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US-Funded "NGO" Attacks Thai Prime Minister

November 29, 2020 (Brian Berletic – LD) – US government-funded “Human Rights Lawyers Association” teamed up with anti-government protest leaders in Thailand to “sue” the Thai Prime Minister.


I explain how this is a direct attack on Thailand’s political independence and why it is important to keep pressure on these US-funded fronts involved in political interference. References: NED – Thailand 2019: https://www.ned.org/region/asia/thailand-2019/NED – Board of Directors: https://www.ned.org/about/board-of-directors/Bangkok Post – Prayut, Prawit sued over state of severe emergency: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/politics/2026535/prayut-prawit-sued-over-state-of-severe-emergency


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Thailand: Anti-Government Mobs Use Violence to Attack Fellow Protesters

November 26, 2020 (Brian Berletic – LD) – Just as US-backed anti-government protesters were dispersing from in front of Siam Commerical Bank’s (SCB) headquarters in Bangkok last night – armed men who belonged to the protest’s “guards” attacked fellow guards. 

The suspects and victims were from opposing vocational schools notorious for their violent rivalries. 

Bangkok Post in its article, “Rival students blamed for shooting near protest rally site,” would report: 

The shooting heard after the protest at SCB Park ended on Wednesday night involved students from rival vocational schools who worked as guards during the rally, according to police.

This conclusion drawn by Thai police is based on CCTV footage, eye-witness accounts, admissions by the guards themselves on their official social media accounts, and video circulating online of protest guards conspiring to cover up the incident because of the obvious damage it will do to the protest’s already crumbling public image. 

Violence and vandalism have been key features of the ongoing anti-government protests – features actively covered up by the Western corporate media, local opposition media, and Western-funded fronts posing as “human rights” groups like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. 

Collectively these interests have attempted to cover up or spin this most recent incident of violence. The BBC’s Jonathan Head accused police of “pre-judging” the incident despite the overwhelming evidence and even admissions that led to the conclusion. 

Those like Jonathan Head of British state-funded media outlets like the BBC should – as journalists – be helping warn the public of just how dangerous these protests are – yet instead they are attempting to cover up this danger and the violence they are carrying out – ensuring that it leads  to additional violence, injury, and possibly even deaths. 

But as the frequency and scale of the violence grows and as public awareness grows with it, it has become an uphill battle for the opposition and their Western backers including across the Western media to continue covering it up.

Previous violence carried out by protesters against police and building targeted by protest organizers has been either ignored or spun by the media. 

Accounts on social media attempting to raise awareness and warn the public of this violence have been systematically targeted and removed by US-based social media networks used by most of Thailand’s netizens. 

For Thais interested in defending their country from further division, destruction, and violence – avoiding the use of violence while working to expose the violence  Western media, foreign-funded fronts, and the opposition here in Thailand are attempting to cover up, will be key. 

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Thailand: Hiding Sedition Behind "Free Speech"

November 24, 2020 (Brian Berletic – LD) – As the US has done around the globe, it is backing groups engaged in propaganda and disinformation aimed at undermining Thailand’s leadership including its 700+ year old monarchy, an institution’s whose head – the King of Thailand – also serves as the nation’s head of state. 

US-funded fronts posing as “human rights” advocates claim this propaganda and disinformation – amounting to defamation under the laws of any other nation on Earth – is simply “free speech.” 

I explain how this is absolutely wrong and how US-funded sedition in Thailand is merely hiding behind “free speech,” not “fighting for it.” 

References: 

1. 18 U.S. Code §?876.Mailing threatening communications:

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/876#c

2. Abraham Lincoln’s Duel: 

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/abraham-lincolns-duel

3. Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr’s Deadly Rivalry 

https://www.biography.com/news/alexander-hamilton-aaron-burr-relationship-rivalry-duel

4. 3 Famous Duels Involving Andrew Jackson

https://owlcation.com/humanities/3-Famous-Duels-Involving-Andrew-Jackson

5. Holocaust denier Irving is jailed: 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4733820.stm

6. Holocaust denial writer jailed for five years: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/feb/16/historybooks.secondworldwar

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Time Is UP: Pfizer To Seek EUA For COVID-19 Vaccine TODAY

Pfizer and partner BioNTech will seek emergency government approval for their coronavirus vaccine on Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said, paving the way for millions of doses to be distributed within 24 hours. The vaccine has allegedly shown a 94.5% efficacy rate.

Once the Food and Drug Administration gives EUA (emergency use authorization) to Pfizer, their vaccine will be rolled out for distribution beginning in 24 hours. “We will ship millions of doses of vaccine within 24 hours of FDA approval. So my message is hope and help are on the way,” Aazar said Thursday as he announced the pending emergency use application during a White House coronavirus task force briefing.

For those who think it was “fake news” to accurately quote Gus Perna who said: “Upon emergency use authorization, all of America must receive [the] vaccine within 24 hours.” Apparently, the video of him actually saying this is being ignored and not watched. He did say it. Do yourself a favor and listen to him say it.  Here is again, less than one minute in. Go to the 25-second mark to hear it.

He didn’t say it would be distributed in 24 hours. He used the word “receive.” Take that as you wish and interpret any way you’d like. But he said what he said, and it was not a misquote or “fake news.”

He also said “equitable distribution,” which could also mean they intend to put the vaccine in grocery stores and Wal-Marts next to the flu shots. None of this is “good.” This rushed vaccine is still not going to be well-received even if Perna does mean it will be available within 24 hours for those who want it and not immediately mandatory.

Trump: “The Military Is Ready To Deliver A Vaccine”

Eventually, hopefully, we all know by now that this will not be a choice.  Richie from Boston made a correction, stating Perna could have meant distribution would happen within 24 hours and not actually receiving the vaccine. But the fact that Perna said what he said should be concerning regardless of the context.

Vice President Mike Pence said at the briefing that “literally, we could well be a matter of just a few weeks away from a vaccine being available across this country for the most vulnerable among us.”

Azar said, “there is light at the end of the tunnel, this isn’t forever.” He said a second drugmaker, Moderna, is likely to also seek permission for its vaccine, which was 95 percent effective, and does not require special ultra-cold storage. “For the last two weeks, we’ve seen just unprecedented historic news about vaccines. Two vaccines, each with 95 percent efficacy, rivaling the 98 percent accuracy of our measles vaccine, produced in some of the largest vaccine clinical trials ever conducted in history — over 40,000 patients in each of these clinical trials demonstrating good safety profiles,” Azar said.

“BioNTech has announced that tomorrow they intend to file for emergency use authorization at the FDA. We would expect to see Moderna filing soon also. We also have this comprehensive distribution plan that… builds on a public-private partnership… with a goal to make the distribution of this vaccine as convenient to you as the flu vaccine is.”

Perna said the vaccine doses will be shipped to “any place that a state wants to administer a vaccine” and that 100 million kits have been prepared for the vaccines, meaning supplies shortages won’t slow the process, according to a report by The New York Post. “We can go to one place in a state or we can go to 10,000 places in a state,” Perna said.

Choices will have to be made soon. Be prepared. And stay alert. Use your discernment and take quotes from these vaccine officials how you think they are intended. I don’t pretend to know what he could have meant. But I took his statement to mean that he intends to vaccinate the whole of America. Admittedly, there is no logistical way to do that in a 24-hour window, but nonetheless, he said what he said.

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The United Nations and the Origins of “The Great Reset”

This article was originally published by Antony P. Mueller at The Mises Institute. 

About twenty-four hundred years ago, the Greek philosopher Plato came up with the idea of constructing the state and society according to an elaborate plan. Plato wanted “wise men” (philosophers) at the helm of the government, but he made it also clear that his kind of state would need a transformation of the humans.

In modern times, the promoters of the omnipotent state want to substitute Plato’s philosopher with the expert and create the new man through eugenics, which is now called transhumanism. The United Nations and its various sub-organizations play a pivotal role in this project which has reached its present stage in the project of the Agenda 2030 and the Great Reset.

The Struggle for a World Government

The Great Reset did not come from nowhere. The first modern attempts to create a global institution with a governmental function were launched by the government of Woodrow Wilson who acted as US president from 1913 to 1921. Under the inspiration of Colonel Mandell House, the president’s prime advisor and best friend, Wilson wanted to establish a world forum for the period after World War I. Yet the plan of American participation in the League of Nations failed and the drive toward internationalism and establishing a new world order receded during the Roaring Twenties.

A new move toward managing a society like an organization, however, came during the Great DepressionFranklin Delano Roosevelt did not let the crisis go by without driving the agenda forward with his “New Deal.” FDR was especially interested in the special executive privileges that came with the Second World War. Resistance was almost nil when he moved forward to lay the groundwork for a new League of Nations, which was now to be named the United Nations.

Under the leadership of Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt, twenty-six nations agreed in January 1942 to the initiative of establishing a United Nations Organization (UNO), which came into existence on October 24, 1945. Since its inception, the United Nations and its branches, such as the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization (WHO), have prepared the countries of the world to comply with the goals that were announced at its foundation.

Yet the unctuous pronouncements of promoting “international peace and security,” “developing friendly relations among nations,” and working for “social progress, better living standards, and human rights” hides the agenda of establishing a world government with executive powers whose task would not be promoting liberty and free markets but greater interventionism and control through cultural and scientific organizations. This became clear with the creation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1945.

Eugenics

After the foundation of UNESCO in 1945, the English evolutionary biologist, eugenicist, and declared globalist Julian Huxley (the brother of Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World) became its first director.

At the launch of the organization,  Huxley called for a “scientific world humanism, global in extent” (p. 8) and asked to manipulate human evolution to a “desirable” end. Referring to dialectical materialism as “the first radical attempt at an evolutionary philosophy” (p. 11), the director of UNESCO laments that the Marxist approach to changing society was bound to fail because of its lack of an indispensable “biological component.”

With these ideas, Julian Huxley was in respectable company. Since the late nineteenth century, the call for the genetic betterment of the human race through eugenics has been gaining many prominent followers. John Maynard Keynes, for example, held the promotion of eugenics and population control as one the most important social questions and a crucial area of research.

Keynes was not alone. The list of advocates of breeding the human race for its own betterment is quite large and impressive. These “illiberal reformers” include, among many other well-known names, the writers H.G. Wells and G.B. Shaw, US president Theodore Roosevelt, and British prime minister Winston Churchill as well as the economist Irving Fisher and the family-planning pioneers Margaret Sanger and Bill Gates Sr., the father of Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and head of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

In his discourse at the foundation of the UNESCO, Julian Huxley was quite specific about the goals and methods of this institution. To achieve the desired “evolutionary progress” of mankind, the first step must be to stress “the ultimate need for world political unity and familiarize all peoples with the implications of the transfer of full sovereignty from separate nations to a world organization.”

Furthermore, the institution must consider the tradeoff between the “importance of quality as against quantity” (p. 14), which means it must take into account that there is, “an optimum range of size for every human organization as for every type of organism” (p. 15). The educational, scientific, and cultural organization of the UN should give special attention to “unity-in-variety of the world’s art and culture as well as the promotion of one single pool of scientific knowledge” (p 17).

Huxley makes it clear that human diversity is not for all. Variety for “weaklings, fools, and moral deficients…cannot but be bad,” and because a “considerable percentage of the population is not capable of profiting from higher education” and also a “considerable percentage of young men” suffer from “physical weakness or mental instability” and “these grounds are often genetic in origin” (p. 20), these groups must be excluded from the efforts of advancing human progress.

In his discourse, Huxley diagnosed that at the time of his writing the “indirect effect of civilization” is rather “dysgenic instead of eugenic” and that “in any case, it seems likely that the deadweight of genetic stupidity, physical weakness, mental instability, and disease-proneness, which already exist in the human species, will prove too great a burden for real progress to be achieved” (p. 21). After all, it is “essential that eugenics should be brought entirely within the borders of science, for as already indicated, in the not very remote future the problem of improving the average quality of human beings is likely to become urgent, and this can only be accomplished by applying the findings of a truly scientific eugenics” (pp. 37–38).

Use of the Climate Threat

The next decisive step toward the global economic transformation was taken with the first report of the Club of Rome. In 1968, the Club of Rome was initiated at the Rockefeller estate Bellagio in Italy. Its first report was published in 1972 under the title “The Limits to Growth.”

The president emeritus of the Club of Rome, Alexander King, and the secretary of the club, General Bertrand Schneider, inform in their Report of the Council of the Club of Rome that when the members of the club were in search of identifying a new enemy, they listed pollution, global warming, water shortages, and famines as the most opportune items to be blamed on humanity with the implication that humanity itself must be reduced to keep these threats in check.

Since the 1990s, several comprehensive initiatives toward a global system of control have been undertaken by the United Nations with Agenda 2021 and Agenda 2030. The 2030 Agenda was adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015. It launched its blueprint for global change with the call to achieve seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs). The key concept is “sustainable development” which includes population control as a crucial instrument.

Saving the earth has become the slogan of green policy warriors. Since the 1970s, the horror scenario of global warming has been a useful tool in their hands to gain political influence and finally rule over public discourse. In the meanwhile, these anti-capitalist groups have obtained a dominant influence in the media, the educational and judicial systems, and have become major players in the political arena.

In many countries, particularly in Europe, the so-called green parties have become a pivotal factor in the political system. Many of the representatives are quite open in their demands to make society and the economy compatible with high ecological standards that require a profound reset of the present system.

In 1945, Huxley (p. 21) noted that it is too early to propose outright a eugenic depopulation program but advised that it will be important for the organization “to see that the eugenic problem is examined with the greatest care and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that now is unthinkable may at least become thinkable.”

Huxley’s caution is no longer necessary. In the meantime, the branches of the United Nations have gained such a level of power that even originally minor UN sub-organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) have been enabled to command individual governments around the world to obey their orders. The WHO and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)—whose conditionality for loans has changed from fiscal restraint to the degree to which a country follows the rules set by the WHO—have become the supreme tandem to work toward establishing the new world order.

As Julian Huxley pointed out in his discourse in 1945, it is the task of the United Nations to do away with economic freedom, because “laisser-faire and capitalist economic systems” have “created a great deal of ugliness” (p. 38). The time has come to work toward the emergence “of a single world culture” (p. 61). This must be done with the explicit help of the mass media and the educational systems.

Conclusion

With the foundation of the United Nations and its sub-organizations, the drive to advance the programs of eugenics and transhumanism took a big step forward. Together with the activities of the Club of Rome, they have to initiate the great reset that is going on currently. With the pronouncement of a pandemic, the goal of comprehensive government control of the economy and society has taken another leap toward transforming the economy and society. Freedom faces a new enemy. The tyranny comes under the disguise of expert rule and benevolent dictatorship. The new rulers do not justify their right to dominance because of divine providence but now claim the right to rule the people in the name of universal health and safety based on presumed scientific evidence.

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MSM Wants You To CANCEL Your Thanksgiving

The mainstream media is telling people to cancel their Thanksgiving.  They say it’s to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Social media users content living in tyranny are already shaming those who are choosing to continue living their lives.

“At the risk of sounding like the Thanksgiving Grinch, let me be clear: A big feast with all of your loved ones is unnecessary, perhaps even immoral, during a global pandemic,” writes Suzette Hackney for USA Today.  “There really should be no debate. COVID-19 has canceled traditional Thanksgiving,” Hackney adds.

These puppets for the draconian elitists in government and the banking system desperately want your life to be upended and to destroy what it means to be a human. Why do you think they are pushing masks which have been shown to be ineffective at preventing the coronavirus? Because it’s a ritualistic dehumanizing shame ritual. 

CDC Study: Most COVID-19 Cases Were Admitted Mask Wearers

Last week, Chicago’s mayor issued a stay-at-home advisory effective for 30 days. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shut down in-person classes at high schools and colleges, along with indoor dining, casinos, and movie theaters for three weeks. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee restricted indoor gatherings, eat-in restaurants, and shuttered gyms for at least four weeks. On Monday, officials in Philadelphiaannounced that all public or private indoor gatherings of any size are banned at least through Jan. 1. California Gov. Gavin Newsom also announced that indoor dining, gyms, and movie theaters must either remain closed or shut down in 41 of the state’s 58 counties. –USA Today

Ohio & Illinois Order More Lockdowns and Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Surge

This tyranny will not end until we as the public on a whole decide that we’ve had enough.  It’s up to us. The mainstream media is also propagating the public with an attempt to convince them to let go of all of their freedom, including privacy within their own homes.

The problem is what people are doing behind closed doors. It’s what we don’t see that is contributing to surging numbers of cases. –Suzette Hackney for USA Today

The “hope” the mainstream media is sticking to is that a vaccine is on the horizon.  Just roll up your sleeve and take this rushed concoction of God only knows what and everything will be fine. Except, they have already said a vaccine won’t make things go back to normal.

They Moved The Goalposts…AGAIN!: “It’s Not Over When The Vaccine Arrives”

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MSM Wants You To CANCEL Your Thanksgiving

The mainstream media is telling people to cancel their Thanksgiving.  They say it’s to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Social media users content living in tyranny are already shaming those who are choosing to continue living their lives.

“At the risk of sounding like the Thanksgiving Grinch, let me be clear: A big feast with all of your loved ones is unnecessary, perhaps even immoral, during a global pandemic,” writes Suzette Hackney for USA Today.  “There really should be no debate. COVID-19 has canceled traditional Thanksgiving,” Hackney adds.

These puppets for the draconian elitists in government and the banking system desperately want your life to be upended and to destroy what it means to be a human. Why do you think they are pushing masks which have been shown to be ineffective at preventing the coronavirus? Because it’s a ritualistic dehumanizing shame ritual. 

CDC Study: Most COVID-19 Cases Were Admitted Mask Wearers

Last week, Chicago’s mayor issued a stay-at-home advisory effective for 30 days. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shut down in-person classes at high schools and colleges, along with indoor dining, casinos, and movie theaters for three weeks. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee restricted indoor gatherings, eat-in restaurants, and shuttered gyms for at least four weeks. On Monday, officials in Philadelphiaannounced that all public or private indoor gatherings of any size are banned at least through Jan. 1. California Gov. Gavin Newsom also announced that indoor dining, gyms, and movie theaters must either remain closed or shut down in 41 of the state’s 58 counties. –USA Today

Ohio & Illinois Order More Lockdowns and Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Surge

This tyranny will not end until we as the public on a whole decide that we’ve had enough.  It’s up to us. The mainstream media is also propagating the public with an attempt to convince them to let go of all of their freedom, including privacy within their own homes.

The problem is what people are doing behind closed doors. It’s what we don’t see that is contributing to surging numbers of cases. –Suzette Hackney for USA Today

The “hope” the mainstream media is sticking to is that a vaccine is on the horizon.  Just roll up your sleeve and take this rushed concoction of God only knows what and everything will be fine. Except, they have already said a vaccine won’t make things go back to normal.

They Moved The Goalposts…AGAIN!: “It’s Not Over When The Vaccine Arrives”

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New Medical Study: Your Face Mask Is Not Protecting You

The long-awaited medical study from Denmark examining the ability of face masks to protect people from coronavirus was finally published on Wednesday. This study provides evidence counter to the propaganda dominant in media and government communications.

Providing good news for people suffering through wearing masks, and bad news for the politicians and businesses pushing the uncomfortable, dangerous, and dehumanizing dress code, the newly released medical study indicates face masks are not protecting people from coronavirus. Most of us can see this with our own eyes. People are masked up everywhere, yet cases are spiking and the majority of those contracting COVID-19 are religious mask wearers.

CDC Study: Most COVID-19 Cases Were Admitted Mask Wearers

Not to mention a hot mic moment when two politicians admitted that wearing a mask is political theatre. And still, people are putting on the ritualistic shame muzzle just because some liar in a suit ordered them to.  When did humans transform into such gullible mindless sheep?

Hot Mic Moment: Lawmakers Admit Masks Are All “Political Theatre”

Most Western elites are telegraphing the message that we will be forced to cover our humanity with cheap Chinese face burkas indefinitely. They are mandating that even two-year-olds must wear masks. The long-term effects on the lungs, emotional and behavioral problems and development of infants and toddlers is enormous. For such an unconstitutional invasion of personal liberty, they are responsible to show us some amazing degree of effectiveness of this cultish ritual. In fact, the data show the opposite.The Blaze

No medical journal wanted to publish this study because it fails to follow the narrative handed down by tyrants. In fact, three medical journals were so averse to publishing its findings. However, science and facts are still more important than cult rituals to some. The Danish mask study was finally published yesterday in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine.  The study completely obliterates the cultish devotion to masks. The results of this massive real-life controlled experiment show that the group that wore surgical masks in April experienced a 0.38% lower infection rate than the control group that did not wear masks. That is about one-third of one percent, which is so low that it could just be statistically random variances that demonstrate no definitive efficacy even to that infinitesimal level.

“The recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among wearers by more than 50% in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use,” concluded the authors. “The data were compatible with lesser degrees of self-protection.”

It appears that the study’s authors had to twist their tongues in order to get this study published by noting that “the estimates were imprecise and statistically compatible with an effect ranging from a 46% decrease to a 23% increase in infection.” They of course had to concede that their study doesn’t definitely rule out the idea that masks could be effective! –The Blaze

The problem is every place has seen the virus spread to everyone in the ensuing months, including in places with 100% mask compliance. The Danish study results clearly corroborate what we see with our own eyes in all environments.

As we have said from the beginning, this is not about health.  It’s about control. Just how far does this have to go before people wake up and realize it?

 

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Outbreak Alert: Ebola-Like Virus Jumps Human to Human In Bolivia

A rodent-borne virus has been found to jump from human to human. Chapare virus first emerged in 2004 in the Bolivian province from which it gets its name, about 370 miles east of the country’s capital city, La Paz.

This virus is similar to Ebola and causes massive bleeding. At present, there is no treatment for Chapare outside of intravenous hydration and supportive care. The virus causes fever, headache, abdominal pain, rash, and bleeding of the gums, and is believed to result from contact with rat urine or droppings, according to RT. 

So far, it doesn’t appear that the elitists are attempting to pass this off as a COVID mutation, considering they already have it named.  That doesn’t mean we won’t have a COVID-21 scam (mutation, or a release bioweapon) to continue to panic the public and generate the depopulation the powers-that-shouldn’t-be so desperately want. Don’t put it past them to use this and pay attention to what’s happening.

The timing of this story is uncanny, to say the least.

Dr. Caitlin Cossaboom, an epidemiologist with the US Centers for Disease Control, presented findings from her research into a 2019 outbreak to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s annual meeting on Monday.

A 65-year-old rice farmer was patient zero in the outbreak who then spread the disease to a 25-year-old doctor who treated him. –RT. 

Scientists have concerns about how long the virus may have been circulating in the country. It could have been going around for years with patients having been misdiagnosed with dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus that cannot be transmitted from human-to-human, unlike Chapare.

The good news is that arenaviruses, such as Chapare, are vulnerable to both heat and disinfectants, which means that global spread is extremely unlikely. 

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Outbreak Alert: Ebola-Like Virus Jumps Human to Human In Bolivia

A rodent-borne virus has been found to jump from human to human. Chapare virus first emerged in 2004 in the Bolivian province from which it gets its name, about 370 miles east of the country’s capital city, La Paz.

This virus is similar to Ebola and causes massive bleeding. At present, there is no treatment for Chapare outside of intravenous hydration and supportive care. The virus causes fever, headache, abdominal pain, rash, and bleeding of the gums, and is believed to result from contact with rat urine or droppings, according to RT. 

So far, it doesn’t appear that the elitists are attempting to pass this off as a COVID mutation, considering they already have it named.  That doesn’t mean we won’t have a COVID-21 scam (mutation, or a release bioweapon) to continue to panic the public and generate the depopulation the powers-that-shouldn’t-be so desperately want. Don’t put it past them to use this and pay attention to what’s happening.

The timing of this story is uncanny, to say the least.

Dr. Caitlin Cossaboom, an epidemiologist with the US Centers for Disease Control, presented findings from her research into a 2019 outbreak to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s annual meeting on Monday.

A 65-year-old rice farmer was patient zero in the outbreak who then spread the disease to a 25-year-old doctor who treated him. –RT. 

Scientists have concerns about how long the virus may have been circulating in the country. It could have been going around for years with patients having been misdiagnosed with dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus that cannot be transmitted from human-to-human, unlike Chapare.

The good news is that arenaviruses, such as Chapare, are vulnerable to both heat and disinfectants, which means that global spread is extremely unlikely. 

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Ohio & Illinois Order More Lockdowns and Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Ohio and Illinois have amped up the tyranny as cases allegedly “surge” in the states. Illinois will be going on the highest tier of “mitigation” as the power-hungry psychopaths try to keep the public from enjoying their lives.

Amid the scamdemic, people’s human rights are being erased in exchange for a false sense of security.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, has announced a curfew on Tuesday that will run from 10 pm to 5 am for at least three weeks. People who have to go to work during those hours will be exempted, and restaurants will be allowed to provide delivery and carry-out service after 10 pm.

So these useless orders do nothing to slow the spread of the virus because generally speaking, the people who are out between 10 pm and 5 am are working. DeWine is not operating on facts or statistics, though.  He even says this all based on a belief. We believe this is the best choice to slow things down,” DeWine said. “We’re going to try this for 21 days. Violating the curfew is a second-degree misdemeanor, but the governor said he doesn’t expect heavy-handed enforcement by police, according to a report by RT. 

DeWine’s order drew criticism from both sides, with some saying he’s not taking enough freedom from people, and others saying the order lacked common sense.

“Does Governor DeWine think he is combating vampires or werewolves?” Aryeh Alex, executive director of Ohio House Democrats, tweeted.

Meanwhile, not be outdone, Illinois tyrant, JB Pritzker said on Tuesday that the entire state will operate under Tier 3 mitigation for Covid-19, meaning such businesses as casinos, museums, and movie theaters will be closed, and restaurants and bars won’t be allowed to offer indoor table service. During winter, this could be a death blow to the industry. Fitness centers and most retailers will be limited to operating at 25 percent of their normal capacity, and office businesses will be encouraged to have their employees work from home whenever possible.

The tyrant is also asking people to spend Thanksgiving on Zoom calls with each other, instead of sitting around a table and being the free sovereign human beings that they were born as.

Our COVID Police State Wants To Take Thanksgiving And Christmas Away From You Too

Who knew that traveling to another state to have Thanksgiving with family would turn into a revolutionary act?

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Thai Protester Violence Covered Up by Media

November 18, 2020 (Brian Berletic – LD) – The Western and local opposition media has been covering up anti-government protester violence for months and November 17th’s violence was among the worst. It included the use of firearms, attacks on police, the destruction of both private and public property, and the savage beating of their opponents. 

I explain what violence the media ignored and why the media ignored it – and how to make sure the world knows the truth about what’s really happening in Thailand regarding US-backed anti-government mobs.

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Germany Wants To Avoid “Yo-Yo Shutdown” Of Economy With 4-5 Months Of ‘Severe’ Lockdown

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

Germany is among the latest large European countries to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions nationwide, alongside France, Germany, and the UK as cases rise across the continent.

While this has included shutting down pubs, restaurants, cafes, and potentially crowded night venues, the latest restrictions stopped short of school closures or retail outlets. German officials are now signaling to the public that they should brace for more months of “severe” measures to curb the surge in cases, according to Reuters on Sunday:

Germans should brace for another 4-5 months of severe measures to halt the rise in coronavirus infections and should not expect the current rules to be eased quickly, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told weekly Bild am Sonntag.

Germany’s economy minister said the nation should be prepared for a months-long lockdown period to address surging coronavirus caseloads.

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Describing that “we’re not out of the woods yet” Altmaier further emphasized that Berlin wants to avoid a “yo-yo shutdown” with the economy “constantly opening and closing”.

“If we don’t want days with 50,000 new infections, as was the case in France a few weeks ago, we must see through this and not constantly speculate about which measures can be relaxed again,” he told a German newspaper over the weekend.

“All countries that lifted their restrictions too early have so far paid a high price in terms of human lives lost,” he added.

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Last week Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that Germans can expect a “more severe” outbreak during the second wave. “As it was the case with the Spanish flu, we now also have to expect that the second wave will be more severe,” she said Wednesday.

As of Sunday Germany is on the cusp of surpassing 800,000 confirmed infections, including over 12,500 deaths, making it the 13th most infected country globally.

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Richie From Boston: “The Darkest Winter” Is Here

Richie from Boston, now deleted from YouTube and given a Google ban, says this upcoming trucker strike, coupled with the new lockdown restrictions could be the battering ram the brings in the “darkest winter” we have been repeatedly promised. If you add in election chaos, this could explode.

We are reaching a breaking point. Everything is coming together right now.  Please consider supporting Richie in light of his censorship.  Visit him on Bitchute and at his website by clicking on these links. Listen to what this vaccine is by watching the video below.

Anything that comes against the agenda of the elitists is going to be censored, fact-checked, and deemed fake news or misinformation. This video also shows information about the depopulation agenda as well. Is the vaccine linked to depopulation? That’s for you to decide.

The “darkest winter” however, is shaping up to be a reality.

Joe Biden Warns: A “Dark Winter” Is Ahead

Secret Models of “The Darkest Winter”

Those Who Planned The Enslavement of Mankind Warn Of “A Dark Winter” For Us

The COVID-19 “Dark Winter” PsyOp: Question Everything…

This vaccine will be distributed by the military.  If you still think it will be “voluntary” you don’t understand the meaning of that word.  There will be punishments, force, and coercion used in conjunction with impoverishment and the promises of a pittance of universal basic income to take it. If you take it, you will lose all your freedom. If you don’t take it, you will lose all your freedom.  That’s not in any way voluntary.

This vaccine will be coming soon. The lockdowns are also coming. All of this is a part of the plan. “This is all coming to a shuttering crescendo and right after Thanksgiving is when [the vaccine] takes effect,” Richie says.

The vaccine is close. Time is up. You will have to make the decision to take it or be punished for not taking it soon.

Medical Journal: Get The COVID-19 Vaccine, Or Be Punished HARSHLY

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All The Focus Is On Another Lockdown

All of the focus of mainstream media right now is on how the United States “needs” another lockdown. While people plan to gather with family in less than a week to celebrate Thanksgiving, the ruling class and their elitist puppet masters are coming up with ways to ruin it using mainstream media to propagate the ideas.

As Vox wrote:

The US is losing the fight against Covid-19. The only way to win quickly is closing down.

The threat of total economic terrorism is upon us. Many states have already locked down again and banned Thanksgiving gatherings of more than a few people. This is not about health. If this was about health, the government would not be intentionally impoverishing people by shutting down their businesses and forcing them out of work. Poverty is a contributor to poor health.

The past few months have been an American experiment with Covid-19: Can the country keep bars, restaurants, gyms, and other businesses open while fighting the virus with milder measures, including some social distancing and widespread masking?

Six months after spring shutdowns ended, the answer is clear: The milder approach isn’t working.

With the milder measures failing us, it’s clear what needs to happen: To avert possibly hundreds of thousands of deaths in the months before a vaccine becomes widely available, the US needs to close down once again. That means temporarily shuttering in-person, indoor services at nonessential businesses, particularly bars and restaurants; restricting larger gatherings, including in private homes; and encouraging, or outright mandating, people to stay home as much as possible — only going out for food, work, exercise, health care, and other basics needsand limit their social interactions to their own households.Vox

What’s the solution? According to mainstream media and the ruling class and the elitists, we need a hardcore permanent lockdown.  We should submit to our own enslavement, fasten the chains around our necks, and let them lead us around like cattle. Like Fauci said: your job is to obey your master. 

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This is tyranny. It’s not coming. It’s here.  Trump hasn’t stopped it. Maybe he slowed it down some, but it’s nonetheless here. If we cannot open our eyes we are in for the dark winter we’ve been repeatedly promised by the political psychopaths who demand you comply. If you think it won’t happen again, you couldn’t be more wrong. We have said from the beginning that if these control freaks even think for a moment that they can get away with destroying more live with another lockdown, they will do it. Why? The more desperate you are financial, the more easily you’ll just take the vaccine, do what you’re told, be tracked and traced,  and get your pittance of universal basic income in the form of a digital dollar.

Greg Mannarino: “They Want People Desperate. People Aren’t Desperate Enough”

All of their agendas are coming together right now and mainstream media is the public relations department for the ruling class and their elitist masters. The one thing they fear is you.  They fear you waking up to the realization that you don’t need ANYONE’S permission to be free.

 

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Will Biden Listen to the Science?

This article was originally published by Ron Paul at The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden has not been officially declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, but that has not stopped him from forming a coronavirus task force. The task force is composed of supporters of increased government control.

One idea Biden and his task force are considering is a four to six weeks nationwide lockdown. However, supporting a nationwide lockdown would violate Biden’s campaign pledge to “listen to the science.” The evidence regarding lockdowns is so overwhelming that even the World Health Organization (WHO) has been forced to admit the truth: lockdowns do more harm than good.

Lockdowns result in more instances of depression, suicide, domestic violence, and alcohol and drug abuse. Lockdowns also cause people to not go to hospitals or doctors’ offices, leading to people dying because they failed to obtain medical assistance in a timely manner.

Biden also is working with governors, mayors, and other state and local officials to create a de facto national mask mandate. Biden has also declared he will mandate mask-wearing in all federal buildings and for people traveling interstate. A mask mandate for interstate travel could mean you will be required to wear a mask on airplanes, trains, and even when driving in your own car if you cross state lines.

Yet again, Biden is ignoring the science. In this case, the science has demonstrated that most masks are ineffective at preventing the spread of a virus. Medical science also shows that wearing a mask for extended periods of time can cause health problems. For example, mask-wearing interferes with proper breathing. Long-term mask-wearing may also cause serious dental problems. Ironically, major victims of mask mandates include low-wage workers Biden and his fellow progressives claim to care so much about. Many of these workers are required to wear masks on the job.

Biden has also proposed raising an army of “culturally competent” contact tracers. According to the University of California, San Francisco, which is helping train that California’s contact tracers, contract tracers “….ask questions related to topics that can be sensitive, including health, work, living arrangements, and food resources” in order to identify someone who should be quarantined. These contract tracers could also be able to enforce masks or other mandates — including a potential vaccine mandate — by helping ensure that those who refuse to comply are indefinitely quarantined.

Biden is not the only politician pushing authoritarian “solutions” to coronavirus. The government of Washington, DC is considering authorizing vaccinating of children without parental consent. This ignores the science that some people will have a negative reaction even to a generally safe vaccine, so individuals should make their own decision in consultation with their physician. This is especially important these days, as we are dealing with a vaccine that is being rushed into production for political reasons and that even the manufacturers admit will have serious side effects.

Lockdowns, masks, and other authoritarian measures do little or nothing to promote health. Instead, they erode freedom and create their own health problems. Those who know the truth must make Joe Biden and other authoritarians listen to the true science. While those more at risk — such as the elderly and people with certain health problems — could be encouraged to take extra precautions, all Americans sh

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Social Media as a Weapon

November 16, 2020 (Brian Berletic – LD) – One strongpoint of these US-funded anti-government protests here in Thailand is their social media game.


They claim it’s is because it’s a “youth movement” and they are simply better at using technology than the so-called “old” establishment. But this isn’t true. The US-funded anti-government protests are so successful on social media because the US-based social media networks they are using have tilted the entire game in their favor. References:


Land Destroyer – Weaponized Social Media Fuels “Youth” Protests:

https://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2020/08/weaponized-social-media-fuels-youth.html

The Nation – Twitter takes on the Army, bans over 900 accounts:

https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395911

The Guardian – Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human ‘vulnerability’: 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/09/facebook-sean-parker-vulnerability-brain-psychology

BBC – Facebook emotion experiment sparks criticism: 

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28051930#:~:text=Facebook%20is%20facing%20criticism%20after,the%20users%20were%20exposed%20to.

New York Times – U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings:

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/world/15aid.html

US State Department – Announcement on Alliance of Youth Movements Summit, December 3-5:

https://web.archive.org/web/20090205204156/http://www.america.gov/st/texttrans-english/2008/November/20081120122321eaifas0.3440363.html

Forbes – Facebook, Instagram And YouTube Will Now Be Banned, Russians Warned:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/09/13/putin-now-plans-100-facebook-instagram-and-youtube-bans-russians-warned/?sh=4de3adf857ff

Reuters – Vietnam’s social media crowd swells with new entrant to take on Facebook, Google: 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-cybersecurity-idUSKBN1W20NH

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Tyrant Fauci: “Now Is The Time To Do What You’re Told”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the medical tyrant, is trying to force people to comply with his authoritarian psychotic rules to stop the alleged rise in cases of COVID-19. Fauci said that “now is the time to do what you’re told.”

If there was ever a way to get free people to push back, it’s to use rhetoric such as that. Fauci can pound sand. And he’s upset that he’s been accurately labeled a dictator and authoritarian denying the truth. But he added that Americans should listen to and obey the health authorities (like himself), according to a report by Fox News. 

Senator Rand Paul said on Thursday that Fauci is demanding your submission to him.  “He believes that submission and lockdowns are fine, he’s not too worried about individual liberties,” Paul told Fox News’ Martha McCallum before adding that lockdowns and mask mandates are the equivalents to living in an “authoritarian” society. It’s perhaps worse, however.  It’s a slave state. Where some people issue commands and use force and violence and punishments to get others to comply.

He also said that he believes people are unwilling to listen to what scientists have recommended because of the “divisive” state of the country — a belief backed by a Pew Research report that found Democrats are more likely that Republicans to believe the coronavirus is threat to public health.

“All of a sudden science gets caught in a lot of this divisiveness,” he said. –Fox News

Fauci believes that if people wore their ritualistic shame muzzles and listened to social distancing advisories while maintaining sanitary measures like washing or disinfecting their hands, this virus will be able to stay in check and he’d allow the country to remain open.

It’s long past time we take matters into our own hands and keep it open ourselves. Fauci cannot close everything down unless we, the people, submit and allow it to happen. Wake up and put morality above legality.

Get Ready! MSM Predictive Programming Calls This The “Calm Before The Storm”

Many states and counties or cities within states are going into various stages of lockdown once again. Those that aren’t in some stage of lockdown already will be pushed that way in the coming weeks. As we’ve said before, if the ruling class believes they can get away with putting everyone on house arrest so they can conceal and cement their plans for world domination, they will do so.

And once again, it’s up to us to stand up and say: “No. We will not comply.”

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Our COVID Police State Wants To Take Thanksgiving And Christmas Away From You Too

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

Haven’t they taken enough away from us already?  The deeply oppressive lockdowns that were instituted earlier this year plunged us into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, caused the cancellation of thousands upon thousands of important events, and sent the suicide rate absolutely skyrocketing.

Once those lockdowns were lifted the American people were greatly relieved, but now our COVID police state is back for more.  As I have been documenting over the last several days, new lockdowns are being instituted all over the country right now, and even our most cherished holidays are being targeted.

Let me start by discussing an interview that CNN’s Jake Tapper just conducted with Anthony Fauci.  Most Americans had assumed that once a vaccine was widely distributed that we wouldn’t need masks or social distancing anymore.

Well, according to Fauci that is not the case at all

Jake Tapper said, “Once somebody has been immunized … Once the process is complete, does that mean they can take off their mask, don’t have to social distance, and go about their lives as before?”

Fauci said, “I would recommend that is not the case. I would recommend you have an added area of protection. Obviously, with 90 plus percent effective vaccine, you could feel much more confident, but I would recommend to people to not abandon all public health measures just because you’ve been vaccinated.”

As I have repeatedly warned my readers, they intend to change the way that we live permanently.

During that same interview, they were discussing a timeline for vaccine distribution, and Tapper blurted this out: “Christmas is probably not gonna be possible.”

In other words, Americans should not plan to have a normal Christmas this year because we are going to be expected to stay home, wear masks, and keep members of our extended family away.

Of course, Thanksgiving is a lot closer than Christmas, and our COVID overlords are telling us that we can’t have a normal Thanksgiving either.  For example, this is what the head of the CDC is saying

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield held a call with the nation’s governors on Tuesday. CNN obtained audio of the chat, in which Redfield said: “What we’re seeing as the increasing threat right now is actually acquisition of infection through small household gatherings… Particularly with Thanksgiving coming up, we think it’s really important to stress the vigilance of these continued mitigation steps in the household setting.”

Needless to say, many of our top politicians are going to fall right in line with the directives that our “health authorities” have issued.  For example, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has issued new restrictions for the city of Chicago which begin on Monday

The order, which begins Monday, extends through Thanksgiving festivities. Residents are “strongly advised” to not have guests in their homes outside of essential workers — even family and close friends.

“Chicago has reached a critical point in the second surge of COVID-19, demanding that we undertake this multi-faceted and comprehensive effort to stop the virus in its tracks,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot in the release.

At least Lightfoot’s order is not as draconian as the mandate that California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered all Californians to follow this Thanksgiving.

If you can believe it, Newsom has decided to limit Thanksgiving to a two hour “outdoor event”

Celebrities have taken to social media to slam California Governor Gavin Newsom’s ‘ridiculously unenforceable’ Thanksgiving crackdown that bans singing and shouting and limits the holiday to a two-hour outdoor event.

‘If my Aunt comes over, can I throw her a slice of turkey from the window?’ mocked actor Rob Schneider as he blasted the ‘Emperor Newsom’.

The good news is that the American people are sick and tired of having their rights taken away and are starting to push back against absurd restrictions such as these.

The bad news is that the new lockdowns that are being instituted all over the U.S. will inevitably crash our economy again.

If they last long enough, some industries may be almost entirely destroyed.  For example, even before these new lockdowns we were being told that it would be a miracle if half of the hotels in New York City survive this pandemic

According to Vijay Dandapani, chief executive of the Hotel Association of New York City, if half the city’s 640 hotels survive it will be a “great” outcome. While occupancy rates have recovered from their worst point in April where occupancy was down more than 60% year on year, they remain 20% lower than for the same month in 2019, a level which means much of the debt backing the properties will be impaired (i.e., default). Should New York impose a new round of draconian lockdowns, it will only get worse.

But of course there are some businesses that are booming during this time.

For instance, psychologists and therapists are extremely busy treating those that are “feeling lonely and depressed”

Business is booming for Maria Mir. Under normal circumstances, she takes little time off in November and December; the holidays are her busy season. But this is 2020. Nothing is normal. And everyone seems to need her at once.

Mir is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She’s used to patients feeling lonely and depressed as Thanksgiving and Christmas near. But “this particular time is different,” she says. “Even people who haven’t felt lonely in the past are now feeling that isolation.”

This is yet another example that shows that elections really matter.

For years, the American people have been voting for psychotic control freaks all over the nation, and so now we shouldn’t be surprised that they are actually acting like psychotic control freaks during a major crisis.

We are being told that this is going to be a very “dark winter”, and just like we witnessed earlier this year many Americans are feverishly stocking up on food and other basic goods…

Concerns that rising cases will encourage people to buy in bulk and stock up on basic goods has prompted major grocery chains to take pre-emptive action and limit purchases.

Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the U.S., has imposed purchase limits on essential goods like bath tissue, paper towels, disinfecting wipes and hand soap, according to Fox Business.

If you have not done so already, I would very much encourage you to get stocked up as well.

These are such uncertain times, and I have a feeling that things are going to get even crazier in the weeks ahead.

If the case numbers keep rising, the restrictions placed upon us are just going to become even more cumbersome, and it definitely appears that we are in for a very rough start in 2021.

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Admits The Truth: “We’re Not Going Back To The Same Economy”

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

Even Jerome Powell is admitting that the boom years are over.  For months, I have been trying to explain to my readers that the debt-fueled “prosperity” that we were enjoying prior to the COVID pandemic won’t be coming back, and initially, I received quite a bit of criticism for saying that.  But that criticism has subsided, because at this point pretty much everyone can see the truth.

Despite stimulus package after stimulus package, and despite unprecedented intervention by the Federal Reserve, we continue to be mired in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.  Fear of the virus continues to drag down the overall level of economic activity, more businesses are going under with each passing day, and the layoff announcements never seem to end.

Normally, Federal Reserve officials try very hard to be relentlessly optimistic.  But during a European Central Bank panel discussion on Thursday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell openly admitted that “we’re not going back to the same economy”

“We’re not going back to the same economy,” Powell said. “We’re recovering, but to a different economy and it will be one that is more leveraged to technology, and I worry that it’s going to make it even more difficult than it was for many workers.”

The central bank leader said he was referring specifically to “relatively low-paid public-facing workers who are bearing this brunt,” many of whom are women and minorities.

His use of the phrase “a different economy” really got my attention.

When I am trying to break some really bad news to someone in a gentle way, I will often use the word “different” to describe what things will be like moving forward, and I think that Powell is doing the same thing here.  He knows that there is no way that things will “return to normal” any time soon, and he is quite correct to be particularly concerned about how this will affect low paid workers.

Low paid workers have been losing their jobs at a much higher rate than anyone else, and the job losses just keep rolling in.

On Thursday, we learned that another 709,000 Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week, and that number is more than three times higher than what we witnessed during a typical week in 2019…

The Labor Department report showed an eleventh straight week that new jobless claims totaled below 1 million. But new claims have not yet broken back below 700,000 since the start of the pandemic and have held sharply above levels from before the outbreak. Throughout 2019, new initial unemployment claims were coming in at an average of just over 200,000 per week.

As of October 24th, a total of 21.16 million Americans were bringing home some type of unemployment assistance.

One year ago, that number was just 1.45 million.

In other words, we are in the midst of a national unemployment nightmare.

And many analysts are deeply concerned that the new wave of lockdowns that is now starting to happen around the nation will cause a renewed surge in layoffs

As colder weather sets in and fear of the virus escalates, consumers may turn more cautious about traveling, shopping, dining out and visiting gyms, barber shops and retailers. Companies in many sectors could cut jobs or workers’ hours. In recent days, the virus’ resurgence has triggered tighter restrictions on businesses, mostly restaurants and bars, in a range of states, including Texas, New York, Maryland, and Oregon.

“The risk may be for more layoffs as coronavirus cases surge and some states impose restrictions on activity,” said Nancy Vanden Houten, an economist at the forecasting firm Oxford Economics.

Yesterday, I discussed the fact that one of the experts on Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 advisory board wants a full national lockdown for at least a month once Biden is in the White House.

Needless to say, that would make the economic depression that we are currently suffering through a whole lot worse.

But of course, there are a lot of Americans out there that simply are not going to put up with any more lockdowns.  In fact, one new survey has found that only 49 percent of all Americans “would be very likely to stay home for a month if health officials recommend it”

Fewer than half of Americans say are very likely to comply with another lockdown, despite growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the latest Gallup polling shows.

About 49% of Americans polled between October 19 and November 1 said they would be very likely to stay home for a month if health officials recommend it following a coronavirus outbreak in their community, down from 67% in the spring.

Millions upon millions of lives were turned upside down by the lockdowns that were previously instituted, and the economic damage caused by another round of lockdowns would be incalculable.

But it appears that more lockdowns are coming anyway, and that means a lot more economic suffering is ahead.

Prior to the pandemic, 38-year-old Victoria Perez was working two jobs, but she quickly lost both of them once COVID came along.  Now she and her children are living in city housing in Oakland, California, and they are just one step away from being homeless

Among them is Victoria Perez, who was working two delivery jobs before the pandemic struck. Having lost both jobs in the spring, she is now living with her children in city-subsidized housing near Oakland, California, and hoping to avoid homelessness.

The city housing, provided to people at heightened risk of the coronavirus, lasts only through December. Perez, 38, is a cancer survivor.

After the holiday season, what is she supposed to do if she can’t find a new job?

Being homeless is bad enough.  When you add children to the equation, we are talking about the sort of nightmare scenario that nobody should ever have to go through.

Unfortunately, the ranks of the homeless are absolutely exploding all over the country as the U.S. economy crumbles right in front of our eyes.

In 2021, I am anticipating the biggest wave of traffic in the history of The Economic Collapse Blog as our ongoing economic implosion accelerates even more.  I have been hearing from so many people out there that are deeply hurting right now, and I wish that I had better news for everyone.

Sadly, the consequences for decades of exceedingly foolish decisions are catching up with us, and saying that we are heading into a “different economy” is definitely a major understatement.

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Fauci Warns: Wear Your Mask, Or We Will Lock You Down Again

Dr. Anthony Fauci is continuing his tyrannical approach with new warnings.  He says that if we want to avoid being locked down again, we should be wearing the ritualist shame muzzles the political parasites keep pushing.

Dr. Fauci says he doesn’t believe the United States will need to go into lockdown to fight the coronavirus scam if people double down on wearing masks and social distancing. The nation’s top infectious disease expert medical tyrant says “the cavalry is coming” in the form of vaccines and that “Help is really on the way.”

Army General In Charge Of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Fears The Public Won’t Take It

Based on statements from Donald Trump that the military will be distributing the vaccine, the use of the word “cavalry” isn’t that surprising. The fact that anyone is lining up for this vaccine after these psychopaths have already told us it won’t return our lives to “normal,” is surprising.

They Moved The Goalposts…AGAIN!: “It’s Not Over When The Vaccine Arrives”

Fauci says there are fundamental things Americans can do to stem the spread of the coronavirus. They include “universal and uniform” wearing of masks, avoiding crowds, keeping social distance, and washing hands. He says that sounds simple against a very difficult challenge but “it really does make a difference.”

This is an absolutely absurd and ridiculous notion that we can somehow stop all humans from ever getting a cold ever again. As The Mises Institute points out, this is not about a virus or health. This is about control and power.  The more they can get people to obey their draconian edicts, the more power they have.

But, putting such life-altering power—over matters such as forced lockdowns—in the hands of people who pay a negligible price for being wrong (some political damage, maybe) is not only asinine, it is plain wrong. Coercion is wrong. Taking the freedom of choice away from people by force is wrong. Tell the old woman living with a terminal illness that she must spend the final months of her life in isolation; that she can’t take a trip to the lake she’s visited since she was a child; that she can’t be surrounded by her loved ones during the remaining time she has left. Tell a business owner that their business isn’t essential. Tell the man who’s prone to depression and lives alone in a tiny studio apartment that this lockdown is for his own good. Tell the woman whose cancer diagnosis will be delayed—and thus her chances of survival reduced—that this lockdown is for her own good. –The Mises Institute

Lockdowns are immoral, plain, and simple because they violate the consent of those being forced on house arrest even though they have done no wrong. And they are coming.  It doesn’t look like we will avoid a second lockdown at this point.

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Election Fraud USPS Whistleblower Stands Against MSM Saying He “Recanted”

In a video posted Tuesday evening, Richard Hopkins, a United States Postal Service worker in Pennsylvania who said voter fraud was rampant denied taking back his statements when speaking to authorities. “I’m here to say I did not recant my statements. That did not happen,” said Richard Hopkins, standing against the mainstream media’s allegations.

The plan to say Hopkins recanted is backfiring, but it was probably one last-ditch effort by Democrats to maintain control of public perception about the outcome of the election, which should not have been called according to Real Clear Politics.

According to The New York Post, congressional Democrats and a major US newspaper claimed had recanted his allegations of mail-in-ballot tampering is denying that he walked back his words.

Hopkins is standing against the lying and propagating mainstream media.

Hopkins’ allegations — first reported by conservative activist group Project Veritas — were included in a federal lawsuit filed Monday by Trump’s campaign.

The suit alleges that Keystone State officials created “an illegal ‘two-tiered’ voting system” that unfairly favors mail-in ballots and “encourages ballot fraud or tampering.”

“It has been reported by Project Veritas, in a release on November 5, 2020, that carriers were told to collect, separate and deliver all mail-in ballots directly to the supervisor,” the suit says. –The New York Post

This situation seems strange.

“It has been reported by Project Veritas, in a release on November 5, 2020, that carriers were told to collect, separate and deliver all mail-in ballots directly to the supervisor,” the suit says.

After news of Hopkins recanting was initially reported, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh weighed in as well, arguing that Hopkins “filed a very detailed affidavit. He named names. He described explicitly what it is that he experienced.”

Murtaugh also suggested that Hopkins’ recantation may not have been entirely voluntary.

“Earlier today, we saw our own attorney, in some cases, doxxed on Twitter and public invitations to harass attorneys who have been involved in pursuing the president’s lawful avenues through the courts and also connected to what we will eventually pursue in recounts,” he said. -NY Post

Real Clear Politics: “The Media Should NOT Have Called This Election!”

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Election Fraud USPS Whistleblower Stands Against MSM Saying He “Recanted”

In a video posted Tuesday evening, Richard Hopkins, a United States Postal Service worker in Pennsylvania who said voter fraud was rampant denied taking back his statements when speaking to authorities. “I’m here to say I did not recant my statements. That did not happen,” said Richard Hopkins, standing against the mainstream media’s allegations.

The plan to say Hopkins recanted is backfiring, but it was probably one last-ditch effort by Democrats to maintain control of public perception about the outcome of the election, which should not have been called according to Real Clear Politics.

According to The New York Post, congressional Democrats and a major US newspaper claimed had recanted his allegations of mail-in-ballot tampering is denying that he walked back his words.

Hopkins is standing against the lying and propagating mainstream media.

Hopkins’ allegations — first reported by conservative activist group Project Veritas — were included in a federal lawsuit filed Monday by Trump’s campaign.

The suit alleges that Keystone State officials created “an illegal ‘two-tiered’ voting system” that unfairly favors mail-in ballots and “encourages ballot fraud or tampering.”

“It has been reported by Project Veritas, in a release on November 5, 2020, that carriers were told to collect, separate and deliver all mail-in ballots directly to the supervisor,” the suit says. –The New York Post

This situation seems strange.

“It has been reported by Project Veritas, in a release on November 5, 2020, that carriers were told to collect, separate and deliver all mail-in ballots directly to the supervisor,” the suit says.

After news of Hopkins recanting was initially reported, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh weighed in as well, arguing that Hopkins “filed a very detailed affidavit. He named names. He described explicitly what it is that he experienced.”

Murtaugh also suggested that Hopkins’ recantation may not have been entirely voluntary.

“Earlier today, we saw our own attorney, in some cases, doxxed on Twitter and public invitations to harass attorneys who have been involved in pursuing the president’s lawful avenues through the courts and also connected to what we will eventually pursue in recounts,” he said. -NY Post

Real Clear Politics: “The Media Should NOT Have Called This Election!”

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Deutsche Bank Proposes A 5% “Work From Home” Privilege Tax

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.

At a time when the Fed is already monetizing the entire US budget deficit thanks to helicopter money, sparking conversations about the utility of taxation, and when a Biden administration is set to at least try and roll back most of the Trump tax cuts, the last thing the population wants to hear about is even more taxes.

Yet in a “modest proposal” from Deutsche Bank, the bank argues that in a time of pervasive covid shutdowns, “those who can work from home (WFH) receive direct and indirect financial benefits and they should be taxed in order to smooth the transition process for those who have been suddenly displaced.”

In other words, the argument goes that working from an office is somehow punitive, and since WFH during the pandemic leads to “many benefits” as a resulting “disconnecting themselves from face-to-face society” a 5% tax for each WFH day “would leave the average person no worse off than if they worked in the office.” The bank calculates that such a tax could raise $49bn per year in the US, €20bn in Germany, and £7bn in the UK. “That can fund subsidies for the lowest-paid workers who usually cannot work from home.”

In the report written by DB strategist Like Tumpleman, he argues that the popularity of WFH was growing even before the pandemic: “between 2005 and 2018, internet technology fuelled a 173 percent increase in the number of Americans who regularly worked from home. It is true that the overall proportion of people working from home before the pandemic was still small, at 5.4 percent based on census data, but the growth was still way ahead of the growth in the overall workforce.”

Naturally, the covid shutdowns have turbocharged that growth, and as a result the proportion of Americans who worked from home increased ten-fold to 56% during the pandemic. Many of these people will continue to work remotely for some time. Indeed, two-thirds of organizations say that at least three-quarters of their staff can work from home effectively, according to S&P Global Markets. Meanwhile, a DB survey shows that, after the pandemic has passed, more than half of people who tried out WFH want to continue it permanently for between two and three days a week.

This sudden shift to WFH means that, for the first time in history, “a big chunk of people have disconnected themselves from the face-to-face world yet are still leading a full economic life” as if that is somehow a bad thing.

It gets crazier: the bank claims that working in the comfort of one’s own home leads to a slew of financial benefits including:

  • financial savings on expenses such as travel, lunch, clothes, and cleaning.
  • indirect savings via forgone socializing and other expenses that would have been incurred had a worker been in the office.
  • intangible benefits of working from home, such as greater job security, convenience, and flexibility.
  • There is also the benefit of additional safety.

As if it is difficult to find someone who also sits in front of a computer all day long in Bangladesh and has the exact same skillset but would work for a fraction of the pay.

Yet those people who are working remotely are, according to DB, the equivalent of social parasites as they “contribute less to the infrastructure of the economy whilst still receiving its benefits” potentially extending the slump in national growth. In other words, the mere act of working from home makes you guilty of not propping up the economy!

That, according to Templeman “is a big problem for the economy as it has taken decades and centuries to build up the wider business and economic infrastructure that supports face-to-face working. If a great swathe of assets lie redundant, the economic malaise will be extended.”

In short, those who failed to develop the appropriate skill set and are “forced” to work in society – mostly employees of service companies – and who were unable to refuse to educate and train themselves to be able to “enjoy” the benefits of work from home jobs which incidentally include sitting in front of a computer for hours on end and in some notable cases masturbating in front of a zoom conference call, have to be rewarded monetarily by all those who are lucky enough to not have to work in public.

While it would be easy to laugh and merely brush this idea off as another ridiculous policy proposal from a bank whose very existence would be very much in question had it not been for several rounds of generous taxpayer-funded bailouts, since this is yet another grossly socialist proposal we are concerned it has a very high probability of passage not only in Europe but also in the US, especially if Democrats manage to pull of a “Blue wave” sweep in Georgia in January.

So far a WFH tax has merely been floated by a handful of Wall Street strategists; however once this idea gets more popular coverage, expect a groundswell of support for the idea which will promptly lead to yet another tax.

Below we republish the Deutsche Bank note in its entirety because it is clearly a blueprint for what’s to come:

A work-from-home tax, by Luke Templeman

For years we have needed a tax on remote workers – covid has just made it obvious. Quite simply, our economic system is not set up to cope with people who can disconnect themselves from face-to-face society. Those who can WFH receive direct and indirect financial benefits and they should be taxed in order to smooth the transition process for those who have been suddenly displaced.

The popularity of WFH was growing even before the pandemic. Between 2005 and 2018, internet technology fuelled a 173 percent increase in the number of Americans who regularly worked from home1. It is true that the overall proportion of people working from home before the pandemic was still small, at 5.4 percent based on census data, but the growth was still way ahead of the growth in the overall workforce.

Covid has turbocharged that growth. During the pandemic, the proportion of Americans who worked from home increased ten-fold to 56 percent. In the UK, there was a seven-fold increase to 47 percent. Many of these people will continue to work remotely for some time. Indeed, two-thirds of organizations say that at least three-quarters of their staff can work from home effectively, according to S&P Global Markets. Meanwhile, a DB survey shows that, after the pandemic has passed, more than half of people who tried out WFH want to continue it permanently for between two and three days a week

The sudden shift to WFH means that, for the first time in history, a big chunk of people have disconnected themselves from the face-to-face world yet are still leading a full economic life. That means remote workers are contributing less to the infrastructure of the economy whilst still receiving its benefits.

That is a big problem for the economy as it has taken decades and centuries to build up the wider business and economic infrastructure that supports face-to-face working. If a great swathe of assets lie redundant, the economic malaise will be extended.

WFH is financially rewarding

WFH offers direct financial savings on expenses such as travel, lunch, clothes, and cleaning. Add to these the indirect savings via forgone socializing and other expenses that would have been incurred had a worker been in the office. Then there are the intangible benefits of working from homes, such as greater job security, convenience, and flexibility. There is also the benefit of additional safety. The newly-discovered gains of home working, both tangible and intangible, all have value. And they generally outweigh the costs. The latter have mostly come in the form of additional mental stress of juggling work and children and dealing with an imperfect home-office setup. These costs should not be underestimated, however, they usually pale in comparison with the gains. Hence why the vast majority of homeworkers want to continue remote working, on at least a part-time basis, after the pandemic passes.

First, the tax will only apply outside the times when the government advises people to work from home (of course, the self-employed and those on low incomes can be excluded). The tax itself will be paid by the employer if it does not provide a worker with a permanent desk. If it does, and the staff member chooses to work from home, the employee will pay the tax out of their salary for each day they work from home. This can be audited by coordinating with company travel and technology systems.

The tax rate? Those who can work from home tend to have higher-than-average incomes. If we assume the average salary of a person who chooses to work from home in the US is $55,000, a tax of five percent works out to just over $10 per working day. That is roughly the amount an office worker might spend on commuting, lunch, and laundry, etc. A tax at this rate, then, will leave them no worse off than if they had chosen to go into the office. If we apply the same tax rate to workers in the UK with an assumed average WFH salary of £35,000, it works out to just under £7 per day. In Germany, a WFH salary of €40,000 leads to a tax of just over €7.50 per day.

A tax at this level means that neither companies nor individuals will be worse off. In fact, companies may be far better off as the savings from downsizing their office will more than makeup for the cost of the WFH tax they will incur.

How much will the tax raise?

First the US. Of the 104m Americans who work full time, half worked from home during the pandemic. That is up from the 5.4 percent who already worked from home before the pandemic. Of that additional 45 percent, our survey shows that three quarters want to work from home to some degree post-covid with 16 percent wanting one day a week, 33 percent two days, 19 percent three days, 4 percent four days, and 4 percent five days.

Adding this up, there could be 4.2bn new days every year being worked from home post covid. With an additional 394m days for those part-time and full-time staff who already work from home and are not self-employed, that gives 4.6bn WFH days per year. At an average salary of $55,000 and a tax rate of five percent, the WFH tax will raise $48bn per year. The same calculation in the UK and Germany (using country-specific WFH data and the salary levels assumed above) yields a tax take of £6.9bn and €15.9bn respectively.

What can the government do with this money?

In the US, the $48bn raised could pay for a $1,500 grant to the 29m workers who cannot work from home and earn under $30,000 a year (excluding those who earn tips). Many of these people are those who assumed the health risks of working during the pandemic and are far more ‘essential’ than their wage level suggests.

Similarly, in Germany, the €15.9bn raised could fund a €1,500 grant to the bottom 12 percent of people in the country who have a standard of living equivalent to €12,600 (after adjusting for the size of their household). Similarly in the UK, the £6.9bn raised could provide a grant of £2,000 to 12 percent of those aged over 25 who work for the minimum wage. Of course, the exact amount of the grant could be based on an asymmetric tapering system.

Some will argue against the tax. They will say that engagement with the economy is a personal choice and they should not be penalized for making that decision. Yet, these people should remember that governments have always backsolved taxes to suit the social environment. Consider that in centuries past, when it was socially unpalatable in the UK to introduce an income tax, the government implemented a window tax. As society changed, the window tax was abolished and, eventually, an income tax was introduced. In the same way, as our current society moves towards a state of ‘human disconnection’, our tax system must move with it.

Best of all, a WFH tax does not merely subsidize businesses that have no long-term future. If, for example, a city-center sandwich shop is no longer needed, it does not make sense for the government to support the business in the medium term. But it does make sense to support the mass of people who have been suddenly displaced by forces outside their control. Many will have to take low-paid jobs while they retrain or figure out their next step in life. From a personal and economic point of view, it makes sense that these people should be given a helping hand. It also makes sense to recognize that essential workers assume the covid risk for low wages. Those who are lucky enough to be in a position to ‘disconnect’ themselves from the face-to-face economy owe it to them.

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