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Calling Omicron ‘Mild’ A Mistake, Warns WHO (Y!)
Current US Covid Death Rate Is Half That Of January 2021 (DM)
South Africa Excess Deaths Peak At Fraction Of Previous Covid Variants (BBG)
Moderna CEO Warns People May Need Fourth Covid Shot (CNBC)
Insurance Companies Report 40% Increase in Premature Non-COVID Deaths (CHD)
Surviving In The Age Of Censorship, Propaganda And Cancel Culture (Malone)
Military Deployed At London Hospitals Due To Omicron Staff Shortages (G.)
Destroying a Democracy to Save it (Turley)
Biden’s Approval Rating Crashes To 24% With Independents (DC)
Strong Bipartisan Agreement Jan. 6 Was ‘A Protest That Went Too Far’ (Fox)
The Man Who Became the Face of January 6 (Ivory Hecker)



Question: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus claims “The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is killing people across the globe..”. But I think if that were true, we would see it on every front page. Instead, I’ve seen one death reported with/from Omicron in the UK, and one in the US, neither of which were very convincing reports. Tedros doesn’t supply any evidence either. With death numbers plummeting, certainly relative to infection numbers, shouldn’t we perhaps assume the deaths reported up till now are all Delta, until proven otherwise? If it is Omicron, that would play right into the hands of Fauci and Pfizer and all mandates, the political and media narrative etc., so why is it not reported?

Some inevitable Jan 6 stuff too today. I keep thinking of Lincoln’s “A nation divided cannot stand.”





Israel vaccine efficiency tumbles off a cliff. Don’t look down.



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2nd hand vaccine salesman.

Calling Omicron ‘Mild’ A Mistake, Warns WHO (Y!)

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is killing people across the globe and should not be dismissed as mild, the World Health Organization insisted Thursday. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the record numbers of people catching the new variant — which is rapidly out-competing the previously-dominant Delta variant in many countries — meant hospitals were being overwhelmed. “While Omicron does appear to be less severe compared to Delta, especially in those vaccinated, it does not mean it should be categorised as mild,” Tedros told a press conference. “Just like previous variants, Omicron is hospitalising people and it is killing people,” he explained. “In fact, the tsunami of cases is so huge and quick, that it is overwhelming health systems around the world.”

Just under 9.5 million new Covid-19 cases were reported to the WHO last week — a record, up 71 percent on the week before. But even this was an underestimate, Tedros said, as it did not reflect the backlog of testing around the Christmas-New Year holidays, positive self-tests not registered, and overburdened surveillance systems missing cases. Tedros used his first speech of 2022 to slam the way rich nations hogged available vaccine doses last year, saying it had created the perfect breeding ground for the emergence of virus variants. He therefore urged the world to share out vaccine doses more fairly in 2022, to end the “death and destruction” of Covid-19. Tedros wanted every country to have 10 percent of their population vaccinated by the end of September 2021 and 40 percent by the end of December.

[..] The WHO’s Covid-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove said it was “very unlikely” that Omicron would be the last variant of concern before the pandemic is over. In facing the more transmissible Omicron variant, Van Kerkhove urged people to step up the measures they were already taking to protect themselves against the virus. “Do everything that we have been advising better, more comprehensively, more purposefully,” she said. “We need people to hang in there and really fight.”

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But don’t use the word “mild”!

South Africa Excess Deaths Peak At Fraction Of Previous Covid Variants (BBG)

South African excess deaths, regarded as a true indication of the impact of Covid-19, have peaked during the Omicron-driven wave of infections at a fraction of the numbers seen in outbreaks caused by earlier variants. The number of excess deaths, a measure of mortality against a historical average, in the week to Dec. 26 fell to 3,016 from 3,087 the week earlier, the South African Medical Research Council said in a report on Wednesday. Official deaths due to Covid-19 declined to 425 from 428. The excess death decline was the first in three weeks. That compares with a peak of 16,115 in the week to Jan. 10, when the beta variant was ripping through the country and South Africa had yet to start its vaccination drive.

In July weekly excess deaths peaked at just over 10,000 during a wave of infections driven by the delta variant while the initial outbreak, caused by the virus first identified in China, peaked at 6,674 in July 2020. “The number of estimated excess deaths has begun to decrease, consistent with the trend in the number of confirmed Covid-19 deaths,” the council said. “This observation is strongly supportive that a significant proportion of the current excess mortality being observed in South Africa is likely to be attributable to Covid-19.” South Africa, which on Nov. 25 was the first country announce the discovery of the highly infectious omicron variant, has served as a harbinger of how the latest stage of the pandemic may play out globally.

Hospitalisations have been lower than in previous waves and doctors have reported patients with milder symptoms. The wave of infections has also risen faster and then declined more rapidly than earlier outbreaks. While official deaths from the coronavirus during the course of the pandemic in South Africa have been tallied at 91,561, the excess death figure is more than 286,000. Excess deaths appear to have peaked in the province of Gauteng, where the omicron variant was first identified, as well as in three of the country’s other eight provinces.

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People keep talking about high levels of immunity through vaccines, when we see all the time that this wanes within months, if not weeks.

Current US Covid Death Rate Is Half That Of January 2021 (DM)

While Omicron drives record COVID-19 case increases in the U.S., deaths have stayed relatively low so far – with about 1,300 Americans dying each day in the last week, compared to 2,600 deaths per day at this point in 2021. The variant’s inherently milder qualities, combined with high levels of immunity from vaccination and prior infections, may mean that a low percentage of people infected in the Omicron surge will face severe symptoms. Experts say the U.S. is showing signs of ‘decoupling,’ in which increases in hospitalizations and deaths no longer directly follow increases in cases. The U.S. could follow the U.K., where the current Covid mortality rate is 21 times lower than it was during the country’s second wave and experts are saying Omicron ‘should be welcomed.’

Following a large wave of cases in the U.S., some experts say that the variant could lead to even higher levels of population immunity – meaning that future surges will be even less severe. On Tuesday, University of California immunologist Monica Gandhi said the US was in a ‘totally different phase’ of the pandemic. ‘The virus is always going to be with us but my hope is that this variant causes so much immunity that it will quell the pandemic.’ The highly contagious Omicron variant is driving record cases across the U.S., with an average of 587,000 new cases reported on a seven-day rolling average, according to data from Johns Hopkins. On Monday, more than 1 million new cases were reported in a single day – including some cases from holiday backlogs.

The current national case rate is more than twice as high as the rate reported in January 2021, during the U.S.’s last record-breaking surge. Yet so far, hospitalization and death numbers have remained lower than last winter – both nationally and in many states and cities. About 85,000 Covid patients are currently hospitalized in America’s hospitals, compared to a peak of 124,000 during last winter’s surge, according to the CDC. Each day in the past week, about 1,300 Americans died of Covid. While this is still a high number, it’s about half of the death rate at this time last year – over 2,600 Covid deaths per day. Experts call this phenomenon ‘decoupling’: hospitalizations and deaths used to increase at the same rate as cases during surges, but now they increase at lower rates.

In the U.S., decoupling may be attributed to both Omicron’s inherent biology and high levels of immunity in the population. A growing number of studies are showing that Omicron is less likely to cause severe symptoms than past coronavirus strains. Unlike other variants, Omicron can rapidly replicate in the upper airways – but has limited capacity to wreak havoc in the lungs, where the worst respiratory symptoms take place. At the same time, the U.S. has high levels of immunity from vaccinations and past infections. More than 70 percent of Americans have received at least one vaccine dose, while about one-third have been infected at some point, computational biologist Trevor Bedford recently told STAT News. ‘Factored together, that’s 80-odd percent [of people with some immunity,’ Bedford said.

[..] Dr David Livermore, a medical microbiologist at the University of East Anglia, told MailOnline the strain’s emergence could be the best thing to have happened for the pandemic, echoing comments made by health experts in Denmark earlier this week. He said: ‘With the spread of Omicron over the past three weeks, recorded cases have gone from around 50,000 per day to around 200,000.’ ‘This has not fed through into an increased death rate – and a rise would have been expected by now, if it was going to happen. [..] The U.K.’s falling Covid fatality rate could be partially attributed to delayed reports of deaths over the holiday season, Dr Paul Hunter, also at the University of East Anglia, told MailOnline. The ‘fatality rate for Omicron does seem to be lower than we have seen with previous variants,’ he said, but current figures may be skewed by the delays.

Covid deaths are typically reported with a longer lag time than cases, as it can take days or weeks for a death certificate to be filled out and submitted to health officials. In the U.S., data experts have noted that death data typically take more time to recover from holiday reporting lags than other types of Covid data. Still, the numbers so far have given some scientists reason to be optimistic. Livermore told MailOnline the Omicron variant could be beneficial because its increased transmissibility has helped wipe out more lethal variants, including Delta, and could help prevent future ones from emerging. ‘It’ll then act as a natural vaccine or booster,’ he said. ‘And that, I believe – rather than through human efforts – is how the pandemic will end. It’s how respiratory pandemics ended in the past.’

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“We’re going to have to live with it.”

He means his billionaire status?!

Moderna CEO Warns People May Need Fourth Covid Shot (CNBC)

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel on Thursday said the efficacy of boosters against Covid-19 will likely decline over time, and people may need a fourth shot in the fall to increase their protection. Bancel said people who received their boosters last fall will likely have enough protection to get them through the winter, when new infections surge as people gather indoors to escape the cold. However, Bancel said the efficacy of boosters will probably decline over the course of several months, similar to what happened with the first two doses. The Moderna chief was interviewed by Goldman Sachs during the investment bank’s health-care CEO conference. “I will be surprised when we get that data in the coming weeks that it’s holding nicely over time — I would expect that it’s not going to hold great,” Bancel said, referring to the strength of the booster shots.

An unprecedented surge of infections from the highly contagious omicron variant is currently spreading worldwide. In the U.S., the seven-day average is now more than 574,000 new cases daily, according to a CNBC analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. The Moderna CEO said governments, including the U.K. and South Korea, are already ordering the doses in preparation. “I still believe we’re going to need boosters in the fall of ’22 and forward,” Bancel said, adding that people who are older or have underlying health conditions might need annual boosters for years to come. “We have been saying that we believe first this virus is not going away,” Bancel said. “We’re going to have to live with it.”

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Interesting that India sees the same numbers as Indiana. And scary too.

“Although these young adults — including a number of celebrities — typically have “no conventional risk factors,” Indian heart doctors are blaming the mysterious rise in heart attacks on “lifestyle choices.”

Insurance Companies Report 40% Increase in Premature Non-COVID Deaths (CHD)

An Indiana insurance executive dropped a bombshell statistic during an end-of-year virtual news conference, reporting a “stunning” 40% increase in the death rate among 18- to 64-year-old adults compared to pre-pandemic levels. During the same call, OneAmerica’s CEO Scott Davison also described a major uptick in both short- and long-term disability claims. The insurance executive rated the extraordinarily high death rate as “the highest … we have seen in the history of this business,” adding the trend is “consistent across every player in that business.” To further underscore the import of his statements, Davison said, “Just to give you an idea of how bad [40%] is, a … one-in-200 catastrophe would be a 10% increase over pre-pandemic. So 40% is just unheard of.”

Contrary to what the public might assume — given the media’s unremitting coverage of COVID-19 — Davison reported most of the death claims listed causes of death other than COVID. Commenting on the news, Steve Kirsch, executive director of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation, wrote, “It would take something REALLY BIG to have an effect this big.” Moreover, Kirsch said, the culprit would have to be something first introduced in 2021 — “something new … that a huge number of people would be exposed to” — such as COVID shots. Vaccine scientist Dr. Robert Malone and statistician Jessica Rose, Ph.D., agreed that experimental COVID injections should be considered prime suspects.

[..] While claiming not to have a breakdown of causes, an Indiana hospital association official noted that the majority of intensive care patients are in the hospital for illnesses and conditions having nothing to do with COVID. In a September study described as “narrative-shattering,” Harvard, Tufts and Veterans Affairs researchers reported that approximately half of hospitalized patients “showing up on COVID-data dashboards in 2021” had likely been admitted “for another reason entirely.”

[..] By revenue, the U.S. has the largest insurance industry in the world, valued in 2020 at $1.28 trillion. Financial analysts deem life insurance — which represents 49% of total premiums paid — to be “one of the most profitable industries in the world.” More than half (52%) of American adults have life insurance, including group coverage of the type underwritten by OneAmerica. The face value of life insurance policy purchases in the U.S. is $3.29 trillion. One of the key determinants of life insurance profitability is the accurate assessment of mortality risk by actuaries, and notably, proper accounting of premature death risks. Reports for 2020 indicate life insurers took an unexpected hit from claims associated with “COVID-19” — with an $18 billion drop in “net gains from operations” in 2020 as compared to 2019.

[..] The Times of India reported in late October that health insurers are seeing a “huge surge in non-COVID claims.” Again citing the magic number of 40%, the head of interventional cardiology at a Mumbai hospital noted a 40% increase in heart problems — acute coronary syndrome, sudden heart attacks and cardiac arrest — over the previous six to eight months The cardiologist also observed that “even patients who have been stable for years are coming in with acute heart emergencies.” That same month, the New Indian Express reported on widespread concern about the growing prevalence of heart attacks in those under age 45. Although these young adults — including a number of celebrities — typically have “no conventional risk factors,” Indian heart doctors are blaming the mysterious rise in heart attacks on “lifestyle choices.”

Around the same time in late December that OneAmerica’s Davison shared his remarks, Fortune India reported on data from the nation’s Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority showing a 41% increase (there’s that number again) in death claims in fiscal year 2021. In comparison, death claims rose by 11% in fiscal year 2020. Describing the increase in non-COVID-19 deaths, a life insurance executive suggested the industry might end up posting “a 200-300% increase in claims” for 2021. For now, however, 18 of the 24 life insurance companies operating in India in 2020-21 are reporting profits.

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“I am recording 8-10 podcasts and TV interviews a day. If I could clone me, I could do five times that number.”

Surviving In The Age Of Censorship, Propaganda And Cancel Culture (Malone)

So, not that what happens to me is so special – but last night Linkedin decided I was not a fit human to be on their platform. In another blink of an eye of big tech, Linkin flushed my 30,000 connections and de-platformed me. No explanations, no warnings were given. I can say that I rarely post anything on Link-in that is controversial anymore, since they de-platformed me, re-instated me and then apologized for it last summer. This was not a surprise – just more of the same censorship that is happening everywhere. All I can do at this point is laugh about it. This is about resiliency: like water off a duck’s back. In two weeks since Twitter de-platformed me, my GETTR account has gone over 212,000 followers. Other social media venues are doing well also. My Substack is over 100,000 people. My Gab account is 88,000 strong.

My fan run telegram account also has 189,000 subscribers. I am recording 8-10 podcasts and TV interviews a day. If I could clone me, I could do five times that number. I will not let my voice be silenced, because the cause is too great. I can only hope with the linkedin censorship: my voice, your voice – all of us will unite and find a common path forward to stop the propaganda madness being driven by the oligarchs who control big tech, big media and big pharma. Remember, The oligarchy are using cancel culture to control us. On Joe Rogan last week, I spoke of Mass Formation and how the hypnotized are fully bought into the idea that vaccine mandates for a leaky vaccine with poor efficacy against Omicron was a mass formation hypnotic event. This idea went viral on the internet and the topic of “mass formation” skyrocketed in the search engines. This is when google decided to manually edit the search results.

What happened is not important in the context of “me,” but what it shows is that Google has become the “minister of truth.” Free speech can only occur when all voices are allowed to be heard. This is no longer about COVID-19, this is about control of what we are allowed to think, believe and speak about. The question is why are the oligarchs so scared of me? Of Peter? Of physicians who advocate for early treatment? Of you? Let’s face it, it is because our combined efforts to stop the illegal mandates, to stop the jabbing of children with experimental vaccines and to stop the propaganda and censorship is having an impact. It is because we are all realizing how the Internet is being controlled to influence us in how we think.

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Huge budget cuts pre-Covid, fire non-vaxxed staff, and lo and behold…

Military Deployed At London Hospitals Due To Omicron Staff Shortages (G.)

The armed forces are being deployed to help hospitals in London deal with a surge in Covid patients because the Omicron variant is leaving so many staff sick and unable to work. Of the 200 military personnel involved, 40 are doctors who will help NHS staff look after patients. The other 160 personnel, who have no medical training, will check in patients, ensure stocks are maintained and would also be “conducting basic checks”, the Ministry of Defence said. Some have already started work and they are expected to support the NHS in the capital until the end of the month. The announcement comes two days after Boris Johnson said he hopes England can “ride out” the current wave of Covid-19 without further restrictions, but did acknowledge parts of the NHS would feel “temporarily overwhelmed” by Omicron.

Health union leaders, although grateful for the help, have said this latest move means the government can no longer be “dismissive” of concerns about “delivering safe care”. Thousands of NHS staff have been off work each week in London, which last month became the first part of the country to see a huge wave of Covid cases caused by the new strain, leaving hospitals struggling to cope with unprecedented levels of staff absence. Chris Hopson, the chief executive of hospitals group NHS Providers, welcomed the assistance from personnel from what is thought to be all three armed forces. But he said that their arrival underlined the extent of NHS understaffing. “Trust leaders will welcome the support of colleagues from the armed forces during what continues to be an incredibly challenging time for the NHS in London.

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A union very divided.

Destroying a Democracy to Save it (Turley)

This week, Democratic lawyer Marc Elias predicted that 2022 would bring a renewed interest in disqualifying Republican members from office based on an obscure Civil War-era provision. Elias — the former Hilary Clinton campaign general counsel — is a well-known figure in Washington who has been prominently featured in the ongoing investigation of Special Counsel John Durham. Elias has founded a self-described “pro-democracy” group that challenges Republican voting laws and pledges to “shape our elections and democratic institutions for years to come.” In the age of rage, nothing says democracy like preventing people from running for office. Elias and others are suggesting that — rather than defeat Republicans at the polls — Democrats in Congress could disqualify the Republicans for supporting or encouraging the Jan. 6 “insurrection.”

Last year, Democratic members called for the disqualification of dozens of Republicans. One, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) demanded the disqualification of the 120 House Republicans — including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy(R-Calif.) — for simply signing a “Friend of the Court brief” (or amicus brief) in support of an election challenge from Texas. These members and activists have latched upon the long-dormant provision in Section 3 of the 14th Amendment — the “disqualification clause” — which was written after the 39th Congress convened in December 1865 and many members were shocked to see Alexander Stephens, the Confederate vice president, waiting to take a seat with an array of other former Confederate senators and military officers.

Justin Reade of the North Carolina Supreme Court later explained, “[t]he idea [was] that one who had taken an oath to support the Constitution and violated it, ought to be excluded from taking it again.” So, members drafted a provision that declared that “No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”

By declaring the Jan. 6th riot an “insurrection,” some Democratic members of Congress and liberal activists hope to bar incumbent Republicans from running. Even support for court filings is now being declared an act of rebellion. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) helped fuel this movement — before Jan. 6 even occurred — by declaring that the Republicans supporting election challenges were “subverting the Constitution by their reckless and fruitless assault on our democracy which threatens to seriously erode public trust in our most sacred democratic institutions, and to set back our progress on the urgent challenges ahead.”

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Better find something before the midterms. Take full credit for Omicron ending the pandemic.

Biden’s Approval Rating Crashes To 24% With Independents (DC)

President Joe Biden’s approval ratings with crucial swing voters hit a new low, with only 24% of Independents approving of the president’s job, a new Civiqs poll found. The Jan. 4 poll found that nationally, 56% of registered voters disapprove of how Biden is handling his job as president. That number is up more than 10% from when Biden was first sworn in on Inauguration Day, with 43% of voters disapproving. Out of all fifty states, only three (Hawaii, Massachusetts and Vermont) approve of the president’s performance. Biden is also trailing in approval ratings across all four age demographics: 18-34, 35-49, 50-64, and 65+. Among those 18 to 34 years old, Biden’s approval rating is the lowest at 27%, with 58% disapproving.

The Civiqs poll, broken down party lines, found 96% of Republicans disapprove, while 73% of Democrats approve of the 46th president’s job performance. Black voters gave Biden a 63% approval rating, while Hispanic voters appear to be tightening the gap between approval and disapproval. Forty-eight percent of Hispanic voters approve, while 42% disapprove. A poll from The Wall Street Journal found Republicans have made rapid gains with the Hispanic voting demographic. When asked in December which party they would back if the 2022 Congressional midterm election were today, 37% of Hispanic voters said they would support the Republican congressional candidate, and 37% said they would favor the Democrat. Democratic pollster John Anzalone, whose company conducted The Wall Street Journal Poll ,along with the firm of Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio, said the Hispanic vote is something “we’re going to have to fight for.”

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“While CBS acknowledged in its report that Americans “widely call it a protest that went too far,” the liberal network significantly downplayed the bipartisan nature of that response.”

Strong Bipartisan Agreement Jan. 6 Was ‘A Protest That Went Too Far’ (Fox)

A poll released this week by CBS News is drawing scrutiny on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill. The poll, conducted by CBS News and YouGov from Dec. 27-Dec. 30 asked Americans “What happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021?” “Descriptions of what happened are also similar to how they were a year ago after it happened,” CBS News wrote in its article on Sunday. “People widely call it a protest that went too far, but how much further becomes more partisan. Most Americans — including most Democrats, but just a fifth of Republicans — call it an insurrection and describe it as an attempt to overturn the election and the government.”

The graphic presented four options to the question as well as the results broken down by party affiliation. 85% of Democrats viewed Jan. 6 as “an insurrection” or “trying to overthrow” the government while only 21% and 18% of Republicans agreed respectively. Meanwhile, the graphic showed that 47% of Republicans viewed Jan. 6 as “patriotism” and 56% viewed it as “defending freedom,” something less than 13% of Democrats agreed with. The margin of error was plus or minus 2.6 points. While CBS acknowledged in its report that Americans “widely call it a protest that went too far,” the liberal network significantly downplayed the bipartisan nature of that response.

For starters, “a protest that went too far” was the overwhelming favorite of the 2,046 Americans who were polled with 76% agreeing with that characterization of Jan. 6. The second most popular result was “trying to overturn the election and keep Donald Trump in power” with 63%. Both of those options were omitted in the graphic bolstered by CBS. Meanwhile, “an insurrection,” which came at a distant third with 55% of Americans was kept in the graphic among the others which polled even less popular. Among those who said Jan. 6 was “a protest that went too far,” a whopping 80% were Republicans and 69% were Democrats. Those who described themselves as Trump voters felt that way even more so with 84% while 70% of Biden voters felt the same. Notably, 80% of independents also described Jan. 6 as a “protest that went too far” while only 56% said it was “an insurrection.”

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Ivory Hecker did this video portrait in November 2021.

The Man Who Became the Face of January 6 (Ivory Hecker)

When I discovered Instagram had an algorithm in place to immediately remove key videos of Jacob Chansley calling for peace inside the US Capitol, I realized January 6 was one of the topics being subjected to intense efforts to manipulate the truth. That’s when I took up Chansley’s story. It is my goal after leaving the corporate news to show the public the truth where media corporations try to manipulate the truth. This report includes several key videos subjected to widespread censorship as well as interviews with Chansley’s friends and family. Today Chansley was sentenced to prison for entering the Capitol. While prosecutors couldn’t accuse him of violence, they told the judge today that his words “were not peaceful.” He’ll be in prison through 2024.

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    Titian The rape of Europe 1560-62   • Calling Omicron ‘Mild’ A Mistake, Warns WHO (Y!) • Current US Covid Death Rate Is Half That Of January 2021
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle January 7 2022]

    V. Arnold

    Titian The rape of Europe 1560-62

    …awesome painting with a facinating title…

    …daily reads have become the nests of insanity…
    …nothing I can possibly add would counter that nutso world, prevalent in every post across the intertubes…
    Dump this crasy shit and find your sanity in the real world…
    The real world has nothing to do with the intertubes…

    Dr. D

    There’s step one: Powell tries to appear like a hawk. Let’s see how far he gets. He couldn’t even suggest, much less act, without a taper tantrum.

    If you’re not inside baseball, one key element can’t be reversed: we’re at zero rates and also zero reserves. That’s like replacing Santa’s reindeer with two goats and a dog: the whole underlying structure, history, and action will be different than usual. Second is, no one believes he’ll taper at all. He’ll shut off one fix-er-up-chappie, and create another one out of sight with a new name to replace it.

    But we play games one move at a time.

    Like Bitcoins, warning of breakdown, now breakdown, looking for the buy. We’re already near 100% gain back to previous highs, so here’s your chance. You’ll need it for chicken and gas, Brandon.

    “Homeland Security: No Known “Threats” ahead of Capitol Hill Anniversary: “But at the same time we are… at a heightened level of threat…”

    Of course you are. A threat that you might get fired for not having anything to do, and for 21 years, never doing the job you DO have to do. A threat to my paycheck is a threat to America!

    Remember Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld and their box of double-thick crayons? What is it today boys? Orange? Or Yellow? Anyone remember nothing happened, it was 8, then 16 years of solid, non-stop lies from the government? Ask Geronimo what government words and promises mean. Or Russell Means. The only threat to democracy is you.

    Macron: let’s take it this way: “Since there are non-stop riots I can’t stop, then they’re riots I WANTED. I’m MAKING you riot, ordering you to riot on purpose, and you’re all under MY control. It was always my intent to piss you off and you’re falling for it suckers! Bwahahaha.” Uh-huh. Ravings of the mentally ill and incompetent. Don’t think we didn’t notice. What does he think? Reverse psychology? “Oh I LOVE higher gas prices and shooting out the eyes for French women now! You’ve got my vote.”

    “Current US Covid Death Rate Is Half that of January 2021 (DM) “

    But the overall death rate is substantially higher. This is what happens when you’re at war with China, and let them run your pharmaceutical, health, and college system for you. Hey, we outsourced that. What could go wrong?

    For ol’ Deflationista, the higher the vaccine rate is, the higher the death rate seems to be in both in time and location. Have any thoughts on this? A: STOP ASKING QUESTIONS! My cousin said, his mother said, your brother said, that you’re a poopy-pants! Therefore: there is no death rate.

    “ Moderna CEO Warns People May Need Fourth Covid Shot (CNBC)”

    Moderna warns people that time exists and this event is in the PAST, not the possible future. In other news, he warns there may be vaccine passports, internment camps, and we’ll arrest children, foreigners, and shut off food to black people. Wait: is he a conspiracy theorist? Because everything he says comes true.

    Insurance Companies Report 40% Increase in Premature Non-COVID Deaths (CHD)”

    Totally believe, but I’m looking for proper support of this. Since it should be everywhere, it won’t be that hard. Also “40%” is not that much. It’s not every other person, but a slight increase in the usual rate. Anyway, one guy here was asking “Where’s your so-called Antibody-dependent Enhancement?” Right there buddy. It’s like what, a 10-sigma anomaly? 1 in 100,000-year outlier? You can see it from space if you look. Answer “No it isn’t. Everyone just ate an extra cheeseburger since exactly September of exactly 2020. Especially every sports star in every and only those vaccinated countries.

    40 are doctors who will help NHS staff look after patients.”

    Contrary to magical belief, when the “Government” sends a doctor, he is not fabricated in a cave by magic elves. That doctor was simply transferred from his previous job to a new location. So there is a medical hole in the office he just came from, leaving big military unreadiness open in the ranks. ‘Just sayin’. This was twice as true for U.S. National Guard, since they are “volunteers” in a way, and therefore civilian doctors already. So we took a Doctor from Indianapolis and through the magic of government, deployed him to Indianapolis! But at 50% higher support costs and 30% disruption of the new office he’s in, as well as the 90%% disruption of the office he’s from.

    So tell me again how you’re going to fire everyone with natural immunity and replace them with magic pixie dust. Here’s a clue: things require WORK.

    This is, of course, the same with every government action. We ALLOCATE resources, we do not invent them.

    So anyway, any discussion about the NHS, how they were collapsed even before Covid, and were bankrupting the state? No? Not here either. Not even for the 1,000 ICU beds they erased AFTER Covid began. But like ‘08, HUGE BONUSES! More bonuses than bailouts even! More than the GDPs of small countries! ‘Cause we PMCs are doing the bestest-jobbie evah! #Winning!

    “Insurrection or rebellion against the same,”

    Asking for a judicial review following established legal process is now treason. Because there was nothing to find! That’s how we know there was nothing and it was perfectly, super-squeaky clean: because we will find, arrest, and hang you if you even ASK. Now SHUT UP AND VOTE AS YOU’RE TOLD.

    Biden at 24%. 24? First I doubt it’s that low. But second you ain’t seen nothing yet.

    The insurrection simply shows that Americans are retarded. So…200,000 rioters and insurrectionists show up, 95% hard-core Republicans and Trump fans, so each owning 3 guns apiece on average. They go to the Capital to violent overthrow the government, having brought…Zero guns. “Aw Clevis, I thut YOU ware bringin’ the guns! NOW how we a’gonna kill thet there Mike Pence?” …Meanwhile we have camera footage of all the magnetic building locks being opened, police taking selfies, barricades being removed, AntiFa members instigating wildly on camera, and after 10 requests in the month preceding, including personal entreaties to Nancy Pelosi, no national guard or support security allowed.

    Oh, and the bomber, with his cell phone still missing, Epps still unidicted, the FBI still refusing to describe what/if agents were there, and 100% of all D.C. camera footage still locked up and illegally refused from all the arrested peoples’ defense attorneys. …Because it demonstrates that their clients are guilty, of course, and the D.C. police were exemplary. That’s always why the government prevents trials and withholds evidence.

    You know, like Pfizer! When the test results are awesome, we always lock up the data for 75 years and arrest anyone who asks questions.

    Okay, 200,000 people. 600,000 guns. Zero guns brought, much less used. Any questions about your “insurrection”?

    “You don’t go to BOMBAY to be a movie star Gonzo, you go to Hollywood!”
    “Yes, but that would be doing it the EASY way!”

    I can only assume they were going to overthrow the country with sweaters and plastic spoons.

    Now let’s talk about the real overthrow, the crack of the financial system. Anyone seen Turkey lately? You have binoculars, Raul?

    those darned kids


    judge says not 500 pfizer pages per month, but 55,000.


    First off I am not a supporter of experimental vaccines but we seem to have polarised into two extreme positions. What is lost in the middle is how serious is COVID-19?
    As I have posted before, this is not about the number of deaths, it is about morbidity, what is the long term consequence of infection?
    Reports in the UK yesterday indicate 1.3M suffers from Long-COVID https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-59895598
    The neoliberal anti vaxxers have read many times dismiss this as a mental issue. I know of people with the physical issues and it is not a fiction, serious disability is being inflicted by COVID even in its mild form.
    Now we have Omicron whose evolution has been a completely different path to previous versions, in fact links directly back to the Wuhan wild variant. How did it come about? A question that should be answered, along with the origin of the original variant. Omicron is nearly total human host immune evasive. It has new cellular pathway entries from the ACE2 of previous variants allowing quicker access to the host. It may be mild but it may be two years before we know what the implications of infection are. You may never know you have contracted HIV but once the virus is in the system the compromise of the immune system will lead to serious consequences.
    Unfortunately time will tell. It may be the start of a dystopian future of mass surveillance, out of control big Pharma and government or the slow quiet cull of the vast majority of the human race.


    I would fully have beers with Jacob Chansley.

    Any day

    Veracious Poet

    Is it mass formation hypnosis, mass psychosis, or something worse?

    VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Who Are The Real Insurrectionists?

    Recently, Democrats have been despondent over President Joe Biden’s sinking poll numbers. His policies on the economy, energy, foreign policy, the border and COVID-19 all have lost majority support.

    As a result, the Left now variously alleges that either in 2022, when they expect to lose the Congress, or in 2024, when they fear losing the presidency, Republicans will “destroy democracy” or stage a coup.

    A cynic might suggest that they praise democracy when they get elected, only to claim it is broken when they lose. Or they hope to avoid their defeat by trying to terrify the electorate. Or they mask their own revolutionary propensities by projecting them onto their opponents.

    After all, who is trying to federalize election laws in national elections contrary to the spirit of the Constitution? Who wishes to repeal or circumvent the Electoral College? Who wishes to destroy the more than 180-year-old Senate filibuster, the over 150-year-old nine-justice Supreme Court and the more than 60-year-old 50-state union?

    Who is attacking the founding constitutional idea of two senators per state?

    The Constitution also clearly states that “When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside.” Who slammed through the impeachment of former president Donald Trump without a presiding chief justice?

    Never had a president been either impeached twice or tried in the Senate as a private citizen. Who did both?

    The Left further broke prior precedent by impeaching Trump without a special counsel’s report, formal hearings, witnesses and cross-examinations.

    Who exactly is violating federal civil rights legislation?

    New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in December decided to ration potentially lifesaving new COVID-19 medicines, partially on the basis of race, in the name of “equity.”

    The agency also allegedly used racial preferences to determine who would be first tested for COVID-19. Yet such racial discrimination seems in direct violation of various title clauses of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

    That law makes it clear that no public agency can use race to deny “equal utilization of any public facility which is owned, operated, or managed by or on behalf of any State or subdivision thereof.” Who is behind the new racial discrimination?

    In summer 2020, many local and state-mandated quarantines and bans on public assemblies were simply ignored with impunity – if demonstrators were associated with Black Lives Matter or protesting the police.

    Currently, the Biden administration is also flagrantly embracing the neo-Confederate idea of nullifying federal law.

    The Biden administration has allowed nearly 2 million foreign nationals to enter the United States illegally across the southern border – in hopes they will soon be loyal constituents.

    The administration has not asked illegal entrants either to be tested for or vaccinated against COVID-19. Yet all U.S. citizens in the military and employed by the federal government are threatened with dismissal if they fail to become vaccinated.

    Such selective exemption of lawbreaking non-U.S. citizens, but not millions of U.S. citizens, seems in conflict with the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

    After entering the United States illegally, millions of immigrants are protected by some 550 “sanctuary city” jurisdictions. These revolutionary areas all brazenly nullify immigration law by refusing to allow federal immigration authorities to deport illegal immigrant lawbreakers.

    At various times in our nation’s history – 1832, 1861-65, and 1961-63 – America was either racked by internal violence or fought a civil war over similar state nullification of federal laws.

    In the last five years, we have indeed seen many internal threats to democracy.

    Hillary Clinton hired a foreign national to concoct a dossier of dirt against her presidential opponent. She disguised her own role by projecting her efforts to use Russian sources onto Trump. She used her contacts in government and media to seed the dossier to create a national hysteria about “Russian collusion.”

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has violated rules governing the chain of command. Some retired officers violated Article 88 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice by slandering their commander-in-chief. Others publicly were on record calling for the military to intervene to remove an elected president.

    Some of the nation’s top officials in the FBI and intelligence committee have misled or lied under oath either to federal investigators or the U.S. Congress, again, mostly with impunity.

    All these sustained revolutionary activities were justified as necessary to achieve the supposedly noble ends of removing Trump.

    The result is Third World-like jurisprudence in America aimed at rewarding friends and punishing enemies, masked by service to social justice.

    We are in a dangerous revolutionary cycle. But the threat is not so much from loud, buffoonish one-day rioters on January 6. Such clownish characters did not for 120 days loot, burn, attack courthouses and police precincts, cause over 30 deaths, injure 2,000 policemen, and destroy at least $2 billion in property – all under the banner of revolutionary justice.

    Even more ominously, stone-cold sober elites are systematically waging an insidious revolution in the shadows that seeks to dismantle America’s institutions and the rule of law as we have known them.


    Doc Robinson

    • Calling Omicron ‘Mild’ A Mistake, Warns WHO (Y!)

    The WHO has previously reported (in 2020 for the example below) that most Covid infections are “mild.”

    For COVID-19, data to date suggest that 80% of infections are mild or asymptomatic… For most people, COVID-19 infection will cause mild illness however, it can make some people very ill and, in some people, it can be fatal. Older people, and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease or diabetes) are at risk for severe disease.

    World Health Organization (WHO)
    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Situation Report – 46


    Doc Robinson

    In Israel last week, the first Omicron death was reported (out of 1,741 detected Omicron cases). The woman who died was fully vaxxed and boosted.

    An earlier suspected Omicron death in Israel turned out to be a Delta variant infection.

    The Health Ministry on Tuesday announced the death of a woman from a suspected Omicron infection, as it confirmed over 600 more cases of the new coronavirus variant.

    The woman had been vaccinated against COVID-19 and had received a booster shot, according to a ministry statement.

    If verified, the woman would be the first Omicron fatality recorded in Israel. A reported death from Omicron last week was later clarified to have been caused by the Delta strain of coronavirus.

    The Health Ministry statement said 623 new Omicron cases were confirmed in the past day, bringing the number of Omicron infections since the variant was first detected in Israel to 1,741.



    “Why are the unvaccinated dying after NOT getting the 1st dose?”
    “…unvaccinated mortality rates peak at the same time as the vaccine rollout peaks for the age group, then falls and closes in on the vaccinated. This is not natural”


    Thanks for the post, Vicious Poet.
    Or they mask their own revolutionary propensities by projecting them onto their opponents.
    The pervasive usage of “democracy” is of itself, anti-Constitutional. I listened to a PBS segment yesterday, “democracy” was in every other statement. I’m starting to find it ominous and threatening, not inadvertent.

    Mister Roboto

    I have some information about that infamous m1 money-supply graph that I think I first saw here that appears to show money printed to an extent that shows an instantaneous quadrupling of that particular measure of the amount of money in circulation. Yes, there has been a big increase in money printing, but that graph gives a distorted picture. You see, savings account deposits are now included as part of the m1 money-supply, bringing it much closer to the m2 measurement, so when this change went into effect, the amount of money appeared to radically, instantly increase.

    When you look at a graph for the past roughly four years of the m2 money-supply, the definition of which hasn’t changed during that time, you will see that the rate of increase between mid-March 2020 until now (let’s just say up to mid-January 2022) reflects a three times faster rate of increase of that money supply compared to March 2018 to March 2020. But the instantaneous quadrupling of the money supply didn’t happen, and would have certainly immediately tanked the US Dollar if it had!

    Doc Robinson

    • Insurance Companies Report 40% Increase in Premature Non-COVID Deaths (CHD)

    An insurance industry newsletter reported some details about this 40% increase, along with some data from other insurance companies reporting “similar increases in life insurance claims for working-age people.”

    Death claims for the insurance company Primerica, for example, were up 50% in 2021 when compared to 2019. Their 2021 death claims were about 24% higher than in 2020.

    Extrapolating from Primerica’s and Met Life’s death claims data, US insurers paid an estimated $32-35 billion in “pandemic related claims.”

    J. Scott Davison, the CEO of OneAmerica, said last week at an online press conference organized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Hospital Association that the death rate of people ages 18 through 64 is now 40% higher than normal, and well above what the life insurer had believed to be the 1-in-200-year-event level.

    “We’re seeing right now the highest death rates we have ever seen in the history of this business,” Davison said.

    Death rates climbed in the third quarter of 2021 and have stayed high, and group disability insurance claim rates are also up, Davison said.

    Other term life issuers appear to be seeing similar increases in life insurance claims for working-age people, he added…

    Primerica also said it paid $2.1 billion in term life death claims in 2021. That’s up from $1.7 billion in spending on death claims and other forms of term life benefits in 2020, and up from $1.4 billion in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic begin…

    Primerica has accounted for a 2% share of U.S. life insurance death benefits payments in recent years. The $700 million extra the insurer has spent on life claims resulting from COVID-19 and pandemic-related disruption implies that U.S. life insurers as a whole may have paid about $35 billion in pandemic-related claims since early 2020. In November 2021, when life insurers were releasing their third-quarter earnings, death claim figures from MetLife implied that life insurers might have paid about $32 billion in pandemic-related claims as of the end of the third quarter.


    Mister Roboto

    Here is the m2 money supply according to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.


    Outbreaks in “care homes”. The seniors are dying. Ontario will give 4th dose to seniors


    According to the latest data released by the province, there are at least 254 ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care homes in Ontario. Six residents of long-term care homes in the province have died of COVID-19 in the past week.

    “Many of these individuals are now likely becoming increasingly more susceptible to COVID-19 infection due to waning immunity from their previous doses,” Dr. Kieran Moore told reporters at a news conference last week.

    Our leaders are losing “it”


    Jan. 06 Memorial

    I blame the news media for driving our leaders/snobs over the edge. The news media only had to shove a microphone in their face for everyone to become babbling idiots. It was painful to watch our leaders trample their brain and lose their respect in front of everyone.
    The USA did not need, Russia, China, or anyone else to fall off/jump off their perch.

    Meanwhile ….
    …. we are all realizing how the Internet is being controlled to influence us in how we think.


    TAE is a gathering of similar rebel thinkers


    Hmmm. While this is being played as vax / anti-vax I do not see informed consent (which is not anti-vax) as an extreme position. Safe and effective vaccines is the extreme position.

    Figmund Sreud

    Vaxxters News for today:

    Johnson & Johnson: The company said on Thursday that a real-world study showed its single shot COVID-19 vaccine protects against breakthrough infections and hospitalizations for up to six months. The study, sponsored by the vaccine developer, was conducted between Jan. 1 and Sept. 7 last year, before the Omicron variant was discovered. It is also yet to be peer-reviewed.

    Moderna Inc: The efficacy of boosters against COVID-19 is likely to decline over the next few months and people may need another shot in the fall of 2022, Moderna Chief Executive Officer Stephane Bancel said at a Goldman Sachs-organized healthcare conference. Bancel said the company is working on a vaccine candidate tailored to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, but is unlikely to be available in the next two months.



    My computer is showing very weirdly messed-up formatting at TAE today. I think it is the age of my computer and not TAE’s website itself. In any case, I am making an attempt to post a comment, although I am not sure it will go through properly.

    Below are some quotes from the amicus brief filed by America’s Frontline Doctors to the Supreme Court in the case against the OSHA mandates. The brief is not long (as these things go), but is very sharp and focused, with footnotes backing up each point. One should take the time to read this in its entirety. One thing I just discovered from reading it is that the vaccines are not only non-sterilizing and not technically vaccines, they are not even actually classified as vaccines by the FDA; they are classed as “therapeutics”, which simply means they are a medical treatment. In the EU, these mRNA shots are classed as “gene therapy medicinal products”.

    Here are some quotes I picked out, with a link to the brief itself at the end.

    amicus brief by America’s Frontline Doctors:


    […] ARGUMENT
    A. Covid-19 injections do not create immunity. They are treatments, not vaccines.

    The uncontroverted medical consensus is that existing Covid-19 injections do not prevent infection or transmission of the coronavirus; i.e., they do not create immunity in the recipients. This is admitted openly today, including by U.S. Health Agencies, which is why the CDC Director stated on CNN, “What the vaccines can’t do anymore is prevent transmission.”3
    Examples abound [they give quotes from Fauci, several doctors, etc]:

    […] Since they do not create immunity, but are claimed to merely reduce the symptoms of the disease, the so called Covid-19 vaccines are treatments, not vaccines.20 Even the FDA has classified them as “CBER-Regulated Biologics” otherwise known as “therapeutics” which fall under the “Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program.”21

    The FDA’s “therapeutics” classification of the injections is consistent with representations made by Pfizer partner BioNTech to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in its 2020 Annual Report, where it stated with regard to the mRNA technology forming the basis of its Covid-19 injection:

    Although we expect to submit BLAs [biologics license applications] for our mRNA-based product candidates in the United States, and in the European Union, mRNA therapies have been classified as gene therapy medicinal products, and other jurisdictions may consider our mRNA-based product candidates to be new drugs, not biologics or gene therapy medicinal products, and require different marketing applications.22

    Similarly, in its June 30, 2020 Quarterly Report to the SEC, Moderna stated with regard to the mRNA technology underpinning its injection: “Currently, mRNA is considered a gene therapy product by the FDA.”23

    Thus, the medical community, the relevant agencies, and both Pfizer and Moderna — the manufacturers of the dominant injections — recognize that the so- called vaccines are therapeutics, or medical treatments. Since they do not achieve immunization, this conclusion is also consistent with Congress’ definition of vaccines in establishing the National Vaccine Program in 1986: the “prevention of human infectious diseases through immunization.”24 Accordingly, we herein refer to the Covid-19 “vaccines” as Covid-19 injections.

    […] The OSHA ETS fails to take any of these differences into account, and simply applies uniformly to everyone working for a company employing 100 people or more. It is indeed a sledgehammer approach.

    b. The ETS fails to consider natural immunity.

    Perhaps most concerning is that the ETS completely ignores natural immunity. Universal principles of virology and immunology teach us that immunity from natural infection is the most complete, most robust, and most durable.30 Consistent with this principle, the evidence establishes that natural immunity acquired by those who have been infected with and recovered from Covid-19 (the “Covid-19 Recovered”) acquire complete and lifelong immunity.31 Indeed, The Cleveland Clinic found the following: “Individuals who have had SARS-CoV-2 infection are unlikely to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination.”32

    There is no evidence to support the argument that the Covid-19 Recovered lose their immunity. In fact, there is substantial evidence suggesting it will be lifelong.33,34 Such evidence includes: University of Washington scientists discovered that prior infection35 with the original SARS-CoV-136 (which is approximately 78 percent identical to SARS-Cov-2) conferred natural immunity that is robust against the current SARS-CoV-2 eighteen years later;37 The Lancet reports that “infection does protect against reinfection;”38 SCIENCE reports: “Substantial immune memory is generated after natural infection with COVID-19, involving all four major types of immune memory”;39 and Nature reports: “SARS-CoV-2 infection induces long-lived bone marrow plasma cells in humans.”40

    The Covid-19 Recovered are now more than half of the U.S. population. “As of July 1, 2021, about 53.8% of the 330 million people living in the U.S. have been infected with SARS-CoV-2….”41 In December 2021, this number exceeds 200 million people. The OSHA ETS, however, fails to account for the more than 50 percent of the population that is now naturally immune. Far from being narrowly tailored, it is ludicrously overbroad. In addition, OSHA fails to consider the damage done to those naturally immune people forced to take the injections, who are placed at greater risk of harm from the injections in both the short term and the long term.42 […]



    In Israel last week, the first Omicron death was reported (out of 1,741 detected Omicron cases). The woman who died was fully vaxxed and boosted.

    Doc, interesting, but not confirmed. Don’t think the US and UK cases really were either. It’s been 6 weeks since Omicron first was noted in SA, and it was likely around -and spreading- for (much?!) longer. The US case, IIRC, was 2 weeks ago, the UK one last week. How can they still the only ones, with a disease that spread 10+x faster than the previous one?



    Here is the m2 money supply according to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.

    Does FRED let you make a graph that also includes money velocity?


    Outbreaks in “care homes”. The seniors are dying. Ontario will give 4th dose to seniors

    Prophylactics and -functional and cheap- HEPA air filter systems could have prevented much of this. Betcha neither were/are available. Welcome to square one.


    Mr. Roboto,
    John Titus has a very detailed explanation of the move in the M1 money chart and savings and its import on his Best Evidence youtube channel, “Larry & Carstens’ Excellent Pandemic,”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOEvurCVuk In a nutshell, it means the Fed is federalizing savings, moving them out of the commercial bank sector.



    ..this is not about the number of deaths, it is about morbidity, what is the long term consequence of infection?

    It is not useful to discuss this without including the long term consequence of injection.

    The neoliberal anti vaxxers have read many times dismiss this as a mental issue. I know of people with the physical issues and it is not a fiction

    I like the term “neoliberal anti vaxxers”, but I don’t know whop they are, or why they would matter. I thought anti vaxxers are all conservatives.

    Omicron is nearly total human host immune evasive.

    Our innate immune system, or just that constructed by vaccines? We need a question mark here.

    It may be mild but it may be two years before we know what the implications of infection are.

    Same with injection. Ergo: you can’t inject people, and certainly not forcibly.

    Mister Roboto

    Does FRED let you make a graph that also includes money velocity?

    Not that I know of, but economics and finance are not my strong-suit. I found David Collum’s Year In Review pretty much unreadable because he seemed way too interested in just endlessly spanking off showing us how much he knew about the abstruse world of high finance, and it was “all Greek to me”.

    I like the term “neoliberal anti vaxxers”, but I don’t know whop they are, or why they would matter. I thought anti vaxxers are all conservatives.

    Conservatives and weirdos like us. 😉


    Mitch Feierstein wrote Planet Ponzi ten years ago.

    His take away quote of the book:

    “You can never taper a Ponzi”

    The Fed’s been mumbling for a decade they need near zero rates to ‘fight deflation. In the last 6 months it’s turned to full on inflation which is solved by raising interest rates.

    The Fed can’t because ‘You can never taper a Ponzi’

    And the noose tightens.

    A nice wrap up of the Death Throe in the economy is facing going into 2022

    Liars, liars, pants on fire.


    First Denmark’s chief epidemiologist, and now this:


    These people own no Pfizer shares, obviously.


    Sidney Poitier? Really?


    The gateway drug for Hpyerinflation is low interest rates

    Higher interest rates will drive an oak stake through the heart of the Global Ponzi.


    Hospitalisation of children in England is the highest of any time during the entire pandemic

    Yeah, but are they all there just because they tested positive? What lands a person in the hospital these days?


    AE community,

    I am wondering if you can point me in the right direction. You see, here in Ontario, if you contract the virus you are to remain isolated until it is safe to re-enter social situations. Fair enough.

    However, our prov gov’t has set a 5 day quarantine for those contracting the virus who are vaxxed and a 10 day quarantine for the ( dirty ) unvaxxed.

    My hope is that, given the mental resources brought to this blog community, someone can point me to the scientific ( REAL SCIENCE ) paper(s) that validate this discriminatory ( imv) diktat.

    Thanks in advance friends.


    And you’re thinking: can it get any worse? Well, in Canada, it can. This must be the most brainless thing I’ve ever seen. Let’s use a blackish girl and a white down syndrome kid to show you how great vaxxing children is. People get paid lots of money to come up with the concept, and then others get paid even more to “make it reality”.


    M2 and Money stock?


    OK that FailedI just tried to upload your Graph.


    You can add it if you do the following:
    1. Click on “Edit Graph”
    2. Click on “Add Line”
    3. In the search box add the extra linen you want.



    Omicron is the path to take 5 days of paid vacation sick pay. Omicron is a welcomed reason/proof to oppose the vaccine mandate and the vaccine card.


    We here – yes I am speaking for others – don’t need to be ridiculed for our position and at this stage in the game we can’t be swayed as the burden of evidence is against you.

    See why we stick with facts and evidence now?

    Oh. Is that what you are doing?!? “Sticking with facts and evidence”? The burden of evidence is on others?

    Maybe you really do try to prove your own narrative wrong? I don’t think you do. Maybe this will help you along the way?


    Mass formation psychosis?

    Is it possible that YOU, this group, is part of some mass psychosis? Has that question even crossed your mind?

    Of course not! You are the truth keepers!!! You KNOW you are on the right side of things! History has proven you are! It is everyone else who is the asshole!


    On a morbid note, the tee vee tells me the bodies are stacked up like cord wood,,,,cord wood, I tells ya! Might not be so bad, though, ‘cause lots of folks are buying wood stoves these days?

    OK, Scotty, ya can beam me up now.


    Yeah, but are they all there just because they tested positive? What lands a person in the hospital these days?

    You seriously think, for even one second, that hospitals, that have no space and are increasingly understaffed, are going to be admitting patients simply because they test positive?

    Or, do you think that maybe, just maybe, when someone is hospitalized, they are sick enough to warrant it?

    Mr. House

    “Is it possible that YOU, this group, is part of some mass psychosis? Has that question even crossed your mind? ”

    What is the mortality rate of covid?

    How is anyone who is not jabbed and not lapping up the hysteria hurting you?

    If you’re jabbed what are you worried about?

    It seems like you blame others for the state of our current circumstances, why? What has anyone done to hurt you? What has anyone who doesn’t follow your guidelines actually done to hurt you?

    Seems to me big gov/corporations imposed these circumstances on the world, weather they were funding gain of function or shutting down the world except for their profit revenues, also don’t forget they bailed themselves out first because they CARES ACT.

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