Expand your Mind with Meat! By Mrs Vera West

     I should be offered work in advertising for the delicious meat industry, with such brilliant takes, as in this title. But, it seems to be true; not only did meat, according to evolution, if you believe it (I don’t), aid in the evolution of the modern human brain, but today meat is still yielding benefits psychologically:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8270125/Eating-meat-improves-mental-health-study-claims.html

“People with a plant-based diet were twice as likely to take prescription drugs for mental illness and nearly three times as likely to contemplate suicide. The report, which looked at more than 160,000 people, also found that a shocking one in three vegetarians suffer from depression or anxiety. Researchers reviewed 18 studies examining the relationship between mental health and eating meat, involving a total of 160,257 participants. They concluded that vegetarians and vegans had 'significantly' higher rates or risk of depression, anxiety and self-harm. The researchers suggest that avoiding meat may be a 'behavioural marker' indicating people already with poor mental health. This is a suggestion that requires more research to back it up, the researchers say. University of Alabama researchers write in the study: 'Those who avoided meat consumption had significantly higher rates or risk of depression, anxiety, and/or self-harm behaviours. 'Our study does not support avoiding meat consumption for overall psychological health benefits.' Dr Edward Archer, from the University of Alabama and one of the study's authors, said: 'While the risks and benefits of vegan and vegetarian diets have been debated for centuries, our results show that meat eaters have better psychological health. 'These findings have implications when defining what constitutes a 'healthy diet'. Mental health may need to be emphasised when evaluating the benefits and risks of particular dietary patterns.' Echoing the report's findings, Aseem Malhotra, an NHS Consultant Cardiologist, said in a tweet: 'In general, if you want to avoid increased risk of depression, anxiety and self-harm behaviour then do eat meat. 'If you're vegan or vegetarian for ethical reasons, then please personally invest extra in strategies to protect your mental health.' The study, entitled 'Meat and Mental Health: A systematic review of meat abstention and depression, anxiety and related phenomena', is published in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.”

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What about Wuhan? By Brian Simpson

     Is this bug thing ever going to end? Maybe not. There has been a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases in the home of the Wuhan flu, Wuhan, in the last few days, but the commo authorities are doing what they do best; keeping relatively tight-lipped about the problem. It sounds familiar. And, lockdown measures are back:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLvKAZRCKFQ

     And, with the crazed open borders crowd is just busting to let ‘em in, expect more of the same.
  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/05/11/coronavirus-expert-michael-osterholm-warns-virus-spread-far-from-over/3108333001/

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Dying Now in Lockdown By Richard Miller

     It seems that many people, or at least a sizeable number, are dying in lockdown:
  https://summit.news/2020/05/11/thousands-of-people-are-dying-at-home-due-to-the-lockdown/

“A Guardian analysis has found that there have been thousands of excess deaths of people at home in the UK due to the lockdown. “The data shows 8,196 more deaths at home in England, Wales and Scotland compared with the five-year average for this time of year, including 6,546 non-Covid deaths,” reports the newspaper. “It also indicates a drop in non-Covid deaths in hospital, however, leading experts to conclude that many who would ordinarily have been admitted to a ward and died there are instead dying at home.” According to Jason Oke, a statistician with the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, one explanation for the numbers is that, “People are dying of other causes that would not have happened under normal conditions – and are collateral damage of the lockdown.” Another analysis suggests there could have already been around 10,000 excess deaths in the UK compared with previous years.”

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Riots and No Go Zones By Richard Miller

     They said that there were no no-go areas in France, as diversity and multiculturalism were so beautiful. Now there are riots there, corona lockdown riots:
  https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15977/france-no-go-zones-riots

“A few months ago, a police officer, Noam Anouar, who infiltrated Islamist circles... stated that no-go zones in France are now foreign enclaves on French territory. "The gangs operating there," he wrote, "have formed a parallel economy based on drug trafficking. They consider themselves at war with France and with Western civilization. They act in cooperation with Islamist organizations, and define acts of predation and rampage as raids against infidels". He noted that reclaiming these areas today would be complicated, costly, and involve calling in the army. For years, successive French governments have chosen a policy of "willful blindness": they simply behave as if they do not see what is going on. They do not even try to find solutions. Saturday, April 18, 11 pm. Villeneuve-la-Garenne, a small town in the northern suburbs of Paris. A young man rides a motorcycle at high speed and hits the door of a police car. He breaks his leg. He is sent to the hospital. He does not have a driver's license but does have a long criminal history. He was sentenced several times by the courts for drug trafficking, robbery with violence and sexual assault. As soon as news of the accident is released, hostile messages about the police circulate on social media; and in a dozen cities in France, riots break out. The riots are continue for five days in a row. A police station in Strasbourg is attacked and set on fire. A school is nearly destroyed a few miles from Villeneuve-la-Garenne.

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The Movement Against a Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccine By Mrs Vera West

     It is fine for the establishment to go for “my body, my choice,” when aborting foetuses, but when it comes to that holy of holies, vaccines, the state forgets about logical consistency, and goes full utilitarian. But there is growing opposition to a mandatory Covid-19 vaccine:
  https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/over-350k-sign-petition-against-mandatory-coronavirus-vaccination

“In only the last four days, LifeSite’s petition rejecting mandatory coronavirus vaccination has exceeded 350,000 signatures. “The enormous response to this petition shows that many people around the world absolutely will not accept a mandatory vaccine for the coronavirus,” said Gualberto Garcia Jones, director of advocacy of LifeSite. Over the next couple of weeks, LifeSite will be delivering this petition to governments around the world — in person, where possible — to make sure this message is heard, loud and clear. Right now, you can help make sure the American government knows about hundreds of thousands of people objecting to mandatory vaccination by going to the White House Facebook page and posting this story as a comment under a White House post. This petition is necessary because of the rush to produce a vaccine, as well as the recent suggestions made by a variety of policy-makers and “influencers” supporting coronavirus vaccination.

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The Greatest Mistake in History? By Charles Taylor

     After the shock of being told, no ordered with the threat of force to go to our pens/kennels, there is starting to be a bit of critical writing about this astonishing event. It just shows how fear controls people’s behaviour:
  https://pjmedia.com/columns/dennis-prager/2020/05/05/the-worldwide-lockdown-may-be-the-greatest-mistake-in-history-n388182

“The idea that the worldwide lockdown of virtually every country other than Sweden may have been an enormous mistake strikes many — including world leaders; most scientists, especially health officials, doctors and epidemiologists; those who work in major news media; opinion writers in those media; and the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people who put their faith in these people — as so preposterous as to be immoral. Timothy Egan of The New York Times described Republicans who wish to enable their states to open up as “the party of death.” That’s the way it is today on planet Earth, where deceit, cowardice and immaturity now dominate almost all societies because the elites are deceitful, cowardly and immature. But for those open to reading thoughts they may differ with, here is the case for why the worldwide lockdown is not only a mistake but also, possibly, the worst mistake the world has ever made. And for those intellectually challenged by the English language and/or logic, “mistake” and “evil” are not synonyms. The lockdown is a mistake; the Holocaust, slavery, communism, fascism, etc., were evils. Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people. The forcible prevention of Americans from doing anything except what politicians deem “essential” has led to the worst economy in American history since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It is panic and hysteria, not the coronavirus, that created this catastrophe. And the consequences in much of the world will be more horrible than in America.

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How the Chinese Communist Party Destroyed Evidence Linking Wuhan Institute of Virology to Covid-19 By Chris Knight

     Add this to the sins of China pile – the commo party has destroyed evidence linking the corona pandemic to their Wuhan Institute of Bad Germs:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-05-13-chinese-communist-party-destroyed-evidence-linking-wuhan-institute-virology-coronavirus.html

“The fix is in to remove every last trace of evidence linking the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). And the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) appears to be doing most of the heavy lifting in covering up and destroying the proof so the world never learns the truth, or at least can’t prove it. The CCP is clearly engaged in a massive whitewashing campaign that aims to conceal the fact that the WIV had been studying animal-to-human transmission of bat coronaviruses prior to the global pandemic. Those with the pull to do so have also been altering databases, destroying virus samples, and spreading lies and propaganda to try to keep the whole thing under wraps. According to the New York Post‘s Miranda Devine, citing an intelligence analyst from the United Kingdom (UK) who supposedly discovered this via open-source methods, those at the top of the food chain at the WIV have been working overtime under the cover of darkness to distance the research facility as far away as possible from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), even though the cat is already out of the bag. “Days before the Wuhan wet market was bleached, whistleblowers were punished and virus samples were destroyed, someone at the high-security Wuhan Institute of Virology censored its virus database in an apparent attempt to disassociate the laboratory from a novel coronavirus outbreak that would become a global pandemic,” she writes.

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Gifts from China By Paul Walker

     The first gift from China are plagues:
  https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/5-plagues-from-china-in-last-20-yrs-at-some-point-it-has-to-stop-us-nsa/articleshow/75707451.cms
  https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/5-plagues-have-come-out-of-china-in-last-20-yrs-says-us-national-security-advisor/article31570998.ece

“China needs help. And we’re prepared to help China deal with the public health crises so we don’t face this issue again,” Robert O’Brien said. As many as five plagues have come out of China in the last 20 years and at some point it has to stop, US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has said, holding the country responsible for the origin of the coronavirus pandemic which has killed over 2,50,000 people globally. People across the globe are going to rise up and tell the Chinese government that “we can no longer have these plagues coming out of China”, whether it is from labs or wet markets, neither one is a good answer, he told reporters at the White House on Tuesday. “We know it came from Wuhan and I think there’s circumstantial evidence that it could have come from the lab or the wet market. But, again, if you’re China, neither one’s a good answer,” O’Brien said. “We’ve had five plagues from China in the last 20 years. We’ve had SARS, avian flu, swine flu, COVID-19 now and how longer can the world put up with this terrible public health situation that you’ve got in the People’s Republic of China that is being unleashed on the world,” the top American official said. He, however, did not mention the fifth plague to come out of from China.

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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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The Monster from Wuhan By Brian Simpson

     I am thinking of some B-grade movie here, the Monster from the lost lagoon, no it is Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), which probably scared many naughty boys, sneaking out to watch late night TV in the 1960s, while their parents slept the sleep of innocence. Today, we just laugh at this stuff. But, I digress, blame it on exhaustion from these articles, and preparing for doomsday. China is getting pretty upset about claims that it had anything to do with the Covid-19 pandemic, being communist-pure. Why, it is claiming that Pompeo, who reminds me of Popeye, is even betraying Christianity:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-slams-evil-liar-pompeo-over-wuhan-lab-nonsense
  https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2020/05/05/china-degenerate-pompeo-betrayed-christianity-wuhan-lab-remarks/

“China’s state-run Global Times newspaper accused Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday of “betray[ing] Christianity” and bringing “shame to the evangelical Christians” of America for saying that “enormous evidence” exists linking the current pandemic to a biological laboratory in Wuhan, where it originated. The first cases of Chinese coronavirus are known to have occurred in Wuhan, a central Chinese city of 11 million. Chinese officials initially stated that the virus originated in a “wet market,” where anyone can sell animal carcasses for consumption, and shut the market down in early January. Police “disinfected” the market, making it impossible for scientists to search for samples of the virus to study. Now, China denies that the virus originated there, despite the fact that all earliest known cases were documented in Wuhan. Instead, Chinese officials have speculated that the virus originated in a U.S. Army laboratory in Maryland, offering no evidence to corroborate this claim. More recently – and in the anti-Pompeo editorial on Tuesday – Chinese media have begun floating the idea that some link exists between the Chinese coronavirus and diseases related to the use of electronic cigarettes in the United States. The Global Times column on Tuesday was a response to Pompeo stating in an interview on Sunday that there was “enormous evidence” linking the Wuhan Institute of Virology to the pandemic.

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Debates about Frankenstein Corona By Charles Taylor (Florida)

     Here are two interesting articles by leading Right writers who write right, arguing that the bioweapons idea is just a fall back into political correctness, and instead, the Covid-19 bug was a product of Chinese wet markets and cultural practise, and it all could happen again.  First, David Cole:
  https://www.takimag.com/article/frankencovid-conquers-the-right/

“Generally, conspiracy theories begin when people (rightly or wrongly) perceive an anomaly. “You can’t fire a bolt-action rifle that many times in so few seconds.” “Skyscrapers don’t collapse from fire.” The perceived anomaly sparks a fishing expedition for “the real truth.” But with Covid, there’s no anomaly. The Chinese gave the world the third plague pandemic (15,000,000 dead), the Spanish flu (50,000,000 dead), the 1900 San Francisco Chinatown bubonic plague epidemic, the 1957 Asian flu (2,000,000 dead), the 1968 China-born Hong Kong flu (2,000,000 dead), the 1977 Russian flu (originated in Northern China; 700,000 dead), the 1986 Yunnan bubonic plague epidemic, and SARS. Given that history, what kind of dipstick would look at a deadly pandemic from China and say, “Hmm…this is out of the ordinary. Must be the work of a mad scientist!” After SARS ran its course, experts warned that the Chinese wet markets and exotic-animal trade would produce another, worse pandemic. The Chinese government tried to shutter the markets, but the Chinese people demanded their return. And again, scientists in America, Europe, and Asia predicted a new zoonotic pandemic. “Rather than standing up to the left’s racial demagoguery, rightists are allying with the left to absolve the wet markets.”

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New Zealand Drops Open Borders By James Reed

     At least Madame Corona has done a little bit of good, in hitting some aspects of globalism. Just ask the socialist/ feminist/gun banner across the merky pond:
  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52540733

“New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country will not have open borders with the rest of the world for "a long time to come". Ms Ardern was speaking after attending part of Australia's cabinet meeting via video link. The meeting discussed a possible "trans-Tasman bubble", where people could go between Australia and New Zealand freely, and without quarantine. But she said visitors from further afield were not possible any time soon. Both Australia and New Zealand have closed their borders to almost all foreigners as part of their Covid-19 response. What did Jacinda Ardern say? Ms Ardern said New Zealand and Australia were discussing a "bubble of sorts between us, a safe zone of travel". She stressed there was "a lot of work to be done before we can progress...but it's obviously been floated because of the benefits it would bring". But, in response to a question about the country's tourism sector, Ms Ardern said: "We will not have open borders for the rest of the world for a long time to come."

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We are All Communists Now, Like It or Lump It! By Richard Miller

     The Left are falling over themselves here in the UK at the creation of a socialist Big Government society beyond the Orwellian politically correct cesspool that the UK was before the Covid-19 panicdemic.
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8287631/More-HALF-UK-adults-paid-government.html

“More than half of British adults are now receiving money from the state, it emerged today - as Chancellor Rishi Sunak warned the situation is 'not sustainable'. The scale of the impact of the coronavirus lockdown is becoming clearer after the government revealed it is subsidising the wages of 6.3million workers under its furlough scheme. Meanwhile, more than 1.8million new claims for Universal Credit have been received, as people find their incomes slashed by the crisis. If the unemployed, 5.4million public sector workers and 12million pensioners are taken into account, the state now pays just over half the 52million UK adults. It came as new data suggested the UK economy is on course for a downturn deeper than anything seen in living memory as the service sector plummeted to a new record low. The closely watched IHS Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) for services dropped to 13.4 in April, by far the worst score since the survey started in 1996. In an interview last night, Mr Sunak tried to reassure workers and businesses that they will not face a 'cliff edge' of subsidies being withdrawn immediately when lockdown measures are eased. But amid signs of strains within government about the huge burden on the country's finances, Mr Sunak pointed out that the furlough scheme could soon be costing the same as the NHS budget. 'I'm working, as we speak, to figure out the most effective way to wind down the (furlough) scheme and to ease people back into work in a measured way,' he told ITV. 'As some scenarios have suggested, we are potentially spending as much on the furlough scheme as we do on the NHS, for example. Clearly that is not a sustainable situation.'" 

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And Now for Some Really Good News from Mike Adams! By James Reed

     Wow, people send emails (sometimes food, but sadly, never alcohol) saying I am a bit pessimistic, but we really don’t have this level of wonderful alarmism here in little old Oz:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-05-07-end-the-lockdowns-launch-the-takedowns.html

“There is no real plan to reopen the economy because the people in charge don’t plan for most human beings to survive much longer. The coronavirus “vaccine” will be a kill switch, a genocide weapon against humanity that’s designed to depopulate the planet. That’s why they don’t need years of testing. It’s not designed to prevent or cure anything; it’s designed to kill. The food shortages are being engineered to cause widespread starvation, making people too weak to protest. Food scarcity is the weapon of the globalists, and they know that when people are starving, they will surrender their freedom in exchange for a meal. The unemployment bailout money fiasco is nothing but the government paying people to not protest while the masses are lined up and readied for the kill shot. As people remain prisoners in their own homes, they will be slowed transitioned into starvation and financial desperation, then told they cannot participate in the economy unless they consent to the coronavirus vaccine. This is how the depopulation globalists will get the masses to “consent” to being injected with what is essentially a euthanasia shot. It won’t kill you right away, but it will almost guarantee your death upon exposure to a subsequent infection that’s probably being engineered and readied for release.”

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China is Culpable By Chris Knight

     However it is viewed, as a bioweapon gone wrong, or simply an evolved virus flowing freely in wet markets, Senator Tom cotton has taken the simple approach, that China is culpable.
  https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/05/08/cotton-chinese-government-made-a-conscious-decision-to-allow-coronavirus-to-get-outside-its-borders/

“Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) argued when determining how and whether or not China was responsible for coronavirus global pandemic, it was undeniable China allowed the virus to spread beyond its borders. He told FNC’s Neil Cavuto that for that reason, the Chinese Communist Party was “culpable” for allowing COVID-19 to become a global pandemic. “Whatever the origins of this virus — and, right now, I think the best circumstantial evidence points to those labs in Wuhan,” Cotton said. “But whatever the origins of it, it’s clear to me that, once China realized how deadly this virus could be to some people and how contagious this virus was, that they made the conscious decision to let it get outside of their borders. They didn’t stop international air travel. They pressured countries not to impose travel restrictions. “They pressured the WHO to oppose travel restrictions as well, even when they knew, as far back as early December, that this virus was highly contagious and very deadly,” he continued. “So, whatever the origins of this virus may ultimately be, even if it was an accident or a mistake, the Chinese Communist Party is culpable for turning what could have been a local public health challenge in Wuhan into the worst global pandemic in a century.”

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Woof! Whizzzz! Here are the Robot Dogs! By Brian Simpson

     On Saturday night, while most of the hard-working staff at the bullpen of Alor.org, worked away in a cigar smoke-filled room deep into the night, I was home with my wife in the green leafy suburbs, relaxing watching Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), with a good red, a movie which in spite of its political correctness, still rammed home the inherent dangers of the computer revolution. This story below seems minor at first, with robot dogs on patrol, but it is just a first step. Down the track the dogs of war will tear you apart if you step out of line:
  https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/05/09/creepy-robot-dogs-patrols-singapore-parks-to-enforce-social-distancing/

“Robot dogs named “Spot” have reportedly been dispatched to parks in Singapore to remind citizens of safe social distancing measures. The Straits Times reports that four-legged robot dogs will be patrolling Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore from Friday, May 8, to remind citizens of safe social distancing measures. The robots, named Spot, will reportedly be patrolling gardens and nature reserves managed by National Parks Board and at parks managed by Singapore town councils. The robot patrol is part of a pilot trial being jointly conducted by NParks and the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG). The Spot robot will be broadcasting a recorded message to park visitors reminding them to observe safe social distancing measures. The robot is fitted with cameras, enabled by GoveTech-developed video analytics, that will help to estimate the number of visitors at the parks. The firm claims that the cameras will not be tracking park goers or be capable of recognizing specific individuals and will not collect personal data. The Spot robot will be deployed over a two-mile stretch in the River Plains section of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park during off-peak hours over the course of two weeks and will be accompanied by at least one NParks officer. The robot was originally developed by the American firm Boston Dynamics and is capable of navigating obstacles more effectively compared to wheeled robots.”

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Sweden and the Coronavirus By Richard Miller

     Sweden may be the cucked nation in Europe re rapes and migration, but it seems to have got the corona crisis just right. And, this is the view of the World Health Organization, too, hardly one of our favourite globalists:
  https://www.foxnews.com/world/who-sweden-which-avoided-mass-coronavirus-lockdowns-should-be-model-for-the-world

“A top official from The World Health Organization (WHO) praised Sweden on Wednesday as a "model" for the rest of the world, in fighting the novel coronavirus. “I think if we are to reach a new normal, I think in many ways Sweden represents a future model of -- if we wish to get back to a society in which we don’t have lockdowns," Dr. Mike Ryan said while speaking to reporters from Geneva. Ryan, who serves as executive director of WHO's Emergencies Program, praised Sweden's health care system and credited it with making all the right moves from the beginning of the outbreak. "They've been doing the testing, they've ramped up their capacity to do intensive care quite significantly," he added. "And their health system has always remained within its capacity to respond to the number of cases that they've been experiencing." Ryan claimed the backlash Sweden has faced for its seemingly lax policies on social distancing is an unfair criticism. "Sweden has put in place a very strong public policy around social distancing, around caring and protecting for people in long term care facilities and many other things," he said.”

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Why Lockdowns Do Not Save (Many) Lives By Brian Simpson

     I was hoping to cover this debate between writers in two leading financial sites about whether or not lockdowns work, with Joe Malchow and Yinon Weiss arguing, no, I think. But, I can’t assess the site without a subscription. Anyway, maybe you can access it:
  https://www.wsj.com/articles/do-lockdowns-save-many-lives-is-most-places-the-data-say-no-11587930911

     Then there is the reply to them by Ana Bendix, with the case study of Sweden being addressed which lockdowners do not devote much space to, but is taken on in this reply:
  https://www.businessinsider.com.au/coronavirus-lockdowns-successful-evidence-from-around-the-world-2020-4?r=US&IR=T

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The Hypocrisy of the Corona Elites And Way of the Vampires By James Reed

     Talk about double standards, and sleazy too, the guy who gave us the lockdowns, a technocrat, sneaking out to have an encounter with his lover. I was disappointed that his lover was not transgendered, but I guess we can’t have everything in this corona world:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/health/scientist-whose-doomsday-models-prompted-worldwide-lockdown-broke-quarantine-bang-married
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/05/05/professor-lockdown-quits-after-breaking-own-rules-to-meet-lover/

“The UK scientist whose doomsday predictions triggered a massive lockdown on both sides of the Atlantic has resigned his government advisory position, amid claims he broke the strict lockdown rules he pushed to meet his married lover. Professor Neil Ferguson, an epidemiologist of Imperial College, London resigned from his role as a senior scientific advisor to the British government Tuesday evening. He became known as professor lockdown after his alarming data modelling predicted huge casualties for the populations of the United Kingdom and the United States unless they enacted severe curbs on individual freedoms to lock the nations down. While the moves were criticised by senior legal figures as approaching a police state, Professor Ferguson’s advice was nevertheless heeded by the government in March. While Professor Ferguson frequently appeared in the media to defend his work and to tell the public not to break the lockdown rules, he was himself spectacularly breaking them in secret, according to a report in Britain’s Daily Telegraph, which claims the hard-line scientist was meeting his married lover. The paper names Antonia Staats, a married mother, who was quarantined with her family at a separate address to the professor. Breaching the terms of the lockdown — as enforced by police — she travelled to Ferguson’s own home on at least two occasions, the paper claims. Staats, who is identified as a “left-wing activist”, was said to be in an “open marriage”, The Telegraph claimed. Posts on Staat’s public Facebook page show strong left-wing themes, including paid activism as an employee of a campaign group, encouraging tactical voting in the last general election to oppose the Conservative party, and hard green activism.

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The Rule of Technocracy By Peter Ewer

     What we have seen with the Covid-19 pandemic is the rise and continual rise of the technocracy, the rule by elites, wielding alleged technical and scientific knowledge. This was first seen with the climate change debate, but it was not as explicit, as the technocrats were behind the politicians. Yet today, it is all out in the open. Technical elites, who differ from the usual capitalists and financiers, set down rules that the rest of the capitalist must follow under pain of apocalypse. No doubt at the highest levels, the unseen and unknown demons who rule, control the technocrats, but from what we can see of the iceberg, the newer new class technical elites have called the shots on the corona freak-out.
  https://mises.org/wire/america-technocracy-not-democracy

“This is not a new trend. Over the past several decades—and especially since the New Deal—official experts in government have gradually replaced elected representatives as the primary decision-makers in government. Public debate has been abandoned in favor of meetings among small handfuls of unelected technocrats. Politics has been replaced by "science," whether social science or physical science. These powerful and largely unaccountable decision-makers are today most noticeable in federal courts, in "intelligence" agencies, at the Federal Reserve, and—long ignored until now—in government public health agencies. Technocracy as a style of governing has been around at least since the Progressive Era, although it has often been restrained by traditional legislative and elected political actors and institutions. Globally, it has gained prominence in a variety of times and places, for example in Mexico during the 1980s and 1990s. But the technocracy's power has long been growing in the United States as well. This may seem odd in a world where we are told democracy is among the highest political values, but technocrats have nonetheless managed to justify themselves through myths asserting that technocrats make scientific decisions guided only by The Data. These technocrats, we are told, care nothing of politics and only make sound decisions based on where the science leads.

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