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Monday, October 26, 2020

The Body Politic

 Complex Life Forms,

  How do living ecosystems on Earth organize? We know a lot of details, and we get hints that the mycorrhizal fungal networks connecting the roots of forest trees are a living communications and resource sharing network.
  We may personally know the experience of serendipity, and of synchronicity in our lives, but the alternative hypothesis, that it was just chance, can't be disproven to others. 
  I believe that I can know a level of "transpersonal" connection to life and "universal mind", but I don't think I can convince you in writing, nor should you be convinced by the related experiences of another. (You might be spurred to consideration and to self-investigation.)
 There is no "objectivity". Objectivity is a useful construct, but it's just a construct. Observing "reality" forms it. It's not formed without observation. All observations influence the process they observe, and its outcomes. In a mundane way, all information has a cost, and is shaped by the priorities and mechanisms of its funding.
  What is the cost of a mycorrhizal network, and how is it paid? "Root fungi" form extended organisms, connecting tree roots near and far, of similar and dissimiar types. The roots give out nutrients that feed the fungal network, and the network provides information, such as the approach of bark-beetles, so that a tree might prepare noxious chemicals within itself to deter them. We can get our conceptual heads around this, and see how the investment in this symbiotic relationship benefits all the participating life forms.
  What we observe lately, in the workings of human political economy, is the promise to engage symbiotically, while the fungal network actually completely digests the smaller trees and bushes in  the forest. This can be good for the fungal network, until it is catastrophic.
  We are "shrubberies" in this model, maybe toadstools.
  We are not so connected by pheromones as ants, bees and wasps are, but are we connected through a neural network of mind? Are we bioreceivers with smartphone minds? Just askin'
Ever know something and act upon it, then realize you had no particular way to know it? Maybe not.
Ever know something before it happened? "Deja vu"; is it just a feeling, always?

  Bear with me, if you would, in considering how things might play out if living systems work in coordination to advance the complexity and abundance of contributing life forms over the long term.
  We are a species that coordinates actions in space and time, through symbolic modeling and communication, even across centuries. We are highly social, highly cooperative. We are currently the ultimate apex predator, shaping all of the global ecosystems, and knitting them together.
  Yeah, and currently sterilizing them through fire and fossil fuels, mined minerals, and fossil water.
This is a passing phase. We can model that. We see that the models all say that we can pull up coal, oil, natural gas, water and ores until the fuels run too low to keep the complex mining economy intact and operational. Then that will stop, and it will be hard to do it at all, because we got all of the easy stuff first, and the machines to get the deeper, lower quality stuff, are now broken.
  What if that's not "bad"? Might this serve the complexity of planetary living systems? We are bringing up carbon and water to the surface, where life thrives. Life needs carbon and water. There was no other particular way that stuff was going to get into living ecosystems. We might do as much of that job as we can ever do pretty soon, since we've built up such vast machinery at this point.
  Maybe this is that old argument that, "we live in the best of all possible worlds".
  Do we have any agency? I feel like I have agency, but I feel differently about it than "I" did 30 years ago, and that was different from 40 years ago, and so on. I feel a tremendously broader agency and responsibility to and stewardship towards planetary life than I did before. I sure felt responsible to nurture and protect my kids, but that is now very broadly generalized. It's not diffused, but broadly generalized. Solving problems at each level of life-organization is wickedly booting me up to broader responsibility, which I never sought. I wanted local solutions, weather the storm in a lifeboat, but I kept getting whacked by the broader picture, the inter-relatedness of it all.
  i didn't mean to sign up for this, but here I seem to be, growing 3 vegetable gardens, expanding every winter, testing and treating people for what sickens their bodies and minds, riding a bike, being a husband, father and grandfather, caring, asking for guidance...

  So, I ask, "What is the body-politic?"
  One of the first things we learn when studying our minds is that there are all these secret decision and perception pathways, that actually make us want stuff and do stuff, and the/wey are not what we thought, "friends" and "enemies". Those are archetypes, a secret pattern language in our brains and bodies.
  Carl Jung got to this point of inherent human neural patterns, to which we fit our lives and experiences, and the broad similarity of these patterns in human organisms. He saw the implied resonances of common worldview, common experiences, cooperative benefits for survival, and the variability within those patterns.
  We have come to the apogee of species success. Here we stand, ready to make ourselves extinct all at once, through this vast miracle of cooperative endeavor. We are aided, this time, by the windfall inheritance of vast fossil fuel energy. Is this completely different? We have, as smaller groups (though still vast, sometimes) faced this impasse of final success before, again and again, sometimes surviving to rebuild.
  Do we have any species failsafes? Can we postulate something on the fly, which might already exist, to save us from our ultimate success?
  I ask a pretty feeble question. It's the question I inherently face. So do we all. I am my own probe into the nature of reality, and this will probably go better if there is a mycelium of benevolent living consciousness to direct me to beneficial roles I might play for the whole super-organism.
  I am stuck with the assumption that any such broad consciousness, into which I may integrate somewhat, and from which I may take guidance, has been around so long that it intends to keep being around.
  That's as far as postulates seem to take me. What does that mean for our current moment in politics, if anything? What should we best do today?
  How should we cooperate for the common good, when most of the channels of communication and control seem to be controlled by a parasitic class, which forms an amplified microcosm of the very same questions I ask myself in your presence today?

Charles Hugh Smith:
​  ​What few seem to realize is all the supposedly rock-solid permanent foundations of life are nothing more than fragile social constructs based on trust and legitimacy. Once trust and legitimacy have been lost, these constructs melt into the sands of time.
​  ​A great many things we take for granted are fragile constructs that could unravel with surprising speed: law enforcement, the courts, elections, the value of our currency-- these are all social constructs. Once legitimacy is lost, people abandon these constructs and they melt away.
​  ​It's clear to anyone who isn't indulging in magical nostalgia that trust in institutions is in a steep decline as the legitimacy of these institutions, public and private, have been eroded by incompetence, corruption, dysfunction and the rapacious self-interest of insiders.
​  ​What we've gotten very good at is masking the rot and fragility. Masking the rot and fragility is not the same thing as strength or permanence. The nation is about to discover the difference in the years ahead.

  ​The Federal Reserve System has a plan to save us from the long term side effects of the Federal Reserve System, which have impoverished society as a whole, while multiplying the wealth and power of those who are members of the system, and share it's benefits.
  The Fed will create digital money, and give it to you, and track every transaction, and it can take money or participants out of this system at any time, as well as putting them into the system. It will require a vast, global communications and confirmation network to function.
  What could go wrong? For whom?​ Under what circumstances? What might be the next fix, if any?

Jonathan Cook: Capitalism is double-billing us: we pay from our wallets only for our future to be stolen from us
​  ​Here is a word that risks deterring you from reading on much further, even though it may hold the key to understanding why we are in such a terrible political, economic and social mess. That word is “externalities”.
​  ​It sounds like a piece of economic jargon. It is a piece of economic jargon. But it is also the foundation stone on which the west’s current economic and ideological system has been built. Focusing on how externalities work and how they have come to dominate every sphere of our lives is to understand how we are destroying our planet...

Matt Taibbi on accelerating mass censorship, to create only the preferred narrative in all minds. Thanks Marjorie.
​  ​As has been hinted at by several prominent journalists, controversies erupted within newsrooms across New York and Washington in the last week. Editors have been telling charges that any effort to determine whether or not the Biden laptop material is true, or to ask the Biden campaign to confirm or deny the story, will either not be allowed or put through heightened fact-checking procedures.
​  ​On the other hand, if you want to assert without any evidence at all that the New York Post story is Russian interference, you can essentially go straight into print.

​  ​At considerable personal risk, former Biden family business partners Tony Bobulinski and Bevan Cooney, and computer shop owner John Paul​  ​ Mac Isaac, have come forward with tens of thousands of primary-source documents — internal corporate records, emails, and text messages — detailing years of business dealings that centered on trading on the Biden name. This material suggests that, despite Joe Biden’s insistence that he knew nothing about his family’s business deals, he was well aware of his son Hunter Biden’s business ventures in China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and elsewhere.

​{China is the main and rising competitor to the Western empire. China remembers the Opium Wars. All's fair, especially bribes.)
  Comprehensive National Power is a dominant framework in the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) view of the world. CCP think tanks and organizations use it to shape policies and gauge success...
  For us in the West, concepts like ‘national power’ are subjective vague concepts. The [Chinese Communist Party is] obsessed with engineering and calculating everything and believe that all issues can be reduced to numbers and algorithms. This is what they mean when they euphemistically refer to ‘scientific approaches.’”...
   In an October 21 article for Foreign Affairs, U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien detailed some of the many ways Beijing is trying to advance its CNP. They include intellectual property theft, co-opting international organization, using fishing boats for military action, hostage diplomacy, coercive economic policies, use and intimidation of Chinese nationals overseas to advance China’s interests, infiltrating and corrupting foreign education systems, debt traps, bribery, blurring the lines between state, commercial and military activities, and more...
[better late than never?] “President Trump is also the first to have seriously tightened up on Chinese investment and acquisitions – to include of advanced technologies – in the USA. Trump has gone after Huawei and ZTE, major Chinese telecom companies that were both trade cheats, but also operate as extensions of Chinese intelligence surveillance.”   

If Trump actually assumes power after this election (negotiating now with Nancy, i think), then he will need to consolidate power promptly, openly and decisively. He will keep having to prove this to foreign heads of state, because no US president has really been a head of state since Dick Cheney. There has been no executive, with which to fruitfully negotiate, just the blob/Borg.
  If President Trump wins re-election, he'll move to immediately fire FBI Director Christopher Wray and also expects to replace CIA Director Gina Haspel and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, two people who've discussed these officials' fates with the president tell Axios.

 Ha​rdworking​ Mushroom
​(pictured broadforking bed for banana grove yesterday, this winter's project)​

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Kennedy For President

Fellow Citizens,

  Those who understand that this ‘reset’ is not a reset but rather a whole new proposal on the entire organization of society, but being done through oligarchical methods and without the sort of mandate required in a society governed by laws and not men, are – as we have said – reluctant to admit that a great change is indeed necessary.
  Rather, we must understand that the underlying catastrophic economic mechanisms which are forcing this great change exist independently of the coronavirus, and exist independently of the particular changes which the oligarchs promoting their version of a ‘reset’ (read: new proposals) would like to see.
  You see, the people and the oligarchs are locked into a single system together. In the long-term, it seems as if the oligarchs are looking for solutions to change that fact, and effect a final solution that grants them an entirely break-away civilization. But at this moment, that is not the case. Yet this system cannot carry forward as it has been, and the Coronavirus presents a reason at once both mysterious in its timing and also profound in its implications, to push forward a new proposal.
  We believe that technology is quickly arriving at a point where the vast majority of human beings will be considered redundant. If the technocracy wants to create a walled civilization, and leave the rest of humanity to manage their own lives along some agrarian, mediaeval mode of production, there may indeed be benefits to those who live along agrarian lines. But based in what we know about psychopathy, and the tendency of that among those who govern, such an amicable solution is likely not in the cards.
  That is why the anti-lockdown protests are so critically important to endorse. This is precisely because the lockdown measures are used to ban mass public demonstrations, a critical part of pushing public policy in the direction of the interests of the general public. A whole part of the left has been compromised, and rolled out to fight imaginary fascists, by which they mean anyone with conventional social views which predate May of 1968. All the while the actual plutocrats unleash a new system of oligarchical control which, for most, has not been hitherto contemplated except by relatively obscure political scientists, futurists, and science fiction authors.

​Robert F. Kennedy Jr, International Message for Freedom and Hope. Watch the first 20 seconds, please, and get a nice mug of good coffee, because you will have decided to watch the rest. . 
This is the time to speak freely, no matter what, and to gather against totalitarianism.​
This is what that first essay is about. I realized it in 20 seconds. 
This is the most important speech I have heard in decades. Thanks Cat.

What the Great Reset Architects Don’t Want You To Understand About Economics, Matthew Ehret
​  ​The fact of the oncoming collapse itself should not be a surprise- especially when one is reminded of the $1.5 quadrillion of derivatives which has taken over a world economy which generates a mere $80 trillion/year in measurable goods and trade. These nebulous bets on insurance on bets on collateralized debts known as derivatives didn’t even exist a few decades ago, and the fact is that no matter what the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank have attempted to do to stop a new rupture of this overextended casino bubble of an economy in recent months, nothing has worked. Zero to negative percent interest rates haven’t worked, opening overnight repo loans of $100 billion/night to failing banks hasn’t worked- nor has $4.5 trillion of bailout unleashed since March 2020. No matter what these financial wizards try to do, things just keep getting worse. Rather than acknowledge what is actually happening, scapegoats have been selected to shift the blame away from reality to the point that the current crisis is actually being blamed on the Coronavirus!  ​...
​  When Alan Greenspan confronted the financial crisis of October1987, markets had collapsed by 28.5% and the American economy was already suffering from a decay begun 16 years earlier when the dollar was removed from the fixed exchange rate and was “floated” into a world of speculation.
​  ​[American spending in Vietnam caused a hemorrhage of g​ol​d out of the country and forced Nixon to default on ​the gold backed dollar​.]
This departure from the 1938-1971 Industrial growth model ushered in a new paradigm of “post-industrialism” (aka: nation stripping) under the new logic of “globalization”. This foolish decision was celebrated as the consumer-driven, “white collar society” which would no longer worry about “intangible things” like “the future”, infrastructure maintenance, or “growth”. Under this new paradigm, if something couldn’t generate a monetary profit within 3 years, it wasn’t worth doing.
​  ​Paul Volcker (Greenspan’s predecessor at the Federal Reserve) exemplified this detachment from reality when he called for the “controlled disintegration of society” in 1977, and acted accordingly by keeping interest rates above 20% for two years which destroyed small and medium agro-industrial enterprises across America (and the world). Greenspan confronted the 1987 crisis with all the gusto of a black magician, and rather than re-connect the economy to physical reality and rebuild the decaying industrial base, he chose instead to normalize “creative financial instruments” in the form of derivatives (aka: “creative financial instruments”), which quickly grew from several billion in 1988 to $2 trillion in 1992 to $70 trillion in 1999.​..
​  An obvious first step to this recovery involves restoring Glass-Steagall in order to 1) break up the Too Big to Fail banks and 2) impose a standard of judging “false” value from “legitimate” value which is currently absent from the modern psycho that lost all sense of needs vs wants. This would allow nations to re-create a purge of the unpayable fictitious debt and other claims from the system while preserving whatever is tied to the real economy (whatever is directly connected to life). This process is sort of akin to cutting a cancer.
​  ​This act would look very similar to what Franklin Roosevelt did in 1933 which I outlined in my recent paper Hyperinflation, Fascism and War: How the New World Order May be Defeated Once More.
​  ​At this point nation states will have re-asserted their true authority over the pirates of private finance controlling the Trans-Atlantic financial system like would-be gods of Olympus (unbounded perverted vices and all).
​ ​It should be obvious to all that the United States must get its head out of its proverbial ass before it is too late by imposing these reforms onto the murderous sociopaths on Wall Street and London who would rather promote a “Great Reset” onto the world economy under the fog of COVD in order to control the terms of the blowout and also the rules of the new post-nation state operating system which they wish to see brought online as a (final) “solution”.

​From Sister Caitlin, in Oz, by way of Marjorie:
​  The real debate in US politics is not between the two mainstream factions which agree with one another on virtually everything that matters to every extent that matters. The real debate is those two factions together against those who understand that the entire American status quo needs to be flushed down the toilet.
  The real political debate in America is between (A) those who understand that the US empire is the single most destructive force on this planet and is corrupt from root to flower, and (B) those who subscribe to mainstream partisan narratives which by design support the US empire.

This is the guy that Trump seated at Thursday's debate, as his personal guest:
Hunter Biden's ex-business partner says Joe DID know about son's deal with Chinese energy firm and IS 'the big guy' in email set to get 10% cut of the deal
Tony Bobulinski said he was Hunter Biden's business partner in 2017

​This is a report, based completely on public information, all of which is cited, and on official documents of governments, which are available to the public. No secret sources. The author, and whoever funded it, wish to remain anonymous. It could be bad for their health...
Key Points of the Report:
  Joe Biden’s compromising partnership with the Communist Party of China runs via Yang Jiechi (CPC’s Central Foreign Affairs Commission). YANG met frequently with BIDEN during his tenure at the Chinese embassy in Washington.
  Hunter Biden’s 2013 Bohai Harvest Rosemont investment partnership was set-up by Ministry of Foreign Affairs institutions who are tasked with garnering influence with foreign leaders during YANG’s tenure as Foreign Minister.
  HUNTER has a direct line to the Politburo, according to SOURCE A, a senior finance professional in China.
  Michael Lin, a Taiwanese national now detained in China, brokered the BHR partnership and partners with MOFA foreign influence organizations.
  LIN is a POI for his work on behalf of China, as confirmed by SOURCE B and SOURCE C (at two separate national intelligence agencies).
  BHR is a state managed operation. Leading shareholder in BHR is a Bank of China which lists BHR as a subsidiary and BHR’s partners are SOEs that funnel revenue/assets to BHR.
  HUNTER continues to hold 10% in BHR. He visited China in 2010 and met with major Chinese government financial companies that would later back BHR.
  HUNTER’s BHR stake (purchased for $400,000) is now likely be worth approx. $50 million (fees and capital appreciation based on BHR’s $6.5 billion AUM as stated by Michael Lin).
  HUNTER also did business with Chinese tycoons linked with the Chinese military and against the interests of US national security.
  BIDEN’s foreign policy stance towards China (formerly hawkish), turned positive despite China’s country’s rising geopolitical assertiveness.
  Lost among the salacious revelations about laptop provenance is the more mundane reality of influence and money of major United States political figures. Ill informed accusations of Russian hacking and disinformation face the documented reality of a major Chinese state financial partnership with the children of major political figures. A report by an Asian research firm raises worrying questions about the financial links between China and Hunter Biden.

The Archdruid looks at the projection of shadows from a Jungian perspective:
​  ​So if you’re wondering, dear reader, why those of us in the USA live in a country where one party accuses the other of being full-blown goose-stepping Nazis and the other party insists that the first are Satan-worshiping pedophiles, where compromise has become a swear word and both sides have convinced themselves that all they have to do is come up with the right gimmick and the Shadow they hate so much will pop like a bubble, now you know. The bitter irony, of course, is that they’re both wrong.  No matter how many self-proclaimed Frodos drop surrogate Rings into notional equivalents of Mount Doom, the Shadow will not go away, because it’s being projected by the people on both sides who have convinced themselves that they’re fighting it.

​Charles Hugh Smith:
​  The problem is everything in America is now staged with an eye on selling you something. Maybe it's just selling your attention to an advertiser or data-mining outfit. Maybe it's selling an ersatz slogan like "we're all in this together" to placate the herd being led to slaughter.
  Maybe it's phony membership in a movement that masks the few taking advantage of the many with a bogus ideological rallying cry. Maybe it's a so-called "panel of experts" offering up soothing assurances that this highly addictive opioid is incredibly profitable-- oops, did I say that? I meant "safe." It's incredibly safe.

Iran is paying North Korea for some nice long range ICBMs in oil. No dollars involved. The American Empire has helped these 2 far flung countries develop friendly relations and practical trade arrangements with each other.

Acting Locally 

Thursday, October 22, 2020


Seeking Meaning,

  It can be really hard to know what is actually important in life. We get bombarded with advertising, which is made by experts in human psychology, and we feel like things they show us are important. We talk to other people, and they feel like it's important, but we might not agree on whether it's good or bad, because it might look good or bad for us, but different for them.
  Also, some things are so big and vast, that it is hard to comprehend what the implications are for us, and hard to see what role we might even   play. We're just swept along, like everybody else. Global warming, 9/11 and the Kennedy assassinations can be like that.
  Peak oil? Did it happen already? What're you calling "oil", anyway? 
What about well-water. T. Boone Pickens called water "the new oil". What did he mean?
  Is it against God to say that exponential growth on a finite planet is ending because of math? Which god? 
  Could you live a good life without electricity and running water? How much of your own food have you tried growing? How does it make you feel to grow your food? Do other animals take it before it's ready?
  If you died today would you be satisfied.
  Yeah, I know. I'm looking at the US Presidential Election circus, too. 
We all feel frozen in anticipation. 
Whatever I can do is my own damned responsibility to do, whatever group of overlords owns my body in January. 
I own my life.

​  ​Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski has confirmed that an email published in the New York Post's  bombshell exposé is indeed genuine - something the Biden camp hasn't disputed, and that the "Big Guy" described in one of those emails is none other than Joe Biden himself. Bobulinski also says Joe Biden was lying when he said he and Hunter never discussed business dealings.
​ "My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post, which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine.' -New York Post
​  ​Bobulinski issued the statement late Wednesday, affirming that, contrary to Joe Biden's claims that he never discussed business dealings with Hunter, the former Veep actually profited from his son's dealings, which were undertaken with the full support of the Biden family.
Bobulinski claims cash and equity positions and 10% stakes in dealings were set aside for "the big guy," - aka Joe Biden.

  The New York Post published several documents showing the subpoena and 'Request for Property' forms from the FBI. Now, Fox News is reporting that the FBI seized the laptop for its connection with a money laundering investigation in late 2019...
  The document has a "Case ID" section, which is filled in with a hand-written number: 272D-BA-3065729.  
  Citing its official sources, Fox News explains that "272" is the bureau classification number for 'money laundering'. while '272D' refers specifically to "Money Laundering, Unknown SUA [Specified Unlawful Activity]—White Collar Crime Program." One official described the 'D' designation as meaning "transnational or blanket" crime.
  "BA" means the report was filed at the Baltimore field office, which has jurisdiction in Wilmington, where the subpoena was carried out.

Rudy Giuliani , recently tagged by Sacha Baron Cohen, tucking in his shirt while lying down with a pretty girl watching, has this to say about Hunter's laptop images:
​  ​"What we found were a number of photographs that troubled us greatly. They troubled us greatly because there were photographs of underage girls. The underage girls were dressed in a very provocative way... very little bikinis, and poses, that were sexually provocative.
​  ​That was troubling in and of itself, but then there was one that was straight out-and-out child pornography. Just straight - I mean, as [Justice] Potter Stewart once described pornography as 'you can't define it, but you know it when you see it.'
Well, you know this when you see it.
​  ​We also knew what our obligations were because Bernie [Kerik, a senior VP at Giuliani Partners and former interim Interior Minister of Iraq after Operation Iraqi Freedom] had been a policeman, and I had been an assistant US Attorney and a Mayor. As a public official, had I seen that, I'd have to report it. I'd be a mandatory reporter as are medical people. When you see child pornography, or you see evidence that we also saw in the text messages and emails of an unsafe environment for the children.
​  ​Considerably unsafe environment for the children. Again, I will not go into detail as to why. That's for the Delaware police.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to authorize subpoenas for Facebook and Twitter CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, to compel testimony over their companies’ censorship and suppression of the notorious New York Post article about Joe Biden’s son.

​Certainly not HERE, though...​
Human Rights Watchdog Says Governments Using Pandemic To Crack Down On Online Dissent
​  ​Washington-based Freedom House said dozens of countries have cited CV as a means “to justify expanded surveillance powers and the deployment of new technologies that were once seen as too intrusive.” They added that it marks the 10th consecutive annual decline in internet freedom​...

​  ​Peter Greenberger, a former Twitter and Google executive, is calling for the social media accounts of President Donald Trump to be shutdown for the remainder of the election.​..​  
 ​  ​CNN considered Greenberger’s proposal credible enough to give him an entire segment with Jake Tapper who observed that the suggestion is pretty “extreme.” Greenberger however did not flinch in calling for censorship of political speech:
​  ​“I agree, it is, and extreme times demand extreme suggestions. I did not come to this opinion lightly. I believe that the tech companies, generally, have a responsibility to be neutral. I think in the case of Twitter specifically, it’s been a great champion of the democratization of information as well as a strong supporter of freedom of expression. However, we are in a unique, and, I believe, a fraught moment in time with a president who is desperate and he’s facing a very difficult situation. I think the time is to mute the president, temporarily, while votes are being cast right now and until the winner is decided.”

​There is a globalist battle for control of information technology standards, platforms and government back doors. 
We are the product being sold, again. This will continue. What can ever stop it? 
What is the inevitable end point, the reductio ad absurdum? 
The cloud knows everything about us, but we are helpless to take any action at all? Irrelevant?​ 
Red pill? Blue pill? Xanax and Oxycontin?

The ​​Senate Judiciary Committee has voted 12-0 (every Republican on the panel supported her nomination and no Democratic senator voted) to advance Amy Coney Barrett's nomination for the Supreme Court, despite the 'boycott' by all committee Democrats​.​

​Thinking independently ​ 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Power Transition

 Fellow Pawns,

  I think that the overlord class is now forced into some fevered negotiations regarding the transfer of power in the US. They should really be negotiating now, because it has been effective gridlock for almost 4 years, and it was not working right even before that. 
Obama/Kerry were "not agreement capable" when negotiating with Russia in Syria, as you may recall.
  No group currently has decisive power in the US, so the US cannot act decisively, as it degrades further and further. There has been a deep state holding action, aligned with most Democrats and the Bush/Romney Republicans, denying executive power to the elected weirdo-in-chief. Trump has had the bully pulpit and has used it dramatically.
Trump has shown himself to be an adequately weird match for these weird times.

  A lot of people have not accepted the inevitability of weird times yet. The elites know, though.
Current flows of wealth into the US are from outside. The US produces expensive weapons, food, upper-tier electronics production machinery, airplanes and oil and gas. Manufacturing of commodities is offshored, except mattresses, refrigerators and washing machines, which are big, bulky and expensive to ship overseas.

  Wealth comes to North America for dollars, the global reserve currency. A digital central bank currency is being openly developed, and central banks across the world have secured national gold, both some at home, and some in financial centers, for practical reasons in a reset. The rest of the world is tired of having wealth extracted by the reserve currency. The Saudis got "protection" for the deal to only sell oil in $US. They still get that. Is that enough to support a reserve currency these days?
  The US military supports the dollar by destroying countries that sell their oil in other currencies, like Iraq and Libya. The US military is just a bit behind in destroying Iran and Venezuela. It sure is making life hard in those countries, but they are not yet destroyed. Iran seems fairly indestructible lately.

  Poppy Bush is dead, and the CIA was his team. He reorganized it after the Church hearings, did the secret deal with Iran (in Paris) to assure that Iran would not send the hostages home to President Carter, who was concurrently secretly negotiating with Iran. Bush got into the White House with Reagan, and ran the Iran Contra drugs for arms for military parts to Iran for hostages deal. Bill Clinton provided the landing site in Arkansas for the CIA planes full of coke. Bill became a team-player.
  There is a lack of deep state executive power right now. Cheney is still important, but he has an external cardiac assist pump, and he is not a family member like Poppy was, just a retainer.
Dubya and Jeb are not up to the job, are they?

  The empire needs to negotiate a step-down to a multipolar world.
China, Russia and Iran are waiting patiently as the strategic situation shifts ever more in their favor. Israel will have to deal with Russia and China, and give up on totally destroying Iran.
Asia still needs the US as a counterbalance to China. Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, India and Indonesia all benefit from the limits the US places on Chinese power. Paying some tribute to the US to keep from paying a ot more to China is a good investment for them.
  There is a good case for a multipolar world, where the great powers are in dynamic balance, and great wars are avoided. The US needs an executive to function in that dynamic, and it has no executive, just a Mexican standoff, where numerous parties have their fingers on triggers to kill other parties, so gridlock.

  Hunter Biden's laptop has kiddie porn, they say. It has kiddie porn starring Hunter Biden on drugs, they say. The FBI's top kiddie-porn investigator signed for Hunter's laptop. That's confirmed.
  "In an interview this evening with Newsmax TV, former NYC Mayor and current attorney to President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani announces he has turned over Hunter Biden's laptop hard-drive to Delaware State Police due to pictures of underage girls and inappropriate text messages."

  Tomorrow is the last presidential debate, and Donald Trump can either feed Joe Biden into the wood-chipper, or hold him there head first, gazing into it.
  Joe is not a player in this game. Joe is a piece being played. Joe is unelectable. He's off the board.
Donald is a player in US electoral politics, set to win the presidency again, and he's the only clear player to be empowered to play for the empire, on the world stage, at this point.
  Trump's role will be to negotiate the multipolar world order.
Nationalism and specific alliances of interests have outmaneuvered the "New World Order" that Poppy Bush spoke so glowingly of. We just can't afford to be consumed by that big, sloppy blob.

  For the moment, Giuliani is playing all the chips from Hunter Biden's laptop with relish. Murdoch is publishing the sleaze and dirt, so the media stonewall is broken.
Facebook and Twitter are still ruled by one man each, who can make decisions, negotiate, and command critical changes, which will be duly carried out.  
Google is being sued, and the direction the wind is blowing is to remove the power concentrated in big tech founders. Who gets it next?

  Other than Giuliani, who is advancing as a knight, and Murdoch, protecting his moves, Nancy Pelosi is a player, capable of negotiations, who we can watch. If Nancy is not attacking, she is negotiating terms of surrender, for at least some parties, like the Clintons and Podestas. 
Obama is playing, but he's invisible. He may be in charge of the comeback of the Democratic Party, or at least a defensive line of damage control. 
Representing Poppy Bush's Deep State interests, I nominate Bill Barr as the piece to keep your eyes on. He got on with Poppy when he was still in high school and rose all the way through the CIA's ranks as it became whatever it is today. He knows who is who, and where the bodies are buried. If he brings indictments out against mid to upper mid-level deep state players, after the debate, but before the election, that will be writing on the wall for the deep state, that a change of command is taking place, and they should fall in line appropriately.

 This is moving fast. If I am wrong we will know within 2 weeks. If I am right, it will unfold on this timeline, which is the timeline of the elections. If I am right, then the US may start rebuilding before the collapse is at its depths. That would be a lot better, and we could avoid civil war.

Game Clock

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Treason In America

 Calling It Treason,

Treason in America: An Overview of the FBI, CIA and Matters of ‘National Security’  
, Cynthia Chung
​  ​Thus, during our time of great upheaval we should ask ourselves; what constitutes the persisting “ruling system,” of the United States, and where do the injustices in its state of affairs truly originate from?  ​...
​  A system that, though it believes itself to be fighting tooth and nail for its very survival, is only digging a deeper grave. A system that is incapable of generating any real solutions to the problems it faces.  
​  ​The only way out of this is to address that very fact. The most important issue that will decide the fate of the country is what sort of changes are going to occur in the political and intelligence apparatus, such that a continuation of this tyrannical treason is finally stopped in its tracks and unable to sow further discord and chaos.​..
​  When the matter of truth is depicted as a possible threat to those that govern a country, you no longer have a democratic state. True, not everything can be disclosed to the public in real time, but we are sitting on a mountain of classified intelligence material that goes back more than 60 years.​..
​  ​If the American people really want to finally see who is standing behind that curtain in Oz, now is the time.​..
The truth must finally be brought to light, or the country will rot from its head to tail.

There is going to be a debate between Biden and Trump Thursday. "Biden-crime-family" bribes come under "foreign policy", it seems.
Trump Adviser Says Debate Commission May 'Shut Mic Off' As Foreign Policy Suddenly Dropped From Topics
​  ​Meanwhile, in the wake of the Hunter Biden laptop revelations - and in what we're sure is a coincidence, the Debate Commission has decided to ditch foreign policy as a topic for Thursday's face-off.
​  ​According to Miller, the Debate Commission "changed focus of final debate away from foreign policy so Joe Biden wouldn’t have to answer to being compromised by the Chinese Communist Party, supporting endless wars and sending pallets of cash to Iran."
Speaking to Maria Bartiromo on Fox News on Monday morning, Jason Miller added: “If the moderator doesn’t bring [Hunter Biden’s e-mails] up, I think you’re safe to assume that the President will."

Yes, The Hunter Biden Emails Are Authentic by Larry C Johnson
​  ​This is the story of an American patriot, an honorable man, John Paul Mac Isaac, who tried to do the right thing and is now being unfairly and maliciously slandered as an agent of foreign intelligence, specifically Russia. He is not an agent or spy for anyone. He is his own man. How do I know? I have known his dad for more than 20 years. I've known John Paul's dad as "Mac." Mac is a decorated Vietnam Veteran, who flew gunships in Vietnam. And he continued his military service with an impeccable record until he retired as an Air Force Colonel.​..​ 
​  ​This story is very simple--Hunter Biden dropped off three computers with liquid damage at a repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware on April 12, 2019. The owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, examined the three and determined that one was beyond recovery, one was okay and the data on the hard drive of the third could be recovered. Hunter signed the service ticket and John Paul Mac Isaac repaired the hard drive and down loaded the data. During this process he saw some disturbing images and a number of emails that concerned Ukraine, Burisma, China and other issues. With the work completed, Mr. Mac Isaac prepared an invoice, sent it to Hunter Biden and notified him that the computer was ready to be retrieved. Hunter did not respond. In the ensuing four months (May, June, July and August), Mr. Mac Isaac made repeated efforts to contact Hunter Biden. Biden never answered and never responded. More importantly, Biden stiffed John Paul Mac Issac--i.e., he did not pay the bill.​..
  John Paul Mac Issac is not responsible for the emails, images and videos recovered from Hunter Biden's computer. He was hired to do a job, he did the job and submitted an invoice for the work. Hunter Biden, for some unexplained reason, never responded and never asked for the computer. But that changed last Tuesday, October 13, 2020. A person claiming to be Hunter Biden's lawyer called John Paul Mac Isaac and asked for the computer to be returned. Too late. That horse had left the barn and was with the FBI.
​  ​John Paul, acting under Delaware law, understood that Hunter's computer became the property of his business 90 days after it had been abandoned.​..
​  The failure here is not John Paul's. He did his job. The FBI dropped the ball and, by extension, the Department of Justice. Sadly, this is becoming a disturbing, repeating theme--the FBI through incompetence or malfeasance is not doing its job.
​  ​Any news outlet that is publishing the damnable lie that John Paul is part of some subversive effort to interfere in the United States Presidential election is on notice. That is slander and defamation.

​  October 15, just before the Hunter Biden Laptop story broke, Pepe Escobar did a very good and extensive assessment of the Presidential race 2020, based mostly upon established inside sources​. 
It's really worth reading. It depicts the state of play, just before the laptop videos and emails took over. I am picking one little snippet out of it. (Biden is Clinton is Bush as I see oligarchic crime family alliances.)
​  ​Which bring​s​ us to Attorney General William Barr – and a persistent question across many Beltway corridors: how come there have been no indictments as evidence piles up of interlocking Deep State-related shenanigans.
​  ​Simple: Barr is CIA, part of the old Daddy Bush gang, recruited when he was still in high school, in 1971. When Daddy Bush became CIA director in 1976, Barr stepped into the CIA’s legal office and started his steady climb, culminating in 1991 as Chief Legal Counsel to Daddy Bush’s presidency.
​  ​Needless to add, Barr subsequently squashed every possible investigation on Bush, Clinton and assorted CIA ops, from BCCI to the theft of PROMIS software.
​  ​No one will volunteer to be on the record showing how Trump selected Barr – or how the Deep State made it happen. The fact is Barr was appointed shortly after the death of Daddy Bush. It’s unlikely that Team Trump have “turned” CIA asset Barr away from the swamp – with or without Hillary’s 33,000 deleted emails.

What happens when the narrative-controllers become targets and cannot cover each other's backs?
Does this explain why Facebook suppressed Hunter Biden revelations?​  ​
​  ​Anna Makanju is a nonresident senior fellow with the Transatlantic Security Initiative. She is a public policy and legal expert working at Facebook, where she leads efforts to ensure election integrity on the platform. Previously, she was the special policy adviser for Europe and Eurasia to former US Vice President Joe Biden, senior policy adviser to Ambassador Samantha Power at the United States Mission to the United Nations, director for Russia at the National Security Council, and the chief of staff for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

​Still true, 2 days later: Twitter Refuses To Unlock NYPost Account Unless Paper Deletes Tweets About Hunter Biden

​Matt Taibbi has this. which several people sent, and I also came across:
Facebook and Twitter's Intervention Highlights Dangerous New Double Standard
The decision to ban a New York Post expose about Hunter Biden flies in the face of years of "hack and leak" stories

​Before The Bidens "Did" Ukraine, there was Iraq and Serbia, James Jatras​  (I think the Chinese-bribery details will be peaking by Nov.3)

​  Emails from a former business associate of Hunter Biden's inner-circle who's serving time in prison for a 2016 investment scheme reveal that Hunter and his colleagues used their access to the Obama administration to peddle influence to potential Chinese clients and investors - including securing a private, off-the-books meeting with the former Vice President.
​  ​The emails, given to investigative journalist Peter Schweizer by former Biden associate Bevan Cooney and published by Breitbart also reveal that in 2011, the younger Biden and his business associates discussed strengthening relations with "China Inc." as part of a "new push on soft diplomacy for the Chinese."
​  ​As Breitbart notes, these emails are completely unconnected to the Hunter Biden emails released by the New York Post.

​Wikipedia says claims that Hunter Biden's laptop contains criminal evidence against him have "been debunked". 
(Oh, it's "Russia Today". Is that a double negative? I'm confused.)

​Calling it "Debunked"​

Monday, October 19, 2020

Just COVID-19

Viral Incubators,

I'll encapsulate some updates on COVID-19:
First, my own observation is that COVID cases seem to be the inverse of naturally-acquired vitamin-D levels in humans. 
The confirmed cases are rising again as we proceed further into fall, as are hospitalizations, but not yet deaths.
Take 5000 units per day of cheap vitamin D3, which is what's for sale. Take 10,000 units per day for the first 2 months, or if you get sick.
Vitamin-D is the only treatment agent that is effective at all phases of infection:
It reduces infections:
It reduces the severity of infections. 
It reduces measured nasopharyngeal viral load.  (Marik, below)
It increases survival when started at hospitalization, and reduces ICU admissions:
It protects the blood vessel lining (endothelium). It reduces the clotting cascade.
It is critical to normal immune system function, with a virus that blunts immune response early, and induces fatal cytokine-storm later.

The bulk of evidence for antivirals is shifting to Ivermectin, which is generally dosed with zinc and doxycycline in Dr Borody's protocol, and is having good success in India and Bangladesh.
Antivirals are most helpful early, when viral replication matters, to avoid high peak viral load. High viral load increases spread, and likely peaks just before symptoms start, or as they are starting, so jump on  Ivermectin ASAP.

Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum antiviral, potentially inhibiting 52 SARS-CoV-2 viral related proteins. It might be synergistic with hydroxychloroquine, as stated in the conclusion of the article. (Zinc stands on its own and is helped into cells by HcQ and quercetin.)

Paul Marik MD gives this very useful lecture and update on all of the above points and much more.
He strongly advocates for treating the cytokine storm with steroids, since that is the critical battlefield for life and death struggles currently. It does not need to be the battlefield. We would do better to take vitamin-D and treat symptoms quickly with ivermectin, zinc, doxycycline, then steroids and vitamin-C as they progress to widespread inflammation. Thanks Marjorie,

Marik also makes the point that face masks reduce viral inoculum, the amount of virus that hits the upper respiratory tract, and is the initial starting point for the multiplication cycles that lead to peak viral load. They reduce the outgoing number of virions, and somewhat reduce the incoming, and if everybody is masked, the viral cloud of contagion in a closed room will be less, limiting super-spreader events. Both number of infected in such a room and severity of infection will be less.  It's a probability cloud for contagion taking root in noses, like the position of an electron in and orbit around an atomic nucleus.

This paper, also from NP Marjorie, details the mechanisms of immune system deactivation early, then catastrophic immune system overreaction late, aka "cytokine storm". It somehow says nothing at all about vitamin-D, but does mention multiple points of activity for ivermectin in thwarting viral processes. It mentions famotidine/Pepcid, which is used at the high dose of 80 mg 3 times per day, has low side effects, and is part of the mix that President Trump got. The way Trump got treated makes perfect scientific sense, by the way.

Remdesivir does not work. Wall Street's drug does not help humans infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the largest clinical trial, after some fakery in a prior trial made it look like it might help a few people get out of the hospital sooner, without saving lives.

Remdesivir, looking at raw data from the study, might be a little help in the least sick patients, but not sick enough to be on a ventilator.. Remdesivir may be worse than placebo if you are sicker. HCQ (alone) looks like no help, and interferon looks useless.

Here is the case for early, robust and appropriately graduated outpatient treatment of SARS-CoV-2. 
(I think it is a little behind the curve on choice of antivirals. Methylprednisolone is the better steroid to use. See Marik lecture, above.)
COVID-19 hospitalizations and death can be reduced with outpatient treatment.
Principles of COVID-19 outpatient care include: 1) reduction of reinoculation, 2) combination antiviral therapy, 3) immunomodulation, 4) antiplatelet/antithrombotic therapy 5) administration of oxygen, monitoring, and telemedicine.

​Peter McCullough MD​, the first author of the above paper, made this video, explaining the rationale for outpatient treatment. It was banned on YouTube, appealed, the ban upheld, and the ban was only later lifted when further political pressure came to bear upon YouTube. This disagreed with the CDC and WHO, according to YouTube censors, human and robotic.

YouTube bans anything but the party line on COVID-vaccine information, too:

​There is a growing group of people, including healthy young people, who remain impaired after "recovering" from COVID-19. We know of what looks like permanent damage to cardiomyocytes, the muscle cells of the heart, which cannot be replaced. 
What else is going on? Is there anything we can do to help?
Multi-organ impairment in low-risk individuals with long COVID
   In a young, low-risk population with ongoing symptoms, almost 70% of​ ​individuals have impairment in one or more organs four months after initial symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection. There are implications not only for burden of long COVID but also public health approaches which have assumed low risk in young people with no comorbidities.

​Still Unimpaired​ 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Self Driving Roadkill


  Somebody drops an Apple laptop off at a computer place for repair, waterlogged, with a Beau Biden Foundation sticker on it. It gets fixed, but it's been forgotten. The shop owner eventually claims it, and looks at the hard drive before wiping it for resale. 
 He's struck by the porn of Hunter Biden doing crack with a prostitute, but looks at the emails, too. He gets scared for his well being, calls the FBI, and gives up the laptop to them. He waits, and waits and waits... 
  Nothing. He calls around to see what happened. No reply. 
Eventually he gets his copy of the hard drive to Rudy Giullianni, who really does want it, and eventually turns it over to the New York Post, who actually publishes the story and sends it out on Twitter, except Twitter censors it. 
  Twitter then tries to explain itself while still censoring the story.
  Joe and Donald Show will not go on tonight, but Joe and Donald each get a show of their own. 
This Hunter-Biden-Self-Roadkill story will feature on Donald's show, but maybe not Joe's show.
Remember, YOU are "what's for dinner" in this production of perceived-reality.
A lot of this content today comes from Ilargi at The Automatic Earth

 After yesterday's cross-platform social media embargo on a New York Post exposé detailing explosive evidence against Joe and Hunter Biden, Twitter is at it again on Thursday - suspending the Trump campaign's official account for sharing a video accusing the former Vice President of being a "liar who has been ripping off the country for years."  
  According to emails obtained on a laptop reportedly abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop (which also contained photos of Hunter smoking crack and an alleged sex tape), Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at Burisma - a Ukrainian energy giant paying Hunter upwards of $50,000 per month to sit on its board...

​  ​Yet, despite Dorsey's mea culpa, Twitter is at it again on Thursday, censoring the Post's second installment of 'Bidengate' - citing never-before-seen emails between Hunter Biden and various individuals connected to a major Chinese energy firm that failed earlier this year after its chairman - a party insider with deep ties to China's military - was "disappeared" by China's state security apparatus.

​NY Post Story
​  ​Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.
​  ​The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.
​  ​“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email reads.
​  ​An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

RUSSIA Today has this story (hiding any clues to Russian Hacking, as usual.) Et tu, Facebook?
​  A former Democratic Party staffer now working for Facebook has admitted to shadowbanning a viral story allegedly exposing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s Ukrainian ties and has encouraged “fact-checkers” to shred it.
  As a New York Post story claiming Biden scion Hunter had introduced his father to a Ukrainian energy executive less than a year before the then-Vice-President pressured Kiev into firing the country’s top prosecutor swept across social media on Wednesday morning, Facebook communications exec Andy Stone announced the social media behemoth was “reducing [the story’s] distribution on our platform.”
(Sleazy Russians...)​ ​ After the story had already made the rounds on social media, the Biden campaign weighed in to deny any meeting between Biden and Pozharskyi had taken place – though it notably did not comment on any of the more salacious aspects of the Post’s stories, including photos and videos appearing to show the candidate’s son smoking crack and having sex.

A federal judge on Oct. 8 ruled that a whistleblower complaint against the Clinton Foundation can proceed, saying that the IRS “abused its discretion” in attempting to dismiss allegations of wrongdoing by the nonprofit organization.  
“..Based on their research, Doyle and Moynihan believe the Clintons owe taxes on between $400 million and $2.5 billion..”

The US has failed to get QUAD partners: Australia, Japan and India to fight China at their own expense, so looks to NATO and Europe:
The U.S. also tried to incite its European NATO allies to take a stand against China:
​  ​NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Saturday that China's increasing influence had created a "fundamental shift in the global balance of power" that should not be overlooked.
​  ​In an interview with Germany's Welt am Sonntag newspaper, that was released in advance, the Norwegian official said that Beijing had the second-largest defense budget in the world after the United States, and was investing heavily in nuclear weapons and long-range missiles that could reach Europe.
​ "One thing is clear: China is coming ever closer to Europe's doorstep," he said. "NATO allies must face this challenge together."
​  ​That initiative will sink in Europe just as fast as the Quad initiative has sunk in Asia and for the very same reasons. China is not an ideological or military danger to Europe. It is an economic behemoth and relation with it need to be carefully handled. They require respect and talks and not saber rattling.
​  ​China has overtaken the U.S. as the EU's biggest trading partner:
​  ​In the first seven months of 2020, China surpassed the United States to become the biggest trading partner of the European Union (EU), said Eurostat, the EU's statistics organisation.
...​  ​The EU's imports from China increased by 4.9 per cent year-on-year in the January-July period, noted Eurostat.
According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, the largest economy in the EU, China, Germany's biggest trading partner since 2016, surpassed the United States for the first time in the second quarter of this year to become Germany's largest export market, and Germany's exports to China in July have rebounded almost to last year's level.
​  ​It is time for the U.S. to look into a mirror and to awake to reality. It is highly indebted country with a way too expensive but ineffective military. Over the last decades its economic role in the world has continuously declined. The constant militant positions and 'do as we say' attitude has alienated its allies. Without allies the U.S. has no chance to defeat China in any potential conflict.
​  ​What the U.S. still could do is to honestly compete with China. But that would require humility, a strong industrial policy and a well paid and competitive work force.

​Eleni discovered this French story. France has skin in this game.
​  ​Turkish Intelligence Officer Feyyaz Ö., who was in charge of liaising with a US agency, spontaneously presented himself to the Austrian police on 15 September 2020. He revealed that he had received orders to eliminate three of that country’s political figures. .
​  ​With Austria having tipped off Germany about the ongoing investigation, it was discovered that the Turkish secret services (Millî İstihbarat Teşkilatı - MIT) operate a gigantic network in Europe, greater than that of the Russian, or even the US, services.
​  ​There are at least 350 Turkish agents located in Austria and 8,000 in Germany.
​  ​An investigation has reportedly been started in France where, contrary to widespread belief, Turkish mosques outnumber the totality of North African mosques. They are controlled by the Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı (directorate of religious affairs) via an extreme right-wing organization, the Millî Görüş (of which President Erdoğan was a leader).
​  ​The news comes as Turkey is overseeing the attack on Artsakh.
​ ​Thierry Meyssan had asserted that the MIT of Turkey, supported by the British MI6, had orchestrated the attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis on 13 November 2015, as well as those in Brussels on 22 March 2016.

​Charles Hugh Smith:
Why We're Doomed: Our Delusional Faith in Incremental Change
Better not to risk any radical evolution that might fail, and so failure is thus assured.

​How did the CDC have this paper in August and not mention it? 
A Single Large Dose of Vitamin D Could be Used as a Means of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Prevention and Treatment
 Here, we hypothesize that a single large dose of vitamin D (Vit D) could be an option for trial in COVID-19. Vit D deficiency or insufficiency is very common in the general population as well as in patients with COVID-19. It has been shown that low Vit D level is associated with viral infection, and Vit D supplementation is beneficial for people infected with viruses, such as HIV and hepatitis C virus. Although COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, the morbidity and mortality of this disease are driven by coagulopathy. Clinical studies have shown that Vit D can exert anticoagulant effects. Vit D, a lipid-soluble vitamin, can be administered as a draught. Vit D supplementation is safe and has rare toxic events. In addition, the cost of Vit D is fairly low. Based on these observations, we speculate that a single dose of 300,000 IU Vit D may have a role in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

Gardening Outdoors
​(Pictured 3 days ago planting peas, daikon-radish, spinach and mustard-spinach seeds at the smaller half of People's Community Clinic vegetable garden)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Mandatory Suicide

Considering Options,​

​  ​I voted for Tulsi Gabbard for President about 5:50 yesterday afternoon, after standing in a long snaking line in the shade for a little over an hour and a half. 
​  ​Why did I do that? There were 2 places to vote early on my hour bike ride home, and the first one had long snaking lines through a sunny parking lot, so I rode to the second one, with the shade of oak trees.
  I just wanted to vote for an honest candidate who advocates for peace, based upon her personal experience in America's wars.​
I am now done with that. I suspect a lot of the other people in line wanted to be done with that.
​  ​I wore my Chairman Mao t-shirt from China. I saw an Ozzie for President T-shirt, and a pretty good Grateful Dead t-shirt with a skeletal Uncle Sam riding a chopper. Everybody was pleasant and polite.
​  ​At least 2/3 of the machines had nobody voting. The bottleneck was at the ID and sign-in stations, just 2 of them. 
The elderly black lady who told everybody in line how to do it from time to time was the more efficient. Nobody knew how to do a write-in when I asked, but they found out, and told me, and it was easy. I had not done it before. 
I was going to write-in Cynthia McKinney for VP, but it would still have been the same vote on the same line, my protest-vote. 

Trump Vs COVID, Who Won? Russel Brand video. I rarely include a video. This is well considered and Russel Brand clearly lays out how Donald Trump is directly accessing human perceptions, using visual media to resonate with archetypes in our psyches.

Capitalism, global financial capitalism​, has perfected the game of isolating a group of people from what they need to survive, forcing them to hand over all that they hold title to, then giving them less than they need, while slowly bleeding them to death. It is now the only game in the world.​
IMF Seizes on Pandemic to Pave Way for Privatization in 81 Countries
​  The enormous economic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic offers a unique opportunity to fundamentally alter the structure of society, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if using the crisis to implement near-permanent austerity measures across the world.
​  ​76 of the 91 loans it has negotiated with 81 nations since the beginning of the worldwide pandemic in March have come attached with demands that countries adopt measures such as deep cuts to public services and pensions — measures that will undoubtedly entail privatization, wage freezes or cuts, or the firing of public sector workers like doctors, nurses, teachers and firefighters.

​And there is no way to stop the destruction. 
Countries, peoples and ecosystems must continually be destroyed to feed the centers of financial capitalism.​  until...
Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, analysis finds
Trillions of dollars of GDP depend on biodiversity, according to Swiss Re report

​Giants, Who Really Rules The World?
T​he 7 richest people own as much as the poorest half in our world, but the richest 300 literally control everything. 
They do it through a few overarching financial corporations, interwoven into the central brain of global financial capitalism. 
This is it. This is what rules and decides in global capitalism. 
It's about as big as it can be and still make decisions, still rule. It does not seem to be able to re-format, though.​
(I just ordered a copy from Amazon. What's wrong with me? It was so easy, though.)
​First is the book review, then a 20 minute interview with Anthropologist Peter Philips, who did exhaustive research.
​  ​Phillips employs a very clear and easily readable structure to layout his analysis. He divides the new “Global Power Elite” into four sections—(i) Managers (i.e., the financial elite); (ii) Facilitators (i.e., bureaucrats and policy planners); (iii) Protectors (i.e., military-intelligence apparatus of power); and (iv) Ideologists (i.e., public-relations operatives and propagandists). Like a good research resource, each section is divided between an overview analysis and a series of detailed profiles of about 300 of the leading power players in today’s world economy.

How We Institutionalized Incompetence, Charles Hugh Smith​
And so we face the ultimate irony: 'bailing-out-everything' destroys the entire rotten system.
​  ​You've probably noticed things no longer work as well as they once did. For example, the store's online inventory says something is in stock and when you get to the store, it's not on the shelf. A small issue, but telling nonetheless.
​  ​Or you might call a local government agency to get an explanation of how a new fee is calculated, and nobody's ever available to explain it--or sort out your punitive late fee even though you paid on time.
​  ​You've probably noticed services cost a lot more now, but the quality has eroded. Sure, it's easy to blame it all on the pandemic, but quality has been eroding as costs have risen for years.

Will Confucius marry Marx?​   Pepe Escobar
​  ​Chinese scholar Lanxin Xiang has written a book , The Quest For Legitimacy In Chinese Politics, that is arguably the most extraordinary effort in decades trying to bridge the East-West politico-historical divide...  
​  ​He identifies two key sources for the Chinese problem: “On the one hand, there is the project of cultural restoration through which Chinese leader Xi Jinping attempts to restore ‘Confucian legitimacy’ or the traditional ‘Mandate of Heaven’; on the other hand, Xi refuses to start any political reforms, because it is his top priority to preserve the existing political system, i.e., a ruling system derived mainly from an alien source, Bolshevik Russia.” ​  ​ Ay, there’s the rub: “The two objectives are totally incompatible”.  ​...​
​  ​Essentially, the Mandate of Heaven is “an ancient Chinese belief that tian [ heaven, but not the Christian heaven, complete with an omniscient God] grants the emperor the right to rule based on their moral quality and ability to govern well and fairly.”

​Supreme Court Hearings update (They say it's a done-deal, but there is this process.) 
 On abortion and Roe v. Wade: Barrett repeatedly declined to give her views on high-profile, contentious issues like abortion rights and the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. She was repeatedly asked about her views of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark case establishing a constitutional right to abortion, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed its central holding in 1992.
  The Affordable Care Act: Barrett also rejected Democratic senators' questions on the Affordable Care Act, citing Ruth Bader Ginsburg's response to answering hypothetical questions during her hearing in 1993. "No hints, no previews, no forecasts," said Barrett.

It is interesting to observe how for example the main version from Turkish and Azerbaijani sources about the Turkish F-16 jets switched from public denial of their presence to claims that they are not involved directly in the conflict and are just needed to deter Armenian aggression. Reports from the ground and the diplomatic posture of the sides indicate that Azerbaijan, supported by Turkey, is preparing a new military push against Armenian forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh region to consolidate and expand its initial gains before the winter.

​Thanks Marjorie for the Ivermectin/zinc/doxycycline for COVID update:
​  Goa’s Chief Minister Pramod Sawant alongside State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane launched the ‘Home Isolation Kit’ to combat COVID-19. Apparently, the Indian state was influenced by Australia’s Dr. Thomas Borody and his combination treatment involving ivermectin and doxycycline (and zinc) targeting SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID. Dr. Tarek Alam at the Bangladesh Medical College has also demonstrated the efficacy of the treatment in a hospital-approved case series study and is now conducting a randomized controlled study in that country. Back to beautiful southwestern India in Goa, calling it a “game-changer,” the Health Minister of this small Indian state is targeting the complete eradication of the virus in a people-centric home-based program.

​  ​Through constant vigilance and some good fortune, astronomers have managed to capture the moment a supermassive black hole in a galaxy 215 million light-years away tore a star apart.
The so-called ‘tidal disruption event’ (TDE) is the closest such death of a star humanity has ever witnessed.
​  ​Astronomers were alerted by the intense flash of light, visible hundreds of millions of light years away, just before parts of the star disappeared into the black hole’s event horizon after being ‘spaghettified’ by the immense gravity.

​Destined to Die​ 

Thursday, October 8, 2020


 Identifying Motives,

  Intelligence analyst and real whistle-blower, Ray McGovern thinks that the FBI and CIA will not declassify Russiagate documents, which appear to show a Clinton/DNC/Obama conspiracy to tar Russia and Trump for their crimes, revealed in a massive download of their emails. Seth Rich is dead, mysteriously murdered and unrobbed, on the way home from a DNC office party. 
(The best substantiated rumor is that Seth downloaded the files and sent them to Assange through Craig Murray, or another courier.)
  Top functionaries in the CIA and FBI, as well as middle and lower level agents clearly broke laws about spying on a US citizen running for POTUS, assured that he would lose and they would have backed-the-right-horse.
  They really can't afford to let the unredacted information out, which will indict them in the court of public opinion, if it is reported...

There are 5000 US troops in Afghanistan, scheduled to be drawn down to 2500 over the winter holiday. All of them returning would be better.
"We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!" the president​ ​tweeted.​ ​

​  Moon of Alabama figures Trump was sicker than announced, risked a lot to get better fast, "is not out of the woods yet", but has put everything on the line to win the upcoming election. (I get to early-vote for Tulsi Gabbard next Tuesday, here in Texas.)
​  But Trump wanted to be back in the White House. He calculated that he needs to show that the virus can be beaten.
He has no other chance to win the election. The people rightly believe that he screwed up the U.S. response to the pandemic. Even older voters who voted for Trump in 2016 are now saying that will vote against him:
  In a recent Washington Post-ABC poll, 52 percent of likely voters over 65 supported Biden, compared with 47 percent for President Trump. Four years ago, Trump won those voters over Hillary Clinton.
  Trump was warned of this early on. As Tomas Pueyo wrote back in April:
The older you are, the more likely you are to both vote Republican and die from the coronavirus. Voters aged 80+ are 80 times more likely to die from the coronavirus than those under 40 (16% fatality rate vs. ~0.2%).
  This effect is strong enough that people who voted for Trump in the 2016 election are around 30% more likely to die from the coronavirus than Democrats. In some swing states from the 2016 election, such as Pennsylvania, if the coronavirus were to run wild, this effect alone could have wiped out up to 30% of the gap between Republicans and Democrats in the 2016 election.
  Trump can no longer convince the voters, especially the older ones, that he did everything to protect them from the virus. What he probably still can do is to convince them that it does not matter because the virus can be beaten.
To do that Trump had to make himself the showcase.
  I do not want to suggest that Trump intentionally infected himself. But he did pretty much everything one should not do if one wants to prevent that.
  Trump is relatively old, he has additional risk factors and despite that he now can say that he has beaten the virus. Should nothing further happen to him there is no way that anyone can doubt that.
  His real message in this White House video is: "I have beaten it. You can beat it. The virus does not really matter. Just carry on."

  ​I have maintained, based upon genomic sequencing information, and natural mutation rates and patterns, compared to cutting and splicing in a lab, that SARS-CoV-2 was created in a lab or labs, to hit targeted human hosts harder, and in a variety of ways. That's what we see it to do.​ It attacks the lining of the blood vessels. That's a completely new functionality. It evades the immune system with at least one of the tricks HIV uses. It shares some critical sequence homologies with HIV, the most researched virus ever. It has the "fingerprints" of gene splicing, the little patch sequences needed to integrate a segment into a genome after cutting out another segment.
It is important to keep in mind that this Chinese scientist is now in US hands, beholden to the US. She has evidence that China was working on this weaponized virus, but, as we know from other sources, so were the US and Canada. A lot of the research got shared around pretty freely among the 3. Even funding got shared. It got out. I think the first leak was accidental, myself, but then it needed to be targeted quickly before it lost all usefulness as a weapon and instrument of national policy. It sure got around the world by November 2019, based on sewage analysis.
​  ​Li-Meng Yan, A Chinese virologist (MD, PhD) who worked in a WHO reference lab and fled her position at the University of Hong Kong, has published a second co-authored report, alleging that SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, was not only created in a Wuhan lab, it's an "unrestricted bioweapon" which was intentionally released.

​Shouting FIRE​