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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)








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)

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.

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.

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.

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 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.”


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    Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
    DONALD TRUMP: I’ve been told by my many sources, good sources – they’re very good sources – that the chicken crossed the road. All the Fake News wants to do is write nasty things about the road, but it’s a really good road. It’s a beautiful road. Everyone knows how beautiful it is.
    JOE BIDEN: Why did the chicken do the…thing in the…you know the rest.
    SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he’s a maverick!
    BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.
    AOC: Chickens should not be forced to lay eggs! This is because of corporate greed! Eggs should be able to lay themselves.
    HILLARY CLINTON: What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road.
    GEORGE W. BUSH: We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here.
    DICK CHENEY: Where’s my gun?
    BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.
    AL GORE: I invented the chicken.
    JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.
    AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white?
    DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won’t realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding any new problems.
    ANDERSON COOPER: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.
    NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he’s guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.
    PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.
    DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I’ve not been told.
    ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.
    GRANDPA: In my day we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.
    ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
    ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?
    COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

    Figmund Sreud

    My answer: bankster pattern as old as Rome in the time of Jesus: – madamski

    Are you suggesting that, for a most outlandish example, China’s development of J-20 stealthy new fighter jet may just be, … just perhaps, a contract to supersede Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II? Heresy, …


    D Benton Smith

    @ Dr. D
    “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.”

    Perfectly summarized. I was going to make similar comment but with easily 10 times more words. Thankyou.


    @ Mr House

    I read that Yves Smith essay earlier today and thought, “House is right. IM Doc is making an impact at NC”.

    I hesitate in just lifting an entire comment from another website, but the first hand observations of IM Doc posted at NC yesterday should be required reading.

    IM Doc
    August 8, 2021 at 8:33 am
    This week has been a bit busy – so I have just put the whole week into one big comment.

    We continue to have quite a bit of infection in the community. In my own practice, I am usually seeing 5-15 cases a day of COVID. The majority of these cases are vaccinated breakthroughs. There have been 2 whole days this week where the entire day were all vaccinated breakthroughs. Please note – this is the outpatient side. Despite Dr. Walensky’s reassurance to Americans that these are very rare, this has not been my experience at all. These breakthroughs continue to happen in clusters. While the unvaccinated positives tend to be more isolated and far less likely to spread and sicken contacts. The clusters are almost always vaccinated as well. I have no explanation for this. It is my feeling the virus is trying to tell us something. This seems to be consistent with constant news reports of cluster events among the vaccinated all over the country.

    The unvaccinated positives are likely underrepresented in my office sample. They are likely younger. They are likely to have no insurance or high copays so very hesitant to get tested. They are likely to get fired if they miss a day of work so they just do not want to know if they are positive. Furthermore, it seems that every effort has been made to make it very difficult for anyone to get tested. Why bother?

    As far as the hospital – it remains about 50/50 vaccinated/unvaccinated. The percentage of vaccinated patients seems to be slowly creeping up daily. I am hearing from my friends all over the country that the same is true. You no longer hear about 1% vaccinated anymore in the hospital. A slow but surely increasing prevalence of the vaccinated in the hospitals. The vaccinated inpatients tend to be older and vaccinated at the beginning in DEC or JAN. The unvaccinated are younger – usually 40-60 – almost always with obesity or diabetes. Unlike the last wave, the majority of these patients are in and out in a day or two. I am not saying there are not sick people – there are. Just not nearly as many as before. This too is confirmed by my friends. The critically ill are few but are almost entirely made up of the unvaccinated. We have had but 2 vaccinated in the ICU this whole time. The stories you are hearing of crashed hospitals in the big cities are happening because large numbers of non-critical patients are being admitted and discharged – with continued large numbers coming into the ER. The other factor is staffing. Nurses have become depressed and are leaving in droves. And the ancillary staff in many places has been decimated by employees leaving because of the vaccine mandates. There is more at work than patient numbers by the panic porn that is all over the MSM.

    The vaccines are clearly not working as promised. Large numbers of vaccinated patients are getting sick. I remember when I did the guest post back in December about the Pfizer trials. I was and am gravely concerned about the medical establishment in the guise of the Editors of NEJM referring to these miraculous vaccines, perfect in every way, as a “triumph”. There are lots of things in medicine the past decades that are indeed miracles. But calling something a “triumph” before a shot was in the first arm betrayed to me a certain level of hubris – and I knew in my heart at that very moment that Nemesis, Hubris’s best friend, would soon be making a visit.

    We should all remember where the word TRIUMPH actually comes from.

    One of my very elderly classics professors in college had worked as an adviser to Hollywood during the “Sword and Sandals” extravaganza of the 1950s. In his opinion, that clip was from the film that got the whole concept of triumph closest to reality. Quo Vadis. The Roman General is on his chariot going through the streets of Rome, past the Vestal Virgins. The throngs are going ape. But there is something there in Rome that we are sorely missing today – a slave on the chariot holding the Crown of Gold over his head. And please note what the slave is whispering in his ear the whole time. In Latin the words were Memento Homo! Memento Mori!. In English that means – REMEMBER THOU ART BUT A MAN! – REMEMBER THAT THOU ART MORTAL! – Unlike the medical triumph of these perfect vaccines, the Roman triumph was done for things that were very well deserved. And with all the Hubris going around, do we ever need that slave in the chariot today……..

    As our Ancient Greek forebears taught us, when Hubris is let loose in the world, the Gods would have but one remedy to clean up all the delusions and insanity, and that would be to let loose Nemesis.

    And I am beginning to see a lot of Nemesis coming right down from the sky. These vaccinated patients that are sick are not very happy at all. Many of them are profoundly angry. The lies and misrepresentations are very soon going to start catching up with our leaders. And what I never dreamed would happen has begun to happen this week – close to half of my positive COVID patients – in an unsolicited manner are demanding to be placed on alternative therapy such as ivermectin. In a very angry manner.

    I have no problem using this drug. I used it quite a bit in the first big crash in the fall and winter and started using it again about 6 weeks ago. Using the scientific method as I was so carefully trained to do decades ago, and with the limited tools I have, I have been able to make some observations.

    Once a patient, vaccinated or not, becomes positive for COVID in my practice, my nurses or myself call them once in the AM and once in the PM. There is a form we fill out on each of these calls to describe their clinical condition with parameters – fever, congestion, shortness of breath, coughing, pulse ox, etc. When the patients have cleared every single one, we quit calling them. We usually have between 15-20 active cases this past few weeks daily. A pattern became very obvious very quickly in this process – and I have distilled it with 2 raw numbers. The Ivermectin patients are cleared of symptoms (N of 44) in average of 2.4 days. The Non-Ivermectin patients (N of 19) are cleared of symptoms after 5.7 days. Furthermore, on day 5 of the illness, we always have the patients go and get tested again. The Ivermectin patients have literally a 100% negative rate by Day 5. The non-Ivermectin patients have a 58% clearance rate by Day 5.

    I want to make one thing very clear. This is the scientific method. These numbers are consistent with the overall signal that all kinds of studies are showing with this drug. However, I am just one clinician in one office. Nothing dispositive can be said or done with these numbers.

    However, it is an indication of yet another complete fail on the part of our medical leaders. These signals have now been out there for about a year. It is at this point, a national embarrassment that nothing has been done to fully evaluate this drug. I will say again, our leaders are not practicing medicine, they are practicing business.

    I have a moral obligation to my patients. I must always do what is in their best interest. Our MSM is screaming the panic porn daily about hospitals and critically ill. On the ground, I am seeing already an alarming incidence of post-COVID symptoms (mainly now brain fog, depression, suicidal thinking, and severe headaches) in many of these patients WHO HAVE BEEN VACCINATED and then were infected.

    Dr. Fauci & Dr. Walensky and Pfizer/Moderna – your vaccines have FAILED these patients. They still got sick. In numbers that are alarmingly high compared to what was promised. Post-COVID syndrome is a real thing – as real as it gets – and again your vaccines have failed. You would tell us to do NOTHING. Your whole plan is seemingly VACCINE VACCINE VACCINE. Well, they failed. Is it not my obligation to do everything possible to spare these patients POST COVID syndrome? With a drug with decades of safety behind it? With all the signal behind how well it works? Confirmed by my own eyes in my own practice?

    Patients and the general public are profoundly angry and are beginning to lose all faith in our medical establishment. I see it every day. Nemesis is indeed upon us. If the Biden Administration does not quickly act to chart another course, I guarantee you, Nemesis will soon be unleashed upon them. It is going to be Reagan/Mondale 1984 landslide all over again.


    “I have no explanation for this. It is my feeling the virus is trying to tell us something. This seems to be consistent with constant news reports of cluster events among the vaccinated all over the country.”


    Lord Maximus Farquaad

    TAE Summary

    * The Covid Daily
    – As cases rise, vaccinations rise. As vaccinations rise, cases rise. Nice feedback.
    – The extra step required to get everyone vaccinated: Imagine a boot stepping on a human face, forever.
    – We must resist; Getting Covid is a risk, the Great Reset is a sure thing
    – Just wear a mask, get the jab and shut up
    – Fear is the mind-changer. Fear is the little-death that brings total vaccination.

    * Point/CounterPoint
    Who causes mutations
    – Mainstream: The unvaxxed; The more the virus replicates the greater chance for variants
    – Counter: The vaxxed; A variant that escapes the antibodies in a vaxxed person will proliferate and be shed
    Ivermectin in India
    – Counter: Ivermectin saved India
    – Mainstream: Crickets
    The Plan
    – Counter: They created the virus and now profit from the solution while suppressing all others
    – Mainstream: The science says only the vaccines can save us
    Breakthrough Infections
    – Mainstream: Variants caused by the unvaxxed may evade vaccines and kill the vaxxed
    – Counter: That’s ADE

    * When Mormon pioneers with handcarts left Iowa late in the season a man named Levi Savage tried to dissuade them telling them of the dangers of an early winter. When they wouldn’t be dissuaded he answered: “What I have said I know to be true; but seeing you are to go forward, I will go with you, will help you all I can, will work with you, will rest with you, will suffer with you, and, if necessary, I will die with you.”

    * Around the World
    * US now ruled by MBAs
    * Having picked the bones of the US bankers now look to China
    * Thousands of flights canceled
    * China embargoes US
    * Netherlands PM, “I didn’t read the book I praised, I was just being polite”

    * Why did the chicken cross the road?
    – madamski: The chicken’s bias was to stay on this side, but after critical thinking and ego detachment it crossed to the other side
    – D Benton Smith: I agree with JMG’s analysis of why the chicken crossed the road, I only disagree on how quickly it crossed
    – upstateNYer: I recently learned that all my chickens, even the young ones, have crossed the road. I am heartsick and furious.
    – oxymoron: Chickens crossing a busy road. What could go wrong?
    – Dr. D.: Drought in the midwest is reducing the number of chickens and China refuses to make up the chicken shortage
    – Polder Dweller: Spiroflor and roadkill chicken soup have worked well in the past
    zerosum: Cross smarter, not faster
    – germ: The chicken crossed:
    – TAE Summary: Cross the road with great respect, then, genuflect, genuflect, genuflect.
    – Raul Ilargi Meyer: There are too many chickens crossing the road. Don’t make me have to deal with this.

    Polder Dweller

    I’m kind of reluctant to share this because I know a lot of people just can’t handle the idea of homoeopathy. I have had great results with Spiroflor in relieving strained muscles (rub it on the affected muscles before going to bed, your muscles need to relax for it to work) and Calendulan cream for grazes and burns. As I can’t get ivermectin (will be stopped by customs) I see this as a possible alternative. From Greer:

    “[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.“

    The required cell salts can be bought through Amazon and many other places. There are plenty of other brands than just Hylands as well.

    Ferrum phos. 6x
    Nat. Sulph. 6x
    Calc. Sulph. 6x

    Kali. Mur. 6x

    Caveat emptor, I have had no formal medical training, use at your own risk.

    madamski cafone

    “Imagine a boot stepping on a human face, forever.”

    Both of them masked, of course. But numbered, of course.

    A horse:


    madamski cafone

    “– Raul Ilargi Meyer: There are too many chickens crossing the road. Don’t make me have to deal with this.”

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! (laughing with you, Raul) …Raul has Far Side dream with talking chickens and a toll bridge…


    Just a re-link of Reiner Fuellmich interviewing Dr. David Martin discusseing the patents surrounding C-19.

    He once again lays out the patent trail showing that the ‘novel SARS-Cov-2’ NEVER existed.

    Let me repeat that, there has NEVER been a NOVEL coronavirus that applies to the current claim of Covid-19.

    The SARS-Cov-2 ‘virus’ has NEVER been isolated or purified bacause it does NOT exisit.

    The existence of SARS-Cov-2 cannot even be proven in COURT because there is NO complete gene sequence

    The PCR test does NOT test for SARS-Cov-2 because the test never had a sample of the actual SARS-Cov-2 to calibrate the test, because the PCR test designer never had a complete gene sequence to work with.

    So how are you going to design a test (PCR) to detect something that you have never ever even seen or sequenced.

    That quite a trick.

    The interview is complex but if you work at it, you will see the light.

    those darned kids


    Mr. House

    Watch the olive tree closely. If it is anything like California Live Oaks, some roots will survive, and it will sprout a crown of fresh branches around the old base. As these branches grow, over about 20-30 years, they will push out the old dead snags and regrow as an even bigger tree.

    those darned kids

    indeed. i imagine this isn’t the first time the island has had fires. there is a sycamore near here which lost 95% of it’s trunk and canopy, and whose trunk was completely hollowed by fire, after a lightning strike.

    now, it thrives, looking somewhat like a quite short baobab tree.


    The polarization is being ratcheted up from “both sides” these days, it seems to me.



    Veracious Poet


    Veracious, I’ve gone through spells where my comments won’t post – get sent to a spam page to prove myself human. Nothing I did got me past that page. The problem resolves on its own after a day or so, until it reappears again. Have no idea why it happens, isn’t associated with a day I post more often?, but you aren’t the only commenter experiencing it. Others here have mentioned it, too.

    The spam filter wasn’t the case for me, as I only got the spam page on occasion when editing, my question was concerning an entire post that disappeared.

    Taking into account our host’s forthright & unbiased nature, plus the variegation of TAE’s participants, I’ll chalk it up to forum/internet unearthliness, not an intimation that the welcome mat was withdrawn 😉

    Respites are often times of enlightenment where perspective is augmented in new, mysterious ways…

    Infinite Father, Infinite Children, Infinite Journey 🙂

    John Day

    @Germ: I gave away a bottle of 120 X 600 mg NAC from back when I bought it over the counter, to a lady with lungs full of COVID clots last Friday, along with zinc, and I prescribed doxycycline and ivermectin. She was already on Lovenox from the hospital and still tested positive on a rapid test and still felt sick, over 2 weeks since her first positive test.
    I’m not sure NAC is able to do measurable good, but it does good.

    @Upstate NYer: You said “Y’all”, Sister!
    @TAE Summary: “We’re not worthy; we’re not worthy”

    The doc at the school board meeting:
    Daniel Stock MD in Nobelsville Indiana

    Veracious Poet


    Veracious, I’ve gone through spells where my comments won’t post – get sent to a spam page to prove myself human. Nothing I did got me past that page. The problem resolves on its own after a day or so, until it reappears again. Have no idea why it happens, isn’t associated with a day I post more often?, but you aren’t the only commenter experiencing it. Others here have mentioned it, too.

    The spam filter wasn’t the case for me, as I only got the spam page on occasion when editing, my question was concerning an entire post that disappeared.

    Taking into account our host’s forthright & unbiased nature, plus the variegation of TAE’s participants, I’ll chalk it up to forum/internet unearthliness, not an intimation that the welcome mat was withdrawn 😉

    Respites are often times of enlightenment where perspective is augmented in new, mysterious ways ~ Life is full of wonder, embrace the wonderful…

    Infinite Father, Infinite Children, Infinite Journey 🙂

    Veracious Poet

    P.S. My last post disappeared during editing, I think I found the culprit (buggy software) ~ Had to repost #DERP


    veracious, I was going to say perhaps your “disappeared” post was simply too ethereal. But we can go with derp if you prefer. 😉


    @John Day … I lived in NC for awhile. Never lost the y’all when I moved back north, mainly because it’s quite musical compared to “yous guys”. lol (which, btw, we don’t actually say in upstate ny – that’s a NYC thing)


    DR D: The chicken told you it was going to cross the road. It’s not me saying it. Out there telling everyone for decades. You can’t make this up. And if they tell you it’s on one side it’s on the other. It’s easy. And it’s losing, we don’t have to do anything to the chicken. It’s already on it’s side of the road, which it is the OPPOSITE side to the one it told you. I don’t know how to help you if you haven’t seen enough chickens on the sides of roads yet.
    John Day: I biked past a chicken today on my way to work. I planted it and left it with a bottle of vitamin D

    (with respect)


    I think JM Greer’s scenario on Da Covid is not a plausible one; it’s filled with nonsequiturs, and just-so stories
    that have likely simpler, darker, but more adequate explanations.

    John Day

    @OzC AND Upstate NYer: I’ll see you and match you BOTH!
    “I’m a chickenshit farmer from Caroline…”

    those darned kids

    bill7: “The polarization is being ratcheted up from “both sides” these days, it seems to me.”

    yup, and i think the two sides both have names now. it’s the “deplorable nonvaxx” versus the “sophisticated and vaccinated”.


    I know only trust road crossing chickens

    AND TAE Summary -that was some next level funny shit, especially the news footage. I have some friends like that who actually got on the road, started crossing it, got freaked out by the news traffic and just went back to the other side and ultimately go back up the hill to nest in the bushes.


    Sorry now only not know only although could be the case in 3 – 5 years


    “Scratch a Liberal and you’ll find an Authoritarian.”

    -somebody said, pre- Da Covid

    absolute galore

    Well, the assniffers at youtube took down Germ’s video.

    I am seeing the censorship becoming ever more blatant. That video mentions studies that show masks don’t work against aerosols. Someone posted a comment about mask studies was removed–AND REPLACED WITH AN INFO PARAGRAPH SHOWING STUDIES THAT MASKS DO WORK.

    By the way, did anyone notice in that Eric Topol interview, it is mentioned several times that natural immunity goes away within 6 months. I swear both “sides” are messing with minds.

    I just pray that the vaccine-created variants do not fuck up the effectiveness of Ivermectin. Which, given all the conflicting info flying around, not only between both “sides” but also oppositeland within the same camp, I am going to start taking prophylactically. This is getting out of control ridiculous.

    I wonder if another black swan is lurking. Some have said a financial collapse is imminent. Whatever.

    The way this Covid thing has been handled, the way people have reacted, shows that we are woefully unprepared physically, spiritually, mentally for the inescapable rough times ahead. The total acceptance by so many people I thought would think and behave better is depressing. They have been blinded by a bad bad stew of “science”, the myth of progress, and fear.

    By the way, UpstaterNYer, nobody in NYC ever said youse guys in the 20 years I lived there. Maybe in 1930s gangster movies. Or New Jersey.


    About Greer’s Hypothesis and China,
    Greer doesn’t actually choose the more sinister conspiracy.
    But given that China seems to be “in” on it to the degree they participated in the lab research, the simplest explanation is to postulate a higher level conspiracy. One in which sovereign nations are secondary to a global power grab. The “lower level” players can be brought into the game by mutually negotiated self-interest. Like all collaborative ventures.

    John Day

    Daniel Stock MD, addressing the local school board about COVID treatment options has been content-banned, but may be found here:

    those darned kids

    i think history has taught us that every single one of us can become an authoritarian.


    Mr House, Pfizer owns lots of countries. Look around and you’ll see which countries it owns. And not just now, for quite awhile.

    John Day

    “Y’all” = “Yuz”, but Y’all is more polite.


    John Day, oh yeah? Well I probably can’t “match” you so I’ll have to fold … but I did recently learn of a local guy who RENTS chickens to people. Yup, that’s how he earns a living.

    those darned kids

    “Well, the assniffers at youtube took down Germ’s video.”


    i’ve long thought that if everybody copied and pasted the arabic script for “d i r t e e b o m m*” or sundry key words (again, better in arabic) somewhere in every email, the whole nsa knowledge sucker would get clogged faster than london’s sewers get clogged with lard and buttywipes.

    any ideas of how to do the same to youtube? to google?! [ALL HAIL!]

    *i wrote “dirty bomb” the wrong way so the spooks won’t notice.


    What I’ve noticed is that those all-in on various mandates (masks, vaccines, idPol, speech, and the like)
    are self-described Liberals, and mainly do “mind-work”. They know what I should do, for My Own Good.

    There is an equally large, or larger group (though you wouldn’t know it from our friendly n’ seamless media) that
    don’t tell me what I should do. The latter group- curiously- knows how to do many important, real-world things
    that don’t primarily involve symbols. I do wonder how the sortings will play out.

    John Day

    Yeah, who says it’s “your” country, Lady?

    Canadian Refused Entry To Own Country Despite Proving Strong Natural COVID Immunity And Negative Tests
    “Let’s be clear: The Canadian government, by behaving in this manner, is routinely criminalizing those with Covid antibodies that are not derived from a manufactured experimental vaccine.”

    Canadian Refused Entry To Own Country Despite Proving Strong Natural COVID Immunity And Negative Tests


    Thanks Archie for cross posting the NC post. Very enlighteningw.

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