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Georgia may get looser Covid rules because locals have 'special genetics' says health chief

Tbilisi, Georgia.
© Sputnik/Vladimir Umikashvili
Tbilisi, Georgia
The former Soviet Republic of Georgia and its population are so special and unique that citizens will likely not be subject to strict rules on their Covid passes if they have recovered from the virus, its health minister has said.

Speaking on Thursday, Ekaterine Tikaradze, remarked that "there is no country as special as Georgia in the world - we are unique, and based on that, we will have two green [Covid-19] passes." One of these, she said, will last "indefinitely" for use domestically.

According to the minister, Georgians, unlike citizens of other European countries, can receive a "green passport" even if they contracted the virus over half a year ago. Explaining the country's people are so different, she said:
"It all probably comes from our genetics and character. There is no surprise that the country will be an exception in terms of Covid certificates."
A proposed proof of immunity for international travel, however, will have to be renewed every six months to be accepted abroad.

No Entry

Anti-vaxxer tour of Covid-19 hospital goes awry

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© Ilya Pitalev/Sputnik
Doctors at a Covid-10 hospital in Moscow • November 2021
A much publicised opportunity for "anti-vaxxers" to visit a Covid-19 hospital in Moscow took a turn for the worst, on Friday, when police had to be called to defuse rising tensions between physicians and the gathered skeptics.

Earlier this week, leading doctors from 11 facilities, nationwide, wrote an open letter inviting several prominent Russian skeptics of the reality of the pandemic to visit so-called 'red zones' - wards for patients with severe symptoms. They wanted those downplaying the severity of the current crisis to see the situation for themselves.

While some of those targeted rejected or ignored the appeal - with, for instance, Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov pointedly stating that he was not opposed to vaccination - a group of nine took up the offer to tour Moscow's Hospital №15. One of them, YouTuber Anton Tarasov, insisted to reporters before the visit that the coronavirus was not contagious, and people were actually contracting pneumonia from "the chemicals sprayed on the streets of Moscow" and from 5G antennae.

The tour was derailed almost immediately, however, when the anti-vaxxers refused to take a quick PCR test, arguing that they might get "infected" by the doctors administering it. Some of them also declined to wear a mask and other protective gear, insisting that, by strolling around the red zone with no protection, they would prove that Covid-19 was not dangerous.

Arrow Down

EU state admits Russian counter-sanctions have caused serious damage to trade

oranges
© Global Look Press/Sabine Lubenow
Reciprocal measures introduced by the Kremlin in response to anti-Russian sanctions have severely hit mutual trade between Moscow and Athens, with Greek exports to the country reportedly halved over the past seven years.

Varvitsiotis Miltiadis, Greece's alternate minister of foreign affairs, said in an interview with TASS:
"Russian counter-sanctions have bashed Greek exports, which have been cut in half since 2014. This is especially the case for fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and dairy products."
According to the official, Greek manufacturers are currently ramping up their efforts to increase the share of the country's products in the Russian market by boosting sales of other goods that are not subject to sanctions.

The Russian authorities placed an import ban on a number of food products from EU member states in 2014, after relations between Moscow and Brussels dramatically declined as a result of economic sanctions introduced by the EU against Russia. The step has drawn harsh criticism from citizens and companies in both Russia and the EU, and sparked a wave of protests among European farmers. Miltiadis said:
"Tourism is of particular importance to us since it helps to reduce the vast trade deficit we have with Russia, our traditional source of energy and grains."

Comment: As weather becomes more erratic and the temperate zones redefine, trading may be a life-saving necessity.


Bad Guys

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

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© AFP / Stephane De Sakutin
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.


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Canadian school cancels ISIS survivor Nadia Murad over Islamophobia fears

isis survivor canada
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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
© REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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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China risks 'colossal Covid-19 outbreak' by opening up, inadequate study finds

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© Bloomberg
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.