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Canadians increasingly support Truckers, Freedom. Trudeau may have to declare National Emergencies Act!

The Canadian people are becoming increasingly sympathetic to the Truckers views on the pandemic with every passing day and less impressed with Trudeau. He looks weak and out of step. As a desperate face-saving manouver — hypothetically (and pathetically) he could remove the mandates but disguise it with chest beating “action” — hoping he looks strong rather than defeated. That’s what Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario has just done. Ford announced he will end the mandates. So the Truckers won, but he will effectively punish them all the way home to make sure they don’t do it again, and it doesn’t look like they won.

In the same spiteful small spirit, even though the Ambassador Bridge is apparently reopened, Trudeau is rumoured to be ready to invoke the Emergencies Act — something designed to be used when lives are endangered, or the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Canada is threatened.

Ezra Levant says:

Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act after the FLQ terrorist group started kidnapping, murdering and putting bombs in mailboxes.

Justin Trudeau is invoking the same powers to deal with peaceful protests that he happens to hate.

But with polls shifting against him, especially among young progressive age groups, Trudeau is going to have to end mandates one way or another. And leaders all over the world are hoping he can Do It Fast, and without looking like the working class won. They’re all afraid their own deplorables will realize how powerful Truck Convoys are.

Canadian opinions are shifting fast:

To understand what a transformation there has been in just four weeks, consider the polls a month ago that were, golly, quite shocking. In mid January, as many as 67 per cent of Canadians wanted the government to impose further measures on the unvaccinated population, with nearly half (49 per cent) of the respondents blaming the unvaccinated. In another January poll, 37 per cent said it would be acceptable to deny the unvaccinated publicly-funded health care — and 27 per cent that it would be OK to go to put them in jail. How did it come to this?’

But now, “Two-thirds of Canadians believe it’s time to drop COVID-19 restrictions and begin living with the virus, according to a new poll.” And “56 per cent of Canadians say the unvaccinated should not be pressured into getting the shot.”

In an IPSOS poll, 46% now say the Truckers frustrations are legitimate and they are worthy of sympathy. Among the under 34 year olds that figure is an amazing 61%.

The ground was being pulled out from underneath Trudeau, and often by the younger demographic, his voters, who now see a faster way to get their freedom back than waiting for their fourth shot.

Ontario will stop up Vaccine Mandates on March 1:

TORONTO — Ontario is ending its vaccine certificate system on March 1, when capacity limits will lift as well, Premier Doug Ford announced Monday — although Ford said masking requirements will remain for now.

Amazingly Ontario’s top doctor has just realized “We have the level of protection we need”.

Nothing to do with the Truckers. Just a coincidence:

Ford insisted the step is not a result of pressure from anti-vaccine mandate protesters.

“Today’s announcement is not because of what’s happening in Ottawa or Windsor, but despite it,” he said.

And to prove that Trucker-protests don’t have any effect on politicians, Ford declared a State of Emergency, and threatened to fine and jail people, and sieze their cars and licenses forever.

Ford: To those of you who are still there, there will be serious consequences,… Anyone who breaks the rules under the emergency order, such as by blocking up major travel areas like 400-series highways or international border crossings, may be subject to a fine of up to $100,000 and up to a year of jail time.

Let me be clear: If you choose to use your vehicle to create chaos, you will lose that vehicle, and your licence, plain and simple,” Ford said.  And, according to the premier, these repercussions will be permanent.

So there. You’ll never work as a Truck driver ever again! As Ezra Levant points out, even murderers don’t lose their ability to earn a living “forever”.

Meanwhile the police are now reduced to sabotaging excavators “to keep the peace”

Near the Alberta border protest, three excavators were parked on private land, with permission and within view of the highway at Coutts. The RCMP asked them to move their equipment out of sight of the highway, which the drivers obligingly did. The police didn’t mention that the reason they were moved “out of sight” was so they could vandalize them without an audience.

The police say they damaged the equipment because it might have been used in the blockade.

One twitter wit wondered if people can disable police cars if they suspect they might be used “illegally” in the future.

Another asked if the police had permission from the owner or a court order duly signed by an appropriate official.

The police are supposed to stop criminal damage, not do it themselves.

Tristan Hopper says: Trucker blockades now Canada’s leading cultural export

Today’s random nation of protest is Israel:


It’s the same all over the world:

Meanwhile hackers leak names of ‘Freedom Convoy’ donors after GiveSendGo breach

The hackers clearly hate the protesters, stole their personal details and will give that information to left wing journalists and academic researchers (who also hate them):

On Monday, GiveSendGo’s website said it was “under maintenance,” hours after the site was hijacked and redirected to a page believed to be controlled by the hackers, which no longer loads. The redirected page condemned the trucker…

A short time later, nonprofit leak site Distributed Denial of Secrets said it had received 30 megabytes of donor information from GiveSendGo, including self-reported names, email addresses, ZIP codes and IP addresses.

Distributed Denial of Secrets, a site known for hosting sets of leaked data involving far-right groups, said that the data would only be provided to researchers and journalists.

It’s just another way to intimidate and threaten people who don’t obey Big-Government. Some smaller minds are already using the list to Dox coworkers as “insurrectionists” for demanding essentially what two-thirds of Canada wants. Clearly most Canadians should thank the donors. Will Big Government investigate and track the hacker-criminals?

In other news in the Information War, some are trying to blame the Freedom Convoy for an arson attempt in Ottawa. Rebel News called the police and spoke to the manager of the building and discovered that no one has any evidence that arson took place. Just so you know.

h/t Beowulf

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    TdeF

    Socialists like Trudeau cannot resist absolute power. If power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Or he may just be a prince of the realm in the Trudeau dynasty with the tin ear of Louis XVI or Nicholas II. Either way his running away and hiding at Versailles is not a good look.

    One of the ironic results of the French revolution and the public slaughter was that almost the last execution by guillotine was the absolutist Maximilian Robespierre who was largely responsible for the mass executions of his enemies and anyone he wanted. The people had finally had enough of the arbitrary use of total power. And the same guillotine which had executed his enemies then executed 45 Robespierrists including Maximilian himself and the terror was over.

    And then you get the lackeys of the Chinese Communist party like Xi’s friend Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. The one who broke his back after dressing for work, as you do. Look! A flying pig!

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      Jojodogfacedboy

      Then you also have the US PGA golf tournament this past weekend with thousands of people as spectators with absolutely no restrictions.
      Quite an impressive(super spreader) event where we in Canada are still caged by our politicians.
      Pissed is an understatement as we’re being lied to by our mainstream media on how infected the rest of the world still is and we need more government mandates.

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        TdeF

        The truckies are doing a great job, not only for Canada and they are inspiring the world from Israel to Canberra. A very popular uprising, there is no one person to lock up, no head to cut off. And the truckies are doing it like Gandhi, passively. Jumping castles. Gandhi chose a passive protest at a salt pan and his followers were met with endless cold blooded violence and the world, especially Englishmen at home saw the other side of British rule and they did not like it.

        In 1905 it took firing live salvos and sending Cossacks on horseback charging with sabres swinging against the unarmed men, women and babies and priests in St. Petersburg to destroy the total faith the people had in the Tsar.

        The Trudeau dynasty is over, destroyed by arrogance, cowardice, intransigence and incompetence. A Prime Minister might win a minority government but if he abuses the entire population, he is finished forever. He had his chance to show his mettle and failed miserably. He will not recover. And the young people who voted for socialism saw the face of real tyranny and they did not like it. Trust in socialist governments is being shattered around the world. And the Wuhan Flu plague will end this month. Omicron and the truckies have done it. Unless Trudeau sends in the Cossacks. Then it will get worse for everyone.

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        TdeF

        And the golf is an example of incidental propaganda, the truth escaping.

        In the USSR in the 1980 there was control on media but television is a hungry medium so a lot of Australian teleseries made it though. Home and away. And the ordinary Russians saw people without a care, going to the beach, chasing the girls, having petty problems. And they had a lot of food, drinks, good clothes, cars, petrol and soap and perhaps even toilet paper. And not a care in the world. So what the government was telling them was a lie. Life was really terrible under communism.

        In the modern world the extreme left media support any oppressive socialist government, but people can see for themselves at a benign golf tournament that ordinary Americans can now go out and watch the golf without restrictions in sunshine on green grass. That is catnip to a frustrated locked up population in mid winter. Freedom!

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      Lance

      There is nothing more dangerous in all the world than an Idiot who believes himself to be a Genius.

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    PeterS

    Looks like the fight for freedom is not letting up and instead spreading. One side or the other has to give up. Let’s hope the despot governments surrender. If they do the next line of business is to have the leaders made accountable. That’s going to be much harder.

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      Some dozen countries have ended all covid restrictions and are attempting to just live with the virus.

      Let’s hope Canada catches up with the others but they are not leading the pack and instead seem to be pretty restricted as I understand Victoria still is.

      Hopefully the pressure will be kept up so Canada and Australia so they can rejoin other nations but I don’t think I will ever forget the extreme measures that Oz police have taken over the last 18 months.

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        Kippax

        I certainly won’t forget. Whilst the Victorian police actions were overt, allegedly, the recent actions in Canberra were snide. Telling the port-a-loo companies NOT to supply port-a-loos, jamming the phone towers, clearing protesters from a farmer’s land (who had apparently given permission) and some suggestions of hypersonic weapons. I certainly had a mild headache, wife had a bad migraine and other ‘s have reported the same.

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          Minasan konnichiwa. You probably had covid. It also made you believe completely false things.

          Since when have thousands of people descending on a city/town ever been allowed to just do as they want. You got EPIC and then you abused your welcome. Be motivated. bye for now.

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            wal1957

            BLM
            Antifa
            Aboriginal activists
            Trade unionists
            etc

            Short memory span?

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              Do you? Those people were dealt qwith in exactly the same manner. What was different wal?

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                robert rosicka

                Don’t remember mobile phones being jammed or sound weapons being used on other protests but glad to be proven wrong Gee Aye .

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                You don’t remember because you don’t know as you wern’t a part of those demonstrations.

                Apart from that, those things never happened. Making excuses for running out of batteries for the phones and bad food handling for the gut feelings..

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                wal1957

                Now you are rewriting history?

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                robert rosicka

                And you were ?

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                wal… what was different?

                Robert no. You have no evidence of sound weapons at the freedom rally and no evidence they weren’t at BLM. You have your claims though so that’s nice.

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                robert rosicka

                Gee Aye you conveniently forgot the mobile phone jamming , footage from the Ozzie Cossack clearly shows the device and when I looked up what it was the photo / footage of the device exactly match . The feds have brought the devices as have a few states and other footage shows the cops wearing hearing protection , which is something I can’t find elsewhere . If it quacks like a duck !

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                I conveniently forgot nothing. Show us your evidence. And the evidence that other protests were not treated the same.

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                OMG… that’s hilarious. Imagine aiming those weapons and jammers straight at themselves. Gee I hope the 5G vax bees didn’t sting you.

                btw it is Aussie Cossack.

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                robert rosicka

                Prove me wrong I said ! Which you can’t so you go to your standard response of distract . Want me to paste that bit from your “Well read website” where you explain how you use this tactic ? Yeah the one with the DDT MSDS that clearly shows it “may” it “could” etc etc be bad .so prove me wrong leaf , I’ve made the claim you live in Canberra should be easy .

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        OldOzzie

        Tonyb,

        this one tweet by Rep Thomas Massie – The vaccine that redefined vaccination

        (which I have sent to list of MPs) sums up the Hoax that the Elites have put upon the World

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      Jojodogfacedboy

      The ‘Bouncy Castles Insurrection’ is what Trudeau and our politicians really have a hard time with.

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    John R Smith

    Ontario to lift vaccine passports March 1.
    Has nothing, nada, zilch to do with truckers.

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/1fnYF2darAPp/

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    Lawrie

    I wonder how mthe police can ever regain the confidence of those they are sworn to serve, us. Acting more like the Stasi of East Germany they no longer deserve respect especially when they engage in saboutage of machinery and fuel. While our focus is on the Canadian thugs we should never forget the way grandmas and pregnant women were treated here. Some of our supposedly fine policemen used excessive force on protesters and seemed to enjoy it. I note when the wharfies were on strike against Patricks in the 1990s the cops were playing cricket with them while failing to help trucks get through the blockade. The cops are leftists just like their bosses. Then again most people working for government and taking taxpayer money are socialists having never created a business or employed a worker they are more like parasites sucking the lifeblood of the industrious.

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      James Murphy

      I’m not sure why people think the police have sworn an oath to serve or protect the public. Maybe this is true in some perts of the world, who knows…
      The south Australian oath, and the victorian oath dont say anything about serving the public. I guess each state and territory is roughly the same.

      The SA oath for police officers is thus:
      I, AB, do swear [or I, AB, do solemnly and truly declare and affirm] that I will well and truly serve Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Her heirs and successors according to law, as a member of South Australia Police, without favour or affection, malice or ill-will; that to the best of my power I will cause Her Majesty’s peace to be kept throughout the State and prevent the commission of offences against the peace or against the laws of the State; and that I will faithfully discharge all duties imposed on me as a member of South Australia Police—[So help me God!]

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      Jojodogfacedboy

      He wants to force tow truck operators to help the government in which they haven’t been doing.
      I guess using the excuse that they got ‘Covid’ doesn’t apply now.

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      Rick W Kargaard

      As an Albertan and a Canadian I am totally committed to supporting the truckers convoy.
      However I have seen no evidence as yet that the damage to the heavy equipment at Coutts border crossing was perpetuated or instigated by the RCMP.
      There are a host of other possibilities like others trying to discredit the police. The bad actors are not all on one side.
      The action does not sound at all typical off a generally excellent police force.
      I am reserving judgement. Whatever the case it is likely the action of bad apples on one side or the other.

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    yarpos

    Emergency powers, obsessive control freakery, name calling and labelling, send in the head kickers, police at your door over Farcebook posts, run away when things get awkward, deny reality.

    Trudeau and Andrews have so much in common.

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      Yarpos

      My previously benign view of Australia has been completely changed by the appalling behaviour of Oz police.

      I hope they and the state governments that instructed them will be properly dealt with. In the case of the Police by widespread sacking, apologies and their fundamental reform and in the case of the government by throwing them out at the first opportunity

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        Steve of Cornubia

        But who would do the sacking?

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          In Britain the commisioner should discipline members of the police force or be sacked by the Home secretary . I don’t know what the equivalent hierarchy is in Australia but there must be some mechanism that could be implemented

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            Forrest Gardener

            Similar TonyB but my follow up question is what to do when your Home Secretary is the one orchestrating the police violence?

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          davefromweewaa

          It’s a great opportunity for LDP, UAP and One Nation. Just make it their platform that they won’t support any government unless the entire Police force are required to reapply for their jobs. Coupled with an advertising campaign showing all the excessively nasty, thuggish policing and making it clear perpetrators won’t be re hired.

          Promising to restore faith in our public institutions should be very fertile ground for these parties.

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            tonyb

            Yes, it should be very fertile ground. Unfortunately it seems a large percentage of the public all over the world approved of lockdowns and strong actions by the police. So I suspect that rather than be punished, that the governing parties will do quite well.

            Whether enough people will remain outraged over what the authorities did over the last 18 months to remove them remains to be seen especially as events start to fade.

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    Gerry

    The mainstream media are such bad actors in the whole woke mess around the world ….they could care less about non-elites. It’s been like this for decades and I reckon it started with journalism going to universities. You don’t need a degree in journalism to be a journalist ….just know how to read and edit a press statement …..the degree is used to infiltrate and further infest the mind of an impressionable youth who assumes s/he has a superior right to be heard.

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      Kalm Keith

      On a similar tack, Picasso would be astounded to see that he has inspired University Departments to teach people how to express themselves on canvas, in stone and online creating images to engage others.
      All covered by your tax dollars to pay the interest on money the government has needed to borrow from China.

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        RickWill

        All covered by your tax dollars to pay the interest on money the government has needed to borrow from China.

        You would have a very difficult time finding evidence to support that nonsense.

        Australia has a trade imbalance with China; massively in Australia’s benefit. Why do you think they stopped buying Australia coal:
        https://www.abs.gov.au/articles/australias-trade-goods-china-2020

        USA and Germany are the big beneficiaries of Australia’s trade. Australia benefits hugely from trade with Asian countries.

        All of the federal debt is denominated in AUD. There is a limitless supply.

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          Kalm Keith

          Chynah has a limitless supply of money to invest in Pacific island nations and through their recent acquisition, Victoria.

          True, I didn’t check where Australia has borrowings from but Australia has a current imbalance of $1,450 trillion designated in AUD. How is the government covering that lack of cash? Or don’t they have to.

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            RickWill

            Or don’t they have to.

            Australia creates its own money in computer code. It costs literally nothing to create. Who holds the government debt does not matter because the government can always create more money from nothing to pay interest if needed. The Japanese hold a reasonable amount of Australian Treasuries as they have a positive interest rate. The Japanese bond rates have been negative since 2016 so Australia’s roughly 2% yield on Treasury bonds looks good.

            In the big picture the federal government debt is well covered by the AUD3.4tr held by Australian’s in super funds.

            Australia is not yet a net saver but the current account has improved dramatically since the SKI (Spending Kid’s Inheritance) tourism was put on hold. My Brother-In-Law is running out of time to spend his relatively small fortune. He has no dependents so he is one that is helping the current account.
            https://tradingeconomics.com/australia/current-account

            Australia’s net position has improved slightly during covid:
            https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/economy/international-trade/balance-payments-and-international-investment-position-australia/dec-2020

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              Mike Jonas

              “the federal government debt is well covered by the AUD3.4tr held by Australian’s in super funds”. True. But guess where the government will go for funds when it needs them.

              Having unsustainable debt is reckless. Having savings in super is prudent.All governments reward the reckless and punish the prudent.

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                Kalm Keith

                Good, and how can the Federal government use the “super” funds as security when it’s other people’s money.

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              wal1957

              It costs literally nothing to create. Who holds the government debt does not matter because the government can always create more money from nothing to pay interest if needed.

              Wow!
              Mind boggling!
              Venezuela ring any bells?

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          Ted1

          Methinks you have failed to understand that Australia’s debt is linked to China via the rest of the world, notably the US.

          How much does the US owe China? How much do we owe the US?

          About that tied up coal. Could that have been because CV19 had disrupted industry generally?

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            Kalm Keith

            I believe at one time in the not so distant past that China had acquired a lot of securities based on U.S. currency.

            When the U.S. got into trouble they would have been in a mess if China had redeemed it’s deposits.

            I think that the problem was fixed by devaluing the U.S. Dollar and inflating away their debt to China.

            China got irritated by that.

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    David Maddison

    I was concerned that most people would accept the tyranny being imposed on us, and that certainly is the attitude of the Left and the legacy media. The pro-freedom movement is impressive.

    The Left and their media agents see freedom and democracy as a problem, not as a goal.

    However, I am quite impressed by the large numbers of people in the Western world, although not necessarily a majority, and despite the propaganda and censorship of the Leftist legacy media; who still love and celebrate freedom.

    The entire American Revolutionary War which won freedom for the American people didn’t involve a majority of people and neither will this war which is non-violent on the pro-freedom side although the police/Government in Australia have shown their propensity to use paramilitary police, armoured personnel carriers, chemical agents such as capsicum spray, “rubber” bullets, sonic weapons such as LRADs and shutting down the cellular phone network as was claimed to have happened in Canberra in the area of the freedom protest and harassing and assaulting individual independent journalists such as Avi Yemeni. All these Government actions are characteristically un-Australian and anti-freedom.

    Hopefully the freedom-loving people of Australia and elsewhere will win their freedom because otherwise we are heading for very dark times indeed.

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      Serp

      All I can think of is the taking of revenge against the authors of the gross misfeasance under which we have suffered; it’s all well and good to hear “revenge is mine saith the lord” and to be told “revenge digs two graves” but there has to be a place for atavistic savagery.

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    William Astley

    Canada has a health care emergency. Trudeau is too busy playing politics, to notice. Canada should immediately stop all first release RNA vaccination to prevent further damage to the health of Canadians.

    There is evidence that the first release RNA vaccines are interfering with our bodies’ internal signalling mechanisms causing complex problems (this explains the US DOD service personal’s increase in incidences of cancer, neurological problems, and so on) in our body. Omicron is roughly as deadly as the flu and is not causing these problems.

    https://d197for5662m48.cloudfront.net/documents/publicationstatus/75311/preprint_pdf/7204e73a5bc787e851c8d15a3e538ec7.pdf

    Innate Immune Suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccinations
    “In this paper, we present the evidence that vaccination, unlike natural infection, induces a profound impairment in type I interferon signaling, which has diverse adverse consequences to human health.

    …We also identify potential profound disturbances in regulatory control of protein synthesis and cancer surveillance. These disturbances are shown to have a potentially direct causal link to neurodegenerative disease, myocarditis, immune thrombocytopenia, Bell’s palsy, liver disease, impaired adaptive immunity, increased tumorigenesis, and DNA damage.

    We show evidence from adverse event reports in the VAERS database supporting our hypothesis. We believe a comprehensive risk/benefit assessment of the mRNA vaccines excludes them as positive contributors to public health, even in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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      RickWill

      This may make the case for the AZ vaccine. The majority of 60+yo in the UK and Australia had the AZ vaccine.

      Clinically, the only way that the impact of the vaccines can be separated from long-covid is to remove anyone who has had the virus from the study. That will be a difficult task in the USA because most of the population has had covid.

      The latest treatment protocols for covid is to dull the immune response. It is the immune response that is literally flooding the lungs.

      In terms of public health, the vaccine mandates have been counterproductive in most jurisdictions. In Victoria, the riots were super spreader events when Delta was still in the community. The riots died out because people got sick; notably John Setka.

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        OldOzzie

        RickWill The majority of 60+yo in the UK and Australia had the AZ vaccine

        The problem is the Booster was Pfzier.

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          RickWill

          The problem is the Booster was Pfzier.

          It was whatever you asked for. In my case the booster was AZ.

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            Kalm Keith

            Do you know someone in the system?

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              PeterPetrum

              The nurse at our medical centre said I could have AZ for the booster but Pfizer was recommended. I wish I had stuck with AZ!

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            Ronin

            I hadn’t realized you could specify, I’m hanging out for Novavax but don’t think it is authorised.

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              David Maddison

              In Australia Novavax has not been approved as a booster.

              The problem is that Novavax, Inc. is not part of the Big Pharma club so can’t afford the lobbying or political “donations” to make it permissible for injection #3.

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            OldOzzie

            It was whatever you asked for. In my case the booster was AZ. Not True – when my Wife who had had 2 shots AZ came to Booster only Pfzier here in Sydney – nothing else.

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        Forrest Gardener

        According to worldometer as of today there have been a total of 79,409,422 cases in the USA which is a little under 24%.

        The facts contradict your statement that in the USA “most of the population has had covid”.

        And while we are talking facts I’d be interested in your take on why the daily confirmed case numbers are behaving the way they are in say Australia where case numbers have reached a little over 11%.

        After all less than 20,000 per day and falling isn’t such a very large number compared to an average flu season. Perhaps omicron isn’t quite as infectious as the authorities suggest.

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          RickWill

          You two statements make my point.

          After all less than 20,000 per day and falling isn’t such a very large number compared to an average flu season.

          Who is going to report a sniffle? My daughter-in-law was reasonably certain she had covid because her 4yo tested positive, 1yo tested positive and my son tested positive. She did three RATs without a positive so had a PCR test and that was positive. The only reason she did the PCR was so she could get time off work to take some of the childminding load off my son because the kids were not permitted in school or day care while infectious. I do not know if the grandsons’ or my son’s cases were reported.

          How accurate is the reported data on flu. Have you had the flu without it being reported? I certainly have.

          So how accurate is the reported data on omicron. The reported cases for omicron in the USA peaked at three times the peak of the first wave. If there are 800k reported daily cases then I expect the ability to get anywhere near the actual number of cases is unrealistic. The case data is now pointless.

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        Grogery

        the riots were super spreader events

        Riots?

        The best example of what looked anything like a riot was the police firing rubber bullets into innocent citizens at the Shrine.

        Absolutely disgraceful.

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        Ross

        Not sure what riots you are referring to in Victori?? There were no riots. There were mostly peaceful freedom protests. The biggest superspreader events (in order ) were Melbourne Cup, Christmas and New Years eve celebration. The latter where mostly vaccinated people spread COVID to other vaccinated people and caused the Omicron spike.

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          RickWill

          I would argue that charging police with intent to do injury and throwing glass bottles at reporters is a riot.
          https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-victoria-update-large-anti-lockdown-protest-in-melbourne/f3c51ad2-5fde-4d15-a4d9-5bf6ece1d0c3

          The fact that “riot” police were deployed gives a hint that it was a RIOT.

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            Ross

            You could argue, but you would be wrong. I watched substantial footage of Freedom protests via independent news feeds. The majority of people were very peaceful and respectful of police. I did however see lots of footage of police, pepper spraying protestors, knocking down protestors. Also some very horrible footage of protestors body slammed by police for no apparent reason. There was also video of police firing rubber bullets at retreating peaceful protestors. There was 1 single incident of a can of drink thrown at a MSM reporter probably by a disgruntled CFMEU member. There was no riots- there were peaceful protests.

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            Ronin

            “The fact that “riot” police were deployed gives a hint that it was a RIOT.”

            A bit simplistic, eh what.

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            Ronin

            “I would argue that charging police with intent to do injury.”

            Firing rubber bullets would be evidence.

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            Forrest Gardener

            There are a couple of thresholds for calling something a riot.

            First the authorities need to declare a riot. Second the riot act must be read to the rioters.

            I have seen no suggestion that either of the thresholds was passed in Victoria.

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    RickWill

    An interesting report on Federal MP from Victoria Russell Broadbent on his covid experience. I think he might be following this blog:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-14/liberal-mp-promotes-taking-ivermectin-for-covid-19/100828744

    Victorian backbencher Russell Broadbent contracted COVID-19 last month and said he “wasn’t too worried” at the time.

    “My health advice over the last 12 months has had me on had me on vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc and B1 and other supplements to improve my immune system,” he told Parliament.

    “I also had access to ivermectin, which [my wife and I] both immediately went on as soon as I tested positive.”

    In the newspaper article he stated he had 3 to 4 days of tough going but not life threatening. Assuming it was omicron, older vaccinated people I know who have had it have had very mild symptoms.

    My 1yo old grandson in the UK has probably had the worst omicron experience that I am personally aware of. He had fluctuating fever over 5 days. His 4yo older brother, who brought the virus into the household, had sniffles for a couple of days. Their vaccinated mother did not test positive with using RAT but did with PCR. All are now clear.

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      David Maddison

      <<>>

      A politician who can read and think for himself?

      That’s impressive.

      He is a Liberal Party* member so I wonder if they’ll expell him for the sin of having independent thoughts?

      (*For overseas readers, that’s our pretend conservative party utterly committed to the anthropogenic global warming fraud and covid mismanagement.)

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    Peter Fitzroy

    These protests are very similar to the ‘March on Rome’ back in the day

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    GlenM

    Balanced reporting of the issue from the ABC/sarc. Misinformation,disinformation they say. Being stupid lackeys they are maybe.

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    Mark Allinson

    Things may be changing – imagine an article like this being allowed just a few months back:

    DAN WOOTTON: Canada shows how the end of Covid is going to bring a long-overdue reckoning for the so-called liberal leaders who are still trying to use it to oppress their people and steal their freedoms

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10511693/DAN-WOOTTON-Canada-shows-end-Covid-going-bring-long-overdue-reckoning.html

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      David Maddison

      Yes. There must be consequences, serious ones such as trials with criminal sanctions, for all politicians and public serpents who have participated in using covid (and the anthropogenic global warming fraud) to destroy our freedoms and Western Civilisation in general.

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        Forrest Gardener

        We can all dream David. But unless you can identify which drone in the collective is responsible then none of them can be held to account.

        That’s why they behave the way they do. There is no accountability whatsover unless of course one of them hurts another’s feelings then there is hell to pay.

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    another ian

    I’ve had a breathing problem for about 10 years which the medical knowledge we are supposed to trust didn’t solve. Had to uncurl several times to get breaths while pulling a sock on. Even a major inspection in a big city hospital, where I passed on heart, lungs and head. I did learn that I didn’t have a lot of things though!

    Via a couple of realist blogs (including this one) I started on Vit D and then followed with Vit C and zinc. About 2 years ago I did a shopping run to our local centre (which had bulk tourists) from my usual property isolation and a couple of days later came down with running nose, sore throat and heightened breathing problems. Got tested negative for the Peking Pox due to family about to crossing borders etc.

    And broke out the supply of IVM sheep drench.

    The result was an end to the breathing problems – from having 4 to 5 spells while unloading 40 bags of a pallet of supplement to taking none. And from having to put the water bottle down to get a breath after about 5 mouthfuls to being able to take about 12.

    Several recurrences have been treated the same way.

    And anyone talking up the “dangers” of that product didn’t read the MDS – it can be argued that the biggest danger is from the water you are told to drink in case of ingestion or to wash off any spills.

    In agricultural chemical use we are supposed to rotate products to minimise build up of resistance. Animal products based in IVM have virtually been removed from the market, So I don’t thank the TGA for removing one of not many that we had to choose from.

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      another ian

      This was supposed to follow Rick at #9

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        another ian

        And re a prior comment on horse pastes having other ingredients –

        Seems the ones with IVM only are still available in US but you might have to be there when the shelves are stocked. Seems widely used

        And I noticed that one Oz supplier still seems to have one of the IVM cattle pour-ons available but only gives shipping rates to USA

        People are familiar with “RTFM” – notice all those poisoning cases that didn’t get reported?

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    philemon

    More live stream from Ottawa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4BaLPzhUms

    Truckers getting Valentine’s from supporters, unfazed by Turd-dope’s idiocy.

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    Turtle

    Great work Jo. Honk!!!

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    another ian

    More on the “Canadian emergency” via SDA

    “Must go thru Parliament and Senate
    Thanks Mr. Peckford for clarifying.
    Do we have any reason to hope it won’t go thru?

    Reply
    PJF
    February 14, 2022 at 6:49 pm
    The act comes into effect immediately without parliament. It must be approved by parliament within seven days or it is then void.

    A lot can happen in seven days.”

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    another ian

    Around that area

    “Speed Wobble”

    “https://kunstler.com/clusterf(the rest goes here)-nation/speed-wobble/”

    And

    “Go Ahead, Defend It Now”

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=245154

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    John Connor II

    As I said, Trudeau is Schwab’s poster child and they won’t allow the truckers and the NWO’s glorious plans to be destroyed without one hell of a fight.
    To paraphrase Monty Python:
    “Now we see the totalitarianism inherent in the system. Help, help, I’m being repressed”
    Trudeau: “Bloody peasants!”

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    John Connor II

    Trudeau pt 2:

    Trudeau vows to freeze anti-mandate protesters’ bank accounts
    Without a court order, banks will be able freeze personal accounts of anyone linked with the protests.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60383385.amp

    A timely insight into the future and how governments will totally control you via your finances in a digital currency world, which is of course one of their goals.

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      Yes John – don’t be surprised that if Trudeau is not overthrown that this law will now remain in perpetuity so that undesirables can be attacked and destroyed at will.

      Any bank that goes along with this is taking huge risks and effectively taking a political stance. At some stage when Trudeau goes all those banks need to be totally destroyed and those executives who, without shareholder involvement, became political lackeys need to be jailed.

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      tonyb

      So, does freezing personal accounts include those who merely made donations to the cause?

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    yarpos

    Does Canada have any mechanism to defuse all this with an election a la Whitlam?

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      GreatAuntJanet

      Oh, Her Maj! Do it! One last great act – command that it be so.

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        Forrest Gardener

        Her Maj or the GG or relevant representative of the Queen will act on the advice of the Prime Minister and if there is no PM will act on the advice of the person who commands a majority on the floor of the parliament.

        Sorry but QEII is not going to get on the phone to Trudeau and tell him to sod off.

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      Forrest Gardener

      Same principles as Oz.

      Vote of no confidence should lead to resignation of the government and then somebody who can command a majority on the floor of the house pays a visit to the GG. The simplified version in Australia’s case was that Fraser was able to command a majority on the floor of the house on the promise he would go to the GG and call an election. The slightly more complicated version is that Whitlam tried to race Fraser to Government House to sack the GG before Fraser could get there to call the election.

      And that brief history shows some of the wrinkles in sacking a government which does not want to be sacked. Of course if the government survives the vote of no confidence it is carry on up the Khyber.

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        tonyb

        Has anyone seen any recent polls that demonstrate how popular the actions have been with Canadians and similarly whether the PM of Victoria still has majority support?

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    beowulf

    Not only is he declaring martial law, Trudeau is expanding anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules to cover the Freedom Convoy protests. He is even aiming at Bitcoin. I don’t know how that will work, but I’m sure some here will.

    “We are broadening the scope of Canada’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules so that they cover Crowd Funding Platforms and the payment service providers they use.”

    pic.twitter.com/vGYY3UXYs3
    — Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 14, 2022

    https://beckernews.com/33-trudeau-is-about-to-declare-state-of-emergency-impose-martial-law-against-freedom-convoy-protest-44140/

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      Forrest Gardener

      Young Castro is either very well advised or very poorly advised. My money says it is very poorly advised but things will have to play themselves out.

      The next move is largely in the hands of the opposition and coalition parties and assuming somebody brings the right case in the hands of the courts.

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