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    Ian Hill

    Today’s Adelaide Advertiser reports that Golden Grove High School in the northeast has removed the outer toilet doors to reflect new “gender-neutral” facilities at the school. The older toilet’s doors which separated the existing boy’s and girl’s toilet blocks from the public area are gone. Anyone walking past can now see the individual cubicles and the school is facing a “parent backlash”. School principal Peter Kuss said “we are taking steps to modify the existing toilet blocks so they mimic as much as possible the look and feel of the toilet facilities in the new building”.

    There’s a photo of one of the doorways minus the door showing the cubicles in the background. Apparently the fact that they can be locked makes this all right. The students think differently and are refusing to use them. An Education Department spokes-somebody said “student’s privacy isn’t compromised”. Oh yes it is.

    This is just downright ridiculous and my betting is that the outer doors will be back on within a week.

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      David Maddison

      The Left are obsessed with multi-gender toileting arrangements. Expect to see more of this nonsense under the new regime.

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      R.B

      New toilet blocks in Adelaide are all cubicles – no urinals. This is to make a very small number of people feel comfortable in their own body, and even a smaller percent, successfully. Fine for me. I try not to urinate outside the bowl, but rarely have previous users been so considerate – and no chance of stage fright.

      But why no urinals. No need to mark it Men. How about k? and (!)

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        Ted1

        Catering perhaps for old dribblers?

        The condition of our urinals has been deteriorating over the years.

        I was blaming irresponsible people until I one day stepped back from a previously pristine urinal to discover that…shock, horror…I had peed on the floor.

        The paunch that you can’t see past is part of the problem.

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    CoRev

    Now this is an excellent scientific paper re: Full Costs of Electric Energy: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4000800

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    David Maddison

    I guess Morrison and the Sheeple in general again proved the adage:

    Get woke, go broke

    as will soon become obvious for all.

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      b.nice

      How long do you give them to destroy Australia’s electricity supply completely?

      And how long before the boat people started flooding in and/or drowning on the way here?

      Until a minor bug causes the WHO to lock the whole country down?

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    Furiously+Curious

    Thomas Sowell is getting some traction, with a fairly new youtube channel. He’s getting a lot of coverage by the predominantly black reaction channels. Some of his short takes on the history of slavery, and the US black condition, are getting hundreds of thousands of clicks.
    https://www.youtube.com/c/ThomasSowellTV

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    David Maddison

    I think Green Labor will urgently shut down a coal power station to prove their woke credentials.

    Boat people already on the way. Our northern maritime border will be open as is Mexico to the USA.

    Monkeypox already here, that what will be the excuse for the next lockdown and urgently signing the WHO Pandemic Treaty.

    Alba-sleazy is Australia’s Joe Biden but slightly less demented.

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    David Maddison

    Now the World Homicide Organisation wants to counter “misinformation” about covid.

    You can be certain that the Alba-sleazy regime will comply.

    https://thecountersignal.com/who-wants-to-censor-infodemic-misinformation/

    Under the guise of “Community protection,” the WHO writes, “Infodemic of COVID-19 misinformation – often combined with ineffective and inconsistent risk communication and public health messaging – eroded public trust in public health authorities and science and undermined the effectiveness of public health and social measures and the demand for countermeasures such as vaccines.”

    “… New techniques for infodemic management can counteract some of the corrosive effects of misinformation on public trust in science and authorities, but enduring trust and resilience must be built through effective engagement with communities before, during, and after health emergencies.”

    According to the WHO, national governments should receive support to “coordinate risk communication and infodemic management policies and strategies that ensure health and wellbeing at all times” to build “misinformation” resilience.

    SEE LINK FOR REST

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    Don B

    Two coincidences are too many.

    On October 18, 2019 the World Economic Forum and the Bill Gates Foundation hosted a war games exercise about a future coronavirus pandemic. In a few months the Wuhan virus pandemic began.
    https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/

    In March 2021 a war games exercise was held about a future monkeypox virus pandemic. A year later monkeypox virus infections erupted in several countries.
    https://www.nti.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/NTI_Paper_BIO-TTX_Final.pdf

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    tonyb

    Surely this must be an old story?

    https://reclaimthenet.org/south-australia-introduces-jail-time-for-breaking-strict-covid-restrictions/

    It suggests swingeing new covid restrictions are about to be introduced in South Australia.

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      David Maddison

      They are indeed. It is current. The lust for power and control is great among the Green Labor government there. Expect to now see more such action at the federal level.

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      Forrest Gardener

      Just another data point. I have just returned to Melbourne after a road trip which included Adelaide. My impression was that the SA populace is much more fearful of the virus than Melbourne people now are.

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      Mark Allinson

      The “dread and anxiety” this chap feels is real all right, but the cause has been displaced.

      He believes his fears are the product of impending climate doom, when in reality the true source of the fear is the intuition of a cultural disposition towards civilizational suicide.

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    CHRIS

    We’ll wait and see on any further COVID restrictions, in ANY state. Interesting to see what new ALP Federal government will do about it (although I wouldn’t want to be hanging by my thumbs waiting for a decision)

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      Forrest Gardener

      My money is on the new government not immediately doing anything drastic. I think they will first want to see what colour teal green really is.

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        yarpos

        It will be as rabid as tge Greens, they are equally clueless about how really work and privileged folks desperately need to save the world because virtue.

        I saw a funny meme the other day showing a pic of the teals, it was labelled The Mosman Book Club.

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    Honk R Smith

    I hope the Oz elections went well.
    I find Australian politics difficult to understand.
    It appears most of both sides are woke.

    I am curious, the Democrats have decided here the US that their path to glory is to label all opposition bigots … you know, the R word, or Blanco Supremeistos.
    Even POC conservatives are pronounced so.

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-08-20/recall-candidate-larry-elder-is-a-threat-to-black-californians

    Does one side of the political spectrum in Australia use this tactic?
    Do you suffer from this horrific symptom of the woke contagion?

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      Honk R Smith

      Note …
      to American ears the use of the term ‘path to glory’, as opposed to ‘election success’ suggest vague reference to the American Civil War.
      It was intentional.

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      David Maddison

      As you point out Honk, both sides are woke although Green / Labor are generally more so. The Liberal Party is heavily infiltrated by the Left (like your Republican Party) but there are a very few members who remain who believe in traditional values but virtually none un Green / Labor.

      Green / Labor basically blames every human problem not on the individual or culture of various groups but on sexism, racism or any number of “phobic” behaviours – usually from conservatives or white people, especially older white males for which there is a deep hatred. They generally seek to maintain the victim group in their present predicament such as keeping them as dependent welfare slaves rather than engaging in helping them improve their predicament in life as they form an important voter base.

      All pro-freedom parties are presumed and claimed by Green Labor and Liberals to be racist, sexist, various forms of phobic, conspiracy theory believing, uneducated etc.. You get a small taste of it when you see Leftists comment on this blog.

      Like POC (person of colour) conservative Larry Elder who as you point out in the link the Left describe as a “white supremacist” independent journalist Avi Yemeni who describes himself as a POC is described as “racist” by the Left who attack him viciously.

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      Hanrahan

      Americans have reached the edge of the precipice and don’t like what they see, and are moving back. Australians are still using US politics as a user’s manual sans the shootings.

      We are entering our Brandon period. Maybe in three years time we will be able to look over the edge ourselves.

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    David Maddison

    I wonder if Green Labor will cancel the nuclear submarines contract:

    A) To appease the Chinese.
    B) Because they are terrified of all things “nuclear”.
    C) They want Australia to be poorly defended.

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    David Maddison

    Magnificent timing as all the more totalitarian governments of the world, including Australia’s, are keen to sign the dreadful and draconian WHO Pandemic Treaty.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/monkeypox-outbreak-europe-largest-ever-region-cases-cross-100-2022-05-20/

    LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization was holding an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the recent outbreak of monkeypox, a viral infection more common to west and central Africa, after over 100 cases were confirmed or suspected in Europe.

    In what Germany described as the largest outbreak in Europe ever, cases have been reported in at least nine countries – Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom – as well as the United States, Canada and Australia.

    [..]

    SEE LINK FOR REST

    It’s a good thing they already trained for a monkeypox outbreak over a year ago.

    https://www.stvincenttimes.com/monkeypox-was-a-table-top-simulation-in-march-2021/

    Exercise Summary
    Developed in consultation with technical and policy experts, the fictional exercise scenario portrayed a deadly, global pandemic involving an unusual strain of monkeypox virus that first emerged in the fictional nation of Brinia and spread globally over 18 months. Ultimately, the exercise scenario revealed that the initial outbreak was caused by a terrorist attack using a pathogen engineered in a laboratory with inadequate biosafety and biosecurity provisions and weak oversight. By the end of the exercise, the fictional pandemic resulted in more than three billion cases and 270 million fatalities worldwide.

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      farmerbraun

      Right , so no upcoming famine . What famine?
      Silly me . It was the monkey pox that did it. That lets Putin off the hook then.
      I like the photos that are abroad – looks just like cow pox.
      Drinking of raw milk might be a very good thing indeed. Available only to those who reside on the farm where it is produced.

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      KP

      “confirmed..”? On what test?? A new PCR test just as faked as the old one for Covid? …or a new test that finds cases because no-one ever looked for them before?

      ..or is it an accurate picture of the new monkeyvirus they have just genetically engineered to make it more contagious?

      I just wouldn’t trust the medical industry again, at any time, for any truth. ..and the $$billions WHO want to spend on propaganda to change the public’s mind about their cynicism of medics will be money wasted.

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        People who want to criticize abuses of PCR would be wise to learn more about it.

        Every single sample on Nextstrain is done by PCR (as are the medical tests your doctor ordered five years ago (or twenty years ago) that you accepted just fine at the time. Nextrain is open source. The data, the lab, the name, the date, the mutations are all available. As I have said many times. See this branch chain chart. Mouseover the dots. https://nextstrain.org/ncov/gisaid/global/6m Some things are hard to fake.

        See also https://covariants.org/per-country and mouseover the graphs, see the numbers.

        There is so much corruption in this world, and so many fake scares. We don’t have resources to fight the wrong wars. We need to win the medical community over, but there are some things some people say about PCR that will sadly reinforce medical scientists and their doctors opinions that the opposition to medical authorities don’t know what they are talking about. We don’t want to do that.

        If you don’t know what PCR is, how it works to easily identify not just different strains of influenza but sometimes which plane it came in on, and how many millions of tests have been done in the last 35 years either learn about it, or fight a different battle.

        Fight for antivirals, cheap medicines. Fight Big Pharma. Make it count.

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    Harves

    ABC reporting that the leaders of the non-sinking islands of Kiribati and Tuvalu already have their hands out for money.

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      David Maddison

      How much of our hard-earned taxes is Alba-sleazy going to give them?

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        MP

        Sri Lanka are a couple of meals away from Mayhem and we give $160 million to a country we don’t know, to fight a war against a country we have no qural with.
        Shouldn’t be a problem to give a country that doesn’t have a problem, money to fight a problem they don’t have.

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    Philip

    Another week of rain on coastal northern nsw. We did get 3 fine days in a row but that’s your lot.

    It is the worst I have ever seen. I fear the hillside we sit on will mud slide away. Everything is sodden, the flood plain pastures could literally grow rice.

    Not rained like this since 1954 around here. That was the big flood. They say it rained all year before a big event occurred and it all ran off to massive flood. An old timer up the road, the only local here longer than my mother, says this year is like that. But we still haven’t had the massive flood, but the land can hold no more water, and hasn’t been able to for months now.

    We are reminded again of the Oracle of Adelaide, “the rains we do get will not fill our dams”. Lest we forget.

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      Harves

      Don’t worry, the climate models say we will be in a never ending drought next week … next year … or by 2050.

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      Hanrahan

      Brisbane has voted in a green MP. I heard that it was along the river that they picked up votes and because of the flooding recently.

      Clearly it is CC that caused the floods with no mention of the floods of past centuries.

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      PeterPetrum

      Phillip, up here on the top of the Blue Mountains we have had, since the beginning of Dec 2021, 1,400mm of rain. I cannot even dig over my now empty potato bed because it is just a mess of mud. My apple crop failed, my zucchini’s rotted on the plants and I had no blueberries. We have had about 20 days when the sun shone for a while and only about 10 really sunny days. And cold! Maximum temperatures over the last three days was 9degC, and 1.2 overnight. Global warming!,

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        Harves

        One thing you can be certain of is the BOM will turn it into one of the warmest years ever.

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    another ian

    “R.I.P.. A eulogy for the scientific method”

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/05/21/r-i-p-2/

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    Clem Cadiddlehopper

    Things aren’t looking too good on the financial situation at the moment and they can only get worse with the election of so many doomsday cultists to the Parliament. I think it could be time to take a serious look at how my super is invested. At least there has been something to celebrate about, Jacinta Price has made it to the senate and Kristina Keneally has been defeated in Fowler.

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    John Connor II

    Monkeypox you say?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FTNhdcSUAAITIjs?format=jpg&name=medium

    Or the reactivation of Shingles from yoyr damaged immune systems from the vaxx.

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      KP

      Love it! Yet another wonderful example of the medical industry lying to spread their propaganda!

      Like you say, the reactivation of your dormant chicken pox due to the vaccine… Either way, I’m sure there will be a very expensive anti-viral available in two weeks!

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    mundi

    I think is underestimated here how quickly a woke Labor/Green alliance could collapse Australia.

    Australia is a first world country only because of our farming and resource exports. A hair dresser in Australia isn’t more productive than one in Somalia, but our miners and farms are orders of magnitude more productive. Counteries around the world line up to buy our food and resources. If this stops, the AUD will be worthless, and almost everything in the typical Australian service industry will be suddenly flipped on its head.

    If there is a move to ban coal exports, you should think very hard about quickly leaving Australia as it will be a Lebanon style collapse.

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    John Connor II

    Monkey Pox – Truth versus Fearporn. Dr Robert Malone

    Essentially all of the current cases in the west which we are seeing in the news are among men who have sex with men, and appear to be due to close physical contact.

    Current data indicate that Monkeypox is not very infectious in humans – it has a low Ro (perhaps below 1), which is the term used to describe how efficiency an infectious disease can spread from human to human. Again, this is super good news for containment. An Ro of <1 generally means that (even in the absence of social distancing of other containment measures), for every person already infected, on average less than one other person will become infected.

    https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/monkey-pox

    The gay pride march is going to take a hit. 😈

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    another ian

    FYI Jo

    “One Flu Out The Wuhan Nest”

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/05/21/one-flu-out-the-wuhan-nest/

    Chickens and mice as well

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      beowulf

      And as I previously reported, they are studying a novel rat murine hepatitis coronavirus with a new cleavage site in the spike protein.

      A Novel Potentially Recombinant Rodent Coronavirus with a Polybasic Cleavage Site in the Spike Protein

      https://journals.asm.org/doi/epub/10.1128/JVI.01173-21

      These findings provide further information on the potential for interspecies transmission of coronaviruses and demonstrate the value of a One Health approach to virus discovery.

      For what purpose exactly?? Instant red flag.

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    John Connor II

    What DOES happen with you mix Triton-X 100 with Lipid Nano Particles in a physiological being?

    Triton X-100 is a lab-grade surfactant used for disrupting membranes and inactivating things like enveloped viruses (HIV, HBV, HCV). It’s basically the biggest enemy of bio-films. Triton X-100 is a known toxic compound. I was disturbed to find out yesterday from my friend Liz that many of the flu vaccines contain Triton X-100. It is corrosive, induces acute toxicity and such an environmental hazard that industry is actively trying to find replacements for it in the lab context. For all the people worried about ‘climate change’, this is an actual nightmare for our Environment and its Life. One of its degradation products acts as an estrogen mimetic. Look that up.
    (JC2 note – I did. Worth reading:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3222987/
    https://www.ehn.org/amp/endocrine-disruptors-in-medicine-2646307813)

    According to the Vaccine Excipient Summary (Excipients Included in U.S. Vaccines, by Vaccine), at least 3 Influenza vaccine products contain Triton X-100; not made using it – CONTAIN IT.

    what will be the impact of combining this product with the COVID-19 products that comprise lipid nanoparticles as part of the technology to deliver the modified RNAs?

    https://jessicar.substack.com/p/it-was-brought-to-my-attention

    Interesting…as are all the comments.

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    John Connor II

    Sweden classifies monkeypox as disease dangerous to society

    Here we go again…

    Stockholm: Sweden’s government classified monkeypox as a disease dangerous to society after the first case had been confirmed in the country.

    “The classification gives access to the adoption of infection control measures aimed at preventing further spread,” Health Minister Lena Hallengren said in a press release on Friday.

    https://www.indiablooms.com/health-details/H/11521/sweden-classifies-monkeypox-as-disease-dangerous-to-society.html

    Confirmed:
    Greece: 1
    Switzerland: 1
    Israel: 1
    Netherlands: 2
    Germany: 3
    Australia: 2
    Belgium: 4
    France: 1
    Italy: 3
    UK: 20
    Sweden: 1
    Portugal: 23
    Spain: 40
    Canada: 5
    USA: 2

    But this is interesting:

    Pemphigoids are an adverse reaction to the Pfizer Covid vaxx.

    https://i0.wp.com/clownuniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/cy9toz0j4u091.jpg

    Or maybe the bivalent Monkeypox/Covid vaxx developed in 2021, US patent #20210260182.

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      Grogery

      Or maybe the bivalent Monkeypox/Covid vaxx developed in 2021

      If that is accurate, it will be the second reason I am unlikely to get monkeypox.

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    John Connor II

    Coles has gone woke…

    Under a newly introduced policy, Coles will now offer ten days of paid gender reaffirmation leave to transgender and gender diverse staff.

    https://www.colesgroup.com.au/media-releases/

    Given the number of fake genders one could change to a different one every 10 days and get a whole year off. 😅

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      Len

      My friend told me he will never shop in Coles again.

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        yarpos

        the supermarkets will just leapfrog each other. Its like how they lie that they are powered by so called renewable energy when they are powered by whatever comes out of the grid.

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        KP

        “My friend told me he will never shop in Coles again.”

        ..doesn’t want to catch monkeypox??

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    John Connor II

    Australian government admits it is acting with ‘no authority’ as revealed in Freedom of Information Request

    Mr. Culleton has for a long time said that the Australian government is a corporation that installed itself following the removal of the Great Seal of the Commonwealth by the Whitlam Labor government in 1973.

    Following a series of unanswered requests for the government to prove his allegations incorrect, Culleton lodged a Freedom of Information Request (FIO) on 12 July 2021, posing a series of questions to ascertain the Australian government’s position and to provide proof of its legitimacy.

    At a rally on Saturday 14 May in Perth, Western Australia, Mr. Culleton revealed the sensational admissions made by the government which confirmed his long-standing claims that the government had no authority to remove the Great Seal in 1973 and that it had violated the Constitution of the Commonwealth which has denied the authority of the Australian people for decades.

    He said people needed to know the political agenda that has been hidden from them for many years, and over the last two years of the pandemic, that has impacted the lives of all of us in the name of safety and security, and people’s medical choices.

    “It is true – I received an answer to a Freedom of Information request last year from the Australian Attorney-General who confirmed that there was no legal basis to remove the authority of the Australian people by destruction of the Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Australia,” he said.

    https://afipn.com.au/australian-government-admits-it-is-acting-with-no-authority-as-revealed-in-freedom-of-information-request/

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    John Connor II

    Lab released Monkeypox matches Israeli sequence MN648051

    https://twitter.com/HoneeDesigner/status/1528116005754482688

    First draft genome sequence of Monkeypox virus associated with the suspected multi-country outbreak, May 2022 (confirmed case in Portugal):

    https://virological.org/t/first-draft-genome-sequence-of-monkeypox-virus-associated-with-the-suspected-multi-country-outbreak-may-2022-confirmed-case-in-portugal/799

    Let’s see how this one develops…

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    OldOzzie

    Future Candidate for Clinton Disease (or is that Epsteining?)

    Ex-Clinton Campaign Manager Should Probably Go Into Hiding After That Testimony

    Okay, maybe you can see it. It’s the Clintons. The power couple where it’s politics all the time, secrecy is key, and they play by their own rules. That was evident with the homebrew server that was unsecured, in which Hillary conducted all her State Department business in clear violation of protocol. Then, she lied. She said it was approved, only to have the State Department inspector general shoot that down. This story rehashed all the bad memories of the Clintons from the 1990s.

    Now, we have this 2016 October surprise that was soaked in Russian collusion nonsense. It was about Donald Trump’s supposed ties to Alfa Bank, which was a garbage story. Even the FBI said there was nothing to the tale. The evidence was lacking, but Hillary signed off on the campaign shopping it to the media, who, like good soldiers, disseminated the fake news to the masses.

    The probe conducted by Special Counsel John Durham has roped in ex-Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann, who is accused of lying to the FBI. During his testimony last Monday, Robby Mook, Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, said that the former first lady and two-time presidential loser signed off on giving this story to the media. Twitchy noted it best: he threw her under the bus.

    Will the Clinton body count increase by one soon? Who knows? But Mook probably should go into hiding. We all know what happens to the people who make enemies of or fail the Clintons in their endeavors. Still, there’s more to this.

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    another ian

    Model errors bite again

    “Team Biden Quietly Admits Math Error Behind Long Delays in Oil, Gas Permits”

    https://www.dailysignal.com/2022/05/20/team-biden-quietly-admits-math-error-behind-long-delays-in-oil-gas-permits/

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    John Connor II

    North Korea’s COVID-19 tally nears 2 million, a week after it acknowledged first ever case

    North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak soared to nearly 2 million by Thursday (May 19), exactly a week after the Hermit Kingdom admitted its very first case.

    The nation confirmed 262,270 more cases on Thursday, which took the tally to more than 1.98 million sickened with a fever, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

    At least 740,160 people are also in quarantine, the agency said—with images showing health workers in hazmat suits guarding Pyongyang’s closed-off streets, disinfecting buildings and streets and delivering food and other supplies to apartment blocks.

    Despite the surge in cases, the kingdom’s anti-virus headquarters reported only one extra death, raising its toll to just 63, an abnormally small number compared to the suspected infections, experts have noted.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-northkorea/north-korea-hails-good-results-on-covid-as-fever-cases-pass-2-million-idUSKCN2N521M

    63 deaths out of 2M cases…the “starvation factor” no doubt.

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    b.nice

    WOW, this is SCARY…. not.

    Did you know that after decades of catastrophic man-made global warming, Earth’s temperature is right at the 1979-2000 mean,

    https://realclimatescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/gfs_world-ced_t2anom_1-day-16-1.png

    World temperature anomaly = ZERO

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    Jekabs

    Does anyone know if the staff toilets or education department toilets have been reconfigured?

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    another ian

    “Safe and Effective®”

    “if vaccines stop covid spread, then why is all the covid spread in the highest vaxxed counties? and why are serve cases rising most in the most vaccinated?”

    More at

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/05/22/safe-and-effective-63/

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    another ian

    “Australia Has Finally Caught the ‘Net Zero’ Bus”

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/05/22/australia-has-finally-caught-the-net-zero-bus/

    Jennifer Marohasy

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    another ian

    “Weather-Dependent Power Generation”

    “Any assertion that “Renewables” are reaching cost parity with conventional power generation is patently false.”

    Much more at

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/05/22/weather-dependent-power-generation/

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      another ian

      And in comments

      “Not mentioned is that Solar, at least, and more than likely wind, create more real pollutants than if the fossil fuels were just used alone.

      Duke Energy application points finger at solar for increased pollution

      http://bit.ly/2qU0grH
      8/14/19

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      ozfred

      Why of course.
      If you have solar panels (or a solar thermal water heater) installed you do things during daylight hours to minimize usage of power from the grid….
      It is not the cost of grid generation that gets you, but the cost of getting it to you.

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    another ian

    Re Monkey Pox

    “In the same virus family, and yes the smallpox vaccine is protective, but not perfectly.

    More importantly, it looks like a big Gay Buggeryfest was held in the Canary Islands and that’s the common point of origin… and folks flew home to other countries then attended more gay venues making local clusters…

    So it looks like all you need do to stay safe is not swap bodily fluids with gay guys or girls who swing both ways…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthopoxvirus

    Via Chiefio

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    Another pandemic?

    “We Don’t Need No Flaming Sparky Buses”

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/05/22/we-dont-need-no-flaming-sparky-buses-2/

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    “Net zero emissions a target which is ‘absolutely suicidal to try’: Alex Epstein”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCE1VqYo22E

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      Re the VP’s contribution in that video –

      In a run-off to boil a kettle of water between a portable solar panel and a traditional fire started with a primitive fire lighter like a bow drill or a flint and steel which do you think would be ready first?

      And for people interested in steel work some on tradition in making steel strikers

      https://www.flint-and-steel.com/about-us/our-story/

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        To rub it in

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          The missing rub –

          insisting that the competition be run over a realistic time span – early dawn for breakfast, midday for lunch and just on dark for dinner

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    “Miracle: Pfizer Announces They Just So Happened To Finish Monkeypox Vaccine Yesterday”

    https://babylonbee.com/news/incredible-pfizer-announces-they-just-finished-monkeypox-vaccine-yesterday

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