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Jean-Francois Millet The Young Shepherdess 1870-73

 

SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Disrupts Human Cardiac Pericytes Function (CS)
Vaccine Data Transparency at the FDA (Kheriaty)
Fauci Speaks Of ‘Unfinished Business’ Before He Can Retire (RT)
Judge Tells Hospital: “Step Aside”, Give a Dying Man Ivermectin (Pfeiffer)
Kansas Governor to Allow Broad Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements (ET)
New Zealand To Stay Closed To Foreigners For Another Five Months (MSN)
Scottish Govt Vax Passport Sends People’s Private Data To Amazon, Microsoft (S)
Covid Deaths In Europe To Top 2 Million By March, Says WHO (G.)
The Health Effects Of Vitamin D Supplementation (Nature)
US to Require Vaccines for All Border Crossers in January (AP)
Americans Got Richer Thanks To Vaccines & Covid Policies, Biden Claims (RT)
US, Russia Military Chiefs Hold Urgent “Deconfliction” Call On Ukraine (ZH)

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fda.gov/media/153409/download
Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee October 26, 2021
No data. 5 Years of Study Needed.

 

 

Full title: “The SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein disrupts human cardiac pericytes function through CD147-receptor-mediated signalling: a potential non-infective mechanism of COVID-19 microvascular disease.”

SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Disrupts Human Cardiac Pericytes Function (CS)

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causes a broad range of clinical responses including prominent microvascular damage. The capacity of SARS-CoV-2 to infect vascular cells is still debated. Additionally, the SARS-CoV-2 Spike (S) protein may act as a ligand to induce non-infective cellular stress. We tested this hypothesis in pericytes (PCs), which are reportedly reduced in the heart of patients with severe coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Here we newly show that the in vitro exposure of primary human cardiac PCs to the SARS-CoV-2 wild type strain or the Alpha and Delta variants caused rare infection events.

Exposure to the recombinant S protein alone elicited signalling and functional alterations, including: (1) increased migration, (2) reduced ability to support endothelial cell (EC) network formation on Matrigel, (3) secretion of pro-inflammatory molecules typically involved in the cytokine storm, and (4) production of pro-apoptotic factors causing EC death. Next, adopting a blocking strategy against the S protein receptors angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and CD147, we discovered that the S protein stimulates the phosphorylation/activation of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) through the CD147 receptor, but not ACE2, in PCs.

The neutralisation of CD147, either using a blocking antibody or mRNA silencing, reduced ERK1/2 activation, and rescued PC function in the presence of the S protein. Immunoreactive S protein was detected in the peripheral blood of infected patients. In conclusion, our findings suggest that the S protein may prompt PC dysfunction, potentially contributing to microvascular injury. This mechanism may have clinical and therapeutic implications.

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55 years till you know if the vaccine is safe enough to take. Till the, you’re on your own.

Vaccine Data Transparency at the FDA (Kheriaty)

In September I organized 30 distinguished academic physicians and scientist colleagues to form Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency. This group included, among other luminaries, my friends Harvey Risch of Yale, Andrew Bostom of Brown, Joseph Ladapo of UCLA (who has since been appointed Surgeon General of Florida), Paul Alexander, formerly of HHS and WHO, Aditi Bhargava of UCSF, and other scientists from the U.S., Canada, Denmark, Australia, Germany, and the University of Oxford in the U.K. With the help of my lawyers, Aaron Siri and Elizabeth Brehm, we submitted a FOIA request to the FDA for all the data relied upon to authorize Pfizer’s Covid vaccine. While this information was not available while the vaccine was only approved under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), under federal law, the FDA was required to make this data publicly available once it received full approval, which happened in August.


The law is crystal clear on this point: our FOIA request was not at all legally complicated, and the FDA’s lawyers at the Department of Justice are well aware of this. As we describe on our website: “The organization takes no position on the data other than that it should be made publicly available to allow independent experts to conduct their own review and analyses. Any data received will be made public.” This is likewise uncontroversial, since transparency is widely regarded as a core ethical principle of all public health initiatives. It is one of the central ethical principles articulated, for example, in the University of California’s “Allocation of Scarce Critical Resources under Crisis Standards of Care,” the ventilator triage policy that I helped draft for the UC’s hospitals last year (see 3.f below):

[..] I look forward to seeing the DOJ lawyers in court, and will keep you updated on this story as the legal proceedings unfold.

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As long as he’s useful for Pfizer.

Fauci Speaks Of ‘Unfinished Business’ Before He Can Retire (RT)

Top White House Covid adviser Anthony Fauci insisted his long career as a federal bureaucrat is far from over, saying retirement is simply out of the question as he looks to wrap up “unfinished business” in the world of medicine. Asked whether he is thinking of leaving his long-held leadership post at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the 80-year-old health official said he’s “not even remotely contemplating that right now.” “There’s a lot of unfinished business right now, so I’m not even thinking about walking away,” Fauci told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday, adding that he would like to see the end of the coronavirus pandemic, and even further progress on eradicating HIV and AIDS, before he steps away from his work.

The White House adviser also reiterated calls for the “overwhelming majority” of fully-vaccinated American adults to receive booster shots, noting that the additional dose could eventually become standard in defining what it means to be ‘fully’ immunized. “Right now, officially, fully vaccinated equals two shots of the mRNA and one shot of the J&J, but without a doubt that could change. That’s on the table for discussion,” he said, referring to Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines which use messenger-RNA, and Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose formulation.

While an FDA advisory panel initially voted overwhelmingly against booster doses for all healthy Americans – instead greenlighting additional shots only for the elderly and certain at-risk groups – the FDA itself decided to cut the panel out of the process entirely and authorized boosters on its own last week. A similar panel with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, did give its blessing, with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky quickly signing off on the decision.

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“..the hospital system filed notice that it would appeal the order that had already been carried out. It did this even though Sun Ng seemed to have benefited greatly.”

Judge Tells Hospital: “Step Aside”, Give a Dying Man Ivermectin (Pfeiffer)

Sun Ng, a retired contractor from Hong Kong, traveled to Illinois to celebrate his only granddaughter’s first birthday. He got covid and was near death in a Chicago-area hospital. All other options were exhausted, but the hospital refused to give Mr. Ng a generic, FDA-approved drug with an extraordinary safety record that a doctor believed could safe his life. Finally, a judge asked the right question about ivermectin. “What’s the downside?” Put another way: If a man is dying of covid in an ICU and all else has been tried, why not order a hospital to give a safe, last-ditch drug? Edward Hospital, located near Chicago, offered three arguments as to why Sun Ng, seventy-one, should not be given ivermectin: There could be side effects. Ordering ivermectin would violate its policies. Forcing the issue would be “extraordinary” judicial overreach.

On each argument, DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Paul Fullerton firmly disagreed. “I can’t think of a more extraordinary situation than when we are talking about a man’s life,” he said in a November 5 decision that is a model of rational decision-making in an irrational era. “I am not forcing this hospital to do anything other than to step aside,” he continued in a Zoom hearing. “I am just asking—or not asking—I am ordering through the Court’s power to allow Dr. Bain to have the emergency privileges and administer this medicine.” The hospital ultimately stepped aside. Dr. Alan Bain, an internist, administered a five-day course of 24 milligrams of ivermectin, from November 8 through November 12. Ng, who with his wife, Ying, had come from Hong Kong to celebrate their granddaughter’s birthday, was able to breathe without a ventilator within five days—he, in fact, removed the endotracheal himself.

He left the ICU Tuesday, November 16, and, although confused and weak, was breathing Sunday without supplemental oxygen on a regular hospital floor. “Every day after ivermectin, there was accelerated and stable improvement,” said Dr. Bain, who administered the drug in two previous court cases after hospitals refused. “Three times we’ve shown something,” he told me. “There’s a signal of benefit for ventilator patients.” Ng’s remarkable progress stands in sharp relief to the repeated attempts by Edward-Elmhurst Health, the hospital’s managing system, to thwart the use of ivermectin. It succeeded in having the court’s initial November 1 order dismissed by claiming Ng was in better health than his lawsuit contended (he wasn’t). It then defied the November 5 order, saying Dr. Bain was not vaccinated (a negative test resolved the issue).

Moreover, after Ng’s treatment was complete, the hospital system filed notice that it would appeal the order that had already been carried out. It did this even though Sun Ng seemed to have benefited greatly. The patient’s improvement, or condition generally, did not seem to matter.

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And she’s a Democrat.

Kansas Governor to Allow Broad Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements (ET)

The governor of Kansas has said she intends to sign a measure that will force businesses that require COVID-19 vaccination to give broad exceptions to workers who don’t want to get the vaccine. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, said in a one-sentence Nov. 22 statement that she will sign the legislation “when it reaches my desk.” Derek Schmidt, Kansas attorney general and a Republican, also said he would sign it if he were governor. Schmidt is challenging Kelly in the Kansas gubernatorial race. The Republican-controlled state House of Representatives and state Senate approved House Bill 2001 earlier on Nov. 22 during a special session. The Senate vote was 24–11 and the House vote was 78–41.

The legislation states that any employer who imposes a COVID-19 vaccine requirement must exempt workers if they submit a written waiver request stating that complying with the requirement would endanger the life or health of the waiver applicant or somebody they live with or if receiving the vaccine violates a sincerely held religious belief. Any workers punished or terminated due to violation of the law would be able to file a complaint with state officials, who would be mandated to investigate each complaint and issue an order on each case within 60 calendar days.

An employer who is found to have violated the law would face civil action in a bid to fine them up to $10,000 per violation if they have fewer than 100 employees or up to $50,000 per violation if they have 100 or more employees. The employer would avoid legal action if they reinstate the worker. Another major component of the legislation requires that workers who get laid off due to vaccination requirements be eligible for unemployment benefits. Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson, a Republican, said the measure will “protect the rights of Kansans who are facing impending deadlines from the Biden administration that would force them to choose between their livelihood and their religious freedom or their livelihood and advice from their own physician.”

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Like a lab experiment.

New Zealand To Stay Closed To Foreigners For Another Five Months (MSN)

New Zealand said Wednesday it will not reopen to foreign travellers for at least another five months, as it slowly relaxes some of the world’s toughest pandemic border restrictions. The Pacific nation’s Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said New Zealanders stranded in Australia could return home from mid-January and Kiwis travelling from elsewhere would be allowed in a month later. But foreign nationals must wait until the end of April under the blueprint for a phased reopening unveiled Wednesday. “We acknowledge it’s been tough, but the end of heavily restricted travel is now in sight,” Hipkins told reporters. New Zealand closed its borders in March last year, requiring all international arrivals to undergo two weeks of hotel quarantine, a period that was recently cut to seven days.


Hipkins said under the new regime, travellers would self isolate for seven days provided they were fully vaccinated and passed a series of Covid-19 tests. The move comes amid mounting pressure from overseas-based New Zealanders frustrated at being unable to book spots in the overstretched hotel quarantine system. Local media regularly carry reports of Kiwis unable to return home to see visit dying relatives because there are no available quarantine rooms. The border announcement comes as New Zealand prepares to revamp its domestic Covid-19 response to scrap lockdowns in recognition that the highly contagious Delta variant is now firmly embedded in the community.

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And why not….

Scottish Govt Vax Passport Sends People’s Private Data To Amazon, Microsoft (S)

As if the liberty erasing connotations of vaccine passports were not enough on their own, it has been revealed that the Scottish government has allowed data from the scheme to be shared with private companies including Amazon. The Daily Record reports, “We have learned the NHS mobile phone app which presents the personal medical information in the form of a QR Code shares data with companies including Amazon, Microsoft, ServiceNow, Royal Mail and an AI facial recognition firm.” Users of the vaccine passport app were not informed their data would be shared, according to the report.

Commenting on the findings, Sam Grant of privacy advocate group Liberty warned “Vaccine passports create a two-tier society and already many people in Scotland have been coerced into getting a vaccine passport in order to attend events and access certain parts of society.” Grant added, “It’s extremely concerning that, in doing so, data has been shared with third parties without people having the option to opt out or without even being made aware that this is happening. This only furthers the wide concerns people already have around vaccine passports.”

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrat party, Alex Cole-Hamilton, also stated that his party “have repeatedly warned the Government that data protection is virtually non-existent – a simple screenshot was enough to bypass whatever ‘security measures’ the system had in place.” “The launch was a shambles and the IT system struggled to cope,” Cole-Hamilton explained, adding “Everyone has the right to medical privacy; nobody should ever have to provide part of their medical history to a bouncer or a series of private companies. That is just simply absurd.”

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The WHO itself is the cause.

Covid Deaths In Europe To Top 2 Million By March, Says WHO (G.)

Total deaths across Europe from Covid-19 are likely to exceed 2 million by March next year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, adding that the pandemic had become the number one cause of death in the region. Reported deaths have risen to nearly 4,200 a day, double the number being recorded in September, the agency said, while cumulative reported deaths in the region, which includes the UK, have already surpassed 1.5 million. Describing the situation as “very serious”, the WHO said it expected “high or extreme stress” on hospital beds in 25 of the region’s 53 countries, with intensive care units in 49 countries set to come under similar strain. On current trends, the region’s cumulative death toll would surpass 2.2 million by 1 March, it said.

As Europe again becomes the centre of the pandemic, with tighter controls mainly on the unvaccinated and heated debate in several countries about making vaccination obligatory, Austria this week became the first west European country to re-enter lockdown since inoculation began earlier this year. The increase in cases was being driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant which is now dominant across the region, the WHO said, fuelled by a widespread relaxation of preventive measures, such as mask wearing and physical distancing, since the summer. With more and more people gathering indoors in the colder late-autumn weather, a large number still not vaccinated, and vaccine efficacy against severe forms of the disease waning, “many people are left vulnerable to the virus”.

Dr Hans Kluge, the WHO’s regional director for Europe, said it was essential that countries adopted a “vaccine plus” approach. “This means getting the standard doses of vaccine and taking a booster if offered,” he said, “but also incorporating preventive measures into our normal routines.”

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Published: 23 November 2021. Daily intake: 400 IU of vitamin D. Not in good faith. There was a UK report in early 2020 that did the same thing.

The Health Effects Of Vitamin D Supplementation (Nature)

There is consensus that daily intake of 400 IU of vitamin D can prevent nutritional rickets in infants and children1. However, the skeletal effects of vitamin D deficiency in adults and older adults (aged >65 years), and the potential extra-skeletal effects of vitamin D are more controversial. Some people consider that vitamin D supplementation is futile2. By contrast, others have suggested that the vitamin D intake requirement is much higher than currently achieved by the general population and that people should aim to achieve 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD, the major marker of vitamin D status) concentrations similar to those found in certain tribes in equatorial Africa with a sun exposure lifestyle that might be similar to that of early humans.


The potential extra-skeletal effects of the vitamin D endocrine system (which refers to vitamin D in its active form, its precursors and metabolites, and vitamin D receptor) are based on several arguments. For example, the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and CYP27B1 (the enzyme primarily responsible for producing the active form of vitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D or 1,25(OH)2D3) are widely expressed, including in tissues that are not involved in calcium or phosphate transport (Fig. 1). In addition, ~3% of the human and mouse genomes are under the direct or indirect control of 1,25(OH)2D3 (refs8,9). Finally, many diseases and illnesses in humans are associated with a poor vitamin D status, as measured by low serum levels of 25OHD. Therefore, one of the major clinical questions in the field is whether poor vitamin D status plays a causal role in the diseases and conditions associated with low 25OHD levels, such as cancer, impaired muscle strength and falls, and immune, metabolic or cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, if the link is causal, the threshold serum level of 25OHD below which the risk of these diseases is increased must be identified.

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There’ll be no truckers left.

US to Require Vaccines for All Border Crossers in January (AP)

President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration planned to announce Tuesday. A senior administration official said the requirement, which the White House previewed in October, brings the rules for essential travelers in line with those that took effect earlier this month for leisure travelers, when the U.S. reopened its borders to fully vaccinated individuals. Essential travelers entering by ferry will also be required to be fully vaccinated by the same date, the official said. The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to preview the announcement.

The rules pertain to non-U.S. nationals. American citizens and permanent residents may still enter the U.S. regardless of their vaccination status, but face additional testing hurdles because officials believe they more easily contract and spread COVID-19 and in order to encourage them to get a shot. The Biden administration pushed back the requirement for essential travelers by more than two months from when it went into effect on Nov. 8 for non-essential visitors to prevent disruptions, particularly among truck drivers who are vital to North American trade. While most cross-border traffic was shut down in the earliest days of the pandemic, essential travelers have been able to transit unimpeded.

Even with the delay, though, Norita Taylor, spokeswoman for the trucking group Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, criticized the vaccination requirement, calling it an example of “how unnecessary government mandates can force experienced owner-operators and independent truckers out of business.” “These requirements are another example of how impractical regulations will send safe drivers off the road,” she said.

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Does he believe it? Quite possible.

Americans Got Richer Thanks To Vaccines & Covid Policies, Biden Claims (RT)

US citizens are wealthier 20 months after the Covid-19 pandemic than they were before, President Joe Biden has insisted, as many in the country check their pockets and find them still empty. The president praised his economic leadership during a press conference on Tuesday, declaring the US was the only country whose residents could count themselves richer than they had been before the pandemic. However, while the Federal Reserve may have printed up a (digital) storm of new money to keep the economy afloat, ordinary Americans haven’t seen much of it. “America’s the only major economy, the only one in the world, where the economy is bigger today, and families have more money in their pockets today, than before the pandemic hit,” Biden boasted during a Monday press conference, adding that his calculations already took inflation into account.

Not only could “none of our competitors internationally […] say that,” the president continued, but it was a “testament to the effectiveness of the vaccines and our vaccination effort,” as well as “a testament to the economic policies we’ve fought so hard to pass.” While government responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have indeed sent some people’s wealth soaring skyward, much of that growth – a whopping $2.1 trillion – has gone to the billionaires. Tesla tycoon and world’s richest man Elon Musk alone made $209 billion as of October. However, some 89 million ordinary Americans have lost their jobs.

Meanwhile, income inequality continues to swell to preposterous levels – anything but closing the massive gap that already yawned between rich and poor in 2019. Data shows the poor have stayed poor, and the middle-class are rapidly joining them at the bottom of the income ladder. While Biden might have tried to appear sanguine regarding inflation, that monetary force continues to send the price of consumer goods skyward, and most of the federal unemployment benefits that kept out-of-work Americans comfortable during the first year of the pandemic have evaporated, meaning Americans now need to find a job and pay their rent or find themselves out in the cold.

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“..coming the same day CNN reported the Biden administration is now mulling additional weapons and military trainers for Ukraine.”

US, Russia Military Chiefs Hold Urgent “Deconfliction” Call On Ukraine (ZH)

The heads of the Russian and United States militaries held a rare and urgent phone call on Tuesday in efforts to deescalate soaring tensions in eastern Europe, with both sides cryptically confirming it was to discuss “current” international security issues. Russia’s most senior military general, Valery Gerasimov, held the call with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, in which the two top generals talked about “pressing issues of international security”. The past days have witnessed heightening rhetoric and threats being exchanged between Moscow and Washington over tensions in Ukraine and Belarus, especially given recent reports from US media over a Russian force build-up and planned “invasion” of eastern Ukraine, reports which the Kremlin has vehemently denied.

The US side’s readout of the call acknowledged it was for the purpose of rapid “de-confliction” between the two superpowers, also coming the same day CNN reported the Biden administration is now mulling additional weapons and military trainers for Ukraine. No additional details or specifics of the military-to-military call were revealed; however, it was without doubt related to a building new Ukraine crisis, following the US allegations of a massive Russian troop build-up near Ukraine for a potential imminent invasion. At the start of this week it was revealed that the Biden administration was reported to have briefed the European partners that Russia on the supposed planned invasion of eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin has been fierce in its response rejecting the accusations, with some thinly-sourced Western reports suggesting as many as 100,000 active duty Russian troops and reservists were being mustered for a major offensive operation.

A report in US News and World Report that tensions are fast approaching a breaking point, leading to the potential for a ‘Ukraine crisis 2.0’ amid the tit-for-tat accusations: “Through a series of public statements and posts through its state news services, leaders in Russia on Monday presented the unified case that Ukraine was needlessly deploying its military forces to challenge Russia’s sovereignty and its nearby interests, that rising concern in the West of military action by Moscow represents only an attempt by Kyiv to mask its own intentions to do so, that the Western-backed peace process for the conflict in Ukraine is broken and that Kyiv’s allies in Europe and North America are not prepared to back up their pledges of support.”

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    Jean-Francois Millet The Young Shepherdess 1870-73   • SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Disrupts Human Cardiac Pericytes Function (CS) • Vaccine Data Tra
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle November 24 2021]

    #93412
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Sip Your Tea, Nice and Slow..
    FEBRUARY 1, 2021
    No one Ever knows
    when it’s Time to Go,
    There’ll be no Time
    to enjoy the Glow,
    So sip your Tea
    Nice and Slow.
    Life is too Short but feels pretty Long,
    There’s too Much to do , so much going Wrong,
    And Most of the Time You Struggle to be Strong,
    Before it’s too Late
    and it’s time to Go,
    Sip your Tea
    Nice and Slow.
    Some Friends stay,
    others Go away,
    Loved ones are Cherished, but not all will Stay ,
    Kids will Grow up
    and Fly away,
    There’s really no Saying how Things will Go,
    So sip your Tea
    Nice and Slow.
    In the End it’s really
    all about Understanding Love,
    For this World
    and in the Stars above,
    Appreciate and Value who truly Cares,
    Smile and Breathe
    and let your Worries go,
    So, Just Sip your Tea
    Nice and Slow
    Ann Lee Tzu Pheng

    #93413
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Jean-Francois Millet The Young Shepherdess 1870-73

    An awesome painting…
    That its a Sheperdess puts it in a whole other arena, IMO…

    #93414
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Lord Bertrand Russell

    The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. Various results will soon be arrived at. First, that the influence of home is obstructive. Second, that not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten. Third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective. Fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. But I anticipate. It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark gray.

    #93415
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    The Tribal Mind: Moral Reasoning and Public Discourse

    Moral reasoning is often used to intensify partisan loyalty. In that respect, it can actually harm public discourse.

    In this essay, I examine the problem of moral reasoning and offer three proposals for mitigating its damaging effects:

    The first is to take opposing points of view at face value, rather than attempt to analyze them away reductively.

    The second is to police your own side, meaning that one should attempt, contrary to instinct, to examine more critically the views of one’s allies than the views of one’s opponents.

    The third is to “scramble the teams” by creating situations in which people of differing political views must work together to achieve a goal requiring cooperative effort.

    This essay is inspired in large part by reading Jonathan Haidt’s new book, The Righteous Mind. It also draws on a number of other works that look at the role of moral reasoning for both the individual and society.

    What I take away from Haidt is the hypothesis that our capacity to think about moral and social problems evolved from an ability to rationalize our actions. Thus, our capacity to rationalize our moral and political beliefs is much greater than we realize; conversely, our capacity for detached reasoning about moral and political issues is much less than we realize. The fact that we rationalize more readily than we reason helps to sustain political polarization.

    The work of Haidt and other psychologists is persuasive and disturbing. It exposes a tendency to form ideological tribes that use moral arguments as rationalizations. Tribes will go out of their way to misunderstand one another. If we want to get along better and resolve differences more easily, it will take conscious effort to overcome tribal behavioral instincts.

    #93417
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    I remember visiting TAE over a decade ago, finding the tribal mindset abhorrent.

    In the third quarter of 2020 I visited again, finding an entirely different scenario where information, opinions, experiences + moral/spiritual support was prevalent in the face of the calamity EVERYONE is living through in this age of bio-weapons, terrorism & totalitarian madness…

    It would be a shame to lose that spirit & return to tribal closed mindedness, but that appears exactly what is occurring.

    All blessings onto you & yours,

    Gary

    #93418
    Django
    Participant

    I have been singing along to the Italian anti-mandate song
    la gente come noi non molla mai. (People like us never give up). Nice tune and clasier than the British You can stick your poison vaccines up your arse or Bill Gates is a wanker He wears a wanker’ s hat.

    #93419
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Democrats To Introduce Law That Allowing Cops To Confiscate Guns From US Troops; Report”

    In other news, Democrats favor taking guns because people do NOT have proper training, which is unsafe. So Military AND non-military have no rights. So again: no logic, don’t reason with them, why bother, the answer to guns is “More for me, none for thee.”

    Actually, same as masks, lockdowns, selfies, French Laundry, surfing in Oz, need I go on? You suck and should die; I’m awesome and deserve it.

    “US, Russia Military Chiefs Hold Urgent “Deconfliction” Call As Ukraine Crisis 2.0 Looms”

    Crisis only looms in our bizarre imagination. If you hadn’t noticed, Russia is bankrupting us like we bankrupted them. However, it’s taking longer. Star Wars? F-Stan? Spending? Imports and food shortages? No one believes the state media? The government is helpless and elections are a sham? Recognize anything yet?

    “DOJ Intervenes To Defend Section 230 In Trump’s Facebook Lawsuit”

    Well the DoJ said it, so it’s obviously both crooked and wrong. Don’t worry: neither the people nor Supreme Court will be able to tell.

    “A Drop In The Ocean”: Goldman Mocks Biden’s Tiny SPR Release”

    And where the DoJ is busy arresting parents and looking for Jimmy Hoffa, the world’s most obvious market manipulation/bribery payoff structure is right out in the open. Billions are made in seconds. Goin’ to the Big Guy.

    But instead of that, what do I hear about the IRS moving up near 200,000 employees? That is, we created and support an entire U.S. city just as tax collectors, “eating our substance” as Tommy once said? Oh, but it’s for BILLIONAIRES, not for you, my dear. Really? Because there are only 400 billionaires and already a department covering (for) them. Hmmm, somehow think it’s not billionaire money they’re after. Just a hunch.

    They’ve always operated as fishing expeditions, unconstitutional harassment, political payoffs. Remember the Blind Beggar in Robin Hood? Stealing the last coin in all Nottinghamshire? You’re Next.

    Here’s old Tommy now: ““Racist” Statue Of Thomas Jefferson Removed From City Hall During De Blasio’s Last Days As Mayor”

    “34% of White College Applicants Lied about Race to Improve Chances of Getting Accepted, Survey Finds”

    I don’t see why not. Since gender is fluid and optional, surely something as fake and unscientific as race must be. Besides, we all know colleges only graduate the best liars, so why not enroll them that way? Saves time for the 300 false, fabricated, word-salad articles they’ll later publish as Doctors and Scientists. And kill us with.

    You know, like the fake metal they used for all our military ships, and subs. “Nobody knowd.” Uh, really? So you didn’t spot test any of it as it came in from China and Japan? Not once in 30 years? When sourcing outside the U.S. is already illegal standing law (that nobody follows, because DoJ, Supreme Court)? “Good job, Brownie.”

    Hmm, if that’s your allegation then maybe it’s LESS of a conspiracy theory to say Congress has been bought off. While making Chinese billions with family, Having CCP chauffeurs. Sleeping with CCP agents. Opening CPP email servers. Selling Sandia Labs, uranium, and Cobalt mines. To undermine and destroy the U.S. In a war they had planned. Most probably with China.

    You know, like when that helping administration destroys the country using Lenin’s debasement of currency by posting avowed communists who disavow capitalism on the floor of Congress? Actual, real-life Communist Party officials? We’re not being cagey here: she was asked, “are you a communist or a capitalist?” Simple. Maybe should have asked her to define the terms as nobody seems to know anymore. Maybe that would have helped her decide.

    In Denmark, even mild pressure *decreased* trust among the unvaxxed with 11 %-points. This may reduce compliance with other advice & fuel dissent.”

    Yes, but that’s the whole POINT. They need to inspire violence so they can clamp down and shoot everyone. It’s what they understand. Life does make sense. There is cause and effect. Since what they’re saying doesn’t make sense, it’s a lie and they’re up to something else. Not that hard.

    Since transparency is widely regarded as a core ethical principle of all public health initiatives.”

    Clearly not, and not for a long time.

    “even further progress on eradicating HIV and AIDS,”

    He means eradicating PEOPLE with AIDS, since that’s what he did using several health methods back in the 80s. Maybe 200k gay people genocided over the years. And I thought each gay person was worth 2.4 straight people? Clearly from the reaction, each puppy is worth 1,000 humans, not that I’m arguing. No, they love gay killers. The ‘fave.

    “Ng was able to breathe without a ventilator within five days”

    Which is shocking since IVM works early, not late. BUt we have to sue to get harmless medications passed? If I brought them water would it be denied? (Probably yes. Control is more important than life.)

    “Scottish Govt Vax Passport Sends People’s Private Data to Amazon, Microsoft (S)”

    And thus on to China for targeting. But that’s the merger of corporation and state everyone loves.

    “Covid Deaths In Europe To Top 2 Million By March, Says WHO (G.)”

    Covid deaths and all-in deaths have risen since the day vaccines started. No one notices because: Science. The only industry more illiterate than media.

    “ Americans Got Richer Thanks To Vaccines”

    Or at least, all HIS friends did. “It’s a Big Cub, and you’re not in it.” In fact, you’re being beaten with it.

    Site posting, not refreshing, misbehavior continues.

    #93420
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I remember visiting TAE over a decade ago, finding the tribal mindset abhorrent

    I’m guessing you’re referring to a certain amount of over-identification with “Team Blue”. Sorry about that. Many of us were renegade children of the PMC for whom old mental habits died hard. But then Trump happened and the blue-state big-city PMC lost it’s ever-lovin’ mind in a very major way and, well, the rest is a very well-known story by now, isn’t it? 😉

    And speaking of big changes, here’s Dr. Chris Martenson talking about the civil unrest breaking out all over the world in response to Covid neo-totatitarianism.

    #93421
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    True friend of scientific inquiry Dr. John Campbell explains the reason for conflicting claims about Japan and Ivermectin: While it is certainly true that Ivermectin is not an officially approved treatment in Japan, it is indeed now legally allowed for doctors there to prescribe Ivermectin if a patient requests it and it is legal for people there to buy Ivermectin from India.

    #93422
    deflationista
    Participant

    ¿how on this blessed earth could someone make outrageous profits from a globular pandemic?

    such sleaze.

    “money is the root of all assholes”

    #93423
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Yes, and I’m sure your hero Dr. Fauci hasn’t made so much as one red cent off of his power and position. 😀

    #93424
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Ng was able to breathe without a ventilator within five days”

    “Which is shocking since IVM works early, not late.”

    I submit that the placebo effect is very powerful. JUst knowing that a judge cared enough to kake the hospital stop killing him might have given Ng’s neurophysiology the strength it needed to recover.

    #93425
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Such a diligent argubot, steadfastly researching how projecting data, that creates a sense of injustice and betrayal, will trigger responses to it as if it were human.

    Gandhi: “Then they take you seriously, then they fight, then we win.” (paraphrase alert)

    Just like a robot to bring red herrings and non sequiturs to a struggle that will be decided by baseball bats and guns.

    #93426
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    My understanding is, Ivermectin can work at the later stages in at least some cases.

    #93427
    Germ
    Participant

    Musician, 40, died after suffering a ‘catastrophic’ brain haemorrhage ‘induced by his first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine’, inquest hears

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10233341/Musician-40-suffered-brain-haemorrhage-induced-AstraZeneca-Covid-vaccine-inquest-hears.html

    #93428
    Germ
    Participant

    .

    #93429
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Being an admirer of tribal societies, I’ll note my objection to how this word “tribal” is used these days when most of what it’s applied to is not tribal but cultic.

    Tribes allow great diversity of beliefs so long as everyone pulls together. Cults demand university of belief so long as everyone opposes or at least despises other cults.

    #93430
    Germ
    Participant

    “Geri Halliwell’s brother Max dies suddenly aged 54
    Singer’s sibling is believed to have collapsed in his home”

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/geri-halliwell-brother-death-max-b1963317.html

    #93431
    Germ
    Participant

    #93432
    chooch
    Participant

    A striking pattern of rapid normalization of breathing function was observed in a retrospective cohort study of consecutive hospitalized patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 who were treated at four Florida hospitals [273, 285]. Patients in the treatment group (n=173) received IVM at a low dose of 200 μg/kg, some with repeated doses at weekly intervals, plus usual care, with the control group (n=107) receiving usual care matched in age, race and comorbidities. Although a reduction in mortality for the treated vs. control group, 40%, was less than those obtained at higher doses [274-276], significant improvements in patient status within a short period were noteworthy. Stabilization and then improvement in respiratory function often occurred within 1-2 days after IVM treatment, even for patients who had been deteriorating rapidly from room air to supplemental oxygen at up to a 50% mixture (FiO2 ≤ 0.5).

    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3706347

    #93433
    Germ
    Participant

    These are the swabs you stick up your nose for the super-sensitive PCR test. What a hoot!

    #93434
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Americans got richer thanks to vaccines & Covid policies, Biden claims

    Yes. In fact, since wealthiest 10% of Americans own 89% of all US stocks, … and so, 10% of Americans, indeed, did get richer, thanks to vaccines and Covid policies, by nearly $7.7 trillion – the amount the stock market gained in the last 1-1/2 year. Praise ye Yah!

    F.S.

    #93435
    Germ
    Participant
    #93436
    Germ
    Participant

    #93437
    Germ
    Participant
    #93438
    Germ
    Participant
    #93439
    John Day
    Participant

    Dr Thomas Jendges is dead. That is agreed. “There is not a suicide note”, and the investigation is continuing.
    My German friend, a pharmacist, says he is “not a medical doctor”, which I do not readily find elsewhere.
    She also says the video from “Before It’s News” is somebody else, which seems plausible.
    This fairly recent story in German appears to be an update of prior stories.
    https://agenparl-eu.translate.goog/muore-il-ceo-della-clinica-di-chemnitz-dr-thomas-jendges/?_x_tr_sl=it&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=nui,sc

    #93440
    Germ
    Participant

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appears to have called for a vaccine mandate on the subway, meaning that anyone who hasn’t taken the COVID vaccine would be banned from traveling throughout the city. https://twitter.com/NYCMayor/status/1463211458813120512

    #93441
    John Day
    Participant

    @VP Gary: It was a more trader-oriented culture a decade ago, more elitist, here at TAE.
    It was also more “Deflationist” and “The-Oil-Drum” identified. It did lean blue, but that was much less of a deal then, when Obama still seemed somewhat promising, and we had just come out of 8 years of Cheney-Bush.
    We had not yet had it kicked into our heads hard enough that Obama was Bush with better PR.

    We have largely focused upon the antiviral effects of ivermectin, which is natural, but it has some salient anti0inflammatory effects which greatly and promptly mitigate cytokine storm, also. It is therefore, through different mechanisms, effective treatment at all stages of COVID.

    “Deflationista” is like Schwinn, which bicycles are mass produced in China now, not hand-made in the US, like they were in the postwar era, a name, divorced from the prior identity, for something like marketing purposes, based upon the value of an old recognized name.

    Like “Schwinn”, “Deflationista” appears to be a primarily machine-made product, which just is what it is, but it’s not Schwinn, as registered in our minds in the 1950s through 1980s.

    The name is not the thing. It’s a different entry in a different “culture”.

    It is interesting to observe, if you are curious about human-facilitted-machine-learning.

    #93442
    John Day
    Participant

    “human facilitated …”

    #93443
    those darned kids
    Participant

    try again, bender.

    #93444
    Germ
    Participant

    Countries should consider implementing mandatory Covid vaccination, the director of World Health Organization (WHO) Europe said today.

    https://tinyurl.com/4k45ec2h

    #93445
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    The Obama Era combined with the rise of social media made it increasingly obvious to all but the most willfully inebriated by the blue, blue Kool-Aid that the Democratic Party was for the blue-state big-city professional managerial class who wanted Republican economics frosted with wokester social-ideology. Hillary finally drove this point home by referring to the Flyover Country working-class folk as “deplorables”. Well, it looks like everybody but the blue-state big-city PMC are deplorables now! 😀

    #93446
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    It would appear that old Dolphy Scramblebrains left more of a mark on Western Europe than anybody realized.

    #93447
    Kimo
    Participant

    @boscohorowitz
    “JUst knowing that a judge cared enough to kake the hospital stop killing him”
    Knowing anything is quite the challenge while on a ventilator. Though it’s an arguable point.

    #93448
    Germ
    Participant

    UK enters wave of excess deaths not fully explained by Covid

    “data suggest that cardiovascular disease and strokes were the most prominent conditions contributing to the unexpectedly high mortality levels.”

    https://www.ft.com/content/05e32f95-0e7e-4d2a-b408-6ec6035dea8e

    Gosh, I wonder what could be causing all those excess strokes and all that excess cardiovascular disease?

    #93449
    Germ
    Participant

    Netherlands – 74% double vaxxed – https://tinyurl.com/2aakxhn4

    Netherlands records highest number of daily Covid cases since start of pandemic – https://tinyurl.com/2t5zx869

    The more they vaxx, the higher the infection rate!

    #93450
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “My German friend, a pharmacist, says he is “not a medical doctor”, which I do not readily find elsewhere.”

    This is propbably why he had time to research covid and the vakzines. Most MDs have to Trust the Science, i.e., Big Pharma and it’s best friend ever, Big Insurance.

    THis (BRIEF!!!!:) ) video is both informative and hilarious in a number of ways, including the CAPS-written COMMITS in the headline:

    Germany Doctor, Dr. Thomas Jendges COMMITS suicide

    Everybody’s playing everybody these days.

    #93451
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Reviewing the video, it looks plenty enough like him, Facial recog software could make a positive ID but I feel no need for verification. Googling Thomas Jenges on google encounters strong censorship, and that tells me allI feel I need to know on the matter at this point.

    I conclude: the video is real, he may or may not have left a suicide note (the act prefers sudden impulse that often leaves no time for suicide notes), and it is precisely because he was a medical CEO not a grunt-line MD that he was able to spendf 1,500 hours researching the topic. 1.5k hours ia a LOT of time, but as CEO of a major clinic during the covid era, he would have been reading gobs of stuff about covid even as a former vakzine supporter.

    One day the cognitive dissonance overcame his deniam and he broke, I’m thinking.

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