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NewsReal: Winter is Coming - Signs of Impending Economic Disaster

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A steady trickle of media reports about shortages in food, energy and supplies, and increases in prices across the board, has recently become more of a gushing leak - a leak that threatens serious economic consequences for people everywhere.

On this NewsReal, Joe and Niall take stock of such reports, track their likely origin to government lockdowns, and warn that things may come to a head very soon.

In going along with officials' response to the pandemic, people traded temporary loss of freedom for continued prosperity. Ironically, both are now being lost...

** Podcast commences at 00:02:09 **


Running Time: 01:22:53

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MindMatters: The Rise of Homo Americanus with Zbigniew Janowski

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Was the fall of Soviet communism 30 years ago a liberation, or just the replacement of one totalitarian ideology with another? Today on MindMatters we interview Polish philosopher Zbigniew Janowski about his recent book, Homo Americanus: The Rise of Totalitarian Democracy in America. In a quest to understand current trends in American society and politics, Professor Janowski revisited the classics: Dostoevsky, Zamyatin, Orwell, and especially Huxley. His collection of meditations on the totalitarianism metastasizing in the West today rums the gamut from ideology and politics to psychology and technology. Join us as we discuss Zbigniew's book, his experiences in Poland, the U.S., and Canada, teaching, and thorny topics like equality, hierarchy, and perhaps the most controversial of all of them: gendered language!


Running Time: 01:41:00

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Covid's Willing Executioners

How have previously normal people become so eager to deal out death in judgment?

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A subject in the famous Milgram experiment, administering electric shocks just because he’s told to.
A few weeks ago, three friends on Facebook told me that they wished for my death.

One of them I didn't really know. He freaked out when I calmly suggested there were viable treatment options for those with Covid. He responded: "Stay out of my life!! I hope you get Covid and die!"

The other two friends were people I knew in college 45 years ago, one was my freshman year roommate, and the other guy introduced me to my first wife. He suggested that I prove Darwin's theory and perish from the virus, the other just basically said I deserved what was coming as a selfish unvaccinated science-denier.

Covid's willing executioners.

I know Facebook is certainly not the ideal place for reasonable discourse. As a psychologist, however, I do find it an interesting sample of a certain extreme way of thinking and behaving.

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Objective:Health - In The News: Covid Vaccines Don't Work

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On this episode of Objective:Health we talk about the latest news in Covid vaccine shenanigans. A study has come out showing natural immunity is 13 times stronger than immunity conferred by the Pfizer shot (so why are they pushing everyone to get vaccinated?).

Another data analysis shows the US states that had the best uptake in vaccine compliance also had the greatest numbers of new cases. But that's probably just a coincidence.

And a controversial article from Children's Health Defense talks about a study that showed fully vaccinated healthcare workers carry 251 times the viral load compared to the pre-vaccination era of 2020. While the study's authors say this is a comparison between different variants and can't be said to be because of the vaccines, at the very least this shows that the vaccines aren't working.

We talk about all this and more on this episode, so be sure to join us for our discussion.


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Running Time: 00:45:11

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NewsReal: Covid-19/11

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Marking the 20th anniversary of the multi-site terror attack on September 11th, and with 'Islamist' terror attacks tapering off and the US pulling out of Afghanistan, it feels like the end of an era.

Much of what is considered 'normal' today - not least, strict government controls on people's movements and transactions - would have been unthinkable before 9/11. The 'war on terror' may be gone, but it leaves behind a gargantuan global surveillance and control grid.

On this NewsReal, Joe and Niall discuss what 9/11 and 'the pandemic' have in common, how the former led to the latter, and why government and corporate interests synchronize around crises for 'population management'.

** Podcast commences at 03:26 **


Running Time: 01:17:57

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JUST the FACTS: Coronavirus in Australia, by the Numbers

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Symbolic? Prime Minister Scott Morrison wears a covid facemask with the Australian flag displayed upside down.
Notes: The data below is generally current as at 7 September 2021 however there may be some minor discrepancies due to jurisdictional reporting methods and timeframes etc. A key source of information for this article is the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) case numbers and statistics website, which is updated daily and presents the statistics as a snapshot at a particular point in time. Information from this source used in this article was taken from 7 September 2021. For comparison purposes some reported and referenced raw data has been extrapolated to calculate averages and percentages.

Covid facts

Australia has a population of approximately 25,806,000.

The average life expectancy in Australia is 82.8.

As at October 2020 the average age of death from Covid in Australia was approximately 85 and the median age at death approximately 86.

The overall case fatality rate (CFR) for Covid in Australia is approximately1.6% (1053 out of 63,604) (as at 7 September 2021). This is very similar to the CFR in other developed countries including the USA, UK, France and Spain.

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Objective:Health - ‌The Funny Business Around the FDA Approval of the Pfizer Vaccine

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On August 23, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US approved the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, the fastest approval in the agency's history. This means the shot is no longer only in use under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and opens the door for vaccine mandates by employers, universities and the military, and gives doctors flexibility in using vaccinations for "off-label use," like giving booster shots. But the approval has been far from straight forward.

Firstly, the FDA did not allow public discussion or hold a formal advisory committee meeting to discuss the data, despite previously saying they were "committed" to doing so. They simply said, in a statement to The BMJ, that the agency did not believe a meeting was necessary since they had already held numerous meetings themselves.

There is also a great deal of confusion about the product that has actually been approved. Approval was granted to the branded shot 'Comirnaty,' a product they say can be used "interchangeably" with the Pfizer-BioNtech shot. But the previous shot is still under EUA and is not FDA approved. On top of this, Pfizer says there are "insufficient stocks" of the newly licensed Comirnaty vaccine.

What the heck is going on here? Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we delve into the implications.


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Running Time: 00:24:20

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MindMatters: Meaning All the Way Down: The Wonders and Mysteries of Language with Juliana Barembuem

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Language. We use it to speak, obtain information and enrich our minds. We're immersed in it every day and would find it nearly impossible to communicate and exist in the ways that we're used to without it. And yet the use of language - and all its varied and nuanced components - are very largely taken for granted by us until we take a step or two back to think about how language works, how incredibly complex it is, what many languages have in common, what makes language successful (or not), and what some research into the origins of language suggest about how little we truly know about them.

This week on MindMatters we are joined by Juliana Barembuem of Language with Chu, a polyglot and long-time student of language, who presents a number of 'outside of the box' perspectives on language; what do languages have in common with discoveries in biology? Is language a feature of intelligent design? How is the use of language abused and in service of ideas that actually confuse and misinform - to name just a few. One thing to realize is that the deeper we get into this discussion the more we see that these lines of inquiry are really just the beginning of this conversation.


Running Time: 01:43:02

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NewsReal: The Red Line? Governments Extend Vaccine Mandates to Children

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The goalposts keep changing in the 'pandemic crisis'. From reassuring people that children are not at risk from Covid-19, governments have begun ignoring their own scientific advisors' advice to push for vaccinating children against Covid-19.

In response to this, protests are intensifying in scale and scope as parents realize 'parental rights' no longer mean what they used to.

On this NewsReal, Joe and Niall take stock of developments in 'Pandemia' this week, connecting the increasing political 'science' with social turmoil and environmental chaos.


Running Time: 01:55:17

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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - August 2021: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

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A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Haiti on August 14, devastating the already fragile infrastructure in Grand'Anse, Nippes, and Sud Departments. Around 7,000 homes were destroyed, and nearly 5,000 buildings were damaged, including hospitals and schools.

Rescue work was hampered by damaged roads and bridges, and further efforts were halted by floods caused by Tropical Storm Grace. The latest reports register more than 2,200 dead and 12,200 injured.

Ida, the fifth-most-powerful hurricane to strike the US, wreaked havoc on the Louisiana coast, leaving widespread destruction in major cities like New Orleans. Extreme wind and rain, fallen trees and flooding damaged basic infrastructure, a million homes and businesses were left with no electricity, and more than 600,000 people lacked running water. The hurricane caused $50 billion in total damage.

More than 1,100 homes in North Korea were damaged, thousands of people evacuated, and farms and roads washed away after days of heavy rains and floods. Authorities expect a negative impact on food supplies due to the significant crops damage.

91 wildfires are now burning across the US triggering states of emergency and mass evacuations. This year, 37,803 fires have burned more than 3 million acres across the United States. During the same period in 2020, 32,059 fires burned a total of 2.1 million acres. Idaho is the state with the biggest number of large fires, however, Oregon has the most acres burned: 554,587 among its 11 fires.

Extreme heat is baking North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska all contain areas of extreme drought. North Dakota and Minnesota, in particular, are experiencing near-record lows in soil moisture, affecting crops.

The Caldor Fire continued to experience unprecedented growth due to extremely dry fuels pushed by the southwest winds in Northern California. Nearly 50,000 acres have been scorched, destroying dozens of homes.

More than 1,100 people were evacuated by sea from the tourist hotspot of Bodrum to escape Turkey's forest fires burning along the Mediterranean coast. In Greece, the fires have forced the evacuation of four villages. The fire was in a mountain forest 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Patras, Greece's third-largest city. Aided by strong winds, the fire raced down the slopes and threatened seaside villages.

Wildfires also ravaged forests and villages in the Kabyle region of Algeria, covering the mountainous area with thick clouds of smoke. At least 65 people died, including 25 soldiers who were part of the rescue efforts

Most of the wildfires around the world have been triggered by dry conditions, strong winds, and increased lighting strikes. Rather symbolic for a world that is also figuratively on fire as well.

Now to the other extreme of the thermometer, Colorado and Utah got covered in snow just after the hottest couple of months ever. This sudden drop to "winter-like" temperatures in August is far from normal.

Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Australia, and South Africa also reported unusually cold temperatures and heavy snow this winter.

All this and more in our SOTT Earth Changes Summary for August 2021: