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I posted this last night but in case you missed it and are interested in seeing Strategic Culture you can find the website here:
The story about why they were disappeared most recently is here:
Apologies for the above nonsense posts. I’d attemted to leave a comment earlier that I’d found a new link to Strategic Culture and was blocked by the unexpected comment potection software.
Anyway, in case it hasn’t already been found and reported by someone on TAE
the new address for Strategic Culture is on an ‘su’ domain rather than ‘org’.
This editorial describing what happened is well worth a read is called Cyberattack on This Journal… Proving Truth Is the First Casualty of War
I’ll try to be more patient in future.
To: D. Benton Smith
I hope you didn’t mean me when you remarked about lurkers who never leave comments. I don’t usually comment but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate Raul’s site nor many of the comments left by you and others. Some people just don’t have much left to say.
I’ve been a longtime donor too.
We’re going to miss the Saker.
To: A few Know the Truth
Thanks so much for the explanation about the airstrips. It makes a lot of sense and I’m sorry I missed your earlier explanation. This time I’ve copied it to a text edit file that I’ll save for future reference.
To: Veracious Poet
Sorry about that. As a rule I read and rarely leave a comment.
I’m a bit confused about the ‘airstrip’ numbers. If the basis is Orwell’s ‘1984’ then I understand airstrip 1 to mean the UK. That would mean the others might all relate to the 5 Eye countries – UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, but what is the order if this is the case?
I come here every day and appreciate reading the links Illargi posts and I often read through the comments. This appears to be one of those circumstances where the in-crowd is talking to each other only.
Happy Christmas to All
and Best Wishes for the New Year!
My own favorite Redon: Bouddha
Ukrainian soldiers at the Russian border for a photo-op:
Club of Rome guy is Dennis Meadows, co-author of 1972’s Limits to Growth.
This past week I read a series of articles about China written by Eric Mertz on a new substack page called General Crisis Watch. Much of what I read there sounded realistic.
@ Willem #106737
I still can’t figure out what the problem might be that won’t let me access Strategic Culture. My Firefox has adblockers and ghostery but Safari I’ve left untouched since I rarely use it and clear the cache each time I do.
But thanks for letting me know I’m not the only one.
ps: The Brave browser didn’t like either of our OS’s – sheesh..
It’s possible too that SC changed something recently that’s had a bad effect.
@ Cloudhidden #106728
@ Figmund Sreud #106729
It appears to me that Strategic Culture may have been banned by my local cable carrier (Shaw). Thanks for letting me know you can access the site over VPN. That’s something I’ll have to consider. The Saker and The Cradle are places where I can continue to read Escobar’s articles.
Good morning Raul and all.
Several days ago I asked if anyone other than me was having difficulty accessing the Strategic Culture website. When I mentioned that I live in BC, Canada Figmund Sreud said he does too and also hasn’t been able to link to SC. I continue to have no access to the site on either Google or DuckDuckGo, nor can I find any information about what might be going on no matter what search words I use.
I’d appreciate hearing about it if anyone has any information.
to Archie comment 106618
So far today I haven’t been able to see that login message either – the site request simply times out. I’ll keep trying every so often.
Thanks for responding to my question.
to FS comment #106602
and userzoid comment #106604
re: Strategic Culture
Thanks for responding. I’ve been having the same problem, Figmund. Having looked for other sources for Alastair Crooke’s analyses the only recent source I’ve come across has been on almayadeen.net. You can read his recent posts here.
Userzoid, I appreciate your info that SC is down for the time being. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Meanwhile, Robert Bridge also posts to Muck Rack.
and Matthew Ehret is on Substack.
I’ve enjoyed reading other articles there but can’t recall the names of other analysts. Yet another problem with ageing.
re: Strategic Culture
Having been unable to open a link to the website for several days I’m wondering if they’ve been censored locally (I live in BC, Canada). Has anyone here had this problem?
I can’t resist sending this for my friends at TAE to watch. Thanks Illargi!
First, I must say how much I appreciate Raul’s Automatic Earth for helping to keep us not just informed these past two years but also for protecting our sanity. This gratitude also includes the people who comment here.
Dr. Julie Ponesse: “@JustinTrudeau’s 2021 deal with Pfizer (35M boosters in 2022 & 30M in 2023) and the option to extend vaccine delivery until 2024 up to 120M doses, means he MUST keep the mandates on pain of breaking the contract or wasting funds. This isn’t a fight he’ll give up easily.”
We also watched David Martin’s update about the Trudeau government paricipating in what may well be a serious conflict of interest.
We hear the airhorns and cheers from in front of the BC parliament here in Victoria. It’s time again to go and show our support.
To Archie #87421
I’m in Canada too and have felt the same way about the need for the police, firefighters, and emt’s to be involved in fighting against the new regulations. I was happy to seethis video made at Queen’s Park a few days ago. We are not alone even though it often feels that way.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) September 13, 2021
To upstateNYer: I agree with you. If only every medical professional were really honest about their observations this debacle would end so much faster.. and it’s already gone on far too long as evidence about the lack of ‘vaxine’ efficacy becomes more apparent with each passing day.
Unfortunately, I’m unable to suggest public disclosure of his findings to IMDoc because of all my covid comments being blocked.
It’s rare for me to leave a comment, Raul, but I do visit every morning once I’ve scanned Naked Capitalism where the covid coverage has been largely so unquestioning of the official narrative that it’s often unreadable for anyone who has investigated further. In fact, both my husband and I have had comments questioning aspects of the story as promoted by government officials and the msm banned.
Thankfully, there are a few others more qualified to speak about medical issues than we are. This morning a comment left on NC by IMDoc is pertinent to your essay this morning:
July 24, 2021 at 8:18 am
About the French Guyana paper from the CDC
This is how science – the actual process – not the Fauci version – should be working.
I have repeatedly stated that I am seeing much much more vaccinated positives than one would ever have expected. As I have stated, they seem to be much sicker (though not critically so) and they tend to happen in clusters. For the past two months, this has stuck out from the dominant media narrative. I have never had to fight the cognitive dissonance between the media and my own eyeballs in my life.
I belong to a large non-public alumni group of my residency program that has literally thousands of IM docs all over America. The first thing a scientist does is to confirm that your observations are general or something you are just seeing. It was quickly obvious from that group that I was far from alone despite the “minimal breakthrough cases” media narrative.
So, then you do everything you can to hypothesize reasons why you are seeing what you are. I have been a physician for 30 years and that experience plays a huge role as well. Having this gigantic number of breakthrough cases just simply does not happen. I continue to see more than half the cases in vaccinated patients and so do many others. UNHEARD OF IN VACCINES BEFORE NOW.
Part of hypothesizing why is looking to the literature for evidence. Seldom is this found in RCT at this stage. Case reports and series like this paper are critical. They are seeing the same breakthrough ratio. And they have done a lot more viral research than you can. This is a gold mine for my own questions.
Is there anything in the paper that could possibly explain what I am seeing. Lots of times, it is not in the headline part but in all the test results and discussion. And yes, there is a very important finding deep in the results.
Why would clustering and sicker patients be so much more common in the breakthrough patients – there must be a reason for that?
If you look at the brief discussion of cT or cycle threshold you will see that the vaccinated patients have a SIGNIFICANTLY lower cT than the unvaccinated. That is the way the PCR test works. It basically means the vaccinated have a much higher amount of viral active particles than the unvaccinated. That would account for the breakthroughs I and my colleagues are seeing being a bit more ill. And it would explain the clustering. THe vaccinated breakthroughs have much higher viral load so they are much more contagious and the higher viral load makes them more symptomatic.
So we now have a suggestion and strong evidence that the vaccinated population may be spreading much more virus than the unvaccinated. I would say that is a critical public health issue and must be further researched immediately.
This Certainly needs much more work. THis is not confirmatory of any conclusions. But it is consistent with observation on the ground – unlike most of what the media has been spewing to the American people. But this is how science works. This paper is about the gamma variant but a conference yesterday with experts discussed that similar findings were being found in delta and lambda. The suggestion in this paper is now on the front of my mind. I am even now thinking of ways to confirm or falsify these conclusions going forward. This is science.
Another issue. The writers make the point that the breakthrough rate is extremely divergent from the expected rate. The difference is this paper documents what is happening in REAL LIFE. So much of what we are hearing on our media about vaccine efficacy is research being done in vitro. It is presented as gospel truth. I just want to scream.
I am doing great and thanks for all the kind words. More about my week later. The commenters here are the best in the internet and I so appreciate my time here.
I’d be interested to know the source of the Mike Yeadon statement in order to share it further. Many thanks.
Professor Carlo M. Cipolla’s Five Universal Laws of Stupidity written in 1976 continue to provide clarity about current events:
Law 1: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.
Law 2: The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.
Law 3. A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.
Law 4: Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.
Law 5: A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.
You can find further explanation of the laws here.
Present company is excluded, of course.. well, mostly. I can’t always be trusted either
I’ve sent Dr. Bhakdi’s youtube video to several friends as recently as yesterday. It’s good there are other sources but I’m also pleased to report youtube hasn’t deleted everything (yet).
I case anyone else is interested in using an other than google translator I’ve found Deep-L to be superior.