Feb 042022

James McNeill Whistler Nocturne in Black and Gold, the Falling Rocket 1875


12 Countries Roll Back COVID Restrictions, Israel Scraps ‘Green Pass’ (CHD)
Israel Will Abolish The Vaxx Passport And Most Testing Requirements (Haa.)
Italy’s Covid Despotism Just Got Worse (Salonia)
What The Omicron Wave Is Revealing About Human Immunity (Nature)
Lethal Mutagenesis As An Antiviral Strategy (Science)
British Children Up To 52 Times More Likely To Die Following A Covid Shot (LSN)
Rejoice! An End To The Dreaded Covid Count… (Hoenderkamp)
Study Offers Strongest Proof Yet Of Vitamin D’s Power To Fight Covid (ToI)
Calls for Help From Families of Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 (ET)
Justin Trudeau is a Bungler and Menace to His Nation (Kohlmayer)
We Were Warned About the Ports (Sammon)
Spotify Spat Shows Why Joe Rogan And His Podcast Matter (FT)
Can Joe Rogan Save Free Speech? (Turley)
North Korea Hacked Him. So He Took Down Its Internet (Wired)
Reporter Shreds Admin Spox Over ‘Russian False Flag’ Claims (ZH)





Lab Leak Conspirancy





“..no longer a “socially critical disease.”

12 Countries Roll Back COVID Restrictions, Israel Scraps ‘Green Pass’ (CHD)

Europe is accelerating steps to roll back COVID restrictions as efforts to control the spread of the virus have failed and countries downgrade the threat posed by SARS-CoV-2. Sweden and Switzerland joined Denmark, Norway, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Italy, Lithuania, France and the UK in announcing they will lift COVID restrictions and open up their countries. Top Israeli officials also announced this week they are abolishing the country’s “Green Pass” COVID vaccine passport for restaurants, hotels, gyms and theaters. The policy update will take effect Feb. 6, Prime Minister Naftali Bennet’s government said, pending approval by a parliamentary committee. Israel’s proof-of-vaccination policy will remain in effect for events such as parties or weddings.

“To continue the green pass in the same way can create false assurances,” said Nadav Davidovitch, an epidemiologist and public health physician advising Prime Minister Naftali Bennet’s government. “It’s not reducing infections in closed spaces like theatres. It needs to be used mainly for high-risk places like hospitals, elderly care homes, or events when you are eating and singing and dancing.” Sweden will lift all COVID restrictions by Feb. 9, the Swedish government said today. According to Politico, the Swedish Public Health Agency said it reassessed COVID as “not being socially critical” due to a better understanding of the Omicron variant, which is milder and associated with fewer hospitalizations.

“It’s time to open up Sweden,” said Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. “The pandemic isn’t over, but it is moving into a new phase.” The decision to open Sweden came a day after Switzerland, citing high immunity levels and the milder Omicron variant, announced it will abolish mandatory work-from-home and the quarantine rules beginning today. The government also will lift health measures at the borders and tourists will no longer need to receive Swiss COVID certificates. The Swiss government said it planned to phase out other restrictions after consulting with 26 cantons, employers, trade unions and parliamentary committees.

[..] Just days before Sweden and Switzerland’s announcements, Denmark became the first country in the European Union to lift all COVID restrictions, reclassifying COVID as an endemic disease. Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke on Feb. 1 wrote a letter to the parliament’s epidemiology committee stating COVID was no longer a “socially critical disease.” Based on the recommendations of the committee, the government decided to scrap COVID restrictions. [..] Italy, France, Norway, Lithuania, England and Finland also relaxed restrictions, Bloomberg reported. “We should discuss whether it’s time for us to take a different viewpoint and start unwinding restrictions even with a high number of infections,” Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin told reporters. “I hope that we can be rid of restrictions during February.”

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“..effectively removing barriers to entry for the unvaccinated..”

Israel Will Abolish The Vaxx Passport And Most Testing Requirements (Haa.)

Israel’s coronavirus cabinet decided to abolish its so-called green passport program for most places of entertainment, including hotels, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters, effectively removing barriers to entry for the unvaccinated. The new policy will come into effect on Sunday, and will leave the proof of vaccination in place for events “with significantly greater risk of infection,” such as weddings and parties. The cabinet also decided to scrap the requirement to present a PCR test upon exiting the country. Following recommendations of the Health Ministry, the cabinet further scrapped the expiration date on green passports for anyone who has received a third or fourth dose of the vaccine, meaning those passes would be valid indefinitely.

But for people who have only had two doses, or who recovered from the virus but aren’t vaccinated, the pass will be valid for only four months from the date of the second dose or the recovery. Those who are not fully vaccinated and employed in the education, health and welfare sectors will still be required to undergo biweekly tests. The decisions come in the midst of Israel’s omicron wave, with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett saying that he predicts “one-and-a-half to two hard weeks ahead of us.” [..] Meanwhile, the Health Ministry reported that the R number – the average number of people each coronavirus carrier infects – further declined on Tuesday to 0.92. Any number under 1 indicates that the pandemic is shrinking. The figure is calculated according to data from the previous 10 days.

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“..they are to be allowed access to supermarkets only to buy “goods of primary necessity.”

Italy’s Covid Despotism Just Got Worse (Salonia)

A couple of weeks ago, a new decree of the Draghi government established yet more rules restricting the lives of people who have not been injected with the latest vaccine booster and who therefore cannot show the latest version of the Green Pass. These second-class citizens, who have already been stripped of their right to move, work, and participate in a great number of social activities, are now forbidden from entering post offices to withdraw their pension, and they are to be allowed access to supermarkets only to buy “goods of primary necessity.” In other words, the Italian government decides what kind of food and what other goods (if any) these people will be able to purchase.

Among Western countries, Italy has been one of those experiencing the most systematic denial of basic civil rights over the past two years. Coalition governments led first by Giuseppe Conte and then by Mario Draghi have empowered an unelected committee of “experts” called the Comitato Tecnico Scientifico, which has in turn empowered the governments by assigning a scientific aura to every decree, every action, and every word coming from the executive. This has resulted in an endless series of lockdown measures that for long periods have erased freedom of movement, the right to work, property rights over businesses and shops, freedom to assemble, freedom to worship, and even the distinction of jurisdictional spheres between church and political authority (with state bureaucrats closing churches and then handing out petty instructions on what rites could be carried out, how liturgies should be curtailed, and how many people if any could be present at masses and funerals).

In the meantime, the legislative branch has been humbled, and government by urgent decrees from the executive has become the norm. The very constitutional structure of the country has been bent, and a new concept called “stato di emergenza” (state of emergency) has been invented out of thin air, even though it is nowhere to be found in Italy’s republican constitution. If we were not living in the age of CNN, fake news, and outrageous subsidies handed out by politicians to newspapers and the media, one could legitimately wonder where the journalists were while all this was going on? In fact, journalists in Italy are among the main culprits of the current dystopian reality, since they have given platforms to “experts” who agreed with lockdowns and other measures that expanded government control over all aspects of life, while at the same time they ferociously mocked and ostracized doctors and scientists who dared to question the logic of outdoor mask mandates and curfews for restaurants.

Anybody who dared to point out the disastrous consequences of a prolonged lockdown on mental health and on people suffering from other pathologies, or the link between the economy and public health, was accused of being a “covid denier.” This is a pattern that surely readers recognize, as they have seen it in the US and many other countries over the past two years. The fact that virtually every opinion labelled by the media as “conspiracy theory” has turned out to be true just three or four months later has done nothing to shake the arrogance of the corrupt mass media, who are entrenched in their monopoly over the news cycle, thanks to their access to state funding and political favors. And this is true in Italy as virtually everywhere else.

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Nature Magazine tries hard to find a role for the vaccines. It’s not there.

The vaccines don’t want to help or boost our immune system, they want to take over its role. And that is every bit as bad as it sounds.

What The Omicron Wave Is Revealing About Human Immunity (Nature)

Immune memory depends on more than just antibodies. Even when antibody levels drop, memory B cells can recognize a return invader, divide, and quickly start churning out antibodies to fight it. And the memory B-cell response improves over time, at least in the short term. Six months after vaccination, the individuals in Wherry’s study6 had elevated numbers of memory B cells that responded not only to the original SARS-CoV-2, but also to three other variants of concern. And then there are T cells, the third pillar of immune memory. On coming into contact with an antigen, these multiply into a pool of effector cells that act to wipe out the infection. Killer T cells quickly divide to assassinate infected cells, and various types of helper T cell secrete chemical signals that stimulate other parts of the immune system, including B cells. After the threat has passed, some of these cells persist as memory T cells.

Some people might carry memory T cells from past coronavirus infections — such as those that cause common colds — that can recognize SARS-CoV-2. These cells could help to fight the infection, or even stop it completely. One study7 found that health-care workers who were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 but never tested positive had subtle signs of a response to infection. The researchers hypothesize that cross-reactive T cells shut the infection down before it could take hold. “These people did have an infection in a sort of loosest sense of the word,” says Mala Maini, an immunologist at University College London who led the study. But “there’s probably not much virus around because it’s being shut down very quickly”. This idea is still controversial, and the phenomenon might be rare. Memory cells typically can’t block infection in the way that neutralizing antibodies can, but they don’t necessarily need to.

With COVID-19, infection happens quickly, but it takes a little while to cause serious illness. That gives memory T cells some time to do their jobs. When re-exposed to a virus or booster, these cells will kick into overdrive, “proliferating like crazy”, Crotty says. “In a 24-hour period, you can get a tenfold increase in the number of your memory T cells.” That’s probably not fast enough to have much of an effect on getting sick, he adds. But it could be fast enough to prevent hospitalization. And it’s much harder for the virus to find a way around the T-cell response. That’s because T cells in one individual recognize different parts of the virus than do T cells in another individual. So a virus could mutate to escape one person’s T-cell response, but not another’s. “Escape is meaningless at the population level,” Crotty says. Also, T cells can see parts of the virus (or the spike protein) that antibodies can’t, including pieces that are less likely to mutate.

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More on RNA potential to change DNA, via reverse transcriptase. Don’t be a guinea pig.

Lethal Mutagenesis As An Antiviral Strategy (Science)

There is a gap in our knowledge in scaling short-term lab-based assays (using bacteria, animal cells, and animal models) for mutagenic activity with long-term risk to human health. Mutagens that are incorporated during cellular DNA synthesis are problematic for a developing fetus (where cells are undergoing rapid division), male germline cells (which continue to divide throughout life), and cancer risk (where the small fraction of human cells that are dividing have the potential to incorporate a mutation that could contribute to cancer development). Humans are exposed to mutagens throughout life—for example, DNA mutations are induced by x-ray imaging or during air travel—so there are levels of DNA damage that are considered to be largely inconsequential.

If the molnupiravir metabolite NHC really is a mutagen in dividing animal cells, how should negative data in an animal model be interpreted? Are such negative data sufficient to ensure long-term safety in humans, or does the lack of knowledge about the link between negative results in animal assays and long-term outcomes in human health need to be acknowledged? Molnupiravir use will come with some restrictions around short-term risks associated with reproductive health, but it may take years before potential long-term risks are understood. The best outcome, which is the assumption from the negative results in animals, is that molnupiravir treatment falls within the background level of exposure to mutagens that humans already experience and tolerate. The half-life of molnupiravir metabolites in human tissue is unknown.

[..] Molnupiravir has the potential to lower the disease burden of SARS-CoV-2 infections and help contain future emerging RNA viruses. However, how can its potential long-term effects as a mutagen be assessed? The following steps are suggested: Treatment should be restricted to those who will benefit the most, such as those who cannot tolerate other available treatments, those who have a preexisting condition that enhances the risk of COVID-19, and those who are more than 50 years of age and would be less affected by a potential long-term risk of cancer or reproductive risks. A registry of a cohort of people who received molnupiravir should be kept to longitudinally monitor the frequency of cancer and other potential outcomes so that the opportunity to understand the risk (or lack thereof) associated with the use of a mutagenic ribonucleoside as an antiviral is not missed.

Strategies to limit metabolism of mutagenic analogs from the ribonucleotide pool into the 2′ -deoxyribonucleotide pool should be explored to limit the potential DNA mutation load in the host. In addition, the viral population diversity should be evaluated after treatment with molnupiravir in those who fail to clear the virus to see whether the treatment accelerates viral evolution. Lethal mutagenesis has the potential to be an important antiviral strategy for RNA viruses, especially in emerging infections when there is an absence of virus-specific antivirals. The potential of this strategy should be exploited, but the possible risks should be acknowledged and addressed.

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Hmmm. A bit skeptical. The ONS provides stats in 100,000 person-years instead of 100,000 population, and for good reason, but what do they mean when numbers are very low?

British Children Up To 52 Times More Likely To Die Following A Covid Shot (LSN)

In December, the ONS published age-standardized data on the mortality rates of individuals in 5-year age sets in Britain, grouped by their “vaccination” status for the COVID-19 shots. The data accounts for the period from January 1 to October 31, 2021. The ONS tabulated “Monthly age-standardised mortality rates by age-group and vaccination status for deaths involving COVID-19, per 100,000 person-years” but presented the data only for ages 18 and over. However, the jabs are available to children as young as 12, and those children are allowed to receive the shot against their parents’ wishes. In limited cases, children as young as 5 have been given a reduced dosage of the shots.

Nevertheless, as noted by The Exposé, a separate table outlining “deaths and person-years by vaccination status” includes 5-year age groups from 10-years-old and up. From the data provided, a calculation of the mortality rate per 100,000 person-years can be made. The rate per 100,000 person-years delineation is used in preference over the simpler 100,000 population calculation to better represent the mortality rates over a specific period of time, as people in one “vaccination” group – such as un-jabbed, single-jabbed, and double-jabbed – soon move into the next group.

[..] the 100,000 person-years calculation can be made, with the younger group coming out at 20.9 un-jabbed per 100,000 person-years and the older group at 15.9. Following this, the mortality rate per 100,000 person-years is worked out by dividing the number of deaths within each group by the 100,000 person-years calculation. The result is that for the 10-14 year group, the un-jabbed mortality per 100,000 person-years is 4.6 while the un-jabbed mortality rate per 100,000 person-years for the 15 19 group is 10.1. Using the same data set and calculation, the mortality rate for 10-14-year-olds who received one dose of the jabs suffered a 45.1 per 100,000 person-years death rate, while 15 19-year-olds with one jab suffered 18.3 deaths per 100,00 person-years.

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[..] the 15 per cent recorded when the death rate was at its peak in May 2020.. [..] by Tuesday the CFR had fallen to 0.19 per cent…

Rejoice! An End To The Dreaded Covid Count… (Hoenderkamp)

The Government last month signalled its intention to scrap the legal requirement for infected people to self-isolate on March 24, and yesterday it was claimed that it will stop releasing daily Covid updates in April. To which I say ‘Rejoice!’ – but why can’t we end both practices today? And, while we’re about it, stop testing too. If you think such a course sounds alarmingly precipitate, allow me to explain why there is no need to delay a moment longer. The truth is that the advent of the highly infectious (although markedly milder) Omicron variant has changed everything. Last week the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) – the proportion of infected people who died of Covid – was hovering at around 0.95 per cent.

That is way below the 15 per cent recorded when the death rate was at its peak in May 2020 when testing was minimal. And since Monday, when the Office For National Statistics included ‘reinfections’ – people who have contracted the virus more than once – on its daily Covid dashboard for the first time, the CFR has plummeted still further. With the addition of hundreds of thousands of cases to the weekly total, by Tuesday the CFR had fallen to 0.19 per cent, a percentage akin to that of flu, an illness which currently has a fatality rate of between 0.1 and 0.2 per cent. The average age of death from Covid, meanwhile, remains at the pre-pandemic 82, with data from the US showing that 75 per cent of people who die with Covid have no fewer than four underlying serious conditions.

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Oh c’mon, we need to study that? “We found it remarkable, and striking..” says a doctor. How many lives were lost?

Study Offers Strongest Proof Yet Of Vitamin D’s Power To Fight Covid (ToI)

Israel scientists say they have gathered the most convincing evidence to date that increased vitamin D levels can help COVID-19 patients reduce the risk of serious illness or death. Researchers from Bar Ilan University and the Galilee Medical Center say that the vitamin has such a strong impact on disease severity that they can predict how people would fare if infected based on nothing more than their ages and vitamin D levels. Lacking vitamin D significantly increases danger levels, they concluded in newly peer-reviewed research published Thursday in the journal PLOS One. The study is based on research conducted during Israel’s first two waves of the virus, before vaccines were widely available, and doctors emphasized that vitamin supplements were not a substitute for vaccines, but rather a way to keep immunity levels from falling.

Vitamin D deficiency is endemic across the Middle East, including in Israel, where nearly four in five people are low on the vitamin, according to one study from 2011. By taking supplements before infection, though, the researchers in the new Israeli study found that patients could avoid the worst effects of the disease. “We found it remarkable, and striking, to see the difference in the chances of becoming a severe patient when you are lacking in vitamin D compared to when you’re not,” said Dr. Amiel Dror, a Galilee Medical Center physician and Bar Ilan researcher who was part of the team behind the study. He noted that his study was conducted pre-Omicron, but said that the coronavirus doesn’t change fundamentally enough between variants to negate vitamin D effectiveness.

“What we’re seeing when vitamin D helps people with COVID infections is a result of its effectiveness in bolstering the immune systems to deal with viral pathogens that attack the respiratory system,” he told The Times of Israel. “This is equally relevant for Omicron as it was for previous variants.” [..] In June, researchers published preliminary findings showing that 26 percent of coronavirus patients died if they were vitamin D deficient soon before hospitalization, compared to 3% who had normal levels of vitamin D. They also determined that hospitalized patients who were vitamin D deficient were 14 times more likely, on average, to end up in severe or critical condition than others.

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Attorney’s advice: “Stay out of the hospital, no matter what.”

Calls for Help From Families of Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 (ET)

Attorney Esther Bodek in Aurora, Colorado, also knows of a patient’s family members who were arrested when communications with a hospital went sour. She says requests from families of COVID-19 patients have flooded in since November. “It’s traumatizing,” Bodek said, “because it is a level of civil rights abuses that I have never encountered in my entire life.” In case after case, she’s seen a pattern of separating COVID-19 patients from their families and restricting visitation. “And during that period of time is usually when the remdesivir is administered.” Some families coming to her for help often strenuously object to treatment with remdesivir. When other treatments have failed, they desperately want to try things the hospital won’t allow, such as ivermectin and vitamins.

Those are part of a popular protocol used by independent doctors around the country and by people treating themselves at home. Bodek has fought many times to obtain those medications as a last-ditch effort to save a patient. She said the resistance she faces when dealing with the hospitals is maddening. “Any question about treatment starts immediate combativeness [by hospital staff], from what I’ve seen in the pattern of our cases,” she said. She’s had clients denied fluids and nutrition to the point of near-starvation. Since taking those cases she works night and day seven days a week. On the weekend, “I’ll be on the phone and talking to somebody in tears,” she said. “The hospital’s telling them they want to pull the plug and they’re trying to make a decision.

The doctor says, ‘We’re going to take him off life support now.’ And I’ve had to say ‘No! That’s not their choice!’” One of her clients works in billing in a hospital and told her that hospitals receive a bonus payment of $17,000 from the federal government for every patient confirmed to have COVID-19, Bodek said. A bonus payment of $37,000 is paid for any patient going on a ventilator, according to that client, Bodek said. [..] Bodek’s advice: “Stay out of the hospital, no matter what. And if it happens that you’re admitted, have a medical power of attorney immediately written up to say no to remdesivir.” She’s looking into filing civil rights violations lawsuits if claims of medical malpractice won’t work. “I’m determined to find a way to stop this abuse,” Bodek said. “This is definitely a fight we’re not giving up.”

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Vaccine Insanity Syndrome (VIS).

Justin Trudeau is a Bungler and Menace to His Nation (Kohlmayer)

At the beginning of January, Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, posted a message on Twitter in which he announced that he had just received his Covid vaccine booster and urged others to do likewise. At the end of January, Justin Trudeau posted a message on Twitter in which he announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19. Astoundingly, at the conclusion of his message Trudeau urged everyone to get the shots even though they failed to protect him from the disease. “Everyone, please get vaccinated and get boosted,” he insisted. Trudeau’s message shows the depth of irrationality – bordering on insanity – to which many have fallen victim. We propose to call this phenomenon the Vaccine Insanity Syndrome (VIS).

Those who suffer from VIS have largely lost touch with reality and things like common sense, evidence and logic no longer gain any traction in their thinking. Just to summarize the absurdity of the whole situation: Having been previously vaccinated, Trudeau gets additionally boostered and three weeks later contracts Covid-19. To put it in a different way, shortly after getting his third shot, Canada’s Prime Minister falls ill with the very disease against which these “effective” injections were supposed to protect him. But rather than repenting of his mistake, he goes on Twitter and advises the Canadian people to do the same. Where is any logic in this? Has Covid affected Trudeau’s brain? Or was it the injections that somehow diminished his capacity for thought and reflection?

If anything, Trudeau should be “Exhibit One” for why people should not get vaccinated and boostered, since he is now Canada’s poster boy for vaccine failure. Why, then, is he telling Canadians to do what he did? It cannot be because the vaccines and boosters will protect them against infection. The opposite is, in fact, the case. The data coming from all over the world is showing that the vaccinated are more likely to become infected than the unvaccinated. According to Steve Kirsch, “The numbers in the Denmark study described below are now confirmed by government data from Germany showing that vaccinated people are 8X more likely to develop Omicron than unvaccinated people. This is not surprising since a paper from Germany showed the same thing: the more you vaccinate, the worse it gets.”

Justin Trudeau, however, does not have to go to foreign lands to learn of vaccine failure. Below is a chart from Ontario which gives case numbers according to vaccination status. You will notice that the numbers for the fully vaccinated are more than three times those of the unvaccinated.

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“It took Columbus less time to cross the Atlantic..”

We Were Warned About the Ports (Sammon)

In July 2015, the Federal Maritime Commission, a federal agency with little name recognition and even less influence, released a report sounding the alarm about the state of America’s ports. A congestion crisis had been building for years and was fast becoming untenable; even the country’s relatively tepid economic-growth rate was straining against decades of disinvestment at its most critical trading hubs. Chassis weren’t available, trucks couldn’t get in or out, and terminals stayed perpetually clogged. That crisis had “resulted from events that have developed or emerged over a considerable period of time and from within the system itself, rather than being the result of external shocks, such as unanticipated surges in container volumes or management-labor issues,” the report surmised.

“Many seem to think it is inevitable that embracing ‘business as usual’ will lead to significant further declines in the performance of the U.S. intermodal transportation system.” And then, of course, business went on as usual. Almost five years passed before the coronavirus announced itself on American shores, and another year after that before the disease gave an already fissured supply chain the nudge it needed to fully rupture. And while the circumstances of a global pandemic, its shutdowns and labor shortages, seemed exceptional, it was something as routine as a double-digit import growth, feared specifically by the FMC since at least 2006, that sent shipping container volume skyrocketing and brought the system to a grinding halt. A prophecy that few heard and no one heeded had finally come true.

Before the Biden administration was even sworn in, the ports were already in a state of chaos. It got worse throughout the year, and by the time the administration appointed its ports czar John Porcari and began looking toward emergency intervention, only minor measures were even available to remedy decades of bipartisan mismanagement. Today, congestion at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, collectively the nation’s largest, is “at historic high levels,” as the shipping giant Maersk announced in a customer advisory in late December. Reporting indicated that there were 133 vessels en route to San Pedro Bay, with delays stretching upward of 41 days. One ship in particular had left Busan, South Korea, on November 17 and was not scheduled to dock until January 2, a 47-day duration for a routine voyage that should take, at most, half that time. “It took Columbus less time to cross the Atlantic,” said Sal Mercogliano, an associate professor and maritime historian at Campbell University.

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Jemima Kelly’s FT ed. tries to defend Rogan, but what’s this?:

“..when he is wrong, he admits it, as he did recently when his claim that young people were at greater risk of developing myocarditis after the vaccine than they were after contracting Covid was swiftly corrected by a guest on his show..”

Spotify Spat Shows Why Joe Rogan And His Podcast Matter (FT)

The contrast between the vague virtue-signalling of the Sussexes’ statement and Rogan’s engaged response — which seemed authentic, humble and searching — shows why his show has become Spotify’s most popular podcast. With an estimated 11mn listeners per episode, the 54 year-old comedian and mixed martial arts commentator must be considered one of the most influential media figures in the world. With that power comes moral and intellectual responsibility and Rogan does not always seem totally aware of that. He was perhaps not mindful enough of the potential impact on his mainly young fans when he casually declared that if a fit and healthy 21-year-old asked him whether to get vaccinated, he would tell them not to.

He also gets his facts wrong sometimes, despite asserting them confidently. But when he is wrong, he admits it, as he did recently when his claim that young people were at greater risk of developing myocarditis after the vaccine than they were after contracting Covid was swiftly corrected by a guest on his show. One should not imagine that if Rogan were shut down, we would be rid of anyone wanting to pursue ideas that run against the grain. Nor should we want such a world — as Rogan points out in his video, some things once dismissed as conspiracy theories, such as the lab leak theory of Covid-19’s origins, are now considered plausible. Conspiracy theories did not spring into being with the arrival of podcasts or the internet — Gallup polling suggests that in 1976, 81 per cent of Americans believed there had been a conspiracy to kill John F Kennedy, contrary to the official line.

It is surely healthier, then, to have someone like Rogan willing to discuss controversial opinions with those who hold them than to confine these people to a corner of the internet where they are less visible but also less easy to correct when they are wrong. That’s quite apart from the fact that it would be utterly ineffective for Spotify to oust Rogan. The idea that the company gives him a platform that he would otherwise lack is fanciful. When Spotify reportedly paid more than $100mn for the exclusive rights to Rogan’s podcast in 2020, it was so as to benefit from the platform he already had.

I told a friend that I might write about Rogan in my column this week. The response I got was “Oh, God!” and a grimace, quickly followed by a confession that she had actually never listened to his podcast. The truth is that many of the people castigating Rogan haven’t either. If they had, they would know that the presenter is an open-minded host who seeks out all sorts of opinions rather than blindly following those of a particular tribe, and who seems genuinely keen to pursue the truth. Joe Rogan doesn’t need Spotify, but Spotify needs him; maybe we all do.

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“Trust in the media has fallen to just 46 percent and as low as 40 percent in recent polling. Where are people going for information? It seems many have gone to podcasts — and specifically to Joe Rogan, at least 11 million of them.”

Can Joe Rogan Save Free Speech? (Turley)

[..] social media companies and other corporations now regulate speech in the United States to a degree that an actual state media would struggle to replicate. Faced with a growing cancel culture, companies are scrubbing their platforms of dissenting viewpoints and converting forums into echo chambers. In the use of private companies, the left has achieved an ignoble distinction. While liberal writers and artists were blacklisted and investigated in the 1950s, liberal activists have succeeded in censoring opposing views to a degree that would have made Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis.) blush. Rather than burn books, they have simply gotten stores to ban them or blacklist the authors.

For these companies, there is no value to protecting the speech rights of dissenting voices with powerful politicians, academics, and even some in the media demanding more censorship. But then they went after Rogan. Rogan’s popularity is precisely due to the fact that he is uncensored in what he says. As many networks and newspapers have become more of an echo chamber, viewers and readers have fled en masse. Trust in the media has fallen to just 46 percent and as low as 40 percent in recent polling. Where are people going for information? It seems many have gone to podcasts — and specifically to Joe Rogan, at least 11 million of them. While Young reportedly relies on Spotify for 60 percent of his royalty income, Spotify does not rely on Young or other rock stars for its primary profits. It is the reverse of market conditions from just a couple years ago.

The problem with controlling speech is that it has to be complete; it doesn’t work if there are alternatives to echo-chambered media. Rogan’s podcast is one of the biggest. With 11 million listeners, he surpassed cable and network audiences as well as the readership of the largest papers. His program allows people across the political spectrum to speak freely, including those who question official positions on vaccines and treatments. While Rogan has promised to be more careful in how information is presented on his show (and Spotify will add “advisories” on podcasts), his podcast survived the celebrity onslaught. As various investors seek to create free speech alternatives to Twitter and YouTube, there may be an emerging market for free speech products.

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North Korea doesn’t have much internet. But still funny.

North Korea Hacked Him. So He Took Down Its Internet (Wired)

For the past two weeks, observers of North Korea’s strange and tightly restricted corner of the internet began to notice that the country seemed to be dealing with some serious connectivity problems. On several different days, practically all of its websites—the notoriously isolated nation only has a few dozen—intermittently dropped offline en masse, from the booking site for its Air Koryo airline to Naenara, a page that serves as the official portal for dictator Kim Jong-un’s government. At least one of the central routers that allow access to the country’s networks appeared at one point to be paralyzed, crippling the Hermit Kingdom’s digital connections to the outside world.

Some North Korea watchers pointed out that the country had just carried out a series of missile tests, implying that a foreign government’s hackers might have launched a cyberattack against the rogue state to tell it to stop saber-rattling. But responsibility for North Korea’s ongoing internet outages doesn’t lie with US Cyber Command or any other state-sponsored hacking agency. In fact, it was the work of one American man in a T-shirt, pajama pants, and slippers, sitting in his living room night after night, watching Alien movies and eating spicy corn snacks—and periodically walking over to his home office to check on the progress of the programs he was running to disrupt the internet of an entire country.

Just over a year ago, an independent hacker who goes by the handle P4x was himself hacked by North Korean spies. P4x was just one victim of a hacking campaign that targeted Western security researchers with the apparent aim of stealing their hacking tools and details about software vulnerabilities. He says he managed to prevent those hackers from swiping anything of value from him. But he nonetheless felt deeply unnerved by state-sponsored hackers targeting him personally—and by the lack of any visible response from the US government. So after a year of letting his resentment simmer, P4x has taken matters into his own hands. “It felt like the right thing to do here. If they don’t see we have teeth, it’s just going to keep coming,” says the hacker. [..] “I want them to understand that if you come at us, it means some of your infrastructure is going down for a while.”

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You’re inclined to say: EPIC! But it’s really just what every reporter should do every single time.

Reporter Shreds Admin Spox Over ‘Russian False Flag’ Claims (ZH)

Earlier on Thursday the Biden administration and US intelligence came out with some explosive and outlandish claims, saying Russia is planning to release a video depicting graphic scenes of a “staged false explosion with corpses, actors depicting mourners, and images of destroyed locations and military equipment,” as CNN described it. This in order to justify a military invasion of Ukraine, given the false flag operation would feature Russian-backed separatists under attack by Ukrainian forces. Given such a narrative has been advanced in public, grabbing global headlines, but without so much as a shred of evidence – even mainstream media pundits are scratching their heads. Watch Associated Press writer Matt Lee demolish the State Department’s Ned Price, who refuses to provide any level of proof backing the bizarre and surprising claims. “This is like Alex Jones territory you’re getting into now!” Lee points out…


[..] “Lee challenged Price, saying the State Department had presented “no evidence” that Russia has actually created a “crisis actor” video and insisting that he wouldn’t be satisfied with the administration’s claims alone. “If you doubt the credibility of the U.S. government, of the British government, of other governments and want to, you know, find solace in information that the Russians are putting out, that is for you to do,” Price responded.” Lee then pointed that given the extraordinary claims, some level of evidence is demanded given the mounting numbers of whopping government lies over the past two decades, including ‘Iraq WMDs’.

Price hid behind the “that’s classified” classic line often used whenever government officials want to shut down legitimate skepticism of their claims… “Like, ‘crisis actors’? This is Alex Jones territory you’re getting into,” he said. “Where is the declassified information?,” he repeated multiple times.In pressing for evidence to justify the administration’s claims, the veteran reporter referenced numerous U.S. intelligence failures that led to catastrophe in recent decades, including the “weapons of mass destruction” speculation that served as a pretext for America’s 2003 military intervention in Iraq as well as the U.S. timeline for Afghanistan’s fall to the Taliban that was totally upended in August.


“We’re declassifying evidence Government X may try to misinform you”
“What’s the evidence you’re declassifying?”
“I just gave you the evidence”
“Uhhh, you just made a statement, that’s not evidence”
“If you don’t trust my bizarre claims, something is wrong with you”

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    Long Funeral Homes, Short Life Insurers? Ex-Blackrock Fund Manager Discovers Disturbing Trends In Mortality


    sticking out like a sore thumb:

    Dowd also noted on Wednesday that Lincoln National’s (insurance) death claims are up 13.7% y/y,
    and up 57% in Q4 vs. 2019.

    CFO Randy Frietag explained on Thursday that in 2021, the share of young people dying from Covid doubled in the second half of the year.

    Also noting a spike in younger deaths which peaked in Q3 2022, is Hardford Insurance Group, which reported that mortality is up 32% from 2019 pre-covid levels, and 20% from 2020 pre-vaccine levels.

    “…Four weeks ago, OneAmerica insurance company CEO Scott Davison revealed that they had witnessed ‘the highest death rates in the history of this business – not just at OneAmerica’ with a jump of ‘40% over what they were pre-pandemic.’ Interestingly, Davison noted that the majority of deaths are not classified as due to Covid-19.

    The implication to many was clear – that the Covid-19 vaccine is linked to the excess mortality, and months of vaccine injury reports were now spilling over to actuarial data – which is beginning to show, among other things, that younger, working-age people began dying in greater numbers as vaccine mandates hit – for a disease which primarily kills older, non-working age individuals. The counter argument, often presented without evidence, is that the increase is due to people who postponed elective surgeries and other medical treatments during the pandemic.

    Ex-Blackrock fund manager Ed Dowd is in the former camp, and has spent the last month analyzing breadcrumbs associated with a rise in excess mortality vs. pre-pandemic levels. Given that we’re now in the middle of earnings season, there are some pretty big crumbs rolling out of the insurance and funeral services industries which are beginning to paint a disturbing picture….”

    John Day

    “Deflationista” flatters me with attention to my comment.


    Real GDP Growth MINUS Debt

    When you create Potemkin ‘growth’ by pulling the future forward into the Present with debt created out of thin air, when you get to the ‘future’ (coming soon) there’s NOTHING there to support an economy.

    Here’s a graph of the Real GDP without debt, oh my goodness, greater than the Great Depression.


    “….after decades of increasing debt levels in the economy, which diverts capital from productive growth to debt service, the rise of the “wealth inequality” should be of no surprise. As shown, without increasing debt levels, there would be no economic growth at all. Much like Potemkin’s village, while the economy may have “appeared” to grow, economic growth was “negative” without debt increases. The chart below shows what economic growth would be without increasing federal debt.”



    On 12 countries roll back Covid restirictions ..


    Europe is accelerating steps to roll back COVID restrictions as efforts to control the spread of the virus have failed and countries downgrade the threat posed by SARS-CoV-2.

    Efforts to control COV19 have failed and the threat of the virus is downgraded? Heh doesn’t make any sense… ??

    Firstly, the Pols and the Public have become bored with the narrative. Spreading fear thru serious stuff, e.g. the stay-behind ‘terrorists’ murderous attacks in Italy, the war on drugs in the US, the Western war on Islamic Terrorism, works enduringly well. The Corona hype can’t compete!

    E.g. in Switz, the Trace system never worked, ppl just wouldn’t / couldn’t do it, and today as unvaxxed I can tell you checking at entries etc. (with some exceptions, state-run places) is rare, it is not the role of restaurant owners to check identities, ppl are no longer afraid of the Corona, and without the fear they don’t act from personal convictions, only under threat of fines etc. which in Switz is not v. strong.

    Spreading of fear and moves to control. Recall Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, which lead to Security in airports forcing travellers to remove shoes, etc. Lasted for a while, then died out…

    Secondly, pressure from some sectors has been slowly increasing (France, Switz.) notably the hospitality, tourism, transport, and ‘show’ (theatres etc.) They have been bailed out, and are being bailed out, again and again, but.. there must be an end, normal biz must resume.. The med. circuit is also starting to make noises…Some industrial sectors are doing very badly …The pols are afraid of being voted out, of popular revolt, and ‘far right / far left’ pols are gathering support, that is always an alarm signal. (As felt by the PTB.)

    Thirdly, whatever the aim of the Globalists and their vassals is (be it the Great Reset, the Sustainable aka Green Economy, the new Ultimate Control Technocracy, or a Radical De-Population scenario, or just plain Greed from the shareholders in Big Pharma.. pick your favorite..) when things get dicey, as the French say:

    Reculer pour mieux Sauter

    – step back to be able to better leap forward at the next opportunity.

    So a ‘wind-down’ will now proceed, in some countries. It is possible that sharp divisions in ‘regulations’ in Europe will come about.

    John Day

    @Susmarie 108: 25 hydroxy vitamin D, calcifediol, is the active circulating form, and is what is measured when you get a vitamin-D-level checked.
    It’s what is looked at in the research, and what all of the mortality and morbidity data is based upon.
    Vitamin-D supplements over the counter are all Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), which is metabolized to active vitamin-D and stored as such.
    Medically prescribed vitamin D may include Vitamin D2, Calcifediol (not in US) and Calcitriol, which is a rapidly bioavailable form of vitamin-D, often prescribed by kidney specialists, and studied some in COVID. http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/endocrine/otherendo/vitamind.html
    All of these forms of vitamin-D seem to help and to become calcifediol, 250 hydroxy vitamin-D when taken into the body.
    Taking 200,000 to 300,000 units of vitamin D3 once, for those who have not maintained their level, at onset of COVID, should produce blood levels in the normal range in 3 days, peaking in 1-2 weeks, and remaining roughly normal for about a month afterwards.
    Those who have more body fat, or no gallbladder, should certainly take the higher dose.
    As far as I can tell, all of the benefit lies in getting the measured vitamin-D up, certainly to normal (30-100), but upper normal (60-100) appears to be a little better.
    Your immune system really uses up vitamin-D when fighting illness/infectious disease.
    Good website: http://www.drdavidgrimes.com/


    “Deflationista” flatters me with attention to my comment.

    “Doctor” John Day makes me laugh with the irony of his comments:

    the slippery slope of cognitive laziness, not reconsidering assumptions and looking for flaws regularly. Many are no good at it. Many more could do it, but take the easier path of going-along.
    Once the first lazy step is taken, “copping out”, any application of intellectual rigor becomes less and less possible, until there is some catastrophic breakage in the support system and everything must be re-assessed.
    Proactively looking for flaws and failures is a lot of work, but it’s also my set-point somehow.
    It makes me slower, but I usually do good work, and I own-up to mistakes and simple errors promptly. It’s too much work to fake stuff and I’ll just forget what my lie was supposed to be these days.

    John Day

    “Calcifediol, 25 hudroxy vitamin-D”, that should read.


    from Clusterfuck Nation

    Ahh, the Turdeau is fragrant today!

    “……Meanwhile, the premiers of Saskatchewan and Alberta provinces have thrown in the towel on Covid-19 restrictions, leaving Mr. Trudeau in his fortress-of-solitude, exact whereabouts unknown, desperately hurling objurgations at the “racists, Islamophobes, and transphobes” seeking to end his career as a turbaned, cross-dressing, blackface political entertainer.”



    @those darned kids: Yesterday you posted a link to “weekly covid deaths before and after mass vaccination campaigns by country:”


    I saw it yesterday and went back today to fetch it so I could share, but it has been taken down. I think I’ve seen this before somewhere–anywhere else you know of that it is posted?

    those darned kids

    ¡jump, rats, jump!, the ship is go

    those darned kids

    sumac: “Why the huge focus on Trudeau ”

    mr. trudeau is el jerko numero uno. the trucker mandate is federal. that started the avalanche.

    most people have no clue where the mandates are coming from, but since mr. trudeau has made himself the voice for all things mandate, he has become the focal point for all things anti-mandate.

    the spleen of sauron, so to speak.


    Keep your mouth shut …
    Pen stronger than sword ….
    Air horns strongest of all

    Time to use new tactics
    New tools/tactic needed in Quebec and Toronto to be effective
    Don’t forget that there are freedom fighter rising out of the snow banks of ever capital city and every street


    TV showing white stuff fromTexas to northern states


    Oroboros- yeah, but was his weed better? 🙂
    I remember those days.

    Nigerian tanker explosion: 2million barrels. A drop in the ocean, but a slimy drop, indeed.

    D Benton Smith

    How To Establish An Authoritarian Civilization

    The process takes some time, but it’s still an essentially step-by-step checklist. Let’s get started.

    1) Create INABILITY by requiring capable people to get permission (license, permit, approval, whatever) for doing what they already know how to do and which everyone already wants them to do.

    2) Unnecessarily Gate Keep all sorts of routine human activity (license to marry? birth certificate? food “regulations”? WTF !) until there exists no activity which isn’t “prohibited until authorized” by some official or another. A full-on “Gate Keeper Society”. Most jobs that are not actually physical production/service jobs, are now some form of “gate keeper” job. Teachers and paper workers, for examples, are now gate keepers.

    3) Serving as an authority requires authorization from higher authority, so just forget about being an officially certified certifier without first swearing and enforcing allegiance to the authority who authorizes that job to perform its function or even exist in the first place.

    4) At this stage, any people who still are actually knowledgeable and actually capable are only permitted to know or do that which is permitted, so all other knowledge and skill is simply starved out. To live ya gotta make a living, and that doesn’t leave much leisure time to learn small engine repair or small scale farming.

    5) Once there is only ONE way to do anything (the authorized way) then it no longer matters whether or not any other possible ways exist, since ya couldn’t do them anyway. Actual workability and competence thus become irrelevant, since things such as logic, efficiency or benefit have nothing to do with whether a thing is done or not.

    6) There will now be more than plenty of inability to go around, since hardly anyone knows much of anything outside their narrow (officially authorized) specialty, nor able to gain such knowledge, and couldn’t fix their own home, car or health if their lives depended on it. If anything necessary to life happens to wear out or break then someone other than themselves will have to fix it for them (when permitted, and after paying the fee, of course.)

    7) Bosses can start dismantling the whole structure now, by only “authorizing” those things which are guaranteed proven methods of SLOWLY & STEADILY DEGRADING the workability of things that are necessary to people’s lives. Truth, nutrition, wellness, habitation, transportation, communication, family, procreation, socialization and so on. Pole to pole.

    8) Remove ( ! ) anyone who won’t play along. This includes AS A CRITICALLY IMPORTANT COMPONENT all businesses which were small enough to have semi-evaded the Gate Keepers up til now, especially if they provide vital goods and services. Restaurants, truckers, practicing physicians and independent information sources immediately spring to mind.

    9) Rinse and repeat until the economic and social structure of the entire civilization is institutionalized into hierarchical interlocked chains-of-command of authorized gatekeepers, coming together at the top.

    10) Now for the clincher. Directly threaten people’s physical lives with real or imagined disaster (pandemics work nicely) and make dependably true information about it EXTREMELY difficult to find or verify. FEAR and LIES are the watchwords. The FEAR can be hyper exaggerated and the lies can be blatantly and patently false. In fact, those are the best kind. Bigger is better because that raises the heat and stirs the pot harder.

    11) When the ignorant, critically disabled, utterly dependent (and therefore terrified) population turns to their trusted authorities for help and information . . . give them a false promise of help to believe in, on the condition that to receive the help they must believe the lie. Bingo. Ya got the Mass Formation that was aimed for from the start, and the lie that the population believes in (the one that ya just gave them) , is the psychosis that population then has.

    12) Opposition and noncompliance now become the only crimes prosecuted, but since ALL institutions are totally captured it is short work to mop that up. If the jails get full just build temporary camps (won’t be needed for very long) while bull-dozing holes for the mass graves. Hell, save some effort and have the enthralled victims of the mass psychosis do it for ya.

    13) Theoretically, all that remains at this stage is for the deranged psychopaths to go back to wherever soulless demons like to go, and get back to whatever craven debauchery they were defiling themselves with before being so insubordinately interrupted by human decency. But Stop! But there is a bit of a problem in getting this far along. It’s called reality.

    In reality ALL of the power and stuff (money, machines, toys, service, sexual abasement, obedience, FOOD ! , etc.) comes from . . . and can of course ONLY come from . . . the knowledgeable, capable people who make and distribute such things!

    Not enough knowledgeable capable people working productiely in a smooth running advanced technologicsl civilization? Well then, not enough abundantly luxurious stuff either. Or even food and shelter for that matter. Can’t have what isn’t made.

    What would certainly happen in reality (as in: THIS physically manifested Universe) is that LONG before hegemonic authoritarian nirvana was accomplished the whole incompetent lie strewn stupid incapable desaned over the moon wacko system would simply not work any more. It doesn’t take deep reasoning and logic to figure that one out. 4th Grade grammar school arithmetic should do the trick. Chop down 90% of a tree will leave 10% of a dying tree.

    And that bothers me. Where, now, are folks gonna sling those ropes?


    @D Benton

    Good wrap up. The inability plague starts with college graduates, working in retail before ‘their ship comes in’, and their virtual high status job of designing personalized mochaccino cup warmers starts.

    None of them can make change at the register without it being revealed to them on an LED display. And forget about counting back the change, something my cohorts learned in 4th grade with Mrs Hannin and our lesson, ‘let’s have a pretend store.’ (it covered math, inventory, re-order, display, marketing, etc…)

    Imagine the polemic of arguing with your college grad barista that 2+2=4. OMG that’s so racist!

    But Hey, waiting until the social control grid makes you apply for a ‘license’ to use the Web, you know, like a drivers license for the Information Superhighway.

    This is why selectively limiting access to ‘the Internet’ with a licensing requirement is such a turd in the punch bowl for the mass formatted younger Gen.

    I have supreme confidence that they would literally throw their first born into a wood chipper to stay connected to the Web, it’s Life itself.

    The real kill switch isn’t the power grid, we’ll burn the bodies of the Covidian Death Cult in the electric generation boilers first. The Real Kill Switch is access to the Web itself!

    With an entire generation of masked toddlers and pre-schoolers who can’t even read facial expressions or emotional cues anymore because the window of that particular developmental skill is gone, access to a screen telling you what next to do is critical to avoid Total Hyperventilating Panic.

    “Hey Mom, when can I apply for my Internet Driving License?”

    “When my dearest, you’ve demonstrated Total Allegiance to Black Rock of course!”


    Interesting change of tone in Ontario premier Ford’s take on covid protests. Early protests against lockdowns were met with Ford’s condemnation. Now the trucker protests get his “blessing” while he still supports vaccination – good old political talking out of both sides of the mouth. Can you smell an election coming?

    Maxwell Quest


    those darned kids

    Oil at $92/bbl:

    I do wonder what effect the cross border vax mandates and protests surrounding them are having on the price of oil given it’s one of our biggest imports from Canada. And to compound the matter, LNG and oil being limited due to sanctions on Russia.

    Domino effect?

    [email protected]


    The best source of Vitamin D is sunshine. if we also want more Vitamin D and to reduce stress, then clearly the recommendation is that we should be stripping off most of our clothes and spending more time in the sunshine, and people in the far north should be moving south.

    It’s noteworthy to me that the solutions to the problems caused by “progress” and our lifestyle are all designed to further accommodate that lifestyle with an easy fix like fish oil or some new technology. Let’s not ever, ever, live the lives our animal bodies were originally adapted to.

    Formerly T-Bear

    The new virus found only in France:

    Oh! Macron!!

    Maxwell Quest

    I actually think this variation fits better:

    No Place Like Home

    those darned kids
    Veracious Poet

    tinfoilhatted canuck:

    Some of my friends suggest it is because he is a puppet of Soros and the WEF Build back Better! imperative. The young future leaders of the globalist future.

    Soros the evil mastermind!

    Au contraire mon petit mouton, the Judenrat operative is just another heel seeking a inclusion for his legacy with the real masters of the planet, old money like Canadada’s Queen & Lords ~ A loose cannon, as they say, in high theatre with roots back to the Roman pathology & bedtime tale of King Arthur…

    MCing the socialist (D) vs. fascist (R) deception, bribing/blackmailing every liar possible, from dog catcher to da district of criminal critters & da 10 Downing cat house…

    But this extreme vulnerability to “death by ignorance” is how Mass Formation Psychosis is even possible in the first . “Authorities” who want to rob, kill or control you (for power and profit) just turn up the fear of death and destruction until the victims themselves turn to their own murderer as “trusted authority.” All nicely arranged beforehand, of course, because it works.

    In any case, it’s a tough spot to be in and ultimately we have nothing to blame but our own irresponsibility and laziness. We COULD have done our own observing, thinking, working and practicing earlier . . . but apparently we had better things to do at the time so we just farmed the job out.

    You expect to much of these poor wittle sheeple, they just want a derp’er bowl ticket + a slice of cake 😉

    The phrase “ With that power comes moral and intellectual responsibility ” thusly is corrupted into a justification for propaganda via “The Noble Lie,” treating the masses as children, ignoring their inherent humanity and “adultness.”


    So Whoopi Goldberg gets suspended from ABC for saying the Holocaust wasn’t about race.


    How rich, a Goldberg censored for impure thoughts.

    Jim Kunstler is spot on about the Woketards being like the Jacobins and they will eventually devour their own.

    True Dat!

    How many crusades has an old Boomer like Whoopi lead against the Anti-New Speak holdouts in La La Land????

    Whoopi as The View’s very own demi Robespierre.

    The Woke Revolution cancels one of it’s own!



    Seized the “Go Fund Me” Donations


    Ya know, to track down the actual ‘bad guys’ of this global talking point tyranny, medical, financial, political, etc…. look no further than Black Rock and Vanguard.

    Within their poisonous bosoms lie the Satanist Cabal. Probably a couple thousand families, from every country on earth hiding their identities like maggots at the bottom of the manure pile.

    The inner locking directorates and shell companies and incestuous financial skullduggery that are woven together in Black Rock and Vanguard are like the Gordian Knot of modern Evil Incarnate Obfuscation.

    But the Web is chockablock full of really amazing sleuths and investigators.

    If you add financial crimes Bounty Hunters to the mix, well, it might get interesting.

    Eviscerate and dissect the crimes of say Zucker the Fucker or Billy Judas Goat Gates and you get to keep a minimum of 10% of their ill gotten gains, I guaranty the new cyber version of old fashion Bounty Hunters will pop up like poison mushrooms after a good rain.

    Cyber Bounty Hunters Hackers might be a great theme for an Action Thriller Blockbuster movie, like the Matrix meets Bladerunner with a dash of Dune and Raiders of the Last Ark.

    The Black Rock and Vanguard maggots need to be outed and exposed. They are still just flesh and blood, (barely human) but they put their pants on one leg at a time.


    The force is strong in this one.

    If someone says the vaccines don’t work to prevent omicron infection they have no idea what they’re talking about. They may not work quite as well as they did against previous variants, but they unambiguously do work. (Michael Baum)

    U of T downtown campus is locking down. Everyone is to go home. Buildings are locked and parking garages are closed. I don’t recall this ever happening. Even on 9/11 they just sent everyone home. They didn’t lock the buildings. (Andrea Reynolds)

    Very interesting: a Moderna attempt at an Omicron-targeted booster shot apparently doesn’t add anything past what the original vaccine provides in a primate model (!) (Derek Lowe)

    Masks work. Better masks work better. Masking together works best of all.
    Masking alone: 51-56% protective
    Masking together: 95% protective
    In poll after poll, 60-70% of people agree: We want mask policies that help us mask together in surges. (Julia Raifman)

    As I read, there seems to more emphasis on masking as opposed to getting jabbed. What, masks work better than jabs in regards to transmission?

    No part of the hygiene hypothesis says it’s good or healthy for kids to get infections. In fact, there are robust associations between certain allergic diseases and a bunch of common infections e.g. asthma and RSV, rhinoviruses, etc. (Edward Nirenberg)

    It seems non-pharma kids do better then pharma kids.

    Myself and some friends are willing to escort people to/from work with the convoy rolling in.
    Please reach out if any of your coworkers would like the comfort of another person walking them in. (Masked and fully vaccinated of course) (Keltie Hamilton)

    “Toronto police advise hospital workers not to wear scrubs to work this weekend ahead of planned anti-vaccine trucker protest in downtown”

    With infectious diseases, it’s common for people undergoing immune-suppressing treatments to be the first to die. (Tara Moriarty)

    WARNING TO ALL DOCTORS & DATA SCIENTISTS: I AM OBSERVING a massive spike in cancer. I am warning that there is now 20 times the normal average of certain types of cancers ever since the “Operation Warp Speed” Injections were first introduced. (Dr. Afzal)

    Today I’m announcing the end of the Public Health Disaster Proc, effective 11:59 p.m., Feb. 15. The flu and other infectious illnesses are part of our everyday lives, and coronavirus can be managed similarly. (Gov. Kim Reynolds)

    I’ll have to add Iowa to potential places to move to.

    V. Arnold

    Formerly T-Bear
    The new virus found only in France:

    Oh! Macron!!

    LOL, good one…


    Whoopi’s so angry she got smacked down by her Mediawhore masters, she might quit the View!

    Oh, the Humanity!

    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out sweetheart.

    The Hindengoldberg in it’s glory!


    Re: Canadian Truckers Protest:

    I have been watching the signaling coming from Trudeau and he seems more determined than ever to break the truckers protest. He has declared the truckers protest to be unlawful and anybody who is in downtown Ottawa a domestic terrorist.

    This weekend Trudeau is closing all the public transportation routes to downtown Ottawa. The Ottawa Police have set up road blocks to prevent anyone from driving into downtown Ottawa. Further he is deploying hundreds of secret federal police to infiltrate the protest and gather the intelligence required to identify all the protest participants so he can pick them off, using the police and courts, one by one.

    Those Ottawa Police officers who have shown sympathy with the protesters have been deemed a problem and will be removed from the police force.

    This Ottawa police barricade is designed to cut off all supplies of food and fuel to the truckers. It is also designed to prevent the public in Ottawa from being able to go downtown and show their support. The police will also try and prevent the public from bringing with them any supplies such as food to the protesters. Police will be actively stopping any pedestrians trying to walk to downtown Ottawa.

    We have already seen the premier of Alberta quickly double-cross the Alberta truckers who opened up a lane in both directions at the border, as a show of good face.

    All the public signals I am seeing from Trudeau are showing a huge hardening of his position. We must obey him or else!

    Our only hope in Canada is that these police actors go about enforcing Trudeau’s new dictat in such a way that it fails and back fires.

    D Benton Smith

    @VeraceousPoet reminded me that, “You expect too much of these poor wittle sheeple, they just want a derp’er bowl ticket + a slice of cake 😉”

    You make a good point, but since I’m only about the same smart as, say, half of them (“which half?” you might ask ) why should I let any of them off the hook? They can torture their innocent brain cells just like I had to. If they don’t wanna then it’s all on them. As for the ball game I’ll take the Bengals because around here if I said anything nice about the Rams I would be evicted from my home by an angry mob, beaten and deported on a hand split fence rail (if I was lucky). Gotta pass on the ticket and cake because the game is like, in Los Angeles, ya know? And wifey monitors my cake input like the NSA tracks Donald J. Trump.

    D Benton Smith


    Sounds like Ottowa is turning into Cold War Berlin. Watch Trudeau build a wall (he’s about that stupid). Didn’t go all that well for the Commies that time, and probably won’t this time either. During American Prohibition for example Canadian whiskey flowed into the USA like the Niagra ( those durned truckers again) so the permeability of Turdoe’s police blockade is a smuggler’s wet dream. I think the drama build up is just going to make victory that much bigger and better , but the old crystal ball goes murky on HOW. Another unpredicted show of solidarity would certainly do the trick . . . or another scared rat breaking ranks in pretty boy’s Party as his approval rating continues it’s steep downward plunge into the toilet. Parliamentary systems have a very handy eject button that us Yanks haven’t got.

    We’ll see, and probably soon.

    those darned kids

    chooch!!!!!: it’s not just those kids. it’s everywhere! the truckers are inspiring the world!



    Here is a fun fact or fiction.

    Justin’s “fiddle- duddle” father rode around Quebec on his motorcycle wearing a German uniform with a swastika arm ban during WW2.

    So is Justin a communist or a Nazi, or both? We know he is racist!


    Interesting communist Trudeau saying using the Canadian military is not in the cards.
    I suspect after letting the Chinese army winter train in Canada, the military might yet prove to be disloyal. Hopefully the Canadian military turned him down flat.
    Afterall the military are in the middle of purging all of the unvaccinated Canadian soldiers, they may now be too weak.


    It looks like a few, maybe 20 or so, farmers drove their little green tractors to Queens Part, in downtown Toronto. They are having a BBQ in the middle of the street. This protest, unlike the truckers protest, is OK because it is totally green. Trudeau is green.

    D Benton Smith

    It’s fun to watch the Elite’s brain dead Tyrinfants play increasingly panicky “WhacA-Mole” with wolverines and honey badgers popping up (more and faster) instead of cuddly little rodents.

    Trudeau, for example, soiled his dainties when a few semi’s rolled into town, and called up troops (literally) when combine harvesters and hay racks headed for Ottawa. Imagine his state of mind when the Tribes arise. If his handlers don’t plug his butt immediately the dirty litle coward might bleed out.

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