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Something Really Odd Is Going On (CR)
As Covid Cases Rise, Gibraltar Tightens Rules On Isolation (GBC)
Pfizer Covid Vaccine Significantly Less Effective Against Delta Variant (JP)
Biden’s Vaccine “Strike Force” Plan Stinks Of Desperation (Smith)
Biden Says Social Media Misinformation On Covid ‘Killing People’ (Y!)
White House Admits to Flagging Posts For Facebook (Turley)
Sorry, But No. And I Do Mean *NO* (Denninger)
Enemies of the People (Kunstler)
‘If I Was Going To Do A Coup, It Wouldn’t Be With Him’ (RT)
Hunter Biden Prosecutor Paused Investigation Before Election (NYP)
Quantitative Easing: How The World Got Hooked On Magicked-up Money (Pettifor)
Xi Jealous Of Biden Admin’s Ability To Censor Speech On Social Media (BBee)

 

 

Think this is from France. Could be anywhere though. It’s the simplicity that counts.

 

 

 

Twitter thread.

We’re going to see lockdowns implemented just to hide the fact that it’s the vaccinated who get infected most. If you lock down before that becomes public knowledge, you can still blame the virus itself.

Something Really Odd Is Going On (CR)

Something really odd is going on: In Europe we are seeing surges at many places where most of the population has already been vaccinated. At the same time, the 15 least vaccinated countries don‘t seem to face any problem. At some point, denying this problem will get painful.

Also take a look at what went on in the 15 most vaccinated countries worldwide:

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Time to count hospitalizations only. “Cases” has become meaningless.

As Covid Cases Rise, Gibraltar Tightens Rules On Isolation (GBC)

The rules which require close contacts of a positive case to self-isolate have been tightened in view of the increase in the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Gibraltar. 32 new cases were confirmed on Friday, bringing the total number of active cases up to 164. Of the new cases, 29 are vaccinated, and only three are unvaccinated. There is one case in the Covid ward, but none in Critical Care or ERS. There are now 574 in self-isolation. Up until now, a vaccinated close contact of a positive case didn’t need to self-isolate. That person could leave home as long as a mask was worn in all settings, and could even continue to go to work depending on the circumstances of the workplace.


Those rules have now changed. The Delta variant of the virus is more contagious and therefore spreads more quickly – this means that if someone in a household contracts the disease, the likelihood is that other members of that same household will follow. Household contacts of a positive case are now required to self-isolate whether they have been vaccinated or not. The Contact Tracing Bureau will at first circulate a text message to all known contacts. This will be followed by a telephone call to each of them where the details surrounding the nature of the contact will be discussed, looked at more closely and new instructions issued accordingly.

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“..the “Happy Badge” that only gives access to weddings and similar events with more than 100 guests to those who are vaccinated, recovered or holders of a recent negative coronavirus test.”

But you just said half of the current virus carriers are vaccinated! And they can still go to weddings?

Pfizer Covid Vaccine Significantly Less Effective Against Delta Variant (JP)

The effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine against the Delta variant is “weaker” than health officials hoped, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Friday, as 855 people tested positive for coronavirus and more countries were added to the list of places having high infection rates. “We do not know exactly to what degree the vaccine helps, but it is significantly less,” Bennett said. The prime minister held a meeting of top health officials and ministers to discuss the next steps for managing the virus in light of the numbers in Israel and what Bennett described as “the Delta mutation leaping forward around the world, including in vaccinated countries such as Britain, Israel and the US.”

He said that in “Britain, in recent days, we have seen a jump in the number of children who are being hospitalized on a daily basis. This is a development that we are aware of; we are dealing with it rationally and responsibly.” The highest number of coronavirus cases since March was diagnosed on Thursday, with 1.52% of tests returning positive, the Health Ministry said in a Friday announcement. While the spike in daily cases continues, the increase in serious morbidity has remained limited. Of those infected, 52 were in serious condition, two less than the day before. A week earlier, there were 41. In April, with about 5,900 active cases, similar to the current number, more than 340 patients were in serious condition.

The likely explanation is that among the current virus carriers, some 2,000 are schoolchildren, and half of them were fully vaccinated. Both groups are very unlikely to develop severe forms of the disease, even though it occasionally happens. At the moment, around 60% of the patients in serious conditions were vaccinated. “Percent of cases that turn critically ill is now 1.6%, compared to 4% at a similar stage in the 3rd wave when there were no vaccines,” Prof. Eran Segal, a computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science who advises the coronavirus cabinet, tweeted on Friday. He said that “In case of continued increase in cases, many more cases will be needed than in the 3rd wave to reach similarly high numbers of critically ill patients in the hospitals. This will contribute significantly to population-level immunity.”

[..] .. the ministers agreed to prepare for enforcing the “Happy Badge” that only gives access to weddings and similar events with more than 100 guests to those who are vaccinated, recovered or holders of a recent negative coronavirus test. The system is only relevant for indoor gatherings where food and drinks are served and people both sit and stand. There will be no cap on participants, and people will be required to wear masks.

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In almost very country, estimates of people vaccinated are grossly exaggerated.

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

In the meantime, Biden has shipped over 500 million covid vaccine doses overseas in June while at the same time claiming that the US was on track to meet his 70% vaccination goal by July 4th. Needless to say this never happened. The Biden admin now claims that the US population is now 67% vaccinated, and if this was actually true then it would be very close to meeting Anthony Fauci’s original guidelines for herd immunity. So why all the frantic hype about unvaccinated people? Firstly, Fauci has continually moved the goal posts for herd immunity to the point that he is now telling the public to ignore herd immunity altogether and that the only option is to get EVERYONE vaccinated. Many of us in the liberty media said this is exactly what he would do, and he has proven to be incredibly predictable.

Secondly, the CDC vaccination numbers seem to be inflated in order to create a manufactured consensus. While claiming an overall vaccination rate of 67%, CDC stats indicate a maximum of around 184 million Americans with at least one dose, then indicate 160 million people with a double dose. Yet, according to the Mayo Clinic data map, only four states have a vaccination rate of 67% or more, all in the Northeast. Even California and New York are well under 67%, and the vast majority of states are sitting at around 50% or less. Frankly, I don’t believe the CDC vaccine numbers at all. New dosage numbers are plunging across the US according to state officials; anyone who hasn’t been jabbed by now is not going to get jabbed unless they are forced to. There are no long lines for vaccines. No wait times.

The CDC has even removed the wait time between doses. And still, CVS and Walgreens have been throwing away expired doses by the hundreds of thousands. If we look at the CDC stats for full vaccination we are closer to 51% of the total US population, which matches more accurately with the Mayo Clinic state statistics. There is no indication that this percentage will be growing beyond the 51% mark anytime soon, if the stats are accurate at all. 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 unvaccinated 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. Why? Because there is simply no reason to take the experimental mRNA vaccine.

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Don’t be fooled by Facebook protesting this. This is a multi-headed monster.

Biden Says Social Media Misinformation On Covid ‘Killing People’ (Y!)

President Joe Biden said Friday that social media misinformation about Covid-19 and vaccinations is “killing people” and the White House said Facebook needs to clean up its act. “They’re killing people. The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people,” Biden told reporters at the White House, as he left for a weekend at the presidential retreat in Camp David. The White House is turning up the pressure on social media companies to weed out what officials say is widely spread misinformation on coronavirus vaccinations. According to US health officials, a current spike in Covid-19 deaths and illnesses around the country is almost exclusively hitting people who remain unvaccinated.

“There is a clear message that is coming through: this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky told reporters on Friday. Many of those refusing vaccinations, despite the ease of availability throughout the United States, have said they do not trust the shots. Skepticism is being fueled both by false posts spread by anti-vaccine activists online and by Republican politicians claiming the vaccinations are part of attempts at government control. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that Facebook and others are not doing enough to push back. “Everybody has a role to play in making sure there’s accurate information,” she said.

Psaki said the White House was taking a more active approach in calling out what it sees as misinformation but insisted that Facebook in particular should react more quickly in taking down problematic posts. “There’s about 12 people who are producing 65 percent of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms. All of them remain active on Facebook, despite some even being banned on other platforms,” Psaki said, without identifying those dozen posters. The White House has “proposed that they create a robust enforcement strategy that bridges their properties and provides transparency about the rules,” she said.

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Must make AG Garland nervous too.

White House Admits to Flagging Posts For Facebook (Turley)

We have previously discussed the extensive censorship programs maintained by Big Tech, including companies like Twitter and Facebook taking sides in major controversies from gender identification to election fraud to Covid-19. The rise of corporate censors has combined with a heavily pro-Biden media to create the fear of a de facto state media that controls information due to a shared ideology rather than state coercion. That concern has been magnified by demands from Democratic leaders for increased censorship, including censoring political speech, and now word that the Biden Administration has routinely been flagging material to be censored by Facebook.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted that the Biden administration is working with Facebook to flag “problematic” posts that “spread disinformation” on COVID-19. She explained that the Administration has created “aggressive” policing systems to spot “misinformation” to be “flagged” for the social media companies. Obviously, anyone can object to postings. There is a greater danger when the government has a systemic process for aggressively flagging material to be censored. The real problem however is with the censorship system itself. We have seen how there needs to be little coordination between political figures and the media to maintain controlled narratives in public debates and discussions. The concern is obvious that this allows for a direct role of the government in a massive censorship program run by private companies.

There have been repeated examples of the censoring of stories that were embarrassing or problematic for the Biden Administration. Even when Twitter expressed regret for the censoring of the Hunter Biden laptop story before the election, there was an immediate push back for greater censorship from Democrats. The concern is that these companies are taking to heart calls from Democratic members for increased censorship on the platform. CEO Jack Dorsey previously apologized for censoring the Hunter Biden story before the election. However, rather than addressing the dangers of such censoring of news accounts, Senator Chris Coons pressed Dorsey to expand the categories of censored material to prevent people from sharing any views that he considers “climate denialism.”

Likewise, Senator Richard Blumenthal seemed to take the opposite meaning from Twitter, admitting that it was wrong to censor the Biden story. Blumenthal said that he was “concerned that both of your companies are, in fact, backsliding or retrenching, that you are failing to take action against dangerous disinformation.” Accordingly, he demanded an answer to this question: “Will you commit to the same kind of robust content modification playbook in this coming election, including fact checking, labeling, reducing the spread of misinformation, and other steps, even for politicians in the runoff elections ahead?” “Robust content modification” seems the new Orwellian rallying cry in our society.

The same problems have arisen on Covid stories. For a year, Big Tech has been censoring those who wanted to discuss the origins of pandemic. It was not until Biden admitted that the virus may have originated in the Wuhan lab that social media suddenly changed its position. Facebook only recently announced that people on its platform will be able to discuss the origins of Covid-19 after censoring any such discussion.

The back channel coordination with Facebook further supports the view that this is a de facto state-supporting censorship program. That is the basis for the recent lawsuit by former President Donald Trump. As I have previously noted, there is ample basis for objection to this arrangement but the legal avenue for challenges is far from clear. The lawsuit will face difficult, if not insurmountable, problems under existing law and precedent. There is no question companies like Twitter are engaging in raw censorship. It is also true that these companies have censored material with a blatantly biased agenda, taking sides on scientific and social controversies. A strong case can be made for stripping these companies of legal protections since they are no longer neutral platforms. However, private businesses are allowed to regulate speech as a general matter. It will take considerable heavy lifting for a court to order this injunctive relief.

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“The very first element of evidence for any medical intervention of any sort is that you can personally benefit from it. This must be established with scientific certainty — not that you get antibodies from the shot but that you actually get a material benefit in excess of where you were in terms of risk before you got jabbed”
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Sorry, But No. And I Do Mean *NO* (Denninger)

We must force the existing manufacturers and FDA to prove that giving someone a vaccine if they have pre-existing resistance has value to them in reducing serious or fatal outcomes, and by how much. 80% of the population had known resistance to Covid-19 before the virus got here. The study establishing this was first published in the summer and then, peer-reviewed, was released in September before the first jab went into the first arm. We knew this had to be true all the way back to Diamond Princess and I reported on that fact but we did not know why; June told us why, and September scientifically established both the fact and the reasons for it beyond reasonable challenge. If the companies and FDA, whether through malice, speed or incompetence destroyed the ability to collect and analyze that data by polluting the data set it all must stop now …

… because there is no way to easily detect if you’re in that 80% and if, by January, you hadn’t gotten seriously sick the odds are very high you are in that resistant and cannot become seriously ill with Covid-19 simply because the odds of you having being exposed by then are overwhelming. The very first element of evidence for any medical intervention of any sort is that you can personally benefit from it. This must be established with scientific certainty — not that you get antibodies from the shot but that you actually get a material benefit in excess of where you were in terms of risk before you got jabbed. It is wildly unethical, immoral and constitutes gross malpractice to advise anyone to take a medical treatment from which there is no reasonable possibility of benefit. This was intentionally not done before we issued EUAs due to “Warp Speed” — that is, speed (and profit) came before proof of benefit.

We must force both pharma and the regulators, along with our government at all levels to account for now-apparent, clear and outrageous failure of the existing shots along with the flat-out lies being told today as regards their efficacy. Specifically, 100 out of 700 (1/7th) of the crew on the HMS Queen Elizabeth have become infected with Covid-19. Every one of the crew was fully vaccinated and thus any attempt to blame this on “plague rats” that aren’t vaccinated is obvious bull****. I note that this rate of infection (14%) is within statistical spitting distance for population pre-existing resistance as documented in June of 2020 (80%) which strongly implies that the jabs are very close to worthless if not completely worthless in preventing both infection and transmission.

Through March of 2021 just 24 military personnel in the US have died allegedly from Covid out of nearly 170,000 cases, or a rate of approximately 0.014%; as such “serious and fatal” events on the HMS QE are unlikely even if nobody had been vaccinated. In short the British Military jabbed everyone and put them at risk of severe or fatal adverse effects for zero benefit; the existing shots have no statistically-material benefit in preventing either infection or transmission of the virus. In addition we have known since the polio vaccine development that using non-sterilizing vaccines during an active outbreak causes mutational adaptation and escape and thus is dangerous. It is for this reason that IPV (non-sterilizing) was followed by OPV (sterilizing) in the United States until well after there was no circulating polio in America. There is no longer any scientific dispute in this regard and anyone claiming otherwise is a lying sack of crap. All alleged “public health” justification for the existing shots has been conclusively and scientifically destroyed by this event and, in addition the shots have now been conclusively identified as placing the population at severe and direct risk of mutational escape.

We must identify and publish detailed, de-identified associated harms from the jabs and norm them to the population segment and existing morbidities as a whole. Every health insurance company in the private sector and CMS (Medicare and Medicaid) have this data and, since the vaccine rollout is in fact not “free” if you’re insured (it’s billed to your insurance company) the firms know conclusively what events coincided with or were closely associated with these shots and how that compares with their last five years of data in the same population and morbidity segments. In short the data across over 150 million Americans does exist to show what, if anything, is happening and at what rate. This excess forms the denominator of harms from the shots.

This is not a function of nor can it be dismissed as “clinical judgment”; there are many reports of doctors refusing to make entries into VAERS or otherwise dodging that the jabs are related to new illnesses, hospitalizations and concerns. I don’t care what a doctor thinks; I care very much about who’s getting paid to do what and how that has changed over the last eight months. Until that data is released to the public under penalty of life in prison if falsified or otherwise misrepresented there must be no further activity with regards to these shots. THE PEOPLE MUST HAVE THE DENOMINATOR — THAT IS, THE ADVERSE EVENT NUMBER, AGAINST THE NUMBER OF VACCINATED PERSONS BOTH FOR DEATH AND ANY OTHER SERIOUS CONDITION INVOLVING A HOSPITAL ADMISSION OR TRIP TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM.

We must have full, free and open access to inexpensive and known safe drugs for early interdiction as an option. This means Ivermectin, Budesonide and HCQ + Doxycycline or Zpak for starters. All of these are drugs that are known to be quite safe, they are all off-patent and inexpensive and it must be the choice of the patient whether to use them if suspected or confirmed infected. It is their ass, not the doctor’s, and thus their choice. Any doctor who refuses must lose their license. Any medical group that promotes or enforces a policy adverse to this must be destroyed, literally and to an individual employee, director and officer, as they have and are killing people for money. This is especially true when there are no approved treatments under full FDA protocol and Remdesivir, which is under EUA, has twice proved worthless in formal studies, a third now shows it causes harm and yet the EUA is still there and it is still being recommended and used. Whether said drugs are inferior, equal or superior to a vaccine is immaterial. It is the patient’s decision.

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“Jacob Marley in Uncle Sam drag..”

Enemies of the People (Kunstler)

America is oh so problematic! You people are working a little too hard to think for yourselves — you basket of deplorable, brain-damaged, flyover gorks — so pardon us while we remove your impure thoughts from the nation’s thought-spaces. We will do your thinking for you, because 1) we know better, and 2) we say so…. Can you see now how things are working perfectly toward an autumn explosion of, shall we say, unpleasant disagreeableness?

Meanwhile, “Joe Biden” and “Biden allied groups” have engineered the US intel and security agencies to label anyone and anything that opposes the shutdown of wrong-think as “white supremacist domestic terrorism.” the FBI officially tweets: “Family members and peers are often best positioned to witness signs of mobilization to violence. Help prevent homegrown violent extremism. Visit https://go.usa.gov/x6mjf to learn how to spot suspicious behaviors and report them to the #FBI.” Nice set-up. Thus, Nancy Pelosi and Merrick Garland’s year-to-date production of the “Capitol Insurrection” pageant, and the captivity, in solitary confinement for months on end, in defiance of habeas corpus, of January Sixth’s hapless, selfie-snapping trespassers. That should prevent any outfit beside BLM and Antifa from mounting mostly peaceful protests, especially against “Joe Biden’s” creeping totalitarianism.

Yet, the flop-sweat is running like a babbling brook from end-to-end down Pennsylvania avenue as, in actual fact, the “Joe Biden” show lurches into its final act — which will be the collapse of the “Joe Biden” show in an odoriferous heap of bad faith and criminality. The specter of election audits is getting to the animatronic teleprompter-reader heading the federal regime. His chamberlains foolishly sent him out to Philadelphia this week to squelch any rising sentiment among PA state legislators to audit alleged ballot irregularities of 11/3/20. “Joe B’s” legitimacy is shredding and he looks more and more like a mere ghoul in the Oval Office, Jacob Marley in Uncle Sam drag, wailing and whispering of his political sins.

In Philly, the poor boob said, “For those who challenge the results and question the integrity of the election: No other election has ever been held under such scrutiny and such high standards!” That mouthful was followed by an even bigger gulp: “The Big Lie is just that: a big lie.” Did he know what he said there? (Cue: Joseph Goebbels spinning in grave with admiration.) The utterance was the perfect companion to his Big Brag on the campaign trail last October, saying, “We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.” Indeed, you did, Joe — or, at least, your worker bees in the DNC did, with, perhaps, some help from the Deep State’s Intel Community.

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Milley’s a few cents short of a buck.

‘If I Was Going To Do A Coup, It Wouldn’t Be With Him’ (RT)

Former President Donald Trump has issued a scathing rebuke of US General Mark Milley, after book excerpts revealed Milley had allegedly compared Trump’s supporters to Nazis and planned to resist a hypothetical “coup” by Trump. Excerpts from an upcoming book by Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker describe how, in the aftermath of the 2020 election, as Trump disputed Joe Biden’s victory, Milley, the nation’s highest military officer, summoned the rest of the Pentagon’s top brass to discuss the possibility of Trump attempting to use them in a “coup” attempt to stay in power. Milley, according to the excerpts seen by CNN, drew on numerous World War II cliches, comparing Trump’s rhetoric of a ‘rigged’ election to “the gospel of the Fuhrer,” his supporters to the Nazi “brownshirts,” and Trump himself as “the classic authoritarian leader with nothing to lose.”

As Milley and his deputies discussed the possibility of Trump’s supporters directly attacking Washington DC, he flexed his military muscles. “They may try, but they’re not going to f**king succeed,” he reportedly said. “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.” Trump issued a lengthy response on Thursday. “I never threatened, or spoke about, to anyone, a coup of our Government,” the former president said in a press release. “So ridiculous! Sorry to inform you, but an Election is my form of ‘coup,’ and if I was going to do a coup, one of the last people I would want to do it with is General Mark Milley.”

[..] Trump’s statement went on to list more of the former president’s grievances with Milley, beginning with a typically Trumpian explanation for how the general got his job: “He got his job only because the world’s most overrated general, James Mattis, could not stand him, had no respect for him, and would not recommend him,” Trump explained, referring to his former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. “To me the fact that Mattis didn’t like him, just like Obama didn’t like him and actually fired Milley, was a good thing, not a bad thing. I often act counter to people’s advice who I don’t respect.”

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He still has his job.

Hunter Biden Prosecutor Paused Investigation Before Election (NYP)

The top federal prosecutor in Delaware decided to pause a criminal investigation of Hunter Biden months before the 2020 election to prevent the public from learning about it, according to a report. US Attorney David Weiss, appointed by former President Donald Trump, decided not to seek search warrants or issue grand jury subpoenas so as not to “alert the public to the existence of the case in the middle of a presidential election,” Politico reports. The prosecutor’s office reportedly was torn over whether to continue its probe or pause it due to the election, and Weiss, who remains in his job leading the case, sided with those who wanted to wait. “To his credit, he listened,” an unnamed source told the publication.

The Justice Department’s role in the case has faced criticism from Trump allies, who note that a Delaware computer repairman gave the FBI a laptop formerly belonging to Hunter Biden in December 2019, according to records first reported by The Post. In the final months of the 2020 presidential race, The Post revealed a trove of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop that appeared to link his then-candidate father to his foreign business ventures in China and with Ukrainian energy company Burisma. The emails revealed that the younger Biden introduced a top Burisma executive to his father, then vice president, less than a year before the elder Biden admittedly pressured Ukrainian officials into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company.

The water-damaged MacBook Pro — which bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation — was dropped off for repair at a Delaware computer shop in April 2019, but the individual who dropped it off never returned to pick it up. It was seized by the FBI in December of that year. In addition to his Ukrainian connections, other emails on the computer showed Hunter discussing potential business deals with China’s largest private energy company. One deal seemed to draw considerable attention from the younger Biden, who called it “interesting for me and my family.” Senate Republicans revealed the findings of their investigation into Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings in September. They said the Obama administration ignored “glaring warning signs” when the then-vice president’s son joined the board of Burisma when he had no energy experience.

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Excellent by Ann Pettifor.

Quantitative Easing: How The World Got Hooked On Magicked-up Money (Pettifor)

Central banks—backed by royal charters and the state—have always had the power to create credit and expand the money supply. They have, since at least the founding of the Bank of England in 1694, provided credit to their clients in government and in commercial banks, accepting collateral in exchange for the money they create—a routine process known in the jargon as Open Market Operations (OMOs). They can run OMOs in reverse, too, selling the securities on their balance sheets in exchange for cash, taking money out of circulation, contracting the supply and raising its “price”—the rate of interest. Through such means, central banks have long used their power of credit creation to help fund the government, keep commercial banks afloat and then, from the 20th century, to keep the economy in balance too.

At one level, QE is just another name for OMOs—newly “minted” electronic money is paid into the accounts of the central bank’s clients, who in exchange offer up collateral in the form of bonds. By buying them up, central bankers contract the supply of bonds in the market, which raises their price or, equivalently, lowers their yield—the interest that’s paid on them. In that way, the process puts downward pressure on the borrowing costs of governments and other debtors. So what’s really new here? The difference between OMOs and QE is in the scale and the wider array of assets involved. Whereas OMOs typically purchase short-term government debt, QE programmes snap up government debt of all maturities, including long-term bonds. In the US, the EU and UK, central banks also extended the definition of eligible collateral to include riskier corporate bonds, and began buying them up too.

As to the scale, already by 2009 the Bank of England had purchased bonds to the value of £200bn. By August 2016, after the Brexit vote, purchases rose to £445bn. During the market’s grave March 2020 wobble, purchases rose to £645bn. By November 2020, the bank had acquired assets of £895bn. This stock of purchases is now equivalent to about half the annual flow of UK national income. Moreover, with QE, the old two-way traffic of OMOs seems to have become a one-way street. While central bankers are acquiring bonds, they are not, as yet, selling them back into the market. The fear is that doing so would flood it, slashing bond prices and forcing up their yields—making it harder for borrowers, not least governments, to service their debts.

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“President Xi had phoned Biden on his special “red phone” that lets him speak directly to his friend Joe to get more tips on how to rule his people with an iron fist.”

Xi Jealous Of Biden Admin’s Ability To Censor Speech On Social Media (BBee)

In a candid statement today, President Xi Jinping admitted he’s “actually pretty jealous” of the United States government’s ability to censor information it doesn’t like over social media. Sources close to the ruler of China’s communist party and government said he was “fairly envious” of how effective the U.S. system of censorship works. He was particularly impressed with how the Biden White House doesn’t even have to censor information themselves, but can simply flag posts as problematic and private companies will jump to take care of dissenters automatically. Even President Xi usually has to “lift a finger” to censor someone, so he’s pretty jealous of the way the U.S. is handling censorship of “misinformation.”


“Honestly, I’m impressed, and a little jealous,” said China’s dictator after he heard Press Secretary Jen Psaki say the White House flags posts for Facebook to remove and that someone who gets banned on one social network should get banned on all of them. “And I thought I had absolute control over the speech of my people! This is next-level stuff. Really quite something.” “And having a private company do it so the people can’t complain about freedom of speech – brilliant. My hat is off to the United States.” At publishing time, President Xi had phoned Biden on his special “red phone” that lets him speak directly to his friend Joe to get more tips on how to rule his people with an iron fist.

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So the Kids are now calling the Vaccines “clot shots”
And the ambulances “Jab Cabs”

 

 

WH controls narrative
https://twitter.com/i/status/1416194845924802563

 

 

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    Edward Hopper Summer interior 1909   • Something Really Odd Is Going On (CR) • As Covid Cases Rise, Gibraltar Tightens Rules On Isolation (GBC) •
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 17 2021]

    #79990
    a kullervo
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    Words of advice for the young at heart:

    Find your inner voice, and once you did, muzzle it for good.
    (Warning: it’ll fight you tooth and nail, and usually wins.)

    #79991
    V. Arnold
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    Update:
    I received a confirmation of my order of Ivemectine…happy days…
    Now waiting for delivery…how many days, hours, minutes, seconds…until delivery??????????
    😉

    #79992
    a kullervo
    Participant

    Time to ditch unvaccinated friends?
    (New levels of stupid every.single.day)

    Those were the days, when friendship was something to uphold and cherish. You are now welcome to the spanking new vaxxism – the pogroms and unvaxxed ghettos are rigth around the corner. (Actually, the pogroms are already under way.)

    #79993
    Mister Roboto
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    (Actually, the pogroms are already under way.)

    Albeit mostly in the forms of social-media hissy-fits by coronapansies.

    #79994
    absolute galore
    Participant

    @Varnold wrote: …”Now waiting for delivery…how many days, hours, minutes, seconds…until delivery???…

    I waited less than two weeks. I’m in New York State. You do realize it doesn’t actually work, right? Bloomberg and The Guardian said so. Maybe you’ll get a placebo effect. One can always hope!;^)

    #79995
    Dr. D
    Participant

    I like the painting tho less Hopperish, but anything with a naked girl has my approval.

    There’s an article on the futility of satire, here: https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2021/07/13/the-news-killed-satire/ that says: ”cuddly elephants are the latest weapon in President Xi Jinping’s propaganda offensive to present a more “lovable” global image of China.

    In other words, to distract the West from noticing the millions of Uyghurs shackled together in chain gangs tearing down mosques while being force-fed pork sandwiches, the communist dictators in Beijing have unleashed stories of cute cuddly animals. How could anybody satirize that? “

    Where the point is well-taken. However, I’d like to point out that the Uyghers in China are almost certainly being set up like the Kurds in Iraq – that is, the U.S. has now spent 50 years creating Muslim problems for the “soft underbelly of Russia” … and elsewhere, and has whole departments and vast, lucrative subcontracting network “to get rich is glorious” for it. Remember that whack news article going breathless on events in Tajikistan couple years ago? Where/what??? They had set that up for China, who, as China, let them. And when the time was right, this is how they “the Han Chinese” responded to the boring, obvious, predictable, U.S. attempt: total ethnic cleansing and complete annihilation. To make a point? Or just ‘cause that’s the way they – CCP and racist, ethnic Han – work. ‘Cause we can’t read history. Or read at all. The Han are surrounded for 5,000 years by out-groups nearly their size, and put them off in rotation, while also importing 10% Han to hold the region. …And if they don’t, China falls and everyone dies, as many times in history. Put another way, either a) your weak bulls—t tactics don’t work on us or b) maybe you can wake up to a government who does this, after modernizing, unifying all national systems, arming, and mostly mobilizing. I’ll let you draw the parallels to the last nation we sat around and watched do that.

    While we’re on contrapoint, there are 9,000 VAERS deaths, x10 or x100, = one million. …I don’t see it. Yes, there are a lot of deaths, far more than any vaccine, possibly any drug ever, and they stopped H1N1 vaccine after like 200 not to totally discredit pharmaceutical companies and vaccines altogether. But a million? Use your head: YES that’s distributed over both time and space, not just in hot spots, BUT systems only are systems, a lot of them would still make the emergency room, and morgues, funeral homes don’t pop up overnight. You’d see them full at least, like at Covid peak. So we’re talking a a chronic low level, 10x maybe. And that could continue, spread over years it could reach 100 or 500x, but not now. Or not any place I’m hearing about.

    On another, different, “50 years”, “Boston Pride” is disbanding. And not because homosexuality is near-universally accepted while CIS-heterosexuality is considered the mark of bigots. No, disbanding in pleasant victory would kind of be a good thing. Instead the wide, old-time progressives there got run out by Woke harassment. They weren’t meeting the party quotas for skin color, etc. So they said, “F’ it, fine. We’re done. Get another group to advocate for friends, mobilize social progress, and get out the vote.

    What? After 50 years? I’d say “why do this after all this time, this history, this win?” but I understand. What does that say about the situation on the Left or in America right now? You’re sitting around, with your – 4th of July parade or whatever – and an illiterate 17 year old with pink hair shows up and says, “Yeah, um, I just talked to my three friends, and we decided the number ‘4’ is a racist number of patriarchy and oppression. So you have to stop having a ‘4’ parade and anything and join the Cinquo parade me and Chelsea just made up last Saturday.” …And apparently everyone says “yes”? Don’t hurt us Chelsea! We’re your real friends, honest! And as they visit the Library, the Museum, the power plant, water treatment, with the same message? Everyone says yes? We do whatever Chelsea says now because she was voted most popular in July ‘21?

    Yes. Yes we do. And snap to it. But how does that work to run your country as a junior high school mean girls clique? I have the feeling people are storing up and out to get her. …Sort of. They don’t put a horse in her bed, they just all decided they’re tired of adolescent s—t and put her back in line as a normal human being. You can’t go around killing your own allies, which is equal-time to killing imaginary made-up enemies, the other bane of junior high school dramas.

    Or as Taibbi says: “The Myth Of The Winnable Culture War” You won! Congratulations! Now you also have no food and no drinking water. No cars that you’re carbon-free, no medicines and no movies that aren’t boring, flat, approved-Party Material.

    “Rich Lives Matter” “’Defund the Police’ Advocate Rep. Cori Bush Spent $54,000 On Private Security Company: FEC”

    All the police you can afford, which is none. D.C. get $1.5B to not only go pro-gun for themselves, but illegally harass you in Kansas. …Well they gotta do something. Kansas isn’t going to pay the back rent of blue San Fran landlords forever.

    “Insult To Injury: Russia Declares US Has Utterly “Failed” After 20 Years In Afghanistan”

    100% of us knew this, the minute Cheney spoke about PNAC. We are still being shouted down $2T later, after it’s over and we were totally, constantly, obviously right.

    …Cases mean nothing, only health outcomes. But I agree it’s disturbing.

    But you just said half of the current virus carriers are vaccinated! And they can still go to weddings?”

    Why would anyone care or isolate if vaccines work? Why did we invent them? If it’s going like this should we un-invent and stop talking about them? What’s the point?

    “60% of the patients in serious conditions were vaccinated.”

    …Exactly as 10 years of mRNA science showed. Follow the Science?

    “All alleged “public health” justification for the existing shots has been conclusively and scientifically destroyed”

    Well that was always true. It won’t matter this time either.

    “It is the patient’s decision.”

    Not sure. If the DOCTORS are un-curious, un-scientific boobs, you can only IMAGINE the level of science and medicine their illiterate patients would exhibit. But maybe I can’t save people from themselves, and the transition back to the reality of consequences will be messy. But if the patient says they want morphine, or a ivermectin they’re allergic to, should he have to prescribe? The impulse is sound, but being draconian is just as ill on the other side.

    “No other election has ever been held under such scrutiny and such high standards!”

    Which we know because we’ll go to jail rather than look. And prove Joe is the most popular President ever. And also the ‘16 election was easily and obviously rigged, and Trump illegitimate and installed, because Obama said “not one vote was changed.” …They’re right, how do you satirize this stuff?

    Millie: that’s a lot coming from a guy who both promoted, and has no idea, what is Critical Race Theory.

    “We’re the guys with the guns.”

    Hahahahahaha! What a marooon! You just got beat by Afghanistan. AFGHANISTAN! Throwing ROCKS. And they don’t have 400 million guns. Earth to Millie: WE’RE the guys with the guns, not you. We’re like 150x larger than the feckless U.S. Army – two thirds of which would be shooting you from behind if you tried it. Big mouth, no brains. Pretty big mouthing off for a loser. …To a nation the size of Connecticut.

    “It was seized by the FBI in December of that year.”

    As if anybody cares about truth, and least of all journalists. No. The shop called many times, like every child case, every midwestern murder case, every pilot training case, every fentanyl case: they ignored it. Only after he lost patience and gave it to Giuliani did the FBI suddenly care it existed. Because: national security, meh. Open billion dollar bribery from China, meh. Federal drug crimes, meh. Child endangerment and possibly sex assault and violence? Meh. Election? O M G !!! Klaxxons! Red alert! Then they can’t ‘seize’ it because it was always waiting for them to stop sucking donuts and do their jobs. Which they still haven’t done, by the way. We’re doing their jobs instead, the people and the NY Post. …Maybe that’s better. Probably is.

    Quantitative Easing: How The World Got Hooked On Magicked-up Money (Pettifor) “

    Speaking of us saying it, being totally, completely right 20 yeas ahead of time, just like we said in ‘01, or even ‘96 actually.

    “Tyrannical as it gets”

    Glenn, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Try not to run out of hyperbole this early. They already said they were coming for us. Joe says every day there’s a Civil War, he’s not our President, and we (that is, 100% of people who didn’t vote for Joe, now including all Progressives and Democratic Socialists) are violent terrorist extremists who are the new Confederacy. Yeah, I know. Yawn. You been killin’ us for years, what’s new?

    Kullervo, they’re not real friends. Without honor, they’re incapable of friendship. Unfortunately, that’s now society-wide as they are universally #AntiLogos. With the spirit contrary to Christ, sacrifice, law, and honor, as it were, only self-love and self-preservation.

    It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction. A person who lies is thereby responding to the truth, and he is to that extent respectful of it. When an honest man speaks, he says only what he believes to be true; and for the liar, it is correspondingly indispensable that he considers his statements to be false.

    For the bullshitter, however, all these bets are off: he is neither on the side of the true nor on the side of the false. His eye is not on the facts at all, as the eyes of the honest man and of the liar are, except insofar as they may be pertinent to his interest in getting away with what he says. He does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up, to suit his purpose.

    #79996
    oxymoron
    Participant

    I’m sorry to bring sex into it but Denninger gave me the horn. People like him and us are why an internet pandemic is needed for the oligarchs pretty soon. They better think about rolling that dice. Because things are in motion.
    Meanwhile Lockdown sucks for the kids and the wife. Not everyone wants to be outside in the rain digging and working. Personally it invigorates me and gives me life.

    #79997
    zerosum
    Participant

    MOM!

    Help needed for the circle of life

    • Something Really Odd Is Going On (CR)

    PLACE YOUR BET
    RED OR BLACK

    “Pandemic of the unvaccinated”
    “Time to count hospitalizations only. “Cases” has become meaningless.”
    “In almost every country, estimates of people vaccinated are grossly exaggerated.”

    DON’T STOP TAKING vitamin D, Zinc, and aspirin is minimizing (breakthough symptoms), Long Covid symptoms from having gotten two vaccines.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/might-covid-injections-reduce-lifespan/5749303
    ————
    HELP!
    The best of the best, (Olympians), are being tested and are covid positive, (Nada herd immunity, Nada effective vaccines).
    ———–
    “….. keep debunking these absurdities to dispel the trance that too many seem to be under”
    https://www.ft.lk/columns/Keeping-society-open-The-endemic-solution/4-720285
    Keeping society open: The endemic solution
    ——-
    Will TAE be next to feel the effects of the extensive censorship programs?

    #80000
    oxymoron
    Participant

    zerosum. I think it will be some kind of miracle if TAE gets by unscathed. We are not content creators so much – with exceptions no doubt but the content we consume will get lean and will get washed or sanitised. It’s how the Ministry of Truth can be sure we are safe.

    #80001
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #80002
    Oroboros
    Participant

    A super secret preview of Old White Joe’s Sars-CoV 2 Shock Troops in action battling the dreaded Delta Variant as it sweeps through a dense urban center of sophistication.

    Who you gonna call?

    #80003
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #80004
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Covid-19

    “Get Over It”

    “You drag it around like a ball and chain
    You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
    You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
    Got your mind in the gutter, bringin’ everybody down
    Bitch about the present and blame it on the past
    I’d like to find your inner child and kick its little ass…”

    #80005
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Um…great graphic on who can dine. Definitely not made for large families. My sister, her husband, and five kids (all currently under age of 12) would not be able to dine in any restaurants. Covid went through their household in September of last year so they are all naturally immune. That policy is insane.

    #80006
    SmokeyRocks
    Participant

    Yesterday YouTube threw up this video of Brian Williams of MSNBC quoting Carl Sagan which I found interesting:

    Sagan quote

    Part of the quote reads
    “I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.”

    This starts at ~2:25. “… when the people have lost the ability to … knowledgeably question those in authority…” I wonder if Brian realizes how ironic this is coming from MSNBC. I also wonder why this hasn’t been censored yet.

    #80007
    irkulla
    Participant

    The chart on dining restrictions is from Singapore. The website that did that is one that regularly spews governmental propaganda. You can read about the restrictions at the ministry announcement at https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/updates-on-phase-3-(heightened-alert)-measures

    #80008
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    Blame the vaccinated for mutations? Um….no.

    ““This data shows that these mutations accumulating in the spike protein are antibody escape mutations,” says Hatziioannou. “As soon as you add a specific antibody, you see specific mutations.”

    https://www.hartgroup.org/unvaccinated-as-variant-factories/

    #80009
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    Error on my part. That should be “blame the unvaccinated for mutations? Ummm….no”.

    #80010
    zerosum
    Participant

    Tomorrow is here
    https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/the-growing-peril-of-drug-resistant-superbugs/story-RUGLv3Jv31Ha17reByBARL.html

    The growing peril of drug-resistant superbugs
    Many in India face a similar fate – they get admitted to hospitals with seemingly treatable illnesses, only to contract HAIs caused by superbugs

    #80011
    morongobill
    Participant

    varnold, can you post a link to the Ivermectin source? Thanks

    #80014
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    Brad Mehldau!

    #80015
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    I think TAE is safe: we provide excellent data for their AI to discern our core patterns and turn them against us. Only thing we’re saving here at TAE is our sanity, if that… along with some homeless folks in Greece that Raul and Crew kindly feed.

    #80016
    Noirette
    Participant

    Maxwell Q. posted (prev. thread):

    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”.

    In the US at present, the well-placed, the professiona, managerial, classes, those with social capital, the rich … Say, the 20%, who own property, own ‘shares’, have comfortable salaries, sit on nodes that confer decisionary powers, play consequent roles in ‘running things’, etc., the 20% includes the hopeful hangers on who are subservient to that class and/or hope to join it with full accreditation! …are *de facto* obliged to adhere to Gvmt. decisions, mantras, propaganda.

    Why? Because the whole kaboodle, the system, has been set up, created, to favor them, keep them on board, protect their privileges, and ensure their complicity. (Some of them know this but won’t admit it.)

    An ex bank-president (in the US) can’t possibly become a class traitor, to put it in old-fashioned terms. She ‘believes’ the TV (propaganda), as she must, even if she judges it is shaky or off-key, because the ppl around her, her mates, her buddies, her family, her colleagues (? ?..) all of them, adhere to it, or pretend to. She can’t leave her tribe, become an outcast, and be subject to rejection, Like oh my god did you hear.. she is a conspiracy theorist, a right-winger, maybe even a ‘deplorable.’

    The picture in the ex-USSR (I went to Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, before the fall of the wall) was completely different.

    The ‘Gvmt’ powers were decried and dismissed by everyone except for a tight, small, ‘cadre’ at the top. Who kept out of public view.

    Docs, U Profs, engineers, Gvmt. employees e.g. responsible for Public Works, aspiring capitalists aka entrepreneurs, ‘traders’ perhaps dubious but!, young ppl hankering for ‘western’ clobber, others, were all super pissed off. That is one of the main reasons why the USSR collapsed.

    Even the ‘cadres’ some I met were only compliant to pocket the pay, to feed the kiddies. Particularly in Poland, some of these cadres ran illegal (not nefarious) bizness on the side. They sold washing machines, cement, un-registered photocopy machines, high quality cloth, and shoes from Italy, for ex. via complicated circuits.

    #80017
    Noirette
    Participant

    sorry forgot to close tag

    #80018
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    As is so often the case, Noirette, you identify a core issue.

    That so many Americans still trust, even if only grudgingly, the mainstream news that sold them on WMDs in Iraq, tells us that they simply don’t want to know the truth. They’ve been conditioned not to seek or accept truth since kindergarten if not sooner. It’s in the air we breathe.

    Nonetheless, our complicity is ours. Pink Floyd’s The Wall was HUGE in the 70s. Peace/love/civil rights/end war was HUGE in the 60s. Punk was HUGE in the 80s. etc. But then the kids of those decades grow up and have to make money or live as a homeless exile (as I did for so many years), there being virtually no place to live outside the money envelope any more.

    Once one submits to Mammon, the “enemy” has won. Almost everyone submits to Mammon.

    #$%

    “I’d like to find your inner child and kick its little ass…” lol!

    #80019
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    That Sagan quote:

    ““I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.”

    He assumes that we ever abandoned superstition and darkness. Get serious, Carl. Learning a few magic cosmic laws so you can channel fire and electrons into complicated mineral artifices in no way removes superstition or the darkness that grows around us despite the streets drowning in neon at night.

    With or without running water and on/off light switches, we’re still existential orphans with no clue how or why we came to be. Who detonated the Big Bang? Who pulled God’s finger? That Gaugin painting:

    gd

    Where do we come from? What are we doing? Where do we go?

    #80020
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    There is hope for deliverance

    and there is

    Faith in the Mysterious Unknown Almighty

    Hope is my favorite drug but the jonesing when it can’t be found is awful. Faith is humbler, harder, a matter of surrending the ego the fact of one’s fundamental existential ignorance. But a solid faith regimen keeps the flame of hope alive and the wick trimmed.

    #80021
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    ‘ surrending the ego the fact of one’s fundamental existential ignorance. ‘ TO the fact of…

    #80022
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    @Noirette

    Reading your response just now reminded me of when I brought home my first LED flashlight and switched it on. The difference was startling. I immediately gathered up every incandescent flashlight I owned and dumped them all off at the local Goodwill. Thank you for your excellent commentary!

    #80023
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Clif High, … I, for one, never heard him, or of him before. This is the first time. He claims that, “The Biden Administration would be in full collapse by this fall.”. High states the main reason, “The empire is collapsing because the money is no good.” Anyway, here is an interview of him, … quite long, but worth your time to get outright horrified:

    Hyperinflation Will Collapse Biden Administration – Clif High

    Hyperinflation Will Collapse Biden Administration – Clif High

    … fwiw,
    F.S.

    #80024
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    I’m finally listening to the video, “A MANUFACTURED ILLUSION – DR DAVID MARTIN WITH REINER FUELLMICH”. So much info these days and real life gets in the way so I have to pick and choose my time investment, but I had housework to do today so listened while I worked.

    Not sure why anyone would question Dr Martin because “he wears a bow tie” or for any reason, really. He cites specific patent numbers, details what the patents were for, ties that patent information and the patent filers in with what has taken place over the past 18 months. Until someone offers a well-documented, rational argument against what Dr Martin is presenting, I see no reason not to consider his information credible.

    Not sure what we’ve come to when the MSM “experts” can say whatever they want without any evidence whatsoever, but we’re throwing stones at people with expertise and evidence who are presenting what they consider important. It’s all very sad.

    #80025
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Also, saw a comment online the other day that is worth contemplating …

    “So … is “controlled opposition” the new term to replace “conspiracy theorist”??”

    If people don’t trust the mainstream narrative, and also look for reasons not to trust anyone else because they could be “controlled opposition” or “conspiracy theorists”, what’s that leave?

    #80026
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Hooray, a tiny sliver of sanity.

    I telling ya, local sheriffs have tremendous leeway in enforcing any statutes.

    LA County Sheriff Says He Will Not Enforce New Indoor Mask Mandate

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/la-county-sheriff-says-he-will-not-enforce-new-indoor-mask-mandate

    “Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced Friday that he will not enforce a new indoor mask mandate set to be reinstated in the country’s most populous county amid the CCP virus pandemic.

    “Forcing the vaccinated and those who already contracted COVID-19 to wear masks indoors is not backed by science and contradicts the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines,” Villanueva said in a statement.”

    #80027
    cloudhidden
    Participant

    On another subject: Just spoke with friends in the area of the Lytton Canada fire that destroyed the village and burned out some of the surrounding areas: All communications in the area were lost within 8 minutes of the onset of the emergency. They are off-grid with an independent water supply and a significant stock of fuel and emergency supplies. People showed up asking for help, fuel, food. All freely given. My friends were astonished at how quickly their stock of supplies were depleted. That’s in a small community where everybody pretty much knows each other. Only a few had made any emergency preps and most of those had no opportunity to do anything other than escape with their lives. A city full of strangers would not have fared so well.

    #80028
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    I’m seriously considering this myself. Let them call me what they want.

    #80029
    DarkMatter
    Participant

    @ctbarnum
    From Wikipedia:

    * Red triangle – political prisoners: social democrats, liberals, socialists, communists, anarchists, gentiles who assisted Jews; trade unionists; and Freemasons.
    * Green triangle – convicts and criminals (often working as kapos).
    * Blue triangle – foreign forced laborers and emigrants. This category included apatrides, Spanish refugees from Francoist Spain, whose citizenship was revoked and emigrants to countries which were occupied by Nazi Germany or were under German sphere of influence.[2]
    Purple triangle – primarily Jehovah’s Witnesses (over 99%) as well as members of other small pacifist religious groups.[notes 1]
    * Pink triangle – primarily homosexual men and those identified as such (e.g., bisexual men, trans women)[3][4][5] and sexual offenders as well as pedophiles and zoophiles.[6]
    * Black triangle – people who were deemed asocial elements (asozial) and work-shy (arbeitsscheu), including the following:
    – Roma and Sinti. They wore the black triangle with a Z notation (for Zigeuner, meaning Gypsy) to the right of the triangle’s point.
    – Mentally ill and mentally disabled. Their triangles were inscribed with the word Blöd, meaning stupid.
    – Alcoholics and drug addicts.
    – Vagrants and beggars.
    – Pacifists and conscription resisters.
    – Prostitutes.
    – Lesbians.
    * Brown triangle – Romani male

    I like the idea but think I am more of a black triangle guy, asocial, half stupid, half drug addict, half beggar.

    #80030
    absolute galore
    Participant

    From the “Free” pandemic coverage by our friends at The Atlantic. You remember, the ones who proudly proclaim after each of these articles, The Atlantic’s COVID-19 coverage is supported by grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    “The hospital is now busier than at any previous point during the pandemic. In just five weeks, it took in as many COVID-19 patients as it did over five months last year. Ten minutes away, another big hospital, Cox Medical Center South, has been inundated just as quickly. “We only get beds available when someone dies, which happens several times a day,” Terrence Coulter, the critical-care medical director at CoxHealth, told me….

    …Those ICUs are also filling with younger patients, in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, including many with no underlying health problems. In part, that’s because elderly people have been more likely to get vaccinated, leaving Delta with a younger pool of vulnerable hosts. While experts are still uncertain if Delta is deadlier than the original coronavirus, every physician and nurse in Missouri whom I spoke with told me that the 30- and 40-something COVID-19 patients they’re now seeing are much sicker than those they saw last year. “That age group did get COVID before, but they didn’t usually end up in the ICU like they are now,” Jonathan Brown, a respiratory therapist at Mercy, told me. Nurses are watching families navigate end-of-life decisions for young people who have no advance directives or other legal documents in place.”

    Wow. Scary stuff. Here’s the current chart for Missouri from the NYT:
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=Missouri+covid+deaths%5C

    Looks like the state barely registered a first wave. But they cherry-picked those “five months last year” because they are not near the high. Strangely, while Missouri’s vaccination rate lags behind the Northeast, they are definitely ahead of India. Here’s what India looks like:

    Interesting.

    #80031
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    morongobill

    varnold, can you post a link to the Ivermectin source? Thanks

    Here’s a link;

    Ivermectin

    #80032
    madamski cafone
    Participant
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