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Paul Gauguin The Vision after the Sermon (Jacob wrestling with the Angel) 1888

 

The Vaccine Causes The Virus To Be More Dangerous – Malone (WR)
USA Today Scrubs Passage Suggesting Vaccinated May Spread More Virus (Becker)
California COVID Cases Rising In Most Heavily Vaccinated Counties (ZH)
Ruin Them (Denninger)
Pfizer Suggests Third Dose Of Vaccine ‘Strongly’ Boosts Protection (CNN)
Latest Data Show Efficacy Of Pfizer Vaccine Falls To 84% After 6 Months (ZH)
New US Mask Guidance Prompted By Evidence Vaccinated Can Spread Delta (G.)
CDC Head Says New Mask Guidance Could Help Tame Delta Outbreak In ‘Weeks’ (F.)
Gottlieb: US Will Be Through Delta Wave In 2 Or 3 Weeks (Hill)
US Reports More Than 100,000 New Coronavirus Cases (BNO)
Dr. Pierre Kory’s Medical Lecture for Physicians and Citizens of Malaysia (O.)
Omaha Doctor Sees Tremendous Success with Ivermectin as Early Treatment (TSN)
The Noble Lies of COVID-19 (Slate)
The Vaccine Aristocrats (Taibbi)
NIH Dumped Millions Into Chinese Entities To Study Infectious Diseases (DC)
Will Washington Stop China From Buying Up Farmland? (JTN)
Assange Attorney Accuses Ecuador Of Foul Play (RT)

 

 

A tour of more mainstream news today. If only because it makes clear we’re wasting so much time talking about whatever the narrative is, but what has already been well debunked. We need our focus. If you need three shots of something, it’s not a vaccine. Doesn’t even matter if in the end it works. Which in this case it doesn’t. We’re getting dragged back into conversations we should have long left behind.

 

 

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Fleming Delta

 

 

 

 

Weinstein Long term plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take these 10 minutes. Yes, it’s Bannon, but at least he lets Malone speak.

The Vaccine Causes The Virus To Be More Dangerous – Malone (WR)

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It’s out.

USA Today Scrubs Passage Suggesting Vaccinated May Spread More Virus (Becker)

“NBC News, citing unnamed officials aware of the decision, reported it comes after new data suggests vaccinated individuals could have higher levels of virus and infect others amid the surge of cases driven by the delta variant of the coronavirus,” the USA Today reported in a passage that was later scrubbed from an article. A screenshot from the article and an online archive of the passage points out the surfacing evidence.The story from the USA Today drops the reference to NBC News, but nonetheless corroborates the news: “CDC says vaccinated people may transmit virus, recommends masks indoors.”


“CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said new data shows the delta variant, which accounts for more than 80% of the new infections in the U.S., behaves ‘uniquely differently’ from its predecessors and could make vaccinated people infectious,” the article notes. “Information on the delta variant from several states and other countries indicates that in rare occasions some vaccinated people infected with the delta variant after vaccination may be contagious and spread the virus to others,” Walensky said in announcing new guidance, which reverses a CDC recommendation in May. “This new science is worrisome and unfortunately warrants an update to our recommendation.”

NBC News reported on the CDC guidance reversal on Monday. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in places with high Covid-19 transmission rates,” NBC News reported. “The agency is also recommending kids wear masks in schools this fall.” “Federal health officials still believe fully vaccinated individuals represent a very small amount of transmission,” the report continued. “Still, some vaccinated people could be carrying higher levels of the virus than previously understood and potentially transmit it to others.”

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It’s fun to see them all bend themselves into pretzels to “explain” how they were not wrong when they were.

California COVID Cases Rising In Most Heavily Vaccinated Counties (ZH)

Some might have been surprised to see California on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s map of high-risk areas where the new federal indoor mask mandates must be obeyed. The Golden State was deemed more high risk than Texas. Indeed, scientists are finding that despite its high vaccination rates, California is seeing more COVID cases than it should. California and its big coastal cities have embraced vaccines in their effort to beat back the COVID pandemic. But a Bay Area News Group analysis shows that not only are cases rising fast, they are rising in areas where there are more fully vaccinated people. Some of these counties have both among the highest vaccination rates, and the highest new-case rates.

Notice that five of these counties have both a higher percentage of their eligible residents fully vaccinated and a higher average daily case rate than the statewide average. They include: LA, San Diego, Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco. The five counties with falling case rates are Modoc, Glenn, Lassen, Del Norte, San Benito, and they, coincidentally, have below-average vaccination rates. As to what might be causing this, experts point to two things: the extraordinary ease with which the virus’ now-dominant delta strain spreads, and the fact that no vaccine offers complete protection.


“I am not so surprised that transmission rates are not neatly tracking immunization rates,” said Dr. Stephen Luby, a medical professor specializing in infectious diseases at Stanford University. “There are a number of issues that contribute to transmission,” Luby said. “In high density urban settings, for example, even with a higher level of vaccine coverage, there can still be a lot of exposure to unvaccinated folks and potentially to folks who are vaccinated but are asymptomatically shedding the delta variant.” Reports of the vaccines’ effectiveness against the delta variant have been mixed. In Israel, the Ministry of Health suspects the protection afforded by the Pfizer jab might be as low as 64%.

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“Unfortunately the so-called “public health” authorities have destroyed — not just damaged, but destroyed — their own credibility.”

Ruin Them (Denninger)

If you go into the hospital for any reason they test you. Why? Because if you’re positive they want their magic $13,000 Biden Money (formerly Trump money) if you’re on Medicare and Medicaid for treating a “Covid case.” Biden is still continuing this bull**** no matter why you’re there. Chest pain? Covid! Oh, never mind the heart attack. So are the “hospitalized” actually hospitalized for Covid or is Tennessee counting anyone in the hospital who tested positive irrespective of the reason for their admission? This particular game has been run since March of 2020 and nobody has put a stop to it because they’re making money from it — lots of money. Never mind that these jabs are not behaving like a vaccine. US Code: “The term “vaccine” means any substance designed to be administered to a human being for the prevention of 1 or more diseases.”

The data is that these jabs do not prevent disease. They also do not prevent transmission of disease. In fact they appear to, if you get a breakthrough case, make transmission more likely in that the Ct data from these miners shows equal or lower values on balance in the vaccinated cohort with one sample at Ct22! Reminder: The lower the Ct the more virus you have in your body. Now granted this is a small group — very small. But it is extremely concerning that the lowest Ct recorded among these cases was a fully-vaccinated person. Where is the data from the state labs and CDC on these “breakthroughs” and their Ct numbers generally? It’s not being reported. I bet you can guess why not without needing more than one guess.

This appears to be confirmed as something that does indeed happen by the reported “super-spreading” person who (1) was fully-vaccinated, (2) infected more than 60 other people and (3) most of those whom he gave it to were also vaccinated. He obviously was an extremely-efficient emitter of virus! The only remaining argument for the jabs is that they make a personal severe outcome less likely. Here the data is somewhat more-reassuring but the adverse effect profile of the shots is not reassuring at all, it is being deliberately glossed over, and as a result the question as to whether or not to take them is a deeply personal decision that must be informed by your personal medical status coupled with intentional deception on those advocating for the jabs.

How in the hell do you make an informed decision under those circumstances? Unfortunately the so-called “public health” authorities have destroyed — not just damaged, but destroyed — their own credibility. Tennessee’s Department of Health proved themselves liars with nothing more than public data. So have others. I have multiple reported sets of data from individual practices where the percentage of unvaccinated people presenting with Covid-19 symptoms is lower than the percentage of unvaccinated people in the population of that specific area. In other words the data is that the jabs not only do not prevent you from getting the virus at all but in fact may ENHANCE the risk of infection and this, incidentally, voids the argument that the jabs are a vaccine from a LEGAL standpoint.

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As soon as you talk about a third -or even a second- dose, you’re no longer talking about a vaccine.

Pfizer Suggests Third Dose Of Vaccine ‘Strongly’ Boosts Protection (CNN)

A third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can “strongly” boost protection against the Delta variant — beyond the protection afforded by the standard two doses, new data released by Pfizer on Wednesday suggests. The data posted online suggest that levels of antibodies that can target the Delta variant grow fivefold in people 18 to 55 who get a third dose of the vaccine.Among people ages 65 to 85, the Pfizer data suggest that antibody levels that should protect against Delta grow 11-fold more than following a second dose.The data, which involved tests of 23 people, have not yet been peer-reviewed or published. It’s not clear if boosted antibody levels actually correlate to better protection, or if that extra protection is even needed.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the current vaccines protect people well against all the common variants. During a company earnings call on Wednesday morning, Dr. Mikael Dolsten, who leads worldwide research, development and medical for Pfizer, called the new data on a third dose of vaccine “encouraging.” “Receiving a third dose more than six months after vaccination, when protection may be beginning to wane, was estimated to potentially boost the neutralizing antibody titers in participants in this study to up to 100 times higher post-dose three compared to pre-dose three,” Dolsten said in prepared remarks. “These preliminary data are very encouraging as Delta continues to spread.” The data also show that antibody levels are much higher against the original coronavirus variant and the Beta variant, first identified in South Africa, after a third dose.


Separately, Pfizer and its partner BioNtech released new safety and efficacy data for their coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, and said it shows protection holds up for at least six months, although it may start to wane slightly towards the end of that time. The pre-print paper, posted Wednesday to the online server medrxiv.org, updates results from Pfizer’s trial involving 44,000 volunteers around the world. It found the overall efficacy was about 91% during the six months. Vaccine efficacy against severe Covid-19 was about 97%, the data show. The paper has not yet been peer-reviewed nor published in a journal.

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Again, not a vaccine. And do remember RRR vs ARR numbers.

Latest Data Show Efficacy Of Pfizer Vaccine Falls To 84% After 6 Months (ZH)

As pressure builds for the FDA to simply ‘get on with it’ and issue full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna jabs, it looks like the people responsible for deciding whether vaccines are safe and effective are finally coming around to the reality that those vaccines aren’t as effective against the delta strain as they had once hoped. Despite months of insisting that the opposite was true, the FDA has found that the efficacy of the jabs has fallen to 84% over six months, according to new data released Wednesday. Conveniently, STAT News, which broke the story about the data, reported that the lower efficacy would likely bolster Pfizer’s case for approval of a third dose.

Per the data, which has been released to outside scientists, the ongoing study, which enrolled more than 44K volunteers, found that the vaccine’s efficacy appeared to decline by an average of 6% every two months after administration. Efficacy peaked at more than 96% within two months of vaccination and slipped to 84% after six months. The overall efficacy against severe disease was a still considerable 97% (though that’s still not 100%). Unsurprisingly, STAT lined up a few talking heads to plug the numbers. Paul Offit, a pediatrician and vaccine expert at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, told STAT that the results were “very reassuring.” The potential need for booster shots is tied to the number of fully vaccinated people who develop severe disease, Offit said.


That number is just 3% lower after six months, suggesting two doses of Pfizer’s vaccine offers adequate protection. Earlier, Pfizer boosted its fiscal year revenue forecast for its vaccine business. Perhaps these data offer some insight into that decision. Of course, there’s reason to believe that number might be even lower than the 97%. Israel’s Ministry of Health recently found that the Pfizer vaccine is only 39% effective at combating delta, down from 64% according to earlier Israeli data intended to measure the efficacy against the delta variant. Pfizer is already shipping jabs to Israel, which is preparing to start doling out booster shots to residents deemed vulnerable to COVID. For whatever reason, the data released Wednesday doesn’t directly address the delta variant.

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Aka the vaccines don’t work. A spade, a spade.

New US Mask Guidance Prompted By Evidence Vaccinated Can Spread Delta (G.)

The CDC revised its mask guidance on Tuesday to recommend fully vaccinated Americans wear masks in “public indoor settings” with “substantial and high transmission”, a shift from its earlier guidance issued on 13 May, which said vaccinated individuals did not need to wear masks in most indoor settings. The move came as Joe Biden said requiring all federal workers to get a coronavirus vaccine is “under consideration” as the Delta variant surges in the US. Some local and state leaders, including New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, and the California governor, Gavin Newsom, have already announced such mandates for their government employees.

Walensky also spoke on Wednesday about the threat of Covid-19 to children. “If you look at the mortality rate of Covid, just this past year for children, it’s more than twice the mortality rate that we see in influenza in a given year,” she said. On Tuesday the CDC changed its advice and now recommends that fully vaccinated people living with vulnerable household members, such as those who are immunocompromised and children, wear masks in indoor public spaces. In addition, the agency recommended everyone in K-12 schools wear masks, “including teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status”, Walensky said in a press briefing on Tuesday.

“In recent days I have seen new scientific data from recent outbreak investigations showing that the Delta variant behaves uniquely differently from past strains of the virus that cause Covid-19,” Walensky said on Tuesday, referring to scientists’ discovery of the Delta strain shedding as actively in breakthrough infections as it does in unvaccinated individuals, despite the rarity of breakthrough cases. For months Covid cases, deaths and hospitalizations were falling steadily, but the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus has fueled steep rises in case numbers, particularly among unvaccinated Americans and amid struggles with disinformation and resistance, particularly on the political right.

“Nobody wants to go backward but you have to deal with the facts on the ground, and the facts on the ground are that it’s a pretty scary time and there are a lot of vulnerable people,” Robert Wachter, chairman of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, told the Washington Post. “I think the biggest thing we got wrong was not anticipating that 30% of the country would choose not to be vaccinated.”

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Unfortunately, there are still plenty Americans who believe this nonsense.

CDC Head Says New Mask Guidance Could Help Tame Delta Outbreak In ‘Weeks’ (F.)

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told CBS on Wednesday she believes the new mask guidance from her agency along with a rise in vaccinations could halt the current escalation of Covid-19 cases in the U.S. in “a couple of weeks,” though some critics are already expressing doubt that the CDC’s recommendations will be followed in the worst-hit places. Walensky appeared on CBS This Morning a day after her agency announced it was reversing course and recommending that all people wear masks—regardless of vaccination status—in parts of the country with “high” or “substantial” rates of transmission of coronavirus.


She touted the new guidance during her Wednesday interview as a crucial measure that follows new information about so-called breakthrough infections and has the potential to help with quickly mitigating the country’s current virus surge. “If we get people vaccinated who are not yet vaccinated, if we mask in the interim, we can halt this in just a couple of weeks,” said the CDC head. Walensky also said she hopes more stringent mask-wearing guidelines and other measures won’t be necessary in the coming weeks, but her agency “will follow the science.” “We can halt the chain of transmission,” Walensky said. “We can do something if we unify together.”

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What a coincidence. Also in weeks.

Note: Gottlieb is a Pfizer board member. But Delta waning will have nothing to do with their products.

Remember: “India, where Delta Variant began? Deaths down 92% since its May peak, cases down 91% since then, too. One of the lowest vaccination rates in the world, btw.”

Gottlieb: US Will Be Through Delta Wave In 2 Or 3 Weeks (Hill)

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb predicted early Wednesday that the United States could get through the worst of the delta variant surge of the coronavirus in a few weeks. “The bottom line is, the vaccine does not make you impervious to infection,” Gottlieb said during an appearance on CNBC. “There are some people who are developing mild and asymptomatic infections even after vaccination.” After acknowledging the delta variant of the coronavirus as “much more transmissible” than the first strain, Gottlieb questioned whether that fact should “translate into general guidance” on mask wearing and vaccine requirements in the United States.

“I don’t think that’s the case,” he said. “I don’t think we’re going to get enough bang for our buck by telling vaccinated people they have to wear masks at all times to make it worth our while. I think we’re further into this delta wave than we’re picking up. I think in another two or three weeks we’ll be through this.” Gottlieb added that the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could have a “negligible impact” on public health and that federal officials should instead focus on more targeted messaging on guidance for high-risk areas. The CDC announced new guidance Tuesday recommending that vaccinated Americans wear masks while in crowded indoor environments in certain areas of the country where the delta variant has caused a major increase in cases.


The delta variant is now accounting for the majority of new cases in the United States, almost entirely among the unvaccinated. President Biden’s administration is facing increased pressure to get more people vaccinated and require federal workers, teachers and people who work in health care industries to be vaccinated as a condition of their employment. “If you are vaccinated in a high-prevalence area, in contact with virus, you think you might have the virus because you have mild symptoms of it, be prudent, get tested, maybe wear a mask especially if you are around a vulnerable person,” Gottlieb said on CNBC. “That should be bottom-line guidance we give.”

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On Tuesday. Be gone in weeks. And then they’ll praise the “vaccines” again. Damned if you do, doomed if you don’t.

US Reports More Than 100,000 New Coronavirus Cases (BNO)

More than 100,000 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the U.S. amid a rapid surge in hospital admissions and new calls from federal officials to wear a mask in public. Data from health departments across the U.S. showed that 106,084 new cases were reported, including a two-day backlog from Florida which occurs every Tuesday. It represents an increase of 73% from last week. The states reporting the most new cases are: Florida (38,321 for a three-day period), Texas (8,642), California (7,731), Louisiana (6,818), Georgia (3,587), Utah (2,882), Alabama (2,667), and Missouri (2,414). The rolling 7-day average for daily cases is 62,411, up from 12,648 a month ago.


The surge is accompanied by a rapid rise in hospital admissions, particularly in Florida, which reported the biggest one-day increase on record. Nearly 40,000 coronavirus patients are currently hospitalized across the U.S., well below the peak in January but an increase of nearly 11% in one day. Earlier on Tuesday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky urged all Americans to wear a mask in public in high-risk areas. She said the new advice was based on evidence which shows that the Delta variant can spread among vaccinated people, even though the vast majority of people who become seriously ill are unvaccinated.

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He never gets tired.

Dr. Pierre Kory’s Medical Lecture for Physicians and Citizens of Malaysia (O.)

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Article’s a little incoherent, bu the idea is clear.

Omaha Doctor Sees Tremendous Success with Ivermectin as Early Treatment (TSN)

Physicians from around the United States continue to emerge, going public with their declaration of the benefits of ivermectin as an early onset, mild-to-moderate stage COVID-19 treatment. Most recently on KETV 7 Omaha, Dr. Louis Safranek came forth, declaring, “I typically use it in combination with other agents. But I do prescribe it for virtually all the patients who come to be, as part of a treatment regimen, which I think is effective for folks.” The Harvard Medical School graduate has been specializing in infectious diseases for four decades. Having treated nearly 200 COVID-19 patients at home and in the local hospitals here in Omaha, Nebraska, ivermectin is a key medicine tool in the medicine box targeting COVID-19.

TrialSite can assure that the National Institute of Health (NIH) formal policy in fighting the pandemic is to have a comprehensive mix of 1) safe and effective vaccines, 2) branded therapeutics, 3) generic repurposed therapeutics, and 4) sound and locationally relevant public health policy. Of course, industry bias has reared its ugly head in this pandemic as the NIH and the federal government have spent many billions on vaccines and novel investigational therapies while investing probably less than 5% of the portfolio investment in generic repurposed drugs—the NIH happens to be testing ivermectin now as part of the ACTIV-6 program.

In fact, Dr. Safranek shared that not one COVID-19 patient that he has treated with ivermectin and other regimens have ended up on a ventilator or dead. He reports out of about 200 patients, only one ended up hospitalized, making this a very high success. Here in the Midwest plains, Doctor Safranek had an 80-year old Omaha woman who survived two bouts of COVID-19, the second via a breakthrough infection. That is, she got infected even after being fully vaccinated. When she came to the doctor and he treated her with the anti-parasite, FDA-approved drug, she informed, “I was better the next day, not well but better.” She continued that while on the ivermectin regimen, “Each day, I got better, and now I am over it.”

Of course, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, isn’t about to administer its COVID-19 patients with ivermectin. Their position: “Further studies needed to be done to show Ivermectin has utility in the treatment of COVID-19,” reports UNMC Medical Director of Infectious Disease Dr. Mark Rupp. Of course, Dr. Rupp will administer remdesivir to hospitalized patients, even though the drug has some concerning safety signals and the World Health Organization (WHO), on no uncertain terms, declared the drug wasn’t effective based on the results of the Solitary study. UNMC also makes monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) available for the care of COVID-19 patients, and these have shown some promise but they are highly investigational.

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Nothing noble about them. Don’t try to make them that, Slate.

The Noble Lies of COVID-19 (Slate)

The fourth noble lie from government agencies and/or officials occurred more recently. On June 4, using data from February to March, the agency made the case that hospitalizations were rising in adolescents. It tweeted, “The report shows the importance of #COVID19 vaccination for adolescents.” That tweet spurred a great deal of media attention and concern. It was true that hospitalization rates had risen. However, at the time of the press coverage, hospitalization rates in this age group had already fallen again. Numerous commenters immediately pointed out that the “rise” in hospitalization statistic promoted by the CDC was out of date the moment it was highlighted and raised questions about why the CDC would promote a dated statistic, when the organization had access to up-to-date information.

This obvious error was compounded weeks later during a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The committee met to discuss what we knew and did not know about heart inflammation, or myocarditis, that had been linked to mRNA vaccination, and most notable in young men who received the vaccine. During the course of the meeting, representatives of the CDC showed a model that claimed that vaccination of young adults was preferable to the disease itself. There were, however, several concerns with this model. First, it used rates of community SARS-CoV-2 spread that again were out of date. By the time of the meeting, the rates were lower, meaning the benefits of vaccination would be reduced, but the harms remain the same.

Second, it did not consider the risks separately for boys and girls, who appear to have substantially different risk of myocarditis (much higher in boys). Third, it did not consider any middle ground positions, such as only receiving one dose of the vaccine, which provides much of the benefit with far lower myocarditis risk. Instead, the CDC presented zero or two doses as the only options. Fourth, the modeling did not consider natural immunity—i.e., the vaccine’s risk to kids who already recovered from COVID-19 might be the same, but the benefits far lower (as these children have some natural immunity). Finally, the model did not consider the fact that young adults with preexisting medical conditions and those who are otherwise well might have different risk benefit profiles, as the former account for a disproportionate number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Together, these are all information choices made by government agencies and/or officials about vaccination of young adults. Amplifying out-of-date statistics and building a model to support vaccination that has questionable assumptions work to support rapid deployment of two doses of mRNA to all healthy kids aged 12 to 17. That may be the CDC’s policy pursuit, and one we are sympathetic to. However, distorting evidence to achieve this result is a form of a noble lie. Accurately reporting current risks to adolescents, and exploring other dosing possibilities, is part of the unbiased scientific exploration of data.

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I like Taibbi, but why does he have to vent an opinion about other people’s lives and choices? Does he simply not understand what he says?

I’m vaccinated. I think people should be vaccinated

The Vaccine Aristocrats (Taibbi)

On This Week With George Stephanopoulos this past Sunday, a bafflegab of Washington poo-bahs including Chris Christie, Rahm Emmanuel, Margaret Hoover, and Donna Brazile — Stephanopoulos calls the segment his “Powerhouse Roundtable,” which to my ear sounds like a Denny’s breakfast sampler, but I guess he couldn’t name it Four Hated Windbags — discussed vaccine holdouts. The former George W. Bush and Giuliani aide Hoover said it was time to stop playing nice. If you’re going to get government-provided health care, if you’re getting VA treatment, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, anything — and Social Security obviously isn’t health care — you should be getting the vaccine. Okay? Because we are going to have to take care of you on the back end. Brazile nodded sagely, but Emmanuel all but gushed cartoon hearts.

“You know, I’m having an out of body experience, because I agree with you,” said Obama’s former hatchet man, before adding, over the chyron, FRUSTRATION MOUNTS WITH UNVACCINATED AMERICANS: I would close the space in. Meaning if you want to participate in X or Y activity, you gotta show you’re vaccinated. So it becomes a reward-punishment type system, and you make your own calculation. This bipartisan love-in took place a few days after David Frum, famed Bush speechwriter and creator of the “Axis of Evil” slogan, wrote a column in The Atlantic entitled “Vaccinated America Has Had Enough.” In it, Frum wondered: Does Biden’s America have a breaking point? Biden’s America produces 70 percent of the country’s wealth — and then sees that wealth transferred to support Trump’s America. Which is fine; that’s what citizens of one nation do for one another… [But] the reciprocal part of the bargain is not being upheld…


Will Blue America ever decide it’s had enough of being put medically at risk by people and places whose bills it pays? Check yourself. Have you? I’m vaccinated. I think people should be vaccinated But this latest moral mania — and make no mistake about it, the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” PR campaign is the latest in a ceaseless series of such manias, dating back to late 2016 — lays bare everything that’s abhorrent and nonsensical in modern American politics, beginning with the no-longer-disguised aristocratic mien of the Washington consensus. If you want to convince people to get a vaccine, pretty much the worst way to go about it is a massive blame campaign, delivered by sneering bluenoses who have a richly deserved credibility problem with large chunks of the population, and now insist they’re owed financially besides.

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US banned gain of function, Fauci and Daszak exported it to China. Not a complicated story.

NIH Dumped Millions Into Chinese Entities To Study Infectious Diseases (DC)

The National Institutes of Health has doled out nearly $46 million in taxpayer funds to 100 Chinese institutions in the form of subgrants since the 2012 fiscal year to conduct research into infectious diseases, drug addiction, mental health and other scientific fields, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of federal spending data. The NIH’s ongoing funding of Chinese research institutions comes amid growing bipartisan concern in Washington D.C. over the fact that U.S. taxpayers support research in a country that has violated international health regulations, stonewalled a proper investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and that may be in violation of the Biological Weapons Convention.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the NIH subagency led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, provided $6.6 million in taxpayer-funded subgrants to 27 of the Chinese entities, including the Wuhan Institute of Virology, to conduct research into allergies and infectious diseases, subgrant data pulled from USASpending.gov shows. One of the NIAID-funded subgrants, which involved the transfer of $428,000 to a Chinese government-owned institution in 2020 to conduct research into emerging mosquito and tick-based infections, states unequivocally that the U.S. will only receive the research, funded in part by U.S. taxpayers, upon approval by Chinese government authorities.


“Following testing for common pathogens, and then, after approval by the relevant authorities of the Chinese government, a subset of samples will be sent to Washington University in St. Louis for further analysis,” the subgrant description to the Chinese National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention reads.[..] Another NIAID-funded project provided $600,000 in subgrants to the Wuhan Institute of Virology prior to the COVID-19 pandemic to conduct research that involved the genetic modification of bat-based coronaviruses.

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China 1/3, Bill Gates 1/3, Monsanto 1/3. American farmers: 0.

Will Washington Stop China From Buying Up Farmland? (JTN)

China’s effort to unseat America as the world’s economic superpower has a new tactic: It has bought up more than 200,000 acres of U.S. farmland. And while there is bipartisan support for legislation to slow down Beijing’s acquisitions, Democrats have added a new wrinkle. Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), who is leading the legislative charge, says congressional Democrats have removed all references to the communist government of China in an amendment to an agricultural spending bill that originally prevented the Chinese Communist Party’s purchase of American farmland. “[O]ver the last decade, we’ve seen a huge increase in the acquisition of these kinds of assets — farming in particular — by the People’s Republic of China,” he said. “And that, to me, is just a direction that, while we can, we should do all we can to stop.”

With China purchasing the United States’ agricultural assets and becoming more ingrained in the U.S. economy, America might eventually “become dependent on Communist China for our agricultural production,” Newhouse warned. “We don’t want that to happen. We want to stop that in its tracks.” Only six states have agricultural restrictions on China, Newhouse said, “so this is something that I think is desperately needed in our country to prevent China, Communist China, from taking over our agricultural industry.” Newhouse added that the House Committee on Appropriations adopted the amendment through a unanimous voice vote, which is rare for two reasons: being unanimous and passing an amendment from the minority party.


“I think that that tells us that there’s concern across the board [over] the direction that people see China taking,” he said, adding that neither political party wants to see China taking over America’s critical assets, like it has with other countries. Democrats want to include North Korea, Iran, and Russia in addition to China in the amendment, Newhouse said. But North Korea has no money to buy farmland in the U.S., and the other countries haven’t purchased any land in recent years, unlike China.

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Apparently, revoking his citizenship is not final yet.

Assange Attorney Accuses Ecuador Of Foul Play (RT)

Ecuador has revoked Julian Assange’s citizenship, citing alleged inconsistencies with his naturalization documents. A lawyer for the imprisoned publisher claims the decision was made without due process. The WikiLeaks co-founder was informed that his citizenship had been nullified in a letter issued by Ecuador’s justice system, following a complaint issued by the South American nation’s Foreign Ministry. Ecuadorian officials claimed that Assange’s application for naturalization contained numerous inconsistencies, including different signatures, as well as possibly forged documents. Assange also failed to pay fees connected with his citizenship in the country, authorities alleged. Carlos Poveda, Assange’s lawyer, responded to the decision by accusing the Ecuadorian government of turning its back on due process.

The Australian was unable to contest the claims made against him because he is currently being “deprived of his liberty” and suffering from a “health crisis” while locked away at London’s maximum-security Belmarsh Prison, Poveda told AP. The lawyer complained a week earlier that it was “impossible” for his client to properly defend himself under the circumstances, and expressed hope that the case would not be “judged by ‘public opinion’” alone. Poveda said he will petition the government to clarify its decision on the matter. “More than the importance of nationality, it is a matter of respecting rights and following due process in withdrawing nationality,” he said.


Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry insisted that it had “acted independently and followed due process,” claiming that similar concerns about Assange’s citizenship had been raised by the previous government. Assange was granted Ecuadorian citizenship in January 2018, as part of an attempt by then-President Lenin Moreno to help the journalist safely leave the country’s embassy in London, where he had been seeking asylum since June 2012.

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    Paul Gauguin The Vision after the Sermon (Jacob wrestling with the Angel) 1888   • The Vaccine Causes The Virus To Be More Dangerous – Malone (WR
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 29 2021]

    #81307
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    In the end, the worst of this isn’t the virus; it’s us…
    …how to come to gripes with that, is the question…

    #81308
    a kullervo
    Participant

    Education is progress’s main drive. (False)

    University enrollment has grown exponentially during the past fifty years. During the same period human knowledge has had, at best, an arithmetic progression. Meanwhile, two other things have registered a global exponential growth: debt and fiat currency. Corollary: mass education = massive irresponsibility.
    (Mass education is the paradigm of the law of diminishing returns.)

    #81309
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Really looking forward to the commentariat take on Taibbi piece.

    It made my eyes make little screaming sounds.

    Then I just thought to myself – morons.
    Another day in Clownworld.

    #81310
    a kullervo
    Participant

    For how long can a hypochondriac keep sustaining his/her delusion before self-consciousness kicks in? And a legion of them?

    #81311
    Michael Reid
    Participant


    Every major event in my lifetime (and for centuries before this) has been based on a lie or explained away by a lie.

    The Sons of Disobedience

    #81312
    chooch
    Participant

    Hi,

    Long time lurker but given the ADE theme I thought this might be of interest to the community (if it hasn’t already been commented on). This news segment is from New South Wales, Australia. First the Premier speaks followed by the chief health officer, Jeremy MacNulty. There is some Q&A with reporters at the end. At the 6:35 mark Jeremy indicates that those that have been hospitalized “All but one was vaccinated”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46vq4Mn2DUQ

    So, the only pre-existing condition for the 30 year old that died would have been that she was vaccinated.

    Also, you have young people in the ICU that most likely would have faired much better had not gotten the shot.

    Interestingly, the reporters failed to circle back on this.

    Bob Malone’s worst nightmare playing out in New South Wales.

    Time for a permanent walkabout.

    #81313
    Michael Reid
    Participant


    Even domestically, when you think about where our money truly goes, inequality of every sort is only growing more profound, with America’s billionaires ever wealthier and more numerous, while the Pentagon and those weapons-making corporations float ever higher on taxpayer dollars, and the bills elsewhere go unpaid. In that sense, perhaps it’s time to start thinking about the United States as a failing imperial system at home as well as abroad.

    Is This Country Heading for the Exit?

    #81315
    absolute galore
    Participant

    From Microsoft News, advocating harsher measures against the unvaxxed:
    “…in the United States, immunologist Anthony Fauci is already talking about an imminent new coronavirus wave with up to 4,000 deaths a day and is warning of a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” — because too few people in the country are getting their shots….The road to compulsory vaccination would, however, be a long and winding one in legal terms, and an immense challenge. The private sector, however, doesn’t have those shackles,,,Those who denounce vaccination as arbitrary seem to forget and ignore the seriousness of the pandemic: the overburdened hospitals, the collapse of health-care structures, the detrimental effects on the younger generation, which some are already calling the “lost generation,” and the challenging social and economic upheavals. Full article: Opinion: Fundamental rights are not vaccination privileges

    From MSNBC article in Jan 2019:
    Bill Gates: My ‘best investment’ turned $10 billion into $200 billion worth of economic benefit
    Investing in global health organizations aimed at increasing access to vaccines creates a 20-to-1 return, the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist says.

    A “scientific” piece from the New Yorker that presents a rational, calm veneer but still manages to skirt every major issue around Covid 19 and the global response:
    Coexisting with the Coronavirus
    COVID-19 is likely to become an endemic disease. How will our immune systems resist it? By Katherine S. Xue

    #81316
    absolute galore
    Participant

    On vaccines, Gates also had a message for parents who fear side effects as a reason not to get their kids their shots. “It is wild that just because you get misinformation, thinking you’re protecting your kid, you’re actually putting your kid at risk, as well as all the other kids around them.”

    Using measles as an example of a once-dangerous disease that’s easily preventable by a vaccine, Gates warned against complacency.

    “As you get a disease down to small numbers, people forget. So they back off. They think, ‘Gosh, I heard from rumor. Maybe I’ll just avoid doing it,’” he said. “As you accumulate more and more people saying that for whatever reason, eventually measles does show up. Kids get sick. And sometimes they die.”

    #81317
    oxymoron
    Participant

    I notice how Gates, who clearly knows nothing of the second law of thermodynamics or nature or manners or common decency finds himself able to say people wouldn’t vaccinate because they heard some rumour. Must be lonely to think like that.

    Vadana Shiva would put him over her and give his bum a big smack for being so naughty.,

    #81318
    oldandtired
    Participant

    So why not give Americans a tax credit for getting vaccinated? Get the jabs, get $50,000 USD tax credit. Use it as you need it to reduce your income tax? Allow for going back 3-5 years and file amended returns to capture tax paid on your income for those years? And carry it forward until it’s used up? Doesn’t this kind of fit the President’s infrastructure plan anyway? Incentivize getting the jab.

    #81319
    Mr. House
    Participant

    “I like Taibbi, but why does he have to vent an opinion about other people’s lives and choices? Does he simply not understand what he says?

    I’m vaccinated. I think people should be vaccinated”

    The same reason people who didn’t vote for Trump had to say that before defending Trump. TDS is CDS and it all started in 2016

    #81320
    madamski cafone
    Participant
    #81321
    zerosum
    Participant

    @ Veracious Poet
    “No loss, I probably spend far too much time farting around here anyways “

    “We do not delete.”

    However, other words may apply.

    Shun definition, to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid.

    Ignore definition, to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.

    Irrelevant definition, not relevant; not applicable or pertinent:

    Get over it! Don’t go away. Your farts are just as sweet as the rest of us that are gathered here.

    #81322
    John Day
    Participant

    @Robin/Madamski: Cat Stevens, “Where do the children play” ,
    Good choice again. We like the same song again.

    #81323
    zerosum
    Participant

    “We’re getting dragged back into conversations we should have long left behind.”

    The pandemic is over.

    Like a forest fire, there are only hot spots that need to be controlled and extinguished

    The moment that our immune system lose the eternal war/battle with the viruses, then that will be the end of humanity.

    Life is equilibrium

    #81324
    zerosum
    Participant

    Ask Karl if he has been successful in changing society because he shows you the truth with his blogs.

    • Ruin Them (Denninger)

    Also,
    Have you noticed, that even Fox new is having trouble changing opinions of democrats
    (What ever happened to Hunter!
    Is Hunter selling any of his expensive painting)

    #81325
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    John Day

    ““Where do the children play” ”

    A family from the Russian sphere lives in our complex. Theirs are the only sane children in the complex. Physically fit,k nimble, bright, curious, engaging. Whereas all the other kids are weak, overweight, and… just messed up, period.

    Little 10-year old girl was picking blueberiies atop a 6′ high concrete retaining wall. Nimbly stepping over wicked thorny blackberry stalks, carring a teal-bowl to hold the berries.

    Agile, like a cat. Her mother knew she was up there. Trusted her daughter to be careful.

    They shared some berries with us at the pool.

    No place for the kids to play any more except at school or the loucky ones who live in houses in real neighborhoods, and those are also more ruined than not, houses expanded/remodeled to eat up half of the yard.

    #81326
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    A family from the Russian sphere lives in our complex. Theirs are the only sane children in the complex. Physically fit,k nimble, bright, curious, engaging. Whereas all the other kids are weak, overweight, and… just messed up, period.

    Yes, we are clearly heading for an unfortunate tipping-point of some kind. If I have to live in the USA, though, I’m glad I live in Wisconsin, because there’s just enough of a teeny, tiny smidgeon of that old nineteenth-century pioneer-spirit remaining here to make it an island of semi-sanity. (But our Republican politicians are still a bunch of god-awful country-club reactionaries!)

    I truly disdain the “Team Blue” millennials who left in order to get cushy PMC jobs in Chicago, the Twin Cities, or the coasts. I’m not sure how happy I will be to see them return once things in the PMC urban archipelagos start falling apart.

    #81327
    John Day
    Participant

    @Robin/Madamski: We got to play in the t=streets and in the woods, by the creek, chase copperheads and play with fire (if we didn’t get caught). I don’t think our kids played with fire nearly as much as I did, but they turned out OK, anyways.

    #81328
    zerosum
    Participant

    There are Trillions of dollars being printed and spent.

    Did you notice that there is an exponential rise in human sufferings?

    Homelessness is rampart and increasing

    Desperate people invading the southern borders (that only in the USA. Its world wide)

    Trying to survive by people killing each other in the major city

    People are finding ways to avoid physical and mental pain by taking opioids

    Now, tell me what there will be on the other side of this cleansing of our our social/economic structures.
    Do you want to be a survivor or have your descendants surviving this bottleneck.

    #81330
    John Day
    Participant

    last picture of “enhanced” bicyclist window-shopping at Space-X last weekend
    https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/07/antibody-dependent-enhancement.html

    The Archdruid,John Michael Greer (You are approximately HERE.)
    We may have to keep doing this downward grind for the rest of our lives, so we should pace accordingly, though arising-threats will probably be like pop-up ads.
    I don’t believe in perpetual progress, that is, and I also don’t believe in sudden apocalypse. My take is that our civilization will follow the same long rhythm of rise and fall as every previous civilization; that we have in fact passed our peak and are half a century into decline; that the cascading crises and spreading dysfunctions of our time are equivalents of the crises and dysfunctions that forced all those other civilizations to their knees; and that our decline and fall will unfold in the usual fashion over the next several centuries, in a cascade of disasters interspersed with temporary respites and partial recoveries, ending in a typical dark age half a millennium long from which new cultures will rise in turn.​..
    ​ We’re looking at the decline and fall of a civilization, a process that has already been under way for half a century and will take centuries more to finish.
    ​…​First of all, there are plenty of things that can still be done here and now to cushion the process of decline and see to it that as much as possible of the best achievements of our civilization are handed on to the cultures that will build on our ruins. Those things will not be done by people who are still fixated on hopes and dreams of perpetual progress toward a utopian future. (Nor, by the way, will they be done by people who have embraced the belief in instant apocalypse, which is simply another way of evading responsibility for the future.) They will be done, if they are done at all, by those who have shaken themselves free of those delusions, grappled with the harsh reality of our predicament, and aimed their imaginations toward envisioning the best available options in a troubled time.

    What We Can Still Accomplish

    ​ Robert Malone MD, inventor of mRNA vaccines, gets to speak without interruption to Steve Bannon, about Antibody Dependent (viral) Enhancement​. Preliminary data is that those who had Pfizer vaccination carry 10 or more times the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in their noses , compared to the unvaccinated.
    I would call this “Enhanced Carrier State”, which occurs in chicken and Turkey flocks where some have been vaccinated against a deadly avian virus, carry it without much harm, but spread it to the unvaccinated flock, which mostly dies. It looks like this may have happened on the planeload of unmasked, vaccinated Democratic Texas House Members who flew to Washington in a private plane. It appears to have spread among them during their time together.
    “ADE” Antibody Dependent (viral) Enhancement has traditionally meant that vaccination increases the death rate among the vaccinated, which might also be happening, but that’s not quite what this news flurry is about.
    ADE: https://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center/vaccine-safety/antibody-dependent-enhancement-and-vaccines
    Dr. Malone: https://rumble.com/vkfz1v-the-vaccine-causes-the-virus-to-be-more-dangerous.html

    #81331
    absolute galore
    Participant

    Can someone who has a subscription to the NYT paste up the salient points of this piece?

    Ezra Klein
    What if the Unvaccinated Can’t Be Persuaded?

    #81332
    John Day
    Participant

    https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/07/antibody-dependent-enhancement.html

    From across the pond: New US mask guidance prompted by evidence vaccinated can spread Delta
    ​ ​The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Protection spoke on Wednesday about evidence that vaccinated people can spread the Covid-19 Delta variant to others, after the nation’s top health agency expanded on its new guidance that fully vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors in certain places.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/28/cdc-director-new-mask-guidance-vaccinated-spreading-delta-variant

    ​The Enhanced Carrier State will not be televised.
    “NBC News, citing unnamed officials aware of the decision, reported it comes after new data suggests vaccinated individuals could have higher levels of virus and infect others amid the surge of cases driven by the delta variant of the coronavirus,” the USA Today reported in a passage that was later scrubbed from an article.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/usa-today-scrubs-new-evidence-suggesting-covid-vaccine-may-spread-virus

    #81333
    John Day
    Participant

    Yes, you saw it here this morning already…
    Gotta’ ride to work early and do whatever has been accumulating in my short absence.

    ​The Golden State was deemed more high risk than Texas. Indeed, scientists are finding that despite its high vaccination rates, California is seeing more COVID cases than it should.
    ​ ​California and its big coastal cities have embraced vaccines in their effort to beat back the COVID pandemic. But a Bay Area News Group analysis shows that not only are cases rising fast, they are rising in areas where there are more fully vaccinated people. Some of these counties have both among the highest vaccination rates, and the highest new-case rates.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/california-counties-see-covid-cases-rising-most-heavily-vaccinated-counties

    Latest Data Show Efficacy Of Pfizer Vaccine Falls To 84% After 6 Months​ (What shall we do?)
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/latest-data-show-efficacy-pfizer-vaccine-falls-84-after-6-months

    ​Double-Down! ​Pfizer data suggest third dose of Covid-19 vaccine ‘strongly’ boosts protection against Delta variant
    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/28/health/pfizer-third-dose-data-bn/index.html

    #81334
    Noirette
    Participant

    Titles from the last Ilargi post: Vaccine evasion because of mutation, higher COV rates in counties with higher vax rates in the US, Booster vaxes offered soon ..

    this entry has more of the same…such as, The vax causes the virus to be more dangerous…more propaganda for ‘boosters’ .. etc.

    …Were all predicted months ago by many people, ‘conspiracy theorists’ types.

    (Of course the articles are chosen by Ilargi and another blog might give a quite different take, or narrative, via its choice of lead MSM articles, See TAE summary previous, linked, more on that in a minute.)

    Yet, it is the “refusniks” (I am reading a novel set in Revolutionary Russia..) who have made the better predictions.

    This is for a large part due to the fact that, within the open information space, questioners (heh, better than ‘refusniks’) are the ones who have made predictions, while those following the MSM and Gvmt./other directives eschew predictions, e.g. the detailing of expected results, in favor of an appeal to ‘required’ -moral or seemingly so- principles that underpin necessary actions, and refer to ‘models’ (on the whole very simplistic, static and dogmatic, set up to provide rationalisations), as well as to VALUES such as the need to protect older, vulnerable ppl (reminsicent of R2P, an international scam, now deployed on home turf), and the need for “solidarity” to one’s nation, community, —> humankind.

    hmm too long sentence..have to cut/

    So that lot (TAE summary > mainstream) are not keen on predictions and don’t make any. It follows that those who do make predictions will be right roughly half of the time!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsibility_to_protect

    A Tale of Two Narratives

    #81335
    Mr. House
    Participant

    “I once let slip my first-world view of blood feuds to a Kosovan colleague. I took it for granted that an impartial justice system would deal with killings. Surely it was primitive for sons and cousins to carry grudges to the next generation. He was nonplussed. What if the blood feud system was the only justice available? If there is no law-giver or if that law-giver honours his own family ties rather than external concepts of right and wrong, then there is no justice to lean against like some neo-Grecian column or heroic statue standing, robust and impartial, impervious to the changing seasons in the civic square.

    Dimly I perceived another world; one that we actualize, safeguard and vindicate by our own action. A world in which we have no rights except those we voice and defend on a daily basis. One in which positives derive from reckoning what was done, putting it right, burying the grievance and moving on. In contrast, consequences bear down upon us when we fail to put things right. Later I realized this is of clear and present relevance.

    Go back to the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency. It was the aftermath of the 2008 banking crisis. People were livid at the bankers. The financial crisis was no Act of God or 100-year deluge. It was a pump-and-dump using fraud in mortgage-backed securities as the vehicle. It was perpetrated by bankers and insurers — some of the same names as in 1929 like Goldman Sachs — rubber stamped by regulators and ratings agencies.

    The etymology of aftermath is æfter meaning ‘later in time’ and mæð from the proto-Indo-European root me-, meaning the scything or mowing of grass. We never got our aftermath. The bankers never got scythed. Instead, outgoing president George W. Bush bailed out the banks and Obama ensured that borrowers and taxpayers paid the bill.

    We did not put things right, nor address the grievance. We did not move on in light but colluded in dark deceit.

    Give someone an inch and they’ll take a yard, give them a yard and they’ll take a mile. That’s what the bankers did. Failing to punish corruption we generated more. The courts were corrupted, district attorneys were bought and installed (by a financier, George Soros) then the entire Department of Justice shrugged its shoulders at crime. The three-letter agencies turned out to be complicit, and anyone who points the finger at great malfeasance is likely to end in the stocks.”

    https://moneycircus.substack.com/

    #81336
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    @chooch

    Thanks for posting that NSW news segment. I had to listen to it twice at the 6:35 mark to make sure I heard him correctly, but sure enough he said all except one were vaccinated, the one having had only the first dose. It’s becoming more apparent that the US doesn’t have 100% control of the messaging in all of its vassal states. This is a good sign that a tipping point for the narrative may not be far off. We try to do our best here at TAE to hasten it.

    #81337
    Mr. House
    Participant

    “But it goes deeper still. Even your victim — ahem, client — is not entirely stupid. After repeating the same mistake he is likely to learn. So you must gaslight him; keep his points of reference in perpetual motion.”

    #81338
    zerosum
    Participant

    It keeps on repeating with no effects
    Did the wisdom of the ancient prevent the end of social/economic structures?
    How did the wisdom of our ancient religious philosopher help.

    Here are some link to help you make up your opinion.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_philosophers_of_religion
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy_of_religion
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_founders_of_religious_traditions

    #81339
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Following Taibbi a congregation of “Politicians” is a “Baffle.”

    Also adding “writer Thomas Frank’s dreaded “utopia of scolding,” The most horrible oppression imaginable, that of Dolores Umbridge helping and caring.

    His article only echoes co-Rolling Stone writer Kunstler in pointing out nobody listens to the universally-hated Caesar Flickermans of CNN snooting down their nose from 7-figure paychecks being dead-wrong for decades and doing no work. …In their lives.

    Taibbi has to have a purity test or his audience won’t listen to him. Just like he used to by saying Trump was Hitler, but…what they said about him in THIS article wasn’t true.

    As said before, this was done in the 30s in (Eastern) Europe, where politicians had no interest in Jews or anything, but nobody would listen to them unless they did the requisite liturgy of Jew-bashing as an opener. Because they didn’t resist, it became endemic, and self-evident, which was used/leveraged later.

    Tell the truth. The life you save may be your own.

    Congressmen are crying en masse today, collapsing on the floor, rending their clothes like limp-wristed sissies. Good image for the country! Not only will Bubba totally be terrified of them now, but China too! Nice.

    Crying Congressmen: always warms my heart.

    Because she literally died, “Ghost of AOC Testifies before January 6 Committee” –BBee
    Ghosting
    https://media.babylonbee.com/articles/article-9134-1.jpg
    “”I died that day,” she said, ghost tears flowing from her ghost face. “It was horrifying. It was like a medieval war: fighting inch by inch, little by little, trying to push out the invaders. Sadly, while others survived by the skin of their teeth, I didn’t make it.”

    But satire is of course impossible in this environment. She was a mile away and 3 hours ahead of time.

    “Eventually measles does show up”

    Yes, amongst the vaccinated at Yale, and with illegal immigrants visiting DisneyLand. Explain how this works, because with a million visitors crossing the southern border which 15% have Covid and are actively and intentionally bused throughout the United States, I’m confused.

    Roboto: Yes, but also remember that 95% of rural Millennial/Zoomers are in dire poverty far from any of the opportunity in the 12 blessed blue cities. They’ve been beaten like old shoes and don’t have much in common with the Brooklyites. Problem is those 95% of counties also aren’t 50% of the population and even then a lot poisoned with urban media.

    “Ezra Klein: What If the Unvaccinated Can’t Be Persuaded?”

    You dehumanize then murder them all, of course. We’re on step 7 of that plan. It was published decades ago.

    Kosovo: this why Rome fell. People stopped cooperating. Therefore specializing. Therefore having time to get good at things and make them cheap and available. Things like “clothes” and “tools”. Why? Because the “bureaucracy” fell. While I never miss a moment to destroy bureaucracy, what he’s saying is that without Justice, rules, things that are known before hand, generally agreed-upon, appeals and processes that might work, the only possible reaction to almost everything is violence. You feel wronged, either burn down their house or show up with a club and extort justice personally. They do the same. Then no people nor property are safe again and no one bothers to make any. Repeat for 1,000 years, 365,000 days in a row. The End. Is honesty and Logos REALLY so bad? Really, you can’t support it, it’s too hard? That Saxon Vikings are preferred?

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand that’s where we are now if we can’t bring the Insiders to heel on 10,000 counts of theft in rigging markets per day, $23T in bailouts a year. Why work? They’ll just steal it anyway. Own an iPhone and play video games at Starbucks until they burn it. That’s not lazy or illogical: it’s perfectly logical, far more than working.

    Chart: Ah Capitalism. When will you stop polluting the earth unlike people-loving nations of China and the USSR?
    If only we had mandates and made people reduce, maybe they would. But here in the U.S., high prices and worse efficiency refuses to reduce CO2 at all! Oh wait: the OPPOSITE of everything I just said. Even though we use more, we’re better and less destructive in every possible way.

    …Now if only it weren’t because the US and EU do nothing, make nothing, and invent nothing, exporting all their violent, deadly pollution to human slaves. Then maybe it really would mean something.

    #81340
    Archie
    Participant

    @chooch

    I’m wondering how you came by that name? It is a slang term in Italian (derived from ciuccio) and does not have a flattering meaning.

    #81341
    Oroboros
    Participant

    From the clip @RickyLe80284150 Jul 28

    It’s not going to work this time. People are Fed Up

    Were getting closer to a ‘non polite’ resolution of the Plandemic.

    Dr Pierre Kory deserves a Medal

    I heard yet another doctor say in a podcast that Fauci deserves a rope from a lamp post.

    #81342
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Re
    A kullervo
    “ mass education = massive irresponsibility”

    I wonder how much of mass education is “mass indoctrination.”
    My daughter was recognized as “highly gifted” in 1st grade. By the middle of 2nd grade she was attending the school district’s Gifted Learning Center. There she received an amazing education through 6th grade, where she was invited to read anything she wanted, to express herself creatively, critical thinking skills were nurtured, she did a science project of her choosing every year (except 6th, due to Covid,) she was involved collaboratively with other students on group projects, had overnight field trips — in short, it was exceptional. (This was all through the local school district.)

    It was very different for her brothers. One has various psychological diagnoses and was in programs designed to help him function in school. The second had a crappy, run of the mill, public education. The difference was stark. (Of course, *I* encouraged my kids to really think, and am pleased with the result, even in the son who had the crappy elementary education.). My daughter has spent the free time from the pandemic reading, studying the writing of her favorite authors (she is considering a career in writing,) and working on her drawing, with dramatic results. She is a self-starter who chooses her own course of study, pursues self-education in those areas, and it shows — BTW, she is 13.

    I believe that the education received thus far by my daughter is the broad based education that should be the goal for ALL children, not just those identified as “gifted” and (as my domestic partner and I suppose) not just reserved for the children of the parasitic class (aka elites) and those most likely to be right below them as their chosen advisors, tasked with carrying out their wishes.

    But, of course, then we would have too many people (like the young man speaking to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors) who can actually think and understand documents (such as numbers and statistics and the Constitution, et al.)

    #81343
    those darned kids
    Participant

    capitalism is dead.

    we now have covidism*, the fusion of monopolies, glubberments, social media corrals, hordes of frightened humans, and the lynchpin, the hamster wheel of protection “offered” by all of the above.

    seems like extortion to me.

    *“why do what’s right, when you can take what’s left.”

    #81344
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    Regarding China buying USA farmland: aw hell, it’s only money. Time comes (sooner than not, methinks), we’ll have both their money and the land it bought, which is not something you can profitably or even affordably load into shipping containers for overseas shipping.

    In the short run, it’s probably a powerful financial/economic leveraging tool by China, but that’s nothing new. We’ve been selling ourselves to China for half a century. But soil, farmland… you have to invade and occupy a place to own its farmland. Financial markers will move about in the economic arm-wrestle between China/USA, but whatever “ownership” China has of USA topsoil will be fleeting.

    #81345
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    Let me say one of those things I do that make many people want to kick me in the teeth: by the time opposition to a problem becomes ubiquitous and virtually the only problem deemed worth opposing, one is in a crusade, the battle has already been tipped whichever way it’s going to go, and one’s actions per that crusade are now at best a waste of time.

    We’ve not only become an echo chamber, we’ve become so filled with a single topic that you can’t even hear the echoes for the din.

    I’ll ask a question based on the metaphor of Xtian End Times prophecy: now that we’ve covered Plague, which of the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse do we next expect to arrive in a black swan* paradigm-shattering way?
    *apparently, they’re breeding

    #81346
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    Anecdotal observation regarding censorship and such:

    started using duckduckgo as my search engine. Had stuck with google this far to remain in the belly of the beast and see what’s happening.

    The dumbing-down factor has become close to MSNBC level. Same question with duck provided what I used to experience from google. JUst an fyi ground-level grass-root observation.

    #81349
    those darned kids
    Participant

    from cbc: july 20, 2021 [no links allowed pour moi – i tried three different ways]

    Grasshopper invasion described as ‘horror movie’ traps residents indoors in Lethbridge, Alta.

    “One homeowner is questioning whether their family needs to move”

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