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Ivan Aivazovsky Lac Maggiore 1892

 

Two Weeks (Denninger)
Vaccinated And Unvaccinated Individuals Have Similar Viral Loads (Medrxiv)
US Reports Almost 200,000 New Covid Cases In Worst Spike Since January (F.)
Why Are Globalists, Governments So Desperate For 100% Vaccination Rates? (AM)
Twitter Suspends Berenson For Postsing Results Of Pfizer Clinical Test (Turley)
Vaccine Mandates May Be Coming – But Will They Be Legal? (Turley)
French Protests Grow Against Extended Health Pass Scheme (R.)
Rare Earth Metals Have Become A Thorn In The Side Of The Green Agenda (RT)
CDC Still Baffled People Are Paying Attention To Them (BBee)

 

 

 

 

Delta Variant: They have NO idea what COVID variant anyone has unless they take a sample, grow the virus in a suitable cell line, and go through the sequencing process to find out what amino acids mutations have happened. Are they doing that in every patient across the world?

 

 

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@VaccineTruth2 – We think over 500K may have died from the vaccines in the first 6 months of 2021. But there isn’t an excess death bump in the weekly CDC data. But there is a bump in mortician data. So someone isn’t telling the truth. Can anyone help us confirm the anecdote below?

 

 

 

 

Sounds about right. In Britain they already have no idea what to say about falling numbers.

Except for: it’s the vaccines!. But we know it’s not.

Two Weeks (Denninger)

That’s about all their scheme has left, which is why the screaming and threats now. Note that I got jailed by Twatter for wishing that organizations mandating jabs go broke and starve when, in point of fact, they were advancing the very same thing toward their staff: Take a drug or be fired, go broke and starve. Why is this option for them about to expire? They’re about to get lynched and they know it. In another dispiriting setback for the nation’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots. The problem here is profound: The public was sold on these jabs as a solution; you will neither get seriously ill nor will you spread the virus to others if you get a “breakthrough”, therefore if you take the jab you get your life back.

[..] I was asked for evidence when my daughter started kindergarten that her “childhood” series was done, but never again. Not once. Now is it possible that the school had some “back door” access? Maybe. But never was I specifically asked to provide it beyond original enrollment for kindergarten. Never. It would have been stupid, however, for me not to have her get those shots. Why? Because there I can (and did) look at the data and it was trivially obvious that (1) the protection from them was durable, lasting decades if not life-long, (2) the disease(s) in question were in fact truly dangerous to healthy people and (3) the risk of a bad outcome from the jabs were trivially small. That makes the decision easy and you have to be somewhere off into crazyland to have a serious debate otherwise.

We can debate on the sequencing and timing, but not on a serious statistical level as to the rest. I argued before the first jab went into the first arm that none of this was true for this specific jab. There simply was no data to support the first point; three months is not enough time to determine durability and no amount of arm-waving can change that. The disease, by that time, was proved to be of trivial to statistically zero risk when it comes to healthy individuals, especially young healthy individuals, and there are effective and immediate treatments you can choose to use if infected (despite the screaming of many.) And third, the risk of adverse outcomes from the jabs was wildly higher, by several hundred times, that of other commonly used vaccines and this was with active interference in reporting the adverse effect rate.

Those who point to “flu shot mandates” in certain occupations are lying about their effectiveness too. We know that the morbidity and mortality profile from influenza has not been materially altered with the widespread use of flu vaccines. Yes, the CDC claims otherwise, but systemic review has repeatedly found confidence intervals that cross null. Cherry-picking results when statistical significance is not demonstrated with a strong “p” value is fraud. In other words the “mandates”, which in other than health-care workers are all “soft” and always have been (recommendations rather than actual mandates) all stand on the basis that statistically-speaking the flu shot has a vanishingly small risk of doing harm; therefore you can argue that since it’s almost never dangerous there’s no argument against it. That’s very different, however, than making an argument for it.

Finally, the history of attempting coronavirus vaccination is that it never works. We have tried before in both men and beast. We’ve never succeeded. Coronaviruses are notorious for both evading vaccination attempts and with their vaccine candidates being non-sterilizing, which in all viruses put evolutionary pressure on them and result in mutations that evade the protection. The problem with viruses in this regard is that their replication is exponential; while mutational evasion of protection for bacteria with antibiotics typically takes years or even decades to occur because bacteria replicate in a binary fashion, that is 1 becomes 2, which becomes 4 and so on with viruses 1 becomes 1,000 and if that one winds up in recombination due to cross-infection with something else at the same time then while the odds of a productive mutation are no higher than they are with any other the outcome when you get a productive mutation is much more-likely to result in escape and transmission because the replication factor is so large.

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Vaccines are useless.

Vaccinated And Unvaccinated Individuals Have Similar Viral Loads (Medrxiv)

SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617.2 (delta) is associated with higher viral loads [1] and increased transmissibility relative to other variants, as well as partial escape from polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies [2]. The emergence of the delta variant has been associated with increasing case counts and test-positivity rates, indicative of rapid community spread. Since early July 2021, SARS-CoV-2 cases in the United States have increased coincident with delta SARS-CoV-2 becoming the predominant lineage nationwide [3]. Understanding how and why the virus is spreading in settings where there is high vaccine coverage has important public health implications.

It is particularly important to assess whether vaccinated individuals who become infected can transmit SARS-CoV-2 to others. In Wisconsin, a large local contract laboratory provides SARS-CoV-2 testing for multiple local health departments, providing a single standard source of data using the same assay to measure virus burdens in test-positive cases. This includes providing high-volume testing in Dane County, a county with extremely high vaccine coverage. These PCR-based tests provide semi-quantitative information about the viral load, or amount of SARS-CoV-2 RNA, in respiratory specimens.

Here we use this viral load data to compare the amount of SARS-CoV-2 present in test-positive specimens from people who self-report their vaccine status and date of final immunization, during a period in which the delta variant became the predominant circulating variant in Wisconsin. We find no difference in viral loads when comparing unvaccinated individuals to those who have vaccine “breakthrough” infections. Furthermore, individuals with vaccine breakthrough infections frequently test positive with viral loads consistent with the ability to shed infectious viruses. Our results, while preliminary, suggest that if vaccinated individuals become infected with the delta variant, they may be sources of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to others.

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Worldometer reported fewer than 100,000 cases on the same day. And newsnodes.com has 59,000. Cui bono?

US Reports Almost 200,000 New Covid Cases In Worst Spike Since January (F.)

There were 194,608 new Covid cases reported around the U.S. on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University, bringing the seven-day rolling average for new cases above 103,000, the highest it’s been since Feb. 7. More than 48,000 people are now hospitalized with Covid in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which remains well below the more than 130,000 who were hospitalized during January’s record peak. The seven-day rolling average for deaths is around 300, according to the New York Times, up from an average of 175 deaths a day earlier this month.

A number of counties and cities across the U.S. have reversed course after easing restrictions earlier in the pandemic, with several reinstating mask mandates, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control urged people in places with high transmission rates to wear masks in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status, which could lead to more mask mandates. President Joe Biden announced Thursday that his administration will require all federal workers, contractors and members of the military to get vaccinated against coronavirus or submit to frequent testing — a precedent that could add to the momentum for vaccine mandates at private companies and the local government level.

The highly contagious delta variant is now responsible for nearly all Covid-19 cases in the U.S., leading to what public health officials have called a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” But while the vast majority of those being hospitalized and dying from Covid-19 are unvaccinated, concerns are growing over how easily the fully vaccinated might unwittingly spread the virus. A CDC study released Friday found that 74% of cases in a recent outbreak of the delta variant in Massachusetts were among vaccinated people, and they had viral loads as high as unvaccinated people who were infected. The study was a factor in the CDC’s tightening of its masking guidelines.

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I’m not buying into the scary Great Reset thing. They may have the money, but they ain’t got the brains.

Why Are Globalists, Governments So Desperate For 100% Vaccination Rates? (AM)

My concern is that Klaus Schwab’s reset agenda is impossible to enforce in a permanent way unless the human population is greatly reduced over a short period of time (a generation or two). Globalists are constantly talking about population control and reduction. Elites like Bill Gates are famous for it. Is it any wonder that they would devise a plan to institute it? What if, as many experts have suggested, the vaccine side effects create this condition of a diminishing population? What if they are meant to? We will not know for certain for a couple of years at least as autoimmune disorders and infertility take time to become visible in a population. The average timeline for actually diagnosing an autoimmune disorder is 4.5 years. Infertility can take six months to a year to diagnose.

If a large population of millions of people remain unvaccinated after the next couple of years, then they will represent a sizable and undeniable control group. A control group is a group of subjects that act as a pure sample untouched by a drug or vaccine experiment. If the vaccinated group becomes ill or dies from specific conditions and the control group does not have those same conditions, then that is a pretty good sign that your vaccine or drug is poison. The 50% of Americans and smaller percentages in other nations are a control group for the experimental vaccines. If something goes wrong with the vaccines, then we will be the proof. I suspect this is what the elites are really afraid of.

They have to force us to be vaccinated as well – ALL of us, so that there is no control group and thus no proof os what they have done. They could simply blame mass health disorders on covid itself, or some other false culprit. If the vaccines are a Trojan horse that causes widespread illness or infertility, and the globalists get caught because a control group exists, then it will mean outright rebellion along with ropes and lampposts for them. Their “Great Reset” will fall apart. To be sure, this might happen anyway. Vaccine passports are the line in the sand for most people. We are even seeing extensive protests and riots in places like Italy, France, UK and Australia over the draconian passport scheme. The US, though, is where the biggest fight will take place, in my opinion.

We have an armed population, millions upon millions of trained combat veterans and civilians, a military with around 70% conservatives and independents and a historical understanding of asymmetric warfare. As we have seen in places like Afghanistan, tanks, jets, missiles and drones are no guarantee of victory against a guerrilla force. Vaccine passports are not going to happen here. We simply won’t allow it.

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Some things take more than a purely legal view.

Twitter Suspends Berenson For Postsing Results Of Pfizer Clinical Test (Turley)

Just yesterday, we discussed the censoring of a commentator by Twitter for merely expressing an opinion over the need for a “pause” on any federal mandates on Covid-19 as new research is studied. Now, a former New York Times science reporter, Alex Berenson, has been suspended for simply quoting the results from a clinical trial by Pfizer and raising questions over any vaccine mandate. In the meantime, the White House accused both the Washington Post and New York Times of irresponsible reporting on Covid, but surprisingly Twitter has not suspended those accounts. It is the license of the censor. Twitter is unwilling to let people read or discuss viewpoints that it disagrees with as a corporation. Many on the left, however, have embraced the concept of corporate speech and censorship.

It turns out that the problem with censorship for many was the failure to censor views that they opposed. With the “right” censors at work, the free speech concerns have been set aside. I have little ability to judge the science on such questions. However, I welcome the debate. Yet, rather than answer such critics and refute their arguments, many people focus on silencing anyone with dissenting viewpoints like Berenson. Berenson has been effectively confined to Substack by Big Tech due to his discussing dissenting views on the science surrounding Covid-19. His latest offense against Big Tech came when he posted the results published by Pfizer of its own clinical data. He claimed that the research showed little difference in morality between those in the trial with a vaccine and those given a placebo.

[..] Now all three posters (Berenson, The Post, and The Times) were citing studies and accused on not putting them into context. However, only Berenson was suspended. Obviously, none of these posters should be suspended and Twitter should not be enforcing one of the largest censorship programs in history. However, the silence of free speech supports, academics, and journalists to this hypocrisy is deafening. The rise of corporate censors has combined with a heavily pro-Biden media to create the fear of a de facto state media that controls information due to a shared ideology rather than state coercion. That concern has been magnified by demands from Democratic leaders for increased censorship, including censoring political speech, and now word that the Biden Administration has routinely been flagging material to be censored by Facebook.

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No, but there’ll always be a judge who says they are.

Vaccine Mandates May Be Coming – But Will They Be Legal? (Turley)

There clearly are good reasons why many companies and schools demand vaccinations to rejoin workplaces or classrooms. As expected, those rules have been upheld, including a recent favorable ruling for Indiana University. More concerning are those calls to use mandates to make life miserable for anyone who still has doubts. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her citizens that they will have fewer “freedoms” until they consent. Some in the media have echoed these calls, and some private organizations are following the same strategy. The NFL, for example, has been openly making life “a living hell” for NFL players who prefer to be tested but not vaccinated.

For the most part, the motivation behind government and private mandates are hard to litigate. Courts tend to defer to measures ostensibly protecting others from risk of illness; even in criminal cases, the government has been allowed to conduct “pretextual traffic stops” if it can cite an objective basis. There may be new legal challenges ahead, however. First, those with religious or medical concerns can challenge mandated vaccination programs. CNN’s Don Lemon this week called for barring unvaccinated people from offices and businesses, insisting “It has nothing to do with liberty. You don’t have the freedom and the liberty to put other people in jeopardy.” In truth, there are constitutional questions when you force people to take medications or vaccinations that violate their religious beliefs or that fail to satisfy a rational basis.

States also are moving to counter private mandates or to bar mandatory masking rules; Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) just signed an executive order allowing parents to ignore masking orders for their children in the state’s public schools. That could force the hand of the Biden administration on implementing federal mandates or executive orders — a conflict that would raise core federalism issues. The federal government is on shaky ground in mandating hood behavior or inactivity. In 2012 in NFIB v. Sebelius, Chief Justice John Roberts declared that “Construing the Commerce Clause to permit Congress to regulate individuals precisely because they are doing nothing would open a new and potentially vast domain to congressional authority.”

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Hot August for Macron.

French Protests Grow Against Extended Health Pass Scheme (R.)

Thousands of people have protested in Paris and other French cities over a mandatory coronavirus health pass for entry to many public venues, introduced by the government as it battles a fourth wave of infections. Protesters injured three police officers in Paris, a police spokesperson said. The interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, said on Twitter that 19 demonstrators were arrested, including 10 in Paris. It was the third weekend in a row that people opposed to President Emmanuel Macron’s new Covid-19 measures have taken to the streets. The number of demonstrators has grown steadily since the start of the protests, echoing the “yellow vest” movement that started in late 2018 against fuel taxes and the cost of living.


An interior ministry official said 204,090 had demonstrated across France, including 14,250 in Paris. This is about 40,000 more than last week. “We’re creating a segregated society and I think it is unbelievable to be doing this in the country of human rights,” said Anne, a teacher who was demonstrating in Paris. She declined to give her last name. “So I took to the streets; I have never protested before in my life,” she added. “I think our freedom is in danger.” Visitors going to museums, cinemas or swimming pools are already denied entry if they cannot produce the health pass showing they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have had a recent negative test. Parliament approved a new law this week that will make vaccinations mandatory for health workers and extend the health pass requirement to bars, restaurants, trade shows, trains and hospitals.

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No, they’ll destroy the entire agenda. Green equals dumb these days.

Rare Earth Metals Have Become A Thorn In The Side Of The Green Agenda (RT)

Many regions, including within the EU, do indeed have an abundance of these resources. However, they either lack the expertise in extraction and processing, or perhaps more wisely, lack the willingness to destroy and blacken their landscape and poison their citizens. And that brings us to the highly ironic price of the proposed ‘green initiative’ – that of extreme pollution and abject environmental disaster. There are many highly toxic derivatives that come from the extraction and processing of these metals. It is highly disruptive to ecosystems, while releasing hazardous acidic and radioactive by-products into the atmosphere and the water table.

Rare earth ore often contains radioactive thorium, but in order to process, the metal requires an even deadlier cocktail of toxins. Processing a single ton produces 2,000 tons of toxic waste. In Baotou, there is now the world’s largest mine tailings pond. It is a vast death-lake of poisonous, grey, slime, and for 20 years it has been leaking its toxic contents into the groundwater supply. In Bayan Obo, where the Baotou rare earths are processed, sheep grow abnormally (they grow extra rows of teeth, are unable to close their mouths and their wool is ugly). Crops wither and the drinking water has a horrid smell which blackens gums and teeth. Locals die from cancer at an inordinate rate. The mine itself is a massive, apocalyptic black crater – much larger than the lonely nearby apartment block – 1,000 metres deep and spanning 48 sq km. It is a landscape of smoky smelters and dark, lifeless, mud.

China has introduced new, stricter environmental regulatory policies as of late, and is showing signs of simply becoming sick of poisoning its own land and people in pursuit of these minerals. It has attempted to outsource its own production to corporate-colony-mines in Africa, where no doubt – if successful – invaluable rare wildlife already nearing extinction can look forward to poisoned water, radioactive waste, and smoke-stack horizons. Looking at the rare-earth metals situation brings up many tricky and politically unwelcome questions about our supposed low-carbon future. How will we handle waste water for that level of demand? Who exactly will be willing to poison themselves and their land, at the lowest prices going? How can a limited mineral resource be considered a sustainable solution? And how can it be considered environmental when it is one of the most polluting processes imaginable?

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“The CDC is a group of bureaucrats used to working a 9-to-5 job of complete pointlessnes..”

CDC Still Baffled People Are Paying Attention To Them (BBee)

The CDC has once again changed course, recommending that people wear masks indoors, even those who have received the COVID-19 vaccination. Many people have reacted angrily to this decision—greatly confusing the CDC, which is used to being completely ignored. “This whole pandemic has been bizarre for us,” said CDC spokesman Dexter Park. “Normally, we put out recommendations like only cook a steak well-done and only fry eggs over-hard, and people don’t even pay enough attention to make fun of us, so people acting like what we say during the pandemic matters is really confusing.”


The CDC is a group of bureaucrats used to working a 9-to-5 job of complete pointlessness, making lists of recommendations that are fated to be crumpled up and thrown in a wastepaper basket. Thus, the pandemic turning them into experts whose opinions matter has caught them completely by surprise. “People keep saying our suggestions on masking are dumb and make no sense,” said CDC regulator Lyle Howell. “But that’s all of our suggestions on everything. We have to keep making recommendations, though, to justify our existence and get a budget. But no one listens to them—not even us. So can’t you all just go back to ignoring us and stop yelling at us? I’m just here until I get my pension.”

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    Ivan Aivazovsky Lac Maggiore 1892   • Two Weeks (Denninger) • Vaccinated And Unvaccinated Individuals Have Similar Viral Loads (Medrxiv) • US Rep
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle August 1 2021]

    #81710
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Ivan Aivazovsky Lac Maggiore 1892

    Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous…

    #81711
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    The new normal is nsanity…if one is insane, they will fit in nicely…
    If you’re not (insane) then be very very careful to appear otherwise…
    The modus operendi must be guarded…
    Even here in S.E. Asia, the normative is in turmoil; as we struggle with the day to day…
    The message is: Keep on trucking,,, 😉

    #81712
    a kullervo
    Participant

    Vaccines are useless.(?)

    “Vaccines are useless for postponing death; vaccines are useful for bringing death forward.””

    There, fixed it for you.

    This dovetail nicely with the Great Reset crew: maybe they’re not that smart but they have enough brains to deal with the mindless populace (and these can never be underestimated – pls cf. Carlo Cipolla’s The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity.)

    #81713
    absolute galore
    Participant

    I have a few questions I’m curious about.

    1. Is the narrative that fully 80% of the population is not really susceptible to the virus still around, or is that “false news” from “our side?” The only real justification I ever saw for this was the result of how many on the ship Diamond Princess came down with Covid.

    2. This from Denninger. I am not a big fan, and his long sentence kind of garbles things, but the basic question I have is, Iff the virus is mutating to resist vaccines, will the virus also mutate and rapidly become impervious to the effects of Ivermectin once the drug is more widely employed–or even at the levels it is now? The problem with viruses in this regard is that their replication is exponential; while mutational evasion of protection for bacteria with antibiotics typically takes years or even decades to occur because bacteria replicate in a binary fashion, that is 1 becomes 2, which becomes 4 and so on with viruses 1 becomes 1,000 and if that one winds up in recombination due to cross-infection with something else at the same time then while the odds of a productive mutation are no higher than they are with any other the outcome when you get a productive mutation is much more-likely to result in escape and transmission because the replication factor is so large.

    3. If one were to use Ivermectin prophylactically, I assume this means you would never develop natural immunity, and so going forward, as Covid becomes endemic, you would need a continual supply. (I’m already concerned about how to keep mine safe in this heat and humidity–no ac.) I’m over 60. In five years time, who knows what kind of availability there might be. I’m thinking better to take the chance of infection earlier, then take medicine to get better. I assume the body would at least create some antibodies during that time, or would Ivermectin cut that process off if taken as recommended, at first sign of symptoms?

    #81714
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Way to much of this in the world – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interlocking_directorate

    #81715
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    @absolute galore
    Participant

    3. If one were to use Ivermectin prophylactically, I assume this means you would never develop natural immunity, and so going forward, as Covid becomes endemic, you would need a continual supply.

    No link, but I have read IVM does NOT surpress immunity to covid when used prophyilacticly

    #81718
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @oxy: interesting link. Thank you.

    #81720
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Delta: Not that I trust the tests much, but playing along, isn’t the PCR test theoretically genetic? (Except how it finds a completely different organisms too?) Therefore it could distinguish variants if it worked?

    Maybe I’m wrong. Of course growing it would be far more certain, but pretty sure you’d have to gene-sequence it again since they’re practically identical.

    My guess is they have a sequence “TGAGCTTAGCCTA” etc, And the PCR marks positive if there is a “T” anywhere in the code. …Hey, they said it matched a sequence. We’re not lying! Not my fault if papayas have a “T” somewhere in their genetic code too. You’ve seen these guys act: is my reading on this really that far off?

    There were 194,608 new Covid cases reported around the U.S. on Friday,”

    Speaking of. But yesterday’s chart already showed Delta rising sharply (thanks to broken tests perhaps) but deaths not moving at all. A casedemic. Bait-and-switch in language, like other con artists, and they know it:

    The seven-day rolling average for deaths is around 300, according to the New York Times, up from an average of 175 deaths a day”

    So why are you writing the article? 300 whole people, or 60 per state with most aged over 80? However will the hospital system handle it?

    Call out the Army, the Navy, and Smoky the Bear! Stab that kid in the umbilical cord, don’t take any chances with numbers like that. People over 80 dying? When did this start? When will it end?

    Yeah. So. Tired. But hopefully like he says, two weeks. (it’s always longer). They’re getting blown apart pretty good at this point.

    “Twitter Suspends Berenson for Postsing Results of Pfizer Clinical Test (Turley)”

    They had that elsewhere too. And what was the guy’s offense? He reported the news, as so, and said “this isn’t the vaccine behavior they promised.” That’s it. Poor Tim Pool is at wit’s end, because data is changing (that is, flip-flopping) hourly – gee, is that “Science”? – and so two opposite articles are usually posted at the same time. BUT! If you quote one article from the NYT, and then quote the OTHER article from the NYT, you get banned for “misinformation” by the NY Times. You know: just like RussiaGate.

    So if you READ THEIR PRESS RELEASES verbatim, you get banned. If you read their stories, you get banned. Why? Duh! Because we ban our enemies and never ban our friends. I don’t care what they say, how many women Weinstein takes home, how many planes Epstein takes, how many cases Wray fabricates, how many violations of national and international law Pelosi or Bush or Albright make, they’re our friends and nothing they do is wrong. Just as Comey said: every crime was confirmed to be committed, and no reasonable person who wants to stay in the Club will ever prosecute them. Suck it, peasants. Laws for thee. Or not, I’ll make them up! Make me stop!

    “French Protests Grow Against Extended Health Pass Scheme (R.)”

    They have the dumbest warfare ever. I wonder what brought them to this? They have set a battle that demands the control of TIME, while all the other side have to do is create a small, steady delay. That is a straight up losing plan. Not that there won’t be many casualties.

    As this passes, we can return to real subjects like the several million evictions Biden’s overseeing today. Or his new – how many? – wars? They’re not reported, so I can’t tell. At least Yemen and Ethiopia, right? With an option on Cuba and Sudan? And 80 million American people including and especially Progressives?

    “Rare Earth Metals Have Become A Thorn In The Side Of The Green Agenda (RT)”

    Trying to be positive, there may be a space age solution to space age materials. They have developed a method to liquefy rock (like fracking), then use frequency to decouple the ore from the background and pump and filter it. This is only with certain metals now, I think, and barely operational, but RE’s are metals, and you can see you could walk up to a hillside, jam in the pipes, and largely remove the toxic RE’s without disturbing the whole mountain. …Of course they would then be out in the world ready to catch on fire and have the fire brigade wash them into the river, but it solves an important problem.

    Personally, shouldn’t do this until you have a responsible cradle-to-grave system, like aluminum has. I’m not asking the world, it can be somewhat slack. But that would require doing less, meaning selling less, having less, less profit and less taxes, with longer product lifespans, the opposite of everything we stand for as we turn off analog TV and flip Nokias.

    A 1920 tube ham radio works like the day it was made. So could a Model A. People still use 1935 International tractors which can run on kerosene. You don’t HAVE to be jerk to the world. But it would require careful forethought. The energy investment on that tractor was probably recovered by 1955, where everything after that drops merely to fuel and tires.

    So go get that Lamborghini and save the world.

    LamboMoon
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    #81721
    Boogaloo
    Participant

    @absolute galore
    @V.Arnold

    Re #3: No data, but I recall an article that Covid antibodies in India are much higher than expected in the general population, which suggests, but does not prove, that it might be possible to develop immunity while taking Ivermectin prophylactally. Maybe so, maybe not.

    #81722
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Not all stops create surviving variants. Best example: soap and water. Bacteria haven’t found a way around this, why? Because it attacks them on pH and the size of their cell walls. Unless bacteria want to change so much they’ve converted from the size of lawn darts to a battle tank, they cannot outrun this variety of attack. Same with silver, for instance, it’s reactive.

    Ivermectin we don’t know the method, but it appears it causes improved cell function in relation to zinc, etc. So let’s say what’s happening is it’s not KILLING the virus, it’s ENHANCING your body’s immune system. –Yes the opposite of everything western medicine stands for: never make people healthy, only make them not-sick, then wander away. So your body, being more healthier-er, takes out the virus itself, but therefore IT has the immunity, not like using bleach-wipes or something. So IT is trained to recognize CV later, which is ideal. And you’re also healthier in the immune system later, which is ideal.

    So it’s very hard to outrun and for some reason all life works together and not against. Almost universally, invasive species take over, but then back up and shrink to the ecosystem, Japanese beetles, ladybugs, Japanese Knotweed, kudzu (Is Japan after us?). Same with disease: it exists, we don’t usually erase them, yet it stops being so severe for reasons we don’t comprehend, like malaria that killed everyone in the U.S. from landing until like 1900. Then mostly didn’t, and shrank steadily after WWII until it hardly exists today. They said Florida, D.C. would be uninhabitable because of it. They’re not.

    What is this? Personally, they are the “Implicate Order” the Intelligent Design of the overspirits of these various life-channels hashing it out until everyone can co-exist. If they didn’t, it’s obvious life would derail pretty much constantly, erasing life on earth as thoroughly as when the oxygen flip happened https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/origin-of-oxygen-in-atmosphere/
    But this never happens.

    The gods and angels are out there, pushing and pulling. You’re not supposed to see them as it would ruin the show, but you can if you want to. There are ways backstage if you want to.

    Anyway, no, only the (some) vaccine method causes this particular problem.

    #81723
    those darned kids
    Participant

    unfortunately, the rarest of earths is the one we are using up way too fast.

    #81724
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @darned kids: you come up with a lot of awesome one-liners, too many to acknowledge each of them, but they are all appreciated. 🙂

    #81725
    graffiti
    Participant

    Ivermectin was derived from soil bacteria….soil bacteria live symbiotically with plants….each one scratches the others back etc. Ivermectin protected it’s host plant by destroying any viral, bacterial nematodal or fungal attack and in return received sugars from the plant. The same thing goes on in our own guts. We get access to vital trace nutrients due to a symbiotic relationship with our gut bacteria. These bacteria are part of our immune systems. Adding ivermectin makes sense.

    #81726
    russellnblbs
    Participant

    I can’t fathom how they will be able enforce mandates when it is blazingly obvious to everyone, and even told right at the start by the companies that made them, that the vaccines do not, can not, were never designed to, stop covid spreading. It is the most singularly illogical thing I’ve ever seen and the sheer blind insanity of it boggles the mind. There is absolutely no safety benefit to any workplace of having their employees jabbed, and in healthcare it is actually more dangerous to lessen the symptoms (which it doesn’t even do) of your employees because then they will be more likely to spread the disease to patients. From chats with other people even those who have got jabbed are asking questions about any sort of workplace mandate, as everyone is by now aware that the jab doesn’t stop it spreading. If they go through with us it really is reaching late soviet levels of eye rolling at the government and perhaps a sign that their downfall is close.

    #81727
    madamski cafone
    Participant
    #81728
    oxymoron
    Participant

    upstateNYer – no worries – it is fascinating to see how corporate ties work structurally.
    Dr D. I literally have my tractor arriving in 2 weeks with 4 in 1 bucket, three point linkage, back hoe and auger. The photo you put up is almost the definition of form and function.

    #81729
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    I’m not buying into the scary Great Reset thing. They may have the money, but they ain’t got the brains.

    Which puts you in line with Kunstler. I tend to agree and certainly hope you’re right. However, I was reminded of this quote from Jacques Attali who was an advisor to French President François Mitterrand and the first head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. It suggests that dreams of pandemics to reduce the population have been going on for quite some time. The late Prince Philip is reported to have said that he didn’t believe in reincarnation, but that if he were to come back, he would like to be a nasty virus which would wipe out a large proportion of the world population.

    When I googled the quote, Snopes kindly informed me it was fake, of course, I don’t know whether Snopes is telling me the truth either, so make of the quote what you will.

    ”The future will be about finding a way to reduce the population. We start with the old, because as soon as they exceed 60-65 years, people live longer than they produce and that costs society dearly. Then the weak, then the useless that do not help society because there will always be more of them, and above all, ultimately, the stupid.Euthanasia will have to be an essential tool in our future societies, in all cases. Of course we will not be able to execute people or build camps.

    We get rid of them by making them believe that it is for their own good. Overpopulation, and mostly useless, is something that is too costly economically. Socially, too, it is much better when the human machine comes to an abrupt standstill than when it gradually deteriorates.

    Neither will we be able to test millions upon millions of people for their intelligence, you bet that! We will find or cause something a pandemic targeting certain people, a real economic crisis or not, a virus affecting the old or the fat, it doesn’t matter, the weak will succumb to it, the fearful and stupid will believe in it and seek treatment. We will have made sure that treatment is in place, treatment that will be the solution. The selection of idiots then takes care of itself: You go to the slaughter by yourself.” Jacques Attali (1981) from his book Verbatim

    Then there’s a recent quote from tony nosferatu blair saying that they have their people in place everywhere. So maybe they don’t have the brains, but perhaps with all their money they could buy some.

    #81730
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    Clarification: Snopes said that the Attali quote was fake, not the Prince Philip one.

    #81731
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @polder: if the Attali quote is from his book (Verbatim) it can be verified through that source, I would think? I checked amazon and the book is sold there, but it’s in french. I’m an ignorant American. I don’t speak french. 🙁

    #81732
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    “I’m not buying into the scary Great Reset thing. They may have the money, but they ain’t got the brains. • Why Are Globalists, Governments So Desperate For 100% Vaccination Rates? (AM)”

    Nor do I but that doesn’t answer the headline’s question. The question has been in my mind since yesterday morning.

    First, we don’t know that they’re driving for 100% vakz rate. They are surely driving for all the vakzinations they can rack up, but it is mere assumption that they want 100% other than they’re greedy, maniacal, and what pitcher doesn’t dream of pitching a no-hitter?

    from the Zero Hedge article:

    “They have to force us to be vaccinated as well – ALL of us, so that there is no control group and thus no proof os what they have done. They could simply blame mass health disorders on covid itself, or some other false culprit. If the vaccines are a Trojan horse that causes widespread illness or infertility, and the globalists get caught because a control group exists, then it will mean outright rebellion along with ropes and lampposts for them. “

    He says globalists but refers to Westerndom. GLobalism being global, there will remain a “control group” even if Euromerica and associate nations achieve 100% vakz rates. I’ve heard, for example, of a place called Africa. It is not possible to create a total communication shutdown, and the conditions created by attempts to create such a thing would reset the resetters big time as society would collapse faster than an imploding star.

    So I think we can dispense with the 100%/zero control group idea, even tempered realistically into 99%/tiny control group.

    Another model of explanation I know of is DENIAL. Double-down on the lie. Pretend you’re not fucking up. Pretend that your ship is not sinking, because you’re the King of Wishful Thinking

    “The CDC is a group of bureaucrats used to working a 9-to-5 job of complete pointlessnes..” is kInd of the cornerstone of any understanding of Big Picture understanding of government.

    Between these notions lies the idea of controlled population decimation, which I think is a sound conspiracy theory. If TPTB can sign off on the amount of mechanical military slaughter that we’ve inflicted since Sam became our Uncle, via a bureaucracy incapable of morally apprehending itself for being too busy reading memo minutiae, it can surely sign off on a bit of population reduction that doesn’t destroy real estate, only people and institutions.

    A planned demolition? Quite possibly. Why, I’ll even tango with quite likely. But being planned doesn’t mean that what’s happening is part of the plan, much less that the Plan is going according to Plan. The Big Picture/Deep State conspiracy theorists/theories that seem most credible to me lean to the idea that the plan was befuddled, accidents happened, bugs got loose too soon in a manner difficult to track for purposes of control: the tiger you wuz riding by the tail got loose and left you in the cage.

    I suspect Putin knows what he’s doing pushing for maximum voluntary vaccination. (A genuine vaccination is measured in cc’s; a vakzinatin is measured in kilo-zaps;) )

    I know for certain that I am very proud of myself for helping my wife believe in me more than the medical establishment, and is therefore not vakzinated despite considerable office pressure in a medical establishment albeit the clerical side..

    “and now word that the Biden Administration has routinely been flagging material to be censored by Facebook.”

    That’s good news to me. They’ll make poor choices even with AI assistance.

    Dr. D mentioned Smokey. Here is an example of how much we rely on shaming people to do what we think is right rather than encouraging them to do what is good:

    Smokey sez:

    The message is coupled with Personal Responsibility: Only YOU can Prevent…. not anymore. Lightning strikes drive most of today’s fires. But The Message is delivered: YOU are BAD. Modernity has taken the worst of Xtian Fallen Man shame and coupled it with secular humanism’s bootstrapped Personal Responsibility (mostly in group lockstep, of course), and managed to create a homeless serf society whose peasants are perhaps more beguiled and befuddled than medeival peasants in France. (But I have a sign in my front yard that says Saxon Peasants Matter!)

    #81733
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    WES: so kind of you to ask about the novel.

    Here is a snippet of Eleanor, madamski’s original:

    Carlton and Eleanor lay down for that nap. After awhile, Carlton gets into his recliner. At his age, sleeping flat too long feels like being fitted for a coffin. It awakens Eleanor. She lays in bed and wanders shadowland, visiting forgotten memories. Not entirely forgotten, but missing crucial details to inform her why the memory is strong enough to have survived so many years. She has spent much of the past several years watching memories erode. Her relationship with memory has acquired a forensic aspect: what happened? Whodunnit?

    When Jerome passed, she didn’t want to deal with things anymore. She lay in bed a lot, too much, and cultivated a twilight consciousness, sort of a lucid dreaming state, that was the root of most of her Alzheimers, really.

    She has a vast chest in the back of her mind, a huge wooden bureau with drawers, big as a museum, small as a china hutch. Inside are glass baubles, most of them tear-shaped, giant oval marbles with cat’s eye memories inside them that she doesn’t know what to do with, can’t see how they fit into her lifeline, can only feel. Definite specific feelings, without accompanying explanatory details. Unsettling.

    She finds herself in a rocker with a collection of glass memories in her lap that she pets like kittens. It startles her, awakens her fully. Then she remembers Geneve. She ought to call her. She thinks of Carlton, thinks about all those medications he probably hasn’t taken since she arrived. She realizes both Carlton and Geneve need her.

    Being needed is nice. An old familiar feeling that defined most of her years. Now it feels awkward. Nice but nervous. The bravado of making love and reclaiming herself has worn off, and she is just a scared old woman who goes into the living room, gets comfy on the couch, and watches Carlton snore, dentures rattling like venetian blinds.

    He is such a frail old thing. How can she take care of him? Remember, please, that Eleanor is in no shape to handle so much mental clarity. She’s like the girl unexpectedly elected head cheerleader. She can hardly care for herself.

    Wrong. She can care for herself. She can care for Carlton. She can care for Geneve. Carlton has an old grandfather’s clock. Ticks and tocks. Needs winding. Like her, like Carlton. Neither of them can make it alone, even with each other. They need someone to wind them up and keep them on time.

    She can care. She was surprised how badly losing Jerome buried her in herself, weakness not being her strong suit. It’s time to be herself again. Her new old self. Not take charge, her typical mo, but just take care.

    Take care, she whispers to Carlton. I’ll take care of you but you have to take care of me. I’m losing my mind, you know.

    “Yes, Joan,” he murmurs in his sleep. His third wife. She tries to ignore it but it won’t let go.

    Tip-toeing over to Carlton, she kisses him and whispers, “I’m Eleanor, you dope.”

    “Yes dear.”

    She thinks about calling Geneve, but that’s too much for now. So old, she is, so old… as she drifts off, she hears her father say, Little girl, you’ve had a busy day. Time for bed.

    It wakes her up enough that she soon finds herself wandering the shadowlands. She crawls up into the lap of a memory of her dad and goes to sleep as he rocks.

    Asleep, Eleanor dreams about the shadowlands. Real dreaming, not twilight conscious lucid dreaming. In her dream, she finds a pair of knitting needles that she somehow knows will knit together things like glass memories. Memory marbles become skeins of glass yarn. It looks a frightful mess but she can not only knit with her eyes closed, she can knit in her dreams, a handy combination.

    The result is something between a beaded glass curtain and an afghan. It prisms her memories into even more confusing shapes but she likes it. They’re her orphans, and she will love them as she made them. She doesn’t remember the dream later upon awakening, but remembers the moral: these memories, what’s left of them, and what you do with them, are yours. Might as well love them. If you forget who your husband is, love him anyway.

    #81734
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/brandon-smith-why-are-globalists-and-governments-so-desperate-100-vaccination-rates
    or

    Why Are Globalists And Governments So Desperate For 100% Vaccination Rates?


    By Brandon Smith

    propaganda
    bureaucrats and media talking heads go on the attack
    give illusion
    being misled

    restrictions
    control information
    control demonstrations

    wars not reported
    impotent journalist

    herd/natural immunity
    various life-channels hashing it out until everyone can co-exist
    symbiotic relationship with our gut bacteria

    it is actually more dangerous to lessen the symptoms

    Fact check required

    ” death rate of covid is a mere 0.26% of those infected (this is a stat that the media consistently and deliberately refuses to mention to the public). This means that 99.7% of the public is in NO danger from covid whether they are vaccinated or not.”

    ” needed 70% herd immunity”

    “The mainstream media and the globalists will argue that there is “no evidence” that the mRNA vaccines will cause deadly side effects or infertility. I would argue back that there is NO EVIDENCE that they are safe.”

    “the truth that the lockdowns, mandates and vaccines were never about safety and were always about control – from social control to population control.”

    reducing population – depopulation

    “Compare Death rate of war, poverty and other causes”
    “death rates of cigaretes – cigarettes, which kill ~500,000 people in the US EVERY year.”

    “The conflict between China and the US is fabricated for the benefit of the public.”
    Search “depopulation quotes” – About 1,700 results

    REMEMBER; IF YOU’RE READING THIS, YOU ARE THE RESISTANCE!

    #81735
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    “A 1920 tube ham radio works like the day it was made.”

    Be sure and replace thw capacitors before you fire that vintage wonder you found in a yard sale. Fry the works, it will, an old capacitor. Throw straight 110 voltage through those tubes, it will.

    #81738
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    “Re #3: No data, but I recall an article that Covid antibodies in India are much higher than expected in the general population, which suggests, but does not prove, that it might be possible to develop immunity while taking Ivermectin prophylactally. Maybe so, maybe not.”

    Different biiological mechanisms. Ivermection deals with the effects of certain symptoms of illness. Anitbodies should still develop while sick using Ivermectin.

    Prophylactic can be misleading in this case. Ivermectin doesn’t prevent infection, it prevents symptoms when used adroitly and early enough. You might think of Ivermectin as major crowd control, and vaccines as secret police.

    #81739
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    “Same with disease: it exists, we don’t usually erase them, yet it stops being so severe for reasons we don’t comprehend, like malaria that killed everyone in the U.S. from landing until like 1900. Then mostly didn’t, and shrank steadily after WWII until it hardly exists today. They said Florida, D.C. would be uninhabitable because of it. They’re not.”

    DDT. Swamp drainage. Not immunity.

    #81741
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    “I realized that as soon as I posted but didn’t attempt an edit. I am sorry. It was unfair.”

    Day to day, I spiritually live not by the Babble or Tao te Chink but by the aphorisms on Yogi (brand name) herbal tea bags. One of the best tells us to congratulate ourselves for making a mistake and recognizing it. I can’t possibly agree more with this than I already feel.

    I think you deserve applause not just for the usual reason: ‘manning up’ to your mistake, but even more, the rapidity with which you recognized it. Self-awareness leads to self-mastery, says Yogi tea bag, and so do I, who am genuinely impressed.

    awes paws

    #81742
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    So does anybody else have this undefinable feeling that shit’s about to go down in a major way in the very near future? They’ve been papering over any problems with printed money for so long now that I’m usually inclined to dismiss any such feelings out of hand, but when I was at work at the grocery store yesterday, I just had this foreboding that was stronger than the usual foreboding. And no, I can’t really say exactly what “shit going down” will involve.

    #81744
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    We are the resistance!*

    (not to be confused with “#TheResistance(TM)”)

    #81748
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @mister: yes, I have that feeling. I was hoping it was being caused by the stress of my current life situation. But since you and I don’t live together and you feel it, too, it must be something else. I’m getting more than a little weirded out right now.

    Thanks for the puppy, madam.

    #81755
    Rototillerman
    Participant

    @Phoenixvoice: did you remove the comment with the link to your ivermectin song? I wasn’t quick enough to listen last week, and when I search now in the vicinity of July 25th all I can find is John Day thanking you for the song. I wanted to include it in my radio show for the coming week, if you would be comfortable with that. I can be reached at taes@spamgourmet.com to discuss. Thanks.

    #81769
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    I wonder whether there will be legal challenges to vaccine mandates based on pre-existing immunity. What is the legality of upholding a vaccine mandate when the unvaccinated person can show proof of prior infection followed up with positive antibody test results and/or memory T-cells to Covid? That isn’t a religious exemption, and it isn’t what is usually thought of for a medical exemption.

    #81770
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    So can I post again or is the “non-edit” function going to keep me on the spammer flypaper forever?

    #81771
    laffin_boy
    Participant

    Tom Luongo is suggesting that the authors of our current insanity – the Davos degenerates – are getting nervous and have no choice now but to come further out from behind the curtain since a stubborn irrational majority hasn’t swallowed their KoolAid yet.

    “The panic many will feel will be real but the question is who is actually panicking? At every turn the Biden Administration lost major political battles in the past week……It ensures the anger and frustration over the direction of the country post-Trump will be unstoppable come the mid-term elections despite even the expected voter fraud next fall.”

    “We can count on that…….But the bigger question I have now is whether or not <B>we’ll actually have those elections</B> if it looks like we’ll have a landslide on the populist side of the political ledger?”

    “So, the odds rise everyday that they will suspend elections in Germany or France as a trial run for next fall’s mid-terms.”

    “If you don’t realize that the Delta Variant only exists to make the excuse to cancel any election that is set to go against Davos then you really aren’t paying any attention at all.”

    “The ride from here will only get worse and our only recourse is to look to shoring up our local communities rather than hope for any saviors at the ballot box.” “The rules have changed.” “Democracy has been outlawed and the courts neutralized.” “The push for total control over your movement, your thoughts and your basic right to make your way in the world is no longer protected by law.”

    “In fact, the law is openly hostile to your very existence.” “Just ask Australians and Canadians.”

    ”The storm created by Davos has made landfall. The next two months will tell us just who is and who is not still on their payroll or is compromised by them.”

    <b>”Either way, we’ve run out of time to prepare.”</b>

    His post is here.

    Meanwhile our French cousins are hitting the streets to reclaim their “rights” while we perpetually pampered Anglos spend our days online in our PJ’s whining to our virtual friends about how there’s “nothing we can do” and the awful injustice of it all….

    #81772
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I strongly caution against trying to use the “edit” function on WordPress’s janky, kludgey software. Not only can I not edit anymore, it put me in spammer-jail so I couldn’t post anything for a little bit when I tried it. I tried logging out and then logging in again on a new tab, but I don’t know if that worked or if Raul just let me out of the trap. Sometimes I really think these young techies who are going to “improve” everything have really ruined the Internet for everybody else.

    #81775
    Rototillerman
    Participant

    @Phoenixvoice: Oops, wrong email address.

    taes.klieb@spamgourmet.com

    #81776
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Re: Rare earth metals….green article

    Of course. Because the wealthy environmentalists can’t tolerate a world where they don’t continue to have every current convenience and more, and where they don’t occupy the same privilege they currently enjoy or better.

    I believe that a “green revolution” is possible — but to really do it, the globalists would have to completely give up on planned obsolescence. We cannot do it at our current level of technology and continue to create as much waste as we currently do. Our culture is incredibly wasteful — we extract all of these resources, adulterate them in complex ways, with no plans to recover the resource at the end of the cycle. The logic behind this system is stupefying.

    The way we build homes is crazy. I visited Mesa Verde last week. Those people had limited wood resources up on top of the mesas. So the eventually built their homes out of stone, rather than out of sticks and mud. Guess which ruins are the most exciting to visit today? (Spoiler – it isn’t the foundations of the wood and mud homes. They also had a nasty habit of catching fire.). If a home is within or near a forest, wood construction makes sense. In the desert regions of Arizona…why are all the new homes made of wood when there is no forest for miles and miles?

    It all comes back to our economic system and the stupefying choices made in its name.
    I’m not suggesting that all we need to do is throw away less and build our homes from local resources (although those are some changes that need to happen.). I am suggesting that to solve the problem of environmental crisis we must have an entirely different framework of values that we use to solve our everyday needs – be they housing, communication, etc.. And the global parasitic class is an obstacle to creating the value framework that is required.

    #81777
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    @Dr.D: “The gods and angels are out there, pushing and pulling. You’re not supposed to see them as it would ruin the show, but you can if you want to. There are Ways backstage if you want to.” Yes. We’ve had backstage passes all along, but were too busy on the main stage to SEE…you WILL if you want to.


    @madamski
    : the snippet is jewel. Detailed and complex, real in an original and monumental way. Can’t imagine an entire novel (I would be exhausted by the end). Perhaps more effective as short stories/chapters? With great original art (for each segment) as an accompaniment? The selection offered here is enough to want contemplate as a stand-alone experience – and then translate into real life.

    The snapshot comparison of the RIDERS – 1970 vs. 2020 is truly funny. Who did we think we were? Who have we become? Let’s laugh at ourselves! If we do it will set us FREE. If we defend it will only continue to separate and divide.

    #81779
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    ““The gods and angels are out there, pushing and pulling. You’re not supposed to see them as it would ruin the show, but you can if you want to. There are Ways backstage if you want to.””

    I’d missed this one. Dr. D often delights me with his charmingly vaudevillian constructs.

    “the snippet is jewel. Detailed and complex, real in an original and monumental way. Can’t imagine an entire novel (I would be exhausted by the end). ”

    Thank you, luv. It has lots of shits’n’giggles to leaven the bread and lighten the load.

    “Perhaps more effective as short stories/chapters? With great original art (for each segment) as an accompaniment? The selection offered here is enough to want contemplate as a stand-alone experience – and then translate into real life.”

    There may be a way to do it like many of Dickens’ novels, and much 20th century pulp fiction, was published: in installments. Cross that bridge when I get there.

    E-Z Rider vs Segway Zombies:

    2 rides

    “Two riders were approaching…”

    P.S. I notice that the two Masked Marauders are for once not staring at their handroids.

    #81782
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ absolute galore

    1. Is the narrative that fully 80% of the population is not really susceptible to the virus still around, or is that “false news” from “our side?” The only real justification I ever saw for this was the result of how many on the ship Diamond Princess came down with Covid.”

    I remember two studies mentioned on TAE that addressed this. One corroborated the 80%/20% narrative, the other was a lower percentage, don’t recall it as clearly, maybe around 60%/40%? Perhaps someone else here has the links handy…I have over a hundred bookmarks that I intend to archive the contents of…eventually. (Hope they are still there when I get to it.)

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