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James McNeill Whistler Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville 1865

 

EU Threatens To Block Covid Vaccine Exports Amid AstraZeneca Shortfall (G.)
COVID19 Has Cost Global Workers $3.7 Trillion In Lost Earnings – ILO (G.)
House Delivers Impeachment Article To Senate (ZH)
Joe Biden On Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial: ‘It Has To Happen’ (G.)
Sen. Leahy To Preside Over Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial (JTN)
Democrats Have Released A Roadmap To One-Party Rule (RCP)
Poll: Trump ‘Patriot Party’ Would Win 23% Of Voters, Drop GOP To Third (JTN)
Democrat Sens. Manchin, Sinema Won’t Back Elimination Of The Filibuster (JTN)
Janet Yellen Confirmed As Treasury Secretary (Axios)
Twitter Launches Birdwatch, A Wikipedia-Style Approach To Fight Misinformation (F.)
Ex-CIA Engineer Tells Judge He’s Incarcerated Like An Animal (Ind.)
Leon Black To Step Down From Apollo Global After Epstein Investigation (F.)
Flying Blind (Jim Kunstler)
Let Nuke Plants Run for 100 Years? (CP)

 

 

We passed 100 million cases overnight.

 

 

And off to the bullfight we go. Still not a word on HCQ, ivermectin or even vitamin D. Is it really just incompetence?

EU Threatens To Block Covid Vaccine Exports Amid Astrazeneca Shortfall (G.)

The EU has threatened to block exports of coronavirus vaccines to countries outside the bloc such as Britain, after AstraZeneca was accused of failing to give a satisfactory explanation for a huge shortfall of promised doses to member states. The pharmaceutical company’s new distribution plans were said to be “unacceptable” after it “surprisingly” informed the European commission on Friday that there would be significant shortfalls on the original schedule. The EU has been due to receive 100m doses in the first quarter of this year. But it is feared that the bloc will only receive half of that despite making large advance purchases ahead of authorisation of the vaccine by the European medicines agency.

In a heated call with AstraZeneca’s chief executive, Pascal Soriot, on Monday, the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, said the company must live up to its contractual obligations. The EMA is expected to authorise the vaccine by the end of this week. Von der Leyen’s spokesperson said: “She made it clear that she expects AstraZeneca to deliver on the contractual arrangements foreseen in the advance purchasing agreement. “She reminded Mr Soriot that the EU has invested significant amounts in the company up front precisely to ensure that production is ramped up even before the conditional market authorisation is delivered by the European Medicines Agency. “Of course, production issues can appear with the complex vaccine, but we expect the company to find solutions and to exploit all possible flexibilities to deliver swiftly.”

The EU’s health commissioner, Stella Kyriakides, made a televised statement to express her frustration at the company’s behaviour, warning that the answers so far provided had not been satisfactory. Late on Monday evening following discussions with executives representing the pharmaceutical company, Kyriakides tweeted: “Discussions with AstraZeneca today resulted in dissatisfaction with the lack of clarity and insufficient explanations. “EU member states are united: vaccine developers have societal and contractual responsibilities they need to uphold. “With our member states, we have requested from [Astrazeneca] a detailed planning of vaccine deliveries and when distribution will take place to member states. Another meeting will be convened on Wednesday to discuss the matter further.”

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On the bright side, at least we know where those trillions are. Safely in the hands of Bezos, Musk et al.

COVID19 Has Cost Global Workers $3.7 Trillion In Lost Earnings – ILO (G.)

The economic blow from Covid-19 has cost workers around the world $3.7tn (£2.7tn) in lost earnings, after the pandemic wiped out four times the number of working hours lost in the 2008 financial crisis, according to the UN’s labour body. The International Labour Organization (ILO) said women and younger workers had borne the brunt of job losses and reductions in hours, and warned that people in sectors hardest-hit by the crisis – such as hospitality and retail – risked being left behind when the economy recovers. Sounding the alarm that entrenched levels of inequality risked becoming a defining feature of the economic rebound from Covid-19, the Geneva-based agency said that governments around the world needed to take urgent action to support those at the heart of the storm.

In its annual analysis of the global jobs market, it said 8.8% of working hours were lost in 2020 relative to the end of 2019, equivalent to 255m full-time jobs. This is approximately four times bigger than the damage suffered by workers as a consequence of the 2008-9 financial crisis. These “massive losses” resulted in an 8.3% decline in global labour income, before government support measures are included, according to the ILO, equivalent to $3.7tn in earnings – about 4.4% of global GDP. Women have been more affected than men by the disruption to the jobs market, with female workers more likely to drop out of work altogether and stop looking for a new job. Younger workers have also been particularly hard hit, either losing jobs, dropping out of the labour force or delaying the search for a first job.

The ILO said there were some encouraging signs of recovery at the start of 2021 as the Covid-19 vaccine is gradually deployed around the world. However, it still estimated the continuing economic fallout would lead to a 3% loss of working hours globally in 2021 compared with the end of 2019, equivalent to 90m full-time jobs. In a pessimistic scenario, which assumes slow progress on vaccination, working hours would fall by 4.6% this year, while on an optimistic path the world economy would still lose 1.3% of working hours.

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They’re so hungry for blood they can’t see how ridiculous they look.

House Delivers Impeachment Article To Senate (ZH)

The House delivered its single impeachment article against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, setting the stage for a February 8 trial. Just three Senate Republicans were present during the formal delivery of the article; Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney and Roger Marshall. Senators will get sworn in as jurors on Tuesday, according to a previous statement by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), while both the impeachment managers who will argue the House Democrats’ case, and Trump’s defense team, will have time to draft and file legal briefs, according to CNBC. “The managers, headed by lead manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., carried the article across the Capitol to the Senate on Monday in masked pairs as part of a formal procession. As Raskin read the charge against Trump, a smattering of senators wearing face coverings looked on from within the chamber.” -CNBC

Ironically, Trump – the only president to be impeached twice by the House – is unlikely to be convicted according to none other than President Biden, who told CNN he believed the outcome would be different if Trump had six months left in office – but that he doubts the required 17 GOP senators will vote to convict. Which begs the question if the entire exercise is moot, then why do it as it will only further polarize the already deeply divided US society and certainly not help the “unity” that Biden is allegedly striving to achieve. Trump was charged by the House with incitement of insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan. 6 by, as House Democrats claim, ‘falsely claiming that widespread election fraud cost him the 2020 election,’ and then encouraging his supporters to show up and challenge the electoral college count.

According to the article, Trump “threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government,” and “thereby betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”

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Twitter comment:

“DC will stay under military occupation while the opposition leader is put on trial..”

Joe Biden On Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial: ‘It Has To Happen’ (G.)

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump “has to happen”, Joe Biden told CNN on Monday. While acknowledging the effect it could have on his agenda, the president said there would be “a worse effect if it didn’t happen”. Biden said he didn’t think enough Republican senators would vote for impeachment to convict, though he also said the outcome might well have been different if Trump had had six months left in his term. “The Senate has changed since I was there, but it hasn’t changed that much,” Biden said. The US House on Monday delivered its article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, setting the stage for Trump’s second impeachment trial and the first ever Senate trial of a former US president.


Trump has been charged with inciting the attack on the US Capitol on 6 January, when an assault by a violent pro-Trump mob lead to the deaths of five people. Monday’s delivery and formal reading of the charge marks the opening of the trial, although arguments are set to start the week of 8 February. Republicans and Democrats last week agreed to a two-week delay to the start of the proceedings to allow both sides to prepare arguments and give senators a fortnight to negotiate vital legislation to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus and consider Biden’s cabinet appointments. Following Trump’s impeachment in the House on 13 January, Biden had said he hoped senators would “deal with their constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation”.

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Judge, jury and henchman. Where’s the impartiality? Isn’t that required in a trial?

Sen. Leahy To Preside Over Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial (JTN)

Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy is presiding over the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Trump in the Democratic-led Senate, the lawmakers announced in a statement on Monday. Chief Justice John Roberts presided over the first impeachment trial against Trump, which centered on his phone conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, in which he brought up Hunter Biden’s work with a Ukrainian gas company while his father, Joe Biden, was U.S. vice president. Leahy, the new Senate president pro tempore, voted in favor of convicting Trump on both articles of impeachment during the first trial against Trump in February 2020. Trump was ultimately acquitted by the Republican-led Senate.


“The president pro tempore has historically presided over Senate impeachment trials of non-presidents. When presiding over an impeachment trial, the president pro tempore takes an additional special oath to do impartial justice according to the Constitution and the laws,” Leahy said in a statement on Monday. “It is an oath that I take extraordinarily seriously.” Leahy also said he considers holding the president pro tempore position “one of the highest honors and most serious responsibilities” of his political career. “When I preside over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, I will not waver from my constitutional and sworn obligations to administer the trial with fairness, in accordance with the Constitution and the laws,” he said.

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“Mark Zuckerberg alone poured $419 million into this scheme.”

Democrats Have Released A Roadmap To One-Party Rule (RCP)

The Democrats appear intent on instituting one-party rule in the United States. They’re trying to use the U.S. Capitol riots as an excuse to criminalize dissent and banish conservative voices from the public sphere, and at the same time they’re hoping to use their temporary, razor-thin majority in Congress to rewrite the rules governing our elections in a way designed to keep the Democratic Party entrenched in power for decades to come. In the House, Democrats have revived sweeping election reform legislation that died in the Senate during the previous session, perhaps hoping they can browbeat enough Republicans into going along with them. If that happens, the “Grand Old Party” of Abraham Lincoln might as well disband, because Republicans would never have any hope of regaining a congressional majority or controlling the White House under the rules that HR 1 would put in place.

Although the Constitution explicitly places state legislatures in charge of managing federal elections, HR 1 seeks to use the power of the purse to bludgeon the states into conforming to a centralized system pioneered in California and other deep-blue states. Congress can’t technically compel the states to change their voting laws, but seasoned politicians know that the states have become dependent on federal money to run their elections, and can’t afford to pick up the tab themselves. To make matters worse, HR 1 declares that Congress possesses “ultimate supervisory power over Federal elections” — an extraordinary usurpation of governmental authority that the Founders specifically assigned to the states. The 2020 election witnessed private interests dictating the manner in which the election was conducted in the nation’s urban cores.

Mark Zuckerberg alone poured $419 million into this scheme. The goal of centralizing power in the hands of the federal government has long been at the heart of liberal politics, and this legislation demonstrates why. HR 1 would codify the very practices — many of them currently illegal in most states — that created widespread irregularities in the 2020 elections and contributed greatly to public mistrust of the electoral process. In 2020, state and local officials used the COVID-19 pandemic as justification to ignore or deliberately violate state election laws. If HR 1 is enacted, they won’t need any such excuse in 2022 because the states will have no choice but to implement policies such as legalized ballot harvesting, early voting, and universal mail-in voting, as well as repeal of voter ID laws, signature-matching laws, and other ballot security measures.

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Democrats’ wet dream.

Poll: Trump ‘Patriot Party’ Would Win 23% Of Voters, Drop GOP To Third (JTN)

A hypothetical “Patriot Party” led by former President Donald Trump would win the support of almost a quarter — 23% — of the electorate, bumping the GOP down to third place with just 17%, according to a new Just the News poll with Scott Rasmussen. The startling survey result comes amid reports that Senate Republican support for convicting Trump in an impeachment trial is fast eroding. A Trump third party could provoke a pivotal realignment in American politics. With the support of 46% of registered voters in the new poll, Democrats would reap the benefits of a fractured opposition and entrench themselves as the nation’s dominant party — even without majority support.

Among “very conservative” voters — who make up a disproportionately large bloc within the Republican primary electorate — a Trump Patriot Party crushes the GOP 55%-24%. Should Trump remain in the GOP, his wide lead among these highly motivated voters affords him great leverage to influence the direction of the party by wielding the threat of conservative primary challenges against establishment Republicans ill at ease with the former president’s combative brew of conservatism infused with populism and nationalism. Despite Trump’s outperformance in 2020 of recent GOP presidential candidates among minorities, African-American and Hispanic voters effectively split evenly between the GOP and a Patriot Party in the the new poll.

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Move the goalposts.

Democrat Sens. Manchin, Sinema Won’t Back Elimination Of The Filibuster (JTN)

Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema will not back the elimination of the filibuster. “I do not support doing away with the filibuster under any condition. It’s not who I am,” West Virginia’s Manchin said on Monday, according to The Hill. “If I haven’t said it very plain, maybe Sen. McConnell hasn’t understood, I want to basically say it for you. That I will not vote in this Congress, that’s two years, right? I will not vote” to alter the filibuster, the senator said in an interview on Monday, according to Politico. Sinema of Arizona is also unwilling to support nixing the filibuster. According to the Washington Post, a Sinema spokesperson said that the lawmaker is “against eliminating the filibuster, and she is not open to changing her mind about eliminating the filibuster.” “The Senate filibuster has evolved over the course of its history into a de facto supermajority requirement, necessitating 60 votes to end debate and advance legislation,” according to the Post.

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Vicious circles: as Fed president, she lowered interest rates, which as Treasury Secretary she can now use to excuse “acting big”.

Janet Yellen Confirmed As Treasury Secretary (Axios)

The Senate voted 84-15 to confirm Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary on Monday. Yellen is the first woman to serve as Treasury secretary, a Cabinet position that will be crucial in helping steer the country out of the pandemic-induced economic crisis. Yellen previously served as the first female chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton and the first female chair of the Federal Reserve under President Obama. Her confirmation as Treasury secretary makes her the first person to have held all three economic power positions in the federal government. Yellen told senators during her confirmation hearings that her immediate focus would be pandemic relief. With her confirmation, she can immediately start negotiating and working with Congress to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal.


“The damage has been sweeping, and as the President-elect said last Thursday, our response must be, too,” Yellen said last week. Yellen also endorsed Biden’s tax reform plan in her testimony, but she said the administration’s top legislative priority would be economic stimulus, with infrastructure not too far behind. “The focus right now is on providing relief and on helping families keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, and not on raising taxes.” “Neither the president-elect nor I propose this relief package without an appreciation for the country’s debt burden. But right now, with interest rates at historic lows, the smartest thing we can do is act big.”

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Big Bird is watching you.

Twitter Launches Birdwatch, A Wikipedia-Style Approach To Fight Misinformation (F.)

In a significant attempt to overhaul how it moderates content, Twitter on Monday unveiled Birdwatch, a pilot program to crowdsource fact-checks to combat misinformation. Birdwatch will allow regular users, called “Birdwatchers,” to identify tweets they think have misinformation and write notes with more information and context, which is similar to Wikipedia, where registered volunteers write, update and edit articles for accuracy. Anyone can apply to be a Birdwatcher, and the only requirements are a valid phone number, email and no recent violations of Twitter’s rules. Birdwatch notes will appear beneath a tweet, and in an effort to prevent people from gaming the system, Birdwatchers will be able to rate the effectiveness of each note, impacting the note’s ranking.

The program is currently a pilot, and is only available via a separate website, but eventually the company wants to expand Birdwatch to the rest of Twitter. During the pilot, Twitter said it wants to focus on making Birdwatch “resistant to manipulation attempts and ensure “it isn’t dominated by a simple majority or biased based on its distribution of contributors.” “We believe this approach has the potential to respond quickly when misleading information spreads, adding context that people trust and find valuable. Eventually we aim to make notes visible directly on Tweets for the global Twitter audience, when there is consensus from a broad and diverse set of contributors,” Twitter Vice President Keith Coleman said in a blog post.

Twitter has long been under pressure to prevent misinformation from spreading on its platform. But it wasn’t until this year that the company took more aggressive action. Twitter fact-checked tweets from former president Donald Trump and other politicians about Covid-19, mail-in voting and the election results. Those labels linked to news organizations or other institutions offering credible information. The social network eventually banned Trump entirely, citing tweets that could incite more violence following the Capitol riot. The intention of Birdwatch, though, is to expand those efforts beyond “circumstances where something breaks our rules or receives widespread public attention,” Coleman said.

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Gitmo in Manhattan.

“Schulte has been in solitary confinement and not been outdoors in over two years..”

“Schulte’s filthy cell, the size of a parking space, is infested with rodents, rodent droppings, cockroaches and mold and there is no heating, air conditioning or functioning plumbing..”

Ex-CIA Engineer Tells Judge He’s Incarcerated Like An Animal (Ind.)

A former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says it’s cruel and unusual punishment that he’s awaiting trial in solitary confinement, housed in a vermin-infested cell of a jail unit where inmates are treated like “caged animals ” Joshua Schulte, 32, has asked a Manhattan federal judge to force the federal Bureau of Prisons to improve conditions at the Metropolitan Correction Center, where he has been held for over two years under highly restrictive conditions usually reserved for terrorism defendants. In court papers Tuesday, Schulte maintained he is held in conditions “below that of impoverished persons living in third world countries.” “It is barbaric and inhumane to lock human beings into boxes for years and years — it is a punishment worse than death,” the court filing said.

Last year, a jury deadlocked on espionage charges alleging that Schulte stole a massive trove of the agency’s hacking tools and gave it to the organization that publishes news leaks. He was convicted of lesser charges of contempt of court and making false statements. He is scheduled for another trial on espionage charges in June in what was said to be the largest leak in CIA history involving classified information. Afterward, he faces a separate trial on child pornography charges. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. In his 20s, Schulte, originally from Lubbock, Texas, worked as a coder at the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, where digital sleuths design computer code to spy on foreign adversaries.

The so-called Vault 7 leak published in March 2017 by WikiLeaks revealed how the CIA hacked Apple and Android smartphones in overseas spying operations and efforts to turn internet-connected televisions into listening devices. After a yearlong probe, investigators blamed Schulte, who had already left the agency after falling out with colleagues and supervisors and moved to New York City to work at a news agency. At trial, a prosecutor called the leaks “devastating to national security.” A defense lawyer said the materials could have been accessed and stolen by hundreds of people. Juror Alexis Anthony said she never thought the evidence was strong enough to convict Schulte of espionage-related charges.

According to the court papers, Schulte has been in solitary confinement and not been outdoors in over two years under special administrative measures designed to severely restrict an inmate’s communications and interactions with others. Prosecutors say the measures are necessary after Schulte tried to leak even more classified information using a contraband cellphone that had been smuggled into the jail. They said he declared an “information war” and was “prepared to burn down the United States government.” Schulte’s filthy cell, the size of a parking space, is infested with rodents, rodent droppings, cockroaches and mold and there is no heating, air conditioning or functioning plumbing, the court papers said, while sunlight is blocked by a blacked out window. Television access is permitted for one hour per week.

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“Black paid Epstein a stunning $158 million in fees for services..”

Leon Black To Step Down From Apollo Global After Epstein Investigation (F.)

Leon Black, the billionaire co-founder of private equity giant Apollo Global Management, will be stepping down from his role as CEO of the $433 billion in assets firm. Black, who will remain as chairman, will be replaced by co-founder Marc Rowan by mid-year. The announcement of changed leadership came on Monday evening as Apollo released findings of an investigation directed by its board of directors into Black’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the deceased financier who was criminally charged with human trafficking in 2019. Apollo said its investigation, conducted by law firm Dechert, found “no evidence that Mr. Black was involved in any way with Mr. Epstein’s criminal activities at any time.”

However, the report did show that Black paid Epstein a stunning $158 million in fees for services, loaned him over $30 million in loans and made a $10 million donation to Epstein’s charity, all figures that are multiples of what was previously reported. While the changing of guard atop one of the world’s largest private equity firms was characterized as part of its succession planning—Black is turning 70 this year and has been one of Wall Street’s most feared dealmakers for decades—it is also a maneuver by Apollo to move past well over a year of Epstein-related questions, which have slowed the firm’s growth, sunk its stock at times, and been a troubling mystery for its investors.

Black is the most prominent Wall Street A-lister connected to Epstein, a disgraced financier who was convicted and jailed for sex trafficking charges in 2008. After a Miami Herald investigation into Epstein in 2018, it was revealed that his trafficking operation was far greater than the public had known due to a sweetheart deal he cut with Florida prosecutors. The Herald found Epstein’s alleged trafficking was international and included numerous victims who came forward with allegations. The investigation, which won reporter Julia K. Brown a Pulitzer prize, caused prosecutors to reopen their investigations of Epstein, and exposed deep ties between Epstein, Wall Street power players like Black and well connected politicians and heads of state.

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“There will be plenty of work for former professors of Intersectionality in the sorghum fields.”

Flying Blind (Jim Kunstler)

Growing food and getting it to markets is the most critical activity. Poor Bill Gates, addled by his fortune, has bought up something like a quarter-million acres of farmland. His grandiosity prompts him to believe he can organize farming on the super-giant scale — Walmart for corn and turnips. Nothing could be further from the real coming trend: a reduction of scale and scope of farming and of the distribution supply lines that serve it. Poor Bill doesn’t seem to realize that the oil-and-gas-based “inputs” (fertilizers, pesticides) won’t be there for him, nor will the million-dollar diesel-powered combines. Nor the trucking industry. He could do more good for mankind getting into the mule business. (He won’t. Lacks razzle-dazzle.)

The transition between the old giant agri-biz model of farming and the emergent system of small-scaled farms based on human and animal labor will be arduous and disorderly in the early going. A lot of people will miss a lot of meals, and you know what that means. Working on a farm will be one way to make sure you get enough to eat. But also consider all the businesses that have to be created from scratch on the local level to serve the logistics of farming. You are already seeing many food products unavailable in the supermarkets. That will become more distressingly obvious in the disorders of 2021. When food deliveries to the supermarkets get really spotty, the farmers’ markets will not just be for schmoozing over lattes and almond croissants.

For those perhaps not paying attention, Covid-19 has destroyed what remains of education, especially the public school system. It was already moribund, waiting to crash, reduced to a pension racket for teachers. Going forward, the money won’t be there to operate these giant centralized schools and their yellow buses (while paying out pensions). The virus has kick-started exactly the kind of home-schooling pod system (several families combining) that can be reorganized into small-scale schooling for people who want it. People who don’t want it can move into their future without knowing how to read or do arithmetic. We’ll finally get a good test of the noble savage hypothesis. As for the colleges and universities, their business models are toast. They’ll be downscaling and shuttering as far ahead as the eye can see. Whatever remains will be more like finishing schools for neo-medieval ladies and gentlemen — and, by the way, the distinction between men and women will be reestablished. Why? Because reality insists on it. There will be plenty of work for former professors of Intersectionality in the sorghum fields.

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“..when they began being built were not seen as running for more than 40 years because of radioactivity embrittling metal parts and otherwise causing safety problems..”

Let Nuke Plants Run for 100 Years? (CP)

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a “public meeting” last week on what it titled “Development of Guidance Documents To Support License Renewal For 100 Years Of Plant Operation.” Comments from the “public” were strongly opposed to the NRC’s desire for it to let nuclear power plants run for a century. “I request you pause and consider before you go ahead on this reckless path,” testified Michel Lee, chairman of the New York-based Council on Energy & Conservation Policy. “Our position and that of our constituents is a resounding no,” declared Paul Gunter, director of the Reactor Oversight Project at the national organization Beyond Nuclear.

“It’s time to stop this whole nuke con job,” said Erica Grey, nuclear issues chair of the Virginia Sierra Club. There is “no solution” to dealing with nuclear waste, she said. It is “unethical to continue to make the most toxic waste known to mankind.” And, “renewable energy” with solar and wind “can power the world.” Jan Boudart, a board member of the Chicago-based Nuclear Energy Information Service, spoke, too, of the lack of consideration of nuclear waste. Cited was the higher likelihood of accidents with plants permitted to run for 100 years. Whether the NRC—often called the Nuclear Rubberstamp Commission—listens is highly unlikely considering its record of rubberstamping whatever has been sought by other nuclear promoters in government and the nuclear industry.

Nuclear power plants when they began being built were not seen as running for more than 40 years because of radioactivity embrittling metal parts and otherwise causing safety problems. So operating licenses were limited to 40 years. But with the major decline of nuclear power—the U.S. is down to 94 plants from a high of 129 and only two are now under construction—the nuclear promoters in the U.S. government and nuclear industry are pushing to let nuclear power plants run for 100 years to somehow keep nuclear power going.

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    James McNeill Whistler Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville 1865   • EU Threatens To Block Covid Vaccine Exports Amid AstraZeneca Shortfall (G.)
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle January 26 2021]

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    V. Arnold
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    James McNeill Whistler Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville 1865

    I remember days at the beach which looked remarkably similar; wonderful memories………..

    #68850
    Basseterre Kitona
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    And off to the bullfight we go. Still not a word on HCQ, ivermectin or even vitamin D. Is it really just incompetence?

    Not incompetence. The elites hates us and want many of us dead. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if they are intentionally doing these things to make us suffer & die. We are knee deep in world war III but instead of nation states fighting it is the elites against everyone as they desperately try to consolidate power.

    Anyhow, nice to see the daily virus number back up top. And glad to see that we are up to 99.6 mild cases. And deaths are down to 3%. Remember when it was over 10% and rising? Clearly the outbreak has improved a lot in the past year.

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    Dr. D
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    “EU Drops Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s ‘Interim President’”

    Because it was unbelievably stupid and embarrassing. That won’t stop the U.S. though. When they run out of new lows, they start digging.

    “”Greatest Rise in Inequality Ever”: The Last 6 Months Saw Sharpest Rise In US Poverty In Half-Century:
    Oxfam is calling it evidence of the “greatest rise in inequality since records began.”

    Yes, totally predictable, well-planned and published beforehand. Just the 5 top billionaires got half a trillion – minimum – while 500 million was stolen from the people. This is your Covid. Happy yet, or do you want more?

    “…People lose homes. People lose jobs. People lose retirement savings, people lose pensions. You know what I hate about fucking banking? It reduces people to numbers. Here’s a number – for every 1% unemployment goes up, 40,000 people die, did you know that?” — The Big Short

    Aaaaaaand you’ve now killed more people than if you’d done nothing. And ended all human rights forever. Congratulations. Now who could have seen that coming? Since they’ve been writing about it for decades.

    Getting outplayed is one thing. But when a guy says, “It’s easy for us to provoke and bait this administration. We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. … All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al Qaeda, in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits for their private corporations,” and you are a long time CIA asset called Bin Laden. And the same CIA puts on the stupid face and can’t figure out their game plan, well that’s totally different. Because it’s NOT AN ACCIDENT.

    This gentleman of top-tier Saudi royalty, paid and trained by MI6, CIA, and Israel then continued: “And it all shows that the real loser is you,” he said. “It is the American people and their economy.” Huh. Couldn’t figure it out.

    And so with the largest transfer of wealth, power, and life-and-death in human history. They told you to your face. You denied it. The plan they wrote is not their plan. The outcomes they proposed are not the outcomes they wanted. Here we are. Did you make the most money in human history from this, fighting them and picking their pockets, or are you under house arrest, out of options, all human rights removed?

    They’re printing $1T a quarter and doubling again. Bitcoin went from $4k to $40k. A $1,000 loan from 5 friends at work would get you $10,000 and all you had to do was believe what they told you they they were intending to do. To admit they were planning on destroying the economy, printing money and handing it to themselves. Nor is BTC anywhere near a great win right now: there are far better and more to come.

    I can’t help with some things like Covid because that requires other people to stop lying, stop tolerating lies, stop supporting liars and chuck them out, but there are things you can do. Do them.

    “”Nothing has fueled the abuse of government power in the last 20 years like the War on Terrorism,” — former Congressman Ron Paul

    As we said the day it happened. 20 years later they’re still in denial and it’s still a big mystery, a “conspiracy,” even, that rich powerful people like riches and power and act to acquire the riches and power they desire. From you. That means they’re going to pass an anti-patriot act that works against people who believe in rights, free speech, sovereignty, due process, and property rights.

    “Facebook Bans Left Parties Without Explanation.” — Dore

    “Mark Zuckerberg alone poured $419 million into this scheme.”
    Democrats Have Released a Roadmap to One-Party Rule (RCP)”

    And a Democratic Progressive Socialist Worker’s Party that is the total merger of Corporation and State with Social overtones. What do we call this system?

    Just like they made it illegal not to be a Democrat, first on Facebook, banning 5 MILLION walk away left Democrats, THEN starting proceedings to remove all Republican Congressmen and arrest Republicans nationwide. IT’S NOT THE RIGHT THEY’RE AFTER, you silly people: It’s YOU. You’re Next. Anyone who isn’t paid-in blood-money-funnel establishment. And that’s the LEFT, the Progressives, any few remaining who are pro-worker, pro-health care, and anti-war.

    “assault by a violent pro-Trump mob lead to the deaths of five people.”

    Two by heart attack and one by suicide. Tricky tricky those mobs. Oh and one by the police. So the criminality is that Babbit is responsible for her own death? That’s a serious crime. That leaves one death by fire extinguisher. Considering D.C. is a violent s—thole, it was probably the least deadly day of the whole year.

    But go on, I find it hilarious. You know what happens when there’s impeachment? A Defense. The kind that presents evidence that was recently declassified and puts it in the Federal Register. Same with Dominion. Know what happens, good Dominion sirs when you sue a mayor and former top prosecutor? “Discovery”, look it up. So, thanks! They think this will work with corrupt judges and justice system, but look at the last impeachment: sure brought up ol’ Hunter in the Ukraine, didn’t it? Now that’s consensus reality, all America knows it thanks to THEM.

    “Black paid Epstein a stunning $158 million in fees for services..”

    There’s no blackmail. There’s no trafficking. That’s all conspiracy. All 2.1 million federal workers are pure as the driven snow. Just ask them: They’re the Federal Judiciary.

    “Poll: Trump ‘Patriot Party’ Would Win 23% Of Voters, Drop GOP To Third (JTN)”

    Hardly matter as we will never have elections again.

    Yellen says the world-ending problem is the debt. That’s why we need to “Act Big” and add trillions more debt. Per quarter. Almost like they expect a “Great Reset” where creditors make off with all the assets and you’ll own nothing. You’ll like or else we’ll get you fired from your job and arrested for being at a rally. Any rally.

    #68854
    zerosum
    Participant

    VARIANT
    When will the name be changed to VARIANT?
    Without a proper scientific explanation, of how VARIANT can get around the world so fast and get into the senior population, all that we hear is “people to people transmission”. Even with the help of “tracking”, the answer is still “dhuuuuu”.
    ———-
    No more lies
    “vaccine developers have societal and contractual responsibilities they need to uphold”
    hahahah
    Show me the money
    Still not a word on HCQ, ivermectin or even vitamin D.

    ———
    KANGAROO TRIAL
    the trial “a moot point” because it could not result in Trump being removed from office. Calling a trial “stupid” and “counterproductive”,
    https://cicilline.house.gov/sites/cicilline.house.gov/files/documents/ARTICLES%20-%20Final%201030%20-%20011121.pdf
    Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high
    crimes and misdemeanors.
    The witness need to be the dozens of people that have been charge with rioting and convicted OF INCITEMENT AND INSURRECTION
    DHuuuuu
    I dare you to identify those convicted of rioting, and insurrection on Capitol Hill.
    —–
    “That leaves one death by fire extinguisher”
    FACT CHECK:
    I read that he died in the hospital, from a blood cloth in the brain

    #68856
    madamski
    Participant

    A sign of our times is how we ever beg the question: are they too stupid to know they’re evil or too evil to know they’re stupid?

    Answer: we are foolish at best to believe that a tiny per cent of a per cent of a percent of an 8-billion human population can manage that population’s affairs in ways that are merely stupid or evil rather than an indisinguishable froth of both stupid and evil.

    ^&*

    However, stupid multiplied times stupid seems as productive of evil as stupid multiplied times evil:

    ” “It’s time to stop this whole nuke con job,” said Erica Grey, nuclear issues chair of the Virginia Sierra Club. There is “no solution” to dealing with nuclear waste, she said. It is “unethical to continue to make the most toxic waste known to mankind.” And, “renewable energy” with solar and wind “can power the world.” ”

    No, renewable energy can’t, and actually, micro<>nano-scale plastic particles, as well as good old greenhouse hasses, seem to be doing plenty of damage without significant isotope decay lasting centuries or millennia.

    $%^

    Escape to the Frozen North…… with modern amenities and soft polyester clothing.

    #68857
    kultsommer
    Participant

    Massive amount talk about “broken supply chain”, “failure to provide enough”…etc. about something that will not make a dent in mandate to wear masks, keep the distance or anything that we’re required to do in 2020.

    Dawn of an abstract art, where an artist got that sudden urge, but also a fight with realization that painting does not have to have a narrative, beautifully rendered detail, play of light and shadow or anything representative. Then he got “scared” and added a figure, Banksy-like stencil. Really like an afterthought.

    #68858
    sumac.carol
    Participant

    Schulte -another brave and beautiful soul buried alive for shining light on ugly truth.

    Yes, I too wonder when TPTB lose control of the covid cure narrative. Here’s a link to an international study suggesting cruciferous foods and fermented foods seem to be associated with lower mortality rates from covid.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdfdirect/10.1111/all.14549?download=true

    Re Kunstler and small farm movement: no one “small” could afford to jump in at this point. Gates and his like have bid land prices thru the roof. We’re more likely imho to end up in the “everyone is a serf working on the Lord’s land” scenario.

    #68859
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    The hot topic in my neighborhood: “Did you get your vaccine yet? No? You need to go to such-n-such a website and make a reservation. I’ll send you the link.” Later that day, “Oh, that site doesn’t work anymore, now it’s all being consolidated at another location. Etc. Etc.”

    From what I’ve seen, the whole “vaccine” rollout process has been pure chaos since it started. Everyone in my circle who’s been “lucky’ enough to get one is showing off their band-aid like it was a gold star from teacher. When they ask me if I got mine yet I always respond that “I plan on being the last one in line.” “Why is that?”, they ask. “Because I’ve watched this whole pandemic process play out since last January, and I absolutely don’t trust Big Pharma and their so-called vaccines.” That’s when they get a most peculiar look on their face and I expect at any second Agent Smith is going to pop out of their skull and haul me off for interrogation.

    How do you have a discussion with such people, who turn on the TV first thing in the morning to find out the reality-of-the-day and their role in it? What I’ve learned is that you don’t. Every time I make the attempt I’m reminded of Morpheus’ words to Neo during the “Red Dress” training program:

    “You have to understand that most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.”

    And as you are all aware by now, this problem exists in every topic that is a priority on the establishment’s domestic and foreign policy agenda. The public brainwashing is so intense that any dissent is looked upon as either a form of insanity or a personal attack.

    #68860
    straightwalker
    Participant

    @kultsommer
    Good observation! Though there’s nothing wrong with narrative in painting, if it was there from the beginning (in the motivation).

    @madamski

    It is maddening.
    @maxwell quest
    I’ve had a number of those experiences. It hurts to be rejected as an equal human being, even allowing for the fear and misinformation behind the snap reaction. It’s hard not to respond in kind, especially when you are the stronger. Some people are good at that. I’m still learning.

    #68861
    Noirette
    Participant

    Ilargi: And off to the bullfight we go. Still not a word on HCQ, ivermectin or even vitamin D. Is it really just incompetence?

    Agnes Buzyn, ex- French Min. of Health, has admitted that in Jan 2020, more precisely as from Dec. 2019 (she read a blogger in English, she claims!) that she foresaw the tsunami that was to come (direct quote) re. Cov-19. She lied to the public, was reassuring, she confessed, in her mea culpa.

    In Jan-Feb 2020 her public messaging was “There is NO danger to French ppl” – implying that the nasty disease is only ravaging *foreigners*, in China, whatever..

    She quit / was terminated on 16 Feb 2020, facing a serious complaint from 600 or so doctors in France.

    This admission, confession, came in March 2020, in public, on MSM, after her dismissal.

    ______backtrack

    On 13 Jan 2020 Buzyn put hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil in F, over-the-counter med) on the F list of vénémeux (poisonous) substances. (“Liste II.”)

    I.e. Not banned, but mandates strict surveillance as to prescribers (Docs, other qualifications), dose amounts, follow-up, etc. The request to do so must have been actioned in December 2019 or v. early Jan as a medical board has to conduct a review and lodge an opinion, the Min. of Health can’t, alone, decree such.

    ———-

    I read in this story a Min. of Health who is incompetent in the sense of not fullfilling their brief, and being gripped into circuits that have no interest in public health but are tied to Big. Corps, powerful figures, playing political games, looking for revenues, etc.

    sidebar // Her first husband was one of the sons of the famous Holocaust survivor Simone Veil who became a popular pol – Min. of Health and Social Affairs (Socialist.) Buzyn married one of her sons, copied her appearance (looks like a clone) and is now, second marriage, spouse of the ex-head of the top. 1. Gvmt. Health Research Facility, Y. Lévy…Yeah, the in-crowd..//

    MSM French TV for this story, in F, does not mention chloroquine

    https://bit.ly/3sTGgAZ

    Since Jan. 2021 she has an important appointment at the WHO. MSM eng.

    https://bit.ly/39lq9Em

    Yves Lévy Wikip. eng.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yves_Lévy

    #68862
    Glennda
    Participant

    @sumac.carol
    Re Kunstler and small farm movement: no one “small” could afford to jump in at this point. Gates and his like have bid land prices thru the roof. We’re more likely imho to end up in the “everyone is a serf working on the Lord’s land” scenario. — This is the scenario I’ve quietly been beginning to see as our future. Gates and his serfs.

    100 yr old Nuclear reactors???? I live down river from a 2014 mothballed one scheduled to remove the spent sections, but of course nothing has been done. The whole SF bay could receive its contents after an earthquake. I’ll be taking some time to map the parts of the US that might be off limits in 50 years.

    And….“renewable energy” with solar and wind “can power the world.” Too bad that can’t work due to scarcity/ high prices of rare earths etc etc., and EROI.

    #68863
    kultsommer
    Participant

    @sumac.carol
    Bill G’s lands will look more like something straight from the Follett’s “Pillars of the Earth” and “World without end”, medieval sagas, rather than “kolkhoz” that was in the making according to some “in the know”.

    @straightwalker

    To be fair this one has a narrative, but struggling to decouple from it, akin to early model cars where heavy hand of horse carriage design thinking was a starting point. All other “narrative backed” paintings throughout the history are feast for the eye, no doubt, but have one think in common with abstract art and that is, (loud alarm: “coooorny!”) something like a faint “radiation-back” embedded into the pigment (again sounds corny as shit) in the process of creation. No other way to explain it. Absence of it renders work as mere illustration.

    #68864
    madamski
    Participant

    Land prices are in an almost universal global frenzy bubble. There is time to buy land later when the bubble pops.

    For now, one is wise to gather organic matter of all wholesome stripe while it is still mostly free and still mostly affordable to transport. Compost will be like gold by decade’s end.

    Distilleries, and water/fuel to drive them and material to process in them, will be the acme of wealth by then.

    #68865
    straightwalker
    Participant

    @kults0mmer
    Agreed. I was not thinking of “narrative” so much as story than as something intentional or purposeful that motivates a painter. My bad. Sloppy language.
    I just finished a painting of a Great Egret standing still on a sawhorse on a raft in front of Pam’s houseboat. Daylight is coming on the shore just beyond. I began by trying to paint the bird and then fill in the rest. As the painting developed (over a couple of weeks), I realized that it was more about the coming of a late winter / early spring morning (this is Seattle), the first crocuses, the greenery, etc., the Egret’s awareness just a part of the whole.
    So, that isn’t story, but something is happening. What to call it?

    #68866
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Biden administration orders additional 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine” –MSNBC

    No one notices. Because, everyone is really bad at math? They’ve already given doses, except in NY where Cuomo was “helping”, AND half the country doesn’t want them. So that’s 125 million too many, Joe?

    Also, since they don’t work, or have, what Israel? A 45% effective rate? Then they can ALSO get the Moderna vaccine. AND probably the Astra-Zastra vaccine. And by then the NEW vaccine for the new variant, that somehow is Covid, but not Covid also.

    mcMonkey
    http://www.reply-mc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Sneetches2.jpg

    Appropos to nothing: they are rioting in Holland, a pretty peaceful get-along place. They have already stopped cooperating in Italy, but will need to follow through. And despite all descriptions, reports, accusations, and characterizations, the Americans haven’t started shooting. Yet. They tolerate an unbelievable amount of antagonism and abuse while turning the other cheek, despite every affront their leaders can make.

    Don’t worry: no one will remember. No one will care. They’ll just keep describing us as violent, gun-toting, trigger-happy, uncivilized retards while Paris and Amsterdam burn. And the places where America burned were the Starbucks in Portlandia and the Upper East Side.

    #68867
    Rototillerman
    Participant

    Interesting article in the Off-Guardian:

    The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

    Fleshes out the case that I believe Dr. D mentioned first quite a while ago, that it was awfully conveeenient that Covid showed up just as the cracks started showing in the US Banking system in September 2019 with the Repo crisis. The most interesting thing in the article above is the author’s triangulation of country responses according to how closely tied each country is to the dollar hegemony system. Still, as I made the case to a co-worker today, it’s probably never just one reason; sure, it papers over the financial collapse while shoveling billions (did I just say billions, sorry, trillions) to the banks and most wealthy, but it also ratchets down energy consumption, it was a convenient vector to attack Trump, it has reinforced social control to the Nth degree, it probably has made billions for politicians on insider Pharma stock trading, yada, yada, yada.

    #68868
    kultsommer
    Participant

    @straightwalker
    As long as you are with reasonable skill and “in the zone” while working on that canvas you are on the good track.

    #68869
    zerosum
    Participant

    Tribal chieftain – Gates and his serfs.

    #68870
    WES
    Participant

    Noirette:

    Isn’t it a wonder that we have managed to survive such gross corruption in our country’s public health ministeries!

    The WHO refusing to declare a pandemic because they had issued over $200 million in health bonds, the CDC saying masks don’t work and then banning doctors from using the cheap but effective drugs, the Canadian top health official saying masks don’t work, then seeing France’s health doing the same sh*t!

    All of these health officials should be put on trial for crimes against their fellow humans!

    #68871
    WES
    Participant

    straightwalker:

    Painting’s title suggestion: “Egrets Regret”

    #68872
    WES
    Participant

    Leon Black’s $158 million payment to Epstien is what financed Epstien’s deep dives into under aged girls for another 12 years after Epstien’s 2008 conviction.

    Epstien sure must have had some really good blackmail pictures of Black!

    #68873
    HerrWerner
    Participant

    @MaxwellQuest great line of Morpheus’. I didn’t understand it in 199x when the movie came out. And none other than Jung “people cannot handle too much reality…” Ppl become committed to their internal narrative they can’t identify when the belief systems and institutions have turned on them.

    I am not an anti-vaxxer and it infuriates me that I have to explain that disclaimer IRL. I’m all for medical intervention WHEN there’s informed consent and a reason to believe that no harm or even the lower bar of “less-harm” will be done.

    A friend’s friend has her kids signed up for mRNA vax trials. Moderna is hungry for kids to complete its trials, and – surprise – is having trouble getting people to sign them up. This task gets outsourced to those places that advertise on TeeVee for filling up clinical trials you’ve probably seen the adverts with the sonorous voice: “If you’re a healthy nonsmoker and like hot meals and a lot of doting attention from people wearing lab coats and maybe have low ego-boundaries and waaaayyy more faith in the medical industry than it’s actually earned…” You can get $1500 per head for signing your kid up for a pharmaceutical made using a new manufacturing technique with essentially no long-term track record of safety that could (probably not, but just a chance, nobody really knows) impact their health for the rest of their lives. Not just good data or data suggesting no concerns – simply no data. (well ok a little data but “NO DATA” sounds punchier.)

    The first human mRNA vax trial only ended in 2017 (rabies, PMID #28754494). And it was – wait for it – conducted on all of 101 people. Any long-term reaction, anything that might happen in the “tails” of the distribution of the human health condition, outside a cohort of generally healthy 18-40 year olds would be missed by such a tiny trial. Any long-term (years) effects – even serious ones, and especially ones with a low rate of occurrence – would be missed. Human trials of mRNA have all been quite small – nothing like the throngs of fear-addled, lockdown-weary, low-information folks now lining up by the millions for the jab. This research took me all of about 5 minutes. I try to explain all this to people – you know that informed-consent idea that makes me so old fashioned and out of touch and (gasp) paranoid. Our modern miracle media medical complex seems uninterested so I’ll do my part for the people I care about, All I’m asking for is informed consent – a pretty low bar – but I can’t do people’s thinking for them I can barely do my own

    [clickbait picture of Morpheus] [have to imagine it, copypasta of images doesn’t work :-P]

    #68874
    zerosum
    Participant
    #68875
    WES
    Participant

    Trump Senate impeachment to fail.

    Maximum of 55 senators to vote to convict, well short of 67 votes required.

    It is a political farce!

    #68876
    John Day
    Participant

    @WES: Yeah about the Canadian branch of the Castro clan.
    https://www.johndayblog.com/2018/03/canadian-castro.html
    Sadly, the story I linked to has been taken down, so the cool picture is gone of Margaret Trudeau beaming and Fidel holding baby Justin up for the camera, on the runway like a proud papa.

    #68877
    John Day
    Participant

    That sounds like a deep painting, Straightwalker.

    #68878
    VietnamVet
    Participant

    Whomever controls the nuclear armed ICBMs and does not fire them will be the new Western Warlords. Bill Gates will gladly pay his last penny to mercenaries to leave him and his family alone and live one more day. Literally, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi had to get the Pentagon’s buy-in for the “peaceful” transfer of power. They still screwed it up. The troops didn’t get the calories to pull 16-hour-a-day guard duty or cots to sleep on due to privatization of logistics. This is all due to politicians’ corruption, the flushing government down the toilet and restoration by neo-liberal globalists of the old-world caste system. The troops will stay in DC till March for the impeachment trial. This implies a fair amount of fear of the 75 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump.

    Comments like this will soon be censored on the internet as conspiracy theories. But the real cabal was the Clinton Campaign who funded Christopher Steele dodgy dossier and blamed Russia for the election of Donald Trump. The West is so saturated with PR (propaganda) it is literally impossible to know up from down and communicate with others of a different cult.

    I am watching “The Looming Tower” on Hulu. Long ago, I concluded that the two-decade global war on terror (GWOT) was not in the best interests of Americans and the wars unwinnable. But to be exposed to Al Qaeda’s powerful and moving propaganda of self-sacrifice for one’s family and religion is shocking.

    True believers that profess money is the only means of determining value in life are part of a self-destructive sect. Greed and war-profiteering are destroying America. The Empire is gone — killed by coronavirus. The US federal government is incapable and the Overlords disinclined to pay for healthcare for all, find alternative effective treatments, or implement a strict public health campaign to shut down everything. Paying for testing daily of everyone, contract tracing, isolating everyone at home or in safe shelters and free treatment of the ill in two months would stop transmission and eradicate the virus. Instead, sometime this Spring, as many Americans will have died from coronavirus as died in the American Civil War. It is still unclear if the mRNA vaccines will stop the transmission of the virus. If they don’t, a million or more Americans could die if the Pandemic response remains an incompetent disorganized mess.

    #68879
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    HerrWerner: “All I’m asking for is informed consent”

    The consent seems to be manufactured, and the decision to get vaccinated is made before the “fine print” is provided to the recipient.

    Below are some selected quotes from the FDA-required “Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers” that is provided “to help make an informed decision about vaccination” before the Pfizer vaccine is injected.
    (Emphasis added.)

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is a vaccine and may prevent you from getting COVID-19. There is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

    It is your choice to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may not protect everyone.

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID-19. There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine.

    The duration of protection against COVID-19 is currently unknown.

    WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?
    Side effects that have been reported with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine include…

    There is a remote chance that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction.

    These may not be all the possible side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Serious and unexpected side effects may occur. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is still being studied in clinical trials.

    https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download

    COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheets for Recipients and Caregivers
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/eua/index.html

    #68880
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    Photos:

    #68902
    Noirette
    Participant

    WES wrote: All of these health officials should be put on trial for crimes against their fellow humans!

    Right on. But they now act with impunity! 20, 25 years ago a Buzyn (whom I wrote about above) who told such lies or “made such catastrophic mistakes” might even have been prosecuted (in France) though the penalties would have been symbolic, she would have been barred from public life. No more – she gets a cushy job at the WHO with no doubt a huge salary (perk: she won’t be domiciled in France so will not be liable for any taxes there or anywhere else) and this is her reward for being part of the in-crowd or on the right side, etc. It is disgusting.

    #68905
    John Day
    Participant

    @Doc Robinson: Yeah, THAT picture of Fidel and Justin.

    #68920
    WES
    Participant

    If you look at pictures of Justine’s 2 younger brothers, Justine is the odd one. The 2 brothers have more rounded shorter noses.

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