Jun 192021
 


Vincent van Gogh The sower 1888

 

Why Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word? (Taibbi)
Feds Now See the Need for Funding Antivirals (TSN)
What If The Mainstream Media Had Told The Truth? (PF Whalen)
AstraZeneca Vaccine Not Good Enough to See ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ (NM)
‘I’d Rather Die Actually Living’: Buffalo Bills’ Wide Receiver (G.)
EU Regulator Won’t Impose 50% Efficacy Threshold For Covid-19 Vaccines (RT)
Only 41.9% Of French Nursing Home Workers Vaccinated (RT)
Greece Bioethics Committee To Green-light Mandatory Vaccinations (K.)
Dying Of Covid-19 Has Become Optional In Russia (RT)
Will US Meet Biden’s Vaccine Goal? (ZH)
Chinese Defector’s Identity Confirmed, Was Top Counterintelligence Official (RS)
Democracy Dies at the Washington Post Editorial Board (MPN)
Who Is A “Terrorist” In Biden’s America? (Whitney Webb)
Questions About the FBI’s Role in 1/6 (Greenwald)
Free At Last (Jim Kunstler)

 

 

 

 

Positive test does NOT mean infected with SARS-CoV-2….
It means one or multiple target genes of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, that has never been purely isolated, showed a hit after immense amplification.
But what is SARS-CoV-2 besides a computersimulation?

 

 

Experimental

 

 

Taibbi should ask not only “Why Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word?” but also “When Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word?”. And then apologize to his readers for completely missing the story for a year, or at least the half year it’s been since Kory’s Senate testimony -which he talks about- was cancelled.

Why Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word? (Taibbi)

One of the challenges of the pandemic period is the degree to which science has become intertwined with politics. Arguments about the efficacy of mask use or ventilators, or the viability of repurposed drugs like hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin, or even the pandemic’s origins, were quashed from the jump in the American commercial press, which committed itself to a regime of simplified insta-takes made opposite to Donald Trump’s comments. With a few exceptions, Internet censors generally tracked with this conventional wisdom, which had the effect of moving conspiracy theories and real scientific debates alike far underground. A consequence is that issues like the ivermectin question have ended up in the same public bucket as debates over foreign misinformation, hate speech, and even incitement.

The same Republican Senator YouTube suspended for making statements in support of ivermectin, Ron Johnson, has also been denounced in the press for failing to call the January 6th riots an insurrection, resulting in headlines that blend the two putative offenses. “You have these ideas about the need to censor hate speech, calls for violence, and falsity,” Kory says, “and they’ve put science on the same shelf.” As a result, doctors and organizations that may have little to do with politics but have advocated for ivermectin, from Dr. Tess Lawrie’s British Ivermectin Recommendation Development (BIRD) to California pulmonologist Roger Seheult to many others, have been shut down online with the same unilateral abruptness platforms apply to hate speech or threats.

Dr. Sabine Hazan, a gastroenterologist and CEO of a genetic sequencing laboratory called ProGenaBiome in Ventura, California, was blindsided. She got involved with ivermectin when she was pulling out the stops for Covid-19 patients. “I’m a doctor. My job isn’t to do nothing. If I wanted to do nothing, I’d be selling shampoo,” Hazan says. When patients got really sick, she tried everything, treating off-label with a number of drugs in combination, including ivermectin. Eventually, she ended up taking it upon herself to run clinical trials with repurposed, off-patent drugs like ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, fearing that the lack of a profit angle would prevent a major corporate effort in that direction.

“I felt, no one is going to be investigating a cheap solution, so I did it myself,” she says. Some weeks ago, Hazan got up early on a Sunday to present findings to a group of physicians that included Dr. Kylie Wagstaff, one of the physicians in the first in vitro ivermectin study, a family doctor in Zimbabwe named Jackie Stone, and others. She uploaded the talk on YouTube, and “lo and behold, it got taken down. It’s amazing. These are doctors talking. It’s not anyone selling anything.”

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And Trial Site News should not pretend they invented the wheel.

Feds Now See the Need for Funding Antivirals (TSN)

After over a year of TrialSite reporting on the need for early-onset, antiviral-like care for COVID-19, now the U.S. government will launch a mini “moonshot” targeting antivirals necessary not only for viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 but for the inevitable new ones that will surface in the future. Powered by the same players—that is, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) as well as the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)—under the current Executive Branch administration, a new program under Dr. Anthony Fauci’s NIAID called the “Antiviral Program for Pandemics” will target the 90% of cases involving either asymptomatic to mild-to-moderate SARS-CoV-2 infection.

But now with a focus on “sustainable platforms” to discover and develop antivirals, perhaps one of the key players in what’s been a total failure on the part of the federal research apparatus to address affordable repurposed antivirals (other than ensure Gilead could secure billions starting last May), Dr. Anthony Fauci was still able to get his customary quote, emphasizing, “New antivirals that prevent serious COVID-19 illness and death, especially oral drugs that could be taken at home early in the course of disease, would be powerful tools for battling the pandemic and saving lives.”

TrialSite makes the case below that the time to act to save lives with antivirals, especially cost-effective ones, addressing the pandemic was last summer at the latest. The federal money train spent probably north of $20 billion not only to help accelerate vaccines but also several novel experimental therapies with little pragmatic utility during a pandemic where 90% of the cases are asymptomatic to early-onset mild-to-moderate infections, necessitating care over advanced experimentation.

This platform supported the experimentation but implored that the NIH move aggressively with dozens of identified repurposed drugs to consider for treating COVID-19 early on. More on that below. But what the federal bureaucracy has done now is created yet another program where more than likely over-paid bureaucrats will be able to take credit for first and foremost handing lots of money over to biotech and pharmaceutical companies. In this post-free market, crony capitalistic world, one where regulatory capture is the norm, not the exception, this is exactly what happens as the same old cast of characters behind the last efforts are at it all over again.

They will “evaluate, prioritize and advance antiviral candidates to Phase 2” while benefitting from the present day and “expanded contract resources” of the NIH as well as the infrastructure provided by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to “de-risk” those early pipeline candidates. They’ll spend over $300 million for research and lab support and toss in almost $1 billion for preclinical and clinical evaluation plus nearly $700 million for development and manufacturing via NIAID and BARDA.

Moreover, the feds will now spend up to $1.2 billion to create and support a new group called the Antiviral Drug Discovery (AViDD) Centers for Pathogens and Pandemic Concern that seeks to “harness the creativity of the biomedical research community and drive innovative antiviral drug discovery and development.” Seeking to develop “platforms,” the initial target is SARS-Cov-2, although as TrialSite has and will argue, they’re about a year or more late in the game, and unfortunately, the lives lost can’t be changed.

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Whalen has 5 things the media got wrog on Trump. One of them is HCQ.

What If The Mainstream Media Had Told The Truth? (PF Whalen)

2. Hydroxychloroquine Last year at this time it was verboten to even bring up the name of the drug and doing so was enough to get you booted off Twitter or Facebook. President Trump frequently touted hydroxychloroquine’s efficacy in battling COVID, and it was that advocacy which sent the media into conniptions on the subject. If Trump supports the drug, it must be bad. Last week, over a year after most Americans became familiar with the medication, a new study out of New Jersey, the hardest hit state by COVID, shows that if used in conjunction with a regimen of zinc, hydroxychloroquine can give COVID patients upwards of a 200% better survival rate against COVID. Hydroxychloroquine is indeed a miracle drug.

With modern news cycles, our attention spans are merely fractions of what they once were, but we must remember the context with which the attacks on Trump and hydroxychloroquine were being made. The media was whipping up everyone into a full-blown panic with COVID. “It’s highly infectious to the point you can’t go to church or walk around the park. If you get it bad enough to be sent to the hospital, you’re probably going to die. And there’s no cure; we’re doomed.” Meanwhile Trump was right all along, and this treatment was available the whole time. So, what if the media had told us the truth from the beginning with hydroxychloroquine? Patients who died having refused the drug because of the media’s lies need not have perished. How many thousands of patients died because of the media’s deceit? We’ll never know.

Doctors who refrained from administering the drug based on the treachery of so-called experts and the menaces in the media had patients die for no reason other than politics. Again, how many thousands of Americans died because of their fraudulence? We’ll never know. For many patients who survived severe cases of COVID, they will carry the long-term effects of the virus around with them for the rest of their lives. Severe, long-lasting damage to both the lungs and hearts of severe COVID patients is common, and it’s likely many of those folks must now endure shortened life expectancies as a result. There were undoubtedly scores of them, particularly at the beginning of the pandemic, who could have been treated with hydroxychloroquine but weren’t. If the media had told the truth, many of those patients would now be living normal lives.

Roadmap to Recovery
https://twitter.com/i/status/1406046367542169600

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Badlands. No more freedom fighter.

AstraZeneca Vaccine Not Good Enough to See ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ (NM)

Bruce Springsteen is returning to Broadway, though certain people inoculated against COVID-19 will not be allowed to see him. Springsteen’s show, set to run June 26-Sept. 4, will not be open to people who’ve been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the New York Post reported Friday. “At the direction of New York State, Springsteen on Broadway and the St. James Theatre will only be accepting proof of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson),” the show’s website reads.

People attending the show must be fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved shot to get in. That means at least 14 days after a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. The Post reported Springsteen said in a statement he wanted to make the 2-hour-plus shows as “personal and intimate as possible.” Some Canadian fans who received the AstraZeneca shot were upset about potentially being denied entrance. “It’s just plain not fair,” said University of Toronto bioethicist Kerry Bowman in Wednesday’s Toronto Star.

“From an ethical point of view, it’s very difficult, because what has happened is people have made their commitment to being vaccinated for their own health and the health of their communities and the world, and people are turning their nose up at it.” The only exceptions to the vaccine policy will be for children under the age of 16 who have had a negative antigen COVID-19 screening within six hours of the show’s start, or a negative nose swab test within 72 hours of the start. Masks were not mentioned on the show’s website, which reminded guests that all seating is “not socially distant.”

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I got my vaccine from God.

‘I’d Rather Die Actually Living’: Buffalo Bills’ Wide Receiver (G.)

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley leaned into the sharp backlash from statements he’s made critical of the coronavirus vaccine on Friday, disclosing that he is not vaccinated and pledging to “live my one life like I want to regardless”. “I will be outside doing what I do,” he wrote in a statement posted to social media. “I’ll be out in the public. If your (sic) scared of me then steer clear, or get vaccinated. Point. Blank. Period. I may die of covid, but I’d rather die actually living. “I have family members whose days are numbered. If they want to come see me and stay at my house then they are coming regardless of protocol. I don’t play for the money anymore. My family has been taken care of. Fine me if you want. My way of living and my values are more important to me than a dollar.


I love my teammates and enjoy playing ball because all the outside bs goes out the window in these moments. I just want to win the Super Bowl and enjoy these relationships that will be created along the way. “I’m not going to take meds for a leg that isn’t broken. I’d rather take my chances with Covid and build up my immunity that way. Eat better. Drink water. Exercise and do what I think is necessary to be a healthy individual. That is MY CHOICE based on MY experiences and what I think is best. I’ll play for free this year to live life how I’ve lived it from day one. If I’m forced into retirement, so be it.” The 32-year old veteran also said that he has spoken with the NFL Players Association about his issues with the NFL’s new virus policies. Beasley said he is not inoculated against Covid-19 and made it clear he did not want to receive the vaccine.

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Feel lucky, punk?

EU Regulator Won’t Impose 50% Efficacy Threshold For Covid-19 Vaccines (RT)

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said it will not bring in a minimum efficacy threshold for Covid-19 vaccines. The comment comes after clinical trials showed Germany’s CureVac jab to be only 47% effective against the virus. CureVac announced data on the efficacy of its jab on Wednesday after it was tested in second- and third-phase trials involving 40,000 people across ten countries. The company suggested variants of the virus may be behind the poor result.


On Thursday, the EMA’s vaccine chief Marco Cavaleri said it was “a bit early to say” after being asked by a journalist about the CureVac results and the threat variants may pose to vaccine efficacy. “We will need to collect all the final data from this clinical trial, and have a good analysis of the outcome throughout different regions, age groups and according to different variants,” he told an EMA briefing. Asked specifically about a 50% efficacy minimum level for vaccines, he added that the EMA had “always felt it was difficult to define upfront a threshold.”

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“He said it could not be the case that there was more vaccine uptake in the general population than there was among care home workers.”

They simply know more.

Only 41.9% Of French Nursing Home Workers Vaccinated (RT)

Public Health France (SpF) has said that less than half of health professionals working in nursing homes are vaccinated against Covid-19 after the health minister called on workers to come forward and get their shot.
In data published on Thursday evening, SpF stated that only 41.9% of people working in nursing homes in France had been fully vaccinated against the deadly Covid-19 virus, despite the country’s vaccination program being nearly six months old, and 55.3% had received one shot. Healthcare workers were among the first in the country to be offered the jab. The health agency had stopped publishing this data for several weeks as it reworked its calculation method. SpF has reportedly realized that the figures were overestimated.


Meanwhile, of the care home residents surveyed, some of society’s most vulnerable people to the Covid-19 virus, only 81.1% were fully vaccinated. SpF estimates that as of June 15, 87.8% had received at least one dose. Earlier on Thursday morning, Health Minister Olivier Veran, speaking on BFM TV, made a “solemn appeal” to caregivers, in particular in nursing home staff, who have not yet been vaccinated. He also threatened to make inoculations compulsory for them. He said it could not be the case that there was more vaccine uptake in the general population than there was among care home workers. As of Wednesday, approximately 46% of France’s population has received at least one shot.

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Desperate for tourists.

Greece Bioethics Committee To Green-light Mandatory Vaccinations (K.)

The National Bioethics Committee is expected to give its approval for the mandatory vaccination of specific social and professional groups, such as health workers, in its report on Friday to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The obligation will apply in the fall once all the opportunities for the voluntary vaccination of citizens have been exhausted over the summer. In the meantime, a “persuasion campaign” will be undertaken to ensure that as many people are vaccinated as possible. Kathimerini understands that the conditions set by the committee before mandatory vaccinations begin include making the process as easy as possible and allowing people to choose the vaccine they want, and to have additional vaccination centers so that people don’t have to travel far to get the vaccine.

What’s more, the committee is set to insist on the need for information campaigns over the summer targeting specific groups, such as health professionals, educators, young people and the elderly who have not yet been vaccinated. Discussions are being held about including statistics that will prove the benefit of the vaccine. Those who refuse to be inoculated will not be fired, but they will be transferred to other divisions that are not in contact with vulnerable citizens, Kathimerini understands. The campaigns are expected to go on air from July onward, and will run for a full two to three months before any final decisions on mandatory vaccination are made.

It is a given, however, that from next autumn vaccinated people will enjoy privileges such as being able to eat in indoor dining areas. Fully vaccinated people will begin enjoying privileges in the coming weeks, as they will be able to head to gyms without a mask and enter indoor cinemas that open at the beginning of July with the demonstration of their certificate without having to upload their self-test results. As of July 1, the fully vaccinated are expected to be excluded from the program of mandatory self-tests.

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More vaccine hesitancy.

Dying Of Covid-19 Has Become Optional In Russia (RT)

In a speech on Tuesday, the head of Russia’s central bank, Elvira Nabiullina, announced that the country’s finances had recovered from the losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. “The economy has recovered to its pre-crisis level, and in many industries it has exceeded it and continues to grow,” she said. This success has been achieved without racking up substantial debts. While Western states plunge deeper into the red with borrowing, Russia’s reserves keep growing. It’s quite an achievement. However, next is the bad news. On the same day as Nabiullina was giving her triumphant speech, Russian statistical agency Rosstat released new figures on coronavirus deaths in the country, indicating that the number of people who died in the country last year was around 340,000 higher than the year prior, before the pandemic.

This means that the country suffered an increase in its mortality rate of 2,328 per million inhabitants, a figure well in excess of most other developed nations. By comparison, the equivalent numbers in the UK and USA stand at 1,275 and 1,535 per million, respectively. The good news and bad news are not unrelated. One of the reasons why Russia’s economy has been able to recover so rapidly from the impact of the virus is that after an initial tough lockdown in spring 2020, the government refused to reimpose the harshest available measures. That saved the economy, but by allowing people to freely mix, it may have enabled the spread of the virus. The economy’s recovery came at a price paid in human lives.

Cynics might accuse the Russian state of putting money before people, but Russia’s large death rate is a result of more than a lax attitude to social mingling. This is shown by a third story coming out of the country this week, with the city of Moscow issuing an order to make vaccination against coronavirus compulsory for all workers who have direct contact with the public. Justifying the move, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin declared, “ultimately, it’s up to everyone to get vaccinated or not.” He added that whether you get the jab is “a personal matter… as long as you sit at home.” But, the politician argued, “when you go out into public places… you become an accomplice of the epidemiological process.”

The reason why Sobyanin has had to issue this order is clear. Residents of his city simply aren’t getting vaccinated. Russia is believed to have administered about 33 million vaccine doses to its 145 million population, a rate of only 23 doses per 100 people. This now lags far behind much of the rest of Europe. The UK, for instance, has administered over 100 doses for every 100 inhabitants (most Covid-19 vaccines require two doses, so a complete vaccination program would require 200 doses). Russia’s vaccination rate is therefore about one-fifth of the UK’s.

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They’ll play with the data.

Will US Meet Biden’s Vaccine Goal? (ZH)

White House officials on Thursday brushed off questions about President Joe Biden’s July 4 vaccine goal, which appears to be in jeopardy due to the current vaccination rate. Asked about the goal during a virtual briefing on Thursday, White House coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients did not say whether the goal could still be met. “We’ve made tremendous progress. Today, more than 175 million Americans have gotten at least one shot: as I said, 87 percent of seniors, 74 percent of people over the age of 40. And we’re now nearly 2 in 3 adult Americans, hundreds of thousands of people are continuing to get their first shot each day,” he said.

“And we are going to get to 70 percent. And we’re going to continue across the summer months to push beyond 70 percent,” he added. Biden earlier this year said he wanted 7 out of 10 adults to get at least one COVID-19 jab by Independence Day. But the rate of vaccination has fallen sharply, dropping from over 4 million to around 1 million on an average day. Only 184,847 shots were administered on Memorial Day, and several other recent days have seen a figure well under 1 million. Biden also wanted 160 million Americans to be fully vaccinated by July 4. Fully vaccinated refers to a person getting both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna shots or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson, and then two weeks elapsing.

Just 147.7 million people have been fully vaccinated as of June 17. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Sunday, after being asked whether she was concerned the goals wouldn’t be reached, that while the government can provide incentives to get a vaccine, “it is ultimately up to individuals to do that.” “What you’ve seen is that a number of states have met and surpassed that goal, right? Many have not yet. But we’ve started—kicked off this one-month campaign to do everything we can to reach it. And we’ll see where we get. We’ve got some time,” she said.

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“If the stories are true, Dong would be the highest-level defector in the history of the People’s Republic of China.”

Chinese Defector’s Identity Confirmed, Was Top Counterintelligence Official (RS)

We now know the name of the Chinese defector who has been working with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for a few months and what his position within the Chinese military and government was, among other details. Matthew Brazil and Jeff Stein at Spy Talk reported on the “rumor,” and gave the name and background of the rumored defector: “Chinese-language anti-communist media and Twitter are abuzz this week with rumors that a vice minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei defected in mid-February, flying from Hong Kong to the United States with his daughter, Dong Yang. Dong is, or was, a longtime official in China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), also known as the Guoanbu. His publicly available background indicates that he was responsible for the Ministry’s counterintelligence efforts in China, i.e., spy-catching, since being promoted to vice minister in April 2018. If the stories are true, Dong would be the highest-level defector in the history of the People’s Republic of China.”

RedState’s sources confirmed that the defector is, in fact, Dong, that he was in charge of counterintelligence efforts in China, and that he flew to the United States in mid-February, allegedly to visit his daughter at a university in California. When Dong landed in California he contacted DIA officials and told them about his plans to defect and the information he’d brought with him. Dong then “hid in plain sight” for about two weeks before disappearing into DIA custody. According to Spy Talk, Dong’s name came up during the Sino-American Summit held in Alaska in March 2021: “In a tweet on Wednesday, Han [Dr. Han Lianchao, a Chinese defector], citing an unnamed source, alleged that China’s foreign minister Wang Yi and Communist Party foreign affairs boss Yang Jiechi demanded that the Americans return Dong and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken refused.”

RedState’s sources say that Chinese officials did demand that the United States return Dong, but Blinken didn’t exactly refuse; at that time Blinken wasn’t aware that Dong was with the US government, the sources say, and told China that the US didn’t have Dong. It’s only in the last three to four weeks that anyone outside DIA knew about the defector, according to RedState’s sources. Prior to that time, DIA was vetting the information provided and confronting Langley officials with what they’d learned without divulging the source.

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A proud tradition.

Democracy Dies at the Washington Post Editorial Board (MPN)

The Washington Post’s glaring conflicts of interest have of late once again been the subject of scrutiny online, thanks to a new article denouncing a supposed attempt to “soak” billionaires in taxes. Written by star columnist Megan McArdle — who previously argued that Walmart’s wages are too high, that there is nothing wrong with Google’s monopoly, and that the Grenfell Fire was a price worth paying for cheaper buildings — the article claimed that Americans have such class envy that the government would “destroy [billionaires’] fortunes so that the rest of us don’t have to look at them.” Notably, the Post chose to illustrate it with a picture of its owner, Jeff Bezos, making it seem as if it was directly defending his power and wealth, something they have been accused of on more than one occasion.

There was considerable speculation online as to whether Bezos himself wrote the piece, so blatantly in his interest it was. Unfortunately, this sort of speculation has raged ever since the Amazon CEO bought the newspaper in 2013 for $250 million. Being owned by the world’s richest individual does not mean that The Washington Post and its employees are rolling in dough themselves. Far from it: Bezos’ revolution at the newspaper, which has led to both increased pageviews and company value, has been largely based on simply squeezing workers harder than before. In an interview with the Columbia Journalism Review, management acknowledged that Post reporters are pushed to produce almost four times as many stories as their peers at The New York Times.

Furthermore, the Post writes and rewrites the same story but from slightly different angles and with different headlines in order to generate more clicks, and thus more revenue. Thanks to new technology, reporters’ every keystroke is monitored and they are under constant pressure from management not to fall behind. The technique of constant surveillance is not unlike what hyper-exploited Amazon warehouse workers who wear GPS devices or Fitbit watches have to endure.

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Everyone, potentially.

Who Is A “Terrorist” In Biden’s America? (Whitney Webb)

In the latest sign that the US government’s War on Domestic Terror is growing in scope and scale, the White House on Tuesday revealed the nation’s first ever government-wide strategy for confronting domestic terrorism. While cloaked in language about stemming racially motivated violence, the strategy places those deemed “anti-government” or “anti-authority” on a par with racist extremists and charts out policies that could easily be abused to silence or even criminalize online criticism of the government.

[..] In introducing the strategy, the Biden administration cites “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists” as a key reason for the new policy and a main justification for the War on Domestic Terror in general. This was most recently demonstrated Tuesday in Attorney General Merrick Garland’s statement announcing this new strategy. However, the document itself puts “anti-government” or “anti-authority” “extremists” in the same category as violent white supremacists in terms of being a threat to the homeland. The strategy’s characterization of such individuals is unsettling. For instance, those who “violently oppose” “all forms of capitalism” or “corporate globalization” are listed under this less-discussed category of “domestic terrorist.”

This highlights how people on the left, many of whom have called for capitalism to be dismantled or replaced in the US in recent years, could easily be targeted in this new “war” that many self-proclaimed leftists are currently supporting. Similarly, “environmentally-motivated extremists,” a category in which groups such as Extinction Rebellion could easily fall, are also included. In addition, the phrasing indicates that it could easily include as “terrorists” those who oppose the World Economic Forum’s vision for global “stakeholder capitalism,” as that form of “capitalism” involves corporations and their main “stakeholders” creating a new global economic and governance system. The WEF’s stakeholder capitalism thus involves both “capitalism” and “corporate globalization.” The strategy also includes those who “take steps to violently resist government authority . . . based on perceived overreach.”

This, of course, creates a dangerous situation in which the government could, purposely or otherwise, implement a policy that is an obvious overreach and/or blatantly unconstitutional and then label those who resist it “domestic terrorists” and deal with them as such—well before the overreach can be challenged in court. Another telling addition to this group of potential “terrorists” is “any other individual or group who engages in violence—or incites imminent violence—in opposition to legislative, regulatory or other actions taken by the government.” Thus, if the government implements a policy that a large swath of the population finds abhorrent, such as launching a new, unpopular war abroad, those deemed to be “inciting” resistance to the action online could be considered domestic terrorists.

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“A laughable conspiracy theory,” chortled The Huffington Post, who has done more to help the FBI find citizens allegedly at the Capitol riot than any local law enforcement agency.”

Questions About the FBI’s Role in 1/6 (Greenwald)

In 2011, Mother Jones published an outstanding, lengthy investigation by reporter Trevor Aaronson, entitled “The Informations,” which asked: “The FBI has built a massive network of spies to prevent another domestic attack. But are they busting terrorist plots—or leading them?” Aaronson covered numerous similar cases for The Intercept where the FBI designed, directed and even funded the terror plots and other criminal rings they then boasted of disrupting. A widely praised TEDTalk by Aaronson, which, in the words of organizers, “reveals a disturbing FBI practice that breeds terrorist plots by exploiting Muslim-Americans with mental health problems,” featured this central claim: “There’s an organization responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and ISIS combined: The FBI.”

So far from being some warped conspiracy theory, that the FBI purposely targets vulnerable people and infiltrates groups in order to create attacks and direct targets to engage in them is indisputably true, well established, and a commonly reported fact in mainstream liberal media. Exactly that has been happening for decades. Yet the DNC-loyal sector of the corporate media reacted to the Revolver News article and Carlson’s segment which raised these questions as though they were positing something that no sentient being could possibly regard as viable. CNN — which spent years leading its viewers to believe that the Kremlin controlled the U.S. Government through sexual and financial blackmail — published what they labeled a “fact-check” that denounced this as a “haywire theory” that “is nothing more than a conspiratorial web of unproven claims, half-truths and inaccurate drivel about perceived bombshells in court filings.”

As it usually does, The Washington Post — which told Americans that Russians had invaded the U.S. electricity grid and that a huge army of Kremlin-loyal American writers was shaping our discourse — echoed the instant CNN/liberal consensus by mocking it as “Tucker Carlson’s wild, baseless theory,” claiming that “it’s the kind of suggestion journalists in other organizations would quite possibly be fired for if they sought to push it nearly as hard.” The standard liberal blob of HuffPost/ DailyBeast/ BusinessInsider all recited from the herd script. “A laughable conspiracy theory,” chortled The Huffington Post, who has done more to help the FBI find citizens allegedly at the Capitol riot than any local law enforcement agency.

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“But Americans have to do something to make a living,..”

Free At Last (Jim Kunstler)

The biggest question that the authorities want to evade is: if the virus did originate from the Wuhan lab, was it released by accident… or on purpose? The “Joe Biden” government is now forced to, at least, pretend that it will investigate. My guess is: they don’t want to know. It would raise enough subsidiary questions to leave a normal person panting with nausea. For instance: was China trying to soften-up the USA by disabling our economy? And soften us up… for what? Some observers who are hardly dumb or crazy think that China wants to reduce the USA to a vassal nation that can only supply China with food, oil, and other resources.

Sound far-fetched? Maybe. After all, we still have that fleet of submarines armed with multiple-warhead nuclear missiles circulating around the oceans as a kind of insurance policy. But Americans have to do something to make a living, and it sure isn’t going to be mass production of consumer goods, like in the old days. Meanwhile, the infrastructure of the service economy got gutted during the lockdowns — millions of businesses bankrupted, restaurants, yoga studios, concert venues, dog groomers, shops of all kinds, you name it — gone, and a lot of the people who took livelihoods from all that are financially ruined for good.

What’s left? Health care and pharma, two odious rackets preying on the psychological weakness of people so beaten down by adversity that they can only console themselves with junk food, liquor, sexual debauchery, and drugs, and then must beg the health care system to fix them — after which it squashes them to death with outlandish charges for services rendered? Or government, another reprehensible racket, seeking desperately now to control its citizens’ every move while everything it does is not only running wildly out of control, but via the most idiotic, suicidal policies — such as throwing the border with Mexico wide open to all comers, while it pays Americans to not work.

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    Vincent van Gogh The sower 1888   • Why Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word? (Taibbi) • Feds Now See the Need for Funding Antivirals (TSN) • Wha
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle June 19 2021]

    #77728
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Vincent van Gogh The sower 1888

    Love it…anybody who has been a sower can relate…
    Just gorgeous…

    #77729
    Germ
    Participant

    COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. Are two doses really necessary? The second dose greatly increases the adverse event risk. That is a fact.

    Trial site news-

    How Many Lives are Expendable for a 100% Boost in Vaccine Revenue?

    How Many Lives are Expendable for a 100% Boost in Vaccine Revenue?

    #77730
    absolute galore
    Participant

    Yesterday, I wrote:
    > And anybody who thinks they have their hands on the controls is even more deluded and mixed up than the restivus.
    Bill7 wrote:
    I’ll disagree with that assertion. Sixteen months of bludgeoning us with fear-porn, lockdowns, [anti]social distancing, and “vaccines” seem to me to have served their instigators quite well. And they’re just getting started.

    I agree. What I was trying to say was that, in the end, their actions will not produce the results and scenarios they are envisioning. The system itself is too big for anyone to direct it at this point. Any human inputs made with the idea of creating precise outcomes for the future will not be effective.

    zerosum brought up the economics of all this. This is one of the factors they are not taking into account. Just keeping all these vaccines at the right temp is quite a logistics hurdle. Gail Tverberg mentioned the inability to keep funding producing distributing vaccines will become an issue at some point going forward.

    So will the task of keeping labs with gain of function research secure. We now have the not unlikely scenario of some variety of terrrorist or criminal ransoming the entire world over threat of releasing a killer disease (one that their scientists have a limited antidote for.) Other possibilities include sabotaging the vaccines in some way.. I meant to include GoF research as one of the most insane pursuits we’ve managed to come up with so far.

    #77731

    Yes, Germ, nice headline and all, but I’m increasingly uncomfortable with this approach. What TrialSiteNews should be doing is not go with Pfizer data (never trust a manufacturer), but compare the effects of ivermectin (+ preferably HCQ), prophylactic and post infection, VERSUS those Pfizer data.

    And if those data are not available, make sure you get them. How many lives are expendable indeed, but that question is no longer about one or two doses – if it ever was-. You must include zero doses + antivirals, or the whole thing is utterly useless, and you’re just a Pfizer PR arm.

    #77732
    absolute galore
    Participant

    Re: Taibbi being a bit late to the game. Raul suggested he should apologize. A commenter yesterday (sorry, running out, hard to dig through for names) suggested he post the full article outside his paywall. That would be a nice start.

    I get what he is saying about Ivermectin being lumped with “conspiracy theories”, but it’s a little too convenient. That’s one of the dangers of censorship of course.

    The irony is that the MSM is the biggest source of disinformation we have. Also, to label the idea that someone does not want to use the term “insurrection” to describe the events of January 6 as “disinformation” is insane. That is a viewpoint, not disinformation.

    #77733
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    What I was trying to say was that, in the end, their actions will not produce the results and scenarios they are envisioning. The system itself is too big for anyone to direct it at this point. Any human inputs made with the idea of creating precise outcomes for the future will not be effective.

    We’re too far down the rabbit-hole of financial and available-energy decline for any attempted Great Reset to be anything other than an abysmal failure. The attempt to implement this misbegotten project, however, could still do a lot of damage we could well live without as we negotiate financial and available-energy decline.

    #77734
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Whoops, didn’t mean to put my own comment in that second paragraph within the blockquote!

    #77736
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “the degree to which science has become intertwined with politics.”

    Because it’s not Science. It’s “Do What You’re Told.” Fauci himself said so, and he says he’s “science.” Heard people now have to ask their doctors specifically for the MEDICAL opinion, as opposed to their Political opinion, which is different. “Right, well, okay then, medically, I’d say this instead.” No one notices. Systems normal.

    the need to censor hate speech, calls for violence, and falsity,” Kory says, “and they’ve put science on the same shelf.”

    This always, always happens with censorship, and always immediately. This is the most predictable thing since rain.

    Nobody seed it coming, because not just math illiterate, but history illiterate, and clearly science illiterate, or just: illiterate. Illiterate, Ignorant, and PROUD! When you’ve got a choice between lies and knowledge, the answer is always, always clear. We will fight FOR lies, AGAINST truth, in service of EGO. Ask any scientist. They’re worse than an 8th grade clique. “Troy is a myth” “Continental drift doesn’t exist” “Epigenesis is junk science.”

    And all we had to do was kill a million people! Done!!! Tra-lala! And now we lie and won’t admit it! Busy-busy. Helping!

    Dr. Anthony Fauci [said] “New antivirals …would be powerful tools for battling the pandemic and saving lives.”

    You mean like the HCQ cure for SARS Tony published at the CDC in 2005? That kind of tool? See above. Deny everything. Kill a million people. Defend Ego for profit.

    the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration”

    Huh? NONE of the vaccines were approved. Astra was the same lab-rat trial as the rest I heard. Sooooo….now you all need to be vaccinated twice? Or with Sinovac, three times? Or with an earlier case – as we refuse: to the death!!! to give antibody tests – four times, with God’s vaccine? For a disease that’s 99.97% survivable. Riiiiiiiiiiiight. And I’M the crazy one. Jesus H. Christos, can you come back and end this please?

    Germany’s CureVac jab to be only 47% effective”

    What’s the difference? 47% = 99.974%, vs almost perfect vaccine at 99.999% Wow! I see what you did there. 0.003 whole percent! I don’t care if it kills me: Shut up and take my money!

    The obligation will apply in the fall once all the opportunities for the voluntary vaccination of citizens have been exhausted”

    Um…what? It’s voluntary until it’s mandatory? I’m not a genius, but that sounds a lot like “mandatory”: There is no “voluntary”. See yesterday’s comment about people disagreeing in psych studies. It’s not voluntary: they’ll track you down with drones, arrest, beat, imprison you when they’re 100% safe according to themselves. Because that’s what the good guys do! Cut free speech, make all actions mandatory with no exceptions, allow no appeal, track you down with the military, and round you up in camps. Then make you PAY for it! …If you’re in Canada, but we’re hardly different. Sure glad they elected Justin for being hunky. ‘Cause he says it’s the last election you’re allowed.

    article claimed that Americans have such class envy that the government would “destroy [billionaires’] fortunes so that the rest of us don’t have to look at them.”

    That is true, and like Envy, Pride is also a deadly sin. So we have a whole month for it, while teaching special self-esteem classes in school. They’re missing the point: billionaires exist because of their merger with government. That is, they are a direct symbol of fascism and oppression, direct hundred-billion$$ payments, of flouting every law, including OSHA and Monopoly laws. The laws don’t apply to them, only their workers. THAT’S the problem. But they want a “wealth tax” to fix it, where if you took 100% of all wealth, you couldn’t balance the budget for ONE year. But you would crash the market, destroy employment, end industry, put everyone in caves, AND keep the billionaires in power, since they’re a MERGER of corporation and state, they would give up their seats in business, and keep their seats of influence through Congress. Duh. …Or did you think they were going to pass laws to destroy themselves? That Soviet Socialism had no oligarchs and insiders? History. Illiterate. It’s been 200 years. SURELY it’s time to admit this DOESN’T WORK. Have you tried competition, with a free market, unrigged prices, and bankruptcy? A: Neither has anybody else.

    “Who Is a “Terrorist” in Biden’s America? (Whitney Webb)”

    Everyone who didn’t vote for Biden. Everyone who doesn’t Do What They’re Told! And give their pensions to Daimon, their daughters to Epstein. Racists, I’d reckon. Anyone who didn’t vote for the guy who loves the Crime Bill and is on camera saying “we don’t need no n—-r mayors” and the woman who rounded up innocent black boys for slave labor to pay private prisons, well, they’re clearly racists. QED. But cities who have the highest murder and desperation rate in America, where you can’t drink the water and 100% of graduates are illiterate? Side of the angels, I tell you. True-blue. Home schooled Amish, working 14 hours? The devil. Trust me. My ten Ferraris in my ten mansions don’t lie.

    But really: Terrorists are anyone who follows the Law. Really. You can’t make this stuff up: it’s too too stupid. The Constitution, that is, Federal Law, is the top symbol of terror and terrorists. The FBI has said so, as they haven’t followed the Law in 50 years, so they don’t need the competition. So it goes in #OppositeLand. Law = Not Law. Not Law = Law. We enforce laws we DON’T make (like masks and lockdowns) while we DON’T enforce laws we DO make (like raping children in Manhattan apartments with Wall Street traders who committed 100,000 felonies).

    “In 2011, Mother Jones published an outstanding, lengthy investigation”

    Ah, but Trump said p—-y so the FBI and CIA are your friends now. All the children they blow up in Syria are GOOD blow-ups. Chomsky and MLK would be so proud. “Dude, Where’s My Party?”

    “wild, baseless theory,”

    This is useful language, because if they resort to it the allegation they “debunk” (another phrase) is 100% true. Saves time.

    Or as I say to save time: “If they said it, it’s a lie.” Still working pretty well. I pray for the day….

    #77738
    zerosum
    Participant

    Here is my homework contribution to TAE
    taibbi.substack.com/p/why-has-ivermectin-become-a-dirty
    Why Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word?
    At the worst moment, Internet censorship has driven scientific debate itself underground
    Matt Taibbi

    vcreporter.com/2021/02/ventura-hospital-chief-with-covid-treated-at-home/

    She uploaded the talk on YouTube, and “lo and behold, it got taken down.

    “But due to the lack of accepted standard of care for early treatment, many doctors don’t treat COVID-19 before it escalates, meaning many patients may find access to a potentially effective treatment blocked. Most people who test positive for COVID-19 are not given any early treatment recommendations; many who get sick will receive no treatment until they are admitted to the hospital.

    The suggested treatment protocol ideally begins when someone first tests positive for COVID-19. Patients are started on a daily “nutraceutical bundle” of zinc sulfate (220 mg), Vitamin D (5000 IU), Vitamin C (3000 mg), and a flavonoid called quercetin (500 mg), found in several fruits and vegetables, which reduces viral replication. (2) All are available over the counter.

    For those 50 years or older with one or more comorbidities, an intravenous infusion of monoclonal antibodies is suggested. In addition, the patient is immediately started on an array of anti-infective agents, which includes hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, azithromycin, doxycycline, and favipiravir. Some patients are started on a steroid like prednisone, and some are given an anticoagulant. (2)

    This treatment protocol is a roadmap for a standard of care to begin with, but doctors adapt it to the individual.

    “I think two tiers of doctors have emerged,” offered McCullough. “One tier is engaging with patients, treating patients in that pre-hospital phase, markedly reducing hospitalization and deaths. The other tier just don’t feel comfortable doing it.”

    The failure to treat COVID-19 early is the greatest American tragedy and public health blunder in history.” (4)

    McCullough also recommended a “layer of early preventive nutraceuticals,” including zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin C and quercetin, taken daily.
    “None are curative,” he explained. “But it is true that those who are just a little deficient end up with a more severe case. I definitely recommend these daily through the pandemic.”

    References
    1. Papoutsis, A., Borody, T., Dolai, S. et al. Detection of SARS-CoV-2 from patient fecal samples by whole genome sequencing. Gut Pathog 13, 7 (2021). doi.org/10.1186/s13099-021-00398-5: Online at: gutpathogens.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13099-021-00398-5
    2. Report from published information of 57 medical professionals including Dr. Peter A. McCullough and Dr. Sabine Hazan: WEB Multifaceted highly targeted sequential multidrug treatment of early ambulatory high-risk SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19)-2.
    3. Nov. 19, 2021 Senate hearing of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/early-outpatient-treatment-an-essential-part-of-a-covid-19-solution.

    4. Brian C. Procter, Casey Ross, Vanessa Pickard, Erica Smith, Cortney Hanson, Peter A. McCullough. Clinical outcomes after early ambulatory multidrug therapy for high-risk SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2020, 21(4): 611-614 doi:10.31083/j.rcm.2020.04.260. Online at: rcm.imrpress.com/article/2020/2153-8174/RCM2020260.shtml

    Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are interested in joining a local COVID-19 clinical trial can contact Ventura Clinical Trials at: 805-339-0221 or visit http://www.venturaclinicaltrials.com/contact-us/.

    For information on the three active clinical trials related to early treatment of COVID visit the links below at http://www.clinicaltrials.gov:

    1. Trial testing hydroxychloraquine, azithromycin with Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc: clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04334512
    2. Trial testing hydroxychloraquine, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc: clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04335084?term=ProgenaBiome&recrs=ab&draw=7&rank=37
    3. Trial testing ivermectin, hydroxychloraquine, doxycycline and Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc: clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04482686?term=ProgenaBiome&recrs=ab&draw=7&rank=39 “

    ———–

    The horse has left the barn. Close the door.
    trialsitenews.com/feds-now-see-the-need-for-funding-antivirals-trialsite-will-track-the-spend-carefully/

    a new program under Dr. Anthony Fauci’s NIAID called the “Antiviral Program for Pandemics” will target the 90% of cases involving either asymptomatic to mild-to-moderate SARS-CoV-2 infection.

    ….they’re about a year or more late in the game, and unfortunately, the lives lost can’t be changed.

    Ivermectin’s now at 60 clinical trials and ACTIV finally came around to including that promising drug that’s already been authorized for the COVID-19 indication in several countries. TrialSite was there to tell the world that ivermectin absolutely zaps SARS-CoV-2 in the lab down in Australia. TrialSite then systematically chronicled one ivermectin study after another, the overwhelming majority of which showed positive results while government and industry, and of course mainstream media looked the other way.”

    #77739
    Dave Note
    Participant

    From yesterday’s top blurb:

    “…just a reminder.. a genuinely deadly pandemic doesn’t require 24/7 advertising to remind you it exists. Real pandemics don’t need marketing campaigns and endless propaganda… but psychological operations DO.”

    .

    The sheer desperation to push the untested ‘un-vaccine’ (mRNA therapy) is a giant blinking neon sign saying FRAUD.

    And Fascist Fraud Faust Fauci is the Main Pimp.

    He has had some of his bark stripped off him by the lastest lying emails but we haven’t got down to his thin skin yet.

    He needs to be flayed alive.

    #77740
    BrandX
    Participant

    56-Year-old Greek Woman Dies Minutes After Second Pfizer Vaccine

    56-Year-old Greek Woman Dies Minutes After Second Pfizer Vaccine

    #77741
    zerosum
    Participant

    I SURVIVED THE VACCINES
    (Insert your favorite image)

    #77742
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #77743
    zerosum
    Participant

    Peak Prosperity
    Energy in – more Energy out = starvation = death
    Minimum Wage – higher Essential cost = poverty = failed of american dream = revolts
    Peak Prosperity,( pie getting smaller) = avoiding breakdown of society = reduced consumption or reduced population

    #77744
    DarkMatter
    Participant

    I am involved in an ongoing thread about Covid 19 on Reddit. I stated that the spike proteins are pathogens and go through out the body. I believed this to be established scientific fact. Other people respond that this is not the case. They site Derek Lowe (who has worked for big pharma since 1989) at https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2021/05/04/spike-protein-behavior who says the spike proteins stay at the injection site and also site other sources that the spike proteins are engineered to be benign. They quote yet other sources that say that Bret Weinstein and Bryam Bridle are basically antivaxx trolls. Does anyone know an absolutely authoritative source for the spike proteins being being found in the blood stream after vaccination and proof that the spike proteins from the vaccine being pathogens?

    #77745
    DarkMatter
    Participant

    I am involved in an ongoing thread about Covid 19 on Reddit. I stated that the spike proteins are pathogens and go through out the body. I believed this to be established scientific fact. Other people respond that this is not the case. They site Derek Lowe (who has worked for big pharma since 1989) at https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2021/05/04/spike-protein-behavior who says the spike proteins stay at the injection site and also site other sources that the spike proteins are engineered to be benign. They quote yet other sources that say that Bret Weinstein and Bryam Bridle are basically antivaxx trolls. Does anyone know an absolutely authoritative source for the spike proteins being being found in the blood stream after vaccination and proof that the spike proteins from the vaccine being pathogens?

    #77746
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    They quote yet other sources that say that Bret Weinstein and Bryam Bridle are basically antivaxx trolls.

    Yep, and anybody who doesn’t love Hillary the Harpy is an alt-right Trumpster. Gotta love that Reddit l0jjik.

    #77747
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    “Why Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word? (Taibbi)”

    “Taibbi should ask not only “Why Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word?” but also “When Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word?”. And then apologize to his readers for completely missing the story for a year, or at least the half year it’s been since Kory’s Senate testimony -which he talks about- was cancelled.”

    Yes, Taibbi is late to the party on this one. Good thing, too, because those that were early took a real beating. Certainly, he knew what was going on with Ivermectin, but chose to ignore it. Lately, however, ivermectin has penetrated the media firewall and made it into the public consciousness. More and more dissidents are writing and talking about it, even Bret Weinstein and Joe Rogan for god sakes, so it should be safe now to come out of hiding. Alas, the damage has already been done.

    Dear Matt, here are a couple of other topics that are now safe to write about: Wuhan lab leaks and UFO’s.

    Like the bloke in the “Roadmap to Recovery” twitter video and the Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver Cole Beasley both implied, what humanity needs now more than anything is courage.

    #77748
    Django
    Participant

    Crazed antivaxxers also always have something interesting and often chilling to say. I hope Luc Montagnier and Judy Mikovits are wrong.

    #77749
    Noirette
    Participant

    WES wrote: President Trump was impeached for suspending military aid to the Ukraine (something he never did). Today joe actually suspends military aid to the Ukraine. Shouldn’t joe be impeached?

    Along the same lines… Trump’s plan was to ‘ally’ or cozy up to Russia, while fighting a ‘commercial’ and perhaps other non-kinetic war > China, in essence stopping the two others ganging up.

    He was prevented from doing so by accepted by him neo-con advisors (never thought I’d see Bolton on stage again) and endless attacks on Orange Man Bad, Russia Russia Russia! screeched out by the like of R. Maddow, Dems, etc. Yeah, that’s the short version. He wanted (or said..) to withdraw from Afgh. He showed no interest in Ukraine whatsoever, let them solve their own problems.

    Now the Bidadmin is implementing similar policies. Some kind of at least pause or temporary ‘hold-off’ in Russia-US relations, throwing Ukraine under the bus, withdrawing from Afgh. (complicated ..), and returning to the Obama Era by re-instating the JCPOA (in the sense of trying to do that..) And that is all SUPER COOL rah_ rah ! Dems or whatever.

    Biden’s first foreign trip was to Russia (stopping off along the way to assure the EuroTrash that the US is still Master and ObimanEra is back after the Trump disruption – DT cared nothing for the EU and considered NATO useless..), while DT’s first visit was to Riyhad, then to Israel. He then flew to Rome, went to Vatican City.

    In a way, seen from afar, it is plus ca change plus c’est la même chose. Bush Junior presided the creation of the GWOT, went for Afgh. Iraq… Obiman went after Lybia, Syria, Trump was dead set on attacking Iran .. Meanwhile KSA massacres Yemen. So what next with the Bidadmin?

    It is like the ‘most powerful’ country on earth is in the grips of Mafia-like Struggles at the Top. *Taking for granted that none of them care for US ppl. at all.)

    #77750
    Bill7
    Participant

    absolute galore: thanks for fleshing out your comment from yesterday regarding the Few’s plans. You could be right, and I certainly do hope you are.

    B7

    #77751
    Bill7
    Participant

    Diane Archer at the fine JustCare site mentioned in a blog post today that hospital ER admissions were down 27% in 2020- despite the “pandemic”- while profits went through the roof..

    so confusing

    #77753
    Germ
    Participant

    Too little, Too late or, Better Late than Never?

    The University of Minnesota trial of Fluvoxamine, Ivermectin and Metformin is ongoing and a researcher declares that, from preliminary findings,:

    “many people were having less extreme symptoms” – duh!!

    “UMN receives $1.5 million for COVID-19 treatment trial”

    UMN receives $1.5 million for COVID-19 treatment trial

    https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04510194

    #77754
    Adlertag
    Participant

    https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-uks-longest-known-covid-patient-was-begged-by-wife-not-to-end-treatment-before-he-died-12336139
    Died of a computer simulation, of course was an IT worker all makes sense now. Won’t be added to the figures as didn’t succumb within 28 days just played the game for 13 months.

    #77755
    Django
    Participant

    I know a lot of care workers because it’s one of the few jobs available in the mountains. They told me flu shots were dodgy and tended to accelerate decline in the people they looked after. The Covid injections are many times more toxic. I wonder sometimes. The pension system in Spain is very fragile indeed. Less people paying in to the fund all the time. They tried to impose a tax on Google to make it to the end of the month and were laughed out of town.

    #77756
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ Dark Matter
    I haven’t the time at the moment to go through prior TAE posts or to go through my (now voluminous) bookmarks regarding Covid & vaccines at the moment, however, this may help you find what you are looking for…

    Spike protein throughout body:
    * study that collected blood samples at intervals post vaccination and found spike protein the the blood samples up to 30 days post vaccination. If it is in the blood, it is well-dispersed in the body.
    * the report on the (Pfizer, I think) study about their lipid nanoparticles “biodistribution.” The report came by means of Japanese authorities. The study was of just the nanoparticles, without the mRNA inside of them. (As far as I remember, there was no animal or human study done on mRNA vaccine biodistribution prior to EUA.). The lipid nanoparticles did not stay at the injection site, but rather were found to have collected in various organs throughout the body: ovaries, bone marrow, testes, spleen, etc. A basic understanding of the mRNA vaccine suggests that wherever the mRNA encased in lipid nanoparticles ends up is where it is going to invade a cell and hijack it to become a spike protein factory.

    Regarding danger of the spike protein…there is literature/studies about the Covid pathogen that have found that the severe form of Covid disease appears to be a circulatory disease, with the spike protein being a driver of the circulatory issues, leading to clots (thrombosis), possibly contributing to Covid brain fog, etc. However, there seemed to be some hedging by experts who wanted to distance the spike protein of the Covid virus from the spike protein encoded by the mRNA/DNA (adenovector) vaccines. Personally, I found that the hedging “smelled like a rat,” and distrusted it. The question ends up being: is the spike protein that is encoded by the vaccine mRNA/DNA disabled? (If it is not disabled, than it can cause the same harm as the Covid spike protein.)

    My hunch is this:
    The spike protein encoded by the mRNA/DNA vaccines is not “disabled.”
    Why?
    Because if it had been disabled, this would have been explained to the public when the vaccines were rolled out. The narrative surrounding vaccine roll out was careful constructed, with “safety” being the all important by-word. We received all sorts of explanations of how mRNA vaccine technology works. We became super familiarized with the concept of the spike protein and how its production was going to spur the immune system to create antibodies. If TPTB had anticipated that the public would be concerned about the pathogenicity of the spike protein, then they would have assured us in advance that it had been disabled. This was not done. Therefore, it was not disabled. Attempts to distance the Covid spike protein from the vaccine inspired spike protein is, at this stage in the game, sleight of hand and nothing more. It is TPTB controlling information in order to control the thoughts and behavior of the public. It’s a psyop.

    #77757
    WES
    Participant

    Saw a study (ZH?) saying covid eats away at brain matter. If true would explain a lot of long term mental issues we hear about. Since the vaccines inject the covid spike protein that would help explain Django’s comments about seniors dying and going downhill faster than pre vaccine.

    Django’s earlier comment regarding elder care workers losing their jobs due to many retirement home seniors dying after being vax’ed sure rang a bell with me!

    Now the note, that seniors are declining faster rings the bell again! Only louder!

    Thanks Django for reporting what you are hearing from senior care takers.

    #77758
    Bill7
    Participant

    Edward Curtin- ‘What I Know and Don’t Know about SARS-CoV-2 Virus’:

    “..I know that vast numbers of people have been hypnotized by fear, threats, and bribes to accept the corporate mainstream media’s version of COVID-19. I have concluded that many millions are moving in a trance state and do not know this. They have been induced into this state by a well-organized, very sophisticated propaganda campaign that has drawn on the human fear of death and disease. Those behind this have no doubt studied the high incidence of hypochondriasis in the general population and the fear of an invisible “virus” in societies where belief in God and the spiritual invisible has been replaced by faith in science. Knowing their audience well, they have concocted a campaign of fear and confusion to induce obedience.
    I do not know but suspect that those who have been so hypnotized tend to be mainly members of the middle to the upper classes, those who have invested so much belief in the system. This includes the highly schooled.
    I know that to lockdown hundreds of millions of healthy people, to insist they wear useless masks, to tell them to avoid human contacts, to destroy the economic lives of regular people have created vast suffering that was meant to teach people a lesson about who was in control and that they better revise their understanding of human relations to adjust to the new digital unreality that the producers of this masquerade are trying to put in place of flesh and blood, face to face human reality..”

    What I Know and Don’t Know about SARS-CoV-2 Virus

    The Few *want us* to know.

    #77759
    WES
    Participant

    Off topic:

    The Arizona Senate’s Phoenix vote audit still has several more months to run. They have completed the hand count of ballots (took 2 months).

    Now they have to match the signatures of 1.9 million mail-in envelopes to their ballots.

    Yet to be started is the electronic audit of the routers and the vote tabulation machines for which the Phoenix election board is refusing to hand over the passwords. They currently say they don’t have the passwords! I think they are also refusing access to the routers or tabulation machines. All despite state court orders! Nice to be able to ignore the law!

    Auditing places/addresses where multiple ballots were mailed from has not been started yet. This will require people visiting each place. I suspect this will be a big problem as those who oppose the vote audit already know all of these addresses and will have already taken steps to completely frustrate the auditors. Like nobody ever being home to answer the door! People have moved! Address vacated!

    My guess is what should take 2 months will end up taking 6 months or forever.

    #77760
    Bill7
    Participant

    Adding: Ed Curtin was one of the handful who called BS the Covid-Con from the beginning, and accurately so.

    Perestroika for us proles; vast, newfound wealth for the Very Few.

    #77761
    WES
    Participant

    Phoenixvoice:

    Django’s comments from Spanish retirement home workers that many of the seniors quickly died after receiving the vax and now those seniors who survived the vax are going downhill faster probably confirms that the spike protein remains active.

    We have also seen other reports that the spike protein migrates to other parts of the body. As time goes on, sadly I think we will see the long term damage that active spike proteins are doing.

    #77762
    Django
    Participant

    And WHO THE … do the WHO think they are? Telling women that they shouldn’t drink is not going to make them friends and indluence other people in the circles I am familiar with.

    #77763
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ Dr. D
    << Have you tried competition, with a free market, unrigged prices, and bankruptcy? A: Neither has anybody else.>>

    I both enjoy and cringe at your diatribes. You have an acerbic tone, a mixture of bitterness and sarcasm. Often, your analyses are spot on.

    However…
    I find the solution that you pose: “Laissez-faire capitalism! No government interference in the economy! Free markets!”
    …to be unimaginative compared to the brilliance of your analysis.

    “really existing capitalism” : “Laissez-faire, free-market capitalism” :: “really existing communism” : “Marxist ideals.”

    We’ve had great thinkers preaching laissez-fair, no government interference, free market capitalism for over 300 years. We’ve never reached it. When we’ve gotten close, it has driven itself to monopolies and poverty and child labor – this was why the “labor movement” was birthed. The drive of capitalism towards monopoly and most resources being controlled by a small segment of the population was studied in great deal by Thomas Picketty.

    You can accurately make a similar analysis of Marxism – Lenin’s Marxism led to Stalin’s “communism” which was a brutal, totalitarian regime. The USSR ultimately became a failed communist state. Mao’s “communism” has led to the repressive Chinese state – which, although its economic gains in the past 40 years has been impressive – the freedom of its people is problematic. And China still has super-wealthy along with great poverty.

    If I were to tell you that the “solution” is simply to be purist about Marx’s ideals, you would scoff at me and excoriate me.

    Why do you expect anyone to do any differently when you claim that “free markets” are going to cure us of our current woeful version of “really existing capitalism?”

    Look, neither really-existing capitalism nor really-existing socialism/communism are going to bring us into an improved economic system. If we are going to improve upon what we have, we are going to have to think outside the box and find a new paradigm.

    What are the common threads between both “really-existing” capitalism and communism? What are the successes of each type of system? (Because both systems *do* have successes as well as failures.)

    I don’t propose that I know all of the common threads. However…
    • Both systems devolve into corruption caused by too much political/economic power being wielded by a small group of people who then warp the system to perpetuate their own wealth and power.
    • Therefore, a better system would need to, by default, prevent the aggregation of wealth/power into few hands.
    • Or, another way of stating it, power/wealth needs to tend away from aggregation.
    • Or, another way of viewing — local power needs to exceed power from far away: i.e. local rule is stronger than federal rule. Confederacy rather than federalism. If local power is the strongest, but it can only exert itself locally, then it is more difficult for small numbers of people to exert influence over larger numbers.
    • One proposal I’m aware of to prevent the few from ruling the many is “worker cooperatives” – each member gets one vote in decisions. This is very democratic, and while it won’t prevent every possibly excess of business, it will create an environment that is less likely to produce many of the problems that we see now. It is less likely that a democratic process will force some of its members to lose their jobs, or to relocate their jobs to a foreign country, or to pollute the land above the aquafer used for the water that runs through their own homes.

    Any other common threads?

    #77764
    Germ
    Participant

    PCR tests are crap.

    “In light of our findings that more than half of individuals with positive PCR test results are unlikely to have been infectious, RT-PCR test positivity should not be taken as an accurate measure of infectious SARS-CoV-2 incidence. Our results confirm the findings of others that the routine use of “positive” RT-PCR test results as the gold standard for assessing and controlling infectiousness fails to reflect the fact “that 50-75% of the time an individual is PCR positive, they are likely to be post-infectious” ”

    https://www.journalofinfection.com/article/S0163-4453(21)00265-6/fulltext

    #77765
    Germ
    Participant

    Remember this as they come for our children.

    “Covid-19: Data dispels myth of young people being more at risk”

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/83558847.cms

    #77766
    Germ
    Participant

    REVEALED: Google Funded Wuhan Institute Of Virology’s Top Research Partner Peter Daszak For Over A Decade.

    Could this explain why big tech silenced debate on the origins of COVID-19?

    REVEALED: Google & USAID Funded Wuhan Collaborator Peter Daszak’s Virus Experiments For Over A Decade.

    #77767
    Germ
    Participant

    Ooops.
    Well, at least it wasn’t a self inflicted nail gun shot to the back of the head:

    Vice President of the Chinese Nuclear Society, Zhang Zhijian falls from building in apparent suicide 1 week after Taishan Nuclear Power Plant was declared an “imminent radiological threat” due to damaged fuel rods & gas leaks.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3137939/leading-chinese-nuclear-scientist-dies-fall-building

    #77768
    Bill7
    Participant

    Andrew Anglin has a new column up at Unz with much that’s very plausible in it regarding the recent flip-flop on OMG! Covid!.
    I won’t link to it, because it has the usual deliberately-make-it-useless-as-a-source race-baiting in it.

    Decide for yourself; parsing the comments there can be useful, too. This thing goes deep, deep, deep- makes the curious events of September 2001 and their aftermath look like kid stuff.

    #77769
    absolute galore
    Participant

    Ivan Illich posited that both socialism and capitalism get corrupted by too much energy input. I quoted the passage from Energy and Equity here a couple of days ago. The predicament is that we don’t seem to have the capacity to grasp this fact. And even if we did, we show no ability to voluntarily curtail our intake. In fact we have designed our economy in precisely the opposite direction, requiring more and more output, which requires ever vaster quantities of energy. As he pointed out in 1974, at the same time this not only degrades the environment but also social relations. And it gives rise to a powerful technocracy.
    Growing inequity? Check
    Increasing social upheaval? Check
    Degrading environment? Check
    Vast and powerful technocracy? Check.
    Ivan would be sad.

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