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Salvador Dali The burning giraffe 1937
Dali: “The only difference between immortal Greece and our era is Sigmund Freud who discovered that the human body, which in Greek times was merely neoplatonical, is now filled with secret drawers only to be opened through psychoanalysis.”

 

Is A Covid Jab For Five-year-olds Next? (DM)
Baylor Gets Restraining Order Against COVID Vaccine Skeptic Doc (MS)
And Then Everything Happens at Once (Kunstler)
DELIBERATE Ignorance And Death by ‘Health Care’ (Denninger)
Alabama Hospital Ends COVID Vaccine Requirement for Staff (WJ)
1000s of Navy SEALS Told They Won’t Be Deployed If They Refuse Vaccine (JTN)
Louisiana State University Begins Disenrolling Unvaxxed Students (CR)
Biden Vaccine Mandate For Only Half The Nation’s Teachers? (Hill)
Victoria To Shut Down Construction Industry For Two Weeks (Sky)
New Zealand Covid Quarantine Waiting List Hits 30,000 (G.)
Two Men Arrested Trying To Enter Auckland With ‘Large Amount’ Of KFC (G.)
How Evergrande Became Too Big To Fail (ZH)

 

 

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Is A Covid Jab For Five-year-olds Next? (DM)

Pfizer will push for its Covid vaccine to be approved for children as young as five, the company announced today — as Britain began injecting healthy 12 to 15-year-olds with the jab for the first time. The pharmaceutical giant said its trial of around 2,000 children aged five to 11 found a low dose of the vaccine generated a strong immune response and threw up no safety concerns. American officials are set to review the data in the coming weeks and decide whether to roll out the vaccine to pre-teens in October, with Pfizer also planning to seek authorisation in Europe and the UK. Pfizer’s trial looked at antibody levels in the blood of primary school-aged children to estimate their immune response, unlike larger trials of older participants which compared Covid cases in the vaccine and control groups.


A spokesperson said the company may later disclose vaccine efficacy from the trial but there had not been enough infections yet among the volunteers. Pfizer is also trialling its vaccines on babies as young as six months and expects the results of that study to be available by winter, in a move likely to cause international controversy. While the US is expected to open the vaccination programme to younger groups, at this stage the jab is unlikely to see the same sweeping approval in the UK, which only today started immunising healthy children aged 12 and above. Dr David Elliman, a consultant paediatrician at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, said he ‘cannot imagine’ the jab is approved for primary school-aged children in Britain. A single dose of Pfizer’s vaccine is currently being used on Britons aged 12 to 15 in the hope that the roll-out will prevent further disruptions to their education, even though UK officials say the direct health benefits are only ‘marginal’.

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McCullough.

Baylor Gets Restraining Order Against COVID Vaccine Skeptic Doc (MS)

Although McCullough does not appear to have any personal social media accounts, his broadcast and podcast interviews are tweeted by thousands daily around the world and featured on Facebook pages like “Pandemic Debate.” Some Facebook posts with McCullough’s pronouncements have been labeled as misinformation or removed. Some of his videos remain on YouTube, where they are posted by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a group that believes McCullough is “under fierce attack for speaking out about COVID-19 early treatment and vaccine safety.” McCullough’s March 2021 testimony to the Texas Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee — in which he claimed that COVID-19 patients are being denied what he called proven treatments like hydroxychloroquine — has been viewed more than 3.7 million times on YouTube. The appearance has also been tweeted repeatedly.

Most of McCullough’s interviews and presentations are aggregated on Rumble, an alternative to YouTube. In interviews, McCullough promotes the use of zinc, hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, doxycycline, favipiravir, prednisone, and ivermectin as COVID-19 treatments — based on an outpatient treatment algorithm published in August 2020 in The American Journal of Medicine. The cardiologist was the lead author of that paper, which proposed treating people with COVID-like symptoms whether or not they had confirmed infection. McCullough and his colleagues published a follow-up paper that added colchicine to the mix in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine. McCullough is editor-in-chief of the journal, but this was not noted in the disclosures.

Similarly, McCullough has not disclosed in his COVID-19 publications or any interviews that he has received consulting fees from a host of pharmaceutical manufacturers that produce COVID-19 drugs and vaccines, including AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. According to CMS’ Open Payments database, McCullough was paid about $300,000 annually by drug companies from 2014 to 2019, mostly for consulting on cardiovascular and diabetes medications. His payments dropped to $169,406.06 in 2020. McCullough appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News in December 2020, claiming that sequential, early treatment with “anti-infectives, corticosteroids, and then antithrombotics” could “reduce [COVID-19] hospitalizations by 85% and cut mortality in half.”

He repeated the claim on the Ingraham show in July and agreed with host Laura Ingraham that the vast majority of healthy people would do fine if they got COVID. He also made the claim that 84% of the COVID-19 cases in Israel were in people who had been vaccinated. “So it’s clear, we can’t vaccinate our way out of this,” he said. An Associated Press “fact check” report has pushed back on similar assertions about vaccine data from Israel. In a separate interview posted in June, McCullough called the pandemic the first phase of a bioterrorism event, which was “all about keeping the population in fear and in isolation and preparing them to accept the vaccine, which appears to be phase two of a bioterrorism operation.” In addition, he said, “good doctors are doing unthinkable things like injecting biologically active messenger RNA that produces this pathogenic spike protein into pregnant women.”

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“..with the number of people vaccinated, you have a population supposedly way beyond herd immunity. Who’s getting sick now? Mostly people who are all vaxed up.”

And Then Everything Happens at Once (Kunstler)

This is a very nervous country, and for a good reason: the collective sense of reality has commenced a momentous shift, the compass is spinning wildly, things are shaking loose in the national brain-pan, the gaslight has lost its sheen, and the once-solid narrative is turning to vapor, starting with the unspooling riddles of Covid-19. The numbers don’t add up, starting with the fact that when you combine the official registered Covid cases (people with acquired natural immunity) with the people who already had some kind of immunity from previous life-long coronavirus encounters, with the number of people vaccinated, you have a population supposedly way beyond herd immunity. Who’s getting sick now? Mostly people who are all vaxed up.

Contrary to the behavior and statements of public health officials and politicians, the news is out that the spike proteins produced by the vax’s mRNA genetic reprogramming are toxic agents that create disorder in the major organs and blood vessels. The news is also out, despite strenuous suppression, that early treatment of Covid-19 with a kit of cheap drugs defeats the disease. People must conclude that there is a malevolent purpose behind the suppression of early treatment. They may also conclude that the vaxes are poison. Mandating the vaxes was an easily-predicted tactical blunder. Did “Joe Biden” and company not realize that threatening the livelihoods of a hundred million people might generate a whole lot of anger and resentment? Especially since those people have good reasons to believe the vax is harmful to them? Last week, an FDA advisory panel ruled against distributing mRNA booster shots among the general population over age 16 — with exceptions for the vaguely-defined “high risk” individuals over 65.

In spite of that, Covid czar Dr. Anthony Fauci keeps pushing for boosters. On Sunday, he told NBC’s Jake Tapper: “We’re waiting for data on natural immunity. We know that if you have natural immunity and also get the shot, immunity dramatically increases.” Oh, really? Even though it’s known for sure (i.e., established in science) that natural immunity is way more potent, comprehensive, and permanent than anything the vaccine pretends to offer, while it is becoming clear that the vaxes disable people’s immune system — hence, the impressive number of the vaxed getting sick. Is Dr. Fauci desperate or just plain crazy? The question may be moot, because it looks like he’s out of running-room on his whole crusade, Covid-19, vaxes, authoritative bullshit, and all. The story has fallen apart. It looks an awful lot like the government is trying to harm people health-wise, while it destroys jobs and small business and ruins households financially, and that counter-story is spreading faster now than Covid-19. It’s fair to ask whether all that has destroyed the legitimacy of the people in charge — but that is only one of several issues converging to detonate the people’s faith in their own government.

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“..what sort of possible reason would there be to not autopsy some representative sample of those who die..”

DELIBERATE Ignorance And Death by ‘Health Care’ (Denninger)

Do we have a bunch of people dying of secondary bacterial pneumonia and not Covid-19 at all yet again, nobody is looking because there is a playbook and it does not include looking for and treating anything else if the person has a positive Covid-19 test? The use of steroids is shown to help dampen inflammatory response (and thus is common and helpful in hospitalized Covid patients) but systemic steroids also set up the potential for bacterial colonization by suppressing immune response. Is “The magic PCR 8-ball” saying “POSITIVE!” a barrier to looking for anything else that may be going on? Since nobody is doing autopsies you will never get caught if you don’t bother looking — is that why all these people are dying?

What the hell is going on here? Is it simply that we were stupid with our jabs because we couldn’t come up with a sterilizing vaccine for a coronavirus as there has never been a successful one before so the do something, even if it might harm in the interests of “Warp Speed” won and now we’re screwed and yet nobody can sue over that which, objectively examined, was STUPID? This sort of bull**** would never work absent the PREP Act’s liability shield and the actions of HHS in the first weeks of the pandemic that specifically exempted hospitals, physicians and others from liability provided they use drugs and protocols the FDA and CDC list as approved whether under regular order or EUA — and nothing else. I remind you that not only did Trump’s HHS do that but Biden has refused to rescind it — and he has the power to do so immediately by direct order.

But for that liability shield the relatives of the deceased would order an autopsy be performed and if in fact evidence was present Remedesivir and not Covid-19 killed Granny, or the hospital refused to look for anything else once the PCR test came back positive and in fact she died of bacterial pneumonia they didn’t look for and did not treat everyone involved would be sued to beyond the orbit of Mars. Would we have even gotten beyond publication of the SOLIDARITY trial when it was conclusively demonstrated across a very large data set that statistically speaking it did not keep anyone from dying before that the thrice-failed drug was labeled a four time loser and binned?

Given what we know about this drug and the history of using dangerous and net-harmful pharmaceuticals that our “wonderful” health care system, regulators and others all the way down to doctors and nurses running around with virtue-signaling bull**** on their T-shirts promote and even demand go into patients what sort of possible reason would there be to not autopsy some representative sample of those who die and find out with reasonably medical certainty what’s going on, especially when death rates for those hospitalized in certain areas have more than doubled in the last couple of months?

Other than “health care professionals” being made more self-absorbed in their virtue signaling while the hospital and drug company collects $3,000 per corpse for a drug that actually may have killed them, that is. The math on this is nasty, the basic biological functionality of the kidneys and this drug’s known harm to same strongly suggests serious trouble and yet I cannot find one hospital that has sought to discover the truth via autopsy and either prove or disprove that this drug is in fact killing and killed a huge percentage of those who died in the hospital with Covid-19 — or whether something other than the virus was responsible for their death. If you have said study and autopsies let’s see them. I’ve looked and can’t find any evidence they exist.

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Got a business to run.

Alabama Hospital Ends COVID Vaccine Requirement for Staff (WJ)

Bowing to the threat of legal action against it, one Alabama hospital has rescinded its requirement that all staff be vaccinated against the coronavirus. UAB Hospital in Birmingham said it will wait to learn how the federal vaccine mandates announced by President Joe Biden play out before imposing any requirement, according to WBRC-TV. Last week, the Alabama Center for Law and Liberty said the hospital was violating state law, according to Al.com. The letter said the state’s ban on vaccine passports means government entities cannot require anyone to disclose vaccine information. “As the Supreme Court of Alabama has recognized, UAB Hospital is a state-run hospital,” the letter said.

“Consequently, UAB Hospital may not require its employees to disclose whether they have been vaccinated or not. Likewise, the Alabama Attorney General has examined the law and concluded that ‘no government, school, or business in Alabama may demand that a constituent, or customer, respectively, be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of his or her vaccination for COVID-19,’” the letter said. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall also questioned the legality of the Biden administration mandate, saying he had received complaints about privacy violations, according to the Alabama Political Reporter.

“The Attorney General’s Office has received complaints from healthcare employees who believe their COVID-19 immunization status was obtained by their employers through the ImmPRINT registry for the purpose of verifying compliance with the employer’s immunization requirement,” Marshall said, referring to a statewide immunization database. “In several of those cases, a shared employer specifically acknowledged accessing the state immunization database for this purpose. This privacy violation is unlawful,” he said. Marshall said other health care providers should also take note and not be asking employees about their immunization status.

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Take out the hospitals, take out the army.. Nice going.

1000s of Navy SEALS Told They Won’t Be Deployed If They Refuse Vaccine (JTN)

Several hundred elite Navy SEALs are in danger of being blocked from deploying with their special operator teams by the Pentagon after failing to get a mandatory COVID vaccine, according to a lawyer and pastor counseling them. The number involved in the dispute with the Pentagon amounts to as many as a quarter or more of all active duty SEALs, a loss that could impact military readiness since SEAL teams play an outsized role in modern military operations, their advocates told Just the News. Some SEALS were given a deadline this week for the vaccine and have sought a religious exemption. “My clients include several Navy SEALs who are a small part of a large group of SEALs and other military members who are being asked to choose between their faith and their ability to serve our nation,” said R. Davis Younts, a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force reserves and a JAG lawyer who is representing several of the special operators as a private lawyer.

“They have been told that if they seek a religious accommodation, they likely will no longer be able to serve our country as Navy SEALs and been given an arbitrary deadline to comply with the vaccine mandate. “My clients need time, and we are seeking at least a 90-day extension to vaccine mandate compliance deadline they have been given.” Younts said the Pentagon has put its threat in writing that unvaccinated SEALs, including those who get a religious exemption or already have natural immunity, will be forbidden from deploying with their teams, all but ending their special operator careers. Some were given a deadline of this week, he said. Pastor Jeff Durbin, a prominent anti-abortion activist and evangelical pastor from Arizona who has been ministering to the special operators for several weeks as they navigated the decision, said between a quarter to a third of all active-duty SEALS are involved in the dispute with the Pentagon, including some who already have COVID-19 immunity because they recovered from the disease.

“There are hundreds of Navy SEALs who have not been vaccinated, do not want to take the vaccine, or who have had and recovered from COVID and have the benefit of natural immunity,” Durbin told Just the News. “A large number of SEALS that I am speaking on behalf of are facing the very difficult decision that even with a legitimate religious exemption that is based upon their commitments to Christ, the Gospel, God’s Law, and the Constitution, they will no longer be Navy SEALs.

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Perfectly legal.

Louisiana State University Begins Disenrolling Unvaxxed Students (CR)

Louisiana State University has begun unenrolling students who failed to comply with COVID-19 regulations. As Fox 23 reports, seventy-eight students were told that they had been “resigned” from the school and would be refunded 50 percent of their fees. Louisiana State media relations director Ernie Ballard confirmed on Twitter that the students are “being contacted that they are being unenrolled from the university.” “As a student, you were sent numerous notifications regarding the Entry Test Requirement and reminders to comply,” read an email sent to the students. “Should you want to re-enroll at the university, you must complete the Entry Test Verification Survey. You will then need to email the Office of Academic Affairs… stating your desire to be reinstated and added back to your courses.”

The university’s website states that all students had to “meet entry protocols” before September 10 in order to remain enrolled. The protocols included providing a negative COVID-19 test result no more than five days prior to arrival on campus, proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a positive COVID-19 test result no more than 90 days prior to arrival. On Wednesday, Louisiana State University announced that its president, William Tate, was invited by the Biden administration to discuss the school’s COVID-19 regulations. Executives from Disney, Microsoft, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and other organizations were also present.

“It is an honor to present our successful COVID mitigation strategies to President Biden and the COVID Response Team, and we are proud that our multi-tiered approach to protecting our students, faculty and staff has been recognized at such an incredibly high level,” said Tate in the release. “Our strategies have worked, with more than 81 percent of our student body currently vaccinated, a monthly testing protocol that monitors the presence of the virus on our campus, wastewater testing that allows us to intervene before an outbreak occurs, and a vaccine/testing mandate at Tiger Stadium to keep our fans safe, too.”

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“..even if bizarre technicalities of the agency’s authority across states drastically limits coverage for schools.”

Biden Vaccine Mandate For Only Half The Nation’s Teachers? (Hill)

Biden recently announced forthcoming federal safety regulations mandating vaccines against COVID-19, or weekly testing, for an estimated 100 million Americans. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will draft the regulations over the coming weeks, which apply to employers with more than 100 employees. For one key group, the nation’s 3.5 million public school teachers, Biden’s vaccine mandate will cover only half. Why half? Because Biden’s only politically feasible path forward for this mandate was through OSHA, even if bizarre technicalities of the agency’s authority across states drastically limits coverage for schools. Counterintuitively, the way OSHA laws define “employer” means the new regulations will only apply to school districts with more than 100 employees in states that are not subject to direct oversight by OSHA.

Within the 24 states under OSHA’s direct jurisdiction, the term “employer” explicitly excludes state and local government employees, including public school teachers and staff. State and local government employees in those states — including 47 percent of the nation’s public school staff — would be subject to state-issued mandates only. State and local government employees in the remaining 26 states are outside of OSHA’s direct enforcement authority because they have OSHA-approved state occupational safety and health plans. However, those states’ plans must be “at least as effective” as OSHA standards, and they must include all state and local government employees. Ironically, it will be these states that, on paper, have direct control over their own health and safety regulations that will be subject to the forthcoming federal mandate.

How far reaching will this mandate be for public schools? Very far reaching, or not at all, depending on the state. Individual schools often have fewer than 100 employees, but teachers and staff are employees of school districts. In the 26 states covered by “state plans,” over 95 percent of public school employees work for districts with more than 100 employees. Half of the nation’s teachers work in those states, and will be required to get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. The mandate would cover no public school teachers in the remaining 24 states. Biden’s OSHA mandate will almost certainly be challenged in the courts, but chances are good that it will stand. The Federal legislation that created OSHA gives the Department of Labor authority to issue an “emergency temporary standard” (ETS), and the Biden administration issued one this June aimed at protecting healthcare workers from COVID. So far, that rule has withstood opposition.

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This ain’t over.

“The closure is estimated to cost the industry $455 million a day with the two-week shut down meaning the sector will lose $6.3 billion in revenue.”

Victoria To Shut Down Construction Industry For Two Weeks (Sky)

The Victorian construction industry will be shut down for two weeks, in what has been described as a “rest”, following the protests over mandatory vaccination on Monday. Work sites across Melbourne, Ballarat, Geelong, Mitchell Shire and the Surf Coast were closed from midnight on Monday in a bid to slow COVID-19 transmission, reduce movement and allow time for the industry to adapt to new changes. There will be minimal tradies permitted on sites for safety with only some projects given an exemption to continue work. Discussions went well into the night, with more details to be provided during Tuesday’s COVID-19 press conference. State Treasurer Tim Pallas confirmed the news about two hours before the shutdown came into force, citing “multiple outbreaks linked to work sites” and non-compliance within the sector.


“We’ve been clear: if you don’t follow the rules, we won’t hesitate to take action – we have seen widespread noncompliance across the industry and that’s why we’re taking necessary steps to protect every single Victorian,” he said. “We put the industry on notice just a week ago, we have seen appalling behaviour on site and on our streets, and now we’re acting decisively and without hesitation.” The government will work with the industry in the coming weeks to make sure workplaces are COVID-safe and to ensure workers have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine. The closure is estimated to cost the industry $455 million a day with the two-week shut down meaning the sector will lose $6.3 billion in revenue.

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Want to go home? Try next year.

New Zealand Covid Quarantine Waiting List Hits 30,000 (G.)

Overseas New Zealanders trying to return home are facing a queue tens of thousands of people long, as the country reopens bookings to cross the border. The country’s borders have been strictly controlled since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic – only citizens, permanent residents and a handful of essential workers can enter, and all of them must make a booking to spend two weeks in government-controlled quarantine (MIQ). Demand for those spaces has vastly outpaced demand, with some hopeful returnees spending weeks refreshing the site, employing “MIQ assistants” or using bots to assist them secure a space. The scale of the problem facing those trapped overseas has now been revealed for the first time, as the government opened a “lobby” system for booking quarantine spaces, showing where people are in the queue.


Many took to social media to express their frustration posting screenshots showing thousands of people ahead of them. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment confirmed that 31,800 people were in the queue on Monday, and 5,364 of them secured vouchers for rooms. The vouchers were released at 9am and all were gone within two and a half hours. “I know many thousands of people missed out on vouchers in today’s release,” the joint head of MIQ, Megan Main, said in a statement. “I want to reassure people that there are still several thousand vouchers still to be released through to the end of the year. They will get other chances. There will be another large release of a few thousand vouchers early next week and there may also be another smaller one later this week.”

https://twitter.com/i/status/1438355670680539144

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“a car boot-full of Kentucky fried chicken”
“at least three buckets of chicken”

“..up to 10 tubs of coleslaw..”

Two Men Arrested Trying To Enter Auckland With ‘Large Amount’ Of KFC (G.)

Two men have been arrested after police said they found them with a car boot-full of Kentucky fried chicken and over $100,000 in cash as they tried to cross the border into Auckland despite New Zealand’s strict Covid-19 lockdown. The men were arrested after allegedly trying to flee from police near the Auckland border. When their car was searched, police said they found a large quantity of KFC, as well as the cash and a number of empty ounce bags. The arrest struck a chord with New Zealanders – especially Aucklanders, who have spent a month in a strict level four lockdown that does not allow restaurants to open or residents to order takeaway food.


In such an environment, fast food can take on the aura of a high-value illicit substance. Last week, a man was charged by police after posting a social media video of crossing the Auckland boundary in search of McDonald’s. After the KFC arrest, a police spokesperson said “officers noticed a suspicious looking vehicle travelling on a gravel road, and upon seeing the police car, the vehicle did a U-turn and sped off trying to evade police. “The vehicle was searched and police located the cash, alongside empty ounce bags and a large amount of takeaways.” Close examination of the police evidence photos revealed at least three buckets of chicken, up to 10 tubs of coleslaw, and an undisclosed quantity of fries.

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Pon Zi.

How Evergrande Became Too Big To Fail (ZH)

For the past two months, hundreds of people have been gathering at the 43-floor Zhuoyue Houhai Center in Shenzhen, where China Evergrande Group’s headquarters occupy 20 floors. They held banners demanding repayment of overdue loans and financial products. Police with riot shields had to be on site to keep things under control. The demonstrators are construction workers at the property developer’s housing projects, suppliers providing construction materials and investors in the company’s wealth management products (WMPs). From paint suppliers to decoration and construction companies, Evergrande owes more than 800 billion yuan ($124 billion) due within one year, while it has only a 10th of that amount of cash on hand. As of the end of June, Evergrande had nearly 2 trillion yuan ($309 billion) of debts on its books, plus an unknown amount of off-books debt.

The property giant is on the verge of a dramatic debt restructuring or even bankruptcy, many institutions believe. A bankruptcy would amount to a financial tsunami, or as some analysts put it, “China’s Lehman Brothers.” The venerable American investment bank’s 2008 collapse helped trigger a global financial crisis. Certainly Evergrande, one of China’s three biggest developers, has a giant footprint in China. Its liabilities are equivalent to about 2% of China’s GDP. It has more than 200,000 employees, who themselves and many of their families have invested billions of yuan in the company’s WMPs. The company has more than 800 projects under construction, more than half of them halted due to its cash crunch. There are thousands of upstream and downstream companies that rely on Evergrande for business, creating more than 3.8 million jobs every year.

[..] Over the years, Evergrande has faced liquidity pressure several times, but every time it dodged the bullet. This time, the crisis of cash flow and trust is unprecedented. Evergrande shares in Hong Kong plummeted to a 10-year low. Its onshore bonds fell to what investors call defaulted bond level. All three global credit rating companies and one domestic rating company have downgraded Evergrande’s debt. For many years, Chinese developers were driven by the “three carriages” — high turnover, high gross profit and high leverage. Developers use borrowed money to acquire land, collect presale cash before projects even start, and then borrow more money to invest in new projects. In 2018, Evergrande reported record profit of 72 billion yuan, more than double the previous year’s net. But behind that, it spent more than 100 billion yuan a year on interest.

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Speaking with nurses at the hospital I’m at in AZ. They’re not worried about covid, they’re worried about what happens when half the nurses at this hospital quit in a few days when their vaccine mandate goes into effect. None of the nurses are blaming the unvaccinated.

 

 

 

 

 

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    Salvador Dali The burning giraffe 1937 Dali: “The only difference between immortal Greece and our era is Sigmund Freud who discovered that the human b
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle September 21 2021]

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    Polder Dweller
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    Although I am fully aware of the numbers of adverse reactions and deaths in the databases of VAERS, EudraVigilance and the MHRA Yellow Card system, I have to say that I don’t personally know anyone (yet) who has actually had a severe reaction to the jabs. That’s despite everyone around me being fully vaxxed with either Pfizer (the most) or AstraZeneca, plus I know one person who had the Janssen jab. Only one I know didn’t experience flu-like symptoms (aches and pains, fever), some of those were quite bad for a day or two.

    In addition, I haven’t even heard of people talking about others who had problems. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any, just that they either don’t know or didn’t tell me.

    I wonder how this compares with everyone else’s experience here?

    #87689
    Mister Roboto
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    Well, two years ago, I would have had a very difficult time imagining myself making common cause with the likes of James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas, but here I am, so I may as well embrace it honestly. That said, I really have to wonder if O’Keefe would care this much if the death-jab were a Republican pet-project instead of a Democratic one? Let’s just say that I have my doubts and leave it at that.

    #87690
    Mister Roboto
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    IOW, would O’Keefe in the hypothetical situation I described be willing to take off and toss his “Team Red” hat into a bonfire the way I have with my “Team Blue” hat? Though admittedly, somebody such as O’Keefe would certainly be giving up a lot more by turning his coat than somebody such as myself.

    #87691
    russellnblbs
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    Things getting spicey down here in Victoria aus. Working class revolt on the cards. Despite the horror of the times, the racial make up of the protesters warms the heart. The media tries to portal them as right wing neo nazis but it is obviously a mutl racial ,multicultural mix that is united by class. Australia’s undercurrent of racism is being eclipsed by solidarity among those resisting.

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    Mister Roboto
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    The media tries to portal them as right wing neo nazis but it is obviously a mutl racial ,multicultural mix that is united by class. Australia’s undercurrent of racism is being eclipsed by solidarity among those resisting.

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    John Day
    Participant

    Yesterday I spent a total of about 3 hours getting a homebound patient on oxygen to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, in my wife’s car, which she needed dropped off at work after that.
    This patient had her Texas ID stolen. She is nobody without it. She has pretty severe anxiety.
    We got it done, and I rode my bike home from Jenny’s school with the sort of reserve necessary when it is 100F and sunny in Texas. The patient has her temporary ID and the real one should come in the mail and be good until 2029.
    It was nobody’s job in the world to do that. bureaucracy/technocracy does not really meet human needs. The nice lady ehlped wheel the oxygen tank to the curb as I wheeled the wheelchair. She was very helpful, and saw the level of stress and anxiety. She’s a human. I can tell.
    I’m reposting that link Mr. House found, yet again. Also: Watch Bolsonaro and the UN this week.

    The Great Reset: How a ‘Managerial Revolution’ Was Plotted 80 Years Ago by a Trotskyist-turned-CIA Neocon

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    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    New Zealand police arrest pair trying to enter Auckland with ‘large amount’ of KFC

    Harlan Sanders (who was never actually a “colonel” in any army) himself couldn’t have arranged a better advertisement. (I will admit KFC’s spicy chicken sandwich is pretty boss! And I usually detest fast-food.)

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    absolute galore
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    Polder Dweller wrote: I have to say that I don’t personally know anyone (yet) who has actually had a severe reaction to the jabs. …In addition, I haven’t even heard of people talking about others who had problems. …I wonder how this compares with everyone else’s experience here?

    I have reported the same experience here several times. Other than a colleague across the country whose very healthy 30-something daughter experienced some kind of paralysis event not long after being vaccinated, I know of nobody in my circles, nor anybody in their circles, who has suffered a debilitating reaction. I don’t doubt that they occur, but I am skeptical of the sheer volume being discussed in some of these posts. It’s difficult to simply say most covid deaths now are actually vaccine deaths–not without some conclusive evidence.

    Just as minorities in the workplace have historically had to be super careful and extra achieving, I feel the position of people against these covid 19 vaccines are under so much scrutiny to begin with that any overstatements are immediately weaponized. That said, it is a patchwork of all kinds that is fighting the mainstream narrative on this, and that is the larger point. We need to be able to discuss this situation out in the open.

    Leaving aside for a moment the issue of the outright harm created by vaccines, the known facts that everyone agrees on do not support in any way a mandate. They need to be used on the more extreme risk end, for people who are most suseptible to bad outcomes AND who want to take it. This is a small fraction of the population. The rest of us take this on with all the other weapons in the arsenal that have been helpful against this virus.

    Yesterday I got censored. The manager of the local paper where I write a weekly column rejected my submission. This despite my quoting extensively from mainstream sources like AP and NPR. Rather than present it straight up as a Covid 19 piece, I attempted to diffuse it a bit by including it as part of a theme.

    3 hours after I submitted, he wrote: Need to know what you mean by zoonotic — in reference to COVID-19. Never heard that before. Also–try to stay away from opinions on things like covid vaccines. Our papers have continually urged all to get vaccines. Check with me before you write on topics like that.

    I wrote back: Nothing in there that takes any kind of position on vaccines at all. I did not offer any opinion, just reported the news from AP regarding the FDA developments, as well as the paper in the International Journal. (I then explained zoonotic.)

    He wrote back: Actually–I am pulling the column. We need to know ahead of time when you plan to write about controversial topics.

    My columns are long, but I will try to post it here in case anyone would like to see what can get you censored in a local rag.

    #87696
    absolute galore
    Participant

    Here is my column for this week’s paper that got rejected. I put the vaccine program in with a number of other society-wide solutions by the government that did not have favorable outcomes. I particularly like this quote, from the War on Fat: “We were embarking on a ‘vast nutritional experiment,’ as the skeptical president of the National Academy of Sciences, Philip Handler, put it in 1980.

    War. What is it good for?

    Americans like to declare war on things we want to eliminate. There was the War on Poverty announced by Lyndon B. Johnson back in 1964 as part of the envisioned Great Society. In 1971 Richard Nixon declared a War on Drugs. We’re also waging wars on Fat, Terror, Cash, and Information. Then there is the all-encompassing existential War on Reality being fought on the battlegrounds of the various media, both mainstream and social. The most recent war to be announced is the War on Covid. This latest war is also a global war.

    Unfortunately, most of these wars don’t seem to be going all that well.

    Actual war has its own designations. There are cold wars, hot wars, limited war, total war, and endless war. The war in Afghanistan, a subset of the War On Terror, ended with loss of life and treasure and unknown consequences for the future. Donald Stoker, a former professor at the U.S. Naval War College who wrote a book, Why America Loses Wars, argues that Western leaders are “intellectually at sea:”

    “Consistently, its leaders don’t know how to set clear political goals, don’t understand how to conceptualize the wars they launch in pursuit of often fuzzy political objectives, and don’t value victory — or tell the people what this means. Waging war in this manner is either an expression of ignorance or an example of dishonesty — intentional or not — on the part of political leaders for short term political purposes that have long term effects on U.S. public opinion and the men and women who are being sent to fight wars their leaders don’t call wars and have no interest in winning. To purposefully fight a war one must — at a minimum — know why one is fighting, what they hope to achieve, understand the enemy, know what victory looks like, and chart a sensible path for getting there.”

    Over the horizon
    While we’ve ended the endless, limited war in Afghanistan, we are still going to keep an eye on things with the latest political-military strategy, over the horizon warfare.
    From an episode of the NPR radio program “All Things Considered,” broadcast in May of this year:

    ” ‘We will maintain an over-the-horizon capacity,” Biden said in his recent address to a joint session of Congress.’
    ‘We will continue to support (the Afghans) with over-the-horizon logistics,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said at a recent news conference.

    ‘We have to sort out doing it over the horizon,’ added the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Army Gen. Mark Milley.
    Right now, ‘over the horizon’ is more a fuzzy concept than a polished military plan. But when U.S. forces leave Afghanistan in September, if not sooner, we’re likely to find out fast exactly what it means.”

    Something-is-always-better-than-nothing logic

    Back to war as metaphor, the War on Poverty has had mixed results at best. The current debate over affordable housing in [our town] could be said to be an indirect descendant of some of the weapons employed in that war. Except now the potential recipients are middle class citizens who are finding their housing costs to be a burden. Just the phrases “affordable housing” and “workforce housing” are evidence of fundamental issues with our economy, where workers can’t keep up with housing costs. The percentage of Americans living paycheck to paycheck today is estimated as somewhere in the neighborhood of 50%.

    The War on Fat was declared over by Time magazine in 2014, but that hasn’t been due to its successful conclusion. In 1980, with an obesity rate at about 15% and heart attacks rising, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its first dietary guidelines, which heavily emphasized carbs and avoided cholesterol and fat of all sorts. Today the obesity rate is hovering around 40%. In that same time period, type II diabetes in the population went from about 5.5million to just over 25 million cases. A big reason was the food industry jumping in to help with processed “low fat”foods and lots of high fructose corn syrup.

    From the 2014 Time article:
    “We were embarking on a ‘vast nutritional experiment,’ as the skeptical president of the National Academy of Sciences, Philip Handler, put it in 1980. But with nearly a million Americans a year dropping dead from heart disease by the mid-’80s, we had to try something.
    Nearly four decades later, the results are in: the experiment was a failure. We cut the fat, but by almost every measure, Americans are sicker than ever.”

    The statistics have gotten worse in the seven years since. But we had to try something.

    War on Drugs in its 50th year
    The endless War on Drugs took a big setback in 2020, with more than 90,000 overdose deaths, an increase of 20,000 from the previous year. Many of these deaths were caused by synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Most of us have read stories about young people in our area dying from an overdose.

    Much of last year’s increase has been attributed to the isolation and depression caused by the restrictions put in place during the battle against Covid. In the language of warfare, this would be called collateral damage. In addition to the human suffering, there is an economic cost. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2017, opioid use disorder and fatal opioid overdose combined cost society over $1 trillion.

    There are additional collateral deaths as well as huge economic consequences associated with our War on Covid. The figure of $16 trillion has been bandied about widely for the past year, based on calculations by two Harvard economists and published originally in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This figure was calculated based on the assumption the pandemic would be over by fall of 2021.

    Broader array of weapons to be deployed?

    Meanwhile, after 20 months in the trenches, battle strategies may be shifting. As the Associated Press reported on September 17, an advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came out against booster shots for everyone. This comes a little over two weeks after two top FDA officials resigned over the Biden administration’s premature indications of a booster rollout for all:

    “The nonbinding recommendation — from an influential committee of outside experts who advise the Food and Drug Administration — is not the last word. The FDA will consider the group’s advice and make its own decision, probably within days. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to weigh in next week.
    In a surprising turn, the advisory panel rejected, 16-2, boosters for almost everyone. Members cited a lack of safety data on extra doses and also raised doubts about the value of mass boosters, rather than ones targeted to specific groups. Then, in an 18-0 vote, it endorsed extra shots for people 65 and older and those at risk of serious disease.”

    An analysis of data from 2008 to 2015 found that the FDA ruled in agreement with the advisory committee almost 80% of the time. The percentage was even higher in instances where there was little disagreement within the advisory committee. We’ll have to see if the FDA is willing to go against the wishes of the administration on this one.

    International shift
    Other countries are also readjusting the arsenal of weapons and tactics being employed against the disease. The peer-reviewed International Journal of Infectious Disease recently published a paper recommending a shift in worldwide response to Covid 19. Like the FDA advisory committee, the authors are suggesting a more targeted approach:
    “Control measures have exclusively focused on ‘the virus’, while failing to account for other biological and social factors that determine severe forms of the disease.. …it has exposed and exacerbated existing problems in health systems and the underlying health of the population.

    COVID-19 is …a complex zoonotic disease, and it needs to be managed as such, following long-proven principles of medicine and public health. A complex disease cannot be solved through a simple, magic-bullet cure or vaccine. The heterogeneity of population profiles susceptible to developing a severe form of COVID-19 suggests the need to adopt varying, targeted measures that are able to address risk profiles in an appropriate way. … Strategies required include upstream prevention, early treatment, and consolidation of the health system.”

    Finding common ground
    All of these problems we’ve declared war on plague [our town] to a greater or lesser extent. As the world has grown ever more complex, local life, from food production to health care to manufacturing to governance, has become ever more dependent on sources and entities beyond our control—over the horizon, out of sight.
    Certainly during the hundred plus years of [our town’s] existence, this increasing dependence has brought us much good and prosperity. But at some point, that increasing good is accompanied more and more by the not so good. The Victorian era art critic and philosopher John Ruskin used the term “illth” to describe the opposite of wealth–what economists today might refer to as negative externalities.

    Obviously we are in no position to solve all of the various ills that beset us; once you leave the Garden of Eden, the illth doth start to accumulate the more you harvest those apples, along with all the other abundance.
    But we can ask ourselves, based on observation, what do we see coming over the horizon? Is there evidence we are turning the tide? Or do things seem to be moving inexorably in a downward direction?

    There are ways to build resilience, to help ourselves, rather than relying exclusively on the current technosphere to save us. We’ve touched on a few of those possibilities. We’ll look at more as the fall approaches.
    These are stressful times. It would behoove us to listen to each other carefully. Whatever our particular beliefs, we all want to stay healthy and flourish. As Ruskin noted, “Wealth is Life.” We might dial back the war mentality, especially when it comes to relations with our neighbors. “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand” Matthew 12.25

    WWI poster Wake Up America!
    Photo caption: A World War I poster by James Montgomery Flagg, published in 1917.
    Image courtesy Library of Congress

    #87697
    absolute galore
    Participant

    To clarify this sentence above: Like the FDA advisory committee, the authors are suggesting a more targeted approach.

    This was meant in terms of targeting demographics for the vaccines. As stated in the subhead, a broader approach, consisting of early prevention, etc. is recommended for the population at large. I was dancing around everything trying to keep it acceptable that I unintentionally left that open to some confusion.

    I wonder if inviting Steve Kirsch might give the FDA grounds to reject the advisory committee advice by claiming contamination from a fringe conspiracy person? Maybe someone,knowing that the committee was heavily leaningin the direction of rejecting boosters for all, decided to allow in a poison pill?

    #87698
    those darned kids
    Participant

    polder: i teach music. i’ve had 14 cancellations because of injection reactions and 1 because of actual covid.

    these 14 include one stroke and one reemergence of a cardiac issue, both of which required hospitalization.

    also, my son’s best friend (19 years old) spent the night in hospital with back pain.

    additionally, my father (91 years old) spent two weeks in the hospital with “pneumonia” and now has a difficult time walking.

    safe

    and

    effective

    .

    #87699
    zerosum
    Participant

    Breaking news:
    Nobody is doing autopsies
    Old people are dying
    Old people do not live forever

    1. Early treatment of Covid-19 with a kit of cheap drugs defeats the disease.

    2. Most of McCullough’s interviews and presentations are aggregated on Rumble, an alternative to YouTube. In interviews, McCullough promotes the use of zinc, hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, doxycycline, favipiravir, prednisone, and ivermectin as COVID-19 treatments — based on an outpatient treatment algorithm published in August 2020 in The American Journal of Medicine. The cardiologist was the lead author of that paper, which proposed treating people with COVID-like symptoms whether or not they had confirmed infection. McCullough and his colleagues published a follow-up paper that added colchicine to the mix in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine. McCullough is editor-in-chief of the journal, but this was not noted in the disclosures.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7410805/
    Pathophysiological Basis and Rationale for Early Outpatient Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Infection

    Search for McCullough PA[Author]
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=McCullough%20PA%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=32771461 ​628 results

    ——–
    (Clarification:Where I live, those drugs are not available nor are those drugs cheap.)

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    @absolute galore

    Your editor does not like to hear about wars that the USA has lost

    ——–

    I wonder how this compares with everyone else’s experience here?

    Serious problem are not due to vaccines .

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    #87700
    Oroboros
    Participant

    @Polder Dweller

    I have a mind game for you about seeing deaths in your neighborhood and circle of friends and acquaintances.

    In the US there is roughly 330,000,000 people

    Let’s round off the population to 3.1 million you math purposes.

    There was approx 3.1 million deaths in the US from all causes (also rounded down for math purposes)

    There are approx 3100 counties.

    That works out to approx 1000 per County

    Some counties are big with few people, some counties are small with lots of people.

    But the average county is a balance of the two examples above.

    Are you personally aware that 3.1 million people die every year in the US? (plug-in your country here)

    Do you have a personal sense of that level of deaths?

    What if we doubled that number to 6.2 million deaths.

    Would you notice in your circle of friends?

    If your not aware of 3.1 million dying, why would you notice twice that number?

    Do you follow the obits in your local paper religiously?

    Most people don’t so they wouldn’t notice an increase, especially if they’ve been locked down and out of causal conversational touch with other people for 2 years.

    So simply doubling the death rate to an additional:

    3.1 million deaths might very well go unnoticed.

    End of mind game.

    #87701
    absolute galore
    Participant

    zerosum wrote: @absolute galore: Your editor does not like to hear about wars that the USA has lost

    You’re no doubt correct. But writing about WWII is not my area of interest. (I will admit the column was not terribly cheery, but it was about the only way I thought I could get in some coverage about our approach to Covid. I was wrong. Even tip-toeing around didn’t work.

    #87702
    HerrWerner
    Participant

    @polder I have to agree, I know of no one who has had severe vaxx (hospitalized) reactions. I also know of no one who had serious covid. I know many people who had bad vaxx reactions, ppl with bad bouts of the ‘rona. I only know one who was hospitalized for either (she was there for the ‘rona, in her 80s and mostly there for supportive care and observation – she recovered ok.)

    I believe that is the limits of anecdotal evidence. That’s the trouble with it – my lived experience is completely different from TDK’s for instance. Normally I discount anecdotal evidence and rely on trusted sources, but there are no trusted sources. No “trusted sources” that can be taken at face-value anyway. “Science” fell flat on its face in Feb 2020 and is still floundering face-down and waving its arms in the mud and blubbering about more funding between gulps of air.

    I believe both conditions are actually rare in the general population – both severe covid and severe vaxx reactions. That is not to say that both conditions are not extremely worrying. Severe covid is just not as prevalent as the PMC + MSM + Faucists want everyone to believe. And severe vaxx reactions can be masked as covid or something else, through incompetence or malevolence.

    I was in the room with some co-workers and they were telling their tales of horrible vaxx reactions. Young, healthy ppl in the prime of life having severe reactions – dizziness, laid up in bed for days. Serious enough if they were my ppl I would worried enough to weigh an ER visit. I hope it was worth it for them. I hope they got some protection for the price they paid/will pay.

    I know of “only” two people who died of covid (early 2020, both in their 90s, and not in my circle, 2 layers out) My social circle wasn’t that big before covid, and it contracted significantly in the lockdowns.

    TDK’s anecdotal experience is different, which makes sense because as a music teacher that’s gonna put you in contact with a wide range of people.

    #87703
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    @oroboros

    I wasn’t thinking of deaths, just serious vax reactions. I can take the exact same logic and apply it to Covid and I get a similar result; I don’t know anyone who died of it (yet) and I don’t even know of anyone who was hospitalized with it. I know plenty of people who had it and they ranged from having cold-like symptoms (like I had) through to pretty bad flu symptoms lasting up to ten days plus four to six weeks to feel fully normal again.

    There are 2,500 people where I work and although I know nowhere near all of them, typically news used to get around. Due to the lockdowns and working from home my contact has been greatly reduced.

    So, yes, I agree that me not knowing anyone with a severe reaction doesn’t mean they don’t exist, that’s actually why I asked the question, to widen my field of view.

    #87704
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    absolute galore: “I wonder if inviting Steve Kirsch might give the FDA grounds to reject the advisory committee advice by claiming contamination from a fringe conspiracy person?”

    Kirsch’s presentation was probably part of the Open Public Hearing, where interested members of the public can participate (after signing up in advance).

    Every advisory committee meeting includes an open public hearing (OPH) session, during which interested persons may present relevant information or views orally or in writing ( 21 CFR 14.25(a)). FDA’s regulation, 21 CFR 14.29, requires that a minimum of 60 minutes per meeting be dedicated to an OPH session for oral presentations, unless public participation does not last that long…

    An interested person who wishes to be assured of the opportunity to make an oral presentation at an advisory committee meeting should inform FDA orally or in writing before the meeting… FDA staff makes every effort to accommodate a speaker’s request. FDA recommends that the request be submitted by mail, telephone, facsimile, or e-mail. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session.

    https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/open-public-hearing-fda-advisory-committee-meetings

    #87705
    boilingfrog
    Participant

    We are currently travelling from Appalachia to western Montana, meandering through the “flyover” states of America. My partner has Li-Fraumeni syndrome, so masks in public, and is a faithful believer in the mRNA therapy. Me, not as much.

    Wisconsin seems to be on a county-by-county mask mandate, with Madison (Dane County) opting for the mandate indoors. In our current county there is no mandate.

    The Dakotas will be interesting, but certain to be non-mask mandates. In casual conversation it seems basically impossible (as of yet) to find someone who discusses the Covid issue in a scientific (i.e. data-driven) manner, as opposed to in a faith-based manner, (with faith referring to religion or politics).

    I had hoped to learn more about this country of mine on this trip, but i don’t think that’ll be the case. It seems (a) trustworthy information is too difficult to obtain, (b) sides have been chosen and dug in.

    One of the interesting issues out here in the midwest is the “Right to Repair” movement. Years in the making, it seems the farm implements (such as combines, that can easily exceed $500k) contain coding as complex as a modern airliner. The ethos out here has always been maintain and repair on one’s own, or within one’s community.

    #87706
    boilingfrog
    Participant

    In addition, to follow on previous points, i have one cousin who suffered “strange” effects immediately after the second job and that caused him to look into the whole “side effects” issue. A good friend has two ‘thirty-something’ co-worker, and a cousin, who were disabled after the second dose.

    #87707

    Question: Doesn’t the requirement to wear a mask if one is not vaccinated fly in the face of the admission that one need not disclose one’s vaccination status?

    The 50% kickback of tuition seems like a foot in the door for legal action. They should get all of it back.

    Exemptions for some must mean exemptions for all who want them.

    #87708
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/958916?uac=39128CV&faf=1&sso=true&impID=3651905&src=WNL_infoc_210920_MSCPEDIT_Baylor_McC#vp_2

    I read the header article slamming McCullough. It helps me to understand why my friends believe in the Covidian Cult. It does it’s job well of casting doubt. If I read only that type of sh*t and not the material posted here, which gave me the knowledge of how to recognize Covid vaccine injury…. If I had not already had Covid and lost my fear of it….

    Which is why I find myself telling my friends: my aunt can no longer walk after vaccination…a lady I’ve known for years, living down your street has myocarditis — the pain began hours after the second vaccination. Propaganda articles can’t touch first person experience.

    #87709
    absolute galore
    Participant

    Doc Robinson wrote: Kirsch’s presentation was probably part of the Open Public Hearing, where interested members of the public can participate (after signing up in advance). That makes much more sense. For some reason I got the impression he was invited to speak, or was part of the committee.

    boilingfrog wrote: One of the interesting issues out here in the midwest is the “Right to Repair” movement.

    That was the subject of my column last week: Fight for the right to repair. John Deere is a particularly egregious offender. They require farmers to sign complicated Extended Use License Agreements. These contracts limit their true ownership and encroach on their rights to repair, alter, improve, or generally modify the machinery in any way. John Deere insists the issue is a problem of intellectual property protection and software security. But farmers will tell you they just want to clear codes and repair the tractors without being forced to go through expensive contractors that charge upwards of $150 an hour.
    When John Deere upgrades the technology, it often stops supporting the previous versions, making it difficult to repair older equipment. The practice of upgrading software and then forbidding owners from repairing their tractors means farmers have to buy new equipment or new software. These costs can reach up to $600,000.
    There was an agreement in place with the Equipment Dealers Association for John Deere to make software guides, diagnostic equipment, and repair tools available beginning in January of 2021, but the company has not followed through on its promises.

    Tech companies like Apple are also targets. While over half the states have some kind of legislation proposed, on the federal level is The Fair Repair Act, filed by by congressman Joseph Morelle (D-NY) this past June. It would require manufacturers to provide device owners and independent repair stores access to the tools, parts, and information they need to fix electronics, etc.

    My thought is stop sticking computers on everything–especially stuff like tractors.

    #87710
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    • Biden Vaccine Mandate For Only Half The Nation’s Teachers? (Hill)

    A map of the US showing which states have “School Districts and Staff Covered by President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate”:

    https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/7229413/

    #87711
    BoomerDoomer2
    Participant

    I wonder how this compares with everyone else’s experience here?

    The neighbor (mid-40s) across the street has missed at least 4 weeks of work. According to her son she was hospitalized for a period of time and the doctors would or could not tell her what she had. She had Covid in 2020 and was required by her work to get the jab early on — probably January or February. My brother got the jab and has had a continual headache ever since. I have told him that he should get a D-dimer test and referred him to the Indiana doctor who made the presentation at the school board meeting.

    John Day- James Burnham would be proud of what we have today. His fantasy has come true.

    #87712
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    “1000s of Navy SEALS Told They Won’t Be Deployed If They Refuse Vaccine (JTN)”
    “Louisiana State University Begins Disenrolling Unvaxxed Students (CR)”
    “Biden Vaccine Mandate For Only Half The Nation’s Teachers? (Hill)”
    “Victoria To Shut Down Construction Industry For Two Weeks (Sky)”

    This reminds me of how the War on Terror was prosecuted: Let’s drone that wedding party and create 10 new determined terrorists, who from that time forward, instead of running their little falafel stand, dedicate their lives to destroying you.

    Talk about kicking a beehive. These WEF initiates, who are attempting to implement their Great Reset under the auspices of a fighting a pandemic, are running from one blunder to the next, creating thousands of enemies of the state with every new policy.

    Keep up the great work!

    #87713
    Dora
    Participant

    PD.
    As for no one you know having a bad reaction to the jab, that could be true… or not. Not being told about a thing is not the same as a thing not happening, and talking about bad reactions to the jab is a taboo subject in many many people’s minds – just like talking about sexual assault was taboo many years ago. (I expect you know many women who experienced at least on episode of s.a., but they never mention it even to close friends. “That’s something not talked about.” This is how taboos work.)

    I know 2 people, my friends for several years each, who got the jab and to weeks after the 2nd jab, both started having trouble walking or standing without collapsing. Both went to their docs for full tests. Nothing found. No mention that the jab could be related. They each mentioned this to me some months after the events and never connected the jab as a possible cause. I didn’t mention it to them. It was taboo. So, long story short, you may know people who’ve had bad reactions who don’t talk about it, never mention it.

    #87714
    Kassandra
    Participant

    I have a pretty wide ranging group of contacts. I have worked for a company of 150k employees, and at the outset of covid was working at a University with 35k students, part of a system with hundreds of thousands of students and 250k staff. I now (since 1/2021) work at a university with 10k students in a red state.

    I know of one death that was an official covid death. In late 2020 my friend’s brother died. He was in his 50s, severely disabled and bed ridden and thought to have very little time left to live. He was rushed to the ER/ICU for some other issue, caught covid in the hospital, and died.

    I know of one person hospitalized very early on during the pandemic. He was in his late 50s and a heavy meth and heroin user (the brother of another friend). He was sick and intibated in the hospital, and survived. We now joke that meth cures covid. This is especially seems true since before we moved we were in an area with thousands of homeless on the streets living in filth, sharing crack pipes and needles and we’d joke that they were all somehow immune. I mean where are all the bodies?

    During the vax roll-out the majority of people on my team of 20 (and my peers, of which there are 5) called in sick for a day to several days post vaccine. I don’t know anyone severely injured. I do now know of several people I work with or that are one step outside my direct circle that have come down with covid in the last two weeks. The vast majority (at least 80%) are vaccinated.

    #87715
    BoomerDoomer2
    Participant

    Sand-Puppy (Physician) comment at Peak Prosperity this am:

    Reporting Vaccine Adverse Events is NOT Mandatory

    1. There is no legal requirement, hospital policy or state regulation requiring doctors to report adverse events following vaccinations.

    2. There are no policies that encourage VAERS reporting on any subject at any time or under any circumstances. In my 33 years professional career as a physician I have never made a VAERS report. I confess that I don’t even know how to do this. I have never heard of another colleague who has ever made a report to VAERS either.

    —-

    There are a number of infections diseases where mandatory reporting to the State Health Department is required: Hepatitis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, measles, TB, etc.

    No requirements to report anything about vaccines to anyone.

    #87716
    Kassandra
    Participant

    Oh, I do know of a person who has had a “mystery illness” that no doctors can figure out. They have thought it’s a mystery allergy or something, but she doesn’t test as allergic to anything. I know it started around the time the vaccines were rolling out, and she is a hard core covidian, I have zero doubt that she was vaccinated as soon as she could be. But I do not feel comfortable asking our mutual friend when she was vaccinated and when she started getting sick. My friend is 92 years old tries to shame me into getting vaccinated every time we talk.

    #87717
    those darned kids
    Participant

    more experience: my 14 cancellations were mostly “minor”. i fear these “minors” will become tomorrow’s “majors”.

    my wife’s cousin, 33, semi-professional athlete, died of covid in january, in mexico city. i wanted to ask his family to get him ivermectin (which they now use in mexico city), but as i am too far removed from them, it was something i couldn’t intervene in.

    my wife had covid for 6 weeks last march/april. she may have long covid now. or chronic lyme. ¡thanks, pentagon! anyhoo, it’s rough..

    speaking with my mother-in-law in tiny pueblito en méxico, she is utterly confounded that here in canada, the smart, we have no early treatment AT ALL. almost all in-laws in méxico, almost all vaccinated, have had or are experiencing covid. all get in-home treatment, including oxygen, as outcomes have been established to be better in the household.

    what the fword is going on?

    #87718
    Oroboros
    Participant

    My point about not noticing deaths in the community, not just work colleagues or extended family, is that millions die every year and it becomes background noise to most people.

    ‘Gossip’ is just shooting the breeze with people you meet accidentally at coffee joints or the hardware store or the Post Office or simply walking down the street and bumping into an old friend and catching up.

    That’s been gone from me for over a year. I don’t read ‘the papers’ so I don’t follow the obits. That’s something I’d get running into people during the day going about my business.

    “So in so passed away last week, are you going to their service?”

    The Lizard Brains running the Plandemic are doing a good job so far of suppressing or obscuring accurate data about vax adverse reactions, and numbers of vaxed with new ‘infections’.

    Sure some data leaks out of VERS etc, but seriously, how much of the data from sporadic sources are you really comfortable trusting?

    My gut reaction screams that the blizzard of lies is still working with at least HALF the Sheeple, no matter what you tell them to the contrary.

    Lie about those stats, why not lie about vax deaths.

    In for a penny, in for a pound.

    Karl D had a post discussing why a million people have ‘disappeared’ from the labor dept stats. A million people aren’t showing up anymore and there’s a zillion help wanted signs around. There are many different explanations, but ‘disappearing’ a million people doesn’t seem to be a problem.

    #87719
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Anecdote

    My sister’s friend’s father was hospitalized last week for c19. The first hospital doctor was great — they asked for and received infusions of vitamin C, and the doctor was told that he didn’t want remdesivir because the gentleman already has kidney disease, the doctor thanked them, telling them that because they spoke up he could do as they wished, and not just do the standard protocol. As an attempt to prevent the man from receiving remdesivir in the future, this first doctor put in the chart that the man is allergic to remdesivir.

    By the end of last week, the gentleman was on supplementary oxygen and there was a new hospital doctor. The second doctor wants to intubation the man. He refused, doesn’t want intubation, but would appreciate IV saline. The new doctor is refusing him saline because the gentleman “is capable of eating and drinking.” The second doctor is wanting to know “why the chart says that he is allergic to remdesivir.” The gentleman is asking to leave. The hospital says that he can’t. His wife is demanding that he be released, the hospital demurs. The family is not allowed to visit. The gentleman is struggling to breathe, but every time he removes his mask the nurses replace it. The family says they can’t just get the gentleman out — there is a police desk in the emergency room. I said: so what, record the phone call where the gentleman says he wants to leave but they won’t let him, go to the hospital, demand to speak with a hospital administrator, play the recording and threaten legal action if he isn’t released AMA. (The family was already engaged in setting up alternative medical arrangements for the gentleman.)

    This is insane.

    #87720
    zerosum
    Participant

    @absolute galore:
    “I could get in some coverage about our approach to Covid.”

    How about, a different approach. Causes of death. (with references)
    1. cars
    2. guns
    3. smoking
    4. Bad medical procedures
    5. improper food (diabetes, obesity)
    6. pain killers (opioids)
    7. wrong medications
    8. reported adverse reaction to covid vaccines compared to all previous vaccines(Israel, UK. etc.)
    9. sky diving
    10. scuba diving
    11. marriage
    12. too much or not enough money
    🙂

    #87721

    AG, it can all be summarized in Micheal Moore’s comment: “You can’t declare war on a noun.”

    #87722

    I like Oroboros’ idea that we don’t see death and disease because our cultures have banned those. We need people from the health care profession, like the ladies from the Bigtree video or the Veritas video, or we won’t know. Your local news sure ain’t going to report on adverse events.

    #87723

    BoomerDoomer

    Reporting Vaccine Adverse Events is NOT Mandatory

    But it is. The form is in the Bigtree video, loud and clear. That nobody follows the law, is a different issue.

    #87724
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ polder dweller
    Regarding hearing from those you know who were vaxxed and injured…
    In my own social circle there are 7 that I suspect are vax injured.
    Only ONE believes herself to be vax injured. This is because her heart pain, later diagnosed as myocarditis, began hours after the second jab. Also, because she consumes right-wing media.
    2 have clients/friends with injuries consistent with blood clotting issues, I am very certain it’s from the clot shot. One refused my assessment. The second listened, but said nothing, so I don’t know.
    Another, I don’t know well and don’t have specifics on her sudden medical problems — but at least one was a bleeding issue, she is in her mid-50s, no big pre-existing health issues.
    Fifth, was a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s post vaccination. She is past 65 — difficult to assess whether it was the vax or not.
    Sixth, is my institutionalized, schizophrenic aunt who can no longer walk. My mother hasn’t gotten the dates yet of the onset of new symptoms and the vax jabs — but she found her medical power of attorney document for her sister, sent it to the facility, and will eventually ask.
    Seventh, a cousin, in his early 30s I think, recently diagnosed with cancer. My uncle wouldn’t tell my parents whether or not his son had been vaxxed first, but, come on…if he hadn’t already been vaxxed then my uncle the doctor probably would have stated so.

    Six out of seven don’t recognize the jab as a possible cause, so it isn’t being investigated.

    #87725
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    <<
    my parents said know
    Participant
    Question: Doesn’t the requirement to wear a mask if one is not vaccinated fly in the face of the admission that one need not disclose one’s vaccination status?>>

    This has been a smoldering source of anger for months.

    #87726
    Noirette
    Participant

    Polder: I know a huge no. of ppl who are vaxxed, many of course **indirectly** (via kids, family, friends, work, group associations, diverse contacts, etc.) and what I have logged in my head is that many ppl had Covid. In my building, at the place I volunteer, full of ppl running around packed together coughing etc., a child’s friends, community meet, my dentist, in the building next door, me myself, two family members in other countries, and so on, some mild, others worse, a few pretty bad…

    Only one ‘adverse event’ to the vax. So far! Who knows aout the future…

    He was over 80, had some kind of défaillance – after the 2nd shot, drove home, got out of his car, and collapsed in the street. 6 weeks later he did assisted suicide.

    Here (CH) Pfizer and Moderna are the main suppliers.

    Ppl’s experience will be very varied (see those darned kids above), all we can do is try to do our best, and be the most honest and caring.

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