Diverse Skeletons in Facebook’s Closet By Brian Simpson

     I am not surprised to learn that Facebook has a secret diversity board; and why not, since that is their goal, to be diverse?
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/18/porject-veritas-facebook-has-a-secretive-diversity-board-that-is-need-to-know-within-company/

“Facebook has a secret “Diversity Initiative Board” that governs the latest diversity push by the company, but those in the know are ordered to keep its existence quiet, according to an alleged internal HR report obtained by Project Veritas. According to the Project Veritas report, the alleged Facebook memo explains that the Diversity Initiative Board (DIB) will be allowed to recommend termination or reeducation in a “Diversity Training” program for any unlucky Facebook employee who gets in the way of the company’s new diversity initiative. The alleged memo, intended for Facebook employees working in the company’s HR department, insists that the existence and operations of the DIB be kept as secret as possible. “Inform only select employees of the existence of the DIB on a “need-to-know” basis,” the document instructs. “Do not inform employees of who is on the DIB.” “Do not inform employees of the DIB review process.” “Giving unnecessary information to employees may damage the integrity and effectiveness of the DIB.” According to the document, the DIB will be empowered to recommend “Termination, Diversity Training, or No Action” as the company’s response to instances of noncompliance with the diversity initiative.

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The Case of Rayshard Brooks By Chris Knight

     The guy in the latest shooting, Black of course, or we would hear nothing of it, as White Lives Don’t Matter, is being portrayed as Mr Dad. But consider the reality:
  http://archive.is/MwF8C

“Rayshard Brooks was on probation and faced going back to prison if he was charged with a DUI, DailyMail.com can reveal. It was the fear of incarceration that likely caused Brooks to panic in the face of imminent arrest and caused him to make a break for it. Brooks was shot and killed on Friday, June 12 when cops received a 911 call to the Wendy's at University Avenue in Atlanta. Brooks was drunk and asleep at the wheel of his car and blocking the fast food restaurant's drive-thru lane. The 27-year-old father of four was polite and compliant with officers across the 20 minutes during which officers Devin Brosnan, 26, and Garrett Rolfe, 27, questioned him as to how much he had drunk and how he had ended up in the drive-thru. As the interaction neared its tragic conclusion, Brooks suggested to officers that he could just walk home saying that it wasn't far. But after Brooks failed a field sobriety test and blew 0.108 when breathalyzed (0.08 is the legal limit in Georgia), Rolfe who has since been fired, moved to cuff Brooks who suddenly resisted. Both officers were clearly taken by surprise. As their bodycameras fell to the ground in the scuffle that ensued one shouted to Brooks to 'stop fighting' and warned him, 'You're going to get tased,' but the peaceable incident quickly escalated into violence.

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The Forces of Evil Are Against Us; I Kid Thee Not By Charles Taylor

     Archbishop Vigano has written to President Trump, telling him that what we are witnessing now is part of the eternal battle between good and evil, and that he should brace himself for the fight of his life. Yep, agreed. Here is the letter:
  https://gellerreport.com/2020/06/archbishop-viganos-letter-to-president-trump-the-forces-of-evil-are-against-you.html/
  https://www.sofx.com/2020/06/10/open-letter-to-president-donald-trump-carlo-maria-vigano/

“June 7, 2020 Holy Trinity Sunday
Mr. President,
In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the children of light and the children of darkness. The children of light constitute the most conspicuous part of humanity, while the children of darkness represent an absolute minority. And yet the former are the object of a sort of discrimination which places them in a situation of moral inferiority with respect to their adversaries, who often hold strategic positions in government, in politics, in the economy and in the media. In an apparently inexplicable way, the good are held hostage by the wicked and by those who help them either out of self-interest or fearfulness. These two sides, which have a Biblical nature, follow the clear separation between the offspring of the Woman and the offspring of the Serpent. On the one hand there are those who, although they have a thousand defects and weaknesses, are motivated by the desire to do good, to be honest, to raise a family, to engage in work, to give prosperity to their homeland, to help the needy, and, in obedience to the Law of God, to merit the Kingdom of Heaven. On the other hand, there are those who serve themselves, who do not hold any moral principles, who want to demolish the family and the nation, exploit workers to make themselves unduly wealthy, foment internal divisions and wars, and accumulate power and money: for them the fallacious illusion of temporal well-being will one day – if they do not repent – yield to the terrible fate that awaits them, far from God, in eternal damnation.

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He Lived Long Enough to See Camp of the Saints Come True By Richard Miller

     French author Jean Raspail died on June 13, 2020. He is best known to us for his prophetic book, Camp of the Saints (1973), which predicted the racial apocalypses of the West (mainly Europe from mass Third World mass immigration). The book was, at the time dismissed, oh no, that will never happen, even though even then the beginnings of the Great Replacement was being put in place by the elites at the time. And, it is thousands of times worse than he wrote about, so just imagine where this is all going to go. It is enough to give one a migraine headache, which, along with utter cowardice, is why normies don’t think much about things, even when their cities are being burnt to a crisp.  
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Raspail
  https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-jean-raspail-dead-20200613-v2y44k7nrzb5les3l5fk5ydiim-story.html

What Comes After America? By Chris Knight

     Most say China, but Palestinian historian Ghassan Weshah is betting on Islam to rule the world.
  https://www.memri.org/tv/palestinian-historian-ghassan-weshah-america-collapsing-islam-lead-the-world

“Palestinian historian Ghassan Weshah said in a June 6, 2020 interview on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas – Gaza) that America and its slogan of liberty are collapsing and that Islam is the only power that can lead the world after America, since China is unfit for this. He added that the world has become repulsed by the Chinese "eating anything that moves". Weshah also cited "scientific studies" that he claimed that Germany and France will become Islamic republics within 10 years. Ghassan Weshah: "The future belongs to us, to our people, and to the Arab and Islamic nation. This is what the scientific studies say. They say that the United States is collapsing and that Islam is the only power that is fit to lead the world after America. Islam! China is incapable of doing it and the people who herald the theory that China will lead the world know that it cannot. When China was the strongest superpower in the world, it built the Great Wall of China. Do you see how Chinese culture is? Their culture is directed inward. They cocoon themselves. Tell me of a single place China conquered throughout history? [Not even] 10 square centimeters. To this day, parts of China are under Japanese occupation. Such a culture cannot... When you lead the world, you are leading it from a cultural and military perspective. You need to lead it in terms of culture and knowledge. Today, the U.S. leads the world with a false culture and it has begun to collapse. American's slogan of liberty is collapsing at its first test. [The coronavirus pandemic] was a big embarrassment for China and a large part of the world is repelled by the Chinese culture and about how they eat anything that moves. These people are unfit to lead the world. Out entire nation needs to see the scientific research that is coming out of Europe." Interviewer: "What does it say?" Ghasan Weshah: "That France and Germany will become Islamic republics within ten years. There are studies that say that German and French citizens are converting to Islam hourly. There are studies that say that every 24 hours, there are churches that become mosques. Islamic culture is on the march."

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Did Whites Start Revolting Over this One? Of Course Not! By Chris Knight

     Of course, there is a police violence problem, but it cuts across the race divide, as this story shows, where the white person, Tony Timpa, died in police custody:
  https://www.boston.com/news/national-news/2019/08/01/police-laughed-and-joked-as-he-lost-consciousness-in-handcuffs-minutes-later-he-died

“He asked the police for help. They told him to stay on the ground, where he was handcuffed and writhing. He said he was afraid the officers would kill him. They told him to relax. He asked for help again. They kept him pinned, his face in the grass, a knee on his back. He asked again. Then Tony Timpa went unconscious. In less than 20 minutes he was dead. The group of Dallas police officers detaining Timpa didn’t seem to notice he was dying in front of them. They didn’t check whether he was breathing, and they didn’t look for a pulse. Instead, the officers laughed. They mocked the way he had squirmed around, clearly in distress — “like a roly poly,” one said. They speculated about what sort of mental illness he might have, or what drugs he may have taken. When Timpa stopped responding, the officers apparently assumed he was asleep. They kept laughing, making jokes about waking him up for school. They tapped him, shook him, but he didn’t answer. “What happened?” one officer asked. “I don’t know, he just got quiet,” another responded. “Just, bloop,” chimed in a third. Timpa’s last minutes alive were made public in a disturbing video obtained and published by the Dallas Morning News and NBC5, the result of a years-long legal battle for access to records related to the 32-year-old’s death in police custody on Aug. 10, 2016.

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China Thinks Trump Might Drop an Atomic Bomb on Protesters By Chris Knight

     Some ideas that seem good at first, on deeper thought just are flawed, like this friendly suggestion from a mouth piece of the Chinese communist party:
  https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2020/06/02/china-u-s-is-a-failed-state-trump-may-drop-atomic-bomb-on-rioters/

“China’s state-run Global Times propaganda newspaper fretted on Tuesday that President Donald Trump may use a nuclear weapon against rioters destroying neighborhoods in the nation’s biggest cities, declaring America a “failed state.” The Chinese Communist Party has used its propaganda arms in the past week to denounce not just President Trump, but American democracy as an inferior system to Chinese authoritarianism and promote the claim that only iron-fisted one-party rule will result in racial harmony in the United States. None of the articles on racism in state media have mentioned that Chinese businesses in Guangzhou, one of the country’s largest cities, banned black-skinned people from hotels, restaurants, and other locales last month after the Communist Party perpetuated the claim that only foreigners could infect people with Chinese coronavirus. Instead, the Global Times claimed in one article that the riots throughout America “expose a ‘failed state'” under the “weak, irresponsible, and incompetent leadership of President Trump. Riots have targeted impoverished neighborhoods in many cities, beginning in Minneapolis, after a police offered killed Minnesota resident George Floyd on video. Floyd was unarmed and did not appear to be resisting arrest, instead pleading with the officer to let him breathe. The officer has been charged with third-degree murder.

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Melinda’s Inverted Cross By Charles Taylor (Florida)

     There is controversy about Melinda Gates wearing an upside down cross, which the paranoids, like yours truly, take as a Satanic symbol. Of course, the mainstream hoses this down, with Snopes.com, not to be confused with the ever-lovable Snoopy of Charlie Brown fame, saying it is is false news, because, well, the upside-down cross was used by Saint Peter, which is true. Further, the upside-down cross is not accepted as the official symbol of the church of Satan, stand back, evil. The Sigil of Baphomet, a goat’s head inside an inverted pentagram, is the official insignia. God protect us. So, does that end it? Well, Google a bit, and one will find many Satanists using this symbol anyway, it is popular, it is an inversion for whatever reason. So, Snopes does not consider that this could be an unofficial symbol, like many  hand signs used  by neo-Nazis and other fringe groups. Why would such a figure use a symbol that is of contested meaning at best, when she could have not worn anything at all? By that I mean, not going naked, a truly terrifying thought, but not wearing any jewellery? Or, maybe a gold syringe, perhaps?
  https://www.ibtimes.sg/melinda-gates-upside-down-cross-necklace-creates-controversy-netizens-call-her-satanist-45259
  https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/melinda-gates-upside-down-cross/
  https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Inverted%20Cross
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_of_Saint_Peter

A Super Rip Off By Bruce Bennett

     The light-hearted article of the day. I thought that Super-man was a bit of a rip off of Nietzsche’s idea of the overman/super-man, but no, there was someone before the big blue boy scout:
  https://www.quora.com/Which-comic-book-character-ripoffs-were-more-successful-than-the-original-character
  https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/a23203/original-superman/

“In 1930, a new adventure story offered American readers a cutting-edge hero — a man with titanic strength, bulletproof skin, and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound — but his name wasn't Superman. The character was Hugo Danner, protagonist of a luridly bad novel titled Gladiator, by Philip Wylie. The Superman we all know, created by Jerry Siegel, wouldn't appear on the cover of a published comic book until eight years later. Reading Wylie's Gladiator alongside this new movie delivers a particularly weird experience for a whole bunch of reasons. One of them being the possibility that the very aspects of Snyder's new Superman that felt the most fresh and game-changing turn out to be perhaps not so new at all. Looking past the nonsense, the book remains hard to read without suspecting the Man of Steel's original creator, Jerry Siegel, did some significant borrowing back in 1938. Hugo Danner comes from a small, rural town (Colorado instead of Kansas, but still); Danner spends a great deal of his time concealing his strength; as a young man, Danner even builds himself a remote fortress where he could find solitude. "I can do things, Dad. It kind of scares me," Danner says early in the book. "I can jump higher'n a house. I can run faster'n a train." Later on, Danner come out with this: "I'm like a man made of iron."

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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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Amazing What is Seen When Source Code is Examined By Brian Simpson

     Here is some amazing material doing the rounds on the internet, showing that the source code of the main computer model upon which the lockdowns were based, is deeply flawed. It has really been a case of garage in, tyranny out;
  https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/pandemic-computer-model-used-professor-panic-was-deeply-flawed-and-he-was-banging-radical
  https://conservativewoman.co.uk/the-strange-bedfellows-of-professor-panic/
  https://github.com/mrc-ide/covid-sim
  https://axisofeasy.com/aoe/computer-model-that-locked-down-the-world-turns-out-to-be-shtcode/
  https://lockdownsceptics.org/code-review-of-fergusons-model/

Code Review of Ferguson’s Model
6 May 2020. Updated 10 May 2020.
by Sue Denim (not the author’s real name)
Imperial finally released a derivative of Ferguson’s code. I figured I’d do a review of it and send you some of the things I noticed. I don’t know your background so apologies if some of this is pitched at the wrong level.
My background. I have been writing software for 30 years. I worked at Google between 2006 and 2014, where I was a senior software engineer working on Maps, Gmail and account security. I spent the last five years at a US/UK firm where I designed the company’s database product, amongst other jobs and projects. I was also an independent consultant for a couple of years. Obviously I’m giving only my own professional opinion and not speaking for my current employer. The code. It isn’t the code Ferguson ran to produce his famous Report 9. What’s been released on GitHub is a heavily modified derivative of it, after having been upgraded for over a month by a team from Microsoft and others. This revised codebase is split into multiple files for legibility and written in C++, whereas the original program was “a single 15,000 line file that had been worked on for a decade” (this is considered extremely poor practice). A request for the original code was made 8 days ago but ignored, and it will probably take some kind of legal compulsion to make them release it.  Clearly, Imperial are too embarrassed by the state of it ever to release it of their own free will, which is unacceptable given that it was paid for by the taxpayer and belongs to them. The model.  What it’s doing is best described as “SimCity without the graphics”. It attempts to simulate households, schools, offices, people and their movements, etc. I won’t go further into the underlying assumptions, since that’s well explored elsewhere. Non-deterministic outputs. Due to bugs, the code can produce very different results given identical inputs. They routinely act as if this is unimportant. This problem makes the code unusable for scientific purposes, given that a key part of the scientific method is the ability to replicate results. Without replication, the findings might not be real at all – as the field of psychology has been finding out to its cost. Even if their original code was released, it’s apparent that the same numbers as in Report 9 might not come out of it. Non-deterministic outputs may take some explanation, as it’s not something anyone previously floated as a possibility.

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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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False History By James Reed

     Getting a Pulitzer Prize does not mean that one got one’s history right. Consider this gem:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/history-prof-debunks-central-claim-pulitzer-winning-new-york-times-1619-project

“The Pulitzer Prize Board announced Monday that Nikole Hannah-Jones had won a Pulitzer Prize for her essay published as part of the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project, in which she made the claim that American colonists sought independence from Great Britain because “they wanted to protect the institution of slavery in the colonies.” But as Campus Reform previously reported, Hannah-Jones asked Northwestern University history professor Leslie Harris to fact check the essay before it was published and, according to Harris, she flagged the portion of the essay claiming that American colonists' motivation in claiming independence was to maintain the institution of slavery. Harris noted that while that may have been one of the factors that led to the Revolutionary War, it was not the primary determinant. Despite the historian's concern, however, the New York Times and Hannah-Jones published the essay anyway. On Monday, it won a Pulitzer. Media Research Center's TechWatch Vice President Dan Gainor previously told Campus Reform, “The New York Times 1619 Project wasn’t about history, it was about rewriting history." Journalism doesn’t really deliver news now; it delivers narrative. To the Left elite like The Times, there’s no narrative they want to destroy more than American exceptionalism," Gainor continued. “If America had been more evil from the founding, then everything it created must be destroyed - the Founders, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, religious freedom, gun rights - everything Americans hold dear." "The actual truth of American history isn’t the narrative that the Times cares to report," Gainor added. Harris told Campus Reform Tuesday, "I agree with the New York Times's clarification, as printed on March 11, 2020."

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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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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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How to Build a Dirt Cheap Hydrogen Boron Fusion Reactor for China By James Reed

     Asiatimes.com features Australian plasma physicist Heirich Hora who believes that a fusion reactor can be built for as little as $ 100 million. “Producing electric power from the hydrogen-boron microexplosions is relatively straightforward in principle. The shower of positive-charged alpha particles emitted by a microexplosion in the center of the chamber generates a powerful current pulse, which can be harvested using technology already developed in the context of ultra-high-voltage DC electric power transmission systems. The DC pulse is then transformed into alternating current.”
  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/science/lasers-fire-hopes-of-clean-energy-switch/news-story/c95e88bae781899dd45b9e0ec532f020

     Here is the Hora et al. scientific paper:
  https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/laser-and-particle-beams/article/road-map-to-clean-energy-using-laser-beam-ignition-of-boronhydrogen-fusion/8BE057DC1BC9E0A588FB3ABAA993078C

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Even Our Water is Sold; Pathetic By James Reed

     In the driest continent on Earth, which is perennially in drought, with endless battles over limited water resources, the endgame is to let China buy water from the Murray Darling; my God, why don’t they just give it to them!
  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-06/chinese-state-owned-companies-buy-up-water-in-murray-darling/12215548

“Chinese state-owned enterprises have acquired water entitlements in Australia and some foreign water investors face limited scrutiny by the Foreign Investment Review Board.
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