Jan 252022
 


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A Real American Hero (Jim Kunstler)
‘Obscene’ COVID Policies Serve Big Pharma Not People, Experts Say (CHD)
Nervous System Disorders After The Jab – A Case Study (Beck)
BA2 Omicron Variant is Worth Discussing (Chudov)
Omicron Variant Breaks The Evolutionary Lineage Of SARS-COV2 Variants (GHA)
Omicron Showing Merits of Targeted Protection, Great Barrington Signers (NW)
Covid Still ‘Full Of Nasty And Cunning’ Surprises – WHO Official (RT)
Unvaccinated Staff Are Holding NHS Together Amid Staff Shortages (GBN)
New York Judge Strikes Down State Mask Mandate (R.)
“They Can Have [Joe] Rogan or [Neil] Young. Not Both.” (RS)
The Globalist American Empire (Revolver)
Russia Planning “Lightning War” To Take Out Ukraine’s Capital: UK’s Johnson (ZH)
Assange Granted Permission To Take Extradition Case To UK Supreme Court (Haddad)

 

 

 

 

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“..poisoned hundreds of millions of Americans in a medical experiment that has only begun to kill possibly more people than the Nazis ever dreamed of murdering..”

You can try and make someone look bad for wearing a Star of David or using the word Nazis, but then there is a Jewish commentator.

A Real American Hero (Jim Kunstler)

Sunday, at the March Against Mandates in our nation’s capital, the resistance to Covid vaccine tyranny laid it out, none with plainer eloquence than Bobby Kennedy: “We love the United States Constitution. And we have witnessed over the past 20 months a coup d’etat against democracy and the demolition, the controlled demolition of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And starting with the censorship. James Madison, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson all said the same thing: we put freedom of speech in the first amendment because all of the other rights that we were trying to protect relied on that right. If you give government the license to silence its critics, you have given them the capacity to commit any atrocity they want, and to obliterate all the amendments and rights in the constitution.”

The message is getting through and the tyrants are running scared. They are perhaps having bad dreams involving torches and pitchforks. Naturally CNN took the lead in attempting to defame Mr. Kennedy as an anti-Semite for mentioning the name of Anne Frank in alluding to the Nazi insanity of the last century and people’s desperate efforts to escape it. CNN said: “The son of former Attorney General and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy has a long history of spreading vaccine misinformation…. Sunday’s event, billed as a protest against vaccine mandates, featured speakers repeatedly spreading misinformation about vaccines and showcased several bigoted comparisons to the Holocaust. At least one man was seen displaying a yellow Star of David, which Jews were required by law to wear as an identifier in Nazi Germany.”

So, wearing a Star of David now makes you an insurrectionist in the twisted logic of Wokery. How stupid and confused are they? Anyway, heroes emerge out of adversity. Let them pile it on, insulting history and reality. In fact, Bobby Kennedy stood in the cold at the Lincoln Memorial as a heroic figure for these times, giving a speech that carefully and succinctly denoted the stupendous criminality of the US public health bureaucracy and the corporate-government fascist partnership with Pharma Inc. that has poisoned hundreds of millions of Americans in a medical experiment that has only begun to kill possibly more people than the Nazis ever dreamed of murdering. There has not been a more important public utterance in this land than RFK Jr.’s since this century began.

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Long write-up of Ron Johnson Senate hearing yesterday.

‘Obscene’ COVID Policies Serve Big Pharma Not People, Experts Say (CHD)

Dr. Pierre Kory, pulmonary and critical care specialist and president and chief medical officer of the Front-Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance, called out the policies of U.S. health systems and their “failed response to this pandemic.” Kory said: “Some of the policies are “so obscene, absurd, illogical and nonscientific that they’re unscientific that they’re almost unspeakable — things like not testing the vaccinated, not recommending vitamin D, not checking vitamin D levels, things that are so fundamentally basic about science and medicine and that they’ve avoided. “If you look at these failed policies, there’s only one way to understand them. They are literally written by pharmaceutical companies. Almost every single policy serves the interest of a pharmaceutical company.”

Kory said there have been numerous successes outside the U.S. using a number of compounds he and his colleagues have identified for effective early treatment of COVID, almost all of which are repurposed or generic drugs, including ivermectin. Yet, in the U.S., ivermectin is regarded as a horse dewormer, horse paste, and is only used by the illiterate, ignorant or unvaccinated, Kory said. Kory pointed to many studies and locations around the world where hospitalizations and deaths were prevented by large percentages through the mass distribution of ivermectin. He said the inexpensive drug eradicated the virus entirely in Uttar Pradesh, India.


Information on ivermectin was buried and suppressed, Kory said. “U.S. health agencies’ structures and policies created over the last 50 years have tightly intertwined the pharmaceutical industry with public health institutions, resulting in repeated policies placing pharmaceutical industry interests ahead of the welfare of U.S. citizens,” he explained. Kory said the industry’s “capture of our health agencies combined with their increasing financial control of most major media, social media and medical journals has led to an ability to widely suppress and/or distort any information which supports the efficacy of repurposed low-cost off-patent medicines.”This “decades-long war on repurposed drugs waged with the ever-pressing goal of protecting the market for novel, patented, obscenely profitable and often barely tested and toxic medications has reached a pinnacle with COVID-19, its an absurdity, its an obscenity and its a crime,” Kory said. “It has to stop.”

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Scary.

Nervous System Disorders After The Jab – A Case Study (Beck)

NERVOUS system disorders following Covid vaccination are being recorded in shocking numbers, with reports to the UK’s Yellow Card Scheme of almost 300,000 injuries and 300 deaths. Despite this, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), who run the Yellow Card scheme and review all suspected injuries, are sticking with their mantra that Covid vaccines are ‘safe and effective’. Their message infuriates music manager Georgia-Rose Segal, 34, from Hertfordshire, a previously active fitness fan. Supremely healthy, and at low risk of contracting Covid-19, she was worried about getting the experimental jab, but decided to take it after being reassured by three GPs. She could then travel abroad for her job, about once a quarter, and visit family in Israel to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year.

It is a decision she bitterly regrets as she is now a statistic, one of the 100,000 victims suffering with 300,000 neurological injuries reported up to January 5, 2022, which we have analysed in our special report below. After her adverse jab reaction, Georgia, who is articulate, down-to-earth and had clearly made the effort to be well informed, was admitted to Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire – a spinal injury specialist – with symptoms which included lack of balance, dizzy spells, tremors, tics, short-term memory loss and brain fog. Georgia had her first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination on May 13, 2021 at Hemel Hempstead pop-up vaccine centre. It wiped her out. ‘I felt like I could have slept for a year. I felt like that for a couple of days,’ she said. She had her second dose on June 29.

“Within four hours I felt dizzy and light-headed. I fainted that evening, then over the following days, I began fainting up to three times a day. ‘After ten days I developed neurological symptoms. My legs didn’t feel right. I was struggling to move them, and they felt heavy. ‘I was in Tesco, got to the checkout and couldn’t move my legs. My boyfriend Luke [boxing coach Luke Groves, 29] was outside. I went to phone him, but my brain wouldn’t engage with my hand. ‘I realised then I had a bit of a problem.’ Despite this, on Monday July 12 Georgia attended a wedding in Dorset, and realised there was something seriously wrong. ‘The day before the wedding I collapsed in my hotel room. Luke brought me round by splashing me with cold water and I got into bed, then my body went into its first tremor,’ she said.

‘I managed to go to the wedding the next day and got back to the hotel room. I fainted again and hit my head on the floor. My head began to tremor, and my body followed.‘Luke thought I might need food, so we went to the pub. When we got there my legs gave way underneath me for the first time, and that became my new normal.’ At 5am on the Wednesday morning Luke drove her to Stoke Mandeville hospital, where she spent ten days having ‘every test going including MRI and CT scans and blood tests’. They all came back clear, and doctors were sceptical when she told them she thought it was the vaccine. ‘We’re not sure. We don’t have enough information about it,’ they said.

Thomas Renz

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“..calling BA.2 a sub-variant of Omicron may be factually and genealogically incorrect and their relationship may be more sibling-like than parent-like.”

BA2 Omicron Variant is Worth Discussing (Chudov)

This post offers some news on what will be very important in the coming months. Like many other things, Omicron BA.2 is not on most busy people’s radar, but soon will be the only thing that people talk about. I made a decision to start writing about Omicron very early in the game, and want to write about BA.2 also to keep my readers abreast. Denmark, which was weeks ahead of the UK and US with its Omicron outbreak. Unlike the US and the UK, however, Denmark’s infections are not decreasing, but conversely are shooting up to the sky. The slowdown in Denmark that appeared around Jan 5-8, was quickly overtaken by a rapid rise that offers no signs of slowing down. The same thing happened in France 5 days later. A small drop, quickly overridden by another crazy and relentless case growth.

On a cases-per-million-people, Denmark and France are 2.5 times higher than the US and 3 times higher than the UK. What is going on? A new “variant”, called somewhat incorrectly “Omicron BA.2”, appeared around Christmas and is out-competing, out-infecting, and overall somehow generating even more cases than the original Omicron. In Denmark, Omicron BA2 is already over 50% of all cases, and rising. [..]

BA.2 is considered a sub-lineage of original Omicron (which is now referred to as Omicron BA.1), however these two genetic variants seem to have diverged months BEFORE Omicron actually appeared. BA.2 has 28 more mutations, than Omicron, with no intermediate variants seen between them. This is certainly a genetic oddity, just as Omicron is a genetic oddity with the ancestor that disappeared 1.5 years before Omicron appeared. Both of these oddities raise a possibility that both Omicron BA.1 and BA.2 do not have a natural origin. I said that Omicron (now known as BA.1) may be lab-made on December 2. As they diverged before either of them was introduced, calling BA.2 a sub-variant of Omicron may be factually and genealogically incorrect and their relationship may be more sibling-like than parent-like.

[..] The most disturbing issue here is that even by the time before BA.2 took off in Denmark a week ago, Denmark was likely running out of Covid-naive, uninfected people. What this means is that possibly, BA2 is especially good at REINFECTING Danes and Frenchmen. Not sure if the vaccinated people are more susceptible to reinfection, but it is possible and always seemed to be the case even before Omicron.

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Jean Claude Perez, Valère Lounnas, Pr Luc Montagnier.

Omicron Variant Breaks The Evolutionary Lineage Of SARS-COV2 Variants (GHA)

We analyzed 15 genomes and Spikes of the new OMICRON variant, on the one hand 7 from the very first 21K lineage (South Africa, USA, Belgium, Canada), on the other hand 8 from the later second sister-clade 21L (USA, Switzerland, UK). We applied, at the scale of the whole genome and the spike gene, the biomathematics method of Fibonacci meta-structure fractal analysis applied to the UA / CG proportions. There appears a total rupture of this variant with respect to all the previous variants, and a strong differentiation between these 2 OMICRON lines.We have evidenced the RUPTURE of OMICRON with respect to ALL the previous variants: D614G, ALPHA, BETA, GAMMA, DELTA. In particular, we suggest that the mRNA stabilizing secondary structure (“hairpin” conformation) in the spike of all variants is degraded in OMICRON, probably making its mRNA more fragile.

The loss of long-range fractal meta-structures in the OMICRON spike gene are in line with common knowledge on the mechanisms of epidemic ending, involving recombination of heavily mutated RNA fragments of the virus, with the possible inference of a distinct helper virus. This would indicate that the SARS-CoV2 is under very strong evolutionary pressure, possibly marking the end of the pandemic.Remarkably, it is observed that the density of OMICRON mutations in the SPIKE PRION region is more than 8 times that of the rest of the Spike protein. This high density of mutations of the Prion region in OMICRON appears to completely suppress this possible Prion function, unlike the Spikes of the various variants and mRNAs vaccines where this Prion function is observed.

“Science doesn’t tell us where we’re going – that’s the role of art -; it tells us where we are.” Alan TURING

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“The illusion was that to protect the vulnerable, we needed to control disease spread. The disease spread anyway and the vulnerable were exposed because we didn’t protect them.”

Omicron Showing Merits of Targeted Protection, Great Barrington Signers (NW)

After it was dismissed as a dangerous theory with deadly consequences, the co-authors of the Great Barrington Declaration believe officials are coming around to the idea of targeted protection now that it’s clear stopping COVID from spreading is an unrealistic goal.Omicron, a highly infectious variant, is spreading rapidly throughout the United States, causing more than 10 million infections in less than a month. While vaccines are extraordinarily helpful at preventing COVID-19 deaths, the assumption that vaccines would make a significant dent in infections has been proven wrong and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, believes Omicron will find “just about everybody.” But officials have bucked a return to lockdowns.

Since the world has missed its opportunity to completely suppress COVID-19 transmission, the co-authors of the Great Barrington Declaration said policymakers are realizing they have to shift tactics away from population-wide measures. “There’s no question there’s been a sea change in thinking about this,” one of the declaration’s co-authors, Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, told Newsweek. “The illusion was that to protect the vulnerable, we needed to control disease spread. The disease spread anyway and the vulnerable were exposed because we didn’t protect them.”

The Great Barrington Declaration, which was signed in October 2020, called for a lifting of lockdowns to allow those who were at a lower risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, the young and healthy, to resume life as normal. Keeping the restrictions in place, the co-authors argued, would cause “irreparable harm” particularly with regard to the underprivileged. Many of those reentering the world would likely get infected with COVID-19, but being young and healthy, they were less likely to get seriously ill. Their infections would thereby lower the risk of infection to all, including the vulnerable, according to the declaration.

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A cunning virus?!

Covid Still ‘Full Of Nasty And Cunning’ Surprises – WHO Official (RT)

Speaking to Sky News on Monday, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Covid-19 special envoy, Dr David Nabarro, warned that the pandemic could still throw up “challenges and surprises” despite the progress that has been made in some parts of the world in tackling the coronavirus. Criticizing politicians who are playing down the threat still posed by the virus, Nabarro said they “should not suggest” that Covid be treated like the flu or that it “has suddenly got incredibly weak.”“We must go on treating it as though it is full of surprises, very nasty and rather cunning,” Nabarro stated, claiming that while “the end is in sight,” it is not known how long it is “going to take to get there” or “what sort of difficulties” will emerge along the way out of the pandemic.


“I do want everybody to do one thing, and that is to go on treating this virus with respect. It has not changed. It’s absolutely not suddenly become a soft thing – it is still very serious,” Nabarro added. Directly addressing UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid’s recent comments that Covid should be treated like flu, Nabarro said it is “amazing” that officials keep making predictions that “the WHO don’t know,” as “we know there are more [variants] not far away.”The comments appear to directly contradict the WHO’s Europe director, Hans Kluge, who claimed on Monday that the continent is “moving towards a kind of pandemic endgame,” as Omicron is milder than previous strains. Addressing the potential emergence of new Covid variants, Kluge expressed a different view to his colleague, arguing that, while fresh strains might emerge “towards the end of the year,” it won’t necessarily mean “the pandemic coming back.”

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British humor.

Unvaccinated Staff Are Holding NHS Together Amid Staff Shortages (GBN)

Dr Kate Goodman told Michelle Dewberry for GB News that after “talking to friends and colleagues around the country, it seems it’s the unvaccinated [NHS] staff that are holding services together” as staff shortages continue to plague the health service. On the evening that Michelle Dewberry launched the #OutdateTheMandate campaign against mandatory vaccinations for health care staff that have face-to-face contact with patients, Dr Goodman said that it was “a shame” that a viewer said they would not want an unvaccinated member of staff caring for their elderly relatives. She said: “I’m a very good doctor, I’m an elder care specialist.”


Dr Goodman went on: “I can understand that people are concerned about their loved ones.”But actually we need to talk more about this.” From 1 April 2022, all health and social care workers in England who have face-to-face contact with patients, will need to provide proof they have been fully-vaccinated, unless they are exempt. The policy applies to those working within the private sector as well as the NHS, and affects workers including doctors, nurses, dentists, porters and receptionists.The deadline for the first vaccination is February 1st 2022.

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The judge literally called it “null, void and unenforceable.” But Reuters doesn’t use that quote.

New York Judge Strikes Down State Mask Mandate (R.)

A New York judge struck down the state’s mask mandate on Monday, one week before it was due to expire, ruling the governor overstepped her authority in imposing a rule that needed to have been passed by the state legislature. Judge Thomas Rademaker of New York State Supreme Court on Long Island found that the state legislature last year curbed any governor’s ability to issue decrees, such as a mask mandate, amid a declared state of emergency. It was latest setback for executive branch officials at state and federal levels. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Joe Biden’s vaccination-or-testing mandate for large businesses. A judge in Texas last week ruled that Biden could not require federal employees to be vaccinated.

Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, vowed to fight back, saying in a statement, “We strongly disagree with this ruling, and we are pursuing every option to reverse this immediately.” “My responsibility as Governor is to protect New Yorkers throughout this public health crisis, and these measures help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and save lives,” Hochul said. Disagreements and court action over mandates in a number of states have become a flashpoint of the pandemic response in the United States, often dividing Democrats and Republicans. The requirements in New York state, home to around 20 million people, include wearing masks in schools, on public transit and other public indoor spaces.

Hochul declared a state of emergency almost immediately after the World Health Organization named Omicron as a variant of concern on Nov. 26. At the time, New York state’s seven-day average of new daily cases was around 6,400. That number rapidly rose until peaking at 73,815 on Jan. 10. It has since fallen to about a third of that.

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Easiest choice Spotify ever made.

“They Can Have [Joe] Rogan or [Neil] Young. Not Both.” (RS)

Neil Young posted a since-deleted letter to his management team and record label demanding that they remove his music from Spotify. “I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them,” he wrote. “Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule.” “I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” he continued. “They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.” Young is referencing the steady stream of misinformation about vaccines that Joe Rogan has peddled on The Joe Rogan Experience. Last month, 270 doctors, physicians, and science educators signed an open letter asking Spotify to stop spreading Rogan’s baseless claims.

“With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the world’s largest podcast and has tremendous influence,” the letter reads. “Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy.” Young removed most of his music from Spotify several years ago because he felt the sound quality on the service was too low, but he ultimately relented. “That’s where people get music,” he told Rolling Stone in 2019. “I want people to hear my music no matter what they have to get through to do it. I’m just trying to make it so they hear a lot more and enjoy it a lot more, but sell it for the same price because music is music.”

Young’s letter was addressed to his manager and a Warner executive. At press time, Spotify hadn’t responded to a request from Rolling Stone asking if they planned to remove Young’s music. It’s still available, but it might be smart to listen to Zuma and Rust Never Sleeps while you still can. They could disappear at any moment.

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“Russia’s population is half of what the USSR’s was 30 years ago.”

The Globalist American Empire (Revolver)

The NATO question is the only one that Russia has repeatedly insisted upon. If America were inclined to negotiate, it could. Instead, America has taken the position that Ukraine’s eligibility for NATO is entirely non-negotiable. In fact, basically everything about Ukraine is non-negotiable from the perspective of the State Department. The US State Department also insists it will “never” acknowledge Russian annexation of Crimea, even though Western media outlets admit the local population overwhelmingly supports union with Russia. America’s demand, in essence, is that Russia acknowledge a violent revolution (in the name of “democracy”), return Crimea to Ukraine against its will (again, in the name of “democracy”), and let Ukraine become a military satellite of the United States (in the name of of “peace”).

This is deranged. Adding Ukraine to NATO does nothing to improve the security of the United States, or any of its key allies. Even if Russia literally did conquer and annex all of Ukraine (something it has shown no interest in doing), America’s security interests would remain unchanged. Ukraine doesn’t supply the United States with any irreplaceable natural resources. It doesn’t sit alongside a critical trade route or geographical position. It isn’t physically proximate to the United States. Ukraine matters to America’s domestic security as much as Iraq, Syria, Libya, or Venezuela; i.e. not at all. Just like all four of those other countries, a war over Ukraine would have nothing to do with protecting America’s safety, its prosperity, or its values. Instead, it would be a product of a cloistered foreign policy elite that is not content with controlling one country and instead seeks to boss around the entire planet.

“B-but if we don’t stop him in Donetsk, Putin will drive all the way to the English Channel!” Bullshit. No, he won’t. Russia’s population is half of what the USSR’s was 30 years ago. Its military is smaller. Its economy is only the size of that of Texas. Russia’s frontline in any hypothetical war has shifted hundreds of miles to the east. Russia invading and occupying Europe is as plausible as Canada invading and occupying the United States. The idea of Vladimir Putin steamrolling all of Europe like Hitler or Napoleon would be absurd, even if he aspired to do that. But importantly, there is absolutely zero evidence Putin wants to invade. Putin’s Russia has no desire to ideologically control Western Europe. Its external interests have consistently focused on its immediate neighbors, and regions with Russian minorities. Crimea was Russia’s only land grab, and it only happened when the West sought to make Ukraine a satellite.

Tulsi Tucker

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No ground troops would be needed.

Russia Planning “Lightning War” To Take Out Kyiv: UK’s Johnson (ZH)

As we detailed earlier, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell during Monday statements to the press appeared to openly mock the UK and US for their dramatic announcements of embassy personnel evacuations due to threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. He said there’s no need to “dramatize” the situation given there’s high hopes that ongoing diplomacy will prevail. Moscow too has continued to condemn what it called “disinformation hysteria” prevailing in the West, which is fueling the crisis further. But it seems London is content to hype things further, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday citing “gloomy” intelligence from UK intel officials warning that Russia is planning a “lightning war” to take out Ukraine’s capital of Kiev.


Johnson said in a message directed at Russia that an offensive would be a “disastrous step” and “bloody business”. While confirming that some British diplomatic staff have begun to exit the embassy in Kiev and depart of the country, Johnson affirmed “We do think it prudent to make some changes now.” That’s when he said in dramatic fashion… “The intelligence is very clear that there are 60 Russian battle groups on the borders of Ukraine, the plan for a lightning war that could take out Kyiv is one that everybody can see.” “We need to make it very clear to the Kremlin, to Russia, that that would be a disastrous step.” He added during the comments that “from a Russian perspective, (it) is going to be a painful, violent and bloody business.” He concluded with: “I think it’s very important that people in Russia understand that this could be a new Chechnya.”

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The High Court bans the Supreme Court from taking a broader view?! Odd.

Assange Granted Permission To Take Extradition Case To UK Supreme Court (Haddad)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted permission to take his extradition case against the United States to the Supreme Court, a court ruled on Monday. In a short hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, also known as the High Court, Lord Chief Justice Ian Duncan Burnett refused to grant Assange leave to appeal—respecting the custom of allowing the Supreme Court to decide for itself which cases it hears—but did pave the way for the case to proceed to Britain’s highest court after “certifying” a point of law. Lord Chief Justice Burnett, Britain’s most senior judge, rejected two grounds on which Assange’s defence sought certification, but accepted that the issue of diplomatic assurances provided by the United States at a late stage of the hearing was of sufficient public importance for the upper-most court to consider.

In a written pronouncement explaining the finding, Burnett said: “The Respondent [Assange] sought certification in respect of three points of law, the first of which centred on the circumstances in which an appellate court may receive assurances from a requesting state concerning the future treatment of a requested person if extradited. “We do not consider that the second or third points raise certifiable points. So far as the first is concerned, although the law in this jurisdiction has long been settled it does not appear that the Supreme Court has considered the question. Assurances are at the heart of many extradition hearings.” Following the finding, Assange lawyers Birnberg Peirce Solicitors issued a statement in which they welcome the decision.

“The High Court found against Mr Assange in its ruling, and relied upon the late assurances, but has certified a point of law of general public importance on the question of the courts’ reception of assurances (frequently relied upon by requesting states in extradition proceedings to overcome defence evidence after it has established a bar to extradition) for the first time on appeal. “The identification by the High Court of the question above for the potential consideration of the Supreme Court, involves concepts of procedural fairness and natural justice. There has long been a general approach by the courts that requires that all relevant matters are raised before the District Judge appointed to consider the case in the Magistrates’ Court.

“What has underpinned a departure from those principles in practice is the categorisation of an assurance as an ‘issue’ as opposed to ‘evidence’ and the developing practice, potentially now consolidated in the decision in this case, whereby an assurance can be freely introduced by the requesting state and considered separately and later. “The defence argument is that despite being as demanding of close evidential scrutiny as the evidence already heard, and despite the content of the assurances being applicable to the testimony of witnesses already heard but not heard again, assurances has been afforded a different procedural position. This issue has become of considerable importance in the predictability and progression of extradition cases.

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The convoy is over 70km long.

 

 

It was reported that Biden called Doocy after calling him an SOB, but apparently that was not to apologize.

 

 

 

 

Yeah,. we had some snow. Paralysis ensues.

 

 

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    Pablo Picasso Female bust 1922   • A Real American Hero (Jim Kunstler) • ‘Obscene’ COVID Policies Serve Big Pharma Not People, Experts Say (CHD)
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle January 25 2022]

    #99008
    V. Arnold
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    Pablo Picasso Female bust 1922

    The art today I do not understand; and it’s not to my taste…
    The rest? No way; I’ll take a pass… beyond my pay grade…

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    Basseterre Kitona
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    “..calling BA.2 a sub-variant of Omicron may be factually and genealogically incorrect and their relationship may be more sibling-like than parent-like.”

    FYI, the next letters after Omicron are Pi, then Rho.

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    boscohorowitz
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    Wow. I must still be alive. I’ma open my big mowf and tell a story:

    Yakima, WA orchard country circa 1983. Friend and I had spent the afternoon hiking around the fruit fields of what locals call Congdon’s Castle ngd.

    The weather was simmering through a hot summer afternoon into what will soon be evening thunderstorms. Sitting under a large plane tree next to what was then still a juvenile detention facility with stern maroon bricks and steel- mullioned windows painted industrial green, we hovered in a cannabis cloud over the lingering embers of a roach from a joint of Oregonian weed grown near Salem the year after Mt. St. Helens blew.

    Hunched together in the almost erotic intimacy that smoking a joint induced in those days when cannabis was an illegal sin, we snickered at the cute little baby thundercloud inching our way along the back eddies of a major storm system’s atmospheric ground current, sizzling in violet flashes like a baby dragon learning to use its lighter.

    “Aw, so cyooooote…”, we giggled as it pulled into position over head, tiny z’s of baby lightning crawling over its fluff like static electricity on a baby blanket just pulled from the dryer.

    It made a sound. A rumble much larger than that made by a baby’s belly. We realized we were sitting under a huge tree with nothing around it for 50 yards. The cloud was directly overhead. Lightning did not strike but it cracked loud, and suddenly we and everything were thoroughly wet, and he and I were running to my friend’s house 200 yards away.

    It’s like that now. We watch the weather assemble wickedly overhead, so mesmerized by being so close to a major historical, uh, watershed event that we can mercifully forget how that giant bulging sheet of plastic overhead will rip and drown a whole bunch of us.

    But what to do?

    In similar weather, 18 years later, my son and his best friend giggled furiously after passing my wife and I a special can each of soda they’d freshly shaken into what they were sure would be the best practical joke ever. But the weather was cool and soothing under the roof of that back porch after a hot day, and we dawdled opening the fizz-bomb pop cans, which proved to be duds when we finally popped their tops.

    The sky is falling; we knew that before the Covid Curtain fell. But the special fx sizzling behind its dangerously silver lining may prove to be dudly not deadly. One can only hope… like 6 year old boys waiting like Calvin and Hobbes for their brilliant master sodabomb plan to explode in somebody else’s face.

    And now, a word from our sponsor: “It Will Transform Your Entire DNA”

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    chooch
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    Crawford’s latest take. Interesting, but not there yet. Still ruminating on the viral interfere take from Ruechel and it looks like the Ethical Skeptic will be offering up something soon.

    Hypothesis 7: The Greatest Crime Hypothesis. Omicron, SARS-CoV-2, and the COVID-19 vaccines were designed together as a toolset for establishing control.

    Part 3 if you are following along

    https://roundingtheearth.substack.com/p/the-omicron-hypothesis-part-3

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    Dr. D
    Participant

    BA 1 and 2. So lightning does strike twice. Also Science depends on naming things correctly and categorizing them. That’s why we had Alpha, Beta, Delta…and no Xi. But anyhow, Omicron…and then we suddenly forgot how to count in Greek? We went O BA1 and BA2? Should we call them Celeron on Pentium now? Jesus Christ I’m not asking a lot here, Science. Like in Chemistry an -ase is an enzyme and an -ose is a sugar. Words have meanings. Not only in Science, but everywhere.

    Are we going to count di-, tri-, DODECA-, tetra-, penta- now? Sure. Of course because apparently Science is d—n illiterate now.

    We now count A, B, C, D, oh wait, not N, N = Xi. skip to “O” –Wait, don’t skip to “O”, use “O = 2.0”instead! “O=A.B.2” Do you see how f—-g dumb that sounds now? Or should we count 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 6, 27, Q, instead?

    Why bother? Irony is dead. There’s no illogic I could create that would compare to what’s widely accepted as the peak of human genius every day. This is Calvinball Science. Taking us all on the CalvinBall Run.

    “despite the progress that has been made in some parts of the world in tackling the coronavirus.”

    Yes, Uttar Predesh, Sweden, Congo, and every location that ignored 100% of all things said by western medicine. –And Japan, for belatedly using “western” medicine (sic), or what little is left of it.

    Young is referencing the steady stream of misinformation…that Joe Rogan has peddled”

    Rogan talks about UFOs, Bigfoot, and the DMT machine elves. He’s had on Dr. Gupta. What exactly do you mean by “misinformation”? NYTimes reporter that “When asked for a statement, Bernie Madoff said he was innocent.” So the NYTimes was publishing “Misinformation.” No dumb-ss, that’s just “Information.” But Neil Young, like all other Boomers, a fascist toady, warning us they should never be trusted about anything once they pass the age of 21 … now 50 years ago.

    Besides, Dr. Gupta has failed widely, publicly, and fatally. With all the WHO, CDC, FDA, and AMA. His suggestions are the biggest public health failure since thalidomide. Every nation that followed them has died. Can Mr. Young please explain to me how THAT is not similar misinformation? Or did masks and vaccines work in your reality?

    Rogue’s Gallery: “It’s Not by Accident SCOTUS is Letting an Unconstitutional Law Stand. It’s by Design.” –MSNBC

    First, you’re a Supreme Court Judge now and know best the high points of law? Second, so we should –NOT– listen to and obey Supreme Court rulings now, NBC? Like R. v Wade, or like assault gun regulations?

    I mean, okay, but erasing the power of the central government and barely listening to them is a Libertarian, or “Right”* thing to do. If you want to join in, I won’t stop you. (*Note “Right” now = “Opposite of “Right”, as “Right-wing” by definition approve of government, police, state, authority, King. That is to say the #Opposite of everything considered “Right-wing” in America.)

    “Evidence that US Government Targeted Red States with Deadly Batches of Vaccines”

    Yes saw this with the batch 201 list or whatever it was. Just like I said about Phoenix and AZ, and why people in say, MA feel those red hats are crazy. They didn’t get those batches, or far fewer.

    Analysis: Australia was a Model in how to Handle Covid. Now It’s a Mess.” –CNN

    You mean because they did everything you told them to? Everything Gupta suggested and much more? Of course not. I blame that one Serbian guy who got off a plane. The whole continent is his fault. Or maybe one landscaper in Victoria.

    Biden sends troops to Ukraine. Uh, what? Whose troops? And like 10 men and a donkey? You know what Russia calls the Ukrainian Army? “A speed bump.” So please add 1,000 more Blackwater mercenaries, I’m sure that’ll make a HUGE difference +/- ZERO miles from Russia’s supply chain. Again, modern war: I can kill a whole American city of 500,000 in like 45 minutes. And you want to send 1,000 more men and a humvee. Suit yourself.

    Hearing more on Ukraine. It’s not going the way it seems, and Russia will win effortlessly, but I can’t tell you more than that. Here’s the problem: everything we hear, everything adult Americans say is a lie. Everything from Rand is a lie, the Pentagon is a lie, CNN is a lie, NPR is a lie, and the BBC/MI6/Reuters money-merger is a lie.

    To predict this, I’d have to KNOW SOMETHING. You know where and which bases contain our first-strike nukes on Moscow? I don’t. If I did, I’d have to have a real idea of OUR capabilities, and I’d have to have some idea of THEIR real capabilities. In a world of bioweapons and cloud-drone strikes where they shut down ships with scalar anti-electronics EMP technologies. I don’t trust a word written in Janes, in Wikipedia, in Sikorsky ads are anything like what’s out there. Do you? Because that’s the data I’d need to even predict a SCENARIO here.

    A minute ago we didn’t know Russia could shoot ship-to-ship missiles from the CASPIAN, and hit ISIS in Syria without a sweat. Or disable the USS Cook at will. The U.S. media is instead reporting that Russia has weapons — missiles even – that can hit targets “Across Ukraine”!!!

    Yes. The U.S. and Russia had those weapons. IN 1922. 100 years ago. One-hunned. One-oh-oh.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38_cm_SK_L/45_%22Max%22
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-3_cannon

    1865, 200lb shell 2 miles. 16,000 shells in 6 days. 160 years or ANOTHER four generations previous to the HUNNED years ago when your grandad was young.

    So gosh, we really oughter get those steam dreadnaughts and pepperbox revolvers out, yes? Whaddya THINK a war 100 years after stealth bombers and V2 intercontinental rockets would be like?

    Yeah, I can’t tell either. Good thing we got that pack mule and saber team going, right? Or in our case, autocars and 1911 semi-automatics. Yankee Doodle Kentucky rifleshots.

    Or since it all depends on silicon chips from Taiwan, that we’re not defending that. And can’t.

    Oh P.S. I’m sure since we’re in a war with iron ships and Kentucky rifles, all the markets, money, and contracts are constructed the same way as 160 years ago too.

    #99014
    those darned kids
    Participant

    doc hodkins part two: “the children have been taught to be suspicious of everyone”

    #99015
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “NY Gov Slams State Supreme Court Ruling Abolishing Mask Mandate, Pledges To “Reverse It Immediately”

    Um, I don’t think that’s how that works. But if you Leftists now just ignore the courts, the government, the CDC, the AMA, and Pfizer, I guess I can’t complain…

    #99016

    Fresh from the clown car…

    Russia May Not Be Poised To Invade Ukraine – Pentagon

    The comments come after US President Joe Biden warned during a press conference last week that Russian President Vladimir Putin could “move in,” adding that “he has to do something.”

    Trust me on this one: whatever Putin might “have to do”, he’s already done.

    #99017
    Lawfish
    Participant

    Well I heard Mr. Young sing about it
    I heard old Neil put it down
    I hope Neil Young will remember
    A Rogan man don’t need him around anyhow.

    #99018
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    From yesterday:

    Much power has been consolidated into the hands of the very, very few in the past twenty-three months; quite easily so (shockingly easily, to me; with the online “Left” doing the ruling class’s Dirty Work for them).

    Yes, much power and wealth. I have seen it claimed on Twitter that this has been one of the greatest upward wealth-transfers in the history of this country. And considering that this is the post-1980 USA we’re talking about, that’s really saying somethin’!

    #99019
    those darned kids
    Participant

    https://pages.mtu.edu/~suits/notefreqs.html

    holy moly, bosco, that explains why all the casino machines with their musical jingles and tingles are tuned to C!

    #99020
    those darned kids
    Participant

    i thought neil young would be more worried about rogaine, not rogan.

    #99021
    absolute galore
    Participant

    @lawfish Good one!

    Also, that Smartest Man I Know and Stupid SOB is hilarious.

    I’m only going for the funny stuff now. That’s why I like Jimmy Dore. Too tired of trying to keep up with statistics and variants of variants and all that crap after 2 years. At this point its like hitting my head repeatedly with a rubber mallet.

    Meanwhile more genetic non-covid health issues to deal with, better do it while they will still let me into the facilities…

    #99022
    Dr. D
    Participant

    How the media stays relevant: “Eighty Years Late: Groundbreaking work on slave economy finally back on UK shelves” –The Guardian. Yes a book that was not QUITE as popular as this author wanted, back in his great-grandfather’s time, which was ABOUT a system that’s 160 years old, or older than most existing governments on earth, or great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather’s, or 8 generations past. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/23/eighty-years-late-groundbreaking-work-on-slave-economy-is-finally-published-in-uk

    Book WAS published, mind you. By a black man. And Professor. in 1938 when according to them, that didn’t happen/did/didn’t/did/didn’t happen. Was in print for a while. In the U.S. AND U.K., despite being another dry, scholarly tome by another publish-or-perish PhD. And since no one reads scholarly tomes, I’m sure all the existing copies remain in good condition in University libraries in UK, US, and worldwide.

    To what can it be compared, this desperate necessity and social oversight, according to The Guardian? Here’s one: “A Brief History of the Ascot, the World’s Indispensable Necktie.” How about “1,001 Means of Rigging an Atlantic Clipper with Rope” “Shoeing your Oxen: a User’s Guide,” or “The Tomato is Not Deadly Poison, People.” Or maybe, “The Importance and Imminent Return of Brass-Buckle Shoes”

    Is there any way I can possibly express how hopelessly obsolete, outdated, and irrelevant 80 years ago is, to say nothing of 160? Probably not. They’re still playing MeatLoaf and AC/DC on the store overhead as if it came out yesterday and Biden is still a young man of fifty.

    Nothing can halt the psychosis and complete break from reality Americans presently have. When Russia invades Ukraine in winter on horseback dragging brass cannons across the frozen river, we’ll sure be ready for them.

    #99023
    zerosum
    Participant

    Why ? …. to protect the vulnerable …. lies …. from dying

    #99024
    chooch
    Participant

    Doug Farrow’s latest.

    [..] People sometimes ask me whether the passport system will be dropped; whether the governments of the world and the new industrialists with which they have partnered will relinquish their track-and-trace powers as the destructive effect of the virus peters out; whether things will go back to normal as covid, the coronavirus with a level-four twist, recedes into the viral background. Will fines and coercive mandates at last be dropped, and liberties restored? Will privacy again be possible and independent initiative welcomed? Can the middle class hope again to flourish?

    Here’s my answer: not if the advocates of globalism can help it; not if the Fourth Industrial Revolutionists can prevent it; not if their surreptitious revolution is not met, quite openly, with a counter-revolution. The middle class, which was flourishing economically but declining spiritually and culturally, has taken the covid bait and is being played like a fish. The line is taken in, then let out, then taken in again—each time a bit further and a bit tighter as the fish tires. Health threats, supply-chain threats, cyber security threats, banking threats, crypto-currency controls, carbon emission limits; each will be used in turn, or even simultaneously, to play the fish into the net.

    https://douglasfarrow.substack.com/p/anarchy-from-above

    #99025
    Dr. D
    Participant

    I guess Orwell was correct: Under Socialism History has stopped forever, except for an unending present where the Party is always right, even when it’s the dead-opposite of yesterday.

    #99027
    deflationista
    Participant

    #99028
    chooch
    Participant
    #99029
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    @bosco: Great link! Thank you for sharing…could it BE as simple as re-tuning ourselves? By consciously re-tuning, we would re-balance and or eliminate the source of negativity.

    Nice to see Dr. Emoto back IN the FLOW. His earlier research/science clearly shows response/reaction to both negative and positive sound/vibration/frequency, as demonstrated in H2O crystals (in this creation). It made perfect sense to me when I first explored his work years ago – and now it resonates even more so.

    The impact of 528 is possible because:

    “86% of you is God Water”

    “DNA is an antenna to the Creator”

    Bring on the LOVE Songs in 528…..LOVE SINGS in 528!

    #99030
    those darned kids
    Participant

    what socialism? where?

    leaving 50 million americans without health care, and another 50 million with health care they can’t afford to use because of co-pays sure doesn’t sound like socialism to me.

    the only socialist country i know of exports doctors, not weapons, pork and financial products.

    #99031
    those darned kids
    Participant

    chooch: i didn’t know crack was legal in israel.

    #99032
    zerosum
    Participant

    It’s my story and I don’t care if you don’t agree.
    Outbreaks are still happening in long term care homes where everyone is vaccinated
    The most vulnerable are not protected.
    The seniors are dying.
    The vaccines did not prevent death of our seniors.
    Omicron gives herd immunity.
    The pandemic is over.

    #99033
    Dora
    Participant

    Neil “mr. censor” Young. Might be the funniest thing I’ve read in a few days.

    old man take a look at your life,
    I am not like you are….

    #99034
    deflationista
    Participant

    Is Neil Young really making any demands other than he wants his music off of Spotify?

    He said he is taking his music off of Spotify because he disagrees with the disinformation he feels is being spread on the platform.

    Did he tell Spotify to censor Joe Rogan?

    Or did he just back up his own convictions with action?

    You people like to mock, but how is it any different from you “patriot freedom fighters” not patronizing a store because of mask mandates? Or not buying Carhartt because of their mandate policy?

    You have your convictions, he has his.

    You should at least respect that. Why do you care if he removes his music from Spotify?

    #99035
    Dora
    Participant

    re: Ukraine, the Great Reset idea, and other economic lunacies. Time to reread Paul Kennedy’s 1987 book The Rise and Fall of Great Powers. Summary from wikipedia:

    “Kennedy argues that the strength of a Great Power can be properly measured only relative to other powers, and he provides a straightforward thesis: Great Power ascendancy (over the long term or in specific conflicts) correlates strongly to available resources and economic durability; military overstretch and a concomitant relative decline are the consistent threats facing powers whose ambitions and security requirements are greater than their resource base can provide for.”

    #99036
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    • Assange Granted Permission To Take Extradition Case To UK Supreme Court (Haddad)

    Craig Murray was at the hearing, and he provides some details:

    Now some of the appeal points which the High Court refused to certify as arguable and of general public interest, were important. One point was that the diplomatic assurances by the United States promised not to engage in certain illegal practices amounting to torture, but made that assurance conditional on Assange’s future behaviour.

    Now, legally prohibited treatment of prisoners does not become lawful if the prisoner does something wrong. That ought to have been a slam-dunk argument, even without the fact that the decision on Assange’s future behaviour would be made by precisely the same authorities who plotted to kidnap or murder him.

    All of which was not certified as an arguable point of law of general public interest.

    What is certified and going forward is the simple question of whether the diplomatic assurances were received too late…

    By introducing them only at the appeal stage, the United States had evaded all scrutiny of their validity

    This is very important, because it may be the screen behind which the British Establishment is sidling slowly towards the exit.

    ...the Supreme Court can refuse extradition on the one point now certified by the High Court, and it can be presented as nothing to do with anything bad about the USA and its governance, purely a technical matter of a missed deadline.

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2022/01/your-man-in-the-public-gallery-assange-hearing-day-oh-god-it-never-ends/

    #99037

    Where all this may be going…
    If I were playing risk and I “had” China and Europe and Afghanistan (oops) and Ukraine, I would try to take Russia (Ural, Siberia, Irkutsk..).
    And if most of my soldiers were afflicted with some strange debilitations- like dropping dead upon exertion because of some “vaccine” (which would be discovered in a glorious act of martyrdom), I would call up all the un”vaccinated” via conscription to fight this war.

    Bill7 [from yesterday]- “oh we changed our minds; forget about all that stuff”:
    With a hot war pending, I would say they might do just that.

    Continuing with my artistic license…
    Assange may have had a pact with McAfee (7.57% share of antivirus market (Statista)), to dump everything. I have wondered why Assange didn’t do it. But if he had given the trove to someone who could plant it in a hell of a lot of computers, the jailers would have done everything to wrangle it out of him. Thus, McAfee’s untimely death and the rather peculiar toppling of his brother’s residence in Florida.

    On another note- “omicron”: “Look, we were running a simulation. If a biological weapon were released, we wanted to know if we could release a quickly spreading inoculating disease that would protect the population from it. Sorry for the inconvenience.” (Noble liars anywhere).

    Pi-Rho- isn’t that someone who burns it all down?

    #99039
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #99040

    I can’t find that McAfee had a brother. McAfee did say he had a lot on a lot of people. Ah, well.
    I do wish Julian Assange had dumped the files, though.

    #99041
    deflationista
    Participant

    Are people really having trouble with the reasons some letters in the Greek alphabet are skipped when naming variants?

    #99042

    tdk- that boriquagato piece was lovely. Thanks for linking it.

    #99043
    userzeroid
    Participant

    If I, as a supplier of goods address the shop owner, and I say to you: forbid selling my competitors wares else I shall not supply my goods to you; does this make me a Prohibitor of my Competitor being able to bring his product to market? Or am I merely a man of action, with the courage of my convictions to prove so in the marketplace?

    Does not understanding cause-and-effect make one immoral? Or are those who aren’t moral more likely to misunderstand cause and effect?

    Tune in next week when we discuss if water is wet

    #99044
    those darned kids
    Participant

    je suis camionneur

    #99045
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #99046
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #99047
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #99048
    deflationista
    Participant

    If I, as a supplier of goods address the shop owner, and I say to you: forbid selling my competitors wares else I shall not supply my goods to you; does this make me a Prohibitor of my Competitor being able to bring his product to market?

    Neil Young didn’t do this. He is not forbidding Spotify from selling Joe Rogan. He simply is not allowing them to play his music, in protest. Is that difficult for you to understand?

    Neil Young said: “I am doing this (pulling my catalog) because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them.”

    Neil Young is still disabled from polio. He has no feeling on his left side. So, he is a bit more invested than the typical dumbass who sees this pandemic as a chance to fly his phony freedom flag.

    #99049
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    tdk: that boriquagato piece was lovely. Thanks for linking it.

    Agree.

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