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As an alternative, here’s something that might actually be useful:
17) Also, some say getting 4 ACH is good enough. Why stop at just 4? Why not get a second HEPA filter for larger classrooms or high density rooms? Or if unable to afford HEPA, use a Jerry rigged “Corsi Box”! pic.twitter.com/xCxUJHOIbP
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) February 19, 2021
So Kudos to creator of the original graph, you just discovered the existance of improved testing and the seasons of the Earth. Your Nobel is in the mail.
Thought that Japan graph might be grinding an axe to some degree. Daily new cases, why not overlay with DEATHS? So I did. That impressive second hump becomes a lot less scary. Third hump is still there, but again, proportionally it’s a lot less than the cases. Oh, and that third hump, I wonder if it coincides with something? WINTER perhaps? People INDOORS perhaps?
Being manipulated by bad faith peddlers is really starting to sicken my shite.
YT’er ‘THE EUROPEAN’ disassembles the MSM “Biden did great” narrative. Many moments where Biden sundowns, there’s nobody home, he’s just lost his faculties. My dad has had dementia (beginning early for him, in his early 60s). It took him about 16 years to get to where Biden is now. Dad’s recent decline was steep – but I recognise the little tricks a sufferer uses to pass for normal, using “him” or “that person” instead of a personal pronoun. On my last visit home it had gone so far that dad referred to his own brother as “that man”.
Biden the man deserves a prison cell, but Biden the dementia sufferer is a different animal completely. The people who have used him for this should be arrested.March 11, 2021 at 11:23 pm in reply to: Mass Vaccination Amidst A Pandemic Creates An Irrepressible Monster #70987
Ugh, more on the ‘irrepressible monster’:
“Our study and the new clinical trial data show that the virus is traveling in a direction that is causing it to escape from our current vaccines and therapies that are directed against the viral spike,” says Ho, the director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and the Clyde’56 and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
“If the rampant spread of the virus continues and more critical mutations accumulate, then we may be condemned to chasing after the evolving SARS-CoV-2 continually, as we have long done for influenza virus,” Ho says. “Such considerations require that we stop virus transmission as quickly as is feasible, by redoubling our mitigation measures and by expediting vaccine rollout.”
Mussolini certainly doesn’t smile at the idea of pencil-necked geeks peddling corp-wokesterism starting their own countries.
“Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.”
Allowing actors outside the state to create other states potentially hostile to the state is hardly something the baldy-bastard would have signed off on.
A lot of this confusion stems from the 1990s trope about “fascism being the merger of state and corporation”. The search for this quote has been ongoing, and unless id duce survived his neck-stretching and got himself an AOL account in the mid to early 1990s, is almost certainly fake.
I think it’s clear from Mussolini and Gentile’s writings (in their own words) that they’d have loathed the modern corporate/capitalist state with a vengeance.
I wish people would just stop using the F word full stop.
Raul I really wish you’d stop giving a soapbox to a deluded man who gets his worldview from the Book of Revelations (and that’s probably the least sinister of his epistemological wells). Doomer porn is right, a signal is in there with the Noise, but man is there a LOT of noise.
I’ve read more than my fair share of this stripe of reactionary-right doomer machismo over the years, it’s the sort of muck that required shoveling on the old LATOC boards. It reeks – a perfect mirror of Nicole Foss’s Trump Derangement Syndrome, which is equally nauseating and sad. Can’t listen to her any more either.
J.M. Greer has his faults, but dear Christ, a few drops of Archdruidry would go a long way for Dr. D and his ilk. Here, have some R.A. Wilson he’ll do just as well.
QUOTE: “All conspiracy buffs are persecuted eventually. This is a sociological law on which I would stake my life, because I have seen it confirmed in every conspiracy-seeking group I’ve ever known. Perhaps the persecution is created by the conspiracy-seekers themselves (in the sense that every neurotic creates his own problems), or perhaps the mad satire in Illuminatus is true after all and every conspiracy ever imagined actually exists. The fact remains that those who believe the world is run by the Jesuits get persecuted as much as those who believe it is run by the Elders of Zion; and those who believe it is run by the Rockefellers get persecuted in exactly equal measure. People who believe the Air Force is deliberately hiding the facts about the UFOs get persecuted by a special group of sinister beings known as the Men in Black, who claim to be Air Force officers—but who are (naturally) denied by the Air Force. There almost seems to be a neurotic-psionic law: whatever you fear most will eventually come after you.
The shaman, of course, lives through this process on more levels than the ordinary paranoid, because the shaman is determined to confront every terror and conquer it. Many, however, are shamans without knowing it, and invoke their private demons in total ignorance, thinking it is all coming from outside themselves…
In researching occult conspiracies, one eventually faces a crossroad of mythic proportions (called Chapel Perilous in the trade). You come out the other side either stone paranoid or an agnostic; there is no third way. I came out agnostic.
Chapel Perilous, like the mysterious entity called “I,” cannot be located in the space-time continuum; it is weightless, odorless, tastless and undetectable by ordinary instruments. Indeed, like the Ego, it is even possible to deny that it is there. And yet, even more like the Ego, once you are inside it, there doesn’t seem to be any way to ever get out again, until you suddenly discover that it has been brought into existence by thought and does not exist outside thought. Everything you fear is waiting with slavering jaws in Chapel Perilous, but if you are armed with the wand of intuition, the cup of sympathy, the sword of reason, and the pentacle of valor, you will find there (the legends say) the Medicine of Metals, the Elixir of Life, the Philosopher’s Stone, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness.
That’s what the legends always say, and the language of myth is poetically precise. For instance, if you go into that realm without the sword of reason, you will lose your mind, but at the same time, if you take only the sword of reason without the cup of sympathy, you will lose your heart. Even more remarkably, if you approach without the wand of intuition, you can stand at the door for decades never realizing you have arrived. You might think you are just waiting for a bus, or wandering from room to room looking for your cigarettes, watching a TV show, or reading a cryptic and ambiguous book. Chapel Perilous is tricky that way.”
– Robert Anton Wilson (“Cosmic Trigger V1” page 152)
Thanks Chett. No desire to get checked for now (as that involves risk), but I think I’ll up from 2000 IU, I’m in pretty good health overall anyway. Doesn’t sound like 3 or 4K is too big a deal.
Just came to add 2c on VitD dosages.
I’m taking 2000 a day (1000 in morning, and 1000 at night).
Any consensus if this is too little?
Kunstler thinks the Dems are Marxists now.
Retrospective Bigotteering is catchy, but is a repackaging of ‘Presentism’ (another ‘ism’, haha!!!)
Tim O Neill (taking down the execrable ‘Swerve’ book, in an analysis that is beyond the comprehension of the enlightened youngsters:
The “Whig interpretation” of Butterfield’s title was summed up in his essay as “studying the past for the sake of the present” as opposed to “trying to understand the past for the sake of the past” (Butterfield p. 13). Butterfield criticised most of the English historians of the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries for a blatant tendency toward “dividing the world into the friends and enemies of progress”. Anything that historians like Macauley and Acton saw as moving toward things of which they approved (liberalism, Protestantism, democracy, industry, “progress”) was judged as “good” and written of approvingly. Anything that could be seen or painted as not doing so was judged as “bad” and its agents or proponents became the villains of the historian’s story. At the heart of the Whig interpretation was the historiographical fallacy of “Presentism”: the idea that what we have now is (mostly) good and wise and intelligent and all of the past has been a stumbling and wandering path progressing towards our wonderful and oooh-so-right present.
This presentist perspective lent itself nicely to some other ideas many Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century historians (and many current popular history writers) rather liked. The idea of history being propelled by a series of “revolutions” and “rebirths”, where stagnant or retrograde tendencies are swept aside by a sudden wave of brilliant new developments was one. And the “Great Man” was another – the idea of a single, titanic intellect or personality who, by his sheer brilliance, changes everything largely by being “before his time” and therefore a force dragging the stupid sluggards of the past toward the glorious, sunlit uplands of the present (eg Galileo, Newton, Darwin).
Butterfield elegantly critiqued these ideas, arguing that they don’t actually illuminate history but, rather, completely distort it. He wrote:
The total result of this method is to impose a certain form upon the whole historical story, and to produce a scheme of general history which is bound to converge beautifully on the present – all demonstrating throughout the ages the workings of an obvious principle of progress, of which the Protestants and whigs have been the perennial allies while Catholics and tories have perpetually formed obstruction. (Butterfield, p. 11)
“I couldn’t disagree more. Especially in the UK, but also in most countries, so many people have not been examined or treated for cancer, heart problems, kidney disease etc, etc it’s no wonder there are high numbers of excess deaths being reported.”
Yes, but Iatrogenic malpractice is also a colossal cause of death. With people avoiding hospitals, deaths from malpractice will also go down. So the question is: do the numbers saved by avoiding hospitals equal or surpass those who die from avoiding necessary procedures?
Given the staggering death rates caused by malpractice, that’s an open question.
@ Bosco: Frank & Mother Earth: