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Fighting for free speech. I could use your support, thanks.

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Of all the grand failures of the last 12 weeks, the most unexpected has been The Media, which is saying something, because my expectations were so low. Or so I thought. But who knew that so many otherwise great publications would fail to pick up the biggest story in our lifetimes?

Truth is, it starts with the media. It’s our national conversation. If we had better media, we’d get better politicians. It all follows. When the nightly news says “even Mitch McConnell denounces blah” — they don’t say “but his in-laws are shipping magnates trading with Beijing and sit on the board of the Bank of China.” Maybe that matters?

So here, trying to help craft the new media world, I’d like to thank all those that make this adventure possible, and ask anyone who can spare enough to buy me a box of chocolate if they could chip in. Please. I do appreciate your help.

Ripples from this US election are already lapping on Australian shores. Both climate and Big-Tech policies are already under pressure.

History books will be written…

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141 comments to Fighting for free speech. I could use your support, thanks.

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    Lance

    Chocolates ordered.

    Thank you for all that you do for so very many.

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      Lance

      Um. I ordered 100 chocolates. Receipt shows 1 chocolate.

      How might this be resolved? Used PayPal with CC.

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        Lance

        Ah. Paypal showed a “token” reservation number of $1.

        CC account shows correct amount pending reconciliation of charge.

        No worries.

        Kind of weird how they do that stuff.

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          It is weird, and I should have explained, forgive me. Long ago Paypal declared they could not allow donations to me because I’m not a registered charity. You may have thought you could donate to anyone you darn well liked, but you can only “gift” me — not donate, and paypal didn’t have a category for gifts. So I had to set up a system to “buy” chocolate support to keep me from going hungry. I decided to go with $1 units and let people choose whatever number they were confortable with, rather than limit it to a $10 or $50 “box” or so on. That may have been a mistake. I’m sure professional marketers would tell me off. Luckily I write for a bright audience eh?

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            Lawrie

            You once had direct deposit details which I have used. I note the latest transfer did not bounce so may I suggest you avoid PayPal and their connection to big tech and just use DD. Set up an account to receive the donations and transfer those funds to your own account as you wish. It would be no different to a multitude of businesses who deal with DD as their preferred way of payment. No point in making profits for PayPal which is now one of our enemies.

            Over the past few months and particularly after the election this site has been far more informative than the local media. I pay $36 a month to the Australian and was paying $32 to the Daily Telegraph to receive their version of the truth/news. Since they avoided the truly interesting bits I would be as ignorant as the majority about the fraud in the election. I have heard Ray Hadley and others claiming “nothing to see here” and know they know nothing. Thank God for Jo on this occasion but also for another view on the Wuflu and her marvelous work exposing the stupidity of climate change and this weeks favoured remedy.

            I have also begun using Dissenter and DuckDuckGo and find them fast and accurate. The only way small fish like us can punish the big guys (The Big Guy) is by avoiding them and ignoring them. Which reminds me. At 0300 EDST His Fraudulency will be inaugurated watched by some flags, thousands of bemused soldiers and some brown nosing Republicans. I sincerely hope not one Trump supporter turns up, even to jeer, and that none watch the travesty on TV.

            I note that Liz Chaney is feeling the heat for doing a Brutus on Trump with lots of blowback from the state GOP. Come 2022 there will be a lot of new faces representing Republicans as the RINOs meet their well deserved culling.

            I am sure every reader here has found alternative news services such as Epoch Times and American Thinker. Jo is providing an Australian voice so please support her.

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              Lawrie and thanks so much for your support!

              Paypal — for it’s flaws — is better for overseas transfer on smaller amounts. Plus I can sometimes manage to spend the money in it’s original currency, without the exchange fees. I get some satisfaction from using USD to buy US goods, and so on, depriving the banks…

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            John F. Hultquist

            I think you explained this about 5 years ago.
            It seems odd and makes sense at the same time.
            Perhaps repost this every 6 months. Us old folks won’t mind.
            There are new readers.

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            Kevin a

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5iCPKDp4V4
            The Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States
            10k up 50k down LoL!

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          Strop

          Had the same $1 receipt issue Wednesday. Was the “sub total amount and the “total” amount was blank. Credit card shows correct amount but still pending over 24 hrs later.

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    James

    Paypal have cut off an alternative to GoFund me, GiveSendgo, as they do not like their politics. So I avoid Paypal now. If you do buy on ebay, you can set up to charge you credit card direct from your ebay account. This avoids paypal. I will send direct deposit tonight. Trade more from Craigslist or gumtree instead if you can.

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    Phillip Bratby

    In the UK, the BBC, Channel 4 and in fact all the television channels and all the legacy media have been abysmal in their coverage of the US elections, the fraud and all the subsequent activities. There has been not a single dissenting voice in the UK. Only this website has provided the truth about what went on and is still going on. Thank you Jo – chocs ordered.

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    Roger

    Jo,
    many thanks for all you do.
    Democracy is under massive threat at present and having warned of this (and China) for 20+ years I take no pleasure in saying that. I am deeply worried about the consequences of the Democrats election steal and the precedent it sets for elsewhere.
    Sorry it couldn’t be more but as now retired the stable mirrors account is not very healthy !!

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    u.k.(us)

    I’d suggest you don’t eat the whole $10 at once.
    Then again, you know chocolate.

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    Richard

    History books will be written…
    I think you mean “re-written”

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    Thanks Jo for all your efforts in these extraordinary times. You have not wavered 🙂

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    David Maddison

    Jo’s site is one of the few free-speech platforms Left now that FB, Twitter and Google are heavily censoring any speech to the right of Pol Pot.

    In the following video a Twitter insider recorded Jack Dorsey’s real plans. The purge is just beginning. Pure evil.

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/Zsx56DJ8CVdP/

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      Lance

      David M: Often the FB, Twatter, Gurgle, etc, believe they hold all of the web hosting server equipment hostage. That’s not so.

      There’s a place in Michigan, US called “PCServer&Parts” that can provide repurposed OEM and surplus Servers at significant discounts of 50% to 90% less than “new”. Perhaps there are others. I’ve no association with them.

      https://pcserverandparts.com/refurbished-servers/

      But, that being said, they can have a server configured and shipped in 3 days.

      I know it isn’t a replacement for honest brokerage, but it is an alternative to being held hostage by oligarchs.

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        There is a bigger issue here.

        After they chase conservatives off the dominant social media, and people set up their own server empire, “they” still control the wires and cables. They control the payment system, the currency and the banks.

        If the Good Guys don’t fight back now, it’s inevitable that sooner or later they will take the Internet away too.

        At what point do we say enough is enough? Better to protest while we still have some channels and some friends in the infrastructure.

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    Richard Ilfeld

    I am saving quotes in a number of local- non-cloud files. I am saving full details with them. They will available to place on sites like this in future election cycles. It may be good for others to save data they think might be “forgotten”
    when sought in future online searches. I contribute here to help ensure an outlet. Thank you, Jo.

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      PeterPetrum

      I’ve just saved Trump’s final speech. Absolutely riveting and encapsulates his beliefs and what he has achieved for all. He also made it clear that his leaving office is not an ending, but a beginning. His speech can be found in the Epoch Times web site.

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        OldOzzie

        Yes have done the same from here – an inspiring speech

        President Donald J Trump Delivers a Farewell Address – Video and Transcript…
        Posted on January 19, 2021 by Sundance

        Understandably every MAGA supporter’s heart is heavy today on the last full day of President Donald J Trump’s administration. However, the movement will live on. The purpose will continue…. Nothing will ever be the same again; and that is good.

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          David Maddison

          The successful coup d’état of the United States that the Left have staged is beyond evil and beyond belief.

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          Ian

          How galling it must be, as Biden is inaugurated as 46th POTUS, for many commenters to reflect back on the heady days from November 3 to today when headlines on this site such as these

          The Speech every media outlet should play in full: Watch Trump — solemn, careful, determined
          Paths to Victory — Contingent election or State Legislators picking Electors
          Was that a 100% plus voter turn-out in some Michigan precincts?
          Trump’s team have German servers, raw data, warn of violence as bombshells will be released
          Pennsylvania Case Heads To Supreme Court: Were the votes unlawful?

          were so certain Trump would overcome all the odds, definitively prove the election was rigged and would be inaugurated on January 20 2021. A small and random sample of these hopeful headlines

          Well, it didn’t happen. The Kraken did not waken, Trump lost 61 out of 62 lawsuits, had no joy in trying to get the Electoral Colleges votes changed by Mike Pence, failed to get Brad Raffensperger to find 11,870 votes for him, was blamed by his Party for losing the Senate run-offs in Georgia that gave control of the Senate to the Democrats, was held responsible for the Capitol invasion which lost him a lot of support in the electorate, had members of the GOP voting with the Democrats for his impeachment and finally had to accept defeat and leave the White House

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            Harley

            Yes Ian, but die hards will fight the stolen election myth to the bitter end, maybe a another recount will do it ?.

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    David Maddison

    The Left are trying to write President Trump out of history and “unperson” him as instructed by the Left’s instruction manual, Nineteen Eighty Four.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. History has stopped.”

    And unpersoned:

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      PeterS

      The Republicans are also doing it. They can’t wait to get back to “mainstream” politics instead of thinking about the Republic and the Constitution like Trump tried to do for the last 4 years. They don’t want him back either so many are happy to try and block him from ever running for POTUS ever again. So much for the Constitutional Republic; it’s now dead and soon to be buried on Jan 20.

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    Lance

    Highly recommend “Orwell’s 1984 and Today”, an article recently published in Imprimus by Hillsadle College.

    It speaks to what Jo is doing, and Why that is so very important.

    https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/orwells-1984-today/

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    Matty

    Biden also showing the typical paranoia exhibited by dementia sufferers. If he is afraid of his own military he shouldn’t be leading them.

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    Colin

    Many thanks Jo for all that you do.
    I read your updates every day as the only reliable way to find out what is going on.
    Enjoy the chocolate, you’ve earned it.

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    Dennis

    I am concerned that the email receipt showed 1 chocolate only not 100 chocolates.

    Credit card payment; DJW

    [Email coming for you to try to track this. Thank you! – Jo]

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      Lance

      Check your CC account.
      Apparently, PayPal receipt shows a “token” charge that will be reconciled in the correct amount.

      Seems it is a “placeholder” until the actual amount is posted to the account and reconciled.

      It happened the same way for me with a CC charge for fuel at a gas station. The token was posted immediately as a reservation of charge, with the final amount being posted later. Seems to be some normal way they do these things.

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    Robber

    Don’t eat them all at once. Here’s to a brighter 2021.

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    Susan Fraser

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/kLoslbPYTRFZ/

    Truth does come out, check out the General of the National Guard being interviewed, affirms the the NG is committed to the transfer of power … “to the Military”..

    From anonymousconservative.com

    And, disclose tv twitter has actual records pertaining to Ghisilaine Maxwells court appearance today, its a bit of a read, but other documents will be unsealed and names will be named

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    Lance

    remember Jo’s article on “sheep dip” / Ivermectin?

    Well, it seems that once Trump got kicked to the curb, the world is resplendent with positive reviews of ivermectin.

    https://scitechdaily.com/encouraging-results-on-ivermectin-clinical-trial-for-reducing-mild-covid-19/

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2021/01/08/this-was-a-gift-to-us-ivermectin-effective-for-covid-19-prophylaxis-treatment/

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      Annie

      Well, what a surprise!

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      Kalm Keith

      [Duplicate]

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      Kalm Keith

      I like that: “once Trump got kicked to the kerb” because it also describes the way the voting population have been treated.

      The early detail of CV19 deaths seemed to signal something was up. Most reported deaths were in the age range 75 to 92 years and since the early days the data hasn’t inspired me to think that we are being given the truth about this “dangerous” pandemic.

      The important thing according to our Premier, Berys, is that “testing” continues at what seems to be a minimum of 10,000 per day. That’s half a million dollars a day from NSW taxpayers going to someone with a big smile on their face. Is that fizr laughing in the background?

      In the last 11 months civil society has been destroyed, humanity forgotten and life crushed on the altar of World Politics.

      We may eventually push back, but how is the question.

      KK

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        Boris

        KK, we still have to wake people up because most people don’t understand that many of the events that some of us here recognise are connected.

        Molecular biologist and immunologist Dolores Cahill with a freedom alliance of doctors and lawyers is talking about a legal action with a team of barristers to put an injunction on the PM in Ireland regarding Masks, lock downs and vaccines. This group is working on a cases in Germany and other European nations including Britain. Politicians and the media must be held to account for their actions.

        https://newtube.app/user/C19/Xg2DkES

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      Roger Knights

      Jan. 15: “One week after Dr. Paul Marik and Dr. Pierre Kory—founding members of the Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC)— along with Dr. Andrew Hill, researcher and consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), presented their data before the NIH Treatment Guidelines Panel, the NIH has upgraded their recommendation on ivermectin, making it an option for use in COVID-19.”
      https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2021.643369/abstract

      Here’s a link to “Review of the Emerging Evidence Demonstrating the Efficacy of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19” at https://covid19criticalcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FLCCC-Ivermectin-in-the-prophylaxis-and-treatment-of-COVID-19.pdf

      Here is a link to a Nov. 30 article about the success of ivermectin in the Dominican Republic, one of many places where success has been reported: https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2020/11/30/doctor-explains-99-3-of-covid-19-patients-treated-with-ivermectin-recovered-in-five-days/
      It is summarized by blogger Ron Clutz at https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2020/12/19/the-case-for-invermectin-covid-regimen/

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      William Astley

      Thanks for the link Lance.

      Odd/pathetic that the Western countries do not use Ivermectin as a treatment (reduces death rate by a factor of 10 vs placebo) and as a prophylactic reduces the occurrence of covid by a factor of 20.)

      From your link.

      “The trial included 400 patients split into four groups — two consisting of patients with mild to moderate illness and two consisting of severely ill patients. Patients with mild to moderate illness received one dose of ivermectin per day in addition to standard care or hydroxychloroquine twice a day in addition to standard care.

      The researchers determined that the rate of illness progression was significantly lower among those who received ivermectin (1% vs. 22%). Severely ill patients were assigned to receive standard care plus ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine. The researchers determined that in addition to lower rates of COVID-19 illness progression in the ivermectin group (4% vs. 30%), the ivermectin group also had a lower mortality rate (2% vs. 20%).”

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    Neil Crafter

    Sent you some well earned choccies Jo, nice SA ones from Haighs 😉

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    PeterPetrum

    Jo, you deserve the biggest box of chocolates each of us can afford. You site over the last few weeks has been an eye opener and has shown what a diligent, investigative reporter should be able to produce.

    It has astounded me that a newspaper (The Australian) that I used to think fairly presented the news from both sides has completely hidden any reference to the plethora of vote manipulation and illegal voting activities that you have reported on. It is now so bad, that I cannot even get a comment published in the Australian if it even hints at the fact that Biden’s 8 militons votes was a figment of Dominion and illegal voting activities. Any comment of mine that indicates that Trump was correct to suspect that he was cheated out of the presidency never sees the light of day.

    So, Jo, more strength to your arm if you intend to expand this blog into a more general news site which also contains all the good stuff you normally do on climate. I know some think that what you are doing at the moment is beyond what the site should be about, but it is clear now that Climate Change, the COVID response throughout the world and the insidious disease of creeping Marxism is all part of the grand UN plan of the Great Reset, which the Democrats have embraced.

    So the biggest box of chocolates that I can afford at the moment will be on its way to you today.

    Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work.

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      Dennis

      I suspect that the World Economic Forum will provide many answers to our questions and concerns ….

      * Great Reset
      * Build back better
      *New green deal

      Joe Basement has already mentioned the above, mumbled something.

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    Bones

    You’re a star Jo.

    It’s beyond belief the lack of coverage of the alleged US election fraud in international press and in our papers in Oz.

    We somehow must create a bigger platform; Epoch Times, revolver.com etc all bound into one to focus content and limit cost.

    I donated today. I only remark Jo because I suggest you ask more often; copy Gerry Harvey.

    We all need to keep the radar turning as David Ogilvy, founder of Ogilvy & Mather, once said.

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      Kalm Keith

      The bigger, integrated platform idea is interesting, but it would be down a layer maybe.

      The funding issue is something we should discuss because Jo needs to have that weight lifted so she can relax a bit.

      Over the last few months I’ve bought papers on Saturday and midweek. Then I cut it to Saturday only, and then only one paper. A few weeks ago I stopped everything.

      All the money not spent there will go to chocolates from now on.

      Money coming in from overseas is hit twice by the banks: for currency conversion they take the entire difference between buy and sell as a safety precaution and then they charge their fee. Max benefit to bank, big cut for the person sending for chocolate.

      Ping, hit the bell and make it happen.

      🙂

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    David Maddison

    It’s horrific watching the dark Orwellian nightmare of lies, media control, soldiers in the streets, rewriting of history and unpersoning of President Trump America is decending into and the Left haven’t even officially taken over yet.

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      Dennis

      Something I never imagined could happen in the United States of America.

      And I suspect, sadly, that it will not end well, the people will not tolerate imposition of USSR totalitarian rules that they opposed after WW2, and earlier in Germany.

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        PeterS

        It was obvious to me for some time. The only question was when would it start, or should I say resume the decline now that Trump is out of the way. The only surprise to me is how Trump allowed the election to be stolen and fail to remain as POTUS for another 4 years. Then the decline would resume. The decline has resumed sooner that I thought.

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      PeterS

      It’s just the start. The only question is how far will they go? If they go on long enough it will be very much like a mixture of Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany on steroids given the advancements in technology. The question is will the people wake up early enough and stop acting like mushrooms feeding on BS before it gets that far. Only time will tell.

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      Ian

      I find it equally horrific that Trump has fraudulently claimed the election was rigged without a shred of legally acceptable evidence. That the judiciary are maligned for acting professionally and according to law. That despite the Attorney General William Barr and election officials in every state stating there was no evidence of fraud, Conservatives refuse to accept that, choosing instead to believe Trump’s claims despite his lack of evidence.

      In particular I find it horrific that Trump tried to bully Pence into changing the Electoral College voting and Raffensperger to find him another 11,870 votes. That is the sort of behaviour that is prevalent in so called “banana republics, not the country that is supposed to be leader of the Westertn World. That commenters here seem to believe that behaviour is perfectly acceptable is also horrific particularly as the law has categorically stated that there is no evidence.

      Has it never not occurred to commenters that if Trump really had admissible evidence why he didn’t seek the advice of an eminent judge to look at that evidence and give him an opinion as to its legal validity before presenting his lawsuits? The obvious reason is there was no such evidence.

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        Lucky

        “without a shred”. Apt.
        The 11,870 votes were fraudulent ballots for Joe. Trump wanted them found to be checked as required by the Georgia legislature. Clearly checking could not be allowed so boxes full of those fake ballots were commandeered by armed guards in State uniform and taken for shredding.
        Horrific? You bet.

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        markx

        All quite predictable.
        Even Hillary knew exactly how Trump thought and reacted to losing:

        EVERY TIME, ‘IT’S RIGGED’’

        “Every time Donald thinks things are not going in his direction, he claims whatever it is, is rigged against him,” she said in a debate, also in October 2016.

        “The FBI conducted a year-long investigation into my emails; they concluded there was no case – he said the FBI was rigged.

        “He lost the Iowa caucus and the Wisconsin primary; he said the Republican primary was rigged against him.

        “The Trump University gets sued for fraud and racketeering; he claims the court system and the federal judge is rigged against him.

        “There was even a time when he didn’t get an Emmy for his TV program three years in a row, and he started tweeting that the Emmys were rigged.”

        “This is a mindset. This is how Donald thinks. And it’s funny, but it’s also really troubling. That is not the way our democracy works.”

        https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/us-politics/hillary-clintons-eerily-accurate-observations-and-predictions-about-donald-trump/news-story/b2f628b6d349d7a370a7d79a2712ec98

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          Yeah. Hillary knew because she did the same thing, except unlike Donald Trump — she didn’t have any evidence and a four year Russia Russia investigation by her FBI friends found nothing.

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    The White House brochures on “There is no climate crisis” have been removed. Apart from Roy Spencer’s effort, I think they all “need work”, but can still be found on the Wayback Machine. However – where is that located? In the USA? If so, they may not be there for much longer.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20210113092654/http://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/01/white-house-brochures-on-climate-there-is-no-climate-crisis/

    I have the full set on flash drive. We are going to be living in interesting times. I am considering encrypting a lot of stuff using 7Z, which doesn’t have a back door and no one so far has been able to break, unless perhaps they use the “rubber hose” technique. That is explained first up if you use duckduckgo, but not Google. Why are we not surprised.

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      PeterS

      Yes a lot will be heading into the memory hole. Let’s hope they don’t start sending people into them too.

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    JOhn in Oz

    I was recently sent this link – http://voxvocispublicus.homestead.com/Battle-of-Athens.html – which shows how the public over turned corrupt politicians in the US in 1946.

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    Hypersonic

    If you hear “my fellow Americans, the storm is upon us” then the patriots will go into DC and start kicking out chairs.

    If you don’t hear it then I suppose it’s over and welcome to West China enjoy your stay.

    No matter what happens at 0330 tomorrow keep calm, stay the course and continue the fight by supporting sites like this.

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      Neo

      If you hear “my fellow Americans, the storm is upon us”

      From who?

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        Hypersonic

        Most likely trump but could be from anyone, Pompeo, wood etc

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        Hypersonic

        Q Post #55

        Anonymous ID: zGyR4tyi No.147647154 📁

        Nov 2 2017 13:44:21 (EST)

        Look to Twitter:

        Exactly this: “My fellow Americans, the Storm is upon us…….”

        God bless.

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          Neo

          Ahh, i almost made a joke about it coming from Q. 🙂

          Are we at the Kracken and Chips stage of the entertainment yet?? 🙂

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    Harry Passfield

    History books will be written…

    …by Winston, using a SpeakWrite.

    I’m sad to reflect that I’m happier being at the end of my life than at the beginning. I was discussing the Trump legacy with a 30-something. His response was to tell me that Blair was a better man… I think the word I’m looking for is ‘dichotomy’… My friend was not old enough to remember dodgy dossiers; I doubt he even recalled the wars Blair fought (sorry, caused others to fight) and the people he killed – compared to Trump.

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    PeterS

    It appears the Brave browser is also fighting for free speech.
    Brave browser makes a bold step toward allowing a decentralized web

    “Brave is now going to offer native integration with a peer-to-peer networking protocol and is the first mainstream browser to do.”

    “The browser makes use of the IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) technology to improve upon the existing HTTP protocol, while also increasing the speed of accessing content. Generally speaking, HTTP obtains information from a central server. But IPFS, however, obtains information from a network of distributed nodes.”

    “At a juncture where online censorship has become a rampant issue, be it due to Big Tech or authoritative regimes such as China, a decentralized web may be a plausible solution as it cannot be manipulated or controlled like the conventional web.”

    Let’s hope so because we need a better way to pursue our right to free speech over the internet unfettered.

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    PeterS

    How ironic. I post something here about a recent development to support free speech over the internet and I get m0derated. Sad really.

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    Neo

    I post something here about a recent development to support free speech over the internet and I get m0derated. Sad really.

    Not sure what the mods here consider their primary goal. Lame defense of the group-think or Jihad against humor?? Hard to tell sometimes.

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    KevJ

    Thank you Jo..
    Chocolate is always great in a crisis.. 🙂

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    Captain Katzenjammer

    Your help is greatly appreciated. It means I can spend more time researching, writing, and drawing to help spread the word. I’m grateful.

    Researching and writing – I want a refund.
    I thought it was for your chocolates.
    What a waste waist – after the chocolates.

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    Zigmaster

    I hope that you got my contribution which I transferred directly to the bank account. I didn’t actually use the tip jar.
    Anyway, I was thinking about what I pay for subscription services such as the Herald Sun or membership of the IPA and evaluate that the contribution that your site contributes to my enjoyment of life is definately worth similar remuneration. In particular during this media blackout of the indications of election fraud yours was the first site I would access for information. In some ways I feel guilty that I might be involved in my own little echo chamber and some of the posts were even too conspiratorial for me, but I appreciated that I was getting information here that most people were being deprived of. In exactly the same way your site has shone a light for years on the global warming fraud it highlighted that this same behaviour was clear during the elections.
    Thanks Jo for all the tireless work you do and I do really feel that I’m in a war and that you are allowing me to join you as one of the resistance fighters. With the recent ugliness of the cancel culture and censorship by the media( social and otherwise, conservatives need to hang tough and not give up the fight because of the consequences of resisting those in power.
    What we are seeing now everywhere in the world is a creeping socialists agendas peeling away many of our individual rights and freedoms and if we stay silent life as we know it will change dramatically..

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    In order to preserve and to widen free speech around the world on the Internet we need:
    1. A bank that doesn’t play politics
    2. A payment processor that doesn’t play politics
    3. A network infrastructure provider that doesn’t play politics
    4. A server provider that doesn’t play politics.

    Off the top of my head I can only think of one, “recently unemployed” 🙂 person with the money and the connections to do all that.

    The zero point is a free currency.

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      Exactly and well said Bernd.

      I said something like this on another thread. If we set up our servers, they still own the wires, and the network. And the currency…

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      PeterS

      You left out the most important one; a government that doesn’t play politics and instead serves the people.

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      Harley

      Bernd, are you being sarcastic in suggesting Drumpf doesn’t play politics?

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      Boris

      The whole system needs to be scrapped. Open source software is the way to go. Our banking, security, capital market and government software is porous to select corporations and the ‘swamp’ government.

      Banking, internet, email and media industries should have countervailing responsibilities commensurate to their privileges. Without a social structure, which belongs to all of us, they have no business.

      Exactly how to execute that and keep them from morphing into malevolent powers is where it gets difficult.

      There are some good writings about these issues but in the interim people need to walk e up and be informed so enough people can band together and withdraw consent to where our society is being intentionally pushed.

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    John Dawson

    10 GBP chocolates donated – seemed to go seamlessly via PayPal.

    Please keep up the good work Jo.

    On a positive note I just heard I am to get my initial Covid jab on Friday – I am only just ancient enough to be in the qualifying groups so that’s quite impressive I think.

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    John Kirby

    Thank-you for providing an alternative to the MSM nonsense. I turn to this blog for news of the US elections , as well as climate information, with a special thanks to many of the expert commenters

    A donation on its way via Paypal.

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    Liz

    Jo I would like to start sending you a donation when possible as I have only recently come across your blog and am very impressed with your articles particularly your clarity and knowledge of the subject matter. However I will only do it through the bank and is Joanne Nova the account name or Jo Nova?

    [Hi Liz, I will leave this comment for the host when she logs on.]AD

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      Good question Liz, thank you. “Joanne Nova”
      Though I believe in Australia if you get the numbers correct, the name doesn’t matter. I am not sure if it makes any difference if the numbers are wrong. It matters for cheques of course.

      I appreciate your help.

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      Lucky

      If you want to contribute, take the trouble to get it right on both name and numbers by carefully following the instructions.

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    Charles M

    Jo – I really can’t thank you enough. I’m not sure what is worst in the US at the moment – the media, the politicians or the self-righteousness (most evident in cities on the West Coast and in the North-East).

    Mitch McConnell probably wins that contest.

    Too many Washington Republicans think they can survive and pick up seats in the mid-term elections – but I have my doubts. Will the dynamism of Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell ignite any passion in Republican voters? I don’t think so.

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      Top of the list — the media. If we had better media the RNC would not have been able to put Mitch forward as a candidate. That’s how it should work.

      Though I would settle for a crooked media if we had real elections and free speech.

      And as for the Midterms, I’m not sure (I hate to say) if it matters at all what Mitch and Mitt say to the citizens. If they bargain well enough with those who control the vote counts, they can bypass any unpopularity…

      I wish it were not so.

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        Dennis

        The best MSM leftist shareholder’s money can buy.

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        Boris

        In a democracy the media was to be the ‘4th estate’. But it was captured by enemies of freedom. It was captured because it is so powerful and as long as we have the malevolent controlling the creation of money they’ll always be able to capture the media.

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      Hanrahan

      The mid terms could be a bloodbath. The party is split with Trump faithful refusing to vote for the old school swapies and the swampies refusing to vote for those who stood shoulder to shoulder with 45. Even primarying the slugs will be of little use, the real conservatives will stay home.

      America is stuffed, and that saddens me greatly.

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    I would dearly love for the site to get back to its focus on matters climate. In so far as American politics is concerned we will be bombarded with misinformation and outright propaganda for the next 4 years and I suggest that we get used to it.

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      PeterS

      Your wish is the left’s command. The Great Reset has a lot to say about climate change action. Now that they have won the election (by fraudulent means) they can go full speed ahead with a variety of climate change actions. That ought to mean we will have lots to discuss.

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      Harley

      You mean from scientists?. the people Trump ignored during Covid ?.

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      Hanrahan

      It’s a world wide web. Always room for another blog.

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    Annie

    Hi Jo. My OH made a transfer for chocolates by our usual means an hour or two back. Don’t eat them too quickly!

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    deplorabke lord kek

    Trump walks past Biden’s window as “President Biden Signs Executive Orders and Other Presidential Actions”

    at 22.36:

    here

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    Dingus McGee

    We love yo Jo.

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    Thanks Jo. Donation made.

    As Biden takes office we suddenly have all the covid lies exposed. Watch for a quick removal of some of the restrictions as the Democrats actually follow Trumps philosophy. The virus will suddenly be “under control”.

    Of course many places are probably close to or at herd immunity, and it never was a serious threat.But now that Trump has been disposed of they need to give a show of how great the economy will be under them.

    But watch for surveillance to be maintained. All that signing in, which I never do if at all possible, will be supposedly needed.

    Watch to see where Morrison goes. He has been a disappointment on so many levels. He could have been like Ron De Santis or Christi Noem, but he is really Mr Lockdown Lite – still following the narrative, but not as obviously…

    Thanks again for your information.

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    blokeInAShed

    Hello Jo
    Yesterday I sent a little AUD directly to your NAB bank account using TransferWise – I hope you got it.

    Does anyone else use TransferWise for international payments ?
    I started using them last year after many positive recommendations and have found it to be very good.
    Good for small and large transactions.
    They use the midpoint rate for the exchange calculation.

    For instance here is a comparison sending AUD from a NZD source based on todays exchange rates
    Paypal: to send AUD 100 would cost me NZD 113.62 (exchange rate 0.880), and I am not quite sure what the recipient actually gets, but it may be a little less than AUD 100.
    TW : to send AUD 100 would cost me NZD 110.35 (exchange rate 0.928 + NZD 2.56 fee), and the recipient will get exactly AUD 100 in their Australian bank account

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    Hello Jo and I sent you $100 yesterday……………Enjoy those Dark Chocolates……………LOL………….John Knee Rotten

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    Dipole

    Glad to help out in these days of dying media freedom.

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    shannon

    Talk about pathetic Media ie 9 pretty bad, when the “Headline News” today is Trump (still) and his “little red button” for Diet Coke !!….Gee..!!!….any Media people reading this …Do some real reporting, “get a life”… disconnect the life support cord from the Trump family…..and let them be…..:(

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    Harry Passfield

    Jo, there is something incredibly and supremely ironic about how, on the one hand, we, the so-called climate-change ‘deniers’, have led the charge for the last 20-odd years against the global-warming fraud, the so-called scientists and the political elitists behind it; and, on the other, the election-fraud deniers who have led the charge against the millions of Trump supporters who have shown so much evidence – real and circumstantial – of a greater fraud: the theft of democracy.
    A further irony is that many – or most, in my estimation – of the election-fraud deniers are made up of those who are pushing the climate-change fraud for all it’s worth – and usually, for their benefit.

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      Harry Passfield

      EDIT: I meant to point out also how it is that many sceptics of AGW are also the ones doing their all to resolve the election-fraud.

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    rowingboat

    I just transferred $100 by direct deposit. If not received (fatty fingers) by early next week, let me know and I’ll have to chase it up with my bank, Cheers.

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    mal

    Hi Jo
    I’ve just put $30 in via EFT to your bank account
    Keep up good work
    I also follow Malcolm Roberts and Craig Kelly on face book
    A lot of factual information that the lefties simply abhor

    Cheers
    Mal

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      Mal

      It was reported in the papers today that a million people viewed the inauguration
      DOES THAT MEAN 233 million didn’t
      IF SO THEN that could be good sign

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    Francis Lacan

    Not sure where to post this, but like many in this community I am fed up with the rise of western totalitarianism. This morning I was happy to read an op-ed piece on France Soir, a widely read online newspaper. The title is “CALL FOR THE GENERAL MOBILISATION OF THE FRENCH PEOPLE AGAINST TYRANNY” and is based on a well founded interpretation of the constitution. The original is here, and the Google Translate English version there.

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    dinn, rob

    when people recognize that their leadership is incompetent, that their leadership will once again fail them
    https://balance10.blogspot.com/2021/01/whne-people-realize-that-their-leadership-is-incompetent.html

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