1396: Flu Tsunami

Adam Curry & John C. Dvorak

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November 4th, 2021
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Executive Producers: Sir Onymous of Dogpatch and Lower Slobbovia, Sir Daddy-O of the 7 Wonders, Sarah Klassen, Kyle Rainey, Sheryl Cox

Associate Executive Producers: Edward Paasch, Sir Walkman Duke of Ohio, Rob Cardinal, Anonymous, Sir Teetse, Sir David van Sunder Black Knight of the Pacific Grove, Emmett Stewart, Michael Gastin, Danielle Williams, Baron Chris of the Kawartha Highlands & Knight of the Rare Encounter

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TODAY
Thank Dame Jennifer for Phoebe gifts
Under the Volcano documentary
Got a tweet from Dorsey
Told him you need the followers more than me
Climate Change
Why no big names at Cop26? Because the plan is already underway and needs no further promotion. It's Game On
ESG energy Ratings system
Listened to the latest show episode 1396 and wanted to share some light on just how some of the ESG Certification process of American manufacturing factories happens. You know that logo on your washing machine and or TV the “energy star certification” ? Well that is also given to factory’s and mills based off of cutting carbon emissions from converting to natural gas for power generation or air scrubbers installed on smoke stacks and such. Anyway, once you get energy star certification “federal program” you then get added to preferred investment grade ESG funds lists. To quote John it’s a scam… yeah and the Federal Government environmental department (EPA) are the gatekeepers to give this seal of approval to the fossil fuel companies for ESG certification.
Our Knight of the Koch Empire
New Asset Class & ESG
Wall Street’s New Asset Class Will Put Natural World ‘Up for Sale’
The Rockefeller Foundation and the New York Stock Exchange recently created a new asset class that will put not just the natural world but the processes underpinning all life, up for sale under the guise of promoting “sustainability.”
NAC explained somewhat
Both the NYSE and IEG have marketed this new investment vehicle as being aimed at generating funds that will go back to conservation or sustainability efforts. However, on the IEG’s website, it notes that the goal is really endless profit from natural processes and ecosystems that were previously deemed to be part of “the commons”, i.e. the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth.
Kerry US Long Term Strategy Climate Change
Supply Chains
Scrap lumber used in new construction homes
Mandates
AA and SWA Travel Tips
A few details about the American Airlines (AA) and Southwest (WN is their
industry abbreviation) operational problems of the last week.
The Southwest problems involved delays affecting 20-30% of all flights day
after day and show no signs of stopping. There are few cancellations, but
many of the delays are long. The fact that the flights are not cancelling
in any large numbers verifies the problem isn't crew. Delaying a flight
does not help with a lack of crew. From numerous sources I can say the WN
problems are a result of a lack of station employees to meet the flight on
arrival and push it back to depart. I mentioned before that because
Southwest generally does not use contractors for airport staff (and the
airlines are still ignoring the explicit requirement to extend vaccine
requirements to contractors) Southwest has been hit hardest by this. Low
paid workers are the ones most able to walk away because of the vaccine
mandate and there was already a big shortage among workers in jobs paying
under $20 per hour. I don't see this improving any time soon. Probably
mid-January when air travel slows.
The American cancellation spike is crew and you know that because it keeps
hitting at the end of the month when pilot hours reset (100 hours per month
cap, 1000 per year cap). *PRO TIP: In months where there are 31 days it is
that much harder to staff within the 100 hour cap when you are short of
crew. * You see that with the months AA is having problems. New Years will
be another meltdown unless AA cancels a lot of flights Christmas week to
save pilots. Avoid flying AA the last 3 days and first day of the new
month in 31 day months until this passes. I will say January is a low
month for travel,so the next problem month is likely March.
Still no sign they are going to extend this mandate to subcontractors like
Skywest which we talked about despite the mandate from Biden explicitly
saying subcontractors are included. That will be a huge meltdown when it
is extended to them.
Leaving Ford for mandate
Hi Adam,
Pardon the length of this note but I’m privately venting to you against almost two years of COVID life, and I thank you for No Agenda being a pillar of sanity
for me during this time.
You never know what you’ll do with an ethical situation until you face it for real. I think most of us go through life imagining we are the good guys doing the
right thing in most situations, or aspiring to be, and then life hands you a gut check to test what you’re made of.
We got a message at the end of September from Ford HR demanding to know our COVID vaccination status while the company figured out how it will implement O’Biden’s
mandate for the vaccinate or test rules. Rumors flew about the unvaccinated having to pay hundreds a month for weekly testing if they refuse the shot. The number
of hateful employees wishing ill on unvaccinated employees in official and informal channels was disheartening. The issue for me was not so much about a dubious
first gen “vaccine"—the issue is, will I volunteer private medical information that should be only between me and my doctor, to a corporate HR department? What
will they demand to know next year to make bigoted policies against the latest “othered” group? And knowing how bad Ford has become under recent CEOs and the
ever-wokening Ford family, I was confident that the employees going the test route would be treated shabby sooner or later.
Turns out, as of this week, there will be no test option at Ford, so my fellow employees who compromised their medical privacy a month ago got nothing for it.
Shame on Ford for misleading the employees like that, but it's what I’ve come to expect. Now those employees have a final choice to make. I’m glad I already made
my choice in early October and my last day at Ford was last week. I doubt there will ever be justice for people fired due to the mandates, no class action
payments to anyone but lawyers even if the illegality is acknowledged in court, so I took good care of my wonderful supervisors and coworkers to transition
smoothly and professionally from our very understaffed department. Keeping those individual personal professional relationships healthy for now and the future are
worth more to me than some supposed class action settlement 10 years from now.
To hell with Ford. To hell with the Ford family. To hell with O'Biden. I’m a baron of the No Agenda round table, and I will not be bullied by the likes of them.
If you do decide to trade in the Mercedes on a pickup truck when the chip shortage is over and vehicles are built properly again, let me know and I will get a
former coworker to provide you another discount PIN. My disgust with Ford doesn’t mean I regret the work I’ve done helping design the new pickups and vans. They
are magnificent.
Thanks for hearing me out, Podfather. It feels better to finally put the last month into words.
Sir Timothy
Forrest Service 48% vaxxed at deadline
The vaccination rate for the Forest Service is 49.8 percent as of this week. It is now past the deadline for getting your final shot so that means over half are
asking for accommodations or are waiting to see if they are fired.
This is funny because I am vocal about my vaccination status and the wildland fire fighters are also vocal. Trying to be an example so people don't give in to
bullying. Everyone else just pretends like everyone is vaccinated but no one actually says if they are or not. That percentage means most of my coworkers are
pretending.
Matt
National Guard being snuck into nursing homes to assist
This was shared with me and Lindsey here at . A local County Healthcare facility (nursing home for poor people who can’t afford private care) in Clark County WI, is going to be giving national guard members a 5 day training to support CNA staff because they are so short staffed. NO ONE IS REPORTING ON THIS LOCALLY. The collapse is coming. Another local elderly resident looking for a nursing home said he f the 47 homes contacted only 1 was taking new residents. It’s a culling. Always has been. This was designed to kill the old useless eaters and spare the young healthy “workers “. The end is neigh!
Singapore BOTG from Mari
Hi Adam, I live in Singapore, the most vaccinated country in the world. The endemic thing is just a talking point and doesn’t make sense with government rules. Right now unvaccinated people cannot eat out or enter malls (inside which are most of the supermarkets) while vaccinated can only eat in groups of 2. Masks are still obligatory and so is contact tracing. Not only cases skyrocketed after vaccination but also deaths, more people died last October than in 2020.
VAERS
Pfizer data falsified
“ A regional director who was employed at the research organisation Ventavia Research Group has told The BMJ that the company falsified data, unblinded patients,
employed inadequately trained vaccinators, and was slow to follow up on adverse events reported in Pfizer’s pivotal phase III trial. Staff who conducted quality
control checks were overwhelmed by the volume of problems they were finding. After repeatedly notifying Ventavia of these problems, the regional director, Brook
Jackson, emailed a complaint to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ventavia fired her later the same day. Jackson has provided The BMJ with dozens of
internal company documents, photos, audio recordings, and emails.”
Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial | The BMJ
But, for researchers who were testing Pfizer’s vaccine at several sites in Texas during that autumn, speed may have come at the cost of data integrity and patient safety. A regional director who was employed at the research organisation Ventavia Research Group has told The BMJ that the company falsified data, unblinded patients, employed inadequately trained vaccinators, and was slow to follow up on adverse events reported in Pfizer’s pivotal phase III trial. Staff who conducted quality control checks were overwhelmed by the volume of problems they were finding. After repeatedly notifying Ventavia of these problems, the regional director, Brook Jackson, emailed a complaint to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ventavia fired her later the same day. Jackson has provided The BMJ with dozens of internal company documents, photos, audio recordings, and emails.
100% of Covid-19 Vaccine Deaths were caused by just 5% of the batches produced according to official Government data
An investigation of data found in the USA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has revealed that extremely high numbers of adverse reactions and deaths have been reported against specific lot numbers of the Covid-19 vaccines several times, meaning deadly batches of the experimental injections have now been identified.
But what’s perhaps more concerning is that the “deadly” lots were distributed widely across the United States whilst other “benign” lots were sent to just a few locations.
Ivermectin
FDA Took my Ivermectin
Attached is the letter I received from the FDA today telling me that my Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine were detained and will not be delivered!
I had ordered from the website the day after you had spoken about how to get it online, around the 26th of September. I kept checking the tracking and on October 10th is when it made it to Jamaica, New York and there it sat.
Should I keep trying until one slips through? Should I ask them to wrap it in a Sari?
Thank you, to you and John for all you do!
Sincerely,
Angela
Finland snort ivermectin
“Turku-based company Therapeutica Borealis is, however, developing an ivermectin-based drug to treat Covid. It reaches the body through the nose, and not the mouth, as is the case with pills like Stromectol.”
Flu Tsunami NL
BLM LGBBTQQIAAPK+ Noodle Gun
Critical Race Theory
Color of Law taught in Universities
BBB LGB Great Reset
The 'Rumor in Rome' is That Biden Pooped His Pants When He Met the Pope
@catturd started it possibly
OTG
Apple Explores if iPhone, Watch Can Detect Depression
Moving beyond its revolutionary technology to sense for irregular heartbeats that could result in a heart attack or stroke, Apple Inc. is now looking into whether key usage data collected from its iPhones and Watch can detect depression, stress, anxiety, cognitive decline and even autism. This is according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and news magazines, including Forbes.
Apple is partnering with pharmaceutical company Biogen on the cognitive decline part of the equation and with UCLA on the stress, anxiety and depression component.
The data that Apple will be collecting will come from people's usage of its video camera, keyboard and audio (and in the case of the Watch) physical sensors.
It is the changes in the usage that Apple evidently will find the most interesting, such as how users speak, how often and fast they walk, their heart and breathing rates, sleep patterns, and more. Obviously, Apple will be able to collect information from users' communications and searches, and what they write and text.
According to the WSJ, Apple will be working with Biogen for two years and study 20,000 people. A synopsis of the WSJ article by Business Insider did not lay out the parameters for the UCLA partnership.
The Purge
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Epstein
Prop Gun
Turkey
STORIES
Zillow stock dives after analyst highlights two-thirds of homes bought are underwater - MarketWatch
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 15:18
Shares of Zillow Group Inc. took a dive Monday, after KeyBanc analyst Edward Yruma highlighted how most of the homes the real estate services company purchased, with an aim to flip them, were now worth less than what they paid for them.
The stock Z, +5.59% shed 6.2%. Although the stock was still up 13.6% since closing at a 13-month low of $86.00 on Oct. 18, which was the day Zillow said it would stop buying U.S. homes after building a big backlog, the stock was still down 51.1% since closing at a record $199.90 on Feb. 16.
Don't miss: Zillow pauses home buying '-- raising 'red flags' about the real-estate market.
''Zillow may have leaned into home acquisition at the wrong time, and we believe earnings may be at risk due to its current home inventory ($1.17 billion at 2Q21),'' Yruma wrote in a note to clients.
Yruma said it completed an analysis of 650 homes in Zillow's inventory, or about one-fifth of the homes owned, and found that 66% are currently listed below the purchase price at an average discount of 4.5%.
Of the 650 homes Yruma analyzed, the cities in which the company had the highest percentage of homes that were listed below the purchase price were San Diego at 94.3%, Phoenix at 93.4% and Mesa, Ariz. at 92.6%.
The city with the most homes listed below the purchase price was Phoenix with 71. Charlotte, N.C. had 70 and Las Vegas had 52.
''While we do think that [Zillow's] issues are likely transitory in nature, we do think it highlights the importance of strong property level and market data,'' Yruma wrote. ''From a [long-term] perspective, we maintain that [Zillow's] changing customer focus (the agent is the customer in the IMT business vs. the consumer in homes) may for unanticipated (and likely negative) compromises.''
Yruma reiterated the neutral rating he's had on the stock since February 2020.
The stock has tumbled 24.8% year to date, while Zillow's Class A shares ZG, +5.07% , which were shedding 7.6% on Monday, have sunk 28.2% this year. In comparison, the iShares U.S. Home Construction exchange-traded fund ITB, +1.33% has run up 30.3% and the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.25% has gained 22.8%.
'Rust' Shooting: Live Bullet Was 'Sabotage', Armorer's Lawyer Said - Variety
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 11:40
UPDATED: Jason Bowles has provided a statement on behalf of his client Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the set of ''Rust,'' adding a few extra points to the narrative around the ''Rust'' set shooting.
''Hannah was incredibly safety conscious and took her job very seriously from the moment she started on October 4th. She did firearms training for the actors as well as Mr. Baldwin, she fought for more training days and she regularly emphasized to never point a firearm at a person,'' Bowles statement reads. ''Never in a million years did Hannah think that live rounds could have been in the 'dummy' round box. Who put those in there and why is the central question.''
''Hannah kept guns locked up, including throughout lunch on the day in question, and she instructed her department to watch the cart containing the guns when she was pulled away for her other duties or on a lunch break. Hannah did everything in her power to ensure a safe set. She inspected the rounds that she loaded into the firearms that day. She always inspected the rounds. She did again right before handing the firearm to Mr. Halls, by spinning the cylinder and showing him all of the rounds and then handing him the firearm. No one could have anticipated or thought that someone would introduce live rounds into this set.''
Bowles and Robert Gorence, the attorneys for ''Rust'' armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, spoke on ''Today'' Wednesday morning to propose a clearer timeline about how a live round got on set. Bowles also brought up the new defense that someone may have ''sabotaged'' the set: ''We're assuming somebody put the live round in that box, which, if you think about that, the person who put the live round in the box of dummy rounds had to have the purpose of sabotaging the set.''
The ''sabotaging the set'' statement made anchor Savannah Guthrie pause and clarify, asking, ''Is that your theory of the case? That someone intentionally placed a live round into a box of dummies, for the purpose of it ending up in a weapon that would be used on set?''
''We don't have a theory yet, we are investigating and we're trying to get all of the facts '-- that's one of the possibilities,'' Bowles responded.
When Guthrie pressed further, Bowles said, ''I believe that somebody who would do that would want to sabotage the set, want to prove a point, want to say that they're disgruntled, they're unhappy. And we know that people had walked off the set the day before.''
When asked if a crew member could have tampered, Bowles said, ''I think you can't rule anybody out at this point. We know there was a live round in a box of dummy rounds that shouldn't have been there. We have people who had left the set, who had walked out because they were disgruntled. We have a time frame between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., approximately, that day, in which the firearms at times were unattended, so there was opportunity to tamper with this scene.''
Gorence added that ''that was completely unattended at all times, giving someone access and opportunity.'' Gutierrez-Reed wasn't able to keep an eye on the firearms during that time period, Gorence said, because ''she had another duty and responsibility as key props assistant, and so she had gone to do that, right after she had provided the handgun to [assistant director Dave] Halls. So Mr. Halls took custody of the weapon and at that point she was doing her other duties as key prop assistant.''
In a New York Times report later on Wednesday, Gorence further elaborated as to why the gun was left unattended. He told the Times that at around 11 a.m., Gutierrez-Reed loaded three firearms to be used later that day during filming, including the firearm in question. She put the guns in socks '-- a tactic used to stop others from tampering with them '-- and went on lunch break, leaving them unattended.
''Was there a duty to safeguard them 24/7?'' Gorence said to the Times. ''The answer is no, because there were no live rounds.''
Watch the full interview below:
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US Department of Labor finds Midwest trailer sales company failed to ensure workers followed measures to prevent COVID-19 spread | Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 11:16
October 21, 2021
US Department of Labor finds Midwest trailer sales company failedto ensure workers followed measures to prevent COVID-19 spreadTwelve of 38 Amston Trailer Sales' workers tested positive in a month; one worker died
CALEDONIA, WI '' Responding to a complaint alleging coronavirus hazards, federal workplace safety and health inspectors found a Caledonia company failed to protect workers from the virus' dangers.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected the facility on May 18 and found that a 49-year-old dispatcher died from the virus on April 27 and that 11 out of 38 employees of Amston Supply Inc. tested positive for COVID-19 from April 12 to May 18. The dispatcher worked for the company approximately a month when he died.
OSHA determined the company, operating as Amston Trailer Sales, allowed workers to congregate closely and without face coverings in offices, the parts and services department, maintenance areas, and kitchen '' despite their own company policy requiring employees to screen, wear masks, and maintain social distancing when possible to prevent coronavirus infection.
OSHA cited Amston for a serious general duty clause violation and proposed $9,557 in penalties.
''Failure to protect workers from the hazards related to coronavirus infection can have serious consequences,'' said OSHA Area Director Christine Zortman in Milwaukee. ''Simply having a policy is not enough '' employers are obligated to make sure preventive measures are actually being followed in order to protect their employees.''
Learn more about OSHA and the agency's resources on coronavirus protection.
Founded in 1979, Amston Trailer Sales began as an equipment leasing company and is now one of the Midwest's largest trailer dealers. Operating in Caledonia and in Lebanon, Indiana, the company specializes in trailer sales, leasing, parts and service.
The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
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Scott Allen, 312-353-4727, allen.scott@dol.govRhonda Burke, 312-353-4807, burke.rhonda@dol.gov
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The COP26 menu is 'like serving cigarettes at a lung cancer conference' - The Big Issue
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 11:04
Environment
Climate and conservation groups have questioned the sustainability of the COP26 menu, which is almost 60 per cent meat or dairy based.
You might expect the world's biggest climate change conference to opt for eco-friendly menus, given the clamour to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet the menu at COP26 in Glasgow is almost 60 per cent meat or dairy with dishes labelled as high-carbon at almost every food stand, a move which 'beggars belief'' according to climate and conservation campaigners.
Delegates are presented with a broad menu at the conference, from soups, sandwiches and salads to pizza, pasta and pastries. The carbon footprint for every item is listed on the menu, available online at a website called ARecipeForChange.co.uk, with burgers, venison, beef ramen, and haggis all featuring, despite their high carbon footprint.
''According to the WWF, we need to get [the carbon footprint of food] down below 0.5 kg CO2e [per meal] to reach the goals defined in the Paris Agreement,'' reads a statement on each page of the online menu. ''By including climate labels on our our menus, we aim to make it easier to achieve this goal '' together.''
Half the dishes listed in the main dining area contain meat, all of which were among those with the highest carbon footprint, and were largely sourced from Scotland.
The ''haggis, neeps and tatties'' option used 3.4kg of carbon to produce, according to the conference's owning rating system, double the carbon footprint of the average UK meal of 1.7 kg and nearly seven times higher than the 0.5 kg target.
The website shows that two-thirds of items on the menu have a carbon footprint at or below 0.5kg.
The conference teamed up with Swedish start-up Klimato to analyse and display the carbon footprint of all menu items. The organisation says the aim is to ''help [people] choose the dishes with the lowest carbon footprint''. It does not say what happens to the high-carbon food if no one eats it.
Emissions from global livestock production fro meat and dairy account for 14.5 per cent of all human-driven emissions, and the UK government's own climate change advisers have urged it to curb public demand for animal products.
Joel Scott-Halkes, a spokesperson for campaign group Animal Rebellion, said: ''The utterly reckless inclusion of meat, seafood and dairy on the COP26 catering menu is a damning indictment of the UK government's utter failure to grasp the root cause of the climate crisis.
''It's like serving cigarettes at a lung cancer conference. As long as such illogical decisions are being made, the climate emergency will never be resolved.''
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which organises the conference, has been approached for comment.
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The Salmon and Conservation Trust has also questioned the sustainability of the farmed salmon offered in some COP26 dishes.
Andrew Graham-Stewart, director of Salmon and Trout Conservation, said: ''Open-net salmon farming has caused serious environmental damage and indeed ecocide in all those jurisdictions around the world, where blinkered governments have allowed it to operate.
''It is, by any reasonable set of criteria, unsustainable and to include farmed salmon on the COP26 menu is beggars belief. One wonders what level of scrutiny and due diligence was applied before the menu was finalised.''
The lowest-carbon options were those that were entirely plant-based. One kale and vegetable pasta dish, for instance, generated just 0.3kg of carbon per serving and fell into the ''low'' category.
Even some vegetarian dishes had high carbon ratings, with a Scottish buffalo mozzarella pizza generating 2.1kg per serving.
Throughout the conference, 41 per cent of the food on offer is meat or fish based, while 17 per cent is dairy based, meaning 58 per cent of the menu contains animal products.
Around 42 per cent of the food on offer is completely plant-based.
Other events in the UK, including UK music festival Shambala, have completely removed meat from menus as part of a commitment to going green.
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When it took the decision in 2016, Shambala said: ''We can't ignore the indisputable evidence that a diet predominantly based on meat and fish is having a devastating effect on this little blue and green marble we call home.''
The festival says removing meat from its menus has reduced 100 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from its event every year.
The carbon footprint of food at COP isn't the only concern for some environmental campaigners.
Eyebrows have been raised over the high numbers of delegates travelling to the conference by plane.
This includes Boris Johnson, who plans to fly back to London after warning delegates about the threat posed by climate change.
A government spokesperson said: ''It's important the PM is able to move around the country. We have obviously faced significant time constraints''.
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Something Really Strange Is Happening At Hospitals All Over America | ZeroHedge
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 10:58
Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com,
In a year that has been filled with so many mysteries already, I have another very odd one to share with you. Emergency rooms are filled to overflowing all over America, and nobody can seem to explain why this is happening. Right now, the number of new COVID cases in the United States each day is less than half of what it was just a couple of months ago. That is really good news, and many believe that this is a sign that the pandemic is fading. Let us hope that is true. With less people catching the virus, you would think that would mean that our emergency rooms should be emptying out, but the opposite is actually happening. All across the country, emergency rooms are absolutely packed, and in many cases we are seeing seriously ill patients being cared for in the hallways because all of the ER rooms are already full.
Let me give you an example of what I am talking about. The following comes from an article entitled ''ERs Are Swamped With Seriously Ill Patients, Although Many Don't Have Covid'''...
Inside the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, staff members are struggling to care for patients showing up much sicker than they've ever seen.
Tiffani Dusang, the ER's nursing director, practically vibrates with pent-up anxiety, looking at patients lying on a long line of stretchers pushed up against the beige walls of the hospital hallways. ''It's hard to watch,'' she said in a warm Texas twang.
But there's nothing she can do. The ER's 72 rooms are already filled.
Can anyone explain why this is happening?
If the number of COVID cases was starting to spike again, it would make sense for emergency rooms to be overflowing.
But at this particular hospital in Michigan, we are being told that some of the main things that are being treated include ''abdominal pain'', ''respiratory problems'', ''blood clots'' and ''heart conditions'''...
Months of treatment delays have exacerbated chronic conditions and worsened symptoms. Doctors and nurses say the severity of illness ranges widely and includes abdominal pain, respiratory problems, blood clots, heart conditions and suicide attempts, among other conditions.
That mention of ''heart conditions'' immediately got my attention, because I have been seeing this so much in the news recently.
For instance, a high school senior in Pennsylvania just dropped dead from ''a sudden cardiac incident'''...
The high school soccer manager 'greatly enjoyed' his team's championship victory Saturday. Later that evening, he was dead.
Now, late student Blake Barklage's high school is mourning his untimely death. As 6ABC in Philly reports, the tragedy occurred at La Salle College High School in Montgomery County, Pa.
In a letter to parents, the school announced that the senior died after 'a sudden cardiac incident' Saturday night.
Elsewhere in the same state, an otherwise healthy 12-year-old boy just suddenly died because of an issue with his coronary artery'...
As family and friends grieve, the cause of death is in for a 12-year-old taken way too soon while warming up for school basketball practice.
As TribLive in Pittsburgh reports, Jayson Kidd, 12, of Bridgeville, Pa., died of natural causes involving his coronary artery, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.
Heart problems kill elderly people all the time, but it is odd that so many healthy young people have been having these problems.
Over the weekend, Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero suddenly collapsed on the pitch during a match.
He was later diagnosed with ''a cardiac arrhythmia'''...
Sergio ''Kun'' Aguero, a striker for the Barcelona soccer team, has been diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia after collapsing during Saturday's match against Alaves.
The 33-year-old Argentinian was examined by medical staff at the stadium before being taken to a nearby hospital where he is still waiting to undergo further examination.
Just two days later, a match in Norway was brought to a screeching halt after a player experienced ''cardiac arrest'' right in the middle of a match'...
A football match in Norway's second division was halted on Monday after Icelandic midfielder Emil Plsson suffered a cardiac arrest during play.
The 28-year-old Sogndal player suffered the attack as the game against Stjordals-Blink entered the 12th minute, his club said in a statement.
I have been seeing so many stories like this.
So why are so many young people suddenly having such serious problems with their hearts?
Can anyone out there explain this to me?
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Opinion: Kenosha Mayor Who Let City Burn Has Surrogate In Rittenhouse Courtroom - Kenosha County Eye
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 03:46
Left: Witness Dominic Black '' Right: KPD Detective Antaramian (Still from Pool Video)I will be in the courtroom for the duration of the political prosecution of Kyle Rittenhouse. Since the trial is streaming on millions of devices around the world, I won't bore my readers with the same reporting that will be done by countless news agencies. The Kenosha News is putting out articles from the associated press even though they have a full-time assigned seat inside the courtroom. Maybe for once the Kenosha News editor doesn't want Deneen Smith's extreme left slant on the coverage of this case. What I will do, however, is point out things that those who are not intimate with this community, and even and some who are, do not know.
Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian (D)
Kenosha Mayor John Antaramain has been mayor since 2016 and was elected in 2020 for his sixth term until 2024. He also served as mayor from 1992 to 2008. After this term, he will have been mayor for 24 years. Many sources have told us he will not be seeking a seventh term because of the immense backlash from the Kenosha Riots of 2020. Most Kenosha residents view his response as very poor '' he is the chief executive of the city, including the police department. We didn't hear from him. He didn't lead. Many joke that he was hiding in his basement. Some tell us he was hiding in Lake Geneva. We don't know for sure '' he wont tell us. John has a lot at stake in the Rittenhouse trial. He wants Kyle convicted. He wants Kyle to take the blame and distract us from his failures as our leader. Lucky for John, he has a lot of powerful family members in charge here in Kenosha. First off, the lead detective in this case is Benjamin Antaramian, his nephew. Benjamin wants Kyle convicted. Benjamin was very thirsty to connect Kyle Rittenhouse to the ''Kenosha Guard'' Facebook page. He grilled Dominic Black about if they had seen the page or not. They desperately wanted to connect the two. They could not. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook told this to the public twice, once on a Facebook Q and A and again in front of the U.S. Senate. This is a common myth that is repeated by the media and naive folks. Kyle came to Kenosha of his own accord on the 25th '' to volunteer removing graffiti. Law enforcement at the federal level, Facebook, and other forensic reviews have determined there was no such connection. The ''Kenosha Guard'' was simply a plea for help when our local leaders like John the Mayor and Tony the Governor would not help. Benjamin will be sitting at the prosecutor's table for every day of the trial. Today, he held up the rifles that were carried by Rittenhouse and Black, Kyle's friend. The mayor's cousin is the Kenosha City Attorney, Ed Antaramian (D). His nephew is the Kenosha City Judge Michael Easton (D). His other nephew is Thaddeus (Tip) McGuire (D), State Representative. His other cousin is Laura Belsky (D) County Board Supervisor.
During the remainder of this trial, remember, the mayor who let Kenosha burn has a surrogate in the court room '' at the prosecutor's table, actually.
Kyle is ''David'' and the State of Wisconsin, with all of their resources is ''Goliath.'' The only thing that gives Kyle a fair and likely shot to win is the generosity of strangers that donated money to his defense. He now has a team of three sharp attorneys '' among the best in the business. It's now a fair fight.
BLM Sympathizer Kenosha DA Mike Graveley, like his predecessor, Robert Zapf, loves the limelight and always prosecutes the high profile cases. Not this one. Mike knows the state cannot win. That's why he's leaving it to T. Clair. Let's see what T. Clair's excuse will be if he loses.
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Barcelona star Sergio Aguero admitted to hospital for 'cardiac exam' after chest pain during match
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 20:52
Published Oct. 31, 2021 12:59 p.m. ET
Sergio Aguero of FC Barcelona looks dejected as he leaves the pitch after picking up an injury during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves at Camp Nou on Oct. 30, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Alex Caparros/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images/CNN)
Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital for a 'cardiac exam' after suffering chest pain and dizziness during his side's 1-1 draw with Alaves on Saturday.
The 33-year-old was treated on the pitch after he was seen holding his chest just moments before half-time and was subsequently replaced during the break.
Medics tended to Aguero as he lay on his back but the player was able to walk off the pitch himself.
"I was told he was feeling a bit dizzy. I have just learned that he was taken to hospital and I can't say much more until I know," Barcelona's caretaker coach Sergi Barjuan said after the match.
The club confirmed Aguero had been taken to a hospital for a cardiac exam in a social media post but it has not yet released the outcome of the exam.
Aguero's former club, Manchester City, posted a message on Twitter wishing the striker well.
"Everyone at Manchester City wishes you a speedy recovery," it read. "We're with you."
Aguero was making his first start at the Camp Nou since his summer move from the Premier League club.
The forward has been recovering from injury while Barcelona has made a poor start to the season.
Ronald Koeman was sacked as manager last week as a result of the team's poor form, with the club currently languishing ninth in La Liga.
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Pentagon says world will have three 'great powers' '' and US will be 'challenged' '-- RT USA News
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 20:05
The world is reshaping into a tri-polar configuration, with the US, Russia and China being the "great powers," a top American general has said. He then explained why he thinks the US must "put a premium" on keeping its influence.
Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum on Wednesday, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, admitted that the years of US domination may be over.
We're entering into a tri-polar world with the US, Russia and China being all great powers. Just by introducing three vs two you get increased complexity.
Milley believes that maintaining the peace between the "great powers" in a tri-polar configuration will be significantly more difficult than in Cold War times, when two powers were at odds. Rapidly developing technologies also add up to the complexity, according to the general, with the world becoming "potentially much more strategically unstable than, say, the last 40, 50 or 60 years."
Also on rt.com Biden ready to change US nuclear weapons policy '' reports "What does that mean? That means that we'll have to put a premium, in my view, on maintaining the great power peace," he said.
The Pentagon sees China as the primary adversary in such a tri-polar world, Milley said. Over the past 40 years Beijing has actively invested in its military and is now ready to "challenge" the US '' at least at a regional level for now.
China is clearly challenging us regionally, and their aspiration is to challenge the United States globally.
Over the past few years, Chinese and US militaries have had multiple run-ins across multiple regions, with the South China Sea being the hotspot for such incidents. The resource-rich waterway, subjected to overlapping territorial and maritime claims, is one of the prime targets of the so-called 'freedom of navigation' missions by the US, as well as the site of Chinese military buildup.
Another major source of bilateral tensions is Taiwan, the island nation maintaining cozy relations with Washington '' and claimed as an integral part of China by Beijing. This year, China's military was increasingly active around the island, staging massive flyovers of it. US military vessels also repeatedly showed up in the Taiwan strait, prompting angry reaction in Beijing and accusations of meddling in China's internal affairs.
Also on rt.com Why do some American Sinophobes seem to want a US-China war, and are doing their damndest to set one up? Milley, however, thinks that, despite the active muscle-flexing, Beijing is unlikely to try and seize control of Taiwan by force any time soon.
"Based on my analysis of China, I don't think that it is likely in the near future '' being defined as, you know, six, 12, maybe 24 months, that kind of window," he said.
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Barclays CEO Resigns Over Probe Into Ties to Jeffrey Epstein
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 17:28
Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley is stepping down from his role as head of the multinational banking group after British regulators announced preliminary conclusions of a probe into his ties to convicted sex offender and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
In a Nov. 1 statement, Barclays said it was made aware on Oct. 29 of initial findings of the investigation by Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) into Staley's characterization to Barclays of his relationship with Epstein and the subsequent description of that relationship in Barclays' response to the regulators.
Barclays stated that Staley was stepping down, as he intends to contest the conclusions of the probe, which ''makes no findings that Mr. Staley saw, or was aware of, any of Mr. Epstein's alleged crimes, which was the central question underpinning Barclays' support for Mr. Staley following the arrest of Mr. Epstein in the summer of 2019,'' according to the bank.
''In view of those conclusions, and Mr. Staley's intention to contest them, the Board and Mr. Staley have agreed that he will step down from his role as Group Chief Executive and as a director of Barclays,'' the statement reads. ''The board is disappointed at this outcome. Mr. Staley has run the Barclays Group successfully since December 2015 with real commitment and skill.''
C.S. Venkatakrishnan, head of global markets, will replace Staley as chief executive with immediate effect, the bank stated.
The investigations sought to examine Staley's ''historical'' links to Epstein while Staley ran the private banking arm of U.S. investment bank JP Morgan, according to Sky News. Barclays said in February 2020 that Staley had offered an account of his business relationship with Epstein, and the bank's board determined that Staley had been ''sufficiently transparent'' in describing his links to the deceased convicted sex offender, according to the media outlet.
While no details are available on the findings of the FCA and PRA probes, it appears that the agencies ''believe there was a distinct lack of transparency over this relationship,'' said Susannah Streeter, senior investment and markets analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, according to The Guardian.
The FCA and PRA issued a joint statement on Nov. 1, stating that they ''do not comment on ongoing investigations or regulatory proceedings beyond confirming the regulatory actions as detailed in the firm's announcement.''
Epstein was found dead in a New York federal jail on Aug. 10, 2019, while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging.
''The repercussions from the Jeffrey Epstein scandal stretch far and wide, and now Barclays finds itself at the center of the storm,'' Streeter told The Guardian. ''It's understood Mr. Staley will contest the conclusions, and clearly the board wants to distance Barclays from what could be a long, drawn-out process.''
A number of high-profile individuals, including Bill Gates and Prince Andrew, have faced scrutiny over their ties to Epstein or his victims.
Gates told CNN in August that he had ''several dinners'' with Epstein about 10 years ago, saying that it was a ''huge mistake'' to meet with the convicted sex offender.
''It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of, you know, being there. There were lots of others in that same situation, but I made a mistake,'' Gates said.
One of Epstein's longtime accusers filed a lawsuit against Prince Andrew in August, alleging that she was sexually assaulted by him on three separate occasions when she was 17.
Prince Andrew has denied the allegations.
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How Parents Can Deal With Climate Anxiety | WIRED
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 17:23
This is probably a good time to note that parents are also really, really overwhelmed people. They're often sleep deprived, emotionally stressed, hormonally imbalanced, and totally overstimulated. As Bechard points out, ''Climate change is an overwhelming existential threat that can't be easily put on your to-do list, which is already full anyways.'' It's no wonder that most parents grapple either with ongoing anxiety like the type Bechard experienced or a kind of cognitive denial wherein their nervous systems and brains are like, la la la it's probably not that bad, I'll read about it when my kid is in college.
Neither of these are the responses we need, both in terms of what our bodies can handle and what will produce meaningful change in the fight against the climate emergency.
But there is good news: When we can start to identify our fight-or-flight response (instead of ignoring it), we can actually help our mind and bodies learn to process our emotions'--this way we can use our brain's full cognitive abilities to process our emotions and calmly reflect on climate change and how it might impact our families. That way, you can read articles like this one without feeling sick to your stomach or completely zoning out.
How to Handle Climate Anxiety When You Feel It
First things first: You need to regulate your nervous system. There are many techniques that can help the body recover after a stress response: deep abdominal breathing, meditating, visualization, yoga, or whatever mindfulness practice feels best to you.
If you feel too much anxiety in your body to slow down enough to practice mindfulness, that means your system is likely flooded with adrenaline and cortisol. To counter that, try holding a plank position, jumping rope, or splashing your face with cold water. Then, try your preferred mindfulness technique again.
This may all seem pretty basic or even trivial: Who wants to be told to take deep breaths when they're terrified about the climate apocalypse? But only once our bodies are calm can we do the hardest thing of all'--face our painful emotions about climate change.
There are many ways to process our emotional reaction to the climate crisis, including finding a community of people who are on a similar journey, seeing a therapist who specializes in eco distress, or taking a course like those offered by the Good Grief Network.
In her book, Bechard uses expressive writing to guide parents through processing their climate anxiety. This was a technique she learned from James Pennebaker, a researcher at the University of Texas who created the Pennebaker Paradigm as a way of helping people process trauma through specific writing prompts. ''It's intended to express all the things that we might not express otherwise, and to keep to ourselves,'' Bechard says. She credits this process with helping her build resilience and take meaningful action against climate change. ''It's not always practical to pull out your journal in a moment of anxiety or distress, but there is a perspective shift that can be taken. You can go from intense anxiety to seeing this as an opportunity for you to show up for your kids.''
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Finnish vaccine opponents stocking up on ivermectin | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 16:26
Some people are pinning their hopes on fighting Covid with ivermectin, which anti-vaxxers have touted as a pandemic cure. Image: Sasha Silvala / YLEThe pandemic has increased demand in Finland for ivermectin, a trend also witnessed in other parts of the world, despite research showing no significant impact of the anti-parasitic drug on treating Covid.
Some ivermectin studies have even been downright fraudulent, according to The Guardian.
"If ivermectin wasn't available, I'd probably take the vaccine," Sami Antinniemi told Yle, adding that he's not opposed to vaccines, saying, "I believe in science."
Ivermectin has been used to cure animals and people from worms and lice since the 1980s. Finnish pharmacies sell the drug under the brand name Stromectol, produced by US drug maker Merck.
The University Pharmacy, Finland's largest pharmacy chain, has reported demand for Stromectol growing by 30 percent within the past year. A survey this past August by the Association of Finnish pharmacies (AFP) also reported increased interest in the drug.
The University Pharmacy, however, noted that people are also illegally ordering the drug from outside the EU.
Finnish Customs have reported a slight uptick in seized volumes of ivermectin. In 2020, customs officials intercepted three shipments of the drug, whereas by August of this year that number rose to eight, with packages containing a few dozen to several hundred pills.
Petri dish vs real lifeFinnish scientists have studied the impact of ivermectin, along with thousands of other existing drugs, on treating Covid. The results were disappointing, according to Olli Vapalahti, a University of Helsinki virologist.
"The main problem is that ivermectin's beneficial effect is only achievable with doses too big to administer to patients," Vapaalahti explained of the drug's ability to prevent the virus from multiplying in a petri dish.
V¤¤n¤nen said he did not believe ivermectin pills on the market could shield people from the virus.
"My understanding is that we don't have any proof of positive outcomes for ivermectin tablets taken orally. I recommend people get vaccinated," he said.
Turku-based company Therapeutica Borealis is, however, developing an ivermectin-based drug to treat Covid. It reaches the body through the nose, and not the mouth, as is the case with pills like Stromectol.
Kalervo V¤¤n¤nen, one of the company's founders, said Therapeutica Borealis' drug is designed as a nasal spray.
"Our hypothesis is that the spray coats the nasal membrane in a protective layer, preventing the virus from multiplying. This would reduce the viral load to the point that everyone infected with the virus doesn't necessarily get sick," he explained.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) do not recommend ivermectin for use in routine management of Covid patients. In the United States, where ivermectin sales have soared, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it has not authorised or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating Covid-19.
EXCLUSIVE '' 100% of Covid-19 Vaccine Deaths were caused by just 5% of the batches produced according to official Government data '' The Expose
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 14:37
An investigation of data found in the USA's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has revealed that extremely high numbers of adverse reactions and deaths have been reported against specific lot numbers of the Covid-19 vaccines several times, meaning deadly batches of the experimental injections have now been identified.
But what's perhaps more concerning is that the ''deadly'' lots were distributed widely across the United States whilst other ''benign'' lots were sent to just a few locations.
The data used in the investigation was pulled from the publicly accessible VAERS database which can be viewed here . The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a United States programme for vaccine safety, co-managed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The programme collects information via reports made by doctors, nurses, and patients about adverse events (possible harmful side effects) that occur after administration of vaccines to ascertain whether the risk''benefit ratio is high enough to justify continued use of any particular vaccine.
The reports pulled from the database were ones that had been submitted up to October 15th 2021 and they included all adverse reactions reported against the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA Covid-19 injections, as well as all adverse reactions reported against the influenza vaccines; which were used to generate a control dataset .
The VAERS database showed a total of 1,608 adverse event reports against the flu vaccines alongside 15 deaths and 73 hospitalisations. The total count of lot numbers returned was 494.
The 'lot number' is a specific string of numbers and letters that tracks a specific batch of vaccine from production and into a persons arm and it is usually found on a vaccine label or accompanying packaging.
The above chart shows the number of adverse event report made to VAERS against the influenza vaccines sorted by the lot number of vaccine that was administered prior to the adverse event.
Except for a few spikes the number of adverse events per lot number was generally the same, with no more than 26 reports being made against a single lot number of influenza vaccine.
The above charts shows the count of lots by number of reports of adverse reactions per lot for the influenza vaccines. It shows that 33% of the lots (165 / 494) only had a single adverse reaction report made against them, whilst just 0.6% of the lots (3 / 494) had at least 20 adverse reaction reports made against them.
The above chart shows how many times a specific lot number was identified in an adverse reaction report of which the person had died following vaccination against the Flu. Ninety-seven-percent of the lots (480 / 494) were associated with zero deaths, whilst 13 lots were associated with a single death and 1 lot was associated with 2 deaths.
The above chart shows the number of states within the USA a specific log number of the influenza vaccine was distributed to.
The VAERS data shows that 44% of the lots (219 / 494) were sent to just a single state within the USA, whilst a further 17% (86 / 494) were sent to 2 states, 10% (50 / 494) were sent to 3 states, 5% (24 / 494) were sent to 4 states, 3% (17 / 494) were sent to 5 states, 2% (11 / 494) were sent to 6 states, and just 0.4 (2 / 494) were sent to 12 states within the USA.
All of the above data was then used as a control dataset to compare against VAERS data for the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA Covid-19 vaccines.
The VAERS database showed a total of 171,463 adverse event reports against the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine alongside 2,828 deaths and 14,262 hospitalisations. The total count of lot numbers returned was 4,522.
This data alone shows that there have been 106 times as many adverse reactions, 189 times as many deaths, and 195 times as many hospitalisations due to the Pfizer Covid-19 jab than there have been due to all other influenza vaccines combined.
The above chart shows the number of adverse event reports made to VAERS against the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine sorted by the lot number of vaccine that was administered prior to the adverse event. We do not have reliable information about standard lot size, but news articles indicate an average lot size of 1000 vials (approx. 6000 doses).
The highest number of adverse event reports made to VAERS against a single lot number of the influenza vaccine was 26. Which makes it all the more shocking to discover that the highest number of adverse event reports made to VAERS against a single lot number of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine up to October 15th 2021 was 3,563, and this isn't an anomaly.
Thousands of adverse event reports have been made against a single lot number of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine numerous times, and unfortunately the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine hasn't fared any better.
The VAERS database showed a total of 188,998 adverse event reports against the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine alongside 2,603 deaths and 10,225 hospitalisations. The total count of lot numbers returned was 5,510.
This data alone shows that there have been 118 times as many adverse reactions, 174 times as many deaths, and 140 times as many hospitalisations due to the Moderna Covid-19 jab than there have been due to all other influenza vaccines combined.
The above chart shows the number of adverse event reports made to VAERS against the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine sorted by the lot number of vaccine that was administered prior to the adverse event, and it shows that the Moderna jab fared even worse than the Pfizer jab in this department with the highest number of adverse event reports against a single lot number of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine totalling a staggering 4,967.
The above chart shows the count of lots against the range of adverse events reported per lot of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. The data reveals that 2,908 lots (64%) had just a single adverse event report made against them, whilst 2 specific lots had over 3000 adverse event reports made against them.
Shockingly we can also see from the data that 30 lots of Pfizer vaccine had between 1,000 and 1,499 adverse event reports per lot, another 20 lots had between 1,500 and 1,999 adverse event reports per lot, and another 23 lots had between 2,000 and 2,499 adverse event reports per lot.
This suggests that there were a small quantity of dangerous batches of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and a large quantity of seemingly harmless (at least in the short term) batches of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.
But the investigation of VAERS data also revealed that reported deaths due to the Pfizer vaccine were again only associated with certain batches of the jab. The chart above shows that 96% of the lots of Pfizer vaccine had zero death reports made against them. Meaning the 2,828 reported deaths were associated with just 4% of the lots of Pfizer vaccine.
Five lot numbers were associated with 61-80 deaths each, a further 5 lot numbers were associated with 81-100 deaths each, and just 2 separate lot numbers were associated with over 100 deaths each.
The same can be seen for the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. Ninety-five-percent of the lots of Moderna vaccine had zero death reports made against them. Meaning the 2,603 deaths were associated with just 5% of the lots of Moderna vaccine.
Thirteen lot numbers were associated with 41-60 deaths each, 2 lot numbers were associated with 61-80 deaths each and 1 lot number was associated with 81-100 deaths.
The investigation of VAERS data also found that specific batches of the pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines which were distributed to between 13 and 50 states across the USA had an unusually high number of adverse event reports and deaths compared to lots that were distributed to 12 states or less across the USA
As you can see from the above table 4,289 different lots of Pfizer vaccine were distributed to 12 states or less across the USA, recording 9,141 adverse event reports against them alongside 99 deaths and 657 hospitalisations. This equates to an average of 2 adverse event reports per lot and 0 deaths and hospitalisations.
However, a further 130 different lots of Pfizer vaccine were distributed to between 13-50 states across the USA, recording 166,170 adverse event reports, 2,799 deaths, and 14,155 hospitalisations. This equates to an average of 1,278 adverse event reports per lot number, alongside 22 deaths and 109 hospitalisations.
This data therefore shows that each lot from the 130 different lot numbers of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine distributed to more than 13 states, harmed on average 639 times more people, hospitalised on average 109 times more people, and killed on average 22 times more people.
The above chart on the left shows the number of adverse event reports by lot number sent to 13 or more states across the USA. This chart has identified the actual lot numbers of Pfizer vaccine that have caused the most harm in the USA. The most harmful of which is lot number 'EK9231'; causing over 3,500 adverse event reports.
The above chart on the left shows the number of deaths reported as adverse reactions to the Pfizer vaccine by lot number sent to 13+ states across the USA. This chart has identified the actual lot numbers of Pfizer vaccine that have caused the most deaths in the USA. The deadliest of which is lot number 'EN6201' causing almost 120 deaths.
The above chart on the left shows the number of adverse event reports against the Moderna vaccine by lot number sent to 13 or more states across the USA. This chart has identified the actual lot numbers of Moderna vaccine that have caused the most harm in the USA. The most harmful of which is lot number '039K20A'; causing over 4,000 adverse event reports.
The second most harmful batch of Moderna vaccine was assigned lot number '041L20A', and media reports show that it was actually recalled by the Orange County Healthcare Agency in January 2021 following reports of allergic reactions.
The above chart on the left shows the number of deaths reported as adverse reactions to the Moderna vaccine by lot number sent to 13+ states across the USA. This chart has identified the actual lot numbers of Moderna vaccine that have caused the most deaths in the USA. The deadliest of which is lot number '039K20A' causing almost 100 deaths.
ConclusionThis investigation of VAERS data reveals several concerning findings which warrant further investigation, but it also leads to questions of why authorities within the USA which are supposed to monitor the safety of the Covid-19 vaccines have not discovered this themselves.
The data clearly shows that the Covid-19 vaccination campaign has been significantly more harmful and deadly than the influenza vaccination campaign. This fact alone begs the question as to how the FDA advisory committee could possibly vote Seventeen to Zero in favour of approving the Pfizer vaccine for use in children aged 5 to 11.
One voting member of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee admitted that it will not be fully known whether Pfizer's vaccine is safe for 5 to 11-year-old children, until it begins being administered.
Dr Eric Rubin of Harvard University said '' ''We're never going to learn how safe the vaccine is unless we start giving it, and that's just the way it goes''.
But the investigation of VAERS has also identified the specific batches of Pfizer and Moderna vaccine that have caused the most harm across the USA, which leads to other extremely serious questions requiring urgent answers.
Why is it that certain batches of the vaccine have proven to be more harmful than others?
Why is it that certain batches of Covid-19 vaccine have proven to be deadlier than others?
Why is it that the most harmful and deadly Covid-19 vaccines were distributed across the entire USA, whilst the least harmful and deadly were only ever distributed to a few states? Was this done on purpose?
Could this just be a quality control issue?
A Pfizer whistleblower from a Kansas manufacturing facility did after all reveal that ''People are being made to sign off on things that normally they wouldn't, and then they wonder why their own employees won't take it''.
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Researchers Call for Halt on COVID-19 Vaccines for Pregnant Women After Re-analysis of CDC Study
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 14:18
Two researchers say countries should halt the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to pregnant and breastfeeding women after re-analyzing a study performed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers.
The study in question, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in April, has been used by the CDC and health agencies in other countries to justify vaccination recommendations to pregnant women and new mothers.
''A U.S. study of over 35,000 women who were pregnant and had an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine showed that the side effects following vaccination were very similar in those who were pregnant when compared to those who were not,'' the Australian government says in a guide (pdf) to COVID-9 vaccination for women.
The study, though, was corrected last month after concerns were raised by a researcher in Belgium. The CDC scientists acknowledged they should have made clear that they could not accurately calculate a risk estimate for miscarriages because follow-up data was not yet available for most of the women.
The correction resolved some of the issues, but there are still more, according to Dr. Simon Thornley, a senior lecturer in the University of Auckland's Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Dr. Aleisha Brock, another researcher in New Zealand.
''The article's conclusions haven't changed substantially as we believe is warranted from our re-analysis of the association related to early exposure to the vaccine in pregnancy, which indicates a substantially increased risk from background,'' Thornley told The Epoch Times in an email.
Thornley and Brock re-analyzed the data and calculated the incidence of miscarriages in the first trimester was actually 82 percent to 91 percent in a paper (pdf) published in Science, Public Health Policy, and the Law.
Of the 827 pregnancies reported through the V-Safe registry, operated by the CDC, 712 resulted in a live birth. Nearly all of them were among women who were vaccinated in the third trimester. Of the other pregnancies, 104 resulted in miscarriage. Most of those occurred before 13 weeks of gestation.
Using data from the study and several estimates, the New Zealand researchers calculated that spontaneous abortions occurred in 81.9 percent to 91.2 percent of the women who were vaccinated before 20 weeks of gestation.
''We question the conclusions of the Shimabukuro et al. study to support the use of the mRNA vaccine in early pregnancy, which has now been hastily incorporated into many international guidelines for vaccine use, including in New Zealand,'' the researchers said.
''The assumption that exposure in the third trimester cohort is representative of the effect of exposure throughout pregnancy is questionable and ignores past experience with drugs such as thalidomide. Evidence of safety of the product when used in the first and second trimesters cannot be established until these cohorts have been followed to at least the perinatal period or long-term safety determined for any of the babies born to mothers inoculated during pregnancy,'' they added.
Pfizer, it was noted, says on its vaccine's label that the available data on the vaccine ''administered to pregnant women are insufficient to inform vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy.''
The CDC researchers concluded their findings didn't show any obvious safety signals among pregnant women who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. They said their findings did not necessarily represent the position of the CDC, but the agency links to the study on its website and used it to promote vaccination in pregnant women, and a query sent to the study's main author was forwarded to a CDC spokeswoman, who pointed to an August statement regarding the study.
''We are aware that some of the data has been used to calculate a higher rate of miscarriage,'' the agency said at the time. ''This is not an appropriate calculation based on the data available because more than 1,000 pregnancies were ongoing, and their outcome data was not available at the time of the report. About 10''25% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. CDC experts will continue to study the effects of COVID-19 vaccination on pregnancies and closely monitor any safety concerns.''
The spokeswoman also referred to two research letters regarding pregnant women and COVID-19 vaccines that have since been published. One was from CDC researchers who said the estimated risk of miscarriages following vaccination was within the range of total miscarriages, regardless of cause. The other, from outside researchers, studied CDC data and reached a similar conclusion.
''These findings are reassuring and can help inform discussions about COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy between pregnant people and their healthcare providers,'' the spokeswoman said, adding that ''growing evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy demonstrates that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks.''
Hong Sun, the Belgium who pointed out the original problem with the early CDC study that prompted a correction, told The Epoch Times that he didn't agree with Thornley and Brock's re-analysis.
''While I also suggest removing the 700 cases from the dominator, I also consider such an equation is no longer valid, in other words, it is not possible to calculate an accurate rate of spontaneous abortion rate with the given data, and this view is acknowledged by CDC. In [the CDC's] follow-up study, a more reasonable rate is calculated and I consider it is a fair estimation,'' he said in a LinkedIn message.
The CDC recommends pregnant women get a COVID-19 vaccine, with few exceptions.
Thornley is not so sure. He said the studies do show no increased risk in getting the vaccine but there are some questions regarding the selection of participants.
''There are at least some questions related to the selection of participants which are an issue for case-control studies, compared to a cohort analysis such as that found in the CDC data. The data which addresses this issue of safety, particularly with regard to exposure to mRNA vaccines early in pregnancy is sparse, from published evidence, and I would question anyone who believes it is in any way conclusive,'' he told The Epoch Times.
''Since the risk of fatality or severe outcome following COVID-19 infection is generally extremely low for younger people, including those who are pregnant, we caution against the use of the vaccine, given the substantial uncertainty that exists,'' he added.
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Trump supporters wait for JFK Jr. to announce his reinstatement as president - New York Daily News
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:59
They seem to be running late.
Hundreds of conspiracy theorists gathered at the AT&T Discovery Plaza in Dallas to await the arrival of former President Donald Trump and John F. Kennedy Jr., whom they expected to announce an unlikely campaign for the White House around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
As of late afternoon, those optimists were still waiting.
A Qanon believer walks with a "Trump JFK jr." flag in this file photo. (SOPA Images/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett)
Kennedy's absence was likely due to the 1999 plane crash in which he died. His father, former President John F. Kennedy, was fatally shot in November 1963 at the downtown Dallas locale where supporters had gathered.
The event had been promoted through the QAnon conspiracy collective. Members of the online forum '-- whose support Trump has embraced '-- believed Kennedy would introduce the 45th president as the reinstated leader of the U.S., according to the Dallas Morning News. Newsweek reports that at least one widely followed QAnon supporter posted that Kennedy would be the new president and Trump would be anointed ''The King of Kings.''
Supporters of the Trump/Kennedy ticket reportedly took their places Tuesday morning, some with paraphernalia supporting Trump and Kennedy. Others sported traditional MAGA gear. The announcement was to have taken place near the infamous ''Grassy Knoll,'' from which conspiracy buffs have long believed a hidden gunman shot the 35th president despite findings to the contrary.
Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with firing the deadly shots from a nearby book depository. He claimed he was not guilty and was killed before his trial.
A Daily Beast reporter posted images that appeared to be from a Monday night gathering in advance of Tuesday's anti-climactic reveal party. Merchandise worn by QAnon supporters read ''Trump Kennedy, Where We Go One, We Go All, 2020.''
A minute before Trump and Kennedy were expected to appear Tuesday, the crowd began saying the Pledge of Allegiance. What appeared to be a black pickup truck rolled by, but did not stop. Video shows apparent QAnon supporters continuing to look down the street while awaiting Trump and Kennedy. Some of those people expressed their distaste for ''Fake News'' as camera crews asked them to explain the no-show.
Newsweek reports that JFK Jr. has until midnight to show. At least one Twitter user joked he might save his return for Tuesday's Rolling Stones concert in Dallas.
While QAnon is often dismissed as a freak show by Americans in the mainstream, it has enjoyed support from congressional candidates and military figures, including former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn. QAnon followers were among the activists in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation's Capitol, where thousands of conspiracy theorists gathered under the false claim that the 2020 election has somehow been stolen from Trump. President Biden won that race by more than 7 million votes.
Among QAnon's right-wing beliefs is that high-ranking Democrats are involved in a child sex trafficking cabal that is fueled by the blood of infants. The group had hoped Biden's inauguration would amount to a massive roundup of alleged offenders and the continuation of the Trump presidency. That prediction also fell short.
Pfizer: 2021 Vaccine Revenue to Nearly Match 2020 Total Earnings
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:57
Pfizer expects to make nearly as much money from vaccines in 2021 as it earned in total in 2020. The drugmaker expects vaccine sales to rake in $36 billion this year. The company earned a total of $41.9 billion in revenue in all of 2020. Loading Something is loading.
Pfizer expects to make nearly as much revenue just from COVID-19 vaccine sales alone in 2021 as it earned in all of 2020, the drugmaker said on Tuesday.
The company said it expects revenue from the vaccines to be $36 billion by the end of 2021, up from an estimated $33.5 billion the company had predicted earlier in the year.
In 2020, it brought in $41.9 billion in revenue.
Pfizer is the first and only COVID-19 vaccine approved in the US, and the Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer's vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 last week, making it the first to be available to younger children.
Pfizer reached agreements with governments worldwide in 2020 and 2021 to distribute its vaccine. The company said Tuesday that it expects to deliver 2.3 billion doses of the shot globally by the end of the year.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 247 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered since the pandemic began.
But nearly a year since the launch of large-scale vaccination rollouts, pharmaceutical companies continue to face allegations of corporate greed.
Mistrust of Big Pharma may be influencing vaccine skepticism among Americans, experts told Insider's Allana Akhtar.
Pfizer has faced backlash from activists '-- including Amnesty International '-- who accuse the company of putting its bottom line over people's wellbeing.
In a statement Tuesday, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said the company will donate 1 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the US government for a "not-for-profit price" so they can be donated to developing nations around the world.
TEMPORARY REMOVAL: A Report on Myocarditis Adverse Events in the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) in Association with COVID-19 Injectable Biological Products
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:06
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Whistleblower exposes multiple issues with Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine trial '-- RT USA News
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 12:48
By Kit Klarenberg, an investigative journalist exploring the role of intelligence services in shaping politics and perceptions. Follow him on Twitter @KitKlarenberg
Leading medical journal The BMJ has published an incendiary report exposing faked data, blind trial failures, poorly trained vaccinators, and a slow follow-up on adverse reactions in the phase-three trial of Pfizer's Covid jab.
Central to the expos(C) is Brook Jackson, who, for two weeks, served as regional director at Ventavia Research Group, the company contracted to assist with the pivotal trial. She provided The BMJ with dozens of internal company documents, photos, audio recordings, and emails supporting her concerns.
Jackson reveals that Ventavia staff who conducted quality-control checks were overwhelmed by the volume of problems they were identifying. She repeatedly informed her superiors of poor laboratory management, and patient safety and data integrity issues.
Also on rt.com CDC approves Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11 In a cited internal document from August 2020, shortly after the Pfizer trial began, a Ventavia executive identified three site staff members with whom to ''go over e-diary issue/falsifying data, etc.'' One employee was said to have been subsequently ''verbally counseled for changing data'' and ''not noting late entry.''
Jackson reported her concerns to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but was fired later the same day on the basis that she was ''not a good fit.''
In a recording of a late September meeting provided by Jackson, in which she met with two Ventavia directors, the unwelcome prospect of an FDA inspection had been openly discussed. ''We're going to get some kind of letter of information at least, when the FDA gets here '... I know it,'' one said to Jackson.
Another former Ventavia employee has confirmed that the company had been expecting a federal audit of its Pfizer vaccine trial, though this did not materialize. A 2007 US Department of Health report found that, between 2000 and 2005, the FDA inspected just 1% of clinical trial sites, while, in 2020, just 50 on-site visits were conducted.
In the aforementioned recording, an executive can also be heard explaining that, when examining paperwork for trial quality control, the company wasn't able to quantify the types and number of errors that were being identified. ''In my mind, it's something new every day,'' the senior staffer says. ''We know that it's significant.''
An email sent in September to Ventavia by Icon, the research organization with which Pfizer partnered on the trial, shows Icon was dissatisfied with Ventavia's inability to keep up with data entry queries. Icon reminded Ventavia that ''the expectation for this study is that all queries are addressed within 24 hours,'' noting that more than 100 queries had remained outstanding for more than three days.
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Among those queries were two cases in which test subjects had ''reported with severe symptoms/reactions.'' According to protocol, subjects experiencing grade-three local reactions '' ''severe'' redness, swelling, or pain at the injection site '' should have been contacted. Icon asked for confirmation as to whether contact had indeed been made, so as ''to ascertain further details and determine whether a site visit is clinically indicated,'' and that the subjects' forms be updated accordingly.
The day after her meeting with her directors, Jackson submitted a complaint to the FDA. She listed a dozen issues she'd personally witnessed, including ''participants being placed in a hallway after injection and not being monitored by clinical staff,'' ''a lack of timely follow-up of patients who experienced adverse events,'' ''protocol deviations not being reported,'' ''vaccines not being stored at proper temperatures,'' ''mislabeled laboratory specimens,'' and the targeting by Ventavia of staff who reported these problems.
Jackson's account has been reinforced by several former Ventavia employees who have either since departed or been fired from the company. An executive present at the September meeting has since apologized to her, assuring her that everything she had complained about was ''spot-on.''
Two of those employees spoke anonymously to The BMJ, confirming broad aspects of Jackson's complaint. One, who has worked on more than four dozen clinical trials during her career, said she had never experienced such a ''helter-skelter'' work environment as that she encountered during Ventavia's Pfizer trial. She also confirmed that the problems pinpointed by Jackson had persisted at the company after her dismissal. For instance, in several cases, there hadn't been enough employees to swab for infection all trial participants who reported Covid-like symptoms.
''I've never had to do what they were asking me to do, ever. It just seemed like something a little different from normal '' the things that were allowed and expected,'' the employee told The BMJ. ''I don't think it was good clean data [that the trial generated]. It's a crazy mess.''
The second former employee echoed the first's comments, describing the environment at Ventavia as unlike any they'd experienced in their 20-year research career. They also alleged that, shortly after Jackson was fired, Pfizer was notified of problems with the vaccine trial at Ventavia and that an audit took place.
Yet, in the briefing document Pfizer submitted to the FDA advisory committee December 2020 in support of its application for emergency-use vaccine authorization, no mention was made of any problems at Ventavia. The next day, authorization was duly granted.
In August this year, after full approval was granted for Pfizer's jab, the FDA published a summary of its inspections of the company's vaccine trial sites. Nine of the 153 had been inspected, but none of those had been operated by Ventavia, and no inspections had been conducted at all in the eight months after the December 2020 emergency authorization, on the basis that ''the study was ongoing, and the data required for verification and comparison were not yet available.''
Also on rt.com New Covid-19 vaccines will be necessary by mid-2022 to combat 'next generation' of virus strains, BioNTech CEO says Pfizer has since hired Ventavia as a research subcontractor to work on four other clinical trials: the use of the Covid-19 vaccine in children and young adults; a Covid-19 trial involving pregnant women; a trial of Covid-19 booster doses; and a trial of a jab for respiratory syncytial virus.
RT contacted Pfizer's press office for comment, but the email bounced back, returning the automated message ''The recipient's mailbox is full and can't accept messages now.''
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What Is America's COVID Goal Now? - The Atlantic
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 12:40
We're avoiding the hardest questions about living with the coronavirus long term.
Andrew Merry / GettyWe know how this ends: The coronavirus becomes endemic, and we live with it forever. But what we don't know'--and what the U.S. seems to have no coherent plan for'--is how we are supposed to get there. We've avoided the hard questions whose answers will determine what life looks like in the next weeks, months, and years: How do we manage the transition to endemicity? When are restrictions lifted? And what long-term measures do we keep, if any, when we reach endemicity?
The answers were simpler when we thought we could vaccinate our way to herd immunity. But vaccinations in the U.S. have plateaued. The Delta variant and waning immunity against transmission mean herd immunity may well be impossible even if every single American gets a shot. So when COVID-related restrictions came back with the Delta wave, we no longer had an obvious off-ramp to return to normal'--are we still trying to get a certain percentage of people vaccinated? Or are we waiting until all kids are eligible? Or for hospitalizations to fall and stay steady? The path ahead is not just unclear; it's nonexistent. We are meandering around the woods because we don't know where to go.
What is clear, however, is that case numbers, the metric that has guided much of our pandemic thinking and still underlies CDC's indoor-masking recommendation for vaccinated people, are becoming less and less useful. Even when we reach endemicity'--when nearly everyone has baseline immunity from either infection or vaccination'--the U.S. could be facing tens of millions of infections from the coronavirus every year, thanks to waning immunity and viral evolution. (For context, the flu, which is also endemic, sickens roughly 10 to 40 million Americans a year.) But with vaccines available, not every case of COVID-19 is created equal. Breakthrough cases are largely mild; 10,000 of them will cause only a fraction of the hospitalizations and deaths of 10,000 COVID cases in the unvaccinated. The more highly vaccinated a community is, the less tethered case numbers are to the reality of the virus's impact.
So if not cases, then what? ''We need to come to some sort of agreement as to what it is we're trying to prevent,'' says C(C)line Gounder, an infectious-disease expert at New York University. ''Are we trying to prevent hospitalization? Are we trying to prevent death? Are we trying to prevent transmission?'' Different goals would require prioritizing different strategies. The booster-shot rollout has been roiled with confusion for this precise reason: The goal kept shifting. First, the Biden administration floated boosters for everyone to combat breakthroughs, then a CDC advisory panel restricted them to the elderly and immunocompromised most at risk for hospitalizations, then the CDC director overruled the panel to include people with jobs that put them at risk of infection.
On the ground, the U.S. is now running an uncontrolled experiment with every strategy all at once. COVID-19 policies differ wildly by state, county, university, workplace, and school district. And because of polarization, they have also settled into the most illogical pattern possible: The least vaccinated communities have some of the laxest restrictions, while highly vaccinated communities'--which is to say those most protected from COVID-19'--tend to have some of the most aggressive measures aimed at driving down cases. ''We're sleepwalking into policy because we're not setting goals,'' says Joseph Allen, a Harvard professor of public health. We will never get the risk of COVID-19 down to absolute zero, and we need to define a level of risk we can live with.
Scientific experts have been reluctant to make that call themselves. For one, there is real scientific uncertainty ahead. We don't know how much immunity may continue to wane, how long the effects of a booster last, the exact incidence of long COVID in the vaccinated, or if a new variant will upend even the best-laid plans.
But the level of COVID-19 risk we can live with is also not an entirely scientific question. It is a social and political one that involves balancing both the costs and benefits of restrictions and grappling with genuine pandemic fatigue among the public. China, for example, has been brutally effective at suppressing COVID cases with strict lockdowns: Residents are barred from leaving locked-down neighborhoods; planes, trains, buses, and taxis in and to locked-down cities are being suspended; even vaccinated travelers are subject to mandatory quarantine. But are we willing to go that far? Currently, no. ''This is the point at which we then have to start looking at ourselves and asking the hard question: Exactly how hard do we want to work to help how many people?'' says Bill Hanage, an epidemiologist at Harvard. By we, he means all of us and, in particular, the public officials who represent us. ''I can give you a policy, and I can tell you, okay, if you do that, I think you will have that outcome,'' he says, but public officials need to first define what that policy is supposed to achieve.
One plausible goal is to focus on minimizing COVID-19's impact on hospitals. A collapsed health-care system means more people will die, not just of COVID-19 but from other treatable diseases and injuries. Elsewhere in the world, like in the U.K. and Germany, leaders have explicitly tied their policies to containing hospitalizations rather than all cases. But in addition to hospitalizations, Gounder suggests we should also consider the risk of long COVID. ''I think for people that is the big question. We just don't know enough,'' she says. Preliminary data suggest vaccines do reduce the risk of long COVID, but exactly how much is unclear given the uncertainties in diagnosing it.
Once we've defined what we are trying to prevent, we can define thresholds for lifting and, if necessary, reinstating COVID-19 measures. This can actually be quite tricky if the goal is minimizing hospitalizations, a lagging indicator that gives you a picture of the past rather than the present. By the time hospitalizations start to rise, a bigger increase may already be baked in with people already infected but not yet sick enough to see a doctor. What to track instead?
Here are some answers I got from scientific experts: hospitalizations and deaths, but stratified by age and vaccination status; a combination of vaccination rate and local transmission; a combination of vaccination rate and hospitalizations; a combination of long-COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths; a combination of case growth rate, testing uptake, vaccination rate, and hospitalizations. If this seems confusing, why not consider a real-life example? San Francisco and seven other Bay Area counties recently set three-pronged criteria for lifting indoor mask mandates: (1) Community transmission is moderate, as defined by the CDC, for at least three weeks, (2) hospitalization numbers are low and stable, and (3) 80 percent of the total population is fully vaccinated or eight weeks have passed since COVID-19 vaccines have been available for kids age 5 to 11.
If we are in fact going to try keeping hospitalizations stable, one reason to define this goal now is to untangle this mess of what data to track. Then, we can get to outlining specific tactics in the weeks and months ahead.
In the absence of a coherent strategy, our attention has focused on a policy change we know is coming: vaccines for kids under 12. COVID shots for kids 5 to 11 were authorized last week, and data for those ages 2 to 4 are expected before the end of the year. For some families, this will bring real relief and soon. Vaccinated parents, living with vaccinated children, who have vaccinated grandparents, can worry that much less about the virus's worst impacts, and start behaving less cautiously.
But on a population level, as policy makers should be thinking, tying pediatric vaccinations to the end of restrictions doesn't necessarily make sense, if we are trying to keep hospitalizations down. Vaccinating kids will protect them individually and help dampen transmission from and among them'--but this policy lever simply has limited impact on hospitalizations.
To prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, the key group we need to vaccinate is really the elderly. The risk of hospitalization for an unvaccinated person over 80 is 25 times that for an unvaccinated person under 18. A Financial Times analysis of data from the U.K. found vaccinating 25,000 children had the same effect on hospitalizations as vaccinating just 800 adults over age 60. Unvaccinated elderly adults are just that much more likely to become severely ill with COVID-19. You can't compensate for a low vaccination rate among older adults by vaccinating more people in younger groups, says M¼ge ‡evik, a virologist at the University of St. Andrews.
The U.S. still has too many unvaccinated elderly people'--or rather, parts of the U.S. do. States such as Vermont and Hawaii have done well, given almost 100 percent of people over 65 immunized at least one dose. But in Idaho, Arkansas, and Mississippi, the percentage is languishing in the 80s. Even small differences in this percentage can have an outsize impact on hospitalization outcomes. For example, two communities with 90 versus 99 percent of the elderly vaccinated actually have a tenfold difference in the number of people at risk for hospitalization. ''You don't need a lot of infections in the unvaccinated over 65 to give you a problem,'' Hanage says. During the summer wave in the U.S., the community vaccination rate in people over 65 correlated with hospitalization trends. The trend, he says, is ''extremely clear.''
One country that has excelled at vaccinating its elderly population is Denmark. Ninety-five percent of those over 50 have taken a COVID-19 vaccine, on top of a 90 percent overall vaccination rate in those eligible. (Children under 12 are still not eligible.) On September 10, Denmark lifted all restrictions. No face masks. No restrictions on bars or nightclubs. Life feels completely back to normal, says Lone Simonsen, an epidemiologist at Roskilde University, who was among the scientists advising the Danish government. In deciding when the country would be ready to reopen, she told me, ''I was looking at, simply, vaccination coverage in people over 50.'' COVID-19 cases in Denmark have since risen'--under CDC mask guidelines, the country would even qualify as an area of ''high'' transmission where vaccinated people should still mask indoors. But hospitalizations are at a fraction of their January peak, relatively few people are in intensive care, and deaths in particular have remained low.
Crucially, Simonsen said, decisions about COVID measures are made on a short-term basis. If the situation changes, these restrictions can come back'--and indeed, the health minister is now talking about that possibility. Simonsen continues to scrutinize new hospitalizations everyday. Depending on how the country's transition to endemicity goes, it could be a model for the rest of the world.
Even when the coronavirus is endemic, it will still make people sick and it will still cause deaths and hospitalizations. That means our fight against COVID-19 is not over, and we might consider strategies sustainable over the long term. Better ventilation, for example, can make indoor spaces safer against all respiratory viruses, not just COVID-19. And even without mask mandates, people who feel at risk can still voluntarily mask up. In the longer term, ‡evik says, we also need less focus on policies that work by ''reducing small risks among many'' and more on policies targeted at the people most affected by COVID-19. During the pandemic, the virus has disproportionately sickened people who are poor, who are less likely to be able to work from home, and who are less likely to have space to isolate from their family at home. When COVID-19 becomes endemic, it will likely, as many diseases are, continue to be correlated with poverty.
''Pay much more attention to who and why people are at risk,'' says Stefan Baral, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University. Baral says public health needs to go back to its traditional roots, where tackling disease also means reforming the living and working conditions that make people more susceptible. For example, universal paid sick leave and free voluntary isolation spaces can help minimize the impact of COVID-19, as well as many other diseases.
Hard questions lie ahead, and the answers require political will. But first, we have to stop avoiding them. We need a goal.
Pfizer expects 2021, 2022 COVID-19 vaccine sales to total at least $65 bln | Reuters
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 02:52
Nov 2 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) on Tuesday said it expected 2021 sales of the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with German partner BioNTech SE to reach $36 billion and forecast another $29 billion from the shot in 2022, topping analyst estimates for both years.
The U.S. drugmaker said it is seeking to sign more vaccine deals with countries, which could drive sales even higher next year. It has the capacity to produce 4 billion doses in 2022 and has based its projections on sales of 1.7 billion doses.
Still, Chief Executive Albert Bourla said he was concerned that low- and middle-income countries would not place orders for next year's vaccine doses early enough, and could again end up behind wealthier countries.
"The high-income countries, they have the tendency to be way more proactive, and they are placing their orders," Bourla said in an interview. "I want to make sure that I go on record publicly... they need to place orders, period."
Pfizer said it expects to deliver at least one billion doses of its vaccine to low- and middle- income countries next year.
The vaccine brought in sales of $13 billion in the third quarter. The company splits gross profit from sales of the shot in most of the world with BioNTech.
Beyond 2022, Pfizer said it expects the market for COVID-19 vaccines to be durable, and continue generating sales for years to come.
Pfizer said it is planning for private markets for the vaccine to emerge sometime in the foreseeable future, particularly in the United States. But Bourla said Pfizer may yet sign another big supply contract with the U.S. government.
"As long as the government thinks they should be going with mass vaccinations that they buy and distribute, we will support them," he said.
Pfizer shares were up more than 5% at $45.92.
The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was the first to receive U.S. authorization last year, and U.S. regulators are likely to give the green light to begin administering it to children ages 5 to 11 as soon as Wednesday. read more
A syringe and vial are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoPfizer's updated vaccine sales forecast suggests the shot will account for as much as 44% of its total revenue for the year.
Wall Street on average expected COVID-19 vaccine sales of $35.44 billion this year and $22.15 billion for 2022, according to Refinitiv data.
FLU-LIKE MARKET
Analysts have said that Pfizer and other COVID-19 vaccine makers stand to reap billions of dollars from annual vaccine boosters over the next few years.
Pfizer is already planning for a potential clinical study of a fourth dose of the vaccine, which could generate the type of data to support annual vaccination, according to Pfizer Chief Scientific Officer Mikael Dolsten.
Pending that data, he said, the company could file for annual COVID-19 vaccinations before next year's flu season.
U.S. regulators recently authorized a round of booster doses for certain age and risk groups for the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna (MRNA.O) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) vaccines in the face of data showing protection can wane over time. Other nations are also administering booster shots.
A majority of booster doses are expected to be sold to high-income countries, which pay more for the shots as part of Pfizer's plan to link the price of its vaccine to a country's ability to pay.
Sales of the vaccine, called Comirnaty, have vastly outpaced those from rivals Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, who have been unable to keep up with Pfizer's manufacturing scale-up. read more
The company is on track to deliver 2.3 billion doses of the vaccine, out of the roughly 3 billion it plans to produce this year.
Pfizer is also studying an experimental antiviral drug to treat COVID-19. If it receives authorization, they could start supplying doses before the end of the year.
Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru and Michael Emran in New Jersey; Editing by Anil D'Silva and Bill Berkrot
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Rare 'penis plant' blooms in Netherlands garden - CNN
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 22:32
(CNN)In a Netherlands garden blooms a rare plant with a tall, phallic shape. It's known as the "penis plant," and this is only the third time the species has flowered in Europe since 1997, according to the University of Leiden's botanical garden, Leiden Hortus Botanicus.
The six-year-old penis plant -- the scientific name for which is Amorphophallus decus-silvae -- was cultivated by garden volunteer Rudmer Postma, according to a news release. Garden personnel first noticed the flower bud in mid-September, and in just over a month, the bud has become about half a meter (over 3 feet) tall, with the narrow stem reaching up to 2 meters (over 6 feet) high.
"Few botanical gardens have Amorphophallus decus-silvae in their collection, making the flowering of the plant particularly rare," the release noted.
Native to tropical rainforest-rich Indonesia, the penis plant requires a very warm and humid growing environment and is therefore difficult to grow in Europe. But its terrible, pungent odor -- akin to rotting flesh -- helps gardeners predict when the plant will flower, which according to the release, happens in two stages: the female bloom phase and the male bloom phase.
During the female bloom phase, the white, phallus-shaped part of the flower called the spadix heats up and emits the stench.
"It didn't smell very bad yet, but (the odor) got more intense in the afternoon," said garden volunteer and yoga teacher Roos Kocken in
a TikTok video she posted October 22.
Pollinators, including flies, are attracted to this smell, so they flock to the plant and become covered in pollen the plant produces during its male bloom phase. Since there isn't another penis plant at the Leiden Hortus Botanicus, staffers are collecting the pollen to use later or send to other botanical gardens, the
university said.
For larger Amorphophallus plants, to have many years between blooms isn't unusual, said Susan Pell, the deputy executive director of the US Botanical Garden.
Amorphophallus plants' blooms emerge from their underground structures called corms, which are like the underground part of tree trunks, she explained.
"That bloom is just using up all of the energy that's been stored in that corm. And so in order to bloom again, that corm has to produce a series of leaves over ... somewhere between probably three and 10 or 12 years in order to get enough energy built back up in the corm to support a bloom, which really occupies that corm for more than a year," Pell added.
The plant's close relatives include Amorphophallus gigas and Amorphophallus titanum, or the corpse plant, the latter of which is well-known for its own stench during the flowering period. The corpse flower has been displayed at popular gardens including the Leiden Hortus Botanicus, the
United States Botanic Garden and the
San Diego Botanic Garden.
De ziekenhuiscijfers zijn blijkbaar staatsgeheim - Maurice de Hond
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 21:25
Samenvatting van het artikelDe actuele vaccinatiegraad van de opgenomen patinten in de ziekenhuizen is blijkbaar een soort staatsgeheim. Dat laat weer zien dat data tijdens deze crisis niet worden gebruikt om te informeren en op basis daarvan de beste keuzes te maken. Zeker als je de data uit het buitenland ziet, besef je welke impact die data zouden (moeten) hebben op de huidige besluitvorming.
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6 minuten De slag rondom de ziekenhuiscijfersWat zich de afgelopen paar dagen heeft afgespeeld rondom de vaccinatiestatus van de patinten opgenomen in de ziekenhuizen is een volgende beschamend hoofdstuk. En dan hebben we het over een hoofdstuk uit het vermoedelijk nog lang niet dichtgeslagen 'boek' rondom het verkrijgen van goede data waarop vervolgens de juiste beslissingen kunnen worden genomen of te beoordelen of de juiste beslissingen genomen kunnen worden.
Cijfers en onderzoeken uit het buitenland, zoals uit Engeland, Belgi en Zweden laten zien dat naast een dalende bescherming van vaccinatie tegen infectie er ook sprake is van een dalende bescherming van vaccinatie tegen ziekenhuisopnames. Met name is dat het geval bij de oudste leeftijdsgroepen (boven de 70 jaar). Die zijn zowel het meest kwetsbaar als het eerste gevaccineerd.
In dit aparte artikel treft u cijfermatige onderbouwing en de bronnen, die als basis dienen voor de rest van dit artikel.
In Engeland, waar men ongeveer twee maanden voorlag met vaccineren, zien we dat de bescherming tegen besmetting voor vrijwel alle gevaccineerde leeftijdsgroepen verdwenen is. De bescherming tegen ziekenhuisopnames en sterfte is ook dalende in de tijd, maar die daling gaat langzamer. Maar wel kun je zien dat bij de oudste leeftijdsgroepen het aandeel gevaccineerden onder de ziekenhuisopnames al boven de 80% ligt. (Dat betekent nu nog steeds dat de gemiddelde gevaccineerde oudere minder kans op ziekenhuisopnames heeft dan een gemiddelde ongevaccineerde oudere. Maar de daling van die bescherming in de tijd is wel duidelijk en voor bepaalde subgroepen van die ouderen gaat dat sneller dan voor andere subgroepen).
Nu Belgi onder druk van politiek en media afgelopen week voor het eerst de cijfers bekend heeft gemaakt, is ook te zien dat daar onder de oudste patinten het aandeel gevaccineerden duidelijk in de meerderheid is. En zeker gezien de cijfers uit Engeland kan verwacht worden dat in de nabije toekomst een min of meer vergelijkbare trend te zien zal zijn (er kunnen wat verschillen zijn omdat in Engeland meer met Astrazenica is geprikt.)
In Nederland is het RIVM twee keer naar buiten gekomen met cijfers. Eind augustus met een rapport over de periode april-augustus. En op 14 oktober met een rapport over de periode 1 september tot 3 oktober. Dit laatste rapport gaf aan dat van de circa 1400 patinten die in die periode waren opgenomen in het ziekenhuis 75% ongevaccineerd was en dat was ook het geval bij 80% van de patinten op de IC's. De data werden niet beschikbaar gesteld en voor de wijze van aanpak werd verwezen naar het rapport over de periode april-augustus. Ten aanzien van de definitie van wie wel of niet gevaccineerd was, zijn nog wel kanttekeningen te maken, maar dat zal geen enorme gevolgen hebben voor de weergegeven cijfers.
Op 19 oktober verscheen er een artikel in het NRC, waarin vermeld stond dat een bepaalde functionaris van het RIVM elke twee weken op maandag de informatie bekeek van de vaccinatiestatus van de opgenomen patinten in het ziekenhuis.
Snelle stijging ziekenhuisopnames ouderenAls je leest dat het RIVM wel elke twee weken beschikt over de cijfers dan vraag je je af waarom die dan niet naar buiten komen. De cijfers die we tot nu toe weten, zijn immers van de periode tussen 1 september en 3 oktober. Niet alleen dat we nu al weken verder zijn, maar er is iets fundamenteels veranderd met de ziekenhuisopnames. Sinds begin oktober is er weer sprake van stijgingen van de ziekenhuisopnames en die stijging is voor het overgrote deel toe te schrijven aan de groep boven de 60 jaar, met een sterk accent op de groep boven de 70 jaar. Terwijl de gemiddelde opnames in september van de 70plussers rond de 10 lag, is dat nu bijna 50.
En dus zien we in oktober een ontwikkeling die in lijn lijkt te zijn met die van Belgi. Dat in Vlaanderen over de periode 12 tot 18 oktober 70% van de patinten gevaccineerd was, komt vooral door die stijging van de ziekenhuisopnames van de oudsten. Van de groep boven de 65 jaar, die daar in de ziekenhuizen zijn opgenomen, was 82% volledig gevaccineerd. Omdat de vaccinatiegraad 93% is, betekent dat nog steeds dat de kans van de gevaccineerden om in het ziekenhuis terecht te komen duidelijk kleiner is dan van de ongevaccineerden. Maar juist omdat die groep ongevaccineerden nog maar zo klein is en er ook specifieke gezondheidssituaties een rol kunnen hebben gespeeld bij het niet vaccineren, moet je voorzichtig zijn met de conclusies over de mate van bescherming van de vaccinatie. Wat je wel kunt vaststellen is dat in absolute zin de toevloed aan patinten komt vanuit de groep oudere gevaccineerden.
Het kan niet anders zijn dat in de laatste paar weken in Nederland het aandeel gevaccineerden onder de nieuwe ziekenhuiopnames fors is gestegen.
Het moet beduidend hoger liggen dan de 25% die het in september is geweest. Wellicht in de buurt van het gemiddelde van Belgi (rond de 50%) of zelfs al meer in de richting van Vlaanderen (rond de 70%).
Maar die cijfers mogen wij en de kamerleden blijkbaar niet weten. Terwijl de laatste cijfers op donderdag 14 oktober zijn gepresenteerd (tot en met 3 oktober) en de functionaris van het RIVM de cijfers blijkbaar iedere twee weken op haar beeldscherm krijgt, zijn de nieuwste cijfers dus op donderdag de 28e oktober niet naar buiten gebracht. (Ondanks het feit, dat, zoals ik van journalisten heb gehoord, dat wel aangekondigd was). En ontraadde gisteravond Minister De Jonge een motie, die om deze cijfers vroeg, met als argument dat dit het vertrouwen in het RIVM zou doen aantasten.
Blijkbaar heeft het OMT gisteren vergaderd zonder deze cijfers en zal het kabinet vandaag/zondag besluiten nemen zonder deze cijfers. En kunnen de Kamer en de burgers dat wat nu besloten gaat worden, niet kunnen evalueren omdat er geen cijfers zijn.
De oorzaakHet is eenvoudig om aan te geven wat de oorzaak is van het feit dat we data, die een belangrijke rol moet spelen bij -evaluatie van- de besluitvorming, moeten ontberen:
De data zijn door VWS en RIVM altijd gebruikt als middel voor het doel dat men wilde bereiken en niet als informatie op basis waarvan zowel bestuurders als burgers hun oordeel zouden kunnen vormen.
De doelen in de afgelopen twee maanden waren:
De vaccinatiegraad verder te verhogen.De Coronapas in te voeren en het belang ervan te onderstrepen.En omdat dit de doelen waren en zijn, blijft men hameren op het feit dat slechts een klein deel van de ziekenhuisopnames gevaccineerden betreft en dat onder de positief getesten meer ongevaccineerden dan gevaccineerden zitten. Dan zeg je, zoals De Jonge deed, dat in een ziekenhuis het overgrote deel van de patinten ongevaccineerd waren en bedden bezet houden van andere patinten. En wordt er een soort virtuele klopjacht gehouden op ongevaccineerden. En dan geef je, zoals het RIVM dinsdag deed, de cijfers van september t.a.v. het aandeel gevaccineerden onder de ziekenhuisopnames van 75% en niet de actuele cijfers.
En kun je, juist op het moment dat er belangrijke beslissingen genomen moeten worden, het niet gebruiken dat de nieuwste cijfers fors anders zijn dan die men tot voor kort heeft gecommuniceerd. En gaat men door met datgene wat men eigenlijk vanaf dag (C)(C)n heeft gedaan, de data gebruiken als een middel om de eigen doelen te bereiken en niet om de informatie te verstrekken, op basis waarvan conclusies kunnen worden getrokken en onderbouwd.
Goede beslissingen op basis van goede dataAls je naar de informatie kijkt uit het buitenland en de data in Nederland, voor zover wel beschikbaar, dan zijn dit de drie belangrijkste problemen:
De Coronapas vorm een steeds groter risico voor gevaccineerden en ongevaccineerden om ge¯nfecteerd te worden. Te weten op het moment dat ze via die pas in een ruimte verkeren, waarvan ze denken dat ze wel veilig zijn. Om meerdere redenen is dat risico groter voor ouderen dan voor jongeren.Juist onder ouderen neemt de bescherming van de vaccinatie tegen ziekenhuisopnames af. Hoewel die bescherming er nu nog wel is, zal die verder afnemen. De absolute toename van de ziekenhuisopnames zit nu al met name in de groep gevaccineerde ouderen. Juist omdat er nog maar zo weinig ongevaccineerde ouderen zijn, zal een beleid dat erop gericht is die groep wel gevaccineerd te krijgen, weinig soelaas bieden voor de ziekenhuizen. Ten aanzien van dit punt is er ook nog een ongelukkige bijkomstigheid. Juist omdat de oudsten in de periode januari-april zijn gevaccineerd, en die bescherming dus 6 tot 9 maanden lijkt aan te houden, neemt die bescherming voor hen juist af in de herfst en winter. Dit had men bij de start van de vaccinatiecampagne niet echt kunnen voorzien, maar dat weten we nu inmiddels wel.De vaccinatiegraad, die bij de meest kwetsbare groepen al rond de 90% zit, neemt nog maar langzaam verder toe.Als je deze problemen onderkent, en dat wordt gemakkelijker als je met een open blik naar de juiste en actuele data kijkt, dan lijken de volgende beslissingen de meest logische:
Onderken dat gevaccineerden ook anderen kunnen infecteren. Schaf dus de Coronapas af. (Of gebruik die dan nog alleen in onveilige ruimtes, maar dan wel met de toevoeging, dat iedereen zich vooraf heeft moeten laten testen. Een variant, die mij onwenselijk en onuitvoerbaar lijkt, maar wellicht voor hele specifieke gevallen met daarbij veel aanwezige ouderen , wel toegepast kan worden). Ga die Coronapas niet meer gebruiken als pressiemiddel om ongevaccineerden zich te laten vaccineren.Bied zo snel mogelijk een derde boosterprik aan voor personen boven de 65 jaar, die dat echt willen/ nodig hebben. Maar doe dat met de juiste voorlichting en het verstrekken van de juiste data, omdat er het risico bestaat dat dan ook nogal wat mensen onder de 65 jaar zo snel mogelijk die prik willen hebben. En dat is om diverse redenen niet nodig/onverstandig. (Al is het maar omdat zij later gevaccineerd zijn dan de oudsten). Dat zal het meeste rendement leveren t.a.v. het verlagen van de druk op de ziekenhuizen.Stop met het brandmerken van de ongevaccineerden als de bron van al onze problemen. Het levert veel meer nadelen op dan voordelen.Zorg nu eindelijk voor veilige ruimtes via een juiste aanpak van de luchtkwaliteit.Zorg dat de data die verstrekt worden accuraat en actueel zijn en zorg ervoor dat de dataverstrekking niet wordt gecorrumpeerd door de doelen die men heeft.De data uit Engeland en Zweden treft u aan in dit artikel.
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Ook op buitenterrassen wordt de QR-code verplicht
''¸ Marcel van den Bergh
Den Haag - Het demissionair kabinet heeft dinsdagavond nieuwe maatregelen bekendgemaakt in de strijd tegen het coronavirus. Dit zijn alle nieuwe maatregelen op een rij.
Ook op buitenterrassen wordt de QR-code verplicht
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De basisregelsHet kabinet benadrukt het belang dat iedereen de basisregels blijft volgen, of je nu wel of niet gevaccineerd bent. Onder de basisregels wordt verstaan:
Testen bij klachten: blijf thuis en laat je testen bij de GGD. Ook als je al gevaccineerd bent.Bij een positieve test: blijf thuis en vermijd contact met anderen, ook als zij gevaccineerd zijn.1,5 meter is een veilige afstand.Schud geen handen.Was vaak en goed je handen.Hoest en nies in je elleboog.Zorg voor voldoende frisse lucht en ventilatie in binnenruimtes.ThuiswerkenVanaf 3 november wordt het geldende thuiswerkadvies aangescherpt naar 'werk minstens de helft van de werktijd thuis'.
Voor mensen die wel naar hun werk moeten of in hun vrije tijd op pad gaan, geldt de oproep: mijd drukte onderweg en reis zoveel mogelijk buiten de spits.
Het thuiswerkadvies wordt aangescherpt
''¸ ANP
MondkapjesplichtPer 6 november gaat de mondkapjesplicht weer gelden op meer locaties. Mondkapjes zijn opnieuw verplicht op alle publieke locaties binnen waar geen coronatoegangsbewijzen gebruikt worden. Dit geldt onder andere voor:
Supermarkten, winkels, bibliotheken, spellocaties, pretparken.Het openbaar vervoer, in stations, inclusief winkels op het station, op perrons en bij tram- en bushaltes.Op luchthavens en in vliegtuigen.Bij verplaatsing in mbo scholen, hogescholen en universiteiten. Als je zit mag het mondkapje af.Bij de uitvoering van contactberoepen, waar nodig, dit geldt zowel voor klant als voor dienstverlener.In de supermarkt moet weer een mondkapje gedragen worden.
''¸ Rob Engelaar
Het coronatoegangsbewijsVanaf 6 november geldt het coronatoegangsbewijs op meer plekken. De QR-code is dan verplicht voor:
Horeca, zowel binnen als op buitenterrassen (eet- en drinkgelegenheden), behalve bij afhalen.Casino's.Culturele locaties zoals theaters, concertzalen en bioscopen;Doorstroomlocaties in sectoren waar het coronatoegangsbewijs nu al verplicht is. Dit zijn dus locaties waar er een doorstroom van bezoekers is, zoals musea en monumenten.Doorstroomevenementen. Dit zijn evenementen waarbij het publiek geen vaste plek heeft en er een doorstroom van mensen is. Bijvoorbeeld kermissen en bepaalde sportevenementen.Evenementen met en zonder vaste zitplaats, zoals festivals, feesten en optredens.Zakelijke evenementen, zoals beurzen en congressen.Publiek bij sportwedstrijden, zowel professioneel als amateur. Bij publiek van amateurwedstrijden is jeugd tot 18 jaar uitgezonderd.Georganiseerde sportbeoefening vanaf 18 jaar, zoals: sportschool, groepslessen, voetbal, zwemmen. Dit geldt voor sporters en publiek in alle binnen- en buitensportlocaties, inclusief sportkantines.Georganiseerde kunst & cultuur beoefening vanaf 18 jaar, zoals: muziekles en schilderles. Of bijvoorbeeld repetities voor zang, dans en toneel.Georganiseerde jeugdactiviteiten voor kinderen tot 18 jaar zijn uitgezonderd van het gebruik van het coronatoegangsbewijs.
Bij sportbeoefening vanaf 18 jaar, zoals op de sportschool, wordt de QR-code verplicht.
''¸ ANP
Het coronatoegangsbewijs wordt verplicht in sportscholen. Sportschoolhouder Bert Kops uit Amsterdam vindt het jammer, maar werkt wel gewoon mee aan de maatregel.
Is het terecht dat ongevaccineerden in hun vrijheid worden beperkt of werkt dat contraproductief? Dat en meer in de podcast Generatie T:
BoostervaccinatieIn december start de boostervaccinatie voor alle mensen van boven de 80 jaar die naar een GGD-locatie kunnen komen. Ook wordt gestart met het aanbieden van een booster aan alle volwassen inwoners van boven de 18 jaar die in een zorginstelling wonen met een eigen medische dienst. Dat betekent dat deze mensen bovenop de twee vaccinaties die zij eerder haalden (of na (C)(C)n prik met het Janssen-vaccin) een extra vaccinatie kunnen krijgen, als extra bescherming tegen ernstige ziekte en ziekenhuisopnames.
Vanaf januari worden vervolgens mensen tussen 60 en 80 jaar gevaccineerd, waarbij de oudsten van die groep als eerste een uitnodiging krijgen. Ook wordt volgende maand gestart met het aanbieden van een booster aan zorgmedewerkers met direct patintencontact.
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Kabinet trekt coronateugels aan en denkt al aan meer maatregelen'žEen worsteling'', zo noemt demissionair premier Rutte het opnieuw nemen van extra coronamaatregelen. Hij doet dat in de wetenschap dat bij veel Nederlanders 'de rek eruit' is. De minister-president roept de samenleving op tot mildheid, maar sorteert tegelijkertijd voor op n"g strengere maatregelen. ...
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De totale leegheid van ons bestaan wordt belichaamd door Martien MeilandIn aanloop naar de persconferentie was er iets opmerkelijks te zien op televisie. Dat kunnen we gerust een wonder noemen. De televisie is immers verworden tot een tabernakel van oppervlakkigheid. De totale leegheid van ons bestaan wordt belichaamd door Martien Meiland, die op tv elke dag de hoogmis ...
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Stikstofgegevens Lelystad Airport 'te goeder trouw' aangeleverdHet kabinet sluit Lelystad Airport niet uit voor compensatie voor stikstofuitstoot. Dat meldt demissionair minister Barbara Visser van Infrastructuur dinsdag in antwoord op kamervragen van Partij voor de Dieren. Die maakte zich zorgen of de stikstofcompensatie ten koste zou gaan van woningbouw.
Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer's vaccine trial | The BMJ
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 17:33
Paul D Thacker , investigative journalist Madrid, Spain thackerpd{at}gmail.com Revelations of poor practices at a contract research company helping to carry out Pfizer's pivotal covid-19 vaccine trial raise questions about data integrity and regulatory oversight. Paul D Thacker reports
In autumn 2020 Pfizer's chairman and chief executive, Albert Bourla, released an open letter to the billions of people around the world who were investing their hopes in a safe and effective covid-19 vaccine to end the pandemic. ''As I've said before, we are operating at the speed of science,'' Bourla wrote, explaining to the public when they could expect a Pfizer vaccine to be authorised in the United States.1
But, for researchers who were testing Pfizer's vaccine at several sites in Texas during that autumn, speed may have come at the cost of data integrity and patient safety. A regional director who was employed at the research organisation Ventavia Research Group has told The BMJ that the company falsified data, unblinded patients, employed inadequately trained vaccinators, and was slow to follow up on adverse events reported in Pfizer's pivotal phase III trial. Staff who conducted quality control checks were overwhelmed by the volume of problems they were finding. After repeatedly notifying Ventavia of these problems, the regional director, Brook Jackson, emailed a complaint to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ventavia fired her later the same day. Jackson has provided The BMJ with dozens of internal company documents, photos, audio recordings, and emails.
Poor laboratory managementOn its website Ventavia calls itself the largest privately owned clinical research company in Texas and lists many awards it has won for its contract work.2 But Jackson has told The BMJ that, during the two weeks she was employed at Ventavia in September 2020, she repeatedly informed her superiors of poor laboratory management, patient safety concerns, and data integrity issues. Jackson was a trained clinical trial auditor who previously held a director of operations position and came to Ventavia with more than 15 years' experience in clinical research coordination and management. Exasperated that Ventavia was not dealing with the problems, Jackson documented several matters late one night, taking photos on her mobile phone. One photo, provided to The BMJ, showed needles discarded in a plastic biohazard bag instead of a sharps container box. Another showed vaccine packaging materials with trial participants' identification numbers written on them left out in the open, potentially unblinding participants. Ventavia executives later questioned Jackson for taking the photos.
Early and inadvertent unblinding may have occurred on a far wider scale. According to the trial's design, unblinded staff were responsible for preparing and administering the study drug (Pfizer's vaccine or a placebo). This was to be done to preserve the blinding of trial participants and all other site staff, including the principal investigator. However, at Ventavia, Jackson told The BMJ that drug assignment confirmation printouts were being left in participants' charts, accessible to blinded personnel. As a corrective action taken in September, two months into trial recruitment and with around 1000 participants already enrolled, quality assurance checklists were updated with instructions for staff to remove drug assignments from charts.
In a recording of a meeting in late September2020 between Jackson and two directors a Ventavia executive can be heard explaining that the company wasn't able to quantify the types and number of errors they were finding when examining the trial paperwork for quality control. ''In my mind, it's something new every day,'' a Ventavia executive says. ''We know that it's significant.''
Ventavia was not keeping up with data entry queries, shows an email sent by ICON, the contract research organisation with which Pfizer partnered on the trial. ICON reminded Ventavia in a September 2020 email: ''The expectation for this study is that all queries are addressed within 24hrs.'' ICON then highlighted over 100 outstanding queries older than three days in yellow. Examples included two individuals for which ''Subject has reported with Severe symptoms/reactions '... Per protocol, subjects experiencing Grade 3 local reactions should be contacted. Please confirm if an UNPLANNED CONTACT was made and update the corresponding form as appropriate.'' According to the trial protocol a telephone contact should have occurred ''to ascertain further details and determine whether a site visit is clinically indicated.''
Worries over FDA inspectionDocuments show that problems had been going on for weeks. In a list of ''action items'' circulated among Ventavia leaders in early August 2020, shortly after the trial began and before Jackson's hiring, a Ventavia executive identified three site staff members with whom to ''Go over e-diary issue/falsifying data, etc.'' One of them was ''verbally counseled for changing data and not noting late entry,'' a note indicates.
At several points during the late September meeting Jackson and the Ventavia executives discussed the possibility of the FDA showing up for an inspection (box 1). ''We're going to get some kind of letter of information at least, when the FDA gets here . . . know it,'' an executive stated.
Box 1 A history of lax oversightWhen it comes to the FDA and clinical trials, Elizabeth Woeckner, president of Citizens for Responsible Care and Research Incorporated (CIRCARE),3 says the agency's oversight capacity is severely under-resourced. If the FDA receives a complaint about a clinical trial, she says the agency rarely has the staff available to show up and inspect. And sometimes oversight occurs too late.
In one example CIRCARE and the US consumer advocacy organisation Public Citizen, along with dozens of public health experts, filed a detailed complaint in July 2018 with the FDA about a clinical trial that failed to comply with regulations for the protection of human participants.4 Nine months later, in April 2019, an FDA investigator inspected the clinical site. In May this year the FDA sent the triallist a warning letter that substantiated many of the claims in the complaints. It said, ''[I]t appears that you did not adhere to the applicable statutory requirements and FDA regulations governing the conduct of clinical investigations and the protection of human subjects.''5
''There's just a complete lack of oversight of contract research organisations and independent clinical research facilities,'' says Jill Fisher, professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and author of Medical Research for Hire: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials.
Ventavia and the FDAA former Ventavia employee told The BMJ that the company was nervous and expecting a federal audit of its Pfizer vaccine trial.
''People working in clinical research are terrified of FDA audits,'' Jill Fisher told The BMJ, but added that the agency rarely does anything other than inspect paperwork, usually months after a trial has ended. ''I don't know why they're so afraid of them,'' she said. But she said she was surprised that the agency failed to inspect Ventavia after an employee had filed a complaint. ''You would think if there's a specific and credible complaint that they would have to investigate that,'' Fisher said.
In 2007 the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General released a report on FDA's oversight of clinical trials conducted between 2000 and 2005. The report found that the FDA inspected only 1% of clinical trial sites.6 Inspections carried out by the FDA's vaccines and biologics branch have been decreasing in recent years, with just 50 conducted in the 2020 fiscal year.7
RETURN TO TEXTThe next morning, 25 September 2020, Jackson called the FDA to warn about unsound practices in Pfizer's clinical trial at Ventavia. She then reported her concerns in an email to the agency. In the afternoon Ventavia fired Jackson'--deemed ''not a good fit,'' according to her separation letter.
Jackson told The BMJ it was the first time she had been fired in her 20 year career in research.
Concerns raisedIn her 25 September email to the FDA Jackson wrote that Ventavia had enrolled more than 1000 participants at three sites. The full trial (registered under NCT04368728) enrolled around 44'‰000 participants across 153 sites that included numerous commercial companies and academic centres. She then listed a dozen concerns she had witnessed, including:
Participants placed in a hallway after injection and not being monitored by clinical staff
Lack of timely follow-up of patients who experienced adverse events
Protocol deviations not being reported
Vaccines not being stored at proper temperatures
Mislabelled laboratory specimens, and
Targeting of Ventavia staff for reporting these types of problems.
Within hours Jackson received an email from the FDA thanking her for her concerns and notifying her that the FDA could not comment on any investigation that might result. A few days later Jackson received a call from an FDA inspector to discuss her report but was told that no further information could be provided. She heard nothing further in relation to her report.
In Pfizer's briefing document submitted to an FDA advisory committee meeting held on 10 December 2020 to discuss Pfizer's application for emergency use authorisation of its covid-19 vaccine, the company made no mention of problems at the Ventavia site. The next day the FDA issued the authorisation of the vaccine.8
In August this year, after the full approval of Pfizer's vaccine, the FDA published a summary of its inspections of the company's pivotal trial. Nine of the trial's 153 sites were inspected. Ventavia's sites were not listed among the nine, and no inspections of sites where adults were recruited took place in the eight months after the December 2020 emergency authorisation. The FDA's inspection officer noted: ''The data integrity and verification portion of the BIMO [bioresearch monitoring] inspections were limited because the study was ongoing, and the data required for verification and comparison were not yet available to the IND [investigational new drug].''
Other employees' accountsIn recent months Jackson has reconnected with several former Ventavia employees who all left or were fired from the company. One of them was one of the officials who had taken part in the late September meeting. In a text message sent in June the former official apologised, saying that ''everything that you complained about was spot on.''
Two former Ventavia employees spoke to The BMJ anonymously for fear of reprisal and loss of job prospects in the tightly knit research community. Both confirmed broad aspects of Jackson's complaint. One said that she had worked on over four dozen clinical trials in her career, including many large trials, but had never experienced such a ''helter skelter'' work environment as with Ventavia on Pfizer's trial.
''I've never had to do what they were asking me to do, ever,'' she told The BMJ. ''It just seemed like something a little different from normal'--the things that were allowed and expected.''
She added that during her time at Ventavia the company expected a federal audit but that this never came.
After Jackson left the company problems persisted at Ventavia, this employee said. In several cases Ventavia lacked enough employees to swab all trial participants who reported covid-like symptoms, to test for infection. Laboratory confirmed symptomatic covid-19 was the trial's primary endpoint, the employee noted. (An FDA review memorandum released in August this year states that across the full trial swabs were not taken from 477 people with suspected cases of symptomatic covid-19.)
''I don't think it was good clean data,'' the employee said of the data Ventavia generated for the Pfizer trial. ''It's a crazy mess.''
A second employee also described an environment at Ventavia unlike any she had experienced in her 20 years doing research. She told The BMJ that, shortly after Ventavia fired Jackson, Pfizer was notified of problems at Ventavia with the vaccine trial and that an audit took place.
Since Jackson reported problems with Ventavia to the FDA in September 2020, Pfizer has hired Ventavia as a research subcontractor on four other vaccine clinical trials (covid-19 vaccine in children and young adults, pregnant women, and a booster dose, as well an RSV vaccine trial; NCT04816643, NCT04754594, NCT04955626, NCT05035212). The advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to discuss the covid-19 paediatric vaccine trial on 2 November.
FootnotesProvenance and peer review: commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Competing interests: PDT has been doubly vaccinated with Pfizer's vaccine.
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Most painful red pill I've seen - The Donald - America First!
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''yeti1 612 points 2 days ago + 614 / - 2 Feel bad for the kids who are forced into this by people they should be able to trust. Now they have to live with a permanent disability for the rest of their lives. So messed up.
Liberals have to make others suffer so their world view will make sense.
Liberals are the ones with herpes or AIDS that want to infect the rest of the world so that they won't be "dirty" any more.
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'' deleted 37 points 2 days ago + 38 / - 1 She is asking where is kamala. She also hates trump still. Fuck her
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'' deleted -2 points 2 days ago + 1 / - 3 That bitch deserves those bills. Fuck her.
You can't really blame her completely IMO. Media, government and every NGO push vaccines at every opportunity. Unless you seek alternative sources, you're not getting the bigger picture.
But these vaccines also came and were promoted by some of the head guys themselves, like Gates. People that have been talking about world depopulation for a long time. People are paying the price for spending their lives not paying attention to anything. I knew there would be a vaccine, and it would be horrible, April of last year. Not because I'm magic, but because I halfway pay attention to things. Many other people too. The Founding Father's even said one must pay attention and be informed, or else.
OP and others, please continue to post stories like this. We must redpill others and save the children as long as we can.
OT-> Most people are sheeple and believe the government and big pharma are the smartest people in the world. They believe these people have their best interests in mind. They vax their kids because they're told it's safe and for the greater good.
We are at a crossroads, and unfortunately these sheeple make up a large enough percentage of the population to allow the government con-artists to continue their ruse.
Sadly, we are heading towards a swift endgame where the freedom fighters will demand freedom, and the sheeple will demand service. Since the government can easily eliminate one and pretend to provide the other- Communism will step in and fill the void.
I pray we are not heading for the dark ages after the fall of Rome, but I'm not really seeing anything that would change this trajectory. That said- please change my fucking mind.
I think the parallel economy that is developing is reason to have hope. Lots of people are getting red pilled, its just a bitch that because their dogmatic ideologies are so ingrained inside of them that it is so painful. The rest of us can and should continue to push for truth and make a difference at the local level.
One of the challenges we are facing is that we need to develop the talent necessary to make alternatives that are as good as or better than the globalist alternatives. Also, faith is ABSOLUTELY critical in times like these. When people aren't grounded, they waver because they don't have a foundation that can stand up to difficult circumstances.
I'm a young millenial adult, and I see all of this. Most of my generation is utterly lost and their problems stem from no foundation and vision for their lives. It all starts with being grounded in realville. Feminism is the most vile, toxic thing to happen to our nation, and I believe is the root cause of most of the BULL we are running into.
The answer isn't the red pill, the answer is and always has been knowing Jesus Christ in a deep, personal way. Root out the nonsense and apathy in the churches, and I absolutely believe we can right this ship.
Keep fighting brother! Change doesn't happen overnight. Godspeed.
Thank you for your wisdom friend. I pray that we through the grace of God may lead each other out of these dark times. I pray our whispers of truth continue to spread like the raging fire of the sun, shining light into all the darkest corners of humanity. I pray that we many unite together against evil!
If we are to create a parallel economy, we need leaders who aren't afraid to call it like it is. I think this is the moment to take notice.
We will need a strong free market mercantilist economy. Unfortunately DC seems lost? How to overcome a behemoth?
God Bless and stay frosty.
Except she didn't just buy into the hype. She actively ignored all of those people that she also shamed and then, without doing any research on her own, she staked her children's lives on her own bias. And even after her son gets myocarditis she still says that she's getting the rest of her kids vaxxed. That is not only reckless, it is child abuse. Children rely on their parents to make appropriately informed decisions for them. She failed in her role as a parent and it only took her actively participating in giving her child a health condition that he'll have to live with for the rest of his life to finally get her to open her eyes.
She is a teacher with multiple science degrees. Fuck her.
ALL THOSE DEGREES SHOULD MAKE PAYING MEDICAL BILLS SUPER-EASY!!!
We ALL had access to the same info. She probably couldn't be bothered taking time out of her virtue signal posting spree to research whether or not an EXPERIMENTAL vaccine was safe for her son. Fuck her. I hope he tells her to fuck off when he is old enough to understand what she did to him.
The thing that makes me feel less bad for her is shaming others for not getting it. It's one thing to follow, for lack of a better term, the wisdom of the crowd. I think on some level we can all understand that.
But shaming people for their personal medical decisions is pretty fucked. Especially because, if the vaccine worked like they claim, it wouldn't even be an issue if others are unvaccinated. The vaccinated would be protected.
The big problem is, while there's a lot of "the shots are bad" info out there, it's fairly silenced. Go to any hospital right now or medical complex. There's TV monitors every direction you turn touting how great the clot shots are. You talk to any of the doctors there and they'll push the clot shot, because they're firing all the ones who might tell you otherwise. Most of any information about the clot shots being bad is scrubbed from social media. The news is constantly pumping out how good the clot shots are. There's PSAs all over the TV and radio talking about how great they are. Even "based" politicians are talking about how people should go get their clot shots.
The information about the clot shots being bad are often the obscure corners of the internet, like here. If we lived in a less crazy world, you would have to conclude that the best course of action IS getting the clot shot because nearly all the people in authority positions are pushing it.
The number of comments wasted on debating whether we should approve/disapprove of someone is so absurd. Whether it's Tucker or Tim Pool or some idiot like this mom.
We are an exception. We are a small, hardcore percent. This place even shits on Trump for not being as "based" as we want.
The odds are this woman will outlive her kid and she will still vote Democrat. She probably still thinks Kavannaugh and Barrett are republican stooges coming after her abortion. And she sure ain't coming here to find out if we approve of her.
She is a moron like 2/3 of the western populations. And she's had a huge red pill moment, as so many others are having, and we should be glad for that. We should also feel bad for her son who had to lose decades of his life to hopefully wake up a couple people. And we should move on.
''QSWO1 3 points 2 days ago + 3 / - 0 You are as bright as she is.
I'll say this as planets as I can. Her need to virtue signalled has condemned her own kid to death, in just a few years.
You never hear that she admitted to making a mistake.All she complains of is the cost to her personally.Wait until she gets the heart transplant bill. The heart muscle that died will not regrow.She made a follow up saying how she can't sleep at night knowing she has hurt her kid.
I don't think it's worth trying to judge someone we really don't know. The trademark of the left is judging people solely by their skin color, clothing, a tweet they made 8 years ago, etc. That chick has an entire life of experiences we know nothing of. She was fully fooled like so many others and is paying the price. We won this won sadly. No need to spike the ball.
Lol there aren't going to be hearts for people like her. Politicians, celebrities, former athletes, and all of their friends to the front of the line
Nah. She got fooled, but seems to actually face reality in a sane way now that it has affected her family. Unlike the lunatics who double down and insist that the fatality had to be caused by some pre-existing condition and continue to proclaim how everyone has to get the lethal vaccine even when their family dies to the vaccine.
Her ''few science degrees'' prove that she's super smart and she was virtue signaling. Now she gets to pay. Fuck her.
Nah. With all the propaganda she probably didnt know.. Its sad and evil
'' deleted -7 points 2 days ago + 2 / - 9 ''yeti1 10 points 2 days ago + 10 / - 0 So true, they want to drag you to hell.
Can we keep spamming these Branch Covidians fucking up themselves and their families? Nobody believes us, even on our own side, until they see timelines like this.
I couldn't find it but there is a fantastic website that is documenting and blogging the testimonies of those with vaccine injury. It's staggering and heart wrenching reading so many of their stories. The fact big tech and media are actively suppressing these stories should be criminal (probably actually is criminal but so is election fraud and we see how that's going)
I have 100 covidians on speed email that get these. I like to forward them without comment as attachments on their outrage threads against the unvaxxen.
I'm experimenting too with inappropriate responses, by which I reply to all 90 people that I've been roped in with to every reply adding a single extra paragraph from some copypasta. When they protest I modify it slightly and expand the thread just enough to make it clear that I didn't really read what they were saying.
''Stolen 14 points 2 days ago + 15 / - 1 Well at least the Vaccine is "Free" but you "Volunteered" to be vaccinated.
We have been warned for thousands of years that taking the mark will condemn you to eternal damnation.
Myocarditis is not eternal damnation, dumbass.
This isn't the mark.
When they say you can't buy food, travel, or work without it... sure seems and awful lot like its the mark bro. Just saying.
You completely missed the point, I see'....
Email chains still exist? Wow. I have some whatsapp groups where they have learned not to poke the beast. They send some story of an unvaxxed dying and I send 10 stories like this one right back within 60 seconds.
You are sick hahaha I love it
No. It was a blog. If I find it I'll repost it.
thecovidblog.comthecovidworld.com
Yefren
''Stolen 6 points 2 days ago + 7 / - 1 Thanks for the site.
c19vaxreactions.com and The Covid Blog'.... Both are harrowing and extremely depressing.
Someone listens to steave deace. Haha
I have an analogy I've been using:
Most people have never been hit with ransomware.
But I am in technology and have seen several clients get hit with it in the last five years.
I can tell you if ransomware attacks are increasing. If you're a dentist, you have no idea. And if the media doesn't mention it and if you have been trained to think anyone talking about it is a liar, you won't believe it until it happens to you.
This is the greatest con ever. They literally tag post automatically with "the vaccines are safe" even if you make a pro-vaccine post. And they declare every reaction as rare. Half the population could die and the left would say "wow so many rare reactions happening!"
Maybe we should make a community here to rival HermanCainAwards
The stats on myocarditis aren't that good, 'the rest of their lives' might not be all that long. At 14 now he's got about a 50/50 chance to might make it to 18 when maybe he'll vote against the dems who did this to him.
Or he'll die after he turns 18 and definitely vote dem
Nothing stopping from voting now. Districts in Michigan that had 120% turnout probably had more than dead people voting I wager. Probably cats, dogs, and kids too.
One way or another, whether it's the illegals or the people they're killing, they'll get their dem votes.
The more deaths the demoncrats cause from the jab, the more voters in their future.
That's the part the left isn't talking about. The long term prognosis for myocarditis serious enough to end up in the hospital isn't good. 20% lethality rate in the first 1-2 years and somewhere around 40-60% after 5 years.
''Cyer6 28 points 2 days ago + 28 / - 0 When you have myocarditis, you have dead heart muscle. Just look at all the diseases out there related to heart conditions that people deal with and their lives are turned upside down. My wife is an RN in a cardiology office. They are swamped all the time and this was before the shots. Now you kill part of your heart and still have all these other issues that may fall upon you through life. Doesn't make for a good outlook or long healthy enjoyable life.
so like a car with a dead cylinder or clogged radiator hose? not going far.
More like a car with a few missing fins on the coolant pump.
More like blown head gasket. Yeah it's gonna run for a while, but all that coolant leaking into the oil and washing down the cylinder walls is eventually cause enough wear that she's gonna give up the ghost in short order.
Wow is that right? Do you have a source? I had one friend with myocarditis from the vaccine and I'd love to know more about this.
All patients diagnosed or suspected to have acute myocarditis should be admitted to the hospital and be monitored for hemodynamic instability. Immediate complications of myocarditis include ventricular dysrhythmias, left ventricular aneurysm, CHF, and dilated cardiomyopathy. The mortality rate is up to 20% at 1 year and 50% at 5 years. Despite optimal medical management, overall mortality has not changed in the last 30 years.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK459259/
Poor kid. Even if he survives into adulthood, he could have a heart attack just by running up a flight of stairs.
Just wait until Trump wins in 2024. He'll probably die from TDS.
(I think the elections are rigged, but it would make my day to see all these vax faggots drop dead at around the same time because they have TDS and Trump won).
I wouldn't complain either.
No you don't. It's rare. Trust the science. Dr fauci is science!
Correct me if I'm wrong but those numbers are probably a little biased. Historically, only old fat slobs had the condition so the 1-2 years took that into consideration. Wouldn't be surprised if these kids make it to age 30-40 but that's just my gut.
Might have better odds since most people in the stats are older.
I got something with a 9x% death rate within 5 years... When I was young (late 30s) and am still around. Almost everyone in the official stats were 60+.
I would think that the existing sample group and related statistics include mostly people who are much older, and may have had other heart related and varied medical issues. Healthy, young children and younger adults may defy the odds.
May eek out a few more years ago but they ain't defying any odds. I've learned far too much about the heart and ejection fractions and Everton else in the past 2 years of dating a cardiac nurse.
But at least they won't get CO...... never mind.
it won't stop infection and it won't stop transmission.
That one Aussie fuck.
"Vaccine"
''pikX 287 points 2 days ago + 303 / - 16 I don't care if it's an unpopular opinion, if you learn you've made a mistake, and see the results of your actions, and change your ways with that understanding, I forgive you. What you've done can't be changed. What you will do can. So, yes, I give her my sympathy.
''DX5_ 198 points 2 days ago + 212 / - 14 I dunno. She seems more concerned with bills than with the fact that she destroyed her child's health.
''pikX 138 points 2 days ago + 144 / - 6 she mentioned the bills as a part of it, as a response to the person saying that the jab is free. she still said, unrelated to that message, that she feels humbled for her previous stance because of the effect it had on her son's life. i think she learned.
I'll bet she still poisons her other children.
hey kids, ready for the bbooster shots?
If you look at her current feed it's mostly warning others about the vax risks now.
She is trying to get compensation for her medical bills. Good luck with that.
I'd just forward the bill to the place that gave the vaccine, and be done with it.
She tweeted fifty six times on Friday. This is someone with a serious addiction.
33 mins ago she posted she'd be vaxxing her other kids "when the time is right". Unfortunate
Ugh. I feel sorry for her kids.
Hopefully "when the time is right" means waiting for long-term safety data, which will almost certainly show (if reported honestly) that it's never the right time to give children a covid vax.
The fuck she has. Like the dude said, she's just pissed about the medical bills and how she's in the hook for them.
Thanks for posting this.
I will say that alot of the twitter comments are along the lines of "you couldn't have known" or "you did the best you could". Fuck these people. These comments are just enabling others to not do their jobs as parents and research things for themselves.
Stories like these should be fire sirens for people to fight back not pity parties for ignorance.
Excellent comment!! ... I have lost my "give a fuck" for these people!! These are the same people saying non vaccinated should have their lives ruined!! Fuck her and anyone she associates with!! For her to say "oh I can't sleep, I didn't know what I know now" ... So what has changed since you didn't know and now you do? .. ya know what changed? You shut your big fucking mouth, stopped feeling superior to those you looked down on and realized only after ruining your kids lives that you're not as fucking smart as you think you are!!.. STUPID BITCH!!
This pretty much sums up the situation.
I agree 100%. She had a job to do as a parent. She failed. She has 3 science degrees. In my mind those are now moot and pointless since they should have taught you to use logic. Even if you can't research this. The fact that they intentionally released this under an EUA so they wouldn't be on the hook. Have no long term studies or efficacy trials AND refuse and/or punish people who try to report it to VAERS is a big ass red flag. She has no excuse she failed. Fuck her. I honestly feel sorry for the child. They don't deserve to suffer because of their mothers ignorance. Alas here we are.
The saddest and most horrible "I told you so" ever. I expect I'll be feeling this way for the next few years as the jabbed realize how bad this is going to get for them.
Every singular person that has gotten the clot shot suffers vascular damage at some level, with the possible exception of those who acquired natural immunity before they were jabbed. This is irreversible. There is still no answer as to how long the cells that produce the spike protein stay in the body and there's now evidence that the daughters cells of such mutant cells continue to produce the spike protein. The bodies of the jabbed my never be able to rid themselves of the spike protein.
The clot shot degrades the immune system. Incrementally and over time, every single person who got jabbed, again with the possible exception of those who had natural immunity before they got jabbed, is going to experience a degrading immunity to cancers, measles, chicken pox and herpes. They may even experience a whole breakdown of the immune system over time. This is irreversible.
I'm not saying this with any glee or happiness. Most of my extended family is jabbed. I love my entire family, even the commies and the Democrat voters and those abortionist selfish brats. I love them all but they made their decision and they did it while treating me like an idiot, a hater, an outcast, a fool and a fraud with every accusation under the sun. I won't feel any vindication or happiness when the effects of this show up. I'll feel sorrow. I won't remind them of how they treated me and the hurtful things they said to me. I won't because what I wanted for them is to be healthy, happy, safe and most of all, live. I won't even say to them "I told you so" because why? What good does it do? I'm just upset because I'll have to watch this play out in each and every one of their lives and I'll be left without them. But then again, they didn't care enough about me to really hear what I was saying so they never did love me as much as I loved them.
Yeah. I pray other parents who know her in real life and even those who read her posts learn from her mistakes and don't give their kids the shot.
I don't have a shifty Twitter account, but someone should drop some truth on her. She seems to be acting like her worst problem is medical bills.
I have been. Calling her out in her "I was in an echo chamber, we all have echo chambers"
No we don't you cuntYou and your ilk do.
She seems to be more interested in compensation then the damage she inflicted on her kid. I don't think anyone has told her or her fans this is probably fatal.
Yeah at this point in the game if people can't see what's really going on in front of their faces I will never have any faith or trust in them. I just write them off as dumbasses.
''JMaN 11 points 2 days ago + 11 / - 0 Watch Yuri Bezmenov if you haven't yet... Brainwashing is no joke.
More than half the population to write off unfortunately... I'm the same way with these people. Theres nothing you can do for them because you cant fix stupid.
Can't fix stupid, but fortunately it will eliminate itself with boosters.
Nothing the border crisis won't solve.
Theres nothing you can do for them because you cant fix stupid.
BigPharma won't profit by fixing stupid, they'll play both ends by selling the drug they're probably working on to treat myocarditis. (Notice "treat", not cure)
And that will have some side effect that they will treat with another drug. But that will have some side effect, and so on.
Yup this stupid bitch will still be pro Vax and pro dem. She's mad about the bills and just wants someone else to pay them.
2/ Seeing the discussion about the 5-11 EUA and every other post being about myocarditis has been too much this week. A decision that I made hurt my child. I will carry the guilt to my grave. I hope sleep will find me soon. In 3 hours I have to pick myself, smile, and carry on.
Pretty sure she gets it.
check her future voting record..somehow doubt it
Naw, this dumb cunt will be right back at hammering the lever for leftists in no time.
That was what changed her mind. She was still saying ''get the vax'' until the bills came, then she changed her tune.
I don't know why you're getting downvoted, that's the truth.
You have a kind heart. Thanks for answering.
I really feel for the son, whose condition has been disclosed by his Twitter-happy mother.
We now have a generation of teenagers whose privacy has been violated in this way since birth.
''JMaN 9 points 2 days ago + 9 / - 0 I feel for all the victims and even the brainwashed, but spreading this information is much more important than the son's privacy.
Yeah my brother's ex-wife would post all kinds of stupid, personal shit to Facebook including complaining about their kids, having a rough day because of them, blah blah well all that shit is online and its forever. Very cringe but I feel bad for kids of the future looking up what their parents said about them online saved for posterity on archive.org.
Yeah that's all she talked about was the bills.
Getting ramrodded by the government and big pharam and hospitals simultaneously is a fast way to red pill someone usually. Its just sad that it takes that much to do it when its been really obvious to many of us for a long time.
Before enlightenment, gotta deal with the fucking bills.After enlightenment, gotta deal with the fucking bills.
Pointing out that the vaccine being free is not the end point they think it is, is a legitimate observation, from someone who no doubt never thought about it before. It just might be the push-from-an-unanticipated-angle that wakes somebody up. Every bit helps.
I'm conflicted because if his life didn't get fucked up, she would stay the same. Shaming unvaccinated and signaling her virtue.
"So should I start a campaign to warn parents about the harmful side effects of the vaccine so that they can spare their children from suffering?..."
"....No. It's the financial compensation from those inevitable injuries that needs to be addressed!"
Yea... she seems like a scumbag
''d_lock 3 points 2 days ago + 3 / - 0 I feel a little for her, but she implicitly agreed that she wouldn't hold Pfizer responsible if the vax f'ed up her or her kid per EUA rules. Maybe one day she'll also learn that lesson.
I feel sorry for the kid because his mom is a cunt, and now he is paying the price. When he is likely dead within five years due to his heart giving out, I hope that guilt weighs on her until the day she dies.
It won't. She's already passing the buck.
''Cyer6 3 points 2 days ago + 3 / - 0 Many here keep saying this but reality needs to hit people right where they will feel it personally for change to occur. The level of corruption and brainwashing is so deep, it's going to take an awful lot of pain and suffering to wake people up. The faster this happens and the harder it comes, the sooner society will come together to uproot it. And along the way, there will be collateral damage like this lady's kid.
I thought an injury or death of a loved one would be enough, but it's not always the case. I remember seeing some few and far between stories where a loved one died right after the jab and their closest relative would be in denial and insist it was something other than the jab.
It reminds me of when a BLM supporter's business was burned to the ground by BLM rioters, and instead of blaming the rioters, the business owner searched their own soul to figure out what it was they did wrong!
''tiamat 33 points 2 days ago + 33 / - 0 Bit more than a mistake. Your kids are completely dependent on you to make the right choice and this backfired in her face with whats likely to have massive consequences, she failed as a parent far as im concerned
This. She damaged his heart.
And apparently with multiple science degrees, if that's accurate.
"Science of Multiple Gender Studies"
Probably gender studies, race studies and literature, that's what they mean by 'science' nowadays
''NoFats 165 points 2 days ago + 167 / - 2 My heart goes out to the kid. I feel nothing for the mom.
The mom learned. Her other kids will be safe, and she will likely spend the rest of her days fighting for her kids and the rest of us.
Now if she'd come out the other end saying "screw your lives and get the Vax"? No mercy then.
The mom learned after continual propagation of an evil narrative to placate her vapid sense of self worth. As far as I'm concerned, her penance should be to be one of the most vocal advocates against this with anyone with ears. That is assuming she realizes the problem to begin with was state worship.
Shes fighting"don't know who needs to hear this, but sharing a story about an adverse reaction is not spreading disinformation. It's telling the truth."
If not, I will keep fighting and trying to bring attention to this. My goal is for the CEO of @Pfizer@AlbertBourlato wish he had not ignored the packet that I sent him certified return receipt containing my son's medical records, medical bills, and a lovely letter. 6/7https://twitter.com/eekymom/status/1454187360074276871
Oh nice shes a GA Dim too LOL! Expecting Dim elites to help out regular people is asking for the impossible. Shes in for some more rude awakenings. This red pill shes trying to down is going to make her gag.
Got any popcorn? Lets watch!
The Black Pill comes when she tries going to RINOs and finds out they don't care either and is forced to seek help from the "evil, racist, white supremacist MAGAts" and has to deal with the fact that she will be ostracised for doing so and she will have to make the choice - accept ostracism or do everything to save her son.
It will be interesting to see what happens.
''Zxc26 14 points 2 days ago + 14 / - 0 You would think that, but people are stupid and weak. Who knows what will happen next, but definitely won't be good news for kids.
You aint lying.
The herd is fat, weak and sick.
It's why God gave us a brain and Ivermectin no? Time for some much need based paste to cure them.
Here is a parent NOT learning: Dr. Huntington's 14 year old son is double jabbed and has heart inflammation. Here is a 23 second video featuring Dr. Huntington at the end mentioning his 9 year old son...who is going to be jabbed too: https://youtu.be/Z4rdoXUgpMg
''1d8-1 5 points 2 days ago + 5 / - 0 Did she change her mind somewhere in there about getting the other younger ones vaxxxed when eligible ?
Shes fighting "don't know who needs to hear this, but sharing a story about an adverse reaction is not spreading disinformation. It's telling the truth."
If not, I will keep fighting and trying to bring attention to this. My goal is for the CEO of @Pfizer @AlbertBourla to wish he had not ignored the packet that I sent him certified return receipt containing my son's medical records, medical bills, and a lovely letter. 6/7 https://twitter.com/eekymom/status/1454187360074276871
Yeah. Not only that, if she got her son a shirt that says "Came for immunity and all I got was myocarditis and a mask" then it's pretty unlikely she'll kill her other two children with the clotshot.
What are you talkin about she's just mad that she has to pay for all the bills for an induced fucking heart condition that the vaccine causes and she's too stupid to figure that out but instead she just bitches about the money she fucking deserves everything comes her way including the death of her child and I hope she fucking hangs herself for it fucking cunt
''CDXX 0 points 2 days ago + 1 / - 1 You're a pathetic piece of shit.
People aren't equipped to deal with the amount of propaganda that's been forced on them. Have a little compassion for these lost souls.
Or don't. Continue to be an absolute piece of scum. No better than a leftist.
Um no, see the thing is I do not watch the news, I know better. If you are STUPID enough to believe this MSM shit then you deserve death.
What you want me to feel sorry for STUPID people? give me a fucking break
This is what it means by only the strongest and smartest survive. If anything FUCK you for wanting stupid people to keep living so they can continue to vote for people that keep destroying our country, at least now when they are ALL DEAD the democrats will never win again.
If you are stupid enough to drink bleach then you get what ya deserve
I feel anger towards the mother.
Anyone awake does for sure
''paulej 12 points 2 days ago + 17 / - 5 She was brainwashed. Now her eyes are open and she appears to be on a warpath. More need to open their eyes.
There not open all the way yet. Shes sorta squinting at this all. She tried contacting Ossof and other Dims expecting they would come to her rescue. They'll ignore her. She has a bit more to go before this red pill is down her gullet.
Its more difficult for stupid people to take the red pill because they're so stupid. Stupid people generally assume they are smart. Which makes consuming that red pill all the more difficult.
pill just flows thru them like beer
''fapoo 2 points 2 days ago + 2 / - 0 Shes on her way. If she tries to turn back into blue land, the next medical pill will send her straight back
''NoFats 9 points 2 days ago + 9 / - 0 Still no feelings. She made it her cause in life to fight friendly people like me.
This right here. So many of us were warning our IRL friends and family, trying to spread the word, share the data, get people asking questions, etc, and cunts like her mocked and ridiculed us. If she had listened instead of name calling, her son wouldn't be facing a high probability of death in the next 5 years.
She deserves every second of pain and then some. I just wish the kid wasn't the one paying the price.
''CDXX 0 points 2 days ago + 1 / - 1 Ok so put yourself in a normie's shoes.
You go your whole life believing your government has your best interests in mind. Your whole life'....
Then a ''pandemic'' hits and that same government is telling you a vaccine will make life go back to normal and if you don't take it you're killing people. That's a hard thing to comprehend when it's thrown at you all at once like this.
So don't look at individuals as if they are fighting against you. Look at them as part of a propaganda campaign and encourage them to turn others. It's the only way to win.
I wish I was equipped with the knowledge that I have now before I had him get two doses of the vaccine.
First tweet on the post here she says she is a TEACHER W/ A FEW SCIENCE DEGREES.
She didn't want the knowledge before lab-ratting her son and possibly her other children. Her politics meant more to her than researching supposed new and rushed "vaccines". How many others did she potentially harm with her posts and her teaching?
Honestly, it is difficult for me to find sympathy for the devil. Her child, on the other hand, I have much.
I get your drift. We have to allow people to recognize their mistakes and, in turn, forgive them. Welcome them into the fold, so to speak. And, I agree, wholeheartedly, in theory. But, it's hard sometimes. I've only read the first post of her running tweet and it pissed me off. Maybe reading the rest will soften me but not off the a good start right out of the gate.
I do appreciate you making the case for forgiveness, though. It's really important.
Good for you. Organ donation will save his life.
Caused by a vaccine for a virus with a 99.9% survival rate
Its like 99.98% for kids too...
And with healthy kid we may be at 100%.
I read a tweet, unsure how accurate, they said it was from CDC data that said kids had a 1/174k chance of death per case and the vax had about 1/1000 death rate. So that would mean the vax is 174x more deadly than the actual virus!
Duno about that. My comment is taken from that dr thats all over robert malone. He said of the 400 kids thatve died mayb one, maybe, was healthy and died. They all had serious fights with cancer and other shit making them very unhealthy. Ive since heard that from many sources.And thats kids to 18
Thanks fam. You're doing God's work.
Keep doing this bro!! I save these and pass them on you're doing amazing work man!! I'm glad there's people out there like you dedicated to spreading this around!!
Lol either way you are awesome!!
'' deleted 3 points 2 days ago + 3 / - 0 So he will most likely be dead after 5 years? Sad.
''MAK90 89 points 2 days ago + 89 / - 0 So for someone with "a few science degrees" she sure is easily fooled. Do your research when it comes to your kids life.
''MAK90 32 points 2 days ago + 32 / - 0 Holy shit they actually said that! "They" don't want people actually thinking for themselves.
They're legitimately evil
Even what sank the Titanic was an iceberg.
You know it's crazy but I never realized that one of the Rothschilds we're suppose to be on that boat and at the very last minute (like at the ticket window) they were pulled out and told not to go. Makes you wonder who was on the ship.
Because it fits their "never think for yourself" goal.
Money quote from the CNN one:
"It is always easy to find information that confirms your biases," she points out.Source: CNN
lol
that's what we do, give you information that conforms to your biases!
Fuck CNN.
A few science degrees can mean anything at all in honk world.
Ofc, even people with degrees in real fields can get totally overconfident in their knowledge and start thinking they're juist as brilliant everywhere else. Reality doesn't hold any punches.
Science degrees don't teach you how to think critically, just how to accept information you're given.
In this case, you would need a science degree in combination with risk management in the style of Taleb, which is avoiding risk of ruin. Very early on Taleb was very clear that taking the vaccine is good for society and stopped short of saying it was good for the individual because he understands risk of ruin.
Just because you're educated doesn't mean you know anything
It will really humble her when her son is dead vefore his 21st birthday
Or when she moves to a 1 bedroom affordable housing apartment when she loses everything to medical bills
Guess who buys the house when she defaults.
Darkrock
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''fskfsk 32 points 2 days ago + 32 / - 0 At least she can sue the vaccine manufacturer and hold them accountable. Oh wait a minute, they have immunity, too bad.
The only immunity in the whole situation.
She tweeted thats the hill she dies on is to get back $$
God forbid justice for her child and saving other kids. No. Money is what she wants
Shit, Bernie should have won.
all she had to do was research for herself. They were warned and scoffed at us. They were warned biden would usher in a horrible american era and they scoffed at us. They do this at every avenue.
:/ This. Myocarditis is never 'mild', any scarring he has will never heal. I don't know any who got myocarditis and survived longer than 16 years utter max from onset, even young adults. Most didn't get even near to making it that far.
Who knows what other damage the vaccine did to his body on top of myocarditis.
She seems pretty damn humbled tbh
EAT SHIT BITCH. Sorry, kid.
MAYBE SHE WILL GET UNTREATABLE TAINT CANCER
Shes fighting "don't know who needs to hear this, but sharing a story about an adverse reaction is not spreading disinformation. It's telling the truth."
If not, I will keep fighting and trying to bring attention to this. My goal is for the CEO of @Pfizer @AlbertBourla to wish he had not ignored the packet that I sent him certified return receipt containing my son's medical records, medical bills, and a lovely letter. 6/7 https://twitter.com/eekymom/status/1454187360074276871
She's fighting for $$$ not to save other kids. At least her lineage will probably not live to procreate, thus making the world a more intelligent place.
she was brain washed and lied to be the people who were supposed to be the good guys. she's learning from her mistake, she's doing her penance.
No man no fucking way a SINGLE person hasn't heard this is all fake fucking bullshit and people are dieing. This horrible demon bitch murderer who would put her own kids life at risk for her cowardice is the same deplorable bottom rotting fuck who voted against Trump after four years of redemption and him trying to do the right thing after EVERY single turn.
They have CONTINUALLY put themselves AND OTHERS in harms way so that they could be a coward.
What this person represents and ultimately did / does is took part in harming you and your loved ones by taking part in this.
The man on the TV told her it was ''safe''
She is asking where is kamala. She also hates trump still. Fuck her
True that. Life does have a way of humbling you.
Poor woman.
Some people have always got to learn the hard way.
Don't feel sorry for her. Feel sorry for her own child who she subjected to the government as a lab rat.
Parents have a sacred duty to protect their children. She abdicated that responsibility to the government. Sad for the kid, but if it hadn't happened, she would still be shaming other parents (and kids) who have done the research and said no to the vax.
That's true. Very true. Dreadfully true.
This is why I would never subject my kids to ANY vaccine until they are truly genuinely old enough to make the choice themselves. I would assume this age might start around 15-16.
Always better to start off humble.
That is so true, and such a wise way to look at things.
I feel sorry for her son.
Me too, poor kid, what was he to know?
We'll be seeing plenty of these within the next year.
Congrats, you poisoned your own children, for no reason.
Yeah, sorry, not sorry.
Only sorry for your brainwashed kid.
"A few worthless science degrees."
Biden Voters - Stupid As Fuck!
How much progress and prosperity have we sacrificed for fucking participation trophies?
Women and minorities in power positions? Have we gone too far?
Fix that which is broken
If she was educated she would know kids are nearly immune to the China Virus. (Unless they have comorbidites). Catching the Virus is the way to go with kids. They acquire natural immunity which is lifelong. Less risk and better results than the Vax. Throw away their masks!
''Endis 4 points 2 days ago + 4 / - 0 Now that he has myocarditis, he has a comorbidity, so it's a good thing he got that "vax" afterall... /sarc
Woman learns not to trust the corrupt corporate media; kid learns not to trust his own mother. Feel bad for the kid.
Well, he'll only have to not trust her for a few years at most...because that is how long he has left.
Gonna pray for him. Not for her.
This is brutal reality. Sorry but no sorry!
Your son will forever pay the price of your VIRTUAL SIGNALING, STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE.
I wonder if she is still determined to vaccinate her other 2 when they 'become eligible' Sorry she sacrificed the health of her first born for her foolish ideology.
''Edial 17 points 2 days ago + 17 / - 0 Poor kid will probably die young. Evil bitch.
He basically got aids of the heart but worse
What a dumb bitch. I am so glad I received my free shot. All it cost me is everything..
All it cost was my son's life. But, ya know, at least he didn't get covid!
Not yet anyways. Give it a few weeks and that shot will wear off and then he'll have m AND Covid
I felt like I went on a journey just reading through that.
Me too! It's one of unnecessary sacrifice that really makes it hard not to say "I fucking told you this would happen"
She is asking where is kamala. She also hates trump still. Fuck her
Try, try, not to copy paste the same shit.
She is asking where is kamala. She also hates trump still. Fuck her and fuck you.
Trump's support of the vaccines until recently really doesn't do him any favors with these people.
''jamrs 11 points 2 days ago + 11 / - 0 Kid isn't dead yet so it can still get worse
That would be one hell of a red pill
Will. Myocarditis is a death sentence. It's just a question of how long it will take.
ruined his life for no reason
I'm sorry for the kid, but her, she convinced him to get it, she's a terrible parent, the kid would have survived the cough but will now most likely die from the heart condition
She can suck my dick. There's NO excuse for pounding fear into your kids so hard that, even after going to the hospital for an exploding heart, they're still"glad" they got the shot.
Fuck outta here bitch.
I mean she can suck my dick but I'd force her to spit it out than sanitize her mouth after. I don't wanna risk that bitch having a 4th child.
No sympathy for childkillers.
Poor guy. Victim of brainwashing. At least this might have saved this woman's other two?
This is one of your best ones.
Sorry, but, fuck you and your science degrees, biotch. You've screwed over your son for a virus that would've had almost zero impact on his life.
All we want is a choice and not to be discriminated against. All you wanted was forced vaxx and total compliance. I feel bad for your son, and glad you finally have a more rational view, but fuck you.
She did it to her own child. No sympathy for her. She knew the risks, but disregarded all of the warinings.
''tiamat 8 points 2 days ago + 8 / - 0 its like a slow trainwreck
As a mother, I feel for her, but then again, I hate her for being a shit mother. Her poor child. She was sooo happy to virtue signal and bamnmmm, karma.
so sad for all the children who will have their lives ruined. i hope the parents become as vocal as this woman.
'' deleted 7 points 2 days ago + 8 / - 1 Amazing what happens when you are forced to foot the bill for your own foolishness, isn't it?
Let this be a lesson for liberals. Watch the Conservative news for the truth and you might even save your own kids life. You damn sure won't get it on CNN.
The arrogance of this bitch from the start pissed me off but it subsided at the end. At least she's not one of those "my kid died but please vaccinate your children" imbeciles.
She is asking where is kamala. She also hates trump still. Fuck her
I don't think those stories represent real people and are extreme propaganda
Experience is a cruel teacher. First it gives the test, then you get the lesson.
Enjoy hell heretic. God doesn't favor those who hurt children knowingly.
The smallest redeeming bit of all this is that she now sees the light, and looks like she will use that to try to redpill others. The fact that she bought her kid that shirt is already huge.
While I'm not defending her actions, this is significantly better than the troves of parents who are out on Twitter saying ''my kid got myocarditis, but you should still get yours vaccinated.''
Hopefully the disease does not take her sons life, and the lifetime of medical bills is the price she pays for drinking the koolaid.
She is asking where is kamala. She also hates trump still. Fuck her
She sees a light. She probably exhausted every avenue before she had to.
Well I mean I like that she altered her position... sorry about her son... but FUCK those people who don't take Side Effects into account
At least she got red pilled. Sad it cost her sons health to break away from the obsession with online social acceptance.
wait for the rest of them to get sick or die.. then you will know medical bills.
also noticed that the kid is masked in the car.....die you psycho bitch
The sick part about this, is this stupid fucking bitch didn't come to her senses until AFTER it turbo fucked her in the eye socket. What a selfish, whore. Only when it affected HER does she realize the evil of the vaccinations. Man, fuck this bitch. That poor indotinated kid...
These are the people that's CPS needs to take kids away from
They care more about themselves then the Heath of thier children. Disgusting
CPS would probably take away kids that aren't being vaccinated by their parents instead.
It's really disheartening that it's gonna take at least a year for people to wake up to this. The statistics a year from now will show vaccine deaths exponentially higher to children than covid deaths to children
These people think kids are just as vulnerable to the virus as the elderly are. They haven't and won't bother to check actual statistics.
They'll just keep believing the TV when it says all the side effects are from the virus. They'll claim that a variant caused by the unvaxed got past the vaccine and that's what's causing all this in vaccinated people.
I'm a scientist so I won't even QUESTION the science because I was told it was settled....Oh noes!The science I was told to trust unquestionably turned out to be a lie!Why would scientists lie to me?It's not as if they're getting PAID to say things to push an agenda or something... It's not as if them finding out that if the science goes against their bosses wishes that they'll be defunded and have a smear campaign against them discrediting them and laughing them out of the scientific community or something...
Which Countries and U.S. States are Banning Roundup?
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California California has led the charge in holding Monsanto accountable for Roundup's carcinogenicity. In fact, as early as 2017 the state added glyphosate to its list of carcinogens. In March 2019, Los Angeles County issued a moratorium on Monsanto's Roundup. The County Board of Supervisors cited a need for more research into glyphosate's health effects.
The state has a growing number of cities and counties banning or restricting glyphosate. According to Mercury News, the following agencies in California have discontinued or restricted the use of glyphosate:
Benicia and Benicia Unified Schoool DistrictBurbank and Burbank Unified School DistrictContra Costa CountyEncinitasDavisGreenfieldIrvineLodiLong BeachLos Angeles CountyMarin CountyMount Diablo Unified School DistrictNapaNovatoOaklandOrange countyOxnard School DistrictSan Francisco (As of November 2020, the city has begun relying on Roundup much less because of cancer concerns.)San Lorenzo Valley Water DistrictSanta RosaSonomaThousand OaksUniversity of CaliforniaWatsonvilleWoodland Joint Unified School DistrictThis is not an exhaustive list of all the locations and agencies that have made moves to ban glyphosate use in California.
Colorado Certain weeds are legal all over Colorado, but glyphosate-based weed killers are not. In Colorado, Roundup is banned in the following cities:
Boulder only uses Roundup in limited circumstances. In fact, Roundup has been restricted or banned in all city-owned public parks, schools, property, open spaces for the last nine years. Durango in 2013 initiated a partial ban on the substance. Connecticut Connecticut as a state has instituted Public Act 09-56 to eliminate the use of pesticides and herbicides on daycare facilities' grounds and K-8 schools. And while Connecticut may not be able to compete with California in landmass, when it comes to the number of cities that have banned or restricted glyphosate use Connecticut is at the forefront. Municipalities with glyphosate ordinances include:
Branford Cheshire Essex Greenwich Manchester Plainville Roxbury Watertown Woodbridge Florida Over concerns that harmful pesticides were killing the local plant life, in March 2019 the city of Miami passed a resolution banning the use of glyphosate on city property. The ban went to effect immediately after its passage by city commissioners. The city typically uses almost 5,000 galls of glyphosate products every year. This ban will significantly reduce resident exposure. On a state level, Florida put a stop to herbicide use while it investigated its effects on wildlife. Other Florida cities that banned or restricted Roundup include:
Indian River County Fort Myers Key West Martin County Miami Beach North Miami Port St. Lucie Satellite Beach Sebastian Stuart Vero Beach Illinois Chicago recognized the damage that Roundup causes to DNA as early as 2015 and stopped spraying Roundup in public areas. Other Illinois cities with glyphosate bans or restrictions include:
Evanston '' Glyphosate is on the Proposition 65 list meaning it should be banned on city property. However, the city was mired in controversy in 2016 when it defended its use of the weed killer on city property. Franklin Park Naperville Urbana Iowa Iowa may be known for its corn crops, but that doesn't mean officials aren't concerned about the carcinogenicity of glyphosate.
Dubuque Story County, Iowa Kansas In a 2016 survey, Kansas came fourth in states that used the most glyphosate in America. However, in an effort to curb their reliance on pesticides, both Wichita and Lawrence have programs to eliminate or reduce pesticide use.
Maine There are 29 cities in Maine that have some sort of city ordinance addressing the use of pesticides.
Maryland In Montgomery County, the use of pesticides for cosmetic uses on private lawns is banned. Takoma Park took it a step further and restricted cosmetic pesticides for lawn care on both public and private property. Other areas in Maryland that have enforced a ban are as follows:
Greenbelt Howard County Hyattsville Massachusetts Massachusetts has been making strides towards eliminating toxic pesticide usage. At the state level, Massachusetts introduced the Children and Families Protection Act which aims to ''promote the implementation of Integrated Pest Management Techniques.'' In addition, the Boston public school district has an unofficial ban on glyphosate. Massachusetts municipalities that have some level of a pesticide reduction plan are:
Andover Chatham Dennis Eastham Falmouth Marblehead Newton Warwick Wellesley Wellfleet Minnesota In 2016, Minneapolis made the move toward eliminating all glyphosate-based products in neighborhood parks. However, on January 1, 2019, a Minneapolis Park Board's Operations & Environment Committee unanimous vote went into effect that bans glyphosate in all Minneapolis parks'--including regional parks and golf courses. Rochester has also stopped using pesticides in their city parks. Additionally, there are several other Minnesota townships with policies to reduce pesticides and herbicides.
Nevada Reno, Nevada initiated a pilot program to go pesticide-free in 12 city parks.
New Hampshire In February 2019, state legislators in New Hampshire proposed a bill that would have prevented the use of bee-killing pesticides. However, the bill was tabled for more research and was supposed to be addressed in 2020. Currently, Dover and Portsmouth have eliminated the use of toxic pesticides.
New Mexico Las Cruces has banned Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate on city property in a 5-1 vote by the city council. Further, the city voted to create a committee to give the city advice on pest management. Other New Mexico cities and counties that have limited or banned the use of Roundup include:
Bernalillo County abandoned the use of Roundup in April 2020. Santa Fe has a local ordinance requiring the use of the least toxic pesticide. Taos County began considering a pesticide ban in 2016. New Jersey The state of New Jersey has statewide legislation that encourages pest companies to eliminate or drastically reduce the use of pesticides.
New York While New York City has been reducing the amount of glyphosate used, it has also been accused of using glyphosate in higher concentrations and more frequently in Black communities. While a bill was introduced to ban the use of glyphosate by all city agencies, it has yet to come to a vote. At the state level, The New York Department of Park and Recreation is aiming to eliminate and reduce pesticides and herbicides. In addition, a bill has been introduced to the New York State Senate that would ban the purchase and distribution of all glyphosate products.
New Paltz Rockland Westchester North Carolina Believe it or not, since 1999 North Carolina city Carrboro has banned the use of glyphosate in schools, public parks and town buildings or properties.
Ohio In Cuyahoga County, home of Cleveland, county-owned land cannot be sprayed with pesticides. Additionally, South Euclid, an eastern suburb of Cleveland does not allow toxic pesticides on public grounds.
Oregon For more than 30 years, Portland, Oregon has restricted the use of Roundup to emergency use only. In fact, the city banned Glyphosate on all city-owned property. Eugene and Talent, Oregon, followed suit and banned the use of toxic pesticides.
Texas Denton is the home of two Texas universities and sits about 30 minutes north of Dallas. The city ended the use of glyphosate herbicide and is piloting an integrated pest management program that favors organic methods for city-owned parks.
The state capital, Austin, has also prohibited spraying glyphosate on city lands.
Vermont Several bills have been introduced to the Vermont state legislature to restrict or ban glyphosate.
Virginia The use of glyphosate products is restricted in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Washington Many communities in Washington have passed ordinances to prevent or reduce the use of toxic pesticides.
King County Kitsap County Ocean Shores Olympia Seattle Spokane Thurston County What states are slow to move on Roundup restrictions or bans? There are some states that are following the lead of the EPA'--which says that ''glyphosate is unlikely to be a human carcinogen.''
For example, Montana's economy relies heavily on agriculture. State law prohibits individual municipalities from institute local bans. In June 2019, a group called environment Montana asked the state governor to ban bee-killing pesticides'--which includes glyphosate. The group hopes that the state will relax its laws and allow cities to make their own laws in regard to pesticides. However, to date, there has been no statewide legislation on reducing or restricting the use of glyphosate.
What countries are banning Roundup? Since the International Agency on Research on Cancer found glyphosate to be probably carcinogenic in 2015, several countries have banned or restricted glyphosate use. According to the European Commission, glyphosate is currently approved for use in the European Union until Dec. 15, 2022. However, Austria became the first EU country to ban glyphosate in July 2019. Germany announced in September that it will begin phasing out the controversial weedkiller by 2023. Other countries that have some sort of legislation around glyphosate include:
Malawi Thailand Vietnam (Vietnam's move to ban glyphosate contaminated imports drew criticism from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.) Sri Lanka Oman Kuwait United Arab Emirates Bahrain Qatar Saudi Arabia St. Vincent and the Grenadines Bermuda Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark France Italy The Netherlands Germany moves to ban Glyphosate by 2024 Germany has become the latest country to implement glyphosate legislation. According to a Reuters report, German farmers will need to gradually reduce their use of glyphosate and completely stop using it by 2024. The draft legislation passed the country's cabinet on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
While the United States has been slow to accept the science behind glyphosates' link to carcinogens, there is a growing movement among governments worldwide to protect the health of their citizens and the environment. Bayer has agreed to settle nearly 100,000 U.S. lawsuits for $10.9 billion, while still denying claims that Roundup caused cancer.
The Carlson Law Firm can help Banning Roundup and glyphosate products is a start to ensuring the health of the public. However, for many people, their lives have already been turned upside because of this dangerous chemical. The Carlson Law Firm is currently accepting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma clients from all 50 states. If you or a loved one used Roundup for work or personal yard maintenance, contact us today. The science that this dangerous chemical is significantly affecting health is on your side. We can help you hold Bayer-Monsanto accountable for its failure to warn you that glyphosate is carcinogenic.
In addition, our firm has the resources to take on a major corporation like Bayer-Monsanto. A Roundup lawyer from The Carlson Law Firm will fight tirelessly for the justice you and your family deserve. If you received a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis after using Roundup, call The Carlson Law Firm at 800-359-5690.
If you thought the 'pandemic' was bad... - by Winston Smith - Escaping Mass Psychosis
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 15:39
Journalist Whitney Webb, in her recent article Wall Street's Takeover of Nature Advances with Launch of New Asset Class, outlines a frightening new move by the powerful to capitalise on the entire natural world.
Here's some highlights'...
A project of the multilateral development banking system, the Rockefeller Foundation and the New York Stock Exchange recently created a new asset class that will put, not just the natural world, but the processes underpinning all life, up for sale under the guise of promoting ''sustainability.''
Framed with the lofty talk of ''sustainability'' and ''conservation'', media reports on the move in outlets like Fortune couldn't avoid noting that NACs open the doors to ''a new form of sustainable investment'' which ''has enthralled the likes of BlackRock CEO Larry Fink over the past several years even though there remain big, unanswered questions about it.'' Fink, one of the world's most powerful financial oligarchs, is and has long been a corporate raider, not an environmentalist, and his excitement about NACs should give even its most enthusiastic proponents pause if this endeavor was really about advancing conservation, as is being claimed.
'...the NAC and its employees, directors and owners are not necessarily the owners of the natural asset itself following this final step. Instead, as IEG notes, the NAC is merely the issuer while the potential buyers of the natural asset the NAC represents can include: institutional investors, private investors, individuals and institutions, corporations, sovereign wealth funds and multilateral development banks. Thus, asset management firms that essentially already own much of the world, like Blackrock, could thus become owners of soon-to-be monetized natural processes, natural resources and the very foundations of natural life itself.
Both the NYSE and IEG have marketed this new investment vehicle as being aimed at generating funds that will go back to conservation or sustainability efforts. However, on the IEG's website, it notes that the goal is really endless profit from natural processes and ecosystems that were previously deemed to be part of ''the commons'', i.e. the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth.
And here's why Larry Fink is so excited'...
'...proceeds from a NAC's IPO can be used for the acquisition of more land by its controlling entities or used to boost the budgets or funds of those who receive the capital from the IPO. This is a far cry from the NYSE/IEG sales pitch that NACs are ''different'' because their IPOs will be used to ''preserve and protect'' natural areas.
The climate change panic that is now rising to the take the place of COVID-19 panic will surely be used to savvily market NACs and similar tactics as necessary to save the planet, but '' rest assured '' NACs are not a move to save the planet, but a move to enable the same interests responsible for the current environmental crises to usher in a new era where their predatory exploitation reaches new heights that were previously unimaginable.
This is a space to watch carefully - COVID-19 is just the entr(C)e.
More info https://nodealfornature.org/ (thanks TheQuieterOne)
Supermarkets filling shelves with cardboard cutouts to cover up food shortages - Wales Online
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 15:33
Supermarkets facing food shortages have been online have been poked fun at by customers after they filled their shelves with photos of food, rather than the real thing.
Several shoppers have taken to social media to show off the innovative ways shops are filling their shelves while facing shortages.
Tesco, Sainsbury's, and Boots have all been called out for faking it on their shelves.
A thread of ridiculing began when one user posted pictures of rows of fake asparagus at Tesco.
Other users then replied sharing their recent shopping experiences. One potted cardboard carrots at their local Tesco, sarcastically captioned "yum yum."
Another showed the fridges in a Boots store, with fake sandwich boxes left on the bottom of the shelf.
Sainsbury's has also been laughed at for their half-hearted attempt to cover empty shelves, my applying sheets of card with outlines of products along the front.
Supermarkets have been facing ongoing shortages of items due to the HGV driver shortage across the UK.
It comes as one in three have begun stockpiling for Christmas as millions have been unable to buy essential food in the last fortnight. Calls have been made for supermarkets in the UK to ditch their traditional rivalries in a bid to boost the supply chain and prevent almost one in three lorries on the road from being empty.
Statistics from the Department for Transport show that poor utilisation of distribution capacity sees around 31 per cent of lorries on the road completely empty while those that contain goods are on average only 60 per cent full.
Trade magazine The Grocer reported that supermarkets have been urged to avoid a "survival of the fittest Christmas" this year to prevent further stresses piling onto an already creaking logistics network.
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How Fauci Fooled America | Opinion
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 15:28
When the pandemic hit, America needed someone to turn to for advice. The media and public naturally looked to Dr. Anthony Fauci'--the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, an esteemed laboratory immunologist and one of President Donald Trump's chosen COVID advisers. Unfortunately, Dr. Fauci got major epidemiology and public health questions wrong. Reality and scientific studies have now caught up with him.
Here are the key issues:
Natural immunity. By pushing vaccine mandates, Dr. Fauci ignores naturally acquired immunity among the COVID-recovered, of which there are more than 45 million in the United States. Mounting evidence indicates that natural immunity is stronger and longer lasting than vaccine-induced immunity. [Eds.: Long term trends are still unclear, and some recent studies reach the opposite conclusion.] In a study from Israel, the vaccinated were 27 times more likely to get symptomatic COVID than the unvaccinated who had recovered from a prior infection.
We have known about natural immunity from disease at least since the Athenian Plague in 430 BC. Pilots, truckers and longshoremen know about it, and nurses know it better than anyone. Under Fauci's mandates, hospitals are firing heroic nurses who recovered from COVID they contracted while caring for patients. With their superior immunity, they can safely care for the oldest and frailest patients with even lower transmission risk than the vaccinated.
Protecting the elderly. While anyone can get infected, there is more than a thousand-fold difference in mortality risk between the old and the young. After more than 700,000 reported COVID deaths in America, we now know that lockdowns failed to protect high-risk older people. When confronted with the idea of focused protection of the vulnerable, Dr. Fauci admitted he had no idea how to accomplish it, arguing that it would be impossible. That may be understandable for a lab scientist, but public health scientists have presented many concrete suggestions that would have helped, had Fauci and other officials not ignored them.
What can we do now to minimize COVID mortality? Current vaccination efforts should focus on reaching people over 60 who are neither COVID-recovered nor vaccinated, including hard-to-reach, less-affluent people in rural areas and inner cities. Instead, Dr. Fauci has pushed vaccine mandates for children, students and working-age adults who are already immune'--all low-risk populations'--causing tremendous disruption to labor markets and hampering the operation of many hospitals.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci finishes his testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the status of COVID-19, July 20, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Cases of COVID-19 have tripled over the past three weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths are rising among unvaccinated people. J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty ImagesSchool closures. Schools are major transmission points for influenza, but not for COVID. While children do get infected, their risk for COVID death is minuscule, lower than their already low risk of dying from the flu. Throughout the 2020 spring wave, Sweden kept daycare and schools open for all its 1.8 million children ages 1 to 15, with no masks, testing or social distancing. The result? Zero COVID deaths among children and a COVID risk to teachers lower than the average of other professions. In fall 2020, most European countries followed suit, with similar results. Considering the devastating effects of school closures on children, Dr. Fauci's advocacy for school closures may be the single biggest mistake of his career.
Masks. The gold standard of medical research is randomized trials, and there have now been two on COVID masks for adults. For children, there is no solid scientific evidence that masks work. A Danish study found no statistically significant difference between masking and not masking when it came to coronavirus infection. [Eds. A recent study showed that masks do reduce infections.] In a study in Bangladesh, the 95 percent confidence interval showed that masks reduced transmission between 0 percent and 18 percent. Hence, masks are either of zero or limited benefit. There are many more critical pandemic measures that Dr. Fauci could have emphasized, such as better ventilation in schools and hiring nursing home staff with natural immunity.
Contact tracing. For some infectious diseases, such as Ebola and syphilis, contact tracing is critically important. For a commonly circulating viral infection such as COVID, it was a hopeless waste of valuable public health resources that did not stop the disease.
Collateral public health damage. A fundamental public health principle is that health is multidimensional; the control of a single infectious disease is not synonymous with health. As an immunologist, Dr. Fauci failed to properly consider and weigh the disastrous effects lockdowns would have on cancer detection and treatment, cardiovascular disease outcomes, diabetes care, childhood vaccination rates, mental health and opioid overdoses, to name a few. Americans will live with'--and die from'--this collateral damage for many years to come.
In private conversations, most of our scientific colleagues agree with us on these points. While a few have spoken up, why are not more doing so? Well, some tried but failed. Others kept silent when they saw colleagues slandered and smeared in the media or censored by Big Tech. Some are government employees who are barred from contradicting official policy. Many are afraid of losing positions or research grants, aware that Dr. Fauci sits on top of the largest pile of infectious disease research money in the world. Most scientists are not experts on infectious disease outbreaks. Were we, say, oncologists, physicists or botanists, we would probably also have trusted Dr. Fauci.
The evidence is in. Governors, journalists, scientists, university presidents, hospital administrators and business leaders can continue to follow Dr. Anthony Fauci or open their eyes. After 700,000-plus COVID deaths and the devastating effects of lockdowns, it is time to return to basic principles of public health.
Martin Kulldorff, Ph.D., is an epidemiologist, biostatistician, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Jay Bhattacharya, MD, Ph.D., is a Professor of Health Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine. Both are Senior Scholars at the newly formed Brownstone Institute.
The views expressed in this article are the writers' own.
Biden caught red handed with pre approved list of journalists | Sky News Australia
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 15:27
Joe Biden has been caught red handed with what appears to be a detailed pre-approved list of reporters he's allowed to call upon while taking questions after the G20 summit in Rome.
The president has been known to only call upon reporters his team pre-approved, however today's press conference showed images of the list with photos of the reporters.
He told the media ''I'm happy to take some questions'' and then grabbed his list and said he's been ''told to start with AP, Zeke Miller.''
President Biden has copped intense backlash for failing to front the media by either walking away from events without taking questions, sometimes even snapping at reporters.
Last week while speaking to school kids in New Jersey the president pointed at the media and said ''they're with you all the time''.
''They get to ask you all kinds of questions and you try to figure out how you can avoid answering them sometimes.''
Church of England leader apologises for comparing climate ...
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 14:49
LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby apologised on Monday after saying world leaders who fail to act on climate change could be making a bigger mistake than their predecessors who ignored warnings about the rise of the Nazis.
Welby, the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion of about 85 million Christians, speaking at the start of the climate change summit in Scotland said he was sorry for the offence caused to Jews by his comments.
"I unequivocally apologise for the words I used when trying to emphasise the gravity of the situation facing us at COP26," Welby said on Twitter. "It's never right to make comparisons with the atrocities brought by the Nazis."
The U.N. summit https://www.reuters.com/business/cop critical to averting the most disastrous effects of climate change opened on Monday, with world leaders, environmental experts and activists pleading for decisive action to halt global warming.
Welby earlier told the BBC world leaders will be "cursed" if they fail to reach an agreement on climate change.
"People will speak of them in far stronger terms than we speak ... of the politicians who ignored what was happening in Nazi Germany because this will kill people all around the world for generations," he said.
"It will allow a genocide on an infinitely greater scale. I'm not sure there's grades of genocide, but there's width of genocide, and this will be genocide indirectly, by negligence, recklessness."
(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew Heavens)
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Recordings Reveal Lockstep COVID-19 Protocols, Patient Isolation by Hospitals
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 14:00
Attorneys, medical doctors, and family members of COVID-19 victims have described and offered recordings of what the Truth for Health Foundation calls ''horrific hospital violations of human rights,'' including denial of intravenous fluids to patients, denial of access to patients by families, attorneys, and others, and the imposition of remdesivir on patients despite risks of kidney and liver damage from that drug and the availability of possibly safer alternatives, such as ivermectin.
''Prisoners in America's jails do have more rights right now than COVID patients in America's hospitals'--it's unheard of,'' Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, president and chief executive of the foundation, said at an Oct. 27 press conference that she moderated. According to its website, the mission of the physician-founded charity foundation is ''to provide truthful, balanced, medically sound, research-based information and cutting-edge updates on prevention and treatment of common medical conditions, including COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, that affect health, quality of life, and longevity.''
'''I'm doing my job' has never been a defense to crimes against humanity,'' said Ali Shultz, legal director for America's Frontline Doctors, whose mother-in-law died of COVID-19 and whose father-in-law allegedly suffered severe harm as a COVID-19 patient at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Shultz said that despite her medical power of attorney, she was prevented from learning basic information about the status of her father-in-law, Chuck, while he was in the hospital.
''I tried everything,'' Shultz said. ''I wrote every letter possible. I sent every email possible to advocate for them. I was literally carried out in handcuffs under color of law. I was assaulted under color of law. I was deprived access to their health records, I was deprived access to them, and I was lied to. But that's absolutely nothing compared to what happened to Chuck.''
Shultz said that the Mayo Clinic kept Chuck from any hydration or nourishment over six days, ''except one bag of D5 [dextrose 5 percent] water.''
She also stated that the clinic secretly experimented on Chuck with the repurposed rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib. They also secluded him for over three weeks more than the Arizona Department of Public Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend, she said.
Shultz played a recording of someone who identified himself as a hospital administrator; this recording and others by Shultz were legal, as Arizona is a one-party consent state for recordings. The administrator states that the choice to deprive Chuck of food and water was the standard of care in metropolitan Phoenix, due to concerns about the aspiration of objects into his lungs.
''Yes, of course, we don't want him to aspirate, but maybe he could get some IV hydration'--something at all'--or, I don't know, just an assessment?'' Shultz asks in the recording.
In another recording, an unidentified hospital employee states, ''As far as visitation in our hospital, we are not going to allow you to visit him in our hospital as long as he is here.''
A third recording referred to meetings in which hospital executives concluded that patients who tested positive for COVID-19 wouldn't be permitted to receive visitors.
''They're meeting and they're all deciding on this together. So either this is becoming the standard of care, or this is the same modus operandi, which actually criminally makes it easier to prove,'' Shultz commented after playing the recording.
She urged listeners to prevent COVID-19 patients from being secluded.
''Get in there'--it is in the Patient Bill of Rights,'' Shultz said. ''Just because they're using the word 'isolation' doesn't mean it makes it any better what they're doing.
''When an American is isolated from others, what is this considered? Unlawful imprisonment'--torture.''
Holding up a document she identified as a police report on the Mayo Clinic, which she said included felony charges of vulnerable adult abuse, Shultz stressed that prosecutors have considerable discretion to decide whether doctors should be charged.
She also highlighted a template for a private criminal complaint that individuals can file online with their state's attorney general, which she said can be accessed through the Truth for Health Foundation's website.
Other speakers at the press conference included Dr. Bryan Ardis, who highlighted what he described as the hazards of remdesivir, as well as an unprecedented climate of fear and retribution for medical doctors who dissent from the enforced consensus on its use.
''Now they are punishing those who want to practice medicine and they are continuing to reward and allow doctors to maintain their licenses to practice in hospitals if they just follow the mandated protocol,'' he said.
Ardis pointed out that a randomized, controlled trial of remdesivir and other therapies for Ebola, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and touted by Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the president, actually showed the dangers of remdesivir, as the scientists stopped administering it during the study because it was leading to a mortality rate above 50 percent'--higher than any of the other drugs they tested.
He also stated that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is ''bribing hospitals'' to choose remdesivir with a 20 percent bonus. CMS's website does, in fact, refer to a ''20% add-on payment'' for claims coding for COVID-19 and for treatment by remdesivir or several other drugs.
In a pre-recorded interview with Vliet, another speaker identified only as Mary Ann spoke about her Marine Corps veteran father's deterioration and death at a Bozeman, Montana, hospital. She said she was prevented from being with her father and holding his hand as he died, allowed only to view him from behind glass as he convulsed in his bed, a mask concealing his face.
''There's something about when you're able to be with your loved one and talk to them and hold their hand, there's something extremely powerful in that'--and there's a reason they don't want us in the hospital,'' Mary Ann said. ''They want us apart from each other.''
Thomas Renz, legal counsel for the foundation, shared what he called ''the most shocking statistic I have seen probably since this has started'': In Texas, 84.8 percent of people who were mechanically ventilated for 96 consecutive hours died.
The Epoch Times could not independently verify this statistic before press time.
''It's a death sentence,'' Renz said.
Vliet concluded the press conference by recommending that patients seek early treatment rather than waiting for symptoms to worsen. She also urged patients to think strategically and plan ahead if they do end up going into a hospital.
''You have the right to refuse treatment, you have the right to request treatment, you have the right to have an advocate when you are in the hospital. When those rights are denied, your civil rights, human rights, and constitutional rights are being overridden'--and you will need an advocate,'' she added.
The Mayo Clinic didn't respond to requests for comment on Shultz's allegations. CMS didn't respond to a request for comment on Ardis's claim that it was bribing hospitals to choose remdesivir.
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NSW Premier Perrottet breaks promise on unvaccinated opening date - Rebel News
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 13:59
D espite promising for months that unvaccinated citizens in New South Wales would have their freedoms returned to them on December 1, the New South Wales premier has confirmed last week's rumour that this date will be pushed back to December 15 (or 95%).
The original vaccine target for the state was 90%. The international standard hovers between 60-80% depending on the country.
At the same time, Perrottet has brought freedoms forward for the vaccinated to November 8, widening the divide between citizens.
A quick run down of what today's changes mean. https://t.co/ruEXeTY9M6 pic.twitter.com/btdQTmRcmP
'-- Dom Perrottet (@Dom_Perrottet) November 2, 2021In bringing freedoms for the vaccinated forward to November 8, the premier has insisted that this means the unvaccinated will need to be kept locked up for longer to 'protect the state' even though all of the recent outbreaks in gyms and pubs were among fully vaccinated patrons.
Perrottet clarified that the decision to keep the unvaccinated excluded for an additional two weeks was designed to 'incentivise' people to get vaccinated.
"We have always wanted to open up in a measured way and we've wanted to incentivise vaccination rates," said Perrottet, when asked about moving the date.
"And as the health minister has said, this is a great day for New South Wales, it is a recognition of the effort that everyone has made but at the same time we want to make sure that as we open up, we do so safely, mobility will increase as we move through this period of time '' we believe that we can get as close to that 95% rate as possible."
Many have seen this as an act of coercion in violation of the Australian Immunisation Handbook where people's jobs, travel, and basic rights are being suspended until they agree to vaccination.
''Some of us are still kidding ourselves about not getting vaccinated,'' said Minister for Health Brad Hazzard.
New South Wales will also allow fully vaccinated international travellers into the state while its unvaccinated citizens remain locked out of the economy and separated from their loved ones.
''There are some people still hanging out for different vaccines. I know I've spoken to a number of people who think that we're going to see new vaccines coming into New South Wales '' I don't think so,'' a dded Brad H azzard.
Hazzard was possibly referencing the highly sought-after Novavax - a traditional vaccine which many Australians expressed interest in waiting for due to its superior immunity and safety record.
''We are awash at the moment with Pfizer so let's just get real, folks and get out there and get the Pfizer.''
M inister for Jobs Stuart Ayres indicated that being double-vaccinated was only the beginning, and that New South Wales would have to prepare themselves for a future of 6-month booster shots in order to maintain their new freedoms.
"We all have a responsibility to go and get our booster shot. If you want to stay in work, if you want your favourite caf(C) '' your favourite restaurant '' your favourite pub to stay open, you need to go and get your booster shot. So, look at your little green certificate'...'' said Ayres. ''Your vaccinate date is up there in the top right hand corner.''
Ayres also clarified the false information going around that the vaccine protected people from infection, explicitly stating that the fully vaccinated could still catch and spread Covid insisting that personal responsibility was 'essential' moving forward.
During the press conference, Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said that people could expect to keep wearing masks for a long time, while Perrottet refused to guess at when QR-check-in systems would be discontinued, explaining that they remained crucial to the health system.
NASTY, NASTY, NASTYYou just CAN'T trust Perrottet & NSW Liberals
SO we'll be punished, segregated, discriminated until 95% of NSW have submitted to the coercion which is expected to be on Dec 15
NSW Liberals LIE
VOTE OUT NSW Liberals at Local Council elections Saturday Dec 4 pic.twitter.com/342mnhEBJV
'-- Craig Kelly MP (@CraigKellyMP) November 1, 2021
Exclusive: Twitter takes aim at climate misinformation during COP26 - Axios
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 13:34
Twitter on Monday said it will be making authoritative information about climate change more accessible to users during this year's United Nations COP26 climate summit.
Why it matters: It's the latest tech giant to take aim at climate misinformation, expected to be more prevalent during the global conference, which brings together leaders from around the world to discuss the climate crisis.
Last month, Google and its subsidiary YouTube announced a new policy that prohibits climate deniers from being able to monetize their content.In September, Facebook '-- introduced new measures intended to counter misinformation about climate change.Details: Twitter on Monday will roll out a new program designed to ''pre-bunk'' climate misinformation, or get ahead of false narratives about climate by exposing people to more accurate information about the crisis on its platform.
The pre-bunks, which include authoritative information about topics like the science backing climate change and global warming from experts, will appear in users' ''explore'' tabs, ''search'' portals, and Twitter trends lists.The company says it's working with a range of experts globally to provide context on topics that are going to be discussed during COP26. The company will also host relevant organizations via Twitter Spaces (live conversations).The pre-bunks will be available globally, in Arabic, English, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Twitter also unveiled a dedicated #COP26 events page with breaking news updates from the conference and resources from environmental experts globally. The pages are localized and available to everyone on Twitter. Be smart: Pre-bunking is meant to provide users with easy access to accurate information and context around a certain issue. As a part of this effort, Twitter will not be taking action on individual posts with climate misinformation, as it does with anti-vaccination misinformation.
By the numbers: Twitter says there have been more than 40 million Tweets about climate change and related topics so far this year.
Between the lines: In a statement, the company said it's taking these actions because it anticipates that climate misinformation tends to spread more around the annual UN climate conference.
A spokesperson says the company plans to stop showing pre-bunks after COP26 but will continue to monitor conversations and ''can resurface context as needed'' around the topic in the future. Go deeper: What to know about COP26 in Glasgow
Australia Is Now Threatening Citizens With Seizure Of Homes & Bank Accounts Over Covid Violations | ZeroHedge
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 13:31
Multiple reports out of Australia over the past days have confirmed that state and territory governments are threatening to seize the homes and bank accounts of citizens over unpaid 'COVID violation' fines. This as much of the country's population are now living under vaccine mandates linked to employment: take the jab or face termination, many Aussies are being told.
For example, a new report in Daily Mail has reviewed fresh government data compiled by the Queensland health authority. It found that "Queenslanders who received fines for breaking Covid-19 rules risk having their homes seized and bank accounts frozen in a government crackdown to collect $5.2 million in repayments."
Anti-lockdown protest in Sydney in August, AP imageOver 3,000 cases of unpaid fines have piled up across the large northeast Australian state - but the current number may be much more - given the last available data tracks the overdue fines through the end of September.
Writing on the potential punitive actions that the State Penalties Enforcement Register (SPER) is now threatening Australian citizens with, the Brisbane Times details:
SPER was undertaking "active enforcement" on another 18.4 per cent of fines, worth about $1 million, which a spokesman said "may include garnishing bank accounts or wages, registering charges over property, or suspending driver licenses".
The remaining 25.2 per cent of fines were either under investigation or still open to payment without further action being taken.
So effectively large swathes of Australia are seeing the government now exercising total control over their lives - taking away everything from citizens, who apparently still have no recourse: private citizens' money, property, and even ability to freely transport their own vehicles are under threat.
Essentially the state in Australia can now seize people's homes for not paying covid fines.That escalated quickly.
'-- PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) October 29, 2021Since the start of the pandemic, Australia (as well it's smaller Pacific neighbor New Zealand) has been at the global forefront of absolute Covid nuttiness - whether it's authorities arresting people at public parks for not wearing masks, or police showing up at residence's doorsteps to question them on their anti-lockdown stances, or also forcing perfectly healthy people into weeks of hotel quarantine at individual expense.
At that latter note, Brisbane Times says that an even larger number of people may have their credit history destroyed as the state calls in debt collectors for prior expenses stemming from forcible hotel quarantine:
Outside SPER's work, Queensland Health took the unusual step of calling in private debt collectors to chase up $5.7 million amounting from 2045 significantly overdue invoices for hotel quarantine.
"Queenslanders rightly expect travellers will pay for their hotel quarantine stays and not leave taxpayers to foot the bill," a Queensland Health spokeswoman said.
In the Orwellian newspeak of Covid enforcement lunacy, those who are forced by the state to be locked up inside hotel quarantine in mandated total self-isolation for weeks on end are dubbed merely "travelers".
Meanwhile, in neighboring New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is now comfortable enough to bluntly and openly admit what many of these draconian Covid state crackdown actions are really all about...
WATCH 🚨 New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern admits that she has created two classes of people in the country, the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.pic.twitter.com/QTlkvbtyU2
'-- Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) October 24, 2021
Locking Guests Inside Disneyland Shows China's Extreme Covid Tactics
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 13:29
(C) Photographer: STR/AFP Locking Guests Inside Disneyland Shows China's Extreme Covid Tactics (Bloomberg) -- While thousands of visitors to Shanghai Disneyland on Sunday were queuing for roller coasters and watching fireworks above the fairytale castle, staff quietly sealed the amusement park. People in Hazmat suits streamed in through the gates, preparing to test everyone for Covid-19 before they could leave for the day.
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The shutdown of one of Walt Disney Co.'s most lucrative parks came after a positive case in a woman who traveled to Shanghai from nearby Hangzhou over the weekend. While officials are yet to confirm whether she visited Disneyland, her infection sparked an aggressive contact tracing effort across China, which eventually ensnared the park-goers, their families and Disneyland staff.
To people in parts of the world where Covid is already endemic, the reaction may seem extreme, but it's emblematic of China's increasingly hardcore approach to keeping the pathogen out at any cost.
Since containing its initial outbreak in Wuhan last April, China has sought to not just quell the virus but eliminate it. To do that it's deployed a raft of measures from border curbs and compulsory quarantines, to localized lockdowns and mass testing, aimed at hunting out cases before an outbreak takes root -- and quashing them. It was a strategy used successfully in other parts of the Asia-Pacific region, from Singapore and Taiwan to Australia and New Zealand, before the delta variant made it almost impossible to execute.
China and its territory Hong Kong are now the last real Covid Zero proponents left as other places look to open their borders and live with the virus. But instead of slowly easing toward reopening, too, China is doubling down, even as waves of the more contagious delta come more frequently and with the current resurgence -- totaling some 480 cases -- spreading to more than half of the country's provinces.
Covid Waves Hitting Faster Than Ever Challenge China's Hard Line
As the threat has become more persistent, so has the intensity of China's curbs, which are becoming as disruptive to people's lives as they are effective in controlling the virus's spread.
While snap lockdowns and ad-hoc internal travel restrictions are increasingly being deployed -- weighing on spending and consumer demand -- some officials are going even further in their efforts to keep out Covid.
A small county in eastern China's Jiangxi province turned all its traffic lights to red after one case was detected, breaking the province's 610-day Covid-free track record. The move, which local authorities said was an emergency measure aimed at reducing mobility, was decried on Chinese social media, where dissent is typically censored. It was soon repealed and the lights resumed, local media reported.
In Beijing, the escalating restrictions are having farcical consequences. Some residents who leave the capital have reported not being able to come back because they are recorded as recently being in the city, parts of which are currently classed as high risk because of a small outbreak. Stranded at airports and train stations around China, many have taken to social media to ask for help and to criticize the rules.
Perhaps nowhere is the full force -- and increasing absurdity -- of China's devotion to Covid Zero evident than in the small southeastern city of Ruili, on the remote border with Myanmar. People there have been locked down four times in the past seven months alone. The 268,000 residents are largely barred from leaving as the virus keeps creeping over from Myanmar, where it is rampant.
Read more about Ruili's battle with Covid Zero
The city's former deputy mayor made a plea last week for more support from Beijing, saying it can't control the virus alone and the constant restrictions were killing small businesses. Local media over the weekend reported about a baby who had been tested as many as 74 times for Covid since September last year, with mass testing of entire cities and populations a key part of China's toolkit.
With a key import conference where President Xi Jinping is set to speak starting this weekend in Shanghai, and the Winter Olympics taking place near Beijing in less than 100 days, China is unlikely to change tactics any time soon -- even as the rest of the world opens up. The approach also extends to Xi, who hasn't left the country since the pandemic began, opting out of attending the Group of 20 nations meeting in person this past weekend in Rome, and climate talks now starting in Scotland.
China, Hong Kong Slip in the Covid Resilience Ranking
Zeng Guang, the former chief scientist of epidemiology at China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told local media in August that the country's devotion to the elimination strategy was partially to do with inadequate vaccination and the need for ''updated'' Covid shots. So far, the country has fully vaccinated more than 75% of its 1.4 billion people with homegrown inoculations, and is doling out boosters to adults.
The shots, most from Sinovac Biotech Ltd. and the state-backed Sinopharm, use more traditional inactivated vaccine technology, which has proven less effective at stopping transmission and infection than the mRNA inoculations in use in the U.S. and other parts of the West. Chinese company Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co. has the right to sell the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE vaccine on the mainland, but the U.S.-funded shot is yet to get the regulatory green light.
China Misses Target on BioNTech-Pfizer Shot, Raising Questions
''As the international situation changes, China will definitely change,'' Zeng said. ''When the dividend on Covid Zero no longer exists, we won't do it.''
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EU kaapt onze hypotheekrenteaftrek: hervorming geist voor coronasteun | Nieuws | Telegraaf.nl
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 11:11
Nederland heeft als enige lidstaat nog geen coronaherstelplan ingeleverd. Dat komt niet door een gebrek aan ideen voor het besteden van bijna zes miljard euro, maar door hervormingen die de Europese Commissie eist als tegenprestatie. Ironisch genoeg is het demissionair premier Mark Rutte die voor dit vereiste het hardst heeft gevochten. Vanwege de politieke gevoeligheid ligt het nu te wachten op een oordeel van de formatietafel.
WensenlijstjeDat het afbouwen van de hypotheekrente op het wensenlijstje van Brussel staat is al langer duidelijk. De afgelopen kabinetten-Rutte hebben al gesleuteld aan deze typisch Nederlandse regeling. Wat nog niet helder was: eist de Europese Commissie nog meer en in hoeverre kan dit doorslaggevend worden bij de goedkeuring van het miljardenplan?
Demissionair minister Wopke Hoekstra (Financin) geeft daar nu voor het eerst opheldering over in een brief aan de Tweede Kamer. De CDA-bewindsman schrijft op basis van 'informele contacten' met de Europese Commissie in het voorjaar dat bij de beoordeling van de Nederlandse plannen waarschijnlijk kritisch zal worden gekeken naar het versneld afbouwen van de zelfstandigenaftrek en het versneld afbouwen van de hypotheekrenteaftrek.
'žStappen in deze categorie zullen naar verwachting nodig zijn om een positieve beoordeling van het Nederlandse plan te krijgen van de Commissie'', schrijft Hoekstra. Dit zijn het type politieke besluiten waar een demissionair kabinet zich niet aan wil wagen. De minister legt uit dat om die reden is besloten om de gewenste hervormingen op het bordje te leggen van de formatietafel.
DigitaliseringHet tornen aan de hypotheekrenteaftrek ligt politiek gevoelig in Den Haag. Hoewel de VVD ooit campagne voerde met de slogan 'hypotheekrenteaftrek staat bij ons als een huis' is er bij opeenvolgende kabinetten keer op keer getornd aan de regeling.
De kans dat een volgend kabinet zwicht onder druk van Brussel lijkt levensgroot. Nederland is vastbesloten om de coronamiljarden te gebruiken om de digitalisering aan te jagen en de waterstof-economie van de grond te krijgen.
Vanuit provincies, gemeenten en het bedrijfsleven klinkt de roep om op te schieten met het maken van plannen.
GetreuzelDat hervormingen een rol spelen bij het getreuzel valt in de Europese bubbel niet goed, vooral omdat uitgerekend Nederland zo hard heeft gehamerd op hervormingen als voorwaarde om groen licht te geven aan het reusachtige coronaherstelfonds. Het ziet ernaar uit dat Den Haag terecht kan rekenen op een kritisch beoordeling van de plannen.
The Right to Alter or Abolish the Government
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 05:35
INTRODUCTION
If I were to tell you without qualification that the American people have a God-given right to alter or abolish the U.S. government or any state government and to replace them with something new, how would that strike you? Would you reject the idea because it is only me who is saying it? Does the idea seem too radical, or too extreme? Would it make a difference if you realized that without this type of radical extremist thinking, there wouldn't be a United States of America at all? Let's put it into context:
We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are '... endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights'.... That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men'.... That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. '... Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Declaration of Independence (1776).Still think the idea of a right to alter or abolish any of our present governments is too radical or extreme? Well, some people certainly think so, and they've taken steps to make sure nothing like what happened in the American Revolution ever happens again. First, they have taken pains to discredit the Declaration and to restrict the way it is taught in government approved curricula and government sponsored schools (including universities). Second, they have enacted statutes to strongly discourage any ''throwing off'' of the government, to wit:
Rebellion or insurrection. Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof '... shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both'.... 18 U.S.C. §2383.Seditious conspiracy. If two or more persons '... in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, '... they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both. 18 U.S.C. §2384.Advocating overthrow of Government. Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State '... by force or violence, * * * Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both'.... 18 U.S.C. §2385.Just let the above words sink in for a moment. First we have a quotation from the founding document of our nation, beloved and cherished by Americans for well over 200 years, to the effect that people have not only the right, but the duty, to throw off an abusive, despotic or tyrannical government which tramples on their individual rights.
Then we have laws enacted by that same nation having the primary purpose of ensuring that no one ever overthrows the existing government, conspires to overthrow it, or advocates its overthrow '' without regard to whether those actions might actually be justified because the government has become abusive, despotic or tyrannical. Which illustrates a truism '' the people have an absolute right to alter or abolish any given form of government, but the persons in power absolutely never want people to exercise that right.
It should be painfully obvious this is one reason (among others) why the Declaration of Independence has not been seriously regarded as law by legal scholars for over 100 years (and why it has been denigrated in academia). If people actually took the words of the Declaration at face value it would create all kinds of problems for our modern world, and people in academia, law and government have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.
Belief in a government of limited powers, or (God help us!) a government that can be discarded from time to time, would put politicians and government workers of all stripes (as well as those in the symbiotic fields of law and education) at risk for losing their jobs '' an intolerable risk. That is one reason why mainstream political culture left the worldview of the American founders in the ash heap of history long ago.
However, I believe the Declaration yet has things to teach us that not only have value, but authority, as we deal with the pressing issues of an overreaching, over-regulating, abusive, and dare I say, increasingly tyrannical American government (both state and federal). I'd like to show you that the ideas embodied in the Declaration are really not radical or extreme at all. In fact, it's not even complicated.
For this purpose, I will assume the Declaration's statements are not based on mere political expediency (i.e., that the founders just said whatever they needed to say to give their political goals plausibility). I assume the founders were not a bunch of political charlatans '' they actually believed what they said and were not deceived in their beliefs either. So in that light, let's consider the evidence from history and the laws of nature and nature's God, and see whether we can discover any eternal principles which undergird the Declaration's statements.
NOT BY FORCE OR VIOLENCE
I am not advocating the exercise of any right to alter or abolish our forms of government by force or violence. I say this not because Title 18 of the U.S. Code forbids it, but because I simply don't need to. The right to alter or abolish is a natural right which is perfectly capable of being exercised lawfully without force or violence.
The laws of nature and nature's God allow for a way, actually several ways, to bring about fundamental government change peacefully without armed conflict. The most likely scenario for doing such a thing in America would be through a convention of states '' either pursuant to Article V of the U.S. Constitution or apart from it through a Congress of States. At the state level, the people can similarly call for a constitutional convention directly.
If we look at the American Revolution, we can see that this is how the founders tried very hard to act. When the Declaration of Independence was adopted, it was brought into existence by the states through their duly appointed representatives. The Declaration followed a long series of events and documents laying the foundation for its adoption, including the Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress (1765), the Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress (1774), and the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms (1775). All of which were adopted through duly appointed representatives of the people.
The war, when it came, was not instigated by the American founders. That is, the revolutionaries were careful not to be the military aggressors. Rather, the war was instigated by the British to prevent the American colonies from breaking free from Britain's rule. For their part, the Americans fought a defensive war, i.e., to defend their right to declare independence against the British attempt to stop them.
So even though a war was fought, throwing off the British constitution in the legal sense was not accomplished by force or violence. But as often happens in life, you may have to militarily defend your freedom to act in the way you deem best. The American Revolution also illustrates the truth that no government official ever views an attempt to overthrow his position as lawful in his own mind, no matter how lawfully it may be regarded in the minds of the people who want him removed.
Looking at our current situation, no form of government can exist for over 200 years without building up a substantial amount of systemic inertia. By this I mean the tendency of all institutions to resist sudden or substantial changes to the direction they have been heading in up to that point.
By definition, any attempt to alter or abolish any form of civil government is a jolt to the system which will clash with that system's entrenched interests. Further, any entrenched interest will resist alteration or abolition from an outside source. And when that entrenched interest is attached to the power of the sword (i.e., civil power), it will resist violently.
From the vantage point of those employed in government service (politicians, career bureaucrats, civil service workers, etc.), there is little difference between foreign attacks, domestic insurrection and lawful attempts to alter or abolish. Government employees are all part of the system, and foreign agents, domestic terrorists, and advocates of fundamental change are all outside the system. Thus, the response of government employees to all outside agents is the same '' eliminate and crush all threats to their jobs. Keeping their jobs is more important than anything else.
Are you surprised that the current U.S. government labels Tea Party members, libertarians and militia groups as domestic terrorists? Don't be. To public employees, those people are all equally outside the government system who want to significantly reduce the size of government or fundamentally alter the way the government does things. Which ultimately always translates into reducing the number of government agencies and employees, i.e., cutting large numbers of public jobs. To those inside the government, government reduction is a threat.
In a sense, it's all about the jobs. Not just the money, but the power that goes with the position. Reduce government spending? Cut government programs? We're not just talking about money in the abstract here '' but money paid to government employees to wield power. Since that is their livelihood, and it is human nature to crave power, they will use all the force and violence they can to prevent interference with their jobs, i.e., positions of power.
You can talk about special interests all you want, but it is the entrenched interests you should worry about. Whenever I hear someone refer to government employees as career bureaucrats, a shiver runs up my spine. These are the true government insiders, who view the President as a mere temporary employee, because the bureaucrats will be there long after any President leaves office.
The upshot of which is that every government system '' most especially the American system of government '' will be extremely resistant to change. And that resistance will be fueled by a desire to prevent being forced to give up money and power. When people aren't fighting over religion and power, they are usually fighting over money and power, and that is as strong a motivation as anyone needs to make things turn ugly fast.
As a proponent of change (that is, to alter or abolish the form of government), you should expect that even if you are not looking for trouble, trouble will come looking for you. People in power will ignore you as long as they can, then slander and discredit you when that is no longer possible. They will heap economic and legal problems on you in an attempt to bury you under burdens that prevent you from forcefully advocating change. If that fails, ultimately they will use police actions and military force to put down your insurrection.
The astute reader will note that there are no statutes prohibiting an overthrow of the existing government, conspiring to overthrow it, or advocating its overthrow by non-violent means. That is because such statutes are unnecessary. If you work to abolish the government peacefully, the response will be to initiate an attack against you. If you defend yourself against such an attack, you will be labeled the aggressor and be found in violation of the statutes against violent overthrow. It's all very convenient.
So be warned. As a proponent of fundamental change you must not ever be a violent aggressor or the initiator of armed conflict. If it comes to violence, let it not begin with you. Just realize that violence may be an unavoidable consequence of actions lawfully taken. This should be a sobering thought to all who consider the matter carefully.
Ideas have consequences, and the ideas we are about to discuss in what follows are considered by some to be dangerous and/or extreme. So proceed at your own risk. But as for me, I will not be ruled by fear. Instead, I will follow the example of Jesus:
''And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.'' Matt. 10:28.
Scripting News: The pilot said Fuck Trump
Mon, 01 Nov 2021 13:42
It's even worse than it appears.
Sunday October 31, 2021; 4:34 PM EDT
First reaction of the Southwest captain saying Fuck Biden over the speakers was wow that's a line we didn't want to cross. Then it was pointed out by Matt Taibbi that Robert De Niro said Fuck Trump on national TV and the audience loved it, he got a standing ovation, said it again even. # That gets you thinking. But there's a difference between Biden and Trump. Biden will leave office peacefully, we all knew Trump wouldn't. So Fuck Trump was a cry for help, a plea for unity. We're all cursed by the fucker. Let's say out loud what the news people refuse to say. # People who love Trump have nothing to fear from Biden. To think otherwise is lunacy, and when I think things through other people's lunacy doesn't enter into my reasoning. # Further, you're in a closed locked tube and this asshole is the fucking pilot. And he loves fascism, which is to say he is crazy. I want off the plane when I hear that. You get to turn off the TV show which you probably weren't watching anyway. But the passengers are stuck with a lunatic flying the plane. So it's not the same thing. #
Florida Introduces Digital Driver's Licenses With Smart ID App
Mon, 01 Nov 2021 13:39
Florida rejected COVID-19 Passports in a major victory for the people.
There's also a bill in the committee stage to ban employer vaccine mandates in Florida.
That would make Biden's COVID-19 jab mandate illegal in the Sunshine State.
From the text of HB 75:
760.101 Discrimination based on vaccination status orimmunity passport.'--It is an unlawful discriminatory practice for:(1) A person or governmental entity to refuse, withholdfrom, or deny a person any local or state services, goods, facilities, advantages, privileges, licensing, educational opportunities, health care access, or employment opportunities based on the person's vaccination status or whether the person has an immunity passport;(2) An employer to refuse employment to a person, bar a person from employment, or discriminate against a person in compensation or in a term, condition, or privilege of employment based on the person's vaccination status or whether the personhas an immunity passport; or(3) A public accommodation to exclude, limit, segregate,refuse to serve, or otherwise discriminate against a person based on the person's vaccination status or whether the person has an immunity passport.
But there's something else Florida is attempting to slip through the back door.
Digital IDs.
Florida is close to launching digital driver's licenses.
The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles presented the technology to the Florida Senate.
Check out this news clip:
Florida To Launch Digital Drivers License Soon In Collaboration With Apple Wallet'...
This Is The Rollout of The UN Digital ID'...
It Will Eventually Be Tied To Every Aspect of Your Life'... Health, Banking Etc'... Everything! pic.twitter.com/jiALOJ8Fof
'-- Covid-1984 (@NeverSleever) October 16, 2021
Here's how Florida's new digital drivers license will work.https://t.co/z0DUDiHM4A#wdbo @WDBONews pic.twitter.com/H9Zkjq9I0e
'-- WDBO (@WDBONews) October 16, 2021
.@FLHSMV hope you will consider a digital #Florida drivers license. https://t.co/RhdjBKJ5PQ
'-- Christopher Hopkins (@cbhopkins) September 1, 2021
FLORIDA '' has rules out Vaccine passports but wait '...What's this?
It's a digital ID holding all your data and using QR codes, used to grant permission by the government, for you to live your life.
How very Chinese. Don't be fooled.#NoGreenPass pic.twitter.com/INoa14mN5R
'-- Bernie's Tweets (@BernieSpofforth) October 17, 2021
WDBO reported:
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles(FLHSMV) hopes to launch their new mobile driver license option beginning next month, and they have laid out a basic idea of how its going to work.
According to their website, they say the Florida Smart ID is in an optional app tool and not a replacement for your physical ID card, which you still need to keep on you when you are driving a car. Once you download the app and authenticate your ID, all you need do is open the app, select the verification type you need depending on your situation, and then have the person scan the displayed QR/barcode on your smart device to get that info.
They say in the future, they hope to partner with Apple to have this feature included in the Apple wallet.
FLHSMV shared more info:
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is committed to modernizing nearly every aspect of what we do and how customers access our services. As part of that sustained commitment, the state of Florida is stepping into the future and developing an intuitive mobile driver license '' Florida Smart ID. The Florida Smart ID app is a secure version of your driver license, which can be downloaded on your smart device when launched. It is not simply a photo of your license. When used with an associated Florida Smart ID Verifier, customers can provide a safe, trusted and contactless proof of identity or age.
After downloading and authenticating, Florida motorists will simply launch their Florida Smart ID app, select the type of verification needed, and display the QR/barcode on their smart device to be scanned for verification. The smart device does not need to leave the owner's hand when being verified by a retailer or by law enforcement, making Florida Smart ID a contact-free and convenient way to display proof of identity or age.
In the future, Florida residents will be able to apply for a Florida Smart ID that is easily accessible on iOS and Android devices, including smartphones, tablets and other smart devices. Florida Smart ID is an optional tool for Floridians as a convenient, digital and secure backup to your physical Florida driver license. It does not replace the physical driver license, which will still need to be carried when operating a motor vehicle.
This is only the beginning for Florida Smart ID.
It starts with digitalizing your driver's license for 'convenience', but will eventually carry over to all aspects of life.
The ID grants government and tech corporations your data for intrusive surveillance.
Don't be mistaken, the same QR codes can be used to monitor your health records, banking information, and social media.
Everything!
The future integration of this digital ID into Apple Wallet spells bad news.
Similar to vaccine passports, a digital driver's license is a backdoor entry to totalitarian control and no privacy.
Floridians must reject digital driver's licenses that work in lockstep with the UN globalist agenda.
But the push for digital IDs isn't a Florida-specific issue.
Apple is working with several states to create digital IDs via Apple Wallet.
From 9to5 Mac:
After first announcing that iOS 15 would bring support for digital IDs via Apple Wallet back at WWDC in June, the first US states that will lead the adoption of the new standard have been named. There are 8 states announced for now that are committed to using Apple Wallet IDs and interestingly, they're probably not the ones you'd guess. The first of the 8 to launch will be Arizona and Georgia and Apple also says it is already talking with ''many more states'' about adopting IDs in Apple Wallet.
Apple shared the specifics in a Newsroom post this morning with the first states working with them being Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah. Notably, the TSA will be among the first places to accept the Apple Wallet IDs at ''select airport security checkpoints.''
Zillow Caught Holding The Bag As 93% Of Phoenix 'Flipping' Portfolio Listed At Loss | ZeroHedge
Mon, 01 Nov 2021 13:22
Two weeks ago we reported that Zillow's electronic house flipping operation had been underperforming - as the real estate company had been buying houses at inflated prices and flipping them for a loss.
In Phoenix, Arizona - Zillow's second-largest portfolio after Atlanta - things are worse than we thought. According to an analysis by Insider, 93% of the homes Zillow bought to flip are now listed at less than what they paid.
Zillow's iBuyer division - also known as Zillow Offers, uses artificial 'intelligence' to set target prices for homes, and lets sellers receive an almost immediate offer on their property, almost entirely online. Now, it appears Zillow's AI-driven wager was dead wrong.
Insider reviewed all the homes for sale by Zillow in the Phoenix metropolitan area as of October 27. Out of 224 homes, 208 '-- or 92.9% '-- were priced below what Zillow paid. The potential losses highlight the risks of the iBuyer business, which aims to buy and resell properties for a profit in a roller-coaster market.
After purchasing 5,661 homes across 25 metropolitan areas from Austin to Tucson since the beginning of 2021, Zillow announced on October 17 that it would stop buying homes for the remainder of 2021. Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Wacksman said the pause was because of "an operational backlog for renovations and closings" that he blamed on "a labor- and supply-constrained economy inside a competitive real estate market." -Insider
What's more, while most of the Zillow sales were first listed at more than they paid - eventually receiving price cuts that brought them into the red, 36.5% of properties were listed for less than the company first paid. Just 16 homes were listed above Zillow's purchase price - and all 16 were listed within the last two weeks, meaning they have yet to experience meaningful price cuts.
In short, Zillow is having issues clearing out its existing inventory and just needs it moved. As Insider notes, if the company sold all of it's Phoenix homes right now at their current list prices, it would lose $6.3 million dollars. Right now, their median loss per home in the area is nearly $29,000.
Given that the Case-Schiller index indicates Phoenix real estate is still on fire, this may simply boil down to Zillow's out-of-control 'AI' getting off on outbidding plebs in a greedy bet on unlimited growth.
Launched in 2017, Zillow's iBuying arm uses a wide array of real-estate data with the goal of quickly and efficiently acquiring properties to flip for a profit. The program has vacuumed up properties across the country to flip, only to be met with fierce competition from services such as Redfin, Offerpad and Opendoor. And according to iBuying analyst Mike DelPrete, Zillow's competitors aren't having the same problems - with Opendoor's median home priced $4,400 above what they paid (which, quite frankly, is also pretty terrible).
Zillow reports earnings on Nov. 2, so might be an interesting call to check out to say the least.
Abp. Vigan² warns US bishops about COVID jab: The Great Reset wants 'billions of chronically ill people' - LifeSite
Mon, 01 Nov 2021 12:56
Tue Oct 26, 2021 - 11:07 am EDTTue Oct 26, 2021 - 5:35 pm EDT
(LifeSiteNews ) '' Editor's note: Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigan² has decided to make public an October 23 letter sent to to Cardinal Luis F. Ladaria S.J., Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Jos(C) Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as to all the bishops of the United States of America.
Your Eminences,
Your Excellencies,
I address you, Archbishop G"mez, as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and to you, Cardinals Ladaria and M¼ller, for your competence, some serious considerations related to the so-called vaccines against Covid-19.
I believe there are some aspects of the question that now allow for a more complete evaluation of what these drugs are and what effects they cause; this evaluation ought to lead to a collegial stance, in conformity with the Magisterium of the Church and not influenced by biased information or by erroneous news spread by the producers of these drugs or by the media.
Subject of the Note of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithThe Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines was issued last year in the absence of complete data on both the nature of the gene serum and its components. I point out to you that the subject of the Note is limited to ''the moral aspects of the use of the vaccines against Covid-19 that have been developed from cell lines derived from tissues obtained from two fetuses that were not spontaneously aborted,''[1] and it states that ''[w]e do not intend to judge the safety and efficacy of these vaccines, although ethically relevant and necessary, as this evaluation is the responsibility of biomedical researchers and drug agencies.''[2] Safety and effectiveness are thus not the subject of the Note, which in expressing its opinion about the ''morality of use'' therefore does not even express its opinion about the ''morality of production'' of these drugs.
Safety and effectiveness of the vaccinesThe safety and effectiveness of individual vaccines is determined after a period of experimentation that normally lasts for several years. In this case, the health authorities have decided to carry out experimentation on the entire world population, as an exception to the usual practice of the scientific community, international standards, and the laws of individual nations. This means that the entire population finds itself in the condition of being susceptible to suffering the adverse effects of the vaccine, at their own risk, when normally experimentation is done on a voluntary basis and carried out on a limited number of subjects, who are paid to undergo it.
I think it is clear that this is an experimental drug that has not been approved,[3] but only authorized for administration by the bodies in charge; just as I think it is evident that there are medical treatments without adverse side-effects, even though they have been systematically boycotted by the Health Institutions '' WHO, CDC, EMA '' and by mainstream media. Even if the Church should express a moral evaluation of the different treatments available '' some of which are carried out with drugs produced with cell lines that originated in an aborted fetus, like the vaccines '' it must be reiterated that there are effective treatments which cure patients and allow them to develop permanent natural immune defenses, something that the vaccines do not do. Furthermore, these treatments do not cause serious side effects, since the drugs that are used have been licensed for decades.
Other recently developed treatments are absolutely effective, inexpensive, and carry no danger for those who receive them: this is the case with the plasma treatment studied and employed with great success by the Italian doctor Giuseppe De Donno.[4]
Treatment with hyper-immune plasma was strongly discouraged and boycotted by pharmaceutical companies and doctors financed by them, because it does not cost anything and renders the analogous therapy useless, which is made in laboratories with monoclonal cells at exorbitant costs.
International standards specify that an experimental drug cannot be authorized for distribution except in the absence of an effective alternative treatment: this is why drug agencies in the USA and Europe have prevented the use of hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, hyper-immune plasma, and other therapies with proven effectiveness. There is no need to remind you that all of these agencies, along with the WHO, are financed almost entirely by the pharmaceutical companies and by foundations tied to them, and that there is a very grave conflict of interest at the highest levels,[5] about which the media are culpably silent.[6] In expressing a moral evaluation of the vaccines, the Church cannot fail to take these elements into consideration, since they cause a manipulation of scientific information, on the basis of which the judgments about their moral liceity by ecclesiastical Authority have been formulated.
The experimental drugs are not vaccines in the proper senseThe Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, while not expressing its opinion on the effectiveness and safety of the so-called vaccines, nevertheless defines them as ''vaccines,'' taking for granted that they actually give immunity and protect people from active and passive contagion. This element is disavowed by the declarations coming from all of the world's health authorities and from the WHO, according to which vaccinated people can become infected and infect others more seriously than those who are not vaccinated[7] and find that their immune defenses are drastically reduced if not even completely destroyed.
A recent study confirms that the gene serum can cause forms of acquired immuno-deficiency in those who receive it.[8] Therefore, the drugs that are called ''vaccines'' do not fall within the official definition of a vaccine to which the CDF's Note presumably refers. In fact a ''vaccine'' is defined as a medicinal preparation aimed at inducing the production of protective antibodies by the organism, conferring specific resistance against a specific infectious disease (viral, bacterial, protozoal). This definition was recently changed by the WHO, because otherwise it would not have been able to include anti-Covid drugs, which do not induce the production of protective antibodies and do not confer a specific resistance against the SarsCoV-2 infectious disease.
Furthermore, while mRNA serums are dangerous because of the implications they have at the genetic level, the AstraZeneca serum may be even more harmful, as recent studies show.[9]
Proportionality between the costs and benefits of the vaccinesLimiting itself to an evaluation only of the morality of the use of the vaccines, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith does not take into account the proportionality between the presumed benefits of the gene serum and the short-term and long-term adverse side effects.
Worldwide, the number of deaths and grave pathologies following vaccination is increasing exponentially:[10] in only nine months these vaccines have caused more deaths than all vaccines in the last thirty years.[11] Not only this: in many nations '' such as Israel for example[12] '' the number of deaths after vaccination is now greater than the number of deaths from Covid.[13]
Having established that the drugs sold as vaccines do not give any significant benefit and on the contrary may cause a very high percentage of deaths or grave pathologies[14] even in subjects for whom Covid does not represent a threat,[15] I do not think that we can conclude that there is any proportionality between the potential damages and the potential benefits.
This means therefore that there is a grave moral obligation to refuse inoculation as a possible and proximate cause of permanent damages[16] or death. In the absence of benefits, there is therefore no need to expose oneself to the risks of its administration, but on the contrary there is a duty to refuse it categorically.
New data on the presence of aborted fetal cell linesRevelations from Pfizer executives have recently been released showing that the mRNA gene serums contain aborted fetal material not only for the production of the original vaccine, but also for its replication and production on a vast scale,[17] and nothing suggests that other pharmaceutical companies are an exception. Bishop Joseph Strickland[18] has also expressed himself in this regard, inviting the faithful to ''say no. I'm not going to do it just because you mandate it, in that, who knows what next crazy thing will come up.'' This makes the use of these drugs absolutely immoral, just as it is immoral and unacceptable to use drugs that use orphaned children for experimentation.[19]
Side Effects on pregnant mothers and nursing childrenAnother aspect to consider is the concrete danger of grave side effects on pregnant mothers and even more serious ones on newborn children: in the United States there have been 675 miscarriages in vaccinated mothers and in the United Kingdom 521 nursing infants have died.[20] We should remember that for the so-called vaccines against Covid active vigilance was not put into effect, but only passive vigilance, which requires patients to report adverse cases themselves; this means that the data on adverse effects should be multiplied at least ten times.
Components of the vaccinesI would like to point out to you that the components of the gene serums are still concealed as trade secrets, even if there are already multiple studies that have analyzed the content of the vaccines;[21] it is therefore not yet possible to completely evaluate the other critical elements and their long-term impacts, because the experimentation on the world population will end only in 2023/2025, and it is not known what the effects of the newly adopted technology are at the genetic level.[22] The presence of graphene in the doses that have been administered, reported by numerous laboratories that have analyzed its content,[23] suggests that the forced use of so-called vaccines '' together with the systematic boycott of existing treatments of proven effectiveness[24] '' serves the purpose of contact-tracing all vaccinated human beings throughout the world, who will be or already are connected to the Internet of Things[25] by means of a quantum link of pulsed microwave frequencies of 2.4 GHz or higher from cell towers and satellites.[26] As proof that this information is not the fruit of the fantasies of some conspiracy theorist, you should know that the European Union has chosen two projects dedicated to technological innovation as the winners of a competition: ''The Human Brain'' and ''Graphene.'' These two projects will receive one billion euro each in funding over the next ten years.[27]
I trust that Your Excellency, Archbishop Gomez, will take into serious consideration these observations of mine '' which I have taken care to thoroughly verify with highly qualified Catholic doctors[28] '' together with your brothers of the US Bishops' Conference gathered in plenary Assembly from November 15 to 18, 2021 in Baltimore, so that the official position of the Catholic Church in the United States on the so-called vaccines will be revised and updated. Likewise, I ask Your Eminence, Cardinal Ladaria, to proceed as soon as possible to the revision of the Note of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the morality of certain anti-Covid-19 vaccines.
I realize that it may be extremely unpopular to take a position against the so-called vaccines, but as Shepherds of the flock of the Lord we have the duty to denounce the horrible crime that is being carried out, whose goal is to create billions of chronically ill people and to exterminate millions and millions of people, based on the infernal ideology of the ''Great Reset'' formulated by the President of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, and endorsed by institutions and organizations around the world.[29]
The silence of so many cardinals and bishops, along with the inconceivable promotion of the vaccination campaign by the Holy See, represents a form of unprecedented complicity that cannot continue any longer. It is necessary to denounce this scandal, this crime against humanity, this satanic action against God.
With every passing day, thousands of people are dying or are being affected in their health by the illusion that the so-called vaccines guarantee a solution to the pandemic emergency. The Catholic Church has the duty before God and all of humanity to denounce this tremendous and horrible crime with the utmost firmness, giving clear directions and taking a stand against those who, in the name of a pseudo-science subservient to the interests of the pharmaceutical companies and the globalist elite, have only intentions of death. How Joe Biden, who also defines himself as ''Catholic,'' could impose vaccination on 28 million children aged 5 to 11,[30] is absolutely inconceivable, if only for the fact that there is practically zero risk of them developing the SARS-CoV-2 disease. The Holy See and the Bishops' Conferences have the duty to express a firm condemnation in this regard, and also in relation to the very serious side effects that can result for children who are inoculated with the experimental gene serum.[31]
It is equally imperative that there be an intervention by the US Bishops' Conference aimed at promoting the religious exemption and immediately revoking the bans imposed in this regard by many Ordinaries on their priests. Similarly, all vaccination requirements for seminarians and candidates of religious communities must be revoked. Instead, clear directives should be given about the dangers connected to the administration of the vaccine and its grave moral implications.
I am certain that you will want to consider the particular gravity of this subject, the urgency of an intervention that is enlightened by and faithful to the teaching of the Gospel, as well as the salus animarum that the Pastors of the Church must promote and defend.
In Christo Rege,
+ Carlo Maria Vigan², Archbishop
Former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America
[1] Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines, 21 December 2020.
[2] Ibid.
[3] Senator Ron Johnson: We don't have an FDA-approved vaccine in the US. The vaccine (Pfizer Comirnaty) available in Europe is approved, but the vaccine (Pfizer BNT162b2) used in America only has the use of emergency clearance. '' Cfr. https://twitter.com/ChanceGardiner/status/1445262977775534081?s=20
[4] Cf. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32838270/ e https://alloranews.com/covid-19/giuseppe-de-donno-hyperimmune-plasma-doctor-takes-own-life/
[5] Pfizer has now hired 22 separate lobbying firms, all in Washington, DC, to craft drug policy in the United States. Yes, that's the accurate #. TWENTY TWO lobbying firms. Tons of top Congressional staffers & fmr WH officials have been recruited to push Pfizer's agenda in DC. '' Cf. https://twitter.com/JordanSchachtel/status/1444661196792205316
[6] Founders and researchers of pharmaceutical firms have been replaced by investment funds that seek only economic results and now finance #OMS and #EMA who decide on vaccines '' Cf. https://twitter.com/CathVoicesITA/status/1448173045248581632?s=20 | In Italy there are 32000 doctors paid by BigPharma '' https://www.ogginotizie.eu/ogginotizie/in-rete-il-report-aifa-32000-medici-pagati-dalle-case-farmaceutiche/
[7] Cf. https://tv.gab.com/channel/white__rabbit/view/breaking-pfizer-scientists-your-covid-antibodies-615b96bcd7e866584941980f and https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ontario-er-doctor-resigns-over-mandatory-vaccines-and-falsehoods/ > Ontario doctor resigns over forced vaccines, says 80% of ER patients with mysterious issues had both shots.
[8] Cf. https://twitter.com/alexgiudetti/status/1448528719673430016 and https://theexpose.uk/2021/10/10/comparison-reports-proves-vaccinated-developing-ade/ > A comparison of official Government reports suggest the Fully Vaccinated are developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
[9] Cf. https://climatecontrarian.com/2021/05/28/revealed-why-the-oxford-astrazeneca-jab-is-even-more-dangerous-than-the-mrna-vaccines/
[10] Autopsies performed in Germany on deaths after the vaccine, the study of pathologists, 50% of deaths after the second dose were caused by the vaccine. '' Cf. https://corrierequotidiano.it/cronaca/morti-da-vaccino-patologi-il-50-dopo-la-seconda-dose/
[11] In just 9 months, death reports from Covid-19 preparations have reached 50% of ALL post-vaccine deaths administered in 30 years in the US '' Cfr. https://infovax.substack.com/p/in-soli-9-mesi-le-segnalazioni-di '' See also https://wonder.cdc.gov/controller/saved/D8/D188F890
[12] Cf. https://visionetv.it/israele-terza-dose-il-ministero-rassicura-ma-i-cittadini-indignati-replicano-in-massa/ and https://www.gov.il/he/Departments/publications/reports/seav-25092021
[13] Cf. https://twitter.com/bisagnino/status/1448644321327022090?s=20 and https://infovax.substack.com/p/morti-per-covid-19-prima-e-dopo-le and https://infovax.substack.com/p/i-tassi-di-miocarditi-post-vaccino
[14] 155,501 anaphylactic reactions reported to VAERS, with 41% of cases attributed to Pfizer '' Cf. https://twitter.com/ChanceGardiner/status/1446184707964739584?s=20 and https://medalerts.org/vaersdb/findfield.php?TABLE=ON&GROUP1=AGE&EVENTS=ON&SYMPTOMSSMQ=21&VAX=COVID19&STATE=NOTFR
[15]'' The post-vaccine myocarditis rates found in young Americans (12-15 years) are 19 TIMES higher than the normal background values for these age groups. '' Cfr. https://infovax.substack.com/p/i-tassi-di-miocarditi-post-vaccino | Also see https://www.sirillp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Letter-Regarding-Covid-19-Vaccine-Injuries-Dr-Patricia-Lee.pdf | Investigation: Deaths among Teenage Boys have increased by 63% in the UK since they started getting the Covid-19 Vaccine according to ONS data. '' Cf. https://theexpose.uk/2021/10/04/teen-boy-deaths-increased-by-63-percent-since-they-had-covid-vaccine/
[16] In Turkey, Dr. Fatih Erbakam, leader of the Welfare party, denounces the birth of children with tails, 3 arms, 4 legs, after the vaccination of parents, against Covid. '' Cf. https://www.lapekoranera.it/2021/10/08/turchia-vaccino-dott-fatih-erbakam-i-bambini-nascono-con-la-coda-con-3-braccia-e-4-gambe-video/
[17] The COVID-19 vaccine was developed using a fetal cell line. So were Tylenol, ibuprofen'...and ivermectin. '' Cf. https://vajenda.substack.com/p/the-covid-19-vaccine-was-developed | Pfizer Whistleblower Releases Emails Hiding 'Fetal Cell' Usage From Public '' Cf. https://thecharliekirkshow.com/columnists/charlie-kirk/posts/pfizer-whistleblower-releases-emails-hiding-fetal-cell-usage-from-public | Pfizer Told Scientists To Coverup Use Of Aborted Human Fetal Tissues In Making Vaccines Says Whistleblower '' Cf. https://greatgameindia.com/coverup-aborted-fetal-tissues-vaccines/ and https://twitter.com/ChanceGardiner/status/1446120608970932231 | Process-related impurities in the ChAdOx1 nCov-19 vaccine. '' Cf. https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-477964/v1
[18] US bishop slams Pfizer after emails show company wanted to hide jab's connection to abortion '' Cf. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-bishop-slams-pfizer-after-emails-show-company-wanted-to-hide-jabs-connection-to-abortion/
[19] Pfizer stand accused of experimenting on orphan babies to test their Covid-19 vaccine. '' Cf. https://theexpose.uk/2021/10/01/breaking-pfizer-stand-accused-of-experimenting-on-orphan-babies-to-test-their-covid-19-vaccine/
[20] CDC issues an urgent warning strongly recommending the vaccination of pregnant women>>, despite not having enough studies, 675 abortions in vaccinated mothers in the USA, 521 in the UK, babies who died during breastfeeding from vaccinated mothers, and Pfizer who will carry out the study only in the 2025
Cf. https://twitter.com/ChanceGardiner/status/1443701760833511426?s=20
[21] CoV-19 Vaccine Ingredients Revealed: Scanning and transmission electron microscopy reveals PEG, graphene oxide, stainless steel and even a parasite.
Cf. https://www.databaseitalia.it/rivelati-ingredienti-dei-vaccini-cov-19-microscopia-elettronica-a-scansione-e-trasmissione-rivela-ossido-di-grafene-acciaio-inossidabile-e-anche-un-parassita/
[22] See the interview to Jean-Bernard Fourtillan, professor and expert in pharmacology and toxicology: https://twitter.com/Side73Dark/status/1448316251663736840?s=20
[23] Dr. Mariano Amici, Graphene and PEG oxide in vaccines:
https://www.marianoamici.com/ossido-di-grafene-e-peg-nei-vaccini/
[24] Prof. Peter McCullough, pioneer of early care, has a cracked voice evoking the abandonment to death of elderly patients.
Cf. https://twitter.com/ChanceGardiner/status/1446240498029670405?s=20
[25] World Economic Forum, These are the top 10 tech trends that will shape the coming decade, according to McKinsey
Cf. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/10/technology-trends-2021-mckinsey?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social_scheduler&utm_term=Technological+Transformation&utm_content=13/10/2021+11:30
[26] Exclusive: Pfizer patent approved for monitoring vaccines around the world '' Cf. https://www.databaseitalia.it/esclusivo-brevetto-pfizer-approvato-per-il-monitoraggio-dei-vaccinati-in-tutto-il-mondo-tramite-microonde-e-grafene
[27] EU: The greatest research excellence award for the ''Graphene'' and ''Human Brain'' projects '' Cfr. https://www.isprambiente.gov.it/it/archivio/notizie-e-novita-normative/notizie-ispra/2013/01/ue-il-piu-grande-premio-di-eccellenza-nella-ricerca-ai-progetti-grafene-e-cervello-umano | Graphene and Human Brain Project win largest research excellence award in history, as battle for sustained science funding continues. '' Cfr. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_13_54
[28] Government, Dr. Citro: Either they are ignorant or higher orders wanted the dead>> '' Cfr. https://stopcensura.online/dott-citro-contro-governo-o-sono-ignoranti-oppure-ordini-superiori-volevano-i-morti/
[29]Listen what Bill Gates said: https://twitter.com/ZombieBuster5/status/1444245496701272065
[30] White House Details Plan To ''Quickly'' Vaccinate 28 Million Children Age 5-11 '' Cf. https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/white-house-details-plan-quickly-vaccinate-28m-children-age-5-11
[31] Robert W Malone: This is just sick. And heartbreaking, both literally and figuratively. This must stop>>
Cf. https://twitter.com/rwmalonemd/status/1450869124947578880?s=21
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James Staley, the Barclays C.E.O., will step down after a Jeffrey Epstein inquiry. - The New York Times
Mon, 01 Nov 2021 12:32
Nov. 1, 2021 Updated Nov. 1, 2021, 8:26 a.m. ET
Nov. 1, 2021, 8:26 a.m. ET Daily Business BriefingBritish regulators investigated the ties between the bank executive and the disgraced financier.
American Airlines cancels more than 1,200 flights this weekend. The Fed's tapering decision and fresh data on jobs: The week in business. Saudi Aramco reports a $30 billion quarterly profit as oil prices soar. Old power equipment is slowing the adoption of clean energy and electric cars. Image James E. Staley, the chief executive of Barclays, will step down after an investigation into his relationship with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Credit... Peter Nicholls/Reuters By Michael J. de la Merced
Barclays said on Monday that its chief executive, James E. Staley, would step down immediately following the results of an inquiry by British financial regulators into Mr. Staley's relationship with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
The bank said it learned on Friday of the preliminary conclusions of a nearly two-year investigation by the regulators, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, into the two men's relationship, which dates back to Mr. Staley's tenure as the head of private banking at JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Staley used Mr. Epstein '-- who killed himself in 2019 after facing new allegations of sex trafficking of underage girls '-- to connect with potential clients.
Barclays said in a statement that Mr. Staley agreed to step down as chief executive and from his position on the board, and that he intended to contest the investigation's findings. It added that the investigation did not make any findings that Mr. Staley ''saw, or was aware of, any of Mr. Epstein's alleged crimes'' and that it was ''disappointed'' with the outcome.
The Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority declined to provide any details about what their inquiry had found, saying in a joint statement that they ''do not comment on ongoing investigations or regulatory proceedings.''
Barclays said the investigation focused on how Mr. Staley had characterized his relationship with Mr. Epstein to the board, and the subsequent description of the relationship in Barclays' response to the Financial Conduct Authority.
Mr. Staley previously said that he had been ''transparent and open'' with Barclays about his ties to Mr. Epstein.
He will be succeeded as chief executive by C.S. Venkatakrishnan, Barclays' co-president and head of global markets.
In February 2020, Barclays announced the regulators' investigation, noting that Mr. Staley ''developed a professional relationship with Mr. Epstein'' earlier in his career. ''Mr. Staley also confirmed to the board that he has had no contact whatsoever with Mr. Epstein at any time since taking up his role as Barclays Group C.E.O. in December 2015,'' the company added. The board then recommended that Mr. Staley be reappointed as chief executive.
In stepping down, Mr. Staley becomes the latest corporate leader to suffer consequences from being linked to Mr. Epstein. In January Leon D. Black announced his resignation as chairman and chief executive of Apollo Global Management after revelations that he had paid more than $150 million to Mr. Epstein.
Leslie H. Wexner stepped down as chief executive of L Brands, the parent company of Victoria's Secret, after pressure over his ties to Mr. Epstein. Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, faced scrutiny after The New York Times reported in 2019 that he began a relationship with Mr. Epstein after Mr. Epstein had been convicted of sex crimes.
Mr. Staley, an American who is known as Jes, became chief executive at Barclays in 2015 after serving as a top executive at JPMorgan Chase.
News of the investigation in 2020 prompted an activist hedge fund critical of Barclays to call for Mr. Staley's dismissal. Sherborne Investors, which at the times described itself as the biggest single shareholder in Barclays, said in public letters that renominating Mr. Staley as a director was ''extremely ill advised.''
Image American Airlines canceled more than 1,200 flights this weekend, representing more than 12 percent of the airline's schedule. Credit... Steven Senne/Associated Press By Niraj Chokshi
American Airlines canceled more than 1,200 flights this weekend, blaming bad weather and staffing shortages for the widespread disruption. The cancellations represented more than 12 percent of the airline's scheduled flights for Saturday and Sunday, it said, and came just weeks after Southwest Airlines was forced to cancel nearly 2,000 flights.
Severe wind late last week hampered operations at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, American's largest hub airport, cutting into runway capacity and forcing a round of cancellations, David Seymour, the airline's chief operating officer, said in a note to staff on Saturday. That disruption, combined with bad weather elsewhere in its network, stranded American flight crews in the wrong places, hindering the airline as it went into a typically busy weekend.
''To make sure we are taking care of our customers and providing scheduling certainty for our crews, we have adjusted our operation for the last few days this month by proactively canceling some flights,'' Mr. Seymour said. ''We are taking this measure to minimize any inconvenience as much as possible. Most of the customers impacted by these changes are being rebooked the same day, and we apologize for having to make these changes.''
Airlines have struggled with brief, but significant disruptions since the spring as a travel resurgence collided with ambitious but tight flight schedules, bad weather and limited staffing after tens of thousands of workers took buyout or early retirement packages during the pandemic. Earlier this month, Southwest canceled hundreds of flights and also blamed bad weather that had similarly displaced its crews.
The travel recovery has come with ''a lot of bumps in the operation,'' Gary Kelly, Southwest's chief executive, said on a call with investor analysts and reporters in October. ''I would be the first to admit that things are messy,'' he said.
American has faced similar challenges. But Mr. Seymour said in his note that the airline was confident that it was prepared for the busy holiday period, with nearly 1,800 flight attendants returning from pandemic leave on Monday and even more returning on Dec. 1. The airline is also hiring flight attendants, pilots, and airplane maintenance technicians as it gets ready for an expected return to prepandemic levels of passenger travel next year.
Image Uber will report earnings for the three months that ended in September. During the pandemic, a drop in riders was somewhat offset by strength in its Uber Eats business. Credit... Jeenah Moon for The New York Times By Coral Murphy Marcos
Wednesday F.O.M.C. meeting: Officials on the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee are expected to announce that they will slow bond purchases, which they have been using to support the economy, and to give an up-to-date take on recent inflation and employment data. The Fed is not expected to raise interest rates until at least the middle of next year.
Thursday B.O.E. meeting: The Bank of England is expected to announce that it will raise interest rates in 2022. Bank officials have been debating whether to raise interest rates as higher inflation and supply chain bottlenecks are forecast to last longer than they expected.
Uber earnings: The ride-hailing company is set to publish its financial performance report for the three months that ended in September. A decline in ridership during the pandemic has been somewhat offset by a surge in Uber's food-delivery business, but analysts expect its mobility business to see some recovery during the quarter.
Friday Jobs report: The Labor Department is expected to release its monthly jobs report for October. Economists expect job growth to have accelerated from September's weak pace as hospitalizations and deaths linked to the coronavirus fell in October.
Image Amin H. Nasser, Aramco's chief executive, in 2019. Ahead of the U.N. climate summit, he said he believed demand for energy would ''remain healthy for the foreseeable future.'' Credit... Agence France-Presse '-- Getty Images By Stanley Reed
Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil company, said Sunday that its profits for the third quarter nearly tripled compared with the period a year earlier, as demand for the fuel recovers from the pandemic and prices soar.
Aramco, Saudi Arabia's national oil company, said that net income was $30.4 billion for the July-to-September period, up from $11.8 billion a year ago when demand for oil collapsed and prices tumbled.
The huge profits are largely a reflection of rapid increases in oil prices. Aramco's statement did not give full financial details, but it is likely to have received about $70 a barrel on average in the quarter compared with $43.60 a barrel in the same period in 2020.
Saudi Arabia and other oil-producing countries cut output sharply in response to the fall in demand as the pandemic slowed driving, air travel and other activities. Now these countries are ramping up production but at a pace that is frustratingly slow in the view of some critics, including the Biden administration.
Aramco said that its crude oil output in the third quarter of 2021 averaged 9.5 million barrels a day, only a modest increase to the 9.2 million barrels a day in the same period in 2020.
In a statement, Amin H. Nasser, Aramco's chief executive, said he was ''optimistic that energy demand will remain healthy for the foreseeable future'' despite headwinds like supply chain bottlenecks.
As world leaders gather in Glasgow this week for what is being described as a crucial United Nations climate summit, Aramco's results are a reminder that the global economy is still hooked on oil. Many forecasters expect demand for oil next year to exceed 2019 prepandemic levels.
While Western oil companies like Royal Dutch Shell and BP are wary of new long-term investments in oil, a few companies, including Aramco and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, are betting that there will be a market for their petroleum for many years to come.
Aramco said it increased capital expenditures by 19 percent in the quarter to $7.6 billion, in part to bolster the amount of oil it can produce to 13 million barrels a day from 12 million barrels a day.
The company, whose shares were listed on the local Tadawul exchange in 2019, will pay an $18.8 billion dividend for the quarter, mostly to the Saudi government.
Image Some homeowners find that they cannot fully use their solar panels because the utility transformers they are connected to need to be upgraded first. Credit... Jim Wilson/The New York Times President Biden's ambitious goals to wean the United States from fossil fuels could be upended by aging transformers and dated electrical lines that have made it hard for homeowners, local governments and businesses to use solar panels, batteries, electric cars, heat pumps and other devices that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The New York Times's Ivan Penn reports that much of the equipment on the electric grid was built decades ago and needs to be upgraded. It was designed for a world in which electricity flowed in one direction '-- from the grid to people. Now, homes and businesses are increasingly supplying energy to the grid from their rooftop solar panels.
These problems have become more urgent because the fastest way to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to move machinery, cars and heating equipment that run on oil and natural gas to electricity generated by solar, wind, nuclear and other zero-emission energy sources. Yet the grid is far from having enough capacity to power all the things that can help address the effects of climate change, energy experts said.
Forum Post: The Constitution gave us the right to dissolve our government | OccupyWallSt.org
Mon, 01 Nov 2021 01:59
Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 12, 2011, 3:02 a.m. EST by bhosage(3) This content is user submitted and not an official statement
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
That's my favorite line from that passage. Didn't the government pass the bail outs against popular vote? Another thing, have you ever noticed were given the same ten or so candidates from each party to vote for President every four years.
Is Catturd responsible for #PoopyPantsBiden viral trend? Twitter account owns up | MEAWW
Sun, 31 Oct 2021 23:20
Pro-Trump comic account on Twitter couldn't stop gloating after followers made #PoopyPantsBiden the No 1 trend on the platform
Twitter account catturd2 takes responsibility for #PoopyPantsBiden viral trend (Photo by Eduardo Munoz-Pool/Getty Images)Biden became the butt of all jokes, or one could rather say, Biden's butt became a joke that a lot of people around the country are discussing and laughing about. Biden met the Pope on October 29 and the two spoke about world hunger, conflict, and Covid-19 and the discussion ran overtime. This triggered infinite jokes on the Internet after Republican strategist Amy Tarkanian tweeted that the meeting ran "usually long" as Biden had a bit of a "bathroom accident" at the Vatican. #PoopyPantsBiden became the top trend on Twitter and Pro-Trump comic account '@catturd2' has taken responsibility for it going viral.
The trend which began in the evening on October 30 refused to die down on the morning of Halloween. Continuing to boast about it, the account tweeted, "We need to be told the truth ... #PoopGate ain't going away." Another tweet read, "Seen a few people mention this funny one ... So yes, I agree ... it's #ShartWeek here at Twitter." The account continued tweeting, "Now we know why everyone wears masks around Joe Biden." Biden has faced a lot of trolling from the time he assumed office. Right from being allegedly caught sleeping on video during a meeting with Israel's Prime Minister, to being accused of being "sleepy and confused" while speaking on gun violence - Biden has seen it all. Not to forget the time he fell multiple times on Air Force One's stairs for which Trump made fun of him while Jen Psaki tried to blame it on the stairs.
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Seen a few people mention this funny one ...So yes, I agree ... it's #ShartWeek here at Twitter.
'-- Catturd ' (@catturd2) October 31, 2021Now we know why everyone wears masks around Joe Biden.
'-- Catturd ' (@catturd2) October 31, 2021Is Catturd responsible for #PoopyPantsBiden?While it was Tarkanian who told the world about Biden's "bathroom accident", the funny and viral hashtag was Catturd's doing and the admin(s) of the account is/are not trying to hide it one bit. Gloating over the hashtag being one among the top trends on Twitter for hours, Catturd owned up and took responsibility for it going viral. "When it comes to Twitter trends, @catturd2 is a force of nature. #PoopyPantsBiden," the account retweeted after sending out multiple tweets telling its 589k+ followers that the hashtag was #1 in the USA. "On a Saturday night, during the World Series, @catturd2 followers can get #PoopyPantsBiden to trend in 10 minutes flat. All of you - go ahead and drop that mic - you rock," read another tweet by the account.
Catturd also rose to fame when Trump claimed the election was stolen from him. The account was fully supporting these claims and Trump's bid to overturn the election result which again trended massively at the time. Trump used to retweet the account multiple times while he still could before Twitter took his account down forever. Back then, the account called itself "The MAGA turd who talks s---," referring to Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."
On a Saturday night, during the World Series, @catturd2 followers can get #PoopyPantsBiden to trend in 10 minutes flat.All of you - go ahead and drop that mic - you rock.
'-- Catturd ' (@catturd2) October 31, 2021 If you have a news scoop or an interesting story for us, please reach out at (323) 421-7514
The 'Rumor in Rome' is That Biden Pooped His Pants When He Met the Pope
Sun, 31 Oct 2021 23:17
President Biden's trip to Rome to meet the Pope ahead of the G20 was a bit messier than expected, according to unofficial media accounts. The 78-year-old president met with the Pope before heading off to meet with Italian Prime Minister Draghi and then President of France Emmanuel Macron on Friday. He then attended the G20 summit on Saturday, and finally, he is slated to attend the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday.
On Thursday, the Vatican created a stir by suddenly canceling the live broadcast of President Biden meeting with Pope Francis without providing an explanation. The Holy See has implemented a restrictive media environment, including bans on independent media access in certain areas of the Vatican. As the Washington Post reported on Thursday, the live broadcast was severely restricted.
This is relevant because the limited access for the media that the Vatican has imposed, attributing it to the pandemic, has created an atmosphere where rumors can go flying. The Washington Post account is worth considering before delving into whether or not a Biden 'bathroom accident' became an issue at the meeting with the Pope.
The Vatican on Thursday abruptly canceled the planned live broadcast of U.S. President Joe Biden meeting Pope Francis, the latest restriction to media coverage of the Holy See that sparked complaints from White House- and Vatican-accredited journalists.
The live broadcast of Biden's Friday visit was trimmed to cover just the arrival of the president's motorcade in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said the revised plan reflected the ''normal procedure'' established during the coronavirus pandemic for all visiting heads of state or government.
That protocol also has meant an 18-month ban on any independent media being in the room for the beginning and end of the audience, as would normally be the case for a visiting head of state.
Cancelled was the live coverage of Biden actually greeting Francis in the palace Throne Room, as well as the live footage of the two men sitting down to begin their private talks in Francis' library, at which time the cameras would have stopped running.
All jokes about the 'Throne Room' aside, it is significant that the change of plans for Biden's trip came suddenly and without explanation.
''The Vatican said it would provide edited footage of the encounter after the fact to accredited media,'' the WaPo report added, significantly. ''Bruni didn't say why the Vatican had originally announced fuller live coverage only to dial it back on the eve of the visit.''
On Friday, the president actually met with the Pope. The edited footage of the meeting between the two figures was relayed to the media and can be scrutinized below:
There was additional footage released earlier of Biden rambling on about African American baseball players and other pressing matters:
#BREAKING: President Biden tells Pope Francis a story about famous pitcher Satchel Paige. pic.twitter.com/UwJfCrjhUw
'-- Joanna Preston (@JoPrestonTV) October 29, 2021
The official photos of President Biden's meeting with the Pope on Friday were released. Biden's stiff posture has fueled speculation about possible incontinence.
The Pope's expressions throughout the meeting convey a level of concern.
President Biden and the Pope sitting on white chairs at the Vatican.
A shot from further away with President Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, the Pope and various members of Biden's entourage, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Biden's eyes happen to be closed in the photo.
A closer look at Biden alongside Pope Francis.
Biden's visit with the Pope ran longer than expected, which fueled rumors that something unexpected may have arisen. A CBS News reporter named Weijia Jiang reported that it ran an unusual one hour and 15 minutes.
The Vatican shared that President Biden and Pope Francis met privately for one hour and 15 minutes, which is a long time for the Pope to spend with any world leader. President Obama's one on one meeting lasted for 50 minutes. President Trump's was 30 minutes.
'-- Weijia Jiang (@weijia) October 29, 2021
''The Vatican shared that President Biden and Pope Francis met privately for one hour and 15 minutes, which is a long time for the Pope to spend with any world leader,'' Jiang noted. ''President Obama's one on one meeting lasted for 50 minutes. President Trump's was 30 minutes.''
Former Nevada GOP Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian then shared an unpleasant rumor that was going around Rome about Biden:
The word around Rome is that Biden's meeting with the Pope was unusually long because Biden had a bit of an ''bathroom accident'' at the Vatican & it had to be addressed prior to him leaving.
I know we joke often about this, but this is the actual rumor going around Rome now.
'-- Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) October 30, 2021
''The word around Rome is that Biden's meeting with the Pope was unusually long because Biden had a bit of an 'bathroom accident' at the Vatican & it had to be addressed prior to him leaving,'' Tarkanian said. ''I know we joke often about this, but this is the actual rumor going around Rome now.''
The rumor then exploded on Twitter, as the appropriately named anonymous commentator Catturd fueled the hashtag #PoopyPantsBiden to number one:
ðŸ‚ðŸ‚🂠'' #PoopyPantsBiden is the #1 trend in the USA.
'-- Catturd ' (@catturd2) October 31, 2021
The social media reaction to the rumor
Rumor is'.... Biden pooped his pants while at the Vatican.
'-- Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) October 31, 2021
Biden apparently had a "bathroom accident" in front of the Pope. And he got 81 million votes?
'-- Susan St. James🎃 (@SusanStJames3_) October 30, 2021
When it comes to Twitter trends, @catturd2 is a force of nature. #PoopyPantsBiden
'-- Election Wizard (@ElectionWiz) October 31, 2021
The Number One Trending Hashtag In The United States Right Now pic.twitter.com/7qWqT5qda6
'-- The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) October 31, 2021
When they see #PoopyPantsBiden trending ðŸ‚🂠pic.twitter.com/rqGbS9tUbv
'-- Savage Neanderthal (@TheKingIsBack80) October 31, 2021
When your butt needs to be wiped '... #PoopyPantsBiden pic.twitter.com/YQUJGBFwMy
'-- Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) October 31, 2021
If Biden sh*t his pants with the Jesuit Pope, what's going to happen when he has to meet with Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping? 🬠#PoopypantsBiden
'-- Julia (@Jules31415) October 31, 2021
That is a "did I just shit myself" face. #PoopypantsBiden pic.twitter.com/v09iy2qdBb
'-- Adam '''¸ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ (@adam_antill) October 31, 2021
Laurel or Yanny? #PoopypantsBiden pic.twitter.com/yQT9ri3cYO
'-- Election Wizard (@ElectionWiz) October 31, 2021
President Biden did not confirm following his meeting with the Pope that his ''butt's been wiped.''
There does not appear to be visual confirmation that he had changed his suit, whether before his meeting with Italian Prime Minister Draghi or French President Macron. Nor is there video evidence to confirm or deny what happened at Biden's meeting with the Pope.
The #PoopyPantsBiden hashtag improbably trended to #1 on Twitter. This is the price the Biden administration has to pay for its lack of transparency. It should be noted that similar accounts have been made about former President Donald Trump, although none of those rumors were proven either.
The problem with cutting off independent media access, as well as running a presidency with extreme secrecy, is that it becomes very difficult to definitively debunk Internet speculation. If the White House were more forthright with the American people, perhaps trends like ''Let's Go Brandon,'' ''F*ck Joe Biden,'' and now, #PoopyPantsBiden, wouldn't be so likely to explode on the Internet.
So, will we ever be able to prove that President Biden pooped his pants when he met the Pope? Depends.
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Solipsism - Wikipedia
Sun, 31 Oct 2021 17:14
Philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist
Solipsism (; from Latin solus 'alone', and ipse 'self')[1] is the philosophical idea that only one's mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the mind.
Varieties [ edit ] There are varying degrees of solipsism that parallel the varying degrees of skepticism:
Metaphysical [ edit ] Metaphysical solipsism is a variety of solipsism. Based on a philosophy of subjective idealism, metaphysical solipsists maintain that the self is the only existing reality and that all other realities, including the external world and other persons, are representations of that self, and have no independent existence.[citation needed ] There are several versions of metaphysical solipsism, such as Caspar Hare's egocentric presentism (or perspectival realism), in which other people are conscious, but their experiences are simply not present.
Epistemological [ edit ] Epistemological solipsism is the variety of idealism according to which only the directly accessible mental contents of the solipsistic philosopher can be known. The existence of an external world is regarded as an unresolvable question rather than actually false.[2] Further, one cannot also be certain as to what extent the external world exists independently of one's mind. For instance, it may be that a God-like being controls the sensations received by one's brain, making it appear as if there is an external world when most of it (excluding the God-like being and oneself) is false. However, the point remains that epistemological solipsists consider this an "unresolvable" question.[2]
Methodological [ edit ] Methodological solipsism is an agnostic variant of solipsism. It exists in opposition to the strict epistemological requirements for "knowledge" (e.g. the requirement that knowledge must be certain). It still entertains the points that any induction is fallible. Methodological solipsism sometimes goes even further to say that even what we perceive as the brain is actually part of the external world, for it is only through our senses that we can see or feel the mind. Only the existence of thoughts is known for certain.
Methodological solipsists do not intend to conclude that the stronger forms of solipsism are actually true. They simply emphasize that justifications of an external world must be founded on indisputable facts about their own consciousness. The methodological solipsist believes that subjective impressions (empiricism) or innate knowledge (rationalism) are the sole possible or proper starting point for philosophical construction.[3] Often methodological solipsism is not held as a belief system, but rather used as a thought experiment to assist skepticism (e.g. Descartes' Cartesian skepticism).[citation needed ]
Main points [ edit ] Denial of material existence, in itself, does not constitute solipsism.
A feature of the metaphysical solipsistic worldview is the denial of the existence of other minds. Since personal experiences are private and ineffable, another being's experience can be known only by analogy.
Philosophers try to build knowledge on more than an inference or analogy. The failure of Descartes' epistemological enterprise brought to popularity the idea that all certain knowledge may go no further than "I think; therefore I exist"[4] without providing any real details about the nature of the "I" that has been proven to exist.
The theory of solipsism also merits close examination because it relates to three widely held philosophical presuppositions, each itself fundamental and wide-ranging in importance:[4]
One's most certain knowledge is the content of one's own mind'--my thoughts, experiences, affects, etc.There is no conceptual or logically necessary link between mental and physical'--between, for example, the occurrence of certain conscious experience or mental states and the "possession" and behavioral dispositions of a "body" of a particular kind.The experience of a given person is necessarily private to that person.To expand on the second point, the conceptual problem here is that the previous assumes mind or consciousness (which are attributes) can exist independent of some entity having this attribute (a capability in this case), i.e., that an attribute of an existent can exist apart from the existent itself. If one admits to the existence of an independent entity (e.g., the brain) having that attribute, the door is open to an independent reality. (See Brain in a vat)
Some people hold that, while it cannot be proven that anything independent of one's mind exists, the point that solipsism makes is irrelevant. This is because, whether the world as we perceive it exists independently or not, we cannot escape this perception (except via death), hence it is best to act assuming that the world is independent of our minds. (See Falsifiability and testability below)[5]
However, being aware simply acknowledges its existence; it does not identify the actual creations until they are observed by the user.
History [ edit ] Gorgias [ edit ] Solipsism was first recorded by the Greek presocratic sophist, Gorgias (c. 483''375 BC) who is quoted by the Roman sceptic Sextus Empiricus as having stated:[6]
Nothing exists.Even if something exists, nothing can be known about it.Even if something could be known about it, knowledge about it cannot be communicated to others.Much of the point of the sophists was to show that objective knowledge was a literal impossibility.
Descartes [ edit ] The foundations of solipsism are in turn the foundations of the view that the individual's understanding of any and all psychological concepts (thinking, willing, perceiving, etc.) is accomplished by making an analogy with his or her own mental states; i.e., by abstraction from inner experience. And this view, or some variant of it, has been influential in philosophy since Descartes elevated the search for incontrovertible certainty to the status of the primary goal of epistemology, whilst also elevating epistemology to "first philosophy".[citation needed ]
Berkeley [ edit ] George Berkeley's arguments against materialism in favour of idealism provide the solipsist with a number of arguments not found in Descartes. While Descartes defends ontological dualism, thus accepting the existence of a material world (res extensa) as well as immaterial minds (res cogitans) and God, Berkeley denies the existence of matter but not minds, of which God is one.[7]
Relation to other ideas [ edit ] Idealism and materialism [ edit ] One of the most fundamental debates in philosophy concerns the "true" nature of the world'--whether it is some ethereal plane of ideas or a reality of atomic particles and energy. Materialism[8] posits a real "world out there", as well as in and through us, that can be sensed'--seen, heard, tasted, touched and felt, sometimes with prosthetic technologies corresponding to human sensing organs. (Materialists do not claim that human senses or even their prosthetics can, even when collected, sense the totality of the universe; simply that they collectively cannot sense what cannot in any way be known to us.)
Materialists do not find this a useful way of thinking about the ontology and ontogeny of ideas, but we might say that from a materialist perspective pushed to a logical extreme communicable to an idealist, ideas are ultimately reducible to a physically communicated, organically, socially and environmentally embedded 'brain state'. While reflexive existence is not considered by materialists to be experienced on the atomic level, the individual's physical and mental experiences are ultimately reducible to the unique tripartite combination of environmentally determined, genetically determined, and randomly determined interactions of firing neurons and atomic collisions.
For materialists, ideas have no primary reality as essences separate from our physical existence. From a materialist perspective, ideas are social (rather than purely biological), and formed and transmitted and modified through the interactions between social organisms and their social and physical environments. This materialist perspective informs scientific methodology, insofar as that methodology assumes that humans have no access to omniscience and that therefore human knowledge is an ongoing, collective enterprise that is best produced via scientific and logical conventions adjusted specifically for material human capacities and limitations.[citation needed ]
Modern idealists believe that the mind and its thoughts are the only true things that exist. This is the reverse of what is sometimes called "classical idealism" or, somewhat confusingly, "Platonic idealism" due to the influence of Plato's theory of forms (εἶδÎς eidos or ἰδέα idea) which were not products of our thinking.[9] The material world is ephemeral, but a perfect triangle or "beauty" is eternal. Religious thinking tends to be some form of idealism, as God usually becomes the highest ideal (such as neoplatonism).[8][10][11] On this scale, solipsism can be classed as idealism. Thoughts and concepts are all that exist, and furthermore, only the solipsist's own thoughts and consciousness exist. The so-called "reality" is nothing more than an idea that the solipsist has (perhaps unconsciously) created.
Cartesian dualism [ edit ] There is another option: the belief that both ideals and "reality" exist. Dualists commonly argue that the distinction between the mind (or 'ideas') and matter can be proven by employing Leibniz' principle of the identity of indiscernibles which states that if two things share exactly the same qualities, then they must be identical, as in indistinguishable from each other and therefore one and the same thing. Dualists then attempt to identify attributes of mind that are lacked by matter (such as privacy or intentionality) or vice versa (such as having a certain temperature or electrical charge).[12][13] One notable application of the identity of indiscernibles was by Ren(C) Descartes in his Meditations on First Philosophy. Descartes concluded that he could not doubt the existence of himself (the famous cogito ergo sum argument), but that he could doubt the (separate) existence of his body. From this, he inferred that the person Descartes must not be identical to the Descartes body since one possessed a characteristic that the other did not: namely, it could be known to exist. Solipsism agrees with Descartes in this aspect, and goes further: only things that can be known to exist for sure should be considered to exist. The Descartes body could only exist as an idea in the mind of the person Descartes.[14][15] Descartes and dualism aim to prove the actual existence of reality as opposed to a phantom existence (as well as the existence of God in Descartes' case), using the realm of ideas merely as a starting point, but solipsism usually finds those further arguments unconvincing. The solipsist instead proposes that their own unconscious is the author of all seemingly "external" events from "reality".
Philosophy of Schopenhauer [ edit ] The World as Will and Representation is the central work of Arthur Schopenhauer. Schopenhauer saw the human will as our one window to the world behind the representation, the Kantian thing-in-itself. He believed, therefore, that we could gain knowledge about the thing-in-itself, something Kant said was impossible, since the rest of the relationship between representation and thing-in-itself could be understood by analogy as the relationship between human will and human body.
Idealism [ edit ] The idealist philosopher George Berkeley argued that physical objects do not exist independently of the mind that perceives them. An item truly exists only as long as it is observed; otherwise, it is not only meaningless but simply nonexistent. The observer and the observed are one. Berkeley does attempt to show things can and do exist apart from the human mind and our perception, but only because there is an all-encompassing Mind in which all "ideas" are perceived '' in other words, God, who observes all. Solipsism agrees that nothing exists outside of perception, but would argue that Berkeley falls prey to the egocentric predicament '' he can only make his own observations, and thus cannot be truly sure that this God or other people exist to observe "reality". The solipsist would say it is better to disregard the unreliable observations of alleged other people and rely upon the immediate certainty of one's own perceptions.[16]
Rationalism [ edit ] Rationalism is the philosophical position that truth is best discovered by the use of reasoning and logic rather than by the use of the senses (see Plato's theory of forms). Solipsism is also skeptical of sense-data.
Philosophical zombie [ edit ] The theory of solipsism crosses over with the theory of the philosophical zombie in that other seemingly conscious beings may actually lack true consciousness, instead they only display traits of consciousness to the observer, who may be the only conscious being there is.
Falsifiability and testability [ edit ] Solipsism is not a falsifiable hypothesis as described by Karl Popper: there does not seem to be an imaginable disproof.[17]
One critical test is nevertheless to consider the induction from experience that the externally observable world does not seem, at first approach, to be directly manipulable purely by mental energies alone. One can indirectly manipulate the world through the medium of the physical body, but it seems impossible to do so through pure thought (psychokinesis). It might be argued that if the external world were merely a construct of a single consciousness, i.e. the self, it could then follow that the external world should be somehow directly manipulable by that consciousness, and if it is not, then solipsism is false. An argument against this states that this argument is circular and incoherent. It assumes at the beginning a "construct of a single consciousness" meaning something false, and then tries to manipulate the external world that it just assumed was false. Of course this is an impossible task, but it does not disprove solipsism. It is simply poor reasoning.
The method of the typical scientist is materialist: they first assume that the external world exists and can be known. But the scientific method, in the sense of a predict-observe-modify loop, does not require the assumption of an external world. A solipsist may perform a psychological test on themselves, to discern the nature of the reality in their mind '' however David Deutsch uses this fact to counter-argue: "outer parts" of solipsist, behave independently so they are independent for "narrowly" defined (conscious) self.[18] A solipsist's investigations may not be proper science, however, since it would not include the co-operative and communitarian aspects of scientific inquiry that normally serve to diminish bias.
Minimalism [ edit ] Solipsism is a form of logical minimalism. Many people are intuitively unconvinced of the nonexistence of the external world from the basic arguments of solipsism, but a solid proof of its existence is not available at present. The central assertion of solipsism rests on the nonexistence of such a proof, and strong solipsism (as opposed to weak solipsism) asserts that no such proof can be made. In this sense, solipsism is logically related to agnosticism in religion: the distinction between believing you do not know, and believing you could not have known.
However, minimality (or parsimony) is not the only logical virtue. A common misapprehension of Occam's razor has it that the simpler theory is always the best. In fact, the principle is that the simpler of two theories of equal explanatory power is to be preferred. In other words: additional "entities" can pay their way with enhanced explanatory power. So the realist can claim that, while their world view is more complex, it is more satisfying as an explanation.
Solipsism in infants [ edit ] Some developmental psychologists believe that infants are solipsistic, and that eventually children infer that others have experiences much like theirs and reject solipsism.[19]
Hinduism [ edit ] The earliest reference to Solipsism is found in the ideas in Hindu philosophy in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, dated to early 1st millennium BC.[20] The Upanishad holds the mind to be the only god and all actions in the universe are thought to be a result of the mind assuming infinite forms.[21] After the development of distinct schools of Indian philosophy, Advaita Vedanta and Samkhya schools are thought to have originated concepts similar to solipsism.[citation needed ]
Advaita Vedanta [ edit ] Advaita is one of the six most known Hindu philosophical systems and literally means "non-duality". Its first great consolidator was Adi Shankaracharya, who continued the work of some of the Upanishadic teachers, and that of his teacher's teacher Gaudapada. By using various arguments, such as the analysis of the three states of experience'--wakefulness, dream, and deep sleep, he established the singular reality of Brahman, in which Brahman, the universe and the Atman or the Self, were one and the same.
One who sees everything as nothing but the Self, and the Self in everything one sees, such a seer withdraws from nothing.For the enlightened, all that exists is nothing but the Self, so how could any suffering or delusion continue for those who know this oneness?
The concept of the Self in the philosophy of Advaita could be interpreted as solipsism. However, the transhuman, theological implications of the Self in Advaita protect it from true solipsism as found in the west. Similarly, the Vedantic text Yogavasistha, escapes charge of solipsism because the real "I" is thought to be nothing but the absolute whole looked at through a particular unique point of interest.[22]
Advaita is also thought to strongly diverge from solipsism in that, the former is a system of exploration of one's mind in order to finally understand the nature of the self and attain complete knowledge. The unity of existence is said to be directly experienced and understood at the end as a part of complete knowledge. On the other hand, solipsism posits the non-existence of the external world right at the beginning, and says that no further inquiry is possible.[citation needed ]
Samkhya and Yoga [ edit ] Samkhya philosophy, which is sometimes seen as the basis of Yogic thought,[23] adopts a view that matter exists independently of individual minds. Representation of an object in an individual mind is held to be a mental approximation of the object in the external world.[24] Therefore, Samkhya chooses representational realism over epistemological solipsism. Having established this distinction between the external world and the mind, Samkhya posits the existence of two metaphysical realities Prakriti (matter) and Purusha (consciousness).
Buddhism [ edit ] Some interpretations of Buddhism assert that external reality is an illusion, and sometimes this position is [mis]understood as metaphysical solipsism. Buddhist philosophy, though, generally holds that the mind and external phenomena are both equally transient, and that they arise from each other. The mind cannot exist without external phenomena, nor can external phenomena exist without the mind. This relation is known as "dependent arising" (pratityasamutpada).
The Buddha stated, "Within this fathom long body is the world, the origin of the world, the cessation of the world and the path leading to the cessation of the world".[25] Whilst not rejecting the occurrence of external phenomena, the Buddha focused on the illusion created within the mind of the perceiver by the process of ascribing permanence to impermanent phenomena, satisfaction to unsatisfying experiences, and a sense of reality to things that were effectively insubstantial.
Mahayana Buddhism also challenges the illusion of the idea that one can experience an 'objective' reality independent of individual perceiving minds.
From the standpoint of Prasangika (a branch of Madhyamaka thought), external objects do exist, but are devoid of any type of inherent identity: "Just as objects of mind do not exist [inherently], mind also does not exist [inherently]".[26] In other words, even though a chair may physically exist, individuals can only experience it through the medium of their own mind, each with their own literal point of view. Therefore, an independent, purely 'objective' reality could never be experienced.
The Yogacara (sometimes translated as "Mind only") school of Buddhist philosophy contends that all human experience is constructed by mind. Some later representatives of one Yogacara subschool (Prajnakaragupta, RatnakÄrti) propounded a form of idealism that has been interpreted as solipsism. A view of this sort is contained in the 11th-century treatise of Ratnakirti, "Refutation of the existence of other minds" (Santanantara dusana), which provides a philosophical refutation of external mind-streams from the Buddhist standpoint of ultimate truth (as distinct from the perspective of everyday reality).[27]
In addition to this, the Bardo Thodol, Tibet's famous book of the dead, repeatedly states that all of reality is a figment of one's perception, although this occurs within the "Bardo" realm (post-mortem). For instance, within the sixth part of the section titled "The Root Verses of the Six Bardos", there appears the following line: "May I recognize whatever appeareth as being mine own thought-forms";[28] there are many lines in similar ideal.
See also [ edit ] Notes [ edit ] ^ "solipsism". Online Etymology Dictionary. ^ a b "Philosophical Dictionary:Solipsism". Archived from the original on 3 January 2017 . Retrieved 8 April 2017 . ^ Wood, Ledger (1962). Dictionary of Philosophy. Totowa, NJ: Littlefield, Adams, and Company. p. 295. ^ a b Thornton, Stephen P. (24 October 2004). "Solipsism and the Problem of Other Minds". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. ^ {{cite web|url=https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-24820,00.html%7Carchive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160605061325/http://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-24820,00.html%7Carchive-date=5 June2016|title=Is there a convincing philosophical rebuttal to solipsism - See comment by Seth, Edinburgh Scotland|access-date=8 April 2017|url-status=dead}} ^ Edward Craig; Routledge (Firm) (1998). Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Genealogy to Iqbal. Taylor & Francis US. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-415-18709-1. ^ Jones, N.; Berkeley, G. (2009). Starting with Berkeley. Starting with. Continuum. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-84706-186-7. LCCN 2008053026. ^ a b Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Materialism" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. ^ Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Idealism" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. ^ Loflin, Lewis. "Notes on Neoplatonism and the relation to Christianity and Gnosticism". ^ "German Idealism". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 16 April 2001. ^ DePoe, John M. "A Defense of Dualism". New Dualism Archive. ^ Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Dualism" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. ^ Calef, Scott (9 June 2005). "Dualism and Mind". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. ^ Thornton, Stephen P. (24 October 2004). "Solipsism and the Problem of Other Minds". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. ^ Khashaba, D.R. (28 July 2002). "Subjectivism and Solipsism". Philosophy Pathways (37). ^ Popper, Karl (2000). Knowledge and the body-mind problem: in defence of interaction (Repr. ed.). London: Routledge. p. 106. ISBN 0-415-13556-7. ^ Deutsch, David. (1997) Fabric of Reality ^ Flanagan, Owen J. (1991). The Science of the Mind . MIT Press. pp. 144. ISBN 9780262560566 . Retrieved 22 October 2008 . infant solipsism. ^ King, Richard; Äcārya, Gauḍapāda (1995), Early Advaita Vedānta and Buddhism: the Mahāyāna context of the GauḍapādÄya-kārikā, SUNY Press, p. 52, ISBN 978-0-7914-2513-8 ^ Krishnananda, (Swami). The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. Divine Life Society, Rishikesh. P. 248. ^ O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger. Dreams, Illusion, and Other Realities. University of Chicago, 1984. pp. 120''1. ISBN 0-226-61855-2. ^ Radhankrishnan, Indian Philosophy, London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1971 edition, Volume II, p. 342. ^ Isaac, J. R.; Dangwal, Ritu; Chakraborty, C. Proceedings. International conference on cognitive systems (1997). Allied Publishers Ltd. pp. 341''2. ISBN 81-7023-746-7. ^ "Rohitassa Sutta: To Rohitassa". www.accesstoinsight.org . Retrieved 14 April 2018 . ^ Chandrakirti, Guide to the Middle Way 6:71cd, translation in Ocean of Nectar: Wisdom and Compassion in Mahayana Buddhism, London: Tharpa Publications, p. 253. ^ A. C. Senape McDermott (2013). An Eleventh-Century Buddhist Logic of 'Exists': RatnakÄrti's Ká¹£aṇabhaṅgasiddhiḥ Vyatirekātmikā. Foundations of language. 2. Springer-Science Business Media. p. 1. ISBN 978-94-017-6322-6. ^ "The Tibetan Book of the Dead Or the After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane" (PDF) . Translated by Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup. holybooks.com. References [ edit ] Carus, Titus Lucretius (c. 50 BC). De Rerum Natura [On the Nature of Things]. ISBN 84-85708-46-6. Khashaba, D.R. (28 July 2002). "Subjectivism and Solipsism". Philosophy Pathways (37). Peake, Anthony (2006). Is There Life After Death?. Arcturus''Foulsham (Europe), Chartwell Books (US). ISBN 0-7858-2162-7. This book presents an intriguing and scientifically based updating of solipsism involving the latest findings in quantum physics, neurology and consciousness studies.Popper, K.R.; Eccles, J.C. (1977). The Self and Its Brain . Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag. ISBN 0-387-08307-3. Russell, Bertrand (1988) [1912]. The Problems of Philosophy. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books. ISBN 0-7546-1210-4. Russell, Bertrand (1995) [1921]. The Analysis of Mind. London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-09097-0. von Schubert Soldern, Richard (1982). 'ber Transcendenz des Objects und Subjects. Leipzig. Thornton, Stephen P. (24 October 2004). "Solipsism and the Problem of Other Minds". In Fieser, James; Dowden, Bradley (eds.). Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Wittgenstein, Ludwig (1974). Philosophical Investigations. Blackwell. ISBN 0-631-19064-3. Wood, Ledger (1962). "Solipsism". In Runes (ed.). Dictionary of Philosophy. Totowa, NJ: Littlefield, Adams, and Company. p. 295. Nagai, Hitoshi (1996). Philosophy for Kids!,ãŽã子ã(C)もã‰ã®ãŸã‚ã®å'²å­...ã. Tokyo, Japan: Kodansha. Further reading [ edit ] Runes, Dagobert D., ed. (1962). Dictionary of Philosophy. Totowa, NJ: Littlefield, Adams, and Company. Neilson, W.A.; Knott, T.A.; Carhart, P.W., eds. (1950). Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language (Second, Unabridged ed.). Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam Company. Mish, Frederick C., ed. (1983). Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam''Webster. External links [ edit ] Look up solipsism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.Wikiquote has quotations related to: SolipsismSolipsism and the Problem of Other Minds
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''vaccine hesitancy is NEVER based on facts and data.''well, i'm glad we cleared THAT up'...(video playable)
if must be fear. it's always fear. if you won't get the jab, it's because you're chicken.
so we must threaten them with the health of their loved ones if they do not comply.
the whole set of talking points is kind of masterful if you unplug the part of your brain than handles morality. it's one of those little chocolate cakes some french chef must have made in a uranium centrifuge: it's the size of a matchbox and weighs more than a manhole cover.
if the fallacy density of his seemingly simple statements got any higher, it would risk tearing a hole in the universe. you need like 12 years at evil marketing school to craft a statement like that.
this would be a grotesque enough set of false framing, no true scotsman, gaslighting, straw manning, and outright emotional manipulation even if the vaccines stopped the spread of covid.
but clearly, they do not. at all.
so in the face of that ''data'' the ''facts'' become plain: this is pure emotional manipulation.
he's teaching you how to use dishonest psyop tactics as a form of big pharma MLM and framing the literal abandonment of rationality as ''facts and data.'' it enables and validates the complaint and weaponizes them as a self-aggrandized guilt trip marketing vector against the rest.
''if you loved me, you'd get vaxxed!''
you just got hired as an unpaid sales intern.
at least they learned from getting busted last time and having to pay out big!
unfortunately, what they learned was ''let's not get caught next time.''
alas, despite this ''expansive corporate integrity agreement'' they seem to be the same old pfizer only now they were smart enough to be sure they banned doctors from speaking against them, sold them straight to governments, and got full, blanket lability waivers for these products that no one could possibly be hesitant about if they knew the facts.
because that's what you always do when the data and facts are on your side, right?
i know a lot of folks in biotech and most are fine people. lots of small companies work on lots of really important science. it's where all the actual innovation is taking place. big pharma is another beast altogether. these are marketing and manipulation experts. they lie, bribe, cheat, and rig markets. they capture regulators in a revolving door of sinecure and employment opportunities.
they play dirty enough to make a congolese cobalt miner break down and weep.
they are not your friends.
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Wall Street's New Asset Class Will Put Natural World 'Up for Sale' ' Children's Health Defense
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Last month, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced it had developed a new asset class and accompanying listing vehicle meant ''to preserve and restore the natural assets that ultimately underpin the ability for there to be life on Earth.''
Called a natural asset company, or NAC, the vehicle will allow for the formation of specialized corporations ''that hold the rights to the ecosystem services produced on a given chunk of land, services like carbon sequestration or clean water.''
These NACs will then maintain, manage and grow the natural assets they commodify, with the end goal of maximizing the aspects of that natural asset that are deemed by the company to be profitable.
Though described as acting like ''any other entity'' on the NYSE, it is alleged that NACs ''will use the funds to help preserve a rainforest or undertake other conservation efforts, like changing a farm's conventional agricultural production practices.''
Yet, as explained towards the end of this article, even the creators of NACs admit that the ultimate goal is to extract near-infinite profits from the natural processes they seek to quantify and then monetize.
NYSE chief operating officer Michael Blaugrund alluded to this when he said the following regarding the launch of NACs:
''Our hope is that owning a natural asset company is going to be a way that an increasingly broad range of investors have the ability to invest in something that's intrinsically valuable, but, up to this point, was really excluded from the financial markets.''
Framed with the lofty talk of ''sustainability'' and ''conservation,'' media reports on the move in outlets like Fortune couldn't avoid noting that NACs open the doors to ''a new form of sustainable investment'' which ''has enthralled the likes of BlackRock CEO Larry Fink over the past several years even though there remain big, unanswered questions about it.''
Fink, one of the world's most powerful financial oligarchs, is and has long been a corporate raider, not an environmentalist, and his excitement about NACs should give even its most enthusiastic proponents pause if this endeavor was really about advancing conservation, as is being claimed.
How to create a NAC
The creation and launch of NACs has been two years in the making and saw the NYSE team up with the Intrinsic Exchange Group (IEG), in which the NYSE itself holds a minority stake.
IEG's three investors are the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Latin America-focused branch of the multilateral development banking system that imposes neoliberal and neo-colonialist agendas through debt entrapment, the Rockefeller Foundation '-- the foundation of the American oligarch dynasty whose activities have long been tightly enmeshed with Wall Street and Aberdare Ventures '-- a venture capital firm chiefly focused on the digital healthcare space.
Notably, the IADB and the Rockefeller Foundation are closely tied to the related pushes for Central Bank Digital Currencies, and biometric Digital IDs.
The IEG's mission focuses on ''pioneering a new asset class based on natural assets and the mechanism to convert them to financial capital.'' ''These assets,'' IEG states, make ''life on Earth possible and enjoyable '... They include biological systems that provide clean air, water, foods, medicines, a stable climate, human health and societal potential.''
Put differently, NACs will not only allow ecosystems to become financial assets, but the rights to ''ecosystem services,'' or the benefits people receive from nature as well. These include food production, tourism, clean water, biodiversity, pollination, carbon sequestration and much more.
IEG is currently partnering with Costa Rica's government to pilot its NAC efforts within that country. Costa Rica's Minister of Environment and Energy, Andrea Meza Murillo, has claimed that the pilot project with IEG ''will deepen the economic analysis of giving nature its economic value, as well as to continue mobilizing financial flows to conservation.''
With NACs, the NYSE and IEG are now putting the totality of nature up for sale. While they assert that doing so will ''transform our economy to one that is more equitable, resilient and sustainable,'' it's clear that the coming ''owners'' of nature and natural processes will be the only real beneficiaries.
Per the IEG, NACs first begin with the identification of a natural asset, such as a forest or lake, which is then quantified using specific protocols. Such protocols have already been developed by related groups like the Capitals Coalition, which is partnered with several of IEG's partners as well as the World Economic Forum and various coalitions of multinational corporations.
Then, an NAC is created and the structure of the company decides who has the rights to that natural asset's productivity as well as the rights to decide how that natural asset is managed and governed.
Lastly, an NAC is ''converted'' into financial capital by launching an initial public offering on a stock exchange, like the NYSE. This last stage ''generates capital to manage the natural asset'' and the fluctuation of its price on the stock exchange ''signals the value of its natural capital.''
However, the NAC and its employees, directors and owners are not necessarily the owners of the natural asset itself following this final step. Instead, as IEG notes, the NAC is merely the issuer while the potential buyers of the natural asset the NAC represents can include: institutional investors, private investors, individuals and institutions, corporations, sovereign wealth funds and multilateral development banks.
Thus, asset management firms that essentially already own much of the world, like Blackrock, could thus become owners of soon-to-be monetized natural processes, natural resources and the very foundations of natural life itself.
Both the NYSE and IEG have marketed this new investment vehicle as being aimed at generating funds that will go back to conservation or sustainability efforts.
However, on the IEG's website, it notes that the goal is really endless profit from natural processes and ecosystems that were previously deemed to be part of ''the commons,'' i.e., the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water and a habitable earth.
Per the IEG, ''as the natural asset prospers, providing a steady or increasing flow of ecosystem services, the company's equity should appreciate accordingly providing investment returns. Shareholders and investors in the company through secondary offers, can take profit by selling shares. These sales can be gauged to reflect the increase in capital value of the stock, roughly in-line with its profitability, creating cashflow based on the health of the company and its assets.''
Researcher and journalist Cory Morningstar has strongly disagreed with the approach being taken by NYSE/IEG and views NACs as a system that will only exacerbate the corporate predation of nature, despite claims to the contrary.
Morningstar has described NACs as:
''Rockefeller et al. letting the markets dictate what in nature has value '-- and what does not. Yet, it's not for capitalist institutions and global finance to decide what life has value. Ecosystems are not 'assets.' Biological communities exist for their own purposes, not ours.''
A new way to loot
The ultimate goal of NACs is not sustainability or conservation '-- it is the financialization of nature, i.e., turning nature into a commodity that can be used to keep the current, corrupt Wall Street economy booming under the guise of protecting the environment and preventing its further degradation.
Indeed, IEG makes this clear when they note that ''the opportunity'' of NACs lies not in their potential to improve environmental well-being or sustainability, but in the size of this new asset class, which they term ''Nature's Economy.''
Indeed, while the asset classes of the current economy are valued at approximately $512 trillion, the asset classes unlocked by NACs are significantly larger at $4,000 trillion (i.e., $4 quadrillion).
Thus, NACs open up a new feeding ground for predatory Wall Street banks and financial institutions that will allow them to not just dominate the human economy, but the entire natural world.
In the world currently being constructed by these and related entities, where even freedom is being re-framed not as a right but ''a service,'' the natural processes on which life depends are similarly being re-framed as assets, which will have owners.
Those ''owners'' will ultimately have the right, in this system, to dictate who gets access to clean water, to clean air, to nature itself and at what cost.
According to Cory Morningstar, one of the other aims of creating ''Nature's Economy'' and neatly packaging it for Wall Street via NACs is to drastically advance massive land grab efforts made by Wall Street and the oligarch class in recent years.
This includes the recent land grabs made by Wall Street firms as well as billionaire ''philanthropists'' like Bill Gates during the COVID crisis. However, the land grabs facilitated through the development of NACs will largely target indigenous communities in the developing world.
As Morningstar notes:
''The public launch of NACs strategically preceded the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the biggest biodiversity conference in a decade. Under the pretext of turning 30% of the globe into ''protected areas,'' the largest global land grab in history is underway.
''Built on a foundation of white supremacy, this proposal will displace hundreds of millions, furthering the ongoing genocide of Indigenous peoples. The tragic irony is this: while Indigenous peoples represent less than 5% of the global population, they support approximately 80% of all biodiversity.''
IEG, in discussing NACs, tellingly notes that proceeds from a NAC's initial public offering can be used for the acquisition of more land by its controlling entities or used to boost the budgets or funds of those who receive the capital from the IPO. This is a far cry from the NYSE/IEG sales pitch that NACs are ''different'' because their IPOs will be used to ''preserve and protect'' natural areas.
The climate change panic that is now rising to the take the place of COVID-19 panic will surely be used to savvily market NACs and similar tactics as necessary to save the planet, but '-- rest assured '-- NACs are not a move to save the planet, but a move to enable the same interests responsible for the current environmental crises to usher in a new era where their predatory exploitation reaches new heights that were previously unimaginable.
Originally published by Unlimited Hangout.
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Children's Health Defense.
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. '--Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke from Hilton Palm Beach Airport in West Palm Beach on Wednesday.
While complaining about "woke corporations," DeSantis said: "If you look at what's going on with the big corporations, with their woke agenda, the Biden '-- the 'Brandon administration,'" he said, to a round of laughter from the audience.
The governor then laughed as the crowd began chanting, "Let's go, Brandon," a phrase that loosely translates to "(Expletive) Joe Biden."
DeSantis said the media is "hand-wringing" over the phrase, explaining his take on the origin of the conservative slogan.
How did Republicans settle on the Brandon phrase as a G-rated substitute for its more vulgar three-word cousin?
It started at an Oct. 2 NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Brandon Brown, a 28-year-old driver, had won his first Xfinity Series and was being interviewed by an NBC Sports reporter. The crowd behind him was chanting something that was, at first, difficult to make out. The reporter suggested they were chanting, "Let's go, Brandon" to cheer the driver. But it became increasingly clear they were saying: "(Expletive), Joe Biden."
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After winning the lieutenant governorship of Virginia, Winsome Sears challenged Joy Reid, a pundit who has claimed that Democratic losses are essentially the result of white supremacy. Sears is the first black woman to take the lt. governorship, and is a Republican.
Reid spoke in opposition to Republicans on her MSNBC show "The Reid Out" on many occasions, and on Tuesday night, as the wins came in for the GOP, she said "You have to be willing to vocalize that these Republicans are dangerous. That this isn't a party that's just another party that disagrees with us on tax policy. That at this point: they're dangerous. They're dangerous to our national security. Because stoking that kind of soft white nationalism eventually leads to the hardcore stuff."
Sears was asked by Fox News for her reaction to that. "I wish Joy Reid would invite me on her show," Sears said. "Let's see if she's woman enough to do that, I'd go in a heartbeat. And we'd have a real discussion without Joy speaking about me behind my back, if you will."
"She talks about white supremacy. Does she know that I ran against a white supremacist? I mean Joy, come on, get your facts straight, and then come talk to me."
Sears spoke about race, saying "It just continues to divide us. And unfortunately, politicians are using it as a tool, because of the things that have happened to us historically, to advance, I would think, their nefarious purposes. And so if we stop just looking at race and just looking at people'--because you see, I'm destroying all the narratives about race."
"Look at me, look at me, I am a heartbeat away from the governorship in case anything happens to the governor," Sears said, "and and how are you going to tell me that I'm a victim. And I didn't do anything special to get here. Except stay in school and study, I took advantage of the opportunities that are available here in America. I wasn't born here. This is not my culture, not my country. But it allowed me America allowed me to come and do for myself and for my family.
"And I remember when I was wanting to go to college, I had three children under five, my husband took a lower paying job so he could stay home because he already had his degree. And I put one of my children on the back of a bicycle, so that I could get to college. So nobody can say to me, I don't know what it is to be poor. You're looking at the American dream. So we can do better.
"And it's not 1963 when my father came at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, 17 days before Martin Luther King Jr. gave his I Have a Dream speech. We're better than that. We're always gonna have problems. I understand that. I'm not saying we're perfect. But you can see those people at the border right now. Trying to get in, they're dying to get in because they know if they can put a foot on American soil, the trajectory of their lives will change just as it did for my father," Sears said.
Winsome Sears: "Politicians are using [race] as a tool because of the things that happened to us historically to advance, I would think, their nefarious purposes...I'm destroying all the narratives about race." pic.twitter.com/Bpf4RjFETi
'-- The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 3, 2021Joy Reid also claimed on Tuesday that the only reason education was a leading issue for Virginians as they headed to the polls was white supremacy. Speaking to her MSNBC colleagues, she derided voters for caring more about education than the coronavirus.
Joy Reid claims that education being important to voters in Virginia "is code for white parents don't like the idea of teaching about race." pic.twitter.com/NY3KxKQZc0
'-- The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 3, 2021Education, Reid said, "is code for white parents don't like the idea of teaching about race." She said that race is the "most powerful tool" in the GOP tool kit.
Despite the wins for conservative women and moderates, Reid said that it's progressives like Missouri Rep. Cori Bush to whom Democrats should look for wins in the future.
MSNBC's Joy Reid argues that Democrats need to look to Cori Bush for the future of the Democratic Party and offer statements like hers that called Joe Manchin's opposition to Joe Biden's social spending "anti-Black, anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-immigrant" pic.twitter.com/kGcs3clCZm
'-- Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 3, 2021Reid has been challenged to debates before, notably by Christopher Rufo, who has been exposing the dogma of critical race theory as it has infiltrated American corporations, institutions, and government, as well as academia. During that debate, Reid barely let Rufo speak, and refused to engage openly with his ideas or the evidence backing them up.
VIDEO - Greta Thunberg leaves BBC viewers speechless after saying 'p***ed off' on air
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 20:45
CLIMATE change campaigner Greta Thunberg shocked viewers today when she told Andrew Marr people were "p****d off".
The 18-year-old activist used the colourful phrase on the BBC politics show today and, despite the interview being pre-recorded, it wasn't bleeped out.
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Greta Thunberg spoke about people getting 'p***ed off' on the BBC's Andrew Marr ShowShe was defending recent climate demonstrations, such as the Insulate Britain movement that has paralysed roads.
Greta said: "To make clear, as long as no-one gets hurt, then I think sometimes you need to anger some people.
"Like, for instance, the school strike movement would never have become so big if there wasn't friction, if some people didn't get p***ed off."
One viewer spluttered: "Did Greta just say 'p***ed off' on the BBC several hours before the watershed? It's not live, so not sure why the BBC didn't edit it."
Another insisted: "Erm 'p***ed off' is unacceptable according to ofcom pre-watershed."
But a third tweeted: "Greta saying 'p***ed off' on the BBC - good on you girl - getting your point over."
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Greta, one of the most high-profile environmental activists on the world stage, was speaking to the BBC interviewer ahead of the Cop 26 summit.
She was mobbed as she arrived in the city - by train - yesterday, being escorted from the station by police.
The critical event, which is being held in Glasgow, will see world leaders discuss how best to tackle climate change.
Starting today and lasting until 12th November 2021, Cop 26 is being billed as a 'last chance' to tackle the environmental problems facing the planet.
Elsewhere in the interview today Greta said there was "more responsibility" for people in the UK and her home nation of Sweden to demonstrate over climate change because they have a right to protest.
She said: "It makes you just feel so grateful that we are actually able to protest and that just puts more responsibility on us who actually have the right to protest, to use that right.
"Not just for our sake but for everyone's sake, especially for their sake to help them as well."
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VIDEO - Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long: "Over 200,000 service members have rejected the vaccine."
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 20:21
Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long was a participant of Senator Ron Johnson's Roundtable discussion on mandatory COVID-19 vaccines held in Washington D.C. on November 2, 2021. She is a board certified aerospace medicine specialist with a Master'...
Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long was a participant of Senator Ron Johnson's Roundtable discussion on mandatory COVID-19 vaccines held in Washington D.C. on November 2, 2021. She is a board certified aerospace medicine specialist with a Master's in Public Health.
Dr. Long testified:
"Senator Johnson has invited me here to make a statement to him regarding my opinion about the life-threatening side effects about the COVID-19 vaccine.
My opinion is formed from my medical education, training, and my first hand experience treating soldiers injured by the vaccine.
This statement is made as a protective communication under the Military Whistleblower Protection Act, Title 10, USC 10-34.
I believe the COVID vaccine is a greater threat to solider's health and military readiness than the virus itself.
Over 200,000 service members have rejected the vaccine, yet the military is pressing forward without regard to the damage to the morale and readiness to process these soldiers out.
We have never lost 200,000 soldiers on the battlefield in a few months. Taking soldiers out of uniform has the same impact on readiness as losing them on the battlefield.
We only lost 12 active duty soldiers to COVID, yet we're going to risk the health of the entire fighting force on a vaccine we only had two months of safety data on?"
Full video is at: https://rumble.com/vokrf7-sen.-johnson-expert-panel-on-federal-vaccine-mandates.html
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VIDEO - RIDICULOUS: On CNN, Al Gore Defends China's Climate 'Commitment' to End Overseas Coal Financing | Newsbusters
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 17:58
Former Vice President Al Gore went from making Armageddon climate predictions that didn't pan out to running point for China's alleged ''commitment'' to end its overseas coal financing.
Gore went on the Nov. 2 edition of CNN's Situation Room as anchor Wolf Blitzer fawned over how the climate-crusading Democrat ''famously raised the alarm about climate change with your documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.'' Blitzer painted Gore as some sort of climate seer by sensationalizing rising temperatures: ''Since then, global temperatures have risen on a steep curve.''
Blitzer proceeded to push alarmism: ''How critical is it for world leaders to deliver results at this COP26 summit before it's too late?'' Blitzer questioned Gore whether reaching the goals of the economically disastrous Paris Climate Accords was in reach, even though global emissions would ''need to be cut seven times faster than current commitments'' call for, according to a UN report. Gore responded in the affirmative: ''That goal is still within reach.'' Blitzer asked how this was possible when top emitters like China ''aren't even attending the summit and aren't really stepping up with commitments.''
Gore offered cover for the communist state of China, slobbering over how Chinese President Xi Jinping ''made a very significant commitment to end all of China's financing of overseas coal plants, and they were building 72 percent of them. So that's a major commitment.'' He continued: ''[Xi] also made a commitment, almost a year ago, to reach net zero.'' A May report from BBC illustrated how ridiculous Gore's pro-China propaganda is: ''Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combined.''
JunkScience.com founder Steve Milloy rebuked Gore for treating China's ''commitment'' as if it was real in comments to MRC Business. ''This is all pure Chinese propaganda,'' Milloy stated. ''So far China has not stopped funding any coal plants anywhere, and its 2030 and 2060 pledges are about as reliable as China's broken promises to allow Hong Kong to remain free and autonomous,'' Milloy continued.
Milloy blew apart the gaslighting by Gore by emphasizing the deception behind China's attempt at ''greening'' its economy:
China's main goal is to be the world's lone global superpower by 2049. Toward that end, China is happy to sit by, burn as much coal as it can and watch the US and Europe destroy themselves with climate idiocy. As Communist China is the 21st Century's Nazi Germany, that Al Gore would give credence to any of this is appalling[ly] na¯ve at best and a betrayal of America at worst.
Conservatives are under attack. Contact CNN at 1-(404)-827-1500 and demand it stop propping up Gore's pro-China propaganda.
VIDEO - It's Happening: Here Are the Best Meltdowns From MSNBC Prime Time | Newsbusters
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 17:57
It was a horrendous night on Tuesday for liberals as Republicans were poised to sweep into power in previously blue Virginia and running a close race for New Jersey's governor's mansion. And with that, MSNBC was beside itself with DEFCON-1 levels of hysteria that showed, at least for one night, that the far-left cable journalists and pundits had learned nothing.
MSNBC again turned to Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid, and Nicolle Wallace to lead their coverage from 6:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern and, quite simply, it was a rhetorical bloodbath with unhinged hatred about Republicans having ''turned the suburbs'' into a bastion of racist insurrectionists hellbent on opposing critical race theory in schools.
And despite numerous false claims by a litany of MSNBCers that Critical Race Theory wasn't ''not taught'' in schools, their utterances didn't change the fact that CRT does exist in schools.
Below are the worst MSNBC meltdowns between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Eastern, presented in no particular order in a Notable Quotables-style format. To see the worst from when the trio took over at 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern, check out our post here.
Wallace: CRT 'Isn't Real,' GOP 'Turned the Suburbs 15 Points' to Trump InsurrectionDeadline: White House host Nicolle Wallace: ''I mean, he worshipped at the altar of Donald Trump on Fox News. He flew an insurrection flag at his rallies. He simply didn't '-- he played dumb about a Zoom rally. He did not really put much distance between himself and Donald Trump on the Big Lie or the deadly insurrection in which police officers were maimed by flagpoles. I think that the real ominous thing is that critical race theory, which isn't real, turned the suburbs 15 points to the Trump insurrection-endorsed Republican. What do Democrats do about that?''
Former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe: ''I will point out, Nicolle, you know, the banning of the books and the flag flying, as appalling as they were '-- and they got a lot of attention '-- but I think, in Virginia, Youngkin spent months spending millions of dollars running ads, more like he was a Romney Republican.''
'-- Conversation at 8:26 p.m. Eastern.
Critical Race Theory Is the New 'Southern Strategy,' Proof America's Still Racist''[C]ritical race theory is the most recent more eloquent iteration of '-- of '-- of the southern strategy. Right? Whether it be crosstown bussing, whether it be the welfare queen, whether it be defund the police, this original sin of America keeps evolving and critical race theory is '-- is '-- is the most '-- most latest and most eloquent, quite frankly, iteration of the southern strategy and a way, quite frankly, to tribalize an election and tribalize an electorate in way to drive up '-- drive up the white vote.''
'-- MSNBC political analyst and Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher, 8:48 p.m. Eastern.
Education Is Just a 'Code for White Parents' Who 'Don't Like...Teaching About Race'''And the exit polls showed that '-- which was interesting, that the coronavirus, or that the virus was a very '-- of not importance to many voters. It was education, which is code for white parents don't like the idea of teaching about race. Unfortunately, race is just the most palpable tool in the toolkit. It used to be of the Democratic Party back in the day when they were Dixiecrats. And now the Republican party. It just is powerful.''
'-- Reid, 9:38 p.m. Eastern.
Hoping That Youngkin Governship Ends in Scandal''After Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, Bob McDonnell won in 2009 and what did the Republicans do? They instantly elevated him to presidential status...And then Bob McDonnell was a terrible governor in Virginia who ran on crazy policies that made no sense and that made Virginia a scandal and got them boycotted nationwide. Remember the mandatory vaginal ultrasound stuff? I mean and then he gets run out of office on a bizarre corruption scandal. I mean, how you comport yourself once in office is going to make the difference here.''
'-- The Rachel Maddow Show host Rachel Maddow, 8:53 p.m. Eastern.
Pushing Dubious Claim About 'Confederate Flag' Youngkin Supporter''Donald Trump blew up so much about our politics that reclaiming the most conventional wisdom pre-Trump feels like some innovation. This is the way Republicans always used to run. They would '-- they would say it was about education, it was about welfare, it was about a handout. It was, you know, there were these sort of coded appeals that were able to weave together different coalitions that the guy at the back of the rally with the confederate flag was there for you but so was the, you know, relatively affluent suburban mom who doesn't like Donald Trump saying send them back and we're going to ban all the Muslims. Right? Like, this is not rocket science.''
'-- All In host Chris Hayes, 10:11 Eastern.
'Critical Race Theory Was a Lie'; GOP Cheated by Bringing 'Knives' to 'A Boxing Match'''Critical race theory was a lie. And I think we need to go on offense a little bit and Terry McAuliffe tried to do this. Say it's a lie. They know it's a lie. But are you scared for your kids to learn about slavery or lynching or housing discrimination? Are we raising kids that to be that weak? Like, I think sometimes we answer with facts and we don't believe people will believe, but they're not going to campaign on a level, Nicolle. They are going to lie. They will say anything. If this is a boxing match, they're bringing heavier gloves and knives in their boots.''
'-- Plouffe, 8:28 p.m. Eastern.
Youngkin 'Stok[ed] Hysteria Over the Coded Boogeyman of' CRT''Trump approved Republican Glenn Youngkin's closing message to Virginia voters has almost singularly focused on weaponizing race, stoking hysteria over the coded boogeyman of critical race theory, which is not currently taught in any Virginia public school. From promoting banning Toni Morrison's Beloved, this epic novel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning seminal work...to casting himself as the candidate of so-called parents rights, vowing to ban critical race theory which, again, is not taught '-- if elected '-- again, it's not taught in any Virginia public schools.''
'-- Reid, 8:46 p.m. Eastern.
Upset Youngkin Convinced Voters He Wasn't a ''Fire-Breathing, Horns-Out-of-His-Skull Racist'''[T]he only reason that we're talking about critical race theory is because Glenn Youngkin had 18 months to convince people that he was not a fire-breathing horns out of his skull racist. This only '-- you can only talk about critical race theory if you present yourself as the kind of neutral white guy who's like, ''I don't dislike brown people, I just think this is going a little too far.'' So it only works if you've been able to present yourself as neutral or non-hostile on race issues. That's not something that a lot of Republicans are very good at[.]''
'-- MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson, 8:50 p.m. Eastern.
Youngkin Won, But He Didn't 'Have the Facts' on His Side About CRT''You may have the same view I have of '-- of critical race theory which is it was a phony issue. It certainly is in Virginia, where it isn't taught. But people believe what they want to believe. You know, we're still in the Trump-era, right? You don't have to have the facts backing you up. If people want to believe what you say, they will believe it.''
'-- University of Virginia Center for Politics professor Larry Sabato, 9:12 p.m. Eastern.
Blaming Youngkin Win on Rufo Scaring 'White Voters' for New 'Lee Atwater Strategy'''Christopher Rufo...admitted at the Clairmont Institute that he had no idea what critical race theory is and doesn't care what it is. But...what he wants is that when white voters see any story that makes them uncomfortable, anything that is about wokism or, you know, multi-culturalism that makes them made, he wants them to think critical race theory and then vote Republicans. It's a strategy that they were not hiding. It's been very open...This is the new Lee Atwater strategy and it's going to be used over and over and over again.''
'-- Reid, 8:49 p.m. Eastern.
Too Many Obama Voters 'Don't Want to Deal With' Racism, Want to Lionize Jefferson''But part of the problem with the Obama coalition, unfortunately, you know, are '-- there are a lot of Americans who don't want to deal with the history. They don't want to deal with it and they might have voted for Obama but they're in that coalition too. But when confronted with the opportunity to say, who really was Thomas Jefferson, they don't want to. And so, they'll leave the coalition in a heartbeat. The people who stay with you are your base and they don't think you're lifting a finger for them.''
'-- Reid, 9:24 p.m. Eastern.
Youngkin 'Distorted' and 'Exploited' McAuliffe Gaffe on Education''I talked to a Washington strategist who said that the real turning point for the Youngkin side, when the ''mo'' really flipped and never came back, was when Terry McAuliffe made that comment at the debate about parents not having sort of '-- I'm not going to '-- I don't want to misquote him. But the role that parents should play in education and curriculum that Youngkin jumped on that. Some might say he distorted it and exploited it.''
'-- Wallace, 9:17 p.m. Eastern.
Dems Lost to Youngkin's 'Fake Campaign' of Racism, So They Lost''And the problem is the only part of the Democratic Party right now that is visibly fighting for people, the base of the party that votes for them '-- because yes, independents are important. But you need your base and the progressives in the House are the only ones who are showing fight...If you're not seen to be fighting the other way you respond to a fake campaign that is racially based is that you need to be seen fighting for those same voters and Democrats, I never saw them fight for them[.]''
'-- Reid, 9:23 p.m. Eastern.
CRT 'Doesn't Exist,' But 'White Women' Fell for Youngkin's Lies Anyway''[Republicans] may nominate a bunch of people who aren't Glenn Youngkin...[S]omeone who came across as less of a moderate voice might not have been able to pull off the critical race theory thing because they might just come across like a flat out racist. I think Youngkin came across as somebody wrongly in my view but was able to convince voters, including a lot of those white women voters, you know, that he's not a racist and he thinks race should be taught but it just shouldn't be this critical race theory, which of course doesn't exist[.]''
'-- Plouffe, 10:13 p.m. Eastern.
Why Aren't Democrats Fighting Like We Want Them to?Wallace: ''The other piece was this frustration about the lack of fire. Why not fight for voting rights?...Critical race theory isn't taught. It means something different to voters. They think it is. So Republicans are fixing it. Youngkin's going to ban it. And some of it is just a question for Democrats now. Do you adjust to a terrain that is not fair, that is not just, that is not fact-based but that it '-- this '-- tonight looks like it advantages Republicans?''
Maddow: ''Well, the way that you '-- the way that you confront and defeat an opponent that has framed things in a way that is fake is that yes, you can create your own competing fake framework and run on that or you can accomplish real things and then run on that and say yes, these guys have invented a bogeyman about a form of '-- of '-- of racial hierarchy that you've fantasized into existence that isn't actually taught in schools. But look, you have a child tax credit and you have the biggest climate change legislation that's ever been passed in this country and we have an infrastructure bill and all of the terrible traffic problems in Virginia are going to get fixed because Republicans are talking about fantasy stuff and Democrats are talking about real world stuff.''
Wallace: ''Who has done that successfully ever, other than in an Aaron Sorkin movie?''
'-- Conversation at 9:21 p.m. Eastern.
VIDEO - Once practically empty, ERs struggle with a surge of pent-up sickness : Shots - Health News : NPR
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 17:49
An ambulance crew weaves a gurney through the halls of Sparrow Hospital's emergency department in Lansing, Michigan. Overcrowding has forced the staff to triage patients, putting some in the waiting rooms and treating others on stretchers and chairs in the halls. Lester Graham/Michigan Radio hide caption
toggle caption Lester Graham/Michigan Radio An ambulance crew weaves a gurney through the halls of Sparrow Hospital's emergency department in Lansing, Michigan. Overcrowding has forced the staff to triage patients, putting some in the waiting rooms and treating others on stretchers and chairs in the halls.
Lester Graham/Michigan Radio Inside the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., staff members are struggling to care for patients who are showing up much sicker than they've ever seen.
Tiffani Dusang, the emergency room's nursing director, practically vibrates with pent-up anxiety, looking at all the patients lying on a long line of stretchers pushed up against the beige walls of the hospital's hallways. "It's hard to watch," she says in her warm Texan twang.
But there's nothing she can do. The ER's 72 rooms are already filled.
"I always feel very, very bad when I walk down the hallway and see that people are in pain or needing to sleep or needing quiet. But they have to be in the hallway with, as you can see, 10 or 15 people walking by every minute."
It's a stark contrast to where this emergency department '-- and thousands others '-- were at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Except for initial hot spots like New York City, many ERs across the U.S. were often eerily empty in the spring of 2020. Terrified of contracting COVID-19, people who were sick with other things did their best to stay away from hospitals. Visits to emergency departments dropped to half their normal levels, according to the Epic Health Research Network, and didn't fully rebound until the summer of 2021.
But now, they're too full. Even in parts of the country where COVID-19 isn't overwhelming the health system, patients are showing up to the ER sicker than they were before the pandemic, their diseases more advanced and in need of more complicated care.
Months of treatment delays have exacerbated chronic conditions and worsened symptoms. Doctors and nurses say the severity of illness ranges widely and includes abdominal pain, respiratory problems, blood clots, heart conditions and suicide attempts, among others.
Tiffani Dusang is the director of emergency and forensic nursing at Sparrow Hospital. As overworked nurses leave, she struggles to staff every shift and works hard to keep remaining nurses from burning out. Lester Graham/Michigan Radio hide caption
toggle caption Lester Graham/Michigan Radio Tiffani Dusang is the director of emergency and forensic nursing at Sparrow Hospital. As overworked nurses leave, she struggles to staff every shift and works hard to keep remaining nurses from burning out.
Lester Graham/Michigan Radio But there's nowhere to put them all. Emergency departments are ideally meant to be brief ports in a storm, with patients staying just long enough to be sent home with instructions to follow up with their primary care physician or being sufficiently stabilized to be transferred "upstairs" to inpatient units or the intensive care unit.
Except now, those long-term care floors are full too, with a mix of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients. That means people coming to the ER are being warehoused for hours, even days, forcing ER staff to perform long-term care roles they weren't trained to do.
At Sparrow, space is a valuable commodity in the ER: A separate section of the hospital was turned into an overflow unit. Stretchers stack up in halls. The hospital has even brought in a row of brown reclining chairs, lined up against a wall, for patients who aren't sick enough for a stretcher but are too sick to stay in the main waiting room. Still, some of the patients in the brown recliners are hooked up to IVs, while others talk quietly with medical specialists who sit across from them holding clipboards, perched on wheeled stools.
There is no privacy, as Alejos Perrientoz just learned. He came to the ER this particular morning because his arm has been tingling and painful for over a week now. He can no longer hold a cup of coffee. A nurse gave him a full physical exam in the brown recliner, which made him self-conscious about having his shirt lifted up in front of strangers. "I felt a little uncomfortable," he whispers. "But I have no choice, you know? I'm in the hallway. There's no rooms."
"We could have done the physical in the parking lot," he adds, managing a laugh.
On the other side of the ER, beyond a warren of identical-looking hallways and heavy double doors that can be opened only with an employee badge, is Sparrow's ambulance bay. Seventy to 100 ambulances pull in each day. "It's a lot," Dusang says, watching emergency medical service teams wheel their patients over to the triage nurse. "It's the highest I've ever seen in my career."
About three times a week, the ER arrives at a point where it just can't take any more patients, she explains. Then it sends out the alert for ambulances to divert patients to other hospitals. But that's a risky move because Sparrow is one of the only hospitals in this part of the state that's equipped to handle severe traumas. Dusang says it feels like "waving the white flag."
"But you have to do it when you feel unsafe," she says, meaning so crowded that the staff can't provide patients with adequate care. "So although it won't [entirely] keep ambulances from coming in, at least it gives them that awareness that, 'Oh, you know, the ED's in trouble.' "
Even patients who arrive by ambulance are not guaranteed a room: One nurse is running triage here, screening for those who absolutely need a bed and those who can be put in the waiting area.
"I hate that we even have to make that determination," Dusang says. Lately they've been pulling out some of the patients who are already in the ER's rooms, when others arrive who are even more critically ill. "No one likes to take someone out of the privacy of their room and say, 'We're going to put you in a hallway because we need to get care to someone else.' "
The number of ER patients is mostly back to normal, but patients are so much sickerThis isn't just happening at Sparrow.
"We are hearing from members in every part of the country," says Dr. Lisa Moreno, president of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM). "The Midwest, the South, the Northeast, the West ... they are seeing this exact same phenomenon."
Although the number of ER visits returned to pre-coronavirus levels this past summer, admission rates, from the ER to the hospital's inpatient floors, are still almost 20% higher. That's according to the most recent analysis by the Epic Health Research Network, which pulls data from more than 120 million patients across the country.
"It's an early indicator that what's happening in the ED is that we're seeing more acute cases than we were pre-pandemic," says Caleb Cox, a data scientist at Epic.
A nurse talks to a patient on a stretcher in the hallway of the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital. Lester Graham/Michigan Radio hide caption
toggle caption Lester Graham/Michigan Radio A nurse talks to a patient on a stretcher in the hallway of the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital.
Lester Graham/Michigan Radio Less acute cases, such as people suffering from health issues like rashes or conjunctivitis, still aren't going to the ER as much as they used to. Instead, they may be opting for an urgent care center or their primary care doctor, Cox explains. Meanwhile, there has been an increase in people coming to the ER with more serious conditions, like strokes and heart attacks.
"Even though we're seeing the overall volumes come back to normal over the summer here, we see that the more acute conditions still remain higher than the pre-pandemic normals, while the lower-acuity conditions still remain below pre-pandemic normals," Cox says. So even though the total number of patients coming to ERs is about the same as before the pandemic, "that's absolutely going to feel like [if I'm an ER doctor or nurse] I'm seeing more patients and I'm seeing more acute patients."
How overwhelmed ERs can affect patient careMoreno, the AAEM's president, works at an emergency department in New Orleans. She says the level of illness, as well as the inability to admit patients quickly and move them to beds upstairs, has created a level of chaos in the ER that she describes as "not even humane."
At the beginning of a recent shift, she heard a patient crying nearby and went to investigate. It was a man with paraplegia who'd recently had surgery for colon cancer. His large post-operative wound was sealed with a device called a wound vac, which pulls fluid from the wound into a drainage tube attached to a portable vacuum pump.
But the wound vac had malfunctioned, and that's why he had come to the ER. But staffers were so busy that by the time Moreno came in, the fluid from his wound was leaking everywhere.
"When I went in, the bed was covered," she recalls. "I mean, he was lying in a puddle of secretions from this wound. And he was crying, because he said to me, 'I'm paralyzed '-- I can't move to get away from all these secretions, and I know I'm going to end up getting an infection. I know I'm going to end up getting an ulcer. I've been laying in this for like eight or nine hours.' "
The nurse in charge of his care told Moreno she simply hadn't had time to help this patient yet. "She said, 'I've had so many patients to take care of, and so many critical patients. I started a [IV] drip on this person. This person is on a cardiac monitor. I just didn't have time to get in there.' "
"This is not humane care," Moreno says. "This is horrible care."
But it's what can happen when emergency department staffers don't have the resources they need to deal with the onslaught of competing demands.
"All the nurses and doctors had the highest level of intent to do the right thing for the person," Moreno says. "But because of the high acuity of ... a large number of patients, the staffing ratio of nurse to patient, even the staffing ratio of doctor to patient, this guy did not get the care that he deserved to get, just as a human being."
This unintended neglect is extreme and not the experience of the vast majority of patients who arrive at ERs right now. But the problem is not new: Even before the pandemic, ER overcrowding had been a "widespread problem and a source of patient harm ... reflective of not just individual department performance or even individual hospital performance, but of health system dysfunction throughout the United States," according to a recent commentary in NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery.
"ED crowding is not an issue of inconvenience," the authors wrote. "There is incontrovertible evidence that ED crowding leads to significant patient harm, including morbidity and mortality related to consequential delays of treatment for both high- and low-acuity patients."
And it's burning out an already overwhelmed staff.
Burnout feeds staffing shortages, and vice versa, in a vicious cycleEvery morning, Dusang wakes up and checks her Sparrow email with one singular hope: that she will not see yet another nurse resignation letter in her inbox.
"I cannot tell you how many of them [the nurses] tell me they went home crying" after their shifts, she says. "And you just hope they show up the next day for more."
But despite Dusang's best efforts to support her staffers, check on them regularly, talk with them about their careers and make them feel seen, heard and appreciated, she cannot stop them from quitting. And they're leaving too fast to replace, either to take higher-paying gigs as travel nurses, to try a less-stressful type of nursing or to simply walk away from the profession entirely.
Midway through the afternoon shift at Sparrow, a nurse breaks down sobbing. A fellow nurse, Amy Harvey, pulls her into a corner and reminds her to take deep breaths.
"Everybody has a breaking point," Harvey says. "It just depends on the day and the situation ... mine could be in three days. Something comes in that just hits home for some reason, and I need a minute to go take a deep breath."
A student from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University consults with a patient in the hallway of Sparrow Hospital's ER. Lester Graham/Michigan Radio hide caption
toggle caption Lester Graham/Michigan Radio A student from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University consults with a patient in the hallway of Sparrow Hospital's ER.
Lester Graham/Michigan Radio To help fill the staffing gaps, Sparrow's ER has hired about 20 "baby nurses," a term for brand-new nurses. To bring them on board, the hospital waived its previous requirement for working in the ER '-- at least one year of nursing experience elsewhere '-- and many of these new nurses are fresh out of nursing school. Right away, they've begun their careers by diving into the deep end, even though they're still training.
"I need some assistance," one of these new nurses whispers to her supervisor, holding up an IV bag. She can't get the top open. "It just pushes in, doesn't it?"
The veteran nurse takes it and shows her: "You gotta twist it so those line up," she says. With a breathy but grateful "Thaaaank youuuu!" the baby nurse turns and peels off toward the patient's room.
Kelly Spitz has been an emergency department nurse at Sparrow for 10 years. But lately, she has also fantasized about leaving. "It has crossed my mind several times," she says, yet she continues to come back. "Because I have a team here. And I love what I do," she says, but then starts to cry. It's not the hard work or even the stress. It's not being able to give her patients the kind of care and attention that she wants to give them and that they need and deserve.
She still thinks a lot about a particular patient who came in a while ago. His test results revealed terminal cancer. Spitz spent all day working the phones, hustling case managers, trying to get hospice care set up in the man's home. He was going to die, and she just didn't want him to have to die here, in the hospital, where only one visitor was even allowed. She wanted to get him home and back with his family.
"I was willing to take him home in my own car, because we were waiting and waiting and waiting for an ambulance, because they're not available," Spitz said. Finally, after many hours, they found an ambulance to take him home.
Three days later, the man's family members called Spitz: He had died, as she expected. But he had died surrounded by family. They were calling to thank her.
"I felt like I did my job there, because I got him home," she says. But that's a rare feeling these days. "I just hope it gets better. I hope it gets better soon."
At 4 p.m., the emergency department is the busiest it has been all day. The patients waiting in the halls seem especially vulnerable, silently witnessing the controlled chaos rushing by them. One woman is sleeping or unconscious on a stretcher, naked from the waist down. Someone has thrown a sheet over her, so she's partially covered, but part of her hips and legs are bare, and open sores are visible on her calves.
As one shift approaches its end, Dusang faces a new crisis: The overnight shift is even more short staffed than usual.
"Can we get two inpatient nurses?" she asks, hoping to borrow two nurses from one of the hospital floors upstairs.
"Already tried," replies nurse Troy Latunski.
Without more staff, it's going to be hard to care for new patients who come in overnight '-- from car crashes, seizures or other emergencies.
But Latunski has a plan: He'll go home now, snatch a few hours of sleep and return at 11 p.m. to work the overnight shift in the ER's overflow unit. That means he will be largely caring for eight patients alone, on just a few short hours of sleep. But right now, that is their only, and best, option.
Dusang considers for a moment, takes a deep breath and nods. "OK," she says.
"Go home. Get some sleep. Thank you," she adds, shooting Latunski a grateful smile. And then she pivots, because another nurse is already approaching her with an urgent question. It's on to the next crisis.
VIDEO - Australian army practicing the removal of citizens from their homes to be forcefully vaccinated. - YouTube
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 17:23
VIDEO - How the Revolution Begins - Final Messages - Part 2 - YouTube
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VIDEO - Pandemica, a world where the pandemic goes on forever | Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 16:20
Welcome to Pandemica. It's a never-ending pandemic purgatory, where COVID-19 never goes away, but continues to mutate and cross borders. It's the most deadly place on earth, where twice as many people die, the global economy loses an additional US$5.3 trillion over the next five years, and life as we once knew it does not return for anyone. Sound familiar?
We're all in Pandemica. To escape, we need to act now. Having safe and effective vaccines within a year of the first reported COVID-19 cases is a historic scientific achievement. But if the vaccine isn't everywhere, this pandemic isn't going anywhere.
What is ''Pandemica?''''Pandemica'' is an animated content series from ONE in partnership with COVAX to raise awareness and explain the critical importance of getting vaccines to all countries as quickly as possible. It's an animated world full of creatures and critters living in a COVID-19 purgatory '-- illustrating the realities for people in low-income countries as they wait to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Watch the episodes now to explore just why Pandemica is truly the worst.
With illustrations by artist Andrew Rae and voiceovers from our talent friends you may have seen in ONE's previous work like ONE co-founder Bono, Pen(C)lope Cruz, Danai Gurira, David Oyelowo, and more, the series is a reminder of why we all need to support efforts to get vaccines to everyone, everywhere.
What's it like living in Pandemica?Pandemica may not be a real place '-- but for billions of people, it's a reality. Right now, less than 1% of doses administered globally have gone to people in low-income countries. Meanwhile G7 countries are estimated to have enough vaccines to inoculate their entire population with two doses and still have more than 260 million unused doses at the end of 2021.
This vaccine hoarding by high-income countries could mean that more than 60% of the world's population '-- or 4.68 billion people '-- will live in countries that won't see widespread vaccine coverage until 2022 or even later, allowing the virus to continue to mutate and thrive.
And don't think you're safe just because you live in a nation where you can get a vaccine. There are thousands of variants of COVID-19 and some '-- such as the Delta and Lambda '-- are more transmissible than other strains. The longer we allow this virus to thrive anywhere, the more it can mutate, putting everyone at risk of living in Pandemica.
Pandemica also comes with a steep price tag, no matter where you live. Unequal vaccine distribution could cost the global economy a total of US$5.3 trillion over the next five years. And if this vaccine inequity continues, developed economies could bear 34% of the global economic loss between 2022-25.
How do we avoid Pandemica?The pandemic will only end when the people who need the vaccine the most have access to it, regardless of where they live.
If rich countries continue to buy up the first available doses of the vaccines and prevent their distribution across the world, the pandemic will last much longer. This will allow the virus to thrive and mutate and continue to spread across borders and threaten us all. Instead, we need a global plan to distribute vaccines.
A handful of rich countries have bought up enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to vaccinate their entire populations almost three times over. Tell these governments to urgently share their surplus doses with countries in need.
ONE's Vaccine Access Test is a great resource to understand and watch how countries and world leaders are either moving us closer to or further from an equitable outcome for the pandemic. Find out how your country has scored.
Watch and share Pandemica.
Find the full Pandemica Series here.Pandemica is illustrated by artist Andrew Rae with animation by Titmouse and music & sound design by father, and created and produced in partnership with hive.
VIDEO - Curtis Houck on Twitter: "MSNBC's Joy Reid, with dangerous rhetoric that'll get Republicans hurt: "Republicans are dangerous...[T]his isn't a party that's just another political party that disagrees with us on tax policy. That at this point, they'
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:18
Curtis Houck : MSNBC's Joy Reid, with dangerous rhetoric that'll get Republicans hurt: "Republicans are dangerous...[T]his isn't a'... https://t.co/CeuVUTDgof
Tue Nov 02 23:28:11 +0000 2021
Goodfellas : @CurtisHouck https://t.co/6IoybX3lRA
Wed Nov 03 15:13:26 +0000 2021
Michael Duffy : @CurtisHouck used to identify as left wing Democrat. People like her is why I left the party.
Wed Nov 03 15:12:26 +0000 2021
VIDEO - Clown World Today ðŸ¤ðŸŒŽ on Twitter: "ðŸ¤ðŸŒŽ Pfizer tells children taking the vaccine makes them ''superheroes'' https://t.co/mfmu4rECa2" / Twitter
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:14
Clown World Today ðŸ¤ðŸŒŽ : ðŸ¤ðŸŒŽ Pfizer tells children taking the vaccine makes them ''superheroes'' https://t.co/mfmu4rECa2
Wed Nov 03 13:37:36 +0000 2021
Dani Mcfly : @cwt_news Lol, this level of propaganda is just insane ðŸ¤
Wed Nov 03 15:11:43 +0000 2021
''ŒJedermann : @cwt_news ... https://t.co/2z0Jf95JnU
Wed Nov 03 15:10:09 +0000 2021
Nanti Sociable : @cwt_news "trying" the vaccine.
Wed Nov 03 15:06:52 +0000 2021
Fred. the independent.. : @cwt_news @laughingmantwit Stage two... https://t.co/pkwWW3kYGm
Wed Nov 03 15:04:34 +0000 2021
Atr(C)ju : @cwt_news "Volunteers".
Wed Nov 03 15:04:14 +0000 2021
ronnie : @cwt_news C'est la derni¨re (C)tude ?
Wed Nov 03 15:04:13 +0000 2021
yorkiefighter : @cwt_news This time they've gone too far
Wed Nov 03 15:01:41 +0000 2021
0l' Mane : @cwt_news @wigger Yo can i get the xray vision vaccine?
Wed Nov 03 15:01:15 +0000 2021
Sophisticated Redneck : @cwt_news We need Mr. Robot [and his nerdy team of misfits] to take down this 21st century 'Evil Corp'. Big pharm'... https://t.co/EjWChSxuUK
Wed Nov 03 14:59:02 +0000 2021
An Nguyen : @cwt_news Don't forget that Pfizer sponsor plenty of mainstream mediahttps://t.co/Es6mKvQuBa'... https://t.co/RuoOzWcZLq
Wed Nov 03 14:57:56 +0000 2021
ricardo a rodriguez : @cwt_news Monstruoso
Wed Nov 03 14:57:30 +0000 2021
UNVAXXED ORANGUTAN 'š--¸ : @cwt_news When children will start jumping from buildings because they wanted to be Superman who will go to jail?
Wed Nov 03 14:56:14 +0000 2021
MotorUP on Crypto | ðŸ'¯% on 🎯 | Stay Decentralized : @cwt_news These people are extremely evil. Attacking a child's natural immune system is making them a super-hero?
Wed Nov 03 14:54:25 +0000 2021
Most Interesting Ado : @cwt_news https://t.co/wkWqWaTi48
Wed Nov 03 14:54:19 +0000 2021
CYBERBITCOINIZATION : @cwt_news 🤮
Wed Nov 03 14:54:09 +0000 2021
Ronald J. Padavona : @cwt_news @DownloaderBot
Wed Nov 03 14:54:09 +0000 2021
🇺🇸Notorious🇮🇹Air Coin Respector : @cwt_news They even call it a trial'...holy shit
Wed Nov 03 14:52:57 +0000 2021
SigmaHodl : @cwt_news Child brainwashing. As if they weren't going low as is. New low in human history.
Wed Nov 03 14:52:54 +0000 2021
Lionheart : @cwt_news Child abuse.
Wed Nov 03 14:51:55 +0000 2021
Svetski is too Toxic : @cwt_news @_thisvid
Wed Nov 03 14:51:24 +0000 2021
Sriram Achanta : @cwt_news Ya..when they become superheroes Pfizer gets super revenue
Wed Nov 03 14:50:28 +0000 2021
Dr. Papi : @cwt_news CLOWN TOWN
Wed Nov 03 14:50:17 +0000 2021
Marc van Versendaal : @cwt_news 🤬🤬
Wed Nov 03 14:46:34 +0000 2021
Milo Blake : @cwt_news Fkn sick ðŸ https://t.co/Rxc08peiNS
Wed Nov 03 14:46:28 +0000 2021
Samuel : @cwt_news @wigger https://t.co/vkExZ0rP8F
Wed Nov 03 14:45:44 +0000 2021
Chad A : @cwt_news @AirCoinRespctor The super power of being paralyzed or getting to use wheels on a chair the rest of your'... https://t.co/PhAsIqL4fy
Wed Nov 03 14:44:56 +0000 2021
Coin Miner : @cwt_news To make them superrich
Wed Nov 03 14:43:29 +0000 2021
Darn Smiff : @cwt_news Holy shit hahahahahaha
Wed Nov 03 14:42:40 +0000 2021
Lacey Ann Luna : @cwt_news This is absolutely insane brainwashing.
Wed Nov 03 14:42:24 +0000 2021
1996 eclipse gs : @cwt_news That's so depressing and terrifying at the same time
Wed Nov 03 14:41:56 +0000 2021
hodlwave : @cwt_news I remember when a big issue on the left was megacorps advertising to children.
Wed Nov 03 14:39:59 +0000 2021
Rostam : @cwt_news Some children have health problems and are high risk of C19 complications. For them to be vaccinated, cli'... https://t.co/2uqz0ThjPt
Wed Nov 03 14:39:37 +0000 2021
Lee : @cwt_news How many parents will allow this though - I have seen families celebrating that they are all now jabbed ('... https://t.co/jaVSDMC2pq
Wed Nov 03 14:38:23 +0000 2021
Ni de aqu­, ni de all : @cwt_news I think the Mayans were off by 12 years
Wed Nov 03 14:36:58 +0000 2021
Michael : @cwt_news Wow.Unsurprising tho
Wed Nov 03 14:36:39 +0000 2021
Inter Uranus : @cwt_news This will be one of those ads we revisit in 20 years, looking back in horror.
Wed Nov 03 14:36:27 +0000 2021
Saurabh Dhall î¨ #Bitcoin : @cwt_news All Children are ALREADY Superheroes!
Wed Nov 03 14:35:25 +0000 2021
Mr Martin : @cwt_news Bigpharm customer for LIFE ðŸ‘
Wed Nov 03 14:35:20 +0000 2021
VIDEO - (14) Ben M. on Twitter: "Great presentation by Dr. Scot Youngblood, MD about #Covid19 vaccine facts & mandates! 1/n #Corona #Coronavirus #Covid https://t.co/EYMoTfXcKZ" / Twitter
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:34
Ben M. : Great presentation by Dr. Scot Youngblood, MD about #Covid19 vaccine facts & mandates!1/n#Corona #Coronavirus'... https://t.co/Sby70xZrxW
Tue Nov 02 22:59:54 +0000 2021
VIDEO - Virginia Lt. Gov. candidate says Dems try to manipulate Black voters: 'Go find another victim' | Fox News Video
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VIDEO - Paper pulled with no explanation #FollowTheSilence (from Livestream #101) - YouTube
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:06
VIDEO - (2) Avi Yemini ðŸ‡...🇺🇮🇱 on Twitter: "Jacinda Ardern says she isn't taking the hostility towards HER personally. https://t.co/Byef6zR5Mj" / Twitter
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 12:26
Avi Yemini ðŸ‡...🇺🇮🇱 : Jacinda Ardern says she isn't taking the hostility towards HER personally. https://t.co/Byef6zR5Mj
Wed Nov 03 11:08:53 +0000 2021
CRYPTO FUTUR : @OzraeliAvi Exacly the same narratif here in Montr(C)al
Wed Nov 03 12:25:46 +0000 2021
Chris ''‹ : @OzraeliAvi "her" is the key word...
Wed Nov 03 12:23:51 +0000 2021
Peet : @OzraeliAvi Fucking witch🤮🤮🤮 is she getting money 🤑🤑🤑🤑
Wed Nov 03 12:15:20 +0000 2021
Oswold : @OzraeliAvi The dopey moose should do!
Wed Nov 03 12:14:15 +0000 2021
Vincent : @OzraeliAvi NZ had the chance to vote out this toothy lefty horse head mole but didn't, so tough Titties NZ
Wed Nov 03 12:08:57 +0000 2021
Caat : @OzraeliAvi I just can't get the image of a crack smoking Jacinda out of my head.....
Wed Nov 03 12:05:55 +0000 2021
Christopher J : @OzraeliAvi This from NZ this morning, unemployment at 3.4%. https://t.co/a7NgSqVmfj
Wed Nov 03 12:03:33 +0000 2021
Andrew J Phelan : @OzraeliAvi Subtitles next time please mate
Wed Nov 03 12:01:25 +0000 2021
Zennyo RyÅō : @OzraeliAvi She probably should listen to the people and give in,
Wed Nov 03 11:59:57 +0000 2021
THE UNITY PROJECT : @OzraeliAvi Well, we are taking her hostility personally ðŸ¤...''‚¸
Wed Nov 03 11:57:24 +0000 2021
VIDEO - Sir Dodger Of The Northeast Kingdom on Twitter: "@adamcurry @THErealDVORAK" / Twitter
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 11:52
Sir Dodger Of The Northeast Kingdom : @adamcurry @THErealDVORAK https://t.co/LY8YlsiU85
Wed Nov 03 11:42:06 +0000 2021
VIDEO - Niko Jilch 'š¸ on Twitter: "New Yorks new mayor wants to make the city "the center of #Bitcoin" https://t.co/phIECDuGoe https://t.co/CrcRJqlE42" / Twitter
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 11:44
Niko Jilch 'š¸ : New Yorks new mayor wants to make the city "the center of #Bitcoin"https://t.co/phIECDuGoe https://t.co/CrcRJqlE42
Wed Nov 03 05:24:01 +0000 2021
American Tatty (Nefesh Elokis/Jew) : @JilNik #endthebitlicense
Wed Nov 03 11:03:46 +0000 2021
Harald Dumhart : @JilNik Wow!!! ðŸ§
Wed Nov 03 10:34:47 +0000 2021
Crusty : @JilNik Jetzt konkurrieren noch St¤dte wer am #Bitcoin freundlichsten ist. Einige US Bundesstaaten tun es ebenso.'... https://t.co/4phFNBUUmB
Wed Nov 03 10:08:01 +0000 2021
Ralph Gollner : @JilNik ðŸš''Œ¸
Wed Nov 03 09:53:52 +0000 2021
Tobias Uhle : @JilNik @ReiserWinai
Wed Nov 03 09:38:19 +0000 2021
bitcoinmaximalist.net : @JilNik @Cipherhoodlum Start by removing the bitlicence
Wed Nov 03 08:35:23 +0000 2021
i bims, 1 lufi : @JilNik New York become a shithole. Miami wins.
Wed Nov 03 08:23:48 +0000 2021
Diamond Cal(C) 'š¸ðŸŒ‹ : @JilNik Schon ein G¤nsehaut Moment. #graduallythensuddenly #bitcoin fixes the money fixes the world.
Wed Nov 03 07:35:06 +0000 2021
onleines : @JilNik Wann wird wohl der erste deutsche B¼rgermeister seine Stadt zur Bitcoin Stadt ausrufen?
Wed Nov 03 07:00:24 +0000 2021
Wicht1 🧠: @JilNik Hm, dann stehen wir jetzt in Konkurrenz. Ich will jede Wohnung zum Zentrum von Bitcoin machen!#Nodevember #LightningNetwork
Wed Nov 03 06:07:14 +0000 2021
Andreas Hayek : @JilNik So bullish!! Meine Frau will nach der Meldung ihre btc Position verdoppeln ðŸ
Wed Nov 03 05:54:59 +0000 2021
AUSTRIAN.HODLðŸ‡...🇹🌍🌎🌏 : @JilNik 'žThe big Coin'' ðŸ‚
Wed Nov 03 05:44:47 +0000 2021
tye : @JilNik https://t.co/8UMlgRxU9d
Wed Nov 03 05:34:25 +0000 2021
Hannes Hauer : @JilNik Buzzword-Level over 9000
Wed Nov 03 05:31:34 +0000 2021
VIDEO - Wallace: Youngkin Wants To Ban CRT. That's Like Us Banning Ghosts '-- There Are No Ghosts! - YouTube
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 03:42
VIDEO - Darren of Plymouth 🇬🇧 on Twitter: ""In one morning I had to ground 3 out of 3 pilots due to ðŸ'‰injuries" Reduce carbon, two birds, one stone. https://t.co/h8rRZzzbqh" / Twitter
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 02:53
Darren of Plymouth 🇬🇧 : "In one morning I had to ground 3 out of 3 pilots due to ðŸ'‰injuries"Reduce carbon, two birds, one stone.https://t.co/h8rRZzzbqh
Tue Nov 02 15:34:11 +0000 2021
VIDEO - Wittgenstein on Twitter: "Aussie advertisement for COVID vaccine... https://t.co/aF8N62ndBj" / Twitter
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 17:39
Wittgenstein : Aussie advertisement for COVID vaccine... https://t.co/aF8N62ndBj
Mon Nov 01 07:14:54 +0000 2021
VIDEO - zeke goodwin on Twitter: "@adamcurry @THErealDVORAK" / Twitter
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 16:48
zeke goodwin : @adamcurry @THErealDVORAK https://t.co/DyuVWnbou0
Tue Nov 02 13:11:04 +0000 2021
VIDEO - (7) Libs of Tik Tok on Twitter: "Child admits that her mom will not let her out of the house until she gets vaccinated. This is so sad https://t.co/0A89ZVT7I3" / Twitter
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 15:29
Libs of Tik Tok : Child admits that her mom will not let her out of the house until she gets vaccinated. This is so sad https://t.co/0A89ZVT7I3
Mon Nov 01 03:21:30 +0000 2021
VIDEO - Listen to this vaccine show on Phil Donahue
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 15:20
Adorable pup shows love to owner with cuddlesmytrucking2cents$0.43 earned
VIDEO - THE UNSPEAKABLE
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 15:12
One lost his son, another his mother, another his brother, another his best friend. Twenty years later, these four men and their families live with the knowledge that they were not told the truth about the murder of their loved ones on September 11, 2001. In the face of overwhelming resistance, they continue to fight for the justice they deserve.
Director: Dylan AveryStarring: Bob McIlvaine, Matt Campbell, Drew DePalma, Bill BrinnierExecutive Producers: William Hurt, Kelly David, Ted WalterRuntime: 90 minutes | Release Date: November 1, 2021
VIDEO - The Future Tsunami That Could Destroy the US East Coast - YouTube
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VIDEO - Greta's Rockstar Rally at #COP26 - YouTube
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VIDEO - Europe's 'Green Energy' Crisis is Real and Spectacular - YouTube
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 14:23
VIDEO - Help Ace Week Grow!
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 14:18
Over the last 11 years, Ace Week has grown into the community's most celebrated annual event. Every year, Ace Week brings the our whole community together to show off our ace pride, revel in our accomplishments, and push for meaningful change in the world.
Behind the scenes, the Ace Week team has been growing as well! This year, more than a dozen volunteers spent hundreds of hours to bring Ace Week to the community. Of course, that's on top of the countless community members who themselves spend untold hours preparing their own efforts!
Our organization has huge plans for growing Ace Week even further, extending our reach, and increasing our impact.
(Completed) $1,000 Goal: Sustain Ace WeekBetween website hosting, design software, and all our other necessities, we need to raise around $1000 to sustain our current efforts until next October. Raising $1000 will allow us to focus on our core work without having to worry about keeping the (metaphorical) lights on!
$3,500 Goal: Expand Mainstream Media CoverageEach year, 2-3 major publications and around a dozen smaller outlets publish stories about Ace Week. This is one of the main ways people outside of the community find out about us: for example, tens of thousands of people read a single story about asexuality in CNN last year! That's a whole lot of people who learned a little more about asexuality (and possibly themselves).
$2500 would grant us the resources to proactively contact journalists, editors, and publications in August and September. In addition, we'd be able to assemble a group of contributors that reflect the diversity of our community, bringing better representation to media efforts.
With this project, the number of nuanced stories about asexuality in major publications would increase remarkably, and ace awareness would grow right along with that. This time-intensive effort, if properly resourced, would pay dividends for our community for years to come.
$6,000 Goal: Boost our Social Media EffortsOur community grew up on the internet, and social media plays a huge role in how we connect with one another. Ace Week has always been a platform to celebrate the work done in our community and those efforts have helped countless creators reach more people with the amazing content they create!
Right now, our social media efforts are primarily focused on the month of October, which means we're missing out on 11 months of the year! This $2500 would allow us to significantly increase our social media efforts, allowing us to reach more people, boost more community efforts, and make a larger impact for our community.
$10,000 Goal: Bring on a Volunteer Coordinator for 6 monthsAce Week has always been volunteer driven, and volunteers will continue to play a key role in Ace Week for years to come. In the last few years, as Ace Week has grown exponentially, it's taken more and more work to coordinate our growing volunteer team.
This $4000, combined with our existing resources, would allow us to hire a part time volunteer coordinator for 6 months of the year. Not only would this free up our Executive Director to take on more impactful and innovative work, this would enable our volunteer team to grow larger and more effective than it's ever been before!
$15,000 Goal: Extend the Volunteer Coordinator's Position Year RoundWhile 6 months is a lot of time to prepare for Ace Week, imagine what we could accomplish with a volunteer team building and growing year round!
Bringing on a year-round volunteer coordinator would be a key step to further expanding Ace Week, and that would directly translate to greater impact for our community.
VIDEO - JACINDA ARDERN SHUTS DOWN MEDIA BECAUSE SOMEONE ASKED HER THE REAL QUESTIONS!
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 14:14
First published at 07:19 UTC on November 2nd, 2021.
LOOK AT THIS PIECE OF SHIT, SHES A PSYCHOPATH AND SHE IS MURDERING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!5 RESTHOME RESIDENTS DIED WITHIN DAYS OF EACH OTHER IN NORTH AUCKLAND LAST WEEK! ALL DOUBLE VAXED, ALL PROTECTED FROM UNVAXED, BUT STILL DIED, WHAT IS THE EXCUS'...
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LOOK AT THIS PIECE OF SHIT, SHES A PSYCHOPATH AND SHE IS MURDERING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!5 RESTHOME RESIDENTS DIED WITHIN DAYS OF EACH OTHER IN NORTH AUCKLAND LAST WEEK! ALL DOUBLE VAXED, ALL PROTECTED FROM UNVAXED, BUT STILL DIED, WHAT IS THE EXCUSE THIS TIME.
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VIDEO - One-on-one: Freeland outlines priorities for new cabinet, recovery from COVID-19 - YouTube
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VIDEO - Disclose.tv on Twitter: "NOW - Prince Charles claims a "vast military-style campaign" is required to marshal a "fundamental economic transition." https://t.co/OA9LkSwfQ4" / Twitter
Mon, 01 Nov 2021 21:21
Disclose.tv : NOW - Prince Charles claims a "vast military-style campaign" is required to marshal a "fundamental economic transit'... https://t.co/JGGstZVCdA
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VIDEO - Sunday Talks, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Says West Coast Port Backlog Unlikely to Be Resolved Until Every American is Vaccinated - The Last Refuge
Sun, 31 Oct 2021 23:28
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg appeared on the DC narrative shaping program hosted by swamp gatekeeper Chris Wallace. Within the interview Buttigieg was questioned about why West coast port backups are worse now than before the White House announced their solution to operate ports 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Buttigieg proclaimed the ports are being impacted by the Pandemic and ships stuck in China are the reason why ships are sitting off the coast of California. Yeah, try to square that circular logic. LOL. The scale of incompetence, even in common sense politispeak, is off the charts. The illogical statements by this guy are legendary; however, he outdid himself today.
Eventually Pete weaves his way through fourteen nonsensical catch phrases to get to a point where he proclaims nothing in the supply chain will start being more efficient until everyone is vaccinated'..... And yes, it appears that he is so stuck in pretzel-speak, Buttigieg actually believes that.
All of that said, I wouldn't post this for review if it wasn't for the 'hard-hitting' segment from Wallace that comes right after. You just gotta watch (prompted) :
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The southern border is in crisis, food inflation is skyrocketing, transportation and logistical supply chains are a mess because of emissions and regulation, store shelves are empty, gasoline is ridiculously expensive, the blue-collar working class is getting crushed, the vaccination mandate is reeking havoc on jobs, airlines and employment for first responders, overall national anxiety is at a high point, the economy is in a free-fall and two-thirds of all Americans now say the administration is incompetent,'.... Along comes Chris Wallace with the hard-hitting question about what Pete and his husband are doing with their twins for Halloween.
Lets Go Brandon !
As noted, and as previously outlined, the issues with the backlog of the California ports have absolutely nothing to do with rapid unloading of ships and container vessels. The issue is the inability of California truckers to move those containers. The problem is a shortage of CA emission compliant internal transportation trucks to move the containers out of the port and into the U.S. mainland.
As a result'... the politically expedient goal to get rid of the optical problem (the ships) by offloading containers into a California port system, that is already overwhelmed with tens-of-thousands of containers, is only making the original issue exponentially worse. More people are now starting to understand the internal issue that has been created by recent California laws, rules and regulations.
Daniel Greenfield at Front Page Magazine has a solid outline of the emission compliance issues and the problem of independent truckers not being able to work in California:
Front Page Magazine '' ['...] Over the summer, the California Trucking Association actually went to the Supreme Court to fight AB5 and allow owners and operators to use independent contractors. The CTA listed 70,000 owner operators. In the years since AB5, Ubers have become scarcer and more expensive, which is what the law was actually designed to do, but the consequences to the trucking industry have been far worse albeit invisible to most people until now. While truckers are still protected from AB5, many in the industry are not willing to bet their future on SCOTUS.
AB5 was not only the assault on the trucking industry by California Democrats who were aggressively trying to unionize the industry and to impose environmental regulations on it.
Last year, the California Air Resources Board issued a press release boasting that it had taken a ''bold step to reduce truck pollution''. The bold step required switching to electric trucks.
''We are showing the world that we can move goods, grow our economy and finally dump dirty diesel,'' Jared Blumenfeld, California's Secretary for Environmental Protection, sneered.
['...] Last year, California's DMV began refusing to register thousands of trucks with an estimated 100,000 trucks under threat. With ''green'' trucks costing $70,000 more, this was a non-starter for already troubled independent owner-operators and even larger companies.
['...] Biden called for ports to operate around the clock, but that's not going to magically bring back thousands of trucks or truckers. California Democrats still haven't changed their regulations and without that, there's no incentive or even legal structure that would allow trucks to operate. (read more)
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