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Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Triumph of Death c1562

 

People In England Urged To Be Patient; Hugging May Soon Be Allowed (G.)
12 Million Possible Adverse Events After Vaccination in UK, Europe, US (BOOM)
Its Your Fear, Nobody Elses (Denninger)
Pfizer Developing Pill To Treat Covid-19, May Hit Market By End Of 2021 (RT)
The Biggest Vaccine Deal in History: EU to Scoop 1.8 Billion Pfizer Shots (GR)
Obesity Increases Risk Of Severe Covid-19, Particularly In Young People (RT)
Ike’s 1950s America Beat The ‘Asian Flu’ With Science & Common Sense (NF)
Covid Lockdowns Cost Countless Jobs, Don’t Appear To Have Saved Lives (NYP)
Florida To Impose Hefty Fines On Tech Giants That Deplatform Politicians (RT)
Twitter Censors Accounts To Spoon-Feed The World Establishment Narratives (RT)
Victoria Nuland Is Now Highest-Ranking Member of US Foreign Service
US Interferes in Mexico’s Phaseout of Glyphosate and GMO Corn (CD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything that’s wrong in the world today in one headline. If a government pretends it can “allow” hugging, or not, fire it.

People In England Urged To Be Patient; Hugging May Soon Be Allowed (G.)

People are being urged to remain patient before the next relaxation of Covid lockdown restrictions as there is still a possibility for coronavirus cases to “reignite”, amid reports that family and friends in England could be allowed to hug in just over a fortnight. The success of the vaccine rollout and sharp reduction in coronavirus cases and deaths has led ministers to support the move, according to the Times. If approved, this would mark the first time that people in England have been allowed to have physical contact outside of their household or bubble for more than a year. The government had said it would keep hugging under review as England approaches the third stage of the roadmap out of lockdown on 17 May. It has not yet made a formal announcement on the decision.


However, the former chief scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport warned that “the virus has not gone away” because many UK adults have still not had their first vaccine jab. “We are on the cusp of being able to move to the next step of relaxation; it’s absolutely right that vaccines have been spectacularly successful but not everybody is protected,” Walport, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “We’ve got 35% of adults who are not vaccinated and 60% who have only had one dose and the truth is the virus has not gone away.” “The mistake that has been made repeatedly, really, is relaxing just slightly too early. What we need to do is get the numbers right down. It’s important that we don’t act as an incubator for variant cases that might be able to resist immunity.”

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Extrapolation.

12 Million Possible Adverse Events After Vaccination in UK, Europe, US (BOOM)

Total Adverse Events reported in the US now number 118,800

Total Adverse Events Reported in the UK now number 725,079

Total Adverse Events Reported in Europe now number 354,177

Total Adverse Events Reported in those three regions = 1,198,056

It is clear that the UK reported numbers of adverse events is far greater proportional to population than those reported in the US and in Europe. If we assume that the UK numbers are, in fact, more accurate as a representation of reported events on a population basis and then extrapolate from those UK rates, then we can guess at the total numbers that may be mis-reported in the US and in Europe. UK Population is 68 Million. Thus the Adverse Events per Million population there is 10,662. BOOM advises readers to sit down now to avoid shock. Such extrapolations reveal a (theoretically possible) Total Adverse Events number to date of almost 8 Million in Europe (where the population is estimated at 741 million) and 3.5 Million in the United States (population 332 million).

This generates a theoretically possible total of over 12 MILLION adverse events in the UK, Europe and the US combined to date. And this is after only 4 – 5 months of so-called “vaccination rollouts”. The Total Adverse Events worldwide may be greater than 20 MILLION already using the same theoretical methodology. Total Deaths worldwide may be of the order 20,000 already (or more). It is estimated that 90% of adverse events are not officially reported. Thus, those numbers may be TEN times higher in reality. The theoretical number of 200 million possible adverse events including deaths is staggering in such a short time frame. Approval for these pharmaceutical products by the US FDA is for emergency use only. The clinical trials conducted in late 2020 were conducted over just a few months.

Thus, they arguably have the status of an experimental vaccine with long term side effect rates unknown. The Nuremberg Code requires an individual’s informed consent before receiving experimental medical interventions. And that principle is in the 1964 Helsinki Declaration, which has been codified at Federal and State level in the USA. Australia has also ratified this declaration as have many other nations. The Declaration of Helsinki is an international document that influences how research is conducted in all countries. The Declaration of Helsinki was born from the history of abuses of human research subjects. Informed consent is one of the hallmarks of ethical research and ensures that individuals can make decisions that are in their best interests. Are people being adequately informed?

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Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine

“..what none of them care about is relative and absolute risk of both Covid-19 and the shots yet you have to be insane to accept a risk from a shot that is greater than the risk from the disease itself.”

Its Your Fear, Nobody Elses (Denninger)

We knew in March of last year that not everyone was susceptible to severe disease and death. We knew it because a cruise ship full of old, fat, morbid people, of which nearly every cruise ship is on a wildly over-represented basis didn’t have everyone on board drop like flies. Yes, some people got sick and a few died. But nowhere near everyone got sick, and even fewer died. Indeed, only about one in five got sick. We didn’t know why everyone wasn’t susceptible to clinical disease or worse but we knew this factually in March of 2020 yet Fauci, the CDC and indeed many other so-called “experts” intentionally lied and called this a “novel virus” to which everyone was at severe risk of serious disease and death. Nope.

Now we know why; 81% of the population of the planet has cross-immunity which is at least partially protective. None of these “advocates” and so-called “experts” care about how we got that immunity and in fact they deny it exists despite hard, scientific proof. It’s why every single one of us is alive and why we’ve all survived thus far both individually and as a species. Adaptive cross-immunity only comes from your immune system fighting off some infection. We all have done it since we were infants; indeed, the reason breast milk is a superior means of feeding a baby is that the mother passes to her infant a wildly-effective and supercharged bolster of antibodies, a “primer” if you will, in the first feedings which are called “colostrum.” It’s so important that we’ve documented over the years that children fed from the breast are wildly less-likely to get sick, including diseases that can be and sometimes are fatal to said children.

Do these “advocates and experts” propose that we jail, shun, bar from employment or even jail any woman who refuses to feed her child from the breast, or who fails to put in sufficient effort to do so if she finds it difficult or simply inconvenient? Or do we consider it a valid personal choice to reach for the Similac? These people point out that the shots claim to be 90% effective and it sucks if you’re in the 10%. Well, true enough. But what none of them care about is relative and absolute risk of both Covid-19 and the shots yet you have to be insane to accept a risk from a shot that is greater than the risk from the disease itself. That is, VAERS says there are 3,607 deaths associated with these vaccines over four months time, while the next-largest set is for the HIBV vaccine with 1,363.

But the HIB vaccine has been given routinely to children since 1987, a period of 34 years, meaning that said 1,363 associated deaths come to just 40 annually and it is the most-dangerous “next in line”; all others are less so! Note that HIB, prior to vaccination, was approximately three to five times as deadly as Covid-19 generally, killing between 3-6% of all who got it and virtually everyone who got it and died of it was a young child with decades of life ahead of them, not someone in a nursing home where the average life expectancy at admission is six months. Yes, it sucks if you die in a nursing home of Covid-19 but this does not change the fact that 53% of the time if you’re admitted to a nursing home you’re dead of something within the next six months. Dead is dead when you get down to it and we all die exactly once.

If my risk of death over six months time is 53% I’m not especially scared of a virus; yeah, it might get me but the odds are that something will cause my demise over the next 180 days one way or another. Put this up against the Covid shots which are carrying roughly 100 times the risk of associated death for a disease that, if you catch it, is much less likely to kill you in the general sense. Indeed, among healthy persons the risk of death is not 1/5th that of HIB which carries a risk of 1/25 (~4%) but rather approximately 1/50,000, including specifically among children under 18. That is among healthy people Covid-19 is two thousand times less likely to kill you than HIB is to kill a healthy baby.

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Stop the vaccines, there’s no need for them. Or wait: what’s in these pills? Is it ivermectin? With mRNA thrown in? We’ll never know, they’ll claim patent or something.

Pfizer Developing Pill To Treat Covid-19, May Hit Market By End Of 2021 (RT)

Pfizer announced this week that, if development of its pill to treat Covid-19 infection continues at the current pace, and if regulatory approval is quick, the medication could be on the market in the US by the end of 2021.
Pfizer launched an early trial in March of the oral antiviral which tackles Sars-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, by limiting the availability of the enzyme protease which the virus needs to replicate. “If all goes well, and we implement the same speed that we are, and if regulators do the same, and they are, I hope that (it will be available) by the end of the year,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said. By limiting the coronavirus’ capacity to self-replicate, the drug would theoretically be able to stave off the worst effects of Covid-19, the so-called ‘cytokine storm’ which overwhelms the human body’s immune system and lands people in the intensive care unit.


With a severely weakened viral enemy, thanks to the Pfizer medication, the human immune system should be able to fight off the infection on its own. According to Mikael Dolsten, Pfizer’s chief scientific officer and president of worldwide research, development, and medical, the new drug could be prescribed “at the first sign of infection, without requiring that patients are hospitalized or in critical care.” The only available antiviral drug authorized for treating Covid-19 at present is Remdesivir, but this must be administered via injection by a healthcare professional. Were Pfizer’s new oral medication to gain regulatory approval, it could be administered at a patient’s local pharmacy, thus freeing up medical resources and reducing hospital visits in the process. “You could get it at home, and that could be a game-changer,” Bourla added. The oral treatment may also be effective against emerging mutations and variants, though more testing is needed to definitively prove this.

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Von der Leyen screwed up bigly so she goes biglier.

The Biggest Vaccine Deal in History: EU to Scoop 1.8 Billion Pfizer Shots (GR)

On Thursday, the European Union is working to finalize a deal with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer-BioNTech for what is called the biggest COVID 19 vaccine deal in the world. The New York Times reports that the deal, which has not been signed just yet, will provide the EU with 1.8 billion vaccines through 2023. This would be the largest vaccine deal in history and it may go a long way in relieving the bloc’s struggling vaccination campaign. Already Pfizer had agreed to provide 300 million doses that the pharmaceutical giant has already promised the EU in a previous agreement. Pfizer and BioNTech agreed to supply an additional 200 million doses of their vaccine in February as well. The process began through extensive personal diplomacy between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla.

According to the Times report, von der Leyen and Bourla exchanged countless texts and phone calls for a month before the deal was drafted. The two first came into serious contact in January 2020 before the pace of their interaction picked up in February. Bourla explained in an interview that such conversations with a high ranking government official were not at all uncommon for him Bourla said he and von der Leyen had “developed a deep trust, because we got into deep discussions.” Previously, the EU was reliant on the British drug company AstraZeneca for its supply of vaccines. However, the bloc initiated a lawsuit this week against the company for delays in delivery of the vaccine. AstraZeneca had at one time committed to deliver 120 million vaccine doses by the end of March but in actuality only delivered 29.7 million inoculations by that deadline.

The EU has almost 448 million residents — more than one hundred million more than the US population of 328 million. The relationship hit another snag when it was reported that the AstraZeneca vaccine may be linked to some recipients suffering from blood clots. After the use of the vaccine had been paused by the EU after reports of thrombosis and death in those receiving the vaccine, the drug regulator admitted that it found a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and a rare clotting disorder.

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Chronic inflammation.

Obesity Increases Risk Of Severe Covid-19, Particularly In Young People (RT)

People who are overweight are more likely to suffer from serious cases of coronavirus, with the associated risk especially prevalent among those younger than 40, according to a new study. Researchers from Oxford University used data from a database of nearly seven million English patients aged 20 years and older to examine whether there was a correlation between body mass index (BMI) and severe cases of the virus. They found that the likelihood of Covid-19 leading to hospitalization, intensive care unit (ICU) admission and death increased with weight. However, the risk was far greater for overweight patients between the ages of 20 and 39. On the other hand, high BMI did not appear to affect whether those aged 80 to 100 suffered from serious cases of the virus.

People with a BMI above 23 – the upper limit of the health range – are at risk of a more serious infection, while each one-point increase in BMI raises the chances of hospitalization by 5% and of ICU admission by 10%, the study concluded. The findings were published on Thursday in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, and represent one of the largest studies to date on how body weight affects Covid outcomes. The study’s lead author, Carmen Piernas, said that it’s possible that body fat may potentially cause a higher viral load for younger patients, but that more research was needed into the matter. Severe cases among the elderly are likely linked to weakened immune systems or pre-existing conditions, making weight a less noticeable factor.

Piernas and her colleagues noted that their observations could be used to guide public health initiatives aimed at curtailing serious cases of the disease. “Excess weight is a modifiable risk factor, and investment in the treatment of overweight and obesity and long-term preventive strategies could help reduce the severity of Covid-19 disease,” they wrote. Paul Aveyard, a co-author of the study, said that it was “highly plausible” that weight loss reduces the risk of serious coronavirus infection. The research adds to a growing list of scientific literature pointing to a correlation between weight and likelihood of severe Covid-19. A study published last year in Nature found that obesity significantly increased the risk of coronavirus-linked death. People with a BMI over 40 were at 92% higher risk of dying from the virus compared with people with a healthy BMI between 18.5-25.

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Adapted from Niall Ferguson’s new book, “Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe,”

Ike’s 1950s America Beat The ‘Asian Flu’ With Science & Common Sense (NF)

The first cases of Asian flu in the U.S. occurred early in June 1957, among the crews of ships berthed at Newport, R.I. Cases also appeared among the 53,000 boys attending the Boy Scout Jamboree at Valley Forge, Penn. As Scout troops traveled around the country in July and August, they spread the flu. In July there was a massive outbreak in Tangipahoa Parish, La. By the end of the summer, cases had also appeared in California, Ohio, Kentucky and Utah. It was the start of the school year that made the Asian flu an epidemic. The Communicable Disease Center, as the CDC was then called, estimated that approximately 45 million people—about 25% of the population—became infected with the new virus in October and November 1957. Younger people experienced the highest infection rates, from school-age children up to adults age 35-40.

Adults over 65 accounted for 60% of influenza deaths, an abnormally low share. Why were young Americans disproportionately vulnerable to the Asian flu? Part of the explanation is that they had not been as exposed as older Americans to earlier strains of influenza. But the scale and incidence of any contagion are functions of both the properties of the pathogen itself and the structure of the social network that it attacks. The year 1957 was in many ways the dawn of the American teenager. The first baby boomers born after the end of World War II turned 13 the following year. Summer camps, school buses and unprecedented social mingling after school ensured that between September 1957 and March 1958 the proportion of teenagers infected with the virus rose from 5% to 75%.

The policy response of President Dwight Eisenhower could hardly have been more different from the response of 2020. Eisenhower did not declare a state of emergency. There were no state lockdowns and, despite the first wave of teenage illness, no school closures. Sick students simply stayed at home, as they usually did. Work continued more or less uninterrupted. With workplaces open, the Eisenhower administration saw no need to borrow to the hilt to fund transfers and loans to citizens and businesses. The president asked Congress for a mere $2.5 million ($23 million in today’s inflation-adjusted terms) to provide additional support to the Public Health Service. There was a recession that year, but it had little if anything to do with the pandemic. The Congressional Budget Office has described the Asian flu as an event that “might not be distinguishable from the normal variation in economic activity.”

President Eisenhower’s decision to keep the country open in 1957-58 was based on expert advice. When the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) concluded in August 1957 that “there is no practical advantage in the closing of schools or the curtailment of public gatherings as it relates to the spread of this disease,” Eisenhower listened. As a CDC official later recalled: “Measures were generally not taken to close schools, restrict travel, close borders or recommend wearing masks….ASTHO encouraged home care for uncomplicated influenza cases to reduce the hospital burden and recommended limitations on hospital admissions to the sickest patients….Most were advised simply to stay home, rest and drink plenty of water and fruit juices.”

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“By March 8, 2021, for example, New Jersey had recorded 2,656 deaths per 1 million residents, while New York had 2,500 per 1 million residents. South Dakota had 2,149 deaths per 1 million residents, but loose-rules Utah had just 617.”

Covid Lockdowns Cost Countless Jobs, Don’t Appear To Have Saved Lives (NYP)

We’ve locked down the economy instead of the virus. Jobs are recovering slower in New York and other states holding on to stringent COVID-19 restrictions than in states that fully reopened their economies, even though continued lockdown measures don’t appear to be saving lives, an ongoing study by WalletHub shows. Measures like limiting travel, keeping restaurants operating below capacity and leaving non-essential businesses closed have kept unemployment in New York State among the highest in the nation, while states with fewer restrictions are seeing jobs bounce back faster from the pandemic-induced recession, the study shows. Tragically, the data also suggests lockdowns didn’t do much to help save lives throughout the pandemic, while it’s clear that they sent millions to the unemployment line.

WalletHub started ranking states’ lockdowns in May 2020, using a formula that assigns a numerical value to mask mandates, large-gathering limits, school closings, “shelter in place” requirements and other measures put in place to try to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The rankings did not account for things like population density, the close quarters in urban households or use of public transportation, all of which play a role in virus transmission. At the beginning of the pandemic, with the metro area besieged by the virus, WalletHub scored New Jersey’s lockdown measures the strictest in the country, followed closely by New York.

On the other end of the rankings, South Dakota, which imposed almost no restrictions, sat on top of the openness ranking, with Utah second. Over the course of the year, states imposed and eased a variety of restrictions in response to the level of virus cases and COVID-19 deaths. Where lockdowns were lifted, unemployment fell, but the restrictions didn’t seem to nudge death rates. By March 8, 2021, for example, New Jersey had recorded 2,656 deaths per 1 million residents, while New York had 2,500 per 1 million residents, according to the Covid Tracking Project. South Dakota had 2,149 deaths per 1 million residents, but loose-rules Utah had just 617.

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“[T]he Constitution does not have an asterisk that says only certain speech is free and protected..”

Florida To Impose Hefty Fines On Tech Giants That Deplatform Politicians (RT)

Florida is expected to become the first state to penalize social media companies for banning politicians from their platforms. Proponents have hailed the bill as a victory for free speech, while critics call it a political ploy. Under SB 7072, tech giants like Facebook and Twitter will be prohibited from “permanently” blacklisting a candidate running for political office. Fines of $250,000 per day will be issued for knowingly deplatforming a candidate for statewide office, while $25,000-per-day fines will be imposed for banning other office-seekers. The bill only applies to platforms with more than 100 million monthly users, and companies will still be allowed to sanction politicians with 14-day suspensions. Individual posts can also be removed if they violate the platform’s guidelines.


The bill passed both houses of Florida’s legislature on Thursday and is expected to be signed into law by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis in the coming days. DeSantis advocated for the new law as part of a pledge to take on the “Big Tech cartel.” In February, he called for measures to be taken against the “monopoly of communications platforms” that “monitor and control” Floridians. State lawmakers who backed the legislation echoed similar sentiments. Republican state Rep. John Snyder said the bill would make it clear to Silicon Valley that they are not the “absolute arbiters of truth.” “[T]he Constitution does not have an asterisk that says only certain speech is free and protected,” he said.

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“I was put into Twitter jail for citing a peer-reviewed scientific paper. Cancel science is real.”

Twitter Censors Accounts To Spoon-Feed The World Establishment Narratives (RT)

It’s one thing to have policies against violence, abuse, and harassment. But in “protecting” users, Twitter is hell-bent on censoring voices that rock the boat, even when all they have tweeted is a peer-reviewed scientific paper. Last week, Simon Goddek, who has a PhD in biotechnology and researches system dynamics, tweeted a link to a scientific study titled, “Is a Mask That Covers the Mouth and Nose Free from Undesirable Side Effects in Everyday Use and Free of Potential Hazards?” Some time later, his account was frozen and he received a notice from Twitter that it would remain frozen until he deleted the offending tweet, and for the 12 hours following that. In his Telegram group, he wrote: “I was put into Twitter jail for citing a peer-reviewed scientific paper. Cancel science is real.

“What’s especially concerning is that I didn’t make any personal comment on the paper’s content. I only said that regarding that paper, masks CAN lead to massive health damages. It’s the conclusion of a scientific piece of work that has been peer-reviewed by at least 2 experts in the field.” According to Twitter, Goddek violated their policy on, “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to Covid-19.” The article in question wasn’t even as risqué as others and merely addressed undesirable side effects of mask wearing. How is that “misinformation”? [..] On April 17, Naomi Wolf tweeted she had been locked out of Twitter for the fourth time for sharing a Stanford study, “proving the lack of efficacy of masks.” That study was also peer-reviewed.

This isn’t merely a case of Twitter deciding that Goddek and Wolf were not in the position to be discussing the efficacy or dangers of masks. Twitter is censoring pretty much anything about Covid that doesn’t match the narrative promoted by the WHO, CDC, and other such bodies. Even a well-known epidemiologist has faced Twitter’s wrath. An article in the American Institute for Economic Research noted: “Harvard Professor Martin Kulldorff and co-creator of the Great Barrington Declaration, one of the most cited epidemiologists and infectious -disease experts in the world has been censored by Twitter. His tweet on how not everyone needs a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 was not taken down. He had a warning slapped on it and users have been prevented from liking or retweeting the post.”

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One scary girl.

Victoria Nuland Is Now Highest-Ranking Member of US Foreign Service

On Thursday the US Senate confirmed Victoria Nuland as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, which has been described as the fourth most important position in the State Department. Though as the first three are filled by political appointees and the other by a career foreign service officer, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs is the highest-ranking member of the US Foreign Service. In an appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in April as part of her confirmation process, she reflected on her thirty-two years in the Foreign Service working for five presidents of both parties and nine secretaries of state. She retailed some of her “historic moments” in that career, among them “working on tough arms control problems and conflicts from Rwanda to Haiti to Bosnia and Kosovo.”

But what she expressed as her last-listed and perhaps proudest moment was, while she served as Deputy Chief of Mission at NATO, the military bloc for the first time activating its Article 5 collective defense clause, which contributed to the now twenty-year-old war in Afghanistan, a comprehensive naval interdiction mission in the Mediterranean Sea (Operation Active Endeavor) and European AWACS flights over the U.S. along with several other missions. A major part of her career has been spent at NATO headquarters: she was Deputy Permanent Representative (ambassador) to NATO from 2000-2003 and Permanent Representative from 2005-2008. In both positions she was instrumental in recruiting military forces from NATO allies and partners for the war in Afghanistan, with NATO military personnel also stationed in Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan.

At one point 130,000 of the 150,000 foreign troops in the country served under NATO command in the International Security Assistance Force: service members from 54 countries. Never before or since have troops from so many nations fought in a war, much less in one theater of war or one country. She also worked on promoting seven nations to NATO membership at the historic Istanbul, Turkey summit in 2004: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia. All are in Eastern Europe; all but Slovenia were members of the defunct Warsaw Pact; three – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – were Soviet republics. Bulgaria and Romania provided the U.S. and NATO with eight military bases in the following two years. NATO has flown fighter jets from air bases in Latvia and Lithuania for years, in the case of the second nation since 2004.

[..] Yesterday no doubt there was rejoicing and exultation in Kiev. There should have been weeping and gnashing of teeth in the Donbass and Crimea. And grave concern in Moscow. Nuland like her boss Joe Biden may have unfinished business in Ukraine.

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“It is completely unacceptable for U.S. public agencies to be doing the bidding of pesticide corporations like Bayer, who are solely concerned with maintaining their bottom-line profits.”

US Interferes in Mexico’s Phaseout of Glyphosate and GMO Corn (CD)

A coalition of 80 U.S. agricultural, consumer, environmental, public health, and worker groups sent a letter Thursday to key figures in the Biden administration calling for them to “respect Mexico’s sovereignty and refrain from interfering with its right to enact health-protective policies”—specifically, the phaseout of the herbicide glyphosate and the cultivation of genetically modified corn. “Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador quietly rocked the agribusiness world with his New Year’s Eve decree,” Timothy A. Wise of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (ITAP) noted earlier this year. “His administration sent an even stronger aftershock two weeks later, clarifying that the government would also phase out GM corn imports in three years and the ban would include not just corn for human consumption but yellow corn destined primarily for livestock.”

“Mexico imports about 30% of its corn each year, overwhelmingly from the United States,” Wise added. “Almost all of that is yellow corn for animal feed and industrial uses. López Obrador’s commitment to reducing and, by 2024, eliminating such imports reflects his administration’s plan to ramp up Mexican production as part of the campaign to increase self-sufficiency in corn and other key food crops.” The groups’ letter on the Mexican policies and U.S. interference is addressed to recently confirmed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. Its lead author is Kristin Schafer, executive director of Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA). “We call on Secretary Vilsack and Trade Representative Tai, as key leaders in the new administration, to respect Mexico’s decision to protect both public health and the integrity of Mexican farming,” Schafer said in a statement.

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    Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Triumph of Death c1562   • People In England Urged To Be Patient; Hugging May Soon Be Allowed (G.) • 12 Million Poss
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 2 2021]

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    Germ
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    BRILLIANT: Dr. John Lee, Prof of Pathology UK 20 yrs NHS Consultant.

    Masks have no effect, social distancing has no effect, behaviour driven by Gov. induced fear. etc etc.
    He is pro vaccine.

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    Germ
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    Absolutely nothing to see. ​

    “In a candid and emotional interview, the three healthcare workers who were on the frontline of Covid vaccine rollouts in America go back to the day they received their vaccine, the severe reactions they endured starting just days after, and the complete denial the medical community has towards the groundswell of injured people looking for help.”

    “THEY DON’T WANT TO SEE PEOPLE LIKE US”

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    Germ
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    His website is under a DNS attack – watch the vid here:

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    Basseterre Kitona
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    I’l second Germ’s link to the interview with the three women who got the shot in December and have suffered ever since. It is a must watch for anybody considering the vaccine. All three were pro-vaccine but have since learned the hard way that they were foolish t be so trusting of the pharmaceutical companies. The really crazy part of their story is that they have been ignored by doctors & hospitals since who simply don’t want to deal with them.

    Yeah, 4.4M deaths of starvation every year and also 2.7M deaths every year from mosquito borne illnesses (malaria, dengue, etc.)…yet a new virus kills 1M mostly old people and the world is supposed to freak out and stop doing anything. Total insanity!

    The Diamond Princess continues to be a very valuable case study. Divide 14 deaths by 3,711 passengers and crew, then realize that 99.6% of people on that hell-ish death boat survived. Moreover, 80% of people were trapped on the boat for about 5-6 weeks and presumably exposed to the airborne virus…yet they did not become sick.

    In other words, the initial assessment that this coronavirus was both very deadly and highly contagious was never really true. The Diamond Princess exposes both of those frauds.

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    Mister Roboto
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    Speaking of the Asian Flu of the fifties…I was eating dinner at a restaurant with my Boomer older brother last night, and I asked him if he remembered the “Hong Kong Flu Pandemic” of 1967 and 1968, during which he would have been ten and eleven years old. He had no memory of it whatsoever. Though I imagine anybody alive right now who is still around in fifty years will certainly remember the 2020 pandemic. It is interesting to ponder the reasons for this discrepancy in how the two events are/ will be regarded.

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    Dr. D
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    “Twitter is censoring pretty much anything about Covid that doesn’t match the narrative promoted by the WHO, CDC,”

    Which narrative? It changes every hour. Like any psycho-king who says, “the law is in my mouth”. Off w’ her head.

    Victoria Nuland Is Now Highest-Ranking Member of US Foreign Service “

    Good. Now she can fail utterly and publicly, as her kind are wont to do. It will be funnier when she loses Ukraine to Russia than even when Bolton was banished to outer Mongolia.

    I am beginning to hear drips of mental fog due to vaccine. Anyone? Is it causing a sort of mini-stroke? This would be even harder to quanitfy than the present death or side-effect rates. “Side effect” might be, “had a headache a week later”. Really? Yes, really, but how else would you record it? There’s no string on your headache that you can wind back to the vaccine. Is it IMPORTANT side effect, one we should worry about? How would we know that until it’s recorded? This was similar to death rates. Yes, some were added from gunshots. But a bunch of long injuries are excluded too, which is what we mean by “is it dangerous, worrisome, worth destroying all freedoms forever for?

    Why would we care since nobody cares about or follows facts anyway? Big daddy says the sky is green or he’ll beat us. There is no escape. Therefore, if he says wear 0, 1, 2, and 9 masks simultaneously for his amusement, we say all of them and more are logical and deserved.

    #74305
    Irish
    Participant

    Dr. D the next time your friend visits his doctor, he should simply say that he “identifies” as vaccinated. Sorted!

    #74306
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Well, I have watched a bit less than half the “Highwire” interview posted by Germ. This Highwire is something that a year and a half ago on Halloween 2019, I would have dismissed as a “kooksite”. But in this case, that doesn’t factor in at all for my evaluation of these three poor women and their stories, because I’m absolutely certain given the current social and political climate that they couldn’t get anybody else to listen to them! If NYT and WaPo think we should listen only to them, then maybe they should start doing some real journalism instead of just being “yes-people” to the establishment. {/recalls the wise words of Caitlin Johnstone} Oh yeah, that’s right, journalism is only something that bunch does occasionally as a hobby.

    #74307
    zerosum
    Participant

    Truth about “isms”
    The social/economic systems have worked for all of us here.
    I know: because we are still here reading and writing on this blog..
    The more benefits that the social/economic systems have given you the more you fight against changes that could reduce those benefits.
    Changes are happening faster than we can absorb and faster than we can prepare to respond adequately.
    Projecting a possible future for ourselves or for our circle of life has become a multi path endeavor that exhaust our resources and thereby reduces the probability of success.
    I’m sure that we have all read that eventually the survival rate, for everyone, drops to zero.
    Enjoy today while you have it. ( That’s another “ism” – realism)

    #74308
    zerosum
    Participant

    Background noise – anything that is not pandemic

    #74309
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    @ Basseterre Kitona

    I second your comment #74301

    I will watch after completing today’s chores

    #74310
    Germ
    Participant

    Podcast with Geert Vanden Bossche & Bret Weinstein:

    “One thing you learn in the first year of specialization is that you never vaccinate during an epidemic because the virus will react by mutating” —Dr. Pietro Luigi Garavelli

    #74311
    Germ
    Participant

    @ Zerosum – “The social/economic systems have worked for all of us here.”

    That statement is the ultimate expression of confirmation bias !

    #74312
    zerosum
    Participant

    confirmation bias ! – We all do it.

    #74313
    Germ
    Participant

    Oh dear:

    “We show here that S protein alone can damage vascular endothelial cells (ECs) in vitro and in vivo, manifested by impaired mitochondrial function, decreased ACE2 expression and eNOS activity, and increased glycolysis.”

    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2020/12/04/2020.12.04.409144.full.pdf

    And what do these “vaccines” do?
    They turn your very own cells into S protein factories!

    #74314
    Germ
    Participant

    “The SARS-CoV-2 spike protein alone may cause lung damage”

    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-04-sars-cov-spike-protein-lung.html

    Yeah – sure, injecting the mRNA code for the S spike protein into healthy people and turning their cellular machinery into spike protein factories is perfectly safe.

    #74315
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    More cracks are forming in the Covid narrative, even in media stories which espouse the narrative.

    Lina Perl, a licensed clinical psychologist, said that the pandemic has “collectively given everyone almost like an anxiety disorder.” She called the inclination to wear a mask after it’s no longer medically necessary a “safety behavior” that can alleviate some people’s anxieties. “It’s no different than having a drink or taking a drug or running or any number of ways that we kind of manage our anxiety,” she said. “But you can get disconnected from the actual danger.

    While wearing a mask remains important to stopping the spread of the coronavirus, Perl pointed out that there may be psychological drawbacks to the practice. “One thing we do naturally is look at other people’s faces to gauge how anxious you should be in any given situation,” she said. “Wearing masks all the time has removed that, which actually heightens anxiety, when you don’t know how everyone else is feeling.” Someone smiling at you on the street, for example, is “a way of modulating and regulating our own nervous system,” Perl said.

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/04/the-people-who-plan-on-wearing-masks-forever.html

    #74316
    madamski
    Participant

    Hope for Enlightenment

    God rest ye weary gentlehumans.

    #74317
    Germ
    Participant

    The Pfizer vaccine is called Comirnaty
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfizer%E2%80%93BioNTech_COVID-19_vaccine

    Type Comirnaty into the WHO VigiAccess adverse drug reaction database.
    http://www.vigiaccess.org/
    Select ADRs

    Nuts!

    #74318
    sumac.carol
    Participant

    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/05/02/cdc-violated-law-to-inflate-covid-cases-and-fatalities.aspx?ui=f61dc6472047089e85c86f142f732ea01b3a65b6c3c13ea6734bb1677fb14b5c&sd=20150529&cid_source=prnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art2HL&cid=20210502_HL2&mid=DM873497&rid=1147206547

    Article by Dr. henry Ealy explaining how counting of deaths was changed, contrary to normal procedures, from being a contributing cause if death to bring a primary cause of death, hugely inflating number of covid deaths.
    Man the hits just keep coming…

    #74319
    Germ
    Participant

    “SARS-CoV-2-specific memory T cells will likely prove critical for long-term immune protection against COVID-19.

    Our collective dataset shows that SARS-CoV-2 elicits broadly directed and functionally replete memory T cell responses, suggesting that natural exposure or infection may prevent recurrent episodes of severe COVID-19.”

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867420310084

    #74320
    Germ
    Participant

    Child abuse – caught on camera!

    #74321
    Germ
    Participant

    “Oxford-AstraZeneca paediatric vaccine trial halted amid blood clot concerns”

    Oxford-AstraZeneca paediatric vaccine trial halted amid blood clot concerns

    #74322
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    @ Germ

    For clarity,

    Are you saying the mRNA vaccine turns your cells into spike protein factories and the spike proteins cause all sorts of nasty damage in the human body and quite possibly with sufficient accumulated damage results in death?

    Would you call this a human terminator vaccine?

    #74323
    Germ
    Participant

    Michael – the mRNA in the Pfizer and Moderna ‘vaccines’ codes for the S-Spike protein. This code is used by your cellular machinery to manufacture the S-Spike protein. These proteins are what elicits an immune response. The AZ vaccine is different in that it uses DNA to carry the code for the S-Spike protein into your cell.

    “the spike proteins cause all sorts of nasty damage in the human body and quite possibly with sufficient accumulated damage results in death?”

    – Yes, this is exactly what is happening, and for many it is fatal.

    Only the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines use denatured whole virus – as previous traditional vaccines.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7553041/figure/fig1/

    #74324
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    I highly recommend Germ’s “They Don’t Want to See People Like Us” video. Like Mister Roboto, it’s not a site I would normally visit or pay attention to, but this interview was very well done and worth watching. Germ has had a very good batting average on this topic.

    What I found particularly interesting was how each of these women, although healthcare workers themselves, now feel completely abandoned by the system they once served. This left them with only social media to tell their story, but in what has become all too familiar now, they found themselves censored for expressing information that didn’t align with the establishment narrative.

    One could sense by their experience, that the medical field is so hierarchically driven, that anyone who doesn’t follow the company line is immediately singled out and punished. Consequently, because the Covid vaccines are being sold as “safe and effective”, vaccine casualties who seek medical care are considered radioactive, causing health care professionals to run for cover whenever they appear.

    #74325
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    @ Germ

    Again for clarity,

    So the mRNA vaccine causes our cells to make spike protein each day that the person is alive and the spike protein causes nasty damage each day the person remains alive.

    Would you call this a human life shortening vaccine?

    #74326
    Germ
    Participant

    19,916 ‘eye disorders’ including blindness following COVID vaccine reported in Europe

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/19916-eye-disorders-including-blindness-following-covid-vaccine-reported-in-europe

    #74327
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ Zerosum – “The social/economic systems have worked for all of us here.”

    After a fashion…
    They have not worked much at all in the way that I was led in my youth to believe that they would function. I have a somewhat adversarial relationship with these systems. To survive and provide for myself and my children I essentially hack these systems. I’ve become somewhat adept at this hacking. Totally “above board,” but I have abandoned many of the “social consensus” guiding principles of these systems and had to find alternate guiding principles that function effectively.

    #74328
    Dave Note
    Participant

    Bretton Woods Ponzi is collapsing.

    The petro-dollar, based on military threat is wobbling.

    The ‘Green New Deal’ to get an electric car fleet is because the US would be able to afford to import oil with radically de-value dollars, as the result of psychotic money printing.

    The real inflation rate, food, clothing, shelter is actually closer to 10% a year.

    You get nothing in interest from bank savings because bank don’t need depositors, they just can borrow unlimited amounts of ‘money’ from the central bank.

    The US government doesn’t actually need taxpayers because it too can borrow unlimited amounts of ‘money’ from the private banking cartel know as The Fed.

    The US has no industrial base to create actual wealth with.

    The military needs ungodly amounts of oil to function as the mafia ‘enforcers’ to keep the petro dollar limping along to it’s headshot and a shallow grave in the desert.

    Bitcoin appreciated the same percentage as the increase in the US money supply because of obscene amount of printing, this is not a coincidence, this is not a drill.

    Old White Joe Bedpan Biden is not Lincoln or Roosevelt, more like
    Millard Fillmore, quack quack.

    The US is entering the approaching Event Horizon like a drunken coked up version of the Love Boat.

    #74329
    madamski
    Participant

    Groove Onward, Peoples

    Happiness is a powerful good health component.

    #74330
    madamski
    Participant

    I understand the current situation is frustrating, to say the least. Nonetheless

    Keep On Trying

    #74331
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ Michael Reid. (Yeah, I know I’m not germ, but I think I understand this one.)

    From what I understand, mRNA vaccines do not perpetually turn the body into spike protein factories. The cells that have been turned into spike protein factories (should) get tagged by the immune system and destroyed relatively quickly. (I have no idea how long this would be in real-world terms.). In this process, antibodies are developed to the spike protein. When the vaccinated individual receives a booster, the immune system should recognize the spike proteins and the cells creating them faster than the first time around, and dispatch them more quickly than the first go-round.

    Apparently, the mRNA is encapsulated in the vaccine injection because the body will also have an immune response to free-floating mRNA generally. (mRNA is supposed to be IN cells, not outside of them.) Some of the mRNA in the injections may not be properly encapsulated. This could contribute to anaphylaxis type reactions to vaccine injections.

    #74332
    zerosum
    Participant

    YEP!
    ” I have abandoned many of the “social consensus” guiding principles of these systems and had to find alternate guiding principles that function effectively.”

    new multiplex signals to chose/dig out from the white noise

    #74333
    Germ
    Participant

    @ Michael – “life shortening”?

    Seems like for some it sadly already has been.

    We have absolutely NO IDEA what the medium to long term effects of these jabs is going to be.

    The ultimate “Profit Over People” scenario.

    #74334
    Germ
    Participant

    @Phoenix.

    Broadly correct.

    The nano-lipid sphere that encapsulated the mRNA is Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) and is thought to cause the anaphylaxis.
    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/12/suspicions-grow-nanoparticles-pfizer-s-covid-19-vaccine-trigger-rare-allergic-reactions

    And the secret ingredient comprising the adjuvant is called Matrix-M:
    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0041451

    What a shit show.

    #74335

    Germ- that video of a toddler being injected is sickening. His tears are normal, but then his face goes blank. I wonder how he is today?
    As of 21 April, the British report 134 cases of blindness (transient blindness is separate) concerning AZ vax. Do the others, as well?
    I don’t recall seeing anything about blindness after catching Covid

    Now that they have turned most of the global resources into pocket change, the rich-raff want to get rid of the riff-raff. Today’s capitalism’s ultimate winners have an agenda, and it is murderous.

    Why didn’t you fight back? we ask the rape victim. Why didn’t you fight back? we ask the concentration camp inmates. Why didn’t we fight back? asked Solzhenitsyn.

    #74336
    island raider
    Participant

    Are you a Genetically Modified Human (GMH) or a Happy Organic Human (H2O)?
    I am a pretty introverted H2O, myself. My social circle is quite small. That said, I know of 5 people that have had serious adverse reactions that landed them in the hospital or ER on the road to becoming GMHs. Three had strokes, 2 of those VERY serious, one has serious kidney damage, one had such serious nausea that they landed in the ER. I know for a fact that 4 of those are not reflected in the VAERS statistics. I only know of four people, other than my household, that are embracing their H2O-ednesss and refusing the experimental mRNA vaccines… despite my pleas and “facts”. I am not sure if the social consensus has abandoned me or I have abandoned the social consensus, but I most certainly have become disconnected from it.
    Thanks to all that contribute here, shedding light, rather than shedding viral mRNA particles and bits of spike proteins. While I might mourn a bit, I am reminded “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society” (quote from J Krishnamurti).

    #74337
    madamski
    Participant

    We don’t fight back because we’re taught that nothing matters if it doesn’t happen in a coordinated group context. We don’t fight back because, literally, most of us aren’t aware that we are individuals who can fight back. As individuals, we’re taught that our only validity is the money we can bring to a situation.

    If a situation achieves condoned group status, it becomes a juggernaut. Witness the black/gender justice league crusade. Witness MAGA.

    Why do color revolutions attain so much power so fast? Because INDIVIDUALS are motivated, by money, beliefs, circumstanbces, to ACT, and that is how group movements start: an individual or a few take a different direction than the typical herd movement, and this attracts followers trained to follow whatever sheep-butt is in front of them.

    We believe a few rich creeps can run the world like a scripted puppet show but don’t believe you or I can make a difference unless we’re part of a large enough group.

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