Smartphone addiction is defined as feeling compelled to use the device even in "dangerous or prohibited contexts," losing interest in other activities, irritability and unease when separated from the phone, or anxiety when unable to immediately send and receive messages. Given how many of those symptoms overlap with depression and anxiety, it's unclear how Apple and its university partners will be able to tell which came first, the smartphone or the mental illness associated with it. Smartphone overuse can also negatively impact posture, eyesight and hearing, and while users might believe their connections with their fellow humans are enhanced by constant connection, the reverse is often the case, with the constant distraction offered by the phone sometimes taking the place of social activities or fostering a lingering dissatisfaction based on the belief that someone, somewhere is having a better time. Others with mental illness might rely on their phone as a coping mechanism or to escape negative emotions. R.T.
Over 71,000 Afghan and Pakistani civilians have been killed since the US invasion of Afghanistan began in 2001. The casualties have only increased since 2017, when the US relaxed its rules of engagement, bolstering the kill rate 330%, according to US military data collected by Brown University's Costs of War project. In addition to the many civilian casualties, quality of life has also plummeted under US occupation, with disease, malnutrition, poverty, and other issues on the rise as access to clean water and healthcare became sparser. Civilian casualty levels reportedly hit record highs in the first half of 2021 even as the conflict was supposed to be winding down, according to the United Nations, which reported a surge of 47% in the number of civilians killed and injured in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period of 2020. While that report blamed ‘anti-government forces' for nearly two thirds of the killings, the CIA is known to have armed and funded certain Afghan militia groups that have themselves been involved in major human rights abuses and extrajudicial civilian killings. R.T.
It's not The Onion, but police were literally photographing a "crime scene" of buckets of Colonel Sanders' finger lickin' good extra crispy. This is the dystopian Black Mirror style bizarro world that NZ "health authorities" have erected and appear to even be boasting about - police are cracking down on alleged gang members and criminals driving back roads at night to make "illegal" chicken deliveries to deprived citizens in lockdown. The two men, which press reports identified as a 23 and 30-year-old, face multiple charges under the country's "Covid-19 Public Health Response Act" including up to six months in jail and a fine equivalent to almost $3,000.
According to the BBC, police in Auckland recently arrested a man seen in a social media video leaving the quarantined city to purchase large quantities of McDonald's meals just outside the lockdown zone. BCC noted of this latest KFC incident that is part of a trend of people with cravings increasingly making "risky late night food runs" despite facing prosecution under Covid laws. Tyler Durden
The people of Victoria are being divided by government, media and now the corrupt union leadership. However, the working class is resolute in their demand for freedom, free choice, an end to the lockdown, and the refusal to accept forced vaccinations. There are some in Australia predisposed to just trying to avoid conflict and simply take the vaccination. However, there are others just as determined not to be forced to accept an unproven medical treatment with undetermined future consequences.
As a result, the vaxxed Victorians are being leveraged against the un-vaxxed Victorians by a massive psychological operation driven by government and manipulative media. The ‘system' per se' is attempting to crush the voices of those who will not give up their freedom.
The government of Victoria, much like the government leadership in the rest of Australia, are taking a zero-sum approach and using the full weight of their power -often unconstitutionally authorized- under the guise of a public health emergency. While the United States has not yet arrived at the same level of outrage, in part driven by a distinctly different constitution that outlines the inherent rights of Americans, it is very clear that we too will soon arrive at this point now visible on the streets in Melbourne. Sundance
This crack unit of 300 officers from Victoria Police has an arsenal of weapons at its disposal in quelling rowdy protestors. Alongside the now go-to weapon of choice under such circumstances, pepper balls fired from semi-automatic rifles, they have dye markers that can be shot at protestors so they can be identified and arrested later. A bit like tell-tale paintballing.
If that's not enough, they can also choose from a virtual smorgasbord of non-lethal arms, including a 40-millimetre launcher that fires hard, squash ball-like projectiles, stinger grenades that can be rolled into a crowd and explode with light and smoke spraying 32-caliber rubber pellets, and capisicum canisters normally used to quash prison riots.
Not only is the state's response to the protestors a cause for grave concern, but so too is the make-up of the protests. There's a substantial cohort of stubborn anti-vaxxers who turn out regularly, but this week they were joined by construction workers who had just found out there would be no work for two weeks as building sites faced a snap lockdown.
They were later accused of not being ‘real' construction workers but far-right stooges somehow co-opted into protesting. Seriously.
It seems that Desperate Dan Andrews has lost the plot, as more and more folk from all walks of life are taking to the streets to have their voices heard - yet instead of being listened to, they are being corralled and pepper-sprayed into submission or bullied into being vaccinated. - Damian Wilson
So I have something that some might call a theory, BUT... I happen to know, via direct and repeated experiences that God is Real, AND consciously resident in all of us, whether we know it or not. When we know it... ah... yes... well then, it comes and takes over your life. There is no way to stop it. Once the kundalini is awakened, IT WILL find its way, and NOTHING can stop it. Some consciously reverse this process. They are the present source of a great deal of the world's harms. They are one of the reasons The Avatar is coming. Les Visible
Ron: Arguably the COVID-19 scamdemic is much worse that the "global warming scare" because governments are mandating draconian rules and pretending they are valid laws AND using force and violence to enforce those fraudulent laws. Governments are enforcing their totalitarian health edicts using public Police beatings of women and children* and imposing enormous fines and goaling of dissenters in order to enforce lockdowns involving loss of businesses and employment for millions of people. These totalitarian measures are ostensibly imposed to protect people's health but are injurious to health, family and social life, for everyone in the nation except for a tiny political, bureaucratic and policing elite.
Question: WHY are the Australian citizens shown being attacked, brutalised and pepper sprayed in this video being arrested and facing trumped up charges for being in a demonstration on a public street whereas the armed Police assaulting them are not?
YOU will own nothing, BUT someone will OWN EVERYTHING. AND the 'owners' won't be the Police and military personnel being used to brutalise and impose compliance and control upon the population.
Ron: This video dates from April 1st, 2020 which probably explains the speaker's statement that no 'COVID' cases had appeared in Russia by that time.
The thesis that 'COVID-19' is being used to conceal the truth is more or less true except that the demonic globalist cabal is also using it as a Psy Op to cause illness and death NOT attributable to gamma radiation, by traumatising susceptible populations using enormous amounts of fear porn, incarcerating people in lockdowns that prevent them working, socialising or even relating to family and friends in hospital or at all; as well as preventing them getting adequate sunshine, clean air and exercise etc.
BUT the real 'King Hit' by the cabal has been twofold: First, governments and health authorities in many places have prevented doctors, hospitals and the public from accessing and using effective treatments for eliminating toxins created by the body's immune system's normal expulsion of cell death debris caused, as discussed in this video, by cell deaths resulting from gamma radiation. So-called viruses are actually dead cell debris that human immune systems normally excrete from the body. IF that excretion process is inhibited (as, for example by ingestion of drugs like Remdesivir and placement in ventilators) kidney and other organ failures occur, often resulting in death.
Germ theory, Covid 19 and the contagion myth thoroughly debunked and destroyed. Game over. Period. If you believe in viruses, mutated strains, herd immunity, 99.7% survival rate and any other such nonsense, you won't after you see this.
However this video commentator fails to mention that apart from increasing radiation from 5G towers, much (most?) of the increasing gamma radiation impacting our planet and resulting in cell deaths, is caused by increased radiation coming from the universe mostly via the Sun.
In many places for example, Australia see eg:JUST the FACTS: Coronavirus in Australia, By The Numbers - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Health_and_Nutrition_37/JUST-the-FACTS-Coronavirus-in-Australia-By-The-Numbers.shtml there were no increases in mortality in 2020. Moreover, any quantifiable increases in illnesses and deaths prior to the roll-out of the experimental injections of unknown substances fraudulently called 'vaccines', has been caused by deliberately implemented government lockdowns and enforced healthcare policies preventing normal medical treatment of usual illnesses AND failure to publicise and/or allow the use of tried and true medicines and vitamin supplements such as HCQ, Ivermectin, and vitamin B, C and D and zinc.
The lethal effects of those harmful healthcare policies have been greatly exacerbated by deliberate, deadly hospital protocols refusing normal treatments and requiring use of Remdesivir and ventalators on patients presenting with negative respiratory symptoms falaciously called COVID-19 and its mythical variants.
Readers who are unfamiliar with my work (over 300 articles on the subject of the "pandemic" during the past year ) will ask: Then why are people dying? What about the huge number of cases and deaths? I have answered these and other questions in great detail. The subject of this article is: have researchers proved SARS-CoV-2 exists ? The answer is no. Jon Rappaport
First, AGRA and AGRF. The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa is, according to their own website, "an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent." This claim is immediately disproven by their "partners" list, however, which includes a number of multi-national Big Ag corporations, like Bayer, Syngenta, John Deere and . . . Microsoft? The alliance - as those who know what the "green revolution" was really about will have already guessed - claims to "bring together the goods and services necessary for rapid agricultural development" through "a combination of funding, technical input, coaching and convening," but it is actually primarily interested in monopolizing and dominating the agricultural market in Africa. The Alliance has, unsurprisingly, functioned for years under the stewardship of various Gates and Rockefeller-connected leaders in an explicitly Gates and Rockefeller-driven agenda to introduce "green revolution" technologies to Africa that began nearly two decades ago. AGRA's "flagship initiative," the Program for Africa's Seed Systems (PASS) was designed and led by Joseph DeVries, a former Rockefeller Foundation employee. What's more, AGRA President Agnes Kalibata's chief of staff, Adam Gerstenmeier, was previously chief of staff to Bill Gates himself. .................. But as bad as all of this seems at first glance, it's much worse upon closer inspection. That's because AGRA and AGRF did not spring out of thin air. They are the end result of nearly a century of coordinated effort to transform the nature of agriculture itself into a business enterprise dominated by an oligopoly of multinational corporations. That agenda has been sold to the public as a "green revolution" but the only thing green about it are the dollars lining the pockets of the billionaire CEOs who are taking advantage of the public's sympathy for poor farmers and starving families. James Corbett
The Great Supply Chain Disruption is a central element of the extraordinary uncertainty that continues to frame economic prospects worldwide. If the shortages persist well into next year, that could advance rising prices on a range of commodities. As central banks from the United States to Australia debate the appropriate level of concern about inflation, they must consider a question none can answer with full confidence: Are the shortages and delays merely temporary mishaps accompanying the resumption of business, or something more insidious that could last well into next year ? Peter Goodman
Teens are more likely to log on to Instagram than any other social media site. It is a ubiquitous part of adolescent life. Yet studies consistently show that the more often teens use Instagram, the worse their overall well-being, self-esteem, life satisfaction, mood and body image. One study found that the more college students used Instagram on any given day, the worse their mood and life satisfaction was that day. Christia Spears Brown
Kew called Australia's new AUKUS pact with the US and UK, presumably struck against China, "ironic," arguing that "the Chinese people currently have more [Covid-19] freedom than their Australian counterparts," and argued that since Australia is supposed to be a leader of the free world, it should be held to higher standards. ....... Closer to home, Morrison's government was also condemned by former Australian diplomat Bruce Haigh on Monday, who compared the country under Morrison to "Apartheid South Africa." R.T.