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Paul Gauguin Osny, rue de Pontoise, Winter 1883

 

Old Man, Look at Your Life…. (Kunstler)
WHO Director Thanks Neil Young For Pulling His Songs Off Spotify (Blaze)
Veins & Arteries Filled with Never Before Seen Rubbery Clots (Kirsch)
Fauci Says Kids Under 5 Might Need 3 Shots (CHD)
Israel Is Overrun With Covid. The Vaccines Have Failed (Berenson)
Let’s Face It: You Like It Salty (Denninger)
EU Watchdog Orders Ursula Von Der Leyen To Reveal Texts With Pfizer CEO (DM)
Outrage As Paris Hospitals Chief Raises Idea Of Charging Unvaccinated Patients (G.)
Authoritarian Madness (Whitehead)
DOJ IG Horowitz Withheld Key Evidence From Special Counsel Durham (ET)
Why Are Armed Americans Operating In The Trenches Of Eastern Ukraine? (RT)
Ukraine Asks West To Tone Down ‘Panic’ (RT)

 

 

 

 

Tucker Convoy

 

 

 

 

Really? All truckers are fascists now? Wow.

 

 

Reinfection

 

 

How to take a virus and turn it into a pandemic.

 

 

Leaked Database Shows U.S. Military Disease Skyrocketing After Covid-19 Inoculations

 

 

“Alternate views are not tolerated, labeled “unacceptable” (Mr. Young put it exactly that way), and flagged as “misinformation” (ditto Mr. Young).”

Old Man, Look at Your Life…. (Kunstler)

It’s worth paying attention to just how disordered Mr. Young’s thinking is because it summarizes everything that has gone awry on the political Left: He is wrong two ways: 1) morally, and 2) on the facts of the matter — which is as wrong as you can be. Like virtually everyone on the Democratic Party / Woke / Progressive axis, he is obviously in favor of suppressing free speech. Since when did that become okay for old hippies? If I remember correctly (cuz I was there) the youth movement of the 1960s was all about freedom to say pretty much anything, except yell “fire” in a crowded theater — based on the idea that ordinary people were equipped to sort out the truth. During the War in Vietnam, we hippies were especially averse to the official lying that emanated from the Department of Defense, the FBI, the CIA, and the White House under both Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

We founded “alternative” newspapers in defiance of the establishment’s propaganda. We applauded Daniel Ellsberg’s purloined Pentagon Papers, revealing the mendacity of the war effort. Altogether, this activity made it more difficult for the government to prosecute that war, and to defend the strategy behind it. Today the Left is not only all-in on speech suppression, but also censorship of print and broadcasting, and is especially avid for the diverse punishments of cancellation — ruining careers, reputations, livelihoods, and families of anyone who opposes Woke right-think. Alternate views are not tolerated, labeled “unacceptable” (Mr. Young put it exactly that way), and flagged as “misinformation” (ditto Mr. Young). It’s gotten to the point where the word misinformation has acquired a distinct odor that signals bad faith in everyone who flogs it.

These days, the charge of misinformation is deliberate misinformation. Today, the Left is all-in for FBI home invasions, DOJ malicious prosecutions, CIA manipulations of public opinion, a fake president fronting for an unseen cabal, and a news media that wouldn’t know the actual shape and substance of reality if it jumped up and bit Jim Acosta on the lips. Ideas and principles don’t really matter to the Left; they’re just window-dressing for their sole interest, which is pushing other people around, in a word: coercion. That is the moral quagmire the Left is in and, having captured so many institutional transmitters of our polity, that is the nature of the evil they represent.

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Rogan, Malone, McCullough would gladly dicuss everything. Silencing them is easier.

WHO Director Thanks Neil Young For Pulling His Songs Off Spotify (Blaze)

The director general of the World Health Organization thanked legendary musician Neil Young for taking a stand against Joe Rogan’s podcast and pulling his music from Spotify. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted his message to Young on Thursday. “[Neil Young] thanks for standing up against misinformation and inaccuracies around #COVID19 vaccination. Public and private sector, in particular #socialmedia platforms, media, individuals – we all have a role to play to end this pandemic and infodemic,” Ghebreyesus tweeted. Young issued an ultimatum to Spotify to choose between his music or Rogan’s incredibly popular podcast. Spotify didn’t need much time to decide in favor of Rogan.


“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,” wrote Young in the open letter to his management team. “Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule.” He later deleted the letter from his website. Some surprising entertainers came to Rogan’s defense, including radio talk show host Howard Stern who said he didn’t agree with Rogan’s stance on vaccines but was against all censorship. Joy Behar cited the First Amendment right to free speech when she defended Rogan even as she supported labeling his podcasts as “misinformation.”

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Yikes!

Veins & Arteries Filled with Never Before Seen Rubbery Clots (Kirsch)

I was chatting with Lt. Col. Theresa Long about this after being tipped off by Pierre Kory who sent me the photos. This is the real deal. I got a text of images from Pierre Kory. He asked me to guess what he sent. I thought they were images from Ryan Cole. Nope. He said these were from an embalmer and referred me to Lt. Col. Theresa Long who knows the embalmer. Funeral Director and embalmer Richard Hirschman reveals, for the first time ever, arteries and veins filled with unnatural blood clot combinations with strange fibrous materials that are completely filling the vascular system.


He has gone from seeing 50% of his embalmed cases with these types of blockages rise to almost 80%. It only started happening after the vaccines were rolled out. This doesn’t happen to everyone. Only those who die after vaccination. So he can tell who was vaccinated. This tells you everything you need to know. Watch the video here:

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Repeat to emphasize that as long as Pfizer keeps the vaxx “on the mandatory childhood vaccine schedule” and under EUA, it is covered from all sides.

Fauci Says Kids Under 5 Might Need 3 Shots (CHD)

[..] the push to authorize COVID vaccines for younger children could be tied to the fact that vaccine makers benefit from legal protections for childhood vaccines. Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, when CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices places a vaccine on the mandatory childhood vaccine schedule, vaccine makers are shielded from liability for injury claims. However, as long as its COVID vaccine for children remains under EUA, Pfizer will also benefit from liability protections provided under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act — so either way, the vaccine maker won’t be held accountable if its product harms young children.


While the U.S. pushes for COVID vaccines for children as young as 6 months, Sweden’s public health authorities this week announced they will not recommend the vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11. Britta Bjorkholm, an official with Sweden’s Health Agency, stated “[w]ith the knowledge we have today, with a low risk for serious disease for kids, we don’t see any clear benefit with vaccinating them.” Norway opted to make COVID vaccines optional for children aged 5-11. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health stated the risk of severe illness in children that is brought on by COVID is small, and that as a result, the need for children to receive a COVID vaccine is limited. Norway’s announcement, in turn, prompted the Danish Pediatric Society to request that Denmark’s Health Authority revisit its decision to recommend COVID-19 vaccination for children in Denmark.

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“Actually, science did win. Science always said you could not vaxx away a respiratory virus. They just refused to listen.”

Israel Is Overrun With Covid. The Vaccines Have Failed (Berenson)

It’s over, okay? Israel is first, always. Other highly vaccinated and boosted countries are a few weeks behind, and their boosted patients may still have some partial protection against severe disease and death. (People who received two doses last winter or spring probably have none at this point, if the data out of Scotland and the United Kingdom are to be believed.) But that won’t last. The Israeli experience this month could not be clearer. A third dose does not provide long-term protection. When it fails, the boomerang effect is severe. Hospitals come under even more pressure than they would in a “natural” Covid wave, because the vaccine failure is highly synchronized – everyone becomes exposed at once. And so – insanity upon insanity – the Israelis are offering a fourth dose.

Why would anyone believe at this point that a fourth dose will help for more than a couple of weeks? Not months, weeks. The trend line was obvious even BEFORE Omicron arrived; and Omicron drives vaccine efficacy down even more quickly. In countries with good data, vaccinated people actually are more likely to be infected than the unvaccinated. Further, a fourth dose is likely to have MORE severe side effects – remember, the second and third doses produce notably increasing levels of heart inflammation in men, and mRNA therapeutics were repurposed as vaccines because of problems with toxicity after repeated dosing. It’s over. The vaccines have been proven ineffective for more than a few months against the wild-type virus. They appear to have negative efficacy against Omicron.

Forget all the black swans. Forget Marek’s. Forget antibody-dependent enhancement. Forget the strange rise in all-cause deaths last fall in highly vaccinated countries (which mercifully, seems to have stopped in the United Kingdom in the last couple of weeks – though that easing raises even more questions about why it happened at all). Forget the risk of long-term immunocompromise that might lead vaccinated people to be at higher risk for future Covid infections. Forget the nearly one million side effect reports now in the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System. Judged SOLELY on the basis of the last year’s efficacy data, the mRNA vaccines are a failed product and should be withdrawn. Any future mRNA vaccines – against the Omicron variant or any other target- need to be tested for safety and efficacy in large-scale clinical trial for YEARS. Not months, years. This kind of billion-person experiment must never happen again. It’s over, okay? We didn’t get the Hollywood ending. Science didn’t win.

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“..the infection rate went down when masks were removed instead of up as expected.”

Let’s Face It: You Like It Salty (Denninger)

Covid-19 has finally exposed for everyone the scam that has been run on people for the last thirty years or more and you willingly bought into the con job, whether it be on masks or jabs. Masks were known one hundred years ago to be worthless against respiratory viruses; they were tried in 1918 and failed. Forty years ago in 1981 the Neil Orr study published which proved surgical masks worthless against wound infection in surgical suites where every single person using them was a trained professional and every item in the room was sterilized. Didn’t matter; the infection rate went down when masks were removed instead of up as expected. Today many school systems still insist on muzzling kids and the ******ned signs are still up in some stores and other businesses. Anyone stupid enough to think they should wear those ****ing things is too stupid to genetically pass to the next generation.

Masks are nothing more than performative art and might even spread infection by moving the virus from one place to another; if you like documenting that you’re ****ing stupid be my guest but that fact remains that if you wear one of these things to try to “protect others” you are stupid. Yes, an N95 might protect you provided you follow all of the rules. Nobody does or will in the general public because you can’t realistically do so. Without following all those rules (specifically, fit-testing, no re-use once removed, no leaving where you might have been exposed without replacement so you don’t bring the virus into each new potential risk area, treating of the mask as medical hazardous waste and time-in-use restrictions that typically are about 2 hours) even an N95 does nothing to protect you and even if you follow the rules it is personal protective equipment — it does not, because it cannot, protect others.

What’s likely far more effective is to stay the hell out of public restrooms since we know Covid-19 is in ****. We know its in there because cities are using sampling of the sewer to detect prevalence! I brought this up — that this had to be a primary vector source in March and April of 2020 after two highly-odd transmission events in the Far East which were only explained by the fact that the apartment buildings in question did not have P-traps on the sinks. Of course avoiding the restroom is not possible in a public setting, especially if you’re going to be there for more than a couple of hours or if you intend to eat or (especially) drink anything. Oh well. Humans are social animals. Facts don’t care about your feelings.

Nobody wants to face what we knew in the early months of this thing and which the CDC itself admitted along with multiple other sources (including Nashville) by the summer and fall of 2020: There were and are only two vectors that matter; first households which you obviously cannot cut off and second health care providers and facilities which is a very tough issue but we won’t and didn’t do anything effective about it despite my flagging it by May of 2020 as the decisive vector, based on data in multiple states when case counts were low enough that pegging how it was happening was possible. Statistically-speaking nothing else matters at all.

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It’s a-dirty- trick: you can do deals for billions via text messages, and not keep them.

EU Watchdog Orders Ursula Von Der Leyen To Reveal Texts With Pfizer CEO (DM)

An official EU watchdog has slammed Ursula von der Leyen for keeping secret text messages with Pfizer’s CEO about purchasing Covid vaccine doses, saying it ‘constituted maladministration’. The EU ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, issued a formal recommendation telling von der Leyen’s office to search for and hand over the texts under a freedom of information request lodged by a journalist. In April last year, the New York Times revealed that EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla had exchanged text messages and calls about vaccine procurements for EU countries. The European Commission chief used ‘personal diplomacy’ to secure the deal for 1.8 billion Pfizer vaccines via texts with the CEO, the paper revealed.

Journalist Alexander Fanta of news site netzpolitik.org then asked the Commission for access to the text messages and other documents, but the executive branch did not provide them. The commission rebuffed the freedom-of-information request, refusing to say whether the texts existed – even though von der Leyen had referred to them herself in a media interview. According to the ombudsman’s inquiry, the Commission did not clearly ask von der Leyen’s cabinet to look for the text messages. Instead, the Commission said the only information they had was an email, a letter and a press release. ‘This falls short of reasonable expectations of transparency and administrative standards in the Commission,’ O’Reilly said.

‘When it comes to the right of public access to EU documents, it is the content of the document that matters and not the device or form. If text messages concern EU policies and decisions, they should be treated as EU documents. The ombudsman said the commission should ask von der Leyen’s office to again look for the texts, and if it found them, ‘the Commission should assess whether public access can be granted to them’ in line with EU rules. ‘The EU administration needs to update its document recording practices to reflect this reality.’

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And everyone who eats at McDonald’s?

Outrage As Paris Hospitals Chief Raises Idea Of Charging Unvaccinated Patients (G.)

The head of hospitals in Paris has raised the question of whether Covid patients who have refused to be vaccinated should be charged for emergency treatment if they become seriously ill with the virus. Martin Hirsch said the door to hospital treatment was open to all people but questioned whether this had to go hand in hand with “responsibility, allowing everyone to benefit,” in what he said was a “delicate debate”. “When a free prevention tool is available, can be used, is recognised as something useful by the scientific community, and you refuse it, do you do so without suffering any consequences? Or do we say we will treat you, but there is no reason why you should have no consequences when there will be for other patients who are having difficulty getting treatment and can do nothing about it,” Hirsch told the television programme C à vous.

His comments have provoked outrage and calls for his resignation, including from a number of candidates in the April presidential election. The Socialist party’s Anne Hidalgo said making the vaccine-hesitant pay for treatment was not the answer. “We have a strategy and we have to keep on educating people,” she said. Danièle Obono of the hard-left La France Insoumise (LFI), was among those calling for Hirsch to resign, saying vaccinated and unvaccinated people had each contributed financially to pay for the health system. Julien Aubert, an MP for the mainstream-right Les Républicains, accused Hirsch of “mixing politics with administrative functions”.

About 30,000 people are being treated for Covid in hospitals in France. Non-vaccinated Covid patients are reported to represent 70% of patients in intensive care in Paris and Bordeaux and more than 90% in Marseille and Nice, according to doctors. One day in intensive care is estimated to cost the French taxpayer about €4,628 (£3,850), while a vaccine dose costs the state €20 (£16.60).

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“You don’t have to be unvaccinated or a conspiracy theorist or even anti-government to be worried about what lies ahead.”

Authoritarian Madness (Whitehead)

You don’t have to be unvaccinated or a conspiracy theorist or even anti-government to be worried about what lies ahead. You just have to recognize the truth in the warning: power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is not about COVID-19. Nor is it about politics, populist movements, or any particular country. This is about what happens when good, generally decent people—distracted by manufactured crises, polarizing politics, and fighting that divides the populace into warring “us vs. them” camps—fail to take note of the looming danger that threatens to wipe freedom from the map and place us all in chains. It’s about what happens when any government is empowered to adopt a comply-or-suffer-the-consequences mindset that is enforced through mandates, lockdowns, penalties, detention centers, martial law, and a disregard for the rights of the individual.

The slippery slope begins in just this way, with propaganda campaigns about the public good being more important than individual liberty, and it ends with lockdowns and concentration camps. The danger signs are everywhere. Claudio Ronco, a 66-year-old Orthodox Jew and a specialist in 18th-century music, recognizes the signs. Because of his decision to remain unvaccinated, Ronco is trapped inside his house, unable to move about in public without a digital vaccination card. He can no longer board a plane, check into a hotel, eat at a restaurant or get a coffee at a bar. He has been ostracized by friends, shut out of public life, and will soon face monthly fines for insisting on his right to bodily integrity and individual freedom.

For all intents and purposes, Ronco has become an undesirable in the eyes of the government, forced into isolation so he doesn’t risk contaminating the rest of the populace. This is the slippery slope: a government empowered to restrict movements, limit individual liberty, and isolate “undesirables” to prevent the spread of a disease is a government that has the power to lockdown a country, label whole segments of the population a danger to national security, and force those undesirables—a.k.a. extremists, dissidents, troublemakers, etc.—into isolation so they don’t contaminate the rest of the populace. The world has been down this road before, too. Others have ignored the warning signs. We cannot afford to do so.

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“It isn’t known why Horowitz would have taken a personal meeting from Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer.”

DOJ IG Horowitz Withheld Key Evidence From Special Counsel Durham (ET)

A new court filing by special counsel John Durham reveals that Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz concealed crucial information from Durham in connection with the ongoing prosecution of Michael Sussmann, a former attorney to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. The filing also reveals that Horowitz failed to disclose that his office is in possession of two cellphones used by former FBI general counsel James Baker. The phones may contain information that’s important to the Sussmann case, as well as to a separate criminal leak investigation of Baker that Durham personally conducted between 2017 and 2019.

Horowitz first came to public prominence in June 2018 when he issued a report on the FBI’s actions leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Horowitz followed up in December 2019 with another report on the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation and the bureau’s pursuit of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant on Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Durham’s filing on Jan. 25 involves discovery issues surrounding Sussmann’s upcoming trial for allegedly making a materially false statement to the FBI’s then-general counsel James Baker. As part of Durham’s discovery obligations, the Special Counsel’s Office met with Horowitz and his team on Oct. 7, 2021, and subsequently requested any materials, including any “documents, records, and information” regarding Sussmann that may have been in the possession of the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

On Dec. 17, 2021, Horowitz’s office provided Durham with information that Sussmann had given the OIG information in early 2017, that an OIG “employee’s computer was ‘seen publicly’ in ‘Internet traffic’ and was connecting to a Virtual Private Network in a foreign country.” It isn’t clear what this information was about, why Sussmann would know about this information, or why he would have been interested in the internet activities of OIG employees. It also isn’t known why Sussmann, a private citizen, would have been seeking out the OIG shortly after he was pushing information detrimental to Trump to both the FBI and the CIA. At the time of the Dec. 17 disclosure, “the OIG represented to [Durham’s] team that it had “no other file or other documentation” relating to this cyber matter.”

However, last week, Sussmann’s attorneys informed Durham that there was additional information, including the fact that Sussmann had met with Horowitz in March 2017 to personally pass along the information about the OIG employee’s computer VPN use. This meeting between Horowitz and Sussmann hadn’t been disclosed by Horowitz to Durham during their previous meetings and interactions. It isn’t known why Horowitz would have taken a personal meeting from Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer. According to Bill Shipley, a former federal prosecutor, “[y]ou don’t generally just call the IG and get a meeting with him personally.” It also isn’t clear why Horowitz chose not to inform Durham of the meeting—particularly as it pertained directly to information that Horowitz’s office had been specifically requested to relay to Durham’s special counsel probe.

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“I’m beginning to think you aren’t in Paris?”

Why Are Armed Americans Operating In The Trenches Of Eastern Ukraine? (RT)

Staccato bursts of gunfire. Silence, darkness, beeping, flash, explosion. Dramatic music. Indistinct yelling. Volleys of artillery in the shadows. Jet fumes. Special forces operating in the dead of night. All put on display in the social media accounts of Forward Observations Group (FOG), which appear to be an uncontrollable oasis of military porn. “I’m beginning to think you aren’t in Paris?” read a screenshot of a text message the Group shared recently via Instagram stories, where they also happen to be broadcasting their current journey throughout eastern Ukraine. The conflict, often described as ‘frozen’, between government forces and separatists in the region, known as the Donbass, flared up in 2014, after violent street protests led to the Ukrainian government being overthrown.

Kiev sent troops to parts of the Russian-speaking Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which refused to recognize the new regime. The conflict had stalled by March 2015; however, sporadic fighting there has been occurring ever since. In recent months, Western leaders have been speculating that Moscow, which has been accused of controlling the separatists, is planning an all-out offensive against its neighbor. The allegations are based on the purported buildup of Russian troops close to the border. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the accusations. The US and UK began delivering ‘lethal aid’ to Ukraine last week in an effort to thwart supposed Russian aggression. Almost 100 tons of “lethal aid,” including ammunition intended for “the front line defenders of Ukraine,” were delivered on January 22, the US Embassy in Kiev said.

Given the circumstances, a string of photos from Donbass showing the group of Americans in combat gear holding firearms could not have gone unnoticed. Forward Observations, which apparently consists mostly of former American servicemen, came into the spotlight after Russian military-related social media communities started discussing their e-bravado over being in the conflict zone.

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Zelesky has 2 fears: 1/ his economy is collapsing, and 2/ he will be replaced soon.

Ukraine Asks West To Tone Down ‘Panic’ (RT)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has criticized the “slightly imbalanced” coverage of the situation surrounding his country exhibited by some Western politicians and media. He was speaking to foreign reporters during a major press conference on Friday. The former entertainer particularly emphasised his concerns about press coverage, and political statements, concerning an alleged Russian military build up near his country’s frontier. “Today we are not seeing any greater escalation than it has been before. Yes, the number of servicemen has increased, but I spoke about that at the beginning of 2021 when they talked about the military exercises of the Russian Federation,” Zelensky stated. “From media coverage, it looks like we are at war already, that troops are already on the road, that there’s mobilization, people going somewhere. It’s not the case. We don’t need this panic.”


Overhyping the tensions around Ukraine has already had a heavy impact on its economy, Zelensky insisted. Billions have been withdrawn from the country, in recent times, he added, without specifying whether he was referring to the domestic Grivna currency, or those of foreign nations. The president also touched upon phone talks with his US counterpart Joe Biden, which took place earlier in the day. Zelensky dismissed media reports that they didn’t go well, insisting that that there were no disagreements with the US president. “We do not have any misunderstanding with the president of the United States. Simply, I deeply understand what is happening in my country, and he understands well what is going on in the US,” Zelensky explained.

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    Paul Gauguin Osny, rue de Pontoise, Winter 1883   • Old Man, Look at Your Life…. (Kunstler) • WHO Director Thanks Neil Young For Pulling His Song
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle January 29 2022]

    #99378
    Dr D Rich
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    ““It isn’t known why Horowitz would have taken a personal meeting from Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer.””

    Yes, it is.

    #99379
    Dr. D
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    Whoops, forgot that the Cyberattack 201: (Motto: “Right on Schedule”) will be done for Bitcoin, so the SEC “Has to” regulate it and erase it’s evilly-evil from planet earth and “make the world safe for insider-trading Fed-heads”.

    Because no drug deals were ever done in US $100 bills, nor were jumbo-jets bought for the Zetas by HSBC, but all crack and prostitution is done using a Bitcoin cryptowallet on Coinbase. …Or that’s what Hunter told me. No crypto = no crime. Just like all centuries before 2008. Al Capone was framed.

    Biden Admin To Regulate Bitcoin ‘As A Matter Of National Security’; Report”

    What a gosh-darned coincidence.

    IRS Seeing ‘Mountains of Fraud’ in Cryptocurrencies, NFTs: Special Agent”

    Well yeah, but they only just noticed? Still have no rules, advice, or regulation 10 years later? And how do I pay my taxes when they don’t even know what crypto is? Or what the rules are? (A: As if we care! We’re going to arrest the people we don’t like! Hahahaha!)

    P.S. there’s NO mountain of fraud in HFT, or in ESG Green funds, (By Google, largest electric consumer, AND Amazon, worldwide shipper AND notorious for shipping one item per 4×4’ box). No fraud in Congressmen trading 25x better than the best Fund Managers, no fraud in banks, where MERS remains unsettled and NINJA loans were issued with no backing, AND…

    “Russia-Ukraine War Would Be “Horrific”, Civilians “Will Suffer Immensely”: Pentagon

    Gen. Milley: “And you can imagine what that might look like in dense urban areas, along roads and so on and so forth. It would be horrific, it will be terrible.”

    Yes, it might look like Cleveland, Detroit, Youngstown, Newark, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Brownsville…You know, the 330 million people you failed to protect, you traitor.

    Another day, another day Neil Young refuses to go on Joe Rogan and do some good by spreading his own message in the marketplace of ideas. What a failure… Well, radio and communication were never his strong suits I guess.

    “EU Watchdog Orders Ursula Von Der Leyen to Reveal Texts with Pfizer CEO (DM)”

    So when are they throwing her in prison for blatant avoidance of FOIA requests? Right after HRC and her servers. Give your balls a tug.

    “Horowitz would have taken a personal meeting from Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer.”

    Yeah, that. Plus about 10,000 other felonies. EVERY EMAIL is a separate felony. But you knew this was theater, right?

    “a government empowered to restrict movements, limit individual liberty, and isolate “undesirables”

    Speaking of, these match WHICH important Amendments that represent the Rights of Man given to them “By their Creator” and which restrain the government from breaking contract and having the people shoot them to death and replace it with something NOT oppressing said rights?

    That’s their view of Science.”

    Actually, that’s their view of REALITY. REALITY is what authorities wrote on paper or said on TV. The Actual weather which is different, the actual prosperity which is different, actual experience which is different, is the fake thing. Your own experience of your eyes is The suspect, the questioned, the untrue. Like say if a pandemic is completely unaffected by vaccinating 70-90% of your people. And yes, they will die of stupidity, cupidity, but most of all, complicity. That is, “Reality” is what’s in your mind, and the universe out there is an annoying distraction that’s disproving the ego all the time and MUST BE STOPPED.

    I can’t help them. I already did. I used free speech to tell everyone I could, but as I’m not an authority, no one cared what I said about N95 masks, regardless of how blindingly obvious – or even peer-reviewed – it was. No one cared about the death rates and fought me on it tooth and nail although it was published by the CDC. No one would listen or could apply logic to deferred medicine in heart disease and cancer. I wasn’t an authority, I WAS QUOTING THE AUTHORITIES, and that counted for nothing, and still is nothing today as they come around and agree with me – or rather themselves – again.

    I did what I could up to and unless they required of me bodily self-defense, and for better or worse it didn’t go that far. Maybe that’s for the best, but tomorrow it will be the same thing. With some new virus or new financial robbery and murder.

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    Mister Roboto
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    One thing I have been wondering this week: Is the data on all-cause mortality for 2021 out yet?

    #99381
    Veracious Poet
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    #99382
    oxymoron
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    allan savory. One of the great minds.
    long time fan

    #99383
    Dr. D
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    “Trudeau Claims Truckers Only Hate Him Because He’s Black” – BBee

    Or blackface, in his case.

    “”As a proud black man, this is the kind of discrimination I have faced my whole life,” said Trudeau in a nationwide address over Zoom. “These truckers are a bunch of racist white men. They’re probably not even gay.”

    “Biden Seen Looking at Paint Color Swatches to Choose Next Supreme Court Justice” –BBee

    “Home Depot Associate Jake Stone said of his encounter, “He was trying to ask what the best shade of black is for total submissiveness to his progressive executive agenda….Biden left the Home Depot with five color swatches in his possession, explaining he had to see which one matched VP Kamala Harris.”

    Clearly people are nothing but their skin color, so like Joe Biden, I’m all for it: Candice Owens for Supreme Court!

    #99387
    boscohorowitz
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    “• WHO Director Thanks Neil Young For Pulling His Songs Off Spotify”

    Me too. He’s written some rare gems, but I know his ouvre and 90% stinks.

    #99388
    those darned kids
    Participant

    who needs one ¿when you can have ¡three!?

    #99389
    those darned kids
    Participant

    “Is the data on all-cause mortality for 2021 out yet?”

    anecdotes are not science!

    #99390
    Mister Roboto
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    #99391
    John Day
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    It’s hard to figure out what the TAE commentariat has not already seen out of this…
    https://www.johndayblog.com/2022/01/truckin.html There’s another picture of boring insulation work.

    “What a long, strange trip it’s been” ​Truckin’, Grateful Dead: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pafY6sZt0FE

    “This (COVID-19 vaccination) passport has gone too far,” said Barber. “If we can’t get across the border freely, and we’re being forced to [be vaccinated] by the federal government, we can take a stand or we can’t.”

    11,000-Truck, 93-Mile-Long ‘Freedom Convoy’ Protests Canada’s Vaccine Mandate, as Government Digs in Heels

    ​ ​Freedom Convoy 2022, the group that organized the Canadian trucker protest, reported initially having 1,600 trucks. The convoy, which now has nearly 50,000 trucks, will be in Ottowa by Saturday with the goal of getting “the government of Canada to repeal its cross border Covid tracking passport / phone app and ALL Covid-19 vaccine mandates,​ …​
    ​ ​The Canadian convoy has reportedly been joined by some American truckers and in Ontario, farmers came in tractors to show support.
    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/transportation/truckers-inspired-canada-begin-freedom-convoys-around-world

    Florida trucker in Canada convoy: ‘We’re here to join a movement’
    ​…​“There is a whole lot of overreach of the government, certainly in the U.S. and Canada and around the world,” said Mahadeo, who was born in Guyana. “Governments are using this as an opportunity to gain more leverage against the people.”

    Florida trucker in Canada convoy: ‘We’re here to join a movement’

    #99392
    John Day
    Participant

    New Harvard, Yale & Stanford Data Show 4 Out of 5 Americans Have Covid ‘Natural Immunity’​
    A ​CDC-sponsored database in partnership with Yale, Harvard, and Stanford universities shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans have natural immunity from prior infections, Wildfire can exclusively report.
    ​ ​The CDC released a study last week called “COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations by COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Previous COVID-19 Diagnosis — California and New York, May–November 2021.” The findings were reported by Agence France-Presse.
    ​ ​“During America’s last surge of the coronavirus driven by the Delta variant, people who were unvaccinated but survived Covid were better protected than those who were vaccinated and not previously infected,” AFP noted about the new study.
    ​ ​“The finding is the latest to weigh in on a debate on the relative strengths of natural versus vaccine-acquired immunity against SARS-CoV-2, but comes this time with the imprimatur of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),”​ …
    ​ ​The UKHSA report also showed that nearly the entire population of Great Britain has some form of antibodies to Covid-19.
    https://thekylebecker.substack.com/p/new-harvard-yale-and-stanford-data

    ​(“Worse than nothing” means “helps the virus”)​
    CDC study suggests unboosted vaccines become worse than nothing against Omicron
    …Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine performed worse than Moderna’s, the researchers wrote. “The upper bound of the 95% CI was consistently greater than 1 starting at 3 months after second dose” for the former and six months for the latter.
    https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/cdc-study-suggests-two-dose-covid-vaccines-worse-nothing-against

    ​Steve Kirsch: Embalmers Find Veins & Arteries Filled with Never Before Seen Rubbery Clots
    ​ ​Funeral Director and embalmer Richard Hirschman reveals, for the first time ever, arteries and veins filled with unnatural blood clot combinations with strange fibrous materials that are completely filling the vascular system. He has gone from seeing 50% of his embalmed cases with these types of blockages rise to almost 80%. It only started happening after the vaccines were rolled out.
    ​ ​This doesn’t happen to everyone. Only those who die after vaccination. So he can tell who was vaccinated.
    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/worldwide-exclusive-embalmers-find

    #99393
    John Day
    Participant

    ​Omicron BA-2 is increasing cases rapidly in highly-vaccinated Denmark and France, which have already had lots of Delta, and even more Omicron BA-1.
    BA-2 and BA-1 are derived from an ancestor “we” never knew about, which diverged several years ago, before there was a pandemic, and seemed to live in mice, maybe lab mice.​..
    ​ ​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.​..
    ​ 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.
    https://igorchudov.substack.com/p/ba2-omicron-variant-is-worth-discussing

    ​ ​Omicron Covid strain evolved in mice – Chinese study​
    ​ ​T​​he study into Omicron, published in the Journal of Biosafety and Biosecurity, found that “coronavirus slowly accumulated mutations over time in mice” before the virus was then “transmitted back to humans by reverse zoonotic.”
    ​ ​The research, led by Dr. Xu Jianguo, who works for the National Institute for Communicable Diseases Control and Prevention of China, has identified mice as the “most likely intermediate host.” Researchers established that the “mutations profile” of the strain “shows that the virus has adapted to infect the cells of mice.”
    https://www.rt.com/news/547270-omicron-covid-evolved-mice/

    #99394
    John Day
    Participant

    The sociopathic American oligarchy that assassinated John, Bobby and Martin is still in power. It controls us, far more completely than before.
    JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass by Oliver Stone​ ​A Film Review​ , Edward Curtain
    Two of the greatest speeches ever delivered by an American president bookend this extraordinary documentary film. It opens with President John F. Kennedy giving the commencement speech at American University on June 10, 1963 and it closes with his civil rights speech to the American people the following day.​..
    ​ What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children – not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women – not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.​..
    ​ ​One hundred years of delay have passed since President Lincoln freed the slaves, yet their heirs, their grandsons, are not fully free. They are not yet freed from the bonds of injustice. They are not yet freed from social and economic oppression. And this Nation, for all its hopes and all its boasts, will not be fully free until all its citizens are free.​..​​

    JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass by Oliver Stone

    Just wondering… Whу are armed Americans operating in the trenches of Eastern Ukraine?
    Forward Observations, which apparently consists mostly of former American servicemen, came into the spotlight after Russian military-related social media communities started discussing their e-bravado over being in the conflict zone.
    Men with stars and stripes shared pictures of themselves, faces blurred, as they arrived in Severodonetsk. This is where the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces is deployed. It apparently includes ex-fighters from the currently nonexistent infamous volunteer Aidar Battalion, which was staffed by right-wing individuals often described as ‘neo-Nazi’ by the media.
    https://www.rt.com/russia/547425-us-soldiers-ukraine-front/

    Russia rejects the ruling order of that oligarchic cabal. How inconvenient. Whatever shall we do?
    The Other Side of the Story: Russia’s view on Geopolitics, War and Energy Racketeering

    The Other Side of the Story: Russia’s view on Geopolitics, War and Energy Racketeering

    ​The Russian Ruble is up after Russian FM Lavrov declares invasion of Ukraine “unthinkable” (Not stupid enough to punch that tar-baby, per analysts.)
    ​https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/ruble-russian-markets-rebound-after-foreign-ministry-says-war-ukraine-unthinkable

    #99395
    adrian144
    Participant

    He’s written some rare gems, but I know his ouvre and 90% stinks.
    harsh.
    gotta admit i’m more disappointed joni mitchell’s followed his lead tho

    #99396
    zerosum
    Participant

    Look up the traffic
    http://ottawacameras.ca/

    #99397
    zerosum
    Participant
    #99398
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    RE: Why Are Armed Americans Operating In The Trenches Of Eastern Ukraine? (RT)

    RE: Dr D: “Yes, it might look like Cleveland, Detroit, Youngstown, Newark, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Brownsville…You know, the 330 million people you failed to protect, you traitor.”

    Seems like the massive “privatizing” of our military via Blackwater in Iraq (with the Contra affair as a warm-up) effectively expanded our reach – and it moved special outside operations into the forefront where they are now the true insiders. With these easy to place boots on the ground, creating essential trouble/chaos without us officially being there – is the unofficial official game plan. For the US military and Miley, a “failure to protect” is the only possible outcome when you have been neutered by your own “team”.

    Guess we won’t be happy until we turn everything everywhere into “Cleveland, Detroit, Youngstown, Newark, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Brownsville”

    In the days when my late husband flew LRRPs to into the jungles of Laos (yes we were there), you could likely guess that these were mostly the “inside operations” of the US military, CIA, and war machine/profiteers. Going ROGUE then meant identifying and then standing up against the actions of the US Government and their enablers, who were “mostly” visible. Before RUSTING out, Old Neil + pals used to sing about these things. And we built a movement around it (Kunstler recaps the story well).

    It was never easy to stand up against the US Gov. It is even harder to fight the INVISIBLE HAND. The privatization of EVERYTHING, including the military, has been a boon for TPTB. Money, profits, and LETHAL AID (WTF, does this not piss you off – not again?) are #WINNING!!!

    #99399
    sumac.carol
    Participant

    Do you find that muzzling scientists is a bad thing? I do. Here’s something interesting: after a public investigation it was found that the Harper government muzzled scientists:
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/second-opinion-scientists-muzzled-1.4588913
    And another tidbit: Poilievre was a key figure in Harper’s government, living in infamy for joking about “tar babies” in parliament and criticizing providing financial compensation for indigenous people who were harmed in residential school -what a neat guy!
    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/stephen-harper-slammed-appointing-pierre-poilievre-cabinet-201250517.html

    Why is this interesting you ask? Well because he is in a post in Tamara Lich’s Facebook page for the trucker protest. Inquiring minds want to know: is Lich not aware that Poilievre was part of the Conservative party muzzling of scientists? Did he promise to never do it again? Makes you wonder.
    Ms. Lich (the head of the truck protest against vax mandates in spite of being neither a trucker nor an activist in the area of vaccines) has tried to distance herself from some unsavoury characters but the one she cannot distance herself from is herself, even though she has deleted her LinkedIn profile. She is on the board of the Maverick party and they do have an interesting platform. Key pieces are massively ramped up oil and gas exploration and extraction, huge increases in infrastructure to get resources to “tide water” (that’s code for export) and equal treatment of economic and environmental considerations in resource extraction decisions. Inquiring minds want to know: what’s the economic impact of decimating caribou habitat? If we permanent pollute (that’s what oil sands extraction does) all of the fresh water in the boreal areas but we can make a pile of money, do we go ahead anyway?
    Leadership, that’s really something init?

    https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/maverickparty/pages/16/attachments/original/1621557388/Maverick_Party_Policy_Platform_May_12.2021_posted_on_web.pdf?1621557388

    #99400
    those darned kids
    Participant

    sumac: mr. trudeau has done far more to get those rightwing crazies elected (think obama to trump) than the truckers ever will. if you ain’t free, no amount of protesting will matter.

    plus, where are mr. trudeau’s trillion trees?

    #99401
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    RE: WHO Director Thanks Neil Young For Pulling His Songs Off Spotify (Blaze)…The ultimate compliment! The GREATEST Grammy of All. Bravo – you earned it.

    RE: Paul Gauguin Osny, rue de Pontoise, Winter 1883…how is it possible to make cold, snowy scenes so warm, inviting, and embracing?

    Thanks TDK for sharing the Supremely beautiful LOVE song.

    #99402
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “joni mitchell’s followed his lead tho”

    She’s had a stroke so I’ll cut her a wee bit of slack. A very tiny bit.

    Van and Eric made me proud, though, and I thought this music video was very effective:

    Enough is Enough

    But then, most of the big stars in ancient Jerusalem, circa 2k years ago, were pretentious sellouts too, which is why Jesus was so disturbing to them.

    Upon officially resuming work on Santa two hours ago, I wrote this note of dialog:

    “What is evil?”

    “Best I can tell, evil is looking away and telling yourself it’s ok. Leaving the Samaritan by the side of the road. Pretending your husband isn’t fucking your son. Evil is losing by default. Not showing up for the game. Being bad isn’t being evil. Being bad and pretending it’s good is the entry point to evil. From there, unspeakable horror follows, which is perhaps why it’s so little discussed: it’s so unspeakable.”

    For example, voting for the “lesser evil” is still an act in support of evil. Sin, which is forgivable, is about making honest mistakes, yea, even under severe duress (like the mistake of shooting yet one more time). Evil is about avoiding the truth, especially the truth of one’s own actions.

    By that axiom, for example, I would deem Nicole Foss’s willful ignorance regarding Trump Derangement Syndrome and voting for the (allegedly) lesser evil, quite thoroughly evil: doing bad, pretending it’s good — AND being smugly self-righteous about it. Follow that path and soon you’re the Spanish Inquisition skinning people alive ‘for their own good’.

    Evil almost always thinks it not just right, but most right of all, I’ve concluded. Witness those infamous Nazis.

    ***

    Also, regarding movements for good, unsavory leaders, and not confusing the two: sometimes bad movements are deemed good by dint of charismatic leaders, the Obama Syndrome; sometimes good movements are deemed bad by association with unsavory members.

    Either way, good is good and bad is bad, and the two qualities forever intermingle in our realm. Constant change, constant motion. The map is not the territory especially after an earthquake.

    #99403
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Before RUSTING out, Old Neil + pals used to sing about these things. And we built a movement around it (Kunstler recaps the story well).”

    Yes, until the gov started firing live rounds into us. Had we reacted vigilantly against Kent State, Nam would’ve been completely evacuated of USA within 6 months. But we folded, and we got 1975 and Pol Pot.

    In politics, nothing changes until someone busts someone’s kneecap.

    Movements are meant to be appropriated by other entities, if history is any judge. I recall a Revolutionary War which declared as its causus belli that all men are created equal but half of them still got to be slaves of the other half. We had to fight another war to end that slavery, and half the nation still hates it because some Northern lawyer corporate figurehead was in charge.

    If one wants a true movement led by a true leader, one has to go back to Genghis Khan or wait for the Return of Jeebus. Me, I just look for times when the tide is going in the right direction for once and then row like crazy. Don’t like the leader? Grow a pair and shoot the fucker. It’s not something one can vote into successful resolution, and declining to row because you dislike the coxswain, while the boat is approaching Niagara Falls and NEEDS YOU TO ROW, makes one irrelevant background scenery.

    This is life, after all: If anything is to happen, there must be blood. So sayeth the Food Chain to which we are all inextricably linked except via death’s escape.

    #99404
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #99405
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Fwiw:

    Question: “Will there be a war?”

    Sergey Lavrov:“If it depends on the Russian Federation, there will be no war. We don’t want wars, but we won’t allow anyone to trample on our interests or ignore them, either.”

    … anyway, long interview:

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Sputnik, Echo of Moscow, Govorit Moskva and Komsomolskaya Pravda radio stations, Moscow, January 28, 2022

    https://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/1796330/

    F.S.

    #99406
    anticlimactic
    Participant

    US MILITARY DATABASE

    I have thought for a while that the US military would be an excellent way to track the effects of the vaccines.

    They are mostly young and fit and have no reason to keel over and die. Also they have good medical care and probably have to record every issue. It is a shame they are getting rid of the ‘control group’ of the unvaccinated.

    One important thing is trends – are problems increasing or decreasing?

    It would also be a way to test claims about the vaccines, some of which are very drastic!

    #99407
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    tdk: at this point I mention concepts like liberal/conservative either as genuine historical labels (‘so-and-so ran as a liberal democrat with centrist tendencies’) or illusionary self-diagnoses of mental illness: “I’m a this-or-that”, something that I humor the way one is advised to do with lunatics (which may explain why I expend so much effort trying to make myself laugh?).

    On the Spectrum Somewhere, Maybe Everywhere

    Me, I have my hands full enough trying to keep track of humanity’s favorite moral polarity:

    Right and Wrong

    Grinding a fave ex of mine, I’ll say that part of what I think the Garden of Eden tales are all about is that we got smart enough to symbolize and categorize things way too soon, at a time when were still focusing on our primary po9larity: we either love or hate this that and the rest. Me too. I like talking about all this stuff, but seriously, I’m still working on being happy not sad and the rest can go kiss its own ass, thanyouverramusch.

    Every (Other) Minute

    The latter, btw, is SO much better live:

    (Other) Every Minute

    Booger, our parrot, loves this song. She’s cackling up a storm right now.

    :

    #99408
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    “Natural infection is a risky strategy” with Covid.

    WTF?

    It looks like omicron was engineered to evade the singular vaccine protection, while natural infection leads to immune response against multiple viral proteins. The propaganda is senseless.

    #99409
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    (random robot bait) Only non-essential material object in this world that I might still lust for is a keyboard with that awesome old school Fender Rhodes sound. Feel free to mail me one once we get our delivery infrastructure back.
    Like this:

    Ol’ Glory

    #99410
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Wow, today has so much crazy in the newsisphere today you could spread it on toast.

    “Trudeau Claims Truckers Only Hate Him Because He’s Black” – BBee

    Trudeau is a step n’-fetch-it maggot burrowing through Canadistan’s brain pan in hopes of finding some actual nourishment rather than empty calories in the form of Maple syrup.

    Leaked Database Shows U.S. Military Disease Skyrocketing After Covid-19 Inoculations

    This military medical database is a real gem, a controled subset of the populace, only doctors entering data, clean sweet stats, the perfect ‘control’ group set, and the best part: it was leaked, someone still cares.

    WHO Director Thanks Neil Young For Pulling His Songs Off Spotify

    Neil ‘Crazyhorse’ Young was an ardent supporter and fanboy of Ronnie “Raygun’ Reagan. So the brain damage from the 60’s drugs &sex was already playing peek-a-boo in Neil’s reality in the 80’s. No surprise he’s revealed his inner Freddy Krueger mean old neighbor-man. “Get off my cloud, I mean yawn!!! ” No more bong for you!

    Worldwide Exclusive: Embalmers Find Veins & Arteries Filled with Never Before Seen Rubbery Clots

    Hey, what do you say to this sci-fi horror B-movie revelation?

    “They” had better get busy threatening Funeral Directors to STFU because word is ‘leaking out’ about the Clotshot side effects that’s in a different ‘vein’ than anything seen before.

    “unnatural blood clot combinations with strange fibrous materials that are completely filling the vascular system….”

    Zombie Apocalypse stuff fur sure.

    It’s all good

    Bob hasn’t sold out, yet

    #99411
    absolute galore
    Participant

    I just got a post in my Instagram feed from a local acquaintance (who I have not seen in some time as he and his wife have been staying home a lot) showing a screen shot of the page on his phone that you go to to cancel your premium plan on Spotify. I am so tempted to post that Neil Young: Under 30, 31-60, 61 and up meme in his comments section, but why bother. How can you reason with people that are all in on an aging, irrelevant former rock “star” determining what they can or cannot read or hear or see?

    That has been the surprise to me–assuming most of my friends and acquaintances are, if not against these “vaccines” at least anti mandate, anti squashing free speech, anti censorship anti cancel culture.

    Nope. For example my friend who owns a bar restaurant in town that I patronized all through the pandemic while 7/8 of the town was afraid to come out of their house, who decided a few weeks ago to VOLUNTARILY make his establishment vaccine passport only,just like NYC. There are a few establishments in town, plus the local movie theater,that have done this.

    Of course a week later he had to shut temporarily because Covid was spreading among his fully vaxxed staff. And yet, still insisting on mandates. This willful denial and refusal to change even in the face of incontrovertible evidence is bizarre. I know the pat answer is mass formation, but there must be other forces at work on these people, because I know most of them to possess what we refer to as intelligence.

    It has definitely changed my social landscape in a big way. For instance, the aforementioned bar restaurant was the main place I took my 12-year-old son to eat for the past 6years. While the mandate is in effect I have no decision to make–unless I want to let him know I recently had Covid and I presumably have natural immunity, will that do?

    But at some point one would hope, since this is a mandate that was imposed voluntarily, that it will be rolled back. Do I then once again patronize the place? Suddenly my money is okay again? I don’t think so. Yet I need to be careful, because if you cut too much off, at some point you can’t function all that well in the community.

    #99412
    absolute galore
    Participant

    I also admit to being puzzled as to what objective these people have at this point in the game. It’s been over a year that the vaccines have been available. Their propaganda has been going 24/7 full volume. At this point, it would appear to be a serious case of diminishing returns. Those who want to be or in many cases were forced to be vaxxed, are vaxxed. Those who are not vaxxed–is Neil Young leaving Spotify going to convince them? Is the constant cancellations and bans going to persuade them? I mean, if Bill DeBlasio offering a hamburger, fries and a coke can’t get you to see the light, you are never going to be saved.

    My thought is, at this stage, the unvaxxed are going to stay that way unless they get dragged off and held down.

    #99413
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    If there is anything more serious than purposeful mass murder on a global scale it is the following observed fact : The intelligence, military, judicial , financial, academic, communications , medical and scientific institutions across the entire planet are doing NOTHING to stop or even slow the crime. Quite the contrary. In many cases (maybe in MOST cases) these “institutional authority” people are energetically supporting and proactively committing the murders themselves !

    Government has only one justification for its existance: the preservation of the lives, health and prosperity of the people it governs. Governmental monopoly over law enforcement and officially sanctioned violence has one and only one justification as well : the provision of justice and the protection of the lives and property of the population who yielded personal sovereignty in exchange for the promised and expected benefit of themselves and the group.

    That agreement was and is a contract, applicable to BOTH parties. In other words, we gave up the right to physically defend ourselves and our loved ones and our property by giving that right to group-approved institutions. It seemed like a good idea at the time. It even seemed to work fairly well for a time.

    But now we innocent , VOLUNTARILY submissive, citizens, are being killed (literally killed dead) en masses by the very persons we entrusted with the protection of our lives and property, and those killers are being protected from justice rather than subjected to it. Sure looks like breach of contract to me.

    The solution seems pretty obvious to me, too. Take the voluntarily given authority away from lying, malfeasant, traitorous criminals . . . and give that authority back to yourself. It was never anything other than yours in the first place. The miscreant traitorous murders will probably say they have the “authority” to not let you do that, but , hey, without your personal permission the simply don’t have the “authority” to make the claim.

    #99414
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #99415
    those darned kids
    Participant

    i bet they got him stashed in biden’s basement.

    #99416
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Denial is a very powerful psychological protection cognition that can sacrifice the body for the mind if not balanced out. It can kill drug addicts and it can kill affinity group/ideology addicts. Killing a whole bunch of them now. If this is a deliberate depopulation scheme, they seem to want people like us to survive.

    ***

    Government has only one justification for its existence, which is our inability to manage our affairs without ruining those of others.

    ***

    Neil Yong/Spotify/petition campaigns: denialism in action running on a mixture of lazy wishful thinking/self-righteous us vs them tribalism.

    I say, fight back with raw disco power. Even disco had a genius or three.

    Everyone Dressed Awful in the mid-70s

    from a time when disco didn’t mean ‘stairstep bass and lotsa yowzahs’, but was just a highly danceable form of soul with some ska/rock steady mixed in.

    #99417
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @those darned kids regarding the Pretty Bo’ Trudeau :

    There is no rock big enough to hide him, and besides, the rocks are already full up, no-vacancy, with all of the other slithery slimey things trying to hide now that the day is upon them.

    #99418
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @boscohorowitz

    “Government has only one justification for its existence, which is our inability to manage our affairs without ruining those of others.”

    Not to be nitpicky or anything, and being fully on board that what you wrote (above) IS a pretty good reason , but technically it is just a REASON , and not all that great as a JUSTIFICATION.

    #99419
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Oh, Canada!

    From two weeks to flatten the curve …..

    18 wheels to flatten the Turd (Turdeau)

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