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18 minutes ago, Debbie said:

Someone?

Non-compliance has been widespread in certain countries.

Ukraine, for instance, now seen a nations of saints: the percentage of the population that had the covid shot has been like 30%; despite the stupid covid pass etc. Most people there don't trust their government.

Most former Soviets don't trust their government. 

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On 4/1/2022 at 9:33 AM, Filippo said:

Freedom at last. This is the day in which one cannot anymore be made prisoner of one’s home or have to answer questions about one’s previous whereabouts when entering the island; the whole rigmarole of travelling forms, tests, isolation... gone! The whole Covid repression… gone! It could be a fragile freedom, only lasting until the next “variant of concern” or another function-enhancing experiment goes wrong in a poorly supervised Chinese virology lab. We will resume the fight against the control freaks of the world when needed. I wish all the lefties dead in the meantime.

I returned to the island on the 15th of March, travelling from the other side of Europe. I never had a Covid vaccine of any description; thus, on arrival I had to book a PCR test and attend an early morning exam at the TT Grandstand. The result of that PCR test was POSITIVE to Covid. I had had Covid in late February and early March, manifesting itself as a pretty intense cold that took longer than normal to resolve (two weeks of that “cold” to be honest). But not a sole symptom different from those of a normal cold; it had caused me no concern and no alteration to my normal schedule and activities. I only tested it and found out it had been Covid when I was back to the island, because I had to do the test (I did not see the payoff of lying on the IOM landing form).

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My worst fears did not come to pass. The island appears to have accepted that living with the virus means living with the un-vaccinated too. Any policy of “health passes” (to use the common euphemism for Covid passporting) on this island would have been enormously more oppressive than almost anywhere else in Europe. I spent nearly three months in European countries that appear to require such health pass for most things, and I was able to do all what I wanted to do; occasionally using a fake pass; most of the time unchecked and undisturbed. Especially in Eastern European countries, but frankly also in Switzerland for what I have seen, when the authorities pretended to implement the damn policy, did not really expect the entire population to go along with it, nor their enforcing arm, the police, moved a finger to enforce it. Perhaps France and Italy have been the only European countries that took Covid passports seriously.

The retrograde attitudes of some old gigs posting to this site, fortunately not representative of the whole island, but still perhaps its more vocal constituency, tell me that any such policy, in this island, would have had the most demented religious implementation. This kind of health pass, if it were to be properly enforced, has the purpose to exclude from society those who retain independent judgement, at first; then to beat them into submission and to dissolve them into the common mediocrity of the populace. It is a credit to the local politicians that it did not happen on these shores; they understood the issues, even if they talk like all the other politicians. The reason why I stopped mocking Quayle and Ashford one year ago, it is because I understood they did not deserve it. They also changed their tune, one year ago.

My fake health pass is actually fully registered within the EU authentication system; its QR code can be easily authenticated through web page “www.getcovidpass.eu” for instance. Only, I found it in Telegram and it does not sport my name. Thus, I had to procure an ID to back it. I went to the dark web through the Tor browser and with a bit of bitcoin bought the PSD template to produce fake Italian IDs. Edited the PSD template with the name and birth date of the health pass, printed it with a good colour printer, glued ID’s front and back sides on carton paper from an old notebook; and that’s it, I was vaccinated. It is not the kind of certification that can be used to cross international borders; it never failed in all the other places (despite the age difference: I am an older man).

I had left the island on the 29th of December with a flight to Manchester, intending to continue with a flight from Manchester to Vienna. The latter flight being cancelled, I took a train to London intending to continue with a train to Paris. Unfortunately, at St Pancras the French border police did not like my “self-administered” antigen test; it had to be a nurse-administered nasal swab. A big argument ensued where perhaps I made the mistake of raising my voice a bit too much; the French guards got the British ones involved and I was kicked out of the check-in area with a firm warning not to return on that day. Okay, when I self administered the antigen test, I put the buffer solution directly into the well of the test kit without mixing it up with anything from nose or arse… but they did not know that!

Unsure what to do; one month earlier I had bought a flight from London to Milan for the 31st of December that could be used as a plan B route to escape this Brexit (sorry, Covid-variant) country. Instead, I just edited my self-administered antigen removing the self-administered bit and took a bus to Paris at Victoria Coach Station. The whole bus had two passengers; one sitting on the front and me sitting on the back. At Dover, I was asked about the purpose of my trip. Only essential travel allowed: was I an EU national intending to return to my country of birth? Thus, I pulled that plan B ticket from my bag and held it under the nose of the border guard hiding the place of departure with the thumb of my left hand and pointing the place of arrival with the index of the right hand: “yes you see I am going to take a flight to Milan tomorrow” – hurdle of first border pass cleared. Sometimes I surprise myself with how brazen I can be.

Once on the ferry from Dover to Calais a bit of extra money got me to the upper floor, the so called Calais Club Lounge. It was even less busy that the bus: me, only me, on the whole first-class floor of the ferry with its all-inclusive food and beverage offer. Obviously there was no chance of a shortage of food or drink; what a great lunch I had. You can see by yourself in the pics below; this UK-France travel ban was no bad travel experience at all.

Arrived at Quai de Bercy in the evening, I knew there is no overnight train from Paris to Frankfurt, and my Covid pass would have been checked by the driver of any bus to Germany: the rule was that a traveller from the UK needs a PCR rather than an Antigen. Thus, I edited my fake Antigen Test and turned into a fake PCR Test: in box “Test Type” change “Covid-19 (SARS CoV-2) Antigen (Lateral Flow)” to “Covid-19 (SARS CoV-2) RT-PCR Test”; rename box “Test Kit ID” to “Test Code”; and delete both box “Sensitivity/Specificity” and box “Manufacturer” (always leave box “Result” as “NEGATIVE” of course)... The driver could not scan the “QR Code” in the certificate. I heard myself telling him with a stern voice: “you cannot scan it because it is from England, which is not integrated within the EU system; the law says that it must be a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours; it does not prescribe the source or that the QR code must be scannable”. With my cool mind I was through the second stupid border.

Got to Frankfurt at about 8 am feeling perfectly rested (have no problem sleeping on trains or coaches; and in the upper floor of that coach there was no mask encumbrance among my fellow travellers; most of them of student age). I could have jumped straight away on a train to Vienna; but I waited until the ICE 27 leaves shortly past midday because, for being the busiest train of the day, it would have exposed me to the least risk of being picked up by border control. Through another border without much hassle. In Vienna, I saw kids with big petards and the police chasing them rather than checking Covid passes (that was the evening of the 31st of December).

One week later I headed to Zermatt from Prague through the line Praha, Dresden, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Zurich. The advantage of that line is that there are trains throughout the night: if the police had kicked me out of a train, I could have just waited a bit for the next one. Coming from Vienna, there is only one overnight train to Switzerland, which could have stranded me on the platform until the morning. In the segment Praha-Dresden, a university lecturer aged about thirty sitting immediately across the aisle spent one and half hour sipping her coffee and another one and half hour talking on the phone, as an excuse to keep her mask below the chin (mine was in the pocked of my shirt – masken! the thousands of times that cry was shout at me).

About two thirds of the journey to Dresden, the German police started going through the aisles raising my level of alert.
“What are they doing?” I asked her with a hint of concern.
“Are you... hiding something... running away from something?” she asked in a low voice and smirking face.
“No, I am just worried my covid papers may not be up to scratch,” I explained.
“Mine are as good as toilet paper!” she retorted with a hint of proudness, while holding her mask in front of her face like one of those Venetian carnival masks held in front of the face on a stick (that is the mental image that came to my mind; a theatre of the absurd). She was moving across borders frequently, either for work or for social purposes, and she had stopped worrying about Covid paperwork long time ago. The German police was checking Covid papers to some young men it did not like while leaving in peace the women and older men like me.

Hours later (at about 6 am) I was about to cross into Switzerland in a nearly empty train and the Swiss police was on the prowl among the aisles; three border guards, a woman and two men. I was pretending to be dozing, ensconced on the seat; it did not work. The police woman gently patted me on my shoulder and asked for identification and where I was going in three different languages to find out which one I was more comfortable with (try imagining British border guards being so polite). At first I gave them my true Italian ID (Switzerland had stricter requirements for the British in regard to Covid and right to abode) but they couldn’t scan it; thus I gave them my British passport. Asked about my destination, I told them I was heading to Lyon, producing a fake train ticket from Zurich to Lyon to support my claim (having edited the PDF of a two-year-old ticket). As traveller only transiting through Switzerland, I would not have needed a locator form and to arrange pre-departure and post-arrival Covid tests.

The fake ticket was convincing; my luggage was the seed of doubt: I had lined up one enormous backpack and one mega gear bag in the top shelf above my head, while tucking the skis behind those two on the same shelf in a concealing ruse; the skis wrapped into a black ski bag to be less visible, but sticking out at one end; and there were also three smaller bags scattered in the seats around me: I was occupying the whole end of a deserted night wagon with all that equipment for the mountain excursions of the following four weeks while dozing pretending going to Lyon…

After I told them about Lyon, they looked at each other and the police woman asked, less politely this time, whether all that luggage was mine. I knew that I would have survived no more than two minutes of questioning from experienced border guards; it would have been better to admit the truth straight away rather than upsetting them and risk an arrest (Switzerland only has a small fine as penalty for failing to fill up a locator form). “Yes, all this luggage belongs to me.” But rather than asking more questions, they went back scanning all my ID documents and waited for information to come back; waited for a while in silence while I remained completely still and silent of course. After they got the right info, they handed back my documents and left without saying a word. It was a case of don’t ask don’t tell. If the Swiss legislator really wanted those like me not to come, it would have passed the kind of draconian Covid laws that Austria, France and Italy all have. I was welcome spending money into Switzerland with Covid warts and all.

Four weeks later, on my journey back, I took a gamble with the overnight train from Zurich to Vienna that leaves Zurich at 21:40 pm and got lucky that there was no police check; one year ago, when the rules were less stringent, on the same train journey I was subject to Austrian border controls. This year the newly installed Austrian left-wing government is having mandatory Covid vaccination of all adult population and government officials are knocking door-to-door to enforce the policy; Austrian Covid policies have become the most draconian in Europe, at the least on paper.

For three weeks the ski resort was devoid of British skiers. Towards the end of the month, France reopened its borders to “vaccinated travellers” and the British started crowding out the place again. Missing the empty gondolas and the deserted slopes, on the fourth week I switched to climbing.

Look, below are my ski passes. I wish to dedicate this posting to the 100-plus British skiers denied entry at Innsbruck airport for failing to meet Austrian strict covid-testing requirements; caught out by a rule introduced suddenly on Christmas Day requiring all travellers to Austria to have a PCR taken within 48 hours rather than 72 hours. As well as having had a full course of three Covid-shots, of course; vaccine is an absolute must for travelling to Austria from a degenerate Brexit country. Most of these skiers were flown back to the UK immediately; some were sent to quarantine centres. This article on the Telegraph reported the accident:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/12/28/100-british-travellers-denied-entry-austria-airport-new-covid/

With fake PCR tests, fake onward tickets, and no Covid vaccination of any description, I went through Austria and all of its bordering countries except Italy. And you might ask why I decided to make this kind of provocative posting now. It is a final fuck-you to the control freaks. The left has used the accident of Covid to take away our freedoms. It doesn’t care anything about our life expectancy or sanity; its ultimate aim, to the extent that its policies can be framed as a rational plan, is to replace the Western liberal order with a sick high-tech version of Bentham’s Panopticon. To do so, it has constructed an absurd narrative which it called “the science” but with no real foundation on scientific evidence or logic. A plan that hasn’t worked with me, for instance. As shown by Allegra Stratton’s video openly bragging about the lack of social distance at those seventeen Downing Street’s parties, and the 300-plus photos in the hands of Scotland Yard well documenting the same Downing Street’s parties, in this country, the whole pandemic construct was really meant by the powers that be as a device to control the plebs.

 

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I used an even more straightforward method to procure a covid pass: on Telegram, with 200 EUR I bought one registered in my name and with my birth date; no need or a fake ID. Never vaxed.

At first I was hesitant to use it for crossing borders, just in case it had ended in some back list. But then, I tired of all those covid formalities and started giving it to border guards. It worked like charm. And have no bad feelings about it.

All my friends know. Have no interest in the friendship of those who think I have been doing something immoral.
 

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On 4/1/2022 at 2:04 PM, wrighty said:

@FilippoI skim-read some of that drivel. One question - wouldn’t it have been easier just to get your jabs rather than do all that dark-web/fake ID/crypto stuff you were waffling about?

 

Have you though it moving forward? Are you going to spend the rest of your life being vaxed and vaxed again and again to protect you against this version of cold.

I had covid twice: found out only because I had to do a test to travel. The first time it was a cold, a bit worse than the usual cold but a even lesser illness than what Filippo describes to have had a month ago. The second time, it was nothing at all; I only knew my “positiveness” because I had to do the stupid test.

After that, got tired of all that testing and started simply producing fake Antigen/PCR test results by editing the PDFs of previous tests, changing the date. My covid pass was bought on Telegram for 200 EUR. If you think I am bad, don’t care. I have the right to live my life. I have the right to manage my own health.

Give me one sole reason why I should ever have bothered with Covid; when I didn’t, and I am perfectly fine.

Your health is outsourced to the government. I don’t think you are going to live a longer or more prosperous life. It has never been in offer from the government.
 

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30 minutes ago, Escape Artist said:

 

Have you though it moving forward? Are you going to spend the rest of your life being vaxed and vaxed again and again to protect you against this version of cold.

I had covid twice: found out only because I had to do a test to travel. The first time it was a cold, a bit worse than the usual cold but a even lesser illness than what Filippo describes to have had a month ago. The second time, it was nothing at all; I only knew my “positiveness” because I had to do the stupid test.

After that, got tired of all that testing and started simply producing fake Antigen/PCR test results by editing the PDFs of previous tests, changing the date. My covid pass was bought on Telegram for 200 EUR. If you think I am bad, don’t care. I have the right to live my life. I have the right to manage my own health.

Give me one sole reason why I should ever have bothered with Covid; when I didn’t, and I am perfectly fine.

Your health is outsourced to the government. I don’t think you are going to live a longer or more prosperous life. It has never been in offer from the government.
 

I have been told Covid can cause issues with brain function ...

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13 hours ago, John Wright said:

 

Hi John,

What happened? 25 pages have just disappeared from this thread. The previous total count was 3249 rather than 3224. And there are still 15 replies per page. Thus, some replies must have disappeared.

Are replies being removed? Or there is some kind of malfunction?

I ask you because I don't know who is the administrator of the web site; but surely you do.

Kind regards

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17 hours ago, Hard Truth said:

Hi John,

What happened? 25 pages have just disappeared from this thread. The previous total count was 3249 rather than 3224. And there are still 15 replies per page. Thus, some replies must have disappeared.

Are replies being removed? Or there is some kind of malfunction?

I ask you because I don't know who is the administrator of the web site; but surely you do.

Kind regards

Surely it is obvious the moderator/s of this site aren't interested in even-handed discussion?

Note that Ian Kirk, vilified by this forums' 'keyboard warriors', in many cases as 'a loony' despite the opposite being true and his sterling and selfless work helping those genuinely in distress, was quietly and appropriately found 'not guilty' this week. And praised by the Deemster for his excellent self-defence. Not a loony in sight.. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-60944145

 

 

 

 

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First, it’s not our job to ensure even handedness. MF isn’t a public service broadcaster. It’s a platform.

Second, our job is to keep it legal. Not to act as common law editors.

Third, something went wrong last night. We’ve identified the posts set invisible, all belonging to one poster, we are working out how to restore. At present it’s a manual process.

Fourth, no Deemster was involved in Mr Kirk’s case.

17 hours ago, Hard Truth said:

Hi John,

What happened? 25 pages have just disappeared from this thread. The previous total count was 3249 rather than 3224. And there are still 15 replies per page. Thus, some replies must have disappeared.

Are replies being removed? Or there is some kind of malfunction?

I ask you because I don't know who is the administrator of the web site; but surely you do.

Kind regards

 

9 minutes ago, New Broom said:

Surely it is obvious the moderator/s of this site aren't interested in even-handed discussion?

Note that Ian Kirk, vilified by this forums' 'keyboard warriors', in many cases as 'a loony' despite the opposite being true and his sterling and selfless work helping those genuinely in distress, was quietly and appropriately found 'not guilty' this week. And praised by the Deemster for his excellent self-defence. Not a loony in sight.. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-60944145

 

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, John Wright said:

First, it’s not our job to ensure even handedness. MF isn’t a public service broadcaster. It’s a platform.

Thanks. I’m at a bit of loss as to what went on here. Have we been hacked/hijacked? 

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11 minutes ago, Len Trench said:

Thanks. I’m at a bit of loss as to what went on here. Have we been hacked/hijacked? 

No.

Some sort of internal error.

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21 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

Watch this, about China.

 

Dear Teapot

Thanks for pointing it out to us. Why we don’t make a list of those on this we site who supported the restrictions, and those who were opposed? And ask them how their opinion on the matter has evolved. Assuming they are honest enough to admit it.

In retrospective things will look different to what many people (even when well intentioned, rather than having an obvious political agenda) thought at the beginning of the Covid accident.

During the year in which this island shut its border to the UK, health related travel between the island and the UK dropped by 80%, according to IOM government figures.

The balance sheet of closing the border is absolutely negative even strictly within the realm of health related outcomes. And don’t forget all the other issues. Prosperity and freedom of choice count something.

People don’t die sooner than expected from Covid. Thy die of all the other illnesses.
 

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Who thinks todays hospital figures which actually detail why people are in and how many have contracted the virus in hospital are probably representative of the situation for quite some time?

Why on earth didn’t they make this information available months ago when people were asking for it?  Maybe the fear wouldn’t have been as great of people knew the truth.

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2 minutes ago, Youaintseenme said:

Who thinks todays hospital figures which actually detail why people are in and how many have contracted the virus in hospital are probably representative of the situation for quite some time?

Why on earth didn’t they make this information available months ago when people were asking for it?  Maybe the fear wouldn’t have been as great of people knew the truth.

Politics.

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