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Edouard Manet Berthe Morisot with a bouquet of violets 1872

 

Omicron is Not Normal (eugyp)
Omicron Accounted For 73% Of New US Infections Last Week (AP)
No, 73% of US COVID-19 Cases Aren’t Omicron Yet (Prep.)
The Omicron Fake-out (Jim Kunstler)
Fauci’s War on Science: The Smoking Gun (Tucker)
5 Essential Truths About COVID-19 (McCullough)
Pfizer Vaccines Withheld From Vietnamese Children After Deaths & AEs (TSN)
26-Year-Old’s Death From Myocarditis ‘Probably’ Caused by Pfizer Vaccine (CHD)
How Biden Blew It (NR)
Two More House Democrats Not to Run for Reelection, Total Now 23 (CTH)
Alex Jones Sues Pelosi, US Capitol Riot Committee (RT)
It’s Official: Durham Is Investigating The Clinton Campaign (Technofog)

 

 

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Biden: “For the unvaccinated, you can expect a winter of death”

DeSantis: “You’re free to get vaccinated or not, but if you get sick either way, you can get monoclonal antibodies to survive. And if you can’t get vaccinated, you can always get Evusheld for protection.”

 

 

Malone Big Bird

 

 

Jordan/Makary

 

 

“The balance of the evidence is that Omicron leaked from a lab engaged in SARS-2 vaccine research.”

Omicron is Not Normal (eugyp)

Omicron is not normal. No immediate progenitors are known; its closest relatives are viruses last seen in early- to mid-2020. The orthodox explanation for this awkward fact, is that it has spent the last 18 months lurking “in a geography with poor genomic surveillance … or … in a chronically infected individual.” The simpler explanation is that it leaked from a laboratory. As el gato malo and others have indicated, evidence is strong that Omicron circulates preferentially in the vaccinated. In all likelihood, it is the result of gain-of-function research, in which SARS-2 was passaged repeatedly through convalescent or vaccinated plasma, in the hopes of helping the virus evade acquired immunity. The purpose of this research would be to anticipate future immune-escape variants that vaccines might target.

Omicron carries a series of highly unlikely and suspicious mutations in its spike protein. It is hard to imagine that these mutations can have arisen via natural processes, because all but one of them are nonsynonymous – that is, they code for different amino acid sequences. Starkly mutated variants favoured by natural selection should have a great many meaningless synonymous mutations as well. Omicron’s ancestors may have spent a significant amount of time adapting to mouse cells, before re-entering human hosts. Omicron appears selected to replicate primarily in the bronchial tract. Deeper in the human lung, it functions far less efficiently than Delta or the first strains from Wuhan. This is probably why it causes mostly mild illness, and it is reminiscent of techniques used to make live attenuated influenza vaccines safer for use in humans.


Such vaccines are cold-adapted, that is, selected to circulate primarily in the cooler upper respiratory tract rather than in the warmer, more vulnerable lungs. The balance of the evidence is that Omicron leaked from a lab engaged in SARS-2 vaccine research. There are many possibilities: It might represent a live, attenuated virus vaccine used informally among researchers, that mutated back to virulence and escaped; it might have been released accidentally; it could even be an attempt to develop a self-spreading vaccine to immunise animals or third world populations.

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“..federal health officials said on Monday..”

Uh, no, they did not.

Omicron Accounted For 73% Of New US Infections Last Week (AP)

Omicron is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the US, federal health officials said on Monday, racing ahead of Delta and other variants and accounting for 73% of new infections last week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers showed nearly a six-fold increase in Omicron’s share of infections in only one week. In much of the country, omicron’s prevalence is even higher. It’s responsible for an estimated 90% of new infections in the New York area, the south-east, the industrial midwest and the Pacific north-west. Since the end of June, the Delta variant has been the main version causing US infections. As recently as the end of November, more than 99.5% of coronaviruses were Delta, according to CDC data.


Scientists in Africa first sounded the alarm about omicron less than a month ago and on 26 November the World Health Organization designated it as a “variant of concern”. The mutant has since shown up in about 90 countries. Much about the omicron variant remains unknown, including whether it causes more or less severe illness. Early studies suggest the vaccinated will need a booster shot for the best chance at preventing omicron infection but even without the extra dose, vaccination still should offer strong protection against severe illness and death. “All of us have a date with Omicron,” said Dr Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “If you’re going to interact with society, if you’re going to have any type of life, Omicron will be something you encounter, and the best way you can encounter this is to be fully vaccinated.”

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“..No humans at the CDC stood up in front of a podium and announced the 73% number, or wrote a press release. It came from the CDC’s automated COVID data tracker website.”

No, 73% of US COVID-19 Cases Aren’t Omicron Yet (Prep.)

Something extremely odd happened this afternoon. The press, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Axios, reported that the CDC had announced that 73% of US COVID-19 cases were now being caused by the Omicron variant, and major public health gurus like Ashish Jha, Eric Topol, Florian Krammer, Eric Feigl-Ding, and Scott Gottlieb circulated the reports at face value. But that’s not really what’s happening. There was some kind of bug in an automated statistical algorithm at the CDC, known as the variant proportions Nowcast. Omicron isn’t really dominant in most of the USA yet (although all evidence continues to indicate it will be soon). And the bug in Nowcast went from a quiet database update on a quiet CDC web page, to a national press sensation, in a matter of hours.

What actually happened? No humans at the CDC stood up in front of a podium and announced the 73% number, or wrote a press release. It came from the CDC’s automated COVID data tracker website. But it’s also not a statement of hard data, it’s the output of an algorithm called the Nowcast. The Nowcast algorithm is based on the CDC’s variant proportions data. Every week a small percentage of US COVID-19 cases are subjected to genome sequencing, which identifies them by strain. Right now it’s about 3.6%, but it varies by state. The CDC collates this data to produce weekly reports on the prevalence of each variant in each of ten regions of the continental USA. However, the genomic data takes time to generate and process, then get deposited into genomics databanks, then get analyzed by the CDC, so the newest data is about two weeks old at each weekly refresh (today, sixteen days old; the week ending December 4).

To display an estimate of current prevalence, the CDC uses an algorithm it calls a “Nowcast,” to project forward from two weeks ago and give an estimate of current prevalence for different strains. The Nowcast algorithm has been remarkably accurate and useful in the past; I followed it with great interest as Alpha, Gamma, Delta, Mu, and other strains washed across the USA from early 2021 until Delta attained total dominance in the summer. It’s a significant achievement for the CDC, and I celebrate them for it. But something is on the fritz now. In this week’s update, which dropped Monday afternoon, the Nowcast algorithm is presenting results that don’t make sense.

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“..the “Joe Biden” regime’s main chance for retaining any power is to keep the Covid panic going long enough to re-run the mail-in voting scams of 2020..”

The Omicron Fake-out (Jim Kunstler)

Omicron supposedly started in South Africa some weeks ago and Covid deaths there are at an 18-month low. The existing “vaccines” appear to be completely ineffective against omicron, so how is more of that stuff going to help? And then why all the hysteria about vaxxing up the vaxx-resistant? Insofar as the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines present not insignificant risks of harmful-to-fatal side effects, plus being ineffective, what is the prudent bet there? Speaking of which, will the public even be able to discern whether the alleged winter death surge is a result of Covid or of adverse reactions to the vaxxes? My money would be on adverse vaxx events. Why is there absolutely no talk — except in the state of Florida, run by Governor Ron DeSantis — about comprehensive early treatment of Covid?

Why is the CDC not setting up early treatment centers around the USA, where people with symptoms can receive monoclonal antibody infusions and kits of well-known, cheap, safe and effective oral medicines that can be used easily at home to defeat the virus? (Those medicines have been surreptitiously outlawed by our own CDC, you know.) Is it outlandish to suppose that the official “Joe Biden” government objective is to allow as many people to die as possible in order to keep the public terrorized? Meanwhile, they’ve provoked the public to line up for Covid tests using a PCR system so discredited for Covid detection that months ago the CDC scheduled it to go offline on December 31st, (And, uh, why the long time-lag between the decision and the action? Answer: it allows the CDC to falsely jack up case numbers until the year’s bitter end.)

With the apparent defeat of the Build Back Better boondoggle, following a long list of other failures, the “Joe Biden” regime’s main chance for retaining any power is to keep the Covid panic going long enough to re-run the mail-in voting scams of 2020 in the 2022 congressional elections. It’s a weak play, though, since the opposition is fully onto it. And if the Democratic Party loses as many seats in Congress and the Senate as it deserves to lose, not a single piece of their toxic legislation will see daylight until the mastodons come home in the next ice age. Also consider that Democratic Party operatives by the limousine-load will be hauled in to testify before opposition-controlled committees and many of these will be subject to criminal referrals.

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Sunetra Gupta (Oxford), Martin Kulldorff (Harvard), and Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford) are top scientists. Fauci labeled them “fringe epidemiologists”. That’s how much respect he has for science and scientists.

Fauci’s War on Science: The Smoking Gun (Tucker)

Those weeks following the release of the Great Barrington Declaration did feel odd. On the good side, medical doctors, scientists, public health workers, and citizens all over the world were thrilled that three top scholars in fields of public health and epidemiology had spoken out against lockdowns and for a reasoned approach to Covid. They eagerly signed the document. Yes, there were some attempts to sabotage it too, with fake names and so on, which should have been a clue about what was coming. The fakes were deleted in days and new methods of confirming signatures were deployed. The document, on the one hand, said nothing controversial. The right way to deal with this pandemic, it said, was to focus on those who could face severe outcomes from disease – a very plain point and nothing new.

There was nothing to be gained by locking down the whole of society because of a pathogen with such a huge differential in its demographic impact. The virus would have to become endemic in any case (including the realization of “herd immunity,” which is not a “strategy” but a descriptive term widely accepted in epidemiology) and certainly would not be stopped by destroying peoples’ lives and liberties. The hope of the Declaration was simply that journalists would pay attention to a different point of view and a debate would begin on the unprecedented experiment in lockdowns. Perhaps science could prevail, even in this climate. On the bad side, and at the very same time, following the release, the attacks began pouring in, and they were brutal, structured to destroy.

The three main signers – Sunetra Gupta (Oxford), Martin Kulldorff (Harvard), and Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford) – made the statement as a matter of principle. It was also born of frustration with the prevailing narrative. Mostly this declaration was intended as an educational effort. But the authors were being called vicious names and treated like heretics that should be burned. There certainly was no civil debate; quite the contrary. It was all quite shocking given that the Declaration was a statement concerning what almost everyone in these professional circles believed earlier in the year. They were merely stating the consensus based on science and experience. Nothing more.

Even on March 2, 2020, 850 scientists signed a letter to the White House warning against lockdowns, closures, and travel restrictions. It was sponsored by Yale University. Today it reads nearly like a first draft of the Great Barrington Declaration. Indeed on that same day, Fauci wrote to a Washington Post reporter: “The epidemic will gradually decline and stop on its own without a vaccine.” But following the March 13-16, 2020 lockdowns, the orthodoxy had evidently changed. And suddenly. The signers of the GBD had declined to change with it. Thus did they endure astonishingly brutal smears. What felt odd at the time was the sheer intensity of the attacks, as well as their dogmatism and ferocity. These attacks also had a strong political flavor that had little regard for science.

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” I’m calling for an immediate pause, a pause in the public program on Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson, until we can do a deep dive on the safety review.”

5 Essential Truths About COVID-19 (McCullough)

1) COVID-19 is ONLY spread when symptoms are present. “The virus cannot be spread unless someone has symptoms, unless someone’s sick,” McCullough said in an address on December 12. “They cannot spread COVID-19 They’re not contagious. That’s been shown now.” He elaborated: “It’s only symptoms that are related to the spread of illness and there is no asymptomatic spread. So, if there’s no asymptomatic spread, as long as nobody in this arena has symptoms, there will not be a single case that comes out of this auditorium. That is an important principle. Now, that means if you’re sick, if you’re sick, and you’re susceptible to COVID-19, please stay home. If your children are sick and they’re susceptible to COVID-19, that could be the case, stay home.”

2) Asymptomatic testing is not FDA cleared or supported by any regulatory bodies. “Because there’s no asymptomatic spread … we never needed to close down the schools,” McCullough continued. “That means we never needed to wear masks, right, because you can’t spread it asymptomatically. That means that there should be no asymptomatic testing.” McCullough observed the World Health Organization (WHO) has agreed with this assessment since the end of June. “Widespread screening of asymptomatic individuals is not a currently recommended strategy due to the significant costs associated with it and the lack of data on its operational effectiveness,” WHO stated.

3) Natural immunity is robust, complete, and durable–it’s “one and done.” “Once somebody is recovered from COVID-19 It’s one and done,” McCullough emphasized. “It’s one and done. You’re done.”New York Attorney Elizabeth Brehm asked the CDC for “documents reflecting any documented case of an individual who: (1) never received a COVID-19 vaccine; (2) was infected with COVID-19 once, recovered, and then later became infected again; and (3) transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to another person when reinfected.” The response from Roger Andoh at CDC was: “A search of our records failed to reveal any documents pertaining to your request. The CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) conveyed that this information is not collected.” “Now the CDC has got 41,000 cases, sadly, of full-blown vaccine failures that resulted in hospitalization and death,” McCullough went on, adding, “41,000 vaccine failures, they don’t have a single failure of natural immunity.”

4) COVID-19 is a treatable illness in high-risk patients with early sequenced multidrug therapy. “The illness is imminently treatable … we can treat COVID-19, and we can actually markedly influence the natural history of the disease by intercepting it early, and those innovations were discovered early in 2020,” McCullough noted. “Everybody should have a COVID-19 survival kit at home,” he stressed. “We should really take charge of this. This viral pandemic is a war. It’s a war and it’s up to us to step up and start to fight this thing.”

5) The genetic COVID-19 vaccines are not sufficiently safe or effective for the public. Vaccine mandates should be dropped, and the vaccine program should be paused for safety review. “I don’t think anybody had a problem with vaccines a year ago. But we now know as they’re broadly used in the general population, like many new products, it has not worked out and we have seen unacceptably high rates of death that occurs after vaccination. About 50% of the deaths that are recorded happen within 48 hours, 80% within a week. “In the U.S. CDC VAERS [Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System] we have 19,000 deaths, about half of those are domestic,” he observed, adding: “We have 31,000 now that are permanently disabled. That is unacceptable for a medicinal product in the United States.

And it’s unacceptable for our agencies not to review safety for us. And it’s unacceptable for our FDA or CDC or NIH and our White House Task Force. It’s unacceptable for them not to provide a safeguard for our citizens. “Moving forward, the vaccines are not enough to bring us out of the pandemic. I am going to close by calling for, at this point in time, a complete and total ban on any vaccine mandates. I’m calling for an immediate pause, a pause in the public program on Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson, until we can do a deep dive on the safety review.

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A batch?!

Pfizer Vaccines Withheld From Vietnamese Children After Deaths & AEs (TSN)

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are approved for use on children by the Vietnamese government. Children are divided into three age groups for vaccination: 3-11, 12-15, and 16-17 years old. The Ministry of Health predicted that by the fourth quarter of 2021, 95% of the 8.1 million youngsters aged 12 to 17 would have had two COVID-19 vaccine doses. A girl in Hanoi’s Thuong Tin District died only one day after vaccination in November. The cause of death was Grade IV anaphylaxis, according to the Post-Vaccination Events Expert Panel. Anaphylaxis is a set of symptoms caused by an allergic reaction to a foreign substance. The most severe form of anaphylaxis is Grade IV, which includes respiratory and cardiac collapse. However, it was concluded the case had nothing to do with the quality of the vaccine or vaccination methods.

The Hanoi Department of Health consequently spoke with the Ministry of Health regarding two batches of Pfizer vaccines, no. 124001 and 123002, which had been used to vaccinate students. These two batches were initially printed with an expiry date of November 30, 2021, but had their expiry extended to February 28, 2022. After receiving feedback from parents, Hanoi stopped injecting the two vaccines and consulted the Ministry of Health, the other batches were injected normally,” said Director of the Hanoi Department of Health, Tran Thi Nhi Ha. The Hanoi Department of Health published a press release on December 1 verifying that the Covid-19 vaccine is still being administered to students in Hanoi. TrialSite reports that news media in North America and Europe kept far away from this story.

Mobile injection sites are set up at schools in Thanh Hoa, south of Hanoi in the far northern reaches of this Southeast Asian nation. They primarily provide the COVID-19 vaccination to children in high schools, as well as students in vocational and continuing education institutes. However, more than 120 youngsters were hospitalised in the province for post-injection treatment. The provincial health department has taken steps to prevent injection of the suspect batches of vaccines, according to the international version of the VN Express, a popular online news media owned by FPT Group, the largest information technology service company in Vietnam.

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At least New Zealand reports it.

26-Year-Old’s Death From Myocarditis ‘Probably’ Caused by Pfizer Vaccine (CHD)

Pfizer’s COVID vaccine “probably” caused the death of a healthy 26-year-old man, New Zealand health authorities said Monday. The health officials attributed Rory James Nairn’s death, 12 days after his first COVID shot, to myocarditis. “With the current available information, the board has considered that the myocarditis was probably due to vaccination in this individual,” a COVID-19 Vaccine Independent Safety Monitoring Board said in a statement. Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle that can lead to cardiac arrhythmia and death. It can also result from infections, but more commonly myocarditis is a result of the body’s immune reaction to initial heart damage. Nairn’s death is New Zealand’s second reported death linked to myocarditis.

Health authorities in August reported a woman died from heart inflammation likely due to the vaccine.The board said: “The circumstances of these cases do not impact or change the known information on myocarditis, and the benefits of vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 continue to greatly outweigh the risk of such rare side effects. “The Board has recommended actions to be taken by the COVID-19 Vaccine and Immunization Program to continue to highlight myocarditis as a very rare side effect of the Pfizer vaccine.” A Pfizer spokesperson said the company was aware of the reported death in New Zealand, and that it monitors all reports of possible adverse events and continues to believe the benefit-risk profile for its vaccine is positive.

Nairn’s fiancée, Ashleigh Wilson, is searching for answers after the “traumatic” ordeal. In a video interview with Chantelle Baker from B-2020, Wilson said her fiancé passed away from what paramedics believe was a heart attack. Wilson said Nairn began experiencing heart palpitations on Nov. 5, the same day he received his first shot but that didn’t recognize the severity of his symptoms. Wilson told the NZ Herald Nairn went into the bathroom as the two were preparing to leave for the hospital. That’s when she heard a thud. “He had fallen, his body was blocking the door, his full weight was against it and I couldn’t get it open,” Wilson said. “I could just see him through a crack in the door, I could see that he was gone.” “I watched him die and I could not get to him,” she said.

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I don’t want to get into US party politics, but this is well written.

How Biden Blew It (NR)

If he had wanted to, President Biden could have fulfilled the promises that he made during his campaign and set himself and his party up for a successful 2022. He could have ignored the hollow passions of Twitter and cable TV, lowered the temperatures that so mar our quotidian politics, and delivered the quiet, limited, competent leadership that he promised during his inconspicuous run for the office. Recognizing that his party enjoyed only the barest of congressional majorities, he could have scaled back his lofty ambitions and ensured that his own focus and the focus of the public at large were as tightly aligned as possible. He could have narrowed his initial COVID bill, eschewing the entreaties to go big and limiting the scope of its relief to the desperate alone.

He could have made the bipartisan infrastructure bill a centerpiece, rather than an afterthought, of his first year. He could have grasped that, because federal power is so limited, his role in fighting the pandemic would be exclusively oratorical. He could have understood that people care deeply about illegal immigration and gotten serious about limiting it, even as he struck a kinder tone. Having realized that inflation was clearly not set to be “transitory,” he could have directed the sum of his efforts toward alleviating it. And, while he was doing all that, he could have paid attention to the details that his job throws up in abundance — particularly in the foreign-policy realm — and thereby avoided the catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan that drove a stake through his presidency within six months of his taking his oath.

A little more humility, a greater willingness to say “no,” and a more acute understanding of why he won in the first instance would all have gone a long way. Instead? Well, instead he did precisely none of that. Instead, he ignored all evidence to the contrary and concluded that he was a world-historical figure. Instead, he began talking about “transforming” the country. Instead, he proposed the largest spending program in modern American history. Instead, he sent a welcome message to would-be border-hoppers. Instead, he embraced every ridiculous neologism that progressives saw fit to throw at him: “Latinx,” “BIPOC,” “birthing person,” the lot.

No sooner had Biden won the election, NPR reports, than a bunch of irresponsible voices had begun “flattering him with comparisons to two legendary Democratic presidents of the 20th century — Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.” And Biden, fool that he is, believed them. In March, Axios confirmed to general derision that Biden was exhibiting a sincere “determination to be one of the most consequential presidents” in American history, and — euphemism alert! — to explore the “elasticity of presidential power.” The correct response to being told that he might be the next FDR would have been to laugh the speaker out of the Oval Office. Instead, flattered, Biden said, “Tell me more.”

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Rats and ships?

Two More House Democrats Not to Run for Reelection, Total Now 23 (CTH)

Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), the powerful chair of an Appropriations subcommittee overseeing immigration issues, becomes the 23rd House Democrat to announce she will not seek reelection in 2022. Roybal-Allard was first elected to the House in 1993 and was going to have a redistricting battle. Additionally: “Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), a leader of the moderate Blue Dog Democrats, announced earlier Monday that she was retiring in 2022 to spend more time with her young children.” Over the weekend, there were also reports Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.) plans to retire. The southern border is a mess, and border state Latino Democrats are switching to the Republican Party. Inflation is skyrocketing and will likely continue getting worse through 2022 due to fiscal and monetary policy.

Wage growth (3%) is nowhere near enough to keep up with food inflation (15%+). Making things worse, gas prices have doubled in most areas and will continue to increase into 2022 due to Biden energy policy. The Democrat regulatory environmental programs in coastal areas and ports are continuing to create massive supply chain issues. Home heating costs this winter will be 60 to 70 percent higher due to Biden energy policy. The Joe Biden vaccination mandate is creating a workforce crisis and escalating backlash created by toxic federal overreach. Several blue states (CA, NY, IL) are losing congressional seats due to population losses, while red states are gaining congressional districts due to population growth. Insane spending by Democrats continues without pause or consideration for the inflation they are creating.

The great ideological cleaving between Democrat communists and middle-class Americans continues. Polling indicates there is a major storm on the horizon for Democrats, as their ideological thirst for power is transparent and being rejected. Every single policy the Biden administration touches creates a crap storm of anxiety for the ‘Main Street’ American worker. The only group benefiting from JoeBama policies is the same group that funds them, Wall Street. Making matters worse, the political communists behind the policy execution are brazen in showcasing how the destruction of the American economy is their intent. Now the White House is promising “a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.” Not exactly an optimistic message.

Even the New York Times has gone from panic to ‘shock’: “The numbers are even worse for Democrats in the eight states expected to have the closest Senate elections, according to Langer — Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Not only is Biden’s overall job approval rating in those states 33 percent, 10 points lower than it is in the rest of the country, but registered voters in those eight states say they are more likely to vote for Republican House candidates than for Democrats by 23 points (at 58 percent to 35 percent).”

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“Jones claimed that the committee is violating his 1st Amendment rights as a journalist, his 4th Amendment right of privacy in his papers, and his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination.”

Alex Jones Sues Pelosi, US Capitol Riot Committee (RT)

Shock jock Alex Jones has sued US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the congressional committee that’s investigating last January’s US Capitol riot to block the panel from accessing his phone records and forcing him to testify. The lawsuit, which was filed on Monday in US District Court in Washington, alleges that Pelosi and the investigative committee that she appointed are trying to suspend constitutional liberties “in coercive secret proceedings specifically designed to satiate a political witch hunt.” The committee subpoenaed Jones in November, demanding documents related to his role in organizing an election-fraud protest that escalated into the Capitol riot, according to the lawsuit. The panel also ignored the radio host’s constitutional objections, insisting that he testify in Washington on January 10, and it sought to obtain his phone records through AT&T.


“The select committee’s members have made it abundantly clear that they are only interested in prosecuting political adversaries,” the lawsuit said, adding that Jones was put in the “unconscionable position” of facing imprisonment if he exercises his constitutional rights. Jones claimed that the committee is violating his 1st Amendment rights as a journalist, his 4th Amendment right of privacy in his papers, and his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination. The lawsuit noted that committee chairman US Representative Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) showed his disregard for those protections when he suggested in an MSNBC interview earlier this month that invoking the 5th Amendment may show that a witness is “part and parcel guilty to what occurred.”

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“If the Clinton Campaign was being informed of the work by Fusion GPS, what of the likelihood that the Clinton Campaign was informing the work of Fusion GPS?”

It’s Official: Durham Is Investigating The Clinton Campaign (Technofog)

Igor Danchenko, the primary subsource of Christopher Steele, was arrested on November 3, 2021 for giving multiple false statements to federal officials during his 2017 interviews with the FBI. These included lies about Danchenko’s sources, his travels to Russia, and his falsified contacts with Sergei Millian. We laid out Danchenko’s indictment here. Notably, Special Counsel John Durham alleges that one of Danchenko’s real “sources” was Charles Dolan, Jr. (perhaps first identified by Aaron Mate), who served in various leadership positions to elect Bill Clinton in the 1992 and 1996 campaigns and was an advisor to Hillary Clinton in her 2016 campaign for president. With Dolan’s involvement, the obvious question becomes whether he was the intermediary between the Clinton Campaign and Danchenko.

After all, we know that the Hillary Clinton Campaign paid for the Steele dossiers and the work by Fusion GPS. This was arranged through their attorneys (and the DNC attorneys) at Perkins Coie – notably Mark Elias and Michael Sussmann. Elias left the firm this summer. Sussmann was indicted in September 2021 by Special Counsel Durham for giving false statements relating to the Alfa Bank/Trump hoax. It is highly likely that the Clinton Campaign was receiving updates on the Fusion GPS/Christopher Steele work once they were hired by Perkins Coie in the spring of 2016. This is work the client – the Clinton Campaign – paid for. (The sharing of this info would be consistent with the Clinton Campaign – notably Jake Sullivan – receiving backchannel updates on the Alfa Bank hoax.)

If the Clinton Campaign was being informed of the work by Fusion GPS, what of the likelihood that the Clinton Campaign was informing the work of Fusion GPS? It was Clintons’ idea to link Trump and Russia in the first place. And associates of the Clinton Campaign (Sidney Blumenthal) were working to corroborate parts of the dossier. With that in mind, I leave you this bit of information provided by the New York Times in September (emphasis added) suggesting the complicity of the Clinton Campaign: “Some of the questions that Mr. Durham’s team has been asking in recent months — including of witnesses it subpoenaed before a grand jury, according to people familiar with some of the sessions — suggest he has been pursuing a theory that the Clinton campaign used Perkins Coie to submit dubious information to the F.B.I. about Russia and Mr. Trump in an effort to gin up investigative activity to hurt his 2016 campaign.”

Now let’s review what’s going on in Danchenko’s criminal case. He was originally represented by Chris Schafbuch and Mark Schamel. On December 6, 2021, Stuart Sears appeared on behalf of Danchenko. Schafbuch and Schamel dropped out of the case. According to Durham’s latest filing, Stuart Sears is a partner at the law firm Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears. Notably, the firm is currently representing the 2016 “Hillary for America” presidential campaign (the “Clinton Campaign”), as well as multiple former employees of that campaign, in matters before the Special Counsel.”

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    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle December 21 2021]

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    Edouard Manet Berthe Morisot with a bouquet of violets 1872

    Ah, so Berthe Morisot is in fact a woman…
    I didn’t know that for a certainty yesterday…

    Anyhoo, she is lovely and Manet’s depiction of her is lovely as well…

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    “CNN Quietly Resets ‘Days Since An Employee Committed A Sex Crime’ Counter Back To Zero” – BBee

    Oh wait, that wasn’t news, that was fake. This is the real news:

    “Today there are more accused pedophiles at CNN than Americans who have died of the so-called Omicron” –Tucker Carlson

    Ouch. (RussiaRussiaRussia)

    “World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journal Roasts Facebook Over “Inaccurate, Incompetent & Irresponsible” Fact Check”

    It took this long to notice? They just censored the American Heart Association as “Not medical”. Chad at Facbook is medical. Not the “Medical Association”.

    Society of 13-year old girls. And 200 million Karl Roves.

    “Pentagon Cracks Down on ‘Extremism’ within US Military”

    General-object Milley is afraid there might be people in the military who might kill someone. He’s solved that now. The military is now as safe as kindergarten scissors. Just like China told him when they were on the phone.

    Speaking of killing and extremism, I should have added yesterday that the DNC wouldn’t lift a finger to save the Deplorables or anyone else, this just mimics the Republicans approach to welfare and hardship. If roles were reversed I wouldn’t expect the GOP to lift a finger for the Blue base either. This isn’t like deep-level planning, use your head. If they want to force all their enemies to do something, we can all pretty well guess how helpful and strengthening that thing will be.

    “But the authors were being called vicious names and treated like heretics that should be burned. There certainly was no civil debate;”

    That’s Scienz! No data or debate: the popularity of 13-year old girls. GROSS: Get Rid Of Slimy girlS.

    Besides, I mean OBVIOUSLY Doctor MDs from Harvard, Oxford and Stanford mean “Not Doctors”, besides, there’s just SO MANY doctors from Harvard who can keep track of their millions of different opinions? Oh wait, I meant the #Opposite. Doctors are only people who do what billionaire corporations allow.

    “If he had wanted to, President Biden could have fulfilled the promises that he made during his campaign and set himself and his party up for a successful 2022.”

    Yes, that’s quite interesting isn’t’ it? And he could just double-cross them after passing it, like they usually do, but they didn’t’. Why?

    “Alex Jones Sues Pelosi, US Capitol Riot Committee (RT)”

    Yes, that is interesting. So you need to Subpoena a guy who told a million (?) listeners, “Don’t go, it’s a scam”? How exactly is he involved except to prevent it? And all the tiny Trump PACs that existed in 2016, you want their phone records from 2016? What possible legislative premise could you present?

    None: Do What You’re Told. Be glad we don’t do more to you hovel-dwelling piece of human filth. Like Hopkins said. Oh and eat the bugs, which were just approved in Europe for YOU, while they keep that filet mignon at the French Laundry. You can’t afford it now, thanks to our 30 years of “Helping.” Or electricity in Europe no neither.

    It’s Official: Durham Is Investigating the Clinton Campaign (Technofog)”

    And no one was arrested, although I could have arrested them in 2016, 2008, 2000, and 1971 without a subpoena it was so obvious. But sadly, the threat, i.e. “Blackmail” is more effective control than releasing the blackmail. 9 of of 10 Docktors say “Fīat jūstitia ruat cælum”

    Lack of arrests gave them 20 more years to rape your daughters. Who was helped? Arresting them in the nursing home after a long, happy life of 5-star meals and paradise islands? Gee, sounds awful.

    I have a premonition that something-something, some move, countered by Russia, leads to…maybe the Eastern bloc being Russian-influence zone as the EU/US are discovered to be helpless and collapse, appearing in their currency. Something about the way they’re positioning. More to GIVE the East to Russia and LOSE than something else, but I can’t say why.

    Anyway, insiders have now dumped their stocks on the rubes to lose, headlined by Musk. “Moronic” is a bust, they need someone to blame. And both sides want and need the collapse. Three sides: White Hat, Black Hat, and 3rd Parties/World like Russia. When that happens, China will/has to take not just Taiwan, or not Taiwan at all, but maybe break out surround them throughout pacific Asia. Not sure why, but I’ve been reading Geopolitics and markets a long time now.

    #95821
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    The winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere occurs on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 10:59 a.m. EST
    Happy winter solstice… 🙂

    #95822
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Summer Solstice here. Very long warm or hot days where I find even though I work and have kids I still manage to get things done and do myself some music practice as well.

    Things are gunna get chilly for you Northern humans.

    Is March next year the break point in weirdness? Martin Armstrong is calling it. There are whispers but who knows?

    #95824

    no matter what the humans do,
    the world will turn, the earth will spin.
    the seasons change and I will, too-
    no matter what the humans do.

    A happy, normal solstice to you all.

    #95825
    boilingfrog
    Participant

    Three and a half hours till the solstice…can’t come too soon. It will be nice to watch the expanding daylight, as we head inyo this season of death and misery (from the Fauci Flu, it seems).

    I was talking to a client yesterday, a Harvard grad, of all things, as I tiled his bathroom floor. We were both so sad to find out they don’t do science there…)

    We were discussing why nobody was hearing from the head of Ecohealth Alliance in all the talk of “what to do, what’s going on”, regarding Covid . It seems pretty clear that there is probably no person on the planet who knows more about what is going on than him, as this has been his life’s purpose. (Daschak certainly knows more than Fauci and Collins, because they didn’t get to read the reports he didn’t submit, contrary to his grant contract, as they say).

    #95827
    those darned kids
    Participant

    Pfizer-funded talks falsely suggested rival vaccines might cause cancer, experts say

    “A slide in the Powerpoint presentations listed two advantages for a different type of vaccine — which uses “viral vector” technology — and six disadvantages. The first claimed disadvantage was a risk that they could cause “chromosomal integration” and “oncogenesis” — turning healthy cells into cancerous ones. The second was that they could not be used on immunocompromised people.”

    #95830
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Where Dr. D gives a lesson in Inverted Communication.
    Certainly some people are naturals with this bizarre communication style. The rest of us must resort to silence, sarcasm or editorializing to even begin to counter the deleterious effects of inverted communication. Never forget such communication is a form of violence.
    In the end, when guys like Fauci sense their imminent failure, they must double down with the scheme by projection of their internalized object state or better known as the public Shitshow. The Shitshow is heralded by the cowering withdrawal of the megalomaniac’s wingmen and wingwomen.
    Pass the popcorn.

    #95831
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    I suspect that Monsieur Manet had a bit of a crush on Ms. Moriset.

    ***

    Even now, with Xmas bloated into an incessant commercial, it’s a time of year when the portals to another world are briefly opened in the eyes and smiles of passing strangers. Xmas is nigh at hand. Getchyoosum!

    Meanwhile, someone had accidentally left the door to the Potala wide open…

    v,k

    Meanwhile, back in so-called reality:

    Coronavirus FAQ: Is it OK for the kids to take a pic with Santa?

    ert

    O Santa! We need you now! Only you can get away with going mask-free! Your mighty beard protects you and us from the Polar Variant!

    #95833
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Today there are more accused pedophiles at CNN than Americans who have died of the so-called Omicron” –Tucker Carlson”

    In which the headlines write ’em and Dr.D just has to pluck them from the tree. Like coloring books or cutting out doll clothes with scissors. Good times for the satirical!

    ***
    no matter what the humans do,
    the world will turn, the earth will spin.
    the seasons change and I will, too-
    no matter what the humans do.

    I hear this sung to a medievalesque tune heavy on the viol and cittern with a bit of penny-whistle and psaltery. Well, I do!

    ***
    “If he had wanted to, President Biden could have fulfilled the promises that he made during his campaign and set himself and his party up for a successful 2022.”

    “Yes, that’s quite interesting isn’t’ it? And he could just double-cross them after passing it, like they usually do, but they didn’t’. Why?”

    My simple take is that they’re too busy double-crossing each other and their mother’s mother, while virtue-signaling to the public like a swarm of newly released GMO Asperger’s fireflies, to actually remember that they’re expected to produce some kind of quasi-legislative product, preferable ten zillion pages long, fantastically boring, but intermittently interspersed with Beltway kink porn as perqs.

    ‘I don’t write legislative bills nor do I read them. I just pass them and look at the pictures.’ Only now they can’t even pass them.

    #95834
    WES
    Participant

    Bosco:

    It is entirely possible Americans in their infinitesimal wisdom purposely don’t want congress to pass any new bills!

    #95835
    WES
    Participant

    Now that SCOTUS’s Kavanaugh is handling the 6th court reinstating Biden’s vaccine mandate, Biden can relax as the his vaccine mandate will now no longer face any more legal challenges. Kavanaugh will see to that.

    #95836
    WES
    Participant

    As for Biden blowing it, I don’t*8 think so. Biden is deliberately creating chaos to ensure the Democrats get re-elected in both the 2022 mid-term elections and also in 2024 too. Chaos is all that is required to keep mail-in-ballots.

    #95843
    zerosum
    Participant

    TAE told you

    Yesterday is Gone

    Tomorrow is Here

    ———–
    I had a dream, that I was at the central committee meeting of the governing council of the guiding subcommittee of the ruling virus executive.
    Top of the Agenda:
    1. The successful insertion of “Omicron” was being helped by an individual human called “Fauci” .
    2. The report from “The Giver of Life” was complementary of the progress that we have made.
    (Keep watching/reading TAE for further reports)

    #95844
    those darned kids
    Participant

    i am seriously considering applying to governor desantis for refugee status:

    https://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2021/12/bars-restaurants-toronto-shutting-down/

    i think i’d make a fine floridaman.

    #95845
    those darned kids
    Participant

    how is it that cuban can export doctors:

    https://news.google.com/search?q=cuban+doctors&hl=en-CA&gl=CA&ceid=CA:en

    when all around me hospitals are short-staffed:

    https://news.google.com/search?q=hospital%20short%20staffed&hl=en-CA&gl=CA&ceid=CA%3Aen

    and look at this:

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/coronavirus-manitoba-sco-wants-cuban-doctors-1.5511712

    it’s from last year. i bet the feds said, “nope”.

    but at least we got nato!

    #95846
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Ah i see, so bypass congress…… Which of the most recent presidents was supposed to be hitler again?

    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/586639-progressive-leader-calls-on-biden-to-unilaterally-act-on-agenda

    Democracy is in danger, so bypass congress and pass what we want!

    We had to destroy the village to save it

    I had to go against the free market to save it.

    Seems like some thinking hasnt progressed since the vietnam war 😉

    #95847
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Regarding the FOI that states that
    US CDC admits that it has no record of an unvaccinated person spreading COVID after recovering from COVID.
    unfortunately, this is not proof that such spread (from naturally immune to others) is not happening, it is proof that the CDC is incompetant and not bothering to ask that such data be collected and sent to them.

    Bummer. It can’t be used to prove to covidian cultists that such transmission doesn’t happen. It would be really nice to have the CDC holding that type of data.

    #95848
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    My heartfelt gratitude to all who responded regarding my interaction with my church’s minister at the event on Sunday.

    Regarding Kassandra’s question: “How have you found such people?”

    That is the true irony. I now understand how Nazi Germany occurred. I had always wondered in the past how that could have happened.

    In March 2014 just after I kicked out my alcoholic ex I was an emotional wreck. Days later I showed up on Sunday a this congregation with my three young school-age children. I often say that I “crash-landed” into this congregation. They buoyed me up. So many times during the next 6 years I found empathy in members of this congregation, and how much that empathy helped me to have the strength to continue through some very difficult times. I even had a couple friends from the congregation show up when I had to go to a child support hearing without my attorney because I had fired him for making sexual advances ten days prior.

    The minister now is not the minister then. (The minister then is now the president of the national association of this religion.) I recognize that the overly fearful, overly vigilant current minister and congregation board are calling the shots — naturally, it is a small group insisting that the rest conform. I know very well a few members of this congregation that I have interacted with in the past 21 months who are lackadaisical with mask use, and their true views surely don’t track with the views of the minister and board.

    For now, I will let this rest, and I will focus on reaching out to friends from this congregation that I have lost touch with in the past 21 months, and see what comes of that.

    #95849
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Watch this video, rather good. The sad part is the creator can’t connect the dots and see how the “pandemic” is the exact same thing. Your jab is free now and once we’ve got you all in, then we’ll charge you on your quarterly boost to our profits i mean booster shot for your health from a disease that 99.8 percent of people survive!

    #95850
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Which Obamacare was just a more clumsy attempt at if you think about it, we’ll charge you if you don’t have health insurance, even though the problem for most people is that they can’t afford health insurance. I’m sure Dr. D would have something to say about this logic. They tried to force a subscription on you then, but it wasn’t efficient enough. So they cooked up the past two years to cover up the failing economy that they’d “fixed” and ya know, never let a problem go to waste. Force people to get a shot every three months that they don’t need! You won’t listen to us anymore or buy our “products” at the rate we need to justify our exorbitant privileges so we’ll just force you!

    #95851
    zerosum
    Participant

    Is there a vaccine, drug, or anything or anyone trying to end the pandemic.
    Put another way, is there anyone trying to reduce their income from the pandemic.

    #95856
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Meet Ghislaine: Daddy’s Girl

    Meet Ghislaine: Daddy’s Girl

    ...

    https://unlimitedhangout.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Photo_2021-12-15-09.22.27-1160×680.jpeg

    Ghislaine Maxwell’ is the Whore of Babylon!

    Really!

    In the flesh, if you pardon the pun!

    Whitney Webb just keeps knocking them out of the park!

    She tears Ghislaine a new one in this piece.

    Her father, Robert Maxwell, probably raped his daughter on a regular basis starting in childhood thru college.

    Talk about grooming.

    Being the actual Biblical Whore of Babylon must have taken quite a bit of planning and practice by Daddy Maxwell.

    Bang Bang Maxwell’s silver Hammer!!!

    Epstein and Jizz-laine sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n -g.

    Wow, and the pair, Epstein and and Judas Goat Gates, a Bromance forged in Hell.

    This shit with Ghislaine and Epstein and Gates and Billy-boy Clinton fits together tighter than a bull’s ass in fly time.

    The jigsaw puzzle slowly forms a picture.

    In their case it’s a Jizz-saw puzzle of blackmail “control files” on everyone from soup to nuts!

    #95857
    John Day
    Participant

    @Zerosum:
    Whoever released Omicron may be ending the pandemic, intentionally or accidentally.

    #95865
    WES
    Participant

    Update on my cold:

    So far my cold, caught last Thursday, remains just a boring cold. Runny /slightly stuffed nose with plenty of sneezing twitters. Shares many of the same symptoms as omicron.

    Yesterday I decided I would try some of my twitter paste. It is a white paste that doesn’t taste great but isn’t exactly horrible like my allergy pill.

    The full syringe is for a 600 kg twitter user with some horse sense. The stem has 24 twitter notches on it and comes with a locking ring to set the amount of twitter paste desired. There are 4 twitter notches for every 100 kg. That is 25 kg per twitter notch.

    Since I weigh about 75 kg, I set the locking ring at the 3rd notch or 75 kg of twitter paste. I injected the twitter paste onto a spoon. Today I took a second dose of twitter paste.

    It is a bit early to tell if my cold is twittering less, so I can’t say if this twitter paste is working or not.

    At least this sneezing twitter will be free of worms in time for Xmas!

    #95866
    John Day
    Participant

    @WES: No scabies, either, Brother!
    🙂

    #95867
    John Day
    Participant

    https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/12/solstice-narrative-capitulation.html
    One last picture of us on the new porch, a romantic one

    If things don’t make sense, then the narrative is running counter to reality. That’s what we see now. The narrative of (gene-therapy) “vaccines” only seemed potentially OK in March, but we did not know about the deaths, adverse events, and reversal of benefit (becoming detriment) after 6 months.

    The narrative of fearing the virus enough to surrender one’s own rights, and trample the rights of “the unvaccinated” was not present in March. It arose in the summer, a thing we had never anticipated. The lie about “approved vaccines” being mandated seemed odd, but we began to see a broad context within which this all made sense.

    Getting the peoples of the world accustomed to a new compliance regime, compliance to the powers-that-be, increases the security of those in power, as the post-war financial regime of Bretton Woods shudders down to the cliff without brakes.

    The acceptance of the fearful compliance narrative is spotty, and it is being pushed very hard to make up for lost time, especially in Europe, as the pandemic closes out it’s second year, which looks like its final season to me.
    Most of Europe, certainly Germany, Austria, Italy and Greece is mandating “vaccination”-or-else. Loss of job, big fines, imprisonment.
    This is clearly a wartime measure, but with a false context. The context within which it fits is class-war against the citizens of Europe, by their owners.
    Australia, New Zealand and Canada seem pretty close to that, the UK a little more distant, and parts of the US are clearly returning to normalcy, while New York tries to be Canada with mandates, firings and penalties for non-“vaccination”.

    The WEF (“Build Back Better”, Davos crowd) have long advocated for central banks to take over and issue a digital worldwide smartphone currency, which would be tied to identification and a social-credit-score, where one would need to keep a good rating to buy, sell, travel and have access. Accounts would be credited and debited, held or eliminated by central authorities. All individual initiative would comply with central authority, or be excluded from the economy through shunning.

    All of us are accustomed to financial freedoms, freedoms of speech, of association and travel. These are being eliminated by the social experiments currently underway. Most of Texas is over COVID. I hear that Florida is over COVID. It’s not just statistics but the common-knowledge of an area. Rural Texas is clearly over COVID, though some older folks wear masks at the grocery store, while Austin might be more evenly divided. It’s hard to tell, because people are not being strident about masking in public, now that it is 50:50 and officially optional.
    In Austin Texas, the narrative seems to be in decline, after a resurrection in late summer for the Delta-variant third wave. People had gotten out of the habit of fearful compliance already, and only partly returned to it.
    The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbot has been torn between business interests and federal policies, and has navigated the minefield pretty well, taking the right step early a few times, and proving his detractors wrong. It has still been a hard 2 years of thankless work for him. Businessmen are still mad about his mask mandate in 2020, and shutting down the bars and strip clubs that summer.
    It does not seem like Texas will want to comply with a global central bank digital currency, and has already outlawed vaccine-passports and vaccine-mandates, at least enough to block them this year.

    Can the whole western world swing one way or another? Will there be an attempt in Europe to go full-totalitarian, as is planned and announced, or will that be abandoned? The Euro is in crisis, but is there any way at all to keep it on life support? Crashing Italy seems to be one scenario to keep inflation at bay for a little while, but how much crashing of European economy can be imposed for how long? It seems like this winter of discontent will be testing that limit.

    Some change in currency, with some debt-jubilee, seem inevitable, and in the near term. The real economy cannot support the debt burden at negative real interest rates. There is such absence of trust that gold seems a safer standard than Bitcoin-like schemes.

    Devaluation of currencies against gold seems overdue to me. Central bankers don’t prefer it, but they certainly know how to manage such a transition, and are well prepared. Russia, China and the non-aligned nations of the world are also prepared for a gold-standard.
    Central bankers stay prepared for that, whatever they say.

    The Davos crowd has been playing a hard game to get global central bank smart money poised as the “solution” to the looming crisis. I wish them failure in this new year, for their own human benefit, as well as yours and mine. This clear and decisive plan needs to be scrapped in favor of a big mess for the next 20 years as we figure out how to live and work together in a world of declining cheap energy and disposable manufactured goods from far away.

    The time for local food production and sufficiency is almost upon us. Plant vegetables this spring.

    #95869
    John Day
    Participant

    The Death of Europe
    ​ ​Europe is on a precipice. It has marched, blindly, towards something very much resembling tyranny. Austria will shortly criminalize those who refuse the Covid vaccine. Germany looks set to follow.
    Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, is wondering out loud if every member state should do likewise and make offenders of those who reject this form of medication.
    In Italy you are deprived of your livelihood rather than your liberty if you say no to vaccination: the unvaxxed are not permitted to work. Anywhere. In Greece, everyone over the age of 60 must pay the government 100 euros for every month they remain unvaxxed. As if the Greek government, in cahoots with its masters in Brussels, had not immiserated Greek pensioners enough already.
    ​ ​Police in Rotterdam opened fire on people protesting against Covid restrictions. Three were seriously injured. Austrian cops have wielded batons and shields against the thousands who took to the streets of Vienna to say no to mandatory vaxxing. In Brussels, the black, bureaucratic heart of the EU project, water cannons and tear gas were unleashed upon citizens agitating against vaccine passes. The irony is almost too much: in the European quarter of Brussels, the very part of Europe in which the modern European sensibility was forged by politicians, experts and technocrats, ordinary people make a blow for freedom and the forces of this supposedly liberal new continent beat them down. Rarely has modern Europe’s bluster about ‘human rights’ and ‘respect’ been so savagely exposed.
    ​ ​What is happening in Europe right now is nothing short of terrifying. We are not merely witnessing another round of Covid restrictions. This isn’t just the introduction of another set of emergency measures that some people believe are necessary to stave off the latest Covid wave and the Omicron threat lurking on the horizon. No, we are living through a chilling overhaul of the entire relationship between the state and the individual, with the state empowered to such an extraordinary degree that it can now instruct its citizens on what to inject into their bodies, and the individual so politically emaciated, so denuded of rights, that he no longer even enjoys sovereignty over himself, over that tiny part of the world that is his own body and mind. We are witnessing the violent death of European liberalism and the birth pangs of a new and deeply authoritarian era.
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/death-europe/5765110

    ​ Eleni in Athens sends this story, regarding the desperate need for Eurozone deflation in the consumer economy, in order to “save” the unstable Euro as a currency, fraught as it is with internal contradictions and lack of self-righting mechanisms. Plunging Italy into darkness and more COVID lockdowns, as well as excluding unvaccinated from the economy are all deflationary-tactics, but are all short term stalling tactics for the inevitable.​
    The EU’s Case for Lockdowns and Blackouts – Hoping to Contain Inflation (to Save the Euro)

    The EU’s Case for Lockdowns and Blackouts – Hoping to Contain Inflation (to Save the Euro)

    #95870
    John Day
    Participant

    ​They keep gaming this out every year. Rumor is “after March 2022”. I sure don’t know… Thanks Luc.
    ​ ​A banking crisis simulation conducted recently in Israel is preparation for the ‘Great Reset’, according to Mike Yeadon, former chief scientific officer for Pfizer and pandemic critic.
    ​ ​The 10-day simulation concluded on 9 December in Jerusalem, and invovled central bank representatives from Israel, USA, UK, UAE, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Thailand, as well as representatives from the IMF, World Bank, and Bank of International Settlements.

    Israeli-led Central Bank simulation preparation for the Financial Reset says Yeadon

    ​ Catherine Austin Fitts has carefully tracked government and central bank money movements for decades. It has been going somewhere invisible for decades.​
    Ownership is passing into “private” corporate hands, behind black curtains. This is the “Breakaway Economy” she writes of. The economy we see has been hollowed out by debt and asset stripping, like vulture capitalists (er, “activist shareholders”) did with Sears.
    My thought is that this scheme requires people to support that breakaway economy without any rights, illegal aliens all…
    We all need to say “no” resoundingly, which will be a mess, as our life support is withdrawn.
    Electricity, internet and gas pumps go out from cyber attacks in that scenario the bankers just ran again in Israel.
    I am guessing that “giving people digital money to save them” would be how the solution would be presented initially.
    “See, isn’t this nice?”
    Holding some cash under the mattress seems prudent, if you can. Beans, rice, salt, oil, water and some canned goods are appropriate.
    Finance Guru Explains: ‘We’ve Been Lured to Create Our Own Prison’
    ​ ​If you don’t want to contribute to building this global prison, you have to actually take action and change how and who you do business with, says Catherine Austin Fitts.

    Finance Guru Explains: ‘We’ve Been Lured to Create Our Own Prison’

    #95871
    John Day
    Participant

    WW-3 is the back-up plan for our owners. Big wars always work to maintain order, right? John Helmer has the story. Thanks Eleni.
    ​ Will the war start? Silly question – the war won’t start because it has already started, and has been in active use-of-force mode since February 2014 when the US overthrew the Kiev government of President Victor Yanukovich; attempted to take Russian bases in Crimea; and followed in July of that year with the plot to down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and trigger a NATO invasion of the Donbass.

    RUSSIA’S NON-AGGRESSION PACT IS AN OFFER FOR GERMANY TO REALIZE THE US WON’T NEGOTIATE BECAUSE THE BLIN-NEEDLE GANG WILL FIGHT TO THE LAST GERMAN, THEN RUN AWAY

    If NATO Rebuffs Russian Security Proposals, Kremlin Will Deploy Advanced Weapons To Ukraine Border​
    ​This also after the European Union has separately prepared a new sanctions package to enforce in the event Russia threatens Ukraine.
    ​ ​Grushko had this message to NATO and the EU over the weekend: “[By proposing the deal] we make it clear that we are ready to talk about how to transform a military or a military-technical scenario into a political process that will strengthen the military security of all states within The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Euro-Atlantic area and Eurasia.”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/if-nato-rebuffs-russian-security-proposals-kremlin-will-deploy-advanced-weapons

    #95872
    John Day
    Participant

    Disney World sewage is full of Omicron, but hospitals mostly have Delta.
    It’s not “spreading rapidly”. It has been here awhile, from the looks of it.
    Unnoticed. Benign.​ Thanks Doc Robinson.
    ​ ​ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even though there have been practically no cases of clinical infection, wastewater samples show that the new omicron variant is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the Florida county that is home to the nation’s largest theme park resorts, officials said this week.
    ​ ​The omicron variant has quickly surpassed the delta variant in collections taken from wastewater sampling sites in Orange County, officials said.
    A sampling this week showed that omicron represented almost 100% of the strains in the samples from the wastewater facilities, Orange County Utilities spokesperson Sarah Lux said in an email.
    ​ ​It’s a different story when it comes to people seeking treatment for COVID-19, officials said.
    “Those who are hospitalized are being primarily infected by the delta variant,” Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said Wednesday at a news conference held at the Orlando International Airport.
    ​https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-travel-lifestyle-florida-e7907660a6d3ce352990ed151ba1a225

    I have touched on the mutation analysis of Omicron before. It needs to have been mutating away from other SARS-CoV-2 strains since early 2018, or longer, based on the number and kinds of mutations. These are almost all “sense” mutations, without random “nonsense” mutations, or “substitution” mutations. There is not the expected mutation-noise of random mutation. It is more than a stretch to believe that Omicron “occurred naturally”, but it also fails to look like an an attack upon humanity, like the previous waves have been.
    Omicron really looks like a dominant “common cold” strain, literally the best vaccine of all, which can end the COVID pandemic bu replacing it with a huge, free, open-source nothingburger. It is already happening.
    ​ ​Omicron is not normal. No immediate progenitors are known; its closest relatives are viruses last seen in early- to mid-2020. The orthodox explanation for this awkward fact, is that it has spent the last 18 months lurking “in a geography with poor genomic surveillance … or … in a chronically infected individual.” The simpler explanation is that it leaked from a laboratory.
    ​ ​As el gato malo and others have indicated, evidence is strong that Omicron circulates preferentially in the vaccinated. In all likelihood, it is the result of gain-of-function research, in which SARS-2 was passaged repeatedly through convalescent or vaccinated plasma, in the hopes of helping the virus evade acquired immunity. The purpose of this research would be to anticipate future immune-escape variants that vaccines might target.
    ​ ​Omicron carries a series of highly unlikely and suspicious mutations in its spike protein. It is hard to imagine that these mutations can have arisen via natural processes, because all but one of them are nonsynonymous – that is, they code for different amino acid sequences. Starkly mutated variants favoured by natural selection should have a great many meaningless synonymous mutations as well.
    https://eugyppius.substack.com/p/omicron-is-not-normal

    #95873
    John Day
    Participant

    Omicron prefers the vaccinated. Very few cases follow natural immunity from infection, about 4.3%.​
    21st December 2021 – The Omicron infection rate for double and triple vaccinated people in Denmark is 89.7%:​
    ​The latest vaccination status for Denmark shows 80.7% of the population are vaccinated with 2 doses, and about 30% of those have been revaccinated with a booster shot. About 15% of the population are not vaccinated at all.

    Denmark: 89.6% of Omicron cases are double or triple vaccinated *8 UPDATES*

    ​Here is the more complete statistical data, including that 4.3% of infections among those with prior PCR (+) COVID. Thanks Doc Robinson.
    Epidemiological characterisation of the first 785 SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant cases in Denmark, December 2021
    https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.50.2101146

    #95874
    WES
    Participant

    Dr. John Day:

    The last photo of your addition had all the walls and roof built. The exciting high visual impact phase of the project is now over.

    Now you will enter the slow grind phase of finishing the all the little details, like doors and windows, wiring, plumbing, inspections, etc., before experiencing the final exciting visual burst of installing the drywall, flooring, molding, light fixtures, and painting.

    Hope you take lots of pictures of the wiring and plumbing before it gets covered up and buried inside the walls and floors.

    #95875
    John Day
    Participant

    Skipping a bunch of COVID vaccine bad news you already know…

    I am glad to see national loyalty prevailing in Japan, over the WEF COVIDian narrative..
    Japanese Government Tells Citizens: “Don’t Discriminate Against the Unvaccinated”
    “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. 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. Please do not force anyone in your workplace or those who around you to be vaccinated, and do not discriminate against those who have not been vaccinated.”

    Japanese Government Tells Citizens: “Don’t Discriminate Against the Unvaccinated”

    Will Elon Musk be the Kissinger-to-Russia? Just askin’.
    Maybe he just wants to make Teslas and do satellite launches there.
    Forward looking dudes, Musk and Putin.
    Kremlin discusses potential Putin-Musk meeting
    ​ Russian President Vladimir Putin and South African-born billionaire Elon Musk could have a long-awaited meeting if the world’s richest man steps up and develops business interests in the country, the Kremlin has indicated.
    Speaking to journalists on Friday, Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said that the president has always been interested in meeting with foreigners who are keen to invest in Russia, adding that this could include Musk.
    “Without a doubt, the president is open to discussions with foreign businessmen,” Peskov explained. “There are regular discussions, practically every year, with French entrepreneurs, Germans, those with a large presence in our market. You and I know that Elon Musk isn’t in our market, but we hope that with time, he will become interested in it. And then, a meeting with the president isn’t out of the question.”
    https://www.rt.com/russia/543529-putin-meeting-elon-musk/

    #95876
    those darned kids
    Participant

    doc day: “Whoever released Omicron may be ending the pandemic, intentionally or accidentally.”

    i bet it was the cubans! ;+)

    https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/11/aremu-calls-for-nobel-prize-for-cubas-medical-brigades-in-africa/

    #95877
    those darned kids
    Participant

    doc day: “Plant vegetables this spring.”

    never gardened before last year, but we’ve gotten good, fast. we’ll be harvesting our christmas broccoli from the bathroom (our only westward-facing window). we live closer to the north pole than you do.

    #95886
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Which Obamacare was just a more clumsy attempt at if you think about it, we’ll charge you if you don’t have health insurance, even though the problem for most people is that they can’t afford health insurance.

    It was total & complete fascism that was brought about by the insurance & medical K street lobbyists…

    Uninsured peoples showing up at ERs were an economic burden on the hospitals, who then increased their costs for those that actually paid (insurance), since by law they couldn’t turn away people needing “emergency” medical care, which was turning into a flood due to hollowing out the middle class + illegal immigration, that learned through their home governments/peoples how to maximize freebies after they invaded the U$.

    There was of course a lot of other fascist intent involved in nationalizing healthcare, while privatizing the profits, which anyone with a brain can deduce from the level of control & tracking that the nanny state now has access to, not to mention the ability to roll out a poison at anytime available for “free”…

    Obamacare was NEVER about helping the people 😐

    #95887

    Just saw this “public service” announcement from mn.gov/vaxforkids:
    Jaw-dropping line fed to “Eric”, a “concerned parent”, by “Dr.” Hannah Lichtsinn (“pediatrician”) at Hennepin Healthcare.

    Eric: Isn’t antibodies from having Covid the same as getting the vaccine?
    Hannah: So, the antibodies from having the infection are great for a little while; what we know from studies is that the antibodies from the vaccine are more durable. They last longer. There are some viruses out there when if you have it you have life-long antibodies…It’s just not that way with Covid. And so even kids who had a Covid infection should still be getting the vaccine.

    Jaw dropping lie.

    #95888

    Least favorite part of finishing a construction project: filling nail holes in the molding, then sanding and painting it.
    John Day, listen to WES and take pictures of the plumbing and wiring before the drywall goes up- you won’t regret it.

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