Jan 202023
 


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Russian Orthodox Church Issues Apocalyptic Warning (RT)
Going, Going, Gone: Fiddling While the West Burns (Batiushka)
World Economic Forum Wants You to Trust Them (ET)
‘Russiagate’ Is Dead, But Social Media Control Is Here To Stay (Livshitz)
Global South: Gold-Backed Currencies To Replace The US Dollar (Escobar)
Economist: Turkey Could Be On ‘Brink Of Dictatorship’ (K.)
Over 1 Million Workers Hit French Streets Against Macron’s Pension Reform (ZH)
How A Corrupt FBI Could Save Joe Biden In Classified-Docs Scandal (Bovard)
CDC Knowingly Left Serious Adverse Events Off Post-Vaccination Surveys (ET)
How the CDC Became the Speech Police (Soave)
Safety Signals for Heart, Blood, Reproduction in Yellow Card Vaccine Data (DS)
Fauci Lied; 120,000 US Children Died (Exp.)
Twitter Files Show Authoritarian “Cult Of Identity” Controls The Media (Gurri)

 

 

 

 

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“We pray to the Lord so that he enlightens those madmen and helps them understand that any desire to destroy Russia will mean the end of the world..”

Russian Orthodox Church Issues Apocalyptic Warning (RT)

Any attempts to destroy Russia could spell disaster for the entire world, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, warned on Thursday. Speaking after a religious service marking the Orthodox Christian holiday of Epiphany, the primate claimed that both the international community and Russia are facing “very huge threats.” According to Patriarch Kirill, the root of the problem is that some “madmen” believe that Russia, which “has powerful weapons and is populated by extremely strong people… who had never given in to an enemy and had always emerged victorious, could be defeated under the current circumstances.” Neither would it be possible to “impose on them certain values that cannot even be called values, so that they would be like everyone else and obey those who have the power to control most of the world,” he noted.


“We pray to the Lord so that he enlightens those madmen and helps them understand that any desire to destroy Russia will mean the end of the world,” he added. The Patriarch’s remarks echo a statement by former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday, who warned the countries that want to see Moscow defeated in Ukraine that nuclear powers such as Russia had “never lost a major conflict on which their fate depended.” Should such a nation lose a conventional war, such an outcome could trigger a nuclear conflict, he added. Earlier this month, the head of the Russian Church appealed to both Moscow and Kiev’s forces to establish a truce in the run-up to and during Orthodox Christmas on January 7 to give the faithful a chance to attend religious services. Hours later, the proposal was supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who ordered Moscow’s troops to stand down for 36 hours. The ceasefire, however, was rejected by Kiev, with Ukrainian officials dismissing the offer as “hypocrisy” and a military ruse.

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“Europeans hate their elites. The spoilt elites may tell their peoples: ‘Let them eat cake’. But they have forgotten that what the people want is bread.”

Going, Going, Gone: Fiddling While the West Burns (Batiushka)

Let us not forget that the conflict in the Ukraine is about the struggle of the United States to maintain its dinosaur’s status as the world’s last superpower. More exactly, it is about America’s attempt to destroy China as a rival. For since China, allied with Russia, is unbeatable, China has to be attacked through Eurasian Russia. In this crazed neocon video-game fantasy, the USA has overlooked Western Europe. In one sense that is understandable, since its leaders are just a pack of mindless Pavlovian dogs, intent on copying their master in Washington – and a pile of dollars greatly helps their salivating capacity for imitation. However, the US mistake is as usual to look only at its puppets. This was the same mistake as in Baghdad and Kabul, or for that matter in Tehran and Saigon, not to mention in Manila and a host of capitals in Latin America. Appoint an English-speaking yes-man, give him a Swiss bank account full of dollars and a US passport, ensure he has control over the capital and its TV and radio station and then you will control the whole country. Only Hamid Karzai didn’t and you won’t either.

Western Europe, the EU and the UK, with a few other bits and pieces, is also inhabited by 500 million people (the other 50 odd million belong to the elite). Some, especially from the elites, live in the capitals. The vast majority do not live there and generally despise those who do live in the capitals. Ask a Frenchman what he thinks of ‘les sales parisiens’ (filthy Parisians), ask a Romanian what he thinks of the elite in Bucharest, a Pole what he thinks of those in Warsaw or an Englishman what he thinks of Londoners. If you don’t believe me, ask Macron in France. Alternatively, ask any Frenchman what he thinks of France’s real rulers – the grossly overpaid super-elite in Brussels. The English hated them so much, they had Brexit. A lot of Germans, who by a huge majority never wanted to give up the Deutschmark, got quite jealous of that, even though the incompetent and perfidious British elite totally mishandled the Brexit negotiation process.

If in Western Europe, the vast majority don’t like their leaders, they will eventually – even the passive British – get rid of them and they will appoint leaders whom Washington does not like, Le Pen, Farage etc. Remember Orban? He is already in power, as is Erdogan (though he is in Turkey). The Ukrainian conflict is already reshaping Europe’s totally outdated (1945) security architecture and forcing a reconfiguration. The realignment will not be in Washington’s favour. Demonstrations against NATO are already starting in various European countries. But what is more likely to topple the US puppet elite is strikes and protests. Europeans hate their elites. The spoilt elites may tell their peoples: ‘Let them eat cake’. But they have forgotten that what the people want is bread.

Once Western Europe, including even the UK, has gone, the end of the short unipolar era will be here. The domino effect, from Kiev to Dublin, is surely only a matter of time. Remember the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989? Within twenty-five months the whole of the Soviet Eastern European Empire fell, one country after another, until in December 1991, the Soviet Union itself fell. Berlin to Vladivostok. Well, the time is now up for the American Empire in its turn. It will also fall, and for the same reasons. The SU (Soviet Union) went. So will its reverse, the US (United States). Red stars, white stars, they have both had their time. Keep your eyes on Western Europe.

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World Economic Forum Wants You to Trust Them (ET)

One of the central themes of the World Economic Forum summit this week is “restoring trust”; this initiative comes at a moment when progressive corporate organizations such as the WEF are being scrutinized for violating U.S. antitrust laws. A WEF panel discussion called “Disrupting Distrust” featured speakers from Mastercard, the United Way, and Consumers International, as well as communications consultant Richard Edelman. It proceeded under the slogan: “Trust is at the heart of meaningful multi-stakeholder cooperation … Yet levels of distrust are higher than ever.” The panel was hosted by Kathleen Kingsbury, an opinion editor at The New York Times.

The discussion opened with a report from Edelman’s Annual Edelman Trust Barometer, which found that trust in government had declined substantially, leaving corporations as the most trusted institutions in society. Edelman also warned of a “growing mass class divide” in public opinion. The divergence of public opinion started in 2013 in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom, he said, and it has now “metastasized” to three-quarters of the countries in the world. Helena Leurent, director of Consumers International, said “economic pain” is the top issue causing mistrust. “The consumer is embattled,” she said, citing dramatic increases in food and fuel prices over the past two years. “The cost of living is the body blow.” “I find a lot of irony in this,” Joel Griffith, research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, told The Epoch Times.

“The energy crisis that we’re facing now across the world is a problem that by and large has been caused by the 50-plus world leaders that are gathered there, because almost in lockstep these world leaders, from [President Joe] Biden, to the European Union leaders, to our counterpart in Canada, have declared a long-term war on fossil fuels,” Griffith said. “They’ve created this energy crisis, they’ve created the inflation crisis, created the rising price trajectory, and they are not acknowledging responsibility.” Another topic on the trust agenda was what Edelman called the “battle for truth.” Rather than what had previously been the “Moses model,” in which truth is handed down from higher institutions to the masses, Edelman said, “now trust is local, in my employer and in my company and my CEO.” Speaking for The New York Times, Kingsbury said that “in journalism, we struggle with an issue of a lack of trust … particularly in our expertise.”

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“the relationship between the number of posts from Russian foreign influence accounts that users are exposed to and voting for Donald Trump is near zero..”

‘Russiagate’ Is Dead, But Social Media Control Is Here To Stay (Livshitz)

Donald Trump’s time as president was dominated by years of mainstream news headlines declaring that his unexpected victory was attributable to Saint Petersburg’s Internet Research Agency (aka ‘The Russian IRA’). The company reportedly corralled online networks of bots and trolls that perpetuated pro-Trump propaganda in a bid to get the outsider elected at the Kremlin’s request. This narrative quickly became widely accepted among US liberals, and remains entrenched today – but a new study decisively shows it to be false. The paper, published in the respected academic journal Nature, investigates the exposure of Twitter users to alleged activity on the social media platform by the IRA during the 2016 US election, “and its relationship to attitudes and voting behavior.”

The study’s findings speak for themselves. For example, 70% of purported IRA-connected posts during that campaign were seen by just 1% of the network’s users, “who strongly identified as Republicans.” Coverage of these posts was moreover “eclipsed by content from domestic news media and politicians.” The academics also found “no evidence of a meaningful relationship” between exposure to these tweets, and “changes in attitudes, polarization, or voting behavior.” Alleged IRA posts seen on Twitter by users were “overshadowed – by an order of magnitude – by posts from national news media and politicians.” For every four IRA tweets published in the last month of the 2016 election campaign, 106 per day from national news media and 35 per day from US politicians were seen on average. In other words, 25 times and nine times more posts respectively.

The academics also probed whether there was any connection between exposure to alleged IRA posts and “changes in respondents’ positions on salient election issues” and political polarization, surveying them on “eight major policy issues salient during the election, and respondents’ self-reported political ideology.” They bluntly concluded that there were not “statistically significant relationships between exposure on any of the issue-based and polarization outcomes.”
Extensive data-based analyses were also conducted to “examine the relationship between exposure to Russian foreign influence accounts and vote choice.” Again, the conclusion couldn’t be more damning – “the relationship between the number of posts from Russian foreign influence accounts that users are exposed to and voting for Donald Trump is near zero (and not statistically significant).”

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“..India’s purchases of Russian crude have increased year-by-year by a whopping factor of 33..”

Global South: Gold-Backed Currencies To Replace The US Dollar (Escobar)

First: One of the key take aways from the World Economic Forum annual shindig in Davos, Switzerland is when Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan, on a panel on “Saudi Arabia’s Transformation,” made it clear that Riyadh “will consider trading in currencies other than the US dollar.”So is the petroyuan finally at hand? Possibly, but Al-Jadaan wisely opted for careful hedging: “We enjoy a very strategic relationship with China and we enjoy that same strategic relationship with other nations including the US and we want to develop that with Europe and other countries.”

Second: The Central Banks of Iran and Russia are studying the adoption of a “stable coin” for foreign trade settlements, replacing the US dollar, the ruble and the rial. The crypto crowd is already up in arms, mulling the pros and cons of a gold-backed central bank digital currency (CBDC) for trade that will be in fact impervious to the weaponized US dollar. The really attractive issue here is that this gold-backed digital currency would be particularly effective in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Astrakhan, in the Caspian Sea. Astrakhan is the key Russian port participating in the International North South Transportation Corridor (INTSC), with Russia processing cargo travelling across Iran in merchant ships all the way to West Asia, Africa, the Indian Ocean and South Asia.

The success of the INSTC – progressively tied to a gold-backed CBDC – will largely hinge on whether scores of Asian, West Asian and African nations refuse to apply US-dictated sanctions on both Russia and Iran. As it stands, exports are mostly energy and agricultural products; Iranian companies are the third largest importer of Russian grain. Next will be turbines, polymers, medical equipment, and car parts. Only the Russia-Iran section of the INSTC represents a $25 billion business. And then there’s the crucial energy angle of INSTC – whose main players are the Russia-Iran-India triad. India’s purchases of Russian crude have increased year-by-year by a whopping factor of 33. India is the world’s third largest importer of oil; in December, it received 1.2 million barrels from Russia, which for several months now is positioned ahead of Iraq and Saudi Arabia as Delhi’s top supplier.

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He’s been in charge for 20 years already.

Economist: Turkey Could Be On ‘Brink Of Dictatorship’ (K.)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, or rather his shadow, has made the cover of this week’s issue of the Economist in a decidedly unflattering way, as a leader that has taken his country “to the brink of disaster.” As the introduction to the financial paper’s report on the state of the country ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections states, “Mr Erdogan’s behavior as the election approaches could push what is today a deeply flawed democracy over the edge into a full-blown dictatorship.” The Economist says Erdogan’s now 20-year-old reign was initially beneficial to Turkey: he mended the economy, neutralized the country’s meddling generals and secured, in 2005, the formal opening of accession talks to the EU, while putting his islamist agenda, which had alarmed the long-dominant secularist heirs to Kemal Ataturk, the Turkish Republic’s founder, mostly to the side.

But, as the paper points out, “the longer Mr Erdogan has been in power, the more autocratic he has grown.” Moving on from Prime Minister to President, he turned that mostly ceremonial post into a really powerful one in the service of an autocracy. “Approaching his third decade in power, he sits in a vast palace snapping orders at courtiers too frightened to tell him when he is wrong. His increasingly eccentric beliefs swiftly become public policy,” the article says. Erdogan once likened democracy to a tram journey: when you reach your destination, you get off. His treatment of mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu, whom the Economist calls the “most plausible rival” for the presidency is indicative. A 2-year prison term and a ban from politics for calling election officials who had annulled his first election “idiots” have taken Imamoglu out of the presidential race if the conviction is not annulled or overturned and have cast doubt that the election will be fair or free, the Economist says.


Internationally, Erdogan could cause trouble for Greece and Cyprus by “foment[ing] fiercer territorial quarrels; he could “create further confusion and strife in Syria”; he could “allow the 5m migrants and refugees in Turkey to set sail for southern Europe.” And he could continue to block the accession of Finaland and Sweden into NATO. Yet, the Economist contends, Erdogan cannot afford to make a total break with the West, because he needs investments and he needs armaments. But, the article argues, it is time for a firmer stance by western powers, beginning with the US. “Mr Erdogan is a bully who sees timidity as a reason to press his advantage and toughness as an incentive to mend fences,” the Economist says.

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“On Thursday the walls of the Élysée palace must tremble..”

Over 1 Million Workers Hit French Streets Against Macron’s Pension Reform (ZH)

President Macron’s retirement and pension reform program has unleashed the expected mass demonstrations, strikes, and likely soon to be riots on the streets of France. The much anticipated reform bill headed through parliament will see the official retirement age rise by two years, from the age of 62 to 64. And just like that, it’s popping off… as French authorities brace for more chaos in the coming weeks. Previously, the unions promised the “mother of all battles”. As a result, public transport has seen significant disruptions in service, while many schools are already closed, amid some 200+ well-attended protests all across France on Thursday. Various forms of public transport were brought to a standstill in Paris, Toulouse, Marseille, Nantes and Nice, due to the strikes, and the Eiffel Tower was closed to visitors as well as the protests spread.

Eight major unions had designated Thursday the “first day of strikes and protests” – with promises of many more to come. France’s education ministry said that over 40% of primary school teachers, as well as one-third of high school teachers are participating in the strikes, forcing many to close their doors for the day, and possibly weeks ahead. French rail authority SNCF reported a “severe disruption” across the country, with metro lines in the capital having to implement partial closures. “On some rail lines, as few as one in 10 services were operating, while the Paris metro was running a skeleton service,” BBC reported. A reported over one million people total are believed to have participated in Thursday’s protests and strikes, according to the unions, which plan to keep up the intense pressure until Macron’s bill is defeated.

Likely the demonstrations will get more and more radical and violent, as French protests tend to go… All the country’s unions – including so-called “reformist” unions that the government had hoped to win to its side – have condemned the measure, as have the left-wing and far-right oppositions in the National Assembly. “On Thursday the walls of the Élysée palace must tremble,” Communist Party leader Fabien Roussel said on Tuesday.In many places, crowds clashed with police, who deployed riot control measures including tear gas and batons, as they struggled to clear streets against vastly superior numbers.

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“It looks bad — but the FBI got Hillary out of a worse legal tar pit.”

How A Corrupt FBI Could Save Joe Biden In Classified-Docs Scandal (Bovard)

The White House is being whipsawed by the discovery of secret documents from President Joe Biden’s vice presidency recklessly stored around his garage, his Delaware house and his rented Washington office. The appointment of a special counsel to investigate Biden’s classified-document violations could imperil the president’s survival. But Biden may be saved by the charades the FBI concocted to rescue Hillary Clinton. But breaking news Tuesday night revealed the investigation may already be turning into a farce. Amazingly, the Justice Department is permitting Biden’s personal lawyers to control the evidence — without the FBI. Federal law penalizes the removal or mishandling of classified documents via “gross negligence” by up to 10 years in prison.

The number of clearly marked confidential documents discovered on Biden’s turfs is up to 20 — all of which were supposedly “inadvertently misplaced” (for at least six years), per White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. It looks bad — but the FBI got Hillary out of a worse legal tar pit. Clinton’s presidential campaign was roiled by the disclosure she’d used an insecure private email server to handle top-secret documents while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. In 2015, the FBI Counterintelligence Division opened a criminal investigation of the “potential unauthorized storage of classified information on an unauthorized system.” The FBI treated Clinton and her coterie like royalty worthy of endless deference, according to a 2018 report by the Justice Department inspector general.

The FBI agreed to destroy the laptops of top Clinton aides after a limited examination of their contents (including a promise not to examine any post-Jan. 31, 2015, emails or content). When BleachBit software and hammers were used to destroy email evidence under congressional subpoena, the FBI treated it as a harmless error. The IG criticized federal investigators for relying on “rapport building” with Team Hillary instead of using subpoenas to compel the discovery of key evidence. The IG recommended possible disciplinary penalties for five FBI employees who sent blatant anti-Trump texts (some of those agents later staffed special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Donald Trump). FBI investigators shrugged off every brazen deceit they encountered.

The IG report quoted an unnamed FBI agent responding to a fellow agent’s question on how an interview went with a witness who worked with the Clintons at their Chappaqua residence: “Awesome. Lied his ass off. Went from never inside the scif [sensitive compartmented information facility for classified documents] at res [residence], to looked in when it was being constructed, to removed the trash twice, to troubleshot the secure fax with HRC a couple times, to everytime there was a secure fax i did it with HRC. Ridic.” The agency waited until the end of the investigation in July 2016 to question Clinton and refused to videotape that crucial interview. Bizarrely, the FBI planned to absolve her “absent a confession” by Clinton during the interview, the IG report noted.

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“Updated versions of the protocol list the same 15 adverse events. None of the conditions were included in the actual surveys.”

CDC Knowingly Left Serious Adverse Events Off Post-Vaccination Surveys (ET)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) didn’t include serious adverse events like heart inflammation on post-vaccination surveys even though the agency knew the issues could be linked to COVID-19 vaccines, documents show. Even before the surveys were rolled out in December 2020 after the first vaccines were authorized, the CDC knew that myocarditis—a form of heart inflammation since confirmed as being caused by the Pfizer and Moderna shots—and other serious adverse events were of “special interest” when it came to the vaccines, according to a newly disclosed version of the protocol for the survey system. The Nov. 19, 2020, protocol for V-safe, the survey system, lists myocarditis, stroke, death, and a dozen “prespecified medical conditions.”

The protocol was obtained by the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), a nonprofit that seeks transparency around health information. All of the conditions can cause severe symptoms. V-safe is a system of surveys that was introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic to monitor vaccine safety. It was developed and is managed by the CDC. Updated versions of the protocol list the same 15 adverse events. None of the conditions were included in the actual surveys. Respondents could check boxes if they experienced certain symptoms, but only 10 lower-level problems such as fever and nausea were listed as options.

“It’s deeply troubling that the CDC would construct V-safe in a manner that does not permit it to be able to easily assess the rate of harm from adverse events the CDC had already identified as potentially being caused by these products,” Aaron Siri, a lawyer representing ICAN, told The Epoch Times. “This calls into question what the CDC was really trying to accomplish with V-safe. Was it trying to assess the actual safety of these products? Or was it trying to design a system that would be more likely to affirm its previous public pronouncements regarding the safety of these products?”

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“We’ve never had a situation where the federal government at very high levels is coordinating or coercing social media to do its bidding in terms of censoring people.”

How the CDC Became the Speech Police (Soave)

Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s most prominent authority on COVID-19, had his final White House press conference two days before Thanksgiving 2022. The event served as a send-off for the longserving director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who was finally stepping down after nearly four decades on the job.Ashish Jha, the Biden administration’s coronavirus response coordinator, hailed Fauci as “the most important, consequential public servant in the United States in the last half century.” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre described him as a near-constant “source of information and facts” for all Americans throughout the pandemic.

Indeed, the U.S. public’s understanding of COVID-19—its virality, how to prevent its spread, and even where it comes from—was largely controlled by Fauci and bureaucrats like him, to a greater degree than most people realize. The federal government shaped the rules of online discussion in unprecedented and unnerving ways. This has become much more obvious over the past few months, following Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter. Musk granted several independent journalists access to internal messages between the government and the platform’s moderators, which demonstrate concerted efforts by various federal agencies—including the FBI, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and even the White House—to convince Twitter to restrict speech. These disclosures, which have become known as the Twitter Files, are eye-opening.

But Twitter was hardly the only object of federal pressure. According to a trove of confidential documents obtained by Reason, health advisers at the CDC had significant input on pandemic-era social media policies at Facebook as well. They were consulted frequently, at times daily. They were actively involved in the affairs of content moderators, providing constant and ever-evolving guidance. They requested frequent updates about which topics were trending on the platforms, and they recommended what kinds of content should be deemed false or misleading. “Here are two issues we are seeing a great deal of misinfo on that we wanted to flag for you all,” reads one note from a CDC official. Another email with sample Facebook posts attached begins: “BOLO for a small but growing area of misinfo.”

[..] Jay Bhattacharya and Martin Kulldorff, professors of medicine at Stanford University and Harvard University, respectively, have claimed that social media platforms repeatedly muzzled their opposition to lockdowns, mask requirements, and vaccine mandates. The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a public interest law firm that has joined the lawsuit, thinks the federal government’s campaign to squelch contrarian coronavirus content was so vast as to effectively violate the First Amendment. “What’s at stake is the future of free speech in the technological age,” says Jenin Younes, the group’s litigation counsel. “We’ve never had a situation where the federal government at very high levels is coordinating or coercing social media to do its bidding in terms of censoring people.”

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“..many adverse events will go unrecorded, and this becomes more likely the longer the delay between treatment and the associated adverse reaction.”

Safety Signals for Heart, Blood, Reproduction in Yellow Card Vaccine Data (DS)

The strength of the C-19VYC reporting scheme is that it is capable of generating an enormous amount of valuable information about adverse reactions to the experimental COVID-19 vaccines. Reports of suspected adverse reactions can be submitted not only by physicians but also by the recipients of the vaccines themselves, providing valuable feedback to the MHRA based on first-hand experience. This inclusive aspect of the C-19VYC reporting scheme has proved very successful, with nearly half a million adverse event reports submitted, roughly one for every hundred recipients of the COVID-19 vaccines in the U.K. Despite this strength in terms of quantity of data, the C-19VYC reporting scheme has a number of serious weaknesses related to the nature of the data collected.

These weaknesses place limits on the scheme’s ability both to detect and to measure safety signals. The first problem is that the scheme does not identify or include a control group of individuals, who have not taken the vaccine, against which to compare those who have. Other major weaknesses are that reporting is passive rather than planned and takes place at a single point in time. Thus, reporting relies on the sufferer of the adverse reactions or his or her physician making the connection between the vaccine treatment and the adverse reaction. As a consequence, many adverse events will go unrecorded, and this becomes more likely the longer the delay between treatment and the associated adverse reaction. Reporting rates of adverse reactions are also likely to represent only a fraction of actual cases because physicians or recipients may have too little time to fill out the onerous paperwork, may not have knowledge of the Yellow Card scheme, or may be unwilling to countenance the idea of harms resulting from a medication in which they have placed trust.

As well as being low, reporting rates are expected to vary substantially between different sectors of the population. Experience shows that females post roughly three times more adverse event reports than males, and the reporting rate for adverse reactions varies with age, dropping off in the elderly population where adverse reactions may be obscured by multiple forms of pre-existing chronic illnesses. In addition, reporting rates are likely to vary with the severity of the adverse reaction. Individuals are far more likely to have the motivation and tenacity to file a report if their adverse reaction is severe than if it is mild. On the other hand, if the adverse event results in death, grieving friends or relatives may be too preoccupied to file a C-19VYC report.

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“..nearly half a million children and young adults died within a year of his fateful announcement with over 118,000 of those deaths suspected to be due to the Covid-19 vaccine..”

Fauci Lied; 120,000 US Children Died (Exp.)

Time and time again throughout 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci, stood at the podium, the bright lights of the cameras blinding him as he faced the nation. With a steady hand, he held up a vial of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, promising it would be the key to protecting America and its children from the “deadly” Covid-19 disease supposedly ravaging the country. But little did the public know, the truth about the Covid vaccine’s safety had been buried deep within Fauci’s own lies and deceit and confidential U.S. Government and Pfizer documents. Fauci used propaganda, lies and manipulation to coerce parents into getting their children vaccinated.

But the weight of the lives lost has quickly come crashing down on him and the nation, as a secret Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report has revealed that nearly half a million children and young adults died within a year of his fateful announcement with over 118,000 of those deaths suspected to be due to the Covid-19 vaccine’s dangerous side effects. The CDC report should spark widespread outrage and be on the front page of every single major newspaper. But instead, it has been and will continue to be met with a deafening silence. Despite the staggering death toll the report will be buried and swept under the carpet.

The mainstream media, consumed with working overtime to distract the public with propaganda on the war in Ukraine, alleged climate change and the cost of living crisis, has paid and will pay no attention to the devastating consequences of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s deception. The public wil continue to be kept in the dark, and the U.S. Government will move quickly to cover up its own involvement in the tragedy. With Dr Fauci quietly announcing his “retirement” in August 2022. It’s all business as usual and simply just another day at the office. But it is also a shocking failure of transparency and accountability, and the people of the United States should be forever haunted by the lives lost due to the Covid-19 vaccine scandal.

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“If Elon Musk successfully purchases Twitter, it could result in World War 3 and the destruction of our planet..”

Twitter Files Show Authoritarian “Cult Of Identity” Controls The Media (Gurri)

Only yesterday, Elon Musk was a hero to progressives. He had made the electric car sexy and organized a migration to Mars to save humanity from the coming ecological apocalypse. Musk voted for Barack Obama twice and for Biden once. When he offered to purchase Twitter on April 14 of last year, he clearly believed he was reconnecting progressivism to its liberal roots. “For Twitter to deserve public trust it must be politically neutral, which effectively means upsetting the far right and the far left equally,” he said. Famously, Musk characterized himself as “a free speech absolutist.” But elites took that for a declaration of war and changed their tightly synchronized minds about the man. Twitter in the hands of Musk was “dangerous to our democracy,” said Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren.

“If Elon Musk successfully purchases Twitter, it could result in World War 3 and the destruction of our planet,” wrote David Leavitt. The White House expressed newfound concern about “the power of large social media platforms … over our everyday lives … tech platforms must be held accountable for the harm they cause.” Before Musk’s takeover, Twitter management had gone on record stating, “We do not shadow ban [i.e., secretly block users]. And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.” Thanks to Twitter’s internal emails and messages released by Musk, we now know both claims were false. “Twitter employees build blacklists, prevent disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limit the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topics—all in secret, without informing users,” wrote journalist Bari Weiss. The targets were offenders against elite orthodoxy—a conservative activist, a right-wing talk show host, and a Covid-dissenting doctor, among others.

In December, Musk invited Weiss, Matt Taibbi, and Michael Shellenberger to examine the company’s internal Slack messages and emails. Taibbi and Weiss are fierce critics of establishment media; Shellenberger is a strong anti-establishment voice on energy and homeless policy. All are, in Weiss’ phrase, “politically homeless,” neither right nor left, but tend to write about aspects of the struggle between the elites and the public. Taibbi, Weiss, and Shellenberger are clear thinkers and good writers but two traits, in my opinion, separate them from the pack: independence and integrity. Musk could have bought himself a passel of hired hacks who would have churned out whatever spin he wished. With these three authors, he gave up control over the Twitter Files output in exchange for their ironclad credibility.

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    The little guy will get screwed even more mercilessly going down the backside of the Materialism & Resources

    When the Black Plague wiped out a third to a half of the labor force in Eurotardistan during the Dark-Mid Ages, wages got a bump until the proles again had too many children and produced a labor surplus.

    Yes, the number of laborers vs the work needed to be done ratio has something to do with quality of Life.

    With ‘modern women’ in the Collective West polling at 40%+ NOT wanting children, some might think a labor shortage is looming.

    Think again.

    Not only can the Collective West labor gap be filled by third world women more than happy to oblige, real AI automation is on a trajectory to crush it.

    All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

    Richard Brautigan

    #126687
    those darned kids
    Participant

    “What do you expect?” he said. “For generations they’ve been built up to worship competition and the market, productivity and economic usefulness, and the envy of their fellow men-and boom! it’s all yanked out from under them. They can’t participate, can’t be useful any more. Their whole culture’s been shot to hell.”
    ― Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano

    #126688
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Uninformed people conflate the terms communism and fascism and describe fascists as ‘communists]. I heard people describe The Scorpion as a ‘communist’. Nothing could be further from the truth. But the controllers love this kind of confusion.

    The various Airstrips that make up Oceania are totalitarian, fascist, one-party, police states. People living in Oceania are provided with false choices between candidates and political parties owned and operated by the international money-lenders or their local agents.

    The USSR under Stalin was a totalitarian, collective, one-party, police state. If you disagreed, you got annihilated. It you looked too competent you got annihilated.

    Germany under Hitler was a totalitarian, fascist, one-party, police state. If you disagreed, you got annihilated.

    NATO is a collection of fake leaders of totalitarian, fascist, one-party, police states.

    China is a totalitarian, collective, one-party, police state.

    Russia appears to be one of the most democratic states currently existing. That is why it is under attack by the forces of the international money-lenders.

    Also, Russia is the biggest threat to the Ponzi schemes of the international money-lenders since their Ponzi schemes were established centuries ago…mostly in the 1690s.

    Most important of all: without energy, nothing happens; entropy never sleeps; without a stable environment we are all fucked (especially the younger people of the world) and politics won’t matter.

    #126689
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @Dora “The purpose of the WEF’s members is: To Serve Man.”

    I wonder, did they mean that to be pot roasted, barbequed or raw? There are several ways to read their ambiguous motto, and all of them creepily sinister.

    #126690
    zerosum
    Participant

    Okay,okay Capitalism, Communism, Socialism
    Tell me …..
    What do you call the gov. system that takes care of the needs of the people.

    #126691
    Oroboros
    Participant

    #126692
    those darned kids
    Participant

    “What do you call the gov. system that takes care of the needs of the people.”

    a family

    #126693
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @jb-hb

    Here’s how to solve the old Capitalist vs Communist argument.

    1. Obtain a very long boat.
    2. Put the Capitalists at one end of the boat and the Communists at the other end of the boat.
    3. Place one battle ax in the middle of the boat.
    4. Sink the boat.

    #126694
    jb-hb
    Participant

    “Capitalism is just trade without coercion.”

    Sure and of course. All Europeans know it as we speak.
    Not to mention your job loss and hard time of landing the new one (I am just mentioning without “victory glee”).

    I appreciate you

    Somebody, instead of trading value for value and thinking of return business, got a whole bunch of free money printed for Vanguard and Blackrock, who then bought sufficient portions of my employer to coerce the company to coerce me while purchasing sufficient coercion from the government, or implied coercion, to justify what my sockpuppet employer did.

    Oh and while they were at it they used free imaginary money to make it so I can’t own a home, tend a garden, any of that. I’d have had 4 chickens right now while planting a victory garden if they’d just left things alone. They prefer the 4,000 mile salad, I guess. I’d use a pumpkin from my garden on Halloween, but fine guys, fine, it’s plastic pumpkins again and forever.

    My place has been 61 degrees all winter. The HOAs, municipalities, everybody all conspire to prevent anyone from building a cheap earth-bermed passive solar home. (where they can get a JOB, anyway) My Blackrock-controlled employer wouldn’t allow my remote position to exist in a non urban location regardless of connection quality/speed, so apparently they didn’t want me to have a job AND move to somewhere that I could do the right thing. Taking away my job takes away the resources I would have put towards bootstrapping somehow to the efficiencies they supposedly want. I’ve studied greywater reuse, gardening, pickling, canning, seed saving, @$$&%ing everything and darned if they don’t actively want me to live on Swanson™ TV dinners and order overly-packaged Amazon products. …but I should eat the bugs and go die somewhere for being a filthy climate sinner nonetheless.

    They’ve certainly been bringing me around to “tear it all down,” but the “it” is everything to do with them.

    To sum up, Pro Tip: don’t drink while unemployed. haha I think I should stop posting for awhile. I appreciate EVERYONE here that disagrees with me. THANK you. And my personal life is full of nothing but injection-which-does-not-vaccinate believers. Between zerohedge, tickerforum (god bless Karl that banhammering, adorable, completely horribly deplorable herojerk), and TAE, you saved my life.

    #126695
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @ThoseDarnedKids

    Your snappy comeback, “a family”, takes the Gold.

    #126696
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    By the way, capitalism is a complete misnomer, since there is no capital -just debt. Indeed, when the Bank of England was established, it was not fully capitalised, and part of the so-called capital consisted of pieces of wood split lengthwise and issued by King Henry as tally sticks.

    It’s all bullshit and ‘smoke and mirrors’. Been that way for centuries. And been going downhill for centuries.

    We happen to be alive at the time when the entire globalised money-lender system* gets exposed a fraudulent. That is both exciting and scary.

    * ‘economics’, GDP, taxation, investment, financial returns, ‘economic growth’, fake governments…

    #126697
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    ‘“The purpose of the WEF’s members is: To Serve Man.”

    I wonder, did they mean that to be pot roasted, barbequed or raw? There are several ways to read their ambiguous motto, and all of them creepily sinister.’

    Twilight Zone episode: aliens arrive on Earth, collect humans for a trip to the home planet. Scientist manages to decode the meaning of an alien book. ‘It’s a cooking book!”

    #126698
    Saul Goodman
    Participant

    It has been a while since I have commented, already at 90 today so most people probably wont see this. I have enjoyed and appreciated all of the information here.

    I was one of the unfortunate who had to take a jab to save my job (3 kids and a stay at home wife). Fortunately for all of us, 3 kids and a wife that are not vax and a couple million in life insurance for me!

    I did find it ironic that my company doubled our free life insurance and long term health insurance is free (covered by them). I digress.

    Anyway I am happy to share that I was a JnJ person, had no ill side effects, and i followed all of the instructions that were provided here. I have to date not experienced any issues (other than actually getting covid a couple months later, omicron they say)

    Maybe it helps that i tend to drink most evenings, kept the blood thin?!

    I hope people can view this link if you have not seen it already, a certain CEO getting grilled by journalist in davos…

    https://www.instagram.com/reel/CnlZC76vVAs/?igshid=Yzg5MTU1MDY=

    #126699
    Germ
    Participant

    @ Saul – get on Bromelain and NAC for three months.
    Get a Troponin test.
    Good luck.

    An Analysis Based on Molecular Docking and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of Bromelain as Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Variants

    “In another study, bromelain at a concentration of 100 μg/ml was found to be effective in dissolving SARS-COV-2 spikes and envelope proteins. When combined with 20 mg/ml of acetylcysteine, the SARS-COV-2 spike and envelope proteins are fully disintegrated.

    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2021.717757/full

    #126700
    John Day
    Participant

    @jb-hb: I’m glad we “saved your life”. You seem like a better-than-average specimen of humanity. I do hope that you find an appropriate setting to employ your considerable talents. You are good at assessment of humans and human organizations, and good at analysis. You are mostly constructive. You are human.
    i am sorry to not be very helpful, because I really do wish you to find your place in helping our world, and to be able to live while performing your service.

    By the way, Dora, I caught the “To Serve Man” reference immediately. Good reference.

    #126701
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #126702
    WES
    Participant

    Saul:

    Thank you for the update. Good to know you have survived the covid madness.

    #126703
    kultsommer
    Participant

    @jb-hb
    For one, thank you for engaging and wish you luck to land the job soon. By now smart people know that “having a job” in the beloved system is one big B/S endeavor, with rare exceptions, where one is made to be aware of being disposable.
    An ultimate triumph of a current “elite” in the West is that even the basic human decency is implanted into population brains as “soc / comm” and , (unless you allow us to rob you blind) there is Stalin. Mao or Pol behind every corner to “to get you” and it works like charm, unabated.
    What in the fucking world you have with the “Gulag” or “Kolima stories” (equally horrifying) that happened eight decades ago in the system that has nothing with THE ONE YOU ARE LIVING IN? Possibility of THAT system to sneak in into yours? With the hawk eyes of the “job creators” who are in the lookout to destroy ANY competition but to allow for their enterprise to be nationalized!?!? Mind boggling logic.

    #126704
    Saul Goodman
    Participant

    @Germ

    I have been taking NAC, we talked about it early on here. I am officially 1 year and 3 months since my JnJ vax. No boosters or nuttin like that. I have since gotten set up to quit if this subject comes up again.

    My NP friend perscribed some ivermectin too. I have not taken the Bromelain but will add it to the list. I have experimented with all of the stuff people talked about on here. I also did an IV drip called ‘the works’ which included Magnesium, B complex, vit c, zinc, glutathione, taurine, lysine, HCI. On a nightly basis i drink a ‘dose’ which is turmeric, milk thistle, dandelion, orange, and ginger (this is mostly due to my nightly drinking, and i know, 2023 will be cutting back).

    But thanks for all of your information, your a gem.

    #126705
    kultsommer
    Participant

    Oh, and speaking of “Gulag”, just a few days ago on TAE there was a caption with Stalin’s portrait (most likely scrolled fast by and not contemplated):
    “Communism does not kill people. I do.”

    Which is true, killings (definitely) stopped after the March of 1953, while system continued almost four decades more.
    Probably true with the “other two culprits” that I mentioned in previous post.

    #126706
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    The Russians have activated the south front, whilst continuing with the squeeze applied around Bakhmut.

    More NATOstan weapons are arriving that need to be destroyed promptly.

    #126707
    zerosum
    Participant

    “What do you call the gov. system that takes care of the needs of the people.”

    a family

    welfare

    military

    #126708
    WES
    Participant

    My Grandfather’s definition of an “expert”. An ordinary fellow, a long way from home!

    Re-Space Alien’s Cookbook.

    In 1983, when I went to work in a Siberian coal mine, I flew into Moscow. Naturally they did a very through search of all of my luggage. Knowing I was going to be there a rather long time I brought a small suitcase of paperback books to read. Needless to say they were very upset about all these books. So they called over the next in command, who just happened to be a woman. She spoke good English. She asked me why all the books? I said I expected to be in Russia for quite awhile. Then she noticed a big red Betty Crocker cook book! She opened it and scanned it. She then asked me why a cook book? I said just in case I have to cook for myself. She smiled, put the cook book back, and then waved me through customs.

    When I got to Siberia, others already there were amazed that I had brought a library ,while they had only managed to successfully bring in 1 or 2 books, the rest being confiscated. And all thanks to that big cook book sitting at the top of the suitcase!

    Can’t trade just be trade? Why does it have to have a label attached to it? Every people system I know of traded except those weird Spartan greeks.

    #126709
    WES
    Participant

    Does anybody know if drinking alcohol helps kill any spike proteins?
    Asking for a friend, as I don’t drink!
    Well, I do drink!
    Just not acoholic drinks!
    And I an not anti alcohol either.

    #126710
    Dora
    Participant
    #126711
    Dora
    Participant

    John Kerry waiting back stage at Davos.
    hmmm. that link doesn’t work.

    #126712
    jb-hb
    Participant

    What in the fucking world you have with the “Gulag” or “Kolima stories” (equally horrifying) that happened eight decades ago in the system that has nothing with THE ONE YOU ARE LIVING IN? Possibility of THAT system to sneak in into yours? With the hawk eyes of the “job creators” who are in the lookout to destroy ANY competition but to allow for their enterprise to be nationalized!?!? Mind boggling logic.

    HAS snuck in.

    EVERYTHING in the 2020’s zeitgeist ties back into marxist ideas from the 1800’s

    just for example – Systemic Racism > White Supremacy > White Consciousness > False Consciousness as proposed by Engels in the 1800’s. In his reasoning that turns the proletariat from victim-to-be-saved into enemy, by the way.

    I visited the BLM website WELL prior to 2020. They swore to dismantle capitalism and family. I’m not going to believe my lying eyes? New entertainment including nature documentaries are filled with neomarxist messaging but it’s nothing?

    The WEF and WEF funded astroturf aren’t promoting the same neo marxist things? The jab wasn’t a purification ritual/purity test for the basket of neo-marxist things?

    I’ve been REQUIRED by my former ginormous corporate employer to sit in on MULTIPLE live interviews of Ibraim X Kendri saying I am ultimate evil no matter what, I’ve watched the first two books ever to reach the besteller list based on the purchases of corporate HR departments whose thinking is just retrofitted 1800’s marxism and I’ve traced the current “new thinking” back to 1800’s marxism every time I TRY to find a motivation for it, but I should disbelieve my lying eyes? Ibrihim X Kendri isn’t advocating the establishment of unelected, unappointed by elected officials councils to supersede all existing government – which just COINCIDENTALLY matches tactics in eastern europe in the 20’s and 30’s and I have some sort of obligation to disbelieve my lying eyes? To make it fair? Tactics by marxists in the Baltic States literally involved defunding the police and replacing them with marxist militias, but I shouldn’t believe my lying eyes, apparently?

    The same tactics and thinking led to my unemployment by people apparently so petty they lusted after the destruction of little harmless unobtrusive hopefully mostly helpful working class me. They’re actively blocking me from trying to do the right thing just in hopes of destroying me, to “make it fair.”

    The western academic marxists made QUITE clear that the proletariat had let them down, were now considered to be soul-less subhumans and the enemy. Their intention being to weld together a sort of New Proletariat from all the people on the margins. (most of my life, I thought people on the margins were kinda cool, sought them out socially, but nevermind) Gee, what did they go and do, once they could? I should disbelieve my lying eyes, yes? What am I seeing now for almost a decade but an open loathing contemptuous hate for the working class and obsession with the margins? Coincidence, surely.

    My family escaped the Bolsheviks not once, but twice. Family that hadn’t escaped started having health problems, and what with the extremely positive propaganda (we’re not murderous and insane! It’s GREAT here! There was some turbulence at first, but things have calmed down and are running smoothly now! Join this extremely-reasonable-and-sane worker’s utopia! etc) they believed those assholes, went BACK to the USSR to care for their own, and died, and died, and made it out again in the 20’s. Not decimated. Nothing so pleasant. Almost a different group of people escaped than returned.

    NEVERTHELESS, I was willing to give them every chance. No need to Ad Hominem and throw the baby out with the bathwater. Stuck up for them. “At least marx was working the problem.” But it’s this. With corporations – to the detriment of their business – proclaiming neomarxist dogma covertly and/or overtly… I have, like, some sort of obligation to disbelieve my lying eyes? To make it fair? Because they are depending on me being nice. And accusing me of being the bad guy is supposed to put me on the back foot, obsequiously do everything I can to prove I am not A Big Meanie.

    Helpful tip. Apparently Paulaner Salvator Double Bock contains 7.9% alcohol, which is QUITE a bit more than one would expect from a typical beer. ….which would go some way to explaining why someone ought to stop posting. Maybe my wife is shedding spike protein and I need to neutralize it with German beer. That’s the story I’m sticking to. Apologies and I’m REALLY not posting again until Monday. You’re not paranoid if they are actually out to get you. When the going gets weird, the weird go pro.

    #126713
    Germ
    Participant

    Sounds good Saul.
    No more shots!

    #126714
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    jb-hb
    Like, if I actively try to subvert the communist system, are the communists going to call that communism
    Perhaps not, but those who are opposed to communism probably will.

    #126715
    citizenx
    Participant

    @kult for the Cult

    minus the TVASF boast.

    Awwww, are your FEELINGS hurt? Boo f’n hoo.

    Boasting? Fuck you

    An extremely high percentage of those arrogantly following “Faucis science” villified us who tried to warn them. They took our jobs away, our income. They called us selfish and stupid. They locked us down and forced us to wear masks. They tried to force us to inject this poison in ourselves and CHILDREN. They put us in camps, restricted our movement and access to basic needs and health services.

    Children you fucking scum. What a pathetic hypocritical bitch you are. Boasting no.

    Fuck around and find out – They forced their bs on us, and now they are finding out that was not so fucking bright. They f’d up immensely – the mandates were genocidal.

    It was they that boasted- now the grim reaper reaps his harvest.

    #126716
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ John Day – glass bowls
    That makes good sense. I have a seed starting system that works well for me, so I start my own.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    It seems to me that the common threads between the start of the French Revolution, Bolshevik Revolution, Mao Revolution, Castro in Cuba, etc., is that
    (1) the common people rose up and murdered the entrenched elites, successfully removing them from power, and
    (2) the ideals of those who started the revolution became corrupt to some degree or another, often resulting in war and mass murder (much less of that in Cuba which is a tiny island nation with limited resources, requiring it to seek trade and protection from other nations.)
    (3) A new set of elites rise up and end up in control — but it is a new system, in the sense that the operating rules have adjusted somewhat.

    What other methods have been used to successfully remove entrenched elites by those who were being oppressed?
    – The ancient Israelites depended upon a prophet and miracles to get the Egyptians to allow them to simply leave.
    – Gandhi in India, non-violent uprising against Brits
    – sort of in South Africa
    – sort of in the Southern US states (Civil War, followed by reforms every few generations)

    Now, if I were an entrenched elite, I would definitely rather pacify the masses with job protections, jobs programs, social security, and unemployment benefits, as did Franklin Delano Roosevelt, rather than risk the masses coming after me with pitchforks and other deadly weapons. I also would definitely want to vilify all recent history that included “revolutions” that successfully killed their entrenched elites. (Remember, when small groups of slaves in the southern states rebelled and killed their masters, local “slave patrols” would hunt them down – they didn’t want other slaves following suit.)

    I don’t advocate bloody revolutions — I have always leaned pacifist — but I find the mainstream narrative around communist revolutions to be full of propaganda that serves our current entrenched elites. I also find most narratives surrounding capitalism to be redolent in the belief that “this is the best of all possible economic systems” to paraphrase Voltaire.

    #126717
    citizenx
    Participant

    They pushed this vex nonsense so far as to have average citizens checking other citizens papers- this is f’d up beyond belief. Does it remind you of any other regimes that pushed horrible genocidal policies and used their citizens as proxies to murder other innocent lives?

    The vex cult pushers and their minions should be begging for mercy and forgiveness- but they certainly have not. And you have the f’n audacity to guilt trip the abused and claim they are boasting? Nah- not happening. Where is your chastising the Cult leaders and followers ?

    #126718
    WES
    Participant

    When I was in Siberia in 1983, I soon discovered that the local black market was run by the KGB!
    Isn’t that communism under mining communism?

    I discovered this accidently when “property of the state” was stolen from my job site.
    My interpreter accidently mentioned to me the police wanted to know what the electronic meter looked like so they could monitor the black market for when it showed up!

    The major reason why communism doesn’t work, is everybody is waiting around for the other guy to do the hard work! Even with over 20 million KGB informers, the communist still couldn’t get anybody to work hard!

    #126719
    AsIfTruth
    Participant

    Try cardboard boxes over your nightshades, or any other plant. Worked for us against multiple hard freezes. The cardboard absorbs the humidity out of the air preventing any frost from forming on the outside of the plant. I’d also posit that cardboard is a better insulator than glass.

    Not sure if I got vaxxed or not. I had to get another TB test recently….my guard was down, I wasn’t thinking….I went to a CVS minute clinic. Book the appointment online, they offered me an appointment 15 minutes in the future. I went for it. Got there, checked in, NP all masked and goggled up took my ID, went in the room with the door not fully shut but closed to my vision, asked me to come in a few minutes later. Do you have any allergies she asked? Have you had a flu shot, do you want one? I stupidly said no and no. Syringe was already full, already loaded, stuck it in my anterior forearm, near the middle. She finished injecting and I moved to conclude our visit, she said no, I didn’t get a bubble, I went to deep, I have to do it again. Alarm bells went off, panic, wtf, observe, think. She took the same syringe, grabbed a vial from the table behind me, loaded the syringe, skillfully went 2 cm to the side from the first injection, worked the needle out slowly as she injected until the bubble formed in my skin. I eyeballed the vial and the amount in it, was that the first .2 mL dose taken out of it, or the 2nd? Hard to eyeball…how much was in it when it was full? idk. I had a slight bruise where she went too deep for a few days, and that flexor tendon/muscle was sore for at least a week. Other than that, no symptoms. I was convinced she had vaxxed for me almost a week…..terrified. Any way to check? Idk…not really…not economically. Troponin test might be a good idea….any other ideas? I’ve maxxed my HR out quite a few time since then in the deep snow…keeps on ticking…Swear it seems like I notice my heart beating hard more often now…and wonder…did they get me….me who would never ever be got unless they held me down.

    I have since convinced myself she was just a dumbfuck NP who works at CVS and doesn’t see a lot of TB tests so she fucked up and I’m in the clear. Probably. Hopefully.

    When I got the TB test read, it was a different NP. She ask me if I’d had a flu shot, covid shot, why yes of course. Injecting NP didn’t ask me about covid shot. Tried to book an appointment again at the kiosk just to see….no same day appointments available. Guess I was just lucky.

    #126720
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Interesting: Airstrip Five is about to be subjected to a Primed Minister who not only thinks like a child but also looks like a child.

    I wonder what bribe or threat the globalists used to get Chippy to drink from the Poisoned Chalice and become the lame-duck fall-guy for the Scorpion’s years of deceit and treachery.

    ‘Chris Hipkins is the sole nominee for the Labour Party leadership and is therefore positioned to become New Zealand’s next Prime Minister.

    Hipkins will hold an informal press conference at 1pm on Saturday.

    However, he still needs to receive the Labour caucus’ endorsement at a meeting of MPs before he officially becomes the leader.

    “The Labour Party caucus will meet at 1pm on Sunday to endorse the nomination and confirm Chris Hipkins as Party Leader,” Chief Whip Duncan Webb said.’

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2023/01/chris-hipkins-could-be-new-zealand-s-next-prime-minister-as-sole-nominee-for-labour-leader.html

    #126721
    aspnaz
    Participant

    kultsommer said

    In communism there is no private production of “anything” on the scale that you described in your story.

    I am talking about communist countries, of which there are quite a few in Asia, including China and Vietnam. If you don’t like their description of themselves then take it up with them. As for private industry, there is a majority of private industry in both countries, all at very large scale. For example, Samsung has huge factories in both China and Vietnam, manufacturing on a huge scale, Samsung is a private company. A Taiwan company, Foxconn, makes Apple phones in China. There are many more western manufacturers and loads of Chinese private companies, but you would not be familiar with their names.

    Yes, words have meanings, which is why I use them.

    #126722
    kultsommer
    Participant

    @jb-hb
    Debates are hard in writing form, at least for me since I am not much of a writer. Basis of my posting is: define who or what is “the trouble maker”. If you think that’s Marxism, fair enough.

    @ asp
    Sure you do!
    Communism by def is the “system in which means of production are in the hands of ……????
    Or to make it easier for you: If it does not walks like a duck, does not talk like a duck it is NOT a duck

    @ citizenx
    Who the fuck are you?

    #126723
    aspnaz
    Participant

    One other point about the communist countries in Asia. The people in positions of power know that they are in a privileged position, their goal is to hang onto that position, their goal is not to grow the business, so they are more concerned with keeping in with the top dog rather than demanding that you, the cigarette seller, sell more cigarettes through their dealer every year.

    On communism and capitalism. All systems collapse and the cause of the collapse is the nature of the people working the system, not the system itself. For example, here in Taiwan the teachers at public schools allow the children in their classes to read their mobile phones during the class. The teachers do this because they do not want to upset the parents. They do not want to upset the parents because as a teacher, you are tasked with teaching kids but your KPIs only depend on whether there is a complaint against you. If parents complain about you then you will not get your next pay rise that is associated with your seniority level which is measured by how long you have been a teacher. So, to get to the top level of seniority and get the best pay, you have to be nice to the kids to that their parents do not complain about you. You may wonder why Taiwan would create such a career structure for teachers given that there is no motivation in there to do a good job. Well, all I can assume is that the system worked when it was first created, it worked because the people of Taiwan were different, society expected teachers to push their kids and would only complain about a teacher if the kid was being treated too leniently. Society has now changed and it expects teachers to treat students more gently, as a result the system now does not really work as intended.

    The same happens with communism and capitalism. The systems may well work initially, but they depend on the attitude of the people and the rulers, as those attitude change and corruption works its way into being acceptable, then the system starts to break down. Communism is what it is in reality, the paper based version is all very well but it does not take into account the attitudes and values of the people. Unless the values of the ruled and rulers is examined, it is just a theory without any real meat on the bone.

    Look at the USA, corruption is now explitly flaunted by politicians, yet the people will support it if it is done by someone they perceive to be on their side politically. Why? The people do not have the same attitudes and values as the people who created the system, as a result this old system does not work with the new people. The USA system continually changes as the people change, the democracy aspect has become corrupted and no longer works the way it was intended when created. The system does not work with the peoples’ new values and so it will collapse and be replaced.

    This gradual decay is particularly evident in the USA where changes in the law to allow lobbying, foreign interests to back politicians (AIPAC etc), all these little steps corrode the system but are achieved because the people accept them, they come to accept lobbyists as normal, then the corporations start taking over etc.

    The lack of consideration of peoples’ values is why I never have persued the theoretical aspects of political systems, such as communism and marxism. It seems to me that all systems seem to have their time and place where they are successful and that depends on the fit with the values of the people. China has been served well by the CCP – if you ignore all the dead – and has changed the country beyond all recognition, this would not have been possible under a democracy. It is not theoretical communism, but it is real-word communism, the communism that combines the theory with the actual values of the people.

    #126724
    SeaBirds
    Participant

    Airstrip 5. Mr Hipkins, as we thought. Oh noes!

    Has anyone seen the clip of Tony Blair spouting hard sell on vaxx p.ports at Davos? He was joined, I think, by one Mr Bourla and Ms Helen Clarke. It was posted on facebook, but we can’t upload it here.

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