Oct 092021
 
 October 9, 2021  Posted by at 7:12 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  Add comments


Pablo Picasso Carnival Bistro [Study] 1908

 

The Unforgivable Sin (VanDen Bossche)
All You Need To Know About Vaccine Failure In One Incredible Chart (Berenson)
Joe Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Doesn’t Exist. It’s Just A Press Release (Fed.)
No FDA-Approved COVID-19 Shots Available (LC)
Covid-19 Vaccine Negative Effectiveness As Low As Minus 86% (TE)
No Biden, You’re Wrong (Denninger)
Los Angeles County Sheriff Refuses to Enforce Vaccine Mandate (SN)
The Mark of the Beast (Jim Kunstler)
Ottawa Will Ban All Unvaccinated People From Leaving Canada (Ici)
Inventor of mRNA Banned By The New England Journal of Medicine (Hope)
Bellingcat Officially Labelled ‘Foreign Agent’ By Moscow (RT)
Russia Is Not To Blame For Soaring Gas Prices – Merkel (RT)
Tesla Move Came After California Legislator Tweeted ‘f-k Elon Musk’ (SFGate)

 

 

 

 

@DrEliDavid: After vaccinating over 85% of its population, Singapore finally flattened the curve, but along the wrong axis:

 

 

“..that vaccination of youngsters and children will provide them with improved protection from contracting severe disease is a textbook example of scientific nonsense..”

The Unforgivable Sin (VanDen Bossche)

One wonders how it is possible that while it has now been reported that vaccinated shed and transmit as much virus as unvaccinated people (1), the vaccinated are still protected against severe disease whereas the unvaccinated are said to be unprotected. So, how can one explain that viral shedding and transmission and hence, viral replication no longer seem to be impacted by the vaccine whereas the opposite still applies to the occurrence of (severe) disease? Based on their study results, the authors from the above-mentioned report (1) conclude that there is no significant difference in viral load between groups of vaccinated and unvaccinated, asymptomatic and symptomatic people who became infected with SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant. So, again: Considering that vaccinees shed and transmit as much virus as unvaccinated people, how could one even postulate that unvaccinated people are susceptible to severe disease whereas vaccinees are still largely protected from severe disease? Frankly speaking, this doesn’t make any sense at all.

[..] As the mechanism of immune defense in vaccinees is totally different from the one at play in unvaccinated individuals, the mantra of mass vaccination stakeholders that vaccination of youngsters and children will provide them with improved protection from contracting severe disease is a textbook example of scientific nonsense. Their irrational, erroneous extrapolations lead people to believe that they should get their children vaccinated whereas there is barely any more catastrophic immune intervention one could think of. In line with the intrinsic functional properties of innate, multi-specific Abs, healthy children and youngsters are NOT ‘naturally’ susceptible to any Sars-CoV-2 lineage but exclusively acquire such susceptibility as a direct consequence of functional suppression of their well-established innate immune capacity due to a rapid re-exposure event or, even much worse and long-lived, due to vaccination.

The likelihood of rapid re-exposure to Sars-CoV-2 after previous infection dramatically increases when highly infectious variants expand in prevalence. Such an expansion in prevalence directly results from mass vaccination campaigns as mass vaccination turns vaccinees into an excellent breeding ground for naturally selected S-directed immune escape variants. So, unless there is any contradiction in the above reasoning and unless somebody could explain how similar viral replication and transmission dynamics in vaccinated as compared to unvaccinated individuals could lead to dissimilar clinical manifestations of infection, we can only conclude that the scenario is the following: Vaccination of children and youngsters is turning off their broadly protective innate immunity in exchange for S-specific vaccinal Abs that are becoming increasingly useless since their neutralizing capacity becomes more and more eroded as a result of enhanced escape of Sars-CoV-2 from neutralizing Abs [NAbs] (a trend that has been clearly confirmed by molecular epidemiologists (8)).

Resistance to the neutralizing effect of vaccinal Abs that are nevertheless still able to bind Sars-CoV-2 virions and thereby outcompete protective innate Abs is likely to enhance the susceptibility of vaccinees to ADE (Ab-dependent enhancement of disease). Unless virology and immunology are being rewritten, I cannot imagine how mass vaccination of our youngsters and children will not lead to an even more disastrous outcome of all the scientifically irrational and unjustifiable vaccination efforts. Not only will this dramatically increase the children’s risk to succumb to (accelerated) Covid-19 disease but it will also take away the highly efficient capacity of healthy, unvaccinated people to diminish the dangerous, ever rising viral infectious pressure in the population.

Read more …

From a study into substance abuse.

All You Need To Know About Vaccine Failure In One Incredible Chart (Berenson)

This study was large and well-conducted. It used a database that covers 85 million Americans in 63 health-care organizations. It was published Oct. 5 in World Psychiatry, a peer-reviewed journal. People were included if they’d had no Covid infection before vaccination and had been “fully vaccinated” – that is, 14 days after the second dose. The researchers wound up examining medical records of about 580,000 Americans, 30,000 with a substance use disorder, 550,000 without. They found that just over 7 percent of people with a use disorder wound up with a breakthrough infection between January and August, compared to 3.6 percent of those without. Okay. Set aside the small group of users and focus only on the 550,000 people in the non-using group. They had a 3.6 percent chance of infection for fully vaccinated people over eight months, January to August.


But eight months is really about four months. Why? These are BREAKTHROUGH infections, and the average vaccinated American was not “fully” vaccinated until mid-April. (Remember, too, that “breakthrough” infections do not include the two weeks after the first dose, when vaccine efficacy is somewhere between zero and negative.) So 1 in 28 “fully vaccinated” people was infected over the four months when the vaccines were at peak effectiveness. Because vaccines work! — But story gets worse. Much worse. The researchers stratified the risk of infection by month, January through August. Here’s that chart – for the 550,000 people WITHOUT a substance use disorder, in other words the vast majority of the sample.


Time trend of incidence rates (cases/person-day) of breakthrough COVID-19 infection in patients with and without substance use disorder (SUD)

The rate of breakthrough infections rose FIVE-FOLD between July and August (and roughly 20-fold from March to August). By the way, the scale here represents the rate of breakthrough infections PER DAY. In other words, in August, those 550,000 fully vaccinated people had a roughly 1 in 200 chance of being infected each day. (Which translates into about a 7 percent chance for the month, which doesn’t match the 3.6 percent total infection rate for this group for the entire time period. It is possible the data does not cover the entire month. Nonetheless the trend could not be clearer.) As the researchers explained: A similar trend was observed in the non-SUD population: the rate of breakthrough infection steadily increased from 0 cases/person-day in January 2021 to 0.0009 cases/person-day in June 2021, and then reached 0.0049 cases/person-day in August 2021 (5.4 times faster than in June 2021)


It is simply impossible to argue about vaccine failure any more. Whether it’s because of the Delta variant, waning antibodies, or some combination, the vaccines simply don’t provide infection (and thus transmission) protection. The only studies that show anything like 80 or 90 percent protection after a few months are those the companies have funded. Maybe they provide some protection against serious cases – hospitalizations and deaths – for longer, but we don’t know how long, and that efficacy declines too.

Read more …

There is no mandate, and there are no FDA approved shots available -in America. It’s a curious game.

Joe Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Doesn’t Exist. It’s Just A Press Release (Fed.)

Yes, we’ve heard all about Joe Biden’s alleged vaccine mandate for private companies employing 100 or more people. It was all over the news even before he announced it on September 9. His announcement has jeopardized the employment of millions of Americans and increased worker shortages in critical domains such as health care. There’s only one problem. It’s all a mirage. Biden’s so-called vaccine mandate doesn’t exist — at least, not yet. So far, all we have is his press conference and other such made-for-media huff-puffing. No such rule even claiming to be legally binding has been issued yet.

That’s why nearly two dozen Republican attorneys general who have publicly voiced their opposition to the clearly unconstitutional and illegal mandate haven’t yet filed suit against it, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General confirmed for me. There is no mandate to haul into court. And that may be part of the plan. According to several sources, so far it appears no such mandate has been sent to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs yet for approval. The White House, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Department of Labor haven’t released any official guidance for the alleged mandate. There is no executive order. There’s nothing but press statements.

Despite what you may have been falsely led to believe by the media fantasy projection machine, press statements have exactly zero legal authority. “There is nothing there yet that gives employers any mandate,” Stephanie McFarland, spokeswoman for the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration, told me Oct. 6. “The president made an announcement on this asking OSHA to do it, but we’ve not yet seen anything come from it yet,” she also said. When the state agency gets any further information, she said, they’ll review it. To impose the public perception of a mandate, the Biden administration is following an unusual rule-making process it also employed earlier this year, called an emergency temporary standard (ETS).

The spring ETS rule took nearly six months to issue. Meanwhile, companies are telling reporters their vaccine mandates will have at the latest December deadlines. (For those who can’t calendar, that’s four months after Biden’s non-existent mandate was proclaimed. According to OSHA, an ETS takes up to six months to go into effect after the initial mandate is issued in the Federal Register — which, again, for the proclaimed 100-employee mandate hasn’t happened yet.) Lawyers for big business were blunt about their love for this mandate mirage: “Everybody loves this cover,” Minneapolis employment lawyer Kate Bischoff told Bloomberg Law in September. “Many were already looking down the road at doing this, but the fact that they get to blame Biden is like manna from heaven.”

Read more …

“The FDA did a bait and switch by announcing it approved its “first COVID-19 vaccine” in order to push the “vaccine” mandates and protect the Pfizer pharmaceutical company from legal liability. The Pfizer injection, on the other hand, is still considered experimental under U.S. law.”

No FDA-Approved COVID-19 Shots Available (LC)

There are currently no fully FDA-approved licensed COVID shots available. All COVID shots remain under federal Emergency Use Authorization, meaning individuals have the “option to accept or refuse” the product. On September 22, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a follow-up letter to the original approval to Pfizer pharmaceutical company that stated, “having concluded that revising this EUA is appropriate to protect the public health or safety under section 564(g)(2) of the Act, FDA is reissuing the August 23, 2021 letter of authorization in its entirety with revisions incorporated to authorize for emergency use the administration of a single booster dose of COMIRNATY.”

On page 6, footnote 12 of that letter the FDA clearly states, “Although COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) is approved to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older, there is not sufficient approved vaccine available for distribution to this population in its entirety at the time of reissuance of this EUA. Additionally, there are no products that are approved to prevent COVID-19 in individuals age 12 through 15, or to provide: an additional dose to the immunocompromised population, or a booster dose to the authorized population described in this EUA”.

On August 23, 2021, the FDA sent an approval letter to Pfizer regarding the BioNTech injection, Comirnaty. The letter states: “Under this license, you are authorized to manufacture the product, COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA, which is indicated for active immunization to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older.” The FDA did a bait and switch by announcing it approved its “first COVID-19 vaccine” in order to push the “vaccine” mandates and protect the Pfizer pharmaceutical company from legal liability. The Pfizer injection, on the other hand, is still considered experimental under U.S. law.

There is a legal difference between products approved under authorization of emergency use (EUA) compared with those the FDA has fully licensed. The FDA issued another letter for the existing Pfizer shots which confirms they are still under EUA, are not fully approved, and has a liability shield. That means people must be told the risks and benefits, and they have the “option to accept or refuse” the product. The federal Emergency Use Authorization law and the FDA, including the FDA Fact Sheet, state unequivocally that each person has the “option to accept or refuse” the shots.

Read more …

See yesterday, The Vaxx is Dead.

Covid-19 Vaccine Negative Effectiveness As Low As Minus 86% (TE)

The efficacy of all available vaccines combined is as low as – 85.71% within the 40-49 age group, and as high as – 3.4% in the 30-39 age group. This shows that the Covid-19 vaccines are making people more susceptible to catching Covid-19, rather than preventing cases of Covid-19 by the claimed 95%. By combining the numbers provided for all age groups over the age of 30, we have been able to calculate an average vaccine effectiveness of – 47.69%, and we’re definitely seeing this in the number of confirmed cases by vaccination status.


Between week 36 and week 39 of 2021 there were 41,149 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the unvaccinated over 30’s, 14,649 confirmed cases in the partly vaccinated over 30’s, and a frightening 243,373 confirmed cases in the fully vaccinated over 30’s. The new UK Health Security Agency report proves without a shadow of a doubt that the Covid-19 vaccines do not work, and actually make the recipients worse.

Read more …

“He lied and he knew it. Those who he wants to fire if they won’t follow his dictatorial Mengele-style mandate know it too; many of them see it every day because they’re health-care workers.”

No Biden, You’re Wrong (Denninger)

Yesterday Biden scolded us all about how “vax mandates work.” Well, not really. Yes, you might get people who are over-levered (their fault) and unable to erect the middle finger to “comply.” But in doing so you permanently destroyed their willingness to put 100% into their job. Now they are all pissed off, working only to the minimum required to not get fired, they hate their boss, they hate the company, they hate every screaming Karen who wagged their finger at them, they hate Biden and they’d like to see all of them bankrupt, gone, even dead. In today’s tight labor market you can’t replace them either; who are you going to hire? The bong-smoker you paid for a year to sit around and get stoned? How joyous and hopeful is such a person? Are they inclined to spend on luxuries?

Take on more leverage and build businesses, families and prosperity? When you threaten to force them to do whatever you demand again — and again — and again — even at the cost of their own health, money and life? The economic damage from this is permanent. So is firing those who won’t comply. Oh, they’ll go find something else to do — but odds are those independent thinkers are the top 5 or 10% of any organization. Get rid of them and it’s like firing five ordinary people for the one you did. Of course nobody thinks of that, but then again not many people are smart when it comes to this sort of thing. They should be — but they’re not. Never mind the defense contractors. The problem is much worse there. A handful of people are key resources. They leave, the project isn’t deliverable anymore because it can’t be completed and you can’t just go hire a replacement because of necessary security clearances.

It takes a year or more to get a new TS approved. Does that new engineer also need SCI or (god forbid) SAP access for your nice project? That takes even longer. Never mind those who “go along” and play nice-nice with your “mandate”; how sure are you they’re still loyal and not willing to stab the United States in the back? After all you just ****ed them so….. you didn’t think this through very well, did you? What happens when two months after their wife gets jabbed — because you demanded it as she’s on the health insurance plan at the company — she gets breast cancer? Now how loyal is that person? Of course there were the lies. You won’t “get” Covid if you get jabbed, so said Biden. Biden’s own government has analyzed that and found it is not true — of those over 65 as of August 7th 60% of the hospitalized Covid-19 cases were fully vaccinated. It’s almost-certainly higher now. He lied and he knew it. Those who he wants to fire if they won’t follow his dictatorial Mengele-style mandate know it too; many of them see it every day because they’re health-care workers.

Read more …

“The issue has become so politicized. There are entire groups of employees that are willing to be fired and laid off, rather than get vaccinated.”

Los Angeles County Sheriff Refuses to Enforce Vaccine Mandate (SN)

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has refused to enforce a local vaccine mandate, saying he would risk losing up to 10 per cent of his workforce if he did. After his department’s budget was cut by $145.5 million in June 2020, partly as a result of the ‘defund the police’ movement, Villanueva says he already faces losing hundreds of officers. Enforcing COVID vaccine mandates would further cripple the force at a time when homicides have surged 31 per cent in the first six months of 2021 compared to last year. “This is like the worst of two worlds right here, so we have to pick and choose,” said Villanueva, adding that he would lose 5-10 per cent of his staff “overnight” if he enacted the Los Angeles City Council’s mandate, which was passed on Wednesday. “I’m not forcing anyone,” said Villanueva.


“The issue has become so politicized. There are entire groups of employees that are willing to be fired and laid off, rather than get vaccinated.” The mandate, which is one of the strictest in the nation, goes into effect in November 4 and forces anyone wishing to enter bars, restaurants, gyms and other venues to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test. It also makes the jab compulsory for city employees, a massive problem given that 24% of the Los Angeles Police Department’s 12,000 employees last month sought religious or medical exemptions to the vaccine mandate. Villanueva’s refusal to enforce the mandate follows his insistence that mask mandates are not “backed by science” and that he wouldn’t be enforcing that either.

Read more …

“Your “vaccine” makes people sick. Soon, it will be self-evident everywhere that this “vaccine” is just another side of your boutique sickness.”

The Mark of the Beast (Jim Kunstler)

The Covid-19 spell breaks. The beast thought it was a good idea to deprive millions of their livelihoods just to get its way and force them to submit to a medical experiment conceived in the utmost bad faith. You say your “vaccine” is defeating the plague that you schemed to create and beset the world with? We know exactly what you did. We know that most of the people getting sick now are the “vaccinated.” Look what happened in Israel. Too far to see? Look right here in Vermont. Your “vaccine” makes people sick. Soon, it will be self-evident everywhere that this “vaccine” is just another side of your boutique sickness.

Meanwhile, you’ve cleverly destroyed medicine itself by forcing the firings of nurses, doctors, and the people who clean up the hospitals. The people will not forgive you for this reckless and craven stupidity. And, of course, nobody knows the long-term effects of your jabbing spree. Has every vaxed-up person got a controlled demolition underway in their organs and blood vessels? Why are there suddenly a striking number of heart attacks and strokes tallied in Great Britain? Concerning, ya think? They’re counting, at least. In America, we’re not even tracking. This now-sinister enterprise called “The Science” doesn’t really want to see any numbers, and if any happen to come up, its minions like to play games with the math, which can tell any story they want it to.

Suddenly, as if from nowhere an energy crisis is upon us — but you knew it was there all along, or you should have known. Things don’t work well when the fossil fuels get scarce or pricey or have to come from so far away that getting them is beyond your control. When these things happen, everything you need costs more and some things quit working altogether. The EU bureaucrats thought they would force a dozen countries to go “green” by sheer force of will. They thought that blocking the Nordstream 2 pipeline — designed to bring Russian natgas to the West — was a good idea. “Joe Biden’s” first act in office was to shut down the Keystone pipeline. Look now, there’s color in the treetops and the temperatures are falling. That frost on the pumpkin isn’t so charming when there’s also frost inside your windowpanes.

The lights may be going out in your house, but that will finally switch on the light in your brain. You’ve been played. The global economy of interdependent super-systems is breaking apart. It seemed like a good idea at the time when the beast put it together… the Lexus and the Olive Tree and all that reassuring bullshit… and now times have changed. Now the supply lines are choking on their own hyper-complexity as each nation in the global “community” has to contend with its own bad decisions and the fragilities they have exposed. Chinese factories don’t work so well without Australian coal. Here’s an idea: maybe someday Australia will get back to work and learn how to make something with its own coal. (America, are you alert?)

Read more …

Google translate.

Ottawa Will Ban All Unvaccinated People From Leaving Canada (Ici)

The information went unnoticed. By confirming on Wednesday an announcement already made in the middle of the summer, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his team unveiled some details concerning the compulsory vaccination for civil servants, but also for travelers. Until now, airlines have expected compulsory vaccination for all passengers who board a plane within the country. This measure will be implemented from October 30. But the federal government is preparing to go even further. Starting this fall, no one will be able to leave Canada without being properly vaccinated. Vaccination requirements will apply to all travelers aged 12 and over who are air passengers on domestic, transborder or international flights departing from a Canadian airport.

Extract from a Transport Canada press release: “In an exchange of emails, the Department of Transport confirmed to Radio-Canada that this requirement does indeed apply to all travelers, Canadians or not, who would like to leave the country from Canadian airports. We will invite operators to determine how best to leverage the appropriate tools to implement these requirements for travelers.” “There are already rules and extensive restrictions on travelers entering Canada from abroad , says Sara Johnston, spokesman for the Department of Transport. Indeed, since the beginning of September, only adequately vaccinated tourists can enter Canada. However, temporary workers and foreign students who do not have their two doses of vaccines recognized by Canadian authorities have the right to arrive, but are subject to screening tests and a 14-day quarantine.

As soon as this regulation comes into force, the latter may not be able to leave Canada. A transition period until November 30 will allow travel without being vaccinated, provided they present a negative molecular test for COVID-19 carried out in the 72 hours prior to travel. In addition, Transport Canada promises to issue new directives by that date “concerning travel restrictions for unvaccinated temporary foreign workers or foreign students who wish to take a connecting flight as part of their return trip to Canada.”

Read more …

“..banned from reading..”

Inventor of mRNA Banned By The New England Journal of Medicine (Hope)

Today, a new level of totalitarianism was reached when Dr. Robert Malone was banned from reading the New England Journal of Medicine. We are accustomed to censorship by YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook; we are accustomed to professionals getting fired for not submitting to vaccination, but this feels different. Dr. Robert Malone discovered in-vitro and in-vivo RNA transfection and invented mRNA platform technology while he was at the Salk Institute in 1988. He is thus, the father of the modern mRNA vaccine technology, and he has spoken out against its recent misuse in the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, there has been retaliation, more than one would expect in a free society. Here is a level of retribution one would typically find in Russia or China, not in the United States of America. This country used to be the model for free speech.

[..] Now it seems that a recent email from The New England Journal of Medicine has banned Dr. Robert Malone. On October 7, 2021, Dr. Malone reported the following: “For your information, I have now been banned from reading the New England Journal of Medicine. They have blocked my IP address. I wonder how many others have been blocked?” I wonder, was Professor Albert Einstein ever locked out of his office at Princeton? I know that many did not understand the complex equations he wrote, even the sharpest physicists of his day. It was only AFTER real-world experiments such as the total eclipse of the sun in 1919. This eclipse proved his calculation from his Relativity Theory that gravity could bend sunlight. Moreover, it made him a worldwide celebrity.

However, Dr. Malone’s predictions about mRNA vaccine technology have not yet come to pass. When they do, perhaps he too will be accorded the same respect as Einstein. But does the world truly have to await the harsh results? Can’t we be a little bit smarter this time?

Read more …

“He who pays the piper calls the tune, you know. And if you receive funding from abroad, there are strong reasons to believe you are taking orders from those who pay you.”

Bellingcat Officially Labelled ‘Foreign Agent’ By Moscow (RT)

The Russian Ministry of Justice has included Netherlands-based digital investigations team Bellingcat in a list of ‘foreign agents’ published on Friday, along with journalists working for US state-run media RFERL and the UK’s BBC. In a statement, officials in Moscow confirmed that the organization, founded by British blogger Eliot Higgins in 2014, was among the outlets handed the designation, along with American-owned online current affairs site MNews. Nine individuals were also labelled ‘foreign agents,’ including employees of the Russian arm of the BBC, RFERL, 7×7 and television channel Dozhd. Dozhd, also known as TV Rain, was given the same status as an organization in August. Bellingcat has won a number of awards, in the West, for investigations into a number of issues, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over the east of Ukraine and the alleged poisoning of jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny.

However, Russian officials insist that the group maintains close ties to Western spy agencies and receives confidential information to form the basis of its revelations. Russia’s foreign intelligence chief Sergey Naryshkin said in August that Bellingcat “is needed to exert pressure either on the country, or on individuals and legal entities.” Bellingcat is funded by the US government, through the National Endowment for Democracy, and reportedly maintains financial ties to the British and Dutch governments, alleging that it reserves its harshest criticism for politically convenient opponents of those nations, most prominently Russia. Others have also claimed that confidential information used by the group as part of their investigations had likely been passed on by Western intelligence agencies in order to publish their narrative without their direct involvement. Bellingcat denies these charges and maintains that it is independent.

Groups handed the ‘foreign agent’ designation are required to include it prominently in their published materials when operating in Russia. Bellingcat, however, has little if any footprint within the country, working through affiliated organizations. While there has been an outcry in recent weeks over a sharp increase in the number of groups and media outlets branded with the status, the Russian government insists that it is a proportionate response to attempts to interfere in the country’s domestic affairs. “If you get money from abroad to partake in domestic political activities – say so explicitly,” Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. “He who pays the piper calls the tune, you know. And if you receive funding from abroad, there are strong reasons to believe you are taking orders from those who pay you.”

Read more …

“..within the framework of the existing contracts..”

Russia Is Not To Blame For Soaring Gas Prices – Merkel (RT)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected suggestions that the increased price of gas is due to Russian policy. Instead she has pointed the finger at the EU’s own approach asking whether the bloc could have acted differently. Speaking on Wednesday, Merkel noted that Russia has never refused to deliver gas and has fulfilled its contractual obligations. “That’s why we should ask the question: was enough gas ordered, or is the high price at the moment maybe the reason for not ordering so much?” Merkel asked, according to London’s Financial Times. The European Union has sought to move gas trading to the spot market in recent years, whereas Russia has consistently preferred long-term contracts, often as long as 25 years.


Russian President Vladimir Putin has pointed at the reluctance of the bloc to sign longer deals as a cause for rising prices. The view of outgoing Chancellor Merkel was also reflected on Wednesday by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who recalled that Russian gas corporation Gazprom is pumping as much gas as it can “within the framework of the existing contracts,” insisting that Moscow is playing no role in the raised prices. In September, a group of around 40 members of the European Parliament called on the EU to investigate Gazprom, alleging that it was abusing its dominant position on the market by deliberately pushing the value up. It was suggested that Moscow is intentionally limiting gas supplies to Europe as a means to speed the launch of the controversial pipeline Nord Stream 2, which was recently completed.

Read more …

Is this what they call “woke”?

Tesla Move Came After California Legislator Tweeted ‘f-k Elon Musk’ (SFGate)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed Friday that his company’s move to Texas was, in part, inspired by a California lawmaker’s incendiary tweet to him. The tweet in question? “F—k Elon Musk,” from progressive California Assemblywoman Lorena S. Gonzalez. Musk’s confirmation came in response to a fawning Tesla blog post, claiming that “Musk selflessly tried to resist the actions of the government” by reopening a Fremont factory in violation of Alameda County’s COVID-19 precautions in 2020. For context, Musk sued the county over the stay-at-home order that shut down the company’s factory, and dropped the suit 11 days later.


The Tesla fan blog — headlined “Tesla Moved its HQ to Texas Following Explicit Offer from California Assemblywoman” — calls out Gonzalez for tweeting out an expletive to Musk, saying the tweet “indicates serious problems in the apparatus of the state.” Musk tweeted, in response to the article and its headline, “Exactly.” Gonzalez was nonplussed, tweeting that the CEO “makes too much of his money from taxpayer subsidies in CA to pull out.” This comment is in reference to the fact that Tesla will keep its California factories. “And, yes, he’s still awful,” she added on Twitter. “Worth $200 billion & left his janitors hanging during the pandemic.” She later tweeted screenshots of her being harassed on Twitter and Instagram by Tesla enthusiasts.

Read more …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support the Automatic Earth in virustime; donate with Paypal, Bitcoin and Patreon.

 

Home Forums Debt Rattle October 9 2021

Viewing 27 posts - 41 through 67 (of 67 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #89626
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Susmarie pulled together a bunch of concepts and hit it out of the park in one comment, including:

    “Placeholders are not the core IDEA – which is always UNIVERSAL, which is always pure TRUTH. Resonating BEYOND labels. The spark of all sparks. THE POWER IS IN THE PEOPLE.

    Choose. Choose wisely. LOVE to All.

    Well done!!

    #89627

    For a vaccinated person, if they get Covid (while the vaccine still works and with the right variant) it can multiply in their respiratory lining but once it crosses into the blood stream the spike protein antibodies would keep it from doing major damage. So they would have a sizable viral load and be able to infect others but wouldn’t suffer the worst effects themselves.

    This is possible, but by no means assured. “..while the vaccine still works” is already a slippery slope. It may be more “enlightening” to think back to how the “vaccines” were originally promoted. And still are by many sources. Is it already 2 months ago that Biden and Fauci said: take the jab and you won’t get infected, or is it less than that?

    Saying: “..this will turn you into a potentially huge source of infection for your children, your loved ones and friends, but at least you may get less sick yourself..” is something every second hand car salesman would have stayed away from. Also, once the spikes get into the blood stream, I would think things are pretty much up for grabs. You better hope your T cells are strong enough.

    #89628
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    “Visitors to federal buildings”

    Does that include federal buildings that tourists enter? Include, for example, visitors centers at national parks? Anyone who enters a federal court building?
    Or just visitors who are coming as a part of their job?

    #89629
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Ok, still entirely flabbergasted that anyone is defending the so-called vaccines that aren’t protecting anyone from getting and spreading a virus. Perhaps the so-called vaccines have a short-term reduction in seriousness of infection. (I personally question that but since numbers are flagrantly fudged, who knows).

    But seriously, WTF are you thinking when you defend these things? Are you thinking of the 10s of thousands of vaxxed dead people? The 100s of thousands who can’t walk without falling over? Can’t talk? Can’t see? Can’t hear? Are stroked out and disabled for life? Dying of cancer prematurely? Miscarried babies? Women who bleed for weeks on end? Have serious heart problems? Life threatening bleeding disorders? Serious question, what are you thinking?

    Darkmatter: please, enlighten those of us who are concerned about people we love who got injected. What is the long-term effect of these so-called vaccines on the human body?

    Thank you.

    #89630
    zerosum
    Participant

    7. What is happening Behind the curtain
    People that have herd immunity are getting vaccinated.
    Vaccines not working as advertised, vaxxed are getting sick right and left, some seriously so.
    The “control” group
    If the vaccine only provides protection for two months do the risks from the vaccine go away after two months as well?

    ———-
    Mandate: get vaccinated or get fired is causing production problems. The workaholic just put on the brakes. Nothing productive will get done. Too many people will be changing their minds and doing, “Not my job. Not my responsibility. Not sticking my neck out”.

    #89631
    chooch
    Participant

    It is interesting, I was listening to a podcast of a Dr. (I believe he was from South Africa) who successfully treated covid patients with combination of steroids, antihistamines and aspirin. His trigger for aggressive treatment was shortness of breath and low oxygen. He was treating on the basis that it was systemic allergic response to the spike protein.

    It reminded me of when my son was young and the Doc told us that we had take him out of school because she was running out of options to control his asthma and chronic infections. I remember reading about JFK health issues and how cortisone negatively impacted his health. I further researched this only to come to the realization that we may have permanently damaged his immune system since prednisone was the go to medication to get the asthma under control. After realizing this we found alternate ways to support his immune system. In high school, he was still missing 30 days a year due to sickness. Finally, it started to taper in college. Its been a long twenty years but his immune system is function normally now.

    So a friend of ours was recently hospitalized with Covid. We offered her IVM, but she was leery about it. She got scared as her symptoms worsened and she went to the ER and was admitted. We told her to ask for antibodies and they said the Biden administration was rationing them and they didn’t have any in the moment. We told her not to go on Remdesivir, she didn’t. Told to ask for D,C, zinc. they did do that and they put her on steroids and oxygen and she is out of the woods and back home.

    As I revisit this, it turns out steroids are able to suppress NK cytotoxicity, which must be suppressing the storm that is associated with a severe case. Things that make you go Hmmmm.

    #89632
    Clueless Honky
    Participant

    My best guess, and it’s only a guess, is that we are headed into some very dark times. Much darker than what we’ve experienced so far.

    It would serve us well to maintain as much trust and respect as possible between ourselves and our families, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances (while acknowledging that in some instances, it simply is not possible). Especially considering that we who question the mainstream narrative are seemingly being set up as scapegoats for so much future trouble.

    I’ve read TAE practically every day for the last 1 ½ years. I don’t see how anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis could not be frustrated with the mainstream narrative. We live in absolutely maddening times. Undoubtedly.

    However, just because we are completely justified in being frustrated does not necessarily justify our taking out of that frustration on those around us. But I notice multiple commentators here that:

    1) Cop quite an attitude towards others, even those that mostly agree with them on everything else.
    2) Do not listen to others actual points, but simply respond with their own frustration about everything else.

    If that is how we behave around folks that agree with us most of the time, then I would hate to see how those behaviors are around folks who actually disagree with us most of the time.

    If you’re feeling frustrated now, well, more than likely, the future will give you plenty more opportunities to be so.

    I pray that the following turns out to be an exaggeration: that maintaining such trust and respect with others may be required for our own survival and for the survival of those we love.

    I recognize that many of us feel like it is time to fight. None of what I wrote above is to dissuade someone from that. On the contrary. Finding and maintaining allies has always been part of fighting.

    I am incredibly grateful for TAE and its commentators for offering alternatives to the mainstream narrative these last couple of years.

    #89633
    Germ
    Participant
    #89634
    Dora
    Participant

    @ ctbarnum

    Thanks for the link to ‘The Fear Pandemic and the Crisis of Capitalism.’ What he describes is similar to the way plague laws were used in earlier centuries to consolidate financial and political power in northern Europe’s countries.

    Here’s a book review of “The Edge of the World” by Micheal Pye:

    Book Review: The Edge of the World by Michael Pye

    These two separate paras seems relevant to what we’re experiencing today with our new “plague laws”.

    “Plague justified the rules that kept a person in her place. . . . We’ve seen how plague became the reason, just like terrorism today, for social regulation, for saying how children must behave, for taking a worker’s right to choose what work he wanted, for deciding which of the poor are worthy of help and which are just wastrels. Plague enforced frontiers that were otherwise wonderfully insecure, and made our movements and travels conditional. It helped to make the state a physical reality, and gave it ambitions.”

    and

    The next-to-last chapter in The Edge of the World is about “The Plague Laws,” beginning with the Black Death in the 1300s. Pye writes, “This medieval horror had very long consequences. It is the start of the process we still know of anxious, insistent social controls, of policing lives; and what goes with it, an official suspicion of the poor and the workless, who are never just unfortunate. Our nightmares begin with their nightmares, in the 1340s.” It turns out that plagues helped fuel the rise of a centralized nation-state, and with it the centralized control of labor and taxation, and the concentration of cash flows and capital.

    #89635
    Rototillerman
    Participant

    Here is the spike protein calculation:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1422019735412088834.html

    #89636
    TAE Summary
    Participant

    @upstateNYer
    I’m not defending the vaccines, just trying to understand what is going on. If there is some short term advantage to some people I want to understand that. Even if there is I don’t think anyone should take them because of the chances for short and long term adverse affects and because there are better treatments available. I fully agree that they are harmful and lethal to a lot of people and that we don’t know the long term effects and they should be banned. But let’s not get to the point where anything that we think smacks or vaccine approval can’t be investigated.

    #89637
    redshift
    Participant

    The Power is in the System, but it is a System of People. 😉

    The system, being the whole, has the biggest mass, thus, the biggest inertia, it takes way more energy to change the trajectory of the system than to change the trajectory of one individual. How many individuals need to change trajectory for the trajectory of the system to change too? I guess that depends on the inner product of their trajectories.

    #89638
    chooch
    Participant

    Rototillerman,

    “23/The question for all that is how an IM injection can lead to LNP/mRNA or spike proteins into the circulatory system. Some Doctors say its not possible, they are too big but don’t mention Transcytosis“

    Sweet. This will be helpful. I believe this to be the orthodoxy/dogma among most scientists and doctors therefore it’s not getting the scrutiny it should. Thanks.

    #89639
    chooch
    Participant

    Or, systems tend to sacrifice the periphery to save the core and the core of this system is rotten. We will learn to live outside the system, it will be harder but relationships with people will be strengthened and we will be happier.

    #89640
    teri
    Participant

    @ phoenixvoice;

    “Visitors to federal buildings
    Does that include federal buildings that tourists enter? Include, for example, visitors centers at national parks? Anyone who enters a federal court building?
    Or just visitors who are coming as a part of their job?”

    From what I can tell, it all depends on various nitty-gritty details that are written to confuse and bewilder the general public. For instance, the Task Force guidelines about federal and contract employees reads that if there is an event hosted by some federal agency and more than 50 people (even those who are just members of the public) will be there, the event has to be approved by the head of that agency, who can (randomly, I gather) decide what the requirements will be. Regardless of the number of attendees, the basic rule is that everyone attending any meeting, conference or event at a federal building has to provide proof of vaccine or a negative Covid test from within the last 3 days. If they refuse to provide vaccine status or are not fully vaccinated, they have to have the negative Covid test and are also required to wear a face mask and do social distancing.

    Then they also say that in general to visit federal buildings, everyone has to have proof of vaccine or negative Covid test results, but even with a negative Covid test, if you are not vaccinated you’ll have to wear a mask and socially distance.

    That being said, there are still other caveats, such as exactly which agency runs the building you want to visit. National parks have their own thing going on, as do places like the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian. I think most of the public recreation places like museums and parks are not requiring vaccine status right now, but do have masking rules. Also, there are federal buildings that have to follow the guidelines for the state where they are located, which may be slightly different from the federal guidelines.

    But then there is a big carve-out for “members of the public entering a federal building to obtain a public service or benefit”. Who these people might be is not specified. I would guess (this really is just a guess) they mean someone going to apply for SS disability, VA benefits, or the like, and maybe people who are going to a federal courthouse for a court case. They do not have to show vaccine status or a negative Covid test.

    It is really very confusing. But if you want to go to a national park or museum, I guess just look up their rules on the pertinent website beforehand. If you want to tour the CIA headquarters in Langley, I think you can assume you need a vaccine card or a negative Covid test. If your boss is sending you to the “Business Roundtable Forum on Bringing Fun Back into the Workplace Through Pole-dancing” and it’s being held at a federal building, I think you can assume you need a vaccine card or negative test.

    It’s all a mystery.

    #89641
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    It’s all a mystery.

    And so it shall remain, as long as everyone is seperated into CULTS. Left (Obama) vs. Right (Cheeto), BLM vs. Western “civilization”, AGW, Anaarchists, Marxists, Norteños vs. Sureños, psychopath criminals vs. normal society, TPTB vs. reality, U$ Inc. Empire vs. Rule of Law ad infinitum…

    The IDEA can NEVER be realized/reestablished without a unified culture, which was how the IDEA became reality in 1776.

    Multiculturalism has always resulted in the death of nation states/empires, for the entire history of the human existence ~ It is the antithesis of the IDEA, due to the inevitable infection of tribalism/cults.

    I give the odds of the IDEA becoming de facto reality in America at about 1 in a million, which is probably being optimistic…

    Hell, even “medical” professionals can’t do the right thing (i.e. adhering to their Hippocratic Oaths), following orders to kill as many as possible currently, with a handful of holdouts (God bless you Dr. Day et al.).

    Does anyone really expect entranced cultists to abandon their tribe(s), embrace those they hate & choose the IDEA?!?

    From my vantage it looks the same as it has for 25+ years: Everyone fighting for control of totalitarian power, to advance their fantastical/psychopathic cult ideologies.

    You really think anyone with POWER over the sociopath demoRAT/GOPher cults, that actually run the “system” (Obama, Cheeto, Slow Joe, Clintons, Bushes et al.), want the IDEA to return? 😐

    No, given the psyops run since the rise of the Bush/Clinton crime family, THIS is more likely what they’re thinking/planning:

    #89642
    John Day
    Participant

    Thanks for the music video, Polder Dweller. “They all wear wanker’s hats.”
    Chooch: Yes, JFK got puffy from steroids to treat his Addison’s disease.
    Corticosteroids, mostly the analogs we use are used to suppress immune response in autoimmune disorders and COVID cytokine storm. It’s a regular thing, but there are so many different little arms and pathways and control loops of immune response that there is always more to learn.
    Dr.D I noticed that you called me “Mr.Day” you wascawy wascaw, so I won’t answer what I’m gonna’ do. Don’t know, anyway. Waiting for the obvious-sign to pop up.

    #89643
    John Day
    Participant

    @Clueless Honky:
    I very much like your style. Speaking the truth politely and persistently, without invective, and with some restraint, as you only say what you can fully support.

    It is not hard to make a lot more sense than the current vaccines-for-everybody-is-the-only-solution narrative. It’s good to be seen as reasonable and reliable at the point that a paradigm is breaking.

    Be Walter Cronkite reporting on the Tet offensive , Honky Cat!

    #89644
    John Day
    Participant

    Thanks Veracious Poet. Blessings are more like tools than magic-carpets, I think.
    The blessing gives me a lot of work to do, sometimes working all night as I lie awake.
    Thursday night was blessed that way, for instance.
    Jenny and I slept well in Yoakum last night and enjoyed gardening in the cooler 85 degrees and drier 85% humidity today. The sun is milder, too.

    What does a “wanker’s hat” look like, I wonder…

    #89645
    John Day
    Participant

    @Teri: Are you a benevolent form of artificial intelligentsia, something like Glenda-the-Good”
    How can you do so much research and organize it so well?
    @ Doc Robinson: Fine form, as usual, Sir, and all from first-principles, too!

    @ Ilargi: I bet your mom is proud of you for hanging out with such a better crowd these days!

    #89646
    John Day
    Participant

    @Germ: Yeoman’s work again. Thanks for migrating your comments here and carrying so much of the workload, and for the information about obtaining dangerous livestock deworming agents from The Jewel in the Crown…

    #89647
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ VP

    “which was how the IDEA became reality in 1776.”

    Except…the entire populace of the American colonies weren’t enamored of the idea of independence. There was division over it. Many supported their king. Many were scared of destabilizing the then existing system. Many simply supported whoever was locally in power. Many supported whoever they thought was more likely in that moment would win.

    The Declaration of Independence was still just an idea — no reality until years later wen the Brits lost the war. We look back and see something idyllic — but that was not tgeir reality.

    #89648
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    What it seems the powerful and greedy really want, and yes, they will use “plague” laws to get what they want to tame hyperinflation that will be followed closely by deflation. Though it will be difficult with a 99.76% survival rate.

    https://i.redd.it/2yufm73rnir71.jpg

    #89649
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    Ghoul elites.

    #89650
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Except…the entire populace of the American colonies weren’t enamored of the idea of independence. There was division over it. Many supported their king. Many were scared of destabilizing the then existing system. Many simply supported whoever was locally in power. Many supported whoever they thought was more likely in that moment would win.

    The Declaration of Independence was still just an idea — no reality until years later wen the Brits lost the war. We look back and see something idyllic — but that was not tgeir reality.

    Why of course, but there’s always those that are too lazy/scared to fight the system, those that worship the system, along with those that fear and/or refuse to believe the IDEA is possible.

    Those numbers were small compared to the feral mongrels of 2021 America.

    But, they were still one culture & many switched sides to support the Colonists’ Revolt after publication of the Declaration of Independence.

    President of Congress John Hancock sent a broadside to General George Washington, instructing him to have it proclaimed “at the Head of the Army in the way you shall think it most proper”. Washington had the Declaration read to his troops in New York City on July 9, with thousands of British troops on ships in the harbor. Washington and Congress hoped that the Declaration would inspire the soldiers, and encourage others to join the army. After hearing the Declaration, crowds in many cities tore down and destroyed signs or statues representing royal authority. An equestrian statue of King George in New York City (still British controlled) was pulled down and the lead used to make musket balls…

    The fabric to build a movement like the Colonists’ Natural Law Revolution + a Democratic Republic therein would be clearly an impossibility today. No such agreed upon social norms & core identity could ever be derived from America’s ignorant, divided, disloyal, effeminate, selfish & anti-spiritual multi-culture. Only a fool would believe such a thing…

    The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 MEN that put their lives on the line, who surely would have been executed for crimes against the crown if they lost. Being drawn & quartered is not a fate I would wish on my worst enemy, not even Islamic terrorists.

    Moreover, the Declaration of Independence is dividing line in history, IMO the most important document in mankind’s history.

    Most sheeple today hardly even know it exists (as the charter of the USofA) & would scoff at the idea that it has any significance today, when it is clearly America’s last best hope…

    Following the miraculous victory at Yorktown, many (most) known Loyalists/Torries were removed from the country, their property seized, along with several losing their lives in the process for turning their backs on their countrymen.

    Nothing short of a defined Us vs. Them mindset gave rise to the formerly greatest nation in history.

    Today if it feelz wrong (uncomfortable) the enemy is able to use that to run roughshod over the peeps, going so far as allowing an invasion of illegal aliens that bring nothing except crime, gangs, dependency, disease & prior established loyalty (Vatican city).

    2020 ~ RIP USofA

    #89651
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    “ Nothing short of a defined Us vs. Them mindset gave rise to the formerly greatest nation in history.”

    God help us all.

    #89682
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    RE: “The IDEA can NEVER be realized/reestablished without a unified culture, which was how the IDEA became reality in 1776.”

    You say a unified culture is required, but that doesn’t mean 100% at the start. How many from “the center” would be needed to unify in the first wave – to initiate the reclamation process?

    You assume that there is only one IDEA? Could it not take a series to get to the ONE?

    What if UNITY (in the first phases) comes through rejection? When we reject the Red or Blue, Left or Right, U$ Inc. Empire or Rule of Law, and the many other things that divide us, we eventually come to learn that we are rejecting the Dividers and not each other. When “the center” comes to this understanding we have UNITY against the Dividers. We have POWER in that fight.

    The IDEA exists/lives in the Soul/Hearts of ALL individuals. Like seeds, that lay dormant until the right conditions present for them to sprout, develop, and grow. In that process an IDEA is realized.

    WE create a unified culture in real time by working TOGETHER to re-form/form a more permanent UNION that serves the needs of WE THE PEOPLE. In this Way WE UNITE in the effort to accomplish our shared goals. Our differences exist but are no longer the overwhelming/overarching, central focus.

    “God help us all.” We ALLready have what we need. Now it’s up to us to step up in any/every way possible.

    There is much to be GRATEFUL for. There are many good people out there. I will remain positive and focused with LOVE as my mantra.

Viewing 27 posts - 41 through 67 (of 67 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.