Monday, April 13, 2020

Horowitz Proboscoid Viral interceptor

Non Beneficiaries,

 It's ok to jump to the very end and see what the header is about, which is the high-airflow antiviral mask design of one Bosco Horowitz, initially posted in comments section of The Automatic Earth blog, sometime in March, but I can't find it now. I made a demonstration model, myself, from a handy orphan-sock, and Jenny photographed me this morning by the fig tree. I have been wearing surgical masks and various N-95 masks for weeks now, and they are all uncomfortable, itchy, and variously leak out the edges to fog reading glasses, or make you feel like you are smothering at rest (the good ones).
 This is the most user friendly mask of all, and very good engineering design.
 The vastly increased surface area makes airflow resistance imperceptible, even when panting heavily. (I tried) 
 An added feature is the significant capacitance of the loose air receptacle on rapid, forced exhalation. 
It just eliminates any feeling of resistance to breathing.
 This is open-source, folks. Share it! 
No instructions are even needed for fabrication.

Now, tragically, for the rest of the news...

Pepe Escobar asks, as we should always do, "Who benefits?"
​ ​ And the winner is BlackRock—the biggest money manager on the planet, with tentacles everywhere, managing the assets of over 170 pension funds, banks, foundations, insurance companies, in fact a great deal of the money in private equity and hedge funds. BlackRock — promising to be fully  “transparent” — will buy these securities and manage those dodgy SPVs on behalf of the Treasury.
​ ​BlackRock, founded in 1988 by Larry Fink, may not be as big as Vanguard, but it’s the top investor in Goldman Sachs, along with Vanguard and State Street, and with $6.5 trillion in assets, bigger than Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank combined.
​ ​Now, BlackRock is the new operating system (OS) of the Fed and the Treasury. The world’s biggest shadow bank – and no, it’s not Chinese.​..

​ The price? A meager $1,200 check per person for a month. Anyone knows that, based on median salary income, a typical American family would need $12,000 to survive for two months. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in an act of supreme effrontry, allows them a mere 10 percent of that. So American taxpayers will be left with a tsunami of debt while selected Wall Street players grab the whole loot, part of an unparalleled transfer of wealth upwards, complete with bankruptcies en masse of small and medium businesses.

But wait, There's MORE! That was just the indebtedness angle. There is also physical coercion from the completely unsupervised global industry, which cannot be sued, has captured the CDC and WHO, and has staged plans to keep you in the house forever, unless you get a little electronic thingie that says you are in compliance.
Here is Robert F. Kennedy Jr (with croaky voice from spasmodic dysphonia, but readily comprehensible) with a very clear explanation. Thanks Anthony.

How can this possibly be true? What planet?
​ ​For the past 70 or so years, the US government waged a war against its own citizens, a reprehensible history of illegal, unethical and immoral experiments exposing countless US civilians to deadly procedures and pathogens.
According to a US Congressional investigation, by the late 1970s:
“at least 500,000 people were used as subjects in radiation, biological and chemical experiments sponsored by the US Federal Government on its own citizens”  

John Ward looks beyond finance and vaccines to a whole class of humans, which he calls "the three percent", who are not Alpha, Beta or Gamma-types, but compulsive and compassionless controllers of the rest of the human herd (my words). This is "the Davos crowd" as a shorthand, and they are involved at the core of who benefits. The mechanisms of benefit are so many and all encompassing that there seems to be no escape for the rest of us. 
Here is one little example from this crisis. These people know things ahead of time. How?
​ ​Why did Angela Merkel display such insight in being ready almost from Day 1 with mass testing? It’s an intriguing question being asked by those sources online who are good at spotting this stuff – which I confess, I hadn’t. By being so far-sighted (or forewarned?) Merkel has been able to achieve a death rate per million (34) much lower than that of the UK (145), or France (212).
​ ​Germany has been testing in mid February, and is now running at the rate of 500,000 per week; but the reason it is ahead of the game is that it began ordering the testing kits from South Korea before C19 was big news.
​ ​In October last year, Davos ‘game-played’ a mass Coronavirus pandemic. I’ve always found the “coincidence” explanation of this a little hard to swallow. But technicians at SeeGene (the testing-kit company in South Korea) claim that its CEO responded early largely on the basis of an “open order” to buy everything they could produce in mid December 2019 from Germany.

​This article gets back to global finance, by way of looking at "the Eurodollar", those dollars outside of the US, outside of US banking, which are the current "gold" of global finance. This is a critical juncture in global finance. It basically has to become yet more centralized or break apart, and there are powerful forces in the global 3% pushing in all directions. It is an extremely stressed system, and important to understand, at least loosely. (I keep trying.)​

The Federal Reserve Bank is privately owned by member banks. It "owns" a lot of US Treasury debt (our debt), because it can conjure money from thin air to "buy" that debt. The Fed and Treasury are somehow now "merged" and "managed by the vast criminal financial entity called "Blackrock". This very strange Public-Private-Gangster partnership is now also going to "buy" municipal debt, thereby "owning" cities and counties. These corporations already own our mortgages and automobile debts. It seems that all of us are soon to be "owned" in every aspect of our lives by strange conceptual constructs, in service of "the 3%". 
Fed to buy municipal debt for first time, underscoring peril facing cities

Exclusive: U.S. banks prepare to seize energy assets as shale boom goes bust

​Moon of Alabama posted this story Friday, on how the coronavirus killed American shale oil. It is very well explained. There are a lot of national and corporate entities playing this game, who are completely invested in the show going on, or some of the lives of principle-partners could be at risk. (He called it a day early, though.)

The OPEC+ deal fell through because Mexico could-not-cut oil production, due to having expensively hedged it's oil price for the year to $49/bbl, which it is obliged to produce, and which supports the Mexican government for the rest of the year. Donald Trump, the dealmaker, made a little side deal, for the US to do Mexico's production-cutting, and Mexico would repay the favor some day. This does not make the US a signatory to the deal, and if the US can't follow through, the deal will collapse. This appears to be global face saving, temporary, and in bad need of global oil demand increasing again very soon. (Some secret deals must have been made to protect the Saudi royals.)
​ ​Putting it all together, this means that today marks the second time in less than five years that Saudi Arabia’s attempt to pursue a pump-at-will policy has collapsed. After just one month, this one has lasted an even shorter time than the previous effort, brought to an end by the OPEC+ deal with Russia and other countries toward the end of 2016. Meanwhile, the math is that if one ignores the diplomatic sleight of hand and math gimmicks, the production cuts amount to just over 7mmb/d, which while still a record amount, are hardly enough to put an even modest dent in today's massively oversupplied market.

​What happens if all the enforcers are in sick-bay?
Pentagon Warns Of New Coronavirus 'Breakouts' Aboard USS Nimitz Supercarrier

​ Critical to reframing the political discussion​ from glass half-empty to glass half-full (more?) is the COVID antibody test.
Instead of counting who just got sick, there will be a count of who is immune, and can fully participate in the economic recovery. There will be a daily count of the invulnerable. This growing power statistic will feel much better than the advancing contagion statistic, and will actually begin to answer the question of what percentage of people already had it and got over it. 
 This percentage of "herd immunity" could be much higher, if the virus had actually been circulating in the US most of last year, which I have personal reason to suspect. At least some kind of coronavirus was getting a lot of people sick. 
 I am not taking a side. I just want good information, which we have not gotten yet. Thanks Eleni.

The dark side of that is you may need a card or chip to get your constitutional freedoms back.
​ ​Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said it’s possible that in the future Americans may carry documents to prove they are immune or not infected with the coronavirus. Fauci, who is one of the public health officials on the administration’s coronavirus task force, said such a system is one of several options they are discussing. “That’s possible,” he said on CNN’s “New Day.” “It’s one of those things that we talk about when we want to make sure who the vulnerable people are and not,” Fauci added. “This is something that’s being discussed, I think it might actually have some merit.”  

This is trending, and not just in Japan. Nationalism is trying to make a comeback.
Japan To Spend Billions Relocating Production Out Of China

​I really despair at the look of this website, but I have been getting sent updates of this story since April Fool's Day. This guy is a national medical trendsetter, completely invisibilized by the CDC and corporate media.
Ladies and gentlemen, Vladimir Zelenko MD. I agree with his overall treatment strategy. So do others. Thanks Paul.
Dr. Zelenko’s approach is to provide treatment to patients before their situation get worse so they don’t have to be admitted into the hospital. His approach has been so effective to the point that he has treated 900 coronavirus patients with 99.99% rate. His approach is to provide treatment to people so that they don’t have to be put on ventilators. His out-patient treatment regimen, which costs only $12, is as follows:
1. Hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a day for 5 days
2. Azithromycin 500mg once a day for 5 days
3. Zinc sulfate 220mg once a day for 5 days

Sock Puppet


  1. You have a fig tree. Much envy. Dang Suthruners, you get all the good fruits. I miss fresh persimmons late in the season with a touch of frost on the ground.

    1. There is a nice persimmon tree on my bike route to work. The people just let them fall. They said it's ok for me to get them, after I stopped to admit that I had dome so for a couple of years.
      I remember being about 3 years old, and my Grandmother Day putting that first spoon of fully ripe persimmon in my mouth. I could not believe anything could be so exquisitely wonderful. I can still picture the spot we stood at the door beteen her kitchen and bedroom, the morning sun shining in, about 1961.

  2. Thank you very much for this assembly of articles. I will spread it around as much as I can. But I cannot shake the idea that I am living a science fiction novel! Can this be real?

  3. You are most elcome MAry. It is science fiction. I'm pretty sure of it. This is one of those stories where you have to realize your way out of the clever trap through an epiphany.
    I'm gardening as I await it.

  4. "I can still picture the spot we stood at the door beteen her kitchen and bedroom, the morning sun shining in, about 1961."

    Aw, man, little notes are the best reason for there to be an ionternet.

    BTW, have you considered making a pouch in the sock tip for putting cooling material in hot environments? A small pill bottle of water put in the freezer than you slip into the proboscis where it sits at the bottom naturally, maybe with a bit of stitchery or internal velcro to hold it in place?

    Gets hot down there in persimmon land.

    1. Thanks Robin,
      I use a mask when I'm going to a store, all day at work, but not when bike commuting or doing yardwork/landscaping/gardening. Those are the things that warm my body up beyond what's good. The lightness and ease of the sock-mask is nice. I don't want to add mass.