Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Australian police use sonic ‘torture weapons’ on vaccine protesters

It's long been admitted that the police do have and use LRADs and that they can be misused. So the time appears to have come when the police are misusing them. The shocking part is that the mainstream media seem to be largely ignoring it

SINISTER stories have emerged from the trucker convoy camp in Canberra. Nasty new devices seem now to be deployed against peaceful citizens. This is Australia in the 2020s.

Canberra is the insiders’ insider paradise. Woke on steroids does not begin to describe the place. A workers’ promised land. With fewer than half a million residents, it is run by a glorified local council. As the Australian Capital Territory’s Chief Minister, Andrew Barr, says in as many words, vaccinated to within an inch of its life. As I have noted elsewhere:

‘Australia’s two separate worlds were vividly on display on Saturday, 12 February. In Canberra, tens of thousands of protesters marched upon the national Parliament in the biggest display of controlled public anger at government since Vietnam. The numbers and the raw emotion involved make the pro-Gough rallies of 1975 look puny in comparison. People from all over the country rose up and marched on the capital. Across town, meanwhile, youngsters as young as five were being dressed up as superheroes as they were led off to be vaccinated against a minor illness that will not even touch most of them.’

Then came horrifying reports of the way the police had managed the crowd, the ‘weaponry’ they had deployed, of unexplained injuries at the convoy camp. Was something literally ‘cooking’ the protesters?

Your News reported: ‘Australian police have been deploying directed energy weapons (DEWs) against the peaceful Freedom Convoy protesters around the capital, according to reports.

‘Disturbing videos and photos circulating social media show Canberra protesters, including women and children, who appear to have been badly burned by directed microwave energy weapons, with blisters on their faces, arms, and torsos.

‘These particular DEWs reportedly used concentrated microwave radiation to inflict painful burns on the skin from far distances. ‘

The mainstream media has accepted that the Canberra cops were using sonic devices called long-range acoustic devices (LRADs) which the Australian Broadcasting Corporation tried to put a benign spin on. It said ‘sonic weapons’ were used by police in Canberra’s protests, but only to broadcast messages rather than do harm.

All ok, then.

Why the use of designer torture devices by the police? One hundred thousand and more protesters from all over Australia have presumably caused some serious political buttock-clenching. John Stapleton at A Sense of Place magazine called it ‘the day Australia changed’. Here we have the resistance to the resistance. Ottawa style. The concerted effort to portray protesters as liars as well as everything else of which they are regularly accused is the Covid State.

The use of harmful devices is utterly consistent with the tactics used by the State across Australia and in other Dominions to quell peaceful protests. And consistent with the overarching strategy of doing harm to citizens, and with the lies, spin, propaganda and misinformation.

The ACT’s Chief Minister doesn’t like protesters much. On Wednesday morning, Andrew Barr told ABC’s Radio National the protesters’ behaviour had been ‘over the top’ and they were ‘effectively stalking Canberrans, harassing business owners and residents, and aggressively flouting the law’.

Mr Barr said the protesters ‘couldn’t have a less receptive audience anywhere in the world’ with Canberra – if not the most vaccinated city on the planet – among the most vaccinated cities.

‘It is an eccentric and eclectic bunch, there’s no denying that,’ he said. ‘And it appears to have been infiltrated, or at least part of the protest movement has, by very extremist views.’

But some of its Canberra’s denizens are stirring. Craig Kelly MP has called for an inquiry into the claims about sonic weapons. Senator Malcolm Roberts of One Nation has asked questions in parliament. As has Liberal Party hero Alex Antic, detained by police at Adelaide Airport and placed forcibly in quarantine last year for entering his own state whileunvaccinated, when it was the norm that home isolation was all that was required.

A far more trustworthy news source than the mainstream media, the Canadian Rebel News reported both the sonic devices whose use in Canberra was admitted by police, but framed to appear innocent, and the deployment of other devices that caused a range of documented injuries and reactions.

The site said: ‘What started out at the beginning of the week as the “stuff of conspiracy theories” was eventually confirmed by police. Australian Capital Territory Policing admitted they did use a Long-Range Acoustic Device (also known as a LRAD) during the Canberra Convoy Freedom rallies outside Parliament House.

‘Reports are still coming in on various injuries at the protest – most relating to what looks like sunburn and heat stroke. There are also clear allergic reactions from what some speculate might be contact with chemicals.’

The LRAD is technically a sonic crowd control weapon. It has two settings and can project extremely loud sounds over long distances to cripple a crowd. This ‘alert setting’ on the device is particularly dangerous and has been known to cause permanent hearing damage, dizziness, disorientation and brain damage.

Ironically, as Rebel News points out, when the weapons arrived down under in 2016, the ABC was ‘concerned’: ‘They can break up protests with loud, piercing sound, but Long-Range Acoustic Devices can also cause permanent hearing damage. Australian law enforcement agencies are now investing in the technology, but sound and law experts say their potential use is extremely concerning.’

At the time Melbourne University expert James Parker told the ABC, ‘The secrecy of the state around the tools, the weapons that it has and is capable of using on its population is something to be really, really concerned about. It expands the nature of police/state/military authority in a certain kind of way. It makes sound itself part of the arsenal that police and military and state institutions use.’

Since then, the ABC has discovered deplorables and anti-vaxxers, those same folks routinely referred to by politicians, police commanders and journalists as ‘domestic terrorists’.

Whatever the murky tactics used by police, the message to we-the-people from the Canberra community was clear. One local rammed a protester’s vehicle with her car, then let loose with expletive-laden vitriol.

The Canberra Times editorial made its position clear, after a mere few days of extremely polite, heartfelt protest by the deplorables. ’You have made your point. Now go home’. The same Canberra Times accused Craig Kelly of ‘bringing a conspiracy [theory] into the House of Representatives’.

Taxpayer-funded Canberra seems not to have noticed that Australia has fallen apart, its citizens’ rights crushed. For two years. Lives have been ruined. The parking of the unvaccinated in the bad corner and the use of language to diminish their ‘grievances’ is a classic tactic of the Covid class. According to the police boss, the crowd had a ‘poor attitude’. Thought crime. Only three arrests, though.

As we know, names will never hurt us. It is the rather sophisticated and sinister sticks and stones of the politicised police that are doing the harm. Like the truckers in Ottawa, we have been used as punching bags. The legacy ‘journalists’ are useful idiots, with the Covid Kool-Aid dribbling down their chins.


Covid vaccines offer almost NO protection against infection for young children just weeks after their second dose, top Australian expert warns

An Australian Covid expert has warned new data shows the Pfizer vaccine offers very little protection against infection for young children.

New York Health Department researchers found the two-dose Pfizer shot was only 12 percent effective at preventing Omicron infection in children aged five to 11 after only a month.

Protection against catching the virus was about 67 per cent after the second jab, but dropped rapidly by 28 to 34 days.

Australian National University professor Peter Collignon discussed the results on his social media, noting the vaccine's ineffectiveness against the dominant strain.

'While protection against hospitalisation is still strong, the vaccine offered almost no protection against infection, even just a month after full vaccination,' he wrote.

ATAGI recommends everyone five or older get a Covid vaccine - with only Pfizer available for those under five, and both Moderna and Pfizer for six to 11.

New York researchers gathered data 852,384 children aged 12 to 17 and 365,502 aged five to 11 for the study.

The study, which is pre-print and pending peer-review, gathered data from the Omicron period of the pandemic, from December 2021 and January 2022.

Participants in the study were followed up with and compared to general figures from unvaccinated populations.

Pfizer's effectiveness at preventing infection dropped from 66 per cent to 51 per cent in older children when up against the Omicron variant - and in younger children dropped from 67 per cent to just 12 per cent.

The most dramatic difference in numbers was noted between 11 and 12-year-olds in the week leading up to January 30 where those aged 12 had 67 per cent protection and those aged 11 had just 11 per cent protection.

'The difference between the two age groups is striking,' Florian Krammer, an immunologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, said.

One major difference between the study groups is the dosage of the vaccine. Children aged 12 and older receive a 30 microgram shot, but only 10 micrograms for the five to 11 age group.

'This is super interesting because it would almost suggest that it's the dose that makes the difference. The question is how to fix that,' Dr Krammer said.

The findings have far reaching implications on the use of the vaccines, and whether parents will want to get their children jabbed.

Children do not suffer much of a risk from the virus, with hospitalizations and deaths being especially rare.

The main argument in favor of vaccinating them is to prevent them from spreading the virus, though these findings imply that the vaccine does little to prevent that.

The Omicron variant, though causing less severe symptoms, is far more contagious and more children were hospitalised during this wave than at any other point in the pandemic.

As well as illness directly from Covid, there is growing evidence of associated conditions that can appear weeks after infection.

A study from Italy showed a link to severe gastrointestinal illness in children 4-6 weeks after infection, while in the US more than 7,000 children have been diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a rare but serious condition.

While the Omicron wave has largely subsided, experts agree more Covid variants will appear.

Pfizer and BioNTech are testing a third vaccine dose in children aged 5 to 11 based on a third dose significantly improving immune system response in adults against Omicron.

Several labs around the world are also working on a pan-sarbecovirus vaccine - a single dose vaccine to protect against all future variants of Covid.


Huge legal costs eating up disability money

Bureaucracy gone mad. Bureaucrats will do anything to avoid making a decision. So they turn disputes over to the courts

Labor has fired an early election salvo on the National Disability Insurance Scheme by committing to investigate a “blowout” in legal fees spent by the government to defend cuts in NDIS participant’s plan costs.

Shadow NDIS minister Bill Shorten said a newly-elected Labor government would within its first 100 days commence an investigation into tens of millions of dollars in legal costs being racked up by the agency running the NDIS.

Mr Shorten said the National Disability Insurance Agency had brought in external lawyers, at inflated fees, to “stop NDIS participants accessing disability products and services.”

“The Morrison government’s legal spend is on an expensive upward trajectory,” he said. “In the seven months from July 1 2021, it spent an average of $28 million on external lawyers, just to fight appeals in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. In the previous 12 months the Government spent $21.5 million for its total legal expenses.”

Mr Shorten said there appeared to be a new strategy within the government to try and rein in NDIS costs, currently sitting at around $30 billion a year, through cutting individual plans, at great emotional cost to many participants.

“This is a form of ‘lawfare’ by the government against participants, and is causing suffering and stress,” he said. “These are not people who are used to having to appear in court, and the government seems to be engaged in a battle of attrition, often settling the matter at the door of the court.”

The NDIA said it had spent $19.1 million on external legal fees in the six months to December 31 out of a total legal spend of $21.5 million. In the previous financial year it spent a total of $20.8 million, it said.

“The legal spend reflects the increase in the number of NDIS participants, which flows onto the appeals process,” an NDIA spokeswoman said.

“The NDIA is continuing to make decisions in accordance with the NDIS Act, about reasonable and necessary supports. This is resulting in more planning-related AAT cases seeking to test and clarify the concept of ‘reasonable and necessary’,” she said.

The NDIS, which currently provides support for around 500,000 Australians living with permanent and significant disability or a developmental delay, is broadly supported by both sides of politics but is increasingly becoming a political battleground as the federal election looms.

The Coalition has warned the cost trajectory of the scheme, anticipated to increase to $60 billion annually by 2030, is not sustainable.

But Mr Shorten warned that the attempt to bring costs under control had become “adversarial” and is leading to poor outcomes for many already on the scheme with a plan.

He said many NDIS participants are being told their existing plan was being changed because it didn’t represent “value for money”.

“Cases at the AAT have gone up by 400 per cent,” Mr Shorten said. “It feels like the agency and the government have outsourced the running of the scheme to the courts.”

Mr Shorten and Queensland disability minister Craig Crawford also criticised the proposed appointment by federal NDIS minister Linda Reynolds of former Victorian Liberal premier Denis Napthine to the role of NDIS chair.


A landlord fed up with having units trashed and threats by drunk, drug-addled tenants has quit her rental properties, citing new laws leaving investors in the lurch

A landlord fed up with having units trashed and threats by drunk, drug-addled tenants has quit her rental properties citing new laws leaving landlords in the lurch.

Jackie Newton, who had units in Burleigh, Miami, Broadbeach and Townsville, said new state laws had left landlords with “little rights”, causing many owners to get out.

“Unless you have lived in the shoes of a landlord, then people don’t have much of any idea as to what really happens,” Ms Newton said, citing instances of dog poo left inside and vindictive tenants who were evicted putting superglue in locks.

“Both myself and so many people I know have all sold their rental properties, particularly since these new rental laws have been introduced by the current state government.

“Things have always been bad enough when it comes to getting a fair go for landlords, but these new laws have left landlords with little rights.

“I have been told by my agent if you have tenants on a periodic lease, then it can be a nightmare to evict your tenants.

“Now we have had enough and sold our properties and you have to wonder why there is a housing shortage.”

Among the measures in the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill passed by parliament was a clause that makes it much harder for landlords to refuse to accept pets.

Ms Newton said the change, which will come into effect on October 1 this year, will be a nightmare for landlords.

“I had a beautiful house here at Burleigh that had new carpet laid, when supposedly good-referenced tenants moved in,” Ms Newton said.

“I am a pet lover and allowed them to have one dog, saying it must be an outside dog.

“Towards the end of this lease, the tenants notified my agent that they were moving out. My agent had a lot of people interested in viewing my house, in the hope that they could apply for it. So the current tenant agreed to let my agent host one open house.

“All these people turned up to view my property and when they got inside these people had to dodge the dog poo left all over the carpeted stairs up to the bedrooms. Upon getting up the stairs, there was a huge stain that smelt like dog urine, in my newer carpet.

“I’ve had one couple who hid their great dane in the bedroom built-in wardrobe. Then when they left, I was made to pay for the doors that had been ripped off their hinges because of this dog.”

Ms Newton said it was unfair landlords had to give tenants two months’ notice, while tenants only had to give two weeks.

She said when eviction notices were issued, sometimes “all hell breaks loose”, leaving landlords with an enormous mess to clean up when tenants leave.

“These tenants can do whatever they like to your property in that time and there really isn’t a damn thing you can do about it.

“I was getting complaints about a tenant from neighbours (so) I wanted her gone and she left my unit in a heap.

“I had one long-term tenant who lost his job, got on the drugs and then when he got evicted, decided to trash my place.

“It was a small unit years ago and there was about $15,000 damage done. When we changed the locks on this place, this scumbag was apparently hiding up the road watching what was going on and then came back and put superglue in my new locks and also the garage door lock.”

Ms Newton’s concerns reflect those raised by The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) after the new legislation was passed in October.

REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said the legislation introduced more onerous requirements for property owners and reduced their contractual rights.

“We know for some property owners, this Bill will be the final straw and we will see some investors making the decision to sell,” Ms Mercorella said.

“The ripple effect of this could see renters struggling to find suitable housing under already tight conditions. With the current state of Queensland’s rental market, it’s imperative we don’t further discourage property rentals.”




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