Apr 062021
 


Edward Hopper The Circle Theater, New York 1936

 

Global Vaccine Rollout Is No Longer A Guarantee Of Victory Over Covid-19 (G.)
Sunday US COVID Death Count Lowest In More Than A Year (JTN)
Nearly 40,000 Fans Attended Texas Rangers Home Opener (JTN)
‘Double Mutant’ COVID-19 Variant Found in the Bay Area (NBCLA)
Poll Finds Almost Half Of Americans Want Vaccine Passports (SN)
Federal Gov’t Will Not Mandate COVID Vaccination Passports – Fauci (Sp.)
Vaccination Does Not Prevent 3rd Wave: German Health Minister (RT)
Cures for COVID and Dangers of COVID “Vaccines” (HIN)
US Grant To Wuhan Lab Was Never Scrutinized By HHS Review Board (DC)
Publix, Democrat State Official Blast CBS ‘60 Minutes’ Smear Of DeSantis (DW)
Biden’s Most “Beautiful Thing” May Be Media Collusion (Turley)
Japan’s Central Bank Kicks Off Experiments On Issuing Digital Currency (R.)
CEOs Tell Investors $15 Minimum Wage Won’t Hurt Business (NW)
Clarence Thomas: Facebook, Twitter Could Be Regulated Like Utilities (ET)
Putin Signs Law That Could Keep Him In Kremlin Until 2036 (R.)

 

 

 

 

Don’t want to get stuck in semantics, but if it is not now a guarantee, doesn’t that simply mean it never was?

Besides, calling for a global strategy of “maximum suppression” in April 2021 feels a bit like a time warp.

Instead, go figure out what you can do without “suppression”.

Global Vaccine Rollout Is No Longer A Guarantee Of Victory Over Covid-19 (G.)

If there are high transmission levels, and hence extensive replication of Sars-CoV-2, anywhere in the world, more variants of concern will inevitably arise and the more infectious variants will dominate. With international mobility, these variants will spread. South Africa’s experience suggests that past infection with Sars-CoV-2 offers only partial protection against the B.1.351 variant, and it is about 50% more transmissible than pre-existing variants. The B.1.351 variant has already been detected in at least 48 countries as of March 2021. The impact of the new variants on the effectiveness of vaccines is still not clear. Recent real-world evidence from the UK suggests both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines provide significant protection against severe disease and hospitalisations from the B.1.1.7 variant.

On the other hand, the B.1.351 variant seems to reduce the efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine against mild to moderate illness. We do not yet have clear evidence on whether it also reduces effectiveness against severe disease. For these reasons, reducing community transmission is vital. No single action is sufficient to prevent the virus’s spread; we must maintain strong public health measures in tandem with vaccination programs in every country. Each time the virus replicates, there is an opportunity for a mutation to occur. And as we are already seeing around the world, some of the resulting variants risk eroding the effectiveness of vaccines. That’s why we have called for a global strategy of “maximum suppression”.

Public health leaders should focus on efforts that maximally suppress viral infection rates, thus helping to prevent the emergence of mutations that can become new variants of concern. Prompt vaccine rollouts alone will not be enough to achieve this; continued public health measures, such as face masks and physical distancing, will be vital too. Ventilation of indoor spaces is important – some of which is under people’s control, some of which will require adjustments to buildings.

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Just one point in time, but not entirely meaningless.

Sunday US COVID Death Count Lowest In More Than A Year (JTN)

The number of reported coronavirus fatalities in the U.S. on Sunday was 222, the lowest daily death toll in more than a year. According to the Johns Hopkins University data, this represents the lowest number of deaths since March 23, 2020 when the number was 192. “Many states either did not report over the weekend or did not have any deaths to report,” a Johns Hopkins spokesperson said, according to The Hill. “The California data portal was down yesterday and we are in the process of back-distributing the data,” the person noted. So far 18.8% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated against the illness, while 32.4% of the population has received at least one vaccine dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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An experiment, just as the vaccines are a -much bigger- experiment.

Nearly 40,000 Fans Attended Texas Rangers Home Opener (JTN)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, thousands of fans flocked to attend the Texas Rangers baseball team’s home opener, though unfortunately for the home team fans, the Rangers did not emerge victorious. The team announced a sellout crowd of 38,283 at the Globe Life Field facility which has an even larger listed capacity of 40,518, according to the Associated Press which noted that the attendance figure does not factor in complimentary tickets. “It felt like a real game. It felt like back to the old days when we had full capacity,” team manager Chris Woodward said. “Was hoping we’d see how loud our stadium got if we gave them something to cheer about. Unfortunately we didn’t do that.”

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Prepare for thousands of variants.

‘Double Mutant’ COVID-19 Variant Found in the Bay Area (NBCLA)

A new variant of the coronavirus is in the Bay Area and it is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. It’s a double mutation and it is believed to be responsible for the surge in cases in India. Fresh from a vacation in Hawaii, some travelers mostly families with kids in tow arrived Saturday night in San Jose with the Big Island still on their mind. “We’ve been playing it really safe, but a couple factors really played into the decision. One watching the numbers go down and then Hawaii was really really safe,” said Kristina Barnes. But while Bay Area counties have reported a decline in new COVID-19 infections, a variant of the Coronavirus has been confirmed here in Santa Clara County.


Stanford Health experts have confirmed a new, double mutation of the coronavirus at least one case here in the Bay Area and more suspected. But it is still unclear if this new variant is more dangerous. “There is no definite evidence that this double variant is more virulent or causes more severe disease.,” said Dr. Dean Winslow with Stanford University. The three vaccines are also said to still be effective against the India variant. “Most people will mount an immune response. Maybe it will not protect against an all-out infection but at least it will protect against moderate or severe disease,” Winslow added. The India variant is believed to be more transmissible, leading health experts to reinforce how essential it is to get vaccinated.

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Thing is, those 44% want to push them on to others, not just themselves.

Poll Finds Almost Half Of Americans Want Vaccine Passports (SN)

A Rasmussen poll has revealed that almost half of Americans support the introduction of vaccine passports in order to get “back to normal.” The findings were released over the Easter period, and noted that 44% of Americans said that a government run system requiring proof of vaccination is a “good idea.” Fewer, 41%, said they think vaccine passports are a bad idea. While some described the 44% figure as “weak,” others pointed out it is still far too high.
The poll dovetails with similar findings in the UK, where a majority of 62% said they would support the mandating of vaccine passports to visit pubs or restaurants, while only 22% opposed the idea.

An even higher figure, 78% said they would mandate the vaccine passport for international travel, while 61% said it should be required to attend sports games and 58% said it should be mandated for public transport. The findings in the U.S. come as it was confirmed that the Biden regime is working with major corporations to develop a country-wide vaccine passport, and after New York has begun the rollout of its own vaccine passport system. In addition, the FBI is warning people against fake vaccine passports or COVID-19 vaccination cards. As National File reported, the Biden administration is working with major corporations to develop a vaccine passport system that would require Americans to take one of the controversial vaccines and receive a vaccine passport to engage in commerce.

The passport system is also being pushed by the mainstream media, with the likes of the L.A. Times declaring that vaccine passports are a “good idea” because they will help the Biden administration “break the resistance down.” Some lawmakers have vowed to resist the introduction of vaccine passports, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who has signed an executive order banning them in the state, and revealed that he is working with the Florida legislature to institute a permanent ban. Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has claimed that the Biden administration aims to force all Americans to have Covid-19 vaccine passports, comparing it to the “mark of the beast” prophesied in the Bible.

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The US strategy is to let corporations mandate them.

Federal Gov’t Will Not Mandate COVID Vaccination Passports – Fauci (Sp.)

The European Union and the United Kingdom are mulling the possibility of vaccination passports, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel announcing that a passport system is currently being established, and UK PM Boris Johnson saying tests of “vaccine passports” could be conducted to ensure that large gatherings can again occur. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the US president and the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), on Monday cast doubt on the possibility of the federal government mandating coronavirus vaccination passports in the United States. “I doubt that the federal government will be the main mover of a vaccine passport concept,” Fauci said in a Politico Dispatch podcast.


“They may be involved in making sure things are done fairly and equitably, but I doubt if the federal government is going to be the leading element of that.” Fauci suggested that some independent entities could refuse to deal with anyone who is not vaccinated. “But it’s not going to be mandated from the federal government,” he said. The concept of so-called vaccine passports was introduced as a possible measure that could help to life back to normal following the coronavirus pandemic, particularly for international travel and large gatherings. In the EU, the idea was first vocally supported by Greece, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel later announcing that Germany would implement a vaccine passport system, expressing hope it could then include the entire bloc.

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More calling for more restrictions. Nothing learned in an entire year.

Vaccination Does Not Prevent 3rd Wave: German Health Minister (RT)

The ongoing vaccination campaign in Germany will not be enough to stop the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Health Minister Jens Spahn has warned, urging the regions to return to lockdown measures if necessary. “Vaccination does not prevent the third wave, the third wave is growing,” the minister said as he visited one of the vaccination centers in Berlin on Monday, following the Easter holidays. Spahn also described the situation in Germany’s intensive care units as “worrying” and said that the number of people treated there increased to more than 4,000 over the Easter weekend. More than half of them are on invasive ventilation.

Spahn then called on Germany to “break this third wave together” by limiting contacts once again. The minister said that contacts should be primarily restricted “in the private sector, in schools, at work wherever possible.” He also pointed to the UK, Chile and the US as he said that even the nations with a higher vaccination ratio still resort to contact restrictions when necessary. Amid the vaccine shortages and delivery delays, Germany managed to administer the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to some 10 percent of its population in the first quarter of this year. Spahn expects this figure to double by the end of April. “We will now be able to do the next ten percent in a month,” he said.

Earlier, the German Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO) recommended limiting the use of the British Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to those over 60 years old due to the jab’s potential serious side effects in younger people, such as blood clots in the brain. Meanwhile, Spahn called on the German states to fight the third wave with lockdowns. Those regions that would see their average seven-day infection rate going over 100 should use the so-called “emergency brake” and re-introduce some restrictions, he said.

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Link from a commenter in yesterday’s thread, immediatedly invoking a “rebuttal” here.

Cures for COVID and Dangers of COVID “Vaccines” (HIN)

Dr. Ryan Cole is the CEO and Medical Director of Cole Diagnostics, one of the largest independent labs in the State of Idaho. Dr. Cole is a Mayo Clinic trained Board Certified Pathologist. He is Board Certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. He has expertise in immunology and virology and also has subspecialty expertise in skin pathology. He has seen over 350,000 patients in his career, and has done over 100,000 Covid tests in the past year. He recently was invited to speak at the “Capitol Clarity” event in Idaho, apparently sponsored by the Lt. Governor’s office, where he discussed successful outpatient treatments for COVID, and to offer his views on the new COVID “vaccines.”

Dr. Cole begins by showing statistics that prove Idaho is no longer in a “pandemic,” but an “endemic.” He states that the highest risk factors for contracting COVID are advanced age, obesity, and low Vitamin D levels. He also explains that coronaviruses have historically always followed a 6-9 month life cycle. He gives previous examples such as SARS-1, MERS, etc. One very interesting statistic that he pointed out is that in the U.S. the average annual age of death is 78.6 years old, and the average age of death during COVID has also been 78.6 years old. Dr. Cole is very adamant that proper levels of Vitamin D are essential to fight coronaviruses. He states: There is no such thing as “flu and cold season,” only low Vitamin D season.

Dr. Cole then goes on to explain that by law, the government cannot use experimental vaccines on the population if there are already effective treatments. So all of the current experimental COVID “vaccines,” which Dr. Cole himself admits do NOT meet the legal definition of a “vaccine” to begin with, are all illegal because there are therapies, such as Vitamin D, that are effective in treating COVID patients, as well as older already FDA-approved drugs like Ivermectin. He points out that the NIH (the National Institute of Health), which is a U.S. government agency involved with approving drugs, holds patents on the Moderna experimental COVID “vaccine,” which is like asking the fox to guard the hen house.

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Get Fauci under oath. This is nuts.

US Grant To Wuhan Lab Was Never Scrutinized By HHS Review Board (DC)

An oversight board created to scrutinize research that would enhance highly dangerous pathogens did not review a National Institutes of Health grant that funded a lab in Wuhan, China, to genetically modify bat-based coronaviruses. Experts say the NIH grant describes scientists conducting gain-of-function research, a risky area of study that, in this case, made SARS-like viruses even more contagious. Federal funding for gain-of-function research was temporarily suspended in 2014 due to widespread scientific concerns it risked leaking supercharged viruses into the human population. Federal funding for gain-of-function research was resumed in late 2017 after the Potential Pandemic Pathogens Control and Oversight (P3CO) Framework was formed within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The review board is tasked with critically evaluating whether grants that involve enhancing dangerous pathogens, such as coronaviruses, are worth the risks and that proper safeguards are in place. But the NIH subagency that awarded the grant to the nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance to study Chinese bat coronaviruses opted against forwarding it to the P3CO committee, an NIH spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation, meaning the research received federal funding without an independent review by the HHS board. “This is a systemic problem,” Rutgers University professor of chemical biology Richard H. Ebright told the DCNF, referring to the loophole in the review framework.

Ebright said the offices of the director for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) — the subagency that funded EcoHealth — and the NIH have “systematically thwarted–indeed systematically nullified–the HHS P3CO Framework by declining to flag and forward proposals for review.” Dr. Anthony Fauci leads the NIAID and Dr. Francis S. Collins heads the NIH.

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Cutting out pieces of video to make him look bad. Typical smear.

Publix, Democrat State Official Blast CBS ‘60 Minutes’ Smear Of DeSantis (DW)

Florida’s largest grocery store and a Florida state official, who is a Democrat, slammed CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday evening following a deceptive segment the network aired about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). The segment featured reporter Sharyn Alfonsi ambushing DeSantis at a press conference last month and aggressively questioning him using a misleading narrative about the way that he has responded to the coronavirus pandemic. “60 Minutes” deceptively edited the interaction to remove nearly the entire portion of DeSantis’ response in which he thoroughly answered Alfonsi’s question and defused the central point of the segment. Alfonsi tried to suggest that Publix, the largest grocery store chain in Florida, had engaged in pay to play by donating money to DeSantis’ campaign in exchange for being awarded a contract to distribute vaccines in the state.

“The irresponsible suggestion that there was a connection between campaign contributions made to Governor DeSantis and our willingness to join other pharmacies in support of the state’s vaccine distribution efforts is absolutely false and offensive,” Publix said in a scathing statement slamming the “60 Minutes” segment. “We are proud of our pharmacy associates for administering more than 1.5 million doses of vaccine to date and for joining other retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia to do our part to help our communities emerge from the pandemic.” Former Florida state Representative Jared Moskowitz, a Democrat, slammed “60 Minutes” over the segment, saying that DeSantis’ office did not push for selecting Publix. Moskowitz is the director of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management and has overseen the state’s response to the pandemic [..]

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“How can you remember details from your period of addiction going back 20 years, detailed in your book, but you cannot remember this laptop?”

Biden’s Most “Beautiful Thing” May Be Media Collusion (Turley)

News anchor Lester Holt recently declared that “it has become clearer that fairness is overrated,” adding that “the idea that we should always give two sides equal weight and merit does not reflect the world we find ourselves in.” Fortunately for Hunter Biden, that world is the one in which he lives and thrives. In interviews about his memoir “Beautiful Things,” some reporters either misstate the facts of his prior scandals or ignore certain leads, including potential evidence of a federal crime. Facts, like fairness, appear overrated to much of the media today. Hunter Biden spent the last few months evading questions, particularly during the 2020 election, when an abandoned laptop apparently belonging to him was found to have hundreds of embarrassing photos and emails showing drug abuse and raw influence-peddling.

He reportedly is under investigation for possible federal tax violations linked to his foreign dealings. Yet, one of the “beautiful things” in Hunter’s life is a media that imposed a pre-election blackout on the laptop story and continues to wrap him and his father in a protective press cocoon. That was evident in an interview by National Public Radio this week. The article by NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving stated categorically: “The laptop story was discredited by U.S. intelligence and independent investigations by news organizations.” That is entirely and demonstrably false. Widely criticized for that false statement, NPR issued a tepid “correction” for the article that now states: “Numerous news organizations cast doubt on the credibility of the laptop story.”

There was, of course, an easy way to confirm the facts, rather than citing other news organizations which also failed to pursue the story. Elving and NPR were interviewing Hunter — so why not simply ask him if the laptop was his? CBS News did ask that question and received a bizarre answer from Hunter that it might be his, or it might not be: “There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked. It could be that it was the — that it was Russian intelligence.” Or, perhaps, it could be alien technology from the Andromeda Galaxy. Hunter is denying any knowledge of the laptop’s authenticity, roughly seven months after its existence was disclosed by the New York Post and even longer since it reportedly was seized by the FBI. During that time, the story presumably was researched by the Biden campaign and by Hunter’s own lawyers.

U.S. intelligence concluded it was not Russian disinformation, even though Joe Biden claimed it was. His campaign brought forward 50 former national security officials to endorse this unsupported claim. The other parties on many of these emails have confirmed the authenticity and the FBi seized the laptop as evidence (which Hunter and his lawyers have been addressing in months of discussions with prosecutors). Yet, Hunter claims that he is entirely unsure if the laptop is his or possibly the work of Russian intelligence. One might expect some effort to explore that issue with a followup question: “How can you remember details from your period of addiction going back 20 years, detailed in your book, but you cannot remember this laptop?” Or: “Even if you cannot remember your own laptop, you’ve seen the pictures and emails — are those authentic?” Instead, the media showed the flag and then left the field.

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Richard Werner: “Bank of Japan, one of the bank regulators in Japan, moves further towards stepping into the arena to compete with the banks it regulates, by preparing to offer direct current accounts to the public (named central bank digital currency to get you off track)”

Japan’s Central Bank Kicks Off Experiments On Issuing Digital Currency (R.)

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) began experiments on Monday to study the feasibility of issuing its own digital currency, joining efforts by other central banks that are aiming to match the innovation in the field achieved by the private sector. The first phase of experiments, to be carried out until March 2022, will focus on testing the technical feasibility of issuing, distributing and redeeming a central bank digital currency (CBDC), the BOJ said in a statement. The BOJ will thereafter move to the second phase of experiments that will scrutinise more detailed functions, such as whether to set limits on the amount of CBDC each entity can hold.


If necessary, the central bank will launch a pilot programme that involves payment service providers and end users, BOJ Executive Director Shinichi Uchida said last month. “While there is no change in the BOJ’s stance it currently has no plan to issue CBDC, we believe initiating experiments at this stage is a necessary step,” Uchida told a committee of policymakers and bank lobbies looking into CBDC. Global central banks are looking at developing digital currencies to modernise their financial systems, ward off the threat from cryptocurrencies and speed up domestic and international payments.

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While their corporate lobbying groups in Washington fight the plans. Divide and rule?!

CEOs Tell Investors $15 Minimum Wage Won’t Hurt Business (NW)

Big restaurant chains are telling investors that a national minimum wage hike wouldn’t be a big deal—even as their corporate lobbying groups in Washington fight plans for a $15 minimum wage. “We share your view that a national discussion on wage issues for working Americans is needed—but the Raise the Wage Act is the wrong bill at the wrong time for our nation’s restaurants,” the National Restaurant Association wrote in a letter to congressional leaders in February. “The restaurant industry and our workforce will suffer from a fast-tracked wage increase and elimination of the tip credit.”

The following day, a top executive at Denny’s, one of the association’s members, told investors that gradual increases in the minimum wage haven’t been a problem for the company at all. In fact, California’s law raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2023 has actually been good for the diner chain’s business, according to Denny’s chief financial officer, Robert Verostek. “As they’ve increased their minimum wage kind of in a tempered pace over that time frame, if you look at that time frame from us, California has outperformed the system,” Verostek said on an earnings call. “Over that time frame, they had six consecutive years of positive guest traffic—not just positive sales, but positive guest traffic—as the minimum wage was going up.”

Denny’s is one of several publicly-traded restaurant chains whose executives have told investors in recent months that Democrats’ proposed minimum wage hike is not a real threat to their business and may even be a net positive, according to a Daily Poster review of corporate earnings calls. All of the companies have historically belonged to the restaurant association, which has led the fight against the Raise the Wage Act, legislation from Democrats that would gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025.

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“A person always could choose to avoid the toll bridge or train and instead swim the Charles River or hike the Oregon Trail..” “..what matters is whether the alternatives are comparable. For many of today’s digital platforms, nothing is.”

Clarence Thomas: Facebook, Twitter Could Be Regulated Like Utilities (ET)

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appeared to signal that Big Tech firms could be regulated after Facebook and Twitter suspended President Donald Trump earlier this year. Thomas, considered a conservative on the high court, made the point during a 12-page submission as the Supreme Court issued an order that rejected a lawsuit over Trump’s blocking of certain Twitter users from commenting on his posts before his account was taken down. The Supreme Court said the lawsuit ultimately should be dismissed as Trump isn’t in office anymore and was blocked from using Twitter, coming after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled against Trump.

“Today’s digital platforms provide avenues for historically unprecedented amounts of speech, including speech by government actors. Also unprecedented, however, is control of so much speech in the hands of a few private parties,” Thomas wrote Monday. “We will soon have no choice but to address how our legal doctrines apply to highly concentrated, privately owned information infrastructure such as digital platforms.” Thomas also noted there are arguments suggesting digital platforms such as Twitter or Facebook “are sufficiently akin to common carriers or places of accommodation to be regulated in this manner.” Thomas made reference to the respective owners of Facebook and Google by name—Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin.

“Although both companies are public, one person controls Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg), and just two control Google (Larry Page and Sergey Brin),” he wrote. Thomas agreed that Trump’s Twitter account did “resemble a constitutionally protected public forum” in certain aspects, he noted that “it seems rather odd to say that something is a government forum when a private company has unrestricted authority to do away with it,” possibly referring to Twitter’s ban against Trump following the Jan. 6 incident. “Any control Mr. Trump exercised over the account greatly paled in comparison to Twitter’s authority, dictated in its terms of service, to remove the account ‘at any time for any or no reason,’” he added. “Twitter exercised its authority to do exactly that.”

[..] “A person always could choose to avoid the toll bridge or train and instead swim the Charles River or hike the Oregon Trail,” he wrote. “But in assessing whether a company exercises substantial market power, what matters is whether the alternatives are comparable. For many of today’s digital platforms, nothing is.”

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Putin is afraid Russia will be overrun by the West as soon as he retires. That’s what occupies him, not hunger for power.

Putin Signs Law That Could Keep Him In Kremlin Until 2036 (R.)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that could keep him in office in the Kremlin until 2036, the government said on Monday. The legislation allows him to run for two more six-year terms once his current stint ends in 2024. It follows changes to the constitution last year. Those changes were backed in a public vote last summer and could allow Putin, 68, to potentially remain in power until the age of 83. He is currently serving his second consecutive term as president and his fourth in total.


The reform, which critics cast as a constitutional coup, was packaged with an array of other amendments that were expected to garner popular support, such as one bolstering pension protections. The law signed by Putin limits any future president to two terms in office, but resets his term count. It prevents anyone who has held foreign citizenship from running for the Kremlin. The legislation was passed in the lower and upper houses of parliament last month.


Zbigniew Brzezinski 1997

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    Edward Hopper The Circle Theater, New York 1936   • Global Vaccine Rollout Is No Longer A Guarantee Of Victory Over Covid-19 (G.) • Sunday US COV
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 6 2021]

    #72530
    a kullervo
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    The low-grade pandemic’s silver lining: arguably it has never been easier to tell who complete fools are and where utter dishonesty lies.

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    #72531
    Germ
    Participant

    Digital IDs and facial scans to enter pubs in the UK.

    It’s all coming to a town near you soo.

    UK Now Considering Digital Face Scanning to Enter Pubs

    #72532
    John Day
    Participant

    Go Vitamin-D!
    Go Texas Herd!

    #72533
    John Day
    Participant

    There is a picture I like. Nobody posed.
    https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/04/being-alive.html
    Time to finish coffee and bike to work. 🙂

    We had a family garden party in Yoakum Saturday, with kids, beer, Easter-eggs, Frisbee-throwing and a barbecue grill. A contingent ended up spending the night, which was safer for them than driving, and we had the bed space as part of the plan.
    Everybody just came and engaged the space, the food, drink, and each other. We didn’t have to explain anything to anybody. The plan seems to be self-explanatory.
    “Thing One and Thing Two” who are very active brothers, aged 2 and 4 got a tutorial on the big vegetable garden, and did comparative tasting of the green bits of purple and yellow onions..
    They like the garden a lot, and are interested in how food grows.
    Phoenix and Hendrix went home with some black beans to plant.

    It’s not that I don’t want to drill down into the news and post it, but I am often forced to choose between life in the flesh, and searching abstract information for emerging threats to life, and possibilities for enhancing the meaning of life. It’s hard to work out the enhancement of life in the abstract, and doing it in person demands complete engagement, at least for me.
    I can think about things when I mow the lawn for 4-5 hours, but I still have to pay attention to all of the corners, edges of gardens, borders around 45 fruit trees, those stumps and the drip hoses, while my mind muses, and my heart reaches out.
    Jenny was back at her library this morning, so I dropped her off there at the school and drove down to Yoakum, to plant more replacements for dead fruit trees, make coffee for her sister, who is spending the week there, and make sure that she is able to cook things, and shower, and we didn’t forget something. She’s doing fine.

    The thought rolls over and over that this-is-human-life. We are living as humans, social animals with the capacity for abstract reason.
    We live and die as social animals, not as abstract-reason.
    In crisis, we save each other, and kill each other in person, not in abstract.
    There are killer drones, though, and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were abstractions of killing for a few people, who gave orders, but did not need to attend.

    I feel that we have gone way too far into abstraction of life and all of the essentials of life. I feel that we are simplified and abstracted into confusion and frustration. This past year of isolation has taken people away from each others’ breath, warmth, tone of voice and tingle of touch. Social media, Google and Amazon have placed themselves between us, controlling our inputs of abstract information, our food delivery and our social prerogatives and group beliefs.
    Masks and electronic interface-distancing have atomized us. We are not whole. We are not “individual-humans”. Humans die in isolation.

    What am I? Who are we?
    We have to know with certainty, like we know when we’ll hit the ground when we jump those last two steps, not like we know the alphabet.
    You are bound to know what I mean. Life is the living, the engagement.
    This is what our kind of animal does together, and we need to do it, because our owners are abstracting us out of existence.

    #72534
    madamski
    Participant

    “Prepare for thousands of variants. • ‘Double Mutant’ COVID-19 Variant Found in the Bay Area (NBCLA)

    When the people realize that what was needed was a general health campaign not a carpetbaggers’ vaccine scam, the people are going to be angry.

    And yes, the people will figure this out. I state that as a fact. Sue me. 😉

    london-police-disperse-easter-service

    Here in the states, balkan disintegration seems to be the prevailing domino totter but we could turn around and follow some demagogue into national dictatorial unity. (My money’s on balkanization.)

    #72535
    John Day
    Participant

    During our Easter party nobody asked about a mask. Nobody flashed a mask.
    The reference was made “back during COVID”, and it passed without comment.
    Look how low the (real) rapid test percent positive rate is in Texas.
    https://apps.texastribune.org/features/2020/texas-coronavirus-cases-map/?_ga=2.47205413.380059689.1617709767-1037324414.1591643250
    DSHS released another positivity rate based only on rapid-result antigen tests on Dec. 11. As of April 4, the rate was 2.2% out of 3.4 million tests.

    Now I’m really going…

    #72537
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    • Global Vaccine Rollout Is No Longer A Guarantee Of Victory Over Covid-19 (G.)
    Ilargi: “Don’t want to get stuck in semantics, but if it is not now a guarantee, doesn’t that simply mean it never was? Besides, calling for a global strategy of “maximum suppression” in April 2021 feels a bit like a time warp.”

    Absolutely right, Ilargi. That article is a clear example of psychological manipulation. Tweaking the historical narrative, putting some new spin on it, giving the public something to latch onto (to avoid those pesky feelings of cognitive dissonance).

    “No one is truly safe from Covid-19 until everyone is safe.”
    “We are in a race against time”

    The article is not labeled as an “Opinion” piece, instead it is presented as the voice of authority. But what authority, whose authority? Who is the author, and what is their specialty, their expertise?

    With a little digging, the lead author’s expertise can be found:

    “Susan Michie is Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London.”

    Mindf###ery.

    #72538
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Global Vaccine Rollout Is No Longer a Guarantee of Victory over Covid-19 (G.)”

    So apparently vaccines don’t work?

    Hey, I’m not saying that, I’m just repeat the experts. Everyone down to 16 is now vaccinated, but we must still lockdown and wear (Spins wheel) 4 masks today? Because everyone is immune, the young from being young and the old from being vaccinated, yet SOMEHOW, we just can’t stop fascism. We need more.

    “Sunday US COVID Death Count Lowest in More Than a Year (JTN)”

    Because the 4th Wave will kill us all and vaccines don’t work.

    Keep payin’ Amazon, keep killin’ your local soul food place. In other words “Do what you’re told”: feed your bodies into the hopper of the establishment.

    “There is no definite evidence that this double variant is more virulent or causes more severe disease.,” said Dr. Dean Winslow with Stanford University. “

    Although Stanford hasn’t opposed the lies which would really be a help, they have been consistent in saying things like this. They were the ones who release that embarrassing research paper. Embarrassing because it was completely, scientifically TRUE. The one enemy.

    “Poll Finds Almost Half of Americans Want Vaccine Passports (SN)”

    And we know polls are all so accurate. If they say 44% is it really 24%? 4%? 94% Lying liars and the lies they lie. But they are getting in trouble for the two-tier slave society they so deeply desire. So homeless guys and immigrants have paper passports, got late, and harassed, while Karen moves to the front of the line ‘cause she votes right. There’s never a day Karen isn’t AWFL on brown people, so there you go: the party of Jim Crow, as always. Yay! Proudly! ” Let that [oppression] flag fly! I feel I owe it to someone (to oppress them today.)” –CSN Civil Rights would be so, so proud. I mean when you’re on the side of billionaires and corporations, OBVIOUSLY you’re in the right and on the side of history.

    Obviously Coca-Cola and Nike and pee-bottle Amazon is the resistance.

    “Vaccination Does Not Prevent 3rd Wave: German Health Minister (RT)

    So vaccines don’t work. How long to we have to be at this?

    “Publix, Democrat State Official Blast CBS ‘60 Minutes’ Smear of DeSantis (DW)”

    Well it is 60 Minutes and the NY Times, so DEFINITELY a lie. What does it take? Is a million people enough? Nope! We killed +6 Million with “WMD and ties to al Qaeda” and they got cheers and promotions. From the Left. Never a dead Iraqi child they don’t like. Can we stop now? Can we stop “My party right or wrong”?

    “Japan’s Central Bank Kicks Off Experiments On Issuing Digital Currency (R.)”

    So they want digital currency but they’re going to ban Bitcoin. Cross purposes much? No they’re going to let it go, and do things to capture and control it. That’s how lying little weasel anglos work.

    “CEOs Tell Investors $15 Minimum Wage Won’t Hurt Business (NW)”

    They don’t. WalMart is FOR a $15 minimum wage. SINCE ONLY MEGA CORPS CAN AFFORD IT. Small business, all competition, poof, destroyed.

    “…And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned around on you–where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? d’you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then, When WalMart is the sole remaining retailer, all competition and jobs are gone, and they own every senator? –Thomas More, A Man for All Seasons

    Gee, I thought monopolies were illegal. Turns out only small business is illegal. Diseases only transmit in Joe’s Plumbing, population: 9; never, ever at WalMart, population 900. That’s just Science!

    ““A person always could choose to avoid the toll bridge or train and instead swim the Charles River or hike the Oregon Trail..”

    There is a lot of legal area here, not clear at all. But one thing is clear: Section 230 is a government-ordained monopoly. That monopoly on, or against speech, is being regulated by the government. Both the monopoly and the regulation of speech with government sanction is illegal.

    …But 8 Supreme Court Justices spent 40 years in Harvard to not to be able to figure that out. That’s what college is for: they keep you there until you can’t think straight and are finally useful. A useful attack dog for twits like Bezos. He has flights to St. James to pay for and needs the Supreme Court’s help.

    “Here in the states, Balkan disintegration” is completely legal and normal. Centralization is completely illegal, as 10A so clearly states, and Supreme Court Justices are too illiterate to figure out. The preeminence is the STATES. They have VARYING laws, unique to them, NEVER trod on their necks by the Federal level. Ever. Down at the local level, we spent 340 years where the Swedes lived in Swede towns, the Germans in German towns, the Irish in Irish towns, and so on. Or not, if they felt like it. Only now does EVERYBODY HAVE TO BE THE SAME. Because That’s Diversity! When everybody “Does what they’re told.”

    Submit or die. Balkanization, meaning “to weak to keep the boot on my neck” doesn’t sound so bad now does it?

    Congratulations Texas, for figuring this out first. but don’t worry: Connecticut and New York will never apologize to you or admit you were always right. Look for the attacks shortly, if they ever stopped at all.

    We must ATTACK the TRUTH! We must DESTROY those who are RIGHT! This is our religion. And we won’t stop until our religion is a theocracy on the necks of everyone on earth.

    #72539
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Susan Michie is Professor of Health Psychology”

    They had this yesterday when the quote got out that “We’re going to implement the vaccine card to break the resistance” That is, our plan is simply to use crushing power and violence to oppress your PSYCHOLOGY, your opinions, the wrong-think of those like you who were born evil.

    We used to use reason, evidence, and persuasion, but that’s so last century. A last Century that murdered 600 million people, most by Democide. Our fervent wish is to NOT be so tolerant as last century, but break you, the people, into total submission.

    I love free speech. Thanks for the heads up! Keep on talkin’. Can I help you? Here’s another shovel!

    #72540
    Mr. House
    Participant
    #72541
    zerosum
    Participant

    Theory:
    crowding, no masks, transmission, are super spreader events

    Proposed Solutions: lockdown, isolation, wash hands, vaccination, covid passports

    Experiments:

    • Nearly 40,000 Fans Attended Texas Rangers Home Opener (JTN)
    Spring break crowds
    Other countries: Africa, S. America, Tropics
    New variants: more deadly, spread faster
    • ‘Double Mutant’ COVID-19 Variant Found in the Bay Area (NBCLA)
    • Vaccination Does Not Prevent 3rd Wave: German Health Minister (RT)

    Results disappointing:
    Cause of failure of theory – people not following recommendations

    New Theory:

    Dr. Cole begins by showing statistics that prove Idaho is no longer in a “pandemic,” but an “endemic.” He states that the highest risk factors for contracting COVID are advanced age, obesity, and low Vitamin D levels. He also explains that coronaviruses have historically always followed a 6-9 month life cycle. He gives previous examples such as SARS-1, MERS, etc. One very interesting statistic that he pointed out is that in the U.S. the average annuang as “flu and cold season,” only low Vitamin D season.

    … there are therapies, such as Vitamin D, that are effective in treating COVID patients, as well as older already FDA-approved drugs like Ivermectin.”l age of death is 78.6 years old, and the average age of death during COVID has also been 78.6 years old. Dr. Cole is very adamant that proper levels of Vitamin D are essential to fight coronaviruses. He states: There is no such thing as “flu and cold season,” only low Vitamin D season.

    “… there are therapies, such as Vitamin D, that are effective in treating COVID patients, as well as older already FDA-approved drugs like Ivermectin.”
    ——

    New ‘Eek’ COVID-19 variant causes concern in Japan


    New ‘Eek’ COVID-19 variant causes concern in Japan
    Japanese health authorities are concerned that variants of COVID-19 are driving a nascent fourth wave in the pandemic with just 109 days remaining until the Tokyo Olympics.

    The variants appear to be more infectious and may be resistant to vaccines, which are still not widely available in Japan. The situation is worst in Osaka, where infections hit fresh records last week, prompting the regional government to start targeted lockdown measures for one month from Monday.
    ——–
    What kinds of enticements would someone need, that is controlling Millions of dollars, to give it to a drug addict?
    What kinds of enticements would someone need, that is controlling the news media, to hide an incompetent drug addict?
    (Powerful enablers)
    • Biden’s Most “Beautiful Thing” May Be Media Collusion (Turley)
    ———

    #72542
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    Thank you for the link John Day. I enjoyed reading your being alive post

    #72543
    zerosum
    Participant

    READ MORE
    Chief medical officer at St. Luke’s Hospital James Souza fact-checked some of Cole’s claims; his comments can be seen in this video.
    Also
    https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/208/ceo-st-lukes-fact-checks-doctors-anti-vax-claims-idaho-statehouse/277-28e346f7-dd40-4dfc-9cbe-d8edbf576c34
    St. Luke’s chief medical officer fact checks a doctor’s anti-vax claims
    “I’m afraid this is more from our anti-vax colleagues to stoke fear and misinformation instead of science.”

    (Personally, I’m going to take multiple safeguards. Vaccine, Vitamin D, Zinc and try to get Stromectol, (Ivermectin), because it can treat patients with parasite infections that may be acquired in high-risk regions or when travelling. )

    #72544
    madamski
    Participant

    @ Dr. D

    “Only now does EVERYBODY HAVE TO BE THE SAME. Because That’s Diversity! When everybody “Does what they’re told.”

    Bullshit. Ask the former inhabitants of the Americas about that. Coercion to conform is a constant. Do what you’re told is THE commandment on which all others are based. We change from one form of authoritarianism to another from boredom and ennui coupled with political necessity (usually in the form of horrifying brutality)..

    ^&*

    As for covid vaccine coercions: I see steady and growing evidence of a walkback from that ambitious goal… and from liability for failures both in implementing coercive vaccination and the damages caused by the vaccine, coercively or voluntarily. We are not seeing a growing totalitarian empire; we are seeing a collapsing empire that was already more totalitarian than most people wish to admit.

    For example: the poll cited above also makes plain that the majority of people mistrust the vaccine (PR campaign failure). It also shows that acceptance statistically aligns closely with GOP/DNC partisan divisions, with the large a-partisan center also following the split. The DNC is losing. The GOP is winning. But that’s token: neither party has a prayer except via some populist chimera who uses and abuses both parties to attract followers from both bases. assuming we still have an election in 2024, and that it is something more like an act of magical reanimation like a sock puppet on an animatronic hand: not the real thing, not even a convincing illusion.

    ^&*

    As for benevolent balkanization: nice in theory, generally a major drag in the process of getting there. Balkanization in the states will translate into major deprivation and such. It will in fact be caused, for the most part, by deprivation. Such transitions do not happen easily or peacefully, which is why ‘balkanization’ also infers collapse from larger empire into smaller states, most of them hostile to each other, vying for dwindling resources taken by the now-collapsing empire, struggling to find new modes of survival now that the old ones have been exhausted or destroyed by the collapsing empire. The States are as run amok by corporate schills as federal Congress. Heck, state legislatures are the traditional breeding ground for congress-critters. Such “leadership” will not survive much less prevail.

    #72545
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    @John Day: Always uplifting to hear from you.

    Short on time today. Here is a recommendation for all – Am taking a powerful D3 + K2 supplement from Pure Synergy (The Synergy Company, Mohab UT), called D3 + K2 Complex. Plant-based. Expiration date on my recent shipment = 01/24. Stock up now.

    There is more to Dr. Cole’s last point on the slide set: “D deficiency is immune suppression/dis-regulation”. True. However, there is a much bigger story here. It also involves iron (which we have too much of as we age, it gets bound up, dis-regulated, thus we rust), magnesium, and copper. Check out the Root Cause Protocol for more immune system science.

    #72546
    Germ
    Participant

    #72547
    madamski
    Participant

    Miswritten:

    “assuming we still have an election in 2024, and that it is something more like an act of magical reanimation like a sock puppet on an animatronic hand: not the real thing, not even a convincing illusion.”

    ‘assuming we still have an election in 2024. If so, it will be something more like an act of magical reanimation, like a sock puppet on an animatronic hand: not the real thing, not even a convincing illusion.

    #72548
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @John Day: that’s a deeply moving and uplifting post on your blog today. Going to do a copy/paste so I have it handy to read when I need a reminder. Which lately seems to be every few minutes. Thank you.

    #72549
    democritus
    Participant

    One solution would be to remove the phrase “of concern” from the phrase “variant of concern”.

    Another solution would be to have a General Election and remove all the MPs of concern from Parliament.

    #72550
    madamski
    Participant

    Regarding covid expertise, specifically the likes of Dr. Cole and Dr. Souza: we start with disocoveries, proceed to proclamations, then debunking, then debunkings of debunkings, then a reiteration of the cycle… and rarely, rarely, rarely do any of the entities speak with full honesty or comprehensive rigor. Insert parable about blind men describing elephant.

    Cold and flu season have more calendrically driven elements than lack of D from being indoors. There is, um, being indoors. Penned up with often thousands of people (large office buildings, malls, stadia, theaters, hospitals, maybe even Amazon warehouses?!?). Usually drinking soda or alcohol, both lovely refreshing poisons that dehydrate and otherwise wekaen immunity and render protective tissues more vulneable.

    As for Souza, we’ll let him go ahead and knock himself out: “When you actually go to the studies, the truth is, it’s a mixed bag so we should talk about the entire bag and not just the positive sides of the bag,” Souza said. “I understand the desire to reach for solutions that are easy, but I find it interesting that people might be more interested in putting an animal, anti-parasite, chemical medication into their body to prevent something that we already know we can prevent non invasively by wearing a mask and spacing out.”

    We know wearing a mask only impacts super-spreader contagious spread: people sneezing and coughing (or puking) in public areas). He knows this too… but “a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.” As for “spacing out”: yeah, he used those words. Everyone: mask up and stay high or at least hypnotically distracted! Stay home and watch the boob tube… or unmask and go tubing with boobs.

    You’ll notice they’ve replaced their handroids with direct, macrophysically ingestible brain stimuli: beer. Getting high and telling stories, some of them true: what we did in our spare time before media. For a while, literacy and media gave us more things to talk about. That process of integration is complete and now we only talk about what media tells us, there being too little room in our brain space to allow free range thought… at least without being picked up by the truant officer. Meanwhile, what media talks about shrinks to a kaleidoscopic pinhole mostly filled with lies, half-truths, and irrelevant truths.

    The 6 Best Hypnosis Apps of 2021

    hypno

    Beats me.

    #72551
    madamski
    Participant

    Testing for full-tily censor-bots:

    Sly Is So Stoned

    In which is demonstrated that among cancel culture’s many imposed losses is the right of ANYone to say, lookit that nigger DANCE! right on! with the tones of praise normally reserved for the almighty. (Followed by lookit them poor dumb whities don’t know enhough to join the brand name and dance if only to get their face on TV! Stupid honkeys.) We can only love what we’re allowed the freedom to hate, she said with a smooch at Dr. D. Love simply cannot be coerced; coerced toleration is rarely tolerated for long.

    (Also, what that drummer is doing is SO much harder than it looks. And if Sly hadn’t fallen into an endless mountain of cocaine that left him homeless decades later, he’d have still been The King, Michael Jackson notwithstanding. As for the wimminz, I’ll take the shorty with the buck teef and deep contralto get-it-up voice.)

    Let us celebrate the end of a civilization that created both:

    1) jigaboo the word, concept, and cruelly harsh political reality,

    2) the fierce survival emotionalism of primitive black music that swept away de white folk widde synopation riddim ob de Mississipi meat market, especially the poor whites and hard-scrabbling upwardly mobile Jews who heard that feisty jubilance and could relate to it. Before you knew it: jazz, rock’n’roll and, god help us all, hip-hop (that impetus’ last gasp, more dead than not now). Often referred to as ‘gettin jiggy with it’.

    and

    3) after so much suffering, most of whose injustices remain, this good musical expression from such a bad thing is now verboten: saying ‘get jiggy with it’ will now seriiously reduce your chances of getting lucky in most crowds, a primary social strata marker and reason for going to work and putting up with this shit.

    What can I say?

    Is she getting jiggy with it? or is she too self-conscious about her public hyper-sexualized narcissism jiggling before real fans? I say the latter:

    Jump

    #72552
    madamski
    Participant

    Next: Russians tell jokes about dumb Ukrainians. But it’s best I let people google that for themselves.

    #72553
    Dr. D
    Participant

    I get very tired of this, but this is Denninger, actually READING stuff, which scientists and doctors won’t do.

    Looking out the 42 days (when the study terminated) we find another oddity; there is no material bend in the curve among unvaccinated persons. Yet we took half a million in one of the health systems alone, out of four, out of the pool! Or did we? The data is that we did not; we may have taken them out of “documented infections” but they’re spreading the virus, which means they’re mutating it too. How do we know this? Because that immune pressure on spread would otherwise be seen in the unvaccinated cohort to a very significant degree and it was not.

    That’s a problem. In fact it’s an extremely serious problem because under any reasonable interpretation it means that sterility did not occur with vaccination.

    Note that Salk made the same mistake with polio. Fortunately Sabin figured out the danger in what was being done and saved the day with OPV, which is sterilizing. Had he not evasion and promotion of more-virulent strains may well have resulted in a “super polio” outbreak over time. We are now deliberately ignoring that which Salk and Sabin taught us decades ago and if we get it up the chute as a result, and I remind you there is emerging anecdotal reports of it occurring already, we will deserve it.

    Hey, what did that OTHER Dutch doctor risk his career to say? Here on Automatic Earth? That giving a vaccine during a pandemic will scientifically REQUIRE the virus to mutate into something more dangerous and immune? Well gosh by golly that’s what Israel says too in their study he’s quoting. But it’s anecdotal, banned on Facebook, because it’s only run by top doctors and has a million subjects.

    Moving on:

    “An even more-interesting factor came in, however, with hospitalization. In short the evidence is that the unvaccinated stopped getting sick enough to go to the hospital! So why would you now get vaccinated? After 35 days both curves flatlined and the vaccinated one was about 4-5 days in front of the unvaccinated.

    Did the vaccine do anything to actually stop hospitalization or did the virus simply run out of vulnerable people?

    The evidence is that it did the latter; the vulnerable got vaccinated first and the rest are not vulnerable and thus didn’t wind up in the hospital. In other words widespread vaccination beyond the vulnerable conferred no benefit.

    So as they knew herd immunity was coming, they rushed to the head of the parade and pretended they created it.

    That is…and you know if it’s me, you’re about to hear this over and over, and over again: THEY’RE LYING.

    Lying lying lying lying lying. They’re not even doctors. They’re just liars.

    You literally could not come up with a better argument for not vaccinating anyone other than those at significantly elevated risk than this study; it shows conclusively that the “unvaccinated” did not suffer at all if they were they not in the high risk categories; those who were “unvaccinated” and got hit with hospitalization, severe disease or death were all high risk people and as they were removed from the pool all three of those outcome stopped even though cases did not.”

    A million man 3 month study, on a billion man year-long study. Both say the same thing.

    There’s only one conclusion: end all human rights forever. It’s the only safe, humane, and rational thing to do.

    #72554
    Noirette
    Participant

    Double mutant is horrifying! One mutant is already scary on its own, and if it’s twice as bad, Yikes.

    On this topic, madamski posted:

    “When the people realize that what was needed was a general health campaign not a carpetbaggers’ vaccine scam, the people are going to be angry.
    And yes, the people will figure this out. I state that as a fact. Sue me.”

    Imho he is being optimistic. Agreed, a general health campaign -> taking care of the sick, the suffering, was needed.

    I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Docs saying, there is nothing to be done, stay home, sip herb tea and take Doliprane. (F Paracetamol pill.) Scandalous. (2020, France.)

    Then the vaccine(s) – so obviously a scam, as even officially ‘medically judged’ as not preventing infection or transmission — simultaneously Gvmts and the Media tout them relentlessly as Our Way to Win the War against the Virus.

    Covid 19 is *so deathly* that all and every measure against it has to be implemented at once. Vaxes – but as they don’t protekt (sic) – masks, social distancing, obsessive supervised cleaning, not to mention quarantine, etc. have to continue, and even be more stringent than before. Infected people become even more ‘dangerous’. Testing, testing, has to be ramped up. Then there is the VAXPASS… other story.

    How will ppl become angry about the vax scam? As far as I can see (ok limited vision in Europe..) ppl are very accepting of the vax, it is ‘cool’ as it ‘offers protection.’ Top class science (sic) is awesome, innovative, but can fail, because, variants, super variants, and increasingly, deplorables who won’t comply to achieve herd immunity.

    Even if the vaxes are judged useless *in fine* what will happen? Nothing. Hundreds of ‘med’ pills – cures – procedures – scandals have passed by without comment in the past 40 years. Who will take the big Pharma Cos, Pfizer, Moderna, etc. to task for their fakery?

    #72555
    Dave Note
    Participant

    Every day Texas does not descend into Plandemic Purgatory is a day that asshat states like New York and California will look like the south end of a northbound jackass.

    The USA 50 state approach to Covid is a 50 part referendum on ‘the science.

    They say you will know who’s wearing a bathing suit when the tide goes out.

    If I extent out to 3rd cousins, I have at least one relative in ever state and the family grape vine gossip will inevitably ‘pin the tail on the Covid donkey’.

    Think Cuomo and Newsom.

    The court system (lawyers and especially judges)in the US is a rotting corpse of putrid racketeering.

    Money = justice or Just Us it’s a club and you’re not in it.

    But there is probably a slim chance that an actually case about ‘Crimes Against Humanity, Nuremberg 2.0’ might see the light of day somewhere in a court room on the Late Great Planet Earth.

    US judges are by and large cowards to the core, hiding behind their black robes like a Murder of Crows.

    The fact that Clarence Thomas dared to make a little judge mouse squeak about Social Media platforms should be regulated like public utilities shows he can at least somewhat overcome the Yellow Streak that runs down the back of most US judges.

    He’ll probably be found smothered with his own pillow if anything comes of it.

    I’ve often wondered why the Nuremberg 1.0 event did not indict the entire German judiciary, particularly the German High Court Judges
    They were totally complicit in The Nazi reign of terror.

    Probably the Allied lawyers and judges didn’t want to go against there follow travelers in the legal racket, like bad cops protecting bad cops at any cost.

    If it had been up to me, I would have put every judge in Germany above the lowest court up on trial and hung the lot of them on the lampposts leading into Berlin. Maybe even a Spartacus like spectacle of crucified judges.

    They’d still be talking about it to this day.

    #72556
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    Mike Lindell (of MyPillow fame) presents more scientific proof of election fraud. Even though he can’t seem to shut up and listen to his guest and comes off sounding like a used-car salesman, it’s impossible to dismiss the data presented.

    “Scientific Proof” Television Special on Election Fraud by Mike Lindell

    I do disagree with his take on the matter, though, where he keeps claiming that the election was “attacked” by foreign actors (China). This is nonsense. If there’s anything we learned from Edward Snowden it was that our intel agencies have a tight lock on electronic surveillance around the globe. Imagine of how bad it could be, then assume that it’s really worse than that. There’s evidence that many of the IP addresses interacting with the voting machines originated from computers overseas. My assumption then is that these actors were all working for us, and on the payroll of our intelligence agencies.

    #72557
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    @ WES

    When I lived in Ontario my parents and I and a couple from my hometown built my house at 45 Temperance Lake road. The lake was at the top of the watershed and I didn’t but would drink that water if I was forced to. Its water flows into Charleston Lake which flows into the Saint Lawrence. I had a drilled well there and the water was hard and some iron in it.

    Yes water is essential. So here now I live on a salmon river in the middle of nowhere and drink water out of that river. I have learned a lot about plumbing.

    #72558
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    It is all about freedom, being free to live your life

    #72559
    Mr. House
    Participant

    “It is all about freedom, being free to live your life”

    This may be more apparent now with it which will not be named, but that has been the question for quite some time. If i inflate the cost of shelter am i altering you being free to live your life? If i inflate the cost of essentials am i altering you being free to live your life? If i force strange new cultural norms on you via corporations am i altering you being free to live your life?

    #72560
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    @ Mr House

    Good questions to reflect on in this current state of mind

    #72561
    Mr. House
    Participant

    If i inflate the cost of having children am i altering your ability to be free? Dr. D is right with most of his rants. We punish those who are prudent and praise those who are not. Reward those who have children that can’t afford it and punish those who try to play within the rules. Its been this way for some time and exponentially getting worse the last 20 years. I’m all for compassion but everything has its limits. Why do those who take on debt get to write of interest expenses against taxes while those who save money pay taxes on interest? Why are 401ks tax free if not touched until 60 something, but any money i save on my own and keep within my own control is taxed? The system is setup this way and i think intentionally.

    #72562
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @Dave: did you just call NY an asshat state? Well, I never!!! 🙂

    Still looking at relocation possibilities …

    #72563
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Its all about control, and making sure you have as little as possible.

    #72566
    Huskynut
    Participant

    That De Santis short vid is compelling watching.
    Even having read the transcript previously, the emotional reality of juxtaposing the “we said he said” and “he actually said” segments is incredibly powerful – essentially confronting a pathological liar with evidence of their BS.
    The Deplorables have been circulating such evidence for years. They know both the evidence of their day-to-day reality and prospects diminishing, and the evidence for how it is achieved. The wonder wasn’t that the Capitol protest occurred, it’s that it was so goddam well behaved on the part of the protesters! For all the hick hillbilly characterisations of them, its the deplorables who demonstrate character when it matters.
    Could it be that Conservative values such as self-control actually have some merit? More underlying merit perhaps than ever more hysterical tilting at race and sex-based windmills..?

    #72567
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    I am allergic to control. It will not end well if control comes my way

    #72568
    Mr. House
    Participant

    As am i. I have a nose for it and bullshit. Sadly that’s all we’ve had the last 20 years.

    #72569
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Funny i was always taught respect is earned, not given. Now we live in a society where everyone should be “respected”, i think they confuse civility and respect.

    #72571
    madamski
    Participant

    The plain Janes and Joes I talk to out and about are mostly done with covid. That is in one of the USA’s most infamously liberal cities. I submit that there is so much faith in the undisturbable stupidity of the people because we all suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect.

    ^&*

    @ Huskynut

    Self-control is not exclusively a conservative value by any means. Everybody thinks their kids are better than yours. The modes in which self-control are expressed differ on average between the two labeled camps, but both camps get knocked up foolishly and go on welfare the same. I’ve spent my time in Xtian churches among self-described conservatives. I’ve heard the rhetoric. I’ve seen the action. Does not compute.

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