1.Trudeau makes sure he remains the front runner for the global sanctimony contest. We all know by now he is not a hypocrite. He is using a very well established toolbox of rhetorical weapons. He makes sure he Looks like he cares about freedom of speech and democracy in order to better dismantle it at home. He doesn’t have to worry about Iran. They already have no freedoms there.
Canada strongly supports people who are expressing themselves and protesting peacefully in Iran. We are calling on the Iranian regime to end its repression of freedom of expression – and to end the ongoing harassment of, and discrimination against, women.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 22, 2022
2. Thierry Baudet, MP in The Netherlands, is by far one of the most based politicians on Earth. Revel in this one. He calls it like it is. A few more like that and people might realize that they actually have a chance if they fight back.
The alarm has been sounded about COVID-19’s hidden impact as new data shows that the highest number of people have died in the March quarter of 2022 than in any of the past 41 years.
Australian Bureau of Statistics population data published on Wednesday shows an 18 per cent increase in deaths in the quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, rising from 36,100 to 46,200 deaths.
It is the first time that more than 40,000 deaths were recorded over four consecutive quarters.
South-western Sydney Labor MP Dr Mike Freelander, Chair of the Senate inquiry into long COVID, said he was “very concerned” about higher-than-normal deaths in the pandemic and that more research was needed to ascertain why.
4. An interesting and worthy observation about the MSM and reporting on Ukraine
(This was probably China, and probably a reaction to the Oz govt. demanding that a stunning amount of information about users be online. We think this was a data theft of the kind China is well known for.)
Australia Telecom Hack: Optus chief executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin said a “sophisticated” actor was behind a cyberattack, which gained access to information about up to 9.8 million users.
Sensitive information about almost 10 million Australian telecoms subscribers may have been compromised by a massive hack of the country’s second-largest provider, the firm revealed Friday.
Optus chief executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin said a “sophisticated” actor was behind a cyberattack, which gained access to information about up to 9.8 million users.
The data accessed included customers’ names, dates of birth, phone numbers and email addresses, as well as some driver’s licence and passport numbers.
No passwords or bank details were taken, according to the Singapore-owned firm.
It is not yet clear whether the attack came from a state-based or criminal organisation, but Bayer Rosmarin said no ransom demand had been made.
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