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      The doctors of this country — of all Western Civ, really — owe their citizens an apology and an explanation, and even then, they might not be able to save modern medicine. The doctors have dishonored and disgraced their profession. They promulgated a Covid- 19 vaccination program that is now clearly killing a lot of people early in life and unnaturally. To this day, no established professional group of doctors, or formal association, or major journal, has called for an end to the vaxx program.

      The hazard signal has been clear for the better part of a year. The mRNA products made by Pfizer and Moderna did not stop transmission of Covid-19 and were causing widespread harm, especially in the working-age population between 25 and 64 who were forced to take the shots to keep their jobs. For the whole population, all-causes deaths and disabilities were still rising at the end of 2022.

     The trend appeared to start with the unnatural deaths of professional athletes dropping dead on their playing fields. Then, in early 2022, life insurance companies reported that the death rates of policy-holders employed by companies with insurance plans were up 40 percent. The unprecedented numbers were confirmed in mid-2022 by the Society of Actuaries — the professional org of people who actually parse the statistics that the insurance industry bases its business model on. In fact the number of excess deaths in younger age groups had grown dramatically — Covid vaccination produced a 78-percent increase in excess deaths among the 25-34 age group, a 100-percent increase in excess deaths among the 35-44 age group, and a 80-percent increase in excess deaths among the 45-54 age group.

        These alarming signals arrived special-delivery and gift-wrapped to the medical profession and, amazingly, no corresponding warning to the public came back out. The doctors continued to push the vaccines. The public health officials (many of them doctors) in all the agencies under the US Dept. of Health and Human Services withheld information about the harms that were being done and continued to run vaxx-up advertisements at the same time these officials must have noticed the incoming disturbing data. As late as this new year, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky appeared in TV ads promoting mRNA booster shots.

      In short, a professional class the public depends on to define reality has done everything possible to conceal and distort reality. The cable news networks and the newspapers amplified the distortions to prevent the public from understanding what was happening to them in an epic world health crisis. Social media, managed backstage by government intel agencies, reinforced the information blackout and their own nefarious lies. The crisis was coming not so much from the Covid-19 virus itself, which had a death rate well under one percent of those infected; the crisis came from the supposed remedy for the virus, the vaccines pushed on the uninformed and misinformed citizens.

      Outside a small circle of apostate doctors — Drs. Malone, McCullough, Kory, Cole, Risch, Bhattacharya, and others — the practicing physicians of America went blindly and cravenly along with the government’s vaccination program. My own primary care physician told me he was “a hundred percent confident in the vaccines” when he attempted to persuade me to take the shots. (I declined.) In the next year’s physical exam he didn’t even mention the vaccines. How about your doctors? Do you wonder what they’ve learned?  Or if they’ve learned anything?

      And what are they going to do now? Pretend that none of this is happening? Continue to demonize, discredit, and punish the few doctors who won’t pretend? My PC doc doubles as Chief Health Officer of his group practice. He’s fired doctors and others on the staff who refused to take the shots his company mandated. He’s dishonored his Hippocratic oath. He’s in mid-life with, one would assume ordinarily, many working years ahead of him. The information about vaccine deaths and disabilities is going to get worse, and his own behavior around the crisis is going to look worse, probably even to himself. There are hundreds of thousands of doctors like him. As of now, early 2023, there is no general movement among them to explain or apologize for their actions. What will happen?

     I’ll tell you what will happen: medicine as we’ve known it is going to collapse, along with most other activities in our society. Apart from ethical offenses against the public in the single instance of the Covid-19 emergency, doctors and their administrative cohorts have stealthily surrendered to a racketeering business model that had already badly damaged the practice of medicine before Covid-19 came on the scene.

     Remember: as a general principle, organisms and systems often assume their greatest size just before they go extinct or fail. That’s exactly what you’re seeing in the conglomeratization of hospitals in the USA. If the idea was to remove redundancies for the sake of “efficiency,” then they did exactly what destroys ecosystems. Anyway, the net effect of all that hospital consolidation was just to make access to health care much more difficult for the average citizen, and the only benefit was to make multi-millionaires of the executives who run the hospitals.

      Then Covid-19 came along and they decimated their own workforces with vaccine mandates. Now, many hospitals can barely function, and many have had to shut down specific services. Quite a few hospitals are going bankrupt, which only feeds the predatory consolidation still ongoing. When the looming financial, banking, and insurance disorders start to bite later this year, hospitals will be shutting down. In the meantime, many more people will lose their lives to the disastrous side-effects of the vaccines. It is already the case — to make matters worse — that the vaccine-injured who seek help from the medical system are lied-to, mis-treated, or ignored. Some of these are the doctors themselves and other health professionals who collide with reality the hard way.

      Something will emergently replace this monster we call “health care.” Maybe it will still think of itself as medicine, but it will operate at a much smaller scale, minus a lot of the expensive and rather miraculous high-tech wizardry developed in our time, but also minus a lot of hazardous high-tech interventions, especially pharmaceuticals, that were used as supernaturally profitable revenue streams despite the adverse blowbacks they induced.

     Will the doctors recover the trust of the public? It’s going to be a slog for them. They’ll have a long way to go just to recover their own honor and self-respect. Some sort of sincere and highly visible public act of apology and repentance will have to happen first.


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830 Responses to “Repentance”

  1. canuk January 6, 2023 at 9:23 am #

    Thanks James for being a lone Lighthouse as we try to find an intellectual shore that makes sense.

    • Walter B January 6, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

      A lighthouse our host may be, but he is not going to keep the ships from crashing onto the rocks, sorry. Not with lines like:

      “Something will emergently replace this monster we call “health care.””

      I love you Jim, but that something is going be nothing, nothing for us because everything will be for them, unless of course you are talking about gender/species mutilation or lethal injections. At least they are free, eh? Well, sort of.

      That is what greed and fear by our masters shall earn us all in the end. They cannot allow us to wake TF up and march on Frankenstein’s Castle with pitchforks and lighted torches. THAT is what they fear. THAT is why they are still pumping slow death and deformity by injection, and why they will eventually, once again mandate that, with refusal earning you something even more painful, I fear.

      Check out “The SPARS Pandemic 2025-2028”. I for one am thankful that the demonic mass murderers at least have the decency to warn us what they are planning to do, just as Billy Bob Gates did in 2019 with his “theoretical” exercise, “Event 201”. Not that the general public gives a shit about warnings. Still nice of them to be so honest, at least before they kill us off.

      • WadeWaters January 6, 2023 at 5:28 pm #

        It will be replaced with modalities like acupuncture, herbalism, chiropractic and the like which endeavor to enhance your health and well-being naturally and without big Pharma intrusions of drugs and other high tech wizardry. Most of that stuff is completely unnecessary. I made the decision myself to have nothing to do with allopathic medicine around 1990, except perhaps as a last resort.

        • Anthea January 6, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

          @ WadeWaters:

          There are a few doctors around who are highly trained in alternative medicine. There was one in my area until about 2000. He was a medical doctor who practiced a range of alternative treatments, from herbs to chelation therapy, to chiropractic. He had a huge, highly successful practice–until the Board of Healing Arts went after him and he lost his license to practice medicine.

          I assume there are still doctors like him, but every possible effort has been made to destroy them. I don’t that conventional, allopathic medicine and Big Pharma are going to step aside and allow the Good Guys to practice good medicine and good patient care.

        • MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

          Same thing I’m doing, Wade. I go to a naturopath doctor.

        • Yirgach January 8, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

          Wade,

          It’s easy to have a last resort, it’s hard to know when to use it.

          I’ve had more than a few friends die because they waited too long to be treated by allopathic medicine.

          On the other hand, I know several who have recovered because of alternative treatment and ignored the allopathic alternative.

          You need to know what your limits are, which is very hard.
          Health care nowadays is a total crap shoot.
          Knowledge is everything. Knowing the right questions to ask is a good start.

          • WadeWaters January 8, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

            I’m planning on retiring in Puerto Escondido. That will be my last resort.

      • Amman January 7, 2023 at 8:43 am #

        A depressive scenario, no doubt. My best is between now and 2025, the world will be of on a COMPLETELY different tangent that no one could have predicted..

        • CheezusCrackers January 10, 2023 at 6:11 pm #

          “My own primary care physician told me he was “a hundred percent confident in the vaccines” when he attempted to persuade me to take the shots. (I declined.)
          In the next year’s physical exam he didn’t even mention the vaccines.”

          Are you joking, Dr. K???? Next years exam? Any boob who is 100% confident in an untested gene therapy is not a doctor and not someone I’d go back to ever again.

      • ThorsHammer January 7, 2023 at 8:48 am #

        Jim, please stop helping perpetuate medical fraud by referring to the Pfizer/Moderna injections as vaccines. The correct terminology is “experimental genetic alteration injections”. They meet none of the criteria of a vaccine.

        On the same topic, referring to Covid19 as a Pandemic is purely speculative. It is impossible to determine whether the Covid outbreak rose to the level of a Pandemic because the definition of a “case” was based upon the fraudulent usage of the PCR testing methodology with as high as a 95% false positive outcome. The term Pandemic is a purely political construct used to create panic for political ends.

        • Vegan Shark January 7, 2023 at 9:47 pm #

          Tell it, brother.

          My HMO, Kaiser Permanente, has disappointed me by utterly buying into the Covid-as-Black-Death line.

          The doctors seem to all be on message and want everybody to get the needle. (I’ve refused.) They required me to be tested for Covid before I could have a cataract operation. Go to the website and you are bombarded with “information” about Covid.

          And this despite KP being among the best HMOs, one I’ve otherwise had little to complain about and much to appreciate. What the Covid indoctrination is like at second- or third-rate organizations hardly bears thinking about.

          • Vegan Shark January 7, 2023 at 9:56 pm #

            Oh yes, and KP still requires face diapers for patients and doctors in the facility. They’d probably insist one wear a mask for phone consultations if they could figure a way to enforce the rule.

        • ThorsHammer January 8, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

          Once a Government successfully inoculates its subjects with a new form of control they do everything possible to maintain it by ignoring all contradicting evidence. The Pandemic of Fear must go on. Muzzles forever. To this day the US is using PCR testing to screen travelers from China. Never mind that it’s Nobel Prize winning inventor pointed out in 2018 that it is worthless for medical diagnosis — long before the first Covid 19 case was identified in the USA.

          Commentators from all sides of the issue choose to ignore the fact that the original Covid 19 that was bio-engineered in Wuhan China or Ft. Detrick Maryland is not the same disease as the current Omicron BA 5+++ varietal that is dominant in the world today. It’s Case Fatality Rate is lower than the seasonal flu. And contacting and overcoming it provides acquired immunity to Covid viruses that is far stronger and longer lasting than any MRNA genetic alteration injection. Without destroying the natural immunity defenses that the body has acquired since the person was an embryo.

          Why do you think China abandoned its Zero Covid quest? Perhaps they realized that in its current form Omicron is a threat to almost nobody. ( .00037 CFR per million according to their statistics) Far better to let it run its course and serve to immunize the population than to destroy the economy by pursuing a policy that was bound to fail.

          • Q. Shtik January 8, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

            And contracting and overcoming…

  2. Jeremy January 6, 2023 at 9:26 am #

    God bless you Jim, for staying on this.

    • shotho January 6, 2023 at 10:33 am #

      I volunteer at the front desk of a local hospital and had a hair-raising experience the other day with a patient. Her husband came to the desk because he couldn’t find his wife. She was in the emergency department when the patient in the next cubicle fell out of his bed. When her husband went to investigate, he was kicked out of the Emergency area. He was lost, wanting to be with his wife who had been waiting for a bed in the hospital since 3am. I was able to find his wife and send him on his way to her. The old fellow was distraught and I advised him to look around for alternative health care. This case is not atypical.

      • mrs_saj January 6, 2023 at 11:59 am #

        Thanks for sharing this. So many of us do not work in healthcare and are removed from what are certainly common occurrences.

      • themetalmystic January 6, 2023 at 5:49 pm #

        Don’t worry. The neglect and disregard for his humanity is being solved by re-imagining health care to be more diverse and inclusive. Once there are no more white people, the system will be perfect!

        I know because of the rainbow globohomo brochures with everyone holding hands singing kumbaya told me so.

  3. Alfred January 6, 2023 at 9:36 am #

    My fortune twenty something employer is still pushing the vax.

    That’s the tell.

    • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 9:44 am #

      We are still outnumbered a hundred to one. Most of the people making decisions for thousands do not have the intelligence to understand the problem.

      • JTinMD January 6, 2023 at 10:20 am #

        What “problem” are they trying to understand, John? The actual problem(s), or how to cover for their malfeasance?

      • DrTomSchmidt January 6, 2023 at 11:50 am #

        We are outnumbered at most 4-1. Recall that only 80% of adults took the Vax. Under 5% have taken the latest booster, so if we watch what people do, at this point the non-vaxxers outnumber the vaxxers by at least 10-1, and maybe more.

        The elites making decisions are again on the wrong side of history. There we probably ARE outnumbered 20-1.

        • John001 January 6, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

          It appears to be less than that.

          The true figure in the fairly highly vacd. UK seems to be ~75%.

          The reported figure in Switzerland is a bit less than that.

          Bulgaria is at … wait for it … ~30%. One of the lowest of all developed countries. I reckon someone in authority knew what was going on and put his/her foot on the brake.

          As regards JHK’s comment about his doctor ‘He’s in mid-life with, one would assume ordinarily, many working years ahead of him’ ahem, well, perhaps it won’t be so many working years if he’s taken 4-5 doses.

          In the UK, healthcare is ‘free’ but I still wouldn’t take up the offer. I’ve just de-registered from any GP, age 69. My ‘doctors’ will have to be online biochemist PhDs and retired (mostly) MDs who know what they’re doing, e.g. Drs. Robb Wolf, Ivor Cummins, Chris Masterjohn, David Grimes, Malcolm Kendrick. Eat well, exercise well and you shouldn’t need more than occasional cheap out of patent drugs. Make sure your HDL, HbA1C, TGs, vitamin D are OK before you ‘go independent’.

          I read Dr. Peter Gotzsche’s 2013 book ‘Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime’ recently. It described a situation that had been developing for decades. 2020-23 wasn’t new, it was just a further overreach.

        • Amman January 7, 2023 at 8:45 am #

          Only 80 percent…

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 10:33 am #

      A lot of them are.

      They need to be boycotted.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 6, 2023 at 11:05 am #

        Honeywell is still trying to force jabs on people.

        That would be a good start.

  4. lizharmon January 6, 2023 at 9:39 am #

    I’ve noticed that the NFL has circled their wagons and don’t you dare even suggest that what happened to Damar Hamlin had anything to do with vax injury. Of course they did. They’re the ones that required their players to get all vaxxxed up to begin with. Now the only accxeptable explanation is a uniquely rare blow to the chest.

    All well and good, but let’s say that it is vaxxx injury and not the officially approved cause. What’s the league going to do when the next guy drops, or the one after him? I’ll tell you what they’re gonna do. They’re gonna go down with the ship. They’re in too deep to back out now. They promoted this. They demanded this. They caused this. All that is left is for them to pay for what they’ve done…and they will.

    • Mister Roboto January 6, 2023 at 9:44 am #

      You really have to wonder what life in this country is going to be like once all of our major institutions are so thoroughly disgraced and discredited.

      • jphem60 January 6, 2023 at 9:51 am #

        Different I’d say.

      • redrock January 6, 2023 at 10:17 am #

        Maybe character and integrity will have a resurgence??????

        • DrTomSchmidt January 6, 2023 at 11:51 am #

          The only doctors I’ll trust without investigating now are ones who were fired/penalized for opposing the vaxx.

      • mrs_saj January 6, 2023 at 11:00 am #

        I’d like to see the slew of lawsuits that is coming, start now.

      • John Doe January 6, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

        Better since most major institutions have been corrupted

    • Minnie Van Horne January 6, 2023 at 9:53 am #

      Hey Liz,

      Keep your eye on Super Bowl Sunday. Things could get quite interesting on the field that day.

      Whatever will the NFL say? Whatever will the NYT and WaPo say? What will Brandon, and Dr. Fauci, and Bill Gates, and Rochelle Walensky, and the CEOs of Big Pharma and Big Tech, and the heads of the CDC and the WHO and the intelligence agencies … and well, you see what I mean. It could all get a wee bit uncomfortable for them.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 10:24 am #

        My local hospital, excuse me, my local Health still has the mask thing going on, I think perhaps because they don’t want to admit how stupid they were about the virus in the first place.

        Maybe in a decade or so people will forget why they started the nosense in the first place and it will stop.

        • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 10:37 am #

          Still wearing them here too, in spite of no local, regional, or state mandates. Won’t even see you either if you have cold or flu symptoms. Have to do a video appointment.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 11:05 am #

            Video appointments were one of the goals all along.

          • Uncle Bob January 6, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

            Ditto in central Hochul-land.

          • ThorsHammer January 7, 2023 at 9:04 am #

            I drove 40 miles across a mountain pass for an appointment with my long-term family care doctor. His intake nurse insisted that I muzzle up. When I refused she kicked me out of the door and threatened to call the sheriff.

            My doctor called me up that evening and apologized, staying that he hated wearing a mask for 10 hours a day, but the Big Hospital he worked for required it as a condition of employment.

            Why should I trust any doctor who chooses to ignore their Hippocratic Oath and replace it with intellectual subservience?

        • thirdcoastlegend January 6, 2023 at 11:07 am #

          The local university-controlled health system in this region is insisting on the, “surgical-style,” face diapers. Cloth is absolutely haram.

        • abbybwood January 6, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

          All UCLA facilities are mask only and they are still pushing the “six feet apart” line.

          • mrs_saj January 7, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

            The “six feet apart” element of all this funny.

            In approximately Sept 2021, Scott Gottlieb was interviewed by Margaret Brennan. I don’t remember if it was on her Face The Nation program or not. Anyway, Gottlieb used to be a commissioner for the FDA. During the interview, he told a story about being called to the White House during the early days of COVID (early 2020) when the Trump administration was trying to craft a public policy to rollout.

            Gottlieb and his cohorts asked the White House for a policy of ten feet of social distancing.

            The administration was aghast. “You can’t run an economy with ten feet of social distancing,” was the answer from the White House.

            “Ok, how about six feet?”

            ————————————

            THAT is how we got six feet! There is no medical basis for it at all, which makes it relatively, if not completely, useless.

            You get one guess what Scott Gottlieb was doing by the time Sept 2021 rolled around and he gave this interview. Yep, he was at that time done with the FDA and was by then on Pfizer’s Board of Directors pushing “vaccines”. He wanted people to know that six feet social distancing was worthless so he could help sell vaccines.

            These people are just evil.

    • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 10:34 am #

      Yes, as Mick predicted last week, the consensus has already formed around commodious stinkus, or whatever that half-baked hit in the chest theory is called.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 10:53 am #

      I noticed that the doctors’ update on Damar Hamlin’s condition was full of praise for the Bill’s staff on the field, who recognized the problem and took immediate life-saving actions.

      They mentioned something about unusual it is for heart victims to have the help they need so close by, and how fortunate.

      It had me thinking this morning, what if it wasn’t luck, what if they had prepared ahead of time because they knew something like this could happen?

      • Not_GeorgeT January 6, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

        It is SOP to have those resources present.

    • prolife73 January 6, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

      I listen to the Buffalo radio station (WBEN) and I scream at it regularly as they ignore the elephant in the room. I read a good suggestion today for all the football players mandated to get this abomination. Go to a private M.D.(not team doctors!) and request a blood test called a troponin level. This will reveal if there is any damage to the heart muscle if it is elevated. An MRI of the heart could indicate if there is heart remodeling indicative of myocarditis. If their mandate injured you- sue the hell out of the NFL.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 6, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

        This is on Substack, not behind a paywall, gives a detailed look at the incident:

        Cardiac Arrest and Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes’: Damar Hamlin: Separating what is provable versus speculation based upon clinical medicine, pathophysiology, & research. Sanjay Verma, MD FACC

        not to be confused with Sanjay Verma, MD who is a gastroenterologist.

        Sanjay Verma, MD FACC can be found, among other locations, on ‘The Defender’
        Childrens Health Defense dot org without the spaces between the words.

      • WadeWaters January 8, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

        Let me tell you how it will be.
        Blood clots for you, money for me.
        Cause I’m the VAX man. Yeah, I’m the VAX man.

        • Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2023 at 9:28 pm #

          And you’re not gonna work without meeeee….

    • mrJones January 6, 2023 at 4:58 pm #

      I doubt most of these professional athletes actually took the jab. Their livelihood to totally based on their physical well being. They have their own person doctor and even the team doctor would go along with whatever they want. So I’m confident most athletes behind a closed door took it with a wink wink nod nod. The EU maybe not so much. So compare the number of footballers in the EU that have dropped on the pitch with those of the NFL and NHL, its near nil in the US.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 7, 2023 at 3:09 am #

        You are assuming the US athletes have some control. Big assumption.

    • Amman January 7, 2023 at 8:47 am #

      Stupid is as stupid does.

  5. JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 9:42 am #

    Good to see Kunstler.com back on line.

    A good measure of the intelligence of a society is the wealth of legitimate knowledge of its professional classes.

    Well, guess what, this country is getting stupider by the year. It’s ability to discern bullshit is falling rapidly as its dependence on the government increases, and for all the reasons we have discussed over and over.

    Think about the hang up in the House right now. Twenty people have the reason and the guts to say enough is enough, we need to stop socializing this country. Hooray for them. Anyone who says it is not expedient, like Hannity, is part of the RINOs. Fox is definitely show how shallow it’s conservative roots are.

    BTW, most of the “concessions” are related to making the floor of the House more democratic, and diluting the power of the leadership. They do not trust a long time RINO.

    RINOs all over the country are complaining that the GOP cannot get to the business of cutting back on the spending. Bull, shutting down the House has that effect. 18 GOPers voted for the 1.7 trillion debacle a couple of weeks ago. These twenty want them punished by stopping all 18 GOP Senators from having bills considered in the House.

    I, for one, like what I am seeing. One potential disaster is there though. What if 6 RINOs jump fence and vote for Jeffries. The Twenty are walking a tightrope.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 6, 2023 at 10:01 am #

      It is a danger, AZ, but a line must be drawn in the sand at some point. I think this is the point.

      If any RINO’s vote to put a Democrat in the Speaker’s chair it will simple affirm what we all already knew: RINO’s cannot be trusted. They are Seamp Creatures and natural collaborators – Quislings really – who love scheming with Communist Democrats to loot and destroy our country.

      So I really don’t think that scenario will materialize. It would blow their cover for all to see what they truly are.

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 6, 2023 at 10:02 am #

        Swamp creatures

    • redrock January 6, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      As a Marine Sgt in Vietnam my bullshit detectors were honed. Makes it difficult to live in the midst of so much of it. I shit canned people at the first sign of it.

      • elysianfield January 6, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

        Sgt Rock,
        Echo (Easy) Company?

    • Bill of Rights January 6, 2023 at 10:55 am #

      Thanks for that summary JohnAZ.

  6. dplainview January 6, 2023 at 9:42 am #

    Q: Doesn’t “The mRNA products made by Pfizer and Moderna did not stop transmission of Covid-19 and were causing widespread harm, especially in the working-age population between 25 and 64 who were forced to take the shots to keep their jobs.” help to create a vaccine expempt replacement workforce entering from the Southern border?

    • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 9:47 am #

      Hmmm, could this be a replacement strategy from the Mob to darken our workforce?

      • elysianfield January 6, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

        John, BRH, and others;

        The mob?

        CHICAGO THREATENS TO PULL LICENSES FOR AIR CARGO: The city of Chicago threatened to revoke licenses for contractors handling cargo for airlines at O’Hare International Airport if the contractors do not open up to union organizers. Revoking contractor licenses would stop two-thirds of cargo traffic at O’Hare. Cargo airline executives warn it could take months to move the $200 billion per year in cargo traffic through O’Hare to other handling agents and facilities. (AC: O’Hare International Airport is a major air hub for North America. A disruption in cargo traffic would cause a strong ripple effect through supply lines in the rest of the country as cargo airlines scramble to find alternative routes

        You don’t suppose that the Chicago Outfit has made any inroads in the squeaky clean politics that Chicago represents? Or the unions?

        What could possibly go wrong?

        • Mick January 6, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

          Hopefully they’ll move that cargo traffic to DFW. It’s a central location in the country like Chicago, and the weather is better in the winter. And it is of course in a non-union, no make that an anti-union state.

        • BackRowHeckler January 6, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

          E. I spend these bleak winters picking a subject and researching the hell out of it; one year it was pirates, another it was Hemingway, yet another was the Philippine-American Wars 1898-1913. This season it’s been the Mob, the Mafia. I had no idea how powerful and influential they’ve been (even tho where I live its called Mafia Hill, with those Italian owned ornate brick mansions up there) You’re correct about the unions, the mob owns the unions. One example illustrates the influence of organized crime: Genovese Crime Family Godfather Frank Costello, successor to Lucky Luciano and head of The Commission, kept a small office in City Hall in Manhattan — attached to the Mayor’s office lol. And not just one Mayor either! Just in NYC alone, in 1980, there were and estimated 25,000 associates, captains, soldiers, consigliere etc. That’s just the 5 families in NYC not counting all the guys in New England (Patriarchas) NJersey, SJersey, Atlantic City, the Chicago Outfit (who had a seat on the Commission) the Purple Gang in Detroit, Cleveland, Las Vegas, LA, Kansas City, Buffalo, Montreal, New Orleans, Miami, Tampa — maybe 100,000 organized criminals who’s tentacles reached into literally everything. One thing that really stands out reading about the mob is the casual murder over the decades and the past century; if you’re associated with La Costa Nostra you’re most likely gonna end up with a bullet in your head, and the person who puts it there you’ve most likely known your whole life, a friend, sometimes even a brother, son or father.

          • Woodchuck January 7, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

            For a very long time, the US government has been passing legislation that funnels billions of dollars into mob coffers. It started with alcohol prohibition, and it has been continuing ever since. However, if you compare the Mafia to the “health care industry”, the Mafia is a relatively insignificant bunch of criminals. We like the Mafia because some of them are and have been colorful, unique, and even comical characters. They are cut from a different cloth from the Dr. Megele’s we have in our med system. People coming from a Nazi state of mind are colorless killing machines, and have no problems with destroying entire nations and killing billions. The Mob has so such aims or desires, they only kill for business reasons, not because they are homicidal psychopaths.

        • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

          John Az’s use of the word “Mob” is genius, as it gets everyone thinking about the Italians as per BRH’s post. What a way to avoid the Truth. Other people use different stratagems. Poor Alex Jones raves about the Chinese takeover of Hollywood.

          What was the best movie about the Mafia? The Godfather. Who is other group in the movie besides the Italians? Those are the ones who graduated to the big time and took America from the WASPS.

  7. Irish January 6, 2023 at 9:45 am #

    You’re one of the few people out here telling the truth. And you tell it with such clarity and reason. Keep it up Jim. People are beginning to pay attention.

  8. RaymondR January 6, 2023 at 9:45 am #

    Thanks Jim

    The powers-that-be who are asking for forgiveness or amnesty should remember the ancient axiom: no forgiveness without repentance

    Also: I really enjoyed your podcast with Dave Collum

  9. Murph January 6, 2023 at 9:45 am #

    “Hospital” became “Hospital System” then “Health System” and now, frequently, “Health,” as in “Mercy Health”–so now Health is a product you (and your “Payer”) purchase from a giant conglomerate. Meanwhile the clerical board members from the old Baptist and Presbyterian and Catholic hospitals have disappeared along with the religious affiliations.

    • Woodchuck January 6, 2023 at 11:02 am #

      I’ve got a new term for “healthcare system”, and that’s “medical industrial complex”. They are doing the very same things now that the military industrial complex does – killing people and getting paid very well to do it.

      • mrs_saj January 6, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        MIC is taken. Can we go with “HIC” Health Industrial Complex?

        • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

          And just as the firemen in Farenheit 451 start fires, burning books to be exact. Doctors now inject disease in to the human body as their main function.

        • Pat Ormsby January 7, 2023 at 3:16 am #

          It has nothing to do with health! How about “SIC”? Sickness Industrial Complex.

          • mrs_saj January 7, 2023 at 4:27 pm #

            love it!

  10. jphem60 January 6, 2023 at 9:49 am #

    My father was an M.D. as was his grandfather, and up until the Covid plandemic I had always held the medical profession in high regard. No longer is that the case.

    At least my father, who died in 2001, never lived to see the day when what had been his calling in life could sink low.

    • MimiTN January 6, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

      My Dad was an M.D. also. He took a very dim view of the 1968 formation of Hospital Corporation of America here in my town by the Frist family. Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr., brother of former TN Sen. Bill Frist, is now worth about $17 billion.

      Dad thought it was unethical for physicians to get into the business of owning hospitals.

      The practice of medicine has never been the same. I’m glad he’s not here to see it.

      My brother, also an M.D., retired early.

  11. Wizard of the Saddle January 6, 2023 at 9:56 am #

    Jim – I had the exact same experience with my own PC doctor in 2021. He had clearly imbibed the Kool-Aid and he urged me to take the COVID jabs. I politely refused and went about my business.

    It finally caught the uber-contagious Omicron variant in July of 2022. It was a weird experience and it gave me one mother of a headache for two days, but it otherwise was no worse than the normal upper respiratory infections that I have experienced in the past. I used Ivermectin and got an infusion of synthetic antibodies and in no time I was done with it.

    To this day I remain free of the COVID jabs and intend to stay that way.

    Your point about the loss of confidence in Big Medicine is a valid one. Prior to the pandemic I was an enthusiastic proponent of vaccinations in general and had never doubted or refused one that I thought I should take – especially the annual flu vaccine. But now I have completely lost trust in doctors, Big Pharma and the entire medical establishment. For the first time in over 30 years I refused the flu vaccine in 2022. That decision was entirely driven by the appalling experience of the past 3 years.

    • mrs_saj January 6, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

      Both of my parents are degreed pharmacists. They received their Bachelor of Science degrees around 1972. I was born in 1970, so I had a much lighter childhood vaccine schedule than the one that exists today. I told one of my parents, I think when I was 28, that I had just received my tetanus booster. I’m saving some stories about my parents for another day, so let me just say that ‘my parent’, I don’t want to say which one, went ballistic.

      “What are you doing getting a tetanus booster? Do you run around barefoot? Do you play with rusty farm equipment? Don’t ever do that again.”

      I refused the tetanus booster when I was 38 and 48 and told my doctor why. He didn’t have much to say.

      • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 10:15 am #

        My dad dragged me to the doctor every time I stepped on a nail and got me a tetanus booster, so I kept that habit.

        The last time I stepped on a nail I was coming down a ladder and stepped on a board with a nail sticking out and it went right through my shoe and into my foot. I had to pull the board off my foot.
        So I asked my friend to give me a DT, but she accidentally gave me a DTP. So I am fully immunized, as they say.

        But then I had a facebook friend whose mother worked at the CDC, so she was gung ho on vaccines, but she didn’t take tetanus shots because she had a titer that said that she was immune.

        It never occurred to me to get a tetanus titer, although I had one for mumps and it turned out I am immune even though I never had the mumps. I was exposed to them as a child, but never got sick.

        I had the measles, but my sister didn’t, but a titer showed that she is immune. My nephew had the chickenpox, but my niece didn’t, but a titer showed she is immune.

        I will never get another tetanus shot. I am just going to assume that I am immune.
        And I had covid so I am immune to that also.

        It’s just that they keep releasing new bioweapons and telling us they are “variants”.

        • Woodchuck January 7, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

          Stepping on nails stuck in boards. If you do carpentry long enough, this experience is inevitable. It’s happened to me more than once. If you’re wearing a heavy duty work boot with thick soles, the nail is not only stuck in your flesh, but stuck firmly in the boot as well. And the board is also stuck on your foot, immobilizing you until you can remove it. If the nail stuck a big vein in your foot, then you’ll be going squish squish in there until the now bloody boot comes off. Bleeding is good if not excessive, helps wash out the wound for you and sterilize things.

          I used to get bad colds and bronchitis every now and then as a youth. Sometimes I’d come down with something after working in a dusty industrial setting where I should have used a face mask. But as I grew older I got fewer cases of flu. At the moment, it’s been at least 20 years since my last cold or flu and I’m in my 70’s. I’d have no reason whatsoever to get any flu shots. I never came down with any covid stuff, even though I was exposed to it. But I do take regular supplements of vit C and zinc, and I also eat a lot of garden food I grow myself. I do believe my immune system is in great shape and that I’ve been very lucky so far.

          • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

            You are probably immune by now to most circulating colds and flu.
            I used to get at least 2 colds a year, as a child. But I haven’t gotten a cold for a while now.

            And I worked ER for 25 years, through all those previous “pandemics”, most of which I didn’t even notice, because back then the TV didn’t hype them as much.
            I figure I must be immune to most strains of flu, from being exposed every year to every thing that came around.

            The bioweapons, though, are designed to be more communicable.

        • mrs_saj January 7, 2023 at 4:39 pm #

          Just looked up DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) and titer (blood test for immunity). Thanks. I’m learning all the time!

  12. JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 9:58 am #

    OMG!

    There are two new variants being tracked of Covid.

    How damn many variants exist of the common cold, last I heard is was upwards to 200.

    How many variants of the flu or RSV?

    Why Covid? Why aren’t people spending time trying to understand Covid and what to do to treat it? Why aren’t people spending time what the true story is relative to the Vaxx?

    Washington power is the reason, and this will continue until DC is cut back.

    • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

      You’re still terrified and believing them. Wait until they reveal the next big one in 2025: You will take the Vax again.

      Your mind is out of control.

    • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 10:19 am #

      I have heard that there are 80 viruses that cause upper respiratory symptoms.
      By the time you are an adult you’ve had a bunch of them and are immune.

      There are 1400 human pathogens (I just looked it up).

      Are they going to announce that we need injections for all of them?

  13. 333333 January 6, 2023 at 10:01 am #

    The pretenses have pretty much fallen away and it’s stark, It’s all about money and power. There’s nothing else to these people.

    Nothing is off limits. They’ll cheat, lie, steal, kill with their insatiable appetite for more. How much more damage does this monster do, question of the age.

  14. John K January 6, 2023 at 10:02 am #

    Time to fire your doctor, Jim. But I suppose there’s few alternatives unless you go the naturopathy route.

    I’m bracing myself for another round of virus madness, considering that Gates & Co. just war-gamed another pandemic a couple of months back. We know what follows when that happens . . . but maybe the public won’t be so easily duped next time? I can always dream.

    • JTinMD January 6, 2023 at 10:43 am #

      Medical checkups with your long-time GP have become like visits to Jiffy Lube. You get the standard oil/filter change and liquid top-offs, then they try to upsell you with new wiper blades, filters, etc.

      My GP: All’s well. Here’s orders for blood tests. Did you get your Covid shot?

      Me: No.

      GP: Why not, for crying out loud???

      Me: Don’t trust ’em.

      GP: Oh, You’re on THAT pile.

      Yeah. What a dick. But I’m not gonna change doctors now, after 20 yrs with the same quack!

      • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 10:55 am #

        Better to trust the fool you know…

      • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

        You should have given him a heart punch to induce Commio.

      • GreenAlba January 6, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

        When my kids were tiny, I would find myself at the GP practice from time to time with their childhood illnesses. I’d see the poster on the wall advertising the ‘Well Woman’ clinic they held, and periodically I’d make a mental note to give it a go. Forty years later I still haven’t made it. I’d never had a ‘check-up’ in my life, until the nurse asked me if she could check my blood pressure when I was in getting my first flu jab at age 65 (got my last one at 68 and won’t be getting any more). Apart from a minor cancer being picked up through the screening programme (not at the GP surgery), I’ve been fine, which I’ve always assumed to be the case unless evidence suggested otherwise.

        Until that first flu vaxx at 65 my last vaccine was against cholera for a holiday in 1972. The UK has gone vaxx mad since covid, of course, but the US seems to have been vaxx mad for decades.

  15. Hockeyguy January 6, 2023 at 10:13 am #

    Saw my PCP a couple weeks ago. Only a passing “need any updates on vaccines?” was offered and I quickly but politely declined.

    I recall reading years ago that even as the German locals were marched through the remains of the camps after liberation, some simply couldn’t accept the truth and continued to deny it. Likewise, I think you could give these “vaccines” to an NFL stadium full of 70k people live on TV, and as hundreds immediately fell over dead, and hundreds more over the subsequent days/weeks, most of the country, the medical establishment, and the CDC would just shrug and yawn. Nothing would happen. Nothing would change.

    We are in a very deep societal hole indeed, and far too many of our fellow citizens refuse to stop their hysterical and panicked digging long enough to understand the problem.

    • Woodchuck January 6, 2023 at 10:58 am #

      Used to be the fascists had to round people up by using force. They’d stick them in cattle cars, and then place them in camps whereby “work makes them free”. Then comes the shower scenes and gas ovens.

      However, today such methods are unecessary. Just tell everyone they need a shot instead of a “shower”. Much simpler, and you don’t have to use the soldiers’ precious time for doing the roundups. They can be out fighting for “democracy” while the nurses with needles do the all the killing instead.

      • Rowdypiglet January 6, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

        @Woodchuck, Yes, it’s different this time around. But part of the problem is that many people would have changed their minds by now if it weren’t for the realization that they’d have to face the likelihood they’ve signed their own death warrants. That’s pretty terrifying.

        My sister encouraged everyone in the family to get the vaxx. She lost her son to “sudden” soon thereafter. Her daughters-in-law have had each of the boosters and have each had Covid two or three times. She herself has quietly stopped taking them. I don’t raise the subject because I know she’s unable to bear the thought of having encouraged her son to do something that ended his life. Many people are in similar positions and cannot face the truth due to a toxic combination of guilt and fear. They have few choices, and no good ones.

        • Hereward the Woke January 6, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

          Rowdy, that is what seems to be happening here in Europe too. On the one hand, the vaxtards are too scared to contemplate the increasingly obvious reality; on the other hand they are quietly opting out of any more boosters. Cognitive dissonance at its finest.

        • mrs_saj January 6, 2023 at 10:00 pm #

          Rowdypiglet,

          Your sister has made an excellent choice if she has stopped taking the vaccines.

          So sorry about your nephew.

      • abbybwood January 6, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

        Speaking of nurses doing all the killing (I am a R.N.), where is the ANA (American Nurses Association) in all this?

        It seems nurses are generally more activist than doctors. Odd they haven’t organized to stop this jab insanity.

        Maybe it IS all coming down to prioritizing licenses and paychecks over their actual lives.

        • Socratic Dog January 6, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

          CNA is completely and absolutely behind the program. Did absolutely nothing to stop nurses losing their livelihoods.

          Safe to assume ANA is the same.

          Dumb fucks.

        • anyone can January 6, 2023 at 10:13 pm #

          I was a hospital employee also. Coworkers ran to get “vaccinated” as soon as it came out – until one of our paramedics had seizures and was admitted to ICU with transverse myelitis. Enthusiasm came to a screeching halt.
          Then the mandate. There were zero exemptions. The CDC said there were no contraindications to vaccination and their word was gospel. I and many others quit rather than get jabbed.

          My family thought I was insane. I started a totally unrelated business in the middle of a shutdown economy and it was the best decision ever. I took lots of flack about not believing in the medicine that paid me well over the years. Now sadly there are three dying of cancer all in one family – aggressive prostate, glioblastoma and primary liver. They all got vaccinated, double or triple stabbed and boosted together because another family member had a transplant and needed to be “protected”. Now they all have a death sentence and the person with the transplant had extremely mild 18 hour covid. The irony is indescribable.

          Ask yourself why there is an enormous shortage of staff in hospitals. It’s because we have seen the effects of the vaccine. We don’t want medical treatment forced on us because we know there are side effects to every thing we do. Many quit and left health care or moved to non-patient care positions. Apology or not, we are not forgiving the medical industry for the way they treated us. No trade group, association, or public figure stood up for us and the federal government got away with mandating the vaccination. We will not be a cog in the profit machine of medicine.

          • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

            Yes, meditate on the dark genius behind the Vax: All negative or latent conditions are exacerbated by it or made active. Some of the best mind in the world must have worked on this for many years to produce a bioweapon that can enact a stealth genocide. No doubt a few of them must have been granted a position in the Capstone of the Pyramid for their service.

          • Ron Anselmo January 8, 2023 at 12:58 am #

            @Janos

            You are 100% correct. On one iteration of the CDC list of “vaccine” side effects – prior to the page being scrubbed mightily – the last bullet-pointed side effect was Vaccine Disease Acceleration. Meaning any preexisting disease or latent conditions were accelerated. Un-fucking-believable, but true.

      • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 10:23 am #

        Are you sure they used force to round people up in Germany, Woodchuck?
        I have seen photos of people lined up for the trains, carrying their suitcases.
        I assume that they were told that they were going somewhere that required luggage, so they believed it.

        Maybe they were told it was for their ”safety”.

    • Alzaebo January 6, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

      The German locals bombed their own supply convoys? Is that what they did?

  16. redrock January 6, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    You threw a ringer on this one. Modern medicine is all about the money. Like a slot machine you touch it and the drugs and bills fall out. Doctors are awash in money and don’t forget the dental profession riding on the coat tails. Scams everywhere. I took a dentist to court and got a refund after he tried to scam me.

  17. neurodoc January 6, 2023 at 10:17 am #

    The American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (aaps.com) has strongly called for an end to the vac scam and they are filing lawsuits on behalf of Doctors who were disciplined for speaking against the fake vaxx. They also have a protocol for treating cov with hcq and ivermectin.

    • SangPur January 6, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

      Sounded interesting, so I checked them out.

      Correction, though: it’s The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (aapsonline.org)

      • TPTB-USA January 7, 2023 at 6:52 am #

        Physicians/Facilities Offering Early Treatment
        c19protocols.com/physicians-facilities-offering-early-treatment/

        Guide to Home-Based COVID Treatment PDF e-Booklet
        aapsonline.org/covidpatientguide/

    • TPTB-USA January 7, 2023 at 6:32 am #

      Do you have an opinion, or know, if an x-ray, ct scan, MRI, and/or PET scan would present spike proteins throughout the body, as a result of covid, as cancer? Or, would spike proteins distinctly present themselves as something else?

      • TPTB-USA January 7, 2023 at 7:48 pm #

        What You Need to Know About COVID Vaccines and Imaging Scans
        urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/what-you-need-to-know-about-covid-vaccines-and-imaging-scans

  18. Claire Potter January 6, 2023 at 10:23 am #

    My 75 yr old husband had the same experience. His doctor told him it was “bad” that he wasn’t vaccinated for COVID. Then 4 months later he went to her again (unvaccinated) and she did not even bring it up. As for me, I haven’t been to a doctor since COVID.

    • abbybwood January 6, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

      Same for me.

      In February 2021 my UCLA (Santa Monica) primary doctor tried the hard sell on me and I handed her print-outs on Ivermectin.

      Nobody has mentioned jabs since.

      • TPTB-USA January 7, 2023 at 6:39 am #

        My experience, as an observer with a front row seat, is that it is critical to find a PCP with an open mind; and if your PCP gives you “the hard sell” a second time, that is your clue to run!

    • Anthea January 6, 2023 at 7:48 pm #

      My doctor is one of the few doctors who prescribed Ivermectin, and our local pharmacy was willing to fill the prescription. She never went along with the covid scam or the vaccine scam. I’ve never discussed it with her, but her stance of that stuff is well known locally.

  19. steppingup January 6, 2023 at 10:30 am #

    Good post. My opinion is that even if the people (fauci, wellensky, etc..)all dissapeared it would not matter. We are not fighting against people but principalities, and the powers of evil. Long past time to put on the armor of God… Just saying

    • Hereward the Woke January 6, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

      Forget all the “powers and principalities” stuff. That’s generalising and depersonalising evil. We need to go after the people who pushed this – with extreme prejudice.

      • Alzaebo January 6, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

        Exactly. Exactly. That’s where “the devil taught us he didn’t exist” came from. We were taught to worship the devil instead.

  20. Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 10:31 am #

    Excellent observations today, Jim.

    My local PC provider was surprisingly short with me this year. No endless harangues about my weight, BP, blood sugar and all the rest of it, and a simple perfunctory offer of the vaxx (which I refused) with no further push. I might have misinterpreted, but it felt to me like he was chafing under the pressure from the HMO’s management goons, as he was usually much more forthcoming. Perhaps he’s seeing the writing on the wall of which you speak this week? One can only hope.

    Locally, I’m also noticing a trend toward more visiting doctors, which in fairness is probably normally much more prevalent in this part of the country. Doctors servicing multiple hospitals and/or private practices and clinics. Same with PA’s, who have become the new MDs for many.

    And finally, I can’t help but feel that much of this is intended to drive people away from seeking “healthcare” in the first place, which is a mixed bag in my opinion. Much of what passes for healthcare these days is of dubious value at best, even allowing for the Covid nonsense; having long since largely turned into a prescription drug pushing enterprise.

    • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 10:27 am #

      The old folks of my day used to call doctors “pill pushers”.

      Now I’m the old folk warning my family (who don’t pay attention.)

  21. Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 10:34 am #

    I have never followed football, and I haven’t followed baseball closely since the covid nuttery, but I had noticed in this season they have instituted some new practices that weren’t sitting too well with the fans.

    Taking out pitchers so they have no opportunity for a no-hitter, for one.

    In football, it seems to be that they are calling fouls for behavior that used to be just a normal part of the game.

    I had thought this was in service of the globalist goals of the “authorities” having the absolute right to declare Safety! as more important than, well, anything.

    Now I’m thinking they didn’t want the ballplayers straining those chest muscles too much, for some reason, or the footballers taking too hard a hit to that area.

    • Woodchuck January 6, 2023 at 10:52 am #

      It’s time to change it all over to touch football…..the fans will love it!

      • Mick January 6, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

        ‘Two below’ football would be a hit with the LGBTQ fans. Or convert them into being bans, I should say.

      • Billy Hill January 6, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

        Touch Football! A wonderful sport! Retain the blocking, eliminate the tackling. I used to play in a city league in Atlanta in the 70’s and the worst injury I ever saw was a broken collarbone — that actually occurred at a practice session. The victim was a vegetarian and we all privately thought that was part of the problem.

    • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

      Watch the old version of Rollerball. The Globalists couldn’t stand one man dominating the game so they set out to kill him during the game, using players from other teams.

  22. Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 10:34 am #

    Very detailed yet not overly wordy or complicate piece today.

    • Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

      not overly wordy or complicate piece today. BofO

      ===============

      I was thinking of mentioning that “complicate” should have been “complicated” but then I said to myself “Nah, probably everyone knew what BofO meant.” 🙂 🙂

      • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

        Adding the d would have made it complicated, so I didn’t correct it when I noticed it.

  23. Zoltar January 6, 2023 at 10:36 am #

    In this week’s edition of his weekly blog on monopolistic practices, Mat Stoller reports on Ponzi Hospitals:

    “ProPublica wrote a story on private equity group Leonard Green and Partners, which bought 17 hospitals and loaded them up with debt to pay itself dividends. Now some of these hospitals are closing, and administrators often refuse to pay vendors for the gas in ambulances. Some of these facilities “have had bedbugs in patient rooms, rampant water leaks from the ceilings and what one hospital manager acknowledged to a state inspector “looks like feces” on the wall,” along with “dirty, corroded and cracked surgical instruments in the operating room.”

    Earlier this month, CBS did a story on Prospect Medical Holdings, a fund that owns over twenty hospitals and engages in extractive arrangements, such as shutting down critical care facilities so they can generate cash. In 2018, Prospect took out a $1.12 billion loan and paid itself a $457 million dividend, saddling the hospital with the debt. The CEOs take was $90 million. The title of the story says it all: “What they’ve done is extremely evil.”

    The private equity sociopaths literally don’t care whether they victimize Hitler or Mother Teresa, and the congressmen they own permit them to do whateverthehell they want.

    I have friends who teach nursing at a local community college. Many of their students are well past traditional college age – single mothers working multiple jobs while taking a demanding academic program. After all of that effort and sacrifice, twenty-seven per cent resign in the first year. How many hospital CEO’s would or even could work four consecutive twelve-hour days, as they require of their nurses?

    What kind of country tolerates this sort of thing?

    • BackRowHeckler January 6, 2023 at 10:57 am #

      A good article in National Review this week about the Sanford Medical group in NDakota, who run the state’s largest hospital; bizarrely, their main lobbying efforts appear to be promoting transgender surgery and hormone therapy for children and teenagers. Apparently, that’s where the money is. I know it sounds strange, especially in a state like NDakota. It’s a lengthy article, well documented — I had to read it twice.

      • stelmosfire January 6, 2023 at 11:35 am #

        Our woke Sec of Defense Lloyd Austin, he of two face masks and a goofy plastic face shield, immediately upon leaving the the army was in with Ratheon for 3 million a year. He also signed on as a director on the board of Tenet Health Care for a few million more. Amazing how a former army guy can turn a military retirement into millions of dollars. He ‘s got his hand in all the pies. Of course Raytheon makes billions off the Patriot missile system which we have the Z-Man penciled in for. A single Patriot missile battery goes for a cool billion and each missile is 4 million dollars. The Z-man ordered a half dozen like they were freakin’ Dunkin’ Donuts.

        • Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

          He also signed on as a director on the board of Tenet Health Care for a few million more. – stelmo

          ============

          I very much doubt your dollar figure for membership on a board. Google tells me the average board membership pays $84,911 per year.

          • stelmosfire January 6, 2023 at 3:30 pm #

            And Joe Biden became a multi-millionaire on a Senator’s salary of 200 g’s a year. First mistake,believing anything Google tells ya.

          • stelmosfire January 6, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

            And for God’s sake don’t believe any of the BS I spew on here.

        • The Wrestling Professor January 6, 2023 at 7:52 pm #

          I was confused for a second or two. The Z Man is a popular socio-political blogger. He’s on our side. Not to be confused with the globalist sock puppet who plays the president of Ukraine.

      • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        I do believe that’s where Sam Brinton was teaching a kink class, at a university there. But I’m not positive. Nebraska or NDak. One of the two. Two states where one would definitely not expect to see that.

      • Rowdypiglet January 6, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

        @BackRowHeckler,

        As bad as the vax thing is, and the doctors complicit in it, I actually think the transgender surgeries and drugging of children is worse. How can anyone, or any doctor especially, justify removing healthy organs from children? These pitiful kids are forever denied a normal life.

        The combination of greed and mental illness that has permitted this evil to become an industry is something the like of which has never been seen before. And, having found in this a way to make lifelong patients who are at the mercy of big pharma, it has attracted every sociopath on earth to take part in it – from teachers, pharma reps, psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, unions, educational bodies, media, universities, etc. Its monetary potentials extend into almost everything, and it appears that people will do and say anything to get their piece of the pie.

        This has been tried before, but they have never found anything that had quite the potential for lifelong harvesting of victims. Go back a while and you’ll recall that there was a great fuss made about anorexia – suddenly it was an “epidemic” among teen girls. The process unrolled in the usual way: predatory non-profits were set up, with donations going to huge salaries for the CEOS, pharma companies produced useless and dangerous drugs, doctors and psychologists and therapists got in on it for their take of the profits. But the “epidemic” went away because it never really existed in the first place and they couldn’t think of a way to keep it going.

        But if you destroy your victim’s normal bodily functions as part of the accepted protocol for “helping” them, and in such a way that they can never return to normal, you’ve solved the problem of having to invent the next fake epidemic. In attempting to sell a gender reassignment clinic to one of the universities, the creature promoting it claimed it as a great money maker because the fortunate recipients of the mutilation would be patients for the rest of their lives.

        It’s this that makes the trans industry a form of evil that has no real historical parallel.

        • BackRowHeckler January 6, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

          This has its roots in the experiments of Dr. Mengele at Auschwitz — he would perform these kind of Mephistophelian surgeries on young people he would get from the camps — the children would be mutilated and none of them would survive.

          • Alzaebo January 6, 2023 at 8:09 pm #

            Hahahaha. Judas priest.
            Secret Germans own Teva Pharmaceutical, and have expanded mutilation clinics from 5 to 2200.

            Oh wait, I’m going to get a breathless recitation of magic bug powder theory. I guess those secret deutsche created the Institute for Sexual Health in Berlin, too. They burned the books to keep their secrets safe!

        • SpeedyBB January 6, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

          I recall very clearly reading, in the 1950s, the tale of one Christine Jorgensen, who garnered instant fame of getting himself cut up and transformed into something nature never invented.

          The thought of those scalpels doing their work made me very uneasy. As a man. It would not even have made credible science fiction.

          Checking out “Christine” on Wikipedia, it seems he/she went on to a career of fame. Pioneer and all that.

          Creepy. Even for Denmark (kind of a creepy society anyway, I’ve always thought).

    • farmgal January 6, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

      @Zoltar – my daughter is a hospice nurse with a large firm in Atlanta. It was recently bought out by an accounting conglomerate. First thing they did was provide new scrubs for the nurses then refuse to pay for patients’ adult diapers and Boost meal supplements.

      Just like many posters on this forum have advised, she tells me to not get sick and for God’s sake don’t go to a hospital.

    • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

      Capitalism is a disease. It’s like a hooked up rat pressing a lever to get its pleasure centers electrically simulated. It will do so unto it dies of thirst.

      Hardcore Capitalists aren’t really human anymore. Ditto Feminists, Communists, etc.

  24. MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 10:41 am #

    Another great article today, James, thank you.

    It seems beyond insane that any institution or physician would STILL be pushing this poison jab, but they are doubling down, albeit while holding their noses, it would seem.

    Shows you what power the WEF has!

    • mrs_saj January 6, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

      My grocery store still pipes in public service reminders to get your clot shot while you grocery shop!

      • Rowdypiglet January 6, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

        As usual, our host has extracted the marrow from the great mass of contradictions and falsehoods that beset us. I’m interested in the fact that some of the usual suspects seem to be trying to back away from their previous positions (like the Atlantic) whereas others are digging in and becoming even more insistent. Whatever the reason, the facade appears to be cracking. The more aware (or prescient) are attempting to reposition themselves against the possibility of retribution. I think that’s a hopeful sign.

      • Socratic Dog January 6, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

        I visit Phoenix, AZ, several times a year.

        Realized when I read your comment that the freeway billboards encouraging me to off myself with the kill shot are now absent. Previously widespread.

        I think that might mean something.

        • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 10:29 am #

          I went to Texas last February and we passed a billboard that was counting the deaths from the GMO injectables in real time.

          I was pleased to see that.

      • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:42 pm #

        Same here.

  25. Night Owl January 6, 2023 at 10:42 am #

    “The crisis was coming not so much from the Covid-19 virus itself, which had a death rate well under one percent of those infected […]”

    There is no virus. The gain of function work was used to help create the fake vaccine.

    Shedding is real; the spike proteins are shed and can cause mild illness to the “unvaccinated.” Those who took the shot had their bodies programmed to produce the spike protein using MRNA encased in a lipid nanoparticle — they are walking spike factories.

    Each new shot helps increase the production of the toxic spike proteins, destroying internal organs, the immune system, etc.

    The virus is a hoax. The shots kill.

    The end.

    • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      With respect, NO.

      If there was no such thing as a virus, where did the model for the s protein come from?

      I agree with you that it is the s protein which is the agent that the vaxx uses to sicken folks, probably on purpose.

      Did agents of human evil do gain of function research to kill significant numbers of people?

      Absolutely. How did the first six months, the months that many people died from Covid, happen? There was no vaxx, no evil mRNA generated s proteins. Something killed those folks.

      I, for one, believe that Evil in the hearts of a few scientists created an attempt at gain of function on a coronavirus, a common cold agent. They say it is to create agents of defense against viruses.

      BS, if their creations did not exist, there would be no need for vaxxes against them.

      This damn vaxx is the result of a cult of medical R and Ders that have been working on mRNA based delivery systems for decades as a cure for cancers, to change Damaged DNA in cells. Right there should have been a signal that these drugs should have been limited to cancer patients. The model for their operation was well known, and since been proven wrong.

      Oh boy, a panicked Trump White House was salivating when these researchers came in with a “preventive” for the crud clobbering the country at the time. What an opportunity for the researchers, a chance to test their model on a grande scope of people and bypass years of testing. A very hurried trial of 41000 folks and bam, it was approved on an emergency basis. 41000 pre approved folks to “prove” the goodness of the vaxx, a substance that when given to real populations showed the toxicity of the s proteins and the failure of the m RNA model.

      IMHO, work on mRNA should be relegated back to mice until the model of application can be proven as they violate the Hippocrates oath

      First, do no injury!

      BTW, what emergency still exists?

      • Night Owl January 6, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

        The spike protein exists in other viruses from the Corona family.

        No one died from Covid in the first six months. The “virus” had a less than 1% kill rate and it was proven that most of the deaths listed in the NHS and CDC data were listed as died “with” Covid — something I pointed out right at the start.

        To this day, they still don’t even have an actual test for “Covid.”

        There is not one shred of proof that Covid-19 exists.

        • spaingaroo January 6, 2023 at 7:45 pm #

          people died from negligence and midazolam, ventilation and remdesivir.
          plenty of people died, mainly all the old age home residents.

          • Night Owl January 7, 2023 at 11:37 am #

            Sure. People die every year. There was no excess mortality, however, untill the shots came out.

            Now there is unprecedented excess mortality (currently 20% here in Germany).

      • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

        As an honest person, you are no match for these devils. They simply called the flu, covid – and they got away with it.

        Human beings are a petri dish. So much can be found if tested with enough cycles.

        What was the name of that book about the Steal? The Enemy used six dimensions of cheating to create a tangle that can never be unjumbled. When simplicity works, they use simplicity. When complexity is good, they use that. It’s the same thing with Covid. They might well have created something in Wuhan. But to assume they used that everywhere doesn’t follow. They didn’t have to. There were simpler ways: bribery of hospitals, fake tests, and misnaming the flu.

        • GreenAlba January 6, 2023 at 9:48 pm #

          I don’t claim to know one way or the other, but Dr Pierre Kory has written an entire book on ivermectin, including the incontrovertible evidence that it pretty much cures covid.

          So either (a) Dr Kory is a charlatan, or (b) he has no idea what he’s talking about – or (c) ivermectin cures flu. If ivermectin cures flu, it’s odd that no-one has noticed this before.

          Dr Shankara Chetty likewise, apart from writing a book on it.

      • spaingaroo January 6, 2023 at 7:43 pm #

        and of those 41000 people in the first ‘trials’ 1223 died and 9500 disappeared never to be mentioned again.

      • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 10:42 am #

        There is no emergency anymore.

        Something like 90+% of the population has immunity now.

        The original bioweapon burned through the population in the winter, like all respiratory viruses, and was pretty much gone by summer.

        Then they released the “UK variant” in Dec. 2020 in order to scare people into getting injected.

        Then they released Delta in the summer (the summer???) of 2021, to scare the “hesitant” into getting injected. They also started going after the kids with Delta, telling us that they were somehow vulnerable even though they weren’t in school.

        Next time they say they are going for an enteric virus. I don’t know how they’re going to sell that one. Monkeypox didn’t fly.

    • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

      Yes, if the shedding was like getting vaxed, humanity would be doomed. As it is, the spikes are “spent” or something, and don’t seem to be able to replicate or enter deeply into the victim.

      • GreenAlba January 6, 2023 at 9:43 pm #

        I don’t think we know enough about shedding or how consistently it happens in individuals. There is a view that the children who died of hepatitis last year might have been victims of shedding from their parents (there is at least one paper on immune-mediated hepatitis post Moderna, from ages ago). Also I’ve seen samples of unvaccinated children’s blood with alleged graphene structures in it.

    • Amman January 8, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

      Well done. This is all that’s needed now. Short clear sharp messages for those of us who are challenged.

  26. MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 10:45 am #

    Elon Musk using his company to push for McCarthy as Speaker.

    What did I tell ya, folks? Once a WEF puppet, always a WEF puppet. Once a cabal member, always a cabal member. He’s using his platform to play politics. What a not-surprise.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/elon-musk-throws-support-behind-kevin-mccarthy/

    • JackStraw January 6, 2023 at 11:19 am #

      It’s more likely that McCarthy has been of assistance to Musk in his EV industry, and Musk is simply looking out for his business.

      He’s been the most outspoken advocate for free speech in this country for a very long time, and has put his financial future up as collateral for that stance.

      I’d hardly call him a WEF puppet.

      • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:44 pm #

        What is McCarthy doing on the WEF site, then?

    • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 11:19 am #

      It’s his first foray into politics.

      He’s a very quick study, however:

      “Subtle, but I am beginning to suspect opinions differ on this matter …

      If not McCarthy, then seriously who?”

      https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1611034662301995010?s=20&t=Ysatz7FO6xM-c6CWB3UCsA

      • mrs_saj January 6, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

        I like Jim Jordan. Is he perfect? No. Half of why I like him is he doesn’t want the job.

        • Night Owl January 6, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

          Jim Jordan would be a good choice. As would many of those refusing to vote for McC.

          All of these indiviudals have also shown that they have no specific allegiance to Trump, which is a good thing.

          This is the first time in many years that some politicians actually seem sincere in their belief that we must begin to do something about the corruption.

      • C.O.Jones January 6, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

        Maybe his first overt foray into politics.

        Everything the guy has done has relied on taxpayer subsidies – Tesla, Space-x, Starlink….I refuse to believe he hasn’t had back room dealings with lawmakers.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

          His first foray into public debate over politics, I should say.

          I doubt he had any back room dealing, I think he could summon them.

        • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:45 pm #

          You can’t be a CEO and be ignorant of politics. I don’t know where Beryl is getting that.

    • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

      Tucker last night: Elon Musk is about to release the Covid files.

      And remember his pronouns: Indict Fauci.

      I wish I could say that you will be forced to apologize, but of course you never do that.

      • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:45 pm #

        Well, I know the long game. You don’t seem to, being duped over and over again.

        • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

          No revolution succeeds without help from the upper class. If you expecting him to sell all he owns and donate it all to the poor – well then he couldn’t help us anymore like he can now.

          He’s no saint and if McCarthy can help him, then he’s likely to support him as stated above.

          The twitter files are a potent weapon against the Elite. This is of no possible benefit to them.

  27. BackRowHeckler January 6, 2023 at 10:46 am #

    Another question — maybe not quite as important as the efficacy of Covid vaccinations, but still quite important, is who is winning the Russia- Ukraine War? We don’t know. Western media giants like DW, BBC, CNN, Fox News etc claim brave Ukraine is winning hands down; Russia out of ammo, Russian soldiers are in a state of mutiny, Putin is on his last legs, the Russian army is in full retreat, Ukraine is poised to take back Crimea; great, the $145 billion we’ve spent so far hasn’t been wasted. But in the same segment you’ll hear that the Ukrainian electrical & transportation grids have been totally wrecked and the country is unlivable. Also, on Youtube, programs like the Duran and Col MacGregor interviews give you a total different picture — the Ukrainian army has been ground up into dust and should have surrendered 3 months ago. Who is telling the truth is hard to figure out.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 11:20 am #

      I think nobody is telling the truth.

      • Hereward the Woke January 6, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

        We should believe either side. However, as the Russian forces are numerically far superior to those of Ukraine, we can make an educated guess that the Russkies aren’t going to lose this one. Also, the Chinese have their back and they certainly won’t let Russia lose – because if they do, they know that China will be next.

        • Hereward the Woke January 6, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

          Sorry – we SHOULDN’T believe either side…!

        • benr January 7, 2023 at 12:13 am #

          If Russia wins no more Ukraine not sure if that is a bad thing or a good thing.
          If Russia loses so what Russia will still be around and you can rest assured Ukraine will no longer shell the Russian living in Donbass.

    • elysianfield January 6, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

      BRH,
      Believe nothing you see, hear, or read on the Internets.

      • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

        BRH, believe all the imbedded reporters.

        Yeah, right, there are none!

    • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

      Apparently Russia needs more men on the ground. They will pound Ukraine into the dust, but they will face a vicious and unending guerilla war when they try to take the ground.

      Behind Ukraine, is all of Euro-America. Oceania in a word, endless cannon fodder.

      • Mick January 6, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

        I think Russia will only endeavor to occupy the eastern provinces, and the coastline including, of course, Crimea. They may not go for Odessa, although I know they want it. Very important city and area, but it will cost more lives than Russia has to sacrifice.

        I really don’t think Russia will try to take Kiev or any ground west of it.

        • Not_GeorgeT January 6, 2023 at 5:38 pm #

          The stated goal was denazification and demilitarization. I still view it as the plan.

          Paul Craig Roberts has been critical of the early effort, published in Russian media (uncensored as he describes it). The current plan which seems to be a waiting game until the ground freezes to sufficient depth, is the roll over the country. PCR has written they should have started with this mindset, keeping the gloves on would never work. He has a good point.

          There are an additional 75,000 troops in Belaruss positioned for an offense move. Combined with the Russian Federation military this should be enough to accomplish the objectives.

          If the nazi military element is taken out, the remainder might remove the penile piano player as a matter of self-preservation.

          I say the redrawn lines will encompass the east to include Odessa, making what remains a landlocked backwater territory.

          There is talk of the Germans offering Poland ‘territory’ in lieu of ww2 reparations. Interesting ploy. How do they offer something they do not possess? Must be a European thing. It would make the territory smaller.

          We’ll have to wait a bit to find out.

        • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 10:50 am #

          I agree with Mick. Russia will not try to take Kiev. Poland might take Liov, because they stupid like that.

          Russia will remove the embedded Ukie military (now mostly forced conscripts and mercenaries) from the Donbass and set up defensive lines to protect the people from the terrorist death squads the US will set up (just like the Contras and ISIS and Operation Gladio).

          I hope they take Odessa. Putin did mention the people burned alive by the Nazis in Odessa in 2014, and said they will be brought to justtice.
          How can they do that without taking Odessa?

      • Mike G January 7, 2023 at 3:00 am #

        The Russians are waiting for Joe “end fossil fuel” Biden to send EV tanks to Ukraine so Ukraine can fight the real enemy, climate change.

  28. docmartin January 6, 2023 at 10:47 am #

    What Mr Kunstler fails to understand is that the vast majority of doctors now work for hospital corporations, unlike the old days when practitioners were independent contractors. You step out of line with the corporate mindset and you will be punished, ostracized and possibly fired. I dare say most of us would not give up a wonderful salary and benefits to stray from the company line. Mr Kunstler is great at the “ what should be”, but is clueless to the reality of personal situations. Gee, I went to school for eight years, did a one year internship, did a three to five year residency and have an astronomical amount of loans to pay back… hmmm I think I’ll risk being unemployed because of righteous indignation. Homey don’t play that Mr K.

    • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 10:53 am #

      No, I think he’s taking that into account. The underlying issues remain, however. The corporate connections aren’t going to count for all that much when the shit finally hits the fan. The business people will just say “We aren’t doctors. You can’t blame us.” The doctors will of course say they were “just following orders,” but of course we already know how that ultimately turns out (or at least should turn out), don’t we?

    • neurodoc January 6, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      When I started in medicine in early 80s, 3out of 4 MDs were in solo or small group practice. They saw their own patients if they had to be hospitalized. No one imagined the idea of MBAs or hospitalists in medicine. Fast forward to present: only 1 out of 5 MDs in solo or small groups. 80% in huge groups or working in hospitals with MBAs riding herd over docs and constantly reporting to ‘corporate.’ Hospitalists see your patients in hospital. Corporatism has killed decent medicine and is ultimately responsible for the ills JHK refers to.

      I recall a book from college in the 70s “Small is beautiful.” I didn’t realize then how true that would be now.

      • Woodchuck January 6, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

        You might be interested in Dr. Jennifer Daniels personal story. She was in med school at the University of Pennsylvania, and since Wharton Business School was nearby, she decided to go to Wharton at the same time and get an MBA in hospital administration along with getting her MD. The dean of her med school was furious and told her that if she didn’t leave Wharton immediately she’d be kicked out of med school. Since she’s a genius level black lady who always made A’s in school, she was able to overpower the dean of the med school, who apparently didn’t want any MD’s understanding the business end of medicine. Making a long story short, she finished her MD and MBA degrees in the same year. Had she been a white male, that would NOT have happened.

        Needless to say, nowadays she’s highly critical of our med system and doesn’t recommend very much of any of big pharma’s pills or shots.

        • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

          Why needless to say? You mean if she was a white male she’d be in favor of all that – and be a billionaire by now?

          In this post, you’re caught between Dilbert and Woody, a deer in the headlights of my oncoming 18 wheeler.

          • draupnir January 6, 2023 at 4:32 pm #

            I didn’t read Woodchuck’s post like that at all–not as if a white male student necessarily was in favor of all that, but that he would have been more easily gotten rid of.

          • Woodchuck January 6, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

            Yeah, my point was that if you are a genius level black female who’s made straight A’s all her life, you’ll be able to tell college admins to do things your way, not theirs. If you are black and female you already have things stacked in your favor. If you are a genius with a photographic memory, then things are *really* going to go well for you.

          • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

            Oh ok. So not only a genius with a photographic memory, but highly moral as well.

      • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

        I remember in the 1970s that there was a move to break up monopolies and laws put in place to ensure that they couldn’t happen.

        Yet by the 1980s the mega-corporations started booming and the small farms and businesses started closing.

        What a mess. I want the 1970s back.

      • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

        Our MDs do not need justify here.

        What do you think, people.

        Do you think you can destroy the competitive economy of the USA and the Doctors would not be affected? If you do, you are showing your own stupidity.

        I am a former RN that watched the changes happen to the Docs. Two huge changes happened, Obamacare and the incorporation of tertiary care.

        When I was in RN school, the idea of minimal tertiary care and subsequent home care was being floated about as a new model for health care. Our corporate masters kaboshed that one.

        Then the Hospitalist craze, which turned into the corporate grab for the power of the purse in medicine started. The hospital corporations took away the power of patient coverage from the traditional PCP.

        Then there is Obamacare, that put such fiscal pressure on the hospitals to decrease cost and increase patient satisfaction. The nursing staffs got clobbered with this one and many RNs left, including me. It was mission impossible for MDs and the nursing staffs.

        So, want to blame someone for the debacle.

        Blame your wonder Liberal led Deep State for Obamacare and the Corporate medical establishment for both reacting to the shrinking bucket of dollars that the US economy is.

        You get what you pay for.

        • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

          Oh Ho, let us not forget the scum that is corporate drugs, but again if the economy shrinks so do the corporation’s fiscal health.

          Do not forget inflation.

        • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

          Capitalism is greed and the justification of it. Blame that. They own Obama and the Deep State. And they control your mind.

        • messianicdruid January 6, 2023 at 4:18 pm #

          I’ve paid for a lot of things I didn’t get.

        • neurodoc January 6, 2023 at 5:40 pm #

          NO justification needed AZ. The reality is that a majority of doctors under 50 (coming out of med school since the mid 90’s) tend to be spineless pussies who can’t stand up to MBA corporate admin people, esp MD/MBA completely soulless corporate types, and just follow orders. Most are too timid or afraid to tell the nazis to go to hell and then go out on their own and break the ties with corporate medicine, or, I should say medical health care (‘medicine’ itself if a fascinating and endlessly interesting science based endeavor, but ‘medical health care’ is now a morass of lies, scams and endless hustles disguised as policies, procedures and drugs, one ‘must have to live,’ pushed on people with minimal, if any, informed consent).

          I understand the issue of med school loans and family expenses preventing doctors from being responsible to their patients (I was from a working class family and owed 6 figures right out of med school). But myself and many other MDs have found that the public is very supportive of doctors who are independent of corporate entities (e.g. hospital systems) and do not push unnecessary hospitalizations and hospital procedures and aspire to tell them the truth about issues like fake vaxxes, highly toxic metal implants, and drugs with myriad side effects. I have seen that personally.

    • mrs_saj January 6, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

      Docmartin,

      I think Jim understands the pressures and motivations in the medical community very well.

      There is short term risk and long term risk. Most people will try to avoid the short term risk because those consequences are immediate. What if I speak up? What if I get demoted? What if I refuse to get the vaxx? What is I refuse to follow the federal FAUXI treatment protocols? What if I get fired? What i I lose my license? These are all immediate concerns for folks who likely have a lot of school debt and probably have pretty high expectations of what their lifestyle is supposed to be.

      Now for the long term risk. What if I lose a lot of patients following this highly questionable federal treatment protocol? What if I push my GP patients pretty hard to get vaccinated? What if I get sued? What if a lot of my patients have vaxx related side effects? What if I have long term side effects to the vaxx myself? What if the medical industry is found to be fraudulent, recklessly endangering its patients, violating the HIppocratic Oath? What if my now tainted medical license loses its value as the public turns away from medical practitioners?

      The short term, as it always has a way of doing, is now becoming the long term.

    • Night Owl January 6, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

      I think he understands that.

      There was a great podcast with James, Tom Luongo, and a few others that I watched the other day. Really nice dissection of various issues, and there was a lot more detail than we sometimes see in the weekly columns.

    • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

      Some things are supposed to be sacred – Must be sacred for human societies to continue. Medicine is one of those things. So you’re right, but wrong. We’ve chosen to make it into a money makes and thus it is corrupted. Ditto Academia. Ditto the Armed Forces.

      • Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

        We’ve chosen to make it into a money makes and thus it is corrupted. – Jar

        ==========

        Yeah, anybody who tries to make money (aka earn a living) is evil.

        BTW, in the above excerpt from Jar, makes = making business

        • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

          Let’s go halfsies on a hot dog stand atop the Great Pyramid. If it works out, another one inside the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

          People need to eat!

        • jim e January 7, 2023 at 9:48 pm #

          I’ll take Jarek’s side and raise you double.
          “When you ain’t got nothin’, you got nothin’ to lose” RAZ/BD

    • Mac January 6, 2023 at 5:41 pm #

      Federal student loans have been the fuel for tuition inflation. Docs often finish medical school with massive debts, making it difficult to do anything but sign on with a hospital. That said, an option is private practice and delayed gratification, which is becoming increasingly rare. Employed physicians sell their souls to the system like Dr. Faustus. Pure evil. It will eventually crash and burn and employed physicians will have no idea what to do.

    • wokethis January 7, 2023 at 1:07 am #

      Gee docmartin, I guess integrity is something other people have…

  29. rudyspeaks January 6, 2023 at 10:49 am #

    Very timely observation. Notice the exploratory comments from the Pro-Vax camp about “amnesty”? The usual attempt made by incompetents to obscure their stupidity by claiming “well, we ALL got this one wrong, huh?” No. You weren’t “wrong”, you were manipulative liars. Being mistaken is NOT the same as being coercive,

  30. Miss Demeanor January 6, 2023 at 10:51 am #

    Yes we have not seen the worst of it.

    A parallel metric of interest is the percentage of floor space of the Rx in your local supermarket that has grown from a small closet with a window at the back of the store to 10%+ of the entire footprint of the store and still unable to fill your prescription within a few hours.

    The advent of Ivermectin poses another interesting situation:
    This apparent miracle substance, found in nature, was donated by the discoverer to the public for the good of mankind. It eradicated many common human parasitic illnesses in Africa(where there is no market for expensive, proprietary pharmaceuticals)and was awarded a Nobel prize in 2016. See: River Blindness
    It seems to be a potent anti-parasitic for mammals, yet somehow being relegated to the veterinary industry in the US.
    When it was discovered to be a viable covid treatment, a directive was prescribed to the MSM to ridicule anyone suggesting it for human use and label them as “tin foil hat horse paste” charlatans.
    In an astonishing coincidental vector of events, it has been revealed that FTX(yes, the crypto-Ponzi FTX) donated $18M to a study publicly refuting the effectiveness of Ivermectin.
    This all created a quasi-legal basis for the Covid vaccine circumventing(avoiding costly and lengthy studies) FDA approval and established the assertion that “There were no known alternatives”, even though Ivermectin was known and was FDA approved and had a Nobel prize. This resulted in an Emergency Use Authorization which protects Big Pharma from lawsuits coming from vaccine damage or death.
    Hmmm.
    What if many opportunistic diseases exist because of the vulnerability of an immune system weakened by parasites, which afflict all mammals? And there is a Pharmaceutical industry which makes obscene amounts of money on proprietary drug concoctions treating symptoms and illnesses caused by these diseases?
    We are left with the nagging question:
    What is a parasite? Is it a microscopic organism that robs us of our vitality or is it a corporation that does the same thing?

    • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 11:29 am #

      I used to visit the pharmacy to pick up my grandmother’s prescriptions.

      They would do it on the spot, and sometimes you had to wait in line behind one or two people.

      Now I go to a local CVS to pick up someone’s prescriptions for her, the pharmacy is always mobbed, and there are several people back there running around trying to keep up with the demand.

      Why is everyone on some kind of prescription or other?

      • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

        I’m pretty sure we all know the answer to that!

        • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

          However, remember that renal, heart, respiratory medications are not only fixative, they now regulate, tweak in metabolisms to increase longevity.

          Medicine sorta made a pact with society that they could cure all problems a few generations ago. A really bad thing to do.

        • benr January 6, 2023 at 4:12 pm #

          I have talked to a few people and a lot of it is SSRI. To keep the crazy a little more sane.

          • Not_GeorgeT January 6, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

            ‘SSRI. To keep the crazy a little more sane.’

            My opinion, and certainly not alone, is SSRIs are prone to make the sane crazy.

            There will be a ‘mass shooting (4 or more shot) no one seems to ask if SSRIs were involved.

            Generally, the stabbings and other assorted was to kill other people get ignored. Just about any object can be made into a weapon.

            With the bioweapon injection firmly in place in much of the population, I’d like the question ask regarding vaxx status as well, as the so called ‘brain fog’ appears to be real.

            Place them in combination, seems like a poor recipe for good outcomes. But no one asks.

          • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:49 pm #

            Agree completely!

            SSRIs are horrible.

      • Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

        Why is everyone on some kind of prescription or other? BofO

        ===============

        There are 3 of us in this household, myself (age 82), wife (age 73), and Peter (age 76). I take 4 meds at Breakfast and 3 at dinner. My two main issues are high blood pres and frequent peeing due to enlarged prostrate (as Peter calls it). My Blood Pres is under control. The peeing issue will never be solved but at least my bladder hasn’t exploded.

        Wife, Bo, takes 3 pills at breakfast, only one of which is a prescription (cholesterol, I think). The other two are pills she imagines she needs, a calcium supplement and an antihistamine. Then at dinner she takes another calcium pill.

        Peter takes 6 pills at breakfast, 1 at lunch, and 8 at dinner. I don’t pretend to understand what all these meds do but Bo is convinced that her brother would be dead without them and without us there to enforce his taking them. Peter’s efforts to avoid swallowing pills are the stuff of legend.

        Peter had quintuple bypass heart surgery many years ago. He had an extra special defib device installed in his chest a year ago. He has had stents put in a few times. He has perpetual stomach/intestinal tract issues plus head aches. His dementia which shows itself by near instantaneous short-term memory loss is almost laughable. For example: Yesterday Bo returned to the kitchen after delivering Peter’s breakfast to the third floor and I asked “how’s he doin'”. She said “he’s OK but he took a dump in the toilet and didn’t flush it.” I asked her “did you confront him about it?” She said “yes, but he said he forgot.”

        The gist of this story is that, contrary to what you may think, dementia can even make you forget to flush a dump down the toilet. Who would have thought!?

        I get my meds from Rite Aid and I have no problem with them. In fact in the past 2 days they did something new that worked just fine. They advised me by text message that I had certain meds with refills that they calculate are just about due. If I want them filled I should press 1, if not press 2. I pressed 1 and got a phone message the next day advising that the meds were ready for pick-up.

    • Woodchuck January 6, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

      What is a parasite? Well, let’s use a very broad interpretation of the word. “Parasite” is a good tern to apply to our “health care system”. At the moment, it’s sucking down around 20% of the nation’s GDP each year, and it’s giving us nothing or even negative returns. Once the host is dead, the parasite will have to die or go elsewhere to another country.

      • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

        Uh, whose fault is that? Medicines or the public requesting service.

        In the days of arguing about insurance, I always made the statement that healthcare is a monopoly and therefore could never be considered free market. It is more like a utility and needs to be regulated. This is the only time I have advocated regulatory control of anything. However, like utilities, regulated by elected commission and no governmental politics.

        How to do that? Sorry, above my pay grade.

        • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

          How? At the point of bayonet. The same way the schools of Little Rock were integrated against all the laws of God and true Man.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

      Great comment. I recall JHK saying he took ivermectin and felt really great afterwards. We do get parasites! When ivermectin becomes available again (easily) I will try it just to see what happens.

      It goes to show you the power of the Mighty Wurlizter that they were able to take ivermectin from a routinely prescribed low-level pharmaceutical to something you can’t even say the name of without being called a tinfoil hatted conspiracy theorist.

      • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

        Mary, wouldn’t it be interesting to know what Trump was treated with when he got the crud.

        Hey, did you ever notice that all the Deep Staters that got the crud got it only once? And no one died?

        • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 10:57 am #

          I remember that he got a monoclonal infusion and steroids.

          I think he got some other drugs also, because I was worried that they were giving him multiple experimental drugs at the same time.
          I thought they were trying to kill him.

      • Islander January 6, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

        It’s easy to order.
        I ordered some to have it on hand, “just in case.”

        I took some of it when I got covid this past summer. 6 mg tablets. I see from the punch-outs on the card of pills that I took six of them.

        I think I might have ordered it with a phone call.

        The package was prepaid in Germany. The customs declaration has “other” checked.

        USA
        +1(855) 840-0584
        (Toll Free)

        No big deal.

        • WadeWaters January 6, 2023 at 11:34 pm #

          I got some from India…

        • GreenAlba January 7, 2023 at 7:56 am #

          I got some last year – cost me a fortune. They allegedly cost about £0.02 per pill to manufacture. Mine cost me £480 for 120 pills (I thought I’d get enough for all my family in case anyone got the lurgi, but no-one would take it, although they were fine taking the clot shot, because the clot shot came with healh service approval).
          I’ve only taken them a couple of times – once as a prophylactic when I was visiting one of my daughters who allegedly had covid.
          I might order some more, before they’re either ‘disappeared’ altogether, become even more expensive, or are tampered with.
          I plan to buy Dr Kory’s Ivermectin book when it comes out next month. I believe there is some evidence that it may help with cancer, and I think it can help with some post-vaxx issues, since it binds to the spike protein.

    • Anthea January 6, 2023 at 8:21 pm #

      @ Miss Demeanor:

      I’ve read quite a bit of stuff on the possible connection between cancer and parasites. Dr. Hulda Clark, in her book, “The Cure for All Cancers,” says straight-out that cancer is caused by parasites. Her protocol for cancer treatment is a parasite cleanse.

      I happened to hear of this book because one of my neighbors said that he cured his own cancer with this protocol, and he originally heard of it from a co-worker who also claimed to have cured his cancer this way. Yet another neighbor claimed that the protocol cured her dog of cancer.

      There have also been studies showing that an anthelminthic (de-wormer) drug used in veterinary medicine can cure cancer. The drug is Fenbendazole. Karl Denninger mentioned this on Ticker Forum, but it’s been some time ago.

      • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:55 pm #

        Really interesting, thanks.

    • jim e January 7, 2023 at 10:02 pm #

      Ivermectin is routinely used to control parasitic worms in the gastrointestinal tract.

      • jim e January 7, 2023 at 10:06 pm #

        Before doing a liver cleanse it is recommended that you get rid of your liver flukes.

        • Anthea January 8, 2023 at 10:49 am #

          @ jim e:

          I’ve done the gallbladder cleanse several times. (I think that’s what you mean by a “liver cleanse.”) Many years ago I went to the doctor because of a feeling of fullness and heaviness in the gallbladder area, which is on the right side of the abdominal cavity just below the ribcage. The doctor said is was probably my gall bladder and suggested a sonogram.

          I didn’t even know where my gallbladder was, at the time, until the doctor told me. But I did know about the gallbladder cleanse. So I did a couple of cleanses and that took care of the problem.

          A few years later, I developed much more extreme symptoms of gallbladder trouble–though with no pain. Classic gallbladder symptoms include disordered bowels, to the point where you might as well forget about wearing pants, as you would have to change them every 20 minutes.

          I thought I had food poisoning, but a friend of mine provided the correct diagnosis. The reason she knows so much about it is because gallbladder trouble is common in her family.

          So I did a gallbladder cleanse, and this cured the problem.

          My friend warned me that some of her family members had tried the gallbladder cleanse and wound up in the ER, but I wasn’t too worried about that, as I had done the cleanse before. Basically, a gallbladder cleanse is where you fast for half a day, take a couple of doses of Epsom Salts, and drink a cup of salad dressing (olive oil and grapefruit juice). It is not a big deal.

          If you have gallbladder trouble, you probably don’t need surgery. Directions for the cleanse are online, but I would use Dr. Hulda Clark’s version of the cleanse–which is also in her book, in case you also need to cure cancer or get rid of your kidney stones.

          • Q. Shtik January 8, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

            Classic gallbladder symptoms include disordered bowels, to the point where you might as well forget about wearing pants, as you would have to change them every 20 minutes. – Anthea

            ===========

            Do you mean this gallbladder problem causes a case of “the shits,” aka “the trots?”

            I’m asking in regard to Peter. There has been no mention from his doctor about gallbladder problems.

            Peter thinks his pills are making him feel sick and he is doing all sorts of devious things to NOT take them.

      • Anthea January 8, 2023 at 11:02 am #

        Doctors in the US are untrained when it comes to diagnosing parasites. One of my daughters had a parasitology professor in college who told a story about having an illness that he knew was caused by parasites, but he could not get his doctor to diagnose or treat it. So the parasitology professor drew his own blood and grew his own culture to prove to his doctor that that was the problem.

        I have never taken a parasitology class, but apparently it is an eye-opener. My daughter who took the class was a changed woman forever after. She was always a clean-freak, but she became a germaphobe after that.

  31. Bill of Rights January 6, 2023 at 10:57 am #

    TERM LIFE INSURANCE PREMIUMS

    seem to be real cheap now in spite of the vax problems. Any insight into this fellow readers?

    • BackRowHeckler January 6, 2023 at 11:06 am #

      These Hartford insurance giants pay term life insurance claims out of petty change.

    • Hardrock January 6, 2023 at 11:39 am #

      Term premiums would be going up if the companies believed the excess death data is due to the vax….and even if it’s not!

      • draupnir January 6, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

        Since I no longer have dependents, I don’t have term life insurance. I have specified that my body be donated to science, thus sparing any expense. When they are finished with me, they will ostensibly return me to my children in a box, all properly cremated. At least they will get somebody’s or something’s ashes.

    • mrs_saj January 7, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

      Bill of Rights,

      I have not read anything on insurance companies lately. About a month ago, I summarized the quarterly conference call here, for Lincoln National Insurance Co. They are in real trouble. Their stock price dropped by 30% the day of the conference call. Deaths (and thus life insurance claims) are up. And there was this weird little unexpected wrinkle that the normal rate of customers walking away from policies (and thus letting the insurance company off the hook of paying a future claim) is not happening at all. People are keeping their life insurance policies at unexpectedly high rates and Lincoln National can’t set aside money fast enough in preparation for the higher occurrence of future claims.

  32. Wxtwxtr January 6, 2023 at 11:02 am #

    Three phrases from my 90’s “adventures in legalland” come to mind:

    “knew or should have known”
    “knowingly, willingly and intentionally”
    and “with malice aforethought”

    nuff said

    • Wxtwxtr January 6, 2023 at 11:19 am #

      I suppose I should add “ignorance of the law is no excuse”,
      but does that apply to a “most solemn oath”?

    • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

      Pfizer and our government had Twitter censor those reporting the facts about the vaccine. Several government officials told the lie that if you were vaccinated, you would not get covid. They knew that wasn’t true, and they also knew that the NFL was forcing the shot on its players to stop the spread of covid.

      So, they blocked the truth about the shots, so they could go on putting our most physically fit young men at risk of death or disability, for no public benefit.

      They need to pay for what they have done.

      • Anthea January 6, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

        Yes, JHK’s call for “repentance” is inadequate. The crimes involved here are mass murder and the infliction of severe bodily injury. Some of the people who committed these crimes knew exactly what they were doing. Others (doctors) had an obligation to know. They also had an obligation to know that Remdesivir and ventilators were harmful and that Ivermectin and other treatments were beneficial. The refusal to treat patients with covid until they were hospitalized was criminal negligence.

        It seems to me that the latter would amount to manslaughter through criminal negligence.

        From wikipedia: “[Criminal negligence] occurs where death results from serious negligence, or, in some jurisdictions, serious recklessness. A high degree of negligence is required to warrant criminal liability. A related concept is that of willful blindness, which is where a defendant intentionally puts themselves in a position where they will be unaware of facts which would render them liable.

        “Criminally negligent manslaughter occurs where there is an omission to act when there is a duty to do so, or a failure to perform a duty owed, which leads to a death. The existence of the duty is essential because the law does not impose criminal liability for a failure to act unless a specific duty is owed to the victim. It is most common in the case of professionals who are grossly negligent in the course of their employment.”

    • Islander January 6, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

      How about “criminal negligence”?

      • Not_GeorgeT January 6, 2023 at 7:28 pm #

        I’d leave out the ‘negligence’ part. These were being consciously developed for bioweapon use for years, it’s in the patents with elements of DOD in the lead.

        “Warp Speed” = Bull Shit. I’d like to think it sounded good to Trump, the title alone stroking his ego. The problem is, if I can figure it out with minimal resources, why was this not possible for a person with extensive resources?

  33. thirdcoastlegend January 6, 2023 at 11:11 am #

    The STEM recruiting space is going crazy.

    It’s a great time to be an experienced, pureblood engineer with the mass Boomer retirements, incompetent cohorts from the colleges, and people dropping like flies from the jabs!

  34. Freddie January 6, 2023 at 11:15 am #

    That is very interesting, Jim, that part about your PC not mentioning the “vaccines” lately.

    I am not so fortunate. Here where I live in SE PA, the largest “health care system” (of which I am a member) is still pushing the vaccines and the boosters HARD.

    In fact, my yearly “Wellness Checks” (I am a Medicare subscriber) have become confrontational enough that I have chosen to skip the trama for this year. I’m in good enough health that I think I can do this without harm to myself.

    • Islander January 6, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

      I have always found teh “wellness checks” to be a scam, at leaste as carried out.

      The wellness check is supposed to be free or at most $60, covered by Medicare. But once you show up for the “free” check, even if you stipulate, this is the wellness check, right?—forget about it. The practitioner does all she/he can to beef up the bill way past the basic wellness check by sking dumb question, ordering a bunch of tests, doing stuff you didn’t ask for. Every question (“So how is the old ticker doing?”) is another line item on the bill!. The idea that the PCP would give you 20 minutes of her time for a fixed fee, or do the prescribed wellness check in 5 or 10 minutes is off the table. They have to spend at least 15 ins staring at their computer trying to remember who you are . . . .

      I finally contacted Medicare about this and asked what was going on with this wellness check? I was told that I should appeal the bill within the stipulated time for appeals and state that you should be charged only for the wellness check and you want a new bill to be sent to you and Medicare.

  35. madin010 January 6, 2023 at 11:26 am #

    Some guy named Hippocrates said
    ” If you are not your own doctor you are a fool”

    • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

      Yes, it is not the responsibility of health care to run your medical life!! Self evaluation is critical.

      My mother, bless her soul, used to infuriate me when she would judge a doctor by the clothes he was wearing.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 6, 2023 at 7:33 pm #

        ” it is not the responsibility of health care to run your medical life”

        I do agree, can you please send them the memo?

    • Anthea January 6, 2023 at 9:12 pm #

      @ madin010:

      I don’t know what Hippocrates said, but a better-known quote is, “The doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient.”

  36. D from OR January 6, 2023 at 11:39 am #

    I had a nurse as a customer at my shop about a month ago. She was “retired” but works as a contractor and said she only had to take around 4-5 shifts to achieve the monthly income she needed. She said the hospitals are bleeding money everywhere and that the traveling nurse situation has gotten out-of-hand. A lot of the travelers have only 1-2 years experience and so lots of mistakes are being made. The doctor situation is not much better and basically she says there is a loss of legacy knowledge about how things are done.

    She said do not go to a hospital if you are sick.

    Did you know at its peak in the late 19th century there were 22 homeopathic medical schools and more than 100 homeopathic hospitals in the U.S?

    Did you know allopathy was coined to describe anything that was not homeopathy?

    Allopathy and its attendant clinics, hospitals, doctors and nurses have just been a particular money-making syndicate promoted in the culture over the last century or more to dominate not only health but life.

    It does not cure as it would run out of “customers”. It should die.

    • Mick January 6, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

      I’m more than happy to watch the current medical “death care” establishment die. I hope to see most hospitals go under. This may be the silver lining from the muh pandemic.

      • D from OR January 6, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

        My wish too Mick.

        Focusing on potential illness instead of focusing on health is an inversion. Fingerprints of the death cult.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

      “Did you know at its peak in the late 19th century there were 22 homeopathic medical schools and more than 100 homeopathic hospitals in the U.S?”

      Yes. I watched a most excellent documentary all about this.

      You are correct, our current ‘healthcare’ system is a complete joke. It seems to be collapsing and that can only be a good thing.

      Obama’s legacy – lol.

    • Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

      She said do not go to a hospital if you are sick. – D from OR

      ===========

      …only go to a hospital if you are a highly compensated employee of the hospital.

      • benr January 6, 2023 at 4:18 pm #

        I would probably be dead in the next year as they just cut some melanoma off my back yesterday. Ten stitches four inside six outside.

        Most of the pills are garbage but some are needed.
        Gout for one without allopurinol I would be screwed four months out of the year.
        It’s not a function of diet as I have eaten correctly cut back on red meat and seafood as well as mushroom and sugar.
        I drink at least a gallon of water a day and take tart cherry extract and celery seed extract, but I still get the curse.
        Alas I had to give up on beer as even one a week gets me.

        • Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 4:53 pm #

          Gout for one without allopurinol I would be screwed four months out of the year. – benr

          ==========

          I get these occasional flare ups of gout. (Gout is a bitch.) Prednisone pills have worked like magic for me and in just one or two days.

          • draupnir January 6, 2023 at 5:19 pm #

            That also worked well for my sciatica in a high dose burst, weaning off in increments. It was miraculous and I got relief on the first day.

          • Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 5:45 pm #

            That also worked well for my sciatica in a high dose burst, weaning off in increments. It was miraculous and I got relief on the first day. – draupnir

            ==========

            Yes, precisely. The Rx was for 30 pills to be taken over 10 days: 5,5,4,4,3,3,2,2,1,1. They worked so well that I quickly learned to save the last 25 or 20 pills for future use without having to see the doctor.

  37. Opie January 6, 2023 at 11:45 am #

    Not only the medical people need to offer apologies. I, and I suspect many here , would like to hear from so called friends who blamed us personally for the spread of Covid because we expressed skepticism of the vax. I know now what it’s like to be at the hard point of mass hysteria. Lucky no one was burned at the stake.

    • mrs_saj January 6, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

      I refer to that group as former friends.

  38. Gonga Din January 6, 2023 at 11:45 am #

    I ask myself if there have been any actuarial data accumulated about the death rate within the vaxxed medical people. I have read about some Canadian doctors succumbing suspiciously.

  39. mrs_saj January 6, 2023 at 11:46 am #

    Great post today, Jim. I could live another 100 years and yet I will never trust the medical profession again. Did those hospital administrators never consider what would happen to their own staffs (and their own hospitals) if Covid shots were mandated to work in healthcare?

    I will not discuss my Covid vaccine status with any healthcare provider. I went in to my September 2021 annual check up prepared to do battle. I decided in advance I was fine with the office refusing to keep the appointment if I did not answer their questions. At the time, my husband thought I was a paranoid lunatic. Now, he only thinks I’m half crazy.

    The nurse who checked me did all the normal stuff, weigh in, blood pressure, are you taking any medications?, AND she had a new question! Have you had the Covid Vaccine? I gave my prepared answer.

    “I will not answer any questions about Covid vaccines. When the government demands to know the status of all your patients, this office will hand over the information without question. Its a political football. First people were told they were selfish and unpatriotic if they didn’t take the shots. Now we are starting to hear about the damage and death caused by these shots. It will become difficult for many people to get life insurance. Therefore, I refuse to answer.”

    She just looked at me, never saying a word, finished checking me , and I had the appointment as scheduled.

    The following year, September 2022, I wasn’t asked anything about clot shots. Whether this is because they no longer ask or because my chart is marked “Conservative Wackadoodle” I don’t know.

    I go to the dentist more often, and I have tangled with them on numerous occasions. They gave out a new patient questionnaire which of course has a Covid vaxx question on it. I left it blank and they came out and asked me to answer it.

    “Do you see both unvaccinated and vaccinated patients?”

    “Yes.”

    “Do you follow the same procedures and protocols for both types of patients?”

    “Yes.”

    “Then you have no need to know my vaccine status.”

    –Absolute silence. She went back behind the desk. No one in the waiting room said a word to me.

    —————————————————–
    I am not a brave person. I have no military training. I do have very little tolerance for bullshit and an ever evolving sense of skepticism about a lot of things. For some reason, like so many of you here, I decided I wasn’t going along with the program.

    • TaxDonkey January 6, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

      Agreed. Normally I would be happy to tell them I’m not jabbed. However, you don’t know if they’re going to turn around and do something stupid, like deny you treatment because you didn’t get the stupid shot.

      • Hockeyguy January 6, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

        When my dentist office asked me back at an appointment in 2021 if I was vaxxed, I said “I’m not sure how that’s relevant to anything, but no. I’m not.”

        They didn’t say anything else and my appointments since then have been (relatively) normal.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

      This is awesome. Thank you for sharing. And you are brave. Most people can only say “baaaah” and follow orders.

    • Islander January 6, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

      Mrs. Saj,

      I like the answers you framed.

      I am copying them for future reference. I hope you don’t mind!

      I do need to go to the dentist (crown fell off), and I have noticed that I have been putting off doing so because of not wanting to deal with the covid obstacle course and BS.

      But the more people put their foot down about this silliness, the better it will be.

    • Anthea January 6, 2023 at 9:35 pm #

      @ mrs_saj:

      It shouldn’t take any extraordinary level of courage to refuse to reveal ones vaccine status–or refuse to wear a mask. But it turns out that it does.

      My favorite replies when asked or pressured to wear a mask were, “No thank you,” “I don’t play that,” and, “Or else what?’

      I’ve never been asked about my vax status, but I suppose I would reply the same way I would if someone asked me about my real hair color: “I don’t want to talk about it.”

    • ThorsHammer January 7, 2023 at 9:54 pm #

      My response to the “are you fully vaccinated question.”

      ” Are you nuts? Why would I subject myself to a failed technology that has been proven to neither prevent Covid infection or slow its transmission to others? And has deadly consequences that are emerging from behind the walls of government censorship? And destroys my natural immunity against many disease agents built up over a lifetime?

      • ThorsHammer January 7, 2023 at 9:57 pm #

        “or slow” should read “or prevent

  40. stelmosfire January 6, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

    The theory behind term life is the companies pay out on only a small percentage of policies. I got a 30 year term when I was 40. It will be gone when I turn 70 which I certainly plan to do. 100% profit for the companies. I’ll be out $14,000 and much more than that if you count inflation.

    • AKlein January 6, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

      Stelmosfire, the situation in your case is does not reflect 100% profit to your insurance company. In the insurance business there is a term which is called the “cost of insurance”, which reflects the fact that it costs the insurance company money to provide you the insurance which your policy promises; it is not “free” to the insurance company. So you, lucky you, managed to outlive your 30 year policy. But some policy owners died the first year their policy was in force, and the insurance company had to pay their beneficiaries thousands of dollars (the face amount of their policy) even though the year’s worth of premiums paid by the person insured my have amounted to only a few hundred dollars. Years ago I actually worked as an actuary for an insurance company. We had a joke about life insurance; you’ve got to die early to win!

      • stelmosfire January 6, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

        Yea, your right Al. I guess I just looked at it for my case. You were in the biz? We keep hearing about all the early deaths and how the life insurance companies would be in a tailspin. Are the actuaries taking notice?

        • John001 January 6, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

          2nd attempt …

          Well, Gail Tverberg is. She’s retired though.

          ourfiniteworld dot com/2022/12/16/the-economy-is-moving-from-a-tailwind-pushing-it-along-to-a-headwind-holding-it-back/

          Readers’ comments have slowly changed from mostly about peak oil and resource limits to mostly about ‘COVID’.

      • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

        Yes, and the people who create our money out of nothing still have to print the dollars (at least a few). Think of all the paper and ink, and the power used to generate the printing press. And the man hours! The poor dears!

        The cost of giving people insurance…..

        I love this! Ebenezer’s chain was already as long as Jacob’s at the time of his Jacob’s death – seven years ago! How long is it now?

  41. MiddlePeninsula January 6, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

    Here is my latest medical horror story. I went to the hospital three times for an Entyvio infusion for Crohn’s disease. My co-payment was $3,489. I found Entyvio Connect who would cover the co-payment. They needed all these weird numbers for the claim form. I reached out to the hospital and sent them the documents and they said they would file it. In the meantime, I was paying the hospital $300 a month. In December, I called Entyvio Connect and no claims had been filed. I spend half a day on the internet chasing down the numbers I needed for the claim form. The hospital could have done it in ten minutes.
    The hospital could have been paid months ago if they had sent in the claim form. Instead they have me paid $300 a month and they finally sent me to collections.
    In the meantime, my gastro doctor left. They called me yesterday to set me up with someone new. I declined. I can’t deal with a business who would rather have me pay $300 a month instead of helping me get the co-payment fully paid through the drug manufacturer.
    The ironic part of all this is I had great results from the drug. If you can’t afford to take it, it doesn’t do you any good.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

      If they don’t have a billing code for the thing you ask them to do, the untrained girl in charge of billing won’t do it, and she won’t tell you she didn’t do it either.

      Probably because making calls to the customer telling them why she didn’t file their claim doesn’t have a billing code.

      • Opie January 6, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

        Oh jeez, do I know about billing codes. Was a go between for over six months between my insurance company and the hospital accountants. The bottom line is they prefer us all dead, that is after they get paid. The caretakers are helpless to help.

        • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

          Opie

          Billing clerks are not the sharpest tacks in town. Mistakes are plentiful, and protective mechanisms are utilized for protection.

  42. Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

    The data which supports the ‘turbo cancer’ theory is starting to emerge.

    • rainmaker January 6, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

      Beryl – a friend of ours, a fellow in his mid fifties, double vaxxxed, was diagnosed two months ago with stage 4 renal cancer. He probably won’t survive it.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

        I learn of an anecdote like this every time I raise the topic.

        • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

          As the immune system switches from cancer supervision to Covid protection, the bad guys get stronger?

    • ViceGrip January 6, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

      Toll-like Receptors (TLR’s) are a class of proteins that play a key role in the innate immune system; said system becoming deficient by a factor of 5% per month after the initial delivery of the A1 spike protein ‘payload’. As a consequence thereof, this system is destroyed by a factor of 60% within one year, and completely absent in 20 months.

      In addition to the above (as a back drop), and, among the countless other mechanisms of injury thus-far discovered, there is also the programmed down-regulation of specific Toll-like Receptors.

      Think of them as being like a tollbridge; thus the name.

      These receptors are extraordinarilly vigilant at the first appearance of anything ‘not of the body’, including also any and all precancerous cells [displasia] — anywhere in the body.

      To wit, ‘not of the body’ any more? . . .Off with their heads!

      Out they go!!

      Unfortunately, a glycoprotein of the A1 spike has been programmed to specifically ‘downregulate’ [read ‘turn off] Toll-like receptors TLR4 and TLR7.

      TLR4 and TLR7 were designed by God specifically to rid the body of still-benign precancerous cells before they proceed towards malignancy.

      This is the mechanism whereby cancer’s which had previously been ‘under control’ can no longer be controlled — ever again– all by design.

      Don’t shoot the messenger please.

      • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 5:56 pm #

        How did you learn all this? Fascinating if true, and also devastating.

        • ViceGrip January 6, 2023 at 8:44 pm #

          Meticulous research since mid-2019. Many sources. Multiple languages. 50% peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. 30% what everyone else is able to access on the net, provided they do NOT use Google or DuckDuckGo.10% hard copy. Last 10%? I would tell you but . . .
          Also, never forget anything I read.

          • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 9:02 pm #

            Amazing and thanks so much for sharing.

  43. AKlein January 6, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

    Many years ago I learned the meaning of the Hebrew term “Moloch” by reading JHK’s semi-weekly opera. The way that Covid and the vaccines and the boosters are being “handled” currently brings to mind the definition of a Moloch; A creature/thing which demands your fealty and the only acceptable method to demonstrate one’s fealty is to sacrifice something precious to you as an offering to the Moloch. The Carthaginians sacrificed their precious children as offerings to their gods, which was anathema to the Hebrews. One’s health is indeed precious too.

    • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

      They loved their children but it had to be done. Just as people in other civilizations had to be sacrificed to the Sun.

      Our Civilization is all about Child Sacrifice. Our God? Feminine convenience and freedom from responsibility.

      And then there is Mother Earth who demands blood. We are killing the Earth so she must kill us now. That’s why people get covid!

      • Alzaebo January 6, 2023 at 8:51 pm #

        More atrocity propaganda accusing others of what oneself is doing. The truth is erased, but the lie lasts forever.

        The other half of that equation is to steal the credit due others, to claim it for oneself. Thus we receive our moral instruction from the possessed.

  44. kidseyedoc January 6, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

    Jim is 100% correct on today’s blog.

    David Reese, MD

  45. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth January 6, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

    Jim thanks for asking the big questions. Look no further than the UK for what this is leading to. The NHS is collapsing. 5 hour waits for ambulances, 3 day wait to be seen by a doctor in a hospital. One has to wonder if this was this part of the plan as well?

    Someone posted a nifty video on TAE showing the sponsors for practically ever mainstream media news and show is now “brought to you by Pfizer”

    Money buys silence

  46. Karen January 6, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

    Oh brother! Recover the trust of the public?
    Who may they (the public) be for crying out loud?

    The fat and tatted schlubs with purple hair and opioid addictions? The millions upon millions of illegal aliens flooding in? All the people who not only don’t care but support a stolen election, a socialist takeover and destruction of their republic, deep-state censorship, social media re-education and propaganda initiatives, and all the employees behind it?
    Tech employees, fed employees, politicians, doctors, “journalists”, educators?

    Nobody cares. Has anyone noticed?
    Nobody cares and there is nothing you can do.

    Because the “public” is gone.
    It has been replaced by uneducated, self-absorbed, drug addicted, brainwashed and foreign simpletons.

    Who wants to even be a part of this “public” anyway?
    There’s nowhere to flee. Our future society is Sino: controlled and enslaved by a ruling elite.
    Wake up and smell the fortune cookies ‘murica!

    • GoldenRoad January 6, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

      Karen – I get it

      • Karen January 6, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

        The mask wearers?
        The quadruple vaxxed?
        The drag queens?
        Antifas?
        BLM?
        How about the Fauci acolytes? They are legion

        • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

          So you support an end to female voting? Things would be much better if only men voted – far more conservative.

          • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 9:04 pm #

            The fat tatted shlubs with purple hair, Antifas and BLMs are mostly male….

          • Anthea January 6, 2023 at 9:48 pm #

            Here’s an idea: You shouldn’t be able to vote if you are unemployed. That would disenfranchise Jarek.

          • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 10:20 pm #

            No. More women dye their hair purple and other weird colors.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 7, 2023 at 2:11 am #

            “The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.” ~ Karl Marx

            “The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself… Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable…” ~ H.L. Mencken

          • MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 11:54 am #

            @Anthea, lol!!

    • Mick January 6, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

      ….and the ‘public’ is no longer made up of ‘citizens’. Now they are subjects.

      If you ask one of these morons the difference between a citizen and a subject you’ll probably get a blank stare.

      • Karen January 6, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

        Mick, they prefer being called consumers.
        That’s all they can do.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

      Spot on.

    • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 11:22 am #

      Those people are the ”endless cannon fodder” of whom Jarek speaks, those who the US/NATO threatens to send to fight Russians.

      They will be great once put into a uniform (gender of their choice), handed guns and sent over to sit in the muddy trenches of Ukraine.

      Unless someone misgenders them and they dissolve into tears of rage. That will decrease their fighting effectiveness, for sure. Russia’s secret weapon to destroy an entire army.

  47. TaxDonkey January 6, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

    The drug-industrial complex can die and rot in hell. However, the potential loss of advanced surgical procedures developed by western medicine could be tragic. I know a guy with a mangled hip and tried every possible holistic approach. Then finally he got a hip replacement. Ever since then (about 3 years ago) he’s been hopping around like Bruce Jenner.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

      They are pretty good at field-dressing, yes!

      But not health.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 6, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

        Surgery is the strength of western medicine.

    • Blackbird January 6, 2023 at 8:35 pm #

      If “he” is “hopping around like Bruce Jenner”, then I suspect that “his” original equipment hip was replaced with a female hip.

    • jim e January 7, 2023 at 10:58 pm #

      ” Then finally he got a hip replacement.”

      Please correct me if I am wrong but I think our AMAZING host, JHK, has had two hip replacements. The first one nearly killed him by giving him Chromium Poisoning?

  48. GoldenRoad January 6, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

    Hmmm. “The trend appeared to start with the unnatural deaths of professional athletes dropping dead on their playing fields.” The only two I’ve heard of are the Bill’s safety last week and the Danish soccer player well over a year ago? A trend? Athletes have been dropping dead due to cardiac genetic abnormalities as long as sports have existed. This is not a trend but more artistic license.

    And reports in early 2022 for the period preceding showing death rates were abnormally high during a pandemic with a novel virus that also has deleterious cardia effects proves nothing.

    I do agree that more research should be done wrt after effects of Covid as well as Covid vaccines, but you seem to already have conclusion written without any of that. Cha-ching. Bring on that Patreon heroin.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

      Study finds Athlete Deaths are 1700% higher than expected since Covid-19 Vaccination began

      https://yournews.com/2022/06/11/2357621/study-finds-athlete-deaths-are-1700-higher-than-expected-since/

      • Opie January 6, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

        Exactly ,not hard to find if you only look.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

      There are 1114 world-wide in the same time frame where before 2020 there were 24.

      That is an explosion.

      I see them every week in the news, how do you avoid seeing it?

      Not to mention the announcers and newspeople on TV dropping dead on the spot.

    • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

      Get off the field. Time to hit the showers.

    • Alzaebo January 6, 2023 at 9:37 pm #

      “Athletes have been dropping dead due to cardiac genetic abnormalities”

      Jeebus. 5 year olds always suffered from myocarditis, sure, you bet.

      I’ll tell you what it is.
      SADS is caused by white nationalism.

      The white juju attracts evil spirits!
      We must burn every Trump voter at the stake.

  49. Hardrock January 6, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

    If I post a comment that has a link to a URL and it indicates that my comment is awaiting moderation, is it visible to everyone or just me?

    For example I linked to a Western Journal article about three police officers who died suddenly and unexpectedly….can anyone see that comment below today’s essay?

    • BackRowHeckler January 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

      I think it’s just visible to you, Hardrock.

      I’ve never been able to post a link here, but some people can do it.

  50. Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

    I was battling my way through the Health bureaucracy on behalf of a relative.

    When I finally got to speak with someone with some authority, I told her HIPPA was only to keep the patients or their families in the dark as to what is going on.

    She told me, “you couldn’t be more right if you were more right”.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

      HIPPAs nearly obsolete now anyway. If they can demand to know your vaccine status, then your medical history is no longer private.

  51. Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

    This recent paper from Dr. Polykretis and myself gets the sharp rise in athlete deaths into PUBMED. Since vaccination, “1598 athletes suffered cardiac arrest, 1101 of which with deadly outcome. Over a prior 38-years (1966-2004), 1101 athletes < age of 35 died (~29/yr).
    https://twitter.com/P_McCulloughMD/status/1610257536162332672?s=20&t=igx0zJc5ci2O_lk7CcBaIQ

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

      Oh, Golden Road, here ya go.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

      Oh, Golden Road, here ya go.

    • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

      A golden shower of Truth. But Goldy won’t see it that way. As Nagarjuna said, what to us is a glass of water, is to a demon, poison, and to god, ambrosia.

      To him it will be a golden shower. Truth is hate to those who hate truth.

  52. MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

    This is quite wonderful, a timeline with links to sources of legislation for the entire Covid hoax.

    https://politicalmoonshine.com/2021/09/29/covid-19-enterprise-fraud-construct-timeline-major-dates-events-entities-legislation/

    • Beryl of Oyl January 6, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

      Very handy.

    • Night Owl January 6, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

      The section on “Covid-19” and pneumonia is good.

      The greatest hoax in human history.

      • Night Owl January 6, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

        On that note, check out this post from last week. I made it near the end and it may have gone unnoticed:

        “Here is a 2010 video of sociopath and current “chief public health officer” Teresa Tam (one of the many Little Eichmanns of the past few years) telling the world on live TV how they would treat noncompliants in a diseas- outbreak scenario involving vaccination. Something they never would have cooked up, ofc.

        https://twitter.com/Kukicat7/status/1607849109515374592?cxt=HHwWgMC8keKPndAsAAAA

        From 2010, one of the criminals laid out the hoax in detail. On live TV.

        • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

          She is a sick fuck. She did that creepy Christmas tweet too. I loved the responses it got.

          These are the WEF types running the show. They all should be swinging from gibbets.

  53. RRConboy January 6, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

    Unz Review, 04-15-2021, “PURE, UNALLOYED EVIL”, by Mike Whitney

  54. Uncle Bob January 6, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

    “How about your doctors? Do you wonder what they’ve learned? Or if they’ve learned anything.”

    I get to see a pulmonologist every year to make sure my sarcoidosis is under control. A couple months ago, I saw a new doctor for the third straight year. This guy is the new head of the pulmonology department. He presumed I’ve been a good boy and have gotten my shots. He said hes read the literature and KNOWS Covid came from eating infected animals because nobody has replicated the disease in a lab. He went on to say that, while the first shots were effective, they were only effective against the initial Covid; as time has passed and mutations have developed, the shots are less effective. He said we’ll never be able to stop wearing face diapers until such time that Covid is sufficiently weak and enough people have taken shots that it’s no longer a concern. “That’s why God gave us two arms: One for the annual flu shot, and one for your Covid booster.” No, I did not get either shot.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

      He sounds like someone who would use leeches for a headache.

  55. GreenAlba January 6, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

    I”m very tempted to send a copy of this week’s essay anonymously to all the docs at my GP practice.

    • JohnAZ January 6, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

      They wouldn’t read it.

      • Islander January 6, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

        Don’t predict outcomes!

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

      That might be a fun exercise.

  56. Jimpa January 6, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

    I tested positive for Covid this week after having cold like symptoms. Taking Ivermectin, hydroxichloroquine, vit c d, and zinc. I don’t have much cold symptoms anymore, but feel foggy, a little light headed and low energy. Is it the covid or the meds? Hard to say. Wife went thru this last week and is ok now, she didn’t have the Ivermectin and Hydroxi, but had a worse time than I’m having so far.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

      AKA flu/cold etc. Like every other year in recorded history.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 6, 2023 at 8:04 pm #

        There is no Covid test. It is part of the hoax. A swab up the nose? Who knows what is on/in the swab? I’m sure it is ‘safe and effective’, sort of a catch-phrase.

    • cowbell81 January 6, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

      It’s a pandemic of the unvaccinated, don’t you know?!?! We are still working to flatten that curve.

    • Islander January 6, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

      Jimpa:

      Don’t forget vitamin A, and quercetin to activate the zinc.

      • Jimpa January 7, 2023 at 11:47 am #

        Was taking Quercitin too. Today I’m just going to do vitamins. I am only a little congested, but feel edgy and having strange dreams usually a reaction to medication for me, so I’m just going to stop taking them. If covid symptoms come back then I’ll go take the again..

        • Jimpa January 7, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

          Got a lot of this medication when wife got sick and tested positive. She had a really nasty cough and sore throat. I got to thinking that if it went down in her lungs it would be really bad, so I hopped on it. Wanted to be proactive instead of reactive. She got over it before the meds even arrived ( had to be mailed). It was expensive and unnecessary, but I didn’t know that at the time.

          I never had the sore throat, it just stayed up in my head. Maybe it was just a cold. Who knows what the tests really mean. You read opinions saying covid doesn’t even exist to it’s going to kill you. A doctor told my wife that she was going to die is she didn’t get the jab months ago. I just try to hedge my bets and follow my gut. Sure can’t rely on the medical establishment, that’s for sure.

          I think if another NFL player collapses on TV, The shit hits the fan as far as the public is concerned.

  57. Jarek January 6, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

    So you admit the Vax is a bioweapon?

    • ViceGrip January 6, 2023 at 5:27 pm #

      Patents issued by the U. S. Patent Office; said patents thereafter having been utilized in the manufacturing of this bioweapon as overseen by the U. S. Department of Defense, were issued as far back as 1974.

      Some of the latest patents related thereto were issued to Ralph S. Baric, Phd at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His lab used Coronaviruses as models to study the genetics of RNA virus functions.

      Messenger RNa [mRNA] ring a bell?

      • Not_GeorgeT January 7, 2023 at 10:54 am #

        I think we can find Baric publishing on the topic back somewhere in the early 90’s. This didn’t happen ‘overnight’ as the propagandized public was led to believe.

        • ViceGrip January 7, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

          Ralph Baric’s research at Chapel Hill, as pertaining to gain-of-function research [read bioweapon development] utilizing coronavirus’s, had been shut down by the Obama Administration; or so the public had been led to believe.
          As a result thereof, his *ongoing* research of same was conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. He collaborated with the Director of the Wuhan BSL4 Lab — Dr. Zhengli Shi, PhD, in the creation of the ‘HKU Spike’ component of the bioweapon.
          (see Journal of Virology, Zhengli Shi, Ralph S. Baric, et. al publication date 06-10-2015). It would be remiss of me to not also mention, that the ‘offshoring’ of the bioweapon to Wuhan for it’s final development, had been (at *that* time) surreptitiously ‘overseen’ by Dr. Peter Daczik (sp) of Ecohealth Alliance.

          • Not_GeorgeT January 8, 2023 at 2:14 am #

            Nice summation, thank you.

  58. MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

    Ashli Babbit’s mother arresting doing peaceful protest:

    https://twitter.com/antiwokeone/status/1611443134688272384

    • Not_GeorgeT January 7, 2023 at 11:02 am #

      Thanks for the link, will we see Due Process in action? Ashli Babbit didn’t have a chance for due process. What I found interesting were some of the comments, particularly speculation regarding who really is remaining in police departments post-bioweapon mandates.

  59. MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

    Looking more and more like the guy arrested for the murders of the 4 young adults in Moscow, Idaho, Kohberger, is a violent incel. I’m guessing he probably spent a lot of time in the manosphere.

    Just like I predicted! I should have made some bets.

    • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 4:00 pm #

      Why didn’t some woman have sex with him and cure him before it came to this?

      • BackRowHeckler January 6, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

        Look at the f#kkn guy, he’s a creep, a weirdo and a homicidal maniac.

        Not exactly qualities that would attract the attention of the two pretty blonds that he murdered.

        • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

          Jarek has found kinship with the murderer. Just as I suspected he would.

        • cowbell81 January 6, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

          As a student of criminology, I bet he had whips, chains, and handcuffs in his bedroom. All he wanted was a friendly playmate.

          He is creepy looking. Just look at his eyes. They are sunken in and have a deep look of void to them, absent all emotion and compassion. Eyes are a window to the soul, as they say.

          • Karen January 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

            Honey, the wallet is the window

        • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 10:23 pm #

          Well some woman should have helped him before he got this bad. In the ancient Goddess religion of the Middle East, every woman had to be a sacred prostitute at least once in her life.

      • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

        #1 Rule of Misogyny:

        Women are responsible for everything men do.

      • Karen January 6, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

        He’s why they invented the fleshlight.

        It’s either that or an obese ginger woman who has to wear sandals all year round cuz of her circulation and such

      • Anthea January 6, 2023 at 9:57 pm #

        @ Jarek:

        Because we are not charitable organizations.

        • Jarek January 6, 2023 at 10:25 pm #

          Or just not charitable (selfless loving, agape) period.

          As usual, you out yourself.

          • GreenAlba January 7, 2023 at 9:44 am #

            Your version of Catholicism never ceases to amaze me. Now we are to have sacred prostitutes offering mercy fucks to potential psychos. I suppose you’re also going to go around shagging ugly women out of Christian charity so they don’t get depressed.

          • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 11:27 am #

            Only if they’re under 20 years old.

          • MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 11:59 am #

            Thank you, G.A.

            His particular version of Catholicism would not be accepted by any Catholic priest I know. Or any Catholic, for that matter.

            Mercy fucks – hahahahaa!

          • Anthea January 8, 2023 at 11:23 am #

            @ Jarek:

            Or perhaps you out yourself in proposing the women provide “charity sex” to the “disadvantaged” males among us.

        • Islander January 7, 2023 at 11:50 am #

          Nor “sex therapists.”

          He could have hired a prostitute.

          • Islander January 7, 2023 at 11:54 am #

            So could Jarek, for that matter.
            Or a sex therapist.

          • Anthea January 8, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            @ Islander:

            Jarek can’t hire a prostitute, because he doesn’t have a job.

    • Alzaebo January 6, 2023 at 9:43 pm #

      Tall, white, psycho: he will have 10,000 letters from women professing love and proposing marriage by the end of the month.

      • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 9:58 pm #

        Guaranteed.

      • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

        Yeah, good guy criminals never get any letters from women. They love the bad boys! White cop killing Mau Mau Mumia was deluged by endless women offering themselves. But the Bruders Schweigen? Not one!

        In the new America, should we reinstitute the Cult of Sacred Prostitution? All women having to offer themselves up at least once during their lives? Of course the truly pious will do so many times. And the most pious will live at the Temple and do so full time.

        Normal women and better! Not horrid skanks like prostitutes are today. It is said that many of sacred temple prostitutes retired and went on to become wives and mothers. Truly a very different civilization. A better one in some ways…..

        • Anthea January 8, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

          @ Jarek:

          You probably couldn’t afford a high quality cult prostitute anyway. Those Cults of Sacred Prostitution were not charity organizations either. They were fund-raisers for the temples–kind of like very high-end bake sales.

          High quality prostitutes may be found today. An enterprising person could probably engage the services of a very fine mistress. She would require a lavish allowance, which would most likely include the rent on a separate domicile, as she would almost certainly not agree to live with you, and living expenses. You might even have to buy her a condo.

          I must admit that my opportunity to observe these arrangements is limited to gay men. I’ve known two gay men who enjoyed such arrangements. One received a lavish allowance; the other got a condo out of the deal.

          The price of a high-quality prostitute has probably remained as stable over the centuries as the price of a high-quality suit of clothes, which is said to be one ounce of gold. The cost of a temple prostitute in the days of yore was probably much the same as it is today. I think we can be pretty sure that the temples of yore were not under-pricing the merchandise.

          If you can’t afford such services today, you couldn’t have afforded them then, either.

          Interestingly, the Emperor Claudius engaged the services of a prostitute over a period of many years. They were (according to the book, “I Claudius”), good friends, and she acted as a shrewd advisor to Claudius. In Ancient Rome, prostitution was a profession in its own right, somewhat like plaçage in the French and Spanish colonies of the Old South. These arrangements, as with Claudius’s, amounted to a form of extra-legal marriage.

          Bottom line: You can’t afford such an arrangement.

      • jim e January 7, 2023 at 11:29 pm #

        My Uncle represented James Earl Ray in his Divorce.

  60. Karen January 6, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

    For the love of God! What is up with this insufferable Kevin McAverage and his egomaniacal drive for the gavel? It’s very undignified but at least this further exposes the complete requirement of indignity needed to clutch those levers of power.

    Have you no shame man?
    He feels he deserves it. Well doesn’t privilege do that to a man. Particularly an average man who succeeds by grift.
    Just look at Brandon and where such an unaccomplished lackluster person can go by selling every fiber of their non-being.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

      WEF puppets are not allowed to do anything but follow orders. They want him in there, no doubt he doesn’t have a choice in the matter.

      Once you sign up, you do their bidding (see: Justin Turdeau).

      They must have a SHITLOAD of goods on the guy. LOL. Otherwise they can’t be controlled like that.

      • Night Owl January 7, 2023 at 11:31 am #

        I agree. His demeanor is that of a very weak man.

        I have no doubt they have dirt on him.

        • MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

          I’m 100% sure that no one in power can be there until and unless the PTB have something to bribe/coerce/scare them with. Even Turdeau’s brother said they have some goods on Justin, which is why he is not allowed to stray from the script no matter how unpopular it makes him.

      • Islander January 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

        Doesn’t he have a “roommate”?

        A fat guy?

        It does look as thought the conservative wing of the party got some concessions that might actually make a difference, such as chairmanship of some important committees.

        Come to think of it, isn’t this kind of how coalition building takes place in parliamentary democracies—in order to build the coalition, the coalition leader must give certain ministries to minority but needed parties.

        That is how the Greens in Germany got both Defense (Baerbeck) and Economics .(Habeck), right?

        IMO *anything* that differentiates the GOP from the Dems is better than nothing. And maybe we are seeing first moves toward creation of a significant power block within the Repug party—-maybe as close to a Third Party as our system is capable of?

        Just wondering.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 4:20 pm #

      They’re going to do a midnight vote or something. That will shoo him in, just in time for the weekend news dump.

      The whole shit show is to convince people that there is some differences between the Democrat and Republican parties.

      There isn’t.

      • Karen January 6, 2023 at 6:41 pm #

        There’s only the power

        And the power arrested Babbit’s mother for

        J-walking

        In DC. A no bail zone where felonies are ignored

      • Alzaebo January 6, 2023 at 9:48 pm #

        “…a midnight vote or something. That will shoo him in, just in time for the weekend news dump.”

        Spot on. The silver lining is, every day the House can’t vote on spending, is another billion that we didn’t send to the Ukraine.

        • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 9:58 pm #

          McCarthy wants to send Ukraine that $$.

          • Alzaebo January 6, 2023 at 10:29 pm #

            Update, 10:20 p.m. EST
            Voting now

            MaryQ, you nailed this one, nailed it right to the floor.

            I thought we were supposed to be solemnly mourning the anniversary of Insurrection Against Our Democrathy, wearing sackcloth and ashes?

          • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 11:28 am #

            They had to wait for the mail-in votes to get there.

      • JohnAZ January 7, 2023 at 1:09 am #

        Yes there is, Mary, represented by twenty conservatives.

        Otherwise, unless proven different, you are right.

  61. Jarek January 6, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

    NY Post

    A 25-year-old former college soccer player suspected of savagely attacking a 78-year-old man on a train platform in Oregon — and chewing off his ear and part of his face — told cops he believed the victim was a killer robot, according to prosecutors.

    Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced Wednesday that Koryn Kraemer has been arraigned on a second-degree assault charge stemming from the grisly incident that took place the day before at a light-rail train station in the Portland suburb of Gresham.

    The victim was standing on the Cleveland Avenue TriMetMAX platform at around 2 a.m. Tuesday when Kraemer, who was allegedly drunk and high on fentanyl and marijuana, approached the elderly man and proceeded to gnaw on his face.

    Jarek: The kid knew he was a robot by his smell. But he also said that he was saving the man from the robot. As John says of Big Pharma, This doesn’t make sense!

    The man’s skull was exposed by the attack. Was the skull bone or metallic?

    • cowbell81 January 6, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

      Wow! He should try this on Nancy Pelosi. She looks like a cyborg that may have some metallic bone for a skull. Drunk, high on fentanyl, and marijuana, all in one night. Sounds like quite the party animal!

    • BackRowHeckler January 6, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

      That’s the same train platform where, last week, a vaunted ‘Homeless Woman’ picked up a 3 year old girl and tossed her onto the tracks. Luckily some brave soul responded and saved the little one.

      Portland, of all the sh#thole urban hellscapes on the NAmerican continent, appears to be the worst, a magnet for drug addicted zombies & the Walking Dead from across America.

      • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

        I was thinking the same thing, what the hell is going on in that area of the city?

      • Paddys Lament January 7, 2023 at 1:00 am #

        So sad. In the 90’s, Portland was pretty hip, and I have some good memories of visiting the place; e.g., the old Mallory Hotel, Macheezmo Mouse, and Satyricon. Back then it was already a magnet for runaways, street urchins, and druggies; but today it seems like all you hear about are riots and random acts of mayhem.

      • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 11:37 am #

        Why wasn’t the woman charged with attempted murder?

        Interfering with public transportation? Are you frigging kidding me?

        ”Workman was charged with attempted assault in the first degree, assault in the third degree, interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct in the second degree and recklessly endangering another person.”

        And why was this not national news? I hadn’t heard about it.

        .foxnews.com/us/oregon-woman-held-without-bail-video-shows-her-allegedly-pushing-3-year-old-onto-train-tracks

        • MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

          I had seen it the day after it happened, on Telegram. I had to look up the incident to find the story.

          Yeah she just pushed a 3 year old onto the tracks. Insane.

        • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

          Is she Black? That would explain why no national coverage. Can I get an Amen, ladies?

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 6:00 pm #

      Hmmm. This is similar to what chimpanzees do when they attack, bite off ears and the like.

      • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

        Yes, what the chimps did to the couple who had gone to the zoo to celebrate their chimp son’s birthday.

    • Anthea January 8, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

      And how did he smell, exactly? Was it his men’s cologne?

  62. Roundball Shaman January 6, 2023 at 3:13 pm #

    “The doctors of this country — of all Western Civ, really — owe their citizens an apology and an explanation, and even then, they might not be able to save modern medicine.”

    Once trust is lost it is very difficult to ever get it back. Sometimes it is impossible to get it back.

    The Medical Profession has deeply and permanently disgraced itself. It has broken trust with the Public and surrendered its once respected place in society.

    And let’s be honest. Most Medical professionals today don’t believe they have done anything wrong. Part of the Doctor-Patient dynamic has been that doctors have near god-like status and patients are mere mortals in the presence of heavenly greatness.

    That silly and bogus picture has been shredded forever. Medical people have exposed themselves to be deeply flawed humans with a lust for money and power and apparently little else. Not all of course. But all the ‘good’ ones have either already been forced out of the profession or will be ushered out shortly.

    Once you have fallen off such a high perch… good luck ever trying to get back up there. And maybe that’s a good thing since we found out the profession does not deserve respect and it’s once high status from the public.

    Narcissistic money whores with delusions of godhood. We already had enough of those kind in the political, financial, corporate, educational, and religious realms. Now we have them wearing the white coats and fake smiles to shield their deep darkness within and their bad intentions toward us.

    We the People must work to develop a new kind of health industry that returns to the core principle of Doing No Harm and one that works to promote and not harm public health. And some of the cancelled medical pros can lead us in forming such a new (old) social and medical pact with the public. Let the Medical Industrial Complex rot away in a heap of its own soiled gloves and stinky medical waste. Let’s have true professionals that care about the health and welfare of people. Yes, it’s possible and necessary.

    We do not need any apologies from the Medical Whores. We shouldn’t believe them anyway. What we need is for them to just go away and clear the field for those who treat human life as paramount and who will not sell their souls to the devils of the CDC, WHO, Big MotherEffing Pharma, and other agencies based in bowls of Hell.

    We were wrong about the Devil. He doesn’t wear a red suit. He wears a White Coat and sickly smile. And he has a medical degree on the wall.

    And Devils never repent. And we should never forgive.

  63. Aspen January 6, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

    Repentance?

    Problem, Reaction, Solution

    The problems are Global Pandemics, Anthropogenic Global Warming and Russian Aggression. The solutions are vaccines, lockdowns, masks, individual carbon output monitoring and social credit scores linked to CBDCs and endless war. They are just getting started. There will never be any acknowledgment of their crimes, much less repentance.

    • Karen January 6, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

      You have it all backwards mister!!

      The solution is in need of a problem.

      The new world disorder needs reasons for complete control over humanity.

      Invented disease, war, and global warming are perfect excuses

  64. Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 5:35 pm #

    Jesus, I finally caught up with reading all the comments as of 5:02 pm. I wanted to make sure nobody had raised the same issue that has been bothering me all day. Namely this:

    Yesterday when I tried to access the CFN blog I got a message saying sorry for the inconvenience but we are undergoing scheduled site maintenance but wait just a bit, we’ll be back soon (these were the approximate words).

    I tried all day and evening and continued to get the same message. Later, around 9, 10 or 11 pm I got something that looked like a messed up version of the usual CFN site but it was offset to the right and there was no way to get to the blog essay or comments.

    I wanted to post some comments so instead I went to a Word type screen and typed up a bunch of misc comments and saved them until CFN would return to normal at which point I would copy and paste one after the other into CFN.

    Well that never happened and I went to bed around midnight wondering what would happen around 9:30 am when Jim would typically post his Friday essay.

    Lo and behold I accessed CFN this morning and everything appeared normal. The first thing I did was go back to the Monday Jan 2nd comments section to see if any new comments had been added and there were… about a half dozen of them mostly with a time stamp of January 5, 2023 between 9 and 10 pm.

    How can this be!?!? Did anyone else have a similar experience?

    I will now review my saved misc comments and if I believe they are still relevant I’ll post them today.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

      I had a similar experience, although I never saw the new messed up site. Just the maintenance ‘cover’. And I still see it unless I open the site in another browser and copy the URL in this one. I think it’s a cache thing.

      And a couple of times today I got a 501 error (I think) when trying to post.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 6, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

        Log in was an issue today, had to exit and return, fortunately I got it to work before the allotted attempts were exceeded.

  65. Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 6:10 pm #

    Written Jan 5, pm:

    The CFN site has been down all day. That must be some heavy duty maintenance they’re performing. I hope it’s not something worse like maybe TPTB are getting POed at Jim’s blogs and have decided to do something about it.

  66. Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 6:11 pm #

    Written yesterday:

    On to matters of no significance as is my wont:

    A pro basketball player by the name of Ja Morant popped up in a sports article I was reading. The first question I had was how does Mr Morant pronounce his first name. But I’ll be damned if I could get a straight answer from Google. I figured there were two contenders, Jay and Jah but then I learned it could be Yah.

    Finally I found a name pronunciation recording that claimed Ja was pronounced Jah but it didn’t say that Mr Morant provided this information.

    • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 6:46 pm #

      I’ve always heard it as Jah. But forget that, just try and say Antetokounmpo five times fast. Hell, try to say it once or twice. Actually, it’s not that hard once you get the hang of it.

      • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

        Funny: I got a Jeanne, 43, Kyiv Ukraine picture ad in the ad box below.

      • jim e January 7, 2023 at 11:53 pm #

        Jah and YAH are both names of deities. Bob Marley loved Jah and Yah is as Judeo-Christian as it gets. (Yahweh, Yahshua)

  67. Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 6:14 pm #

    Written yesterday:

    In case case anyone here but me cares, Rutgers plays Maryland B-ball at 6:30 pm this evening. Rutgers beat #1 nationally ranked Purdue by one point on Monday on Purdue’s court. In the two games prior to that Rutgers doled out thrashings to Bucknell and Coppin State.

    OK, a late update: RU beat Maryland 64-50. The big question in the game was whose Black players could bring to the floor the most ridiculous coiffures. The result in my judgment was a tie. But BTW, the Maryland coach displayed a near terminal case of male pattern baldness.

    • Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 6:28 pm #

      In case case anyone

    • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 6:48 pm #

      doled out thrashings

      Nice use of sports metaphors. Or did they actually thrash them? GO RUCKERS!

    • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

      Which reminds me, if there’s any sport that should be worried about sharp blows to the chest, it’s basketball, where the big dudes throw sharp elbows to the midsection and chest all night long. Needless to say, they wear no padding either.

      No word on the NBA and NCAA cancelling their seasons yet, but I expect we’ll get the news any day now.

    • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 7:31 pm #

      Another funny thing, I’m noticing that actual African Blacks and Euro-Blacks one step removed are starting to show up in much greater numbers in both the NFL and NBA. Won’t be long before the local homies are an endangered species in both sports, like they already are in baseball.

      • jim e January 7, 2023 at 11:56 pm #

        TCU or Georgia? A horned frog is a lizard?

  68. Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 6:17 pm #

    Written yesterday:

    On CNBC a girl named Sara Eisen is hosting the post-market close chit chat session. Actually she’s 38 yrs old so “girl” is inappropriate. Sara has long blond hair (no doubt out of a bottle) which is parted in the middle and the roots are dark and I would guess deliberately so. Further, the part in the middle is as crooked as a mafia chieftain. None of these hair observations make any sense to me. Maybe a CFN hair-ista can explain the logic.

    • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 6:40 pm #

      Does she look this weird on TV too?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Eisen#/media/File:Sara_Eisen_at_the_World_Economic_Forum.jpg

      • Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

        ^This^ is not a very flattering picture. It does recognize, however, that she has a pretty nice “rack.”

        Ya know what’s funny though, at age 82 I have largely forgotten what it was that was so great about big tits.

        • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

          I’m a “just enough or maybe a little less” guy, myself. Saw a mixed Native American Ear, Nose, & Throat Doc yesterday who just floored me. She was just alright.

        • Paddys Lament January 8, 2023 at 7:56 pm #

          Q:” …at age 82 I have largely forgotten what it was that was so great about big tits.”

          That’s the same thing Paul Pelosi must be thinking to himself right about now.

  69. Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 6:19 pm #

    Written yesterday:

    You will recall that Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field Monday night in the first qtr of a pro football game. He appeared for all the world to have dropped dead. He was taken to the hospital in “critical condition.” Later that night Hamlin’s “Marketing Agent” put out word that Damar’s “vitals are back to normal.”

    First of all I was unaware that relatively unknown players had their own marketing agents. I assumed this guy (his name is Jordan Rooney) was a spokesman for the whole team but apparently not.

    The whole bit about Damar’s vitals having returned to normal has disappeared down the memory whole. I’ve been reading everything on this collapse incident and nowhere does the word “vitals” appear. Likewise there has been no mention of a possible connection of the collapse with Hamlin’s vaxx status. To even express such a thought might open a giant can of worms.

    • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

      There has been, however, mention about “the nutters” imagining the incident was possibly caused by his vaxx status.

      He’s supposedly breathing on his own now, so he’ll no doubt be sainted prior to the SB. If Buffalo were to win it all (Could the games even be fixed to ensure it? Hmm…), I have no doubt they’ll rig up a video feed (at the very least) so that he can present the championship trophy to the owner, coach, and MVP during the post-game Bacchanalia. Maybe they’ll even re-name it after him? Endless possibilities!

      • Karen January 6, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

        The guy took a blunt force to the chest.

        The extreme left and right are both haunted by the zealots. Why they’re called extremists.

        Just because the left tries to make tenuous correlations doesn’t mean you should.

        Have principles
        Be better

        • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

          That’s so stupid I won’t even respond to it. He took no “blow” at all. I saw the play.

        • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

          I saw a tackle, no blunt force to chest, and they have on protective chest gear.

          He’s vaxxed or they would say he wasn’t.

          Not a stretch or extreme to assume it could be because of the vaccine.

          • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

            Has to be vaxxed to even play. No exceptions.

          • Karen January 6, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

            Like I said, extremists dig their heels in. Believe what they always suspect.
            No matter the evidence

          • Karen January 6, 2023 at 7:28 pm #

            Show me a football chest pad. Go ahead.

            And now show me the helmeted athlete running at breakneck speed.

            Yeah. That’s going to save you.

            Stop being stupid

          • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 7:36 pm #

            It’s part of the shoulder pads, which extend down to cover most of the chest.

            And in this case, no one was running at him at breakneck speed. The WR Tee Higgins caught the ball, the safety Hamlin was already on him, wrapped him up, and “wrestled him to the ground.” Higgins actually took by far the worst of it, but even that was nothing at all. It was routine in every respect.

          • Mick January 6, 2023 at 7:55 pm #

            I do know that 100% of the Buffalo Bills were/are vaxxed. How many have been boosted, I don’t know.

            The NFL surprisingly did allow for a player to not be vaxxed, but he had to agree to daily testing as a consequence. If ever positive then he’d have to observe the current CDC protocol, which at the time was two weeks quarantine away from the team. Only very few players, such as Aaron Rodgers, said no to the vaxx.

          • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:04 pm #

            What’s your evidence, Karen, that we’re ignoring?

          • Karen January 6, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

            I’m not getting into an internet argument with a bunch of retards who thrive on the back-and-forth shouting and uncredentialed expertise.
            You’re going to believe it’s the vax regardless.
            So how about you just STFU?

          • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:09 pm #

            Karen gets more violent and angry the more she’s proven wrong.

            Sorta reminds me of some other commenters here, like the one who lives on cheap boxed chardonnay.

          • Mick January 6, 2023 at 8:17 pm #

            Lol.

            It’s natural law that a Karen drinks cheap boxed Chardonnay.

          • Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 9:18 pm #

            Has to be vaxxed to even play. No exceptions. – Disaff

            =============

            There were at least two pro football players who refused to be vaxxed. Most famous was Arron Rodgers, the Packers’ star QB. He took a lot of crap over it but I don’t think he ever “caved.” And, as we see, he continues to play. These teams know where their bread is buttered.

          • Alzaebo January 6, 2023 at 9:58 pm #

            “How many genders do you see, Karen? Is it four, or five?”
            Director O’Brien, Room 101

          • Disaffected January 7, 2023 at 8:40 am #

            @ Q.: Yes, Rogers apparently got away with one, there. Never heard if they made made him vaxx up after the fact when he admitted that he took an alternative “vaxx equivalent.” But I assume they’re still enforcing it on the rest.

            The whole thing amounted to virtue signaling and “support for the man” on the NFL’s part, as they’re the official PR Dept for the MIC, who also forced the vaxx on its military members.

          • Night Owl January 7, 2023 at 11:27 am #

            Yep. Run of the mill tackle.

            It was the shot. And the attempt to censor any discussion of it just reinforces that it was the shot.

          • jim e January 8, 2023 at 12:10 am #

            Go Packers! Bart Starr taught me to spell “Cul-de-sac”.

          • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 7:39 pm #

            Any more questions?

          • Mick January 6, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

            Yeah, Karen (appropriate name btw) has obviously never seen football pads.

          • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:06 pm #

            Karen self-owned, funny stuff.

          • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 8:12 pm #

            And these are “skill position” pads, so they’re the lightest, most maneuverable pads of all. Still quite protective, as you can easily see. QBs even add on a flak jacket around their abdomen, due to the actual hard helmet to midsection hits they take routinely.

            No QBs with blow-induced heart attacks yet that I’ve ever heard of, although Chris Simms did lose a spleen a few years back and almost died due to internal blood loss and a slow diagnosis. And of course Alex Smith damn near died and lost a leg due to complications from a radial fracture of the lower leg after that. That’s the one where your foot remains planted, and your whole leg gets torqued radially, literally splintering the bone(s) into shards. Interestingly enough, in neither case did they cancel a single game. I wonder if those guys don’t deserve compensation now?

        • Mike G January 7, 2023 at 7:31 pm #

          Can you imagine being a fauci fan and posting as Karen on this site? Just another troll with another moniker. ho hum

      • Roundball Shaman January 6, 2023 at 7:05 pm #

        Disaffected: “There has been, however, mention about “the nutters” imagining the incident was possibly caused by his vaxx status.”

        There are SO MANY questions today that we are not allowed to ask and so many things we are not allowed to do and so many things we are not allowed to believe in a ‘Free Country!’ that it’s getting impossible to remember them all. The growth industry for 2023: Things You Cannot Think Or Do In a Free Country.

        “If Buffalo were to win it all (Could the games even be fixed to ensure it? Hmm…)…”

        The story even larger than the unfortunate player’s circumstance is the High Holy State that the ‘National Football League!’ now has in The Indispensable Nation. Listen to much of the commentators sharing deep meditative speculation and consultation over whether a game will be resumed and how all this will affect everyone and the ‘Billion Dollar Business of Football that must go on!’

        This ‘Game’ has been raised above Cabinet Level in United States Incorporated Government flow charts. It has taken on a sickly oversized and undeserved place of importance in the National Consciousness not to mention giving all these globalist billionaire owners a constant stream of obscene profits at the expense of financially-hurting Americans.

        This ‘League’ has been exalted to the level of Priesthood and the Games being weekly Holy Sacraments. And the Players are the Disciples courageously carrying forth The Faith.

        There is a Game going on much bigger than ‘the games’ with this ‘League’. And They are winning big time… and We the People are losing just as badly.

        But as has been said… you can’t take advantage of people unless they agree to it.

        So while misguided young men continue to jeopardize their physical and mental health and futures for our National amusement and Dark State deflection from things that are actually important… and the Owners rake in those big big profits… let’s not think about any of that and just wait for the next Kickoff.

        And enjoy all those nachos as our new National communion wafers.

        • Disaffected January 6, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

          You’ve nailed it here, RBS!

        • Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

          things that are actually important – Roundball

          =========

          I don’t know Round ball… “important,” like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

        • Karen January 6, 2023 at 8:17 pm #

          Because you’re losers.
          Newsflash: winners win. Always.

          Klaus Schwab isn’t in his galactic underpants whinging away on a counterculture blog, unlike all of you.

          He’s doing what winners do: collecting scalps.

          Same goes for all the power-people.
          The winners aren’t on your side.
          Now why’s that?

          • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:29 pm #

            Because they are born connected and/or with silver spoons in their pie-holes?

          • Karen January 6, 2023 at 8:47 pm #

            No, because unlike you they spend their idle hours plotting.

            You spend them lamenting on a keyboard.

            The weak and lazy are prey

            Go ahead, ask the universe.

          • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 10:08 pm #

            I’d rather be a random commenter on social media than a monster.

            What’s funny is you accusing us ‘losers’ of having no power while doing the thing you accuse us of.

            Karen, you are one funny “lady”.

            Enjoy your boxed whine.

          • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 11:44 am #

            I’m thinking that riverrat had a sex change. But his opinions and delivery of insults remain the same.

          • MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

            I think you are correct, Paula. I have never seen Karen and rr on the same thread. One disappears and then the other shows up.

          • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

            Karen’s been here before and you loved her for her zings against yours truly. Now the vurm has turned!

            It is hard to kick against the zings, is it not?

  70. anmariwakaranai January 6, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

    I just got in through the ‘burning platform’, site link. Maintenance all day yesterday and today.

  71. Mick January 6, 2023 at 8:02 pm #

    Apologies if anyone above has posted this story. This story is pitiful. Canada is lost. Gone.

    Wise Canadians are leaving, or making plans to leave. Or wishing they could leave. It probably won’t be much better in the US of A much longer though. We’ll see.

    From Jordan Peterson:

    “To clarify: it’s been decided: I either submit to social media communication retraining or face a disciplinary hearing and possible suspension of my clinical license and the right to represent myself as a psychologist.”

    blog.canberradeclaration.org.au/2023/01/06/jordan-peterson-social-media-re-education/

    reclaimthenet.org/jordan-peterson-social-media-communications-retraining/

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:07 pm #

      The whole world is being Nazi-fied.

      Because idiots won’t stand up for themselves.

      I have been standing up for myself.

    • Karen January 6, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

      Maybe if you stop crying and blubbering all over the place Jordan.

      He sounds like Kermit after news that Fozziie and Miss Piggy were killed after being mistakenly thrown in the dryer.

      He has points but he’s emotionally fragile.

      • Karen January 6, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

        Blubbering

      • Mick January 6, 2023 at 8:30 pm #

        Yeah, that’s a good reason for him to be targeted by Canada’s Thought Police. His “blubbering” and being “fragile”.

        I’m not a fan of Peterson myself, even though I agree with him more often that I disagree. I don’t want anyone to be targeted in this manner. Not even you…..you dumb bitch.

        • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:40 pm #

          Yeah, isn’t it funny how the wokie is revealed in people when they are very happy to see someone censored by the gov’t when they don’t like them?

          Karen is really a Karen.

          • Mick January 6, 2023 at 8:43 pm #

            Who is this Ho anyway? Is she riverrunner’s pole waxer and ball washer?

          • Q. Shtik January 6, 2023 at 9:36 pm #

            Who is this Ho anyway? Is she riverrunner’s pole waxer and ball washer? – Mick

            ==============

            There are certain comments on this blog that make me literally LMAO. This is one of them.

          • Mick January 7, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

            Lol…

        • Karen January 6, 2023 at 8:44 pm #

          Hey Mickey!
          Oh Mickey you’re so wrong, hey Mickey!

          He’s unstable.
          And he’s supposed to.be treating people.

          The state grants licenses and what it gives it may take away.

          It’s their game, he chose to play it.

          I’m sure it’s driven by politics but I won’t deny that the man is fragile and emotionally unhinged.

          • Mick January 6, 2023 at 8:50 pm #

            I don’t deny that you’re 12. If that.

            This is about stopping speech, you stupid, stupid dumb bitch.

          • Karen January 6, 2023 at 8:55 pm #

            You’re just as fragile Mick.

            How much you pay Tate for dating advice?
            There must be a lot of dumb bitches out there in Mick’s world.

            Imagine all of them. Ignoring Mick.

          • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 10:10 pm #

            How is he “unstable?”

            Be specific.

          • Karen January 6, 2023 at 10:50 pm #

            You have Stockholm syndrome Maria.
            How many Micks have called you a dumb bitch.
            He might as well be calling you babe

          • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 10:54 pm #

            Mick didn’t call me a dumb bitch, hon.

            He called you that.

          • Karen January 6, 2023 at 10:55 pm #

            Furthermore Mary.

            What psychologists can prescribe medication?

            Like I said: retards

          • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 10:58 pm #

            Plenty of them prescribe meds.

            What an odd question.

          • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

            Psychologists can prescribe meds in five states: Illinois, Idaho, New Mexico, Iowa, Louisiana.

            And psychiatrists can prescribe everywhere.

        • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 10:11 pm #

          I’m sure Karen is fine with psychologists who give sterility drugs to kids so they can ‘trans’ though.

      • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 8:39 pm #

        Why are you talking to Jordan here on Kunstler’s blog?

        I highly doubt he’s reading your comment.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 6, 2023 at 8:41 pm #

        Hahaha. He is loopy, and energy-blind.

    • SaskWatch January 7, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

      God help us!

  72. Gman January 6, 2023 at 9:17 pm #

    There is no apology sufficient enough for the medical community to ever regain the trust and respect of the people. Participating in the systemic murder and maiming of millions tends to push across the point of no return.

    • Anthea January 6, 2023 at 10:19 pm #

      These people are mass murderers.an They should be punished accordingly. Letting them off with apology would be like letting Jeffrey Dahmer off with apologizing.

      • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

        Dahmer is being rehabilitated as a gay hero, apparently.

        • MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 10:41 pm #

          Cannibalism might be a new identity, that might be why.

  73. The Man They Call Zazelle January 6, 2023 at 9:58 pm #

    “About Leah? She, she’s like a child in her mind– my Leah– and, uh… But very stubborn sometimes and suspicious of things when, when the things make use that depend she gets suspicious and things get broken up… So this attitude she changes, her life would be much more happier… And the second one, Adele…

    Adele. Adele is full of life, but recently she got into a lot of trouble with life. Emotionally she was distant… and health also got a little affected. And she she’s become a little psychiatric um sort of attitude. But she will become perfect in about another two years’ time, and she will definitely find the right man in her life and that life will be full and blossom, but this man may not be from this part of the world.

    About Leah?… Adele…

    About Leah?… Adele…”

    ~ ‘About Leah And Adele’, by Severed Heads (You Tube)

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 10:57 pm #

      WTF?

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 7, 2023 at 3:25 am #

        On Twitter:

        Doc Anarchy | Substack
        @DoctorAnarchist
        Modern medicine is a scam.

        12 truths the healthcare industry doesn’t want you to know:

        Thread?
        8:13 AM · Nov 2, 2022

        • The Man They Call Zazelle January 7, 2023 at 3:27 am #

          I don’t think we need to go to the thread, do we? We already know.

  74. MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 6, 2023 at 10:15 pm #

    JHK – This is exactly what I said to a family member two years ago…the last time I discussed this topic in detail with him or any family/friends. He hung up on me mid-sentence – a first in my 45 years. He’s a PhD, his wife is an MD, her dad is an MD, her brothers are MDs.

    He was pushing for us to get the shot, stating that they were “concerned about us”. Asking why I didn’t want it, I let slip that I felt the scientific/medical community had done itself a great disservice through the covid ordeal, destroying decades of trust that had once been a given.

    He took it personally. They all will, especially if they jabbed their own kids. I love him, we get along very well, but we do not discuss this topic. I don’t expect it to be an easy trip back to trust from either end. In the end, I didn’t do this. They did.

    That said, they don’t really seem to care anymore, and it was all swept under the rug per daily life. But they’re still fucking boosting their kids.

    • MaryQueen January 6, 2023 at 10:56 pm #

      It’s so tragic, these people with such unbelievable cognitive dissonance. And then will they even get it when their kids are sterile, or cognitively-challenged, or drop dead on the football field?

      Doubt it.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 7, 2023 at 11:14 am #

        ‘unbelievable cognitive dissonance’ is a continuation, like guys who can’t fly Cessnas operate massive jetliners with precision.

  75. Karen January 6, 2023 at 11:58 pm #

    Hey Kevin!

    No means no, especially the 14th time

  76. benr January 7, 2023 at 12:16 am #

    Mt friend got a call today telling him he MUST come in and get his moderna booster shot.
    His response was Frank died he no longer needs covid booster shots.
    Are they are now telling people YOU MUST come get your booster shot?

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 7, 2023 at 8:02 am #

      That almost borders on how the IRS words their mailings when you still owe $84.00. They make it sound as if the SWAT Team will be there any day to take your home and children, so you MUST sit on hold for three hours to speak to an agent who will tell you it’s no big deal.

      Just wrong that they are doing that with boosters, probably scaring old folks into thinking everyone is doing this and it’s their turn to get another.

  77. WadeWaters January 7, 2023 at 12:29 am #

    When I was a boy back in the 60’s and 70’s I remember seeing an occasional obese person. it was the exception, not the rule. Now they’re everywhere, although I think a few of them floated out to sea during the recent storm here in Santa Cruz county.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 7, 2023 at 8:02 am #

      Almost spit out my coffee…

    • Paddys Lament January 8, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

      Pretty soon they’ll be washing ashore like beached whales!

  78. The Man They Call Zazelle January 7, 2023 at 12:49 am #

    Another Health Care System Is Possible

    As people begin to realize that the health care, pharmaceutical, and private and government industries are not serving them, groups are working independently without the support or resources of the state to give care where it is needed. For them, there is no lobbying for the next health care plan or waiting for bills to pass. There is just direct action and building dual power–the concept that communities are served by and responsible to themselves. There is no hierarchy and no reliance on the state for grants and oversight.

    As with many dual power organizations, we see more forming outside of the US. Some, like the Self-Organized Health Structure of Exarchia (ADYE) in Greece, were born out of the economic crisis and growing illegitimacy of the government. Within the largely leftist Athens neighborhood of Exarchia, a community grew as an anarchist hub for those who wished to resist oppression by police, and increasingly from fascist groups…

    Health care without the state and corporate insurance can happen, but implementation necessitates small steps. It requires evidence of success to take away the fear of abandoning a system of health care delivery that’s been in place for over seventy years. As people realize they can receive quality and affordable health care without worrying about swinging pendulums of reform, and without the undue influence and persistent failures of federal and private insurance companies, the state loses legitimacy and the working class gains power…

    Current anarchist health care workers can encourage an increase in radical professionals by mentoring and teaching students and those interested in medical work. Those with training can provide street medic training and free first aid classes for underserved communities. There is also a need for a revolutionary faction in current unions and creation of new, nonhierarchical patient and worker unions. 

    Secondly, we need money to pay for services and supplies. This is unfortunately an all too common reality in the capitalist system. As health care services for the working class are increasingly underfunded or eliminated, we can no longer assume that Medicaid and Medicare will always be available. The push for privatization will likely cause for-profit health insurance companies to become the only option for most Americans. However, people can give funds directly for care instead of to insurance companies who siphon it directly into their profits. 

    Here in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the Amish practice a ‘from each according to ability and to each according to need’ approach to medical payments. While they are a religious order and not Marxist, they are collectivist and care for each other. Individuals and families contribute to a liability insurance fund based on assets and income. This fund, combined with contributions from the church, proceeds from fundraisers, and discounts negotiated with local providers, pays for the entirety of community members’ hospital bills…

    Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, is our need to build anarchist networks to create a viable health care system. Any alternative to the current health care system is going to start slowly and locally. One clinic in Philadelphia may inspire another in Pittsburgh. They share ideas on what works with interested anarchists in Cleveland, who then talk with an anarchist nurse they know in San Francisco. This is how revolutionary change happens. 

    As a primary goal, Medicare for All is reformist and not revolutionary. Universal health care is a temporary solution under the current capitalist health care system, but anarchists can reach for a genuinely socialized system based on self-management and cooperation. We know what kind of health care services our communities need. When we have doctors, nurses and other practitioners working together in a decentralized environment, providing care directly to patients without worry of insurance co-pays, this is where we build power. And no one can take that away.”  ~ Sara Miller

    • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

      Bishop Fulton Sheen on Communism: The early Christians shared everything in common because they loved each other. But turning it around and making everything in common will not create love.

      You illustrate well the deadly relationship between Anarchist idealist fools and the Communists. You need them to create your mythical paradise. What they create is an actual hell. You folks always get purged and you never learn.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 7, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

        The Great Gibber Plain

        You seem to have that backwards that the ideologies of some limited set of elites will, through deceit, deception, indoctrination, coercion and threats, etc., make the rest submit over the long haul.

        How’s that working out?

        Anarchy is less about ideology and more about a simple and reasonable response to being stuck in a abusive relationship.

        It says, here is the problem and here is the solution. That reasonableness doesn’t always work with many abusers (duh) doesn’t make the reasonable response any less reasonable. That’s a logical fallacy. If anything, the abuse underscorse it by glaring contrast.

        ——

        Hypothetical scenario:

        Jarek’s partner: “I want to leave our relationship because you are abusive and find another that is not.”

        Jarek: “Ooh, oh, you are an ideological fool! I will stalk you and shoot or beat you if you try to leave and/or threaten you/your new partner wherever you go! So see how that works for you and how it has worked for others in a similar situation!”

        Jarek’s partner: “Byeeee…”

        ——

        As you may recall, last year, I decided to take a listen to Midnight Oil’s work, since I never got into them. While I like less than was hoped, I like maybe 20% of their tunes…

        One of them is The Great Gibber Plain. It’s a strummy guitar sort of tune, the lyrics of which include this passage of note:

        “We’re free to secede.”

  79. JohnAZ January 7, 2023 at 1:00 am #

    Finally—

    • JohnAZ January 7, 2023 at 1:19 am #

      Jeffries gave a speech about how much the Dems have helped the country in the last two years.

      Which country, China, Ukraine? Certainly not here.

      • messianicdruid January 7, 2023 at 9:21 am #

        Undiscovered Country.

        A mathematical construct is susceptible to gematrical coding.

  80. The Man They Call Zazelle January 7, 2023 at 1:57 am #

    Abstract

    In this paper I will argue that a number of well known health interventions or initiatives could be considered anarchist, or at the very least are consistent with anarchist thinking and principles. In doing this I have two aims; first, anarchism is a misunderstood term, by way of example I hope to first sketch out what anarchist solutions in health and healthcare could look like. Second I hope to show how anarchist thought could stand as a means to improve the health of many, remedying health inequalities acting as a buffer for the many harms that threaten health and wellbeing. On this second point I will argue that there are a number of theoretical and instrumental reasons why greater engagement with anarchism and anarchist thinking is needed, along with how this could contribute to health and in addressing broader injustices that create and perpetuate poor health.” ~ Essex, Ryan (2021) Anarchy and its overlooked role in health and healthcare. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. ISSN 0963-1801 (Print), 1469-2147 (Online) (In Press)

  81. The Man They Call Zazelle January 7, 2023 at 2:24 am #

    “Using evidence from epidemiology, anthropology, and archaeology, Cohen provides fascinating evidence about the actual effects of civilization on health, suggesting that some aspects of civilization create as many health problems as they prevent or cure.” ~ book description for ‘Health and the Rise of Civilization’, by Mark Nathan Cohen

    “The pupil is thereby ‘schooled’ to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new. His imagination is ‘schooled’ to accept service in place of value. Medical treatment is mistaken for health care, social work for the improvement of community life, police protection for safety, military poise for national security, the rat race for productive work. Health, learning, dignity, independence, and creative endeavour are defined as little more than the performance of the institutions which claim to serve these ends, and their improvement is made to depend on allocating more resources to the management of hospitals, schools, and other agencies in question.” ~ Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society

    • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

      All true. Yet the most gifted typically want to be handsomely compensated for their genius and long hours. I assume that those behind the Vax attained unto the Capstone itself.

      Who was it who injected themselves with an experimental vaccine? Marie Curie? Such medical saints are rare in research. More of them are to be found among nurses, perhaps.

      In Japanese schools, even test tubes are shared. Is such group culture likely to produce individual genius? But of course, some level of equitable distribution of the goods of society is important, to Illich’s point and yours.

      How, how to nurture both individual genius and group solidarity? In the modern industrial state: National Socialism. In old Europe: Strong Christian culture, emphasizing family life and the bringing up of children to be responsible people. And as Cotton Mather, the female child takes greater attention being more prideful from an early age. All of this knowledge must have a place in National Socialism – even if the culture is no longer Christian per se.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 7, 2023 at 6:52 pm #

        Upthread, I highlight secession.

        I do so in part because of the so-called Dunbar number (and similar, if less famous, numbers) and what this related quote suggests:

        “The ‘iron law of oligarchy’ states that all forms of organization, regardless of how democratic they may be at the start, will eventually and inevitably develop oligarchic tendencies, thus making true democracy practically and theoretically impossible, especially in large groups and complex organizations. The relative structural fluidity in a small-scale democracy succumbs to ‘social viscosity’ in a large-scale organization. According to the ‘iron law’, democracy and large-scale organization are incompatible.” ~ Wikipedia

        So even in those senses, the large-scale coercive centralized State-coporatocracy loses.

        As a species, we have problems. Fix them.

        • Jarek January 8, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

          Well you don’t believe in human nature, right? So what is there to fix? You mean change programming? That’s what this is all about: Man is hackable beast!

          Man has a higher and lower nature. We must transform one into the other. In the middle and later stages, it can be an individual’s choice and labor, but in the beginning (and this is the stuff you folks can’t stand), it must be imposed from above a la good upbringing; the passing on of cultural norms via socialization.

          Some punk rockers liked Hare Krishnas because both groups shaved their heads. You people like Communists because both of you hate “the olds” and want “change”. Face it: You guys are about that profound.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 8, 2023 at 9:54 pm #

            “Well you don’t believe in human nature, right?” ~ Jarek

            Whose? Yours?

  82. chimayred January 7, 2023 at 5:17 am #

    And JHK has barely scratched the surface of the problems with medicine. 40 year retired “decorated” non vaxed Interventional Radiologist with an extraordinarily competent former ER nurse manager for a wife.
    The government, insurance companies, and professional societies with their marginally competent non clinical shills -risk managers, compliance committees, utilization review, JCAHO, case managers, C suite-ers – have insinuated themselves in the process with virtually no demonstrable benefit. You have the CEO of Beth israel in Boston braying about the 3 month pay cut he took from his 7 figure salary while one of his hospitals was losing up to 3 ER nurses a week, ran out of syringes, had to rely on traveling Ultrasound techs and lost so many CT techs that they had to close down their CT scanner for 8 h a day. They couldn’t life flight people out, they couldn’t divert patients to other hospitals…here are two examples -they are overburdened with elderly nursing home patients who are sent into the ER when they become unruly and can’t refuse them even though most of them have a DNT order -do not transfer! So they are sapping resources -beds meds nursing care docs – while real emergent cases are delayed. THE FAMILIES DO NOT WANT THEM TRANSFERED TO HOSPITALS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BUT THEY ARE ANYWAY! I would bet anywhere from 25-50% of the patients are DNT’s, combative recidivist druggies and drunks who are also a drain on resources. State and federal regs mandate their care. Think of that the next time you or a loved one has an 8h ER wait.

  83. CrusherMuldoon January 7, 2023 at 7:21 am #

    Ja Morant’s nickname is “Breaker” (Laughs)

  84. CrusherMuldoon January 7, 2023 at 7:24 am #

    I think if forensic anthropologists examined the body of the late Chuck Hughes of the Detroit Lions (the football player who died on the field) they would find latent traces of an experimental pre Covid-19 clot shot.

    • Disaffected January 7, 2023 at 8:29 am #

      Very possible!

    • Disaffected January 7, 2023 at 8:50 am #

      Chuck Hughes case was quite a bit different. No on-field precipitating incident was involved and he clearly had a pre-existing condition. He simply died of the same thing my grandfather who had a similar history did at age 54: a good old-fashioned heart attack.

      Death

      Hughes had suffered an injury in an August 1971 preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, which led to him collapsing in the locker room. He was hospitalized, but doctors were unable to diagnose what was wrong (suspecting a spleen injury) and he was released, despite never fully recovering. Hughes, who would suffer from what he believed was acid reflux and other maladies for the remaining two months of his life, insisted on continuing to play, saying that the pain he was experiencing was “not that bad.”[7]

      On October 24, 1971, the Lions hosted the Chicago Bears at Tiger Stadium. Late in the 4th quarter, with Detroit trailing 28–23, the Lions were driving into Chicago territory and Hughes, who entered the game as an injury replacement, caught a pass from quarterback Greg Landry for 32 yards and a first down at the Bears’ 37-yard line.

      Three plays later, Landry threw a pass that tight end Charlie Sanders dropped near the end zone. Hughes, a decoy on the play, began running back to the huddle with 1:02 showing on the clock. Suddenly, he dropped to the turf clutching his chest around the 20-yard line.[3] Hughes collapsed near Bears linebacker Dick Butkus, who saw him begin to convulse violently on the field. Butkus motioned to the sideline frantically to get Hughes assistance.[8]

      Both teams’ doctors and trainers, along with a physician who happened to be attending the game, ran to Hughes to try to save him. An ambulance was called for and arrived to take Hughes to Henry Ford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:34 pm that afternoon. He was 28 years old. The game was played to its conclusion in front of a now-stunned silent crowd in Tiger Stadium, with the Bears’ lead holding. The Lions awaited word of Hughes’ condition after the game and the players were informed once word had broken that he was dead.

      A postmortem examination revealed that Hughes was suffering from undiagnosed and advanced arteriosclerosis (one of his coronary arteries was 75% blocked) and that he had a family history of heart disease. The direct cause of death was a coronary thrombosis, which caused a massive myocardial infarction that cut off the blood flow to his heart.[9][10] Hughes was buried in San Antonio, Texas, and all 40 of his Lions teammates attended his funeral, including head coach Joe Schmidt.[4] He was survived by his widow, Sharon Leah, and by his son, who was 1 year and 11 months old at the time, Brandon Shane.[3] A $10,000 trust fund was set up for his son by an insurance company.[11] His widow filed a $21.5 million malpractice lawsuit against Henry Ford Hospital in 1972 for not diagnosing his condition after the Bills game. The lawsuit was settled on October 3, 1974, for an undisclosed amount of money.[12]

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Hughes#:~:text=The%20direct%20cause%20of%20death,including%20head%20coach%20Joe%20Schmidt.

      • BackRowHeckler January 7, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

        In 2022, over 3000 college football games (D1, 2, & 3, + NAIA), plus about 200 NFL games, and one guy in one game has a heart attack. Looked at from that angle football doesn’t seem all that risky.

        • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

          The Game must go on! Without the game and the cold ones in the fridge, what you do? Build the Pyramid higher? You already did your share. Now you want to relax. To enjoy!

        • Mick January 7, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

          A guy I know who played Div 1 NCAA football in the 80s, and then went on to be in the NFL for about three years says that what most fans don’t see is what becomes of NFL players later in their 40s and 50s. Depending on how many times they got their bell rung, many are in terrible shape. They don’t age well. Life expectancy is much lower for an average NFL player than the general population. Suicide rate is high.

          The guy I mentioned was a place kicker, so he didn’t get his bell rung that much. I think he said the only times he suffered concussions were in High School when he was also a receiver. It was one of the reasons why he chose to kick. A doctor told him that once you get your first concussion, it is then easier to get the second, and third…. Sometimes it may be several decades before it takes a heavy toll on your health. Others it takes that toll pretty quickly.

          • Disaffected January 7, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

            Yeah, kicker would be the only way to go. I’ve had two concussions myself (not football related, but one at the tender age of 16), and they ain’t no piece of cake. My mom has always wondered if the first one didn’t change me somehow, as that was about the time I “went off the mainstream rails.” Who knows? Sure don’t want another one in this lifetime, though, I can tell you that!

            By the way, just found out earlier this year that my cousin-in-law (is that a thing?), Matt Haack, is the punter for the Indianapolis Colts. He was with the Bills, but they released him in August in favor of some young phenom from San Diego State, who then got exposed as some sort of sexual predator during his college years and released as well.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 7, 2023 at 10:23 pm #

        “On October 24, 1971,” during ’71 CPR and defibrillation was just being introduced to healthcare providers. At some point after the initial rollout it began making its way to the public. The research supporting the AED in urban and rural settings was published in 1979.

  85. MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 7, 2023 at 8:25 am #

    McCarthy gets in after 15 ballots. Now that’s what I call “not a mandate”.

    • Disaffected January 7, 2023 at 8:50 am #

      And a fist fight on the floor! What’s not to love?

      • JohnAZ January 7, 2023 at 10:32 am #

        Just think if this had not happened. Business as usual with 4 RINOs joining the Dems vote after vote.

        These twenty conservatives definitely shifted things to the Right, first time since1996.

        The six that finally voted present to give him the seat definitely let the leadership of both houses know they had to be accounted for.

        Those 18 GOP aholes in the Senate lost a lot of power today, McConnell included. Good!

        BTW, the pictures of McConnell and Biden together in Kentucky made me sick.

        Deep state forever, right?

        • Mick January 7, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

          If McConnell was in and originally from a deep blue state, he’d be a Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi. These people have no real core values. They do and act in whatever way they deem will get them re-elected. But they’re main goal, aside from enriching themselves with wealth and power, is to advance the establishment agenda. Which is of course how they get more wealth and power.

          • Mick January 7, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

            Ugh….Yes I see my obvious grammatical and syntax errors in above post. Oh well, correct them in your mind.

        • Woodchuck January 7, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

          McConnell is one of the most degenerate and effeminate looking pieces of garbage I’ve ever seen. His moronic and vacant looking face with all the bags of fat hanging off it. Who in their right minds vote for these people or even care what they have to say? These aren’t men, they are pussies and parasites.

          • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

            McCarthy is much more favored by Nature, being both tall and broad shouldered, with a handsome face. But inwardly? Much the same: Vacant. No real views. Just a vehicle for the lobbyists by which they enforce their agenda.

            Maybe being more favored, he is more normal – thus able to hide his corruption or even endure against it as an individual man. Then again, he rooms with a big time lobbyist. What’s that about?

          • Q. Shtik January 7, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

            Who in their right minds vote for these people – Woodchuck

            ============

            mind votes

        • Jarek January 7, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

          Agree. Just about the only major real thing that’s happened in years there. Tucker called it last night. McCarthy made at least one big concession: the formation of an ongoing committee to investigate Federal agencies interfering in politics. He endorsed one of the men who will be in it: some guy from Kentucky.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 7, 2023 at 10:13 pm #

        I’ve said many times on here I shun tv…. well, that one looked like it had potential.

        Rollicking bit of entertainment!

  86. messianicdruid January 7, 2023 at 9:11 am #

    Science is as Science does.

    Piltdown Man justifies his existence. Mudfossals are larger than expected because Expanding Earth Theory is ignored. Petrified octopus – hard to fathom.

  87. benr January 7, 2023 at 9:58 am #

    Darren Beatie on Glenn Beck shredding the Jan 6 narrative as to who planned and master minded the festivities!

    player.fm/series/series-2343141/ep-169-what-are-the-feds-hiding-in-jan-6-investigation-darren-beattie-the-glenn-beck-podcast

    He discusses Ray Epps and scaffolding commander!
    They talked at length about the dubious pipe bomb and where Kammala Harris was during these festivities as well as all the preparation to allow people into areas the public is usually not allowed.
    Damn good information.

    • MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

      Holy moly that is crazy! The pipe bombs, I didn’t know about. Wow they really did not want the election results to be addressed that day.

      • benr January 7, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

        The names involved have also been part of other big things like Oklahoma bombing and other nasty life changing events that on retrospect remind me of the Reichstag fire.

        • Mick January 7, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

          It’s almost always the same cast of characters. Of course it is always from the same source that selects the cast.

        • MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

          Indeed. Always the same small group.

          This is why I think Jo Jo Magoo is where he is, because he’s in the know, and part of the laundering system.

          • Not_GeorgeT January 7, 2023 at 10:50 pm #

            Jo Jo Magoo, how much is an act, how much is for real? Is it really him? Photo comparisons show subtle differences.

            Short memory trip, was there a clip circulating with his ‘handshakes’ going right through people, somewhere like outside the Whitehouse?

            Is there a ‘whitehouse’ set someplace else were the so-called action takes place?

        • Not_GeorgeT January 7, 2023 at 10:45 pm #

          ‘Reichstag fire’ We’re coming up on the 90th anniversary end of February. 27th?

      • Paddys Lament January 9, 2023 at 9:50 am #

        J6 was the ultimate dep state ‘diversionary tactic.’

    • MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

      Here’s more on people speaking out about it:

      https://celiafarber.substack.com/p/jan-6-represents-the-triumph-of-crude

  88. MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 11:35 am #

    World Economic Forum Declares Pedophiles ‘Will Save Humanity’ –

    video Dailymotion

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8gxdmd

    • Mick January 7, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

      Good grief.

      Russia simply MUST win

      • Not_GeorgeT January 7, 2023 at 11:10 pm #

        They must also disclose to the world what they found in places such as the bioweapon labs.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle January 8, 2023 at 12:07 am #

      I didn’t watch the whole video, but, fundamentally, I don’t care about State laws. They are just blanket control dragnets for large captive populations.

      Also, when I was in my early to mid-teens I was a paperboy for a few buildings that had bachelor and one-bedroom flats/apartments with many hot single older women in them.
      Dressed in skimpy lingerie, or thereabouts, sometimes some would invite me in and out of the hallway to wait a bit while they got their change for the paper.

  89. Paula D January 7, 2023 at 11:53 am #

    And speaking of the Mengeles destroying lives and trust, there is a convention coming up in South Dakota (!) pushing the mutilation of children.

    /iwnetwork.com/stop-the-lopsided-midwest-gender-identity-summit/?utm_source=MASTER+IWF+LIST&utm_campaign=348e71d780-Stop+Lopsided+Midwest+Identity+Summit+Email+%231&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e50abae2e5-348e71d780-108932347

    • MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

      It just keeps getting worse and worse, doesn’t it?

    • Not_GeorgeT January 7, 2023 at 11:09 pm #

      Thanks for the link(s).

      I needed to spend a very short time sorting them, presenting it as you did beat the word press hall monitor 🙂

  90. Mick January 7, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

    Are ‘they’ starting to admit things about the mRNA jabs?

    From the “Isn’t That Special File”:

    “Rare COVID-19 Vaccine Complication Linked to Circulating Spike Protein in Blood”

    insideprecisionmedicine.com/topics/patient-care/coronavirus/rare-covid-19-vaccine-complication-linked-to-circulating-spike-protein-in-blood/

    “Young adults and adolescents that suffered from rare cases of myocarditis following vaccination with a mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine had increased levels of the viral protein spike in their bloodstream, found a recent study carried out by a team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. However, it also concluded that the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination still greatly outweigh the risks…..”

    Of course they’re still genuflecting to Pfizer and Moderna by saying, “….the benefits of vaxxing still greatly outweigh the risks.” Oh yes, even said “greatly”.

    Maybe this is a start. Not counting on it, but we’ll see.

    • Paula D January 7, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      It concluded, did it?

      And what was the scientific basis for concluding that a “vaccine” that doesn’t stop infection and causes myocarditis is a benefit?

      The benefit goes to Pfizer and Moderna and the risks go to the patients. No risk to Big Pharma, no benefit to the public.

      OK, then, the risks outweigh the benefits, because who is it that hands out the grant money?

  91. MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

    Another young “died suddenly.” Only 33.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/gregory-yee-breaking-news-reporter-for-the-la-times-dies-at-33/ar-AA163Aa8

    • Mick January 7, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

      “Yee is survived by his father Andrew, a retired pulmonologist, and his mother Mirta, a retired nurse…”

      Since he came from a medically established parentage, I guess that cinches it that he was mostly likely vaxxed twice, and boosted who knows how many times.

      • MaryQueen January 7, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

        It leaves little doubt, yes.