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Paul Gauguin The wave 1888

 

Genetic Vaccines: Are They the New Thalidomide? (Merritt)
WHO Emergency Committee Rejects Vaccination Demands For Entry Permits (RT)
Vaccine Passports Are Something Made Up By Conspiracy Theorists? (OP)
Damning Data Hands Up An Indictment (Denninger)
The Lockdown Paradigm Is Collapsing (AIER)
Devastating Lawsuit Over Disastrous Bayer’s Monsanto Acquisition (NC)
Relations Between Russia & US Are Being Slowly Dismantled (Lukyanov)
EU Walks Back Claim of 150,000 Russian Troops Near Ukraine Border (Antiwar)
Ukraine’s Zelensky Invites Putin To Meet In War-Torn East (ZH)
EU Reaches Major Climate Deal Ahead Of Biden Climate Summit (AP)

 

 

 

 

Life insurance and COVID. Insurers have had zero reaction to the “increased risks”. There must be a reason for that.

 

 

I don’t feel like talking about George Floyd, too many already do. But I do find it curious that the jury was not sequestered.

Tucker Candace
https://twitter.com/i/status/1384671880116899840

 

 

Excellent long overview of all things Covid by Lee D. Merritt MD.

“Legally, those who get the vaccine are unnamed participants in a Stage IV FDA trial. “

Genetic Vaccines: Are They the New Thalidomide? (Merritt)

Many Americans have heard the news account of Dr. Gregory Michael, a 56-year-old Florida physician who, after receiving his first dose of a Pfizer COVID vaccine on December 18 of last year, was hospitalized three days later. He had a total loss of his platelets — the little blood cells that stop bleeding. In spite of being treated by a team of physicians, he died two weeks later from a brain hemorrhage, and was reported to have had zero platelets. By February 10, 2021, 36 other similar cases were reported in the mainstream media. Pfizer, which along with its partner BioNTech made the vaccine the doctor received, said in a statement that it was aware of the death. Typically, they concluded, “We are actively investigating this case, but we don’t believe at this time that there is any direct connection to the vaccine.”

Pfizer made this “finding” despite several unusual circumstances of the case. First, low-platelet disorders, known as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), most commonly affect children, and generally follow a viral illness. Only 10 percent of ITP cases occur in adults, who usually present with a slow onset form of the disorder, referred to as chronic ITP. The disorder usually starts by someone noticing easy bleeding, such as slow oozing from gums or the nose, or bruises showing up without trauma. Rarely do platelets drop below 20,000, and generally treatment either reverses the disease or prolongs life for years in spite of the problem. What happened to this physician and the others seems to be a new previously unseen problem related to vaccination — despite the manufacturers’ claims.

Increasingly, vaccine manufacturers and government officials are following the sarcastic maxim from Samuel Shem’s novel of medical residency entitled The House of God that “if you don’t take a temperature you can’t find a fever.” In other words, if we don’t critically look at the actual recorded patient damage, we won’t find our products to be defective. Now, major media are increasingly getting on board, condemning “vaccine hesitancy” and pushing everyone to get vaccinated for COVID, discounting any dangers. But in the practice of medicine, we are supposed to employ the “precautionary principle” — above all do no harm. Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 “vaccines” are experimental, employing a genetic technology never before used on humans.

Ironically, many people who wouldn’t purchase the first edition of a new car line are lining up to take an injection they know nothing about, that has never successfully passed animal trials, that could never meet the required “safety level” for a “drug,” and is unapproved for the prevention of COVID except as an emergency experiment. Legally, those who get the vaccine are unnamed participants in a Stage IV FDA trial. Moreover, a vaccine is supposed to prevent disease. By that definition, these agents are not even vaccines. They are more properly termed “experimental unapproved genetic agents.” By admission of the manufacturers themselves, both the Pfizer and Moderna products only lessen the symptoms of COVID; they don’t prevent transmission.

[..] In truth, neither recipients nor their doctors know what is in these “vaccines.” Only a few people at the top of the Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca research groups really understand them. These mRNA injections produce a potentially deadly pathogen — the spike protein — in your cells. The Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer product says that it contains “a nucleoside-modified messenger RNA (modRNA) encoding the viral spike glycoprotein (S) of SARS-CoV-2.” If your immune system is strong enough to withstand this onslaught and create some immunity, you may survive the first onslaught. But even if you don’t die in the short term, mRNA is an epigenetic controller of DNA. Though this foreign synthetic mRNA doesn’t actually become part of your DNA to make you a “GMO human,” as some people have been worrying about, it can control DNA in ways we have yet to completely understand.

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But nobody listens anymore.

WHO Emergency Committee Rejects Vaccination Demands For Entry Permits (RT)

The WHO Emergency Committee has strictly rejected the use of corona vaccination cards as a requirement for entry permits. According to the panel, there is still too little clarity as to whether and how the vaccination prevents the virus from being passed on. The committee reiterated its previously expressed position on Monday and again opposed the use of vaccination records as a condition for resuming international travel opportunities. He cited the fact that there is so far no clear evidence of the effects of the vaccination on the transmission of the coronavirus. At the same time, health experts described such requirements as unfair because of the uneven distribution of vaccines around the world. They would deepen existing rifts between people from different countries, it said from the panel.

Instead, countries were recommended to rely more on quarantine measures for international travelers and to present other “coordinated, time-limited, risk- and evidence-based approaches to health measures”. The statement by the independent emergency committee that advises the World Health Organization (WHO) on pandemic issues comes amid concerns over persistent inequality in the global distribution of coronavirus vaccines. The pandemic could hardly be overcome unless all countries had access to sufficient vaccines, drugs and tests. The committee therefore recommended that the “emergency of international scope” declared at the end of January 2020 be maintained until further notice. The WHO had previously criticized the growing gap between vaccine use in different countries as a “moral scandal” and “catastrophic moral failure”.

The organization called on world leaders to promote a fairer distribution of vaccines. Nevertheless, the WHO Emergency Committee praised the progress made by the international vaccine procurement initiative COVAX and called on its member countries to support it. The program, within the framework of which a total of two billion doses of the corona protective agent is to be distributed worldwide by the end of 2021, is primarily dependent on poorer countries for deliveries with vaccines. In addition, the committee recommended that the WHO test new vaccines for their safety and effectiveness more quickly and that the responsible authorities in the member countries be strengthened. Risk monitoring should be strengthened, especially with regard to new mutated virus variants, he added.

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Double faced?

“.. the World Health Organization, who recently opposed the creation of a vaccine passport, is now working to do just that.”

Vaccine Passports Are Something Made Up By Conspiracy Theorists? (OP)

In March, the European Commission opened a proposal to create a “Digital Green Certificate” to allow travel inside the EU during the “pandemic.” This Digital Green Certificate would serve as a documentation that a person has been vaccinated for COVID, received a negative test for COVID, or has recovered from it. It will include a QR Code to ensure the authenticity and security of the certificate and will be made free of charge in paper or digital form. The Digital Green Certificate will have three certificates included within it including: • Vaccination certificates, stating brand of the vaccine used, data and place of inoculation and number of doses administered. • Negative test certificates (either a NAAT/RT-PCR test or a rapid antigen test). Self-tests will be excluded for the time being. • Medical certificates for people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days.

According to Euro News, “Where member states accept proof of vaccination to waive certain public health restrictions such as testing or quarantine, they would be required to accept, under the same conditions, vaccination certificates issued under the Digital Green Certificate system,” the Commission said in a statement. [..] The instrument will be valid in all EU countries and will be open for Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway as well as Switzerland. It will be issued to EU citizens and their family members, regardless of their nationality. Other countries are following suit in the Digital Vaccine Passport scheme. But while the EU debates what sort of technology to use and what parameters will be included, various European countries are taking matters into their own hands, choosing instead to create their own versions of a vaccine passport, all varying between each country.

For instance, Estonia is planning to launch its own pilot program at the end of April. France is doing the same. In addition, the World Health Organization, who recently opposed the creation of a vaccine passport, is now working to do just that. And they are all working with the usual suspects – Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM and a host of other corporations. What is more likely is that European countries will all implement different versions of the passport and, in the midst of chaos, the EU will have to step in and standardize the process. The WHO will likely lead the charge in implementing the process worldwide.

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“The CDC’s own data proves they lied.”

Damning Data Hands Up An Indictment (Denninger)

I still can’t find 500,000 excess deaths caused by Covid in 2020; they’re simply not there among the diseases the CDC reported out and since the base risk is 1/50,000 even across half the population being infected we could only account for 3,000 deaths. It is thus clear that if in fact Covid-19 has killed anywhere near the number of people claimed those other morbid conditions, all of which are serious diseases standing alone, have to account for the increase between them. Indeed the most-common, by far (40% of additional deaths by disease) were due to heart attacks and the next was diabetes at 13%. Between diabetes and heart attacks, both almost-exclusively due to lifestyle choices and thus your personal decisions, 53% of the excess 120,475 deaths are accounted for. If we add in strokes, which also are largely lifestyle-related then we’re at about 2/3rds.

Among those diseases that are allegedly “the biggest comorbid factors” I can find only 120,475 more deaths that Covid-19 may have contributed to and which included those diseases as a causal factor in total. Did Covid-19 cause all of those 120,000 additional deaths or were they caused by, in the case of diabetes, strokes and heart attacks for example, the additional 50lbs that a material percentage of people put on during the lockdowns (and over 20lbs on average!) from eating takeout trash full of fast carbs and being involuntarily cooped up in their homes? We do not know so this can only describe an upper boundary or caused mortality — not a lower one. This analysis doesn’t mean even more people didn’t die with Covid, but an alleged “Covid” death that wasn’t accompanied by one of the CDC’s specifically-called out diseases.

The CDC “selects” these specific categories and ICD codes, I remind you, because they’re particularly large percentages of the whole among diseases that kill people. When the CDC says that only a few thousand people died of Covid alone this data is rather interesting wouldn’t you say? After all being shot while Covid positive, or ODing, dying in a car wreck or wrapping your motorcycle around a telephone pole in no way implies you died of Covid, does it? To so-imply or state is to deliberately deceive the public and inculcate fear; it is a lie. Yet the media and government have in fact said it did because they have repeatedly claimed more than four times the number of people who the CDC links to specific diseases in fact died “of” Covid-19. The CDC’s own data proves they lied.


How fear distorts perception.

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“.. the presence or absence of lockdowns in the face of the virus seem completely uncorrelated with any disease trajectory.”

The Lockdown Paradigm Is Collapsing (AIER)

It’s taken much longer than it should have but at last it seems to be happening: the lockdown paradigm is collapsing. The signs are all around us. The one-time hero of the lockdown, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, is now deeply unpopular and most voters want him to resign. Meanwhile, polls have started to favor Florida governor and lockdown opponent Ron DeSantis for influence over the GOP in the future. This remarkable flip in fortunes is due to the dawning realization that the lockdowns were a disastrous policy. DeSantis and fellow anti-lockdown governor Kristi Noem are the first to state the truth bluntly. Their honesty has won them both credibility.

Meanwhile, in Congressional hearings, Representative James Jordan (R-OH) demanded that Dr. Fauci account for why closed Michigan has worse disease prevalence than neighboring Wisconsin which has long been entirely open. Fauci pretended he couldn’t hear the question, couldn’t see the chart, and then didn’t understand. Finally he just sat there silent after having uttered a few banalities about enforcement differentials. The lockdowners are now dealing with the huge problem of Texas. It has been fully open with no restrictions for 6 weeks. Cases and deaths fell dramatically in the same period. Fauci has no answer. Or compare closed California with open Florida: similar death rates. We have a full range of experiences in the US that allow comparisons between open and closed and disease outcomes. There is no relationship.

Or you could look to Taiwan, which had no stringencies governing its 23.5 million people. Deaths from Covid-19 thus far: 11. Sweden, which stayed open, performed better than most of Europe. The problem is that the presence or absence of lockdowns in the face of the virus seem completely uncorrelated with any disease trajectory. AIER has assembled 33 case studies from all over the world showing this to be true. Why should any of this matter? Because the “scientists” who recommended lockdowns had posited very precisely and pointedly that they had found the way to control the virus and minimized negative outcomes. We know for sure that the lockdowns imposed astonishing collateral damage. What we do not see is any relationship between lockdowns and disease outcomes.

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“It looks like Bayer will eventually declare bankruptcy.”

Devastating Lawsuit Over Disastrous Bayer’s Monsanto Acquisition (NC)

The Bayer purchase of Monsanto has been described as the worst deal of all time, beating even the train wreck of Time Warner’s AOL acquisition. As we wrote in August: “Yes, nearly every penny of the $66 billion that Bayer paid for Monsanto has gone poof. Yes, Bayer is the first time in German corporate history that a public company got a majority vote of no confidence from its shareholders. Yes, Bayer is at risk of bleeding out over seemingly endless Monsanto-related liability claims (Roundup has so taken the center stage that what would ordinarily be a big-deal litigation drain, Dicamba, is treated as an afterthought). Unlike any other company ever facing similar litigation, Bayer has neither taken Roundup off the market, nor reformulated it, nor put a cancer warning on it. It looks like Bayer will eventually declare bankruptcy.”

The original filing did a devastating job of describing why Bayer was so keen to do the horrific Monsanto, and on such terrible terms: the above-mentioned all cash offer, which it funded by borrowing boatloads of debt. Bayer was small enough in the world of ever-growing chemical and Pharma behemoths to make for a nice meal. Acquisitive Pfizer had just had a big deal scuppered for legal reasons, and Bayer’s management worried it might be the next target. It settled quickly on Monsanto despite or one might argue because of its terrible reputation; it served as a poisoned pill. The litany of horrors goes on. Bayer was unable to do proper due diligence by being too close a competitor. Monsanto had to sell a trophy asset for anti-trust reasons….yet Bayer didn’t demand a price adjustment.

The acquisition process dragged on long enough that the WHO had named glysophate a probable carcinogen, yet Bayer didn’t beat a retreat. Bayer believed the scientists who insisted that glysophate hadn’t been proven to cause cancer, when the WHO designation was more than enough to set off a tsunami of product liability lawsuits, many of which garnered eye-popping awards (among the ugly facts that came out was that Monsanto employees wore hazmat-type gear when working with glysophate yet made no warnings about the need to wear protective coverings to consumers).

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Maybe not all that slowly.

Relations Between Russia & US Are Being Slowly Dismantled (Lukyanov)

If the proposed summit between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin goes ahead, it will attract the attention of the world’s media and give both men a PR boost. But nothing will fundamentally change. Russian-American relations have gone through some interesting curves on the road recently, leaving many commentators at a loss. Stern warnings, a military showdown, reported plans to deploy the US Navy to the Black Sea (subsequently apparently cancelled), President Joe Biden calling his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and proposing a face-to-face summit, followed by a new round of sanctions that apparently could have been worse but would do for now.

Next came Biden’s executive order that focused on the growing Russia “threat,” and then another invitation to talk in an address that Washington viewed as a gesture of reconciliation. All of this, and in such a short time, does seem chaotic. However, we will get some clarity if we consider two factors. First, what we are witnessing right now is the final stage in the process of dismantling relations between Russia and the US as they have existed for several decades. Second, most international players’ actions are motivated by complex domestic issues. Reacting to the challenges facing them on the home front always takes precedence, while foreign policy is either a secondary matter, or, if they are dealing with a major power that wouldn’t remove itself from the arena, it becomes an instrument for solving internal problems.

Let’s begin with the first factor. Since the late 1940s, Moscow and Washington have been each other’s main conversation focus. The dialogue has been confrontational in nature but pivotal for the global political landscape. It once was at the center of everything, because the two powers engaged in it had equal military and political capabilities. During the Cold War years, the parties worked out an efficient, functional system of stabilizing and rationalizing the confrontation. In the 1990s, parity disappeared in many areas – except nuclear capabilities. But it wasn’t enough for maintaining the core elements of the former type of relations – neither in their essential aspects, nor in ritualistic ones.

Significant advances were made at the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century, such as mutual openness or political and humanitarian contacts, but they didn’t change the nature of the relations. The two countries stayed rivals, but now with drastically different levels of power and resources. And as disagreements grew, the openness started evolving into a disadvantage. We are not going to analyze here what went wrong or discuss the very possibility of things developing differently. Today, Russia and the USA do not see each other as key partners – even in confrontational engagement. Each country views the other as more of a nuisance, getting in the way of executing their strategy. During the previous Cold War years, there was some mutual respect between the Soviet Union and America, as each country recognized its opponent’s ideological and political legitimacy. It is gone now.

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Hey, who’s going to check?

EU Walks Back Claim of 150,000 Russian Troops Near Ukraine Border (Antiwar)

The European Union had to correct a claim made by its foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, concerning Russian troops near the Ukrainian border. Borrell told reporters on Monday that there were “over 150,000” Russian troops near the border. The number was corrected in a transcript of his briefing on the EU’s website to “over 100,000.” Despite the change, it’s still unclear how the EU determined that there are over 100,000 Russian troops near the border. Russia has announced the deployment of additional forces near Ukraine in recent weeks, but nothing has indicated it sent over 100,000 troops to the region. Last week, a spokesperson for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed there were 80,000 troops stationed along the border of Ukraine, with 40,000 of them in Crimea.


The fact that Russia has troops in Crimea is no surprise. Moscow had a military base in the peninsula even before Crimea joined the Russian Federation in 2014. An alarmist report from the Daily Mail published satellite images that it claims show a Russian military build-up at a base in Crimea. But the base is located in southern Crimea, nowhere near the conflict zone in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region. Demonstrating that the Daily Mail report lacks any credibility, it repeats Borrell’s original claim that 150,000 Russian troops have amassed as fact. When asked about Borrel’s comments, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the situation is “concerning” to the US. “What I can tell you is, in general, we have continued to see this build-up increase. And again, that is concerning to us,” He said. While Kirby didn’t offer any numbers, he claimed the Russian troop deployment is “certainly bigger” than the 2014 deployment Kirby said resulted in a “violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

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What would Putin stand to gain?

Ukraine’s Zelensky Invites Putin To Meet In War-Torn East (ZH)

Following on the heels of last week’s Joe Biden invitation to Vladimir Putin for a bilateral summit proposed for the summer to tackle a range of still simmering contentious issues, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has issued a surprised invitation late Tuesday for Putin to meet him in the war-torn east of Ukraine. In making the announcement Zelensky told Putin that such a direct high states meeting where the two leaders can talk de-escalation is essential as there are a “million lives at stake” in any potential outbreak of major conflict, according to AFP: “Zelensky told the Russian leader that he was ready “to invite you to meet anywhere in the Ukrainian Donbass where the war is going on”, adding that “million of lives at stake” in the conflict between government forces and pro-Kremlin separatists in the east of the country.”


Days ago Zelensky traveled to an area near Mariupol in Donetsk where he “walked the front line with the troops” amid renewed fighting with Russian-backed separatists in the eastern Donbass region. Zelensky’s direct invitation to Putin to meet over the crisis came the same day Russia’s Defense Ministry justified its troop build-up in the South, particularly in Crimea and near the border with Ukraine, by calling it a necessary “deterrent” to NATO’s “destabilization” of the region. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that “Nato’s attempts to destabilize situations in the Middle East and Transcaucasian region force Russia to take symmetric measures of strategic deterrence,” according to an Interfax citation by Bloomberg. Following Biden’s proposal to meet face-to-face with Putin we and others noted that it appeared Ukraine’s leadership had been effectively sidelined by the two rival superpowers.

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Stop paying attention to these “deals”. It’s PR only.

EU Reaches Major Climate Deal Ahead Of Biden Climate Summit (AP)

The European Union reached a tentative climate deal that is intended to make the 27-nation bloc climate-neutral by 2050, with member states and parliament agreeing on new carbon emissions targets on the eve of a virtual summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden. “Our political commitment to becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is now also a legal commitment. The climate law sets the EU on a green path for a generation,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said early Wednesday. Under the provisional deal reached after officials negotiated through the night, the EU will also commit itself to an intermediate target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.


“It was high time for the agreement, as Europe has to show where it stands in view of the positive developments in the USA and China,” said European Parliament member Peter Liese, the negotiator for the EPP Christian Democrat group. The 2030 target had been 40%, but under the pressure of increasing evidence of climate change and a more environmentally conscious electorate, it was pushed up, although the EU legislature had wanted a higher target of 60%. Lawmakers from The Greens specifically complained that too many accounting tricks had been used to reach the level of 55% and that in reality the reduction would equate to a 52.8% reduction of direct emissions. Its environmental expert, MEP Michael Bloss said EU member nations and parliament “have rushed through a weak climate law for the sake of a photo-op with President Joe Biden.”

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The football SuperLeague has self-imploded in 48 hours. Here’s why Europe’s biggest teams wanted the league: their debts. They made a deal with JPMorgan that would give them some $4 billion. And even that was just a deferred loan, payable over 23 years. To get out of debt today, get in a worse situation in the future. Hey, goverments do it too.

 

 

 

 

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    Paul Gauguin The wave 1888   • Genetic Vaccines: Are They the New Thalidomide? (Merritt) • WHO Emergency Committee Rejects Vaccination Demands Fo
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 21 2021]

    #73574
    Germ
    Participant

    Vaccination records ‘will be digitally linked to British passports’ to slash queues at airports this summer:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9490401/amp/Covid-paperwork-digitally-linked-passport-slash-queues.html

    #73575
    democritus
    Participant

    If you’re worried about RNA or clotting you had better make sure you never get sars-cov2.

    Experts debunk the COVID-19 claims of Dr. Lee Merritt and the AFLDS

    #73576
    Germ
    Participant

    “…of roughly 1,200 UK central government contracts relating to the Covid-19 epidemic worth $22bn (£16bn) that had been made public … about half, worth $11bn (£8bn), “went to companies either run by friends and associates of politicians in the Conservative Party, or with no prior experience…”

    Britain on the Road to Kleptocracy

    #73577
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    Did BoJo suddenly get a clue? In this article it is made clear that he doesn’t believe that the vaccines will work and now he’s calling for more to be done with antivirals. Perhaps he’s finally seen the light.

    https://www.rt.com/uk/521627-uk-johnson-covid-wave-warning/

    #73578
    a kullervo
    Participant

    The few acting against the tide exist to fulfill a single purpose: to keep the many who go with the flow steadfast about their ways.

    #73579
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I found the AIER piece an interesting and credible explanation of how the lockdown-school came to be the prevalent program for dealing with a pandemic. A lot of us thought we were just copying China, whose data on how many people are sick or dead can be fairly described as “sketchy”. And the article’s explanation contributes more to the discussion than assertions like “The lockdowns came from the Hitler-Charlie-Manson-Ayatollah-Khomeini conspiracy to chop off our pee-pees and replace them with Chinese yo-yos” that you find on some of the more bizarre corners of the Internet.

    #73580
    Germ
    Participant

    @ Democritus – thanks for the link to the article that attempted to denigrate Dr. Lee Merritt.

    I began reading it, but as soon as I got to Bretya’s rebuttal of Point 3 is stopped reading
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    She states: “Part of why we know masks work is in places where masking goes up, hospitalizations go down and asymptomatic cases go up. The danger of SARS-CoV-2 is getting a heavy load of virus, which masks dramatically reduce.”

    This is garbage. The peer-reviewed study done by Stanford University that demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that face masks have absolutely zero chance of preventing the spread of Covid-19.

    “The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks.”

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/

    In addition, there are myriad other studies that show masks are worse than useless:

    Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence.

    Fact Check – Scientific studies prove you are more likely to catch Covid-19 if you wear a Face Covering

    The world has been, and continues to be, taken for a ride.

    #73583
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    @Germ: And don’t forget the example of Japan, which had a tenfold increase in daily new cases recently despite being the world exemplar of masking-conscientiousness. And once again, the point is not the sheer amount of the those daily new cases compared to basket-case countries such as the USA, the point is the sudden explosive growth, which is the sort of thing masking is supposed to help us to prevent by “protecting other people”.

    #73584
    zerosum
    Participant

    This morning, TAE is reminding everyone that Lucie, ( has not changed her motives)

    Now look at the root of all evil ….
    He who pays the piper calls the tunes.
    Its the same motivator as in politics, capitalism, profits, and the abuse of power and survival

    Money. …

    #73585
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    BTW Germ, sorry, but wearing masks will not increase your likelihood of getting the virus. Dailyexpose.co.uk is what we used to call a “kook-site”back in the Usenet days of the early Internet.

    #73586
    zerosum
    Participant

    dummys’ guide for dummies

    Charlie Brown = victim = loser = optimist
    Football = motivator = money = lalaland
    Lucie = controller = enabler = elite
    Result = cannot achieve objective = cannot succeed = drug addict = down and out = failure

    #73587
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Huh. Charlie Brown never struck me as particularly optimistic. Perhaps he was so easily conned by Lucy with the football so many times because he was somewhat attracted to her. {/shrug}

    #73588
    Dr. D
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    From yesterday about knowing and not knowing: “In truth, neither recipients nor their doctors know what is in these “vaccines.” Only a few people at the top of the Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca research groups really understand them.”

    So if these few know, the minons do not nor need to, and the drug turns out to be bad, can we finally admit that at least one or more powerful humans are capable of bad intent? Is that too far a stretch?

    “WHO there is still too little clarity as to whether and how the vaccination prevents the virus from being passed on.”

    Why would you CARE if it’s passed on, if everyone has a vaccine that’s working? Are you saying the vaccine doesn’t work? Because if it works and everybody who wants one can get one, why would we care?

    Logic: pick one.

    “Vaccine Passports Are Something Made Up By Conspiracy Theorists? (OP)

    Yes, they are both crazy and untrue (when I say it) and totally normal and completely true (when they say it). There is no conflict or dissonance at all.

    Logic: pick one.

    I didn’t grasp Denninger’s whole point here. I mean, yes, the additions don’t equal 200k. But this chart WAS interesting:
    MayNotDisplay
    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?get_gallerynr=10330

    20 weeks of 1,000 additional deaths right as vaccines rolled out. Prove it? No. I mean, they might have been eaten by sharks after falling off a ladder, but that doesn’t seem very likely does it? And if so, they SHOULD have ended up in, say, heart attack category due to blood clots, but didn’t. So maybe the CDC wants to explain it to me because I’m stupid like that and quote their numbers to them. That’s why I’m a conspiracy theorist these days. Because I refer to the CDC. Wish I were kidding.

    Also yesterday, does Diabetes in Japan give you not death but a Covid CASE? Um, yes, actually. A little. You’re more likely to get tested if you feel bad for some reason. Also we seem to have husbands and wives with total death vs no Covid, so if you’re well, you may not GET it, as in measurable entry through the nose to your immune system. But of course it would be just a percentage, not a lot.

    “Dr. Fauci account for why closed Michigan has worse disease prevalence than neighboring Wisconsin which has long been entirely open. Fauci pretended he couldn’t hear the question, couldn’t see the chart, and then didn’t understand. Finally he just sat there silent after having uttered a few banalities about enforcement differentials. The lockdowners are now dealing with the huge problem of Texas. It has been fully open with no restrictions for 6 weeks. Cases and deaths fell dramatically in the same period. Fauci has no answer. Or compare closed California with open Florida: similar death rates. We have a full range of experiences in the US that allow comparisons between open and closed and disease outcomes. There is no relationship.”

    And no one cares. As Phoenix lavishly illustrated. Being immune is of no interest or consequence to them, only obedience. That’s the real and only meaning of her statement “By taking the vaccine you can avoid the social distress that I personally, am heaping on YOU personally, as friends, for no reason whatsoever.” Hey wait: you’re acting like it’s some other guy who’s giving me a hard time so you cleverly won’t notice it’s YOU are the only oppressor in this room, doing the oppressing, willfully, voluntarily, happily. With friends like these…

    You’re SUPPOSED to, as a friend, say “I don’t agree with you, but I’ve got your back. When the passport police come, I’ll be the first to risk my life hiding you in a closet and getting you on the underground railroad to Texas.” Instead they’re like, “I won’t report you to Hitler. I’ll be the Stassi MYSELF, free of charge, vigilante-style.”

    Who’s the good guy in that scenario, regardless of who THINKS they are the good guy? Everyone THINKS they’re the good guy. There’s no sense in wasting our time even asking the question of anyone. But only some actually are.

    “Unlike any other company ever facing similar litigation, Bayer has neither taken Roundup off the market, nor reformulated it, nor put a cancer warning on it. It looks like Bayer will eventually declare bankruptcy.”

    So they are willing to follow their principles, their goals of keeping Roundup everywhere in the environment way, WAY past perception, WAY past money, WAY past embarrassment, and into ruin and bankruptcy. And you say there’s no third agenda here. Clearly they don’t want money, they don’t want a viable company, but they DO want knowing, international murder via widespread poison, scientifically-proven. Those are the facts. So can you please tell me if it’s not money, what you think the loving, caring motive actually is?

    Still, any day they’re all destroyed and scattered to the winds is a good day. Life is safe for no child playing in a ditch, anywhere on earth, until they are gone. And a few years after that as the poison finally bleeds out and fades. I am one of them. I’m one of the kids they tried to kill, over and over so many, many times. Tonight I’ll go to the grocery and dodge murder yet again.

    Those executives, reading the science, that guy who reads “This barrel contains the most deadly poison” and loads it on the truck? Totally innocent. Not a lick of bad intent. Had no idea what they were doing. It’s just one of those things for which they bear no responsibility whatsoever. Right? They’re just as helpless as babes, victims, in fact.

    “EU Reaches Major Climate Deal Ahead Of Biden Climate Summit (AP)”

    Yes, we saw one of those Biden “deals” this week. The deal says China can pollute as much as they want, as long as they want, and the U.S. has to shut down all their businesses. Greta applauds both the death in China AND the death in the U.S. in service of a greener planet, now denuded of humans. Clearly making at least ONE species of mammal extinct is widely approved of.

    Football is apparently so popular that no one will buy tickets and it doesn’t pay for itself at all. Not even Manchester United. That’s called “Capitalism”! When your losses are fabulously larger than any profits, and you demand the government bail you out using taxpayer violence.

    I think Manchester SHOULD be bailed out, by Manchester, Parliament, and using the bank-inflation proxies while kids are white with hunger in nearby Blackpool. Wouldn’t you agree?

    And remember: nobody knows what they’re doing. They don’t have the faintest idea that the money they’re using to buy Bentleys could be used to house and feed kids in Leeds. Nope! No idea that the money spent on useless aircraft carriers, maintaining jets that can’t fly might better be directed to the National Health during a pandemic. Totally unaware! Nobody knew nothin’. They were all good people, making their best choices, with no responsibility at all.

    That’s free will. Or at least in a fascist, oligarchic, authoritarian state. Because those people had no responsibility either, and none of those states were ever challenged and toppled by free action.

    #73589
    Dr. D
    Participant

    I hadn’t followed that Rappaport before, but it basically details out the things I already knew, and anyone could figure out given a little time and logic. So I don’t need to trust his interviewee. It’s self-evident it HAS to be happening. If it weren’t happening before, they would start doing what he says they’ve always been doing later this evening. They couldn’t NOT being doing it. But that doesn’t make it right.

    #73590
    Dr. D
    Participant
    #73592
    sumac.carol
    Participant

    Dr. D great post yesterday on good and evil.

    #73593
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    democritus: “If you’re worried about RNA or clotting you had better make sure you never get sars-cov2.”

    The clotting risk from a Covid infection has been found to be “significantly higher among patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases, specifically cerebral/precerebral artery stenosis/occlusion, and intracranial hemorrhage.”

    The clotting risks from the Covid vaccines appears to affect people with no such history or comorbidities. (The details for these cases seem to be withheld from publication.)

    [The above quote was from the study referenced in the article Blood clots as prevalent with Pfizer and Moderna vaccine as with AstraZeneca’s: study]

    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
    https://osf.io/a9jdq/

    #73594
    zerosum
    Participant

    @Dr. D
    That link, Matrix revealed, JON RAPPOPORT, falls under many possible headings. Fake news, fiction, too true to believe, unbelievable, Dummies guide to manipulating, etc.

    #73595
    Mr. House
    Participant

    “You’re saying people don’t know what freedom is anymore.”

    “Exactly. They don’t. They think freedom is getting other people to do “the right thing.” And the REASON they think that… propaganda people have been at work for a long time bringing that insanity about. That illogic. You HAVE to see what I’m talking about. It’s a little complicated. But it’s so very important. Let me put it to you this way. When the country was born, the USA, freedom was considered to be a pretty precious thing. It was. It was supposed to mean that any person, or at least a lot of persons, could live their lives any way they wanted to, as long as they didn’t interfere with anyone else’s freedom. I mean, that was pretty clear then. Do you get it? If in 1800 you wanted to smoke pot and I thought that pot was disgusting, I had no recourse. It was a free country. And by the ideal of freedom, you could smoke. After all, freedom is freedom. This is a silly example, but you understand. Now, as time passed, it became clear to those who were in the business of manipulating society that, all in all, this freedom thing was a very bad idea. It made people hard to brainwash. So on a mind control level, a new concept would have to be introduced. It was, “morality above freedom.” Groups of every stripe were encouraged to shout their morals from the rooftops and rail against the bad people… this was, in a real sense, a PR operation. It was divide and conquer, but more than that it was pour on the morality from all directions on the heads of the American people—beat them to such a degree with that flood that after awhile the idea of freedom would take a back seat in their minds to MORALITY. The ultimate result of all this, you could say, was Prohibition of alcohol. That never could have been achieved without a populace that was half‐mad with the steady diet of overbearing morality‐preaching coming from all corners of society.”

    #73596
    John Day
    Participant

    SARS-CoV-2 spike protein in the human bloodstream is bad. It clumps platelets, causes inflammation, clots and inability to clot after that.

    80% of people who get SARS-CoV-2 infection in their noses STOP IT in their noses.
    20% have it progress their lungs, guts and blood.

    Everybody who gets various injectable “vaccines” gets Spike Protein in their bloodstream.

    Take 5000 units/day vitamin D, which supports both the innate immune system in your nose, and the adaptive immune system in the rest of your body.

    #73597
    Mr. House
    Participant

    “This inducing of a moralistic fever. Yes. And it still is. War on drugs. Whatever. There are lots of examples. The basic propaganda operation is, make them forget what freedom means. Because freedom would dictate that you say, “If you want to use a drug, go ahead.” Who cares? And of course there are other layers of lies used to keep people from seeing that simple truth. The fear mongering around the idea that if you let people use drugs, everyone will become either addicted or the victim of a crazy person with a gun on drugs. That’s called PROPAGANDA. It doesn’t work that way in real life. If you let people alone, some of them do stupid things and some of them don’t. It’s never “everybody.” But if you can make people forget that freedom comes above morality, you have them. They’re yours. Do you see that? If you don’t see that, you see nothing. This is why I call it meta‐programming. It’s the programming that makes all the other programming work.”

    Think about that paragraph in regards to todays climate.

    #73598
    John Day
    Participant

    Freedom Of Choice:
    In a universe where there is free choice, more and more coercion can hold a failing hierarchical system together, until it just can’t, and freedom of choice comes in a tsunami of hunger and broken promises.

    Do choose to make some necessary provisions today, for the unforeseeable future.

    #73599
    madamski
    Participant

    Biden, Zelensky, you name it, all the nas-beens-before-getting-started global politicrats want to meet Putin. The KIller. THey say he plays piano. I wonder if he sings too. Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Killer!

    Jerry Lee Putin

    #73600
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Q: Some people would say there is no morality left in America and that’s what’s killing it. Right now.
    A: Yes. You may find this hard to believe, but no morality at all is the inevitable outcome of pounding morality into every skull. Accept that or reject it, I don’t care.

    Also, think about that

    #73601
    madamski
    Participant

    @ Mr. House

    ““You’re saying people don’t know what freedom is anymore.”

    “Exactly. They don’t. They think freedom is getting other people to do “the right thing.”

    While I agree with the gist of this, the persnickities in my bloodstream must examine a thing or maybe two:

    Everyone wants their personal space to be protected. We form groups to protect our personal space from hunger, enemies, etc. Here is where getting others to do the right thing begins in a social context bigger than family. Everyone must do their part to protect this sphere of shared, mutually protected (enforced) freedom.

    That accomplished, it naturally grows from there. Having established external/foreign boundaries to protect us from things Out There, we then work on how to protect each other from each other within the sphere. Having established a martial stance toward Out There, we then turn it In Here: war on drugs, etc.

    War. It’s what we do. Without wishing to wax moralistic, it’s obvious that humanity sees itself as a War on Nature. Just as our war on Iraq to tame it for the better made it so much worse, same with the overall history of our relationship with nature. When we’re not warring with overall nature, we’re warring on human nature.

    We seem to have two settings: fight or love. Peace is, best I can tell, an illusion except within one’s heart if one can master it (some days I almost do).

    #73602
    madamski
    Participant

    @ a kullervo

    “The few acting against the tide exist to fulfill a single purpose: to keep the many who go with the flow steadfast about their ways.”

    Oh, I multitask:

    “See,” said God, “I did not need you to be any other than you. In my name, you have wandered and have always brought the sedentary people a little homesickness for freedom. In my name you have done stupid things and made yourself a mockery; I am mocked in you and loved in you. You are my child and my brother and a piece of me, and you have tasted nothing and suffered nothing that I have not experienced with you.” “Yes,” Knulp said, nodding heavily. “Yes, it is so, I always knew it.” Knulp, Herman Hesse

    #73603
    Mr. House
    Participant

    I’m not going to post anymore excerpts and like zerozum said it could be fakenews or whatever, but read it yourself and ask yourself how much of what he is saying in that interview usually turns out to be true from our lived exp.

    #73604
    Mr. House
    Participant

    And who is to say that love isn’t an illusion? The only people who might feel true love is a parent to their children, and sometimes that isn’t even the case. And sometimes the parents don’t even love each other anymore and just stay together for the children. Love is a fickle thing. I think it is with good parents, but how many people are really good parents. Hypergamy Madimski, some of us have exp. it first hand.

    #73605
    Mr. House
    Participant

    And where does the general populace get its idea of “love”? TV, movies, read what Dr. D posted.

    #73606
    madamski
    Participant

    Masking could only do good in the early stages in publicpaces. Put one on when you shop, etc., but otherwise, stay mask-free. They’re good for stopping “super-spreaders”: people with real pathogens who sneeze or cough in public.

    And it would only have worked with a rapidly employed, concise but thorough, public education blitz on when how and why to mask along with the logistics of hand sanitation.

    Outside of that (which never happened anywhere that I know of) masking is a dirty dangerous bad joke.

    Over-reach: As mask mandates end, Oregon OSHA proposes permanent rule

    “A top health official is considering indefinitely extending rules requiring masks and social distancing in all businesses in the state.

    The proposal would keep the rules in place until they are “no longer necessary to address the effects of the pandemic in the workplace.”

    Michael Wood, administrator of the state’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health, said the move is necessary to address a technicality in state law that requires a “permanent” rule to keep current restrictions from expiring.”

    Backlash: “But the idea has prompted a flood of angry responses, with everyone from parents to teachers to business owners and employees crying government overreach. Wood’s agency received a record number of public comments, mostly critical, and nearly 60,000 residents signed a petition against the proposal.”

    #73607
    Germ
    Participant
    #73608
    madamski
    Participant

    @ Mister Roboto

    “BTW Germ, sorry, but wearing masks will not increase your likelihood of getting the virus. Dailyexpose.co.uk is what we used to call a “kook-site”back in the Usenet days of the early Internet.”

    a) That is an almost meaningless distinction in today’s media enbvironment, and b) data is data no mastter the source. Whatever may be wrong with the information posted within a “kook site”, the wrongness lies in the info not the kook site.

    I agree: masking causes more harm than good these days. It’s opportunity for doing more good than harm was very early on, around the time Fauci said masks don’t work. (Fauci is what Dr. D might call a ‘bullshit indicator’. LIke a windsock indicating wind activity, If his lips are moving, the bullshit is flowing.

    If I were an expert, I’d enjoy examining footage of Fauci with the sound off as I examined his facial motions for indicators of dishonesty.

    #73609
    John Day
    Participant

    http://www.johndayblog.com/2021/04/anticipating-sudden-letdown.html
    (Picture of garden/gardener @ end)

    Our present western economic system is based upon faith in a future which cannot possibly transpire. That faith is growing thinner and thinner, so the leverage on the bets is growing higher and higher, to maintain the amount of skim-profit, to which our elite class and their upper managers are accustomed. The system crashed in 2008, but was resuscitated with more skim than ever to bankers and financiers, and more promises than ever for everybody else. This was sustained by “whatever it took” in money printing and asset-buying by central banks, It’s the biggest ponzi scheme ever, and the Federal Reserve banking system is the final sucker. There was an overnight-repo crisis in late summer of 2019, when the major banks quit trusting each other overnight.
    The fix was the Fed, again.
    “Repo” still broken after over a year of social distancing and lockdowns. That didn’t create overnight trust at the level of major global banks.

    The top 10%, the managerial class, has been bribed to hold things together for 13 years.
    The present system will not hold together without their best efforts.
    Elites have no plan but to retain power indefinitely.
    When does the system break? Next month? June?
    Got beans? Got water? Got cash? Got friends?

    Anthony Ward, “The Slog”
    ​ ​What I find worrying tonight is the number of people whose experience I trust offering remarkably similar predictions: in a relatively narrow time range from mid-May to late June, they all see time finally running out for by far the most mendacious stock valuation bubble in bourse history.
    ​ ​The control, containment and citizen obedience being demanded by States around the globe is in near-zero relation to the homoaeopathic threat from SarsCov2. We are about to see the real reason for accustoming us to the idea of virtue-signalled, false necessity.
    therealslog.com/2021/04/15/from-covid-to-collapse-can-you-see-the-join/

    THE $2.3 QUADRILLION GLOBAL TIMEBOMB
    ​ ​The $30 billion in Archegos derivatives that went up in smoke over a weekend is just the tip of the iceberg. The hedge fund Archegos lost everything and the normal uber-leveraged players Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Nomura etc lost at least $30 billion.
    ​ ​These investment banks are making casino bets that they can’t afford to lose. What their boards and top management don’t realise or understand is that the traders, supported by easily manipulated risk managers, are betting the bank on a daily basis.​..
    ​ ​Just take the notorious Deutsche Bank (DB) that has outstanding derivatives of €37 trillion against total equity of €62 billion. Thus the derivatives position is 600X the equity.
    Or to put it in a different way, the equity is 0.17% of the outstanding derivatives. So a loss of 0.2% on the derivatives will wipe the share capital and the bank out!
    ​ ​Now the DB risk managers will argue that the net derivatives position is just a fraction of the €37 trillion at €20 billion. That is of course nonsense as we saw with Archegos when a few banks let $30 billion over a weekend.
    ​ ​Derivatives can only be netted down on the basis that counterparties pay up. But in a real systemic crisis, counterparties will disappear and gross exposure will remain gross.
    (So gold to $175,000/oz? Just think dollar​-​to​-​zero.)
    goldswitzerland.com/the-2-3-quadrillion-global-timebomb/

    ​ 11 years ago in Afghanistan, news of massive mineral deposits came out.
    It’s not just heroin and the ability to disrupt Russia, China and Iran that makes this real estate valuable to the crumbling western empire.​
    $1 Trillion Motherlode of Lithium and Gold Discovered in Afghanistan​ , June 16, 2010
    ​ ​The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world. An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries…
    http://www.mining.com/1-trillion-motherlode-of-lithium-and-gold-discovered-in-afghanistan/

    Biden isn’t ending the Afghanistan War, he’s privatizing it: Special Forces, Pentagon contractors, intelligence operatives will remain
    ​ ​Over 18,000 Pentagon contractors remain in Afghanistan, while official troops number 2,500. Joe Biden will withdraw this smaller group of soldiers
    while leaving behind US Special Forces, mercenaries, and intelligence operatives — privatizing and downscaling the war, but not ending it.
    thegrayzone.com/2021/04/16/biden-afghanistan-war-privatizing-contractors/

    #73611
    John Day
    Participant

    Pepe Escobar: So Who Wants a Hot War?
    It’s not by accident that the Hegemon is going no holds barred to harass and try to smash Eurasian integration by all means available…
    Much more than NATO advisers in a frantic revolving door in Kiev, the real shadowplay is MI6 actually working very close with President Zelensky.
    Zelensky’s warmongering script comes directly from MI6’s Richard Moore. Russian intel is very much aware of all the fine print.​..
    ​ Careless whispers in Brussels corridors swear that MI6 actually believes that in the case of a volcanic but as it stands still preventable hot war with Russia, continental Europe would burn and Brexitland would be spared…
    ​…​Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu examining step by step the deployment of the annual US Army DEFENDER-Europe 21: “The main forces are concentrated in the Black Sea and Baltic region.”​ …
    ​ When in doubt, call the irreplaceable Andrei Martyanov – who always tells it like it is. The Crash Test Dummy gang in D.C. still does not get it – although some Deep State pros do.
    Here’s Martyanov:
    ​ ​As I am on record constantly – the United States never fought a war with its Command and Control system under the relentless sustained fire impact and its rear attacked and disorganized. Conventionally, the United States cannot win against Russia in Europe, at least Eastern part of it and Biden Admin better wake up to the reality that it may, indeed, not survive any kind of escalation and, in fact, modern Kalibrs, 3M14Ms, as a matter of fact, have a range of a 4,500 kilometers, as well as 5,000+ kilometer range of X-101 cruise missiles, which will have no issues with penetrating North American airspace when launched by Russia’s strategic bombers without even leaving the safety of Russia’s airspace.​..
    …Triple Yoda Patrushev mentioned a very civilized late March phone call he had with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. Of course there’s no smokin’ gun, but if anyone would come up with the face-saving idea of a Biden-Putin phone call that would have been Sullivan.
    ​ ​The spin from Washington and Moscow is only slightly divergent. The Americans highlight that “Biden” – actually the deciding combo behind him – wants to build “a stable and predictable relationship with Russia, consistent with US interests.”
    T​he Kremlin said that Biden “expressed interest in normalizing bilateral relations.”
    Away from all this fog, what really matters is Patrushev-Sullivan. That has to do with Washington telling Turkey that US warships would be transiting the Bosphorus towards the Black Sea. Sullivan must have told Patrushev that no, they won’t be “active” in Donbass. And Patrushev told Sullivan, OK, we won’t incinerate them.​..
    ​ So the cliffhanger – like a teaser for Snowpiercer – is what happens when Nord Stream 2 is completed.​..
    ​ Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, has struck a much less Daoist note than Peskov: “The United States is our enemy, doing everything to undermine Russia’s position in the international arena, we do not see other elements in their approach to us. These are our conclusions”
    That’s stone to the bone realpolitik. Ryabkov knows the Hegemon’s “non agreement-capable” mindset inside out.​..​
    ​ ​Putin reiterated Minsk 2 on his live teleconference with Merkel and Macron – and certainly to “Biden” in their phone call. The Beltway, the EU and NATO are all aware of it. Minsk 2 was signed by Ukraine, France and Germany and certified by the UN Security Council. If Kiev violates it, Russia – as a member of the UNSC – must enforce it.
    ​ ​Kiev has been violating Minsk 2 for months now; it refuses to implement it. As a faithful Hegemon satrapy, they are also not “agreement-capable”. Yet now they are seeing the – firepower – writing on the wall if they as much as think of starting a blitzkrieg against Donbass.​..
    Ideally, Ukraine/Donbass would be inserted in the overall revival of the Silk Roads – as in internal Central Eurasian trade based and developed taking into consideration Eurasia-wide demand. Eurasia integration – in both the Chinese and Russian vision – are all about interconnected economies via inter-regional trade.
    ​ ​So it’s not by accident that the Hegemon – on the verge of becoming an irrelevant player across Eurasia – is going no holds barred to harass and try to smash the continental integration by all means available.

    So Who Wants a Hot War?

    ​ ​Following on the heels of last week’s Joe Biden invitation to Vladimir Putin for a bilateral summit proposed for the summer to tackle a range of still simmering contentious issues, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has issued a surprised invitation late Tuesday for Putin to meet him in the war-torn east of Ukraine.
    ​ ​In making the announcement Zelensky told Putin that such a direct high states meeting where the two leaders can talk de-escalation is essential as there are a “million lives at stake” in any potential outbreak of major conflict,
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ukraines-zelensky-invites-putin-meet-war-torn-east-million-lives-are-stake

    Vladimir Putin’s State Of The Nation Address: (a few excerpts)
    “We behave in a restrained, modest manner. Oftentimes we do not respond to outright rudeness; we want to have good relations.
    We are not looking to burn any bridges.”
    ​ ​”I hope no one will think of crossing so-called ‘red lines’ against Russia, which we ourselves will define in each separate case. Russia’s response will be symmetrical, fast and tough. The organizers of any provocations threatening our core security interests will regret their actions more than they’ve regretted anything in a long time.”
    “But now this practice is degenerating into something more dangerous — for example, an attempt to organize a coup in Belarus and an attempt to assassinate this country’s president…. The West is silent on this matter.”
    “You can have any position on Lukashenko’s policies, but staging a goverment coup and planning the assassination of a head of state is too much.”
    ​ ​And on Biden’s recent sanctions…
    “It seems that everyone is already accustomed to the practice of imposing illegal, politically motivated sanctions, attempts to impose their will on others by force.”​ …
    ​ On Russian national spirituality and traditional religion:
    ​ “And today, family, friendship, mutual assistance, and compassion have come to the fore for us. Spiritual and moral values, which some countries are forgetting about, have, on the contrary, made us stronger, and we will always uphold and protect these values,” Putin pledged.
    ​ ​Putin added that the service of representatives of traditional religions had become “the spiritual backbone of society, as it always was in difficult times.” That said, the head of state addressed the clergy present in the hall, “I would like to take a deep bow before you all. Thank you very much.”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/putins-key-state-nation-address-swift-tough-response-coming-those-crossing-red-line

    #73612
    Noirette
    Participant

    This link from *Activist Post* presents a short summary of why medical research is not trustworthy. (Or interesting, I would add.)

    Most Scientific Research of Western Medicine Untrustable & Fraudulent, Say Insiders and Experts. Aug. 2015.

    https://bit.ly/3sF9qlZ

    … + natch’ known well before 2015.

    No Gvmts, Gvmt. Agencies devoted to well-being, no Med. – Dr. – Researcher, Uni, Groupings, no Patients Associations, no ‘Left’ Political Party, no Defend the Children ‘non-profits’, have denounced this state of affairs, or only so symbolically in a v. weak way with no impact or success – as they surely anticipated beforehand.

    The academics, high up Docs, Pols, Gvmt. functionaries, top qualified advisors in respected bodies, who are, were, alarmed and/or disgusted either quit, or made… lateral moves — to another function, job, biz, speciality, hospital, etc. This allows them to save their honor – the previous place, cabal, direction, board, etc. was ‘corrupt’ but now “I” am in a more worthy and genuine postion, team, profession, etc. they say. Hopefully.

    Most lowly personnel don’t have the oppo to move about, so they are forced to obey, hunker down, adopting a low profile: “Those are the orders, that is what I have to carry out” and they feel, rightly so, very bitter.

    #73613
    madamski
    Participant

    @ Dr. D

    “So if these few know, the minons do not nor need to, and the drug turns out to be bad, can we finally admit that at least one or more powerful humans are capable of bad intent? Is that too far a stretch?”

    Already acknowledged. I never mnuch cared for Herod, myself, for example. What’s your point? Yes, Virginia, there are evil kings.

    #73614
    Bill7
    Participant

    CJ Hopkins- ‘The Covidian Cult, Part II:
    The Covidian Cult (Part II)

    #73616
    madamski
    Participant

    @ Dr. D

    “Clearly they don’t want money, they don’t want a viable company, but they DO want knowing, international murder via widespread poison, scientifically-proven. Those are the facts. So can you please tell me if it’s not money, what you think the loving, caring motive actually is?”

    They want money. Why do you think they hocked their company’s future for a bunch of cash now? It’s no different than borrowing for nearly free from the Fed so you can buy back your own stock.

    The love of money is the root of all evil, not the few weirdoes who manage to acquire fortunes tantamount to kingships. The evil is you and I believing that money and the things it buys are good, and the lack thereof is bad. That’s the entire problem, according to my favorite messianic guru. And I agree.

    Money is a media that says this but does that. Over and over. The evil ruining our lives and our planetary biosphere is not some cabal of sick fucks: they’re parasites of a systerm we sustain. The evil is us and our disconnection from raw reality. Everything else flows from that, is secondary.

    No, the people at Monsanto don’t want to poison the world. They just want to hide from the fact that they’re mortgaged, marginally mindless, subdued, disempowered minions of a company centered around the manufacture of poisons. Chickenshit, which is what you get when you sequester large chicken populations in large municipal coops: lots and lots of chicken shit.

    As soon as we believe in money more than reality (which almost everyone does, says I), overwhelming evil results. Here we go!

    #73617
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    I am confused about how anyone could consider the state of Arizona “in lockdown over the winter.” Over the winter the state allowed localities to have rules about masking. The state mandated schools use masks, and recommended remote learning for much of the winter. In the summer there were strict rules about number of people in stores and such, but the rules had been relaxed during the winter, as compared to the summer — and the government imposed rules regarding masking and number of people in stores are gone now. (I believe there are still rules for care homes for the elderly and vulnerable.) There have been a few minor rules…the local libraries are still curbside and online service only…that was a local, city decision. What lockdown during the winter?

    And if the graph is wrong about Arizona, how many other states is it wrong about?

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