Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Cheap And Harmless

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​  Low vitamin D levels could explain why African Americans and even African immigrants in Sweden appear to be disproportionately hard-hit by the coronavirus, regardless of socio-economic factors, researchers have suggested.
​ ​Vitamin D can protect against getting a severe case of COVID-19, a group of Swedish researchers and doctors have suggested in an article in the medical magazine Läkartidningen.

Covid-19 cases in France can be dated back to as early as November 16, nearly 10 weeks before the country’s first confirmed cases of the disease were thought to have occurred, according to a French hospital.
The November case was identified by the hospital’s medical imaging department after carrying out a retrospective study on about 2,500 chest scans performed between November 1 and April 30.

People who traveled from New York across the US in early March caused nearly 65% of coronavirus cases in the rest of the country

​Charles Hugh Smith:The Outlines of a Better World Are Emerging
 Once the government's ability to sustain its enforcement with money created out of thin air vanishes, the entire order vanishes along with it.
 The era of waste, greed, fraud and living on borrowed money is dying, and those who've known no other way of living are mourning its passing. Its passing was inevitable, for any society that squanders its resources is unsustainable. Any society that makes private greed the primary motivator and priority is unsustainable. Any society that rewards fraud above all else is unsustainable. Any society which lives on money borrowed from the future and other forms of phantom capital is unsustainable.

More Charles: 
Surviving 2020 #3: Plans A, B and C
​ ​Readers ask for specific recommendations for successfully navigating the post-credit/speculative-bubble era and I try to do so while explaining the impossibility of the task.
​ ​As the bogus prosperity economy built on exponential growth of debt implodes, we all seek ways to protect ourselves, our families and our worldly assets.

The Fascists vs Franklin Roosevelt​, excerpts from longer essay on end of WW-II, by Matthew Ehret
​ ​Within America itself, the pro-fascist Wall Street establishment had been loosing a war that began the day anti-fascist President Franklin Roosevelt was elected in 1932. Not only had their attempted February 1933 assassination failed, their 1934 coup d’etat plans were also thwarted by a patriotic General named Smedley Darlington Butler. To make matters worse, their efforts to keep America out of the war in the hopes of co-leading the New World Order alongside Germany, France and Italy was also falling apart. A As I outlined in my recent article How to Crush a Bankers’ Dictatorship, between 1933-1939, FDR had imposed sweeping reforms on the banking sector, thwarted a major attempt to create a global Bankers’ dictatorship under the Bank of International Settlements, and mobilized a broad recovery under the New Deal...
​ ​Wall Street’s corporatist organizations were called out by FDR during a powerful 1938 speech as the president reminded the Congress of the true nature of fascism:
​ ​“The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism – ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power… Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing. This concentration is seriously impairing the economic effectiveness of private enterprise as a way of providing employment for labor and capital and as a way of assuring a more equitable distribution of income and earnings among the people of the nation as a whole.”​...

​ By the end of 1945, the Truman Doctrine and Anglo-American “special relationship” replaced FDR’s anti-colonial vision, while an anti-communist witch hunt turned America into a fascist police state under FBI surveillance. Everyone friendly to Russia was targeted for destruction and the first to feel that targeting were FDR’s close allies Henry Wallace and Harry Dexter White whose 1948 death while campaigning for Wallace’s presidential bid put an end to anti-colonialists running the IMF.
​ ​In the decades after WWII, those same financiers who brought the world fascism went straight back to work infiltrating FDR’s Bretton Woods Institutions such as the IMF and World Bank, turning them from tools of development, into tools of enslavement. This process was fully exposed in the 2004 book Confessions of an Economic Hit man by John Perkins.


​(Pictured below is your news aggregator holding first 3 Black Krim tomatoes from Yoakum garden, standing within form for concrete work slab, to go with workshop. We poured that slab yesterday, Monday 5/11/20. Thanks Randy and Roark!
It was another working weekend)​


  1. Can you tell us what are the clinical signs that would prompt you to prescribe the HCQ+AZ (zinc)combination please.

    1. Coronavirus disease confined to nose and upper throat, with rawness and loss of smell, is not a real threat, so I don't treat for that. For most people, it does not advance into lungs, gut or bloodstream in any significant way. When symptoms arise in lung or gut, I see them as worth treating, because there is now threat of serious systemic illness, though not certainty. I see people for testing who have already resolved lung symptoms, fever and diarrhea, who test positive.
      What has been very wrong has been the practice of not testing without these symptoms that justify immediate treatment, then waiting, waiting, waiting for a test result...