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Aug 11, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

As someone who lives in the netherlands, i would like to correct few things. We did not have vaccine mandates, not even in healthcare. It was very close, but somehow we managed. Protests were in place already in autumn 2020 and slowly became more and more popular and less and less bloody. The lasi picture is from the fire of picnic distribution center. Its not fake meat factory, just websupermarket. And looks like our farmers won. Looks like the idea of mandatory selling of your farm because of nitrogen norms (based on strange models) is abandoned.

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Aug 11, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

Oh, and alreafy for a year every month we have higher overal mortality than the base.

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Aug 11, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

As another Dutchman, you are wrong. We did have mandates! You are confusing yourself with semantics. That is if you wanted to go to a restaurant, take your kids to a museum, etc you needed to show your vax-status or get tested every day. The Dutch corona-app was used heavily!

And this was enforced by both authorities and voluntary by many shop holder sheep.

The only reason they did not go further is because existing law forbid sharing medical information. Employers had asked for that, as well as hospitals. They wanted enthusiastically to go further. The government had already agreed to look at changing the law, but just did not have time before Omicron ended it all.

Protest were small and limited to only a few places. Most people did not so much agree, but silently just went along. It did depend on where you live. In Amsterdam my brother reported that some restaurants simply had a "don't ask don't tell", but large protests were virtually non-existent outside a handful of cities and only then very limited in time. I know as I was frustrated on how complacent people were.

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I agree, but because I also know first-hand what happened in Latvia, it was nothing to compare to Netherlands. That level of whole nation totalitarianism was/is hard to meet in Netherlands. With that I do not approve anything what happened in the Netherlands.

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Thank Goodness!! And Thank You, Courageous Farmers in the Netherlands and World Wide!

These are the people, coupled with honest mums and dads and business owners across our planet who if they are are brave as these people, will stop the global coup on All Humanity!

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I heard that deloitte was using qr codes. But qr code you could get with testing also and with being officially infected. So i guess there were enourmous push, but not yet mandates.

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Having to pay/test to be able to participate in normal life is a mandate by itself IMHO.

Either way, they were coping Germany proudly. Even the German-terms (3G/2G) were used already by our government. There was even active legislation in progress to make it 2G instead of 3G (test-out), which means no more test-out but full mandates. I know as I wrote angry letters to my representatives on this in response to their public support for that.

Note as a last nitpick, infection exceptions were limited. Only if the infection was recent and only when recorded by the GGD authorities, not private tests. I know as several of my family members did not qualify for this exception despite really having had covid.

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Of course. You could call it mandate, but in latvia at the same time you could not work at gov paid jobs if you had not vax or recently infected. You had to go to unpaid leave or if you were lucky, you were fired. So i would say, netherlands was not so bad.

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"No so bad". Well, internationally seen The Netherlands was medium. It was bad, as in they wanted to go full Germany, but pesky laws forbid them to fire people indeed. But as a Dutchman living also in the US and who was hopping Atlantic during all this, The Netherlands with its evening-clocks was a lot worse than most American states.

I'm emotional on this, as right of this moment The Netherlands is planning to changing its corona laws, for fall. They are removing the pesky law restrictions that held them back. The "not so bad" was not because they didn't want to, and with the new law they now can go further.

Seriously, whatever party you voted for, you need to write emails/letters you don't want a new "corona law". We may thing this is over, but the politicians don't want it to be gone ...

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Oh, yes, some 75%. In my surroundings it was like an event for many people. It was not just some medical treatment. After all of them got our favorite disease at some point, some got a bit of common sense back. But i still managed to meet a person few weeks ago who thinks that vax helps against transmission. I mean - good morning, have you slept nicely?

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Aug 11, 2022·edited Aug 11, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

On Regenerative Farming, New Zealand has passed three similar 'green' farming laws under Ardern. Yet none of it regenerative agriculture based. (Farming is the backbone of NZ's economy) Every positive regenerative agriculture story in our news, is followed by the farming papers + mainstream full of hit pieces, anti regenerative, how 4p1000 is anti-science etc. Over C19, regenerative farmers have been shadow banned, most of us able to see through the Monsanto Marketing style of NZ Govt propaganda on vaccines .... we are on a pastural cow farm, no fertiliser for thirty years - cows (ruminant animals) are natures composters, they build soil, and healthy soil stores carbon, diverse meadowlands are important areas of biodiversity.

It will take time to eliminate fertiliser as both soil and plants are addicted to it, starving the life in the soil. It is recommended to reduce fertiliser on 1/4 of your farm over four years so you get used to what changes are going to happen, letting the life in the soil rebuild and learning new techniques /adapting without risking the fertility of the whole farm - so in ideal situation its around 8-10 years to phase fertilisers out. That is why Sri Lanka's policy failed.

Thank you for your wonderful article

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Sanity. Thank you.

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Aug 11, 2022·edited Aug 11, 2022

In the West, I dare say we are not ready to not use synthetic fertilizer on the amount of land we are currently using to grow food crops to keep everybody fed. But yes we are overfed, and no I'm not saying we couldn't pay more for food and spend less on non-food. As a people, we are spiritually sick. But I don't think we should cull us to match the amount of food we can expect to grow on regenerative farms.

My brief experience in the Netherlands is that they are ruthlessly efficient in their use of farmland reflecting a long heritage of feeding their people on very little land above sea level. Their model should be exported, not ended.

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Aug 12, 2022·edited Aug 12, 2022

Thanks you for your thoughtful reply, NZ has a similar tradition to Netherlands of pastural farming, it's a good basic model. It's my experience that we have the same or higher stocking rate as our chemical farming neighbours. I have observed regenerative vegetable production to be the same or higher (the main vegetable grower here loses 1-2 crops of every four they plant - as they plant the same crop over and over) ... its not that regenerative is a less productive system - it's that it is a completely different system, more labour intensive, but less machinery and chemicals. In stead of focusing on one or two products on the farm - you are looking to produce 10-50 products.

Regenerative takes a bit for farmers to adapt to and it can take a bit to things established. Often if they see someone else's farm, they quickly see how it could work for them. In the short term productivity is effected which is why a slow phase out and long period of learning is needed, farmers cannot change + try new things if they are stressed and worried about losing their farms.

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Watch "Kiss the Ground," everyone interested in regenerative farming. It's wonderful. Heals the land, provides quality of life to farm animals, income to farmers, and healthy food for everyone!

We have the solutions to all of our challenges at hand.

They are just hidden, attacked, or outlawed by those who seek profit and control through more toxic and ineffective systems.

We can win this fight against the cult of Nihilists trying to destroy humanity and civilization if we apply the right tools and refuse to give up!

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Great website lots of stuff there!

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Aug 11, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

Well-informed piece! Corrections by the previous commenter below, but we did have vaccine passports, also for children, required to enter restaurants, gyms, concert halls, etc. With fall and winter approaching, the beast starts to rear its ugly head again. Further, it make me feel ashamed to live in a land where the police and military intimidate and bully the people who stand up for their fundamental rights. By the way: it is interesting what you make of our national flag. Three colours is 6 possible permutations. Officially, it is red above, then white, then blue. The reverse flag (blue, white, red) has become a strong symbol of the Farmers resistance.

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I almost wrote about the upside-down flags. I read that as authorities made a big deal about pulling some down, that ignited more people to raise them up flag poles.

I dig it.

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Aug 11, 2022·edited Aug 13, 2022

This cabinet is treating its own citizens as a conquered and subjugated people who are there solely to serve their deluded policies and shut up about it or be called xenophobic, racist misogynists failing which they will be beaten down by riot police military style. This very likely won't end well for the cabinet, which is why it is quickly installing a Chinese style social credit system with digital passes, traceable digital currencies and 5G masts for crowd control (as publicly disclosed by resigned Home Undersecretary Mona Keijzer).

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beautiful exposé. layers within layers food for thought. keep it real sir

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Noted that in virtually every clip of Dutch police using violence, there is at least one female cop.

Also, it appears that violence against property (arson etc) is much more effective than directly confronting police. We saw early on its use by one side in attacking meat processing plants etc. Now, the opposition is starting to follow suit with attacks on fake meat plants. Not advocating either. Just making an observation. Please remain non-violent and safe. Go to the polls and vote 3rd party if necessary.

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Excellent report.

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Some of those videos are absolutely shocking - of all countries prior to the pandemic, I would never have expected Holland to act in this manner

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I do believe a number of them, Gates, Trudeau etc believe people

Love them. Or, if they don’t they will. I believe Gates has some sort of a Messiah Complex in which he believes some day his name will be known everywhere as a Holy figure. He probably fantasizes about this. The reality, of him becoming hated will slowly dawn on him. Fauci Gates Trudeau Ahearn, so many will eventually have to face up to the fact their names will go down in history, true enough, but as Hitler like figures. Mass murderers. Not as heroes.

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I’m wondering if Soros, aka Satan, or someone is whispering in their ears how their greatness will eventually be recognized, and to be strong in the face of opposition. Crush out the opposition, they are being told, and eventually you will be revered everywhere.

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This is just awful.

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Hmmm. The one showing the people united against the oppression is age restricted. While the ones showing the unchecked violent suppression isn’t. Wonder why.

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I guess it will take the millions in the Netherlands to stop participating and cooperating in their demise.

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Scary times in so many countries.

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Climate Change is the motivating factor behind all of this. I’m not 100% certain of that, but close to it. Cull the population, end capitalism. To save the planet.

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There is no climate change, it's just another plandemic. They do want to cull, and keep earth for themselves, with a few slaves and AI to run things.

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I first started following AGW in the early 80s. It was a weird theory out of England that one would have to go to a library and read obscure journals to get any info. At first it seemed reasonable. And it was all

Scientific then. Asking good questions, attempting to discover what was true. By the early to mid 90s the conversation turned. It became non scientific. Scientifical as my friend called it. Sounding like science, but wasn’t. I had done work on cults and saw the same things occurring in the rhetoric changes as one would expect to see in a cult. And it was obviously not happening. Up to the early 90s temperatures were openly shown. Each year they would tabulate and report temperature changes from the previous year. After about 1993 it changed. Rather than open discussions about real temps they began to say things like ‘three of the last four years we saw some of the highest temperatures ever recorded at different weather stations...’. So? Every year somewhere has a record cold year and somewhere else has a record hot year. It made me think ‘interesting. I guess there is no temperature increase.’ By 1995 this paltering had gone on for three years. It was clear then, and nothing has changed about this since then, that the weather scare was not real. And then it got huge! Prior to 1993 is was not even on the radar.

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Could you do Singapore? On their recent National Day speech, the prime minister touted 1600 deaths as opposed to 10,000 if they'd been similar to the rest of the world. They're much smaller with a very cohesive society overall so I'm curious what your analysis would show.

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Check the link at the top. Singapore and others are already completed, though some could use updating. Better to move forward, however.

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Thank you! Somehow I missed that one...and interestingly enough they just majorly relaxed their COVID policies.

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The Dutch feed Europe. Destroy Dutch farmers, and you destroy Europe. Simple as.

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