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It’s a voluntary thing — a way to keep free speech alive in a world of cancelling

UPDATE: This is a sticky post. New posts are appearing below.
So here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas, and asking if you wouldn’t mind helping out. We’re in a kind of guerrilla warfare against a world of vested interests.

Send supplies through Paypal, or through direct deposit, or by snail-mail.

As always, due to legal froufrou, donors can buy however many “units of emergency chocolate” they can spare in AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, NZD or USD.

Free Speech, conditions apply.Thank you. In a year when Twitter cancelled the US President and the oldest masthead in America, somehow I was able to keep writing. Largely because many readers chip in to cover the costs. In the cancel culture era, when institutions became weapons, lone bloggers living off donations were able to say things even most newspapers found unsayable.  Real freedom is writing with no large sponsor, no major advertiser, no platform to toss us off, no editor to boss us around, and no committee to answer to. The government can’t take away a grant it never gave me, or a permit I don’t need.  Cancel culture can’t scare away advertisers or cut nebulous revenue-streams.

Who knew being so focused on writing and not on revenue would turn out to be an asset?

I am not dependent on any organization, but I am of course, dependent on my readers, which is exactly how it should be. It’s one small case of We the people, writing for the people, instead of serving Coke,  Pfizer or the Ministry of Infection. When no one holds the strings, everyone does.

Thanks, of course, to those who have already.

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66 comments to It’s a voluntary thing — a way to keep free speech alive in a world of cancelling

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    George McFly......I'm your density

    Love your work Jo and happy to help out.

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    Rod

    I’ll chip in some “chocolate” so long as you don’t get too chonky 😊

    Have you thought about approaching SBS for you own slot?
    “Wake up with Jo” (in 2 senses but not the 3rd 😊)
    Take the good fight to the next level.

    Happy xmas anyway.

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    Antoine D'Arche

    Merry Christmas Jo 🙂

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    RicDre

    Jo, some “emergency chocolates” headed your way.

    Merry Christmas to you, your family and everyone who contributes to this blog.

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    Peter C

    Happy Christmas to Jo and Family and to all us readers and writers of comments.

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    David Maddison

    Thank you for your support of free speech Jo.

    It’s rare for anyone to support it today, and is mostly not valued.

    Many (or most) people today are terrified of new or alternative ideas, or even the truth.

    People (most present company excepted) tend to believe only what they are told in the legacy media.

    Most of the of the lies and propaganda and the re-engineering of traditional society into their own image comes from the Left.

    According to Kim R. Holmes in “The Closing of the Liberal Mind: How Groupthink and Intolerance Define the Left” (that’s the US sense of liberal meaning “Leftist”, not believers in liberty)) Leftists are intolerant, rigidly dogmatic, abhor dissent and stifle free speech.

    This is projected through all our institutions, including scientific and medical ones, all now dominated by the Left due to the success of Rudi Dutschke’s “long march through the institutions”.

    US commentator Mark Dice has just delivered a video on society’s focus on a woke, debased culture and legacy media. His latest piece is especially relevant to your comments. (Trigger warning for Leftists, there will be ideas in that video you can’t handle and will trigger you.)

    https://youtu.be/yYS2A8N6xoU

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      OriginalSteve

      The Left seem to be in one long, perpetual, childish tantrum.

      Thankfully we have conservatives who are (mostly) grown ups, to stop the leftist rot from collapsing society.

      As we watch the blue states in the USA slowly dissolve into collapse, I’m hoping the red states, in particular Florida and Texas, may literally stop liberals crossing the state lines and force them back into the communist “nirvana” they have created for themselves.

      Liberals have made thier own bed, now they get to lie in it….

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        TdeF

        Even the name Liberal has been debased. After all the previously conservative party in Government is still known as the Liberals and they used to believe in low taxation, low spending and minimal interference with people’s lives. No longer.

        But the Liberal name now means very left, but still vastly more conservative than the ‘hard’ left which captured the US Democrats and Britain’s Labor party. These people do not believe in Democracy or differences of opinion or that there are limits to Government power or that history has anything to teach us, like the disaster of Socialism. Which is why they ban the teaching of history.

        And the newspapers and media keep very quiet on the absolute nightmare of Socialist Venezuela, which under socialism has gone from a first world country to a society where people hunt for food, disease is rampant, the electricity no longer works and foreign armies and gangs patrol the streets of a country which should be richer than Saudi Arabia.

        So most Conservatives I know really consider themselves Liberal. However it has come to mean something different, epitomized by Turnbull’s Greens. His attempt to compare himself to Robert Menzies was appalling, not only because it is not true but because Turnbull thinks it is true.

        If there is a definition of Conservative, I would think it would be more along the lines of not being told what to think. Where in the hard left, thinking is forbidden. Whether Climate Change, BLM, Identity politics, gender or history. And the first target of the hard left are the Jews. Hitler was the leader of the German Socialist party, not hard right but hard left. And typical. As they used to say in East Germany, Socialist is what totalitarians call themselves.

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        PeterS

        Traditionally, especially here in Australia, conservatism is identified with free trade, nationalism, anti-communism and right of centre. Today, the so called conservatives by and large in the LNP have divorced themselves from such ideals. Not all but certainly many have. That IMHO means the LNP is no longer a conservative party. Calling it a conservative party is like the mistake of calling the ALP a communist party although it does have certain elements of pro-communism.

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    Ian1946

    Thank you for keeping us informed Jo and presenting the facts that the MSM and State governments are trying to hide. Some choccies are on the way.

    Just found this disturbing article.

    https://jeffreydachmd.com/2021/08/director-of-cdc-rochelle-walensky-warns-of-ade-antibody-dependent-enhancement-from-israel-data/

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    Dave

    Done, thanks for another year of great writing and discussions.

    Merry XMAS to you and family.

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    Analitik

    Thanks Jo for having a site where anyone can comment whether they agree or not with you, the majority, the minority, etc.

    Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year to all participants of this forum and to you, Jo, and your family

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    David Maddison

    A lack of free speech, of course, has major consequences in all areas.

    In relation to coronavirus, I know of a couple in their twenties, both extremely woke and “true believers” in everything government, Big Pharma and the medical establishment say about the virus and the “vaccines”.

    Both are now quite sick with the virus even though doubly “jabbed”.

    Had free speech been allowed to happen in regard to the virus, they might know that they would either not get the virus, or its impact would be significantly less even with simple measures such as Vitamin D and zinc supplementation, a mouthwash as discussed here yesterday, or -gasp- if they were allowed to have access to IVM or HCQ. Anyone suggesting such things is at best laughed at by the Left or at worst cancelled, sacked, defunded and unpersoned.

    Lack of free speech is bad in all ways including harming and killing people through suppression of information.

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      KP

      Bad?? Its not getting better! This is a sentence used by a Law Prof in an exam-
      “she quit her job at Employer after she attended a meeting in which other managers expressed their anger at Plaintiff, calling her a “n____” and “b____” (profane expressions for African Americans and women) and vowed to get rid of her.”

      Boom!! All the woke exploded! Just suggesting those words was enough to get him suspended from the teaching staff and he has to undergo indoctrination courses in Wokeness to be allowed back.

      So, we banned ‘n_____’, & we have banned “the n-word”, how do we communicate with each other? How can you have a Court case where using racial epithets (or sexual or… anything) is involved.

      Its complete madness! A unstoppable push to Orwell’s ideas of making thought-crime impossible by eliminating half the language.
      https://blog.simplejustice.us/2021/12/22/the-re-education-of-professor-kilborn/#more-48194

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      PeterS

      Lack of free speech is not the only fight we have on our hands. People’s lack of awareness is also a major stumbling block to sharing what we can know and understand what is going on even when our enemy makes mistakes, such as this one where the WHO director general looks like making a Freudian slip but people still fail to see the truth: Some Countries are Using Boosters to Kill Children

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    Glenn

    Just bought you some chocs…thank you for all your good work.

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    John+Raat

    Hi Joanne
    Just bought some of your delicious chocolate.
    Have a great Xmass and a happy and prosperous new Year.
    Keep up the great work.

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    Ross

    Elon Musk – not sure if I like him or not? Anyway. He said quite recently that “wokeness” just leads to divisiveness. It’s just another way for one group to find virtue in hating someone else. If he said that, he’s quite correct. This blog is amazing – the depth and breadth of subjects discussed here is awesome. A lot of time slaying the woke dragon. You also learn stuff! Even today I learnt that you can send someone chocolates as a donation – who would have thunk it 🙂

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    Broadie

    Merry Christmas Jo & team.

    From a post on Michael Smith News is a link to a Youtube presentation on the Rebellion of 1341. Initially the movement and the achievements were quite successful and knowledge was passed in the joannenova of the time.

    A word of warning in that when the smell of success allows many to go back to providing for their families and community, the non-productive in the human race are able to revert to form and use the powers they are charged with to administer Justice to take revenge.

    This is the reason we must be wary of lists like the Petition. Democracy only works if we actively participate from the ground up. That is why the Institutions fear the movement to reclaim the School Boards and the Precinct level of the Republican Party in the USA. Petitions, FOI, Litigation, etc are like a beach to the corruptocracy, designed to absorb the energy of any waves that may rock the boat. Unless you are face to face and in front of your supporters when demanding answers from these remote faceless memebots you will be wasting your time.

    Unless the Hansons, Palmers, Kellys etc come together and announce they are running to reset our system back to community representation with compensation for service and not the career Politicians beholden to their pre-selectors.

    Thanks for your sacrifice.

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      Kalm Keith

      A good read.

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      PeterS

      Anti-establishment sentiment is always there throughout history, which cyclically surfaces in bloody civil reactions. Will we see it happen again? Perhaps but perhaps not for a number of possible reasons, including advanced technologies to control the people. I’m reminded of the movie THX 1138 where refusing to take certain drugs to control people was a criminal offence. Then again there will always be a certain element of people who will resist any tyrannical control at all costs, even if they don’t succeed overthrowing the establishment.

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    Hasbeen

    Wish I had your research ability & sharp turn of phrase, but as I don’t, here are a few chocolates to help you do what no one else can do as well.

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    Kalm Keith

    To Jo and Frankly

    and fellow patrons of this blog

    from MaryF, Kinky and Kalm

    wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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    Dianeh

    Merry Christmas Jo and fellow bloggers.

    That chocolate will come in handy.

    I don’t post much but I read everyday. I have learnt many things on this blog but my favourite was that Quercetin is an ionophore and as I take it for my chronic hives anyway (sort of worked), I added zinc to it (Covid prevention) and now for the first time in 3 years I am hive free.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am extremely grateful.

    Diane

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    John

    Connecticut, USA checking in and supporting the continued efforts.

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    Ronin

    To the Govt muppets, respect my existence or expect my resistance.

    To all the good folk on here, have a very very Merry Christmas and hopefully a better New Year.

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    PeterPetrum

    Merry Christmas, Jo, to you, David and the kids. Thank you for the incredible amount of work you have put in this year on climate, Covid and corruption. My wife, who does not share my obsession with climate affairs, has now become an avid reader of your information on Covid, and she joins me in wishing you well for next year. Chocolates already sent.

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    PeterS

    Merry Christmas to all although it doesn’t feel as merry as past ones given our freedoms are gradually being stripped away from us by our enemies within; politicians, bureaucrats, health officials and the like. They already have too much power yet they want more. Go figure.

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    Ruairi

    ‘To thine own self be true’,
    Which applies to me and to you,
    And to Joanne’s website,
    Who protects truth and right,
    Has earned the support she is due.

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    Vicki+Sanderson

    Jo, no words that I can muster can adequately express the profound gratitude I have for the work you do, and the opportunity you provide for all of us to convey our deepest beliefs and concerns out into the world.

    The last two years, as we all know, have catapulted us into unknown and quite terrifying territory. I suspect many of us here belong to that 30per cent of society who cannot automatically acquiesce to those who claim to hold all the answers to the most important questions. It can be a lonely place to inhabit, and your blog provides a forum to be able to test those unpopular beliefs.

    Thank you again, and a very Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones. I feel we may be at a critical turning point in our history. I wish I could positive say that the fork in the road will lead to a better place.

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    Vicki+Sanderson

    BTW it is the least we can do to contribute to keeping this amazing blog alive by financial support, and I urge all others to likewise contribute.

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    Hanrahan

    Thank you Jo for your blog and your tolerance.

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    Salty+Seadog

    Some chocolate heading your way from Blighty, hope it doesn’t melt on the way.

    This is the only site I read daily, the information presented on it helps me make informed decisions, what more could I ask? Thank you for what you do and long may it continue.

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    Graeme#4

    More choices for you Jo. Please keep this site going.
    And have a Merry Christmas, as much as you can with the latest edicts from the Emperor.

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    Ian Hill

    Done. Stay cool over there! 🙂

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    William Astley

    Sent some chocolate.

    Thanks Joanne for your terrific site and efforts. Thanks also for the great comments, research, and links from your readers. This is a critical time in our history.

    Merry Christmas all and best wishes.

    William

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    Colin

    Merry Christmas Jo, and thanks for all that you do.
    May 2022 be a much happier New Year.
    Chocolate incoming.

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    Forrest Gardener

    Keep up the good work Jo and everybody else who contributes here.
    Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

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    John Connor II

    Omicron has Cracked Open the Overton Window, by Robert Malone

    The Overton window of political possibility is the concept that there are a limited range of ideas the public is willing to consider and accept. That politicians can only be effective by advocating policy that fits within the Overton window and that disruptive groups are the ones who can expand or contract the Overton window.

    https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/omicron-has-cracked-open-the-overton?r=ta0o1

    THIS is precisely why Jo’s blog exists and needs to along with others worldwide focussed on truth and reality ahead of political power and greed.
    Imagine how things would be now if the 80% of the population with absolutely no idea of the realities presented in this blog were actually well informed…
    Answer: Covid gone a year ago along with all the NWO puppets in govt.

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      PeterS

      I actually have tried to get a couple of people to visit Jo’s blog and other similar well informed sites. Too often they say it’s fake news and went back to sleep. I’m afraid even if all the people were told of what’s the two scams are about many will not be interested. How many is uncertain. We can thank the MSM, main stream social media sites, politicians and our education systems for the dumbing down of the general populace. A significant disaster will be necessary to wake people up and bring them back to reality.

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    Selwyn H

    Merry Christmas Jo to you and your family. Without blogs like yours we would all be in the dark relying on the mainstream media for accurate information. It still amazes me how many people believe their propaganda.

    We travelled from Qld to NSW for Xmas and are hoping that Anna doesn’t change the rules again to make it more difficult to get back. Luckily we bought some Ziverdo packs from India when you could still do so and are using them for prophylaxis down here.

    Just looking at the coronavirus cases in countries using ivermectin as their primary treatment and comparing them with those relying on vaccines should convince any idiot that it works. Unfortunately most of our politicians don’t have the spine to stand up to Big Pharma.

    Sending a century of my appreciation for your investigative journalism.

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    Annie

    Some chocs on the way Jo, with our thanks to you. May you and David and your children have a wonderful and Merry Christmas.
    Merry Christmas too to all contributors to Jo’s blog, with thanks for so much of interest and usefulness, especially over the last 2 years.
    I am trying to remember how long ago I discovered Jo’s blog and how I discovered it. While living back in England we used to get the paper version of The Daily and Sunday Telegraph and read Christopher Booker’s articles therein. Through that I started reading WUWT and I think it must have been there that I first found a link to here and never stopped coming to it…still my favourite!

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    clarence.t

    A bit of fun from the United Australia Party

    https://www.unitedaustraliaparty.org.au/omicron-lad/

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    Sent Xmas Greetings yesterday must have got caught in the whirlpool scrubber
    Have a merry Xmas Jo and her Gang.
    Same same to all commenters even ugly trolls lol
    Jack.

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    Mark Allinson

    This video explains how the UN is now taking down private websites (such as this one) which offend its one-world vision, and doing so at the Domain Name level.

    Worth a peek:

    https://youtu.be/qFFEI60SThU

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      PeterS

      Not unexpected. Routers too, the backbone of the internet, are also under threat of some sort of draconian control to overcome the increasing use of VPNs. VPN blockers are already being deployed but so far there are ways to overcome them. However, I can see the day when the establishment becomes so tyrannical they will control everything on the internet. It will force us to use other means to communicate but they need to be off the internet.

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    Vicki

    Happy Christmas Jo – to your and your family. Know that you do an amazing job that is SO appreciated by all. Thank you.

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    KevJ

    Chocolate donated..

    Many thanks to you Jo for this site. It is truly an amazing source of information.
    Also thanks to those that contribute to the immense amount of data, which must take hours of research and collating.

    Merry Christmas to all..

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    Old Goat

    Merry Christmas Jo . The truth is the most important thing in this life and must not be corrupted or hidden . This blog is a search for that truth and everyone is welcome to contribute which is invaluable . I hope that you can continue to contribute and lead the discussion . I will always be happy to supply chocolate when required…

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    DD

    Thanks for all your work, Jo. I can’t help but note how few politicians – and especially those who many conservative voters wrongly, in my opinion, refer to as ‘real conservatives’, have anything to say about the issues you raise in your posts. Wouldn’t it be amusing if you were to contact each and ask them to provide a statement on these issues! I’m afraid it’s game over unless the minor parties can get their act together.

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    Roberto

    This picture reminds me of when newspapers didn’t yet look like this. There were always a number of businessmen who would pay good money to get accurate intelligence from agents and family members in key places. Knowing that truth made them much more effective. That’s part of how groups like Jews got hated for their success. That part’s not fun, but who had the success to be hated?

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    Harold

    So freedom of speech would allow this to be shown … https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-26/perth-weather-boxing-day-forecast/100726064

    “Perth could be in for its hottest December day on record today with a forecast maximum of 44 degrees Celsius.

    It comes after the city yesterday sweltered through its hottest Christmas Day since records began in 1897.

    Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Jessica Lingard said the maximum temperature reached 42.8C at 3:36pm yesterday, beating a 53-year-old record of 42C set in 1968.”

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    CHRIS

    HNY, Jo. You will receive a stipend in January, but this will depend on the % of COVID debates I see… and currently, the stipend will be $1 at most. And I always thought this website was about AGW… sorry about that

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    Dipole

    I find your articles wide ranging, mostly fascinating and often very witty, Jo.

    Thanks for this forum and all the best for the new year.

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    Eliza

    Sorry nova You and mockton were pushing lockdowns from the very beginning what has changed? I told you you CANNOT stop a coronavirus it needs to infect everydoidy to create herd immunity just like common cold all of a sudden you know about ivermectin? As I said at the sites like this pushing lockdowns are responsible for the death amd misery of millions of course this will not be published chao glad I left Australia 29 years ago a country of misery and dictartorship youll be better off with the chinese at least they respect individual freedoms

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    Eliza

    Thamk you jo anne nova for publishing this of course you or mocton are not responsipble for anything. At the time
    you reacted normally. Its time we just accept covid as common cold PLEASE wake up

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