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Facebook’s 3 billion monthly users, its mountain of money and its control over the flow of info all put the company on equal footing with govts globally … increasingly getting into fights with them

From nowtheendbegins.com

Here’s a recent headline to ponder from the Beltway-buzzy Axios: “The sovereign state of Facebook vs. the world.” The sovereign state of Facebook? Did we miss something there? Did we miss that moment when Facebook became a country and joined the United Nations?

The power and dominance of social media has created a power base that the combined military might of multiple nations cannot match, and to that point, Facebook is beginning to look on itself as a sovereign nation. When a tech company can silence a sitting United States president, that is a whole lot of power.

“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4 (KJB)

In case you have not been following the global trends, and we are happy to keep an end time eye on that for you, social media is the way the whole world communicates, and it is unprecedented in the annals of human history. When you add to that that nearly all social media is owned by Liberals who use their platforms to create and change public opinion, you have a weapon that even Adolf Hitler didn’t have access to, and he was able to start WWII.

https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/facebook-3-billion-users-sovereign-state-supreme-court-mark-zuckerberg-augustus-caesar/

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The Facebook Culling Deletes 39 Year Old National Vaccine Information Center

The Facebook Culling Deletes 39 Year Old National Vaccine Information Center

We were disheartened to read yesterday that Facebook has removed the NVIC page. Barb Loe Fisher has been a champion for the right to informed consent, safety and choice for vaccination for more than 40 years, as result of her own son’s injury. 

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https://www.ageofautism.com/2021/03/the-facebook-culling-deletes-39-year-old-national-vaccine-information-center.html

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Facebook Fact-Checker Claims No Causal Relationship Between 929 Deaths Reported After COVID Vaccine

Tell that to the bereaved!!

Thanks to Kim Hampton for this link from Collective Evolution

According to the CDC Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), as of today (February 20th, 2021) 929 deaths, 316 permanent disabilities and more than 15,000 adverse events have been reported from people after taking the COVID-19 vaccine. This mainly represents reports that are coming in from the United States. The data shows that 799 of the deaths were reported in the U.S., and that about one-third of those deaths occurred within 48 hours of the individual receiving the vaccination. You can look it up for yourself and/or see the screenshot below. I have not looked up, or attempted to look up reports from countries outside of the U.S.

Many articles have been using VAERS to claim that the COVID-19 vaccine is causing deaths & injuries, but according to Facebook Fact Checker Health Feedback, the adverse events attributed to the COVID-19 don’t demonstrate a causal relationship between the vaccine and the adverse events.

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https://www.collective-evolution.com/2021/02/20/fact-checker-claims-no-causal-relationship-between-929-deaths-reporter-after-covid-19-vaccine/

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Important headlines this week

Some highlights if we could call them that! So much happening & catching up here with just a sprinkling of latest developments. Stay safe and informed. Research! EWR

From Children’s Health Defense:

Indonesian Nurse Dies After Being Given Chinese-Made COVID Vaccine + More

Silencing ‘Anti-Vaxers’ (& more)

Facebook Posts Back Up VAERS Reports Linking COVID Vaccines to Injuries, Including Death

Male Infertility Threatening ‘Future of Human Race,’ Says Author of New Book

From Health Impact News

Lost Generation? America’s War Against Parents and the Destruction of Childhood

22 Elderly with Dementia Dead in 1 Week After the Experimental mRNA COVID Injection in the Netherlands

Two Nuns Dead and 28 COVID Positive 2 Days After Experimental COVID mRNA Injections

From Dr Mercola

WHO’s COVID-19 Investigation Is a Deadly, Disgraceful Con

Shameless Manipulation of Positive PCR Tests

Exploring the Oxford-AstraZeneca Eugenics Links

Mentally Disabled Now Prioritized for COVID Vaccine

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Facebook, Instagram deleting adverse effects posts from mRNA recipients (Brittany Hall Perez)

What’s to hide then? ? EWR

“Thousands of people across the globe started posting photos of themselves on social media receiving the shots. Brittany Hall Perez is one of said individuals. The 39-year-old posted a public Facebook photo on January 13 wearing a mask and holding a vaccination record card.

Her obituary says she died on January 13, meaning the mRNA shot killed her within hours.”

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https://thecovidblog.com/2021/02/20/brittany-hall-perez-facebook-instagram-deleting-adverse-effects-posts-of-mrna-recipients/

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Facebook set to censor out independent info on vaccines

Please wake up people to the truth about what is going down. This crack down will apply from next Monday we’re told.
When I last looked CDC’s stats told us more than 500 people had died from the experimental vaccine that was authorized for emergency use only, see below.


In a normal world the vaccine would’ve been withdrawn at the very early deaths but no. Instead they are figuring out how to stop you even knowing about the deaths and very serious injuries. Does this sound like a health system that really cares about your health? (Search for covid deaths and injuries in categories at the left of this page to see just some of these). This is not misinformation. Before too long I will not be able to write this at all. We truthers are already being shadow banned online. NZ plans to roll this out soon. A week ago I read July, then April, now I see ‘next month’. They are hurrying it in as more and more find out the risks and are hesitating, risks which, think about it, should have been told to you in the first place. Women who were vaccinated during pregnancy have lost their babies. Worse also, we are now being told there is no correlation between the jab and the awful adverse reactions. Your window is short. Take stock & investigate for yourselves before it is too late. All the videos of injuries we see, the victims are warning you of the possible effects.

Below here are the two articles about Facebook’s intended censorship. A quote from the first one: “Under the Community Standards policy, posts with “debunked claims” that Covid-19 is “man-made or manufactured,” or that vaccines are ineffective, unsafe, dangerous or cause autism will be removed starting Monday, VP of Integrity Guy Rosen announced on the Facebook blog.”

Believe me they are already censoring heavily, including frequently the statements of certified medical practitioners. EWR

https://www.rt.com/news/514977-facebook-covid-vaccine-campaign/?fbclid=IwAR1ITV3_YhZqxoVHXbrhvZFHuc9x_3YViuNk3Jnkr6pA59-z7KbmSBPlDXQ

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/facebook-combatting-covid-19-vaccine-misinformation?fbclid=IwAR3SUckjLHcYe0RMiUlq49JU3kMKPUx1kMEjGthZGPylo3H3onooupq2gD4

What’s really Behind the Recent Social Media Purge?

Story at-a-glance

  • In recent days and weeks, we’ve seen an unprecedented wave of censorship sweep across the internet. The only solution will be decentralized platforms that virtually eliminate censorship
  • In what appears to be a coordinated attack, Google, Apple and Amazon destroyed Parler, a main competitor to Twitter and Facebook, literally overnight by yanking it from their app stores and web hosting service. All of Parler’s vendors, from text message services and email providers to lawyers, also canceled their contracts
  • A social media purge began in earnest January 7 and 8, 2021, with the permanent ban of President Trump and a long list of other conservatives from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Twitter reportedly suspended more than 70,000 accounts during its weekend purge
  • Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is calling for a racketeering investigation into Big Tech, saying Amazon, Apple and Google’s suspension of Parler is “clearly a violation of antitrust, civil rights and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act”
  • According to an October 2020 report by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google all have monopoly power and are using that power to rid themselves of competition

“Within the current system, the bottom line is you can be erased from the Internet at any moment, for any reason, by anyone with enough power. Decentralized DNS makes it virtually impossible for authorities to shut down access to the web and gives individuals real ownership over their digital identities, communication channels and means of commerce.” (coindesk.com)

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LINK: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/01/22/big-tech-censorship.aspx?ui=685e66ad79a2084ce1076a1d6f40bd4323d01a706e69013a5023147b938dc9d7&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20210122_HL2&mid=DM771049&rid=1064845099

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Two antitrust suits brought against Facebook alleging the company’s anticompetitive tactics

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The truth about shadow banning

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SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=34757 Are you subscribed to The Corbett Report on GooTube? Are you sure? Today on #PropagandaWatch we tackle the concept of shadowbanning on social media and the insidious nature of “the intelligent manipulation of the organized habits of the masses.”

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68% of tech professionals think Facebook should police people’s election conversations

A new survey published by Blind, a community of verified anonymous professionals, looks into how Facebook employees see the company’s role in maintaining the integrity of the upcoming US election – i.e., curbing election misinformation.

The survey was conducted in the wake of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg backpedaling on his previous “free speech” pledge (or his carefully curated narrative about it, if you prefer).

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LINK: https://reclaimthenet.org/68-of-tech-professionals-think-facebook-should-police/

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An Australian pregnant mum is arrested and handcuffed in front of her two children over a Facebook post about lockdown

Zoe Buhler, 28, was handcuffed in her lounge room in front of her children. She had created a Facebook event organising a protest in Ballarat, Victoria. Police arrested her and she was charged with incitement on Wednesday. ‘Freedom Day’ event called for people to protest against the lockdown.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8688793/Pregnant-mum-arrested-Facebook-post-inciting-coronavirus-protest.html?fbclid=IwAR1flEuyugQ_8XGR7u8fZEzJTCTT2aJ6VvaXkRdg6czwrFz2PCniGKhrmUA

‘Burning the books’: Greenmedinfo deleted in the GREAT SOCIAL MEDIA PURGE OF 2020

One of the most professional, well researched, well referenced site I know of. Does this not send a very clear message about opposing the official narrative? People are moving off FB now I see with the new terms & conditions recently announced. EWR

In a sudden move without explanation, Instagram deletes GreenMedInfo.com’s account, cutting off 90,000 subscribers…But this is likely only the beginning of a great ‘Social Media Purge’ anticipated to unfold as part of the highly engineered response to COVID-19

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Facebook announces new deep learning system that automatically detects “misinformation”

Facebook has published information on a new deep-learning system that analyzes interactions on its platforms and then uses this data to automatically detect what it deems to be “misinformation.”

According to Facebook’s research, “misinformation posts elicit different types of reactions from other accounts than do normal/benign accounts and posts.”

LINK: https://reclaimthenet.org/facebook-misinformation-detection-ties/

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Facebook is developing room-scanning technology

Facebook says it is developing what appears like a fairly fine-grained way of monitoring sounds occurring in enclosed spaces – spaces that would also be mapped for any objects they contain. And Facebook is relying on artificial intelligence (AI) of one kind or another to achieve this, said a blog post announcing “AI Habitat.”

As is often the case, this type of “arrangement” between ordinary users and a data-dependent and hungry tech juggernaut like Facebook, and the trade-off involved, doesn’t seem to be really worth it for users would have to wear “smart glasses” to allow this invasive system into their homes, and in exchange get trivial help from their AI assistants in checking whether the front door’s locked and finding a phone that’s ringing somewhere else in the apartment. If that’s all the benefit to the user wearing a pair of awkward “glasses” loaded with sensors probing the privacy of their home to the core – it truly sounds like the worst deal ever.

LINK: https://reclaimthenet.org/facebook-is-developing-room-scanning-technology/

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Leading corona researchers admit that they have no scientific evidence for the existence of a virus

Leading corona researchers admit that they have no scientific evidence for the existence of a virus – as David Icke has been saying for months and was banned from YouTube and Facebook for saying so!

LINK: https://davidicke.com/2020/08/25/leading-corona-researchers-admit-that-they-have-no-scientific-evidence-for-the-existence-of-a-virus-as-david-icke-has-been-saying-for-months-and-was-banned-from-youtube-and-facebook-for-saying-so/

Gates Foundation funds Facebook fact-checkers that defend it from allegations

From reclaimthenet.org

It also provides funding to dozens of media organizations that regularly give Gates and the foundation favorable coverage.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provides over $250 million dollars in funding to news organizations, charitable organizations affiliated with news outlets, journalistic organizations, and fact-checking groups that regularly give investor and philanthropist Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation favorable coverage, according to an in-depth report from Columbia Journalism Review (CJR).

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LINK: https://reclaimthenet.org/gates-foundation-funds-facebook-fact-checkers/

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Jacinda upsets yet another big group of taxpayers

Note this replaces the Waikanae Watch post, for some unknown reason it did not reblog correctly. Now copied & pasted. EWR

by Carol Sawyer

On the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Facebook page is this announcement from last Friday of the government paying tens of millions of dollars for the development of a vaccine. So far the video has had 356 comments and only one is in favour (by someone called Ahmed Alzaher). You can’t see the comments just by clicking on the video, you have to go to the NZ MFAT page here:

This is a government Facebook page so we can be quite sure no comments in favour have been filtered out!

For example, this comment has 131 likes:

“Jacinda our leader! Perhaps you and your family can lead the way with being the first in this country to have vaccine and show us the Nation your confidence   As you can see by the comments a large % of NZ are Not Happy with this!  “

This one has had 98 likes:

“There’s NO WAY we will be getting the vaccine. Did you not see the poll The Herald ran? Over half of New Zealanders don’t want it so what a ridiculous waste of time and money.”

All the comments are in the same vein. More:

“No way. You want to mess with our DNA. Just no Jacinda. You have got in the Wrong boat with that corrupt and un elected, overly powerful Gates. Put that $37 million into mandating good health and nutrition. NOT AN UNSAFE VACCINE. You have sold us out Jacinda. My children are not for you to test this vaccine on. Leave us alone.”

“Our family DOES NOT consent. There is NO WAY anyone is going to tell us what to do with our bodies. WE CHOOSE how to look after our health and well being, now and in future. You should understand and respect this being a mother yourself.”

“So the narrative goes NZ is the “envy of the world”. Really? While businesses go down the toilet. Please stop blathering on to us like we are schoolchildren, dishing money out like it’s lollies and get our little country up and running again. The covid pantomime is over!”


Someone posted this news story from 2006 in the comments — vaccines have been tested on the NZ population before and it was not a success. Remember?

Interestingly, I was sent a message on the evening of Monday 1 June (the end of Queens Birthday Weekend) to say that Bill Gates’ private plane had flown into Queenstown and that he had met up with Jacinda there over the weekend. I was sent the registration number of the plane, told that flight tracking companies had blocked the ID and asked if there had been any sightings. Well, the weekend was over and I thought it was probably just fake news. Maybe it was, but on seeing this video, maybe it wasn’t…


We have largely avoided the general vaccine issue to date, however, when 98.4% of those who got the cv-19 virus recovered without a vaccine, why do we need one?  The proper research and development of a vaccine takes years — the thought of a rushed vaccine is terrifying, as is the idea of the government making it compulsory.–Eds


Update from Carol

The video on NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade had 560 comments last time I looked and ALL bar one were opposed to what Jacinda was saying. I know because I read them all. Actually it had more than that because many comments had reply comments underneath them. NZMFAT has deleted hundreds of comments! Just appalling government censorship. Someone says it got up to 672.

So then more comments went up, asking ” Where is my comment?!”, “Why have you taken all the comments down?”, etc.

They were deleted too!

At this moment there have been 13 more comments but guess what? You are only allowed to see one of them!

Has the Jacinda government been taking lessons from the Chinese Communist Party?

Fortunately Vickie Simons took some screenshots. She didn’t manage to take one to show 672 comments, but here is proof that there were at least 541 comments.

Most of Facebook Censorship Board Has Ties to Billionaire George Soros

From judicialwatch.org

The recently appointed Facebook oversight board that will decide which posts get blocked from the world’s most popular social networking website is stacked with leftists, including a close friend of leftwing billionaire George Soros who served on the board of directors of his Open Society Foundations (OSF). Judicial Watch conducted a deep dive into the new panel that will make content rulings for the technology company that was slammed last year with a $5 billion fine for privacy violations. The information uncovered by Judicial Watch shows that the group of 20 is overwhelmingly leftist and likely to restrict conservative views. More than half of the members have ties to Soros, the philanthropist who dedicates huge sums to spreading a radical left agenda that includes targeting conservative politicians. Other Facebook oversight board members have publicly expressed their disdain for President Donald Trump or made political contributions to top Democrats such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren. As one New York newspaper editorial determined this month, the new Facebook board is a “recipe for left-wing censorship.”

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LINK: https://www.judicialwatch.org/corruption-chronicles/most-of-facebook-censorship-board-has-ties-to-leftwing-billionaire-george-soros/?fbclid=IwAR2TWO0Nygb6z0mr9A0y6u8gU1ffA03YS05v_dcuGWxdskO3h8DKA0OtQ8o

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How Google & FB hijack your personal data to generate profit for themselves (video)

Harvard Professor exposes Google & Facebook

From Dr Mercola

Story at-a-glance

  • In her book, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” social psychologist and Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff reveals how the biggest tech companies in the world have hijacked our personal data — so-called “behavioral surplus data streams” — without our knowledge or consent and are using it against you to generate profits for themselves
  • Companies like Facebook, Google and third parties of all kinds have the power — and are using that power — to target your personal inner demons, to trigger you, and to take advantage of you when you’re at your most vulnerable to entice you into action that serves them, commercially or politically
  • Your entire existence — even your shifting moods, deciphered by facial recognition software — has become a source of revenue for corporate entities as you’re being cleverly maneuvered into doing (and typically buying) or thinking something you may not have done, bought or thought otherwise
  • Facebook’s massive experiments, in which they used subliminal cues to see if they could make people happier or sadder and affect real-world behavior offline, proved that — by manipulating language and inserting subliminal cues in the online context — they can change real-world behavior and real-world emotion, and that these methods and powers can be exercised “while bypassing user awareness”
  • The Google Nest security system has a hidden microphone built into it that isn’t featured in any of the schematics for the device. Voice data, and all the information delivered through your daily conversations, is tremendously valuable to Big Data, and add to their ever-expanding predictive modeling capabilities

 

READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/03/28/surveillance-capitalism.aspx

Judge REFUSES to gag anti-5G street light campaigner, stating: ‘The public have a right to know’

From chroniclelive.co.uk

A judge has refused to ‘gag’ an-anti 5G lighting campaigner, ruling the issue SHOULD be debated.

Mark Steele claims 5G kills babies and causes cancer, and believes it’s secretly being used in Gateshead.

The council denies this and applied for an injunction to limit what the 57-year-old could even post online about 5G.

But Recorder Nolan QC said he refused to ‘gag’ him, adding: “The public have a right to know.”

Outside the court, protesters – some dressed like World War One soldiers – used microphones to air their 5G concerns.

Inside the court, a packed gallery – including a small child – heard claims Steele had harassed an array of council staff and councillors.

It heard Steele accused one worker of “crimes against humanity” for their involvement with the lights.

One was branded a “murdering c***” while another, repairing a streetlight, was called a “baby killer”, the court was told.

“I said do you know [the lights] are capable of killing babies,” Steele recalled in his evidence on Thursday.

He claims that worker, like several of the alleged harassment victims, “laughed” at him.

And speaking after the Newcastle County Court hearing, Steele said he’s aware he’s been ridiculed at times for his beliefs.

These, the court heard, include claims 5G is linked to birds and bees dying across Gateshead.

“I don’t blame anyone for laughing,” he told ChronicleLive.

“I’m an expert in this particular field and I find it unbelievable and I don’t expect anyone not find it nonsensical.

“But this is happening.”

But now Steele has offered an olive branch to Gateshead Council, urging bosses to sit down and discuss the issue with him.

The council has strenuously denied secretly using 5G – most notably in an infamous viral Facebook post.

And despite not being ‘gagged’, the judge did impose three conditions on Steele as part of a watered down two-year injunction.

During the hearing, Steel had denied the council’s claim his behaviour had gone over the top.

Outside, he said he had “acted proportionally”.

“The children in my locality are bleeding from the nose – they are suffering from this technology,” claimed the Percy Gardens inventor.

In court, he claimed a series of boffins – including some at the prestigious Harvard University – now support his 5G fears.

Gateshead Council previously dismissed them as “entirely false”.

The conditions prohibit him from breaking harassment laws and limit who he can film.

The interim order imposed in July was much tougher – restricting what he could post on Facebook.

Imposing the new order, Recorder Nolan warned him: “I’m not going to give you a gagging order – I’m just going to ask you to behave yourself.”

“We don’t know how these conspiracy stories start, but we are happy to report that this is exactly what these are,” they wrote in a Facebook statement in April.

“These tales are completely untrue and you should ignore them.

“Please be assured that there is no scientific basis or credible evidence for any of these scare stories about street lights causing cancer and other illnesses.”

Science or not, Recorder Nolan said Steele had put a “tremendous amount of research” into the 5G debate and that his voice should be allowed to be heard.

“It is an area which I can accept there is an area of public concern,” he added.

“And the public have a right to know – this is a free country.”

 

SEE SOURCE FOR VIDEO & PHOTOS

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/mark-steele-5g-gateshead-council-15269240

Shutting down the vaccine dialogue – Google, Amazon, Facebook

Published on Mar 17, 2019

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DoC’s been paying $4K per month of your tax dollars for spying on environmentalists

So, last weekend came the revelation that DoC hired a firm to spy on certain environmentalists like the Marlborough deerstalkers, Stop Poisoning Coromandel Peninsula, Brook Valley Community group, the Stop 1080 Now Facebook group and the Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch. See the article:

DOC’s chats with Thompson & Clark reveal anti-1080 surveillance

Note the ‘anti’ word? It’s all about repackaging us. They want you to believe we are extremists, terrorists even & they promulgate this by their clever use of terminology. No mention of the more accurate title: ‘environmentalists’. All we want is a clean environment, clean water particularly & an assurance that our health is not being compromised. Not a priority for corporates of course and we are flies in the ointment of ‘progress’ in the form of corporate profiteering interests Predator Free 2050.

If nothing else this all illustrates the surveillance that is going on and the capability of FB & social media generally. We surely all know by now the internet is a handy information gathering tool. We’re in the public arena. The ridiculous thing is, EnvirowatchRangitikei’s information is all public (as are many of the FB pages & sites they’ve trolled for info) nothing secret squirrel about it. Could have accessed it for free. Still, they have the mission of pursuing  those dubious and murky claims of threatened violence. Please do read the following on that one:

SOME TRUTH ON THE ALLEGED THREATS TO DOC STAFF: AN OIA REQUEST TO POLICE REVEALS 9 IN THE LAST 31 MONTHS, DOC SAYS 93 LAST MONTH

Do you see mainstream media calling them out on those facts? Of course not & you won’t be any time soon.

Below is the video from the RadioNZ article, which also contains the pdf file with all the conversations had by the security firm… if you can be bothered trawling through it. These are the depths to which a country once considered Godzone has fallen in the post Roger Douglas frenzy for profits.

 

People must now seek permission to film Horowhenua DC’s PUBLIC meetings – what’s to hide?

You can watch the discussion around this here at the publicly streamed HDC meeting. It will be up for some months but not forever (See other links in the POST SCRIPT at the end of the article). From hereon in anyway, if you wish to film HDC’s public meeting you must seek permission first. It’s about protecting staff, same as the rationale for vetting staff emails. Staff safety. Unless your name is Cr Ross Campbell that is.

Since Mayor Feyen was elected we’ve had live streaming of Council meetings, initially to FB also however with what appears to be a growing trend in censorship & control at the Horowhenua LG level (the intercepted emails, the stonewalling of the people’s mayor, the refusal to open the books, the shut down of a local land owner’s water supply … I could go on) the FB streaming’s been stopped. You can listen to the discussion around that at the HDC website. (Good luck on finding it, it was the meeting prior to 10/10). The available stream at HDC’s site appears to be edited by the simple fact it switches view periodically & frequently what is being said cannot be heard or cuts off midstream.

A local person who spoke in the public speaking time, outlined that he has been filming meetings for 8-9 years with never a problem. Independent filming meant there was always an independent & true record of the proceedings available should any other system fail.

Apparently at the tea break of the said meeting on 10/10/18, he requested permission to film and was denied. No time wasted in putting the said tweaks to operations into action.

This all also takes place around the event of the aforementioned Cr Campbell fearing for his safety & announcing at the last meeting that he had sought Police advice & from thereon in would be carrying a pen size camera to use if any threatening behaviour should recur. That of course went down like a lead balloon. Going by the responses, few were bothered for his safety, rather he was ridiculed for his precautionary measures. If you take time to listen to the meeting you will hear the many comments around that (hopefully).

In case you didn’t know Cr Campbell was assaulted in 2004 so he has every right to be taking precautionary measures. You can read about that event here. (At the link be sure to read the related articles as another assault allegedly relating to Council issues occurred in 2016).

Likewise, former Cr and Mayoral candidate Mrs Anne Hunt who also spoke on 10/10/18, told of how she had received death threats as a Mayoral candidate. You should hear that on the stream (hopefully). She spoke similarly the day Cr Campbell was unseated which media completely ignored. These threats are clearly not something to be ridiculed. And yet your elected councilors (well some of them anyway) seem little bothered about them.

So people, if you want to hear the public meetings & see for yourself the bad schoolboy-like behaviour of some of the councilors, you’ll need to be there in person. Streaming will continue but I personally wouldn’t be too reliant on its being the full uncut version you’ll see somehow. In my opinion anyway.

Finally, it’s not that easy to find & access the public stream on HDC’s website. It’s what folk have been complaining about since it left FB. I’ve just looked & can’t find it so had to return to the link placed on HDC’s FB page. Too bad if you’re not on FB. You could phone HDC for directions.

POST SCRIPT:

Mayor Feyen has just posted this link for the streaming, keep the link for future reference: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/7dRfxBRYt8m

Here also is a link for Part 2 of the HDC Council meeting involving restrictions on filming these public meetings.  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/117579383

A retired NZ Medical Doctor who recommended before & after 1080 medical testing to the public has been threatened with prosecution by the Ministry of Health

So … the people entrusted with the oversight of your health, are not keen about you being proactive yourselves about possible 1080 poisoning? Remember how they missed the required time frame for testing the poisoned Putaruru family? When Doctors were saying it was likely 1080? Go figure. Big thanks to Dr Baycroft for sharing his medical expertise with us, and to Carol Sawyer for drawing our attention to this.

From Carol Sawyer

Dr. Charlie Baycroft, retired medical practitioner, comments today:

“Interesting that I just received a letter from the Ministry of Health threatening to prosecute and fine me $10,000 for having an opinion without a current practising certificate. I have asked for their agreement to show this threatening letter to the media. Seems like the Ministry supports poisoning more than health. My reply was not very polite. This country is being run by fools. It is time for the people to demand their freedom back.”

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I posted the attached newspaper advertisement ( which is presumably the opinion the Ministry of Health is referring to ) on Facebook on April 8, with this comment :

“VERY IMPORTANT ADVERTISEMENT IN ‘THE NEWS” ( WESTPORT ), 6 April, 2018 – 1080 DROP “BEFORE AND AFTER” MEDICAL TESTS.

It is good to know what tests to ask our doctors for before a 1080 poison drop…. at last !

Then, after the poison drop, and exposure to it, get yourself tested really quickly.. that is very important as you can see stated here.

Make sure you have a urine sample kit at home, would be my suggestion.

Even if you just think dust may have drifted over you, or your home… get yourself to the doctor’s and don’t leave until you have the tests !!!”

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Now Facebook claims a ‘software bug’ caused it to accidentally keep copies of all your deleted videos … yeah right

Facebook users can now find out what kind of information Facebook stores about them. You can download an archive of your Facebook records, including personal messages, call records, IP addresses, ad clicks, interests, pictures, login times, connections and more. This is the information that Facebook stores that they allow you to download and see.

Facebook has also been exposed for keeping copies of users’ deleted videos. The old deleted videos were detected by users who had downloaded an archive of their Facebook account. Facebook now claims that a software “bug” caused these videos to appear in the archive, even though the deleted videos could easily be used by Facebook, which is in the business of using large swaths of personal data to their advantage.

Facebook says the deleted footage was never shared publicly, but the footage could be used in a variety of other ways behind the scenes. Facebook has promised to delete the videos now that users are taking notice of them in their archive and speaking out.

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04/05/2018 / Lance D Johnson

Check out Mike Adams’ new sites Facebookcollapse and YouTubeCensorship

Two interesting sites here to keep you informed of the current censorship and surveillance carry ons with these two sites. MeWe is an alternative to FB. I note folk are joining up, now fed up with FB. I’m finding it disturbing all the info that is now being uncovered regarding these two.

A sampling of articles there:

 

 

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http://facebookcollapse.com/ and http://youtubecensorship.com

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

From theGuardian.com

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific. 

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If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how our current cultural anxieties – climate catastrophe, decline of transatlantic political orders, resurgent nuclear terror – manifest themselves in apocalyptic visions, you’re interested in the place occupied by this distant archipelago of apparent peace and stability against the roiling unease of the day.

If you’re interested in the end of the world, you would have been interested, soon after Donald Trump’s election as US president, to read a New York Times headline stating that Peter Thiel, the billionaire venture capitalist who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, considered New Zealand to be “the Future”. Because if you are in any serious way concerned about the future, you’re also concerned about Thiel, a canary in capitalism’s coal mine who also happens to have profited lavishly from his stake in the mining concern itself.

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https://www.theguardian.com/news

Photo: Lake Wanaka, NZ – Pixabay

My site was hacked & a post about the Green Party’s 1080 stance deleted!

Two days ago I had an as yet unpublished post featuring communications with and about the Green Party’s stance on 1080, hacked into and deleted.

I find this particularly disturbing and believe it illustrates the reach now of surveillance note particularly  ‘Five Eyes.

How this came about was curious in that it involved Facebook initially. The information contained in the item was in fact was posted on Facebook by a fellow blogger and consisted simply of a record of communications between another blogger and the Green Party about their stance on the use of 1080 poison in NZ. That original information with names, is posted below.

The information was taken down by Facebook actually, with no explanation given as would normally be the case. It contains no offensive remarks (as can be seen) and did not appear to violate any of the rules. A discussion ensued where I asked to be given a copy of the information so I could post it to this site. I duly copied it and dated it to be published on Saturday 4th November 2017 (next day).

When I returned that day to finish off editing the post, my own comments remained but the communications between the Green Party and the blogger had vanished completely. On there was an information video by DoC NZ about 1080, a link for which was in the Greens communication. I deleted the video thinking it must be an error of sorts, and then replaced the information that had been deleted, thinking I must not have properly saved the original post.

Whilst I was doing so, in between saving it and previewing it (whereby a copy of how it will look once published appears) the information DISAPPEARED AGAIN and the video REAPPEARED.

Now to cover bases, my site is a free WordPress site. I had availed myself of their two step authentication process which means aside from the usual login password to WordPress, I was also sent a text message each login with a one time new SECOND password. So the hacker (presuming this was the work of a hacker & perhaps a more savvy internet user may be able to shed more light on this) had gotten past the two steps, and supposedly had access to my text message.

I’m left wondering why of course, this person was keen to delete the Greens’ communications. And curious about the progression from Facebook to WordPress. WordPress, having taken a while to respond to my query on this, eventually advised me to change my password. No other explanation. I’m awaiting further information.

Here is the original post to Facebook, posted by Carol Sawyer, citing communications by Michelle Read:

 

THE GREENS ON 1080 POISON

Michelle Read wrote to the Greens, a comprehensive, lucid letter, complete with scientific tables and facts, with this accompanying note:

30 October, 2017

Dear James Shaw,

Thank you for replying to my email of 14th September via Geraldine Molloy and Stephen Lungley. It was good to hear the different views put forward by your party. Congratulations on the outcome of the election.

Please find some more helpful information which I hope you decide to appropriately distribute to those in your party who will make important decisions for our environment.

It is vital we reduce our pesticides use in line with the ‘developed world’ instead of escalating them on the basis of an ideology. We cannot afford to keep pretending that poisons are an answer to a problem that may not even exist in the way it has been presented to the public. Please do take a moment to read this.

Whilst the other OECD nations are reducing pesticide use, New Zealand alone is bucking the trend and escalating the use of these chemical poisons. The compound known as 1080 is such an example of extraordinarily high use of a deadly poison… some would say it is overkill.

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Here is the reply she received ( I have even been nice enough to correct the spelling in the credits Geoffrey Woodhouse has at the bottom of his letter. He had “Assiocate Minister for Environment” ) :

2 November, 2017

“On behalf of Hon Eugenie Sage, Minister of Conservation, thank you for your message of 30 October regarding the use of 1080 in pest control operations.

There is a lot of good information provided on the Department of Conservation website that can answer the concerns you raise. The following page covers most of the key points: http://www.doc.govt.nz/1080

Here’s a video from New Zealand’s Threatened Species Ambassador that explains why 1080 is an essential tool in protecting endemic species: https://www.facebook.com/DOCTSAmbassador/videos/380996898900459/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

I recommend that you read the recent report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on this issue; it is very approachable and provides an independent, scientific assessment of the points you have raised. I have attached the link here: http://www.pce.parliament.nz/…/evaluating-the-use-of-1080.p…

Sincerely,

Geoff Woodhouse | Private Secretary (Conservation)

Office of Hon Eugenie Sage

Minister of Conservation, Minister for LINZ, Associate Minister for Environment

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And here is Michelle’s response to that :

That is a very disappointing response and does not address my complaint.

The current failed aerial poisoning programme has existed for 64 years. It doesn’t work. There are no credible DoC reports or data to show net benefit to any species in the New Zealand forests, apart from rats and mice that is.

Please read the following:

A recent review highlighting several reasons for concern regarding the New Zealand Government’s policy of widespread aerial poisoning with sodium monofluoroacetate (1080), was sent to several Government ministers and staff (in August 2016). A letter in reply, in support of the ongoing use of 1080, was received from the Department of Conservation (DoC). The letter claims that there is foundational evidence aerial 1080 poisoning is ‘safe’, will retain its efficacy against rats throughout repeated applications, has desirable biodiversity outcomes, and that there are no current alternatives to its continued use. These claims are refuted based on documented evidence. Further, examination of documents concerning the management of two species, kea (Nestor notabilis) and mohua (Mohoua ochrocephala), reveals no scientific, ecological basis supporting pest control by DoC. There is an urgent need to review conservation management in New Zealand.

Response to the Department of Conservation’s reply to “Aerial 1080 poisoning in New Zealand: reasons for concern” (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/…/313881837_Response_to_the_De… [accessed Nov 02 2017].

SOURCE

 

Top multinationals pay almost no tax in New Zealand

How the corporations get away with murder. They know all the loop holes, they have well paid lawyers, they do pretty much what they like and who has the power or the funds to argue with them?  Time and again the cause is dropped because it’s ‘not cost effective’ to argue with them in court. Their bank accounts appear bottomless, not surprising given the  profits they accrue. These entities are nearing tyrannical proportions.

And here we have them scamming us by avoiding tax. On top of that our top echelons pay peanuts for tax, John Key for instance, pays a mere 2.8% tax whilst the real workers pay 28%! How is this fair? It’s not.

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Next time you hear folks bashing beneficiaries for their hand outs and blaming them for our debt, point them here to these stats. What we didn’t learn in economics lectures is that a poor class is essential to capitalism – they supply a cheap labour force and the benefit system is a safety net that keeps it all in place, giving it all a human face. There are some of us still alive who remember the days of full employment when we all had jobs and as a consequence warm homes and food enough for our families. Unemployment began when previous governments borrowed us down the river and into long term unrepayable debt. The poor of course are conveniently blamed for this and told to tighten their belts, while little of that is going on in the upper ranks. Hence the aforementioned pathetically small income tax these leaches pay on their immorally large salaries. Or should we say – ‘hand-outs’?  Unless you call ‘working’ for the Stock Exchange work.

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A picture is worth a thousand words

 

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 Top multinationals pay almost no tax in New Zealand

Matt Nippert – NZ Herald
A major Herald investigation has found the 20 multinational companies most aggressive in shifting profits out of New Zealand overall paid virtually no income tax, despite recording nearly $10 billion in annual sales to Kiwi consumers.

The analysis of financial information of more than 100 multinational corporations and their New Zealand subsidiaries showed that, had the New Zealand branches of these 20 firms reported profits at the same healthy rate as their parents, their combined income tax bill would have been nearly $490 million.

The companies in question, including Facebook, Google, Pfizer and Pernod Ricard, said they followed New Zealand laws and differences in profitability between its New Zealand operations and elsewhere were the results of different business models.

United Future leader Peter Dunne, who was Minister of Revenue from 2005 to 2013, said that experience meant he was not altogether surprised by the disclosures in the Herald.

Determining what share of income large companies should be taxed for, in what country was “becoming more and more impossible”, he said. Finding a way forward was a matter of urgency.

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11607336


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U.S. Corporations That Pay No Taxes

SOURCE: “Every working American is required to pay income taxes, but American companies get away with paying zero

This year, the IRS collected roughly $1.4 trillion from U.S. taxpayers on April 15. Even individuals exempt from the federal income tax are subject to payroll taxes – and even the 14% exempt from both still must pay a sales tax.

S&P 500 Corporations That Don’t Pay Income Taxes

Company Symbol Net income 2014
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Nasdaq: GT $2.45 billion
TE Connectivity Ltd. NYSE: TEL $1.9 billion
Eaton Corp. plc NYSE: ETN $1.79 billion
Tyco Int’l PLC NYSE: TYC $1.73 billion
Masco Corp. NYSE: MAS $856 million
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. NYSE: RCL $764.1 million
Wynn Resorts Limited Nasdaq: WYNN $731.6 million
Darden Restaurants Inc. NYSE: DRI $666.6 million
Level 3 Communications Inc. NYSE: LVLT $314 million
FirstEnergy Corp. NYSE: FE $299 million
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. NYSE: COG $104.5 million

*Sources: S&P Capital IQ, USA TODAY

**Uses data from calendar year 2014.

Fortune 500 Corporations That Don’t Pay Income Taxes

Company Symbol Net income 2014
CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) $1.8 billion
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE: IPG) $365 million
Mattel Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) $268 million
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) $106 million
PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) $1.84 billion
PEPCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM) $406 million
Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) $73 million
Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE: PRU) $3.49 billion
QUALCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) $3.21 billion
Ryder System Inc. (NYSE: R) $270 million
Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) $4.3 billion
Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY) $960 million
Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) $629 million

*Sources: Corporate 10-K Annual Reports, TheAntiMedia.org

 

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