Health Care Toys … They Must be Laughing at Us! By Chris Knight

     The amazing health care workers, who post dance videos to relieve the stress from stacking corpses by the zillions, have now been immortalised in plastic, like Barbie and Ken, and the Avengers:
  https://www.fox9.com/news/thankyouheroes-mattel-unveils-new-collection-of-toys-honoring-front-line-workers-of-covid-19

“Mattel is honoring doctors, nurses, EMTs and delivery drivers everywhere with a new line of toys designed for those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The #ThankYouHeroes line for Fisher-Price includes 16 different action figures featuring health care workers and other “every day heroes,” according to a statement from Mattel, which is the parent company of Fisher-Price. The brand is also introducing a five-character “Little People” set comprised of a doctor, nurse, EMT, delivery driver and grocery store worker. Mattel said each item will retail for $20 — with $15 from each sale being donated to #FirstRespondersFirst, an initiative created to help provide essential supplies, equipment and resources for health care workers and their families. “#ThankYouHeroes is designed to immortalize and honor healthcare and every day heroes, and to drive additional donations to support first responders,” said Chuck Scothon, senior vice president of Fisher-Price and global head of Mattel infant and preschool. “Whether these toys are given as a gift to recognize someone working on the front lines, or used as a tool to help children have conversations about how they are feeling, it is our hope that Fisher-Price toys, and play in general, can ultimately make these difficult times easier for both kids and adults,” Scothon added. The toy line will be available for pre-order starting Wednesday, April 29 through May 31 at www.MattelPlayroom.com/ThankYouHeroes. Items are expected to ship by December 31. Mattel said it is also producing 500,000 face shields for medical professionals, up from its original commitment of 100,000. Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Mattel has provided toy donations to nonprofit organizations serving families in need and launched Mattel Playroom, a free online resource for parents and caregivers which features activities and content to keep kids busy. Similarly, MGA Entertainment, the parent company of brands like Bratz fashion dolls, L.O.L. Surprise! and Little Tikes, launched Operation Pac-Man, an initiative aimed at providing personal protective equipment to hospitals by sourcing from its distribution connections around the world.”

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Dirty! Don’t Touch Their Balls with Your Hands! (Tennis Balls, That Is!) By Bruce Bennett

     The reference is to tennis balls, but I suppose the lessons in New World Order hygiene can be generalised to all sorts of balls:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/health/proof-virus-winning

“This is a prime example of the lunacy future historians and generations are going to look back and see. It wasn't a spoof, but a real official press briefing held by New York's Nassau County health officials just days ago. It was all about proper handling of balls to stay safe amid coronavirus. Yes, we're now to the point that bureaucrats have to treat us to infantile lectures on how to handle others' balls. As if Tennis wasn't already among the most 'social distancing safe' sports in the world, given the nature of how far apart players stand on the court — at least we think it was about tennis balls anyway, but aren't quite sure. Indeed, an apt description of the insane times in which we live, where government officials full of inflated self-importance have to break down how we handle each others' balls. "To avoid confusion between whose balls are whose you can use a marker like a sharpie to put an 'X'... to put someone's initials on them," she added. So to review: "if you’re playing tennis against someone who lives in the same house as you, treat their balls like your own... But if you’re playing against someone who lives elsewhere or you’re on a court next to other people not living with you, remember these tips":

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The Hyper- Rich have Already Bugged Out, and are not Eating Bugs! By John Steele

     I have covered for some time the story that the hyper-rich have bought up bolt holes in places like New Zealand to go in a SHTF scenario. Well, that has happened now, regardless of how you view Covid-19. It is probably the economic fallout and ensuring social chaos that scares them most, and they are ready for it in style, the style that only big money can buy:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-05-17-wealthy-americans-escape-coronavirus-luxury-survival-bunkers.html
  https://www.the-sun.com/news/833092/super-rich-underground-bunkers-shooting-ranges/

“The world's super rich are buying bunkers with shooting ranges amid fears coronavirus will spark a crime epidemic. Multi-millionaires and billionaires are going underground as the deadly outbreak spreads panic around the world. However, many are not hiding away from the killer virus they are running scared about what may happen in the wake of the pandemic. "People are buying not specifically for the coronavirus, people are buying the shelters for what the coronavirus can bring," said Gary Lynch of the Rising S Company, which manufactures luxury bunkers. "The United States is very vulnerable economically and if there were a collapse we would see civil and social unrest. "What you are going to have is people going door-to-door trying to do harm, trying to steal, trying to take food and trying to take possessions. "So what my clients want to do is go hide underground then they don't have to worry about what is going on outside as they are safe and secure inside their shelter." Many of the shelters are built from protective steel and have bullet-resistant doors, reports the BBC. They are fitted with state-of-the-art air filters which can even remove nuclear dust in the wake of a missile attack. They have huge food storage rooms which can hold up to six months supplies of tinned and freeze-dried goods. Many have huge underground greenhouse gardens so the occupants can grow their own food when their supplies run dry. Mr Lynch revealed some of his clients even have shooting ranges fitted. Texas-based Rising S Bunkers start at $50,000 but can run into millions. The largest they have built measured 13,000 square feet for a mystery client.”

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Trump will Mobilise the Military to “Distribute” a Vaccine for Covid-19 When Available By Chris Knight

     President Donald Duck Trump will mobilise the US military to “distribute” a Covid-19 vaccine once it is available, which he thinks will take place at the end of 2020. As he did not mention voluntary distribution, I imagine people will be vaccinated at gun point, for why else the military, for a compliant population? One problem: he will not be president, and will be in a little cage by then, his empire dissolved. Oh, well, he may wake up to reality then, but I doubt it, since prior to his election he was critical of the very policy he hopes to put in place.
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc7oqel5LZw&feature=emb_title 

     Trump has even gone back on his claim to halt funding to the World Health Organization. Even a duck would make a better president:
  http://archive.is/h9qrb

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The Inevitable Harms of a Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccine By Mrs Vera West

     The case against a mandatory Covid-19 vaccine has been well stated in some recent articles. Before going on, let me say that this is the second version of this article. I save every five minutes. I went to cut from the third article here, and bingo, Word closed down, losing everything. Wow, my computer shutdown yet again, this is my third stab at this. Just for reference. Now given that even the mainstream admits that there can be adverse effects of vaccines, even if low probability, there should be freedom of choice in submitting to potentially dangerous medical procedures. Like this dangerous:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-05-17-bill-gates-harmed-killed-coronavirus-vaccines.html

“In his rush to develop one, two, or even seven different vaccines for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), billionaire software tycoon Bill Gates openly admitted that upwards of 700,000 people could become injured or die from these jabs. The Microsoft co-founder and prominent eugenicist has been more outspoken in recent days than perhaps ever before about his desire to vaccinate the entire world, in this case as soon as possible for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). And the reality is that many more will die from the vaccine than from the virus itself. Speaking during a recent segment on CNBC, Gates admitted that in order to make vaccines “work” for the most vulnerable groups, they have to be super-charged, in a sense. And this super-charging means that some people are going to be injured or killed as a result. “We clearly need a vaccine that works in the upper age range because they’re most at risk of that,” Gates stated about his plans for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. “And doing that so that you amp it up so that it works in older people, and yet you don’t have side effects, if we have one in 10,000 side effects that’s way more, 700,000 people who will suffer from that.”

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Here is Why I Drink Vast Quantities of Alcohol Instead of Coffee By James Reed

     Look, too much coffee is bad for you, that is why I drink alcohol, where the catastrophic health effects are well known. Coffee is seductive and supposedly has some health benefits, while alcohol does not lie to you, it is straight out poison, and I can respect that.
  https://www.perthnow.com.au/ne.ws/health/excess-coffee-consumption-linked-to-osteoarthritis-and-obesity-finds-university-of-south-australia-study-ng-b881547270z.amp

“Drinking too many cups of coffee can trigger diseases including osteoarthritis and obesity, a world-first study has found. Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the world and has previously been linked to a healthy lifestyle but researchers from the University of South Australia say their study shows excess consumption can cause poor health. Using data from more than 300,000 participants in the UK Biobank, the research team examined connections between habitual coffee consumption and a range of diseases. Genetic epidemiologist Professor Elina Hypponen said understanding risks associated with coffee intake would have widespread implications for community health. In an earlier study, the research team found six cups a day was considered the upper limit of safe consumption. “Typically, the effects of coffee consumption are investigated using an observational approach, where comparisons are made against non-coffee-drinkers. But this can deliver misleading results,” Professor Hypponen said. “In this study, we used a genetic approach ... to establish the true effects of coffee consumption. Reassuringly, our results suggest that moderate coffee drinking is mostly safe.”

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How Your Computer May be Hacked to Death by Cyber-Machetes! By Paul Walker

     There is always some whiz kid out there, with plenty of time on his hands who finds a hole where no-one before thought that there was a hole.
  https://au.finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/unfixable-flaw-allows-hackers-into-computer-021651049.html
  https://thunderspy.io/assets/reports/breaking-thunderbolt-security-bjorn-ruytenberg-20200417.pdf

“A very simple way to get around lockscreens and logins to modern computers has been found by a university researcher. Thunderbolt ports, which were invented by Intel and have been installed into many Windows and Mac computers for the last decade, transfer data at very fast speeds. But it does this by using a system called direct memory access, which Dutch masters student Björn Ruytenberg has shown can be hijacked without knowing the computer's login password. Ruytenberg's method, called Thunderspy, even works for disks that are encrypted. According to iTnews, the Thunderbolt vulnerability is not fixable as it requires hardware changes. Ruytenberg himself warns that the only way to avoid the hack is to keep computers physically secure. Intel did release a feature called "kernel DMA protection" last year that partially protects against this hack. But the workaround slows down performance and stops some Thunderbolt accessories from working, which defeats the whole purpose of having these ports. Moreover "kernel DMA protection" is only available on the most recent computers, with many 2019 models not covered. The company itself recommended physically protecting computers from nefarious people. "We encourage everyone to follow good security practices, including preventing unauthorized physical access to computers."

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The Rapist, Pervert Would Be-President (Perfect Choice for a Degenerate Society) By Chris Knight

     Not only are there the many rape/sexual assault allegations made against Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, but there is sexual abuse too, namely of the female secret service agents who are paid to take a bullet for him:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/14/nolte-sexual-misconduct-allegations-against-joe-biden-extend-to-female-secret-service-agents/

“One of the reasons he was so disliked was his creepy habit of stripping down naked in front of female Secret Service agents to go for a swim. “Mr. Biden’s lack of consideration was even more stunning when it came to female agents,” Kessler writes, “who were offended that the vice president bizarrely swam naked in front of them often daily at his pools at the vice president’s residence in Washington and at his home in Delaware.” Think about the kind of sick pervert who would, without her consent, expose himself to a female Secret Service agent? If you want to talk about a man abusing his power, how about the vice president of the United States parading around naked in front of helpless, female Secret Service agents who have no agency to pushback — they just shut up and take it from a jerk they’re willing to take a bullet for. When we learned Harvey Weinstein and Charlie Rose were exposing themselves to women without their consent, we were all correctly horrified by such a thing, by their appalling abuse of power. So how is Weinstein or Rose exposing themselves in the shower or by popping open their respective bathrobes any different from Biden swimming nude in front of female Secret Service agents? It’s not. This unbelievable creep has not only been credibly accused of a violent sexual assault, has not only been hit with seven other accusations of unwanted touching and kissing, but we have video after video of him pawing women and children, making them visibly uncomfortable in public with his unwanted kisses and hair-sniffing. There is something terribly, unforgivably wrong with Rapey Joe Biden.

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China Trade War? Let’s Just Give Up! By Peter West

     I do not see all of this going too far; once the sacred trade dollar is threatened, particularly education and primary production, Australia will back down. After all, economics always triumphs over principles, as money is the bottom line:
  https://amp.abc.net.au/article/12242142 
  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/coronavirus-china-poses-17bn-threat-to-farmers-in-trade-war/news-story/ba439e10453a3ecc7c4cf9696f71b78d?utm_source=TheAustralian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=TATodaysHeadlinesSubAM

“The risk of escalating action by China to restrict our farmers’ ¬access to its massive market would pose a “substantial” threat to Australian agricultural exports worth close to $17bn. Fears of a one-sided “trade war” emerging between Australia and the communist country have heightened this week, after China suspended meat imports from four Australian abattoirs and threatened to slap tariffs of more than 70 per cent on barley as soon as this weekend. Agricultural, forestry and fishery exporters are particularly reliant on the Chinese market. The sector sent just under a third of all its exports, by value, to China last year — $16.8bn of the $53bn total international sales for the year, ¬according to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade data. In comparison, manufactured goods exporters sell less overseas and are also relatively less reliant on our largest trading partner. There were $6.1bn worth of manufactured goods exports to China last year, accounting for only a tenth of that sector’s total. CBA agricultural commodity strategist Tobin Gorey said the risk of rising Chinese protectionism was “a substantial threat” to the sector and that China was “a big market for beef”. Australian producers sold $2.7bn worth of beef to China last year, or a quarter of the $10.8bn total export sales for the year, ¬according to the DFAT data. Barley sales to China were worth a much smaller $600m last year, but that accounted for a much larger share of the $1bn in total barley overseas sales, showing how vulnerable the industry is to adverse Chinese trade rulings.”

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Compulsory Flu Jabs on the Way By Richard Miller (London)

     Now the World Health Organization has told us that Covid-19 is forever, like HIV, presumably no vaccine is in sight, and if it was, social control must continue, because, well …
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8318633/WHO-warns-coronavirus-NEVER-away-mankind-learn-live-like-HIV.html

“The WHO has warned coronavirus 'may never go away' and that mankind will have to learn to live with the disease in the same way it adjusted to HIV. Dr Mike Ryan, director of the WHO's Health Emergencies programme, was asked yesterday how long it might take before we emerge on the other side of COVID-19. 'I think it's important to  put this on the table: this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away.' Dr Ryan told the Geneva press conference. 'HIV has not gone away, we've come to terms with the virus and we have found the therapies and we found the prevention methods and people don't feel as scared as they did before and we're offering life to people with HIV, long healthy lives to people with HIV.'

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We are Not Free and Corona Tyranny Shows It! By Charles Taylor

     This story comes from South Africa, but it shows the extend of oppression that the corona freak-out has generated, as the State goes into anarcho- tyranny  over-drive:
  https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/diabetic-man-fined-for-trying-to-go-to-pharmacy-to-get-prescription-meds-20200420

“A diabetic man from Somerset West has been fined by police for attempting to visit his local pharmacy, where his physical prescription is held, to get essential medication. Allan Kirby, 71, a retired medical technologist, is a diabetic and is on a permanent medical regime for his illness. On Friday, he set off from his home in Somerset West towards Somerset Mall. He was stopped at a roadblock on Victoria Road, a main arterial route to the shopping complex. "I was asked where I was going, and I said to the pharmacy, to fetch my medicine," he told News24. "A woman officer then asked me: 'Where's your prescription?' I told her I have an ongoing prescription, which is recorded on the pharmacy's records," he explained. "But she said: 'If you don't have a prescription, you can't go'. I said: 'But I'm also going to Checkers, to buy food, which I'm allowed to do. Here is my shopping list. While I'm there, I'm also going to fetch my medicine at the in-store pharmacy'. "But she said: 'No, you said you were going to the pharmacy. And you don't have a prescription, so I'm going to fine you'," Kirby explained. He was pulled off the road. There, he tried to plead his case to a senior SAPS officer. But this fell on deaf ears, and he was fined R2 500 for "Failure to Confine to Residence".

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The Estulin Covid-Conspiracy By Bruce Bennett

     For those of us who love conspiracies, which is to say, the normal operating of the world, enjoy:

“In this interview bestselling author Daniel Estulin says the fabricated coronavirus crisis is a bankster scam to write off debt and avoid blame for what was already an inevitable global economic collapse: “We’ve reached the limits to growth. And this is systemic for the entire planet. The entire system is in a state of collapse. So, they realized they needed to do something to write off all these debts…When the system collapses and you have 90% of the planet’s population unemployed, somebody’s going to have to pay the piper. And the elite don’t want it to be them. So, they devised a virus…” Estulin argues that those who manufactured the virus also created a vaccine, which will be unveiled along with a compulsory vaccination program in the not-too-distant future. He expects a major ratcheting-up of the police state, since the bankster elite will need to control a huge mass of increasingly desperate people. The current crisis, Estulin says, will mark the third great historic shift of the past 1000 years, comparable to the transition from classical civilization to feudalism in the 4th to 6th Christian centuries, and the transition from feudalism to capitalism in the 16th and 17th centuries. He expects a final crisis—a complete economic collapse followed by total chaos—as early as September 2020. The good news, he adds, is that the US and Chinese elites have an understanding, and there will be no global nuclear war.”

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Here is How Ultra-Liberalism Commits Suicide By Chris Knight

    How nice for the ultra-liberals to worry so much about the freedom of Big Tech, who are doing what they can, in turn, to squash the freedom of those little people they do not like:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/14/republican-set-to-lobby-for-big-techs-right-to-censor-conservatives/

“Bradley Smith, a law professor and former Republican Federal Election Commissioner, is set to serve on the board of a new advocacy group aimed at defending Big Tech companies from regulation. Smith previously ran the “Institute for Free Speech,” which similarly opposed the regulation of Silicon Valley giants. As Breitbart News reported yesterday, a new lobbying group called “American Edge” is being set up with the quiet support of Facebook. The group’s aim is to defend big tech against Republican and Democrat efforts to rein in their unaccountable power. According to the Washington Post, which broke the story, the group will argue that Big Tech companies are “essential” to free speech on the internet. Smith, one of the Republicans on the board of American Edge, is known for his opposition to campaign finance reform, which aims to make it harder for big money to dominate American politics. He founded the Institute for Free Speech (previously called the Center for Competitive Politics) after leaving the FEC. The Institute’s initial purpose was to lobby against campaign finance reform. In recent years, the Institute for Free Speech has argued that Congress should not alter Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which gives tech companies virtually limitless power to censor their users. In 2019, the Institute argued that altering Section 230 somehow “threatens the First Amendment.” The article simultaneously acknowledge that Section 230 empowered tech companies to censor their platforms, while arguing that the law should not be altered: Senator Cruz has forgotten, or misrepresents, that Section 230 was created to encourage platforms to remove objectionable content, not to enforce “neutrality.” Had Internet companies simply been treated as publishers, they would have been liable for any illegal content that appeared on their platforms. The only way Internet companies could have avoided liability would be to adopt a completely hands-off approach to content moderation, but this presented its own problems. The founder of the “Institute for Free Speech” has been rewarded for his organization’s efforts by being tapped to serve on the board of the new Facebook-backed advocacy group. In Washington, shilling for big tech companies clearly pays dividends.

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Good Times! Hollywood Cops it! By Charles Taylor

     As an American gun-owning born-again Christian, I naturally regard Hollywood as unholy, indeed demonic and evil. It is just how I think. Thus, I delight in the thought, in my mind at least, that Hollywood might soon sink into the ground and return to the pits of hell, or at least the secular, economic modified version of this. Here is something on the current economic crisis, quite distinct from my eschatological ravings, which will have to do for the time:
  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-giants-plan-more-cost-cutting-brace-pandemic-recession-1294283

“ViacomCBS has laid off 450 staffers across its New York offices, meaning an additional 333 people since a mid-January filing with the state. With Hollywood first-quarter earnings season now wrapped, sector giants have made clear that more of the financial pain of the novel coronavirus pandemic will, as expected, hit their results for the current second quarter, which started after the initial virus impact in March. With revenue dragged down across divisions — from the closed theme park units and film segments affected by shuttered cinemas, to TV networks, where advertising started tanking amid the crisis despite higher ratings — it is no wonder that management teams have in recent weeks unveiled furloughs, salary cuts and other measures to reduce their cost base. "There has been a very thoughtful process on behalf of management teams about treating employees with as much respect as possible in the current times," Wolfe Research analyst John Janedis tells The Hollywood Reporter. "Temporary furloughs and salary reductions across a large portion of the employee base are a very effective way to reduce the cost base in the short term; otherwise, layoffs would need to be dramatic." There have also been some recent job cuts at firms like Comcast's NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS that have been "related to synergies from M&A and to a lesser extent reorganizations," Janedis noted. It was no surprise though that entertainment industry management teams on earnings calls faced questions about cost savings, including potential staff reductions, beyond the measures unveiled so far.

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The Shape of Repression to Come By James Reed

     Hey, here is the next level of oppression on from us, arresting people for merely talking about the coronavirus. China is the gift that just keeps on giving, as someone here wrote the other day.
  https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/05/14/report-china-has-arrested-almost-500-people-for-talking-about-the-coronavirus/

“Fox News on Wednesday cited a study that found the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has jailed almost 500 people since the beginning of 2020 for talking about the Wuhan coronavirus. The “crimes” committed by these political prisoners ranged from criticism of how the CCP handled the virus outbreak to innocuous observations that the funeral homes in Wuhan have exceptionally long lines these days. The censorship report noted by Fox News was published last week by the U.S.-based China Digital Times (CDT), which included both world-famous outrages like the muzzling of Wuhan doctors Li Wenliang and Ai Fen and lesser-known arrests of citizen journalists and ordinary people who might be described as Internet randos in the United States: According to statistics gathered by netizens, from January 1 to April 4, the national mourning period, there were 484 cases of individuals charged with crimes related to speaking out about the coronavirus. For example, a female lawyer in Henan was punished by the Lawyers Association for reposting an article entitled “Long Lines Outside Wuhan Funeral Home,” and retired Beijing University of Science and Technology lecturer Chen Zhaozhi was arrested. Ren Zhiqiang, who last month described Xi Jinping as a “clown who stripped naked and insisted on continuing being emperor,” is presently undergoing review and investigation by the Beijing Xicheng District Disciplinary Commission for serious violations of the law and disciplinary code. Following in the footsteps of Li Wenliang, another Hubei doctor was punished for “inappropriate speech.” Renowned science writer Dr. Yu Xiangdong received an official, red letter-headed written admonishment that mentioned him by name. Dr. Yu’s actionably inappropriate speech was described by the censors as “cold and sarcastic humor which resulted in serious negative consequences.” Some of the coronavirus censorship arrests occurred in the hot spots of CCP oppression, such as Hong Kong and Xinjiang province, home of the Uyghur Muslims, but CDT noted that “constant oppression of personal freedoms has unconsciously become a part of everyday life.” “Even entertainment shows that have nothing to do with politics are being rigorously scrutinized and censored for political content,” the report noted. Among the topics most likely to get Chinese subjects arrested by the speech police are listed the names of coronavirus victims, posts that dispute the official totals of infected and dead, first-hand accounts of the situation in Wuhan during the worst months of the epidemic, and posts that complain about oppressive censorship. Referring to someone who has already been censored or arrested is evidently a good way to capture the CCP’s baleful attention.”

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Near Miss, Miss By Charles Taylor

     China keeps giving us so much. Why, it almost dumped a pile of space junk on New York City. Well, that would have gone down well. Anyway, better luck next time!
  https://nypost.com/2020/05/12/space-junk-from-chinese-rocket-narrowly-missed-hitting-nyc/

“Chunks of the massive Chinese rocket that recently took an uncontrolled plunge back into the Earth’s atmosphere narrowly missed hitting New York City, according to a report. Had the Long March 5B rocket re-entered the atmosphere about 15 to 20 minutes earlier on Monday, it would have rained debris on the nation’s largest metro area, according to Ars Technica, a technology-focused publication. The about 100-foot-long rocket was launched on May 5, carrying an unnamed prototype of a newly designed Chinese crew capsule. After about a week in orbit, the 20-ton core stage of the rocket fell back into the atmosphere around 11 a.m., moving at thousands of miles per hour and largely burning up on its way down. A bit of the spacecraft about the size of a small bus splashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa, according to the US Space Command, which was tracking the re-entry. Some of the space junk also appeared to have landed in a town in Cote d’Ivoire, according to Quartz. No injuries were reported. Typically, a two-stage launch will drop its first rocket into the ocean before reaching orbit — instead of allowing the large object to come back down uncontrolled, according to NASA. It’s not the first time China has seemingly shown a disregard for debris from its rocket launches. In November 2019, one of its rocket boosters dropped on a Chinese village, spewing toxic fuel and smashing at least one building, Ars Technica reported at the time.”

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The Hyper Beast, Bill 6666: You have to be Joking!!!!! By Charles Taylor

     The US TRACE Bill, which is House Resolution 6666, “COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyon,” has as its aim, to track everybody, and to “trace and monitor the contacts of infected individuals, and to support the quarantine of such contacts, through mobile health units and, as necessary … at [citizens’] residences.” Although this is denied by all the sites set up to deny such things, clearly a truly rotten government will misuse such an Act to invade your house and force you to have a Covid-19 test, possibly an anal probe thermometer, and if positive, keep you locked in your home. Why else have all of hose apocalyptic 6’s and mark of the beast? Was it simply to troll Christians?

“Reopening our economy and getting back to normal will be all but impossible if we do not step up our testing efforts and implement robust and widespread contact tracing,” Congressman Rush said in a statement. “The COVID-19 TRACE Act will allow us to do this by creating a $100 billion grant program for local organizations to hire, train and pay individuals and to purchase supplies to run mobile testing units and door-to-door outreach as is safe and necessary.”

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Locks and Chains, Hobbles and Handcuffs By Viv Forbes

     The Lockdown Depression is rushing towards us. Many in politics, media and industry are digging the hole deeper, some through panic and ignorance, others cynically pushing anti-industry agendas or serving vested interests.
We will never rebuild our industries and jobs with locks, chains, hobbles, handcuffs or handouts. We need to recognise the realities of history, geography, geology and economics. Australia is a huge dry continent with an empty heart - over 70% is desert, indigenous land or national parks. Outback mines provide some income and employment but a huge area does little to employ, feed or clothe Australians. Too much land is a haven for weeds, pests and bushfires, a no-go zone for water conservation or mineral exploration, and a magnet for over-populated neighbours.

     The foundations for today’s Australia were built by aboriginals, explorers, miners, farmers and foresters. The first European explorers marvelled at the vast grasslands and open forests which were created and maintained by frequent aboriginal fires. Then prospectors, miners, drovers and settlers blazed the first wagon tracks and droving trails. Foresters followed to harvest timber thus clearing land for small farms in fertile coastal areas. The mighty Cobb and Co had a policy to “Follow the Gold” and their coach tracks became roads, and their supply stations became towns. The overland telegraph crossed the continent and railways and road trains replaced horse-powered coaches, camel trains and bullock wagons.

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They All Knew By Chris Knight

     This is panning out just like in the aftermath of 9/11, where there were accusations that some people knew what was about to go down, and stayed home. Well, here with the corona lockdown, it is the case of over one hundred bigtime CEOs leaving before the crisis even started. Talk about being ahead of the curve:
  https://twitter.com/kantbot20k/status/1241399327345594368
  https://twitter.com/MangoJUUL/status/1241399950006800392

     Disputed by the mainstream, of course:
  https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-ceos-stepped-down-coronavir/partly-false-claim-the-ceos-of-these-19-companies-stepped-down-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN21E3IV

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Hypocritical Hollywood By Mrs Vera West

     When Trump-appointee Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh was up for appointment Hollywood pushed “believe women,” even though the rape claims were shown to be false. But the rape claims against Joe Biden are just too inconvenient, so the victim is attacked:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/12/study-nearly-100-hollywood-celebs-smeared-brett-kavanaugh-but-wont-condemn-joe-biden/

“A new study has identified nearly 100 Hollywood figures who smeared Brett Kavanaugh but who have either remained silent on or have defended Joe Biden, who has been accused by Tara Reade of sexually assaulting her nearly three decades ago. In some cases, #MeToo celebrities have actively sought to discredit Reade by implying that she is a liar or a Russian asset. The industry hypocrisy is catalogued in a new Newsbusters study that singles out stars including Alyssa Milano, Debra Messing, Jimmy Kimmel, and Patricia Arquette. In all, the study identified 95 entertainment industry figures who appear to have a double standard when it comes to the #MeToo movement. The study also highlights Time’s Up advocates including Jessica Chastain, Brie Larson, Natalie Portman, and Julianne Moore who have not publicly commented on the allegations against Biden. But these A-list actresses voiced support for Christine Blasey Ford and her accusations against Kavanaugh.”

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