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There Are No Shortcuts To The Scientific Truth (Vanden Bossche)
mRNA Covid-19 Vaccination And Development Of Myopericarditis (Mrxiv)
Pfizer Assures That Vaccine Is Almost As Safe For Kids As COVID (BBee)
Delta Variant Only “Half As Infectious As Assumed” – JPMorgan (ZH)
Now It Is TRULY Coming Apart (Denninger)
Anti-Vaccine Protesters Clash With Police In Melbourne For 2nd Day (NPR)
Biden’s National Security Advisor Implicated In Alfa Bank Russiagate Scam (RT)
With Clinton Lawyer Charged, The Russiagate Scam Is Now Under Indictment (Maté)
IEA Calls On Russia To Send More Gas To Europe Before Winter (G.)
Kyle Bass: Xi Wants Evergrande Blowup To Help Lower Housing Prices (ZH)
Medical Schools Update Hippocratic Oath To Exclude The Unvaccinated (BBee)



Mike Yeadon says if you persist and don’t get vaccinated now, it’ll all be over in a few weeks.








Flip the narrative around



Vanden Bossche reacts to “How the unvaccinated threaten the vaccinated for COVID-19: A Darwinian perspective” Author: Emanuel Goldman; PNAS September 28, 2021 118 (39) e2114279118;

There Are No Shortcuts To The Scientific Truth (Vanden Bossche)

[..] when mass vaccination was initiated, the question that really mattered was to know which part of the population would give more infectious variants a competitive advantage. It seems logical that more infectious variants can only enjoy a competitive advantage on a background that exerts selective immune pressure on viral infectiousness, i.e. on spike protein (as the latter is responsible for viral infectiousness). When people get jabbed in large numbers with S(pike)-based vaccines, this undoubtedly leads to massive S-directed immune selection pressure in the vaccinated part of the population. In contrast, the unvaccinated do not provide such competitive advantage to more infectious variants as they eliminate Sars-CoV-2 lineages without exerting immune selection pressure on viral infectiousness (i.e., on spike protein).

This is because unvaccinated either get asymptomatically infected, i.e., they overcome the infection thanks to their innate immunity, which is known to be multi-specific ( i.e., NOT variant-specific) or they contract symptomatic infection, which equally results in multi-variant-specific acquired immunity. In none of these cases does an unvaccinated person exert any immune selection pressure on viral infectiousness, i.e., on spike protein. The unvaccinated part of the population is, therefore, anything but a reservoir for the virus! On the contrary, their capacity to eliminate the virus in a non-selective manner will lead to a diminished concentration of more infectious immune escape variants in the unvaccinated population, and even in the overall population provided the unvaccinated part of the population represents a significant part of the overall population! (which is now increasingly becoming problematic).

[..] natural selection of more infectious variants happens within the vaccinated population, but not in the non-vaccinated population. This already explains why there was a fall in cases when the lockdown measures in the UK were abandoned and society opened up again. Opening-up society resulted in absorption of more infectious variants (i.e., the Delta variant) by non-vaccinated people. In this population, the Delta variant had no longer a competitive advantage (as unvaccinated individuals can effectively deal with ALL Sars-CoV-2 lineages).

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1 in 1,000 develop myo(peri)carditis, but males/females ratio is 29/2.

mRNA Covid-19 Vaccination And Development Of Myopericarditis (Mrxiv)

Introduction Several case reports or small series have suggested a possible link between mRNA COVID vaccines and the subsequent development of myocarditis and pericarditis. This study is a prospective collection and review of all cases with a myocarditis/pericarditis diagnosis over a 2-month period at an academic medical center.

Methods Prospective case series from 1st June 2021 until 31st July 2021. Patients were identified by admission and discharge diagnoses which included myocarditis or pericarditis. Inclusion criteria: in receipt of mRNA vaccine within one month prior to presentation; The CMR protocol included cine imaging, native T1 and T2 mapping, late gadolinium enhancement and post contrast T1 mapping. All CMR studies were read in consensus by two experienced readers. Diagnosis was based on clinical presentation, ECG/echo findings and serial troponins and was confirmed in each case by CMR. Incidence was estimated from total doses of mRNA vaccine administered in the Ottawa region for the matching time-period. This data was obtained from the Public Health Agency of Ottawa.

Results 32 patients were identified over the period of interest. Eighteen patients were diagnosed with myocarditis; 12 with myopericarditis; and 2 with pericarditis alone. The median age was 33 years (18-65 years). The sex ratio was 2 females to 29 males. In 5 cases, symptoms developed after only a single dose of mRNA vaccine. In 27 patients, symptoms developed after their second dose of. Median time between vaccine dose and symptoms was 1.5 days (1-26 days). Chest pain was the commonest symptom, but many others were reported. Non-syncopal non-sustained ventricular tachycardia was seen in only a single case. Median LV ejection fraction (EF) was 57% (44-66%). Nine patients had an LVEF below the normal threshold of 55%. Incidence of myopericarditis overall was approximately 10 cases for every 10,000 inoculations.

Summary and Conclusions This is the largest series in the literature to clearly relate the temporal relationship between mRNA COVID vaccination, symptoms and CMR findings. In most patients, symptom onset began within the first few days after vaccination with corresponding abnormalities in biomarkers and on ECG. Cardiac MRI confirmed acute myocardial and pericardial changes with the presence of edema demonstrated with both tissue mapping and late gadolinium enhancement. Symptoms settled quickly with standard therapy and patients were discharged within a few days. No major adverse cardiac events and no significant arrythmias were noted during inpatient stay. Further follow up will be required to ascertain the longer-term outcomes of this patient group.

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Almost not funny.

Pfizer Assures That Vaccine Is Almost As Safe For Kids As COVID (BBee)

After conducting several trials, Pfizer has announced that their vaccine is now almost as safe for kids as getting COVID is. “We are very proud of this achievement,” said a Pfizer spokesperson. “We can now confidently say that there is only a very small chance your child will suffer life-altering complications or death from the vaccine. Chances are still a bit higher than the chances of your kid dying from COVID, but hey! Give us some credit here! Not bad, huh?”

Experts confirmed that even though there is a statistically 0% chance of kids dying from COVID, parents should still require kids to get the vaccine immediately, to make up for Pfizer’s financial loss from the FDA not approving booster shots right away. “Besides,” said one expert, “kids are puny and can’t even fight back with their skinny little arms and legs. Just get them vaccinated—to protect yourself—since your safety is the highest priority here.” Pfizer is hoping they can get kids fully vaccinated before their Q3 sales numbers come out.

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Is this research for a bank, or whould perhaps the WHO do it?

Delta Variant Only “Half As Infectious As Assumed” – JPMorgan (ZH)

[..] over two months ago in early July, JPMorgan wrote a note about EM vulnerabilities to the COVID-19 Delta variant in which it drew attention to seven countries – the Philippines, Peru, Columbia, South Africa, Ecuador, Thailand and Mexico – which at the time looked particularly vulnerable due to a combination of low prevalence of the Delta variant and low vaccination rates. Given the widely accepted assumption that the Delta variant is much more infectious than prior strains of SARS-CoV-2, and given the prevailing trends in vaccination rates, JPMorgan then estimated that the spread of the Delta variant would push up the effective reproduction numbers (Re) significantly in these countries.

JPMorgan’s concern was that these seven countries would see significant gains in COVID-19 infections which would prompt further restrictive measures on mobility and mixing in some countries (EM Asia) or lead to worsening in public health and confidence in others (Latin America): “we thought that Re in the Philippines would rise from 0.92 to 1.97 as the Delta variant became fully prevalent. At an Re of 0.92 new infections are falling, while at an Re of 1.97 new infections are doubling every six to seven days.” What happened next was unexpected: JPMorgan policy research analyst David Mackie found that “the Delta wave was much milder than expected: none of these countries saw the gains in Re that we anticipated.”

This brings us to the latest note from JPM titled “What happened to the COVID-19 Delta wave in vulnerable EM countries?” in which the bank tries to explain just why it was so wrong with its modeling and assumptions. The bank starts off by showing the evolution of the reproductive numbers (Re) over the past couple of months for these seven countries. While Re did initially rise over the summer as the Delta variant spread, which led to an increase in infections, it was not by as much as expected. While on average, Re was expected to rise by 0.58 from the end of June to the time when the Delta variant was fully prevalent (from 1.07 to 1.65), the average rise was only by 0.24 (from 1.07 to 1.31); in other words, around half of the expected gain in Re did not occur.

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OSHA is a shaky basis.

Now It Is TRULY Coming Apart (Denninger)

OSHA “rules” are not federal law; they’re regulations and if issued illegally are void. Law is made by Congress and confirmed (if signed) by the President, or if a veto is overruled. Until that happens it’s not law, it’s a bill and legally means nothing. Agencies can issue regulations but they must comport with the statutes — that is, the law that enables same. This is why the CDC’s mandate was tossed and, I remind you, the courts now have notice that under Biden’s administration being handed a “nice” defeat will be met with a middle finger so the odds of a second “nice” rebuke are now zero.

I predicted when this BS started that OSHA would fail in this regard for several reasons. Chief among them is that it is a major rule impacting millions. This is not an emergency situation at one company or even within a single industry; it is intended to blast the entire nation’s workforce at once with a mandate. This triggers a whole host of scrutiny requirements which are very unlikely to succeed and will be immediately challenged — along with filings asking for injunctions to bar enforcement until a ruling on the merits is made. Said ruling will require hearings, trials, and ultimately likely go before the US Supreme Court. It will take months if not years to go through that process. I remind you that an injunction requires:

1. You are likely to win. OSHA has not issued a rule of this sort of scope in a very long time, and certainly not on an emergency basis. The entire premise of an “emergency” 18 months into this pandemic is a joke; Congress has had a year and a half to consider legislation and has not. That standing alone like dooms the rule. But there’s much more — in order to argue that “the vaccinated” must be protected in the workplace from “the unvaccinated” you have to admit the vaccines don’t work! If you put that admission into writing then you just ate your own tail; the circular logic of that is obvious to anyone. If you don’t then only consenting persons, who choose not to be vaccinated, are at risk. Then there is the CDC Director’s direct testimony before Congress, under oath, in September 2020 in which he said masks were more effective than vaccines — and he meant surgical masks too as that’s what he held up. When liberty interests are implicated the least-intrusive means to accomplish the goal must be chosen; the government cannot take the most intrusive, and potential permanent harm is certainly as intrusive as it gets. Having admitted there is a better alternative OSHA will lose on that basis. There’s much more — but you just need to demonstrate probability of a win.

2. Irreparable injury that cannot be compensated for with money. Losing a job or worse, permanently damaging your health qualifies. No problem there.

3. The threatened injury if the order goes into effect exceeds that if not. The status quo is what that’s measured against; this one is somewhat of a tougher call, but likely wins.

4. The injunction is not adverse to the public interest. 100 million Americans are the public interest. This is not a majority rule question; impacting a huge number of people certainly reaches this threshold.

The courts are not stupid. Partisan although claimed to not be, yes. Biased although designed to resist that, yes. Typically deferential to the Executive (and especially Congress), yes, even though by the Constitution they’re all co-equal. But stupid? No.

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Note the ivermectin in the demands.

And when you see how the protesters are accused of being nazi’s, note the uniforms of the riot police.

Anti-Vaccine Protesters Clash With Police In Melbourne For 2nd Day (NPR)

It’s been a violent few days in Melbourne, Australia, where construction workers and other demonstrators are clashing with police as they protest the government’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements. Amid the surging delta variant, officials in Victoria state — where Melbourne is the largest city — recently announced a vaccination mandate for construction workers that requires each employee to show proof of at least one dose by Thursday. Some 13% of the state’s active COVID-19 cases are linked to construction sites, according to local media. Construction workers who are opposed to the new restrictions have made their positions known in protests that have escalated in recent days.

After the government closed down tearooms at work sites, some workers took their lunch breaks outside on Friday. They set up tables and plastic chairs in multiple intersections in central Melbourne, blocking roads and holding up traffic. On Monday, people gathered outside the headquarters of the prominent Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union to protest the mandate, chanting and yelling before attempting to storm the building. Angry protesters threw bottles and smashed loudspeakers, according to local media reports. Riot police deployed on the scene allegedly used rubber bullets and pepper spray to disperse crowds, the BBC reported, adding that the headquarters building was damaged and “several people” were arrested in the process.

The union later issued a statement condemning the violence “in the strongest possible terms,” noting that an unspecified number of people were injured by violent acts, including the throwing of bottles. But it also distanced itself from the protesters, attributing the actions to “extremists or people manipulated by extremists.” “This crowd was heavily infiltrated by neo-Nazis and other right wing extremist groups and it is clear that a minority of those who participated were actual union members,” the statement said. Others have alleged that neo-Nazis and anti-vaccination groups organized on encrypted social media platforms before arriving at the protest in “hi-vis” clothing to look like construction workers.

Bill Shorten — the former opposition leader and current member of Parliament who serves as shadow minister for the national disability insurance scheme and for government services — said in a TV interview that some protesters were construction workers while others were “fake tradies.” “There is a network of hard-right, man-baby Nazis,” he said, “people who just want to cause trouble. … They want to complain about the vaccination, and they deserve to get the full force of everything that’s coming their way.”


Oz officer

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Better kick him out, Joe. Or will he kick you out first?

Biden’s National Security Advisor Implicated In Alfa Bank Russiagate Scam (RT)

In any event, dossiers outlining the incendiary allegations were passed anonymously to every major US news outlet over the course of the 2016 presidential election campaign, with many eagerly seizing upon them. However, not all journalists were convinced, and several organizations refused to publish anything on the material. The Intercept issued a withering report on the charges a week prior to the vote, documenting how DNS records provided by the anonymous source “can’t really prove anything at all, and certainly not ‘communication’ between Trump and Alfa,” and no one “can show that a single message was exchanged between Trump and Alfa.” That same day however, Clinton drew attention to the “covert server” on social media, sharing a statement on the subject by her senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan, acting as if the information her team had passed to the media was new to her.

“This could be the most direct link yet between Trump and Moscow…This secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia. It certainly seems the Trump Organization felt it had something to hide,” he boldly asserted. “We can only assume that federal authorities will now explore this direct connection between Trump and Russia as part of their existing probe into Russia’s meddling in our elections.” The indictment makes clear that Sullivan was a key player in the Clinton campaign’s efforts to publicize the Alfa Bank disinformation. It records how Sussmann was “alerted” to the Alfa Bank allegations by his tech executive client in July 2016, and “over the ensuing weeks, as part of their lawyer-client relationship,” the pair engaged with a Clinton campaign lawyer and individuals acting on the candidate’s behalf to share the false charges “with the media and others.”

In mid-September, that lawyer exchanged emails with the “campaign’s manager, communications director, and foreign policy advisor” concerning the false charges, and Sussmann’s success to date with cultivating media interest. This contact was so significant, the lawyer specifically billed the Clinton campaign for the correspondence, an accompanying entry – titled “re: Alfa Bank Article” – naming Sullivan, the campaign’s manager and its communications director.

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I’m beginning to sense a pattern.

With Clinton Lawyer Charged, The Russiagate Scam Is Now Under Indictment (Maté)

In accusing Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann of lying to the FBI, Special Counsel John Durham offers new evidence of the fabrications behind the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory. The indictment of Hillary Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann offers new evidence that the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory that engulfed Trump’s term in office was itself the product of fabrications involving Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Although Sussmann faces just one count on a false statement charge, the 27-page charging document offers an expansive window into how the Russiagate scam began, and how Democratic operatives, intelligence officials, and establishment media figures dishonestly fed it to the public. Sussmann, until recently an attorney with Clinton campaign law firm Perkins Coie, is the second person to be charged by John Durham, the Special Counsel scrutinizing the Russia investigation.

Sussmann is accused of lying to the FBI during a September 2016 meeting in which he tried to raise alarm about “secret communications” between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank. Sussmann gave then-FBI attorney Jim Baker documents and data purporting to show that computer servers associated with Trump and Alfa Bank were in regular contact. This was evidence, Sussmann argued, of a possible covert back channel. According to Durham, Sussmann told Baker that he was not working “for any client,” and was simply passing on information that had been provided to him by “multiple cyber experts” who had come across the suspicious web traffic. But according to the detailed indictment, Sussmann was in fact cooking up a politically motivated scam.

The theory of a purported covert Trump-Alfa channel had been concocted by an unnamed tech executive positioning himself for a top cybersecurity job in the anticipated Clinton administration. To spread the theory to the media and intelligence community, the executive and Sussmann “coordinated”, Durham says, with Mark Elias, a colleague of Sussmann’s at Perkins Coie and the top lawyer for Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Sussmann and Elias in turn coordinated with the private intelligence company Fusion GPS. Elias had already hired the firm – on Clinton’s behalf – to produce the Steele dossier, the collection of fabricated reports by ex-British spy Christopher Steele alleging a longstanding Trump-Russia conspiracy/blackmail relationship. According to Steele, it was Sussmann, in a July 2016 meeting, who first informed him about the Alfa Bank server story.

Elias kept Clinton campaign members informed as well, including the “campaign manager, communications director, and foreign policy advisor.” In February 2017, Sussmann also met with a CIA official to push the Alfa Bank narrative. Sussmann concealed this plot from the FBI, along with the fact that he was billing Clinton for his involvement. The meeting with the FBI’s Baker, for example, was charged to the Clinton campaign as “work and communications regarding confidential project.” In fact, according to Durham, “all or nearly all” of Sussmann’s work on the Alfa Bank story prior to meeting Baker was “billed to the Clinton campaign.”

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All they have to do is approve Nordstream 2.

IEA Calls On Russia To Send More Gas To Europe Before Winter (G.)

The world’s energy watchdog has called on Russia to send more gas to Europe as the energy supply crunch bleeds across the continent, in a rare public rebuke of the Kremlin. The International Energy Agency (IEA), which advises global governments on energy policy, called out the gas-rich country for refusing to increase exports even as fierce demand has driven market prices to successive record highs, appearing to support claims that Russia is withholding supplies. “The IEA believes that Russia could do more to increase gas availability to Europe and ensure storage is filled to adequate levels in preparation for the coming winter heating season,” the Paris-based agency said.

“This is also an opportunity for Russia to underscore its credentials as a reliable supplier to the European market,” it said. The IEA’s intervention has come amid growing unease in Europe over Russia’s decision not to increase gas exports to Europe next month, despite record gas market prices across the continent. It said Russia had been “fulfilling its long-term contracts with European counterparts – but its exports to Europe are down from their 2019 level”. EU politicians have accused the Kremlin of deliberately withholding gas supplies while it awaits regulatory approval for a controversial pipeline project, Nord Stream 2, which would double Russia’s capacity to export gas to Germany.

Russia is not using all of its available pipeline capacity to export gas to Europe but state officials and executives at the state-owned gas company Gazprom have reportedly said it may increase gas sales to Europe once the pipeline has been approved.

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In his 10 years in charge, Xi profited greatly from letting real estate prices rise. Now he doesn’t want the blame.

Kyle Bass: Xi Wants Evergrande Blowup To Help Lower Housing Prices (ZH)

Shortly before two Evergrande creditors confirmed to Bloomberg (under the guise of anonymity) that the Chinese developer-giant had missed bond payments due Monday, Hayman Capital founder Kyle Bass returned to CNBC for an interview Tuesday morning for a telephone discussion with CNBC’s Joe Kernen to discuss the toxic Chinese economy and its unsustainable debt pile. Bass, one of the most vocal China hawks on Wall Street, has said it’s important to understand what, exactly, President Xi is looking for. According to Bass, China is “experiencing similar problems that we are in the US” when it comes to housing prices. Xi has been managing a broad-based crackdown on the Chinese economy all summer. Now, it’s time to confront the issue

Now, China is entering this period of weakness with over $50 trillion worth of credit in their system, with their annual GDP at around $15 trillion. Compared with China, the US had GDP of $17 trillion with another $12 trillion off-balance-sheet when Lehman collapsed. China is at 3.6x ahead of its “Lehman moment”, while the US was only about 1.7x. What’s more, China is still a relative newcomer to the capital markets business, Bass said. China adopted a western-style financial system in 2001 after they joined the WTO. Around the same time, Beijing’s population-control policies started to really bite, as China saw its birth rate dwindle. There are now 1.3 births per woman in China and you need to be at 2.1 to actually just sustain your population, Bass said.

So for many working-age Chinese males, population dynamics are at a critical level and the reason being is the Chinese men can’t afford houses so they’re all living with their parents and the fact that Evergrande went on a credit binge and built all of the housing and Chinese property took off because their central bank continued to print so much money. Now, it’s trying to rein in property prices and he’s trying to do it as quickly as possible because China’s on an unsustainable path lower. “Right now,” Bass says, everyone who believes China’s going to grow at 6% a year ad infinitum “is just dead wrong,” but if we just divorce ourselves from any value judgments about China and think about the the future of the plan of the globe – if we always think about the Chinese consumer and we all at one point wanted to move forward in a symbiotic way where we sell things to China, and their consumers buy things from us.

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2 BBees today.

Medical Schools Update Hippocratic Oath To Exclude The Unvaccinated (BBee)

Members of The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) voted this week to make major changes to the Hippocratic Oath for the first time since the 1960’s. Specifically, the Oath for new doctors is being adjusted to exclude both the unborn and the unvaccinated. “The changes we’re making to the Oath are long overdue,” said Dr. Sarah Butcher, a member of the AAMC ruling council. “The concept that physicians should attempt to do no harm to the unborn or the unvaccinated has no place in modern society.” Butcher said the famous first line of the Oath will be updated to read, “I promise to do no harm unless it’s killing a little unborn baby who’s really not a person yet. Also, since anyone who refused the vaccine is basically asking to die of COVID, I will let them suffer and die a horrifying death to set an example for others.”

Several other changes are also being made to the Oath, including the following new sections: • A vow to wear a mask at all times, even while showering and sleeping, to prevent any possibility of spreading infection to others. • A promise to provide preferential treatment to BIPOC and LGBTQ populations whenever possible while ensuring that white male oppressors get sent to the back of the line. • Swearing to always follow the latest science, as defined by whatever new study CNN is reporting that day. In addition to the changes in the Oath, the AAMC also announced updates to the educational requirements required for new doctors. “The requirements for licensure have changed slightly,” Butcher said. “We now require licensed doctors to either have a traditional four-year medical school degree or at least 1,000 hours of experience surfing WebMd.”

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    The value of a smile

    I was at Home Depot this morning, walking to the restroom. Ahead of me, about halfway down the lighting aisle, with lamps hanging overhead, was an older lady with short silvery hair, pushing her cart. Our eyes met; she gave a welcoming smile. I smiled back. We passed each other, and I continued on my way, a good feeling in my chest.

    Then it occurred to me: neither one of us was wearing a mask. I wanted to go back to her and thank her for also not wearing a mask, for not communicating publicly fear of a virus. I didn’t go back.

    I realized that if we had both been wearing masks, that tiny interchange would not have occurred. Wow, I thought, how amazing it is that a simple, welcoming smile from a stranger can life my spirits and add to my day. And, how much simple, yet profound, communication do we lose by covering half of our faces.


    Here is a link to a powerful new Israeli documentary (with English subtitles) that consists of interviews with 40 people who suffered from serious COVID-19 vaccine injuries:

    Homepage English


    Covid death out of control in USA

    Hospitals over crowded.
    ICU overwhelmed
    Not enough nurses
    Not enough ventilators
    Running out of supplies
    Herd immunity is not happening

    Its not my fault
    Its all your fault.

    I told you what to do and you did not do it.
    Economy running hot
    More jobs posting than applicants
    Printing press running hot

    Don’t read, listen to non approved web sites
    Don’t read the good news from India etc.
    Don’t believe that vaccines don’t work
    Don’t believe that vaccines will give you health problems


    Very well done summary and back story to the creation of ‘sar-co-2


    Dr. Richard Fleming warns how future generations will condemn us all if we don’t stop the medical genocide


    I appreciate and believe your ad hoc poll. I believe that vaccines are better than doing nothing in the short term and maybe even in the long term (we don’t know yet), but the point is, they are forcing us to compare getting the jab against doing nothing.

    Here is a conversation I had with my brother:
    – Him: The hospitals in northern Idaho are overwhelmed with unvaxxed Covid patients
    – Me: How many of those patients were offered any kind of out-patient treatment when they first caught Covid
    – Him: I don’t know
    – Me: Probably few of them if any. The standard of care is if you get Covid, stay home until you think you might die and then come to the hospital. I believe that given home treatment the hospitals wouldn’t be overrun.
    – Him: So you believe there are such treatments?
    – Me: There are many doctors that claim there are
    – Him: But they’re not FDA approved
    – Me: Yes, the FDA, CDC, etc. have had 18 months to investigate early treatment. If they have I haven’t heard about it. The NIH finally recommended Vitamin C, D and zinc for prevention and treatment of Covid a few days ago. I have been called an idiot on line for suggesting people take these because they weren’t approved. Those alone might have prevented a lot of hospitalizations.

    The mainstream narrative has fought any kind of out patient treatment tooth and nail and presents the false dilemma of getting jabbed or doing nothing. I would ask why, but it would just be rhetorical.


    Spikes are Bad and Spikes in the Blood are Really Bad (installment 3 of ??)

    Installment #1 summary: There are certain factors, on the surface of cells, that mediate the entry of the spike protein. These have been identified as ACE2, TMPRSS2, Salic Acid (SA), CD147, cathespin B and L. All these factors involved in the entry of the spike protein have been shown to be expressed by the endothelial cells. Endothelial cells make up our vascular plumbing. They also make up our lymphatic plumbing.

    Installment #2 summary: Animation of influenza virus invading the lungs

    Debt Rattle September 21 2021

    The clot thickens.

    “Autopsies on people who died of the coronavirus are helping doctors understand how the disease affects the body — and one of the most remarkable findings concerned blood clotting, a pathologist says. Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz, the chairman of the department of pathology at NYU Langone Medical Center, spoke to Erin Burnett on OutFront (CNN) Thursday night (7/9/2020).
    Some Covid-19 patients are known to develop blood clotting issues, but the degree and the extent to which that occurs was described as “dramatic” by Rapkiewicz.
    In the early stages of the pandemic, bedside clinicians noticed a lot of blood clotting “in lines and various large vessels,” she said. “What we saw at autopsy was sort of an extension of that,” she said. “The clotting was not only in the large vessels but also in the smaller vessels.
    “And this was dramatic, because though we might have expected it in the lungs, we found it in almost every organ that we looked at in our autopsy study,” she said. Rapkiewicz’s study outlining her findings was published at the end of June (2020) in The Lancet journal EClinicalMedicine.”
    So, we are about 6 months into this thing, and they are finding that in severe cases the damage extends well beyond the lungs.

    Fun fact: According to Steve Black (M.B.Ch.B D.A. FFARC/P Medical Practitioner & Anaesthesiologist, Pilot, University of Leeds) The arm brain circulation time, which is the time taken for an intravenous injection [not intramuscular] in the arm [assume wrist] to pass through the heart and lungs and out up to the brain through the carotid arteries, is around 15 to 20 seconds.

    Diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) is characteristically seen in severe cases. Here is a schematic an alveolar sac.

    air sac

    Notice how the epithelium (air sac wall) and the endothelium (capillary wall) are simply one cell thick.
    Here is a video that describes the how this virus reeks havoc, not only on the air sac walls but also the capillary walls rendering them leaky. This would provide a pathway for the virus (spike) to enter the blood stream. Keep in mind this video made was early days (Mar2020) prior to Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz comments above regarding the autopsy evidence of clotting throughout the body.

    those darned kids

    how come some people get a platinum pass?



    Thanks for response yesterday Funny we caught Covid shortly after setting up camp along Lake Michigan. The beach/bike vacations are our favorites.

    I split time between a old Trek MT820 and a Trek Navigator 3.0. I estimate I have put about 15k miles on the navigator, a real workhorse. For MTB, I have a hard tail Rockhopper. Haven’t road biked much. Picked up an old Technium Tri-lite. The story behind the Tri-lite is that Boeing and Raleigh engineers were having lunch. The Boeing guys let on to the fact that they had a good process for thermally bonding steel and aluminum thus eliminating the weld. So the steel lugs/BB are thermally bonded to the aluminum top, bottom and seat tubes on this one.

    Anyway, love the bike, riding, fixing or reconditioning in my spare time. Picked up a couple dozen to refurb over the winter. Hope I get the time.


    Wuhan Scientists Planned To Release ‘Chimeric Covid Spike Proteins’ Into Bat Populations Using ‘Skin-Penetrating Nanoparticles’

    So how do we know that these psychopaths didn’t release Chimeric Covid Spike Proteins Using Skin-Penetrating Nanoparticles into New York City and Northern Italy at the beginning of the Plandemic to cause panic which would allow the emergency medical mafia tyranny to launch.

    Remember, the catastrophic conditions in NYC never spread to other cities in the US, not with the same intensity. Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Atlanta … didn’t experience anything approaching the levels of NYC ‘covid’.

    Northern Italy and parts of Spain conditions never spread to southern Italy or other Mediterranean countries with the same ferocity.

    Maybe ‘they’ just seeded certain areas to produce the necessary hysteria to get the Plandemic rolling.

    Do you really think ‘they’ wouldn’t?

    What, cause they’re not that immoral and unhinged?

    Veracious Poet

    If you watch the video V. Arnold is referencing that Germ posted yesterday, it is in fact many of the most intelligent, highly educated that fall under the spell of mass formation (aka hypnosis, mass psychosis).

    I’m sorry, but my experience is different…

    In my professional life I encountered 10s of thousands of the “intelligent, highly educated” & I’d estimate that since 1990 only 2 out of 10 had IQs higher than 100.

    My experience is that “most” were educated beyond their intellectual abilities as the curriculum was dumbed-down, all that was necessary was remembering & then parroting data during their “educations”, which required no critical thinking, many times PC thought was rewarded, with even failing students being passed to advance progressive agenda(s)…

    Of course, pushing student loans to anyone with a pulse is also part of the narrative, especially after O-blah-ma.

    I’ve also seen minority inner city residents with BAs that shouldn’t have received a high school diploma…

    America is now the land of diploma mills. Ribbons for everyone!

    And .GOV/.MIL bureaucracies are chock-full of these “special” people 😐

    Gone are the days when America produced geniuses like Kelly Johnson & crew that designed the SR71 with slide rules in 6 months, having to utilize low commercial grade titanium because it was the best they could acquire.

    Hell, when I was in K-12 we weren’t even allowed to use calcs for mathematics, for 20+ years children have PCs to do their thinking for them…

    All part of the plan?


    CCP Dissident Claims China Released COVID At Military World Games In October 2019

    “In a shocking revelation that raises serious challenges for the official narrative about COVID’s origins inside China, new claims from an exiled CCP whistleblower allege that Chinese agents released COVID at an international sporting event in Wuhan in October 2019.”

    Ya know, in the ‘old days’ I wouldn’t have given this headline much credence, but now, it might actually be correct.

    I’ve been lied to so often about the Plandemic, I’m open to a walk on the wild side.

    those darned kids

    excellent resource for arguments nobody will listen to:

    30 facts you NEED to know: Your Covid Cribsheet


    Oros: “Maybe ‘they’ just seeded certain areas …”

    Yup. What else explains why what happened in, for example, NYC didn’t also happen in other densely populated cities? I started questioning that fact early on in the process. Then when you add in the fact people in refugee camps, homeless camps, India slums, prisons, etc., weren’t dying by the thousands … well …


    The local retirement community is becoming short-staffed. I was just asked by a long time client who lives there if I would please come before class next week and help the teacher to successfully connect her laptop to the television because the staff person who used to be tasked with this, and who was very proficient – found a new job because he refused to be vaccinated. The staff person who replaced him couldn’t figure it out. I’m going to make easy money off of this situation. This is hilarious-ironic. The unvaxxed employees all leave, and now they have to pay (more expensive, also unvaccinated,) outside help to come in and fix the issue.


    Veracious Poet:

    Re-slide rules versus calculators:

    I started electrical engineering using a bamboo slide rule. (Yes, I am dating myself!) Then half way through the school switch to calculators as calculators prices had fallen to $50 versus $35 for a slide rule.

    Let me tell you, our exams got a lot harder! Now the prof could put many more questions on the exam since the calculators greatly reduced the time to do the math. No more nice clean answers either!

    With slide rule, the prof could maybe ask 3 questions in an one hour exam. Time was needed to rub the bamboo sticks together. This made it easier to study for an exam as the prof was limited to just asking questions on the major topics covered in a course.

    With calculators, suddenly the prof could ask 6 questions! So everything changed! Now we had to study both the major and minor topics. Our exam approach also had to change. If you couldn’t figure out quickly how to solve a question, you had to force yourself to move on to the next question. Time management became more critical.

    With a slide rule, you had more time to solve each question. Not so with calculators! It had to be bang, bang!

    Calculators were a double edge sword!


    Posting this again minus the links. First posting disappeared.

    The august, science-affirming, academically-powered, trustworthy blog known as The Conversation just did it again: censorship!

    This morning they ran this: “Ivermectin shows us how hard it is to use old drugs for COVID. Here’s how to do better next time”

    People started to make comments, some of which did not support the narrative. I weighed in with what I’ve posted below. About 10 minutes later I reloaded the article to see who else had made comments, and lo and behold! all comments had been deleted and the comments closed off. Yep, science has been replaced by ideology.


    Here are some articles to digest.

    1. Ivermectin, successfully used in India, confirmed as Covid treatment by Bombay High Court


    The accused are served legal notice for their attempt to undermine the authority of the Bombay High Court and obstruct the use of Ivermectin for Covid-19 treatment.

    3.Uttar Pradesh government says early use of Ivermectin helped to keep positivity, deaths low, claiming that timely introduction of Ivermectin since the first wave has helped the state maintain a relatively low positivity rate despite in its high population density.

    4.HUGE: Uttar Pradesh, India Announces State Is COVID-19 Free Proving the Effectiveness of “Deworming Drug” IVERMECTIN

    5.Indian Bar Association vs WHO | Adv. Dipali Ojha with Rajiv Malhotra

    Advocate Dipali Ojha of the Indian bar association and a team of young indian lawyers have issued a legal notice to the world health organization over their blatant campaign against any alternative treatments. (Watch this asap before Youtube delete it.)

    The Indian and Australian stances simply do not comport. In view of the evidence from India, I would say that the Indians have it right and the Australians don’t.

    Mister Roboto

    Yup. What else explains why what happened in, for example, NYC didn’t also happen in other densely populated cities? I started questioning that fact early on in the process. Then when you add in the fact people in refugee camps, homeless camps, India slums, prisons, etc., weren’t dying by the thousands … well …

    Indeed. One would only need to have it happen in the nation’s economic capitol and largest city in order to get the rest of the country all nice and freaked out. I’m not easily brainwashed, but what happened in NYC had a lot to do with why I mostly bought the Covid Official Narrative (TM) for as long as I did.

    Mister Roboto

    In a shocking revelation that raises serious challenges for the official narrative about COVID’s origins inside China, new claims from an exiled CCP whistleblower allege that Chinese agents released COVID at an international sporting event in Wuhan in October 2019.

    If this is actually the case, I suspect that other powers and influences in this world who were behind the plot wanted China to be the one to pull this off. After all, if it were ever to be found out, then a notoriously nasty authoritarian regime could be the fall guy!

    Michael Reid

    Today I have been harvesting wood for winter. I have been feeling saddened by the realization that many of my speculative conclusions seem to fit with reality we are experiencing.

    Two moose were harvested here today. I found myself thinking about how in nature predator populations increase when there is lots of prey, how lots of prey can destroy their food supply in their natural environment, how to many predators can destroy all the prey and thought of the Great Awk which we brought to extinction.

    Humans at current population levels and the way we live is destroying the environment we need to survive.

    The Great Reset Cull seems to fulfill many objectives. I noticed the term machine fairly often recently in my reading regarding our civilization. I found myself reflecting on my work term experience at an Ontario Hydro transformer station in the protection and control group. Bad events cause breakers to trip isolate faults and shed loads and protect the system. Similarly I see this culling as a load shedding of sorts.

    @ Veracious Poet
    There are still intelligent people many of which are captured by the narrative. I feel it is because they have lived an enjoyable life and trust the government to do what is best. Perhaps it is because their life experiences have not been broad enough to see the big picture and certainly many have been programmed by the media.


    Everyone should read the following
    (Let your leaders research and find the lies)

    30 facts you NEED to know: Your Covid Cribsheet

    1. The survival rate of “Covid” is over 99%.
    Almost all studies on the infection-fatality ratio (IFR) of Covid have returned results between 0.04% and 0.5%. Meaning Covid’s survival rate is at least 99.5%.

    2. There has been NO unusual excess mortality.

    3. “Covid death” counts are artificially inflated.

    4. The vast majority of covid deaths have serious comorbidities. In March 2020, the Italian government published statistics showing 99.2% of their “Covid deaths” had at least one serious comorbidity.
    These included cancer, heart disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, kidney failure and diabetes (among others). Over 50% of them had three or more serious pre-existing conditions.

    This pattern has held up in all other countries over the course of the “pandemic”. An October 2020 FOIA request to the UK’s ONS revealed less than 10% of the official “Covid death” count at that time had Covid as the sole cause of death.

    5. Average age of “Covid death” is greater than the average life expectancy. The average age of a “Covid death” in the UK is 82.5 years. In Italy it’s 86. Germany, 83. Switzerland, 86. Canada, 86. The US, 78, Australia, 82.

    In almost all cases the median age of a “Covid death” is higher than the national life expectancy.

    6. Covid mortality exactly mirrors the natural mortality curve. Statistical studies from the UK and India have shown that the curve for “Covid death” follows the curve for expected mortality almost exactly:

    further info …..


    the average life expectancy in Canada is 80.
    “Covid death” in Canada is 86


    @Michael Reid

    Years ago I was helping design a landscape for a wealthy client in Connecticut and the issue of deer browse damage came up. Lots of expensive plants and the client didn’t want them to be the deer’s favorite meal.

    So I contacted the leading deer browse damage guy, a professor at U of Ct and we talked about which plants deer loved and hated and I adjusting the landscape plan accordingly.

    We got to talking about deer populations in CT historically. He said pre-1929 depression era, Ct had roughly 114,000 deer approx.

    By 1940 (pre WWII) the deer population of Ct was thought to be roughly less than 100. That’s one hundred, almost extinct within the boundaries of the State of Connecticut

    He said “poaching, year round, people were starving during the depression and deer meat kept many a family going.”

    I mention this to you because in hard times, the ones coming up whe the US economy collapses in a tidal wave of greed and corruption on a scale unprecedented in *World History*, there won’t be ANY game left in the woods, ANYWHERE.

    Even the remote areas will be systemically poached, not just for meat to feed the locals, but poached for ‘foreign exchange currency’, i.e. trade able dried cured smoked meat will be Gold, exchangeable for many different products outside the area they were poached in.

    Had WII not come, deer would have gone totally extinct in Connecticut in 10 years.


    Re seeding the virus in selected cities, and countries, and having multiple versions to choose from and inocculating people with anything from saline solution to toxic blends of various concentrations I personally favor the most outrageous suggestions,. For one thing, they are most easy to deny, and for another they make for the best medical thriller plots. The official story is incredibly unimaginative.


    While ‘the virus’ raged in NY and Northern Italy, it barely registered in the slums of Delhi and Calcutta despite being ‘super contagious’ and spread into every other corner of the world.

    I guess the slums of Delhi and Calcutta had ‘special’ powers that NYC didn’t have.

    absolute galore

    zerosum wrote: absolute galore, yesterday, #87696, made a list of failed wars that are still happening

    One of today’s NYT headlines: The World Is at War With Covid. Covid Is Winning.

    Another one: Analysis: Biden Declared the War Over. But Wars Go On.

    Too bad my little city paper cancelled my column for this week–we would have been right there with the zeitgeist.

    Note the way the NYT framed this news:

    F.D.A. Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots for Older and At-Risk Americans

    The authorization applies to Pfizer vaccine recipients who are over 65 or at high risk, including those who are often exposed to the virus in their jobs.
    The move sets up what is likely to be a staggered campaign to deliver the shots to the most vulnerable Americans.


    Well, here is a headline at Bloomberg that is nauseating.

    Vaccinated Pregnant Women Pass Protection to Babies in Study



    “FDA authorizes coronavirus booster shots for people 65 and older and those at risk of serious illness, including from job exposure”.

    The US government could no longer avoid doing a risk benefit analysis for the mRNA vaccines. The approval of Pfizer’s Comirnaty Vaccine without a public hearing showed the power of corporations over the state. Two things have changed since then.

    First, the mRNA vaccines do not stop viral transmission. The vaccinated are becoming ill, hospitalized and dying. English data indicates the delta variant is more deadly to the vaccinated than the unvaccinated. The vaccinated can be super-spreaders. At best being vaccinated in the long term only prevents serious illness and death for very roughly 50% to 80% of the vaccinated. Vaccine mandates and passports are pointless. mRNA vaccination only makes sense for the elderly or those with co-morbidities who are certain to be exposed to the virus. It could give them a year or more of life.

    Second, Joe Biden withdrew from Kabul. The corporate/state Empire Blob wants him disposed for this. The current President is Donald Trump, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Dick Nixon all wrapped up in one. The failed US government is about to collapse if the Democrats who control government can’t pass a budget or raise the debt limit.

    The 1898 Russian flu lasted for seven years before it mutated to a less deadly variant. This time, the best and brightest injected half of the US population with a none sterilizing coronavirus vaccine that selects for more virulent variants because it makes them rich.

    In fact, the only way western civilization will survive is to restore functional public national health systems and government by and for the people. More pandemics, climate change storms, heat domes and wildfires, plus resource wars are all guaranteed. But, as pointed out here, consent of the governed is gone.



    I’ll just leave this one here…


    The saying goes: “if you ain’t part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”


    One thing folks need to keep in mind about the island of Newfoundland is that moose were introduced around 1900 or so. Since there are no wolves on the island, the moose have no real predators, so man has the job of harvesting moose every year to prevent the moose from over grazing, then starving.

    There are about 100,000 moose on the island of Newfoundland! I think that works out to 1 or 2 moose per square km! Or about 1 moose per 5 Newfoundlanders!

    In the entire province of Ontario there are only about 100,000 moose, showing how wolves keep the moose in check.

    The other interesting thing about the island of Newfoundland is that there are no deer or raccoons either! Actually there are quite a few more critters not on the island. The reason for this is that during the last ice age, about 12,000 years, the entire island was covered with ice wiping out all existing wild life. Since then only critters that manage to somehow reach the island got to call the island home. Then of course man has introduce a few critters, like mink, for better or worst.


    The saying goes: “if you ain’t part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”

    What is the solution?
    What is the solution that won’t end my life?
    What is the solution that won’t end my good life in this social/economic system?

    What is the problem?
    You go a problem. I don’t got a problem.


    My dad (a boomer, from northern UK) used to raise chickens as a kid. If you have some grain, land, wire mesh plus wood and time you can create quite a decent little ecosystem for the chicks. You get fresh eggs, hens and cockerels. The grain needed to support them is not as big as one would imagine.

    It’s a shame that so many in cities are all so divorced from mother nature that they cannot see how bountiful nature is.


    @zerosum – that comment was intended for the village troll

    Doc Robinson

    “Only 65 out of 33,000 healthcare workers (0.19%) in Maine have quit their jobs over a statewide vaccine mandate”

    This is not much of a story, because their deadline for vaccination is October 1, with a possible grace period until the end of October.
    Also, the national trend seems to be waiting to be fired instead of quitting before the deadline.

    From a local Maine newspaper:

    “It illustrates how slowly vaccinations are increasing in the state. Health care workers are supposed to be vaccinated by Oct. 1, but many providers are treating Mills’ decision to push the enforcement deadline until October’s end as a grace period. They do so amid a national worker shortage putting stress on hospitals and long-term care facilities struggling to provide services. Workers not vaccinated by then will not be allowed to work and likely fired by facilities.”


    Next crack in the vaccine narrative:

    “The city has suspended vaccinations in order to test its entire population…”


    Another middle-aged person done in by the vaccine:
    A friend of my partner’s best friend died a few days ago from a heart attack. He was in his 40s. He had been vaccinated about 6 months prior.


    A number of people from Edson, Alberta are in ICU after attending a “COVID party”, where they hoped to achieve natural immunity.

    The report is vague. A number of people could mean 2. How about some real numbers. At the end of the report they ask the hospital for specific numbers but none are reported. None of these reporters seem interested in the complete story. I would ask how many of all the people in that hospital for Covid 19 were offered early out patient treatment? Probably none. It’s again the false choice, leaky vaccine or nothing until you are in the hospital.

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