Monday, December 6, 2021

Reality Flails Narratives

 Revisiting Archetypes,

Gail Tverberg,  Is it possible that the world is approaching end times?  (This approach may recruit a new group of readers for this important perspective.)

  I frequently write that the world economy is, in physics terms, a dissipative structure that is powered by energy. It can grow for a time, but eventually it reaches limits of many kinds. Ultimately, it can be expected to stop growing and collapse.
  It seems to me that the world economy is showing signs that it has reached a turning point. Economic growth stopped in 2020 and is having trouble restarting in 2021. Fossil fuel energy of all types (oil, coal and natural gas) is in short supply, relative to the world’s huge population. Ultimately, this inadequate energy supply can be expected to pull the world economy toward collapse.  

  The world economy doesn’t behave the way most people would expect. Standard modeling approaches miss the point that economies require adequate supplies of energy products of the right kinds, provided at the right times of day and year, if they are to keep from collapsing. Shortages are not necessarily marked by high prices; prices that are too low for producers will bring down the energy supply quickly. A collapse may occur due to inadequate demand...

  We are not used to living in a world where very little that is published by the Mainstream Media makes sense. But when we live in a time where no one wants to hear what is true, the system changes in a bizarre way, so that a great deal that is published is false

  Economists have chosen instead to make models that assume no limits are ahead. They seem to assume that all problems will be fixed by innovation, substitution and the pricing mechanism. They produce forecasts suggesting that the economy can grow endlessly in the future. Based on these forecasts, they provide input to models that reach the conclusion that amazingly large amounts of fossil fuels will be extracted in the future. Based on these nonsensical models, our problem is not the near-term limits that we are reaching; instead, our chief problem is climate change. Its impacts occur mostly in the future

  .A corollary to this belief system is that it is we humans who are in charge and not the laws of physics. We can expect governments to protect us. We don’t need any outside help from a literal Higher Power who created the laws of physics. We need to listen to what the authorities on earth tell us. In fact, in troubled times, governments need more authority over their citizens. The many concerns regarding COVID-19 make it easy for governments to increase their control over citizens. We are told that it is only by following the mandates of governments that we will get through this strange time...  

  In fact, we are colliding with resource limits, right now. This seems to be what produced the bizarre situation experienced in 2020...

  As time went on, it became very clear that the true nature of the COVID-19 epidemic was being hidden from citizens. It was, and is, not a terribly dangerous illness if it is treated properly with any number of inexpensive medications including aspirin, ivermectin, antihistamine and steroids. In fact, the severity of the disease could also be lessened by taking vitamin D in advance. There really was not a great deal of point to the vaccines, except to enrich the vaccine manufacturers and those who would benefit from the sale of the vaccines, including Anthony Fauci and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

  It also became clear that the vaccines don’t really do what a person might expect a vaccine to do. They do tend to stop severe illness, but taking vitamin D in advance would provide pretty much the same benefit. They don’t stop COVID-19 from circulating because vaccinated people can still catch COVID-19. The vaccines seem to have any number of side effects, including raising the risk of heart attacks.

  The historical period most similar to the current period, in terms of shortage of energy supply, is that between World War I and World War II. At that time, the Jews were persecuted. Now, there is an attempt to divide the world into Vaccinated and Unvaccinated, with the Unvaccinated persecuted. When the economy cannot produce enough goods and services for all members of the economy, the economy seems to divide into almost warring parts....

  Europe is the part of the world where the push for vaccinations is now highest. It is also in terrible shape with respect to energy supply. By ostracizing the unvaccinated, European countries can attempt to cut back their economies to the size that their energy supply will support, without admitting the real problem...

  It is disturbing to think that we may be living near the end of the world economy, but there is an upside to this situation. We have had the opportunity to live at a time with more conveniences than any other civilization. We can appreciate the many conveniences we have.

  We also have the opportunity to decide how we want to live the rest of our lives. We have been led for many years down the path of believing that economic growth will last forever; all we need to do is have faith in the government and our educational institutions. If we figure out that this really isn’t the path to follow, we can change course now. If we want to choose a more spiritual approach, this is a choice we can still make.

  The Ethical Skeptic presents a well developed, detailed, graphically supported and logical case that SARS-CoV-2 actually escaped from a Chinese lab in early 2018, spread and mutated more slowly than announced, was kept as a mystery, though Chinese (and other) people were hospitalized a lot in 2018 and 2019. Chinese SARS-CoV-2 cases were actually in a final third-wave peak when "discovered" in Wuhan in late 2019. 
Due to natural immunity, China was able to have great success with lockdowns, as it would have had with doing nothing at all. 
  The rest of the world was misled, but found ways to make political lemonade out of the lockdown-lemon. Regions of Asia and Oceana, like India and Australia, actually had a lot more herd immunity by 2020, which was explained and dealt with in different ways. 
  The saga of the lost Omicron variant is also investigated in detail. This variant has a last common ancestor with other COVID strains a long time ago, which could (barely) have happened if it derived from an initial lab leak in March 2018, but it may well have been released later, even intentionally, due to its specific engineered characteristics. It is not more deadly, but quite different, and does evade the antibodies to January 2020 spike protein very effectively.
  If this virus is actually spread more through (Gross!) aerosolized fecal particles, then a mode of spread to whitetail-deer is readily explained, and also some of the early patterns of mass epidemics in the US. Mapping graphs explain this.

The Twilight of the Narrative, ​​ Posted on the Seneca Effect blog 
... One of the main changes wrought by the internet is the shattering of “grand narratives”...
  As the corona event drags on interminably, there are those in the dissenter camp who still think the “narrative is about to crack” any day now and the “truth” will be revealed.
  This mindset from the old, pre-internet world is no longer valid in the world we live. There is no unifying narrative any more that is going to crack and be replaced by a better, more truthful narrative. Rather, there are now just a seemingly infinite number of sub-narratives with a dominant narrative imposed on top of them...
  Narratives must evolve organically with a feedback loop between top-down and bottom-up. The increasing use of censorious tactics in the last couple of years reveals the underlying weakness of the dominant narrative. The powers that be have gone all out in attempting to hold together a narrative that itself doesn’t make sense as it is changed willy-nilly according to purely political considerations.
  It’s tempting to think the politicians are doing it on purpose with some larger objective in mind. But what if there is no larger objective? What if these tactics are simply what is required now to create any type of dominant narrative at all? What if these tactics are now the price you pay to create a narrative? ...
  The price to create a dominant narrative has gone up for a number of reasons but one is that the internet opened the floodgates on the flow of information and allowed multiple alternative narratives to be created...
  The public discourse which existed prior to the internet was facilitated through a system in which the media was known as the “fourth estate”. Its job was to hold government to account. Of course, this was not a perfect system but, as the saying goes, it seems it was better than all the others. It was certainly better than the system we have now where the media does not hold the government to account at all and is little more than a public relations branch of the government...
  Whatever the ethical dimensions of these issues, what lies beneath is the fact that the media companies are no longer viable businesses capable of existing without government support. Because they are now reliant on government money, their function as the fourth estate that holds government to account has also all but disappeared. That’s a problem for them but it’s also a problem for the government. The “official narrative” is transmitted through the legacy media. If the legacy media goes away, so does the narrative... The government needs the media as much as the media needs the government.
  I would argue that the public also needs the media. It needs the media to act as its representative. That was the whole point of the Fourth Estate arrangement. The public paid for the media and that meant the media had an incentive to represents the readership’s interests. But that is all gone now...
 “The system” can no longer control the discourse the way it previously could. This is not a trivial matter. It leads us back to one of Plato’s most dangerous ideas which is the Noble Lie...  We could soften it by calling them myths or ideals but the effect is the same. The myths and ideals are the glue that holds things together and, according to Plato, without them society will disintegrate.
  Our post-internet public discourse provides some evidence for this assertion. It has become completely detached from reality or, to put it another way, it represents only one version of reality: the one that comes from the top-down. This process is especially advanced in the US. It hit a fever pitch with the Trump presidency and has not relaxed since. There are now at least two mutually incompatible narratives going on in the US meaning that agreement about the fundamentals which hold society together is called into question on an almost daily basis...
  As a result, a large proportion of the population no longer has any faith whatsoever in the system. That holds true no matter who is in power. The dominant narrative is now nothing more than the story told by those in power.
  In Australia and much of Europe and Canada, we are just now catching up with the US. Here in Melbourne, more than a hundred thousand people marched against the government last weekend. The Premier’s response was to write them off as “thugs” and “extremists”. It reminded me an awful lot of Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” moment. When politicians no longer feel like they need to accommodate the interests and opinions of a substantial proportion of the population you know the narrative is already fractured...
  The same goes for the demonstrators in Europe who are simply ignored by the mainstream media. Because the public discourse no longer pretends to reflect reality, nobody really believes in it including the people who nominally go along with it. Deep down they also must know that it is fake...
  We are entering a time when even the idea of a centralised narrative is no longer believed in. If Plato was right, this fact alone is an existential threat to the state and it is understandable that the state would strive to fix the problem. But it’s almost certainly too late...
Will that lead to the disintegration of the state? Plato would have said yes. We may be about to test that theory.

​Jim Kunstler picks up the narrative thread..
  For instance, a new study and warning from the American Heart Association concluded that mRNA vaccines dramatically increase risk of developing heart disease between 11 and 25 percent. Twitter slapped an “unsafe” warning on anyone attempting to transmit this news on its sacred app. Unsafe to whom, or what?  Why, to the sacred narrative, of course, which is that the USA must be kept in a never-ending paranoid uproar over Covid — certainly until at least past the 2022 elections, in order to maintain all the emergency mail-in ballot provisions that enable voting fraud...
  Meanwhile, the emerging reality of Omicron is that it has a much lower transmission coefficient than its predecessor, the Delta variant, and produces only mild symptoms of illness...
  Anyway, two federal judges rendered decisions striking down Acting President Fauci’s vaccine mandates. The second ruling, penned by U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty of Louisiana’s Western District, featured a particularly lusty and detailed diagnosis of the mandate’s constitutional impropriety, and extended the injunction against vax mandates to all fifty states.
  This leaves the USA in a distinctly exceptional position among the other nations within the loose confederation of Western Civ. Thanks to manifestations of sanity on the federal bench, the vax mandates appear DOA here now, while Austria and Germany have rushed into full-blown psychotic fugues over Omicron, announcing harsh punishments for their unvaxxed...
  The Covid psychosis is just a reassignment of the Trump derangement, which was provoked by the generalized anxiety about collapsing industrial societies. The reasons for the collapse are not hard to grok: a declining resource base, especially affordable, economically plausible oil, a financial system purposefully detached from on-the-ground material reality, and sets of grossly foolish over-investments in complexity...

Do you know why there isn't an EUA [emergency use authorization]​ for fluvoxamine?​   Steve Kirsch​
The drug works. Amazingly well. Better than anything else against COVID when given early. So why isn't there an EUA? 
​  ​The Pfizer 6-month trial showed no all-cause mortality benefit; in fact, if anything, it showed that the vaccine killed more people than it saved. Sure, one COVID life was saved per 22,000 fully vaxed, but the all-cause mortality strongly favored the placebo (21 died in vaccine group vs. 17 in placebo). Doctors rush to recommend it. Nobody is skeptical.
​  ​Fluvoxamine on the other hand actually demonstrated a 12 times reduction in all-cause mortality in the Phase 3 trial. It really saved lives and the difference was dramatic in the clinical trial: “There was one death in the fluvoxamine group and 12 in the placebo group for the per-protocol population (OR 0·09; 95% CI 0·01–0·47).” But the NIH ignored the drug and didn’t even mention this astonishing result on the NIH treatment guidelines. The study wasn’t even mentioned at all in the guidelines. It was like it never happened.​..
​  ​Why isn’t there an EUA for fluvoxamine? The reason is simple. We tried. And after 6 weeks of waiting, we were told that to get an EUA for a repurposed drug, you have to partner with a drug company in the EUA application. Because no drug company will partner with us, even if we pay all the filing costs, there won’t be an EUA. Ever.

​In Vietnam (a batch ending in 20A or 21A, perhaps?):  ​120 children hospitalized, province suspends Pfizer vaccine batch
​  ​Thanh Hoa has suspended the use of a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine batch after over 120 students were hospitalized following their inoculation.
Since November 30, the central province has been vaccinating children aged 15-17 with the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. However, over 120 of the children were admitted to hospitals after exhibiting symptoms like nausea, high fever or breathing difficulties, the provincial Center for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.​..
  Over the past week, three children have died following their vaccination with the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Bac Giang, Hanoi and Binh Phuoc. The cause of death has been determined as "overreaction to the vaccine."

1 in 2680 young men develop acute myocarditis/pericarditis in adolescents following Comirnaty vaccination in Hong Kong, Robert Malone MD, MS
  ​Strong data from a peer reviewed article in the J​ournal of Clinical Infectious Disease shows that there is a significant increase in the risk of myocarditis/pericarditis following Comirnaty vaccination among Chinese male adolescents, especially after the second dose. Onset of myocarditis was a median of 2 days after vaccination. The clinically significant (acute and/or “mild”) myocarditis/pericarditis incidence rate came in at one out of every 2680 young males.​..
​  This study was an analysis of hospital records of myocarditis/pericarditis, so did not include adolescents who may have developed the disease but did not seek medical attention.
​  ​Many pediatric cardiologists including my colleague and friend Dr. Kirk Milhoan, MD, PhD (MD board certified in pediatric cardiology, PhD. in vascular inflammation) assert that there is no such thing as “mild” myocarditis in children. Myocarditis causes heart damage. Heart damage is for life - the heart does not heal by replacing damaged cells. It scars. Scars in the heart can lead to changes in electrical conduction in heart muscle, which in turn can result in “sudden death” due to changes in heart beat regularity and muscular contraction of the heart. These events may happen at any time, particularly when the heart is stressed in some way.

"Trust" , Steve Kirsch   
(The vaccines cause formation of antibodies against a placental protein, syncytin, which also occurs in the SARS-CoV-2 capsule.)
28X increase in stillbirths in multiple parts of Canada?
But get this... it's only happening to vaccinated moms. I wonder what is causing this? When Canada's top health official was asked for evidence, she said to trust the authorities...
​  ​And that NEJM study on the matter? Well it, at the time that was written, it was too early to know the outcome of the pregnancies since many of the women were just vaccinated. The study should have finished by now, but we only hear crickets as to what the final results of the study were. 
I wonder why that is? Does anyone know?

 Janci Chunn Lindsay, Ph.D., a molecular biologist and toxicologist, has called for an immediate halt to COVID-19 mRNA and DNA vaccines due to multiple safety concerns  
​  ​There’s credible concern that the COVID jabs will cross-react with syncytin (a retroviral envelope protein) and reproductive genes in sperm, ova and placenta in ways that may impair fertility and reproductive outcomes​...
​  Lindsay described how she aided the development of a contraceptive vaccine in the 1990s that ended up causing unintended autoimmune destruction and sterility in animals which, despite careful pre-analysis, had not been predicted. 
​  ​She explains: “We were developing what was meant to be a temporary contraceptive vaccine, which was very attractive because it prevented fertilization rather than preventing implantation — or it should have; that was the idea. Unfortunately, even though quite a bit of analysis was done in different animal models to make sure that it did not have an autoimmune action, it did end up having an autoimmune action and caused complete ovarian destruction
​  ​Now it's used in that manner [for permanent sterilization] in dogs, cats and other animals. 
So, that's a cautionary tale of how animal studies can help us avoid mistakes in humans when they're used properly, and when proper animal studies are done.”

Now or Never, The Great Transition Must Be Imposed,  Alastair Crooke  Thanks Eleni in colonial Athens for this series of stories.
  Were you following the news this last week? Vaccine mandates are everywhere: one country, after another, is doubling-down, to try to force, or legally compel, full population vaccination. The mandates are coming because of the massive uptick in Covid – most of all in the places where the experimental mRNA gene therapies were deployed en masse...
  Of course, the Pharma-Establishment know that the vaccines are no panacea. There are ‘higher interests’ at play here. It is driven rather by fear that the window for implementing its series of ‘transitions’ in the U.S. and Europe is closing. Biden still struggles to move his ‘Go-Big’ social spending plan and green agenda transition through Congress by the midterm election in a year’s time...
​ Time is short. The midterm elections are but 12 months away, after which the legislative window shuts. The Green ‘transition’ is stuck too (by concerns that moving too fast to renewables is putting power grids at risk and elevating heating costs unduly​)​...
​  ​It’s a race for the U.S. and Europe, where the pandemic is back in full force across Europe, to push through their re-set agendas, before variants seize up matters with hospitals crowded with the vaccinated and non-vaccinated; with riots in the streets, and mask mandates at Christmas markets...
...Is the turn to authoritarianism in Europe a sign of desperation as fears grow that the various ‘transitions’ planned under the ‘re-set’ umbrella (financial, climate, vaccine and managerial expert technocracy) may never be implemented?
​  ​Cut short rather, as spending plans are hobbled by accelerating inflation; as the climate transition fails to find traction amongst poorer states (and at home, too); as technocracy is increasingly discredited by adverse pandemic outcomes; and Modern Monetary Theory hits a wall, because – well, inflation again...
​  ​There are powerful oligarchic interests behind the Re-Set. They do not want to see it go down, nor see the West eclipsed by its ‘competitors’. So it seems that rather than back off, they will go full throttle and try to impose compliance on their electorates: tolerate no dissidence.​..
  As one high ‘lodge’ member, favouring a form of global governance notes, to make people accept such reforms, you must frighten them.
  ​Yes, the collective of ‘transitions’ must have their ‘Big, overarching Narrative’ – however hollow, it rings (i.e. the struggle to defend democracy against authoritarianism). But it is the nature of today’s cultural-meme war that ultimately its content becomes little more than a rhetorical shell, lacking all sincerity at its core.
  It serves principally, as decoration to a ‘higher order’ project: The preservation of global ‘rules of the road’, framed to reflect U.S. and allied interests, as the base from which the clutch of ‘transitions’ can be raised up into a globally managed order which preserves the Élite’s influence and command of major assets...
  Western foreign policy becomes less about geo-strategy, but rather is primordially focussed on the three ‘big iconic issues’ – China, Russia and Iran – that can be given an emotional ‘charge’ in order to profitably mobilise certain identified ‘constituencies’ in the U.S. domestic cultural war. All the various U.S. political strands play this game.
​  ​The aim is to ‘nudge’ domestic American psyches (and those of their allies) into mobilisation on some issue (such as more protectionism for business against Chinese competition), or alternatively, imagined darkly, in order to de-legitimise an opposition, or to justify failures. These mobilisations are geared to gaining relative domestic partisan advantage, rather than having strategic purpose.​..
​  Russia and China therefore face a reality in which European and U.S. élites are heading in the opposite direction to epistemological purity and well-founded argument. That is to suggest, the new ‘normal’ is about generating a lot of contradictory realities, not just contradictory ideologies, but actual mutually-exclusive ‘realities’, which could not possibly simultaneously exist...
​ ​This is a highly risky game, for it forces a resistance stance on those targeted states – whether they seek it, or not. It underlines that politics is no more about considered strategy: It is about being willing for the U.S. to lose strategically (even militarily), in order to win politically.​..
  ​These countries understand exactly the point of these value and rights-loaded ‘rules’. It is to force compliance on these states to acquiesce to the ‘transitions, or, to suffer isolation, boycott and sanction – in a similar way to the choices being forced on those in the West not wishing to vaccinate (i.e. no jab; no job).​..
  But do the U.S. practitioners of meme-politics, absorb and comprehend that the stance by Russia-China – in riposte – is not some same-ilk counter-mobilisation done to ‘make a point’? That their vision does stand at variance with ‘the rules’? Do they see that their ‘red lines’ may indeed be ‘red lines’ literally? Is the West now so meme-addicted, it cannot any longer recognise real national interests?

‘Ideological Fanaticism’: The Folly of Seeing Human Systems as Hardware​ 
  ​It seems that the ‘politics of fear’ may be ‘crossing the aisle’. But, in this shift, Big Tech cannot ride so easily to the Establishment’s rescue. With the vaccine meme, it has been relatively routine for the Tech social media to censor and delete all contrarian opinion, whether credentialed or not; but when it comes to inflation, ‘fact-checking’ becomes not just redundant, but counter-productive, for the ‘facts’ are visible with every purchase made. And every consumer can attest that prices are rising well above 6.2%​ ...
​  On the whole, the ‘meme-politics of lockdown and vaccine mandates’ may be fading, but the inflation meme and the economic aftermath meme has only just begun​.
....this dualistic way of ratiocination runs through all of western modernity. Tech vaccines are the solution to the Covid virus. And, forced (human) separation is good for placing the malware into quarantine. The real-economy is the hardware that Central Bank ‘software’ will protect against recessionary pathogens. The Davos’ Re-Set will upload new global software for a ‘fairer, greener future’. A fourth Industrial Revolution is the digital technological management that will clean out Climate malware. Etc, etc.
​  In reality, all these are highly complex network systems, not susceptible to dualistic intervention. They work – if they work – as organic wholes. At best, we face systemic instability, as a result of these naïve ‘software’ interventions. At worst, systemic collapse.

U.S. Supremacy by Any Other Name​  ​
​  ​Great Power competition it turns out, is nothing other than the globalist, U.S.-centred, rules based world order. The U.S. abstains from ‘transforming’ (i.e. colour revolutionising) the CCP, because it can’t; that tool still applies to lesser fish (i.e. Nicaragua)...​ 
  ​All energy is directed to keeping the creaking system aloft (whether the EU’s, or the American ‘rules of the road’), rather than finding real solutions. Cleavages open, that cannot be politically contained; resentments bubble away; crises are managed, not resolved; time is played for; reform is incremental and then, suddenly, unilateral; and, in the end, stasis reigns. It is called Merkelism in Europe (after the German Chancellor)...
​  ​On the other hand, bad as this is (given the economic crises facing us), its greater ‘sin’ (as articulated by Sullivan) is his demand for global ‘rules’, whose scaffold is simply “the interests and values of the U.S. and its allies and partners”. Sullivan says that the U.S. no longer seeks to transform China’s system (that is good), but insists that China operate within an ‘order’ built around U.S. interests and values – tout court. And, as Sullivan indicated, U.S. diplomatic effort is to be directed at coercing Chinese compliance to this system. Nowhere are the costs to allies mentioned, who would have to forego their relations with China or Russia, in order to please Biden.
​  ​The bigger ‘sin’, quite simply, is that the time for such haughty ambitions has passed. The world balance has changed qualitatively, and not just quantitatively. Both China and Russia – the other two components to General Milley’s tri-partite world – have said it plainly enough: They refuse lectures by the West.

​Alastair Crooke points out that American politicians are in the very long established habit of taking cheap little actions (like the War in Grenada) for immediate political gain, while ignoring critical long term implications and erosion of political relationships and strategic advantages. Russia and China do not suffer such short-termism.​
Losing Militarily & Strategically, in Order to ‘Win’ Politically (but Ephemerally)
In the wake of the Kabul withdrawal débacle, the U.S. administration is in a tearing hurry to give Biden the semblance of foreign policy success.

​  China also has very real political and economic stresses and looming financial default. China will need a face-saving war of national unity behind Xi and the CCP when the financial house of cards collapses, or they will face a power transition. 
  Former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe warns China in a global forum that militarily attacking Taiwan would inevitably trigger war with Japan (territorial waters) and thence with the US, and be economically ruinous. 
  A CCP official replied to insult Abe personally, but the message was clear, and "unofficially official". It is the case that no power alliance can allow Taiwanese chip manufacturing to fall exclusively into the hands of an adversary. It is completely critical to any advanced economy.​ This would be a major war. It would have to be. Thanks Kimo.

There is a lot of complexity as NATO , Russian-Ukrainians, and Ukrainian power elites jockey for any kind of strategic advantage, which would make a move favorable. Russia much prefers that things calm down, prefers to prevent an attack on the Donbass by Ukraine/NATO, and must keep Ukraine/NATO from having a beguiling military advantage. Turkey's Erdogan plays a very risky and fancy global power game.
​  ​In a Friday phone call Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Ukraine is using Turkish-made drones against pro-Russia separatists in the war-torn Donbass region. Putin put the Turkish leader on notice over the "destabilizing" activity of the continued drone transfers from Turkey to Ukraine.

​These are Mach-9 hypersonic "Zircon" anti ship missiles with 600 mile range, in fixed positions on remote islands​. Russia does not announce plans, just facts-in-existence.
This gives Russia a moderating position between the US/Japan and China, not in the Taiwan Straits, but the oceans around northern Japan. It also affords some further protection to the Russian east coast. It would exclude hostile military ships within striking range.
Russia Deploys Anti-Ship Missiles Near Japan On Disputed Kuril Islands
​  ​The status of ownership of the islands, which Russia de facto currently controls and has small bases on, is still unresolved since the end of WWII as a treaty regarding their status is still being negotiated.
​  ​On Thursday the Russian Defense Ministry announced the military has stationed its Bastion coastal missile defense system on a remote part of the island chain near Japan, identified as the island of Matua. These are considered "shore-based anti-ship missile systems" - seen as also potentially threatening to Japan's Western allies, given for example US warships have recently traversed nearby waters.

Russia is primed for a Persian Gulf security 'makeover'​  ,  Pepe Escobar
Russia is the one state with the necessary clout, tools, sweeteners and relationships to nudge the Persian Gulf into a new security paradigm
​...Essentially, Moscow is reviving the Collective Security Concept for the Persian Gulf Region, an idea that has been simmering since the 1990s. Here is what the concept is all about.
​  ​So if the US administration’s reasoning is predictably short-termwe need Iranian oil back in the market – the Russian vision points to systemic change.
​  ​The Collective Security Concept calls for true multilateralism – not exactly Washington’s cup of tea – and “the adherence of all states to international law, the fundamental provisions of the UN Charter and the resolutions of the UN Security Council.”​ ...
​  Geopolitically, Russia holds the definitive ace: it maintains good relationships with all actors in the Persian Gulf and beyond, talks to all of them frequently, and is widely respected as a mediator by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, and other GCC members.
​  ​Russia also offers the world’s most competitive and cutting edge military hardware to underpin the security needs of all the parties.​..
​  ​And that brings us to the essential Pipelineistan angle, which in the Russia–Iran case revolves around the new, multi-trillion dollar Chalous gas field in the Caspian Sea...
  Chalous, in fact, will enable Iran  – with Russian input – to become a major gas exporter to Europe, something that Brussels evidently relishes. The head of Iran’s KEPCO, Ali Osouli, expects a “new gas hub to be formed in the north to let the country supply 20 percent of Europe’s gas needs.”
​  ​According to Russia’s Transneft, Chalous alone could supply as much as 52 percent of natural gas needs of the whole EU for the next 20 years.
​  ​Chalous is quite something: a twin-field site, separated by roughly nine kilometers, the second-largest natural gas block in the Caspian Sea, just behind Alborz. It may hold gas reserves equivalent to one-fourth of the immense South Pars gas field, placing it as the 10th largest gas reserves in the world.
​  ​Chalous happens to be a graphic case of Russia-Iran-China (RIC) geoeconomic cooperation. Proverbial western speculative spin rushed to proclaim the 20-year gas deal as a setback for Iran. The final breakdown, not fully confirmed, is 40 percent for Gazprom and Transneft, 28 percent for China’s CNPC and CNOOC, and 25 percent for Iran’s KEPCO.
​  ​Moscow sources confirm Gazprom will manage the whole project. Transneft will be in charge of transportation, CNPC is involved in financing and banking facilities, and CNOOC will be in charge of infrastructure and engineering.
​  ​The whole Chalous site has been estimated to be worth a staggering  $5.4 trillion.​..
​  Crucially, Moscow also reiterated its full support for Tehran’s position during the current JCPOA round in Vienna, as well as in other Iran-related issues reaching the UN Security Council.
​  ​The fine print on all key Chalous aspects may be revealed in time. It’s a de facto geopolitical/geoeconomic win-win-win for the Russia, Iran, China strategic partnership.

​Ray McGovern speculates about Biden-Putin talks tomorrow. 
Nobody knows, and we won't really know. We'll have to watch for actions. 
(China is invisibly sitting next to Russia. They do not have identical interests, but a lot of overlap, these days.)​

Discussing Reality
pictured recently "inside the box"

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Bad COVID Vaccine Batch Numbers

 Playing Numbers,

  Highly toxic COVID vaccine batch doses ALL end in 20A or 21A. 
3000 batches reviewed in this video presentation. This corresponds to data from Steve Kirsch et al that almost all adverse events came from 5% of vaccine batches..
  Watch the short video running down the list of batches and the adverse reactions in the next column. 
20A looks somewhat worse than 21A. Whatever caused these reactions appears to have been baked-in at the factory. 
No highly toxic batches fail to have numbers ending in 20A or 21A, though not all batches ending in 20A or 21A are highly toxic. 
What's the Secret-Sauce?  
Thanks Jeremy for this 10 minute video exercise in SCIENCE.

Study finds Covid Vaccines increase the risk of Heart Attack by 127%
​  ​Heart attacks are an inflammatory condition, and a new study suggests the mRNA injections produced by both Pfizer and Moderna are raising inflammatory blood markers used to estimate the risk of a person suffering a heart attack.
​  ​The new higher markers hint that in the study group of 500 patients, the 5 year risk of a heart attack has doubled, from 11% to 25%.
​  ​Dr Aseem Malhotra, a consultant cardiologist, points out that in the UK there have been 10,000 excess non-Covid deaths — many of which were due to heart attack and stroke. If the mRNA vaccines were increasing the risk of heart attacks, even temporarily, this would explain some of the excess deaths. Inflammation might be temporary, but death usually isn’t.

Court Orders FDA To Comply With FOIA and Release Information On Pfizer Vaccine – First Batch of Documents Shows Over 1,200 Vaccine Deaths WITHIN FIRST 90 DAYS

​  Dad is off the vent and home from the ICU.  Only daughter , Trista, an Engineer, saved her father from death-by-hospital.
From Near Death in a Hospital to Happy at Home, a Father Is Saved by His Daughter and Ivermectin
Sun Ng's daughter had to sue an Illinois hospital to allow a doctor to give her father the safe, FDA-approved drug that saved his life.

  ​I have been introduced to the Medical Vitamin-D research of David Grimes MD. Here he explores a Calcitriol study from a September post. Deaths went from 12% without this active vitamin-D supplement to 0 in the supplemented group, and ICU admissions were also reduced. He points out that Safety-Rules in management of data like this, especially in the context of so many other studies showing benefits of vitamin-D. It is much safer than the current "vaccines", and appears  reliably beneficial, in any form.

  Here are the summaries of many studies using single or occasionally-recurrent high doses of vitamin D3 or vitamin D2. It appears that doses of 200,000 to 300,000 units of either of these forms (D3 is OTC. D2 is Rx) provides a normalization, or even optimization of blood level of this "hormone", which allows the immune system to function normally. [That is 40-60 pills of 5000 unit D3, or 4-6 pills of (Rx) 50,000 unit D2.]

History trying to rhyme? Thanks Noirette (in Neutral Switzerland). [Ursula is an MD, as is her husband, deeply involved in novel biological treatment companies.]
SHOCKING: In the wake of Austria's drastic lockdown of unvaccinated people, EU chief calls for throwing out Nuremberg Code
Ursula Van Der Leyen, the head of the EU commission, told the press on Wednesday that she is in favour of scrapping the long-standing Nuremburg Code and forcing people to get vaccinated against COVID.

​Desperately Doubling Down​
pictured sweeping walkway in garden yesterday with house-under-construction in background

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Increasingly Lame Excuses

Identifying Suspects,

Pepe Escobar reviews some highlights of RFK Jr's book about Tony Fauci, Bill Gates, and co-conspirator "friends". There are a lot of high points.
​  ​Enter the MARS (Mountain Associated Respiratory Virus) simulation during the G20 in Germany in 2017. MARS was about a novel respiratory virus that spread out of busy markets in a mountainous border of an unnamed nation that looked very much like China.
​  ​It gets curiouser and curiouser when one learns that MARS’s two moderators were very close to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and one of them, David Heymann, sat with the Moderna CEO on the Merieux Foundation USA Board. BioMerieux happens to be the French company that built the Wuhan lab.
​  ​Afterward came SPARS 2017 at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation happen to be major funders of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. SPARS 2017 gamed a coronavirus pandemic running from 2025 to 2028. As RFK Jr. notes, “the exercise turned out to be an eerily precise predictor of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
​  ​By 2018 bioweapons expert Peter Daszak was enthroned as the key connector through whom Fauci, Kadlec, DARPA and USAID – which used to be a CIA cover and now reports to the National Security Council – moved grants to fund gain-of-function research, including at the Wuhan Institute of Virology Biosafety Lab.
​  ​Crimson Contagion, overseen by Kadlec after eight months of planning, came in August 2019. Fauci was on board the self-described “functional exercise,” representing the NIH, alongside the CDC’s Robert Redfield and several members of the National Security Council. The war game was held in secret, nationwide. The After-Action Crimson Contagion Report only came out via a FOIA request.
​  ​The star of the Gates pandemic show was undoubtedly Event 201 in October 2019, held only 3 weeks before US intel may – or may not – have suspected that Covid-19 was circulating in Wuhan. Event 201 was about a global coronavirus pandemic. RFK Jr. persuasively argues that Event 201 was as close as possible to a “real-time” simulation.

​Professor Anthony Hall has a detailed article, looking at many of the same facts and trends, and referencing RFK Jr's book extensively.
The Real Anthony: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health  
​  ​In August of 2019 BlackRock organized a meeting of central bankers and their advisers in Jackson Hole in Wyoming. This meeting was planned and implemented well before the Covid crisis reared its head. In retrospect, the timing and content of the meeting signifies the current crisis began with a plan to reorganize global banking and finance, not attend to a public health problem...
  The plan called for a further merger of monetary policy and fiscal policy, in other words a further merger of private central banks and governments. Monetary policy determines the size of the money supply and debt rates. These powers are exercised by private central bankers who were well represented at the Jackson Hole event. Fiscal policy involves spending decisions and such. This area of jurisdiction is usually retained as the formal domain of government authority. Reflecting on the animosity generated in 2007-2010 by the $16 trillions of so-called “bailout” money that went to “too-big-to-fail” financial institutions, the bankers proposed “going direct” with government payouts of “helicopter money” to small businesses and to members of the general public.
  BlackRock Investment Institute distributed copies of Dealing With the Next Downturn to the VIPs assembled at Jackson Hole. The subtext of the document’s title called for a transition From Unconventional Monetary Policy to Unprecedented Policy Coordination...
 Once the anticipated economic downturn came in 2020 BlackRock was hired by the Federal Reserve in the US as well as by the Bank of Canada and the Swedish Riksbank. The financial devastation was caused primarily by the ruination of many small businesses and supply chains through the forced subversion of “lockdowns.”
  BlackRock took on government-like powers as a powerful participant in several financial resets...
   The engineered stock market plunge on Black Friday was part of a long saga that is coming to constitute the most elaborate instance of psychological warfare ever mounted. This psychological warfare is inflicting enormous damage on the mental health of large swaths of the population, but especially on children...
  This hybrid war on humanity is at once psychological, biological and financial. One aim is to depopulate the planet and plunge the survivors of this atrocity into new forms of transhuman enslavement. The opening stages of this new form of enslavement involve inserting bio-digital nanotechnology into our persons so we can be better monitored and controlled. Looking to the future of society where much more of the work will be done by robots, some are trying to bring humans into conformity with the rhythms and demands of far-reaching robotization...
  The creation of so-called vaccine passports should be seen for what it portends in terms of integrating humans more deeply into expanding networks of increasingly powerful Artificial Intelligence...
  Even from the distance of their remote locations, the future masters of the world’s primary data cache would be in a powerful position to reward us, penalize us, torture us, impoverish us, or even shut down our lives altogether. One way of picturing their power is to imagine the implementation of a cashless money transfer system, an outcome already being associated with the elaboration of vaccine passports. This kind of system could be deployed to deny to individuals displaying attributes of disobedience and non-compliance, the capacity to, for instance, purchase food. Humans would become subject to determinations made on the basis of digitalized social credit scores...
  It seems that those who have emerged victorious from this banking history have seized on the exploitation of so-called public health as a new means of making themselves even richer and more omnipotent. They are engaged in removing the few remaining checks and balances on which the fragile viability of our imperfect democracies and recognitions of human rights have depended. By bringing human survivors of depopulation under the authority of private and central systems of “public health,” the process continues of privatizing and centralizing power. The greatest mass of humanity would be placed under the iron grip of a tiny minority...
  New forms of oppression are coming into existence by treating immunity to disease into a commodity. Our oppressors are implicitly telling us that this commercialized immunity is henceforth to derive exclusively from the spout of injected needles. The cost of industrially narrowing the spectrum and vitality of natural immunity comes at a very high human price. Natural immunity would be destroyed from endless rounds of required vaccines as administered through the control device of so-called vaccine passports.

​El Gato Malo: the omicron absurdities continue
About that rapid spread of the Omicron variant...​ There is less than meets the eye, maybe nothing-at-all.​
on nov 23, south africa started including antigen tests in its case count.
it can be clearly seen in this graphic produced by long time gatopal™ @kerpen

so, there’s the mystery of the incredible spread rate solved. it’s a data splice. never, ever trust a trend change that takes place at a data splice. it’s 99%+ likely to be a data artifact. this certainly appears to be.​..
​  omicron is already everywhere...
​  ​next up is vaccine evasion. the answer here is “maybe” though frankly, so were the last ones. in the UK data, the vaccinated were getting much higher case rates than the unvaccinated. so this is hardly new.​..​
​  ​but, unlike past variants, the vaccine companies are now leading the charge on “the vaccines will not work on omicron.” this is a 180 flip from past variant claims.
this represents an interesting pivot. i suspect it is self serving. the data is simply becoming too clear that the vaccines do not stop spread and instead make it worse.​..unless omi is going to lead to worse outcomes than “double the risk of contracting covid” it’s hard to see what the fuss is about, and if that IS the claim, then it’s awfully hard to see why “take more vaxx” is the answer.​..
​  ​so, now we are to believe that because this variant is vaccine evading, the solution is to take twice as much of a vaccine already known to have the worst side effect profile of any vax ever approved for US use and that this variant has already evaded?

  ​This comment that the Omicron B.1.1.529 had 30 mutations in the spike protein alone caught my eye. "Unstable", indeed. 
The mutation rate of this virus is one mutation per week or two. That's 30 to 60 weeks for this one gene alone. 
It has been elsewhere observed that this strain seems to be rather isolated as a lineage. 
All of this would be easy in a lab though, if one wanted to release this specific virus for some reason...​
“Right now there are reasons to think that the Omicron variant could be less pathogenic,” he went on, meaning less able to cause harmful infection.
​  ​Explaining the science behind the hypothesis, Altshtein said that “we already see Omicron has many mutations, more than Delta. More than thirty in a single gene of its spike protein. This is too many, and it means the virus has an unstable genome. As a rule, this sort of infectious agent becomes less dangerous, because evolutionarily, an overwhelming number of mutations leads to a weakening of the virus’s ability to cause disease.”

​From 8/27/21​: SARS-CoV-2 mutation rate.
The virus that causes COVID-19 mutates almost once a week—significantly higher than the rate estimated previously—according to a new study by scientists from the Universities of Bath and Edinburgh.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was previously thought to mutate about once every two weeks.

Two Israeli doctors test positive for Omicron COVID variant
Both doctors were fully vaccinated with three shots of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.
​(One doctor just got in from London, testing negative before his flight, but positive a few days later when he felt sick, after transmitting it to the other doctor, and probably some other people, too.​)

Federal judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for health care workers nationwide
The judge said 'indefinite states of emergency' pose 'grave risks' to civil liberties

COVID-19 Mandates Fail The Jacobson Test (The Supreme Court precedent does not permit the mandate on the grounds used for the 1905 smallpox epidemic)​

​...​A careful reading of Jacobson shows that it is not just an automatic consideration allowing the government to do what it wants when a pandemic emergency has been officially declared. In a pandemic, courts look to Jacobson for precedent as an apparent direct fit, but even so must evaluate the evidence for satisfying all of the Jacobson criteria. As we have shown, Covid-19 vaccine mandates do not satisfy any of the required criteria in Jacobson, let alone all of them.
​  ​The question to be addressed then is why a pandemic infection with approximately 1/20th the natural mortality risk of the previous smallpox pandemic would be subject to the grievous penalties of loss of employment, loss of medical care, loss of necessary activities of daily life, and mandate of vaccines that unlike in the previous pandemic have no long-term safety data. Given that none of the Jacobson criteria have been met, the infringements and demands of the government and its public health agencies have not been justified according to law. This is the argument that must be made as to why the proposed vaccine mandate is an unwarranted overreach inconsistent with established public health policy and law.

Federal Judge Rejects DOD Claim That Pfizer EUA and Comirnaty Vaccines Are ‘Interchangeable’
A federal district court judge rejected a claim by the U.S. Department of Defense that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine being administered under Emergency Use Authorization is interchangeable with Pfizer’s fully licensed Comirnaty vaccine

​The birthplace of Democracy, Crippling fines...
Greece Mandates Vaccines for Adults Over 60 with Calls for Compulsory Vaccinations Echoing Across Europe

​People are leaving the formal economy.  It is not working for them. Wages were barely enough before, and now are not enough to get back in the yoke.
"A Secular Shift": What The Black Death Tells Us About The Labor Market
​  ​As Deutsche Bank strategist Robin Winkler writes, there are many reasons as to why people might be unable to respond to rising wages, such as obstacles to returning to work. Another possible explanation is that people are looking through the ‘money illusion’: they understand that wages are barely rising in real terms.

​"Smart Cities" will further constrain and control people, like smartphone data. ​They are antithetical to complex life.
...The idea of smart cities is born of what Watson describes as “the same human superiority-complex that thinks nature should be controlled”. What’s missing is symbiosis. “Life on Earth is based upon symbiosis,” Watson says. She suggests we replace the saying “survival of the fittest” with “survival of the most symbiotic”. Not as catchy, perhaps. But smarter.

​We've already heard that there is nowhere near enough lithium on planet earth, and that rare-earth elements are also way too rare to supply what is planned.
​  Woodmac gets straight to the point: “delivering the base metals to meet [net zero 2050] pathways strains project delivery beyond breaking point from people and plant to financing and permitting.”
Copper, which Woodmac emphasizes “sits at the nexus of the energy transition” stands out particularly.
  The 19 million tonnes of additional copper that need to be delivered for net-zero 2050 implies a new La Escondida must be discovered and enter production every year for the next 20 years.
  Even if you focus on just one of the obstacles bringing new copper supply online  – the time it takes to build a new mine – and leave aside all other factors, net-zero 2050 has zero chance.

Multipolar World items: (These could both be portrayed as "defensive weapons-systems". There are also new nuclear weapon delivery systems.)
​  ​Speaking to gathered experts, Putin called the development of high-speed missiles as a “necessary” response to “Western actions.”
“We have already successfully conducted tests, and from the beginning of the year we will have in service a sea-based hypersonic missile of Mach 9,” Putin said.
​  ​Although he didn’t name the weapon, the president is most likely talking about Zircon, the world's first hypersonic cruise missile capable of continuous aerodynamic flight while maneuvering in the atmosphere using the thrust of its own engine.
​  ​Earlier this month, Putin revealed, following successful testing, the missiles would be supplied to the Navy from 2022.

​It should be named "Near Earth Orbit Warrior"​
RUSSIA'S new weapon dubbed "Star Warrior" has the West worried as it can blast satellites out of orbit at heights of up to 500 miles above Earth.
Vladimir Putin's state owned TV issued a chilling threat that Russia may deploy the system to destroy some 32 Western satellites to render Nato missiles useless.
...the satellite strike was a deliberate warning to the West not to cross the Kremlin’s red lines on Ukraine.​ the event of worsening relations, Russia could wipe out 32 GPS satellites crucial for Nato’s military operations, including the pinpointing of missile strikes.

​Underclass Warrior​

pictured with beginning of house frame, now underway 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Helpful Push

 Pondering Causality,

  Does a failed-narrative fail without a helpful push?  Just askin'...

  The control-narrative promulgated in our world is something like "COVID will kill worthy-vaccinated and unworthy-doubters unless everybody gets vaccinated frequently forever and locks down whenever we say it's necessary". 
This is different from the original advertising "Vaccines Save!", of course.
This narrative has no limit to how harsh it can become, when a critical mass of people comply with it, no limit at all. See "HISTORY", please.

  We have some interesting tribal characteristics, which don't always get studied, and which are different in nature from our individual characteristics, which get studied a lot, all the time.  Carl Jung and Hannah Arendt did have the full-immersion opportunity to study Mass-Psychosis, which is also called "Mass Formation" in the case of a scared and anxious group of people being made to focus all of their fears and anxieties upon one specified threat, and one way to fight that threat, in order to prevail and survive.  
Mass Psychosis is well explained in this 20 minute illustrated video, which I have posted before.

  Survival of a human group primarily depends upon the group working together in concert, which is a thing we do well. It seems that we do even better when we correctly understand the problem, and work together with a rational plan to overcome the adversity, but that seems to be optional for group cohesion. 
  The predominant form of "reality testing" employed by humans is to ask those around you what they think. That seems to illustrate that group cohesion is a more important trait to inherit than brilliant intellectual analysis.  
  Brilliant analysis, or even a pretty good assessment of facts and mechanisms at play, give a tremendous advantage to a cohesive group, working from that template, over a cohesive group working with "bad facts".

  Our "owners" usually have "better facts", information-asymmetry, because they can hire good analysts. When the interests of the owners and the common people diverge greatly, the condition of "Class War" arises. Class War recurs in our history, but the winners write history, so it is often presented in a way which just makes it look weird and mysterious. 
"Why did people do that back then? They were crazy back then."

  The difficulty for the "owners", the ruling elites, is that they have to get "half of the people to kill the other half of the people" in order to maintain their position of control. This is always horribly bad for both halves of the people, but it is repeatedly accomplished through "Mass Formation". 
  It goes bad for the elites a lot of the time, too. They are quite happy to stab each other in the backs, whenever they can safely do so. Many times, when there is "blood in the streets", a group of elites will lose command of the dominant narrative.

  The current dominant narrative is really weak, and has faded from being merely incorrect, to clearly the opposite, in terms of facts.
   mRNA vaccines, in particular, had a lot of deaths and side effects, which were glossed over, because they "saved lives" (more often than not, for 2-3 months or so), but it appears that they actually drive coronavirus infections and hospitalizations higher after 6 months, and they seem to about double the "excess deaths" in a cohort which receives them. 
  I have been covering those trends, and they are well covered here at The Automatic Earth, "It's Time To Dump Pfizer".

  Dominant narratives are easier to break at some times than at others. 
I keep coming back to "We Are Winning The War In Vietnam", which was the instructive narrative failure of my childhood and teen years. 
  Dad was over there for a year, a US Marine, and we lived on bases and in military towns, for the most part. I was a kid who paid attention and thought for himself ("problem child"). The Tet Offensive of early 1968 really rubbed people's faces in the ugliness of not-winning. 
  Walter Cronkite broke ranks and began gently considering that body count "winning" might never lead to "victory" as we had thought of it in WW-1 and WW-2. 
  The TV news anchors cannot do that again, but the internet has not yet been fully brought under control at the small-blog and email level.

  What is organically coalescing is a more factual narrative among those who reject the dominant narrative. there are 2 levels. 
  The more accessible level is that crony-capitalist corruption has led to the situation where Pfizer got a lead, kept the lead by getting captured government regulators to suppress any solution other than "vaccines", and this has continued, even as "vaccines" are now seen to become counterproductive to survival after 6 months of time. 
  The second level, which is not very inconsistent, posits that this is at least partially intentional, if not originally, then as an adaptation to the lab leak spreading a weaponized viral pathogen uncontrollably in our highly connected world.

  We are not starving. We are not in as bad an economy as we were in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I think that's about to happen, and for some similar reasons. Faith-based-money has been debauched, and the default is under way, as Nixon had to default on the gold standard when the Vietnam War drained America's vast treasure chest. America reached peak oil that same year of 1971. Consequences were felt for a dozen years after that. Now, the global finance markets and all national currencies are debauched, and the whole world has been wringing out more oil from expensive reserves, paid for with faith-based "investment" money.
  We can again expect a failure of currency and a big increase in the price of oil, but globally, not just nationally. Global elites see this, appear to have gotten sold a narrative plot at Event 201 in October 2019, and are trying to stick with it. 
  I think the "Vaccines Save, Do As We Say" narrative is already failing in some places. It's a Swiss Cheese. It's hard for me to judge, because I don't get all of the actual facts about things. 
  The elites really don't have clear information either, not right now. They are sheltered from bad news from the information battlefields. We who are firm and resolute with the more factual narrative are not losing ground. They are also widely separated in the world, and need to look to their personal and regional and national survival first. They know not to trust each other, but not to open themselves to attack by an intact alliance of other elites. That can collapse fast.

  We can't see how many of us there are, but we can see the "better facts" and firmness of resolution within our smaller groups of socialization. We need to prevail in this narrative contest. This is our historical window of opportunity. Yes, for winning we will get a period like the decade from 1973 to 1983, likely worse, since energy-based industrial economy will be in terminal decline. We will have to reconsider every single aspect of how we spend our time and energy. We will need to do this cooperatively and adaptively. When we get together on this realistic narrative track, we should be able to start solving the real problems in our real lives, and not killing each other for the failing paradigm of the parasitic and wasteful elite owners. 
They should learn to ride bikes and grow vegetables, too. It will be good for them.

  Look for every opportunity to demonstrate the truth and to demonstrate the ridiculousness of narrative falsehoods, Brothers and Sisters!

"Joe Biden": 
“I expect the new normal to be, everyone ends up getting vaccinated and the booster shot, so we reduce the number of people who aren’t protected to such a low degree that we’re not seeing the spread of these viruses,” he told reporters.​   [Not how these "vaccines" work, is it?]
People who are fully vaccinated “can celebrate the holidays much more safely than where we were last year,” Biden said, adding 
“That’s a blessing none of us should take for granted.”
He also urged Americans to “wear your masks when you’re indoors in public settings around other people to protect you, to protect those around you.”

​Thanks for this, Dennis:
And another federal court rules against another Biden vaccine mandate - this time for health-care workers​ 
“Plaintiffs are likely to succeed in establishing that the CMS vaccine mandate is arbitrary and capricious.”

​We are prone to think of any word as a "thing". Our minds find that convenient. Some "things" are actually complex and changing internally. We should think of them differently than a brick. The Pfizer mRNA vaccines are like that. Look at the graph and analysis of Pfizer vaccine batches.
Pfizer Systematic Deployment in the USA, Craig Paardekooper
  If the separate companies were deploying high toxicity batches systematically, then the patterns of deployment could be confused and clouded by mixing data for all of the companies. - So, instead of combining all of the VAERS data for Moderna, and for Pfizer, I decided to separate them out. - ​​Here is the complete output for Pfizer only - showing adverse reactions for each sequential batch. - Pfizer deployed about 9500 batches to the USA...  
​  ​If the production of toxic batches was an accident, we would expect their temporal appearance to be random and more scattered. The production of large numbers of toxic batches in close temporal proximity to one another shows that such "accidents" are repeated dozens of times, sequentially ! - 
​  ​In addition to this, these clusters of toxic batches are separated by clear periods of harmless batches - then the sudden appearance of another cluster. - 
​  ​The toxic batches are also clustered into a narrow range of toxicity, rather than having a random spread of toxicity - which is odd if these batches were accidents. - ​  ​Finally, the toxicity of these clusters decreases in steps, linearly over time - again, not what we would expect from the accidental production of toxic batches. - These batches may be Hot Lots by design.  

​Steve Kirsch:  
45% of deaths after COVID vaccination happen in the first 2 weeks
It's 59% at 4 weeks and 63% at 5 weeks.

​Austria, not Australia: ​
People repeatedly snubbing Covid-19 vaccination summons in Austria after immunization becomes compulsory there might face fines of up to $8,100 or several weeks behind bars, according to a draft that was leaked to the media.
The UK is suddenly moving to every 3 month COVID booster shots. Use what doesn't work more and more often!
UK’s minimum gap for Covid booster jabs to be halved to three months
Vaccines watchdog advises speeding up of vaccination scheme to tackle new coronavirus variant

  There were 2 variables at play here, which is not good study design. The vitamin-D treatment group also had comorbidities, things like diabetes and heart disease. They still did twice as well as the low vitamin-D group without comorbidities, in terms of hospitalizations and deaths. 
The level of treatment was not to "optimal" but to "barely normal". 
This looks like a study designed to fail or be unimpressive, which turned out to be impressive , anyway.
Rapid and Effective Vitamin D Supplementation May Present Better Clinical Outcomes in COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Patients...​ 
Results: Our treatment protocol increased the serum 25OHD levels significantly to above 30 ng/mL within two weeks. COVID-19 cases (no comorbidities, no vitamin D treatment, 25OHD <30 ng/mL) had 1.9-fold increased risk of having hospitalization longer than 8 days compared with the cases with comorbidities and vitamin D treatment. Having vitamin D treatment decreased the mortality rate by 2.14 times.
Conclusions: Vitamin D treatment shortened hospital stay and decreased mortality in COVID-19 cases, even in the existence of comorbidities. 
Vitamin D supplementation is effective on various target parameters; therefore, it is essential for COVID-19 treatment.

Omicron Is "Extremely Mild" Says Doctor Who First Discovered Strain

There is also no evidence that absence of vaccination will prevent severe disease from Omicron. 
There is no apparent evidence that Omicron causes severe disease. Quite the contrary.
COVID vaccination also protects very well from severe disease caused by thinking about baseball. 
(At least there's no "evidence" to the contrary.)
Oxford University Says "No Evidence" Vaccines Won't Protect Against Severe Disease Caused By Omicron

Dr Alexander is a good medical analyst and writer.
Are We Overreacting to Omicron?​  Paul E. Alexander Ph.D.​

"SCIENCE" becomes momma's apron for Toddler Fauci, who cannot mount any rational arguments.
He has "bad facts" like lying to congress about not funding gain-of-function research, and natural immunity being much better than vaccine-immunity.. 
He calls names. Senators Ron Paul and Ted Cruz (ugh!) are being mean and anti-science, which is very dangerous. Fauci is THE SCIENCE. 
Nothing factual does he present.

Twitter was initially sold as peer-to-peer free-speech. Now bad ideas will be banned, and pictures of riots, and people committing crimes against other people and/or property. Tony "the science" Fauci is still a public figure, but there is bound to be room to explore the evolution of this not-first-amendment-bound "private platform" under the new manager.
New Twitter CEO's First Decision: Ban Mean Memes

This is the page comparison I mentioned in the last blog post. Ilargi, the blogger at The Automatic Earth first accessed the version that included the B.1.1.529 mention, dated 7/12/21, and when he returned to the site, that had been deleted. The official story is that it was just "updated", which he caught, then un-updated.
(There are more and more hints that this viral strain may have been in circulation globally for months, already. 
There is such a range of presentation of COVID from minimal symptoms to severe illness and death.)

A South African COVID variant was described last March, which did not get as much global traction as expected, but was different enough that it evaded antibodies in the serum of people who had recovered from a prior strain. 
SARS-CoV-2 501Y.V2 escapes neutralization by South African COVID-19 donor plasma

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