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CDC Warns Covid-19 May Be A Few Mutations Away From Evading Vaccines (NYP)
Higher COVID Rate Found In Some Counties With Higher Vaccination Rate (CBS)
Booster Vaccines Could Be Offered As Soon As September (NT)
“Zero COVID” Experts Put Grandkids At Risk (ZH)
Unvaccinated Diners Only: California Restaurant (RT)
America, A Nation Which Once Championed Free Speech (Sinclair)
The Price of Conscience – Daniel Hale Sentenced to 45 Months (Chris Hedges)
Biden DOJ Wants Identity Of NoVA Woman’s Employer Kept Secret (Patch)
The Insecurity Industry (Snowden)
Julian Assange Stripped Of Citizenship By Ecuador (G.)



Does this say that even if a drug will be found to treat COVID19 the contract cannot be voided?!





So why would anyone want to get vaccinated now? Why not wait? “You’ll make it worse!” Me? On my own?

CDC Warns Covid-19 May Be A Few Mutations Away From Evading Vaccines (NYP)

COVID-19 may be “just a few mutations” away from being able to evade vaccines, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky warned Tuesday. Walensky said the current vaccines are effective against severe cases of the coronavirus, including those caused by its known variants, but its continuing spread could allow the disease to mutate beyond the immunizations’ protection. “The largest concern that I think we in public health and sciences are worried about is that virus and potential mutations … [have] the potential to evade our vaccine in terms of how it protects us from severe disease and death,” Walensky said at a press briefing.

“Right now, fortunately, we are not there. These vaccines operate really well in protecting us from severe disease and death. But the big concern is the next area that might emerge, just a few mutations potentially away, could potentially evade our vaccines.” The agency chief said the possibility is even more reason for people to get vaccinated — so that the virus can finally be off at the pass before it mutates into something that requires another vaccine. The CDC on Tuesday issued new indoor mask guidelines designed to help slow the spread of the virus in places experiencing surges in cases.

“In areas with substantial and time transmission, CDC recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in public, indoor settings to help prevent the spread of the Delta variant and protect others,” Walensky said, referring to the highly contagious strain that comprises an estimated 83 percent of new cases nationwide. Health officials have stressed that rising coronavirus case numbers in the US are being driven by unvaccinated Americans. Currently, people who are not vaccinated are responsible for around 99.5 percent of COVID-19 deaths and 97 percent of hospitalizations, officials said.

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CBS Sacramento. The ways the story is “massaged” is a sight to behold.

Higher COVID Rate Found In Some Counties With Higher Vaccination Rate (CBS)

State workers and health care employees will now be required to show proof of vaccine or get tested for COVID at least once a week. The governor announced the new guidance today and is urging private employers to “replicate the example.” This comes as the highly contagious Delta variant is now dominant in the state and COVID rates have skyrocketed in the month since California officially reopened, including breakthrough cases among vaccinated Californians. A new analysis finds several counties with above-average vaccination rates also have higher COVID case rates, while case rates are falling in counties with below-average vaccination rates.

Statewide data analyzed by the Bay Area News Group found five counties, Los Angeles, San Diego, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco, have both a higher percentage of people who are fully vaccinated than the state average and a higher average daily case rate. Compare that to these five counties: Modoc, Glenn, Lassen, Del Norte, and San Benito, which have below-average vaccination rates and decreasing case rates. However, UCSF infectious disease expert Dr. Phillip Norris clarifies that the data doesn’t mean the vaccine is not working. He notes, first, the counties referenced with higher vaccination and case rates are more densely populated. “If there are a lot of people around you’re more likely to bump into one who has COVID,” Norris explained.

He, like other infectious disease experts, warns that vaccinated people may be unknowingly spreading the virus. Julie: A lot of people think if they’re vaccinated, they can’t transmit. Is that true? Phillip: So, originally we thought that might be true. But he says that’s no longer the case, thanks to the Delta variant. He points to preliminary data from China that indicates the viral load in the nose from the Delta variant may be 1,000 times higher than previous variants. “If that’s the case, even a little bit in somebody who’s vaccinated could be a lot,” he explains.

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Ireland. If I were me, I’d first want to know what’s in those booster shots. Different spike proteins perhaps?

Booster Vaccines Could Be Offered As Soon As September (NT)

A COVID-19 vaccine booster programme could get underway as soon as September, the Health Minister says. Stephen Donnelly says it will be done in conjunction with the flu vaccine, which is usually done in early autumn. It’s believed boosters will be offered first to people at high risk of illness or exposure to COVID-19 – in particular those who were vaccinated early in the rollout. Stephen Donnelly says we’re also likely to see “pop-up” vaccination centres in the coming weeks, to make it as “easy as possible” for young people to get vaccinated. He was speaking after NIAC and the Government gave the green light to extend vaccination to everyone aged 12-15. Around 70% of the adult population is now fully vaccinated against the virus, with nearly 85% having received at least their first dose.

Minister Donnelly told Newstalk Breakfast work is underway to figure out the best way to extend the vaccine programme in the coming weeks. He said: “My priority for some time has been children with underlying conditions. He said teenagers with underlying conditions may be able to book an appointment with their GP. However, it may ultimately be quicker to allow everyone in the age group to register at the same time for appointments in the mass vaccination centres. This weekend will also see the opening of the country’s first walk-in vaccination centres. Minister Donnelly said: “It’s this bank holiday weekend… it’s mRNA vaccines, so Pfizer or Moderna. Anyone over the age of 16… can just walk in.” He said it doesn’t matter if someone has already registered via the vaccine portal – they can still attend the new centre if they haven’t had their first dose yet.

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Zero covid is a thing of the past that hampers effective reactions.

“Zero COVID” Experts Put Grandkids At Risk (ZH)

The need to act on climate change is the fundamental moral imperative of our age, animated by the idea our sacrifices today will save the planet in the future. Yes, energy costs may be higher and some people will lose their jobs, but it’s worth it for the grandkids. Curiously, the grandkids haven’t been given much thought in our response to Covid-19. Our generation has foist extraordinary costs on future generations in a vain attempt to save lives from a disease that is lethal to a few. “The great majority of people … even in their 80s … will survive,” Britain’s chief scientific adviser Chris Whitty said in March last year, before collective psychosis took hold.

“Even in the most vulnerable, oldest groups, in a very stressed health service … the great majority of people who catch the virus – and not everyone will – survive it,” he told a parliamentary committee, having analysed the data from China and Italy. That was true then and it’s true now. Covid-19 was never an existential threat. After 18 months about four million people have died from or with Covid – most of advanced age apart for some tragic exceptions – in a world with a rapidly growing population of almost eight billion people. Sixty million people die every year. But we have behaved like it was, racking up trillions in extra debt and trashing norms of liberal democracy that might not quickly, if ever, return.

The idea that Sydney would be locked down in September 2021 or that American pediatricians would insist anyone over two years old wear a mask outside, to anyone living in February last year would have seemed ridiculous. Yet both, seemingly, are true. On this trend, silencing different scientific opinions or mandating individual tracking devices, all in the name of “saving lives”, may no longer be considered far-fetched. At the end of 2019 the federal budget papers forecast net debt of $361bn by June 2023. The latest budget papers forecast $835bn for the same period, rising to $980bn by mid-2025. Put another way, by 2030 the government’s gross debt burden is forecast to be more than 51 per cent of GDP, compared with 15 per cent forecast in 2019, according to the Intergenerational Report released last month.

By 2060, interest payments on federal debt will have doubled as a share of the economy, if interest rates start to return to more normal levels, it forecasts. A warmer planet won’t be the only burden we’re leaving for the grandkids. Future taxes will need to be higher, and expenditures on other goods and services lower, commensurately, than they otherwise would have been. We will have fewer resources to invest in cancer and dementia research, for example, much greater threats to welfare than Covid-19. “The Covid-19 pandemic and associated containment measures, however, have profoundly affected Australian society and the economy, and are likely to shape the future in ways that are not yet apparent,” the Intergenerational Report says. Who would have foreseen, for instance, a surge in babies being admitted to hospital in New Zealand for an “immunity debt” potentially caused by the government’s closed border policy?

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Of course not, or it would be no fun:

“An employee told the Los Angeles Times that the restaurant is not actually checking patrons’ vaccine status.”

Unvaccinated Diners Only: California Restaurant (RT)

A California restaurant has refused to back down after being bombarded with negative press and customer reviews for posting a sign demanding that all diners provide proof that they have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. With vaccination status increasingly becoming a prerequisite to participate in many ordinary activities, one Huntington Beach eatery has decided to take a slightly different approach to granting privileges based on personal medical decisions. On its storefront window, Basilico’s Pasta e Vino taped a sign reading: “PROOF OF BEING UNVACCINATED REQUIRED. We have zero tolerance for treasonous, anti-American stupidity. Thank you for pondering.”

The restaurant’s owner, Tony Roman, said that the unorthodox policy is designed to get people thinking as some Southern California businesses begin asking customers for proof of vaccination. “With the new and aggressive push for mandatory vax policies, we couldn’t resist, so we are sending a message of our own. Hopefully most are smart enough to read between the lines. Otherwise we will just sit back and have fun watching their heads explode over it,” Roman said in a statement to local media. An employee told the Los Angeles Times that the restaurant is not actually checking patrons’ vaccine status. The restaurant previously declared itself a mask-free zone and refused to shut its doors when eateries were ordered in March 2020 to curtail indoor dining as part of Covid restrictions.

Some appear to appreciate the intended message behind the odd measure. A vaccinated woman who cuts hair at a nearby barbershop told local media that she didn’t feel slighted by the no-vaxxed-allowed policy. “You got other places that want you vaccinated to come in. No different, right?” she noted to a local ABC affiliate. However, many others were furious over the move. The restaurant has been pelted with negative reviews on Yelp. One comment said that the provocative rule was a “slap in the face to all those who died from Covid-19.”

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Good idea, so-so rendition:

America, A Nation Which Once Championed Free Speech (Sinclair)

The elites of Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and Capitol Hill act as the true overlords of Western thought, guarding the borders of allowable speech. How on earth did we allow this to happen – and what can be done now? America has changed beyond recognition over the past few years, and performed a rather rapid about-face on the issue of free speech, a notion it once championed. The source of this is no longer merely the apparatus of Silicon Valley and its desire to control information flows (which it is meant to merely shepherd without bias). The same pressure has come from the superstate structure of America itself, particularly (and ironically) the politically ‘liberal’ faction, as well as from an overarching pressure from the consumer interests of Western-backed global finance.

There appears to be a mass consensus among American money-powers (and thereby state powers) to tightly control information, and to abandon utterly their so recently lauded values of free speech. The FBI in particular has seemingly transitioned into an institution of speech-referees and political oppressors, on guard primarily against America’s own citizens. Ironically, this has not halted America’s saber-rattling about political and informational oppressions from its geopolitical rivals in the east, which find themselves in the reverse role of shocked concern at the willingness of the American superstate to silence its political and moral enemies. Even to the extent of performing show trials.

[..] Facebook has led an initiative to officially create ‘snitches’ among its users, creating their own ‘social credit scheme’, along the lines of China’s. Again, in an act of unbridled obliviousness to the utter reversal of values they held as core only a few scant years ago, and while complaining out of the corner of their mouths about a Chinese variation of the same system. The nation which championed ‘free speech’ will now ban you from the public space and force you out of your job for the crime of ‘misgendering’. Among those who support the hard turn away from free speech, you will find devoted imbibers of neoliberal media, (CNN, MSNBC, BBC, NYT, etc). It is possibly here where you will find these attitudes are ‘created’ before being disseminated downstream among the elites of Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and Capitol Hill.

Once in consensus with the latest media buzzwords, these three may be considered part of a closed feedback loop. From there the true overlords of Western thought are those newly emerged sentinels who guard the borders of allowable speech. Today American citizens are tracked, monitored, and generally threatened more than ever before. Even my writing of this article, what would have been considered an innocuous expression of free political criticism only five or so years ago, might today be considered controversial to the new ‘American Stasi’. We in the West now live behind what we might call a new ‘iron curtain’ – and for those living behind this curtain, there is no longer any illusion of free speech, it is simply no longer talked about.

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Hale was caught because the Intercept got involved.

The Price of Conscience – Daniel Hale Sentenced to 45 Months (Chris Hedges)

Daniel Hale, a former intelligence analyst in the drone program for the Air Force who as a private contractor in 2013 leaked some 17 classified documents about drone strikes to the press, was sentenced Tuesday to 45 months in prison. The documents, published by The Intercept on October 15, 2015, exposed that between January 2012 and February 2013, U.S. special operations airstrikes killed more than 200 people. Of those, only 35 were the intended targets. For one five-month period of the operation, according to the documents, nearly 90 percent of the people killed in airstrikes were not the intended targets. The civilian dead, usually innocent bystanders, were routinely classified as “enemies killed in action.”

The Justice Department coerced Hale, who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012, on March 31 to plead guilty to one count of violating the Espionage Act, a law passed in 1917 designed to prosecute those who passed on state secrets to a hostile power, not those who expose to the public government lies and crimes. Hale admitted as part of the plea deal to “retention and transmission of national security information” and leaking 11 classified documents to a journalist. If he had refused the plea deal, he could have spent 50 years in prison. The sentencing of Hale is one more potentially mortal blow to the freedom of the press. It follows in the wake of the prosecutions and imprisonment of other whistleblowers under the Espionage Act including Chelsea Manning, Jeffrey Sterling, Thomas Drake and John Kiriakou, who spent two-and-a-half years in prison for exposing the routine torture of suspects held in black sites.

Those charged under the act are treated as if they were spies. They are barred from explaining motivations and intent to the court. They cannot provide evidence to the court of the government lawlessness and war crimes they exposed. Prominent human rights organizations, such as the ACLU and PEN, along with mainstream publications, such as The New York Times and CNN, have largely remained silent about the prosecution of Hale. The group Stand with Daniel Hale has called on President Biden to pardon Hale and end the use of the Espionage Act to punish whistleblowers. It is also collecting donations for Hale’s legal fund. The bipartisan onslaught against the press — Barack Obama used the Espionage Act eight times against whistleblowers, more than all other previous administrations combined — by criminalizing those within the system who seek to inform the public is ominous for our democracy. It is effectively extinguishing all investigations into the inner workings of power.

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US woman kills someone on UK motorway, her fault, flees the country. US calls diplomatic immunity of sorts, no extradition. The US attorney who makes that case happens to be the same who tries hard to get Assange extradited the other way around.

Biden DOJ Wants Identity Of NoVA Woman’s Employer Kept Secret (Patch)

Radd Seiger, adviser and spokesperson for the Dunn family, said in a statement Monday that “as any parent might imagine, losing a child is the worst thing that can happen to you.” “But having to deal with the U.S. Government’s abuse and denial of justice as Harry’s family have had to since he died is unprecedented for us here in the U.K.,” he said. “Their conduct is and continues to be frankly unAmerican and against the core values of decency and compassion that we know most Americans hold dear to their hearts, including those who work for the intelligence agencies, many of whom have come forward to us privately to tell us how ashamed they are of their employer.”

Among the Justice Department officials who signed the motion for a protective order was Raj Parekh, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and an appointee of the Biden administration. In an ironic twist, Parekh supervises hundreds of Justice Department attorneys, including many who are seeking the extradition of foreign nationals to the United States. The most prominent case currently under Parekh’s direction is the U.S. government’s attempt to extradite WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, an Australian citizen, from the U.K. to the United States to face charges under the U.S. Espionage Act of 1917. David Davis, a Conservative member of the U.K. Parliament, wrote in an op-ed on Saturday that his government appears to have a one-sided relationship with the United States on the issue of extradition.

“[T]he UK is one of most amenable nations in the world to the surrender of its citizens to overseas courts — but we do not insist on corresponding arrangements with other governments,” Davis wrote in his July 24 column for the Daily Mail. [..] Sacoolas is scheduled to be deposed by the Dunn family’s lawyers on Aug. 24 as part of the lawsuit against her and her husband. Dunn’s parents were deposed in the civil proceeding in early July. At Sacoolas’s deposition, “she will be questioned regarding her activity as she drove from the base to the accident scene, and Plaintiffs are deeply concerned that the Government’s motion will needlessly thwart a legitimate inquiry on this and other relevant subjects,” the Dunn family lawyers wrote in their court filing on Monday. Seiger, the spokesperson for the Dunn family, said the July 23 motion filed by the Justice Department “is not an attempt to protect state secrets or national security.” “It is an attempt to keep Harry’s family from the truth and minimize what happened to him,” he said.

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“The first thing I do when I get a new phone is take it apart.”

The Insecurity Industry (Snowden)

The first thing I do when I get a new phone is take it apart. I don’t do this to satisfy a tinkerer’s urge, or out of political principle, but simply because it is unsafe to operate. Fixing the hardware, which is to say surgically removing the two or three tiny microphones hidden inside, is only the first step of an arduous process, and yet even after days of these DIY security improvements, my smartphone will remain the most dangerous item I possess. Prior to this week’s Pegasus Project, a global reporting effort by major newspapers to expose the fatal consequences of the NSO Group—the new private-sector face of an out-of-control Insecurity Industry—most smartphone manufacturers along with much of the world press collectively rolled their eyes at me whenever I publicly identified a fresh-out-of-the-box iPhone as a potentially lethal threat.

Despite years of reporting that implicated the NSO Group’s for-profit hacking of phones in the deaths and detentions of journalists and human rights defenders; despite years of reporting that smartphone operating systems were riddled with catastrophic security flaws (a circumstance aggravated by their code having been written in aging programming languages that have long been regarded as unsafe); and despite years of reporting that even when everything works as intended, the mobile ecosystem is a dystopian hellscape of end-user monitoring and outright end-user manipulation, it is still hard for many people to accept that something that feels good may not in fact be good. Over the last eight years I’ve often felt like someone trying to convince their one friend who refuses to grow up to quit smoking and cut back on the booze—meanwhile, the magazine ads still say “Nine of Ten Doctors Smoke iPhones!” and “Unsecured Mobile Browsing is Refreshing!”

In my infinite optimism, however, I can’t help but regard the arrival of the Pegasus Project as a turning-point—a well-researched, exhaustively-sourced, and frankly crazy-making story about a “winged” “Trojan Horse” infection named “Pegasus” that basically turns the phone in your pocket into an all-powerful tracking device that can be turned on or off, remotely, unbeknownst to you, the pocket’s owner.

The microphones inside my actual phone, prepped for surgery

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Officially stateless now? Nice. What says Australia?

Julian Assange Stripped Of Citizenship By Ecuador (G.)

Ecuador has revoked the citizenship of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks who is currently in a British prison. Ecuador’s justice system formally notified the Australian of the nullity of his naturalisation in a letter that came in response to a claim filed by the South American country’s foreign ministry. A naturalisation is reconsidered when it is granted based on the concealment of relevant facts, false documents or fraud. Ecuadorian authorities said Assange’s naturalisation letter had multiple inconsistencies, different signatures, the possible alteration of documents and unpaid fees, among other issues. Carlos Poveda, Assange’s lawyer, said the decision was made without due process and Assange was not allowed to appear in the case.

“On the date [Assange] was cited he was deprived of his liberty and with a health crisis inside the deprivation of liberty centre where he was being held,” Poveda said. Poveda said he will file appeals asking for an amplification and clarification of the decision. “More than the importance of nationality, it is a matter of respecting rights and following due process in withdrawing nationality.” Assange received Ecuadorian citizenship in January 2018 as part of a failed attempt by the government of then-President Lenín Moreno to turn him into a diplomat to get him out of its embassy in London. On Monday, the Pichincha court for contentious administrative matters revoked this decision. Ecuador’s foreign ministry said the court had “acted independently and followed due process in a case that took place during the previous government and that was raised by the same previous government”.

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    NO ONE anywhere on planet earth has isolated the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

    No One.

    There has not been a single sample isolated from the background stuff.

    Don’t you find that curious?

    The Polio virus was isolated and photographed


    But no one has ever ‘seen’ or isolated SARS-CoV-2.

    It’s as if it were ‘made up’.

    The Emperor Has No Corona


    those darned kids

    – It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World; Best to plant some trees and not get involved

    ~TAE Summary

    unfortunately, you’ll recall that the entire quest of it’s a madmadmadmad world led them to trees. palms, more precisely.

    at this point i think it better to plant a few hundred hectares of nopal, bougainvillia, nettles and acacia, hunkering down in the middle.

    Mr. House


    Russians and their Ruler’s rules.

    Russians know the fastest way to eliminate their Ruler’s rules is to totally corrupt the application of the rules!

    They pretend to rule and we pretend to obey!


    The Emperor Has No Corona dovetails perfectly into what Dr David Martin was trying to tell Reiner Fuellmich.

    The SARS-CoV-2 virus does not exist.

    The Satan Spike Protein was conjured up from whole cloth and the design was patented years ago.

    madamski cafone


    ‘scuse me for linking to the CDC (sanitation advised) but this yields this.

    YMMV, and more informed minds than mine should be able to assay its claims better than mine.


    The “No Hunting” sign…
    It applies to me. 😉
    Every May I declare every morel mushroom everywhere to be mine.
    Then I benevolently share them with whoever may find them.

    1# ground lamb. 2 hefty Tbs pulverized dried morels. 1 tsp dried thyme (or 1Tbs fresh). Mix and form three- four burgers.
    Salt, pepper to taste. Grill. Serve on crunchy bread with [homemade] garlic dill pickles.


    If you go here, you will see they have indeed found the virus!
    I suppose I should learn how to post images.

    D Benton Smith

    Maybe the transhumanist maniacs in power throughout the entire oligarchy don’t really want what they have explicitly told us they want, publicly, for the past 20 or thirty years.

    madamski cafone

    “Serve on crunchy bread with [homemade] garlic dill pickles.”

    Can I live with you, pls? I’ll snap beans and peel ‘maters.

    those darned kids


    the spikes cause citrus greening disease as well!

    those darned kids

    transhumanist spice girls who tell us what they really want:

    “If you want my future forget my past.
    If you wanna get with me better make it fast*.”

    *or else.

    madamski cafone

    “If TPTB were successful they wouldn’t mess with the system; If it weren’t broke they wouldn’t be trying to fix it”

    There. I need never discuss this with TAEans again. I need only paste the above brilliant axiomatic semantic equation.

    I’ll add a third flavor, though. It’s popular: TPTB are demonic or merely sadistic entities bent on making life Hell. The Devil does it to us/makes us do it concept. Extraterrestrial meddlers may apply for honorary recognition.

    Me, I say all of the above.

    madamski cafone




    Thank-you- Madamski- for the image.
    Only if you clean house- I have been waiting for the curve to flatten to get around to doing it myself!


    “Danger, “Maths” and sadistics. Thanks Marjorie.”

    Sadistics! You win the internet for today, John Day!

    those darned kids

    the bogeybug

    the bogeybug is in the air
    hiding creeping lurking deep
    no sleep
    no rest
    the bogeybug turns
    men to masks
    children to labs
    reason to dust

    no rest
    no sleep

    the bogeybug waits
    in their smile
    in their sweat
    lurking creeping dripping touching

    madamski cafone

    Last I knew, we still discussed energy around here. Reviewing recent Nord Stream 2 rapprochements between Germany and Russia, it occurs to me that Russia sells fossil fuel products not just for the money revenue this creates, but also to keep other from invading them for their oil.

    Not that Russia is currently at such risk, but the dynamic I mentioned is fundamental realpolitik: first, you have to have something worth taking, then you have to guard against it being taken.

    A gonzo but perhaps realpolitikally accurate notion: when Russia feels sufficiently invulnerable, it will do what China did a millennium ago: shut itself off from the world, deeming contact with outsiders pointless and degrading.

    Maybe I need to check the grounding on my tinfoil hat. ; )


    “When Joe lets slip the dogs of war will it be due to cyber attacks or will Joe forget he’s holding the leash and let it go as he reaches for an ice cream cone?”

    I suppose it depe4nds on what the person holding Biden’s leash is up to. 😉

    madamski cafone

    Neither a Trump fan nor knocker, but hasn’t it been long enough we can start putting out Miss Trump Yet messages?

    And there it is:

    miss me yet

    The semiotics on this one are off the chart excellent in my eye. It’s the suggestion of pirate patch that puts an already very effective piece of political sarcasm on the top tier of mesmerism by meme. The CIA is SO jealous… except that it probably funded the initial graphix. Keep ’em arguing over who’s the cooler king.

    But there’s a subtle undertone of Dr. Evil that I can’t psychologically fit into the rest of the meme-scheme.

    Oh… doh. Of course. It’s to keep scaring the Dem side. Wouldn’t want them to be too genuinely contrite. They might take responsibility for their cornpone ass.

    Doc Robinson

    @ Upstate NYer
    John Day: “My blog is on a Google platform.”

    With Google blogs, there’s usually an option for anyone to comment as “Anonymous” which doesn’t require logging in to a Google account (like Gmail).

    Mr. House

    Well one thing i’ll say. With almost 60% of the country not having had the jab after seven months, what does that say about how much they fear it which shall not be named?

    Mr. House

    From Stat news. “The efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech fell from 96% to 84% over six months, according to data released Wednesday, a decline that could fuel Pfizer’s case that a third dose will eventually be required.”

    Efficacy of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine slips to 84% after six months, data show


    Interesting article by Taibbi
    Margaret Hoover:

    Because we are going to have to take care of you on the back end.

    That logic can be used to control everything: What you eat, what you drink, where you sleep, who you sleep with, etc. etc. A great leap forward in control.

    Mister Roboto

    Mister Roboto

    @Mr. House: The statistics that I get from Google suggest that more like 42% of the whole US population has partaken of no “jabs”. Though I realize that not everybody trusts official statistics in this hyper-propagandized age. (Google lists its source for this particular statistic as “Our World In Data”.)

    If this statistic is accurate, I expect it to stabilize, barring more intensively coercive measures, at about 40%.



    You, sir, are truly a cafone!


    The Emperor has no Corona

    Here is a standing offer for a $1.8 million dollars reward for anyone who can provide an ISOLATED and PURIFIED sample of SARS-CoV02 virus


    The link provided by Madamski to the CDC claiming it has an isolated and purified sample is a lie. The CDC provides Neither condition.

    What a shock that they’re lying as usual.

    To repeat, no one on planet earth has isolated and purified a sample of SARS-CoV-2

    Isolated and purified means under an electron microscope you can see JUST SARS-CoV-2 with NO contaminates, none, and only the surface of the container it is in beneath it.

    Please provide a link if you can to an Isolated and purified sample of SARS-CoV-2

    You can collect a quick $1.8 dollars.

    Mr. House

    Thanks for the Chris M video Mr Roboto. Confirms what we’ve been saying for quite some time. If you had zero other health issues your chance of dying was .09% eh? Now if only we could figure out what your chance of dying from the jab is. Though you can’t even argue VAERS data because the true believers will just shout you down that those are unconfirmed. Just like they have with every doubt or concern anyone has had since this began.

    Mr. House


    Last i saw via the CDC it stated 48.9 percent or so were fully jabbed.

    Mr. House

    Also i still don’t recall the PTB advising people to lose weight and exercise to fight covid. Reminds me of a post i made last year, masking is easy= no responsibility, exercise is hard= personal responsibility

    Who want’s to bet we’ll still be dealing with this in 2022 as an excuse for mail in ballots for the midterms? 😉

    Figmund Sreud

    Oh, Canada! Here we go, one of your notable greater fools in action, his latest advise on economics, real estate, money, the road ahead and a new pandemic of the unvaccinated!

    … short snip: [a]new pandemic of the unvaccinated. As Covid finds a home in their bodies, it gets to mutate, spread and end up closing your neighbourhood pizzeria again. At least, that’s what keeps some investors up at night. A Fourth Wave.
    … the enchilada:

    On cowardice

    F.S. – Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Mister Roboto

    A classic paragraph from a comment at JMG’s “Ecosophia” blog that I feel compelled to post here:

    The cracks in the Good People are beginning to gape. The Good People (TM) must have compassion for illegal immigrants, people confused about their gender, drug addicts, petty criminals, the homeless– the list goes on. But now they can openly wish for the illness and death of anti-vaxxers, COVID deniers, and people who refuse to mask (especially if they go un-masked to a Trump rally). It is really kind of sad–they are becoming so like the hate-filled Evangelicals that they despise. I shake my head at the faceplant posts of some people that I had had a great deal of respect for.

    Every day I wonder, where is this all heading, and how will it culminate? I know I feel a lot more sympathy for Trump-supporters than I did a year ago at this time, even if I still think they hitched their wagon to an especially cheesy patent-medicine salesman.


    Bits of this an that, since I haven’t commented in a while. For those who have been running into the “prove you’re not a robot page”: I stopped clicking on the checkbox for “keep me signed in”, and since then I have had fewer problems (though it means I often have to sign in, especially if I’ve switched devices (iPad to laptop, for instance).

    Standing in the shower yesterday morning I was struck by a thought. During the citizen investigation phase of 9/11 a Californian named Paul Thompson set up a web site that was a fantastic resource for digging into the event and its timeline. It was called cooperative research dot org (I spelled it out that way because if you go to that URL now you are redirected to a site that sells legal forms), and it was an open source collaboration and information sharing platform, initially focused on 9/11 and later expanded to the Iraq war. All of the content led back to on-line news sources as documentation, with a short quote that could be expanded, and you could view things in different skeins: you could, for instance, focus on American Airlines flight 11 and see a timeline of everything that was known about that flight minute by minute, as reported by various news organizations. Paul wrote a book about 9/11, moved to New Zealand, and then the web site withered and died. I’d like to think that if he had kept it going to the present time we’d be sharing information about the pandemic, vaccines, and the Great Reset. Hell, if Julian Assange wasn’t rotting in Belmarsh I’m sure that Wikileaks would be publishing narrative-busting content today. You can bet Mr. Global wouldn’t like that.

    It struck me that TAE Summary’s alternative narrative list would make a good framework for gathering and classifying information, similar to cooperative research dot org. I had already started the process of archiving data and video and fitting it into that PANDA framework of about five statements, but I was finding it too constrictive. It’s slow going, creating PDF files, documenting their source URL, naming the files logically, and filing into logical folders. I have a part-time but intense high tech job. I’ve been trying to put in a bigger effort at The Farm, aka doomstead, with its 162 blueberry plants, unbuilt greenhouse and partially completed triple-redundant water well system, even though I worry that it will all be for naught because I’m in the deep blue state of Oregon and may have to ultimately flee. Is anyone else collecting and classifying articles and videos? I’ve heard that NextCloud has amazing collaboration tools these days.

    My domestic partner, who gets her news exclusively from the New York Times and works in the state health department, is firmly on the opposite side of the narrative chasm. I’m sure you can guess which one. We have an uneasy truce these days not to discuss anything related to current events. One of her med school classmates from the late 80’s was in town this past weekend, and seeing as it was World Ivermectin Day I tried throwing out the gambit about “have you heard of ivermectin? Is anyone at your hospital using it for treatment?” Predictably, I ran into the party line: the studies are too small. The studies are too inconclusive. We were at lunch with his daughter, so I refrained from pushing it too hard, maybe 30 seconds about the 60 studies and 23,000 partipants and 74% overall reduction in harm. No dice. He’s actually moved out of seeing patients and is an administrator, so I am reminded of that old aphorism, “It’s hard to get a man to see something when his salary depends on him not seeing it.”

    Reflecting on it later, I wondered if there might be a different way to approach it. As others have said, sticking to the mainstream narrative is like a religion for those who have a vested interest in the narrative; that vested interest can either be financial, or perhaps not wanting to consider the slightest chance that the person has made the wrong choices about what information to evaluate or substances to allow into their bodies. Maybe one approach is to try to expose it as a religion? Suppose I had started that lunch conversation like this:

    “I’d like to come at a topic in a round-about way. I have no ideas about what religion you follow, or even if you reject religion. But I’m going start by saying that I’m a true believer in the Zoroastrian religion, one of the world’s oldest religions; many features of younger religions like Christianity and the Muslim faith incorporated the Zoroastrian precepts of monotheism, judgement after death, heaven, and hell. I’d like to invite you to consider accepting Ahura-Mazda, the Wise One, as your personal spiritual guide. Would you like to hear about the Threefold Path of Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds?”

    Here I would pause, and look deeply into my guest’s eyes for a significant moment before saying, “Actually, I’m pulling your leg. But I want you to think back to a moment a few seconds ago when you were probably feeling deep discomfort at the thought that perhaps you might be drawn into a discussion where you might feel like you had to defend your religious views. I want you to recognize that involuntary reaction for my next topic, which will probably invoke a similar reaction. I’m hoping that if you can recognize the reaction, perhaps you can set it aside for just a minute or two, to hear what I think is good and important data. Are you ready?”

    “There are prophylatic, early stage, and even successful late stage treatment options for Covid-19. Please set aside the dogma that you’ve probably been subjected to from hither-to trusted health authorities about this. Ivermectin works, and it’s been shoved off the table by powerful financial interests.” And then we’re off and running.


    On cowardice
    My Cherry picking
    Overall Summary for surveillance data up to 21 July

    • Case rates are relatively stable; test positivity for public tests is ~2% provincially.
    • Percent positivity ≤3% in all age groups
    • Percent positivity <2% in VIHA, VCH, FH and between 3-5% in IH and NH
    • New hospitalizations are low and declining or stable in each region; hospital/critical care census is
    declining or stable across BC; new deaths are stable and very low.
    • Most of the cases, hospitalizations and deaths over the past month were among unvaccinated
    individuals. Severe outcomes are less common among fully vaccinated people (5%).
    • Vaccine coverage in BC, July 20th: ~90% of 70+ and ~80% of 12+ have received their 1st dose; almost
    50% of the total population has received their 2nd dose.
    • The share of VOCs among all positive tests in BC is ~97% from July 11 to 17; P.1 (Gamma) ~42% and
    B.1.617 (Delta) ~41% are now two dominant VOCs, followed by B.1.1.7 (Alpha) at ~18%.
    • Studies consistently show that both mRNA and AstraZeneca vaccines remain highly effective against
    the Delta variant, especially against severe outcomes. Vaccinated individuals tend to have milder
    illness if they get infected and are also less likely to pass virus on than unvaccinated individuals.

    The pandemic is over

    Veracious Poet

    U.S. special operations airstrikes killed more than 200 people. Of those, only 35 were the intended targets. For one five-month period of the operation, according to the documents, nearly 90 percent of the people killed in airstrikes were not the intended targets. The civilian dead, usually innocent bystanders, were routinely classified as “enemies killed in action.

    If President Hussein hadn’t run out of bombs & drones, the enemies KIA would have been more analogous to owners’ objectives…

    Undoubtedly ignominious for the MIC that they couldn’t keep up with production demands ~ Just think of all the looting they missed out on + and the loss of opportunities for the octopi fraud st. creatures.

    Oh, another vaccine causality from Dr. Fauci-stein & his mad scientists ~ Elongated red blood cells for all!


    madamski cafone


    Thanx for caring so much about my being. I hadn’t realized how important I am until now.

    madamski cafone
    Veracious Poet

    Welp, since my last post was deleted, I guess my welcome here has been rescinded…

    I’ll go back to skimming headlines to compile my daily reseach, so I bid you adieu!


    “…mandating individual tracking devices…”, devices otherwise known as cell phones. I used the term “cell phone” a while back and was laughed at for using an obsolete word. An oldie but a goodie!

    The Stasi would have loved this device. Today, rather than setting up an elaborate network of spies and snoops to inform on each other, TPTB have got the people readily informing upon themselves. So easy.

    Re Assange: “Officially stateless now? Nice. What says Australia?” Many, many people in Australia are outraged by and oppose his maltreatment. But we’re not numerous enough to end Canberra’s worship of Washington. The Feds seem really frightened of China, and see our aliance with Washington as security.

    Reminds me of that scene in the movie Flash Gordon where Ming the Merciless is holding court with his vassal kings. He demands of one of them, “Are you completely loyal to me?” The nervous king replies, “Yes, you know I am. Completely loyal to you.” Says Ming, “Fall on your sword.” When the king hesitates — suicide hesitancy — Ming has him cut down by a guard. I wonder how close the parallels will run.

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