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Francisco Goya The straw mannequin 1791-92

 

Who Will Answer? (Kunstler)
The Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine Monopoly: The Backstory (Kogon)
New Type Of Covid-19 Vaccine In The Works (RT)
Austria’s Greatest Olympian Quits Politics As Lockdown For Unvaxxed Starts (RT)
Why Have We Doctors Been Silent? (Wilk)
Biden’s Moribund Vaccine Mandate (AS)
Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccination Up to 9 Months (Lancet PP)
Gibraltar Cancels Christmas Celebrations Amid Covid Spike (Exp.)
Brits Will Need 3 Jabs to Be Considered ‘Fully Vaccinated’ -PM (ET)
Gavin Newsom Is Lying About His Vaccine Injury And Now I Can Prove It (Kirsch)
Fauci, Gates Admit COVID Vaccines Don’t Work as Advertised (CHD)
160,000 US Military Families Struggling With Food Insecurity (JTN)
Bitcoin’s Mysterious Inventor May Be Revealed In Court (RT)

 

 

Ryan Cole: Vaccines weaken immune systems

 

 



SARS-CoV-2 is a highly transmissible aerosolized cytotoxic chimeric quasispecies RNA virus.
You’re not gonna get a worthwhile vaccine out of it.
In any form.
Ever.

 

 

“One wonders: is this child vax campaign an attempt to eliminate the last major control group in the population?”

Who Will Answer? (Kunstler)

Did all that vaxxing help? It apparently did nothing to prevent transmission of the disease. The vaxxed were spreading it as effectively as the unvaxxed, and the vaxxed were catching the disease as easily, too, though supposedly suffering not as badly as the unvaxxed (if you choose to believe the official press releases, and why would you believe them?). Then, along came the reports of “adverse reactions” to the vaccines, many of them quite grave — clots, strokes, infarctions, neurological havoc, organ failure. In mid-October this year, the VAERS registry had it at 17,000 deaths and 26,000 permanent disabilities, and the rule-of-thumb was that these represented only 10 percent of the actual number of adverse events because the VAERS website was so badly designed that it crashed half the time any doctor tried to use it… plus the doctors were being silenced and punished for voicing any distrust of the vaccines.

Then why the mad rush to vaccinate all the children in America? There have been next-to-zero covid deaths among children besides a few hundred with grave co-morbidities like cancer or cystic fibrosis — and the hospitals had a cash subsidy incentive from the federal government to list them as dying “with Covid.” Children are far more likely to suffer harm from the vaccines than from the Covid-19 disease. The child vax experiment is only just underway, and there are already enough cases of myocarditis and other disorders to be very concerned. The medical establishment has no idea what the long-term effects on children might be, in particular on their reproductive systems, since the chief active ingredient in the vaccines, the spike protein, has a proclivity for the sexual organs. It happens, too, by the way, that mothers who got vaxxed in early 2021 are just now giving birth to babies with myocarditis and other signature disorders of adverse mRNA vaccine reactions. Keep your eye on that sub-plot of the story.

One wonders: is this child vax campaign an attempt to eliminate the last major control group in the population? (Or just to eliminate a big demographic chunk altogether?) Is it tied in some way to beating the release date for Pfizer’s “Comirnaty” vaccine — which would vacate the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) that protects the pharma companies from liability? Despite delirious propaganda from the likes of National Public Radio, the bad news is out, and the bad news is that the Covid vaccines for children are bad news. Parents ought to object to any official attempts to coerce them into vaxxing their kids, but will they? I’d guess that the reaction will be ferocious. Stand by on that.

Meanwhile, what would be an intelligent response to Covid-19 at this point? Well, how about letting it burn through the population as expeditiously as possible, along with an aggressive nationwide early treatment program using existing effective drugs such as ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, fluvoxamine, budesonide, monoclonal antibodies, for starters, along with vitamin D3, quercetin, zinc, selenium, N-acetyl L-cysteine (NAC)? That would minimize fatalities and confer superior natural immunity throughout the whole population.

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“But if Pfizer did not rule the world two years ago, how did it come to rule the world today?”

The Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine Monopoly: The Backstory (Kogon)

The notion that vaccine mandates and related measures to compel vaccination are the product of the influence of “Big Pharma” on governments is a commonplace among the critics of such measures. Moreover, with the Pfizer vaccine going from one regulatory success to another and increasingly dominating the Covid-19 vaccine market in both the United States and continental Europe (not to mention Israel, whose vaccination campaign has consisted almost exclusively of Pfizer), it is clear that what is really meant today by “Big Pharma” must be Pfizer and Pfizer alone. Following negative media coverage of adverse effects (in particular, thrombosis) and, in some cases, regulatory intervention on the part of national supervisory agencies, both of the other actual “Big Pharma” alternatives, AstraZeneca in the EU and Johnson & Johnson in the EU and the US, have been relegated to the status of bit players outside of the United Kingdom.

It would appear that in the West at least, we are moving toward a virtual Covid-19 vaccine monopoly for Pfizer. Even the Covid vaccine of Moderna – a company that famously had never brought a drug to market previously and hence that could hardly be described as “Big Pharma” – is increasingly coming under scrutiny for causing myocarditis in young males and its use is being restricted to people under 30 in a whole series of European countries. Pfizer, by contrast, has remained untouched. This even though myocarditis is a widely-reported and officially acknowledged adverse effect of both mRNA vaccines, Moderna and Pfizer, even though recent statistical analysis by the CDC, at any rate, found no “significant difference” in reported myocarditis between the two vaccines for males 18-25, and even though there is evidence that Moderna provides longer-lasting protection (the effectiveness of the vaccine even being twice that of Pfizer six months on, according to this recent study [p. 11]).

What greater proof of the inordinate power of “Big Pharma” – i.e. Pfizer – could there be? But if Pfizer did not rule the world two years ago, how did it come to rule the world today? Moreover, as many Americans will only have discovered when the FDA’s full approval of the “Pfizer” vaccine was given not to Pfizer, after all, but to BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH of Mainz, Germany, the actual developer of the so-called “Pfizer” vaccine is precisely Pfizer’s German partner BioNTech. This is already evident indeed from the codename of the vaccine: BNT162b2. Needless to say, “BNT” does not stand for Pfizer. The partnership agreement between the two firms likewise makes abundantly clear that BNT162b2 is BioNTech’s vaccine. Thus, apart from its own direct proceeds from sales of the vaccine, BioNTech receives “up to double-digit tiered royalty payments” from Pfizer on the latter’s sales of the vaccine in Pfizer’s assigned territories.

This is in addition to “$120 million in upfront, equity and near-term research payments and up to an additional $305 million in potential development, regulatory and commercial milestone payments”. (See BioNTech press release here.) BioNTech, incidentally, has a similar agreement with Fosun Pharma for commercializing its vaccine in China. Now, far from being “Big Pharma,” prior to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, BioNTech was still, in effect, a small, struggling start-up, which, like Moderna, had yet to bring a product to market. BioNTech’s own 2019 annual report filing to the SEC describes the company as follows: “We are a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with no pharmaceutical products approved for commercial sale.”

The filing continues frankly, “We have incurred significant losses since our inception and we anticipate that we will continue to incur significant losses for the foreseeable future….” Thus, in the 2nd quarter of 2020, BioNTech had only 41.8 million euros in (non-product) revenues and losses of more than twice that amount (88.3 million euros). Thanks to its Covid-19 vaccine, however, one year later, in the 2nd quarter of 2021, its revenues had rocketed to 5.31 billion euros – a more than 100-fold increase! – of which over three-quarters (4 billion euros) is profit. As the economist Carsten Brzeski of the Dutch bank ING put it to Reuters, BioNTech had gone “from 0 to 100 in just a year.” BioNTech’s recently announced 3rd quarter results show estimated revenues of over 6 billion euros and gross profits of nearly 4.7 billion euros.

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Always, as long as there’s money to be made.

New Type Of Covid-19 Vaccine In The Works (RT)

A British company is moving towards phase 1 trials for its novel Covid-19 vaccine, which is applied as a skin patch and uses T-cells to fight back against the virus. In theory it offers longer-lasting protection. Speaking to The Guardian in an article published on Monday, Emergex Chief Commercial Officer Robin Cohen hailed the awarding of regulatory approval by Swiss authorities for allowing his Oxfordshire-based firm to push forward with the clinical trials. Cohen stated that it was the first time a regulator had approved a Covid-19 vaccine for clinical trials in which the vaccine’s sole purpose was to “generate a targeted T-cell response” rather than an antibody response.

While the antibody response, engendered by overcoming infection or the administration of one of the current cohorts of widely used vaccines, wanes over time, the Emergex skin patch could offer longer-lasting immunity – possibly for decades, according to Cohen. The COO claimed that the vaccine could be more effective too. Research published last week described a so-called “abortive infection” in which T-cells destroy the virus before it has the chance to settle in the body. However, Danny Altmann, a professor of immunology at Imperial College London, told the Guardian that a T-cell vaccine was unlikely to be capable of providing complete cover against the virus, suggesting it could be used to complement an existing vaccine that generates an antibody response.

Altmann noted that the Pfizer vaccine elicits a weaker T-cell response than the AstraZeneca shot, but the former is considered more effective against Covid-19. Emergex’s skin patch vaccine will start its trial on January 3 after the Swiss drugs regulator granted approval for the 26-person test. Interim results from the trial are expected in June with some participants receiving higher doses than others. Cohen added that the skin patch vaccine would not be available until 2025 at the earliest, noting the normal timeframe for vaccine development.

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“I am deeply ashamed of our country and, as an Austrian, I am angry, sad and stunned at the same time.”

Austria’s Greatest Olympian Quits Politics As Lockdown For Unvaxxed Starts (RT)

Austria’s most successful Olympian, Felix Gottwald, has accused the government of discriminating and dividing by introducing a strict lockdown for the unvaccinated, causing the country’s Sports Minister to defend the measures. As of Monday, around two million Austrians who have not yet received their Covid vaccinations have been thurst into the initial 10-day measures with their country facing a rise in cases and strains on its public health system. They have received permission to leave their homes only for work or food shopping, with police carrying out spot checks across public spaces to determine vaccination status and dish out fines ranging from €500 ($572) to €1,450 ($1,650) for anyone caught breaching protocol or refusing to comply. “We are not taking this step lightly but unfortunately it is necessary,” said Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg.

In an open letter voicing his disgust at the move, three-time Olympic and triple world champion Gottwald has resigned from his role as chairman for popular sports while denouncing “division, agitation, [and] discrimination”, which he claims are “the government imperatives of the hour”. “After nine official months in this function, I can say that there may be a lot going on in our country, but certainly not about the health and well-being of Austrians and the people living in Austria – and that in the midst of the greatest health crisis,” the Nordic combined all-time great continued. “I am deeply ashamed of our country and, as an Austrian, I am angry, sad and stunned at the same time.”

A self-professed “healthy person who uses sensible and sensible measures to contain the pandemic very responsibly”, Gottwald took aim at the Minister of Sports, Werner Kogler, and said that he “would have the power to set levers in motion that promote, rather than prevent, exercise and (popular) sport in what is probably the greatest health crisis of our time”, with the unvaccinated unable to partake in such activities. “As an athlete, I have learned to deal with defeat and failure, to learn from them, to develop myself further and to treat myself and others with respect and dignity. I am currently missing these virtues entirely on the part of politics,” he stated. As Gottwald thanked party members and the Bundes-Sport GmbH organization which he was a part of, he admitted that he accepted that he had “failed” in his duties and felt unable to “continue as if I wasn’t aware of the unsportsmanlike and unhealthy developments surrounding this pandemic”, which he said “is not an option for me.”

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“A betrayal of the Nuremberg Code constitutes a crime against humanity.”

Why Have We Doctors Been Silent? (Wilk)

I have watched as ‘the science’ has been presented on the national stage flanked by Union Jack flags as an unassailable truth. For something so apparently inviolable, it seems to shift and change disconcertingly from week to week, and for those of us looking beneath the pomp to the plain data, we see the rather unexciting (and unchanging) truth: the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, as it turns out, has a much lower infection fatality rate than early predictions. It is less deadly than the seasonal flu in children. The Office for National Statistics has reported the mean age of a Covid-attributed death in the UK to be 80.3 years, slightly older than deaths from other causes (78.2 years over the comparable time period).

What has been most upsetting for me has been the unquestioning compliance from the medical community as increasingly draconian, non-evidence-based and destructive virus control measures have been implemented. Some of the overt corruption, financial conflict of interests and politicisation has been laid bare in editorials in prominent medical journals such as the BMJ. But the vast majority of doctors have had no interest in asking questions or looking further. My concern over our professional passivity turned to alarm as our compliance required us to support the roll-out of an experimental vaccine to a trusting population. Contrary to the basic tenets of evidence-based medicine, pronouncing an experimental medical intervention ‘safe and effective’ now does not seem to require any peer-reviewed evidence of safety or clinically meaningful efficacy.

The vaccines have not been shown in clinical trials to reduce transmission, hospitalisation or death. The phase 3 trials are not over and the safety data is not complete; the earliest trials will run into 2023. The consent form for the Covid-19 vaccine does not disclose its status as an unlicensed experimental product. The risks remain largely unknown, although it is becoming clear that the vaccine has resulted in death or injury in a rising number of healthy people. A growing number of vaccine-induced syndromes are being recognised, including immune thrombotic thrombocytopaenia, myocarditis and menstrual irregularities, among many others being published in the literature. At the time of writing, there have been more than 380,000 reports, 1.2million injuries and 1,700 fatalities submitted under the MHRA Yellow Card scheme.

The Prime Minister himself has communicated the latest evidence, that two doses of the vaccine do not stop one contracting the virus, nor do they stop person-to-person transmission, they merely reduce the severity of symptoms. Despite this, it is clear the public are being subjected to a relentless media campaign of shame and coercion, that they must take this experimental product ‘for the greater good’ lest they be viewed as selfish cowards. A vaccine passport is now likely to be rolled out under ‘Plan B’, which proposes to return unlawfully usurped fundamental human rights and freedoms to only the vaccinated. Workers in the care home sector have had their livelihoods tethered to their compliance with the vaccine mandates, and a recent announcement confirms that this will soon include NHS employees. Not only is there no scientific basis for these mandates, these coercive actions breach the Nuremberg Code, as does the unprecedented lack of animal safety data for a novel medical product. A betrayal of the Nuremberg Code constitutes a crime against humanity.

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“SCOTUS will concur with the 5th Circuit that this arbitrary edict is fatally flawed.”

Biden’s Moribund Vaccine Mandate (AS)

The Biden administration will inevitably ask the Supreme Court to review last Friday’s decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to halt its vaccine mandate. The effort is likely to be futile, however. Writing for the appeals court, Judge Kurt Engelhardt confidently predicted that the mandate’s challengers “are likely to succeed on the merits” under judicial review. Engelhardt took particular exception to the attempt to impose the mandate through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), pointing out that the Constitution’s Commerce Clause and the nondelegation doctrine preclude OSHA from making such “sweeping pronouncements on matters of public health affecting every member of society in the profoundest of ways.”

The decision also declared the mandate “fatally flawed on its own terms,” emphasizing that it purports to “save employees with 99 or more coworkers from a ‘grave danger’ in the workplace, while making no attempt to shield employees with 98 or fewer coworkers from the very same threat.” This seriously undermined the administration’s claim that the purpose of the mandate is a response to a genuine national emergency: “The underinclusive nature of the Mandate implies that the Mandate’s true purpose is not to enhance workplace safety, but instead to ramp up vaccine uptake by any means necessary.” This created questions concerning OSHA’s use of the emergency temporary standard (ETS):

As the name suggests, emergency temporary standards “are an ‘unusual response’ to ‘exceptional circumstances.’” Thus, courts have uniformly observed that OSHA’s authority to establish emergency temporary standards under § 655(c) “is an ‘extraordinary power’ that is to be ‘delicately exercised’ in only certain ‘limited situations.’” But the Mandate at issue here … is a one-size fits-all sledgehammer that makes hardly any attempt to account for differences in workplaces (and workers) that have more than a little bearing on workers’ varying degrees of susceptibility to the supposedly “grave danger” the Mandate purports to address.

The appeals court goes on to point out that President Biden and OSHA have both undermined the legitimacy of the mandate by contradicting their own prior positions concerning the need to impose such a measure. Judge Engelhardt quotes Biden’s answer to a question posed to him on December 4 of last year concerning whether vaccines should be mandatory: “No, I don’t think [they] should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it be mandatory…” The judge also quotes a D.C. Circuit Brief filed by OSHA in May of 2020: “Based on substantial evidence … an ETS is not necessary both because there are existing OSHA and non-OSHA standards that address COVID-19 and because an ETS would actually be counterproductive.”

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“..47% [..] at day 121..”

Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccination Up to 9 Months (Lancet PP)

Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using Swedish nationwide registries. The cohort comprised 842,974 pairs (N=1,684,958), including individuals vaccinated with 2 doses of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, mRNA-1273, or BNT162b2, and matched unvaccinated individuals. Cases of symptomatic infection and severe Covid-19 (hospitalization or 30-day mortality after confirmed infection) were collected from 12 January to 4 October 2021.


Findings: Vaccine effectiveness of BNT162b2 against infection waned progressively from 92% (95% CI, 92-93, P<0·001) at day 15-30 to 47% (95% CI, 39-55, P<0·001) at day 121-180, and from day 211 and onwards no effectiveness could be detected (23%; 95% CI, -2-41, P=0·07). The effectiveness waned slightly slower for mRNA-1273, being estimated to 59% (95% CI, 18-79) from day 181 and onwards. In contrast, effectiveness of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 was generally lower and waned faster, with no effectiveness detected from day 121 and onwards (-19%, 95% CI, -97-28), whereas effectiveness from heterologous ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 / mRNA was maintained from 121 days and onwards (66%; 95% CI, 41-80). Overall, vaccine effectiveness was lower and waned faster among men and older individuals. For the outcome severe Covid-19, effectiveness waned from 89% (95% CI, 82-93, P<0·001) at day 15-30 to 42% (95% CI, -35-75, P=0·21) from day 181 and onwards, with sensitivity analyses showing notable waning among men, older frail individuals, and individuals with comorbidities.

Interpretation: Vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic Covid-19 infection wanes progressively over time across all subgroups, but at different rate according to type of vaccine, and faster for men and older frail individuals. The effectiveness against severe illness seems to remain high through 9 months, although not for men, older frail individuals, and individuals with comorbidities. This strengthens the evidence-based rationale for administration of a third booster dose.

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“Gibraltar; the most vaccinated region on Earth (100% fully vaccinated, 40% boosted) has now cancelled Christmas due to “exponential” rise in cases.”

Gibraltar Cancels Christmas Celebrations Amid Covid Spike (Exp.)

While the government has called upon the public to “exercise their own judgement”, they have “strongly” advised against any social events for at least the next four weeks, discouraging people from holding private Christmas events. Gibraltar has seen a steady increase in active cases of COVID-19 throughout October and November, which has gained pace over the past few days. Health Minister, the Hon Samantha Sacramento, described the increase in case numbers as “drastic”, encouraging people to come forward to receive their booster vaccine. The government has advised members of the public to wear masks, avoid large gatherings and maintain social distancing. They also advised people to “conduct themselves in a cautious and sensible manner”, reminding the public that “we are still in a global pandemic and that people are losing their lives every day all over the world.”


Gibraltar has seen an average of 47 cases per day over the last seven days. The country saw 124 new cases appear over the weekend, taking the number of active cases to 474. Ms Sacramento said: “The drastic increase in the numbers of people testing positive for COVID-19 in recent days is a stark reminder that the virus is still very prevalent in our community and that it is the responsibility of us all to take every reasonable precaution to protect ourselves and our loved ones. “The vaccination programme for 12 to 15-year-olds and the booster vaccination programme are now underway, and Gibraltar received 4680 more doses this week. “Everyone who is eligible for a vaccine or a booster is strongly encouraged to take up the offer when they are called.”

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Cheaper by the dozen?

Brits Will Need 3 Jabs to Be Considered ‘Fully Vaccinated’ -PM (ET)

People will need to have COVID-19 booster shots on top of the original two doses to be considered “fully vaccinated” in the UK, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. At a Downing Street press briefing, Johnson said the concept of what constitutes “full vaccination” will need to be adjusted. “On boosters, it’s very clear that getting three jabs—getting your booster—will become an important fact and it will make life easier for you in all sorts of ways, and we will have to adjust our concept of what constitutes a full vaccination to take account of that,” he said. “As we can see from what’s happening, the two jabs sadly do start to wane, so we’ve got to be responsible and we’ve got to reflect that fact in the way we measure what constitutes full vaccination.”


Johnson said the government will be making plans to add the booster to the digital COVID-19 passport issued by the National Health Service. The prime minister urged people to get the booster jab as soon as they are eligible. “It would be an utter tragedy if, after everything we have been through, people who had done the right thing by getting double vaccinated ended up becoming seriously ill or even losing their lives because they allowed their immunity to wane,” he said. Earlier on Monday, the UK government accepted the advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to extend the booster vaccine programme to include people aged 40 to 49. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: “We know immunity to COVID-19 begins to wane after six months and new data published today shows a third dose boosts protection against symptomatic infection to more than 90 percent—this highlights just how important it is that everyone eligible gets their top-up jabs as soon as possible.”

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Not Kirsch’s strongest outing. But I guess it’s not his fault that a previous piece on Newsom is his most viewed yet.

Gavin Newsom Is Lying About His Vaccine Injury And Now I Can Prove It (Kirsch)

Recently, I wrote a very popular article about Gavin Newsom being vaccine injured. It got over 250K views, my most popular article so far. As expected, Newsom denied it: Naturally, PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and Newsweek immediately “fact checked” my article and deemed it to be false. Of course, none of them could explain why Newsom was a no-show at the UN Climate summit via Zoom. Not even for 5 minutes via Zoom!?! Makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Not a very thorough fact check. And none of the organizations analyzed the before and after Newsom videos either by asking a prominent neurologist for their opinion. I guess it is hard to find competent help in the fact checking department nowadays.

Not only was Newsom himself vaccine injured and deliberately covered it up, but I found out that his kids aren’t vaccinated either. Want to know why? Because his wife is smart: she knows that vaccines are dangerous. She doesn’t want his kids to be vaccine injured. And she’s right! Good for her. Bravo! But Gavin’s stance is horrible. He’s not just suggesting how you should care for your kids. The governor is dictating medical treatment for your kids based on what he believes. But for his own kids? No way are they going to get vaccinated. He said, “Public or private, they have to be vaccinated.” I don’t have a problem with Gavin recommending vaccination. Everyone makes mistakes. But he has no right to force your child to do what he wants even if the vaccine was perfectly safe (which it isn’t). And it’s hypocritical to force you to vaccinate your kids when he won’t vaccinate his own kids.


[..] Here’s how I am going to prove to the world I’m right: Gavin, I’m willing to bet you $1M that I’m right about you being vaccine injured and that you are lying about the injury and covering it up. We don’t have to drag your kids into it. Will you take my bet? All I need is for you to disclose the names of all doctors who were involved in any way in your vaccine injury treatment within 21 days of the booster and an order from you demanding that all of these doctors disclose to me any and all vaccine-related conversations, emails, notes, and/or medical records regarding you and your vaccine side effects in the 21 days after you got your booster and give me permission to disclose that information publicly. That’s it. Easy peasy. If you were telling the truth, you have absolutely nothing to lose. You will provide no list of doctors and your doctors will not be able to tell me anything since there is nothing to tell and no records to produce! There will be nothing to disclose.

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“..waning to the point where booster doses will become “essential” for everyone.”

Fauci, Gates Admit COVID Vaccines Don’t Work as Advertised (CHD)

In two recent interviews, pandemic thought leaders Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates drastically changed their opinions on COVID vaccine effectiveness — and used their newfound concerns to push booster shots for the general population. Last week, in an interview with Jeremy Hunt at London’s Policy Exchange, Gates admitted what many, including the Lancet, have been saying for months — that the vaccines aren’t effective. Gates, who previously referred to the effectiveness of mRNA vaccines as “magic,” told Hunt “we need a new way of doing the vaccines.” Only days later, Fauci echoed similar sentiments during a New York Times podcast. Fauci said the COVID vaccine’s effectiveness against infection, hospitalization and even death, for all age groups, is waning to the point where booster doses will become “essential” for everyone.

Fauci said: “I think the boosting is going to be an absolutely essential component of our response, not a bonus, not a luxury, but an absolute essential part of the program.” Fauci said authorities are observing vaccine waning “involving all age groups.” Making his case for a wider booster program, he told The Times the vaccines are “waning to the point that you’re seeing more and more people getting breakthrough infections, and more and more of those people who are getting breakthrough infections are winding up in the hospital.” Today in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson similarly spoke of widening the UK’s COVID booster program.

“Getting three jabs or getting your booster will become an important fact … We will have to adjust our concept of what constitutes a full vaccination,” he told Britans. The mainstream media also is priming the public for an unknown number of additional COVID shots. Sunday, Bloomberg reported: “It may turn out that the term ‘booster’ is a bit of a misnomer, and that the correct number of shots for maximum efficacy isn’t yet known.” If Gates and Fauci coordinated their latest COVID vaccine messaging, to manufacture consent for wider uptake of COVID vaccines through booster programs, it wouldn’t be the first time the two have collaborated closely on vaccines.

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“We’re the mightiest military on the face of the earth..”

You sure?

160,000 US Military Families Struggling With Food Insecurity (JTN)

At least 160,000 active-duty military members are struggling to feed their families, according to Feeding America, which coordinates over 200 food banks across the country. It is unknown what the exact scope of the issue is, as there have been no formal studies. But activists say it has continued for years, mostly with junior-level enlisted service members — ranks E1 to E4 in military parlance — who have children, The Associated Press reported. “It’s a shocking truth that’s known to many food banks across the United States,” said Feeding America’s government relations officer, Vince Hall. “This should be the cause of deep embarrassment.” During the previous year, 29% of military members faced food insecurity, according to an estimate by Feeding America.

Junior enlisted ranks receive modest pay and have to frequently move, making it difficult for their spouses to maintain a job, the AP reported. There is a significant network of military-adjacent charitable organizations, like Blue Star Families and the Armed Services YMCA, that have created an infrastructure of food banks near the majoriy of most domestic bases. Military families living outside of base grounds receive a Basic Allowance for Housing to help cover the majority of their costs. But the 2008 Food and Nutrition Act counts the allowance as income when calculating food stamps eligibility, which results in disqualifying thousands of military families. However, the allowance does not count as income with WIC benefits for mothers and children or for tax reasons.

“It’s one of these things that the American people don’t know about, but it’s a matter of course among military members. We know this,” said Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a former Blackhawk pilot who lost both of her legs in a helicopter crash in Iraq. “We’re the mightiest military on the face of the earth and yet those who are on the lower rung of our military ranks are — if they are married and have a child or two– they’re hungry. How can you focus on carrying out the mission and defending our democracy. If you’re worried about whether or not your kid gets dinner tonight?”

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How do you reveal what you don’t know?

Bitcoin’s Mysterious Inventor May Be Revealed In Court (RT)

The true identity of bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, who has been one of the financial world’s enduring mysteries, could be finally unveiled in a Florida court, the Wall Street Journal reports.According to the media, a lawsuit is currently underway where the family of deceased man David Kleiman is suing his former business partner Craig Wright over control of their shared assets. The assets in question are a cache of about one million bitcoins (worth over $64 billion), belonging to bitcoin’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright, a 51-year-old Australian programmer living in London, has been making statements since 2016 saying he created bitcoin. Those claims, however, have been strongly criticized and dismissed by most of the bitcoin community.

The family reportedly plans to provide evidence that Wright and Kleiman worked together since the cryptocurrency’s inception. “We believe the evidence will show there was a partnership to create and mine over one million bitcoins,” Kleiman family lawyer Vel Freedman told the WSJ. The defense aims to prove that Wright is the sole creator of bitcoin. “We believe the court will find there’s nothing to indicate or record that they were in a partnership,” Wright’s lawyer said. Some cryptocurrency experts still remain skeptical about whether Wright or Kleiman actually had the knowledge needed to create the world’s most prominent crypto token.

The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym for the author of the white paper titled ‘Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System’ in 2008, remains a mystery. Various theories have emerged but to date nobody knows who Nakamoto is. One of the most celebrated candidates was a 64-year-old Japanese-American engineer from California named Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto. In 2014, he became the subject of an extensive Newsweek magazine report which purported to identify bitcoin’s inventor. The man, however, has denied any involvement with cryptocurrency.

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    Francisco Goya The straw mannequin 1791-92   • Who Will Answer? (Kunstler) • The Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine Monopoly: The Backstory (Kogon) • New Ty
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    Francisco Goya The straw mannequin 1791-92

    Goya captured exactly The Straw Mannequin as it would surely be, flipped freely in a blanket…

    Amazing powers of observation…IMO…

    #92527
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Goya: A picture of Social Media.

    “SCOTUS will concur with the 5th Circuit that this arbitrary edict is fatally flawed.”

    Why would that be? The USSC is completely paid for and issues unconstitutional mandates with almost every ruling. It’s no stretch to go a little further. Especially with Roberts who was placed there by Bush because he believes in the infinite power of the Executive and does not believe in balance of powers.

    They already don’t believe in religion or self-defense to save one’s own life, how is this any different?

    “Brits Will Need 3 Jabs to Be Considered ‘Fully Vaccinated’ -PM (ET)”

    This is a lie: they need infinite jabs. It didn’t stop at one, or two, why would it stop at three? The pharma executives already said you need 4 a year, or 200 more shots in life if you’re twenty.

    Or, translation: YOU ARE NEVER FULLED VACCINATED. There is always MOAR. So start dissenting today and beat the rush.

    …Because if they can sell 200 shots for a disease of 99.997% survival rate, then surely they will add 5-10 more vaccines to that disease roster. Flatulence, maybe. Or mild indigestion. It’s for the good of others.

    “Gavin Newsom Is Lying About His Vaccine Injury And Now I Can Prove It (Kirsch)”

    The news here is if you think something, it is fact-checked. However, if the insider Derp State says it’s false, the fact checkers believe them on sight! See? Saddam really DID have those weapons of mass destruction and ties to al-Qeada! Yellowcake was real. Powell said so!

    Life is very, very simple: DO WHAT YOU’RE TOLD. If someone has more power or money than you, everything they say is true. If they have less power than you, everything YOU say to them is true. Therefore, reality is merely an expression of power. This is the core tenet of Critical Race Theory. Power is all, and therefore GETTING power, over others, is all, and must be pursued by EVERY means. ESPECIALLY the illegal and immoral ones.

    My problem is, there doesn’t seem to be any possible action, no possible scandal, no example of deceit, no threshold of waste — even of multi-trillions – no level of oppression, no level of death – even their own – that can POSSIBLY discredit anyone. Or cause consequences. The laws of physics no longer exist. God is mocked. Nothing changes. Things always go on as before.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” –Orwell

    And that’s it: Like Fukuyama says, “The End of History.” Nothing happens ever again except a magic paradise where you’re always wrong and they’re always right. And the “Fact-checkers” universally check their facts against known lies and liars, which change hourly.

    “Vince Hall. “This should be the cause of deep embarrassment.”

    We are incapable of shame or embarrassment. Everybody knows that. To do that you would have to have a grasp of both reality and empathy, and we have neither.

    “ How can you focus on carrying out the mission and defending our democracy.”

    No, WHY would you do this RATHER than fight at home? My theory is E1-E5 are all illiterate and uninterested in America or they’d have read our documents and treatment of veterans for 200 years. Gassing them in the streets of D.C. much? Or read the military history of politicians for the last 2,000. They they would apply their civic or martial bent back home.

    “extensive Newsweek magazine report which purported to identify bitcoin’s inventor. The man, however, has denied any involvement with cryptocurrency.”

    Yes. Because: “Newsweek”, a 10-year-old child could tell that Dorian was not the creator. Aside from his denial. Not only did they not clear the record, ensuing reporters such as RT perpetuate the myth as they ALSO are incapable of facts, evidence, and phone calls. Or put it this way: “Man denies he is Bigfoot and also flies UFOs. Media continues to report he is Bigfoot flying a UFO. In fact, we are reporting that now.”

    P.S. Wright is also not Satoshi. He is a narcissist who would like to get hold of a billion dollars and has tried a couple times before. The Satoshi Team are probably a couple of White Hats in the basement of the NSA who savagely undermined the Derp State’s idiotic plans for a digital social credit currency that could be shut off.

    If the US$ goes down they will own the core backing and reserve currency via the original BTC blocks, and carry on with continuity of government and world stability.

    Sus: I understand the closing arguments. If you display a gun, you’re clearly marking yourself as a participant. It’s likely to lead to misunderstandings. Misuse or handling, such as the pointed direction is nearly impossible to be safe and clear in a crowd. When there are shots, people may believe you are the cause of them. The weapon can be taken from you and used on you or others. These are good reasons that people don’t generally carry, and don’t carry openly.

    Should some of these aggressive signals be displayed, someone else may feel the need to defend themselves, and they may be legally right to do so.

    I can understand the media’s argument that Grosskreutz thought Kyle was an aggressor or mass shooter. However, that’s not what their witness and admitted aggressor testified. Grosskreutz would also have lost on a self-defense charge, even if well-believed and intentioned, which his own testimony said it wasn’t.

    Did Grosskreutz attempt to flee? No. Neither did others: they too did not believe themselves in any danger. Was there a mass shooting, was anyone injured from it? Whether he believed it or not, he’d be in big trouble because there wasn’t: he and his crew were the only aggressors, committing the only attempted murder with a skateboard. Was there an imminent threat? Apparently not, Kyle wasn’t shooting, so we were still in talking mode, clarifying.

    Kyle was fleeing a chaotic situation yelling “friendly!”, a peculiar thing for an aggressor or shooter to do. Huber and Grosskreutz were not allowing him to flee and go away. So it might make sense to ask Rittenhouse what was happening, or at least watch for more signals of danger. And self-defense requires using the minimum force to stop the threat (if saving others) and to immediately flee if possible (if yourself). Grosskreutz failed on all counts, so it cannot be a self-defense to shoot Kyle as a misunderstanding, even despite his own testimony that confirmed a) he had no idea if anyone was shot b) had no idea if Kyle was the aggressor c) had given specific, witnessed death threats to Kyle an hour before. Grosskreutz was also carrying a gun; however his gun was also illegal, so the legal argument that he might be unnecessarily escalating a situation would likewise apply to Grosskreutz.

    So that’s the sort of reason I personally would not handle a gun in that situation. Even if innocent, you’re rather likely to spend the next year of your life consumed with proving your innocence to armchair quarterbacks who’ve never held a gun in person, and hate you on sight for having held one yourself. Or ever THOUGHT of holding one, once, in your mind. The very thought of holding one proves your evil, much less the actually holding one.

    Guns are magic, you see: they get up off tables and shoot things without their people involved. The people are poor victims, having no agency of their own, and must succumb to the irresistible magic of the bang-bang. Strangely, this is unlike all other objects like poison or cars which are scientific and only move when directed by their owners, who are therefore responsible for their consequences. Or not. Perhaps people have free will and are responsible for the outcome of their actions, whatever their birth and whatever their color. Even if they are Antifa and go around giving death threats to children and regularly vowing to “burn it all down.” So Grosskreutz did, and so he tried, and so this happened. Consequences. Responsibility.

    I don’t want to be involved in Grosskreutz’s sad and stupid day, and I’m glad this news event is probably ending. The tragedy is his nihilistic behavior is ruining the lives of everyone around him, and ruined the reputation of Kenosha, and the lives of the people simply trying to live there without being burned alive because Grosskreutz has emotional problems. Work out your issues without shooting children, thank you every much.

    #92528
    Henry
    Participant

    How very clever:

    Moreover, as many Americans will only have discovered when the FDA’s full approval of the “Pfizer” vaccine was given not to Pfizer, after all, but to BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH of Mainz, Germany, the actual developer of the so-called “Pfizer” vaccine is precisely Pfizer’s German partner BioNTech.

    If I read this correctly, if/when the legal suits start flying, Pfizer will not be on the hook, only the shell company. They have covered themselves all the way down.

    #92529
    Germ
    Participant
    #92530
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    It’s funny about us humans: We either want to be like everyone else or we want everyone to be like us.

    #92531
    Germ
    Participant
    #92532
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    THis:

    this

    captures the distinction between global warming theory and the nonsense being sold in its name.

    What’s destructive is that so many people conflate denying global warming theory with refuting the nonsense being sold in its name. The results: yet another polarization of the plebiscite:

    a)_ global warming is real!

    b) it isn’t!

    ad infinitum…

    #92533
    Henry
    Participant

    With the holidays approaching, we should have a TMA fitness challenge or fitness suggestions. Weight loss and fitness are critical to fighting COVID. The Greeks and the ancients also believed a health body helps keep the mind in shape.

    What do you think?

    To start things off my wife and I have set aside a room to be used just for simple exercise. Nothing fancy just a mat and some small bell weights. The point is the room has no distractions and focuses on fitness.

    #92534
    Henry
    Participant

    @germ, nice one. 😁

    #92535
    chooch
    Participant

    So the child vax campaign could ignite the next wave,

    Somehow the the parents of the unvaxed will equate to child killers.

    Lets go Gavin, while clever, might ignite the next form of hate speech…Lets go

      (fill in blank)

    . Very tempting given my state of mind. Is thinking it worse than saying it?

    #92536
    boilingfrog
    Participant

    Really got a laugh out of the Onion-esque parady of the COP26 foolishness. To include the over-the-top use of private jets to attend the author could also weave in something about “attending AA meetings while drunk” or something.

    But just a wonderfully creative piece to bring the nonsense to an understandable level (“We know by analogy”)

    #92537
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Well, the quasi-totalitarian New Normals must really be feeling a sense of serious desperation right now. Yesterday in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, there was a hit-piece on Ivermectin which was the headline story for the day! I won’t give it the dignity of a link, but I have to say that I’m really starting to know what it must have felt like to live in the USSR in the sixties and seventies and seen the sort of blatant propaganda being promoted by the “news stories” in Pravda.

    #92538
    Germ
    Participant

    “Gibraltar; the most vaccinated region on Earth (100% fully vaccinated, 40% boosted) has now cancelled Christmas due to “exponential” rise in cases.”

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1521786/Gibraltar-news-covid-cases-rise-Christmas-lockdown

    #92539
    Germ
    Participant

    FYI – I took my fortnightly 30mg dose of IVM with dinner last night.

    Feels like I have super-powers! LOL!!

    #92540
    Dora
    Participant

    #92541
    zerosum
    Participant

    Propaganda
    Attack is the only effective tool.
    Fauci took the high ground.
    Defence is not effective against an attack from the high ground..
    ———-
    The high ground is covered in snow.
    The low ground is flooding, trapping, destroying, and isolating
    ——–
    Critical bloggers must use the winning tools and tactics.

    #92542
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    Kunstler: “…mothers who got vaxxed in early 2021 are just now giving birth to babies with myocarditis and other signature disorders of adverse mRNA vaccine reactions.”

    I did a search for infant myocarditis, and the top result gave this statistic:

    “Clinically, the manifestation of myocarditis is relatively uncommon in infants and children. It represented only 0.3% of 14,322 patients seen over a 23-year period at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas”
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2805590/

    So here the historical number of myocarditis cases in babies is combined with the number of cases in all other children, and the total number of myocarditis cases seen by this big-city Children’s Hospital is only 2 cases per year, on average, for all ages of children.

    If two cases per year is the baseline for all children, then if the Children’s Hospital sees more than one case of infant myocarditis, the vaccination status of the mothers should be scrutinized.

    Meanwhile, at Texas Children’s Hospital:

    Patrick, 9, received the COVID-19 vaccination at Texas Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. (KPRC 2)

    #92543
    those darned kids
    Participant

    “i wanna be different, just like all my friends!”

    #92544
    those darned kids
    Participant

    chooch: that’s scary. soon, children’s aid will be knocking on doors..

    #92545
    limeincoconut
    Participant

    Kunstler: “…mothers who got vaxxed in early 2021 are just now giving birth to babies with myocarditis and other signature disorders of adverse mRNA vaccine reactions.”

    I did not see what supports this assertion by Kunstler. Has anyone else seen it?

    I would also be interested to know odds of a bad outcome for the baby if the mother catches Covid during pregnancy.

    #92546

    How are you doing lately, Ilargi? While you seem indefatigable, I’ve noticed there hasn’t been a titled post for a while.
    Perhaps you could address Absolute Galore’s (and PV’s) plight. I’m guessing that this is going on in many families.
    It was often said that Trump was the most divisive president ever, but then we got Biden, whose divisions are dangerous and often permanent. He’s dividing families and friendships with such malice- under the guise of “helping”, of course.

    Lord, save me from those holy saints
    Promoting these divisions.
    I’m disappeared by their good deeds
    And stripped of my decisions.

    #92547
    Henry
    Participant

    @mister-roboto How right you are. Last year when all of this vaccine madness started, my wife said, “I never really understood why Germans followed the Nazis and let them come to power, now I do.”

    #92549
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #92550
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #92551
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    @Dora: It’s a measure of how upside-down our world is right now that it’s the Australian equivalent of Fox News (or at least one prominent newscaster on that channel) who is speaking out against the gutting of civil-libertarian constitutional representative government (to what most people are actually referring when they use the technical misnomer “democracy”) in that country.

    #92552
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #92553
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #92555
    Henry
    Participant

    @germ, where can one get IVM? I looked for IVM in our ag stores and even all the horse paste is gone from the shelves. There was a sheep version but it is not 100%. It would be great to find a human tablet source.

    The sad bit is our dog gets his IVM from his heartworm tablet!

    #92557
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    Well written and worth repeating:

    My problem is, there doesn’t seem to be any possible action, no possible scandal, no example of deceit, no threshold of waste — even of multi-trillions – no level of oppression, no level of death – even their own – that can POSSIBLY discredit anyone. Or cause consequences. The laws of physics no longer exist. God is mocked. Nothing changes. Things always go on as before.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” –Orwell

    This complete lack of accountability, responsibility, and acknowledgement/acceptance of consequences for anything, ever – is THE American Way now. WINNING. WINNING! Always WINNING. Exceptional 24/7! It is not natural. The roots of our destruction live here.

    You don’t have to solve the “problems” to break this cycle. Seek the TRUTH and bring it to light. The UN-natural will dis-solve in the face of it. Every act of TRUTH – every Heartful/thoughtful contribution at TAE, at home and work, in the doctors office, at school – is an act of LOVE.

    May all BE well in thought, word and deed. LOVE to all.

    #92558
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Comparison:

    A) I’m New Here

    B) Original

    #92559
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “i wanna be different, just like all my friends!”

    “You’re celebrating diversity wrong. Let me show you how.”

    #92560
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “And that’s it: Like Fukuyama says, “The End of History.”

    “Every 1,000 years the Library of Alexandria must burn.” (I could swear this is by Borges or someone else other than me, but a search yields no such results. Maybe I made it up myself, inspired by a story essay by Borges touching upon that history.)

    #92561
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Kunstler: “…mothers who got vaxxed in early 2021 are just now giving birth to babies with myocarditis and other signature disorders of adverse mRNA vaccine reactions.”

    “I did not see what supports this assertion by Kunstler. Has anyone else seen it?

    “I would also be interested to know odds of a bad outcome for the baby if the mother catches Covid during pregnancy.”

    I think Kunstler was speaking from a sense of certitude not published fact. As for how bad it might be:

    EV myocarditis is a rare but severe disease in the neonatal period, which often leads to death or results in serious chronic cardiac sequelae like chronic heart failure, aneurysm formation within the left ventricle and mitral regurgitation. Chronic cardiac drug therapy is necessary in the majority of these patients.

    YOu miught say that K is putting his marker down now so he can collect his ‘told-you-so’ later on.

    #92562
    John Day
    Participant

    Picture of Jenny recovering in hospital after surgery 6 days ago. She’s improving well at home now; gets better care and food here, for sure… https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/11/tiny-little-strings.html

    We can much better comprehend our relationship with our masters through our smartphone “familiars” if we read this short interview with Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han: Thanks for this deep insight, Charles. I am including little snippets.
    The smartphone today is either a digital workplace or a digital confessional. Every device, and every technique of domination, generates totems that are used for subjugation. This is how domination is strengthened. The smartphone is the cult object of digital domination. As a subjugation device, it acts like a rosary and its beads; this is how we keep a smartphone constantly at hand. The ‘like’ is a digital “amen.” We keep going to confession. We undress by choice. But we don’t ask for forgiveness: instead, we call out for attention…
    When we are depressed we lose our relationship with the world, with the other. We sink into a scattered ego. I think digitalization, and the smartphone, make us depressed. There are stories of dentists who say that their patients cling to their phones when a treatment is painful. Why do they do that? Thanks to the smartphone, I am aware of myself. It helps me to be certain that I am alive, that I exist. That’s why we cling to our cellphones in situations like dental treatment. As a child, I remember holding my mother’s hand at the dentist’s office. Today the mother will not offer the child her hand, but a cellphone.
    Support does not come from others, but from oneself. That makes us sick. We have to recover the other person…
    Only a repressive regime provokes resistance. On the contrary, the neoliberal regime, which does not oppress freedom, but exploits it, does not face any resistance. It is not repressive, but seductive. Domination becomes complete the moment it presents itself as freedom. (“Is perceived as freedom”, I’d say)
    https://english.elpais.com/usa/2021-10-15/byung-chul-han-the-smartphone-is-a-tool-of-domination-it-acts-like-a-rosary.html

    #92563
    John Day
    Participant

    Think very carefully about what would happen in America, or your country, with only 15% less oil. Covid may have dropped consumption less than 5% (Correct me if I am wrong.) Make as many accomodations for the future as you can, now, please.
    Despite the pitfalls to prices and supply, the IEA said current low oil and gas spending was one of the few areas aligned with its most ambitious Net Zero Emissions by 2050 (NZE) scenario in which no new fossil fuel projects should go forward.
    In its most conservative status quo, or stated policies scenario (STEPS), however, average annual spending on oil to meet demand would need to rise sharply to above $500 billion – more than at any time in the last five years.
    Energy consultancy FGE said in a note the problem was not an immediate one, but could come to a crescendo in coming years.
    https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/twin-peaks-whether-its-supply-or-demand-oil-era-heads-crunch-time-2021-10-25/

    On The Limits To Transition:
    Logically considered, 2021 ought to have been the place where old assumptions go to die…
    At the level of theory, there’s nothing much wrong with the idea of outdated notions (or humans) undergoing a mass extinction event.
    Our understanding, and our ability to plan ahead, can only benefit from the discovery that the economy isn’t, after all, ‘a wholly monetary system, capable of infinite growth’, but is in fact an energy system, limited by the laws of physics as they apply to the Earth’s energy resources.
    It is, after all, hard to plan effectively when your base predicates are false.
    In practical terms, though, we’re faced with something that moves beyond an inconvenient truth into what is for most people an almost inconceivable one. This is the proposition that there may be no wholly sufficient replacement for the fossil fuel energy on which the economy of today is based.
    Put another way, the desirable – indeed, imperative – de-carbonization of the economy is likely to involve shrinking it as well.
    If you held any leadership position, you’d have to think long and hard before going public on any of this. Your wiser course of action might be to talk up the positives in the current situation whilst preparing, with the greatest urgency, for the new one…
    This implies that what we need isn’t re-set, but re-design.
    At a later stage we may revisit the taxonomy of de-growth but, for now, we can note that a contracting economy implies a process of de-complexification. The range of products and services available will narrow, and methods of supply will be simplified as producers try to work around the adverse effects of falling utilization rates and the loss of critical mass. The simplification process will involve substantial de-layering.
    The brunt of contraction in the private sector will be borne by sectors providing discretionary (non-essential) goods and services…
    The critical question for policymakers now might be that of how we ensure that the essentials are available and affordable for everyone.
    (Demand destruction? It’s what they do everywhere else…)
    #214. Needed – a new model tin-opener

    The End of Super Imperialism, by Alex Gladstein is actually the best summary of the book “Super Imperialism” and it’s 2 subsequent follow-up editions since release in 1972, which I have seen.
    It is in Bitcoin Magazine, so it has to put in a blurb for Bitcoin at the end, the thesis that Bitcoin can replace the petro-dollar as global reserve currency. There are a lot of weaknesses to that thesis, which are not brought up at all. I think it was added to an excellent essay to get published and paid.
    With every prior empire, the empire still had to finance debt for wars. With the debt-based-dollar replacing gold, and countries [like Saudi Arabia] having to recycle excess dollars into lending to the Federal Government [for wars] there was a perfect trap for the rest of the world.
    The trap was set when the USA was the largest creditor nation by far, and held 70% of non-Soviet gold stores, at the end of WW-2.
    Once the rest of the world was using $US for global trade, and the US could print and spend all it needed for war, and they increasingly lent it back by buying T-bills, as American manufacturing got offshored, and real interest rates were usually negative, the support for Super Imperialism was in place.
    The threat to this system is any global trade/reserve currency which does not extract wealth.
    Yes, (energy expensive) Bitcoin could sort of fill this role between central banks, but a gold-backed central bank currency could do it better, and they are in beta testing. Every country would again be subject to balance-of-payments-in-gold discipline.
    It was the Vietnam War that decisively drained US gold, though it really began in Korea.
    https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-replacing-us-super-imperialism

    #92564
    John Day
    Participant

    US Coverup Of Syria Massacre Shows The Danger Of The Assange Precedent, Caitlin Johnstone
    …The report contains many significant revelations, including that the US military has been grossly undercounting the numbers of civilians killed in its airstrikes and lying about it to Congress, that special ops forces in Syria have been consistently ordering airstrikes which kill noncombatants with no accountability by exploiting loopholes to get around rules meant to protect civilians, that units which call in such airstrikes are allowed to do their own assessments grading whether the strikes were justified, that the US war machine attempted to obstruct scrutiny of the massacre “at nearly every step” of the way, and that the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations only investigates such incidents when there is “potential for high media attention, concern with outcry from local community/government, concern sensitive images may get out.”
    “But at nearly every step, the military made moves that concealed the catastrophic strike,” The New York Times reports. “The death toll was downplayed. Reports were delayed, sanitized and classified. United States-led coalition forces bulldozed the blast site. And top leaders were not notified.”
    Journalist Aaron Maté has called the incident “one of the US military’s worst massacres and cover-up scandals since My Lai in Vietnam.”…
    Julian Assange currently sits in Belmarsh Prison waiting to find out if British judges will overturn a lower court’s ruling against his extradition to the United States to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act for journalistic activity which exposed US war crimes. War crimes not unlike those that were just exposed by The New York Times in its reporting on the Baghuz massacre.
    The precedent the US government is trying to set with its persecution of Julian Assange will, if successful, cast a chilling effect over journalism which scrutinizes the US war machine, not just in the United States but around the world. If it can succeed in legally establishing that it can extradite an Australian journalist for publishing information in the public interest about US war crimes, it will have succeeded in legally establishing that it can do that to any journalist anywhere. And you can kiss investigative reporting like this goodbye.

    US Coverup Of Syria Massacre Shows The Danger Of The Assange Precedent

    Land Grab for “Climate”? Land Confiscated from Midwestern Farmers , Tessa (fights robots) Lena
    This story is about an event that is extremely important and historically deep. According to Ice Age Farmer, a large amount of land is currently being confiscated from American farmers in the Midwest, using eminent domain. The farmers are given an option to accept a modest compensation and go away “voluntarily”—but if not, they are threatened with the prospect of losing their land anyway under eminent domain.
    This is done to give way to a massive carbon sequestration pipeline (actually, two of them) and processing facilities going through the heart of the Corn Belt. (You guessed it, this is done in the name of “saving the planet.”)
    Notably, the project allegedly requires removing top soil (!!!) in an area spanning thousands of miles—an agriculturally important area—which is, of course, a great way to save the planet!
    https://tessa.substack.com/p/land-grab-for-climate

    Dr Mike Yeadon – “The findings that 100% of Covid-19 Vaccine Deaths have been caused by just 5% of the batches produced are unprecedented”
    On October 31st we revealed how an investigation of data found in the USA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has revealed that extremely high numbers of adverse reactions and deaths have been reported against specific lot numbers of the Covid-19 vaccines several times, meaning deadly batches of the experimental injections have now been identified…
    …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. Thanks Travis.

    Dr Mike Yeadon – “The findings that 100% of Covid-19 Vaccine Deaths have been caused by just 5% of the batches produced are unprecedented”

    #92565
    John Day
    Participant

    Huh, wuzzat in English, please?
    SARS-COV-2 Delta variant displays moderate resistance to neutralizing antibodies and spike protein properties of higher soluble ACE2 sensitivity, enhanced cleavage and fusogenic activity
    SARS-CoV-2 Delta (sub)variant is moderately resistant to neutralizing antibodies produced in response to vaccines targeting January 2020 spike protein, which is most of them, and all of the ones in the US and UK. (This says nothing about enhancement of viral pathogenicity by antibodies to spike protein antibodies or natural antibodies to COVID infection.)
    Finally, the spike proteins of B.1.617 variants are more efficiently cleaved due to the P681R substitution, and the spike of Delta variants exhibited greater sensitivity to soluble ACE2 neutralization, as well as fusogenic activity, which may contribute to enhanced spread of Delta variants.
    That means that the things the virus does to attach to and quickly enter a human cell, to begin reproducing, all seem to work better for this sub variant. Several of these things have been shown elsewhere to be enhanced by antibodies to January 2020 SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, such as the cleavage of spike protein after attachment to ACE-2 receptor on cell wall, and “fusogenic activity”, which has to do with fusing into and crossing the host cell wall.
    These features were studied using “pseudovruses” not whole virus, so that each feature could be studied in isolation. That is good in one way, seeing what each mutated feature does alone, but it will completely miss the whole package effect of active virus in vaccinated, previously infected, and infection-naive humans. That would be far more complex of a study, and it is sort of going on around us.
    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.11.05.467523v1

    A systematic review of cases of CNS demyelination following COVID-19 vaccination
    Demyelinating neurological disease, like multiple sclerosis and transverse myelitis impairs the myelin sheath around nerves, without which they work very poorly or not at all. All types of COVID-19 vaccines can elicit this autoimmune response, more commonly in people who have autoimmune disease, and more commonly after the first vaccine dose. Most of these cases improved with high-dose steroids, the typical treatment.
    https://www.jni-journal.com/article/S0165-5728(21)00292-7/fulltext

    Transverse Myelitis:
    EU lists rare spinal condition as side-effect of J&J COVID-19 shot
    https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/eu-lists-rare-spinal-condition-as-side-effect-of-jj-covid-19-shot

    Paresthesia can be numbness, tingling, burning, ants crawling, insect biting, glass cuts, painful pressure or other sensation, without an easily identifiable cause on physical examination. Hyperesthesia is feeling things way too much in an area. It is usually experienced as painful.
    In the latest update on vaccine safety 6 October, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) reported that among the adverse reactions to the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine there were also cases of parestesia. In particular, as written in the dossier, edited by the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC), almost 22 thousand cases of parestesia and hypesthesia have been reported out of approximately 1 billion and 220 thousand Pfizer vaccine doses administered in the world.
    https://newdailycompass.com/en/the-vaccine-provokes-paraesthesia-ema-breaks-the-taboo

    #92566
    John Day
    Participant

    RFK Jr. In my latest book — “The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health” — I take an in-depth look at the disastrous consequences of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s 50-year reign as America’s public health czar. The book, which will be released Nov. 16, is available now for pre-order.
    “The J. Edgar Hoover of Public Health in America” for over 35 years, starting with AIDS.
    As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci dispenses $6.1 billion in annual taxpayer-provided funding for scientific research.
    The research I conducted for my new book exposes how Fauci’s gargantuan yearly disbursements allow him to dictate the subject, content and outcome of scientific health research across the globe.
    These annual disbursements also allow Fauci to exercise dictatorial control over the army of “knowledge-and-innovation” leaders who populate the “independent” federal panels that approve and mandate drugs and vaccines — including the committees that allowed the Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 vaccines.
    Fauci uses the financial clout at his disposal to wield extraordinary influence over hospitals, universities, journals and thousands of influential doctors and scientists — whose careers and institutions he has the power to ruin, advance or reward.

    My New Book — ‘The Real Anthony Fauci’ — Now Available for Pre-Order

    ​How did Pfizer come to rule the western world in the past year? Really, how?​

    The Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine Monopoly: The Backstory

    Pfizer vaccine efficacy over time, a few months. “Negative efficacy” is not mentioned, but we have seen that after 6 months. Why no mention?
    ​ ​Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccination Against Risk of Symptomatic Infection, Hospitalization, and Death Up to 9 Months: A Swedish Total-Population Cohort Study​
    ​Findings: Vaccine effectiveness of BNT162b2 against infection waned progressively from 92% (95% CI, 92-93, P<0·001) at day 15-30 to 47% (95% CI, 39-55, P<0·001) at day 121-180, and from day 211 and onwards no effectiveness could be detected…
    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3949410

    #92567
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Gibraltar; the most vaccinated region on Earth (100% fully vaccinated, 40% boosted) has now cancelled Christmas due to ‘exponential’ rise in cases.

    Whatever is keeping this New Normal Narrative going certainly isn’t anything rational, is it?

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