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'Shove your new world order up your *ss!' — London erupts in protest against lockdown

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Thousands of protesters descended on the British capital on Saturday to call for an end to coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions on businesses in the UK, which they described as a form of "tyranny".

In a Breitbart London exclusive video, protesters were seen singing: "I would rather be a human than a slave", "We are the 99 per cent", and "You can shove your New World Order up your ass".

The 'Stop the New Normal' march was organised by the anti-lockdown activist group Stand Up X and was one of the largest rallies against the government's coronavirus restrictions since the beginning of the lockdowns in March.

The large scale act of civil disobedience followed more restrictions being imposed on the people of Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, as well as the introduction of a 'tier system' by Prime Minister Boris in England, in which local regions and cities are placed under lockdown if spikes in coronavirus cases are recorded.


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Attention

France in 'critical' Covid-19 second wave amid record cases

Jean-François Delfraissy

Jean-François Delfraissy is the president of the government's scientific council and has warned that the country is at a "critical" point
France is in a "critical situation" faced with the Covid-19 epidemic, amid record cases and a second wave that is proving "more brutal" than the first, the president of the government's scientific advisory council has said.

Jean-François Delfraissy, president of the Conseil Scientifique, said today (Monday October 26) on news channel RTL: "The situation is very difficult, even critical. We have a virus that is spreading extremely quickly.

"We knew that we would have this second wave, but even we are surprised by the brutality of what has been happening over the past 10-15 days. This may be due to the weather getting colder and the fact that the virus is extremely sensitive to the climate.

"This virus is very difficult. This second wave will probably be stronger than the first wave. The pressure on the health system will be here within three weeks, especially when it comes to intensive care. Many members of the public seem to not have realised [yet] what is waiting for us."


Comment: So, another lockdown in the works, even though it did nothing to 'flatten the curve' the first time around. See also:


Stock Up

New Russian invasion? Coronavirus fallout fuels domestic e-commerce boom, with companies poised to expand across Europe

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© Sputnik / Sergey Pyatakov; NurPhoto via Getty Images / Jaap Arriens 19
Russia's "new economy" is booming, but no one seems to have noticed. The only European country with real domestic alternatives to the leading US tech giants has seen a surge in innovation, accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Everyone is suffering from the impact of the coronavirus. The World Bank is predicting a 5.2 percent contraction in global GDP in 2020 - the worst recession in decades - and Russia's GDP is projected to shrink by some 4.4 percent. But that is not affecting the country's innovation economy, where online sales are growing in double digits and, if anything, have only accelerated because of the crisis.

Of course, part of the reason online transactions are doing well is because everyone was locked up at home for several months from March, but the strict lockdowns have only accelerated the growth of online business in Russia that was already well established before Covid-19 appeared.

The three leading players on the IT commerce front - Ozon, Wildberries, and the London listed Yandex, better known as "the Google of Russia" - have already been putting in 70-80 percent annual revenue growth for several years now, and the present situation will only make them expand faster.

Megaphone

Actor Matthew McConaughey calls 'illiberal' Far Left 'condescending and patronizing,' talks anti-Christian bias in Hollywood

Matthew McConaughey
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Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey said last week that he's personally witnessed Christian friends in Hollywood hold out on expressing their faith publicly at risk of potentially losing out in their career.

During a podcast released Thursday with host Joe Rogan, McConaughey recalled fellow actors he has prayed with holding their applause when he thanked God during award speeches.

"I have had — and I won't throw any people under the bus — but I have had moments where I was on stage receiving an award in front of my peers in Hollywood, and there were people in the crowd that I have prayed with before dinners many times, and when I thanked God, I saw some of those people go to clap, but then notice that, 'bad thing on my resume' and then sit back on their hands," McConaughey said.

Cult

The cult of the brave new normal

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© Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group
In March, it was just a three-week lockdown, to flatten the curve so as not to overwhelm the NHS. The narrative has quickly evolved. It has progressed from what seemed a reasonable idea of keeping NHS bed space free based on the completely false Neil Fergusson prediction that hospitals would be overwhelmed by patients suffering from COVID19.

This never happened. Many weeks passed where face masks were not needed and then suddenly in July, long after the majority of supposed COVID19 deaths had occurred, face masks were made compulsory.

Indeed, the UK government advice from the likes of Chris Whitty and the World Health Organisation was that face masks were not effective in stopping the spread of COVID19 or in contracting it; science does not change that quick - anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar.

Comment: See also: How the MEAN psychologists got us to comply with coronavirus restrictions


Alarm Clock

UK Home Office 'urgently investigating' asylum-seeker school pupil who 'looks 40'

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Worried parents say the new classmate 'looks around 40'
The Home Office is urgently investigating an asylum-seeker pupil who joined the school as a 15-year-old but "is balding and looks 40".

It comes after worried parents reported their kids came home from school saying he looked far too old to be in Year 11.

Coventry City Council was forced to send a letter to parents after the pupil took his place in classes earlier this month. The letter sparked fear among parents that the male did not possess a birth certificate or passport for officials to prove his age before enrolling.

The Sun understands the Home Office is now looking into the situation "urgently".

Handcuffs

'Iranian YouTube' CEO sentenced to 10 years over 'controversial' video uploaded by user

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The founder and manager of Iran's main video-sharing platform, referred to by some as Iran's YouTube, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of "encouraging corruption" over a video posted by a user.

In the video posted on Aparat.com last year, children were asked whether they know how they were born, Iranian media reported.

The verdict against Aparat Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Javad Shakuri Moghadam was reported by domestic media on October 25. The sentence was reportedly issued in mid-October by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court presided over by judge Mohammad Moghiseh, who is known for handing down harsh sentences. Moghiseh was last year blacklisted by the U.S. State Department for miscarriage of justice.

Shakuri Moghadam, who was awarded a government medal of honor as one of the country's top entrepreneurs about two years ago, can appeal the sentence.

The controversial video was said to have been removed an hour after being posted on Aparat, which has millions of Iranian users.

The producers of the video were also arrested with authorities then claiming that they had received complaints from concerned citizens and families.

The BBC reported that seven others accused in the case have been each sentenced to 11 years in prison after being convicted of "encouraging corruption" and "publishing vulgar content."

House

'People are getting comfortable in their homes': Chicago mayor defends curfew, wants public to extend it to their homes

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Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the strict restrictions put forth recently in her city are partly for private homes too because people are getting too "comfortable."

In a Monday morning interview with CNN's New Day, Lightfoot said the lockdown procedures in her city meant to discourage social gatherings should extend to people's homes too.

"It's not just what you do outside of your home, it's also what you do inside your home, and making sure that you don't invite people in that are not part of your immediate family," she said when defending the controversial 10pm curfew for non-essential businesses. Other lockdown restrictions put in place this week include limiting public gatherings to six people, banning alcohol sales past 9pm, banning bars without food licenses from conducting indoor business, and requiring face coverings in all public settings.

"People are getting comfortable in their homes, and they're having social gatherings," the mayor said, claiming such behavior is a "huge" contributing factor to the spread of Covid-19. Lightfoot says only immediate family and essential people, like home care workers, should be allowed in people's homes.

Comment: Belief systems locked and loaded, politicians are the last to assimilate new information:



Bullseye

A new must-see documentary eviscerates the mainstream narrative on race in America: 'What Killed Michael Brown?'

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'What Killed Michael Brown?' (2020) Dir: Eli Steele
A new film streaming on Amazon uses the tragedy of Michael Brown's death in 2014 to insightfully reveal the manipulations and machinations that distort modern-day race relations in the US.

What Killed Michael Brown? is the most important documentary of the year. The film, which is exquisitely directed by Eli Steele and gloriously written and narrated by famed conservative black intellectual Shelby Steele, takes a deep dive into the tangled web of race in America through the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014.

From the get-go the movie jumps out at you, not with cinematic bombast, but with a subtle brilliance. The opening title sequence uses the same distinct font as Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, and in so doing lets viewers know it is unabashedly challenging popular myths.

Alarm Clock

NHS Test and Trace whistleblower: "It's a complete s**t show"

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“Is this Humpty Dumpty? We’ve been given your name by someone who tested positive for COVID-19. DO NOT FALL OFF THAT WALL. YOU MUST REMAIN ON THAT WALL FOR 14 DAYS.”
I've been contacted by a track-and-tracer who works for one of Serco's sub-contractors. She's a Tier 3 tracer (nothing to do with lockdown 'Tiers'), which means her job is to call people who've been named as contacts by confirmed cases and advise them to self-isolate for 14 days.

Sounds straightforward, right? Wrong. I'll let her take up the story.
One of the most significant problems is the level of calls people are getting. People regularly say they feel harassed and bullied by us. I often call someone who says that they have just put the phone down on another contract tracer and while I'm on the line more calls are coming in.

I'll give some examples to explain why this happens.

Tier 2 call handlers are tasked with speaking to someone when they test positive to take the details of everyone they've been in contact with two days prior to the onset of their symptoms, up to the time they began their 10-day isolation.

Tier 3 operatives (me) then call all these contacts to tell them to isolate for 14 days.

Comment: On top of all that, ex-Brexit Secretary David Davis has revealed that test and trace companies are immune from penalties for failure: there are no penalty clauses in the contracts. Which in itself is ridiculous, because their target quotas designed to 'stop the spread' are useless, and what numbers they do have are full of duplicates, as the whisteblower above points out.