May 082021
 


Charles Sprague Pearce Lamentations over the Death of the First-Born of Egypt 1877

 

Halt Vaccine Passports! It’s Illegal, Medical Apartheid (Dr Mike Yeadon)
Full Approval Of A Vaccine Could Make Mandates More Likely (F.)
Catastrophic Side Effects Of Pfizer Vaccine To Every System In Human Body (GGI)
EMA ‘Assessing Reports’ Of AstraZeneca Jab Link To Rare Immune Disorder (RT)
Claim That SARS-CoV-2 Genes Can Integrate With Human DNA (SMag)
Michael Lewis’ ‘The Premonition’ Is A Sweeping Indictment Of The CDC (NPR)
Children Are Far More Likely To Die From Diarrhea Than Covid-19 (Black)
As Virus Cases Explode, Why Has The Mekong Region Success Story Ended? (SEAG)
Vaccine Waiver Pledge Tests Biden-World’s Pharma Ties (DP)
The Truth Is Surely Baseless (Kunstler)
Why Stocks Soared While America Struggled (Vox)
U.S. Added 266,000 Jobs Last Month vs 1 Million Expected (F.)

 

 

 

 

Crystal clear.

Halt Vaccine Passports! It’s Illegal, Medical Apartheid (Dr Mike Yeadon)

It is very important that people understand what is happening here. The intention is to introduce vaccine passports everywhere. But this is a disguise. It’s a world’s first digital common-format, globally-interoperable ID system with an editable health flag (vaccinated Y or N). It makes no one safer. If you’re vaccinated, you’re protected & are not made safer by knowing others immune status. As in Israel, you will be compelled to present a valid VaxPass in order to access defined facilities or access services. No VaxPass, you’re denied. This system only needs 50%+ of the adult population to start up because of its huge, coercive power on the unvaccinated. It’s illegal, medical apartheid. If they succeed, it won’t help you to refuse. They’ll move on, leaving that minority behind.

A VaxPass System like this will give to those controlling the database & it’s algorithms TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY over us all. The ONLY way to stop this biosecurity nightmare is to NOT GET VACCINATED FOR NON-MEDICAL REASONS!!! I fear that, if our adversaries gain this absolute control, they will use it to harm the population. There’s no limit to the evil which will flow from this strategic goal. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SYSTEM TO START UP, because it’s unstoppable afterwards. One example: your VaxPass pings, instructing you to attend for your 3rd or 4th or 5th booster or variant vaccine. If you don’t, your VaxPass will expire & you’ll become an out-person, unable to access your own life. How much choice do you have? It’s none. You are controlled. Forever. PLEASE share this widely, on every platform you use.

Thank you,
Dr Mike Yeadon

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Yeadon: “The ONLY way to stop this biosecurity nightmare is to NOT GET VACCINATED FOR NON-MEDICAL REASONS!!!”

Full Approval Of A Vaccine Could Make Mandates More Likely (F.)

Pfizer and BioNTech began the process of applying for full FDA approval of their Covid-19 vaccine Friday, an expected move that could force the issue of whether vaccine mandates—proposed for schools, colleges and even some workplaces—will be a legal way to combat the virus. The Pfizer vaccine has been used in the U.S. under an emergency use authorization since December, a designation that requires companies to continue clinical trials and work towards full approval. Full approval would mean the vaccine can stay on the market once the pandemic emergency is over, important if we are to remain vigilant against circulating pockets of coronavirus and counter novel variants.

A full license adds a new dimension to the debate over whether organizations, schools and universities are allowed to require vaccination, with many opponents arguing that people cannot be required to get a vaccine licensed under an emergency use authorization. Legally speaking, there hasn’t really been a test as to whether a temporarily authorized vaccine can be mandated, Carmel Shachar, executive director of Harvard’s Petrie-Flom Center, told Forbes, though a fully licensed vaccine would certainly “be less controversial to mandate.” While any mandate would have to take account of legally protected medical and religious exemptions, Shachar said any further accommodations—such as an opposition to vaccination—would be decided by the organization implementing it and relevant local laws.

Shachar added that it “would not be that much of a stretch” to add a Covid-19 vaccine to the “long list” of vaccines children need to get in order to attend school or daycare. [..] A fully approved vaccine could have a significant impact on persistent vaccine hesitancy in the U.S.. Polls commonly record people waiting to see if the vaccines are safe as a reason for refusing a shot, something Field said often stems from a “misconception out there about the nature of an” emergency authorization. Many believe the designation means they are still “experimental,” Field said, despite ample evidence demonstrating safety and efficacy. Hesitancy appears to be particularly strong in parents, many of whom have doubts over vaccinating their children. However, experts say vaccinating children will be vital to protect them and keep the community safer.

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“..during January-February 2021, at the peak of the Israeli mass vaccination campaign, there was a 22% increase in overall mortality in Israel compared with the previous year.” “In fact, January-February 2021 have been the deadliest months in the last decade..”

Catastrophic Side Effects Of Pfizer Vaccine To Every System In Human Body (GGI)

The Israeli People Committee (IPC), a civilian body made of leading Israeli health experts, has published its April report into the Pfizer vaccine’s side effects indicating damage to almost every system in the human body. If the findings by IPC are genuine, then Pfizer vaccine is linked to more deaths in Israel than AstraZeneca’s in the whole of Europe. The findings are catastrophic on every possible level. This is a detailed report that highlights the most devastating findings. The verdict of the Israeli People Committee is that “there has never been a vaccine that has harmed as many people.” The report is long and detailed. “We received 288 death reports in proximity to vaccination (90% up to 10 days after the vaccination), 64% of those were men.”

Yet the report states, “according to data provided by the Ministry of Health, only 45 deaths in Israel were vaccine related.” If these are the genuine numbers, then Israel has failed to report on its experimental results genuinely. We have been hearing a lot about the rare side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine and more than 300 cases of blood clots found in Europe. German scientists have found the exact 2 step process how the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine causes blood clots in recipients. They describe a series of events that has to happen in the body before the vaccines create these large clots. If the findings by IPC are genuine, then Pfizer vaccine is linked to more deaths in Israel than AstraZeneca’s in the whole of Europe.

Meanwhile, the US CDC and FDA have lifted their recommended pause on use of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine with a condition that it will now include a safety label warning that its vaccine comes with blood clot risks. “According to Central Bureau of Statistics data during January-February 2021, at the peak of the Israeli mass vaccination campaign, there was a 22% increase in overall mortality in Israel compared with the previous year.” “In fact, January-February 2021 have been the deadliest months in the last decade, with the highest overall mortality rates compared to corresponding months in the last 10 years.” The IPC finds that “amongst the 20-29 age group the increase in overall mortality has been most dramatic. In this age group, we detect an increase of 32% in overall mortality in comparison with previous year.”

“Statistical analysis of information from the Central Bureau of Statistics, combined with information from the Ministry of Health, leads to the conclusion that the mortality rate amongst the vaccinated is estimated at about 1: 5000 (1: 13000 at ages 20-49, 1: 6000 at ages 50-69, 1: 1600 at ages 70+).” “According to this estimate, it is possible to estimate the number of deaths in Israel in proximity of the vaccine, as of today, at about 1000-1100 people.”

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These are the things that usually come out in tests.

EMA ‘Assessing Reports’ Of AstraZeneca Jab Link To Rare Immune Disorder (RT)

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is investigating reports of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine causing Guillain-Barre syndrome, as the pharmaceutical company remains embroiled in controversy over the jab’s link to blood clotting. In a meeting this week, the European Medicines Agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) revealed that it was “assessing reports” of the rare immune system disorder being found in people following vaccination. “As part of the review of the regular pandemic summary safety reports for Vaxzevria, AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, the PRAC is analysing data provided by the marketing authorization holder on cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) reported following vaccination”, the PRAC declared.

“GBS was identified during the marketing authorization process as a possible adverse event requiring specific safety monitoring activities”, the committee continued, adding that it has requested “further detailed data” on the cases and will release new information as it becomes available. According to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Guillain-Barre syndrome is a “very rare and serious condition that affects the nerves”, and can create feelings of numbness, weakness, and pain in those who have it. Though the NHS advises that Guillain-Barre syndrome is a treatable condition and that “most people will eventually make a full recovery”, it can also be life-threatening and leave those who have had it with “long-term problems”

Following hundreds of cases of blood clotting – and dozens of deaths – AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine has already been restricted in many countries to older people only. In the UK, those under the age of 40 are set to be offered an alternative vaccine provided this causes no “delays” in the vaccination program, however the European Medicines Agency maintains that the vaccine’s benefits outweigh the risk for much of the population.

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Not yet fully convincing.

Claim That SARS-CoV-2 Genes Can Integrate With Human DNA (SMag)

A team of prominent scientists has doubled down on its controversial hypothesis that genetic bits of the pandemic coronavirus can integrate into our chromosomes and stick around long after the infection is over. If they are right—skeptics have argued that their results are likely lab artifacts—the insertions could explain the rare finding that people can recover from COVID-19 but then test positive for SARS-CoV-2 again months later. Stem cell biologist Rudolf Jaenisch and gene regulation specialist Richard Young of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who led the work, triggered a Twitter storm in December 2020, when their team first presented the idea in a preprint on bioRxiv. The researchers emphasized that viral integration did not mean people who recovered from COVID-19 remain infectious.

But critics charged them with stoking unfounded fears that COVID-19 vaccines based on messenger RNA (mRNA) might somehow alter human DNA. The critics also presented a brace of scientific criticisms, some of which the team addresses in a paper released online today by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). “We now have unambiguous evidence that coronavirus sequences can integrate into the genome,” Jaenisch says. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has genes composed of RNA, and Jaenisch, Young, and co-authors contend that on rare occasions an enzyme in human cells may copy the viral sequences into DNA and slip them into our chromosomes. The enzyme, reverse transcriptase, is encoded by LINE-1 elements, sequences that litter 17% of the human genome and represent artifacts of ancient infections by retroviruses.

In their original preprint, the researchers presented test tube evidence that when human cells spiked with extra LINE-1 elements were infected with the coronavirus, DNA versions of SARS-CoV-2’s sequences nestled into the cells’ chromosomes. Many researchers who specialize in LINE-1 elements and other “retrotransposons” thought the data were too thin to support the claim. “If I would have had this data, I would have not submitted to any publication at that point,” says Cornell University’s Cedric Feschotte, who studies endogenous retrovirus chunks in the human genome. He and others also said they expected higher quality work coming from scientists of the caliber of Jaenisch and Young. In two subsequent studies, both posted on bioRxiv, critics presented evidence that the supposed chimeras of human and viral DNA traces are routinely created by the very technique the group used to scan for them in chromosomes.

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“In January and February of 2020, hundreds of Americans in Wuhan, China, were flown back to the U.S. Considering how many people had died of COVID-19 in China at that point, it would have made sense to test those Americans who were coming back.”

Michael Lewis’ ‘The Premonition’ Is A Sweeping Indictment Of The CDC (NPR)

“No one should have to be as brave as Charity Dean was as a local public health officer. To do her job, she had to be brave in a way that brought tears to my eyes,” Lewis tell NPR. “And when I first met her, I realized I had a character because all over her house were like these Post-it notes reminding her to be brave, like … ‘courage is a muscle memory’ or ‘the tallest oak in the forest was once just a little nut.’ She had all these kind of inspirational things. And when you get into the story of what Charity Dean … had to do on the ground, your hair stands up on the back of your neck.” Lewis writes about how Dean tried and tried to get the state officials around her to look at the data and act to make sure the virus didn’t spread. She put it all on the line, her reputation, her job.

And across the country, there was another group of doctors led by Carter Mescher trying to do the same thing at the federal level. “It was incredible to me that there was this kind of secret group of seven doctors — they called themselves the Wolverines — who were positioned in interesting places in and around the federal government, who had been together for the better part of 15 years and who had come together whenever there was a threat of a disease outbreak to help organize the country’s response,” Lewis says. But by 2020, the Trump administration had disbanded the pandemic response unit and these doctors were forced to go rogue. A mutual acquaintance put Charity Dean in touch with Carter Mescher.

“And Charity picked up all of Carter Mescher’s analysis. And she said it was like pouring water on a dying plant, that it was the first person she met who was thinking about this threat the way she was thinking about it,” Lewis says. “And so she’s very soon on the private calls. … Think of her as an actual battlefield commander. She’s in the war, in the trenches, as if she’s figured out in the course of her career in public health that there are no generals or the generals don’t understand how the, how the battle’s fought. And she’s going to have to kind of organize the strategy on the field.” In January and February of 2020, hundreds of Americans in Wuhan, China, were flown back to the U.S. Considering how many people had died of COVID-19 in China at that point, it would have made sense to test those Americans who were coming back.

But according to Lewis and his sources, then-CDC Director Robert Redfield refused to test them, saying it would amount to doing research on imprisoned persons. “Redfield is a particularly egregious example, but he’s an expression of a much bigger problem. And if you just say, ‘oh, it’s the Trump administration’ or ‘oh, it’s Robert Redfield,’ you’re missing the bigger picture,” Lewis says. “And the bigger picture is we as a society have allowed institutions like the CDC to become very politicized. And this is a larger pattern in the U.S. government. More and more jobs being politicized, more and more people in these jobs being on shorter, tighter leashes. More the kind of person who ends up in the job being someone who is politically pleasing to whoever happens to be in the White House. And so … the conditions for Robert Redfield being in that job were created long ago.”

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“..precisely 54 children in the Land of the Free have died from COVID (according to CDC data through April 28). Given that there have been roughly 4 million confirmed COVID cases among children, this implies a survival rate of 99.999%”

Children Are Far More Likely To Die From Diarrhea Than Covid-19 (Black)

In the winter of 1837, Charles Dickens published the first two chapters of what would become one of his most popular works– the story of an orphan called Oliver Twist. If you’ve never read it, the book is one of Dickens’ most damning condemnations of the poverty, crime, and child labor that dominated 19th century Britain. It was personal for Dickens; as a boy, he was forced to work long hours in a shoe polish factory for pitiful wages after his father had been hauled off to debtors’ prison. And Oliver Twist was so shocking it began a global conversation about child labor and contributed to the worldwide Children’s Rights Movement. By the early 20th century, children were starting to be viewed as more than just cheap, easily exploitable workers. Instead, western nations began to prioritize children’s well-being.

It’s been that way for generations. Then along came COVID-1984… and all the dictatorial public health measures that have accompanied it. Entire economies were locked down, borders closed, business shuttered, and basic human interactions forbidden. These restrictions have been especially damaging for children. Even to this day, more than a YEAR later, schools are still closed in many parts of the world. Millions of children simply stopped learning at the age when their minds develop more rapidly than at any other time in life. Sheepish bureaucrats hid behind Zoom classes as an adequate substitute for real learning and human interaction, though hardly a thought was given to the cost versus benefit. It’s hard to fault anyone for the decisions they made back in March or April of 2020. There was no data. And plenty of people took the most conservative approach.

But by summer 2020, there were mountains of data to support an informed decision. Consider, for example, precisely 54 children in the Land of the Free have died from COVID (according to CDC data through April 28). Given that there have been roughly 4 million confirmed COVID cases among children, this implies a survival rate of 99.999%. For kids, even the Chicken Pox is more fatal, not to mention a variety of other common illnesses ranging from the flu to strep throat. Yet the world never closed schools due to the chicken pox. Curiously, his grace, Lord Protector Anthony Fauci, noted back in 2009 during the Swine Flu epidemic that “we have already 76 children dying from the 2009 H1N1 virus, and it’s only the beginning of October.”

Yet his eminence did not demand schools close. And the CDC specifically recommended NOT closing schools. (Fauci also stated then, “you can’t isolate yourself from the rest of the world for the whole flu season. . .”) Point is, public health bureaucrats and school officials clearly didn’t conduct a basic cost/benefit analysis before closing the schools. They didn’t consider how many kids would fall behind. Or the mental health consequences of social isolation, like the higher rates of self-harm and skyrocketing calls to suicide hotlines. The only thing that mattered was a disease with a 99.999% survivability rate. Not their learning, their future, or their mental health.

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“..cases have jumped from 516 as of February 20 to 17,621 as of May 7..”

As Virus Cases Explode, Why Has The Mekong Region Success Story Ended? (SEAG)

Cambodia is not alone in its rapid decline since February. While the unfolding public health disaster in India dominates global headlines, a slower burning crisis is emerging across Southeast Asia’s Greater Mekong Subregion, with Thailand and Laos also witnessing a spike in cases in recent weeks and months. Once heralded as unique case studies in successfully containing the virus, seemingly immune to its most severe health effects, these three nations are now brewing outbreaks fuelled by potent strains, porous borders and public holidays. With the virus spreading on its doorstep, Vietnamese officials are anxiously preparing for what seems an inevitable arrival of cases. Though infection rates remain low in Vietnam, it now joins its neighbours in the scramble to halt the spread of Covid-19 before it’s beyond control in a region collectively home to nearly 200 million people.

Dr Jessica Manning, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), told the Globe that B.1.1.7 has exposed many previously held myths surrounding the Mekong region’s supposed resilience to the virus. “We thought that there was this mystery to the Mekong, that maybe Southeast Asia was faring better than the rest of the world because of preexisting immunity,” said Manning, who has studied infectious diseases in Cambodia since 2017, pivoting in January last year to track Covid-19 in the Kingdom. “But with the new variants that have exploded, it’s just so much drastically worse that we no longer harbour those thoughts of Cambodians or Thais or Vietnamese having some shield related to pre-existing immunity. B.1.1.7 has just blasted through all of that.”

It’s within recent memory that Cambodia still boasted some of the best Covid-19 public health statistics globally. As of late January, the Kingdom recorded the fourth lowest cases per capita worldwide, and was also the largest country population-wise to report no fatalities of those with more than 20 cases. At that point, simple public health measures proved effective in containing the virus. “With the wild type [early] virus, Cambodia seemed to do ok with these really bread and butter public health measures, like quarantine, lockdown, schools closed, good contact tracing,” Manning said. But since that ill fated night, cases have jumped from 516 as of February 20 to 17,621 as of May 7. The B.1.1.7 variant, now Cambodia’s dominant strain, according to Kinzer and Manning, has spread with ruthless efficiency. Deaths have also begun to mount with 114 as of publishing – dispelling yet another myth around Cambodia’s resilient, youthful population.

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“Her statement also preemptively warned that the “negotiations will take time given the consensus-based nature of the institution and the complexity of the issues involved” — a process that could provide drugmakers an opening to try to limit a final waiver.”

Vaccine Waiver Pledge Tests Biden-World’s Pharma Ties (DP)

Several of President Joe Biden’s most powerful appointees and advisers have had business relationships with pharmaceutical giants lobbying the administration on COVID-19 and intellectual property issues, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Poster. Those ties — and Biden’s longtime alliance with pharmaceutical industry interests — could prove particularly relevant as drug companies now try to defang any new waiver of patent rules that might reduce their profits and facilitate the wider distribution of vaccines to COVID-afflicted countries. Last summer, Biden broke with his own legislative record and pledged to support relaxing those intellectual property rules to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, saying it “is the only humane thing in the world to do.”

With the pandemic creating a full-fledged humanitarian crisis in India this spring, Biden’s administration on Wednesday issued a statement reiterating that general promise. “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures,” said United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai in a press release. “The administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections, but in service of ending this pandemic, supports the waiver of those protections for COVID-19 vaccines.” The declaration was widely hailed by public interest groups, who feared the administration would follow past precedent and oppose any emergency action on patents.

However, Tai’s statement was narrow: It only mentioned COVID vaccines and avoided endorsing an existing, broad waiver proposed by India and South Africa which would cover “diagnostic kits, vaccines, medicines, personal protective equipment and ventilators.” Her statement also preemptively warned that the “negotiations will take time given the consensus-based nature of the institution and the complexity of the issues involved” — a process that could provide drugmakers an opening to try to limit a final waiver.

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Still Trump?!

The Truth Is Surely Baseless (Kunstler)

Among other things, the horror show of corruption in Ukraine, starring (but not limited to) Joe and Hunter Biden in their ceaseless quest for grift, but also featuring many of the origins of the RussiaGate hoax and its spin-offs, plus the involvement of State Department personnel such as Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and deputy George Kent, double-plus the shady activities of George Soros and his Atlantic Council in seditious activity working hand-in-hand with the CIA’s “whistleblower” (Eric Ciaramella) to damage Mr. Trump — who was impeached for simply inquiring about what was going on in Ukraine.

Mr. Giuliani had to conduct his own investigation into all that for the obvious reason that the usual US agencies who would ordinarily investigate official misconduct were actually perpetrating it: the DOJ, FBI, CIA, and State Department. And who, at the DOJ now, might be behind the current effort to neutralize Mr. Giuliani? Try Lisa Monaco, the new Deputy Attorney General, formerly one of Barack Obama’s chief White House fixers — i.e., an attorney detailed to shutting down investigations and covering the tracks left by questionable operations — and a protégé of former CIA Director John Brennan. Is the weak and pliable AG Merrick Garland fronting for her running the DOJ now? Joe Biden is going to need a whole lot of fixin’. And, is Lisa Monaco actually still reporting to Barack Obama? He can also probably use a fix or two. Who knows what’s coming down pike? Just maybe a loaded semi driven by the nearly forgotten John Durham?

MSNBC might have made an unforced error on Wednesday scripting 10 o’clock troll Lawrence O’Donnell to diss former AG William Barr — some jive about Mr. Barr trying to mess with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s efforts back in 2018 to nail Mr. Trump on an obstruction of justice rap. Is this the time to piss-off Mr. Barr? You have to wonder. Is it possible that the FBI concealed its possession of the Hunter Biden laptop from Mr. Barr during those 2019 days of impeachment, when Mr. Trump was attempting to mount a defense for making a phone call to Ukraine? Who might be responsible for hiding that, if it were so? By the way, it was Mr. Barr who, just before resigning in late 2020, made John Durham a Special Counsel, whose work — whatever that might be, maybe nothing at all, maybe something consequential, nobody knows — can’t be blocked by Merrick Garland (or Lisa Monaco).

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“29% of Americans have been jobless for over 1 year. And the s&p 500 is +29% during that time. Perfect.”

Why Stocks Soared While America Struggled (Vox)

The market was temporarily shaken in March 2020, as stocks plunged for about a month at the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, but then something strange happened. Even as hundreds of thousands of lives were lost, millions of people were laid off and businesses shuttered, protests against police violence erupted across the nation in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, and the outgoing president refused to accept the outcome of the 2020 election — supposedly the market’s nightmare scenario — for weeks, the stock market soared. After the jobs report from April 2021 revealed a much shakier labor recovery might be on the horizon, major indexes hit new highs.


The disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, between corporate CEOs and the working class, has perhaps never felt so stark. How can it be that food banks are overwhelmed while the Dow Jones Industrial Average hits an all-time high? For a year that’s been so bad, it’s been hard not to wonder how the stock market could be so good.

To the extent that there can ever be an explanation for what’s going on with the stock market, there are some straightforward financial answers here. The Federal Reserve took extraordinary measures to support financial markets and reassure investors it wouldn’t let major corporations fall apart. Congress did its part as well, pumping trillions of dollars into the economy across multiple relief bills. Turns out giving people money is good for markets, too. Tech stocks, which make up a significant portion of the S&P 500, soared. And with bond yields so low, investors didn’t really have a more lucrative place to put their money. To put it plainly, the stock market is not representative of the whole economy, much less American society. And what it is representative of did fine.

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One hell of a miss.

U.S. Added 266,000 Jobs Last Month vs 1 Million Expected (F.)

The United States added 266,000 jobs in April, according to data released by the Labor Department Friday—much worse than the 1 million job gains economists expected and far fewer than the 916,000 jobs added in March, indicating that the long-tepid labor market recovery is slowing down again even as stocks and corporate earnings rip higher. The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1% in April, as compared to 6% in March; the metric hit a record high of 14.7% in April 2020. There are now 9.8 million unemployed people in the United States, higher than 9.7 million in March and much higher than the prepandemic level of 4 million in February 2020, the government said. Overall, the U.S. economy has added back roughly 14 million of the 22 million jobs lost at the height of pandemic uncertainty in March and April of last year.

At 3.5 million, the number of permanent job losers is still about three times prepandemic levels, and the labor force participation rate in April was little changed at 61.7%, compared to 63.4% in February 2020. According to the Labor Department, 9.4 million people reported that they were unable to work last month because their employer closed or lost business as a result of the pandemic—still a sizable portion of the labor market but down from 11.4 million in March, thanks to businesses reopening. April’s report also continued to show stark differences in unemployment by race, with minority groups such as Black Americans and Hispanics facing above-average unemployment rates of 9.7% and 7.9%, respectively.

“Obviously, the jobs report is a large disappointment . . . however, the economy is still on a recovery footing,” says Vital Knowledge Media Founder Adam Crisafulli. “Notable job gains in leisure and hospitality, other services, and local government education were partially offset by losses in temporary help services and in couriers and messengers.” The losses in temporary help services, Crisafulli says, suggest companies “may be gearing up for more permanent hires.” 16.2 million. That’s how many people are still receiving some form of government unemployment benefit—shockingly high compared to historical levels, according to weekly data released Thursday. It’s also higher than the number of unemployed Americans due to the startling number of people who’ve dropped out of the labor force because they’re no longer looking for work.

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    Charles Sprague Pearce Lamentations over the Death of the First-Born of Egypt 1877   • Halt Vaccine Passports! It’s Illegal, Medical Apartheid (D
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 8 2021]

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    “Health authorities and the media primarily focus on the issue of post-vaccination cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT, blood clots in the brain), simply because CVT is such a rare condition that the post-vaccination increase cannot be explained away statistically. However, CVTs are really just ‘the tip of the iceberg’, whereas the ‘invisible’, but much larger iceberg of post-vaccination adverse events consists primarily of severe and fatal cardiac (heart inflammation, heart attack), cardiovascular (blood clots anywhere) and neurological events. Since the background rate of these conditions is much higher, vaccine-related events are easier to disregard or hide.”

    Covid Vaccines: The Tip of the Iceberg

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    Germ
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    “Even in the likely scenario that no significant adverse events materialize, we may still pay a price for the pursuit of emergency use authorizations for covid-19 vaccines in children.”

    Covid vaccines for children should not get emergency use authorization

    Credible authors are pro-vaccine, but just not for vaccinating children.
    They seem oblivious to the litany of adverse effects currently emerging during the adult vaccine program.

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    Germ
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    Terrific explanation of Antibody Dependent Enhancement.
    If the ADE phenomenon turns out to be valid, then we are in for a wild ride during the next seasonal resurgence of SARS-Cov-2 and its various ‘scariants’.

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    A quick comment on an article from yesterday about Australia’s borders possibly being shut until late next year. Raúl asked, “How is that not a prison?”

    It is and it isn’t.

    There is more than a little unhappiness and anger here about the sudden banning of travellers returning from India, backed up with threats of fines and imprisonment. To abandon our own citizens like this is appalling, cynical, heartless treatment. Australian citizenship evidently means little to those who exercise the dominion over us.

    Our foremost citizenship law expert thinks that the measures go beyond the law and are unconstitutional. The Feds are now rapidly backtracking, saying that they will not levy fines nor imprison anybody. At the same time they excuse themselves by insisting that our protection and safety is paramount and aren’t we so kind and loving? Part of the problems arises from the fact that the Feds have had an entire year to set up adequate quarantine facilities and have failed to do so. The why is anyone’s guess. Money? Neoliberal-inspired shrinkage of government? Just plain stupidity?

    At the same time, the closed borders have had good effects. They have kept away the worst of the Plague. They have slowed down our ravenous resource extraction economy and brought to a halt the bulk importation of people needed to keep the growthist Ponzi scheme alive. We are starting to discover that our economy is based on wrong ideas and unrealistic expectations. Another possible benefit is that the Feds are starting to move away from neoliberalism: they’re actually preparing to spend big in next Tuesday’s budget, up-ending 40 years of ideology.

    It doesn’t feel like a prison — yet! Internally we can move around with increasing freedom. Theatres, cinemas and shops are re-opening. A popular criticism of the Feds is that they have botched the vaccine rollout and should be doing more. Oh dear, how long until they copy everyone else and set up our very own Vaccine Apartheid system? Then maybe life in Oz could feel like a prison, except that to leave these shores will not easily take one to a less oppressive place.

    I think we all have to settle down for the long run.

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    #74748
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    @ Germ

    Thanks for your hard work and diligence in keeping us well informed throughout these trying times of covid-19, or 20, or 23 or…or…or…but (yes, there is a but) I for one can only deal with so much information…
    I think this well describes our present position in the world today…
    The world is not a prison-house but a kind of spiritual kindergarten where millions of bewildered infants are trying to spell God with the wrong blocks.
    — Edwin Arlington Robinson…

    #74749
    Germ
    Participant

    Long read:

    Nicholas Wade was, for 30 years, the Science Editor at the New York Times. Before that, he was Editor of Science. When he publishes an exhaustive argument setting out the reasons for his belief that Covid 19 was developed in, and escaped from, a laboratory in Wuhan, China, it’s worth taking notice.

    https://nicholaswade.medium.com/origin-of-covid-following-the-clues-6f03564c038

    #74750
    Germ
    Participant
    #74751
    Germ
    Participant

    “Effect of ivermectin on COVID-19: A multicenter double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial”

    “A single dose of ivermectin was well-tolerated in symptomatic COVID-19 patients and improved important clinical features of COVID-19 patients including dyspnea, cough, and lymphopenia. Further studies with larger sample sizes, different drug dosages, dosing intervals and durations, especially in different stages of the disease, may help understanding ivermectin’s potential clinical benefits.”

    – “further studies … may help” – hahaha !!

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149291821002010

    And they only used one dose.
    And this after all we now know.

    #74752

    Nicholas Wade was, for 30 years, the Science Editor at the New York Times. Before that, he was Editor of Science. When he publishes an exhaustive argument setting out the reasons for his belief that Covid 19 was developed in, and escaped from, a laboratory in Wuhan, China, it’s worth taking notice.

    And we did of course, on May 6.

    #74753
    Germ
    Participant

    Mexico City had promised to publish an observational study of the Ivermectin intervention impact.
    Here it is, and it is a giant one (n=233,849):

    https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/r93g4/

    Remember the extraordinary, sudden eradication of Covid severity in Mexico City following the distribution of medical kits including ivermectin to all outpatients testing positive since December 2020:

    What a graphic!
    https://tinyurl.com/3wjacse8

    #74754

    Further studies with larger sample sizes, different drug dosages, dosing intervals and durations, especially in different stages of the disease, may help understanding ivermectin’s potential clinical benefits.”

    The main library now includes 92 studies, 52, peer reviewed. Something tells me they could find what they say they want in there, if only they looked.

    #74755
    Django
    Participant

    Germ keep banging your drum.

    #74756
    Dave Note
    Participant

    “If the ADE phenomenon turns out to be valid, then we are in for a wild ride during the next seasonal resurgence of SARS-Cov-2….”

    The more alarmist interpretations I’ve found on ADE from very conservative websites, noticeably the Health Ranger, are flat out saying that ADE will produce millions of deaths in the vaccinated population when their immune systems go into hyper drive cytokine mode.

    The tsunami of lies and misdirection spewing from the MSM-whores makes me think that a massive die off is at least a 50/50 possibility.

    That’s how cynical I’ve become about the ‘narrative’.

    And vaccinating children and babies, well, it’s almost like throwing them into the volcano to appease the Big Pharma Gods.

    #74757
    madamski
    Participant

    Goodbye, Van Morrison

    The Good Germans Jews are goose-stepping themselves into oblivion.

    “The world is not a prison-house but a kind of spiritual kindergarten where millions of bewildered infants are trying to spell God with the wrong blocks.
    — Edwin Arlington Robinson…”

    Thank you for that, V. Arnold.

    #74758
    madamski
    Participant

    At the bottom of the Van Morrison article is a poll bot: How do you feel about this article?

    Happy: 2
    Surprised: 6
    Sad: 8
    Angry: 29

    These being modern times, we don’t know if they’re angry at Van Morrison or the author. JUdging by the comments, most of the angry sentiment is toward the author.

    To control the people with centralized media, you have to maintain at least a modicum of narrative coherence. These guys keep tying one shoe’s laces to the other shoe.

    #74759
    Django
    Participant

    Aldous Huxley has been much on my mind recently since I read the WEF spiel about life in 2030. Nasal Schwab and his pals have the utmost contempt for us. Alarm bells began to ring immediately. The hypothetical citizen of the Brave New World recalled the Delta minus community group chanting I’m so happy I’m not an Alpha they have to think so much . I am happy I’m a Delta. I’m so happy etc.

    So I swotted up my Huxley on the net. Listened to his marvelously posh accent pointing out that 20 percent of us are very easily led , 60 percent fairly easily led who just want an easy life, and 20 percent are not at all suggestible. This seems about right in the present predicament in which we find ourselves.

    #74760
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    WRT the article on Vox.com: The Fed’s socialization of the stock market is little more than an extreme continuation of the very thing that has caused the financial markets to be on a “sugar high” ever since the very end of 2016. Charles Hugh Smith and Chris Martensen are people I listen to because, among other things, they have gone into a lot of detail about the economic distortions this policy choice always creates. I would note that they do continually say that it will imminently all come crashing down, and while they probably will be right about this at some point, it’s not at all clear that this time is anywhere in the near future.

    #74761
    Django
    Participant

    Van the Man is being pilloried for being a conspiracy theorist. The tinfoil milliner. Haha. I wear two tinfoil hats one on top of the other to keep out the MSM deathrays. Best wishes from Catalonia.

    #74762
    Dave Note
    Participant

    He’s a Coincidence Therorist

    Brand new term to replacement the old CIA manufactured one

    #74763
    madamski
    Participant

    @ Django

    Interesting. Just last night I ran across this cartoon-illustrated video of Huxley’s 1958 interview with Mike Wallace. He’s absolutely right… except that at 3:00 he blows his case apart, insomuch as he acknowledges that we’re running out of the energy abundance on which a technodictatorship depends. About the time the Iron Boot is coming down to pin our necks, the robot wearing said boot will creak to a halt from lack of electricity, which is the lifeblood of technodictorship, not to mention our entire civilization.

    Instead, we’ll have chaos, deprivation, and anomie.

    As for this: “So I swotted up my Huxley on the net. Listened to his marvelously posh accent pointing out that 20 percent of us are very easily led , 60 percent fairly easily led who just want an easy life, and 20 percent are not at all suggestible. This seems about right in the present predicament in which we find ourselves.”… the 80/20 rule comes to mind.

    20% unhypnotizable versus 20% hypnotized, with 60% following whichever way the wind blows.

    Should be interesting.

    3 songs. Same fella:

    Abraham, Martin & John

    Written on the Subway Walls

    Here in America

    #74764
    madamski
    Participant

    Regarding digital passports:

    Wristband

    #74765
    Dave Note
    Participant

    What the PTB want you to think Covid is and humanity’s valiant response to it is turning out to be.

    Honking Big Jellyfish

    https://image.dnevnik.hr/media/images/1536xX/Oct2018/61567056.jpg

    #74766
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    The NPR story about the CDC really said it all, better than I ever could have. In that vein, if you have an half-hour to spend just watching videos, this is a pretty stunning video indicting the way President Donald Trump’s irresponsibility exacerbated the pandemic in the USA. And yes, the “Now This” organization may well be a Democratic Party front-group of one kind or another, because the final part of the video exhorts the listener, IIRC, to keep what the video details in mind when voting in the November 2020 USA election.

    #74767
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I just though maybe I should relate this: Last night in the few hours I was able to sleep, my subconscious mind parodied the early response to the pandemic as a very cheesy and melodramatic disaster-movie ala The Andromeda Strain. I think that part of my mind was trying to say, “Don’t you feel silly now about the way you let yourself get swept up in the mindset that was being generated back then?” If even my prone-to-overreaction subconscious mind is clearly saying, “This is really turning into a bunch of ridiculous BS”, I think the jig in this particular regard may soon be up for TPTB.

    #74768
    Dave Note
    Participant

    I never knew jellyfish could get so disturbingly large.

    Hard to imagine bumping into that baby in the Wine Dark Sea

    #74769
    Dave Note
    Participant

    The scuba diver in the photo is carrying a bag of Ivermectin

    #74770
    HerrWerner
    Participant

    I ran into an ideological wall this past week talking to my parents about all things covid. It struck me that these belief-systems we’ve built up in the last 15 months are religions of sorts – each with a unique canon, authorities, and hierarchy (or lack of). I started writing the below as a serious effort to recognize overlaps in the belief systems and where they diverge, so that I can interact with the different groups. My writing rapidly devolved into snark (apologies) but still I see this as a useful mental model for navigating the coming months.

    The Faucists – Generally considered the strictest and most doctrinaire of the covid faiths. Followers are identified by layers of cloth worn about the face, especially in absurd places like driving alone in your car or outside on a sunny day. Their canon is an inflexible belief system; the mentioning of new data or questioning core beliefs is interpreted as a personal attack punishable by death or a sanctimonious tweet. Followers are formally confirmed in a public ceremony known as Getting the Jab. The group proselytizes aggressively. The teachings of its living prophet, known for his capricious and often self-inconsistent decrees, are handed down daily through US media outlets. Faucists are sometimes confused with other related sects with overlapping beliefs, among them Covidians, Maskholes and Karens, who look upon each other (and everybody else) with mutual hatred.

    The Ceedeeceeists – Perhaps the most secular of the modern covid faiths, is favored by CEOs, governors, local officials, and health ministries. It is a half-assed faith, partly drawn from the same canonical teachings as the Faucists, but without any real conviction and mostly followed in order to CYA. Rote memorization and passing along diktats from above without much thought is an expectation for the faithful. Depressingly hierarchical, most of its canon is merely baggage and inertia carried forward from previous bad decisions. The proclamations of its high-caste priests are often harsh on the populace but generally ineffective at stopping or treating covid.

    The WHOists – This faith shares its lineage with the Ceedeeceeists, but on an international scale. Its leadership is considered by many to be an ossified bureaucracy; its procedures and the need to diplomatically “go along to get along” render it slow to react to new findings. Fun fact: uttering their forbidden word – pronounced “woo-hahn” – can trigger the faithful and could result in death or (even worse!) cancelling your grant funding.

    The Greatbarringtons – an amorphous faith encompassing a wide subset of belief systems; there is no strict hierarchy or belief requirement; self-education, personal study and questioning are valued in this Lattitudinarian and pantheistic faith. Perhaps the most scientific-minded of any of the modern covid faiths, followers’ beliefs, though wide-ranging, clash in almost every aspect with the Faucists. In stark contrast to many of the other faiths, its core tenets are non-canonical; they are ever-changing as new data becomes available and scientists do their fucking jobs. As an example, they believe that lockdowns might have been justified at first but have harsh downsides and deserve a societal discussion of pros and cons, rather than slavish acceptance. They also accept the use of medical treatments considered heretical particularly by Faucists; favoring cheap off-patent substances in their ceremonies. While Greatbarringtons appear to be one of the smaller faiths, its numbers are growing and they are getting pretty pissed.

    The Dgafs – (pronounced de-GAFFs) as their name suggests, do not think covid is a huge threat. Followers often see societal reactions to covid as overreaching, even fascistic. Some began their faith-journey as DGAFs, others left stricter Faucism or Maskholeism after harsh reality caused a personal crisis of faith. Many of its followers are wage-earners, small business owners, restaurateurs and other groups. Many were praised as “essential workers” but never got a raise in return for their heightened risk, and never got bailed out by big-guvmint check or had the luxury of that “work from home” bullshit. Many of its followers came down with covid, had to suffer through it, and get on with life because they have bills to pay and lives to lead. Note that young, attractive “party people inna house” make up another large but unrelated constituency of followers.

    #74771
    Django
    Participant

    Thanks for that. To tell you the truth it didn’t occur to me that the song was anti-Semitic. ‘They’ being Mammonites rather than Israelites. Looks like he’s being smeared in a similar way to Dr.Yeadon being accused of being Islamophobic. They aren’t accusing their enemies of kiddy fiddling these days. I wonder why not…

    #74772
    zerosum
    Participant

    More myths
    truth
    bullshit
    essential workers
    intellectual property rules
    The disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street
    employment numbers
    the economy is still on a recovery footing
    adverse effects
    economy is based on wrong ideas and unrealistic expectations
    belief
    tsunami of lies and misdirection
    narrative coherence
    easily led
    all come crashing down
    conspiracy theorist
    tinfoil
    c19ivermectin.com/

    #74773
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/08/politics/chinese-rocket-earth-reentry/index.html
    The European Space Agency has predicted a “risk zone” that encompasses “any portion of Earth’s surface between about 41.5N and 41.5S latitude” — which includes virtually all of the Americas south of New York, all of Africa and Australia, parts of Asia south of Japan and Europe’s Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece.

    #74774
    madamski
    Participant

    @ Mister Roboto

    Yes, Trump’s inability to keep his shoelaces on their respective shoes did him in politically, even with/without election-tampering, and exacerbated das kovidian nightmare. I cannot conceive of Trump NOT selling out selling out is his entire M.O.

    But Trump selling out is not like most politicians selling out. Trump simply cannot remain loyal to anything except his massively paranoiac persecution complex. So, when I say that he sold out, I mean: manipulated. How? Imagine a room full of mirrors as a maze to gardually rein him in via his myriad reflections and lead him to the exit. It took TPTB a few years but by the time Trump was halfway through his term, the signs of, um, ‘directional fatigue’ were evident in Trump, who became something like an old bull charging at every red flag that his handlers/detractors waved at him. By handlers, I do not mean persons he took orders from. I mean persons who’d gotten a handle on how to lure his wanton willfulness into a corner.

    In a sense, banning Trump from media is a bad desperate arrogant move by TPTB, for now they don’t have him to blame nor do they have his erratic nonsense to use as deceptive camouflage. They’re so stupid, TPTB. But the 80% apparently do not believe they can be manipulated, and so are easily led even by mutant morons (like, for example, Trump or even Biden).

    One has to admit one is a fool in order to overcome one’s folly. This self-acknowledgement is too painful for the overhwleming majority of the people.

    Trump is the man who recently bragged about initiating the (disastrous) vakzine program we are currently resisting… after spending a year telling people that covid was a fluff job.

    #74775
    madamski
    Participant

    @ Herr Werner

    I’m pretty sure you win today’s internet. Bravo, sir. Well done.

    #74776
    madamski
    Participant

    Dgaf means Don’t Give A Fuck?

    #74777
    madamski
    Participant

    “SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has genes composed of RNA, and Jaenisch, Young, and co-authors contend that on rare occasions an enzyme in human cells may copy the viral sequences into DNA and slip them into our chromosomes. The enzyme, reverse transcriptase, is encoded by LINE-1 elements, sequences that litter 17% of the human genome and represent artifacts of ancient infections by retroviruses.”

    Remove the fussy details from this and you have something that even a medical ignormaus like me has known for weeks via a simple google. It is NOT hypothetical that “reverse transcriptase” can jump tracks. It is axiomatic in the definition, yea, even the very name of “reverse transcriptase”.

    The very concept is canonical in mainstream evolution theory wherein accidental mutations are what have created the diversity of life forms on dear old Terra. It is canonical in the name “messwenger RNA” if one factors that in with information entropy (most commonly known through Shannon’s work).

    Information Theory

    “Information theory is the scientific study of the quantification, storage, and communication of digital information.”

    DNA is digital.

    “A key measure in information theory is entropy. Entropy quantifies the amount of uncertainty involved in the value of a random variable or the outcome of a random process. For example, identifying the outcome of a fair coin flip (with two equally likely outcomes) provides less information (lower entropy) than specifying the outcome from a roll of a die (with six equally likely outcomes). Some other important measures in information theory are mutual information, channel capacity, error exponents, and relative entropy. Important sub-fields of information theory include source coding, algorithmic complexity theory, algorithmic information theory, and information-theoretic security.”

    It’s a glorified version of Murphy’s Law. Things CAN go wrong with “safe” RNA artifacts, and therefore will. Again, it’s axiomatic.

    #74778
    madamski
    Participant

    ‘It is canonical in the name “messwenger RNA” ‘

    in which a typo demonstrates my point: typos happen.

    #74779
    zerosum
    Participant

    More myths

    Top 10 Absurdities of the COVID Pandemic

    #10 – One-way traffic rules in supermarket aisles
    #9 – COVID is Trump’s fault
    #8 – Teachers can’t go back to work, but everyone else can
    #7 – It was xenophobic for Trump to halt travel from China
    #6 – Fifteen days to slow the spread
    #5 – President Joe Biden: “Help is on the way”
    #4 – The response by The World Health Organization
    #3 – Blue states did it better
    #2 – Get the vaccine, but keep doing all of the other stuff
    #1 – Wear two masks
    EXTRA
    the word vaccine.
    gullible and duped

    #74780
    Germ
    Participant

    In a public comment to the CDC, molecular biologist and toxicologist Dr. Janci Chunn Lindsay, Ph.D., called to immediately halt Covid vaccine production and distribution. Citing fertility, blood-clotting concerns (coagulopathy), and immune escape, Dr. Lindsay explained to the committee the scientific evidence showing that the coronavirus vaccines are not safe.

    On April 23, 2021, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices held a meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The focus of this ACIP meeting was blood clotting disorders following Covid vaccines. Dr. Janci Chunn Lindsay spoke to the CDC during the time set aside for public comment.

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