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      OldOzzie

      Europe Argues with Itself About Allowing Developing Countries to Make Their Own Fertilizer, EU Climate Agenda Does Not Align with Food Needs of Third-World

      June 27, 2022 – Sundance

      The stresses of retaining climate ideology are beginning to surface in the EU and ‘western nations.’ The developing world needs fertilizer quickly, or their twice annual harvests will not produce enough to feed their population. However, the EU does not want the developing world to create their own fertilizer because it would mean using an energy source the EU no longer supports.

      The result within the G7, G20, World Economic Forum, multinational corporations and EU government, is a debate over whether it is better for people to starve, or to allow developing countries to manufacture fertilizer to feed themselves. Some in the EU and western alliance say let the people die, climate is more important. Others, seem to be saying if they allow mass starvation just to retain their climate ideology, they may lose influence in the world. The debate rages on.

      Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a global food crisis and fears of worse to come because of a drop in grain exports from Ukraine and a spike in prices of chemical fertilizers, of which Russia and Belarus are major producers. [SD NOTE: This is false. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine did not create a global food crisis, the Western Alliance & NATO sanctions did – Important distinction]

      The EU has for weeks tried to help its poorer neighbours in Africa and the Middle East to weather the crisis by offering them fresh funds, while trying to convince them EU sanctions against Moscow and Minsk are not to be blamed for the food emergency.

      At a summit of EU leaders later this week, the EU was planning a new initiative that would structurally decrease poorer nations’ reliance on Russian fertilisers by helping them develop their own fertiliser plants.

      But at a meeting with EU envoys last week, the EU Commission explicitly opposed the text, warning that supporting fertiliser production in developing nations would be inconsistent with the EU energy and environment policies, officials said.

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        OldOzzie

        G7 unveils rival to China’s ‘Belt and Road’

        President Biden said the US will foot a third of the $600 billion G7 infrastructure program meant to rival China’s initiative

        G7 nations are to invest as much as $600 billion into the infrastructure of less-prosperous nations around the world, with the US footing one third of the bill over the next five years. The announcement was made on Sunday in Germany, with the money supposed to rival the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative.

        Flanked by other leaders of the G7 group, US President Joe Biden said Western countries were committing to “financing for quality, high-standard, sustainable infrastructure in developing and middle-income countries.” Without mentioning China by name, he said that what the G7 were doing was “fundamentally different because it’s grounded on our shared values”.

        The US has long accused China of weaponizing its wealth by investing heavily into countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The Trump administration claimed Beijing was pursuing “debt trap diplomacy” towards its borrowers, offering loans that the recipients ultimately can’t pay back and taking already built infrastructure as collateral.

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          Catherine

          I read that you are doing well in one of your previous post.
          That’s good to hear 🙂
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          Covid:
          How and when is this going to ‘end’? Are we forever going to have: ‘the next wave’ all year round? Is there still a possibility that this virus is going to turn out worse one wave in the future…
          For now, it looks like it won’t be seasonally like we can see in Europe now.

          Are ‘they’ are preparing the next vacination round ? see:

          ‘FDA Briefing Document Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting June 28, 2022
          SARS-CoV-2 strain composition of COVID-19 vaccines’

          4. Next Steps:

          As discussed in Section 3.2, the April 6, 2022, VRBPAC agreed that the decisions on vaccine strain composition should be undertaken as a coordinated process led by FDA.
          This year is a transitional year as we begin the process of strain selection for COVID-19 vaccines that more closely match the currently circulating virus variants. This VRBPAC meeting continues the FDA-led process of making data-driven decisions on vaccine strain composition for the 2022-2023 season, taking into account the VRBPAC input and global recommendations that WHO provided.
          The April 6th VRBPAC noted that, in order to make a strain change decision, there should be evidence that current vaccine strain composition is not adequately effective against severe disease caused by circulating variants.
          In Sections 2.3 and 3.4 the current information on FDA-authorized and approved COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and the state of SARS-CoV-2 VOC was discussed. Considering the current available data, FDA is requesting a VRBPAC discussion about whether a change is now necessary and what the optimal variant strain composition would be for the 2022-2023 season.

          4.1 Options for Consideration in Recommending the Strain Composition of COVID-19 vaccines……’

          —–
          9:15 a.m. CDC Presentations (60 Min) Update on Current Epidemiology of the COVID-19 Pandemic and SARS-CoV-2
          Variants (20 Min)
          11:00 a.m. Sponsor Presentations on Clinical Data Regarding Variant Vaccines (60 Min)
          12:00 p.m. WHO Presentation (25 Min) Considerations for Vaccine Strain Composition from the WHO TAGCo-VAC
          (20 Min)
          12:25 p.m. FDA Presentation (35 Min)
          1:30 p.m. Open Public Hearing (60 Min)
          2:30 p.m. Break (10 Min)
          2:40 p.m. Committee Discussion of Questions (100 Min)
          4:20 p.m. Voting and Vote explanation– (40 Min)
          5:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourned – DFO
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          What happened with this:
          ‘European Union regulators warned that frequent Covid-19 booster shots could adversely affect the immune response and may not be feasible.’
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          Well, we will never know what would have happened if we had tried this out in 2020:

          ‘In March 2020, when the Covid-19 epidemic was already in full swing, another epidemic, of scabies, occurred in a nursing home in Seine-et-Marne. To treat this parasitic disease, doctors have been prescribing for decades a well-known and effective drug: ivermectin (IVM). This is how Dr. Charlotte Bernigaud, dermatologist at the AP-HP Henri Mondor Hospital, treated all 121 residents (69) and employees (52) of the establishment.
          The rest is less commonplace: in this retirement home where the average age of residents is 90 years, with 98% of people with a comorbidity at risk, the Covid-19 virus has done virtually no damage. Only 1.4% of the occupants (including staff) had the virus, with moderate symptoms (no oxygen or hospitalization) and no deaths were to be deplored.) ‘

          in 2017, ‘nature’magazine :
          ‘Over the past decade, the global scientific community have begun to recognize the unmatched value of an extraordinary drug, ivermectin, that originates from a single microbe unearthed from soil in Japan.
          Today, (in 2017) ivermectin is continuing to surprise and excite scientists, offering more and more promise to help improve global public health by treating a diverse range of diseases, with its unexpected potential as an antibacterial, antiviral and anti-cancer agent being particularly extraordinary.

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            John Connor II

            Covid is in the wildlife globally and so can NEVER be eliminated. There will ALWAYS be new variants and strains with the corresponding risk of zoonotic transmission.
            It’s the same with most viruses and diseases.
            If someone takes a shot for every new variant or strain then they’ll be taking them regularly until they die, most likely from the shot than the disease they fear.

            Covid cases worldwide have plummeted to near zero.
            MP is the #1 disease in the ranks (now followed by Dengue…) but as of today appears to have peaked.
            Interestingly, all other diseases (except Dengue and HFMD which I predicted would explode and spread, which they have) are trending down noticeably!
            Strange…almost like the eye of the storm…😉
            There are bigger things than Covid to worry about I can assure you.

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              MP

              “MP is the #1 disease in the ranks”
              Bit harsh, I still get around a bit, but I’ve mellowed since those days.

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          KP

          “he said that what the G7 were doing was “fundamentally different ”

          Lol !! Buying a politician with bribes is just buying a politician with bribes.. No adult would give that statement a moment’s credence.

          They will, of course, get screwed by the far wilier leaders of the 3rd world who will play the Yanks off against China and get rich from both of them.

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      another ian

      Bumped from “Climate pledges vanish in Europe” #6.1 – re G7

      “David Maddison
      June 27, 2022 at 6:55 am · Reply

      Tragically, it looks like the plans of Biden’s handlers to de-electrify, de-energise, deindustrialise, demilitarise, de-democratise, destroy and demoralise the United States are working.”

      “another ian
      June 28, 2022 at 8:22 am · Reply

      Biden’s latest conference?

      “The D7”? “

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        Leo G

        … the plans of Biden’s handlers to de-electrify, de-energise, deindustrialise, demilitarise, de-democratise, destroy and demoralise the United States are working.

        But didn’t Biden just say he “didn’t wanna hear any more of these lies” while he’s changing people’s lives by de-electrifying, de-energising, deindustrialising, demilitarising, de-democratising, destroying and demoralising etc etc etc.
        Does anyone believe that President Biden is the evil genius masterminding these changes?
        What alternative explainations are on offer”
        Perhaps the WEF really did have it planned all along?

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    OldOzzie

    Custom six-wheeled Rolls-Royce mystery solved

    If you had ‘one-off plaything for wealthy entrepreneur’ on your bingo card, you win!

    The widebody, matte-black, six-wheel Rolls-Royce Phantom spotted at Schiphol Airport last week has popped up again, and this time things make a bit more sense.

    Created by vehicle customiser Danton Arts Kustoms in France, the black Rolls has arrived in Dubai (of course) to headline a Web3 Crypto conference (of course) hosted by the car’s owner, French entrepreneur Eric Favre, who is exhibiting it as a physical form of an NFT (of course) as a way of launching a crypto business on top of his fitness supplement empire (of course).

    Danton Arts has a pretty extreme portfolio of custom machines, including a Lamborghini Espada hot rod with an exposed V12, a windscreen-less Ferrari 360 Modena speedster and Citroen 2CV ‘rat rod’.

    The customiser’s Instagram account hints at the development of the widebody Rolls-Royce, with a standard black Phantom shown next to three large off-road tyres aligned for sizing purposes.

    We still don’t understand the whole NFT thing, particularly when it pertains to the ‘virtual’ art actually being offered in a physical form, as that pretty much means the token has been ‘funged’ – but hey, crypto, you do you.

    Even if the giant Rolls-Royce was designed to be virtually rented in the metaverse (their words), the car is very real, and even drivable, and a pretty impressive custom build regardless of taste.

    Expect it to show up on a Twitter profile photo driven by a one-off image of a sailing monkey in the near future.

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    John Connor II

    Big Tech is making enemies and losing money. It’s about time!

    The company formerly known as Facebook lost a boatload of value recently – $232 billion, the biggest loss ever suffered by a U.S. company in a single day. By the end of April, it had lost another fifth of its value.

    Now called Meta Platforms, the brutal stock beating wasn’t the only problem. For its first 18 years, Facebook was gaining users hand over foot. Now it’s losing them – because of privacy concerns and competition with the Chinese competitor TikTok, which should be avoided at all costs.

    On top of that, Big Tech is finally facing government regulation – that includes Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft. Twitter has agreed to meet Elon Musk’s demands to be more forthright about exactly what the billionaire buyer would receive in his pending acquisition.

    https://www.wnd.com/2022/06/big-tech-is-making-enemies-and-losing-money-its-about-time/

    I’ve never had a FB account as I saw it for what it was early on, much to the chagrin of colleagues as they slowly woke up…

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      Philip

      I didnt see FB for its political underhanded power, I saw it as a place my mother in law can spy on me, so I left. That was what 2012 ?

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    Clem Cadiddlehopper

    It looks as if the people living in the real world have had enough of the morons on the Left and there is actually an organised pushback starting to finally evolve. https://t.co/dlGisQcbCP https://t.co/2ouo32ySNj

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      Dennis

      From past reporting I understand that Australians are in the middle of the political spectrum.

      For example, Liberal and National traditional MPs are centre to centre-right while Labor traditional MPs are centre to centre-left of that spectrum.

      Contrary to the leftist propaganda using emotive descriptions such as “the hard right” our parliaments do not have far-right MPs that I am aware of, but there are far-left Labor factions and Greens. Unfortunately the far-left dominate. And until recently the LINO left dominated the Liberal and National parties, emphasis in New South Wales Liberals.

      The pale Green Party of Independents (Climate200 backed and GetUp supported) appear to be LINO left politically but also could be just as easily with the dark Greens.

      Many or most post-WW2 migrant groups are opposed to the far left side of politics and for very good reasons, they have experienced countries with totalitarian regimes.

      I believe that the latest call for a change to the Constitution to make provision for a “Voice” is doomed to fail because the sensible Australians of Indigenous ancestry oppose it as do, I believe, most Australians. Be cautious and demand a full explanation if the referendum is conducted, and consider that the republic movement also seeks to change the Constitution, so put the two together. Never allow politicians to make changes to our Constitution without being given a complete and detailed explanation. And think hard before accepting.

      I think most Australians have had enough of the political nonsense.

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        Philip

        That fact Albo made a for the republic is sign of volcano smoke, the movement is rising. Slowly, and then they will strike.

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    John Connor II

    Oceanic viruses and their effect on climate

    RNA viruses are abundant in human diseases. For example, coronavirus and influenza virus are both RNA-based. When it comes to RNA viruses in the ocean, however, scientists are just learning about the variety that can be found and the range of hosts they can infect.

    Dr. Guillermo Dominguez-Huerta, a scholar in viral ecology at Ohio State University (OSU) and a study co-author, told Live Science: “Based on the new study, we’re pretty sure that most of it is.” RNA viruses in the ocean are infecting eukaryotes”.

    Eukaryotes are organisms that have complex cells that contain their genetic material inside the nucleus.

    These viral hosts – namely fungi and protozoa, including algae and amoeba – pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and thus affect the amount of carbon stored in the ocean.

    After identifying a likely host for the ocean virus, the team determined that about 1,200 viruses could be involved in the carbon “exporting” process. It is the process by which carbon is extracted from the atmosphere, introduced into marine organisms and then “exported” to the deep sea, when those organisms sink to the seafloor after death.

    https://www.science.org/content/article/ocean-viruses-may-have-impact-earth-s-climate

    Sshhhh…nobody tell Greta 😉

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    John Connor II

    Everybody thank Greta and supporters for their part in creating a better, cleaner, greener future

    https://i0.wp.com/clownuniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/6B644FCA-7E60-47C5-9D0E-F27EDC5B0728.jpeg

    Yup. Totally predictable. 😆

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      Ronin

      The filthy mongs, they should be treated like naughty children and made clean up their room, take yer garbage home with you.

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    Kim

    ‘Only possible outcome’ of Voice to Parliament referendum would be ‘a train wreck’
    Racism, non inclusiveness, a form of apartheid. Another example of bad morality from the left. Backward – a retrograde step.

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      James Murphy

      The 1967 referendum allowed the federal government to make laws that included Aboriginal people, i.e. one system of federal laws for all Australians, and to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Census. This was seen as a good thing by just about everyone, but now it seems that the usual racist activists are keen on different laws for different people based on skin colour.

      As for activists ruining things for people, the Beetaloo Basin traditional owners aren’t happy with interference from people who think they know what’s best.
      https://www.nit.com.au/beetaloo-traditional-owners-reveal-frustration-at-anti-fracking-activists-interfering-on-country/ Just as with any landowner, it’s their land, they should be able to decide what to do with it…

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        Dennis

        Among the very small percentage of Australians who claim to have Indigenous ancestry are a small minority of Indigenous ancestry activists and from my observations beginning 1960s when Charles Perkins (Indigenous mother and Afghan father) became the first Indigenous graduate with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and was recruited by the NSW Government’s Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Charles Perkins was a university activist and was a leader of a freedom drive by bus around the country of like minded activists demanding everything they hoped they could extract from our governments.

        The 1967 Referendum was one of the very few in our history to succeed and was very well supported by most Australians.

        And today there are several “voices” elected as Members of Parliament and the represent on a per capita basis a larger group than the population of Indigenous Australians would have if there was a quota system.

        I am fed up with non-Indigenous politicians and others supporting the noisy minority activists.

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        Robert B

        The referendum was not to include Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders in the census. The constitution had a provision to not count them for the purpose of allocating the number of seats in Parliament for a state if they weren’t allowed to vote in that state. It forced WA and Qld to give them the vote so they were counted. More about removing an embarrassment than giving them rights.

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      Graham Richards

      I see minority rule on the horizon.

      Why, oh why, do they want to change the system just when it’s working well.

      If it’s not broke, don’t “fix” it.

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      Wow… indigeneity is left wing now?

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        R.B.

        Indigenous leader Warren Mundine says “no one” has convinced him about why an Indigenous Voice to Parliament is necessary.

        “There’s more representation in local government and state governments and territories than we’ve ever had before, and here they’re saying ‘but we need an Aboriginal Voice’,

        “Well whose voices are they talking about? We have these people there. I vote for people who are going to do a job for me … it’s about doing a job.”

        Warren Mundine

        it’s a lefty thing because they think it’s a backdoor to over riding democracy.

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          Robber

          How will yet another “voice” change anything in disadvantaged remote communities.
          More talkfests for the elite changes nothing except their profiles and income.

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      yarpos

      Wasn’t ATSIC enough of a train wreck? in true lefty style, lets go back for more.

      https://www.spectator.com.au/2017/11/another-atsic-will-also-fail/

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    Mike Jonas

    “Vaccines on trial
    Looks like they really are ‘all in this together’

    [..] Dr Clare Craig, a diagnostic pathologist was shocked by the shoddy data Pfizer presented to the FDA in support of its application. Craig is co-chair of the HART Group, highly qualified UK doctors, scientists, economists and other experts who came together over shared concerns about policy relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. [..]” Worth reading the full article: https://spectator.com.au/2022/06/vaccines-on-trial/

    Apologies if this has been posted here before.

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    David Maddison

    Good news, but not for this poor fellow.

    He is suing due to his inappropriate surgical mutilation via “gender reassignment” to supposedly treat a mental illness. His life is ruined.

    All those woke Leftists that promote and implement this garbage, especially to children ought to be on notice that you might get sued, and hopefully will get sued (for a lot!) once more of your victims have the courage to come out about their mutilations.

    Back in the day, a “boyish” girl was called a “Tomboy”. There was nothing wrong with that and they ended up perfectly normal mothers and wives. These days they would be told that they are “really a boy” and rapidly told to cross-dress and given hormones and mutilating surgeries.

    Or an effeminate boy would be left alone and may have turned out hetero or homo, but was certainly not told he was a girl and mutilating surgeries or hormones imposed upon him.

    Today, once a child is deemed by groomer adults that they are of other than their correct birth gender, no time is wasted with hormones and mutilating surgeries. Jordan Peterson had an excellent recent video about this. https://youtu.be/ayWyzvo9SNY (Under 14 mins.)

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10953157/Man-suing-NHS-trans-surgery-regrets-bravely-waived-anonymity-share-ordeal.html

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      Graeme+P.

      And now the poor bugger will have to endure hate coming from the trans lobby, they really hate heretics.

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      Grogery

      It takes a lot of balls to fight something like that.

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      PeterPetrum

      Before my voice broke at puberty it was quite high. My mother used to call me “Peterina”. Just as well there was no push for transgender mutilation then!

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    Zane

    Seeing the group shot of the clowns at the G7 circus is quite barf-inducing.

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    Zane

    Hooray! We’re saved!

    ” Fast-sinking jellyfish could boost the oceans’ uptake of carbon dioxide “.

    https://www.geomar.de/en/news/article/fast-sinking-jellyfish-could-boost-the-oceans-uptake-of-carbon-dioxide

    Thank you, jellyfish. Now can we go back to using fossil fuels, please.

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      Philip

      That was an interesting quick read. Well what do you know, nature has it all under control.

      You could see nature is in control and we will not be destroyed by simply stepping back and looking at the bigger picture, rather than looking closer in. You will see the earth obviously has mechanisms that regulate things to some degree simply because the earth has not been destroyed before despite many changes that have occurred.

      Science on the other hand, looks at things in finer and finer detail to get to the real story, and then puts it all back together again.

      We overlook the former method.

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    David Maddison

    If you haven’t yet read Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s book about Fauci, it is both riveting and shocking. You won’t see the current or previous pandemic in the same way again. I highly recommend it.

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      Climate Heretic

      David is correct. It’s mind boggling. A tour de force. De rigor reading.

      Worth every cent.

      Regards
      Climate Heretic

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      Strop

      What’s the gist of what he says about Fauci is it opinion or well grounded in fact?

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        David Maddison

        The gist about Fauci is that he is a narcissistic control freak who almost everyone is terrified of. He has the power to make or break careers and has done do on numerous occasions and he even bullies US presidents. He is not a nice person. There are few if any opinions about Fauci which aren’t backed up by verifiable fact.

        The book is VERY heavily referenced with possibly thousands of references plus there are QR codes for every chapter to get live updates.

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    el+gordo

    Multicultural Australia.

    ‘The data revealed that almost half of all Australians (48.2 per cent) had a parent born overseas, and more than a quarter were themselves born overseas.’ (ABC)

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    Earl

    Yesterday told (3rd hand) of an apparent case of a Sydneysider turning up at a hospital and being told by staff to go to their local gp as the hospital was expecting a pandemic and were keeping beds unoccupied. As I say heard via friend of friend of person involved so just filed it away. Just now have read of the brand new dominant strain of covid which “Victorian department of health explained the strain had a greater ability than BA.2 (the current dominant strain) to evade both immunity from vaccination and past Covid infection.”

    So get ready people all bets are off as far as past experience goes we are starting brand new as if past infections and innoculations never happened.

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      Mike Jonas

      Before clearing the hospitals to prepare for a new coronavirus surge, did they check whether things like Vit-D and Ivermectin could keep people out of hospital?
      Isn’t it strange that back in early 2020 there was an article in ‘The Conversation’ about 47 existing drugs that showed promise against the coronavirus, yet in the two years since then there has been no effort to try them. Not even a suggestion that it would be a good idea for people to keep their Vit-D levels up.
      https://theconversation.com/we-found-and-tested-47-old-drugs-that-might-treat-the-coronavirus-results-show-promising-leads-and-a-whole-new-way-to-fight-covid-19-136789

      Here’s a typical US NIH report: “There is insufficient evidence to recommend either for or against the use of vitamin D for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19.”. And what was the basis for this statement? “In a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial that was conducted at two sites in Brazil, 240 hospitalized patients …..”. So the test was done only on patients who were already in hospital – not exactly relevant for finding out whether Vit-D can help prevent infection or help in the early stages of infection. The article goes on to say “It should be noted that this study had a small sample size and enrolled participants with a variety of comorbidities and concomitant medications.”, yet they still made that “insufficient evidence” finding.
      https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/therapies/supplements/vitamin-d/
      I would argue that NIH went out of their way to make an adverse finding on Vit-D. How many hospitals have they stressed and how many people have they killed?

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        A very important question Mike. At some higher level all the possible cheap antiviral studies and trials were mostly quashed or quietly knobbled or never done, and all the journalists that might have followed them up didn’t ask either.

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        David Maddison

        Vitamin D takes a long time to build up, although I am not sure how long. It is almost pointless giving it to the already infected, however.

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          David Maddison

          Early in the pandemic Fauci actually admitted he takes Vitamin D but then it got no attention.

          I recall that Fauci’s policy on Vitamin D and covid, as mentioned in Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s book about Fauci, was not to take it as it would not help with covid, so he said. In the book it also said how a Canadian medical association said they’d deregister doctors who even suggested to patients that taking Vitamin D would improve their resistance to covid.

          Jo has posted studies here that prove the effectiveness of vitamin D in preventing or improving outcomes of covid disease.

          https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/14/supplements-white-house-advisor-fauci-takes-every-day-to-help-keep-his-immune-system-healthy.html

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            Astonishingly as an early treatment bolus (large) doses of Vitamin D are still useful. Though I would never choose to wait myself, but the dose sizes are spectacular. The studies on people in hospital showed that people tended to benefit if they received more than 250,000IU in the space of ten days or less. Lower doses were not that helpful. Half a million IU was respectable, say at 100,000 per day for five days.

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        Hanrahan

        Pointless giving V D orally once in hospital, it takes too long to become active especially if overweight. One would need a large dose of the active form [calciferol?] IV to help.

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      KP

      “So get ready people all bets are off as far as past experience goes we are starting brand new as if past infections and innoculations never happened.”

      Haha!! That sounds just like WHO-speak translated into everyday Aussie… It will be another over-blown hyped-up load of crap to get us to take all those shots that the Govt ordered and has to pay for. I can imagine the behind-closed-doors meetings at the G7 and CHOGM and G20 etc with those in real power banging on the able and telling the Prime Ministers they’re NOT DOING ENOUGH!

      Bring it on!

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    el+gordo

    Australians experience a normal winter and everyone is amazed.

    ‘It’s going to be a freezing week for Aussies as a polar surge spreads across Victoria, ACT and New South Wales, sending temperatures plummeting to -6C in some areas.

    ‘Residents in parts of central Victoria, the ACT and NSW will be subject to minimum ‘feels-like’ temperatures of -3C on Wednesday morning, with NSW and Victoria border towns dropping to a chilly -6C.

    ‘The polar chill saw almost the entirety of NSW covered in frost on Tuesday morning, with the icy ground spreading to northern Victoria.’ (Daily Mail)

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      David Maddison

      Even unusually cold conditions are blamed on glo-bull warming.

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        el+gordo

        Global warming is over rated and definitely CO2 has nothing to do with climate change. The human output is insignificant compared to the ACC.

        ‘In the Southern Ocean, strong ocean-atmosphere interactions and eddies largely drive upwelling, researchers have found. Westerly winds circling Antarctica blow cold, carbon-dioxide-rich surface water northward from the continent across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC).’ (MIT News)

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    John Connor II

    Depopulation of Taiwan –
    Birth Rate Dropped by 23% in ONE YEAR — And it is NOT Covid

    This is a continuation of my post from yesterday about a massive 13% decline in births in Germany. Such a decline is a nine-sigma event, meaning that it is so unlikely to occur by chance, that it would naturally happen as rarely as an asteroid striking the Earth.

    Germany is (also) experiencing a strange decline in births in the first quarter of 2022, totally inconsistent with their experience in recent years.

    https://igorchudov.substack.com/p/depopulation-of-taiwan

    Deagal prediction shaping up well then 😉

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      Zane

      The first rule of Vaccine Club is don’t talk about Vaccine Club! – Tyler Durden.

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        Philip

        Indeed. Another young death, 44 yr old male, perfectly healthy, just dropped dead here two days ago. Heart attack of course. No questions asked. Lot’s of comments like , “geez you never know when your times up”.

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      Len

      The “jabs” have caused many miscarriages from what I have read.

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        Hanrahan

        The Front Line Doctors were reporting a big increase in miscarriages a year ago, but vaxxers do not believe they are real doctors.

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    John Connor II

    China Achieves “Brain-Scale” Artificial Intelligence Using Its Latest Supercomputer

    The AI, dubbed Bagualu, made use of 174 trillion parameters, rivaling the number of human brain synapses. This is a next-level AI system.
    According to the latest reports, 174 trillion parameters were executed by the Sunway supercomputer, roughly matching the number of synapses in the human brain.

    An artificial intelligence program that could be as complex as the human brain is claimed to have been created by scientists in China.

    Bagualu, or “alchemist’s pot,” as it is referred to, is an artificial intelligence model developed at the National Supercomputing Center in Jiangsu, an eastern province of China.

    Scientists described it as a “brain-scale” model of artificial intelligence that may have applications in the development of autonomous vehicles, computer vision, and many sciences.

    https://curiosmos.com/china-brain-scale-ai-supercomputer/

    The term AI is bandied around too much.
    These systems are not true AI. Not yet anyway…

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      David Maddison

      And if these AI machines become smart enough and decide humans are superfluous, we will need the original John Connor I to come and save us…

      The robot platforms are certainly getting there. See robots from Boston Dynamics. Thankfully that company is no longer owned by Google.

      https://youtu.be/GOc-qiKRMWc

      https://youtu.be/tF4DML7FIWk

      https://youtu.be/zIdyhGyXcUg

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      KP

      …and what of all the talk of us only using 10% of our brains?? They would only need 17trillion parameters, or maybe they have 10brains hooked up in there. What does a schizoid AI look like?

      I have a feeling that a human has a lot of pre-programming inside when born, and I expect that can’t reproduce that.

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    John Connor II

    Crazy Karen vents after Roe/Wade. Libs of TikTok

    https://twitter.com/_/status/1540497747903668224

    Can’t imagine why the birth rates are plummeting. She seems a good choice of partner. 😅

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    John Connor II

    Thought for the day

    What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.
    This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.

    …To live in this process is absolutely not to be able to notice it—please try to believe me—unless one has a much greater degree of political awareness, acuity, than most of us had ever had occasion to develop. Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, ‘regretted,’ that, unless one were detached from the whole process from the beginning, unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these ‘little measures’ that no ‘patriotic German’ could resent must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. One day it is over his head.

    How is this to be avoided, among ordinary men, even highly educated ordinary men? Frankly, I do not know. I do not see, even now. Many, many times since it all happened I have pondered that pair of great maxims, Principiis obsta and Finem respice—‘Resist the beginnings’ and ‘Consider the end.’ But one must foresee the end in order to resist, or even see, the beginnings. One must foresee the end clearly and certainly and how is this to be done, by ordinary men or even by extraordinary men? Things might have. And everyone counts on that might.

    “But Then It Was Too Late,” They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933-45 by Milton Mayer

    History will always repeat until people change and that will only come with evolution.

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      Gunther

      Good point, Trump was following this path and was thankfully booted out. Sadly, Biden has to deal with the damage caused, eg R v W.

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        b.nice

        What garbage from a rabid Biden-lover that hates humans.!

        Trump had the US humming, progressing, building, and self reliant.

        Biden has turned that all around, in such a short period, and US is now in fast decline, regressing and begging for help from other countries.

        Trump was trying to make the US great.

        Biden is making it pathetic.

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    John Connor II

    Incredible Virus Discovery Offers Clues About the Origins of Complex Life

    The first discovery of viruses infecting a group of microbes that may include the ancestors of all complex life has been found, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) report in Nature Microbiology. The incredible discovery offers tantalizing clues about the origins of complex life and suggests new directions for investigating the hypothesis that viruses were essential to the evolution of humans and other complex life forms.

    There is a well-supported hypothesis that all complex life forms such as humans, starfish, and trees — which feature cells with a nucleus and are called eukaryotes — originated when archaea and bacteria merged to form a hybrid organism. Recent research suggests the first eukaryotes are direct descendants of so-called Asgard archaea. The latest research, by Ian Rambo (a former doctoral student at UT Austin) and other members of Brett Baker’s lab, sheds light on how viruses, too, may have played a role in this billions-year-old history.

    https://scitechdaily.com/incredible-virus-discovery-offers-clues-about-the-origins-of-complex-life/

    Little wonder there’s so much viral presence in human DNA…

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    another ian

    How would “Their ABC” score?

    “CBC Unites Canada”

    “Places where respondents go to watch documentaries

    Netflix 25 %

    CBC 2 %”

    More details here

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/06/27/cbc-unites-canada/

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    rowjay

    I kept on hearing that reverse cycle air is the most efficient way to heat your house. I found this Vic Govt website that compared various heating options for a 2-star Melbourne house of 160m2. A summary follows:

    Type…………………….Stars…………….Cost/year…………Emissions (kg/year)

    Gas ducted………………6…………$950………………………3,415
    Reverse cycle ducted……4…………$990………………………4,030
    Electric in slab…………none……….$3,120…………………….17,865
    Slow combust wood…..Standard……$1,215………………………320

    Time to fire up the chainsaw again – the best way to reduce climate change /sarc

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      Philip

      is that a misprint ? Strange

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        Sceptical+Sam

        No, it doesn’t appear to be a misprint.

        It checks out as the lowest emissions (kg/year) in all the options listed in the link provided by rowjay.

        But it’s still wrong according to the way the EU counts wood chips. They argue that wood chips produced from trees felled in the New World, chipped and transported by bunker oil powered ships across the Atlantic Ocean, are emission neutral. CO2 sequestration = CO2 emission.

        But then, what would the EU know about energy?

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        yarpos

        There are also a few multiplication factors mentioned on the website for location and star rating. Using those for your situation may bring it back to something more like you might expect

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    beowulf

    Forget your 4th and 5th mRNA boosters. Just wait for your BNT162c(2) self-amplifying RNA (saRNA) “vaccine”, already in clinical trials that began in January this year. FOI’s have revealed this — complete with the juicy bits redacted. It’s supposed to be a one-jab, forever vaccine.

    https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/foi-2183-09.pdf

    https://jessicar.substack.com/p/when-you-hear-bnt162c2-run-dont-walk

    So the claim is that this self-amplifying messenger RNA is awesome because you need to inject less of it. But here’s the thing: it encodes its own replicase enzyme – it makes copies of the RNA (whatever it is) once inside the cells.

    They claim that adverse event occurrences are proportional to the initial dose of RNA — so this is healthier than “conventional” multiple mRNA vaxxes.

    You’ll be gratified to learn that our TGA is totally on board and that saRNA has been in their vaccine development schedule for some time. (See extracts of BioNTech document released by the TGA.) It has been coming since at least August 2020.

    The primary endpoint of the clinical trial is 21 days post injection.

    21 days of long term data should sort out any issues with an unknown technology. I see no problem with that. Anyone who does is obviously a far-right anti-vax nutcase Trump supporter climate denier.

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    Zane

    Got passed by a guy on an electric unicycle on the footpath this arvo.

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    Recently, this idi0t followed me in the shopping centre.

    I go out of my way to avoid people ‘spruiking’ electrical power related matters in shopping centres.

    He was Green, and even though I did all I could to assiduously avoid him, he asked if I knew much about renewable power. I replied with my usual response ….. “Yep, what would you like to know,” and kept walking. He bl00dy followed me, thinking I was just being a [email protected] @r$e.

    So, after telling him I had a qualification in Electrical Engineering, I ended up giving him five minutes actually, and when he started ‘sputtering’ realising maybe he might be losing out, he ‘allowed’ me to walk off, smiling. (me, not him!) Oddly, on the way back out I had to pass him again, I faked that really broad smile, and he, umm, looked the other way.

    Anyway, after I shredded him on the minimum overnight power consumption being 18000MW, and 80% of average daily power consumption, which he laughed at and told me that was just not right at all, and now all but speechless, he hit upon another of his ‘coached’ talking points, about how we, as a Country, the whole of Australia were being responsible and reducing our overall total electrical power consumption ….. as a whole of Country on a year by year basis. I just said flat out BS, only I used the whole word, and then explained to him how even though the data may look like that, ever so slightly, there was a reason for that. He asked why, smugly thinking I had no response.

    I asked him how much the average home consumed in power in a year, not even expecting an answer really, as I immediately followed it with how much power would be consumed by an Industrial Company, and again he had no answer, and as he sputtered I walked away.

    So, think about that for a moment.

    The average home consumes around X MWH a year, and here, who cares how much it really is. The ….. AVERAGE Industrial consumer consumes ….. ONE HUNDRED times what the average home consumes, and that’s just the average Industrial consumer. Large consumers in fact use so much more power than even that average, some of them more than 5000 times that of the average home. The average Commerce consumer, the average shop in a Mall, uses seven to eight times what a residence consumers, and Coles and Woolies are on par with the LARGE Industrial consumers.

    You know, like, umm, let’s say, how about, vehicle manufacturers.

    So you know, Australia, as a Country is responsibly consuming less power overall each year.

    Mitsubishi/Chrysler/Valiant shut down all its Australian Manufacturing in 2008.
    Ford shut down its Australian manufacturing in 2016.
    Toyota shut down all its Australian manufacturing in 2017.
    Holden shut down all its Australian manufacturing in 2017.

    Now think of how many major manufacturers have also shut down here in Oz, and hey, I wonder how many moved to China. eh!

    But hey, it looks like we are being responsible eh! and consuming less power, when in actual fact those huge consumers have just packed up and moved on.

    AVERAGE Industrial consumer …… One Hundred times what the average home consumes. Major Industries ….. ONE to FIVE Thousand times PLUS what is being used by the average home.

    You can look at data, and make up whatever you want to about it eh!

    Tony.

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    another ian

    FWIW

    “John Waters explains what’s about to happen in Europe”

    https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2022/06/john-waters-explains-whats-about-to.html

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    John Connor II

    Geert Vanden Bossche with Clas Sivertsen on where the world is heading from July 2022 forward

    https://youtu.be/sqp4jUDhJRI

    One week to go so we’ll see…
    Covid is in decline, but re-emerging and latent diseases, or something totally new, looks to be driver going forward.

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      Scissor

      It actually seems like a slight rise in cases and deaths in the past couple of weeks, at least in Australia.

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    another ian

    What’s the drum on this?

    On line Courier Mail headline

    “Extraordinary number of deaths avoided by covid vax”

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    Dave

    SA wind farms, big Tesla battery fined more than $4 million over separate breaches

    AGL and Hornsdale Power Reserve which is owned by Neoen which is a French company!

    At least they paid back part of the ALBO $800 million for the sub cancellation.

    Only another $799 Million to go!

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      Hanrahan

      Take the “A” out of AGL [they have no right to claim they are Australian] and all you have left is Gas Light.

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      Philip

      The Tesla didnt fire up when asked. At least they do get fined, I’m almost surprised.

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        James Murphy

        A fine for a company receiving massive government subsidies is hardly a fine, it’s a spin-cycle.

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    Liberator

    I was speaking to one of the companies that makes plastic packaging for our company, he is livid about the “green revolution and renewables” He said just shut down all the fossil fuel power generation and then see how they all like it and To stop calling it blackouts/brownouts, they are greenouts!

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    Geoffrey Williams

    Australian DPD form; (Digital Passenger Declaration)
    I am returning to Aus in 3 days time and I have just completed the DPD form. Found the document to be long and frustrating to complete and submit. Has anyone experienced similar issues?
    (In the past this document was completed by hand on-board the aircraft before arrival in Australia.) The beaurocrats have ‘gone to town’ on this one! The form has to be completed on one’s iPhone or computer. The whole thing seems to me to dictatorial and threatening and fines are applicable for failure to correctly submit. The day has gone when your passport was sufficient to travel the world and return home to your home country hassle free. The day of big brother has well and truly arrived and it is a great shame I think . .

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      Hanrahan

      Here, life is simple: I have no grand kids so no need for an expensive smart phone. Could I complete this DPD without one?

      I’m convinced you could not travel in an EV without one.

      I’m carrying more cash and using it now as a pathetic “up yours!”

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      farmerbraun

      The establishment of a digital ID is a patriotic act , Comrade.

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    David Maddison

    Latest on Joe and Hunter Biden, under 4 mins.

    https://youtu.be/UjlP-e_OPKY

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    Ronin

    Treasurer Chalmers taking credit for Australias good financial standing.

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    KP

    Oh Dear! “Russia missiled a Ukrainian shopping mall holding a thousand people, unimaginable deaths..”

    or 7News- “In what’s been described as an act of terrorism, Russia has launched an atrocious missile attack on a shopping centre in central Ukraine killing at least a dozen people and injuring many more.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPUZ2czhoXc

    or

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOF423Yl6FQ

    Dumb [Snips]! Sorry Jo.. Such blatant lies on mainstream media makes my blood boil!

    ..except.. nowhere near 1000cars, probably not more than a dozen. No women in the crowd, who does the shopping? The building is still standing, on fire yes, but not blown up so no missiles. The 40 or 50 people seen are young men of military age, the sort the Ukranian SBU go out hunting for to snatch off the street and press-gang into the army.

    The Russians said they hit an industrial building using precision missiles. Just next door to the shopping mall it seems, or maybe once again the Ukies were storing arms in a disused shopping mall.

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      tonyb

      KP

      I suggest you look at your own links, plenty of others are also available. It was an active shopping centre. The burnt out remains can be clearly seen. A check of the local hospitals will demonstrate numerous people were taken there.

      I suppose the Russians haven’t razed other cities to the ground and targeted residential blocks? Perhaps they never invaded Ukraine at all and this is all just some big piece of theatre?

      Many millions of Ukrainians have fled their homes and country. Some 60000 have found their way to the UK. Their tales are horrifying or have they all come on holiday here?

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        It is a war. Mistakes and downright atrocities happen in ALL wars. People assume that their parents and grandparents were blameless of any misdemeanour during their wartime experiences. That is incredibly naive. Nothing, NOTHING excuses atrocities, but they will always happen on both sides.

        This is why it is tragic that this territorial dispute was not solved in the early peace talks in Turkey between all sides. It is not helpful that Zelensky now states that he will not concede the Russian speaking areas of eastern Ukraine.

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        yarpos

        Funny how nobody empathized with the Russian minority when they where getting shelled by their own government. If you want to talk about theatre lets talk about presenting Zelensky and his cronies as victims and bastions of virtue. The whole thing is a disaster and was avoidable if UKraine/EU/Russia all kept to their promises. Sadly thats not how the world works.

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      MrGrimNasty

      Look KP, they’ve gone to the effort of CGI-ing a missile into the CCTV, or perhaps it’s just another location entirely, a warehouse full of poison that Zelensky was going to drown Russian babies in.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-61978727

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    CHRIS

    KP… the supreme Russian apologist. Probably have a framed photo of Vlad the Putrid, eh?

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    RicDre

    Karma?

    Bidenflation Crushing Woke Hollywood as Production Costs Soar

    Hollywood went all in for Joe Biden in 2020. And now they are paying the price, literally, as the cost of movie and TV production soars to levels that are giving entertainment executives sticker shock.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/06/28/bidenflation-crushing-woke-hollywood-as-production-costs-soar/

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      yarpos

      With some luck it will mean less output from Hollywood. Cant say I will miss some of the over CGI’s crap that is just chock full of “The Message”

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    RicDre

    Study: Global Warming is Causing a DECLINE in Tropical Cyclones

    Essay by Eric Worrall

    Aussie researchers believe cyclone intensity may be rising, though their study was “too coarse” to address this question.

    And of course, there is the obvious question; If conditions are less favorable to cyclone formation, why do the storms which do form have to be more intense? Wouldn’t climatically unfavorable conditions tend to retard the formation and peak intensity of those cyclones which do appear? Why not a rise in crop friendly low to moderate intensity rainfall events?

    The thermodynamic and atmospheric water cycle books must balance, but there seems no compelling reason to assume that balance has to come in the form of a rise in world wrecking extreme weather events.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/06/28/study-global-warming-is-causing-a-decline-in-tropical-cyclones/

    As Ron Long says in his comment to the article: “[They] Study one thing (cyclone frequency) and predict something else (cyclone intensity). …”

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      Hanrahan

      Althea and Tracy, the two names seared in my brain, were 50 yrs ago.

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      el+gordo

      The weakening of the Hadley and Walker circulations is of interest.

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      el+gordo

      The Walker circulation has been slowing down since the mid-19th century, at the end of global cooling.

      ‘Walker circulation is closely linked with the El Niño phenomenon, with warmer-than-average SSTs in the eastern Pacific as upwelling diminishes. In contrast, the opposite phase, a particularly strong Walker circulation, produces a La Niña event, with cooler SSTs caused by increased upwelling.’ (wiki)

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    farmerbraun

    Ventusky Precipitation model projections have an interesting situation for the Tasman Sea and NZ from the 5-9th July.
    The Wet , which began mid-May hasn’t really added much to soil moisture, and ground conditions are firm.
    The West of NZ needs a lot more rain before a la Nina summer.
    We got lucky last year when an ex-tropical system came down the West Coast – without that it would have been a moderately dry Summer here.
    https://www.ventusky.com/?p=8;166;2&l=rain-3h

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      el+gordo

      Are La Nina summers usually dry?

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        farmerbraun

        They can be very dry on the West Coast – wet on the East Coast if ex-tropical cyclones track down across Coromandel and East Cape.
        Most of the rain comes in from the East and the West Coast is in the “shadow ” of the main divide.

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          el+gordo

          Thanks, this is NIWA’s viewpoint.

          ‘Therefore, some areas, such as central Otago and South Canterbury, can experience drought in both El Niño and La Niña. Warmer than normal temperatures typically occur over much of the country during La Niña, although there are regional and seasonal exceptions.’

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    TedM

    Open Letter and advice from Geert Vanden Bosche.

    Geert Vanden Bossche
    Jun 25

    • I am finalizing my analysis on the immune-epidemiologic consequences of the mass vaccination program. It will shed light on how the emergence of globally ongoing / starting epidemics of several different infectious diseases (meningococcal, TB, HIV, Herpetic diseases, etc.) as well as that of 2 major pandemics (even if not yet officially declared as pandemics), i.e., Monkeypox and Avian Flu are related to the mass vax program.
    Basically, the enhanced susceptibility of vaccinees to SC-2 (which results from their infection-enhancing vaccinal antibodies) sufficiently exhausts the innate and adaptive immune system to lower the population’s immune defense down to a level where these microorganisms can spread in the population. I will explain this in more detail but for now, I strongly advice all people who didn’t get the shot to:
    1. take extreme care of their health and lifestyle,
    2. not vaccinate against seasonal Influenza (!!) as this will only make you more susceptible to avian Flu (because of ADEI),
    3. for all those who didn’t get it in the past: get sooner or later the live attenuated, replication-competent smallpox vaccine (not yet available in sufficient supply but the expansion of smallpox is slower than that of avian Flu, so hope that this will allow for enough time to scale up production)
    4. make sure your young children do NOT get vaccinated with any of the C-19 vaccines (under no circumstances!) but get them properly vaccinated with the live attenuated childhood vaccines: Measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, as I predict that outbreaks will occur in countries / regions where herd immunity has dropped below the threshold
    5. not worry too much about C-19; most of us now have a level of trained innate immunity or even natural immunity that will protect us from moderate (and certainly from severe) disease. The situation will only further improve as the virus continues to select more resistant immune escape variants. I predict that even the unvaccinated vulnerable people will become less and less susceptible, but for now, some may still be vulnerable if they haven’t gotten any SC-2-infection experience yet.
    6. Avoid travel to other countries and follow the situation in your own region / country and also worldwide, especially re: avian influenza
    7. Consider removing your parents from the nursing home as we are up for outbreaks of RSV and seasonal Flu and having vulnerable people concentrated in the same place is just going to make it worse. Nevertheless, even the elderly and vulnerable people should stay away from seasonal Flu shots as they could be a death sentence if one gets hit by avian flu (ADEI!).
    • As already mentioned, I strongly recommend all fully vaccinated people to ensure access to antivirals.

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      TedM

      The above post is copied and pasted from an email that I received on Gert Vanden Bossche’s network.

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    OldOzzie

    Re DemoCraps 6th Jan Witness Hearsay Trump tried to Grab the Driver’s Steering Wheel

    The Beast driver is separated from the passengers for security

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    el+gordo

    Revolution is in the air, this could get really nasty.

    ‘Moderate Liberals have taken issue with Peter Dutton’s declaration the Coalition will oppose Labor’s legislation for its emissions reduction target, saying the position should be thrashed out in the party room.

    ‘Should Mr Dutton’s decision hold, moderates are not ruling out some in their ranks crossing the floor, if only to lessen their chances of losing their seats at the next election to Greens or teal independents.’ (SMH)

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      el+gordo

      In addition to that …

      ‘Contrary to the post-election view that the ranks of the Liberal moderate faction have been thinned, thus giving the conservatives the whip hand under Peter Dutton, a breakdown of the numbers shows the opposite is the case.

      ‘After taking into account the Liberal MPs who lost their seats, those who retired and whose seats subsequently were won by Labor, the Greens or a Liberal successor of the opposing faction, plus the depletion of the Liberal Party Senate ranks, it is the right that has been …’ (AFR)

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      Gerry

      Well good to see our leaders who promised to represent us and our best interests are most concerned about their own. I hope Dutton sticks to his guns.

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    OldOzzie

    Brilliant – What a Bunch of Incompetents

    Anthony Fauci says that he’s experienced rebound in Covid symptoms after taking a Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid – which studies now show is NOT effective for people who are vaccinated

    – Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he’s on his second course of Paxlovid after testing positive again for Covid-19
    – According to Pfizer’s own data, the drug is limited in its abilities to fight Covid-19 in a vaccinated person
    – The CDC issued a warning about Covid-19 rebound symptoms after taking Paxlovid in May 2022
    – A UC San Diego study found that patients who were experiencing Covid rebound symptoms suffered because Paxlovid did not get to enough infected cells

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      Husband’s GP prescribed Paxlovid (tele call) when he contracted a very mild dose of Omicron. Husband declined to take it, given the information even at that time (mid May) that Paxlovid caused rebound Covid.

      It is all mind boggling.

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    OldOzzie

    NFT market is collapsing with sales down more than 87% from it’s ATH!

    It’s just so sad to see somebody spend so much money on something that isn’t real – Karen Boeker (Beanie Baby expert)

    Our story begins in 1993. Ty Warner, Founder of a toy company Ty Inc. created these innocent-looking stuffed animals for kids. But what started as a simple $5 toy mass-produced in China became such a craze that people were paying thousands of dollars to collect them.

    Looking back, it’s almost unbelievable that people were willing to pay thousands of dollars for a $5 mass-produced toy. But then again, just looking around, we can see the same trends repeating all over again.

    Speculators are paying more than 6 figures for an image of a rock in the hope that down the line its value is going to increase.

    Investors are justifying the value by arguing that these are Non-Fungible (as in, one of a kind that cannot be duplicated). The irony is that this is exactly the same argument investors in Beanie Babies made stating that their toy was going to be one of a kind that others will buy for a fortune down the line.

    It’s the classic case of the greater fool theory where you are buying an overpriced asset in the hope that someone will be willing to pay even more for it later on.

    Given that the Bitcoin is down more than 60% YTD and the whole crypto market is going through another halving, let’s see how the NFT market is doing and whether there is some hope for a bounce-back – or would it go the way of Beanie Babies?

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    another ian

    “Sesame Street Wins the Goebbels Propaganda Award of 2022”

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/06/29/sesame-street-goebbels-propaganda-award-of-2022/

    Advertising guess what?

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    Dennis

    Pay attention, demand a full and complete explanation of what is proposed and the consequences resulting if Australians in every state and territory vote in favour in the majority in every state and territory as constitutional law requires from a referendum.

    The Australia

    Albanese’s haste threatens voice
    The PM’s comments imply he thinks the referendum is on a roll and that delay is a problem. This is plain wrong. The proposal for a First Nations voice is contentious and radical.

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    yarpos

    Unfortunately the Feds have started advertising vaccines for kids. They claim they have been “rigorously assessed”

    Mrs Y immediately began yelling at the TV and me. I get yelled at for most of what’s wrong with the world because I am handy to yell at and vent on. I hope their disgusting advert gets the same response in many homes.

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      Leo G

      Unfortunately the Feds have started advertising vaccines for kids. They claim they have been “rigorously assessed”

      The CDC has apparently been caught out using highly misleading data about the COVID-19 risk for children to recommend vaccines for children under five years old.
      It used a pre-print study with incorrect ranking of causes of death in children earlier this month, leading to a recommendation to vaccinate those aged six months through four years.

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    another ian

    Re “The J6 Committee Spectacular”

    Comedy Central

    “Scott Adams
    @ScottAdamsSays
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    11h
    So far, Trump’s second term has been a huge success. He has several major SCOTUS victories, looks better than ever compared to Biden, and the Jan6 theater just went full Jussie. You can’t win harder than that.”

    From the string here

    “https://twitter.com/ImMeme0/status/1542009302990340096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1542009302990340096%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheconservativetreehouse.com%2Fblog%2F2022%2F06%2F29%2Fthe-j6-committee-went-full-jussie-smollett-today-and-it-is-hilarious%2F

    From

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/06/29/the-j6-committee-went-full-jussie-smollett-today-and-it-is-hilarious/#more-234615

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    Saighdear

    Came across this phrase today: and in a frame of mind about how Business has to survive Government’s stupid ideas:
    “To win the respect of our expert panel of judges is to win the respect of our entire sector and be celebrated by your peers as being one of the companies, projects and people having the biggest impact on our industry, going above and beyond to keep ……”.
    Isn’t this the problem we are actually fighting against ? and then to take it further ‘win the respect or win respect? – Which English form is more popular?’ – but there is another angle in the definition of Gaining respect .

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