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The Madness of Frauds
It is summer, it is hot, and legacy media has gone bonkers, and this time it's all off the charts: 'heat lockdowns' are in the making…
First up, reference is made to a recent footnote from mid-June:
Next up, here’s a comparison of German state broadcaster ARD vs. Swiss state broadcaster SRF from 10 July 2023. See if you can spot the difference:
In the meantime, it is with immense sadness that I announce that Denmark, which has burned hellishly red at 18 degrees Celsius in June, still exists. Today’s forecast for Copenhagen is here, with highs around 20 degrees Celsius to be expected. Apparently, Denmark didn’t burn—but Germany is.
Hence, it won’t surprise you to learn that the unholy trinity of politicos, experts, and legacy media are pushing yet another pro-lockdown narrative.
Up to 37 Degrees: Will There Be a Heat Lockdown?
By wetter.at, 9 July 2023 [my translation, emphases]
The massive heat wave leads to political discussions about a heat lockdown.
Heat. With temperatures above 35 degrees, the SPD in Schleswig-Holstein is calling for a heat lockdown: ‘Events should be banned, free sun cream dispensers should be set up in many places.’ Germany’s northernmost state is also suffering from crushing sweltering heat, as this proposed law shows. Österreich asked the Ministry of Health whether a ‘heat lockdown’ is also planned in our country.
Plan. ‘There is no thought of general restrictions on events at the moment’, says Minister Johannes Rauch’s department. But: ‘People living in Austria should definitely take the heat wave seriously, stay in cool rooms, avoid physical exertion, and drink enough. This applies especially to small children, the elderly and chronically ill people.’
Climate researcher Helga Kromp-Kolb thinks a general heat lockdown is exaggerated, but says in Österreich, ‘Heat is the most dangerous extreme weather phenomenon, it causes the most deaths.’
It will not surprise you to learn, moreover, that, while it might be warm of even hot in summer, this is the first time ever (at least since 1979) that humanity has ever faced hot summers. /sarcasm
Hot in the City, Vienna Edition
Yet, live from Vienna, Austria, which brought you the harshest, soul-crushing, and most meaningless Covid régime, we learn that (same source as the short piece above) ‘something must be done’™, and it is done, of course, for the ‘vulnerable groups’:
Cooling Zones. In Vienna, the water vapour dispensers* are back in action, plus there are now cool zones, with drinks and a place to lie down. For a short break.
*as an side, here is what the insane clowns running Vienna are doing (sic) to make people less hot in summer:
In order to cool down in the city in summer, fog showers, water vapour dispensers, cooling steles and cooling ships have been erected at many locations. They provide refreshment at regular intervals.
In addition, many public parks offer these water vapour dispensers, water fountains, and water playgrounds, which provide cooling on hot days.
Mobile drinking fountains called Brunnhilde [this is almost funny, as it’s a female name, which would be spelled with but one ‘n’, but it’s also a quite antiquarian one; Wagner liked it] also have water vapour dispensers that are set to continuous operation when it is very hot.
Hydrants become spray showers: A 3-metre-high attachment with 34 fine water nozzles provides cooling…
Another cooling offer of the city are the ‘Cool Steles’. At 13 locations throughout Vienna, these fog steles provide refreshment on hot summer days. They switch on automatically at high temperatures and provide cooling by spraying mist. As soon as the ambient temperature has dropped, the spray stops automatically. Thirsty people will find a tap on the back of the ‘Cool Stele’ that makes cool, fresh Viennese drinking water bubble up at the touch of a button. In addition, the ‘Cool Steles’ with their wide seating areas invite you to relax and linger. The floral design provides splashes of colour in the city.
There is, of course, no mention of the ‘carbon footprint’ of these measures, let alone the utility bills or amount of water ‘sprayed’ around. I suppose that cost is simply irrelevant, as long as we’re saving lives. In the middle of a heat wave. By wasting Vienna’s awesome Alpine spring water (much like in, say, Southern California, Vienna gets little over half of its drinking water from mountain ranges) whose prices for consumers have gone up recently as these bills are tied to inflation. But I digress.
More Cheap Agit-Prop on State TV
And if you thought this was simply too outlandishly stupid, well, here’s another one for you to round this off.
Austria’s most well-known (and notorious Covid Hawk) nightly news anchor, one Armin Wolf, concluded the news ‘show’ last night by doing this:
Alt-media outlet eXXpress.at commented as follows:
Mid-July—and it's hot, just like every year. What a miracle of nature. For ORF, which has been massively spreading climate change worries for months and also has a real climate change constant warner on air with its Zeit im Bild [Austria’s premier nightly news] weatherman, yesterday just over 30 degrees was cause for a further escalation of fear-mongering: the belligerent ZiB2 presenter Armin Wolf took a mineral water bottle and poured the water over his head saying ‘Time to cool down’.
Needless to say, the TV studio is air-conditioned.
Bottom Lines: A Lockdown for All Seasons
So, here we are in mid-2023. Nice recipes for the future:
Summer heat? Lockdown.
Winter cold? Lockdown.
Hay Fever/Pollen allergies in Spring? Lockdown.
Personally, I’m a wee bit unsure about the official reason (lol) to be given for locking down in spring, but since Moderna has now a RSV modRNA injection ready to go (and Germany just made RSV a dangerous disease that doctors must report to public health officialdom), it might well be: the common cold.
Happy Summer, I guess.