Cops using Drones, Next Thing Killer Robots (Robocop) By Brian Simpson

     Those who break the law must be punished, but before that they need to be caught and that is where clever police surveillance comes in, and in Melbourne, advanced technology gained from space aliens is being used, with death rays that instantly disintegrate any law breaker. Soon it is hoped that a race of super-hero cops, like in the TV show, The Boys, will be constructed in genetically engineered labs, like in the Marvel Comic universe, and super villains intending to go out in public, will be detected days before they even make the decision, using precognition ESP.
  https://www.rt.com/op-ed/498357-melbourne-australia-covid-drones-lockdown/

“Having already brought in some of the strictest Covid-19 restrictions in the world, Aussie police are well on their way to turning Victoria into an Orwellian surveillance state. The Antipodes seem to have sent themselves into a complete meltdown over Covid-19. Both Australia and New Zealand’s governments have wantonly restricted civil liberties with some of the most stringent lockdown conditions on the planet. Each country seems to be trying to one up the other in the authoritarian stakes at every turn. First the Australian state of Victoria declared a “state of disaster” and instituted an astonishingly draconian lockdown that mandated, among other things, masks outdoors everywhere at all times and granted the police the power to enter homes without a warrant. Apparently not wanting to be out done by the Victorians across the Tasman Sea, Kiwi PM Jacinda Arderndecided that they couldn’t possibly hold an election while there were less than 80 active cases of Covid-19 in the country, and so delayed it for a month. Admirable commitment to democracy there. But plainly the police in Victoria got wind that the New Zealanders had upped the ante so decided that what they needed to do was start using drones to spy on civilians. Melbourne coppers will be putting eyes in the skyto make sure none of the inmates, sorry citizens, are out and about doing things that they shouldn’t. Apparently, police in the city have decided they need to resort to tactics usually employed by the US Army to track down jihadis in the mountains of Afghanistan to catch people simply leaving their homes. Among the crimes these drones will be dispatched to try and catch people committing are such heinous offenses as going to the beach, not wearing masks, visiting playgrounds or using skate parks. The drones can be flown up to a distance of 7km and have the ability to read vehicle number plates from a distance of 500 meters. Interestingly, this means that the drones will technically and legally be allowed to go further from home than Melburnians, who are under a strict night curfew and can only go up to 5km from their homes between the hours of 5am and 8pm, except for work and medical care.  Otherwise they will be in breach of the curfew imposed by Victorian Premier Dan Andrews – newly nicknamed Kim Jong Dan – and can be fined nearly AU$5,000 (US$3,621). Repeat offenders face a fine of up to AU$20,000. The drones will also be used to make sure people aren’t crossing the border into neighboring states, as that is yet another freedom Dan has seen fit to deprive his people of. He’s also deployed 2,000 military personnel to help to enforce virus-control measures. As one exasperated Aussie put it on Twitter: “Are we in Melbourne or China?”

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Cities Reaching the Use-By Date By Charles Taylor

     Here is a new concept in collapseology: cites reaching an expiration date, going rotten like dairy products that have to be chucked out of the fridge.
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/49-people-shot-last-72-hours-new-york-city-hits-its-expiration-date

“The gentrified New York City that made the Big Apple the envy of billionaires, oligarchs, child molesters and money laundering criminals from around the world is no more, and in its place is the hellish New York from the 1970s. According to Gothamist, between Thursday and Saturday, 49 people were shot in the largest city in the United States, as the uptick in gun violence continues this summer and is rushing to catch up with that other progressive paradise, Chicago. Putting the surge in context, the number of people shot over the three days is five times more than the eight who were shot during the same days last year according to the Washington Examiner. While most of the shooting victims were merely wounded, at least six people were killed by gunshot wounds over the 3-day interval, compared to three homicides that took place during the same time last year. Year to date, there have been 1,087 shooting victims so far in 888 different incidents throughout the city, roughly double the crime observed in 2019. Last year at this time, there had been 577 shooting victims in 488 incidents in New York City. Among those murdered was an off-duty corrections officer who worked at Rikers Island. John Jeff, 28, had just left a party in Queens at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning when he was shot in the head and chest. "Early this morning, the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association was notified that New York City Correction Officer John Jeff, assigned to the Anna M. Kross Center on Rikers Island, was found dead in South Jamaica Queens. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He was 28 years old and was on the job for just over two years with his whole life and career ahead of him. He was well-liked and highly regarded by his fellow officers,” Correction Officers Benevolent Association President Benny Boscio Jr. said in a statement. Neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots outside their homes, and sources told ABC 7 the killing appeared to be planned.

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Oh, the System Will Not Allow the Rich to be Eaten! By Chris Knight

     Given the antifa home invasions, it is interesting to observe that the system is not going to let the socialists, at least at first, eat the rich. Maybe after a regime change there will be the conventional slaughter.
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/eat-rich-blm-invades-beverly-hills-then-cops-showed
  https://outofthecave.io/articles/you-want-to-talk-privilege-ok-lets-talk-privilege/
  https://www.dailywire.com/news/black-lives-matter-group-storms-beverley-hills-residential-area-eat-the-rich-abolish-capitalism-now

“Law enforcement officials had to respond to a large group of Black Lives Matters activists late on Friday night that stormed a Beverly Hills residential neighborhood chanting “Eat the rich!” and “Abolish capitalism now!”
The Beverly Hills Police Department tweeted: “The unlawful assembly in the area of Rexford Dr & Carmelita Ave has ended with arrests being made. Protesters have now left the City.” Videos and photographs of the mob flooded social media as they shouted various messages throughout the residential neighborhood and tore down American flags. Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong compiled video highlights from the demonstrators on his Twitter account, noting that the group marched through residential neighborhoods in Beverly Hills shouting “Eat the rich1” and “Abolish capitalism now!” (posts below). “The Black Lives Matter mob shut down Santa Monica Boulevard, Rodeo Drive, and intersections around the city center,” wrote Cheong. At one point the group “seized a privately owned American flag in a residential suburb, shredding it and pulling it down.” In the residential areas, video shows, the group played “loud music and blocked the streets.” “The police showed up in full force to arrest members of the Black Lives Matter mob making a nuisance of themselves across residential Los Angeles streets,” Cheong captions one post with video of police arresting members of the group. “One pretended to be injured by the police and forced them to drag him.”

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Chicago Anarcho-Tyranny By Charles Taylor

     Chicago is a taste of the world that is rapidly approaching us.
  https://www.foxnews.com/us/widespread-looting-reported-in-chicago-after-police-involved-shooting

“Videos circulating online show widespread looting and clashes with police across Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district early Monday, sparked by an officer-involved shooting hours earlier that left a 20-year-old man wounded. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said as of Monday morning, responding units have arrested more than 100 people so far on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to battery against police. He added that 13 officers were hurt in the unrest, including a sergeant struck in the face with a bottle and an officer who had his nose broken while scuffling with a group of looters. “This was not an organized protest. Rather, this was an incident of pure criminality," Brown told reporters. "This was an act of violence against our police officers and against our city.” Brown also said a security guard and a civilian are now in critical condition at a local hospital after being hit with gunfire during the looting overnight, and he said that five guns in total have been recovered. “I, for one, refuse to allow these cowardly acts to hold our city hostage," Brown said. "CPD will not stand by as our beautiful downtown becomes some place that people fear.” Brown says he has now ordered detectives to comb over high-definition footage of suspects and vehicles from the looting scenes, suggesting that more arrests are coming.”

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A Philosopher Faces Death By James Reed

     We will all face death, some sooner than others, even George Soros, unless they get the AI uploading of elite consciousness into machines going, but who knows? Anyway, this is interesting, about a philosopher who adopted the old argument that death is not something to worry about, because when you are dead, you are not, the sort of bs that philosophers churn out. Sure, but dying is a problem as he finds out. This is especially so if there is Heaven and Hell. Heaven is no problem, but worry should be directed to the possibility of Hell, something religion today is careful to avoid. My guess is that Hell, among its many evils, will be terribly hot, and massively overcrowded, much like the Hell that mass migration produces in the West now.
  https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/604840/being-97/

Mask Mania By Brian Simpson

     Senile Joe Biden wants to make it a law that people wear masks, all the time, everywhere, every night and every day, maybe even in the shower, perhaps shaving. That is crazy, even coming from crazy Joe, but others are pushing the agenda further, as incredible as that is:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-08-16-nashville-councilwoman-charge-murder-refuse-mask.html

“A member of the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County has suggested that residents who refuse to wear a mask should be charged with murder or attempted murder if they transmit the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) to other people. Councilwoman Sharon Hurt, an at-large member of the council, made the suggestion on August 5 during a meeting with the committees for Public Safety, Beer and Regulated Beverages and Health, Hospital and Social Services, the latter of which she is also the chairman. During this meeting, Hurt said: “My question goes back to legislation. I don’t know if Mike Jameson could be the one to answer the question, but my concern is – you know I work for an organization, that if they [transmit HIV to another person], they are tried for murder or attempted murder, if they [did not tell the person about their condition] … and this person who may very well pass this virus that’s out in the air because they’re not wearing a mask is basically doing the same thing to someone who contracts it and dies from it.” “It seems to me that we have been more reactive, as opposed to proactive, and a little too late, too little. So, my thing is, maybe there should be legislation, stronger legislation … to say that if you do not wear a mask and you subject exposure of this virus to someone else then there will be some stronger penalty as it is in other viruses that are exposed.” The person she is referring to during her statement, Mike Jameson, is a former councilman, the current director of legislative affairs for the mayor’s office and a special adviser to the mayor. Jameson responded by telling Hurt that the city council does not have the authority to do what she is proposing.”

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Will the US Invade Melbourne? By James Reed

     The idea of a US invasion of Melbourne is intriguing. Done under Trump, it would be interesting. Done under Biden, no, Kamala, whatever, it would be frightening. Anyway, it is shame that Americans are seeing us a cesspool, which is something considering what America today looks like. Things are sure descending to the bottom of the wheelie bin quickly. President Trump, please don’t bomb my house, as Vlad Putin promises to nuke my flat, and I don’t want to be the cause of you guys getting a divorce.
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-08-14-should-the-us-invade-melbourne-australia.html 
  https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/tyranny/should-the-us-invade-melbourne-australia-to-restore-human-rights-like-iraq/

“How will the markets handle what lies ahead is very interesting. Historically capital will always flee from tyranny. The markets may appear to be disconnected, but they are clearly beginning to weight the changing tide of freedom which is so essential to how and why we invest our capital. Governments have violated the very core authority they have been granted by the people. The treatment of choking this girl simply because she does not have a mask is by no means a free society that respects human rights. What is really interesting is the justification to invade Iraq or Syria was that their governments were abusing their own people and violating human rights. These are just the first six articles of the Declaration of Human Rights that countries now routinely violate claiming they are protecting them. What countries have restored to under the pretence of protecting the public is to strip everyone of all human rights. This has gone way too far and, in many cases, as seen here, the Police have crossed the line and become the tyrannical enemies of the people. This is the very essence of what sets in motion a revolution that is not bloodless. How will the markets respond and they will distinctly provide us clues as to their intended path of flight. Australia has clearly adopted a very aggressive authoritarian posture against its people. This is reflected in the currency for it has declined sharply for the past 9 years since the high of 2011. The A$ needs to close back above 7800 at year-end to raise hope of a bounce. A closing below 7000 at year-end will point to political unrest and a decline into 2021 at the least. The A$ should rise with commodities into 2024, but the failure to do so would warn of political unrest which will not end well for Australia.”

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Please Do Not Read Shocking Racist Article that President Harris will Ban By Charles Taylor

     Shocking modes of thought like the one reported here will mercifully come to an end, when Kamala Harris takes the presidency in November. No,  super-senile Joe Biden is only a proxy candidate, as the media elites are now gloating over. Thus, say goodbye to thought like this. In fact, the crime statistics used in the following article will just disappear, which will be like the crime itself disappeared, unless you are being raped and murdered. Then it will not matter, as the police will be defunded and cannot help, so  you just die.
  https://www.takimag.com/article/crime-roaring-twenties/
  https://www.takimag.com/article/the-waning-luxury-of-being-color-blind/

“Why do blacks get hassled by the police so much? The Occam’s Razor explanation is the one you are never supposed to mention in public: because on average African-Americans commit so disproportionately many crimes, especially murders. I will therefore summarize some important crime statistics from federal government documents. The most striking fact is that blacks, who have typically made up about one-eighth of the population, have comprised the majority of the country’s homicide offenders over the past four decades. The FBI states that among 2018 murderers: When the race of the offender was known, 54.9 percent were Black or African American…. That’s up slightly from the average during the past decade. I calculate from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting publications that blacks made up 53.3 percent of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenders over the decade 2009–2018. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting system is based on police-department submissions from around the country. It is by no means perfect, but police departments at least have to take murders fairly seriously, unlike many other crimes. The decades before weren’t all that different either: In 2011, the Obama administration’s Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report stating that blacks were 52.5 percent of homicide offenders during the 29 years from 1980 to 2008. And a government study from 1967 says that nonwhites (over 90 percent of them black back then) made up 10.5 percent of the population in 1950 but 55.5 percent of the murder victims (not offenders, but most murders are intraracial). By 1960, nonwhites were 11.4 percent of Americans, but now represented only 52.9 of deaths by violence, reflecting the moderate progress blacks made during the 1950s. The homicide rate for the white population leveled off at 2 or 3 deaths per 100,000 population after 1950. The rate for nonwhite persons continued declining through 1961; in 1950 it stood at 28 deaths per 100,000—11 times the average among white persons. By 1961, the rate had fallen to 21, which was still eight times the rate of the white population. In the last 3 years, 1962 through 1964, the rate for nonwhite persons increased again. Sadly, that uptick represented the quiet beginning of the huge increase in black murder rates that followed the triumphs of the civil rights movement.

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The Future is Here Now By Charles Taylor

     Is it all over now? Then expect the great die off, because we all became racially obese and diabetic from this age of consumer affluence? One is not safe in the green leafy outer suburbs, because they are coming to get you too:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/12/portland-residents-worry-as-protests-spread-to-residential-neighborhoods/

“The streets of downtown Portland were quieter on Tuesday as nightly protests approach 80 consecutive nights of unrest but that is not because protesters are giving up. Instead, they are heading into residential areas, and people who live there are worried. “The main action has shifted from downtown to residential neighborhoods on the east side of the Willamette River, bringing crowds of demonstrators and a heavy police force onto usually quiet nighttime streets,” the Oregonian newspaper’s online portal Oregon Live reported. “People who live and work in areas where protests have taken place are not happy.” Riots were declared over the weekend and new concerns surfaced as protesters change locations, Oregon Live reported: In downtown Kenton, protesters used wooden items, including picnic tables and road barrier signs, to build a barricade across Denver near Schofield Street. The standoff between police and demonstrators continued past midnight. On Reddit and Facebook, people who live in the area expressed anger about property destruction. “Lots of people worked hard to make our little neighborhood pleasant and to help the local businesses stay open,” wrote Redditor WheeblesWobble in a post called “Leave Kenton Alone!” “Now it’s trashed,” the user wrote. “This was not a BLM protest, this was a tantrum by a bunch of entitled kids.” The person who made the post noted that a black-owned business was damaged when a dumpster was set on fire. “What a dumpster has to do with Black Lives Matter, I don’t know,” James Bradley, the head chef at Po’Shines said in the Oregon Live report. “If people want to protest, find your hands busy doing something for the people that you’re protesting for,” Bradley, who is black, said. “There’s a blueprint, and the blueprint is called the civil rights movement.” Bradley called what happened in the Kenton neighborhood “tomfoolery.” Billy Burch lives near the police union building, which has been targeted in riots, with his family. “The violence and fires have definitely disturbed my family,” he said.“Having to close all of the windows so that tear gas doesn’t get in isn’t fun as we don’t have air conditioning.” “Burch also said he didn’t think the current incarnation of protests supported the message of the Black Lives Matter movement,” Oregon Live reported. “And he associates the ongoing demonstrations with a rise in violence in other parts of town.” But protesters said in a virtual event held Sunday and included in the Oregon Live report that protesters plan to stay on city streets, including Demetria Hester, a Black Lives Matter activist who was arrested later that same day.”

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Lock-ups and Shake-downs By Viv Forbes

Politicians have given Australia an impossible task - fight a Covid Lock-up while also enduring a Green Energy Shake-down.

A Covid Depression is already locked in. Recovery dictates that we must reverse the lockdown and also rid our weakened economy of the Green parasites forever sucking our energy.

Australia seems to specialize in political stupidity.

Victoria’s Scorched Earth policy has wrecked its economy. Despite this damage, they dream of replacing their nation-building brown coal electricity with unreliable wind and solar toys. Their once-free people cower in their homes while police and troops detain peaceful folk and demand papers. Covid will only decline when populations develop immunity. Lock-ups ensure that community immunity develops slowly.

South Australia has destroyed its manufacturing industry with uncompetitive employment rules and intermittent green energy. They dream of more Big Batteries to keep the lights on.

WA is protected from many Eastern fads and viruses by the mighty Nullarbor Plain. It quietly thanks its hard-working mining industry for funding both state and federal governments.

NT has made anti-fracking for hydro-carbons into an election issue while endorsing bizarre plans to waste billions erecting about 150 square km of solar panels to supply electricity to Singapore. This needs 720 km of land transmission feeding a 3,700 km undersea extension cord from Darwin, crossing the deep and unstable Java Trench, to Singapore Island. And for the times that NT is not sunny, it needs humungous battery storage.

Queensland has shut its borders to millions of customers and workers from interstate and overseas while discouraging new mines and reliable power supplies.

NSW is determined to kill coal and gas power with locked gates and bureaucratic obstructions.

Canberra plans to throw billions that it does not have at the Snowy 2 white elephant (a net consumer of both water and electricity) while endorsing industry-killing emissions targets.

The federal government is also undermining the federation with a centralizing “National Cabinet” and has taught a generation of youngsters that they can eat and party without working by getting onto the federal jobs replacement gravy train. Meanwhile orchardists, farmers and abattoirs cannot find workers.

Trusting people are mesmerised and traumatized by the Covid scare. Ballooning government debts and looming depression will haunt our children and destroy our savings. Naturally, alcoholism, gambling, family violence and mental problems are increasing.

Meanwhile, a smug cohort of people on government salaries, handouts and safe pensions feels no pain. This includes politicians, the bureaucracy, academia and the Scare-a-dayBC.
To download this article with cartoons click:
https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/covid-sea.pdf

We need a new Eureka Rebellion dedicated to slashing taxes and government expenditure, opening inter-state borders, repealing red and green tape, abolishing all emissions targets, withdrawing from the Paris Climate Dreamworld and restoring our freedoms and our federation.

Civil War 2.0 is Underway By Charles Taylor

     America today is more divided than back in the days of Civil War 1.0. That is not a good sign, because the real driving force of civil wars is this division that ultimately becomes kinetic:
  https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/08/america-was-less-divided-during-the-civil-war-than-it-is-today?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the_2020_08_13_jihad_watch_daily_digest&utm_term=2020-08-13
  https://pjmedia.com/columns/robert-spencer/2020/08/10/america-was-less-divided-during-the-civil-war-than-it-is-today-n771502
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/who-stands-benefit-group-behind-occupy-wall-street-plans-50-day-white-house-siege

“There is growing worry these days about whether or not we are headed for another civil war, and whether the divisions in American society are as bad as they were in the run-up to what is still the bloodiest war in American history. In fact, there is no comparison between the divisions between Americans today and in the run-up to the Civil War. The ones today are far worse. That doesn’t necessarily mean that we are headed for a shooting war, but we certainly may be. No less an authority than Abraham Lincoln noted the similarity of the two sides in his second inaugural address, even as he pointed out the one thing that sharply distinguished them: “Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces; but let us judge not that we be not judged.” That was truly a civil war, a war between countrymen. But today, the two sides of America’s great divide do not read the same Bible or pray to the same God. In fact, Leftists are increasingly open about considering American Christians to be among their foremost enemies. If American Leftists were to create their own Constitution, it would not resemble the American Constitution, and judging from the behavior of Democratic governors and mayors during the coronavirus crisis, it would not likely protect the freedom of religion or the freedom of speech. A flag of Leftist America is more likely to feature a hammer and sickle than stars and stripes.”

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Raping Germany By Richard Miller

     The rape of Germany continues, unabated. One wonders who will be raped when the Germanic people cease to exist.
  https://www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/210-faelle-maerz-und-anfang-juli-jeden-tag-2-vergewaltigungen-in-berlin-haelfte-der-tatverdaechtige-sind-auslaender_id_12272692.html
  https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/08/germany-berlin-police-record-two-rapes-a-day-migrants-are-19-of-region-but-nearly-50-of-rapists?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the_2020_08_04_jihad_watch_daily_digest&utm_term=2020-08-04

“The numbers are shocking: Between March and early July 2020 alone, the Berlin police registered 210 cases of “community or particularly degrading rape”. In almost half of the cases, the criminal investigation are of foreign suspects…. …many comparable serious cases of sexual assault in the federal capital only appear as a case note in the lists of law enforcement officers. Between March and early July 2020 alone, the Berlin police registered 210 cases of “gang or particularly degrading rape”. That means: in Berlin on average, almost two women are victims of serious sexual violence every day. The victims included 50 minors up to 16 years of age, including 16 children. In almost half of the cases, the criminal investigation was of foreign suspects. This emerges from a report by the Berlin Senate Administration to the at-large FDP MP Marcel Luthe. The percentage is far higher than the proportion of foreigners in the Spree region, which Statista put at 19.2 percent last year. The Berlin liberal Luthe warns apprehensively to VIP News: “The far disproportionate proportion of foreign suspects shows that the causes must urgently be clarified and discussed transparently. And then effective crime prevention must be practiced.” Those who find their personal, ideological agenda more important than combating these acts “set the wrong political priority, ”says Luthe. All in all, significantly fewer criminal offenses are recorded, “but no less brutal sexual offenses. This should give a reason to think.”

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Authorities have a Difficult Job Enough Now Fighting Black Death 2.0 By Edward Kelly

     Shocking law breakers are coming out in Victoria, without masks, in defiance of the lock down masks-at-all-times law, which is needed to prevent the spread of a pandemic deadlier than the Black Death of old. In fact, it is a blacker death, and only by locking people in their homes, has noble governments, at the direction of loving humanitarian medical technocrats, saved the world from an oblivion worse that an asteroid attack. Death rates would be off the charts without the brave measures adopted by our courageous health care technocrats. Respect them, if not worship them. At the very least, watch them dance on YouTubular.

     Thus, it is quite justified for police to grab a woman by the neck, or grab anyone, by any body part, even grab turkeys, the most notorious spreaders of disease, no, that is chickens, but all birds are bad for species jumping bugs. Anyway, this form of strangulation is necessary for arrest procedures, and can be accompanied by the American practice of putting the full body weight on the neck if required, until said neck develops a George Floyd brake. If people resist going off to be locked in a cage, what do you expect? People need to learn their place. Clearly, we might need concentration camps set up in the desert for re-education, done by Maoist Chinese Communist Party experts. You think I am being a bit extreme? Well, it is working for China, so why not here? I see nothing wrong with what our great and mighty trading partner does. By the way, we need to respect the communist Chinese more too, and stop this nonsense of blaming them for Covid-19, when in fact the disease may have started in the US, as reliable Chinese Communist Party sources have revealed. I trust them, and shouldn’t you too? Why would they lie to us, just for world domination?
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT7cfTmHHzk

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Portland: Socialist Hell On Earth By Chris Knight

     Sure, socialism looks mildly plausible on paper when you are 18 years old, and when what one is discussing is the multiple sins of the corporates. But really, you don’t need Marxism to see this. The real test of socialism, as Marxist would have to admit in their praxis/pragmatism theory of truth, is that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, as I think Marx’s mate Engels said. So, look at Portland as an example of what is in store, beyond the rhetoric, because talk is cheap:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/07/video-portland-rioters-throw-paint-on-elderly-womans-face-for-defending-police-station/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=daily&utm_campaign=20200807

“Portland protesters aggressively confronted two elderly women who reportedly tried to stop some of the flagrant criminal activity — throwing paint on one of them — the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) confirmed. Portland hit its 70th night of protests late Thursday night into early Friday morning — the day after violent protesters attempted to set the East Precinct on fire. Despite condemnation from Mayor Ted Wheeler (D), protesters targeted the building again, vandalizing security cameras with spray paint. One demonstrator successfully dismantled a security camera, the police affirmed. Authorities added that members of the group hurled cans of spray paint at the East Precinct. The PPB reported that “two elderly community members attempted to stop the group from vandalizing the building with paint and were subsequently hit with the paint.” Videos show protesters aggressively confronting one woman, who was covered in what appeared to be a white liquid.”

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Against Lock downs By Brian Simpson

     Some countries, such as Sweden and Uruguay, did not lock down, and did well under the circumstances. Their societies did not fall apart.
  https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/uruguay-rides-out-covid-threat-without-imposing-a-lockdown/ar-BB16eiKa

     J. P. Morgan has a report seeing the lock downs as a failure:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8347635/Lockdowns-failed-alter-course-pandemic-JP-Morgan-study-claims.html

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Shooting Themselves in the Foot By John Steele

     I thought that the story about the law suit to close down the National Rifle Association was just another Leftist attack, which it is, but it may well be that these guys have shot the movement to preserve guns, and doomed America to civil war 2.0, all for luxury, comfort, materialism … if it is true.
  https://amp.abc.net.au/article/12533022

“New York's Attorney-General has sued the National Rifle Association (NRA) over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures. The lawsuit filed in a Manhattan court by Attorney-General Letitia James alleges NRA leaders paid for family trips to the Bahamas, private jets and expensive meals that contributed to a $US64 million ($88 million) reduction in the NRA's balance sheet in three years, turning a surplus into a deficit. The lawsuit highlighted misspending and self-dealing allegations that have roiled the NRA and its longtime leader, Wayne LaPierre, in recent years — from hair and makeup for his wife to a $17 million post-employment contract for himself. Simultaneously, the Washington, DC, Attorney-General sued the NRA Foundation, a charitable arm of the organisation designed to provide programs for firearm safety, marksmanship and hunting safety, accusing it of diverting funds to the NRA to help pay for lavish spending by its top executives. The troubles, which Ms James said were long cloaked by loyal lieutenants and a pass-through payment arrangement with a vendor, started to come to light as the NRA's deficit piled up and it struggled to find its footing after a spate of mass shootings eroded support for its pro-gun agenda, the lawsuit said Mr LaPierre, 70, spent millions of the NRA's dollars on travel consultants, including luxury black car services, and hundreds of thousands of dollars on private jet flights for himself and his family, including more than $US500,000 ($691,000) on eight trips to the Bahamas over a three-year span. Ms James, a Democrat, argued that the organisation's prominence and cosy political relationships had lulled it into a sense of invincibility and enabled a culture where non-profit rules were routinely flouted and state and federal laws were violated. Even the NRA's own bylaws and employee handbook were ignored, she said. "The NRA's influence has been so powerful that the organisation went unchecked for decades while top executives funnelled millions into their own pockets," Ms James said in a statement announcing the lawsuit. "The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse, which is why, today, we seek to dissolve the NRA, because no organisation is above the law." A spokesman for the NRA's legal team had no immediate comment. Ms James took aim at the NRA after her office last year dismantled President Donald Trump's charitable foundation and fined him $US2 million ($2.7million) to settle allegations he used donations meant for worthy causes to further his own business and political interests. Though it has headquarters in Virginia, the NRA was chartered as a non-profit in New York in 1871 and continues to be incorporated in the state. The Washington, DC, Attorney-General has been investigating the NRA Foundation for more than a year.”

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Universal Spying By Brian Simpson

     This is happening real time in the US, as law makers move to have a legal back door to encrypted data, so no-one is safe:
  https://news.bitcoin.com/lawful-access-to-encrypted-data-act-backdoor/

“US lawmakers have introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act to ensure law enforcement can access encrypted information. This bill is “a full-frontal nuclear assault on encryption in the United States,” one expert says. It requires manufacturers of encrypted devices and operating systems to have the ability to decrypt data upon request, creating a backdoor requirement.

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Lock-ups and Shake-downs By Viv Forbes

Politicians have given Australia an impossible task - fight a Covid Lock-up while also enduring a Green Energy Shake-down.

A Covid Depression is already locked in. Recovery dictates that we must reverse the lockdown and also rid our weakened economy of the Green parasites forever sucking our energy.

Australia seems to specialize in political stupidity.

Victoria’s Scorched Earth policy has wrecked its economy. Despite this damage, they dream of replacing their nation-building brown coal electricity with unreliable wind and solar toys. Their once-free people cower in their homes while police and troops detain peaceful folk and demand papers. Covid will only decline when populations develop immunity. Lock-ups ensure that community immunity develops slowly.

South Australia has destroyed its manufacturing industry with uncompetitive employment rules and intermittent green energy. They dream of more Big Batteries to keep the lights on.

WA is protected from many Eastern fads and viruses by the mighty Nullarbor Plain. It quietly thanks its hard-working mining industry for funding both state and federal governments.

NT has made anti-fracking for hydro-carbons into an election issue while endorsing bizarre plans to waste billions erecting about 150 square km of solar panels to supply electricity to Singapore. This needs 720 km of land transmission feeding a 3,700 km undersea extension cord from Darwin, crossing the deep and unstable Java Trench, to Singapore Island. And for the times that NT is not sunny, it needs humungous battery storage.

Queensland has shut its borders to millions of customers and workers from interstate and overseas while discouraging new mines and reliable power supplies.

NSW is determined to kill coal and gas power with locked gates and bureaucratic obstructions.

Canberra plans to throw billions that it does not have at the Snowy 2 white elephant (a net consumer of both water and electricity) while endorsing industry-killing emissions targets.

The federal government is also undermining the federation with a centralizing “National Cabinet” and has taught a generation of youngsters that they can eat and party without working by getting onto the federal jobs replacement gravy train. Meanwhile orchardists, farmers and abattoirs cannot find workers.

Trusting people are mesmerised and traumatized by the Covid scare. Ballooning government debts and looming depression will haunt our children and destroy our savings. Naturally, alcoholism, gambling, family violence and mental problems are increasing.

Meanwhile, a smug cohort of people on government salaries, handouts and safe pensions feels no pain. This includes politicians, the bureaucracy, academia and the Scare-a-dayBC.

We need a new Eureka Rebellion dedicated to slashing taxes and government expenditure, opening inter-state borders, repealing red and green tape, abolishing all emissions targets, withdrawing from the Paris Climate Dreamworld and restoring our freedoms and our federation.

If she was an Anglo Saxon, the Story Would be Different By Chris Knight

     Here is yet another example of how corrupt US society has become due to the regime of Leftism and diversity. One of “the squad,” a diverse US senator, marries her brother, illegal, violates US immigration law, but doesn’t even get a slap on the wrist. Go figure; how could the world not be run by the conspirators?
  https://www.wnd.com/2020/08/dhs-insider-ilhan-omar-wont-prosecuted-marrying-brother/

“Federal investigators have decided not to prosecute Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for immigration fraud despite the publicly available evidence that she married her brother to gain him lawful status to remain in the United States. The news that two separate federal agencies have declined to pursue charges against Omar after a months-long probe came from a veteran insider at the Department of Homeland Security. The case was investigated by the FBI and involved at least one other agency, but the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota, Erica MacDonald, has decided not to prosecute. MacDonald is a Republican who was appointed to her post in June 2018 by President Trump.”

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New York Out of Control By Chris Knight (Florida)

     New York is becoming a case study of what is going to happen as the communist revolution rolls over America, and then the rest of the West. To get the ball rolling, the strategy is anarcho-tyranny in New York, where budget cuts to the police, despite all of their faults, are leading to a Mad Max world, with the rule of law in crisis:
  https://www.theepochtimes.com/new-york-citys-rule-of-law-in-crisis-warns-current-former-nypd-leaders_3413849.html?ref=brief_News&__sta=ns.nzl.lzosulzsxkmovq.ktlqhi%7CYVY&__stm_medium=email&__stm_source=smartech
  https://www.theepochtimes.com/nyc-mayor-de-blasio-plans-1-5-billion-nypd-budget-cut_3406149.html

“New York City is spiraling into a rule-of-law crisis, according to the city’s police department, citing the recent surge in shootings and a paralyzed justice system that can’t keep repeat offenders off the streets. While the NYPD has sounded the alarm for months, city leaders seem to be headed in the opposite direction, slashing the department’s budget by $1 billion. “I hope I’m not the only one—it takes a long time to turn the ship—that sees the iceberg directly in front of us,” NYPD Commissioner Dermont Shea told NY1 on June 22. The problem is the result of multiple compounding factors, several current and former NYPD leaders said. First, the city passed a bail reform law that allowed more criminals to immediately get back on the streets. Then the city went into lockdown in response to the CCP virus pandemic, resulting in the shutdown of the court system, which created a sizable backlog of cases. It then released hundreds from its jails, saying it would mitigate the spread of the virus among inmates. Finally, protests sparked by the death of George Floyd during his arrest in Minneapolis in May quickly turned violent, fueling resentment toward police and elevating calls for abolishing police altogether. There were 250 victims of shootings across the city between June 1 and June 28—an increase of nearly 160 percent from the same period last year, and the largest number for that four-week time frame since 1996. On the Fourth of July weekend, 39 people were shot across the city, including two men in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. A 20-year-old died after a dispute during a party that spilled out into the street ended with bullets flying. Three days later, the street had been cleared and there was no evidence of a crime scene. Three men fixing a car on the street said the incident was a celebration gone wrong. “Their energy in the city is all messed up,” one said, declining to provide his name. When asked if the city should do something about the shootings, he said: “We should do something about it. We need to stop acting stupid.” The city needs to reopen recreation facilities, said two women sitting on the stairs of a house near the scene of the crime. Frustration among the youth runs high as the virus lockdown forced them to stay inside even as the summer came, they said.”

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