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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Human Confusion Update

Complex Polynomials,

  Texas is finally getting a small uptick in positive COVID tests and hospitalizations, in the post-Easter period. The rapid antigen (fewer false positives) percent positive rate has ticked up to 3.4%. 
Is this the UK strain? Is this Brazilian strain? Was this entire families of all ages, and churches getting together? 
All of the above?

The UK B 1.1.7. variant is the most reported in the US, followed by the Brazilian P.1 variant, which is more contagious, more deadly, partly vaccine-resistant, and reports from Brazilian treating physicians, using Ivermectin based therapies, are that it is harder to treat with the medicines they have been using, though it does still respond and improve with those medicines.

I remember Judd For The Defense and Perry Mason: Thanks Jeremy
American Hero: Ralph C. Lorigo Fights for Client Rights Including Access to Ivermectin for COVID-19 Patients At Risk
​  ​Especially if elderly high risk patients present advanced COVID-19, Lorigo has personally seen the drug potentially contribute to saving the lives of clients. Interestingly, the attorney reports that it would appear that hospital administrations are the most recalcitrant to the idea, even if the patients and the ICU doctor are in support. It’s as if the COVID-19 wings of all hospitals are completely opposed to any suggestion of this particular medication. In the age of COVID-19, the COVID-19 wing is sort of a “federalized” operation.

​  ​CS Lewis said, “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.” ...
​  ​Covid-19 vaccine passports, the latest insult in the unending stream of scientifically inapt actions as outlined above, is already driving extensive anguish and debate. These digital passports linked to one’s entire life experience with geolocated data and one’s personal medical information represents the latest intrusion and attack on our freedoms that have been put before the easily distracted populace. These passports are simply unjustifiable on any grounds, not the least of which is the fact that SARS CoV-2 is no more deadly on a population level than influenza. Ostensibly, the passports are designed to allow individuals to partake in everyday commerce and “life” with freedom.

​Whitney Webb:  The Military Origins of Facebook
  Facebook’s growing role in the ever-expanding surveillance and “pre-crime” apparatus of the national security state demands new scrutiny of the company’s origins and its products as they relate to a former, controversial DARPA-run surveillance program that was essentially analogous to what is currently the world’s largest social network.
(Total Information Awareness: TIA)
​  ​The TIA program met with considerable citizen outrage after it was revealed to the public in early 2003. TIA’s critics included the American Civil Liberties Union, which claimed that the surveillance effort would “kill privacy in America” because “every aspect of our lives would be catalogued,” while several mainstream media outlets warned that TIA was “fighting terror by terrifying US citizens.” As a result of the pressure, DARPA changed the program’s name to Terrorist Information Awareness to make it sound less like a national-security panopticon and more like a program aiming specifically at terrorists in the post-9/11 era...
​  ​The information that LifeLog gleaned from an individual’s every interaction with technology would be combined with information obtained from a GPS transmitter that tracked and documented the person’s location, audio-visual sensors that recorded what the person saw and said, as well as biomedical monitors that gauged the person’s health. Like TIA, LifeLog was promoted by DARPA as potentially supporting “medical research and the early detection of an emerging epidemic.”
​  ​Critics in mainstream media outlets and elsewhere were quick to point out that the program would inevitably be used to build profiles on dissidents as well as suspected terrorists. Combined with TIA’s surveillance of individuals at multiple levels, LifeLog went farther by “adding physical information (like how we feel) and media data (like what we read) to this transactional data.”

​  ​Top US officials are reportedly calling for a hard look at China’s plans for a digital yuan, after raising concerns that the new currency may potentially challenge the greenback as the world’s dominant reserve currency.
​  ​Officials at the Treasury, State Department, Pentagon, and National Security Council are currently trying to explore the potential implications of China’s new sovereign digital currency, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg...
​  ​Last year, the People’s Bank of China revealed plans to have its sovereign digital currency ready in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics. China became the first country in the world to test such a product on a national level.
​  ​According to the Chinese central bank, the new currency will share some features with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The digital yuan is projected to replace banknotes and coins.
​  ​The White House is said not to be planning any measures against the e-yuan, but is highly interested in creating a digital dollar.


​  I personally like that the US may create a competitive (lossless-I-presume)​ digital dollar to replace paper $100 bills as the global anonymously circulating currency of  economies everywhere. If the initial creation of each "dollar" lies with the Treasury, not with private banking, then the benefits of "seigniorage" accrue to the collective, not the private. Creation of debt-money-at-interest could be curtailed, or value contributed to the commons (even if through a captured bureaucracy).

​Cash Money​ 

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