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The Debian Project https://www.debian.org/
Debian 8 Long Term Support reaching end-of-life firstname.lastname@example.org
July 9th, 2020 https://www.debian.org/News/2020/20200709
The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) Team hereby announces that Debian 8
"jessie" support has reached its end-of-life on June 30, 2020, five
years after its initial release on April 26, 2015.
Debian will not provide further security updates for Debian 8. A subset
of "jessie" packages will be supported by external parties. Detailed
information can be found at Extended LTS .
The LTS Team will prepare the transition to Debian 9 "stretch", which is
the current oldstable release. The LTS Team has taken over support from
the Security Team on July 6, 2020 while the final point update for
"stretch" will be released on July 18, 2020.
Debian 9 will also receive Long Term Support for five years after its
initial release with support ending on June 30, 2022. The supported
architectures remain amd64, i386, armel and armhf. In addition we are
pleased to announce, for the first time support will be extended to
include the arm64 architecture.
For further information about using "stretch" LTS and upgrading from
"jessie" LTS, please refer to LTS/Using .
Encouraging new statistics on Covid-19 mortality- it's low, like the flu.
It's the gospel from CDC, by the way... and they're really serious about their
numbers this time- now that they've collectively scared the carp out of everyone.
IOW it's been greatly overblown. But we're mostly all locked down anyway.
Horowitz: The CDC Confirms Remarkably Low Coronavirus Death Rate. Where is the Media?
Oh, let me answer that for you- counting all the ad revenues from pharmaceuticals?
(Some nice theme music, links at the bottom- to read this, my latest piece by...)
Here's another one for you to scoff at, probably not even read. Yes, another
'alternative viewpoint'. This MD doctor is a clear thinker and asks some really
Wow! Am I ever experiencing 'cognitive dissonance' as regards Covid-19. Nothing new-
it's been this way for me for months now. I instinctively distrust what the establishment
and the media are telling me, largely. OTOH I do see enough to judge that something 'real'
has indeed been unleashed and it is indeed selectively killing a lot of people, who never
deserved this! But importantly, it is not killing the vast majority of those exposed
My central concern all along has not been that this virus is going to get to me and either
sicken or kill me. Nope, I trust in the good state of health I am in, and that I still have a
pretty robust immune system. Rather, my greatest fear is that this is a vast psyop playing
out here- one that will lead to some very unpleasant consequences for us all! It is
being used as an excuse to intensify the major invasion of privacy triggered by 9-11-2001.
(See also "TIA" and "Carnivore", long since renamed and gone underground) The 'Patriot Act'
put a silver stake through the heart of personal liberties in the US, now Covid-19 fears
will be jacked up so as to put a silver bullet to the brain of what remains of our freedoms.
"Your papers, please" (or perhaps without the "please") conjures up images of the h3ll
the German people and citizens in overrun European countries went through during WWII.
Well, that is clearly and unarguably coming to America and the world very shortly.
It will start as a sort of 'vac***ation' passport without which people will be close to
locked down- no access to businesses, no travel, banished from the public square, etc.
Resisters will eventually find themselves virtually under permanent house arrest.
BTW that 'passport' comes through a needle, loosely speaking- actually, a form of
'patch' with a large array of dissolvable micro-needles which leave a permanent, uniquely
identifiable 'brand' on the person receiving it- this is really no different from the tattoos
the Germans applied (also to the arms) of inmates in their concentration camps in WWII.
Invisible, granted, like invisible ink, but easily machine readable using a smart phone
with the appropriate app installed.
I'll no doubt be one in the 'arrest' category. For privacy reasons, I will not be going along
with any snooping masquerading as 'contact tracing'. Further, I am prepared to defend
to the death my bodily autonomy and integrity against any and all unwanted/unneeded
'medical interventions'. In the fullness of time, this may be the ultimate reason for my
untimely death, defending myself against just such an attack. Yes, I absolutely do
believe it is only a matter of time before any remaining pockets of resistance will be
put down through violent home invasions! Wish I didn't have to believe that, but all
the facts point clearly in that direction. Short of some form of popular uprising
(Highly unlikely!) that is where we appear headed. Only a matter of time now...
In the meantime, I meekly go along with the current masking regime, although I see
a strong underlying futility in this masquerade. Heh! It's a pretty virulent foe we deal
with, the 'invisible enemy' that is Covid- but our real foe goes largely unrecognized by
a great majority of my countrymen. That would be the vicious control freaks who are
really pulling our strings collectively. People are such sheep! They are blind to what is
happening all around us, under our noses. Our national medical policy is being run by
powerful corporations, led and financed by someone with lots of money, no formal
medical training whatsoever, and a confirmed, undeniable belief in major reduction in
the global human population. Eugenics, anyone? Bah humbug! I do not like where
we are headed...
Leon Russell - This Masquerade
George Benson This Masquerade
Carpenters This Masquerade