Apr 152021
 April 15, 2021  Posted by at 9:19 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Rembrandt van Rijn Christ In The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee 1633
Stolen from Gardner Museum March 18 1990, the single largest property theft in the world. Never recovered


Idiocy: Experimental Vaccines And Spike Proteins (Denninger)
Continued Lockdowns A Ticking Time Bomb To Cause Global Health Crisis Soon (RT)
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Use Will Remain Paused In US Amid Evaluation (G.)
South Africa Covid Variant Found In Another Part Of London (Mirror)
How CO2 Sensors Might Help Us Return To ‘Normal’ (Verge)
Greece To Reopen To US Tourists Next Week – Under Conditions (F.)
US Intel Warns Of ‘Sustained Economic Downturn’, Other Long-Term Threats (ZH)
Democrats To Introduce Bill To Expand Supreme Court From 9 To 13 Justices (NBC)
US To Withdraw From Afghanistan Having Accomplished… Nothing (Ritter)
Putin’s Ukrainian Judo (Dmitry Orlov)
US Cancels Black Sea Deployment Of Two Warships: Turkey (Y!)
Biden To Unveil Russia Sanctions Over SolarWinds Hack, Election Meddling (G.)
Let’s Play The “Pay For” Game (Stephanie Kelton)
The Future Is Carbon Coin (Steve Keen)





Tucker Fauci



“..it is gross malpractice by any reasonable definition to refuse to give a patient any sort of treatment on an early basis for a given disease, deliberately doing nothing until the person is on death’s door.”

Idiocy: Experimental Vaccines And Spike Proteins (Denninger)

Do remember that when Covid-19 kills it almost-universally does so with a presentation of clotting in places where it should not occur, and that elevated d-Dimer is a very reliable indication that you’re going to get hammered. This was reported in the first few months of last year and I noted very early on that it was happening, it fully explained why ventilators were worthless since without gas exchange due to clotting you can ram however much oxygen into the lungs and it will do nothing or worse, cause physical damage and embolisms, and that getting to the bottom of that and stopping it when detected was key to management of severe cases that were at risk of becoming fatal. In addition preventing those events through early treatment modalities was obviously essential as once you get into that sort of dysregulation of your body’s systems you’re in trouble and the odds of dying are very high.

The evidence is, by the way, that the mRNA vaccines have a worse safety profile than the J&J shot does. Who remembers the healthy doc who got one of the mRNA shots and had the same thing happen to him? Go look up the death numbers associated with Covid19 vaccines yourself in VAERS. Do remember that VAERS, because it is a voluntary system and the hospitals are incentivized to code anything they can as “Covid-19” because they get paid a bonus for doing so provides great incentive to find some way not to call a vaccine death an actual vaccine death. Nonetheless there are a crap-ton of reports, roughly a hundred times as many as are found for flu shots that we give morbid and otherwise not-in-great-shape people every single year.

The last time I checked dead is dead and the entire point is not to be dead. Further, it is gross malpractice by any reasonable definition to refuse to give a patient any sort of treatment on an early basis for a given disease, deliberately doing nothing until the person is on death’s door. This is only gotten away with legally because in the early days Trump’s HHS secretary invoked an emergency law provision that immunizes hospitals and doctors from lawsuits for anything they do or don’t do in the treatment of Covid-19. Oh and our wonderful, life-affirming President now, Mr. PuddinHead, has not withdrawn that exemption. Why not? Well gee, we can’t cut off the $30,000 “bonus payments” to hospitals for people with Covid, right? I mean all those *******s heroes might get sued for refusing you Ivermectin and Budesonide when you get Covid if that was to be withdrawn and you died.

That would be great horrible and we must keep the death fear going so as to get you to take a jab that might kill you too, and for which they’re also immune if it does. After all there is only tens of billions of dollars each and every year at stake from this pack of lies since they’re already telling us this will be a ritual we shall be expected to partake in every six months or year forever into the future. It ought to be obvious that playing parlor tricks on your body’s cells to produce the “spike protein” — not introducing it directly into your body which is incidentally the actual definition of a vaccine, but tricking your cells to produce it instead (and which has now been magically redefined to count as a “vaccine”) is inherently dangerous.

You’d think that a decade or more of both animal and human trials, with very close follow-up on every single human so-exposed, with all of the data written up and presented to the world in public would be required to know if this sort of malarkey has unknown but severe danger associated with it. Among other risks doing this could result in cells in very unpleasant places (e.g. your heart, spleen, etc.) taking up said “instructions” and being damaged, leading to an immune response in a very bad place that could injure or kill you, or it might lead your body to target your own cells since by definition the cells that take up said “programming” and produce the protein are diseased. If either of those things happen then the very same thing that kills you when Covid goes badly might kill you as a result of the vaccine either immediately or somewhere down the road when challenged either by the original virus — or some other as yet not-identified stimulus.

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“..thanks to the hysteria over overcrowded ICUs, staggering numbers of patients are being denied life-saving treatments for up to one year.”

Continued Lockdowns A Ticking Time Bomb To Cause Global Health Crisis Soon (RT)

By continuing to push for lockdowns to ‘protect hospitals’, authorities worldwide are denying millions of cancer sufferers and other seriously ill people essential treatment. This will lead to many unnecessary deaths.
It is shocking that in 2021, surgeries for cancer and other critical ailments are being delayed. But thanks to the hysteria over overcrowded ICUs, staggering numbers of patients are being denied life-saving treatments for up to one year.
UK media recently reported a drop of around 350,000 urgent cancer referrals between March last year and January this year, compared to the same period in the previous 12 months. A researcher described the situation as a “ticking time bomb.”

There has also been a decrease in surgeries and chemotherapy and radiology treatments, “with 44,000 fewer patients diagnosed with cancer starting treatment.” This problem is not unique to Britain. Canadian provinces face similarly unacceptable numbers of delayed surgeries and treatments. As of April, Ontario has a backlog of 245,367 “medically necessary procedures.” A 60% drop in cancer surgeries was reported when the pandemic struck last March , leaving over 36,000 Ontario cancer patients in agonizing limbo. During stay-at-home orders in 2020, some patients chose to avoid hospitals, either out of worry about becoming ill or through fear of being forcibly estranged from family and loved ones.

But also, then and now, elective surgeries and treatments have been halted under the premise that ICUs are overwhelmed. Ontario recently went into a new lockdown, and with it we saw an increase in alarmist reports of ICUs being crowded. And so elective surgeries have been stopped again. It’s worth bearing in mind that these are not necessarily cosmetic or trivial procedures, but refer to surgeries scheduled in advance, including those to treat cancer. However, some Ontario doctors are now speaking out, providing anecdotal evidence that there are plenty of ICU doctors, and even that most are “underemployed.”

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The vaccine rollouts are a huge mess, as much as everyone tries to present them as successful. That’s what happens if you don’t properly test them first.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Use Will Remain Paused In US Amid Evaluation (G.)

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine will remain in limbo a while longer after US health advisers told the government Wednesday that they need more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot – and if so, how big the potential risk really is. The reports are exceedingly rare – six cases out of more than 7m US inoculations with the one-dose vaccine. But the government recommended a pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccinations this week, not long after European regulators declared that such clots are a rare but possible risk with the AstraZeneca vaccine, a shot made in a similar way but not yet approved for use in the US.

At an emergency meeting, advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrestled with the fact that the US has enough vaccine alternatives to do without the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for a time, but other countries anxiously awaiting the one-and-done shot may not. One committee member, Dr Grace Lee, was among those who advocated tabling a vote. She echoed concerns about getting more data to better understand the size of the risk and whether it was greater for any particular group of people. “I continue to feel like we’re in a race against time and the variants, but we need to [move forward] in the safest possible way,” said Lee, of Stanford University.

The clots under investigation are highly unusual. They occurred in strange places, in veins that drain blood from the brain, and in people with abnormally low levels of clot-forming platelets. The six cases raised an alarm bell because that number is at least three times more than experts would have expected to see even of more typical brain-drainage clots, said CDC’s Dr Tom Shimabukuro. “What we have here is a picture of clots forming in large vessels where we have low platelets,” Shimabukuro explained. “This usually doesn’t happen,” but it’s similar to European reports with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The clot concerns could undermine public confidence in a vaccine many hoped would help some of the hardest-to-reach populations – in poor countries or in places like homeless shelters in the US. Health officials recommended the Johnson & Johnson timeout in part to make sure doctors know how to recognize and treat the unusual condition. The US set up intensive systems to track the safety of Covid-19 vaccines, knowing that side effects too rare to have occurred in studies of thousands of people could pop up once millions rolled up their sleeves. Shimabukuro said spotting such a rare potential risk amid the nation’s huge vaccine rollout “is an example of a success story for vaccine safety”.

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What’s the big fuss about? Is it just the goverment sowing panic?

South Africa Covid Variant Found In Another Part Of London (Mirror)

Huge queues have formed for newly set up coronavirus testing stations as a case of the South African variant was found in another borough. People living in an area of Barnet, north London, have been asked to take a test following the detection. They join those living in Wandsworth, Lambeth and a part of Southwark, where cases of the mutant strain have been found. A steady stream of people joined the lines at pop-up centres on Clapham Common and in Brockwell Park, near Brixton, in Lambeth, on Wednesday morning. Marshals said they had warned on Tuesday afternoon that waiting times could be up to two hours and were forced to stop people joining the queue early.

Some 44 confirmed cases of the variant have been found in Lambeth and Wandsworth, with a further 30 probable cases identified, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said. The BBC reported that the outbreak appears to have been triggered by an individual who travelled from Africa in February. According to documents seen by the broadcaster, the country involved was not on the red list for mandatory hotel quarantine at that time, but is now. Facilities offering asymptomatic polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing have now been deployed at Wandsworth Town Hall, Tooting Leisure Centre and the University of Roehampton, as well as Lambeth Town Hall and Brockwell Park. People aged 11 and over who live, work or travel through those areas are being urged to take a Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, on top of twice-weekly rapid testing.

The South Africa variant doesn’t appear to be causing a spike in deaths…in South Africa.

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Hepa filtration systems are the only ones that work vs Covid, from what I understand.

How CO2 Sensors Might Help Us Return To ‘Normal’ (Verge)

One of the things we’ve learned over the past year is to be wary of the air around us — especially indoors. If other people are around, exhaling, they’re filling the space with their breath. If one of those people has COVID-19, they could be filling the space with infectious breath. There’s a way to make indoor spaces safer, though: improving the ventilation to make sure the air doesn’t stay trapped. That way, any potentially infectious particles quickly gust away, instead of lingering for someone else to breathe in. Experts say one way to measure how well-ventilated certain spaces are is by checking how much carbon dioxide is in the air.

People exhale carbon dioxide, so the amount of it in a room gives you an idea of how much of the air is made up of other people’s breath. It’s not a perfect measure of danger — it won’t tell you if there is actually virus around — but it’s a pretty good proxy for how risky a room could be. It’s easy to check a room’s carbon dioxide levels: all you need is a small, portable monitor. To test this idea, the Verge Science team took one of those monitors all around Brooklyn, New York, to check out the ventilation at local grocery stores, bagel shops, and bars. Watch our latest video to see what we found.

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The entire country is closed. Lockdown tourism? You can’t even sit outside, let alone have drinks or dinner.

Greece To Reopen To US Tourists Next Week – Under Conditions (F.)

Greece will reportedly permit visitors from the United States to enter for the first time in more than a year starting next week, a month earlier than the previously announced date of May 14, when the country said it would reopen to international tourists who provide a negative coronavirus test or proof of vaccination. Greece is taking early “baby steps” toward a full reopening by allowing tourists from the U.S., the U.K., Serbia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the European Union into the country starting Monday, tourism ministry officials told The Guardian and Reuters on Wednesday. If citizens of those countries can produce a negative PCR test less than three days old or proof of vaccination, they will be allowed in and permitted to skip the mandatory weeklong quarantine in place, officials said.

The tourists will reportedly be permitted to fly into Greece through airports in nine of the country’s most popular holiday destinations; Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Chania, Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu, according to Reuters. However, travelers would still have to follow the country’s coronavirus restrictions while they’re in Greece—bars and restaurants remain closed for dining in and a nationwide curfew is still in place, though many of the country’s famous archeological sites, like Athens’ Acropolis, have reopened. Under current guidelines, U.S. citizens are barred from entering Greece at all, except in cases of “extreme emergencies,” according to the Greek Embassy in Washington, D.C., while citizens of some countries are allowed in if they self-isolate for a week after arrival.

Tourism makes up a whopping 20% of the economy, making reviving the industry critical for the country. Greece has not permitted Americans to visit since March last year, when Greece went under a lockdown at the onset of the pandemic. While travelers from nearly 30 countries were allowed back in just three months later in July, the government excluded Americans based on the high rate of coronavirus infection in the U.S. The Greek Embassy in Washington, D.C., had no comment about the reported early opening.

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This is not a warning, this is an agenda.

US Intel Warns Of ‘Sustained Economic Downturn’, Other Long-Term Threats (ZH)

According to the Annual Threat Assessment – which comes on the heels of a separate intelligence report last week which offers a grim view of global challenges likely to be faced over the next 20 years – the pandemic is expected to contribute to “humanitarian and economic crises, political unrest, and geopolitical competition,” and will “strain governments and societies.” “The economic fallout from the pandemic is likely to create or worsen instability in at least a few—and perhaps many—countries, as people grow more desperate in the face of interlocking pressures that include sustained economic downturns, job losses, and disrupted supply chains,” the report warns. What’s more, food shortages and ‘uneven access’ to COVID treatments will contribute to humanitarian concerns, while the virus will remain a threat “to populations worldwide until vaccines and therapeutics are widely distributed.”

The report also warns that a new wave of infections earlier this year “may have an even greater economic impact as struggling businesses in hard-hit sectors such as tourism and restaurants fold and governments face increasing budget strains.” In addition to pandemic-related warnings, the report also predicts that Russia and China will continue to hatch covert influence operations (to blame populist victories on?) – and that Iran will continue to violate the 2015 nuclear agreement. According to the report, China “presents a growing influence threat” in the United States, and has been “intensifying efforts to shape the political environment in the United States to promote its policy preferences, mold public discourse, pressure political figures whom Beijing believes oppose its interests, and muffle criticism of China on such issues as religious freedom and the suppression of democracy in Hong Kong.”

The report also warns of domestic extremism – as the threat from foreign terrorist orgs such as ISIS and Al Qaeda has apparently abated. Instead, white supremacy is now the threat – which have led to “at least 26 lethal attacks that killed more than 141 people and for dozens of disrupted plots in the West since 2015.” For the sake of comparison, that’s fewer people killed in six years than the 170 homicides in Chicago, year-to-date, primarily committed by ‘black extremists’ against other ‘black extremists’ so to speak. “While these extremists often see themselves as part of a broader global movement, most attacks have been carried out by individuals or small, independent cells,” the report reads. “Australia, Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom consider white racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, including Neo-Nazi groups, to be the fastest growing terrorist threat they face.”

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Politicizing your highest court is always a bad idea.

Democrats To Introduce Bill To Expand Supreme Court From 9 To 13 Justices (NBC)

Congressional Democrats will introduce legislation Thursday to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices, joining progressive activists pushing to transform the court. The move intensifies a high-stakes ideological fight over the future of the court after President Donald Trump and Republicans appointed three conservative justices in four years, including one who was confirmed days before the 2020 election. The Democratic bill is led by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee. It is co-sponsored by Reps. Hank Johnson of Georgia and Mondaire Jones of New York.

The Supreme Court can be expanded by an act of Congress, but the legislation is highly unlikely to become law in the near future given Democrats’ slim majorities, which include scores of lawmakers who are not on board with the idea. President Joe Biden has said he is “not a fan” of packing the court. But it represents an undercurrent of progressive fury at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for denying a vote in 2016 to President Barack Obama’s pick to fill a vacancy, citing the approaching election, before confirming Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett the week before the election last year. The anger has taken hold within the Democratic Party, and the new push indicates that it has not dissipated in an era when the party controls the White House and both chambers of Congress.

The lawmakers, who intend to announce the introduction of the bill outside the Supreme Court building, will be joined by progressive activists Aaron Belkin, who leads Take Back the Court; Chris Kang, a co-founder and chief counsel of Demand Justice; and Meagan Hatcher-Mays of Indivisible, according to an advisory notice. All three groups advocate adding justices. “This bill marks a new era where Democrats finally stop conceding the Supreme Court to Republicans,” said Brian Fallon, a former Senate Democratic leadership aide and a co-founder of Demand Justice, who described the court as “broken and in need of reform.”

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US To Withdraw From Afghanistan Having Accomplished… Nothing (Ritter)

Biden mirrored the conclusion reached by his predecessor, Donald Trump, that left to their own devices, the US military would never depart from Afghanistan. Biden had made the rejection of the so-called “forever war” in Afghanistan an integral part of his national security strategy, but had been held hostage by conditions that had been put in place regarding the capabilities of the Afghan military and security forces to operate independently, assurances about women’s rights, assurances on the part of the Taliban regarding their relationship with Al-Qaeda, and a desire on the part of many officials – Biden included – that a residual force of US special operations forces based in Afghanistan was required for any lasting peace to be had.

In carrying out a “whole of government” analysis of US objectives in Afghanistan, it became apparent to Biden and his inner circle that by placing conditions on the withdrawal of US troops, the US would never leave Afghanistan. This decision flew in the face of the advice Biden was receiving from the military, which argued that any condition-free withdrawal would doom the Afghan government and military to a Vietnam-like collapse. Biden had also to overcome similar objections on the part of NATO and non-NATO allies of the US who had collectively deployed a 7,000-strong contingent to Afghanistan dedicated to the very training and advisory capacity the US military claimed was essential to the continued survival of the Afghan government.

[..] Biden’s decision was likewise aided by the recent appointment of William Burns, a veteran diplomat, to run the CIA. The CIA has built a virtual empire in Afghanistan, underpinned by a private army of contracted Afghan special forces who operate independently of the Afghan military, reporting instead to the CIA-controlled Afghan intelligence service. This private army represented the logical extension of the intimate and visceral involvement of the CIA in Afghanistan dating back to the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Like the US military, the current CIA leadership was forged in the fires of the Afghan conflict.

Trump’s last CIA director, Gina Haspel, was the personification of this reality, having played a key role in the implementation of both the CIA torture program and the ongoing use of armed drones to kill so-called “high value targets” in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Haspel strongly opposed Trump’s withdrawal plan and worked with the Pentagon to prevent its full implementation. With Haspel gone, and Burns in as director, the CIA’s objections, like those of the US military, have been pushed aside in favor of the domestic political imperative recognized by Biden that whatever national security gains that might be accrued by remaining in Afghanistan could not offset the reality that the American public was tired of a war that never ended, and apparently could not be brought to a successful conclusion.

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“Virtually all of the more capable young men have either left the country to work abroad or have bribed their way out of being drafted.”

Putin’s Ukrainian Judo (Dmitry Orlov)

[..] what’s about to happen now is forecasted to be on a different scale: the Ukrainians are moving heavy armor and troops up to the line of separation while the Russians are moving theirs up to their side of the Ukrainian border, a position from which they can blast any and all Ukrainian troops straight out of the gene pool without so much as setting foot on Ukrainian territory—should they wish to do so. The Russians can justify their military involvement by the need to defend their own citizens: over the past seven years half a million residents in eastern Ukraine have applied for and been granted Russian citizenship. But how exactly can Russia defend its citizens while they are stuck in the crossfire between Russian and Ukrainian forces?

The rationale of defending its citizens led to conflict in the briefly Georgian region of South Ossetia, which started on August 8, 2008 and lasted barely a week, leaving Georgia effectively demilitarized. Russia rolled in, Georgia’s troops ran off, Russia confiscated some of the more dangerous war toys and rolled out. Georgia’s paper warriors and their NATO consultants and Israeli trainers were left wiping each others’ tears. Any suggestion of arming and equipping the Georgians since then has been met with groaning and eye-rolling. Is the upcoming event in eastern Ukraine going to be similar to the swift and relatively painless defanging of Georgia in 2008? Given that the two situations are quite different, it seems foolish to think that the approach to resolving them would be the same.

Is it different this time and is World War III is about to erupt with eastern Ukraine being used as a trigger for this conflagration? Do the various statements made at various times by Vladimir Putin provide a solid enough basis for us to guess at what will happen next? Is there a third, typically, infuriatingly Russian approach to resolving this situation, where Russia wins, nobody dies and everyone in the West is left scratching their heads? The Ukrainian military is much like everything else currently found in the Ukraine—the railway system, the power plants, the pipeline systems, the ports, the factories (the few that are left)—a patched-up hold-over from Soviet times. The troops are mostly unhappy, demoralized conscripts and reservists. Virtually all of the more capable young men have either left the country to work abroad or have bribed their way out of being drafted.

The conscripts sit around getting drunk, doing drugs and periodically taking pot shots into and across the line of separation between Ukrainian-held and separatist-held territories. Most of the casualties they suffer are from drug and alcohol overdoses, weapons accidents, traffic accidents caused by driving drunk and self-harm from faulty weapons. The Ukrainian military is also working on winning a Darwin award for the most casualties caused by stepping on their own land mines. As for the other side, many of the casualties are civilians wounded and killed by constant shelling from the Ukrainian side of the front, which runs quite close to population centers.

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“..a 2014 revolution..”?

US Cancels Black Sea Deployment Of Two Warships: Turkey (Y!)

The United States has cancelled this week’s planned deployment of two warships to the Black Sea, Turkish officials and media said Wednesday, amid high tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Turkish diplomatic sources said the passage of the first ship through the Bosphorus due on Wednesday did not take place. Anadolu state news agency said both deployments, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, have been cancelled with Ankara not yet informed of any possible rescheduling. Last week Turkey announced that it had been informed through diplomatic channels that two US warships “will pass toward the Black Sea” and remain in the region until May 4.

There was no confirmation from Washington either of the planned deployments or of their cancellation. Washington is required to give Ankara at least 15 days notice before sending warships through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits under the terms of the 1936 Montreux Convention. The treaty’s terms allow foreign warships to stay in the Black Sea for 21 days. US Navy ships routinely operate in the region in support of Ukraine, which has been fighting Russian-backed forces in its east since a 2014 revolution ousted the pro-Moscow leader in Kiev.

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Don’t eve ask for evidence. It’s secret.

Biden To Unveil Russia Sanctions Over SolarWinds Hack, Election Meddling (G.)

The United States will announce sanctions on Russia as soon as Thursday for alleged election interference and malicious cyber activity, people familiar the matter said. The sanctions, in which 30 entities are expected to be blacklisted, will be tied with orders expelling about 10 Russian officials from the US, one of the people said. The US is also expected to announce aggressive new measures targeting the country’s sovereign debt through restrictions on US financial institutions’ ability to trade such debt, according to another source. The wide-ranging sanctions would come partly in response to a cybersecurity breach affecting software made by SolarWinds Corp that the US government has said was likely orchestrated by Russia. The breach gave hackers access to thousands of companies and government offices that used the company’s products.

[..] The action will add a new chill to the already frosty relations between Washington and Moscow, which has tested the west’s patience with a military build-up near Ukraine. Relations slumped to a new post-cold war low last month when Biden said he thought Russian president Vladimir Putin was a “killer”. Biden has also vowed to take action on reports that Russia offered bounties to Taliban militants to kill US troops in Afghanistan. The US also intends to punish Moscow for alleged interference in the 2020 US presidential election. In a report last month, US intelligence agencies said Putin likely directed efforts to try to swing the election to then-president Donald Trump and away from Biden. Microsoft president Brad Smith described the SolarWinds attack, which was identified in December, as “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen.”

In a call on Tuesday, Biden told Putin the US would act “firmly” to defend its interests in response to those actions, according to US officials’ accounts of the call. Biden also proposed a meeting with Putin “in a third country” that could allow the leaders to find areas to work together. In the past few weeks, Washington and its Nato allies have been alarmed by a large build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine and in Crimea, the peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Anticipating the new sanctions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters last week: “The hostility and unpredictability of America’s actions force us in general to be prepared for the worst scenarios.”

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Let’s Play The “Pay For” Game (Stephanie Kelton)

Let’s play the “pay for” game. Suppose you want to spend $3-$10 trillion on a Build Back Better agenda. You’ve decided that you’re going to play the “pay for” game, which means you will show where every dollar you plan to spend is going to “come from.” 1/ The whole point is to appear “fiscally responsible,” showing that you can carry out your spending without adding to the deficit. In other words, for every dollar you want to spend INTO the economy, you have a plan to rip a dollar OUT of someone’s hands. 2/ The Biden administration has put forward their plan, which mostly relies on raising taxes on corporations. The president says it will raise more revenue (over 15 yrs) than he is proposing to spend (over 8 yrs). Don’t ask me why.

3/ Along with some other changes, the Biden plan would take the corporate income tax rate from 21% to 28%. Already, a number of Dems are balking at 28% and chattering about going to 25% instead. And, of course, CEOs are fighting back. 4/ If Dems don’t have the votes to go to 28%, then what? Scale down the package? Fight over other ways to raise taxes? The opposition loves it, because they know that the odds of passing anything bold drop precipitously when Dems hold themselves hostage to the “pay for” game. 5/ Is there a way out? Setting aside the MMT solution, which is to stop playing the conventional “pay for” game altogether, why not simply take the IRS Commissioner at his word? Why not make the case that you can spend up to $10 trillion without raising a single tax?

6/ If all you need is stepped up enforcement of EXISTING TAX LAWS, then you can play the “pay for” game even if you can’t get the votes for a slew of tax increases. Maybe I’m wrong and the votes are there. Give it a shot! 7/ Both strategies get you the revenue you think you need, and both reduce inequality. So I guess I’m curious to know whether the administration is digging its heels in on the need to RAISE TAXES or whether they would accept HIGHER REVENUE to play the game. 8/ As I’ve been saying for months, there’s yet another way to play the “pay for” game. Just make the case that the money you spend ‘today’ will come back to you ‘tomorrow.’ Fiscal multiplier and all that. 9/ Alternatively, we could all grow up and stop this nonsense. Admit that taxes don’t “pay for” anything and that all government spending is paid for in one way and one way only—the Federal Reserve credits the appropriate bank accounts. 10/end

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“We need a mechanism which would be popular with the poor—so much so that they would campaign in favour of it, rather than against it. We need a mechanism that hits the big consumers of carbon—the rich—rather than the poor. In short, we need a mechanism that puts the politics first, and lets the economics follow. ”

The Future Is Carbon Coin (Steve Keen)

Economists tell us that environmental problems are caused by the “tragedy of the commons”: because no-one owns the environment, no-one pays when they dump carbon dioxide into it. Their solution is carbon-pricing: put a price on things that generate carbon-dioxide—such as petrol consumption, or coal-fired power stations—and the market will do the rest. Demand for carbon-dioxide-generating products will fall, while the market will invent low-carbon products—such as electric cars, or solar power stations—to replace the high-carbon products that are causing Global Warming. Hey presto, problem solved. However, while the economics sounds OK, the politics are not: attempts to price carbon, or tax products with high carbon content, have led to social revolts.

The most colourful, literally, was the Gilet Jaunes movement in France, which started when French President Macron increased the tax rate on petrol. Working-class demonstrators donned the yellow safety vests that all vehicles in France are required to carry, and made the point that this tax was hard on the poor, but easy on the rich. They demonstrated as only the French can do, and Macron scrapped the tax. We need a mechanism that puts the politics first, and lets the economics follow. A “Universal Carbon Credit” (UCC) could be that mechanism. This is the problem with only using prices to attempt to reduce our carbon consumption: while the rich consume far more carbon per head than the poor, increasing the price of carbon affects the poor far more than the rich.

When you’re already barely able to meet your monthly expenses, a higher price for petrol for your car means you can’t afford to drive to work. But when you’re a billionaire, a higher price for avgas won’t make you leave your private jet parked on the tarmac. We need a mechanism which would be popular with the poor—so much so that they would campaign in favour of it, rather than against it. We need a mechanism that hits the big consumers of carbon—the rich—rather than the poor. In short, we need a mechanism that puts the politics first, and lets the economics follow. A “Universal Carbon Credit” (UCC) could be that mechanism. Every adult in a country would receive a UCC, measured in tons of carbon dioxide per year, for the carbon dioxide in their purchases of goods and services.

This allowance would be set, initially, at the level of the average carbon consumption in a country. Given how unequal the distribution of income has become, this average would in fact be well above the amount of carbon consumed by the vast majority of the population—90% or more of the population would not consume that much carbon per year. All goods and services would have their carbon content included, so that as well as running down your wallet when you went shopping, you would run down your UCC. For 90-95% of the population, this would not be a problem: they’d end up with unused UCCs. But the top 5-10% would exhaust their ration, and have to buy unused UCCs from the poor. The richer they were, the more they would have to buy.

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    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 15 2021]

    V. Arnold

    Rembrandt van Rijn Christ In The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee 1633

    Epic. Beyond mere words…

    The rest? FUBAR…………….


    This is a terrific presentation:

    Dr Byram Bridle, Viral Immunologist at the University of Guelph in Canada

    COVID-19 Immunology 101 – Part 1


    A great collection of important interviews re. Covid from people that need to be widely heard – and shared:


    Mister Roboto

    Well, I just read yesterday that the WHO “conditionally recommends against” (“conditionally recommending” is a step below “strongly recommending”) hospitals treating Covid patients with expensive, big-pharma-approved remdesivir, as there is very scant evidence that it actually helps. So if my best friend from the high-school daze of the eighties was kept off the ventilator (after which one’s odds become a lot more dicey) by what the doctors treated him with, it was probably the steroids.

    If so, I’m glad they gave him something that may have saved his life, but they probably only give you those steroids once you’re already in very bad shape (Dr. John Day probably knows more than I do about how and when hospitals use steroids to treat Covid), and I also know they exact something of a toll on the human body. If he would have been treated with Ivermectin as soon as he fell ill, he probably wouldn’t have needed to be away from work for a whole month and wouldn’t have needed to spend four days in the hospital right before the winter holidays.

    Maybe I’m just kidding myself, but part of me wants to believe that if something like Covid would have happened thirty years ago, we would have treated it with something that works and works well and is as potentially cheap and plentiful as the ibuprofen you can buy in those mondo-sized bottles at Walmart. In this case, that is Ivermectin. So one is forced to wonder, once again, who benefits and in what way, from the refusal to properly and effectively treat people who become seriously ill with Covid? And could it be that somebody wants all those older poor people with chronic health problems to “just freaking die, already”?

    Polder Dweller

    Vanden Bossche again. I don’t know if this video has been shared before, it’s an hour long and if (like me) you haven’t got time for that, there’s a really good five minute sequence starting at 38:50 where what Vanden Bossche is on about is explained in terms of a game of football.

    A Coming Covid Catastrophe


    there’s a really good five minute sequence starting at 38:50 where what Vanden Bossche is on about is explained in terms of a game of football.

    That IS a good sequence, though perhaps a bit over the top.


    Shit is going down here in the UK.
    No jab, no job :-((


    Doc Robinson

    • Idiocy: Experimental Vaccines And Spike Proteins (Denninger)

    On the topic of blood clots caused by the Covid vaccines (and not just AstraZeneca’s):

    Blood clots as prevalent with Pfizer and Moderna vaccine as with AstraZeneca’s: study

    Dr. D

    “And if it doesn’t prevent you from catching the coronavirus, why are we taking it in the first place?”

    Because, logic. We don’t do that here. We do whatever is the #Opposite.

    “Continued Lockdowns a Ticking Time Bomb to Cause Global Health Crisis Soon (RT)”

    Killin’ some folks. And I got them to demand, nay, RIOT for their own deaths. That’s a straight win-win.

    Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Use Will Remain Paused in US Amid Evaluation (G.)”

    Hey, I was told vaccines were safe as water! It was all cray-cray that they weren’t. Un-Science. Now two are banned back-to-back. What gives?

    South Africa Covid Variant Found in Another Part of London (Mirror)”

    How DARE they name the virus after the place it came from! That’s racist! Also how dare they care since their claim it was more dangerous or transmissible was debunked again yesterday. Again and again. As any reporter could find with any 10-second “Google” chart (provided). Doesn’t matter. Being an expert means never, ever being right. Ever. And it never ever matters. Even if you kill 15,000 people.

    The entire country is closed. Lockdown tourism? You can’t even sit outside, let alone have drinks or dinner.”

    You can if you’re rich. You can if you’re the French elites. You can if you’re Newsome or Lightfoot or Whitmer. You peasants are the only one following the law. Why? If they show up, tell them to “Get out” …or “Get out you fascist pig”, and don’t comply. The only way to get their attention is if they’re terrified of you and cry on national TV like our Congressmen and CDC directors.

    US To Withdraw From Afghanistan Having Accomplished”

    Lies from Lies with Biden and the NY Times yesterday – because they said it it’s a lie – I looked more into it:

    Multi-level of multi-lying, Joe declares peace! We’re coming home 9/11! …Except Trump ALREADY declared peace, and ALREADY ordered the troops out MAY 1st. So Joe is EXTENDING the war, not ending it, presumably like his boss Obama, to extend and extend and expand, hoping, making something happen. I mean, F-stan doesn’t have a slave market yet, and you don’t set one up overnight.

    So Lie: He’s AGAINST peace, AGAINST withdrawal, and Stalling it until the CIA can set up an attack. How against peace? He’s attacking Russia, both directly and through proxies, and removed all Russian diplomats this morning so we can much more easily have “accidents”.

    NY Times: https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2021/04/13/the_absentee_vote_logic_of_the_new_york_times_772343.html

    NY Times describes mail-in as unsafe for decades, supported by Carter. They’re now against their life-long coverage. Doesn’t matter which you believe: one or the other is a bald lie. Which you knew. Because they said it. But it doesn’t matter if they’re never-ever-ever-ever-ever-ever-ever-ever right. They’re “Experts”! I trust them!

    And then Joe’s lies – or truth if you want – that Russia installed him in office last year with Russian election tampering. And not, as Time Magazine says, the tampering of corporations in a direct merger with government, a system we have a name for.

    “Suppose you want to spend $3-$10 trillion on a Build Back Better agenda.”

    You can’t Build Back Better until you first destroy everything and everyone.

    “Food Prices Are Rising Aggressively, And Even Corporate Media Admits It’s Only Going To Get Worse

    Food Prices Are Rising Aggressively, And Even The Corporate Media Is Admitting That It Is Only Going To Get Worse

    Food and commodities are rising fast, attacking the poor and enriching the wealthy. But there’s an answer! MOAR printing, more stimulus, MOAR helping! We will help them so f-ing hard until milk is $100/gal. Sounds like they need some FREEDOM!

    “The Future Is Carbon Coin (Steve Keen)”

    Carbon credits are the wet dream of the wealthy and income disparity, shutting off all life goods, as above. Dream of the Fascist Technocrats of the 30s. Kidding? Not. What was the express purpose of CO2 credits? TO RAISE THE PRICE OF OIL. That is, to DESTROY THE POOR with high heating costs, high driving costs (cue the Yellow vests), high food costs, high plastics costs, high medical costs, and high lumber costs (past tense).

    And you wonder why everyone dreams of them to stop helping for the love of God, before we’re all dead from white Karen ‘helping’? Last time she helped, I lost my job. That was 30 years ago, hasn’t stopped, hasn’t noticed yet, even though her kids are unemployed, on drugs, and rioting.

    Thanks, Keen. And you should know better.


    Here is my contribution to help TAE

    Can We Win In The ‘Gray Zone’?

    Authored by Richard Kemp via The Gatestone Institute,April 10, 2021


    Executive summary – zerosum
    1. new word, ( ‘Gray Zone’, ‘Gray War’), to explain/justify what the USA, Israel have been doing for 20 years or longer
    2. war without “boots on the ground”
    3. bullying, intimidating. aggression, and justification against those countries/opponents that “we” have identified as the enemies (Iran, Venezuela, Cuba etc)
    4. modern, virtual warfare
    Mainstream media are manipulating “the news” to capture your interest to generate their income.
    Mainstream media lost their traditional source of income: advertising
    Therefore, “advertisers”, can and do slant the news as they think is “the right message”

    • Continued Lockdowns A Ticking Time Bomb To Cause Global Health Crisis Soon (RT)
    “… alarmist reports of ICUs being crowded. And so elective surgeries have been stopped again. It’s worth bearing in mind that these are not necessarily cosmetic or trivial procedures,”

    What do people do when they are in pain? Take pain killers.

    “As British Columbia marks five years since declaring the opioid crisisa public health emergency, those who’ve been on the frontlines since the beginning warn things are only getting worse.
    The overdose crisis has claimed the lives of 7,072 British Columbians since January 2016 and 6,853 B.C. residents since it was declared a public health emergency five years ago. It is longest-running such emergency in B.C.”

    Emphasis is on street people, homeless as the addicts that are using opioids and dying. False image.
    It cost money to buy drugs. the new media are not talking about those in pain, of your communities, that have the money and are buying drugs.
    • Greece To Reopen To US Tourists Next Week – Under Conditions (F.)
    “Tourism makes up a whopping 20% of the economy,”

    Can tourist save the economy?
    Cost of everything is going up.
    If more than 60% of people are living pay check to pay check,
    If the additional cost brought on by covid protections is passed on to the tourist
    Who will have enough money to be the tourists?
    • US Intel Warns Of ‘Sustained Economic Downturn’, Other Long-Term Threats (ZH)
    “As required by the law, this report will be provided to the congressional intelligence committees as
    well as the committees on the Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
    Information available as of 9 April 2021 was used in the preparation of this assessment”

    Therefore, the leaders are informed and will take appropriate actions. /sac
    • Let’s Play The “Pay For” Game (Stephanie Kelton)
    Its disinformation
    The truth
    If a company wants a gov. contract it includes all cost in its bid. That includes graft, kick backs, political contributions etc. Those cost are paid by you or the printing press.
    Since when have any laws, rules and regulations, been passed that can catch the rich and make them pay taxes that comes out of their profits. Successful companies pass all costs to the consumers or else they fail.
    1. Joe’s lies – or truth if you want – that Russia installed him in office last year with Russian election tampering.
    2. So Lie: He’s AGAINST peace, AGAINST withdrawal, and Stalling it until the CIA can set up an attack. How against peace? He’s attacking Russia, both directly and through proxies, and removed all Russian diplomats this morning so we can much more easily have “accidents”.
    3. Joe’s lies –
    4. Joe’s lies down to take a nap


    Excellent and detailed Spectator article from Professor Simon Wood of Edinburgh University. A devastating critique of the Imperial College analyses, which joins all the other excellent critiques of their output:

    Lockdowns are useless.


    Doc Robinson

    Two different headlines about the same study:

    Blood clots as prevalent with Pfizer and Moderna vaccine as with AstraZeneca’s: study

    Oxford study shows higher clotting risks from COVID than vaccines

    Most headlines about this study are like the second one. It boosts confidence in the vaccines at a time when there are questions about potential problems with blood clots. The underlying message is that if you’re worried about blood clots, then get the vaccine because a Covid infection will give you a much higher risk of blood clots.

    Well, it depends. What if the only people getting blood clots from a Covid infection are those with certain preexisting conditions (like “cerebral/precerebral artery stenosis/occlusion, and intracranial hemorrhage”), while people can get blood clots from the vaccine even if they have none of those preexisting conditions?

    I found the study and looked at the details, but some specific data I wanted to see was missing from the report. There were some hints, but no indication of how many, if any, of the Covid patients with blood clots had none of the related comorbidities.

    513,284 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 were included in this study (54.8% females, mean [SD] age 46.6 [21.4]; Of these, 20 were diagnosed with a CVT [cerebral vascular thrombosis] in the two weeks following their diagnosis (absolute risk: 39.0 per million people, 95% CI 25.2–60.2). The risk was significantly higher among patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases (Table 1), specifically cerebral/precerebral artery stenosis/occlusion, and intracranial hemorrhage.

    Table 1 gives some interesting details about the preexisting “comorbidities at baseline” for the 20 Covid patients (out of more than half a million) who got Cerebral Vascular Thrombosis (CVT):

    4 already had (Pre-)Cerebral arterial stenosis/occlusion
    3 already had Intracranial haemorrhage
    3 already had CVT in the past
    5 already had Ischemic heart diseases
    4 already had Arterial diseases
    2 already had Cardiac failure
    (These are some of the comorbidities which had a much higher prevalence in the 20 Covid patients who got Cerebral Vascular Thrombosis.)

    I’d like to see the numbers for how many people (out of a million) who have none of the related preexisting comorbidities but end up getting CVT from the vaccine, compared to the number of people getting CVT from Covid while having none of the related preexisting comorbidities. This data would be useful for weighing the risks to a currently healthy person who is contemplating whether to get the vaccine or not. The data is available, and the study could have mentioned these numbers, but it did not.

    Cerebral venous thrombosis: a retrospective cohort study of 513,284 confirmed COVID-19 cases and a comparison with 489,871 people receiving a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

    Doc Robinson

    Correction to my post above:
    CVT is Cerebral venous thrombosis, not Cerebral vascular thrombosis


    I’m not so sure about all those people who will be dying because yet-unfound or found cancers will not be treated.
    In 2003, four women I knew were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Three of them did not have symptoms other than a mass in their abdomen. The fourth- my mother- did have symptoms. “Discreet tumors” were removed in three; my mother underwent a very long operation that ended with the surgeon saying her cancer was “inoperable”. All four underwent grueling chemo with cisplatin.
    One died early this year at the age of ninety-three of Alzheimers. Two are still alive and well. My mother was chemo-ed for five miserable years. To the day, her oncologist gathered the family together and proudly proclaimed she had met the five year survival rate, and he was stopping treatment. She died a couple of weeks later.
    I cannot say for sure, but I believe three of those “cancers” were common, treatable ovarian cysts. My mother had cancer.
    I think an awful lot of “cured cancer” was never cancer at all, but without “cured” cancer, it would be difficult to sell the toxic, pricey chemo. This might be expressed as the numbers come out.

    A long time back, California doctors went on strike. Death rates fell.
    The good Doctor Day here aside (for there are many excellent, caring doctors out there) I think some doctors are Faucian- murdering, egotistical, money-grubbing psychopaths.

    Germ- thanks for “Jermwarfare”.
    Carbon credits- but that’s right in the “built back better” world, and if they can make it crypto-y it will seem so cool! And you wouldn’t want someone to steal your credits, so let’s put it in a chip in your hand. Oh. Better make that one of your cheeks. The other cheeks.

    madamski cafone

    Looks to me like Tucker Carlson is serving as trial balloon for a covid retreat. Fauci sounds like the mayor of New York. Same defensive arrogance, same chintzy chutzpah. Fauci is, like, the quintessence of dipshit-ism.

    Mind vaccination %:

    Fox News dominates weekly ratings to overtake CNN among 2021 total day viewers

    So Fauci is playing best-defense-is-offense blind man’s bluff rear guard damage control… to a steadily shrinking audience. Everything is obviously going according to their ingenious plan… if their mission is Sink the Titanic.

    madamski cafone

    The way I see it, the challenge is not how to pull the masses heads out their rears, but instead, how to deal with those masses once they find they can’t put their heads back in now that reality causes so much panic their sphinsters won’t allow a pinky much less a cranium?

    Those who provide even the most short-term solutions to dire prospects will become leaders overnight.

    madamski cafone

    “Australia, Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom consider white racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, including Neo-Nazi groups, to be the fastest growing terrorist threat they face.”

    Well, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

    madamski cafone

    @ Germ

    The no jab/no job will begin the breaking of the covid usurpation and beginning of some kind of revolution. I say that with a sense of certainty, so I’m probably wrong. 😉

    madamski cafone

    In fact, I have decided that today is officially the day I begin resisting in earnest. Just some petty embargoism and and unwillingness to tolerate fools lightly any more. Comes a time one needs to start breaking eggs of one is going to experience the global rvolution omelot of ones lifetime… of any human ever ever lived in recorded history’s lifetime.

    Gonna be a spectacular show. The trailers alone have already broken attendance records.

    In post-collapse Soviet Amerika, popcorn eats you!

    Filling the Void


    no talk of “the yellow peril” anymore.


    VAX. Big Pharma’s hopes are partially realised, yet fall short. The vax. campaigns aren’t performing super well.

    Off the cuff, as of course we plebs don’t know the projected or hoped-for gains and how to judge performance, in financial terms only. (There aren’t any others imho.)

    Even selling to 15% or 20% of world pop, paid by Gvmts. with a guarantee of no liability, is a fantastic feat!

    Nos. are from Our World in Data, % of ppl who have had at least one vax dose – an OK stat, as that the first-dosers will mostly all get dose-two. To April 10 or latest info.

    Gibraltar, 100%. To mention the top.

    V. small territories (Vatican, Monaco, San Marino, etc. > outliers) should be left off as potential outliers. The Rock is included because reported 100% vax – it has had 94 Cov-19 deaths overall to date (Worldometer) so comparing it with any other territory is foolhardy. Note that Gib. has a high pop density and is high ppl movement place, and experienced several deaths after the vax.

    Israel 60% (deal with Pfizer for their data – though recently Isr. didn’t pay and deliveries were halted, link.)

    UK 48% or so

    USA 35%

    USUKisr – partners in corp power, ppl control, war (see e.g. Iraq war..)


    Chile 38%
    UAE 35%
    Bhutan 35%
    Bahrein 33%
    Hungary 29%
    Serbia 25%

    — that is more or less it for the ‘middle’ crowd (provided one trusts these numbers..)

    Between 13 – 19%, low! For a massive prophylactic exercise in rich countries:

    European countries, minus UK, EU average = 15%. Turkey Morroco Canada Singapore.

    All others below. Ex.:

    Argentina 10%, Mexico 7%, India 6%, Russia 6%, Indonesia 3.6%, Palestine 2.5% (see contrast with Israel..), New Zealand 1%, Japan less than 1%.

    How is it that use of a vaccine can be “paused”, and then perhaps taken up again, following new directives, such as, only for ppl aged over 55? Crazy times.

    Mister Roboto posted: Maybe I’m just kidding myself, but part of me wants to believe that if something like Covid would have happened thirty years ago, we would have treated it with something that works and works well and is as potentially cheap and plentiful…

    Yes, absolutely, that would have been the case, imho. Corporate Power prevailing is what we see…

    link is to Our World in Data. https://bit.ly/3mNrgBZ


    John Day

    Great after hours commentariat on “page 2” last night!

    @V.Arnold: What Germ said, but n=some are now pushing the ivermectin dose to 0.3 mg/kg/day, up from 0.2 mg/kg/d

    Harvey Risch MD sent this statistical set:

    Vaccinated (millions) Thrombocytopenia Thrombosis Haemorrhage Fatalities Tpnia Rate Thromb Rate Haem Rate Mort Rate
    J&J 7.164152 4 6 5 42 0.56 0.84 0.70 5.86
    Moderna 31.355979 41 43 28 1001 1.31 1.37 0.89 31.92
    Pfizer 36.76424 44 66 54 986 1.20 1.80 1.47 26.82
    “Rates” are numbers per million people fully vaccinated (1 dose for J&J, 2 doses for the others)

    Thrombosis, thrombocytopenia, haemorrhage:

    J&J 15/4 million
    Moderna 109/40 million
    Pfizer 163/40 million

    John Day

    @Mr. Roboto: Yes, steroids save your life when you are in cytokine storm with COVID pneumonia.
    Ivermectin is efficacious at all stages of illness (before death), but I want it before I can’t breathe, please.

    John Day

    For your perusal: Human Confusion Update

    Texas is finally getting a small uptick in positive COVID tests and hospitalizations, in the post-Easter period. The rapid antigen (fewer false positives) percent positive rate has ticked up to 3.4%.
    Is this the UK strain? Is this Brazilian strain? Was this entire families of all ages, and churches getting together?
    All of the above?

    The UK B 1.1.7. variant is the most reported in the US, followed by the Brazilian P.1 variant, which is more contagious, more deadly, partly vaccine-resistant, and reports from Brazilian treating physicians, using Ivermectin based therapies, are that it is harder to treat with the medicines they have been using, though it does still respond and improve with those medicines.

    I remember Judd For The Defense and Perry Mason: Thanks Jeremy
    American Hero: Ralph C. Lorigo Fights for Client Rights Including Access to Ivermectin for COVID-19 Patients At Risk
    ​ ​Especially if elderly high risk patients present advanced COVID-19, Lorigo has personally seen the drug potentially contribute to saving the lives of clients. Interestingly, the attorney reports that it would appear that hospital administrations are the most recalcitrant to the idea, even if the patients and the ICU doctor are in support. It’s as if the COVID-19 wings of all hospitals are completely opposed to any suggestion of this particular medication. In the age of COVID-19, the COVID-19 wing is sort of a “federalized” operation.

    ​ ​CS Lewis said, “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.” …
    ​ ​Covid-19 vaccine passports, the latest insult in the unending stream of scientifically inapt actions as outlined above, is already driving extensive anguish and debate. These digital passports linked to one’s entire life experience with geolocated data and one’s personal medical information represents the latest intrusion and attack on our freedoms that have been put before the easily distracted populace. These passports are simply unjustifiable on any grounds, not the least of which is the fact that SARS CoV-2 is no more deadly on a population level than influenza. Ostensibly, the passports are designed to allow individuals to partake in everyday commerce and “life” with freedom.

    (Whitney Webb Militarized Facebook here.)

    ​Top US officials are reportedly calling for a hard look at China’s plans for a digital yuan, after raising concerns that the new currency may potentially challenge the greenback as the world’s dominant reserve currency.
    ​ ​Officials at the Treasury, State Department, Pentagon, and National Security Council are currently trying to explore the potential implications of China’s new sovereign digital currency, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg…
    ​ ​Last year, the People’s Bank of China revealed plans to have its sovereign digital currency ready in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics. China became the first country in the world to test such a product on a national level.
    ​ ​According to the Chinese central bank, the new currency will share some features with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The digital yuan is projected to replace banknotes and coins.
    ​ ​The White House is said not to be planning any measures against the e-yuan, but is highly interested in creating a digital dollar.

    ​ I personally like that the US may create a competitive (lossless-I-presume)​ digital dollar to replace paper $100 bills as the global anonymously circulating currency of economies everywhere. If the initial creation of each “dollar” lies with the Treasury, not with private banking, then the benefits of “seigniorage” accrue to the collective, not the private. Creation of debt-money-at-interest could be curtailed, or value contributed to the commons (even if through a captured bureaucracy).

    madamski cafone
    madamski cafone

    Chinese cryptocurrency: the first of a seris of increasingly specific timeframes and strategies by which the rest of the world is given a chance to get their affairs in order before the Big Meltdown?

    madamski cafone

    @ Mr Roboto

    “Maybe I’m just kidding myself, but part of me wants to believe that if something like Covid would have happened thirty years ago, we would have treated it with something that works and works well and is as potentially cheap and plentiful…”

    We did it with smallpox, which is scary virulent, scary lethal, and scary painful. But we used a real vaccine. I have a scar on my upper forearm from my 8th grade smallpox vaccination.

    But we still keep viable samples of smallpox in most major nations’ biowar (aka research?) labs.

    Just in case we need a REAL pandemic.

    “WHO’s experts have agreed that no valid reason exists to retain smallpox virus stocks for DNA sequencing, diagnostic tests, or vaccine development.6 In 2006, WHO’s experts concluded: “Sufficient sequence information on the virus was now available; no further research requiring access to live variola virus was considered essential.” They also determined that “the number of detection and diagnostic systems for variola virus now available was adequate.”6 Antivirals are not absolutely required because existing vaccines are effective and diagnostic tests are rapid and accurate. And WHO experts have recently suggested that drugs against smallpox could be developed without the dangerous US experiments with live smallpox virus intended to create an animal model of human infection. WHO advisers suggest that this could be accomplished through the far safer route of using monkeypox virus.7”

    Should the US and Russia destroy their stocks of smallpox virus?

    Even for a headline, that’s monstrously dumb. A very special kind of special kind of stupid.

    Mr. House

    Boots on the ground, in a work “meeting” currently. They’re talking about vaccine clinics and the response to them doesn’t sound like they’re going well. They ended up having to call people to get people to sign up. Lots of no shows also.

    Mr. House

    Now they’re talking about booster shots in the fall, and if you’ve got friends and family, get em in for the shot. Heard a clip on NPR the other day and someone was asking why we had purchased so many shots compared to US population. Now you know, everything we said last spring is coming true. Vaccine passports, booster shots all the time. Medical tyranny cause you ain’t qualified to comment on this topic bub.


    Everything we already knew about masks, Vit D etc etc.

    “The pandemic is over.”

    Pathologist Dr Ryan Cole Telling the Truth about Covid:



    Re Greece: TUI decided everything will be open after May 14

    madamski cafone

    Now seems an auspicious time to begin local boycoptt groups. Not for media consumption but for immediate local impact.

    Sample strategy: Janme Businessowner, I won’t patropnize your store anymore unless you rescind the covid nonsense or (more likely and about as effective), display a sign officially protesting covid policy and asking others to do same. Safe for them at least in the short run. That would eb the Stick.

    For Carrot, not only your resumed patronage but a pledge of support, whatever support one feels able to give. The tide is at limbo, with the outflow beginning to make itself known.

    My persopnal motivation for such is not so much Stop the Covid Madness! but ionstead, what the oppressors do: never let a crisis go to waste. This is a time to form community bonds, whence all actual genuine political POWER flows.


    Enjoy some of the hilarity surrounding the Coronapanic:

    “… the deniers who lived their lives were correct. Avoiding all contact proved idiotic. The “doubters” had science on their side.
    It’s all yet again a reminder that hysterical certitude isn’t the same as knowledge. Emotion is its own form of denial. ”



    We know 100% that ivermectin was suppressed.

    The evidence. Many state governors banned ivermectin treatment at the very beginning of covid. Example. The governor of Michigan.


    And Now Proof: Covid Vaccines are MORE DANGEROUS Than Covid:



    When I walk into an establishment, the clerk- unaware of me at first- is maskless (thank goodness!). I come in with mine in hand and say cheerfully: “I’ll leave mine of if you’ll leave yours off.” Sometimes it works.
    “I’ll bare mine if you’ll bare yours” has also worked, and when it doesn’t it still brings a smile.

    Interesting. I just got a 502 you took too long to complete message. First time. And it only took me a few minutes to write the above. Lucky I copy before I post.


    @ my parents
    Tried that approach yesterday and got the same result. We both enjoyed the transaction and being able to see each other’s faces.


    My ivermectin story (Stromectol By Merck)
    It was back order until 14 april.
    I got it from the pharmacy.
    Its a 4 pill pack of 3mg (for my weight 12 mg), to take on an empty stomach with lots of water.
    If I get symptoms I’ll call my dr, to get a test. If I’m positive, meaning the symptoms are still there, then the dr. will tell me to take my 4 pills.

    Lets back a bit. My dr. appointment was virtual. Therefore, since I did not know his position on Ivermectin I emailed the following info. He was in agreement with my present preventative treatment, (zinc, V D3, V C)

    This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.

    This drug may also be used for other parasitic infections, including lice and scabies.

    Take this medication by mouth with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before a meal. Ivermectin is usually taken as a single dose or series of doses, or as directed by your doctor.

    Dosage is based on your weight, medical condition, and response to treatment.
    Strongyloidiasis of the Intestinal Tract
    15-24 kg: 3 mg PO once

    25-35 kg: 6 mg PO once

    36-50 kg: 9 mg PO once

    51-65 kg: 12 mg PO once (4 pills of 3 mg)

    66-79 kg: 15 mg PO once

    >80 kg: 200 mcg/kg PO once

    Product information
    From Health Canada
    September 2018 Stromectol To treat patients with parasite infections that may be acquired in high-risk regions or when travelling.


    People that have allergies keep epipens, just in case.
    I keep Invermectin just in case.


    Interesting Story.
    I mentioned to a retired lady dr (in some kind of branch of agriculture,) that I obtained Ivermectin.

    ” Oh my god! That’s a poison for dogs. We are phasing it out. Don’t take that.”

    The tone of her remarks were
    (You poor dumb, uneducated serf. Take my advise. I know better.)

    Obviously, if she gets covid before me, she will not get my supply.
    She’ll have to wait for her back order.
    Surely, she must know that it is and has been used widely for many year for millions of people with no bad effects

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