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Salvador Dali Galatea of the Spheres 1952

 

The Purges Have Begun (Tucker)
Clinical Outcomes of Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Prophylaxis and Treatment (Sage)
A New Covid Variant (B.1.1.523) Capable Of Escaping Immune Protections (Bose)
Guam’s Vaccination Success Story Turns Grim With Covid Surge (G.)
Victoria Australia: 95% of Those Hospitalized are Vaccinated (CTH)
How Close Is A Coronavirus Vaccine? (FT)
Network Of Right-wing Health Care Providers Makes Millions Off HCQ, IVM (IC)
United Airlines To Lay Off 600 Workers Who Refused To Get Vaccinated (Hill)
Liberal COVID Discourse is Devoid of Science (Greenwald)
Pandemic A Unique Opportunity To Test Propaganda On Canadians (NP)
British Gov’t Trying to Bypass Parliament to Implement Vaccine Passports (SN)
You Can’t Be Fat And Fit (DM)
Florida AG Files Lawsuit Against Biden Admin for Not Protecting Border (TC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“My wife is a triple board certified doctor in the Bronx. She worked at the hospital that had the highest Covid death rate in all of NYC. She went down hard w/Covid in April 2020 and missed two months of work. She recovered and went back. For 15 years she served the poor – underprivileged patients on welfare in the Bronx – none of them had private insurance. She resigned on Friday and I could not be more proud of her.”

The Purges Have Begun (Tucker)

The biggest impact will most immediately be felt in the state of New York. The governor – a new person named Kathleen Courtney Hochul to replace the previous bad guy – is all behind the Biden order. In particular, she is imposing this on health-care workers. As many as 70,000 people will lose their jobs as health-care workers even as hospitals are complaining about staffing shortages. She has issued an executive order that contemplates forcing people who are enlisted in the National Guard to be deployed as scabs to replace the people who will be fired from their jobs. It’s hard to imagine how all of this will work. It comes very close to being a form of conscription in the health sector, replacing a voluntary system with a compulsory system. It’s not going to work out well for the patient.

The most shocking aspect of this is that it targets the very workers who put themselves on the line in the early days of the panic. The world cheered in the spring of 2020. New Yorkers stood outside their windows and sang songs as the staffing shifts took place. They banged pans in appreciation. Here were all kinds of nurses, technicians, and doctors who put themselves in harm’s way at a time when people were unsure of the risk profile of the disease itself. And they gained natural immunity through exposure. They know what that means because they are all trained in virology. They know that nothing beats acquired immunity via exposure. Especially with a coronavirus with a changing profile, a vaccine cannot compare. That is precisely what 100% of the studies have shown since that time. And yet here we have governments imposing the shot on people who took the risk, gained the immunities, and now refuse to take another and potentially more deadly risk from the vaccine that operates not like vaccines of old.

A correspondent writes as follows: “My wife is a triple board certified doctor in the Bronx. She worked at the hospital that had the highest Covid death rate in all of NYC. She went down hard w/Covid in April 2020 and missed two months of work. She recovered and went back. For 15 years she served the poor – underprivileged patients on welfare in the Bronx – none of them had private insurance. She resigned on Friday and I could not be more proud of her. She is not bowing to this tyranny. She tested her antibodies several times and they remain high. Please keep up this fight. Many many nurses took the vax against their will because they could not afford to miss a paycheck. These mandates must fail.”

[..] This is no longer about scientific confusion. This is starting to look like an old-fashioned political purge, whether justified by fake science or theology. It is happening at many levels of society. In Massachusetts, dozens of state troopers are resigning. Health care workers in North Carolina are resigning. It’s happening in Nebraska, California, and many other areas of the country, and hospitals and many other industries are worried. Even Navy Seals are being told that they won’t be deployed if they don’t get the jab. It is not lost on the Biden administration – this tactic seems to have been hatched in the summer – that this is harming their political enemies, not exclusively but predominantly. Apparently, no one really cares.

In academia, the problems are heating up. Todd Zywicki of George Mason University School of Law sued over the mandate – he proved that he had natural immunity – and won an individual concession from the school but the policy remained unchanged. He is just one person but there are thousands of others, most of whom are quiet about their plight. They don’t have lawyers. They are considering just giving in. They wonder what the point of resistance really is.

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Good. Simple. Read.

Clinical Outcomes of Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Prophylaxis and Treatment (Sage)

There is a pressing need for formulations and methods for COVID-19 alleviation that can be easily accessed and utilized by the public. That the alleviation should encompass prophylaxis and early-stage treatment is underscored by studies confirming spread of COVID-19 by asymptomatic/pre-symptomatic carriers; by widespread upsurges of new confirmed COVID-19 cases amid second-wave concerns; and by identification of ongoing mutations of the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus with diverse infectivity rates. We present a 20-week study of our clinical experience with a multi-component over-the-counter (OTC) “core formulation” regimen used in a multiply exposed, high risk population.


The OTC core supplementation formulations used include zinc and zinc ionophores; vitamins C, D3 and E; and l-lysine. Analysis of clinical outcome data from our sample of 113 subjects – comprised of roughly equal sized regimen-compliant (test) and non-compliant (control) groups meeting equivalent inclusion criteria of age and overall health, including prevalence of COVID-19 comorbidities – demonstrates a strong statistical significance in favor of use of the core formulations. The statistical analysis exhibits significance even with an assumption of a sub-15%, even as low as a sub-5%, post-exposure symptom-presentation rate.

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“..many variants have been detected that are more infectious and virulent than the original strain first reported in Wuhan..”

Really?

A New Covid Variant (B.1.1.523) Capable Of Escaping Immune Protections (Bose)

A new study published on bioRxiv* preprint server describes a new variant that possesses a novel combination of various concerning mutations at the spike region. These mutations have been reported to be shared among VoCs. The researchers of this study also revealed that the prevalence of this new variant has already been reported in many countries across the world. Scientists defined the pangolin lineage of this variant to be B.1.1.523 and it was originally recognized as a variant under monitoring on July 14, 2021. According to GISAID, a total of 533 cases of B.1.1.523 have been reported as of August 19, 2021. A number of cases of this variant have been reported in Russia and Germany. The prevalence of this variant has also been reported in the U.S. and Australia.

According to sequence-based surveillance data, the first cases concerning this variant were reported in February 2021. The frequency of this variant increased in May 2021 and its prevalence decreased by June 2021. Scientists have observed that this variant does not infect any specific age group. In the current study. The researchers explain that it has not been easy to identify the origin of this variant by knowing the pangolin lineage and some spike mutations. Using the genomic sequences, they constructed a phylogenetic tree which revealed that all the cases were similar, as they were in the same branch. This result indicated that the origin of this virus was likely in Russia and the first strain was reported in Moscow.

Two of the main reasons why scientists are concerned about this variant are the three amino acid deletions in the NTD antigenic supersite and the presence of the E484K mutation of the spike protein. The E484K mutation is also present in B.1.351 and P.1 variants, both of which are strongly associated with the reduced efficacy of vaccines. Researchers conducted multiple sequence alignment (MSA) with the amino acid sequence of VoC and the original SARS-CoV-2 strain. They found that three VoCs (Alpha, Beta, and Delta) have deletions in one of the regions of the NTD antigenic supersite. The deletion of B.1.1.523 was found to be similar to B.1.617.2 and also comprises the E484K mutation that is present in many VOC. The results of this study are in line with previous studies that reported the effect of spike mutations on the efficacy of monoclonal antibodies and convalescent plasma treatment.

The authors of this study have reported that the B.1.1.523 variant harbors a new combination of concerning spike mutations that are present in many currently circulating VoCs. Many of these mutations are concerning and are associated with the evasion of immune protection. This is critical, as these developments could challenge the effectiveness of available vaccines. More research is required to determine the transmissibility of this variant, which would assist in the development of preventive strategies to stop the further spread of this strain.

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Not one single word to suggest maybe the vaccines are the culprit. Not one. Blinders all around.

Guam’s Vaccination Success Story Turns Grim With Covid Surge (G.)

Outside Guam Memorial hospital, blue medical tents have sprung up to accomodate an overflow of Covid patients. The sight is bewildering for Guam residents. The island ran an incredibly successful vaccination campaign, with almost 90% of eligible people having received two doses, and even began offering jabs to tourists in an “Air VnV” – vacation and vaccination – scheme. But the tents have been installed to accommodate an overflow of Covid patients at the hospital as the territory grapples with a third wave of the virus, with daily deaths reaching the highest rates since March 2020. “We just have no space – we have Covid patients waiting outside,” Pauline Perez, a nurse at the hospital, said in a government-released video that appeals to the remaining vaccine stragglers to get their shots.

“We use the blue med tents for Covid-19 patients who are stable. They need to be checked up by doctors but they don’t need treatment.” Even before the onset of the pandemic, Guam’s healthcare system was fragile, but the surge in Covid cases triggered by the Delta variant has pushed it to the verge of collapsing. Last week, the government hospital paused its services for all elective surgeries in order to realign its limited resources. Guam has been seeing close to 300 cases some days in the last few weeks, reversing months of steady decline. It has recorded 14,705 cases – nine percent of Guam’s population of 160,000 – and 195 deaths. Covid test results in the past two months have shown an alarming rate of breakthrough cases of people who had been vaccinated, including 554 of the 1,765 positive cases in August.

Overall, breakthrough cases represent 31% of infections – the highest rate in the US, where most states have less than 1%. Breakthrough patients in Guam account for about 40% of hospital admissions. The Covid surge is perplexing for a territory with a vaccination rate close to 90%, ranking sixth in the US. To date, a total of 118,756 people – or 87.13% – of Guam’s eligible population (residents 12 years and older) are fully vaccinated. That includes 10,318 residents aged 12 to 17. The high rate of breakthrough cases has led to fear in the community. “One of my officemates received her results of swab test and she turned out positive,” said Dori Leomo, a resident of Tamuning. “I cried after I heard the news. It’s my first time to feel anxiety. The following day, all of us at work went to get our swab tests. Thank God I tested negative.”

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“The vaccine could be making people suffer more severe outcomes.”

Victoria Australia: 95% of Those Hospitalized are Vaccinated (CTH)

Pay close attention to what Victoria, Australia, Health Minister Martin Foley says at the 2:45 minute mark of his comments. Health Minister Foley announced 867 new COVID cases recorded yesterday. During the statistical outline Foley identifies 375 people as hospitalized, 81 people in intensive care and 61 people on a ventilator. Then comes the statistic everyone in government and media ignore. Amid the recorded cases “78% of the hospital cases are fully vaccinated, and 17% are partially vaccinated (1 dose)”…. That means 95% of the COVID patients in Victoria hospitals are vaccinated. 356 people out of 375 patients are vaccinated, yet 81 people are still in intensive care with 61 on a ventilator.

What good are the vaccinations if 78% of those occupying the hospital are fully vaccinated? Keep in mind, this tracks with what we have been saying about sample populations around the world in general. The percentage of people sick and hospitalized is directly equivalent to the percentage of people vaccinated in the population. If 50% of the population is vaccinated, 50% of the hospitalized patients will be vaccinated. The vaccine makes no difference. Victoria is reflecting this same issue, perhaps worse. 78% of the hospital patients are fully vaccinated, that’s actually a higher percentage than the population vaccinated as a whole. Meaning vaccinated people are arriving at the hospital in greater percentage than they represent in the population. The vaccine could be making people suffer more severe outcomes.

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Don’t think the FT realized how hilarious their headline is. You mean we have no vaccine? Don’t tell the FDA!

At least the article is free. Someone was wondering if there’s a link between vaccine test sites and outbreaks on that map.

How Close Is A Coronavirus Vaccine? (FT)

All the possible inoculations broadly follow the same logic. They deliver a protein into the body that imitates or contains a part of the coronavirus called the spike, and triggers the immune system to produce antibodies and virus-fighting cells to fend off the infection. There are dozens of possible ways to transmit immunising proteins into the body, and researchers around the world are trying different approaches. Three of the Chinese phase 3 candidates use an inactivated virus as their vector. In other words, Sars-Cov-2, which has been killed by heat or chemicals. In theory, it will elicit the correct immune response but without any of the severe health impacts of the live virus.

AstraZeneca, J&J, China’s CanSino and Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute all use an adenovirus — a common virus that causes coughs and fever — that acts like a cloaked horseman, carrying the immunising protein into battle. Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech are both developing RNA-based vaccines, which use specific parts of the Sars-Cov-2 virus’ genetic code to trigger the immune response. All of the phase 3 vaccine trials are what is called “event-based”, meaning the trial only ends when a certain number of people across the vaccinated group and the control group — which receives a placebo — have contracted the virus and shown symptoms. Moderna, for example, has set the number of these “positive events” at 151. It also means that the more prevalent the disease is in the population at the time of trial, the quicker it is to gather results.

[..] Given the growing chorus of experts warning it is likely the vaccine will confer only temporary immunity, the capacity to “boost” the immune response at a later date with another shot is important. “The assumption at the moment is that we’ll be shooting to get to a year’s immunity,” said Kate Bingham, chair of the UK government’s Vaccine Taskforce. Seven of the vaccine candidates in phase 3 are designed to be taken in two doses, to increase the chance they will trigger an effective immune response. Only J&J and CanSino are trialing single dose shots. “Even if you have a vaccine with a second dose, you may need to boost every year,” Ms Bingham said.

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The Intercept does Horse Paste 2.0. They should be sued out of existence. This is vile.

Network Of Right-wing Health Care Providers Makes Millions Off HCQ, IVM (IC)

A network of health care providers pocketed millions of dollars selling hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and online consultations, according to hacked data provided to The Intercept. The data show that vast sums of money are being extracted from people concerned about or suffering from Covid-19 but resistant to vaccinations or other recommendations of public health authorities. America’s Frontline Doctors, a right-wing group founded last year to promote pro-Trump doctors during the coronavirus pandemic, is working in tandem with a small network of health care companies to sow distrust in the Covid-19 vaccine, dupe tens of thousands of people into seeking ineffective treatments for the disease, and then sell consultations and millions of dollars’ worth of those medications. The data indicate patients spent at least $15 million — and potentially much more — on consultations and medications combined.

The Intercept has obtained hundreds of thousands of records from two companies, CadenceHealth.us and Ravkoo, revealing just how the lucrative operation works. America’s Frontline Doctors, or AFLDS, has been spreading highly politicized misinformation about Covid-19 since the summer of 2020 and refers its many followers to its telemedicine partner SpeakWithAnMD.com, which uses Cadence Health as a platform. People who sign up then pay $90 for a phone consultation with “AFLDS-trained physicians” who prescribe treatments such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin to prevent and treat Covid-19. The drugs are delivered by Ravkoo, a service that works with local pharmacies to ship drugs to patients’ doors. Of course, that’s if patients ever get the consultation; many customers told Time they never received the call after paying.

The data from the Cadence Health and Ravkoo sites was provided to The Intercept by an anonymous hacker who said the sites were “hilariously easy” to hack, despite promises of patient privacy. It was corroborated by comparing it to publicly available information. The Intercept is not publishing any individual patient data and has taken steps to secure the data. After The Intercept reached out, Cadence Health’s Roque Espinal-Valdez said he shut the platform down, not wanting any part in profiting off of Covid-19 “quackery.” America’s Frontline Doctors, which debuted in the summer of 2020, has close ties to a network of right-wing efforts to undermine public health during the pandemic, including the Tea Party Patriots. AFLDS’s founder, physician Simone Gold, was arrested and charged after the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

She and other doctors have appeared in widely shared videos arguing that the drugs hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin — which are primarily used to treat malaria in humans and parasitic worms in livestock, respectively — are effective treatments for Covid-19, despite warnings from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention against using them. The extremely partisan group also misleads people about Covid-19 vaccines, which they refer to as “experimental biological agents,” and against public health measures like vaccine mandates, masking, social distancing, and restrictions on businesses. In a video titled “The Truth About Covid-19 Vaccines,” which has received over 1.3 million views, Gold falsely argues that Covid-19 is not very deadly and that the vaccines are more dangerous than the virus itself. Over 690,000 Americans so far have died from the virus, and unvaccinated people now make up 99 percent of recent Covid-19 deaths.

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“United is the only one of the top four U.S. airlines to fire employees who do not comply with a vaccine requirement.”

United Airlines To Lay Off 600 Workers Who Refused To Get Vaccinated (Hill)

United Airlines will begin the process of laying off roughly 600 employees — less than 1 percent of its workforce — who refused to comply with the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, it announced Tuesday. The Chicago-based airline said that 99 percent of its workforce provided proof of vaccination prior to a Monday deadline. United will move to fire those who did not seek an exemption or provide proof of vaccination, but the carrier will give them one more chance to comply with the mandate during the separation process. “This was an incredibly difficult decision but keeping our team safe has always been our first priority,” United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby and President Brett Hart wrote in a memo to employees Tuesday.

The percentage of vaccinated United employees excludes the less than 3 percent of the company’s 67,000 employees who sought a religious or medical exemption. Six United employees filed a lawsuit against the airline last week over its policy to put exempt employees on unpaid leave. United told reporters Tuesday that the company has seen an uptick in applicants after announcing the vaccine requirement from individuals who want to work in a safe environment. “Our rationale for requiring the vaccine for all United’s U.S.-based employees was simple — to keep our people safe — and the truth is this: everyone is safer when everyone is vaccinated, and vaccine requirements work,” the United executives wrote to employees Tuesday.

United is the only one of the top four U.S. airlines to fire employees who do not comply with a vaccine requirement. Delta Air Lines will enact a $200 monthly surcharge on unvaccinated employees, while American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are only encouraging employees to get the shot.

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Second eloquent NBA player in a week. The other one below.

Liberal COVID Discourse is Devoid of Science (Greenwald)

The attempt to equate being unvaccinated with stupidity and ignorance suffered a massive blow on Wednesday night when NBA star Jonathan Isaac was asked why he was hesitant to take the vaccine. Like many unions, the NBA’s player union has refused a vaccine mandate, and Isaac, the 23-year-old player with the Orlando Magic who previously had and recovered from COVID, gave a stunningly compelling, informed, well-reasoned and thoughtful exposition on his rationale for not wanting the vaccine. Isaac also defended the right of individuals to make their own choice. One need not agree with his ultimate conclusion on the vaccine to see how groundless (and obnoxious) it is to claim that anyone who chooses not to take the vaccine — like him — is stupid, ignorant and primitive. I really encourage everyone to watch his two-minute master class in demonstrating why such a choice can, depending on one’s circumstances, be perfectly rational:

Is there anyone who can argue with a straight face that Isaac sounds stupid, ignorant or evil? One can cogently dispute the wisdom of his conclusion: while it is true that most people who recover from COVID (as he did) enjoy “natural immunity” in the form of antibodies — indeed, one major study found that “the natural immune protection that develops after a SARS-CoV-2 infection offers considerably more of a shield against the Delta variant of the pandemic coronavirus than two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine” — some studies conclude that immunity is stronger still with the vaccine.


Nonetheless, Issac is indisputably right that the risk of dying or becoming seriously ill from COVID is extremely low for someone like him: early 20s, healthy and with natural immunity. In fact, during the entire course of the pandemic, the total number of people aged 15-24 (Isaac’s age group) who have died of COVID — in a country of 330 million people — is 1,372: fewer than the number in that age group who have died of non-COVID pneumonia. Add onto that Isaac’s physical fitness and the fact that he already had COVID once, and it is clear that his risk from contracting the virus is vanishingly small.

Bradley Beal

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Forget about winning a war with these guys.

Pandemic A Unique Opportunity To Test Propaganda On Canadians (NP)

Canadian military leaders saw the pandemic as a unique opportunity to test out propaganda techniques on an unsuspecting public, a newly released Canadian Forces report concludes. The federal government never asked for the so-called information operations campaign, nor did cabinet authorize the initiative developed during the COVID-19 pandemic by the Canadian Joint Operations Command, then headed by Lt.-Gen. Mike Rouleau. But military commanders believed they didn’t need to get approval from higher authorities to develop and proceed with their plan, retired Maj.-Gen. Daniel Gosselin, who was brought in to investigate the scheme, concluded in his report.

The propaganda plan was developed and put in place in April 2020 even though the Canadian Forces had already acknowledged that “information operations and targeting policies and doctrines are aimed at adversaries and have a limited application in a domestic concept.” A copy of the Dec. 2, 2020, Gosselin investigation, as well as other related documents, was obtained by this newspaper using the Access to Information law. The plan devised by the Canadian Joint Operations Command, also known as CJOC, relied on propaganda techniques similar to those employed during the Afghanistan war. The campaign called for “shaping” and “exploiting” information. CJOC claimed the information operations scheme was needed to head off civil disobedience by Canadians during the coronavirus pandemic and to bolster government messages about the pandemic.

A separate initiative, not linked to the CJOC plan, but overseen by Canadian Forces intelligence officers, culled information from public social media accounts in Ontario. Data was also compiled on peaceful Black Lives Matter gatherings and BLM leaders. Senior military officers claimed that information was needed to ensure the success of Operation Laser, the Canadian Forces mission to help out in long-term care homes hit by COVID-19 and to aid in the distribution of vaccines in some northern communities. BLM organizers have questioned why military officials gathered information on their initiative, pointing out they followed pandemic rules and did not hold any gatherings outside LTC homes.

Then chief of the defence Staff Gen. Jon Vance shut down the CJOC propaganda initiative after a number of his advisers questioned the legality and ethics behind the plan. Vance then brought in Gosselin to examine how CJOC was able to develop and launch the propaganda operation without approval. Gosselin’s investigation discovered the plan wasn’t simply the idea of “passionate” military propaganda specialists, but support for the use of such information operations was “clearly a mindset that permeated the thinking at many levels of CJOC.” Those in the command saw the pandemic as a “unique opportunity” to test out such techniques on Canadians.

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Replace Parliament with “public consultation” if that gets you better odds.

British Gov’t Trying to Bypass Parliament to Implement Vaccine Passports (SN)

The British government has been accused of trying to bypass Parliament in an effort to implement vaccine passports via the backdoor, with the scheme under review AGAIN despite assurances it wasn’t being considered. As we highlighted earlier this month, just a day after health secretary Sajid Javid asserted that the system had been scrapped, the government announced that vaccine passports would form an ‘integral’ part of its winter response to COVID if cases and hospitalizations rose. Under the government’s ‘Plan B’, vaccine passports will form a “first-line defence” against a winter wave of COVID, despite their widespread use in Israel having proven to have zero impact on minimizing COVID cases.

Aware that it may struggle to get a vaccine passport system through a Parliamentary vote, the government is now launching a ‘public consultation’ in an attempt to enlist support for the scheme. “The plans seemed to have been put on the backburner but on Monday night the Government launched a consultation, asking the public for views on the use of vaccine passports this autumn and winter if Covid-19 cases threaten to overwhelm the NHS,” reports the Telegraph. “The Plan B proposals also open the door to the number of venues being widened beyond nightclubs, music venues, outdoor festivals, concerts and sports events.”

With the government refusing to commit to a vote, many respondents saw the move as the start of an effort to sidestep Parliament. The utter stupidity of the scheme is proven by the fact that it will eliminate the option to provide a negative test to enter any of the venues. In other words, proving that you don’t have the virus won’t be good enough to gain entry, but proving you’ve complied and taken a vaccine with dodgy efficacy that means you could still be carrying the virus anyway will be good enough to gain entry.

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Confusing piece.

You Can’t Be Fat And Fit (DM)

It is not possible to be fat and fit at the same time, French experts have concluded. A study of 3million people found even volunteers who were obese but ‘metabolically healthy’ still had a much higher chance of suffering heart problems. Obese people with normal blood pressure and who were not diabetic were still at a 34 per cent increased risk of heart failure and a similar risk of an irregular heart beat. Lead author Dr Laurent Fauchier, a cardiologist at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Trousseau, said the idea that people can be ‘fat but fit’ was ‘simply untrue’. Last week, an American study found that people simply need to focus on exercise rather than dieting to live longer. The latest French research was presented to the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. It looked at the medical records of around 2.9 million adults, of whom about one in 10 were obese.

All participants had been admitted to French hospitals in 2013 and had not had any major cardiovascular issues in the past, including a heart attack or stroke. They were monitored for five years. Dr Fauchier said: ‘This new and best available evidence tells us that on a population level, the idea that large numbers of people can be obese but metabolically healthy is simply untrue.’ The cardiologist refutes the controversial claim made by Arizona and Virginia researchers last week that people can be fat and fit. American researchers who reviewed existing studies said that when it came to trying to get healthy and cutting the risk of dying early, increasing exercise and improving fitness was more effective than shedding flab. Numerous studies have shown how people around the world have been trying to lose weight over the past 40 years, and yet obesity has continued to rise.

The researchers said that adopting what they called a ‘weight-neutral approach’ did not mean weight loss should be ‘categorically discouraged’. They added: ‘But shifting the focus away from weight loss as the primary goal and instead focusing on increasing physical activity to improve cardio-respiratory fitness may be prudent for treating obesity-related health conditions.’ Their claims appear to contradict a study published this summer by Glasgow University researchers who tracked 381,263 adults over 11 years. They concluded it was not possible to be fat but fit – a misleading phrase that doctors should stop using. Those who were ‘metabolically healthy’ but obese were 22 per cent more likely to die than those of a normal weight. They were also 18 per cent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, 76 per cent more likely to develop heart failure and four times more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes.

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“I’m signing an executive order to prohibit state agencies that report to me, from aiding or abetting in any way what the federal government is doing right now. We’re not gonna be a party to this lawlessness.”

Florida AG Files Lawsuit Against Biden Admin for Not Protecting Border (TC)

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Tuesday for not adequately protecting the southern border. The suit alleges that the administration’s catch-and-release policy is a violation of federal immigration law. Moody argues in the suit that the immigration policy hurts Florida because the illegal migrants travel to the state and cost taxpayers millions of dollars. “I don’t care if it is extreme incompetence, if it is radical liberal policy agenda, no one, let me repeat that, no one is above the law,” Moody argued. “We are seeing dramatic effects at our border. It is an unmitigated crisis based on this president’s refusal to follow federal law.”


In addition to filing the lawsuit, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the “Biden Border Crisis Executive Order” prohibiting state agencies from working with the Biden administration at the border until his policies change. “I’m signing an executive order to prohibit state agencies that report to me, from aiding or abetting in any way what the federal government is doing right now. We’re not gonna be a party to this lawlessness. We haven’t, to my knowledge, but we’re letting the marker down, know this is an absolute red line. We’re not gonna do it,” said DeSantis during a press conference about the lawsuit and the order. Moody also spoke at the press conference, saying that “criminal cartels are having a field day. I can assure you, their profits are skyrocketing.” “Had the government, the federal government, just done its job this would not have happened. They would not have been in that situation,” DeSantis added.

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    Salvador Dali Galatea of the Spheres 1952   • The Purges Have Begun (Tucker) • Clinical Outcomes of Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Prophylaxis and Tre
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle September 29 2021]

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    Germ
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    In this exclusive interview with leading viral immunologist and vaccinologist Dr. Byram Bridle, we discuss his concerns surrounding COVID-19 vaccines and his experiences as a leading researcher fighting against scientific and medical censorship.

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    V. Arnold
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    Germ:
    Must see!!!!!!!!!!

    https://beforeitsnews.com/health/2021/09/deadly-metal-toxins-found-in-covid-vaccines-3041872.html?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com&utm_campaign=dbr

    Amazing discussion of the vaccines by 3 German doctors; including slides, video, and detailed explanations of the slides from electron microscopes of vaccines and their results…

    #88742
    V. Arnold
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    Salvador Dali Galatea of the Spheres 1952

    Wonderful Dali…a pleasure on many levels…

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    Veracious Poet
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    Everything has become so ugly, stupid ~ Utterly devoid of the innate, rational humane spirit that the Infinite inserted into each & every one of us when we were created.

    There is nothing more to say, time to prepare for the descent into hell on earth…

    For anyone reading this, that voted against the underpinnings of western civilization, I hope you realize now the error of your ways & decide to stop being part of the problem.

    I’m so busy trying to help kitties & pups abandoned by their families, as well as counseling/aiding others doing the same, that I don’t even have time to reflect on the fact that life as I knew it is over…

    The psychopaths have won, the innocent will be destroyed.

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    V. Arnold
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    Veracious Poet
    The psychopaths have won, the innocent will be destroyed.

    My my, such hyperbole…
    They have not won (The psychopaths); and I see this slowly, gaining traction as more and more information gets out to “us” the masses…
    We’re not out/done until we’re dead!…………..and maybe not even then………….

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    upstateNYer
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    Up vote for V Arnold. 🙂

    Besides, isn’t there some book that lots of people read that says something about the meek inheriting the earth?

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    V. Arnold
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    upstateNYer

    Thanks for your ongoing support…
    …all we can do is to keep on trucking…………..

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    Dr. D
    Participant

    “JPMorgan Concludes That Delta Variant Was “Less Infectious Than Feared’”

    Oh. So once again you were LYING. And was simple to test and tell. And you knowingly did it anyway. Right.

    Don’t even know what I’m looking at today. The lies are so thick it’s impossible to parody them, reveal them. Things like we vaccinate to protect the vaccinated from the vaccinated, so they can be vaccinated, and become unprotected too, go on without a hitch. Without a breath. Because they really mean: do what you’re told. You’re either Us, or Them, and we kill every Them on sight.

    British is a great example: “The British government has been accused of trying to bypass Parliament” I’m sorry, who are these “government” people? The British Government is supposed to BE Parliament. That is, laws from Parliament, as similar to our system. Joe – or Jen really, Psaki – says they don’t expect the mandates to be legal either. But they do them anyway. NYC is shut down…but they do them anyway. CDC is advisory, not-legal, but they do them anyway. USSC stops them in the courts…but they do them anyway, issuing a “New” DACA, a “new” rule, identical to the old rule. As they please, natural immunity legally clears…but has no effect on legal precedent, ‘cause I said so. This is illegal, nobody cares.

    Well, can’t say I’m surprised. We knew the courts were nearly the most rotten of the whole bunch, completely capricious, and ignorant too.

    So who are “These guys”, that is the “Government”, if not Parliament, the peoples’ representatives? A: The standing bureaucracy. The light end of the Derp State, the minions of nothing, the suck-up army. The more-equal-than-others. Sports stars and movie stars, the backup drummer for Insane Clown Posse have a pass, no vaccine in NY. 70% of black people can’t eat. …Better pick up an instrument, become a song-and-dance man, get those tap shoes and pick some cotton Unka Remus, Mr. Baskett. Met Gala are more equal than others. All UN meetings, EU parties on the shore, CO2 private jets, no masks, more equal than others. All Australia, once in government, more equal than others, 5-star dinners on private estates. That is US, the Party members, in palatial Dachas on the Black Sea, shopping in Zurich while you’re in the Ukrainian coal mines, sucking dust.

    Great applause all around, because THEY, the PMC, the View, the rock stars, think they’re “special” “important”, part of Uncle Joe’s secret circle! They are not, and hilariously, The View was tackled and hauled out while on camera for having Covid while being fully vaccinated. Again. Why do that when I can be tackled and hauled out for free? Nikki Minaj knows. She barely whispered and is being as openly erased as Zhao Wei, or Kanye West. Not that she didn’t know. Or cared.

    Assange: note the writer of the “Bombshell” report (walls are closing in) was the most falsest, whore-est, reporter of the whole RussiaGate fabrication. But we believe him now? What’s he up to? Who’s telling him to print this? Why, and why now? Makes me think they’re trying to get ahead of something, and it’s so bad his CIA handlers are willing to drop this very large limited hangout in order to salt a lie that must therefore be quite large and egregious. Some bets are: for Pompeo, reported at the center. Really? When Assange is the key to shattering RussiaGate, freeing Trump, and discrediting the entire Democratic Party by name, perhaps for a generation? And Pompeo wants to kill this man who is the key to fix everything? Says the largest media liar after Luke Harding. Uh-huh.

    There’s something there alright. Does that mean the CIA/CCP expects Julian to come in front of a court with sworn testimony soon? Why and how?

    As expected, debt ceiling is NOT that easy. Why? Why now? Yellen says bankrupt by Oct 15. How possible if things are as they seem, DNC is all-in, all-power? The progressives have demanded terms at last, for once, but it’s not like this was unknown, nor that the concession can’t be made to them. Yet no. Why?

    Following the excellent article, I realized the scam was to shut down the economy to save the debt collapse/hyperinflation (note both will happen: deflation and inflation), but I didn’t realize the full width and extent. Yes, like ’01, the collapse happened, the “event” that “caused” it…wait for it…happened AFTER. NASDAQ was already dead, all banks failing when “Then a Miracle happened” and $15 Trillion of WoT spending…plus hypothecating Iraqi oil we didn’t get, and stealing Libya’s, Ukraine’s gold ultimately, held off the debt with more collateral.

    Same here. Powell and the banks held off hyperinflation with purposeful, massive DEflation, by shattering demand and driving all the people into poverty and desperation while Bezos made a Trillion? Who can count? And Powell insider traded it all?

    The demand for credit is the demand for money. Say it with me now. At the end of the fantasy of debt-based money, the banks can create infinite — yes, really, 0% rates and no reserve requirements — and STILL can’t find any people to take a loan and therefore keep up with the compounding interest. Aha: BUT, Powell can golf with BlackRock, and TELL him to borrow $200B/year, $200B/mo, $200B/day, hour, minute…to buy something, anything, every U.S. house, I don’t’ care. And it has to be BlackRock because, well, A) they’re our friends and side, but B) the money cannot be allowed to reach the people EVER. Never ever ever. Or hyperinflation, Poof! The End.

    And so they have. And we’re months after that, still compounding. 10-Year is rising again, pretty fast. Don’t you just have to give up and pick a day to end it all, like it or not? Or are you going to move the Fed into $3 Trillion every night and $2,000 Billion a month?

    So that’s what I see with the debt ceiling. More weasels, more writhing around like the snakes they are. But no WWIII either, no Covid really, no excuse for the collapse but THEM. The Fed, Wall St, the DNC. The U.S., London, the Anglos.

    How about this: China doesn’t bail Evergrande, but revalues gold to $10,000, enriching Russia. The “London Market Pool” of LBMA (+Comex, already a transparent scam of not-delivery for years, even a decade) collapses like it or not, and the Anglos are exposed as the cheats and frauds they are. The U.S. debt doesn’t “default” because like Greece not paying Europe, they simply lie, cheat, steal, deny, and redefine “default.” Yet the market cracks for non-confidence, and the Federales are mortally wounded. Devolving as they’re broke. And can’t do anything, pay anyone, or accomplish anything. See: https://libertarianinstitute.org/articles/he-thought-i-was-an-undercover-fed/

    Laughingstocks. That they are. Keystone Kops. Liars, frauds, blackmailers, fabricators. Political agents.

    It only takes 15 days to find out. Oh and expect hardcore BTC crash with the Dow if so. THEN the bounceback to $250K and paper currency to be incredible demand as your ATM goes threat level: Cyprus.

    #88748
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Following yesterday, Devolution, war plans are too much to describe. Suppose China was in D.C., L.A., S.F., and were laying claim on the nation. Does it make sense to have one Gen Geo in Nebraska, with one Comsat in one tent? No. He would become Goldberg. Devolution is dispersing the systems. Logistics go to Dakota, Communications go to Georgia. In fact, all 20 splits would have their own full military structure, although some have regional specialties. That way, should China wipe out, conquer all Florida, for instance, the Resistance continues, essentially to the last man who has that terrible “Idea” that ALL Men are born free and equal, kings of themselves, their actions, and their own consequences.

    In this way, the “continuity of government” cannot end, cannot be stopped BECAUSE the government of the U.S. is not a President, General, or Governor, not an Imam or Pastor, but an IDEA. Also because it creates its own way, whatever response an illegitimate government has to it – illegitimate in being not “American”, illegitimate in being contrary to the principles of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights – that captured government will inspire its own resistance and its own downfall wherever it goes and whatever it does. As indeed we see today.

    However a government who is NOT for the people, DOES have to do all these things, and more; to run a relentless propaganda campaign of raw force and lies. Which requires ever-more energy, thus ever-more waste and extraction making ever-more resistance.

    It also does not matter what form it takes. It can be a farmer or a shopkeeper, a blogger, a Sheriff or a Governor or a General. They can appear and disappear, change form, change focus endlessly. They can exist, retired, be replaced. For the most part, no one can be captured because they each know nothing about the larger plan. The “Plan” is America, the Idea of self-reliance, self-determination, and limited government.

    And more importantly, as civilizations, massive timescales go, once the pendulum has moved to ultimate “centralization” and “infrastructure” it begins its turn to “decentralization” to “locality” and “self-reliance.” Which seems to be the force we are aligned with, and where we are all going now.

    If, as one man or the other says, “We have global warming!” “We have global cooling!” “Solar flares!” “We have incoming comets and space stretching us!” “Debt collapse!” it doesn’t matter. All of them are Devolution, decentralization events. All of them say, “Prepare.” All say, “Self-sufficiency.” All say “You’re on your own, the Federal level can’t help you” anymore than it helped in Sandy or Katrina. Or helped the ‘08 MERS foreclosures. On the other side, all centralization can only be held against this tide and these events. Against weather. Against discrediting. Against resistance. Against finance. Against collapse. Against tradition in fact, and the will and spirit of the people. It would take a miracle indeed for them to survive at all.

    Or us, if they keep helping. But nevertheless, we’ll survive and they won’t. Or rather we both will, to some extent and proportion. But decentralizing is our win and their disbandment, their loss, and we’re going there.

    Unfortunately, you have to “Stay Alive” to get there and enjoy it. Don’t be the first guy killed in the war-on-us. Or the last. Go home and plow your garden like Cincinnatus. That’s winning in the new cycle.

    #88749
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Haven’t watched this yet, didn’t want to view something like this right before going to bed. But Chris Martenson put out a full-on alert on his website, and he doesn’t do that very often. I’m assuming this video pertains to that alert.

    #88750
    Germ
    Participant

    Proof the jabs are worthless!
    Must read!! 🙂

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=243729

    #88751
    Germ
    Participant

    USA! USA! USA!

    #88752

    Trying to update the Spartacus article, but my server won’t let me. Wanted to link to the original PDF file, that is also on my server 😉

    https://theautomaticearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/COVID-19TheSpartacusLetter.pdf

    #88753
    zerosum
    Participant

    A peek at TAE from me with an opinion

    Good Catch
    • Clinical Outcomes of Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Prophylaxis and Treatment (Sage)
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2515690X211026193
    ” …. supplementation that enhances the immune response can prove a useful adjunct to vaccination, antibody infusion and prescribed medications, and may be useful for addressing possible viral mutations ….”

    “In addition to study formulation components,
    ( One dose daily of the full core formulation regimen, containing:
    25 mg zinc;
    1000 mg vitamin C;
    1000 IU (25 μg) vitamin D3;)
    we recommended to participants healthy lifestyle and diet modifications, as well as exercise. (While such recommendations are regular features of our practice, the pandemic underscored their need and added urgency to the recommendations.) The exercises were directed to relaxation and core body strengthening and, especially in light of the respiratory aspects of COVID-19, to maintenance and enhancement of pulmonary health and function.”

    ———
    Good Catch on breakthough
    (Do a search for “breakthrough covid cases” to find the hidden truth)

    • Guam’s Vaccination Success Story Turns Grim With Covid Surge (G.)
    ( breakthrough definition: The vaccine did not work)
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/29/guams-vaccination-success-story-turns-grim-with-covid-surge
    ” …The island ran an incredibly successful vaccination campaign, with almost 90% of eligible people having received two doses…. breakthrough cases represent 31% of infections – the highest rate in the US, where most states have less than 1%. Breakthrough patients in Guam account for about 40% of hospital admissions.”
    ———
    What does CDC say?
    Don’t worry. The numbers are too small. Breakthrough affect mainly old people.

    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/health-departments/breakthrough-cases.html

    Hospitalized or fatal COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases reported to CDC as of September 20, 2021

    As of September 20, 2021, more than 181 million people in the United States had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    During the same time, CDC received reports from 50 U.S. states and territories of 19,136 patients with COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infection who were hospitalized or died.
    People aged ≥65 years Death 3,882 (86%) Hospitalized, non-fatal* 10,136 (69%)

    Previous data on all vaccine breakthrough cases reported to CDC from January–April 2021 are available.

    (Cover your ass clause)
    The findings in this report are subject to at least two limitations. First, the number of reported COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases is likely a substantial undercount of all SARS-CoV-2 infections among fully vaccinated persons. The national surveillance system relies on passive and voluntary reporting, and data might not be complete or representative. Many persons with vaccine breakthrough infections, especially those who are asymptomatic or who experience mild illness, might not seek testing. Second, SARS-CoV-2 sequence data are available for only a small proportion of the reported cases.
    Beginning May 1, 2021, CDC transitioned from monitoring all reported COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections to investigating only those among patients who are hospitalized or die, thereby focusing on the cases of highest clinical and public health significance. CDC will continue to lead studies in multiple U.S. sites to evaluate vaccine effectiveness and collect information on all COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections regardless of clinical status.

    —————
    Avoiding the truth: Covid-19 and being fat
    • You Can’t Be Fat And Fit (DM)
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10036365/You-fat-fit-Study-3m-people-finds.html
    “The latest French research was presented to the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

    It looked at the medical records of around 2.9million adults, of whom about one in 10 were obese.

    All participants had been admitted to French hospitals in 2013 and had not had any major cardiovascular issues in the past, including a heart attack or stroke. They were monitored for five years. “
    ———-

    #88754
    zerosum
    Participant

    This is how its done.
    Military explanation of the Afghan war exit.
    The default response, (even from children), when something goes wrong, or when accused.
    1. It’s not my fault
    2. I didn’t do it
    3. You made me do it.
    4. It’s your fault
    5. Not me, He did it

    #88755
    zerosum
    Participant

    Covid-19 is hiding many things from the masse of the people.
    If the media doesn’t report it, does it exist?

    United Nations Hosts First-ever #YouthLead Innovation Festival to Highlight Revolutionary Youth-led Solutions for the Global Goals

    https://www.un.org/youthenvoy/2021/08/united-nations-hosts-first-ever-youthlead-innovation-festival-to-highlight-revolutionary-youth-led-solutions-for-the-global-goals/
    “The event brought together young innovators and solution-makers together with United Nations offices, policymakers and industry leaders for timely conversations on shaping a solutions-oriented future. Multi-stakeholder sessions focused on six key thematic areas: health and wellbeing; climate action and biodiversity; economic empowerment and employment; digital technology; food security; and education. “

    #88756
    sumac.carol
    Participant

    Unions of Canada’s federal police force and of Toronto’s police force are coming out against vaccine mandates that have been rolled out for their members. This is an important place for resistance – practically and for its setting of an example.
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-union-mandatory-vaccination-1.6190803

    Toronto Police Association comes out against mandatory vaccinations

    #88757
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Anybody here remember a month or so ago i posted an article that suggested J Powell would be gonzo and Yellen would be brought back in? Hmmm insider trading of Fed heads, they resign, smells alot like cuomo #Metoo problems. When does J Powell go back in front of the senate for a new term?

    #88759
    John Day
    Participant

    Self Help is up. Lots comes from here, and I’ll try not to re-post, except when I do re-post, making some kind of point, perhaps. https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/09/self-help.html

    ​COVID-19 mortality risk correlates inversely with vitamin D3 status, and a mortality rate close to zero could theoretically be achieved at 50 ng/ml 25(OH)D3: Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Conclusions The two datasets provide strong evidence that low D3 is a predictor rather than a side effect of the infection. Despite ongoing vaccinations, we recommend raising serum 25(OH)D levels to above 50 ng/ml to prevent or mitigate new outbreaks due to escape mutations or decreasing antibody activity.
    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.22.21263977v1

    ​A “pangolin lineage” SARS-CoV-2 variant, with multiple vaccine-escape mutations popped up in Moscow early this year. It’s hard to tell how that might have happened. No link between distant pangolins and the circulating virus has been found. It’s getting around pretty well in the world. I wonder where it came from.​
    A new SARS-CoV-2 variant (B.1.1.523) capable of escaping immune protections
    ​ ​The authors of this study have reported that the B.1.1.523 variant harbors a new combination of concerning spike mutations that are present in many currently circulating VoCs. Many of these mutations are concerning and are associated with the evasion of immune protection. This is critical, as these developments could challenge the effectiveness of available vaccines
    https://www.news-medical.net/amp/news/20210927/A-new-SARS-CoV-2-variant-(B11523)-capable-of-escaping-immune-protections.aspx

    #88760
    John Day
    Participant

    “Oh Canada…”
    ​ ​Canadian military leaders saw the pandemic as a unique opportunity to test out propaganda techniques on an unsuspecting public, a newly released Canadian Forces report concludes. The federal government never asked for the so-called information operations campaign, nor did cabinet authorize the initiative developed during the COVID-19 pandemic by the Canadian Joint Operations Command, then headed by Lt.-Gen. Mike Rouleau. But military commanders believed they didn’t need to get approval from higher authorities to develop and proceed with their plan, retired Maj.-Gen. Daniel Gosselin, who was brought in to investigate the scheme, concluded in his report.
    https://nationalpost.com/news/national/defence-watch/military-leaders-saw-pandemic-as-unique-opportunity-to-test-propaganda-techniques-on-canadians-forces-report-says/

    Victoria, Australia: ​Health Minister Foley announced 867 new COVID cases recorded yesterday. During the statistical outline Foley identifies 375 people as hospitalized, 81 people in intensive care and 61 people on a ventilator. Then comes the statistic everyone in government and media ignore. Amid the recorded cases “78% of the hospital cases are fully vaccinated, and 17% are partially vaccinated (1 dose)”….
    That means 95% of the COVID patients in Victoria hospitals are vaccinated.
    356 people out of 375 patients are vaccinated, yet 81 people are still in intensive care with 61 on a ventilator…
    78% of the hospital patients are fully vaccinated, that’s actually a higher percentage than the population vaccinated as a whole.

    Truth Being Ignored – Victoria Australia Records 867 New COVID Cases, 375 in Hospital and 95% of Those Hospitalized are Vaccinated

    #88761
    John Day
    Participant

    Biden’s Vax Mandate To Be Enforced By Fining Companies $70,000 To $700,000?​ Wait, did I vote for THAT?
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/bidens-vax-mandate-be-enforced-fining-companies-70000-700000

    Democrats provide much higher vaccine efficacy estimates than Republicans (88% vs. 50%), and unvaccinated Republicans have a median vaccine efficacy of 0%, compared with 73% for vaccinated Republicans.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/us-adults-estimates-covid-hospitalization-risk-depends-party-vaccination-status-gallup

    Only 45% of respondents said they trust the president to provide accurate information about the virus, down from 58% in January. The result of this poll is exemplified in Biden’s outlandish comment on Monday about pre-pandemic life can only return if 97% of Americans are vaccinated.
    Compared with rating earlier this year, Biden is losing trust among Democrats (an 11-percentage point decline to 81% trust a great deal or fair amount) and Republicans (a 10-point drop to 11%). He has experienced the most significant decline in confidence among independents (a 17-point decline to 42%).
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/americans-trust-president-biden-provide-accurate-covid-info-tumbles

    ​Lt. Colonel Theresa Long MD, and Air Force Flight surgeon​ files a Military Whistleblower affidavit seeking a court injunction, on the basis of the fact, presented in evidence, that current COVID-19 vaccines produce heart damage in pilots and flight crews, and that all of those vaccinated need to be grounded until medical studies can be carried out, at least MRI, because the majority of myocarditis and lesser damage is not overtly symptomatic. The pilots and crew members that have died within 2 days of vaccination, so far, did not die flying.
    This is a courageous and principled stand, and the end of her military career, no matter what the court may ultimately find.

    AFFIDAVIT OF LTC. THERESA LONG M.D. IN SUPPORT OF A MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER

    #88762
    John Day
    Participant

    The Great Game Moves On (The western goal is now to contain China, to allow island nations to maintain independence from China.)
    Following NATO’s defeat in the heart of Asia, and with Afghanistan now under the Taliban’s rule, the Chinese/Russian axis now controls the Asian continental mass. Asian nations not directly related to its joint hegemony (not being members, associates, or dialog partners of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) are increasingly dependent upon it for trade and technology. Sub-Saharan Africa is in its sphere of influence. The reality for America is that the total population in or associated with the SCO is 57% of the world population. And America’s grip on its European allies is slipping.
    NATO itself has become less relevant, with Turkey drawn towards the rival Asian axis, and its EU members are compromised through trading and energy links with Russia and China. Furthermore, France is pushing the EU towards establishing its own army independent of US-led NATO — quite what its role will be, other than political puffery for France is a mystery.
    It is against this background that three of the Five Eyes intelligence partnership have formed AUKUS – standing for Australia, UK, and US — and its first agreement is to give Australia a nuclear submarine capability to strengthen the partnership’s naval power in the Pacific. Other capabilities, chiefly aimed at containing the Chinese threat to Taiwan and other allies in the Pacific Ocean, will surely emerge in due course. The other two Five Eyes, Canada and New Zealand, appear to be less keen to confront China…
    But gathering intelligence and building naval power in the Pacific won’t defeat the Chinese. All simulations show that the US, with or without AUKUS, cannot win a military conflict against China. But AUKUS is not a formal model on NATO lines which commits its members by treaty to aggression against a common enemy. While Taiwan remains a specific problem, the objective is almost certainly to discourage China from territorial expansion and protect and give other Pacific nations on the Asian periphery the security to be independent from the SCO behemoth.​..
    …​While the US may not like it, if RCEP goes ahead, freer trade will almost certainly undermine a belligerent stance in due course. Despite hiccups, the progression of trade dealing in the Pacific region promises to prove Mackinder right about the prospect of a more balanced world. All being well and guaranteed by a balance of naval capabilities between AUKUS and China, a free-trading Pacific region will render the European and American trade protectionist policies an anachronism.​..
    …​Having failed in their land-based military objectives, America’s undeclared tariff and financial wars against China are also coming to an end, to be replaced by a policy of maritime containment through the AUKUS partnership. Attempts to stem strategic losses in Asia have now ended with the withdrawal from Afghanistan and from other interventions. ​
    ​ The change in geopolitical policy is not yet widely appreciated. But the parlous state of US finances, dollar market bubbles, persistent and increasing price inflation and the inevitability of interest rate increases will make a policy backstop of maritime containment the only geostrategic option left to America.
    https://www.goldmoney.com/research/goldmoney-insights/the-great-game-moves-on

    John Ward has some insights. China is the largest coal user in the world, by far. China is the largest coal producer, but has low reserves. Chinese imports of American coal (at low import duty) just increased ninefold, after Australian coal imports were halted for a trade dispute.
    China is having rolling blackouts from lack of coal-power recently, and expects them to last, “new normal”. Coal choke-hold?​
    & NOW, HERE IS SOME NEWS

    At least 20 Chinese provinces and regions making up more than 66% of the country’s GDP have announced some form of power cuts. Guangdong province, the southern industrial hub, is cutting ~10% of its peak power demand.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/china-provincial-governor-pleas-more-coal-imports-resolve-power-crunch

    #88763
    John Day
    Participant

    P​epe Escobar, A New World Order Takes Shape, Part 2 – Eurasian Consolidation Ends The US Unipolar Moment
    ​ ​With very little potential to contain China now that it’s been all but expelled from the Eurasia heartland, the fallback position had to be a classic maritime power play: the “free and open Indo-Pacific”, complete with Quad and AUKUS, the whole set up spun to death as an “effort” attempting to preserve dwindling American supremacy.​..​
    ​ ​The Global South is not impressed. Addressing the forum in Dushanbe, President Putin remarked that the portfolio of nations knocking on the SCO’s door was huge, and that was not surprising at all. Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are now SCO dialogue partners, on the same level with Afghanistan and Turkey. It’s quite feasible they may be joined next year by Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Serbia and a cast of dozens.​..
    It’s no wonder the process irks the Empire immensely, because Greater Eurasia, led by Russia-China, is a mortal attack against the geoeconomic architecture of Atlanticism. And that leads us to the nest of vipers debate around the EU concept of “strategic autonomy” from the US; that would be essential to establish true European sovereignty – and eventually, closer integration within Eurasia.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-eurasia-takes-shape-part-2-eurasian-consolidation-ends-us-unipolar-moment

    ​ Taiwan makes the chips and systems that the world needs. Taiwan has to keep making them, but China would like to control them, and so would the US.
    Nobody wants to destroy that capacity, but to own it. Taiwan can probably buy whatever missiles it wants, but not from China.
    ​ Taiwan’s Defense Minister Demands Long-Range Missiles For The Island To Repel China
    ​ ​”The development of equipment must be long-range, precise, and mobile, so that the enemy can sense that we are prepared as soon as they dispatch their troops,” Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng told parliament in Taipei on Monday
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/taiwans-defense-minister-urges-long-range-missiles-island-repel-china

    The AUKUS preparing a nuclear war to sustain Taiwan​ ​by Thierry Meyssan​ Thanks Eleni.
    ​ ​The AUKUS Pact seems to be designed to come to Taiwan’s aid if China tried to take it back by force. General Sir James Hockenhull, commander of Her Majesty’s Military Intelligence, confirmed that British armies were recruiting Asian agents.
    https://www.voltairenet.org/article214159.html

    All of Central Asia is re-setting towards the SCO, EAEU, Russia and China. The former is now ‘lost’ to the U.S., Alastair Crooke writes.
    ​ ​In a very real sense, Washington was the hub: and states – particularly Gulf States defined themselves more in relation to the hub – than to each other. Now those relationships, and associated policies, many of which were geared to pleasing and being favoured by the hub, are up for radical review.​..
    …​if there was doubt about where the U.S. ‘is’, consider this: The stunning betrayal of France by America over the eleventh hour surprise provision of nuclear submarine technology for Australia signals a huge geopolitical shift in U.S. strategy. In its growing confrontation with China, a ruthless Washington has demonstrated that what matters to it now is not Europe, but the Indo-Pacific region. This is wthe new Cold War is to be fought.here

    That ‘Other’ Reset Unfolding Across West & Central Asia

    For Israel, the problem is more acute as former Ambassador, Michael Oren, has outlined:
    ​”​The new Israeli government is facing this doomsday nuclear threat [from Iran]. In five years’ time, it will be worse: Iran’s programme will be further along. [This conflict] is going to happen eventually, of that I am absolutely certain, so I prefer it happens now, rather than in 5 years’ time – when it will be more difficult for Israel to respond​”​ …
    “With the U.S. focusing its efforts on preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons, Iran is liable to reach the conclusion that as a nuclear threshold state, it will not be the target of a military retaliation. And if sanctions are imposed on it – it can look to other world powers for help, such as China and Russia. If Iran reaches the conclusion that there is no point in developing real nuclear weapons because this could produce a frontal clash with the U.S. and the West; yet still become a nuclear threshold state, the challenge to Israel is liable to be particularly difficult”.

    That ‘Other’ Reset Unfolding Across West & Central Asia

    #88764
    John Day
    Participant

    Are We Really So “Rich”? A New Way of Defining Wealth​ Charles Hugh Smith​
    What if our commoditized, financialized definition of wealth reflects a staggering poverty of culture, spirit, wisdom, practicality and common sense?
    ​ ​The conventional definition of wealth is solely financial: ownership of money and assets. The assumption is that money can buy anything the owner desires: power, access, land, shelter, energy, transport and if not love, then a facsimile of caring.
    ​ ​The flaw in this reductionist definition is obvious: not everything of value can be purchased at any price–for example, health, once lost, cannot be purchased for $1 million, $10 million or even $100 million.
    https://www.oftwominds.com/blogsept21/what-is-wealth9-21.html

    #88765
    those darned kids
    Participant

    sumac: holy whiplash! maybe the dudley do-right of the mounties will save us, after all.

    from the article: the “right” of RCMP officers ••• a Mountie’s ‘right’ to refuse vaccination ••• We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

    so, mounties have “rights”, and the cbc has rights.

    #88767
    Mr. House
    Participant

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/28/warren-fed-powell-reappointment-514520

    Haven’t heard much from her since she found out she was only slightly more popular then Kamala 😉

    #88768
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ Veracious Poet
    “ The psychopaths have won, the innocent will be destroyed”

    I *know* that feeling. I felt it so many times from 2017 – 2020 when my ex was trying to remove the children from me completely, based on lies he had spread to the children’s behavioral health staff, that they had dutifully recorded in their notes. I lived with the bastard siblings of psychopathy for nearly 12 years (ex is very likely borderline/narcissistic personality disorder), and still have to deal with it from afar (to whit: the family court case). Right now, I’m working on the bankruptcy to address the debt I incurred to fight that legal battle.

    But…I won. It wasn’t glorious. And the children still live with him half the time. The innocents were not destroyed — but they are somewhat jaded and savvy. They are less innocent. And that is okay. (Life is not about remaining innocent.)

    This is what needs to happen in the world. The psychopaths are just getting started. They planned well — just like my ex did when he started spreading those lies, and the behavioral health staff violated several laws when they communicated with his girlfriend without authorization, and didn’t tell me what was going on (I had final decision-making at the time.). But the fight is just getting started. Yes, we are behind the 8 ball. The sooner we face this head on, turn around the narrative, the better. It won’t be a walk in the park. The sooner we face the issues, the milder the ultimate outcome will be.

    #88769
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Speaking of oldies but goodies, haven’t heard a peep about this since 2008!

    https://news.yahoo.com/trillion-dollar-coin-washington-eyes-020330979.html

    But its a health crisis, not financial. Nope, didn’t start in 2008 and then we pretended it was fixed only to be kept under the rug with 0% rates and QE and then started to blow up again in 2019, nope its all this virus that only 99.8% of people survive!

    #88770
    Mr. House
    Participant

    and here we have a lesson in lying

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/michigan-couple-dies-of-covid-a-minute-apart-holding-hands/ar-AAOVka9

    “Though fully vaccinated, each had underlying health conditions that could have made them more susceptible to a breakthrough infection, their daughter, Sarah Dunham, told WXMI-TV after their deaths on Sunday.”

    So the same argument non compromised people have been making since at least April of 2020?

    #88771
    absolute galore
    Participant

    America’s Frontline Doctors, a right-wing group founded last year to promote pro-Trump doctors during the coronavirus pandemic, is working in tandem with a small network of health care companies to sow distrust in the Covid-19 vaccine, dupe tens of thousands of people into seeking ineffective treatments for the disease, and then sell consultations and millions of dollars’ worth of those medications. The data indicate patients spent at least $15 million — and potentially much more — on consultations and medications combined.

    Oh gosh! $15 million?!! Potentially more?!!! Holy cow, that’s….less than Pfizer et al spent on lobbying. Pfizer alone expected to take in $33.5 billion–before FDA full approval, boosters, and 80 million donation doses to poor countries. A few net profit stats here.

    No doubt there will be scammers and grifters feeding on fear. But the government itself created the shortage and the “underground” market, such as it might be. And to lump orgs like Front Line into this group of scammers is, as Raul noted, vile.

    #88772
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Dr D
    Nice rant. 🙂
    <<All of them say, “Prepare.” All say, “Self-sufficiency.” All say “You’re on your own, the Federal level can’t help you” >>

    May i add…
    It isn’t “self” sufficiency alone. It is in families, who plan together to weather storms that would be daunting to individuals. It is communities — groups of friends, neighbors, churches, clubs, etc. — who voluntarily come together and plan how to meet the needs of individuals and families that they cannot meet themselves — like setting up a swapmeet or farmers market, etc. it is when these groups coordinate together for common goals. It is all of the pent up organization that comes from the bottom up, and laterally across — and NOT top-down. It tends to be messy and organic, but just like the natural world, often serves multiple purposes at once — filling a stated need and simultaneously filling the need for human companionship and interaction. This type of organizing works best when each individual and family work towards self-sufficiency, and are willing to share/barter their surplus things and energy with those in their community, as well as receive the help of others when they struggle to meet their own needs. This is humanity—the part of humanity that I revere and love.

    #88773
    absolute galore
    Participant
    #88774
    zerosum
    Participant

    @ phoenixvoice
    “Self-sufficiency.”
    I’ve read that the minimum numbers for “Self-sufficiency.” is 12.
    “Self-sufficiency.” is happening in Afghanistan – Tribal Chiefs
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribal_chief

    #88775
    Germ
    Participant

    Watch and weep.
    Pure evil.

    #88776
    Germ
    Participant
    #88777
    citizenx
    Participant

    Sheriff John Brown from King County Seattle resigns over “toxic” socio/ politco/ working vibes.

    Sheriff John Brown always hated me…for what, I don’t know…now he’s just an ex military cop without a badge carrying a gun.

    “This is not about freedom or personal choice- (you must) get vaccinated- your body is my choice”
    Starring Joe Biden and the Apostles 09/09/2021

    The War has begun, but not all battles have been fought yet-

    “The psychopaths have won…”

    Nyet, nein nein nein, no fucking way…take Heart and steel your nerves ! The real fighting is just beginning, take comfort in that and ‘never give up the fight’.

    “Welcome…to Slavery. Where Resistance is futile ”

    Not. Negatory Ghost Writer. Take Heart…there are millions of us in this fight to their deaths.

    Need a little morale boost? Wanna fight evil, psychopaths, bad guys, villains, the man, the establishment, monsters and, um, robots ? Here’s a Hollywood reminder that we will kick their fucking asses yippe ki yay mofos.

    Buck up, take your dignity back- and shove it down their f’n throats with a vaccine rinse.

    #88778
    phoenixvoice
    Participant
    #88779
    zerosum
    Participant

    India did it. USA is not informed. I want to repeat key points.
    https://www.thedesertreview.com/opinion/columnists/indias-ivermectin-blackout%e2%80%94part-v-the-secret-revealed/article_9a37d9a8-1fb2-11ec-a94b-47343582647b.html
    Each home kit contained the following: Paracetamol tablets [tylenol], Vitamin C, Multivitamin, Zinc, Vitamin D3, Ivermectin 12 mg [quantity #10 tablets], Doxycycline 100 mg [quantity #10 tablets]. Other non-medication components included face masks, sanitizer, gloves and alcohol wipes, a digital thermometer, and a pulse oximeter.

    Dr. Campbell attributes their success to many factors, including early detection and early treatment with kits costing a mere $ 2.65 per person

    Notice that Dr. Campbell does not mention a single person who had any toxicity from those ten 12 mg pills of Ivermectin – in the entire state of over 200 million. Not one poisoning was reported. No Indian poison control articles or telephone calls were reported. Out of millions of distributed medicine kits, each containing 120 mg of Ivermectin, not one person in Uttar Pradesh was reported to have had a problem with the drug.

    Therefore, the reader must now ask why two magnificent independent reviews from two different continents, coming to the same conclusion, are both ignored by,( USA), our world’s medical leaders?

    #88780
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Thanks to Doc Robinson the other day for adding to my understanding of vaccine recipients shedding the spike protein — it was found in the saliva of injected mice.

    Here is something else for the medically well-educated. [:)]

    WSJ Article entitled: “Some Vaccines Last a Lifetime. Here’s Why Covid-19 Shots Don’t.”
    (It’s behind a paywall, so I’ve put down several excerpts.)

    The effectiveness depends on the magnitude of the immune response a vaccine induces, how fast the resulting antibodies decay, whether the virus or bacteria tend to mutate, and the location of the infection.

    The threshold of protection is the level of immunity that’s sufficient to keep from getting sick. For every bug, it’s different, and even how it’s determined varies.

    “Basically, it’s levels of antibodies or neutralizing antibodies per milliliter of blood,” said Mark Slifka, a professor at Oregon Health & Science University.

    (T-cells also contribute to protection, but antibodies are easier to measure.)

    Historically, the most effective vaccines have used replicating viruses, which essentially elicit lifelong immunity.

    Non-replicating vaccines and protein-based vaccines (such as the one for tetanus) don’t last as long, but their effectiveness can be enhanced with the addition of an adjuvant—a substance that enhances the magnitude of the response.

    With these diseases, the magnitudes of response to the vaccines combined with the antibodies’ rates of decay produce durable immune responses: Measles antibodies decay slowly. Tetanus antibodies decay more quickly, but the vaccine causes the body to produce far more than it needs, offsetting the decline.

    “We’re fortunate with tetanus, diphtheria, measles and vaccinia,” Dr. Slifka said. “We have identified what the threshold of protection is. You track antibody decline over time, and if you know the threshold of protection, you can calculate durability of protection. With Covid, we don’t know.”

    The information in this article seems misleading to me, but I want to know if that is because (a) it is oversimplifying, (b) it is ignoring key aspects of the immune process, and/or (c) is deliberately misleading the readers.

    – It is my understanding that *most vaccines* motivate the adaptive immune system, which includes specific antibody producing memory B cells taking up residence in the bone marrow to produce specific antibodies “on demand” as well as memory T cells. The article gives a nod to memory T cells, which I do understand as being harder to detect.
    – I *think* that the vaccine adjuvants are supposed to help get the adaptive immune system motivated to create “memory” cells??
    – This article suggests that antibodies instigated by vaccines simply wane over time, implying that there is no function of memory B cells in the bone marrow that can quickly “ramp up” production should the need arise.
    – I have a vague understanding that some memory B cells in the bone marrow are “for life,” but that others may not be life-long. Is this accurate? Or is there a situation where some memory B cells simply don’t take up residence in the bone marrow, and therefore fade out over time, meaning that the antibodies that they code for will eventually not be a large enough response to combat a particular invader? (Implying that memory B cells in bone marrow are generally “for life.” Possibly that memory B cells in bone marrow are there because it took a great deal of effort from the adaptive immune system to rout out the invader, and when it takes less effort, they don’t bother to migrate to the bone marrow?)
    – I remember an article or two about six months ago studying natural immunity, and finding that there is a durable “memory” response, — i.e. covid infection generally causes memory T cells to be formed, and memory B cells to migrate to the bone marrow, providing “life long” immunity — and I remember a sentence supposing that this should be the same for vaccine recipients. However, I have seen no medical studies on whether or not the covid vaccines are producing memory B cells that are confirmed to take up residence in the bone marrow, and I remember nothing about memory T cells to covid spike protein being measured post vaccination (in the covid naive) either. Is this a major failure of the vaccine? — failing to create any sort of durable immune response?
    – Perhaps those who have foisted this vaccine upon us knew (through animal studies of similar vaccines) that these vaccines would not create memory B cells residing in the bone marrow, and/or memory T cells to the spike protein, and THAT is why no medical studies to see if this happens have been commissioned and published?

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