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    Richard Ilfeld

    A couple of simple things:
    Isn’t it time to accept that having had COVID & having a positive antibody test frees one from vaccination?
    Isn’t it time to routinely suspect a false positive with a positive quick test of an asymptomatic patient?
    Isn’t it time to remember “14 days to flatten the curve”, check our hospitals and see the curve is flat?

    In short, it is no longer appropriate for any dispensation of executive authority by any of the tiny tyrants COVID has revealed.
    It is time, as we are supposed to do in the left’s beloved “democracies”, appraise their performance, and reward or remove
    them. Most, it seems to me, focused on leveraging their agendas than dealing with the actual issue, and are still avoiding
    the notion that a nasty foreign adversary may have pulled off a successful bio-attack in favor of continuing the crisis to their own benefit.

    The whole world’s organizations are all in need of a serious housecleaning.

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      Captain Katzenjammer

      You ask “isn’t it time” questions. It’s time to declare that very few have become infected amd of those, extremely few have sufferred dire effects or have died. Drop your fear. Don’t be fooled by the fearmongers.

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      Raven

      ABC News, Tuesday 13 AprApril 2021:

      An 80-year-old Australian man has died from COVID-19 in Queensland — the first death to be recorded in the state in just under a year.

      https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-13/queensland-coronavirus-seventh-death-man-philippines/100059930

      I’m not sure how we can have a pandemic if practically no one is dying!

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        Raving

        Its truly wonderful

        Now get everyone vaxxed to ensure the pandemic wil not happen.

        Aus bought *time* wisely. Spend time well by building immunity

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          It’s time guys to fight for cheap antivirals.

          That’s the big scandal — why are there no cheap solutions to Covid except those used in the third world? ‘

          Why do we pay for public medical research if the only drugs offered to people are $3000 a dose ones which profit private companies.

          Why do we have universities if they work for private companies?

          Why are none of our public hospital doctors free to say what they think?

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            Raving

            Always good to have Plan “B”

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              jelly 34

              Against what????????The Flu????????????From what I’ve seen and heard that is what this wuhan virus is.And all the crooks and politicians jumped on it.Just like the”Global warming-Climate change”BS.Trillions of dolars has been spent on that and for what???????

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                Looks like your question marks have gone viral.

                btw it is not the flu so what you have seen and heard is wrong. How did you miss all the facts?

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            Murray Shaw

            Yes Jo, saw a report that Alphabet, parent company of Google and YouTube is a 12% stakeholder in the AztraZeneca Vaccine and therefore has a vested interest in smothering the cheap anti-virals such a HCQ and Ivermectin.
            Have you seen evidence of this interest in AztraZenica?

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              Thanks Murray, I’m interested in more of that sort of analysis. Why are the Big Tech Giants so Pro-Big-Pharma. It’s both money and politics, but we need to expose that corruption.

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                OriginalSteve

                Its closing the circle of control , Jo.

                If we assume globalists want to ensure everyone gets thier dodgy vaccine, then to ensure there are lots of cross pollination of companies, all following the same agenda, then stifling dissent while controlling information is the perfect setup….

                In Aunty Pravda, I notice they are priming the public for the real agenda, namely ” disease x”.

                This is possibly the planned and engineered event that could deploy the final solut..er…vaccine that does the 48 hour knockdown work the globalists crave.

                https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-20/what-could-cause-a-pandemic-dubbed-the-big-one/100132138

                So when WW3 kicks off, they may get this thing going as well.

                Wars are wonderful things for doing all sorts of evil stuff to your population….

                I did warn people they are being trained for “proper” behaviour for the next final evebt.

                Remember the planned 60% population reduction prediction for Oz at deagel.com?

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                tonyb

                “AstraZeneca has signed a deal to distribute the Oxford vaccine on a not-for-profit basis during the pandemic. When the commercial deal ends, Oxford University will collect 6% of the revenue, and Vaccitech an undisclosed share.”

                AZ was financed by the UK govt and with expensive research by Oxford University. They were tasked with producing an easy to use vaccine that was cheap and could be rolled out to all countries, especially those with rudimentary health care services.

                So no one is making money from this. Indeed with the Eu threatening to fine AZ 10Euros a dose (on a not for profit vaccine!!) if they fall below a certain delivery schedule then this has cost all concerned a lot of money.

                In due course hopefully the Researchers, The UK govt, AZ and OU will make a profit and get their money back

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                MP

                What money did they put in TB, it was tax dollars that funded the whole charade, got billions maybe spent millions and pocketed the change.

                Trust the most corrupt industry in the world, I think the not a vaccination has inoculated you from common sense and nothing else.

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            MP

            It’s time guys to fight for cheap antivirals.

            The call to arms goes out.

            And Crickets. Maybe that should be sheep

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          MP

          How does your not a vaccine build immunity exactly, more ranting’s from the raving lunatic.
          What does your not a vaccine actually do, you can still catch, transmit and die from the Kungflu.
          In an aged care home on your snap frozen side of America an outbreak caused 14 deaths, 50% where inoculated. Heads or Tails!

          You have as much chance of catching the worlds most deadly, most lethal virus from your fellow sheep.

          Shame logic is not contagious.

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    CHRIS

    Agreed in principle, Richard. I’m over 60 and diabetic, and not the least bit interested in getting a COVID 19 vaccine of ANY kind. Sure, I’ll succumb eventually…but with all the new variants that have appeared, and more to come, and the current vaccines are proving less and less reliable for these new variants, WHAT IS THE POINT? The whole COVID scenario has been a big fat joke from the start.

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      Hanrahan

      Over 60? My next celebratory day will be my eightieth. My son is booked in for his jab tomorrow. Me? not so soon.

      I have no comorbidities and a V high Vit D count. My ailing wife is almost totally dependent on me and she has priority. No way will I willingly take a risky jab until I need others to care for her. Then I will have no option.

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      Scissor

      There is a twitter thread claiming the the vaccinated in the UK are dying at a higher rate from the Delta variant than the unvaccinated. Anyone seen this from a reputable source?

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        Sceptical Sam

        Since hospitalizations are of concern, fully vaccinated people are being hospitalized in the UK at a higher rate than unvaccinated people. According to most recent technical briefing report, public health data show that 2.0 percent of vaccinated individuals (84 of 4,087) who tested positive for the Delta variant were admitted to hospital (including those tested upon entering the hospital for any other reason) compared with 1.48 percent of unvaccinated individuals (527 of 35,521).

        https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/death-rate-from-variant-covid-virus-six-times-higher-for-vaccinated-than-unvaccinated-uk-health-data-show

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          Sceptical Sam

          The socialists have a different view, however:

          Of the 383 people in England admitted to hospital with the Delta variant between February and June 7, 251 were unvaccinated, 86 had received one dose of the jab and 42 both doses. Of the 42 who went on to die, 23 were unvaccinated, 7 had received one dose and 12 had received both.

          https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/12/coeu-j01.html

          Wouldn’t it be nice to get some official data.

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          OriginalSteve

          https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-20/coronavirus-vaccinated-indonesia-medical-workers-contract-covid/100223636

          “But this week, as the country grapples with a post-Eid surge in cases, Dr Redjeki herself died of COVID, despite being fully vaccinated.

          “”Compared to a few months before Eid, the number of patients of all ages has been increasing … not just the elderly,” Dr Dwipa said.

          “”We have had cases of young people, in their 30s, who are [fully vaccinated] but still had COVID-19 symptoms and needed to be treated.”

          “A survey of residents of greater Jakarta conducted in late 2020 found that about one in five people believed that COVID-19 was a “conspiracy formulated by global elites”.

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            jelly 34

            That was what I have been saying.I’m now 72 and won’t be rushing to have the jab and strangely enough my doctor hasn’t insisted that I have the jab.Things that make you go,Hmmm.

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        tonyb

        No. But with deaths hovering at 15 per day when 1500 per day die anyway and covid currently being the 24th biggest cause of death the numbers dying from covid -vaccinated or not- are small anyway

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    Hanrahan

    The best three Presidents of my lifetime have been Ike, Reagan and Trump. All republicans.

    I’ve experienced Trump and wept for him, I sorta remember Reagan but I was working hard raising a family at the time but the conservative press rate he and Nancy highly and he signed Glasnost with Gorby, and I like peace.

    What about Ike? His warnings about the industrial/military complex were prescient. Was he still a wise President? I’m interpreting the lack of critical comment on his administration as a good thing.

    Apart from his lack of morals Clinton was not a disaster. Is there any other dem you could, in conscience, shake hands with? They are all despicable characters.

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      RicDre

      John Kennedy, who also had a number of moral failings, was a good president. Although he was a Democrat, modern Democrats would likely label many of his policies as right-wing policies.

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      Bozotheclown

      Hanrahan, I like to decide the overall quality of any president by asking: would you have them over for dinner if your teenage daughter was going to be present?
      Washington-yes
      Lincoln-yes
      T Roosevelt-yes
      Kennedy-no
      Johnson-no
      Nixon-yes
      Ford-yes
      Regan-yes and more than once
      Bush 1 -yes
      Clinton – Hell NO!
      Bush 2 – yes
      Obama – no
      Trump – yes and many more times
      Feeble Creepy Joe – what for?

      I’m not sure if this list says more about me or them either……..

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        Yarpos

        Nobody talks about poor old Jimmy Carter

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          jelly 34

          Carter ranks along side Clinton as a do nothing President.The rest in between Reagan and Trump were all useless and Obunghole should have been [SNIP] along with all his handlers.With-out a doubt THE worst President EVER….

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          Bozotheclown

          Fair point Yarpos.

          Jimmy Carter would be a yes for dinner. He’s a person that is too decent to be a good president.

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    Furiously Curious

    Last week’s Aus magazine had the article about how great renewables were for farmers in New England NSW, giving them a better return per hectare than anything else. They are on the grid distribution lines too, so they are in the right place. I’m pretty sure the projected numbers were 11.5 billion for 8000Mw, which would be nameplate? So is that 11.5 billion for 2000Mw? So a similar sized coal plant could be ? Say 3-4 billion? It lasts 4x as long as the renewables. That leaves a fair bit of change, to cover the coal. I guess if you can tax the c..p out of coal, then they are competitive.

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      Richard Owen No.3

      It would be $11.5 billion for 1360MW at 17%. That is a typical figure for solar PV (crystalline silicon). Amorphous silicon and thin film types are closer to 10%.

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    Furiously Curious

    Trial Site News article – deep look at WHO’s funding – 80% private ‘donations’! Gates tie ins, and push for vaccines. Gates also very closely tied to WHO Ivermectin reviewers.

    //trialsitenews.com/conflict-of-interest-in-who-recommendation-against-ivermectin/?utm_source=Contextly&utm_medium=ChannelEmail&utm_campaign=Ivermectin&utm_content=Notification

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    RicDre

    COP26 heading for the rocks?

    From The GWPF

    Date: 18/06/21

    GWPF & Financial Times

    As the geopolitical risks and astronomical costs of the West’s unilateral Net Zero agenda become ever more evident the planned UN climate summit later this year (COP26) seems to be heading for the rocks.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/19/cop26-heading-for-the-rocks/

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      Richard Owen No.3

      RicDre:

      It will be the same “success” as the previous 25 Climate summits – lots of scary stories (especially on the BBC), lots of waffle and some stupid decisions (which won’t even recover the emissions involved in all that air travel).
      Also ten of thousands of delegates get to be bored stiff while pretending to “save the world”. They will seek consolation from expenses.
      And speaking of expense, ten thousand “green” protesters will mill around shouting and being interviewed by the BBC, just to make sure that their stupidity is obvious.

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        Yonniestone.

        Wonder what kid they’ll grab off the short bus to give a “how dare you!” speech this time?

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        Raven

        Also ten of thousands of delegates get to be bored stiff while pretending to “save the world”

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        Raven

        Ooops . . pardon fat fingers above.

        Also ten of thousands of delegates get to be bored stiff while pretending to “save the world”

        It’s a total junket.

        26,706 participants registered for COP25.

        This breaks down into: 13,643 people representing specific parties, 9,987 from observer organisations – such as scientists, business groups and various non-governmental organisations – and 3,076 journalists.

        Top 5 COP delegate teams.

        Côte d’Ivoire (348 delegates)
        Congo (293)
        Spain (172)
        Brazil (168)
        Congo (165)

        https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-which-countries-have-sent-the-most-delegates-to-cop25

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          tonyb

          Fortunately I understand those living in Europe will walk to Cop25 whilst the others will row or take a yacht so you don’t need to worry about the carbon footprint

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    greggg

    ‘A Group Of Parents Sent Their Kids’ Face Masks to A Lab for Analysis. Here’s What They Found’
    ‘Half of the masks were contaminated with one or more strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with one or more strains of meningitis-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. In addition, less dangerous pathogens were identified, including pathogens that can cause fever, ulcers, acne, yeast infections, strep throat, periodontal disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.’

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/scottmorefield/2021/06/15/a-group-of-parents-sent-their-kids-face-masks-to-a-lab-for-analysis-heres-what-they-found-n2591047

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    James

    Europe just opened to US citizens with out vaccination. Lack of vaccine passports in USA makes it harder to implement world wide.

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    John R Smith

    DJT is holding a rally next Saturday in Ohio.
    I’m hoping for a massive turnout.
    What will they do?
    Pretend it didn’t happen?
    The MSM exploding heads could be serious fun.
    (Just kidding, I’m sure the reporting will calm, reasoned and accurate.)

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    Raving

    25% of Toronto adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; 75% received first dose

    It’s still a race to supress a 3rd wave. R remains below 1

    UK R is between 1.2 and 1.4. That is why they are delaying opening up more as they race to vaccinate further

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      Raving

      Covid is currently the 24th largest cause of death in the UK

      We are currently at a record low of excess deaths averaged over the last five Years

      We have a large number of cases because we are testing more people than anywhere else in the world. People are encouraged to take two a week. Those testing positive tend to be the young who dont even know they have it and for whom the repercussions of having the virus are very limited.

      Vaccination rates are very high.

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        John R Smith

        Sounds very pandemicy.
        Look out your window and check for the 24th most dangerous thing …
        before going out.
        You’ll be safe.
        Stop for a Big Mac, French fries and a chocolate milk shake on the way home.
        And don’t forget to pickup cigarettes and vodka.
        (Poor NHS.)

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        Raving

        Good to see that the UK is still maintaining positive control over the situation. No doubt the government will increase restrictions in a few weeks hence, if necessary to do so

        By contrast it is hard to see the American governments clamping down again unless things get bad!

        I am uncertain tha the U.S. can escape a considerable 3rd wave. Their vaccination rate has falllen off and they are throwing off restrictions in a stampede to open wide

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          MP

          The UK government all-cause mortality for 12 months to January 2021 shows it is an average year. This is deaths per 100,000 of population. Where are the deaths from the world’s worst most contagious most lethal virus, the Pandemic?
          https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transparencyandgovernance/freedomofinformationfoi/deathsintheukfrom1990to2020

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          MP

          The UK Govs declared this, https://web.archive.org/web/20200325193923/https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid
          From the link.
          Status of COVID-19
          As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.
          The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria. They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.
          The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID

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            Guys, deaths are a lagging indicator.

            The potential damage from something that grows exponentially can’t be judged by “deaths this week”. The only reason deaths are low in the UK is thanks to lockdowns and vaccines (not that I want either of those things), not because the bioweapon is “nice”.

            Single factor lagging analysis in medicine is not useful.

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    Richard Owen No.3

    If you think our politicians are lacking in forethought try those in the UK.
    There they are shutting down their coal-fired stations (but having to start them up again when renewables fail to deliver) and much of their nuclear is going to shut down in the next few years.
    They are subsidising wood burning (which increases CO2 emissions) but rejecting coal mining, gas-fired generation and looking for more gas. And their policies are aimed at a vast increase in electricity usage (EVs, air conditioners replacing gas heating etc).

    Now to really add to the madness they are exposing ourselves to European Grid problems with increasing interconnectors.
    Currently they have
    France IFA1 (2GW) & IFA2 (1GW)
    Netherlands BritNed (1GW)
    Belgium NemoLink (1GW)
    Ireland East/West (0.5GW)
    Total 5.5 GW

    Here is the list of those about to come on line, under construction and proposed new connections. Bear in mind that Germany, France and Belgium all plan to shut down their nuclear plants, and rely on wind turbines, and that Norway has recently had to import nuclear from Sweden.
    Norway, North Connect (1.4GW) and North Sea Link (1.4GW)
    Denmark Viking Link (1.4GW)
    Germany, NeuConnect (1.4GW)
    Netherlands (1.4GW)
    Belgium Nautilus (1.4GW)
    France GridLink (1.4GW), ElecLink (1GW), Aquind (2GW), FABLink (1.4GW) and Eurolink (1.4GW) (total 7.2)
    Ireland Greenlink (0.5GW),
    and even Icelink 1.2GW to Iceland (unlikely).

    What could go wrong? Would the EU try to cause problems? France recently talked of shutting down supply if they didn’t get what they wanted with regard to fishing. And with everyone shutting generation down, but planning to increase electricity demand considerably, WHERE will that extra come from?

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      Richard

      You misunderstand the willingness of the British population to make deep sacrifices for the sake of the planet.

      I for one am happy to have one hour of power a day, whenever it is convenient for the govt to give it to me. I will gladly pay three times what I currently pay . Obviously I will get rid of my fossil fuel car and the thought of taking planet destroying planes nauseates me.

      Every night I pray for a zero carbon future and that the sinners who gobble up all the fossil fuel they can with their wasteful unreconstructed lifestyle will be struck down by a plague of locusts.

      I don’t need to put ‘sarc’ on an Aussie blog do I?

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        John R Smith

        Well done.
        Although sarcasm is probably lost on those that require notification.

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        Richard Owen No.3

        Thanks Tonyb: but I fear that you will find out the answers to my questions are pretty similar to what you describe.
        There will be problems starting late next year, and getting worse as long as current policies are continued. I mst admit that I cannot see any solution because too many have financial interests dependent on gouging the public.
        If you live in the country you may avoid the worst by having a stock of diesel oil and wood (for heating) as well as diesel generator. A spare room or two for relatives and friends trying to escape the city might also be on your list.

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      Yarpos

      Europe may soon have one of the most interconnected and undersupplied grids in the world. They will spend a lot of time throttling those to protect themselved. Progress.

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    Raving

    Brave new face of science. Daring to look at more than just carbon emissions

    It’s already a zero sum game or worse, even while the carbon cutting has scant begun. Real dilemmas!

    (As usual it is necessary to read between the lines of this upbeat science based message of inclusivity)

    Tackling Biodiversity & Climate Crises Together and
    Their Combined Social Impacts

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      RicDre

      “Daring to look at more than just carbon emissions”

      Anyone who says “carbon emissions” when they mean “carbon dioxide emissions” obviously doesn’t know what they are talking about and should be ignored.

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        Raving

        The same sort of way that vegetation keeps carbon in play near the surface, both above and below in micro environments?

        Amazing how much carbon is close to the ground both above and below the surface. Especially given that CO2 is a trace element, probably because it’s movent is relentlessly downwards into the earth’s crust

        Be careful of the coal gas from smouldering underground fossil fuel beds. Not to mention the cow belching.

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          RicDre

          Burning fossil fuels also emits dihydrogen oxide which is a far more potent green house gas than carbon dioxide and contains twice as much hydrogen than the carbon in carbon dioxide so they should really be obsessing about hydrogen emissions.

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            Scissor

            Wood is especially poor for producing dihydrogen oxide, both during its combustion and even in its drying.

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            Lance

            Dihydrogen Monoxide is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of DHMO are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol. Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Studies have shown that even after careful washing, food and produce that has been contaminated by DHMO remains tainted by DHMO.

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            Lance

            even burning hydrogen produces DHO. If you inhale it, it can be fatal.

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          RicDre

          “Especially given that CO2 is a trace element”

          Actually, CO2 is a molecule, not an element.

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            MP

            CO2 is a compound.

            All compounds are molecules, but not all molecules are compounds.

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              Scissor

              A compound is a molecule comprised of different atoms. CO2 is both a compound and molecule.

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                MP

                As I wrote and as is the actual definition.

                A compound is comprised of a combination of different elements, a molecule is formed from atoms, atoms from electrons.

                Fe is an element and a molecule not a compound, O is an element and a molecule not a compound. FeO is a compound and a molecule (S) but not an element.

                Try understanding what is written.

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          RicDre

          Vegetation keeps hydrogen from dihydrogen oxide in play in a very similar way.

          It is also amazing how much hydrogen from dihydrogen oxide is close to the ground both above and below the surface.

          Also, coal gas from smoldering underground fossil fuel beds emit dihydorgen oxide. Not to mention the cow belching which oxidizes into dihydorgen oxide (and a little CO2) fairly quickly in the atmosphere.

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            Scissor

            Urinating cows also release a lot of dihydrogen monoxide and even milk contains some of it.

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    RicDre

    ICCC-14 Preview, Ep. 4: Roy Spencer on “What Recent Ocean Warming Suggests About Future Warming”

    In our fourth in this series, streamed live on June 17, Roy Spencer, Ph.D., principal research scientist for the University of Alabama in Huntsville, gives a sneak peek of his presentation at The Heartland Institute’s 14th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-14) on Oct. 15-17 in Las Vegas. In this preview, Spencer discussed “What Recent Ocean Warming Suggests About Future Global Warming.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/19/iccc-14-preview-ep-4-roy-spencer-on-what-recent-ocean-warming-suggests-about-future-warming/

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    RicDre

    Bloomberg Celebrates an International Banker Effort to Dictate Climate Policy

    Guest essay by Eric Worrall


    A $213 Billion Investor Targets Whole Nation Over Climate Change

    By Matthew Burgess17 June 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

    Robeco wants Australia to phase out coal, pivot to low carbon
    Fund manager push adds to campaigns against Brazil, Indonesia
    Robeco Institutional Asset Management BV will soon start pressuring Australia to phase out its reliance on coal and other natural resources, as money managers slowly begin targeting governments over climate change.

    Australia has a “particularly high-risk profile” when it comes to climate performance, said Peter van der Werf, the Dutch firm’s senior manager of engagement and active ownership. As global investors implement plans to decarbonize portfolios by mid-century, Australia’s lawmakers must follow suit, he said in an interview.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/19/bloomberg-celebrates-international-bankers-dictating-climate-policy/

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    another ian

    Ever heard about the UK government “Nudge Unit”?

    An introduction starts here

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2021/06/17/today-out-shopping-in-sheep-afornia/#comment-146559

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      another ian

      And keep reading the comments that follow.

      You’ll find that “the nudge unit” has an office in Sydney

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      RicDre

      This sounds like it may be part of the process of slowly sliding the Overton Window to the political left.

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    another ian

    “Ivermectin cures Covid according to The American Journal of Therapeutics”

    Via

    https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/20/ivermectin-cures-covid-according-to-the-american-journal-of-therapeutics/

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      another ian

      “Hey! Also a favourable study in the latest edition of The Lancet:

      The Lancet E Clinical Medicine Vol 37, 100959, July 1, 2021 “Antiviral effect of high dose ivermectin in adults with COVID -19: a proof-of-concept randomised ”

      Via Cat Files

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        And also

        “John A says:
        June 20, 2021 at 3:34 pm
        Ivermectin Hesitancy will be the death of the West and of many of its citizens.

        Correction: Ivermectin/HCQ Refusal

        The TGA Act lists Ivermectin as a Schedule 7 “Dangerous Poison” and Hydroxochloroquine as a Schedule 4 & 5 item, restricted to prescription for currently approved purposes only.

        I can no longer trace the enabling legislation which was gazetted on April 2nd, 2020 which made them so. Grr!”

        Sheep must get a better grade of ivermectin then as there are no such warnings on that container.

        Looking deeper looks like that puts it on the level of strychnine!!!!!!

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    RicDre

    How to run a Tesla on gasoline…

    Guest “Now that’s funny right there” by David Middleton

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/19/how-to-run-a-tesla-on-gasoline/

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    OldOzzie

    ‘Asians fight back against white supremacists in Dallas’: Asian business owners defend their store pretty aggressively

    As Twitchy recently reported, NBC News highlighted an analysis showing that despite viral images of Asian Americans being assaulted by people of color, it’s really whites who are guilty of the most hate incidents against Asians (such as calling COVID-19 the “Wuhan virus”).

    On the other side of the spectrum, we got flashbacks to the L.A. riots when we saw this video of Asian American shopowners fighting back against a black woman who apparently thought she’d been disrespected or something.

    When the Rooftop Korean is on street level.

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      another ian

      Years ago I was talking to a US helicopter pilot from Vietnam days. He reckoned that thge toughest lot he ever flew was a unit of South Korean marines –

      “They were so tough that when they moved in even the animals moved out”

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    Lance

    Don’t start something, won’t be nothing.

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    el gordo

    Blocking high pressure is a global cooling signal.

    https://climateimpactcompany.com/west-northwest-hydro-update-2/

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      tonyb

      There is a shortage of delivery drivers. The govt is being asked to remove restrictions on times of deliveries.

      Our shelves are groaning with fresh fruit and veg. The only way there is likely to be a food shortage is if silly articles like this panic people.

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        MP

        Looks like your going Vegan eh.

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          tonyb

          WE have plenty of beef, although we have notified the EU that we will be reducing their quota in preparation for taking more beef from Oz.

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            Hanrahan

            Bluddyell, beef costs far more than port and chicken here now, we don’t need Brits pushing up demand further.

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            MP

            So you won’t have plenty of beef or you will buy ours, which means you won’t have plenty of money. The days of plenty are numbered. So you don’t have enough beef home grown to feed your own population, you are surviving on other peoples.

            With that video and in the fog of your shoot the messenger, you do (you don’t) realise he is just reading what your media publishes.

            Those trees blocking your view of the forest.

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      Hanrahan

      I spent a night in NW Tas, maybe Stanley, and there was a temp. inversion. The smoke from wood fires hung low over the town. No idea how an asthmatic could live there.

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      Peter C

      Thanks Zoe,

      It is good to have your resource to contradict the claims that Hurricanes are increasing.

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    another ian

    “Time For Linux Phone. State Installed Ghost Software…”

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2021/06/19/time-for-linux-phone-state-installed-ghost-software

    “Why?

    We now have an Existence Proof of State Installed Tracking Software, against your will, that re-installs upon removal.

    Note that what this app does is essentially “contact tracing”, one of the basics of spy craft used to identify all your “associates”, known or otherwise.”

    More at

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2021/06/19/time-for-linux-phone-state-installed-ghost-software/

    and comments. Both Iphone and Android

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    Tides of Mudgee

    A compelling speech by Craig Kelly in Parliament from 4th June. ToM

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=528053911962141

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    OriginalSteve

    Amerika is worse than North Korea?

    https://endoftheamericandream.com/a-north-korean-defector-says-that-the-brainwashing-in-u-s-schools-is-similar-to-the-brainwashing-in-north-korean-schools/

    “These days, the “bad guys” are still the “bad guys”, but we want to be “bad guys” too. This is something that doesn’t make any sense at all to Park…

    “”You guys have lost common sense to degree that I as a North Korean cannot even comprehend,” she said.

    ““Where are we going from here?” she wondered. “There’s no rule of law, no morality, nothing is good or bad anymore, it’s complete chaos.”

    “”I guess that’s what they want, to destroy every single thing and rebuild into a Communist paradise.”

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      My thoughts exactly.
      We are currently overruled by a parasitic overload with Severe Delusions of Adequacy..

      They have utter faith in their own virtue and abilities,while they have never produced evidence of either ,their entire time breathing Earths air.
      Their performance in this, Dread Covid Theatre,destroying any such illusions,that they have spent entire careers creating.

      Fools and Bandits bringing us a Glorious Shit Show of incompetence,Malice and Mass Hysteria.

      Given,at least here in North America,the politicians and their “professional minions” chose to cancel civil society to save it and in many parts continue to keep all semblance of civilization under curfew due to “Medical Emergency”..

      I have no individual rights nor freedoms..
      No rule of Law ,no due process.
      So no civilization.
      I am not worthy in the eyes of those who rule.

      Me a savage?
      That is what I am defined as,by these freeloading nitwits.

      I believe my only logical response is this:

      “Me Savage? You prey!”

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    What nobody’s telling you about the G7 and Putin meetings.

    “The real question is how on Earth could the G7 featherweights and the far from lightweight Vladimir Putin feel so free to treat an American president with such open and utter contempt?”

    Read more at – https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2021/06/20/what-nobodys-telling-you-about-the-g7-and-putin-meetings/

    Pointy

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    William Astley

    The covid origin question is starting to get traction. This is a hot issue.

    We need to get the point where the US officially states that covid is a deadly manmade virus. There is zero physical evidence that covid was natural. It appears in fact that based on the physical evidence it is not possible for covid to have been natural. Covid has features …. … Which are impossible to physically happen naturally.

    If covid was natural… There would be have been decades of it infecting people and gradually ‘learning’ how to defeat (viruses learn how to defeat our immune system by changing/evolving) the general human immune system. And in addition covid has four novel features (these novel features are required and were designed … …. to enable covid to kill people and to make covid super infectious) which have never been seen before in any natural virus.

    What are the odds that all of the bad features in all of the viruses would suddenly appear in covid? Zero. Because there is zero evidence to support the natural theory. Odds makes sense for games of chance. This is not a game of chance.

    For example.

    https://www.newsmax.com/health/headline/covid-19-pain-killer-pandemic/2020/10/06/id/990680/
    Can COVID-19 kill pain? That is the possibility raised by University of Arizona researchers who found SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, might function as a pain killer.

    Three reasons why COVID can cause silent hypoxia

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201119153946.htm
    In coronavirus patients, it’s thought that the infection first damages the lungs, rendering parts of them incapable of functioning properly. Those tissues lose oxygen and stop working, no longer infusing the blood stream with oxygen, causing silent hypoxia. But exactly how that domino effect occurs has not been clear until now.

    “We didn’t know [how this] was physiologically possible,” says Bela Suki, a BU College of Engineering professor of biomedical engineering and of materials science and engineering and one of the authors of the study. Some coronavirus patients have experienced what some experts have described as levels of blood oxygen that are “incompatible with life.” Disturbingly, Suki says, many of these patients showed little to no signs of abnormalities when they underwent lung scans.

    Natural viruses required time to evolve. And there is no logical reason why all of the sneaky dangerous, novel biological features should suddenly appear in a new novel virus. For example the covid trigger that does not occur in nature also has the biochemical apparatus to breach the human blood brain barrier. This enable covid to cause brain damage.

    The covid spike also has a novel feature where it stops the human cell generated pain signal which is evolution’s way of getting sick people to isolate and stay in bed when they are attacked by virus. This covid feature makes people unaware that they have been infected with covid.

    There will be more and more, releases, of strange novel viruses and new novel versions of the covid biological package… If the world does not stop China. Covid was manmade. The world needs to find out that fact. We need to start talking to China… To ensure there are no more release of biological packages.

    China destroyed all of Wuhan lab evidence and destroyed all of the Wuhan wet market evidence. China planned and set up the wet market false origins story to confusion investigators of covid’s origins. And China killed Chinese doctors who attempted to warn people about the new ‘novel’ covid virus. China with the help of the WHO spread the lie that covid was not transmittable from person to person and allowed travel to other countries to spread the manmade virus.

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/physician-scientist-steven-quay-provides-open-letter-response-to-who-report-five-undisputed-facts-support-the-laboratory-origin-of-the-covid-virus-301258582.html

    The five undisputed facts are:
    • COVID-19 wasn’t smoldering in the community before the epidemic broke out, as was observed with previous coronavirus epidemics.
    • Despite an intense search, neither the COVID virus, nor any close relative, has yet been found in nature, unlike prior natural zoonoses. The closest viral relative is from the laboratories of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, near the epicenter of the first cases.
    • The COVID virus had little genetic diversity at the outset, unlike prior natural zoonoses. It was genetically pure, like the man-made vaccines being rolled out.
    • The COVID virus’s powerful infectious trigger isn’t found anywhere in its related viral group in nature but has been repeatedly inserted into viruses by laboratory scientists, including at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
    • The virus was highly adapted for infection of people from the start, unlike prior natural zoonoses. Growing viruses in humanized mice is a common technique to hone their lethal abilities.

    In the game of thrones… What country benefited the most from Covid? China. The US and the world has been attacked.

    The Democratic party are trying to hide the covid origins answer by making it appear that they are doing the best that they can. Spending the US to death on greens scams and starting internal conflict. And sending Biden on out on pointless meet and greets.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/jake-sullivan-china-coronavirus-origin-investigation-g-7-fox-news-sunday

    China will face international ‘isolation’ if no cooperation on coronavirus origin probe: Jake Sullivan

    SECRETARY BLINKEN CALLS WHO’S CORONAVIRUS ORIGIN INVESTIGATION ‘HIGHLY DEFICIENT’

    Biden was pressed on the issue earlier this week.

    “China’s trying very hard to project itself as a responsible and very, very forthcoming nation,” Biden said at a presser on Wednesday. “They are trying very, very hard to talk about how they’re helping the world in terms of COVID-19 and vaccines and they’re trying very hard. Look, certain things you don’t have to explain to the people of the world. They see the results. Is China really, actually trying to get to the bottom of this?”

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      MrGrimNasty

      I’ve noticed Covid deaths in Brazil seems to be the latest source of disaster stories in the MSM, out of control etc. 1/2 a million deaths sounds bad – but is it?

      Well firstly this is a cumulative total over several years – the favourite tactic of covid alarmism, and the population is probably more than 215M.

      Deaths have been steadily increasing in Brazil for many years, 2020 does not represent a significant departure from that increasing rate.

      https://knoema.com/atlas/Brazil/topics/Demographics/Mortality/Number-of-deaths

      Just as the press went mad reporting India at their peak, they are doing the same in Brazil, I bet when all said and done, 2021 will not be a standout year for deaths in Brazil either?

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    Kalm Keith

    The Great March continues.

    A brief look at this morning’s news headlines tells us our fate.

    The State of NSW is to spend $171 million of taxpayers money on creating a trail of battery recharging stations.

    Whether our Premiere is aware of the reality of the EV situation or not she’s up there as the nominal “endorser” , no doubt intending to draw votes away from the Zali side of politics.

    So, the nsw libl parti is spending $23 for every man woman and child in the state to create another plank in the green dream. Wow, that’s gotta be worth a lot of votes.

    Perhaps “dream” is inappropriate; nightmare is more the truth.

    You would think that these politicians had nothing else to do, but if they spent a moment reading the next headline they would find that Sydney has a CC, a Cocaine Crisis.

    When will the madness end.

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    MP

    Day 465 of 14 days to flatten the curve!

    And so it begins, QLD are making the surveillance app compulsory, you can’t by groceries as was stated on the news last night, but not in this article. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-01/qld-covid-coronavirus-check-in-apps-mandatory-may/100041132
    Since the 25% take up of the Gov’s surveillance app last year, zero tracing has occurred via this app.

    Most readers of this blog will be cheering the removal of more of their rights.

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    another ian

    Hmmmm!!!

    “Chinese Academy of Science Nominates Wuhan Virology Lab For Prestigious 2021 Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize
    June 20, 2021 | Sundance | 103 Comments”

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/06/20/chinese-academy-of-science-nominates-wuhan-virology-lab-for-prestigious-2021-outstanding-science-and-technology-achievement-prize/

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    another ian

    Testing more

    “Chinese Academy of Science Nominates Wuhan Virology Lab For Prestigious 2021 Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize
    June 20, 2021 | Sundance | 103 Comments”

    https:///blog/2021/06/20/chinese-academy-of-science-nominates-wuhan-virology-lab-for-prestigious-2021-outstanding-science-and-technology-achievement-prize/

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      another ian

      Result

      Looks like “Conservative Tree House” pulls the moderation switch

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        another ian

        If the moderated posts before this don’t show up you’ll have to put theconservativetreehouse.com in front of /blog in that string after the first //

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      Annie

      Web page not available!

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        another ian

        Annie

        Did you add the bit to the address that I took out for testing to get the full address? Moderated posts not yet up.

        Item is at the top of Conservative Tree House today

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          el gordo

          A comment is made, then minutes later it has disappeared. So I make another comment and the first one pops up.

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      William Astley

      What we need is a higher level conceptual summary of the covid origin ‘issue’. Written for a general audience.

      The basic concept is pieces of viruses, from different species, do not suddenly in nature join together to form a new highly infections virus, covid. Covid had the biological knowledge from day one to enable it to highly effectively infect the entire human population.

      The second concept is gain of function research. Logically there is no evolutionary reason why viruses, covid (the manmade virus, WMD) should (not possible to happen naturally) suddenly have sneaky deadly features that have never been seen in nature.

      Mother nature/evolution is not evil. Humans can however do evil things like design and release covid.

      Covid the evil deed … Was the reason for the sudden appearance of worldwide coordinated censorship and lying. The covid plan included getting control of the mass media and the ‘ideas’/thoughts in our universities. The internet is a step away from official control.

      This is a great hour presentation that explains how viruses are designed and ‘evolved’ in a lab to defeat the human immune system… Vs how Viruses evolve naturally.

      https://youtu.be/S4k3aLjO4zw

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    Chad

    Barnaby Joyce…….=. Acting Australian Priminister ! !

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    MP

    A little look into the Canadian medical system, for you Raving!

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/8QClDbzxpt22/

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    el gordo

    New paper using algorithms predicts solar activity up to 2050.

    “We found that the variability in the ~11-year Sunspot Cycle is closely connected with 120-year oscillatory magnetic activity variations,” the authors summarized. “In addition, our ML model forecasts a new phase of extended solar minima that began prior to Sunspot Cycle 24 (ca. 2008–2019) and will persist until Sunspot Cycle 27 (ca. 2050 or so).” (Notrickszone)

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      hypersonic

      The latest study predicts the sun is about to go nuts due to the “termination event” which basically means the NTH and STH magnetic fields will meet at the equator creating a very active solar cycle up against our weakening mag field.

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    another ian

    “Why Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word?”

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/457096/

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    another ian

    “I was gonna tell a Covid-19 joke, but 99.87% of you wouldn’t get it.”

    (Borrowed from SDA)

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    CHRIS

    Same goes for the Earth’s magnetic poles. The polarity reversal could happen at any time, given the current data WRT true magnetic pole VS actual geographic magnetic pole. If the Sun’s and the Earth’s magnetic poles were to swap within a short time frame, could be most interesting for the consequences.

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