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New Zealanders now required to be fully vaccinated to access many services

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© Dean Purcell/NZ Herald via AP
A courier delivers goods to a store in central Auckland, New Zealand, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. The lockdown of New Zealand's largest city Auckland, for almost three months after an outbreak of the delta variant, is likely to end later this month, with some coronavirus restrictions being eased Tuesday, Nov. 9.
Bars, restaurants and gyms reopened in Auckland on Friday as the last major parts of a lockdown that lasted more than 100 days ended.

New Zealand has begun a new phase in its coronavirus response in which there won't be lockdowns but people will be required to be fully vaccinated — and prove it with vaccine passes — in order to access many services.

The government decided that vaccination rates were high enough to switch to the new system, with about 87% of people aged 12 and over fully vaccinated. In Auckland, which has been at the center of the nation's outbreak, the rate is over 90%.

Comment: Also see: New Zealand - Science, Covid Mandates, Events, Facts, and Fallacies


Attention

5 dead after Myanmar security forces ram car into anti-coup protest

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© AFP
An injured protester lies on a stretcher after Yangon protest.
Five people were killed and at least 15 arrested after Myanmar security forces rammed a car into an anti-coup protest on Sunday morning in Yangon, local news portal Myanmar Now reported.

Witnesses at the scene said dozens had been injured. Photos and videos on social media show a vehicle that crashed through the protesters and bodies lying in the road.

Another protest was held in Yangon in the afternoon despite the morning's violence.

Comment: See also: Myanmar anti-coup fighters retreat from town, US & Britain condemn military


Attention

Grocery stores in New Brunswick can now ban the unvaccinated

Grocery Store
© Alberta Nationals
Beginning today, people in New Brunswick who don't show proof of full vaccination can be banned from entering grocery stores.

From CBC:
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Handcuffs

Finland arrests 5 over far-right terror plot

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Finnish Police
Five men suspected of planning a far-right motivated bomb and gun attack have been arrested, Finnish police said on Friday.

The men are from the southwestern municipality of Kankaanpaa and were born between the years 1995 and 1998. They were arrested on Tuesday morning after being under surveillance for two years, police said. Finnish radio station Yle reported that some of them had previous convictions.

Police say the arrests mark Finland's first case of suspected far-right terrorism.

What is the ideology of the suspects?

Residents of Kankaanpaa who knew some of the suspects said that one was a skinhead and that two others were allegedly neo-Nazis. According to police, the men follow "accelerationism". This white supremacist ideological tendency aims at fomenting racial division in society and has been linked to mass shootings in the United States.

Police said that group did not appear to belong to an extremist organization. "A small group like this which idealizes terrorist violence works in secret and their activity does not appear to belong to an extremist organization."

Yoda

Make skepticism great again: The replication crisis in science and what it means for the rest of us

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Galileo Faces the Roman Inquisition - Cristiano Banti
As the cultural edifices of western civilization are torn down one by one, there's one institution whose prestige and authority continues to grow - science. Respect for scientists has, in many quarters, been transformed into a form of worship. And questioning their authority akin to heresy. Yet this confidence is often misplaced. A disturbing number of scientists have been proven to be charlatans, their methods slipshod and their results bogus. Surveying numerous disciplines, Peter Shawn Taylor explains the implications of what's known as the "replication crisis" and reveals how science is trying to fix itself. Even non-scientists should be paying attention. — Peter Shawn Taylor

Yesterday it was social psychology. Today it's marine biology. Tomorrow, could it be Canadian history and the rest of society?

The sciences are currently grappling with a significant loss of credibility that has been called the "replication crisis." This crisis stems from a widening recognition that many published academic findings - including foundational work in some disciplines - cannot be replicated and, accordingly, cannot be independently verified. Both of these conditions are key elements of the modern scientific method. As a result, many well-cited scientific works long considered to reveal important truths are now considered unreliable or hopelessly biased. Some are the product of outright fraud. A recent example with a strong Canadian connection illustrates the problem.

Propaganda

Poll of 2,049 Germans shows 53% want lockdown for all

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© AFP / John MACDOUGALL
A recent poll by YouGov indicates that 53% of Germans support the idea of a sweeping lockdown all across the country, amid a surge in Covid cases.

38%, on the other hand, do not want to see the screws tightened even further, while another 8% are undecided. The pollsters surveyed 2,049 Germans online between November 30 and December 2, asking whether they would support a nationwide lockdown in December.

The study revealed a considerable divergence of opinion, depending on age and region. For instance, among the respondents over 55, the number in favor of tougher restrictions is the highest of all age groups, reaching 63%, while only 40% of those aged 25 to 34 hold the same view. As for regional differences, the two German states with the lowest support for a new lockdown are Thuringia and Saxony, which also rank among the country's Covid hotspots, with a relatively low proportions of vaccinated citizens. At the opposite end of the spectrum are Bremen and Lower Saxony.

Comment: How reliable is a poll that surveyed 2,049 people when the total population of Germany is 83.24 million?

Countless studies have shown that lockdowns do not stop the spread of coronavirus, heck, there was even a GERMAN study back in June that concluded the same thing. But who cares, the government said it was a good idea! See also:


Wolf

More sexual misconduct allegations leveled against fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo

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© The Post Millennial
Disgraced former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo
A former co-worker of Chris Cuomo made a sexual misconduct allegation against the former CNN anchor, who was fired Saturday for misleading the cable network about the extent of the role he played trying to mitigate the sexual harassment accusations that took down his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

A well known employment lawyer who represents the accuser contacted CNN Wednesday to tell them of the allegation, according to The New York Times.

The disclosure came as an outside law firm was probing new documents released by by New York's top prosecutor Monday that suggested the younger Cuomo was more involved trying to control damage to his brother's political career than he previously said.

Dominoes

UK care home closes as vaccine mandate leads to loss of staff, union says industry is "already on its knees"

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© Google Street View
Care home bosses say they are devastated to have to make the decision
Bosses at a small Coventry care home say they are "devastated" to make the decision to close due to staffing issues created by a lack of fully vaccinated care workers.

St Martin's on Woodway Lane, Walsgrave, has been providing care for the city's elderly for more than three decades.

But the home, which caters to 16 people, has been having difficulties finding available staff with the required vaccination status.

From November 11 it became mandatory under government legislation for those working in care homes to be fully vaccinated, unless medically exempt.

Comment: This is just one of many examples of facilities that have been forced to close, however there is growing evidence that others have managed to only remain open by operating on dangerously low staffing levels. And the situation is likely to get much, much worse, as the government fomented hysteria surrounding the Omicron variant diverts healthcare resources away from the very people it claims to be trying to protect, and the hype is used to expand the vaccine mandates to ever greater numbers of professions: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Omicron! Nu Variant! More Lockdowns! More Jabs!




Stock Down

Cryptos see $1 billion liquidated as Omicron & threats of new lockdowns cast doubt over global economic recovery

Bitcoin
© REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
FILE PHOTO: Representation of cryptocurrency Bitcoin is seen in this illustration taken November 29, 2021.
Bitcoin shed a fifth of its value on Saturday as a combination of profit-taking and macro-economic concerns triggered nearly a billion dollars worth of selling across cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin was 12% down at 0920 GMT at $47,495. It fell as low as $41,967.5 during the session, taking total losses for the day to 22%.

The broad selloff in cryptocurrencies also saw ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, plunge more than 10%.

Based on cryptocurrency data platform Coingecko, the market capitalisation of the 11,392 coins it tracks dropped nearly 15% to $2.34 trillion. That value had briefly crossed $3 trillion last month, when bitcoin hit a record $69,000.

Comment: The Build Back Better bunch have made it clear that they intend to, somehow, impose a 'Great Reset' on the global economy which will then facilitate the enforcement of their new normal. And with the cumulative damage of rolling lockdowns, the multiple boosters and the evident harm they're causing, and how the hype of this new Omicron variant reveals a wave of destruction is ready to be inflicted, it looks as though an outcry against the lockdowns, injurious injections, coupled with a collapse of global economies is increasingly inevitable. Whether the establishment will be able to maintain its control over this demolition remains to be seen: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Omicron! Nu Variant! More Lockdowns! More Jabs!




Mr. Potato

Chris Cuomo bounced from CNN over involvement with brother Andrew's scandals

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© Reuters / Mike Segar; Reuters / Mary Altaffer
CNN presenter Chris Cuomo (L) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (R)
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has been fired in the wake of revelations he secretly aided the defense of his embattled brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo — and the network said it is probing new information on "Fredo."

"This is not how I want my time at CNN to end," Chris Cuomo said in a statement.

"But I have already told you why and how I helped my brother," he continued.

CNN confirmed the firing and said that Cuomo had been "terminated ... effective immediately" as an outside law firm continues to investigate "his involvement with his brother's defense."

Comment: CNN host Chris Cuomo used his media sources to find out info on brother Andrew's accusers, records show - UPDATE: CNN suspends Cuomo