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René Magritte Empire of light 1950

 

Stupid Is Supposed To Hurt (Denninger)
Only Half Of Israelis Want A Third Covid-19 Vaccine Shot (JPost)
233 Staff at 2 San Francisco Hospitals Test Positive in July (NW)
Pfizer, Moderna, Hike Prices For Covid Jabs By Up To A Quarter For EU (RT)
Apple Removes Dating App For The Unvaccinated (RT)
Is Covid-19 On The Run In The UK? (G.)
Experts Fear Unlocked UK Could Become Incubator For New Covid Variants (CNBC)
Major Unions Push Back Against Biden’s Vaccine Mandates (ZH)
Kamala Harris A ‘Historically Unpopular’ VP (RT)
Keeping Freedom Alive (Craig Murray)

 

 


Fort Mill South Carolina 1902. Smallpox, an actual vaccine.

 

 

The Sake of Freedom

 

 

But can my stupid hurt someone else please?

Stupid Is Supposed To Hurt (Denninger)

I’m getting reports from all over the place, including on my forum and mailbag. Nurses are walking out en-masse over vaccine mandates in hospitals and other care settings. This of course leads to demand shifting to other places where they haven’t done so (yet), but that’s a problem too because they’re short-staffed as well. This isn’t a big deal — other than wildly increasing wait times — until and unless you have something going on where waiting could kill you, such as a heart attack. You aren’t seeing these events in the news. Guess why? Yeah, that’s why.= Guess where else this is going to happen? “You didn’t want the firemen to show up and put out your house that’s on fire, did you?


Well, better buy more garden hose because in several large cities it’s been made clear that they will not comply either. Ditto for Streets/San guys. Oh, you want the garbage hauled away? Too bad so sad.” Stupid is supposed to hurt. It’s going to, especially now that it has been admitted that (1) the CDC lied about “unvaccinated are 98% of deaths” when they knew damn well the jabbed were dying on a vertically-accelerating basis in May, we’re two months further down the road now and (2) the CDC has also admitted that those who get “breakthrough” cases are ending up with equal or higher viral loads than unvaccinated people, which means there is no public health argument for the jabs at all since at best they can only protect you and not others.

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Back to last night’s discussion:

Yes, they were sold as protecting against infection of both you and those around you. Or no-one would have accepted the term “vaccine”.

“*Only* 59% of respondents said the vaccine protects against infection, 69% said it prevents the spread of the virus and 82% said it protects against developing symptoms.”

And even the most vaccinated country in the world is only at 60%. Try get that to 70%. Good luck. “But it’s our only chance!” No, it’s not. We’re lucky.

Only Half Of Israelis Want A Third Covid-19 Vaccine Shot (JPost)

Only 52% of Israelis who received two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine said they would take advantage of the opportunity to receive a third shot, according to a survey released Friday by Prof. Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University and a visiting professor at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. When looking at those under the age of 60, only 47% said they would take the shot. Among those 60 and older, 67% said they would get the booster. “We decided, ‘yalla,’ [let’s go] even before the Food and Drug Administration [gives emergency approval], and I think the Health Ministry thought there would be more inclination” to get the shot, Grinstein-Weiss said. “But there is a big drop in the number of people who are interested in vaccinating. It’s surprising, but there is not a real desire for a third vaccination.”

Israel opened up third shots to people over the age of 60 last week. Several thousand people were inoculated on Friday and, despite what the survey shows, already more than 40,000 elderly have signed up to get the jab this coming week. Surveys taken before the COVID vaccine came to the country showed there would be high degree of vaccine hesitancy among the public, but Israel became the quickest country in the world to vaccinate the majority of its people. [..] The survey also asked whether or not parents would give their younger children between the ages of five and 11 a vaccination if it became available and the majority (54%) said they would not. Only 23% said they would vaccinate, while 23% said they were wavering. When broken down between parents who vaccinated themselves versus those who didn’t, no parents who did not receive the vaccine said they would vaccinate their children, while only 27% of those vaccinated said they would.

[..] When it comes to children, parents are most concerned that health officials still do not know the long-term impact of the vaccine. To date, only 35% of people under the age of 20 are fully vaccinated versus 90% of those over the age of 60. However, the survey also found that as the Delta variant spreads across the country, including reinfecting a high percentage of vaccinated individuals, more people believe that the vaccine does not work. Only 59% of respondents said the vaccine protects against infection, 69% said it prevents the spread of the virus and 82% said it protects against developing symptoms. Around 53% of all new cases are people who were fully vaccinated, according to the Health Ministry.

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Twist and turn all you want, but it’s the vaccinated.

233 Staff at 2 San Francisco Hospitals Test Positive in July (NW)

At least 233 staff members at two major San Francisco hospitals, most of them fully vaccinated, tested positive for the coronavirus this month, and most, according to a hospital official, involved the highly contagious Delta variant. Some of the cases were asymptomatic, most involved mild to moderate symptoms and only two required hospitalization, officials said. The infections were determined to be Delta-related because most samples in San Francisco were tested for the variant, which is now dominant in the city. About 75 to 80 percent of the more than 50 staff members infected at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital were fully vaccinated, Dr. Lukejohn Day, the hospital’s chief medical officer, said in an interview on Saturday. The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center said in a statement issued on Friday that 153 of its 183 infected staff members had been fully vaccinated.

The statement from the U.C.S.F. Medical Center said that two of the infected staff members required hospitalization. None of the infected staff members at San Francisco General have been hospitalized and most had mild to moderate symptoms, Dr. Day said. The asymptomatic cases were discovered through contact tracing. Without vaccinations, Dr. Day said, the hospitalization rate would be much worse. “We’re concerned right now that we’re on the rise of a surge here in San Francisco and the Bay Area,” Dr. Day said. “But what we’re seeing is very much what the data from the vaccines showed us: You can still get Covid, potentially. But if you do get it, it’s not severe at all.”

On July 11, San Francisco ordered that workers in high-risk workplaces, including hospitals, be vaccinated by Sept. 15. The U.C.S.F. statement said that the hospital was “doubling down on our efforts to protect our staff. This includes requiring all employees and trainees to comply with the new UC-systemwide Covid-19 vaccination mandate, with limited exceptions for medical or religious exemptions.” Staff members at both hospitals have continued to wear personal protective equipment, Dr. Day said. But the number of staff infections reported in July is about as many as during the peak of the winter surge. “We’re nervous that we could potentially exceed it,” Dr. Day said.

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Before they all find out these things don’t work, might as well squeeze out what we can.

Pfizer, Moderna, Hike Prices For Covid Jabs By Up To A Quarter For EU (RT)

Pfizer has reportedly raised the price of its Covid vaccine dose by a quarter, with Moderna also ramping up the price in its latest deal with the European Union. The two are making tens of billions of dollars in pandemic profits. According to the Financial Times, which has seen contracts between the two pharmaceutical companies and the EU, Pfizer’s latest price for one vaccine dose was €19.50, or around $23 – up by four euro from the previous unit price of €15.50 euro. Meanwhile, Moderna’s latest price is around €21.50 ($25.50) per dose, up from the previous price of €19 ($22.60). Despite this, the Moderna price is still lower than previously expected – $28.50 – because of the EU purchasing more doses.


Pfizer and Moderna – which earn a profit from the vaccines, unlike AstraZeneca, which is sold at cost – have pulled in tens of billions of dollars from the vaccines, with Pfizer forecasting $33.5 billion in revenue from its doses in this year alone. The forecast is up $7.5 billion from its previous prediction in the last quarter. Moderna, though behind Pfizer in sales, is forecasting $19.2 billion in Covid-19 vaccine revenue for 2021. Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine still hasn’t been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) despite having been registered in 69 of the world’s countries to date, including EU members Hungary and Slovakia.

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No worrries, Big Brother shall protect you.

Apple Removes Dating App For The Unvaccinated (RT)

Apple has removed the dating app Unjected, marketed as a “safe space” for unvaccinated Americans, from its store, saying it “inappropriately refers to the Covid-19 pandemic.” The app’s developers say this amounts to censorship. Unjected describes itself as a “platform for like-minded humans that support medical autonomy.” The dating app has been pitched as a ‘safe space’ of sorts for unvaccinated Americans looking to date without the pressure of being or not being inoculated against Covid-19. Critics, however, have viewed the app as a growing social-media platform for anti-vaxxers and a hotspot of Covid misinformation. After the app was removed from Apple on Saturday, the company blasted the move as “censorship.”

“Apparently, we’re considered ‘too much’ for sharing our medical autonomy and freedom of choice,” the company said in a Saturday statement posted to Instagram. The app remains on the Google Play store, but they acknowledge that the move by Apple may mean a website may be Unjected’s best option moving forward so that they are not reliant on app stores. Other dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble have introduced features to encourage vaccinations, making Unjected stand out even more after launching in May. But the boiling point for the platforms was reached after Unjected added a social feature that allowed more general postings. It was flagged by Google after Unjected’s moderators were accused of not doing enough to police misinformation on Covid-19 and the vaccines available.

In response to Google’s concerns, the social feed was removed, though co-founder Shelby Thompson wants to soon reintroduce it and the flagged posts. “We’ve had to walk a censorship tightrope,” she said, according to Bloomberg News, which first reported Apple removed Unjected on Saturday after being contacted by a reporter about the app. The app also includes lists of businesses that disagree with vaccine mandates. Apple has already had issues with Unjected, initially denying approval for the app during its initial review process. Changes had to be made for it to get approval to be in compliance with the company’s strict policy on Covid-19 “misinformation,” but a spokesperson for Apple said updates to the app, as well as statements made to its thousands of users, have brought it back out of compliance.

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That can’t be! How are we going to sell our clickbait?

Is Covid-19 On The Run In The UK? (G.)

The fact that we are a year and a half into the pandemic and are still being wrongfooted by Covid-19 may seem surprising. After all, in that time, we have developed powerful vaccines to protect against it and have pinpointed critically important drugs to treat patients. Science has worked wonders. Nevertheless, researchers are still very unsure about how Covid-19 will progress in the UK in the coming months. The statistics have certainly been startling. First, case numbers rocketed at the beginning of July. Then they reversed and began to fall, leaving statisticians and scientists struggling to make sense of the fluctuating figures. For good measure, a host of conflicting factors has been put forward to explain Covid case numbers.

Has the opening up of society on 19 July had a major impact? Did Euro 2020 propel the virus through the homes and pubs of England? Could the UK be approaching herd immunity? And what impact have the school holidays had on the progress of the disease? Untangling these factors, as well as understanding the exact impact vaccines have had on society, has now become a complex, urgent business. “It will tell us just how bad things are likely to get when society really opens up in September and October and as winter approaches,” said Edmunds. There is clear agreement on one factor, however. All the evidence indicates that vaccines are now playing a pivotal role in controlling the disease. Had the government completely opened society on an unprotected populace, daily death tolls would by now have soared into their thousands. But just how far has our vaccine protection reached?

It is a crucial question, whose answer will determine just how severe will be the return of Covid-19 in the autumn as schools reopen, the weather chills and people head indoors. A key factor is the degree to which the country has achieved herd immunity. In other words, will we have reached the point where so many people have been either infected or vaccinated – and therefore possess some immunity to the disease – that viral transmission falls or even stops? “You can run some very simple models to see if the case numbers that we saw earlier this month are consistent with effective herd immunity,” said Prof Mark Woolhouse of Edinburgh University. “And in my view the answer is, yes, it is. There are some big caveats but the bottom line is that those figures are consistent with the impact of herd immunity.”

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Amid all the fear, new infections were down 37% in one week. Like a deflating puffed-up balloon.

Experts Fear Unlocked UK Could Become Incubator For New Covid Variants (CNBC)

England’s relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions is risking the emergence of new, potentially more dangerous variants of the virus, scientists have warned. England lifted most of it last remaining restrictions on July 19, including mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland still have some restrictions in place. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously described the easing of restrictions as “irreversible.” However, the reopening policy has been publicly criticized by a consortium of more than 1,200 scientists from around the world. One concern is around the possible consequences of unlocking society amid high infection rates and a partially vaccinated population, and how unrestricted mixing under those circumstances could shape the way the virus evolves.

“If I were to design a massive experiment to create a more dangerous virus, one that is capable of blasting through our vaccines, I would do what the U.K. is proposing to do,” Michael Haseltine, a U.S. virologist and chair and president of ACCESS Health International, told news show Good Morning Britain on so-called “Freedom Day”. “Half the population vaccinated in the midst of a rampant pandemic, which would allow the virus to learn how to avoid our vaccines. That’s what I would do, and the rest of the world is justifiably concerned.” Each time a person is infected with Covid-19, they go from having a few copies of the virus to hundreds of thousands or even tens of millions of copies in their system. When the virus makes a copy of itself, there’s a chance it might make a mistake in the new copy that could inadvertently give the virus an advantage.

“You’re rolling the dice every time someone’s infected,” Charlotte Houldcroft, a scientist working on virus evolution at the University of Cambridge, told CNBC via telephone. “In a big population with lots of infections going on, you’re just rolling the dice more often — any population with lots of people infected at once is a worry, which is obviously why a lot of the rest of the world is watching the U.K.” During the week ending July 29, 204,669 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the U.K., down 37% from the previous week.

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US mandates is/are asking for disaster.

Major Unions Push Back Against Biden’s Vaccine Mandates (ZH)

Last week, the Biden administration announced sweeping vaccine requirements for federal workers (except, oddly, postal workers). The day before, the nation’s biggest union boss, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, parroted Biden’s push to vaccinate, and said that the union organization supports vaccine mandates. As it turns out, much like in California – not all unions are on board. While labor groups representing federal workers have urged their members to get the jab, most of the leading public sector unions either oppose vaccine mandates or say that it must be negotiated first, according to The Hill. Groups representing educators, postal workers, law enforcement officers, Treasury Department personnel and other government employees expressed unease about the vaccine requirement this week.

Only a few public sector unions outright endorsed the measure. “We expect that the particulars of any changes to working conditions, including those related to COVID-19 vaccines and associated protocols, be properly negotiated with our bargaining units prior to implementation,” said Everett Kelley, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents nearly 700,000 workers. Meanwhile, National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon says that his group has “a lot of questions about how this policy will be implemented and how employee rights and privacy will be protected.” And in yet another example, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association President Larry Cosme said in a statement that mandating vaccinations “is not the American way and is a clear civil rights violation no matter how proponents may seek to justify it.”

According to the report, most public sector unions sounding the alarm over Biden’s vaccine mandates previously supported most aspects of his policy. “In order for everyone to feel safe and welcome in their workplaces, vaccinations must be negotiated between employers and workers, not coerced,” said American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten earlier this week. And the American Postal Workers Union said “it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent,” adding that any new rules for its workers would need to be run past union leaders.

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Put her in charge of the mandates.

Kamala Harris A ‘Historically Unpopular’ VP (RT)

Kamala Harris has become the most unpopular vice president six months into an administration in years, according to recent unfavorable polling for the former senator. Harris found her future hopes of ever becoming president a point of mockery over the weekend as critics jumped on a report indicating that recent polling shows she has become the least popular vice president six months into an administration since the 1970s. According to a report from the Telegraph, Democrat strategists have internal worries about the controversial politician, describing her polling as “underwater” at this point. Two recent polls cited by the report show approval ratings of 46% in both, but disapproval ratings of 47% and 48%.

Harris is also struggling with support among significant and influential voting groups, such as young people and Hispanics. An Economist/YouGov poll showed only 36% of respondents between the ages of 18-29 viewed Harris “favorably.” In a recent aggregate put together by RealClearPolitics, 46% also said they viewed Harris unfavorably, three points higher than Biden at the same time. In a poll posted by the Telegraph on Twitter in a thread regarding worries about Harris’ unfavorable view among much of the public, over 50% of over 40,000 voters – as of this writing – said Harris is doing a “bad job.” Approximately 20% said she is doing a “good job,” and another 27% were “not sure.”

Harris has made some noticeable stumbles as vice president. She was heavily criticized for continually avoiding the southern border when put in charge of historic levels of migrants being detained there. When questioned why she hadn’t visited months after being named a leader on the crisis by Biden, Harris responded by saying she also hadn’t visited Europe yet. Harris is still being handed opportunities to succeed as she will soon become the first US vice president to visit Vietnam next month. Harris’ polling and reports on Democrats’ concerns about the California senator who once attempted to run for president and even clashed with Biden made the vice president a point of mockery for critics.

“You have the media on your side and basically nothing to do except for optics and you just can’t do it. It’s amazing,” Federalist editor Christopher Bedford tweeted. “So weird that making her Border Tsar didn’t work,” Texas Monthly editor Christopher Hooks added.

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Craig Murray reported to prison yesterday. Who in the UK stands up for him?

Keeping Freedom Alive (Craig Murray)

I want to make one or two points for you to ponder while I am in jail. This is the last post until about Christmas; we are not legally able to post anything while I am imprisoned. But the Justice for Craig Murray Campaign website is now up and running and will start to have more content shortly. Fora and comments here are planned to stay open. I hope that one possible good effect of my imprisonment might be to coalesce opposition to the imminent abolition of jury trials in sexual assault cases by the Scottish Government, a plan for which Lady Dorrian – who wears far too many hats in all this – is front and centre. We will then have a situation where, as established by my imprisonment, no information at all on the defence case may be published in case it contributes to “jigsaw identification”, and where conviction will rest purely on the view of the judge.

That is plainly not “open justice”, it is not justice at all. And it is even worse than that, because the openly stated aim of abolishing juries is to increase conviction rates. So people will have their lives decided not by a jury of their peers, but by a judge who is acting under specific instruction to increase conviction rates. It is often noted that conviction rates in rape trials are too low, and that is true. But have you ever heard this side of the argument? In Uzbekistan under the Karimov dictatorship, when I served there, conviction rates in rape trials were 100%. In fact very high conviction rates are a standard feature of all highly authoritarian regimes worldwide, because if the state prosecutes you then the state gets what it wants. The wishes of the state in such systems vastly outweigh the liberty of the individual.

My point is simply this. You cannot judge the validity of a system simply by high conviction rates. What we want is a system where the innocent are innocent and the guilty found guilty; not where an arbitrary conviction target is met. The answer to the low conviction rates in sexual assault trials is not simple. Really serious increases in resources for timely collection of evidence, for police training and specialist units, for medical services, for victim support, all have a part to play. But that needs a lot of money and thought. Just abolishing juries and telling judges you want them to convict is of course free, or even a saving.

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    René Magritte Empire of light 1950   • Stupid Is Supposed To Hurt (Denninger) • Only Half Of Israelis Want A Third Covid-19 Vaccine Shot (JPost)
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle August 2 2021]

    #81897
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    René Magritte Empire of light 1950

    The beautifully surreal is a perfect marriage; love that Magritte…

    One of my favorite sayings is from the movie “Castaway”
    The most beautiful thing in the world, is of course, the world itself…

    #81898
    oxymoron
    Participant

    It’s surprising, but there is not a real desire for a third vaccination.”

    Really?
    Is the business model looking shaky on sentients as opposed to plants and pets.

    #81901
    oxymoron
    Participant

    If there is a small group of evil Davos Reset dudes running this whole thing – they definitely wrote that article for the Guardian. OMG. I want to punch myself in the face. I have never seen such a set-up as this kind psy-ops journalism.

    #81902
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    I stopped in this morning at the Vaccines Don’t Work post to catch up on the dozens of comments made last night. Y’all are amazing. 🙂

    I especially like the little fluff balls in the Infographic: History of Pandemics. They remind me of the balls cats like to bat around that wind up soggy after carried in their mouths.

    Anyone who watched the Yuri video took one for the team. (I tried and just plain couldn’t). The link House posted to Yuri’s bio was nauseating.

    @madam, excellent observation and summary: “Watching this cloud of convergence, theories and narratives mutating as fast as the variants, counter-counter-propaganda campaigns, a populace seemingly dangerously close too collective nervous breakdown after competing collective delusions beat each other senseless, a government both this close to reliable push-button control of its Standard Business Model but also this close to peaking out like Titanic’s last stand.”

    Thanks, you guys, for helping keep me semi sane, at least most days anyhow.

    #81903
    oxymoron
    Participant

    I agree upstateNYer about the sanity thing. I’ve been feeling a little guilty about not flicking Raul any money for a bit but now I am just back at work I aim to rectify that situation shortly because without him we don’t hang and share.
    Also I took one for the team – well 20 minutes and I am 100 percent with Madam Bosco on this one – he just straight away felt like someone not looking for truth but making their own. Felt yukky.

    #81904
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “It is a crucial question, whose answer will determine just how severe will be the return of Covid-19 in the autumn”

    Interesting he asks this, as Delta is supposedly everywhere, (with CDC admitted totally-wrong tests) and “Delta is 10,000x more contagious!!!!!”. Yes, so everybody has it then, don’t they? As I said 19 months ago. So practically everybody would be, by their own science and admission, exposed and naturally immune.

    Do the numbers support this? Delta = LamboMoon! Deaths = Zero. So yes. Can we stop now? How long are we going to fight bubonic plague when there are no deaths from bubonic plague? 1,000 years? A: The minute you stop paying.

    “Experts Fear Unlocked UK Could Become Incubator for New Covid Variants (CNBC)”

    More variants which according to their own science, you will be immune to. Because natural immunity covers variants. Vaccines do not. …Nor even the original variant, apparently.

    “Major Unions Push Back Against Biden’s Vaccine Mandates (ZH)”

    Again, as if anyone cares, totally, ridiculously, planet-wide-ly, illegal. You cannot coerce participation in medical experiments. Even offering $100 is probably illegal.

    But this is the law today. For example, down at the border, Immigration is arresting Texas for refusing to ship illegal immigrants out of Texas. Think about that. Arresting people for ENFORCING the law, while the law-enforcers are enforcing the non-enforcement of the law.

    So law = not law. Not law = law. Just like death = not death, pandemic = not pandemic, vaccine = not vaccine. #OppositeLand, where the real danger, is losing your MIND.

    “Democrat strategists have internal worries about [Kamala]” Speaking of.

    …And they didn’t realize this when she polled sub 2%, always? Picked her and the least popular man as running mates?
    Of course they did. They’re just going to nuke her when Biden leaves and install Pelosi. …or try.

    “Craig Murray reported to prison yesterday.”

    Speaking of the end of all human rights while we fight about is it 99.97%? Or 99.9997%? I mean, almost completely, totally safe? Or totally, totally safe? Or wait: has anyone actually gen-coded CV-19 at all? Meanwhile: this is life. We’re not living it. We’re all losing it. What it means to be human, or what health, and life, and death, is all for.

    Fear is the mind-killer.

    #81905
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    If I’m still alive when historians write of this debacle I’m going to hide my head in shame. It beggars belief that the FDA is seriously considering approving a vaxx that uses novel technology following only a year of use, and one that has already killed tens of thousands worldwide. Likely over 100,000 have been killed worldwide, we simply don’t know.

    This morning I was reminded of the announcer’s stretch call when Zenyatta became the first female horse ever to win the 2009 Breeder’s Cup Classic. As she reached the finish he exclaimed …

    “This. Is. Unbelievable!!!! … what a performance, one we’ll never forget!!!”

    #81906
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #81907
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @Dr D: “Meanwhile: this is life. We’re not living it. We’re all losing it. What it means to be human, or what health, and life, and death, is all for.

    Fear is the mind-killer.”

    Thank you.

    #81908
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Mister Roboto I confess that I have a mad crush on what’s her face. She also looks so healthy that she couldn’t possibly be hosting 40 trillion inserted messenger RNA gene lipid nano particle thingies. I’m makin’ one of those red triangles this week to wear with pride. Maybe

    #81909
    a kullervo
    Participant

    Squaring the circle:
    – The most voted presidential ticket ever turning into the most unpopular VP; colour me surprised.

    #81910
    those darned kids
    Participant

    what’s gonna happen if it turns out the cuban vaccines are the only ones that work?

    #81911
    those darned kids
    Participant

    what i still can’t fathom is how people can accept (beyond reasonable salaries) all that money for something that is supposed to be necessary for the survival of humanity.

    “what?! you’re drowning? the life preserver? sure. got 25 bucks?”

    #81912
    zerosum
    Participant

    Executive TAE summary
    Our street light shines on diamonds

    A Pandemic now does NOT mean anyone died.

    about 80% of the population has natural immunity.

    treatment with HCQ or ivermectin, is good

    re-defined the word “pandemic”

    need a variant to pump up fear

    no functional PCR test, had a 90% false positive rate

    two narratives –
    1. the vaccine protects against infection, it prevents the spread of the virus and it protects against developing symptoms.

    2. a financial motive

    ———
    Propaganda – fake news –
    There is a major effort to divert the attention of lookers who don’t mind their own business.
    There is a major effort to divert the attention of buzzy bodies who want to meddle/interfere in other people’s business

    ———–

    #81913
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    what’s gonna happen if it turns out the cuban vaccines are the only ones that work?

    I guess we’ll just have to invade and then claim we invented those vaccines after proclaiming that the chocolate-ration has been raised to twenty grams per week in celebration of these two glorious victories.

    #81914
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    @oxymoron: I would probably have a crush on her, too, if I were straight, but alas….(or should I say “a lad”?) 😉

    #81915
    Red
    Participant

    Once again thanks to one and all with extra kudo’s to Raul. Read this blog almost every morning. The comment section usually the day after due to time zone differences. Just like to add that our provincial chief medical officer Dr.Strang, who I refer to as Dr Strange Love, said on a radio news clip over the weekend: “the models show that a fourth wave of the delta variant is likely come October”. Models? Aren’t these the same idea that was pooh poohed by the “mainstream everything” when the Limits to Growth came out as well as the “models” showing the climate changes coming in the distant, (like now!), future. These were all wrong! The models predicting the future of delta are iron clad? Lets see the LTG looks like it was spot on, the climate models are looking right about the results of pollution sinks filling to over flowing just missed the timing by about one century. So maybe they’re trying to make sure no one will believe any modelling. It’s only useful when it benefits a certain segment of the populace. That segment isn’t the serfs!

    #81916
    expatkiwi
    Participant

    The Pandemic Narrative and the War Against the People: Day 2 of an Online Interdisciplinary Symposium https://zeroanthropology.net/2021/08/01/the-pandemic-narrative-and-the-war-against-the-people-day-2-of-an-online-interdisciplinary-symposium/

    #81917
    #81918
    those darned kids
    Participant

    99.999% of dentists recommend saddam for voters who chew vaccines!

    #81919
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    • Only Half Of Israelis Want A Third Covid-19 Vaccine Shot (JPost)

    Half of the population is going to be sorry they allowed the vaccine passports, when “fully vaccinated” is redefined to mean having the third shot.

    #81920
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    My mind begins to wander. Way back yonder I recall.
    The day Aunt Osie stood on the porch and said to me, “Be careful of the world and all.”
    She knew much more than I thought, but I was young too young to know.
    Now I have seen too much too soon and somewhere, and somehow, something’s a-gonna blow.

    Gabriel Won’t You Go On Home

    Gabriel your face is red. Be careful you’ll hurt your head. And wind up dead.
    Like the world has lost its ears and eyes.
    Is it wise to sympathize, when harmony has been kicked in the knee.
    And sour notes a-singin’ their sad, sad song.
    Gabriel won’t you go on home. Gabriel won’t you go on home.

    My mind begins to wonder, way out yonder I can see.
    A brand new star has now been born to make things warm and bright for you and me.
    Hey here, hey there, hey you, I’ve got some proof, it’s really so.
    Peace on earth, goodwill to men. And somewhere, somehow, something’s a-gonna blow.

    Gabriel your face is red. Be careful you’ll hurt your head. And wind up dead.
    Like the world has lost its ears and eyes.
    Is it wise to sympathize, when harmony has been kicked in the knee.
    And sour notes a-singin’ their sad, sad song.
    Gabriel won’t you go on home. Gabriel won’t you go on home.
    <end>

    And all that happy Hollywood hippy horseshit. 🙂

    #81921
    TAE Summary
    Participant

    * The Covid Daily
    – People don’t want a third jab
    – Puff ball pandemic info-graphic is popular with cats
    – The populace is close to a nervous breakdown because of competing collective delusions
    – Watching Yuri is taking one for the team
    – Semi-sanity is the new sanity
    – Science works wonders
    – Natural immunity covers variants
    – Wear your read triangle proudly
    – Everyone has Delta; Mission Accomplished

    * Mission Statements
    – Pfizer: At Pfizer, we innovate every day to make the world a healthier place.
    – Moderna: Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.
    – J&J: We believe our first responsibility is to the patients, doctors and nurses, to mothers and fathers and all others who use our products and services.

    * Business Models
    – The more critical a drug is to survival, the more we can charge for it

    * No law is the new law, cause law just don’t go around here, savvy?

    * Kamala is unpopular; The most votes ever narrative is becoming the most downvotes ever narrative

    * Once Upon a Time Definitions
    – Test: A procedure used to identify a disease in a person
    – Case: An instance of a disease in a person
    – Pandemic: An outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely over a wide geographic area
    – Vaccine: an antigenic preparation of a typically inactivated or attenuated pathogenic agent

    * Protection from the vaccinations
    – Yes! I want protection from vaccinations!
    – Unvaccinated are 25X more likely to die from Covid
    – Those over 65 are 95x more likely to die from Covid
    – Those with comorbidities are 20X more likely to die from Covid
    – Dr. Fauci initiates campaign urging people to stay under 65 and avoid comorbidities

    * A model has suggested that a fourth wave of the Delta variant is coming in October. When pressed for details, the model stumbled on her high heels and was taken to a nearby emergi-care for a sprained ankle. A full recovery is expected.

    #81922
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Sorry for more posting, I may have to leave this job and go do real work somewhere. Millions of stay-homes depend on it.

    “Watch: Chaos Erupts on the Streets of Berlin as Police Attack Anti-Lockdown Protesters
    Throwing old women to the ground and hitting kids, all for their own health…”

    How many will you kill to save them from death? Safety first! If any disease is going to kill you, it’ll be me!

    Pretty straightforward rundown of how to engineer fear, obedience, and totalitarianism (Video):

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/tyranny/totalitarianism-how-to-achieve-it/

    Other than the specifics, lockdown, isolation, fear, the goal is, “Anything you want just to end this.” …But of course giving psycho power-people obedience doesn’t stop them, oh no. It ENCOURAGES them to do more, due to their own mental illness. I mean, duh.

    Anyway, yeah, they been at this since 2001. And STILL people don’t see it’s a scam. Man up. You’ll never get out of here alive anyway.

    But I don’t really understand the method described. Why would I care what the chronically mentally ill think? And why would I do wrong, shouldn’t I do all the more right BECAUSE they are abusive, misguided, and mentally ill? Surely if someone is deluded, the answer cannot be to join their delusion but to protect them and others. Certainly, absolutely you would never obey them, ever.

    Responses: humour, forbearance, and parallel structures. We have all three.

    You know, actually I hear a lot in articles and ads that “minorities can’t get vaccinated” for blah, blah, too stupid and lazy according to them (White Karen Media LLC) I guess. But what is this admitting? That they know minorities aren’t vaccinated. That is, like the listed table yesterday, it’s NOT, NOT a white, southern, GOP thing. They’ll claim for different REASONS, oh they WANT to, oh-so-much, and just can’t, but do we know that? Not at all. Like everything, they’re (White Karen + Kamala) are making it up out of nothing. The only fact is the numbers ARE the same. And 38%? It can’t be that low, but that was yesterday’s provided official table. We saw that in young and old too. Young aren’t getting it, although they lean left. The Narrative™. Poof.

    Most condescending article of the day: “Can You Do Something about Stubborn Unvaccinated People?” https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/opinions/how-to-convince-people-to-get-vaccinated-drexler/index.html

    Amazingly, and she’ll get fired from CNN, she does NOT say “round them up and shoot them.” However, it never occurs to her to read their sourced data, because when you’re practically perfect in every way, why would you? She does say be open and non-confrontational and very, very patient, for which I don’t care, let her have her opinions if that’s the way to present them. She can do whatever she likes. If those were the only forces right now, we’d have no disagreements. However, check out her info:

    “Covid cases are going up. And yet, vaccine resistance grows.” Are you making this up? Every day MORE people are jabbed, not less. How could it “increase”? What is “resistance”? That you’ve converted the fence-sitters, so the never-wills remain? No duh, Sherlock.

    “The ongoing surge in all 50 states, plus DC and Puerto Rico — one that’s putting cases in some regions at the same levels they were one year ago, at the height of the pandemic and before there was a vaccine — is largely due to the fact that about half of the US population remains unvaccinated,”

    Cases rise, health events remain flatlined. And Cape Cod showed that it had nothing to do with the unvaccinated – the vaxxed are more than capable of spreading everything, everywhere, maybe moreso. So: Lie. No “pandemic” in the sense of health and no consequence of vax rates.

    One would think that the mounting and incontrovertible evidence that the Delta variant is something to fear would convince all vaccine holdouts”

    Fear? Wow, that’s logical, good work, I’m convinced. Anyway, the mounting evidence is that Delta is a total flop and not very dangerous at all. She is “incontrovertibly” evidence-free. But this is CNN, so…

    “But the needle is not moving” The needle is totally moving. Every shot moves the needle. It’s just slower than yesterday. So you’re just lying here, or fearing? Obviously it’s going to continue dropping off, but if it held here, everyone would indeed be jabbed…someday. And if she’s as patient as she claims, then what’s the what? She’s not, because she’s fearing, lying, AND getting paid el biggo buckos for it. Moving the needle on that career.

    Besides, back to square one: You’re vaccinated; why do you care? Maybe the people want to die. Is it your job to stop them all?

    “Mommy, they’re not doing what they’re Tooooold. I’m going to tell on you.” Uh-huh. Totally convinced. Convinced snitches get stitches. Now mind your own business while you still can.

    #81924
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #81925
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    Incidentally, if deflationista is intent on selling pro-covid firewater, we just gave him good feedback on wghat works and what doesn’t. Trouble I think s/he’s running into is that there’s little low-hanging fruit left. The sides have been drawn, and the resistant side is waxing stronger than the submissive side.

    But then, isn’t that how you end viral memedemics like the offocial covid narrative: resistance?

    #81926
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @Dr D: “I may have to leave this job and go do real work somewhere.”

    Now why would you want to go and do that? C’mon, man!

    To provide a bit of levity today, as I take a brief moment from uselessly submitting resumes to remote job openings in the hopes that St Nicholas soon will be here …

    I followed Raul’s link the other day to the RT article about the MA covid outbreak. Skimmed the comments and some were downright funny. I’m sharing a few here, openly admitting to outright plagiarism, to offer a bright moment in the day:

    Nothing makes sense in their scamdemic.

    – the unvaxxed are spreading delta
    – but it’s actually 3/4 of the vaxxed who get it
    – and the vaxxed can transmit it, so everybody needs masks
    – but please get vaxxed, because the unvaxxed are spreading it
    – so we need vaxx passports because it’s safer.

    The vaxxed can have more privileges.
    – because … now read from the top.

    Rinse repeat.

    ———————————————————-

    I need a Celebrity or a government official to lie to me so I can feel better and virtue signal. I also need to redirect my shortcomings on to strangers.

    —————————————————————

    It looks like it is a pandemic of vaccinated people. They get sick and they spread virus. What are we going to do about them?

    #81927
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    One thing about the Delta Variant, it is less likely to kill people, but it may very well be more likely to make people seriously ill. I’m only pointing this out because I believe narrative-skeptics who aren’t lost in QAnon-Land need to stay honest and acknowledge the real-life shape this pandemic is taking, whether it’s something we like to hear or not.

    #81928
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @madam: Is “deflationista” a he? That name strikes me as feminine. Interesting …

    Good point. “the resistant side is waxing stronger than the submissive side.

    I also like the moon cycle reference. (thumbs up, you just can’t see it)

    #81929
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    “ I’m makin’ one of those red triangles this week to wear with pride”

    It’s a good idea but I don’t like the ’U’ as it doesn’t work in other languages (in Dutch it would be ‘O’ and in French’N’) so I think a ‘V’ with a line through it would be better like this: ‘V

    We thought V was for Vendetta but in fact it’s for Vaccine.

    #81930
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @mister: delta “may very well be more likely to make people seriously ill“. I’m going with Dr D’s notion that “fear is the mind killer.” Mainly because in my experience that’s true, although sometimes I lose sight of it (note to self … don’t lose sight of it). I also think that “fear is the [physical] body killer”. (For what it’s worth).

    Hang in there. None of us gets out of this alive. 😉

    Btw, I’m still confused as to what QAnon actually is. Who are these people? How do they find each other? How many are there? How many people actually listen to them, much less buy into the nonsense? I’m thinking it’s yet another divisive tool. A way to discredit legitimate skepticism by pointing to way-out skeptics as representative of all skeptics. However, I know nothing about QAnon aside from talking with a believer a few times last year. My brain shut down and I changed the subject quickly.

    #81931
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @polder: “We thought V was for Vendetta but in fact it’s for Vaccine.

    ROFLOL

    #81932
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    “I also need to redirect my shortcomings on to strangers.”

    This dynamic is HUGE, I think. It contains, provides foundation, for the ‘crab bucket syndrome’

    The analogy in human behavior is claimed to be that members of a group will attempt to reduce the self-confidence of any member who achieves success beyond the others, out of envy, resentment, spite, conspiracy, or competitive feelings, to halt their progress.

    Because most of us hardly know ourselves by the time we reach adulthood (now we have to pick a gender too?) it is easy for us to be unaware of how we project our shortcomings onto others. Dumb crude joke alert:

    Hi, my name is Dan but friends call me Shorty, or Short for Short. Short Cummings. I work in the porn industry.”

    #81933
    Kassandra
    Participant

    Hi All, I have been reading this blog since…well I’m not sure but definitely since the old days with Nicole – (2009? 10?). Anyway, just wanted to pop in and say reading this every morning keeps me sane. Ok well probably not sane, but keeps me from totally losing it. You also all inspired me to completely transform my life, walk away from my career (working in the belly of the beast) and $$ and head to a red state in 2020. Thank God.

    Wanted to share this with everyone. I love Zero Anthropology and it was really sad to see Maximilian go all covid crazy, but hey, he woke up. Some good stuff here
    https://zeroanthropology.net/articles/

    Thanks for existing everybody!
    https://zeroanthropology.net/articles/

    #81935
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    “I also like the moon cycle reference. (thumbs up, you just can’t see it)”

    An example of a fave comm phenom of mine, a form of what the telephony industry once called “glare”.

    I didn’t see how ‘waxing’ evoked a lunar cycle image until you pointed it out with an invisible thumbs up. Moebius circuit.

    #81937
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I’m thinking it’s yet another divisive tool. A way to discredit legitimate skepticism by pointing to way-out skeptics as representative of all skeptics.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s some kind of psy-op designed to make anybody who questions official narratives into somebody to be painted with the “crazy conspiracy theorist” broad brush. “”The Great Reset’??? What are you, some kind of QAnon loony?”

    That’s why I think it’s important to stay honest, so that it won’t be so easy for the proverbial “them” to do that to us.

    #81938
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    While Yuri annoys us, we have bias filters set to at least stun regarding youtube guru wannabes. I might score some street Xanax and spend an hour studying his schtick. Charlatans know things.

    #81939
    maryballon
    Participant

    My head hurts. This is getting serious– cognitive dissonance on steroids. 1. The virus was not dangerous and the world wide death rate does not show significant increase. (R. Fuellmich and others). 2. We courageous physicians have battled this serious virus with our winning protocols (FLCCC etc.).
    I have my “Protected by Ivermectin” T-shirt and I think that it was a Plandemic for economic reasons. I am confused and I don’t think that I am the only one!

    #81940
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    I just had a SciFi sort of nightmare about a dystopean future that consisted of being incessantly told about a dystopean future.

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