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'Propaganda machine says it's OK for there to be Bezos & Zuckerberg': Roger Waters tells RT how media shields Covid-19 villains

roger waters
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Mankind is headed for annihilation unless societies reject unjust economic systems and media war propaganda, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters told RT, noting that the Covid-19 crisis could serve as a much-needed wake-up call.

"Clearly what Covid-19 has told us all is that in order to face a common enemy, like a virulent virus, we're going to need to cooperate, to act together... as a global community," Waters told RT's Rick Sanchez on Friday.
If we don't cooperate, we're all dead. The planet's over. We're heading for the cliff of omnicidal destruction of everything. So will this be a wake-up call? I hope so.
Calling "neoliberal economics" the "elephant in the room," Waters said such cooperation is made near-impossible when public policy is driven by a "motive to maximize the bottom line of profit for the corporations that run our countries." As many struggle to afford rent or put food on the table, some nations have responded to the pandemic by printing "billions, trillions of dollars" to dole out to the politically well-connected.

NPC

Streaming platform Twitch loses all credibility after giving TRANS-SPECIES 'female' spot on its 'Safety Advisory Council'

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Can't make this up: FerociouslySteph is a male-to-female trans woman who self-identifies as a deer.
2020 isn't done with us yet. In an act of progressive seppuku, one of the world's largest streaming platforms gave a position of power to a girl who thinks she's a woodland creature, and the internet is having none of it.

Twitch streamer FerociouslySteph is a male-to-female trans woman who self-identifies as a deer. In multiple videos making the rounds, she discusses prancing outside, eating grass, and she can be seen practically orgasming as her partner gives her 'scritches.' Adding a fun twist to this juicy cocktail of internet absurdity is that, if her makeshift antlers are any indication, she identifies as a male deer.

Comment: Ms. Narwitz's assessment of FerociouslySteph's mental state is probably not that far off. Unfortunately, such a degree of disconnect from basic reality is becoming more pervasive in society, because to call it out is to be 'hateful'.The connection to the ADL is even more disturbing.


Magic Hat

The US is dramatically overcounting Coronavirus deaths

Dr. Fauci
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Editor's Note: Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD, contributed to this column.

Over 86,500 people have reportedly died in the United States from the Coronavirus, and the fear generated by those deaths is driving the public policy debate. But that number is a dramatic overcount. Our metrics include deaths that have nothing to do with the virus. The problem is even worse as the Centers for Disease Control over counts even some of these cases and the government has created financial incentives for this misreporting. Relying on these flawed numbers is destroying businesses and jobs and costing lives.

"The case definition is very simplistic," Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of Illinois Department of Public Health, explains. "It means, at the time of death, it was a COVID positive diagnosis. That means, that if you were in hospice and had already been given a few weeks to live, and then you also were found to have COVID, that would be counted as a COVID death. It means, technically even if you died of clear alternative cause, but you had COVID at the same time, it's still listed as a COVID death."

Comment: Nothing that hasn't been stated dozens of times here previously, and for the last several weeks, but it certainly is interesting to note how much more these truths are being realized by an ever-growing number of doctors and pundits - and how many will react and respond to this information - given how the lies have already wreaked so much havoc on the lives of so many.

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People

Lessons from Kronavirus: Is Sweden's anti-lockdown approach more strategic?

Restaurant in Stockholm during Covid-19
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People sit in a restaurant in Stockholm on May 8, 2020
Every afternoon, I look up from my home office to watch a group of shrieking kids descend on our local playground. It is a daily reminder my pandemic is not like your pandemic. As a Canadian who relocated recently to Malmö, Sweden, I arrived just in time to witness Sweden's COVID-19 response firsthand. I live in one of the few places in the world where playgrounds, parks, restaurants and bars never closed.

It is a striking dissonance from Toronto, where I lived until recently, and B.C.'s Lower Mainland, where I grew up. The photographs of deserted streets I am intimately familiar with — Little Italy in Toronto, Gastown in Vancouver — feel as though they are pulled from a nightmare, one my friends and family are all trapped in. While they endure lockdowns, snitch lines and overzealous bylaw enforcement — remember the Ottawa teenager or the new mom in Aurora, Ont., fined hundreds of dollars for shooting hoops or lingering a few seconds too long in a park — my daily life has carried on unimpeded. In the past week, I got a bad haircut, went to the gym, and met friends for lunch, all without fear of censure.

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Marijuana

UK cannabis farm bought by US-based fund in $81 million deal

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‘In the cannabis space, there is no equal asset to Bridge Farm.’
A British cannabis producer has been acquired by a US-based private equity fund in a multimillion pound deal which some say could accelerate the legalisation of the recreational drug in the UK.

Bridge Farm, a horticulture company based in Lincolnshire, has been acquired by Artemis Growth Partners for about $81m (£66m). The fund's partners, many of whom are former Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan executives, has a large portfolio of companies that sell and advocate the use of cannabis for a number of different purposes including for medicinal use.

Announcing the deal, Artemis said it expected the huge financial pressures on governments around the world after the coronavirus pandemic could see cannabis legalised to make it taxable.

Comment: This is emblematic of the UK: it's one of the world's leading producers of a plant that it criminalizes its own citizens for possessing. Whilst the debate around cannabis use is nuanced, and it certainly would benefit the establishment to sedate and tax the segment of the population that would use it, the medicinal merits in the use of cannabis over a whole host of other, legal, patented, pharmacological drugs, as well as a citizens right to choose, is undeniable: Also check out SOTT radio's: The Health & Wellness Show: The Highs and Lows of Cannabis as Medicine


Family

New Zealand schools to teach pupils to avoid dairy and meat

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Farmers in New Zealand are up in arms about a new school curriculum that encourages learners to avoid eating dairy and meat.
New Zealand has implemented a new climate change curriculum in schools that advises learners to avoid consuming dairy and meat.

According to Reuters, this curriculum has been heavily criticised by the agriculture community in New Zealand, with agricultural commodities accounting for 60% of the country's exports.

Farmers in New Zealand said they felt targeted by the new curriculum, which amplified their frustrations as the government pushed for a reduction of carbon emissions to achieve the country's goal to become carbon-neutral by 2050.

The curriculum blamed agriculture for being a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions and therefore advised students to avoid consuming dairy and meat.


Comment: Agriculture includes vegetables, and vegetarian diets promote the worst ecosystem destruction of them all, so this curriculum is not based on fact - it's based on ideology, pushed by big business.


Comment: Children are worrying about what the propaganda media and its puppets, like Greta Thunberg, are telling them to be worried about. Moreover, removing the essential sustenance found in meat from a growing child's diet will result in a dramatic decline in their health, and potentially, in irreversible damage: Also check out SOTT radio's: The Health & Wellness Show: 19 January 2015 -- The Vegetarian Myth


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Jonathan Sumption: 'You cannot imprison an entire population'

Police Officer patrols Brighton beach

Police Officer patrols Brighton beach
The current rationale for the lockdown is incoherent. The old rationale was: 'you must spread the infections over a longer period so as to allow the NHS to catch up'. So that was why there was the slogan 'Save the NHS'. Well, they've dropped that part of the slogan - and for good reasons. Currently, the NHS has more than doubled its intensive care capacity. It's an impressive achievement by the government. But they need to follow the logic of it. The crucial fact is that [the government's] paper accepts that Covid-19 is going to be with us long term. That is the likely outcome. And it's consistent with the science. Once the a virus has taken hold in a population, it doesn't just go away until enough people have been exposed to the disease to acquire immunity or a vaccine turns up. So when the lockdown ends, whenever that is, the virus will still be there waiting for us.

More than nine tenths of the deaths are cases in which the death certificate shows that there were multiple causes of death: Coronavirus was only one of them. This is a virus that attacks people with really serious pre-existing vulnerabilities. Almost all of these people are very old and suffering from conditions serious enough to be mentioned as a cause of death on the certificate. The overwhelming majority would have died. A bit later, but not much later.


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Sheriff

Italian lawmaker demands Bill Gates arrest for crimes against humanity

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Days after it was revealed in an intercepted human intelligence report that Bill Gates offered $10 million bribe for a forced Coronavirus vaccination program in Nigeria, now an Italian politician has demanded the arrest of Bill Gates in the Italian parliament. Sara Cunial, the Member of Parliament for Rome denounced Bill Gates as a "vaccine criminal" and urged the Italian President to hand him over to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. She also exposed Bill Gates' agenda in India and Africa, along with the plans to chip the human race through the digital identification program ID2020.

As reported by GreatGameIndia earlier, in 2015 it were the Italians who exposed secret Chinese biological experiments with Coronavirus. The video, which was broadcast in November, 2015, showed how Chinese scientists were doing biological experiments on a SARS connected virus believed to be Coronavirus, derived from bats and mice, asking whether it was worth the risk in order to be able to modify the virus for compatibility with human organisms.

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Stop

YouTube censors epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski for opposing lockdown

Dr. Knut Wittkowski
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Dr. Knut Wittkowski
Big Tech companies are aggressively tamping down on COVID-19 "misinformation" — opinions and ideas contrary to official pronouncements.

Dr. Knut M. Wittkowski, former head of biostatistics, epidemiology and research design at Rockefeller University, says YouTube removed a video of him talking about the virus which had racked up more than 1.3 million views.

Wittkowski, 65, is a ferocious critic of the nation's current steps to fight the coronavirus. He has derided social distancing, saying it only prolongs the virus' existence and has attacked the current lockdown as mostly unnecessary.

Comment: Dr. Wittkowski was also featured in the second installment of the infamous article series 'Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic' on OffGuardian.

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Brick Wall

Lives vs lives - The global cost of lockdown

masked woman New Delhi India
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A masked woman in New Delhi, India.
Policies that depress the world economy put millions at risk

'There have been as many plagues in history as there have been wars,' wrote Albert Camus in The Plague, 'yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise.' So it was this time. The arrival of a new coronavirus blindsided governments of most advanced nations as they reached for a tool that few had ever really considered before: lockdown. It all happened too fast for a proper discussion about the implications. The biggest question — the extent to which lockdown will claim lives as well as save them — is one you can ask at a global level.

We know the national costs. In the United States, there is joblessness on a scale not seen since the Great Depression, with more than 33 million unemployed. The Bank of England forecasts the UK economy will fall by 14 per cent this year — the steepest decline since 1706. Similar trends can be found across the industrial world. The global economy is veering toward an economic depression not seen for generations.

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