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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Reflective In Gridlock

 Cloistered,


  We're all trapped in a thought box. I can tell that I am. 
The indecisiveness is torture. We reject it. We're irritated and impatient. 
Whatever comes next will be no different, because the situation is no different.
That makes this an opportunity to pray for good. No format. 
Just engage my heart into the mess and be with it, longing for good patterns to arise, that I can be part of.
Good and bad, and I can recognize 'em when I see 'em, often look a lot different than what I had imagined.
Here I am in purgatory, earnestly and patiently and lovingly longing for ways that I can help us all do better.

Our Imperial Presidency,  Charles Hugh Smith    {"We have always been at war with Eastasia."}
Regardless of who holds the office, America's Imperial Project and its Imperial Presidency are due for a grand reckoning.
  While elections and party politics generate the emotions and headlines, the truly consequential change in American governance has been the ascendancy of the Imperial Presidency over the past 75 years, since the end of World War II.
  As commander-in-chief of the armed forces, the Constitution grants the President extraordinary but temporary powers in wartime. With the power to declare war granted solely to Congress, this dangerous (in the Founders' view) expansion of Executive power was tolerated because it was temporary and necessary in the fast-moving emergency of war...
  The extraordinary powers granted to President Roosevelt in World War II did not expire at the end of the war. Rather, the powers of the presidency expanded along with the National Security agencies which rose to unprecedented power in the Cold War era of 1945 - 1991. The entire alphabet soup of the National Security State--CIA, NSA, DIA, etc.--serve the president, not Congress, which has been relegated the role of toothless oversight.    
{Really, they serve themselves and their hidden dark lords, now.}

Craig Murray assumes a Biden win, with mixed thoughts and emotions:
  I know that many of my readers will be triumphant at the departure of Trump. I can understand that. From the viewpoint of US domestic policy and particularly attitudes to social division, race and immigration, the end of Trump’s cynical manipulation of atavistic instinct among the electorate will be in itself a good thing. This has not been a healthy period in US politics.
  But Trump has not been defeated by a Bernie Sanders; he has been defeated by a corrupt political hack backed to the hilt by the large majority of the billionaire owned media, financed out of Wall street and with no intention of pursuing anything other than neo-liberal economic policies. It is also the firm re-establishment of the rule of the security state and the military-industrial complex. Trump’s instinctive isolationism made him an enemy of the security state interest which spent a great deal of time in trying to undermine its President.
  With Biden we will return to business as usual, and that means war and invasions. Under Trump we have had no new wars started, even if he continued old ones with little control. Without Trump, I have not the tiniest doubt that Syria would have been bombed back to the Stone Age, exactly like Libya, and millions more people would have been killed. Irrespective of the undoubted damage Trump has caused inside the United States across many fronts, Hillary would have killed a lot more people. Just not Americans.

That's not a bug, it's a feature of all the specific local and regional and personal, competent and incompetent, human and A.I. Vote Rigging.
The U.S. Inability To Count Votes is a National Disgrace. And Dangerous.  Glenn Greenwald
  Nations far poorer and less technologically advanced have no problem holding quick, efficient elections. 
Distrust in U.S. outcomes is dangerous but rational.

Caitlin Johnstone:
  All the hours of post-electoral analysis you’re about to hear are just mental gymnastics to avoid confronting one very simple fact: that the way the Democratic Party has been securing funding is incompatible with securing votes. That’s the only correct answer to the question of what went wrong for the Democrats this year. They court wealthy donors who in exchange demand policies which hurt ordinary Americans. Ignore all answers besides this one.
  It’s not because of inadequate outreach to this or that demographic. It’s not because of racism. It’s not because of being too “woke”. It’s not because of the Electoral College or gerrymandering. It’s because Democratic donors advance interests which hurt the Democratic base, which naturally makes the base disinclined to vote for them.
  People simply are not going to support a party which does not advance their interests. If the Democratic Party were obtaining material benefits for people, they would dominate the US government. But that would mean taking things away from the donor class, so it’s been a no-go. Meanwhile the donor class is never going to support a party which acts against its interests. Getting enough votes and getting the support of wealthy elites are therefore mutually exclusive endeavors. You cannot have both. Dems will keep struggling with votes until they figure this out...
  The idea that everything will be fine once Trump’s gone is more dangerous than Trump.
There’s no point telling the Democratic establishment that Bernie would have won. They know Bernie would have won. That’s why they stopped him.  

Brandon Smith sticks by his cheery prediction:
  Just as I successfully predicted the outcome of the 2016 election months in advance, my predictions on the 2020 election are now coming to pass. In July of this year in my article ‘Election 2020: The Worst Case Scenario Is The Most Likely One’, after I outlined the strange factors surrounding Biden and Trump, I stated that:
“These factors and more lead me to predict that Election 2020 will be a contested election which ends with Trump staying in office but accused of usurping the democratic process. This outcome is the worst possible outcome and also the most advantageous for the globalist establishment.”

  I also noted the predictive programming campaign by the media and members of the Council On Foreign Relations like Max Boot to acclimated the public to the idea of a contested election while also “wargaming” (planning) that exact outcome...
  Trump has said he will take the results to the Supreme Court and there is no doubt that recounts will be held in states like Michigan and Arizona. I continue to predict that Trump will stay in office despite the close election. I also predict that numerous fake ballots will be discovered during recounts only throwing gasoline on the fire and implicating Democrats in certain districts with fraud. Social justice leftists will surely try to riot in response, and Trump will call for martial law if the current scenario plays out as I expect.
  The leftists will NOT accept the results of a Supreme Court decision in favor of Trump. 
Conservatives WILL NOT accept a Biden presidency.

A US Postal Service employee from Michigan has reportedly turned whistleblower, telling Project Veritas that his supervisor instructed mail carriers to collect and segregate new ballot envelopes received after the election cutoff so that they could be fraudulently back-dated with a Nov. 3 postmark  
Update 0958ET: The USPS Inspector General's office has contacted Project Veritas following their report from a postal employee who says he was instructed to collect ballots after the election cutoff so they could be backdated.
"They're aware of this, it falls under their jurisdiction, they're assessing whether to investigate," said James O'Keefe, founder of PV.
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/michigan-usps-whistleblower-claims-late-ballots-backdated

  I continue to wonder if Long-COVID is caused by persistence of viral infection in some small proportion of cells in some people. I get asked, "wouldn't they have found that by now?" "How would they find that" , I respond. Knowledge arises through process, and we are talking about cutting open human bodies to take specimens here, living humans. Not my body, please... Some people die and get autopsies, often focusing on the lungs, though we know this virus infects cells of the arterial lining, leading to clots, strokes, heart attacks and lung failure. I noticed this.
The research, published in the journal Lancet eBioMedicine, also found the virus itself was still present in many types of cells.  

The Lancet article, excerpted:
Persistence of viral RNA, pneumocyte syncytia and thrombosis are hallmarks of advanced COVID-19 pathology  
  Pneumocytes and endothelial cells contained viral RNA even at the later stages of the disease. An additional feature was the common presence of a large number of dysmorphic pneumocytes, often forming syncytial elements (36/41, 87%). Despite occasional detection of virus-positive cells, no overt signs of viral infection were detected in other organs, which showed non-specific alterations.

One vaccine is already found to be helpful in COVID Pneumonia, when you're already sick with it, the good old tuberculosis vaccine, BCG.
Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) is widely used in national vaccination programs worldwide. It is accepted that BCG alleviates both pathogen and allergy induced respiratory diseases that could also include Covid-19. To investigate this possibility, we randomly assigned 60 Covid-19 patients, after admission to the hospital with pneumonia and requirement for oxygen therapy in a 1:1 ratio to receive either a single adult dose of intradermal BCG or normal saline with concomitant standard of care (SoC) medications. Primary endpoints were favorable prognosis of Covid-19 as deduced from resolution of pneumonia, viremia and secondary outcome were enumeration of ICU admissions, duration thereof and mortalities. Results Both primary and secondary endpoints were significantly improved in the BCG+SoC group. This could be seen from reduction in oxygen requirement due to Covid-19 associated pneumonia decreasing from day 3-4, improved radiological resolution from day 7-15. There were a total of 6 (10%) adverse events in the study of which 2 deaths and 4 ICU admissions were in SoC group (1 ICU admission culminated in death of the subject) and in contrast only 1 ICU admission in the BCG+SoC group. While there was an increase in Covid-19 specific IgG levels in the BCG+SoC group, there was no evidence of BCG induced cytokine storm in this group  

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4 comments:

  1. Love your work - not that I can keep up. Happy to support you on Caitlin Johnstone.

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    1. Thanks Julius. I can't really keep up with my work, either :-)

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  2. FYI - Jon:
    https://www.evms.edu/media/evms_public/departments/internal_medicine/EVMS_Critical_Care_COVID-19_Protocol.pdf

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    1. I posted a lecture by Paul Marik MD on October 28,
      https://www.johndayblog.com/2020/10/5g-for-permanent-president.html
      wherein he referenced these visual aids and graphs.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU6nW97eQIU

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