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Vincent van Gogh Bridge in the rain (after Hiroshige) 1887

 

Biden Admin ‘Flagging Problematic Social Media Posts’ (PM)
Question Everything (Ballan)
Spain’s Top Court Rules Lockdown Unconstitutional (BBC)
Long Covid Has Over 200 Symptoms And Leaves 1 In 5 Unable To Work
Huge Study Supporting Ivermectin For Covid Withdrawn Over Ethical Concerns (G.)
Top General Feared Trump Would Attempt A Coup After Losing The Election (DM)
Kremlin Papers Appear To Show Putin’s Plot To Put Trump In White House (G.)
Kremlin Says Guardian Claims Are ‘Fundamentally Untrue’ (RT)
Russia Accuses US Of ‘Staging’ Anti-Government Protests In Cuba (RT)
Illinois Becomes First State To Prohibit Police From Lying To Kids (JTN)
59 of 96 Phones Assigned To Mueller Probe Missing (JTN)
Bill Clinton Took Two More Trips On The Lolita Express (DM)
Capitol Police To Use Army Surveillance Gear To Monitor Americans (AMN)

 

 

Which country will recover faster?

 

 

Why am I getting the idea that we no longer comprehend just how bizarre this is? That our minds have become so blunted by censorship we do not recognize it as such any longer?

Biden Admin ‘Flagging Problematic Social Media Posts’ (PM)

After Biden administration Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy issued an advisory urging big tech companies to “impose clear consequences for accounts that repeatedly violate platform policies,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki used it to call for big tech companies to crack down harder on social media users with “fact-checks” on “misinformation.” A reporter requested that Psaki expand a bit more on “the request for tech companies to be more aggressive” as regards “misinformation. Has the administration been in touch with any of these companies and are there any actions that the federal government can take to ensure their cooperation, because we’ve seen from the start there’s not a lot of action on some of these platforms.”

“Sure, well first, we are in regular touch with the social media platforms and those engagements typically happen through members of our senior staff, but also members of our COVID-19 team. Given as, Dr. Murthy conveyed, this is a big issue of misinformation specifically on the pandemic,” Psaki said. “In terms of actions… that we have taken or are working to take from the federal government. We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s office. We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation. We’re working with doctors and medical professionals to connect two connected medical experts who are popular with their audiences with accurate information and boost trusted content.

“So we’re helping get trusted content out there. We also created the COVID Community Corps to get factual information into the hands of local messengers. And we’re also investing in the President’s, the Vice President’s and Dr. Fauci’s time in meeting with influencers who also have large reaches to a lot of these target audiences who can spread and share accurate information. “We saw an example of that yesterday, I believe that video will be out Friday,” Psaki said. “There are also proposed changes that we have made to social media platforms including Facebook, and those specifically four key steps:

“1) That they measure and publicly share the impact of misinformation on their platform. Facebook should provide publicly and transparently data on the reach of COVID-19, COVID vaccine misinformation. Not just engagement, but the reach of the misinformation and the audience that it’s reaching. That will make sure we’re getting accurate information to people. This should be provided not just to researchers but to the public so that public knows and understands what is accurate and inaccurate.
“2) We have recommended, proposed, that they create a robust and enforcement strategy that bridges their properties and provides transparency about the rules. So… there’s about 12 people who are producing 65 percent of anti-vaccination misinformation on social media platforms. All of them remain active on Facebook despite some even being banned on other platforms, including ones that Facebook owns.
“3) It’s important to take faster action against harmful posts. As you all know, information travels quite quickly on social media platforms. Sometimes it’s not accurate, and Facebook needs to move more quickly to remove harmful, violative posts, posts that are within their policies for removal often remain up for days. That’s too long. The information spreads to quickly.

“Finally,” Psaki said, “we have proposed they promote quality information sources in their feed algorithm. Facebook has repeatedly shown that they have the leverage to promote quality information, we’ve seen them effectively do this in their algorithm over low-quality information and they’ve chosen not to use it in this case. That’s certainly an area where we have an impact.” She said that Facebook “certainly understands what our asks are.”

Psaki
https://twitter.com/i/status/1415728046930268160

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“Fear is not good for us. It’s not good for our immunity, our health or our ability to think rationally. To calm the fear, we need to know that cases are meaningless, deaths are overestimated and immunity – whether natural or vaccine-induced – is long-lasting and can protect us from future variants.”

Question Everything (Ballan)

The WHO flip-flopped on the definition of herd immunity, which is the point at which an infectious disease stops being a cause for concern because most of the population is immune to it. They removed natural immunity from the definition and limited herd immunity to that reached via vaccination only. After this meddling caused an uproar, they went back again and included both forms of immunity as contributing to herd immunity. Furthermore, they changed their recommendations about the PCR test, first allowing very high cycle thresholds of 45 (which is the number of times the genetic material of the virus is multiplied until it is detected) and recommending that cases are diagnosed based on a positive PCR test, regardless of symptoms – previously unheard of in medicine.

Patients are usually diagnosed with a disease if they are sick. Later the WHO rectified their stance, clarifying that the diagnosis of cases requires clinical symptoms and that high cycle thresholds lead to false positives. Why did the WHO make recommendations contrary to established medical practice for infectious diseases? The PCR test was not designed to diagnose infectiousness. It merely detects viral genetic material, dead or alive. Studies indicate that 25 cycles are enough to detect an infectious virus. How much have the false positive results affected the number of cases and in turn the number of deaths? How many deaths were wrongly attributed to COVID instead of other diseases?

Science doesn’t flip-flop like that. Politics does. Science has become politicized. We need to decouple science from politics. It is being manipulated to serve corporate and political agendas. Anyone criticizing ‘The Science’ is silenced harshly. People are smart and if given accurate information they can make the right decisions for themselves and their communities. Unfortunately, people are being misinformed and fear-mongered with non-stop death reports, apparently vanishing immunity and the threat of new variants. Fear is not good for us. It’s not good for our immunity, our health or our ability to think rationally. To calm the fear, we need to know that cases are meaningless, deaths are overestimated and immunity – whether natural or vaccine-induced – is long-lasting and can protect us from future variants.

Variants are not unique to COVID. All respiratory viruses mutate. The variants are so minutely different from each other that our immune system will recognize them and protect us. It’s like your friend wearing a cap. Can you still recognize him? In the same way, your immune system also recognizes the variants. How much longer should we let those variants haunt us?

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After the flood.

Spain’s Top Court Rules Lockdown Unconstitutional (BBC)

Spain’s top court has ruled that last year’s strict coronavirus lockdown was unconstitutional. The ruling leaves the door open for people who were fined for breaking the rules to reclaim the money they paid. But the court said it would not accept lawsuits from people and businesses who want to sue the government because they lost money due to the lockdown. The government declared a state of emergency on 14 March 2020 to curb the first wave of Covid-19 infections. At the time, coronavirus cases and deaths were rising and hospitals were quickly becoming overwhelmed. Since then, more than 81,000 people in Spain have died with coronavirus.


Spain has three levels of emergency: state of emergency, state of exception, and the highest level, state of siege. Under the emergency rules almost all people in the country were ordered to stay at home, and were only permitted to leave for essential reasons. All but essential businesses were closed. The laws were in place until June 2020, though some restrictions were reinstated later in the year when the country faced a second wave. But Spain’s Constitutional Court said in a statement that it had voted, by a slim majority of six to five, to find that the state of emergency was not enough to give the restrictions constitutional backing. This is because the rules were equivalent to a suppression of fundamental rights, it said.

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There’s a stiff competition between long covid and vaccines for the number of symptoms.

Long Covid Has Over 200 Symptoms And Leaves 1 In 5 Unable To Work

There are more than 200 symptoms associated with long Covid spanning 10 organ systems—including memory loss, hallucinations, tremors and fatigue—according to a new study published Thursday, providing one of the most comprehensive insights yet into the lingering and debilitating illness that can affect patients for months or years after infection. Covid long haulers reported a total of 203 different symptoms in the seven months between Dec. 2019 and May 2020, ranging from rashes, peeling skin and digestive issues to muscle spasms, hearing loss and tinnitus, according to research published in the Lancet’s E Clinical Medicine journal.


The study, based on surveys from nearly 4,000 people from 56 countries, identified fatigue, brain fog and post-exertional malaise (where symptoms worsen after physical or mental effort) as the most common symptoms. On average, patients suffered from 56 different symptoms and those still suffering after six months—nearly two-thirds of participants taking the survey—were still experiencing an average of 14 symptoms. Almost half (45%) of the study’s participants reported needing a reduced work schedule on account of their illness and around one-fifth (22%) were unable to work at all. Dr. Athena Akrami, a neuroscientist at University College London and senior author of the study, said it highlights “a clear need to widen medical guidelines” to assess a wider range of symptoms than respiratory and cardiovascular issues for long Covid.”

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They take one study and use it to discredit 80 others. The Guardian for you.

Huge Study Supporting Ivermectin For Covid Withdrawn Over Ethical Concerns (G.)

The efficacy of a drug being promoted by rightwing figures worldwide for treating Covid-19 is in serious doubt after a major study suggesting the treatment is effective against the virus was withdrawn due to “ethical concerns”. The preprint study on the efficacy and safety of ivermectin – a drug used against parasites such as worms and headlice – in treating Covid-19, led by Dr Ahmed Elgazzar from Benha University in Egypt, was published on the Research Square website in November. It claimed to be a randomised control trial, a type of study crucial in medicine because it is considered to provide the most reliable evidence on the effectiveness of interventions due to the minimal risk of confounding factors influencing the results. Elgazzar is listed as chief editor of the Benha Medical Journal, and is an editorial board member.

The study found that patients with Covid-19 treated in hospital who “received ivermectin early reported substantial recovery” and that there was “a substantial improvement and reduction in mortality rate in ivermectin treated groups” by 90%. But the drug’s promise as a treatment for the virus is in serious doubt after the Elgazzar study was pulled from the Research Square website on Thursday “due to ethical concerns”. Research Square did not outline what those concerns were. A medical student in London, Jack Lawrence, was among the first to identify serious concerns about the paper, leading to the retraction. He first became aware of the Elgazzar preprint when it was assigned to him by one of his lecturers for an assignment that formed part of his master’s degree. He found the introduction section of the paper appeared to have been almost entirely plagiarised.

It appeared that the authors had run entire paragraphs from press releases and websites about ivermectin and Covid-19 through a thesaurus to change key words. “Humorously, this led to them changing ‘severe acute respiratory syndrome’ to ‘extreme intense respiratory syndrome’ on one occasion,” Lawrence said. The data also looked suspicious to Lawrence, with the raw data apparently contradicting the study protocol on several occasions.

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Not sure what Trump did this time, but they want him again. Is it his lawsuit vs Big Tech?

Top General Feared Trump Would Attempt A Coup After Losing The Election (DM)

The country’s top military officer was so convinced that then-President Donald Trump would attempt a coup after his election loss to Joe Biden that he and other senior generals made plans to stop him, according to a new book. General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his deputies reportedly pledged to resign en masse if they were given an order by Trump that was illegal or unconstitutional. ‘They may try, but they’re not going to f***ing succeed,’ Milley told his deputies. ‘You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA and the FBI. ‘We’re the guys with the guns.’ The dramatic quote excerpted by CNN was revealed in a new book authored by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig titled I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year. The book is scheduled for release next week.

Days before the riot at the US Capitol on January 6, Milley warned confidantes of a ‘Reichstag moment’ facing the country. According to the book, his concern stemmed from the fact that Trump was preaching ‘the gospel of the Führer.’ Milly referred to Trump supporters at a march to protest the election as ‘brownshirts in the streets.’ In 1933, after Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany, the Nazis used a fire at the Reichstag building, home to Germany’s parliament, as a pretext to suspend civil liberties and consolidate power by claiming the country was under threat from communists. The brownshirts were Nazi paramilitaries who helped Hitler rise to power. ‘Milley told his staff that he believed Trump was stoking unrest, possibly in hopes of an excuse to invoke the Insurrection Act and call out the military,’ Rucker and Leonnig write.

The joint chiefs chairman was especially worried by the fact that Trump purged the Defense Department of those who raised objections to his ideas and replaced them with loyalists after the November election. Days after the election, Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper and replaced him with Christopher Miller. Other deputies to Esper were also fired and replaced with those who shared the then-president’s views. In December, Attorney General William Barr resigned after he refused to endorse Trump’s claims of rampant voter fraud. The departures of Barr and Esper left Milley concerned, according to the book. Milley reportedly told friends that he felt he needed to be ‘on guard’ in anticipation of what might happen.

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Luke Harding was one of the people at the Guardian working with Julian Assange on releases of WikiLeaks files back in 2009/10. He wanted to write Assange’s biography, but Julian declined. Then the revenge started. First, Harding and David Leigh published a secret password in a book, then a preposterous lying story of Paul Manafort visiting the Ecuador embassy multiple times followed, which conveniently combined anti-Assange with anti-Trump, and now there’s more hollow filth.

Kremlin Papers Appear To Show Putin’s Plot To Put Trump In White House (G.)

Vladimir Putin personally authorised a secret spy agency operation to support a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election during a closed session of Russia’s national security council, according to what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin documents. The key meeting took place on 22 January 2016, the papers suggest, with the Russian president, his spy chiefs and senior ministers all present. They agreed a Trump White House would help secure Moscow’s strategic objectives, among them “social turmoil” in the US and a weakening of the American president’s negotiating position.


Russia’s three spy agencies were ordered to find practical ways to support Trump, in a decree appearing to bear Putin’s signature. By this point Trump was the frontrunner in the Republican party’s nomination race. A report prepared by Putin’s expert department recommended Moscow use “all possible force” to ensure a Trump victory. Western intelligence agencies are understood to have been aware of the documents for some months and to have carefully examined them. The papers, seen by the Guardian, seem to represent a serious and highly unusual leak from within the Kremlin. The Guardian has shown the documents to independent experts who say they appear to be genuine. Incidental details come across as accurate. The overall tone and thrust is said to be consistent with Kremlin security thinking.

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Why on earth react?

Kremlin Says Guardian Claims Are ‘Fundamentally Untrue’ (RT)

Moscow has reacted furiously to a series of claims, backed up with anonymous and unverifiable sources, that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his security officials to support Donald Trump’s campaign to become US president. In comments made exclusively to RT on Thursday evening, Putin’s spokesman slammed the report, published in the UK’s Guardian newspaper earlier that day. “This is total fiction,” Dmitry Peskov remarked. “Strictly speaking, it is complete nonsense. Of course, this is the hallmark of an absolutely low-quality publication. Either the newspaper is trying to somehow increase its popularity or is sticking to a rabidly Russophobic line.”

The article, authored by British journalist Luke Harding and two other staffers at the outlet, claimed that Putin had “Personally authorised a secret spy agency operation to support a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election, during a closed session of Russia’s national security council.” The bombshell revelations were purportedly based on “what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin documents.” Harding has a history of publishing false stories related to the so-called “Russiagate” conspiracy theory, which became popular after Trump was elected to America’s highest office. In 2018, for instance, he published a completely fake tale about dissident publisher Julian Assange and the American lobbyist Paul Manafort supposedly having met in London.

The article was also based on anonymous ‘sources.’ Although the allegation has been thoroughly debunked, the Guardian has refused to correct the record. While working in Moscow in 2007, Harding was accused of plagiarism by The Exile, a small, independent and now defunct magazine. His employer issued an apology at the time.

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Duh!

Russia Accuses US Of ‘Staging’ Anti-Government Protests In Cuba (RT)

Wide-scale protests and rioting that have rocked the Caribbean nation of Cuba are, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry, part of an orchestrated campaign by American officials to oust the country’s socialist government. In a statement issued on Thursday, one of Moscow’s top diplomatic representatives, ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, blasted American “impudence” for suggesting that the demonstrations were a result of the Cuban government’s own mistakes. Instead, she described the approach a part of “yet another political staging.” “Washington’s cynicism is shown by the fact that throughout the entire period of the existence of revolutionary Cuba, it purposefully pursued a strategy of strangling the country, discriminating against its people and destroying the economy,” she went on.

“Their thinking here is simple – it has already been repeatedly deployed by Washington in different situations. But in every case, there is the same goal – sparking ‘color revolutions’ in response to unwanted regimes.” The approach, the official added, hinges on applying sanctions and provoking tensions by worsening the socio-economic situation in the country. Zakharova said that the idea authorities in Havana alone were to blame for fomenting discontent was patently false. “Despite all the measures taken by the central Cuban authorities to support the country’s economy and provide assistance to the population, it is they who are accused by Washington of the current crisis situation,” she said. “At the same time, the Americans, as always, keep silent about their own subversive actions and opportunistic aspirations.”

She went on to compare the incident to scenes in Washington in January, when supporters of then-President Donald Trump forced their way into the seat of government in protest of his election defeat. “Where were their concerns about humanitarian values, political pluralism and democratic freedoms,” she asked, “when those who stormed the Capitol… were detained across America, accused of ‘domestic terrorism’ and are now facing criminal charges?” Earlier this week, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the circumstances that led to tens of thousands of protesters taking to the streets were down to the “actions and inactions, mismanagement, corruption of the Cuban regime” and not because of “anything the United States has done.” “We are always considering options available to us that would allow us to support the Cuban people, to support their humanitarian needs, which are indeed profound,” Price told reporters.

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How about adults?

Illinois Becomes First State To Prohibit Police From Lying To Kids (JTN)

Illinois has become the first state to ban law enforcement officers from lying to juveniles during interrogations. The law was part of a package of criminal justice reform measures put forth by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker Thursday. Senate Bill 2122, which prohibits the use of deceptive tactics by all law enforcement when interrogating a minor, takes effect on Jan. 1, 2022. “It is time that we move towards a new era of public safety,” said state Sen. Robert Peters, D-Chicago, a co-sponsor of the bill. “Public safety for all, public safety by the people, public safety that belongs to us.” Also attending the bill signing was Terrell Swift, one of the so-called “Englewood Four.” Swift served 15 years in prison for rape and murder before he was released in 2012 after it was ruled that his confession as a 17-year-old was coerced by Chicago police.

That confession led to his conviction despite no evidence tying him to the crime, and the city eventually paid Swift $7 million in a settlement after his release. “This bill, I truly believe, could have saved my life,” Swift said. Along with SB 2122, Pritzker signed three other bills: Senate Bill 64, which encourages the use of restorative justice practices by making statements during these practices privileged.Senate Bill 2129, which allows the State’s Attorney of a county in which a defendant was sentenced to petition for re-sentencing of the offender if the original sentence no long advances the interests of justice. Senate Bill 3587, which creates the Re-sentencing Task Force Act to study ways to reduce the state’s prison population through re-sentencing motions.

In February, Pritzker signed a criminal justice reform plan which eliminates cash bail within two years, makes it easier to decertify police officers by eliminating signed affidavits of complaint, and mandates the use of police body cameras for all officers by 2025. Law enforcement officials statewide condemned the reform plan as hindering police from preventing crime, ultimately emboldening criminals and threatening police officers.

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“..not all the phones were subject to record preservation.”

59 of 96 Phones Assigned To Mueller Probe Missing (JTN)

Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa sent a letter to the Justice Department Wednesday asking for more information regarding missing phones used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team during the Russian collusion investigation. The senators sent the letter after finding out the Justice Department “could not locate 59 of the 96 phones used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team,” according to Grassley’s website. The two senators wrote to the DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General in September 2020 regarding allegations that cell phones assigned to “multiple people on then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team were ‘wiped’ for various reasons during [the Russia investigation].”

In a response on May 11, 2021, the OIG reported that 59 of the 96 phones assigned the Special Counsel’s Office were unaccounted for. That report showed that in June 2019, the DOJ took possession of 79 of 96 phones that belonged to members of Muller’s team to be reviewed for official records. The records included notes and text messages, which were then sent to DOJ or FBI email systems for preservation. However, not all the phones were subject to record preservation. The two lawmakers are now following up with requests for further information including:

• the names of SCO employees whose cell phones were not reviewed for official records
• what, if any, actions are being taken by the DOJ to recover the 59 phones the department has been unable to locate
• whether the DOJ reviewed the phones to ascertain “whether they were used to leak sensitive or classified information.”

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Oh, how lovely.

Bill Clinton Took Two More Trips On The Lolita Express (DM)

Bill Clinton took two trips with Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein – including one on the pedophile’s private jet – that have not been previously disclosed. A new podcast reveals that the former President flew on Epstein’s jet, which was dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’, in February 2005 while visiting Japan, Taiwan and China. Clinton also flew on a private jet owned by billionaire Ron Burkle with Maxwell as a passenger during a trip to India in November 2003. That visit was part of Clinton’s work with the Clinton Foundation, his philanthropic initiative, to lower the cost of AIDS drugs. According to journalist Vicky Ward, Maxwell was part of the official Clinton party and even stayed at the same hotel as him. Ward reveals the details in her new podcast ‘Chasing Ghislaine’, which is available from Thursday on Audible Originals.

The podcast claims that Maxwell used Clinton for her ‘escape’ from Epstein in the 2000s when her relationship with the financier was cooling. Maxwell was considered by Clinton’s personal staff to be ‘just as important’ as Epstein for raising money for the Clinton Foundation and was the ‘go-to person’ when it came to asking for donations from the pedophile. The claims put new focus on the friendship between the former President and Epstein, who hanged himself in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Flight logs showed that Clinton took at least 26 trips aboard the ‘Lolita Express’ — even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights between 2001 and 2003. The period where Epstein and Clinton were closest – the early 2000s – coincides with the period that Epstein was charged with running a sex trafficking ring.

Clinton has always denied any involvement in any criminality and has claimed that has never visited Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean as some reports have suggested. But the connections between the two appear to have been strong and there were financial as well as social links lasting many years. Maxwell is currently awaiting a November trial for allegedly procuring and trafficking underage girls for Epstein, charges she denies. Ward has reported on the Epstein case for nearly two decades, first for Vanity Fair and now in her role as a CNN journalist. She wrote a profile of Epstein for Vanity Fair in 2003 but the details of his alleged abuse of two young sisters was left out after Epstein contacted her editor, Graydon Carter, she claims.

According to ‘Chasing Ghislaine’, during the 2000s Maxwell was trying to escape the ‘sick partnership’ she had built with Epstein, who she dated during the early 1990s and allegedly abused underage girls with. In the podcast, Ward says: ‘Ghislaine used former President Bill Clinton for her escape. ‘Remember, Clinton’s post-presidency was an exciting, very attractive place to be. He and an entourage went on fascinating trips to Europe, to Asia, to Africa and he met with extremely interesting people. ‘Now, records I’ve seen recently show that in 2003, Ghislaine visited the Taj Mahal with Bill Clinton and a group of around 20 others. This trip has not previously been reported. Jeffrey wasn’t on it. And that was key in cementing Ghislaine’s rise as a VIP in her own right in Clinton World, according to sources close to Bill Clinton’.

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J6 has turned them into a national force. But why exactly?

Capitol Police To Use Army Surveillance Gear To Monitor Americans (AMN)

U.S. Capitol Police will start using Army surveillance equipment to monitor Americans as part of a larger effort to improve security and turn the force into “an intelligence-based protective agency” in the wake of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Last week, the USCP took possession of eight Persistent Surveillance Systems Ground – Medium (PSSG-M) units, fulfilling a request that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved on June 2. The units capture high-definition video and include night vision, but do not feature facial recognition capabilities. “This technology will be integrated with existing USCP camera infrastructure, providing greater high definition surveillance capacity to meet steady-state mission requirements and help identify emerging threats,” the Pentagon said.

The same technology was used by troops during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to observe large areas day and night. The Army will install the units and train Capitol Police on how to operate the systems, the Pentagon said. In a statement last week, the USCP called the technology “state-of-the-art campus surveillance technology, which will enhance the ability to detect and monitor threat activity.” The Capitol Police did not provide further details regarding how or where the surveillance equipment would be used, and didn’t provide information on whether data collected would be stored or distributed. These latest efforts by the Capitol Police have raised some concerns relating to Americans’ privacy rights.

Last month, a federal appeals court found similar surveillance technology used by the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) violated the constitution’s Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure. A New York University School of Law independent audit of the systems used by the BPD found the technology allowed the department to track individuals for multiple days. William Owen, a member of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, said the Capitol Police’s new technology is cause for concern. “These so-called improvements that the Capitol Police have implemented after the insurrection represent an expansion of police power and surveillance that STOP cautioned against in January,” he said, according to The Washington Times.

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    Vincent van Gogh Bridge in the rain (after Hiroshige) 1887   • Biden Admin ‘Flagging Problematic Social Media Posts’ (PM) • Question Everything (
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 16 2021]

    #79920
    ctbarnum
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    Caitlin has a good argument for the premise that Facebook has just ceded the point they act as a “private company.”

    “There is no circumstance — none — in which it’s acceptable for the White House or any other agency of the government to be providing lists to Facebook of ‘problematic’ content it wants removed, yet that’s exactly what Psaki says they’re doing. The White House is admitting that they’re compiling lists of people who they claim are posting content they regard as ‘problematic’ and that constitute ‘misinformation’ and are demanding Facebook remove them. This is authoritarianism.””

    https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/biden-administration-completely-kills

    #79921
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    The above text I have posted is a quote from Glenn Greenwald. Of course, we know 12 will be expanded to whomever dissents.

    #79922
    V. Arnold
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    Vincent van Gogh Courtesan (after Eisen) 1887
    Utagawa Hiroshige Sudden Evening Shower on the Great Bridge near Atake 1857
    Vincent van Gogh Bridge in the rain (after Hiroshige) 1887 

    Difficult to speak to art at this level; thank you for posting it…leaves me lost for words…

    #79923
    Mister Roboto
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    #79924
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    The world is truly upside-down when Mister Roboto is posting Tucker Carlson video-segments.

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    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    In the Universe there are no such things as “problems”.
    A “problem” is nothing more than a human mind construct. Therefore, humans cannot solve problems, they can only imagine problems and pretend to find solutions.

    Most of the Universe is a vacuum, where life is not possible, but here on earth there are a lot of things that are genuine problems; Like starving to death because food is unavailable or becoming disabled and/or dead due to a bioweapon attacking your physical body ~ Those are not simply a human mind construct, they are corporeal.

    Now go, and try to improve yourself… pretty hard, uh?

    Mmmm, not really mate, what are you on about?

    The time will come when in the busy office or on the noisy street you can enter into the silence by simply drawing the mantle of your own thoughts about you and realizing that there and everywhere the Spirit of Infinite Life, Love, Wisdom, Peace, Power, and Plenty is guiding, keeping, protecting, leading you. This is the spirit of continual prayer ~ William James

    Long Covid Has Over 200 Symptoms And Leaves 1 In 5 Unable To Work...

    https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/china/china-discussed-weaponising-coronaviruses-before-pandemic-predicted-ww3-with-bio-weapons.html

    I am strongly convinced that the evil principle prevailing in this world leads the unrecognized spiritual need into perdition,if it is not counteracted either by real religious insight or by the protective wall of human community. An ordinary man, not protected by an action from above and isolated in society, cannot resist the power of evil, which is called very aptly the Devil. But the use of such words arouses so many mistakes that one can only keep aloof from them as much as possible. ~ Dr. Carl Jung

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    Dr. D
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    As yesterday, the “cyber pandemic” (fabricated non-sequitur central) Cyber Polygon 2020, here’s the conclusion:
    “The only way to stop the exponential propagation of a COVID-like cyber threat is to fully disconnect the millions of vulnerable devices from one another and from the internet.”

    I presume if they’re “infected” with “viruses” like the ones that repeat the audit results from Georgia and Arizona. Then we “remove them from the internet.” I know. That’s not new. Nice cover story, tho’ bro’.

    …I mean for idiot sons that like minions are proven to have no imagination at all. Same thing. If it’s exposed: same thing. If it doesn’t work: same thing. It if backfires: same thing. If the initial event never happened, like a citizen’s tour of their own capitol: same thing. If your fabricated shootings rise 10-fold under your own Presidents, leading to a 10-fold increase in gun sales among Democrats? Same thing. Nothing you can do / Total eclipse of the imagination.

    But that’s their intense, crippling mental illness – thank God for us.

    Oh, by the way, this isn’t new either: all our color revolutions set up by the Obama campaign, who went to Libya, Egypt — first stop of the administration – shut off the internet just like this. Yawn. And it worked how? Well it worked GREAT to piss everyone off and shut down the delivery of car parts and food. While totally, completely failing. And discrediting anyone who tries it. AND toppling the government. So if you want that, go ahead! I’ll sit over here and watch.

    Oh and get the actual heck off anything computer, internet, or virtual. Not only are they going to pull this shortly, but it’s all so complicated and fragile it wouldn’t work even if they DIDN’T attack it. It’s a garbage heap from the coal train to the grid copper to the computer boot to the Gates’ almost-but-not-quite-completely-unworkable OS, to the corrupt database with 70% wrong information, to the systems that allow no change from the humans to fix it, lick the stamps, send the known-dead-wrong information and product out to the customer, to be thrown in the trash as garbage that wastes their valuable time and attention.

    Read a book, grow a tree, get away from it. It ALREADY doesn’t work. It ALREADY was attacked. Past tense. By us and our own stupidity. Worship of “somebody else” of complexity, and media-fabricated fake “cool”. None of it is going to work even if it’s limping and coughing like Tiny Tim now. If you don’t hold it, you don’t own it. Officially, legally, you don’t own your posts, but you also don’t own your bank account, and to some extent not your car or house either. Get it in your hands while you still can.

    “Stunning Numbers” – Record Number of Americans Died from Drug Overdoses During Pandemic, Driven by Fentanyl”

    4x increase in Fentanyl thanks to Biden. They’re daily finding shipments that can kill a whole city, it no longer makes the news. Guess where it all comes from? China. They learned well from the opium wars, you palefaces. Welcome to hell. Using the priests of (Woke) religion to open the doors and mule the product into opium dens that murder the flower of the nation. Too bad everyone is entirely illiterate or they would have read about it somewhere and lived.

    Is the Docktor known for hyperbole? “41 Percent of Baltimore High School Students Earn below 1.0 GPA: Analysis”

    Yeah, that’s so common it’s headed toward universal. Go to any Blue city it’s the same. Why do you think those High School girls are shooting each other at bus stops instead? You’re next.

    Oh and Biden’s 5x increase in mass shootings. Boop! All stopped. Where’d that go one Tuesday in July? Did they notice it increases gun sales?

    China? Bah: It’s just NeoCons/Libs fabricating the next war for profit. Nothing to see here. Don’t fight for your country. “Chinese Communist Party Officials Share Viral Video Urging Nuclear Strikes On Japan” You know: except for the concentration camps, organ harvesting, disappearing, oppression, panopticon police state, ecological scorched-earth, bioweapons research, bioweapons release worldwide, bribery and undermining of the planet, military buildup, expansion into the South Seas, and virulent, historic-level of open racism…but I mean other than that, we’re perfectly safe. I’m sure Xi is NY Times Man of the Year.

    Time1938
    https://www.historyhit.com/app/uploads/2020/07/hitler-on-time-magazine-1.jpg?x15793
    Same contrary-indicator as housing and tech, actually. If they print it, it’s wrong.

    They actually think China, while constantly admired, and Cuba to be defended while all their people flee, aren’t going far enough! The NY Times actually recommends North Korean levels of oppression to be most admirable. …Thinking THEY will be the minions controlling it all. Hahahahaha! What a maroooon! No, you illiterate college co-eds: the idiot Brownshirts are first against the wall on the Night of the Long Knives, and if you survive, here’s your shovel for the uranium mines, comrade. The (socialist) oligarchs need your support.

    Yup. Nuke Japan on the way to Australia? All good with me! I’m the U.S. media, mouthpiece of China-paid billionaires.

    Don’t. Keep your wits. …And sorry about Oz. I don’t know what you’ll have to do, but it’s probably time to look into doing it. I don’t even know what WE will do, but at least we have 400 million guns and statefuls of people who need nothing and believe nothing.

    Also cooing orgasm for North Korea level censorship, Biden is now listening to 100% of your phone calls, and jumping in with an operator if you say something. “Biden Admin ‘Flagging Problematic Social Media Posts’ (PM)” …And SMS texts.

    Will they even admit it? Or like Facebook will the text/call vanish, with a fake (often advertising) text posted in its place. “Hi mom, I just got the shot and … boy do I love Dawn dishwashing detergent! It’s the chee-eesist! … if these pains continue should I call 9…For actual information on the election, call 1-800-DNC. 1-800-DNC, we’d never lead you wrong.

    Yup, another day in Americcca.

    “The WHO flip-flopped on the definition”

    If you look, they carefully altered all the definitions ahead of time. Roughly the time all the Covid patents were being registered. But it was an accident, there’s nobody out there, nothing was planned. It’s just a coincidence that 10 underlying factors all happened to be randomly changed, and all pointed the same direction, a year ahead of time when the economy and oil was failing. Yup.

    “Spain’s Top Court Rules Lockdown Unconstitutional (BBC)”

    Okay, great. Sounds like they violated everyone’s Civil Rights. So…they’re going to go arrest everyone, right? I mean, if they broke the highest law of the land, which is what that says, then surely massive, high-level law breakers are arrested and go to court, amirite? No? Die in a fire, you land of cheats and liars.

    “Top General Feared Trump Would Attempt a Coup after Losing the Election (DM)”

    Yeah, we know. Podesta wrote about it and his/their well-planned counter attack months ahead of time. They fabricated a non-attack and ringed the Capitol waiting for it. That’s what makes it so funny and why they look like such idiots, being run in idiot-circles while the real patriots play golf and giggle. He lost? How do we know? They won’t allow us to prove that Joe was the most popular President in world history. I guess because they WANT the uncertainty, discredit, doubt, and disorder the LACK of proving that brings? Willing to go to jail to not prove Joe’s win? Gee, that seems odd, but I’m sure Joe has his reasons.

    And we also know 30% of the military is Deep State, which is Siamese twin with China. We’re trying to keep the military from shooting at the military. If you have to ask me why you don’t want to do that, have it break into the open, don’t. Go read a book.

    Luke Harding. Hahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa! His very name is a joke, as are all papers associated with him. The Guardian. Vying for worst paper on the planet. Makin’ CNN look schmart.

    “Kremlin Says Guardian Claims Are ‘Fundamentally Untrue’ (RT)”

    Okay, news time. Why do they have to say this? Because The Guardian never “called” the Kremlin and asked for a “Statement”. That is, it was totally, completely, fabricated, un-curious, un-thought, un-checked, un-literate, un-journalism. They’re an embarrassment to embarrassments. And in England, that’s really saying something.

    “Illinois Becomes First State to Prohibit Police from Lying to Kids (JTN)”

    Hahahaaha! You think the police will follow the law??? Have you ever been to Illinois??? THEY’RE the one running the mafia, moving the guns and drugs, and moving children to off-book black sites. NYTimes reported. Only 10% of murders in Chicago are solved, so kill anyone you want! Ain’t nobody going to find out and arrest you.

    But I’ve got an idea: If the Police won’t follow the law, pass a law! That’ll fix ‘er!

    Minions and their evil overlords: which is the stupider-er?

    59 of 96 Phones Assigned To Mueller Probe Missing (JTN)”

    Very, very, VERY old news. So…why come up now? They’re priming a story upcoming.

    “Bill Clinton Took Two More Trips on the Lolita Express (DM)”

    Speaking of news so old the dinosaurs roamed. So: Nobel Prize or Congressional Medal?

    “[Nancy Pelosi] has turned them into a national force. But why exactly?”

    Because they’re failed failures who are failing. See Caitlyn. It’s Mis-Authoritarianism. Same with the door-to-door, which I expect to be hilarious beyond all human reckoning. I can’t wait.

    But I TOLD France not to riot! They’re not following the law!

    #79927
    Dr. D
    Participant

    NotNews
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/WSJ-2009-Shrink-Population-Gates.jpg

    Nope. Nothing’s going on. Nobody has any plans nor do they ever use money or power to accomplish them.

    #79928
    Mister Roboto
    Participant
    #79929
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    • Question Everything (Ballan)
    “Studies indicate that 25 cycles are enough to detect an infectious virus.”

    The GOV.UK publishes data showing the Ct values for the UK’s positive Covid tests. Here’s a snippet, with the 75th percentile of Ct values for every week of 2021. This means that 25% of the positive tests for the week had Ct values higher than the number listed.


    COVID-19 positive cases by Ct value, UK
    75th Percentile

    31.4 (week starting 04 Jan 2021)
    33.4 (week starting 11 Jan 2021)
    33.7 (week starting 18 Jan 2021)
    33.8
    33.7
    33.8
    33.4
    33.1
    33.6
    33.4
    34.0
    33.6
    33.7
    33.7
    33.3
    32.4
    32.4
    33.4
    33.8
    33.8
    33.7
    33.3
    33.1
    31.9
    32.7
    31.9
    29.8 (week starting 05 July 2021)

    from an Excel spreadsheet linked to this page:
    https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/datasets/covid19infectionsurveytechnicaldata

    #79930
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/information/
    Information

    high-quality information, vs low-quality information
    What I believe ………………. What you believe

    ————-
    Example
    • Long Covid Has Over 200 Symptoms And Leaves 1 In 5 Unable To Work

    ” …. including memory loss, hallucinations, tremors and fatigue — according to a new study published Thursday.”

    (HQ – TAE, ……………………. LQ – others
    HQ – Raúl Ilargi Meijer …… LQ – the white house, Psaki)

    The study, based on surveys from nearly 4,000 people from 56 countries, identified fatigue, brain fog and post-exertional malaise (where symptoms worsen after physical or mental effort) as the most common symptoms.

    ———
    Example
    Where does it come from?

    heheheh
    ….. from someone who can and is willing to do it and to fulfill our demands

    HAHAHAHA
    China
    ———

    #79931
    Oroboros
    Participant

    From the Land of Mengele

    Merkel Promises Germany Won’t Make Vaccines Mandatory For Workers

    Arbeit Macht Frei

    #79932
    zerosum
    Participant

    high-quality information, (HQ)

    In my opinion, my intake of vitamin D, Zinc, and aspirin is minimizing (breakthough symptoms), Long Covid symptoms from having gotten two vaccines.

    #79933
    Noirette
    Participant

    ON: Biden admin ‘flagging problematic posts’, putting pressure on big tech to increase ‘fact-checking’ efforts..

    The US Gvmt. can crack down on, coerce, co-opt, order about, social media Cos. like Facebook. They could even shut one or another or several down (under some kind of emergency measure..)

    Until recently there was no reason to implement restrictions of any kind, in fact Big Tech Cos (GAFAM in F, goog, apple, facebk, amazon, microsoft -note the different functions and biz models-..) were, and are, big money makers (> .. shareholders), screamed ‘modern’, USA rah rah rah, have much influence / control abroad, were favored by tax exemptions / dodges, etc.

    It is only, publically, since Biden and the Dems (part of the duopoly) perception that social media were partly responsible for the Trump election (in fact, it was overwhelmingly TV that influenced it, media-wise), coupled with the illegitimacy and thus weakness of the Bidadmin, leading to public avowal of one of the principal hallmarks of fascism, controlling / influencing the ‘new’ media, Big Corps internet social media. Interesting that the proffered public excuse is medical dis-information about COV19, to do with health, vital!

    Coupled with RED warnings about extremist thought, positions, gotta watch out, denounce your neighbors, etc. Sublety ain’t it – it is so hackneyed one wonders who is in charge and how long that will last. I guess though that some ppl fall for it, just as they did when they denounced Jews, anti-communists to the Stasi, etc. Plus ca change..

    #79934
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The decades old worn out CIA psyop expression “conspiracy theorists” is working it’s poison all this years later like a Bernays-Goebbels branding infomercial.

    I wonder if it’s trade marked and patented by the Company.

    The definition of fascism flogged by Mussolini was the merger of State and Corporation.

    The US Empire’s version was the merger of State Intelligence with the Mafia.

    A subtle but significant improvement in Tyranny.

    The Plandemic falls under the auspices of Disaster Capitalism as detailed by Naomi Klein.

    The fanatic obsessive compulsive anal retentive panic on the part of the Pathocrats to get everyone to have the Death Shot comes back to the global economy drowning in Debt.

    Not just a lot of Debt, but a systemic collapse in the very unpinning of the fiat money paradigm.

    The Debt is so VAST as to be utterly unpayable, ever, in any universe that actually obeys the laws of physics and math.

    The Plandemic fits into the planned demolition of the global debt economy.

    The Plandemic consolidates economic power upward, Bezo-Musk gaining tens of billions in wealth the last year, while the working and middle classes are eviscerated and their small to medium business wiped out forever. Check.

    Student loans:

    An entire generation coming out of ‘higher education’ (cough cough gag) with essentially a house mortgage of debt. Not only can they not pay it off with the crappy job scene, but they are not getting married or starting families or buying cars or houses or durable goods. In short the economy will implode a decade or so down the line because their will be no demand for goods or services from the up and coming youth, all their ‘money’ will be earmarked for student loan debt payment, and even that won’t be there. Student debt is unplayable, period.

    The Colossal Debt has pulled the Future into the present and consumed it. When you get to that Future time, there will be NO purchasing power left in it. The Future has already been consumed and hollowed out in the present because of the Magic of Credit.

    Fiat money is a Ponzi scheme and Credit is a Ponzi on top of that Ponzi!!

    A compound Ponzi!

    Awesome, will wonders never cease!

    So the Plandemic is a grand Transition device to a world with a new all digital total surveillance centralized crypto global currency which replaces the Fiat drag queen model we live with today.

    Fiat, the dying Drag Queen currency of choice.

    Think of it as a Trans-Transition to digital slavery because every single purchase of anything in your life will be monitored and noted for your social score of obedience.

    In addition the Pandemic Death Shot will cull a significant number of the people from Western countries this winter, thus ‘shedding load’ and stress on an already wobbling Fiat Debt Ponzi economic regime. Shed some people, buy some time to roll out the digital crypto currency replacement. Time is run-in’ out Bitchez!

    Also, when the wave upon wave of very sick and disabled people from the Covid Death Shot start manifesting their symptoms this winter, it will completely overwhelm the social fabric of Western Society. Note, there is no comparable manic fanatic push to get the third world country populations ‘vaccinated’. No need, they will perish quickly if the global food infrastructure craters due to Western countries becoming non-functioning.

    The Switch from a totally broken Western debt-fiat financial system to a panopticon total surveillance centralized crypto digital ‘money’ needs to happen very soon because the fiat debt system will completely explode in the very near future.

    You won’t be able to replace Fiat with centralized digital soon because the resources to do so will perish in a grand Fiat collapse leaving the entire globe in a depression of unimaginable chaos, hence the urgency to make the transition soon.

    #79935
    Antidote
    Participant

    “Long Covid Has Over 200 Symptoms And Leaves 1 In 5 Unable To Work”

    Hmmmmmmmm…… I think I’ve had long covid for the last 20 years. Never stopped me from going to work though………Hmmmmmmmm

    #79936
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    @Michael Reid posted yesterday:

    “We know they are lying, they know they are lying, they know we know they are lying, we know they know we know they are lying, but they are still lying.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    While meeting a couple friends for coffee yesterday morning, one of them complained that she was tired of her friend’s attempts to explain what she was learning on the internet about the lies around Covid-19 and the vaccines (pretty much what we have been discussing here). Basically, she didn’t trust her sources of information, labeling them “internet-based conspiracy theories” and didn’t really care to investigate. The person sitting next to me agreed with her. My gut feeling said that nothing good would come of me jumping in at this point, so I bit my lip. Both of them knew I was against getting the mRNA shots, appeared to honor my decision, but most likely think my tinfoil hat is on too tight.

    As I drove home, I wondering how this could be: that a highly intelligent, well-travelled, ex bank president, independent, strong-willed woman could suck up the entire mainstream Covid narrative like a Hoover Deluxe? Then I saw Reid’s post of the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn quote and it struck me: She hasn’t even peeled the first layer of the truth onion. She doesn’t know that “they are lying”. There is a blind trust of what she sees on TV and reads in the newspaper. This always seems to be the case until one of those lies reaches out and bites you in the ass.

    What makes this incident relevant to the quote above is that the woman, who has been attempting to raise her awareness, grew up in communist Romania. Like Solzhenitsyn, she knew that governments lie to their people… brazenly, to the full extent of “we know they know we know they are lying”. But in the western so-called democracies this awareness is still absent in the general polity, and violently suppressed. Just ask Julian Assange or Edward Snowden. We in the west still live in the Matrix and think it’s real. As long as we are not seriously impacted by the lies of the system, we feel no need to follow any white rabbits or take any red pills.

    #79937
    Farmer McGregor
    Participant

    @madamski from yesterday:

    That shut-mouth military claim is an example of why I disbelieve your assertion. MSM being quiet is one thing…

    Might I suggest you watch video clip posted above at comment #79924.

    #79938
    Alexander Carpenter
    Participant

    The “withdrawn” Ivermectin “study” has all the earmarks of a “poisoning the well” setup, designed in advance to be discredited and thereby discredit any examination of Ivermectin in a Covid context. The classic “poisoning the well” example is the clearly-forged documents confirming the truth of the younger Bush’s military-service evasions. But when the forgery was revealed, the truths were discredited in a guilt-by-association logic error.

    #79939
    Dr. D
    Participant

    On Golfing, “Stay Alive” by “Hamilton”:

    “[4Chan says] George: attack the British forces.
    I shoot back: “We have resorted to eating our horses”
    Local merchant [monopolies] deny us equipment, assistance
    They only take British money, so sing a song of sixpence
    The cavalry’s not coming
    But, sir…

    Alex, listen, there’s only one way for us to win this:
    Provoke outrage
    Outright
    That’s right
    Don’t engage, strike by night
    Remain relentless ’til their troops take flight
    Make it impossible to justify the cost of the fight

    Outrun
    Outrun
    Outlast

    Outlast

    Hit ’em quick, get out fast!
    Chick-a-plao!

    Stay alive ’til this horror show is past
    We’re gonna fly a lot of flags half-mast
    — Raise a glass —

    And every day’s a test of our camaraderie and bravery
    We cut supply lines, we steal contraband
    We pick and choose our battles and places to take a stand

    Everyone attack! Retreat! Attack! Retreat!

    What are you doing? Get back on your feet!
    But there’s so many of them…
    As we snatch a stalemate from the jaws of defeat.

    “[Trump] cannot be left alone to his devices
    Indecisive, lurching from crisis to crisis
    The best thing he can do for the revolution
    Is turn ‘n go back to planting tobacco in Mount Vernon

    …Don’t do a thing, history will prove them wrong.
    But, sir!
    We have a war to fight, let’s move along…”

    Hey, just telling you the playbook. It’s more entertaining than the Jackson-Adams election it’s morphed into.

    Jackson, the populist, was clearly robbed by the Deep State as the Coastal Elites installed Quincy in 1825. This pissed off Jackson and the American people A LOT. Steaming, piping hot a lot. At stake? The re-charter of the 2nd American Central bank in 1836. ““The Bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me. But I will kill it.” he said. (like a journalist, not adding “unhinged”, “without evidence,” or “ranting”)

    “At [Bank Director] Biddle’s direction, the Bank poured thousands of dollars into a campaign to defeat Jackson, seemingly confirming Jackson’s view that it interfered in the political process.[237] Jackson successfully portrayed his veto as a defense of the common man against governmental tyranny. Clay proved to be no match for Jackson’s ability to resonate with the people and the Democratic Party’s strong political networks. Democratic newspapers, parades, barbecues, and rallies increased Jackson’s popularity.[238] Jackson himself made numerous public appearances on his return trip from Tennessee to Washington, D.C. He won the election by a landslide, receiving 54 percent of the popular vote and 219 electoral votes.” –Wikipedia

    …When the books were opened on the 2nd American Bank, Lo! EVERY SINGLE Congressman and Federal Official was on the take of the banks and oligarchs! In only 20 years! Wow! Who knew since all the Western Land deals were totally crooked and re-stole and re-sold all the log cabins already bought once! It’s their own Tech/’08/MERS/AIG/$1T-a-night-bailout/sponsor-an-executive scandal. Forgot to mention that in all the History textbooks! Just that Jackson was a lowlife, NASCAR-watching jerk who owned slaves. Ray-cisssss.

    Yeah, to avoid the Civil War planned by Podesta and Millie, above, they’ve shifted to the Jackson 2-election plan. We’ll see how it goes. But the Bank, shutting off all commerce nationwide for a YEAR to throw the election? Hey, didn’t we JUST have that? Huh. Funny what you learn by — you know — squinting at little squiggles on paper.

    Wikipedia: Apparently an unfounded, unhinged, conspiracy theorist now.

    #79940
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @maxwell: “… she knew that governments lie to their people… brazenly, to the full extent of “we know they know we know they are lying”. But in the western so-called democracies this awareness is still absent in the general polity, and violently suppressed.”

    Really well done – making the connection between your “real life” experience with … whatever this is that’s going on now …

    Thank you.

    #79941
    Bill7
    Participant

    From Brandon Smith’s latest:

    “..This means that at least half the US population is in defiance of the program. This is probably why Fauci and Biden have become more aggressive in their vaccination agenda the past month. If they were getting the nearly 70% vax rates they claim, then they would not be stomping their feet indignantly over unvacinated people. The stats show a HUGE number of Americans are refusing to take the jab – There’s a vast army of us out there, and this is a good thing..”

    Biden’s Vaccine “Strike Force” Plan Stinks Of Desperation

    #79942
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    TAE has given me several courses of “food for thought” the past week. I haven’t had time to really take it all in.

    I’m both surprised and not surprised.
    Not surprised: at the revelations of totalitarian behavior of the governments of various countries, especially US government. Between Wikileaks and Edward Snowden I realized years ago what governments were capable of and what direction they were headed in. How far they have gone currently — that is heavy and saddening, but is not a surprise.
    Surprised: at the brazenness and openness of the totalitarian behavior of world governments. It boggles my mind how it is that so many, many people that I know are seemingly oblivious to overt totalitarian efforts of the US government.

    It is going to take some time to integrate all of this. Tomorrow I head out on vacation with my kids, partner, parents, and dog. (Sorry, kitties, you and the hens and the parakeets and the fish stay home.) Long drives are very good for integrative thoughts. I’ve also downloaded an assortment of music theory videos to sharpen my mind.

    Phoenix’s summer weather is very normal this year — highs usually above 110 degrees, with relatively frequent summer thunderstorms to give us relief from the heat — the blessing of the summer monsoon season. Very appreciated, since last year there was no monsoon rain.

    One decision has gelled already from what I’ve learned through TAE this week — I need to set up a private chat server, post haste. I’ve been planning to do this for a few years. It looks like it can be done with end-to-end encryption and on a Linux server. I need to know that messages between myself and partner aren’t being spied on. Not that we have so much to hide — but we don’t agree with the mainstream, and it is clear that lack of mainstream thinking is becoming a danger. Time to stop advertising our discussions and shared links to TPTB.

    #79943
    Bill7
    Participant

    Alexander Carpenter said:

    “The “withdrawn” Ivermectin “study” has all the earmarks of a “poisoning the well” setup, designed in advance to be discredited and thereby discredit any examination of Ivermectin in a Covid context..”

    That’s my take as well. Standard Playbook stuff..

    #79944
    zerosum
    Participant

    NEW EXPRESSION

    PANDEMIC OF UNVACCINATED

    #79945
    jsnyder62@gmail.com
    Participant

    Speaking of new expressions, my son told me there’s a new phrase starting to be bandied about to describe the white, right wing terrists such as those who tried to overthrow our government in January: “Vanilla ISIS.”

    Can’t make this stuff up

    #79946

    Zerosum- here’s Dr Zelenko’s prescription for post shot amelioration.
    Scroll down the page to the box.

    #79947
    a kullervo
    Participant

    While we, the members of the sanctimonious crowd, kept ourselves intoxicated on our self-righteousness, we left the crooks and other scum of the Earth take over the positions of power, and now we complain… Why? Are we going cold turkey?
    Time perhaps to reassess where to place the blame on and also to reassess the meaning we ascribe to certain concepts, such as coherence.

    Have a pleasant weekend.

    #79948
    Bill7
    Participant

    > While we, the members of the sanctimonious crowd, kept ourselves intoxicated on our self-righteousness, we left the crooks and other scum of the Earth take over the positions of power <

    interesting

    thanks.

    #79949
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    Liars double down on lies. This, imo, explainsthe bulk of the mainstream loyalty to the official covid narrative.

    ^&*

    “While we, the members of the sanctimonious crowd, kept ourselves intoxicated on our self-righteousness, we left the crooks and other scum of the Earth take over the positions of power, and now we complain… Why? Are we going cold turkey?”

    🙂

    &*(

    @ Farmer McGregor

    Having watched the video, I see no information refuting what MSM said: they’re flying nationals around and then sending them back across the border.

    One reason for this could simply be they’re being overwhelmed by immigrants. I see no evidence that Biden has “opened the borders”. I see no evidence that these immgrants are being put to work under the table, secretly or not. Zip.

    WHat I see is a man trying to deal with overcrowded detention facilities and preferring to ship them to other detention areas (like military bases, rather secure locatioons for such things). Then, shipping them back across the border quietly, or at least that’s what is being reported.

    Tucker Carlson’s narrative is full of mere innuendo and straw man tactis, per norm for any talking head on any major news show.

    Please get back to me when there is some evidence that these immigrantrs are being put to work in USA businesses.

    #79950
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    “Have a pleasant weekend.”

    You’re always telling people what to do, a kullervo. 😉

    #79951

    Here’s a nice write-up of the Fuellmich//Martin interview.

    #79952
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    That TPTB are wasting time fomenting unrest iun Cuba smacks of political Alzheimer’s disease.

    It’s like a train wreck with clown cars.

    #79953
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    • Kremlin Says Guardian Claims Are ‘Fundamentally Untrue’ (RT) “Why on earth react?”

    Just to keep the record straight? And maybe just the fun of saying in broadly mediated public things like this:

    “This is total fiction,” Dmitry Peskov remarked. “Strictly speaking, it is complete nonsense. Of course, this is the hallmark of an absolutely low-quality publication. Either the newspaper is trying to somehow increase its popularity or is sticking to a rabidly Russophobic line.”

    I once helped a man remove his leg with a shotgun, per his request. Long story. For obscure reasons that we can reduce to someone not being able to keep their foolish mouth shut, there was a criminal trial. In that trial, the prosecuting nimrod accused me of helping this man remove a chronically extremely painful leg, that the doctors refused to amputate, so he and I could make money off the insurance money he collected. (The gentleman involved loaned me $1,000 a year after the incident, which I subsequently paid back. He received maybe $100K-ish. I fergitz.)

    It was SO much fun to say, on the stand, “If anyone here” (and I swept the entire courtroom except the judge, who was of course behind me — and not worth spitting on, like most judges) ” thinks I am STUPID enough to risk killing a dear friend and going to jail for involuntary manslaughter for a lousy thousand bucks, then we need new attorneys and a new jury. Any other stupid questions?” (The PA had asked, “Isn’t it true that you did this for money?”)

    Witness dismissed. 🙂

    So I know how good it feels for the Russkies to say such a thing. Which, btw, deserves to be said. We say it all the time, right? Why not the people with thre actual power and responsibility to deal with such balderdash say it?

    #79954
    a kullervo
    Participant

    @madamski

    Lest people forget.

    #79955
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    ‘What I see is a man trying to deal with overcrowded detention facilities and preferring to ship them to other detention areas (like military bases, rather secure locatioons for such things). Then, shipping them back across the border quietly, or at least that’s what is being reported.’

    I forgot to mention that this is in contexty of all the horror reports about ICE detention facilities we’ve seen. BIden’s support base wants to believe Biden is ‘doing the right thing’ by illegal immigrants. Hence the subterfuge.

    But, if anyone has further evidence, I’m entiurely open to it. I like evidence. It’s where I keep my facts.

    #79956
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    “@madamski Lest people forget.”

    Forget what? 😉

    #79957
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    ANd now, a singing parrot:

    Barracooties!

    #79958
    zerosum
    Participant

    @ my parents said know

    In my opinion, my intake of vitamin D, Zinc, and aspirin is minimizing (breakthough symptoms), Long Covid symptoms from having gotten two vaccines.
    I’m going to bookmark this advise. What comes to my mind is “Great minds think alike”

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/might-covid-injections-reduce-lifespan/5749303
    Might COVID Injections Reduce Lifespan?

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