March 20, 2021 at 9:01 am #71479
Gilles Mostaert Sodom and Gomorrah 1597 • Joe Biden’s Dire Opening Chapter On The World Stage (Kimball) • Biden And Blinken’s Unprovoked Attack
[See the full post at: Debt Rattle March 20 2021]March 20, 2021 at 10:10 am #71480V. ArnoldParticipant
Gilles Mostaert Sodom and Gomorrah 1597
Darkness and Light; both literally and figuratively…
Things are in great flux now; the next minute is not certain; always thus; magnified greatly for certain by the devil’s own curtain…March 20, 2021 at 12:20 pm #71481Basseterre KitonaParticipant
That Visual Capitalist chart of Deadliest Pandemics near the top is quite useful. I was using it yesterday to show some friends that the context of the current situration. The TV fear mongers keep trying to convince us that COVID! COVID! COVID! is near the top of the chart in terms of pandemics…but in fact, it barely rates as pandemic at all. For comparison’s sake, I wish that they’d included a few of the bad flu outbreak years too.
Anyhow, even little old neanderthal me realized by about mid-April last year that this was to the pandemic that we were promised because there was a clear lack of bodies piling up n the streets. As a medical issue, the sars-cov-2 outbreak is pretty much contained and nearing completion. But as a political crisis, the quarantine of healthy people has been insane and the fallout is just beginning. It is clear that politicians & health bureacurats are so heavily invested that they will double -down rather than admit fault. It doesn’t have to be this way…but it looks like it will get much uglier.March 20, 2021 at 12:20 pm #71482March 20, 2021 at 12:22 pm #71483Basseterre KitonaParticipant
FYI, if anybody else out there is having trouble posting comments here then I suggest trying a different web browser. For over a week, most of my comments refused to stick. Then I switched from Safari to Firefox and seems to be working fine now.March 20, 2021 at 1:19 pm #71485
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.
Biden repeatedly praise his “lalaland”
Should children be told the truth about reality?
There is a world war for disposable income.
(Pandemic or Reopening/return to normal)
1. There Is A Shortage Of Everything And Prices Are Soaring
“In Wednesday’s press conference, Jay Powell confirmed that the Fed is setting off on a historic experiment: welcoming a conflagration of red-hot inflation for an indefinite period of time in an overheating economy, with the underlying assumption that it’s all “transitory” and that inflation will return to normal in a few years, and certainly before 2023 when the Fed’s rates will still be at zero.”
March 19, 2021, 12:44 PM PDT
By Harriet Baskas
2. Pent up demand. Record savings.
Not for the majority of retirees or the majority of middle class or those earning less than $15.00.
Not for the majority of of students who borrowed money for spring break.
“If you’re considering travel sometime this year, it’s more important than ever to do your due diligence ahead of any trip to ensure it is safe and enjoyable,” said Paula Twidale, senior vice president for AAA Travel.
That due diligence includes researching and keeping up to date on the Covid-19 protocols for your destination; monitoring hot spots and travel documentation requirements; wearing masks and maintaining a proper social distance; and making sure hotels, restaurants and attractions are taking precautions to protect guests.
3. Reports of ‘Breakthrough’ COVID Cases After Vaccine
By Carolyn Crist
A small number of people have tested positive for COVID-19 more than two weeks after being fully vaccinated, which is also known as a “breakthrough” case.
Breakthrough cases provide a reminder for people to continue to take precautions against the coronavirus as they get vaccinations this year, CBS Minnesota reported.
“You still need to mask, you still need to make sure you’re socially distancing and consider those mitigation guidelines measures that we’ve been talking about for the last year,” Ehresmann said.March 20, 2021 at 1:21 pm #71486
My ancestors survived “The world’s Deadliest Pandemics/Plagues” including the Black Death.
“America is back,”
The plan: Biden does Putin, Blinken does China, Austin does North Korea. Coincidence?
Its the path to lalaland.
In a far away place, away from possible demonstrators, Alaska, Blinken and his sidekick, Jake Sullivan, a Hillary Clinton factotum who is now national security adviser, sat down to read China the riot act. It was not a success.
In attacking the moral character of Russia’s president and China’s human rights record, the Biden administration opened the door for a critical examination of America’s own troubled history.
In an unusually blunt threat and warning even for the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that US forces are ready to “fight tonight” in comments aimed at North Korea after an angry Pyongyang denounced the resumption of joint military exercises between the US and South Korea. “Our force remains ready to fight tonight, and we continue to make progress toward the eventual transition of wartime Operational Control to a [Republic of Korea]-commanded, future Combined Forces Command,” Austin said on Thursday.
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How to Use the Rule of 72
The Rule of 72 could apply to anything that grows at a compounded rate, such as population, macroeconomic numbers, charges, or loans. If the gross domestic product (GDP) grows at 4% annually, the economy will be expected to double in 72 / 4 = 18 years.
With regards to the fee that eats into investment gains, the Rule of 72 can be used to demonstrate the long-term effects of these costs. A mutual fund that charges 3% in annual expense fees will reduce the investment principal to half in around 24 years. A borrower who pays 12% interest on their credit card (or any other form of loan that is charging compound interest) will double the amount they owe in six years.
The rule can also be used to find the amount of time it takes for money’s value to halve due to inflation. If inflation is 6%, then a given purchasing power of the money will be worth half in around 12 years (72 / 6 = 12). If inflation decreases from 6% to 4%, an investment will be expected to lose half its value in 18 years, instead of 12 years.
Additionally, the Rule of 72 can be applied across all kinds of durations provided the rate of return is compounded annually. If the interest per quarter is 4% (but interest is only compounded annually), then it will take (72 / 4) = 18 quarters or 4.5 years to double the principal. If the population of a nation increases at the rate of 1% per month, it will double in 72 months, or six years.March 20, 2021 at 2:04 pm #71488
• Fauci Claims Babies, Toddlers Need To Be Vaccinated For Herd Immunity (SN)
Despite what Fauci says, the children don’t actually need the Covid vaccines, as a little fact checking will show. Miniscule benefit to them, compared to significant risks to them from the vaccines. Long-term risks of the Covid vaccines haven’t even been assessed yet, and children have most of their lives still ahead of them.
A recent article in Slate, among others, contradicts Fauci.
“Your 9-Year-Old Is Already Basically a Vaccinated Adult”
How families should think about risk in the final act of the pandemic.
The other thing we’re learning more about over time is the directions of spread. So for example, there was a study last week which didn’t get that much attention, of schools in New York. In the cases where they could identify an index case in the small number of what seemed like in-school transmissions, 80% of it involved a staff member. And so there was very little student to student spread. That’s reassuring as we move into the spring, because a lot of those people are being vaccinated. Once you shut off that method, then you’re really talking about a very low risk environment. The only kind of possibility is kid to kid spread. We know that’s not happening much at all. And if it does, those kids are themselves very low risk. So I think you should feel good about it.
The big goal of vaccines is to reduce serious illness and death. That’s what we’re trying to produce with our vaccination. The vaccines we have take a huge risk of hospitalization and death for older adults and reduce it by 85, 95%. Just really big reductions in risk.
The thing is that your 9- or 10-year-old is already basically a vaccinated adult from that standpoint. I mean, it’s true. If you think about the reduction in hospitalization or death risk from being 10, rather than being 80, it’s 99.9%, 98%. It’s actually better than the Pfizer vaccine. I’m hoping that may be a helpful way for people to think about the relative risk for kids, because I think we’ve gotten to this space where it’s like, OK, well, until my kids are vaccinated, I can’t let them out. You’re letting the grandparents out. Let your kids out….
As people, it’s hard to shrink this to the right risk size because of our inability to do small probabilities.
We need to be able to think of COVID like grocery store sushi or something.
Yeah. Just accept, like, sometimes you get it. For kids, especially, it’s a cold. And ultimately with vaccines it’s a cold for the rest of us. And we get those a lot from our kids and other people.
Although not this year.
Right. If you look at pediatric flu deaths, typically that’s about 200 a year. This flu season there was one in the US.
One pediatric flu death.
slate.com/human-interest/2021/03/children-and-covid-transmission-your-child-is-basically-a-vaccinated-adult.htmlMarch 20, 2021 at 2:08 pm #71489March 20, 2021 at 3:11 pm #71490madamski cafoneParticipant
“It’s not fully impossible that they got what they wanted.”
Yes, and it’s also not impossible that they don’t know what they want. Sometmes current USA reminds me most of Empress Dowager China.March 20, 2021 at 3:16 pm #71491madamski cafoneParticipant
“How scary would you like it?”
It scares me plenty. Only silver lining there is this will guarantee major public backlash in awhile. Fauci seems destined to be a face of hatred, the kind we put under guillotines.
THank you Doc Robinson for providing some evidence of significant counterpoint.March 20, 2021 at 4:09 pm #71497Polder DwellerParticipant
It’s not fully impossible that they got what they wanted
So you think it’s all some kind of cunning plan, do you? Would you care to explain? I’m not so good at this 5D chess stuff.March 20, 2021 at 4:21 pm #71499
Dr Fauci Faust is the incarnation of pure evil.
A modern spiffed up high tech Dr Mengele experimenting with children
Crimes Against Humanity 2.0March 20, 2021 at 4:26 pm #71500
I’ve coined the word, Sub-adult, to describe the behavior of people over 15 who act like petulant teenagers but think they are entitled to the perks of actual mature adulthood.
This is the perfect description of the Harris-Biden regime.
The staff and occupants of the current White House are actually worse than sub-adults, they are the Turds in the Punch bowl.
The greasy pole they slithered up to ‘win’ the White House has conditioned them to think that that tactic and approach will wash on the world stage.
Old Bedpan and his circus freaks masquerading as diplomats have pissed on China and Russia’s shoes and are trying to tell them it’s rain.
Real adults are not amused.
When China made US diplomats get an anal swab test to enter China, well, that what they think of Old Build Back.March 20, 2021 at 5:09 pm #71501
So you think it’s all some kind of cunning plan, do you? Would you care to explain? I’m not so good at this 5D chess stuff.
It’s a bit too much of a coincidence that within 24 hours Biden insults Putin and Blinken insults China, and the next day Austin almost declares war on North Korea. All three without any obvious reasons. I’m not using the term “cunning” with regards to this, mind you, but I’m sure there’s a plan. The warmongers want Americans to think they’re tough guys. They play to the home crowd, while they know Putin and Xi will just laugh them off.March 20, 2021 at 5:33 pm #71502
Regarding Covid vaccine testing and use in infants and children…
A 2004 article in the journal Nature calls vaccines “one of the miracles of modern science” and praises their “brilliant successes,” but it also mentions a lesser-known failure:
“An effective rotavirus vaccine was pulled from the US market because of a high incidence of intussusception in vaccinated children. Consequently, debates ensued about proceeding with large trials planned in developing countries…”
What is intussusception?
“Intussusception (in-tuh-suh-SEP-shun) is a serious condition in which part of the intestine slides into an adjacent part of the intestine. This telescoping action often blocks food or fluid from passing through. Intussusception also cuts off the blood supply to the part of the intestine that’s affected.” (Mayo Clinic)
Did this vaccine actually cause the intussusception in children, after it successfully went through the FDA’s process for full approval and licensing (not just an EUA)? The answer is yes, straight from the CDC’s mouth:
Q: Did RotaShield® vaccine cause intussusception?
A: In the United States, some infants developed intussusception (defined below) soon after RotaShield® was licensed in August 1998… The results of the investigations showed that RotaShield® vaccine caused intussusception in some healthy infants younger than 12 months of age who normally would be at low risk for this condition. The risk of intussusception increased 20 to 30 times over the expected risk for children of this age group within 2 weeks following the first dose of RotaShield® vaccine.
Despite the “extensive” trials and assurances of safety by the FDA, the fully approved vaccine actually caused unexpected damage to children, and the vaccine license was finally revoked in the US after nine months of injecting infants with it.
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The title of that article in Nature is “Ethics of vaccine research.” It gives some guidelines about using children for vaccine testing.
“The amount of research risk to which children can be exposed without corresponding benefit is limited by regulation in US-sponsored research. Because children cannot protect their own interests through informed consent, parents and guardians are asked for permission to enroll their children in vaccine research. Investigators and institutional review boards (IRBs) should ensure that parents and guardians are well informed and make decisions compatible with the interests of the child.”
“An ethical requirement of all clinical research is to minimize risk and maximize benefit.”
“Once a proposal is deemed valuable, valid and acceptable with respect to risks, benefits and subject selection, individuals are recruited and asked for informed consent. Although widely valued, informed consent is imperfectly realized in clinical research. Because massive public education campaigns promote the use of vaccines for public health, individuals may not appreciate how experimental vaccines differ in the context of research… Although little is known about the degree to which participants understand that some of them or their children will (must) get the disease or infection to prove efficacy, this knowledge is likely to be low.”
“When an entire community is randomized to receive an investigational vaccine, strategies for upholding the right of individuals to refuse participation or to withdraw from the research while ‘saving face’ should be sought.”
Ethics of vaccine research
by Christine Grady, Nature Immunology, May 2004
https://www.nature.com/articles/ni0504-465March 20, 2021 at 5:42 pm #71505
Biden urges Congress to pass hate crime legislation in response to violence against Asian Americans
FRI, MAR 19 2021
Hannah MiaoMarch 20, 2021 at 6:55 pm #71506
So Biden and Kamala not only went to Atlanta, where people died in what may not even have been a racist shooting, but they also “urge Congress to pass hate crime legislation in response to violence against Asian Americans”.
While shortly before that, they had Blinken deeply insult China, represented by a top Chinese diplomat, on American soil, where they had invited them.
If you are worried by violence against Asian -often Chinese- Americans, why at the same time treat their people like that? What does a rat smell like?March 20, 2021 at 6:59 pm #71507my parents said knowParticipant
//forbiddenknowledgetv.net/technical-masterclass-for-educators-and-researchers-on-sars/March 20, 2021 at 7:34 pm #71508
Amazing that Bidet Biden is completely ignoring the Regime’s international image and playing so narrowly to half of the US steeple. The China – Russia infantile acting out show doesn’t play well to the majority of the voting population who voted for Trump so Bedpan’s audience for bravado is actually quite small to say 6 billion people.
War-whoring isn’t what it use to be apparently.
The cowards in the MIC have grown fat dumb and lazy in the 58 years since they murdered a US president in broad daylight.March 20, 2021 at 9:03 pm #71509Dr D RichParticipant
Look back over a year ago at the China bashing from Covid hysteria inception. Panic is never useful.
Poster elsewhere last year:
Why do they care what we think about China or the disconnect with Biden’s proposed legislate against anti-Asian bigotry?
Short answer: They don’t care.
Another blogger wrote: “Allowing all the protests does make the whole public health story of the necessity of social distancing look particularly arbitrary. We’re running a huge experiment to see how important it really is.”
My reply: Because the masses intrinsically understand the manifest inhumanity of the Double Bind they’ve been subjected to:
“Shared psychotic or Shared delusional disorder
No one knows what causes SDD exactly but stress and social isolation are the main contributors. When we are socially isolated the few people we do talk to become very important to us, and therefore they are seen as more trustworthy, so when an inducer is sharing their delusions, the second person is more likely to believe them. Additionally, since they are socially isolated, people developing shared delusional disorder do not have others reminding them that their delusions are either impossible or not likely, and are therefore more likely to develop SDD. In fact, the treatment for shared delusional disorder is for the person to be removed from the inducer and seek additional treatment, if necessary.
Stress is also a factor because it triggers mental illness. The majority of people that develop shared delusional disorder are genetically predisposed to mental illness; however this predisposition ( i.e. genes for schizophrenia that need to be activated) is not enough to develop a mental disorder.”
“A double bind is a dilemma in communicationin which an individual (or group) receives two or more conflicting messages, with one negating the other. In some circumstances (particularly families and relationships) this might be emotionally distressing. This creates a situation in which a successful response to one message results in a failed response to the other (and vice versa), so that the person will automatically be wrong regardless of response. The double bind occurs when the person cannot confront the inherent dilemma, and therefore can neither resolve it nor opt out of the situation.
Double bind theory was first described by Gregory Bateson and his colleagues in the 1950s.
Double binds are often utilized as a form of control without open coercion—the use of confusion makes them both difficult to respond to as well as to resist.”
Social isolation as “they” applied it in this so called crisis never fit the community quarantine measures I observed in childhood vis a vis highly communicable diseases like measles or the hospital practices of isolation/reverse isolation as applied to hospitalized TB patients or alternately the severely immunocompromised.
Social isolation is bad, period. Drive the masses into poverty simultaneously does indeed look like a purposeful plan.
Bad people abound in the legal, medical, business and military professions. This phenomenon was detailed in Hervey Cleckley’s The Mask of Sanity, a series of case studies of Antisocial Personality Disorder in the aforementioned professions. Think both Iraq turned in on itself with the “insurgency” and Vietnam with the Phoenix assassination program where neighbors and a nation were made to fight each other at the behest of CIA handlers and Army psychologists/psychiatrists who purportedly designed the regimen.
I only disagree that psychology’s role in these industrialized applications is something new. They’ve always been right there in the shadows if not the forefront. The profession of psychology first rose to prominence and “respectability” in the Third Reich.
Hell, Mitchell and Jessen were paid at least $81 million dollars to drive “folk” insane. Those two malignant morons were paid handsomely by DoD and CIA.
And here we are. War always comes home to roost along with chickens.March 20, 2021 at 9:33 pm #71510my parents said knowParticipant
Acquaintances of mine got their two kids vaccinated. They were about 12 and 16. She wrote about it in the NYT a couple of weeks back. I felt sick when I read it.
They were very nice people. They had very nice friends.
More and more respectable people are using the words: “crimes against humanity.”
In a world gone mad who can help feeling sad?March 20, 2021 at 9:50 pm #71511
Despite the “extensive” trials and assurances of safety by the FDA, the fully approved [Rotashield] vaccine actually caused unexpected damage to children, and the vaccine license was finally revoked in the US after nine months of dosing infants with it.
(This vaccine was administered orally)
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The bottom line with joe is he is viewed by many around the world as an illegitimate president.
So why should they take him seriously. We don’t! That is why he is weak.
Strong people don’t have to say they are strong. Everybody already knows.
If you have to say you are strong, then you are weak!
joe is weak of mind and body.
That is why I don’t bother to capitalize joe’s name.
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