Friday, July 10, 2020

Bracelets, Beacons, Barcodes: Wearables in the Global Response to COVID-19

by Katitza Rodriguez, Activist Post:

In their efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic, governments around the world are rolling out body-worn devices (“wearables”) to assist in fighting the virus. Some governments want a technological silver bullet to solve the public health crisis. But many of the tools aimed at solving problems come with a host of other problems that will undermine the public health goals for which they are adopted, and create new unintended consequences for privacy, association, and freedom of expression.

“Normal” Isn’t Coming Back, Prioritize Your Mental Health: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

by Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlin Johnstone:

I wouldn’t invest any emotional energy in the hope that things will eventually return to normal. They won’t. The good news is that what we think of as “normal” is actually as crazy as a species could possibly be, and we may in fact be clumsily stumbling toward actual sanity.

Speaking of which, please prioritize your mental health at this point in history. Like, really, truly prioritize it. Things are only going to get more unusual and confusing from here on out, and you’ll need to keep your feet underneath you.

Keep truthfully saying what you believe to be true in each moment and eventually you will have pissed off everyone.

The Federal Reserve Has Its Own Police and Is Part of a Vast Surveillance Center – Should You Worry?

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall St On Parade:

Without any Congressional hearings on the matter, the USA Patriot Act in 2001 bestowed on the 12 regional Federal Reserve banks domestic policing powers. While the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. is deemed an “independent federal agency,” with its Chair and Governors appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, the 12 regional Fed banks are private corporations owned by the member banks in their region. As settled law under John L. Lewis v. United States confirms: “Each Federal Reserve Bank is a separate corporation owned by commercial banks in its region.”

Big Brother flexes: Demands ‘near-real time’ personal info on every patient

from WND:

Data must be handed over to government ‘with or without a COVID-19 diagnosis’

When the state of Minnesota, amid the coronavirus pandemic, demanded “near real-time” information, including the name, address, birth date, symptoms, diagnosis, age, gender, race, ethnicity, city and zip code of every hospital patient, a patient-rights group protested.

The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom first asked state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm to withdraw her requirement, which the CCHF contends is illegal.

Then the group organized more than 1,500 petitions to Democratic Gov. Tim Walz, urging him to rescind Malcolm’s demand.

USA Plan: Militarized Control of Population. The “National Covid-19 Testing Action Plan”

by Manlio Dinucci, Global Research:

The Rockefeller Foundation has presented the “National Covid-19 Testing Action Plan”, indicating the “pragmatic steps to reopen our workplaces and our communities”. However, it is not simply a matter of health measures as it appears from the title.

The Plan – that some of the most prestigious universities have contributed to (Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins and others) – prefigures a real hierarchical and militarized social model.

At the top, the “Pandemic Testing Board (PTB), akin to the War Production Board that the United States created in World War II“. The Pandemic Testing Board would “consist of leaders from business, government and academia” (government representatives would not in the first row, but finance and economic representatives being listed in order of importance).

Welcome Back Zero Hedge: The Thought Police Admit Error

by Mish Shedlock, The Street:

ZeroHedge is back after Twitter admits it made a mistake.
On January 31, 2020 Zero Hedge was Permanently Suspended From Twitter for ‘Harassment’.

Twitter accused ZeroHedge of “targeted harassment

Twitter Restores Zero Hedge Account After Admitting Error

It took Twitter nearly 6 months to review the case, but on June 13, 2020 Twitter Restores Zero Hedge Account After Admitting Error.

Vatican Insider Says COVID Is A “Colossal Operation of Social Engineering”

by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:The former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America, Carlo Maria Viganò, recently wrote a letter to Donald Trump mentioning the deep state and the manipulation of human consciousness.
  • Reflect On:How long has our own consciousness been manipulated by misinformation? What’s really happening on our planet?

It’s amazing to observe just how much perspectives have changed regarding Covid-19. It’s also quite something to observe how almost every global crisis that seems to emerge every single year is surrounded by controversy and what seems to be clear misinformation.

COLORADO BILL REQUIRES “RE-EDUCATION” FOR PARENTS WHO REFUSE THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

Are you ready for re-education camps in the United States? Colorado has introduced a bill that would “re-educate” parents who refuse to vaccinate their child with the coronavirus vaccine.

The bill forces all doctors and medical staff to give vaccinations with no exemptions, even if they are in a situation where they believe it would not be in that child’s best interest. The bill’s current version, however, does not list any sanctions or punishments for medical staff that refuse, according to Life News. 

WATCH: Armed Store Owner Stops Robbery, Calls 911, Cops Show Up, Break His Jaw, Arrest HIM

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Decatur, AL — On the night of March 15, 2020, Kevin Penn, 47, owner of Star Spirits & Beverages in Decatur, Al. was robbed. So, he did what society tells him to do — he called 9-1-1. Unfortunately for Mr. Penn, however, like so many calls before his, asking police for help was the worst decision he could’ve made because when cops showed up, they broke his jaw, knocked out several teeth, and arrested him.

IBM, Amazon Agree to Step Back From Face Recognition. Where Is Microsoft?

by Matthew Guariglia, Activist Post:

Activism is working. Both on the streets as people protest to end racist and violent policing, and among civil liberties organizations who have been fighting the government’s use of harmful face surveillance technology. This week two major vendors of face surveillance technology announced that in light of recent protests against police brutality and racial injustice, they would be phasing out or pausing their sale of this technology to police.

Singapore Deploys Robots At Migrant Workers Dormitory To Enforce Social Distancing

from ZeroHedge:

Singapore has been dealing with one of the highest infection totals in all of Asia, mainly because of foreign worker dormitories in the country that have led to a surge in cases since April. This prompted the government to deploy autonomous robots to at least one dormitory, a move that would hopefully enforce strict social distancing rules.

The tiny, Asian country continues to reopen its severely damaged economy after several months of lockdowns — confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country breached 38,000 cases on Monday, with a total of 25 deaths.