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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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    Participant

    “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.”

    We shall see. One reason I harp so much on this perception of TPTB as being some kind of invulnerable is because it blinds us to the fact that a) NO one is invulnerable, and B) history records this throughout its course.

    I’ll add that we and many many others are daily discrediting these people. CNN may never do so but CNN itself will suffer severe discreditation. Goebbels’ infamous propaganda machine, his “mighty Wurlitzer organ”, is now thoroughly discredited… (and yet, to view this from the reverse persepctive, neo-Nazism is growing; the game goes ever on).

    When society overall agrees on something, it’s usually wrong, a zillion fingers pointing at the finger pointing at the moon. By the time the likes of Fauci are discredited in the eyes of the prevailing majority, that particular moon will probably have already set.

    We paralyze ourselves with fear with such hyperbole that grants these clowns seeming superpowers. HItler died in a bunker after blowingg his brains out.

    Analogy: these people are giant trolls. One ignores or mocks trolls. One doesn’t take them seriously, for that gives them more power than they already have. Why are we so determined to empower these dangerous lunatics more than they already are?

    fauci

    People offered their infants as sacrifice to Moloch because they revered and feared it. Most of us here don’t revere Fauci, but many certainly fear him, and I ask: what does this fear get you? Know thine enemy, yes. Fear thine enemy, no. If you fear the enemy, the enemy has already won, and you are toast who didn’t hear the timer go off and are now cooking from a light golden survivable hue to a dark dead carbon black.

    I’ve posted many schmaltzy music links (it’s a gift I have;) ), but this is probably the corniest. But basic truth is kinda corny.

    Don’t Fear the Reaper

    #92569
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Gavin Newsom is a maggot gnawing on the corpse of Californicate.

    Killing other people’s children is fun for him. He truly enjoys it, it makes his nipples hard.

    But his wife vetoed the governor about Clot-Shotting his own spawn.

    Guest we know who wears the pants in that family.

    ..

    https://www.thepubliceditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Sabo_Gavin_Newsome_California_Psycho.jpg

    #92570
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    JDay: you stole my eyebrows! Give ’em back!

    And yes, handroids are the servants of Satan or someone who smells just like it.

    #92571
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “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.”

    We shall see. One reason I harp so much on this perception of TPTB as being some kind of invulnerable is because it blinds us to the fact that a) NO one is invulnerable, and B) history records this throughout its course.

    I’ll add that we and many many others are daily discrediting these people. CNN may never do so but CNN itself will suffer severe discreditation. Goebbels’ infamous propaganda machine, his “mighty Wurlitzer organ”, is now thoroughly discredited… (and yet, to view this from the reverse persepctive, neo-Nazism is growing; the game goes ever on).

    When society overall agrees on something, it’s usually wrong, a zillion fingers pointing at the finger pointing at the moon. By the time the likes of Fauci are discredited in the eyes of the prevailing majority, that particular moon will probably have already set.

    We paralyze ourselves with fear with such hyperbole that grants these clowns seeming superpowers. HItler died in a bunker after blowingg his brains out.

    Analogy: these people are giant trolls. One ignores or mocks trolls. One doesn’t take them seriously, for that gives them more power than they already have. Why are we so determined to empower these dangerous lunatics more than they already are?

    fauci

    People offered their infants as sacrifice to Moloch because they revered and feared it. Most of us here don’t revere Fauci, but many certainly fear him, and I ask: what does this fear get you? Know thine enemy, yes. Fear thine enemy, no. If you fear the enemy, the enemy has already won, and you are toast who didn’t hear the timer go off and are now cooking from a light golden survivable hue to a dark dead carbon black.

    I’ve posted many schmaltzy music links (it’s a gift I have;) ), but this is probably the corniest. But basic truth is kinda corny.

    Don’t Fear the Reaper (insert cowbell joke here)

    #92572
    those darned kids
    Participant

    thanks, madamski. i miss gil. beautiful song. the original is great. i know that feeling very well. thanks.

    #92573
    Oroboros
    Participant

    “One reason I harp so much on this perception of TPTB as being some kind of invulnerable is because it blinds us to the fact that
    a) NO one is invulnerable, and
    B) history records this throughout its course….”

    Newton’s Three Laws of Motion

    #3 For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

    People confuse this physical law with Karma.

    They conflate Karma with some kind of equalizing law of the Universe, it’s not.

    Here’s Eckhart Tolle’s take on what Karma really is.

    “The voice in the head has a life of its own. Most people are at the mercy of that voice; they are possessed by thought, by the mind. And since the mind is conditioned by the past, you are then forced to reenact the past again and again.

    The Eastern term for this is karma. When you are identified with that voice, you don’t know this, of course. If you knew it, you would no longer be possessed because you are only truly possessed when you mistake the possessing entity for who you are, that is to say, when you become it…”

    History eventually ‘corrects’ it’s course from one extreme to another.

    The French Revolution chopped off the heads of a lot of aristocrats and proto-yuppy rent class chasers. The revolution itself was ‘corrected’ by a decade or so of constant war and military dictatorship by the megalomaniac Napoleon who destroyed large parts of Europe for ‘the Glory of France’.

    Wow, that was some ‘course correction’.

    The Plandemic was part of the largest transfer of wealth in human history. As Gerald Celente says, “The Big got bigger and the Small got smaller”

    More Billionaires, destitute the majority of Sheeple.

    Mission Accomplished

    “this perception of TPTB as being some kind of invulnerable is because it blinds us to the fact that
    a) NO one is invulnerable, and
    B) history records this throughout its course….”

    Yes, History ‘corrects’ and it all turns out OK because……>>>

    In the long run we are all dead.”

    ~John Maynard Keynes

    #92574
    Noirette
    Participant

    (> prev. thread.) Germ, thx for the links.

    Climate Re-analyzer I didn’t know of. https://climatereanalyzer.org/wx/DailySummary/#t2

    This summary of COP26, lays out some of the highlights. ‘Humiliating failure’ is not a good title, it should be ‘Biz as usual.’

    COP26 Ends In Humiliating Failure

    Perso anecdote. In 2003 at the height of the heat wave in Europe I was sitting in a country bus. The landscape about was dire, some (deliberate, organised) burning, other: vegetation dead or dying, crops withered in the fields, it looked horrific, end of the world. In the bus some ppl had tears pouring down, others prayed.

    The bus driver shouted out, I gotta go on! Meaning, he has his job to do, and everyone wanted to get to their destination.

    The vegetation – and agri – in CH has changed since then, of course partly due to human efforts to adapt, like olive trees instead of apples…re-planting all around roads (that stuff all died..), etc. Wiki re. deaths states 70K in Europe, it is hard to judge, hmm prob. *not* a wild under / over- estimate.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_European_heat_wave

    France was badly affected for a reason the wiki mentions, August is a shut-down month. The other reason, never mentioned in MSM, is that old ppl in homes are over medicated w. psychotropic ‘calming’ drugs which messes about with their homeostatic system, they can’t deal with temp change.

    Big Pharma and Big Vacations are responsible for those deaths. Say.

    #92575
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I wonder why Gavin Newsom doesn’t just have his kids publicly injected with a small amount of saline solution so he can tell everybody they were Covid-vaccinated.

    #92576
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    “It was often said that Trump was the most divisive president ever, but then we got Biden, whose divisions are dangerous and often permanent.”

    MPSK, I believe that most Trump haters conflated the media narrative with the man. Sure, Trump said many provocative things when given the podium, but many Americans found this refreshing, because he was giving voice to their day-to-day concerns, concerns which the media ignored for decades.

    Personally, I couldn’t stand to listen to him for more than 30 seconds, just as I would run from any bore at a party who insisted on fluffing his ego at my expense. Yet, watching from a distance at all the media gyrations, it was evident that their assigned mission was to destroy Trump by any means possible: lies, half-truths, slanders, misquotes, etc. Essentially, whipping their audience into a witch-burning frenzy each and every news cycle.

    It became clear early on that the divisiveness was being created and fed primarily by the media. I blame them for most of the hatred, division, and hysteria that we currently see around us. Watching many friends and family become brainwashed by the media psyops the past few years has been both painful and educational, causing me to question many of my own long-held beliefs, asking whether they were implanted unconsciously by some external authority or the result of my own thoughtful analysis.

    Of course, the media is only an instrument of propaganda and social control owned by the oligarchs. Which is why I keep coming back to the hypothesis of a rich cabal currently attempting to institute an authoritarian global government as the primary driving force.

    #92577
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    The country [China] is in the grip of the most concerted government campaign to assert greater control over its people in decades.

    The Atlantic: ‘Nothing to see here, … Look, look over there!’

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2021/11/china-xi-jinping/620645/

    F.S.

    #92578
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Here’s the thing with parents disagreeing over covid vax for children: how it plays out is very specific to the situation.
    If parents are married: either parent can legally get the child vaccinated, and the other parent has no legal recourse of action.
    If parents are divorced, never married, or legally separated: then the vaccine is a “medical decision” and the decision follow the instructions in the Parenting Agreement for medical decisions.

    These are the common situations: (I use the terms in common use in Arizona)
    – One parent has sole legal decision-making, or solely has medical decision making: that parent makes the decision, theoretically (but not necessarily) with the input of the other parent.
    – Joint-legal decision making, with one parent has final decision making: parents are required to discuss options, however, if they do not agree, one designated parent makes the decision. (Many argue that this, in reality, functions identically to sole legal decision making.)
    – Joint-legal decision making: parents are required to discuss options and come to an agreement regarding medical treatments. Typically this means that if the parents cannot agree, nothing changes, nothing happens.
    – Joint-legal decision making, with a “parenting coordinator” when the parents cannot agree: parents are required to discuss options and come to an agreement regarding medical treatments. If they cannot agree, both make their case to a paid “parenting coordinator.” The parenting coordinator makes the final decision (which neither may agree with.) The decision of the parenting coordinator becomes legally binding to both parents.

    In any of these situations, either parent can initiate mediation when there is disagreement. The mediator is not a parenting coordinator, and cannot mandate anything. The mediator is simply trained to help the parents look past their own biases to see where there may be common ground. Any decisions mutually arrived at in mediation are appended to the Parenting Agreement and become legally binding.

    If mediation fails (in some circumstances it can be jumped over), the next step is to initiate court procedings — essentially, for the court to make the decisions, or to clarify who will make the decision. (Watch it — the judge may decide to assign a parenting coordinator instead of siding with either parent, or split decision making so that one parent has educational decision making and the other has medical decision making. The courts don’t really like it when parents can’t come up with a solution on their own.)

    If one parent goes ahead with the decision over which mediation has commenced, unilaterally, it will make that parent look very, very bad if it comes up in court. Initiation medication or court procedings can potentially block a child from being vaccinated for quite a long time, especially if delay tactics are used. (Of course, delay tactics can backfire if it looks like they aren’t genuine.)

    So, really, “convincing” the other parent is probably a futile exercise — and although it can/should be tried, just to see if it works, it isn’t likely to work because of the reasons why the parents aren’t together in the first place.

    A few weeks ago I had a woman with two small children contact me because she saw that I was opposing my children’s father regarding getting my kids vaccinated. She explained that she was married and worried that her husband would get them vaxxed behind her back. I told her the plain truth — she has more legal rights to prevent her children from being vaccinated if she is divorced/legally separated than she does married. She was shocked — and shared with me that the only reason why she was still married was because she believed that she had more rights and control over the children if she stayed married than if she divorced. I explained that there are many pros/cons to marriage/divorce and which is best depends upon the specific situation. Oops. I may have just caused a marriage to fall apart. (Oh, well, it sounded as if it was barely holding together as it was.)

    For me, I have joint legal decision making. Specifically, the Parenting Agreement states that parents must confer together about medical decisions. It also states that one parent can get the medical procedure done over the objection of one parent if that parent fully pays for the procedure. I really wish that were differently worded. However, in practice, my ex knows full well that if he were to decide to get the kids vaxxed (state his intentions) against my wishes, that I would be filing for mediation the next business day. If he were to actually vax them against my wishes I would probably/might be filing legal papers within days (depends on the exact situation…it will get very dicey for me if the local schools require covid vaccination, instead of merely suggesting it, as I can’t change the kids’ schools without his agreement.) So, for my ex and myself, “joing legal decision making” essentially means that we act in agreement, or no action is taken. This is sometimes beneficial, and sometimes not beneficial. One thing I know for myself and have observed in my ex is that neither one of us want to go back to court.

    I am not clear from what absolute galore has shared which situation he is in — and the wording is likely different in his state/Parenting Agreement than in mine, some of the minutia may also be different. Regardless, if there is disagreement, mediation/court can get involved. However…that can also be fraught — and one must weigh the likelihood of winning/losing or some other outcome entirely. It would be wise, at the very least, if one cannot prevent the child from being vaxxed to instead gain some other ground — the ability to give treatment to hopefully prevent adverse vaccine reactions, the concession that the parent choosing the experimental vaccination is personally responsible for all costs arising from that choice (which concession must be obtained in writing and appended to the Parenting Agreement,) or something else entirely that is unrelated but can be gained.

    Also…discussing whether or not to get vaccinated with the child is problematic. One can discuss the vaccine, of course, or one’s reasons to hesitate, etc., but the child does not have the right to make the choice, so trying to influence the child’s preferences one way or the other to hinder the other parent from carrying out vaccination could be viewed badly if it were to come up later in court — parents are not supposed to use the children as proxies for the decision making process between them. Besides…if one parent cannot stop the vaccination, having the child anxious about it isn’t going to improve the situation.

    #92580
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Psychiatrist Mark MacDonald has a lot to say about what’s happening in this country right now in this “Jerm Warfare” podcast. If this one-hour podcast was posted here earlier and you didn’t listen to it, I recommend taking the time to give it a listen. You’ll be glad you did. Unless you’re deflationista, of course, who probably wouldn’t listen to it because they would feel too called out. 😀

    #92582
    TAE Summary
    Participant

    The Covid Cult

    1. Covid is dangerous, so much so that unless addressed it will destroy everything we know and love. This is repeated often and with force until it becomes obvious.
    2. The facts surrounding Covid are explained by authorities who have special skills and gifts. They have experience that you cannot match and understanding that you cannot fathom. You must implicitly trust them and their pronouncements.
    3. The authorities reference special documents which only they can correctly interpret. If you read the special documents (or anything else) and reach some other conclusion you are in error. The authorities are never in error, even as the documents and interpretations change.
    4. The authorities codify a list of commandments based on the documents and science. These commandments may be explicit in the documents, implicit in the documents or found in the penumbras formed by emanations of the documents. Because the commandments come from the documents via the authorities they cannot be questioned by ordinary people.
    5. The authorities promise salvation by obedience to the commandments. There is no other path to salvation. It is an if-and-only-if situation. Their guidance is necessary and sufficient. If you don’t receive salvation it is because you or others were not sufficiently obedient. By definition it is never the fault of the authorities or the commandments if you don’t get what was promised.
    6. One big advantage the authorities offer is fellowship. Only by staying true will the authorities accept you among the faithful. To associate with the disobedient is to risk taint. Deviation from orthodoxy requires rejection and shunning.
    7. A second advantage is self assurance. Knowing that you are on the winning team will support you through all doubts and trials. Knowing that the authorities approve of you will anchor your soul.
    8. A third advantage is that the authorities identify those whom you are better than. The fools that don’t believe like you are an endless source of superiority as the authorities continually emphasize their benighted state. This disdain of the common enemy is designed to unite the faithful more than the shared obedience or the promise of salvation.
    9. The goal of the authorities is to have inclusion in the cult become your identity so that as you review your life the cult is at the center of who you are. You are good because it is good. You are just because it is just. You are true because it is true. Adherence is a must. Divergence is unthinkable. Ad Nauseam Aeternum.

    #92583
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ absolute galore

    Another strategy with regards to your son — if you are absolutely certain that you cannot stave off the vaccination for months on end or for years, then propose to your co-parent that he be vaccinated immediately, before 12th birthday. That way, he will be “fully vaccinated” at 1/3 the dose given to 12 year olds = less odds of adverse reactions, of course, prophylax/treat with vitamins, neutraceuticals, etc.

    This will also cause you to look very amenable if in the future you need to block boosters.

    #92584
    those darned kids
    Participant

    The country [Canada] is in the grip of the most concerted government campaign to assert greater control over its people in decades.

    The country [Austria] is in the grip of the most concerted government campaign to assert greater control over its people in decades.

    The country [United Kingdom] is in the grip of the most concerted government campaign to assert greater control over its people in decades.

    The country [Et Cetera] is in the grip of the most concerted government campaign to assert greater control over its people in decades.

    #92585
    zerosum
    Participant

    You cannot miss what you did not have.

    @ TAE Summary
    The Covid Cult – The shadow of tomorrow

    #92587
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “thanks, madamski”

    ma

    I’ll settle for a compliment on my awesome hairdo. *smooch*

    #92588
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Yes, History ‘corrects’ and it all turns out OK because”

    If by “it” you mean the fate of humanity/our collective well-being, etc., then I want to be sure it is understood that I do not believe this, at least not in rational secular terms. Any beliefs I have in that regard involve metaphysics, magical thinking, and religious history.

    If by “it” you mean a given individual, my take is that some of us will be luckier than others, and that “Chance (luck) favors the prepared mind (and heart, body, and soul).”

    I find this recurrent and closer than not to constant focus on the collective state of affairs, especially from a group whose main salient flavor seems libertarian, odd. Particularly, this insistence that we deign ourselves sheep and TPTB as shepherds (bad shepherds not good shepherds.

    We simply insist on perceiving events through a collective lens, or more accurately, individual lenses attuned to see things as either collective or nonexistent. That makes sense, since ‘we’ means ‘collective’, but the collective is not made of ‘we’s but of ‘I’s.

    I never spent a day with humanity in my life, even with movies, TV, books, the internet. I’ve spent some time with this or that persons, and sometimes with people, occasionally even in groups numbered in thousand. But humanity? I hoid of duh bastid but nevah met duh bastid in poyssun.

    The message I hear over and over is that if it doesn’t affect all of us (‘all of us’ meaning ‘enough of us to call it good enough’ or something like that), it doesn’t matter. Even as people here decry various forms of groupthink, they exhibit a profound insistence that groupthink/group behavior is all that really matters. Groupthink about groupthink. What could [possibly go wrong with that?
    Me just me. Mongo just pawn in game of life; and all this focus on the collective, however anti-authoritarian in word, reinforces the emphasis on collective behavior that serves TPTB so well in harnessing us to their desires.

    For the record, I have never said any of this will “all work out ok”. But you or me or her or him might come out alright… and the more that such individuals pursue their possible good fortune, with or without like-minded individuals, the more likely those individuals, solo or comprising the group, stand to benefit. Humans being a social species, the groups will usually fare better than the solos, but not necessarily through all passages, which are sometimes best survived alone.

    But only so many per group. Only groups that aren’t too big for its members to know and trust each other on a personal relationship basis, and then only networks of such groups that (paging Dr. D.) that steadfastly favor their identity group (let’s call them ‘states’) over the abstract relationship between states known as ‘federation’.

    Two songs. One for the schmaltz, one for the courage of truth:
    Tender Shepherd

    IF

    #92589

    Phoenix- get him vaccinated before his 12th birthday- brilliant!

    #92590

    Max Q- Amy Boone had a wonderful bit on John Ward’s “The Slog” back in 11/20 called “civil war” about the media and trump.
    Krakens seem to have been released all over the place lately.

    #92594
    those darned kids
    Participant

    Myth vs. reality in COVID Russia

    make sure to watch the tune at the end of the article.

    #92599
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #92602
    ezlxa1949
    Participant

    TAE Summary, a thousand thanks for that post. It describes our national (Oz) cognitive environment very closely indeed.

    It also describes the cognitive environment of religious cults very well. Among the more extreme, prophecies can be an important component of the belief system, a fear- or promise-based means of exercising dominion over the congregation.

    If dire prophecies fail, never mind, God changed his strategy, we must plug on regardless. Better luck next time.

    If the promises fail, it was because we did not merit God’s gift. Obviously. We must repent and change our ways. Better luck next time.

    In the above, replace the words “prophecies” and “promises” with “vaccine”, and “God” with “medical science” and see how it reads.

    It’s too late now to do much to counter the vaccination hysteria program. If the promises fail, what can we do? If the dire prophecies turn out to be over-wrought, OK then, some form of society will continue. Either way, all we can do is wait and watch.

    #92603
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    *crickets* (just an oopsie is all)

    #92604
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    So much for dear old Vlad. He accomplished much. Now he is burning it down. Once again we see what I have dubbed the Foss Factor after dear Nicole: brilliant people can be thoroughly average boneheads when it comes to a subject that, to quote an old friend, “Grips their innards in a certain way.”

    Or perhaps:

    It’s interesting. Russia has a declining population problem that Putin has addressed many times. ONe would think he woulod not want to kill of Russians. But, if he were a high-functioning morally practical but effectively ruthless psychopath (which I think describes Putin well enough from the distance at which I can perceive him), he might decide that this culling, planned or de facto, will naturally select for the rugged individualists who tend to go their own way and git’r’dun.

    Since Russia is tapped into the world’s largest remaining natural resource base both dometically and through good foreign relations with Eurasia outside of NATO, and is building an infrastructure mostly based on sound pohysics and resource availability, and is poised to benefit more than lose from the current warming trend, it should be able to attract the strong-willed, strong-minded, and strong-hearted survivors of this mess.

    SOmething like a global brain drain via global culling.

    If anyone on the planet would be detached enough to deliberately take measures aimed at population refinement via reduction of the weaker, it would be Putin.

    Does this mean I think that TPTB have planned a dxeliberate culling?

    No. TPTB have been able to shit on everything in the name of personal enrichment and aggrandizement since Krishna discovered body paint. Profit motive, narcissist sociopathic te4ndencies both personal and institutional, and the desire of most human ebings in positions high and low to go along to get along (detailed neatly by TAE SUmmary), still fits Occam’s Razor best for my money.

    But Putin falling this far for this shit doesn’t fit his profile. So, pending a better hypothesis, I’ll conclude that Putin saw the Vakzi Nations collectively committing suicide for the usual short-term profits over-long term benefit, ran it through his cabeza, and concluded that such an enormous tragedy being inevitable, what would work best for Russia?

    And this just appeard at the top of my youtube feed, I swear. Never heard the song before. Eerily apt:

    The Guests

    One by one, the guests arrive
    The guests are coming through
    The open-hearted many
    The broken-hearted few

    No one knows where the night is going
    No one knows why the wine is flowing
    Oh love I need you

    And those who dance, begin to dance
    Those who weep begin
    And “welcome, welcome” cries a voice
    “Let all my guests come in”

    No one knows where the night is going
    No one knows why the wine is flowing
    Oh love I need you

    And all go stumbling through that house
    In lonely secrecy
    Saying “do reveal yourself”
    Or “why has thou forsaken me?”

    No one knows where the night is going
    No one knows why the wine is flowing
    Oh love I need you

    All at once the torches flare
    The inner door flies open
    One by one they enter there
    In every style of passion

    No one knows where the night is going
    No one knows why the wine is flowing
    Oh love I need you

    And here they take their sweet repast
    While house and grounds dissolve
    And one by one the guests are cast
    Beyond the garden wall

    No one knows where the night is going
    No one knows why the wine is flowing
    Oh love I need you

    Those who dance, begin to dance
    Those who weep begin
    And those who earnestly are lost
    Are lost and lost again

    No one knows where the night is going
    No one knows why the wine is flowing
    Oh love I need you

    One by the guests arrive
    The guests are coming through
    The broken-hearted many
    The open-hearted few

    No one knows where the night is going
    No one knows why the wine is flowing
    Oh love I need you

    Oh… I need you now

    #92605
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Some I suspect will say that Putin planned this in cooperation with China. Could be. But opportunistically, not initially. Fauci et al have been playing with fire for years. Putin’s intel had to have some idea of all this. Labs functioning as potential or intended biowepaons labs would surely get his attention.

    I’m sure Putin known Sun Tzu, jah?

    “Never interfere with your enemy when he is destroying himself” Sun Tzu

    And when the enemy hurts itself in a uniquely vulnerable way, exploit that vulnerability, espeically if the fallout of your enemies self-destruction is going to come your way.

    #92607
    Bill7
    Participant

    Maxwell Quest said: “..It became clear early on that the divisiveness was being created and fed primarily by the media. I blame them for most of the hatred, division, and hysteria that we currently see around us. Watching many friends and family become brainwashed by the media psyops the past few years has been both painful and educational, causing me to question many of my own long-held beliefs, asking whether they were implanted unconsciously by some external authority or the result of my own thoughtful analysis.

    Of course, the media is only an instrument of propaganda and social control owned by the oligarchs. Which is why I keep coming back to the hypothesis of a rich cabal currently attempting to institute an authoritarian global government as the primary driving force.”

    Thank you for this comment, MQ. My take is that Mr. Trump was / is just part of the act. The notion that our ruling class
    would allow someone into office that they did not want there strikes me as.. quaint, at best.

    #92610
    those darned kids
    Participant

    Paramedic issues urgent plea for health chiefs to save Worcester hospital

    an open letter about insane ambulance wait times. something is very wrong.

    #92611
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Thank you for this comment, MQ. My take is that Mr. Trump was / is just part of the act. The notion that our ruling class would allow someone into office that they did not want there strikes me as.. quaint, at best.

    If Trump was indeed ousted through election-skullduggery (I remain lamentably on the fence about that one), it would not be entirely irrational to conclude that somebody wanted him out of there.

    #92612
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Civil War is coming, I’d say, but this represents war by other means already.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/fbi-whistleblower-reveals-biden-doj-activated-counterterrorism-division-against

    WRT, the silence of doctors en masse, I don’t mind leaving me out of that broad, yet accurate characterization. Most physicians optimize their personal success above all else and obedience to their mentors, substitute mommies and daddies, often their own. Why shouldn’t their obedience be directed with fawning loyalty to the Board, the State, the Club and the Corporations they serve? We all have to get along, right?
    Obedience’s rewards are immense, land and title, and the punishment swift, severe and isolating but not before the victim accepts the pathologization of their mental health.

    #92613
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    @MPSK,

    Thanks for The Slog “Civil War” link. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    For a “housewife”, whose “work-day is a tissue of trivial, repetitive tasks of the sort given to POWs to break their morale”, she is amazingly well informed and writes in a clever and humorous style, comparable to a female Matt Taibbi.

    #92614
    Bill7
    Participant

    > If Trump was indeed ousted through election-skullduggery (I remain lamentably on the fence about that one), it would not be entirely irrational to conclude that somebody wanted him out of there. <

    I was referring to 2016.

    #92615
    Oroboros
    Participant

    “Something like a global brain drain via global culling.”

    Woketards and Libtards are highly vaccinated, 2. 3, even four Clot Shots. Please Master, more!

    Dems 2 or 3 to one vaxxed vs Repubs.

    And the more formal years of ‘education’ (cough, gag, cough) the Plebs have, the more vaxxed.

    PHD’s having the highest percentage of vaxxing. God bless them all!

    So the Great Culling willing be, wait for it, the ‘Educated’.

    TaDa!

    The Darwin Awards are taking nomination!

    #92616
    deflationista
    Participant

    Just react. That’s all you should do. React. And always in the most predictable ways. Just your daily robot reminder.

    #92618
    deflationista
    Participant

    Beep.Boop.Bop.

    20.4% of Gibraltar’s population is under the age of 15.

    Bop.Beep.Boop.

    They just started vaccinating 12-15 year olds 3 week ago.

    Go clutch your pearls.

    #92619
    Boogaloo
    Participant

    @Henry
    Here is how to get the tablets made for humans:

    How to Get Ivermectin

    #92622
    those darned kids
    Participant

    go clutch your boops.

    #92623

    Max Q- Here are two more of Amy Boone’s posts from The Slog:
    This one and this one. Both are from Jan, 21.

    #92625
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    GIbraltar has vaccinated it’s entire ADULT population, British health official says

    Somebody neglected to add “adult” to their title. Oh my. An old headline:

    The Gibraltar Health Authority has today announced that 16-18 year olds in education in Gibraltar will be added to the priority list for vaccination.

    Don’t know that we can trust a British health official or not, but most mainstream robots would.

    #92626
    boscohorowitz
    Participant
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