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OSHA Vaccine Mandate Released, 84 Million Workers Face Jan. 4 Deadline (ET)
OSHA Signals to Employers to Hide Vaccine Side Effects Reporting (BN)
Rand Paul Decries Firing of Frontline Workers Over Vaccine Mandates (ET)
A Credibility Blow To Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine (Demasi)
Report of Problems With Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Being Investigated (ET)
Are You ****ed? Maybe. But.. How Bad? (Denninger)
Are Vaccines Driving Excess Deaths in Scotland ? (DS)
Here’s The Real Reason Comirnaty Is Not Available (Kirsch)
How Covid Can Render You Indecisive For The Rest Of Your Life (RT)
Arrest Of Steele Dossier Source A “Seismic Development” (ZH)

 

 

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The continued and escalating litigation can start only after the “mandate” is officially part of the Federal Register. It will be torn to shreds before Jan 4. Merry Christmas.

“Texas Attorney General @TXAG: Biden just announced his plan to wield OSHA to mandate vaccines on private businesses. And I’m announcing my plan to sue him once this illegal, unconstitutional regulation hits the Federal Register.

OSHA Vaccine Mandate Released, 84 Million Workers Face Jan. 4 Deadline (ET)

The Biden administration has released the new rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requiring 84 million private sector workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The administration has also announced its rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Assistance (CMS) requiring 17 million healthcare workers participating in federal health programs to be vaccinated. The White House is also pushing back the deadline for workers in those sectors, as well as federal contractors, to get fully vaccinated to Jan. 4, 2022, according to a senior administration official. “We wanted to do this because we’re really aligning it to make it easier—to make it as easy as possible for businesses to implement these requirements and for workers to comply,” said the official, when asked about pushing back the deadline.

The Biden administration had received multiple letters from industries requesting the deadline for vaccination be moved back until after the holiday season. The OSHA rule requires employers with 100 or more employees to put vaccine requirements in place for all staff, or face fines of up to $14,000 per violation. The agency is allowed to put into place an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) when it determines workers are at “grave risk.” Under the rule, workers who are not vaccinated are required to submit a weekly negative COVID test at no expense to their employer. Unvaccinated workers are also required to wear masks when on the job. Health care workers do not have the testing option. The ETS requires employers to determine and keep record of the vaccination status of each employee and report all COVID deaths and hospitalizations to OSHA.

The rule takes effect immediately upon publication, scheduled for Oct. 5, in the federal register. White House officials say the new ETS is well within OSHA’s authority under the law and consistent with OSHA’s requirements to protect workers from health and safety hazards, including infectious diseases. Officials claim there is well-established legal precedent for OSHA’s authority to evaluate existing scientific evidence and apply data to develop safety and health standards. The ETS says it preempts state and local laws that ban or limit an employer from requiring vaccination, face covering, or testing. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Oct. 11 banning Texas businesses from requiring vaccines for employees, or customers.

And Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis filed suit Oct. 28 against the Biden Administration’s order requiring employees of federal contractors to be vaccinated. Several Republican governors and attorneys general have vowed to fight the new OSHA rule in court.

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JUST IN – “OSHA will consider expanding the vaccine mandate to smaller businesses with fewer than 100 employees during a 30-day comment period, according to the U.S. Labor Department.”

OSHA Signals to Employers to Hide Vaccine Side Effects Reporting (BN)

While President Biden’s federal vaccine mandate was announced in September, the OSHA regulation actually compelling qualifying federal contractors and business with over 100 employees to force workers to be vaccinated for Covid-19 has not been formally issued. But OSHA is making it clear that it does not want to know about vaccine side effects, because it has suspended employer reporting requirements. “DOL and OSHA, as well as other federal agencies, are working diligently to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations,” the health agency says on its official website. “OSHA does not wish to have any appearance of discouraging workers from receiving COVID-19 vaccination, and also does not wish to disincentivize employers’ vaccination efforts. As a result, OSHA will not enforce 29 CFR 1904’s recording requirements to require any employers to record worker side effects from COVID-19 vaccination at least through May 2022. We will reevaluate the agency’s position at that time to determine the best course of action moving forward.”

However, employees who have claimed injury from vaccines can still file a report with their employer under OSHA’s whistleblower regulations. “Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 USC 660(c)) prohibits employers from retaliating against workers for exercising a variety of rights guaranteed under the law, such as filing a safety or health complaint with OSHA, raising a health and safety concern with their employers, participating in an OSHA inspection, or reporting a work-related injury or illness,” OSHA notes. “Additionally, OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the provisions of more than 20 industry-specific federal laws protecting employees from retaliation for raising or reporting concerns about hazards or violations of various airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, securities, tax, antitrust, and anti-money laundering laws. Also see the anti-retaliation provisions in the Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare.”

“If you believe you have suffered such retaliation, submit a whistleblower complaint to OSHA as soon as possible in order to ensure that you file the complaint within the legal time limits, some of which may be as short as 30 days from the date you learned of or experienced retaliation,” OSHA adds. “An employee can file a complaint with OSHA by visiting or calling his or her local OSHA office; sending a written complaint via fax, mail, or email to the closest OSHA office; or filing a complaint online. No particular form is required and complaints may be submitted in any language.” “OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation, 29 CFR 1904.35, also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses,” it adds.

“The purpose of this provision is to improve the completeness and accuracy of injury and illness data by allowing OSHA to issue citations to employers who retaliate against their employees for reporting an injury or illness and thereby discourage or deter accurate reporting of work-related injuries or illnesses.” While OSHA is seeking to bury vaccine side effects reporting in relation to the still-unissued federal mandate, the Biden administration has quietly authorized damages to be settled with coerced vaccine takers if they suffer serious side effects. The clause was buried deep in documents in a Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation bulletin issued earlier in October.

“On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order mandating COVID-19 vaccination for most Federal employees,” the document states. “The order directed each agency to implement a program to require COVID-19 vaccination for all of its employees, with exceptions only as required by law.” “The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) covers injuries that occur in the performance of duty,” the bulletin goes on. “The FECA does not generally authorize provision of preventive measures such as vaccines and inoculations, and in general, preventive treatment is a responsibility of the employing agency under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 7901. However, care can be authorized by OWCP for complications of preventive measures which are provided or sponsored by the agency, such as adverse reaction to prophylactic immunization.”

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“It’s a great disservice to fire people—nurses, doctors, firemen, policemen—who put their life at risk when there was no vaccine at all..”

Rand Paul Decries Firing of Frontline Workers Over Vaccine Mandates (ET)

Firefighters, nurses, and other so-called frontline workers are being fired or facing termination across the country for not complying with COVID-19 vaccine mandates. That’s wrong, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says. “It’s a great disservice to fire people—nurses, doctors, firemen, policemen—who put their life at risk when there was no vaccine at all,” he told NTD’s “The Beau Show.” Officials in New York City and other locales that have imposed vaccine requirements say they will help decrease community spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, though the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines against infection has dropped sharply in recent months. “In terms of COVID, we are one of the safest places in America, because we have one of the highest levels of vaccination,” Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, told reporters on Wednesday.

Paul disagrees, particularly because many mandates lack opt-outs for those who have had COVID-19 and recovered. That means they have some level of protection against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, many studies have shown. “Many of them got COVID while taking care of people. The doctors and nurses caught COVID from their patients. Most of them survived, fortunately. They now have immunity and all the science—102 studies—show that you have immunity if you’ve had the disease naturally,” he told NTD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges natural immunity, or protection bestowed by having COVID-19, but asserts even those with it should get a vaccine for an extra boost.

“We do know that after nearly all infectious diseases, you have some protection from getting that infection again, but we don’t really know how long that lasts or how robust it is,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the agency’s head, told reporters on Wednesday. Critics argue those points are largely the same for vaccines and note that many of the studies suggest the level of protection is similar to or even superior to vaccination. “What kind of discriminatory policies do we have in place that are excluding someone like me from the workplace when I’m 99.8 percent protected against reinfection, whereas someone who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, by the company’s own data that they submitted to the FDA, is 67 percent protective against COVID infection?” Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, who was suspended by the University of California, Irvine for not getting a vaccine, told The Epoch Times last month.

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The BMJ report is rattling some windows.

A Credibility Blow To Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine (Demasi)

When the first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine arrived on Australian shores, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt proudly announced that we could all be confident the vaccines had undergone “rigorous, independent testing” to ensure they were “ safe, effective, and manufactured to a high standard.” As of 24 October 2021, approximately 21 million doses of Comirnaty (Pfizer) have been administered to Australians aged >16 years, with the understanding that drug regulators and public health officials have done their due diligence on the data. Pfizer has promised that “every clinical trial is planned, conducted and reviewed according to the highest scientific, ethical and clinical standards.” This week, however, a whistle-blower has lifted the lid on breaches in research integrity and safety involving one of Pfizer’s most pivotal mRNA vaccine trials.

An investigation by the BMJ has reported that a company called Ventavia, tasked with running a trial site for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine study, “falsified data, unblinded patients, employed inadequately trained vaccinators, and was slow to follow up on adverse events”. The whistle-blower has revealed that she was fired after complaining about the company’s poor research practices, evidenced by dozens of internal company documents, photos, audio recordings, and emails. The trial in question was Pfizer’s phase 3 study, involving around 44,000 participants in three groups aged 12-15yrs, 16-55yrs and >55yrs. The complaints included the mislabelling of laboratory specimens, vaccines not being stored at proper temperatures and a lack of timely follow-up of patients with adverse events, all of which were verified by two former colleagues.

Where was the regulatory oversight? The FDA was notified of a complaint filed by the whistle-blower but failed to action any audit of the company. One of the former employees characterised the data that had been generated for Pfizer’s mRNA trial as “a crazy mess”. Paul Thacker, the investigative journalist who broke the story for the BMJ, is incredulous that these types of violations are allowed to occur. “There were credible allegations of problems at this research site, the FDA did nothing and Pfizer hired the company [Ventavia] again,” said Thacker. “Why is the FDA not inspecting clinical research sites when they are getting credible allegations about corruption? Where is the FDA office of criminal investigations? Where is the FBI healthcare fraud unit? They’re nowhere to be seen.”

“Instead, we just get told it’s science, science, science. If you say it enough times, it must be true,” he joked. In what should have been international news, this latest whistle-blower case has barely registered in the mainstream media. “We have a lot of science-cheerleading reporters,” Thacker said, “Pfizer has such a huge PR machine, they have basically captured the media, they’ve hypnotised the media”. Pfizer has a history of deceptive practices, including illegal marketing, covering up drug harms and more recently, the company was accused of “bullying” governments in COVID-19 vaccine negotiations. Pfizer announced that it expects to earn US$36 billion in revenue from its vaccine this year, the same week the Centres for Disease Control Prevention signed off on emergency use authorisation of the vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds.

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“Jackson said she alerted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the problems she witnessed and was fired within hours of doing so.”

Report of Problems With Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Being Investigated (ET)

The alleged problems with a major clinical trial examining Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trial are being probed, a contract company involved in the research has confirmed. Ventavia Research Group operated several of the trial sites in the fall of 2020. Brook Jackson worked for the company during this time. She told the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that the trial was riddled with issues, including the falsification of data. Jackson said she alerted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the problems she witnessed and was fired within hours of doing so. Ventavia confirmed to The Epoch Times that it employed Jackson for two weeks last year. Lauren Foreman, director of business development and communications, said in an email that Ventavia is investigating the allegations from Jackson.

“Ventavia takes research compliance, data integrity, and participant safety very seriously and stands behind its important work supporting the development of lifesaving vaccines and is conducting its investigation accordingly,” she said. The FDA appeared to confirm it was aware of the matter. “Although the agency cannot comment further at this time in this ongoing matter, FDA has full confidence in the data that were used to support the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine authorization and the Comirnaty approval,” a spokeswoman told The Epoch Times in an email. Ventavia worked on the trial that led to emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s jab. The FDA later approved the shot, though many or all of the doses being administered in the United States continue to be the EUA-version.

Jackson, who worked with clinical trials for over 15 years, told the BMJ she repeatedly raised concerns with her superiors about what she was witnessing, including patient safety concerns. She began to feel her reports were being ignored and began taking photographs using her phone. One photograph apparently showed that needles were discarded in a plastic bag instead of a box, while another was said to have showed packaging materials that revealed trial participants’ identification numbers, signaling they may have been unblinded. Jackson listed 12 concerns she had in a Sept. 25 message to the FDA, including participants not being monitored after receiving an injection and vaccines not being stored at proper temperatures. She also alleged that Ventavia staff members were targeted by higher-ups for reporting problems. Jackson said the FDA sent her an email acknowledging receipt of the list and she received a call from an FDA inspector, but has heard nothing from the agency since then.

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“So to “evade” the risk of Covid-19’s serious outcomes you deliberately damage the immune response for at least some period of time against all manner of other things, some of which are at least as dangerous as Covid-19 is.”

Are You ****ed? Maybe. But.. How Bad? (Denninger)

“Here, we report, besides generation of neutralizing antibodies, consistent alterations in hemoglobin A1c, serum sodium and potassium levels, coagulation profiles, and renal functions in healthy volunteers after vaccination with an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Similar changes had also been reported in COVID-19 patients, suggesting that vaccination mimicked an infection.” That is very bad. In fact its catastrophically bad. Vaccination is supposed to trick your immune system into thinking your body is being attacked without producing the bad outcomes that the actual disease can produce. You get the protection, but not the potential bad outcomes from infection itself. That is the entire point of vaccination; to evade the possible bad outcomes from infection.

Since a traditional vaccine (which this is; inactivated whole virus) cannot replicate it should never produce the bad impacts from disease itself. That is, the only “dose” your body gets from an inactivated vaccine is what is in the syringe; no more, no less. Unfortunately what this study shows is that a material number of these bad effects from infection come from vaccination as well. That’s unexpected and hideous, especially some of the markers that showed up — including most-specifically A1c. It is of particular note that A1c did not return to baseline over 90 days post jab. In fact, it remained elevated with some formerly-healthy people now being in the “pre-diabetic” category. This cannot be understated in terms of what it means: Diabetes is arguably the most-serious morbid condition you can contract. To take a person with a healthy A1c level and turn them into a pre-diabetic by telling them to take the jab is criminally insane.

If you are healthy and thus not at any special risk from Covid-19 you’d be out of your damned mind to accept that risk with certainty by taking the shot and if you are coerced into it the proper response is to be placed right between the coercing party’s eyes. Diabetes is that serious folks. Additional durable deterioration was found in both potassium (electrolyte balance) and creatinine, which is a kidney damage marker. I remind you that unlike your liver which can regenerate you only have two kidneys and if they fail you’re ****ed. What’s particularly ugly is that if you get hammered with a so-called “breakthrough” infection later on these deteriorations, which appear to be durable, may well screw you down the road. Both are serious co-morbid factors that radically increase the risk of getting screwed if you get Covid-19.

Now to be fair this study is on a whole, inactivated vaccine. It therefore may — or may not — generalize to the mRNA jabs. We do not know. But don’t you think we should know? Indeed since the jabs used in the US (and Europe) all “program” the body to produce the spike protein, and we know the spike is pathogenic, it is entirely reasonable to believe that these impacts not only exist with mRNA and viral vector jabs they may in fact be materially worse than those from whole, inactivated virus. More to the point shouldn’t we have run this sort of testing and thus known, by published studies, before we jabbed 200 million Americans and threatened the rest? If this sort of durable damage does happen how often does it happen and how-severe is it?= Folks, the change in immune markers along with creatine and A1c is flat-out nasty. Let me quote from the study itself:

“This is a comprehensive investigation of the pathophysiological changes, including detailed immunological alterations in people after COVID-19 vaccination. Results indicated that vaccination, in addition to stimulating the generation of neutralizing antibodies, also influenced various health indicators including those related to diabetes, renal dysfunction, cholesterol metabolism, coagulation problems, electrolyte imbalance, in a way as if the volunteers experienced an infection.” And while some of those returned to baseline over the subsequent 90 days renal dysfunction and diabetes markers DID NOT. “Together, these data suggested that after vaccination, at least by day 28, other than generation of neutralizing antibodies, people’s immune systems, including those of lymphocytes and monocytes, were perhaps in a more vulnerable state. “So to “evade” the risk of Covid-19’s serious outcomes you deliberately damage the immune response for at least some period of time against all manner of other things, some of which are at least as dangerous as Covid-19 is.

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What differs between the two years? The glaringly obvious answer is the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination.

Are Vaccines Driving Excess Deaths in Scotland ? (DS)

Your first explanation is that the summer excess deaths recorded as non-Covid are actually due to Covid, but have not been certified as such. I see that you yourself are not convinced by this explanation given the level of testing that has taken place. However, let us suppose this to be true. In that case the Scottish Government’s public health measures that have been put in place in summer 2021 to prevent Covid have been far worse than those put in place in summer 2020 – indeed they have been disastrous.

Your second explanation is that the non-clinical responses to COVID-19 put in place by the Scottish Government (mask-wearing, social isolation etc.) have had unintended deleterious consequences on public health and have dramatically increased the rates of death in the Scottish population. This is an admission of abject failure of the Scottish Government’s public health response to Covid. Public health policy is all about balancing the benefits and risks of interventions to achieve the lowest possible impact during a health emergency. It is pertinent to remember that no benefit-risk assessment of non-clinical interventions on the physical and mental health of the Scottish population was conducted before these interventions were enforced.

Your third explanation is that there has been a problem with access to health and social care services, and patients have not received the care they required from the NHS. Access to these services over the past 20 months has been under the control of the Scottish Government, so if this explanation is correct, then the Scottish Government is culpable for increasing the death rate in Scotland. Numerous policies have been deliberately pursued to dramatically reduce GP face-to-face consultation, to cancel appointments and operations in hospitals etc., so the evidence to support this, as at least a partial explanation, is overwhelming.

Your fourth explanation is that individuals who are in poor health have not referred themselves to health and social care services as they would at other times. To some extent this would be confounded with Scottish Government policies of restricting health care provision discussed above. However there has also been a concerted and relentless media campaign by the Scottish Government to increase fear in the public, particularly fear of hospitals where they may catch Covid. This has meant that they have not gone for treatment when it was necessary. Whatever the proximal cause of failure to seek medical attention, the ultimate cause and responsibility lies in Scottish Government policy.

Your final explanation for the dramatic rise in excess deaths in summer 2021 is that there is some other cause that has not yet been identified. As noted earlier the phenomenon of excess deaths in the presence of a Covid epidemic was not seen in summer 2020, but is seen in summer 2021. What differs between the two years? The glaringly obvious answer is the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination. There was no COVID-19 vaccination programme in 2020, but there was rollout of Covid vaccinations in a sequential way to increasingly younger age groups in 2021, a pattern that we see in the manifestation of excess deaths. All of the COVID-19 vaccines are novel and experimental with no long-term safety data. They are now associated with a wide range of serious side-effects (blood clotting, myocarditis, Guillain-Barre syndrome) whose likely frequency in the wider population was not assessed in the small-scale phase one and two trials that included only a subset of healthy volunteers. The Yellow Card adverse events reporting system, that capture only a fraction of events, has already recorded over 1,700 deaths in the U.K. population associated with the COVID-19 vaccines. There is therefore a prima facie case for COVID-19 vaccination being a contributing factor to the dramatic rise in summer excess deaths in Scotland in 2021.

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“..they used a more effective vaccine to show efficacy (in the trials they completed), then they get the FDA to approve the drug but with a change in formulation, then the product with the new buffer will go out to the public with the lower efficacy, but better safety.”

Here’s The Real Reason Comirnaty Is Not Available (Kirsch)

The reason Comirnaty isn’t available is because those shots would expose the company to liability since the fully-licensed product doesn’t have the liability waiver of the EUA product. But once the Pfizer vaccine is fully approved in kids, then Pfizer gets liability waiver on all age groups due to a “feature” in federal law for child vaccines (NCVIA). At that time, they are done. They can market the COVID vaccine products under full approval for all age groups and face no liability when it kills or disables you. This is why they are focused on the kids. This is why there is a reformulation at a 1/3 dose and they changed the buffer and the storage conditions (low temperatures not required). All of these will weaken the protection, but result in a safer vaccine (since it is ineffective).

But for the clinical trials on the 5-11 year olds, they did not use the formulation they approved in the meeting. This is known as bait and switch. So they used a more effective vaccine to show efficacy (in the trials they completed), then they get the FDA to approve the drug but with a change in formulation, then the product with the new buffer will go out to the public with the lower efficacy, but better safety. This is because they don’t want to jeopardize any adverse events happening until they are fully approved. So they basically use formula 1 for safety, get approval for formula 2 (safer, less effective), then roll out formula 2 under EUA.

They also arrange with the FDA and CDC to make sure no early treatment drugs get approved or recommended. This is why there is no movement on fluvoxamine, ivermectin, etc. since that would blow the EUA. Fluvoxamine is the best drug ever for COVID with a mortality reduction of 12X when taken early. It’s the best drug to date for COVID, but the CDC and NIH are deliberately burying it until the vaccines are fully approved. Then they’ll say, “ok, we have all the data.” So at the end, Pfizer gets a fully approved vaccine with full liability protection. At that time, then the NIH can recognize other treatments. This is how it is wired to go. Let’s be honest about it. This is why nobody wants to debate our team about what is going on.

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Don’t know what to wear? Blame it on Covid!

How Covid Can Render You Indecisive For The Rest Of Your Life (RT)

A new study has found that one unlikely result of the pandemic for many has been Panic Disorder – an increased inability to make inconsequential decisions due to the constant need for risk assessment in everyday life. If you’ve found yourself struggling with making minor decisions recently, you’re not the only one. A new study conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association found that nearly one-third of US adults (32%) are having difficulty making basic daily decisions, such as what to wear or eat. The survey also showed that, while 70% of respondents were confident that everything would work out fine once the coronavirus pandemic ended, and 77% felt like they were doing well overall, more than one-third (35%) said it has been more stressful to make major life decisions, around half (49%) said the pandemic has made planning for the future seem impossible, and 61% said the last 18 months have made them rethink how they live their lives.

Those results are not surprising in and of themselves. We’ve all read the headlines about the general anxiety and feelings of dread that people have experienced throughout the pandemic, as well as the stories about people completely re-evaluating their lives thanks to all of the free time for self-reflection. Deciding whether or not to quit your job and move to Missouri is always stressful, even when there isn’t a global pandemic going on. But the statistics about anxiety over minor daily decisions struck me as new and interesting, not least because I’ve been experiencing this myself. sI’ve always been a relatively antsy overthinker, but I have never been reduced to beads of sweat over whether or not to do a yoga class, as has recently been the case. I can spend an entire afternoon debating whether or not to go to a party. My boyfriend has taken to simply ordering for me at restaurants, like I’m a baby. I know, on a rational level, that none of these decisions are A Big Deal, but they feel like The Biggest Deal Ever in the moment, and knowing that they’re not simply makes me annoyed at myself on top of everything else.

This type of anxiety – in which you can have a panic attack over something relatively small – is known as a Panic Disorder. You might even recognize that debating whether to go to the gym or straight to work is not worth the agony it’s causing you, but you still feel like you’re in an airplane that’s about to crash into the ocean. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 4.7% of US adults experience panic disorders. Based on this new survey, it seems like quite a few more of us are suffering from them now. The survey blames this new surge of anxiety almost entirely on the pandemic. “For many, the pandemic has imposed the need for constant risk assessment, with routines upended and once trivial tasks recast in light of the pandemic. Many people ask, ‘What is the community transmission in my area today and how will this affect my choices? What is the vaccination rate? Is there a mask mandate here?’ When the factors influencing a person’s decisions are constantly changing, no decision is routine.”

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Recap: Steele promised to get the goods on Trump from Russia. But Steele hadn’t been to Russia in at least a decade. He needed an inside source. That became Danchenko, but he too was in the US (Brookings Institution). Danchenko asked some buddies to deliver the hot info, and they got him stories and -later- admitted they had made it all up under the influence of copious amounts of booze. He also apppears to have been fed fat tales by Dem associates. By then the Steele Dossier had become a important political tool in DC.

Arrest Of Steele Dossier Source A “Seismic Development” (ZH)

Shining further light on today’s arrest of Igor Danchenko – the primary source for the debunked Steele dossier – is constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley, who calls it a “seismic development.” The office of Special Counsel John Durham has confirmed that Igor Danchenko, a key source for British ex-spy Christopher Steele, has been arrested. This is the third arrest by Durham who is moving toward the prosecution stage of his investigation into the origins of the Russian collusion scandal. Durham is variously described as either painfully methodical or positively glacial as a prosecutor. But he is widely credited with being a dogged and absolutely apolitical prosecutor. Danchenko’s arrest is a seismic development and confirmed Durham is far from done with his investigation.

Washington was recently rocked by the indictment of Michael Sussman, former counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee, for his alleged role in spreading a false Russia conspiracy theory. Now Danchenko is being charged with lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Danchenko is widely referenced as the sub-source for former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele for his controversial dossier. That dossier, funded by the Clinton campaign, served as the basis for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Danchenko told the FBI that the dossier was “unsubstantiated” and said that Steele asked him to look for any “compromising” information on Trump.

Mr. Danchenko worked for the Brookings Institution, a liberal Washington think-tank that often produced reports critical of Trump. Danchenko is not someone who immediately comes across as an apex defendant — the highest target in an investigation. He was a key source used by others to advance false or unsubstantiated claims against Trump. He is the type of defendant that prosecutors pressure to flip against those who retained him or used him in this effort. In other words, he strikes me as someone who can be used as a building block to apex defendants. Potential apex targets above him in investigation range from Steele himself to Clinton general counsel Marc Elias to Clinton campaign officials. There is no indication if Durham has possible evidence of criminal acts by those figures but there is every indication that he is not done by a long shot with this investigation.

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    Dora
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    @ Saul Goodman

    I don’t know why they’re pushing vax into younger and younger age groups, now including children. The vax certs come with a personal QR code, a code thats inkable to all sorts of data about one. Then there are the “passport” schemes which don’t make sense in terms of preventing spread of Covid, imo. At the same time this is happening, there’s a big push underway to get everyone a “Digital ID”, which ID will include a QR code as do the vax certs. Maybe this all just a coincidence. I don’t know what’s going on.

    https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/markets/digital-identity-and-security/mobile/id-security

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    ctbarnum
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    Oh, an error I made when converting from scientific notation to percentages, that .0000186 was meant to be .00000186, but the calculator noted 1.186 followed by 21 other decimal places and e to the 5th. Thus, if anything, I’ve vastly overestimated the actual percentage before 2021, which makes the risk from the vaccines vastly higher than those without the vax.

    Gotta fess up. I dropped the ball here.

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    Doc Robinson
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    my parents said know: “What if some good soul were to get a box of cominarty and bring it to the US and give it to a bunch of people? And if those people suffered adverse events, would Pfizer be liable?”

    A WaPo Fact Checker article reported “Indeed, contrary to the claims of Malone and others, the Comirnaty vaccine has the same liability protection as the vaccine approved under the EUA. That’s because… the PREP Act… covers all vaccines that might be produced to combat the coronavirus, whether fully authorized or not.

    Dr. Robert Malone later agreed with the WaPo article, saying “Very nice coverage of this by Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post. Yes, I got it wrong at first, and then corrected myself (including here)… I am very grateful that Glenn took the time to discuss the truth of the liability situation, which is actually worse than I had thought!”

    It’s worse because according to the WaPo, Comirnaty has the same liability shield as the EUA products, as long as the PREP Act emergency is still in effect, so the vaxx-injured have to rely on the government CICP program for any compensation, but the CICP has so far paid $zero compensation for Covid vax injury claims.

    https://twitter.com/RWMaloneMD/status/1432325367591809027

    The CICP website currently says:
    “Has the CICP made any decisions regarding COVID-19 Claims?
    As of October 1, 2021, the CICP has not compensated any COVID-19 countermeasures claims.”

    #91652
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I don’t know why they’re pushing vax into younger and younger age groups, now including children. The vax certs come with a personal QR code, a code thats inkable to all sorts of data about one. Then there are the “passport” schemes which don’t make sense in terms of preventing spread of Covid, imo. At the same time this is happening, there’s a big push underway to get everyone a “Digital ID”, which ID will include a QR code as do the vax certs. Maybe this all just a coincidence. I don’t know what’s going on.

    Can you say, “Social Credit System”, boys and girls? I knew ya could!

    #91653
    citizenx
    Participant

    @bosco-madam

    I only flirted with an alias for a) experiment and b) to make a point. Both completed, I am indeed Robin Morrison aka Bosco Horowitz.

    But it was great fun being madamski, and she was great for my fiction-writing.

    Fuck you- you scumbag pos.

    You troll and spam the boards here like an alcoholic knocking back screwdrivers- all for your personal selfish lying scum entertainment?

    “Robert Koester Morrison, Age 65
    aka Robin Morrison of multnomah county portland? ”

    Your mental illnesses are obvious, loud and clear- you have no truth or honesty because you are a coward. a pathetic selfish scum with no life that finds personal pleasure in lying and deceiving- and then when caught you “come clean” – and you come slinking back here to spam and lie.

    Obvious you have no life, or friends, or dignity. Hey post more pictures and lies about yourself you fucking scum- fictional writing yeah right- you’re a pathetic loser.
    You are one mentally ill f’d up pos- scurry away assclown.

    #91654
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    This following link from TAE comment section yesterday regarding conversion between a vaxxed and unvaxxed was powerful. I texted it to some friends and family and they after viewing it restarted texting me again.

    I have been radicalized to the Nth degree.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/loupooperu/status/1456237443162808325?s=20

    #91655
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    @citizen-x: You have serious psychological problems for which I believe you should seek some kind of help. I probably should have said so when you said that you hoped everyone who got the vax dies (not healthy at all), but I had just come home from work and was too tired. But now, I’m just tired of you and your issues. You really are the rage-junkie yang to deflationista’s passive-aggressive neurotic yin.

    #91656
    zerosum
    Participant

    Again …. the vaccines don’t work.
    Doc Bonnie Henry:
    Mink farmers, in BC, being bought out by Gov.
    Even though farmers were fully vaccinated, they got infected from the minks.
    We cannot have/keep a reservoir of covid in the minks.

    #91657

    Thanks Doc R, for the clarification.
    Nuts.

    #91658
    zerosum
    Participant

    When are we going to find out if Ivermectin is an ingredient?
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/pfizer-shares-surge-after-release-miracle-covid-pill-89-effective-preventing
    Pfizer said studies showed its COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths in high-risk patients by 89%. That’s even higher than the 50% reduction in hospitalizations and deaths shown by the Merck pill.

    Both the Pfizer and Merck pills are both geared toward patients regarded as high-risk, including those above the age of 60 or with conditions like obesity that make them more susceptible to severe consequences from COVID.

    But while experts again touted the drug’s safety profile, several scientists have spoken out about potential safety risks tied to molnupiravir, the Merck drug.

    #91659
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    Aaron Rodgers taking ivermectin might be the best thing to happen for those of us fighting the good fight. Will the NFL take out one of their most highly decorated quarterbacks of all time because he took an early treatment that works? Doubtful. I hope he keeps pressing the issue.

    “Rodgers also said he consulted with his friend Joe Rogan andmentioned ivermectin, a medicine that is generally used to treat threadworms, roundworms and other parasites.

    “The specific protocol, I am going to keep between me and my doctors,” he said.

    Rodgers said he has been tested daily per NFL protocol and said he was “in the cross hairs of the woke mob right now.”

    “So, before my final nail gets put in my cancel culture casket, I’d like to set the record straight on so many of the blatant lies out there. I tested for COVID over 300 times before testing for possible positive and I probably got it from a vaccinated player,” Rodgers said. “

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2021/11/05/aaron-rodgers-packers-qb-covid-19-not-vaccinated-comments/6301054001/

    #91660
    TAE Summary
    Participant

    Remember, remember the Ninth of September,
    The Mandate that all get the Shot
    I know of no reason
    This Mandated Treason
    Should ever be forgot.
    Old Joe and his companions
    Did the scheme and contrive,
    To inject all citizens
    Dead or alive.
    Thirty micrograms in each shot,
    Fourteen trillion spike proteins to make your blood clot.
    But, by God’s providence, them we did catch,
    The claims and the data, they did not match!
    CDC had a stake
    For the revenue’s sake!
    Since I refuse one,
    You can take two,
    The better for me,
    And the worse for you.
    A rope, a rope, for Fauci the dope,
    A penn’orth of cheese to choke him,
    A pint of beer to wash it down,
    And a jolly good fire to smoke him.
    Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! Make the bells ring!
    Holloa, boys! holloa boys! Refuse the vile thing!
    Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

    #91661
    chooch
    Participant

    Hmmm, didn’t see that coming.

    Or did I appreciate this.

    Which employees are covered?
    All employees of covered employers, whether full-time, part-time or temporary, are covered by the OSHA ETS except for employees (a) who do not perform work in any location (other than the employee’s residence) where other individuals are present; (b) while working from home; or (c) who work exclusively outdoors.

    Additionally, the OSHA ETS does not apply to employees in workplaces covered by the federal contractor vaccine mandate (issued September 24, 2021), the previously-issued OSHA ETS for healthcare workers (issued June 11, 2021), or the new CMS Rule.

    #91662
    somenewlogin
    Participant

    One in four vaccinated people living in households with a covid-19 case become infected, vs 38 % for unvaccinated. Seems like a pretty limited benefit:
    https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2638

    #91663
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    @somenewlogin
    Getting infected is one thing and fighting the infection is another.
    Those who have received the injections will be much more likely to die given that the jabs have destroyed their immune system

    #91664
    those darned kids
    Participant

    “What we found, surprisingly, was that by three months after the second vaccine dose, the risk of acquiring infection was high compared with being more recently vaccinated. This suggests that vaccine induced protection is already waning by about three months after the second dose.”

    so. fucking. dumb.

    #91665
    those darned kids
    Participant

    sorry for the profanity. it looks so ugly. just tryin’ to make a point.

    #91666
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    ” ‘rare pleasure’ ”

    What a lovely little nugget! More and more, the musical composers who rely or lean heavily on sampling and looping have shown to me the validity of an art form I once deemed cold and robotic. (Much of it is, altho that kind of reflects the time, so I suppose it’s valid in that sense as well.)

    They’re less architecturally built constructions — like written sheet music — or spontaneous employments of music theory — such as jazz — and more like little museums of dreams woven together in surreal fragments. Composition via musical deconstruction.

    Done well (like ‘rare pleasure’), and the effect is like a slowly melting hall of mirrors. 🙂

    I’ve probably shared this before. I’m reaching the early senilic stages of unwitting repetition. But it’s my fave sample-based music:

    Shadows by Wagonchrist

    ***

    Mr Roboto: perfect proofreading fits your profile as I’ve experienced you and you’ve described yourself. Def’s doesn’t match his. He comes across as an impulsive intuitive hothead like me (Robin bows), and we all know my proofreading scarcely exists.

    Nah, he’s a robot. Can I prove it? Almost certainly not. Is my opinion a refutable hypothesis? Perhaps but only under special circumstances. Do I care if my assertion is right or wrong? Noope. Rhymes with poope. Some call this stoop(e)ing to conquer, but it’s worse than that: it’s me stooping down to get another whiff of that odd odor def emits, just so I can go “Ewwwww…..”

    eww

    ***
    https://yournews.com/2021/10/02/2231096/ai-powered-dod-data-analysis-program-named-project-salus-shatters-official/ is mistitled. Should read: Facebook Shuts Down AI System After Bots Create Language Humans Can’t Understand

    ***
    “Fuck you- you scumbag pos….You are one mentally ill f’d up pos- scurry away assclown.”

    By being so mean to me, you’re getting that much closer to truly impersonating a human being, for sure. That is so awesome for a robot! Keep at it!

    For a human being, it would be too pathetic to even be pathetic, more of a flaccid pointlessness, like a mosquito with a loud buzz but no stinger.
    But for a robot, it’s really impressive.

    If it makes you “feel” better, you managed to make me sad despite being a robot. Again: winning!!!! I recommend that you double-down on the contemptuous invective, come back at me twice as hard in the same obviously limited and formulaic way. That will surely convince us that you’re a real human being not a robot. Trust me! *smooch*

    #91667
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    The trick to saying kiss my ass… is having an ass to kiss in the first place. This is difficult for a robot, but a real cyborg might be able to pull it off. (‘Pull it off.’ Ha! And remember: to reconnect your faux butt to your chassis, align the buttocks properly, making sure it’s NOT upside down, take a screwdriver [phillips] to your bellybutton and screw your ersatz ass back in place.)

    And remember: righty-tighty!

    #91668
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    If it makes you “feel” better, you managed to make me sad despite being a robot. Again: winning!!!! I recommend that you double-down on the contemptuous invective, come back at me twice as hard in the same obviously limited and formulaic way. That will surely convince us that you’re a real human being not a robot. Trust me! *smooch*

    I actually kind of hope citizen-x is an AI or a bot, because if he’s real, he truly comes off as somebody who is going to do something stupid, crazy, and probably violent that will get him carted off to prison for quite a lengthy sentence. I don’t enjoy thinking about that at all.

    #91669
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Oh, I doubt it, Mr. R. That much talk usually means little action. But he can always come to my house and try starting something. I suck at finishing novels but am uncommonly good at finishing the troubles others start with me.

    #91670
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    What if citizen-x and deflationista are the same person, just bipolar?

    As good a hypothesis as any given the workings of the internet.

    #91671
    mlibrt01
    Participant

    About Paxlovid : They smoke hot stuff in Pfizer’s Sales and Marketing Dpt.

    #91672
    mlibrt01
    Participant

    About Paxlovid, take 2 :

    #91673
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “What if citizen-x and deflationista are the same person, just bipolar?”

    That’s what I believe, except that at this point I truly believe it’s a bot. One plays Good Cop, the other plays Bad Cop. But if they’re human, they’re both welcome to swing by my place and get some personal disrespect. I’ll look into renting a gorilla suit for the occasion.

    #91674
    deflationista
    Participant

    #91675
    deflationista
    Participant

    #91676
    deflationista
    Participant

    #91677
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    @boscohorowitz

    That’s certainly a reasonable hypothesis. If it is a bot, before long we might be seeing Tay again…lol.

    https://www.theverge.com/2016/3/24/11297050/tay-microsoft-chatbot-racist

    #91678
    those darned kids
    Participant

    don’t mess with brandon!

    #91679
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Opposition to HPV wasn’t about it’s safety as vaccine, dear def-bot.

    Opposition in the United States
    See also: Vaccine controversy
    The idea that the HPV vaccine is linked to increased sexual behavior is not supported by scientific evidence. A review of nearly 1,400 adolescent girls found no difference in teen pregnancy, incidence of sexually transmitted infection, or contraceptive counseling regardless of whether they received the HPV vaccine.[203] Thousands of Americans die each year from cancers preventable by the vaccine.[203]

    Insurance companies
    There has been significant opposition from health insurance companies to covering the cost of the vaccine ($360).[204][205][206]

    Religious and conservative groups
    Opposition due to the safety of the vaccine has been addressed through studies, leaving opposition focused on the sexual implications of the vaccine to remain. Conservative[207][who?] groups in the U.S. have opposed the concept of making HPV vaccination mandatory for pre-adolescent girls, asserting that making the vaccine mandatory is a violation of parental rights. They also say that it will give a false sense of immunity to sexually transmitted disease, leading to early sexual activity. (See Peltzman effect) Both the Family Research Council and the group Focus on the Family support widespread (universal) availability of HPV vaccines but oppose mandatory HPV vaccinations for entry to public school.[208][209][210][211] Parents also express confusion over recent mandates for entry to public school pointing out that HPV is transmitted through sexual contact, not through attending school with other children.[212]

    Conservative groups are concerned children will see the vaccine as a safeguard against STDs and will have sex sooner than they would without the vaccine while failing to use contraceptives.[212] However, the American Academy of Pediatrics disagreed with the argument that the vaccine increases sexual activity among teens.[213] Christine Peterson, director of the University of Virginia’s Gynecology Clinic, said “The presence of seat belts in cars doesn’t cause people to drive less safely. The presence of a vaccine in a person’s body doesn’t cause them to engage in risk-taking behavior they would not otherwise engage in.”[214][215]

    Parental opposition
    Many parents opposed to providing the HPV vaccine to their pre-teens agree the vaccine is safe and effective, but find talking to their children about sex uncomfortable. Elizabeth Lange, of Waterman Pediatrics in Providence, RI, addresses this concern by emphasizing what the vaccine is doing for the child. Lange suggests parents should focus on the cancer prevention aspect without being distracted by words like ‘sexually transmitted’. Everyone wants cancer prevention, yet here parents are denying their children a form of protection due to the nature of the cancer—Lange suggests that this much controversy would not surround a breast cancer or colon cancer vaccine. The HPV vaccine is suggested for 11-year-olds because it should be administered before possible exposure to HPV, but also because the immune system has the highest response for creating antibodies around this age. Lange also emphasized the studies showing that the HPV vaccine does not cause children to be more promiscuous than they would be without the vaccine.[212]

    Controversy over the HPV vaccine remains present in the media. Parents in Rhode Island have created a Facebook group called “Rhode Islanders Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations” in response to Rhode Island’s mandate that males and females entering the 7th grade, as of September 2015, be vaccinated for HPV before attending public school.[84][212]

    Physician impact
    The effectiveness of a physician’s recommendation for the HPV vaccine also contributes to low vaccination rates and controversy surrounding the vaccine. A 2015 study of national physician communication and support for the HPV vaccine found physicians routinely recommend HPV vaccines less strongly than they recommend Tdap or meningitis vaccines, find the discussion about HPV to be long and burdensome, and discuss the HPV vaccine last, after all other vaccines. Researchers suggest these factors discourage patients and parents from setting up timely HPV vaccines. In order to increase vaccination rates, this issue must be addressed and physicians should be better trained to handle discussing the importance of the HPV vaccine with patients and their families.[216]

    Ethics
    HPV vaccination has been controversial. Some researchers have compared the need for adolescent HPV vaccination to that of other childhood diseases such as chicken pox, measles, and mumps. This is because vaccination before infection decreases the risk of a number of forms of cancer.[217][218]

    Public consensus typically agrees with the need to vaccinate; with some of the controversy around the rollout and distribution of the vaccine. Countries have taken different routes based on economics and social climate leading to issues of forced vaccination and marginalization of segments of the population in some cases.[219]

    The rollout of a country’s vaccination program is more divisive, compared to the act of providing vaccination against HPV. In more affluent countries, arguments have been made for publicly funded programs aimed at vaccinated all adolescents voluntarily. These arguments are supported by World Health Organization (WHO) surveys showing the effectiveness of cervical cancer prevention with HPV vaccination.[219]

    In developing countries, cost of the vaccine, dosing schedule, and other factors have led to suboptimal levels of vaccination. Future research is focused on low-cost generics and single-dose vaccination in efforts to make the vaccine more accessible.

    You’re not just mixing apples with oranges, you’re confusing vegetables with fruits.

    #91680
    those darned kids
    Participant

    reminder: current guidance is to go home and only come back to the hospital when your lips turn blue.

    #91681
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Trolls…

    2a: to antagonize (others) online by deliberately posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or offensive comments or other disruptive content
    … trolls engage in the most outrageous and offensive behaviors possible—all the better to troll you with.
    — Whitney Phillips
    b: to act as a troll (see TROLL entry 3 sense 2) on (a forum, site, etc.)
    … is also notorious, for trolling message boards on the Internet, posting offensive material he himself has written and then suing anyone who responds in agreement.
    — Mark Hemingway
    c: to harass, criticize, or antagonize (someone) especially by provocatively disparaging or mocking public statements, postings, or acts
    Merriam – Webster

    Trolls are used to bring down websites which are deemed a threat to the status quo or the truth…
    These above viscious attacks are anathema to this quality forum…
    Don’t allow this to happen to TAE…

    #91682
    zerosum
    Participant

    Let It Be
    The Beatles

    Let it be, let it be
    Let it be, let it be
    Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
    ——————
    Clint Black – “A Change in the Air”
    ————-

    #91683

    I just put on V.

    #91684
    WES
    Participant

    Saul:

    Good to hear from you and that so far you are doing well.

    #91685
    WES
    Participant

    Boco:

    Good to hear from you again!

    How is your book writing coming?

    I am still at the cottage but Thursday is the sad day of closure when our local global warming comes to a sudden end. Been a good run as far as good fall weather goes though. But since this is Canada there is no stopping Old Man Winter!

    #91686
    WES
    Participant

    As far as our two bi-popar zoo robos go, I just ignore them! Attention is what they crave the most!

    #91687
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I actually wouldn’t be terribly surprised if def and citizen were bots whose minder occasionally chimed in to keep it from being too obvious. I just prefer not to make that into a default assumption whenever somebody seems off in a very creepy sort of way, because, you know, peeps be cray-cray.

    #91688
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Wes, the writing majorly stalled for awhile as I dealt with my sorry-ass fucked-up self in my typical sorry-ass fucked-up way. But I’m back on the game, along with what looks like skin cancer to give me a little boost. Pray to God for motivation from crioppling depression, and God delivers whatever it takes. Maybe the threat of skin cancer will make a man of me yet.

    Thanx for asking.

    Bot trolls don’t crave attention; they crave data via interaction. They’re no threat to this forum, and dealing with their existence is good exercise for adapting to a global culture that has become one vast troll.

    In this case, the only data the trolls get from me is that they suck at their job.

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