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@boilingfrog: “Twitter is bought by a zillionaire who opened up his space collection to help Ukraine …”
I actually have no problem with Musk opening his satellites to Ukraine. He’s a businessman. He has a product. Someone asked to use it. He let them. Seems a nice change from the businesses that base their business decisions on politics, especially the woke politics. Maybe Musk isn’t taking sides? Idk, I don’t pay attention. But maybe if Russia had asked, Musk would open the satellites to them as well.
As far as Musk blocking someone on Twitter – individuals block others all the time. No big deal. That’s their prerogative. Has nothing to do with Twitter bans/deletions impacting free speech. Just how dumb are these twit-f*cks anyhow? People need to put out the fire that’s raging in their hair and get a grip. Musk’s a big boy. He seem pretty brilliant. He’ll figure out the Twitter thing. Get out the popcorn. Should be interesting. But definitely not worth burning your hair off over.
@Kassandra: “As someone who works in IT (started in 1998 in SF, CA) I had a front row seat for all of it. A friend I used to work with had a theory that working in IT (or with IT all day) was driving people crazy because in essence it meant you were living in an abstraction … Even those of us building systems and deploying code couldn’t really “see” anything we did.”
Utterly fascinating. I work in FRONT of a computer all day, which I consider terribly dehumanizing, but I hadn’t considered how different it would be if I were “behind the scenes,” so to speak, building the platforms. You can’t “see” anything but a bunch of code on a screen. 40+ hours a week. Code. Code. Code. On a screen.
Thank you for the insights you’ve been serving up lately. 🙂
Really, Oros, must we see those freaking Hunter pictures? The guy is disgusting.
Raul, “Harris had been scheduled to receive her intelligence briefing at 10:15 am ET Tuesday.”
Not to worry overly about that. Harris’ intelligence briefing MIGHT be a bit different than that of others in the WH. Sort of an … intelligence … in brief, so to speak … “Ukraine is a country in Europe. Russia is a much BIGGER country on its border. Russia invaded Ukraine for no reason … “
@Veracious: ain’t that the truth. 😉
@Michael Reid: “Bad is the opposite of good.”
Linear thinking. Evolution doesn’t happen in a straight line (despite human’s attempts to state such). Nothing natural is straight. Nothing. Bad vs Good is not a “perfect balance” between the two. Gray areas exist.
@Dr D: “And the West does not beat around the bush regarding this official policy” of forcing Russian defaults that don’t exist and stealing all of every other nation’s stuff. No, and it’s amazing to watch. What do you think the other nations will do? Sit around and let us?”
Ha ha ha ha ha … roflol. Sure, that’s what every other nation is doing. Watching the theft and thinking, no problem, nothing to see here, won’t ever impact me. (NOT). West civ went from shooting itself in the foot, to shooting itself in the head. Amazing to see in real time.
You nailed it today: ““Evil” is not the opposite of good, Satan is in no way equal (but opposite) to God. “Good” is as the Tao, a unity of flow without conflict. A chorus singing in tune. “Evil” is merely separation from Unity, it’s an illusion that we are NOT all one, united in love. As Satan wished to separate himself from God, a false expression of ego.”
I’ll be saving that gem. I don’t think I’ve seen it described so succinctly. Hats off. Not sure who you are, but your thinking skills are quite exceptional.
@Kassandra: interesting, and I’m hearing similar concerns in my industry (write grants for nonprofits). For example, recent nonprofit client that provides well-recognized, high quality youth theatre education programs for ages 5 -18 (separated into 3 groups by age). Said the kids have come back from lockdown, etc., and are basically unmanageable. Bouncing off the walls, very short attention spans, communication skills have deteriorated. They’re trying to figure out how to deal with it – they’re thinking it will be slow going to bring the kids back to where they would have been prior.
“In my experience, the reality of the dilemma facing discussions of “RELATED AND PERTINENT (AND YET DIFFERENT)” hard truths is as fruitless as trying to explain water to a goldfish…”
“… most of the “indoctrinated” seldom stray far from personal bias, focusing instead on “topics” they are titillated by and/or familiar with.”
Veracious has a point … can’t argue it.
PS … I always read and appreciate Dr D. He nails stuff to the wall in a way no one else does. Calls it out for the stupidity it is. Can’t beat that with a stick.
D. Benton Smith: BUT there is also the world of the purely spiritual where we all go for respite ( and sanctuary!! ), doing so as spiritual awareness in our hearts and minds and prayers because that is what spiritual awareness is.
“Between those two worlds is the murky gray-zone nebulous battlefield we now stand upon, a place called the World As We Thought We Knew It. Are you here to fight for the survival of that World ? or do you prefer to constrain the conversation to debates about stock markets, money and politics? It’s okay if you do prefer to constrain!! Those are all valid topics. But the point I need to convey is that there are other RELATED AND PERTINANT (AND YET DIFFERENT), advanced and urgent, “topics” that I must attend to.”
Na, you nailed it. John Day is being optimistic with the “working ok” observation. Really, is it? Conversations about stock markets, money, politics and (totally un-PC with this) Ukraine/Russia conflict (it’s not a war) are not getting us anywhere. It’s just an endless conversation, and waste of precious energy, about the new “topic du jour” that we have no control over and cannot impact even if we wanted to. Think otherwise? Go ahead, contact your “elected representatives” and tell them you don’t agree with a hot war with Russia. Let me know how that works out.
You are correct. As is susmarie with her comments, because in her own way she presents the same idea … leave the BS behind, go find the *real* world and live in that.
Yes, there are other related and pertinent topics to attend to. They’re called real life – that life we used to live before the internet got in the way.
@boilingfrog: “As I read, as I watch, as I grieve…”
Me, too. At least the grieving part. I do very little of the reading and watching part.
The media needs to stop banging on about it. The West needs to stay the f*ck out of it, for once. Frankly, if it turns into nuclear war, that’s what we deserve. I hope I’m located in the “vaporized” zone since that’ll be the least painful way out of this.
We went from “hair on fire” about Trump (which was just plain stupid), to covid, to vaccines, to Ukraine vs Russia. Talk about being led around by the nose.
Link to the full Malone interview referenced in the Twitter post Raul provided today. It’s fairly succinct and covers most aspects of the injections currently being discussed – mRNA hanging around instead of breaking down within hours as originally stated, auto immune deficiency syndrome (isn’t the AIDS virus itself, btw), the rise in cancers, issues with female reproductive organs, injecting children, etc.
@Raul, I read them. Thank you for the effort you put in. Appreciated.
@John Day: ” If the spike protein was still being exuded from cells at 4 months, though at reduced rate, that is most consistent with mRNA instructions to “make spike protein” gradually being broken down.”
I call BS on that statement. The vaxx mRNA was described as similar to natural mRNA in that it breaks down within hours of injection. It was never ever [ever] described as an mRNA that breaks down sometime, maybe, possibly, we’re not sure … sometime over the next 4 or more months.
@WES, you don’t need to provide links. I read and enjoy all of your comments. Dr D doesn’t provide links, but his comments have prompted me to go find links to verify his information, which is always interesting. Appears you’re in good company. 😉
@Doc Robinson, thank you. 🙂 I was aware of the study but didn’t have the link. Leave it to you to come through with solid data. lol. As always, appreciate your input, which is consistently backed up with links to the information you share.
@anticlimactic: “The Shots May Be Altering Human DNA to Produce Spike Protein on a Long-Term Basis” “There is no ‘may be’ about it. From the very first articles I read about the mRNA vaccines they described that they ‘worked’ by genetically modifying cells to produce the spike protein …”
@John Day: “Spike protein should not persist after a few months, because the mRNA, modified to last much-longer, does eventually break down …”
First, are we *sure* that happens? Has an autopsy been done that definitively shows that the synthetic mRNAs breaks down and is carried harmlessly away as waste product after a period of time? We would need to biopsy and study under high magnification every tissue in the body to determine this fact, and it hasn’t been done. And there’s a little voice in my head that keeps thinking … how long does it take plastic to break down?
And, the response does not respond to the initially-stated concern. Assuming that synthetically-produced and synthetic-lipid encapsulated mRNA does break down on some timeline that no one has yet conclusively determined … the question remains … how has that mRNA impacted the body’s cells long-term? Idk, I think we’ve ridiculously oversimplified this topic – almost as if we’re considering our bodies the equivalent of what happens when we insert a flash drive into our laptops. Pull the flash drive out, done! But what did that flash drive do while it was inserted?
@V. Arnold: “Regarding the decision not to vaccinate and rely on IVM and HCQ in case of infection…I also had bouts of fear when taking full responsibility for my actions…”
That is entirely normal. It gets easier over time but self-doubt never completely goes away, which is a good thing. Keeps a person from getting arrogant. I started 20+ years ago, beginning with vet care for my two black labs, and it grew from there to include my own health care. (Although not getting vaxxed was a no-brainer).
We’ve been programmed for decades to look to medical professionals to make the decisions, solve our health problems. Taking responsibility is a leap of faith – in ourselves – which has been eroded by the system.
Sorry for multiple posts. Dropping this link here for any French citizens who will be voting in phase 2 (or whatever y’all call it) in the near future and are considering options. It’s about covid, energy, and the “worship of zero” by those in power (looking at you, Macron).
“The populism so scorned by the elite is a natural reaction to this fundamental inconsistency. Whether Le Pen prevails in France or not, the mere fact that it is a possibility reveals the seething discontent of large numbers of folks at the presumptions of their betters. And this is just the latest example of the disconnect between the Zeroes who presume rule, and those whom they presume to rule.”
Jeffrey Tucker, who nails a point to the wall using far fewer words than most:
@susmarie: lol. sure! A glass of red it is – or two!! 🙂 I wanted to respond to your question about the spike protein and the vaxx vs natural infection response but unfortunately I *think* in big picture, not details, so although I *get* concepts, it’s hard for me to explain them.
What I’ll say is … yes, people with the vaxx are more prone to bad outcomes because the body has been trained (via mRNA telling its own cells to produce a specific spike protein) to recognize only one aspect of the virus (the original spike) and so it can’t effectively respond to the whole virus, making overall immune response to spike proteins less effective. That’s really really really simplified.
But, frankly, if you haven’t been vaxxed, don’t worry. Your body knows what to do. And at this point, the sheer size of the “long covid” cohort needs to be called into question. Is it long covid? Or is it the results of vaxx damage? (and I ask this as someone with “chronic lyme disease” which I don’t consider chronic lyme at all, I consider it immune dysregulation due to infection)
@germ: your boriquagato (bad cattitude) links today are disturbing. This would actually be a disaster, an absolute disaster, for much of western civ. I’m going to pour a glass of red now.
@red: speaking of red … the US healthcare system works exactly the same as yours. Not sure why we have personal physicians anymore – just a skimming layer I guess.
@Noirette: thank you. Always enjoy your posts. The insights into the French election cycle are especially appreciated. As an aside, I was terribly disappointed when Macron was elected, and I don’t even somewhat follow France politics. He has not disappointed in that respect.
On Brownstone today, a devastating take down of the pharmaceutical industry, FDA, CDC, et al, complete with links to supporting info. Hats off to this author.
Even if you already know this stuff, this piece is worth the read.
@phoenix: I’m sorry about your church. My spirituality has re-emerged quite a bit over the past two years and I was considering returning to church service after decades. I spent time researching all the congregation options within a half hour or so and discovered that no churches have actually returned to “normal” and are having unmasked, un-socially distanced services. Horribly disappointing – I decided to bag the whole idea. You summed it up perfectly with this “….they are faith-based upon the dictates of revered authorities.”
And in doing so have broken the basic tenet of religious belief: Thou shalt have no other God before me.
“If I were you I would go after UpstateNYer and see if we could make a life together. At the very least you may be able to help each other.”
Mr House: Huh?
I dunno. I don’t get it, either.
@Mr House: yours was a reasonable response. As to Otis’ response “1 million + people in the US have died from this disease.” Ask for a link to that stat. Even the CDC says people died WITH, not from covid, and that the vast majority of those who died had multiple comobidities.
All in all, not sure why you stress yourself over at NC. The site decayed so badly several years ago I stopped visiting at all – not even to skim – and also stopped donating.
Dr D: “This sort of free-floating regime of terror, where everything can be lost for a word, a look, an accusation, is the hallmark of totalitarian regimes, and specifically Fascist ones, since they add the aspect of propaganda, conformity, and social pressure outside of due process and law …”
You have to resist and oppose this …”
Four months into my new job with a highly woke company and I’m already in trouble for opposing the stereotyping of an entire group of people (whites, of course) rather than considering each person as an individual. My misbehavior has been escalated up to the company’s CEO. Management asserts I’m experiencing white vulnerability because I’m “coming to terms with” a new way of looking at racial equity.
Veracious: “I don’t know which is worse; The religion of Vatican appointed Kings, or the religion of woke anointed SJWs…”
Ahhhh those points to ponder! 😉
PS … funny. Very funny. lol
ezlxa1949: I’m no expert on this, but the “elite” are, at heart, the same as everyone else. After all, they do put their pants on one leg at a time. When all other fresh meat is gone, they will turn on and eat their own before they relinquish power. Case in point: Bear Stearns.
Noirette: I always appreciate your insights. Thank you.
Zerosum: Yes, people are ridiculously susceptible to “pot calling kettle black.” The first thing we need to do is look in the mirror. All of us.
I find Aaron Kheriaty, a dr and medical ethicist who lost his job due to covid jab mandates, to be one of the most reasonable, logical, and well-spoken voices on the experimental injection debate stage. Highly recommend you read (frequently on Brownstone Institute) or listen to his interviews when you get the chance.
The covid nonsense is not over. Distracted as the West might be right now with Ukraine, TPTB are just resting up to figure out the next push.
My sympathies, Raul. Went through the same thing myself about a month ago. Don’t worry about TAE – we’ll miss you but muddle through until you feel up to returning.
In the meantime, commenters here ROCK! Thank you for the links. 🙂
I’ll once again recommend Brownstone. The essays on it are thoughtful and intelligent. I don’t agree with all, but isn’t that the point?
@EoinW: “Yes I know the argument continues to be: “they’re frightened.” After two years?”
So this not unique to NY? Our mask mandate ended a few weeks ago. Lots of people are still wearing masks. Some of them while outside. Some while driving around by themselves. Masked people avoid being anywhere near someone who doesn’t wear a mask. Interestingly – I see more twenty-somethings and young parents wearing masks (children also masked) than I see seniors, who mostly haven’t seemed overly concerned since the start of this.
I think some people are damaged at this point. Not sure there is a fix. Sad.
“Blinken called on China to “end its ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, repressive policies in Tibet, crackdown on fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong, and human rights violations,” as cited in Bloomberg.”
Story should read:
“US leaders, unable to gin up enough interest in Americans over the Ukraine situation, quickly pivoted to Chinese genocide to increase distraction from the country’s domestic issues. In a press conference, Jen Psaki appeared to be suffering whiplash as a result of the 180 degree turn, but promised to circle back to the topic once she has the correct canned responses memorized.”
This stuff would be funny if it weren’t so sickening. Seems like only yesterday we were celebrating China during the Olympic games. Oh, wait …
“Take it if you want. You are free to be as big of a dummy as you want to be.”
Exactly. Thank you for agreeing with me.
Good golly, deflationista is still harping on about Ivermectin. No one cares. No one.
Take the med or don’t, your choice. That’s the whole point. It’s supposed to be your choice based on your doctor’s advice. Not a pharmacist’s choice to fill a prescription, not the CDC’s choice as to what is allowed, your choice.
Get off the subject already.
“Scientific progress* is thwarted by the ownership of data and …. does not share raw data with the academic research community.”
That right there is the crux of the problem. I didn’t realize until a Malone interview that “peer reviewed” only meant the study itself was reviewed – that reviewers didn’t have access to the raw data.
That means that nothing, absolutely nothing, is being or ever has been peer reviewed. F*ck these lying monsters. There are no words left to describe how twisted this system is. No fix. Let it crumble. The sooner, the better.
*Scientific progress is actually thwarted because humans are dumber than a box of rocks, but that’s a different discussion.
China IS beating the shit out of the US … YouTwitFace followers don’t realize it yet, and our demented leaders aren’t admitting it … but China’s manufacturing is closing down due to covid surge (sure, tell us another one) just to add a pinch of spice to those existing supply chain issues, and China is talking to Saudi Arabia about buying oil with its own currency.
“Seriously, I know that Americans see this as normal behavior …”
No, we don’t all see it that as normal behavior.
“How is Nancy Pelosi’s performance in that clip not something that would scare the heebees out of you?”
“I think neutrality is possible, even if the Americans won’t like it.”
Which Americans are we talking about?
Lumping Americans into a group based on what insane political leaders and rabid Twitter & Faceplant followers espouse isn’t any different than lumping all citizens of other countries in with the actions of their leaders. And we don’t even want to get started on how some of the other country’s citizens would be judged based on their leaders’ actions.