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Police baton-charge freedom protesters in Dublin - Ireland under strictest and longest lockdown in Western world

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Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in Dublin to protest Ireland's restrictive lockdown policies. But the Saturday gathering soon turned violent, as police were pelted with bottles, cans, and even fireworks.

Ireland's first national lockdown in 2020 was the longest in Europe, and the nationwide restrictions currently in place have been ranked the fourth-toughest in the world - and the toughest in Europe - by researchers at Oxford University. With the highest level of restrictions set to remain in place until early April at the earliest, hundreds of protesters gathered in Dublin on Saturday to protest the measures.


After symbolically assembling at the General Post Office, where Irish revolutionaries declared independence from Britain more than a century ago, the hundreds-strong crowd marched to St. Stephen's Green, a park that had been closed by police in anticipation of the protest.

The demonstration devolved into violence along the way. Police officers blocking the route to the park were heckled and shouted at by the protesters. Video footage then showed one protester shooting a firework into an officer's face at point-blank range.


Comment: And there are no doubt many more major protests to come - globally - throughout 2021.


Biohazard

Belgian govt warns that masks it distributed in 2020 may contain TOXIC chemicals

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Millions of cloth facemasks distributed by the federal government in Belgium in 2020 may contain toxic chemicals according to a newly-leaked report from Sciensano, the Belgian Institute for Public Health.

The Belgian government purchased 15 million Avrox masks and dispensed them through private pharmacies to its 11.5 million citizens. However, due to additional mask sales and delivery efforts by local authorities and private companies, only an estimated third of the federally-distributed masks were actually used.

The masks were produced in Asia by Luxembourg firm Avrox and now an investigation is underway following complaints from rival Belgian mass manufacturers about the possible contamination of the Avrox masks with toxic nanoparticles of silver and with titanium dioxide, used to dye the masks white.

Comment: Masks are harmful to the wearer as it is: 4-year-old almost dies due to lung infection caused by prolonged mask wearing - doctor rants 'how many children must die?'

See also: Mandatory masks and movement restrictions are violation of human rights - Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Eye 1

Welcome to Snitch Nation: From kids to parents, it's a race to rat out your (former) loved ones before they get you first

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In the grand tradition of divide and conquer, the ruling class has set in motion a fool-proof way to keep us from uniting against the Great Reset and attendant restrictions on human freedoms - dupe us into snitching on each other!

In order to achieve the proper level of blanket obedience, it's important that ordinary people trust the government unquestioningly - and fear and hate those who don't. This is best accomplished by discrediting and distancing the target population from all non-approved information sources, whether that's Grandma down in Florida or their favorite alt-media YouTube channel. The target must be informed in no uncertain terms that they're in the midst of an 'infodemic' - a deadly (if invisible and intangible) swarm of ideas that must be resisted at all costs by keeping one's eyes and ears firmly fixed on the news networks, lest one fail to keep up with the ever-shifting New Normal.

Comment: It's telling that nearly every country that enforced brutal, rolling lockdowns also created their own snitch hotlines: Also check out SOTT radio's:


2 + 2 = 4

Boys are girls: America's great struggle session

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We have written earlier about the stolen election and the Great Struggle Session to which the American people are being subjected by the political left.

The stolen election is, however, only the latest agenda item in the left's project of reality subversion.

Another whip with which the left has been painfully tormenting the American public for some years now is the so-called "trans" movement. Trans is an umbrella term for a body of assertions, notions and activities that strike most ordinary people as largely absurd. Perhaps the most shocking among them is the concept of transsexuality. This is the idea that boys can become girls and men can become women and vice versa.


Comment: The reason they strike most ordinary people as absurd is because most ordinary people are fairly resistant to histrionic social contagions. (The most susceptible are the ruling class, in addition to young people, especially young girls.)


The assumption behind the concept of transsexuality is that human beings who have been born as biological males can turn into females and those born as biological females can turn into males. The process of changing from one sex to another is referred to as "transitioning."

The problem with this idea is that it is simply not possible for a person to change their sex. This is because our sex is hardwired into our person on the most fundament level of our physical existence.

Calendar

Boris Johnson: Workers will return to offices in 'a few short months'

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British PM Boris Johnson
Commuters will return to offices "in a few short months", Boris Johnson has predicted, dismissing the idea that lockdowns will lead to a permanent shift towards working from home.

Speaking at a rail industry conference via video call on Friday, the prime minister said he was confident workers would return to traditional work patterns when lockdown restrictions were eased.
"I know that some people may imagine that all conferences are going be like this, held over Zoom, Teams or what have you and we've got to prepare for a new age in which people don't move around, do things remotely, they don't commute any more.

"I don't believe it. Not for a moment. In a few short months, if all goes to plan, we in the UK are going to be reopening our economy. And then, believe me, the British people will be consumed once again with their desire for the genuine face-to-face meeting that makes all the difference to the deal or whatever it is."

Comment: Johnson slyly puts both scenarios out there.


Health

Alarming increase in Dutch needing Red Cross food support

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The number of Netherlands residents who need help to buy food is increasing alarmingly, the Red Cross reported. In May last year, the aid organization issued abut 2,200 shopping cards and food parcels per week. In the coming weeks, that will be scaled up to 6 thousand cards and parcels, NOS reports.

The shopping card contains credit with which groceries can be bought at the supermarket. Single persons receive 15 euros per week. Families get more, depending on their composition.

According to the Red Cross, more and more people need help. In May it was mainly undocumented migrants, homeless people, and migrant workers who asked for aid. Now the organization is seeing more and more students, entrepreneurs and single parents who lost their jobs and income in the coronavirus pandemic.

The Red Cross encountered student mentors coming to ask for help because students can't afford anything other than bread. Flexible workers are facing high fixed costs and can hardly afford food. More and more entrepreneurs and self employed people are also knocking on the door, the aid organization said.

Padlock

Will Guantanamo ever close or is America just waiting for the remaining 40 prisoners to die one-by-one?

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Activists demonstrate against Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
A new movie, The Mauritanian, has put the controversial prison back in the spotlight by highlighting the inhumane and unlawful treatment meted out to the inmates of Gitmo. Will it spur Joe Biden to finally do the right thing?

After a while, some things that at first seemed shocking and disturbing somehow become normalised and melt into the background. Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp is a prime example.

Apart from military geeks, hardly anyone has paid attention recently to the controversial prison at the US Naval Base in Cuba, itself a bizarre hangover dating back to the Spanish-American War of 1898. Even after the 1959 revolution that saw the communist Fidel Castro seize power, and a deeply hostile America cut diplomatic relations and sought to overthrow him, Washington has still been shelling out a yearly lease of around $4,000 for the indefinite use of 45 square miles of Cuban territory.

NPC

'Oh the places you'll go' when you're woke: Dr. Seuss is now canceled for 'racial undertones'

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A national educators organization is telling schools to avoid reading Dr. Seuss because the children's books allegedly have "racial undertones."

For more than 20 years, March 2 has been recognized as Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. The reading recognition day was founded by the National Education Association — the nation's largest labor union — in 1998. This year's theme is "Create and Celebrate Diversity."

Learning for Justice — a left-wing educators group — is demanding that Dr. Seuss be canceled. A prominent Virginia school district has taken marching orders and ordered its schools to avoid "connecting Read Across America Day with Dr. Seuss."

Eye 1

British activists want NHS to come clean about secretive deal with shady data-mining company Palantir

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Under a deal negotiated in secret with the British government, shady data firm Palantir will continue to manage NHS data for two years. Activists calling for transparency have now brought the NHS to court.

When the British government unveiled its 'Covid-19 data store' last March, controversial "spy tech" firm Palantir was given control of the data collected from the public, which included sensitive data such as patients' ages, addresses, health conditions, treatments, and whether they smoke or drink, among other private information. Awarded the contract for a nominal fee of £1 ($1.40), Palantir was only supposed to hold this data until the end of the coronavirus pandemic, but was awarded a second £23 million contract in December, ensuring the data-gathering project will continue until at least December 2022.

Comment: Palantir has its fingers in many surveillance pies:


NPC

If anyone's interested, Demi Lovato condemns gender reveal parties on basis of 'transphobia'

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato
Instead of their regular over-the-top and sometimes physically destructive nature, Demi Lovato is offended by gender reveal parties on the basis of transphobia.

Instead of their regular over-the-top and sometimes physically destructive nature, Demi Lovato is offended by gender reveal parties on the basis of transphobia.

The American singer and former Disney kid actor Demi Lovato took to Instagram to share "why gender reveals are transphobic." A nine-page post that isn't even her own words, but reposting what LGBTQ activist Alok Vaid-Menon wrote.