Mar 162022
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Henri Rousseau The sleeping gypsy 1897


Ukraine Will Not Join NATO, Says Zelenskiy (G.)
Zelenskiy Says Russia’s Position In Negotiations Becoming ‘More Realistic’ (G.)
West Made A ‘Terrible Mistake’ Letting Putin Annex Crimea: Boris Johnson (F.)
Thirsty Macron Jealous of International Media Fawning Over Zelenskyy (CTH)
World Economy Braces For Supply Chain Chaos As COVID Closes China (ZH)
Saudi Arabia May Accept Yuan Instead Of Dollars For Chinese Oil Sales (JTN)
Safe and Effective? (Malone)
Senate Votes To Repeal CDC’s Mask Mandate For Airline Passengers (JTN)
Several States Mulling Lawsuit To End Biden Mask Mandate On Airlines (JTN)
Dr. Flavio Cadegiani On How Pfizer Corrupts Science (Kirsch)
These 6 Republicans Voted Against Ousting Fauci (DW)
From 15 Days to Two Years (Kelly)
A Closer Look at the Gatekeepers of Medical Research (NBW)








The two most powerful people in US politics are well past their best before date. How is that not scary? These shaky fingers are on red hot buttons.



One demand down, two to go. No. 2 is recognition that Crimea is Russian territory. Since Crimeans have voted on this, why contest it? Third is the status of the Donbass. That’s tricky, Putin won’t want to leave any questions over this. And allegedly, Ukraine was planning large scale bloodshed there in early March. Zelensky will have to sell out the Azov batallion. But that could cost him his life.

Ukraine Will Not Join NATO, Says Zelenskiy (G.)

Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy has acknowledged that Ukraine will not become a Nato member, in a significant concession on a day when Kyiv was pounded by Russian shells and missiles and the invading force tightened its grip on the capital. At least five people were killed in the latest artillery barrage on Kyiv, prompting its city hall to impose a 35-hour curfew from Tuesday night amid further signs that the focus of the Russian campaign has shifted to the destruction of residential areas and civilian infrastructure. Zelenskiy made his remarks about Nato while addressing leaders from the new Joint Expeditionary Force, a UK-led initiative bringing together 10 north Atlantic countries to create a capability for responding rapidly to crises.

“It is clear that Ukraine is not a member of Nato; we understand this,” the Ukrainian president said. “For years we heard about the apparently open door, but have already also heard that we will not enter there, and these are truths and must be acknowledged.” One of Vladimir Putin’s demands before unleashing his offensive on Ukraine was that its membership of Nato should be ruled out indefinitely. However, the size of the invasion force Putin amassed and his own justifications for the attack, have been widely seen as evidence he would have settled for nothing less than regime change and Russia’s unchallenged dominance of its smaller neighbour.

The White House announced on Tuesday that Joe Biden would travel to Europe next week to attend an extraordinary Nato summit on 24 March “to discuss ongoing deterrence and defence efforts” in the face of the Russian invasion, and also join a scheduled European Council summit. There were reports Biden would also visit eastern Europe on the same trip.



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Zelesky preparing the world for the concessions he’s about to make. Carefully chosen wording.

Zelenskiy Says Russia’s Position In Negotiations Becoming ‘More Realistic’ (G.)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said he sees possible room for compromise in talks with Russia ahead of a fresh round of discussions, despite Moscow’s stepped up bombardment Kyiv and as fears for the port city of Mariupol deepened. “The meetings continue, and, I am informed, the positions during the negotiations already sound more realistic. But time is still needed for the decisions to be in the interests of Ukraine,” Zelenskiy said in a video address early on Wednesday. “Efforts are still needed, patience is needed,” he said. “Any war ends with an agreement.” Top Ukrainian negotiator, presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak, said there were “fundamental contradictions” between the two sides but added that “there is certainly room for compromise.”

Another aide to Zelenskiy, Ihor Zhovkva, said the negotiations had become “more constructive” and that Russia had softened its stand by no longer airing its demands that Ukraine surrender. Talks were set to resume via video link on Wednesday. As the war approached its third week and heavy shelling of Ukraine’s cities continued, US president Joe Biden signed off on $13.6bn in aid. Zelenskiy thanked president Joe Biden and “all the friends of Ukraine” for the new support. An update from the Ukraine ministry of defence on Wednesday said the “worst situation remains in the area of Mariupol, where the opponent tries to block the city in the western and eastern outskirts of the city.” It came as the Associated Press reported Russian troops had seized a hospital in Mariupol and took about 500 people hostage during another assault on the southern port city late Tuesday, regional leader Pavlo Kyrylenko said.



Refugees Donbass

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Boris trying to be relevant.

West Made A ‘Terrible Mistake’ Letting Putin Annex Crimea: Boris Johnson (F.)

The West made a “terrible mistake” by letting Russian President Vladimir Putin “get away” with invading Ukraine and annexing Crimea in 2014, wrote the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Telegraph newspaper Monday. He added the West “intensified” economic ties with Russia afterwards and took “more Russian gas than ever before,” leaving it dependent on the “goodwill of Putin” and more exposed to fluctuations in global gas and oil price. Johnson said the West must break its “addiction” to Russian hydrocarbons, which has “emboldened” Putin to invade Ukraine and subject the world to “continuous blackmail.” Johnson acknowledged that it will be “painful” for the world to give up Russia’s vast fossil fuel reserves but said it is the “only way to force Putin to cease his aggression.”

The U.K. has pledged to phase out Russian oil imports by 2023 and the U.S. has banned Russian oil and gas. The European Union, which imports a significant amount of fuel from Russia, has vowed to end its use of Russian hydrocarbons as soon as possible. Green, renewable energy sources “are the quickest and cheapest route to greater energy independence,” Johnson said. “They are invulnerable to Putin’s manipulations.”

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Macron acting a comedian. And it’s actually funny.

Thirsty Macron Jealous of International Media Fawning Over Zelenskyy (CTH)

As the international media fawn over their latest social media star, the “Churchill in a T-shirt”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the former darling of EU media, French President Emmanuel Macron is apparently feeling slighted. Western PR teams have been working diligently to maintain the “better story,” as they advance the beatification of pop star Zelenskyy. The producers and directors for Volodymyr’s scruff and edgy leadership have kept his fans updated on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, as Ride of The Valkyries echos as a background theme while team-Z dodge cruise missiles on their way to the local Starbucks. However, all of this unilaterally focused adoration does not sit well with King Macron of Paris.

In an effort to combat the rugged warlike appeal of St. Zelenskyy of Kyiv, the thirsty French president called for immediate poses of him in a series of similarly scruffy press shots. Thanks to social media adoration, Zelenskyy, the modern EU trendsetter, is making beatnik great again. There are already rumors of a run on vintage jeans, sneakers and T-shirts within Brussels, as several NATO leaders dispatch their aides looking for the hot, new and modern authentic war look. A daily series of live-streamed war summits are likely in the works as NATO leadership start catching up to the pop-optics by organizing burning barrels of diesel fuel in the background of their zoom calls. With resources allocated, thirsty Macron is going to climb back on top.

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Ukraine will soon be a small problem. Because this will not.

World Economy Braces For Supply Chain Chaos As COVID Closes China (ZH)

The global economy is in disarray as the war in Ukraine unleashed a commodity shock with increasing risks of stagflation. Adding to the turmoil is an outbreak of COVID-19 in China that may unleash another supply chain crisis. News from China over the last day shows a new outbreak of the highly contagious omicron variant has infected more than 5,000 people, the most since the early days of the pandemic in early 2020. China’s zero-tolerance approach has shuttered factories and placed some 51 million people into some form of lockdown. Lockdowns have forced factories to idle production and risk snarling production from Apple iPhones to Amazon Echo & Alexa devices to Toyota SUVs to smart television to all sorts of other electronic devices. Disruptions to exports may induce shortages and drive up inflation, just as the Federal Reserve embarks on hiking interest rates to control inflation at four-decade highs.

A Bank of America Corp. survey of fund managers published on Tuesday showed confidence in global growth this year is the lowest since July 2008, and stagflation expectations have jumped to a whopping 62% of respondents. “You take all these little paper cuts and you start to add them up and you could be looking at a potential significant slowing of the global economy,” said Jay Bryson, chief economist at Wells Fargo & Co. China’s zero-tolerance policy has reminded us that supply chains are still subjected to massive disruptions. The lockdowns couldn’t come at a worse time, as spring tends to be one of the busiest shipping seasons of the year.

Shenzhen’s 17.5 million residents were placed under lockdown on Sunday. The city resides in Guangdong, a coastal province of southeast China known for its manufacturing hub and ports, which account for about 11% of China’s economy. The province accounted for 23% of China’s shipments in 2021. Bloomberg Economics warns that a prolonged lockdown in Shenzhen could unleash supply chain disruptions worldwide. “The forceful action to contain the worst COVID-19 outbreak since early March will deal a direct hit to the production and consumption sides of a province that accounts for 11% of GDP. Previous steps to contain virus flareups left manufacturing unscathed for the most part. This lockdown will hit output in key industries such as tech and machinery that feed into global supply chains,” Chang Shu, chief economist for Asia, said.

“Given that China is a major global manufacturing hub and one of the most important links in global supply chains, the country’s Covid policy can have notable spillovers to its trading partners’ activity and the global economy,” said Tuuli McCully, head of Asia-Pacific economics at Scotiabank. According to Stephanie Loomis, vice president of International Procurement, the global impact of lockdowns could roil supply chains once more. “If they don’t let any of these guys go to factories and produce goods, then nothing will move,” Loomis said. “It’ll just stop.”

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Biden really pissed off MBS.

Saudi Arabia May Accept Yuan Instead Of Dollars For Chinese Oil Sales (JTN)

Saudi Arabia and China are in discussions to price some oil sales in yuan instead of U.S. dollars in a slap to the Biden administration that would decrease the dominance of the American currency in the international petroleum market, sources told The Wall Street Journal. While Beijing and Riyadh have been in discussions on and off for several years about yuan-priced oil contracts, talks have accelerated recently due to U.S. security policies under President Joe Biden, people familiar with the issue told the newspaper. The Saudis are angry with the United States for not assisting in their intervention in Yemen’s civil war, started by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in 2014. The Kingdom is also upset over the Biden administration’s efforts to enter a nuclear deal with Iran.

Saudi officials also have expressed disapproval over Biden’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021. “I don’t know which word to use, whether incompetence, carelessness, bad management — it was all a combination of those things,” Saudi Prince Turki Al-Faisal told CNBC last year. Saudi Arabia exports 6.2 million barrels of crude oil a day and has traded in dollars exclusively since 1974 when President Richard Nixon struck a deal with the kingdom by guaranteeing security. China buys more than a quarter of all Saudi oil exports, according to the WSJ. If the sales are priced in yuan, it would be a major boost to China’s currency as 80% of all global oil sales are done in dollars. Beijing introduced yuan-priced oil contracts in 2018, but has been unable to successfully beat the dollar in the global oil market.

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“warm base manufacturing”

Safe and Effective? (Malone)

There is another important element in the national vaccine program, which is the requirement to keep the vaccine production facilities up and running. These facilities are producing a biological product; they must be kept in production or the process for re-licensure is onerous, if not impossible. In the case of seasonal flu, one of the justifications for the yearly vaccine is to keep the manufacturing plants running and ready for business in case of a truly severe strain of flu or some other, unknown pathogen become a threat. If those facilities are moth-balled, they can’t be brought back on line quickly. Bet you did not know that. One major reason for pushing annual influenza vaccines is to maintain influenza vaccine manufacturing capacity.

The industry term used is “warm base manufacturing”. Of course, this results in a very nice annual “cash cow” for the vaccine industry, one which gets annually milked for a tidy guaranteed profit. The term “rent seeking behavior” applies. The same is true of the various “biodefense” vaccines and products which are maintained in the “strategic national stockpile”. In the context of Smallpox, these include ACAM2000. These products have half lives, which is to say that even though they are (hopefully) not used, they still have to be replaced every few years. Again, nice predictable profit. The corporation “Emergent Biololutions” has become particularly adept at exploiting this “market opportunity”, and has managed to monopolize many of the biodefense-related vaccines and products which the US Government purchases for the Strategic National Stockpile, including ACAM2000.

So, there is more than one reason to vaccinate the entire population on a regular basis, and the government basically props up the entire vaccine industry with what are functionally major annual subsidies. Once a policy decision is made to acquire a vaccine product or establish a “standard of care” involving a vaccine, it is never re-evaluated. Any politician or government administrator that even considers rethinking whether a vaccine policy makes good sense is confronted by the specter of being blamed for any outbreak or cases of that disease that may arise – regardless of how (in)effective or risky that vaccine product may be.

[..] To bring this topic home: Is avoiding COVID-19/Omicron worth taking the known and unknown risks of serious adverse events? In some age categories, it might be. In most age categories, it is not worth much risk. For young people, it is not worth any risk, and for children, the risks of the Covid vaccine far outweigh the risks of Covid. The US Government had relentlessly promoted that “The vaccines are safe and effective,” the same words used for the modern smallpox vaccine. In both cases, safety is a matter of opinion and semantics – not science. Clearly, safety is relative, such as the precautions one might take when skydiving or riding a motorcycle (e.g., having a second parachute, wearing a helmet) – in order to reach the point that an activity is acceptably safe, all the while knowing it’s safer to just skip the activity.

If I proposed a person drink some potion, and said “This potion is safe, unless you are from a family with a history of heart problems,” few people would want the drink. If I added “Oh yeah, and the Mayo Clinic says the risk of side effects from this potion are too high to justify you drinking it, I’d have even fewer takers. Mandates, which are rigid by definition, seem a bad match for assessments of personal safety, which are, by our nature, flexible and variable. Since the word safe and the idea of safety means different things to different people, such decisions are best left to those who would be most affected by, in this case, vaccination.

The smallpox vaccine shows us what the CDC means when they say something is “safe,” and it isn’t what most people using the word would mean. With risk must come choice. This is the bedrock foundation of modern bioethics and medicine. After all that we have been through over the last two years, and the admission the the CDC has been withholding data from all of us for political reasons and to avoid “vaccine hesitancy” (which is another way of saying if you knew what the data really show you would not accept the product), who are you going to trust? Your own lying eyes and brain, or what the CDC, HHS, legacy media and the “factchecking” industry tell you?

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“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., may not even allow the House to vote on the measure.”

Senate Votes To Repeal CDC’s Mask Mandate For Airline Passengers (JTN)

The Senate voted Tuesday to repeal the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 mandate requiring masks on public transportation, including airplanes. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced the resolution that received bipartisan support with a 57 to 40 vote. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, was the only Republican to vote against the measure. Eight Democratic senators voted in support of the resolution: Michael Bennet, Jacky Rosen, Catherine Cortez-Masto, Maggie Hassan, Mark Kelly, Joe Manchin, Kristen Sinema and Jon Tester. The resolution, which was first introduced in February, expresses disapproval of the CDC’s mask mandate.

The resolution still faces significant challenges to become law. It did not receive enough votes to override the veto that President Joe Biden has threatened to do. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., may not even allow the House to vote on the measure. “Today, the Senate said enough is enough, and sent a message to unelected government bureaucrats to stop the anti-science, nanny state requirement of travel mask mandates,” Sen. Paul wrote in a press release after the vote. “Since March 2020, unelected bureaucrats have incessantly declared that we should ‘follow the science.’ But the same bureaucrats continue to defy science by imposing an ineffective and restrictive mask mandate for individuals travelling on public transit and airplanes,” the senator, who is also a doctor, wrote.

Sen. Paul has fought against what he sees as an abuse of power from White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci. “As the entire world is learning to live with COVID, the federal government still uses fear mongering to stubbornly perpetuate its mandates, rather than giving clear-eyed, rational advice on how to best protect yourself from illness,” Paul said. “That is why, I forced this vote, and I applaud the Senate for rejecting this nonsense.”

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“There are a lot of boxes you have to check before you jump on a lawsuit..”

Several States Mulling Lawsuit To End Biden Mask Mandate On Airlines (JTN)

Several states are considering a lawsuit to end one of the Biden administration’s last COVID-19 mandates requiring airline passengers to wear masks, Indiana Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita told Just the News. “We are having discussions about that right now,” Rokita told the Just the News TV show on Real America’s Voice on Tuesday night, saying Florida is taking the lead on the idea. The Transportation Security Administration last Thursday extended its mask mandate on public transportation through April 18 after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced relaxed mask guidance at the end of last month.

“I know that several states may be filing very, very soon, maybe being led by the state of Florida,” Rokita told Just the News Editor-in-Chief John Solomon and co-host Amanda Head. Indiana is currently “examining” if they can join the lawsuit, Rokita said. “It’s just not as easy as when I was in Congress, just to jump on a lawsuit like we’re jumping on a bill,” the former congressman said. States must show that they have legal standing and actual injury before joining a lawsuit, the Rokita explained. “There are a lot of boxes you have to check before you jump on a lawsuit,” he added. A group of 16 Republican lawmakers on Monday filed a lawsuit against the CDC for what they said was an “illegal mask mandate for individuals traveling on commercial airlines,” Newsweek reported.

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Flavio Cadegiani is a doctor in Brasilia, capital of Brazil.

“Dr. Cadegiani reveals an astonishing statistic on the number of vaccine injured: 85%.”

Dr. Flavio Cadegiani On How Pfizer Corrupts Science (Kirsch)

Dr. Cadegiani just published a new research paper (“Pfizergate 2.0 – Active actions against competitive anti- COVID drugs? The case of the anti-androgens.”) that shows that there is no rational explanation for the corruption of clinical trial results other than deliberate sabotage by Pfizer to ensure that there are no viable competitors to Pfizer’s products. I interviewed him just minutes before he published the paper. In the video, he talks about Proxalutimide, an anti-androgen drug he tested that is effective against variants prior to Omicron. But his main issue is in the trials of enzalutamide (another anti-androgen) and how it was conducted. At the very end, Dr. Cadegiani reveals an astonishing statistic on the number of vaccine injured: 85%.



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Rand Paul keeps pushing.

These 6 Republicans Voted Against Ousting Fauci (DW)

Six Republican senators voted against an amendment Tuesday that would eliminate the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) position, which is held by Dr. Anthony Fauci. Senators voted on Kentucky Republican Rand Paul’s amendment to replace the NIAID with three separate national research institutes on Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C. Republican Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, and Jerry Moran of Kansas each voted against the amendment. “We’ve learned a lot over the past two years, but one lesson in particular is that no one person should be deemed ‘dictator-in-chief,’” said Paul when he introduced the amendment Monday, adding, “No one person should have unilateral authority to make decisions for millions of Americans.”

“This will create accountability and oversight into a taxpayer funded position that has largely abused its power, and has been responsible for many failures and misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the senator continued. Paul and Fauci have repeatedly sparred in Senate hearings over Fauci’s insistence on restricting the American public throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and the Kentucky Republican has called many times for Fauci to be ousted from his position. When Fauci suggested on “CBS This Morning” that Republicans — and former President Donald Trump — have a “misplaced perception about people’s individual right to make a decision that supersedes the societal safety,” Paul said that his comments showed a “casual disregard for what this country was founded upon.”

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“They want people stripped of wealth, isolated, and terrified.”

From 15 Days to Two Years (Kelly)

On Saturday morning, my daughter in college texted me: “I got sent home two years ago today. Feels like a dream.” After I responded, she sent an uncharacteristically brief reply: “Sad.” To say the least. In March 2020, once-free citizens around the world surrendered their liberty and livelihoods in a futile attempt to “stop” a virus. The most technologically advanced civilization in the history of mankind quickly adopted medieval fixes that bordered on quackery, sold by snake oil salesmen in the credentialied class and news media, codified through executive fiat by elected leaders of both parties. “Just 15 days,” we were told on March 16, 2020, “to slow the spread.” Do your part to promote the “common good”—the historical rallying cry of every wannabe despot—or be branded a heartless heretic.

And it worked, far better than the original architects probably anticipated. On the same day my daughter left her college dormitory in upstate New York, not to return to a normal campus life for two years, I posted this on Twitter: This is what the Left wants. They want people stripped of wealth, isolated, and terrified. They want sources of joy—church, sporting events, vacations, large social gatherings—eliminated. This is how they get control. And it’s far scarier than any virus. To say that was a very unpopular view at the time would be an understatement. But having covered the climate change movement for years, I recognized a familiar approach to the spread of COVID-19 hysteria: use flawed data to whip up a public frenzy and shut down all debate in fealty to “science!”

Any disagreement over the data, no matter how unreliable or untested the data happened to be—and in the early months, the only available data came from China—made you a “science denier,” or worse. This time around, sadly, the hysteria wasn’t pushed solely by lefty environmental activists but also by President Donald Trump, Republican governors, and “conservative” influencers throughout the media. Once that buy-in was made, all hope was lost. Trump’s catastrophic decision to acquiesce to the demands of Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx—the former a charlatan, the latter a dunce—and shut down the country two years ago this week was by far the worst moment in his presidency and rivals the worst moment in any presidency. As usual, however, Trump’s first instinct (the one he suppressed to appease those demanding we honor The Science™) was the right one.

The cure should not be worse than the disease, he fretted. He knew it, but he listened to the quacks anyway. The cure, of course, got worse. Emboldened by their success in forcing Trump to authorize the first 15-day shutdown, the then-adored Fauci and Birx took it a step further. With two dubious projection models in hand, the pair went to the White House at the end of March 2020 and convinced Trump to extend the lockdowns another month. The decision sealed his electoral fate; the booming economy he helped build entered a death spiral.

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“..viruses are worth A LOT of money (and will continue to appreciate exponentially for obvious reasons).”

A Closer Look at the Gatekeepers of Medical Research (NBW)

First, it is necessary to understand where the majority of funds go for health research. For this, we’ll rely on an article published in Health Research Policy and Systems titled The 10 largest public and philanthropic funders of health research in the world: what they fund and how they distribute their funds. According to the researchers, in 2013, the National Institute of Health (NIH) granted $4.8 billion dollars towards infectious disease research (including $113 million towards respiratory infections and $2.8 billion to HIV/AIDS research). They also gave grants to research involving cardiovascular disease ($1.9 billion), lung cancer ($208 million) and mental health ($2.1 billion). The European Commission, Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wellcome Trust also direct the majority of their grants towards research involving infectious diseases.

A paper published in The Lancet, titled UK investments in global infectious disease research 1997–2010: a case study found that between 1997-2010, virology was the highest funded category of infectious disease research and the largest funders of such research in the UK were the Wellcome Trust (£688 million) and the MRC (£673 million). The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation also direct the majority of their “philanthropical” efforts towards combating infectious diseases, with less than 3% of their budget being directed towards non-communicable disease. So what does all this mean? Well, it means that viruses are worth A LOT of money (and will continue to appreciate exponentially for obvious reasons).

Perhaps this explains why the claim that Sars-Cov-2 doesn’t exist is treated with such ardent censorship and disdain compared to the germ-friendly “lab-leak” theory which has now wormed its way into the mainstream narrative, supported even by those on the more alternative side. Whether true or untrue, what many people fail to consider is the extent to which this theory favours the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, not only does it favour Big Pharma, it favours the WEF hoaxsters by strengthening the “deadly virus” narrative, it favours vaccine manufacturers, it favours virologists, it favours the Western powers, it favours the bankers, it favours Hollywood, it favours the CDC, and it favours the WHO!

The “lab-leak” hypothesis favours just about every organization or group associated with the Covid scamdemic. And let’s not forget that theories of mutant viruses escaping from laboratories certainly favour any researcher who could benefit from the massive amounts of money sloshing around in the kitties of the world’s medical gatekeepers. But who are these gatekeepers who control, direct and manipulate medical research for control and profit? That is the main subject of this article.

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    Henri Rousseau The sleeping gypsy 1897   • Ukraine Will Not Join NATO, Says Zelenskiy (G.) • Zelenskiy Says Russia’s Position In Negotiations Bec
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle March 16 2022]


    Still trying to wrap my head around McCleod, Luongo and Dr D’s interpretation. Inside money – outside money; real power – soft power… brought to mind Carl Sandburg’s poem (1964) The People, Yes.

    “Get off this estate”
    “What for?”
    “Because it’s mine”
    “Where did you get it?”
    “From my father.”
    “Where did he get it?”
    “From his father.”
    “Where did he get it?”
    “He fought for it.”
    “Well, I’ll fight you for it.”

    That may help describe the world we’re entering

    (The comments yesterday brought to mind the MF Global “fiasco” under Corzine’s watch. That seemed to go away fast for the CME, especially the lawsuits. Does anyone really know how that resolved? I’m guessing the plaintiffs were made whole by TPTB. Just curious.)

    Dr. D

    As far as I know, they gave the MF Losers cash replacements. Of course it took a dozen years and they lost the use of their money and no interest, as well as no damages, but… Maybe it was worse than that, but that’s what I heard about one accountholder.

    Speaking of yesterday, moving the economic center:
    “Petrodollar Cracks: Saudi Arabia Considers Accepting Yuan for Chinese Oil Sales”
    I think they already have. Like 1-2 years ago.

    Saker: “In two weeks, China, Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan will reveal a new, independent, international monetary and financial system.

    It will be based on a new international currency, calculated from an index of national currencies of the participating countries and international commodity prices. [Mar. 14, 2022, Sputnik News].
    Russia and China will also reveal their Unfriendly Nation Lists.”

    That is, “nations who will not eat”. You can eat or not eat. Europe is going to freeze and starve. Right. Now. We are on a international commodity standard, a “gold” standard. Trading where? Well not in Hamburg and New York! China. Shanghai. Singapore. And if Turkey still has a brain, Ankara and Istanbul(doubt it).

    “What does Russia produce for the global economy on a massive scale?
    You guessed it. Energy, Food, Fertilizer, and Timber. Russia’s input to the global economy only looks small because we have trained ourselves to economically undervalue the most valuable things in life.”–Honkey

    They are very simple: they are going to re-value these things. To their real, not fake value. The End. We all go home, have lunch, play golf. “I am the Alpha and the Omega. The Way and the Truth is the Light.”

    “World Economy Braces for Supply Chain Chaos as COVID Closes China”

    We embargo Russia; China embargoes us. Unless, I dunno, you think Omicron kills people which we haven’t seen yet, OR China has an Omega strain that does but somehow no one in the entire West reports on it or responds to it. Because: midterms? No: it’s an active embargo. Only Western people and media with the brain-stuffing of a muppet can’t see it. Unless somebody wants to get up in here with some Covid tests, listings, and DNA mapping.

    Covid”. It’s a magic word that means, “Now you believe everything I say after it.”

    Good point, Ukraine has ALREADY been hypothecated to float the West’s runaway debt wall. They already need a BIGGER country to hypothecate. Maybe that’s about the push to Mars.

    Senate Passes Resolution to Undo Transit Mask Rule; Romney only Republican to Vote with Dems”

    They never passed any laws in the first place. How can they un-pass them? “Let’s not worry about who did what to whom…”

    “Several States Mulling Lawsuit To End Biden Mask Mandate”

    Why do they need a lawsuit? There was never any mandate to begin with, because there was never any law. Don’t lawsuits generally deal with laws? If they were enforcing a non-law, shouldn’t they be sued to penury for civil rights?

    “Rand Paul Introducing ‘Fauci Amendment’ To Prevent “Health Dictatorship”: Senator says action will “ensure that ineffective, unscientific lockdowns and mandates are never foisted on the American people ever again.”

    What the actual…? It was totally, laughably, completely illegal in the first place. All you have to do is arrest them. Or even now, I’m sure the statute hasn’t run out. So you’re going to pass ANOTHER law no one will follow? One that’s not even as strong as the BILL OF RIGHTS that outlawed it already? EBD. You’re a fake and a tool. We saw this in some of the hearings. The only thing stopping me is that you, with this pathetic, childish show, are multiples better than the REST of Congress, and indeed the whole government, who don’t even see this much. I hope the dollar fails so you can all be completely defunded, lose your pensions, push a mop, and live like the rest of us, you useless, spineless milksop.

    I mean, what are they there for? To steal money and make laws no one will ever follow? Two can play that game, and have. …You won’t like it.

    “It’s hard to explain theft to a government, because they take things, literally.”

    “Zelenskiy has acknowledged that Ukraine will not become a Nato member,”

    But they are “Not Agreement Capable.” What will you use as insurance for this? Invade again when they lie again? Over and over? We already had that with the Turkey agreement that removed their nukes and made them a state. We already saw zero compliance with either Crimea or Donbas Minsk treaty.
    A: It’s theatre. A show. A fiction. An act. They opened their mouths. Therefore they are lying.

    “West Made a ‘Terrible Mistake’ Letting Putin Annex Crimea: Boris Johnson (F.)”

    Yes, we totally should have started WWIII and exchanging nukes a few years earlier like Hillary wanted.

    Johnson acknowledged that it will be “painful” for the world UK and London bankers to give up Russia’s vast fossil fuel reserves”

    “Painful” in the sense of “Completely fatal to us, the West, and all criminals therein”?

    “Green, renewable energy sources “are the quickest and cheapest route to greater energy independence,” Johnson said.”

    Aaaaand the quickest way to cease to exist as a nation, as renewable energy does not fuel tanks and APCs.

    If only they were fueled with salty tears and our feelz, we’d be the most powerful army on earth. As it is, we can’t defeat 20 Afghan goatherders. So. Proud.


    Over here, no one would know they have covid without a test. Is the Chinese outbreak another testing pandemic? Are the Chinese faking a covid revival in order to shut down supplies to the West in order to bring our economies down? Given recent behavior, I have to think most sane people in the rest of the world would want the West’s influence destroyed before it’s too late.


    Maybe everything is personal – like it used to be in the good old days of the feudal system when individuals owned entire countries. However if I’m MBS and the people responsible for my protection were led by a senile old fool, I’d want a new body guard.


    The Puppets Who Lead Us

    Gonzalo Lira has a fabulous explanation of the West’s ‘leadership’ vacuum.


    @ Dr. John Day (as the most likely to know):

    All these boosters still get recommended in various countries and a lot of them are the mRNA vaccines. These supposedly have to be transported and stored at sub-zero temperatures and have a short shelf life. At the beginning of the pandemic, the required freezers were a huge issue; not only with providing the freezers (there was a severe shortage of the sort of freezers needed), but with maintaining the temperatures consistently throughout the shelf life of the vaccines as they were shipped, stored and then maybe shipped out again elsewhere.

    Now we are told that the shelf-life is longer than what they originally said (a sort of random crystal blue persuasion expiration dating method), and absolutely nobody talks about the temperature requirements any more.

    So the question is – what has changed? Was all that bullshit, or have the vaccines been altered along the way so as to make them less temperature sensitive?


    Bet you did not know that.
    We only know what we are told.
    Thanks TAE

    Donbass refugees share their memories of eight years of war waged against them by the Kiуv regime.

    Path to peace?
    $13.6bn in aids ( money will go to USA manufacturers of guns not to farmers)

    World Economy Braces For Supply Chain Chaos As COVID Closes China

    Futures Surge On Beijing Market Rescue, Ukraine Ceasefire Hopes As Fed Rate Hike Looms


    Iran attacks an Israeli centre and follows that up with a cyber attack, yet there’s no hysteria from the western media and no response from Israel? What’s going on here? I must conclude that even the neocons have decided that the US military can’t even take on Iran in a fight.

    Then why are they pushing for a shooting war with Russia? Doesn’t make much sense. As the predicted chemical false flag attack makes no sense. What would the goal of that be? To whip up more anti-Russian hysteria? They can do that just by making up more lies. And the purpose of more hysteria? It can’t be to start a shooting war because the Pentagon can’t go there.

    All I can come up with is that a false flag attack would be to take the propaganda to a new level. Forget hating Russians. Instead it will be: Russians have forfeited the right to life. Which sets up for the only way the neocons can see for winning a war with Russia: a first strike nuclear attack.

    Clueless Honky


    “Then why are they pushing for a shooting war with Russia? Doesn’t make much sense…. Which sets up for the only way the neocons can see for winning a war with Russia: a first strike nuclear attack.”

    I pray you are wrong. I fear you are right.
    I sure can’t figure out a better explanation.

    Dr D Rich

    Edited: why be cute?
    A modest proposal long overdue.
    It’s far past time to test the thesis of King Oil, Saudi Royalty Worth a cool quadrillion and Saudi impunity. I don’t buy it.
    The U.S. Military should avenge for no particular reason and all the following…
    A. The humiliation by MBS to its Commander in Chief
    B The beheading of the Washington Post’s (CIAs) Khashoggi
    C. The 370,000 Yemenis (70% children) murdered by the Saudis
    D. The Saudi role in 911.
    E. The 1973 Oil Embargo
    F. The danger posed to U.S. hegemony by the Saudis’ open threat to trade in currency other than U$D.

    …and “Putinize” MBS and his crew, demonize Saudi Arabians everywhere, strip the Saudis of their land/titles, seize their yachts, repatriate all American oil production assets in the Kingdom and turn over management to Hunter Biden with 10% for the Big Guy.

    Let’s see if 3 things happen: 1. whether world opinion rises against America 2. If any Saudi presents 1/1,000th the resistance as the Ukrainians, Afghans or Yemenis 3. If China, Russia or India oppose the U.S. on the Arabian peninsula or in the court of worldwide opinion. 4. If White America becomes as inflamed against MBS and everything Saudi as the current propaganda was has mobilized the Deplorables against their White racial brothers and sisters in Putin’s Russia.

    What better way to rehabilitate America’s reputation, eliminate a scourge on Humanity, and get our hands on those $2 trillion dollars possessed by the Saudi Royal family.


    “Blood Clots Like Hailey Bieber’s Are Happening in ‘Younger and Younger People'”

    “it could be hereditary and run in their families.” 🤡🤡🤡 🤡🤡🤡

    In plain sight.


    It’s a brilliant move on China’s part to fake a fake pandemic!

    The Empire of Lies Sheeple are so primed to the knee jerk response to except ANYTHING their goberment tells them at this point, that trying to now say China is faking CovidCovidCovid won’t compute in their tiny little retarded minds.

    The perfect alibi to crush the West. Checkmate!

    Sanction Russia, China faux boycotts the West.

    It’s like stepping on a rake, over and over again.

    It’s Side Show Joe showin us how it’s done right.

    Let’s Go Brandon!


    @Clueless Honky

    Predicting a nuclear war is like betting a man about to be hanged that the rope won’t break. Just had to get that Thought Exercise out of my brain.

    Mr. House

    One thing that never made any sense to me from the beginning of this god awful daytime drama, was all those videos coming from China showing people collapsing in the street and the strange bug spray guys they had marching around in cities in hazmat suits. Like China would let that stuff out. Where are all those pics now? Oh except its here in our own country now and nothing like that ever happened. Felt fake at the time and even more fake after two years.


    Path to peace is not through death. (The American way)

    Mr. House

    But it sure made those predictions of millions dying in the first few months more “real” didn’t it?


    Bio-weapons and the Empire of Lies

    An actual diplomat, imagine that

    From the Saker: Lavrov presser after talks with FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (Iran)

    FM Lavrov presser after talks with FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (Iran)

    Parting shots:

    Question: Having cited considerable evidence, Russia raised the issue of bio-laboratories in Ukraine. Is the international community interested in this issue? Is it ready to talk about this? Will Moscow return to this issue?

    Sergey Lavrov: I would not describe the reaction of the international community as “interest.” The reaction is sooner a negative surprise and wariness. The revealed facts point to the enormous scale of the US’s unlawful activities on spreading its military bio-laboratories all over the world. There are hundreds of them, including almost 30 in Ukraine. Many of them have been established in other former Soviet states right along the perimeter of the borders of Russia, China and other countries.

    We will demand that this issue be reviewed in the context of the commitments assumed by all participants in the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction. We will do all we can to force the Americans to stop blocking our proposal from 20 years ago on the need to create a special mechanism for verifying any alarming reports on the appearance of substances that may be used to develop biological weapons. They are against this mechanism because it would make any bioactivity transparent. They do not want transparency because they find it more expedient to do everything under their own control, as they have been doing up until now.

    I am convinced that the international community has realised (and will realise again) that such activities are unacceptable and fraught with lethal threats to civilians on a massive scale.”

    Mr. House

    Whatever happened to the five star party in Italy and how did Super Mario end up in charge after his stint at the ECB?


    I have been distinctly getting the impression lately that the WEFers (“weffers”: it has a ring to it) with their Great Reset plan are aware of the following: (1) the current economic system needs to fall apart, (2) the people need to be scared, malleable, and looking to prominent WEFers for guidance, and (3) Russia and China have to be dealt with so that they do not thwart the plan.

    It isn’t so much that the WEFers have a master plan — they have many plans, some work, some don’t. They look to every crisis as an opportunity to advance their cause. They know that the signs of imminent global economic collapse were already on the table, they are merely pushing a prodding to influence the outcome of the collapse. Their plans do not necessarily have the goal of murder and genocide, but human casualties along the way do not bother them — they understand that their Great Reset will be much, much easier to implement and maintain at a lower population than exists currently. Many of the WEFers probably even believe the noble lie that is the temptation for all leaders — that their vision is so much clearer than that of the populace due to their position, that they know what is best for the populace better than the populace does itself, and that it is their moral duty to do “what is in the best interest for all” because the individuals that make up the masses would not make these choices for themselves.


    Update – Ukraine Crystal ball story (19 Feb)

    Ukraine will become Empty/firing range/waste land/ left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated/fallowed


    Update – Ukraine Crystal ball story (19 Feb)

    Ukraine will become Empty/firing range/waste land/ left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated/fallowed


    I have long believed that it isn’t a problem of doing what is best for the individual vs. what is best for the community. In reality, we are social creatures and, as such, there is great potential for synergy between individuals and their communities — they can be (and often are) mutually beneficial.
    The problems come when a small group decides that it will be the brain of the community and force the individuals in the community to conform with the ideas of the small group. Communication becomes more and more one sided and top down.
    Each (mature) individual in a community is individually sovereign by nature. Individual well-being hinges upon the ability and freedom to think and choose for oneself. The individual is not going to only make choices that benefit solely the individual because humans are by nature social, and natively think of themselves as a part of community groups (family, romantic partnerships, friends, teams, coworkers, classmates, etc.) Individuals weigh decisions based on how they affect the individual AND their social groups. It is not uncommon for individuals to natively make choices that benefit the social group over their own immediate desires. There is no problem in this — it is often beneficial for all involved — as long as the decision remains with the individual and is generally free from coercion. Even if the individual finds out later that a decision made was, effectively, the “wrong” decision, as long as it was made free from coercion the individual will usually be able to find peace with the decision, knowing that it was freely made.
    There is one native human relationship that does not work this way — the parent-child relationship. Humans are extremely immature at birth, and so they must bond with adults to ensure their own survival. The parent directs the child and chooses what is best for the child, and the child communicates needs and desires to the adult. Human societies differ in deciding at what point a child is mature enough to become sovereign. In reality, it is a slow process, where gradually the child exercises appropriate sovereignty and the parent gradually retreats from that role.
    When small groups usurp sovereignty over large groups of people, it is a corruption of the parental role. Mature, sovereign humans do not require parenting. Propaganda is an attempt by a small group to corrupt the vision and perception of the large group in order to exert coercion with the large group realizing that they are being coerced.


    * without

    John Day

    @Teri, who asked about deep-freeze requirements for mRNA “vaccines” and recent extension of absolute-zero-shelf-life dates.
    Hell, I don’t know.
    They were putting secret manually-added ingredients in some batches, which may or may not have been the “killer” batches, because there is no good information available.
    They were selling all these deep-freeze storage machines last year. They sold them. They are being rented out. Keep renting them folks!
    Whatever their vaccine-rationale-of-the-week is, we never get good enough information to independently determine anything…

    John Day

    Oh, I posted the blog today, with lots of news, and a slow-interior-finishing-process photo

    Doc Robinson

    @ teri

    Pfizer changed some of the ingredients in their vaxx, the latest is a “tris-sucrose” formulation which can stay in a normal refrigerator for up to 10 weeks. The new formulation was authorized by the FDA without Pfizer having to do the usual clinical trials for it.

    Facilities with ultra-low temperature freezers can keep the old formulation for much longer, especially since the printed expiration dates have been (arbitrarily?) extended. From the FDA’s fact sheet for healthcare providers:

    “Cartons and vials of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine supplied in multiple dose vials with purple caps with an expiry date of September 2021 through February 2022 printed on the label may remain in use for 3 months beyond the printed date as long as approved storage conditions between -90ºC to -60ºC (-130ºF to -76ºF) have been maintained.”

    By the way, according to FDA, there are still no FDA-approved Covid vaxxes being produced for the USA, so they remain unavailable (as of March 15, 2022).

    Veracious Poet

    The Newsom/Pelosi fiefdom of Clownifornia has been “officially” approved by apparatchik “lawmakers”…

    A resolution that would have ended California’s two-year state of emergency and terminated Gov. Gavin Newsom’s emergency powers failed Tuesday.

    Lawmakers in the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization voted 8-4 against Senate Concurrent Resolution 5 Tuesday, which would have ended the state of emergency Newsom signed on March 4, 2020. The resolution was introduced by Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, in December 2020, who has long called for an end to the state of emergency.

    She said Tuesday that passing SCR-5 would restore the constitutional balance between the three branches of government.

    Figmund Sreud

    Vladimir Putin had a meeting with representatives of Russian business community. Here is what he said to his oligarchs at that meeting of February 24th:

    Putin: “First, this is the main point, so that this is clear. What is happening is a forced measure. There were simply no chances left for taking a different course of action. The security risks that had been created were so high that it was impossible to respond by other means. All attempts had come to nothing. Frankly speaking, I am even surprised – there was not one iota of progress on any issue. I would like to emphasise again that this was a forced measure because risks could have created for us to the extent that it would have been impossible to conceive how our country could even exist in the future. This is the first point.

    Second, all of us, including you, understand the kind of world we live in, and we have been getting ready in certain ways for the restrictions and sanctions that are being imposed on us now. Nonetheless, what I am about to say is something that I consider extremely important. I would like to respond to what President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin said.

    Russia remains part of the world economy, and to the extent that it remains part, we are not going to inflict damage on the system we feel ourselves to be a part of. We are not going to damage the system of the global economy that we are in, to the extent that we are in it. So, I think our partners should understand this and should not try to force us from this system. Nonetheless, restrictions will be imposed, even for political considerations.

    In this context, I would like to appeal to you to be understanding of what is going on and cooperate with the Government to find ways to support production, the economy and jobs, though bearing in mind how things are shaping up.

    I believe the goal of the Government and the authorities in general in the broadest sense of this word is, of course, to provide you with good conditions and ensure more freedom. There may be only one response – to ensure greater freedom of entrepreneurship, naturally, within a certain framework so that, as our colleagues put it, there is a certain amount of predictability from the Government but we expect predictability from businesses as well.

    Obviously, we cannot predict all geopolitical risks but in relations between businesses and the Government, you certainly have the right to expect clear and consistent predictability from the Government. And, the most important point, it is necessary to be in touch at all times, to respond in a nuanced way to everything that is happening and to adjust our joint work whenever necessary.

    I would like to thank you for what has been done up to now, even in these rather complicated conditions, and I hope that in the new conditions – although we cannot call them entirely new – but anyway at this stage we will work with the same solidarity and no less effectively.

    … anyway, John Helmer on this – his latest screed:




    Figmund Sreud

    “The American war aim is not to spare Ukraine, but to ruin Russia. That takes time.

    The danger is that the Russians won’t be able to end this war, and the Americans will do all they can to keep it going.”

    DIANA JOHNSTONE: For Washington, War Never Ends


    The light came on; the roaches fled-
    As roaches, they were marked for dead-
    And where they fled they made new friends.
    And made it seem that life depends
    On how the roaches will be played-
    Destructive, cruel, and unafraid-
    Now buried in the western states.
    And once again:
    Some hidden party molds our fates.


    @EoinW said …

    Over here, no one would know they have covid without a test. Is the Chinese outbreak another testing pandemic? Are the Chinese faking a covid revival in order to shut down supplies to the West in order to bring our economies down? Given recent behavior, I have to think most sane people in the rest of the world would want the West’s influence destroyed before it’s too late.

    Wondering the same myself because of the ridiculous numbers that have been published by the government in Hong Kong. The HK government is predicting that 5100 people will die in the Omicron wave by May.

    Historically, 5,400 die every month here, so of the 10,800 to die by May, either there is going to be a 50% rise in the death rate to 15,900 (10,800 + 5,100) or they are going to label predictable deaths as Covid deaths. Onviously the death rate is not going to increase 50%, we know that from worldwide data from those countries that have completed the Omicron wave

    It seems to me that they are really increasing the fear factor, trying to keep Covid going for as long as possible. Hong Kong’s Covid response is directly ruled by Beijing, the local puppet says her stuff, but the decisions are made in Beijing. I too have been wondering whether this is Xi supporting Putin without coming out and declaring his support for Putin. Obviously China and Russia are a perfect couple at the moment, each needs the other and both have a common predator in the western oligarchs.

    Veracious Poet

    The new peoples’ flag of Clownifornia:

    The new flag of the Newsome/Pelosi dynasty:

    John Day
    Michael Reid

    @ Figmund Sreud

    Thank you for the link

    This was history lessons for me and with knowledge brings clarity. The West is sick in their treatment of Russia.

    Putin seems to be doing what needs to be done and I agree with him. The petrodollar seems to be finished.

    This video is interesting regarding the currency reset possibilities.

    BullionStar Perspectives – Willem Middelkoop – Imminent Arrival of The Big Reset

    Veracious Poet

    The Big Reset…

    You’ll own nothing, the “owners” will own everything, including you & everything/everyone you produce.

    Be sure to stock up on gruel flavoring/seasonings now!

    Gubermint gruel is pretty bland…

    It also helps, just a teeny bit, with the insect protein, so the children can hold them down.

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