Dec 122021
 


Vincent van Gogh On the Outskirts of Paris 1887

 

WHO: No Deaths Reported as a Result of Omicron Variant to Date (ET)
Vaccine Nation Forever (Malone)
Japan Puts Myocarditis Warning on ‘Vaccines’ – Requires Informed Consent (RAIR)
Original Antigenic Sin: a Very Serious Reason to Stop Mass Vaccination (Eu.)
The Manufactured Illusion of an Unprecedented Virus (Ruechel)
Natural Immunity Protects Better Against Infection Than the Pfizer Vaccine (DS)
The Social Division Has Long Since Reached Schools (Welt)
Von der Leyen Won’t Provide Info About Billion-Dollar Deal With Pfizer (NP)
Pentagon Considering Covid Booster Mandate For All Troops (AT)
Ukraine Takes Delivery Of American Rockets (RT)
Chinese State-Run Media Says Beijing Ready To Use Force Against US (RT)
Julian Assange Has Had A Stroke In Belmarsh Prison (DM)

 

 

 

 

Rona the red spike protein
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Vaccine Propaganda

 

 

Good thing Moderna is preparing a 3-shot vaccine against this harmless variant. Pfizer can’t be far behind.

WHO: No Deaths Reported as a Result of Omicron Variant to Date (ET)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has informed The Epoch Times that it has not documented any deaths from the Omicron variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19. According to the WHO, “for Omicron, we have not had any deaths reported, but it is still early in the clinical course of disease and this may change.” When reached for comment by The Epoch Times, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent its report on the Omicron variant in the United States from Dec. 1 through 8. It shows that there were no documented deaths from Omicron during that period. The WHO’s latest weekly epidemiological update for Dec. 7 showed that all 212 Omicron cases documented across eighteen European Union (EU) countries were either mild or asymptomatic.


“While South Africa saw an 82 percent increase in hospital admissions due to COVID-19 (from 502 to 912) during the week 28 November–4 December 2021, it is not yet known the proportion of these with the Omicron variant,” the report noted. Omicron has also been detected in the United States, first in California and later in Colorado, New York, Maryland, Utah, and many other states. The first American patient with the variant was identified in San Francisco, testing positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 29 after returning from a trip to South Africa on Nov. 22. Yet the California Department of Public Health has confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the variant was present in wastewater as early as Nov. 25.

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“..the data show a 90.5% adverse event rate compared to 30% in placebo treated patients..”

Vaccine Nation Forever (Malone)

Panel A: Efficacy data


Note the subtle lower placement of the Fluzone data graphs, making the mRNA product appear more effective than it is relative to the licensed traditional Fluzone graphs. In a sharp-eyed tweet, @RobertLKruse gets the gold star for pointing out this trick in Moderna’s slide comparing early efficacy data from its flu shot to a competitor. The y-axis being lower for Fluzone’s shot is lower makes it look worse (and $MRNA’s shot better) if glancing quickly and comparing the two graphs. For some reason, Moderna seems to have failed to perform statistical comparison of Fluzone versus Moderna flu jab data. Perhaps because they do not have enough capital to hire competent biostatisticians to run the numbers?

Panel B: Safety – Adverse events


This is the real bombshell! Note that the dose for Moderna’s COVID-19 jab is 100 micrograms, so focus on that column when comparing to placebo- 92% of patients >= 50 years old had adverse events, compared to 33% in the placebo. Even in 18 – 50 year olds – who really have no reason to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with these products- the data show a 90.5% adverse event rate compared to 30% in placebo treated patients. This does not look good. What we can infer from this is that the adverse event profile for the mRNA COVID-19 jabs that has so many of us (including myself!) alarmed is not just due to the Spike protein, but a significant proportion of the risk seems to be due to the artificial pseudouridine-containing mRNA combined with the novel synthetic cationic lipid (positively charged synthetic fat carrier molecule).

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Interesting take. “Vaccination will be given only with the consent of the person to be vaccinated after the information provided.”

Japan Puts Myocarditis Warning on ‘Vaccines’ – Requires Informed Consent (RAIR)

Japan announces that public and private sectors can not discriminate against those who refuse the experimental mRNA gene therapy injections. Japan is now labeling Covid “vaccines” to warn of dangerous and potentially deadly side effects such as myocarditis. In addition, the country is reaffirming its commitment to adverse event reporting requirements to ensure all possible side effects are documented. These efforts from Japan’s health authority are in stark contrast to the deceptive measures taken by other countries to coerce citizens into taking the injection, downplaying side effects, and discouraging proper adverse event reporting. Additionally, Japan is emphasizing informed consent and bodily autonomy. Until the coronavirus pandemic, the concept of “informed consent” was considered sacred to healthcare professionals in the West.

Japan is particularly raising concerns about the risks of myocarditis in young men injected with Pfizer or Moderna’s gene–therapy treatment. The country is enforcing a strict legal reporting requirement of side effects that must take place within 28 days of the injections. Three Covid-19 gene-therapy treatments are currently offered in Japan. They include the Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) and Takeda’s Moderna formulation. The product descriptions state that “this product contains an additive that has never been used in a vaccine before.” Furthermore, the pharmaceutical companies urge you to consult your doctor about the additive if you plan to be injected with it. In addition to the Pfizer and Moderna gene-therapies, Vaxzevria (formerly AstraZeneca) is also administered in Japan. However, Japan only recommends it to people 40-year-old and over. Reference is also made to the new type of additive in the Vaxzevria injections.

Japan’s Ministry of Health of health website encourages citizens to receive the “vaccine”; however, they stress it is not mandatory, “Although we encourage all citizens to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, it is not compulsory or mandatory. Vaccination will be given only with the consent of the person to be vaccinated after the information provided.” In addition, the government recommends those who are considering taking the shot carefully consider both its effectiveness and side effects. “Please get vaccinated of your own decision, understanding both the effectiveness in preventing infectious diseases and the risk of side effects. No vaccination will be given without consent.” Furthermore, they stress that businesses do not force employees to receive the experimental gene therapy. Nor should employees discriminate against those who refuse the injections,

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“These concerns are particularly acute in the case of children, who may well be exposed to the risk of very serious illness in the future, if vaccination permanently misdirects their immune system.”

Original Antigenic Sin: a Very Serious Reason to Stop Mass Vaccination (Eu.)

The severity of Corona infection varies wildly across the population. Children have generally mild or asymptomatic infections, while adults having a wide range of responses. Everyone always assumed that cross-immunity was part of the answer to this conundrum. The problem, is that it is shaping up to be a not very reassuring part of that answer. The untrained, innate non-specific immune response of children looks more and more like a big part of the reason they are spared severe infection. Adults with immune systems tightly calibrated to the common human coronaviruses , meanwhile, often have more severe symptoms. They suffer from Original Antigenic Sin. Over 4.2 billion people across the earth have received at least one dose of vaccine against SARS-2.


The majority of these vaccines have elicited antibodies only against an early form of the spike protein that is no longer in circulation. This would seem to be one reason why many western countries with high vaccination rates appear to have locked themselves into an indefinite phase of heightened SARS-2 transmission. In the United Kingdom, 96% of adults have antibodies to the spike protein – most of these first acquired by vaccination. Shortly after they concluded their vaccination campaign, cases skyrocketed, and they have remained high ever since. Original Antigenic Sin is a real phenomenon. It seems not only to permanently influence the immune response to the spike protein itself, but also to inhibit the development of antibodies to other SARS-2 proteins.

A worst case scenario, would be a future spike mutation that entirely escapes the anti-spike antibodies elicited by our vaccines. In this case, it seems possible that many vaccinated people will be stuck with permanently suboptimal immune responses. If Omicron is indeed circulating primarily among the vaccinated, as some data shows, this would be a good reason why. These concerns are particularly acute in the case of children, who may well be exposed to the risk of very serious illness in the future, if vaccination permanently misdirects their immune system.

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“Frequent re-exposure solves the problem of a rapidly evolving virus by updating our immune system.”

The Manufactured Illusion of an Unprecedented Virus (Ruechel)

Frequent re-exposure solves the problem of a rapidly evolving virus by updating our immune system to recognize and neutralize closely related variants before we lose all our protective immunity from a previous infection. As long as the interval between exposures is not too long, you will still have cross-reactive immunity from your last exposure to protect you during your next “update”. Re-infection does not necessarily mean you will get sick. As long as it happens while you still have partial cross-reactive immunity, your “update” might be mild or you may not get any symptoms at all. In other words, we have to stop thinking of our immune systems as mere protective shields. They are much more than that.

We need to remind ourselves that our immune systems are self-improving protective shields that need frequent exercise in order to maintain and update their skillset to keep up with an evolving enemy. The propaganda during Covid has not denied this fact, it has merely distorted it to the point where many people have lost faith in their immune systems, have become terrified about every “variant of concern”, and have become fixated on vaccines as the only path to salvation. Fear doesn’t just blind us to what is standing before our eyes. It also makes us doubt our own senses and forget our long-established understanding of the world. Frequent re-exposure is nature’s solution to booster shots. Vaccine boosters make more sense for diseases in which re-exposure is so rare that immunity wears off entirely before you are likely to get a natural update.

It’s worth reminding ourselves that there are over 200 respiratory viruses that cause colds and flus and yet, despite the fact that they are permanently circulating in our communities, we do not get sick with dozens and dozens of colds and flus every year. Although we won’t be exposed to every single one of these 200 viruses every single year, we will cross paths with many of them. But as long as our immune systems have not been weakened by some serious pre-existing health condition (i.e. obesity, cancer, HIV, etc.) or by lifestyle choices that temporarily suppress our immune systems (i.e. poor sleep, lack of exercise, vitamin C or D deficiencies, stress, depression, isolation, etc.), most of these “updates” will merely be mild or asymptomatic infections because our immune systems encounter them so often.

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Why did we ever allow this to be questioned, let alone denied?

Natural Immunity Protects Better Against Infection Than the Pfizer Vaccine (DS)

At the end of August, a study was published showing that natural immunity provides much better protection against infection than the Pfizer vaccine. It was described by UCL’s Francois Balloux as “a bit of a bombshell”. Subsequent studies have compared natural and vaccine-induced immunity at the cellular level. One found that infection-induced antibodies “exhibited superior stability and cross-variant neutralisation breadth” than vaccine-induced antibodies, suggesting that people who’d already been infected had better immunity against the then-novel Delta variant. However, as I noted in my write-up of the “bombshell” study, its findings still needed to be replicated. After all, certain datasets or methods of analysis can sometimes yield quirky results, which don’t survive independent empirical tests.

Encouragingly, the findings now have been replicated – by another team of Israeli researchers, using a different dataset. In the latest study, Yair Goldberg and colleagues tracked all the individuals in their dataset (of people in Israel) who had tested positive or received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine before 1st July, 2021. They then compared the number of infections in previously infected versus vaccinated individuals from August to September of 2021. The researchers also examined the number of infections among those with so-called ‘hybrid immunity’ – i.e., previously infected individuals who got vaccinated. For each of the three groups, they counted the number of infections and the number of days ‘at risk’ (i.e., the total number of people multiplied by the number of days on which they were ‘at risk’ of becoming infected). Adjustments were made for age, sex, ethnicity, calendar week and a measure of risk exposure.

Results are shown in the chart below. Each bar corresponds to the infection rate per 100,000 ‘risk days’. The reason the researchers used ‘risk days’, rather than just ‘people’, is that the composition of each group changed over time. For example, some previously infected people chose to get vaccinated. Notice that the labels for the horizontal bars are not the same for each group. Since we want to compare apples with apples, look at the bars labelled “Recovered 6–8 months” and “Vaccinated 6–8 months”. This comparison shows that, 6–8 months after the corresponding event, infection rates were more than six times higher among vaccinated individuals – 89 per 100,000 versus only 14 per 100,000 among previously infected individuals.

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Google translate.

“There are teachers who call children individually and ask them about their vaccination status: those who are vaccinated receive applause, those who do not have to justify themselves.”

“It seems as if it has been forgotten that the vulnerable group does not sit in kindergartens and schools.”

The Social Division Has Long Since Reached Schools (Welt)

Hardly anything is discussed as emotionally as concerns about children in the pandemic. The reasons for this could not be more different, there is only consensus that almost all parents feel abandoned by politics. Although the previous plans of the traffic light parties no longer provide for nationwide school closings, regionally these will also be possible in the future. Conditions that include alternating and distance lessons as well as distance rules are not expressly excluded. In some federal states, compulsory attendance has already been lifted and the first schools have been closed again.Many parents are now ready to accept further measures if only the educational institutions remain open this winter. At the same time, scenes are playing out in schools that would have sparked an outcry from society before the pandemic. There are boards with the vaccinated on one side and the non-vaccinated on the other, who then have to undergo regular tests in front of the assembled class.

There are teachers who call children individually and ask them about their vaccination status: those who are vaccinated receive applause, those who do not have to justify themselves. Adolescents remind their classmates of their “social responsibility” by mistakenly assuming that it is they who have a responsibility for adult society, not for them. The social division has long since reached schools. This is certainly not the case in all schools, but unfortunately they are not isolated cases either. The medical benefit of the vaccination for 12 to 17-year-olds is given, but limited, as Stiko member Rüdiger von Kries recently emphasized in an interview with Bayerischer Rundfunk. Most young people are – and rightly so – not afraid of infection. Nevertheless, many would like to be vaccinated: because they want to live their youth, want to evade the pressure exerted on them and avoid the requirements that apply to those who have not been vaccinated.

The Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) generally recommends vaccinating children and adolescents from the age of 12 against Covid-19, but has explicitly opposed vaccination for children and adolescents to participate in education, culture and other social activities is made dependent. So it says in the recommendation. But politics, with its sometimes disproportionate measures against this age group, prevents their social participation. So 2G is spreading even further for this age group. Children and adolescents from 12 (or 16) years of age no longer have access to public facilities in many places, regardless of their negligibly low risk of developing a serious disease. Von Kries calls such an obligation “simply absurd”. And now that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the vaccine for children under the age of 12, it must be feared that the younger ones will face the same threat.

A fact-based classification on the basis of scientific evidence no longer seems possible. The parents’ trust in political decisions for the benefit of adolescents has been lost. It seems as if it has been forgotten that the vulnerable group does not sit in kindergartens and schools.

German kids

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Google translate. Note the neat trick: much of the correspondence is done with text messages, like Whats App. Which are not archived (“by their nature short-lived”), and therefore don’t exist, officially. Handy when an FOIA request comes in. Click here for the uncensured 104-page contract.

Von der Leyen Won’t Provide Info About Billion-Dollar Deal With Pfizer (NP)

The European Commission does not want to make possible agreements between Ursula von der Leyen and the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer transparent. This emerges from a response from the Commission to the EU ombudswoman Emily O’Reilly, which netzpolitik.org has now published. Specifically, it is about messages that the EU Commission President is said to have exchanged directly with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla in order to thread a vaccine deal. The New York Times reported on the existence of the news in April. The deal involved 1.8 billion doses from Pfizer-BioNTech. The billion dollar deal for the vaccine was agreed this spring, when the great majority of Europeans were still unvaccinated, via the short official channel in calls and messages directly between Ursula von der Leyen and Albert Bourla, according to the report of the renowned US newspaper . The “text messages” referred to there can mean both SMS and messages via messengers such as Signal or WhatsApp.

Its vaccine Comirnaty makes the consortium of Pfizer and the German company BioNTech the most important vaccine supplier to the EU. But how it sets prices for its vaccines and which countries are preferred for delivery remains in the dark, according to an investigative research by the Financial Times. “How Pfizer is exercising its newfound power – and what the company is planning next – he is keeping top secret.” Despite criticism from MPs and NGOs who are calling for more transparency in EU billion-dollar deals, the EU Commission does not want to give any insight into the purchase of vaccines. As with contracts with other manufacturers, the Commission has disclosed a preliminary agreement and a purchase agreement for its business with Pfizer, but essential details such as the delivery price and liability issues have been blacked out in these.

Not only the contracts, even the initiation of the business remains in the dark. The EU Commission rejected a request for freedom of information from netzpolitik.org on the news between Commission chief Von der Leyen and Pfizer boss Bourla in July: “No documents could be found that fall within the scope of your request,” says the Answer by the Secretary-General of the Commission, Ilze Juhansone. In this case, netzpolitik.org lodged a complaint with the ombudswoman O’Reilly. As a result, there was recently a virtual meeting between seven top officials: from the Commission and five from the Ombudsman. In it, the Commission set out in detail how it deals with SMS or messenger services such as WhatsApp and Signal. Such messages are “by their nature short-lived” and are therefore neither used in formal decision-making nor do they produce binding commitments by the institution. As a result, SMS or messenger messages have never been filed in the Commission’s archive system.

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For a six-month booster shot. What happens when that is changed to three months? Automatic update?

Pentagon Considering Covid Booster Mandate For All Troops (AT)

Defense Department officials are reviewing whether to make a coronavirus booster shot mandatory for all active-duty and reserve troops, but have not come to any final decisions on the need yet, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Friday. “There are discussions in the department about the efficacy of a booster mandatory policy as well,” he told reporters during a press conference. “Should there be an addition to the [department’s] mandatory vaccine requirement, we will clearly communicate that and be transparent about it.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that all Americans age 16 and older get both the initial two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (or the one-dose version produced by Johnson & Johnson) and a booster shot six months after completing the initial regimen.


Earlier this month, White House officials announced that all eligible Americans should get a booster shot “as soon as possible” to help counter the recent surge in COVID-19 variant cases spreading worldwide. The military services have required all active-duty troops to be vaccinated with the initial doses, and Guard and Reserve troops to get their shots by next summer. Kirby said that more than 96 percent of the active duty force has gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, with 90 percent fully vaccinated. Guard and reserve numbers are significantly lower — for the military as a whole, the fully vaccinated rate is 74 percent. However, some of those numbers could be lower because of a lag in collecting and reporting information from guard and reserve units.

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“..more and more forces and equipment are being accumulated on the line of contact in the Donbass, supported by an increasing number of Western instructors.”

Ukraine Takes Delivery Of American Rockets (RT)

The Pentagon has disclosed details of the shipment of anti-tank missile systems and projectiles supplied to Kiev, as Moscow grows increasingly concerned about the prospect of a full-blown conflict in Ukraine’s Donbass region. In a statement received by Russian news outlet TASS on Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Anton Semelroth said that “the $60 million package… included 30 Javelin command and control launchers, as well as 180 missiles.” According to him, the rocket launchers were delivered to Ukraine on October 23. “In 2021, the US allocated more than $450 million in aid to Ukraine for security tasks as part of our continued commitment to support the country’s ability to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the spokesman added.

Semelroth’s comments come amid warnings from Moscow over tensions in the war-torn region close to Russia’s borders. Last week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that “more and more forces and equipment are being accumulated on the line of contact in the Donbass, supported by an increasing number of Western instructors.” At the end of November, the top diplomat said that claims Ukraine’s troops had deployed American-made Javelin rocket launchers were a matter of grave concern and could lead to a full-blown offensive in the war-torn region. “In recent weeks, we have seen a stream of consciousness from the Ukrainian leadership – especially when it comes to the military – that is excessively inflamed and dangerous,” Lavrov said.

Just hours before, the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence service, Kirill Budanov, revealed that advanced US-made Javelin systems had been tested by Ukraine’s troops and were being used by soldiers in the Donbass. Russia’s ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, warned the White House earlier in November that supplying Ukraine with deadly armaments could diminish hopes for peace in the region, stating that Moscow believes “another opportunity to encourage Kiev to stop the war has been missed.”

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“The op-ed concludes by advising Sullivan to weigh his words carefully going forward and not to “have a big mouth,” lest he “create more embarrassment” for the US.”

Chinese State-Run Media Says Beijing Ready To Use Force Against US (RT)

A Chinese state-run media outlet has warned Washington that Beijing will not hesitate to strike US forces should they try to prevent China’s reunification with Taiwan, as promised recently by a top American official. The Global Times picked up on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s statement on Tuesday, in which he said that the US was “going to take every action that we can take, from the point of view of both deterrence and diplomacy” to prevent a scenario where China takes over Taiwan militarily. The message was echoed the same day by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who warned China that a military scenario vis-a-vis Taiwan would be a “very serious mistake.”

However, the Chinese outlet surmised that Sullivan’s assurances should not be construed as a “manifesto of US policy,” as the “US simply cannot build a deterrent to prevent the Chinese mainland from carrying out reunification by force when necessary.” The op-ed goes on to claim that Washington does not really have the “will to defend Taiwan at all costs.” The article takes a yet more bellicose turn when it says it is “credible” that US troops, should they come to Taiwan’s rescue, would be “heavily attacked” by the People’s Liberation Army if “reunification by force” does happen. The Global Times predicts Sullivan would be likely to “recall or downplay” his statement later, since the “US cannot afford” to defend Taiwan “at the cost of a deadly war.”

The op-ed warns that “reunification by force will definitely happen” unless Washington convinces Taiwan authorities to accept the concept of ‘one country, two systems’ and engage with mainland China “on the path of peaceful reunification.” The article blames Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party, which came to power in 2016, for the escalation, adding that the situation has possibly already gone beyond the point of no return. The op-ed concludes by advising Sullivan to weigh his words carefully going forward and not to “have a big mouth,” lest he “create more embarrassment” for the US.

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This happened on October 27. The High Court, when reading its verdict this week, undoubtedly knew about it.

Jeffrey Sterling @S_UnwantedSpy: “I can guarantee that in a US prison he would not receive medical attention. It took the attention of a US senator for me to receive proper medical attention. #Assange won’t have that “assurance”.

Julian Assange Has Had A Stroke In Belmarsh Prison (DM)

Julian Assange has had a stroke in Belmarsh Prison, his fiancee Stella Moris revealed last night. The WikiLeaks publisher, 50, who is being held on remand in the maximum-security jail while fighting extradition to America, was left with a drooping right eyelid, memory problems and signs of neurological damage. He believes the mini-stroke was triggered by the stress of the ongoing US court action against him, and an overall decline in his health as he faces his third Christmas behind bars. It happened at the time of a High Court appearance via video link from Belmarsh in October. A ‘transient ischaemic attack’ – the interruption of the blood supply to the brain – can be a warning sign of a full stroke. Assange has since had an MRI scan and is now taking anti-stroke medication.

Ms Moris, 38, a lawyer, said: ‘Julian is struggling and I fear this mini-stroke could be the precursor to a more major attack. It compounds our fears about his ability to survive the longer this long legal battle goes on. ‘It urgently needs to be resolved. Look at animals trapped in cages in a zoo. It cuts their life short. That’s what’s happening to Julian. The never-ending court cases are extremely stressful mentally.’ She said he was kept in his cell for long periods and was ‘short of fresh air and sunlight, an adequate diet and the stimulus he needs’. Assange faced a major legal setback on Friday when the High Court overturned a judgment made this year preventing extradition to the US to face charges under the US Espionage Act.

His lawyers successfully argued he would be kept in conditions in the US that could lead to a serious risk of suicide. The High Court reversed the earlier ruling after the US government offered assurances about his potential imprisonment. But Ms Moris said: ‘I believe this constant chess game, battle after battle, the extreme stress, is what caused Julian’s stroke on October 27. He was feeling really unwell, far too ill to follow the hearing, and he was excused by the judge but could not leave the prison video room. ‘It must have been horrendous hearing a High Court appeal in which you can’t participate, which is discussing your mental health and your risk of suicide and in which the US is arguing you are making it all up. ‘He had to sit through all this when he should have been excused. He was in a truly terrible state. His eyes were out of synch, his right eyelid would not close, his memory was blurry.’

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    Vincent van Gogh On the Outskirts of Paris 1887   • WHO: No Deaths Reported as a Result of Omicron Variant to Date (ET) • Vaccine Nation Forever
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle December 12 2021]

    #95010
    Mister Roboto
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    #95011
    oxymoron
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    Where does the money come from? OMG that was so funny. Watching the crooks squirm was a real treat.
    The Tooth Fairy has 7 billion laying around all the time. I imagine the money grows of COVID trees? “I have 30 year olds living in their parents basements…” Priceless.

    #95012
    Red
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    Interesting to say the least.

    Did Pilot’s Union Magazine (ALPA) Reveal That Pilot Deaths Increased 1700% Post Vaccine Mandate?

    We found a better picture and some more data on previous years. Comes from their membership department, so not a rock-solid dataset, but still noteworthy IMO.
    2013: 1
    2014: 0
    2015: 1
    2016: 2
    2017: 28
    2018: 1
    2019: 1
    2020: 6
    2021: 111 in first 9 months

    #95013
    oxymoron
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    El Gato Malo takes a look at that study data from today’s post on recovered vs jabbed

    https://boriquagato.substack.com/p/graphical-deception-and-a-smoking?r=nv8me&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

    #95014
    Bill Roope
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    I’m so glad I live in Japan! Sometimes the Japanese government can be really cool. Instead of suddenly canceling the ‘vaccine’, which would create a lot of worry and panic, they will slowly but surely make it more and more difficult for the pharmaceutical companies. Doctors will just recommend no boosters or no ‘vaccinations’ for certain age groups etc. And, the adverse event reporting will be comprehensive, detailed and exact. The adverse event reporting will be an extremely potent weapon to use if the pharmaceutical companies dare complain that Japan is not fulfilling the contract requirements. Serious looking officials reading from an endless list of dangerous and deadly adverse events. None of the nonsense of not counting deaths within 2 weeks of ‘vaccination’ as ‘vaccinated’ deaths.

    Japan is now labeling Covid “vaccines” to warn of dangerous and potentially deadly side effects such as myocarditis. In addition, the country is reaffirming its commitment to adverse event reporting requirements to ensure all possible side effects are documented. The country is enforcing a strict legal reporting requirement of side effects that must take place within 28 days of the injections.
    In addition, the government recommends those who are considering taking the shot carefully consider both its effectiveness and side effects. No vaccination will be given without consent.
    Furthermore, they stress that businesses do not force employees to receive the experimental gene therapy. Nor should employees discriminate against those who refuse the injections.

    Japan, a country where 99.9 percent of the adults where a mask in public can be punctilious to a fault, but this character trait will be a very useful in countering the ‘vaccines’.

    On a lighter note, Stick Your Vaccine Mandate Up Your Ass is great!

    #95015
    Doc Robinson
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    Regarding Japan…

    If there were medical journals which were independent of funding from Big Pharma, what would their articles look like? In Japan, there is a bimonthly publication “Med Check” which is a member of The International Society of Drug Bulletins (ISDB), “a world wide network of bulletins and journals on drugs and therapeutics that are financially and intellectually independent of pharmaceutical industry. [The ISDB] was founded in 1986, with the support of the WHO Regional Office for Europe.”

    The chief editor and deputy editor of Med Check are MDs, the editorial staff is composed of MDs and pharmacists, and the advisors are all MDs or pharmacists.

    The current issue of Med Check (the version in English) is available here:
    https://www.npojip.org/english/MedCheck/Med%20Check%20Tip-20-2021-08&12.pdf

    Here are some of the articles in the current issue:

    COVID-19 vaccine: Strong association with cardiovascular death, especially hemorrhagic stroke and venous thrombosis

    Causal link between vaccination and subsequent death

    Mortality risk of vaccination is 7 times higher than that of COVID-19 in 20s

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    Doc Robinson
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    @ oxymoron, thanks for the link to the El Gato Malo article about the misleading graphs in that study from Israel. Before I saw the article, I was using an envelope to square up and visualize the same lines which El Gato Malo superimposed on the graphs. One of his take-aways from those graphs::

    “getting vaxxed then getting sick then recovering leads to worse functional immunity than just getting sick and recovering”

    https://boriquagato.substack.com/p/graphical-deception-and-a-smoking?r=nv8me&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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    John Day
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    “Proactive Not Fearful” is up, with a couple of pictures of construction progress included.
    https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/12/proactive-not-fearful.html

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of fear, manufactured by individuals who were in the nominal positions of authority as the virus began to spread across the globe last year, according to Yale epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch…
    ​ ​“Overall, I’d say that we’ve had a pandemic of fear. And fear has affected almost everybody, whereas the infection has affected relatively few,” said Risch.
    “By and large, it’s been a very selected pandemic, and predictable. It was very distinguished between young versus old, healthy versus chronic disease people. So we quickly learned who was at risk for the pandemic and who wasn’t.
    “However, the fear was manufactured for everybody. And that’s what’s characterized the whole pandemic is that degree of fear and people’s response to the fear.”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/covid-19-pandemic-fear-manufactured-authorities-yale-epidemiologist

    ​Actually, no death from Omicron has been reported anywhere in the world, unlike all of the “vaccines”​.
    ​ ​The new omicron variant has the potential to fuel almost 75,000 deaths in England this winter, according to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Yet out of more than 700 omicron cases detected in Europe, no deaths or serious illnesses have been reported so far, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-11/u-s-outbreak-worsens-no-omicron-deaths-in-eu-virus-update

    #95018
    John Day
    Participant

    ​Eleni sent this on “Joe Biden’s” Summit For Democracy”:
    ​ ​On the second day of this video conference hosted by Biden, news emerged of the British High Court ruling in favor of the U.S. government that Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States to face trumped-up charges of espionage which could result in a death sentence​ (on International Human Rights Day, no less}. ​
    ​ Assange is being persecuted for exposing massive U.S. war crimes, crimes against humanity, global espionage felonies and corruption. His case is a hideous warning that free speech and independent journalism are under ruthless attack by the U.S. authorities. In other words, the biggest enemy of the most basic of democratic rights is the United States government…
    ​ ​There is not a scintilla of substance in what the Biden administration is attempting. The meaning and purpose of the “summit for democracy” is the opposite. It is about creating tensions, conflict, undermining democracy and fomenting war…
    ​ ​The self​-​​(or somebody)​appointed leader of the free world warned about the “backsliding of democracy” caused by “autocrats” (meaning China and Russia). Biden called for the protection of voting rights and free speech. This while his administration is seeking to incarcerate Julian Assange for the rest of his life because he dared to exercise his inalienable right of free speech.

    Biden’s ‘Summit for Democracy’ Is a Vile Circus for New Cold War

    ​”HANDY” Model​: Thanks Charles. (Human elites are apex predators and productive humans are middling “predators” Apex predators can collapse an economy by depleting nature and/or middling, productive “predators”. Regular working humans have to overgrow and consume too much of nature as a means of dying back or dying off. This is something that seems to happen to human civilizations again and again; we just were not very aware that this has always happened before.)
    ​ ​Collapses of even advanced civilizations have occurred many times in the past five thousand years, and they were frequently followed by centuries of population and cultural decline and economic regression. Although many different causes have been offered to explain individual collapses, it is still necessary to develop a more general explanation. In this paper we attempt to build a simple mathematical model to explore the essential dynamics of interaction between population and natural resources. It allows for the two features that seem to appear across societies that have collapsed: the stretching of resources due to strain placed on the ecological carrying capacity, and the division of society into Elites (rich) and Commoners (poor).
    ​ ​The Human And Nature DYnamical model (HANDY) was inspired by the predator and prey model, with the human population acting as the predator and nature being the prey.​..
    ​https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800914000615

    ​(The​ rumor is that this liquid fuels shortage and economic suffocation will become a crisis in 2023.)
    ​ ​Halliburton CEO and president Jeff Miller made waves this week by predicting that the world is due for a period of oil scarcity in comments at the World Petroleum Congress in Houston, Texas.
    “I think that for the first time in a long time, we will see a buyer looking for a barrel of oil, as opposed to a barrel of oil looking for a buyer,” Miller said.
    ​ ​Since 2014, the oil industry has generally deemphasized building new infrastructure in the face of low prices. However, that trend may now catch up with the industry, which now finds demand for oil exceeding the available supply given current infrastructure.
    ​ ​Some analysts have speculated that it is increasingly likely that oil prices will soon climb to $100 per barrel, a price unseen in the past seven years and which has serious potential to disrupt the economy.​..​
    ​ ​This combination of infrastructural underinvestment and labor shortages is likely to result in an oil supply stretched thin to meet demand, resulting in higher prices and possible shortages.
    ​ ​With oil extraction occurring at a significant time lag from industry investment and the skill shortage in the labor industry showing no signs of abating, there are major reasons to believe that any scarcity in oil supplies could last long into the future.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/world-economy-entering-period-oil-scarcity-halliburton-ceo-says

    #95019
    John Day
    Participant

    ​I have long wondered how these “units” of vitamin-D were derived.
    Yes, the Israeli study shows the cutt-off for risk of COVID death is pretty marked at deficient vitamin-D level of 20 ng/mL, and essentially nobody dies with a level over 40​ mg/mL. I think 60-100 ng/mL is the ideal level, myself. David Grimes MD:
    ​ ​I have indicated previously that by definition and before the days of physical measurement, one unit of Vitamin D was defined as the daily requirement of a 10 gram immature mouse. We can scale up from that so that the daily requirement of a 60kg human would be 6,000 units, and for a 120kg obese human 12,000 units each day. To be cautious, perhaps half of these doses would be a reasonable starting point for determining the dose that would be appropriate in achieving the blood levels of 40ng/ml, 100nmol/L. This must be the target level, as the study from Israel indicates.
    http://www.drdavidgrimes.com/

    ​None dare call it, er… this word, here:
    If vaccines cause net harms, are being deployed worldwide, and every vaccine failure just leads to more vaccination, then this situation is best understood as a genocide.
    ​https://tobyrogers.substack.com/p/the-geographies-of-the-pharma-genocide

    303 Athlete Cardiac Arrests, Serious Issues, 175 Dead, After COVID Shot
    Aww, this always happened before, forever. It’s just that the cameras were never on the athletes when they died on the field of heart attacks until this year.
    No, everybody wants to blame vaccines, but these guys are dying from not seeing their doctors for a year and eating junk food, like everybody else. (Thanks Noirette)

    305 Athlete Cardiac Arrests, Serious Issues, 176 Dead, After COVID Shot

    …On November 26, WHO designated B.1.1.529 as a variant of concern (3), as did the U.S. SARS-CoV-2 Interagency Group (SIG)* on November 30. On December 1, the first case of COVID-19 attributed to the Omicron variant was reported in the United States. As of December 8, a total of 22 states had identified at least one Omicron variant case, including some that indicate community transmission. Among 43 cases with initial follow-up, one hospitalization and no deaths were reported.
    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7050e1.htm?s_cid=mm7050e1_w

    #95020
    John Day
    Participant

    ​COVID infection of fat cells is bad, if you have a lot of them. It leads to a whole lot of inflammation, and can last a lot longer, with the virus dug-in deeply.
    Abstract
    The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the viral pathogen SARS-CoV-2, has taken the lives of millions of individuals around the world. Obesity is associated with adverse COVID-19 outcomes, but the underlying mechanism is unknown. In this report, we demonstrate that human adipose tissue from multiple depots is permissive to SARS-CoV-2 infection and that infection elicits an inflammatory response, including the secretion of known inflammatory mediators of severe COVID-19. We identify two cellular targets of SARS-CoV-2 infection in adipose tissue: mature adipocytes and adipose tissue macrophages. Adipose tissue macrophage infection is largely restricted to a highly inflammatory subpopulation of macrophages, present at baseline, that is further activated in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Preadipocytes, while not infected, adopt a proinflammatory phenotype. We further demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2 RNA is detectable in adipocytes in COVID-19 autopsy cases and is associated with an inflammatory infiltrate. Collectively, our findings indicate that adipose tissue supports SARS-CoV-2 infection and pathogenic inflammation and may explain the link between obesity and severe COVID-19.
    One sentence summary Our work provides the first in vivo evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in human adipose tissue and describes the associated inflammation.
    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.10.24.465626v1.full

    ​A cruder reporting for our less-couth friends… Scientists May Have Discovered Why COVID Hits Fat People Harder
    ​ ​As part of the study, Dr. McLaughlin, Blish and other colleagues experimented on fat obtained from bariatric surgery to see if the tissue would become infected with Covid. They found that yes, they could – but certain immune cells known as macrophages were also susceptible, and produced a ‘robust’ inflammatory response. The team also analyzed fat cells from Europeans who had died of Covid, and found the disease contained within fat near various organs.
    ​ ​According to Johns Hopkins professor of cardiology, Dr. David Kass, a man whose ideal weight is 170 lbs, yet who weighs 250 lbs, is carrying a substantial amount of fat in which the virus can ‘hang out’ – where it can then replicate and trigger a ‘destructive immune system response.’
    ​ ​”If you really are very obese, fat is the biggest single organ in your body,” said Kass, who added that Covid “can infect that tissue and actually reside there.”
    ​https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/scientists-may-have-discovered-why-covid-hits-fat-people-harder

    #95021
    John Day
    Participant

    ​This article is from 2015, a kinder, gentler conceptual period for many Americans, the Obama years, “after the global financial crisis”.​
    The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?
    In 12 of 16 past cases in which a rising power has confronted a ruling power, the result has been bloodshed.​ ​By Graham Allison
    (​The British Empire deciding to not go to war with the ascendant Americans around 1900 is instructive for our current global situation. Can some of y’all countries out there help this war not happen?)
    ​https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/09/united-states-china-war-thucydides-trap/406756/

    ​Eleni sent this article about global war/crisis vs. de-escalation and renegotiation leading to a multipolar world order.
    Pushing Ukraine into war with Russia is just so appealing. It’s such a low cost option to the empire to bleed a rival.​
    What could go wrong? OK … Well, what ELSE could go wrong?
    Ukrainian Crisis: Are We On The Verge Of WWIII Or Pax Multipolarity?

    Ukrainian Crisis: Are We on the Verge of WWIII or Pax Multipolarity?

    #95023
    chooch
    Participant

    Curious, I haven’t been able to find a chart on how the booster uptake in Japan is going. The started their rollout on Dec. 1st. Anybody come across one?

    #95024
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Thank you for unearthing Med Check, Doc Robinson. Much appreciated, as always. 🙂

    #95025
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    Will repeated Covid boosters lead to autoimmune problems? Some clues from a 2009 study:

    “Systemic autoimmunity appears to be the inevitable consequence of over-stimulating the host’s immune ‘system’ by repeated immunization with antigen, to the levels that surpass system’s self-organized criticality.”

    The present findings are consistent with the current consensus that CD4+ T cells normally die via activation-induced cell death (AICD) after repeated exposure to a single antigen, while naïve CD4+ T cells having a ‘cross-reactive’ TCR with lower affinity can be activated through repeated exposure to the same antigen and survive due to weak TCR signaling, ultimately acquiring autoreactivity [20]. We show here, however, that aiCD4+ T cells are induced not by cross-reaction, but by de novo TCR revision. The aiCD4+ T cells thus generated induce not only autoantibodies but also full-maturation of CD8+ T cells leading to autoimmune tissue injury akin to human SLE…

    The question of how autoimmunity is triggered can therefore be deduced to the quantitative response of host against immunizing antigen, i.e., the ability of host to present and/or cross-present antigen. It then follows that the ability of certain antigens such as measles virus to cause autoimmunity may be due to their ability, in conjunction with its ability to present antigen, to overstimulate CD4+ and/or CD8+ T cells of certain hosts beyond integrity of their immune system…

    Self-Organized Criticality Theory of Autoimmunity
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC2795160/

    #95026
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    chooch: “…how the booster uptake in Japan is going. They started their rollout on Dec. 1st.”

    This graph shows all shots, including boosters. Japan’s daily Covid shots have been declining, getting close to zero, and since December 1st, the downward trend has continued.

    https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/daily-covid-vaccination-doses-per-capita?country=JPN~GBR~USA

    #95028
    Noirette
    Participant

    On: Pentagon considering COVID booster mandate for all troops.

    Naively, one would think that the military / troops, mostly of strong young men, whose job it is to ‘defend’ the country, would not be subject to questionable, unproven, dodgy etc. medical procedures that might harm them and thus prevent them from performing optimally in their ordered actions.

    One precedent (USA):

    “The Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP), is the name of the policy set forth by the U.S. federal government to immunize its military and certain civilian personnel with the BioThrax anthrax vaccine. It began in earnest in 1997 by the Clinton administration”…

    “Oct 28, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The Department of Defense (DoD) has suspended its anthrax vaccination program in response to a federal court ruling that military personnel should not have to accept the shots against their will unless the president orders them to do so.”

    (>> top of goog.)

    There are many, many reports of bad effects of this vax, I don’t remember / know the details fully, topic on its own, others here surely know more.

    Anyway the US military, all ‘contractors’ – paid to serve – are basically treated like ‘low-level’ employees, expendable after stint, say. A great example of a large group that can be forced takers, or customers, for product Y, as ordered from above.

    So boost+++ Cov-vax for all troops is either a National self-defeating action or the outcome of top brass and Gvmt. authorities who deem the vax will protect the soldiers, staff. The latter is hard to believe..

    Another take: National armies no longer have much importance, wars are no longer fought between countries / regions by massive ground or -in the region- troops, as the attackers are everywhere, and the targets are right there at home on the doorstep (but see above, Biothrax.)

    Aka, the globalist elite against the plebs, plebs are far too numerous…

    #95029
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    More reason for hope the backlash will end these stupid mandates.

    Plus, what got my attention was remembering the restaurant our class went to meet our Spanish counterparts when the video panned left. Hurray Catalonia!!

    #95030
    John Day
    Participant

    The US and UK daily vaccination graphs at Doc Robinson’s link are bimodal, with a big spring uptake, little in the summer, and creeping up into fall/winter, though the US fall uptake has been very up and down, currently down. Will the US uptake keep falling?
    Japanese people got lot of vaccinations in June through September, in one big symmetrical wave.
    It appears to be trailing to nothing now.

    The vaccination acceptance in the US military seems to be a loyalty test, at least it seems like that to me.
    Are the troops and officers loyal to the chain of command when they have reason, or at least the ability to know better?

    The anthrax vaccines for the Iraq war were not homogenous. There was some experimental “Vac-A”, which purportedly used a squalene adjuvant, which works fast to stimulate immunity, but also causes autoimmune disease, like Lupus, because a little of it naturally exists in our cell membranes.
    Gary MAtsumoto had the original article in Vanity Fair Magazine, and it is mentioned in this Salon article, but I don’t find it. I read it at the time.

    https://www.salon.com/1999/05/13/anthrax/

    This research paper confirmed it, but most of the current links Google provides “debunk” the squalene-adjuvant-caused-gulf-war-syndrome hypothesis.
    Antibodies to squalene in recipients of anthrax vaccine
    Abstract
    We previously reported that antibodies to squalene, an experimental vaccine adjuvant, are present in persons with symptoms consistent with Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) (P. B. Asa et al., Exp. Mol. Pathol 68, 196-197, 2000). The United States Department of Defense initiated the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP) in 1997 to immunize 2.4 million military personnel. Because adverse reactions in vaccinated personnel were similar to symptoms of GWS, we tested AVIP participants for anti-squalene antibodies (ASA). In a pilot study, 6 of 6 vaccine recipients with GWS-like symptoms were positive for ASA. In a larger blinded study, only 32% (8/25) of AVIP personnel compared to 15.7% (3/19) of controls were positive (P > 0.05). Further analysis revealed that ASA were associated with specific lots of vaccine. The incidence of ASA in personnel in the blinded study receiving these lots was 47% (8/17) compared to an incidence of 0% (0/8; P < 0.025) of the AVIP participants receiving other lots of vaccine. Analysis of additional personnel revealed that in all but one case (19/20; 95%), ASA were restricted to personnel immunized with lots of vaccine known to contain squalene. Except for one symptomatic individual, positive clinical findings in 17 ASA-negative personnel were restricted to 4 individuals receiving vaccine from lots containing squalene. ASA were not present prior to vaccination in preimmunization sera available from 4 AVIP personnel. Three of these individuals became ASA positive after vaccination. These results suggest that the production of ASA in GWS patients is linked to the presence of squalene in certain lots of anthrax vaccine.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12127050/

    #95031

    When you’re feeling really flustered and it seems no one can stop ‘em
    And you wonder when this crap is gonna end-
    When you’re on the side of humans and you’ve got the facts to drop ‘em
    But you can’t:
    Well, that’s the point.

    When they double down on lying for their minions to keep hawking,
    And you wonder if their eyes will ever open-
    When you think you found a platform, then you hear the feds come knocking-
    You go “poof”:
    Well, that’s the point.

    What they want is just to grind you down to powder.
    Even though the voice of sanity is louder-
    They will keep amassing power
    By the day and by the hour
    ’Til we’re gone.
    And that’s the point.

    What I fear is that the bad guys are manufacturing a charismatic front-man. They don’t have one yet: all of them are sooo repulsive.

    #95033
    John Day
    Participant

    @My parents Said Know: I’m praying for divine guidance again. I keep getting reminders.
    Divine is bigger and wiser than sociopathic networks, but they have a lot of physical means and methods and experience using them on (us) the human livestock.

    #95034
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #95035
    chooch
    Participant

    Thanks Doc,

    Japan vax rate,

    Nov. 28 = 0.11 / 100 population
    Dec. 9 = 0.07 / 100 population

    Pretty much a linear fall off. Projected to hit 00 by year end. That would be something.

    #95036
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    Here’s something to wake you up on a winter’s day…”Modernity is incompatible with planetary limits: Developing a PLAN for the future”…

    De-growth is the new black.

    De-growth on a massive scale is where we will be going…don’t believe me? Do check out Fig. 1. A schematic long view of human energy production rate up to the present (star), the dramatic rise of which is almost wholly due to fossil fuels, supplanting firewood and animate power (human and animal muscle) as primary energy sources.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629621003327

    You can be part of the PLAN: https://planetarylimits.net/

    De-growth. How will we do it? Can we do it? Will it work? Will we have time? Who knows! Seems to me that the important thing is to get started.The new Charles Hugh Smith book is also heading down this path…as soon as I get it I will be sharing.

    #95037
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    More on the CHS book titled: Global Crisis, National Renewal: A (Revolutionary) Grand Strategy for the United States.

    “As explained in the first paper, inequality generates collapse and so does a decline in resources, i.e. scarcity. Put the two together and the only possible outcome is collapse of all centralized nation-states that optimize inequality and endless expansion of consumption.

    The issue isn’t ideological labels or principles, it’s whether the state solves problems or covers them up with fake fixes that accelerate collapse.

    Nations which want to not just survive but emerge stronger have one path: a revolutionary transformation from “waste is growth” to de-growth, from an economy and state dominated by a parasitic elite to a strictly limited parasitic elite and from abject dependence on fragile supply chains originating in other nations to decentralized, localized independence for essentials.

    I’ve written a book that is a template for this transformation. This book is the culmination of a lifetime of study, observation, experience and analysis: Global Crisis, National Renewal: A (Revolutionary) Grand Strategy for the United States.

    Though I devote some analysis specifically to the U.S., the book is a template for any nation to not just survive scarcity but emerge stronger by evolving a de-growth economy and a decentralized political order.

    We have an extraordinary opportunity to transform our unsustainable “waste is growth” economy and toxic inequality to sustainable systems that optimize well-being rather than collapse.”

    https://www.oftwominds.com/GCNR.html

    #95038

    There is no option: we’ll endure.
    And we will win: of that I’m sure.

    When in that hour I must be brave
    I pray the Lord that I won’t cave.

    #95039
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #95040
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #95041
    sumac.carol
    Participant

    On the Pierre Poilievre link: if the $7 billion was for military support or for the fossil fuel industry I would bet my bottom dollar that Pierre would not bat an eye.
    I spoke to a local politician who is very amenable to real choice around vax passports to get his take on me organizing some sort of public protest. He said this would be a bad idea because the protest ‘space’ in this region has been tarnished by really undesirable actors doing some really distasteful stunts. I think he made a good point in this particular case, but it also highlights the bad outcomes we face when even the “good” people have drunk the koolaid and therefore cannot lead us out of this situation, leaving the job to the “less good”. Kind of like when the US elected Trump to bring back jobs lost due to neoliberalism.

    #95042
    zerosum
    Participant

    Ivermectin plus Omicron will save our civilizations from the blood sucking aliens
    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/hospitalizations-mortality-cut-half-after-brazilian-city-offered-ivermectin-everyone-pre
    Hospitalizations, Mortality Cut In Half After Brazilian City Offered Ivermectin To Everyone Pre-Vaccine
    Perhaps the most damning evidence in favor of Ivermectin is the medical establishment’s position that it’s essentially snake oil, despite the fact that it’s had a glowing safety profile for decades, until now.

    #95043
    Antidote
    Participant

    Kiddies …just to reiterate…”you see what you look at”. Lots of OTHER stuff to look at in my *view*.

    Am I really perceiving this?? Are there cracks in grand-guru-genius Taleb’s castle foundation? Just watching the twitter chitter..could just be me confirming my bias against the arrogant prick.? Hahahahha. @ Dr. D?

    @defaltionista, what do you think? Your good with this sorta stuff…..F’ing Asshole.

    #95044

    There are those who think they pull the strings.
    There are those who feel they are letting someone pull their strings so they can eventually pull strings.
    There are those who live their lives as if no one is pulling their strings whether or not someone is trying to.
    Which would I be?
    My endless wondering whether or not someone is pulling my strings is the goal of the controllers: all I do is try to figure out how he is/they are messing me up.
    I’m not living my life; I’m reacting to his/their control.
    This is seductively resonant because both of us want the same thing: control of my life.
    They want power- it’s social overreach. They want to touch my life in inappropriate places.

    It isn’t very complicated. Where I think I might fit in the great big world is highly overrated.
    Live local.
    Eschew fame- it is nothing but a name that history can manipulate.

    #95045
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/9862-A7305152-1024×1024.jpg
    Success!

    Today, December 12, about 2,000 of Toronto’s youngest community health superheroes received their COVID-19 vaccine at Scotiabank Arena as part of Toronto Kids Vaccine Day! Yes, …

    Toronto Public Health and The Hospital for Sick Children’s best vaccinators made Toronto Kids Vaccine Day a success. These doctors and nurses turned out to be absolute experts in speaking with children and caregivers about vaccines as well as provided child-friendly experiences for vaccination. Seriously, … our national media – CBC – proclaimed so!

    F.S.

    #95046
    WES
    Participant

    I have concluded , our troll, defeatist, is being paid by someone for each post placed on TAE.

    #95049
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    In California, they’re trying to protect 3-year-olds. Or, alternately, they’re trying to protect themselves from 3-year-olds.

    Hence, anyone attending a San Jose Sharks hockey game will now enjoy the solace of knowing every toddler present has been either inoculated or negatively tested.

    Effective Thursday, December 9, 2021, all guests ages 3-11 who visit SAP Center at San Jose must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event. … These requirements will remain in place until state and local health and safety guidance is revised.

    https://redstate.com/alexparker/2021/12/12/california-nhl-team-requires-3-year-olds-to-get-vaccinated-or-tested-n490195

    New York Used Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to Advance Critical Race Theory Indoctrination

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/12/11/new-york-used-fed-coronavirus-relief-funds-to-advance-critical-race-theory-indoctrination/

    Middlebury College in Vermont – 99% Vaccinated and many Booster shots…COVID Outbreak, goes remote…

    Middlebury College has switched to remote instruction and postponed in-person events for the rest of the semester because of a rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.

    The school said Thursday evening that 34 new cases have been confirmed on campus, bringing the total number to 49 active student cases and one employee case.

    https://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/vermont/middlebury-college-goes-remote-cancels-in-person-events/

    News of the world…

    #95053
    WES
    Participant

    That kind-of-looks like our soul-less troll, defeatism!

    #95054
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    I have concluded , our troll, defeatist, is being paid by someone for each post placed on TAE.

    I don’t know where deflationista was originally from (maybe the US?), but I had an intuitive thought/feeling that he/she/it is from some third world tragedy, perhaps former eastern bloc…

    The grammar doesn’t seem indigenous to western civ, the over use of name calling + derogatory words seems like a desperate person reaching for dramatic effect in lieu of their ability to properly support the narrative they espouse.

    At first I thought we had a mental on our hands, but my perception is now that of a low grade “professional” troll…

    Seen them before, mostly on ZH where they’re laughed off and/or banned eventually, really hope this one goes away soon 😉

    #95055
    zerosum
    Participant

    Take the vaccine!!!
    My blood line will inherit all that there is.!!!!
    Unfortunately, there might not be enough to put me in a pauper grave.
    My blood lines are all vaccinated.
    My blood lines are all educated snob that believe that I’m wrong, miss guided, ignorant, dumb, and being conned.
    Old age is going to be the end of me.
    The vaccine is going to be the end of them.
    Be merciful. Kill the bloodline by vaccinating the grandkids.
    The surviving unvaccinated will inherit the world.

    #95106
    Noirette
    Participant

    John Day, thx for the details re anthrax vax.

    Susmarie posted,

    De-growth. How will we do it? Can we do it? Will it work? Will we have time? Who knows! Seems to me that the important thing is to get started.

    De-growth (imho) will occur in the shape of forced adaptions. There will be privations, chaos, starvation, etc. etc. Today’s so-called supply chain disruptions are partly (largely?) due to production difficulties…raw materials and energy.

    A tale from Switz.

    Some ppl in CH have a “zero-growth” agenda – orginal greens, or left-wing greens. 1. CH has two green political parties, one on the left, and one center-right, which shows the green label isn’t worth much, or is a pretty fig-leaf..

    Nobody envisages deliberate de-growth, and CH is, amongst W countries (as huge users of natural ressources..) at the ‘more responsible’ end though one can question and ridicule the actions and measures used and state it all amounts to posturing, feel-good moves, etc. (E.g. recyling household “everything”..a complete waste of energy..)

    In 2008 Hannibal Kadafi (son of) and his wife were arrested in a Palace Hotel in Geneva, on the charge of beating and torturing two of their servants. Hannibal was thrown into prison (holding prison, very bad) and his wife, 9 months pregnant, was locked up in the cellular section of the Public Hospital.

    This created a frantic diplomatic storm as Kadafi Senior went batshit.

    He stated no more natural gas would be delivered to CH, and that CH should be wiped off the map, and divided up (to Italy, Germany, etc.) Now CH uses very little natgas (compare with Italy for ex. which is hugely dependent on Lybia, Algeria, and wood pellets..other story..) but still, this provoked a public discussion about what do we do if imports are cut…?

    It emerged that one part of the plan (CH has 20 year-plans, and Emergency Plans – I have participated in one 20 year thingie, not energy) is ‘doubling up.’

    In CH, 50% of energy (or thereabouts), all forms, is used in and for buildings, and that is without counting commercial, productive, or leisure activities (factories, gyms, watching TV..) within them. Just, building them, maintaining them, repairing, cleaning, heating and cooling them, providing hot and cold water, entry access.

    So, all residential and much ‘commercial’ RE would be ‘doubled’ up, forced to occupy 1/2 of previous space. Ppl would have to double up in flats, and some quarters / sections / territories would be abandoned, left to rot. As the ‘rot’ places would have to be grouped, and the ‘lived in’ places as well (to rationalise transport, amongst other considerations) it would create a territorial patchwork; ppl would have to move, or be forcibly moved. Many businesses would have to close.

    That would be the first step, to reduce energy use by X%. Though this was never discussed, food rationing would be needed (breakdown of transport amongst others..)

    Note: in 2020, the “emergency plans” in case of a pandemic were announced but never implemented, which kind of puts paid to any … plans … at all.

    Story –> The employees are OK. Diplo storms and appeasement (by Saif al Islam, another son, influential) and public excuses from CH for ‘illegal arrests’ etc. helped… wiki, rather bland, gives some of the highlights…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya–Switzerland_relations

    1. they were originally to the left of the Socialists (not hard) but even beyond the Worker’s Party. They have changed.

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