May 312021
 


Edgar Degas Landscape with Path Leading to a Copse of Trees 1880-92

 

Employees Sue Hospital over Vaccine Mandate (L&C)
Vaccine Passports For Cross-Border Travel Take Off In Europe (RT)
DHS Walks Back Claim US Taking “Close Look” At Vaccine Passports (ZH)
Masks Achieve Nothing In Terms Of Spread (Guerra)
The Basic Foolishness With The Path (Denninger)
Travel Restrictions & Partial Lockdown Imposed In Guangzhou (RT)
Over 200 Republicans Press Pelosi To Back COVID-19 Origin Probe (ZH)
Denmark Helped NSA Spy On EU Leaders, Snowden Says Biden ‘Deeply Involved’ (RT)
‘Silicon Six’ Tech Giants Accused Of Inflating Tax Payments By $100bn (G.)
Senate Preparing $10 Billion Bailout Fund For Jeff Bezos Space Firm (IC)
Julian Assange’s Father and Brother Announce US Tour (CD)

 

 

 

 

Slowly redefining, eroding legal language.

From 2 days ago: “The updated guidelines say employers may offer incentives for employees to provide documentation showing they have been vaccinated since requesting this proof “is not a disability-related inquiry” or an “unlawful request” under federal anti-discrimination laws.”

Today: “..the coronavirus vaccines available in the U.S. are no longer considered “experimental” because they have “completed clinical trials and have been authorized for emergency use.”

Employees Sue Hospital over Vaccine Mandate (L&C)

A group of 117 Houston-area hospital employees on Friday filed a civil lawsuit against an employer hospital’s coronavirus vaccine mandate. The lawsuit alleges that the mandate violates both the Nuremberg Code and U.S. statutes that allow Americans to refuse “unapproved” medical treatments. It also alleges violations of Texas labor and employment laws. That “people” are “trying to force you to put something into your body that you’re not comfortable with to keep your job is just insane,” lead plaintiff Jennifer Bridges told Houston CBS affiliate KHOU. The defendants are The Methodist Hospital, the Methodist Hospital System, and Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. The people in charge of those entities responded to the litigation by saying the plaintiffs are but a small minority of voices among 26,000 employees and that it is “legal for health care institutions to mandate vaccines.”

The sharply worded 56-page complaint argues that the COVID-19 vaccines currently on the market were authorized merely as “emergency” measures and, thus, are not fully “approved” vaccines. At the top of the document are words attributed to David Bernard, the CEO of Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital: “100% vaccination is more important than your individual freedom. Everyone [sic] of you is replaceable. If you don’t like what your [sic] doing you can leave and we will replace your spot.” Those alleged words did not sit well with the plaintiffs. “For the first time in the history of the United States, an employer is forcing an employee to participate in an experimental vaccine trial as a condition for continued employment,” the lawsuit argues.

The document continues by alleging that the defendant hospital “became the first major health care system in the country to force it [sic] employees to be injected with an experimental COVID-19 mRNA gene modification injection (‘experimental vaccine’) or be fired.” “Methodist Hospital is forcing its employees to be human ‘guinea pigs’ as a condition for continued employment,” the lawsuit’s opening paragraph also says. The Washington Post on May 14 reported that the coronavirus vaccines available in the U.S. are no longer considered “experimental” because they have “completed clinical trials and have been authorized for emergency use.” The same report quotes a bevy of experts who asserted that the current vaccines are safe while noting that millions of Americans have been vaccinated without serious harm.

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You can be the healthiest person in the world, but it makes no difference.

Vaccine Passports For Cross-Border Travel Take Off In Europe (RT)

Greece and Denmark have become the first to launch Covid-19 vaccine passports for travel within the EU, as the bloc pushes for all member states to adopt the system and US officials say they’re considering the idea. The two countries rolled out the new passes on Friday in separate press conferences, with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis calling them a “fast lane to facilitate travel” in Europe and help “restore freedom of movement.” While some EU states, including Denmark, had already implemented their own internal vaccine certificates, the new passports can be used for cross-border travel, in line with a March proposal by the European Commission.

The Greek and Danish passports are managed through a smartphone app that shows a user’s vaccination status and the last time they were tested for coronavirus. Both also use a scannable QR code to quickly relay the information, though paper versions will also be made available. The EU has pressed for all 27 of its member states to adopt a bloc-wide passport by July 1, agreeing to the plan in principle last week ahead of the summer tourism season. The push comes after the bloc called for an easing of the travel restrictions imposed at the height of the pandemic, recommending that members allow foreign visitors if they are fully vaccinated. While the European Parliament has yet to formally approve the passport scheme, several countries have already moved ahead.

In addition to Greece and Denmark, Ireland also announced plans on Friday to adopt an international Covid pass by July 19, while the UK’s National Health Service recently updated its digital passport app for cross-border travel. The passports will also be valid in non-EU nations Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, according to the European Commission. As the passes gain traction across Europe, US officials have said they are also eyeing the concept for foreign travel, with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Alejandro Mayorkas telling ABC on Friday that the Biden administration is “taking a very close look at that.” A DHS spokesperson later clarified, however, that there would be no “federal mandate” for any kind of vaccine pass, adding that the government would help Americans only to meet entry requirements in other countries.

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“The Biden administration has previously said multiple times that it will not require vaccine passports, or proof of vaccination, on the federal level. However, the administration is working with private companies to set guidelines for passport systems.”

DHS Walks Back Claim US Taking “Close Look” At Vaccine Passports (ZH)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday walked back comments made by the agency’s chief, who suggested earlier in the day that the federal government was “taking a very close look” at the idea of requiring vaccine passports to enter or leave the United States. “Looking ahead to summer, Europe and other countries are going to open up. Could we see vaccine passports to travel internationally either into or out of the U.S.?” an ABC “Good Morning America” host asked Alejandro Mayorkas, head of the DHS. “We’re taking a very close look at that,” Mayorkas responded. But DHS said Mayorkas was only talking about how Americans will need to use such passports to enter other countries.

“We’ve always said we’re looking at how we can ensure Americans traveling abroad have a quick and easy way to enter other countries. That’s what the secretary was referring to; ensuring that all U.S. travelers will be able to easily meet any anticipated foreign country entry requirements,” an agency spokesperson told news outlets. “There will be no federal vaccinations database and no federal mandate requiring everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential,” the department also said. The White House had responded to Mayorkas’ statement by saying the same thing. Asked to explain his comments, spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Air Force One:

“Again, the U.S. government recognizes that other countries have or may have foreign-entry requirements. We will be monitoring these and helping all U.S. travelers meet those, but we will not be—there will be no federal mandate requiring anyone to obtain a single vaccination credential.” The Biden administration has previously said multiple times that it will not require vaccine passports, or proof of vaccination, on the federal level. However, the administration is working with private companies to set guidelines for passport systems. A variety of groups have raised concerns about vaccine passports, arguing it would be an overreach of government authority to require vaccination proof. A number of states have banned requiring of passports, such as Georgia, and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) announced Friday they were introducing a bill that would ban them.

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Bit confusing?!

Masks Achieve Nothing In Terms Of Spread (Guerra)

Latest analysis shows yet again – yet again – what we already knew from 40 years of published research. And also empirically from simply glancing over the past year’s real-world data. Masks don’t work! Our main finding is that mask mandates and use are not associated with lower SARS-CoV-2 spread among US states. 80% of US states mandated masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mandates induced greater mask compliance but did not predict lower growth rates when community spread was low (minima) or high (maxima). We infer that mandates likely did not affect COVID-19 case growth [15], as growth rates were similar on all days between actual or modeled issuance dates and 6 March 2021. Higher mask use (rather than mandates per se) has been argued to decrease COVID-19 growth rates [11].

While compliance varies by location and time, IHME estimates are robust (derived from multiple sources [17]) and densely sampled (day-level precision). Higher mask use did not predict lower maximum growth rates, smaller surges, or less Fall-Winter growth among continental states. Mask-growth rate correlation was only evident at minima. This may be an artifact of faster growth at fewer normalized cases, as well as regional differences in case prevalence early in the pandemic. States in the high mask quintile grew at similar rates as states in the low mask quintile after maxima (when interstate total case differences were smaller than before minima). In addition, mask use did not predict normalized cases at minima, and low mask growth curves trailed those of high mask (particularly Northeast) states before minima.

Growth maxima and Fall-Winter surges did not differ between Northeast and other states. Northeast states exhibited the highest seroprevalence up to at least July 2020 [24] and constituted 80% of the top quintile of mask use, which may explain their comparatively lower Summer growth. Overall, mask use appears to be an intra-state lagging indicator of case growth. There is inferential but not demonstrable evidence that masks reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Animal models [25], small case studies [6], and growth curves for mandate-only states [16] suggest that mask efficacy increases with mask use [11]. However, we did not observe lower growth rates over a range of compliance at maximum Fall-Winter growth (45-83% between South Dakota and Massachusetts during maxima) [17] when growth rates were high.

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“..you must use very large amounts of the substance in order to get enough of it where you want it and the unwanted part can and does cause problems in other parts of the body.”

The Basic Foolishness With The Path (Denninger)

Moderna, for example, is not a new company. They have repeatedly tried to get their mRNA technology to be taken up preferentially by parts of the body that have some disease or disorder and thus attempt to treat that. It has never worked, because while some preference can be expressed for the particular particles injected too much of it winds up in other places where it’s not wanted and causes problems. Let me repeat this for emphasis: Nobody has managed to come up with an injected, complex substance such as “nanoparticles” that are only taken up by the tissues desired and not by any of the others. This in turn means you must use very large amounts of the substance in order to get enough of it where you want it and the unwanted part can and does cause problems in other parts of the body.

This is why Moderna, despite ten years of trying, has never before had a successful therapy licensed anywhere. We were told that this sort of thing does not happen with these shots. But there was zero proof of this; in fact, quite to the contrary, there was ten years of evidence by this company’s trials itself that said it was the exact opposite; specificity simply could not be guaranteed and too much would spill over into other places. We now know it happens with the mRNA shots as well, both directly and indirectly. The second pillar of the development of these vaccines was the claim, which the CDC still makes by the way, that the spike protein alone is harmless. Thus, even if some of the material was taken up in the wrong place (not the muscle and the lymph system) it was ok because it wouldn’t hurt you.

Unfortunately we now know that’s false as the spike alone is not inert and harmless; the first indications of that in scientific papers came in September of 2020 and development was not halted until the risk could be characterized. The CDC is knowingly lying in their public statements; that the spike portion of the virus is “harmless” is simply not subject to reasonable scientific support at this point in time. Yes, inducing antibodies in the circulation is what you want to happen. Causing spike protein components and the intact spike protein to be found in the circulation, however, you definitely do not want to happen because we now know, on the body of evidence, that both S1 standing alone and the whole spike are pathogenic — that is, they cause disorders in the body.

Indeed the evidence is quite strong that when you get hammered by Covid the reason you get hammered is that the infection becomes systemic and the part of the virus that causes the systemic problem is the spike when it gets into the circulation and then is disseminated through the body’s systems. We now know that the spike protein alone is capable of producing abnormal clotting absent the rest of the virus — that is, the entire virus isn’t necessary to do it and it’s not the virus infecting cells and replicating in them that causes it; it is the spike alone that induces the body to inappropriately produce blood clots where they do not belong.

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We don’t see much virus news from China.

Travel Restrictions & Partial Lockdown Imposed In Guangzhou (RT)

Border control and a partial lockdown have been imposed in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, after a cluster of the Indian variant of the coronavirus was discovered there. People leaving Guangzhou, a provincial capital of 15.3 million, must test negative for the coronavirus within 72 hours before the trip. Roughly 520 flights were canceled at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, one of the world’s busiest air travel hubs, as of 11:40am local time on Monday, CNA news agency reported, citing aviation data provider VariFlight.


Authorities earlier announced stay-at-home orders for residents of several streets in the city’s Liwan District, where the first infected patient was discovered on May 21, and restricted travel on the subway and buses. Large gatherings were banned across Guangzhou, while indoor venues were told to operate at limited capacity and targeted mass-testing programs were launched. Chen Bin, the deputy chief of the provincial health commission, was cited by Xinhua as confirming on Sunday that all locally transmitted cases found in Guangzhou since May 21 were linked to the B.1.617 coronavirus strain, also known as the Indian variant.

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200 is a lot.

Over 200 Republicans Press Pelosi To Back COVID-19 Origin Probe (ZH)

More than 200 House Republicans are putting pressure on their Democrat counterparts to get down to the COVID-19 origins and hold the Chinese regime accountable for the pandemic coverup. “We request that you instruct the appropriate Democrat committee chairs to immediately join Republican calls to hold the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accountable for its role in causing the global COVID-19 pandemic,” stated a May 28 letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The effort was led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif), Minority Whip Reps. Steve Scalise (R-La.), and Rep. Elise Stefanik, the chair of the House Republican Conference and joined by 209 House Republicans.

The lawmakers said Pelosi had “falsely claimed” that “questions about the CCP’s liability” were a “diversion” – likely referring to Pelosi’s remarks from last May describing then-President Donald Trump’s blame on China as an “interesting diversion.” “There is mounting evidence the pandemic started in a Chinese lab, and the CCP covered it up. If that is the case, the CCP is responsible for the deaths of almost 600,000 Americans and millions more worldwide,” they stated in the letter. “[E]very American family that lost someone deserves answers about the origin of this terrible virus,” they continued, adding that “House Democrats’ ongoing refusal to allocate investigative resources to get those answers is an affront to them.” “China can’t get away with this. Americans deserve answers,” Scalise wrote in a May 28 tweet.

The lawmakers cited a growing pile of evidence that the virus may have escaped from a Wuhan lab, an idea that many media outlets and scientists had initially dismissed as a conspiracy theory. A State Department fact sheet, released during the final days of the Trump administration, suggested researchers with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), located in the vicinity of the seafood market initially thought to be the outbreak’s origin, fell ill with COVID-19 like symptoms in autumn 2019. Recently, an undisclosed intelligence report also surfaced saying three WIV staff were sick enough to seek hospital care that November.

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What is Merkel going to do about Denmark? Her anger over having her phone spied on sure went away fast.

Denmark Helped NSA Spy On EU Leaders, Snowden Says Biden ‘Deeply Involved’ (RT)

The US National Intelligence Agency received support from Denmark in spying on European politicians, according to a new joint media report, something President Joe Biden is well-informed to answer for, says Edward Snowden. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank Walter-Steinmeier are among those who were spied on by the NSA with the cooperation and help of the Danish Defense Intelligence Service (FE), according to the European media investigation. The US spying on not only its own citizens, but also leaders in foreign countries is an accusation that came to light in 2013, mostly thanks to documents leaked by former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower – though he remains a fugitive in the US – Edward Snowden. Snowden’s leaks specifically revealed Merkel’s private cell phone had been monitored by US authorities.

The new revelations come as a result of multiple European news outlets – including Danish state broadcaster DR, German NDR, Swedish SVT, Norwegian NRK and French Le Monde among others – obtaining access to internal reports and information from Danish Secret Service sources. According to the investigation, politicians in Germany, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, France and even Danish finance industries were also targeted by the NSA with the help of Danish spies. The Danish government has reportedly known about the cooperation for years and forced FE leadership to step down in 2020 after discovering the full extent of the relationship following an internal investigation. They did not, however, report the findings to any European Union allies.

The spying was primarily done through hijacking Danish electronic communications systems as the country has landing stations for subsea internet cables between numerous countries, such as Germany and Sweden. By using politicians’ and officials’ phone numbers, authorities were able to pull texts and phone calls, while those being spied on were none the wiser. Snowden, who made his revelations about the NSA while Biden was vice president, says the current president is “well-prepared” to answer the accusations and that there should be a requirement of “full disclosure” from both Denmark and the US. “Biden is well-prepared to answer for this when he soon visits Europe since, of course, he was deeply involved in this scandal the first time around,” he tweeted. “There should be an explicit requirement for full public disclosure not only from Denmark, but their senior partner as well.”

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“Overall, they paid $219bn in income tax over the past decade, 3.6% of their total revenue of more than $6tn.”

‘Silicon Six’ Tech Giants Accused Of Inflating Tax Payments By $100bn (G.)

The giant US tech firms known as the “Silicon Six” have been accused of inflating their stated tax payments by almost $100bn (£70bn) over the past decade. As Chancellor Rishi Sunak called on world leaders to back a new tech tax ahead of next week’s G7 summit in the UK, a report by the campaign group Fair Tax Foundation singled out Amazon, Facebook, Google’s owner, Alphabet, Netflix, Apple and Microsoft. It said they paid $96bn less in tax between 2011 and 2020 than the notional taxation figures they cite in their annual financial reports. . The six firms named handed over $149bn less to global tax authorities than would be expected if they had the paid headline rates where they operated, Fair Tax Foundation said.

Overall, they paid $219bn in income tax over the past decade, 3.6% of their total revenue of more than $6tn. Income tax is paid on profits, but the researchers said the Silicon Six companies deliberately shift income to low-tax jurisdictions to pay less tax. Based on companies’ regulatory filings, the report found that Amazon, the internet retailing and cloud services provider run by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, collected $1.6tn of revenue, reported $60.5bn of profit and paid $5.9bn in income taxes this decade. Amazon would have been expected to pay $10.7bn in taxes on those profits based on international tax rates, the report said. The tax paid as a percentage of profit was just 9.8% over the period 2011-20, the lowest of the so-called “Silicon Six”.

An Amazon spokesperson disputed the calculations as “extremely misleading”. “Amazon is primarily a retailer where profit margins are low, so comparisons to technology companies with operating profit margins of closer to 50% is not rational,” the company said. “Governments write the tax laws and Amazon is doing the very thing they encourage companies to do – paying all taxes due while also investing many billions in creating jobs and infrastructure. Coupled with low margins, this investment will naturally result in a lower cash tax rate.”

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Don’t pay taxes, get bailed out instead.

Senate Preparing $10 Billion Bailout Fund For Jeff Bezos Space Firm (IC)

Now that Jeff Bezos’s space flight company Blue Origin has lost a multibillion contract to Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Congress is prepping the ground for Bezos to win a contract anyway, ordering NASA to make not one but two awards. The order would come through the Endless Frontier Act, a bill to beef up resources for science and technology research that’s being debated on the Senate floor this week. An amendment was added to that legislation by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., to hand over $10 billion to NASA — money that most likely would go to Blue Origin, a company that’s headquartered in Cantwell’s home state.


Cantwell’s amendment is no sure bet though: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced a last-minute amendment Monday to eliminate the $10 billion. “It does not make a lot of sense to me that we would provide billions of dollars to a company owned by the wealthiest guy in America,” Sanders told The Intercept Tuesday. The Bezos space company had been competing against SpaceX for a contract to put astronauts on the moon, the first such trips since 1972, but lost the bidding process with a price tag twice that of SpaceX. NASA announced the award to the Elon Musk-owned company last month.

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“My brother Julian Assange has effectively been a prisoner for over a decade because he published evidence of war crimes..”

Julian Assange’s Father and Brother Announce US Tour (CD)

The father and brother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are planning a nationwide tour of the United States next month to advocate for the release of the detained journalist and for the Biden administration to drop its extradition effort—and to highlight the broader implications that his prosecution has for global press freedom. John and Gabriel Shipton, Assange’s father and brother, will kick off the #HomeRun4Julian tour in Miami on June 6, then travel to over a dozen U.S. cities for the rest of the month, wrapping up in Washington, D.C. in July. Some events will be live-streamed, and the pair plans to meet with activists, journalists, and policymakers along the away. “My brother Julian Assange has effectively been a prisoner for over a decade because he published evidence of war crimes,” said Gabriel Shipton in a statement Thursday. “The U.S. government wants to make an example out of him to deter journalists and whistleblowers.”

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    Edgar Degas Landscape with Path Leading to a Copse of Trees 1880-92   • Employees Sue Hospital over Vaccine Mandate (L&C) • Vaccine Passports
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 31 2021]

    #76341
    Germ
    Participant
    #76342
    Germ
    Participant

    “Peter McCullough, MD joins Laura Ingraham to discuss how the CDC reliance on predictive modeling led us astray and how doctors in the trenches are saving lives with early treatment.”

    https://rumble.com/vgwju3-outdoor-and-asymptomatic-spread-account-for-less-than-1-of-covid-spread.html

    Holy shit, I’d ever have thought that Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson on Fox would be something I’d want to spread far a wide.

    Weirder and weirder!

    #76343
    Germ
    Participant

    “Signal to the world” … that you’re cattle.

    #76344
    Germ
    Participant

    Take a micro aspirin daily – 65mg (after breakfast).

    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.13.20248147v1

    #76345
    Germ
    Participant

    Useful dosage table for IVM with either 3mg tabs, or 1% solution, or 1.87% oral paste:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmglvZWXUAA4biN?format=jpg&name=medium

    #76346
    Germ
    Participant

    And take your Vit D!

    “Impact of vitamin D deficiency on COVID-19”

    “… therefore we suggest that vitamin D supplementation could play a key role in the prevention and/or treatment of the COVID-19 patients.”

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405457721001911

    #76347
    Germ
    Participant

    In Northern India they promote IVM etc. in large newspaper adverts:

    Original:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2p_rD-VEAM-98G?format=jpg&name=medium

    Google translated image:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2p5CjfVIAMIRCf?format=jpg&name=medium

    #76348
    Germ
    Participant

    Safe? My arse!

    Vaccine clot patients ‘closely monitored’ as they may remain at risk, experts warn
    People who suffer from the extremely rare post-vaccine side-effect are being closely monitored for potential relapses

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/vaccine-clot-patients-closely-monitored-may-remain-risk-experts/

    #76349
    Germ
    Participant

    “Study identifies antibody from common cold infection that reacts to COVID
    The study found that the antibody in question reacts not only to SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, but also SARS-CoV-1, which causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).”

    https://www.jpost.com/health-science/study-identifies-antibody-from-common-cold-infection-that-reacts-to-covid-669579

    #76350
    Germ
    Participant

    For those of you that can handle it, this is a great climate and finance aggregator site.
    They alternate daily between weather events and finance news.

    It’s all bad, all the time!

    Blog

    #76351
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Edgar Degas Landscape with Path Leading to a Copse of Trees 1880-92

    The path reminds me very much of my favorite hike up Dog Mountain on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge…

    #76352
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    Another example of the billionaires capture of government that will only be everyone simply refuses to comply with government enforcement of pandemic restrictions

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/german-judge-declares-mask-mandates-illegal-and-harmful-children

    #76353
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I just thought you all might like to know that Facebook now feels the need to attach *two* disclaimers (one at the beginning and another one at the end) on my “Ivermectin Monday Morning” posts. I consider this a sign of desperation and of the importance of continue to push the message about Ivermectin anywhere you can.

    #76354
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Holy shit, I’d ever have thought that Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson on Fox would be something I’d want to spread far a wide.

    Sometimes it really feels as though the world was turned on it side in 2016 and then completely upside down in 2020. Makes me just a tad apprehensive about 2024, TBH!

    #76355
    Dave Note
    Participant

    @Michael

    There must be hundreds if not a few thousand judges in Germany and only one has the balls to declare the obvious.

    Same bunch in the judiciary as Nazi times. Rubber stampers

    Judges are cowards and Oligarch boot lickers. Don’t expect salvation from them. They barely qualify as human.

    #76356
    Oroboros
    Participant

    It is quite surrealistic that Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson are almost lone voices of sanity in a MsMediawhore cesspool of overt Orwellian propaganda.

    #76357
    Germ
    Participant
    #76358
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    @ Dave Note

    It just goes to show you that when the judiciary make a correct judgment the billionaires capture of the government and subsequent enforcement nullifies the legal system as the way forward.

    Consider this. What would happen if many got groups to shop in different stores mask less and put on the masks when challenged by enforcement but remove them as soon as the enforcer is out of your face. There is not enough enforcement to deal with such a tactic which is also nonviolent.

    #76359
    zerosum
    Participant

    Outdoor and Asymptomatic Spread Account for Less than 1% of COVID Spread
    (Only in the USA)
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    Are You Vaccinated? Wear A COVID Verified Bracelet!
    (Only in the USA)
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    Association of Mortality and Aspirin Prescription
    (Only in the USA)
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    This study aimed to examine the correlation between the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 infection and mortality rates among the adult population in European and Asian continents.
    (note: Not in the USA)
    Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was significantly associated with the mortality rate of COVID-19 in Europe and Asia.
    Therefore we suggest that vitamin D supplementation could play a key role in the prevention and/or treatment of the COVID-19 patients.
    ——–

    #76360
    zerosum
    Participant

    (I was hoping to find out why so many old people who received the flue shots died. Any negative impact from previous cold flue vaccines)
    https://www.jpost.com/health-science/study-identifies-antibody-from-common-cold-infection-that-reacts-to-covid-669579
    This antibody is likely produced by a memory “b” cell that was previously exposed to the common cold, according to Raiees Andrabi, the study’s senior author and an investigator in the Scripps Research Institute’s Department of Immunology and Microbiology.
    These cells are essential parts of the immune system and function by remembering diseases that had entered the body already.
    A peer-reviewed study published in the academic journal Nature Communications
    ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature_Communications ),
    ( https://www.nature.com/nature/volumes/593/issues/7860 ), investigated how the body’s immune system reacted to COVID-19 after it had already been exposed to other coronaviruses that are prevalent in the US and trigger the common cold. At least four such coronaviruses are known to exist in the US.
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    “it is the spike alone that induces the body to inappropriately produce blood clots where they do not belong.”

    The novel coronavirus’ spike protein plays additional key role in illness


    In the new study, the researchers created a “pseudovirus” that was surrounded by SARS-CoV-2 classic crown of spike proteins, but did not contain any actual virus. Exposure to this pseudovirus resulted in damage to the lungs and arteries of an animal model—proving that the spike protein alone was enough to cause disease. Tissue samples showed inflammation in endothelial cells lining the pulmonary artery walls.

    https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.121.318902

    SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Impairs Endothelial Function via Downregulation of ACE 2
    Originally published31 Mar 2021

    #76361
    zerosum
    Participant

    Ridiculous Or Not?

    China Hikes FX Reserve Ratio For First Time In 14 Years In Bid To Weaken Yuan

    China Allows Families To Have Up To 3 Children Amid Dramatic Drop In Birth Rates

    America Still Loves The Warfare State

    #76362
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    They have kept us afraid, isolated, demoralized and complacent as they are having the icing completed on the cake. They are just a few dots while we are many dots and the control those few dots are asserting on the many when viewed from perspective makes the many look very foolish to be tolerating the situation.

    #76363
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    @Michael R: Unfortunately, the vast, overwhelming majority of human beings are followers rather than leaders or rebels, and always have been. What there is to do about that situation, is way beyond my own meager comprehension.

    #76364
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    The cruiseline my parents’ postponed cruise is with last week decided all cruise goers must be vaccinated. My aunt and my mother refuse to be vaccinated. (I’m very glad my aunt was adamant on this…my mother has a mind of her own, but due to childhood trauma struggles to stand alone against those close to her…with my aunt as ally there is no way my mother will be swayed.). She has told my father that he is welcome to go on the cruise with his brothers without her, but that she prefer he not be vaccinated. My parents seldom go anywhere — other than short errands — alone…I expect to hear soon that they have canceled the entire trip, or rescheduled it as something without a cruise.

    I am glad for the lawsuit against mandated vaccinations for hospital workers. However, grant the vaccine full approval, and then hospital workers won’t have that recourse. The vaccine safety issues need to become mainstream and well-known. Right now, the biggest indication is over 4,000 deaths following vaccines in VAERS, and pointing out that prior to the Covid vaccines it took 30 years for VAERS to record that many deaths. People know that vaccines occasionally cause deaths and bad reactions, but they expect them to be very rare and happen to “other people.” Just hearing that there are “some” deaths and bad reactions doesn’t faze them if it was someone they don’t know and if it seems “rare.” 4,000 deaths doesn’t seem so high until one realizes how out of proportion it is with the aggregate of every approved vaccine that came before the Covid vaccines.

    Unfortunately, I suspect the only way to successfully fend off this vaccine is for negative mid-term side-effects to become so prevalent that the trusting, vaccinated masses are desperately looking for an explanation when their worldview is shattered by reality. This means a run of bad Covid cases, fertility, autoimmune, cardiovascular, and/or fertility issues that affects such a high number of vaccinated folks that the vaccine ribbons change from “badges of courage” to emblems of dread, wondering if the wearers will be next in line to suffer. It is frustrating…I wish no ill on those who have been vaccinated — I have many vaccinated friends and some family — but if this vaccine only causes near-term and extremely long-term side effects, it is going to be a long, uphill battle to win back the freedoms that are being stripped from us.

    #76366
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Whatever nefarious agendas and false narratives Covid has been used to promote, US Memorial Day seems like a good occasion to remember that there are people who are relatively young and healthy who, on account of their congenital immunological allotment, get hammered by Covid and seriously suffer and sometimes even die as a consequence. That doesn’t mean we should support lockdowns or dubious vaccination schemes, but nor should we be tempted to promote narratives that claim Covid-19 is a “hoax” or “isn’t real”.

    #76367
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    The NW has been uncharacteristically dry this Spring. The good weather has allowed me to get a jump on many landscaping tasks needed to improve our aging condo development: like pruning or removing overgrown shrubs, pulling weeds, spreading rock and mulch, locating buried or broken sprinkler heads, etc. It seems the landscape company contracted to maintain this stuff lost most of its employees during the lockdown and has found it difficult to hire replacements. I’ve found that this work has helped me to counteract a lot of the negativity and division, by beautifying the local environment and building community.

    I’ve still made time to read the TAE each day, however, paying particular attention to the latest Germ Covid finds, and anything Dr. D. sees coming into focus on the horizon with his Hubble-like vision. With credit due all around, Ilargi’s blog has really been a powerhouse of ideas this past year.

    This next point is why I determined to post something this morning. I’ve been contemplating the insanity permeating current events. I was blessed (maybe cursed) with one of those minds that constantly tries to make sense of things. To find meaning. Understand how things work. This has been a real challenge lately, as nothing seems to make any sense. I’ve tried to pin this on stupidity and ineptitude, but those wouldn’t stick. Something else was at work. Maybe it was greed, as this certainly has more evidence behind it for being the primary cause. But in my mind, greed is now being relegated to a secondary position. “What is the prime mover in all this?”, is the thought that kept coming to the fore.

    Maybe I’m the last one to the party (no surprise there), but the idea that has presented itself to me the past couple of days is that the planet’s movers & shakers have been busy for the last decade or so, putting their Manchurian candidates in all the key positions of power in the US centralized empire. The pandemic, whether intentional or not, is currently being used to initiate their grand plan. From where we sit, their response to the pandemic has been a catastrophic failure health-wise and economically, yet TPTB continue stubbornly down the lockdown/vaccine/passport path.

    It’s become increasing clear that this whole operation is being coordinated from a supra-national level. Strings are being pulled from the very top of the pyramid that reach down into every institution and corporation that wields power and influence. It’s had the effect of creating a lot of cognitive dissonance at lower levels, making the average person feel like he’s taking crazy pills. Everyone is chasing their tails trying to make sense of it all. This is how I make sense of it today. Their eventual goal and whether they’ll succeed is not yet clear. What my gut has been saying for the past few years, though, IS clear: “Resist!”

    #76368

    4,000 deaths doesn’t seem so high until one realizes how out of proportion it is with the aggregate of every approved vaccine that came before the Covid vaccines.

    Yearly US flu vaccinations are close to 200 million, so the rising deaths/accidents are not because of sheer numbers of inoculations.

    Unfortunately, I suspect the only way to successfully fend off this vaccine is for negative mid-term side-effects to become so prevalent that the trusting, vaccinated masses are desperately looking for an explanation when their worldview is shattered by reality.

    The media simply won’t tell the masses.

    #76369
    DarkMatter
    Participant

    @phoenixvoice

    I am glad for the lawsuit against mandated vaccinations for hospital workers.

    Prediction: They will lose and it will be cited as precedent for everyone else resisting required workplace vaccination.

    #76370
    WES
    Participant

    Maxwell:

    One of those pulling strings is Obama. Have you noticed since China joe has occupied the white house you have not heard a single peep about Obama?

    There is a reason the msm are not mentioning Obama. Obama lives in a house just a few miles away. Obama has installed all of his people through out the federal gov. The media don’t want you to realize this is Obama’s 3rd term as president. Now you know why joe was choosen to be the puppet!

    You are also not hearing anything about bill and hilary because they lost the power struggle for control of the democrat party. That lost occurred when joe suddenly started winning after losing the dem primaries.

    #76371
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    You are also not hearing anything about bill and hilary because they lost the power struggle for control of the democrat party. That lost occurred when joe suddenly started winning after losing the dem primaries.

    I’m not so sure that follows. There is some thought that Kamala Harris is Hillary Clinton’s protoge, and that is why Harris is veep right now. Between Biden and Harris, I think it likely that Harris is the one who is more “in charge” in this administration.

    #76372
    WES
    Participant

    Roboto:

    Interesting point but kamala was heavily involved in the fake noose hanging event. That points to obama’s Chicago group. The thing about kamala is she has no principles, just like joe. She isn’t called “heels up” for nothing!

    While Hillary is originally from Chicago, her father took over from Capone, she has never had a power base in the city. More Wall Street. Besides Bill has more interesting pursuits with prettier legs, so he was of no help to her.

    #76373
    hexadec
    Participant

    So if the 4000 vaccine related deaths number is true, then COVID vaccines have killed more people than the 911 hijackers.

    #76374
    WES
    Participant

    Yesterday I had an interesting talk with a deaf/hard of hearing friend in the backyard. She is a very smart woman, having graduated from York University here in Toronto before taking her masters at Galaudet University school for the deaf in Washington DC.

    She is now a single mom raising a 15 year son. Both have been coming to our family cottage since the son was a baby.

    Anyway we got talking about the so called vaccine that doesn’t stop you from getting or spreading the virus. She has had her first shot but not her son. I explained as much as I could of what we here on TAE know and don’t know.

    She was shocked because as we all know the msm doesn’t tell the public anything negative. Just the narrative everybody should get the “jab”. Nothing more. I explained to her I was not surprised. Afterall she has to work and at the end of the day she is tired, then has to tend to her son. She really has no time to research anything.

    She mentioned she has a niece who is hesitant. I said she should just wait before deciding about her son. For sure this fall, schools in Ontario will try and demand vaccination before attending school. The simple fact is for young healthy people taking the vaccine poses a higher risk than covid does.

    Then we are also wondering about future fertility issues. What if these young people want to have kids? Better to just wait and see. Non violent non-conforming resistance.

    #76375
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    In terms of coronavirus, everywhere you look it’s Bill Gates and Tony Fauci again. According to Marcel van Tol they’re nowhere near finished with us yet.

    Is there really a conspiracy going on?

    “So Anthony Fauci knew, Bill Gates knew, the pharmaceutical industry knew, the heads of government and health ministers already knew in 2017: 2019/2020 will see a Covid-19 pandemic. Those vaccines that will be released soon will therefore not be put together within one year. They have been working on that for a few years.

    If there are still people who are ‘sleeping’ and have faith in the dictators. Then now is the time to wake up. There is a Schedule going on here. And it’s not going to stop after Covid-19.

    Recently, Bill Gates has stated that an even more severe and deadly pandemic will soon come. In order to rule out discussions about whether or not the ‘new virus’ would develop naturally, he and Melinda have already stated that it will become an ‘Engineered virus’.

    In other words, a created virus.

    I’d take his words seriously.”

    #76376
    absolute galore
    Participant

    “Love hearing that everyone you know who got COVID only had mild symptoms. Good for you. For myself – I know someone young and healthy who died and have a cousin recovering from a heart transplant after COVID. Forgive me if I take all of this pretty seriously.”

    I think the vast majority of comments on TAE over this Covid time have never gone to that “Covid is a hoax” place. While some of the links (original and from commenters) are of dubious quality, very few have claimed it to be a hoax along with 9-11, the moon landings, and the Newtown CT killings.

    I would imagine just as many now can say they know someone who died of the vaccine as those who can say they know a “young healthy person” who died of Covid. The few times I’ve heard someone claim this, upon further inquiry it is always someone they know who knows someone whose cousin died. And no real way to know if they had undiagnosed diabetes or a heart problem along with vitamin D deficiency etc.

    #76377
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    @ WES

    Other than watching the primaries and general election get fixed, I’ve pretty much lost interest in national politics. I threw in the towel when Obama, newly elected and with political capital up the ying-yang, both here and abroad, rolled over like a jive turkey for Wall Street when he should’ve put many of them behind bars. After that he was “dead to me”, as if he didn’t exist. Never listened to a word he said. It was all empty rhetoric for the adoring media and their captive masses.

    Trump was an interesting glitch in the Matrix. The elites underestimated how sick the electorate was with the national death spiral. They fully expected Hillary to pick up where Obama left off, making good on all those down payments to the Clinton Foundation. Their global plans were frustrated for four years while Trump fixated on the Dow and blathered for the cameras. Consequently, as we so recently learned, and thanks to the mathematical magic of networked electronic voting machines and a captive media, a non-establishment candidate will never occupy the Oval Office again.

    #76378
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    @absolute galore: The comments to the Tweet I linked also serve as a fairly poignant reminder that our global civilization still has a pretty serious problem on its hands (though I would qualify that by saying we have two problems, one being the virus itself and the second being the way our elites are bound and determined to non-respond to it).

    #76379
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Maxwell Quest

    I threw in the towel when Obama, newly elected and with political capital up the ying-yang, both here and abroad, rolled over like a jive turkey for Wall Street when he should’ve put many of them behind bars.

    Wonderful turn of phrase…

    #76380
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    It’s well known that the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines use lipid nanoparticles (LNP). An article published today by Nature points out that “While a variety of delivery systems for mRNA vaccine have been developed [such as LNP], there are still concerns regarding unfavorable biodistribution pattern due to their unique size and composition… In an effort to circumvent these issues, we applied a core–shell structured lipopolyplex (LPP) platform for mRNA vaccine production.”

    The article describes the tests done on a new an improved type of mRNA vaccine, named SW0123, which uses this LPP platform (instead of the LNP), and “intramuscular administration of SW0123 demonstrated a favorable biodistribution pattern with limited accumulation in the liver or other major organs, thus indicating a benign and desirable toxicity profile…Also, the unique combination of size and composition of LPP allowed retention of the vaccine particles at the injection site, thus preventing vaccine particles from triggering organ-specific side effects, for example liver accumulating effect observed for LNP-mRNA formulations shown in this study and also by others. Such biodistribution pattern [with LNP] may lead to activation of liver-resident cells that subsequently cause tissue damage and inflammation, thus contributing to high reactogenicity.”

    The images below show how the LPP-based vaccine spread to less organs than the LNP-based vaccine.

    https://media.springernature.com/lw685/springer-static/image/art%3A10.1038%2Fs41392-021-00634-z/MediaObjects/41392_2021_634_Fig2_HTML.png

    It looks like Pfizer and Moderna took a wrong turn (with LNP instead of LPP) during their rush to develop their mRNA vaccines.

    A core-shell structured COVID-19 mRNA vaccine with favorable biodistribution pattern and promising immunity
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41392-021-00634-z

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