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René Magritte The black flag 1937

 

Why Are People Deliberately Infecting Themselves With Covid-19? (RT)
Don’t Overload The Immune System With Repeated Vaccinations – EMA (FS)
It’s Really Rather Simple (Denninger)
The Mass Formation Madness Must Stop (Malone)
Fauci Says He’s Mystified by Lagging Vaccine Booster Rates
Attorney Representing Freedom Convoy Shares a Message (CTH)
GoFundMe Shuts Down Freedom Convoy Fundraiser (RT)
Freedom Convoy Finds New Crowdfunding Platform & Crashes It (RT)
Elon Musk Slams GoFundMe Over Protesting Truckers (RT)
GoFundMe Supported Antifa’s ‘CHAZ/CHOP’ Even After People Were Murdered (PM)
New Filing Accuses Feds Of Snooping On Bannon Lawyer (JTN)
What a US Trap for Russia in Ukraine Might Look Like (Lauria)
Death Wish (Jim Kunstler)
Record-Breaking Artist Pak Joins Forces With Assange To Make NFT History (CF)

 

 

Based on wastewater surveillance data. Infections in Massachusetts back down to Pre-Omicron surge levels. Hospitalizations, & deaths should follow in upcoming weeks

 

 

Unmitigated disaster

 

 

After 37 weeks, 20% of myocarditis cases have not healed. Not so mild?!

 

 

So they will be able to work. How sad it that?

Why Are People Deliberately Infecting Themselves With Covid-19? (RT)

If you are, like me, vaccinated against Covid-19 and do not want to catch this nasty virus, you may find it counterintuitive that some people are deliberately infecting themselves with it. But that is what is happening, especially in places with strict rules placing limits on what unvaccinated people can do. Where I live in Italy, there is increasing evidence of Covid self-infection as limitations on unvaccinated people are strengthening. I first noticed news of Corona ‘parties’ for people to get infected last November in northern Italy.Sky reported these parties were attracting a lot of attention in Telegram groups in the Bolzano area and that these had spread from Austria and Germany, where the report claimed the superspreading shindigs were born. Indeed, the report noted the tragic death of a 55-year-old man in Austria after he was infected at a Corona party.

At the time, I thought self-infection involved very few people and mostly hard core ‘anti-vax’ activists in places like Bolzano, which has had a reputation for low Covid-19 vaccination rates for a long time. Yet self-infection with Covid-19 has become more widespread in Italy, as laws restricting participation in work, education, and social life for unvaccinated people are implemented. Since last summer, to work in healthcare in Italy, it has been necessary to possess a green pass, which indicates being vaccinated against Covid-19 or recently having recovered from the virus. “We have received various notifications of dinners with positive people organized by unvaccinated nurses,” stated Samanta Grossi, the president of the Professional Nurses association in my nearby city of Treviso. Unvaccinated nurses and other healthcare employees who test positive for Covid-19 avoid suspension from work and pay.

Similarly, employees in education in Italy have been required to demonstrate they are vaccinated or have recently recovered from Covid-19 since last September. An unvaccinated preschool teacher who has been suspended from work recently decided to infect herself with the virus. Police and school headteachers have reported that teachers have been able to get infected and continue teaching in schools by attending dinners with people who are positive with Covid-19. In some instances, they were told some teachers were prepared to pay 200 to 300 euros to do so.

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Google translation from France Soir.

Don’t Overload The Immune System With Repeated Vaccinations – EMA (FS)

For the past few weeks, several scientists have been increasing warnings against vaccine reminders against Covid-19, warnings confirmed on January 11, during a press briefing held at the EMA (European Medicines Agency). While the vaccine booster started several weeks ago in the vast majority of European countries, the United States and Israel, Marco Cavaleri, head of biological health threats and vaccine strategy at the European Medicines Agency , made known his fears about too frequent booster shots. Boosters every four months could cause a problem with the immune response, insists this vaccination official who is also concerned about the risk of fatigue among the population with the continuous administration of boosters.

Boosters “can be done once or even twice, but we don’t think they need to be repeated constantly,” said Marco Cavaleri, who urges countries to allow more time between booster programs and advises perform at the beginning of the cold season in each hemisphere, following the plan established for influenza vaccination strategies. It also invites reflection on how we can move from the current pandemic framework to a more endemic one. The advice comes as several countries consider the possibility of offering people a second booster shot to further protect them against a resurgence of infections with the Omicron variant. A pioneering country in vaccination, Israel believed for a few weeks that it had overcome the epidemic. Now, with more than 40,000 a day, the government has reserved the fourth injection for people over 60 and those with co-morbidities.

In a lengthy interview with CNBC, Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer , echoed the European Medicines Agency’s recommendation. “I don’t know if there’s a need for a fourth booster. It’s something that needs to be tested. And I know that Israel has already started some of these experiments, and we’re going to be running some of these experiments as well. to make sure that if necessary, we will use it,” he said. Indeed, clinical trials to know the quality of the protection of these booster doses, but also the tolerance, would have been desirable before they are administered in the general population.

Whether they are biologists or doctors, big names in science such as Professors Didier Raoult, Jean-Marc Sabatier or Jacques Fantini and his team have made known their doubts about the effectiveness of a vaccination developed from the wild strain from Wuhan and which would have become completely obsolete since the appearance of the Delta variant and especially the Omicron variant. Guest of the program Touche pas à mon poste, Professor Raoult said last week: “It is in the countries where the most vaccines have been made that there are the most cases”. A fact that he supports with scientific explanations still little known to the general public. “There is a significant number of cases that follow a vaccine injection within 15 days to three weeks. This is due to a scientific phenomenon called facilitating antibodies. That is, there are antibodies that facilitate infection. Their effect is seen in the three weeks following the injection” also added the professor.

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“Is this proof that the jabs killed those people? No, but its damn good evidence.”

It’s Really Rather Simple (Denninger)

There is a clear elevation of all-cause mortality in the 25-44 age bracket coinciding with Covid-19 showing up. There is also an elevation in the other age brackets, by the way. All-cause is just that – while some of this is undoubtedly Covid-19, policy-driven deaths are also in there. Suicides, ODs and similar were and are up materially over the 2019 numbers, and these are also in that figure. Dead is dead, I remind you; why is not material to either the dead person or their loved ones. But what we do know, by simple comparison with other age brackets, is that most of it wasn’t Covid. How do we know this? Because the winter of 2020 came and went, where a huge number of older people died as a result of Covid-19 and during most of it there were no jabs available to anyone. This age group saw a small – measurable, but small – bump during that time.

We thus know that Covid simply doesn’t kill people in this age group all that frequently — and, in fact, the mitigations killed far more people than the disease. But then….. Joe Biden’s administration and private employers started issuing threats: Take the jab or get fired. And…. there were a lot of jabs given to people who would have otherwise not taken them, most of which came after the big summer spike of Delta cases. There was an exact correlation in the rise of deaths with the threats. Remember that Biden (and many others) crowed that threats work.

Well, they sure do work, by the data: Threats are deadly and they did in fact kill. Is this proof that the jabs killed those people? No, but its damn good evidence. What’s worse, however, is that post the spike the death rate did not go back to baseline among this age group — and now, it STILL hasn’t. In other words the intervention was worthless and might actually be enhancing infections since (1) you can only die once, (2) the >85 cohort IS seeing reduced mortality (they got hit hard prior, and once dead they no longer can die again) and the same is true, to a lesser-extent, in the 65+ group. There is no net benefit if for a given number of jabs one person is killed by the jab and one person doesn’t die from Covid. That’s a net zero and the only valid means of computing public health benefit is a decrease in all-cause mortality.

Everyone of working age either got nothing or was harmed and worse, there is no follow-on benefit either as in these groups the mortality rate has not decreased compared to prior to jabs being available which, if they actually did reduce all-cause mortality, would be evident in the data. This is now established; net-net on a broad societal basis they’re worthless at best*.

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“Society, our government, is doing an unprecedented and known amount of damage to the healthy development of our children. This has to stop.”

The Mass Formation Madness Must Stop (Malone)

I have written and spoken out about vaccine mandates for children and why they are wrong. Children are rarely at risk of severe disease from COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 and almost all deaths of children have been those with co-morbidities. The vaccines have a high adverse event profile in children that has not been fully analyzed. This is reason enough to not allow mandates, even State government or regional school board mandates. But I have not written as much about masks, school closures, and the selfishness of teacher’s unions, who are more interested in protecting themselves than children. Children are at very little risk from COVID-19 severe disease. Most kids in the USA now have natural immunity, many have been vaccinated, and Omicron is nothing more than a cold for the vast majority of children and adults.

Even during Delta, children rarely develop severe COVID-19 disease. They have strong, healthy immune systems. This disease is stratified by age and co-morbidities. We all know this by now. Furthermore, neither masks nor vaccines prevent infection, replication or transmission of the Omicron strain of SARS-CoV-2. There is no reason to mask children in schools. There is no reason to mask children in shops, restaurants, parks, after school program, etc. There is no reason for children to have plexiglass shields around them in the class room. There is no reason why we need to deny children exercise programs, sports, after school care and physical education. It is time to end social distancing programs and let kids be kids. Children are social beings.

Having normal social interactions with other people, with other children is critical to growing up in a healthy environment. Social isolation of children is not ok. Sports, after school program, childcare, recreational activities and extracurricular activities need to return to normalcy. One important way children learn is by mimicry. Facial expressions of friends, teachers, mentors, parents not only are important for speech development, they are important for children to learn emotional norms and behaviors. We do not know what damage we are doing by masking. At this point, long term effects are unknown.

Furthermore, the COVID-19 unvaccinated children must be treated no differently than any other child. It is not anyone’s business other than the parent’s whether a child is vaccinated for COVID-19 or not. American’s have a fundamental right to privacy and there is no exclusionary clause for people younger than a certain age. Unvaccinated children or unmasked children should not be segregated, shamed or put in special rooms. They should not be excluded from the playground or sports activities. Society, our government, is doing an unprecedented and known amount of damage to the healthy development of our children. This has to stop.

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Listen to The Science, damn it!

Fauci Says He’s Mystified by Lagging Vaccine Booster Rates

White House COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci said he is confused as to why booster rates are lagging and said he doesn’t “have an easy explanation” for the phenomenon. When asked by a reporter on Wednesday about why fully vaccinated individuals aren’t getting as many boosters, Fauci noted that “about half” of all eligible Americans have received booster doses so far. Fauci made the remarks alongside COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients at a White House briefing. “Why would people who had enough understanding of the risk to go ahead and get the primary series—why we don’t have more getting the booster,” Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, said in response. “I don’t have an easy explanation for that.”

Fauci said that he believes that federal health data suggests that it is “stunningly obvious” that vaccinated people should get a booster dose. “So, the only thing that we can do is to continue to come out with the data and to make sure the American public appreciates why it is so important for optimal protection to get boosted,” he said. Fauci’s comments come as several recent studies have shown that natural immunity, or the immunity achieved by prior COVID-19 infection, provides effective and lasting protection. One preprint study published in Italy in late January suggested that natural immunity lasts about 18 months.

“At 18 months, 97 percent participants tested positive for anti-NCP, hinting towards the persistence of infection-induced immunity even for the vaccinated individuals,” researchers wrote in a study posted to the Medrxiv website, referring to nucleocapsid, a type of protein within the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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“Chief Sloly outlined that federal intelligence authorities will be “collecting financial, digital, vehicle registration, driver identification, insurance status and other related evidence that will be used in prosecution.“

Attorney Representing Freedom Convoy Shares a Message (CTH)

Keith Wilson is the lawyer representing the “Truckers for Freedom” organization. Earlier today, prior to the GoFundMe announcement, Mr. Wilson posted a video message for everyone concerning the earlier announcement made by the Ottawa Police chief Peter Sloly. One note: I believe the referenced Canadian Freedom Charter was suspended as part of the national state of emergency declared by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the justification for the restrictions now being protested.

Earlier Today – Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly held a press conference on Friday announcing measures to combat the continued Freedom Convoy protests in the streets, and to block any additional protesting support from arriving. In essence, the Ottawa police are going to use domestic terrorism authority against the Canadian freedom protest groups. The outlined measures include deploying an additional 150 municipal police officers and undercover federal agents to infiltrate the protest and gather intelligence useful for the purpose of eliminating their effort. Chief Sloly outlined that federal intelligence authorities will be “collecting financial, digital, vehicle registration, driver identification, insurance status and other related evidence that will be used in prosecution.” The jackboots will focus on using acts of mischief, hate, harassment, intimidation and other threatening behaviors, whether real or created by Canadian intelligence operations, to target the protestors.


Additionally, a “surge and contain” strategy will be used to isolate the protest in the red zone area in front of Parliament Hill. Ottawa police will use heavy concrete barriers as barricades, to create no-access roadways throughout the downtown core, and they will likely close highway off-ramps and bridges to stop additional support and/or protest groups from arriving. The goal is to isolate the current protest groups, cut off their supply and support logistics, and pick them off. Further, any police officer who is caught aiding, assisting, supporting, sympathizing with or facilitating the ongoing freedom protest in the city, will be removed from duty and subject to arrest. All Ottawa police officers are to regard the protesting group as an unlawful, extremist and hate-filled mob and have a duty to comply with the instructions of the command and control structure.

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GoFundMe will become a lot smaller. People don’t like their money stolen, or redirected.

GoFundMe Shuts Down Freedom Convoy Fundraiser (RT)

Crowdfunding site GoFundMe has shut down a campaign in support of the anti-vaccine mandate movement in Canada, after it amassed nearly $8 million, claiming that the protest is no longer peaceful. Following a review of “relevant facts” and “multiple discussions with local law enforcement and city officials,” the fundraising was found to be in violation of the platform’s rule that “prohibits the promotion of violence and harassment,” the company said in a statement on Friday. The platform admitted that the organizers “provided a clear distribution plan for the initial $1M that was released earlier this week and confirmed funds would be used only for participants who traveled to Ottawa to participate in a peaceful protest,” but claimed that the situation has since “evolved” and no further funds will be released.


“Given how this situation has evolved, no further funds will be directly distributed to the Freedom Convoy organizers — we will work with organizers to send all remaining funds to credible and established charities verified by GoFundMe.” The fundraiser has garnered $7,964,141 (Can$10,096,400) as of Wednesday night, when it was suspended for “review.” GoFundMe said all donors may now submit a request for a full refund until February 19, 2022. The crowdfunding site said it wants to remain a “trusted platform” and insisted that it “supports peaceful protests.” The Freedom Convoy kicked off last week in protest of a vaccination mandate for truckers traveling between the United States and Canada, seeing scores of vehicles blockade a border crossing near Coutts, Alberta and create a miles-long backup stretching into Montana.

Convoy Milk River

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GiveSendGo is working hard to accomodate the overwhelming amount of donations.

Freedom Convoy Finds New Crowdfunding Platform & Crashes It (RT)

A website hosting a new fundraising effort to support truck drivers protesting vaccine mandates in Canada is experiencing major technical difficulties, with a wave of traffic crashing the platform after GoFundMe canceled a prior campaign that garnered millions of dollars. Shortly after GoFundMe gave the boot to the ‘Freedom Convoy 2022’ campaign on Friday afternoon, organizers made another attempt on Christian crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo, raising more than $150,000 in just a matter of hours. A spike in visitors has caused problems for the website, however.

“We know the site is slow, or getting a server error. We are working on it! All hands on deck. There’s thousands on [the site] making successful donations so please try again if you get an error!” it said. The new fundraiser features a brief video from organizer Tamara Lich, who explained that GoFundMe had shut down the previous campaign that raised around $8 million (Can$10 million) after only disbursing $1 million, freezing the rest. “We decided to team up with an organization called GiveSendGo, which is going to enable us to get donations into the hands of the truckers much, much quicker while everybody gets the rest of this stuff sorted out,” she said, adding “You know we plan to be here for the long-haul, as long as it takes to ensure that your rights and freedoms are restored.”

The money is being raised to support a convoy of truckers who have descended on the Canadian capital to demand an end to cross-border vaccine requirements, staging a massive protest in Ottawa. Others have gathered near the border with the US, creating a blockade of big rigs and other vehicles. While local police have denounced the gatherings as disruptive and unlawful, authorities have been unable to disperse the demonstrators for several days. On the heels of GoFundMe’s decision to scrap the original fund drive, the Ottawa Police Service cheered the move, thanking the site for “listening to our concerns as a City and a police service.” “The decision to withhold funding for these unlawful demonstrations is an important step and we call on all crowdfunding sites to follow,” it said.

The Canada I love
https://twitter.com/i/status/1489334216672305152

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“Protesters in downtown Ottawa “remain highly organized, well-funded, extremely committed to resisting all attempts to end the demonstration safely,” Sloly said.”

That’s the same guy who said last week that the protest was uniquely peaceful.

And they’re quite willing to end the demonstration safely, just not on Trudeau’s terms.

Elon Musk Slams GoFundMe Over Protesting Truckers (RT)

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted a meme on Saturday, calling US-based fundraising platform GoFundMe “professional thieves.”Musk also posted a screenshot of the platform’s 2020 tweet promoting a campaign to raise money for farming inside the ‘CHOP’ zone (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) in downtown Seattle, Washington, which was occupied by activists during the peak of the anti-racism and police brutality protests in the US that year. GoFundMe’s tweet from two years ago said: “In a community with no police, this farmer is feeding people and bringing them closer together.” “Double standard?” Musk wrote on Saturday, referring to the platform’s recent decision to stop the campaign to raise money for Canadian truckers protesting the country’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate. Musk also denied reports that he had donated to the protesters.

[..] Ottawa Police thanked GoFundMe on Twitter. “The decision to withhold funding for these unlawful demonstrations is an important step and we call on all crowdfunding sites to follow,” they wrote. Police earlier said they were aware of “inappropriate and threatening language on social media” related to the protests. Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly described the protests on Friday as “increasingly volatile and increasingly dangerous.” Protesters in downtown Ottawa “remain highly organized, well-funded, extremely committed to resisting all attempts to end the demonstration safely,” Sloly said.

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What Musk was referring to.

GoFundMe Supported Antifa’s ‘CHAZ/CHOP’ Even After People Were Murdered (PM)

GoFundMe, the crowdfunding platform that recently seized over $10 million in funds intended for the Canadian truckers’ Freedom Convoy, financially supported and promoted the illegal “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” or CHAZ/CHOP in Seattle, Washington during the height of the summer 2020 riots that broke out in the wake of George Floyd’s death. As detailed by Jack Posobiec on Twitter, GoFundMe tweeted an advertisement publicizing one of the many crowdfunds set up in the CHAZ/CHOP, which was established by Black Lives Matter supporters, local gangs, and elements of Antifa, who set up a cop-free perimeter that encased several neighborhoods in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district. Several people, including three minors, were gunned down at the location.


In a tweet, GoFundMe promoted the CHAZ/CHOP: “In a community with no police, this farmer is feeding people & bringing them closer together.” The organization linked to a Bloomberg Quicktake video about revolutionary gardening – an endeavor that was widely mocked on social media after videos and pictures showed a “garden” being planted by CHAZ/CHOP “residents” who spread cardboard on turf with soil above it. Crucially, GoFundMe has supported violent, illegal movements such as CHAZ/CHOP but has cited “police reports of violence and other unlawful activity” and its policies against “violence and harassment” as its reason for seizing the Freedom Convoy’s crowdfund.

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“If the Government failed to follow the applicable rules – which will be revealed through additional discovery – a ground may exist to dismiss the indictment.”

New Filing Accuses Feds Of Snooping On Bannon Lawyer (JTN)

The legal team for former Trump adviser Steve Bannon leveled explosive charges Friday night, accusing federal prosecutors of snooping on one of his defense lawyers and the FBI of misleading the grand jury through omissions. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court where Bannon is charged with contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena for the Jan. committee, lawyers disclosed evidence the Justice Department and phone carriers turned over to them show prosecutors obtained phone and email records for defense lawyer Robert J. Costello. “The Government used grand jury subpoenas to investigate Mr. Bannon’s attorney, Robert J. Costello, Esquire, at the very time that Mr. Costello was communicating with the prosecution team and advocating on Mr. Bannon’s behalf,” the defense motion stated.

“There are stringent rules that apply to the investigation of attorneys. Such rules exist because these types of investigations may constitute an impermissible interference with the attorney-client relationship, and the effective assistance of counsel as guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” it added. “If the Government failed to follow the applicable rules – which will be revealed through additional discovery – a ground may exist to dismiss the indictment. The lawyers submitted evidence turned over by the DOJ that appears to confirm Costello’s email and phone records were obtained, including a letter from the prosecutors themselves, but it does not indicate whether the records were obtained as a result of Bannon’s case or another. Costello also represents former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

“Mr. Costello represented Mr. Bannon before the January 6th Select Committee in relation to the subpoena it issued to Mr. Bannon and is, therefore, a witness to the conduct charged in the Indictment,” prosecutor Amanda Vaughn explained in a Jan. 7 letter. But Vaughn wrote that “the Government has not taken any steps to obtain any attorney-work product relating to any attorney’s representation of Mr. Bannon or to obtain any confidential communications between Mr. Bannon, Mr. Costello, and Mr. Katz, or between Mr. Bannon and any other attorneys.”

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Do you see Putin walking into a trap? Or is he the one setting the trap?

What a US Trap for Russia in Ukraine Might Look Like (Lauria)

United States plans to weaken Russia by imposing punishing sanctions and bringing world condemnation on Moscow depend on Washington’s hysteria about a Russian invasion of Ukraine actually coming true. At his press conference on Tuesday, Vladimir Putin said, “I still believe the United States is not that concerned about Ukraine’s security, though they may think about it on the sidelines. Its main goal is to contain Russia’s development. This is the whole point. In this sense, Ukraine is simply a tool to reach this goal. This can be done in different ways: by drawing us into some armed conflict, or compelling its allies in Europe to impose tough sanctions on us like the US is talking about today.”

At the U.N. Security Council on Monday, Russia’s U.N. envoy Vassily Nebenzia said: “Our Western colleagues say that de-escalation is needed, but they are the first to build up tension, enhance rhetoric and escalate the situation. Talks about an imminent war are provocative per se. It might seem you call for it, want it and wait for it to come, as if you wanted your allegations to come true.” The war mania being drummed up in U.S. and British media recalls even Zbigniew Brzezinski‘s warning that “whipping up anti-Russian hysteria … could eventually become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” Without an invasion the U.S. seems lost. No sanctions, no world opprobrium, no weakening of Russia. If the U.S. is trying to lure Russia into a trap in Ukraine, what might it look like?

Ukraine says it is not planning an offensive against the breakaway provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk, which border Russia in the east. But just ten days ago Ukrainian President Zelensky said: “We have learned to contain external threats. It is time we begin offensive actions aimed at securing our national interests. Our citizens are united in wanting their territory returned” Joe Biden has said a Russian invasion will come in February, when the ground freezes. But it could also be the time for a Kiev offensive to recover the two Donbass provinces. NATO nations are pouring weapons into Ukraine supposedly to defend it against the “invasion.” But the weapons transfers could instead be preparation for an offensive, on orders from Washington. Since the 2014 U.S.-backed coup the U.S. essentially runs the country and all Ukrainian leaders, including Zelensky, serve at the pleasure of the U.S. president.

The ground will also be frozen for Kiev’s forces in February, which was the month of the 2014 coup, while Putin was in Sochi for the Winter Olympics. He is now in Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics, away from the command center in Moscow. (The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was also the time Georgia instigated its war with Russia against its renegade provinces at the behest of the United States.) When Kiev stepped up attacks against Donbass in March and October 2021, Russia both time increased its troop deployments near the Ukraine border, which this time is being interpreted by Washington as plans for an “imminent” invasion. It is an invasion the U.S. absolutely needs to implement its plans to weaken Russia (and ultimately to replace Putin with a pliable leader in the mold of Boris Yeltsin.) As Moscow has never openly threatened such an invasion, the U.S. appears to be devising ways to get it.

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“..even the news media is tired of its role in the controlled demolition of our country.”

Death Wish (Jim Kunstler)

Looks like the backup plan is for “Joe Biden’s” geniuses in the foreign affairs and intel bureaucracy to start a war with Russia over Ukraine, our dearest ally in the whole wide world (not). Yesterday, State Department spox Ned Price floated up a raggedy balloon about Russia pulling a “false flag” stunt in Ukraine’s Donbass frontier to get things going. It sounded like he was just making shit up. And he was conspicuously short on details. “Our intel people something something, blah blah….” Skeptical reporters shot the balloon down with a few barbed remarks — the darn thing just zinged around the press room with the air rushing out and crashed on the spox’s podium — suggesting that even the news media is tired of its role in the controlled demolition of our country.

More likely, though, the financial scaffold of Late Modernity gives way under the burden of rackets and Ponzis it has been asked to support. This week, Facebook (a.k.a. Meta) scored the world record for biggest single-day market value drop ever, shedding $232-billion in capital losses. You go, Zuck! The Everything Bubble has achieved supernova scale and everybody knows she’s gonna blow as soon as Jay Powell lifts the Fed Funds rate twenty-five basis points. When that finally happens, things get realer than real and Truth comes marching in like the saints with bells on. It’ll be the Left’s Masque of the Red Death… ashes, ashes, all fall down.

The actual global economy itself — the thing that sends, you know, products from one place to another — is seizing up like the engine on a beater 1998 Buick Regal. Long about right now, lots of things are not going from point A to Point B, including stuff of a food nature. It’s starting to irk the home-folks. When all that goes south, you’ll hear no more about Covid-19, systemic racism, the patriarchy, the drag queen story hour, and all the other hobgoblins that infest the Left’s gospel garden of Wokery. The kryptonite is coming on hard. They are done… and for the moment we are stuck with them running the country.

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“..his collection ‘The Merge’ set a new record for an artwork sold publicly by a living artist at US $91.8 million..”

Record-Breaking Artist Pak Joins Forces With Assange To Make NFT History (CF)

Censored’ is a digital art collection created by NFT artist Pak in collaboration with imprisoned WikiLeaks-founder Julian Assange.The art collection titled ‘Censored’ will be unveiled shortly in time for the auction on February 7th. ‘Censored’ is shrouded in mystery and is set to make NFT history.Pak has dropped some hints with tweets about censorship and freedom. On January 5th, Pak’s Twitter account @muratpak tweeted “nine hundred ninety nine”, signifying the number of days that Julian Assange had spent in prison. The following day, @muratpak tweeted “define freedom”, followed by “freedom as a medium” and linked to a WikiLeaks tweet. Renowned digital artist Pak is one of the highest grossing artists alive, known for pushing conceptual and stylistic boundaries. Pak became a household name in the traditional art world after Sotheby’s auctioned his collection ‘The “Fungible’ in April 2021, selling for US $16.8 million. In December 2021, Pak again made headlines as his collection ‘The Merge’ set a new record for an artwork sold publicly by a living artist at US $91.8 million, surpassing Jeff Koons’s “Rabbit”. [..]


‘Censored’ is a two-part NFT collection: The first part is a one of a kind (“1/1 edition”) NFT, which Pak describes as “dynamic and generative”. “Dynamic” means that the digital art piece changes over time. “Generative” means that the artwork is generated from the artist’s instructions on the blockchain. The single edition NFT is expected to attract major collectors and NFT-world cooperative funds known as Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs). The second part of the collection is an “open edition,” which in addition to being “dynamic” will also be participative. The open edition is designed to be more accessible and therefore draw a broader pool of collectors. As a reference point, Pak’s record-breaking collection ‘Merge’ set the record for open editions with 30,000 collectors and grossing US $91.8 million.

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    René Magritte The black flag 1937   • Why Are People Deliberately Infecting Themselves With Covid-19? (RT) • Don’t Overload The Immune System Wit
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle February 5 2022]

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    To all the fine folks asking why this video was posted a year ago: This is not our first Convoy to Ottawa. I wrote and recorded this several years back when a convoy set off from the west to protest the carbon tax. It was met with an underwhelming response in Ottawa, no coverage, no noise.

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    “’Cutting very close to Trump’: Bombshell MAGA memos have 45 scrambling” –MSNBC

    Bombshell! Walls are closing in!

    “Lawrence on Trump election conspiracy: When does an idea become a crime?” –MSNBC

    Never. Thinking about robbing a bank is DIFFERENT from robbing a bank, if I have to point this out to the mentally ill. THINKING is different from ACTING.

    “The psychological reason keeping America from making pandemic progress”

    Um…because the CDC, and Trudeau, say masks and vaccines don’t work? At all? Is that psychological? Yes, the mentally ill think reality is their ego and there is no objective reality. Aka, “Science”, repeatable physical experiments. They are against all Science, all Data, all Objective Reality, all the time.

    Anyway, all Trump, all the time channel, because Biden who? Don’t you know thanks to the coup Trump still runs everything? He even runs “The Masked Singer”. Like the Russians, everywhere, under my bed.

    US State Department orders families of government personnel to leave Belarus amid ‘unusual and concerning Russian military buildup’” –CNN

    The Russians are in Russia. This means they’re going to attack. QED.

    “State Department, what makes you think so?”

    “I thought it up in my head once.” I see pictures in my brain and they’re real!

    This is now being a “Putin Puppet”, and a Senator asking for clarification about the Administration would therefore arguably be treason.

    “Hawley’s letter to Blinken was actually hawkish in tone, talking about Russian ‘threats’ — hardly a Moscow “talking point.” He wrote: 
    “The United States has an interest in maintaining Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. And we should urgently deliver to Ukraine assistance it needs to defend itself against Russia’s military buildup and other threats. Our interest is not so strong, however, as to justify committing the United States to go to war with Russia over Ukraine’s fate. Rather, we must aid Ukraine in a manner that aligns with the American interests at stake and preserves our ability to deny Chinese hegemony in the Indo-Pacific.”

    “We plan on going, buy lots of Lockheed war weapons while impoverishing the poor, just not on having a full 500k invasion of Russia today” = being a peacenik Putin puppet, taking Russia’s side.

    They need a war to divert their own banking/financial collapse, which may have just happened. Look at the 10-year rate spike. I posted it a while ago, +6mo, they knocked it back down as usual, but as also usual with these things, it popped back up, formed a flag, and is now over some long-term resistance, with the first target of that flag being much higher still.

    If only we had a war we could blame THEM, the Other. If only Trump was in we could blame the Red Hats and poor rural people as traitors. They failed to steal Syria, esp stealing their gold, failed mostly in Libya as it’s not stable enough to hypothecate, failed to steal Cuba, failed in Venezuela, now failed in Ukraine – although they did buy a few years by stealing and flying out all their gold to be sold in London. They now need a country the size of Russia to attack, murder, steal, and leverage 300:1 or the infinite debt-compounding goes down, and the worldwide system with it.

    This expansionism is a pretty standard feature of fascism. Boeing and Morgan want it, so Great Leader gets it for them while dissenters at home are put in solitary.

    Fauci Says He’s Mystified by Lagging Vaccine Booster Rates”

    And the beatings will continue until eventually Fauci reads, looks at, and follows some science. Outlook not so good. News article said, “Even Fauci has now admitted masks don’t work”. To which I said, “Which time?” You can always be right when you say everything and it’s opposite more or less randomly for two years, but that’s not really medical advice.

    And again, not only are people pissed off, but we have Justin and everyone getting it anyway despite 4 shots, all of Israel with 4 shots being worst-on-planet, Ireland, UK, 90% rates, worst on-planet, Omicron impossibly still looking for the first death, children never-ever-ever-ever got it, and he’s still calling for vaccines like it’s June 2020 and they haven’t catastrophically failed everywhere. But hey — when time is random, maybe we’re IN the past, and the future, where all advice they gave was a failing failure, hasn’t happened yet. I thought it in my mind, so it’s true now!

    “GoFundMe Shuts Down Freedom Convoy Fundraiser (RT)”

    They may shrink, but as I keep saying, apparently people are incapable of learning, since they KEEP using Patreon, Facebook, GoFundMe, when they’ve long proven to be completely untrustworthy and possibly criminal. USE SOMEONE ELSE. Of course like Rogan, getting FB to ban you IS THE BEST ADVERTISING MONEY CAN BUY, and shows you’re really someone, so it’s a mixed bag. I wouldn’t do it, but I’m practical and don’t give my trust to known convicted, serial criminals and mass-muderers. Pfizer, for instance, having paid largest fines ever, being literally convicted of felony, and those felonies involving mass-deaths. So…fight in their territory and don’t cede it, or build a parallel system.

    Note, Parlour DID build a parallel system, and the wider web STILL shut them down at several points. So when they say, “Muh private corporation, build your own” they’re LYING. LyingLyingLyingLyingLying. Just like yesterday when they say “Muh capitalism” until a quarterly earnings come up short then it’s bailout or government emergency where you’re legally required to buy and use their product.

    But: Stealing money. This is their specialty and sole purpose for being. And OF COURSE GoFundMe supports murder wherever it may be found. And racism too, since those guys pumped 300 bullets into two black children and walked away. I don’t see any Rittenhouse trials for them.

    “they’re quite willing to end the demonstration safely”

    Two weeks to flatten the curve. They will leave when Parliament has 90% compliance rates. It’s totally voluntary!

    “New Filing Accuses Feds of Snooping on Bannon Lawyer (JTN)”

    I’d be extremely shocked if they didn’t. I don’t remember the last time they didn’t attack 500-year old attorney-client privilege. They did for Assange, did for Trump, heck probably did for Nixon. Gosh, it’s been 30 years they have surveillance in all the prison meeting rooms to “leak” all legal discussions to the D.A. Martin Armstrong noted this. You know, between bouts of the prison/legal system trying to murder him, steal a billion of his Japanese client funds, and blame BoA embezzlement and trading losses on him, while the Judge tampered with evidence and erased court transcripts.

    OF COURSE they are wiretapping your lawyer. If they weren’t, he’d be the only guy in America NOT wiretapped. NSA, War on Terr’r, we erase free speech and all warrants in the 4th Amendment to make us “Safe for Democracy.”

    What a US Trap for Russia in Ukraine Might Look Like (Lauria)”

    I pointed out they are unable to discern what TIME is, whether it flows back-to front or vice-versa. They’re severely mentally ill, or at least deeply inbred retards. I’m not saying they CAN’T set a trap, but it would be one built by 5-year-olds in their tree fort. …Really the trap was before and all around this. They need Ukraine as an economic prybar to attack Russian BANKING, currency, and manufacturing. But that was a trick 100 years old and Russians are literate, unlike Harvard, and it was not allowed. Instead they STOLE the only thing valuable in Ukraine: the Russian Ukrainians. The Donbass is depleted yet they can’t get the very-specific coal that runs their power plants, while Russian population numbers are boosted with anti-communist hard workers. Oh, and the U.S. HELPED all that happen. As Russian manufacturing was rebuilt thanks to their super-helpful embargo. P.S. Embargo/blockades are an act of war. That is, we ALREADY attacked Russia. Several times. They very pleasantly did not nuke us for it as we deserved.

    “The ground will also be frozen for Kiev’s forces in February, which was the month of the 2014 coup,”

    Uh, you mean the coup BY THE ANGLOS, which overthrew an elected government in a clear violation of U.N. law? What does “ground freezing” have to do with distributing cookies in Maiden with amphetamines in them? That was AN ACT OF OPEN WAR. But “It’s not Fascism when we do it!”
    Left-Right
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zNvXNyCw1Z4/TBsWSp71WrI/AAAAAAAADCo/ozPkvYTPTUw/S1600-R/YOUAREFREETODOASWETELLYOU3.JPG

    #100062
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I am not able to agree with Denninger’s conclusion. The rise in deaths in the 25-44 age-group he points out tracks with the rise in overall coronavirus fatalities that accompanied the arrival of the Delta variant in the United States.

    #100063
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    • It’s Really Rather Simple (Denninger)
    “There is a clear elevation of all-cause mortality in the 25-44 age bracket…”

    While Denninger is looking at the US data, in European countries there is a big increase in excess mortality in the 15-44 age bracket. The combined data for 29 participating countries shows that during the second half of 2021, the excess mortality for this age group is significantly higher than any other time on the graph (which goes back to the beginning of 2017).

    The excess mortality for all of the older age groups (>44) during the second half of 2021 is lower than the levels reached earlier in the pandemic.

    https://www.euromomo.eu/graphs-and-maps

    #100064
    those darned kids
    Participant

    sorry for the repost (from late last night), but this is well worth the read.

    an account from a downtown ottawa resident:

    A night with the untouchables

    #100065
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    The excess mortality for all of the older age groups (>44) during the second half of 2021 is lower than the levels reached earlier in the pandemic.

    That does certainly tell a more alarming story, especially in light of the fact that we know that coronavirus fatalities disproportionately affect the older age groups. And in Europe, “jab-coercion” has been much more of a full-court press than it has been in the USA.

    #100066
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Humanity’s corruption began approx 10,000 years ago.

    Quite simple and straight forward.

    Lockup the grain supply, if you don’t do as ‘We’ say, no food for you.

    The Fascist Origin Story

    In a nutshell

    ‘Royalty’, ‘Aristocrats’, ‘Nobility’, all such term of propaganda and conditioning are simply substitute words for thieves, thugs, cheats, mafia, gangsters.

    Started 10,000 years or so ago.

    Control the language, control the narrative, control the perception >>>>>>control the outcome.

    Rinse and Repeat

    A Hundred Centuries of the Same Old Song & Dance (SOSD)

    Brilliant, humans are an amazing, special species!

    Spread the Word!

    https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.MSz9PN5taQCwJLslFc9kiAHaIQ?pid=ImgDet&rs=1

    #100067
    Oroboros
    Participant

    .

    #100068
    Oroboros
    Participant

    i guess no images today from trusty WordPress – a – boot on your face

    #100069
    Henry
    Participant

    Love the photo of the “dog”, is it a coyote or wolf? It look a lot like our Anatolian Shepherd from the back side.

    #100070
    Red
    Participant

    @ Oroboros Same Old Song And Dance:
    SO SAD

    #100071
    Oroboros
    Participant

    From the https://www.euromomo.eu/graphs-and-maps link

    Maybe I’m reading it wrong but with all age groups up, the 45-64 group has way more pooled deaths above the Baseline relative to their numbers than any other bracket.

    The number of excess deaths by age group does not express the risk factor for that age group.

    The 45-64s got hammered relative to the other age brackets on this last omicron wave.

    I’m guessing that the long term chronic health effects, years and decades forward, will also effect this age bracket more than others.

    That’s the peak productivity cohort of the work force.

    Then again if you’re trying to murder and depopulate societies and cultures, going after the most experienced and productive members will yield results almost as good as sterilizing an entire generation of young people and stunting their mental development.

    I guessing the long term chronic health effects of ‘Covid-19’ will go decades.

    The Gift that keeps on giving for the Medical Industry Mafia Complex.

    Well played!

    #100072
    Oroboros
    Participant

    A beautiful tragic sound track for the Times

    #100074

    Please pardon my incompetence…. but how can I share the video on Covid Raul has commented on as “ unmitigated disaster” ?

    #100076
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    It would appear that GiveSendGo.com, the Christian alternative to GoFundMe that is now taking donations for the Canadian convoy, is having trouble processing people’s attempts to donate because their server can’t handle the sheer number of people trying to donate right now.

    #100077
    sumac.carol
    Participant

    So now the trucker protesters are going to be treated to the regular policing of other protesters (data collection, group infiltration, kettling). Welcome to the world of protesting. In Toronto during a globalization protest, police infiltration was give away by the fact that police were wearing government-issued police boots- oops!
    Conservatives got rid of I’Toole because he was not right-wing enough. It looks like Poilievre is waiting in the wings, to carry on with the Harper tradition of muzzling scientists and blaming residential school survivors for not being hard-working enough. Oh, and he is a big supporter of the trucker protest – that’s some kind of leadership. I’m sure if he replaced Trudeau things would be much better.

    I listened to Robert Malone’s interview by Rogan and Malone stated that the only truly reliable counts related to covid are total deaths from ALL causes. All other figures are inaccurate due to many different reasons (eg levels of testing, counts of “with vs from”, etc).

    #100078
    absolute galore
    Participant

    “That the Inferno is a picture of human society in a state of sin and corruption, everybody will readily agree. And since we are today fairly well convinced that society is in a bad way and not necessarily evolving in the direction of perfectibility, we find it easy enough to recognise the various stages by which the deep of corruption is reached. Futility; lack of a living faith; the drift into loose morality, greedy consumption, financial irresponsibility, and uncontrolled bad temper; a self-opinionated and obstinate individualism; violence, sterility, and lack of reverence for life and property including one’s own; the exploitation of sex, the debasing of language by advertisement and propaganda, the commercialising of religion, the pandering to superstition and the conditioning of people’s minds by mass-hysteria and ‘spell-binding’ of all kinds, venality and string-pulling in public affairs, hypocrisy, dishonesty in material things, intellectual dishonesty, the fomenting of discord (class against class, nation against nation) for what one can get out of it, the falsification and destruction of all the means of communication; the exploitation of the lowest and stupidest mass-emotions; treachery even to the fundamentals of kinship, country, the chosen friend, and the sworn allegiance: these are the all-too-recognisable stages that lead to the cold death of society and the extinguishing of all civilised relations.” —Dorothy Sayers, Introductory Dante Papers, 1954

    (And that was 68 years ago, and it’s only been going one way since. Uh-oh.)

    #100079
    those darned kids
    Participant

    wow, there are people complaining that since previous protests were attacked by the police, that ottawa police should be attacking the convoy, too.

    i really hope (friendly!) aliens arrive soon.

    #100080
    Oroboros
    Participant
    #100081
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Conservatives got rid of I’Toole because he was not right-wing enough.

    It stopped being about “right wing” or “left wing” when the left decided to go all in on Covid authoritarianism.

    #100082
    #100083

    It would appear that GiveSendGo.com, the Christian alternative to GoFundMe that is now taking donations for the Canadian convoy, is having trouble processing people’s attempts to donate

    We know, that’s why I said “GiveSendGo is working hard to accommodate the overwhelming amount of donations.”

    A comment tweet from GiveSendGo today:

    Just in case you missed it-Did you know if you dispute the donation to gfm with your bank/CC they will be charged a $15 dispute fee. They want you to click the refund link because then there will be no fees. What they don’t want is 120,000 (amt of donors) $15 fees! Just sayin’

    #100084
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    @Oroboros

    I’m seeing your images.

    @Dr.-D

    “They’re severely mentally ill, or at least deeply inbred retards.”

    I’m going to go with the latter (though quite possibly both). Assortative mating has been a thing since the rise of government led fascism and inequality. “Smart” people don’t necessarily create “smart” people with too much homogeneity in mates. The “smart” kind of get bred right out of them. Just like the monarchs of old, sooner or later all that’s left is your sister once everyone else has been “othered”. Maybe that’s the insanity we’re seeing, a result of inbreeding elites.

    @Everyone else

    I forgot who gave us that snippet earlier this week of Naomi Wolf’s latest essay, but I wanted to post the link here because it is salient given the link didn’t go into their post.

    ” In Germany, to move back in time, the demonically intelligent incrementalism of Nazi policy continued. In 1933, the year Adolph Hitler was appointed Chancellor of a new cabinet, Hitler gave his word that “the Nazis would remain a minority in any future cabinet.” [Elon, 391]. Even in 1933, though, some prominent Jews still believed that “nothing can happen to us.” [Elon 391].

    But “Theodor Wolff was one of the few who warned that Hitler’s appointment was merely the first stage of a coup d’etat in installments.[Italics mine][…] Wolff predicted that ‘a cabinet whose members have been proclaiming for weeks and months that salvation — by which they mean their own — is at hand, in the form of a coup d’etat, a breach of the constitution, the elimination of the Reichstag, the muzzling of the opposition, and in unbridled dictatorial rule…will do everything in its power to intimidate and silence its opponents.’” [Elon 391].

    “For millions of Berliners,” writes Elon, “nothing seemed to have changed at first […] Few seemed aware of the watershed they had just passed” [Elon 391].”

    Funny all those happening at warp speed after “da fairest elections evah!” And we’re not even into weimer territory yet. Yet. So, if we read history, might as well just say default comes after the death camps begin.

    https://naomiwolf.substack.com/p/compartmentalization-bureaucratization

    #100085
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    Dr D:

    “Lawrence on Trump election conspiracy: When does an idea become a crime?” –MSNBC

    Never. Thinking about robbing a bank is DIFFERENT from robbing a bank, if I have to point this out to the mentally ill. THINKING is different from ACTING.”

    Agree, never. As long as the “thought” remains a thought. The idea is just an idea, right, just waiting to be proved/disproved? What happens when a thought becomes a BELIEF?

    The “thinker” moves into action as if the belief was real and brings it into tangibility – through words/deeds. Not implementing the ultimate idea, yet – but ENERGIZING it. Trump was a master walking on the razors edge in this way. Just enough to keep the believers believing. Many unable to separate the CON from the MAN – Trump himself appeared to believe his own stick due to living life in an alternate reality of his own making with minimal interruption/challenge.

    Belief is not a crime. However, “Trump is just being Trump” is supposed to be an excellent excuse for it all? How about taking some accountability/responsibility for the actions that do/did manifest? Instead, #WINNING trumps all, at any price. We tolerate shit. We get what we tolerate.

    If the R’s wanted to cull the Democratic party once and for all, they would mount a “responsibility/accountability tour”. It begins with Pence saying “Trump was wrong” (like he did yesterday). Not sure they have the guts to build on it, and pull it off. Of course my hope is for an outsider rebel candidate to step up – anything to disrupt the one/same D/R mashup we’ve got.

    #100086
    Oroboros
    Participant

    From Steve Kirsch

    UK government report reveals that British children, 10 to 14 years old, up to 52 times more likely to die after getting a COVID shot

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/children-in-britain-up-to-52-times-more-likely-to-die-following-a-covid-shot-report-finds/

    Child Sacrifice on the alter of ‘civilization’.

    The Story of Isaac?

    #100087
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    “Then again if you’re trying to murder and depopulate societies and cultures, going after the most experienced and productive members will yield results almost as good as sterilizing an entire generation of young people and stunting their mental development.”

    They’re also the ones most likely to recall a time where every waking moment in time was not controlled by some form of overseeing “benevolent” mommy dearest. Can’t have those memories passed on to a youth that will eventually come to get tired of the hypochondriac based nanny state.

    Kind of makes me glad I was a “wild child”.

    #100090
    zerosum
    Participant

    I hope that the convoy can get their donations back from the thieves.

    #100092
    Oroboros
    Participant

    “…Can’t have those memories passed on to a youth…”

    When I was still in grade school I met a woman in my town who was over a hundred years old at the time and had a small shop. She was sharp as a tack, with a twinkle in her eye. I loved history and would visit her often to ask questions about the old days. I always preferred talking to ‘old’ people as a child, weird I guess.

    She was born in 1856.

    She remembered the day the Civil War started in 1865 and she remembered the day it ended in 1865.

    After 620,000 men were killed out of a population of 28 million.

    She said when the war finally ended all the church bells in her town and all over the countryside (and all over the North) rang their church bells from dawn until dusk. Every able bodied person in town was expected to take their turn ringing the steeple bell for several minutes or as long as they could. She said the bell rope was hard to pull but there was a loop at the bottom so you could put your foot into it and use your whole weight to pull down on it. She wasn’t heavy enough by herself so her two girl friends and her managed to get a foot in the bell rope loop and got to ring the bell bobbing up and down in the spring breeze of May1865. She said it was a glorious moment, one of the best in her long life.

    But five days later, she remembered the day Lincoln was assassinated, and it was one of the saddest in her life.

    I asked when she first rode in a car and she she she was almost fifty years old, right before WWI. She was in her forties when her family got electric lights, and they didn’t get a radio until the 1920’s.

    So I have personally conversed with someone born before the US Civil War. It’s way cooler than reading about it in books. The times, the flavor of the era, the nuances that can only be imparted first hand.

    These is how information should pass between generations, not on a Tweet.

    #100094
    Oroboros
    Participant

    since the ‘edit’ button on WordPress comments has never worked

    a small correction

    Civil war started in 1861 not 1865

    and

    “…and she she she was almost fifty years …”

    only has one she

    I don’t actually stutter

    #100095
    those darned kids
    Participant

    unacceptable views live:

    #100097
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    @tdk

    I loved watching that feed yesterday. Music, people dancing, laughing, singing, etc. Why, it was so “violent” the police let them set off professional fireworks!

    Those are the Canadians I knew when driving a semi between Winnipeg and Vancouver from Florida. Though they have the reputation of “nice and polite” they also a seemed genuinely happy people to me. Even when I was a newbie to the country holding other trucks up by only going 50-60 km/hr on ice. I did eventually learn to keep pace with them. 😀

    #100102

    For those who follow the delightfully cranky Miles:
    “GO CANADA
    How you can Tell the Freedom Convoy in Canada is Real”
    by Miles Mathis

    This is news!

    #100103
    cloudhidden
    Participant

    Trudeau reported to be in hiding in Tofino

    #100105
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    They have feeds going for Toronto and Quebec city today as well. Shit just got real. 🙂

    #100109
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    @Oroboros

    ” I always preferred talking to ‘old’ people as a child, weird I guess.”

    As did I. Even my grandparents and great-grandparents would open up and tell me what life was like outside of the books. Those conversations actually make one the most prepared for anything, as anything often did happen.

    #100111
    zerosum
    Participant

    Freedom Convoy demonstrations
    Bouncy castles for kids
    Barbecue Food service
    Gas and propane service
    Friendly carowds
    Police patrols
    Winter carnival atmosphere
    Canadian flags everywhere
    Relatively Free of trouble makers and hire tugs
    Free ear plugs available

    #100113
    Bill7
    Participant

    90% of the “news” from “both” (heh!) sides is chaff, is my working assumption for now.

    distractionGate seems an apt term.. what’s going on beneath it?

    😉

    #100114
    Bill7
    Participant

    So much dissemination of deliberately provocative (IMO) images on the darpaNet from “both” sides now, too..

    interesting.

    #100115
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

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