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    A big battle going in in the Uk at present as sAGE predict doom gloom and disaster and demand a comprehensive lock down due to the new variant. Boris is surprisingly standing up to them and refuses to do anything until more data comes in.

    Cases are flat, hospitalisations and daily deaths are all flat. Omicron remains a smaller percentage of covid than delta and hasn’t exploded as yet as has been predicted

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10328267/D-day-Christmas-Boris-Johnson-considers-new-Covid-curbs.html

    As it gets closer to Christmas it will become more difficult for boris to pull the plug so let’s hope the impact of omnicrom remains limited

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      Steve of Cornubia

      The impression I get is that weather vane Boris is only resisting the SAGE doomsayers because he has a party revolt on his hands.

      At the end of the day, the matter will be decided by the real PM – Carrie Johnson.

      I really feel that BoJo’s leadership is coming to an end. He was never the most decisive – or conservative – of ‘conservative’ PMs, but his dithering style has been disastrous during the pandemic. Lockdowns are bad enough for businesses, but inconsistency and uncertainty make them a hundred times worse. I really feel for cafes and restaurants that stocked up in preparation for the busy Xmas season, only to then have all this fear mongering drastically reduce trade anyway.

      But it is his other mistakes that will bring him down, because even the teflon PM can only fight on so many fronts. The sleaze accusations, dodging of lockdown rules and pathetic adherence to all the climate nonsense (now starting to hit people’s pockets hard), then losing Lord Frost and the Shropshire by-election look like threatening the positions of his MPs, and that always gets their attention!

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        TdeF

        Everyone underestimates Boris. He is a political animal and classic middle of the road politician. This is what keeps Labor at bay as he is stealing their turf. A bit like Scott Morrison in Australia. And he may be right when Omicron replaces Delta. That it has not done so far indicates the speed of transmission has dropped dramatically but the most infectious and more benign variant will eventually take over. So by the spring they should be in great shape.

        And Brexit has not been a disaster while the EU is in turmoil as Germany transforms and the French President faces an election while Hungary and Poland are in open revolt over the legal supremacy claimed by the unelected EU bureaucrats. The British may be well pleased they are no longer ruled by the priviliged elites in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg. The Common Market was fine. The European Council passable but the European Union represents the reemergency of a French/German dictatorship and the Holy Roman Empire.

        Particularly pleasing is the first of many Free Trade Agreements, the one with Australia. Free trade was the driver of European economic development under the Hanoverian cities. So Boris as the champion of BREXIT will still have support as the Labor party swings hard left.

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          Graeme No.3

          The change in policies since Brexit has been vanishingly small. The Civil “Service” want to stay in lockstep with the EU so they can rejoin when possible.
          The biggest bungle he has made (arguably worse than Carrie) is to believe that wind turbines can power the nation. As Paul Homewood points out wind has been a waste of money this year
          “Using the data from GB National Grid Status, so far this year, wind power has been producing at less than 2 GW for 22% of the time. 2 GW works out at about a capacity factor of 10%, which I am sure most normal people would regard as pretty worthless.
          https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2021/12/20/power-when-you-need-it-not-with-wind/
          It has even been running at below 1 GW for 9% of the year. Average output is over 5 GW.
          It is true that low winds tend to be more common in summer, when demand is low. But they can still occur in winter. Between 27th Feb and 4th March, wind power never reached 2.5 GW for 112 hours straight. During this period it was below 2 GW for 99 hours, and averaged just 1.1 GW overall.”
          When the lights and heating stop a lot of people are going to be very annoyed (if they survive). And at the recent by-election the Conservative majority of 28,000 at the previous election wasn’t enough to keep that seat. I think a lot of Tory backbenchers will be thinking over the Xmas holidays about their future prospects.

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            TdeF

            Which current world leader is against wind power?

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              Sambar

              At a guess TdeF, I would say two, Modi of India and Xi of China. A possible third would be Putin but not much from anybody else.

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                TdeF

                India is stuffed with windmills, mainly because they have no choice. It just doesn’t work! I have been in factories in India when the wind stopped. You cannot run a factory on wind. They would love coal but they have no fossil fuels. As such they are the world leaders in exploring Thorium reactors as with Australia, they control the world Thorium supply.

                Xi has huge windfarms in the deserts of Western China and they are also the world’s leader in manufacture of windmills. It’s a win/win. Pretend to be Green while milking Wind power. China receive cash for carbon credits. It’s been a new coal power mill every week for the last couple of years. China is the world’s biggest profiteer from ‘Renewables’. Xi believes in coal.

                As for Putin, Russia sells power to the West, particularly gas to Germany and Ukraine. And there is absolutely no domestic need for additional power as they have so much Nuclear, like France. The entire Trans Siberian Express is electrified. That’s without the coal resources of the Donbass in Eastern Ukraine or the oil reserves of the Caspian over which three world wars were fought. Wind? Putin is not against wind. And they lack the academics who insist the world is warming. The Russians would love some warming.

                And then you get Green Australia. 1/4 of the world’s uranium reserves and not a single nuclear reactor supplying power domestically. We are putting in windmills, supported by $6billion a year stolen from our electricity bills by law.

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              TdeF

              Or forget world leader. Just political leader would do.

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            Ronin

            There must be a flat calm over the UK, they are burning truckloads of gas.

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        tonyb

        Boris is still resisting the anger and Doom of SAGE and confirmed today no new restrictions before Christmas. Sturgeon has given in and will be banning Hogmany, so that will go down well.

        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10333245/Boris-FINALLY-rules-new-curbs-Dec-25.html

        The mail provides some good graphs. Covid cases jumped a few days ago after being very steady at 50000. This was in response to the extreme media scaremongering that caused the puiblic to panic. . Hospitalisations and Deaths have remained very steady-except in London where the causes are suspected.

        the media are saying how quiet it is so thought it would be a good opportunity to go to the local garden centre for a coffee and one of their famed cheese scones. The place was packed out!

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      William Astley

      Boris cannot change the UK covid outcome now Omicron Vs Vaccines Vs UK populations Vit D status.

      It will be interesting to see the UK data. There are a number of questions. Omicron is now the dominate covid strain in the UK so the UK data will be a preview of what to expect in Europe and later in North America.

      The mRNA vaccine’s are reported to only provide protection for six months (zero at that point). The mRNA vaccines also do not provide covid protection for people who have medically compromised immune response like cancer patients or transplant recipients.

      There are a large number of dark skin people in London. A cohort of very Vit D deficient people.

      UK had 91k detected daily covid cases today. The estimate is that there are roughly 200k new covid cases per day, in the UK, due to unreported covid cases. (Asymptotic patients who where not aware they had covid or were so minor they assumed that it was not covid.)

      Omicron is too contagious, the vaccines are too leaky, and there are too many daily cases for a lockdown to change the final outcome.

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        Sambar

        Reported locally ( Victoria, Aust ) A Pfizer spokesperson has declared that the world cannot vaccinate itself out of this pandemic.
        This of course beggs the question, If we can’t vaccinate “out of the pandemic” why are we vaccinating at all. Other notable pandemics/ epidemics such as smallpox, polio etc have been driven into oblivion by vaccination, so this should be a realistic outcome for genuine vaccines, the fact that the vaccine producer doesn’t expect “eradication” speaks volumes.

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          Skeptocynic

          A Pfizer spokesperson has declared that the world cannot vaccinate itself out of this pandemic.

          Got a link for that?

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      Analitik

      Just to further illustrate the fear porn that occurs at government levels, the UK Sage modellers admit that they only model bad outcomes for infection waves because that’s what they’re asked to do

      Here is part of the Twitter conversation that Graham Medley, the chair of the Sage modelling committee, had with a journalist.

      We generally model what we are asked to model. There is a dialogue in which policy teams discuss with the modellers what they need to inform their policy.

      Decision-makers are generally on only interested in situations where decisions have to be made.

      https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/my-twitter-conversation-with-the-chairman-of-the-sage-covid-modelling-committee

      So their mission is to produce fear/doom models

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    New study shows that due to the logarithmic nature of co2 a doubling will see an increase of temperature of less than one degree

    https://notrickszone.com/2021/12/20/2-more-studies-the-climates-co2-sensitivity-is-low-models-erroneously-overestimate-co2-warming/

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      clarence.t

      Again, the assumption that internal radiative effects have any say in the Global Temperature.

      They don’t.

      Net radiative energy transfer is governed by the atmospheric temperature gradient… (basic physics of energy transfer)

      …and that temperature gradient is governed by the gravity based lapse rate, which is only affected by H2O content.

      CO2 has no effect on the temperature gradient what-so-ever, therefore cannot cause any warming.

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      el+gordo

      I’m with clarence on this, CO2 sensitivity is a lukewarm attitude.

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      Kalm Keith

      Fifty years ago any scientist who engaged with that junk science would have been ridiculed.

      These people are simply doing exploratory calculations on “what if” type scenarios.

      What if CO2 was somehow able to heat the atmosphere and what if the normal rules of science were suspended during the writing.

      On top of the basic physics there’s the issue of quantitative analysis. CO2 is quantitatively irrelevant.

      End of story.

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        TdeF

        And we do not control CO2. No one has proven this outrageous assertion.

        The lack of warming and the lack of reaction to a world shutdown has proven it is not true.

        So what exactly is the point of reducing consumption of fossil fuels and spending $1.5Trillion a year? And what about the proposition that warming increases CO2. Why would anyone jump to the conclusion that CO2 causes warming? Or is it all just lies for cash and power, another world disaster brought to you by the UN/EU/IPCC/WHO?

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          TdeF

          And I would like to ask a question.

          If CO2 is not caused by the increased use of fossil fuels, why is it going up?

          Consider one piece of information during your deliberations. 98% of all CO2 is dissolved in the ocean.

          When you have your answer, ask yourself why this is not being considered by anyone?

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            Kalm Keith

            Because this has never been about science; it’s always been about control, power and money.

            The fact that this has gone on for thirty years now shows something about humanity.

            Collectively it isn’t very smart.

            Several hundred years ago Watt Tyler understood the situation, confronted it, and paid with his life.

            The result of his sacrifice was that for much of the time since, the English speaking world has benefited from some sensible Rules of governance.

            Nothing is perfect but we are now at a significant crossroads and we need to reboot to a better system.

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              Ted1

              It nearly died with the Australian election in 2013, but Al Gore was able to somehow persuade Clive Palmer to thwart the Abbott government’s landslide mandate to abolish the carbon tax and slash spending.

              A quirk in our electoral system had allowed Clive Palmer to translate a protest vote into the balance of power in our upper house. There, after campaigning as more conservative than the conservatives, he fell in behind Al Gore.

              When our scholars finally wake up to this it will be recorded as one of the most significant events in Australia’s political history.

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      RickWill

      logarithmic nature of co2 a doubling will see an increase of temperature

      Such nonsense. To have any impact, there would need to be a “greenhouse effect”. Such a thing is science fiction.

      There is an average of 11Tt (11E12 tonne) of water in the atmophsere with a range of 10 to 12.5Tt. The atmosphere cycles 522Tt of water every year. So residence time of water in the atmosphere is just over a week.

      Water vapour is wrongly termed the most powerful greenhouse gas. The fundamental problem here is that water exists in the atmosphere as solid, liquid and, most trivially, a gas. The solid phase trumps the gas phase by a good margin when it comes to the radiation balance. Most people have observed that water in the atmosphere can turn day into night – those thick dark clouds. Clouds trump vapour in the overall radiative impact.

      Water in the atmosphere limits the ocean surface temperature to an average of 30C. Atmospheric water, in the form of clouds, provides a precise upper limit on ocean surface temperature by clouds regulating the isolation reaching the surface. Sea ice regulates the lower temperature limit to -2C. Once ice forms it insulates the water below t slow the rate of cooling.

      Atmospheric water cools is a cooling agent for 9 months of the year and a warming agent for 3 months.

      On average land and sea ice always loses heat and water always gains heat. Oceans warms the land. There are only a few land locations like the Sahara and central Australia where the land temperature exceeds the abutting ocean temperature at certain ties of the year. Atmosphere water, evaporated from oceans, transfers heat from the oceans to the land. The ocean surface temperature is at its minimum in December when the ocean heat uptake is at greatest and heat transfer to land is also at its greatest but atmospheric water is at its minimum. Ocean surface temperature is an inverse function of the net evaporation; surface emperature is completely out of phase with insolation and heat absorbed.

      Ocean surface warming over the last 400 years is due to the water cycle, ocean to land, slowing down, as the current precession cycle advances.
      https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/11/14/global-water-cycle/

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    clarence.t

    In case you missed it….

    Manchin sinks Biden’s “Build Back Disaster” bill. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/manchin-says-he-cannot-vote-for-build-back-better-ive-done-everything-humanly-possible

    A leftist AGW believer, but will a small modicum of common sense.

    A rare thing indeed !

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      Dave in the States

      The Dems are just beside themselves over this. All day the level of hate and vitriol being expressed by the left in the media has just been amazing.

      Once again they were that (holds two fingers about 1cm apart) close to what they have been working on for 55 years.

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      Gerry

      He represents West Virginia, just about every county won well by Trump ……Manchin clearly wants to keep his job.

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    John Connor II

    Ok Aussie politicians and govt health experts who haven’t listened to a single real expert on the planet, NOW WHAT?

    Aussie mainstream media – what will you report now? No doubt whatever sanitised scripts you’re handed. Why do you even think of yourselves as journalists?

    How do you blame this on the purebloods?

    You opened the borders and let the primary carriers (vaxxed) loose nationally.

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/stunning-data-about-vaccine-failure/comments

    Time for immediate national elections, full public disclosure of the truth across the board and Nuremberg trials 2.0

    This nonsense has gone on long enough.

    Thought for the day:
    The vaxxed need to be protected from the unvaxxed by giving the unvaxxed a vaccine that didn’t protect the vaxxed from the unvaxxed in the first place.

    That is how the politicians, “experts” and MSM think. Humans are the only animals that let the dumbest of the herd lead them.

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      Graeme No.3

      John:
      Our politicians will continue to do that which failed in the first place. They have a faith in masks which couldn’t possibly stop a virus but mandate them anyway. Lockdowns don’t work for any long term benefit. And there is ample evidence that the vaxxed can get Covid anyway (and in cases die from it) and transmit it.
      And if the “vaccines” only require 2 jabs plus a booster why has the Feds bought over 200 million doses? By my calculations that means 8 jabs per person, and the Govt. is setting up a plant to produce more.

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        another ian

        Bumped

        Towards thye end of Len Deighton’s book “Bomber” there is a scene where where a pilot over Germany is attempting a copybook spin recovery in a Lancaster with half a wing shot off.

        Seems the “official approach” using masks, innocucines, lock downs etc and more strident application with each break through is in a similar situation. Now about five turns into the spin and the ground is getting closer (IMO)

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        Ted1

        If masks could catch 90% of the spittle that flies when people are talking, that would warrant their use.

        Just about any mask would do that.

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          farmerbraun

          On the other hand , it is the sharing between people of the more common virus that enables us all to keep our immune systems up to date .
          Ever thought about the Maori custom of hongi in this regard?

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      WXcycles

      When you have to sell ads for a living, infinite fictions is a prerequisite.

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      OriginalSteve

      It gets better – the ACT in what appears to be basically acknowledging 100% vaccine failure, has mandated masks again.

      But its worse than that – masks for a strain thats about as dodgy as a cold?

      So the ACT is now a poster child for lack of logic, and a medical train wreck.

      Oh…and its Christian xmas time, timing has not gone unnoticed either….

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    John Connor II

    Keeping the pressure on by exposing the truth.
    The Cabal know if they lose it’s them up against the wall which is why the pressure on the masses has been ramping up worldwide.

    Breaking: Pfizer has just acquired Arena Pharmaceuticals, a company specialising in cardiac medicines and auto-immune diseases.
    So you can now rest assured Pfizer can now sell the solutions to their problems too.

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      KP

      Of course! The vertical integration business model would say you create a solution, find a problem to attach it to, look at the worst side-effect and provide a solution to that but it must introduce a side-effect of its own, which of course you have yet another solution for…

      What’s the bet the cardiac medicine for Pfizer’s heart death vaccine raises your blood pressure, or unbalances your liver.
      We’re all just sheep to be regularly shorn by the sickness industry! What else would we do with our excess wealth, throw it futily at global warming or throw it at an industry designed to keep us sick?

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    Serp

    In the US the White House is tweeting that it governs for the vaccinated and the unvaccinated are facing a well deserved winter death; when’s Scomo catching up with this ethical stance?

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    Fast Bowler

    Best poster (old style poster board) of the week:

    Stop making stupid people famous

    Plus The Lion King’s most famous “Surrounded by idiots”.

    Recommend reading Bonhoeffer’s Theory of Stupidity Explains The World Perfectly | by Peter Burns | Lessons from History | Nov, 2021. You can read it online. The expression Stupid Intellectuals comes to mind.

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    John+R+Smith

    Are we real dealing with epidemiology anymore?
    If we ever were.
    The real question is the political viability of the pandemic narrative.
    That’s all it ever really was anyway.
    Same with climate.
    The strength of science is being destroyed by the character weakness of scientists.

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      Hanrahan

      Qld has over 600 MW nameplate but has not made it over 100 MW for a week. Currently 39 MW.

      Why are they building wind farms in Qld? We don’t get Roaring 40s out of the southern ocean. The closest thing to a steady wind is the SEaster which blows parallel to the coast. Afternoon sea breezes do not a wind industry make.

      Any idea why the Pacific Ocean was so named?

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    Neville

    A very thorough summary of tornado data over the last 70 years from Dr Curry.
    The “upside down Mann” loony is a disgrace and the sooner he fades from view the better. But don’t forget this true believer is STILL the stupid US DEM’s go to Mann.
    By comparison Dr Curry is a beacon of light for the rational thinker and allows us to see all the data and then think for ourselves.

    https://judithcurry.com/2021/12/16/tornado/

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    MP

    What you all need is a good dose of Christmas spirit(s)
    Its not Santa Clause that’s coming to town

    https://callmestormy.net/2021/12/19/omicron-is-coming-to-town/

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    John Connor II

    Latest from Geert Vanden Bossche:

    That’s why I am beyond fearful that the catastrophe (ADE) could occur very fast after mass vax with anti-Omicron starts.

    I am beyond worried about mass vax against Omicron.
    I cannot emphasize enough how a complete lack of understanding of viral evolution is now dominating the scene.

    https://www.voiceforscienceandsolidarity.org/scientific-blog/q-a-06-geert-and-johns-email-exchange-of-thought-and-ideas-about-the-omicron-articles

    This is why I like Geert best. He is multi-disciplinary so he can see the big picture WAY better than most. Those from a single discipline typically analyse and look for solutions within the confines of that discipline. eg a psychologist will only look for psychological causes of a problem.

    So now we sit back and watch the MSM frenetic hype over rising cases and the soon-to-be-wearing-yellow-star purebloods demonised as the cause as if from some medieval witch hunt. Still, it’s more entertaining that watching European Vacation for the 30th time. Maybe Hans Gruber will fall off Nakatomi Plaza again this Xmas.😊

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    Omicron .. highly contageous,..sweeping the world ?
    What am i missing here ?
    S Africa, where it was first identified has a total of 1300 Omicron results…from 340,000 positive Covid test results in Dec !…..that is less than 4%
    U K, with the most Omicron results at 37,000….but that is from 1.2 million +ve covid tests in Dec,..
    ..again that is less than 3% of +ve cases
    The country with apparently the highest % of Omicron , is Denmark with 15,400 from 120,000 +ve tests in December..That is still only 13% .
    So what is the panic and speculation based on ?

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      To continue…
      ..and for thos of us downunder, Omicron is less than 1% of all positive cases in December so far !
      So it is obvious from the UK and Danish experience that this new surge in cases is predominantly driven by the Delta strain which is ignoring any increase in vaccination coverage
      Omicron is just a “bit part” player in this game session !

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        Rob, i admit i do not understand how to interpret what that data is displaying…but it does seem to suggest a total Omicron count of 1240 for Nov + Dec..the same as Covid live data

        Omicron was first detected in South Africa in October. Omicron dominated in November, comprising 81% (881/1082) of sequences, and appears to still dominate in December (99%, 353/

        …but somewhere there is a huge disconnect between what you are suggesting and the Covid live reports which put SAs reported total Omicron count at 1300 , from a Nov+ Dec +ve case total of 440,000. ?
        As i said,…what an i missing here ?

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          Slight missing part of the quote..
          And what do those numbers represent ?

          Omicron dominated in November, comprising 81% (881/1082) of sequences, and appears to still dominate in December (99%, 353/356)

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            RobB

            Hi Chad, they are getting virus samples and sequencing them. It is like a survey of virus variants. So 353 virus samples out of 356 virus samples were omicron in December.

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              Yes, that is what i thought..
              But why then are the reporting only those few test results as their full Omicron count for the public data files ?
              IE, Covid live, Worldometers, etc…who use officially verified data .

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                RobB

                Yeah I guess the devil is in the fine print – CovidLive call it “confirmed cases”, not “full Omicron count”. Interesting, but if you follow the source trail you get to
                https://www.gisaid.org/hcov19-variants/
                Which gives a table with 1440 omicron cases for South Africa and 95% prevalence over the past 4 weeks.

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                Analitik

                But why then are the reporting only those few test results as their full Omicron count for the public data files ?

                Chad, you are projecting that all those infections not proven to be Omicron are Delta. Overseas, due to the high infection rates, they do not perform genomic testing on every positive PCR test. The genomic testing that has been performed gives the high proportion of Omicron infections being reported based on the split in the sampled genomic tests.

                Calm down.

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            Analitik

            And what do those numbers represent ?

            Chad, you are projecting that all those infections not proven to be Omicron are Delta. Overseas, due to the high infection rates, they do not perform genomic testing on every positive PCR test. The genomic testing that has been performed gives the high proportion of Omicron infections being reported based on the split in the sampled genomic tests.

            Calm down.

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          TedM

          “As i said,…what an i missing here ?” The fact that they only do genotyping on a sample of cases and extrapolate from that

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            TedM

            Assuming that genotyping is the correct word to use.

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            But they do not seem to be extrapolating in their reported numbers , Ted .
            1400 total, from a +ve test number of 440,000 ?
            Similar low numbers from all countries .
            MSM news are spruking the “80% Omicron” line, in the USA….but where are they getting the data ?

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              Analitik

              where are they getting the data ?

              Chad, you are projecting that all those infections not proven to be Omicron are Delta. Overseas, due to the high infection rates, they do not perform genomic testing on every positive PCR test. The genomic testing that has been performed gives the high proportion of Omicron infections being reported based on the split in the sampled genomic tests.

              Calm down.

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          Analitik

          As i said,…what an i missing here ?

          Chad, you are projecting that all those infections not proven to be Omicron are Delta. Overseas, due to the high infection rates, they do not perform genomic testing on every positive PCR test. The genomic testing that has been performed gives the high proportion of Omicron infections being reported based on the split in the sampled genomic tests.

          Calm down.

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      beowulf

      The South African government has been advised to stop COVID quarantining.

      https://www.rt.com/news/543806-south-africa-no-covid-quarantine/

      Health advisers have called for South Africa’s government to halt tracing and isolating people exposed to Covid-19, saying the measures aren’t necessary or helpful enough to justify their negative impacts.

      The advisory committee to Health Minister Joe Phaahla said quarantining must be stopped, as it’s “no longer viable in the current social and economic climate,” the country’s News24 outlet reported on Saturday. The recommendation marked the latest indication that, in southern Africa, where the discovery of Covid-19’s Omicron variant triggered international travel bans and lockdowns, the new strain has been found to be relatively harmless.

      “Crucially, it appears that efforts to eliminate and/or contain the virus are not likely to be successful. Therefore, it is critical that the role of containment efforts like quarantine and contact tracing is re-evaluated,” the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) told Phaahla in a memo last week.

      The recommendation came nearly a month after Omicron’s emergence, which set off pandemic alarm bells around the world. Dr. Angelique Coetzee, chairwoman of the South African Medical Association, called the international reaction “a storm in a teacup” because the variant was causing only mild symptoms in her country. She said Monday in a CNN interview that, with Omicron cases now declining, her country is already “over the curve” on the new variant.

      The MAC estimated that 60-80% of South Africans now have immunity to Covid-19, through previous infection or vaccination. Moreover, given that the vast majority of people who are infected with the virus never develop significant symptoms, only about 10% of cases have been diagnosed.

      “It stands to reason that if the vast majority of cases are not diagnosed, then the vast majority of case contacts are also not diagnosed,” the committee said. “This means that quarantining and contact tracing are of negligible public health benefit in the South African setting.”

      South Africa has averaged 30 deaths attributed to Covid-19 daily over the past week, down from a high near 600 in January and around 400 in July.
      The MAC also noted that quarantining creates substantial economic and social burdens, including loss of income to those forced into isolation, and staffing disruptions in hospitals and other vital facilities.

      Will someone tell Palaszczuk & Co.

      And for those here who don’t trust RT News because every single article there is a pack of Commie lies:

      The News24 link:

      https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/covid-19-stop-tracing-and-quarantining-of-contacts-says-ministerial-advisory-committee-20211219

      The CNN interview with Dr. Coetzee:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMyFixcKYd4

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      Analitik

      Chad, you are projecting that all those infections not proven to be Omicron are Delta. Overseas, due to the high infection rates, they do not perform genomic testing on every positive PCR test. The genomic testing that has been performed gives the high proportion of Omicron infections being reported based on the split in the sampled genomic tests.

      Calm down.

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    Travis T. Jones

    If you bought an EV and binge on bugs to lower carbon (sic) emissions, you’ve just been offset …

    More coal being burned than ever to keep the lights on

    “Soaring natural gas prices prompt a resurgence of coal to generate electricity in India, China, the EU and the United States”

    paywalled: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/12/17/coal-burned-ever-keep-lights/

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      Graeme No.3

      Travis:
      Labouring the obvious.
      Germany decided to do without nuclear and coal-fired and rely on wind and gas.
      The UK decided to do without nuclear and coal-fired and rely on wind and gas.
      Japan decided to do without nuclear.

      All have had to restart coal, even build new plants after wind failed to supply.
      Our P.M. wants to shut down coal fired and rely on wind and gas.
      Our “leader” of the opposition wants to shut down coal fired even faster, and rely on wind and gas.

      It seems that one of the side effects of Covid is that it rots the brains of some.

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    Brenda Spence

    Now isnt this the truth! Apology for the length but its all good.

    TRUST THE SCIENCE

    This is what we’re told. But, here’s the problem…

    They’re not asking us to ‘trust the science’. They’re asking us to ‘trust the people who are telling us the science’.

    To qualify that further…

    They’re asking us to trust the representatives of pharmaceutical companies, repeatedly implicated in fraud and profiteering lawsuits resulting in billions of dollars in fines and damages.

    They’re asking us to trust medical bureaucrats who represent agencies and institutions funded and influenced by said pharmaceutical companies.

    They’re asking us to trust the doctors who are harassed and threatened with de-registration by said agencies and institutions.

    They’re asking us to trust politicians, so many of whom are known to lie, to be corrupt, to issue directives that undermine and exploit our society and environment, and to have financial interests in corporations that profit from these decisions.

    And finally…

    They’re asking us to trust the media, tech-giants and fact-checkers who offer these people a highly censored platform, while accepting funds and favours from the very organisations they represent. We have even had first hand experience of this, by being blocked on major social media sites many times over now for simply spreading this message of “ask better questions”.

    And despite these countless ‘conflicts of interest’…

    They will criticise us for questioning. For ‘doing our own research’. For verifying sources. For seeking full context rather than ‘cherry-picked’ data. For consulting other credible experts. For considering, rather than dismissing, contradictory information. For lending an ear to those who cry foul play. For weighing up a broader scope of data and perspectives to improve our chances of being ‘right’ while always leaving room for being ‘wrong’. This is what was formerly known as a ‘scientific approach’.

    And yet today, if we take such an approach, we’re a ‘conspiracy theorist’.

    Adam Gibson

    Founder

    http://www.parentswithquestions.com.au

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      OriginalSteve

      If thier explanation collapses under logical questioning and sound reasoning, its a porky.

      Simple.

      Propagandists often tell 95% truth and enough lie to attempt to swing your opinion.

      Crushing dissent and smearing truth seekers is the stuff of tyranny and oppression.

      Bad stuff happens in the dark.

      Call out bad stuff, our grand kids would expect it. They cant. we can.

      If we dont, try and explain to them why you didnt…..and why we didnt do our duty to protect them.

      Do you want that conversation?

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      another ian

      “If you don’t trust the government you are no longer a conspiracy theorist.

      You are a history buff”

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    David Maddison

    Latest from Paul Joseph Watson on the O-moronic strain.

    https://youtu.be/hYzXjFsIcGw

    (Trigger warning for Leftists who can’t handle alternative opinions.)

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      Mantaray Yunupingu

      Thanks David. Had to LOL when PJW mentioned the nerds becoming sexy rock-stars due to Covid19 hysteria….Look at Jane Halton’s brother-in-law Brett Sutton in Victoria.

      Jane works extensively for Bill Gates (at the WHO: and for GAVI and for CEPI: google these) to get Bill’s injections into everyone possible. Jane also chairs Crown Resorts in OZ and aims to get as many people as possible into her Hotels doing Quarantine. Jane also heads ScoMo’s Covid19 response Commission, recommending lotsa Bill’s “vaccines” and lotsa Crown’s hotels. Anyone see a possible conflict of interest in all that? Not nerdy Brett of course…

      Nerdy Brett is 100% behind ALL his sister-in-laws efforts. And is the “sexiest Chief Health / Medical Officer alive”.

      This hero-worship of serial citizen-abusers reminds me of those chicks writing love letters to serial killers in gaol. What is it with these wannabe prisoners and their love of being pushed around?

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    Rod

    Santa- “What would you like for Xmas?”
    Boy – “A unicorn!”
    Santa – “Be realistic!”
    Boy – “A government that tells the truth and cares about its people”
    Santa – “What colour unicorn?”
    😅

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    OriginalSteve

    Hmm…what could possibly go wrong.

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/healthcare/heart-inflammation-cases-5-11-year-old-kids-covid-19-shot-cdc

    “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday it received reports of eight cases of a heart inflammation called myocarditis in children ages 5 to 11 who had been vaccinated against COVID-19 with Pfizer-BioNTech.

    “The agency said there had been over 7 million vaccine doses in the 5-11 age group at the time it examined the data, with 5.1 million first doses and 2 million second doses.

    “The cases had “a mild clinical course,” the CDC said, as reported by Reuters.

    “The cases were reported in the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and presented by the CDC to a panel of its expert advisers.

    Geet vander Boschhe appears to strenuously insist that we should not vaccinate kids, and boosters are insane

    See :

    https://www.voiceforscienceandsolidarity.org/scientific-blog/the-keys-to-unlock-the-golden-gate-of-herd-immunity-towards-sars-cov-2

    Under no circumstances should young and healthy people be vaccinated as it will only erode their protective innate immunity towards Coronaviruses (CoV) and other respiratory viruses.

    “Their innate immunity normally/ naturally largely protects them and provides a kind of herd immunity in that it dilutes infectious CoV pressure at the level of the population, whereas mass vaccination turns them into shedders of more infectious variants

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      Analitik

      And Geert is not even considering side effects at all in his recommendation – those only add further weight to his argument

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    David Maddison

    Well, what a surprise…not!

    https://wentworthreport.com/2021/12/20/australias-top-environment-bureaucrat-is-adviser-to-chinese-communist-party-green-group/

    Australia’s top environment bureaucrat is adviser to Chinese Communist Party “Green” Group. By Ben Packham.

    Department of Environment secretary Andrew Metcalfe is a member of the China Council for International Co-operation on Environment and Development, chaired by Vice-Premier Han Zheng.

    According to the council’s website, the CCICED plays “a unique role in championing sustainable development” to build “a more beautiful China and a green and bountiful world”.

    Mr Metcalfe continues to serve on the council, despite China’s campaign of economic coercion against Australia, the refusal of its ministers to meet Australian counterparts and the Australian government’s rejection of the BRI as being inconsistent with the nation’s foreign policy.

    In a recent “recommendation” to the Chinese government, the CCICED council said its members “greatly appreciate President Xi’s commitment to building an ecologically sustainable world”, and declared the international community was looking to China for “experience and inspiration”.

    And how much taxpayer money does the bureaucracy pay this globalist?

    Changes unveiled by the Remuneration Tribunal show the secretaries of the newly formed departments of Agriculture, Water and Environment, Andrew Metcalfe, and Education, Skills and Employment, Michelle Bruniges, will be classified as level one officials, entitling them to pay of at least $775,910 a year.

    Or US$560k per year. Do you suppose, if the job was put out to tender, we could find a qualified person prepared to do that job for significantly less? Competition and market discipline for us, but not for them.

    Do you think this person really identifies with us and has our interests at heart? “Public servant“, I think not.

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      Serp

      In a just society he’d be guillotined, or at least hanged, which goes to show how far we’ve been plunged into the Pit Of Venality.

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    Custer Van Cleef

    Just released, latest version of ONS’s Death by Vaccination Status dataset:

    https://www.ons.gov.uk/file?uri=%2fpeoplepopulationandcommunity%2fbirthsdeathsandmarriages%2fdeaths%2fdatasets%2fdeathsbyvaccinationstatusengland%2fdeathsoccurringbetween1januaryand31october2021/referencetable2.xlsx

    Quite a few changes:
    1. More finely grained age bands.
    2. You have to get your head around concepts like “person-years”.
    3. All mortality rates are “age-standardised” now (guess we have to trust them not to mangle that) … the term “age-specific” has gone.
    4. Weekly data has gone, it’s all monthly now.
    5. You might want to look at Table 9 first, younger age groups.
    6. I have to pop out for Xmas shopping.

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    David Maddison

    Despite many publications saying that Vitamin D deficiency leads to greater susceptibility to covid and other diseases, this paper from China claims no such association.

    Note that from all I’ve read, Vit D supplementation after infection is pointless as it takes weeks to act (plus see John Campbell interview with Israeli doctor about Vit D and covid).

    I checked the author affiliation and funding and they are not (apparently) affiliated for Big Pharma but they do represent the Chicomms.

    Thoughts?

    https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12937-021-00744-y

    Published: 31 October 2021

    Low vitamin D levels do not aggravate COVID-19 risk or death, and vitamin D supplementation does not improve outcomes in hospitalized patients with COVID-19: a meta-analysis and GRADE assessment of cohort studies and RCTs

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      William Astley

      Studies that are scientifically 100% incorrect are not scientific studies. They are tricky, sophisticated means of creating doubt and uncertainty about how to stop covid.

      It is a fact that severely Vit D deficient people do not have any immune response. The researchers have created a genetic altered line of mice that have been genetically altered so the mice cannot produce Vit D. Breeding a line of mice that cannot produce Vit D was done to produce mice that have zero immune response to test drugs.

      My daughter worked in Saudi Arabia in a large hospital and treated tribal women who have been covered for life. These super Vit D deficient people (Vit D blood serum 12 ng/ml) have type 2 diabetes and are gradually dying.

      There are other facts/observations that the Vit D deficiency paradigm explains … Twice as many US Blacks are dying as US whites of covid and in the UK it is three times as many. This also explains why there are twice as many US blacks that have type 2 diabetes than whites. Vit D deficiency makes humans weak and sickly. Keeping humans in dark, poorly light cells is a method of torture which is effective because it makes people weak and sickly.

      https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960076015300091?via%3Dihub#bib0105

      Incidence rate of type 2 diabetes is >50% lower in Grassroots Health cohort with median serum 25–hydroxyvitamin D of 41 ng/ml than in NHANES cohort with median of 22 ng/ml.

      https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/414285
      “25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Men
      Conclusion Low levels of 25(OH)D are associated with higher risk of myocardial infarction in a graded manner, even after controlling for factors known to be associated with coronary artery disease.”

      https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52492662

      Coronavirus: Black African deaths three times higher than white Britons

      This is a link to the mega study that John Campbell discussed. It shows that the covid mortality risk for the Delta variation could be reduced to zero by increasing the population’s average Vit D level to above 50 ng/ml.

      “a Mortality Rate Close to Zero Could Theoretically Be Achieved at 50 ng/mL 25(OH)D3”

      COVID-19 Mortality Risk Correlates Inversely with Vitamin D3 Status, and a Mortality Rate Close to Zero Could Theoretically Be Achieved at 50 ng/mL 25(OH)D3: Results of a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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      TedM

      The literature overwhelmingly supports the use of D3, both prophylacticly and therapeuticly for covid19. I don’t have much confidence in your sources. Or my spelling.

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      Gerry

      “Low vitamin D levels do not aggravate COVID-19 risk or death, and vitamin D supplementation does not improve outcomes in hospitalized patients with COVID-19: a meta-analysis and GRADE assessment of cohort studies and RCTs”

      It’s my understanding that whilst there may not be a huge benefit if you end up hospitalised, the D3 level has a significant effect on whether you end up in hospital or not. Significant co-morbidities have an impact as well I would have thought.

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      Gerry

      “……. vitamin D supplementation does not improve outcomes in hospitalized patients with COVID-19: a meta-analysis and GRADE assessment of cohort studies and RCTs””

      Is there a statement in the paper regarding what the level of vitamin D supplementation the researchers were using?

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    David Maddison

    Well, that’s a sure way to get your message across…NOT!

    https://www.masslive.com/coronavirus/2021/12/white-house-statement-on-unvaccinated-americans-draws-ire-over-pointed-messaging-about-covid-winter-to-come.html

    A pointed statement from the White House toward unvaccinated Americans has drawn reactions over its directness in speaking to people who have not had their shots, as well as criticism from those who felt the message was poorly conceived.

    In a virtual press conference broadcast by the White House on Friday, COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients spoke frankly to Americans who, more than a year after COVID-19 vaccines became available, have not gotten the shots.

    “For the unvaccinated,” Zients said, “you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.”

    Olivia Nuzzi, a Washington, D.C. reporter for New York Magazine, was among those questioning the strategy of the statement.

    “Who is this for?” she asked. “Unvaccinated Americans are not going to be persuaded by messaging like this.”

    SEE LINK FOR REST

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    Lance

    NIH Official Publication, Virology Journal. 22 August, 2005.

    Conclusion:

    “Chloroquine, a relatively safe, effective and cheap drug used for treating many human diseases including malaria, amoebiosis and human immunodeficiency virus is effective in inhibiting the infection and spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. The fact that the drug has significant inhibitory antiviral effect when the susceptible cells were treated either prior to or after infection suggests a possible prophylactic and therapeutic use.”

    https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-422X-2-69

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      David Maddison

      I hadn’t heard it was used to treat HIV.

      Big Pharma no doubt put a stop to that and replaced it with patented drugs.

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        I was watching a UK doco last week about medical understanding of human sexual behaviour .
        Regarding HIV it explaind that the big breakthrough for HIV treatment was when a study revealed that circumcised men were hugely more resistant to it.
        Reason was tracked to some cells specific to the foreskin that can “host” the HIV virus.
        Once that was understood, a clinical solution was engineered to neutralise the cell functions.

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        another ian

        D M

        “Big Pharma no doubt put a stop to that and replaced it with patented drugs.”

        That was Fauci’s first go

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    Lance

    So let me get this clear.

    Govt is telling the UnVaxed to take the Vax because the Vax works.

    While telling the Vaxed to get a booster because the Vax doesn’t work

    While telling Everyone that the UnVaxed are putting the Vaxed in danger by not getting the Vax that didn’t protect the Vaxxed.

    While denying everyone proven alternatives to the Vax, but recommending unproven alternatives from the Vax manufacturers.

    Sure. You Betcha. Nothing funny going on at all. / Sarc Off.

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      David Maddison

      Just check the operations manual of the Left, Nineteen Eighty Four. It’s called doublethink.

      the concept of doublethink is the ability to hold two completely contradictory thoughts simultaneously while believing both of them to be true. It also refers to deliberately choosing to forget memories and losing the ability to form independent thoughts.

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      TedM

      Probably the best assessment of the current state of affairs that I’ve seen Lance. Excellent comment.

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    el+gordo

    Mild Xmas for south east Oz and the next three months are looking cool.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/outlooks/#/temperature/maximum/median/weekly/0

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    John Connor II

    Dec 19 update:
    357 Athlete Cardiac Arrests, Serious Issues, 204 Dead, After COVID Shot

    https://goodsciencing.com/covid/athletes-suffer-cardiac-arrest-die-after-covid-shot/

    Now say after me : the shot is safe (from scrutiny) and effective (at achieving the NWO objectives).

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      Chris

      Friday to Monday – 43C

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      Annie

      Yuk, too hot…

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        Graeme#4

        Not if you are sitting in comfortable air-conditioning, which I am.

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          Graeme#4

          And I should add that at those high temps, it’s very dry with low humidity and no flies. So it’s ok if you are only out in it for short durations.

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          clarence.t

          Only time solar panels are useful.. Air-conditioning during the day in an Australian Summer.

          Pity they don’t do much in providing energy for warming in the evening in winter. ! 😉

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            Graeme#4

            Yep. My solar system is producing around 30 kWh a day, with some days up to 38 kWh. Real handy when running an air con for most of the time.

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      KP

      Pfft.. like anyone would believe the BOM! All they ever tell you is the world is catching fire, even if its getting colder!

      We had the coldest two months all over NSW earlier this Covid outbreak, and all BOM could talk about was a 0.00zillionth increase in the overall Australian temperature!

      I check on thelongview. Kevin Long may not be always right, but he’s better than the BOM!

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    John Connor II

    Horowitz: The vaccines are working … exactly as they were designed

    It is now universally accepted that the vaccine first suppresses your immune system, possibly for six weeks following the first shot, before it provides any protection for a few months thereafter. To encourage people to vaccinate even more while the numbers are high is the surest way of enabling more people to get the virus. This will create an endless feedback loop, driving a vicious cycle of suppressed immune systems, vaccine-mediated viral enhancement, and excess mortality from both the side effects and from COVID, which in turn generates fear to pressure more boosters in the hardest-hit areas. The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is making boosters available for people to take every four weeks. Thus, the more the shots fail, the more the makers succeed.

    https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-the-vaccines-are-working-exactly-as-they-were-designed

    ** This only stops when enough people say NO! **

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    John Connor II

    COVID vaccines are “irreversible and potentially permanently damaging,” says Dr. Robert Malone, who explains why 16,000 physicians and medical scientists around the world signed a declaration publicly declaring healthy children should not be vaccinated for COVID-19.

    https://greatgameindia.com/covid-vaccines-irreversible-permanently-damaging/

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    John Connor II

    How stupid do they think we are ? Very, apparently.

    Maybe we’re on par with sheep, if ScoMo has any say on it.

    “Too much freedom makes people feel unsafe, a possible explanation of alarming myocarditis events.”

    Ok. Stop there. Can’t breathe. Laughing…

    https://www.algora.com/Algora_blog/2021/12/17/how-stupid-do-they-think-we-are

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      Steve of Cornubia

      Great. While a tsunami of heart-related deaths would be tragic in the extreme, I look forward to hearing why post-pandemic stress, climate change and too much freedom doesn’t affect the cardiac health of the unvaccinated.

      You see? There’s that diabolical control group thing again. It can’t be allowed.

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      Ronin

      Oh that is good, I wonder how long they workshopped that statement.

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    dinn, bob

    16,000 physicians.medical scientists declaration publicly declaring healthy children should not be vaccinated for COVID-19.
    https://balance10.blogspot.com/2021/12/16000-physiciansmedical-scientists.html

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    beowulf

    Pfizer and Microsoft sponsor the party of the new German Health Minister.
    No conflict of interest whatsoever. Nothing to see here.

    https://freewestmedia.com/2021/12/17/pfizer-and-microsoft-sponsored-party-of-new-german-health-minister/

    Pfizer and Microsoft, among others, were allowed to sponsor the Social Democratic Party’s latest congress. The SPD’s justification for this form of institutionalized corruption is their shrinking membership.

    Against the background of falling income and increasing expenses, sponsorship is essential for us. . .

    In other words: Because it is elected by so few citizens and has so few members, the SPD’s income has to be paid by corporate lobbyists.

    Together with Biontech, Pfizer has been producing an injection with unrestricted patent protection which was rigorously defended by the SPD even before the election. With a compulsory vaccination for health workers and perhaps soon a general vaccination requirement, Pfizer hopes that all citizens will be obliged to purchase its product, possibly every six months.
    This explains the SPD’s choice for the Minister of Health: The inveterate pharmaceutical lobbyist Karl Lauterbach.

    Time to check our own lobbyists-in-government for brown paper bag deals.

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      KP

      “The inveterate pharmaceutical lobbyist Karl Lauterbach.”

      They spelt invertebrate incorrectly..

      Backbones are not allowed in politics.

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    Ronin

    They say we have to learn to live with covid, well, I don’t call this living.

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    beowulf

    Better late than . . .

    Witches executed 300 years ago in Scotland are to be posthumously pardoned.
    That should be a relief to them.

    https://alethonews.com/2021/12/19/witches-executed-300-years-ago-to-be-posthumously-pardoned/

    Thousands of people, mostly women and girls, who were accused of witchcraft in Scotland hundreds of years ago are set to be pardoned following a two-year long campaign by the Witches of Scotland activist group.

    The women’s alleged crimes were reportedly as varied as causing hangovers to meeting with the Devil — and more than half of those accused under the Witchcraft Act between 1563 and 1736 were executed. According to estimates cited by the Sunday Times, some 85% of the victims were female.

    And while in the West, the prosecution of witches ceased by the late 18th century, elsewhere in the world witchcraft is still considered a crime. Saudi Arabia, for example, established an anti-witchcraft unit in 2009 and accused women have even been put to death. Similarly, the Central African Republic doles out extremely harsh punishments to those accused of being witches.

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      KP

      Yup, the un-vaxxed will be pardoned in a hundred years or two, once everyone who made their millions is dead and the dust has settled. I will be unsurprised to see the burning torches and the mobs with pitchforks out in the near future, hunting down the disobeyers.

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    beowulf

    FDA Should Need Only ‘12 Weeks’ to Release Pfizer Data, Not 75 Years, Plaintiff Calculates

    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/fda-pfizer-comirnaty-vaccine-data-twelve-weeks/

    The nonprofit group suing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the release of documents related to the approval of Pfizer’s Comirnaty vaccine calculated it should take the agency only 12 weeks with 19 reviewers working full-time to review and produce the documents.

    “Assuming a low average of 50 pages per hour per person, even to review the hundreds of thousands of pages the FDA estimates, the agency would need just 19 reviewers to work full-time for 12 weeks to review and produce these documents — which is a tiny fraction of its approximately 18,000 employees,” said PHMPT in a legal brief filed Monday.

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    beowulf

    Snowfall EVERY DAY Atop Kilimanjaro – Where Is Al Gore?

    https://climaterealism.com/2021/12/snowfall-every-day-atop-kilimanjaro-where-is-al-gore/

    In his 2006 Hollywood movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore solemnly warns that “Within the decade there will be no more snows of Kilimanjaro.” A decade and a half later, Al Gore’s glum prediction is not aging well. In fact, a look at today’s 7-day forecast for Kilimanjaro shows snow falling atop the mountain every day for the next week. Moreover, high temperatures atop the mountain will remain at least 10 degrees below zero every day atop the mountain.

    Abundant snow atop Kilimanjaro is nothing unusual. Not only does snow still fall atop Kilimanjaro, the mountain has had snow cover every single day since Gore made his movie. In fact, so much snow fell in 2018 that there were record increases in snow depth on the mountain.

    The author of the Just Kilimanjaro website recently reported that the entire mountain peak is covered with snow:

    “The writer of this article observed during this week’s flight closer to the mountain, recovering snow piled up, covering the whole mountain peak.”

    If Facebook and Big Tech are going to censor and ban global warming videos that they claim contain misinformation and factual errors, then Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” should be banned from the Internet.

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    David Maddison

    I’m shocked.

    You now how most of us in Australia froze during November 2021? Well, I was fully expecting the BoM to declare it the “hottest eeeevvveeerrr”.

    To my shock, and surely a new staff member must have forgotten to massage and “homogenise” the data, an honest summary was accidentally provided for November.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/aus/summary.shtml

    Overall, coolest November since 1999 for Australian national mean temperature

    Let’s see if it stays. I hope the new staff member doesn’t get in trouble for their error of honesty.

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    another ian

    “Is the Tide Finally Turning Against the Irresponsible Elites?”

    “Some common sense is coming out of the Nordic countries:”

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2021/12/21/is-the-tide-finally-turning-against-the-irresponsible-elites/

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    WXcycles

    Late during 28th into 29th Dec, ECM, in central US states a major cold dry pulse moving south to SSE, moves through much warmer and very moist gulf air, moving north to NNE. Looks dodgy for storms.

    Gets very cold in much of China from 24th to about the 29th Dec. Luminosity images at night should show if the grid has enough coal stocked yet.

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    MP

    This just fell into my in box, does not appear this is anywhere near ending.

    Business continuity planning
    The Queensland Government is working with agribusinesses to help prepare them for future COVID-19 incidents by adopting business continuity plans and COVID safe practices.

    These measures will help assist agribusinesses as COVID-19 cases are expected to increase in Queensland, putting at risk the supply of food and fibre due to staff absences and potential lockdowns.

    By adopting COVID safe measures, agribusinesses will minimise the impact of COVID-19 on their employees, business, and community. It is important that the Queensland community prioritise COVID-19 vaccination and booster vaccinations. Information about when and where to get your vaccination booster is now available.

    Agribusiness employers can protect their businesses from COVID-19 by adopting a business continuity plan (BCP), keeping records of COVID safe practices, getting tested, promoting vaccination and vaccination boosters, and using the Check In Qld app.

    Employees can protect themselves, their colleagues and their jobs from COVID-19 by getting vaccinated, using the Check In Qld app, following their employer’s COVID safe practices, and getting tested if they experience COVID-19 symptoms.

    Queensland agribusinesses can access business continuity planning resources by visiting our BCP eHub.
    For more updates, subscribe to Queensland Agriculture News here.

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    Tim Spence

    Angry Tesla owner blows up his car in protest at $22,000 cost of replacement battery.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_9aVzf5fC4

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      John+R+Smith

      The only person I know that has one is complaining about a “weird awful noise.”
      She’s searched and found many other’s have the same issue of unknown origin.
      She bought it new about 18 months ago.

      I’m giving it about 18 months for vax complaints.
      Given the history of Pharma, I’m figuring boosters to fix issues with the boosters.
      Those of course, will only be available to wealthy paying customers.
      (Come on, many medications already exist to deal with ‘side’ effects of other medications. Like GW is a side effect of anthropogenic plant food.)
      Dang, they’re good.
      I should have bought stock.

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      Kalm Keith

      Fantastic push back.

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      David Maddison

      Here is a better version of that video, mostly in English and with better explanations.

      https://youtu.be/DG9Izqp6WWU

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    David Maddison

    Why are the people not taking the the covid vaccine being blamed for its ineffectiveness?

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      Ian1946

      Because they don’t work, have unknown long term consequences and the uninjected don’t boost Pfizer’s bottom line. I think there is going to be “vaccine”:regret among the injected as their immune system is destroyed and never ending booster are needed just to stay alive.

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      PeterS

      It’s becoming a witch-hunt by the instigators of the scam by telling the vaccinated people to turn on the unvaccinated. That’s the how. As to why, well just follow the money.

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        WXcycles

        Advertising to sell stuff and the politics of control would be quite sufficient for the why. The love of money is the root of all evil.

        This is not to say I don’t recognize that a booster will be necessary for me, and I will be taking one on schedule, if/when a new dangerous variant is taking off.

        However, I spent the first half of Dec in hospital, with serious issues arising from two small tumors in the base of my spinal chord just above the junction where the chord diverges to go down both legs. Curiously, I got a fever, massive vomiting, and 2 weeks of incredible migraine with this, which I have never had, to go with that. Extreme light and sound sensitivity, hypertension regular swings between 155 to 225 (for a couple of weeks). Felt like a stroke was very likely. Almost no potassium in my system, and mild diabetes-2 diagnosed in my final 2 days in hospital (no sunlight, and not taking D3 any more while in hospital combined with a weakened state.

        OK, lots of people get similar issues every day, so big deal. Except for one thing, I have never spent a day, or a night, in a hospital, in my whole life since my week of birth prior to that.

        And almost never went to a doctor except for a pneumonia in 2008 which my immune system actually fought off by itself with a bit of Neurofen to ease the pain from a damaged rib cage (where it joins the spine) from coughing so much, for weeks. I could have gone to a hospital, but didn’t. So I don;t go to a hospital at the drop of a hat.

        To suddenly get so sick, from so many seemingly unrelated causes is very strange. I vomited 17 times in a single day was nauseous for 10 days, could not eat a thing. I had not vomited for about 20 years before that. And how do two small tumors in my spinal chord give me a fever for ~10 days, hypertension effects I’ve never experienced before, hyperglycemia, a massive migraine for weeks with hyper-sensitivity within all of my senses (my hearing dropped its level ~50%, is slowly returning), and hyper-pain elevation as a result of my senses going nuts.

        I currently have an entire middle shelf of my fridge dedicated only to housing my medicines and the boxes of legal narcotics for pain (which I’m trying to not use, as the side effects are not worth it).

        This, in a person who has only ever had scripts for antibiotics once or twice in my life. Suddenly I’m very sick. And this is just the beginning of it. So I’ll go back to hospital for biopsy and major surgery right when the ‘omi’ surge is building-up in QLD.

        What fun that will be. Most likely my surgery schedule gets delayed for months. You spinal chord is supposed to have spinal (brain) fluid in it and nerves, and nothing else. So you can imagine what it feels like to have something else growing in there. Put an electrode in your bum and the other on both soles of feet, and turn on a 240v mains AC, and you’re getting the idea of what that feels like. Add spasms of instantaneous full-cramps that last microseconds but occur randomly in rapid-fire clusters that last for 5 to 10 seconds until you’re screaming. This all came out of the blue, no warning, woke up one morning at end of November, and this is my new reality.

        Now I don’t know is this is related to immune destabilization from “Pfizer Comirnaty” juice additions, but as a raw fact, it began almost exactly 2 months after my second injection.

        Coincidence? I don’t know either way, there is no way I can know, but the correlation-not-being-a-causation, did gain my attention since.

        My suspicion is raised simply because even my doctors discounted that this entire edifice of symptoms could be related to my two small benign spinal-fluid tumors. They told me they think it is simply coincidence, that I had an infection (which they totally failed to locate with xray, 2 CT scans, 2 MRI scans, and 1 PET-scan and multiple physical checks and tests).

        I told my doctors the above, and they still discounted that the whole thing can be related to a unified cause.

        But I KNOW that it is unified, because it all symptoms started together, and on the same day, and that all the symptoms stabilized together, before I was discharged for the holiday period with a massive bag of drugs. I’m talking Coles plastic shopping bag sized bag, full of hard core drugs.

        There is no way in hell the range of symptoms was a coincidence. I can not believe that for even 1 second. But my doctors are discounting the possibility it’s all related. In fact I was seen to by multiple medical teams, one after the other, because none of them could tie it all together into a single diagnosis or syndrome that related to these benign tumor growths, that are in my spinal chord, with no other tumors found in my body.

        I have been taking 2,000 of D3 daily, for about 20 months, and a multi-vitamin/mineral (which for me is pretty extreme self ‘medication’) but it made no difference, I got real sick, literally over the course of 1 night and now I am doped up to the eyeballs just to operate and be outside of a hospital ward.

        But this is anecdotal so best disregard and think thoughts about known, knowns.

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          el+gordo

          ‘Ryan Maue, a senior meteorologist with a doctoral degree who works at WeatherBell Analytics says “Cross-equatorial flow at both upper and lower levels is part of the seasonal transition of the Western Pacific monsoon through boreal summer,” he said.’ (Washington Post)

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            WXcycles

            Yes flow does occur, normally, except this is not mere cross-equatorial ‘flow’, it is an west to East equatorial JET, that’s about half the width of the Pacific basin in the height of winter.

            Different critter.

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            WXcycles

            Just going to add this from JAN 24, 2018:

            https://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/airlines/a15874415/super-jet-stream-speed-records/

            200 mph in 2018, was noteworthy, and considered an exceptionally strong jet flow, but that is only 322 km/h

            And then this …

            Passenger plane rockets to 800 mph in screaming jet stream
            Caroline Floyd
            Meteorologist
            Tuesday, February 19th 2019

            This event was calculated from ADS-B data to be a 357 km/h jet – a north American record jetstream flow speed.

            And this …

            “ …. To be considered a Jet Stream, the accepted minimum speed limit is 60 knots. The speed of the Jet Stream is typically 100 kts (nautical miles per hour) but can reach 200 kts over North America and Europe in the winter. Speeds of 300 kts are not unheard of, particularly over south-east Asia. .”

            https://skybrary.aero/articles/jet-stream

            Maximum of 200 knots = 370 km/h.

            But in Feb 2020 the wind speeds I logged were up to 445 km/h, in jets that were much deeper, and wider, than any I have seen before, or since.

            Nor has anyone else recorded and discussed this, as far as I can tell.

            And these speeds were also were happening in the Southern Hemisphere, in SUMMER, up to 420 km/h, at the very SAME TIME.

            So no, what I’ve been logging can not be hand-waved away with some incidental blurb about routine upper and lower cross-hemispheric wind flows.

            Different critter.

            I know what those look like, I can show you plenty of that, but that’s nothing like a 250 km/h, west to east EQUATORIAL JET flow, that spans half the pacific basin’s W-E width!

            Globally, about 200 knots is acknowledged as the upper bound to jetstream speeds, which equals 370 km/h, and the last North American record was given by the US FAA, in Feb 2019, as 357 km/h.

            But 440 km/h to 445 km/h jets occurred several times over eastern Canada’s continental. coastal and off-shore areas, in Feb 2020.

            These things are new observations, of much faster speeds than anyone has seen before, jets with more width, far more depth (down to surface level in several cases I logged), and thus much higher total kinetic energy levels, MUCH HIGHER!

            Plus the creation of a completely novel Pacific Equatorial Jet, that as far as I can tell, has never been seen or described before.

            The difference between the 357km/h official record in Feb 2019, and the Feb 2020, 445 km/h observation, is a 24.7% increase in speed over the record, set only one year earlier.

            This is stupendous! So some guy casually talking about cross-hemisphere winds, is totally irrelevant to what I’m talking about.

            And this is all without even going into the locked locations of the NH zonal jet flow for 6 months, while this was all occurring.

            Nor the details about what occurred in the Southern hemisphere, which were even more spectacular.

            The typical maximum summer jet speed, globally, is usually about 215km/h max, but in the SH in Feb 2020, the wind speeds reached 420 km/h between Australia and NZ (and this is when the bush fires went nuts btw).

            215km/h –> 420km/h = 95.4% higher wind speed than typical maximum jet speed should have been in Summer!

            Do you get this?

            So no, this is not about some trifling cross-hemispheric wind flow excuse. I can show you what that looks like.

            So I really don’t want to have to explain this to you once again mate, because I have done this at least 10 times already and it’s getting tedious.

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              el+gordo

              Yes, but is it a global cooling signal?

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                WXcycles

                I don’t know.

                I think it is.

                As win speeds rose, and variability with it, and wind cools things down and increases evaporation and therefore clouds and trade flows, etc.

                So on net, I think it cools.

                Plus increased ultra-dry % rh air from the stratosphere falling to near ground level is consistent with higher OLR.

                So I can’t see this as NET warming.

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          el+gordo

          Apologies, momentary brain fade, meant for wx on jet streams further down.

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    dadgervais

    As a follow-up to https://joannenova.com.au/2021/12/totalitarian-medicine-the-us-government-is-effectively-fining-hospitals-if-they-use-ivermectin-or-anything-not-approved/

    It seems, Not Just US Gov:

    Veteran New Zealand doctor René de Monchy’s career came to an abrupt halt after refusing to be vaccinated. Wanting to remain “vaccine-free,” the physician of over 48 years was fired, banned from his hospital, and not allowed to say goodbye to his patients.

    The general practitioner and psychiatrist is shining a spotlight on the Globalist forces using Covid to help them seize control of New Zealand. The brave doctor questioned why doctors and patients receive monetary “vaccine” incentives. Furthermore, Dr. Monchy believes the actual number of people who have died from the vaccines is not reported, and relatives of those killed from the injection are receiving “hush money.”

    https://rairfoundation.com/exposed-doctors-receive-perverse-monetary-incentives-to-vaccinatehush-money-paid-to-victims-families/

    Many more eye-openers at: https://rairfoundation.com/

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    PeterS

    After some 20 years I stopped listening to 2GB soon after Alan Jones left it. This goes some ways to explaining why.

    Defending Premier Perrotett vs 2GB Radio host Ray Hadley

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      That guy needs to be locked up !…..
      ……for recording a video whilst driving on public streets !

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        PeterS

        I agree it’s a naughty thing to do but locked up?! A fine would do. Those who are propagating the CAGW and COVID-19 vaccination scams are the ones who need to be locked up.

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        PeterS

        In NSW fully licensed drivers and 300-1 (restricted drivers), it is illegal for a person to hold or even touch a phone while driving or riding – the exception being passing the phone to a passenger.

        This encompasses all phone functions – including checking a message or social media, entering data, streaming music, getting directions, speed information or live traffic updates, and even turning the phone off.

        Disobeying the rules attracts a $349 fine and 5 demerit points.

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    David Maddison

    Conservatives should never complain they don’t understand the Left. We have their instruction manual, Orwell’s “1984”.

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    Vicki

    Australian manager of Moderna just on Breakfast 9 TV promoting his product as a booster. I am beyond words.

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    Neville

    Here’s a long list of recent Net Zero Watch articles and you can scroll down to read the full story after the headlines.
    But energy prices are certainly exploding in Europe and more to come in 2022 and ALL FOR ZERO CHANGE to climate or temp or weather or ????
    Well worth a read.
    https://mailchi.mp/9a8ec5b40ecc/welcome-to-net-zero-europe-hit-by-perfect-storm-as-energy-prices-explode-185826?e=dcbe0ef09b

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      WXcycles

      The next 10 days in Europe has milder temps with a bit less snowfall (by which I mean compared to what’s been occurring so far this NH autumn and winter) so they may get way with grid stability for the next 2 weeks, if the CARBON-COMBUSTION-POISON supply is continuous and stable.

      But the cost incentive is the one most will respond too politically, anyway. Electron supply disruption is just an extra shunt to skewer politicians with before the next election. And stuff that lot, if that’s their best effort for the people’s interests.

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    David Maddison

    The Left love to preferentially promote people in positions of employment based upon some imagined disadvantage such as race, gender or ethnicity and impose employment quotas; while conservatives are more interested in the content of one’s character and abilities relevant go the job, in other words, merit.

    In the real world, it’s always very obvious if someone is a quota placement or a merit placement.

    Black US Presidential candidate Ben Carson said:

    “When you look at the philosophies of the two parties now, what I have noticed as a black Republican is that Republicans tend to look more at the character of people. And Democrats tend to look more at the color of their skin”.

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    PeterS

    Doesn’t require a lot of imagination to see where this technology could be applied, such as the internet of bodies currently being used for useful reasons. However, like other technologies, it can also be used for bad.
    Grapheal produces smartphone connected biosensors integrated in digital test strips and wearables, enabling on-site precision diagnostics & remote patient monitoring

    What Is the Internet of Bodies?

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      WXcycles

      This is a seriously needed tech Peter, and thank you for posting that, I just spent 10 days continuously hardwired to telemetry sensors and a data logger I carried everywhere, even in the shower. Wireless stick-on sensors with a wireless connection to a phone like module or a ward level room sensor network would have been a huge relief. The benefits for patient care, comfort, not to mention sleep and mobility … wow.

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    David Maddison

    The cruelty of the Andrews regime in Vicdanistan (Australia) needs to be addressed (similarly for the rest of Australia).

    E.g. those who have refused compulsory vaccination are not allowed to work, trade, attend public events or restaurants or even get a haircut or attend a beauty parlor.

    No one is standing up for the unvaxxed.

    It’s a cruel form of discrimination. The unvaxxed are not responsible for the vaccines being ineffective. Get a better vax and policies!

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    another ian

    “The best explanation of the supply chain problem I’ve ever read”

    Link at

    https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2021/12/the-best-explanation-of-supply-chain.html

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      PeterS

      Yes and the wide use of “just in time” procedures have only made the problem much worse. It has always been a disaster just waiting to happen, if not now then in the future. Sky-rocketing food prices will be one issue people will have to deal with somehow. Perhaps that’s why they have been developing robots that “feed” on dead people to supply their energy requirements.

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      Yep, JIT, Lean, WCM, etc etc are all variations on a theme that fundamentally are all about reducing costs, ..and of course there is the temptation to take that to the extreme .
      I have lived through most of these “methodologies” with much trepidation.
      All they do is weaken the links in the Supply Chain.

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    David Maddison

    It’s only a matter of time before the unboosted will be regarded as the unvaxxed.

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      PeterS

      True but the question is how many boosters will be mandated for how long given we’ve ordered over 200 million doses?!

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      another ian

      Remember how many boosters and how often the “pre 2015 redefinition vaccines” need?

      Time to emphasise that IMO

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      ando

      This story has already played out in places like Israel months ago but people refuse to use that thing glued to their hands with internet access and look things up for themselves. Channel 9 hires transsexuals to shout ‘vax up Australia’ every 5 minutes and the sheep go and line up for their shots. Insanity.

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    Neville

    Another well researched video and transcript from Dr Jim Steele and he again takes on the MSM narrative of increased co2 levels causing increasing storms etc.
    He also takes on the recent, clueless Mann claims about US tornadoes.
    There’s no doubt that the most violent/deadly F3 to F5 tornadoes have decreased over the last 70 years.
    Of course we also know that deaths from extreme weather events have decreased by 95% over the last 100 years.
    And population in 1920 just 1.7 billion and in 2021 7.8 billion. So any lay person can easily understand how our modern world is now much safer than earlier times. IOW FOSSIL FUELS have been a big WIN, WIN for everyone.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/12/21/how-pressure-systems-control-the-climate-part-1-decline-in-extreme-weather/

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      WXcycles

      Oh yes, but volcanic eruptions and great earthquakes are pretend weather events now too … so there is some statistical compensation for a lack of sufficient doom.

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    another ian

    “Glenn said in reply to John Michelmore…

    Exactly.This is the clincher…” is that fully vaccinated people may not know they have the Omicron variant.”
    So we need to have a booster using a leaky, unsafe vaccine that no one knows the long term side effects of, to hopefully, prevent you from getting a virus variant you may not even have symptoms of !

    Are these idiots completely unhinged, or is it more a case of ego and an unwillingness to admit that the vaccines they signed us up for, at huge cost, are next to useless as the virus mutates, as was predicted by experts our political leaders ignored.

    With large population movement recently, we are seeing spikes in infections…of vaccinated people.

    In a nutshell, the PM wants me to have a booster of a chemical cocktail that has caused thousands of deaths and nasty side effects, directly attributable to the injection, to perhaps stop me from catching Omicron, which I may not know I actually have unless I get tested…madness.”

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/12/ray-hadley-gets-owned-by-common-sense-aussie-cossack.html#comments

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      PeterS

      Are these idiots completely unhinged, or is it more a case of ego and an unwillingness to admit that the vaccines they signed us up for, at huge cost, are next to useless as the virus mutates, as was predicted by experts our political leaders ignored.

      Good question, one many of us have been asking for some time now. I suspect it’s one or the other or both depending on the individual in question.

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    KP

    Has anyone got figures showing how many people who are PCR positive actually have symptoms of sickness? What percentage went to their doctor because they were feeling crook?

    That figure always seems to be missing, yet it is the base of this whole pyramid of lies.

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      Neville

      Thanks for your link to Jim Steele EG , I tried earlier but was locked up for a while.

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      clarence.t

      How strange, he is basically saying everything I’ve been saying for a long time. 🙂

      Energy moves along temperature and pressure gradients.

      They are what controls energy movement in the atmosphere.

      Always struggling toward the gravity based equilibrium, but never able to get there for more than fleeting instances of time, because the Earth is constantly rotating and the atmosphere is always in flux.

      CO2 has absolutely zero effect on either temperature or pressure gradients..

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      WXcycles

      He nails the pressure aspects, of course, as the pressure-gradient between Highs and cold-core Lows, and their relative location an spacing is the single factor that controls jetstream flow speed, volume, and total energy level.

      The new factor missing in his explanatory article, is that the pressure gradient has persistently NET steepened globally, since at least Nov 2019, and also became locked in place, especially during its highest energy periods. Which periods used to be ONLY during Winters, but is now literally in any season and also in any hemisphere, and generally in both at once, which should never happen, and should be raising, meteorological alarm everywhere.

      But it’s way off the accepted/demanded imperial garment accessorizing narrative it is being very carefully ignored for as long as possible.

      They need some absolute idiot to keep pointing out that the clothes don’t fit the description of said clothes, before anyone is officially be allowed to actually notice this.

      The fact is, the NH Jet accelerated by 25% in 2019-2020 winter, and the SH jet accelerated about 65% above the speed it should have been in that corresponding southern summer. In fact, the hot southern hem was often faster and even more expanded than the NH jets were!

      So extreme events will be returning due to the extra volume speed and thus energy in the jets pushing up the variability, due to the net steepening of that global mid and upper troposphere pressure gradient, and thus to the much accelerated jet speeds.

      And what is steepening the pressure gradient?

      Enhanced levels of ultra-dry (% rh) air, infalling into the upper, mid and lower troposphere (even to surface level) from the LOWER STRATOSPHERE.

      And no one saw that coming, and almost no one is paying attention to it yet.

      But they will as they can’t keep ignore it forever, because it’s staying, for the past 3 NH winters (including this one).

      Watch the snow stack-up, earlier, deeper, and its fall to end later.

      That snow compacting is what grows glaciers and lowers the snowline altitude and increases the snow compaction catchment with time.

      A couple of decades later we’ll get the steady glacial extrusions down valleys as the overburden uphill increases.

      Millimeter level satellite geodetics should be able to log the increase in residual unmelted seasonal snow ‘bulging’ uphill, as this slowly takes place.

      If the current pressure gradient steepening between the subtropical jet continues fore a decade or two, that’s exactly what we are going to get.

      The jetstream as I post, @ 34,000 ft.
      https://i.ibb.co/YRKykTN/Which-is-the-Winter-hemisphere-2021-12-22-120312.png

      PS: that subtropical jet is gradually becoming a tropical jet too … and an equatorial jet, already.

      Scchhhh! … innocuous facts are heresies in a religion of official lies.

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    Furiously+Curious

    A narrative worth investigating; culturally similar countries moving in different directions?

    https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus/country/japan?country=JPN~KOR

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    Neville

    For once I agree with China and Russia and their stand against more UN POLITICAL idiocy should be applauded.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/12/21/russia-is-right-there-is-no-connection-between-climate-national-security-and-the-united-nations-mission/

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    another ian

    Another possibility for those looking for “somewhere else”

    I just saw a cartoon of a castaway on a deserted island whose message on the beach was

    “Leave me here”

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    KP

    Hard a-port with the ship of State!! Suddenly the models that bought us two years of grief are not to be believed.. Its time for backpedalling from our leaders, they have the laws they wanted in place and they realise the natives are getting restless.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/covid-hospitalisations-grow-in-nsw-but-icu-rates-steady-20211222-p59jg5.html

    Mr Morrison said decisions about booster timeframes are not for politicians to make, and downplayed reports about a Doherty Institute model predicting up to 200,000 cases a day by February. “We saw similar numbers [modelled] at the start of the COVID pandemic which were never realised,” he told Sunrise.

    https://www.health.gov.au/news/covid-19-omicron-update-from-cmo-professor-paul-kelly-0

    A preliminary scenario, of many being considered to help inform decision making, presents one of the worst case of all potential scenarios including assumptions that the Omicron variant is as severe as the Delta variant, an absence of hospital surge capacity, a highly limited booster program, no change to baseline public health and social measures and an absence of spontaneous behaviour change in the face of rising case numbers. None of these five assumptions represent the likely state of events, let alone all of them together, therefore presenting that scenario as the likely scenario that will occur is highly misleading.

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      Analitik

      Yes, all our “institutes” that do the modelling on which our governments base their policies always project worst outcomes just as the UK Sage group have admitted. It’s all part of the agenda to keep the narrative online and maintain control. Sadly, Jo seems to think their models are relevant rather than seeing that CoViD modelling is on par with climate change models when you compare projected outcomes vs actual observations.

      Our federal government has stupidly procured 151 million doses of the mRNA vaccines (thanks, Greg Hunt) and they are determined that we will use them, health considerations be damned.

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        Serp

        It’s a pity that the vaccine provisioning group isn’t managing our fuel and adblue reserves.

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          Re Adblue..
          I did a check of all local outlets, Servo’s, Repco, Supercheap, Dealerships, Garage’s, industrial/farm suppliers, etc etc….. None available anywhere !,..no sign of restocking .!
          Ebay has someone auctioning 1 ltr bottles…..currently $118 per litre ..!!
          I pity anyone with a empty adblue tank who needs to travel.

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    Rod

    Whistleblower says young fully vaccinated Australians are DYING due to vaccine complications

    An emergency room doctor in Australia revealed that those who are fully vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are dying in droves.

    The Australian doctor’s face and voice had to be obscured to protect his identity for fear of possible retaliation by Australian public health authorities and other government entities. “But I am blowing the whistle,” he proclaimed.

    https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-12-21-young-fully-vaccinated-australians-dying-vaccine-complications.html

    well..like I predicted. By xmas…

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      dying in droves

      ???…but only 8 deaths “with covid” yesterday ?……
      ..Hardy a “drove” ….or is he saying someone is hiding a bunch of bodies somewhere ?

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      WXcycles

      Wow, that’s a new concept on me. Looking forward to her expounding on that.

      I would use the money instead to get some proper statistically rigorous programs in place for monitoring coral cover and water quality, and monitoring the skill of weather and climate forecasting – and of coral bleaching.

      Funny thing is, this is what existed in AIMS long-term monitoring program reports during the mid-1990s.

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        el+gordo

        ‘The tides, and so much else that happens at coral reefs, has a lunar/moon influence – both the good and the bad. Coral spawning happens exactly 5 days after a full moon, and the worst coral bleaching events, which were in 1998 and then again in 2016, correspond exactly with the lunar (moon) declination cycle of 18.6 years.’ (Jennifer Marohasy)

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      Graeme#4

      Thought I had read this elsewhere. Did a quick scan of “Climate Change: The Facts”, Section 6. It was Ken Ring that promotes this concept.

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    John Connor II

    Welcome to your clean green NWO future oh sheeple.

    Australia has seen a rise in discarded face masks ending up as environmentally dangerous litter

    Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) found that every month the world uses 129 billion face masks – or, three million every minute – and most of them are disposable.

    “We know that, like other plastic debris, disposable masks may also accumulate and release harmful chemical and biological substances, such as bisphenol A, heavy metals, as well as pathogenic micro-organisms,” SDU pollution researcher Elvis Genbo Xu said.

    How much do they release for the repeated use wearer I wonder…

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/science/environment/2021/11/12/face-masks-pollution-litter/

    Switch to plastic bags to save the trees then switch back to eliminate the environmental impacts of plastics. Here we go again.

    C’mon Omicron – infect absolutely everyone so we can end this lunacy.

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    WXcycles

    Indications are of monsoon flow formation near Darwin on Xmas day that moves over the top end an into the gulf, then over SE corner of gulf roughly toward Townsville as rain depression then stands, across the coast near T/vile on about 31st Dec, in an elongated coastal trough. Wet season from Xmas.

    10 day rainfall map:
    https://i.ibb.co/YTbbDP0/Rainfall-next-10-days-2021-12-22-170931.png

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    robert rosicka

    Funniest Biden clip on the net right now .

    https://m.facebook.com/profile.php

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    another ian

    “CNN Medical Analyst Wen: ‘Don’t Wear a Cloth Mask,’ Non-Surgical Masks Are ‘Facial Decorations’ ”

    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/12/21/cnn-medical-analyst-wen-dont-wear-a-cloth-mask-non-surgical-masks-are-facial-decorations/

    Queensland “The Smart State” trailing in the wake of CNN!

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