Sunday, August 30, 2020

Pawns Shoot Pawns

Shrimps On Barbie,

​  ​So this teenage summer-lifeguard goes to scrub graffiti off a school after work, then goes over to help protect a garage from getting destroyed in a riot, and also to provide first aid. He does both thing​s​, but ​somehow, ​he’s got an ​A​R-15 when he’s giving first aid​. 
He didn't bring it from home.
​Some of the ​rioters​ he kept away from the garage he was protecting recognize him and attack him in a couple of waves. 
​Summer-lifeguard​ shoots the first ​armed ​guy rushing him from behind in the arm, and then renders first aid, until more people come after him, shouting to others to join them. 
​Our well-intentioned teenager with an assault rifle​ runs, stumbles,​ and gets physically​ beaten​.
​M​ore ​angry rioters ​are gathering around him to beat him more. He shoots the closest 2 guys beating ​hi​m, one ​who is armed​, shoots them dead.
Who gave the 17 year old lifeguard with a first aid kit the AR-15?
That’s the important question in war.  
Both "sides" in the streets are being funded and supplied by the rich and powerful.
The owners would like everybody to pick a side against those other not-rich people, please.​ 

​It seems to be working, same as usual. Just wear something that identifies you as a target for "the-other-side".
'I'm Not Sad That A Fu*king Fascist Died Tonight': Left-Wing Portland Protesters Celebrate Murder Of Trump Supporter
​  ​A man was shot ​  ​in the chest and killed in downtown Portland Saturday night as violence broke out across the city between a participants in a pro-Trump caravan and a protest organized by several opposing groups, including Antifa.
​  ​Police are investigating the incident which occurred at around 8:45 p.m. when officers responded to the sound of gunfire.
According to The Oregonian, police found "camouflage gear with infidel and thin blue line patches, which commonly indicate support for law enforcement, while the New York Times reports that he was "wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer," a right-wing group which has had frequent altercations with Antifa over the past several years.  

Samo Burja joins Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton to discuss how great founders make history through the institutions they create, how political transitions actually work, and what intellectual dark matter exists in our society today.​ (Full transcript, too)

 Shadowplay revisited: how Eurasia is being reshaped​ , Pepe Escobar, via TheSaker Blog
​  ​A closely guarded secret in Moscow is that right after German sanctions imposed in relation to Ukraine, a major global energy operator approached Russia with an offer to divert to China no less than 7 million barrels a day of oil plus natural gas. Whatever happens, the stunning proposal is still sitting on the table of Shmal Gannadiy, a top oil/gas advisor to President Putin.
​  ​In the event that would ever happen, it would secure for China all the natural resources they need from Russia. Under this hypothesis, the Russian rationale would be to bypass German sanctions by switching its oil exports to China, which from a Russian point of view is more advanced in consumer technology than Germany.
​  ​Of course this all changed with the imminent conclusion of Nord Stream 2 – despite Team Trump taking no prisoners to sanction everyone in sight.
​  ​Backdoor intel discussions made it very clear to German industrialists that if Germany would ever lose its Russian source of oil and natural gas, coupled with the Strait of Hormuz shut down by Iran in the event of an American attack, the German economy might simply collapse.
​  ​There have been serious cross-country intel discussions about the possibility of a US-sponsored October Surprise involving a false flag to be blamed on Iran. Team Trump’s “maximum pressure” on Iran has absolutely nothing to do with the JCPOA. What matters is that even indirectly, the Russia-China strategic partnership has made it very clear that Tehran will be protected as a strategic asset – and as a key node of Eurasia integration.

EU Prepares Sanctions On Turkey Over 'Militarized' Mediterranean Drilling​   (Pipeline wars will only get more important)  

The Next Normal, looks at the stresses to our declining political economy (We don't call it that these days.) and the various decision-trees going forward into Central-Bankism, Populism, "Marxism" with various non-Marxist features, and so on. 
Informative and politely written. Thanks Randy. Thanks also for help accessing the PDF link!

New Insights into How COVID-19 Causes Heart Damage

​Even people with fairly mild COVID still had damaged hearts months later.
Signs of Cardiac Damage Even in Younger, Nonhospitalized COVID-19 Patients
A series of middle-aged patients followed more than 2 months after diagnosis showed that most had abnormal results on CMR..
​  T​here are more signs that COVID-19 may cause damage to the heart that lasts beyond the acute phase, based on an imaging study conducted at a single center in Germany. Despite the fact that 67% of the patients who volunteered for the study never required hospitalization, 78% had abnormal cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) findings 2 to 3 months after testing positive for the virus.
​  ​“These were not the patients that had problems or any cardiac symptoms at all,”

 In an Egyptian medical study, a prospective, controlled trial, not yet peer-reviewed, ivermectin performed very well as post-exposure prophylaxis for close family members of COVID patients.Thanks again, Marjorie.

If you can get tested and treated, you don't need to be an early vaccine adopter.
Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine gives good immune response, critics don’t understand how it works – Health Ministry expert

​Beating Heart​


  1. Hi, John- The link for The Next Normal is not correct. FYI. Thanks for a great blog BTW. -Bob H

    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    2. Thanks Bob H. You didn't live at "The Ark" in the 1970s, did you?
      That really took a long time to track down. Randy was able to access the article with the link, so I could transfer it directly.

  2. Thanks for all your work. I have a new born and get a little behind, so perhaps I've missed some good links, but I am personally curious about one aspect of this thing that I have read little about. With chronic lyme I am used to some of the trade offs involved in treating symptoms in the moment, which must be balanced with the longer term side effects with those same treatments. Of course the dilemma of this dynamic is quite common. A friend who died of HIV/AIDS found it to be a constant deal with the devil, as do many cancer patients. So, the seeming randomness of who will have a bad case of COVID, and who will suffer the longer term chronic symptoms, point to all kinds of demographics and lifestyle possibilities. Do they also point to the specific treatment regimen a patient receives? Apologies if I'm not clear in my question, it's the sleep deprivation. Is there any research on correlation between the treatment you receive, and the incidence of long term damage to the body? I'm also curious what your gut tells you. Of course a corresponding question is what treatments are best to mitigate the long term effects, specifically?

    1. Hi Uriel. To answer most of what you ask will take years and vast sums of money, with lots of experts doing studies on lots of sick people. And it may still not be known, as how to treat chronic fatigue syndrome is cut-and-try.
      I personally advocate early treatment based upon a positive test and any symptom of systemic illness, such as fever. That is more aggressive, since I recently saw and posted the information about heart muscle damage. Those muscle cells do not regenerate, and they are very susceptible to infection.
      I updated treatment options on August 20.
      Take 5000 units per day of vitamin-D, so as to not go into an exposure with unnecessary immune system weakness. I don't know if anything will surface to help the people who keep feeling exhausted and bad.

  3. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.