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Australian undertakers kept busy with abnormally high numbers of deaths - and it's not just from Covid

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Melbourne undertaker Martin Masson sees an increase in 40-60 aged deaths

Undertakers are experiencing a rush of business with Australians dying in abnormally high numbers in a 'worrying' trend doctors can't explain.

Martin Masson, who is managing director of Tribute Funeral Services in the western Melbourne suburb of Ravenhall, said there is no shortage of work for him and others in the industry as official figures confirm Aussies are dying at a higher rate in 2022.

'We've been consistently busy now since the first of this year,' Mr Masson told Daily Mail Australia.

'We have certainly seen an increase in the need for our services as have done a lot of other directors.'

Comment: Steve Kirsch provides a more plausible explanation:

Terrifying: Vaccines are taking an average of 5 months to kill people


Terrifying: Vaccines are taking an average of 5 months to kill people

The CDC has been hiding the Social Security Administration death master file. I got it from a whistleblower. This shows deaths are taking 5 months from the jab to happen. This is why it's hard to see.

The key point is this:
The UK data shows statistical proof of causality of deaths (p<.001): the vaccine doses track with the excess deaths 23 weeks later. Dose dependency is key to showing causality. If no one can explain this, the precautionary principle of medicine requires any ethical society to halt the vaccines now.
Many people assumed the vaccine kills you quickly (in the first two weeks) because that's when people notice the association and report it to VAERS. This is still true; it does kill some people quickly: half of the deaths reported in VAERS are in the first few weeks.

But the key words are "reported in VAERS." It turns out that if we don't have that restriction but are just wondering when most of the deaths after COVID vaccination happen, the answer is different.

Thanks to a helper who works at HHS, we can now clearly see that most of the deaths from the vaccine are happening an average of 5 months from the last dose. That is for the second dose; it may be getting shorter the more shots you get but there are arguments both ways (since there can be survivor bias). Using data from the UK, we can see more clearly that the delay time is around 23 weeks (so a bit more than 5 weeks). We'll dive into that shortly.


The net zero policies that should be torn up to save your wealth

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Britain's ambition to reach net zero by 2050 has drawn much criticism since the target was first announced in 2019 - not least because of its potential impact on household finances.

Plans to phase out the nation's gas boilers as well as petrol and diesel cars may help to reduce the national carbon footprint, but critics have warned the move could be too expensive for many families to bear, as inflation remains at multi-decade highs and the risk of recession grows.

It is not clear yet whether the Net Zero 2050 policy will survive the new Prime Minister Liz Truss's government in its current form. Ms Truss has already launched a review into Boris Johnson's emissions target, chaired by the MP Chris Skidmore.

Comment: These pointless green policies are placing a significant burden on businesses and consumers, how long can they can they put up with it?


UK pubs and brewers risk closure due to tenfold price increase of CO2

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UK brewers are facing tenfold price increases for the CO2 they use to carbonate and package beers, the Financial Times reported on Friday, also citing supply disruptions that could threaten brewing ahead of the Christmas season.

According to the report, the market disruption follows a warning from US fertilizer group CF Industries last month that it would shut down a major UK ammonia plant that makes CO2 as a byproduct. The company said its decision was due to soaring natural gas prices, which have made production unviable.

"Brewers have been approached with little or no notice by their suppliers to accept huge surcharges for the continued supply of CO2, or issued with 'force majeure' letters to say 'we can't guarantee that your supply will continue,'" policy director at the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) Andy Tighe told the media outlet. "This risks an awful lot of production coming to a standstill just at the wrong time," he warned.

The report also pointed out that gas suppliers have been struggling to source CO2 from international markets because of ammonia plant closures in Europe.


Eurozone recession warning raised

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Euro area countries face an 80% chance of a recession in the next 12 months due to soaring energy prices along with a severe power-supply crunch, according to economists polled by Bloomberg.

The projection, which is up from 60% in a previous survey, puts the risk of recession in the single-currency zone at the highest level since July 2020, the agency reported on Monday.

Germany, the bloc's biggest economy, is reportedly among the most exposed to gas supply reductions, and is forecast to begin shrinking as soon as this quarter.


The growing threat of organized retail crime

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Thieves are seen looting stores at the Grove shopping center in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, Calif., on May 30, 2020.
The massive wave of retail thefts in the United States over the past two years have become a major challenge for both the retail industry and law enforcement.

Weakened law enforcement policies and lesser penalties for these criminal bandit gangs have hit a critical juncture, as crime in the United States has hit proportions not seen in three decades.

The number of increasingly professional organized retail crime (ORC) rings and their frequent attacks have reached crisis scale, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) in a Sept. 14 report.

These crimes have hurt thousands of businesses and have contributed to higher prices for consumers and loss of key retailers in many communities, as countless stores have closed to due to lack of security.

"The factors contributing to retail shrink have multiplied in recent years, and organized retail crime is a burgeoning threat within the retail industry," said Mark Meadows, NRF vice president for research development and industry analysis.


Continuing COVID craziness shows it was never about the science

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New York City public school students can't participate in school sports without the COVID-19 vaccine.
The pandemic is essentially over, right?

For some, yes. For others, not so much.

It was only June when unvaccinated Canadians were finally allowed to leave the country, for reasons unclear to anyone. The vaccine doesn't prevent transmission, so how did it make sense to keep the unvaccinated behind the frozen curtain? It didn't.

Light Sabers

Transgender athlete bill declared 'unconstitutional'

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A district court judge in Bozeman this week permanently barred the state from enforcing a 2021 prohibition on transgender athletes participating on collegiate women's sports teams, ruling that the Republican-led Legislature infringed on the constitutional authority of the Montana Board of Regents when it passed the new law.

The court order, issued Wednesday by Gallatin County District Court Judge Rienne McElyea, came one week after oral arguments in a legal challenge brought by the Montana Federation of Public Employees, the Montana Public Interest Research Group and multiple individuals and university faculty associations.

In addition to the transgender athlete ban enacted by House Bill 112, the plaintiffs also argued that lawmakers overextended their authority in passing two other laws affecting college campuses: House Bill 349, which prohibited campuses from limiting support for student groups based on the groups' activities or beliefs, and Senate Bill 319, which imposed new restrictions on campus political activity.

McElyea struck down all three laws, writing that each "attempts to directly control internal university affairs and inject legislative policy judgments into [Montana University System] administration, contrary to the letter and intent of the Montana Constitution."

Stock Down

France's smallest corn harvest since 1990 reveals toll of drought

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French farmers are collecting their smallest corn crop in more than three decades, highlighting the massive toll that summer drought has wrought on Europe's food supplies.

Heat and dryness gripped much of the continent throughout summer, in what may be its worst drought in at least 500 years. That's been particularly brutal for farmers, who are already dipping into winter forage reserves to feed cattle as pastures wither and who face shrinking output of everything from potatoes to sugar.

"No region is spared from the drop in yield," the French ministry said of corn.


Ukraine to jail people over Russian passports

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An elderly woman holds her Russian and Donetsk People’s Republic passports
February 19, 2022
A law proposed by the government in Kiev on Friday would see some Ukrainians who obtain Russian passports punished with lengthy prison terms. Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk insisted the measure is not aimed at ordinary Ukrainians, but officials who work with the "enemy state."

The draft calls for a sentence of 10-15 years for any local or regional government employees who accept an "enemy" passport. Engaging in "propaganda for an enemy state" would carry a sentence of 5-8 years, while "compelling" Ukrainian citizens to accept an "enemy" passport would be punishable by 8-12 years behind bars.

Any Russian citizens engaging in "illegal passportization on the territory of Ukraine" would also be subject to these penalties, said Vereshchuk, whose portfolio is "reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories."

Comment: Despicable times, despicable measures.