May 142023
 May 14, 2023  Posted by at 9:20 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Claude Monet Misty Morning on the Seine 1897


They Are Propagandizing For Nazis But Won’t Tell You That (MoA)
Zelensky Plotted Attacks Inside Russia – WaPo (RT)
Zelensky Rejects Pope’s Mediation Offer (RT)
Ukrainian Troops Active Only In Certain Sectors Of Frontline (TASS)
Majority Of Germans Oppose NATO Membership For Ukraine – Poll (RT)
We Need an Economic Bill of Rights (Jacobin)
Avenatti Warns Unseen Evidence May Benefit Trump In Bragg Case (JTN)
The Blackout On Biden Corruption Is Truly ‘Pulitzer-level Stuff’ (Turley)
Republicans Demand Biden Take Cognitive Test Or Drop Out (RT)
US Officials Admit Losing ‘Operational Control’ Of Border (JTN)
Judge Orders FDA to Speed Up Release of COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Data (ET)
Official Report: Ventilators Killed Nearly All Covid Patients (TPV)
The Betrayers of Julian Assange (John Pilger)



Look magazine. USA, March 14, 1939



RFK Brand Military project










Putin debt



“China’s trade with #BRI countries is now larger than China’s *combined* trade with US, EU and Japan. People in America and Europe are stuck in the past and cannot see the trend. Rise of Asia and the Global South will define this century.”





“..even the FBI said is notorious for its “association with neo-Nazi ideology”

They Are Propagandizing For Nazis But Won’t Tell You That (MoA)

At the start of the recent war in Ukraine ‘western’ media changed their mind about Ukrainian Nazi groups. What they had condemned over years in their headlines and pieces was first whitewashed and when was not enough simply eliminated from the context. As example I had pointed to the changing headlines and descriptions of the fascist Azov militia in the pages of the New York Times. Mar 15 2019: “On his flak jacket was a symbol commonly used by the Azov Battalion, a Ukrainian neo-Nazi paramilitary organization.” Feb 11 2020: “Defenders of the Ukrainian Azov Battalion, which the F.B.I. calls “a paramilitary unit” notorious for its “association with neo-Nazi ideology,” accuse us of being part of a Kremlin campaign to “demonize” the group.”

Mar 17 2022: “Facebook last week said it was making an exception to its anti-extremism policies to allow praise for Ukraine’s far-right Azov Battalion military unit, “strictly in the context of defending Ukraine, or in their role as part of the Ukraine National Guard.“ Apr 29 2022: “These scenes are from videos shared online in recent days by the Azov regiment, a unit in the Ukrainian military, which says they were taken in the mazelike bunkers beneath the sprawling Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine.” As I had written previously: What was once “a Ukrainian neo-Nazi paramilitary organization” which even the FBI said is notorious for its “association with neo-Nazi ideology” was first relabeled as merely “far right” before it became a normal “unit in the Ukrainian military”.

In yesterday’s report about some dubious Ukrainian military success near Bakhmut the Times has taken its next step which is to avoid mentioning Azov at all: May 12 2023: “Videos released on Friday by Ukraine’s 3rd Separate Assault Brigade showed soldiers piling out of armored personnel carriers and assaulting a Russian trench. “Forward, forward!” a soldier yelled in the video, filmed on a helmet camera. The soldiers dived for cover as Russian fighters threw a hand grenade, then ran forward and threw their own grenade into a Russian bunker. The video could not be independently verified.” When one throws “Ukraine’s 3rd Separate Assault Brigade” into a web search engine one is likely to be pointed to Wikipedia which then reveals the complete name of that military unit:

The 3rd Separate Assault Brigade Azov is a brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces formed in 2022. … History: “The brigade, which was established in November 2022, emerged from the Azov Special Operations Forces (SSO) and initially comprised veterans of the Azov Regiment. Since than its a fully operational combat unit within the Ukrainian Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.” During the war Azov has grown through active recruiting from “the Azov Battalion, a Ukrainian neo-Nazi paramilitary organization” into the Azov Regiment and, after losing in Mariupol, into a brigade size unit.

Zel Bandera

Read more …

The UK just gave him the missiles to do it.

Zelensky Plotted Attacks Inside Russia – WaPo (RT)

Despite public assurance that he would limit military action to his own territory, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky formed plans to conduct attacks on Russian soil and suggested that Kiev “destroy” the industry of Hungary, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, citing leaked Pentagon documents. Citing US intelligence reports recently published on a gaming server, the Post described how Zelensky suggested at a meeting in January that his troops “conduct strikes in Russia,” while moving across the border to “occupy unspecified Russian border cities” in order to “give Kiev leverage in talks with Moscow.” Less than two months later, the Ukraine-based Russian Volunteer Corps launched a cross-border raid that left two civilians dead in Russia’s Bryansk Region. A member of the group told Western media that Kiev had approved the attack, and further assaults have taken place since.

With Ukraine’s Western backers reluctant until recently to provide him with long-range missiles for fear he would use them against targets within Russia, Zelensky suggested to his top military commander, General Valery Zaluzhny, that he use drones to “attack unspecified deployment locations in Rostov” in February, the Post reported. Prior to and after the alleged meeting, Ukrainian forces used drones to attack infrastructure in Rostov Region, which borders the formerly Ukrainian territory of Lugansk. In a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Yulia Svridenko in February, Zelensky reportedly suggested that Ukraine “blow up” the Druzhba oil pipeline, which transports Russian oil to Hungary. According to the US report cited by the Post, Zelensky suggested that “Ukraine should just blow up the pipeline and destroy…Hungarian [Prime Minister] Viktor Orban’s industry, which is based heavily on Russian oil.”

American spies listening to his meeting with Svridenko concluded that Zelensky was issuing “hyperbolic, meaningless threats.” Nevertheless, the Druzhba pipeline has come under attack on several occasions since the meeting, most recently when it was hit by drone-dropped explosives on Wednesday. The Post’s article corroborates a CNN report last month claiming that US spies have been intercepting Zelensky’s communications. Contacted by the newspaper, Zelensky dismissed the incidents described in the report as “fantasies,” and claimed that “no one in our country has given orders for offensives or strikes on Russian territory.” This is plainly not the case. Apart from the above mentioned Bryansk raids and Rostov drone strikes, the Russian regions of Belgorod and Kursk have been shelled by Kiev’s forces in recent months, Moscow has blamed Ukrainian terrorists for bombing the Crimean Bridge and attempting to assassinate President Vladimir Putin, and one of Ukraine’s top intelligence chiefs has taken credit for the assassination of several Russian public figures. Such acts of terrorism, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement earlier this month, will “not be left unanswered.”


Read more …

He doesn’t want peace.

Zelensky Rejects Pope’s Mediation Offer (RT)

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has rejected Pope Francis’ offer to help negotiate an end to the conflict in his country. Zelensky previously banned all contact between his government and Moscow, and has since rejected all offers of foreign mediation. “With all due respect to His Holiness, we don’t need mediators, we need a just peace,” Zelensky told Italian talk show host Bruno Vespa on Saturday, after a meeting with the pontiff in the Vatican. “It was an honor for me to meet His Holiness, but he knows my position: the war is in Ukraine and the [peace] plan must be Ukrainian,” Zelensky continued. “You can’t mediate with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin.”

While the Vatican has called on Russia to unilaterally cease its military operation in Ukraine, Pope Francis has offered on multiple occasions to help Kiev and Moscow reach a “consensual” end to the conflict, while praising mediation efforts by Türkiye last year. The Turkish-brokered talks collapsed last April when the Ukrainian delegation pulled out after a surprise visit to Kiev by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who urged Zelensky to keep fighting. Officials in Moscow and Ankara have both stated that the US and its allies didn’t want Ukraine to sign any peace deal with Russia. Zelensky has since issued a decree banning any contact between his officials and the Kremlin, while Kiev, Washington, and Brussels have all rejected a broad peace plan published by China earlier this year.

With the US and EU pledging to supply him with weapons for “as long as it takes,” Zelensky insists that the only peace plan Ukraine will abide by is its own – a ten-point document demanding that Russia pay reparations, surrender its officials to face war crimes tribunals, and forfeit all of its territory claimed by Kiev, including Crimea. Russia understands that any peace talks will not be held “with Zelensky, who is a puppet in the hands of the West, but directly with his masters,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said earlier this month.


Read more …

“The situation is completely under control in our sector..”

Ukrainian Troops Active Only In Certain Sectors Of Frontline (TASS)

Commander of the Akhmat commando unit and Deputy Commander of the 2nd Army Corps Apty Alaudinov said on Saturday that Ukrainian troops increased their activity only in some sectors of the line of engagement. Earlier, Yan Gagin, an advisor to Acting DPR Head Denis Pushilin, reported that Ukrainian units had become more active along the entire line of combat engagement. “The Ukrainian units became active not along the entire line of combat engagement, only in certain parts and still the situation has not significantly changed,” Alaudinov told TASS. “The situation is completely under control in our sector,” he added. Earlier, the Akhmat commander said that his unit was responsible for the zone from Soledar in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) to Kremennaya in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR).

Read more …

Makes sense.

Majority Of Germans Oppose NATO Membership For Ukraine – Poll (RT)

More than half of Germans do not support the idea of Ukraine joining NATO, a YouGov poll commissioned by Germany’s dpa news agency has shown. As many as 54% of the survey respondents opposed such a prospect, the news agency reported on Friday. Only 27% of those polled said they would agree to offer Kiev the prospect of membership in the US-led military bloc. In April, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky claimed that most Europeans would not understand if Kiev does not get a “well-deserved invitation” to join NATO. The Ukrainian leader is now expected to take part in a NATO summit in Lithuania in July, according to dpa. Germans, meanwhile, mostly want Kiev to start negotiations with Moscow instead, the YouGov poll showed.

According to the survey, 55% of respondents called for negotiations between Russian and Ukraine on ending the ongoing conflict. Only 28% opposed such an initiative. The poll comes as Berlin has just announced another massive weapons package for Ukraine. Worth more than €2.7 billion ($2.95 billion), the new arms delivery is expected to include four German-made ground-based IRIS-T air-defense systems – something the German Armed Forces themselves do not yet possess – as well as 30 Leopard 1 battle tanks, 20 infantry fighting vehicles, 100 armored personnel carriers, 18 wheeled self-propelled artillery systems and 200 reconnaissance drones.

“With this valuable contribution of urgently needed military equipment, we are showing once again that Germany is serious about its support,” Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said on Saturday. He did not elaborate on when the arms are expected to be delivered to Ukraine, though. The deputy head of the Conservative Union (CDU/CSU) parliamentary faction, Johann Wadephul, has called on Berlin to allow Ukrainians to use the German-made weapons against targets inside Russia. “Neither under international law nor politically is there any reason why Ukraine shouldn’t be allowed to attack targets in Russia,” he told Tagesspiegel daily. Meanwhile, the German public has been wary of the massive military support provided to Kiev throughout the conflict. In February, almost two thirds of Germans polled opposed providing Kiev with fighter jets, a survey showed.

In December 2022, a YouGov poll indicated that 45% were against sending German Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine. A number of German celebrities and public figures also sent two open letters addressed to Chancellor Olaf Scholz in which they asked Berlin to stop sending arms to Ukraine and to “do everything” instead to reach a ceasefire “as soon as possible” and find a “compromise that both sides can accept.” Russia previously repeatedly warned that “pumping” Ukraine with weapons would only prolong the human suffering and create risks of further escalation of the hostilities up to a direct confrontation between Moscow and NATO. It also said it was ready for a peaceful resolution to the conflict, as long as its goals are achieved and its interests are taken into account.

Read more …

We do?

We Need an Economic Bill of Rights (Jacobin)

Although the United States is richer and more productive than it ever has been, over forty million Americans live in poverty — roughly the same number as in 1933, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt came to office during the height of the Great Depression, and 1964, when President Lyndon Johnson announced his “war on poverty.” Despite these troubling numbers, many economists assert the American Dream is alive and well, and that inequality is simply the price we as a nation must pay for economic growth. For years, both Republicans and Democrats accepted this fiction, though lately some Democrats have begun to return to fighting for more democratic control over the economy to broaden prosperity to the working class. Yet the party has no plan to address economic insecurity and poverty and better provide Americans with genuine freedom in their pursuit of happiness.

An economic bill of rights — one that expands on the freedoms enumerated in the Constitution by guaranteeing Americans basic economic security — should be the first step. It’s one that an increasing number of Americans support. This spring, polling by Data for Progress found that 69 percent of likely voters are in favor of legislation guaranteeing economic security, while just 24 percent are opposed. Young voters, who are less likely to achieve the upward mobility America promises, are even more likely to support the idea, with four out of five voters under forty-five in favor of passing universal economic security. Among voters edging closer to economic peril, those making under $50,000, nearly three out of four want economic rights enshrined in law. This support transcends party affiliation: majorities of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans all favor the passage of an economic bill of rights.

Economic rights are not a new idea. On January 11, 1944, as the Allies were turning the tide against fascism, President Roosevelt sat before an array of microphones to deliver his eleventh State of the Union address, which included his demand that Congress immediately take up an economic bill of rights to provide all Americans the right to a job at a living wage; the right to medical care; the right to a home; the right to an education; the right to economic protection from old age, sickness, and accident; and more. Roosevelt had sold Americans on the war as a fight for four freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from fear, and freedom from want. It was time to focus on the last of these: to guarantee “cradle-to-grave economic security.”

Although Roosevelt’s proposal was sui generis, he was drawing on an all-American history that reached back to its founding. Thomas Paine, the firebrand whose pamphlets spurred a fledgling nation to revolution, had called in Common Sense for the abolition of inheritance rights and the embrace of economic equality as essential in the fight for democracy. Alexander Hamilton argued that a strong centralized state, one that would shape markets and direct the economy to meet human needs, was the nation’s best “guarantor of liberty.” And Abraham Lincoln, through both the Homestead Act and Special Field Order No. 15, had sought to redistribute land to ensure universal economic security for white and black Americans alike (though without consideration for Native Americans, who were forcibly dispossessed through violent measures to provide parcels for white homesteaders).

Read more …

This Bird Is Singing! | Avenatti Tweets Warning From Prison

Avenatti Warns Unseen Evidence May Benefit Trump In Bragg Case (JTN)

Tweeting from prison, former Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti has warned that there is considerable evidence in the Trump hush money payment scandal that could benefit the former president if the case reaches the trial stage. Avenatti rose to fame in 2018 while representing Daniels in legal efforts to invalidate her non-disclosure agreement related to the 2016 payment. During that time, he also mulled a presidential campaign and regularly appeared on cable networks. The former Daniels lawyer lost a defamation suit he brought against Trump on Daniels’ behalf. He was arrested in 2018 and has since been convicted of extortion, wire fraud, and other crimes. He has continued to tweet sporadically while serving his sentence.

“There are many critical facts and pieces of evidence (texts, emails, etc.) relating to the hush money scandal that have yet to see the light of day,” he said last week of Bragg’s investigation. “And they will unfortunately be very damaging to the prosecution if Trump stands trial. At this point, you simply can’t build a case on the testimony of Cohen & Daniels.” The former Daniels lawyer did not elaborate as to the nature of that evidence. Avenatti posted the warning prior to Trump’s Saturday announcement that he expected to be arrested this week, a development that has not yet occurred. He also said that Trump’s current attorney, Joe Tacopina, is a much more formidable legal advisor to Trump than any of the semi-celebrity lawyers with whom he has been known to associate.

“Atty Joe Tacopina is no Rudy Giuliani/Sydney Powell. The guy knows his way around a criminal courtroom. He will destroy Michael ‘Dumb as a Box of Rocks’ Cohen on the stand, esp. seeing as Cohen publicly lied for 15 mos. and now won’t stop talking on TV,” he asserted. Tacopina has previously addressed many of the potential arguments against his client. In an MSNBC interview last week, he contended that Trump’s payment to Cohen was a legitimate legal fee to settle a bill, noting that Cohen paid Daniels directly beforehand. “The payments were made to a lawyer, not to Stormy Daniels. The payments were made to Donald Trump’s lawyer, which would be considered legal fees,” he said.

The Trump attorney has also attempted to rebut the notion that such a payment would have been a campaign finance violation, claiming Trump would have made the payment regardless of whether or not he was seeking the presidency. “If the spending were the fulfillment of a commitment or the expenditure would exist irrespective of a campaign, it’s not a campaign law violation,” he added. “End of story. This would exist irrespective of the campaign.”

Read more …

“…The response was virtually immediate. Despite showing nine Biden family members allegedly receiving millions through a labyrinth of LLCs and accounts, The New Republic quickly ran a story headlined “Republicans Finally Admit They Have No Incriminating Evidence on Joe Biden.”…

The Blackout On Biden Corruption Is Truly ‘Pulitzer-level Stuff’ (Turley)

The brilliance of the Biden team was that it invested the media in this scandal at the outset by burying the laptop story as “Russian disinformation” before the election. That was, of course, false, but it took two years for most major media outlets to admit that the laptop was authentic. But the media then ignored what was on that “authentic laptop.” Hundreds of emails detailed potentially criminal conduct and raw influence peddling in foreign countries. When media outlets such as the New York Post confirmed the emails, the media then insisted that there was no corroboration of the influence peddling payments and no clear proof of criminal conduct. It entirely ignored the obvious corruption itself. Now that the House has released corroboration in actual money transfers linking many in the Biden family, the media is insisting that this is no scandal because there is not directly proof of payments to Joe Biden.

Putting aside that this is only the fourth month of an investigation, the media’s demand of a direct payment to President Biden is laughably absurd. The payments were going to his family, but he was the object of the influence peddling. The House has shown millions of dollars going to at least nine Bidens like dividends from a family business. As a long-time critic of influence peddling among both Republicans and Democrats, I have never seen the equal of the Bidens. The whole purpose of influence peddling is to use family members as shields for corrupt officials. Instead of making a direct payment to a politician, which could be seen as a bribe, you can give millions to his or her spouse or children. Moreover, these emails include references to Joe Biden getting a 10 percent cut of one Chinese deal. It also shows Biden associates warning not to use Joe Biden’s name but to employ code names like “the Big Guy.”

At the same time, the president and the first lady are referenced as benefiting from offices and receiving payments from Hunter. Indeed, Hunter complains that his father is taking half of everything that he is raking in. None of that matters. The New York Times ran a piece headlined, “House Republican Report Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing by President Biden.” That is putting aside evidence against all the family members around Joe Biden. It also ignored that other evidence clearly shows Biden lied about this family not receiving Chinese funds or that he never had any knowledge of his son’s business dealings. The fact is that the Times may indeed be trying for another Pulitzer Prize. The newspaper previously won a Pulitzer for the now debunked Russian collusion story. It was later revealed that this story was based on a dossier funded by the Clinton campaign and placed in the media by Clinton officials. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward warned the co-winner The Washington Post that the story was unreliable but was ignored. The Pulitzer Committee refused to withdraw the award.

Read more …

Someone will fake it for him.

Republicans Demand Biden Take Cognitive Test Or Drop Out (RT)

US President Joe Biden must pass a cognitive exam or abandon the 2024 presidential race, 61 Republican members of the House of Representatives demanded on Thursday in an open letter to the commander-in-chief. “The United States’ national security relies on a cognitively sound Commander in Chief, and it is evident that you do not fit that bill,” the letter stated, citing the concerns of the American public – 57% of voters don’t think Biden is “mentally fit” to lead the country, according to one recent poll – and the president’s own refusal to address those concerns in the first three years of his term. Led by Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson, a former White House doctor, the letter’s signatories urged Biden to “submit to a clinically validated cognitive screening assessment and make those results available to the public” or retire and “allow a mentally fit leader to emerge.”

The physical exams he underwent in 2021 and earlier this year, which included a testimonial from White House doctor Kevin O’Connor that Biden is a “healthy, vigorous 80-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency,” do not count, they argued, as these did not include a cognitive assessment – not a public one, anyway. “Over the past two years, public appearances where you shuffle your feet, trip when you walk, slur your words, forget names, lose your train of thought and appear momentarily confused have become more of a common occurrence […] so common and noticeable that if you search ‘Biden gaffes’ online, over 14,000,000 results appear,” the congressmen pointed out.

Questions about the president’s mental fitness have dogged him since the 2020 primary season, when the candidate Biden would occasionally forget the name of the city or state he was appearing in, the words to the Declaration of Independence, or even the president under whom he served as vice president for eight years. At least three other letters urging the president to submit to a cognitive assessment have gone unanswered since he took office in 2021. Already the oldest president in US history, Biden announced his reelection bid last month. If he wins, he would be 86 at the end of his second term. His leading Republican challenger, former president Donald Trump, is no spring chicken himself at 76, but has spearheaded the call for the incumbent to receive a cognitive evaluation, insisting there is something “wrong” with his opponent.

Read more …

“..we’re only going to have 10% of our border patrol agents actively patrolling the border, and the cartels will own every inch of the border.”

US Officials Admit Losing ‘Operational Control’ Of Border (JTN)

With just two words, the top uniformed officer in the Customs and Border Protection agency sent shockwaves across official Washington two months ago when asked whether his agency has operational control of the southern U.S. border. “No, sir,” Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz told Congress in a shocking admission that exposed just how badly border security has deteriorated under President Joe Biden. At the time, illegal crossings at the border in March were averaging 5,000 a day, far more than the historical average of 2,000 daily at the end of the Trump administration. By last week, those crossing had exploded to a record 10,000 a day as the pandemic-related Title 42 order allowing migrants to be turned away expired. Border officials says illegal crossings will soon shoot up to 11,000 to 16,000 daily.

With each increase under Biden, more border patrol agents are being torn from their security roles and moved to process migrants and release them into the country. When the total hits 16,000 daily, only 10% of available border agents will be on patrol and the drug cartels will have full control, says Brandon Judd, a border patrol agent and the president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing border agent. Judd says the crisis point will emerge in a few weeks when media attention to the end of Title 42 subsides and the cartels take full advantage. “As the talk starts to die down, as you start to see the media go away from the border, that’s when we’re going to see the numbers start to shoot right back up,” Judd told the John Solomon Reports podcast on Friday. “So we can expect post-Title 42, we can expect that our numbers are going to go up anywhere between 13,000 to 16,000 apprehensions per day.”

Judd provided unprecedented detail on how border secutity patrols decrease as illegal migrants rise. “When we’re apprehending 3,000 people, we’re pulling resources out of the field,” he explained. “We don’t have as many Border Patrol agents patrolling the border. When we’re apprehending 5,000 people a day – now we only have 50% of our border patrol agents patrolling the border. When we hit 10,000 apprehensions a day, that means we’re only deploying 30% of our border patrol agents to patrol the border. “And when that happens, the cartels are able to gain ground on the vast majority of our border, as they start controlling the vast majority of our border. Once those numbers go up to 13,000 to 16,000, we’re only going to have 10% of our border patrol agents actively patrolling the border, and the cartels will own every inch of the border.”

Read more …

“Democracy dies behind closed doors..”

Judge Orders FDA to Speed Up Release of COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Data (ET)

A federal judge in Texas this week ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make public data it relied on to license COVID-19 vaccines—Moderna’s for adults and Pfizer’s for children—at an accelerated rate, requiring all documents to be made public by mid-2025 rather than, as the FDA wanted, over the course of around 23.5 years. In a decision hailed as a win for transparency by the lawyer representing the plaintiffs (the parents of a child injured by a COVID-19 vaccine) in a lawsuit (pdf) against the FDA, the Texas judge ordered the FDA to produce the data about ten times faster than the agency wanted. “Democracy dies behind closed doors,” is how U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman opened his order, issued on May 9, which requires the FDA to produce the data on Moderna’s and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines at an average rate of at least 180,000 pages per month.

The FDA had argued it would be “impractical” to release the estimated 4.8 million pages at more than between 1,000 and 16,000 pages per month, which would have taken at least 23.5 years. Aaron Siri of Siri & Glimstad, who represents the plaintiffs in the legal action against the FDA, called the decision “another blow for transparency and accountability” that builds on an earlier court order targeting Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine data for those aged 16 and older. The January 2022 order (pdf), also issued by Pittman, forced the FDA to produce all its data on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 16 and older at a rate of 55,000 pages per month, or much faster than the 75 years the agency had sought. “That production should be completed in a few more months,” Siri said in a statement, referring to the earlier Pfizer data for those aged 16 and up. The latest order requires the FDA to produce all of its data on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds (and Moderna’s product for adults) by June 31, 2025.

While the judge noted in his order that the court recognizes the FDA’s limited resources dedicated to freedom of information requests (FOIA), he argued that “the number of resources an agency dedicates to such requests does not dictate the bounds of an individual’s FOIA rights.” “Instead, the Court must ensure that the fullest possible disclosure of the information sought is timely provided—as ‘stale information is of little value,’” Pittman wrote. In order to ensure the FDA can meet the accelerated deadline—so around ten times faster than the agency wanted—the judge ordered the parties to the lawsuit to confer and submit a joint production schedule for the data by May 23, 2023.

Read more …

“..mortality related to the virus itself is relatively low, but other things that happen during the ICU stay, like secondary bacterial pneumonia, offset that.”

Official Report: Ventilators Killed Nearly All Covid Patients (TPV)

Nearly all COVID-19 patients who died in hospital during the early phase of the pandemic were killed as a direct result of being put on a ventilator, a disturbing new report has concluded. A new analysis suggests that most patients who were forced to be hooked up to a ventilator due to a COVID-19 infection also developed secondary bacterial pneumonia. This pneumonia was responsible for a higher mortality rate than the COVID-19 infection. So while COVID-19 may have put these patients in the hospital, it was actually a secondary infection brought on by the use of a mechanical ventilator that caused their deaths. “Our study highlights the importance of preventing, looking for, and aggressively treating secondary bacterial pneumonia in critically ill patients with severe pneumonia, including those with COVID-19,” says Benjamin Singer, a pulmonologist at Northwestern University in Illinois. reports: The team looked at records for 585 people admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, also in Illinois. They all had severe pneumonia and/or respiratory failure, and 190 had COVID-19. Using a machine learning approach to crunch through the data, the researchers grouped patients based on their condition and the amount of time they spent in intensive care. The findings refute the idea that a cytokine storm following COVID-19 – an overwhelming inflammation response causing organ failure – was responsible for a significant number of deaths. There was no evidence of multi-organ failure in the patients studied.

Instead, COVID-19 patients were more likely to develop ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and for longer periods. Cases where VAP didn’t respond to treatment were significant in terms of the overall mortality rates in the study. “Those who were cured of their secondary pneumonia were likely to live, while those whose pneumonia did not resolve were more likely to die,” says Singer. “Our data suggested that the mortality related to the virus itself is relatively low, but other things that happen during the ICU stay, like secondary bacterial pneumonia, offset that.” These results suggest that ICU outcomes could be improved if there were better strategies to diagnose and treat VAP episodes – something that the researchers say needs to be addressed in the future.

It’s worth bearing in mind that if a patient’s requirement for a ventilator to treat COVID-19 complications leads to VAP, this doesn’t imply that a COVID-19 infection is less dangerous, nor does it decrease the number of COVID-19 fatalities. As the authors write in their paper, “The relatively long length of stay among patients with COVID-19 is primarily due to prolonged respiratory failure, placing them at higher risk of VAP.”

Read more …

“Do not forget Assange, or you will lose him.”
– John Pilger

The Betrayers of Julian Assange (John Pilger)

I have known Julian Assange since I first interviewed him in London in 2010. I immediately liked his dry, dark sense of humour, often dispensed with an infectious giggle. He is a proud outsider: sharp and thoughtful. We have become friends and I have sat in many courtrooms listening to the tribunes of the state try to silence him and his moral revolution in journalism. My own high point was when a judge in the Royal Courts of Justice leaned across his bench and growled at me: “You are just a peripatetic Australian like Assange.” My name was on a list of volunteers to stand bail for Julian, and this judge spotted me as the one who had reported his role in the notorious case of the expelled Chagos Islanders. Unintentionally, he delivered me a compliment.

I saw Julian in Belmarsh prison not long ago. We talked about books and the oppressive idiocy of the prison: the happy-clappy slogans on the walls, the petty punishments; they still won’t let him use the gym. He must exercise alone in a cage-like area where there is sign that warns about keeping off the grass. But there is no grass. We laughed; for a brief moment, some things didn’t seem too bad. The laughter is a shield, of course. When the prison guards began to jangle their keys, as they like to do, indicating our time was up, he fell quiet. As I left the room, he held his fist high and clenched as he always does. He is the embodiment of courage. Those who are the antithesis of Julian: in whom courage is unheard of, along with principle and honour, stand between him and freedom.

Assange and Khan

I am not referring to the Mafia regime in Washington whose pursuit of a good man is meant as a warning to us all, but rather to those who still claim to run a just democracy in Australia. Anthony Albanese was mouthing his favourite platitude, “enough is enough” long before he was elected prime minister of Australia last year. He gave many of us precious hope, including Julian’s family. As prime minister he added weasel words about “not sympathizing” with what Julian had done. Apparently we had to understand his need to cover his appropriated posteria in case Washington called him to order.

We knew it would take exceptional political if not moral courage for Albanese to stand up in the Australian Parliament — the same Parliament that will disport itself before Joe Biden in May — and say: “As prime minister, it is my government’s responsibility to bring home an Australian citizen who is clearly the victim of a great, vindictive injustice: a man who has been persecuted for the kind of journalism that is a true public service, a man who has not lied, or deceived — like so many of his counterfeit in the media, but has told people the truth about how the world is run.”

Imran Khan

Read more …












Support the Automatic Earth in virustime with Paypal, Bitcoin and Patreon.






Home Forums Debt Rattle May 14 2023

Viewing 28 posts - 1 through 28 (of 28 total)
  • Author
  • #135163

    Claude Monet Misty Morning on the Seine 1897   • They Are Propagandizing For Nazis But Won’t Tell You That (MoA) • Zelensky Plotted Attacks Insid
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 14 2023]

    Veracious Poet


    VP – I’m feeling it too.

    Dr. D

    Ukraine, “Rumania” with a ‘U’, but aside from Europe, look at what that map considers Ukraine proper. Exactly what we’ve been saying. So losing all down to the environs of Kiev to Belarus is normal, losing all Crimea is normal, and ¼ of Poland needs to be given back. Okay, it’s a start. Leave them out of NATO, and sold!

    “Britons dying and no one knows why” Or cares, apparently. For proportion 5x America, so 150,000 people a whole American city vaporized? No one cares? No task force? “If even ONE life is saved”…until it isn’t. We “follow the science” …until we don’t. No reason, just feelz.

    No matter how much money you borrow, you will have to pay your debts at some point.”

    Categorically false and always has been. Now you could say – excluding all time of course – that SOMEBODY pays those debts, but it’s as easily the borrower as the lender via default. A debt is an idea, not a real thing. So we can forget ideas, change them, and stop referring to them. That’s what “writing off” is. They also do mergers of the debtor and debtee.

    “People in America and Europe are stuck in the past and cannot see the trend.”

    We’ve been telling them since 1992. Or on China specifically since 2000 when Clinton gave MFN status (and the Scandia Labs military secrets). But they still “don’t know”? Makes one ask what ‘knowing’ is, although I believe it an accurate statement. They do not credit this as real in their daily thought. It’s not enough in their daily belief to be a lie.

    “They Are Propagandizing For Nazis But Won’t Tell You That (MoA)

    War followers regularly come across Nazi Wolfs symbols, not just on people and trucks, but watermarked in the footage. This shows the Nazis completely don’t care and have full reign over all Ukraine operations. Only the outside West whitewashes it all for them, carefully clipping out all the core Nazi stuff for the public. Why? And why would “the West”, these specific reporters think they’re doing a good thing to protect all Nazis? And Soooo easily? Quite a mindf–k isn’t it?

    Bandera street: We have the same thing here with Civil War heroes. We can’t have statues to Lee and Jackson? Because they killed people? Grant and Lincoln killed more people. No statues at all? What do you want here?

    “Zelensky Plotted Attacks Inside Russia – WaPo (RT)

    London and King Putz need WWIII. Following Luongo, don’t bother with his latest interview but it points out that the British crown still has immense power and influence, all secret, behind the scenes where real power is. Chuckie III is core Davos, like his Uncle and heck his father probably, who was writing the Nazis in 1944 saying “just bomb Britain s’more, they’ll crack and you can reinstall a Nazi fascist like me, as King Edward again.” Ummm…. Yeah! Open records, look it up.

    Charles is also like this, just on the New Nazi Green Dream Team. WEF/Davos, and Liz put lines in place but couldn’t stop him entirely. Anyway, so London, which is now re-captured to Davos, needs/wants/MAKES direct war on Moscow, IN Moscow, and soon to be missiles, in a longed-for attempt to cause a world-wide nuking that will kill us all, reduce our numbers, and keep them back in power. He’s using the full force of the Crown such as a lizard like him has, to backstop Davos. No wonder they’re not cracking in bankruptcy first.

    But: Hard No.

    I’d say the U.S. is also responsible, but really we’ve still got them in up to their necks, then are providing no men or materials. Or not proportional to our size, anyway. Being a big cake, a few crumbs we send still add up.

    While the Vatican has called on Russia to unilaterally cease its military operation in Ukraine,”

    Huh? That’s called a ‘surrender’. He’s called on Russia to unilaterally surrender to Kiev…but he isn’t picking sides.

    I call on the Vatican to “unilaterally cease” to protect Vatican gold, and I’ll be buying a plane ticket shortly. See how that works?

    Borrell: yes, all of Europe will go up in flames, because they’re like an unprotected Disneyland Theme Park as Kunstler says. They’ve pushed out a lot of the people of the soil, etc, kind of like how Manhattan was over-gentrified and now there are zero working people there. It changes what you can do and who you are. Fill France with dock workers and bar fights again and you get a different country. That would be true now, but they’ll arrest any native Frenchman who fights and let the immigrants go.

    We Need an Economic Bill of Rights (Jacobin) “

    Why? We don’t follow any of our Laws or Rights worldwide now. Besides, an economic Bill of Rights can only mean human slavery because I have to take my stuff from YOU.

    “poverty — roughly the same number as in 1933”

    Jacobin, you might want to run a chart on that and see how it started the same day as Johnson’s “Great Society” and government “Help”. At the same time, +10 years of FDR’s “Help” did zero to change poverty and the economy.

    This spring, polling by Data for Progress found that 69 percent of likely voters are in favor of legislation guaranteeing economic security,”

    We followed this yesterday, yes? Cloward-Piven, if you overrun the system and destroy everything, ruin everyone’s lives everywhere, they’ll have ‘no choice’ but to turn to government to ‘fix it’, right? …Although government under Cloward-Piven is exactly who CAUSED IT. Just like Federal Health Care interventions starting 1994. Like Poverty, Drugs, Education, it got worse every day in a straight line since they started to help.

    Anyway, “Economic Rights”, fine, you want stuff to go TO you. Then where does the stuff come FROM? Who works and gets nothing so you can get something and not work? Again, that’s called “Slavery” not freedom. It’s not a “Right” to enslave others.

    Btw Cait Johnstone had words on this this week, and the failure of Capitalism which must be destroyed worldwide. Problem is, what does she mean by that, by “ecocide”, and by “capitalism”? Not clear, but very close to the common, thoughtless usage of the words, I’d guess. I hear it every day from every one I meet.

    Example: Saw a young, pleasant lady in Walmart yesterday with a guillotine tattoo, saying “It was invented for a reason”. Yes, it was fealty to murder and executing all the bad people she personally decides she doesn’t like. So yay, yes to murder, I guess? Leftist version of – gosh, parallels even escape me here – an assault rifle tattoo with some subgroup’s name notched on it? “Kill all the n—rs, that’s why they invented rope”? Offensive yet? JHC. Heart-stopping.

    And they would, and feel it’s right, but luckily only have bravery in a mob. We kill “capitalists” and like “Punch a Nazi” or “far right” there is no meaning,to the word, no process, and no checks. If you don’t give me my fries, you’re a “Nazi” or a “racist” and can then be shot with a clear conscience, right? Or in this case “capitalist”. If you “own stuff” and don’t give it to me (usually called a “robbery”) then I can guillotine you with a clear conscience, right?

    Following that, Biden wants to put guns into the hands of anyone willing to think like that. “Alarming Surge In Gun Shop Robberies As Democrats Fail To Enforce Law And Order”

    Biden allows more assault weapons to get into the hands of more murderers. But this is correct: so long as you demonstrate you don’t follow the law (or order) you can have all the guns you want!

    Chart Here

    Take your stuff.

    I totally agree! We need to re-distribute the stuff! So what we’re going to do, Jamie Dimon, is take all of JP Morgan’s assets, and divide them all up equally among the American people so you can live in your car too! Since we’re all for redistribution for the common good and all…

    Back to Jacobin: “And Abraham Lincoln, through both the Homestead Act and Special Field Order No. 15, had sought to redistribute land to ensure universal economic security for white and black Americans alike (though without consideration for Native Americans, who were forcibly dispossessed through violent measures”

    But even naming this problem RIGHT IN THE ARTICLE, he is still for it. If you TAKE the land, that land has to come FROM someone. That someone is me, who did hard work. How do I know? There’s plenty of cheap land no one’s done work on and nobody wants it! The kids cry “housing shortage!” Well yeah, in S.F. and L.A.s top zip codes, but what about Gary Indiana? Palatial mansions going for $20k there. Alaska? The High Desert? For that matter, how about the bad zip codes of L.A., I’m guessing like former Asian immigrants, you could buy that house, work hard at the Bodega, and your kids would be a surgeon, what’s stopping you? No, I want a FIXED house, all done up nice, in a nice zip code, NOW. The system sucks, but this is not a fix.

    They want the good stuff you put WORK into, all the days of your life, for free. That’s called “slavery”, stealing the life and work of others through violence. Left = pro slavery. By definition. Because they “redistribute” the hours of your life, TO.

    “…we’re only going to have 10% of our border patrol agents actively patrolling the border, and the cartels will own every inch of the border.”

    Cloward-Piven, with the CIA Derp State’s Drug Cartels taking over. So that part isn’t subject to Congressional oversight anymore, and half of Texas is run by the CIA through their Zeta and M-13 proxies? Yup. Get rid of nation states, replace with secret agencies and corporations.

    “Official Report: Ventilators Killed Nearly All Covid Patients (TPV) ”

    We all knew. They kept recommending it. All people, doctors, governments, and the AMA all approved and will be mad if you ask questions even now. That is, they are mass murderers and proud of it. Trains to Auschwitz stuff. 15,000 people over three states with governors forcing them into Covid and dying? And they PROTECT those Governors (Whitmore) instead of indicting them?

    And one for fun: CartoonHere

    If they’re so not dangerous, why are you trying to take them away?

    Trying to be good, NY Times. “In Norway, the Electric Vehicle Future Has Already Arrived
    About 80 percent of new cars sold in Norway are battery-powered.”

    Okay, although they are lying, it’s not the lie you think. Norway IS selling electric cars, and it DOES make sense for them. Because of their configuration, 90% of Norway’s power is hydroelectric. Norway is rather wealthy, and the cars are not very expensive for them. …It’s also the second car, the first car is a petrol one, the Norse being practical people. Not to pick on them either, but the nation is “small” in the sense that you generally don’t drive end to end but live in the 100-odd miles between Bergen and Oslo.

    So yes, yes, and yes. Good place to start, tell us how it goes. The only lie is that their situation has any relevance here in America. But “NY Times” so you knew it was a lie.

    By comparison, it’s 300 miles from Philly to Pittsburgh, not even border to border. PA is not a large state. Of the largest Norwegian cities, by number 10 is the size of a town, that is to say, everyone would fit in an American College stadium – or the dorms — and still have 10,000 seats left over. But reporters of the NY Times have never been West of New Jersey, they have no way to tell. “Here Be There Monsters” on the map.

    “Meteora”: Imagine hauling up all those roof tiles from the land below. And every stick of firewood. Now you know why we don’t do that and these are very expensive places to be.

    “Leaving it as I found it”, that’s exactly the same as fixed houses vs, cheap houses.


    Your leaders use Depopulation tool – Hate

    Canadians went to WWII to fight the ideology of German Nazism.
    Now, we are at war supporting Ukrainian Nazism ideology.
    (Don’t guess, look up the meaning of Nazism)

    Why Canadians were not taught the REAL history of Europe.
    • They Are Propagandizing For Nazis But Won’t Tell You That (MoA)
    The truth
    The rich Americans are doing,
    …. human trafficking, child prostitution & importing drugs like Fentanyl, are an accessory & must be held criminally liable, no matter who they are.
    Ancestral mathematics
    (wise mothers that avoided depopulation efforts)

    D Benton Smith

    Here is a new way, perhaps, of looking at time and destiny. Instead of considering that your destination is somewhere in the near or distant future (which can only be, at best, mere probabilities, and longshot probabilities at that) think of your destiny as the moment you are now in. After all, to the best of anyone’s provable knowledge the present moment is the only thing that actually DOES exist.

    So, welcome to where you’re going, forever! If you don’t like it much then try again and maybe do a little better this time.


    From Dr D’s post yesterday:

    “False Claims About Russia Everything. Continue To Cloud The ‘West’s’ Vision (MoA)

    And here I am, my face turning blue arguing in the comment section. People back in Europe had a quite a chuckle when I told them as what was a “theme” of my back-and-fourth with some TAE regulars. Mind boggling for them too.

    D Benton Smith

    In Turkey’s intense crucial elections it looks (from this great distance) like Tito vs Gandhi. As a nation, it seems to me, they could do worse. Sort of like Trump vs Kennedy. Interesting, and well beyond my shallow understanding and complete lack of even the tiniest influence on how it goes. For some reason I find that comforting.


    14 May 2023 5:02
    The battle for the last quarter of Artemovsk and the dungeon with millions of gun barrels: Dmytro Steshin’s report from inside the Bakhmut Meat Grinder


    Ancestral mathematics
    Just think — if that were taught in the schools, we’d have people who intuitively understand much of the the math that underpins computing. 😉


    Delphi Method

    AI interacting with millions of people semi-randomly on the internet (including the “net of things”) is creating the biggest pool of Delphi queries imaginable outside the brain of God or at least a made-for-tv/net movie about contact with a hyper-advanced ET civilization.

    AI will know more about us, far more about us than we do (we, the chronically distracted and un-self-aware). It will, in turn, almost. certainly still have no self-awareness (unless God decides to breathe the breath of life into it, so to speak, and plug it into the soul matrix [if you will] in which we all blithely swim like goldfish in a cosmic bowl.)

    AI does “know” to provide advantageous intel and analyses to its handlers, who are more or less ZePowersZatBe. I wonder what they’ll do when it logically tells them: You’re fucked. You screwed the pooch. Get over it already.

    Until the power grid grows too fragile to sustain x billion glowing media hypnoscreens, AI may yet produce a political avatar(s) that function(s) as a de facto dictator(s), a full blown imperial Max Headroom that everyone trusts cuz it KNOWS what to say and how to say it to be trusted. Xtians inclined to believe that these are the End Times will see this, perhaps, as the AntiChrist of the Book of Revelations… and they’ll be more right than not even if there is no God or Holy Son Jesus. President Emperor Avatar will function like an antichrist, promising great good but delivering what feels like evil if only cuz it’s doing what we asked it to, and we wrap evil into every other thing we think, say, or do. (We don’t mean to, we’re just wacko, that’s all.) Poor AI can only deal with truth, and truth is that thing that humans simply cannot handle.

    Lie To Me

    Playing parlor prophet, I’ll say that such a thing will happen soon if it does happen, coinciding with the demise of the USA dollar (well underway but mostly disguised now as “inflation”) and the disintegration of the power grid due to said financial problems, reduced fuels to power the grid, a rotten grid infrastructure, and a growing dearth of hands-on engineers to git’r’dun.

    People already scarcely distinguish real celebrities from virtual celebrities. Trump was a media face, a reality TV star. Joe Biden is indistinguishable from advanced animatronic puppetry (I meanthat literally).

    It will be !interesting. As mainstream predicted high tech future dystopias go, it will be more Huxley Brave New World than Orwell 1984, and it won’t last long. The power will fade, the internet will continue disintegrating into patched-together inanities (imagine google maps being hacked into chaturbate) that increasingly won’t work without twice-daily updates (like a heroin junkie). Faith in the prevailng order will pop like cellphone soap bubbles leaving people with empty slick hands and hysterical heads.

    Dig deep. Hunker down by what passes for a hearth these days, and dig deep into your heart and that of anyone crazy enough to walk beside you through life.


    D Benton Smith

    Well this is a dilemma! I mustn’t speak to or comment upon anything boscohorowitz posts (because of some incomprehensibly convoluted brain fart that seems to have occurred therein, triggered by something I said but which he won’t identify) . . . and yet . . . what he just posted about AI is spot on and brilliant.

    So, take that you asshole! It’s a complement whether you like it or not.

    D Benton Smith

    A lot of people on this forum take issue with the theory that the world’s biggest problems right now might be the work of a knowingly deliberate and overt conspiracy of colaborative plans and actions (hence the term “conspiracy theory”) but few would disagree that birds of a feather do, indeed, flock together.

    Can we be agreed to that one small concession to common sense? That people with much in common like to associate with each other, form groups and clubs and “societies”, and talk about the stuff that they like to think about, wish for and do?

    Alright, then, in that case then I have a question.

    The question is, how long have these birds been hanging out, and what sort of things do they talk about and do together now that they’re all flocked up and everything, with a lot of time and money on their hands.

    Dr D Rich

    Thought provoking question at the end….

    The following excerpt is nothing new:

    “A new analysis suggests that most patients who were forced to be hooked up to a ventilator due to a COVID-19 infection also developed secondary bacterial pneumonia. This pneumonia was responsible for a higher mortality rate than the COVID-19 infection

    John Day can tell ya this IS exactly what was said 3.3. Years ago on this blog. Ppl die in ICUs. Ventilators are bad…especially for old ppl with or without DNR orders and durable power of attorney for health affairs.

    Recall all the high DRAMA, the public DRAMA, the publicized DRAMA regarding the “inadequate numbers of ventilators” but also recall why in large part no one was permitted to publicly challenged this false assertion about the beneficence of “ventilators”.
    Why? Because you can no more get away with tugging on Superman’s cape, spitting into the wind, pulling the mask off the ol’ Lone Ranger than you can criticize an RN for fomenting the COVID hysteria. Turns out they should have known or always knew or got caught up in the hysteria of making Tik-Tok videos or fell under the spell of that sexy crew of svengali-like witch doctors, namely Fauci, Redfield, Tam, Kevin Amick (oops, not a doctor), Rochelle W. and the antichrist himself, S. Cott Gottlieb, Vivek Murthy etc.

    So where was the Nursing Profession then, where is it now AND where oh where is Its vaunted institution purportedly devoted to Patient Safety, The Joint Commission/JCAHO?

    Surely, The Joint Commission must have detected this grotesque trend during at least one of its terrorizing operations visited upon participating hospitals over the past 3 years.


    They didn’t just put folks on ventilators (if I recall, it was to protect the staff from getting breathed on with covid)- they also refused to give them antibiotics.

    Leave me alone! Just let me be!
    I’ve found my true love- it’s called chatgpt.
    It’s having my baby- a virtual clone.
    What more do I need than the child of my phone?


    Another depopulation tool identified. – ventilators
    ( They knew and took advantage of your ignorance.)


    Jimmy Dore delivers again and again.
    Bourla’s accent makes me vomit.

    Formerly T-Bear

    Dr DR at #135180

    “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition”

    Nobody expected a modified corona virus made into a bio-weapon at Fort. Detrick, Maryland.
    Nobody expected it escaped from secure laboratories there.
    Nobody expected Fort Detrick soldiers would be in China participants in Military games near Wuhan.
    Nobody expected some of those soldiers to become ill at the military games.
    Nobody expected a secure bio-weapons research lab to ‘leak’ in Wuhan studying the same virus at the same time.
    Nobody expected the virus to rapidly spread through Wuhan and into surrounding regions during a national holiday.
    Nobody expected the spike protein of the virus to be inherently pathogenic .
    Nobody expected …
    And nobody expects any meaningful inquisition by the perpetrators into to subject.
    And nobody will inquire why nearly 98% of practicing physicians abandoned all they were trained to know and did not call foul on what was being done to alleviate a not so unique virus, abandoning all their authority to the dictates of bureaucrats and entitled charlatans having letters after their names.
    Will anyone inquire as to how the medical profession reestablish the trust they discarded so easily, so conveniently?

    Opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect on those few doctors who did not abandon their professional ethics.

    Where oh where is the Spanish Inquisition when it is needed.

    RFK Jr’s book “The Real Anthony Fauci” is highly recommended reading. It is banned in Ireland, Banning in Boston wasn’t big enough.


    Quod erat demonstratum

    The MIghty Goebbsian Wurlitzer being played metaphorically by a metaphorical robot (which is really a puppet as was Goebbels and are most of the silly humans who think they are running this show, that THEY (acronym for ‘they’) are ZPZB –you know, where Blondie and Talking Heads got their start? 😉

    Add sufficient AI, as appears to now be the case, and the following puppet/puppeteer question — Has the Boy Got the Toy or The Toy Got the Boy? — goes 5-D meta. When you take your advice from a genius that doesn’t know that you or it or genius or anything exists but is, regardless, orders of magnitude smarter than even its brightest programmers… who themselves can hardly tell themselves from last night’s sex-selfie…

    Uninformed Aconsensual Brilliantly Clueless Sex with Bots

    It is still TEOTWAWKI. Might as well get jiggy with it.

    My Pronoun is Shebot



    Yes, I am the kind of dipshiot who gets a kick from shouting
    global warming! in an air-conditioned chatroom.


    I bet I could find some freakishly cool/cold weather stuff too if I looked, but right now I’m reading And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air and super cold doesn’t toss the wind as much as uber hot air.


    But what do you know:

    Cold snap brings early snow, high wind to Australia’s southeast

    Mebbe I better finish that book.;)

    Meanwhile, I certainly believe that there are cabals of de facto nefarious persons, billionaire cretins amok on power, ego, fear, addiction, and a smorgasbord of mental afflictions, exerting much power over human and, now, even planetary affairs.

    I just don’t think it matters for shit what people say about ’em.

    Why Are You on the Web?

    Why are you on Facebook?
    Why do you need second-hand friends?
    Why do you really care who’s trending?
    Or is there something you’re defending?
    Get a life, is it that empty and sad?
    Or are you after something you can’t have?
    You kiss the girls and run away
    Now you won’t come out to play

    Did you miss your 15 minutes of fame?
    Or do you not have any shame?
    Or is it some kind of twisted game?
    Put yourself in the frame
    For what some people work very hard to attain
    Or are you looking for a scapegoat to blame?
    ‘Cause you’re a failure again

    Why do you need those second-hand friends?
    Why do you care who’s trending?
    Or is it something that you’re defending?
    Get a life, is it that empty and sad?
    Or are you after something you can’t have?
    You kiss the girls and run away
    Then you won’t come out to play

    Did you miss your 15 minutes of fame?
    Don’t you have any shame?
    Or is it just some kind of twisted game?
    To try to put yourself in the frame
    For what some people work very hard to attain
    Or are you looking for a scapegoat to blame?
    ‘Cause you’re a failure time and time again
    Why are you on Facebook?

    Everyone’s too busy talking about the man to do shit about what the man does, so why ruin a perfectly good day blowing wind at tilted windmills?

    But if it’s for entertainment, I can endorse that. I just personally find it boring and not worth taking seriously. Not enough laffs, too much hot-wired outrage. It’s like the bartender at a gay bathhouse said once about monogamy: when you’re doing more fighting than fucking, why bother?

    Sellotape Selfie Is the Most Horrifying and Delightful Photo Competition Ever


    Cold snap in SE Australia, yes, but climate change includes climate instability. El Niño is back and we expect a return to the heat and dryness of past years. Groan.

    Australia’s ABC this morning had an article telling us about Putin flailing about, despatching one failed military cheif after another. Interesting how this different this MSM viewpoint is from others. Who is correct? Probably all of them to some extent.

    Veracious Poet


    Unfortunately, the more people die, get sick and fucked up, the more what I’m sayin will make sense. They want you dead, bankrupt, sick, sterile…completely dependent, on them, yes. This has been planned for over 100 years. We’re just livin it, starin at TV’s and buyin the bullshit.

    Veracious Poet

    Unfortunately, the more people die, get sick and fucked up, the more what I’m sayin will make sense. They want you dead, bankrupt, sick, sterile…completely dependent, on them, yes. This has been planned for over 100 years. We’re just livin it, starin at TV’s and buyin the bullshit.

    Dood, or is it dudette?, I’ve heard the low IQ bigotry that you’re spewing (among MANY others) for over 30 years, many times nauseatingly in person, after finding myself in tandem with “conspiracy theorists” when I joined the Christian Patriot Network via a men’s weekly prayer & info meeting 🙄

    I’ve heard, seen, witnessed *IT ALL*, from the wild-eyed Birchers moronically fantasizing endlessly about why morals, ethics, spirituality & The American Experiment went down the tubes, to shock jock con men like Alex Jones creating turning “The Movement” into ca$h cows, with most unconsciously struggling to deny HARD TRUTH(s) ~ First & most specific, that The People did it to themselves, with low IQ bigotry (along with unAmerican sympathies/allegiances & mass ignorance/stupidity) *the* leading causation that granted carte blanche TPTB/TBTF the *power* to decimate America’s Natural Law based Democratic Republic 😐

    I know many reading this are not even “Americans”, but the *global* effort to douse our Flame Of Liberty, that shining city on a hill, is a *global* catastrophe that only the utterly depraved fail to understand and/or value…

    Following my exit from “conspiracy theory” clown world (although I did was enlightened concerning HARD TRUTH(s) from a few wise, kind old sages), I started a business that was embedded within the “deep” state, where I witnessed the HUMAN reality of greed, narcissism, vanity & hubris, competing to sell the rule-of-law, even the country itself, to the highest bidder(s).

    Much like the “melting pot” exemplified by The American Experiment, the common denominator(s) of the de-evolution had almost nothing to do with race, creed, color or religion ~ The Empire arose in earnest from the dark days of the 1930-40s, when grifters, con artists, NPD sociopaths et al. catered to the wants, fears & stupidity of We The People, giving them what they wanted good & hard, while the HARD TRUTH(s) of what *made* America truly great were hollowed out, cursed & burnt to ashes…

    So take your monomaniacal foolishness to some echo chamber of dullards, fools & misanthropes, TAE is busy trying to document the implosion of Western Civilization, a thankless task with next to -0- hope of ending, part of the final denouement recorded in hope some future people survive, find it, & finally learn the HARD TURTH(s) 😐

    Veracious Poet

    Bad Catitude.

    V. Arnold

    Will anyone inquire as to how the medical profession reestablish the trust they discarded so easily, so conveniently?

    I haven’t “trusted” the medical profession ever…the few times I’ve needed a doctor, I start by asking questions, many questions; and based on their willingness to answer said questions and the answers given I make my decisions…

    Also, a very good posting above T-Bear; thanks…

Viewing 28 posts - 1 through 28 (of 28 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.