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Melbourne sets new world record for longest lockdown, Vic premier blames 'agitators' for having to extend it

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Victoria police fire pepper spray during a clash with protesters at a Rally for Freedom in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021
Rattled by a wave of violent anti-lockdown protests, Australia's second-largest city has hit a grim pandemic milestone, reportedly becoming the city that has lived the longest under lockdown as infections surge.

Currently in its sixth lockdown since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Melbourne has now officially become the lockdown capital - that's according to local media, which reported that the city has spent a total of 235 days under restrictions, surpassing the benchmark set by Argentina's Buenos Aires, which was shut down for 234 days last year.

The mood has been far from celebratory in the streets of the locked-down city, however, as it faces a wave of protests against the record-breaking restrictions. Since Monday, demonstrators have been taking to Melbourne streets daily to vent their frustration at the government's handling of the pandemic, including at its latest move to impose a vaccine mandate on construction workers.

Comment: Mother Nature had something to say:

Amidst erupting lockdown protests, strongest earthquake on record strikes Melbourne, Australia


Russia's silent majority outpoints the robot vote (Canadians too)

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Robots can be easily programmed to correct their mistakes; robot voters can be programmed to re-vote. But robots are missing the intelligence to cover up their tracks.

In the twenty-four hours since the Russian polls closed on Sunday at 8, the robot voters of Russia have exposed themselves to one of the most thorough analyses of their lack of intelligence ever produced by the mainstream Russian media, Russian election technologists and think tanks, and the Russian social media. Indeed, so swift and thorough have they been that protests of election-rigging from the Communist Party, the Navalny group and the State Department have proved superfluous. The silent majority of Russian voters had anticipated the outcome - they have already recorded their response.

(Something similar has happened at the University-Rosedale riding of Toronto. In Monday's Canadian parliamentary election, voters delivered a similar message of silent rebuke to Chrystia Freeland, chief Russia hater and Ukrainian candidate for prime minister of Canada.)

Comment: RFE/RL's (Western) take on the matter:
A Russian researcher known for detailed analyses of past elections says fraud was a major factor in the State Duma election victory of the ruling United Russia party.

Sergei Shpilkin, who published his analysis on September 21, two days after the Duma election concluded, said that, without vote manipulation, the Kremlin-backed party would have likely received around 31-33 percent of ballots in the party-list voting -- not the nearly 50 percent reported by the Central Election Commission.

Shpilkin's analysis adds to the growing clouds looming over the vote, which was already under suspicion due to the concentrated state crackdown on the alternative voter-guide strategy promoted by jailed corruption crusader Aleksei Navalny, among other things.

The preliminary results released by the Central Election Commission indicate that United Russia preserved its two-thirds majority in the Duma, which would enable it to pass major legislation and even constitutional amendments without help from other parties.

In 2020, the Duma voted for amendments that allow President Vladimir Putin to seek two more six-year terms after his current tenure ends in 2024. He has not indicated whether he will.

United Russia's success came even as preelection polls showed the party's approval ratings were below 30 percent - the worst in its roughly two decades of existence.

In his analysis published on Facebook, Shpilkin, a physicist by training, estimated that United Russia's genuine support was between 31 and 33 percent.
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Shpilikin also estimated that nationwide turnout was likely 38 percent of voters, compared with the official figure of 52 percent.

His analysis was based on data across the country's 97,000 individual polling stations, examining outlier polling stations where high turnout was reported as well as high vote tallies for United Russia.

Among the biggest clouds hanging over the results is the new electronic voting system that was used in Moscow and six other locations this year. Election authorities billed the system as a way to help minimize the dangers of COVID-19, which has hit Russia hard.

But outside observers and independent election experts say it's impossible to access and analyze the raw data, leaving the door open to manipulation.

Experts have already identified several districts in Moscow where results are unusual, particularly compared with past election patterns; the release of early results on September 20 was postponed several times.

As a result, out of 15 Moscow single-mandate districts, eight that initially had opposition candidates in the lead eventually ended up going to United Russia candidates.

Electronic voting is "an absolute evil, a black box that no one controls," Shpilkin wrote.

"It is impossible to investigate a million votes piled up in one heap - you can analyze an array of numbers. But in the case of the results of electronic voting, we are shown only the results of several parties and one number on the turnout. There are simply not enough details for analysis," he said.

Shpilkin gained widespread attention in 2012 for his statistical analysis of the 2011 election for the Duma and regional legislatures. He concluded the vote was tainted by fraud.

In the 2016 Duma vote and the 2018 presidential vote, in which Putin won reelection, Shpilkin found similar levels of fraud.

His jagged chart representation of alleged fraud in the 2018 vote gave rise to the term "Churov's Saw" -- a reference to the head of the Central Election Commission at the time, Vladimir Churov, who oversaw several elections rife with allegations of manipulation.


Austria denies social programs to non-vaccinated

Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen, who was inaugurated as the Federal President of the Republic of Austria on January 26, 2017, has taken another undemocratic, authoritarian position that anyone unemployed because of the state's lockdowns who refuses the vaccine will lose ALL benefits. This is absolute tyranny and a disgrace to any country that pretends to be free. It has been reported:
Unusual measure: Austria's Minister of Labor Martin Kocher (ÖVP) has decided to block unemployment benefits for job seekers if they do not apply for a reasonable position because a vaccination is required there or simply not accepting an offered position.
Something is seriously wrong. The vaccination was supposed to protect you, but now the unvaccinated threaten the vaccinated. Does that then prove that the vaccinations do not work? If the death rate is less than 1%, then why are governments forcing such vaccines?

The object seems to be to justify tracking all people. If we cannot do anything without a COVID passport, then we are right back to the same type of control as Adolf Hitler. You cannot get on a train in France without a COVID passport. Canada is doing the same thing for travel. Australia is turning the country into a concentration camp where you cannot travel more than 5k from your residence even if vaccinated.
Papers Please
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Top Secret

Leaked docs show DARPA considered funding $14mn project to infect Chinese bats with altered coronaviruses in 2018 - reports

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Documents published by a scientist group probing Covid-19's origins reveal that controversial US non-profit EcoHealth Alliance had sought $14 million in 2018 for a project that would expose Chinese bats to altered coronaviruses.

Some 18 months before the first Covid cases appeared, the three-and-a-half year study had planned to release skin-penetrating particles containing "novel chimeric spike proteins" from bat coronaviruses into bat caves in China's Yunnan province. The goal was to study and prevent transmission to humans.

The proposal, titled 'Project Defuse', was submitted by EcoHealth Alliance for funding consideration as part of an initiative aimed at preventing emerging pathogen threats by the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It was ultimately rejected over safety concerns.


Johnny Depp rails against cancel culture: 'No one is safe'

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Johnny Depp railed against cancel culture while appearing at the San Sebastian Film Festival on Wednesday.

The actor, 58, was present to receive the honorary Donostia Award and according to Deadline, used his speaking time to tell the audience he's been treated unfairly.

"It can be seen as an event in history that lasted for however long it lasted, this cancel culture, this instant rush to judgment based on what essentially amounts to polluted air," he said during a press conference.

"It's so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe. Not one of you. No one out that door. No one is safe," Depp continued. "It takes one sentence and there's no more ground, the carpet has been pulled. It's not just me that this has happened to, it's happened to a lot of people. This type of thing has happened to women, men. Children have suffered from various types of unpleasantries. Sadly at a certain point, they begin to think that it's normal. Or that it's them. When it's not."


Employees sue United Airlines over 'discriminatory' vaccine mandate, potentially thousands face firing

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Six United Airlines employees are suing the company for its "draconian" Chinese coronavirus vaccine mandate, alleging the company has violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against them based on their religious and medical exemptions.

The class action lawsuit, which powerhouse Washington, D.C. law firm Schaerr Jaffe filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Tuesday, represents potentially at least 2,000 United Airlines employees. These workers have obtained religious or medical exemptions and will maintain employment, but they will be forced to live without pay and health benefits for up to six years while the company assesses the pandemic, according to the complaint.

"United's actions have left Plaintiffs with the impossible choice of either taking the COVID-19 vaccine, at the expense of their religious beliefs and their health, or losing their livelihoods," the complaint states. "In doing so, United has violated Title VII and the ADA by failing to engage in the interactive process and provide reasonable accommodations, and also by retaliating against employees who engaged in protected activity."

Gold Seal

Remote learning killed the myth that homeschooled children are the ones who lack socialization

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After more than a year of remote learning, students in New York City finally went back to school. Sadly, the city's Department of Education fear of COVID-19 and servitude to teachers' unions means that these schools will more closely resemble Siberian gulags than places of learning.

A recent opinion piece in the New York Post details the ridiculous lengths that many of Gotham's schools are going to in order to defeat the virus, including "masked and distanced" recess, health concerns over many sports and other extracurricular activities that require "increased exhalation," and the cancellation of field trips, group projects, and class parties. Despite returning to school, New York City kids are still forbidden from connecting meaningfully with their peers.

Ask any homeschooling parent to discuss the pushback that he's received from friends and family over the years and he'll tell you that the need for his children to be "properly socialized" has topped the list of concerns. "How will your kids learn to interact with different kinds of people if they don't go to school?" these mostly well-meaning people ask, implying that learning at home will doom your children to a life of misanthropic isolation.


COVID-19: 'Virtually any child' would get coronavirus between 12 and 15 without vaccination - Whitty

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Professor Chris Whitty said that the highest rate of coronavirus transmission is currently occurring in children
Approximately half of all children have already had coronavirus during the pandemic, Professor Chris Whitty said, adding: "The great majority of children who have not currently had COVID are going to get it at some point."

Virtually any child between the ages of 12 and 15 would get COVID-19 at some point without vaccination, England's chief medical officer has said.

Professor Chris Whitty said that the highest rate of coronavirus transmission is currently occurring in children of this age group.

Approximately half of all children have already had coronavirus during the pandemic, he added.

Comment: It is a lie. If we follow the science as they want to say to the people, then we can see that the children are at no risk from Covid and they are certainly not a vector for spreading the infection. Recent German studies show quite the opposite of what they claim.

According to Dr.Reinhard Berner from the University Hospital of Dresden, children may even act as a brake on infection.

Other statistics about the Covid complications in children say the same. Children are not more in danger from Covid than from the seasonal flu.

Comment: After almost two years of living the Covid plandemic nightmare, most of the population already has natural immunity. People who need hospitalization can be cured very fast and effectively with very cheap and safe drugs like ivermectin and chloroquine.

Lockdowns and fear propaganda took far more lives than the virus itself.

Children are suffering from long-term psychological problems because of these inhuman totalitarian and unscientific measures that are imposed on us by the psychopathic elites and their obedient quasi-scientists and corrupted politicians.

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FBI robs 800 safety deposit boxes, steal people's life savings, claiming cash smelled like drugs

A video screen capture taken from U.S. District Court documents show federal agents executing search and seizure warrants in late March at the U.S. Private Vaults store in Beverly Hills.(U.S. District Court)
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A video screen capture taken from U.S. District Court documents show federal agents executing search and seizure warrants in late March at the U.S. Private Vaults store in Beverly Hills.(U.S. District Court)
Los Angeles, CA — For decades now, federal government and their cohorts in law enforcement have been carrying out theft of the citizenry on a massive scale using Civil Asset Forfeiture (CAF).

The 1980's-era laws were designed to drain resources from powerful criminal organizations, but CAF has become a tool for law enforcement agencies across the U.S. to steal money and property from countless innocent people.

Comment: When we see examples like this, and also how our "authorities" have responded to the current Covid protests around the world, it's fairly clear that their agenda is to protect the elite and themselves, with very little focus on protecting the working-class population.


'Would you like Pfizer with that?' New Zealanders could get Covid jab with fast-food fix

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New Zealanders could be given Covid-19 vaccines while they wait for fast food.
Government is in talks with KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to administer vaccinations while customers wait in line.

New Zealanders looking to get a fast-food fix could soon be asked if they would like a vaccine with their meal. The country is aiming to vaccinate at least 90% of its population and the government is now in talks with fast-food giant KFC to help reach that goal.

"We just want to reach out to where people are," the deputy prime minister Grant Robertson told RNZ on Thursday morning.

Comment: It's hard to say which is more sad: that New Zealanders are rabid fast food enthusiasts or that the government wants to capitalize on this fact to increase vaccination uptake. Neither fact gives much hope for the future of the country.

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