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Is Europe Getting Crushed By Variant Completely Immune To Covid Shots? (Blaze)
VAERS: 100s Of Serious Adverse Events The CDC And FDA Kept Hidden (Kirsch)
EU Lists Rare Spinal Condition As Side-effect Of J&J Covid-19 Shot (R.)
New Vax Science Shows Mandates Unwise (McCaughey)
Austria Province To Place Millions Of Unvaxxed In Covid Lockdown (G.)
Asean Reported Over 30,000 New Covid-19 Cases On Wednesday (NT)
Long Covid Doesn’t Exist, Volume One Zillion (Berenson)
Missouri Governor Seeks Benefits For Those Who Defy Federal Vaxx Mandates (JTN)
Moderna To Test Covid-19 Vaccine On Infants As Young As 6 Months Old (Blaze)
FDA Recalls Millions Of Covid Test Kits Over False Positives (RT)
UK Vaccine Mandate May Force 123,000 out of Health Care Sector (ET)

 

 

 

 

“Isn’t it amazing that HCQ, IVM, and Pfizer’s PAXLOVID ($72per pill) all inhibit the same SARS 3CLpro enzyme to inhibit replication? Weird that two are “snake oil” and the expensive one will get EUA.”

 

 

This sort of analysis is entirely meaningless if you don’t also look at vaccine effects. As is, pure speculation.

Is Europe Getting Crushed By Variant Completely Immune To Covid Shots? (Blaze)

With a 62.7% vaccination rate, Austria not only has a higher rate than the U.S., but most of the population has been vaccinated relatively recently, which should give those people better protection. Yet the country is experiencing its most prolific outbreak ever, as we are seeing across the globe, with a near-perfect inverse relationship between vaccination rates and COVID case rates. Now, Austria and other European countries are staring down the barrel of a completely new mutation, which German researchers believe might be completely immune to the vaccine-mediated antibodies. According to Our World in Data, the Central European countries and the Baltic states currently have the highest case rates per capita in the world.

Most of them have higher case rates per million people than the U.S. ever had, but nearly all of them have recently been vaccinated. Slovenia now has over 1,300 cases per million, more than six times the rate in the U.S. Its vaccination rate is comparable to ours, except that most people were more recently vaccinated, which, if anything, should give them more immunity. Other Central and Eastern European states getting hammered have lower vaccination rates, but the Baltic states have higher rates. Then, of course, there is Ireland, with the highest vaccination rate in the EU, yet cases are surging, particularly in the parts of the country that have near 100% vaccination among adults. We already know from the U.K. data, the most granular and continuous of all world data, that the vaccine has negative efficacy against cases and increasingly low efficacy against critical illness, as over 82% of all deaths are among the vaccinated, according to the most recent weekly report from the U.K. Health Security Agency data.

Now, according to a new study, Europe is likely experiencing a wave of a new variant that is completely immune to all the shots, a wave that will make anyone in the U.S. who has not experienced prior infection and does not have a plan for early treatment susceptible to serious illness. Trial Site News is reporting on a study from German and Czech researchers who conducted genomic analysis from samples in the border region between Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. They found that the predominant strain is no longer Delta. It is, in fact, a sublineage of the U.K.’s Alpha SARS-CoV-2 variant, known as B.1.1.7, and is likely responsible for the rapid surge throughout Europe. They believe it is the predominant strain in the Czech Republic, Austria, and Slovakia and that this mutant is “3.2 fold less sensitive to vaccine-elicited antibodies as compared to other B.1.1.7 variants tested, indicating potential for immune evasion.”

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“They can’t admit that they missed the signals now because that would be an admission they missed them before.”

VAERS: 100s Of Serious Adverse Events The CDC And FDA Kept Hidden (Kirsch)

In a brand new VAERS data analysis performed by our friend Albert Benavides (aka WelcomeTheEagle88), we found hundreds of serious adverse events that were completely missed by the CDC that should have been mentioned in the informed consent document that are given to patients. And we found over 200 symptoms that occur at a higher relative rate than myocarditis (relative to all previous vaccines over the last 5 years). All together, there were over 4,000 VAERS adverse event codes that were elevated by these vaccines by a factor of 10 or more over baseline that the CDC should have warned people about.

As of November 1, 2021, there have been more adverse events reported for the COVID vaccines than for all 70+ vaccines combined since they started tracking adverse events 30 years ago. That’s a stunning statistic, nobody can deny it, but nobody in the mainstream medical community (or mainstream media) seems to care much. It’s not even worth noting in passing. Wow. Here’s what the evidence shows:

• The COVID vaccines are the most dangerous vaccines in human history. They are 800 times more deadly than the smallpox vaccine which was the previous record holder. The vaccines have killed over 150,000 Americans and permanently disabled even more. They don’t make sense for anyone of any age. The younger you are, the worse it gets. For kids, it is estimated that we kill 117 kids for every COVID death we prevent. •The Pfizer 6 month trial showed the drug can save 1 life for every 22,000 people vaccinated. It also appeared from the trial that the drug killed more people than it saved (there were 20 deaths in the treatment group vs. 14 in placebo after unblinding). So we are “saving” fewer than 10,000 lives at the expense of over 150,000 deaths. In short, we kill 15 people to save 1. That’s incredibly stupid. But nobody in the Biden administration wants to meet with our team. They basically don’t want to hear the truth. Instead, they focus on deplatforming and censoring us which are techniques that are effective when the data doesn’t work out for you.

• Both the FDA and CDC have proven inept in spotting safety signals. They can’t even compute the VAERS URF which is a number that is required for any serious risk-benefit analysis. So the FDA and CDC outside committee members are all flying blind in approving the vaccines. Even after this deficiency is pointed out in the public comments by yours truly (and direct emails to the committee members), it makes no difference. We are ignored. The CDC safety monitoring is so bad that they even admitted at the last ACIP meeting that it was the DoD that spotted the myocarditis signal. So the FDA and CDC have basically been batting .000 in terms of spotting safety signals that have been sitting in plain sight the entire time.

• They can’t admit that they missed the signals now because that would be an admission they missed them before. So they will try to discredit this article with ad hominem attacks (this is a technique used to win an argument when you cannot win on the evidence). • The serious events we highlight below are all consistent with the mechanism of action that Robert Malone and I first described in the Darkhorse podcast. Namely, that the spike protein that is produced in response to the delivery of the mRNA is cytotoxic and results in blood clots, inflammation and scarring throughout your body which then creates a wider range of severe adverse events than any vaccine in human history.

• The medical community is trained by the CDC to believe the vaccines are safe, so they interpret all the adverse events as not vaccine related. But if it wasn’t the vaccine that caused all these events, what was it? What’s worse is they tell their patients, “this is all in your head” or that “your baby died because you had a genetic defect.” • In general, patients believe their doctors and never figure out where to get a cytokine panel to discover that they are vaccine injured (go to www.covidlonghaulers.com to get the cytokine panel and IncellDx to get the spike protein assay). So people never learn how to rid their body of the spike protein either (see my article on vaccine treatment for the drugs they use to do this) which is the first step in the road to recovery.

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100s and 1.

EU Lists Rare Spinal Condition As Side-effect Of J&J Covid-19 Shot (R.)

Europe’s drug regulator on Thursday recommended adding a rare type of spinal inflammation called transverse myelitis as a side-effect of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Reports of this serious neurological illness was also at the heart of trial halts in the early stages of development for both AstraZeneca and J&J’s shots, which are based on similar technology. Giving updates on the safety of all coronavirus shots, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it was assessing reports of a rare blood condition known as capillary leak syndrome (CLS) following inoculation with Moderna’s MRNA.O vaccine.


The EMA said it had recorded six cases of CLS and was assessing all data, but it was not yet clear if there was a causal association between the reports and the vaccine. In CLS, fluids leak from the smallest blood vessels causing swelling and a drop in blood pressure. The condition has also been studied with vaccines from AstraZeneca and J&J. The EMA said there was currently not enough evidence of a possible link between rare cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) and mRNA-based vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The regulator is reviewing if approved coronavirus vaccines could cause MIS. The syndrome is a serious but rare condition in which different body parts become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.

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“The vaccinated had just as much viral load in their upper respiratory tract, making them just as contagious.”

New Vax Science Shows Mandates Unwise (McCaughey)

New scientific findings in the prestigious Lancet Infectious Diseases journal blow a hole in the argument that workers need to get vaccinated to protect those around them. The findings prove the foolishness of forcing police and other public employees to get jabbed or lose their pay. And President Joe Biden should retract his order to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to compel large employers to mandate vaccines. The journal reported Thursday that COVID-19 vaccines have “minimal” impact on preventing transmission of the delta strain. Delta is the COVID strain currently causing over 99% of U.S. cases. Vaccines protect the people getting the shots from serious illness, but they don’t stop the delta variant from spreading to others.

Don’t get me wrong. Americans should choose to get vaccinated. The key word is “choose.” Though shots are no guarantee against getting infected and spreading it to others, they provide significant protection (90% or more) against hospitalization and death. I’m triple jabbed. Choosing not to get vaccinated is choosing to risk your own life. The health risk to others is minimal. Most vaccines — against polio, smallpox, measles and other diseases — prevent infection and spread. But not COVID-19 vaccines. Now that the battle is against the delta variant, they’ve become disease-tamers rather than infection preventers. Governors and mayors from Maine to Los Angeles are demanding that public employees, and even nurses and doctors, hailed just months ago as heroes, get vaxxed or go without a job.

Just as politicians don’t read the bills before voting on them, they don’t keep up with science but still want to tell the rest of us what to do. The groundbreaking findings in Lancet show that fully vaccinated people who came down with COVID infected others in their household at the same rate (about 25%) as unvaccinated people did (about 23%). The vaccinated had just as much viral load in their upper respiratory tract, making them just as contagious.

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Think the Austrians don’t know this? “The vaccinated had just as much viral load in their upper respiratory tract, making them just as contagious.”

Austria Province To Place Millions Of Unvaxxed In Covid Lockdown (G.)

Austria is set to place millions of people not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in lockdown in a matter of days as infections soar to record highs and intensive care units face an increasing strain. The country’s worst-affected province of Upper Austria plans to introduce a lockdown for the unvaccinated from Monday next week following recommendations from medical experts. Europe is once again “at the epicentre” of the pandemic with Covid cases at or surpassing record levels due to uneven vaccine coverage and a relaxation of preventive measures, the World Health Organization said last week, adding that 500,000 more deaths are forecast in the region by February. Coronavirus deaths rose by 10% across the continent over the past week, making it the only world region where both Covid-19 cases and deaths are steadily increasing, according to a WHO report.


Austrian regional governor Thomas Stelzer described the situation as “dramatic” and said a lockdown would be introduced “provided there is a legal green light from the federal government or the federal government creates the legal basis”, the Austria Press Agency reports. The province has the lowest vaccination rate and the highest infection rate of Austria’s nine provinces, according to government data. Austria has the lowest vaccination rate of any western European country apart from Liechtenstein, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Those who are not vaccinated will have restrictions placed on their daily movements, including bans from restaurants, hotels, hairdressing salons and large public events.

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Yeah, we really need Bolsonaro as the voice of reason. Thanks, guys.

Bolsonaro Confronts WHO Chief: ‘People Are Dying After the Second Dose’

A new clip has emerged of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confronting WHO head Tedros Adhanom about COVID-19 restrictions and asking why people are still dying of COVID after the second dose of the vaccine. The discussion took place during the recent G20 summit of global leaders in Rome. Challenging Adhanom on vaccine passports, Bolsonaro asserted that, “All over the world, there are people who need to work to feed themselves.” He added that lockdown measures have destabilized the global economy, warning that if it continues, “the economy will collapse.” Adhanom said he didn’t want more lockdowns and agreed that the vaccine passport scheme was “discrimination,” but only while vaccine rates in some countries were still low.

“In Brazil, many who get the second dose are getting COVID,” said Bolsonaro, to which the WHO head responded by saying the vaccine doesn’t stop the spread of COVID but reduces the risk of serious illness and death. “In Brazil, many who got the second dose are dying,” Bolsonaro clarified, to which Adhanom responded by saying underlying diseases were to blame. Bolsonaro then decried his inability to stop mandatory vaccinations for children, to which Adhanom responded by saying the WHO doesn’t support giving the vaccine to children. The Brazilian President then lamented how whenever he asks questions about the vaccine, he is accused of putting out “fake news.” “Our hands are tied, the lives of our children are at stake,” said Bolsonaro. When he asked Adhanom about the origin of COVID-19, Adhanom laughed and said, “We are still studying it.”

Bolsonaro has long been skeptical of the vaccine and COVID-19 lockdown measures. After arriving for the UN General Assembly in September, he was forced to eat pizza on the sidewalk because he is not vaccinated and therefore banned from indoor dining in New York. Bolsonaro has repeatedly championed the drug hydroxychloroquine, asserting that, “If hydroxychloroquine hadn’t been politicized, a lot more lives could have been saved.” The Brazilian President caught coronavirus himself in July 2020, but said he was able to recover quickly thanks to his past as an “athlete” in the army. He also pointed to hydroxychloroquine as having aided his swift recovery.

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Just wanted to point out Indonesia: 227 million people, 480 new cases, 14 deaths, widespread use of ivermectin.

Asean Reported Over 30,000 New Covid-19 Cases On Wednesday (NT)

The number of Covid-19 cases crossed 13.48 million across Southeast Asia, with 30,200 new cases reported on Wednesday (November 10), higher than Tuesday’s tally at 27,613. New deaths are at 370, increasing from Tuesday’s number of 310. Total Covid-19 deaths in Asean are now at 282,675. Malaysia’s Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department reported that about 1.8 per cent of civil servants, or about 29,000 people from the total 1.6 million people, have yet to be vaccinated against Covid-19 despite a mandate issued by the Public Service Department. However, as of November 10, ten days after the mandate was issued, no disciplinary actions have been taken.


Meanwhile, Singapore’s Animal and Veterinary Service (AVS) said on Wednesday that the African lion at the Singapore Zoo which showed signs of sickness on Monday has tested positive for Covid-19. It is the fifth lion in Singapore to be infected with the coronavirus, after four Asiatic lions at the Night Safari tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. A Mandai Wildlife Group spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday that all its lions that have been unwell are “bright, alert and active for now”.

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Double blind?!

“..the illness is a group of squishy (if painful and difficult) symptoms looking for a name – and more importantly a billing code.”

Long Covid Doesn’t Exist, Volume One Zillion (Berenson)

The Journal of the American Medical Association has another stunning paper out, this one on post-Covid symptoms in almost 27,000 French adults. Researchers asked people to report whether they had had Covid and whether they had any of 18 lasting symptoms like insomnia, fatigue, or cough. They found that self-reported Covid was very strongly associated with nearly every symptom. But the scientists then went a step further. They also had Sars-Cov-2 antibody test results for the people they had surveyed, so they didn’t have to depend on self-reported Covid. They knew who really had had Covid and who had not. They then compared self-reported symptoms in people with antibodies – that is, people who had actually been infected and recovered from Covid – to the general population.

And they found no difference in almost any symptom. Covid was not a risk factor for chest pain, or breathing difficulties, or trouble focusing, or stomach pain, or any of the many, many other complaints that long Covid “patients” and interest groups say are real. There was one interesting exception; people with Covid antibodies did have a much higher rate of anosmia, losing one’s sense of smell. Because anosmia is a known and lasting side effect, it serves as a useful control of sorts. The researchers also found that almost 60 percent of the people with antibodies HAD NO IDEA THEY HAD EVEN HAD COVID AT ALL. Meanwhile, while more than half the people who said they had had Covid had no antibodies. (Welcome to the plague so severe most halfway healthy adults don’t even know they’ve had it.)

The study strongly suggests that many people are using previous Covid diagnoses – either real or imagined – to help explain away common physical symptoms such as joint pain or cough. It also suggests that actually being infected Covid is far less risky than thinking you have been infected with Covid for many people. The researchers concluded by explaining that people who claim they have long Covid may need help “to identify cognitive and behavioral mechanisms that may be targeted to relieve the symptoms.” Which is a very polite way of putting the truth. This study should slow, if not stop, the rush to medicalize long Covid. It is yet more proof that the illness is a group of squishy (if painful and difficult) symptoms looking for a name – and more importantly a billing code.

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Godspeed.

Missouri Governor Seeks Benefits For Those Who Defy Federal Vaxx Mandates (JTN)

If a worker is fired for not getting a federally mandated COVID-19 vaccination, Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson wants to help them. “You see what Iowa just did,” Parson said Thursday in an interview with The Center Square. “I think we want to make sure civil rights or civil liberties are being exercised. If somebody has religious conviction, we want to make sure that’s upheld – whatever that takes. And if it’s for health reasons, we want to include that, too.” On Oct. 29, Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law a bill allowing the state’s workers to seek medical and religious exemptions from the vaccine mandate and guarantees unemployment benefits for those fired for refusing to get vaccinated. The Iowa legislature passed the bill during a one-day special session scheduled to approve the state’s redistricting maps.

Missouri Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed three lawsuits during the last two weeks to stop federal vaccine mandates. They include halting required vaccinations for federal contractors and federally contracted employees, for private employers with 100 or more employees operating under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and for health care facilities serving Medicare and Medicaid patients. “We’ve been in contact with the Attorney General’s office and we were waiting for the OSHA guidelines to come out,” Parson said. “We wanted to see where the federal government was going to see what kind of lawsuits to file.”

The New Orleans-based Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 6 temporarily halted the OSHA order after Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and others filed a similar lawsuit in that jurisdiction. While Parson stopped short of wanting to guarantee unemployment benefits for those losing their jobs for declining vaccinations, he said his administration is planning for the possibility of federal mandates.“If those people are going to lose their jobs, which I don’t think they should… but evidently there’s a little bit of a problem as to what everybody’s view is on those civil rights issues,” Parson said. “So we want to be prepared for that if they go down that road.

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How is this not criminal? Testing on babies!

Moderna To Test Covid-19 Vaccine On Infants As Young As 6 Months Old (Blaze)

Biotechnology company Moderna Therapeutics will soon begin large-scale testing of its COVID-19 vaccine on infants. The vaccine clinical trial, called KidCOVE, is being carried out at 79 locations across 13 states and will involve roughly 13,275 participants between the ages of 6 months and 11 years old in its entirety. The first phase — which has already been completed — involved children between the ages of 6 years to less than 12 years old. The study is now reportedly in its second phase, during which children between the ages of 2 years to less than 6 years old will undergo testing. The third and final stage will test the vaccine on children ages 6 months to less than 2 years old. In August, trial administrators reportedly amassed all the participants they needed for each stage.


Participants in the clinical trial are given two injections in the upper arm about 28 days apart and are then asked to return with their guardian to the study site for at least four follow-up appointments over the next 13 months, according to KidCOVE. “The primary purpose of the KidCOVE Study is to test the safety and effectiveness of the study vaccine, called mRNA-1273, that may protect children between the ages of 6 months to < 12 years from getting sick if they come into contact with SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19,” KidCOVE’s website states.

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Home testing.

FDA Recalls Millions Of Covid Test Kits Over False Positives (RT)

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued “the most serious type of recall” for popular home testing kits that show if one is infected with coronavirus. At least 2.2 million products may have been showing false positives. Some 2,212,335 kits produced by the Australian-based biotech company Ellume and distributed in the US potentially show false positive SARS-CoV-2 test results, the public health agency said in a statement on Thursday. The FDA warned that the use of faulty kits “may cause serious adverse health consequences or death,” identifying the case as a ‘Class I recall.’ The antigen test, which detects coronavirus proteins, was authorized for emergency use by the FDA last year. It is available without a prescription for both adults and children aged two and older, and uses swab samples taken from a nose to detect if one has Covid.


Some “specific lots,” manufactured between February and August this year, are now being recalled in the US, with the company saying it has worked with the authorities to voluntarily remove the affected tests from the market. The company has offered its apologies “for any stress or difficulties [customers] may have experienced because of a false positive result.” The “higher-than-acceptable” false results, showing that a person has coronavirus when in reality they do not, have been reported to the FDA in at least 35 cases. No false negative results have been detected. However, the inaccurate diagnostic could have life-threatening consequences. A person might receive wrong or unnecessary treatment, including with antiviral and antibody therapy, and suffer additional trauma over having to isolate from family members and friends. It might also lead to people disregarding precautions, including getting vaccinated against Covid-19, the FDA has said.

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But not before April 1. Really, the gov’t lost. That’s the story here.

UK Vaccine Mandate May Force 123,000 out of Health Care Sector (ET)

The UK’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for front-line health and social care staff in England may force more than 120,000 people to leave the sector, according to government estimates. Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced on Tuesday that all those working in the National Health Service (NHS) and social care must get fully vaccinated to continue in their jobs from April 1, 2022. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said the mandate will apply to health and social care workers who have “direct, face-to-face contact” with patients—such as doctors, nurses, dentists, and domiciliary care workers, unless they are exempt. The rule will also apply to porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients.

The policy is intended to “avoid preventable harm and protect patients in the NHS, protect colleagues in the NHS, and of course protect the NHS itself,” Javid told the House of Commons on Tuesday. In an impact assessment (pdf), also published on Tuesday, the government estimated that around 54,000 medical and social care staff will take up the offer of a jab as a result of the vaccine mandate. But it admitted that the policy could have a “significant impact” on the health and care workforce and could result in as many as 123,000 staff members leaving their jobs. The government’s impact statement estimates that by the end of the grace period around 88,000 health workers, including 73,000 NHS staff, and 35,000 social care workers will remain unvaccinated.

The statement warned that “any reduction in the numbers of health and social care staff may lead to reduced or delayed services” at a time when the UK health system is “stretched with an elective waiting list of 5.72 million and high levels of vacancies.” The impact report also estimates that the “cost of replacing unvaccinated workers is £270 million ($365 million).” The main opposition Labour party said it wants to see NHS staff vaccinated but advised the government to “proceed with caution” given possible staff shortages. Shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth said on Tuesday that NHS trusts are concerned that the policy “could exacerbate some of these chronic understaffing problems,” adding “we simply cannot afford to lose thousands of NHS staff overnight.” [..]the Welsh and Scottish governments are not planning to introduce mandated vaccines for health and social care staff.

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    Veracious Poet
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    #92247
    boscohorowitz
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    “And the fact that you’re living and breathing today
    Means I just might catch it from you in some way.”

    Deep in the dark halls of Fauci Grinch Manor,
    Dr. Seuss came in a Santa Claus manner.
    Leaving a puzzling conundrum or ten,
    Then back up the tall chimney he went.
    Next morning, F. Grinch was bewildered to see
    A list of advice from TAE Summary
    “Stick this up your nose, shove these down your throat
    It’s medicine that hopefully will get your goat
    But not make you sick for although you’re a mean one
    I know a sad soul when I unmask and see one.”
    Signed,
    Not Dr. Seuss (but plays one in a children’s book)

    December 25th looks likely to disappoint at best and torment at worst, so I’ve been jingling Xmas bells and decorating the night since September:

    Natives

    A family tradition, glass marble fruitcake:

    fruit

    Aw, look, a Xmas puppy!

    Calvin and Hobbes

    #92248
    Mister Roboto
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    #92249
    boscohorowitz
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    Fed Appeals Court: I recall how alarmed many of us (at the time) more-or-less leftists were by the number of judges being swapped out by folks like Dubya. Members, many of them in the (I think it’s called) Federalist Society, a confusing name since they leaned toward state rights over federal rights.

    Assuming such judges are behind sane decisions like that reported by M. Roboto, I’d say that the taste of this humble crow pie ain’t bad, not bad at all. 🙂

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    boscohorowitz
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    Found tangentially while bouncing around M. ROboto’s DIsclos TV post:

    JUST IN – Ex-Barclays CEO Jes Staley exchanged 1,200 emails with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein that included unexplained phrases such as “Snow White” (FT)

    Snow White is a fictional Walt Disney female character and “was 7 years old when the evil queen tried to kill her.”

    Jes Staley has resigned from his position at Barclays earlier this month after a dispute with British financial regulators over how he described his ties with Epstein.

    I’m not at all optimistic, just sleazy enough to quip that maybe we’ll have a Snow White Xmas after all and have some of Moloch’s minions arrested and cuffed. In today’s world, just the online hptoshopped Twitter pics of this would be devastating.

    #92251
    Mister Roboto
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    Assuming such judges are behind sane decisions like that reported by M. Roboto, I’d say that the taste of this humble crow pie ain’t bad, not bad at all.

    Trump appointed an awful lot of judges during his brief tenure, as well, and yes, there was a fair amount of shrieking on the left about that too. And even though Trump’s “Warp Speed” program brought us the Covaxxes, he has always maintained people should have a choice. Damn it, so I guess deflationista is right and I’m pretty much a Trump-supporter. Oh well, I can live with that. Kind of the way I could live with drinking chlorine bleach if the alternative were drinking sulfuric acid.

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    sumac.carol
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    Maybe I’m not so far from Kunstler, thinking a bit more. While I accept the scientific consensus on the cause of climate change (sorry Bisco, I don’t know enough about sun spots), the consensus response to climate change (totally corrupted by fossil fuel lobby and money politics) is about as bad as it gets, not unlike the consensus response to covid.
    If tptb are willing to let the planet die under climate change (to ensure continued existence of the fossil fuel industry — really???), then vaccinating us all to death is just all in a day’s work.

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    Mister Roboto
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    To be fair, the “Snow White” in the Disney animated adaptation was certainly no younger than 16 or 17 (probably so that the Handsome Prince wouldn’t come off as a creepy pedo when he woke her from her poisoned coma with a kiss).

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    boscohorowitz
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    An observation. I am NOT looking for a debate, and I will be the first to say that the following correlations are not particularly strong:

    Claude McKay remarks about mob behavior have been qouted much of late. I note that many believe that upper tier humans, the loftier circles of TPTB, are mysteriously excused from this phenomenon even as we see them walk in opportunistic lockstep over and over. As if beings who’ve proven able to sell their souls repeatedly, lobbyist-cheque by lobbyist-cheque, standing before public mics reciting absurd lie after absurd lie, weren’t functioning as a deluded if not openly hysterical mob.

    I have seen State of the Union addresses, watched partisan sides repeat the same herd stand’n’clap behavior over and over, watch them vote crazy party-line tickets time and again. They’re a more privileged mob with baroque protocols that make them seem orderly and not hysterical, but their collective behavior is nonetheless mob-like: they endorse delusion after delusion, each of them taking turns getting their pork-barrel kicks into the bleeding half-dead body politic that they lynch in every Congressional session.

    It’s funny how as below, so above is often said not to apply to mobs like the polis and mobs like TPTB.

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    boscohorowitz
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    sumac: the response to climate issues is as nuts as our government’s response to almost everything these days. That is quite separate from the idea that global climate change, anthropogenic or not, is real.

    Our response to a virus consider on a par with a moderately severe strain of the flu (I have an old friend who lost his wife to the 2014 flu; his son lost HIS wife likewise) has been insane from top to bottom, from leaders to the led. Our response to the issues bundled together atop the foundation concept of Peak Oil, is equally insane.

    It would be nice to separate politics from science now and then. Say, Saturday night so we can all get drunk enough to stand the brief separatin of those two incestuous darlings.

    #92256
    Rover
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    One has to remain sober just to keep a wary eye on what was once culturally taboo worldwide albeit perhaps not universal.

    #92257
    ctbarnum
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    “Assuming such judges are behind sane decisions like that reported by M. Roboto, I’d say that the taste of this humble crow pie ain’t bad, not bad at all.”

    While I might not be correct, I’ve been looking at this whole party alignment thing from a slightly different angle. Considering the etymology of right and left leaned toward the alignment during the French Revolution (those who sided with the monarchy sitting on the right, those who sided with the peasants sitting on the left), we can conceiveably view the recent evolution of the Republican and Democratic parties in a different way.

    If we see “King” as pro-authority (government, business, organizational leader, the rich, centralized etc.) as right wing and “Peasant” as left wing (the individual as sovereign, civil liberties, egalitarian, pro-worker, decentralized, etc.) then Democrats (private business can do whatever they want to customers and workers, only approved messaging and dictats are salient, “security” over “liberty”, etc.) begin appearing a lot more “right-wing” and Republicans (vax as choice, no covid passports, no health segregation, anti-globalization via centralized authority, etc) begin appearing more “left wing”.

    Thus, it isn’t we who have changed, but the parties who have switched wings. That said, it has been interesting to see the shift nonetheless.

    #92258
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    I forgot to add left (anti-censorship) and right (pro-censorship). And notice the flip again.

    #92259
    chooch
    Participant

    Sadly, many churches have become a mirror of the world.

    Food four thought.

    Farming in the world requires the cooperation of four essential elements. A harvest is gathered into the barn only as a result of the natural action of water, earth, wind and light. God’s farming likewise has four elements – faith, hope, love, and knowledge. Faith is our earth, that in which we take root. And hope is the water through which we are nourished. Love is the wind through which we grow. Knowledge, then, is the light through which we ripen. (Gospel of Philip)

    Hope (water) is essential for life, but in and of itself it can become something that we drown in. But combined with a strong faith it becomes solid enough to walk on.

    “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

    The orthodox interpretation refers to a group of believers gathered together but the higher sense probably has more to do with farming.

    #92260
    those darned kids
    Participant

    ctb: holy moly! in the last election, me an avowed marxist (it’ll work one day! – just remove the humans) voted for right (i guess left, now) wing nutsos, hoping, hoping, hoping this madness would end.

    it hasn’t.

    p.s. i am appalled at the way marxist and communist are bandied about. they call these fascists in washington “communists”. ha!

    p.s.s. i actually believe that communism inevitably devolves into capitalism, albeit a warped form, where whoever can plays the system for their own personal gain, using illegal and corrupt methods.

    p.s.s.s. i actually believe that capitalism inevitably devolves into communism, albeit a warped form, where the monopolies run the government (and not the other way round) and only a select few share the profits, not the workers who actually produce the stuff.

    p.s.s.s.s. humans are nuts.

    p.s.s.s.s.s. i always felt sorry for the professor and mary-anne in the first season. imagine being called “and the rest” when there were just two more to name. talk about being picked last for the game.

    #92261
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ TDK
    “ , and then only eat the leaf stem.”
    When I make sauerkraut the stem of the cabbage is chopped and added to the kraut because (so the instructions say) there is a lot of sugar in the stem. Wonder if that is the case for brussel sprouts leaves as well?

    @ Bosco
    reality check…it is difficult (nearly impossible) to get on (and maintain) food stamps, Medicaid, a free Obama phone, etc., while homeless. You have to have a physical address. There must be a street address – not a p o box. The post office will not forward mail from the Family Assistance Administration nor from the state’s Medicaid program — it will get returned. Shortly after the FAA/Medicaid office gets the returned mail, the recipient will be dropped from the program. The recipient bears the obligation to inform the FAA/Medicaid office promptly of all address changes — hard to do when you have no address. Oh, and around here, all of the offices that processed the applications in person have closed — all interviews must be over the phone. When something goes awry and I must contact them I know that I’d better start calling at 7 am, jump through three minutes of hoops, entering data on my phone, only to be told they have no availability and the call terminated. So, I call back over and over again for 10, 15, 30 minutes until I win the “lottery” and can get into the phone queue…where I listen to a crazy Muzak song that never ends (endless deceptive cadences to the vi). I expect the ordeal to take at least 2 hours.
    It is not a cakewalk.
    Oh, and you can only get a smidgen of cash from the government if you are supporting a child (I.e. TANF. I’ve never received TANF.)

    “ Mormon Church leadership toed the line without question”
    Yes…and no. My very devout Mormon parents and sister and her family, as well as my aunt are not vaxxed. They know many, many Mormon others who are not. My parents’ Mormon church has “masks required” signs, but my parents explained their dismay to the stake president who told them not to bother with the masks…so they don’t. My brother and his wife and family are vaxxed, my other sister is vaxxed, not sure where she stands on vaccinating her kids. There are definitely questions about this in Mormondom, whether or not their current prophet is a retired surgeon.

    #92262
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ sumac.carol
    “ the consensus response to climate change (totally corrupted by fossil fuel lobby and money politics) is about as bad as it gets, not unlike the consensus response to covid.”

    Bingo…my thinking exactly. All of these wealthy climate aware folks buying Teslas, and me driving a 15 year old car…yes, my car burns gasoline, but it takes a long time to counteract the ill done to the planet by a bright, shiny, new car every 3-5 years, and the devastation caused by the lithium batteries requiring replacement every few years.

    @ ctbarnum
    Yes…kind of strange, the right/left flip thing. As if the poles had suddenly changed.

    @ TDK
    “ p.s.s. i actually believe that communism inevitably devolves into capitalism”

    “Really existing communism” never got to socialism/communism. They got to “state capitalism” where the capitalists are replaced with loyal party members, and devolved from there. For most workers it was a “meet the new boss [comm party member], same as the old boss [private capitalist.]”. However, most of Russia and China were poor peasants when the communist party took over…the majority hadn’t even experienced capitalism, going straight from feudalism to “really existing communism” aka “state capitalism.”

    Regardless, the common thread running through “really existing communism,” the current form of capitalism in Western democracies, fascism, etc., is authoritarian, top-down control. A small group is asserting coercive control over the larger masses. Look, we know this doesn’t usually end well.

    #92263
    those darned kids
    Participant

    phoenix: brussels leaves are really, really sweet. the critters try the broccoli, romanesco, and cauliflower, but always back to the sprouts.

    phoenix: “endless deceptive cadences to the vi” hahahahaha, eek! with so many great american composers to choose from, many whose music is public domain, you think they’d use that stuff for free. joplin, gershwin, duke!, ives, barber, copland, mingus..

    copland’s best, in my humble opinion. i saw stanley drucker with the detroit symphony orchestra perform this. wowsers. if you wanna miss bernstein’s intro, skip to the 4 minute mark.

    #92264
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    The more encouraging part of Mr. Roboto’s Disclose Twitter post (Note the reference to Scalia dissent):

    #92265
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    Only thing I could find about that Scalia dissent was in “Partisan in the Culture Wars” in PDF form. From a quick Google search on the case number, just replace “homosexuality” with “Unvaccinated”:

    “See id.at 652-53 (Scalia, J.d,i ssenting) (stating,
    How [the legal establishment] feels about homosexuality will be evident to anyone who wishes to
    interview job applicants at virtually any of the Nation’s law schools. The interviewer may refuse to offer a job because the applicant is a Republican; because he is an adulterer, because he went to the wrong prep school or belongs to the wrong country club; because he eats snails; because he is a womanizer, because she wears real-animal fur, or even because he hates the Chicago Cubs. But if the interviewer should wish not to be an associate or partner of an applicant because he disapproves of the applicant’s homosexuality, then he will have violated the pledge which the Association of American Law Schools requires all its member schools to exact from job interviewers: “assurance of the employer’s willingness” to hire homosexuals.)”

    #92266
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    I believe the bold refers to the mask and testing portion of the OSHA “regulation”. But I could be wrong.

    #92275
    Red
    Participant

    The green deal in just a few numbers showing what we’re being sold isn’t really possible. Sound familiar?

    “To replace all UK-based vehicles today with electric vehicles (not including the LGV and HGV fleets), assuming they use the most resource-frugal next-generation NMC 811 batteries, would take 207,900 tonnes cobalt, 264,600 tonnes of lithium carbonate (LCE), at least 7,200 tonnes of neodymium and dysprosium, in addition to 2,362,500 tonnes copper. This represents, just under two times the total annual world cobalt production, nearly the entire world production of neodymium, three quarters the world’s lithium production and at least half of the world’s copper production during 2018. Even ensuring the annual supply of electric vehicles only, from 2035 as pledged, will require the UK to annually import the equivalent of the entire annual cobalt needs of European industry…

    “There are serious implications for the electrical power generation in the UK needed to recharge these vehicles. Using figures published for current EVs (Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe), driving 252.5 billion miles uses at least 63 TWh of power. This will demand a 20% increase in UK generated electricity.

    “Challenges of using ‘green energy’ to power electric cars: If wind farms are chosen to generate the power for the projected two billion cars at UK average usage, this requires the equivalent of a further years’ worth of total global copper supply and 10 years’ worth of global neodymium and dysprosium production to build the windfarms.”

    Beyond the green false deal

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