Feb 142022
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Leonardo da Vinci Saint John the Baptist 1513-16


“If There Were Side Effects, We’d Have Seen Them By Now” (Uncut)
Anti-vaxxers Who Changed Their Minds On Covid Vaccines (G.)
NZ Covid Outbreak ‘Like Nothing We’ve Experienced’: Ardern. Cases Skyrocket (G.)
Pelosi Just Gave The Game Away (CTH)
Zelensky Asks Biden To Visit Ukraine (RT)
Ukrainian Ambassador Says Kiev ‘Might’ Drop Bid To Join NATO (RT)
Putin ‘Doesn’t Give A S*** About Sanctions’ – Russian Diplomat (JTN)
‘Oligarchs’ Flee Ukraine – Media (RT)
Most Democrats Want Hillary Clinton Investigated For Russiagate (Sperry)
Free Speech Becomes Roadkill In The Crackdown On Canadian Truckers (Turley)
Monastiraki Kitchen On Greek TV














Yeah, we have to repeat this all the time, don’t we?

“If There Were Side Effects, We’d Have Seen Them By Now” (Uncut)

Changes to the Online Harms bill threaten prison for anyone spreading what the Government call “Covid disinformation”. Yesterday, the Financial Times newspaper carried a piece on vaccination for children, quoting paediatrician Petter Brodin, who says “vaccination offers safe, more controlled exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 than infection”. He goes on claim that “the jabs also carry a lower risk of unintended consequences”. If more children have a Covid-19 jab after parents read Brodin’s comments and subsequently suffer injuries or death – facts that have been reported to three separate adverse events reporting systems in the UK, EU and US – will Brodin be held responsible? Will he be threatened with prison for “Covid-19 disinformation”? Today, we are helping Petter Brodin by publishing – again – figures from the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency [MHRA], together with real-life accounts from two people severely affected after taking a Covid jab.

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“..kids becoming orphans before their time ..”

The Guardian brings you all the drama that vaccine profits can buy.

Anti-vaxxers Who Changed Their Minds On Covid Vaccines (G.)

Alexis Danielsen sat down and rolled up her sleeve. When the shot went into her arm, one thought flooded her mind: “Finally!” It was May 2021, and she was receiving her first Covid shot – in fact, her first immunization of any kind. She was 39. Danielsen grew up in an anti-vaccine household, views she held well into adulthood. When her son was born, she declined all vaccines for him. Then she hit a personal crisis, and started rethinking all of her beliefs – including on vaccinations. It was like pulling on a thread and watching an entire sweater unravel, she said. “The Covid vaccine was the only logical choice after really re-evaluating what I believe in, what I actually believe is true,” Danielsen said.

Danielsen partly credits her about-face to Lydia Greene and Heather Simpson, the Canada-based founders of Back to the Vax, a support group for people like themselves: one-time vaccine skeptics who’d had a change of heart. “I want to be able to help stop people from going down that road, having been down it myself,” said Greene, now a nursing student. They say their goal is to help families find evidence-based answers to their questions. Vaccine hesitancy was a growing problem even before the pandemic, particularly among parents. Now, nearly one-third of American parents are opposed to vaccinating their children against Covid-19. Although parents still have a lot of questions about vaccines, advocates say that answering them can help.

Online support and in-person community groups can help address longstanding hesitations, some of which arise from poor experiences in the medical system. For example, parents tell Greene they are still waiting for more information to come out on the Covid vaccines before deciding whether to vaccinate their children. “What’s missing is that, in the US right now, millions of children in that age group have been vaccinated and are followed closely with V-Safe and other databases to show the safety of the vaccine,” Greene said. Parents also believe that Covid is mild in children and poses a low risk to them. But kids can suffer from long-term effects – and continued transmission also affects their emotional wellbeing. In the US, more than 167,000 children have lost a caregiver to the virus, Greene said. “We’re seeing this massive epidemic of not just Covid but kids becoming orphans before their time.”

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At least admit that everything you’ve done has utterly failed for 2 years. And go hang your head in shame.

NZ Covid Outbreak ‘Like Nothing We’ve Experienced’: Ardern. Cases Skyrocket (G.)

New Zealand’s prime minister has warned that the country is entering a new phase of its pandemic response that is “like nothing we’ve experienced to date”, as case numbers begin to explode. “We are embarking for the first time in the two years since the start of the outbreak into a period where New Zealanders will see more Covid in the community,” Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. “It is a period of disruption and, I know, of risk and will be like nothing we’ve experienced to date.” Ardern was speaking to reporters after a political reporter produced a positive rapid antigen test moments before the press conference. The empty seats in front of her – and the decision to forge on with the standup regardless – helped illustrate the new era for New Zealand, in which the government expects Omicron to reach every part of the country.

New Zealand has been reporting near-daily record highs in case numbers, as infections begin to hit an exponential growth curve. On Monday, officials announced 981 cases in the community, up from previous all-time highs of 810 on Sunday and 454 the day before. The latest additions mean there are 4,960 active cases recorded across Aotearoa – but experts say the true number is likely much higher, given the lag in test results, and the fact testing is only advised for those with symptoms or who have been a direct contact of a case.

Haka NZ

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Yes, that was obvious. Can’t lose.

Pelosi Just Gave The Game Away (CTH)

We have been looking for this exact political construct and today we got it. Nancy Pelosi appears on ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos to discuss current events. This was all planned in advance. This is guaranteed to be a political pantomime. The first topic is the “Russia-Ukraine crisis,” with Stephanopoulos asking Pelosi directly if she believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is about to invade Ukraine. Nancy Pelosi’s response tells us all we need to hear:

PELOSI: “Well, I think we have to be prepared for it. And that is what the president is — yes, I do believe that he is prepared for an invasion. I also understand why the President of Ukraine wants to keep people calm and that he wants his economy not to suffer. But, on the other hand, if we were not threatening the sanctions and the rest, it would guarantee that Putin would invade. Let’s hope that diplomacy works. It’s about diplomacy deterrence. Diplomacy deterrence. And the president’s made it very clear. There’s a big price to pay for Russia to go there. So, if Russia doesn’t invade, it’s not that he never intended to. It’s just that the sanctions worked.” … “I’m very proud of the work that the president has done.”

Can you see the domestic political scenario that has been created out of thin air? Democrats need a win on something; anything, to shift the narrative and change the reality of their failure into an illusion of success. First, accuse Vladimir Putin of doing something he never intends to do, a fabricated scenario. Second, tell the world you will strongly respond to the fabricated scenario. Third, tell the world the exact date when the fabricated scenario is supposed to happen. Then, when the fabricated scenario never happens, it is because you are so brilliant and strong to have outmaneuvered and cowed the Russians.

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How likely is that?

Zelensky Asks Biden To Visit Ukraine (RT)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on his US counterpart Joe Biden to fly into Kiev “in the coming days.” The invitation, which was made by Zelensky during a phone call with Biden on Sunday, comes as several nations, including the US itself, ordered most of their diplomatic staff out of the Ukrainian capital citing fears of a possible Russian invasion. “I am convinced that your arrival in Kiev in the coming days, which are crucial for stabilizing the situation, will be a powerful signal and contribute to de-escalation,” Zelensky told Biden, according to a statement issued by his press service. As the US, UK, Israel, Australia and other countries have urged their nationals to leave Ukraine by all means available, Zelensky insisted that Kiev, as well as other major Ukrainian cities, were “safe and under reliable protection.”

A trip to the capital, however, does not appear to be on Biden’s schedule, CNN reported, citing US officials saying that such a visit would be “extremely unlikely.” “A senior Ukrainian official” told the channel that Biden gave “no positive response” to the invitation during the call. The White House’s readout of the Sunday call made no mention of the invitation either. It noted only that Biden promised Zelensky to “respond swiftly and decisively, together with its allies and partners, to any further Russian aggression against Ukraine.” Several media outlets have attempted to predict the most likely day for a Russian invasion, with Bloomberg reporting that it would take place as soon as on Wednesday – even though Russia has insisted it has no plans to invade its neighbor.

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Maybe they won’t if Biden visits?

Ukrainian Ambassador Says Kiev ‘Might’ Drop Bid To Join NATO (RT)

Ukraine’s ambassador to the UK Vadym Prystaiko has appeared to raise the possibility that Kiev could give up its bid to join US-led NATO for the sake of preventing a major conflict with Russia, while admitting that such a proposition would go against his country’s principal law. Asked by BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Stephen Nolan on Sunday if his country might “contemplate not joining NATO” to avert a war, Prystaiko responded: “We might, you know, especially [having] been threatened like that, blackmailed by that, and pushed to it.” He then appeared to indicate that some representatives of the military bloc have also rallied behind that option. “You know, we will sometimes hear voices from NATO that ‘Guys, maybe, really, we will be able to avoid…’” the ambassador said, trailing off mid-sentence.

However, Prystaiko then went on to lament the fact that Ukraine is not part of any military alliance at present, unlike some other countries bordering Russia. He noted that Kiev will have to face the music alone if a crisis like the current one spirals into a military conflict. “We will again stay unprotected by anybody, by any friends, not being a member of any alliance, when everybody, all the neighbors of ours, are already in the organization,” the diplomat said, referring to Poland, the Slovak Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey. He argued that these countries’ status as NATO member states “did not change the security of Russia,” insisting that the “addition” of Ukraine wouldn’t change it either.

Asked by Nolan to clarify his remark on NATO so that it is not “lost in translation,” Prystaiko appeared to confirm that Kiev might reconsider its aspirations to join the bloc, but admitted that by saying so he goes “a bit against” the constitution of Ukraine, which since 2019 includes a provision making membership in NATO a strategic goal for the government. “What I’m saying here is that we are flexible, trying to find the best way out. If you have to go through some serious concessions, that’s something we might do, that’s for sure,” the ambassador concluded.

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Translation, remember. But yes, sanctions have made Russia much more independent.

Putin ‘Doesn’t Give A S*** About Sanctions’ – Russian Diplomat (JTN)

Russian leader Vladimir Putin “doesn’t give a s***” about sanctions,” said Russian Ambassador to Sweden Viktor Tatarintsev. The sanctions even helped the Russian economy, the diplomat told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet in an interview published Saturday evening which was translated by The Independent. “Excuse my language, but we don’t give a s*** about all their sanctions,” he told the outlet. “We have already had so many sanctions, and in that sense, they’ve had a positive effect on our economy and agriculture.” U.S. President Joe Biden has threatened sanctions against Russia if it invades Ukraine. The Kremlin is already subject to various sanctions over its 2014 capture of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and human rights abuses, among other things.

“New sanctions are nothing positive but not as bad as the West makes it sound,” Tatarintsev said. “The more the West pushes Russia, the stronger the Russian response will be.” He told the outlet that the sanctions have helped Russia make products that are “just as good.” “We are more self-sufficient and have been able to increase our exports,” Tatarintsev said. “We have no Italian or Swiss cheeses, but we’ve learned to make just as good Russian cheeses using Italian and Swiss recipes.” Even though about 100,000 Russian troops are massed along the Ukrainian border, the diplomat stated that the Kremlin wants to avoid war. “That is our political leadership’s most sincere wish,” he told Aftonbladet. “The last thing people in Russia want is war.”

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The most corrupt country.

‘Oligarchs’ Flee Ukraine – Media (RT)

Local media reports have suggested that an exodus of Ukraine’s richest people, including its so-called ‘oligarchs’, is in full swing. A report published by the Ukrayinska Pravda newspaper on Sunday claimed that “about 20 charters and private jets” departed from Kiev on that day alone. The newspaper noted that one of the private jets spotted leaving Ukrainian airspace on Sunday was allegedly owned by Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Akmetov, whose net worth is estimated at about $7.1 billion, according to Forbes. Pravda reported that the billionaire himself left the country on January 30, however. Ukraine’s second-richest man and fellow steel magnate, Victor Pinchuk, reportedly departed at the end of last month as well.

Both men help to fund The Atlantic Council, a NATO adjacent lobby group, which pushes for Kiev to join the military bloc. Those who Pravda alleged had “fled” Ukraine in the recent days included prominent politician and businessman Vadym Novynskyi, who has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion; Ukraine’s ninth-richest man, Oleksandr Yaroslavsky; former Verkhovna Rada lawmaker and businessman, Vadim Stolar; and several other high-flying figures – many of whom featured in Forbes Ukraine magazine’s list of its 100 richest people. A number of lawmakers also reportedly scrambled to exit Ukraine. The newspaper said, citing sources, that representative of the Eurosceptic Opposition Platform – For Life party and businessman Igor Abramovych booked a private jet for 50 people to transport them to Vienna, Austria.

Some of the people mentioned in the report as having “fled” Ukraine, however, have already dismissed the claim. For instance, businessman and leader of Ukraine is Our Home party Borys Kolesnikov, who, according to Pravda, left the country on Sunday, called the report “fake news.” “The deceitful and habitually manipulative outlet is, as usual, lying. I’m in Kiev, and I’m not going anywhere until March 1 (The Champions League Final, which takes place in Switzerland),” Kolesnikov wrote on Facebook, threatening to sue the newspaper.


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Wishful thinking?

Most Democrats Want Hillary Clinton Investigated For Russiagate (Sperry)

A surprisingly large share of Democrats wants to see Hillary Clinton investigated over her possible role in manufacturing dirt to try to tie Donald Trump to the Kremlin, a new poll shows. The survey, conducted by TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics in New Jersey last month, polled 1,308 Americans about the mushrooming investigation by Special Counsel John Durham into the FBI’s probe of Trump’s alleged links to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. Nearly three out of four of those polled who are following the story said they think it’s important prosecutors investigate Clinton for her role in the Russiagate scandal along with her top campaign advisers. That includes two-thirds — or 66 percent — of the Democrats polled who said they have been keeping up with the case.

That’s up 20 points from this past October, when TIPP asked the same question of a national panel, and indicates the Durham probe may be turning Democratic opinion regarding Clinton and the controversy. Meanwhile, 91 percent of Republicans in the same group and 65 percent of Independents also called for Clinton to specifically be investigated. Durham has already charged Clinton campaign subcontractor Igor Danchenko for allegedly lying about the sourcing behind the debunked so-called Steele dossier he helped compile, which attempted to frame Trump as a Kremlin agent. Danchenko, a former Brookings Institution analyst, completely fabricated the source for the dossier’s most explosive allegations, according to the indictment. It turns out he also allegedly used a Clinton campaign adviser as another key source for other dirt he gathered. Danchenko was arrested in October and has pleaded not guilty.

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“I have attended protests and rallies in the past when I agreed with the goals, when I supported the people expressing their concerns and their issues, Black Lives Matter is an excellent example of that.”

Free Speech Becomes Roadkill In The Crackdown On Canadian Truckers (Turley)

Canada appears to be facing its greatest threat since Benedict Arnold came close to seizing Ottawa in 1775. The source of this “insurrection” and “attack on democracy,” however, is not a foreign government but Canadians who have descended on their own capital to protest continuing COVID-19 mandates. The protest has been peaceful — and highly successful in cutting off key highways. But the most alarming development has not come from the convoy but from the commentary about it, including calls for mass arrests and even vigilantism. The Ottawa Police Services Board chairman has called it a “nationwide insurrection,” adding, “Our city is under siege.”

CNN analyst and Harvard professor Juliette Kayyem was apoplectic at the thought of truckers shutting down roads and interfering with trade. She tweeted out a call to “slash the tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks.” CNN correspondent Paula Newton said this act of civil disobedience was nothing less than a “threat to democracy. An insurrection, sedition.” Blocking streets, occupying buildings and shutting down bridges have long been tactics of protesters. Yet what constitutes a protest or an insurrection often seems to depend on the cause involved. When rioters caused billions of dollars in damages, burned police stations and occupied sections of American cities in the summer of 2020, for example, few in the media declared them to be terrorists or a threat to democracy.

But CNN’s Kayyem once called conservative protesters occupying a state capital to be “domestic terrorists.” GoFundMe, which previously helped fund arrested Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters, froze more than $10 million raised for Canadian truckers to prevent it from being used to support them. After the money was frozen by GoFundMe, supporters switched to GiveSendGo to “adopt a trucker.” The Canadian government then moved successfully to freeze millions of donations to the truckers, and the Supreme Court of Canada approved the freeze in a major blow to free speech and associational rights in Canada.

In the meantime, the government has demonized the convoy. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who praised truckers just two years ago as heroes, has denounced them as “trying to blockade our economy, our democracy.” This is the same Trudeau who praised BLM protesters and stressed that “I have attended protests and rallies in the past when I agreed with the goals, when I supported the people expressing their concerns and their issues, Black Lives Matter is an excellent example of that.”

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Greek national broadcaster ERT did an -almost live- item on the Monastiraki kitchen yesterday. My friend Vasso “translated” part of it. I don’t really know how to make it a separate article. The lovely Filothei is speaking.

Monastiraki Kitchen On Greek TV

She says they do not ask for money but for tomato sauce pasta rice or a voucher for a super market and they send you back the receipt. They also need volunteers to help in food preparation. Their saucepan is for 500 portions every Tuesday at 4.30. Then the reporter asks how the recipients find food the other days of the week and she mentions a place in Peiraeus as well as Allos anthropos. Then she is asked what she sees in the streets as a photographer and she says pain. Also at the beginning she says that they are now in the basement because of the rain.

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    Michael Reid

    Thanks Germ

    global elites are waging war on the masses of the western world

    This fresh interview speaks of Canada’s prime minister and the trucker protests.


    “I’m sorry if I sound ferocious sometimes,”

    Your ferocity never troubles me of itself. It is apt even necessary. But it can turn into something more maudlin than urgently communicative. You start saying things like “I’ve been hollering for years…” and next thing you know there’s something that sounds not unlike a messiah complex woven into your basic communications schtick.

    A messiah complex is hardly a bad thing of itself. It is a virtually divine thing. It wants to heal, save, protect, exalt… great stuff. But it easily devolves into something that overlaps a bunch with “you kids get offa my lawn” and “if it weren’t for all those (blame group of choice)” when the onus remains ever on us, and that stuff works against what the messiah complex is about, see?

    And, as you well know, I ask no quarter and offer none. I am both my own Good Cop and Bad Cop.

    I recall publicly wondering if you were a bot or paid shill. Weird, huh? And oh how rude. You think you can be a cad? I’ll challenge you to a cad contest any day, senor. 😉 But not illogical. Extreme conviction like yours (which I perceive as also having a decent share of courage) can be so blind to itself (points finger at self) that it can come across as automatic and self-serving.

    This, btw, is a part of the path I’ve seen well-intentioned reverends follow to hypocritical disgrace.

    So, there, fwiw.

    those darned kids

    i thought the “liquid death” advert was for pfizer.


    On Ukraine might drop NATO bid – ambassador, top post:



    The meeting between Liz Truss and Lavrov, in Moscow, was a disaster. Nothing was agreed on. Truss spewed some parrotted red lines, mixed up geography, was completely unprepared, totally incompetent. Lavrov, the Saint of Patience, gave up, and was in fine, dismissive, a rare event.

    Imho, the meeting took place so that the Russia Gvmt. could say “We tried!”

    The parallel meeting between Ben Wallace and Shoigu was more professional but had no solid / clear outcome.

    —-> GB, Bojo, trying to act on the World Stage to Posture — We are Important, and in support of the USA, Anglosphere — hoping for trade deals, post-Brexit. (In vain imho.)

    Macron spent 6 hours with Putin, in Moscow.

    (The big distance / banquet table in pix is because Macron refused to do a PCR test!)

    Upon return, Macron announced that Putin had given guarantees Russia would not invade Ukraine. This was an over-interpretation, or exageration, it was denied immediately by Peskov. Macron accomplished nothing. It was hoped by some that at least the prisoner exchange (between Kiev and the ‘Donbass’) laid down in the Minsk agreement would take place. Macron, reportedly (?? ..) did not insist on the Minsk accords being implemented. He proffered (on return to F) some v. strong words about ‘supporting Ukrainian sovereignity’.. (along NATO lines.)

    —> Macron in charge of Nov-Europa, so to speak! As Germany sinks into deeper difficulties (energy, green hysteria, NS 2, covid..) and Macron announces a huge boost to the F nuclear industry.

    Zelensky has said that Russia is not trying to invade Ukraine! So the President of the targetted country denies the agression will take place.

    Top o’ goog-news is the Israel times, 12 feb. https://bit.ly/3BkRjaH

    The US is alone in predicting (pushing, poking, inventing..) a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
    Hopefully, all this hype will fizzle out, tenporary posturing.

    John Day

    I think I saw boscohorowitz making semi-nice to Dr. D.
    Anybody else see that?

    The 24 minute video Germ posted is good for what it deflates (oops, that word), but it does leave out a lot of facts to get there, too. It’s good, but its not an entire picture.
    “Scarlet Fever” went down without vaccines because it is caused by the same strep that causes strep throat, and antibiotics came into broad use, for instance.
    Jenner just wrote up a process that General Washington already performed on Revolutionary War troops, and they were out of action for 6 weeks after, as I recall, but smallpox was rampant in those days and he did it, anyway.
    I do appreciate the bubble-popping, though…


    If you scroll to the bottom of the article there are 1011 listed studies that look like this: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34185045
    It is #965


    TDK I get it. Canadian life time east coaster here. Just a little black humor.


    “I think I saw boscohorowitz making semi-nice to Dr. D.
    Anybody else see that?”

    Doc, I LOVE Dr. D. I kick him out of respect: he can always do better as can I. L:ove is not universal approval: that is merely like. Love is acceptance. I challenge Dr.D the way I do because, to sound corny, with great power comes great responsibility. I know, that’s not a good head trip to place on anyone.

    Anyway, I respect Dr.D an awful lot, and for that very reason, powerfully critique him.

    Being “nice” is a form of mandatory social compliance. Fuck that shit. I’ll be nice an it please ye, and it it bothers a person, either I or they can leave. “Nice” people comply with mandatory vaccinations.

    Dr. D doesn’t need my approval. That’s just a tine ego treat. If Dr. D needs anything from me, he needs respectful honest confrontation. Respect isn’t being nice; it’s being honest while taking the other person seriously.

    Nice people will get you killed, feel bad about it, and go on being “nice”.


    “I’ll be nice an it please ye, and it it bothers a person, either I or they can leave.”

    I’ll be nice an it please me, and if it bothers a person, either I or they can leave.


    “Nice people will get you killed, feel bad about it, and go on being “nice”.”

    That is the driving engine of things like covidiocy, Gold Stars/death camps, etc.

    Be nice uber alles even if it means denying horrible truth.



    Re. your “Bhagavad Gita territory” comment, glad to see a fellow TAE member who has studied the Gita. Curious whether you also read/understand Advaita Vedanta philosophy.


    I’m getting so tired of the covid nonsense.
    Son felt nauseous this morning. He vomited. He is feeling much better. He probably ate something that didn’t agree with him. Historically, when a child vomits he doesn’t go to school for 24 hours. Fine. But, no, this is “covid time.” He had covid over 90 days ago, so, oh, no!, he might have covid again.. He is marked out for 5 days. (At least it isn’t 10 days like it was 4 months ago. Of course, were he vaccinated then he wouldn’t be required to stay out of school.) A negative covid test can get him back into class tomorrow. (At least he doesn’t have to wait until the 5th day to take the test, like 4 months ago.) I didn’t order the free home tests. PCR turnaround is at least 24 hours. I think his father’s household has the home tests, going to pass the buck. The kid needs to be in class, getting his schoolwork done, keeping his grades up. I’ve now ordered the free home tests. They will ship after the government receives them. No, I don’t want the government to unnecessarily have my email address for this purpose, so I guess that I don’t need shipping updates. And yes, I understand that the school policies exist because the school has to prove to the federal government that they are complying with CDC regulations in order to maintain their extra covid-related funding. This is so ridiculous!
    Just get the feds out of the job of funding our schools! When are we going to understand that local control means money raised locally and spent locally? As soon as money leaves the locale, control over the money is lost, and in order to receive it back to fund socially benefecial goods (like education, food stamps, medicaid, medicare, etc.) there will be strings attached and control will be exerted over us. If the locale simply doesn’t have the funds to take care of themselves, then, sure, they’ll need to prostrate themselves and ask for help from surrounding areas. I get it. However, such prostration always comes at the price of loss of a certain amount of control. That is why self-sufficiency leads to independence. Not that there is a problem with interdependence — we are all, technically, part of an “interdependent web” — reality is that we are interdependence, “no man is an island,” and the plants create the oxygen that we breathe. However, for interdependence to work, there needs to be both give and take, dual-directional flows and cycles. (I care for the hens – they give me eggs. I plant the seeds, water them, care for them, they grow and produce fruit and then I harvest…give and take, mutually beneficial for the survival of both.) Interdependence is trade — I trade away (or sell) my surplus and get in return (purchase) something I need that is someone else’s surplus. Dependence on far away people or institutions creates a situation ripe for exploitation of those dependent — because the human processes that deter such exploitation require face-to-face interaction. I know this too well. Life threw me for a few major loops, and I ended up in a situation with three kids to support and I wasn’t positioned well enough to do it on my own. Their father abdicated much of his responsibility by lying to the court. So, yes, food stamps and medicaid, and I prostrate myself and my finances yearly to prove to the feds that the need is there. I look forward to the day when the need is no longer there, the kids are adults and on their own, and I no longer need to open my finances to minute scrutiny annually. At least I recognize the dependence and exploitation for what it is.
    Rant complete.


    Ukraine has been a Congressional money laundering op for many years.

    Especially for Old White Joe and his evil cokehead whore spawn son.

    DC’s pathocrats would have to find another venue to wash their filthy lucre.

    The US Media Maggots don’t want to tell the Sheeple about the Ukraine as Congress’s go-to criminal money laundering center.

    The Piggy bank is turning into a Piñata



    Red, I work so hard to keep an open mind, and the kinds of titles and presentation formats by which so much often bona fide vital information arrives, makes it so difficult sometimes. Thunderbolts and storm clouds, etc. *sigh* Not your fault, of course. Marketing is marketing.

    blibberbottery&*^ )
    Worst part is such formats make it so much harder to share them with more or less left wing people. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if many of these are actually CIA limited hangout/diversion stream damage control efforts. The CIA doesn’t know what it’s doing, but its AI complex does.

    Here’s a bit more from NASA:

    Future Strategic yadiya


    Sussmarie108 & vivarta:

    I’m too old to read the B-Vita. Bad eyes, no energy to spare that way.

    DO you have a solid Cliff Notes version, so to speak, that conveys the crucial essences in a way you approve of?


    “But, the CDC have now implemented a Covid Vaxx requirement in order to apply for a USA Green Card!”

    But NOT if you enter illegally from the US southern Mexican border.

    Southern Illegals are not even asked to get vaxed much less check to see if they have Covid, they are just distributed around the country as fast as possible to hide the sheer volume of them entering.

    Canadians don’t rank for this special treatment.


    D Benton Smith


    That was hilarious! I couldn’t do it for more than a few seconds without busting out laughing. It was so APPROPRIATE.

    D Benton Smith

    I want to go on record as being the first on record to call out the inestimable James Howard Kunstler as a turncoat schmuck. Notwithstanding his previously presented witty prose in support of good causes, his past record does NOT get him a free pass to LIE when our lives are at stake. As they are, and as he did.

    In his latest blog instalment [ https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/speed-wobble/ ] Kunstler actually has the cringing , “please don’t HURT me” timidity to write, “Events also conspire to put the schnitz on the alleged Globalists dream of digital tyranny — if there even is such a cabal of Globalists, which I’m not sure about, or just a coterie of feckless hacks swept along by a malefic zeitgeist, Canada’s Justin Trudeau being the poster-boy for that breed.”

    Kunstler, you gutless fucking wonder! You witless chickenshit ! Don’t you take ANY responsibility for the fact that thousands of people actually trust what you say ? What you’re saying in that paragraph will put people off their guard , at a time when their guard needs to go FURTHER up, by a couple orders of magnitude. They are finally starting to wake up and you suggest going back to sleep. You HARM these living targets with your false reasons to doubt the truth. The plain truth is that an evil cabal IS trying to kill them. There is no “alleged” bullshit about it.

    No cabal? James, there is a mountain, a literal MOUNTAIN of incontrovertible hard and/or documentary evidence that the deliberately lethal cytotoxic Covid spike protein has been in development for DECADES, along with precision planning on how to deploy it for the explicitly stated purpose of genocide. What more evidence do you demand? Do hit men now have to hand out certified explanatory business cards before administering the ol’ triple tap?

    The ONGOING genocide involves thousands of cooperating technicians, financiers, scientists, academics, spies, military and government employees ad infinitum who are fully “read in” on the spike being a bioweapon, and a crime against humanity. The distinction between right and wrong in a crime of that size does not require a law book. There is no “doubt” about it. None.

    Have each of those cabalists been fully informed of the whole war game in broad array? Of course not you shit-for-brains virgin ! What do you think the words “compartmentalize” , “reasonable security”, and “blabbermouthed morons” even mean? Those who need to know do know and that’s all they know. I suspect many of them GUESS or suspect a fair bit more of the rest of the picture, but deliberately don’t think about it, so that they can go on drawing the paycheck and sleeping at night. Not good enough excuse, though, is it?

    That collaborative cabal of cock sucking motherfuckers ( I would use worse words if I could think of any but you get the idea.) are CONSPIRING to kill us, Jim. You think the English language has contained the word , “conspiracy” for the last couple of thousand blood soaked years because there is no such thing? THAT kind of blank stare “non-think” is a kind of mental illness ya know. And I think you have it.

    And you even insinuate that the FACT of conspiracy is a mere “allegation” ? You attribute that level of carefully coordinated lock-step evil to some sort of accidentally comingled greed and ineptitude ? That’s a lot lower than simple foolishness. It borders on idiocy, and you’re way too brainy to be able to claim that excuse, aren’t you? You’re far worse than a fool or an idiot. You are a self aware COWARD.

    In the past you have written some useful truths with amusing style (albeit a bit forced) but beyond that talent you exhibit the brains of a burned out second rate rock star and have the balls of of a masochistic catamite.

    At best you are a dangerous fool. At worst a true Judas. In either case, I will never trust you again.


    I think of these times as some kind of hyper-meta-religiously prophesized mad hall of mirrors and bona fide if wacko scientific knowledge and the Pandorian overflow, often called Progress, this knowledge provides.

    As prepondering evidence mounts, supporting various conspiracy theories, it’s very hard not to think of things through an hybrid X-Files/Biblical End Times lens. Of itself, it can be fun, and Hollywood agrees to a hugely profitable degree. (Yo, Thor! Iron Man! How does it feel t5o be icons of, respectively, religious superstition and scientific fantasy?)

    But it makes it kinda crazy to talk about, you know? But, that only proves how crazy these times are: topo crazy to sanely discuss despite our best efforts.

    But so it is. We live in a time when space seedlings like this are major players (even *if maybe* only puppetically):


    Even AOCortez is not sure if he’s a human being, and she’s used to hanging with the phoniest people on the planet.

    *double and therefore infinitely compounding tautology foul! Ten cruel edits is your fine, bosco!


    Provocateur stories

    “Truck tried to ram police.
    Seized from a Small group of protestors a cache of guns, and vests.”

    Police are blocking border crossing to prevent demonstrators from blocking the access.


    Bosco I get it. Same feelings here. I’m trying to stay informed, you know fore warned is fore armed. Too much gooblety-goop. Soon to just shut down all together and go to ground. Maybe I’ve got the wrong end of the stick or even the wrong stick but it’s at least a stick. Most just seem to be running around flailing their arms about in the air. Like swatting at bats in the dark, pun intended. In the end I guess following growth for the sake of growth in a finite space leads to insanity, for some at least. What’s the old adage, being well adjusted in a maladjusted society is no measure of sanity, or something like that.


    You cannot a better Provocateur story…….
    president of Ukraine report Russia will attack tomorrow, Wednesday


    Oroboros re: whack-a-mole etc: both incisive and hilarious post.


    DBSmith: I cut Kunstler slack. He doesn’t dismiss as nonsense the global cabal concept, he just says he doesn’t know. I felt that way until two days ago and still retain the right to change my mind per further evidence, which is ‘zackally what you’re demanding, with both lizard-sucking fangs bared, that he do.

    I would send him a neatly summarized, and annotated/accredited where possible, selection of the best of that mountain of evidence you reference. Five, ten minutes reading time max. He’s a writer, which is kind of like having ADD. You HAVE to maintain a scattered mental state to float (or find) a good idea in one’s vast cloud of bloviating hot air. It’s just how it’s done. A form of semi-temporary insanity.

    Give him a pithy good read (I’d help), both a pleasure to read and an easy tight logic sequence flow, and if the still preaches the I dunno, and/or doesn’t write about it in his blog, then let’s go shoot him with a rubber plunger gun while your dog pees on his leg. (It’s the little touches, right?)

    Besides, it’s just a buncha loony humanoids trying to wreck the planet. Same old same old, ho-hum: we’ve been going at at it for at least 10k Years.

    (sung to John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High)

    He was born in a star system
    Not many light-years away
    Raised by a pack of cyborg humanoids
    He learned how to read
    By midnight laser penlight
    And taught himself to astroga-ate.

    And it’s a Degobani Gonzo Mountain High
    Degobani Gonzo Mountain High
    Friends around the glow-pile, and everybody’s h-i-g-h….

    Gonzo Mountain High

    Gonzo Mountain High


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    “What’s the old adage, being well adjusted in a maladjusted society is no measure of sanity, or something like that.”

    Not to mention that one are what one is.

    99 Shades and Counting

    Them boys cain’t fight for shit, though.


    So, here’s a dilemma: despite whatever grand global machinations sure seem to be afoot, is there anyone among the puppet masters who has a fucking clue about what they’re doing in Euromerica, especially dear USA?

    I don’t think so. Which makes the situation, imo, much more not less dangerous: vast global death cult owning most of our major tech thinks it can drive the ship of state or the flying saucer that crashed in their back yard anywhere but into a flaming iceberg or the space-hole anomaly in Spock’s left ear.

    Again, what can I do but pray? And then try and practices at the core of all the religions endorsing supplication to the beyond?

    And now, Reverend Lizard Sucker will recite the Lord’s Prayer through blibber-lips. Let’s all turn to #47 in our hymnal and sing along with him:

    Flappy Lips

    I am in love with the lady at 1:20. Makes me think of madamski.


    Blibbering cures covidiocy. Fact.

    “Get vaxxed!”


    “Run away!”



    Dustin Moskovitz is the true Evil twin of the ShitFacedbook cancer.

    Moskovitz is far more conniving that Zucker Fucker.

    Zucks is the flank and public face of ShitFacedbook, no one even hears about Moskovitz.

    Together they hustle Bad Cop ~ Worse Cop.

    From Dr David Martin’s talk: https://www.trinityfarms.org/blog/the-people-killing-humanity/


    [“I’ve got 12 minutes left. I’ve got to spend a couple of minutes on the guy who’s paid every search engine optimization to keep his name out of search engines and I’m doing it so that is costs him sh!tloads to keep all of you silent.]

    “So let’s get really clear on Dustin Moskovitz. Shall we…

    You little piece of shit! Let’s talk about him for a minute. The Co-Founder of Facebook that you’ve never heard of…also the guy who founded Open Philanthropy, who was the actual check-writer for Event201.

    You were told that it was the World Economic Forum.

    You were told it was the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    You were told it was Johns Hopkins University.

    But the actual check that cleared for the Event201 program was signed by none other than Dustin Moskovitz…

    “Now, I’m picking on him for a good reason. He’s a felon, he’s a criminal. He is one of the most sociopathic, psychopathic, crazy people walking the planet and he’s paid to keep his name in private. So guess what? Don’t let him! The reason why I want to give you this slide is because I want every one of them named. I want them all publicly named.

    “But let’s go back to Dustin. Isn’t it interesting that Dustin conveniently decided to shroud this entire public health crisis in a self-serving, self-interested investment objective? He owns Sherlock biosciences. Sherlock Bioscienceshappens to be the company that owns the CRISPR technology that is the joint venture between the United States and China on gene editing the human genome…
    “Dustin Moskovitz knew that if he actually tried to take this technology into the public, nobody would be willing to do it, particularly, given the fact that it’s a JV [joint venture] between him and the government of China. That’s the reason why we’d have a problem with it. Because it feels like eugenics. You know why it feels like eugenics? Because it iseugenics, that’s why it feels like it! That’s why it feels like Cold Spring Harbor Labs…

    “The only way we could get gene editing technology approved was with an Emergency Use Authorization. Not surprisingly, once everybody was distracted on vaccines and everybody was distracted on RTPCR and everybody was distracted on everything else, Sherlock Biosciences slipped their Emergency Use Authorization application into the FDA – and got it. In other words, using the cover of COVID, which all of us are pretending to talk about, the editing of the human genome was approved and not one of us said a thing.

    “Now, if you were going to edit the human genome, do you think you’d need a good cover story to actually hide what you’re really doing? You’d probably find the guy who has the biggest financial interest in doing it and make sure, that while everyone is looking over at coronavirus and COVID and trying to figure out these Lab Leak Hypothesis – there’s no Lab Leak Hypothesis, because there’s no lab leak!
    “So stop taking about lab leaks! there is no lab leak. This is the willful weaponization of a spike protein, that’s what it is. It’s an act of war, it’s not a leak. We need to start calling it what it is. It’s an act of war. It’s an act of war against humanity.
    “We stop pretending to take their bait and follow their stupid rabbit trails and follow stupid rabbit trails into stupid rabbit holes and wonder why there’s a bunch of pee and piss and poo that smells like rabbit warrens. Well, it smells like it because that’s what you find at the end of a rabbit trail….”

    D Benton Smith

    @boscohorwitz tried to soften my condemnation of Kunstler, asking me to cut the guy some slack.

    “With great power comes great responsibility”

    Kunstler climbed up into that pulpit of his own free will and started preaching to folks like he knew something about what he was preaching about. Well, what he professes to know about is the low-down savvy about what actually IS and what the hell is actually going on so that folks could take care of themselves. Folks listened, and then more folks, until quite a few folks started trusting the guy to give them the straight dope about reality. HE THEREFORE HAS FULL RESPONSIBILITY, TO EACH AND EVERY INDIVIDUAL ONE OF THEM, TO FAITHFULLY DO JUST THAT.

    A promise is a promise. I cut him absolutely no slack whatsoever.



    A promise is a promise. I cut him absolutely no slack whatsoever.”

    He doesn’t owe anyone consummate perfection of knowledge. I say: attempt to educate him in a positive light or quitchyer bitcvhin’, cuz he didn’t sign the above contract with you, he doesn’t owe you jacksquat, and he’s done an excellent job at warning people that, one way or another, deliberately or just through incompetent maliciousness, things would go to shit, bazillions would die, and we should prepare for it.

    I ain’t cutting you any more slack than you won’t cut Kunstler, DB.

    What yopu are doing, btw, is the logical fallacy of Inferring Motive.

    Figmund Sreud

    Basically, summarizes what I have been mulling round in my mind for quite a while now, … Jordan Peterson:





    Oroboros regarding Mozkovitz dude:


    He doesn’t look like an alien. No fun. If I have to be fearful of global oligarchs, I want cool aliuen oligarchs with laser eyes, dammit.



    Nailed it, Zerosum.


    I’m-a post something Oroboros point to:


    In terms of one single find, I think Oroboros might have just won the TAE something-something contest. Wowzer.

    D Benton Smith


    If I did not harbor some hope for Mr. Kunstler I would just ignore him. Kicking his ass in public is doing him a favor. Cowardice is precisely his error, and so that’s what I’m calling him out for.

    But Kunstler is not the only effected party. There are those who would be misled by his DELIBERATE (awarely self imposed) ignorance and craven waffling. I have my own obligations, one of which is to let those people know the truth and WARN them that Kunstler is being a craven poser who could cost them their lives if they believe there is not a real and actual cabal dead set on making them dead. Full stop.

    There’s no logical fallacy in my position, and your suggestion that I am “Inferring Motive” in regard to Mr. Kunstler sounds (ironically enough) a lot like Inferring Motive. I’m judging him to be a coward, not psychoanalyzing the reasons he is so.

    Now that we’re getting into the subject of you being wrong, you’re also mistaken in saying that Kunstler doesn’t owe me anything. Oh yes, he does. When communicating to me he owes me the truth. When he said that he wasn’t sure about the cabal he was not telling me the truth. He is more sure that it’s true then he is unsure of it’s probability, else he would not have spoken about it in the first place (one does not propose an opinion when they actually have NO opinion). What he was admitting is that although he was aware of much purported evidence he had not yet found the courage to go find out for sure. He is therefore, at best, a chickenshit.

    Listen to this carefully, and I mean absolutely no disrespect, but if I though you were the kind of person who would EVER “cut me some slack” then I would not even be talking to you in the first place.


    @vivarta: I have been seriously studying/living The Bhagavad Gita since August of 2001. It seemed to be a natural extension of my Yoga practice (started in 1995), going beyond the postures to the philosophy – which is presented in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. I was fortunate to find a master teacher, a silent monk, Baba Hari Dass (Mount Madonna Center, Santa Cruz/Watsonville CA) to guide me. Leading by living example…there is no substitute for a great teacher.

    Om namo guru dev namo!

    @bosco: no short cut or cliff note version that I am aware of. In my experience, the very best translation of The Bhagavad Gita is the Eknath Easwaran version which has wonderful commentary; it just might provide the access you are seeking. The introduction and chapter recaps are where you might want to start.

    Om Shanti.
    LOVE to All. Today and every day.


    One other thing, my dearest lizard-sucking Siamese twin:

    you OWE it to reach out to Kunstler as I said because you, also, have time and again presented yourself as a source of reliable future prospects info. You see what you feel is a man betraying the public info confidence, and you have reasonably easy access to him, then you have placed on yourself the onus to put up or shut up.

    For all I know, he’s sold out. Kunstler seems a complicated fellow and my instincts told me to alert my BS detector early on while reading his nonetheless very informative, amusing, and often encouraging work.

    You can find out for sure by chatting him up. The situation is not unlike me and that pastor dude I sometimes chat with. He has been given ample opportunity to man up to his mistakes, and steadfastly declined by silence or evasion. Therefore, I KNOW he’s full of shit even as I KNOW he’s full of good intentions, kind thoughts, patient devotion, etc. He’s a good guy… but if I had the power to approve or deny his reverendhood, I would deny it.

    Write Jim a note and help us determine if we too should believe he’s full of shit.


    ” I have my own obligations, one of which is to let those people know the truth and WARN them that Kunstler is being a craven poser who could cost them their lives if they believe there is not a real and actual cabal dead set on making them dead. Full stop.”

    Prove it first. Be a reliable source of info.

    D Benton Smith

    @boscohorowitz you advised (challenged?) me to, ” Prove it first. Be a reliable source of info.”

    That’s funny, and here I am thinking that is exactly what I am doing.


    You have not PROVEN that Kunstler is a liar/whatever. If you spoke that way about me without proving it, beware if you were wrong. I’d put your dick in a sling and shove it up your ass, dear friend. *smooch*

    You are making vast claims (just as Kunstler does, btw). You don’t KNOW what’s in Kunstler’s head, period. You can determine with a, say, 99.9% surety, by tasking the best data you have on it, making it very presentable, and sending it. If he’s silent or white-washes, THEN you’ve got something. Right now you’re talking smack as truth, and that is deceitful and worth a kick in the teeth. Reputations matter.

    Like I said: motive inference. You are not a mind-reader, and so far have been a lousy educator/verifier regarding your claims about this individual. That’ll get your ass kicked anywhere that has any respect for itself.

    Incidentally, it was info from others, not you, that convinced me of what you say. You regularly cite “mountains of data” and then don’t dish. But I didn’t call you a liar; I just said you hadn’t convinced me yet. It’s easy to blame another man for not doing your job the way you think it should be done.

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