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offsite link News Round-Up Fri Sep 24, 2021 00:18 | Michael Curzon
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link The Government?s Gamesmanship and Outright Cheating on Covid and Vaccines Diminishes Us All Thu Sep 23, 2021 21:55 | Will Jones
When it comes to providing the public with full, clear, honest information about Covid and the vaccines, the Government has been caught repeatedly putting spin and narrative ahead of transparency and truth.
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offsite link We?re Hiring! Thu Sep 23, 2021 18:45 | Toby Young
Michael Curzon is giving up his day job on the Daily Sceptic, having been poached by a national newspaper. He'll continue to contribute, but we'll need to replace him. Click on the link for more info.
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offsite link Covid Unlikely to Mutate into a Deadly Variant, Says Lead Scientist Behind AstraZeneca Vaccine Thu Sep 23, 2021 17:39 | Michael Curzon
Covid is unlikely to mutate into a much deadlier variant because there "aren?t many places for the virus to go", says the lead scientist behind the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
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offsite link Record Numbers of Children Seeking Access to Mental Health Services Thu Sep 23, 2021 14:56 | Michael Curzon
Record numbers of children and young people are seeking access to mental health services, according to analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and an "unprecedented" number of children are waiting for care.
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offsite link Joe Biden might call off war against North Korea Fri Sep 24, 2021 20:36 | en

offsite link General boycott of Covid-19 Global Summit Fri Sep 24, 2021 20:11 | en

offsite link Ahmad Massoud has fled Afghanistan Fri Sep 24, 2021 08:00 | en

offsite link Another stab at the "two-state solution" Fri Sep 24, 2021 07:46 | en

offsite link Secret meeting of US and Russian chiefs of staff Fri Sep 24, 2021 06:54 | en

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Israel Scraps Vaccine Pass Proving It Was a Pointless, Wasteful and Oppressive Idea

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | other press author Monday June 14, 2021 20:35author by 1 of Indy Report this post to the editors

Not to mention idiotic

Good news for once...

Israel has scrapped its “green pass” system. The pass was scrapped as a formality that bowed down to the reality that the vaccine passport system had on the ground already been abolished by society, which in fact did not abide by it:

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Israel has scrapped its “green pass” system. The pass was scrapped as a formality that bowed down to the reality that the vaccine passport system had on the ground already been abolished by society, which in fact did not abide by it:

In particular, venues were effectively banned from admitting children, who aren’t eligible for vaccination — fine for bars, terrible for cinemas and ice cream parlours.

In reality, though, cafes were full of kids as the green pass was widely ignored. In the last three months, I was only asked to show my pass twice. A few times I was asked if I had one, but taken at my word without needing to show the ‘paperwork’. Most often, I wasn’t challenged at all. Enforcement of the green pass rules was close to non-existent; as long as coronavirus cases kept falling, nobody was very bothered.

So what does that mean?

If the vaccine passport system was not in fact adhered to, but an illness outbreak dissipated rapidly anyway, it means the scheme had always been unnecessary.

If the vaccine passport system was decreed by the state, but not in practice adhered to by the society, it by definition means the society found it oppressive. Forget about poll data. What people say and what people do are two different things. They are such because they are governed by two distinct parts of the brain. The speaking brain, and the acting brain. It is the job of the speaking brain to say whatever works best for inter-tribal politics, and it is the job of the much older acting brain to know better.

The Israelis in favor of the vaccine passport were absolutely free to only patronize those shops that diligently checked the passport. Had they done so their weight would have forced the majority of the shops to do so. Yet they did not do so. They may say what they want, but their actions prove that when it came to practicalities of life they found the danger of mixing with those without the pass tolerable enough and the state’s imposition not to, oppressive.

It also goes to show that without a constant stream of hysteria and fear totalitarianism faces a high hurdle indeed.

More at https://anti-empire.com/israel-scrapes-vaccine-pass-proving-it-was-a-pointless-wasteful-and-oppressive-idea/


See also Vaccine Passports Backfire — The Case of Israel shows That
https://anti-empire.com/vaccine-passports-backfire-the-case-of-israel-shows-that/

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