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Vincent van Gogh Sprig of Flowering Almond in a Glass 1888


‘A Small, Sanitised Existence’ (Godwin)
Covid-19 Vaccine Passports Are Not Evidence Based (BMJ)
A&E ‘Swamped’ With Patients Seeking Help For Mild Covid Jab Side-effects (G.)
The Davos Set’s Dystopian Ambitions Are Very Clear (Clark)
Nearly 40% Of US Marines Have Rejected Coronavirus Vaccine (RT)
Biden Requests $753 Billion Defense Budget (Hill)
Infrastructure Bills Do Not Lead To Recovery, Only Increased Control (Smith)
The Two Faces Of Joe Biden (Matt Taibbi)
Will America Survive Joe Biden? (Kunstler)
Jimmy Kimmel Is The Latest To Embrace Hunter’s Scandal Spin (Turley)
Who Is The Most Powerful Doctor In The World? (IP)
Boeing Sounds Alarm On New Problem With 737 Max, Advises Grounding Again (RT)
Dumping Fukushima Radioactive Water in Pacific is Now “Unavoidable” (Marat)







About the effect of isolation on babies’ mental development. Bad enough for sure. But not a word on the stunted growth of their immune systems. Odd. It all comes together.

‘A Small, Sanitised Existence’ (Godwin)

My son, 0, doesn’t know any different. One of around 600,000 babies born in Britain in the plague year of 2020, he has spent all eight months of his life (and most of his gestation) in a world defined by distance and disease. His circle is small. He doesn’t get out much. When he does, the faces that peer in at his pushchair are concealed by masks. A baby is usually a magnet for human touch; I’d guess around 300 people had held his older brother by the time he was eight months old. Perhaps 20 people have made physical contact with Aubrey. To my mother-in-law, who is in the highest-risk category for coronavirus, he is at once a joy and a death risk. He has never been on a bus or train; he hasn’t met most of his extended family, nor most of our friends; and he doesn’t know any other babies – discounting the tiny person who laughs at him in the mirror.

The difference between babyhood now and babyhood as we first experienced it is vast. What was once a busy marketplace of events, activities and sociability has become a ghost town. What effect will this small, sanitised existence have on the babies of 2020-21? I console myself that, while his parents have been slowly losing their minds, Aubrey seems to have things fairly sussed. But as each milestone passes – as he grows out of the cardigans his grandmothers knitted for him, but never saw him wear – I can’t help but wonder what the long-term effects will be. Considering how fundamental these first months of a child’s life are to their cognitive and emotional development, what sort of mark will this strange period leave on him? How much are babies missing out on? And can what is lost be regained?

Dr Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez, a child development specialist at Oxford Brookes University, is leading a study into the effects of coronavirus on families with children aged 8-36 months. Unsurprisingly, she is finding experiences vary hugely across the social divide, with the closure of playgroups and other means of support hitting poorer families particularly hard. “Playgroups are really important,” says Gonzalez-Gomez. “They provide enriching activities, they promote child health, they provide links to formal support for parents who are struggling, and they help parents meet other parents. Those babies are missing out on all of that, and so are their parents.” The (anonymous) testimonies are strikingly varied. Some parents report their children’s language has “exploded”.

“We were astonished by the improvement in our daughter’s mood, behaviour and development,” writes one parent. Others say the opposite: “Child has become very clingy to me.” Another says their child has become terrified of other adults, particularly men. “If a man tries to talk to her, she becomes incredibly scared, panic crying, hiding her face in me.” “A lot of people have told us that their babies have developed a fear of strangers,” Gonzalez-Gomez adds. “If all a baby is used to is being indoors, they are missing out on so many interactions that will teach them how the social world works. We don’t know what the long-term effect will be – but it’s something to keep an eye on.”

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Maryanne Demasi, Researcher, journalist and Prof Peter Gotzsche, Institute for Scientific Freedom.

“Consequently, an enormous number of healthy people will be declared ill; they will be isolated; and many contacts will be asked to be tested, too. This situation is likely to spiral into chaos.”

Covid-19 Vaccine Passports Are Not Evidence Based (BMJ)

The hope is that vaccine passports will pave the way for economic recovery and restore people’s freedoms, but is it evidence-based and does it violate people’s right to choose? The most obvious issue is that it is still unclear whether vaccination prevents transmission. Vaccinated people may still be able to unknowingly spread the virus. That’s why, on 5 Feb, the World Health Organisation released a statement dissuading nations from using vaccine passports, stating that “there are still critical unknowns”(7) and recently, reiterated its opposition to them.(8) In addition, demonstrating “proof of antibodies” on a vaccine passport is problematic, as people can be infected more than once, particularly considering that the virus mutates.(9)

Twice weekly testing of UK citizens using rapid 30 minute tests, has been criticised by experts as “beyond reckless.”(10) They say the tests are not accurate, and the evidence to support their use is very weak.(10) Further, the PCR test used by many countries had 100% sensitivity and 97.8% specificity. This is a highly accurate test if used when infection is suspected. But it performs poorly when used as a screening test. In Denmark, only 0.5% of those tested are positive for COVID-19. Thus, for every 1000 people who are tested, we will get these results: “Infected, Healthy Test + 5, 22 Test – 0, 973. This means that 81% (22/27) of those who are told they are ‘infected’ are actually healthy.

A requirement for school attendance is a negative test twice a week, and in order to work at the Danish Technical University you must be able to present a Covid negative certificate, less than 72 hours old, to armed guards in the building. In Denmark, in the last week of March, 1.1 million PCR tests were carried out (population of 5.8 million). Consequently, an enormous number of healthy people will be declared ill; they will be isolated; and many contacts will be asked to be tested, too. This situation is likely to spiral into chaos. [..] Our biggest concern regarding vaccine passports is the potential violation of people’s freedom of choice. People are likely to be denied access to places or the opportunity to travel abroad unless they opt for the jab.

The proponents of vaccine passports say it is meant to incentivise people to be vaccinated, but it has created a bitter divide, with many arguing that it is treading a fine line between voluntary and mandatory vaccination. The Biden administration recently announced that it would not endorse a national vaccine passport and that it was a matter for individual States.(15) The Governors of Florida(16) and Texas(17) have both moved to prohibit vaccine passports saying that they reduce individual freedom and will harm patient privacy. Conversely, in the UK, political leaders continue to support the idea of vaccine passports,(1) and many UK citizens appear to agree. A recent survey of more than 8,300 people aged over 16 found that most were in favour of vaccine passports to travel abroad or to visit a relative living in a care home.(18)

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If they were all so mild, the GPs would not send them to a hospital. If only because those are full already, and dangerous places to be.

A&E ‘Swamped’ With Patients Seeking Help For Mild Covid Jab Side-effects (G.)

People who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine are seeking help at A&E despite having only mild side-effects such as headaches, in the wake of the controversy over whether the jab causes blood clots. Emergency medicine doctors in England told the Health Service Journal that a growing but unspecified number of people who were anxious after having the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab were coming to A&E units, some apparently after being advised to do so by a GP. Dr Katherine Henderson, the president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, confirmed the trend to the Guardian. “It’s definitely a thing. Colleagues across England are reporting this. All A&E departments are seeing an increase in the number of people reporting concerns after having the AstraZeneca vaccine.

“We are seeing people with mild headaches and persistent headaches but who are otherwise alright. “Emergency departments and GPs are getting a lot of queries. I think it’s an understandable reaction by the public. I can understand why people are anxious. If they are worried they need to get advice”, Henderson said. One A&E consultant told the HSJ: “We have seen huge numbers of AstraZeneca jab-associated headaches being sent in and, like all [emergency departments], we’re scrabbling to cobble together some guidance so as to sensibly reduce the number needing investigation. I gather some units are really, really struggling with this.”

An A&E doctor at a London hospital told the HSJ that their department was “swamped” with patients with headaches who had been sent there by their GP. But Dr Michael Mulholland, vice-president of the Royal College of GPs, said: “GPs will only recommend patients attend A&E if they think it’s the most appropriate place for them to go to get the care they need.”

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“But is masking up whenever we go out really the same as putting on a pair of trousers, to use the English term?”

The Davos Set’s Dystopian Ambitions Are Very Clear (Clark)

In their recent paper, ‘Evaluating England’s Road Map out of Lockdown‘, published on the UK government’s website, the Imperial College Covid-19 Response team state: “Whilst the impact of Test Trace Isolate, mask wearing, hand hygiene and COVID security on ‘R‘ is difficult to quantify it will be vital to emphasise the importance of normalising and ensuring adherence to all measures even after ‘full lifting’ is achieved.” Got that? Masks need to stay even after Boris Johnson says ‘Lockdown is over‘. It’s in this context that the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) enthusiastic promotion of the Chinese ‘smart face mask’ needs to be seen. It apparently reminds users when to wash it and checks if they’re wearing it properly.

If too much carbon dioxide builds up inside, a phone alert reminds the wearer to catch a few breaths of fresh air. If the user forgets to put it on, the same phone app sends them a reminder to mask up. This is not about public health, but all about making sure that measures introduced ostensibly to stop the spread of Covid-19 become permanent. Yes, once again the much-derided ‘crackpot conspiracy theorists’ of 2020 have been proved right. Remember how last summer, the WEF was promoting a ‘Common Pass‘ health passport scheme, not just for international travel but for access to domestic events too? It would never happen, we were told. That’s ‘David Icke stuff’, was the condescending brush-off. Well, that too has come to pass – no pun intended.

To find out why all this is happening, all we have to do is to follow the money trail. All the way to Davos. What does the pro-permanent mask Imperial College have in common with the pro-permanent mask WEF? Answer: the pro-permanent mask Bill Gates. Last month, Gates himself likened putting on a face mask to putting on a pair of trousers. “I just don’t think wearing a mask is such a deep inconvenience. I mean we ask people to wear pants. You know, why was this politicised?” Back in November, he made the same comparison. “We ask you to wear pants and, you know, no American says — or very few Americans say — that that’s, like, some terrible thing.” But is masking up whenever we go out really the same as putting on a pair of trousers, to use the English term?

Of course it isn’t. Unless you’re Batman or The Lone Ranger, or another Saturday morning cinema superhero, or indeed a bank-robber, wearing a mask in public isn’t normal, and no amount of WEF-spin makes it so. But what walking about with pieces of black cloth over our mouths and noses does do, is maintain the levels of fear in the community. If cases and deaths with Covid have plummeted to zero, but we want to make people live as if there is a permanent pandemic, to keep control over them, and to introduce ‘Covid-certification’ to restrict where they can and cannot go, how else can we keep Project Fear going without masks? It’s the only way we’d know that these were not ‘normal’ times. Which is, of course, precisely why they were introduced when deaths had dwindled to very low numbers. Smart masks? The really smart thing is to get wise to the WEF’s dystopian agenda.

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Coming soon: Vaccine hesitancy is a threat to national security.

Nearly 40% Of US Marines Have Rejected Coronavirus Vaccine (RT)

Just shy of 40 percent of Marine Corps service members have refused to take the coronavirus jab, new data provided to the media shows. The revelation comes as Democratic lawmakers push to make the vaccine mandatory for soldiers. Some 75,500 Marines have agreed to be vaccinated as of Thursday, while around 48,000 have declined the inoculation, CNN reported, citing numbers provided by the branch. That puts the rejection rate at 38.9%, slightly higher than the 33% rate for the whole military given by defense officials. Marine spokeswoman Colonel Kelly Frushour explained that Marines may be refusing the shot for a number of reasons, including allowing others in more vulnerable groups to take it first, allergies to the vaccine or obtaining it by other, non-military means.

Frushour stressed the need to “build vaccine confidence” among servicemen, adding that reluctant troops can always “change their mind and become vaccinated when next the opportunity presents itself.” Another 102,000 or so Marines, including active-duty and reserve troops, are still in line for the immunization and have not had a chance to accept or decline. The rejection rate was much higher at certain bases, such as Camp Lejeune, a major Marine installation in North Carolina, where 57% of service members have refused to take the shot. While the military is currently barred from mandating any of the coronavirus vaccines rolled out in the US, as each has received only emergency FDA approval rather than full authorization, some in Congress have pressed the Joe Biden administration to change that.

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“..the Defense Department budget “prioritizes the need to counter the threat from China as the department’s top challenge.”

Putin will be insulted.

Biden Requests $753 Billion Defense Budget (Hill)

President Biden is requesting a $753 billion defense budget for next fiscal year, with $715 billion of that going to the Pentagon. The fiscal 2022 proposed budget represents a slight increase over this year — likely to upset both progressives, who had sought cuts to Pentagon budgets, and defense hawks. The budget outline released Friday does not detail exactly what the money would buy, with a more comprehensive proposal expected later this spring. A fact sheet released by the White House said the Defense Department budget “prioritizes the need to counter the threat from China as the department’s top challenge.”

The budget also “proposes executable and responsible investments” in the Navy fleet, “supports ongoing nuclear modernization programs while ensuring that these efforts are sustainable,” and “continues to ensure that U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and guardians remain the best trained and equipped force in the world,” while also supporting Pentagon plans to “divest legacy systems,” according to the fact sheet. It also said the budget would support “efforts to plan for and mitigate impacts of climate change” on Defense Department facilities and invest in “power and energy research and development.”

The overall defense budget includes both Pentagon funding and non-Pentagon programs such as Department of Energy nuclear weapons funding. Friday’s release officially kicks off the jockeying over the defense budget on Capitol Hill, though lawmakers have already been drawing their battle lines. While the administration proposes a budget, it is up to Congress to fund the government, and lawmakers routinely deviate from, or sometimes simply ignore, presidential budget requests. A $753 billion defense budget would be a modest increase over this year’s $740 billion, as would a $715 billion Pentagon budget compared to this year’s $704 billion.

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“..all other nations had to turn to the U.S. for manufacturing during the long rebuilding process. In Europe, this process carried on well into the 1950s.”

Infrastructure Bills Do Not Lead To Recovery, Only Increased Control (Smith)

Biden, in particular, has made historic stimulus spending the very first platform of his administration, and consistently cites FDR and Lyndon Johnson as patron saints of his infrastructure bill. If it worked for them, then obviously it will work for him… right? In reality, the public works and welfare programs of FDR in particular had very little to do with the ending of the Great Depression. In fact, the New Deal actually made the situation worse. Roosevelt’s own Treasury Secretary, Henry Morgenthau, lamented on May 6th, 1939 after two full terms of FDR’s presidency and stimulus programs that the New Deal was a complete failure. He stated to fellow Democrats during a session of the House Ways and Means Committee that:

“We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong… somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises… I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started… And an enormous debt to boot!” High unemployment and declining living standards were an epidemic in the U.S. throughout the 1930s and well into World War II. The Census Bureau outlines the dismal state of the financial system and the U.S. consumer throughout this period in its “Historical Statistics of the United States.”

By 1939 the stock market had crashed on multiple occasions, car sales imploded by 30%, business closures increased by 50%, and real estate foreclosures were still near record highs. The New Deal had achieved minimal benefits of limited scope, but not much else. For the average American, it was as if nothing had changed in a decade. That said, for certain major companies and big banks, the gains were incredible. Companies like General Electric, IBM, Proctor and Gamble and JP Morgan saw endless profits during the Great Depression while buying up smaller competitors for pennies on the dollar. Those companies involved in public works programs siphoned government money like a black hole while very little trickled down to American workers. All in all, the Great Depression was a windfall for the corporate elite as wealth was consolidated and centralized into fewer and fewer hands.

So we have to ask, if the New Deal was a failure and did nothing to solve the depression problem, what did solve it? Some historians and journalists suggest the beginning of World War II and increased defense spending saved America. This is incorrect. As noted by Robert Higgs, the U.S. standard of living continued to decline throughout World War II. It was not the beginning of the war that saved America, but “After the war genuine prosperity returned for the first time since 1929.” The U.S. was one of the only industrialized nations on the planet that had been left mostly untouched by the destruction. Because of this, all other nations had to turn to the U.S. for manufacturing during the long rebuilding process. In Europe, this process carried on well into the 1950s. The U.S. had very little competition, so much so that the U.S. dollar’s reserve status increased to the point of complete dominance. If you wanted access to manufactured goods, you had to trade with the U.S., and to trade with the U.S., you had to have a stockpile of U.S. dollars.

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JRB and FDR.

The Two Faces Of Joe Biden (Matt Taibbi)

On April Fool’s Day, CNN ran an “analysis” of Joe Biden’s presidency: Will JRB take his place alongside FDR and LBJ? CNN explained “JRB” had just unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan “to boost ordinary working Americans rather than the wealthy,” a program that together with his $1.9 trillion Covid rescue doubles “as a bid to lift millions of Americans out of poverty.” The news is like high school. One day, one kid comes in wearing Dior sneakers and Nike X Ambush pants, and two days later, that’s all you see in the halls. The “Biden-as-FDR” stories raced around News High, with headlines like “With nods to FDR, JFK and LBJ, Biden goes big on infrastructure plan” (Yahoo!) and “Can Biden achieve an FDR-style presidency? A historian sees surprising parallels” (Washington Post). Even the New Yorker’s naysaying take, “Is Biden Really the Second Coming of F.D.R. and L.B.J.?” read at first glance like an affirmation.

That this high-flown language came on the heels of Biden’s people whispering F.D.R. comparisons in the ears of reporters for weeks, and Biden himself calling his plan “a once-in-a-generation investment in America,” seemed not to bother anyone. We live in a time when a president can be said to have “sharply cut poverty” the moment he signs a relief bill, so why not say, as CNN editorialists Stephen Collison and Caitlin Hu did, that this new bill’s passage would immediately allow Biden to “lay claim to a spot in the Democratic pantheon alongside Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson?” This would only be natural, they said, since “Scranton Joe” has long despaired over the silver spoon inequities of Donald Trump’s trickle-down economy:

The President complained as he unveiled his plan in Pittsburgh — the kind of gritty blue-collar city he loves — that the top 1% saw their wealth rise by $4 trillion during the pandemic while millions of Americans lost jobs. “Just goes to show you how distorted and unfair our economy has become,” Biden said. “Wasn’t always this way. Well, it’s time to change that.” Left unmentioned was that the same gritty, blue-collar president oversaw the TARP bailout, which resulted in a similar Trumpian windfall for the 1%. The richest saw their share of America’s wealth increase from 30% in 2010 to 39% in 2016. Median household net worth fell 34% from a peak in 2007 to the end of the Obama-Biden presidency, while banks in 2009 had the best year they would have until 2020, that “unfair” bailout year Biden complained about.

Pundits have long been working on revising that history. By last summer, the Atlantic was writing this about Biden’s management of the other bailout: “Critics on the left faulted him and Obama for not making the stimulus package bigger (though keeping it below $1 trillion was the price of winning necessary Republican votes for its passage in the Senate).” That’s just not true. Certainly, Republicans would have hammered Obama for a stimulus of any size, but Obama officials decided on those levels on their own. We’ve known this since 2012, when the New Yorker published a piece outing the fact that Larry Summers advised the incoming president to prioritize deficit reduction over stimulus.

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“This body of unresolved allegations haunts the House of Biden like some stinking dead animal decaying under the Oval Office floorboards that everyone pretends not to notice.”

Will America Survive Joe Biden? (Kunstler)

If you want to understand the complete failure of moral authority in America, seek no further than the gothic doings of the Biden family, especially now that the President’s degenerate son, Hunter, has been rewarded with a $2-million advance-against royalties (i.e., money up-front) from Simon & Schuster, and a gala publicity tour of the national news media designed to conceal his criminal culpability in evidence contained on the “laptop from hell” that he stupidly abandoned in a Delaware repair shop while lurching through his daily doings on one of countless drug jags he’s enjoyed between rehabs since his dad stepped back into national politics.

The failure is shared by a national news media that refuses to scrutinize the obvious financial crimes documented on the laptop, the FBI, which sat on the laptop through the months of Trump Impeachment No. One — while the computer contained evidence of Hunter’s grifting and money-laundering directly benefiting “the Big Guy,” Joe Biden, at issue in the impeachment — and the Department of Justice, which has been sitting on its hands pretending to conduct an investigation into all this.

The moral darkness of the family is beyond Shakespearean. It ranges from fantastically sordid personal indecencies like Hunter posting drug-fueled selfie sex videos with whores on the PornHub website, to intimations of lewd consort with his teenage niece, to the admitted fact of him bird-dogging his dead brother’s wife, Hallie… and into financial misdeeds that suggest Hunter sold out his country by peddling Joe Biden’s favor to agents of the Chinese communist party and other foreign nations. This body of unresolved allegations haunts the House of Biden like some stinking dead animal decaying under the Oval Office floorboards that everyone pretends not to notice.

Most recently, in a striking instance of in-your-face duplicity, Joe Biden announced his new crusade against gun ownership the same week that credible evidence surfaced that Hunter had obtained a .38 caliber handgun by lying on the application about his drug use — well-documented in his discharge record from the Navy Reserve (for failing a cocaine blood test), as well as his repeat visits to drug rehab clinics. In 2018, it happened that his then-paramour, Hallie Biden, fearing for his behavior, took the gun from Hunter’s car and tossed it in a dumpster outside a Wilmington food market. Directly afterward, the Secret Service office in Wilmington went to the gun-shop, StarQuest Shooters & Survival Supply, to ask for the forms Hunter had filled out and signed to buy the gun, which itself was never recovered.

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“Burisma and other companies not only gave massive payments to someone without any notable skills or experience, they hired someone who was a drug addict who was, by his own account, a total trainwreck.”

Jimmy Kimmel Is The Latest To Embrace Hunter’s Scandal Spin (Turley)

Hunter Biden has the prototypical resume of the progeny of the powerful in Washington. He seemed to land jobs far beyond his experience or proven skills. Most law school graduates work for six years just to make junior partner in a firm. Yet, directly out of law school in 1996, he was given a lucrative position with MBNA America, a bank that was not only a campaign contributor to his father but a business actively lobbying for lending changes in Congress. His father, then a powerful senator, supported changes that benefited the bank. Within a couple years of graduating, Hunter Biden amazingly ascended to the position of executive vice president. He was then given a position in the Commerce Department before he became an industry lobbyist.

In 2006, President Bush made him a member of the board of directors of Amtrak. No one seriously argued at the time that his resume even remotely qualified him for that position, any more than his assuming the board chairmanship of the United Nations World Food Program. At the time, Democratic Senator Tom Carper of Delaware explained that Hunter Biden was qualified to get on the board of Amtrak because “Hunter Biden has spent a lot of time on Amtrak trains.” Ignoring conflicts in the interview was no easy task. Kimmel made reference to Hunter’s struggle with drugs without noting that Hunter admits to being a crack addict all the way up to his father’s 2020 presidential election. Hunter left that off of his description of his work on Burisma.

While Hunter was claiming blackouts of memory due to his crack addiction, he was also claiming that he was a natural choice for the board of an major energy company. Burisma and other companies not only gave massive payments to someone without any notable skills or experience, they hired someone who was a drug addict who was, by his own account, a total trainwreck. However, he was hired for abilities and insights on energy and corporate management? Kimmel also helps out Hunter in his convenient lapses of memory. When asked, Hunter just shrugged and took a dig at Rudy Giuliani: ”I think, within my rights to question anything that comes from the desk of Rudy Giuliani. And so I don’t know is the answer.”

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Who Is The Most Powerful Doctor In The World? (IP)

So who is the most powerful doctor in the world? Google tells you that it’s the Microsoft founder Bill Gates. We’re not kidding, you can try to search it yourself. The result is based on a 2017 article outlining Bill Gates’ “sway” over the World Health Organization. So why is Bill Gates listed as the most powerful doctor in the world when searched on Google? Since the keywords used in the query also appear in the headline of a Politico article titled “Meet the world’s most powerful doctor: Bill Gates,” which was published in 2017. That’s why, the Microsoft founder is listed as the top-ranking answer (even in snippet-results) of the Google search. Below is the excerpt from the Politico article: “Meet the world’s most powerful doctor: Bill Gates “

The software mogul’s sway over the World Health Organization spurs criticism about misplaced priorities and undue influence. If you look, Bill Gates’ name actually appear on majority of the results on the front page for this query. A user on Twitter wrote, “Who is the most powerful doctor? Google it. The results will shock you. Good morning” Another user said, “Google ‘who is the most powerful doctor in the world’, tell me what comes up, and then try to tell me I’m a conspiracy theorist.” “Why is it when you google the most powerful Doctor in the world Bill Gates pops up?,” a user on Twitter raised a question. One user attached the Politico article in his tweet and wrote, “Here is the reason why many think that Bill Gates is considered to be the most powerful doctor, when he is not. In Google, the most searched word, along with keywords always come at the top of the list.”

Not just Google: Many users pointed out that it’s not just Google but also Siri that gives you the same answer. It is because when you ask Siri the same question discussed in this article, then it will show you the same search results, the answer to which is Bill Gates. We are sure, if you ask the same question to other Voice assistants they will also give the same answer. A user tweeted, “Interestingly enough I asked Siri who is the most powerful doctor in the world she said Bill Gates, I then asked who was the most powerful medical doctor in the world, again Bill Gates… crazy!!”

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These things are flying again? Incredible.

Boeing Sounds Alarm On New Problem With 737 Max, Advises Grounding Again (RT)

Just a few months after Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft were allowed to return to the skies the company announced a new problem with the ill-fated jets, calling for dozens of planes to be grounded over issues with the electrical system. “Boeing has recommended to 16 customers that they address a potential electrical issue in a specific group of 737 MAX airplanes prior to further operations,” the Chicago-based manufacturer said in a statement on Friday. The multinational said it was working with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the “production issue.” It also said that the problem doesn’t affect the entire fleet, but a specific group of planes. The company has pledged to provide further directions on “appropriate corrective actions.”

“The recommendation is being made to allow for verification that a sufficient ground path exists for a component of the electrical power system,” the corporation said.Boeing neither specified which 16 airlines are affected by this alert nor disclosed the number of planes with the problem. The Boeing 737 MAX passenger airliner made headlines after two nearly new planes crashed within five months. The fatal crashes, which occurred in Indonesia and Ethiopia, killed all 346 people on board. The incidents prompted a lengthy safety review and all the jets were grounded worldwide for 20 months, from March 2019 through November of 2020.

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Safe clean energy.

Dumping Fukushima Radioactive Water in Pacific is Now “Unavoidable” (Marat)

While Japan last month marked the 10th anniversary of the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami with solemn ceremonies, the government has also been stressing the successes of its recovery efforts in the country’s northeast. In truth, however, the country is still coping with the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, which has already cost Japan trillions of yen and whose exclusion zone will require up to 40 more years to fully rehabilitate. And with contaminated water continuing to build up at the ruined Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says that the government must finally begin dumping it into the Pacific Ocean.

With nuclear waste and fuel rods still contaminating the area, over one million tons of radioactive waste water continue to seep from the facility, according to The Japan Times, forcing authorities into what Suga describes as the “unavoidable” position of having to dump the water. Officials claim that the water would be purified to the maximum extent possible, but environmentalist groups like Greenpeace warn that the water contains hazardous material that could damage human DNA and the health of marine life. Fishers also fear that consumers will refuse to buy fish caught in contaminated waters, worsening their plight amid a restriction of imports from Fukushima prefecture imposed by 15 countries and regions.

Regardless, authorities argue they must deal with the cards that have been dealt. “What to do with the [treated] water is a task that the government can no longer put off without setting a policy,” Japanese trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said on Wednesday. Suga is expected to formally decide on the course of action by next Tuesday. If he proceeds, authorities will dilute tritium to 2.5 percent of the maximum concentration allowed by the country before it is dumped.

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    Vincent van Gogh Sprig of Flowering Almond in a Glass 1888   • ‘A Small, Sanitised Existence’ (Godwin) • Covid-19 Vaccine Passports Are Not Evide
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 10 2021]


    “CDC Reports 2,794 Total Deaths Following COVID Experimental “Vaccines” as Some Clinics Halt J&J Shots due to Side Effects”


    V. Arnold

    Vincent van Gogh Sprig of Flowering Almond in a Glass 1888

    The treatment of the glass is pretty amazing…

    “..the Defense Department budget “prioritizes the need to counter the threat from China as the department’s top challenge.”

    Putin will be insulted.

    That’s hilarious…good catch…

    Mister Roboto

    JHK (whom I almost never bother to read anymore, but the blog-post title was just too click-baity to resist):

    Is there not some larger — very large — question as to how this Manchurian Candidate with failing mental capacities, seemingly run by other figures in the shadows, came to be installed at the head of our government? The USA will not survive as a nation unless we seek to find out.

    There are so many ways the USA might and probably will do itself in at this point that the melodramatic question at the end is likely moot.


    “This is Professor Sarah Gilbert, head of the Oxford Recovery team who, on top of her day job, co-founded in 2016 a techmed company called Vaccitech. (The clue’s in the name). This has now secretly applied for an NYSE listing. So Ms Gilbert stands to make £20M from her stake in the company. This is a blatant conflict of interest, and she should be removed forthwith from any leadership role in government vaccination usage decisions.”

    SCAMDEMIC: a psy-op of build-up & payoff learned from the internet

    The Oxford Recovery trial was the one where they overdosed late stage hospitalised Covid patients on 2400mg HCQ and promptly discontinued it declaring HCQ to have no benefit.

    Dr. D

    “ Infrastructure Bills Do Not Lead To Recovery, Only Increased Control (Smith) “

    Finally, actual history, not P.R. Yes, the “New Deal” failed on every level, for every year, forever, and never worked once, not even during the war. That is, our selling arms ALSO didn’t bring us out of the Depression, didn’t stimulate the economy, that was only achieved when we blew up every competing factory on planet earth, some with atomic bombs. No one noticed. Both facts are spoken back-to-back daily. If you bring it up, you’re a cad.

    So…can we admit socialism is a failure yet? Government is a failure? Nope. We doing it AGAIN, every time since 1860, but you see, these kids – who have never read history, being “Common Core”, and never read a book, being “paper” – are going to get it right this time. TikTok is 60 seconds, good luck distilling history down into that timeframe. Squirrel.

    I shouldn’t say “kids” as in “Milennials ruin everything”. It’s the ADULTS – and still, somehow, Boomers roaming the earth and Congress like dinosaurs with dementia who actually promote and enforce this. Milennials have no power and never will with how they’re acting. But I don’t believe Boomers believe a word of it, while Milennials do. I don’t need to wake up Boomers: they have their teeth sunk into the neck of society like Dracula, and are sucking out all wealth and life planetwide, like in Australian housing prices, Dow averages, and bank/pension bailouts. They know every day, when they look at their own kids bled white, their own grandkids locked in a closet in Toronto, and the country that once looked like “Maybury” before they started “helping”, exactly what they’re doing.

    Point? “to boost ordinary working Americans rather than the wealthy,

    Point is, THEY are giving $1,400 a year UBI for Milennials, — maybe, with a long bloody fight — and $100B a MONTH for banks, and a trillion a year for war. The rest is going for stimulus on ultra-rich Tesla subsidies and to erase student debt in direct proportion to upper-middle-class wealth. Family “Yale” gets $200k, while responsible family “Greensboro Community College” gets $30k. And I wonder: is there some end to this? Do people ever realize that THEY are not living at everybody else’s expense, but are the ones paying the bill? Only the working pay, because work is the only way wealth is created.

    Well, Taibbi’s article just shows, no, they’re not done yet. They’ve tripped over the truth and dust themselves off and carry on.

    Jimmy Kimmel Is The Latest To Embrace Hunter’s Scandal Spin (Turley)”

    Because the hue and cry is to “Check your privilege” and “eat the rich”, they support the most privileged, rich, in the most impossible displays of bad faith, bad behavior, and bad judgment with joy and fervent support. “Pastor Osteen would NEVER do that to us,” sayeth the true believers. (Speaking of: https://babylonbee.com/news/joel-osteen-dives-off-stage-prevent-man-opening-bible )

    Who Is The Most Powerful Doctor In The World? (IP) “

    They’re LYING. Obviously. But isn’t it awful they’re also telling the truth? This tells you all you need to know about the “Fact-based medicine” and “Following the Science”. They’re following Mr. Goodbucks, that’s all. And the slobbering, mealy-mouthed look on their face is all you need to know. They’re a putz. A schmuck. A dumkopf. The white coat is the new dunce hat. Or since that word is probably too long now, the “dum-dum” hat.

    Worse, here’s a guy (or goy) who can’t even do his OWN job. He has the worst computers on the planet with the most viruses, a fact for which he is widely famous, and has been for 30 years. But we only get our advice from total, serious, public failures. This is how the West wins. By failing everywhere, at everything, and pissing everybody off. Tricky. Let’s see how it works out for them.

    Dave Note

    Another day, another crime against humanity.

    Where will it stop?

    The Austrian court ruling doesn’t mean anything unless the Court enforces the ruling with Action, not more pontificating gum flapping.

    The judge needs to order the government officials in charge of the Scamdemic to cease and desist or face Jail Time.

    That usually get a sociopaths attention.

    Until the courts use their Force of Action, arrest and jail time, nothing will change

    The beatings will continue until moral improves

    Dave Note

    Baby brains being stifled by defacto solitary confinement is a crime.

    Even a criminal in prison could get a lawyer to address why they were unfairly put into solitary confinement.

    ‘Advanced’ western governments don’t extend that courtesy to babies in their countries.

    Dave Note

    “Coved ‘vaccines’ are not evidence based”

    So what, until a court threatens a government with consequences, jail time, governments will continue to give the courts the Big Middle Finger and laugh in their face at their impotency.


    V. Arnold (from yesterday). Yes, I read Chapter 1. Twice. 😉 I’ve seen some online reviews of the book and critical reviews invariably focus on this chapter, generally stating that today’s parents don’t have the time to teach their children, and that jobs and such are highly technical these days so children MUST participate in formal education to get by in this world (or get ahead or whatever). Basically a knee jerk reaction that there is no other option for getting an education. I guess this would be a classic example of the point Gatto makes with his criticism of the system.

    I dropped out of high school. Got a GED at age 17, I think it was. Went to college part-time here and there for awhile, managing to snag an Associate’s degree and get sort of close to a Bachelor’s before I couldn’t stomach formal education anymore and quit trying. Both of my children dropped out of high school in their second go ’round of 9th grade (flunked out the first time through 9th). Both earned their GED in their late teens without any additional studying on their part. They’re very smart people, but still … it says a lot about our education system. You don’t even need to attend [4 years worth of] high school classes to know the subject matter well enough to pass a competency exam.

    Again, thank you for the recommendation and for providing links to some of Gatto’s other works. Very generous of you to take time to do that.


    Wonder why the Brits are literally begging for both the ‘vaccine’ and the ‘passport’.
    Look no further:

    “Iconic author Frederick Forsyth has accused the UK government of waging a “campaign of mass fear” against the British public by using psychological methods to ensure compliance with lockdown that resemble those used against East Berliners in the 1960’s.

    Frederick Forsyth Says Government Has Launched “Campaign of Mass Fear” Against British Public


    Will the writers of history be influenced by Raúl Ilargi Meijer
    or Dr. D
    or zerosum
    or TAE
    or Bloggers
    or Google
    or Twitter
    or Siri

    Will there be anyone/survivors be interested/have the luxury/care, of reading/hearing, about history/the past, after the changes that the pandemic will have caused?
    Will there be any “long haulers” not mentally challenged to care.

    madamski cafone

    @ Raul

    “About the effect of isolation on babies’ mental development. Bad enough for sure. But not a word on the stunted growth of their immune systems. Odd. It all comes together.• ‘A Small, Sanitised Existence’ (Godwin)”

    Factor stuff like this in, and Vanden Bossche’s extinction rhetoric sounds less hysterical than significantly plausible.


    “Maryanne Demasi, Researcher, journalist and Prof Peter Gotzsche, Institute for Scientific Freedom.

    “Consequently, an enormous number of healthy people will be declared ill; they will be isolated; and many contacts will be asked to be tested, too. This situation is likely to spiral into chaos.””

    And again, Dr. Evil’s grand schemes dissolve into squalid consequences.


    “Answer: the pro-permanent mask Bill Gates. Last month, Gates himself likened putting on a face mask to putting on a pair of trousers. “I just don’t think wearing a mask is such a deep inconvenience. I mean we ask people to wear pants. You know, why was this politicised?”

    Actually, Senor Bill, the correct analogy would be to wear a condom all day except when you pee. But we’re not sure that Mr. Gates has a, you know, penis. I mean, he’s a ginger. Probably Annanuki They use turkey baster artificial insemination. Maybe Bill is one of their turkey bastards.

    “It would never happen, we were told. That’s ‘David Icke stuff’, was the condescending brush-off. ”

    Some of us said, ‘They’ll try but it won’t stick.’

    Like so:

    “Coming soon: Vaccine hesitancy is a threat to national security. • Nearly 40% Of US Marines Have Rejected Coronavirus Vaccine (RT)”

    There goes pretty much the entire conservative bloc. If the jarheads won’t follow that order, neither will they. You can’t round up half the populace and send them to concentration camps.


    ““..the Defense Department budget “prioritizes the need to counter the threat from China as the department’s top challenge.” Putin will be insulted.”

    But also flattered. It means he’s won. Ukraine will be begging for Russian protection in two years? and we don’t even speak of military superiority any more, we just talk about a ‘hypersonic missile arms race’ that we’ve already lost and have yet to even arrive at the starting gate.


    “These things are flying again? Incredible.”

    Dr. Evil is pleased? We’re not sure. It’s evil but hardly according to plan.


    Would someone tell Tucker Carlson there’s medicine for those hemorrhoids making him frown like that?


    Meanwhile, over at Charles Hugh Smith’s excellent blog, Of Two Minds, we read today:

    “China’s Cultural Revolution was remarkably different from the Party’s military-political victory of 1949. Where the political revolution was managed by the centralized hierarchy of the Communist Party (CCP), the Cultural Revolution quickly morphed from a movement launched by Mao into a decentralized mass movement against all elites, including Party and state elites which had been sacrosanct and untouchable.

    “The Cultural Revolution is not an approved topic in China today, and that alerts us to its importance.

    “Although ostensibly launched by Mao (as part of his 1966 purge of Party rivals), the Cultural Revolution very quickly devolved into a decentralized, semi-chaotic movement of Red Guards, students and other groups who shared ideas and programs but who acted quite independent of the Party’s central leadership. (In systems language, semi-chaotic dynamics are emergent properties.)

    “If you examine Mao’s statements that supposedly launched The Cultural Revolution, you’ll find they’re not much different from his many pronouncements in the 1950s and early 1960s, none of which sparked a violent national upheaval. The Cultural Revolution cannot be traced back to Mao’s control or plans; rather, Mao served as the politically untouchable inspiration for whatever measures the local cadres deemed necessary in terms of advancing (or cleansing) the people’s revolution.

    “The important point here is that the Cultural Revolution was not controlled by the political authorities, even as they maintained control of the Party and central government hierarchy in Beijing. But this was nothing more than an illusion of control: the forces of the Cultural Revolution had broken free of central command and control, even as the Red Guards expressed their loyalty to Mao and the principles of the Party as the politically approved cover for their rampage.

    “That’s the irony of Cultural Revolutions: the authorities cannot claim it is a political counter-revolution because the cultural revolutionaries proclaim their loyalty to the ideals and principles the authorities claim to be upholding.

    “Cultural Revolutions in effect claim the higher ground, eschewing political influence for direct action in the name of furthering the ideals which the authorities have abandoned or betrayed.

    “Given the fragmentary nature of The Cultural Revolution, the history is equally fragmentary– especially given the official reticence.

    “A recent academic book, Agents of Disorder: Inside China’s Cultural Revolution, provides granular detail on the fragmented, decentralized, rapidly evolving dynamics of the movement:

    “(The author) devoted decades to examining the local records of nearly all of China’s 2,000-plus county-level jurisdictions. He found that factions emerged from the splintering, rather than the congealing, of class-based groups. Small clusters of students, workers, and cadres struggling to respond to Mao’s shifting directives made split-second decisions about whom to align with. Political identities did not shape the conflict; they emerged from it. To explain this process of identity formation, he offers a theory of ‘factions as emergent properties’ and suggests that similar dynamics may characterize social movements everywhere.”

    “In other words, groups modified their alliances, identities and definitions of “class enemies” on the fly, entirely free of central authorities. Factions splintered, regrouped and splintered again. In the chaos, no one was safe.

    “Those who lived through The Cultural Revolution are reticent about revealing their experiences. Even in the privacy of their homes in the U.S., their voices become hushed and their reluctance to give voice to their experiences is evident.

    “The unifying thread in my view is the accused belonged to some “counter-revolutionary” elite –or they were living vestiges of a pre-revolutionary elite (children of the landlord class, professors, etc.)–and it was now open season on all elites, presumed or real.

    “What generates such spontaneous, self-organizing violence on a national scale? My conclusion is that cultural revolutions result from the suppression of legitimate political expression and the failure of the regime to meet its lofty idealistic goals.”

    That is what I see approaching us rapidly. Good time to figure out who your friends are, and for God’s sake, give up whatever pretentious politics one believes in. The last refuge of fools and scoundrels will be no place to hide when everyone’s a fool and a scoundrel.


    As for the New Deal: it did it’s job which was to make enough Americans believe things would get better that they’d stop fomenting for revolution. It was never going to ‘fix’ the economy. That wasn’t it’s job, which was to convince us that the economy would be fixed, which never happened and never will or can, huge industrial economies being impossible beasts that devour their keepers half the time. But, since we won the bloody damn fool WWII that FDR and Churchill cooked up with some Zionist help, we came out the sole surviving fascist nation, had some swell parades for awhile, and taught our kids that a good credit rating and going to college were the Two True Ways.

    madamski cafone

    Doctor Bill


    Looks like a rooster buzzard.

    But listen, they’ve made google so stupid you’ll get ‘brawndo’ answers like this on about everything anymore. I doubt they really thought, “I know! We’ll make google searches for Most Powerful Doctor’ lead to Bill!”

    They’ve just dumbed down and financialized google so much that it functions like MtV these days. MtV is music in name only. Google is a search engine in name only: it’s a maximum surveillance platform and sales (not search) engine.

    It’s a fad not a psyop. It’s actually counter-productive as a psyop cuz it’s so laughable. google most powerful doctor and see at the bottom stuff like this:

    Related searches
    who is the most powerful person in the world
    who’s the most powerful doctor in the world
    who is the best doctor in the world
    who is the world’s most powerful doctor
    who is the richest person in the world
    does bill gates have a doctorate
    does bill gates have a medical degree
    bill gates world health organization

    Click the two penultimate answers and learn that Gates is a Harvard dropout with an honorary Ph D degree from Ethiopia. Low-hanging fruit like this makes for easy viral memes making Gates look stupid. If this is a psyop, we have little to fear from Big Brother.

    madamski cafone

    “taught our kids that a good credit rating and going to college were the Two True Ways.”

    Indebtedness and indoctrination, in other words. Solid fascism. Lock ’em in.

    madamski cafone

    @ zerosum

    “Will there be anyone/survivors be interested/have the luxury/care, of reading/hearing, about history/the past, after the changes that the pandemic will have caused?”

    With no internet or tv, we’ll need something to talk about.


    The Davos set’s dystopian ambitions are very clear.

    (from top post.) Comment:

    The world-wide elites (PTB) particularly in the West (Russia, China other topic, not that I’m throwing pink hearts and flowers) in the main neo-cons, neo-libs, or upstarts like Macron and Bojo, piloting National Gvmts that have not only been weakened by *corruption,* but the concurrent imposition of an ideology which promotes capitalistic rapine AND a rentier economy (not contradictory *in fine*), touted via the sanctifying of ‘management’ and ‘entrepreneurship’ and so called ‘innovative’ ‘inventions’. Heh apologies for the looong sentence.

    Vicious social stratification is ONE result. (See Amazon workers Union attempts ..Gilets Jaunes in France .. Deathly poverty in GB..)

    Increasingly, these elites, and their hangers-on, essential personnel / aspiring groupies (ex. in MSM, the propaganda arm), join together in trans-national seemingly benevolent Organisations (outside of the UN btw, from the IMF to the duplicitous White Helmets..)

    Their confused aim, as many don’t realise what is going on, or are just accepting what the leaders, bosses, dons, tell them.. is to bury the Westphalian world-order in favor of .. … ?

    ..> A new class-based colonialism which is still seeking its aims, means, methods, etc. Some call it globalism, not a good term, maybe gangsterism on a broader scale? Something like that.


    It would not surprise me that Dr. Bill got his medical degree from Ethiopia arranged by the so called doctor who is head of the WHO as a special favor.



    It is indeed corporate gangerism!

    An excellent example of this was Obama’s failed trans pacific trade agreement that stipulated all trade disagreements were to be decided by a tribunal set up and controlled by corporations and that this body’s rulings superceded national laws! Also corporations were to be compensated for any economic harm cause to any corporation by individual governments. Trump killed it and for that very reason!


    Ilargi highlights –
    “..all other nations had to turn to the U.S. for manufacturing during the long rebuilding process. In Europe, this process carried on well into the 1950s.”

    @ Dr. D – what is your problem with helping poor people? You seem to have swallowed Ann Rand’s social Darwinism whole.

    No, the work program in the New Deal did not bring us out of the depression, ONLY if you measure by the stock market. BUT it was a huge success if you measure the decrease in Human Suffering. However I do agree with the part of the article about manufacturing with no competition did.


    Thanks for the info on Donbass and insight on Davos.

    @ V Arnold @ Doc Robinson Thanks for bringing up John Taylor Gatto and the Education system.
    I’m going to read at least one of them. My grandson (at 8) is showing signs of not wanting the public school crowded classes.

    Also on the issue of babies and small kids not getting enough interaction with people, what about all the hundreds of kids that grew up on farm when the family made a trip to town once a month. Did they suffer?

    madamski cafone

    @ Noirette

    “Heh apologies for the looong sentence.”

    It was awesome. Do it again!


    A humanitarian crisis
    At the USA/Mexico border?
    Lets see what we can find on the web.
    Can you compare the reports?
    A humanitarian crisis (or “humanitarian disaster”) is defined as a singular event or a series of events that are threatening in terms of health, safety or well-being of a community or large group of people.[1] It may be an internal or external conflict and usually occurs throughout a large land area. Local, national and international responses are necessary in such events
    December 22, 2020
    Written by Olivia Giovetti
    2. The top 10 crises the world should be watching in 2020
    3. UN News
    4. Mental health issues in LA’s homeless population is a “humanitarian crisis”
    Clara Harter
    5. 9 questions about the humanitarian crisis on the border, answered
    Unaccompanied migrant children are coming in record numbers — but it’s not the kind of crisis you might think it is.

    By Nicole Narea
    6. The Philippines Hammered by Worst Covid Surge in Southeast Asia
    By Michelle Fay Cortez
    April 10, 2021,

    John Day

    I’ve been digging the catch-up this afternoon.
    Madamski-converges-on-Dr-D, sort of… I also really like CHSs tke on the Cultural Revolution.
    We are on the cusp of that kind of historical moment, but have been for awhile, already.

    Eleni in Athens sent me 2 important things that it took me awhile to get to, because of busy life.
    The shorter one is this explanation of how the Archegos Capital IED could well have been a Chinese weapon maintained within the American financial casino, and that there may be others, and that “notional becomes net when the counterparty doesn’t pay”. Tom Luongo suggests that there may be more of these, and they can’t be discussed… Detecting and disposing of them may delay WW-3 a little while. tomluongo.me/2021/04/02/from-the-notebook-archegos-bikini-atolls/

    This is long and it’s a video and Mike Lindell can’t stop shouting all the time and let the physicist talk about the graphs of the algorithms used to manage the very-difficult-to-manage 2020 US elections. You can skip and jump a lot. “The Key” is remarkably straightforward and it was imposed on essentially every county in every state in the US, identically for each state. The graphical correlation is .999% perfect again and again, and easy to see because of a quirky little anomalous jump in the population age numbers that could only have come from one place, which is identified.


    ‘A very convenient “pandemic”‘, by Daniel Miller (h/t Germ):

    “..Phenomenologically, the most important evidence for the existence of the pandemic is its external signifiers, especially face masks, this mass psychological theatre.

    Here again, the conjecture of the pandemic itself justified the imposition of the mandate, and nothing else: no evidence supports the thesis that masks have any positive medical effect and the more plausible scenario is their medical effect is negative. Nonetheless the Gates Foundation-funded behavioural psychologists of Sage and their equivalents in other countries argued that mandating them was necessary(‘because most people still did not feel sufficiently threatened’).

    The vague objective of an incomprehensible ambition, opposed against a nightmare, discloses a more concrete aim: control..”

    A very convenient pandemic

    Who coulda ever known?

    John Day

    Cut, paste and enter that line of code into your browser … best I can do.
    Gotta go plant some more trees before dark.


    After Obama culled all of the officers in the US military, it is interesting to see the current call for a military wide stand down. It seems there is now a growing disconnect between the officers and the enlisted men. This disconnect is causing great worry to Obama now.

    Expect to now see a purge of enlisted men going forward as a result of the current stand down.. Political correctness is more important to Obama than military effectiveness! The US military’s decline is resuming again! China has noticed this already and is acting accordingly, just as one would expect.

    This reminds me of what happened to the French military between WW1 and WW2. The left and their communist allies supported policies that absolutly crippled the French military’s operational effectiveness. This included purging officers and greatly reducing military training. Service was reduced from 2 to just 1 year. This forced the French military to spend all of their time constantly training new recruits the basics.

    Nobody was more surprised than the Germans when they easily rolled through France in 20 days! The French military performed exactly as the left wanted! Very poorly! All by design!


    Today is the last day in Toronto of the warm front that came from the US mid-west allowing “my parents said know” to launch their boat on the lake early!

    I managed to get a sunburn to boost my vitamin D3! I guess I will be glowing in the dark, 7tonight! Don’t need any help from Japan!

    The 2 kids spent part of the day spring cleaning the garage throwing out a lot of my good old stuff! I tried to resist but …. lost! I guess I am next?

    My son replaced the rear plastic bumper on his Ford and doing body touch up paint.

    V. Arnold

    @ upstateNYer

    Re: Gatto’s book;
    You’re very welcome.
    Gatto pulled no punches when it came to U.S. education (?).
    That you are reading that book is reward enough for me.
    You’ll be one less brick in the wall…
    …that most Usians seem to be unaware of the dire straights of their own, much less their country’s education; they’ll continue to fail as individuals and worse, as a society altogether.
    This very day the evidence is clear and overwhelming; but denial is front and center…
    I don’t see how this cannot be catastrophic…

    V. Arnold

    @ upstateNYer
    Re: Chapter #1
    My takeaway from Ch #1 was that those individuals (Farragot, Washington, et al) took responsibility for their own education. That our present society infantilizes “students” puts their maturity level about a decade behind their peers of the 1700’s…

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