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René Magritte The evening gown 1954

 

A Hypothesis (Greer)
Fauci Warns Of ‘Worse Variant’ That ‘Could Impact The Vaccinated’ (RT)
14 Israelis Have Caught COVID-19 Even After Booster Shot (ZH)
Covid Booster Shots Coming “Soon”, Fauci Tells CNN (ZH)
What Changes The Unvaccinated Minds? Fear. (CNN)
Majority of American Physicians Decline COVID Shots (AAPS)
Prophylactic Role of Ivermectin in SARS-CoV-2 Infection (Cureus)
Information Security Expert On Revealed Pfizer Agreements (Aflds)
Covid-19 Survivors May Possess Wide-ranging Resistance To The Disease (Emory)
A Massive Black Hole With 34 Billion Times The Mass of Our Sun (SA)
Spanish Village Seeks Unesco World Heritage Status For Outdoor Chats
2500 Year Old Ancient Olive Tree Burned Down in Evia Fires in Greece (GR)

 

 

 

 

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Iceland gives up on immunity through vaccination. Smart.


 

 

UK, Israel, US saw an early surge in vaccinations. 6 months later, they have a surge in infections.

 

 

Greer has the bleakest vision yet. It makes being vaccinated look like a crazy gamble.

Oh, and remember: ADE is not a wild hypothesis, it has been observed in numerous animal trials over the years.

A Hypothesis (Greer)

Stage Nine: Things Get Serious

All of a sudden, as a result, it was no longer enough to vaccinate 70% of the US population. Everyone without exception had to get vaccinated—if everyone gets the vaccine, after all, it will be easier to claim that what’s happening is a nasty new variant rather than vaccine-driven ADE, since nobody will be able to point out that the unvaccinated aren’t getting it. All of a sudden, officials dropped the (inaccurate) claim that the vaccines keep you from getting Covid-19. New outbreaks flared in which most people who got sick had been fully vaccinated; stories surfaced in the media about how strange it was that so many people were getting really nasty summer colds; the labor shortage somehow just kept getting worse and other shortages snowballed, but if you suggested that it was because too many people were sick you could count on being shouted down. Authorities began to talk earnestly about how a new variant might show up soon that would kill a third of the people who caught it. Under normal circumstances, there’s no way they could know that in advance. It makes perfect sense, however, if the vaccines have been found to cause serious ADE and they already have a good idea of what the fatality rate will be.

This is where we are as I write this. If my hypothesis is right, here’s what we can expect.

Stage Ten: Hoping for a Miracle

As ADE becomes more common, breakthrough infection clusters will pop up with increasing frequency, and the higher the percentage of the population in that region is vaccinated, the worse they will be. Variants will be blamed for this. Word of the imminent crisis will spread through the upper levels of society, however, causing increasingly frantic and irrational behavior, until it becomes next to impossible to get anything done if it depends on the government or big corporations. Medical laboratories will scramble to find a way to counteract ADE, though that’s been tried for decades now without success. Meanwhile the people who refuse to get vaccinated won’t budge no matter how much furious rhetoric and punitive policy gets dumped on them. Once this becomes clear, authorities will insist that everyone but a few holdouts has been vaccinated, in the fond hope that people will believe them one more time.

Stage Eleven: Into The Endgame

When ADE becomes too widespread to ignore and people begin to die in significant numbers, expect governments to proclaim the arrival of the predicted new hyper-lethal variant and impose a new round of shutdowns, mask mandates, and the like. The media will insist that the people who are dying are all unvaccinated as long as they can get away with it; pay attention to the vaccination status and health outcomes of people you know for a reality check. Unless some way of stopping ADE-enhanced infections can be found in a hurry, medical systems will buckle under the caseload and triage will become the order of the day. How soon this will happen, if it does, is impossible to say in advance. It’s also impossible to know in advance how soon it will become clear that the vaccines are responsible—or just how violent a backlash against the political and economic establishment this could provoke.

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“There’s a tenet that everybody knows in virology: a virus will not mutate unless you allow it to replicate..”

Another tenet says it’s unlikely to mutate very much unless you give it a reason to. Like a non-sterilizing vaccine.

Oh, and Tony, the vaccines allow it to replicate, remember?

Fauci Warns Of ‘Worse Variant’ That ‘Could Impact The Vaccinated’ (RT)

In his latest bid to promote Covid-19 jabs, White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci upped his pandemic warnings and cautioned vaccinated individuals about an even “worse variant” that could come after Delta. Those who remain unvaccinated, Fauci claimed in a Sunday interview with MSNBC, are responsible for the coronavirus mutating. This has led to the Delta variant, which health officials have continuously warned is partly behind the mass rise in cases and could lead to another surge in the fall. “There’s a tenet that everybody knows in virology: a virus will not mutate unless you allow it to replicate,” Fauci said. “Fortunately for us, the vaccines do quite well against Delta, particularly in protecting you from severe disease.”

“But if you give the virus the chance to continue to change, you’re leading to a vulnerability that we might get a worse variant, and then that will impact not only the unvaccinated, that will impact the vaccinated because that variant could evade the protection of the vaccine.” Despite aggressive efforts from Joe Biden’s administration to promote vaccines, rates have been lagging as coronavirus cases have been on the rise recently. Some cities, such as Los Angeles and Las Vegas, have found themselves facing reinstated mask mandates in response to the new cases. New York City also became the first this month to announce that proof of vaccination will be required at certain venues, gyms, and restaurants.

While Fauci does not see a federal mandate being imposed, he did say he believes that once the FDA gives full approval to the vaccines, which he predicts will be sometime later this month, it will make it easier for private businesses to begin mandating vaccinations, something Fauci has endorsed in the past. The infectious disease expert had previously predicted a “flood” of vaccine mandates earlier in the week when discussing the impending approval. “The time has come [when] we’ve got to go the extra step to get people vaccinated.”

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Good thing they’re cheaper by the dozen.

14 Israelis Have Caught COVID-19 Even After Booster Shot (ZH)

The population of Israel has been looked upon of late as a global guinea pig of sorts given it was the first country out of the gate to implement a large-scale booster shot program for people 60 and up who’ve already been vaccinated with two rounds of the COVID-19 shot. This was announced only at the end of July, and the early data is beginning to trickle in. Israel is considered to have among the world’s highest vaccination rates, with 5.3 million of its citizens having been inoculated with two doses, with weeks ago headlines declaring it had reached ‘herd immunity’ – only for the headlines to give way to reports of the alarming rapid rise of breakthrough cases.

And now it appears that even the much touted COVID booster shot could be failing to protect: “Internal Health Ministry data shows that 14 Israelis have been infected with COVID-19 a week after receiving a booster shot, Channel 12 news reports,” The Times of Israel writes Sunday. Already over the weekend Israeli media is reporting that “serious cases” have hit a four month high, with over 324 patients hospitalized, many of them in critical condition. It was only a little over a week ago that elderly Israelis began receiving the third shot, and so “early results” and observations have only now begun to come in, and it’s not looking good. The Times of Israel continues in its breaking report:

The network says 11 of those infected are over the age of 60 — two of whom have now been hospitalized — while the other three got their third dose because they are immunocompromised.= If confirmed in larger samples, the figures could cast doubt on the effectiveness of the booster shot, which Israel has started administering before major health bodies around the world have approved it. Channel 12 noted that the confirmed new infections were revealed based on tests performed one week after the group had received the third shot. Three of the above are being described as “younger patients”. This comes as the CDC and FDA have begun discussions on pushing forward with offering booster shots in the US – possibly as early as September, according to some reports.

[..] Anthony Fauci, has already begun making the pitch for a third shot “reasonably soon” while making the rounds on the big Sunday shows… “We need to look at them in a different light,” Fauci said of boosters on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on Sunday, according to Bloomberg. “We would certainly be boosting those people before we boost the general population that’s been vaccinated, and we should be doing that reasonably soon.” He began by noting the booster would first be made available for the immunocompromised and elderly (just like in Israel). “As soon as they see that level of durability of protection goes down, then you will see the recommendation to vaccinate those individuals,” Fauci added.

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Something I’ve been pondering:

“Fauci said the Delta variant presents the additional problem that vaccinated people can also transmit the virus to someone else.”

Whichever variant you have has been transferred to you from someone. The only “active ingredient” we know of related to the vaccines is spike proteins.

Does Alpha prevent their propagation, but Delta does not? How does that work?

Covid Booster Shots Coming “Soon”, Fauci Tells CNN (ZH)

As for the kind of data the CDC will be looking for, Fauci said that the CDC has been tracking the level of durability of protection for the elderly, those in nursing homes and young people, month by month. “As soon as they see that level of durability of protection goes down, then you will see the recommendation to vaccinate those individuals.” Speaking one day after Barack Obama’ epic birthday bash (despite it being shrunk for just the closest family and friends), Fauci said that health officials don’t take breakthrough infections “lightly,” warning that the delta variant which is more contagious and is fueling the surge of U.S. cases to more than 100,000 a day, will produce “more” breakthrough cases. Luckily, everyone inside the Barack Birthday Bash tent is exempt from such risks.


And speaking of furiously moving goalposts, Fauci said the Delta variant presents the additional problem that vaccinated people can also transmit the virus to someone else. That has led to the CDC revising its mask guidelines recently. But, he stressed: “The vaccines are still doing what you originally want them to do — to keep you out of the hospital to prevent you from getting seriously ill.” Actually, what the CDC “originally” wanted the vaccines to do, was to prevent those who were jabbed from infecting others. Only later did we learn that too was a fabrication. Finally, Fauci reminded viewers that all Covid-19 vaccines remains experimental although he assured his pals at CNN that a full approval could arrive “within the next few weeks.”

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Scare them into submission. Then get ’em a shrink.

“Of course, there will always be people who won’t get vaccinated no matter what. About half of America’s unvaccinated adult population say they’ll never get a vaccine.”

Wait, doesn’t that invalidate the entire concept?

What Changes The Unvaccinated Minds? Fear. (CNN)

So what does work to get more people to take the vaccine? One answer seems clear in the polling and in the real world: fear. Fear of getting the virus and of losing freedoms looks like it motivates people to get vaccinated. You can see this well in the latest trends in vaccination and case counts. As of Friday morning, more people have taken the vaccine in the last week than have since June. This has happened as case counts and hospitalizations have been rising nationally. Zoom in on the places where cases are the highest: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. With the exception of Florida, all have had some of the lowest vaccination rates since vaccines were made available. Over the last week, however, all five states rank in the top five for number of people per capita getting vaccinated throughout the entire country.

The correlation here is clear enough, and the polling buffers the idea of a real connection. The jump in vaccinations is happening as concern about the virus is rising once again. In Monmouth University polling, for example, concern that someone in your family would catch the virus jumped 11 points from June to late July. The Axios/Ipsos poll showed a similar trend with concern about the virus jumping in early August to its highest level since April. When we examine Ipsos’ last two polls more closely, the connection between fear of the virus and likelihood of the unvaccinated getting shots becomes clear enough. Among those who are extremely or very concerned about the virus, about 39% of the unvaccinated say they’re likely to get the vaccine. This drops to about 30% who are somewhat concerned.

It declines to only about 12% with those who are not very concerned about the virus, and a mere 5% of those who are not concerned at all about the vaccine. Kaiser Family Foundation polling confirms this trend. Of those who are open to getting the vaccine but aren’t sure (i.e. the wait and see group), 45% are concerned they could get seriously ill from coronavirus. This drops to just 8% among those who say they will definitely not get the vaccine. These findings also comport with what I showed last week: The vaccinated are most likely to fear the virus most. Protecting themselves from getting sick or fear of getting sick was the No. 1 and 2 reasons respondents who are vaccinated said they got the vaccine in a June Kaiser poll. Fear, not surprisingly, is a powerful emotion. For those who don’t fear the virus, fear of losing their job may be the answer to getting them vaccinated.

Ipsos showed this past week that 33% of unvaccinated adults said an employer requiring them to get the shot would make them likely to get one. That may seem low, but it was actually the highest rated action of any tested to see if the unvaccinated would likely get a vaccine. The only thing that came close was when respondents were told that they would get a bonus or raise (26%). [..] Of course, there will always be people who won’t get vaccinated no matter what. About half of America’s unvaccinated adult population say they’ll never get a vaccine. The key is to convince the other half who aren’t vaccinated yet to get it. Fear does seem to be working with them.

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June 16. They’re just not scared enough yet… Maybe they don’t watch CNN?

Majority of American Physicians Decline COVID Shots (AAPS)

Of the 700 physicians responding to an internet survey by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), nearly 60 percent said they were not “fully vaccinated” against COVID. This contrasts with the claim by the American Medical Association that 96 percent of practicing physicians are fully vaccinated. This was based on 300 respondents. Neither survey represents a random sample of all American physicians, but the AAPS survey shows that physician support for the mass injection campaign is far from unanimous. “It is wrong to call a person who declines a shot an ‘anti-vaxxer,’” states AAPS executive director Jane Orient, M.D.

“Virtually no physicians are ‘anti-antibiotics’ or ‘anti-surgery,’ whereas all are opposed to treatments that they think are unnecessary, more likely to harm than to benefit an individual patient, or inadequately tested.” The AAPS survey also showed that 54 percent of physician respondents were aware of patients suffering a “significant adverse reaction.” Of the unvaccinated physicians, 80 percent said “I believe risk of shots exceeds risk of disease,” and 30% said “I already had COVID.” Other reasons for declining the shot included unknown long-term effects, use of aborted fetal tissue, “it’s experimental,” availability of effective early treatment, and reports of deaths and blood clots.

Of 560 practicing physicians, 56 percent said they offered early treatment for COVID. Nonphysicians were also invited to participate in the survey. Of some 5,300 total participants, 2,548 volunteered comments about associated adverse effects of which they were aware. These included death, amputation, paralysis, stillbirth, menstrual irregularities, blindness, seizures, and heart issues. “Causality is not proven. However, many of these episodes might have resulted in a huge product liability or malpractice award if they had occurred after a new drug,” stated Dr. Orient. “Purveyors of these COVID products are protected against lawsuits.”

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India. “..reduced the risk of COVID-19 infection by 83%..”

Prophylactic Role of Ivermectin in SARS-CoV-2 Infection (Cureus)

Introduction
Healthcare workers (HCWs) are vulnerable to getting infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Preventing HCWs from getting infected is a priority to maintain healthcare services. The therapeutic and preventive role of ivermectin in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is being investigated. Based on promising results of in vitro studies of oral ivermectin, this study was conducted with the aim to demonstrate the prophylactic role of oral ivermectin in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection among HCWs at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhubaneswar.

Methods
A prospective cohort study was conducted at AIIMS Bhubaneswar, which has been providing both COVID and non-COVID care since March 2020. All employees and students of the institute who provided written informed consent participated in the study. The uptake of two doses of oral ivermectin (300 ºg/kg/dose at a gap of 72 hours) was considered as exposure. The primary outcome of the study was COVID-19 infection in the following month of ivermectin consumption, diagnosed as per Government of India testing criteria (real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction [RT-PCR]) guidelines. The log-binomial model was used to estimate adjusted relative risk (ARR), and the Kaplan-Meier failure plot was used to estimate the probability of COVID-19 infection with follow-up time.

Results
Of 3892 employees, 3532 (90.8%) participated in the study. The ivermectin uptake was 62.5% and 5.3% for two doses and single dose, respectively. Participants who took ivermectin prophylaxis had a lower risk of getting symptoms suggestive of SARS-CoV-2 infection (6% vs 15%). HCWs who had taken two doses of oral ivermectin had a significantly lower risk of contracting COVID-19 infection during the following month (ARR 0.17; 95% CI, 0.12-0.23). Females had a lower risk of contracting COVID-19 than males (ARR 0.70; 95% CI, 0.52-0.93). The absolute risk reduction of SARS-CoV-2 infection was 9.7%. Only 1.8% of the participants reported adverse events, which were mild and self-limiting.

Conclusion
Two doses of oral ivermectin (300 µg/kg/dose given 72 hours apart) as chemoprophylaxis among HCWs reduced the risk of COVID-19 infection by 83% in the following month. Safe, effective, and low-cost chemoprophylaxis has relevance in the containment of pandemic alongside vaccine.

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More ouch.

Information Security Expert On Revealed Pfizer Agreements (Aflds)

“If you were wondering why Ivermectin was suppressed, it is because the agreement that countries had with Pfizer does not allow them to escape their contract, which states that even if a drug will be found to treat COVID-19, the contract cannot be voided.”

Unredacted contracts for the experimental biological agent known as the “COVID-19 vaccine” between the Pfizer corporation and various governments continue to be revealed. Information security expert Ehden Biber told America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) Frontline News that the first document to recently emerge was discovered by Albanian newspaper Gogo.al. Biber then was able to locate the digitally-signed Brazilian contract, and at least two others, one with the European Commission, and the other with the Dominican Republic. AFLDS Chief Science Officer Dr. Michael Yeadon responded to the revelations after perusing the Albania contract, saying it “looks genuine.”

He continued: “I know the basic anatomy of these agreements and nothing is missing that I’d expect to be present, and I’ve seen no clues that suggests it’s fake.” Yeadon noted what he found “the most stunning revelation,” citing the clause that stipulates “if there are any laws or regulations in your country under which Pfizer could be prosecuted, you agree to CHANGE THE LAW OR REGULATION to close that off.” (emphasis his) In a Twitter thread that has since been removed except the first tweet in the thread, Biber explained the significance of the revealed agreements: “Because the cost of developing contracts is very high and time consuming (legal review cycles), Pfizer, like all corporations, develop a standardized agreement template and use these agreements with relatively minor adjustments in different countries.

“These agreements are confidential, but luckily one country did not protect the contract document well enough, so I managed to get a hold of a copy. “As you are about to see, there is a good reason why Pfizer was fighting to hide the details of these contracts.”

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No vaccines needed, just anti-virals.

Covid-19 Survivors May Possess Wide-ranging Resistance To The Disease (Emory)

Recovered COVID-19 patients retain broad and effective longer-term immunity to the disease, suggests a recent Emory University study, which is the most comprehensive of its kind so far. The findings have implications for expanding understanding about human immune memory as well as future vaccine development for coronaviruses. The longitudinal study, published recently on Cell Reports Medicine, looked at 254 patients with mostly mild to moderate symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection over a period for more than eight months (250 days) and found that their immune response to the virus remained durable and strong.

Emory Vaccine Center director Rafi Ahmed, PhD, and a lead author on the paper, says the findings are reassuring, especially given early reports during the pandemic that protective neutralizing antibodies did not last in COVID-19 patients. “The study serves as a framework to define and predict long-lived immunity to SARS-CoV-2 after natural infection. We also saw indications in this phase that natural immunity could continue to persist,” Ahmed says. The research team will continue to evaluate this cohort over the next few years. Researchers found that not only did the immune response increase with disease severity, but also with each decade of age regardless of disease severity, suggesting that there are additional unknown factors influencing age-related differences in COVID-19 responses.

In following the patients for months, researchers got a more nuanced view of how the immune system responds to COVID-19 infection. The picture that emerges indicates that the body’s defense shield not only produces an array of neutralizing antibodies but activates certain T and B cells to establish immune memory, offering more sustained defenses against reinfection. “We saw that antibody responses, especially IgG antibodies, were not only durable in the vast majority of patients but decayed at a slower rate than previously estimated, which suggests that patients are generating longer-lived plasma cells that can neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.”

Ahmed says investigators were surprised to see that convalescent participants also displayed increased immunity against common human coronaviruses as well as SARS-CoV-1, a close relative of the current coronavirus. The study suggests that patients who survived COVID-19 are likely to also possess protective immunity even against some SARS-CoV-2 variants. “Vaccines that target other parts of the virus rather than just the spike protein may be more helpful in containing infection as SARS-CoV-2 variants overtake the prevailing strains,” says Ahmed. “This could pave the way for us to design vaccines that address multiple coronaviruses.”

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If it eats 1/34 billionth of its mass each day, it’s not all that hungry?!

A Massive Black Hole With 34 Billion Times The Mass of Our Sun (SA)

Scientists have recently reported discovering what they believe is the most massive black hole ever discovered in the early Universe. It is 34 billion times the mass of our Sun, and it eats the equivalent of one Sun every day. The research led by the National University of Australia (ANU) has revealed how massive the fastest-growing black hole in the Universe really is, as well as how much matter it is able to suck in. The black hole, known as ‘J2157’, was discovered by the same research team in 2018. The study detailing the humongous black hole’s characteristics has been published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.


According to Dr. Christopher Onken and his colleagues, this object is 34 billion times the Sun’s mass and gobbles up the equivalent of one Sun every day. That’s billion with a b. For other comparisons, the monstrous black hole has a mass of approximately 8,000 times the mass of Sagittarius A*, the black hole located at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. “If the Milky Way’s black hole wanted to get fat, it would have to swallow two-thirds of all the stars in our galaxy,” explains Onken.

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Love it.

Spanish Village Seeks Unesco World Heritage Status For Outdoor Chats

It’s a nightly summer ritual across much of Spain: as the sweltering heat of the day eases off, chairs are hauled out to the street for an alfresco chat. Now an enterprising village in southern Spain is seeking to have the tradition recognised by the United Nations as a cultural treasure. The aim is to protect the centuries-old custom from the encroaching threat of social media and television, said José Carlos Sánchez, the mayor of Algar, a town of about 1,400 people. “It’s the opposite of social media,” he told the Guardian. “This is about face-to-face conversations.” Sánchez recently applied to have the custom added to Unesco’s list of intangible cultural heritage, hoping it will be able to earn a spot in a catalogue that ranges from the art of Neapolitan pizza making to sauna culture in Finland and a grass mowing competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


It’s a novel way to think about the impromptu, often banal gatherings that have long provided a respite from the heat, he conceded. But each time extended families and neighbours in the pueblo blanco – or white town – take to their front steps, he sees it as an effort to safeguard the tradition. “But it’s not what it was,” said Sánchez. “So we want to return to having everyone outside of their doors alfresco instead of scrolling through Facebook or watching television inside their homes.” Sánchez, who regularly spends balmy summer evenings on the doorstep of his 82-year-old mother’s house, is quick to list off the many benefits of what is known as charlas al fresco, from the energy savings gleaned from turning off the air conditioning for a few hours to the sense of community forged as neighbours share in the day’s gossip or comment on the latest news stories.

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” The tree was large, with a trunk so wide ten people could fit along its diameter. The tree was fertile with olives all the way until it fell victim to the wildfire.”

2500 Year Old Ancient Olive Tree Burned Down in Evia Fires in Greece (GR)

A 2,500 year old ancient olive tree on the island of Evia was destroyed today in the ongoing wildfires consuming the region. The ancient tree was located in the olive grove of Rovia, and was such an enduring symbol of the landscape that the ancient geographer and philosopher Strabo featured it in his writings. The tree was large, with a trunk so wide ten people could fit along its diameter. The tree was fertile with olives all the way until it fell victim to the wildfire. The tragic loss of the Evian tree was posted to Twitter by Apostolis Panagiotou, and the evocative image quickly gained over a thousand likes, with many Greeks leaving responses mourning the impact of the fires.


Apostolis Panagiotou

The destruction of the treasured tree is just one of many losses experienced by the Greek people in Evia during the course of the wildfires. In a statement that showcases the desperation and pain of the people of northern Evia, Giannis Kontzias, the mayor of Istiaia – Aidipsos, said that what the people are seeing now is ”the completion of a holocaust.” ”Truth be told, we could have saved much more,” he says. ”I’ve been up on the mountain from Wednesday at 2:30 PM making dramatic calls for more aircraft in the front that we managed to keep back for 30 hours.” Kontzias described the dramatic turn of events when the wind changed direction and brought the fire to the northwest of Evia.


”The wind turned the fire towards the Municipality of Istiaia Aidipsos, multiplying the fronts,” he explains. ”I’m making a dramatic appeal (to the Greek authorities) to bring aircraft.” ”Very few of them arrived yesterday, but they were inadequate. Today, only seven of them are operating particularly near Artemisio,” the devastated mayor explains. ”One after the other our villages fall. One municipal unit after the other is being destroyed completely. What’s saved has been saved by volunteers and the soul of the residents of this land,” Kontizas noted. ”They remained the last ones to save something from their homes, something from which we’ll be able to hold onto in order to stay and live in this land.”

Evia

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    René Magritte The evening gown 1954   • A Hypothesis (Greer) • Fauci Warns Of ‘Worse Variant’ That ‘Could Impact The Vaccinated’ (RT) • 14 Israel
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle August 9 2021]

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    Germ
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    #82995
    oxymoron
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    Fauci – Those who remain unvaccinated, Fauci claimed in a Sunday interview with MSNBC, are responsible for the coronavirus mutating.

    Me – don’t make me angry you parasite

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    V. Arnold
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    René Magritte The evening gown 1954

    So lovely, so right…

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    Germ
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    #83000
    oxymoron
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    The Pfizer contract article makes sense from a conspiracy perspective as far as Dr Martin David (David Martin?) of yea olde bow tie variety suggests with his patent filings. Make the problem, ensure the problem needs addressing, and own the rights/profits to the only solution.
    Also are humans the new built in obsolescence in product lines?

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    Germ
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    absolute galore
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    The correlation here is clear enough, and the polling buffers the idea of a real connection. The jump in vaccinations is happening as concern about the virus is rising once again.

    The polling is simply the government and its media agencies tracking the effectiveness of its propaganda campaigns. Remember “15 days to flatten the curve?” We’ve been barraged with fear-inducing messages for a year and a half straight. I wish there were a way to help the unvaxxed who do have access to or know about resources like TAE make a decision based on factual evidence and not the blaring sirens of mass media fear porn.

    At the end of yesterday’s comments I wrote that it seemed like Fauci was setting the table to blame a possible upcoming onslaught on the unvaxxed. The Pfizer announcement posted above, saying that the fight against the virus should include anti-virals (really now?) and not just vaccines, furthers my suspicion that they are trying to paint the unvaxxed as the cause of any new covid waves.

    Dr. Anthony Fauci: “The time has come [when] we’ve got to go the extra step to get people vaccinated.”
    Ah, the “extra step.” Spoken like the true leader of unfree humanity. Who will be following Herr Fauci’s orders to go the extra step? We know most big corporations will be mandating as soon as the FDA finishes up its rigorous, objective, scientific, non-political testing, based on all the meticulous and fine grain data it has amassed over these past 18 months. But what about the military? I suspect a few Republican governors will resist. And some motorcycle riders.

    Call it conformation bias, call it hard-headed knuckle headedness, but the more these dangerous freaks insist I get vaccinated, the harder I dig in and say fux no, freakos.

    My local weekly newspaper has a banner feature across the top of the front page touting some pithy message — Special Fathers Day and Grads Gift Section, or Please Wear A Mask –it’s Not Much To Ask! This week it was Delay Can Be Fatal — Get Vaccinated Now! I guess Fauci called.

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    Lunatic Nazi know-it-all

    “I celebrate when I see businesses deciding that they’re going to mandate that for their employees” Collins continued. ”

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/08/08/just-look-data-top-us-health-official-calls-more-vaccine-mandates

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    chooch
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    Germ
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    I’ll take the bug on the chin rather than the needle in the arm any day.

    Fighting fit!

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    V. Arnold
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    My greatest fear is that the galoots will fabricate an emergency of titanic proportions…
    Oh! Wait!
    That’s today!
    My second greatest fear is; we’ll buy it…lock, stock, and barrel…
    The numbers are so corupt as to be to dare to challenge them!!!
    And…here we are…
    Now; how to fight this?
    # First:
    Find the truth; the real deal…then you simply say NO!

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    those darned kids
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    i believe ade is why you get dengue worse the second time.

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    V. Arnold
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    i believe ade is why you get dengue worse the second time.

    Hmm, I’ve had dengue here in Thailand; there is no vaccine against dengue…just hydration and fluids when you get it…until recovery…
    There are 4 types/levels of infection; having had one, may or may not immunize one against future infection…
    So, how could there be an ade?

    #83011
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    V Arnold – they rolled out a dengue vaccine with some rather bad side effects.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/05/03/719037789/botched-vaccine-launch-has-deadly-repercussions

    #83012
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    “ So, how could there be an ade?”

    I know that dengue is one of the classical examples of a virus associated with ADE following re-infection. It’s what my ex GP friend I wrote about yesterday used to claim that Covid doesn’t have an ADE problem so we don’t need to worry about either the vaccines or booster shots. In which case, why the deuce are doctors like Malone, Fleming, Vanden Bossche and Bhakdi worried about it?

    #83013
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Yesterday I learned that even my young (20s) nieces/nephews are vaccinated. I have one – just one – close family member who is not vaccinated. I am simultaneously heartsick and furious. I wake each morning and think, I can’t do this anymore, but of course we have to, don’t we. I spend a lot of time hoping this thing doesn’t go south. Lately I’ve begun to pray to god to keep these people safe. I don’t know what I would do without TAE and the one close friend I’m able to talk with about this. Thank you, y’all, for helping keep me sane.

    #83014
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    In furtherance of my comments at the end of the last thread: I just reread the excerpt of Greer’s “Hypothesis”, and he does posit a scenario where the authorities blame scariant-variants for the effects of ADE, so maybe it isn’t to early for ADE to start showing itself. And it is starting to show up already, {shudder} then may the Spirit have mercy on us all!

    #83015
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    I also learned yesterday that my [mostly estranged] mother is now having “mini strokes”. I asked about vaccination and, of course, she was. At which point I was told, just shut up about vaccination, it’s not related. I also learned her husband was taken by ambulance to the hospital the other night, suspected of having a “mini stroke”. Again … just shut up. Wasn’t related to the vaccine.

    #83016
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Again … just shut up. Wasn’t related to the vaccine.

    This is turning into something a lot more noxious than an episode of “The Simpsons”. More like an especially creepy installment of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone. What I’m hearing from these very blue states makes me so glad I live in Wisconsin, where a modicum of sanity usually manages to hang on.

    #83017
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    I’m a little nervous sharing this since so many people roll their eyes (or worse) whenever they so much as hear the word ‘homoeopathy.’ If that’s you, scroll to the next comment now.

    Personally, I’ve had very good experiences with Spiroflor – excellent for strained muscles, rub on the night before because I’ve found that the muscle needs to relax for the stuff to work, and the next day it’s either fixed or much better – and Calendulan for grazes and burns. Homoeopathic nose sprays have also worked well for me in the past.

    This is from JMG, use it or don’t it’s entirely up to you, I haven’t tried it yet, so I have no idea if it works, but since I can’t get ivermectin and my entire family (so I sympathise upstateNYer) is now all vaxxed up, I need to have something just in case.

    “George Carey pointed out (in his book The Chemistry of Human Life) that infectious respiratory diseases of the sort that cause lung inflammation could be treated by regular doses of two of the cell salts, Ferrum phos. 6x and Nat. sulph. 6x, four tablets each four times a day under the tongue, or as often as every fifteen minutes in acute cases. He also pointed out that illnesses that affected the epithelial cells lining the blood vessels, and caused problems with blood clots, could be treated by two others, Calc. sulph 6x and Kali mur. 6x, given with the same dosage and frequency.” https://ecosophia.dreamwidth.org/140923.html

    #83018
    those darned kids
    Participant

    Endemic in over 100 countries, infecting approximately 400 million annually, and its breadth ever increasing, dengue virus (DENV) poses a continuing global health threat. The first infection is typically mild, but secondary infection can result in severe dengue fever and sometimes hemorrhagic fever or shock syndrome. This has been attributed to infection by an antigenically distinct variant (serotype) from the primary infection. Primary serotype antibodies form complexes with the virus in secondary infection but do not effectively neutralize it. As a result, myeloid cells become infected when they phagocytose these complexes through Fc receptor (FcR) interaction with immunoglobulin G (IgG) Fc. This unique process, termed antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), might contribute to the severity of DENV secondary infection but does not completely explain it.

    ht tp s: // im mu no lo gy .s ci en ce ma g. or g/c on te nt /6 /6 1/e ab k1 55 5

    •••••••••••••••••••••••

    my wife is a magnet! here is her list of infections from worsest to bad.
    1) haemorrhagic dengue 2) fauci’s little wonder 3) dengue 4) dengue 5) chicken pox 6) season flu

    she was bitten buy a kissing bug, but thankfully didn’t develop chagas disease.

    #83019
    oxymoron
    Participant

    upstateNYer if you have just one friend outside of TAE to talk to, I recommend you form a group on Signal or some other reasonably safe communications app. If your friend or yourself, think of, or talk to anyone who has concerns or feels the same, welcome them to the group. TAE as the only mechanism for discussion, counsel, intel and sharing is not enough if comms get compromised. Your local is your critical as I can’t share my rice or get drunk with you if shit gets really weird.
    My Signal group is growing here in Central Victoria and we are having Strategy meetings regarding legal, social, privacy and prepping issues as well as a strong focus on kid-jabbing.
    It is important to take a leadership stance in the company of you. I wish you love and support to.

    #83020
    oxymoron
    Participant

    What could go wrong? Snowden is a tin-hat. I’m so glad Apple is monitoring all my images with their robots and policy makers. Time to rethink iOS methinks.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/06/apples-privacy-reputation-is-at-risk-with-new-changes.html

    #83021
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Along with pilots being sidelined in Canada last week (they took an experimental treatment) we have THOUSANDS of flights being cancelled constantly here. See Spirit Airlines. Now the reasons are all over the map, but I don’t think that matters: supply shortages, downed pilots, the system is fraying and indeed ending in one of the pretty big and expensive specialties, just as you would expect.

    China is attacking us again with another goods embargo. How do you like it America, having done it to others for decades. Of course it’s because muh virus, but hardly matters why and they could order it to stay open if they wanted. This is softening us up for later attacks, hollowing us out. And why should they? They’ve been giving us goods for fake money for decades.

    Taking a page from that book, UK has their on-purpose “pingdemic” that shuts down all food among workers who feel just fine, thank you very much. But stay home and starve people anyway. This is happening sporadically among food and distribution warehouses throughout the U.S. but with no reporting, because it’s “The Media” so we have no reporting. Except Kim Kardashian’s -ss. “An actor almost fell down yesterday! But didn’t! News at Eleven!” (This was real, search “Jeffersons”)

    Also no food from drought all the way out to Minnesota, and all the water in California is being used to…wait for it…released into the sea. While no food, and water shortages. And wildfires. And flowing rivers did NOT bring back any fish. …For 30 years in a row now. #Winning. If you didn’t think the 4th horseman was Green Policy you might want to review that now. People dead. Snail Darters? Also dead actually, it didn’t help them either. However, profits among billionaires safe on palatial estates are way, way up. And having massive, unmasked, super spreader parties. At sea level.

    I hear Thailand is showing store closures and shortages. Arnold?

    “What Changes the Unvaccinated Minds? Fear. (CNN)”

    Hahahahahaahaha! Nope. CNN hasn’t noticed yet. THEY’RE the ones changing, i.e. failing, collapsing, bankrupting, vanishing, not we Great Unwashed. You are now drowning in our piss. But they’re from NYU and Yale, so obviously too dumb to know when they’re pissed on and drowning.

    Hilarious. Love it. Keep it up. “To Defeat Delta Variant, Experts Recommend Doing All The Things That Didn’t Work The First Time” –BBee

    Sadly, BBee is now the news and NOT a joke. CNN is the joke. Beclowned.

    “Majority of American Physicians Decline COVID Shots (AAPS)”

    Huh. Just like the CDC. I’m sure there’s no pattern here.

    “I wish there were a way to help the unvaxxed who do have access to or know about resources like TAE”

    They have it. The same illogic, same opportunities as us, as the Doctor yesterday whose friend forwarded him very mild issues with The Narrative. They violently refused.

    “Fauci: “The time has come [when] we’ve got to go the extra step to get people vaccinated.”

    The Extra Step. The Final Solution. Guess what? They telegraphed this, as in this quote, then yesterday Ol’ Joe reversed and said, “Ain’t happenin’, no never.” Hmmm…and why is that Ol’ Joe? Because they talked to the military, who won’t do it, and the police ALREADY can’t do it, they defunded and half won’t take it, and half the CDC, half the Doctors, a third of the nurses, half that nation won’t do it. So who’s a-gonna do it Joe? You and the Little Red Hen?

    They floated the trial balloon and found out they CAN’T do it, and if they try, not only will that fail, but they’ll be exposed as powerless, whose edicts and laws mean nothing. You know: the Truth. So go on, Tony, I double-dog dare you.

    NAC: they Lost, lost lost, as the idiot son losing losers they are to stop vitamins and supplements, #3 after universal (non) health care, electronic medical records to recommend Assange get an “accidental” overdose, removal of guns and all legal self-defense (protecting us from them and their MS-13 mercenaries). Fail. Fail. Fail. Americans wouldn’t budge but they’re still at it.

    NBC:
    “’It is scary’: Doctor say unvaccinated households driving spike in kids with Covid” “Scary”? Wow, how technical. Let me count the lies.

    “Earth’s energy imbalance removes almost all doubt from human-made climate change”
    With private jets being tax-free everyone still has lots of doubts, most of all other scientists. Antarctica is colder than usual right now, as was Texas and Europe.

    “‘Irreversible’ change to Atlantic currents could drastically change Earth’s weather” Could. But 40 years of failure later haven’t at all.

    “Florida judge allows cruise line to require proof of vaccination despite state ban” Illegally. Where every vaxxed cruise ship gets infected anyway, proving more perfectly than I ever could.

    “’Delta is different’: Health experts issue warning regardless of vaccination status” Vaccines don’t work. According to them.

    So because NBC/CNN failed in every way, even fear failed in every way, “Experts Recommend Doing All The Things That Didn’t Work The First Time” –BBee

    Rinse repeat until completely discredited, and thereafter arrested for mass-murder. Like Cuomo. Bye Bye.

    Six days to 8/15/1971

    #83022
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @Polder – I’ve used homeopathic remedies for over 20 years. Thank you for the info. Will order those recommended if I don’t have them here already.

    #83023
    Germ
    Participant

    Fantastic video!

    #83024
    zerosum
    Participant

    What does Iran think of the “booster shot”

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/report-14-israelis-have-caught-covid-19-despite-receiving-booster-shot/

    Report: 14 Israelis have caught COVID-19 despite receiving booster shot
    8 August 2021,

    The network says 11 of those infected are over the age of 60 — two of whom have now been hospitalized — while the other three got their third dose because they are immunocompromised.
    ————-
    What does the USA think of India’s success?

    • Prophylactic Role of Ivermectin in SARS-CoV-2 Infection (Cureus)
    Conclusion
    Two doses of oral ivermectin (300 µg/kg/dose given 72 hours apart) as chemoprophylaxis among HCWs reduced the risk of COVID-19 infection by 83% in the following month. Safe, effective, and low-cost chemoprophylaxis has relevance in the containment of pandemic alongside vaccine.
    ———-
    What does CNN think of the survivability of Trump who has natural immunity?

    • Covid-19 Survivors May Possess Wide-ranging Resistance To The Disease (Emory)
    The study suggests that patients who survived COVID-19 are likely to also possess protective immunity even against some SARS-CoV-2 variants.
    ——–

    #83025
    zerosum
    Participant

    Wild fires, world wide, are increasing the density of homeless people living under the overpass.

    #83026
    zerosum
    Participant

    Work smarter, not harder.
    ( Let/get someone else do it)

    #83027
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @oxy, thank you for the advice on signal. I’ll look into it (haven’t ever used any app). I have rice, but could surely use the company to get drunk with. 😉

    I don’t recommend using iCloud or any cloud storage. My current (and previous) iPhones have spent years telling me to finish setting up by creating a cloud account. Have never done it.

    #83028
    Dr. D
    Participant

    JMG’s synopsis of CV is totally objective, passionless, and correct as usual. We disagree only in that although the LOWER levels of bureaucracy, incompetence, and graft all are accidental and don’t know, yet my perception is there remains a higher level that is well aware and exploits these weakness while fighting tirelessly to keep these failures not reformed and well-entrenched year after year to exploit them again after.

    If you were them, or read their own papers: Too many people, Gates (for one) says he is LOWERING population with vaccines, etc, and their power and fortunes depend on this. Clearly they are the same profiteers of causing wars so death means nothing to them, and we have a long line of history saying they did. So it’s no stretch at all to say they exist and use the incompetence, grouptthink, and graft we see at our level to kill millions on purpose and say “Oops! I did it again.”

    Because if they were mad, if this bother them at all, wouldn’t they fix it once in a while?

    #83031
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    A suggested exercise: list your confirmation biases.

    A dare: share them here.

    A request to others: critique them, fairly, kindly but bluntly (which places the onus on the lister as much as the critique, as is only fair-and-balanced). Lessons in both critical thinking and ego detachment avail.
    Note: doing so will require considerable patience and forbearance.

    ^&*

    “JMG’s synopsis of CV is totally objective, passionless, and correct as usual. We disagree only in that although the LOWER levels of bureaucracy, incompetence, and graft all are accidental and don’t know, yet my perception is there remains a higher level that is well aware and exploits these weakness while fighting tirelessly to keep these failures not reformed and well-entrenched year after year to exploit them again after.”

    I agree, with this caveat: many of the elites (a category with overlap but still quite distinct from TPTB) prefer to view their actions as “humanitarian” if mostly from a “tough love” perspective. In fact, this may especially be true with the ones who were seduced and entrapped into doing vile evil things to young living things while whacked out of their gourds on Spice Island drugs: their need to hide from what they’ve done would naturally love a protective smoke-screen.

    “Because if they were mad, if this bother them at all, wouldn’t they fix it once in a while?”

    Does not compute: they are mad. Truly mad people rarely fix things, and if so, mostly by accident, like the lunatic in The Stand who takes out Dah Debbil with a nuke.

    As I like to say: Politics are just an extension by other means.

    #83032
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    A lot of this showing up in my Ytube very recently:

    New Age Prophecies etc.

    And this:

    Nam Vet vs Transgender

    #83034
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    ‘Politics are just an extension OF WAR by other means.’

    #83035
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “We have Zero Years Left to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change” –CNN

    Welp, guess we’re all dead then. Again. And boy were they wrong! AOC and Greta both promised us at LEAST 12 more years. I’ve been cheated. So can they shut up now, or what? Shock of my life, last same old article I read pointed out China existed and was a major polluter. Not li’l old China and India as we’ve been saying for 25 years now! As our manufactures are far more efficient, careful, and ecological than theirs? And also don’t use slaves?

    “’I didn’t think that I was JUST going to be killed’: Ocasio-Cortez on her Fears on Jan. 6” –CNN (The Irrational Fantasy Fear Network)

    Speaking of AOC, Ted Cruz and Nancy Pelosi’s love child. Someone who was 1 mile away and 2 hours early. Funny how she knew this was all going to happen later that day! Once she realized, she back-projected how she MIGHT have been scared if only she had known! Common sense really. And wasn’t bothered by the fake bomb scare just that hour! …The scare from the bomb-guy who is still missing, while being on 100 cameras all evening?

    They finally found one of those rascally rebels tho’: The #1 Son of Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan. Yes! Strangely, apparently he’s a MAGA-insurrectionist! Not a guy wearing a red hat and wrecking things on T.V. then getting let off by the FBI, while they blame Cleetus! No no no. Of course not. Like the CNN reporter who got $70k to beak in and say “I can’t believe we got them to do this” on camera, and the FBI agent’s son, and the guy with the Communist Tattoo in the photo-op, all guarded and proctored by Capitol Police who refused reinforcements. Nope. Why you looking at me like that? Why’s everyone so suspicious? Can’t a Judge who railroaded Flynn when both the Prosecutors AND the Federal Judiciary oversight specifically ordered him not to, be a foaming MAGA Pro-Trump guy? Sheesh.

    Anyway, AOC: NOT there. Judge Sullivan and the FBI: WAS there. D.C. bomber, on camera for hours? Still missing, along with every FBI investigator ever hired. Every laptop still missing, every policeman involved now dead. That is not suspicious at all. “Full Faith and Confidence.” I’m sure it’ll be fine.

    What’s it all about, Alfie? “Report: Something Bad Must Be Happening with Democrats as CNN Homepage Is Filled with Trump Articles” -BBee But what? Everything’s going so swimmingly. I mean only the vaccine doesn’t stop the disease, CDC says passports don’t work, Joe can’t give orders or get anything done, the market’s about to crash, Newsome’s being removed, and Cuomo’s being ‘arrested’ to dodge mass-murder. But other than that, what could it be?

    #83036
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    About that A Hypothesis essay by Greer: … yes, most bleak version to date I have read! One nagging thought, however, a puzzle: … Why would the U.S. – a hegemony – contract out a again-of-function research to China – an adversary? Contract that, to large extent, has been financed out of DOD budget.

    This makes no sense whatsoever,… unless there was some very insidious, sinister plan behind it all,… like pinning some undesirable ‘worldly’ event on China? Dunno, … but my mind can think of at least one plausible scenario.

    Best,
    F.S.

    #83037
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    NETHERLANDS PRIME MINISTER CAUGHT LYING

    Watch as a new Dutch civil servant & politician, Gideon Van Meijeren, skillfully outs his Prime Minister regarding his connection to WEF’s Klaus Schwab, and his approval of the ‘Great Reset.’ Grab some popcorn and enjoy this gem!

    https://thehighwire.com/videos/netherlands-prime-minister-caught-lying/

    #83040
    madamski cafone
    Participant

    “About that A Hypothesis essay by Greer: … yes, most bleak version to date I have read! One nagging thought, however, a puzzle: … Why would the U.S. – a hegemony – contract out a again-of-function research to China – an adversary? Contract that, to large extent, has been financed out of DOD budget.

    This makes no sense whatsoever,… unless there was some very insidious, sinister plan behind it all,… like pinning some undesirable ‘worldly’ event on China? Dunno, … but my mind can think of at least one plausible scenario.

    Best,
    F.S.”

    My answer: bankster pattern as old as Rome in the time of Jesus: having sucked its host dry, the banksters move on to their next target: China. Been happening since Nixon, some say, and certainly since Clenis.

    China will of course eat them alive, but this happens to banksters a lot. Russia already showed them the door and more recently, a Great Big (hypersonic) Fist.

    Why would a government pass legislation allowing its core economy to be shipped overseas? That fait accompli is not only done, even well-done, but close to being burnt to a crisp. Hence all the dark smoke and clouded vision.

    #83042
    Mr. House
    Participant
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