Turkey Happily Working for the Collapse of the West By Richard Miller

     Turkey is pushing the boundaries of what a country can do before war breaks out; in its latest act it has used EU funded armoured vehicles to let in the illegals to Greece, entry point for the attack upon Europe:
  https://gellerreport.com/2020/03/video-eu-funded-turkish-armored-vehicle-rips-down-greek-border-fence.html/
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/10/watch-eu-funded-turkish-armoured-vehicle-rips-down-greek-border-fence/

“The Greek government has released a night-vision video which they claim shows a Turkish armoured vehicle obtained through European Union funding trying to rip down border fencing and allow illegal migrants to penetrate the Greek border. A statement released along with the video said it was “depicting a Turkish armoured border surveillance vehicle which tries to pull down part of the border fence with a rope”, according to Greek newspaper Kathimerini and the Associated Press. “This is a HIZAR/ATES vehicle, which is equipped with instruments that allow it to monitor the border (day and night),” the statement claimed. “Turkey obtained these vehicles from May to August 2019, with 75 per cent of the program financed by European funds. It has a powerful engine and climbing capabilities.”

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Will this be the “End”? By Brian Simpson

     Our Nordic friend, Bjorn Bull-Hansen, who camps in the bush and philosophises drinking freshly brewed coffee, has never seen anything like this. Across Europe, schools, universities, work places, closed. For capitalism this is the apocalypse. But people are told not to panic, but they did.
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdWuQfiDpDI
  http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2020/03/13/president-trump-declares-national-emergency-over-coronavirus/
  http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2020/03/12/the-storm-is-coming/
  https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/doug-casey-greater-depression-coming
  https://www.zerohedge.com/health/dont-believe-numbers-johns-hopkins-prof-fears-worst-public-health-crisis-polio
  https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/biblical-anarchy-market-screwed-sheer-decimation_03132020
  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/03/09/coronavirus-may-destructive-lehman-crisis/

Here is the claim that the real issue that Covid-19 raises is the old battle between state control/paternalism and liberal freedom, with state control seeming to win … at least while the state continues to function. At some level pandemics may simply collapse state functions, leading to no-one able to run the politic machinery, and hence political breakdown. But, that is a long way off yet, isn’t it? “Covid-19 is turning into a strategic contest between the social control model of China and the unruly, free-spirited pluralism of the West The world’s geopolitical order will be unrecognisable once Covid-19 has done its worst. Long-standing regimes will be badly compromised. Political systems that have never fully recovered from the Lehman crisis will suffer a second body blow. Those Western democratic governments that have been most complacent or incompetent will be torn to shreds by unforgiving electorates. Social media will see to that. Covid-19 is turning into a strategic contest between the social control model of China’s Communist Party and the unruly, free-spirited pluralism of the West. How that comparison plays out will shape the global order in the 21st Century. In this country, Brexit scarcely matters right now. Decimal points of GDP are irrelevant. Boris Johnson will be judged on whether or not his administration allows avoidable decimation of the elderly – and the not so elderly – and whether the National Health Service buckles in catastrophic institutional failure.

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The Queen: Update By Peter West

     Loyal subjects of Her Majesty the Queen will be delighted to know that the Queen will be safe during these plague days/months/years. While the wife of the Canadian prime minster of political correctness has been infected, Her Majesty is moving house:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8113069/Queen-quits-Buckingham-Palace-coronavirus-fears-Cobra-crisis-talks.html?ito=push-notification&ci=10277&si=1326534

“The Queen has quit Buckingham Palace over coronavirus fears after Corbra crisis talks, it has been reported. Her Majesty, 93, has been taken to Windsor Castle with plans in place to quarantine her and Prince Philip, 98, at Sandringham if the outbreak worsens. The news comes as Britain's coronavirus death rate almost doubled today as ten more people died, bringing total deaths to 21. A royal source told The Sun: 'She is in good health but it was thought best to move her. A lot of her staff are a bit panicky over coronavirus. 'The Queen has met a lot of people there until recently. But she is weeks away from her 94th birthday and advisers believe it is best to get her out of harm’s way.' Her Majesty's upcoming visits to Cheshire and Camden were yesterday postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.”

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Step One on the Road to Terminator By Brain Simpson

     The Terminator movies were perhaps the most vivid cinematic critique of AI and the computer society, showing where it all goes, namely the machines become self-aware, and realise that humans are a treat to their existence, so they begin the process of eliminating them, which is logical enough, for the machines, anyway. The cyborgs in the movies were killing machines, designed to hunt down special humans for termination.
  https://www.technocracy.news/scientists-achieve-first-step-in-creating-cyborgs/

“Scientists have linked up two silicon-based artificial neurons with a biological one across multiple countries into a fully-functional network. Using standard internet protocols, they established a chain of communication whereby an artificial neuron controls a living, biological one, and passes on the info to another artificial one. Whoa. We’ve talked plenty about brain-computer interfaces and novel computer chips that resemble the brain. We’ve covered how those “neuromorphic” chips could link up into tremendously powerful computing entities, using engineered communication nodes called artificial synapses. As Moore’s law is dying, we even said that neuromorphic computing is one path towards the future of extremely powerful, low energy consumption artificial neural network-based computing—in hardware—that could in theory better link up with the brain. Because the chips “speak” the brain’s language, in theory they could become neuroprosthesis hubs far more advanced and “natural” than anything currently possible. This month, an international team put all of those ingredients together, turning theory into reality. The three labs, scattered across Padova, Italy, Zurich, Switzerland, and Southampton, England, collaborated to create a fully self-controlled, hybrid artificial-biological neural network that communicated using biological principles, but over the internet.

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Top of the Canadian Tree Falls to Covid-19 By Brian Simpson

     This is becoming a full-time job as I work late into the night reading numerous articles from dozens of sites to keep on top of the coronavirus pandemic. This latest news item is informative, since Sophie Trudeau, wife of Canada’s PM, Justin Trudeau, has now tested positive for the coronavirus. Thus, even the elites, at least the lower level puppet types like political leaders are getting the bug. But, my guess is that George Soros and higher up, will not.
  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/eu-leaders-slam-trumps-unliteral-travel-ban-global-outbreak-death-toll-passes-4500
  https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/cp-newsalert-trudeau-goes-into-self-isolation-over-covid-19

Chinese Propaganda Warfare Hots Up By James Reed

     The Chinese are full-on accusing the Americans of creating the coronavirus as a bioweapon:
  https://news.trust.org/item/20200312152307-rlv7m

“A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry suggested on Thursday the U.S. military might have brought the coronavirus to the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has been hardest hit by the outbreak, doubling down on a war of words with Washington. China has taken great offence at comments by U.S. officials accusing it of being slow to react to the virus, first detected in Wuhan late last year, and of not being transparent enough. On Wednesday, U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said the speed of China's reaction to the emergence of the coronavirus had probably cost the world two months when it could have been preparing for the outbreak. In a strongly worded tweet, written in English on his verified Twitter account, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said it was the United States that lacked transparency. "When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation!" Zhao wrote. Zhao, an avid and often combative Twitter user, did not offer any evidence for his suggestion that the U.S. military might be to blame for the outbreak in China. Earlier on Thursday, Zhao's fellow Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang criticised U.S. officials for "immoral and irresponsible" comments that blamed Beijing's response to the coronavirus for worsening the global impact of the pandemic. Asked about O'Brien's comments, Geng told a daily news briefing in Beijing on that such remarks by U.S. officials would not help U.S. epidemic efforts. China's efforts to slow the spread had bought the world time to prepare against the epidemic, he added. "We wish that a few officials in the U.S. would at this time concentrate their energy on responding to the virus and promoting cooperation, and not on shifting the blame to China."

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More Lessons from Lesbians in the Media By Mrs Vera West

     Covering the gender agenda, I am perennially interested in seeking out lesbians who are turning on the system, or coming to some sort of challenging self-awareness.  Of particular interest are lesbians in the media. Here is Sally Kohn from the Left giving us the dirty low-down:
  https://medium.com/fast-company/what-i-learned-as-a-liberal-lesbian-at-fox-news-fe9efbda88e1

“From 2010 to 2013, I was a gay, liberal commentator at Fox News. I wasn’t technically the only left-wing lesbian on Fox at the time. There was one other (that I knew of, anyway)–but I was definitely more left-wing, and maybe more obvious about being a lesbian, too. The point is, during the two-and-a-half years I worked at Fox News, I was certainly in the minority. Here’s what that experience taught me.

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Time Restricted Eating By Mrs Vera West

     The merits of fasting have been known for thousands of years by religious folk both West and East. Indeed, the feast/feast way of doing things was the main way of subsistence in the ancient past, and no doubt this is where humanity will return. But until that happy time, here is some info on the modern view of this, time restricted eating:
  https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/03/12/time-restricted-eating-autophagy-alzheimers.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200312Z1&et_cid=DM478075&et_rid=828032453

“Research overwhelmingly supports the notion that ditching the “three square meals a day” approach in favor of time-restricted eating (also referred to as intermittent fasting) can do wonders for your health, as your body simply cannot function optimally when there’s a continuous supply of calories coming in. The cycling of feasting (feeding) and famine (fasting) mimics the eating habits of our ancestors and restores your body to a more natural state that allows a whole host of biochemical benefits to occur. It’s a powerful approach that not only facilitates weight loss, but also helps reduce your risk of chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s. While there are many variations, time-restricted eating typically involves not eating for at least 14 consecutive hours a day. However, not eating for 16 to 20 hours is likely closer to a metabolic ideal. This means you eat all of your meals for the day within a four- to eight-hour window. Among the many benefits of time-restricted eating is the upregulation of autophagy and mitophagy — natural cleansing processes necessary for optimal cellular renewal and function. In a January 2020 review paper,1 researchers explain how caloric restriction helps combat Alzheimer’s specifically, through these autophagy pathways.

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Vitamin C, Genetics and the Coronavirus Pandemic By Brian Simpson

     There is a thought-provoking article by Lance Welton at vDare.com, Welton taking the line that there are racial differences in the susceptibility to Covid-19 infection, with East Asian being at risk, Africans and White Europeans less so. In his latest piece he speculates about one hypothesis explaining this, being a genetically based proficiency in maintaining vitamin C levels in the blood:
  https://vdare.com/articles/coronavirus-and-vitamin-c-is-this-why-israel-closed-its-borders?scroll_to_paragraph=6

“This has been explored in detail by the health journalist Bill Sardi [Health Inheritance: Asians Have Lower Vitamin C Blood Levels; More Prone To Coronavirus & Other Infections, LewRockwell.com, March 7, 2020].
Maintaining healthy Vitamin C levels is extremely important. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, crucial because oxidization results in damage to cells and, so, a reduced ability to fight off infection. It is also crucial in repairing cells and maintaining a strong immune system. Vitamin C is obtained from certain kinds of fruit (most obviously oranges) and some vegetables, such as broccoli. People who don’t get enough of it are prone to cancer, heart problems, brain degeneration and, in extreme cases, scurvy. However, maintaining Vitamin C in the blood isn’t solely a matter of diet. Genetics plays its part as well. Some people can maintain a high level of Vitamin C without eating that much fruit at all. It depends on the form of Haptoglobin which they carry: Hp 1-1, Hp 2-1, or Hp 2-2. Haptoglobin (HAPTO-G) is a protein in the blood that binds to haemoglobin, this being the red protein in blood cells that carries oxygen and iron. Haptoglobin destroys excess iron, limits the amount of (potentially damaging) unbound iron, and reduces the amount of iron lost in the kidneys. Hp 2-2 doesn’t bind as well as the other two. The result of this is excess iron in the blood. This excess iron oxidates—rusts—in response to oxygen, setting off a process that also causes the Vitamin C to oxidate. This reduces the efficacy of the Vitamin C, causing the person with this form of HAPTO-G to have a less effective immune system.

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Israel and the Coronavirus By Brian Simpson

     It is wise to pay close attention to the policies of the state of Israel, since this nation, above all others has excellent survival instincts, and almost always gets things right. Take their response to the coronavirus pandemic:
  https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-closes-schools-universities-as-netanyahu-issues-dire-coronavirus-warning/

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Thursday that Israel would be closing schools and universities effective Friday as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, calling the pandemic “a global event unlike anything” the country had ever seen. “We are closing the schools and the universities,” the premier announced on live television. He said the closure didn’t include preschools and kindergartens, special education and boarding schools, adding that a decision would be made for those institutions soon. In a prime-time speech from the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, Netanyahu warned that “the potential number of deaths is very high and we must take action to prevent that.” He said the mortality rate from the virus, which he put at between two and four percent, was “very high.” There have so far been no deaths from the virus in Israel, where there have been 109 confirmed cases. “We are in the midst of a global event unlike anything else in the history of the state’s existence,” he said, offering a dire warning of the potential death toll if most of the population is infected and even comparing the situation to the 1918 Spanish Flu, which infected some 500 million people — 27% of the world’s population at the time — and killed between 17 and 50 million people, according to estimations.”

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The Purge and Coronavirus By Brian Simpson

     Even if the coronavirus is an escaped bioweapon, made by the Chinese, somehow blaming ordinary Chinese people for this, is just insane. They are pawns in the game of the globalists as much as we are. Well, noble sentiments, but one of the by-products of plurality is that diverse people will have diverse reactions, and in LA Asians fear that they will be targeted if things get to zombie apocalypse levels. In fact, the metaphor used in the article featured here, is  “The Purge,” a TV show actually involving hunting down people and purging them:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Purge
  https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/gun-sales-soar-among-asian-americans-after-virus-related-attacks

“The threat of Covid-19 hate crimes across the country is surging this week as Asian Americans in San Gabriel Valley, a region east of Los Angeles, are loading up on weapons as concerns they could be targeted. CBS Los Angeles reported this week that gun sales among Asians are rising in San Gabriel Valley as they believe the pandemic could trigger hate crimes against them. David Liu, the owner of Arcadia Firearm & Safety, said gun sales have jumped in the last two weeks as the virus crisis worsens in California. "Because of coronavirus, a lot of people start to worry," Liu said. CBS Los Angeles said there's a high concentration of Asians near the Arcadia gun store. Liu said many of his customers are stocking up on weapons because they fear they might be targeted because of their ethnicity if a local virus outbreak is to occur. "I do worry," said Daniel Lim, who recently bought a gun and ammo for his wife at Arcadia. Lim said he bought the gun to defend his family amid fears the virus could crash the stock market and economy and lead to massive social unrest where Asians would be targeted. "I hope and pray it never happens," he said. Lim isn't the only Asian American in the community, thinking that a purge is coming if the virus crisis gets out of hand. "We think it's the perfect time to get a weapon for ourselves," said another Arcadia customer, Dirk Zhang, adding that his wife would never allow a gun in the house until now. "She's a little afraid of the outbreak of the virus," he said. We noted on Monday that the first possible coronavirus-related hate crime in America, where an Asian man was stabbed numerous times, all caught on camera, occurred on a Brooklyn, New York street.”

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Rape Grooming Continues: Business as Usual in UK-Decay By Mrs Vera West

     Many people who know about the UK, and European, child grooming rape gangs may think that this is the past, and that even though the police let it happened because of fears of being seen to be racist, that the worst is over. But, rape grooming is on an increase, and the official figures, which some will not trust at all, have almost 19,000 victims in 2018-2019:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7833493/Nearly-19-000-children-sexually-groomed-England-past-year.html
  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grooming-child-sex-abuse-exploitation-rotherham-rochdale-police-a9215261.html

“Almost 19,000 children have been sexually groomed in England in the past year, according to official figures that have prompted warnings of an “epidemic”. Campaigners say the true figure is far higher and accused the government of failing to tackle child sexual exploitation, despite promises made after high-profile cases in Rotherham and Rochdale. More than 18,700 suspected victims of child sexual exploitation were identified by local authorities in 2018-19, up from 3,300 five years before. Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, said the figures show that grooming “remains one of the largest forms of child abuse in the country”. “Too many times, government has said it will ‘learn lessons’, yet 19,000 children are still at risk of sexual exploitation,” she told The Independent. “The government has singularly failed to tackle this issue head on. Its approach has been piecemeal and underfunded.” Sajid Javid promised a review into the characteristics of grooming gangs in 2018, saying high-profile cases included a “high proportion of men of Pakistani heritage” and that “cultural reasons” could be at play. The Independent understands that the Home Office started internal analysis of data from police and other agencies, and will use it to inform policy development and prevention strategies. But the findings may not be published and the Queen’s Speech, which set out Boris Johnson's legislative agenda, did not include any mention of a public review.”

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Uighur Genocide … But does the Australian Left Care? By James Reed

     Apart from china killing Falun Gong meditators, and harvesting organs, there are many other horrors:
  https://www.amazon.com.au/Slaughter-Ethan-Gutman/dp/161614940X
  https://www.amazon.com.au/Bloody-Harvest-Killing-Falun-Organs/dp/0980887976/ref=pd_sbs_14_t_1/357-6299516-8773854?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0980887976&pd_rd_r=b00ec329-d3a7-4a55-a5a9-de61f466ab85&pd_rd_w=eWJVv&pd_rd_wg=1Gjut&pf_rd_p=a7229bdc-4c52-476b-87a7-8cf10344d0a6&pf_rd_r=EYZJEEWA44RMBK7ERN36&psc=1&refRID=EYZJEEWA44RMBK7ERN36

     Then there are the Uyghurs, who are facing genocide:
  https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/cosleeping-10312019160528.html
  https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/campaign-11192019152349.html
  https://supchina.com/2019/08/07/uyghur-love-in-a-time-of-interethnic-marriage/
  https://share.america.gov/china-coerces-uighur-women-into-unwanted-marriages/
  https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/this-is-mass-rape-china-slammed-over-program-that-appoints-men-to-sleep-with-uighur-women/news-story/ed45cd065e39690354b6402d02904557

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666 the Age of the Beast is Here By James Reed

     This is truly end times, maybe as the Bible describes it, with the mark of the beast fast coming:
  https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/11/alarm-over-talks-to-implant-uk-employees-with-microchips?fbclid=IwAR0fZArjIsUu7iLrt6mpKiSiE6hPTjqSZGBYXGuJxa7yCXFl3gAKcjwg8IQ

“Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security. UK firm BioTeq, which offers the implants to businesses and individuals, has already fitted 150 implants in the UK. The tiny chips, implanted in the flesh between the thumb and forefinger, are similar to those for pets. They enable people to open their front door, access their office or start their car with a wave of their hand, and can also store medical data. Another company, Biohax of Sweden, also provides human chip implants the size of a grain of rice. It told the Sunday Telegraph (£) that it is in discussions with several British legal and financial firms about fitting their employees with microchips, including one major company with hundreds of thousands of employees. The CBI, which represents 190,000 UK businesses, voiced concerns about the prospect. A CBI spokesperson said: “While technology is changing the way we work, this makes for distinctly uncomfortable reading. Firms should be concentrating on rather more immediate priorities and focusing on engaging their employees.”

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Selling, or Stealing Science to/for China By Bruce Bennett

     Here is a clear problem arising from diversity and multiculturalism, the problem of national loyalty. It is something that the West just forgot about after World War II, because of, well, it would be “racist” to think such thoughts, or too much of a burden to unlimited economic growth :
  https://apnews.com/73fa72b776f2403688a572b770d7f3b5
  https://www.theepochtimes.com/thousands-of-us-based-scientists-sell-research-to-china-report-says_3150130.html

“The United States government has failed to stop China from stealing intellectual property from American universities and lacks a comprehensive strategy for dealing with the threat, a congressional report concluded Monday. The report says the FBI should be more effective and consistent in warning colleges and universities about the threat of Chinese economic and industrial espionage. It also says agencies that award research grants or provide visas for scientists don’t do enough to monitor or track the recipients, and says universities themselves must do a better job identifying foreign funding sources and conflicts of interest among scientists on their campuses. The problem is especially urgent, says the report from the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, because billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded research have “contributed to China’s global rise over the last 20 years” and to its goal of being a world leader in science and technology by 2050. “As American policy makers navigate an increasingly complicated relationship with China, it is not in our national security interest to fund China’s economic and military development with taxpayer dollars,” the report says. The report is the most recent government study to analyze Chinese intellectual property theft on college campuses and to scrutinize the shortcomings of government agencies in addressing the problem. It focuses on Chinese programs that recruit scientists with access to cutting-edge technology in the U.S. and incentivize them to conduct research for Beijing’s gain and even to steal the work of American academics. In recent years, the report says, the programs have been exploited by scientists who have downloaded sensitive research files before returning to China, filed patents based on U.S. research, lied on grant applications and failed to disclose money they’d received from Chinese institutions. “The U.S. academic community is in the crosshairs of not only foreign competitors contending for the best and brightest, but also of foreign nation states that seek to transfer valuable intellectual capital and steal intellectual property,” the report states. “As the academic community looks to the federal government for guidance and direction on mitigating threats, the U.S. government must provide effective, useful, timely and specific threat information and tools to counter the threats.” The report takes aim at the lack of transparency in how the programs are run, recommending that agencies that distribute research grants stop funding participants in them absent full disclosure of the terms and conditions of membership.”

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Russia Thinks that a US Civil War is Coming By Chris Knight

     Russia is right, the West will end in civil wars, everywhere, not just America, although this monstewr will be the first cab off the rank:
  https://gellerreport.com/2019/11/civil-war-2.html/
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-27/daniel-greenfield-guns-are-how-civil-war-ends-politics-how-it-starts

“This is a civil war. There aren’t any soldiers marching on Charleston… or Myrtle Beach. Nobody’s getting shot in the streets. Except in Chicago… and Baltimore, Detroit and Washington D.C. But that’s not a civil war. It’s just what happens when Democrats run a city into the ground. And then they dig a hole in the ground so they can bury it even deeper. If you look deep enough into that great big Democrat hole, you might even see where Jimmy Hoffa is buried. But it’s not guns that make a civil war. It’s politics. Guns are how a civil war ends. Politics is how it begins. How do civil wars happen? Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge. That’s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war. I know you’re all thinking about President Trump. He won and the establishment, the media, the democrats, rejected the results. They came up with a whole bunch of conspiracy theories to explain why he didn’t really win. It was the Russians. And the FBI. And sexism, Obama, Bernie Sanders and white people. It’s easier to make a list of the things that Hillary Clinton doesn’t blame for losing the election. It’s going to be a short list. A really short list. Herself.

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Mighty Melatonin By Mrs Vera West

     Many of our older readers are taking melatonin hormones medications, not the stuff from the health food shop, to aid in sleep, not just to re-establish normal rhythms, and I can say that it works well. But, there are other benefits too:
  https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/11/18/melatonin-reduces-inflammation.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3HL&utm_campaign=20191118Z1&et_cid=DM393404&et_rid=752448100

“In a combined effort, scientists from universities in Brazil and Italy sought to identify the role melatonin may have in improving disorders commonly found in those who are obese. The researchers used mice who were induced to become obese and treated them for 10 weeks with melatonin. The objective was to determine if the hormone could effectively delay or block the damage from eating too much. The researchers found multiple results supporting their theory that melatonin supplementation could have a significant effect on the animals, including reducing triglyceride levels and total and LDL cholesterol levels. They also found that supplementation prevented larger weight gain by reducing the formation of fat tissue and increasing the capacity to break down white fat. This combination of effects helped to prevent the hypertrophy of fat cells caused by excessive eating. Additionally, the researchers noted the supplementation reduced a characteristic inflammatory process found in obese subjects where macrophages infiltrate adipose tissue. The mice also experienced a reduction in inflammatory related factors through a decrease in gene expression. Overall, at the end of the 10-week trial, the group of mice eating an excessive amount without melatonin gained 49% body mass over the control group that ate a normal diet. The group of mice supplemented with melatonin increased their body mass 28% over the control group, but 13% lower than the group eating excess food without melatonin. The researchers believe the data suggest that melatonin could be considered as a therapeutic agent to help mitigate the metabolic and inflammatory conditions triggered in those who are obese.

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Letter to The Editor - We need more free speech, not less

To The Age         Any discussion of so-called "hate speech" needs to take into account the fact that the term has been weaponised by various powerful minority groups and institutions to protect themselves and promote their interests at the expense of others ("Wounding with words", 14/3). Free speech is certainly "vital to democracy and the contest of ideas"; it is equally important for the enactment of justice and the unfettered search for truth. The problem is not so much that "the effects of hate speech are overstated", since plenty of evidence shows otherwise, but that these unpleasant effects are wrongfully cited in order, deliberately, to close down debate on politically sensitive topics. It follows that in Australia, currently, we need more free speech, not less.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

New Investments outlive Confetti Money By Viv Forbes


14 March 2020,      Governments seek to revive “the economy” by scattering gifts of our own money wrapped in red tape. This encourages immediate consumption. But this stimulation stops dead when the money tap is turned off. Three simple measures from the three levels of government will create more long term jobs than discriminatory and complicated political handouts that have no lasting effect. Firstly, abolish the federal Capital Gains Tax. Fear of CGT has constipated private property transfer and investment for decades. Most new investors in houses, businesses or farms soon start making improvements – alterations, extensions, a granny flat or new sheds, yards, dams, fences, factories or workshops. But after a few years, owners become satisfied or inactive and capital expenditure dries up. Often they would like to move on but they fear CGT punishment if they sell. Abolish the CGT and its complicated rules and many owners would upgrade to a new property or business and both old and new properties are likely to attract a new cycle of investment and renovation. Making all capital expenditure immediately deductable for tax in all industries would also accelerate re-investment. We would hear the hammers starting within days (as in post-war Germany when Ludwig Erhardt set their beaten people free of tax). Secondly, State governments can accelerate economic rejuvenation by abolishing stamp duty, which is a tax on those who do things. New Zealand abolished stamp duty twenty years ago and the sky did not fall. Thirdly, local governments can help with a six-month rates holiday for all rate payers in shires suffering from fires, flood, drought or corona-virus depression. The feds should fund this. Giving an allowance to people who are forcibly quarantined is reasonable. But most people don’t want a handout – they want a job. We don’t want governments scattering our own money like confetti – we want conditions that encourage people to invest more of their own money in creating real jobs.

Does Joe Biden have Dementia, Like all Dumo-rats? And, Yes, It Matters! By Charles Taylor

     Having a senile old man with his finger on the nuclear button, that was the scare campaign driven by the Democrats in their dirty tricks department against Donald Trump in 2016. Well, Biden so clearly has unending senior moments, that these are stunningly embarrassing, like saying that only Donald Trump can be elected, forgetting his own name, and so on:
  https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/03/11/forbes-removes-senior-contributors-article-calling-for-joe-biden-to-take-cognitive-assessment/
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c46EPOpHFc
  https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2020/03/06/joe-biden-keeps-forgetting-barack-obamas-name-and-its-getting-uncomfortable/

     This would be presidential rule from the nursing home, which is to say that the Deep State will have their other man, or woman, there pushing America further than anyone has gone before. Hello Hillary 2.0! Biden’s mental state is taboo in the mainstream press, just like the crimes of the Clintons:
  https://www.amazon.com.au/Partners-Crime-Clintons-Monetize-Personal-ebook/dp/B01JBKHHKK

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