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The FDA Is Begging You Not to Take Horse Dewormer for Covid-19 (RS)
How Does Covid-19 Affect The Brain? (NatGeo)
Potential Use Of Ivermectin For Treatment And Prophylaxis Of SARS-CoV-2 (SD) /span>
Ivermectin for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 Infection (AJT)
Stop The Mandates Or People Die (Denninger)
Molecular Determinants of SARS-CoV-2 Variants (Cell)
Biden Team’s Misguided And Deadly Covid-19 Vaccine Strategy (WT)
100s Of Doctors Sign Open Letter: Need Debate On ‘Flawed Covid Guesses’ (Exp.)
Rescue Dogs Shot Dead By NSW Council Due To Covid-19 Restrictions (SMH)
Afghan Staff At US Embassy Losing Faith In Evacuation Efforts (NBC)
White House Announces They’ve Lost Kamala Harris (BBee)





A drug safely used by an estimated 3 billion people has been relabeled a horse dewormer. This is a dangerous campaign. Lives are being lost.

The FDA Is Begging You Not to Take Horse Dewormer for Covid-19 (RS)

“You are not a horse. You are not a cow,” the Food and Drug Administration tweeted on Saturday alongside a link to a page on their website explaining “Why you should not use Ivermectin to treat or prevent Covid-19.” Why? Because Ivermectin, a medication usually reserved for deworming livestock, is responsible for a spike in poison control calls in Mississippi as people duped by conspiracy theories have purchased the drug and ingested it, hoping it will treat or prevent Covid-19 — something the drug is not proven to do. According to an alert issued by the Mississippi Department of Health on Friday, 70 percent of all recent calls to poison control in the state “have been related to ingestion of livestock or animal formulations of ivermectin purchased at livestock supply centers.”

Although most callers (85 percent) only reported mild symptoms, one person was advised to seek additional treatment. “Animal drugs are highly concentrated for large animals and can be highly toxic in humans,” the alert said. Ivermectin is sometimes used in humans to treat parasites or scabies, but in much smaller doses than are given to livestock. The calls have clearly baffled health officials in the state. “I think some people are trying to use it as a preventative which is really kind of crazy,” Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi’s state health officer, said. “So please don’t do that.”

“You wouldn’t get your chemotherapy at a feed store,” Dobbs added. “You wouldn’t treat your pneumonia with your animal’s medication. It can be dangerous to get the wrong doses of medication, especially with something meant for a horse or a cow.” But the obvious risks of humans ingesting Ivermectin haven’t stopped people at Fox News — including hosts Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, and Tucker Carlson — from dangerously suggesting that it is a safe and effective treatment for Covid-19, as Rachel Maddow pointed out on her Friday night show where she showed clips of Fox personalities pushing the drug consistently over the last six months.

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Very little is clear. Only thing to do is keep people from being infected. And the vaccines don’t do that: internal document from the C.D.C. states that some 35,000 vaccinated people experience symptomatic coronavirus infections each week..

How Does Covid-19 Affect The Brain? (NatGeo)

If SARS-CoV-2 doesn’t infect brain cells, how is so destructive to cognition? There are two leading hypotheses. The first is that the infection somehow triggers inflammation in the brain. Some COVID-19 patients have suffered encephalitis, or swelling of the brain, which can cause confusion and double vision, and in serious cases, speech, hearing, or vision problems. If left untreated, patients can develop cognitive problems. Viruses like West Nile and Zika can cause encephalitis by directly infecting the brain cells, but how COVID-19 may lead to brain inflammation is less clear. An immune response run amok, known as autoimmunity, might be to blame for some instances of inflammation throughout the body, including the brain.

When the immune system is fighting a disease like COVID-19, it unleashes antibodies to do battle against the infection. But sometimes a person’s immune system becomes hyperactive and instead starts making self-attacking antibodies, known as autoantibodies, which can contribute to inflammation and blood clots. These autoantibodies have been found in the cerebrospinal fluid of COVID-19 patients with neurological symptoms. In the Columbia study, researchers found clusters of microglia—special immune cells in the brain whose job is to clear out damaged neurons—that appeared to be attacking healthy neurons. The phenomenon is called neuronophagia. Most of these rogue microglia were in the brain stem, which regulates heartbeat, breathing, and sleeping.

The researchers think these microglia may get activated by signaling molecules called inflammatory cytokines found in patients with severe COVID-19. These molecules are supposed to help regulate the immune system, but some people’s bodies release too many inflammatory cytokines in response to a viral infection. When researchers at Stanford looked at brain tissue from eight patients who died of COVID-19, they also observed signs of inflammation compared to 14 control brains. Using a technique called single-cell RNA sequencing, they found that hundreds of genes associated with inflammation were activated in brain cells from COVID-19 patients compared to controls.

They also noted molecular changes in the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain involved in decision-making and memory that suggested signaling imbalances in neurons. Similar imbalances have been seen in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The results were published in Nature in June. A second explanation for cognitive issues is that COVID-19 may restrict blood flow to the brain and deprive it of oxygen. In patients who have died of COVID-19, researchers have found evidence of brain tissue damagecaused by hypoxia, or the lack of oxygen.

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Slow but sure take-up by serious medical journals.

Science Direct (Elsevier). Current Research in Translational Medicine
Volume 69, Issue 4, October 2021, 103309

Potential Use Of Ivermectin For Treatment And Prophylaxis Of SARS-CoV-2 (SD)

Ivermectin performs its function mainly through inhibition of nuclear transport mediated by the imported heterodimer a/b1 , which is responsible for the translocation of proteins of several viral species (Human Immunodeficiency Virus, type 1- HIV1, and Simian Virus 40 – SV40; a known oncogenic DNA), and such translocation is, in turn, essential for viral replication [7,8]. This inhibition appears to affect a considerable number of RNA viruses. It has recently been shown that ivermectin inhibits the replication of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in vitro [8, 9], although it is not clear how this occurs. However, since the causal agent of COVID-19 is an RNA virus, the interference with the same proteins and molecular processes described above can reasonably be expected.

However, these studies were conducted at concentrations substantially higher than expected in the plasma and lungs of humans who receive the approved dose of ivermectin. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies suggest that in order to achieve the plasma concentrations required for in vitro antiviral efficacy, it would be necessary to administer doses up to 100 times higher than approved for human use. However, increasing the dose/kg of body weight may be a strategy to increase efficacy, the increase of the risk of toxicity is not conclusive. Currently, there is a noteworthy absence of efficacious treatments for patients with early infection. Although most patients present mild or moderate symptoms, up to 5-10% may have a bad disease progression, so there is a pressing need for effective drugs to be administered early in the course of infection, even before the appearance of severe symptoms, i.e. when the course of the disease is more modifiable to prevent disease progression and longer-term complications.

In fact, it is known that the earlier the antiviral therapies are started, the greater the benefits for patients, in both influenza [15] and SARS infections [16], as well as, more generally, for all infections. Given the need to find an effective drug that can mitigate the harmful consequences of COVID-19, a large number of studies are being carried out in order to assess the effectiveness of different existing drugs, including ivermectin, with promising results. This narrative review summarizes and outlines the evidence-based effectiveness and safety of ivermectin in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection, recommending the drug for the treatment of COVID-19 especially in the early stages of the disease.

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American Journal of Therapeutics: July/August 2021

Ivermectin for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 Infection (AJT)

Ivermectin is a well-known medicine that is approved as an antiparasitic by the World Health Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration. It is widely used in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to treat worm infections. Also used for the treatment of scabies and lice, it is one of the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines. With total doses of ivermectin distributed apparently equaling one-third of the present world population, ivermectin at the usual doses (0.2–0.4 mg/kg) is considered extremely safe for use in humans. In addition to its antiparasitic activity, it has been noted to have antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, leading to an increasing list of therapeutic indications.8

Since the start of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, both observational and randomized studies have evaluated ivermectin as a treatment for, and as prophylaxis against, COVID-19 infection. A review by the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance summarized findings from 27 studies on the effects of ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection, concluding that ivermectin “demonstrates a strong signal of therapeutic efficacy” against COVID-19.9 Another recent review found that ivermectin reduced deaths by 75%. Despite these findings, the National Institutes of Health in the United States recently stated that “there are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19,”and the World Health Organization recommends against its use outside of clinical trials.

Ivermectin has exhibited antiviral activity against a wide range of RNA and some DNA viruses, for example, Zika, dengue, yellow fever, and others.13 Caly et al14 demonstrated specific action against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro with a suggested host-directed mechanism of action being the blocking of the nuclear import of viral proteins that suppress normal immune responses. However, the necessary cell culture EC50 may not be achievable in vivo.16 Other conjectured mechanisms include inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 3CLPro activity(a protease essential for viral replication), a variety of anti-inflammatory effects,19 and competitive binding of ivermectin with the viral S protein as shown in multiple in silico studies. The latter would inhibit viral binding to ACE-2 receptors suppressing infection. Hemagglutination via viral binding to sialic acid receptors on erythrocytes is a recently proposed pathologic mechanism that would be similarly disrupted. Both host-directed and virus-directed mechanisms have thus been proposed, the clinical mechanism may be multimodal, possibly dependent on disease stage, and a comprehensive review of mechanisms of action is warranted.

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You can’t force people. And you shouldn’t be trying.

Stop The Mandates Or People Die (Denninger)

Better watch this one folks and let it sink in.

“If I don’t show up for my job, as I just explained to you, people die. On Saturday night at 10 p.m. I got a page. I did not want to go to work. Somebody was having a very critical problem, they were dying. I worked until 6 a.m. the next day. If I had not of showed up, there would have been nobody to do my job. These guys can’t show up to their job, and I’m sorry, your jobs are not as important as mine.” There are tens if not hundreds of thousands of people just like him They’re everywhere in the health care system. They have unique skills without which the system does not function, and when you need those skills you need them now, not later. There is no “later”; there is either now or death. Take someone on dialysis. This is not a “robotic procedure”; each patient has specific levels of various drugs and their specific metabolic reactions to them that must be individually managed.

The people who do that job are not replaceable on short notice, if at all. If you need dialysis and do not get it, you die. This is not a “maybe” or “might die” you WILL die with absolute, 100% certainty. Things happen at odd hours of the day and night. Most real medical emergencies are not scheduled — heart attacks, strokes, car wrecks, gunshots and similar. They happen when they happen and either someone is there to respond to it and deal with it or the person in question dies. Those hundreds of thousands of people who are utterly essential to people not dying every single day — hundreds if not thousands who will otherwise die if those employees refuse to show up — and exactly zero of those people can be compelled to work. This is America. It is not the Soviet Union. It is not North Korea.

NOBODY is a slave and EVERYONE has the right to say “**** you” and walk out. EVERYONE. ALL THE TIME. Then there are of course both cops and firefighters. You want someone to put your house out if its on fire, right? What if the firefighters say “**** you” to a jab mandate and quit? Who’s going to put the fire out? Do you even have a wrench to get the hydrant open, say much less the correct fittings and hose? What happens when your child is in that burning house and there is no firefighter to put it out? He or she dies. You cannot arrest and jail someone for quitting their job or refusing a mandate and being fired. All employment is voluntary, no matter how “essential” the position. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS and there is no way to replace the people who do these jobs without which hundreds of people per day WILL DIE.

Therefore you have a choice to make America and you have to make it NOW. You will stand up and stop these mandates. You will do it now. You will do it or every single person who dies as a result of your failure to do so, and the refusal of others to consent, is YOUR responsibility. Not their person who quits — YOURS. THEY are not slaves. THEY cannot be compelled to consent. THEY have NO obligation to put up with your bull****. You’d better get this through your thick ******n skull RIGHT NOW. YOU are why that person who needs dialysis will be dead. YOU are why the person who is in critical trouble in a hospital and there is no perfusionist available right now will die. YOU either stop this madness, right now, by whatever means are necessary, without exception from top to bottom or YOU are responsible for those deaths and those deaths WILL come.

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“While replication-associated mutations generate small changes in the viral genome, recombination may introduce more important modifications, leading to dramatic changes in the phenotype of SARS-CoV-2..”

Molecular Determinants of SARS-CoV-2 Variants (Cell)

Accumulation of genomes with replication-associated random mutations within the same cell has the potential to generate a heterogeneous mix of viral proteins, including spike protein, which brings into question the true diversity of the spike on the surface of individual virions and subsequent tissue-level spread of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants. If a more orderly molecular process to regulate the homogeneous distribution of spike protein variants on individual virions exists, it remains to be identified. Regular RNA sequencing analyses are unable to identify these differences since they can only be captured by ultra-high-resolution single-virion protein sequencing, the technology for which is in its infancy.

The SARS-CoV-2 genomic mutation rate in humans is estimated at 0.8-2.38 x 10-3 nucleotide substitutions per site per year largely based on analysis of sequencing data archived in public repositories. Emerging studies are attempting to confirm this mutation rate using experimental investigations. By comparison, mutations rates for influenza A virus and Middle East respiratory syndrome CoV (MERS-CoV) are 2.3 x 10-3 and 1.12 x 10-3 nucleotide substitutions per site per year, respectively. Human CoVs (HCoV)-OC43 and HCoV-229E have an average mutation rate of 3-6 x 10-4 nucleotide substitutions per site per year. Emerging experimental data suggest that SARS-CoV-2 is capable of mutating and accumulating changes when facing a new cell type, albeit in the absence of immune surveillance in a single-cell-type infection model. A clinical study also reported the rapid evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants in the presence of antibodies from convalescent plasma therapy. While random errors during replication may induce genetic mutations in SARS-CoV-2, multiple extrinsic factors, such as individual and population-level immunity, play a vital role in the selection of these variants. More research is warranted to fully understand the cellular and molecular drivers of genomic mutation and selection in SARS-CoV-2. As SARS-CoV-2 accumulates new genetic changes, we shall need to reassess the mutation rate to better understand the contribution of replication-associated random mutations and its impact on SARS-CoV-2 transmission and emergence of new variants.

Figure 1 Replication-Associated Generation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Variants.

While replication-associated mutations generate small changes in the viral genome, recombination may introduce more important modifications, leading to dramatic changes in the phenotype of SARS-CoV-2 (Figure 2). Discontinuous transcription of CoV genomes enables recombination in a cell coinfected with more than one CoV species or variant via ‘strand switching’ by the viral RdRp (Figure 2A). This process leads to the production of chimeric subgenomic RNA and proteins. Chimeric proteins may have consequences for the fate of infected cells and for cellular and tissue tropism of progeny virions. As technology evolves, we might be able to track the spread of individual virions, along with deciphering the heterogeneity of their composition.

Figure 2 Recombination-Induced Variants.

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Dr. Robert Malone and Peter Navarro.

Biden Team’s Misguided And Deadly Covid-19 Vaccine Strategy (WT)

The Biden administration’s strategy to universally vaccinate in the middle of the pandemic is bad science and badly needs a reboot. This strategy will likely prolong the most dangerous phase of the worst pandemic since 1918 and almost assuredly cause more harm than good – even as it undermines faith in the entire public health system. Four flawed assumptions drive the Biden strategy. The first is that universal vaccination can eradicate the virus and secure economic recovery by achieving herd immunity throughout the country (and the world). However, the virus is now so deeply embedded in the world population that, unlike polio and smallpox, eradication is unachievable. SARS-CoV-2 and its myriad mutations will likely continually circulate, much like the common cold and influenza.

The second assumption is that the vaccines are (near) perfectly effective. However, our currently available vaccines are quite “leaky.” While good at preventing severe disease and death, they only reduce, not eliminate, the risk of infection, replication, and transmission. As a slide deck from the Centers for Disease Control has revealed, even 100% acceptance of the current leaky vaccines combined with strict mask compliance will not stop the highly contagious Delta variant from spreading. The third assumption is that the vaccines are safe. Yet scientists, physicians, and public health officials now recognize risks that are rare but by no means trivial. Known side effects include serious cardiac and thrombotic conditions, menstrual cycle disruptions, Bell’s Palsy, Guillain Barre syndrome, and anaphylaxis.

Unknown side effects which virologists fear may emerge include existential reproductive risks, additional autoimmune conditions, and various forms of disease enhancement, i.e., the vaccines can make people more vulnerable to reinfection by SARS-CoV-2 or reactivation of latent viral infections and associated diseases such as shingles. With good reason, the FDA has yet to approve the vaccines now administered under Emergency Use Authorization. The failure of the fourth “durability” assumption is the most alarming and perplexing. It now appears our current vaccines are likely to offer a mere 180-day window of protection – a decided lack of durability underscored by scientific evidence from Israel and confirmed by Pfizer, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other countries.

Here, we are already being warned of the need for universal “booster” shots at six-month intervals for the foreseeable future. The obvious broader point that militates for individual vaccine choice is that repeated vaccinations, each with a small risk, can add up to a big risk. It’s an arms race with the virus.

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Still not sure what they’re mad about, other than lockdowns.

100s Of Doctors Sign Open Letter: Need Debate On ‘Flawed Covid Guesses’ (Exp.)

A hundred and thirty three doctors, nurses, psychiatrists paramedics and midwives signed the letter released today which states that despite a “complete lack of widespread approval among health professionals,” of the pandemic policies, “no attempt” has been made to measure the harms of lockdown policies. The letter, also addressed to the Health Secretary and First Ministers for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland states: “You have failed to engage in dialogue and show no signs of doing so. You have removed from people fundamental rights and altered the fabric of society with little debate in Parliament.” The signatories, from a broad range of specialities, came forward despite the risk of doing so to both their jobs and reputations.

Founding signatory Dr Ros Jones, a retired paediatric consultant said: “We wrote the letter as a group of healthcare professionals, connected only by our deep concern and shared commitment to “first do no harm.” We can no longer stand by in silence. We are not the first group of medically and scientifically qualified professionals to write in such terms to the Government. In March, 22 eminent scientists publicly called for drastic policy change. We sincerely hope we will be the last who feel the need to write such a letter.” Dr Alan Mordue, another founding signatory said: “To move forward now our governments urgently need to facilitate a wider and open debate within the medical and scientific community, for the short term as we lift restrictions, and the longer term to improve how we manage winter respiratory viruses and pandemics in the future.”

Concerns voiced in the letter include accusations that no Minister responsible for policy “has engaged in an open and full discussion of alternative ways of managing the pandemic,” despite being aware of other medical and scientific viewpoints. It adds the pandemic response policies have caused “significant, permanent and unnecessary harm” to the UK and “must never be repeated.” The letter focuses on 10 areas where the UK’s approach to COVID failed. It argues the nature of the covid threat has been exaggerated, it claims the use of behavioural science to generate fear was “inappropriate and unethical” and it argues the role of asymptomatic spread has been overplayed and used to promote public compliance with restrictions.

Finally it states that restrictions have been imposed with an overreliance on modelling data whilst ignoring real world data. The signatories called for a “sea change within the Government “which must now pay proper attention to those esteemed experts outside its inner circle who are sounding these alarms.”

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New normal. I see videos every day from Australia that make me want to vomit.

Rescue Dogs Shot Dead By NSW Council Due To Covid-19 Restrictions (SMH)

Several impounded dogs due to be rescued by a shelter have instead been shot dead by a rural council in NSW under its interpretation of COVID-19 restrictions, alarming animal activists and prompting a government probe. Bourke Shire Council, in the state’s north-west, killed the dogs to prevent volunteers at a Cobar-based animal shelter from travelling to pick up the animals last week, according to council’s watchdog, the Office of Local Government. “OLG has been informed that the council decided to take this course of action to protect its employees and community, including vulnerable Aboriginal populations, from the risk of COVID-19 transmission,” a spokesman from the government agency said.

The spokesman said the agency was examining the circumstances of the incident to find out whether companion animal and cruelty prevention laws had been broken. The Herald attempted to contact the council administration multiple times, but received no response, and a member of Rural Outback Respite/Rescue – the shelter that was supposed to receive the dogs – declined to comment. A source who is familiar with the arrangement said the shelter volunteers are distressed and had COVID-safe measures in place to handle the dogs, one of which was a new mother. According to NSW Health, there have been no recent locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Cobar, although fragments of the virus have been found in the area’s sewerage system.

The Office of Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock, who has previously faced questions in Parliament over the shooting of animals in council pounds, did not comment. However, animal liberation campaigner Lisa Ryan called for an urgent investigation. “We are deeply distressed and completely appalled by this callous dog shooting and we totally reject council’s unacceptable justifications that this killing was apparently undertaken as part of a COVID- safe plan,” Ms Ryan, Animal Liberation’s regional campaign manager, said.

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“It would be better to die under the Taliban’s bullet” than face the crowds again..”

Afghan Staff At US Embassy Losing Faith In Evacuation Efforts (NBC)

Local staff members at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul are “deeply disheartened” by U.S. evacuation efforts and have expressed a sense of betrayal and distrust in the U.S. government, according to a State Department diplomatic cable obtained by NBC News. The cable, which was sent Saturday, said memos were sent Wednesday inviting Afghan staff members at the embassy to head to Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. It told them to take food and to prepare for difficult conditions. “However, no one anticipated the brutal experience that occurred,” the cable said.

Staffers reported being jostled, hit, spat on and cursed at by Taliban fighters at checkpoints near the airport, it said, adding that criminals were taking advantage of the chaos while the U.S. military tried to maintain order “in an extremely physical situation.” Some staff members reported that they were almost separated from their children, while others collapsed in a crush of people and had to be taken to hospitals with injuries, the cable said. Others said they had collapsed on the road because of heat exhaustion, it said. “It would be better to die under the Taliban’s bullet” than face the crowds again, a staff member was quoted as saying in the cable.

“Happy to die here, but with dignity and pride,” another said, while a third accused the U.S. of prioritizing Afghan government elites with contacts in the U.S., who already had the correct paperwork and other ways to flee the country. A local embassy staff member reported that his home had been tagged with spray paint — a tactic the Taliban have used in the past to identify homes’ occupants for further questioning, the cable said, adding that the family had been forced to flee their home but was unable to get to the airport. Others shared concerns about conditions in Qatar, where many refugees have been flown before they make their way to other locations.

The U.S. began evacuating its citizens, diplomatic staff members and Afghans who aided its mission in the country last week after the Taliban seized control of much of Afghanistan before they finally walked into Kabul last Sunday without firing a shot. A State Department spokesperson said the U.S. has a “special commitment” to local embassy staff members who “have suffered hardship, pain and loss because of their dedication to working with us to build a better future for all Afghans.”

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… But They’re Also Not Looking For Her Very Hard

White House Announces They’ve Lost Kamala Harris (BBee)

In an interview with Morning Joe, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield revealed they have lost Kamala Harris and have no idea where she’s gone, although she admitted nobody is really looking for her all that hard. “Yeah, I dunno. She’s somewhere, I guess. I mean, she didn’t just disappear,” said Bedingfield. “We have some people looking for her I think, but we’re not too worried, honestly. I’m sure she’ll turn up sooner or later.” “Wait, wait, wait,” said the show’s host. “You mean to tell me that in this time of crisis, you have literally no idea where the Vice President of the United States is?”

“Well, it sounds bad when you put it that way,” replied the Communications Director. “I don’t really see how this is a big deal. It’s been kind of nice and quiet around here since she left… we’re not even quite sure what she does, anyway,” she said with a shrug. Anonymous sources have suggested Kamala may be somewhere around Camp David, as locals reported the sound of cackling through the night.

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    Vasily Polenov Moscow courtyard 1878   • The FDA Is Begging You Not to Take Horse Dewormer for Covid-19 (RS) • How Does Covid-19 Affect The Brain
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle August 23 2021]

    V. Arnold

    Vasily Polenov Moscow courtyard 1878

    What a gorgeous painting…

    Ilargi; your art is worth the whole of your blog…
    …but, mostly, I just can’t comment on the day to day insanity and maintain my own…
    Cheers and good tidings……

    John Day

    Phoenix Voice said (day before yesterday)
    “Social distancing becomes the act of ostracization when overtures are made to end the distance, and one party refuses. With my choir group, we have essentially all been avoiding meeting since March 2020 — but when I “dropped the bomb” and suggested that we meet because we know so much more about the virus, and there is no need to continue to act out of fear…it was shot down, and my bid to return to “normal” was rejected…that feels the same as being ostracized.”
    Thanks, Sister ;-}

    John Day

    Tessa (fights robots) Lena, who grew up in the USSR, asks Why Totalitarianism?

    The first part of this story is about my people, their grinder, historical parallels, and my life. The second part of the story is about tricks and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The pressure is so high, and it’s all moving so fast that the tongue gets numb—but I keep thinking about how the Soviet adults became the way they were—and what we can do about love.

    Mister Roboto

    If you see a profusion of tweets on Twitter that could be construed to make you think a certain way on a current issue or event, you should keep in mind that a good many of those tweets could be from what they call “bots”, or computer-programs constructed for the purpose of simulating the activity of a real Twitter-user for the purpose of influencing the public discourse. And you should keep this in mind no matter what the issue or event or the direction in which the apparent tweet-storm is attempting to slant your evaluation.

    If that sounds like some kind of conspiracy theory, then there is a section of this substack article that illustrates that this phenomenon is merely a fact of our Very Online popular culture. The main thrust of the article is how the Hillary Clinton faction of the Democratic Party has been increasing going off the rails into Lala-Land, and it makes for a very fascinating read.

    Michael Reid

    @ absolute galore – your comment yesterday #84959

    “It’s no picnic having your eyes wide open.”

    Thank you


    Greece this morning:

    The Minister of Development, Adonis Georgiadis, sent a message to the unvaccinated in a radio interview with SKAI, noting characteristically: “They will not be able to go anywhere.”

    As Mr. Georgiadis stressed, “it is obvious that we are going through a difficult winter, because unfortunately a small, but not insignificant minority of citizens has decided to blow up the health system of our country”.

    However, he noted that “the economy is enduring, the government has the issue of the economy under control.”

    On the occasion of the framework that will be announced tomorrow, Tuesday, in view of autumn, he stressed that the government does not intend to lock down again. In fact, he characteristically stated that he has no right to impose a lockdown, at least for the vaccinated citizens “.

    The minister stressed that the entry in the winter for unvaccinated citizens in places of catering and entertainment is not even discussed, saying characteristically, “they will not be able to go anywhere”.

    Note: Greek friends say maybe 10% of people are vaccinated, I think it may be 30%. The government says over 60%. But even then, they can’t afford to exclude 40% from working or spending money into the economy. It’s just a big ugly bluff.

    Polder Dweller

    We already know that the vaxxed can still catch Covid. Various numbers are given but, as we know from Israel, once a few months have passed the efficacy is down to 39%. Maybe after a few more months the efficacy drops all the way back to zero, we just don’t know yet.

    Once infected, the vaxxed can pass the virus on as easily as the unvaxxed and some reports suggest that may be even easier due to higher titres in the vaxxed.

    So what do we have left to justify getting the jab? The stock answer is as Dr Robert Malone says above, “While good at preventing severe disease and death…”, and that’s taken as a given, yet should it be? Can we really say that that is true?

    The vaccines were mainly rolled out in the winter and spring In the northern hemisphere and the numbers of “cases” and deaths were sky high during that time. Now in the summer, when respiratory diseases are normally relatively rare, we have (in Europe) around 4-5 times the number of “cases” compared to last year at the same time and deaths are about double. We’re told that this is due to the delta variant which is apparently more contagious but less deadly than previous variants. Fine, that would explain the higher number of “cases” but not the deaths. So where’s the big pay off from having jabbed everybody? Who’s to say in any case that the 80% or so of people who never would have got C19 (as we know free the Diamond Princess) are now catching it because their immune systems have been compromised thanks to having been jabbed?

    Add to that the very significant dangers associated with getting the jab in the first place (not to mention the necessary subsequent booster shots) and it looks like we have a lose-lose-lose-lose situation here. Meanwhile all our respective governments and health authorities manage to say is that we must jab and jab again.


    The WHO has been telling people on Facebook that the vaccines are safe and effective and have been met with a storm of protest.

    D Benton Smith

    The following post probably got missed by many because it posted in the latest hours last night, but I think it’s relevant enough to today’s discussions to put it back up for review.

    Pertinent and interesting that the following legal definitions (lifted verbatim from legal refrence publications) are equally applicable to both Covid 19 (virus development, disease pandemic, and so-called “vaccine” campaign) and to the debacle of Afghanistan (the war, the failure, and the troop withdrawal) .

    [start of quoted material] Fraud must be proved by showing that the defendant’s actions involved five separate elements: (1) a false statement of a material fact,(2) knowledge on the part of the defendant that the statement is untrue, (3) intent on the part of the defendant to deceive the alleged victim, (4) justifiable reliance by the alleged victim on the statement, and (5) injury to the alleged victim as a result.
    In United States law, depraved-heart murder, also known as depraved-indifference murder, is a type of murder where an individual acts with a “depraved indifference” to human life and where such act results in a death, despite that individual not explicitly intending to kill. In a depraved-heart murder, defendants commit an act even though they know their act runs an unusually high risk of causing death or serious bodily harm to a person. If the risk of death or bodily harm is great enough, ignoring it demonstrates a “depraved indifference” to human life and the resulting death is considered to have been committed with malice aforethought.[1][2] In some states, depraved-heart killings constitute second-degree murder,[3] while in others, the act would be charged with “wanton murder,”[4][5] varying degrees of manslaughter,[6] or third-degree murder.
    If no death results, such an act would generally constitute reckless endangerment (sometimes known as “culpable negligence”) and possibly other crimes, such as assault.
    “depraved heart” murder is the form of murder that establishes that the wilful doing of a dangerous and reckless act with wanton indifference to the consequences and perils involved is just as blameworthy, and just as worthy of punishment, when the harmful result ensues as is the express intent to kill itself. This highly blameworthy state of mind is not one of mere negligence… It is not merely one even of gross criminal negligence… It involves rather the deliberate perpetration of a knowingly dangerous act with reckless and wanton unconcern and indifference as to whether anyone is harmed or not. The common law treats such a state of mind as just as blameworthy, just as anti-social and, therefore, just as truly murderous as the specific intents to kill and to harm. [end of quoted material ]

    I have only one comment to add : There has yet to be even so much as a misdemeanor indictment for any of it.

    Mister Roboto
    Dr. D

    “WikiLeaks Reviews Some Of Its ‘Greatest Hits’ Leaks On Afghanistan”
    CIA Report: Use feminism to reduce Western opposition to military occupation…

    Feminism: Good for oppressing nations overseas! Let’s oppress some brown people yay! Like every other day. F’n embarassing.

    Lockdowns work!

    The more masks fail, the more they work! (Whole article on the utter, hilarious abject failure of all things mask):

    Every where, every state, every minute, every time.

    “Biden Stands By Kabul Evacuation, Laughs When Confronted With Poll Suggesting Majority No Longer See Him As “Competent”

    Well it’s good to see Kamala’s cheerful nature is rubbing off on him. Good to see the humor in life, with 10,000 people hostage.

    “One city has had 125 homicides this year. Most of them are unsolved.” – MSNBC

    Hmmm. Like Chicago, 90% unsolved. Almost free-murder pass. And Baltimore, Trenton… And the city, Mayor of the city is…??? That’s right, Democratic: Louisville, Kentucky. Imagine my shock. Why pick on them? NBC never seems to learn. All these bad things, murder rates, racism, crime, bad economies, seem to happen in 50-year Democratic states and cities. Yet it’s the Republicans’ fault, although they haven’t been in power there in decades. Then they put it on the news, “terrible, racist country” and then highlight every DEMOCRATIC location and policy fallout. You see this in New Hampshire? Alaska? Wyoming? Somehow, those red hats in trailers in Oklahoma are causing these shootings in East L.A. Honest! Or Russia, not sure. But DEFINITELY not the MS-13 dealers of Chinese Fentanyl. No, that’s cray-cray.

    Do we never get tired? Never sinks in? Why should it? Masks and lockdowns have failed spectacularly everywhere they’ve been tried except to kill children, alcoholics, and double the wealth of billionaires, as doubly shown this week in Oz.

    “Australia had one of the world’s most successful Covid responses. Then came delta.” –MSNBC

    So neither vaccines nor lockdowns work. Got it.

    Fail fail, fail fail fail. Fail fail fail fail fail!

    That’s how you know it’s working and we should do it HARDER! The Nazis didn’t shoot dogs, let’s shoot dogs! Can THAT get them to riot? I need a riot down in here. …But the protesters seem to be able to pass freely through the the lines, run round police like they’re not there, which I’d say proves they’re a free, unrestricted county. Keep that up and you’ve proved your point you can do what you want.

    So…apparently weren’t able to Color Revolution Cuba and hypothecate it 500:1, so they’ll need more money from somewhere. Selling F-Stan to China? They did print up that $600B (Half a tril’) in SDRs though. Always on the schedule.

    So what’s on for today? Pento points out we have no stimulus and a dead economy. That may not be straight deflation, but it’s arguably DIS-inflation. And with all-time high leverage, that can cause a panic. Now later they can print MOAR, but first things first. That’s a fair argument since there is nothing but the Fed, no markets on planet earth, so if they slow the rate-of-rate it now causes a ponzi collapse. Rate-of-rate of $5T/year doubling yearly. 10-year is holding but the real interest rates are starting to signal. If I were them, I’d 5x my money in BTC, then drop the “Deflation” on it’s head. Because that keeps it from getting out of control to millions. “Deflation” is by definition US$ getting stronger, relative to assets, and may not last long, panic to safety, close margin, pay debts, but is what it is. Fall is coming up, with Roshanah Sept 6. End of US Fiscal-year right soon, they’ll need a lot not to bankrupt with Joe sittin’ on the pot.

    Roboto: There are many screen shots of “Personal stories” “And with his dying breath, he begged me: Tell others to take the vaccine…erk!. XX( “ Then cut-paste by 20-50 accounts some keen-eye found, much less all that were posted. Every. Day. Facebook n’ pals are very proud of it.

    Everything you see is a lie. Back when, they even had friends and family members advocating for Hellman’s mayo, Smoke Lucky Strike: They’re Smooth! , political parties they obviously didn’t support, and so on. They gave that up as being too obvious, but moved to this airdrop of carpet-bots. This is why you can’t have liars around, enable and coddle them, and must be cut off and ring-fenced until they prove their reform. If you let everyone wander around lying all day, society itself dissolves, as we see.

    Of course that’s the POINT, (plus the profitable con) but we’re not supposed to HELP them ruin us.


    Most people I know would prefer to avoid the same sort of outcome as Mr. House. Losing taste and smell is just something I would like to avoid if at all possible. Never mind all of the other long haul symptoms. So, I will take precautions to avoid those negative outcomes. Like wearing a mask when in stores and avoiding large crowds in closed spaces. These just seem like common sense precautions to take. You think I enjoy wearing a mask? Or avoiding certain situations? My neighbor also has no taste or smell after contracting the virus in May 2020. His wife got infected and now has recurring episodes of headaches. My brother in law suffers from a deep fatigue and brain fog after contracting covid last summer. Some people might have an easy time with covid, but there are millions of people who suffer for a long time. Maybe forever. We don’t really know, do we? Feeling lucky?

    I think a lot of people just take issue with those out there who mock the virus and ridicule those who, for their own personal reasons, would prefer not to spend the rest of their lives plagued by diminished cognition or no taste or smell or dead. Some of those concerned people might also be aware of underlying conditions that might make their experience different from all of those “brave freedom warriors” out there berating anyone who is concerned, by telling them they should go and hide under their bed in fear or mock them for getting a vaccine. More and more, those same blowhards find themselves begging for air and a second chance as the doctor inserts the tube for the last time. I guess they should have thought about that before acting like an asshole about a global pandemic. Karma tends to be a bitch.

    Thanks to Raul for posting the national geographic article. I was going to post that here in reference to the neurological symptoms. I am not sure why anyone would want to go down that road.

    Also a good article regarding breakthrough cases and what we know and don’t know:

    “Most vaccinated people no longer need to fear dying of a coronavirus infection. They are also much less likely to have to go to the hospital. But they do want to avoid getting seriously sick with an illness that, even if not life-threatening, could be profoundly unpleasant; they worry about giving the virus to others who are vulnerable; and they fear developing long covid—a syndrome of fatigue, shortness of breath, cognitive problems, and loss of taste or smell—after even a mild breakthrough infection.”



    This is something you posted back in 2012, perhaps you should rename yourself to “the Oracle”

    Money simply allows us slaves to believe that we are not slaves. We buy the stuff that our masters make for us, giving them more and more money and power. They even make us sick, so they can peddle their drugs to make us ‘better’.

    The best we can do is opt out. But even that is getting more and more difficult. And maybe even one day will be illegal.

    July 13, 2012 at 7:45 am in reply to:Europe Is Sliding Back Into Its Own Past


    “Donald Trump booed at Alabama rally after telling supporters to ‘take the vaccines’”

    I monitor far left to far right websites.

    I’ve noticed an uptick in conservatives blaming the ‘warp speed’ vaccine clusterfuck on Trump. These are die-hard conservatives.

    He truly is brain dead and tone deaf at this point if he believes in the Clot Shot.

    If push finally comes to shove, Old White Joe can also blame Trump for the ‘vaccine failure’

    After all, he just ‘inherited’ the program.

    The big thing to watch for now is if there is wholesale mutiny in the military ranks about getting a mandatory Clot Shot this fall.

    Denninger’s warning about critical personnel not showing up or quitting applies here.

    You want to ‘defund’ the police? Just force them all to take the Kill Shot and see where law & order goes.

    Humanity and the human species in general is looking mighty stupid at the moment.

    From the far left to the far right and everything in between.

    Too stupid to survive in fact.


    those darned kids

    “The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee),”

    marketed?!? marketed?!?

    IT’S A VACCINE, not a pair of shoes or a time-share offer.

    what the helck is wrong with humans? marketed….


    Who give a dammmmm

    Using modelling data whilst ignoring real world data.

    critical personnel



    Who give a dammmmm

    “No Further Action Will Be Taken”: Officer Who Fatally Shot Ashli Babbitt Cleared of Any Wrongdoing By Capitol Police

    There is little media coverage of the obvious disconnect in the handling of this shooting and other uses of force against protesters in recent riots. Even law professors are largely silent on the implications of a finding that the shooting of an unarmed protester is justified. Babbitt seems to be treated as “fair game” because she was part of the January 6th riot.

    There is also the general lack of interest in the media and in academia on the implications of these decisions to clear the unnamed officer.

    D Benton Smith


    Spot on. The trick question is : Who in their right mind would want to do that , and what are the nuts-n-bolts means of doing it ?


    Who give a dammmmm

    “The FDA will do what it thinks it needs to do to make sure that the American public is safe,” he said.

    Initially, full authorization was expected to arrive in September, but the Biden Administration has ramped up the pressure in recent days. Full approval opens the door to several activities that were barred under the emergency authorization: Pfizer can now advertise the jab, and it can now continue to vaccinate people even after the COVID “emergency” is deemed over. Pfizer can also now raise the price of the vaccine. They have already raised the price of the jab in the EU.

    Pfizer and BioNTech have both said they intend to generate billions of dollars in revenues (and likely profits) from sales of the jab.

    Mr. House
    D Benton Smith

    FDA jab approval in open defiance of very very explicit laws . . . surprises no one. Add it to the litany of scofflaw edicts from Washington that are now so common that I believe we have to say that it’s simply the S.O.P. way of doing business.

    And from the Supreme Court ? Even the crickets have gone silent.

    The alley fight has spilled into the street. No-holds-barred now. Guns are next.


    Who give a dammmmm

    Wikileak – Hillary Clinton

    Porn video – Hunter Biden


    In the current environment, an “unvaccinated” person could be prosecuted for “depraved heart murder” for simply going about their usual business.
    A naturally immune unvaccinated person could be prosecuted for this…because the state does not recognize that form of immunity, nor the results of antibody tests, etc., to indicate immunity.
    In the Australian news video, the infected guy leaving his apartment could be so prosecuted.
    Scary times.

    Dr. D

    “Opinion: Angry at the unvaccinated? Here’s a better way” –CNN

    New genius move to convince the unvaxxed: “Our approach hinges on your willingness to give up control; to acknowledge that the person you’re trying to change has autonomy and will make their own decision.”

    So…you’re saying up ‘til now you considered all life forms as NOT having autonomy because your life until now depended on controlling everyone and telling them what to do. Got it. Karen.

    “When we demonstrate empathy, we show the other person that we believe they have valid needs and concerns.” Of course, that is “Fake Believe”, that is lie about caring and believing they have valid concerns. Or we wouldn’t be doing this to make them change their minds, would we? I mean, that would be CONTROLLING, manipulating them, Oops! Back to step one.

    “In practice, empathy is about validating the other person’s perspective without agreeing or disagreeing with them. It’s making true statements that show the other person that you understand them to their satisfaction.”

    Classic psychological manipulation techniques, used by psychologists worldwide. And it sounds phony because it IS phony. Really they backed up one level and like all liars, appear to do the right things with their bodies, however, the INTENT of their hearts remains unchanged: “I’M the master; Do what I say.”

    At least with this approach, when I don’t they won’t make me. …Hahaha. Just kidding. If I don’t they’ll circle back later and all lies will be revealed. They already have. “The time for voluntary is over” – Bill DeBlasio. Firings, yellow badges, smashing windows, and bullets and sterilizations “for your own good, for the national health” is next. Why did they round up the Jews? They were poor, in ghettos, unclean, with diseases. Doctors applaud! What could be better or more humane? It’s only logical, the good of the many. Only AFTER did it get steadily more and more, and as they’ve been saying, the “Sunk investment” fallacy to keep going along until Zylon B.

    “Not even Donald Trump can control the monster he created “ — Serial joke and wrong-reporter, Chris Cillizza “As Trump told the crowd that he would “recommend” they get the Covid-19 vaccine, people started to boo. Absolutely incredible. This is Frankenstein’s monster come to life in the year 2021.” — CNN

    Uh, what? He said he made the vaccine, the vaccine is super-great. His people don’t care (among many, many others, minorities, PhDs). So HE created this problem? He MADE people not listen to him? Huh. New episode: “CNN Logic”

    Do I exaggerate? “Trump has zero inclination to try to control the creature he has built. Look at exactly what he said on vaccines — both before and after he was booed: “I believe totally in your freedoms…but I recommend, take the vaccines. I did it. It’s good. Take the vaccines,”

    You’re right, telling all his followers to take the vaccine on national TV is totally “zero inclination” … in CNN #OppositeLand, telling people to take the vaccine is telling them NOT to take the vaccine. Meanwhile Joe and Kamala saying “I’ll NEVER take Trump’s rushed, unsafe vaccine” “No one at the White House or CDC has to take it” is telling people TO take the vaccine.

    Don’t know why I follow a news source with the circulation of DesMoines Pennysaver, but it’s fun to watch them thrash, have seizures, and run around with their -sses on fire.

    FDA, yup, there it is. And Trump’s vaccine, what could be better? It has to be that ALL central authorities are discredited. If not, the riggers will just hijack the remaining ship and make THAT the new god. Trump is no exception. If he’s around his MAGA really WILL just hand it all to the GOP, even purged, the military, even mostly patriotic, etc. The only safe place to hand the government, the POWER to is YOU: the People. YOU are the army. YOU are the government. If he remains you/they won’t do that.

    “Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning, because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.” –2017. Sound familiar? What did you THINK he meant, or “De-Volve meant, or “Re-Localize” meant? It means none of these guys can have credibility, be looked to as saviours to save us.

    Doesn’t bother me a bit. I don’t see any contradictions. Just the annoyance of having to weather the next 3-6 months and probably, unfortunately, be right again. Everyone wake up, slowly, one by one, as MacKay says, thinking of what they supported, who they hurt, what they’ve done. I supported freedom and human rights, how about you? Free information, discussion, medical choice against extraction and oppression, how about you?

    “They built a wall and a temple and an edge of the empire garrison town.
    They lived and they died, they prayed to their gods, but the stone gods did not make a sound.
    And their empire crumbled ’till all that was left were the stones the workmen found.
    All this time the river flowed in the falling light of a Northern sun.
    If I had my way, take a boat from the river.
    Men go crazy in the congregations, but they only get better one by one.” –Sting


    @ deflationista

    Last year, I felt much as you. I did not want that lab created virus in my body. I wore an N95 mask inside two airports and a short flight…wearing it for so long made me feel a little strange, light-headed, it was with some desperation that I removed it when I stepped outside again. I did not want to worry what the outcome of contracting the virus would be. I was betrayed by my parents and my sister and exposed. Oh, how deeply that betrayal cut…all of my efforts to avoid the virus shredded by people I trusted. It still stings a bit. I learned that if I want to take such precautions I must have the hard conversations even with those I trust and love.

    Then I was desperately trying to find a doctor to prescribe HCQ — I was terrified that my asthmatic mother would be hospitalized, a place dangerous to her without being alert because the smell of most hand-sanitizers causes her to begin anaphylaxis! My then 14 year old son made signs to post in her possible future hospital room, warning away the dreaded hand sanitizer. I lost my sense of smell and taste and wondered if it would ever return. I worried that I would yet again miss a medical appointment that had taken me forever to get scheduled because I was told that I couldn’t be seen until I’d had a negative PCR after the positive one.

    But my mom used her inhaler and in a few days was fine. My partner’s intermittent fevers ceased after 9 days. My kids never got sick, never got positive PCR tests. My sense of smell and taste returned.

    I now understand that most people survive Covid with no problems or complications. It’s ironic — deaths and long-term issues of the virus are being heralded and emphasized by the media while deaths and long-term issues of the vaccine are being buried. Shouldn’t information on both be available so that people in a democratic society are free to learn about what is going on and make wise, informed choices?

    Once we had survived Covid I needed to understand the significance of that event. And now I understand that due to a veiled agenda Covid survival is being buried, discarded, discounted. If I lived in NYC I would be prevented from shopping. If I lived in Australia I would be under lockdown orders. If I lived in the UK or Europe I would be getting endless, superfluous Covid tests to perpetually prove to authorities that I am not infected. My choir-member friends are afraid to meet me face to face, afraid of what might happen if I caught Covid from their vaccinated self! I have sung masked, amidst a sea of unmasked and vaccinated individuals, while I am the only person in the room with durable immunity.

    This is madness.



    I will walk without fear into a Covid-19 ICU unit right now without any PPE on whatsoever…I will bet my life that I’m sterile immune to the virus as a result of said infection and recovery.

    I do the same. After 7 months of fear, it is perpetually beautiful walk without it.

    Dr. D

    Sure, deflationista, that’s why we sadly allow the vaxxed to go on scolding and haranguing us but I don’t make them NOT wear masks. I don’t take the vaccine from them. I wish they would show the same courtesy, I mean being the law and human rights and all.

    So the entire article of nothing but charts showing mask mandates and lockdowns having zero effect on cases/transmission has no effect on you? Here, let me try again:

    Every place that has lockdowns and masks is worse than every place that doesn’t. (I guess except Oz, which is worse than Kabul for other reasons) I’m safer in every nation that ignored all Covid or at least no worse, than I am in all the “terribly serious” nations. Sweden is better than NY or no worse. Texas is better than Michigan. Afghanistan seems totally free. India, with weak, health-impaired people, is better than all of them. So I would wear a mask on 2 years of perpetual data of failure for why? 100 years of data, since 1916? On Fauci’s own declarations, his own emails? On the recent CDC study? On the AAPS report? On the cross-state study in Germany where even N95s failed? Is there no data or number of years that can possibly create science over CNNs, “not science”?

    And yet I don’t stop you from wearing yours. It’s your body and your right. I don’t even really make fun of you, I understand. I just have my own conclusions and opinions as all living things must. However, beware, the rules are killing everybody on earth except Jeff Bezos, and ending all human rights. Consider well the whole of the moon.

    Mr. House

    “Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock on the rebranded Comirnaty: It is important people get vaccinated but we don’t have data on the proper dose, nor do we have full data on safety in children younger than in the EUA.”

    Yep, that’s a confidence booster, sign me right up. You only force people to do things when they have no confidence in you or your actions.


    Who give a dammmmm

    The TV, news media is showing babies, and toddlers being taken care
    on the Mexican border
    waiting to get into the Kabul airport
    100 degree temp
    No sign/image of the shitty part …. shortage of diapers

    Mr. House

    and you only follow people that don’t inspire confidence because you’re so scared you resort to faith.


    FDA meeting that approved the Pfizer jab.

    Mr. House

    “There are 2 types of people right now: Those that recognize that this is largest everything bubble brought about by historic central bank intervention who think this is problematic and bubble deniers such as Cathie Wood who want to deny the existence of any asset bubble, many wanting to declare that central bank liquidity and rate adjusted the valuations are justified, consequences be damned.”

    Sound familiar?


    Every time I hear or see “cray cray” I see Oprah Winfrey in my mind’s eye.


    “The FDA decision also clears the way for the companies to market their vaccine, which is not permitted without full licensure. And it may launch a race for booster shots, allowing doctors to prescribe extra Pfizer-BioNTech shots “off label” to anyone they think should get one.”

    The irony to surpass all ironies. *facepalm*


    Kiss goodbye all of the lawsuits fighting the mandates based on grounds that there was no FDA approval. I always knew that argument wasn’t going to stick.

    Small sigh of relief that for the 12-15 crowd there is still only EUA. My boys turn 16 in May. If it gets mandated for high school next year I’m going to be stuck…my ex supports vaccination and we have joint legal decision making. I need the mainstream narrative to blow up in the next 9 months.


    We are continuously told that it is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” with scary statistics like 99% of those in the hospital are unvaxxed. Does anyone have a source for that data? I’m guessing it would have been shared on TAE, either in the debt rattle or in the comments, but not finding easily.


    Any news on prophylaxis for vaccine adverse reactions? Maybe ivermectin can bind to the trillions of spike proteins created and prevent the damage? If so, I’ve 9 months to get some.


    The govt’s entire handling of the C19 pandemic hasn’t made much sense to me. Re-reading this 2018 Philip Mirowski article about neoliberalism seems to put an organizing structure around the govt’s actions – at least in my mind. You can read the whole article or just skip down to the eleven numbered points. Is this “markets are in control and should be in control of govt ” philosophy in action? I don’t know. But Pfizer renaming their C19 jab for better marketing purposes is interesting.

    ” Far from trying to preserve society against the unintended consequences of the operations of markets, as democratic liberalism sought to do, neoliberal doctrine instead set out actively to dismantle those aspects of society which might resist the purportedly inexorable logic of “catallactics,” and to reshape it in the market’s image. For neoliberals, freedom and the market would be treated as identical. Their rallying cry was to remove the foundation of liberty from natural rights or tradition, and reposition it upon an entirely novel theory concerning what a market was, or should be. They could not acknowledge individual natural rights, because they sought to tutor the masses to become the agent the market would be most likely to deem successful. The market no longer gave you what you wanted; you had to capitulate to what the market wanted. All areas of life could be better configured to behave as if they were more market-like. ”

    Neoliberalism: The Movement That Dare Not Speak Its Name

    John Day

    @Deflationista: You can lay in stock, or use daily, zinc plus a metabolic delivery system for it.
    You should be replete with vitamin-D, of course. Take 5000 units per day, or titrate your dose to a blood level of 60-100. It takes a couple of months at a dose for the blood level to equilibrate.
    Zinc has been known since about 1995 to interfere with coronavirus intracellular replication, but your body does not actively transport zinc into cells. Quercetin, a natural food plant product, found in onions, green tea and many vegetables, is a zinc ionophore. It helps zinc get into cells. Your gut does not absorb quercetin very well, but sunflower lecithin greatly facilitated gut absorption of quercetin (“… she swallowed the spider to catch the fly, but I don’t know why she swallowed the fly…”)
    Once per day take 25-50 mg zinc, quercetin (250-500 mg, with or without bromelain) and a capsule (250-500 mg is plenty, but they are often bigger) of lecithin.
    Up that to 3 times per day for active COVID.
    Don’t take enough ivermectin for a horse 10 X your weight.
    You will get nausea, vomiting, the runs and feel woozy.
    You won’t die. You’ll just feel like you should have done the math.
    Get ivermectin from India. Get it before you are sick.
    Germ posted that again recently.

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