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Australia launches its COVID-19 tracking application amid some concerns over privacy and security of the application. The data will be stored on Amazon servers, the source code has not been released and no peer review of the code. On day 1 there were scam text messages related to the app. The government hopes that 40% of the population will install the app on their smart phones to make it effective. People are already concerned about the creeping intrusion into their lives this causes. We have given up data security for dumber reasons before, Victoria has all its drivers license data stored in China for no apparent reason.
So in these tumultuous times make sure you are tracking your peasants lest they become unruly and seek to topple their masters.
Already over 1 million Australians have downloaded this application. The application claims to track people you have been in close proximity with for more than 15 minutes. Surely these days you would know who you have been in contact with like that in this age of physical distancing. You’ll notice the meme of ‘social distancing’ as a further attempt to atomize people.
So the application is somewhat pointless and is just another over reach into your privacy for no good reason. If the COVIDSAFE application does have any real purpose, it certainly isn’t being disclosed to you.
A researcher, Mathew Robbins has examined the app as discovered it does ask for permission to access GPS location. So yes, it intends to be a tracking app in future releases at the very least. He also notes Australia’s invasive metadata laws and Facebook’s creepiness.
FEMA is a phrase that is well known to the ‘tinfoil’ community. But what is it? FEMA is an American term for Federal Emergency Management Authority, a government agency that manages emergencies and has an extensive array of heavily fenced sites (camps) across the US, most having buildings and large piles of plastic coffin shaped boxes. Presumably these coffins are available should a large number of corpses (from some tragedy) need to be buried or moved in a great hurry. Of course a government apparatus such as this is ample fuel for speculation. Some theories state these sites are made into prison camps in times of unrest, or possibly death camps. The concept of your own state potentially having a covert network of prison camps is chilling. Except that we already do in Australia (it’s called off shore processing of asylum seekers).
It’s worth pointing out Australia gets more than its fair share of Asylum seekers, and many are not legitimate asylum seekers, they avoided poor but safe countries on the way to get here.
But back to the FEMA story, the terrifying part about the FEMA camp mythology is the idea of what the camp represents. A place where you lose your rights and freedoms and the timeline to an end of your deprivation is uncertain. Before you know it unreasonable thugs in uniforms (prison guards) start punishing you for trivial infractions of arbitrary rules there were just invented last month. These rules that aren’t really legal, as they never passed a vote in government just rubber stamped by a bureaucrat.
Oh hold on, while you were fantasizing about a FEMA camp, one was constructed around you and maybe you didn’t notice. Just because Nanna Smith still lives on the corner does not mean all things are well and good. We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto. Nanna Smith is terrified to come outside for fear of catching contagious lethal respiratory disease. Others are afraid to come outside for fear of being fined or harassed for standing too close to someone else or not having a good enough reason to be outside.
You’re soaking in it. A dishwashing liquid is a good measure to destroy viruses on surfaces, just don’t drink it OK.
The Corona Virus, (COVID -19), SARS COV 2, was the perfect pretext to bring in all these draconian measures.
What are you doing outside your cell home, prisoner citizen?
One wonders if the Ruby princess cruise liner was allowed to disembark in Sydney (despite concerns for the ship’s crew) was simply to increase the numbers of infected and dead to justify and continue the restrictions.
To date (7 April 2020) in this crisis, Australia has had about 5895 infected and 41 dead. This is less than a typical ‘flu season, and the types of people dying are largely the same targets, the over 70’s. So rather than shut down the entire country, maybe we should just quarantine the old, step up disinfection protocols wear masks and try to continue as normal. Before you say this is impossible, Taiwan has done this and they are extremely close to China geographically, and it’s working for them. Taiwan has had 373 Infections and 5 deaths.
The other factor about the corona virus is that it is accelerating deaths of people already at deaths door and therefore ‘getting the credit’ rather than the deceased underlying condition. Imagine if someone was dying of cancer and then Corona virus came along and killed that person in their already frail state, is corona virus the true cause of death? Because it would be easy to claim that, and it can greatly inflate the figures, and its rather misleading.
Of course while this corona virus pandemic is unfolding, financial markets have imploded. There has been little talk of the serious economic problems; the lime light has been taken by the corona virus.
Was corona virus the bump in the road which destabilized the financial system?
Was the financial system so unstable anything would have collapsed it?
Either way the corona virus has been the perfect distraction from the attention the financial system and the perfect set of restrictions to stop people gathering and protesting about how many lives are going to be deeply affected by the financial system collapse.
In Australia most superannuation fund are heavily invested in real estate either directly or indirectly.
Real-estate values will be hit severely hard by this twin crisis
Superannuation funds will be gone and governments will be heavily in debt to afford to pay welfare of different form to keep the workforce alive until people can generally return to work.
The cold comfort in this twin crisis will be the fact corona will be targeting boomers, so less will need their retirement money. Possibly as many as one in five boomers will be killed by this virus, imagine what that will do to real estate prices as so many houses suddenly go onto the market.
But if the curve does not flatten the general death rate raise from 3% to 9% for adults under 65, and if you’re over 65 I suggest you get very comfortable in your home alone, especially if the hospitals get overwhelmed.
There are so many other issues yet to be touched on:
Massive spike in unemployment
rent and mortgage payment problems
the weird loop holes in the restrictions:
Supermarket crowds, yes, well spaced non-contact recreation, no.
Normal wedding: only 5 people, Muslim wedding: 30 people.
Should we wear masks or not?
What really is an essential service?
Travel out of you town or city for permanent relocation or to a weekender, OK or not?
Visa issues for immigrants
Australian’s stuck overseas behind closed borders
Centerlink for who and when?
Who deserves a bail out?
Should essential businesses be nationalised (or surrender partial/full shareholding) as part of bail outs.
The border shut downs
The only state border open currently is the NSW/VIC border, let that sink in. The NSW/VIC border is heavily burned from the 2019/2020 summer bushfires so it’s much less populated now anyway.
Daigou (shop raiders/hoarders/ smugglers): What do we do with them? Assets strip? Imprison? Deport? Terminate residency? Terminate citizenship (many have lied about their occupation to gain citizenship)? Terminate? Send them to Mexico?
Factories and prodcution
Is it time to bring our factories back? If so which ones and should we build different ones? Should we look towards fully automated factories with low numbers of highly skilled staff, rather than the 19 century style 3rd world sweatshops only competitive due to low labour costs?
Should we consider the misinformation and blatant lies form China about this virus to be considered an act of war? If China was open an honest about this virus from the start it probably could have been contained in China and possibly just to Wuhan. Should we demand reparation from China for the damage to the economy they have caused? Does it make a difference whether this virus was either:
a) naturally occurring
b) a product of the wet market
c) a bio-weapon accidentally released
d) a bio-weapon deliberately released
considering the cover up China did after it started spreading and the confusion created in other countries in dealing with it? How many people died as a result of China’s lies? Is the CCP (Chinese communist party) guilty of murdering foreign citizens?
This article is much longer than usual but now you have the luxury of time to think about all of this.
There are more than 700 other articles here spanning the last 8 years, so feel free to look around.
I was going to tell you all about opportunistic landlords getting mortgage rate reductions, and at the same time putting up the rent. I was going to tell you about Chinese investment firms driving up the price of housing in Australia to make more profits and make it easier to launder money. I was going to tell you that the courts are closed and a cough is the modern day weapon of mass destruction.
But I told you none of that.
I think Occupy proved it was not possible to live in tents in a park and not be mercilessly harassed by the government and corporate servants. So the tent is probably not an option for you.
But you knew that.
I just showed you a picture and you figured out the rest by yourselves.
You know that 1 million people were fired this week and that only half of this number is 3% of the Australian population.
You also knew this:
The USA gained independence by fighting and defeating the world super power with just 3% of it own population deciding to fight.
You are also aware that every other country in the world is busy fighting it’s own battle with SARS-Corona 2 aka COVID -19, and there are no reinforcements coming from anywhere.
Lets face it, if you can’t just select a moment at random and go to a supermarket and buy toilet paper, the government has failed.
What we always feared , what we always warned you about, has now occurred: A second even worse version of 2008, possibly even worse than 1929. Never has being proven right felt so hollow.
We now have a global pandemic of a Corona virus (Covid 19), quarantines, hoarding, profiteering from panic buying, a breakdown of China (the worlds factory). For Australia this is following severe drought, Bush fires, dust storms, golf ball sized hail, and floods.
Last week we saw panic buying of toilet paper to the point of empty shelves, fights in supermarkets over toilet paper. Why the shortage of toilet paper? Because China has stopped making enough toilet paper and is now using ‘Daigu’ to import it from other countries such as Australia, creating local shortages from bulk buying at supermarkets.
That is your entree to the main meal, ‘Lord of the flies’.
I now have to figure out how to incorporate a piece of sheep spine and a few shiny cultic trinkets into a workable boar speak. Gotta keep up with the Jones’s you know!
Due to inflation the base unit will replace the old $10 note, because of the cash bans if you spend more than 1000 of the new MilliCrime notes ($10,000 in the old AUD), you will have committed a crime and be sent to prison for 2 years.
We stole this artwork form the Chaser because we were going to pay, but cash is now illegal so it was too hard to complain with impossible laws so we resorted to crimes we were more familiar with. Sorry about that guys.
Firstly our sympathies to those who have lost friends and family to the fires, and to those who have lost homes,cars, farms, livestock and pets.
So let’s look at what lead up to this bushfire season.
The fuel loads
This problem has been building up since the 1970’s. People have been prevented from taking dead wood from forests to use in wood heaters to heat their homes. This has led to fire services needing to undertake more fuel reduction burns than would otherwise be needed.
Suggested policy change: allow people to take dead wood from forests.
This has the effect of reducing fuel load especially in areas close to access roads where fire trucks need access. This also takes pressure of power stations to produce electric heating and reduces the demand for heating gas. The best part is allowing people to take wood from forests is that there is no cost to the tax payer.
Excessive paper work to accomplish planned burns
Legislation increased the number of people required to conduct planned burns making them more expensive to do and reduced the number of burns that could be accomplished.
Suggested policy change, remove paper work and let fire fighters do reduction burns.
The fuel reduction burn season limited.
Due to the winter being too damp, fuel reduction burns were limited. Bad luck. There are complex real weather patterns that drive this. I’m sure the global warming idiots have never heard of the southern oscillation index or the Indian ocean dipole, but they are real weather patterns that do influence the weather in Australia.
Protests against back burning and fuel reduction burns
Some planned burns were blocked by activists who thought they knew better. Well looks like you were wrong. Do you feel good your crusade actually killed people for the false god of climate change? What’s better is now that there are fewer forests, there will be less rain actually making the country drier for future bush fire seasons.
About 80% of bushfires are made by people, of that 80% half are accidents, half are deliberate arson. In 2016 Victoria had a crack down on bush fire arson, this led to a 50% reduction in bushfires in Victoria. This what you would expect if 40% of all bushfire are caused by arsonists. Arsonists are often repeat offenders. New South Wales did not have the same crack down, hence many more bushfires in NSW.
Only 13 % if fires are attributed to dry lightning or unknown causes.
By allowing water to be traded as a commodity and unconstitutional restrictions on farmers using water, more of Australia’s land has been dry and ripe for burning. More areas where a spark can land of tinder dry grass rather than being extinguished in lush foliage. The dry conditions have made dry lightning worse both in terms of its like hood of occurring and its chance of starting a fire.
Suggested policy change: Ban all water trading and return the water to its rightful owners the Australian people, not corporations. End the Murry-Darling water management scheme, its failed.
Despite these obvious facts, more morons take to the streets to complain about global warming. These are in fact the very same useful idiots who created many of the conditions that increased the risk and severity of the current bushfires. It’s really ironic they call themselves extinction rebellion; I wonder how many animal and plants have now become extinct due to their actions.
Iran pre 1979 was a very different place, at the time it was more like Greece than a middle eastern country. But once socialists and islamists take over, a place quickly descends into a regressive and tyrannical environment. This video artistically depicts the disappearance of modern freedoms and art from Iran.