Oct 102021
 


Pieter Bruegel the Elder Two monkeys 1562

 

“This Drug Will Be Incorporated In The DNA” (ZH)
One-year Sustained Cellular, Humoral Immunities Of Covid-19 Convalescents (CID)
Longitudinal Analysis: Durable, Broad Immune Memory After Covid Infection (Cell)
Iceland Stops Use Of Moderna’s Covid Vaccine For All Ages (RT)
Twitter Censors Thread From Entrepreneur Who Regrets Taking the Vaccine (GP)
Aspirin Lowers Risk Of Covid (JPost)
UCLA Doctor ‘Willing To Lose Everything’ Escorted From Work (SB)
Southwest Pilots Union Sues To Block Airline’s Vaccination Mandate
UK Study Shows Vaccine Passports Will Lead to Rebellion (CCTH)
The WEF and the Pandemic (Swprs)
Steven Donziger Was Imprisoned by the 1 Percent’s Favorite Judge (Jac.)
Facebook Whistleblower Testimony Should Prompt New Oversight – Adam Schiff (G.)
‘Global Stilling’ Is Blamed As Wind Speeds Drop Across Europe (DM)
Lebanon’s Electricity Crisis Plunges Beirut, Country Into Darkness (MEE)

 

 

No correlation between vaxx and mortality.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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It doesn’t get much scarier than this. Changed for life. Are you then Merck property?

“This Drug Will Be Incorporated In The DNA” (ZH)

According to Barron’s, some scientists who have studied the drug believe that its method of suppressing the virus could potentially run amok within the body. Some scientists who have studied the drug warn, however, that the method it uses to kill the virus that causes Covid-19 carries potential dangers that could limit the drug’s usefulness. Molnupiravir works by incorporating itself into the genetic material of the virus, and then causing a huge number of mutations as the virus replicates, effectively killing it. In some lab tests, the drug has also shown the ability to integrate into the genetic material of mammalian cells, causing mutations as those cells replicate. If that were to happen in the cells of a patient being treated with molnupiravir, it could theoretically lead to cancer or birth defects.

In particular, Raymond Schinazi, a professor of pediatrics and the director of biochemical pharmacology at Emory who studied the drug while it was being developed, and published a number of papers on NHC, the compound that’s the active ingredient in the drug. He published a paper that showed the drug can produce a reaction like the one described above, and insisted it shouldn’t be given to young people – especially pregnant women – without more data. Schinazi told Barron’s that he did not believe that molnupiravir should be given to pregnant women, or to young people of reproductive age, until more data is available. Merck’s trials of molnupiravir have excluded pregnant women; the scientists running the trial asked male participants to “abstain from heterosexual intercourse” while taking the drug, according to the federal government website that tracks clinical trials.

Barron’s even shared a paper published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases in May by Schinazi and scientists at the University of North Carolina which reported that NHC can cause mutations in animal cell cultures in a lab test designed to detect such mutations – something Merck claims it has tested for. The paper’s authors concluded that the risks for molnupiravir “may not be zero”. Merck told Barron’s that it has run “extensive tests” on animals which it says show that this shouldn’t be an issue. “The totality of the data from these studies indicates that molnupiravir is not mutagenic or genotoxic in in-vivo mammalian systems,” a Merck spokesman said. Still, scientists and doctors who have studied NHC say that Merck needs to “be careful,” and it’s not just Schinazi warning about the drug’s potential risks. Dr. Shuntai Zhou, a scientist at the Swanstrom Lab at UNC, said “there is a concern that this will cause long-term mutation effects, even cancer.” Zhou says that he is certain that the drug will integrate itself into the DNA of mammalian hosts. “Biochemistry won’t lie,” he says. “This drug will be incorporated in the DNA.”

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No pills or jabs needed.

One-year Sustained Cellular, Humoral Immunities Of Covid-19 Convalescents (CID)

The longitudinal antigen-specific immunity in COVID-19 convalescents is crucial for long-term protection upon individual re-exposure to SARS-CoV-2, and even more pivotal for ultimately achieving population-level immunity. To better understand the features of immune memory in individuals with different disease severities at one year post-disease onset we conducted this cohort study.

Methods We conducted a systematic antigen-specific immune evaluation in 101 COVID-19 convalescents, who had asymptomatic, mild, moderate, or severe disease, through two visits at months 6 and 12 post-disease onset. The SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies, comprising NAb, IgG, and IgM, were assessed by mutually corroborated assays, i.e. neutralization, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and microparticle chemiluminescence immunoassay (MCLIA). Meanwhile, the T-cell memory against SARS-CoV-2 spike, membrane and nucleocapsid proteins was tested through enzyme-linked immunospot assay (ELISpot), intracellular cytokine staining (ICS), and tetramer staining-based flow cytometry, respectively.

Results SARS-CoV-2-specific IgG antibodies, and also NAb can persist among over 95% COVID-19 convalescents from 6 months to 12 months after disease onset. At least 19/71 (26%) of COVID-19 convalescents (double positive in ELISA and MCLIA) had detectable circulating IgM antibody against SARS-CoV-2 at 12m post-disease onset. Notably, the percentages of convalescents with positive SARS-CoV-2-specific T-cell responses (at least one of the SARS-CoV-2 antigen S1, S2, M and N protein) were 71/76 (93%) and 67/73 (92%) at 6m and 12m, respectively. Furthermore, both antibody and T-cell memory levels of the convalescents were positively associated with their disease severity.

Conclusions SARS-CoV-2-specific cellular and humoral immunities are durable at least until one year after disease onset.

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This is from July. But just weeks ago Fauci said he didn’t know about natural immunity.

Longitudinal Analysis: Durable, Broad Immune Memory After Covid Infection (Cell)

Ending the COVID-19 pandemic will require long-lived immunity to SARS-CoV-2. Here, we evaluate 254 COVID-19 patients longitudinally up to 8 months and find durable broad-based immune responses. SARS-CoV-2 spike binding and neutralizing antibodies exhibit a bi-phasic decay with an extended half-life of >200 days suggesting the generation of longer-lived plasma cells. SARS-CoV-2 infection also boosts antibody titers to SARS-CoV-1 and common betacoronaviruses. In addition, spike-specific IgG+ memory B cells persist, which bodes well for a rapid antibody response upon virus re-exposure or vaccination.


Virus-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cells are polyfunctional and maintained with an estimated half-life of 200 days. Interestingly, CD4+ T cell responses equally target several SARS-CoV-2 proteins, whereas the CD8+ T cell responses preferentially target the nucleoprotein, highlighting the potential importance of including the nucleoprotein in future vaccines. Taken together, these results suggest that broad and effective immunity may persist long-term in recovered COVID-19 patients.

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Little reason to think Pfizer doesn’t do the same thing. Dose is a bit smaller.

Iceland Stops Use Of Moderna’s Covid Vaccine For All Ages (RT)

Iceland will no longer administer Moderna’s mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, with the country’s chief epidemiologist citing the risk of rare heart inflammations seen in other Nordic countries. The announcement was made by Icelandic health authorities on Friday. Officials stated that Iceland has been administering Moderna’s Spikevax shot over the last two months as a booster for those already inoculated with either two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson’s jab. Some 75% of Icelanders are fully vaccinated, and health officials maintain that there is a sufficient supply of Pfizer’s vaccine to continue the rollout without the Moderna shots. Pfizer’s is already recommended for under-18s in Iceland.

The decision to halt Moderna vaccinations was made after adverse effects to the shot were noted in several other Nordic nations, which have since restricted their own rollouts of the jab. “A Nordic study involving Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark found that men under the age of 30 who received Moderna Spikevax had a slightly higher risk than others of developing myocarditis,” Director of Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare Mika Salminen said on Thursday. Salminen announced that men born in 1991 and after would no longer be given Spikevax. One day earlier, Sweden stopped giving the Moderna shot to all of its population born in 1991 and later, while Denmark suspended its use on under-18s. Norway recommended that men under the age of 30 choose Pfizer’s jab instead.

The European Medicines Agency in July published findings urging the heart conditions myocarditis and pericarditis be added to the list of potential rare side effects of mRNA Covid-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna after reviewing over 300 incidences across the European Economic Area. According to the EMA, these cases are extremely rare.

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“..I am now fighting a T-Cell Lymphoma as a result of the degraded MRNA Protein Spike via dendritic reaction, called by Pfizer a waning immunity!”

Twitter Censors Thread From Entrepreneur Who Regrets Taking the Vaccine (GP)

Twitter has censored a thread in which Michael Robison explained that he regretted trading “my solid health, for a temporary freedom to travel and freedom from being criticized.” Robison — an investor, entrepreneur and the founder of SPARTN Monkey Rescue — had posted his personal story about his health declining after taking the COVID vaccine and warned people to “THINK, STUDY & BE AWARE” before getting it themselves. “I am not anti-vaccine… but I will caution…. Proceed with care!!! Police cars revolving light I am now fighting a T-Cell Lymphoma as a result of the degraded MRNA Protein Spike via dendritic reaction, called by Pfizer a waning immunity! It is not truly a safe precaution for #COVID19,” Robison wrote.

Robison continued on to say “the CDC, Pfizer, Moderna and J&J know that the instability of IVT use of MRNA is accompanied by the bodies clearing of the Inert 19 Protein Spike by the immune system. When it leaves the cell structure compromised after insertion & clearing…. It results in autoimmune issues….” “One such issue is the risk and causation of severe results such as Leukemia and T-Cell Lymphoma. Another common long term effect is autoimmune disorders that impact the skin…. And require life long maintenance and treatment…” the thread continued. “All such issues and cases have been consistently reported to VAERS which is co-managed by the CDC & FDA…. But no attention or research has been prioritized or funded for this repository of information!”

“My caution is this…. Be aware. As late as 2018 all of the groups involved were still convinced that MRNA was still far too unstable for use in vaccine distribution. This vaccine is the largest form of a clinical trial in the history of mankind,” Robison wrote. He concluded by saying, “my caution is this…. Be aware. As late as 2018 all of the groups involved were still convinced that MRNA was still far too unstable for use in vaccine distribution. This vaccine is the largest form of a clinical trial in the history of mankind.” Soon, the first post of the thread had amassed over 100 retweets — and was noticed by the censors.

First, Twitter slapped on warning on the tweet claiming that it is “misleading” because health officials say that the vaccines are safe for “most people.” They also took away the ability to like, comment or share it. Next, the platform made it so that if you clicked on the first tweet, the ones below it no longer appeared. Speaking to the Gateway Pundit, Robison said that “this stark, swift and harsh censorship by Twitter is a reminder that the ‘facts’ you read on any social media platform are not unbiased or unfiltered. Rather it is dictated by narratives that fit the political or personal gain of those in charge of multi-billion dollar platforms to which we have surrendered our lives.” “It’s good to be reminded that social media is nothing more than a highlight reel of life, managed by agendas, driven by money!” Robison continued.

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Deve Collum: “Aspirin helps. That’s humorous. Have they tried chicken soup?” “WD-40 and duct tape…”

Aspirin Lowers Risk Of Covid (JPost)

Over-the-counter aspirin could protect the lungs of COVID-19 patients and minimize the need for mechanical ventilation, according to new research at the George Washington University. The team investigated more than 400 COVID patients from hospitals across the United States who take aspirin unrelated to their COVID disease, and found that the treatment reduced the risk of several parameters by almost half: reaching mechanical ventilation by 44%, ICU admissions by 43%, and overall in-hospital mortality by 47%. “As we learned about the connection between blood clots and COVID-19, we knew that aspirin – used to prevent stroke and heart attack – could be important for COVID-19 patients,” said Dr. Jonathan Chow of the study team. “Our research found an association between low-dose aspirin and decreased severity of COVID-19 and death.”


Low-dose aspirin is a common treatment for anyone suffering from blood clotting issues or in danger of stroke, including most people who had a heart attack or a myocardial infarction. Although affecting the respiratory system, the coronavirus has been associated with small blood vessel clotting, causing tiny blockages in the pulmonary blood system, leading to ARDS – acute respiratory distress syndrome. Israeli researchers reached similar results in a preliminary trial at the Barzilai Medical Center in March. In addition to its effect on blood clots, they found that aspirin carried immunological benefits and that the group taking it was 29% less likely to become infected with the virus in the first place.

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“But what they don’t realize is that I’m willing to go lose everything — job, paycheck, freedom, even my life for this cause.”

UCLA Doctor ‘Willing To Lose Everything’ Escorted From Work (SB)

An anesthesiologist at UCLA Health in California who has not shied away from airing his suspicions about COVID-19 vaccines was escorted out of his workplace this week for refusing to get vaccinated in defiance of a statewide and employer mandate, according to local reports and a video posted on Twitter. Dr. Christopher Rake is seen in a video appearing to record himself as another man escorts him out of the UCLA Medical Plaza in Westwood on Monday. “This is what happens when you stand up for freedom and when you show up to work, willing to work, despite being unvaccinated, and this is the price you have to pay sometimes,” Rake is heard saying in the video posted Tuesday by The Beverly Hills Courier staff writer Samuel Braslow. “But what they don’t realize is that I’m willing to go lose everything — job, paycheck, freedom, even my life for this cause.” Rake concludes his video with a message for viewers: “Be well. United we stand, divided we fall.”

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Lots of flight cancellations yesterday. Conflicting reports on the reasons behind those.

Southwest Pilots Union Sues To Block Airline’s Vaccination Mandate

In what appears to be one of the first cases of a union pushing back against the new COVID vaccination requirements handed down by the Biden Administration, a union representing pilots at Southwest Airlines is suing to stop the vaccine requirement from being forced until a lawsuit is resolved. Bloomberg reports that the union representing Southwest’s pilots has asked a court to grant a temporary stay against the federal vaccination rules until an ongoing lawsuit over what they allege are violations of US labor laws is resolved. In a court filing on Friday, the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association also asked for an immediate hearing on the request before a federal court in Dallas, claiming the carrier has continued to take unilateral actions that violate terms of the Railway Labor Act, which governs relations between airlines and employee unions.

The “unilateral action” in question is the company’s attempt (at the Biden Administration’s direction) to force workers to either get the jab, or be fired or sent on unpaid leave, Bloomberg reports. “The new vaccine mandate unlawfully imposes new conditions of employment and the new policy threatens termination of any pilot not fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021,” the legal filing said. “Southwest Airlines’ additional new and unilateral modification of the parties’ collective bargaining agreement is in clear violation of the RLA.” According to the guidelines set out by President Biden (and “voluntarily” embraced by most of the major airlines), Southwest has a deadline of Oct. 4 under the federal mandate for employees to get jabbed or have an approved medical or religious exemption. SW is affected by the mandate because it has contracts with the federal government (like many large businesses).

The union represents 9,000 pilots at the airline, and a strike could easily disrupt American air travel (remember the air traffic controllers strike in the 1980s?) For whatever reason, the airline isn’t backing down, insisting that the vaccination mandate (which airline CEOs have gone on TV to defend) isn’t an issue subject to labor-management negotiation, and that anybody who refuses the jab without an exemption will be fired. “The airline disagrees with SWAPA’s claims that any Covid-related changes over the past several months require negotiation,” Southwest said in an emailed statement. The carrier is committed to working with its unions “as we continue navigating the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic.”

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“..the available evidence shows us that there is absolutely no logical or legal basis for implementing these vaccine passports.”

UK Study Shows Vaccine Passports Will Lead to Rebellion (CCTH)

Instead of increasing vaccine acceptance, the implementation of vaccine passports could actually increase vaccine hesitancy. These are the findings of a recent study published as a pre-print in the Lancet journal EClinicalMedicine[1]. A summary of this study was written by Ken Macon and published on Reclaim the Net last September 1, 2021. The survey, which included 16,000 respondents, is the first quantitative assessment of the potential impact of vaccine passports on vaccination uptake. It was funded by the Merck Investigator Studies Program. The authors make the following conclusion in regard to vaccine passports: “We call for further evidence on the impact of vaccine certification on confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and in routine immunizations in wider global settings and, in particular, in countries with low overall trust in vaccinations or in authorities that administer or recommend vaccines.”

The survey was conducted in April 2021, as plans for the implementation of vaccine passports were already gaining traction. It was also around this same time when the first iterations of the (faulty) New York vax passports were being rolled out. We will remember that around this time, some publications were starting to talk about the ‘righteousness’ of vaccine passports while various health experts started raising their opposition to this plan. Was mainstream media starting to condition the masses to accept vaccine passports because they knew of this study? The vaccine passport or green pass has common goals: to limit the movements of those who will not submit to the injection and restrict participation in society. But the available evidence shows us that there is absolutely no logical or legal basis for implementing these vaccine passports.

1/ Vaccines cannot prevent infection and stop transmission. Even if everyone took the vaccine, infections will continue [indeed, we are already seeing evidences proving this, see Israel, once the model for beating COVID, now has one of the highest infections in the world; 75% of new COVID cases in Singapore are vaccinated; Countries with the highest vaccination rates also facing surge in COVID cases and deaths; World’s most vaccinated nation activates new lockdowns as cases rise, New COVID surge in 4 out of 5 top vaccinated countries in the world.] This means that COVID vaccines, if it works, cannot be used as a public health policy as it has no impact on public health.

2/However, based on the survey, there is a high probability of individuals from working classes of submitting to vaccine passports. It is not far-fetched to assume because they want to move around freely, especially those whose jobs require travel. CDC said on their website[2], do not travel internationally if you are not fully vaccinated, but why is Israel banned from other countries right now?

3/ Our immune system is robust, broad, and long-lasting. Immunity from vaccines pale in comparison to natural immunity.

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They just lost one of their “young global leaders” in Austria chancellor Kurz.

The WEF and the Pandemic (Swprs)

The Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) is a premier forum for governments, global corporations and international entrepreneurs. Founded in 1971 by engineer and economist Klaus Schwab, the WEF describes its mission as “shaping global, regional and industry agendas” and “improving the state of the world”. According to its website, “moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.” The WEF has been involved in the coronavirus pandemic in several ways. First, the WEF was, together with the Gates Foundation, a sponsor of the prescient “Event 201” coronavirus pandemic simulation exercise, held in New York City on October 18, 2019 – the same day as the opening of the Wuhan Military World Games, seen by some as “ground zero” of the global pandemic. China itself has argued that US military athletes may have brought the virus to Wuhan.

Second, the WEF has been a leading proponent of digital biometric identity systems, arguing that they will make societies and industries more efficient, more productive and more secure. In July 2019, the WEF started a project to “shape the future of travel with biometric-enabled digital traveler identity management”. In addition, the WEF collaborates with the ID2020 alliance, which is funded by the Gates and Rockefeller foundations and runs a program to “provide digital ID with vaccines”. In particular, ID2020 sees the vaccination of children as “an entry point for digital identity.” Third, WEF founder Klaus Schwab is the author of the book COVID-19: The Great Reset, published in July 2020, which argues that the coronavirus pandemic can and should be used for an “economic, societal, geopolitical, environmental and technological reset”, including, in particular, advancing global governance, accelerating digital transformation, and tackling climate change.

Finally, the WEF has been running, since 1993, a program called “Global Leaders for Tomorrow”, rebranded, in 2004, as “Young Global Leaders”. This program aims at identifying, selecting and promoting future global leaders in both business and politics. Indeed, quite a few “Young Global Leaders” have later managed to become Presidents, Prime Ministers, or CEOs (see below). During the coronavirus pandemic, several WEF Global Leaders and Global Shapers (a junior program of the Global Leaders) have played prominent roles, typically promoting zero-covid strategies, lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccine mandates. This may have been a (largely failed) attempt to protect public health and the economy, or it may have been an attempt to advance the global transformation agenda outlined above, or perhaps both.

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https://twitter.com/i/status/1426753784315793411

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Both Assange and Donziger have heavily compromised female judges.

Steven Donziger Was Imprisoned by the 1 Percent’s Favorite Judge (Jac.)

The Donziger case isn’t the first time those connections created a conflict of interest for the judge. Back in 1995, three years after she had been approved for the court, Preska presided over a copyright case involving the Twin Cities–based West Publishing Company, despite her and her husbands’ connections to the firm. (Preska’s husband, Thomas Kavaler, is a nearly forty-year veteran of and partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, a top corporate law firm that specializes in the world of finance). It was only when pressed by one of the litigants, forcing her to admit relationships with two West employees, including a lawyer who was key to the case, that she recused herself.

Seventeen years later, Preska presided over the case of “hacktivist” Jeremy Hammond who was under trial for hacking into various law enforcement agencies and private security firms, including Strategic Forecasting Limited, or Stratfor, which counted the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security among its clients. As the hacking group Anonymous pointed out, and noted by almost no news outlets besides the likes of RT, Rolling Stone, or journalists like Chris Hedges, Preska’s husband was one of the Stratfor customers whose data had been hacked, and who would have been eligible for a payout from the multimillion-dollar class-action suit against the company that resulted. Sratfor had also spied on the Occupy Wall Street movement, a movement in direct opposition to Preska’s husband’s client base, and more than twenty of his firm’s clients had been caught up in the hack, including Merrill Lynch.

Despite this clear conflict of interest — and despite telling senators at her confirmation hearing decades before that “through my husband, I might be thought to have an indirect financial interest in the profits of the law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel” — Preska refused to recuse herself from the case. Doing so, she said, “would only encourage supporters of this defendant — or other defendants — to allege unsubstantiated conflicts of interest against any of my brothers and sisters of the Court until no judge remained qualified to hear his case.” With echoes of the Donziger case, Preska denied Hammond bail, leaving him in federal prison for a year, much of it spent in solitary confinement, before sentencing him to the maximum ten years in prison, citing a “need for adequate public deterrence.”

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This woman was obviously staged. By Schiff himself? He’s been silent since Russiagate, but now he’s got a book to sell.

“..harming children and destabilising democracy via the sharing of inaccurate and divisive content..”

“It’s just like cigarettes … teenagers don’t have good self-regulation.”

“..balkanising the public and deepening the divisions in our society”

Facebook Whistleblower Testimony Should Prompt New Oversight – Adam Schiff (G.)

Testimony in Congress this week by the whistleblower Frances Haugen should prompt action to implement meaningful oversight of Facebook and other tech giants, the influential California Democrat Adam Schiff told the Guardian in an interview to be published on Sunday. “I think we need regulation to protect people’s private data,” the chair of the House intelligence committee said. “I think we need to narrow the scope of the safe harbour these companies enjoy if they don’t moderate their contents and continue to amplify anger and hate. I think we need to insist on a vehicle for more transparency so we understand the data better.” Haugen, 37, was the source for recent Wall Street Journal reporting on misinformation spread by Facebook and Instagram, the photo-sharing platform which Facebook owns.

She left Facebook in May this year, but her revelations have left the tech giant facing its toughest questions since the Cambridge Analytica user privacy scandal. At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Haugen shared internal Facebook reports and argued that the social media giant puts “astronomical profits before people”, harming children and destabilising democracy via the sharing of inaccurate and divisive content. Haugen likened the appeal of Instagram to tobacco, telling senators: “It’s just like cigarettes … teenagers don’t have good self-regulation.” Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, said Haugen’s testimony might represent a “big tobacco” moment for the social media companies, a reference to oversight imposed despite testimony in Congress that their product was not harmful from executives whose companies knew that it was.

[..] Schiff was speaking to mark publication of a well-received new memoir, Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could. The Democrat played prominent roles in the Russia investigation and Donald Trump’s first impeachment. He now sits on the select committee investigating the deadly attack on the US Capitol on 6 January, by Trump supporters seeking to overturn his election defeat – an effort in part fueled by misinformation on social media. In his book, Schiff writes about asking representatives of Facebook and two other tech giants, Twitter and YouTube, if their “algorithms were having the effect of balkanising the public and deepening the divisions in our society”. Facebook’s general counsel in the 2017 hearing, Schiff writes, said: “The data on this is actually quite mixed.” “It didn’t seem very mixed to me,” Schiff says.

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Don’t think I’ve heard that term before.

‘Global Stilling’ Is Blamed As Wind Speeds Drop Across Europe (DM)

Industry experts are warning that climate change may have caused wind speeds in Europe to plummet this year in news that threatens to drive energy prices even higher. Long labelled as a saviour of the energy industry, wind farms have cropped up across the continent in recent years and have been billed a low-cost, renewable and dependable source of power. Increased dependence on green forms of energy has also been touted as a solution to Britain’s national gas crisis, amid soaring global prices and energy bills set to reach record-breaking levels. But weather modelling groups and academics appear to have quashed those hopes, as ever-increasing global temperatures are threatening to derail any prospective green energy revolution.

Experts are blaming a growing phenomenon known as ‘global stilling’ – whereby measurable wind speeds across the world’s continental surfaces have decreased by as much as 15 per cent since 1980. Atmosphere expert Professor Paul Williams, of the University of Reading, told the Financial Times that winds have ‘generally weakened over land over the past few decades’. He said one explanation for plummeting wind speeds could be ‘human-related climate change’, that would see poles warming ‘faster than tropics in lower atmosphere’ areas. Prof Williams said: ‘This would have the effect of weakening the mid-latitude north-south temperature difference and consequently reducing the thermal wind at low altitudes.’ Any significant fall in wind speed would be felt by Europe’s growing army of wind farms, as stronger gusts equate to more electricity being generated, up to a certain point.

With winds in the North Sea not blowing as they should, energy companies were left scrambling to source reserve gas to heat homes and businesses this winter. That rush caused energy costs to sky rocket, with British firms already warning they are having to slow production ahead of the winter months. As the crisis escalated, industry analysts suggested the current energy cap of £1,277 would rise by as much as £800, while energy firms slammed the cap as ‘not fit for purpose’. Compounding the issue, weather modelling group Vortex warned northern Europe has already endured speed decreases of up to 15 per cent in 2021. As a result, Britain’s wind-powered output as a total percentage of installed capacity hit just 11 per cent between February and March 2021. That amounted to the country’s longest spell of low wind in over a decade, reports the FT.

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No cooling: “Basic food items have now become a luxury..”

Lebanon’s Electricity Crisis Plunges Beirut, Country Into Darkness (MEE)

Wandering the streets of Beirut after sunset, car headlights are often the only thing breaking through the pitch-black night. The omnipresent sound of car engines during rush hour fades away at night, to be replaced by the buzz of generator engines, as if Beirut were a giant beehive. But instead of honey, the air of the city is thick with the smell of generator exhaust fumes. Like the rest of Lebanon, the country’s capital has been struck by acute fuel shortages, which have meant residents have had little, if any, state-supplied power for the past few months. Lebanon’s state electricity company, Electricite du Liban (EDL), warned in September that the country could plunge into a total blackout in October, amid dwindling fuel reserves, as the company is unable to generate the minimum 600 megawatts needed daily for the network to function properly.

On 3 October, EDL once again raised the alarm as the electrical grid shut down across the country – meaning residents of Lebanon are now entirely dependent on costly private generators for power, if they can even afford it. The electric grid shutdown comes amid an already devastating economic crisis blamed largely on decades of corruption and mismanagement by the ruling class, with the Lebanese currency losing over 90 percent of its value in less than two years. A new government was sworn in on 20 September, after more than a year of political paralysis, a development described by Prime Minister Najib Mikati as lighting “a candle in this hopeless darkness” – an ironic metaphor, given that the swearing-in process was delayed for several hours due to a power cut in parliament.

The dark nights, however, obscure the ways in which the absence of electricity transform daily life once the sun rises – and things are getting worse. Basic food items have now become a luxury, and what were once anecdotal details of life during the civil war have become a reality once again for many – with no end in sight.

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    Pieter Bruegel the Elder Two monkeys 1562   • “This Drug Will Be Incorporated In The DNA” (ZH) • One-year Sustained Cellular, Humoral Immunities
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle October 10 2021]

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    Nature – 2005

    “Caution raised over SARS vaccine”

    “Gary Nabel of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland, and his co-workers injected mice with spike protein from a SARS virus taken from a human patient infected in early 2003. They then collected the antibodies the animals produced.

    In lab experiments, they showed that these antibodies were unable to attack spike protein from a different strain of SARS, isolated from a patient infected in late 2003.

    The team next tested whether the antibodies would attack spike proteins from two SARS strains isolated from civets, from which the virus is thought to have originally jumped into humans. In this case, they found hints that the antibodies actually boosted the ability of the virus to infect cells. The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science”
    https://www.nature.com/articles/news050110-3#ref-CR1

    The vaxxed are fucked – and they knew since 2005!

    #89666
    Veracious Poet
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    #89667
    Django
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    Yellow vaxxination badges! Who says the Germans don’t have a sense of humour?

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    Germ
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    Brave man.

    Chris Hedges interviews Donziger.

    https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/XYSGb

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    V. Arnold
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    Pieter Bruegel the Elder Two monkeys 1562

    Hmmmmm…….not an easy read, this monkey business….
    The chains are obvious, the location not so much…
    In a thoughtful way, that the painting evokes, many things come to the fore…
    …maybe a picture of us and our existence…?

    #89670
    Formerly T-Bear
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    Django at #89667

    The Polish.

    maybe others.

    #89671
    sumac.carol
    Participant

    Quote from the Nature journal article suggests that it is not only vaxxed who may have a problem:

    “This would not be the first case where exposure to one strain of a virus can worsen infection with another. In the mosquito-borne disease dengue fever, for example, people who have been infected with one strain are likely to suffer a worse infection if they pick up a second strain.”

    #89672
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Speaking of the Left murdering everyone in a Jacobean revolution:
    “So, when are we going to start ‘eating the rich,’ exactly?” –THE REIDOUT BLOG, MSNBC

    Yes, the Right disagrees with this and does not want to eat people. In the immortal words of Starlord: “Normal people don’t even think about eating someone else! Much less that person having to be grateful for it!” Yes, that is the sign of the deeply disturbed. But, proudly posted as normal for them. Proudly read as normal discussion by them.

    And speaking of NBC, we must have like 50% pure Donald Trump articles. Who? What? Why? According to them, he must be the most important person in America, above the President. He’s the guy to look at, who’s important. In the immortal words of Bill the Cat: Gack. But what can you say about newspapers with less circulation and relevance than the National Inquirer?

    “wearing a mask to prevent the spread of an aerosol airborne virus is like throwing sand at chain link fence,”

    That’s only the one part. That there are 100 years of studies, all failures. That they themselves said it wouldn’t work because people won’t wear them correctly or touch them. You need gloves, washing stations. They need to be swapped +30 minutes when wet. That’s THEIR protocol, I just quote it. Or this: so shouldn’t I be irate at you??? All we had to do all my life in flu season was wear a mask??? And you medical dipsh-ts never bothered to tell us? Okay, I’m suing all your licenses then.

    …Or is that that you’re lying NOW, not before? Pick one.

    “Are you then Merck property?”

    Technically, yes, this is possible. That’s why we have The Redneck Manifesto: “Come try to claim your legal ‘property’. I’ll be waiting with a gun and pack of sandwiches.” Hahahaha! Legal, political morons claim all kinds of things all the time. Enforcing them is the hard part. That’s where their deranged egos and golf buddies meet the real world. Everyone’s got plans ‘til they get punched in the face. Okay, how about this more real discussion: Prohibition ended the minute the States wouldn’t enforce it for free. Pot was legal the minute the States wouldn’t enforce it on their behalf for free. ‘Cause you’re outmanned, outgunned, outplanned. All we have to do is IGNORE you. All you have to do is get 80M goons to make us.

    The possibilities of the article are the first time I’ve been afraid for this again in two years. That is dire. Hey wait ‘til they find out they expunged your record to run a new Tuskegee experiment on y’all. It’ll be a riot.

    just weeks ago Fauci said he didn’t know about natural immunity.”

    Since third-graders know about natural immunity, we then fired him then, right? Science: dumber than a 12-year-old for 700 days running! Follow the Science! As they sniff glue and run with scissors!

    “Iceland Stops Use of Moderna’s Covid Vaccine for All Ages (RT)”

    “Safe and effective”. We know because YOU are our medical experiment, preliminary results due 2022.

    Aaaaand we all hate the Scandinavian medical miracle again. We must NOT imitate Sweden! And that’s okay, because they’re busy imitating Germany. …At a particular point in time. “Round ‘em up, Rawhide!”

    “UK Study Shows Vaccine Passports Will Lead to Rebellion (CCTH)”

    Yes but they WANT a rebellion. You say it like it’s a bad thing. Oh and P.S. “Lancet.” How are they still in business? They’ve lied about everything for years. Their own editors said so years BEFORE they published made-up stories by adult actors.

    “Facebook Whistleblower Testimony Should Prompt New Oversight – Adam Schiff (G.)”

    Translation: Schiff wants to run Facebook. If you didn’t get that already. So…government 100% control of free speech. Hmm, I’ve heard those two words in a sentence before. Something, something, 1st Act? Article?, something… That’s why the whole pony circus. Clever setup. But, uh, GFY. I won’t comply. Make me.

    “ ‘Global Stilling’ Is Blamed As Wind Speeds Drop Across Europe (DM)”

    Where do I begin? First, they PROMISED – Science!! – that winds and storms would INCREASE. …Right before we had 10 years of no hurricanes. Second, all engineers have a 100 year wind-speed map…which they told us climate was changing, so that map was NO GOOD AT ALL. Useless. Pointless. If climate changed, they had no freekin’ clue what wind speeds would be anywhere, and therefore not the slightest idea what the costs, the production, would be.

    Am I the only guy who still knows what a “Two” is around here? As in “two plus two”? How about “You’re Fired!“?

    Mission accomplished though: all taxpayer money was sent to the rich, we wasted decades of priceless resources, undermined our countries, and all the poor people were murdered and their food and energy can go to Asia. China = win, win, win.

    Again, let me point out that the CCP, worst racists on earth, must conquer and take all the food, Liebenraum, from the U.S., but also Oz and Canada, or die of starvation. RIGHT NOW. To them, this has long been a mortal threat, a fatal war for their very existence. Sorry you all want to sit around and pretend, it sure is easy for them when they’re in a war and you’re not. If they get food and their crops are down 30%, they must get that food from SOME OTHER NATION. You. Just sitting idly, swallowing everything, understanding nothing. Get with the program.

    #89673
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Yes Germ, I’ve been saying that, and they failed all 10 years tried*, but it’s better to quote the proof. (*or succeed wildly depending on your point of view)

    Day: Not really a Quaker, but what would that mane but to “follow the Inner Light”? Science joke: I’m more a splitter than a joiner. Quakers here now are passive, sit quietly, don’t get involved. So they’d probably turn me in if I protested war or ran the Underground Railroad. I don’t feel that one’s beliefs should NOT be acted on. They are not real beliefs if they don’t drive your actions.

    #89674
    Bill Roope
    Participant

    Wonderful! farewell video from an ER nurse fired because she would not take the vaccine.

    #89675
    Bill Roope
    Participant

    And, some of the comments about her stance, from nurses no less are unbelievably stupid. IMHO anyway.

    #89676

    Looking at the stats, flu vanished for a year, was all called Covid. Now all the vaccine breakthrough cases will be called flu.

    #89678

    Only if the deaths grow out of hand, and the heart- and brain problems, the narrative may be hard to hold on to.

    #89679
    zerosum
    Participant

    Check out the timeline then look up the names
    https://swprs.org/the-wef-and-the-pandemic/
    How is the Davos World Economic Forum involved in the coronavirus pandemic?

    First, the WEF was, together with the Gates Foundation, a sponsor of the prescient “Event 201”
    coronavirus pandemic simulation exercise, held in New York City on October 18, 2019 – the same day as the opening of the Wuhan Military World Games, seen by some as “ground zero” of the global pandemic. China itself has argued that US military athletes may have brought the virus to Wuhan.

    Second, the WEF has been a leading proponent of digital biometric identity systems,

    Third, WEF founder Klaus Schwab is the author of the book COVID-19: The Great Reset, published in July 2020

    Finally, the WEF has been running, since 1993, a program called “Global Leaders for Tomorrow”, rebranded, in 2004, as “Young Global Leaders”.

    To get a full overview of their members, see Global Leaders for Tomorrow and Young Global Leaders on WikiSpooks (a Wiki focusing on covert power structures) as well as the official Young Global Leaders website.

    ——–
    Timeline again (From the USA)

    https://www.nature.com/articles/news050110-3#ref-CR1
    Published: 10 January 2005
    Caution raised over SARS vaccine
    Jab against one strain might worsen infection with others.

    Helen Pearson
    “It’s an interesting phenomenon,” says Chris Olsen who studies animal viruses related to SARS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Figuring this out might thwart potential problems in vaccines, he says.
    https://www.pnas.org/content/102/3/797
    Evasion of antibody neutralization in emerging severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses

    These data show that the entry of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses can be enhanced by Abs, and they underscore the need to address the evolving diversity of this newly emerged virus for vaccines and immune therapies.
    SARS-CoV infection has caused several infectious outbreaks in humans, with high mortality in elderly populations.
    Gem – The vaxxed are fucked – and they knew since 2005!

    sumac.carol – Quote from the Nature journal article suggests that it is not only vaxxed who may have a problem:

    “This would not be the first case where exposure to one strain of a virus can worsen infection with another. In the mosquito-borne disease dengue fever, for example, people who have been infected with one strain are likely to suffer a worse infection if they pick up a second strain.”

    zerosum – Even better, “they” experimented to make it useful tool (a weapon)

    #89680
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    “Only if the deaths grow out of hand, and the heart- and brain problems, the narrative may be hard to hold on to.”

    This is what’s bothering me, because it looks like the only way the madness is going to stop is if the bodies start piling up and that’s not something I’m prepared to wish for. However, the way it’s looking, that is a very likely scenario for late autumn and as we head into winter. I’m also expecting a large number of celebrity deaths and I think that that would end the narrative more quickly than just lots of dead plebs.

    #89681
    teri
    Participant

    Sad story; Last week, an Indiana family went to the pharmacist to get flu shots. They were all given Covid-19 vaccines by mistake. The two little ones (ages 4 and 5) became ill and have been diagnosed with heart problems.

    https://www.wdrb.com/news/attorney-indiana-family-was-given-covid-19-vaccines-instead-of-flu-shots/article_70dbfafa-2942-11ec-9ef9-5f7fd272876f.html
    ********

    I don’t remember where I originally found out about this Whitney Webb article regarding Moderna, but it is quite an interesting read. Sorry if I am posting something someone has already linked to here. The below excerpts are from her first part of a two-part article:

    *******
    […] In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission dated November 2018, months after Moderna had claimed to have fixed the issues with its lipid nanoparticle delivery system, the company made several claims that appear to contradict its purported development of a new, safer nanoparticle technology. 

    For example, the filing states on page 33: 
    Most of our investigational medicines are formulated and administered in an LNP [lipid nanoparticle] which may lead to systemic side effects related to the components of the LNP which may not have ever been tested in humans. While we have continued to optimize our LNPs, there can be no assurance that our LNPs will not have undesired effects. Our LNPs could contribute, in whole or in part, to one or more of the following: immune reactions, infusion reactions, complement reactions, opsonation [sic] reactions, antibody reactions including IgA, IgM, IgE or IgG or some combination thereof, or reactions to the PEG from some lipids or PEG otherwise associated with the LNP. 

    Certain aspects of our investigational medicines may induce immune reactions from either the mRNA or the lipid as well as adverse reactions within liver pathways or degradation of the mRNA or the LNP, any of which could lead to significant adverse events in one or more of our clinical trials. Many of these types of side effects have been seen for legacy LNPs. There may be resulting uncertainty as to the underlying cause of any such adverse event, which would make it difficult to accurately predict side effects in future clinical trials and would result in significant delays in our programs.

    […] In mid-September 2019, Moderna gathered investors together to showcase scientific evidence it claimed would finally prove that its mRNA technology could “turn the body’s own cells into medicine-making factories” and hopefully “turn skeptical investors into believers.” This data, which was derived from a very preliminary study that involved only four healthy participants, had complications. Three of the four participants had side effects that prompted Moderna to state at the meeting that they would need to reformulate the mRNA treatment to include steroids, while one of the participants suffered heart-related side effects, including a rapid heart rate and an irregular heartbeat. Moderna, which asserted that none of the heart-related side effects was serious, could not “definitively pinpoint the cause of the heart symptoms.” Yet, as previously mentioned, it was likely related to the safety issues that had been plaguing its experimental products for years.

    […]A month later [e.g., Oct, ’19] , at the 2019 Milken Institute Future of Health Summit, there was a panel discussion on universal flu vaccines and how a “disruptive” event would be needed to upset the long-existing bureaucratic vaccine-approval process to facilitate wider adoption of “nontraditional” vaccines, such as those produced by Moderna. Panel speakers including former FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, a veteran of the 2001 Dark Winter exercise and scientific advisor to the Gates foundation, as well as Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Rick Bright of BARDA, who previously worked for the Gates-funded PATH. The panel discussion notably took place shortly after the controversial coronavirus pandemic simulation called Event 201, whose moderators and sponsors had been intimately involved in 2001’s Dark Winter. 

    […] Bright then added that a “mediocre and fast” vaccine was better than a “mediocre and slow” vaccine. He then said that we can make “better vaccines and make them faster” and that urgency and disruption were necessary to produce the targeted and accelerated development of one such vaccine. Later in the panel, Bright said the best way to “disrupt” the vaccine field in favor of “faster” vaccines would be the emergence of “an entity of excitement out there that’s completely disruptive, that’s not beholden to bureaucratic strings and processes.” He later very directly said that by “faster” vaccines he meant mRNA vaccines. 

    The Bright-led BARDA and the Fauci-led NIAID in just a few months’ time became the biggest backers of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, investing billions and co-developing the vaccine with the company, respectively. As will be explained in Part II of this series, the partnership between Moderna and the NIH to co-develop what would soon become Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was being forged as early as January 7, 2020, long before the official declaration of the COVID-19 crisis as a pandemic and before a vaccine was proclaimed as necessary by officials and other individuals. […]

    Moderna: A Company “In Need Of A Hail Mary”


    **************
    @ John Day;
    LOL. Nah, no artificial intelligentsia here, benevolent or otherwise. Just a lowly bookkeeper in the smallest accounting firm on the East Coast. That only means a predisposition to sleuthing out the minutia. My boss once rudely called it “being anal”, to which I replied with some hurt and irritation, “We do ACCOUNTING. Isn’t being detail-oriented what you pay me for?”

    #89683

    I don’t remember where I originally found out about this Whitney Webb article regarding Moderna,

    Right here 3 days ago?! 😉

    #89684
    zerosum
    Participant

    Fits into the timeline. Forget China. It was the USA

    Moderna: A Company “In Need Of A Hail Mary”



    A few weeks later, Moderna’s Bancel attended the World Economic Forum’s 2019 annual meeting alongside Johnson & Johnson executive Paul Stoffels and other pharmaceutical and biotech leaders in order to “rub elbows with world leaders and one-percenters—and talk about the future of healthcare.” Other health-care figures in attendance included head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and “global health philanthropist” Bill Gates, whose foundation entered into “a global health project framework” with Moderna in 2016 to “advance mRNA-based development projects for various infectious diseases.” The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the only foundation listed as a “strategic collaborator” on the Moderna website. Other “strategic collaborators” include the US government’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), the US military’s DARPA, and pharmaceutical giants AstraZeneca and Merck.
    Moderna was one of just three North American health companies to receive the honor and was additionally recognized by the Forum as “an industry leader in innovative mRNA therapeutics.”

    As will be explained in Part II of this series, the partnership between Moderna and the NIH to co-develop what would soon become Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was being forged as early as January 7, 2020, long before the official declaration of the COVID-19 crisis as a pandemic and before a vaccine was proclaimed as necessary by officials and other individuals. Not only did the COVID-19 vaccine quickly become the answer to nearly all Moderna’s woes but it also provided the disruptive scenario necessary to alter the public’s perceptions of what a vaccine is and eliminate existing safeguards and bureaucracy in vaccine approval. (Watch the 2019 Universal Flu Vaccine event here.)
    Author
    Whitney Webb

    Whitney Webb has been a professional writer, researcher and journalist since 2016. She has written for several websites and, from 2017 to 2020, was a staff writer and senior investigative reporter for Mint Press News. She currently writes for The Last American Vagabond.

    Comment
    Trillium says:
    October 9, 2021 at 7:37 pm
    “December 12th, 2019, Ralph Baric signed a Material Transfer Agreement (essentially, an NDA) to receive
    Coronavirus mRNA vaccine-related materials co-owned by Moderna and NIH.415,416 It wasn’t until a
    whole month later, on January 11th, 2020, that China allegedly sent us the sequence to what would
    become known as SARS-CoV-2.
    417,418 Moderna claims, rather absurdly, that they developed a working
    vaccine from this sequence in under 48 hours.419–421”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/damn-you-hell-you-will-not-destroy-america-here-spartacus-covid-letter-thats-gone-viral
    p.s. The pdf version of the Spartacus letter contains the references.

    #89685
    those darned kids
    Participant

    price of one f35a blastobomber = 89.2 million dollars (if you buy 70)
    price of one ivermectin tablet = 1.4 dollars (retail)

    #89686
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    “All we have to do is IGNORE you.” – Dr. D

    Perhaps the most powerful strategy would be to reduce all kinds of consumption across all fronts?

    From Charles Hugh Smith today:

    “In my analysis, the large-scale structures of globalized supply chains, financialization, debt-funded speculation and the destabilizing consequences of extreme inequality are all perched on the precarious edge of fundamental change.

    We don’t control these large-scale forces, of course, but we do control our response to their phase-shift / decay / collapse. This makes risk and opportunity personal.

    If we grasp that doing nothing might be disastrous as taking bold action, we get close to the nature of risk and the inherent uncertainty of the outcome, no matter what course of action we choose.

    That said, the lower one’s dependency on precarious systems, the lower one’s exposure to risks we can’t control. The lower one’s consumption, the lower one’s vulnerability. The lower one’s debt (with zero debt being the lowest risk position), the lower one’s exposure to the risk of bad things happening financially.

    The lower the population density, the lower the risk of herd mentality running amok. The greater the quantity of food grown within walking distance, the lower the risk of starvation.

    These observations are not cheerleading the embrace of risk and failure as the sure-fire pathway to success; they’re pursuits of lowering the risk of failure by reducing exposure to vulnerabilities, dependencies and fragile points of precarity.”

    Well said CHS.

    #89687
    sumac.carol
    Participant

    But Zerosum the dengue example shows that ADE can happen just from a person experiencing multiple infections of the same virus (mutated) without any involvement of a vaccine. I think Van den Bossche states that adding a vaccine to the mix makes the ADE situation much worse.

    #89688
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    This article was published online yesterday, after the information was reviewed by 6 doctors (MDs):

    A practical approach to keeping healthy after your Covid-19 jab
    https://worldcouncilforhealth.org/resources/a-practical-approach-to-keeping-healthy-after-your-covid-19-jab/

    #89689
    Antidote
    Participant

    @ teri @zerosum

    Wrap your head around this, a Vivek Iyer comment on an Aeon essay

    Reminds me of Andy telling Red that hope is a good thing in Shawshank Redemption.

    Vivek Iyer

    5 October 2021
    If you are studying or teaching a completely worthless subject- e.g. alchemy or necromancy- it is foolish to hope. You’d be better off if you despaired of every actually turning lead into gold and got a job delivering pizzas instead.

    German philosophy was like alchemy or necromancy. Anyone obliged to go in for that garbage, merely to get some sort of credential, needed to tell everybody to give up on hope, faith and charity.

    Obviously, if you were fortunate enough to emigrate to America then you could yourself quite cheerfully cash the cheques sent to you by highbrow journals for bleakly illiterate, brutally argued, articles.

    Anglo-Saxon empiricism decided quite quickly that philosophy was for fools. Mathematicians could be useful but their political views were likely to be paranoid. The only thing that mattered was the ‘reverse game theory’ of mechanism design- i.e. getting the incentive mix right and maintaining effective checks and balances. Germany- embracing ‘phenomenology’ or ‘dialectical’ misology- almost brought back the Dark Ages.

    The author of this essay mentions a Pole who suffered in a Soviet Gulag and then a German concentration camp. Instead of legging it for the West, the guy stayed on in Poland and thus felt he had to gas himself. This has nothing to do with hope or faith. It has to do with showing less sense than a sheep which crosses over to where the grass is greener.

    Arendt, by her personal example, showed that even a former mistress of Heidegger could have as much intelligence as a sheep or a goat. Her writing may be execrable but she got paid for it. This should give us hope. Even if we have advanced degrees in nonsense, or have been the victims of incessant epistemic self-abuse, there is always the possibility that we can turn our backs on that foolishness and get jobs driving trucks or being useful to society in some other way.

    It may be that many who died in concentration camps had religious faith. It may also be that they received no heavenly reward. Yet, the fact that they did no evil gives us cause for hope for our species and the planet it increasingly controls.

    So long as we get ‘mechanism design’ right, we can keep the lights on. But what this utilitarian light shows is that much soi disant scholarship is nothing but systematic stupidity whereas the guy driving the truck or delivering the pizza is contributing to a broadening, deepening, Englightenment. A ‘bildungsburgertum’ can really screw up a country. It is far better that those with ‘skin in the game’ ensure that there are effective checks and balances so that social choice mechanisms are robust and regret-minimizing. This means that the Academy must serve the Middle Class and reinforce such uncorrelated asymmetries as militate for ‘bourgeoise strategies’. Where the reverse happens and the Academy seeks a vanguard role, the lights swiftly go out. I hope young people will reject shoddy thinkers like Arendt and Weil and Strauss. They were not greatly respected in their own day and the availability cascades built around them have all proven mischievous.

    Vide https://socioproctology.blogspot.com/2021/04/hannah-arendts-fundamental-folly.html

    #89691
    zerosum
    Participant

    (Suddenly – post problems)
    @ Doc Robinson
    Just what I’ve been looking for.

    A practical approach to keeping healthy after your Covid-19 jab


    World Council for Health launches with publication of at-home Covid treatment guide
    By
    World Council for Health
    September 23, 2021

    The World Council for Health is an umbrella coalition, starting with 45 health-focused groups from around the world.
    The World Council for Health recognizes that some people become unwell after the Covid-19 vaccination. This guide describes the types of illnesses associated with injection and how doctors are managing them.

    Zinc 50mg daily to support the immune system.
    Vitamin D Vitamin D (5000 international units daily) balances the immune response.
    Vitamin C Vitamin C (500mg twice daily) to support the immune system.
    Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega 3 fatty acids (4 grams daily) to support the immune system.
    Quercetin Quercetin (500mg twice daily), a natural anti-inflammatory and immune modulator, reduces overactive immune reactions.
    Aspirin Aspirin (325 mg daily) to reduce the risk of clotting.
    Antihistamines Antihistamines to reduce overactive immune reactions and mast cell activation. Loratidine and cetirizine are H2 antihistamines that are available over the counter.
    N-acetylcysteine N-acetylcysteine (600mg twice daily) helps reduce inflammation through production of glutathione that gets depleted in chronic inflammatory illnesses.
    Melatonin Melatonin (2mg to 10mg) at bedtime to help restore the circadian rhythm and sleep cycle. 10. Fluvoxamine (as per your doctor’s prescription).
    Colchicine Colchicine (as per your doctor’s prescription).
    Steroids Steroids (as per your doctor’s prescription).
    Ivermectin Ivermectin, (as per your doctor’s prescription) for its anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory properties. It also blocks the spike protein and prevents blood cells clumping together. Treatment may need to continue until resolution of symptoms.
    Mast cell stabilizers Mast cell stabilizers (as per your doctor’s prescription).
    Low histamine diet A low histamine diet may help to dampen the immune system’s response to the foreign substances. Many people with pCoIS symptoms similar to Long Covid will respond to treatment within 2 weeks.

    #89693
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/fda-approve-budesonide-treat-covid-sen-rand-paul-dr-richard-bartlett-alexandria-watkins
    Sen. Paul, Dr. Bartlett & Dr. Watkins: FDA should grant budesonide emergency use authorization to treat COVID

    In a July 2021 article, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) stated, “Early administration of inhaled budesonide reduced the likelihood of needing urgent medical care and reduced time to recovery after early COVID-19.” In another July 2021 article titled “Antiviral Effect of Budesonide against SARS-CoV-2,” the NIH stated, “In conclusion, we hereby provide evidence that budesonide can significantly reduce SARS-CoV-2 titers in vitro.”

    #89694
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Dr. D:

    Again, let me point out that the CCP, worst racists on earth, must conquer and take all the food, Liebenraum, from the U.S., but also Oz and Canada, or die of starvation. RIGHT NOW. To them, this has long been a mortal threat, a fatal war for their very existence. Sorry you all want to sit around and pretend, it sure is easy for them when they’re in a war and you’re not. If they get food and their crops are down 30%, they must get that food from SOME OTHER NATION. You. Just sitting idly, swallowing everything, understanding nothing. Get with the program.

    Last fall there was a coup to install a CCP funded apparatchik in the White House, with election fraud on an unprecedented level.

    Now the U$ Empire Inc. is helmed by the oldest POTUS to date, a known dissembler in obvious cognitive decline.

    The #Derp-Swamp rallied to support the electoral theft, to protect their murderous history & covetous treason(s)…

    The military answered to Resident Xiden’s command, rallying to protect the quisling from potential reaction from the cheated electorate, ready to mistreat any that rallied to save the Republic.

    Because? Cheeto 😐

    And the sheeple said:

    #89695
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Raul:

    Only if the deaths grow out of hand, and the heart- and brain problems, the narrative may be hard to hold on to.

    A new hope?

    #89696
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    #89697
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    #89698
    chooch
    Participant

    @teri,

    Just wanted to thank you again for all the info regarding the EO/OSHA vaccine mandate you posted. It looks like late Friday we got the email outlining the process and paper work required. It’s fairly straight forward for me as my religious belief regarding all vaccination goes back decades and I have exercised that right as parent for my children. The form itself seems to be weaponized in a manner to absolve them of trampling my rights if I provide info/responses to some of the things are are requesting.

    I am going to roundtable up with mates tomorrow. I have captured the info you provided for a more careful review. Most appreciated.

    #89699
    John Day
    Participant

    @Dr.D. : “Faith without works is dead”, then?

    @Teri
    : Thank you, Sister!
    (I won’t refer to you that way, never, ever… Anyway, it’s rude and incomplete. People don’t dig that it’s a fragmentary Freudian term, “anal retentive”, having to do with developing excessive self restraint and delayed gratification during potty-training. Hedonists hate you for being so GOOD.)

    #89700

    When I invest in someone else- though no one ever knows-
    It is an act of love. The more I do the more it grows.

    People know this when it comes to the workplace, but it often feels manipulative. When someone makes a good point, you reward them. It will make you more cognizant of other good points they make. You will like them more. You disregard the galling things they say. You exit politely. You get along (until you can’t).

    People who make it in the “big-time” are those who know how to elicit these gifts from others. They know that a gift given is an investment, and no one talks down their investment. Investors become fans; supporters.

    Some are more reluctant to do it with real kith and kin. I don’t know why, but for myself, it is because I am germanavian- a scandihun. Neither side of those portmanteaus are known for warmth. I had to learn- first from pets, then from friends, then from nature, then from siblings (I know, I know) that the better I treated them, the more I loved them.

    Consider this when you are angry with someone you love. Do something nice for them when they aren’t looking.

    #89701

    If you feel humanity is at stake, and you love humanity- invest in it.
    I’m talking to myself here, out loud.

    #89702
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    Article published today:

    Natural Immunity and Covid-19: Twenty-Nine Scientific Studies to Share with Employers, Health Officials, and Politicians
    https://brownstone.org/articles/natural-immunity-and-covid-19-twenty-nine-scientific-studies-to-share-with-employers-health-officials-and-politicians/

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