Jun 182021
 


Roy Lichtenstein Crying girl 1964

 

Kids, Adults Have Similar Seroprevalence (HT)
Avalanche of Numbers (D’Eramo)
VAERS ID: 1026783 (OpenVaers)
Hong Kong Pays Off 3 Patients Who Suffered “Adverse” Reaction To Vaccines (ZH)
Vaccine Passports: Business Rights vs Personal Freedom (Smith)
Scientist Backing Probe Into Wuhan Lab: We Waited Because Of Trump (DW)
The Real B3W-NATO Agenda (Escobar)
Swexit (Streeck)
The Role Of Public Debt And Private Debt In The Next Crisis (Steve Keen)
Lifting The Mask (Edward Snowden)

 

 

 

 

Biden + Kamala vaccines
https://twitter.com/i/status/1405804353240420353

 

 

Dr. Byram Bridle

 

 

Has India reached herd immunity?

Kids, Adults Have Similar Seroprevalence (HT)

The exposure of children to Covid-19 has been similar to adults’, a serological surveillance study spearheaded by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has found, addressing fears that a third wave of Covid-19 could disproportionately affect children. The seroprevalence, presence of virus-fighting antibodies against Sars-CoV-2, among children was 55.7% across five study sites, in comparison to 63.5% among adults — the difference was judged to be statistically insignificant. In Delhi, which was one of the five sites for the study, the researchers found that 74.7% of the population – both children and adults – had been exposed to the infection. This is much higher seroprevalence than the state government’s survey from January where 56.1% were found to have antibodies against the virus.

The samples for the AIIMS study were collected between April and May, and would not have detected antibodies of those who got the infection during the second wave. There was also an urban-rural divide in prevalence in Delhi-NCR. As compared to the 74.7% in urban settlements of South Delhi, the prevalence was 59.3% in villages of Delhi and Ballabhgarh. “Results show that a large majority of the population had already been infected by the time we conducted the study at Delhi urban site which belongs to lower and middle socioeconomic strata population and very congested neighbourhood,” the study said. With all locations other than Delhi being rural, the average seroprevalence in rural areas stood at 58.8% as per the study. The highest seroprevalence was found in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh where 87.9% of the people had been exposed to the infection.

More importantly, the seroprevalence among children and adults in the same regions were similar. “Wherever the prevalence of antibodies was high among the adults, it was high among the children, busting the myth that so far children have been less affected. The thing is, the binding of the virus to the human cell receptors is not very good in children and hence they mostly develop either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic infection,” said Dr Sanjay Rai, one of the authors of the study and the head of the department of community medicine at the AIIMS. He added, “People have been saying that after the young, the third wave will impact children more. The fact is most of them have been already exposed to the infection along with their families. And, numerous studies have now shown that natural infection can provide better and longer protection against a second infection.”

Read more …

More India.

Avalanche of Numbers (D’Eramo)

In the last few weeks, a report has been circulating in the online fora of the ultranationalist Indian diaspora. Its author, Shantanu Gupta, an ideologue closely associated with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatya Janata Party, ‘tracked the coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic in India of 6 global publications – BBC, the Economist, the Guardian, Washington Post, New York Times and CNN – via web search results over a 14-month period’. His argument is that these outlets have distorted and exaggerated the effects of coronavirus in India. On what does Gupta base this thesis? On the fact that all these sources have used absolute numbers rather than cases per million. By the latter metric, we are told, ‘India is one of the better performing countries on the global map’. Here he is undoubtedly correct.

Countless times this spring we’ve seen the dramatic, record-shattering daily death counts from India, as it reportedly became the country with the third highest Covid deaths in the world. A quick look at these records: deaths in India reached their highest level on May 18th, with 4,525 per day. The USA topped this morbid leaderboard on January 12th with slightly lower numbers: 4,466. The UK reached its peak on January 20th, with 1,823 daily deaths; Italy on December 3rd with 993.

The problem is, India’s population stands at 1.392 billion. The USA’s is just 332 million, while the UK and Italy have 68 and 60 million respectively. If, then, we were to count the number of deaths per million inhabitants, ranking the highest daily death count yields quite different results: the UK holds a strong lead, with 28 deaths a day per million inhabitant; Italy is in second place with 17; the USA follows with 14; and India comes last, with just 3 per million inhabitants. Regarding the total number of deaths per million since the beginning of the pandemic, each country is almost identical, the only change coming at the very top: Italy clinches gold with 2,091 deaths per million, the UK 1,873, the USA 1,836, and India just 243.

One might argue that Indian statistics are unreliable (a fair objection, no doubt), due to the impossibility of accurately recording deaths in slums and other deprived areas. We now know that the true Covid death count in Peru was around triple the official figure. But multiply the Indian death count by four and it would still be inferior to that of more developed countries with far higher per capita incomes such as the USA, UK and Italy.

So has the pandemic in India been a bed of roses, as Modi has repeated for around a year, and as Gupta still maintains? Not at all. Try selling this to the families brought to ruin buying oxygen tanks on the black market or rooms in facilities with ventilators, or to the millions of precarious workers sent back home on foot, without a penny or subsidy to speak of. Even if, epidemiologically, Covid has not hit India more violently than other countries, it nonetheless spelled catastrophe for the health service and the wider economy. The numbers presented to underscore India’s Covid ‘tragedy’ in reality told an entirely different story. They were a testament to the brutal inequality of Indian society and the awful state of its health service: underfunded, staffed with underpaid workers, and lacking all kinds of vital equipment.

Malone

Read more …

Can vaccinated pilots be trusted to fly a plane?

VAERS ID: 1026783 (OpenVaers)

AGE: 33| SEX: M|State: MS. i noticed a headache in the very top of my head within an hour of getting the vaccine. i thought it was normal because everyone i know said they got a headache from it. over the next few hours, the pain moved down the back of my neck and became a burning sensation at the bottom of my skull. the pain was not excruciating but was constant. i thought it would eventually go away. i’m a pilot and fly for a living. two days after receiving the vaccine i flew my plane and immediately noticed something was wrong with me. i was having a very hard time focusing. approximately 2 hours into my flying i felt sudden and extreme pressure in my head and nearly blacked out.

i immediately landed and stopped flying. two days later i tried flying again and the exact same thing happened again after 20 minutes. the burning in my neck intensified and was now accompanied by dizziness, nausea, disorientation, confusion, uncontrollable shaking, and tinkling in my toes and fingers. i immediately went to my hometown doctor and he diagnosed me with vertigo. he prescribed me meclizine on friday 02/05/2021. i took the medicine as prescribed all weekend with no relief. monday 02/08/2021 i made an appointment for that wednesday at the institute.

during wednesday 02/10/2021-02/11/2021 i had roughly 10-15 test performed on me including balance, eye and hearing test, ct scan, mri, and measured my spinal fluid pressure. the physician determined on 02/11/2021 that i had an allergic reaction to the pfizer covid vaccine the severely increased the pressure in my spinal cord and brain stem. that pressure causes my vision problems and ultimately ruptured my left inner ear breaking off several crystals in the process. i cannot fly with this condition. i’m currently taking diamox to reduce the pressure in my spinal cord and brain stem.

BA pilots

Read more …

Vaccination Indemnity Fund.

Hong Kong Pays Off 3 Patients Who Suffered “Adverse” Reaction To Vaccines (ZH)

For the first time since its mass-vaccination campaign kicked off three months ago, Hong Kong’s vaccination indemnity fund has paid out a total of HK$450,000 ($58,000) as compensation for patients who suffered particularly severe reactions to inoculation against COVID. Out of more than 3MM doses of vaccines that have been administered in the city-state since February, HK’s Food and Health Bureau said it had received 74 applications for compensation as of June 10, 58 of which were still being processed. As of Sunday, 3,605 people had reported an adverse reaction to their jabs, roughly 0.12% of all vaccination recipients. Only 1.2MM, or 16.3% of the city’s population, has been fully vaccinated.


Awards were given to patients whose reactions were deemed especially severe. “The principles of severity assessment include fairness to applicants, prudent use of public funding, transparency to the public, and based on medical science,” the bureau said in a statement. “Severity of individual cases is subject to case-by-case assessment according to their circumstances.” The compensation figures were revealed while authorities also confirmed a new imported case from Sri Lanka, which brought the city’s official tally to 11,881, with 210 related deaths. So far 21 deaths have been recorded involving people who received a jab two weeks before dying, although no connection has been made between he vaccination and the deaths, according to the state authorities.

Read more …

“Do private property rights and free markets extend to them as well, even if their goal is the destruction of the very principles of freedom we hold dear?”

Vaccine Passports: Business Rights vs Personal Freedom (Smith)

The formation of totalitarianism is often insidious in that it is almost always sold to the public as “humanitarian”; a solution for the greater good of the greater number. But beyond that, tyrants will also exploit the ideals of the target population and use these principles against them. Like weaknesses in the armor of a free society, our ideals of freedom are not necessarily universally applicable at all times and in all circumstances; we have to place some limits in order to prevent oligarchy from using liberalism as a tool to gain a foothold. This battle for balance is the defining drama of all societies that endeavor to be free. It might sound hypocritical, and your typical anarchist and some libertarians will completely dismiss the notion that there should be any limits to what people (or companies) can do, especially when it comes to their private property.

But at what point do private property rights encroach on the rights of others? Is it simply black and white? Does anything go? The bottom line is, in the wake of covid controls and mass online censorship, it is time for those of us in the liberty movement to have a frank discussion about where the line is for the rights of businesses. The problem went mainstream initially a few years back when Big Tech companies that control the majority of social media sites decided that they were going to start actively targeting conservative users with shadow bans and outright censorship. Here’s the thing: If we are talking about smaller websites run by private individuals, then yes, I would argue in defense of their right to remove anyone from their site for almost any reason.

Their website is their property, and much like their home they can do whatever they want within it. Denial of access to an average website is not going to damage the ability of a person to live their normal lives, nor will it fundamentally restrict their ability to share information with others. There are always other websites. But what if we are talking about massive international conglomerates? Should these corporations be given the same free rein to do as they wilt? Do private property rights and free markets extend to them as well, even if their goal is the destruction of the very principles of freedom we hold dear? And, what if a host of small businesses in a given place decide they are going to implement freedom crushing mandates along with major corporations? What if they are all manipulated by government incentives or pressure? What if governments do not need to implement totalitarianism directly at first because businesses are doing it for them? Do the dynamics of private property change in this case?

Read more …

“..a xenophobic cousin to climate change denialism and anti-vaxxism..”

Scientist Backing Probe Into Wuhan Lab: We Waited Because Of Trump (DW)

A scientist that signed onto a letter recently backing a probe in the possibility that the coronavirus pandemic originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology admitted in an interview this week that she and other scientists did not come forward sooner to back the possibility that the pandemic originated in a lab because they did not want “to be associated with Trump.” NBC News reports: Chan was one of 18 scientists who published a letter in the journal Science last month calling for a more in-depth investigation into the virus’s origin that takes into account theories about both natural occurrence and laboratory spillovers. The letter helped kick-start a new round of calls to investigate the “lab leak hypothesis,” including demands from President Joe Biden and several leading scientists.

The report noted that numerous experts in the field have said that little-to-no evidence has emerged over the last year or so and that the only thing that has changed is the “context and circumstances” around the debate of the pandemic’s origins. The report continued: “Chan said there had been trepidation among some scientists about publicly discussing the lab leak hypothesis for fear that their words could be misconstrued or used to support racist rhetoric about how the coronavirus emerged. Trump fueled accusations that the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a research lab in the city where the first Covid-19 cases were reported, was connected to the outbreak…” “At the time, it was scarier to be associated with Trump and to become a tool for racists, so people didn’t want to publicly call for an investigation into lab origins,” Chan claimed in the interview.

Scientists rushed to downplay the possibility that the pandemic could have originated in the lab by publishing a letter in The Lancet that cast it “as a xenophobic cousin to climate change denialism and anti-vaxxism,” Vanity Fair reported. “The Lancet statement effectively ended the debate over COVID-19’s origins before it began.” “To Gilles Demaneuf, following along from the sidelines, it was as if it had been ‘nailed to the church doors,’ establishing the natural origin theory as orthodoxy,” the report added. “‘Everyone had to follow it. Everyone was intimidated. That set the tone.’” Former CDC Director Robert Redfield said this week that he believes that the pandemic originated in the lab and that those who moved to shut down the lab leak theory were “very anti-science.”

Read more …

It’s all one big movement.

The Real B3W-NATO Agenda (Escobar)

For those spared the ordeal of sifting through the NATO summit communique, here’s the concise low down: Russia is an “acute threat” and China is a “systemic challenge”. NATO, of course, are just a bunch of innocent kids building castles in a sandbox. Those were the days when Lord Hastings Lionel Ismay, NATO’s first secretary-general, coined the trans-Atlantic purpose: to “keep the Soviet Union out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.” The Raging Twenties remix reads like “keep the Americans in, the EU down and Russia-China contained”. So the North Atlantic (italics mine) organization has now relocated all across Eurasia, fighting what it describes as “threats from the East”. Well, that’s a step beyond Afghanistan – the intersection of Central and South Asia – where NATO was unceremoniously humiliated by a bunch of Pashtuns with Kalashnikovs.

Russia remains the top threat – mentioned 63 times in the communiqué. Current top NATO chihuahua Jens Stoltenberg says NATO won’t simply “mirror” Russia: it will de facto outspend it and surround it with multiple battle formations, as “we now have implemented the biggest reinforcements of our collective defense since the end of the Cold War”. The communiqué is adamant: the only way for military spending is up. Context: the total “defense” budget of the 30 NATO members will grow by 4.1% in 2021, reaching a staggering $1.049 trillion ($726 billion from the US, $323 billion from assorted allies). After all, “threats from the East” abound. From Russia, there are all those hypersonic weapons that baffle NATO generals; those large-scale exercises near the borders of NATO members; constant airspace violations; military integration with that “dictator” in Belarus.

As for the threats from China – South China Sea, Taiwan, the Indo-Pacific overall – it was up to the G7 to come up with a plan. Enter “green”, “inclusive” Build Back Better World (B3W), billed as the Western “alternative” to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). B3W respects “our values” – which clownish British PM Boris Johnson could not help describing as building infrastructure in a more “gender neutral” or “feminine” way – and, further on down the road, will remove goods produced with forced labor (code for Xinjiang) from supply chains. The White House has its own B3W spin: that’s a “values-driven, high-standard, and transparent infrastructure partnership” which will be “mobilizing private-sector capital in four areas of focus – climate, health and health security, digital technology, and gender equality – with catalytic investments from our respective development institutions”

Read more …

“..that a foreign court with foreign judges should be allowed to overrule a majority of the Swiss people proved incompatible with the Swiss idea of democracy..”

Swexit (Streeck)

On May 26, the Swiss government declared an end to year-long negotiations with the European Union on a so-called Institutional Framework Agreement that was to consolidate and extend the roughly one hundred bilateral treaties now regulating relations between the two sides. Negotiations began in 2014 and were concluded four years later, but Swiss domestic opposition got in the way of ratification. In subsequent years Switzerland sought reassurance essentially on four issues: permission to continue state assistance to its large and flourishing small business sector; immigration and the right to limit it to workers rather than having to admit all citizens of EU member states; protection of the (high) wages in the globally very successful Swiss export industries; and the jurisdiction, claimed by the EU, of the Court of Justice of the European Union over legal disagreements on the interpretation of joint treaties.

As no progress was made, the prevailing impression in Switzerland became that the framework agreement was in fact to be a domination agreement, and as such too close to EU membership, which the Swiss had rejected in a national referendum in 1992 when they voted against joining the European Economic Area. There are interesting parallels with the UK and Brexit. Both countries, in their different ways, have developed varieties of democracy distinguished by a deep commitment to a sort of majoritarian popular sovereignty that requires national sovereignty. This makes it difficult for them to enter into external relations that constrain the collective will-formation of their citizenry. Britain of course partly solved this problem by becoming the centre of an empire, as opposed to being included in one, defending its national sovereignty by appropriating the national sovereignty of others; while Switzerland became forever neutral and ready to defend itself, as de Gaulle had put it for France, tous azimuts.

Constitutionally, British popular sovereignty resides in a parliament that is not bound by a written constitution and can therefore decide everything with a simple majority, no two-thirds or other supermajority ever required. Also, there is no constitutional court that could get in Parliament’s way, nor can the second chamber, the House of Lords. That a supreme court like the EU Court of Justice should be entitled to overrule the British parliament was always fundamentally incompatible with the British idea of democracy-cum-sovereignty, and became a major source of British popular discontent with the EU, leading to Brexit and undoing Brentry. Similarly, that a foreign court with foreign judges should be allowed to overrule a majority of the Swiss people proved incompatible with the Swiss idea of democracy, standing in the way of Swentry and thereby making a future Swexit dispensable.

Read more …

Private debt is the ignored killer.

The Role Of Public Debt And Private Debt In The Next Crisis (Steve Keen)

Their roles are opposite in any crisis, like two sides of a see-saw: private debt causes crises, and public debt, to some extent, ends them. But conventional economic theory gets this completely wrong, by ignoring private debt, while seeing government debt as a problem rather than a solution. The conventional economic argument is firstly, that private debt simply transfers spending power from one private person to another—the debtor has more money to spend when money is borrowed, the creditor has more to spend when debt is repaid. In the aggregate, this cancels out: the borrower’s spending power rises when debt is rising and falls when it is falling, but the lender’s spending power goes in the opposite direction. They claim, therefore, that changes in the level of private debt have very little impact on the economy.

As Ben Bernanke put it in his book Essays on the Great Depression, “pure redistributions should have no significant macroeconomic effects” (Bernanke 2000, p. 24). On the other hand, they see government debt as “crowding out” the private sector, by competing with private borrowers for the available stock of “loanable funds”, and thus driving up the interest rate—the price of borrowed money. Excessive government deficits add to the demand for money, drive up interest rates, and therefore reduce private investment, and hence the rate of economic growth. As Gregory Mankiw puts it in his influential textbook, “government borrowing reduces national saving and crowds out capital accumulation” (Mankiw 2016, pp. 556-57).

This is why the Maastricht Treaty put limits on government debt and deficits, but completely ignored private debt and credit. Spain shows the impact of this conventional attitude to debt: while government debt halved from 72% to 36% GDP from the introduction of the Euro until just after the Global Financial Crisis in 2007, private debt almost trebled, from 88% of GDP to a peak of 227% of GDP in 2010.

The USA shows a similar pattern—unrestrained growth in private debt until the crisis, government debt growing after it in response to the collapse of demand as credit turned negative.

Read more …

Snowden wants to make the internet have integrity again.

Lifting The Mask (Edward Snowden)

Since 2013, it feels as though the world has accelerated, when really only the rate of opinion has — through the sheer speed and volume of bite-sized algorithmically “curated” social media. On Facebook, and especially on Twitter, plots and characters appear and vanish in moments, imparting emotions, but never lessons, because who has time for those? The only thing that most of us manage to take away from social media, besides the occasional chuckle, is an updated roster of villains — the daily roll-call of transgressors and transgressions. This is the reality of the fully commercialized mainstream internet: our exposure to an indigestible mass of shortest-form opinions that are purposefully selected by algorithms to agitate us on platforms that are designed to record and memorialize our most agitated, reflexive responses.

These responses are, in turn, elevated in proportion to their controversy to the attention — and prejudice — of the crowd. In the resulting zero-sum blood sport that public reputation requires, combatants are incentivized to occupy the most conventionally defensible positions, which reduces all politics to ideology and splinters the polis into squabbling tribes. The products of the irreconcilable differences this process produces are nothing more than well-divided “audiences,” made available to the influence of advertisers, and all that it cost us was the very foundation of civil society: tolerance. For this reason, I’d like to do my part in encouraging a return to longer forms of thinking and writing, which provide more room for nuance and more opportunity for establishing consensus or, at the very least, respecting a diversity of perspective and, you know, science.

I want to revive the original spirit of the older, pre-commercial internet, with its bulletin boards, newsgroups, and blogs — if not in form, then in function. The utopianism of these blogs might seem as quaint today as the sites’ graphics (and glamorous MIDI audio), but whatever those outlets lacked in sophisticated design, they more than made up for in curiosity and intelligence and in their fostering of originality and experimentation. They were, when it comes down to it, not curated and templated “platforms” so much as direct expressions of the creative primacy of the individual.

Read more …

 

We try to run the Automatic Earth on donations. Since ad revenue has collapsed, you are now not just a reader, but an integral part of the process that builds this site. Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

 

Support the Automatic Earth in virustime. Click at the top of the sidebars to donate with Paypal and Patreon.

 

Home Forums Debt Rattle June 18 2021

  • This topic has 97 replies, 29 voices, and was last updated 1 year ago by Dr. D.
Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 97 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #77623

    Roy Lichtenstein Crying girl 1964   • Kids, Adults Have Similar Seroprevalence (HT) • Avalanche of Numbers (D’Eramo) • VAERS ID: 1026783 (OpenVae
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle June 18 2021]

    #77624
    SeaBirds
    Participant

    Quoted from the New Zealand Herald 10th of June 2021:

    “Feihe, China’s largest infant formula maker, said sales would drop sharply in the next one to two years since many women cannot bear children within six months of coronavirus vaccination – and thus delaying births.”

    CHINA: Belief re pregnancy after vax

    Adverse effects from Chinese vaccines?
    As we all know, none of the vaccines have been tested properly.

    #77625
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Well, Mr. Snowden, I, for one, miss the tacky website graphics and the “glamorous MIDI audio” of Internet 1.0. That the blog-comments here are so structured like the message-boards of old is part of the reason I find myself drawn here. 😉

    #77626
    Dimitri
    Participant

    Snowden should stick to short messages. Longer pieces are not his forte.

    #77627
    Germ
    Participant

    Interesting chat between Jim Kunstler and Chris Martenson.

    https://www.stitcher.com/episode/84793408

    Not much that folks around here don’t already know, but good to have confirmation.

    One significant error that Chris makes is when he describes the fragility of the mRNA in the jab and the ease with which the body can metabolise and clear it out.

    In fact, for the scientists among you, they replaced the usually occuring Uracil base with “pseudo Uracil”. This was done to make the mRNA more resilient to degrading. I.e. even worse for the unlucky recipients.

    Pseudouridine

    #77628
    VietnamVet
    Participant

    Brett Weinstein’s “How to save the world in three easy ways” (the start is clipped above) is well worth the three hours and putting up with the loud serial entrepreneur and the too quiet scientist. Censorship and ostracization are real. Facebook has taken the video down. But linked podcasts can be googled. This video is too close to the truth. The discussion of science in the coronavirus pandemic is banned. Unpatentable treatments ignored. The question is by who? Perhaps, a dark force of Imperialists guided by group-think, money and hubris are the ones who have cost the West trillions of dollars in lost economic spending, grief and millions dead to generate a few more pharmaceutical billionaires.

    Clearly, the statement that mRNA vaccines are safe and effective is a lie. The real problem is that the risks are unknown. To earn a living, travel, receive acute medical or dental treatment, relief from long-COVID symptoms; vaccination may be worth the risks; especially if otherwise healthy and past the age of reproduction. Cancer is an unknown risk down the road. But the PR marketing is that there is absolutely no risk. But, indeed, you have no idea of how many empty chambers there are when you play jab Russian Roulette. It is criminal that there is no strenuous surveillance of the outcomes of the mRNA jabs nor a determination how effective the vaccines are in preventing transmission. The failure of the public health system is a deadly debacle

    The West is incapable of keeping its people healthy. Extracting wealth for the 1% from everyone else is the game being played. There is no alternative.

    #77630
    John Day
    Participant

    https://www.johndayblog.com/

    ​Russian President Vladimir Putin said his meeting with President Biden in Switzerland on Wednesday was hostility-free, adding that “on the contrary … it was very constructive.” Putin described Biden as a “balanced and professional man, and it’s clear that he’s very experienced,” and said “it seems to me that we did speak the same language.”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/putin-portrait-biden-drawn-media-has-nothing-do-reality

    ​Oh, “we” got something. We kept Germany as an ally; maybe more, but it’s secret. What about that cyber-crime cooperation? Great Reset? Non-aggression pact?
    ​ ​Appearing on Hannity, Trump noted “We gave a very big stage to Russia, and we got nothing.”
    He continued, “We gave up something that was unbelievably valuable. I stopped the pipeline, NordStream II, and the pipeline was stopped, and it was given back [to Germany and Russia] and nothing was gotten for it.”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/trump-biden-putin-meeting-it-was-very-good-day-russia

    ​Moon of Alabama summarizes the 2 hour summit:
    There were a few results:
    The ambassadors of both sides, who had been recalled from Washington and Moscow, will return to their posts.
    There will be new expert rounds about cybersecurity.
    There may be talks about an exchange of prisoners.
    There will be new rounds about security, which means strategic nuclear weapons.
    A joint statement by both sides about Strategic Stability has been posted in Russian on the Kremlin site (machine translation):
    Today we reaffirm our adherence to the principle that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and should never be unleashed.
    To achieve these goals, Russia and the United States will soon launch a comprehensive bilateral dialogue on strategic stability, which will be substantive and energetic. Through this dialogue, we aim to lay the foundation for future arms control and risk mitigation measures.
    That is a very important result and the upcoming talks will be interesting. The U.S. will have to end its Missile Defense Program if it wants limits on any of the new strategic weapon types Russia has introduced.
    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/06/summit-summary.html

    #77631
    John Day
    Participant

    https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/06/constructive-discussions.html

    Questioning the timeline of ersatz-reality again…
    I had a patient almost die of multi-organ infection in November-December 2019. All the hospital found was “coronavirus”, nothing.
    ​ ​Confidential documents have surfaced in a Confidentiality Agreement between the U.S. National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Moderna showing they transferred “potential coronavirus vaccine candidates” to the University of North Carolina, on December 12, 2019
    . . . which was nineteen (19) days BEFORE the outbreak of novel coronavirus in China!
    https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/documents-u-s-gov-t-sent-mrna-coronavirus-vaccine-candidates-to-university-researchers-weeks-before-covid-outbreak-in-china-how-did-they-know-unless-they-caused-it

    ​This experiment was carried out in Central America, too. The special tetanus vaccine causes “spontaneous” abortion.
    ​ ​This “vaccine” against pregnancy was developed by Dr G.P. Talwar in 1972. The idea is to produce antibodies to the pregnancy hormone, such that the women would not be able to carry a normal pregnancy. Women who were pregnant would abort and those not pregnant would be rendered infertile. The report is indeed disturbing. A few months earlier an article entitled “HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World” was published by Oller and colleagues in the Open Access Library Journal.
    ​ ​The Oller report described young women in Kenya who were vaccinated with this “Talwar vaccine” on the pretext of preventing maternal and neonatal (baby) tetanus. Many of the samples of the tetanus vaccine that tested positive for hCG was sourced from the Serum Institute of India.
    ​ ​The vaccine programme was promoted by the WHO and the Kenyan government, funded by the Gates Foundation. Mothers-to-be were encouraged to take the vaccine to prevent tetanus in their unborn babies, without being told that the vaccine would prevent the baby from ever being born.

    Ethical questions surround vaccine to reduce fertility

    #77632
    John Day
    Participant

    The rationale of an unvaccinated worker transmitting COVID to a vulnerable patient seems to hold similarly well for those vaccinated, since the vaccines are “non-sterilizing”, in the current parlance, not really doing much for the innate immune system in the nasopharynx.

    I have been following, for almost a year, “the Linux of COVID vaccines”, an open source nasal spray vaccine, developed in Finland, and languishing for over a year, due to lack of political/monetary backing. Nobody can make billions on it.

    This from this March:

    Finland Had a Patent-Free COVID-19 Vaccine Nine Months Ago — But Still Went With Big Pharma
    Saksela’s team has had a patent-free COVID-19 vaccine ready since May 2020, which they dubbed “the Linux of vaccines” in a nod to the famous open-source operating system that also originated from Finland…
    They believe their nasal spray, built on well-established technology and know-how, is safe and highly effective.
    “It’s a finished product, in the sense that the formulation will no longer change in any way with further testing,” Saksela says. “With what we have, we could inoculate the whole population of Finland tomorrow.” …
    In the mainstream narrative, the first-generation COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca are typically presented as an illustration of how markets incentivize and accelerate vital innovation. In reality, the fact that the profit motive is the overriding force shaping medical research has been devastating — particularly in a global pandemic. The Finnish vaccine provides a striking case study of the many ways in which the contemporary patent-based funding model has slowed down vaccine development, and how it currently hampers the possibility of conducting effective mass-inoculation campaigns.
    “We felt it was our duty to start developing this type of alternative,” says professor Kalle Saksela, chair of the Department of Virology at the University of Helsinki. “Back in the spring, I still thought that surely some public entity will get involved and start pushing it forward. Turns out that no situation is urgent enough to compel the state to start actively pursuing something like this.”
    https://jacobinmag.com/2021/02/finland-vaccine-covid-patent-ip

    #77633
    Germ
    Participant

    “Bioethics of Experimental COVID Vaccine Deployment under EUA: It’s time we stop and look at what’s going down.”

    Dr Robert Malone, the discoverer of in-vitro and in-vivo RNA transfection and the inventor of mRNA vaccines, at the Salk Institute in 1988.

    Bioethics of Experimental COVID Vaccine Deployment under EUA: It’s time we stop and look at what’s going down.

    #77634
    Germ
    Participant

    Mississippi — 33 year old pilot can no longer tolerate altitude after the Pfizer jab. No prior medical issues.

    https://www.openvaers.com/covid-data/covid-full-data/1026783

    #77635
    Germ
    Participant

    “A British Airways airline pilot found dead at a well-known mountain trail bike park: A post mortem examination showed two conditions, abdominal trauma and haemoperitoneum, but no cause of death had yet been ascertained”

    Airline pilot in mystery death

    #77636
    Germ
    Participant

    Claims that British Airways is in “crisis talks” with the British government due to the deaths of three pilots who received COVID-19 shots are unfounded, a company representative and British medicines regulator spokesperson has told Reuters.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-coronavirus-aviation-idUSL2N2NZ1ZO

    Actually – there IS a crisis at British Airways re. vaccinated pilots!

    #77637
    Germ
    Participant

    Vaccinologist Dr. Byram Bridle (and two other Canadian doctors, Dr. Patrick Philips and Dr. Don Welsh) speaks out about the dangers of the COVID-19 jab, the personal attacks he’s experienced since speaking publically about the COVID-19 jab and its link to myocarditis, and the unprecedented suppression and censorship of doctors and scientists who dare to raise concerns.

    #77638
    Germ
    Participant

    Absolutely nothing to see here.
    Move along!

    #77639
    Germ
    Participant

    8 VACCINATED Crew Members Test Positive for Covid-19 on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

    8 VACCINATED Crew Members Test Positive for Covid-19 on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

    #77640
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Biden video clip up top shows the man is completely senile.

    “The question of whether it’s real when its there …..
    requires enormous transparency ….
    you gotta make it available to all the experts across the nation so they can look and see…..”

    Pathetic drivel from a grifting sock puppet

    Hey man, you’re pretty tall for your height

    #77641
    Germ
    Participant

    Reverse repo explodes to stunning $756 billion overnight, a level never seen before – brace for impact !

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4GhXFZWEAYf87A?format=jpg&name=medium

    #77642
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Anyone who has had a family member harmed by a vaccine should ban together and file a class-action lawsuit, for these people are NOT immune. This FactCheck.org is funded by the same $1.9 billion vaccine lobby group that it is supposedly independently checking. This is a MAJOR FRAUD, and on top of that, this site is a Facebook partner whose articles are used to censor critical voices on the social media platform. They are instrumental in having people canceled on Facebook.

    In any other regulated field, FactCheck.org is a criminal organization deliberately pushing vaccines and is instrumental in shutting down any opposition. This criminal organization under TRICO statutes is headed by a former CDC director, which is once again a conflict of interest. He is being paid by the drug lobby indirectly. Facebook partnered COVID fact-checker is an outrageous fraud. FactCheck.org was funded by the same $1.9 billion vaccine lobby. A US congressman Thomas Massie has pointed out a fact that a COVID-19 vaccination “fact-checking” project conducted by a Facebook-partnered website was actually funded by a group that holds $1.9 billion in Johnson & Johnson stock.”

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/rule-of-law/factcheck-org-is-a-fraud-might-be-a-criminal-organization/

    This is why as the market fails here, people are going to wake up to being betrayed. By everyone. On everything. What is your anchor?

    “Vaccine Passports: Business Rights vs Personal Freedom (Smith)”

    They make this sound new and mysterious, but it’s been hashed out for hundreds of years and enshrined in law. I can make a case in 10 seconds on any of several platforms and positions that would stop this instantly. But the only answer is: oligarchy, controlling government-enforced monopoly, which has legal immunity from all law and consequences while reaping all the benefits wrested from the people. TINA. There is no alternative.

    How about this: the country was founded, there were NO corporations. To get one you had to pitch to government and explain EXACTLY how giving you the power of a mercenary army would specifically benefit the citizens, or no business charter. If you stopped benefiting the citizens, made mistakes, your charter was erased and you ceased to exist. How’s that sound to you Fargo? You into “Capitalism” Google, Facebook? For that matter, Blackrock, Blackwater and Exxon? Nope. So the system you presently have is fascism, or near enough as makes no difference. There’s a light dusting of capitalism from Jimmy’s Coastal Crab Shack and Joe’s Garage, but they’ve all been bankrupted by COVID that left Midas and Wal-Mart (and casino/liquor stores/prostitution) wide open.

    Do private property rights and free markets extend to them as well,”

    This is the world’s oldest, most pawed-over question ever. They just refuse to enforce a single one of 1,000 years of established law. Look at Musk, Twittering on against specific SEC judgements, Banks breaking their charters 100,000 times a quarter, pharma killing 10,000 people per harmful drug judgement, nobody goes to jail.

    Private property rights? Whiskey Tango. Who is going to enforce them when the government recognizes no rule of law but collusion and bribes?

    There is no conflict here. Not between property and freedom nor anything else. Just as in most articles or ideas, just incredible ignorance of law, facts, and history, and no attempt to ask or find out. HereLetMeGoogleThatForYou.com You know, we all thought that once people could get free access to books without limit or shame, had a Star Trek computer that had the sum total of all human knowledge, people would get smarter, stop being deadly ignorant. The opposite has happened. Look for joke memes from social media on the level of people’s (i.e. mens’) sex education. And their deep, abiding to-the-death confidence in their astonishing level of misunderstanding. With nothing but hundred-million videos out there, with no age-set firewall or protection.

    The answer to defending ignorance? “No it isn’t. I refuse to look.” Just like Epstein, Russia, MIC contracts, elections… “Look at me! I’m a bunny rabbit! If I don’t look at it, it doesn’t exist!” The rest of society sees that and says, “Looks good to me! Why you harshing my vibe, man? Why you attacking him? Words are violence.”

    Like this: Fact, Truth, and Science deniers. To the Death!

    Scientist Backing Probe into Wuhan Lab: We Waited Because of Trump (DW)”

    That goes with the scientists, corporations, even media platforms and groups: they are not immune from liability of shouting “Sit Down or I’ll arrest you: There’s no fire!” in a theatre on fire. Legal liability for active harm is never suspended. Not even for Pharma companies despite their (il)legal carve-out. It just takes a little longer to remove their illegal protections, just like constitutional amendments protecting Illinois unions doesn’t make more money exist.

    the statement that mRNA vaccines are safe and effective is a lie”

    Since they clearly do not know — or actually, knew from 10 years of previous tests that it was deadly and is acting the same — and say it, that is “lie” anyway, the only conclusion is that they WANT people to die. Particularly older ones to actively solve their Social Security and Medicare problems. This has been well-discussed back into the ’80s. Look! You were a problem and I killed you. Problem solved! Useless eaters attained. Level 100.

    #77643
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Pathocrats have shifted from lying about the origins of Covid to lying full tilt bore about the adverse effects that the ‘vaccine’ (gene manipulation) is having.

    The panic to get to 70% ‘vaccinated’ rate is because the vaccinated zombies shed spike protein in public like crazy and at a 70% rate it establishes the critical mass to have the spike protein, which is toxic, self perpetuate and self spread ad infinitum.

    The critical mass necessary to mass culling

    #77644

    Mississippi — 33 year old pilot can no longer tolerate altitude after the Pfizer jab. No prior medical issues.

    https://www.openvaers.com/covid-data/covid-full-data/1026783

    See above

    #77645
    zerosum
    Participant

    Contrary to • Lifting The Mask (Edward Snowden) piece that you picked, I prefer a few words to doing long essays.

    ” I’d like to do my part in encouraging a return to longer forms of thinking and writing, which provide more room for nuance and more opportunity for establishing consensus or, at the very least, respecting a diversity of perspective and, you know, science.”

    I consider myself as being a minority temporary passenger on the “ship of life” involved in a discussion with other passengers while the crew members are operating the “ship of life”.

    The weather patterns affect life more than any of my opinions.

    #77646
    zerosum
    Participant

    Vaccine passports are irrelevant to a society which is computerized.
    You info is already on file, in data bases, (birth, census, banking, social insurance number, health number, passport, vaccination number, employment, driving license, credit cards, security cameras, etc)
    Linking all this data can be done without your knowledge.
    All of these data bases can track your movements without your input.

    #77647
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Honestly, I think that while it is clear there is good reason to perceive the Western Covid vaccines as dangerous, this business about “shedding spike proteins” really sounds more like one of those Facebook-memes posted by Boomer and Gen-Xer “crazy uncles”.

    #77648
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Vaccine passports are psychological instruments of humiliation.

    That is their purpose, to remind you that you have no control of your life

    #77649
    Django
    Participant

    Scientists say Trump said pussy so the virus came from a pangolin.

    #77650
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    • Hong Kong Pays Off 3 Patients Who Suffered “Adverse” Reaction To Vaccines (ZH)

    I think the real story is: Which vaccine is causing the worst adverse reactions in Hong Kong?

    Hong Kong is giving only two types of Covid vaccine: Pfizer (“Comirnaty”) and Sinovac (“CoronaVac”). Through the end of May, they’ve given 1.3 million injections of the Pfizer, and 1.0 million of the Sinovac.

    Hong Kong’s records of major adverse events such as hospitalization or death, during the last two weeks of May:

    Deaths: Pfizer 1, Sinovac 0
    Hospitalizations: Pfizer 34, Sinovac 18
    Bell’s Palsy: Pfizer 10, Sinovac 4
    Guillian-Barre Syndrome: Pfizer 1, Sinovac 0

    For the entire vaccination period (not just the last two weeks of May), the data in the report was limited, but this was noted:

    Total number of adverse event reports (including the less serious symptoms): Pfizer 1,502, Sinovac 1,787
    Bell’s Palsy (per million doses): Pfizer 29, Sinovac 37
    Deaths reported (supposedly not linked to the vaccines): Pfizer 8, Sinovac 13
    Thrombocytopenia: Pfizer 1, Sinovac 0

    https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk/eps/do/en/doc/Safety_Monitoring_of_COVID-19_Vaccines_in_Hong_Kong.pdf

    #77652
    Django
    Participant

    Masks are a humiliation and an insult to our intelligence.

    #77653
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    I unsuccessfully tried to post a comment with some data about adverse reactions to the vaccines in Hong Kong, so I’m hoping that Ilargi can unblock it.

    Only two types of Covid vaccines are given in Hong Kong: Pfizer and Sinovac. Guess which one has the worst adverse events.

    #77654

    I unsuccessfully tried to post a comment with some data about adverse reactions to the vaccines in Hong Kong, so I’m hoping that Ilargi can unblock it.

    Done. It registered as spam. No idea why.

    #77655
    Dr. D
    Participant

    The Gamma expired yesterday, levitating stocks. Today, right on cue, stocks (continue) to fall.

    MarketWatch? “Stocks fall on Powell threat to (maybe) raise rates a tiny bit TWO YEARS from now, after the 2022 election”. Right.

    Anyway, I was watching the 10-year but it’s starting in the 2-year:
    2Year
    https://cms.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/bfm25FA.jpg

    Rose 600% an hour. But hey: the Fed was overnight RePo’ing $1 TRILLION a day. On TOP of the $100B a month, on TOP of the $6T federal budget, on TOP of the Covid checks, on TOP of the 0% money (that is: totally 100% free money for pals) for BlackRock to over-bid residential houses, on TOP of…

    “Outlook Not so Good”

    Or as Orlov would say: “If there is anything at all that you can do to prepare, your time is short. This is not a drill.”

    #77656
    Antidote
    Participant
    #77657
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    This …

    Oroboros: “Vaccine passports are psychological instruments of humiliation.”

    Django: “Masks are a humiliation and an insult to our intelligence.”

    #77658
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Dr D: ““Stocks fall on Powell threat to (maybe) raise rates a tiny bit TWO YEARS from now …”

    I saw that yesterday and had to read the sentence a few times, think about what year we are currently in (2021), convince myself the year 2023 wasn’t a typo, then reread how little the rate would be raised … ??

    Alice, my dear, we ain’t in wonderland anymore.

    #77659
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Why would you be surprised by the 2023 dotplot? They won’t raise rates in 2023. That is what 2008 was all about, the system is bankrupt and has been ever since. I still think 100 years from now it will be well known that covid was a scam and an excuse to print money because the system required it. The great reset is an admission by the “elites” that the system doesn’t have much time left. They are putting out feelers, getting your mind ready for what they think should come next as long as they remain in charge.

    #77660
    Mr. House
    Participant

    rates will stay at zero to combat covid 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, ect ect ect

    #77661
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Covid in a skit

    “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition” Monty Python –

    Isabella of Spain ran the franchise into the ground in the late 1400’s

    Ferdinand was a moron, she was the brains with very expensive tastes.

    She bankrolled Columbus because he promised lots of Gold Booty

    Isabella also wanted the Moors and the Jews kicked out of Spain so she could confiscate their booty.

    She dropped the Pope a line and she, can she, Isabelle of Spain, have all the material possessions of the Moors and Jews, and he, the Pope, could ‘have’ their souls. He loved the idea.

    A win-win

    Thus the Spanish Inquisition, the Great Reset of 15th century Spain.

    The Inquisition confiscations gave the crown the financial ‘investment capital’ to finance the Rape and Plunder of the New World for a century, a big payoff.

    Spain would have sunk to backwater status in Europe had the Inquisition not paid off so spectacularly.

    #77662
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    VAERS is currently down…

    #77663
    Noirette
    Participant

    The article on Swexit was sorta OK. Skipping the comparison with the UK – they are too different to be useful for comprehension imho.

    The number of EU_CH bi-lateral accords (not treaties; they are in the main commercial agreements) is about say 200 or more, not 100 – (it depends what you count) and they are a pain in the neck.

    An infuriating (to some) and clumsy patchwork of piece-meal ‘legal stuff.’ Moreover, and here is the kicker – there was (and is) built into the overall picture, what is called the “guillotine clause” – which stipulates that if one, 1, accord is denounced by CH, all the rest fall flat, are nullified as well (total isolation! – this applies to ‘paquets’ of bilateral accords and not all of them.. more horrid detail..)

    This dismaying situation was, is, the result of decades of drifting about, of quarreling around the edges, of compromises, good and bad. The guillotine clause was always hanging over CH! (And F, D, etc.) Both parties wanted to end this state of affairs.

    Support from the Swiss ppl for an ‘institutional’, ‘supra-ordinate’ or ‘generalist’ accord – clarifying and settling all the issues was thus quite high, in 2015 or so, 64% would have voted yes to such an accord.

    In 2020 that % was 22, and this March it was 15%. The ‘liberal left’ mentioned in the article is a tiny, really very marginal, part of the population. (Even that is a stretch, those for the accord come from all over the pol spectrum. Here the author applies his own lenses..) Even the Socialists – the ‘liberal’ left – have for the past 25 years not dared to speak one hushed word about joining the EU, they can foresee their demise.

    in F. https://www.24heures.ch/une-majorite-de-la-population-est-favorable-a-laccord-cadre-419355155386

    Yet, both parties soldiered on, neither of them wanting to stymie, spoil or destroy relations. However, it has been understood for a long time, 10 years or more, that certain obstacles could never be overcome. The PPLs party (so called populist right) adherents could never accept the super-ordinate EU courts.

    The devil is in the details. One ex. re. the mention of high salaries in CH in the top article. The EU allows, nay champions, *detached workers.* Fantastique! Wunderbar! So Polish and Slovak guys and gals go and work in Germany and France, and they are paid …like in their country (the details are too bothersome, long..) These contracts are supposed to be limited in time, exceptional, only temp. but of course they are abused. It is a kind of legal ‘sub-par’ or even ‘slave’ (when sent by a company with no way out) labor, made ‘respectable’ by complex rules, bureaucratic obfuscation. (Almost) no Swiss ppl, not even Swiss bosses can accept this.

    #77664
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Oroboros: Vaccine passports are psychological instruments of humiliation.

    Touche’.

    At first it was just Walmart — I complained online, and wore no mask, defying the rule that only the “fully vaccinated” may enter maskless. Now WinCo (grocery chain, ESOP) has the same sign. Next week, the city public library follows suit. Now, with the library, it hurts. I feel betrayed. I have always loved libraries. (Was able to enter — not just “curbside” service now — with my daughter this week. The new librarian who helped us was delighted to actually meet my daughter…apparently my daughter has borrowed more books by reserving them and picking them up “curbside” in the past year than any other library patron of this small branch…and the librarian was finally able to put — half — of a face to the name.). The rule that all must wear masks is stupid — masks don’t protect us — but a rule that the unvaccinated be masked is insidious.

    On Saturday I’ve been asked to be a ringer at a singing event at the local retirement community. I’ll likely be the only one masked, the only “unvaccinated” soul, making a non-verbal declaration to all present of my perfidy. I told my friend who invited me (he apologized for the mask rule) that I would wear my scarlet letter (for that is what it is.) If there is no instruction regarding dress that I need to abide by as a performer, I’ll wear one of my “Covid survivor” t-shirts. I feel that I need to shout from the rooftops about this insanity, but I tread warily, knowing that if I step too boldly that cognitive dissonance will come down hard on those whose ear I wish to bend, and will shut their minds. Better to start with just a foot in the door: “Oh, look, she is unvaccinated….and already had Covid…so how then is she still a risk?” If I have to wear a scarlet letter, then wear with pride and make it count!

Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 97 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.