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India’s “Covid Crisis” Has Been Hijacked (DE)
China To Mobilise Its Private Companies To Help India Fight Covid-19 (SCMP)
US To Export AZ Vaccine As India Battles ‘Heartbreaking’ Covid Surge (Y!)
Bill Gates Says No To Sharing Vaccine Formulas With Global Poor (Salon)
Isreali Health Body Report On COVID Vax ‘Deadly’ Impacts (PSI)
Pakistan Deploys Troops To Help Authorities Cope With Covid-19 Infections (RT)
Germany’s New Lockdown Law Sparks Constitutional Court Complaints (RT)
The United States: Hardly A Recovery (Lacalle)
Biden Sees Majority Approval After 100 Days, But The Numbers Don’t Add Up (RT)
Biden’s Stimulus Checks “Wreck Labor Pool” As People Get Paid To Stay Home (ZH)
Joe Biden Declares War on Tax Havens – in Europe, Too (Spiegel)
US Pledges $300mn To Fund Massive Global Anti-China Media Machine (Fowdy)
US Deploying 650 Additional Troops to Afghanistan (Antiwar)
Chinese Experts To Join Fukushima Wastewater Working Group (RT)

 

 

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Yes, the media inevitably makes a spectacle out of it, fear sells. But even if “on the record breaking day for new infections in India just 0.02% of the population tested positive for Covid-19”, that’s still a lot of people. Who in many places live more closely together than westerners would be comfortable with, an ideal breeding ground for a virus. They wouldn’t be comfortable with a health-care system like India’s either. There are many sides to this story.

India’s “Covid Crisis” Has Been Hijacked (DE)

The Sun newspaper even released a video back at the end of January 2020 which was a compilation of people collapsing on the streets of Wuhan. The headline was ‘DISASTER ZONE – Coronavirus leaves Wuhan a ‘zombieland”. It is only with the benefit of hindsight that we can now be 100% certain this was done to deceive the public and whip up fear. The Guardian newspaper also released an article at the end of January 2020 of which the headline was ‘A man lies dead in the street: the image that captures the Wuhan coronavirus crisis’. How many people have you seen drop dead in your street due to having the alleged Covid-19 disease? We bet the answer is zero. So isn’t it curious to find that after over a year of nobody dropping dead in the street throughout the world, suddenly the public are being told it is happening again in India.

Curious because according to official figures the pandemic is no longer raging throughout the United Kingdom. Curious because according to official figures excess deaths in the UK have now dropped below the five-year average. Curious because authorities will still not grant the British people their former rights and freedoms even though it is no longer justified. So what better way to justify the continuation of medical tyranny than ramping up the fear of a new variant hitting the shores of the United Kingdom. Because make no mistake that is exactly what the authorities and mainstream media are doing right now with the constant propaganda on the “dire” situation in India and the potential threat of the new Indian variant. ‘Why India’s worsening Covid crisis is a dire problem for the world’ – this is another headline to an article released by ‘The Guardian’ newspaper.

Here’s the opening paragraph of the article – “The catastrophe unfolding in India appears to be the worst-case scenario that many feared from the Covid-19 pandemic: unable to find sufficient hospital beds, access to tests, medicines or oxygen, the country of 1.4 billion is sinking beneath the weight of infections.” That very paragraph alone is enough for us to uncover the barefaced lies within the current narrative that is being portrayed in the mainstream media. Let’s start with the fact that India has a population of 1.4 billion people. If we look at the number of daily positive tests for SARS-CoV-2 we can see that on the 24th April 2021, India recorded 349,691 positive tests. This equates to just 0.02% of the entire population of India testing positive for Covid on the 24th April 2021.

The 24th April has also been the highest day on record in India for the number of positive test results for SARS-CoV-2. Yet the mainstream media have said that “the country of 1.4 billion is sinking beneath the weight of infections”. They’re lying. The second thing to take into account is that India, for some strange reason has decided to ramp up its testing, and not just of people with symptoms either. They’re carrying out asymptomatic testing. Which test are they using? The PCR test of course. PCR tests look for genetic matter from the new coronavirus using amplification cycles. However, the number of amplification cycles that was needed to detect genetic matter from the virus, which is referred to as the cycle threshold, typically isn’t included in test results sent to doctors and patients.

Many coronavirus tests have fairly high cycle thresholds, with most set at 40 and some set at 37. That means a number of people who aren’t carrying much of the new coronavirus are still testing positive, even though they may not be contagious. You can read our full breakdown on the PCR test here. This means that there will be a huge number of false positives across India, even despite the fact more tests equals more cases. But we’ll say it again, on the record breaking day for new infections in India just 0.02% of the population tested positive for Covid-19.

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“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announced on Saturday that it was waiving import duties on vaccines, oxygen and related equipment.”

Say what?

China To Mobilise Its Private Companies To Help India Fight Covid-19 (SCMP)

China has vowed to encourage its private companies to help India in its battle against a drastic surge in Covid-19 cases which has seen repeated daily global records of new infections and local media reports that patients are dying because of a lack of oxygen supplies. Wang Xiaojian, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in India, said the country had the firm support of China’s government and its people in the fight against the pandemic. “We will encourage and guide Chinese companies to actively cooperate with India to facilitate acquiring medical supplies, and provide support and help according to India’s need,” he said, in an embassy statement on Monday night.

In separate remarks, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said China and India were in communication over the pandemic response, and that Beijing would provide materials, if requested by New Delhi. He also called on India’s fellow members of the Quad security alliance – Australia, the US and Japan – to provide assistance to the stricken country. “I hope these nations can jointly provide India and related countries with support and assistance within their capacity to fight the epidemic, and fulfil their due international responsibilities and obligations,” he said. Zhu Yongbiao, a professor of international relations at Lanzhou University, said China’s assistance was likely to include medical equipment, vaccine, prevention and treatment plans, depending on the Indian government’s request and the pandemic situation.

“China may also encourage and support Chinese-funded companies in India to provide assistance through non-governmental ways.” Chinese diplomatic missions to Sri Lanka and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific announced on Twitter that some 800 oxygen concentrators were delivered from Hong Kong to Delhi, with 10,000 more to be delivered in a week, following a statement from the Indian cargo airline SpiceXpress which airlifted the consignment. In a bid to boost supplies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announced on Saturday that it was waiving import duties on vaccines, oxygen and related equipment.

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Did the FDA approve authorize it yet?

US To Export AZ Vaccine As India Battles ‘Heartbreaking’ Covid Surge (Y!)

The United States committed Monday to releasing up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, as India grapples with a catastrophic new surge in infections and severe medical shortages, with hospitals overwhelmed and crematoriums at capacity. The South Asian giant of 1.3 billion people recorded 352,991 new infections and 2,812 deaths on Monday – its highest levels since the pandemic began – as its Hindu-nationalist government comes under fire for allowing mass gatherings such as religious festivals and political rallies in recent weeks. But with its health system completely overwhelmed, Western countries are rushing to India’s aid – including the United States, which has come under fire for hoarding supplies including of the AstraZeneca vaccine, as other countries battle sprawling outbreaks.


“U.S. to release 60 million Astra Zeneca doses to other countries as they become available,” tweeted Andy Slavitt, senior advisor to the White House on Covid response. It was not immediately clear how many doses are ready to be shipped or where they will go, with Slavitt adding “at this time there are still very few available.” But President Joe Biden held a telephone call with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, pledging his country’s “steadfast support for the people of India who have been impacted by the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.” The United States “is providing a range of emergency assistance, including oxygen-related supplies, vaccine materials and therapeutics,” Biden told Modi, according to a statement.

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“It’s not like there’s some idle vaccine factory, with regulatory approval, that makes magically safe vaccines.”

Uh, yes, there are many such facilities. The WHO has entire lists of them.

Bill Gates Says No To Sharing Vaccine Formulas With Global Poor (Salon)

Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men and most powerful philanthropists, was the target of criticism from social justice campaigners on Sunday after arguing that lifting patent protections on COVID-19 vaccine technology and sharing recipes with the world to foster a massive ramp up in manufacturing and distribution — despite a growing international call to do exactly that — is a bad idea. Directly asked during an interview with Sky News if he thought it “would be helpful” to have vaccine recipes be shared, Gates quickly answered: “No.” Asked to explain why not, Gates — whose massive fortune as founder of Microsoft relies largely on intellectual property laws that turned his software innovations into tens of billions of dollars in personal wealth — said: “Well, there’s only so many vaccine factories in the world and people are very serious about the safety of vaccines.

“And so moving something that had never been done — moving a vaccine, say, from a [Johnson & Johnson] factory into a factory in India — it’s novel — it’s only because of our grants and expertise that that can happen at all.” The reference is to the Serum factory in India, the largest such institute in the country, which has contracts with AstraZeneca to manufacture their COVID-19 vaccine, known internationally as Covishield. The thing that’s holding “things back” in terms of the global vaccine rollout, continued Gates, “is not intellectual property. It’s not like there’s some idle vaccine factory, with regulatory approval, that makes magically safe vaccines. You know, you’ve got to do the trial on these things. Every manufacturing process needs to be looked at in a very careful way.”

Critical advocates for robust and immediate change to intellectual property protections at the World Trade Organization when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccines, however, issued scathing indictments of Gates’ defense of the status quo. Nick Dearden, executive director of Global Justice Now, one of the lead partner groups in an international coalition calling for WTO patent waivers at a crucial meeting of the world body next month, characterized Gates’ remarks — and the ideological framework behind them — as “disgusting.” “Who appointed this billionaire head of global health?” asked Dearden. “Oh yeah, he did.”

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“..a high rate of massive vaginal bleeding, neurological damage, and damage to the skeletal and skin systems [..] Hypercoagulability (infarction), Myocardial infarction, stroke, miscarriages, impaired blood flow to the limbs, pulmonary embolism.”

Isreali Health Body Report On COVID Vax ‘Deadly’ Impacts (PSI)

The Israeli People Committee (IPC), a civilian body made of leading Israeli health experts, has published its April report into the Pfizer vaccine’s side effects.* The findings are catastrophic on every possible level. Their verdict is that “there has never been a vaccine that has harmed as many people.” The report is long and detailed. I will outline just some of the most devastating findings presented in the report. “We received 288 death reports in proximity to vaccination (90% up to 10 days after the vaccination), 64% of those were men.” Yet the report states, “according to data provided by the Ministry of Health, only 45 deaths in Israel were vaccine related.” If the numbers above are sincere then Israel, which claimed to conduct a world experiment, failed to genuinely report on its experiment’s results.

We often hear about blood clots caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine. For instance, we learned this morning about 300 cases of blood clots in of Europe. However, if the IPC’s findings are genuine, then in Israel alone the Pfizer vaccine may be associated with more deaths than AstraZeneca’s in the whole of Europe. “According to Central Bureau of Statistics data during January-February 2021, at the peak of the Israeli mass vaccination campaign, there was a 22% increase in overall mortality in Israel compared with the previous year. In fact, January-February 2021 have been the deadliest months in the last decade, with the highest overall mortality rates compared to corresponding months in the last 10 years.”

The IPC finds that “amongst the 20-29 age group the increase in overall mortality has been most dramatic. In this age group, we detect an increase of 32% in overall mortality in comparison with previous year.” “Statistical analysis of information from the Central Bureau of Statistics, combined with information from the Ministry of Health, leads to the conclusion that the mortality rate amongst the vaccinated is estimated at about 1: 5000 (1: 13000 at ages 20-49, 1: 6000 at ages 50-69, 1: 1600 at ages 70+). According to this estimate, it is possible to estimate the number of deaths in Israel in proximity of the vaccine, as of today, at about 1000-1100 people.” Again, if this statistical analysis is correct then the numbers reported by the Israeli health authorities are misleading by more than 22-fold.

[..] “There is a high correlation between the number of people vaccinated per day and the number of deaths per day, in the range of up to 10 days, in all age groups. Ages 20-49 – a range of 9 days from the date of vaccination to mortality, ages 50-69 – 5 days from the date of vaccination to mortality, ages 70 and up – 3 days from the date of vaccination to mortality.” The IPC also reveals that the “the risk of mortality after the second vaccine is higher than the risk of mortality after the first vaccine.” But death isn’t the only risk to do with vaccination. The IPC reveals that “as of the date of publication of the report, 2066 reports of side effects have accumulated in the Civil Investigation Committee and the data continue to come in.

These reports indicate damage to almost every system in the human body.…Our analysis found a relatively high rate of heart-related injuries, 26% of all cardiac events occurred in young people up to the age of 40, with the most common diagnosis in these cases being Myositis or Pericarditis.” “Also, a high rate of massive vaginal bleeding, neurological damage, and damage to the skeletal and skin systems has been observed. It should be noted that a significant number of reports of side effects are related, directly or indirectly, to Hypercoagulability (infarction), Myocardial infarction, stroke, miscarriages, impaired blood flow to the limbs, pulmonary embolism.”

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Pakistan is like India in many ways.

Pakistan Deploys Troops To Help Authorities Cope With Covid-19 Infections (RT)

As rising Covid-19 infections threaten to collapse Pakistan’s healthcare system, Islamabad has deployed troops across the country, with particular attention to 16 major cities, in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. Soldiers “will go to every corner of Pakistan to ensure the protection of citizens,” military spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar told reporters on Monday, adding that the primary purpose of the deployment “is to help civil institutions and law enforcement agencies.” “In this testing time, the Pakistan Army will use all its capabilities to take every possible step for the protection of citizens and their lives.”

According to General Iftikhar, there are presently around 90,000 cases of Covid-19 in the country, with 4,300 people in critical condition, including 570 people on ventilators. Pakistan has been registering around 5,500 cases and 130 deaths per day, similar to the figures during the peak of the first wave in June 2020. Pakistan has around 220 million residents. The rate of positive tests has risen to “dangerous levels” of more than 5% in 51 cities, and even higher in 16 cities that will receive “enhanced deployment” of troops. Among these is the capital Islamabad, as well as Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur and Gujranwala in Punjab; Karachi and Hyderabad in Sindh; Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda and Swabi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Quetta in Balochistan; and Muzaffarabad in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Doctors across the country hailed the move, with some even going so far as demanding arrests for those who fail to follow the prescribed measures. “Presently, we need strict enforcement of the precautionary measures as the hospitals, it seems, would soon be overwhelmed by patients,” said Dr. Javid Ali of the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, who called the army deployment the “right step at the right time.”

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Hard to understand why not much more of this is happening globally.

Germany’s New Lockdown Law Sparks Constitutional Court Complaints (RT)

Germany’s new law granting Berlin sweeping powers when it comes to imposing harsh Covid-19 restrictions has sparked a wave of indignation and prompted dozens of complaints filed with the Constitutional Court. A total of 65 complaints have been filed against the so-called Infection Protection Act to date, the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe confirmed to the German media. A court spokesman also admitted that the real number of lawsuits could be higher since new ones are filed “all the time” and the court is not always able to process them in time. Some complainants also filed urgent motions asking the court to suspend the law, which came into force just two days ago, until a final decision is made.

Some suits were directed against the entire package of measures envisaged by the new law, while others focused on specific restrictions like the nighttime curfew that many Germans apparently see as unconstitutional. Most claims were reportedly filed by individual complainants, including several German MPs. One of them is Florian Post, a member of the Social Democratic Party – a junior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government coalition. Others include a Green MP, Canan Bayram, and a member of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, whose identity was not revealed. The Liberal Free Democrats also lodged a complaint against the law with the Constitutional Court on Monday afternoon.

The usually business-friendly party argued that the measures imposed by the law, such as the curfew and “other encroachments on fundamental rights,” are disproportionate and sometimes ineffective. It is not known when the court will pass its judgement on the issue. It is also unclear whether the claimants should first reach out to some lower-ranking courts before filing the lawsuits directly in Karlsruhe. The controversial law imposes binding restrictions on all German states and even individual communities as soon as they exceed a seven-day average infection rate of 100 cases per 100,000 people. The rules once again put severe limitations on private and public gatherings, as well as demanding that Germans stay home between 10pm and 5am [..]

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“It seems that governments want to convince us that they have saved the world when the reality is that the misguided lockdowns were the cause of the economic debacle and lifting them is the main cause of the recovery.”

The United States: Hardly A Recovery (Lacalle)

There is an overly optimistic consensus view about the speed and strength of the United States’ recovery that is contradicted by facts. It is true that the United States recovery is stronger than the European or Japanese one, but the macrodata shows that the euphoric messages about aggregate GDP growth are wildly exaggerated. Of course GDP is going to rise fast, with estimates of 6 percent for 2021. It would be alarming if it did not after a massive chain of stimuli of more than 12 percent of GDP in fiscal spending and $7 trillion in Federal Reserve balance sheet expansion. This is a combined stimulus that is almost three times larger than the 2008 crisis one, according to McKinsey. The question is, What is the quality of this recovery?

The answer is: extremely poor. The United States real growth excluding the increase in debt will continue to be exceedingly small. No one can talk about a strong recovery when industry capacity utilization is at 74 percent, massively below the level of 80 percent at which it was before the pandemic. Furthermore, labor force participation rate stands at 61.5 percent, significantly below the precovid level and stalling after bouncing to 62 percent in September. Unemployment may be at 6 percent, but it is still almost twice as large as it was before the pandemic. Continuing jobless claims remain above 3.7 million in April. Weekly jobless claims remain above 500,000 and the total number of people claiming benefits in all programs—state and federal combined—for the week ending March 27 decreased by 1.2 million to 16.9 million.

These figures must be put in the context of the unprecedented spending spree and the monetary stimulus. Yes, the recovery is better than the eurozone’s thanks to a fast and efficient vaccination rollout and the dynamism of the United States business fabric, but the figures show that a relevant amount of the subsequent stimulus plans have simply perpetuated overcapacity, kept zombie firms that had financial issues before covid-19 alive, and bloated the government structural deficit and mandatory spending.

Would the United States economy have recovered as fast as it has without the deficit-spending stimulus plans? Maybe. I believe so because the entire recovery, both in markets and the economy, has been driven by the vaccine news and the process of inoculation. Most of the programs that have been implemented have had a small impact compared to the reopening of the hospitality sector and the vaccinations. The entire economic crisis came from the lockdowns and the virus and the entire recovery is the reopening and the vaccinations.

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“Only Trump, with 42% approval, and Gerald Ford, with 48%, scored lower.”

Biden Sees Majority Approval After 100 Days, But The Numbers Don’t Add Up (RT)

A majority of Americans approve of Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and the president has been treated to glowing media coverage. But behind the poll numbers might be a different story. Biden’s first 100 days in office have been busy. A slew of executive orders did away with nearly all of Donald Trump’s policies as the Democratic president opened up the country’s Mexican border, launched a bid for gun control and banned key fossil fuel projects. The coronavirus vaccine rollout continues at home, while internationally, Biden has hit Russia with economic sanctions and strained relations with Turkey by recognizing the Armenian genocide.

A majority of Americans agree with his progress thus far, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll published on Sunday, which found that 52% of adults say they approve of the job Biden is doing, while 42% disapprove, a near reversal of Trump’s ratings after his first 100 days. Biden scored highly – 63% – on his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, and averagely – 52% – on his management of the US economy. However, 53% of respondents disapproved of his performance on immigration, as unprecedented numbers of illegal immigrants pour across the Mexican border. With the public apparently onside, some mainstream media outlets have taken to celebration. AP, for example, cheered on his efforts to “wrestle the country away from the legacy and agitations of President Donald Trump,” and praised his “unabashedly liberal” agenda.

Biden’s personality was celebrated too. “The temperature is lower. The drama is less. And the persona is fundamentally different,” AP wrote. Behind the media’s praise and the apparently positive poll figures, however, is a different story. Biden’s approval rating may be 10 points above Trump’s at this time in 2017, but it’s the third-lowest since Gallup began tracking approvals during the Harry S. Truman administration. Only Trump, with 42% approval, and Gerald Ford, with 48%, scored lower. [..] the poll oversampled Democrats by nine points. Some 33% of respondents identified as Democrats, 24% as Republicans, and 35% as independents. The remainder were either unsure or identified with minor parties. Previous research has found that political independents generally favor Democrats by four points, so with all of this taken into account, Biden’s true approval rating could be several points lower.

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Maybe the problem is that “entry-level pay” continues for many years in many fields.

Biden’s Stimulus Checks “Wreck Labor Pool” As People Get Paid To Stay Home (ZH)

There are new concerns that President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is already harming the labor market recovery. While job openings and postings are increasing, there is an issue with the number of applications as labor participation currently stands at 61.4%, with an unemployment rate of 6.2%. People are not applying for jobs as they should be as they collect stimulus checks and enjoy a work-free lifestyle, all on the backs of taxpayers. There are many jobs available in manufacturing, trade and transportation, logistics, and the professional sector. But employers have difficulty sourcing workers. The latest comments from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City provide a chilling insight this month into the labor shortage developing at manufacturing firms across Denver, Oklahoma City, and Omaha:

“Stimulus and increased unemployment money are wrecking the labor pool. Lower-level employees are quitting to make just as much not working.” So, lower-level employees are making more money collecting stimulus checks and other handouts under the Biden administration. This was very similar when former President Trump dished out helicopter money during the early days of the pandemic. What this creates are more bottlenecks for the supply chain as labor becomes scarce. “It is very difficult to handle the increased business with supply chain issues across all materials and finding anyone who wants to work. The federal government has incentivized people to stay home and not be productive.”

Other employers report: “Unemployed workers have no incentive to return to work given the COVID bonus payments.” What this means is that entry-level pay will have to increase to get low-level workers off the couch. This will create more cost pressures for companies that will either be absorbed or pass onto the consumer. The Biden administration effectively destroys the labor market, resulting in significant repercussions for the real economy, such as a labor shortage that could stall the recovery.

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How can Joe avoid hurting his sposors?

Joe Biden Declares War on Tax Havens – in Europe, Too (Spiegel)

If you want to know why a company should have its headquarters in Ireland these days, the best place to ask is IDA Ireland, the government’s foreign direct investment agency based in Dublin. The Emerald Isle, their lobbyists rave, has a “great density of data centers.” It advertises the country’s large pool of young talent with above-average qualifications as well as international and innovative companies, ranging from Microsoft and Facebook to German corporations such as Allianz, Zalando and SAP. But when asked if perhaps the real attraction for investors is the extremely low corporate tax rate of 12.5 percent, the IDA declines to answer. For that, the agency says, it is best to contact Paschal Donohoe, the Irish finance minister and chair of the Eurogroup.

The man currently finds himself facing a problem that has become a concern for all of Europe. Since U.S. President Joe Biden presented his groundbreaking proposal for a global minimum tax on corporate profits, old rifts have ripped open again on the Continent. Whereas large member states such as Germany approve of the move, it would hit smaller EU members like Ireland, the Netherlands and Slovakia hard. For years, they have lured international corporations into their countries with the promise that they will be largely spared from the grasp of the domestic tax authorities. If the U.S. gets its way, that could be the end of it. Numerous EU countries would not only have to reckon with revenue losses in the billions, but also with the loss of corporate headquarters and thousands of jobs.

Countries like France or Italy, on the other hand, would feel vindicated. Out of anger with corporations like Amazon that have barely paid any taxes at all in Europe in recent years, they enacted their own digital taxes – and drew the ire of Donald Trump by doing so. The former U.S. president even threatened retaliatory tariffs on German cars, Italian cheese and French handbags. Now, the U.S. has performed a spectacular about-face – and raised difficult questions for the Europeans: How seriously must pledges from Brussels to fight tax evasion be taken? Would it just be the tax havens that have to reckon with losses or would they also be painful for large exporting countries like Germany? And, more importantly: Will the Europeans manage to find a common line with the U.S. in the tax negotiations that have been going on for years in the OECD club of industrialized nations?

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United States of Propaganda.

US Pledges $300mn To Fund Massive Global Anti-China Media Machine (Fowdy)

Chinese- and Russian-funded journalism is ‘disinformation,’ but when Washington spends millions on ‘independent’ news outlets and buying journalists to get favourable coverage of its policies, it’s called ‘spreading information.’ The US Senate last week passed a bumper anti-China bill titled the “Strategic Competition Act”. Backed by Chuck Schumer (Dem – New York) as one of his biggest priorities since becoming the Majority leader, the 270+ page document contains scores of recommendations and provisions on formalizing America’s “geopolitical competition” against Beijing, including in the fields of military, diplomacy, technology, trade and more. There’s little question it will be passed into law, having already cleared the Senate and with the anti-Chinese sentiment in Washington being routinely bipartisan.

The bill also notably pledged hundreds of millions of dollars in various capacities for media focused initiatives against China. This includes up to $300 million in an openly described effort to spread information on the “negative impact” of China’s $1 trillion-plus Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in participating countries, “anti-Chinese influence” programs, a scheme to “train journalists” with the goal of countering Beijing, and millions more in funding for Radio Free Asia to expand its coverage in the specified languages of Mandarin, Cantonese, Tibetan and Uighur. In short, it’s a mammoth propaganda push.

All the time, we hear so much about “Chinese/Russian propaganda,” “disinformation,” etc, and often its impact is depicted in highly threatening or sensational ways, yet rarely, if ever, is it reported how the west actively and openly engages in psychological warfare with the goal of changing politics and governments in targeted countries, all the while playing the perpetual victim. Here it is in the new US bill in black and white, as clear as crystal, yet few will balk or take notice at the explicitly ambitious effort to attempt to destabilize various regions of China, to promote unrest and, ideally, to “balkanize” the country. This, of course, is not new; it’s what America has always done.

[..] The US has a long history of such psychological warfare, both explicit and implicit. One of the most famous instances is what was revealed as Operation Mockingbird, where the CIA secretly infiltrated the mainstream media at home and abroad, collaborating with journalists to push US foreign-policy interests. Many journalists – including Pulitzer Prize winners – joined the CIA’s payroll, writing fake stories to disseminate the agency’s agitprop, and many were given falsified or fabricated information in support of the CIA’s mission. This was during the Cold War, but the program has never been officially discontinued, and why would it stop today in the wake of a new Cold War with China? The Strategic Competition bill clearly illustrates that Washington places primary importance on dominating the “global discourse” in accordance with its interests, and it is arguably very good at doing this through a multitude of methods.

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“US military leaders also want to maintain the ability to bomb Afghanistan and are eyeing repositioning forces in neighboring countries.”

US Deploying 650 Additional Troops to Afghanistan (Antiwar)

The US is deploying additional forces to Afghanistan over fears of Taliban attacks during the withdrawal process. Pentagon officials told CNN that the US is preparing to send about 650 troops to Afghanistan as part of the extra forces. The officials said the ground troops will mainly come from the US Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment and will be deployed with transport planes and aircraft that can provide air support such as AC-130 gunships. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin approved sending the Rangers last week along with the deployment of long-range B-52 bombers, two of which have already arrived in Afghanistan. He also ordered the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower to stay in the Gulf region.

President Biden put US troops at risk of getting attacked by extending the May 1st deadline that was set by the US-Taliban peace deal. February 8th marked the first full year that no US troops died in combat in Afghanistan since the war started. Last week, the Taliban said it was “too early” to know if they will start attacking US and NATO forces after May 1st. Biden said he will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11th. On Sunday, Gen. Scott Miller, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, said “local action” to prepare for the withdrawal has started and said the US will gradually hand over military bases to the Afghan government.

While Biden says he plans to leave, the US seems keen to maintain some sort of military presence in Afghanistan. It’s still not clear if contractors working for the Pentagon will leave with US combat troops. The US plans to continue supporting the Afghan military, which is almost entirely reliant on Pentagon contractors to maintain their equipment. US military leaders also want to maintain the ability to bomb Afghanistan and are eyeing repositioning forces in neighboring countries.

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“..the supposedly treated water still contains “dangerous levels of carbon-14,” a radioactive substance that has the “potential to damage human DNA.” The water is also known to contain radioactive tritium.”

Chinese Experts To Join Fukushima Wastewater Working Group (RT)

The Chinese foreign ministry has said that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed to Beijing that it will be inviting its experts to join a working group on Japan’s disposal of nuclear waste into the ocean.
Speaking on Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Beijing would continue to urge Japan to engage with the international community before dumping more than a million tons of nuclear wastewater from the defunct Fukushima power plant. “China will fully support the organization’s follow-up work, and Japan should earnestly meet the concerns of China and other stakeholders and the international community before launching the discharge of nuclear contaminated water,” Wang stated.


The spokesman said that the IAEA had confirmed to Beijing that it would be inviting Chinese experts to take part in a technical working group on the disposal of the supposedly treated wastewater. “China maintains close communication and coordination with the IAEA in this regard, and the agency is actively preparing for the establishment of related technical working groups,” he added. China and its neighbors have been highly critical of Tokyo after it was announced that wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant would be dumped into the ocean within a couple of years. The safety of the water has been questioned on many occasions despite years of treatment. Last year, Greenpeace reported that the wastewater from the plant was more dangerous than the Japanese government had suggested. The organization’s publication claims the supposedly treated water still contains “dangerous levels of carbon-14,” a radioactive substance that has the “potential to damage human DNA.” The water is also known to contain radioactive tritium.

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    Hieronymous Bosch The Haywain Triptych c.1516   • India’s “Covid Crisis” Has Been Hijacked (DE) • China To Mobilise Its Private Companies To Help
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 27 2021]

    #73964
    Germ
    Participant

    Dr Kory hits it out of the ballpark again.

    Also confirms Dr. Day’s recent comments re. higher dosing for more severe cases.

    Up from 0.2 to 0.4 and even to 0.6 mg/kg body weight.

    Get some for next winter.

    #73967
    John Day
    Participant

    Late last night, Madamski wrote:
    “Re: The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul:
    Flesh blood and bone are experienced by ??? No explanations avail.”
    You might crack that Urantia Book again, or maybe you did.
    “Foreword” works fine.
    I think “you” have an inkling…
    I think “I” have an inkling.


    @Germ
    ; I’ve Gotta’ catch up on your posts, maybe after work.

    #73968
    John Day
    Participant

    http://www.johndayblog.com/2021/04/truth-beats-lies.html
    Picture with daughter, Holly and 2 young peach trees, just planted at her new house

    We Have A COVID Lifeline. The Powers Won’t Allow It.​ Mary Beth Pfeiffer​
    In a widely reported announcement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned, “Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19.”​ …​
    ​ ​A website tracker summarizes those 52 ivermectin trials, involving more than 17,500 patients. Collectively, ivermectin:
    –Prevented 85 percent of infections (similar to vaccines);
    –Resolved 81 percent of early illness;
    –Improved 43 percent of late-treated patients;
    –Reduced deaths by 76 percent.
    As authorities dismiss study after study, it has become clear. The drug’s rejection is not based on science, data or the experience of many doctors. Instead, a disinformation campaign is raging to demonize the drug and belittle studies that support it.
    trialsitenews.com/we-have-a-covid-lifeline-the-powers-wont-allow-it/

    Lots of information about physiologic benefits of vitamin-D here, Note that Michael Hollick MD, PhD is an author
    Vitamin D and Its Potential Benefit for the COVID-19 Pandemic
    ​ ​Vitamin D is known not only for its importance for bone health but also for its biologic activities on many other organ systems. This is due to the presence of the vitamin D receptor in various types of cells and tissues, including the skin, skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, endocrine pancreas, immune cells, and blood vessels. Experimental studies have shown that vitamin D exerts several actions that are thought to be protective against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infectivity and severity. These include the immunomodulatory effects on the innate and adaptive immune systems, the regulatory effects on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system in the kidneys and the lungs, and the protective effects against endothelial dysfunction and thrombosis. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, studies have shown that vitamin D supplementation is beneficial in protecting against risk of acquiring acute respiratory viral infection and may improve outcomes in sepsis and critically ill patients. There are a growing number of data connecting COVID-19 infectivity and severity with vitamin D status, suggesting a potential benefit of vitamin D supplementation for primary prevention or as an adjunctive treatment of COVID-19. Although the results from most ongoing randomized clinical trials aiming to prove the benefit of vitamin D supplementation for these purposes are still pending, there is no downside to increasing vitamin D intake and having sensible sunlight exposure to maintain serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D at a level of least 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L) and preferably 40 to 60 ng/mL (100-150 nmol/L) to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection and its severity.
    pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33744444/#:~:text=Prior%20to%20the%20COVID%2D19,sepsis%20and%20critically%20ill%20

    ​The (16 page) 2007 Vitamin-D paper by Dr Hollick that really got me interested in Vitamin-D, testing and treating patients for deficiency.
    (I did discover that I needed much higher doses than he lists in the paper, and the journal article above also uses much higher doses. I don’t know why, but I need 5000 units per day for several months to get most people up into the normal range, twice that if they are obese.)
    Vitamin D Deficiency​, ​Michael F. Holick, M.D., Ph.D.
    http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/nejmra070553

    Truth Over Fear, COVID-19 and The Great Reset, free registration, April 30 to May 2 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Look at the quality of these participants. Dr McCullough, who is one of the presenters, sent this.
    http://www.restoretheculture.com/?r_done=1

    Cheap, safe Nitric Oxide nasal spray clears SARS-CoV-2 from nasal passages (in early infections where that’s where it still is)
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/clinical-trial-confirms-breakthrough-treatment-covid-19/5743173

    Isreali Health Body Report On COVID Vax ‘Deadly’ Impacts Thanks Jeremy
    The Israeli People Committee (IPC), a civilian body made of leading Israeli health experts, has published its April report into the Pfizer vaccine’s side effects.* The findings are catastrophic on every possible level.
    Their verdict is that “there has never been a vaccine that has harmed as many people.” The report is long and detailed. I will outline just some of the most devastating findings presented in the report.
    “We received 288 death reports in proximity to vaccination (90% up to 10 days after the vaccination), 64% of those were men.” Yet the report states, “according to data provided by the Ministry of Health, only 45 deaths in Israel were vaccine related.” If the numbers above are sincere then Israel, which claimed to conduct a world experiment, failed to genuinely report on its experiment’s results.
    We often hear about blood clots caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine. For instance, we learned this morning about 300 cases of blood clots in of Europe. However, if the IPC’s findings are genuine, then in Israel alone the Pfizer vaccine may be associated with more deaths than AstraZeneca’s in the whole of Europe.
    principia-scientific.com/isreali-health-body-report-on-covid-vax-deadly-impacts/

    We can’t expect COVID-19 to go away; we should plan accordingly, Gail Tverberg , Actuary​, Thermoeconomics Analyst
    ​ ​In this post, I explain why, in my view, COVID-19 seems likely to become endemic, like the flu. The vaccines won’t be enough to make it go away completely. I will also look at the issue of how we should respond to the cases of COVID-19 that we will almost certainly experience in the future.
    ​ ​To a significant extent, what we can and should do in the future is an energy issue. If we plan to transition to a green energy future, or if we simply plan to reduce usage of fossil fuels in future years, we probably need to scale back our plans for vaccines. In fact, any treatment that would be given in today’s emergency rooms is likely to become less and less possible as energy supplies deplete.
    ​ ​We will need to focus more on what our bodies can do for us, and what we can do to assist them in this effort. We also need to think about what simple changes to our environment (such as windows that open) can do for the prevention of both COVID-19 and the many other communicable diseases that we can expect to encounter in the future. ​ ​ourfiniteworld.com/2021/04/11/we-cant-expect-covid-19-to-go-away-we-should-plan-accordingly/

    #73969
    John Day
    Participant

    John​ ​Ward presents actual statistics about COVID-19 in India, which is doing very well, not terribly.
    ​ ​Unless you made an early getaway to Planet Drongo before the lockdown, you will have read pretty much everywhere that “India sees world’s highest daily cases amid oxygen shortage”. In fact, the BBC tells us that “some people” have died waiting for oxygen, the Indian health service is “completely overwhelmed” and the country now has “sixteen million cases”.So it’s a disaster, right? Well actually, no – it isn’t. The Indian health ministry has already made it clear that the Covid19 variant they’re dealing with this year has “a considerably lower death rate than the previous version”.
    ​ ​Go to the Worldometer site, and you’ll see that India’s deaths per million is a minute 134: that’s 7% of the US and French figures, 6% of the UK and Italy’s and the lowest by far of any country in the Top 30 for cases. Virtually no vaccination has been undertaken in India (only 1.3% are fully vaccinated) and the country is not using lockdowns. The Times of India has just denied the BBC’s ‘deaths from oxygen shortage’ fakery.
    ​ ​What India IS doing, however, is employing the anti-inflammatory drugs tocilizumab and itolizumab and the antivirals favipiravir and hydroxychloroquine on a very wide scale. Go to Pharma site/accolyte spaces, and you’ll see all four drugs being rubbished: the Pharmafia and their bureaucratic whores don’t want any signs of a success to get out.
    ​ ​But the Truth already is out there: India is doing spectacularly well without either vaccines or lockdown. You won’t find that reality expressed anywhere in the Western MSM, but the facts show that its infection management drugs have delivered one of the lowest case to death rates on the planet.
    ​ ​Not that you’d notice, reading Bloomberg: (my emphases)
    ​ ​‘India saw the world’s biggest one-day jump in coronavirus cases ever as a ferocious new wave grips the country, overwhelming hospitals and crematoriums and prompting frantic cries for help on social media.
    ​ ​The South Asian nation reported 314,835 new infections Thursday, topping a peak of 314,312 recorded in the U.S. on Dec. 21. People took to Twitter and Instagram to call for everything from hospital beds to medicine and doorstep Covid-19 tests.
    ​ ​The grim milestone shows how the pandemic crisis has shifted firmly to the developing world, where variants and complacency are threatening containment measures and there’s a lack of vaccines, with supplies dominated by richer nations.’
    ​ ​It’s a pack of lies from end to end. India has a population of 1.4 billion people – so overcrowding is almost generic – and being four times more people than the US, the comparison with America is completely ludicrous. Hospitals do not get overwhelmed when 134 folks out of a million get ill. India’s water purity and basic hygiene measures are very Third World. Yet despite all that, it is doing phenomenally well against Covid….by having and doing respectively none of the advantages and policies of the West.
    ​ ​Sloppy journalism? No – criminally misleading journalism designed to scare as many people into vaccination as possible.
    therealslog.com/2021/04/23/the-bbc-bloomberg-on-india-b-stands-for-bullshit/?unapproved=971931&moderation-hash=78dd3e173f2b25d3281b5ff7999d3663#comment-971931

    Corruption in the Medical Establishment
    Unpleasant facts​, ​Tessa Lena​ ​
    ​ ​This article is meant as something simple and logical that you can send to friends who still blindly trust in the American medical establishment. It’s a collection of stories and links that are not conspiratorial at all. All logical, all “respectable,” bland almost—yet demonstrating beyond any reasonable doubt that we need to watch out for ourselves.
    tessa.substack.com/p/medical-corruption

    ​We all lived at Camp Lejeune , North Carolina, which had the biggest TCE contamination of the drinking water of anywhere, but we didn’t know it. We drank it and swam laps and laps and laps in it. My Dad got Parkinson’s disease, and he died in early 2018, and we are just hearing about this.
    Rates of Parkinson’s disease are exploding. A common chemical may be to blame
    ​ Dorsey, a neurologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and author of Ending Parkinson’s Disease, believes a Parkinson’s epidemic is on the horizon. Parkinson’s is already the fastest-growing neurological disorder in the world; in the US, the number of people with Parkinson’s has increased 35% the last 10 years, says Dorsey, and “We think over the next 25 years it will double again.”
    Most cases of Parkinson’s disease are considered idiopathic – they lack a clear cause. Yet researchers increasingly believe that one factor is environmental exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE), a chemical compound used in industrial degreasing, dry-cleaning and household products such as some shoe polishes and carpet cleaners.
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/07/rates-of-parkinsons-disease-are-exploding-a-common-chemical-may-be-to-blame

    41.000 years ago the earth’s poles reversed, and a lot of big animals got wiped out by the increase in cosmic and solar radiation from the vastly diminished Van Allen Belt protection. Humans did red-ochre (ie. sunscreen) cave paintings, all of a sudden…
    They say this might happen again kinda’ soon, but nobody knows how soon. Thanks (NASA guy) Mel.
    Scientists link Earth’s magnetic reversals to changes in planet’s life and climate
    The discovery of a fossilized tree in New Zealand is providing scientists with insight on how magnetic pole reversals could affect life on Earth.
    http://www.pri.org/stories/2021-04-19/scientists-link-earths-magnetic-reversals-changes-planets-life-and-climate?fbclid=IwAR34kfy79ifnNMF_vWsZ9HTUB14MPCMMD35n6ilbS7cgvOOvXOaeaOXMtAg

    #73970
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    @Germ: For the more aggressive variants, I’m guessing that earlier treatment is also highly beneficial.

    With regard to the recovery, the velocity of money still isn’t what it used to be, but considering the effect of the mass lockdowns of a year ago, we’re probably fortunate we have any recovery at all. I remember the way those unemployment numbers just mushroomed as though a nuclear warhead had been detonated somewhere. That was when I had my first faint glimmerings of questioning the wisdom of the lockdown strategy. Unfortunately, when the people protesting lockdowns were bringing assault-rifles and Confederate flags to their rallies, I and many others came to see the lockdown issue through a partisan lens. Since about the start of this year, I have been trying to form a clear picture of the coronavirus situation free of “memefication”. The amount of personal discernment one must employ is daunting, but for the biggest public health crisis of the twenty-first century it is a necessity.

    #73971
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Who are you trying to impress by reinforcing the mainstream view that all people who affiliate with the right are neo confederates and hate everyone who doesn’t look like them? I’ve noticed the past five years that one group openly does that and gets a pass and another group doesn’t really do that but has it heaped upon them. Do you just like to remind us of this? Or do you get tons of confederate flag bearing people in your grocery store in Wisconsin that you have to verbally spar with everyday in the customer service department who then try to cough on you while trampling on masks with the heel of their jackboots?

    #73972
    Mr. House
    Participant

    This ain’t naked capitalism my friend, or ian welsh.

    #73973
    Mr. House
    Participant

    People protesting lockdown in France and England? NOOOOOOOOOO WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    Funny how we don’t hear about this in American news much. Also funny how we were talking about India the past few months, pondering how a country with a huuuuuuuuuge population wasn’t having nearly as bad a go of it as the US and now suddenly we’re getting fear porn about them 24/7. Things that make you go hmmmmmm

    #73974
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Wow, somebody really wants to pick a fight today, don’t they?

    #73975
    Mr. House
    Participant

    The left and the right are just mirrors of each other with different slogans to get behind. You reinforcing this is not helping anyone. In fact one may call it irrational

    #73976
    Mr. House
    Participant

    I find your generic and baseless “observations” of people who consider themselves on the right offense. How’s that? Is that how we do it these days?

    #73977
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    As authorities dismiss study after study, it has become clear. The drug’s rejection is not based on science, data or the experience of many doctors. Instead, a disinformation campaign is raging to demonize the drug and belittle studies that support it.
    trialsitenews.com/we-have-a-covid-lifeline-the-powers-wont-allow-it/

    I know, and it’s heart-breaking and anxiety making in the extreme. :-((((

    #73978
    Dr. D
    Participant

    I think, about Gates thinking he’s smart ‘cause he’s rich & versa vice, that all that is true BUT something more. The something more is that they write, openly and proudly, that they consider human beings a virus that must be reduced to save the world and everything on it. They’re the good guys here! If they wrote it, they published it, they donated heavily to it, why wouldn’t I believe it? Are they liars? And if this helpful, necessary, intelligent reduction in humans leads to the smart people – whoops, I mean rich people – should re-establish a neo-feudal utopia with themselves as the philosopher kings, on a green earth that looks like their Cancun retorts or Banff, well, you know, sacrifices have to be made for the good of the planet.

    That’s the extra. Now WHAT IF – spitballing here – that they know there really IS “Climate Change”, but not “Global Warming”, as hasn’t happened in all the 30 years they’ve been talking about it. Maybe cooling, as we’re on the 10,000 year clock for, maybe weather comes unglued and crops fail, but there will be a constant, unstoppable food and population pressure for a hundred, hundreds of years. How do you position yourself? What is the most merciful thing to do to the lemmings when 1/3 of them won’t have food in 50 years, and a bunch don’t have food even now? Maybe reduce them cheerfully, accidentally, without a war? Isn’t that really a GOOD thing? Hard, necessary choices from the GOOD guys? And if I get rich trading it, well, I’m also doing the hard work, aren’t I? Somebody’s got to run the ship, forestall a nuclear charred cinder in worldwide food wars, have “continuity of government”. Wouldn’t you agree?

    So it’s not evil, it’s LOGICAL, it’s NECESSARY, for me to tax the one thing that will keep poor people alive in a cold downturn: heat and heating oil. To save the ship, the weakest hands are just going to have to go overboard, as any competent captain or general would. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. If you were me, and this was true, what would YOU do?

    And going on, the problem is certainly with US, not them. I get so frustrated people fall for this stuff. It’s not even a good con, owning the slightest human suspicion that not every adult is your Daddy would make their games transparent. We don’t, and could stop it in an afternoon, clinging to “Mommy loves me” like a toddler still on the breast.

    Tell the truth. The ends do not justify the means. That’s how you can tell the good guys: they choose the hard way.

    “Rick Santorum: “We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here.”

    Actually, he’s not wrong. There may have been 60M natives here, but when smallpox landed on the coast in the 1500s they kept getting erased generation after generation, so that there were like 10M people left. After the Iroquois attacked and extinguished their enemies with war and slavery, in 1780 all Ohio might have had like 30,000 people in it. It’s no joke. But it’s also not Europe’s fault, or not at that time, in 1700. Ohio is the size of Ireland, so when they say Armageddon, the world ended in 1493, they’re not kidding, but the Iroquois weren’t exactly helping things.

    Now just like slavery, we want a infantile cartoon history. That the land was in fact essentially unoccupied doesn’t affect their behavior later either where it was clearly occupied, and Anglos used raw power to break all contracts, or when they were intentionally erasing other cultures to impose their own. It’s not either-or. We don’t start from goals and work back to facts. But there were white guys doing this. There were red guys doing this. There were red guys going Christian and farming. There were white guys (and gals) going native and opposing. The Iroquois power had strong influence on America and the Constitution, and were as powerful as any colony, but not all colonies combined. ENGLAND was itself not as powerful as the colonies (they lost the war) and had fought the war because they were just about to be out-powered and out-voted BECAUSE the colonies were larger than the home country. So the Iroquois (in my example) were as powerful as an important nation like Belgium, and not some deer-rubbing forest children beating rocks together as history books have the overwhelming racism to suggest.

    That was true all over. Many African nations were stronger than Europe at that time too, and could not have gotten their slaves without permission and profit of those African Empires, the Ashanti being one, that they love to wear their garb of Kente to show anti-slavery by supporting the continent’s largest slave empire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashanti_Empire (Insert picture of Pelosi kneeling in Congress to the Empire of slavery) Irony is dead. History’s weird like that.

    So although that seems like a heartless and false thing to say – and it is – it more displays the ignorance of the AUDIENCE, the people, and not Santorum, who may not know the more detailed things I’m saying, although he is less wrong than the common belief about it. Since the discussion is VERY large and heated, how would you even approach correcting it? Stop printing textbooks full of lies? Admit that Europe was a bunch of ignorant nobodies outgunned by Ghana and New York? Not a chance. Then we couldn’t hate who it’s profitable and steal their stuff. The spice must flow, citizen, and the maltovs, and if I have to tell a thousand lies to make it, so be it. I mean, I gots properties to buy in Minneapolis, I’m on a schedule here.

    Deism would be one of them, as part of the cartoon drawing. In aggregate, that’s true, so it’s nice to grab onto. However, they were violently in disagreement about almost everything. And still worked together: a good lesson for today. And Deism is also and more a skip and jump TO Christianity they were swimming in, just trying not to get sniped in denominationalism still going on there. Obviously Christianity was a huge and overwhelming backdrop for everything and these Deists spent more time in church than 90% of people claiming to be Christian in the U.S. today, the world’s “Christian” nation.

    Pennsylvania or Massachusetts were not going to be caught dead claiming to be Deists, while in opposition to the crazy Plymouth fairy tale, Virginia and South Carolina maybe never were, being 2nd sons of a 2nd Lord fobbed off somewhere to make some $$$. So in that sense there was no “Founding Fathers were X.” At all. Probably except for Ben, the most radical progressive example (CoughJeffersoncough) would more conservative than the furthest religious right today, times being what they are. As would MLK probably in his own way, and just a few years ago. These details get lost when there’s some power to be had. Some Libs/Cons to be pwned. But how would you clear it without a lifetime of reading annoying, cross-indicating details?

    “They are dying for lack of basic needs deprivation”

    Yup. Just like us, but worse. Just like us, as in, on purpose. The freest states are safest, the lockdown states are worst. No one learns a thing, because #OppositeLand.

    Exporting AstraZeneca, since there’s $$$ to be made and they know it kills people. Killin’ some people, killin’ some people, always gotta be busy-busy killin’ some people. Knowingly, since we have the evidence, and it’s been outlawed all over. For white folks. Brown folks are different that way. …That is, the way we don’t care and need to kill them like they deserve. And remember, slavs and Greeks are brown folks. Americans, like Kamala and “Spartacus” Booker, are white folks. So I hear.

    “..a high rate of massive vaginal bleeding, neurological damage, and damage to the skeletal and skin systems [..] Hypercoagulability (infarction), Myocardial infarction, stroke, miscarriages, impaired blood flow to the limbs, pulmonary embolism.”

    They know, and like it, and approve, or they wouldn’t bother to shut down the reports and reporting structures. How much clearer can it be?

    Germany’s New Lockdown Law Sparks Constitutional Court Complaints (RT) “

    That’s so cute: Lockdown states have been ruled against by their courts constantly. They say “Make me.” The courts and the people roll over and preform anatomical…but this is a family show, no need for graphics.

    Biden’s first 100 days in office have been busy.”

    I haven’t seen anything. They’ve been talking a lot. Not that I mind. I appreciate when you have a majority your do nothing, like GOP in 1994, DNC in 2008, GOP in 2016, and so on. The less they get done the safer we are.

    Moving w/ Day, poisoning all water – which is what happens when you create poisons at all – seem to be their overall goal. If not, it’s one heck of an accident.

    Yes, the “Red” man were red largely because of red ochre they were STILL using as sunscreen, being out in a hot North America a lot. Look at natives today, not nearly as red, or copper. It was mixed with bear grease and used liberally from an early age. I’d use it myself but my boss at the office doesn’t agree.

    Note, these are the “Sun changes” they may have discovered in the 70s, and needed to prepare for and make up a story about.

    #73979
    Dr. D
    Participant

    I didn’t see anything in Confederate flag comments. He said, because people were identified — and that’s according to a narrative they’re selling for profit — the very question became polarized and partisan. That’s not wrong, regardless of how false the framing is, or who’s really the rounded-up untermensch to the state that’s run by…oh wait, is it all Democrats now? Claiming to be Progressives? Except for the S.C. who only claims to be Conservative while voting consistently with the Progressive Over-state?

    Whatever, who cares? Yeah, I’m aware that when you’re the underdog, you get shot for the slightest tactical transgression. Meanwhile Bernie Bros regularly shoot up baseball fields full of Congressmen and it’s just “free expression.” What is it, like 17 of the last 18 shootings were on their side, plus 100% of the riots this year? But that’s the game, so what, and you’ll just have to win it anyway. And the American people will. Being the good guys, being the adults, always sucks. You have to be responsible and follow rules while the children lash out and break things, sow choas and think they’ll grab quick wins in quick power. What is the “Dark Side”? “Not stronger. Quicker. Easier.” And losing. As Washington showed, you can lose every battle for years and still win the war. CNN is showing that’s happening now. Facebook and Coke and the NBA are fading away as quickly as they’re identified. So the point of the “battle” — the unhinged tweets — isn’t to “win”; it’s to call out the oppressors to identify themselves so the people can cut them apart from everywhere. THEN win. The good guys, MilIntel, could never win: there aren’t even 10% of them in the whole government. Only the PEOPLE are large and powerful enough to beat them.

    Like the 1776 war, it’s irritating, endless, and slow. The only thing anyone’s won is “not losing”. But I think American values ARE winning. Fauciism, oppression, is being revealed. It’s just the world’s largest pain in the -ss and I don’t like it any more than anyone else does.

    Although thanks to them I can become as rich as Rhett Butler on their failure and corruption.

    #73980
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Confederate flag-wavers can be right about things every once in a while just like purple-haired hyper-wokesters can be right about things every once in a while.

    #73981
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    John Day: Thanks for the alternative information about India. As Dr. Malcolm Kendrick said in his most recent blog-post, I can believe the Western media is exaggerating the dire nature of what’s happening in India because they are desperate to convince people that locking down is the right way to go, and if the public ever believes otherwise, then it will be “Katy bar the door” for our establishment elites!

    #73982
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Sorry about the choppy wording in the last post, I’m pretty much on my way out the door to work right now. 🙂

    #73983
    madamski
    Participant

    @ Mister Roboto & Mr. House

    “Wow, somebody really wants to pick a fight today, don’t they?”

    Agreed. Mr. House, please notice the text in itals in MIster Roboto’s remarks:

    Unfortunately, when the people protesting lockdowns were bringing assault-rifles and Confederate flags to their rallies, I and many others came to see the lockdown issue through a partisan lens. Since about the start of this year, I have been trying to form a clear picture of the coronavirus situation free of “memefication”. The amount of personal discernment one must employ is daunting, but for the biggest public health crisis of the twenty-first century it is a necessity.”

    PLease let that siunk in for a minute. The man is doing earnest self-examination. You kicking him in the butt and blaming YOUR butthurtedness on him hardly recommends your perspective to the rest of us.

    #73984
    madamski
    Participant

    @ Dr. D

    “The something more is that they write, openly and proudly, that they consider human beings a virus that must be reduced to save the world and everything on it. ”

    Well, it’s true. My sole hope for humanity lies in supernatural redemption. I know nice kind everyday people of al stripes who all say, “Humanity is SO fucked up. We’re destroying the planet.” It’s a widely held sentiment, and it was making the rounds back when Gates was dropping out of Harvard. Guys like Gates hardly invrented that meme. But don’t worry. Some day you’ll find the right person to blame. You’ll point your finger, holler liarliarliar, and that person will turn into dust, and all their evil works will as well.

    Meanwhile, the Pentagon has for decades openly been working oin making genocide as massively effective and cheaply affordable as possible. Close to 6 million warheads in our arsenal.

    Hell, even God repented of making humanity:

    Genesis 6:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]
    Genesis 6:6, NIV: “The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.”

    Genesis 6:6, ESV: “And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.”

    Genesis 6:6, KJV: “And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”

    Genesis 6:6, NASB: “So the LORD was sorry that He had made mankind on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.”

    Genesis 6:6, NLT: “So the LORD was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart.”

    Genesis 6:6, CSB: “the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and he was deeply grieved.”

    So if Gates thinks he’s god and needs to drive the depopulation effort, he is in good company.

    #73985
    zerosum
    Participant

    the mainstream media are manipulating you and lying to you.

    India’s “Covid Crisis” has been hijacked – The Mainstream Media are lying to you


    TUESDAY, APRIL 27TH, 2021

    So isn’t it curious to find that after over a year of nobody dropping dead in the street throughout the world, suddenly the public are being told it is happening again in India.

    Could it be that the rise in Covid deaths in India are actually deaths due to the experimental Covid vaccines? We can’t be certain but it’s one hell of a coincidence.
    Why did it take so long? No bodies in the street from other poor countries; ie. Haiti,

    Where is the proof that this article is the truth

    ——-
    I got my supply of ivermectin
    I take my vitamin C and D with zinc.
    I got the Pfizer vaccine.

    GOOGLE will not find the Apri report. (IPC),

    I want to see it. Where is the link to the Israeli People Committee (IPC), april report?
    Pfizer vaccines side effects.

    Isreali Health Body Report on COVID Vax ‘Deadly’ Impacts


    Isreali Health Body Report On COVID Vax ‘Deadly’ Impacts
    Published on April 25, 2021
    Written by thetruthseeker.co.uk

    #73986
    Antidote
    Participant
    #73990
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    @ Dr. D

    Brilliant comments.

    It may be a logical culling. This planet should have a population less than one billion to be ecologically sound

    #73991
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    zerosum: “I want to see it. Where is the link to the Israeli People Committee (IPC), april report?
    Pfizer vaccines side effects.”

    Summary:
    https://4a1b9d73-4c47-4f3b-bb08-e515be8958ca.filesusr.com/ugd/3db409_3c4b29f97a7b4e2fb1d8d178ab138b91.pdf

    Full report:
    https://4a1b9d73-4c47-4f3b-bb08-e515be8958ca.filesusr.com/ugd/3db409_340b3b74f3604d8cb085c98bc21cc65e.pdf

    Other translations:
    https://www.the-people-committee.com/translated

    #73992
    madamski
    Participant

    I am putting a sim kit into my old handroid, reactivating it so locals can contact me. This warning card caught my eye:

    “ATTENTION! Place this label on W-Fi Calling Device. 911 service through Wi-Fi calling may be limited or not available compared to traditional 911 ser4vice due to various circumstances, including, relocation of equipment, loss or disruption of power, internet or wireless service, internet congestion or a connection failure, delays in availability of registered location information, and/or other technical problems. Always be prepared to report your precise location to 911 emergency responders.”

    So the system caveats itself against, seeks to avoid liability for, the fact that the communication network is wonky shit made of silly putty: ‘Things fuck up a lot in our system so be prepared and don’t blame us. Everyone knows the system is shit and so should you. It’s not our fault. It’s just the way things are.’ Plus, the final sentence dovetails neatly with “Dzoo you haffv your papersz?!”

    Hilarious. Another reason I kneejerk against focusing on How Powerful Are the Powers That Be is because what I see are deluded parasites thinking they can control and feed off a culture while they actively destroy it. I see their mighty steed disintegrating under their sorry butts. I see their victims so dependent on believing that the Powers That Be are in control, and therefore know what they’re doing, that they believe the PTB are capable of destroying the entire mess while themselves miraculously surviving like a passport amazingly found intact by the FBI shortly after the towers turned into rebar and dust.

    I see people fucking up including the arrogant greedheads who suck the marrow out of everything we build, that they can get their hands on, for their perverse private purposes. I see almost everyone… fucking up, pretending we have a clue about how to remedy the messes we make even or especially when we try to remedy the last mess we made (which process is the womb of the Wars on xyz social “problems” like drugs, terror, communism, ignorant GOP rednecks and insufferable DNC liberati.

    To see it all through the central lens of the Illuminati Empire is indeed valid for certain understandings like, for example, Why can’t we have nice societies? But to place central blame on them is the most brilliant socialist liberal con job since foreign aid, a massive denial of our role, i.e., my role, your role, in getting us here. It reinforces the delusion that nothing works unless we stand together upon an agreed cause (said cause having been whittled down into fluff while covered with addenda froth by countless committees and compromises), especially the cause of f-r-e-e-d-o-m, that tired old worn out word.

    Free people don’t stand in ranks and march for anything. They don’t have to. Free people smack hir teeth out the first time an elected official betrays hir sacred trust. Don’t need no army standing like a wall. That’s what the PYB LOVE: us standing together for some noble cause, all obeying by necessity some Central Voice….

    But we are not a free people, and this word that we bounce around like a giant rock concert balloon, f-r-e-e-d-o-m, doesn’t seem to mean much more than some gradual lessening of oppression by permission, a process of coaxing a totalitarian government to permit us freedom when a) it is decidedly unwilling to do so, and b) you can take your own damn freedom and snatch it right out of the thin air like the wind blowing unruly through your freshly coifed hair.

    I mean, seriously, can we at least come up with sexier PTB icons than Bill Gates or, god forbid, Elon Spunkboy Musk? King of the spoiled maladjusted narcissistic psychopaths? If you want people to buy this shit, give them charismatic villains to hiss before and cower from?

    snapes

    I could get into being scared of that. Sick old men, some of whom can’t get it up unless their partner is ridiculously disempowered, full of money and lunatic hopes driven by logical fears (deep down, they KNOW they’re fucking up as much as it is possible for a human to fuck up)… they don’t deserve my fear much less respect. They deserve my compassionate pity and gratitude that I don’t face their fate. (Look into the final years of L. Ron Hubbard for an example of that.)

    American Dream

    #73993
    Noirette
    Participant

    Ilargi posted:

    Hard to understand why not much more of this is happening globally.

    …. Germany’s New Lockdown Law Sparks Constitutional Court Complaints (RT)

    ====

    In Switz. in June we will vote to curb / remove some / most of the ‘emergency powers’ of the Federal Council re. Covid. I can’t go into details of the legal text as I haven’t analysed it. For now, I expect it won’t pass. (one link in eng. below)

    However the power of initiative > to a referendum has helped in these Rona Times. Ex.

    The authorities in Geneva refused to pay compensation and bail-outs to illegal workers, those who are totally undocumented. (Many levels exist, from diluted black, to grey, to transparent, invisible, etc.) Organising all this took time, and the vote took place in March 2021 (it took at least 5 months to realise what was happening, plus the process to docket the thing is cumbersome): 70% or more voted to award the compensation, and it is quite considerable.

    So, locally, small victories do help the mood – it has been quite joyful around here with terraces, sportsfields, etc. opening up, the result of this vote, ‘solidarity’ – small triumphs wonderful. The larger scope is… another matter, a different discussion.. 🙁

    https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/critics-force-vote-to-rein-in-the-government-s-covid-policy/46471484

    Be local before going global, was that the leitmotif, the pop slogan? Of course CH is a postage stamp country with no global influence or clout. It likes to parade as a ppl’s democracy, as a moral calling card, which rests on some correct info, see vote above, what the lesson is, nobody knows, even if there is one.

    One thing the internet furnishes is ppl’s experience around the world, that is one of the reasons for participating (me), posting, for ex. John Day’s post above, others, yes…thx to all.

    #73994
    madamski
    Participant

    Addendum:

    So, to activate it, I have to use the PIN # under the scratchoff seal. The seal is so strong (probably to prevent shoplifters scanning the pin # with their cellcam) that some of the #s are missing. I honestly think God doesn’t want me to have a phone except maybe a landline. I’ll look into it. But not today.

    The system is collapsing evenly across the board. When you postpone and forestall all possible courses of correction, the final collapse is holistically total. Every cultural thing is falling apart. At once.

    I need to vent some steam:

    Little Ms Fuckitall

    #73995
    madamski
    Participant

    Understand, pls, that I’d previously tried to reactivate my old service by calling the number my screen always tells me to call when I want to reactivate.

    a) the autobot was retarded, spoke almost as fast as the fine print at the end of a pharma commercial (“your mother will probably die of shame but who cares”), and b) whewn I finally got through it to a live person, the goddam signal cut in and out although cell reception here is just fine.

    Bill Gates is not currently falling apart. Society overall is falling apart, right on schedule, as predicted not by Bilberger secret meetings leaked to the press but by every free-thinking, reasonably intelligent and tolerably informed person since about the time I first had sex with a boy in the impossibly hyped 60s.

    I say: look around you and deal with where you are; don’t stare fascinated at the Big Screen skyorama steadily falling down to smother your ass.

    #73996
    zerosum
    Participant

    @ Doc Robinson
    Thanks! One more link!
    My specific concern – disruption of blood flow to the limbs

    https://www.the-people-committee.com/english

     It should be noted that a significant number of adverse events reported are related, directly
    or indirectly, to coagulopathy (myocardial infarction, stroke, miscarriages, disruption of
    blood flow to the limbs
    , pulmonary embolism).
     The reporting of adverse events from hospitals and HMO clinics has been very low, and there
    is a tendency for a diagnostic bias that excludes the possibility of a link between the adverse
    events and the vaccination. There are probably many thousands of unreported cases.

    Do a google search – adverse events following vaccinations
    this report will not appear

    #73997
    Topcat
    Participant

    WHAT’S STOPPING US FROM USING THIS DRUG? / WITH DR PIERRE KORY 27/04/2021

    Dr Kory mentions Geert Vande Bosch as someone who can speak the truth because is is independently employ and funded. No one can fire or pressure him or Dr Kory

    The scandal around the suppression of Ivermectin is amazing

    Watch the video link to have it summarized

    #73998
    Dimitri
    Participant

    According to this futuristic video from Chatham House after a 100 years coronavirus will still be an issue in central London

    0.08 to 0.12 on the left hand side

    #73999
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ Dr D

    Enjoyed your expansion on my brief comments yesterday. Much truth there. I didn’t have time to elaborate. Thought about Iroquois influence.

    .” The freest states are safest, the lockdown states are worst.“

    I’ve been observing this. Other than folks wearing masks in public and places such as retirement communities/care homes having draconian rules, life in Arizona hasn’t changed all that much. I have friends/family in states with stringent lockdowns…there seems to be a pervasive paranoia in lockdown states.

    I’m hoping the schools will relax masking rules soon — at the very least, when people are outside. The state has dropped its rules regarding masking for the schools, it is now up to the schools/school districts to form their own policies.

    #74000
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Mister Roboto
    Participant
    “Confederate flag-wavers can be right about things every once in a while just like purple-haired hyper-wokesters can be right about things every once in a while.“

    Liked

    #74001
    madamski
    Participant

    Maybe it takes the gu who started it all to recognize the end of it all:

    Ex-Clinton strategist says ‘WOKENESS IS A PROBLEM’ for Democrats, who are too afraid to criticize because they’ll be ‘canceled’

    I don’t see the DNc able to recover its brand name fast enough to put a populist candidate into office. Meanwhile, the GOP did just that, albeit unwillingly, in 2016. It’s ahead of the curve. If we have elections in 2024, the strength is on the GOP’s side, imo.

    #74002
    madamski
    Participant

    Another day, another disaster

    “The 272-meter-long ‘A Symphony’ tanker, which carries around one million barrels of oil, is spilling petroleum into the Yellow Sea, off the coast of China’s Qingdao port, following a collision with a bulk carrier vessel.
    The Shandong Maritime Safety Administration confirmed that a spill had occurred after the oil tanker, owned by Symphony Shipholding SA and NGM Energy, had a collision with bulk carrier ‘Sea Justice’ at 8.50am local time (12:50am GMT) on Tuesday.”

    #74003
    madamski
    Participant

    Get in on the ground floor of a dying empire!

    #74004
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    Craig Murray posted a good explainer about Julian Assange’s current legal situation:

    The USA has submitted its appeal to the English and Welsh High Court against the decision not to extradite. The defence have submitted their response to the appeal. In doing so they have also submitted a counter-appeal against the many deeply concerning points on which Baraitser ruled extradition was possible, before ruling it out on the sole grounds of medical history and conditions of custody.

    The situation now is complex. The first thing to be said is that the High Court has not yet ruled that the United States government’s grounds for appeal have sufficient legal merit to be considered, and thus accepted the case and set a hearing date. This is taking much longer than usual, and hope is growing that the High Court may rule that the United States’ grounds for appeal are too legally weak to meet the bar of a hearing. If that is the case, Julian could suddenly be released very quickly.

    If the appeal is accepted, a hearing date will be set and the legal grapevine thinks that could be as early as July – much quicker than usual. We then have the further complication that the counter-appeal by the defence is not an automatic process, indeed it is exceptional. The normal procedure would be that the High Court would hear the US appeal on the medical and conditions of imprisonment points and the defence response, and rule on that. Should the US appeal succeed, the High Court would send that judgement back down to judge Baraitser, who would reconvene Westminster Magistrates Court and order the extradition. The defence could then appeal to the High Court against the extradition on all the other grounds, which are numerous but headed by breach of the provision on no political extradition of the Treaty under which the extradition is taking place.

    The whole process would then start again, which would take us well into 2022 with Julian still in jail. The defence hope the High Court would instead take the counter-appeal at the same time and hear all the arguments together, but it is by no means a given the High Court will agree. If the High Court considers the US appeal weak there is a danger that the High Court would also think a hearing on all the other points – which would last weeks – would be an unnecessary waste of its time. Which leads us to the paradox that a quick victory for Julian on health grounds that sees him released, would leave in place as a precedent the awful aspects of Baraitser’s ruling on extradition for political offence being lawful, and on the dismissal of Article X freedom of speech arguments, and the acceptance of US universal jurisdiction over publishing of US classified information worldwide.

    The CIA’s Chinese Walls

    #74005
    WES
    Participant

    I see the dems in Arizona have managed to get a new dem judge appointed to overlook the Phoenix vote audit!
    The dems are really desperate to stop the vote audit!
    So many things happening here that an observer could be forgiven for claiming whiplash!
    I suspect the dems have finally succeeded in putting a cork on this!

    #74006
    WES
    Participant

    Doc Robinson:

    Julian will get the outcome which keeps him in jail until he dies
    A judge sullivan repeat.

    #74007
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I don’t see the DNc able to recover its brand name fast enough to put a populist candidate into office. Meanwhile, the GOP did just that, albeit unwillingly, in 2016. It’s ahead of the curve. If we have elections in 2024, the strength is on the GOP’s side, imo.

    I have to agree, based purely on a dispassionate computation of the political situation. A certain poster around here is fond of maintaining that the Republican Party is completely and entirely out of power on account of the momentary realignment resulting from the most recent election. This evaluation conveniently overlooks the fact that the Dem majority in the House shrunk and that the majority in the Senate consists of one vote that Joe Manchin is bound and determined to do everything in his power to undermine. But the big overlook here is that the Dems miserably failed to make any inroads on majorities Republicans have in statehouses around the country and the fact that Donald Trump despite losing did manage to win more votes in 2020 than he did in 2016.

    And do you know why I think that is? Because what political resistance there has been so far to the lockdown response to Covid has been desultorily coalescing under the banner of Trumpism (or “conservative nationalism”, if you want to call the movement what it actually is). Meanwhile, the blue-state big-city neo-liberal establishment has made the lockdown/ vaccination response their political baby. (And how does that make me feel as someone whose current mindset is largely a product of “Team Blue”? Very sad and anxious.) Not to mention that the globalists represented by HideEmbarrass regard Flyover Country working people as entirely expendable.

    I don’t think we’ll see Trump ever run for the Oval Office again based on his health (he’s an old guy who has never been very big on taking good care of himself). But “Trumpism” ain’t going away, whether people like me like that or not.

    And as for me personally, one thing about the way I’ve been thinking lately that is certainly sub-rational (irrational) is my unwillingness to accept the fact that the normalcy of the recent past to which I have become accustomed to living in as an adult, went bye-bye over the course of 2020. And it’s not coming back, because too much has changed and too much is changing. What’s happening right now is the spiritual equivalent of a surging tsunami that is simply going to do its thing for good or for ill before it finally dissipates. And I need to accept that and stop thinking that singing from Ye Olde Hymnal will bring that old normalcy back.

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