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Australia’s COVID Outbreak Worsens Despite Economy-Crippling Lockdowns (ZH)
Fauci Calls For ‘More Vaccine Mandates At The Local Level’ (ZH)
‘You’ve Got To Go One-On-One’: Fauci (F.)
What If…. (Denninger)
Infections Decline in the Unvaccinated as They Surge in the Vaccinated (LDS)
A Bodyguard of Lies (Kunstler)
Cuba’s Internet Cutoff: A Go-to Tactic To Suppress Dissent (AP)
White House Urges Cities To Use Covid Funds To Help Combat Violent Crime (JTN)
Just 5% Of All Bitcoins In Circulation Have Traded In The Past Year (ZH)
Trump: Why I’m Suing Big Tech (ZH)
Trump: Big Tech Is ‘Getting The Biggest Subsidy Ever (JTN)
‘I Got Impeached Twice, I Became Worse’: Trump (RT)

 

 

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And literally no-one says perhaps the lockdowns don’t work?!

Australia’s COVID Outbreak Worsens Despite Economy-Crippling Lockdowns (ZH)

By some inexplicable phenomenon, Sydney’s COVID outbreak has continued to worsen (albeit by margins that most cities would consider negligible) despite the lockdown measures that have been in place for nearly three weeks at this point. Now, the prospect for another lockdown extension looms as Australia’s largest city and the surrounding state – New South Wales, Australia’s largest by population – reports 112 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, almost all of which were linked to Sydney. However, there was a silver lining: the number of newly infected out in the community declined to 34 from 45. But fears about the delta variant, which has been driving the spread, might lead to even more draconian measures.

State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it was this last figure that would, in the coming days, determine whether Sydney’s lockdown, due to end on Friday, would be extended. “That’s the number we need to get as close to zero as possible,” Berejiklian said during her daily televised briefing. “It is really up to us. The health expert advice will be based on what those numbers look like. I can’t be clearer than that.” Sydney is bracing for a longer and stricter lockdown after continued increases in COVID-19 cases, while the New South Wales Premier stated things are going to get worse before they get better. The outbreak has prompted the Australia-Singapore travel bubble to be delayed until at least the end of the year, according to Australian press reports, despite the fact that nearly all of the new cases reported on Monday involved family members or friends of previously diagnosed patients.

Meanwhile, a new report from Deloitte showed that consumer movement-related activity in the city’s central business district has plunged by nearly 90% in the two weeks since the Sydney lockdown started compared to its levels from two years ago. Even in Melbourne, where restrictions were just lifted, movement remained off 80% from the levels a year ago. The drop in activity is placing small businesses and restaurants in a difficult position. The iconic Melbourne rooftop bar Madame Brussels announced Monday that it would become the latest victim of the pandemic when it closes its doors next week after 15 years. “The city’s just not coming back,” co-owner Paula Scholes said.

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Power hungry totalitarian creep.

Fauci Calls For ‘More Vaccine Mandates At The Local Level’ (ZH)

The nation’s highest-paid employee in the US government, Anthony Fauci, has gone full-throttle on vaccines – this time with a Sunday appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” where he pushed for vaccine mandates at the local level, and slammed a guest speaker at CPAC (Alex Berenson) for applauding young people for researching vaccine side-effects. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Director appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday to give his opinion on vaccine mandates. He agrees with the White House and President Biden himself, saying vaccination mandates should be the next step. “I have been of this opinion, and I remain of that opinion, that I do believe at the local level, Jake, there should be more mandates,” Fauci told host Jake Tapper. “There really should be.”

For fear of more people dying, Fauci strongly supports mandates. “We’re talking about life and death situation. We have lost 600,000 Americans already, and we’re still losing more people,” Fauci said. “There have been 4 million deaths worldwide. This is serious business. So I am in favor of that.” Meanwhile, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, author Alex Berenson called out the vaccination efforts as a scam. “The government was hoping that they could sort of sucker 90% of the population into getting vaccinated,” Berenson said. “And it isn’t happening.” People in the audience cheered when they heard that. On the other hand, Fauci called the reaction “horrifying.”

As a result, the NIAID director says the solution to vaccine hesitancy is official approval from the Food and Drug Administration. “One of the things that will happen, and I think the hesitancy at the local level of doing mandates is because the vaccines have not been officially fully approved,” Fauci said. “But people need to understand that the amount of data right now that shows a high degree of effectiveness and a high degree of safety is more than we’ve ever seen with the emergency use authorization, so these vaccines are as good as officially approved with all the I’s dotted and T’s crossed. It hasn’t been done yet because the FDA has to do certain things. But it’s as good as done. So people should really understand that. But they are waiting now until you get an official approval before. And I think when you do see the official approval, you’ll see a lot more mandates.”

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Just over half have gotten at least one shot. That’s very far from Biden’s ideal. And rates decline fast.

‘You’ve Got To Go One-On-One’: Fauci (F.)

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday defended the Biden administration’s door-to-door vaccine effort as some Republican governors push back on it, stressing targeted, one-on-one outreach would be key to lowering the number of unvaccinated Americans. Speaking to CBS This Morning, Fauci said the U.S. vaccination effort was in the beginning focused on “large efforts like auditoriums or sports arenas filled with people getting vaccinated” but now needed to become more targeted. “You’ve got to go one on one” to reach the “core, lesser group” of unvaccinated Americans, Fauci said. Last week, President Joe Biden announced his administration will begin sending volunteers door-to-door to urge Americans to get immunized, along with other initiatives.


The announcement came after the U.S. fell just short of Biden’s goal of partially or fully vaccinating at least 70% of adults by July 4. Health experts have expressed concern that Biden is not doing enough to convince more Americans to get the shot as vaccination rates remain low and the more infectious Delta variant begins to spread in the U.S. “Now we need to go to community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oftentimes, door to door — literally knocking on doors — to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus,” Biden said in a speech on Tuesday. [..] 55.5%. That’s the percentage of Americans who have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. About half of unvaccinated Americans—46%—said they would “definitely not” ever get the vaccine in a recent AP/NORC poll. Just 7% said they “definitely will” get a shot.

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“The problem is that if you let your doctor talk you into doing it his way for long enough the damage will be irreversible..”

What If…. (Denninger)

Why do you think you get told to go ahead and eat the carbs — chase it with drugs if you’re Type II diabetic? The zero cost option is to stop eating the carbs. If you do it early enough then there’s a good chance your body will heal and the damage will not only stop, it will be reversed. No, this doesn’t mean you can go back to eating the pizzas with wild abandon, but it does mean you’ll never need a single blood-sugar related drug, nor will your toes and fingers drop off and your kidneys will likely not fail. The problem is that if you let your doctor talk you into doing it his way for long enough the damage will be irreversible and then you’re beholden to ever-more expensive drugs and, ultimately, likely surgeries and even dialysis. If you walk that path you may or may not expire from something else first but you certainly will spend a hell of a lot of money on the journey with virtually all of it being unnecessary.

What makes you think that’s not what they just did under cover of a respiratory pandemic that was destined to burn itself out like every other respiratory viral pandemic for which we have good records spanning more than 100 years, and in fact which had done so in the United States and was on the wane before the first shot went into the first arm? What if your life and that of your children are now a service, courtesy of Moderna and Pfizer at whatever cost they wish to impose on you now and into the indefinite future with the price of quitting being a much-higher risk of death, and what if that is in fact exactly what pharma, the medical industry, Trump and Biden all had in mind originally and still do? Think I’m wrong? Have a look at the 2018 MTS and what happened to Medicare payments.

This fiscal ended in September of 2018, the second year of Trump’s Presidency. Prescription drug spend was down from 95 billion to $82 billion, a decrease of close to 15%. Hospital spend was nearly flat – up right at 1%. Do you think Pharma and hospital administrators liked that? The next year drug spend was up 3.6% and then ending in September of 2020 it was up 5.3%. Hospitalization? That posted a 26% increase year ending September 2020 with hospitals being paid $39,000 per person by Medicare to shove a tube down your throat and kill you instead of being paid to give you drugs early with them only getting paid when you didn’t get intubated and die. In other words health care as a service which in fact paid more to kill Seniors was good for a 26% increase in what the federal government spent despite killing a half-million people with the vast majority of them being Senior Citizens on Medicare.

We didn’t pay for performance we paid for a subscription even though what it bought sucked and in fact killed your Grandmother. Do you think that’s stopped? Well then you better look at the current MTS which says that while hospitalization spend is down (gee, all the old people who could be easily killed seem to already be dead and we ran out of suckers we could exploit by sticking a toe tag on them) when it comes to prescription drugs the current year spend via said subscription model scam is up 12.4% over last year thus far on a comparable-period basis! Don’t you think we should have proved that wasn’t the model being intended for these shots to be forced on EVERYONE before we started letting people get stabbed when the data before us, on October 15st of 2020, was that indeed that was exactly the model the health care system had run for the previous fiscal year into the maw of the pandemic and got paid to deliberately not treat people early which both led to their death and got them paid a record amount, an utterly obscene additional EIGHTY TWO BILLION DOLLARS above the previous year’s expense?

You better hope that’s not what they tricked you into because if it is you’re screwed at least economically and may be ****ed out of your life. I remind you that the MTS proves that is exactly what they did to Seniors when it came to medical care just during the first six months of the pandemic to the tune of $82 BILLION which was in fact paid out as a reward for generating 500,000 CORPSES. But you still won’t make them stop — will you?

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Not the most convincing graph but the trend is clear.

Infections Decline in the Unvaccinated as They Surge in the Vaccinated (LDS)

I reported last week on the striking fact that, according to data from the ZOE Covid Symptom study, new symptomatic daily infections appeared to be plateauing in the unvaccinated while they were surging in the vaccinated. The trend has continued since then, with infections now entering decline in the unvaccinated while those in the vaccinated (with at least one dose) continue to surge (see graph). Around 67% of the population has received at least one vaccine dose, so the fact that there are still more infections in the smaller unvaccinated group means no conclusion can be drawn from the current figures about the vaccines not being effective.

Also, while more people are being vaccinated all the time, that steady trend is nowhere near large enough to account for the sharp changes in infection incidence we see here. With infections in the unvaccinated already peaking and falling, despite the Delta variant, this drives a coach and horses through arguments for the supposed importance of vaccinating children and hesitant young people – including through inducements like vaccine passports for pubs, clubs and restaurants, now being mooted for the autumn. Why the vaccinated are having their Delta surge later than the unvaccinated is an interesting question. Is it because the vaccines make them more resistant to infection? Does the age difference help explain it? Or is it something else?


Whatever the explanation, the important point is that without any new restrictions or a big new vaccine push, infections in the unvaccinated are already falling. In the current climate of pushes to extend restrictions, delay ‘Freedom Day’, and vaccinate everyone whether they want it or not, this is hugely significant. It means all those arguments to continue restrictions and pile on the pressure for vaccination because of the Delta variant are complete nonsense. That new daily infections are still rising in the population as a whole is now because they are rising among the vaccinated, not the unvaccinated. They will likely peak soon in the vaccinated, too, just as they already have in Scotland.

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“..we live in a time when reality is exceptionally slippery..”

A Bodyguard of Lies (Kunstler)

A bunch of readers sent me a video on the Odysee platform that seems to have lit up the Internet over the weekend, a conversation between the international lawyer Reiner Fuellmich and a character named David Martin, PhD, CEO of M-Cam, a company that researches and advises on intellectual property and patents, especially in medicine. Dr. Martin is “a fellow” at the University of Virginia School of Business Administration and formerly an assistant professor at UVa’s School of Medicine. Mr. Fuellmich is a German national who claims to be bringing a case to the world court to prosecute various parties for hoaxing the world over the coronavirus we call Covid-19.

Mr. Fuellmich’s claim is based on the allegation that the world has been played by “a PCR test pandemic,” not by a novel coronavirus, saying that the PCR test is entirely unreliable, but was used to generate millions of “cases.” Dr. Martin claims that scores of patents were filed as far back as 2008 on features found in Covid 19 — the spike protein, the polybasic cleavage site, and the ace-2 receptor binding domain — by people doing “bioweapons” research at the University of North Carolina (e.g., Dr. Ralph Baric) as well as the US Military’s DARPA, the Wuhan, China, virology lab, and Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), much of it intermediated by Peter Daszak of the EcoHealth Alliance, and allegedly involving a criminal conspiracy with several pharmaceutical companies to make a lot of money off an engineered global health emergency. He claims further that the mRNA vaccines are “medical devices” designed to induce illness.

This complex story has its charms (Fuellmich & Martin are very good talkers) and has undergone serial debunkings by some of the usual debunkers, themselves not necessarily reliable organs of debunkery, such as The Washington Post. Dr. Martin appears to be associated with the “Plandemic” crowd and with some marginal crypto-religious groups inveighing against Jewish conspiracies and freemasonry — two big red flags for me.

But we live in a time when reality is exceptionally slippery and there are parts of the story that are now accepted as real in the emergent consensual reality of what actually happened. For instance: that Dr. Anthony Fauci funded gain-of-function research using Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance as a conduit. And the numerous patent records do exist within the stated time-line. The scientific and legal facts around all this are abstruse, and most college-educated (and beyond) Americans might have trouble processing the story.

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Suppressing dissent is what the US does at home, better than anyone.

Cuba’s Internet Cutoff: A Go-to Tactic To Suppress Dissent (AP)

Cubans facing the country’s worst economic crisis in decades took to the streets over the weekend. In turn, authorities blocked social media sites in an apparent effort to stop the flow of information into, out of and within the beleaguered nation. Restricting internet access has become a tried-and-true method of stifling dissent by authoritarian regimes around the world, alongside government-supported disinformation campaigns and propaganda. On the extreme side, regimes like China and North Korea exert tight control over what regular citizens can access online. Elsewhere, service blockages are more limited, often cutting off common social platforms around elections and times of mass protests.

There was no formal organizer of Sunday’s protests; people found out about the rallying points over social media, mostly on Twitter and Facebook, the platforms most used by Cubans. The thousands of Cubans who took to the streets — protesters and pro-government activists alike — wielded smartphones to capture images and send them to relatives and friends or post them online. On Monday, Cuban authorities were blocking Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Telegram, said Alp Toker, director of Netblocks, a London-based internet monitoring firm. “This does seem to be a response to social media-fueled protest,” he said. Twitter did not appear to be blocked, though Toker noted Cuba could cut it off if it wants to.

While the recent easing of access by Cuban authorities to the internet has increased social media activity, Toker said, the level of censorship has also risen. Not only does the cutoff block out external voices, he said, it also squelches “the internal voice of the population who have wanted to speak out.” Internet access in Cuba has been expensive and relatively rare until recently. The country was “basically offline” until 2008, then gradually entered a digital revolution, said Ted Henken, a Latin America expert at Baruch College, City University of New York. The biggest change, he noted, came in December 2018 when Cubans got access to mobile internet for the first time via data plans purchased from the state telecom monopoly. These days, more than half of all Cubans have internet access, Henken said.

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The Covid problem must be waning then?!

White House Urges Cities To Use Covid Funds To Help Combat Violent Crime (JTN)

The White House sent a memo to state and local officials Monday, urging them to use some of the COVD-19 relief funds to help combat the rise of violent crime. The memo outlines how states should use the funds provided by President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package to reduce crime, such as supporting law enforcement, investing in community-based violence interventions, and enforcing gun laws. “The core of the President’s plan is a partnership with cities and states, equipping local leaders with historic levels of federal funding and a range of tools to address the multifaceted challenge of gun violence,” the memo said, according to The Hill.


The memo also notes that Biden requested $300 million in funding for the COPS program, a program made by the Department of Justice for community-centered policing, and an additional $750 million for federal law enforcement agencies. Biden is expected to meet with Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams – who is also the Democrat nominee for New York City mayor – as well as with other mayors across the country.

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50% of value gone, but nobody sells.

Just 5% Of All Bitcoins In Circulation Have Traded In The Past Year (ZH)

In JPMorgan’s latest weekly bitcoin hit piece (because for some “inexplicable” reason, JPMorgan executive have instructed most of the bank’s strategists, including those covering equity and rates, to slam the cryptocurrency on a weekly if not daily basis while the bank quietly builds out its own proprietary crypto fund, almost as if it is desperate to scare its clients into selling), the bank makes an interesting argument: bitcoin is not liquid enough to be successfully implemented as a legal tender in El Salvador.

We won’t speak to the validity of JPM’s argument – we will soon find out first hand whether or not El Salvador made a mistake in adopting bitcoin as legal tender – although it certainly is simple enough: “daily payment activity in El Salvador would represent ~4% of recent on-chain transaction volume and more than 1% of the total value of tokens which have been transferred between wallets in the past year,” the report said, with the illiquidity and nature of the volume “potentially a significant limitation on its potential as a medium of exchange.”

Perhaps, then again in its brief history bitcoin has certainly demonstrated that it is remarkably scalable and viable even without a central bank propping it up every time there is even a modest risk-flaring hiccup, which is much more than we could ever say about the global stock market or currencies such as Europe’s “whatever it takes” euro. Of course, JPMorgan – a bank that directly benefited form more than one multibilion bailout – will be the last to admit just how much sustainable the cryptocurrency has become, which is why we will ignore the bank’s latest round of propaganda, but will point out an interesting fact unearthed by JPMorgan: it goes straight to the heart of the recurring argument why bitcoin is so volatile.

The reason, as JPM has discovered, is that bitcoin’s float may be as little as 5%, if not less. Discussing the daily trading volumes of bitcoin, JPM notes that a large fraction of Bitcoin are locked up in illiquid entities (liquidity sinks), “with more than 90% not changing hands in more than a year” while roughly 80% – and rising – are held by wallets with light turnover. This means that a paltry 5-10% of all bitcoin in circulation has traded in the past year. Another way of putting it: an asset with a $600 billion market cap has a float of just $30 billion. Which is remarkable as it means that no whales sold bitcoin when it hit its all time high of $65,000. And if they didn’t sell then, they certainly won’t sell now when it’s half that price.

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Would be nice if it goes somewhere.

Trump: Why I’m Suing Big Tech (ZH)

Following last week’s announcement that President Trump was filing a class-action lawsuit suing the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google over allegations of illegal censorship, Trump has published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal where he lays out his legal team’s argument: Big Tech has colluded with government to censor the free speech of the American people, Trump said. Since social media has become “as central to free speech as town meeting halls, newspapers and television networks were in prior generations.” Despite the fact that the internet is “the new public square”, Big Tech has become increasingly “brazen and shameless in censoring and discriminating against ideas, information and people on social media – banning users, deplatforming organizations, and aggressively blocking the free flow of information on which our democracy depends.”

“No longer are Big Tech giants simply removing specific threats of violence. They are manipulating and controlling the political debate itself.” Trump also cited Big Tech’s decision to bar him from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. “Perhaps most egregious, in the weeks after the election, Big Tech blocked the social-media accounts of the sitting president. If they can do it to me, they can do it to you—and believe me, they are.” While Chinese and Iranian propagandists are allowed to operate with impunity, social media platforms have attacked a Michigan schoolteacher for sharing an article questioning whether mandatory masks are suitable for young children in schools. A Florida couple that lost their 21-year-old son in a fatal car accident caused by a 2x-deported illegal immigrant was censored by Facebook when they posted about border security and immigration enforcement, Trump said.

These regular people will appear as plaintiffs alongside Trump and his America First Policy Institute, which is co-sponsoring the litigation. Worst of all, when Democrats in Congress demand that big tech CEOs “fact check” what they insist are “false” stories, Trump says that these “disinformation” labels are supplied by partisan fact-checkers loyal to the Democratic Party. This is tantamount to “suppression of speech that those in power do not like.” “Through these lawsuits, I intend to restore free speech for all Americans—Democrats, Republicans and independents. I will never stop fighting to defend the constitutional rights and sacred liberties of the American people.” Finally, Trump cited the Trusted News Initiative, a program whereby Twitter, Facebook and Google all take orders from the CDC about which information to combat.

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“It’s a Democrat machine; it should be a campaign contribution.”

Trump: Big Tech Is ‘Getting The Biggest Subsidy Ever (JTN)

Former President Donald Trump discussed his class-action lawsuit against Big Tech censorship on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” saying he believes it will be “very successful.” Trump said the lawsuit will “wind its way through the courts, I think it’s gonna be very successful … It’s been very well received, very popular, a lot of legal scholars are saying it’s about time.” The lawsuit was filed against the CEO’s of Google, Facebook, and Twitter, alleging that censorship is a violation of the First Amendment and applies to private companies because they are working for government officials. Section 230 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act allows websites to remove obscene content. Trump is arguing that this immunity is like a government subsidy.


“They’re getting the biggest subsidy that any company has ever gotten from a government,” Trump explained. “They’re immune from so many different things, but they’re not immune from this lawsuit because what they’ve done is such a violation of the Constitution. A violation like we’ve never seen before.” “They work with the Democrats,” he added. “It’s a Democrat machine; it should be a campaign contribution.” Because YouTube, Facebook, and Google suspended his accounts on their platforms, Trump said that it “hurts his ability to support fellow conservatives by campaigning for Republicans running in 2022. He also said it hurts his ability to lay the groundwork for a possible 2024 presidential bid,” Fox News reported.

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I admit: I like to see him back.

‘I Got Impeached Twice, I Became Worse’: Trump (RT)

In a speech to fans in Texas, Donald Trump repeated claims of election fraud and tirades against “cancel culture.” He also uttered one phrase his opponents would likely agree with, saying he “became worse” after being impeached. Trump took the stage in Dallas, Texas on Sunday night to close out the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a yearly or twice-yearly gathering of politicians, activists and celebrities from the American right. The CPAC crowd is as friendly to Trump as crowds get, and the former president served them up his signature partisan jokes, rants and one-liners. He railed against President Joe Biden and the Democrats, whom he accused of “rigging” the 2020 election against him. The audience agreed, breaking into chants of “Trump won!”

He thundered against immigration, accusing Biden of turning the US/Mexico border into “the single greatest disaster in American history” and lambasted “big tech’s attack on free speech,” days after suing the social media platforms that banned him in January. All of these complaints and grievances are standard Trump fare, but the receptive crowd at CPAC gave him the opportunity to try out some new material. Turning on his former attorney general, Trump claimed that Bill Barr “became a different man” after House Democrats “viciously stated that they wanted to impeach him” last year. “I didn’t become different,” Trump quipped. “I got impeached twice. I became worse.” His opponents would likely agree with that statement, but “worse” to his supporters clearly meant “better,” as they broke out into applause and cheers.

Trump’s headline appearance, and the warm reception he received, served as a reminder that although he is out of power and absent from social media, he still sets the Republican Party’s agenda. His former vice president, Mike Pence, who voted to certify Biden’s electoral victory, did not appear at the event and was booed and heckled at a conservative conference in Florida several weeks ago. CPAC is considered an opportunity for potential Republican presidential candidates to audition in front of the conservative base, and Trump – who has dropped several hints recently at another run for the White House in 2024 – seemed to acknowledge this. “The Democrats want me out… and here I am. I could have a nice, beautiful life and here I am on a Sunday in Texas,” he said, to which the crowd chanted “Four more years! Four more years!”

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    Vincent van Gogh View of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer 1888   • Australia’s COVID Outbreak Worsens Despite Economy-Crippling Lockdowns (ZH) • Fauci Ca
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 13 2021]

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    Polder Dweller
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    Power hungry totalitarian creep.

    Yeah, but what about his bad points?

    #79596
    absolute galore
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    But people need to understand that the amount of data right now that shows a high degree of effectiveness and a high degree of safety is more than we’ve ever seen with the emergency use authorization, so these vaccines are as good as officially approved with all the I’s dotted and T’s crossed. It hasn’t been done yet because the FDA has to do certain things. But it’s as good as done. So people should really understand that. But they are waiting now until you get an official approval before. And I think when you do see the official approval, you’ll see a lot more mandates.”

    Well the EUA has never been granted for a brand-new vaccine–AVA, the anthrax vaccine given an EUA in 2005 was already approved for other use, so it was a case of “off label” use. During the Swine Flu pandemic, only antiviral meds were approved. His statement is A. misleading, and B. comparing apples to kiwi fruit. Dr. Dissembler.

    I loathe the phrase “people need to understand.” It is used by smug and contemptuous prigs who are full of themselves.

    “…these vaccines are as good as officially approved…it’s as good as done”
    That’s the scary part. It’s like they are going to give an emergency full approval to a drug that has an emergency use authorization.

    We are truly into an Orwellian existence. I’m not so sure you can ever get back out without a lot of violence happening first.

    “Meanwhile, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, author Alex Berenson called out the vaccination efforts as a scam. “The government was hoping that they could sort of sucker 90% of the population into getting vaccinated,” Berenson said. “And it isn’t happening.” People in the audience cheered when they heard that. On the other hand, Fauci called the reaction “horrifying.”

    When the pandemic first started and I was refusing to wear a mask outdoors and questioning the scope and the subsequent government reaction, a good friend of mine said I should meet this friend of his who lives in the next town over. It was more of an aside to let me know he knew of others who were of a similar opinion.

    Anyway, this friend of my friend, who I have not met, is Alex Berenson, who I had never heard of to that point. I’m fairly indifferent about going out of my way to meet him, but anybody who The Atlantic calls “the pandemic’s wrongest man” or who elicits a “horrifying” from Dr. Dissembler is doing something right. This is the highly respected, ethical, unbiased journal which proudly announces “The Atlantic’s COVID-19 coverage is supported by grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.”

    Hey, at least they come out and admit it, unlike most of the other “news sources” out there.

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    Polder Dweller
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    Dr. Martin appears to be associated with the “Plandemic” crowd and with some marginal crypto-religious groups inveighing against Jewish conspiracies and freemasonry — two big red flags for me.

    I was a bit surprised by Jim’s sceptical stance wrt Fuellmich et al, yet some on SM are saying that it’s a more sophisticated form of Q-Anon. Maybe that is a double bluff, too, who knows? Meantime, the fact checkers are getting fact checked and everyone is debunking everyone else, like this:

    I’m beginning to see what a post-truth world looks like.

    #79598
    oxymoron
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    This one from Tony is fully creepy “core, lesser group”.

    #79599
    ctbarnum
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    All this vax push on account of , for me, a 5.1 in 1 million chance of dying from COVID. Give me a break. It’s not about a virus.

    https://covid19risktools.com:8443/riskcalculator

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    Polder Dweller
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    This is also doing the rounds on SM: three presidents Haïti, Burundi and Tanzania, who refused to push the vaccines are all now ‘surfing beneath the turf.’ Coincidence? Probably.

    https://commonsensetv.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/presidenten-3-weigerlanden-dood.jpg

    #79601
    ctbarnum
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    Notice in that risk calculation, not one question about Vitamin D levels.

    #79602
    democritus
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    Re Hesseri and LDS – The vaccines were intended to prevent hospitalisations and that’s what they have done. They weren’t intended to prevent positive test results or any symptoms at all.

    #79604
    Mister Roboto
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    For pity’s sake. I’m at the point where I’m almost ready to start waving a Confederate Flag myself.

    #79605
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @democritus: then why are they called vaccines?

    #79606
    oxymoron
    Participant

    ctbarnum – i’m not from the US but put in a random zip code for florida – I came in at 1.2 per 1000000. This aint a virus. It is a scam.

    this is our national govt ad in aus right now – fear porn.
    Note that in hospital situation this woman is in they can afford 5 billion in machines that go ‘bing’ but not one pain killer.

    #79608
    zerosum
    Participant

    Only in the USA!
    Count your blessings that you’re somewhere else.

    • What If…. (Denninger)

    • A Bodyguard of Lies (Kunstler)

    • White House Urges Cities To Use Covid Funds To Help Combat Violent Crime (JTN)

    • Trump: Big Tech Is ‘Getting The Biggest Subsidy Ever (JTN)

    • ‘I Got Impeached Twice, I Became Worse’: Trump (RT)

    “off label” use.

    Why is “Psy-ops” needed for the irrelevant, powerless feeders

    #79610
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    “The vaccines were intended to prevent hospitalisations and that’s what they have done.”

    Do you have any proof for that, democritus? All I have seen is curves (cases, hospitalisations,deaths) for this year which look remarkably similar to those from last year (high at the beginning, dropping low in the summer) except this year they got (a lot) worse soon after people started getting “vaccinated.”

    #79611
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Post vanished for me:
    “It’s nice that you don’t have to sew the vaccine proof on your coat”

    Yes you do:
    “WHO Is Working On “Digital Wallet” To Store Vaccination Certification: Official”

    Hey is that a vaccine passport? That’s an unbased, debunked conspiracy theory. Except that it’s in the CDC, WHO, and Administrations worldwide. Except it isn’t. It is. Isn’t. Is. Isn’t. Is. Gaaaaah!
    Remember the point of #AntiLogos is not to be AGAINST reality. That’s not far enough. It’s to make reality cease to exist altogether. There is no #Truth but #Power. The purpose of Power is Power.
    …For the chronically mentally ill.

    The vaccine was SUPPOSED to stop hospitalizations while not being sterile, that is, you could still get it, and as VDB says, encourage virus evolution. However, as UK shows, that is false. The people in the HOSPITAL are vaccinated. No difference at all from unvaxxed as far as I can tell from their terrible numbers. So it’s worse: you take both risks and get nothing.

    “DOJ Retracts Claim It Seized “Fully Constructed” Lego Set From Accused Capitol Rioter”

    Thanks to non-stop lambasting to their limp-wristed, panty-waisted psychotic delusions, they retracted this. Oh wait: no. Their retraction of the unconscionably weak, butt-hurt dum-dums was that IT WASN’T ASSEMBLED. Could be a present for his nephew, who knows?

    Anyway, the upcoming (un)armed attack on Hogwarts marches on. And what’s the FBI doing about it?
    Uh, yeah, when the people mock and belittle you this much, you’re no longer a threat and they giggle at the thought of you showing up. Nice job. …But that is the point, isn’t it? Collapse the U.S. and their evil “capitalism”? “Burn it down?” “By any means necessary”? Therefore a win is undermining and discrediting everything. Comey, Mueller, Wray, and all WANT this to happen as it serves the larger end: a post-law, post-FBI Staasi, a theocracy run by their religious cult.

    Looking at South Africa which is in uproar, non-stop looting, police unable to enforce any laws and therefore unwilling. I’m like, AND? That looks just like the United States last summer, or the decay of now mid-sized cities this summer. Why’s it different there? A: Because the media refuses to report it here, and if they report it, they lie, lie, lie, lie, lie.

    Car-toon
    https://assets.zerohedge.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_mobile/public/inline-images/4th_branch_of_government.jpg?itok=ijeoiHkN

    Trying to keep track of what’s REALLY going on, not the pointless misdirection of the media, Pelosi has directed the D.C. police to take over the nation. She is opening “D.C. Satellite Offices” nationwide, with full military drone infowar surveillance. …Cuz Capital Rioters, ‘natch. Who were unarmed. And killed no one. And haven’t been charged with anything akin to “Sedition” or “Rebellion.” but “misdemeanor trespassing (which is correct, btw).

    Aaaaaaaaaaaand outside of the Legislative mandate. Aaaaaaaaaaand outside of the 4th Amendment. Aaaaaand in a total, predictable, gambit of a Stassi and Praetorian guard disloyal to the law and the people. Aaaaaaand outside of Biden, actually. But as you know, in #OppositeLand, if Executive functions are NOT her job, she does them. If passing laws and oversight of the above 4th branch of government in the NSA and the missing $40T of budget funds IS her job, she DOESN’T do it. Of course.

    But thankfully they’re totally bankrupt AND totally, foolishly psychotic and inept. It’s really, really hard to put down 170 million Americans – with 400 million guns – when you’re lost in a delusional psychosis. People notice. …Or once their paychecks don’t clear anyway.

    Hey, day 188 they can’t figure out who planted those bombs on 100 D.C. cameras. Day 272 of Hunter’s laptop showing breach of security clearance, bribery, prostitution, federal gun and drug crimes, and child endangerment. Day 68 the FBI has no idea who opened a Coinbase account with “Know Your Customer” information and received the Bitcoin ransoms from their hacking insurance payout.

    …But she’s going to run surveillance of Muncie, Indiana and Branson, Missouri. Right. Okie-dokie, Pelosie!

    Narccissists. A Legend in their Own Mind.

    Speaking of, Antony “Masks don’t work on viruses, I fund prohibited CCP Bioweapons” Fauci says they should have “vaccine mandates”. Don’t quit your day job, Tony, it’s illegal against the Constitution, Federal and International law, is an open War Crime, and also opens everyone to completely unlimited liability and class-action suits. Sleep Tight. The money is now well-tracked, open info, and most of the people in the U.S. think you created the research the virus leaked from. So is it Nobel? Or Congressional Medal of Honor time?

    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday defended the Biden administration’s door-to-door vaccine effort”

    Like free speech, I think they should. Then people can see what their country is now and what they’re paying for. What “One on one” arguments does he think will work? He and CNN said so?

    “Bernie Sanders Heads to Cuba to Tell Protesters to Be More Grateful for Their Excellent Social Programs” – Bbee

    “White House Urges Cities to Use Covid Funds to Help Combat Violent Crime (JTN)”

    As said: Cuomo, NY: they are the models for the nation. Mobs of 200 with open fire-fights and child shootings is the goal.

    If it isn’t the goal wouldn’t they be mad about it and try to stop it? Child shootings and carjackings are probably the result of all the Lego confiscations. They’re trying to drive to Toys R Us.

    “50% of value gone, but nobody sells.”

    Quite true. But all the “sales” are on the fake exchanges, which is different from the real blockchain. In fact, something like all the Litecoin ever mined is “traded” every three days or something. That is, totally bananas in the other direction, showing extensive market-rigging. But BTC is up 360% a year, 30% a month. And that’s measuring from the DOWN wave. Not enough? You need more than that? What are you buying, gold-plated Humvees? Be satisfied. Hyperinflation much?

    Other problems: as they’re transferring in Coinbase, not blockchain, it’s the same as clearing checks in HSBC. That is, works fine, but it’s not 5% ‘trading’. Sort of. And those are owned by mega wallets that don’t move as they are owned by trading houses in proxy for customers. Half(?) the coins are NEVER moving, as they’re locked by Satoshi Nakamoto. HALF of the remaining are probably lost on hard drives before it was valuable. So what is that now? Maybe then 25% of actual, non-destroyed coins trade? See, when you actually read stuff and ask questions, things come clear. But journalists are illiterate and uncurious, arrogant, lying morons, and would die on a rack before picking up a “telephone.” But they’re from Columbia so: Short Bus.

    #79612
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Glad to see the Bitcoin obits though. Bitcoin obituaries by top news is my #1 trading method, although we may have found a “Gartman” other than Elon Musk. That is a total, can’t lose, always wrong “Expert.” So, shortly to $200k.

    07TimeCoverWhyWeLoveHouses
    https://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2008/3/20/time2.jpg

    https://seekingalpha.com/article/69420-housing-when-magazine-covers-indicate-a-clash

    ” ‘I Got Impeached Twice, I Became Worse’: Trump (RT)”

    Wow, RT using the same deeply-pejorative language and biased framing as everyone else. When I did journalism ALL of this was FIRING OFFENSE. Instant. As in “Clearly you are not a journalist, but a liar.” He “SAID” was the adjective you used. “Experts say” was written, with carefully “Other experts disagreed” presented. You decide, Mr. Reader, now that we’ve presented the actual facts – double confirmed — exactly as said. Ah the good old days of like just a year ago. When even CNN reporters had to have “Facts” and “Sources” and could be “Sued” for “Libel”. You know: back before ‘08 when there was a rule of law.

    What is it now? Glenn Greenwald explains in long, painful detail:

    #79613
    zerosum
    Participant

    Complexity simplified

    TAE helps you to –
    1. cuts the knot,
    2. highlights the path,
    3. untangles the wool,
    4. explains the rail yard,
    5. see “fake news” reports
    6. wakeup from “Psy-ops”

    #79614
    democritus
    Participant

    @democritus: then why are they called vaccines?

    Because they work the way vaccines work, by inducing an immune response in the body.

    #79615
    democritus
    Participant

    Do you have any proof for that, democritus?

    I am hoping you don’t want me to build a lab.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/12/most-fully-vaccinated-people-who-get-covid-delta-infections-are-asymptomatic-who-says-.html

    #79616
    laffin_boy
    Participant

    Polder Dweller: …the one big problem they (Russia) have there is already a declining population

    Well there was a decline for several years after the USSR breakup but that shifted back to an increase in ’09 which held through 2020. Now it turning down again due to demographics – like Japan, Spain, Italy and many Western countries.

    What if – as most of us here suspect – the vaccines (even Sputnik V) reduce life expectancy considerably?

    Well if this report is accurate then you can’t blame the Spudnik effectively rate because apparently only 15% of the population has allowed themselves to be vaccinated!

    Supposedly it’s the notorious Delta variant which, as we know, has a CFR less than the flu so Russia’s “emergency” is just more FUD.

    #79617
    laffin_boy
    Participant

    @absolute galore: I am not a believer in a fully functioning cabal of global elites, complete with secret handshakes.

    Me neither.

    That’s a cartoon version of tinfoil hat conspiracies which is not what we’re up against. If you had the opportunity to hang out with obscenely rich people you’d find that (a) they very sincerely believe that they’ve earned and have a right to every penny they’ve stolen and (b) like us they have views on how they feel the world should be but (c) unlike us they have the power (money) to bring their visions into reality if they choose to.

    The cartoon version of fat guys in smoke-filled rooms conspiring evil deeds is just that – a cartoon. The reality is that they do tend to associate with others that see things they way they do – just as we’re doing here on TAE. It’s only natural that they should cooperate with their peers to accomplish their mutual goals. Goals that they sincerely believe in with their (sociopathic) hearts.

    #79618
    Mr. House
    Participant

    @democritus

    Wasn’t that the case for people prior to the “jabs”? I thought most people who got the original strain of c19 were asymptomatic so where is the improvement?

    #79619
    Mr. House
    Participant

    After reading that CNBC article you can remove the words vaccine and delta variant and it would be a copy and pasted article from some point in 2020.

    #79620
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    COVID-19 Mortality Risk Calculation — it doesn’t ask whether or not I already had Covid…..*sigh*

    #79621
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Funny how we’re not hearing anything about these demonstrations.

    #79622
    Mr. House
    Participant

    will asymptomatic now mean what it meant prior to c19: IE you do not spread the virus? Now that the jabs are in place will the long standing MO of double standards assert itself? Wasn’t asymptomatic one of the largest arguments for the jabs? Because you might have it and not know you need to be jabbed so you don’t spread it? except the jabs don’t stop you from spreading it? I’m spinning in circles here, a dog chasing its tail.

    #79623
    Mr. House
    Participant

    The Cuban ones? They’ve been in the news, or at least the news i read a good deal.

    #79624
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    I looked at the CNBC link, democritus (already quite something for me even to look at such an untrustworthy source of news) and saw this:

    – Covid hospitalizations are rising in some parts of the world, mostly where vaccination rates are low and the highly contagious delta variant is spreading.
    – In the U.S., officials have said virtually all recent Covid hospitalizations and deaths were occurring among unvaccinated people.
    – Some studies have shown that those infected with Covid after vaccination produce much less virus than those who are unvaccinated, reducing the risk of passing the virus to others.

    BAM! Three lies right there. Still, they got their facts from the WHO, so ’nuff said.

    #79625
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “The cartoon version of fat guys in smoke-filled rooms conspiring evil deeds is just that – a cartoon.”

    Huh? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tammany_Hall \

    Tammany Hall, starting DAY ONE of the U.S., with top members VP Aaron Burr, lasting 100 years into NYC in open election rigging up to 1950. You know, where the next election was teh most rigged up to now with Kennedy-Nixon, where it was openly admitted they sat in “Smoke filled rooms” with the Catholics, Unions, Teamsters, Mafia, and worse, the Chicago machine.

    But although it’s written in history that this has happened more or less perpetually everywhere on earth, it’s not happening here or now, because we’re special and different.

    “It’s only natural that they should cooperate with their peers to accomplish their mutual goals.”

    And this is different from what others describe as “smoke filled rooms” in what practical way?
    Oh, was that the past?

    https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/

    Wait: is that Time Magazine, describing in open detail how today’s Tammany Hall of corporations and billionaires undermines democracy and free elections in the service of money that sits in smoke filled rooms? What does it take to say “Yes”? If Time magazine says THIS IS HAPPENING, happening on the front page, are you calling them liars and unhinged conspiracy theorists? It’s really strange to me. It’s like saying “the rains we have here are not rains” or the “riots we have here aren’t really riots.” They print non-stop papers SAYING they do it, then fund with billions. It’s a duck. Qvack Qvack.

    #79626
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    @phoenixvoice

    That as well. *sigh*


    @oxymoron

    I am in Florida and the number of cases here have been next to none for the last week and they are still dumping the fear on you, but on the other hand, have also relaxed the standards for temperature checks and contact tracing (i.e., stopped doing them altogether). Yep, not about a virus and the more they use coercion the more I push back.

    #79627
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    Our “experts” still believe in the Cooties when most ditch that belief near the end of elementary school. Do they also have trouble with object permanence?

    #79628
    Mr. House
    Participant

    this is what you do when you aren’t lying and “winning!”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/democrat-groups-plan-fact-check-private-sms-messages

    #79629
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    I remember in a video a few days ago someone claiming that people in the Pfizer clinical trials who are being given the “boosters” are having bad reactions and many are refusing the 4th jab, (because the Pfizer boosters are also a 2 jab program.)

    Has anyone seen anything about this that is written? Or further video corroboration? The person who mentioned it in a video didn’t say anything about sources.

    (Of course, Germ is away…may need to re-pose this question when he gets back.)

    #79630
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @ct: that’s hilarious. thanks

    #79631
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    “Smoke filled rooms,
    I think that the point of “smoke filled rooms” is that it was a small group in a closed door meeting — and smoking as a part of leisure was something practiced by upper classes, rather than lower classes. (Upper class homes might have “a smokinng room” — but lower class ones did not.) Cigarettes are a poor man’s way of getting nicotine. The wealthy would historically use fine Cuban cigars, that they would share out among their male friends.

    Now that nicotine is understood to cause cancer, I’m going to guess that the closed door meetings are more often not in smoke filled rooms. Instead, they are in smoke-free rooms in Davos, Switzerland, during the WEF. They are in ritzy hotel restaurants and on golf courses. The location and the haze of the air may change, but the tenor of the meetings do not. The meetings are about how “I” and “we” (the scumsucking “elite” parasites) will retain and augment our wealth and power, ensuring that the masses do not create a viable opposition. (Oh, but no doubt that the rooms or locations of these meetings have many, many details that display the immense wealth of the meeting participants.)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    My partner’s feathers are ruffled because he just found out that his best friend just had his second Pfizer jab yesterday and is feeling nausous. His best friend says that he knew that there were risks, but he lives on Long Island, he is so sick of the masks, and the vaccine was a way out of the masks.

    And another one falls for the psyop.

    #79633
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    “The Covid problem must be waning then?!”

    • White House Urges Cities To Use Covid Funds To Help Combat Violent Crime (JTN)

    Houston begins to realize that we have a problem. Rather like how Hitler’s financiers realized they7 couldn’t control him.

    #79634
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    Apparently, Australia wants to commit hari-kari so China will take over. I doubt China wants the job. Oh well. My informed Aussie friends have been tellinbg me forever that Aus is run by an exceptionally numbskull breed of ignorant greedheads. I believe them. It shows.

    As an American, it’s noice to have English-speaking nations I can look down on. Except Canada: I have to look north to look down on them. You just can’t stay angry with Canada.

    Oh, Dudley…

    #79635
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    You just can’t stay angry with Canada.

    As disappointed as I am with them for being total coronapansies, I just can’t bring myself to fully disdain a country where cannabis is legal everywhere. 🙂

    #79636
    island raider
    Participant

    Regarding Alex Berenson, he has a really good twitter feed. You don’t need a twitter account to view the feed, just search ‘twitter alex berenson’. He also has a substack & yesterday published a great article titled ‘Vaccines: Reasons for Concern Part 3’. Yesterday I was able to view it in its entirety without subscribing to his substack. Great article! Lines out with data & evidence that the data coming out of Israel and UK are demonstrating that the vaccines are starting to fail in these locations with some of the highest vaccination rates in the world. His concluding paragraphs followed by a link to the substack:

    “I hope it is clear by know that to know for sure just how quickly the vaccines lose their effectiveness will require very careful AND HONEST statistical analysis of complex data.

    Instead of offering that, however, American public health authorities are doubling down on their promise of vaccine effectiveness. They trumpet unverified statistics that appear increasingly implausible in the light of the more granular data coming from Israel and especially Britain (which has excellent data from a national health care system and a commitment to publishing weekly reports that cannot be easily manipulated).

    For now, the United States has not seen the big increases in cases that have hit Britain and Israel since May. But the mRNA vaccines work the same everywhere. So it is hard to see why America will not, unless natural infection-generated immunity is so much higher here that it blunts the impact of vaccine failure.

    Over the next few weeks, the data will bear very close watching. But we already know this much. As public health authorities and the media press vaccinations ever harder on young people – who are at almost no risk from Covid anyway – their unwillingness to face difficult realities will only feed conspiracy theories and resistance.”

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/vaccines-reasons-for-concern-part

    #79637
    Bill7
    Participant

    Dr. D said: “Therefore a win is undermining and discrediting everything. Comey, Mueller, Wray, and all WANT this to happen as it serves the larger end: a post-law, post-FBI Staasi, a theocracy run by their religious cult..”

    That’s my take as well: the Overlords’/ minions self-discrediting sure looks intentional to me. “Nowhere to turn”
    for us proles (except self-organization) seems to be their goal.

    Mr. House said: “..Wasn’t asymptomatic one of the largest arguments for the jabs? Because you might have it and not know you need to be jabbed so you don’t spread it? except the jabs don’t stop you from spreading it? I’m spinning in circles here, a dog chasing its tail..”

    Hey, what’s not to like? As said above..

    B7

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