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Gustav Klimt The Park 1909

 

Texas Reports Zero COVID Deaths 2 Months After Biden Said ‘Neanderthals’ (NW)
42% Of Russians Do Not Want To Be Vaccinated Against Covid-19 (Tickle)
Learn From History – Or Repeat It (Denninger)
The False God (Jim Kunstler)
Dutch Municipalities Spy On Citizens On Social Media (VK)
Q&A With Antonio Garcia-Martinez (Taibbi)
US Blocks New Draft UN Statement On Mideast Violence (MSN)
You Are Writing History With Your Bloody Hands -Erdogan to Biden (ZH)
Earth and Humanity: Myth and Reality (Nate Hagens)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riddle me this, Batman.

Texas Reports Zero COVID Deaths 2 Months After Biden Said ‘Neanderthals’ (NW)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott caught heat from Democratic lawmakers when he announced on March 2 this year he would fully reopen the state by the next week. Mississippi lawmakers declared a similar reopening plan about the same time. The idea was to get more people acclimated back to normal life, including businesses at full capacity and sports arenas full of fans again. For Texas, the governor wanted businesses back at 100 percent and placed filled up again, from school halls to dance halls. President Joe Biden called such reopening plans as “Neanderthals thinking.” “I hope everybody has realized by now these masks make a difference. We are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease because of the way we are able to get vaccine in people’s arms,” Biden said in the White House on March 3.

“The last thing we need is the Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it. It still matters. … It’s critical, critical, critical, critical that they follow the science.” Texas blazed its own path and reopened for business, and the Texas Rangers had a ballpark full of cheering fans for its home opener last month. On Sunday, just a couple of hours after a major PGA event in Dallas and the NCAA FCS college football national championship in Frisco, Abbott reported that the state had no COVID-related deaths the previous 24 hours, and that the seven-day positivity rate was the lowest it’s been since records have been taken—which was March 2020.

Biden expressed disappointment in those states that had plans to fully reopen, saying the goal was for every American adult to receive vaccinations before starting big gatherings, with a target date of July 4 for families to get together and celebrate. “We’ve been able to move that all the way up to the end of May to have enough for every American, to get every adult American to get a shot,” Biden said in March. Biden was 0-for-2 against Texas when, after the Rangers baseball organization said it planned to open at full capacity following Abbott’s executive order, the president called that decision a “mistake.” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels shrugged off that comment and said he still hoped for a full venue on opening day, which he got.

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Herd immunity.

42% Of Russians Do Not Want To Be Vaccinated Against Covid-19 (Tickle)

A Russian survey has revealed that more than two-fifths (42%) of citizens do not intend to be vaccinated against Covid-19 “under any circumstances,” a result that may explain the country’s poorly performing inoculation program. Conducted by recruitment company Superjob’s research center, the survey also revealed that one-in-five (20%) unvaccinated Russians would get jabbed if it meant they could travel abroad. The poll came after Greece’s announcement that they would be willing to accept tourists vaccinated with Sputnik V. The results found that 18% of Russians yet to be inoculated plan to get the shot even without any other incentive. Some 42% said they absolutely do not want to get vaccinated, even if it is the only option for a trip to another country, and 20% found it difficult to decide.


The results from this survey may go some way to explaining why the Russian vaccination campaign has gotten off to a slow start. In late April, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said more than 11.1 million people have received the first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, with 6.8 million fully inoculated. The country’s authorities do not regularly release data, but the latest aggregated figures on the unofficial website gogov suggests that the current figure of people to have received both jabs is now around 9.8 million. Russia has approved three domestic Covid-19 vaccines, with Sputnik V being the most well-known. The vaccine has now been registered in 66 countries, having most recently passed tests in Ecuador.

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“That sort of cult game is how you wind up turning a nation into Jonestown.”

Learn From History – Or Repeat It (Denninger)

Adults live in reality where facts are collected, hypotheses are formed, tests are made against said hypothesis and then the results are published. Then, reasoned adults make their own decisions for themselves and their families, weighing personal risk and benefit based on those published results. Children and psychotics live in a fantasy world where they believe you snap your fingers and get what you want. When you allow either of the latter two to ascend to positions of power and influence within government your entire nation is standing on a ledge believing you can fly. There are myriad examples of this, such as believing you can replace combustion fuels with batteries and solar cells or wind turbines; this is crazy-land nonsense as nobody has figured out how to violate the laws of physics, and you just saw a small version of it with the Colonial pipeline.

There’s a virus going around, I hear, that has a near-zero death rate in children but in fantasy-land we must stab them with a dangerous drug lest they get infected with something that they may have already had and won’t hurt them anyway. We refuse to adult and admit that roughly a third of the people who died were within six months to a year of their “use by” date, living in rest homes where half of those admitted die within six months and at least three quarters of the rest who succumbed had destroyed their bodies on purpose, making themselves vulnerable to what, in almost everyone else, is a case of the flu. Rather than deal with these facts, which were known almost immediately in 2020, we instead engaged in a mass-delusional episode akin to putting magic mushrooms in the nation’s water supply, and led the public to believe they’d all die unless they walked around with diapers on their face scared of non-existent snakes coming out of the roadway that were going to spit venom in their mouth.

Worse, when people got said flu we told them there were no treatments which was a knowing lie and let a bunch of ghouls chortle at the $30,000 they were going to get for a toe-tag in a few days while your grandmother choked to death on her own spit. We’re still doing the same damn thing not just here but in fact worldwide so we can scare people into being stabbed on a subscription basis for immense profit with an unknown risk of pulling the black ball and killing a huge percentage of the public. LSD is a hell of a drug and I don’t give a crap what you do with or to yourself but the effects of same, no matter how the crazy got in one’s head, have no place near or on the levers of power. That sort of cult game is how you wind up turning a nation into Jonestown.

For half a million Americans or so over the last year Jonestown has already arrived and now we’re playing the same game without about half the population while attempting to enlist children in drinking the KoolAid. It’s grape-flavored; go ahead and take a big slug. I promise it won’t hurt. Much.

CDC admits at least 94% of Deaths from Corona Virus were wrong.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1394417021333524484

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“..insufficiently tested exotic experiments desperately employed against something that looks more and more like a bio-weapon that the government itself was complicit in creating.”

The False God (Jim Kunstler)

[..] as the time-frame for inflation compresses, the people notice that their money won’t buy what they need, and they get restless, perhaps dangerously so. In the process, the government begins to look incompetent, on top of the usual perception that it is corrupt, and before you know it, legitimacy slips through the widening cracks of the floor. Until now, the authorities have been successful in pitting citizens against each other, and the ill-will unleashed has been spectacular. But the memes of “white supremacy” are so obviously dishonest that they’ve only succeeded in hugely pissing off the substantial demographic of white people who struggle desperately to remain employed, housed, mobile, and capable of raising children who are not being driven crazy.

The coronavirus situation is not so reassuring. We are one more serious up-wave of illness from tanking whatever remains of this vaporific economy. An emerging pattern suggests that higher vaccination rates might generate new-and-improved iterations of the disease more efficiently — just as the government tries more aggressively to sell vaccination to the public. The public is also noticing the alarming statistics, and many remain unconvinced that the vaccines are even vaccines in the usual sense, but rather insufficiently tested exotic experiments desperately employed against something that looks more and more like a bio-weapon that the government itself was complicit in creating.

My state of New York is supposedly “reopening” today. Who’s not longing to get back to “normal?” But who’s not a little anxious that mixing normally with other people won’t start the whole cycle all over again? And, anyway, who doesn’t wonder whether normal is really a thing of the past now, disappearing in the rear-view mirror? Just as the hopeful meme floats over the Internet that the storm is over, we fail to see that there’s a larger storm of history whirling around us that we’re only in the eye of.

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Google translate. Spied on by nincompoops.

Dutch Municipalities Spy On Citizens On Social Media (VK)

Dutch municipalities monitor citizens on social media on a large scale. They use fake accounts for this, a method that municipalities are not allowed to use. This has emerged from research by the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen on behalf of the Police and Science research program. Municipalities keep an eye on Facebook groups, Twitter profiles and other social media to gain insight into possible disturbances such as riots and demonstrations. Municipal officials are often unaware that they are breaking the law, the investigation shows. More than half do not know which rules and protocols apply. The results are based on answers to a questionnaire of 156 of the 352 Dutch municipalities.

Almost one in six of the municipalities surveyed uses fake accounts, a method that only police and intelligence services are allowed to use under strict conditions. In some cases, city officials enter private Facebook groups under false names. For example, at the time of the refugee crisis, an official writes to have secretly joined private Facebook groups to see “what’s going on”. Municipalities search online for social assistance fraud by searching for extra earnings on Marktplaats. Social media is also used to check flight stories of asylum seekers. Searching online under fake names, storing personal data and entering private groups are a serious infringement of citizens’ rights, says Bart Custers, professor of Law and Data Science at Leiden University. “It is simply prohibited. Municipalities are not allowed to play for the police or intelligence service. ”

Arbitration and serious privacy violations lurk. Custers: “If the government goes online with a fake account, it is working under cover, for example, the police must ask the judge for permission. This is not the work of municipalities. “Moreover, there is a risk that personal data will leak. “There seems to be hardly any discussion within municipalities about what is and is not allowed,” says Willem Bantema, responsible researcher and sociologist of law at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences. The research shows that in about one third of the municipalities no data protection officer is involved in online monitoring, although this is required by law. According to the researchers, small and medium-sized municipalities in particular do not comply with the rules. Large cities generally have better policy in order.

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“Do you realize if an artist went into producing their art, whatever it is, literary or nonfiction or whatever, and thought about the consequences, the art would be total shit?”

Q&A With Antonio Garcia-Martinez (Taibbi)

After training generations of Americans to forego personal lives and work their brains to mush in service of bigger profits, corporate leaders are waking up to find their companies staffed by people so psychologically dependent upon validation from work that they’re a net minus from a production standpoint, forcing bosses to beg them to shut up, go home, and get lives. Not many modern Americans know how to do any of those things, however, as can be seen in cases like that of Garcia-Martinez, where 2,000 employees claimed to be literally incapable of sharing a vast corporate structure with someone who once wrote a book containing passages they might have disagreed with, if they’d actually read it.

“The thought of conflating your entire political, moral, social, family, and religious being with your professional persona,” Garcia-Martinez says, “I think is extraordinarily fraught and difficult.” Another irony: despite the progressive sheen of these campaigns, Slack agitation doesn’t represent a resurgence of labor. Unions used the strength of the whole workforce to protect the rights of the individual employee, among other things insisting that management not act without due process, evidence, etc. Slack, as has been seen in cases like Antonio’s, or the oustings at the New York Times of editor James Bennet and reporter Donald McNeil, often urges companies to bypass process and act in the heat of the moment. In any case, it’s a weird kind of liberalism that tries to override management to get employees fired, but that’s where we are in the modern American workplace.

I asked Antonio about these and other issues, from his perspective: TK: You’ve had multiple careers, and clearly took writing seriously. How will episodes like this affect people who might try to write or take creative detours in their careers? Antonio Garcia-Martinez: Kat Rosenfield was tweeting about this and I love her and it’s great that she’s defending me. Do you want art? People are saying, “Well, you should have realized the consequences… I feel like saying: “Do you realize if an artist went into producing their art, whatever it is, literary or nonfiction or whatever, and thought about the consequences, the art would be total shit?”

Looking at it bigger, there’s a lot of political ideologies like Nazism and communism that thought that art should be subservient to politics, and that art can only serve a political end. Those movements did not end well. I don’t think we want that in our liberal democratic society. I think that’s a bizarre ideological way of looking at the world, from the wokesters who treat this as a quasi-religion.

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3 times now.

US Blocks New Draft UN Statement On Mideast Violence (MSN)

The United States on Monday blocked — for the third time in a week — the adoption of a joint UN Security Council statement calling for a halt to Israeli-Palestinian violence, triggering a new emergency closed-door session set for Tuesday. The text drafted by China, Tunisia and Norway was submitted late Sunday for approval Monday by the council’s 15 members, as Israeli jets continued to pound the Gaza Strip and the death toll from a week of violence passed 200. The United States indicated that they “could not currently support an expression” by the Security Council, one diplomat told AFP. The Norwegian diplomatic mission to the UN announced that the Security Council would hold a new emergency closed-door meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Tuesday — its fourth since May 10.


“The situation on the ground continues to deteriorate. Innocent civilians continue being killed and injured. We repeat: stop the fire. End hostilities now,” the delegation said on Twitter. The Security Council has held three emergency meetings on the escalating violence in the past week, the latest on Sunday, without reaching a common position — with Israel’s main ally the United States accused of obstructionism. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric underlined the importance of taking a consolidated position on the conflict. “I would really restate the need for a very strong and unified voice from the Security Council, which we think will carry weight,” he told a press conference.

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Yeah, get Erdogan some support. Well played.

You Are Writing History With Your Bloody Hands -Erdogan to Biden (ZH)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday blasted the Joe Biden administration for standing idly by while the civilian body count piles up in Gaza after one week of unrelenting Israeli airstrikes. And even more than this Turkey is outraged over new reports that Biden approved a $735 million dollar weapons sale from the United States to Israel. “You are writing history with your bloody hands,” Erdogan said in remarks addressed to President Biden. The stinging rebuke came after a meeting with this cabinet over the continuing Gaza crisis. Turkey has long been a staunch supporter of Palestinian rights, though Erdogan’s rule has in recent years seen relations with Israel reach a low-point given the hardline Islamist leanings of his Justice and Development Party.

The Hill reports of the massive US weapons sale to Israel that “A majority of the possible sale is of Boeing-made Joint Direct Attack Munitions, equipment that can make unguided bombs dropped from aircraft into guided missiles, the aide confirmed.” “The window for Congress to block this sale is for all intents and purposes closed,” The Hill wrote, also noting outrage among a handful of Democrat progressives. Following a meeting with his Cabinet, Erdogan issued a rebuke to the U.S. president, saying: “Now, unfortunately, you (Biden) are writing history with your bloody hands with this event (in which) Gaza is being attacked with seriously disproportionate force causing the martyrdom of thousands of people. You have forced us to say this.”

And specifically on the new reports of Biden-approved weapons sales to the Jewish state, Erdogan scolded further: “Today we saw Biden’s signature on weapons sales to Israel,” Erdogan said in reference to US media reports of a new arms shipment approved by the Biden administration. “Palestinian territories are awash with persecution, suffering and blood, like many other territories that lost the peace with the end of the Ottomans. And you are supporting that,” Erdogan said. This apparently marks the end of previously reported attempts of Erdogan to reach out to the administration, following warmer (despite at times tense) personal relations with Trump, given that Monday’s comments mark the harshest words Erdogan has unleashed on Biden since his January arrival in the White House.

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Good friend Nate sent this. Really, Nate, 3 hours?

Earth and Humanity: Myth and Reality (Nate Hagens)

This video is a condensation of 15+ years work exploring the human predicament. This talk outlines some core myths and stories in modern culture and contrasts them to our underlying biophysical (biological and physical) realities. There will be a web portal in near future going a bit deeper on these topics for use in education and outreach on societal interventions. Here is the chronological myth order and time stamp. They can be watched in any order, but this order makes the most sense (so we decided).

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    Gustav Klimt The Park 1909   • Texas Reports Zero COVID Deaths 2 Months After Biden Said ‘Neanderthals’ (NW) • 42% Of Russians Do Not Want To Be
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 18 2021]

    #75475
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Gustav Klimt The Park 1909

    I remember that Klimt; it is very rich and very dense, but so expertly done; the contrast of the dense foliage against the view of the light below the dark foliage is wonderful…

    I have to consider the 3 hour video; of which I listened to about 40 minutes…so far…
    Though very well done; it seems redundent for my present living situation…
    My wife and I know full well what enough is…and live our life with probably more than enough at this point.
    But, that said; we’ve not bought, aquired, or accepted anything more than what it takes to live day by day. for more than 5 years and counting………..

    #75476
    absolute galore
    Participant

    I’m sure the NYT does not see the irony in the juxtaposition of these headlines (can’t read stories, free article limit reached.)

    Sema Sgaier
    Meet the Four Kinds of People Holding Us Back From Full Vaccination
    Tell us where you live and we’ll show you why people aren’t getting vaccinated.


    Children of the Holocaust Who Are Anonymous No More
    Researchers using enhanced, rare footage of a transport to a Nazi death camp have been able to identify some passengers, including children who survived.

    (Love the implicit “we” opposing the “us” in that first headline. Obviously everyone who reads the Times is vaccinated.)

    And proving that they are in techofantasy lala land, right above those two stories on the front webpage:

    Nations Must Drop Fossil Fuels, Fast, World Energy Body Warns
    A landmark report from the International Energy Agency says countries need to move faster and more aggressively to cut planet-warming pollution.

    #75477
    John Day
    Participant

    That should read “Close up of WOOFER spider”, of course.

    #75478
    Django
    Participant

    Fresh from zerohedge

    Spanish Politician Banned from Twitter for Hate Speech for Saying a Man cannot get Pregnant.

    One has to laugh but what really pisses me off is that the politician is a member of Vox a real fascist the sort of person I would happily bayonet if I could get away with it. And I am forced to agree with him.

    #75479
    John Day
    Participant

    @Absolute Galore: The 5 year studies on sustained effectiveness of ivermectin prophylaxis are not finished yet, but a coronavirus would need to do a lot of mutating under selection pressure for a long time to become resistant to ivermectin.

    #75480
    John Day
    Participant

    Our species seems to have a set-point to favor “eating your dessert when it is in front of you” approach to available resources.
    Farming in colder climates has tempered that for those who were able to survive it, because you have to save and prepare for winter.
    Become your inner northern farmer!

    Picture of Jenny at the country garden this weekend at blog: https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/05/last-minute-preparations.html

    #75481
    John Day
    Participant

    Bike to work time…
    🙂

    #75482
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Spanish Politician Banned from Twitter for Hate Speech for Saying a Man cannot get Pregnant.

    If I were to guess at the very sketchy rationale for this call, it was probably because the politician didn’t qualify his statement by saying “biological male” instead of “man”, IOW, I’m guessing he was thought to be saying that transgender men have no inherent right to identify and live as men. I would have to see the context of his statement to have all the information, but I am inclined to think that wasn’t what he was trying to say at all. I’m all for promoting the right and dignity of trans people, but what the censors at Big Tech need to understand is that hypersensitive speech-policing like this will make the average person less friendly to trans rights rather than more.

    #75483
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    And generally speaking, such incidents/ non-incidents are a classic example of how we now live in an age of decadence, incompetence, and irrationality.

    #75484
    Mr. House
    Participant

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cdc-director-criticized-for-now-differentiating-between-dying-from-vs-dying-with-covid-19/ar-BB1gNy3L?ocid=uxbndlbing

    My F’ing god, you can’t make this shite up. Please someone explain to me why, just why? Fire them all, hang them from lamp posts. This crap needs to end.

    #75485
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Bring on the god damn investigation of covid-19 and do it NOW!

    #75486
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    So the Director of the CDC wants to have her cake and eat it too when it comes to counting post-vaccine Covid-involved deaths, does she? Par for the course at this point, I guess.

    #75487

    The EU is discussing “travel certificates” and in its unending wisdom, because it doesn’t have enough vaccines, has decided that only one mRNA injection is enough to travel freely. They can’t legally ban you from travel if you don’t want that stuff in your body, but they can make it hard and expensive for you, so vaccination will be free -or close- while testing -PDR or rapid- will become costly, and only valid for a few hours or days. How did we get here? What happened to us?

    #75488
    Mr. House
    Participant

    No Roboto, they’ve been lying about it the entire god damn time. You yourself will ponder why no invectermin? Why only lie just about one thing? Does it usually work that way? Lamp posts people, that is the only way these people will learn, an example must be set.

    #75489
    Mr. House
    Participant

    “How did we get here? What happened to us?”

    Because we don’t god damn do anything except talk!

    #75490
    Mr. House
    Participant

    “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

    Stop letting them create your reality

    #75491

    Thread with lots on B cells and T cells

    https://threader.app/thread/1391102821689294849

    #75492
    zerosum
    Participant

    In one word

    “Neanderthals thinking.” lack of knowledge, Ignorant, illiterate, unlettered, uneducated, unenlightened · unknowing, mass-delusional, mass hysteria, drinking the “Kool Aid”, vaporific economy, hopeful meme “normal”

    An ideology is a set of beliefs or philosophies attributed to a person or group of persons, especially as held for reasons that are not purely epistemic, in which “practical elements are as prominent as theoretical ones.”
    ——-
    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/554023-top-house-democrat-to-request-pause-on-arms-sale-to-israel-reports

    Biden approved a $735 million dollar weapons sale from the United States to Israel.
    The Hill reports of the massive US weapons sale to Israel that “A majority of the possible sale is of Boeing-made Joint Direct Attack Munitions, equipment that can make unguided bombs dropped from aircraft into guided missiles, the aide confirmed.” “The window for Congress to block this sale is for all intents and purposes closed,”
    ———–
    @ Mr. House
    I agree. Who said all that? I would say, in one word, “The Matrix”
    ( The Matrix trilogy suggests that everyone has the individual responsibility to make the choice between the real world and an artificial world. Though Neo is the exemplar of free will, fate plays a large role in his adventure.)

    “Stop letting them create your reality”
    Not everything. I like nice dreams. I like “Avatar”.
    🙂

    #75493
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Karl Rove said it. While describing other lies that so many let become their reality.

    #75494
    sumac.carol
    Participant

    From Zero hedge article: “To date, 41% of Texans have received at least one vaccine dose, and nearly one in three are fully vaccinated against coronavirus, which lags the rate in many other states.”

    Okay so does this mean Texans can expect to get really sick from covid variants in the coming months if so many are vaccinated? Will they experience lots of vaccination side-effects? It seems to me that they are kicking the tires of a decent vaccination rate – if vaccination is as helpful as hyped, one should be able to resume normal life.

    #75495
    zerosum
    Participant

    Raúl Ilargi Meijer
    There might be some more interesting knowledge at your link.

    The Art of Threading
    Conversations with amazing Thread authors.

    https://threader.app/the-art-of-threading

    #75496
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Matrix, Choice and Fate. Neo is not “The One”.

    There are some parts to this. The “Matrix” anticipates all the normal responses, and as yesterday, lets/promotes rebels to get coverage to see who rallies to the pre-designated flags, so that like Goldberg, they can be properly controlled. That’s established in the movie. So real change can’t come from ordinary responses. In fact, it has to come from inside, from a System’s, the Matrix’s own internal contradictions. Although we matter, the “System” won’t change unless the power players, Deep State, military, billionaires, change. That’s why rebellions happen, but revolutions don’t, because they are conflicts BETWEEN power systems. Not us, the people, we’re the last to know. Conflicts between states and Federals, between business and military, between banks and governments, etc. Not us.

    And that does seem to be happening now, but it’s all so hidden, before it breaks out in the open, down to our level. …With the requisite lies and propaganda about whoever the foot soldiers of those OTHER oligarchs, power people are terrible Huns, or some such lie. Or we’re fighting against slavery, and not for corporate power and final destructive tariffs in favor of northern manufacturers. Or that AntiFa is the obvious hero/enemy. We do see open fire between CIA and Pentagon on the ground in Syria as well as elsewhere, but at the moment remains between (hidden) power blocs. Thank God. You do NOT want fighting to break out at the individual house level, whatever it takes, because it can’t be put back in the box.

    I’ve seen the problem is, the information on the ground is now so bad, so polluted, so unsure, that it’s making me sloppy. I don’t like it, so I have to dial out to a far larger scale than what AOC or Gaetz ate for breakfast. We see that ever-so-clearly with the now hourly flip-flops and nuclear-blinding contradictions in Covid. The information is no good, so the discussion is no good.

    What is that distracting us from?

    #75497
    Mr. House
    Participant

    I concur, the information is getting so bad now i honestly can’t say what is true or not anymore. But you know, if you wanted to break someones will, lock them up, then tell them lies for over a year and see how long it takes for them to go insane.

    #75498
    Germ
    Participant

    This is not good news for mRNA vaccines. Non-neutralizing antibodies are those which cause vaccine enhanced disease or ADE:

    “The plasmablast response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination is dominated by non-neutralizing antibodies and targets both the NTD and the RBD”

    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.03.07.21253098v2.full

    #75499
    Mr. House
    Participant
    #75500
    Germ
    Participant

    Fantastic letter:

    “AN OPEN LETTER SIGNED BY 32 NZ MEDICAL DOCTORS EXPRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT THE PFIZER ‘COMIRNATY’ INVESTIGATIONAL VACCINE FOR CV-19”

    An open letter signed by 32 NZ Medical Doctors expresses concerns about the Pfizer ‘Comirnaty’ investigational vaccine for CV-19

    #75501
    zerosum
    Participant

    Self evaluation does not change being considered “non-essential” (dispensable, gratuitous, inessential, needless, uncalled-for, unessential, unnecessary, unwarranted), by the elites, influencers, enablers, and your neighbor.
    ——–
    ( Israel vs Gaza).
    Biden approved a $735 million dollar weapons sale from the United States to Israel.
    The USA should also approved a $735 million dollar infrastructure rebuilding program for Gaza to rebuild the destroyed targets.

    #75502
    Germ
    Participant

    We’re gonna need more Ivermectin. a lot more :-))

    “A new study of the U.K. and South Africa variants of SARS-CoV-2 predicts that current vaccines and certain monoclonal antibodies may be less effective at neutralizing these variants and that the new variants raise the specter that reinfections could be more likely.”

    ESCAPE!

    https://www.cuimc.columbia.edu/news/new-study-coronavirus-variants-predicts-virus-evolving-escape-current-vaccines-treatments

    How many times can a person get a booster jab before their body just can’t take any more jabs and dies?
    We’re gonna find out!

    #75503
    Germ
    Participant

    US Federal LAW prohibits employers, private companies, colleges and others from requiring vaccination with a vaccine distributed under an EUA – 21 U.S. Code § 360bbb–3.

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/21/360bbb-3

    Relevant section:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1oRi3ZVoAEnpRv?format=jpg&name=medium

    #75504
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    “Biden expressed disappointment in those states that had plans to fully reopen, saying the goal was for every American adult to receive vaccinations before starting big gatherings, with a target date of July 4 for families to get together and celebrate.”

    Of course. Which target was set up in concert with Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J when the US government promised the corporations that if they sped through vaccine development, they would offer up the US population with a dollar sign on each of our heads.

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    Partner and I have been doing our part to stop the Covid madness by entering stores maskless. Some stores (Walmart, Arby’s) have no masking signs. Others (Fry’s grocery) have outdated signs stating that masking is required due to local ordinance. Not anymore…governor outlawed that. (Which I don’t think was appropriate — I value home rule, and I dislike the executive branch making and revoking laws — that is the legislature’s job. But it was high time to drop masking rules.). Some have new signs (Home Depot) explaining even the vaccinated should still be masked. NONE of them stopped us when we entered without masks, NONE of them said anything to us at all. And, I’d say that 95% of the customers are masked.

    #75505
    Dr. D
    Participant

    I for one am glad Home Depot doesn’t like money and like many companies recently, plans to go out of business by annoying their customers. The sooner they fail the better.

    Hey, anyone remember their CEO failing the company by 30% then could only be removed by paying him 100 million? Now that’s capitalism. Efficient markets. Not like free-bank-money banana-capital bank-created monopoly extraction at all. Ya know: with the elimination of a million home-hardware, home-lumber jobs, while Home Depot has profits only as a pyramid.

    #75506
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Now you have terrible prices AND can’t get niche and variety of goods. What’s not to like?

    #75507
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    <<Germ
    Participant
    US Federal LAW prohibits employers, private companies, colleges and others from requiring vaccination with a vaccine distributed under an EUA – 21 U.S. Code § 360bbb–3.>>

    Yes, but that only protects those who don’t want the vaccine until full approval occurs. And I don’t see that any major stumbling blocks to full approval have occurred. Full approval will happen, and I/we have no power to stop it. It’s a race…to inform enough people about the problems of the vaccines so that when approval occurs there is common enough knowledge that these vaccines are dangerous so that enough people will continue to resist vaccination…also understanding that once vaccinated, those who were not noticeably harmed by the vaccine are cognitively biased to believe that the vaccine is “harmless” for all. There are many possibilities…by vaccinating not just the vulnerable, it will be harder to hide any long-term vaccination effects as symptoms of old age or pre-existing conditions. Covid vaccine boosters may cause a rash of allergic reactions. So many possibilities…and not wishing ill to come on anyone vaccinated, but also understanding that the only way to prevent forced vaccination is for there to be obvious detrimental side effects.

    #75508
    cloudhidden
    Participant

    @ Dr D
    “What is that distracting us from?”
    Been wondering about this for a while now. I’m no longer giving much attention to covid related stuff.
    We’ve learned about Inver, etc. from Dr Day. Thanx.
    The “official” pronouncements change daily, no need to go there except to note their direction.
    Locally, it’s quite a bit of “I am not going to mask” met with relief and mask removal by the other person(s). Regional case tally near none, though heavy restrictions are officially mandated.

    What’s next?

    #75509
    Germ
    Participant

    What planet am I on?

    Is this informed consent?!

    #75510
    Polder Dweller
    Participant


    “A new study of the U.K. and South Africa variants of SARS-CoV-2 predicts that current vaccines and certain monoclonal antibodies may be less effective at neutralizing these variants and that the new variants raise the specter that reinfections could be more likely.”

    Always assuming the vaccines don’t have nasty long-term side effects, isn’t this what’s really going on, that due to the limited scope of the antibodies new jabs will forever be required to handle the latest variant? So people will have handed over responsibility for their immune systems to Big Pharma. No wonder there has been such a desperate rush to vaccinate everybody.

    #75511
    Germ
    Participant

    Wave, after wave.
    Booster jab, after booster jab.

    Buy PFE !

    #75512
    Germ
    Participant

    Geert replies to Yeadon’s rhetoric that mass vaccination campaigns do not have the potential to promote circulation of more infectious immune escape variants

    https://www.geertvandenbossche.org/post/second-and-last-reply-to-m-yeadon

    #75513
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Serious question: So what is the point of the jab? You can still get sick and still transmit, and you can still die from it. So what is the point? What does it do that is a benefit for you? Does it have any benefit? How does it benefit those pushing it because they are pushing it hard, going to bars in Dallas with uniformed soliders asking people to get it on the spot. What does it have that those in the “know” want us to have so badly?

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