Dr D Rich
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March 25, 2020 at 6:39 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 25 2020 #55994
“But as the Europeans dawdle over their aid package, Italy is finally seeing some signs that the strict national lockdown, an unprecedented and unparalleled step among western nations, might actually be working…”
Italy is lying just like China. Wait ’til the real numbers come out.March 25, 2020 at 2:01 am in reply to: BREAKING: Virus Kills Easter Bunny #55948
Governor Andrew Cuomo says we should all help New York because helping New York will teach us how to help ourselves when coronavirus hits us all weeks later.
This exhortation is reminiscent of a certain NYC mayor’s appeal to us all after 911.
There’s never any mention as to NYC’s assistance to the rest of us or any documented follow through.March 24, 2020 at 9:28 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 24 2020 #55930
Tomas Pueyo is appealing to authority from a secure, comfortable position.
However, when one note is off, it destroys the whole symphony. I think that is a quote or paraphrase from Star Trek.March 24, 2020 at 6:04 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 24 2020 #55920
I’m with zerosum.
—Debt Jubilee for all Americans in line with 2020 National Census. So there’s no discrimination.
—Take Pelosi’s $2.5 trillion dollar bailout and divide it evenly among 330 million citizens.
—That’s $7,575.75 dollars for each citizen
—Forgive all individual student loan, mortgage, auto, and credit card debt
—Prosecute ((abusively in the style the Justice Department pursued against Joseph Nacchio when he refused the Govt’s demand for users call records)) hospital CEOs which brought the healthcare system to this unprepared place, all bank CEOs who directed their institutions into unmanageable debt, and corporate leaders such as Boeing’s CEO who remain recalcitrant with their bailout demands.March 24, 2020 at 1:25 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 24 2020 #55911
I have a personal anecdote about a poor kid from California, ambitious as hell, who lived across the hallway in college. Above average student and future naval aviator. His story is one of what an individual will do once he/she has access or proximity to the reigns of power. What you do is intimidate then fire the whistleblower and Goldman monitor, Carmen Segara, to curry favor favor with Geithner your boss. You wear a feather in your cap for being boots on the ground as lawyer turned economic advisor when the US “reconstructed” Iraq under Paul Bremer in the mid to late 2000s. ’83 Mike Silva.March 24, 2020 at 1:14 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 24 2020 #55908
Zerosum and others have been right. It’s all about debt forgiveness for the poor…………yeah, the poor banks, the poor businesses just like with Obama, Geithner, Mike Silva and the NY FED back ten years ago. Ah, read it for your self. Btw, Dr. D, you’re right again about the numbers…..Nobel Prize!
The New Federal Reserve as Garbage Can for All Capitalist Debt
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/03/debt-and-power-an-interview-with-michael-hudson.htmlMarch 23, 2020 at 1:04 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 23 2020 #55833
The world is certainly changing fast. I never thought I would see the day that IL76 Russian aerospace transport planes would land in Western Europe. Nine of them did precisely that in the last 24 hours, landing in a very grateful Italy with loads of medical supplies and personnel from Russia.
This will not be forgotten: China, Russia and Cuba send much-needed aid to Europe and AfricaMarch 23, 2020 at 12:17 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 23 2020 #55830
Michael Levitt, a Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist, began analyzing the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide in January and correctly calculated that China would get through the worst of its coronavirus outbreak long before many health experts had predicted. Now he foresees a similar outcome in the United States and the rest of the world. While many epidemiologists are warning of months, or even years, of massive social disruption and millions of deaths, Levitt says the data simply don’t support such a dire scenario
Ha ha ha! I nominate Dr. D to be re-awarded Stanford biophysicist Michael Levitt’s Nobel Prize.
To paraphrase our friend and local sage Dr. D, “The numbers just don’t add up.”March 22, 2020 at 6:40 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 22 2020 #55782March 22, 2020 at 5:05 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 22 2020 #55778
Why are some persuaded by who or what comes before them? Why then are others dissuaded by the same people and similar information?
In medicine, a good physician pays attention to their cognitive biases. After all, what patient wants to be saddled by the wrong diagnosis?
A wrong premise must be rejected or else it confounds all future tests. boscohorowitz understands the null hypothesis.
Cons succeed for inducing judgment errors—chiefly, errors arising from imperfect information and cognitive biases.March 22, 2020 at 4:31 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 22 2020 #55777
The Enemy Within: A cautionary tale of disease, indifference and devastation | The Seattle Times
https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=20041022&slug=pacific-pflu24March 22, 2020 at 12:34 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 22 2020 #55759
Looks like China is still lying.
Or am I reading it wrong that their 81,000 cases of corona… virus would have to triple by 4/2/2020 to reach the Fibonacci projection of 255,966?
Perhaps the Chinese officials are not counting the asymptomatic positive COVID-19 testers.March 22, 2020 at 12:06 am in reply to: Debt Rattle March 21 2020 #55713
Winning? I sense we are common souls.
There’s just consolidation of power by the wicked and incompetent.
There’s only deeper poverty for the impoverished.
No matter the outcome and as always is the pattern, these pathological narcissists will claim the prize.
And we’re back to China bashing which was a not infrequent theme on TAE over the past two months.March 21, 2020 at 10:43 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 21 2020 #55711
There it is……coronavirus my ass. What an excuse,
Money for rich and unrestrained power for the megalomaniacs. Christ, even the alcoholics submitted too easily.
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/sweeping-power-grab-doj-seeks-ability-detain-people-indefinitely-without-trialMarch 21, 2020 at 9:14 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 21 2020 #55709
Apropos of just about everything going on today and in no particular order:
–do you often wonder what happened to all those patients turned away from major medical centers in Seattle and other cities when the demand for beds exceeded open beds during the flu seasons of 2010, 2015 and 2017? Did US Public Health measure the consequence and complications for the patients turned away?
–someone should ask Tony Fauci his opinion of Montagnier’s Nobel for HIV research and not Bob Gallo vis a vis Fauci’s and Gallo’s efforts to secure fame 35 years ago during another worldwide virus hysteria.
–A long time ago, I was given a copy of Hervey Cleckley’s “The Mask of Sanity” by my med school academic advisor, a nationally renowned expert in mental health. The book was not given to help better understand my future patients. Rather, the gift took the form of a warning as to the presence of sociopaths, psychopaths and antisocial personality disordered individuals among medical professionals notwithstanding the expression of such behaviors in the business, political and law communities. Letting businessmen, attorneys and physician MBAs lead hospitals brought us to this point where both non-profit and for-profit hospitals are equally unprepared to address the current crisis according to most news accounts.
—and western Pennsylvania has not been immune to the phenomenon. Beware Public Health initiatives, I suppose, because the remedies fall woefully short of justice and timely in no sense of the word. https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2011/08/30/Late-Pitt-dean-Cutler-denounced-for-infecting-Guatemalans-with-syphilis-in-research-experiment/stories/201108300164
—optometrists are not MDs or junior ophthalmologistsMarch 20, 2020 at 7:27 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 20 2020 #55658
Nothing new just the depth and breadth of hysteria.
Here’s two Michael Parenti paragraphs from 1918:
Back in the trenches, the agitators among us prove right. The mutinous Reds standing before the firing squad last year were right. Their truths must not be buried with them. Why are impoverished workers and peasants killing other impoverished workers and peasants? Now we know that our real foe is not in the weave of trenches; not at Ypres, nor at the Somme, or Verdun or Caporetto. Closer to home, closer to the deceptive peace that follows a deceptive war.
Now comes a different conflict. We have enemies at home: the schemers who trade our blood for sacks of gold, who make the world safe for hypocrisy, safe for themselves, readying themselves for the next “humanitarian war.” See how sleek and self-satisfied they look, riding our backs, distracting our minds, filling us with fright about wicked foes. Important things keep happening, but not enough to finish them off. Not yet enoughMarch 20, 2020 at 6:21 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 20 2020 #55653
I received notification from a nursing assistant to not report for work on Monday.
Sounds like the termination letter comes next.
Best wishesMarch 20, 2020 at 3:18 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 20 2020 #55641
So, Dr. D, the cytokine suppressing effects of chloroquine and plaquenil are not so theoretical???
AND antibiotics which compete with this coronavirus for the RNA switch which turns off the host cells natural anti-viral activity DO make a difference or are they saying a Zpak effectively trests the concomitant bacterial pneumonia?
Do you think the 30s ribosomal subunit tetracyclines will be found to be as effective as the 50s ribosomal macrolides or just another fortuitous coincidence?
45 year old science re-emergesMarch 20, 2020 at 4:08 am in reply to: Debt Rattle March 19 2020 #55609
Our leaders cashed in an insider’s view from their secret huddle….now where did I recently hear about people huddling in order to receive that special secret information to protect us all because people might die.
Dont make the mistake projecting your empathic concern for other people’s wellbeing onto these inhumane monsters.
The Senate’s newest member sold off seven figures worth of stock holdings in the days and weeks after a private, all-senators meeting on the novel coronavirus that subsequently hammered U.S. equities.
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) reported the first sale of stock jointly owned by her and her husband on Jan. 24, the very day that her committee, the Senate Health Committee, hosted a private, all-senators briefing from administration officials, including the CDC director and Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institutes of Health of the United States, on the coronavirus.March 19, 2020 at 5:47 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 19 2020 #55581
50% of influenza virus carriers are asymptomatic, no symptoms.
Influenza virus “survives”, stays intact, on surfaces for 48 hours.
What reward, incentive were those two administrative nurses given to confront a 6ft 5in 230 pound Irishman physician who has 30+ years experience, many in just these situations and in front of similar opportunists? Would my reaction matter more than their reporting of it?
My response in 2003 alongside a like-minded Army physician (absent hospital leadership sequestered for a week long huddle) was to take care of the patients prioritized by threat to their health/survival UNTIL relieved by competent authority. We were not perfect then and our occasionally raised voices offended a few tender souls. I’d like to think we were firm and insistent, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Of course I agree with Dr. D and I appreciate his/her analogies. Watching a colleague or charge nurse sprint around “hair on fire” has no place in naval aviation or a hospital ward full of sick people, but Kryste almighty it is a sight to behold and entertaining as hell. However, at the end of the evolution and the crisis has passed, you can imagine what they the pant-shitters will do, if they’re left in charge, to the clear thinkers who carried the group, institution, or society through the turmoil. Hint: there won’t be any medals, bonuses or promotions for the sane, firm and insistent.
And I agree, we are at war and its been obvious months before the COVID-19 crisis hit critical mass as a reason to destroy the world’s monetary/financial system. No reason to think preppers prep any different from the elite who are armed with insider information.
Term: Acquisitive Projective IdentificationMarch 18, 2020 at 4:38 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 18 2020 #55523
A physician with 32 years experience (that is military medical, public health, veteran care, combat casualty, mass casualty/disaster preparedness, disability evaluation, high volume outpatient, high volume surgical, medical error/malpractice investigation, aviation mishap investigation, “executive” medicine qualified/experienced) was ordered to report to two nurses, two nurses who were part of the special, secret, invitation only huddle that took place durung all working hours of the past week WHILE the rest of the hospital was run by the rest of the non-invitees and me. Y’all do know the hospital still had to run while the special invitees were receiving the special message that would burn our virgin ears?
Once enlightened from the special secret meeting information, the two nurses set forth to impose the plan, halt care and impose their authority……
over an independent authority, a physician surgeon.
How halting healthcare, indeed suspending clinics and surgery, serves the coronavirus hysterical fighting purpose escapes me entirely because it violates every concept of infection control, sterile procedure and communicable disease gathered over the history of man.
The plan, if they’re not just running the exercise from an empty playbook, seems to be:
1. Empower the most reactionary nutjob Authoritarians (located on most ICUs)
2. Impose mass hysteria, industrial scale social isolation and an epidemic of bewildered helplessness
3. Reward the Authoritarian Followers to greae the skids of this operation. Reward them with rank, title and land grants…worthless cash works too as in those billion dollar pallets of $100 bills air cargoed to Iraq late in 2008.March 18, 2020 at 11:52 am in reply to: Debt Rattle March 18 2020 #55503
It’s all inverted, sideways, chaos.
Administrators, (read nurses, business managers, non-practicing doctors, pharmD) were nowhere to be seen and locked in closed door meetings for days. Only to emerge with two RNs giving me an order to review 8 weeks worth of scheduled patients and inversely prioritize these patient’s medical necessity. I sat down with my lead technician and determined the priorities and the tech gave the answer to the two sequestered RNs.
What happened next exposes the game. The RNs both send a reply thru the tech back to me that “Doctor, your responsibility is to give the answers to us. Your compliance is required.”
Simultaneously, in this small and once proud town in western Pennsylvania now ravaged by the meth/opioid epidemics, they closed the bars and gyms.
And there you have it. This entire, massive exercise reduces down to obedience and loyalty testing.
Right now, The Other is being identified then marginalized or eliminated. I should never be amazed but I always am as to how quickly they identify the Outliers. Sometimes I wonder if the sign is printed on our foreheads.March 16, 2020 at 9:20 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 16 2020 #55425
I agree and I said the same several days ago about parallels to the run up to the Iraq War in 2002/2003.
Here’s a vital question. Is this “candor and dissent” to the dominant narrative being monitored by Canary Mission?
I paid the price 18 years ago while the silent “assenters” and cheerleaders were promoted, often handsomely rewarded.
Will that aspect of the record be repeated also?March 16, 2020 at 5:08 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 16 2020 #55418
I’m firmly insistent with Dr. D on this mass hysteria. The BS just doesn’t jibe with the data bring fed us.
Telltale signs of collective delusion:
1. Coughing in public, oh hell, for that matter in your own home elicits disdainful looks from both family and strangers.
2. Verbally, openly disagreeing with the agenda imposed on the entire world’s mass of people results in a vicious rebuke or sideways glance. (Look askance)
3. They closed the gyms AND bars.
4. Banks need free money more than individuals without jobs or access to their workplace.March 14, 2020 at 11:25 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 14 2020 #55322
I wonder what Roy Poses (check out his healthcare blog from UMinn) thinks about Mike Osterholm.
“When hospitals become much more crowded, literally stretched beyond capacity, if I have a heart attack, will I be able to get care? If I have an auto accident, will I get care? How do we triage that?” said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. “We can’t approach this like I approach a game of checkers with my 10-year-old grandson,” he added. “We have to approach this like a chess master thinking 10 to 15 moves down the board.”
We must recall ex-President and, most importantly, 12th Dimensionalist Chess Grandmaster Barack Obama as his country and world need his chess skills more than ever. History beckons….March 14, 2020 at 1:56 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 14 2020 #55306
From Wendell Potter: “WORD TO THE WISE>> During this coronavirus crisis, keep an eye on every move of my old industry: health insurers. Behind the PR spin, they will be doing everything they can to deny care & maintain profits, while making it look like they’re heroes.”
I couldn’t agree more. It’s a talent, some kind, to erect a board of directors and a compensation committee that rewards UW-VMC CEO $1 2 million per year and his Chief Nurse and Superintendent more than $550,000 each while driving away their most productive surgeon, neurologist and ophthalmologist who was president of the people’s elected Board of Trustees all the while maintaining the illusion they care about patients and employees approved by WA GOV.March 14, 2020 at 5:02 am in reply to: Debt Rattle March 13 2020 #55285
WES: They were empty throughout Russia in 1994 too after the IMF/World Bank did their dirty deed.March 14, 2020 at 5:00 am in reply to: Debt Rattle March 13 2020 #55284
Btw, we found an Asian Market, fully stocked with assorted goods……the owner said “folks” were afraid to shop there.March 14, 2020 at 3:31 am in reply to: Debt Rattle March 13 2020 #55282
Anyhow, the file didn’t download. It’s a photo of empty shelvesMarch 14, 2020 at 3:28 am in reply to: Debt Rattle March 13 2020 #55281
Here’s a pic from an LA grocery store tonight. Looks the same at Target, Ralphs, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods etc.
What a manipulative clusterf*ck transfer of Wealth. And still the numbers don’t add up. At least one pro golfer opined this afternoon that nothing had been “cancelled” like this since World War II. I nominate all PGA tour golfers for leadership positions in all U.S. major medical centers because without leadership there will be no hierarchy, just anarchy.March 13, 2020 at 9:51 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 13 2020 #55269
What is the rate of tobacco smoking addiction throughout Italy?March 13, 2020 at 4:53 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 13 2020 #55244
As if on cue, here’s a rich guy asking for a personal bailout, oops, I meant his own personal nominal GDP targeting. Why? Because saving his selfish ass will trickle down and save entire countries, perhaps the entire world. Because without his psychopathic/sociopathic leadership there would be no other alternative except anarchy. Anarchy! I say…..dogs and cats sleeping together, literally, all hell breaking loose.
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/appaloosas-david-tepper-says-fed-needs-conduct-targeted-qeMarch 13, 2020 at 9:56 am in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2020 #55215March 12, 2020 at 10:14 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2020 #55196
U.S. is continuing with the previously announced large-scale militaey exercise in Europe after Pres Trump announced the 30 day Europe travel ban.
So, at least two explanations account for this disconnect of cause, effect and response.
1. The coronavirus hysteria is a massive fraud.
2. The troops were already immunized against the threat not dissimilar to what other writers alluded to with anthrax and botulinum vaccines administered before Desert Storm.March 12, 2020 at 8:40 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2020 #55194
Raúl should weigh in.
The FED’S action is not really increasing the money supply. It is just window dressing to give the appearance of such and that is why the FEDs actions continue to fail as a form of nominal GDP targeting. The money supply doesn’t increase because there is no distribution across the economy/country. Look for Failed Big Boeing to get bailed out next
Basically, the FED is letting failed Bankers stay in their Bigl Failed Bank Houses.
Here is a bloggers account from 2016:
“I am mostly concerned with fairness, regarding NGDP Targeting. I asked this question on a couple of econoblogs:
…Oh, by the way, the big banks did a form of NGDP targeting in rich neighborhoods. They permitted those that defaulted to live there free, so the prices would not crash in those neighborhoods. So, even in crash cities like Reno and Las Vegas, there were people living over 5 years in houses where the mortgage was not being paid.
Of course, the average Joe was not afforded such a break. The banks didn’t care that the prices dropped in his neighborhood because they had big clients ready with credit lines to go in and pay cash at rock bottom prices on thousands of homes. So, they got the houses they wanted back through foreclosure and credit to their wealthy clients.
So, the question is, based on what the big banks did in the above statement, can NGDP targeting possibly be fair?
Looking at the example in the quote above, the banks did not really increase the money supply. It was not actual NGDP targeting. Letting people stay in the houses without paying made it look like the money supply was stable, and that prices were stable.”March 12, 2020 at 7:04 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2020 #55191
Never forget our Gov’t has unimaginable amounts of money for the rich, fortune 500 corporations, banks, and the select few to prop up ther property values and “assets”, ie. Bezos and Amazon while it hemorrhaged money for the better part of two decades or Elon Musk with Tesla in the same pattern.
The planned demolition of America while China threw their resources at breathtaking infrastructure projects that improved the lives of their people.
What do we get? A FED “bailing” out their few rich cronies losing their asses in the stock market stampede.
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/ny-fed-conduct-1-trillion-repo-over-two-days-stabilize-treasury-financing-marketMarch 12, 2020 at 6:14 am in reply to: Debt Rattle March 11 2020 #55153
Yes indeed, WES!March 12, 2020 at 6:00 am in reply to: Debt Rattle March 11 2020 #55152
Yes indeed WES.
Give your fellow humans the benefit of your best knowledge and experience. Treat them first with your expectations no matter how bad or innocuous the condition might be. Ignore what hospital administrators say.
The worst diagnosis is best delivered by a loving, caring individual unafraid of their patient’s reaction. Support your patient in their hope or the depths of their despair.
And realize, somethings like vision loss from RP measurably alter life just as adversely as paralysis, massive stroke, heart failure, dialysis for kidney failure and, yes, severe infectious diseases like coronavirus or TB.
Thanks for sharing, Wes.March 11, 2020 at 8:35 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 11 2020 #55134
They probably have an answer if it’s the “real” flu, but as stated elsewhere on this blog, you can’t afford it or you’re not part of their club.
Dr. D can comment on the following since the human cell line immortalized for this research and multibillion dollar medical industry took place before I was born.
You may not even need a vaccine to prevent it.
Terms: monoclonal antibodies, monoclonal gammopathy, plasma cells, plasmacytoma, multiple myeloma
“The producer cell line is a key component of any GMP manufacturing campaign for a gene therapy vector. … The efficiency with which our proprietary cell lines can propagate virus allows us to generate high yields of your product with the highest levels of purity.”
The immortalized cell line circa 1953 from a dead woman’s cervical cancer. “Scientists have grown an estimated 50 million metric tons of HeLa cells, and there are almost 11,000 patents involving these cells.”March 11, 2020 at 5:13 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 11 2020 #55124
Another paranoid delusional system from a small collective of sociopaths imposed on an even more massive scale than 19 years ago.
But once again in my country, there is no money for the people just $132 billion free money in this most recent Overnight Repo operation for the bank frauds because “liquidity crisis” . Sure