Jul 212021
 


René Magritte Mysteries of the horizon (a.k.a. The Masterpiece) 1955

 

Debate Erupts Between Trusted Medical Doctor And Dr. Fauci (Bbee)
Fauci Loses It With Sen. Rand Paul Over Wuhan Lab Funding Accusations (RT)
Pfizer Granted Priority Review for FDA Vaccine Approval (Claus)
Over Half Of Australia’s Population Now Under Stay-at-Home Orders (RT)
NSW Health Official Tells Australians To Refrain From Talking To People (RT)
More Than 200 Facebook Groups Actively Circulating Vaccine Misinformation (F.)
World Champion Boxer To Retire Due To Introduction Of Covid Passports (Mir.)
Statins for Cancer and COVID; Beyond Ivermectin
Biden Regime Jails a ‘Domestic Terrorist’ (Julie Kelly)
The Most Splendid Housing Bubbles in Canada (WS)
Lawmakers Sound Alarm Over China Purchases Of US Farmland (ZH)
Oliver Stone’s New JFK Assassination Doc Is Being Ignored By The MSM (RT)

 

 

 

 

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Might as well give it a Babylon Bee overdo. Fauci hides behind semantics.

Debate Erupts Between Trusted Medical Doctor And Dr. Fauci (Bbee)

During an explosive Senate hearing this week, Senator and trusted medical doctor Rand Paul argued with Anthony Fauci—a dangerous conspiracy theorist who thinks vaccines don’t work and that the government is not funding the creation of medical abominations in secret labs. “You are a LIAR!” said Rand Paul, pointing gravely at Dr. Fauci. “You are a LYING LIAR who LIES!” Fauci, who was initially taken aback by the accusation, immediately recovered and said: “NO! It is YOU who is the LIAR, you LIAR!” Fauci then bobbed his head back and forth in a very sassy way and snapped his fingers in a zig-zag pattern.


“OOOOooo! Rand Paul got OWNED!” said CNN. “OOOOooo! Fauci got DESTROYED!” said Fox News. The C-SPAN segment immediately went viral, leading to more requests for the two men to face off in another confrontation. C-SPAN then announced they would be organizing a pay-per-view rematch, in which the trusted medical doctor and Dr. Fauci would call each other liars in an octagon-shaped cage. Unfortunately, Fauci backed out at the last minute after C-SPAN instituted a strict “no bioweapons” policy for the face-off.

Full exchange between Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Fauci.

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“You take an animal virus and you increase its transmissibility to humans, you’re saying that’s not gain-of-function?” Paul asked. “That is correct..”

Fauci Loses It With Sen. Rand Paul Over Wuhan Lab Funding Accusations (RT)

White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has told Kentucky Senator Rand Paul “You don’t know what you’re talking about,” after Paul accused him of lying about his alleged role in controversial virus research in China. Questioning Fauci during a Senate Health Committee hearing on Tuesday about the government’s coronavirus response, Sen. Paul (R) implied that Fauci lied to Congress in May when he said that the National Institute of Health (NIH) did not fund so-called ‘gain-of-function’ research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, believed by many to be the source of the coronavirus pandemic. “I have never lied before the Congress, and I do not retract that statement,” Fauci replied. Paul presented a 2015 academic paper that asserts such research did take place at the Wuhan lab, and was partly funded by the NIH.


One US scientist has reviewed the paper and concluded that the research within “seemed to meet the definition of gain-of-function,” — but that it did not lead to the creation of the novel coronavirus. The term ‘gain-of-function’ refers to modifying and increasing the transmissibility of animal viruses to better study their effect on humans. “This paper that you’re referring to was judged … up and down the chain as not being gain-of-function,” Fauci responded, before Paul interjected. “You take an animal virus and you increase its transmissibility to humans, you’re saying that’s not gain-of-function?” Paul asked. “That is correct, and Senator Paul, you do not know what you are talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially,” Fauci snapped back.

Despite the paper’s own definition of gain-of-function research seemingly being the same as Paul’s, the White House scientist still insisted that the research outlined in the 2015 paper “is not” the same thing. The paper itself does not prove that the Covid-19 coronavirus was created in the Wuhan lab, but it does imply that similar research on bat-borne coronaviruses was carried out there, with the NIH’s financial support. Such research used to be done in the US, but was paused by the Obama administration in 2014 and subsequently outsourced to China. Between 2015 and 2019, the Wuhan lab received, albeit indirectly, more than $800,000 in grants from the NIH. $600,000 in grant payments were given to the institute via EcoHealth Alliance, a private research firm, and $216,000 via the University of California, Irvine.

Fauci GoF
https://twitter.com/i/status/1401891543322185728

Letter to Do: criminal referral

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As the vaccines are very clearly failing, now is of course the time to speed up the process, because that is what people are not yet allowed to know.

Pfizer Granted Priority Review for FDA Vaccine Approval (Claus)

Last Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration granted pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech priority review designation for their coronavirus vaccine for those who are age 16 and older. This step marks the last hurdle that must be cleared in order for the vaccine — the very first to come onto the world scene, being approved for emergency use back in December of 2020 — to be distributed and marketed like any other inoculation. Until now, the products, like the other two coronavirus vaccines used in the US, have had emergency use authorization (EUA) only — a legal sticking point that has led to some questioning their efficacy and safety and adding to the vaccine hesitancy that continues to plague some areas of the country and the world.

Anti-vaccine proponents argue that they refuse to accept a product that has not been fully cleared by the FDA, and many corporate entities along with the federal government, will not require coronavirus inoculations while they are still under EUA-only status. This status allows for vaccine doses to be shipped to hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other organizations to be administered to the general public — but not distributed and marketed. Although the vaccine came out in a little more than 300 days since the genome of the virus was determined — an amazing feat of modern medical technology — the perceived delay in the granting of full authorization has led many to speculate that this feeds into an anti-vaccination narrative which may be partly responsible for the spike in infections in the last month worldwide.

As the Delta variant, first detected in India, continues to sweep across the world, the lack of formal approval of the vaccines has sparked concern that a window of opportunity may have been lost, as people for the most part are allowed to gather together without restrictions across the US while sizable pockets of vaccine resistance remain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday that the number of new coronavirus cases were up by nearly 70% in just one week, while hospitalizations are up by nearly 36%, after weeks of steeply declining numbers all over the US. The Delta variant appears to be approximately 225% more transmissible than the original strains of the coronavirus. NPR reports that one recent study from China found that those who are infected with Delta have on average about 1,000 times more copies of the virus in their respiratory tracts than those who were infected with the original strain.

Not only that but they also become infectious earlier in the course of their illness, leading to much more transmission since many do not realize they have become infected. The emergency use authorization vaccines that are currently on the market, however, are strikingly effective against the Delta variant. [..] At this point, experts say the picture looks fairly rosy. “The level of antibodies seem to be holding up pretty well, so we have to watch and see what happens over the course of the coming months,” stated National Institutes of Health’s Francis Collins, in an interview with NPR. The New York-based pharma giant must now go through a rigorous review process that experts believe will be completed in January of 2022. Even with expedited handling of the approval process, speeded up from its usual 10 months, the lightning-fast spread of the Delta variant, which is so many more times as transmissible as the original coronavirus, is rushing past that timeline.

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Australia is done. Pull the plug and let it pour down the drain. The only things people there think are “wrong” in their isolation campaign are in not building quarantine accomodation, and in not ordering vaccines fast enough. Blind as bats.

Over Half Of Australia’s Population Now Under Stay-at-Home Orders (RT)

South Australia has entered a snap lockdown of seven days, joining neighboring Victoria and New South Wales as the third state to implement stay-at-home orders, with half of the country’s population now under restrictions. South Australia entered a week-long lockdown to quell a spike in coronavirus cases at 6pm local time on Tuesday. Premier Steven Marshall defended the decision to impose harsh measures, stating that “we hate to put these restrictions in place, but we have just one chance to get this right” to avoid an extended lockdown period and cases spiraling out of control. Under the new rules, all South Australian citizens are required to stay at home unless they are essential workers or need to purchase necessary produce or attend medical appointments.


They are allowed outside to exercise for a maximum of 90 minutes and within a 2.5km (1.5 mile) radius of their home. All educational institutions will be shut and transition to online learning. The decision to impose a strict snap lockdown comes after five coronavirus cases were reported, with the fifth being an isolated incident from the other four cases. All of the cases have been confirmed to be the Delta variant, which is 60% more transmissible than other variants, according to Public Health England. As of Tuesday, some 13 million Australians, over half of the country’s population, are under a stay-at-home mandate. Neighboring Victoria extended its lockdown until July 27. It was intended to last only five days, however, new Covid-19 cases are still being recorded there.

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How crazy can one get and still be taken serious? “She was named New South Wales ‘Woman of the Year’ for 2021..”

NSW Health Official Tells Australians To Refrain From Talking To People (RT)

With Sydney still in lockdown amid a handful of new Covid-19 cases, the top health official for New South Wales has called for a new level of social-distancing inhumanity: not having conversations with other people. After reporting a whopping 78 new Covid-19 cases and one death in the state, Chief Health Officer Dr. Kerry Chant told reporters on Tuesday that Australians shouldn’t engage in conversations, even if both parties were wearing masks, and regardless of vaccination status. “Whilst it’s human nature to engage in conversation with others, to be friendly, unfortunately, this is not the time to do that,” Chant said. So, even if you run into your next-door neighbor in the shopping center … don’t start up a conversation. Now is the time for minimizing your interactions with others.

Masks don’t afford “total protection,” Chant added, so residents must avoid talking to each other and “be absolutely sure that, as we go about our daily lives, we do not come into contact with anyone else that would pose a risk.” Since the pandemic began, Australia has repeatedly staved off the spread of Covid-19 with some of the world’s most draconian lockdown measures, in pursuit of driving new cases down to zero even at the expense of civil liberties. Lockdowns have been reimposed recently, as infections flared up again. In Melbourne, for instance, just about everything other than grocery stores and hospitals was shuttered for nearly four months, and the city entered its fifth lockdown last week. Alice Springs ordered a new lockdown in June after just one new infection was reported.

Much like the White House’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, in the US, Chant has been championed by mainstream media outlets as a pandemic-fighting hero. The Guardian referred to the doctor as “unflappable” and a “secret weapon.” She was named New South Wales ‘Woman of the Year’ for 2021. Social media critics weren’t charmed by her advice against having conversations, however. “Unbelievable,” TV presenter and author Tonia Buxton said. “Don’t behave like a human, forget humanity, just do as you are told.”

DON’T ACT LIKE A HUMAN. DON’T TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS

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Start reading, hoping to find what this misinformation is. Nothing until the last paragraph -apparently you’re supposed to know(?!) but I don’t, where someone says “I truly believe that they are out to kill people with this shot..” Now I still don’t know what misinformation they talk about. Pretty sure that’s on purpose.

More Than 200 Facebook Groups Actively Circulating Vaccine Misinformation (F.)

After President Biden came down hard on Facebook last week over coronavirus vaccine misinformation, the company responded with almost equal force, insisting in no uncertain terms that it wasn’t responsible for how that type of content has spread on the web. But new research released Tuesday suggests Facebook does indeed remain a place where such misinformation is circulating: Media Matters for America, a liberal tech watchdog organization, says it has found 284 active private and public Facebook Groups currently distributing vaccine misinformation, more than double the amount the researchers found in April. Over a half million users belong to these groups. Media Matters identified six groups with more than 15,000 members, and most of those half-dozen groups are private, underscoring an on-going problem for the social network.

These groups are invite only, making them harder to track and a more fertile ground for misinformation to spread than public ones, which invite more immediate scrutiny. The discussion around Facebook’s role in handling vaccine misinformation was heightened on Friday when President Biden made stark comments about his views on the company’s culpability. “They’re killing people,” he said. The White House has since tried to soften its stance on the matter, and Facebook raced to point to efforts to combat vaccine misinformation. In a blog post released a day after President Biden’s comments, Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of intregrity, said the platform had removed more than 18 million pieces of Covid-19 information since the pandemic started and limited the spread of 167 million pieces its fact checkers judged as inaccurate.

More broadly, Facebook has introduced new tools for users who control Groups, though those features are only as effective as those group leaders want them to be. Groups represent an enormous avenue of growth for Facebook—and an unending source of problems for it. Over the last few years, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has clearly emphasized Groups’ place within the app, and the company launched a redesign in 2019 to encourage their use. Even public Groups tend to encourage more intimate and more engaged conversations than on Facebook’s core Newsfeed, exactly what the company has sought to foster. But Groups have proven to be problematic hotbeds, used to do things such as spread Qanon content and white supremacy posts.

The largest group identified by Media Matters is one called “Canadian Deaths and Adverse Reaction,” which numbers almost 95,000 users. The researchers unearthed a number of posts containing conspiracy theories, including one falsely stating that the vaccines are part of a secret ongoing experimental trial. One user in another large group, Covid19 Vaccine Victims & Families, which has 46,4000 members, wrote this: “I truly believe that they are out to kill people with this shot…I think it causes people who have health issues to have [sic] make it worse and those with no health issues I think this jab is also giving people illnesses they never had. People need to wake up and say no to the jab.”

Tucker VAERS

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He won’t be alone.

World Champion Boxer To Retire Due To Introduction Of Covid Passports (Mir.)

World champion boxer Sunny Edwards has vowed to retire if Covid-19 vaccine passports are introduced in September. Boris Johnson announced yesterday that Covid-19 passports will be required for nightclubs and venues with large crowds, which could signal a passport being required at sporting events such as boxing later on in the year. And newly crowned British world champion Edwards has claimed he could hang up his gloves in protest. “Looks like I’m retiring from the game in September.” Edwards posted on Twitter in response to the announcement. The announcement could signal an increase in the uptake of vaccinations across the UK, in particular amongst sports stars who could be required to take the vaccine in order to compete in the future unless they are given immunity from the policy that will be introduced.

Several boxing stars have been caught up with vaccine debates during the pandemic, including undisputed super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor who recently defeated Jose Ramirez in Las Vegas to claim the belts and remain undefeated. He has also posted on Twitter against the idea of vaccine passports, slamming the rules as a ‘dictatorship’ which could signal his stance to any future rules that are introduced into boxing. “Do as [sic] your told or be excluded from society! #Dictatorship ” Taylor posted on his Twitter page today after the announcement. He also responded to a fan who questioned his stance on the passport and whether his choice to do so was an example of freedom.

“The fact you’re being told to take something in order to live life, simply isn’t freedom! It’s oppression.” Taylor said. The pandemic has had a damaging effect on boxing in recent weeks with Tyson Fury’s outbreak in camp causing the third face-off in the ring against Deontay Wilder to be rescheduled for October 9. Despite reports of the ‘Gypsy King’ testing positive himself for the virus, he was pictured greeting fans in Las Vegas amid rumours that he may soon be returning to the UK after the trilogy fight broke down. The lineal heavyweight champion also refused his second vaccine ahead of the fight, after he relayed fears to his team of suffering with ill-effects ahead of his attempt to defeat Wilder for the second time in two years.

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Interesting, but statins?

Statins for Cancer and COVID; Beyond Ivermectin

When my friend contracted Glioblastoma, I reacted by researching what else could be done for him – scientifically. I went through PubMed, and I read the latest studies. I read accounts of medical professionals who survived their terminal cancers. And I found patterns. One concept that arose was the use of repurposed drugs IN ADDITION to the standard of care. Another was that Cancer Stem Cells, CSCs, were very real and could reseed cancer. These roots of cancer were stimulated to spread and regrow with cutting into the tumor [Surgery], poisoning it [Chemotherapy], and radiating it [Radiation Therapy]. I realized, to my horror, our own best treatment was making cancers resistant and causing them to return, often fatally. So why was this information hidden? Everyone should know this.

When I found that Dr. Ben Williams, a Harvard-educated professor, had cured his Glioblastoma using a cocktail of repurposed drugs, I knew my friend had a chance to do the same. And it was up to me to get him this information. I found that a combination of four common drugs, Atorvastatin, Mebendazole, Metformin, and Doxycycline, could almost double the expected GBM survival time when added to the standard of care based upon a study by Dr. Agrawal published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. In addition, these four drugs had been used safely, for decades, to treat other diseases. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6610246/ As I dug deeper, I realized that instead of using this cocktail as a last-ditch effort to save a person from cancer after it has already developed, WHAT IF ONE USED IT TO PREVENT CANCER from ever developing?

I searched Amazon. I found no physicians had written about this to the general public except for Dr. Raymond Chang in 2014. He wrote a book, “Beyond the Magic Bullet.” Dr. Ben Williams, a PhD, had written about his personal experience in beating his GBM with repurposed drugs in “Surviving Terminal Cancer.” These books, unfortunately, had very thin readerships. Finally, a magnificent documentary was made that interviews both of these men, “Surviving Terminal Cancer.” However, very few people have watched this. Most who do, have Glioblastoma, a disease which afflicts about 10,000 Americans each year – people like Beau Biden, people like John McCain, and now my friend Evan.

Only 25 % survive longer than one year. Less than 5% make it past five years. And Ben Williams has now survived 26 years. His friend Professor Richard Gerber has now survived 13 years and uses repurposed drugs. Richard followed Ben Williams’ strategy.

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“And therein lies the real crime: Paul Hodgkins, a working-class American who took a bus on the 900-mile journey to the nation’s capital to support his president and protest a clearly rigged election, defiled the ruling class’ palace with a Trump flag.”

Biden Regime Jails a ‘Domestic Terrorist’ (Julie Kelly)

“Paul Hodgkins is not my enemy.” Fighting back tears, Patrick Leduc, an attorney representing a man charged in connection with the January 6 protest at the Capitol, made that statement in a dramatic court hearing Monday morning. Leduc, by the way, is no snowflake. On Tuesday, the 33-year-old U.S. Army reservist will be deployed to the Middle East for his third tour. Leduc cited his military oath—to protect the country from “against all enemies, foreign and domestic”—to refute the government’s accusation that Paul Hodgkins, 38, is a domestic terrorist. “Words have meaning,” Leduc told U.S. District Court Judge Randoph Moss. “I have been shot at by real terrorists. If we’re going to label this as domestic terrorism, where do we draw that line?”

Sadly, after listening to Monday’s proceedings, I must conclude there is no line. Americans on the political Right are considered an enemy no less lethal than al-Qaeda and minus the civil libertarians to defend them. It’s clear the Biden regime, in cooperation with federal judges, will stop at nothing to destroy the lives of people who protested the 2020 presidential election. This includes people like Paul Hodgkins, who was sentenced to eight months in prison for denouncing what his government was about to do on January 6—certify a rigged, corrupt presidential election—and for supporting Donald Trump. Hodgkins, who lives in a working-class neighborhood in Tampa, took a bus alone from his home in central Florida to Washington, D.C. to attend Donald Trump’s January 6 speech.

After the speech, he walked to Capitol Hill. He later said he had no intention of going inside the building but got caught up in the moment. Like many pro-Trump protesters, Hodgkins did not bring a weapon. He did not assault a police officer or damage any property. He was inside the building for roughly 22 minutes, entered the Senate chamber, hoisted a “Trump 2020” flag, took some selfies, and left. Nonetheless, law enforcement arrested Hodgkins in Tampa on February 16 and charged him with four misdemeanors and one felony count of obstruction of an official proceeding. Joe Biden’s Justice Department has added the obstruction charge to roughly 200 misdemeanor cases so federal prosecutors can get jail time for Capitol defendants.

[..] Paul Hodgkins, who had nothing much to start with, will now lose everything. He will live the rest of his life as a convicted felon. A broken man railroaded by a broken country. But it was clear on social media that the bloodlust of the Left still is unsatiated. Destroying him isn’t enough; they want heads to roll. “We are a country ruled by cancel culture now,” Leduc told me. “There is no compassion or grace.”

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You better look good than feel good.

The Most Splendid Housing Bubbles in Canada (WS)

At least the Bank of Canada is officially acknowledging the craziness of the Canadian housing market, which has been deemed to be the second biggest housing bubble in the world, behind New Zealand, whose central bank also officially acknowledged its housing bubble, and stopped QE cold turkey, unlike the Fed, which has refused to officially acknowledge anything. Starting last October, the Bank of Canada began the process of ending its asset purchases. Since then, it stopped buying mortgage-backed securities, unwound its holdings of repos and Treasury bills, and cut the amount of its weekly purchases of Government of Canada bonds for the third time, from C$5 billion per week last year to C$2 billion per week now. The assets on its balance sheet dropped from C$575 billion in March to C$487 billion as of last week. And in its pronouncements, the housing bubble looms large.

[..] The Teranet-National Bank House Price Index tracks prices of single-family houses through “sales pairs,” similar to the Case-Shiller Home Price Index in the US, comparing the price of a house that sold in the current month to the price of the same house when it sold previously. Since it tracks how many more Canadian dollars it takes to buy the same house over time, it is a measure of house price inflation. In the Greater Toronto Area, the house price spike “decelerated”: In June, the index jumped by 2.7% from May, but that crazy increase (annualized 32%!) was the slowest increase since March. Year-over-year, the index jumped by 15.9%. Note the decline in house prices in 2017, and the wavering that followed, until the BoC opened its vault:

All charts here are on the same scale as the chart for Vancouver, with more white space appearing at the top as we go down the list, indicating the slower price increases over the past 20 years, compared to Vancouver. In Hamilton, Ontario, house prices spiked by 3.8% in June from May, and by a mind-boggling 28.0% year-over-year, thank you Bank of Canada hallelujah. But now the BoC, with an eye on this exponential increase in house price inflation, is pulling back its radical monetary policies. Here too, the housing market had started to decline and waver in 2017, and it was the BoC’s pandemic policies that triggered this spike:

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1/3 for China, 1/3 for Bill Gates, 1/3 for Monsanto.

Lawmakers Sound Alarm Over China Purchases Of US Farmland (ZH)

A group of bipartisan lawmakers are sounding the alarm over foreign purchases of prime US agricultural real estate, in an effort to lessen China’s influence on the US economy. Recent legislation advanced by House lawmakers warns that China’s presence in the American food supply poses a national security risk, while key Senators have expressed interest in keeping American farms in American hands, according to Politico. The debate over farm ownership comes amid broader efforts by Congress and the Biden administration to curb the nation’s economic reliance on China, especially in key industries like food, semiconductors and minerals deemed crucial to the supply chain. The call for tighter limits on who owns America’s farms has come from a wide range of political leaders, from former Vice President Mike Pence to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), after gaining momentum seeded in farm states.

“America cannot allow China to control our food supply,” said Pence during a Wednesday speech at the Heritage Foundation in which he urged President Biden and Congress to “end all farm subsidies for land owned by foreign nationals.” By the beginning of 2020, Chinese owners controlled approximately 192,000 agricultural acres in the US, worth around $1.9 billion – including land used for farming, ranching and forestry, according to the Department of Agriculture. It’s a small but growing percentage of the nearly 900 million acres of total US farmland – with the USDA reporting in 2018 that China’s agricultural investments have grown more than tenfold since 2009.

“The Communist Party has actively supported investments in foreign agriculture as part of its “One Belt One Road” economic development plans, aiming to control a greater piece of China’s food supply chain. “The current trend in the U.S. is leading us toward the creation of a Chinese-owned agricultural land monopoly,” Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) warned during a recent House Appropriations hearing.= The committee unexpectedly adopted Newhouse’s amendment to the Agriculture-FDA spending bill (H.R. 4356 (117)) that would block any new agricultural purchases by companies that are wholly or partly controlled by the Chinese government and bar Chinese-owned farms from tapping federal support programs. -Politico

Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) warned that the new law would “perpetuate already rising anti-Asian hate,” however she and committee leaders have indicated a willingness to find a solution as the legislation works its way through Congress, according to the report. It’s expected to reach the House floor before the end of this month as part of a broader appropriations package, however the Senate has yet to draft their own version of the spending bill.

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Nobody cares who shot JFK anymore. We now have the Insurrection. Much bigger threat.

Oliver Stone’s New JFK Assassination Doc Is Being Ignored By The MSM (RT)

When ‘JFK: Revisited’ premiered on Monday, July 12, the mainstream media didn’t praise it or pan it. They pretended it didn’t exist. The New York Times’ vast coverage of Cannes consisted of 11 articles, most focusing on the more salacious content, such as ‘Benedetta’, a steamy story about lesbian nuns, ‘Annette’, a musical where Adam Driver sings while performing oral sex on Marion Cotillard, and ‘Titane’, where a woman has sex with a car and lactates oil. But not once has ‘JFK Revisited’ been mentioned in the supposed ‘paper of record’. The same is true of the Washington Post, Boston Globe, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, the Atlantic, the New Yorker and every mainstream outlet I searched, as none of them acknowledge ‘JFK Revisited’exists at all.

The only media mentions I found were in trade papers likeVariety and the Hollywood Reporter, and in the British press, in the Times and Daily Telegraph. Their reaction to the film was split, with Variety and The Times giving negative reviews and THR and the Daily Telegraph praising it. Considering that Cuba, intelligence agency nefariousness, and conspiracy theories are making headlines, and that the small critical assessment of the documentary is split, it’s curious that the media is maintaining the status quo by endorsing sexual depravity at Cannes instead of pursuing truth by debating ‘JFK Revisited’. I’m kidding, of course. It’s no surprise that the American myth-making media who bequeath to us the official narrative from which ‘respectable’ people will never deviate, are tossing ‘JFK Revisited’ down the memory hole and lavishing praise on horny nuns and coital Cadillacs.

You see, the establishment loves to distract the masses and hate conspiracies – except for the ones they love. JFK assassination conspiracies are rejected outright as unserious, despite a plethora of damning evidence, because they indict the establishment itself. Half of the talking heads on cable news are former (wink-wink) intelligence community members, and the vast majority of journalists are lapdogs for the intel agencies, so they’re not going to bite the hand that feeds them in service to the truth about the JFK assassination. This same anti-conspiratorial press spent four years breathlessly belching up every half-assed Russia conspiracy story they could conjure – including Russiagate, claims of Russia using microwave weapons or hacking into power grids and voting machines – and shouted them from the rooftops 24/7 until they become presumed true despite a complete lack of evidence.

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    René Magritte Mysteries of the horizon (a.k.a. The Masterpiece) 1955   • Debate Erupts Between Trusted Medical Doctor And Dr. Fauci (Bbee) • Fauc
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 21 2021]

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    V. Arnold
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    Fah Talai Jone is a Thai herb that has had some success against the covid virus in terms of symptoms.
    It’s Latin name is andrographis paniculata, commonly known as creat or green chiretta
    It’s also called Thai echinacea…
    Anyhoo, it’s worth a look; we have some on standby in case my Ivermectin fails to make it here…

    We indeed have been had! Maybe the most ever…
    Surely we’ll pay a huge price for our lack of due diligence…
    The Galoots won this round…but, at this time it is not the last round…but not many rounds left…so…when do you wake up and fight…tooth and nail to the end…

    I wonder…is it worth a fight anymore?
    I honestly don’t know…………………….

    #80372
    V. Arnold
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    Oh, I forgot the Magritte: René Magritte Mysteries of the horizon (a.k.a. The Masterpiece) 1955
    It’s a wonderful piece…

    #80373
    Huskynut
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    @Ilargi Australia is done. Pull the plug and let it pour down the drain. The only things people there think are “wrong” in their isolation campaign are in not building quarantine accomodation, and in not ordering vaccines fast enough. Blind as bats.

    You nailed it. The batshit insane thing about Australia and NZ is that the media output is as decoupled from the rest of the world as our borders. The border isolation plus media echo-chamber in these parts means the fear has been stoked exponentially. Whereas in Europe and the US there are counterfactuals provided by bordering countries or states, down here it’s a mono-factual. The majority truly believe we’ve dodged a plague of biblical proportions due to the wisdom and efficacy of the politicians.
    It is the best example I’ve ever seen of why plurality of opinion is perhaps the most essential defence against tyranny.

    #80374
    Huskynut
    Participant

    PS: that said, a new group of GP’s has sprung up here to fill the gap of CovidPlanB who appear to have passed the cudgel on. They appear to have taken the gloves off very early and I’m enjoying their output: https://nzdsos.com/posts/

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    Huskynut
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    #80376
    oxymoron
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    Looking at the funding money for the cray-cray research – it comes from NIH (faucci) Gates, Wellcome Trust, the US Military.
    No wonder we are in the position we are in right now.
    Liars.

    #80377
    oxymoron
    Participant

    England says Delta is 65% more transmissible – CDC says 225% China say you get 1000 times more Delta than Wuhan.
    It’s Wednesday and the facts are flying in. So good to be kept in the loop.
    Yep back to Zero trust

    #80378
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Interview with Dr David Martin

    Patented Genocide

    He really strips the bark off the Plandemic and ultimately lays the case at the feet of the utterly corrupt ‘justice system’, having given copies of his research and presentation to every one of the 94 US attorney in the country plus relevant members of the DOJ. Nothing but crickets so far.

    Even the judges, who do have the ability to at least suggest to the DOJ avenues of inquiry are silent and gutless cowards. they all have a wide fat yellow streak sewn into the back of their black robes.

    https://odysee.com/@Jadu200:7/Stew-Peters—Dr.-David-Martin:5

    #80379
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Dr Martin in the interview particularly takes Rand Paul to task as a faux crusader. He says Dr Paul is merely showboating and knows damn well that he knows the whole story and had the ability to nail Fauci to the wall during his false testimony to Congress with an actual PERJURY charge, but didn’t.

    Facist Fauci could actually be charged for lying to Congress, Rand Paul is using his ‘performance piece’ to raise money for his re-election campaign. What a shock.

    ..

    https://i0.wp.com/aim4truth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/coronavirus-stock.jpg?resize=776%2C626&ssl=1

    #80380
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The double image posts is the result of WordPress’s amazing crappy unreliable code

    #80381
    Oroboros
    Participant
    #80382
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    The emergency use authorization vaccines that are currently on the market, however, are strikingly effective against the Delta variant. [..] At this point, experts say the picture looks fairly rosy.

    Wow, that particular bull must have dysentery.

    #80383
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    De Volkskrant:

    Research: Janssen protects less against delta variant, extra jab may still be necessary

    The blood of people who have been vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine can cope a lot worse with the delta variant of the coronavirus than with other variants. This could mean that the 750 thousand Dutch people who have been vaccinated with Janssen’s ‘one-shot vaccine’ will need an extra shot.

    https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/onderzoek-janssen-beschermt-slechter-tegen-deltavariant-extra-prik-mogelijk-toch-nodig~b540f5a5/

    Note: J&J is called Janssen in Holland.

    #80384
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Let’s see if WordPress can actually post an image correctly

    Venn diagram

    This is what the competing relationships and narratives around the Plandemic look like, if WordPress actually works.

    Unlike a standard simple Venn diagram

    Simple Venn diagram

    #80385
    Oroboros
    Participant
    #80386
    Oroboros
    Participant

    ,

    #80387
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Finally.

    This Venn Diagram above is closer to the reality of the Covid story and to most issues in Life

    #80388
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Using a Venn Diagram to find your purpose in life.

    #80389

    Let’s see if WordPress can actually post an image correctly

    No use blaming WordPress for your own screw-ups, Oroboros. If you put a YouTube video in a image link, that’s your fault.

    #80390
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    Yesterday, president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen posted this:

    It made me feel sick to my stomach. We didn’t even vote for her, let alone for an associate of Jeffrey Epstein who’s into depopulation and eugenics and certainly isn’t a European.

    #80391
    a kullervo
    Participant

    NSW Health Official Tells Australians To Refrain From Talking To People (RT)

    Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant: the portrait of someone who has not experienced a single happy day in her entire life (up until now). Now, she is in a position where she can infect large swaths of her compatriots with her special brand of misery – who’s laughing now?

    Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
    Matthew 10:34-39 [English Standard Version]

    The “Jab” = The Second Coming?

    #80392
    those darned kids
    Participant

    czech

    #80393
    those darned kids
    Participant

    to polder dweller:

    imagine bill gates (more) in charge of this fair orb:

    WINDOWS 13 FOR PLANETS

    An error has occurred. To continue:
    Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your planet. If you do this, you will lose all of God’s creation in any open applications.
    ERROR: CV : 019 : VXPZ1NJCT
    Press any key to continue __

    #80394
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Magritte is benighted.

    China’s in trouble, 3 dams breaking, troubles elsewhere. As they are the pride of the nation and the sole purview of government, for which they destroyed whole townships and erased the farmland. Now not only did they kill that, but everyone downstream. Why, I don’t know, but like Chernobyl, it discredits, undermines the government, where the people will stop looking to them and go around.

    I mean, here too, but our system looks to independence and localization as a goal, whereas China takes regionalization as weakness of the master over you to be exploited.

    “Most people do not know, but the Speaker of the House is just another political job that is subject to the vote of the members of Congress. A Democrat has introduced a bill to limit that position to just members of Congress. Why? For months, there has been talking behind the curtain that Trump might run for Speaker against Pelosi. CNN would be ecstatic. Their ratings might rise again, for now, they keep just beating Trump because they have nobody else, and they have become such an anti-American news organization that is really just propaganda.

    The Democrats seem to be so intent upon imposing a dictatorial economic view and are by no means ruling from the middle. Their extreme move to the left has only inspired the extreme right in the Republicans. (where?) As this food fight continues, the nation is being hurled toward 2032, where our computer models forecast the end of representative government as we have known it. The closer we get, the easier it is to see that the computer will be correct once again.” –Armstrong https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/anyone-can-run-for-speaker-of-the-house-in-congress/

    We have seen the Speaker hinted before, with Pelosi, she hinted about others (DNC) already. Universities have posted the left-right charts where GOP moved a little (actually to the Left) while the Left moved over the event horizon. Problem being: normal Democrats are now closer to the remaining RIGHT than their own party, which has gone to Democratic Socialist Transgender Authoritarianism. I don’t know how or why we got here, (uh, billionaire social engineering?) but it’s a problem to win elections, or even keep any modicum of popular support. What was it Bill Maher said? “Boy they sure got that transgender prison vote covered.” C’mon, who are you representing anymore? Not the working man. Jeff Bezos and NAMBLA?

    The point above though is that “End of Representational Government” IS coming. …In a way. By screwing with elections, pulling RussiaRussiaRussia – even now! — then especially refusing open audits, they’ve undercut all faith in election PROCESS, Left AND Right. But who cares? Since the Federal level is about to go bankrupt and default, lose their money, power, and influence this year anyway. States are already totally, completely broke, AND as morally bankrupt as everyone else. Boom, boom, down two levels: back to the Town Board and School District where you can keep an eye on them (who are STILL stealing, dealing, and embezzling constantly. Even when you’re looking RIGHT AT THEM).

    But unlike China, THAT’S OUR SYSTEM. State and Federal governments are not SUPPOSED to be doing anything, paying anybody. They exist solely to defend the coastlines and to prosecute murderers, keep track of land deeds. There’s nothing IN controlling the economy, medicine, education, communication, research, entertainment, sports… And at the Federal Level is SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED (10A). Like I said: they do everything they’re NOT supposed (allowed) to do, like economy, medicine, and Assange, and don’t do anything they ARE supposed to do, like investigate 30 years of child rape and Jeffry’s sudden death.

    So we can tolerate such a drop, although quite bad. It’s healthy as losing weight that’s got us 40 stone and bedridden. I think Orlov “Closing the Collapse Gap with the Soviet Union” will be surprised and annoyed. End of Representational government? Think “We ain’t giving tax dollars out of our sight. If you want it, we need 20 layers of accounting, and will probably do the job on the local.” …Just as it should be, and just how we got into this mess. Texas is already seemlessly replaced INS and is finishing the wall with men from other states. …At a fraction of the price.

    Downside: Charity and community care is now YOU, bucko. You can’t pay off your responsibilities, let 60% (eg Welfare) be wasted by fake contracts and palatial Federal Pay, and pretend you care, oh so much. If you care, now there’s only YOU, and your checkbook, in the dark. Nobody will make you, nobody will know. Do you really care or not? No more of this “Fantasy Football” caring, “I paid my taxes” (for killing 1M Iraqi children using my Citibank card) caring. If you care, show up with a dustpan.

    ““You take an animal virus and you increase its transmissibility to humans, you’re saying that’s not gain-of-function?” Paul asked. “That is correct..”

    Fauci has now had to fall back fully on appeal-to-authority. Luckily that works 100% of the time, and not the death of 6M brown people, 50,000 soldiers, nor $7 Trillion in lost funds can cure it.

    Yup the NIAID funding number that paid for coronavirus to be made deadly is NOT Fauci and the CDC funding research for viruses to be made deadly. Then it getting out at the most convenient time ever where Armstrong’s insider billionaires were forewarned and traded on the release. Why? Don’t you see his coat? It’s very white. Paul also owns a coat, but his doesn’t count. Some animals are more equal than others.

    And why not? Since “Appeal to Authority” is nearly the first logical fallacy, everything piled on afterwards is moot. Make it as illogical as possible. “[Paul] earned an M.D. degree in 1988 and completed his residency in 1993” –Wikipedia.

    There is one difference though: Paul was RIGHT about everything so far and DIDN’T fund open bioweapons research on behalf of the Communist Party, while Fauci and Daszak were totally, completely WRONG about everything so far, and did.

    Guess who we’ll listen to?

    “Sen. @RandPaul: “I will be sending a letter to the Department of Justice asking for a criminal referral” into Dr. Fauci”

    Hahahahahahaahahahahaha! The DoJ? Why not to the PowerPuff Girls? The DoJ won’t look into LITERAL MURDERS. Literal sale of Uranium to Russia. Literal open-servers to China. Literal handover of entire LABS like Sandida to China. Too busy looking at garage-pull ropes and snorting meth in their Connecticut forensics lab.

    NOW do you see why the Federal and State levels have to C O L L A P S E ? Cease to be? Become no more? Bereft of life? Rest in peace? We can’t have a REAL Justice Department until the fake one is wiped from the face of time-space reality and, as Kennedy said, “Is strewn to the winds,” for which he and Eisenhower agreed. Let’s see: young, old. Heartland, coastal. Rich, poor. Democrat, Republican. General, civilian. NOPE! We’ll still trust all the secret service state experts from the CIA and FBI hired by their corporate-state merger with CNN. Clearly 5-stars and connected insider families are both cray-cray. Trust us! …And they do.

    Over Half Of Australia’s Population Now Under Stay-at-Home Orders (RT)”

    Speaking of trust, there are what? 20 cases on the whole continent? Right then, suppose it all works: what’s your plan for opening up and re-joining the planet after?

    “NSW Health Official Tells Australians to Refrain from Talking to People (RT)”

    Is this more, or less, crazy than demanding 1-year-olds wear masks without the slightest evidence? A: It’s Crazies all the way down!

    “More Than 200 Facebook Groups Actively Circulating Vaccine Misinformation (F.)”

    That is, anybody we don’t like, who didn’t vote for Joe, not just with their hands, but deep, deep in their HEARTS. You not only need to OBEY great leader, you need to LOVE him. Willingly. Mindlessly. Lavishly. NEXIVM-ly.

    Anyway, wasn’t this group the one that got American Conservative de-platformed last year for nothing? And aren’t they funded completely by dark (China/CIA Drug) money? Nice that they get to decide. Also don’t forget the cross-platform. Psaki says it’s not fair that if you get banned on Ravelry for posting fake, misinformation knitting patterns, you’re not banned from Facebook, YouTube, Google, eBay, and Twitter too. …You naughty knitter. Yup! And remember: your bank is now merged too with PayPal, Facebook pay. Better see if that dumpster has any food for the kiddies tonight!

    So…these are all the same guys who got the Iraq War right, yes? Who didn’t say there were WMDs that were never found, they would greet us with flowers, it would pay for itself, and we’d win in F-stan and be out in a jiffy? I mean, seems like all of us who got all of that completely, totally, dead right, and did NOT commit 20 years of universal war crimes and mass murder would be the ones “misinforming” people back then. Like the Dixie Chicks. Deplatformed and destroyed. With open Glee.

    Oh and Science of course works when no one can speak and there are no debates or theories. That’s just common sense.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysenkoism “More than 3,000 mainstream biologists were dismissed or imprisoned, and numerous scientists were executed in the campaign to suppress scientific opponents. The president of the Agriculture Academy, Nikolai Vavilov, who had encouraged Lysenko, was sent to prison and died there, while Soviet genetics research was effectively destroyed. Research and teaching in the fields of neurophysiology, cell biology, and many other biological disciplines were harmed or banned.”

    Pikers! We’re Waaaaaaaaay beyond Uncle Joe’s level. Say hello the new Joe same as the old Joe.

    Like so: “Biden Regime Jails a ‘Domestic Terrorist’ (Julie Kelly)”

    Guess he should have voted Biden. But maybe he did! (who would know?) His crime was not LOVING and obeying Great Leader lavishly enough. He had a flag! Did you see his flag? I have a flag! (Eddie Izzard)

    “Lawmakers Sound Alarm over China Purchases of US Farmland (ZH)”

    Yeah, we’re gonna steal it back from them and make up some s—t about it. $15T reparations? Or is that “we’re defaulting on the exact amount of U.S. Treasuries we owe”? Duh. They’re governments. They can’t be trusted. They steal everything they’re able. …Says Adam Smith in 1775. Slow learners.

    “Oliver Stone’s New JFK Assassination Doc Is Being Ignored by the MSM (RT)”

    ‘Cause of the above. JFK was the enemy of the people presently in power. They don’t want their crimes uncovered.

    I think the Passport is a fake. The Pharaoh would never fly to a nation as backward as Britain.

    “Faucist Fauci could actually be charged for lying to Congress,”

    Hahahahahahahaaha! Like James Clapper was? Shirley, you jest. In #OppositeLand, the only way to get arrested is to NOT commit a crime. Like a bunch indicted recently, so criminal the IRS themselves didn’t see any wrongdoing. While admitting you’re openly doing federal drugs, then lying about it to get illegal guns…plus a billion dollars, even from Moscow, de nada.

    #80395
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I can’t link the article because it’s “subscribers only”, but the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel (pretty much a subsidiary publication of USA Today, like many local Wisconsin newspapers now) is hyping a “times three” rise in new Covid cases in the state. As is the case in many states, this is from a very low baseline, and there has been no appreciable rise in deaths to accompany it. I’m guessing that the article I can’t read doesn’t mention this at all.

    #80396
    those darned kids
    Participant

    to dr. d:

    Right then, suppose it all works: what’s your plan for opening up and re-joining the planet after?

    i think the plan is for the rest to join them.

    lockdown down under,
    lockdown up above,
    lockdown all the prisoners,
    lockdown all you love.

    lockdown sheeps’n’cattle,
    lockdown those who speak,
    lockdown those who tattle,
    lockdown till they’re weak.

    lockdown all the stupid proles,
    lockdown bars, cars, kids and mars,
    lockdown all the free, kind souls,
    lockdown to leave so many scars.

    lockdown ’cause it’s good for you,
    lockdown ’cause it’s great profits, too,
    lockdown ’cause it’s just step two,
    lockdown, lockdown till we’re through*.

    *with you.

    #80397
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Sorry I pasted the wrong link into the wrong tag, still, the interface can be squirrely sometimes :>(

    #80398
    Oroboros
    Participant

    I was thinking the other day of the long gone sad tragic figure of Richard Brautigan and his poem All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace and meditating on how it has stood the test of time vs H G Wells’ vision in The Time Machine, you know, with the Morlocks and Eloi.

    Wells 1895 tale vs Brautigan’s 1967 poem of the Future.

    Trans-sub Humanism vs Rainbows & Unicorns.

    We really didn’t appreciate the Beast we were nourishing in computers in 1967. I remember it took 250+ IBM punch cards to instruct a main frame to draw a simple cube in 3-D.

    Today’s smart phones could have run rings around that same main frame, ‘Big Iron’ as it was nicknamed at the time.

    As a school kid, I thought Huxley and Orwell were warning humanity of future dystopias. I was wrong, their stories were detailed Blueprints for the Techno-narcissus Psychopathic Overlords to enslave societies.

    Roll it out now boys, watch yer heads!

    Brautigan just smoked too much dope.

    All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

    I like to think (and
    the sooner the better!)
    of a cybernetic meadow
    where mammals and computers
    live together in mutually
    programming harmony
    like pure water
    touching clear sky.

    I like to think
    (right now please!)
    of a cybernetic forest
    filled with pines and electronics
    where deer stroll peacefully
    past computers
    as if they were flowers
    with spinning blossoms.

    I like to think
    (it has to be!)
    of a cybernetic ecology
    where we are free of our labors
    and joined back to nature,
    returned to our mammal
    brothers and sisters,
    and all watched over
    by machines of loving grace.

    #80399
    lloyde
    Participant

    It’s funny how it feels as you dismiss Oz to be flushed. I sit comfortably down here in Strahan, working as I please, going to the pub or restaurants freely, travelling around the state without hindrance, talking to whomever I please. In the past month I have been to an AFL footy game, an huge (for Tassie) concert, and still have never, outside of work (grinding, galv welding etc.) had to wear a mask. I listen to (read) you guys so I am not frightened of COVID as others are, and I take the “John Day” precautions, as I understand that it will get here again, but still in some parts of this country our life is really very normal.

    #80401
    zerosum
    Participant

    Cat fight
    Get out of the way

    Rand Paul Asks DoJ To Investigate Fauci For Lying To Congress – outsourced to China – word definition

    Disasters – City floating, forest burning, crops and livestock dying

    Delta variant – Unwaxxed – show hairy legs of >30 year olds

    experimental trial – conspiracy theories, – old, sick people are dying

    The Biden regime – opposition equals domestic terrorist

    #80403
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    A friend of mine who is a pastor shared this NT verse with me in reference to the current wokester/vegan fad/fetish:

    “1Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.” 1 Timothy 4:1-3

    Just an interesting correlation. I read the Bible with as many grains of salt as I read anything.

    #80404
    zerosum
    Participant

    Within firing range.
    Whos firing range? China? UK?
    Thanks

    UK To Permanently Deploy 2 Warships To Asian Waters In Counter-China Mission

    #80405
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    “It’s funny how it feels as you dismiss Oz to be flushed. I sit comfortably down here in Strahan, working as I please, going to the pub or restaurants freely, travelling around the state without hindrance, talking to whomever I please. In the past month I have been to an AFL footy game, an huge (for Tassie) concert, and still have never, outside of work (grinding, galv welding etc.) had to wear a mask. I listen to (read) you guys so I am not frightened of COVID as others are, and I take the “John Day” precautions, as I understand that it will get here again, but still in some parts of this country our life is really very normal.”

    Here we are reminded that the media that lies to us lies to us. Reality on the ground is rarely in fidelity with its media reportage. All too often, we are jumping at shadows.

    #80406
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    It’s the little things that hammer economies. Lots and lots and lots of little things:

    Taco Bell is facing a food shortage

    #80407
    HerrWerner
    Participant

    Something I’m up to – off-topic but germane to what Raúl covers in TAE – I thought the TAE audience might find my dabbles with “solar power” interesting. Last year when the Mostly Peaceful Protests™ were raging in the US, the Ms. FrauWerner and I took our prepper planning into high gear. Among preps like the garden and pantry, I invested in some solar panels and related kit. It’s been highly educational for me, doing this hands-on and not paying somebody to build it. It’s also been instructive of shifts in the greater economy – the US losing its manufacturing base and being dependent on 8,000 mile supply chains – that modern commerce which to my newly-opened eyes seem operated for the benefit of swindler-billionaires.

    The solar panels are a fun thing to tinker with, but also part of my SHTF plan. It is a modest system; enough to provide some lights and pump water and keep devices charged. Refrigeration would be limited to a few days w/o sun (haven’t tried that yet). It is just enough to run some modern conveniences, so we can lose our sanity with a glass of wine and the lights on, like civilized ppl. Heat or A/C is out of the question (but that is true even of most rooftop systems.) The woodpile and other preps are there to address that. My goal is to spread risk and have several paths that can be called up as things fail. Resilience, rather than clinging to 1st world levels of power.

    I am at once in awe of solar panels – and in awe of their limits, and fragility of the system. The panels are a wonder of technology and industry – a hundred times better than the ones my dad and I dabbled with decades ago, and a fraction of the cost. At the same time I have a clunky lead-acid battery, a tech barely changed for 100 years, yet still competitive with state-of-the-art LiPO batteries. The environmental impact of both is quite bad; I have no illusions about green-spraypaint Saving the Planet™ with my efforts. Scale my tiny system up a million times and you have the same problems a millionfold. It’s great when the sun shines, and everything is new and the subsidy checks don’t bounce. Add 10 years of weather, lightning strikes, hail, MTBF, stork poop, not so much.

    Sourcing the components has been instructive. There are a number of components: panels, a charge controller, a battery, and an inverter to convert to useful AC power. All of this stuff – even the wires and connectors and baubles and bits – comes from far-eastern factories, mostly China. Quality is all over the map.

    I bought the panels through Amazon. It took ordering 10 panels in order to get six good ones. One arrived damaged but still usable, I tried to finagle a discount or freebie, but they wanted it back to credit my acct (I’m sure it’s in a landfill now, though still usable, too complex to repair. but WOOHOO free returns!) Three others had crappy performance that didn’t meet their published specs and were returned. “Free” shipping both ways. 80 pounds of bulky, fragile gear that someone has to wrangle back to the warehouse. The guy at the UPS store seemed kind of pissed when I dropped them off. I’m sure UPSFEDEX loses money both ways. Amazon is so big it can screw over even a company as large as UPS. But, we’ll make it up in volume.

    The charge controller is a specialty item. There are companies that know what they are doing and many that just sell crap. I paid premium for a good one – designed in Europe by a company that’s been in the biz for decades. I bought it through a small alt-energy dealer and paid a bit extra (Amazon woulda saved a few bucks) to keep them in business, and maybe benefit from their customer service.

    After research, I bought the inverter through Amazon. The inverter is a consumer-grade item, a hundred companies you never heard of make them. I wanted to buy a good one from a reputable outlet like the place I bought the controller. But they are selling the same cheap crap as Amazon and Ebay. Look at the reviews for a good-ish one on Amazon and they are bimodal – lots of 4-5 star reviews, lots of 1-stars. The 1-stars are for ones that arrive DOA, or die early in the bathtub curve. The 1-star reviews usually gripe about contacting customer service (ha! far east, got their money.) QC is expensive and simply not done. Repairs are not cost-effective over 8,000 miles. The brand name will be something else in 5 yrs, so no skin in the game. They’ve never set up service centers, there are no repairmen, there are no service manuals to work from. And there never will be.

    So it’s running, converting sunshine and storing electrons for us. An engineering marvel. Dunno if this stuff will work out. Like any preps, it’s a roll of the dice. The high-technology stuff is the highest-performing, and also the most delicate. My fancy-shmancy charge controller might be running 30 years from now. It could also get zapped by a lightning surge next week. If it dies, especially 5-10 years from now, I don’t know if I will have the money to replace it, if a replacement can even be had. But I can cobble things together, farm-engineer style. I can still run lights with an old car battery. I can build a rudimentary charge-controller from junkyard parts if I have to. Time will tell! 🙂

    #80408
    Mr. House
    Participant

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/20/institutions-that-can-defend-us-trumpism/

    He gets one thing right, we’re currently in a non violent civil war. That is about the only thing he got right.

    #80409
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Ha he also cites one of his own articles.

    In America’s ‘Uncivil War,’ Republicans Are The Aggressors

    #80410
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Seems more to me those articles are just the “left” projecting what it is doing on its opponents again.

    #80411
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    For solar power, I like using it stored in tree wood and plant/animal food. solar powert stored in fossil fuels was exhilirating but the withdrawal jones are wicked.

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