Our successor to This Week in the Guardian, This Week in the New Normal is our weekly chart of the progress of autocracy, authoritarianism and economic restructuring around the world.
1. Lockdowns, clean air and saving lives
Not a big story this week, just snuck into the papers without much fanfare, is a report claiming that lockdown saved lives by increasing the air quality in cities.
I mean, it does make any sense, because even if people were driving less, delivery trucks were driving more, and public transport was still running, and planes were still flying, and police vehicles and ambulances and fire engines. Garbage trucks and recycling vans too.
Plus all the essential workers – meaning grocery store workers, gas station attendants, delivery drivers, healthcare workers, police, craftsmen, firefighters – well they all still had to commute to work.
Given all that, it’s hard to see how much the air quality could have improved.
Nevertheless, the report says it did by up to 60%, and that as a result over 800 lives were saved…across 47 of Europe’s biggest cities, concluding:
The information can be important to design effective policies to tackle the problem of pollution in our cities.”
It doesn’t take a genius to decode that sentence.
Now, some of you might be saying that 17 lives per city per year is a number so small as to be insignificant and not worthy of news coverage, let alone impacting public policy…but when your endgame is justifying future “climate lockdowns” to “save the planet”, you need every tiny crumb of propaganda support you can find.
2. BBC Invites the unvaccinated on Question Time
Last week Fiona Bruce, host of the BBC’s flagship political “debate” program Question Time, put an appeal out on social media for unvaccinated people to take part.
The appeal was “slammed”, to use tabloid parlance, by a lot of (completely real) people on social media who believe it is dangerous to allow “implacable” and “nonsensical conspiracy theorists” any airtime at all. Laughably, there were also “concerns” about unvaccinated people sharing an auditorium with the vaccinated.
Guardian columnist Zoe Williams argued against it in the proprietary blend of smugness and ignorance that is unique to the Graun’s opinion pages. The position that “these people are too wrong to argue against, and letting them on TV might convert other people to being wrong” is not one I will ever understand.
In response to the concerns, the BBC has said they will be employing “audience vetting” and “disinformation specialists”:
The issue facing the BBC is how to find “ordinary” unvaccinated members of the public, rather than obsessive anti-vaxx activists, and whether it is possible to distinguish between the two groups. The BBC also runs the risk of broadcasting dangerous medical disinformation to millions of viewers.
Do you see the trick? How all sides work together to direct the narrative?
By issuing the invite the BBC puts up a veneer of even-handedness, and then theatrical “public outrage” means they are “forced” to do what they always intended to do in the first place: Stack the deck against the unvaccinated argument through censorship and “fact-checking”.
Now all they have to do is allow the “audience vetting” to weed out the “obsessive campaigners” (read: the rational or well-informed people), whilst at the same time employing useful idiots or even shills to deliberately argue badly and make factual errors, discrediting the whole movement on live TV.
3. The Ukraine Tug of War
Having covered the Ukraine crisis a lot in the first two years of OffG’s existence, it has been bemusing to watch the back-and-forth over the alleged soon-to-be “Russian invasion”.
First of all, let’s be clear here, Russia is not going to invade Ukraine. They have literally nothing to gain by doing so, and even the most cursory knowledge of military history would teach you that nothing good comes from starting a land war in Eastern Europe in the middle of winter.
…but then why are the US and UK constantly talking about a Russian invasion?
Well, that’s not really the interesting question. Russia-baiting nonsense has been around for literal centuries, and is a constant drip-feed in the news since at least 2013.
The interesting part is that nobody is agreeing with them.
Germany and France have both played down the Russian invasion “threat”, with Germany stopping Estonia from shipping German-made weapons into Ukraine, getting a write-up in the Wall Street Journal for being a “bad ally” for its trouble.
Splits in NATO’s Big Four are nothing new, they date back to Iraq and beyond, but any time the narrative is incoherent or fractured there’s the possibility of some new insight.
However, the really surprising dissent comes from neither France nor Germany, but Ukraine itself. Just yesterday, President Zelensky warned the West they are “creating panic”.
Since the 2014 coup, and subsequent civil war, the Ukrainian government – no matter the administration – have claimed to be “invaded” by Russia at least a dozen times, if even they are saying “the Russian’s aren’t going to invade”, well, then something weird is going on.
It feels like a struggle between the Old Normal and the New Normal, with the Anglosphere wanting to drop Covid and get back to doing war.
BONUS: PR misfire of the week
Someone, somewhere, told the Mayor of Chicago that this was a good idea…
The message is clear. Get vaccinated from the comfort of your home and this stack could be yours 💰💵.
Call 312-746-4835 to make an appointment. #ProtectChicago pic.twitter.com/PPLwSxMMjn
— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) January 27, 2022
There’s a lot to take in here. Clearly it is tone-deaf and somewhat creepy…but it’s also just so funny.
From the fact that if you look closely there’s only about 800 dollars there, to the unexplained stains all over one seat of the couch, to the neatly folded one-dollar bill as an apostrophe, to the Batman-villain-like smile on Lightfoot’s face…and just the overpowering reek of desperation.
It’s not quite as bizarre as New York’s Bill de Blasio offering french fries in return for vaccinations, and eating a hamburger like he’s never even seen one before while he’s doing it, but it’s a close-run thing.
Also another piece of evidence suggesting that vaccine take-up figure might not be quite as high as they’re saying it is.
It’s not all bad…
The huge trucker protest in Canada was the main good news this week, you can read about that in detail here.
Denmark and Austria are lifting their Covid restrictions, too. While we’ll have to wait and see exactly why, and what that means going forward, for now at least it seems to be a good thing, certainly for the unvaccinated Austrians who are allowed outside again.
All told a pretty hectic week for the new normal crowd, and we didn’t even mention the increasingly strange Spotify war or Covid’s latest scare symptom: priapism (yes, seriously).
There’s a lot of change in the air, a lot of agendas in the works, if you see a headline, article, post or interview you think is a sign of the times, post it in the comments, email us or share it on social media and we will add it to the next edition.
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I don’t know if this is the case elsewhere, but here in Limassol, Cyprus, I notice a huge increase in the number of motorbikes riding around to make food deliveries which seems to be a legacy of the lockdowns that has endured. I don’t think the fumes from all those motorbikes are making a positive contribution towards air quality.
Yes, but the fumes are making a cumulative positive contribution towards the public-health authorities’ relentless mask-wearing fetish.
Didn’t the mask-wearing craze in China and other Asian nations begin years before the present scamdemic as a would-be remedy to acute, persistent air pollution?
Yes, it started in 2003 during the first SARS ‘outbreak’. I was there and to my amusement I saw how in a few days a lot of people started wearing surgical masks in public setings; it never went away after that, and it will be the same everywhere else now.
I am getting very concerned about Gezzah Potts, is he in a concentration camp somewhere.
When was his last post? Any Victorians on here had contact?
Haven’t seen anything for about 10 days.
I am so glad you mentioned climate lockdowns as your first point, because I had found the wbscd website through your relevant article some months ago.
I returned recently by coincidence to link the relative article called “avoiding climate lockdowns” to someone, and it wasn’t there anymore! Moreover, you are notified that your request is not SUSTAINABLE!
Anyone who appears on this list should be arrested immediately.
Crime = Genocide
Interesting how many familiar faces there are. A collection of tinpot dictators and petty criminals
(I started it at J Ardern)
William F. BrowderChief Executive Officer, Hermitage Capital Management, United Kingdom
Oh, Now we know where the UK’s anti-Russian rhetoric stems from
What a rogues gallery! Thieves in $5000 suits!
yep. boris, blackface, putin, macaron all ‘groomed’ the wef school
“and we didn’t even mention the increasingly strange Spotify war or Covid’s latest scare symptom: priapism (yes, seriously).”
That’s an easy one: Someone in the Pfizer factory happened to have mixed up viagra and the covid therapy shot.
gosh @ RT we got this (must have been that Nuremberg post):
We are unable to post your comment because RT has placed your account in a timeout. You will be able to comment again when your timeout expires 6 days from now.
Not forgetting stealth omicron aka Omicron 2: Electric Boogaloo
Ok that’s funny
Here’s an idea: put it on Spotify and let Neil Young handle it.
‘Keep on Blackrockin’ in the free world!‘
that made me chuckle, there are not any “ordinary unvaxxed people” your either jabbed or your not, binary outcome.
Maybe the best video on the nonsense of masks. Only 1 minute long. I would love to see the virus peddlers argue with this.
WEF: “You will be given every chance to comply and then everyone will have nothing”
Quebec intending to tax the unvaccinated.
“they will propose legislation…. to include a question in your annual tax forms as to your vax status which you will have to answer under penalty of perjury…& if you answer that you are unvxd & then (give) your income then you are going to be charged a levy of between $100 & $800″
Don’t worry, we won’t starve; the WB has already thought about our food supply. Insect farming is the future, for sustainability sake😉. Eat insect-based food and be happy.
Of course, the Canadian truckers are to be commended. Equally “of course,” their efforts are playing right into the hands of the psychos.
It will be like taking candy from a baby blaming the growing “supply chain breakdown” and consequent empty grocery shelves on the Unvaxxed Truckers.
“Did you see them? Did you see how many there were? This is precisely why you have no food to put on your dinner plate! The unvaxxed want free rein to do exactly as they please – and if you don’t let them, they’ll keep you from eating! THIS MUST CHANGE!”
End of Report. Fade to Black.
It depends on to what extent compliant and noncompliant can unite to reject mandates which will lead directly to Digital ID. The cowardly empty headed racist PM and his after school gang have worked tirelessly over two years to split the population into two warring factions and groom the vaxxed to do everything but kill – though theoretically, taking someones job could starve them to death – the noncompliant.
With a 3rd then 4th booster on the horizon many of the compliant have said enough is enough and many also say regardless of how many shots they’ve had or will have they don’t agree that injections should be forced on anyone. A number of those are part of the protest.
Most likely the giant Turd child of Pierre Elliott Trudeau will remain hyperventilating in his underground bunker like a teenage girl in a haunted house leaving his “post national state” as he calls Canada, to its fate. Now it’s a question of whether the remainders can unite and chuck the govt or divide and succumb to medical apartheid and digital servitude whilst fending off all manner of state subversion and sabotage
They didn’t go on strike. They are prevented from working because they don’t want to risk permanent damage from the mRNA poisons.
Where were they 2 years ago when a blockade like this would have been effective? In April/May 2020 when this was all fresh most people would have joined a mass protest against lockdowns, but it didn’t affect the truckers’ pockets just yet.
Too late now, all the systems are in place and a majority of the population injected there’s no way around, the uninjected need to think about a parallel society rather than try force the hand of one that has broken away and taken to the dungeons.
“to design effective policies to tackle the problem of pollution in our cities.”
So, breathing filthy air is not a personal responsibility, as dictated by the Neoliberal Pigs?!!
If anybody is interested:
Why should he even have to explain himself? He broadcast an interview. It’s up to the listener to do homework to figure out what’s true. If people are honest, your research will corroborate it. If what they’re saying is untrue, they’re wrong and so what? Big deal. Call out the falsehoods — but at least they saw the light of day and could be refuted. Heaven forbid we should just have conversations and exchange ideas. I don’t care who Rogan is or isn’t, who Malone is or isn’t. I just want to hear what people have to say. Why should he try to balance out anything?? Half or more of what I learned in school, in published textbooks, was BS or has changed since I graduated long ago. Why should podcasts be any different?
♪ When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It’s a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of education
Hasn’t hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall ♪
— Paul Simon, “Kodachrome” (1973)
Joe has Joni Mitchel confused with Rickie Lee Jones. Nice dish. Haha
In which Joe reveals what he does when threatened.
Well he is and always has been establishment and loves and praises Bill Gates
A shill will always be a shill. No surprise here.
Better sell your Viagra stock now!
Viagra used to be exclusively made by Pfizer, but the patent has expired, and it can now be made and sold generically.
“For our totally balanced and unbiased BBC Vaccination Debate, I’d like to introduce Professor Knowseverything, V.C, D.S.O. and Bar, V.D., P.I.M.P., Chief Lobbyist for Scurvy Medical Products, Inc., who will support the case for compulsory vaccination with public hanging for those who refuse. To ensure balance, the case for vaccination choice will be put by Sid Scuttle, ex roadsweeper, recovering alcoholic and currently a town centre vagrant.”
COVID-19 deaths and autopsies Feb 2020 to Dec 2021
FOI Ref: FOI/2021/3368
Please supply deaths caused solely by covid 19, where covid is the only cause of death listed on the death certificate, broken down by age group and gender between feb 2020 up to and including dec 2021.
Please supply the number of autopsies carried out on those where covid was the only cause stated.
Thank you for your enquiry.
We have provided analysis on COVID-19 as the only cause of death by age and sex in England and Wales for your requested time period.
Table 1: Number of deaths where COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned on the death certificate, 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2021, by sex and age group, England and Wales
*I couldn’t line the table up so you have to go into the link to view it – sorry
**We know “Covid” is a farce and doesn’t exist but for the believers or fence sitters surely this ends all debate over the deadliness of The Morona and all that the parasite class pushed onto us on the back of it.
Very hard to convince people they have been duped. The injected are in complete denial.
WOW. Thanks for this! The comments on this site can be pure gold….
I really wonder what was going through the minds of the people who compiled and published the data 😆 😆 😆
Another misleading headline from the MSM ghouls
The actual apology buried deep in the text as usual, “‘I’m very sorry that they feel that way. I most certainly don’t want that. I’m a Neil Young fan, I’ve always been a Neil Young fan.”
He is now a horse with no name to me. Thinking of him makes my skin turn red.
Neil Young back story
Joe Rogan shouldn’t have apologized. He had a conversation. I don’t trust Robert Malone, but I want to hear what he has to say.
you might find this interesting;
Malone is a company man. He’s out there to keep the covid story alive only from the side of ‘it was created in a lab.’
Until MASKS disappear from this scamdemic the medical fraud will continue to flourish under the guidance of the criminal element who are behind this worldwide deception. Go to a bar or restaurant and you are served by a mask wearing employee who will dutifully spray your table and seat when you leave. If you dare move from the bar or table to use the toilet then masks must be worn. Go to a shop or supermarket and masked employees are everywhere all dutifully following the same script. Enter a public building and it’s the same story. Walk down a street and many still habitually wear their face cloth with the fervour of religious zealots. Your TV screen is full of the same individuals, be it the political class or any other virtue signalling fraud. Many of the protest marches shown on Utube are littered with mask wearing devotees who demonstrate against lockdowns or vaccine mandates yet continue to endorse this insidious flag of compliance. The spell remains unbroken.
Masks are why I’ve retired from public life. I’m not living in that world.
The ‘protests’ are part and parcel of the covid story, just the other side of the same coin, perfectly calculated and instigated by the same group at the top, they will give you villains and heroes on both sides.
The truth is you don’t need to protest against an absurd mandate for something that doesn’t exit, you just ignore it.
Uhhhh because of the similar temperature?
Dumbo. Insult to ones intelligence.
Clean air. Some time back on my local forum someone posted about being able to see a long way and maybe it was a benefit of the lockdown. It was so uncharacteristic, they all wear three masks- one for mouth and nose, the others for their eyes. It was so scripted, I rubbished it ,to much gnashing of virtuous teeth. Later, I discovered they must have seen a faked up photo online that some sharp eyed fellow exposed. There must be a lot of this going on- quiet, low key propaganda to attract virtue signallers.
It’s easy to understand when you decode it:
”These people are too right to argue against, and letting them on TV might convert other people to being right.”
Health service mandate UK to be scrapped:
And the little dickhead in Australia is now talking about jab 4 because the jabs aren’t killing off enough old people.
Which “little dickhead in Australia”? There’s a seemingly endless number of them.
Seems like they’re dumping the albino troglodyte, so they let him take the restrictions with him, the herd gets a breather & infusion of hope then the new PM sweeps in reinstating the whole kit-n-kaboodle under the next threat – increased v deaths attributed to variant
The “Deep See Fishing” article will help to explain this!
(What a great article!!)
From UNZ.COM, in relation to Ukraine.
By 2006, Solzhenistyn had become far more pessimistic, as we can see from this interview :
When he was in exile he was pretty close to being a NATO shill in his public remarks, and he complained than the West was complacent about the USSR. After the Soviet collapse he went off-message – this quoted warning about NATO expansion could have been uttered by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation head Zyuganov.
Could it be that you misinterpreted his anti communist remarks whilst in exile with anti Russian remarks.
The Canadian truckers actions have obviously scared the shit out of the top Turds here in Australia:
the top turds are most beneficial to the environment and humanity when flattened by 18 wheels
Nice home-made placard held by laughing young woman supporting the truckers: ‘Eighteen wheels to flatten the Turd’.
Well, then allow me to mention it. I spent halt the night posting retorts in the comment section to all the idiots who are calling Rogan a public menace and [supposedly] canceling their Spotify subscriptions. Check out the comments. They are a fun perspective on how many truly stupid people there are.
Spotify Responds to Complaints About Covid Misinformation
After Neil Young and Joni Mitchell removed their music from the streaming service, its chief executive wrote, “it is important to me that we don’t take on the position of being content censor.”
By Ben Sisario
Jan. 30, 2022
CNN’s flag ship program gets 800,000 viewers – Rogan get 11M+.
That’s why they hate him.
The funniest are the gen x brats who think Neil has become part of the establishment without getting that Spotify is part of the establishment run by two Swedish multi billionaires making money off other people’s music, they have no talent of their own and Rogan is basically a spiteful redneck outside his ”covid ” stuff and a multi millionaire who doesn’t give a flying fig for anyone much.
Neil, is that you?
No, have you seen the calibre of people going against the covid crap? In normal times you wouldn’t have a beer with them let alone support them. In Australia they are the professional haters at Sky who demonise refugees, think Aboriginal people are scum who think they are owed special rights, do not like the whole idea of SMS and are happy to deport and torture even babies.
Spotify is owned by two very establishment billionaires, that is a fact, they are as establishment as one can be, they are also part of the very same establishment who are censoring all over the place on line. After the Young think Spotify dropped $2 billion but were already collapsing. I have liked Young and Mitchell since my anti Nam teens and Ohio still makes me weep so I want to know what Bogan Rogan ever actually did.
Maybe you should become a progressive pro-vaxxer: you have the “I must judge everyone “ skills and like Neil Young: basically totally qualified.
You go on and on and on about refugees. There are no refugees. There’s only diverse racial fodder deliberately steered in this direction to flood and atomise and destroy what’s left of Australians. Another wing of the same operation is globohomo. Also operating full steam ahead in Australia.
Now the good guys are the ones who promote the vaxxes? Time for you to switch sides now and get those sleeves rolled up?
Rogan is controlled op.
That’s why they’re giving him all this free publicity.
Is anything that succeeds wrong to you? Makes me wonder, what did you accomplish?
kind’a why i’m here and not there…
snowden banished, assange jailed, jfk whacked, MLK, malcolm, magafuli, etc.,
It shows how misguided Mitchell and Young are. They are burned out from taking too many drugs when they were young and are now suffering from it. Just pissed off old people who have lost touch with reality. Just like Biden. I am not a spring chicken myself but at least I have some self awareness left. They have become a danger to themselves and others. They have swallowed the narrative and refuse to listen to reason and are now being taken advantage of. What professional business manager in his or her right mind would have advised them to make these moves? They have spent their lives making money from their music and have now reached the pinnacle of their success. It does not make sense for them to do this at all. They need to go back to their ranches, ride their horses and enjoy their families while they still can. They need to stop participating with the government in coercing those who live normal lives to do what they think is right for them. If they had any self awareness, they would not be doing this. They deserve to lose everything. Put them into an energy efficient cubicle in downtown LA and ride virtual reality horses with no names. They will be happy owning nothing.
there is a suggestion today on substack that Ms Mitchell is seriously ill in a psych distorting way – with a condition that has been linked to “too many drugs”
Joan did not do drugs, nor did Young to any great degree. Good grief stop demonising them, you sound as bad as any old redneck.
And you are not as bad as any old redneck?
You are one lame old duck, Marilyn. Trotting out “redneck” taunts like a true leftist socialist communist coward. Lame.
Redneck? That shows the hypocricy in people who say they are against racism, a redneck is a human being just as a brown skinned person. Show your true colours racist.
Joni has been a miserable fuck for decades-a wonderful musician-but a bitter egoist
old rich spoiled entitled and not too bright, ‘fraid
A reward for being a good little boy?
I read the linked article but don’t see anything telling me if this win is considered a good thing or not.
Are there reasons to be suspicious of the win?
I don’t believe in elections any more, I’m sure they’re fixed. With all the success of the convid brainwashing, I’m more than sure that the scared little mice couldn’t have voted for brexit, though I wish they had.
Australia. Already there’s been media talk of an expected big increase in postal voting in the national election due in the coming months. Maybe the US Democrats can show the opposition Labor Party how to do it ?
Probably the postal vote scandal is another distraction- keep them argueing about that for another fifty years. If you consider all the masons, rotarians, lions and doubtless, bloody penguins for all I know, involved with the monitoring, there’s room for some tweaking. Then, taking into account that just about the whole of the “official world” is so dodgy, it would be surprising if it wasn’t as bent as a hairpin.
magic electronic voting machines?
Well, Nadal won the Australian ‘Half Closed’
He must be proud as punch.
He beat all comers, except _ _ _ _for that NOVAX fellow.
Yes, covidian cult must be rejoicing..The problem they now have is how to keep Novak away from trashing their tennis poster boy at the next Grand Slam. I hear they are very busy making sure that Novak is banned from competing in Rolland Garros and possibly all other Grand Slams this year.
Can’t have upstarts like him upsetting the crapple cart, can we?
UK to reverse the vaccine mandate for health (or only NHS?) workers today!
We need to get rid of Coronavirus Act 2020 that gives Westmonster their emergency powers. Until then, expect more fear porn and good cop bad cop bullshit.
Never forget: every legislator who supports such laws is monster.
US has similar thing, “Public Health Emergency” rule by decree, signed in Jan. 2020, suspends US Constitution, requires no legislative approval, is renewed every 90 days merely with a signature of someone in the executive branch. It’s now renewed through April 2022. I haven’t heard any “lawmakers” demand an end to the coup d’etat.
Tense the line a little, relax it a little, tense it again, reel it in. It’s a fishing technique.
A Washington state father denied a spot at his local school board meeting posted this thread about the devastating effects lockdowns have had on children’s education.
From a number of demographics: Special Education, Low Income, African American and Native American children, Math skills have dropped between 50-61% and English down between 25-36%. Just a disaster, with Native American children faring the worst.
He also summarized the Pfizer data on vax trials for children – terribly done and deceptive.
The tentacles of this treachery reach far and wide.
Of course the lad in question here found his dad’s Viagra, and didn’t want to talk about it…
Ain’t progress great?
We’ve gone from George’s ‘Axis of Evil’ to the REAL: VAXXES OF EVIL.
FYI it’s not all doom and gloom…
(……) hear that “science’ shares its origins with “shit”. The genesis is “skhei”. a Proto-Indo-European word for “separate”, the verb. Just as we separate faeces from our system, scientists demonstrate their power to distinguish X from Y. “Schism” and “shed” are close cousins. Etymology suggests that knowing your shit is not as slang as first thought.
Macquarie (dictionary) lists more than 40 combinations with the S-word plus a further 59 nuances under the headword. That’s twice the number Ruth Wajnryb found when warming to a similar theme in 2004. “Shit” is our pet vulgarity, flourishing in its own compost.
Aside from the obvious, the word is a substitute for stuff in general. It also functions as a register of surprise, displeasure, insult, anger or emphasis. Animals comprise most of the dynamic subset. Depending on which species you choose, the compound can mean furious (apeshit), spurious (bull or horse), scared (chicken), crazy (bat), skinny (pelican) or non-existent (rocking-horse). Shit can be kicked, shovelled, pinched, stirred, packed or pushed uphill with a pointy stick.
At various times our bodily output can be hot, tough, stiff, dead or holy. It may manifest itself in heaps, loads, creeks and crocks. Or storms, as cited by another powerful woman in recent months. Germany’s Chancellor resorted to English to define a furore on the internet, despite the fact that “scheisse”, the Berliner option, a scion of the ancient “skhei-clan”, was at her fingertips.
Angela Merkel’s first public outing of “shitschturm” occurred in 2012, the Guardian reports. The havoc lay in the European Union’s dealings with a floundering Greece. Duden, the principal dictionary of Germany, crowned “shitstorm” as its Anglicism of the Year. That’s right, Germany’s No.1 source applauding English’s No.2.
Phew, i’m done now, mum, but only because there’s a word limit. There’s still a shitload to explore…
David’s column appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald.
That is some good shit indeed…
Can someone clarify please? Austria is lifting restrictions, but as of Tuesday Feb 1 set to fine the un-jabbed lots of money?
Last week, the Austrian Constitutional Court demanded that the government provide it with data justifying the covid measures. I imagine this backdown was a response to the court’s order.
(NO TO FEAR)
Inverted Quebec’s flag (Province in distress)
Stay safe and warm truckers and supporters.
Thanks so much for posting.
Fabulous photos. Thank you!
Wow! Bring it here. I wanna go to!
Here’s an important article at this point listing the blatant despicable ways the mainstream media as been discrediting the trucker’s protests in Canada this week end. Since a lot of us don’t even look at BBC CBC and the likes anymore, I was interested in seeing what is being said behind our backs… Not renewing my cable subscription soon.
Also mentioned that the peaceful protest did not exhibit any of the “renewed Jan 6th events” predictions… actually they have nothing, but keep replaying the same fake images round and round…
I wouldn’t be surprised if the CSIS, FBI & CIA are prepping another Fedsurrection. Maybe have an agent drive a big rig through the wall of the parliament building and then a dozen other agents shepherd protesters into the building.
Was thinking the same. These people are too happy and free. Something must be done.
“I think I’ve got Covid”
“Gee, how stiff can you be ?”
“Wha! How did you know”
The warmongering propaganda is directed at Germany – the US’ and the UK’s greatest strategic worry is friendship between Germany and Russia, and has been for about a century. Ukraine is just a pawn, as Georgia was 2008, and as Zelenko is cottoning on to. So it is salutary to see that Germany is not persuaded. Germany has had enough of being the convenient battleground for foreign powers. The intermediate range nuclear missile/Pershing II protests of the 80’s came after a realisation that Soviet missiles would fall on Germany west of the Wall, and US/NATO ones on Germany east of the Wall.
“why are the US and UK constantly talking about a Russian invasion?”
Pelosi is trying to pass a law through Congress where the USA has to guarantee Ukraine’s borders.
…Isn’t it about time a tornado-lofted house fell on her?…
Keep a good thought!
But I guarantee that AOC will snatch up those ruby slippers while they’re still warm.
…- She’ll also be renaming the dog ‘Totx’, no doubt…
Oh my god, and I read this week she wants to run again, don’t those tired old dreary drones ever retire.
In March, Pelosi will be 82 years old.
82 years young.
In Austria every tenth person gets for 400 euros for getting the russian roulette death shot. Its done by lottery. So maybe the directions came out of a Davos conference think tank. I wonder how many dumbasses actually fall for this bullshit. And what’s up with the 5 in the A, did the xerox not copy enough 20’s. Lightfoot doesn’t look like a villain (I never saw the shows), she looks like the oiled high-wire circus act’s funeral director/ ticket taker. “Come right up, step this way. Take your chance to win the big prize walking the high-wire.”
…For some reason she always reminds me of one of those little podling things in ‘The Dark Crystal’ *After* they’d been strapped in the chair and had alla their essence sucked out:…
Ukraine 2 – a comment:
“Ukraine quagmire: The beginning of the end for NATO”
One can hope…
North American Treaty Overrulers…
It may be controversial to say so here, but while I agree the lack of pollution during lockdown is being spun, all the same it was noticeable where I live. It in no way off sets the care home debacle, or indeed to whole likely scam. But the air was clearer, the noise pollution less and most of us enjoyed this whilst going out of our minds trying to work out the level of scam being perpetrated.
Fewer cars would likely benefit society and individuals at large. They are not healthy but have become necessary to lead a ‘normal’ life. This could change by doing things such as funding public transport and creating a suitable infrastructure for it.
Old-fashioned I know, but if there were a bus that could take me to work I would take it. Because I am anti-pollution as well as anti-New Normal s*** show.
They stopped spraying chem trails. It was obvious if you have been looking at the sky for the past decade. Some days they went back at it, same scorched sky.
They did stop for awhile, no doubt, here in Washington state. They’ve been back at it full time for the past 6 months though.
Possible. My take is that they were experimenting w 5G and those low altitude satellites (300 allegedly launched during the first months of the pandemic.) Gotta know if all that heavy metal in the air interfered with transmission, surely it had an effect. Cutting off the spraying would help, or maybe a certain amount of metal in the air would actually favour transmission… Anyway, the timing got me thinking. The sky cleared almost over night, and stayed clear no matter the return to heavy traffic on the highways… was not lockdowns.
These low altitude satellites, how do I know when to duck?
Just shoot up randomly, lol… oh you mean bend I suppose (sorry frenchie here)
We see a lot of chemtrails near us, despite not having an airport for many, many miles around us. I’d be most grateful if someone could point me to more info on these – what they are doing and why, etc.
I’m only reporting what I observed in the skies of Montreal in the past two years, and in the previous decades
They had claimed to want to protect earth from the sun, creating an “artificial ozone like barrier” of some sort). Problem s, it was said to be a concoction of aluminium and barium. Bad for your system…. Now that we are all filled w heavy metals, we also suspect that we would be more susceptible to electromagnetic fields (wi-fi), and then what? Feeling a certain way without warning?
They have claimed nothing of the sort! The official explanation for chemtrails is that it’s water vapour created by the planes, and the trails are created in the same way that clouds are created.
You have to reel back a few videos. At first, officials did not deny it… thank you for the official narrative though… plenty of that, and I heard this one as well
That’s not true. There are dozens of published studies from governments about geo engineering. Even Bill Gates has talked about projects to blocking sun rays.
The spray planes were going full force where I was, no let down that I could see.
For the $30T that the Covid Plandemic has cost the World economy we could easily have replaced the World’s entire 90% combustion fuel primary energy supply with Nuclear Power. Saving 13M lives per year due to mostly air pollution, much more than the supposed 6M total world covid deaths, not counting all the climate change deaths avoided they are constantly spouting off about. And the air pollution deaths are of a younger & healthier population than the Covid deaths (avg age ~85yrs), deaths due to lung disease, cancer & heart disease, from breathing particulates, heavy metals, and many assorted other carcinogens & pollutants.
Driving to the empty beach via empty roads during early lockdown was a real treat.
Not controversial at all. The Earth is our home and smart people don’t live in sewers
The Spotify joke is that the blokes who own the platform are ultra establishment billionaires who couldn’t give a flying fuck about all the nutters outraged over Neil Young. His music and socially important music will be played long after they are dead just because Ohio and the like are too important, way more important than a short fat redneck like Joe Rogan
Young turns out to be linked to a former CEO of Pfizer through the suggestively-named company Hipgnosis to whom Young sold the rights to his back catalogue.
What a coincidence that a musician whose most famous song happens to be ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’ is the poster boy for this spat.
Nah. It’s his ‘Heart of Gold’ that was the big one.
More gold than heart these days.
Young is not linked to people just because they bought his music, he no longer owns anything to do with the music, it’s Spotify’s little billionaires linked to Pfizer and co.
more irony in his criticizing the citizens of was it? Alabama? when he took the judgement of their past and part of the population
I don’t think people with views on Neil Young’s decision to remove his own music from Spotify – or ‘nutters’ as you so disparagingly call them – are ‘outraged’ by this decision. It is just ironic and pathetic that Young, who sold half his catalogue to elite financial interests with connections to Pfizer, has the temerity to insist that Spotify remove another person’s output , be that a podcast or music . He also encouraged other artists to join his attempt to remove Rogan. In my view, this is contemptible and merely exposes NY as an elite, corporate shill who supports a narrative that is crumbling by the hour. This from a man who recorded an album called Freedom in 1989!. Yes, Ohio was political commentary on the Kent State shootings in 1970…so what. He does not value the freedom for Joe Rogan to interview people about alternative narratives on the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the human race. Crimes against humanity, genocide, murder of the elderly and young people, women losing their babies by miscarriage – all this is on the Reiner Fullmich charge sheet for the global elite and their little helpers – and Neil Young, who once sang about ‘four dead in Ohio’ wants to cover this up. Shameful, and he deserves all the flack he is getting over this. Off the artistic roll call, forever.
And Joni Mitchell, well…where do you start?..she was always overrated pap so it’s no loss if she removes her half-baked dross from Spotify. There will be reckoning for the ‘stars’ who helped the New World Order fascist tyrants and on this evidence NY will be standing on the wrong side of history, and his recording of ‘Ohio’ will not balance the judgment of him.
Prior to the 2016 Jerry Springeresque style U.S. presidential election, the two major political parties were seeing drastically declining support.
Then came Hillary v Trump, and the highly-publicized “Battle Royale” proved quite profitable & fruitful for those waning parties.
Now “partisanship” is back, with a vengeance.
Interestingly, the largest corporate donors to the Dems are largely owned by the same Big Asset Management firms & Big Banks that own the largest corporate donors to the GOP.
The same CARTEL that profited heavily off the ACA similarly profited off private immigration facilities.
Regardless of which party is in “control”, the same CARTEL of Elite win.
There is much profit to be made by playing off increasing “partisan” & social divides.
The Top Ten largest Big Asset Management firms & Big Banks hold over $40 trillion in assets.
The Top Fifteen largest Big Asset Management firms & Big Banks hold over $50 trillion in assets.
And they all largely exist as the largest investors/shareholders of each other.
Like a true CARTEL.
It’s interesting how so many people continue to get sucked into the narratives of supposed “controversy” and “tribalism”.
Confrontation is not only entertaining to most, but also quite profitable.
So many are so quick to criticize much of the B.S. of the “mainstream” media, but often buy into other elements of that B.S.
People need to seriously consider that this Spotify event is wholly contrived.
There are far more important issues out there.
-Edward Bernays – Propaganda-
I agree.. and if the Spotify episode is MSM theatre – ‘Harry and Megan’ now chipping in suggests it is – then it is simply more ‘divide and conquer’ tactics by the Public/Private Partnership. All ‘politics’ works that way; politics is a constructed circus for the masses controlled by TPTB. ‘They’ love to see us argue on their constructed circus.
That does not mean that people cannot, or should not, call out Neil Young for his actions, public comments and his hypocrisy. If he is in with the elite, then it needs pointing out… and all his previous ‘protest songs’ are now ‘suspect’ and possibly devoid of original meaning.
Anyone who tries to censure anyone else’s work is emulating fascism, pure and simple.
Freedom of speech, freedom of thought and freedom of expression…without these, life is a tyranny.
We have spent two years debating all elements of the scamdemic and attempts are made to shut down the alternative narrative at all points on most platforms. When ‘rock stars’ attach their name to censorship, but sing about ‘Freedom’ and other social commentary, they deserve the calling out, whether this is a ‘side issue’ or not.
Remember last year – Van Morrison released a song called ‘They Control the Media’ and the MSM and the social left virtue signallers from the Guardian jump all over him, try to censure him and denigrate his work. We, on this side of the battle and trying to wake the masses up, will always value Van for this. Neil Young is tainted now.
‘The right to free speech is more important than the content of the speech’ – Voltaire. For ever.
they intend to commodify all of nature, the entire planet, carbon pricing already would allow them to invent a tax on one’s breathing/exhalation of CO2
they see hundreds of trillions in looting the environment[s]
He sold the music, ergo he has no connection at all to the people who bought it, what rot people talk.
On the plus side we all know what cd to get you for Xmas.😆
I can take a rock/pop stars who were always about stardom, money and glamour toeing the establishment line; but these pretend man of the people, standing for rights and freedoms and social causes hypocrites. They sing about all that through one side of their mouth, while enjoying all the luxuries of their glam garish counterparts, but taken as ‘serious artists with depth and a conscience’, what scammers! I’ve never had time for any of those ‘protest’ singer songwritters, and now I’m proven right.
i don’t think you have any idea what a short fat redneck is….. Joe Rogan ain’t!… so shut the f up!
Correct. Besides, most “rednecks” are not short. In fact, having grown up around a lot of “rednecks,” I can safely speculate that short and fat need not apply for admission to the club. Let alone a faux intellectual like Mr Rogan!
Too few people know much about corporate Marketing.
Consider that there are countless millions spent yearly just on the Psychology of colors in Marketing.
And entire departments & teams dedicated towards analyzing & playing off trends, fads, social habits, attitudes, etc.
The Psychology of Marketing is a special field of industry on its own.
People need to understand that many supposedly “opposing” & “competing” media outlets, like FOX, CNN, MSNBC, et al. are all largely owned by the same Big Asset Management firms & Big Banks.
By owning the voices of both “tribes” they capture a larger total market share.
By playing off divisiveness & loyalties.
In an era of increasing divides among supposed “partisan” lines (pseudo-partisan really, as the political landscape is being controlled & manipulated as well), the good money is on “partisan” loyalties.
Corporations, or more specifically their largest shareholders, can bank by playing off the growing divisiveness.
The old adage “there’s no such thing as bad press” is often true.
Even if Young isn’t a willing participant in the marketing game, his antics will likely prove highly profitable to Spotify in the future.
Let’s not forget the value of other past protests from the likes of Thom Yorke and Taylor Swift, whose catalogs made quick returns after disappearing shortly.
Often, “Headline News” is just mere PR.
Too many people place way too much trust in supposed “news” stories.
People need to keep in mind that many “news” outlets are subsidiaries of entertainment conglomerates.
“Often, “Headline News” is just mere PR.,…” funded with tax payers bailouts .
socialize the liabilities, privatize the profit
So you now openly identify with TPTB?
What have you got against Rogan? Besides Neil Young not liking him?
He is an obvious gatekeeper
He’s a fat talentless redneck aside from covid. Most of the people against covid are racist rednecks- They are not people I would associate with on any level and being correct about 1 thing in their lives does not make them decent. Alex Bellfield and co. are right about covid but viciously call refugees things like dingy divers, what ever that means.
Young spent his whole life being on the side of the angels, he did one dumb thing and people delete his life. It’s not like Spotify are some poor struggling platform, they are multi billionaire techies
Srsly? They aren’t refugees Marilyn.
It’s always a bit unsettling to invest more than just a little emotion into any particular entertainer. For instance (apropos a spat you and I had recently), I have always admired Joan Baez – especially for her stand against war and oppression and the death penalty.
I have no idea if Ms Baez has taken sides on the COVID issue. But even if she did, that doesn’t negate everything else she’s done.
But then again, so many in the “Alt-Right” are purists. You must not deviate one iota from the straight and narrow or they’re done with you. Even Bob Dylan is suspect with them. He doesn’t have to believe what I believe. He penned some songs which I love – isn’t that more than enough to ask of anyone?
Exactly. If I was only to listen to musicians who expressed themselves against tha covid tyranny, my playlist would be very very short. I separate the music from the person who executes/writes the music, I don’t really care about their ideas or what they do with their lives.
Siding with the mass murderers on covid is more than just one dumb mistake
You make a good case for censorship of the comments. Kindly piss off.
there is no case. i’ll do my own sorting thanks.
How exactly is one ‘against covid’? What a bazaar term. As for being on the side of the Angels!!??. he was a commie brat spokester of the ‘me’ generation. See how that’s worked out..
Ironically the most racist comments here have come from you!
I think your true colours have shone bright and clear. It’s time you bowed out and go rejoin your group of covid fanatics in social media moaning about ‘antivaxxers’ and people not wearing their masks on your bus. Go away.
Yeah lots of ppl don’t feel the same as they’ve watched their heroes shill for COVID. And lots of “artistes” just like Young who see an opportunity to keep their music relevant…. except oops…he’s a sell out. They all are. Got bills to pay. It almost like they were spouting bullshit all this time. To me it was a strange hill to die on.
‘Redneck Joe Rogan’. I don’t even like Rogan, but only an entitled middle class boomer riddled by ‘white guilt’ upset that their has been 60s idols decided to go the way of the boomer and believe the jabs are holy water, would think that way.
The sofa is velvet & the nap is just pointing the wrong way, that cushion is on sideways, just like Lightfoot’s brain.
Re the sofa – I may be over thinking this, but the wrong cushion and the rug look like some sort of code to me. I learnt Morse Code during lockdown for something to do.
If I had nothing better to do, I’d try to work out what it is saying. Just for the imaginative fun of the exercise. Not because I believed in it.
It’s clearly just saying sell your a***.
That’s how I am about most media creations these days. Trying to read the real message underneath the palpable one. And then finding I can’t be bothered.
It’s a creepy photo alright.
Thanks for the practice 🙂
Lightfoot = Light-top.