New Zealand egg shortage after Ardern shut down battery production and largest egg farm goes up in smoke

Supply chain attacks continue

https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/fire-new-zealands-largest-egg-farm-kills-75000-hens-amid-national-shortage

The latest major food supplier to go up in flames, after decades of food suppliers not going up in flames, is New Zealand’s largest egg producer – after a blaze broke out on Monday, killing around 75,000 hens.

New Zealand’s largest egg producer goes up in flames, leaving egg lovers to eat insects for breakfast

The spokesperson added that while it was still too early to assess how much the fire would affect the supply chain, “There will be some impact obviously – it’s not a great thing to happen in the middle of a shortage.

New Zealand has been in the grip of an egg shortage since the start of the year, when it put an end to battery farming. The ban had been in the works since 2012 and battery hen numbers had dropped over time to make up just 10% of overall egg production – but their final outlawing at the start of January has still been enough to jolt the egg supply chain, leaving supermarket shelves empty, shop owners policing tray purchases and big-breakfast lovers bereft.

The shortage has reached the point of contention: one small-town supermarket banned a cruise ship crew from further egg purchases after they cleared the shelves; newspapers have issued advice columns on egg-free baking and tofu scrambles; and in January, the SPCA released an advisory telling New Zealanders not to engage in kneejerk purchases of back yard poultry, after concerns that a rise in amateur chicken ownership would result in the animals not being properly cared for. –The Guardian

Egg supplies are tight, so this will not assist in any way,” said Michael Brooks, executive director of the Egg Producers Federation.

The fire comes roughly one week after one of America’s top egg suppliers, Hillandale Farms, burned down, killing up to 100,000 chickens.

https://original.newsbreak.com/@eden-reports-1601258/2917301780417-supply-chain-attack-massive-fire-destroys-new-zealand-s-largest-egg-producer-kills-50-000-hens-amid-national-shortage

Victorian councils on notice over spy camera networks

Chinese people are tracked and scanned like supermarket items, right down to what they buy in supermarkets, and the state can even penalize their choices of certain products. This is the system being adopted by stupid and power hungry Australian local government bureaucrats. Melbourne City Council’s massive camera network is shown below with red dots.

By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
VICTORIANS are standing up against municipal tyrants who are imposing spy camera networks that will eventually replicate the Communist Party of China’s total surveillance network with facial recognition and “social credit” scoring for “correct” or “incorrect” behaviour.

A Melbourne (Montmorency) man, who is a member of the My Place community network, has issued his local council and the Victorian Local Government Association with a Notice of Withdrawal of Consent to have his private life monitored by camera networks. The notice employs contract and commercial law principles and has been used in Victoria in several instances – apparently with success.

The Peoples Trust of Victoria, which operates in conjunction with the My Place groups, is reviewing various procedures and appropriate courses of action in relation to fines, rates and land taxes. Members will be advised of future, appropriate action.

In Geelong, local community activist Gary Oraniuk issued a lawful notice (explained in this YouTube video) to the Geelong City Council which was planning an Agenda 20-30-style bike lane on a street that would have effectively wiped out parking that the businesses rely on. The council dropped the plan, which is unusual as councils usually proceed with such projects regardless of so-called public consultations.

The lawful notice in effect warned councillors and staff that they, as paid employees of a corporation with an Australian business number (ABN), would be commercially and personally liable for losses incurred by the businesses. In fact all Australian government employees are corporate employees under the corporatised system of government, which is arguably unconstitutional and illegal.

Cairns News welcomes any comment on that lawful notice process, which is controversial and unlikely to be admitted to as valid by councils, government or the legal fraternity in general. But when silence and the desired non-action follows one being served, the question begs resolution. Given that even a simple letter can carry legal force, it seems likely that a notice employing legal terms does have force.

Oraniuk also plans to notice the Victoria Police and Geelong City Council CEO over the city’s so-called “Eye In The Sky” surveillance system. He argues that the police and council are still liable under their legislated duty of care obligations. The legislated Victoria Police mandate is ‘to protect life and property’ because, “although they are watching potential perpetrators, the fact is that they know these incidents occur, regularly, but will not put boots on the ground and make their presence known, either by day, or at night, on party nights,” Oraniuk says.

The Montmorency (City of Banyule) man David Coman’s notice “withdraws any and all consent to being under surveillance by any device in operation of any council within Banyule or within Victoria including but not limited to facial recognition device, numberplate reading device, audio recording device or GPS… you are noticed: This withdrawal is permanent and not negotiable” and “the undersigned has never willingly agreed to being tracked, monitored by any government or incorporated body…”

The notice states further that the Surveillance Devices Act 1999 (No. 21 Part 2) prohibits a person from installation, use or maintenance of an optical surveillance device to record or observe a private activity “to which the person is not a party, without the express or implied consent of each party to the activity”. The penalty is imprisonment (2 years maximum) or a level 7 fine (240 penalty units maximum) or both. In the case of a body corporate it is 1200 penalty units.

It also states: “As the Act states implied consent is considered consent, meaning if the undersigned remains silent then consent is granted, the undersigned now emphatically withdraws any form of consent.”

The notice demands that any and all records that are held by the LGA or councils including Banyule City Council and any arm, or department of the Victorian State Government that include any facial recognition, numberplate recognition, audio recording or GPS location that holds data containing the undersigned’s image, voice or numberplate data be destroyed, with proof of destruction required in the form of a sworn affidavit.

The entities noticed are given 28 working days from the date of receipt of the correspondence to comply, which includes a demand to cease and desist from any further breach of the Victoria Surveillance Devices Act 1999, or from taking any retaliatory action against the undersigned, or any other type of retaliatory harassment or actions.

“Further to paragraph 8, You are requested by the Undersigned to acknowledge receipt of this Notice-of-Withdrawal-of-Consent as well as Your agreement to CEASE AND DESIST from the above-described activities by signing below and returning the signed original document to this office within 28 days from the date of receipt of this correspondence.”

Those noticed are warned that failure to submit the signed acknowledgement of the notice may result in legal action, including the filing of a criminal action or a civil lawsuit. “The Undersigned will continue to monitor the situation to ensure Your compliance with this demand and any further violations of Criminal and or Civil Law, and the Undersigned reserves the right to draw this letter to the attention of a court relevant to any injunctive or related action that may be taken against you and as to costs which may be sought against you…”

The concluding section of the notice offers those noticed to direct any questions to the residential address provided.

    True Aboriginal bloodlines disappearing through intermarriage with whites

    Letter to the Editor

    The ‘half-caste problem’ in Australia

    “…………….Yet two basic difficulties bedevilled this long-range process. First, it relied on the intermarriage of half-caste women with European men but left unanswered the question of what to do with half-caste men (McGregor 1997:167-8). The second difficulty related to the supposed racial distance between Aborigines and Europeans. A policy favouring marriage between half-caste women and white men had, in effect, to shorten that distance. Advocates of such a policy tried to do precisely this. They insisted that no harmful effects of Aboriginal ancestry could be discerned in the children resulting from intermarriage with whites: unlike ‘Negro blood’ which allegedly produced occasional ‘throwbacks’ to the Negro-type among white descendants, ‘Aboriginal blood’ disappeared after a few generations. Indeed, Neville (1947:63) averred that among whites and Aborigines, the opposite kind of ‘throwback’ occurred, with a child of an Aboriginal mother sometimes reverting to the colour of a white grandfather. Moreover, increasing stress appears to have been laid on racially classifying Aborigines as ‘Caucasian’.[35] The geographer Griffith Taylor (1880-1963) joined a chorus repeating that ‘blood-tests of Australian aborigines agree more closely with those of west Europeans than with similar tests of most intervening races’.[36] Thus, with assurances rather than celebration, the racial distance between Europeans and Aborigines was narrowed.”

    https://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/p53561/mobile/ch08s04.html

    From Kev Moore

    Brisbane

    Former Magistrate forgot to mention in his hit piece that his court is unlawful under Chapter 3 of the Constitution

    From Rupert at News Ltd

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/bullsht-former-magistrate-slams-sovereign-citizens/news-story/6755a8986943724280c281f050f1dd64

    Dean of Law at Southern Cross University, David Heilpern, is way out of his depth and should not be teaching his convoluted interpretation of natural law.

    Former magistrate David Heilpern heard the arguments of “hundreds” of sovereign citizens during his time in the Australian court system – but not one ever held up.

    Now Dean of Law at Southern Cross University, it’s his well-researched understanding that a sovereign citizen has never successfully proven why they are immune from the rule of law in an Australia court.

    But that hasn’t stopped a significant number, even in recent days, from trying.

    “I think it’s pretty sad, really, that people are so sucked into what is so blatantly and obviously, illogical, and nonlegal,” Professor Heilpern told news.com.au.

    “As a magistrate, I dealt with literally hundreds of these people who would come to court and claim all sorts of bizarre rights apply to them.

    To think this intellectual pygmy actually heads a law faculty and teaches law is terrifying for students who will be beholden to this propaganda then practice it in the ‘courts’.

    Parents should be careful about sending their kids to this university.

    Chapter 3, s 79 and 80 of the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia clearly states a Magistrate (judge) cannot sit without a jury. Mr Heilpern has probably never heard of Kable v Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) (1996) 189 CLR 51; 138 ALR 577; [1996] HCA 24 (Kable) which puts him and his jaundiced opinions right in place.

    There is no lawful Governor-General or state Governor in Australia appointed by the Queen or King. The term ‘sovereign citizens’ coined by lawyers and brain-dead media is an oxymoron. They don’t exist.

    Summary Jurisdiction is unlawful. What has the learned Mr Heilpern been doing? Sending people to jail without a jury decision. An international case starting in February is about to scuttle the usurpers of the rule of law.

    Watch this space.

    From Robert J Lee

    Some of us wondered why doctors stopped being doctors and instead became meek unthinking servants who forgot all about informed consent for Covid jabs

    Letter to the Editor

    “Three Long and Wearisome Covid Years”: To All You Latecomers to the Party of Truth: Two Words”

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/three-long-and-wearisome-covid-years-to-all-you-latecomers-to-the-party-of-truth-two-words/5807281

    It’s been approximately three years, three long and wearisome years, since the madness descended upon us.

    Some of us thought that the story about a wet-market bat in Wuhan was an obviously deliberate deception.

    Some of us thought that the globally-synchronized rush to shut down the world and pursue a single solution – the so-called vaccine – was an omen.

    The discontinued PCR test which was taken off the market in November 2021 by manufacturer CDC in the US because it was totally inaccurate and could find a sore toe in a garden gnome.

    Some of us thought that our medical institutions, by pushing lockdowns for the healthy, masks for everybody, school closures and remote learning and work, among other things, all the while neglecting early treatment and prevention, had betrayed us and themselves profoundly and inexplicably.

    Some of us hesitated to believe that the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID was legitimate.

    Some of us, looking around carefully to notice a dearth of dead bodies regularly scooped up off the streets, doubted that we were truly in the midst of a devastating pandemic.

    Some of us chose to heed the therapeutic advice of Drs. Vladimir Zelenko, Pierre Kory and Peter McCullough, the epidemiological findings of Dr. John Ioannidis, and the grave warnings about the mRNA inoculation by Drs. Sucharit Bhakdi and Mike Yeadon, and many others.

    Some of us simply listened to our own autonomous good sense and reasoned that there was no cause to be hysterically alarmed and no need to receive a newly-introduced injection for which long-term studies were absent.

    Some of us were mystified by the increasingly vehement language used to subject us to political and medical dictates.

    Some of us wondered why doctors stopped being doctors and instead became meek unthinking servants who forgot all about informed consent, individualized treatment and the principle of not doing harm.

    Some of us predicted that the generation of spike proteins and the introduction of messenger RNA into our cells might result in a plethora of devastating consequences for health, consequences that could not be described in their entirety but which could include vascular compromise, strokes, inflammatory autoimmune reactions and a weakening of our immune system’s ability to function properly and robustly.

    Some of us were disgusted by the attempt to scapegoat those who refused to be inoculated by an unnecessary and potentially dangerous agent, and to exclude us from the fabric of society.

    Some of us bristled at the attempts to deny us the right to congregate, worship, protest and, in countries like New Zealand, even to take a swim.

    Some of us didn’t accept that young children having strokes or dropping dead, or super-fit athletes dying on the pitch, or regular folks perishing far sooner than expected was normal.

    Some of us gave up our jobs and lost many friendships for making a decision to think for ourselves and reject ill-conceived coercions.

    Some of us also saw that the Corona War was the first big battle in a mission to digitize, control and enslave much of the now-depopulating population.

    Some of us called a spade a spade and murder, by any other name – such as ‘excess mortality’ – murder. .

    Others, now three years down the line, as a mountain of evidence that can no longer be concealed, even by MSM propaganda, accumulates about the serious risks of the jabs, aside from their inefficacy, are beginning to give public mea culpas for their initial and often rabid promotion of the global governmental/media position.

    Some of these others have dared to ask how those of us could have been so right so early on:

    ‘What was our secret?’

    They have had the chutzpah to criticize us for not having warned them emphatically enough in the midst of the fear-frenzy:

    ‘Why hadn’t we pulled them up by the lapels and shaken some sense into them? Why were we so selfish with our knowledge, and so timid in our campaign?’

    To all these others, late-comers to the party of truth, standing at the gates on Judgment Day, I have two words, which I will not say.

    Instead, I ask:

    “Why were you such cowards? Where was your common sense?”

    Emanuel E. Garcia, M.D.

    From David2

    Queensland

    A plethora of white blackfellas has engulfed the media screaming for the Voice and sovereignty

    Dodgy polling might help

    Senator Lydia Thorpe scooped the pool as the whitest blackfella in federal parliament attracting mass media attention when she resigned from the Greens, screaming for Aboriginal sovereignty instead of the much maligned Voice which is losing steam by the day. Thank God.

    Greens leader Adam Bandt was obviously relieved when he appeared on television saying the motor-mouthed Victorian had dumped his party.

    Nearly every news broadcast by the ABC has featured white people claiming to be black all demanding the Voice be passed.

    There are so many white people clamoring to get onto the black gravy train it has become a case of ‘spot the blackfellas’

    The wishy washy Liberals, who never made any important decisions while in power, other than Covid jabs, have been unable to make up their minds about the dangerous Constitutional amendment being driven hard by a faltering PM Albanese who by now realises the race is lost.

    National polling is around 50/50 with falling support, leaving the only hope of the Voice getting up at referendum to the dodgy Australian Electoral Commission which fudged the result in the national poll about same sex marriage which in reality was lost according to research by Australians for Honest Elections.

    All ballot papers in the marriage poll were posted to voters using mailing lists provided by the AEC. At least 248,000 letters were returned to the AEC endorsed ”addressee unknown” Before there could be an inquiry or investigation into this anomaly the AEC shredded the returned letters, but would have recorded the details beforehand.

    Prior to the marriage poll scam, the AEC had approximately 400,000 roll entries across the nation whose identity had not been verified.

    Combined with the 248,000 dud names at correct addresses, the AEC, GetUp, unions, Konnech and the ALP have a potential warchest of 648,000 false names at correct addresses with which they can manipulate the result of any election, no ID required.

    That should be sufficient to ensure the Voice gets up, no pun intended with GetUp!

    Pic ABRFOTO

    Rent-a-crowd has been prolific comprising mainly white university students, professional agitators and crisis actors usually organised by GetUp and trade unions leaving real Aborigines out of the picture.

    Australian Bureau of Statistics data revealed as of June 30, 2021 there were 984,000 identifying as Aboriginal and Islanders representing 3.8 per cent of the total population.

    This is an increase of 185,600 (23.2 per cent) since June 30, 2016. Prolific breeders on good country.

    Get bowled over by crickets added to food without public knowledge

    From the new year 2023, the EU has given permission to add insects (domestic crickets) to baked goods, pasta and other semi-finished products “for the general public”.Although there is too little published knowledge about possible allergies and anaphylactic reactions, the European Commission is of the opinion that no specific labeling requirements regarding possible allergic reactions should be listed.However, people allergic to shellfish, molluscs and mites are very likely to also suffer allergic reactions when consuming products containing household crickets.

    Crickets or cockroaches? The WEF will ensure red meat is removed from supermarkets, will Australians eat insects? The NSW Government later this year will introduce an experimental mRNA jab into the cattle herd with unknown consequences but if this experiment is compared to the human trial disaster then red meat will be inedible and dangerous to health.

    This can also lead to further allergic reactions to the substrate that is fed to the insects.Therefore, there is only a labeling requirement if the product contains “Acheta domesticus” powder.This means that people have to find out for themselves that “Acheta domesticus” is powdered and added to domestic crickets and have to check for themselves if they could be allergic to it.

    The admission starts on January 24, 2023. Responsible for the approval:Ursula VON DER LEYEN,

    The following “consumer” products will soon be marketed with the addition of crickets (Acheta domesticus):- Multigrain bread- Multi-grain rolls- Crackers and breadsticks- Cereal bars- Dry premixes for bakery products- Cookies- filled and unfilled dry pasta products- sauces- Processed potato products- Legume and vegetable dishes- Pizza- General pasta and whey products- Meat substitutes (vegetarian alternatives to meat)- Soups and soup concentrates, soup powder- Cornmeal-based snacks- Beer-like beverages- Chocolate products, nuts and oilseeds- Snacks (excluding chips) and meat preparations.

    Let everyone read the EU newspaper for themselves, here is the source – Official Journal of the European Union, 01/04/2023 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/PDF/…

    This Vietnamese company raises domestic crickets :https://www.cricketone.asia/…Whatever brand that decides to add crickets to their products should be a brand we boycott. Lists will be made, consumers will be educated and we will boycott. Just because the dish it out, doesn’t mean we have to eat it. I’m going to start making homemade sauces, bread, pasta and etc.

    You can’t trust what they put in these products anymore. People will now eat insects without knowing it.

    From the new year 2023, the EU has given permission to add insects (domestic crickets) to baked goods, pasta and other semi-finished products “for the general public”.Although there is too little published knowledge about possible allergies and anaphylactic reactions, the European Commission is of the opinion that no specific labeling requirements regarding possible allergic reactions should be listed.

    However, people allergic to shellfish, molluscs and mites are very likely to also suffer allergic reactions when consuming products containing household crickets.This can also lead to further allergic reactions to the substrate that is fed to the insects.Therefore, there is only a labeling requirement if the product contains “Acheta domesticus” powder.This means that people have to find out for themselves that “Acheta domesticus” is powdered and added to domestic crickets and have to check for themselves if they could be allergic to it.

    The admission starts on January 24, 2023.Responsible for the approval:Ursula VON DER LEYEN, The following “consumer” products will soon be marketed with the addition of crickets (Acheta domesticus):- Multigrain bread- Multi-grain rolls- Crackers and breadsticks- Cereal bars- Dry premixes for bakery products- Cookies- filled and unfilled dry pasta products- sauces- Processed potato products- Legume and vegetable dishes- Pizza- General pasta and whey products- Meat substitutes (vegetarian alternatives to meat)- Soups and soup concentrates, soup powder- Cornmeal-based snacks- Beer-like beverages- Chocolate products, nuts and oilseeds- Snacks (excluding chips) and meat preparations.

    Let everyone read the EU newspaper for themselves, here is the source – Official Journal of the European Union, 01/04/2023

    https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/PDF/…This Vietnamese company raises domestic crickets :https://www.cricketone.asia/…

    Whatever brand that decides to add crickets to their products should be a brand we boycott. Lists will be made, consumers will be educated and we will boycott. Just because the dish it out, doesn’t mean we have to eat it. I’m going to start making homemade sauces, bread, pasta and etc. You can’t trust what they put in these products anymore.

    Editor: This was extracted from Telegram which we dislike intensely so apologies for the links that don’t work.

    Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms for Australia

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    The right to own and bear arms guaranteed by the 1689 Bill of Rights, has been trampled by Australian, egregious, corporate political parties over the past three decades aided and abetted by psyops such as Port Arthur that the Jew John Howard orchestrated with the help of the Jesuits and implemented by Israeli Secret Service Mossad and a small cadre of Australian elite troops.

    National gun laws are coming, yet there is no Constitutional avenue that allows for federal gun laws to which the illegitimate National Cabinet agreed on Friday. Since when has the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia ever resonated with political parties except when convenient for example, to implement the black Voice?

    The ALP has claimed it needs a referendum to get more Aboriginals into parliament, which is a ruse for the introduction of an Aboriginal treaty and ensuing sovereignty which would see every Australian become tenants of blackfellas who make up just 3.5 of a population of nearly 26 million.

    When the states, without a referendum, can hand over firearms administration to the feds who needs a Constitution?

    Aboriginal sovereignty would ensure all property owners would be forced to pay rent to a multitude of blackfella bureaucracies for ever more on top of the annual $35 billion taxpayer handout.

    Fear was the only way in which Howard et al could get away with the Port Arthur sting, and the corrupt media’s bona fides really shone out during the Covid scamdemic introducing more fear, cowering the normies into getting a dangerous jab that Big Pharma now admits doesn’t work against a virus that doesn’t exist.

    Australia, being a lawful political subdivision of the United States of America since at least 1966, https://cairnsnews.org/2023/01/30/petition-of-right-to-queen-elizabeth-to-restore-constitutional-government-in-australia-ignored-by-charles/ can have access to US courts where any intelligent Aussie could mount a challenge to restrictive gun policies under the Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

    Cairns News will help with any publicity for anybody who steps up to run a challenge in the US Supreme Court.

    From Jim O’Toole

    Qld Labor Premier Annastacia says she will lock up the unvaxxed

    Not new but a stark reminder for voters in NSW.

    Qld Labor ‘inhumane’ for removing Covid remedy hydroxychloroquine from market and jailing anyone who uses it

    Senator Malcolm Roberts questions, is Australia the New World Order’s testing ground? He discusses this and more with Maria Zeee on the Alex Jones Show.

    Download video – https://rumble.com/v28glmi-wake-up-world-senator-malcolm-roberts-exposes-death-squad-duopoly-governmen.html?mref=qnz9d&mc=6f8oi

    Britons take direct action against council people-control scheme

    CCTV footage shows a bollard being cemented in by someone taking direct action against Oxfordshire’s controls of traffic movement. Below: How the woke Twitterati see this.

    By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
    THEY call them “LTNs” which stands for low-traffic neighbourhoods, which are council-imposed controls on traffic movement – part of a bigger Agenda 20-30 scheme of municipal councils worldwide to control the movement of people and traffic, and ultimately the amount of carbon you generate.

    In Australia, on streets where neighbourhood traffic movement is too fast, speed humps are the standard solution to slow down traffic and discourage “rat runs”. But UK councils are now taking it one big step further by putting bollards up in the middle of streets and telling people they should ride a bike or walk (for their better health of course).

    And as reported previously by Cairns News they are also imposing punitive control on vehicle and people movement by employing traffic camera networks to fine people who dare drive through designated suburbs outside their 15 or 20-minute city zone.

    The reality of municipal councils is that they are run by corporate bureaucrats who operate under corporate rules that require public liability insurance, which according to some researchers is their real legal vulnerability. Cairns News is aware that the Lawful Notice process appears to have worked in several instances in Australia against the imposition of bicycle lanes – another element of the Local Agenda 20-30 program.

    Oxfordshire Council in the UK decided to forge ahead with it’s 15-minute city project and simply ignored the widespread public opposition. These same members of the public then had no choice but direct action to take down the bollards.

    The Telegraph reported that bollards on Howard Street, Oxford, had been vandalised 20 times in the past three weeks. One person was captured on CCTV setting the bollards alight, another was seen ripping them out of the ground, and numerous car and van drivers were filmed ploughing through them. Cement is also used to stop them popping up

    “The controversial traffic calming measures have been installed across the city by Oxfordshire County Council as part of the LTN scheme. The LTNs are designed to stop motorists using residential roads as rat-runs and to encourage walking and cycling.”

    A female resident said in an interview she didn’t condone the direct action but she understood it because councils were not listening to people “and that’s where the anger is coming in”. So what has been the reaction of Oxfordshire Council? Put stronger steel bollards in, of course. After all, they are the rulers and what people want is irrelevant.

    But ask a compliant citizen who is “concerned about climate change” what totalitarian restriction of movement has to do with 15 minute cities and you’ll get an answer like this: “A 15 minute city is a residential urban concept where most daily necessities can be accomplished by walking or cycling from residents homes. There’s no enforcement component. Just more people-oriented, less car centric communities.” The green bureaucrats will be self-righteously nodding their heads in assent. “Thank you citizen Jane. You said exactly what you’re expected to say.”

    Many more however, such as this Twitter poster, don’t buy into it: “It is entirely about control, herding people like cattle into manageable segments that can effectively be fenced off and policed so you cannot leave your small open air prison without proper (likely digital) authority from those who control the prison. Why can’t people see this?!”

    The Telegraph quoted a resident who supported the LTNs, saying taking away the bollards (they call them “filters”) “put vulnerable road users like kids cycling to school in danger as they don’t expect a car barrelling towards them where they expected a filter”.

    “Protesting is one thing, but these mindless thugs have cost taxpayers £100,000 to replace the barriers with steel bollards and many hours of police and council workers’ time which could be better used,” she whined.

    “We’re really pleased that councillors are now installing steel bollards that will be much harder to destroy but we’d like to see some official cameras installed that could catch and fine those that flout the rules and the thugs that destroy public property and endanger lives.”

    Oxford has one of the most ambitious LTN networks in the country, and the county council has brought in 20mph (30km/h) speed restrictions in several areas.

    A council spokesman offered a predictable corporate blah-blah response: “Damage to highways infrastructure presents a significant safety risk to all road users. Oxfordshire County Council is working closely with Thames Valley Police and with highways engineers to monitor and respond to the unprecedented level of incidents targeting low traffic neighbourhood filters.”

    If councils and governments really wanted to deal with the rising traffic problem without imposing authoritarian and unlawful restrictions on freedom of movement they could use a carrot and stick approach – for instance drastically reducing registration fees on small urban vehicles that in recent years have been pushed aside for giant-sized SUVs and utes. They could even encourage use of vehicles like golf carts and small-engine scooters or urban-adapted four-wheelers.

    Be the judges of The Voice

    Download: https://rumble.com/v27k562-referendum-to-be-a-second-voice-in-government-for-aboriginals-only.html?mref=qnz9d&mc=6f8oi

    All Australians have a voice in our so called democracy. The government now is to present to we the people a referendum to give indigenous Australians who already have the voice of 11 sitting members along with every other Australian, to now get a second exclusive say in government agenda … VOTE NO

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