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'Antifa' rioters attack cops at march against 'state violence'

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Protestors hold red flares and banners during a demonstration organised by the far-left in Paris, France, November 27, 2021
Black-clad 'Antifa' rioters in France attacked police officers with fists, projectiles and metal barriers, at a Paris protest they claimed was "against state violence and the extreme right."

Wearing black and concealing their faces with masks and neckerchiefs, crowds of left-wing 'Antifa' protesters turned out in Paris, France, on Saturday, in what they said was a rally "against state violence and the extreme right."

Clashes soon broke out between the demonstrators and the ranks of police officers there to maintain order. It is not clear which side instigated the violence, but video footage posted to Twitter by a police officer shows the left-wingers hurling projectiles at a group of retreating cops, before picking up metal crowd-control barriers to attack the officers with. The officer posting the video claimed that the "thugs in black" had struck first.

Comment: Violent clashes will likely disrupt and tarnish the anti-pass Sanitaire protests in France which have been relatively peaceful so far. Was that the intention all along? Some Twitter users have said that the far-left Antifa types in France are 'allies' of Macron. Others have suggested that undercover police have attended protests to antagonize the crowd and instigate violence.



Will France institute similar draconian rules as the UK and effectively criminalize the act of protesting in light of this violence?


Einstein

We don't talk about collapse to revel in it, we talk about collapse to prevent it

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If one possible result of the current system is collapse, realizing the system itself must be changed isn't doom-and-gloom, it's problem-solving.

Those of us who discuss collapse are generally dismissed as doom-and-gloomers, the equivalent of people who watch dash-cam videos of vehicle crashes all day, reveling in disaster. Why would we spend so much effort discussing collapse if we didn't long for it?

Those dismissing us all as doom-and-gloomers hoping for collapse have it backward: yes, some long for collapse as a real-life disaster movie, but those discussing collapse in systems terms are trying to avoid it, not revel in it.

If the system is vulnerable beneath a surface stability, then the only way to avoid negative consequences is to understand those vulnerabilities / fragilities and work out systemic changes that reduce those risks.

It's not the analysis of vulnerabilities that causes collapse, it's refusing to look at vulnerabilities because to do so is considered negative. Why not be optimistic and just go with the consensus that the status quo is impervious to serious disruption? Can-do optimism is all that's needed to overcome any spot of bother.

The problem is humanity's propensity to confuse optimism with magical thinking. This confusion is particularly visible in any discussion of energy. The status quo holds that every problem has a technological solution, and doubting this optimism is dismissed as naysaying: "why can't you be positive?"

Bacon n Eggs

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Price of food, cost of living and inflation

The price of eggs
Inflation runs and runs from home prices to food with every aspect of life being affected.

Turkey cheese and chicken prices rise 10% in a single day.

World Food Programme forecasts gargantuan increases for global food prices and availability.

African exports about to tidal waved with restrictions and the onward exports will result in more shortages for a plethora of nations.

2022 will be the roll over point for awareness of the fiat money destabilization.


Sources

Burka

Canadian school cancels ISIS survivor Nadia Murad over Islamophobia fears

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Nadia Murad -- seen here speaking at the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony -- was kidnapped by ISIS and forced into sexual servitude as a teen.
A woman who survived being kidnapped by ISIS and plunged into sexual slavery as a teen has been cancelled — by the largest school board in Canada, according to a report.

Nadia Murad, 28, was set to sit down with students from some of the 600 schools that are part of the Toronto District School Board to talk about her upcoming book, The Last Girl: My Story Of Captivity, to be published in February 2022.

But school board superintendent Helen Fisher pulled the plug on Murad's visit, saying she would not let students attend because the book would be offensive to Muslims and "foster Islamophobia," the Telegraph reported.

Black Cat

Dancing mayor and shopping Biden breach mask mandates

San Francisco Mayor London Breed
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks during in San Francisco, California.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed is facing a backlash after being filmed dancing carefree and maskless in a club despite the city's mandate. US President Joe Biden is meanwhile facing his own public-masking critiques.

The video of Breed, reportedly from this week, shows the mayor in a crowd, dancing and singing, seemingly aware she is being filmed.


Comment: Obviously the rules are meant only for the ordinary people, not for the government officials and the so called "elites". It is just another proof of how dangerous the virus is and what is happening with this fake pandemic.

Will enough people finally understand how they are being gaslighted and take their own destiny in their own hands?

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Binoculars

China risks 'colossal Covid-19 outbreak' by opening up, inadequate study finds

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Lifting travel restrictions could have a huge impact on cases in China, according to a study by Peking University mathematicians.
China could face more than 630,000 coronavirus infections a day if it dropped its zero-tolerance approach and followed other countries by lifting travel bans, according to forecasting by Peking University mathematicians.


Comment: It's become quite clear that the vast majority of forecasts and models were wrong in the extreme. Moreover, with the vast majority of those infections being relatively mild, does it really matter? However, even if the model were accurate, they may be able to ease the burden by staggering the opening up, and resolving to never go that route again.


In the report published in China CDC Weekly by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the four mathematicians argued that China was not ready and could not afford to lift entry-exit quarantine measures without more efficient vaccinations or specific treatment.

"The estimates revealed the real possibility of a colossal outbreak which would almost certainly put an unbearable burden on the medical system," the authors said in the report, dated Wednesday.

Comment: This further proves that lockdowns don't work and neither do any of the jabs; moreover, both make the situation many, many times worse. It also reveals that, for some reason, China has been unwilling to consent to proven medications like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, despite its refusal to act in lockstep with the nefarious agenda much of the rest of the world has been enforcing, such as national lockdowns and mandating the injections. That said, as hinted at in the final paragraph, it may be that these alternative interventions may soon receive more attention. It may also be that there are additional reasons for China's reluctance to finally 'open up'.


Colosseum

Taliban offering tourists trips to site of Buddah statue blown up by predecessors in 2001 for $5 charge

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© Reuters / Ahmad Masood
Afghan boys play soccer in front of the remains of a 1,500-year-old Buddha statue which was destroyed by the Taliban in March 2001, in the central province of Bamiyan, August 22, 2011
Fresh from their conquest of Afghanistan, the Taliban are welcoming intrepid tourists to the famous Bamiyan Buddha statues, ancient monuments that the militant group blew up two decades ago.

Hewn out of a rocky cliffside in central Afghanistan's Bamyan Valley around the sixth Century AD, the Bamiyan Buddhas stood more than 150 feet tall for 1,400 years, until the Taliban blew them to pieces with high explosives in 2001, shortly before the US invasion ended their brief reign over Afghanistan.

Now the Taliban are back in charge, and have thrown open the site to the public. According to an NBC News report this week, curious tourists can hand over the equivalent of $5 to Taliban guards at a ticket booth, and gaze at the empty holes where the Buddhas once stood.

Comment: Evidently the Taliban might need a bit more time working out their tourist attractions and brushing up on their public relation skills.


Briefcase

Marine to sue Wal-Mart for refusing to fill prescription for life-saving Ivermectin

Bill Salier
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Bill Salier - Former Marine and Iowa farmer
As a Marine, Bill Salier was shot at by snipers in Mogadishu during his nearly five years serving his country. With an impressive security clearance, he was trusted to guard the Presidency from threats on station at Camp David. For the next 20 years he farmed 250 acres in Iowa producing corn, soybeans and pigs to feed American families.

But his local Wal-Mart pharmacist didn't trust his judgment to fill a life-saving dose of Ivermectin when COVID attacked his body last month and corporate policy was to deny such medicine based on politics, not science.

Marine denied medicine by multinational retailer for invalid reasons

Salier said:
"I was very concerned I was going to die. I was falling asleep during my doctor's medical examinations. They told me I was in the midst of a 'Cytokine storm' and 8-9 days in, I was praying for a miracle because my body was failing me. I've been active and strong my entire life, but I was in desperate shape and couldn't form words to even communicate the incredible pain I was feeling all over my body."

Dollars

'Dark money' organization may have helped Biden win

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Voters at an Arizona polling station line up to vote in the 2020 US presidential election.
A shadowy non-profit known as the Voter Participation Center reportedly spent over $100 million ahead of the 2020 presidential election to attract hundreds of thousands of votes from those considered likely to support Joe Biden.

The Washington-based group raised $85 million and spent an even larger amount delivering millions of mail and digital notifications to voters during 2020, The Hill reported this week. Accessing the group's tax filings, the news outlet noted that last year's spending dwarfed the $14 million it spent during the previous election in 2016.

Although the Voter Participation Center (VPC) does not explicitly campaign for specific candidates, it targets younger voters, minorities and unmarried women - all of whom traditionally favor Democrats but typically generate below-average turnouts.

The group's CEO Tom Lopach told The Hill it had delivered some 371 million pieces of mail over the 2020 election cycle, urging voters to register for mail-in voting or to vote early. They also apparently sent out another 300 million digital messages through ads and emails.

Quenelle - Golden

'Hundreds of thousands' of Australians flood streets to protest vaccine mandate

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Crowds in Melbourne protest against mandatory vaccinations and lockdown measures on Saturday.
A fresh round of rallies against mandatory Covid vaccination has hit Australia, with hundreds of thousands protesting in dozens of cities. Aerial footage captured huge crowds blocking central streets.

New rallies all across the country happened on Saturday, as people demonstrated for more freedom in relation to coronavirus vaccination. Organized by the Millions March Against Mandatory Vaccination group, massive protests swept central Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth, along with 30 other cities and towns in Australia.

Claiming that vaccine mandates are discriminatory, people protested outside parliamentary buildings and blocked central streets, calling for resignations in state governments and an end to what some call "tyranny."