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The public health bureaucrat who styles himself as “the Science” is at it again. In his quest to eliminate the control group for his experiment in hazardous mRNA injections, Dr. Anthony Fauci reiterated his warning that the nation faces “a crisis of the unvaccinated.” Omicron is upon us, he told a US Chamber of Commerce meet-up this week, and the hospitals will soon be overwhelmed by the unvaxxed.

Oh really? In fact, the gravest threat to America’s public health is… Dr. Tony Fauci and his debauchery of medical science. This will surely come as a surprise to readers of The New York Times, who see in the two-year (so far) Covid-19 event a splendid opportunity to hasten the destruction of the US economy and our culture in order to consolidate their own power to coerce and control the population. Clear the offices! Shut down the social spaces! Make ordinary business as difficult as possible! Cancel Christmas! That’ll git’er done!

In fact, Dr. Fauci is likely responsible for a preponderance of the total 802,000 US Covid deaths — putting aside the number of people who actually died from highway accidents, cancer, diabetes, old age, and other causes, but were listed as covid deaths by hospital accounting personnel avid for federal subsidy cash.

It was Dr. Fauci who organized the suppression of easily marshalled and inexpensive early treatments for the disease, namely hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, fluvoxamine, budesonide, azithromycin, monoclonal antibodies, Vitamin D, etc. It was Dr. Fauci who promoted the protocol of sending sick patients home from the ER without any treatment to await the further development of fatal clotting in their lungs. It was Dr. Fauci who designated the drug remdesivir — which he developed years ago for hepatitis-C (it did not work) with a financial stake in the patents — as the primary inpatient treatment for Covid-19. And then it turned out that remdesivir destroys patients’ kidneys and is ineffective anyway in late treatment of the disease when viral loads wane and spike proteins have already created the fatal capillary clots in the alveoli of the lungs and in other organs.

It’s Dr. Fauci who is responsible for the emergency use authorization on the mRNA “vaccines” that may have killed hundreds of thousands more Americans — based on the CDC’s VAERS system and statistical analysis of its inherent under-reporting at only 2.2 percent of all actual events— and you can add multiples more in non-fatal adverse reactions, including permanent disabilities. It’s Dr. Fauci who finagled the inadequate and botched trials of the mRNA vaccines in order to rush them into use. And now it’s Dr. Fauci who wants to vaxx up all the children in America, despite evidence that the mRNA shots permanently disable children’s innate natural immune systems and can cause lasting heart, blood vessel, brain, and reproductive damage, and also despite the fact that few children are susceptible to serious Covid illness in the first place.

The omicron moment may be the power-mad little weasel’s last stand. Reports so far indicate that omicron is a mild form of the virus. The one death reported to date did not include any information about the patient’s co-morbidities. For all we know, it was a motorcycle wreck with an omicron-positive label slapped on.

Dr. Fauci is now warning that America’s hospitals will be overwhelmed (and that it will be the fault of the unvaxxed). Consider this: He predicted the same thing for the first wave of the virus in the winter of 2020 and then the giant emergency hospital set-up in New York’s convention center was never used, nor was the US naval hospital ship brought up for Covid duty. Consider also: going forward, there may be more deaths from the delayed pernicious effects of the vaxxes — namely, the spike proteins which are now observed to linger in the organs and blood vessels as long as fifteen months after the shot — than deaths from the Covid-19 virus itself.

By the way, while Dr. Anthony Fauci may represent the leadership of the corrupt US public health bureaucracy, we cannot let the medical establishment itself off-the-hook for this epic fiasco of crisis mis-management. There are roughly a million doctors in America, and all but a tiny fraction of them have gone along with Dr. Fauci’s wrongful and harmful edicts. The doctors were the ones who flushed sick people out of their ERs without treatment. The doctors had to be forced by court orders to administer useful non-vaxx treatments to sick patients. The doctors continue to administer remdesivir despite its obvious toxicity and uselessness. US doctors went along with the lockdowns and the destruction of livelihoods, households, and futures. Doctors appear to support vaxx “passports” and other coercive measures. And now US doctors are going along with the malevolent effort to vaxx-up all the kids.

American doctors have proven to be cowards, cravens, zombies, and fools facilitating Dr. Fauci’s evil campaign — in concert with the rapacious pharmaceutical industry and a government in thrall to sinister forces that seek to destroy the country. The doctors have disgraced and dishonored themselves. The doctors have probably undermined their own vocations, as well as the entire armature of US health care, which they have allowed to become history’s worst racketeering operation. You can be sure it is going to collapse now, along with the equally degenerate financial system and, alas, much of the on-the-ground daily business of our country. For that you can also blame the geniuses behind “Joe Biden.”

The question is: will the people of this land submit to continued coercion and to the engineered demolition of their lives? So far, we have not rolled over like the pathetically servile Europeans and Australians. Here, there is apparently some will to resist further pushing around by this demonic elite. Several federal judges recently defined clear constitutional red-lines in their published decisions against the vaxx mandates.

Plenty of ordinary citizens are furious over the insidious and insane incursions of the political Wokery hitched to the Covid emergency — the race and gender hustles, the efforts to rig elections, the absurd spending programs aimed at countless grifting operations, the disastrous monetary inflation, and the invasion of opportunists from all over the world across our border with Mexico. Even at Christmas time, with all its transient preoccupations, it’s not too much to ask: where do you stand?


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  1. lizharmon December 17, 2021 at 9:24 am #

    The more the little cretin pushes, the more I resist.

    • Walter B December 17, 2021 at 9:55 am #

      The Little Bastard needed to be tried and punished for murder. The crisis of the unvaxxed is a crisis for those who are murdering us, and it is a crisis because we know what they are doing and why. Damn their eyes!

      • SW December 17, 2021 at 11:02 am #

        There’s a mountain of evidence to convict Fauci but he has such a stranglehold on grant money & allegiance to the pharmaceuticals that it’ll take a Congressional investigation to bring out all the facts. Under Biden, it won’t happen.

        I’m reading Kennedy’s book now and he was able to get away with an astonishing amount of malpractice and, the real scientists who challenged him, he did his best to destroy. Going along with all the lies was a lazy and compliant media, happy to cover-up or magnify any lie that came out of his mouth. And they’re still at it. Nothing has changed yet.

        Our only hope to dislodge this man is to refuse to vaccinate children and keep electing people who stand up to this grifter.

        Dr. Robert Malone who was the inventor of the mRNA vaccine put out this simple, straightforward statement that I hope will open some eyes:

        https://globalcovidsummit.org/news/live-stream-event-physicians-alerting-parents

        • Walter B December 17, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

          The greatest problem that occurs when money and material wealth become the god of the land is that money has no morals or principles and neither do those that worship at that alter. Everything that makes money becomes acceptable and even the death of most of the society is good because those with the most money will profit from the deaths.

          When the Sellouts in Black Dresses ruled that corporations were people too it was the beginning of the end of the American citizen because “a corporation, essentially, is a pile of money to which a number of persons have sold their moral allegiance….It can experience no personal hope or remorse. No change of heart. It cannot humble itself. It goes about its business as if it were immortal, with the single purpose of becoming a bigger pile of money.”

          There will be no turning back, because without morality or
          principles, a society is doomed.

          • SW December 17, 2021 at 12:37 pm #

            And the Supreme Court added to the power of corporations with Citizens United under Obama. Money talks.

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          • Starlost December 18, 2021 at 5:13 am #

            Citizens United was a decision in favor of freedom of speech, not against freedom of speech.

        • abbybwood December 17, 2021 at 2:08 pm #

          The only way to stop this is to quit playing their totalitarian game.

          If there is no hope for Congress to do a legitimate investigation we should form The Peoples Nuremberg Tribunal Against Covid Crimes and do it ourselves. Put all these members of Congress to shame and get them all fired!

          The main purpose of this tribunal would have to be the education of the American people, with the spurring of indictments.

          Dr. Marik, Dr. Kory, Dr. McCullough, Dr. Atlas, Dr. Risch, Bobby Kennedy, Jr. and all their peers they have been working with all over the world, plus all the brave lawyers they have behind them, know the charges very well.

          Time to get medieval on Fauci and Co.

          STOP THE JABS NOW!

          • Walter B December 17, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

            Yes indeed. I never answered Jim’s question of where I stand, but I say screw you Ralph Barick, Tony Fauci, and Jerkoff Joe Biden! You want me dead, come and kill me or send your patsies in their pretend-to-be ninja warrior costumes to do it for you! I will not initiate violence, but I will not comply to your voluntary suicide agenda.

            And screw any of the kiss asses who think I am putting them at risk by not becoming a vax junkie like they did – you want me dead to keep you safe? Ditto!

            If they want us dead they can come and kill us, and confiscating firearms, bows & arrows, and kitchen knives is NOT going to protect you from we who choose to defend ourselves against being kidnapped and murdered if they do come for us. I have a real nice club I carved with my chain saw shaped like a fat wooden machete that I would love to bash in your empty craniums with, or better yet, how about a little fire, Scarecrow?

            Sorry about that Jesus, but I needed to say that. You told us that laying down our lives for another was a noble deed, but you also promised forgiveness if I choose to fight being murdered!

          • cbeard December 17, 2021 at 5:50 pm #

            Congress should themselves be on trial.

          • SW December 18, 2021 at 8:45 am #

            @Starlost — it was about campaign contributions and was framed as a free speech issue.

            Citizens United is a conservative 501 (c) (4) nonprofit organization in the United States founded in 1988. In 2010, the organization won a U.S. Supreme Court case known as Citizens United v. FEC, which struck down as unconstitutional a federal law prohibiting corporations and unions from making expenditures in connection with federal elections.

            This decision opened the door to a flood of dark money cash and the ability for corporations (as “people”) to have a much greater influence on elections.

            The Court noted that §441b’s prohibition on corporate independent expenditures and electioneering communications is a ban on speech and “political speech must prevail against laws that would suppress it, whether by design or inadvertence.”

          • Night Owl December 19, 2021 at 5:04 pm #

            SW — bingo.

            You are the first person I have seen even mention this on this site since I have been here.

            A pivotal moment.

      • pyrrhus December 18, 2021 at 10:13 am #

        Yes, the psychotic midget should be given the Braveheart treatment for the murder of children and fetuses alone…

      • jerrydylan December 19, 2021 at 7:43 am #

        Damn their (YOUR) eyes! is a line from ‘Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia”. Nice.

    • 100th Avatar December 17, 2021 at 11:37 am #

      Cramer of Fraudci?

    • Richard Noakes December 17, 2021 at 11:44 am #

      Covid Crusher: Mix one heaped teaspoon of Iodine table salt in a mug of warm clean water, cup a hand and sniff or snort the entire mugful up your nose, spitting out anything which comes down into your mouth. If sore, then you have a virus, so continue morning noon and night, or more often if you want, until the soreness goes away (2-3 minutes) then blow out your nose and flush away, washing your hands afterwards, until when you do my simple cure, you don’t have any soreness at all, when you flush – job done. Also swallow a couple of mouthfuls of salt water and if you have burning in your lungs, salt killing virus and pneumonia there too.

      My simple salt water cure, kills all Coronaviruses and viruses, as soon as you think you have an infection, or while self isolating, before the viruses mutate into the disease in your head and body, for which there is no cure.

      I have been doing this simple cure for over 27 years and I am and others never sick from viruses and there is no reason why any of you should be either – when your only alternative are those vaccines!!

      Richard

      • Richard Noakes December 17, 2021 at 11:53 am #

        Within the next 2 years, in all probability, the next generation and all of their children will be wiped out, because of these vaccines – the lifestyle and things you have come to rely on, on a day to day basis, will cease to exist when the people who maintain the invisible structure are no longer alive, or well enough to do that and we face a whole new, very different future, where the things we have produced over thousands of years cease to exist – Law, Police, Education, Shops, Electricity, Gas, Car Fuel, population density and so on and those who survive the coming “holocaust”, those who have not been vaccinated and refuse to be, like me, will have to find new ways to survive in a rapidly depopulating reality, as those vaccinated die, because there is simply no way to save them – in the end, the Elite will own everything and we, the “Human Garbage” will own nothing and we will be happy – not if I can put a spanner in their works, that is!!

    • amb December 17, 2021 at 3:34 pm #

      This evil piece of human garbage should be held down and vaccinated 10x per day until he fills up with spike proteins and floats away into outer space.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 18, 2021 at 11:13 pm #

        LMAO. Fauci……in…….spaaaaace!

    • help December 18, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

      You Mr Kunstler have been doing a great disservice for 2 years by saying there is a covid pandemic.By harping on other treatments. By saying a varient called Omnicron exists. Its all been bullshit from day 1. [ Check out Event 201 ] And Europe and Australia are having huge protests, in the 100,000′ and up. See them on bitchute. America is the brainwashed sheep nation. And the people who bear the most responsiblity for the seniors dying from ventilators or fear are their children who abandoned them.

  2. NickelthroweR December 17, 2021 at 9:30 am #

    Where do I stand?

    First, I fled fascist California for a rural area of flyover country. It is a radical departure from how I am used to living but I don’t care. I’d rather walk around in this forest than Venice Beach. Second, NO ONE in my household is vaxxed and we never will be – ever. Nothing short of a kinetic assault on my home will change my mind and then they’ll just have to vaxx my dead body.

    Next, I’m done paying Federal Taxes. I will not give money to the monsters that did this. Let them print their blood money.

    Finally, I am well prepared for what is coming next and plan to be there to hold these eugenicists accountable for what they’ve done.

    I’m preparing for war.

    • steppingup December 17, 2021 at 10:20 am #

      Well said… Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo – Juliet Oscar Echo – Bravo India Delta Echo November…….

      • Q. Shtik December 17, 2021 at 2:42 pm #

        My father was a life-long “ham.” How many thousand times did I hear him report his call letters? W2 December Alabama January. And the handle here is Doc, Dog Oboe Charlie.

        • yooper December 19, 2021 at 2:41 pm #

          How’s Doug doing these days?

    • JTinMD December 17, 2021 at 10:22 am #

      I’m done paying Federal Taxes. I will not give money to the monsters that did this.

      Bravo, NickelthroweR! Bravo!

    • Unperson37854 December 17, 2021 at 11:27 am #

      Where do I stand? Well, I’m told over and over that most people can see through this BS, and yet at my place of employment they are 100% believing of Fauci. The insanity being taught at my work? Phrases like “Everyone can succeed if you just try hard enough” is a “microagression” as is the phrase “all lives matter”. 80+ people in my office, 400+ in North America, thousands worldwide – never heard a dissenting voice, only cult-like evangelism of the daily bread they are fed. A coworker yesterday on a international call going on about how they wish our covid measures were stricter in the states and that we don’t have our shit together. Another coworker complaining that he thought he was going to die after his recent booster that had him immobilized for three days with headaches and fever, and he says he never gets fevers, but then says it’s worth it, and he’ll get the next booster too because his doctor said the good news is the booster he just got will protect him against omicron (which is the opposite of true) – then he goes on to query, “you know, I’m still getting these random sharp headaches throughout the day, and random fever spikes”, but never draws the connection that the cure is worse than the disease. In fact, proudly state it’s “worth it” to prevent the disease. This is the world I live in, so while I stand with sanity, I am adrift in a sea of insanity.

      There’s a great video on the subject of “mass formation” which helps explain the monster that leads to and props up totalitarianism. The speaker is a psychologist named Mattias Desmet. In it he proses that only a third have truly drank the koolaid, another 1/3 goes along to get along, and the final third are the types of people who post on here and can see through the BS and won’t put up with it. The problem is that the impression is that it’s 2/3 people who fully believe the BS. I hope he’s right that it’s actually 2/3 who can see through it and we just need that spark to unravel the insanity.

      • Bull Gator December 17, 2021 at 1:50 pm #

        Look on the bright side. It really is the first serious intelligence test given to all of Humanity in centuries, maybe millennia. Yes and most people will fail. And this is a True False question not an essay so it will not be graded on the curve. Tough Love and it sounds like your Co-Workers are going to get what they deserve.

        When I started my college education in 1970 the University President told all the incoming Freshmen and their parents that 2/3 rds of the students present would not graduate. How does that compare to the psychologist breakdown of who is a serious and intelligent person and who is not.

        Don’t know how the Globalists will be doing after thinning the herd and getting people like ourselves. Could be a Bad Day at Blackrock.

        They are more stupid than you can imagine and Karma is most certainly a Bitch.

        • Q. Shtik December 17, 2021 at 3:20 pm #

          the University President told all the incoming Freshmen and their parents that 2/3 rds of the students present would not graduate. – Bull Gator

          =========

          I received a similar message at my St Joe’s College freshman orientation in 1958. The Dean said to the assembled new freshman: “Look to your left… now look to your right… one of you three will not be here at the end of this school year.”

          Being the literalist that I am I was sorely tempted to raise my hand and say “Father, how does that work out number-wise for the students seated at the ends of these rows?” but even at 17 y/o I knew somehow this wouldn’t be a good idea.

          • Anthea December 18, 2021 at 8:52 pm #

            Truth be told, that kind of talk–claiming their standards were rigorous–was a con, even back in 1970.

        • Walter B December 17, 2021 at 6:19 pm #

          Yes Bull Gator, I and a number of my associates have been saying that more often these days – the culling looks like it might be more of a cleansing of the truly stupid. Maybe their plan isn’t so bad because once the idiots are gone the John Galts who remain might be left alone or maybe even encouraged to rebuild it all. Maybe that’s what “build it back better” means, kill off the assholes and start a new game.

          • Starlost December 18, 2021 at 5:47 am #

            Killing people for being dumb is a bad plan. Also an evil one.

          • Walter B December 18, 2021 at 6:49 am #

            Absolutely Starlost, but those perpetrating it are evil and are doing the bidding of the Ultimate Evil. Murdering off large numbers of human beings is clearly murder most foul, but right now there is little we can to to keep the lemmings from hopping off the cliff and crashing onto the rocks below.

          • Hereward the Woke December 18, 2021 at 11:56 am #

            Watched a great vid about Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s ideas on the growth of evil at certain times in history. As a prisoner of the Nazis, he believed that the problem wasn’t evil per se, but that of stupidity. But stupidity in a moral rather than an intellectual sense. He believed that many, many humans are simply incapable of recognising evil in their midst. This has nothing to do with IQ: some of the stupidest most sheep-like people I know concerning the China flu hysteria have massively high IQs, while those who know exactly what is going on and who refuse the vax, are all what these intellectuals would think of as “stupid” people: barbers, mechanics, supermarket shelf stackers, etc.

          • got___truth December 18, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

            ALL TRUE!
            …THAT is why Time and Energy is BEST spent building out the NEW, NOT fighting the old.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZVSco1pDxE&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW60XfXP-Hy2IOSGmRt5Db1b&index=21

            http://www.got-truth.com/images/Polymaths%20DO1.JPG

          • Pat Ormsby December 18, 2021 at 5:54 pm #

            The most important thing right now is to establish informal local systems to support anybody who loses their livelihood for scoring too high on the intelligence test. There are people who have dependents that need the income or that otherwise face a price they see as higher than that of their own lives–granted that if they are killed it will be even worse, but many feel forced to take the gamble. We need a real resistance.

          • Wizard of the Saddle December 18, 2021 at 11:28 pm #

            So, the plan is to kill off the stupid and the gullible?

            If so, this begs the question: Who would miss them?

            Answer: Politicians and con artists.

      • Q. Shtik December 17, 2021 at 3:02 pm #

        I am adrift in a sea of insanity. – Unperson

        =========

        Un, I am suffering a version of the dynamic you describe right within my own family. My DIL texted me yesterday as follows:

        “Dad, If Maggie asks if your grandkids got vaccinated, just lie to her and say yes. Otherwise she won’t hang out with us over the holidays.”

        My response: “Okay.”

        (Note: Maggie is my daughter, a double masker and down with the whole program.)

    • Nigel Tufnel December 17, 2021 at 11:35 am #

      Nickel, I keep looking for the upvote button. Like Mr. K, you have an excellent handle on how to summarize what we are all feeling. Why should we pay taxes when the fed can print at will? It’s just another mechanism of control.

      • JTinMD December 17, 2021 at 11:50 am #

        Been saying it for months at CFN. Mostly crickets in response.

        STOP PAYING TAXES!

        NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!

        • debt December 17, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

          I stopped paying taxes after Dubya’s Iraq Adventure in March 2003. Haven’t heard from them now for almost 20 years. I’ve put those savings and more into precious metals for the most part.

          • Q. Shtik December 17, 2021 at 3:57 pm #

            I stopped paying taxes… in March 2003. Haven’t heard from them now for almost 20 years. – debt

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

            That’s interesting. I have diligently filed every year of my work life and beyond (17 years of retirement) but have always wondered what would happen if I just quit filing.

            Were you funding a 401k thru your employer? And, if so, did you hit the magic age (it used to be 701/2) at which point you were required to take RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions). I always figured 401k distributions on which taxes were owed would cause the IRS to raise an eyebrow.

            I can say this with certainty, my BIL Peter abruptly ceased filing tax returns when his wife died in 2014 (she is the one who handled all administrative type tasks) and there has not been a peep out of the IRS. Since Peter has come under my wife’s and my wing for his very survival, and I have had to sort out his financial affairs I have come to realize how utterly inept Peter is. If you were to ask Peter “how much is 15% of $1,000?” he would try to hide a look of bafflement as if it were some trick complex math problem.

        • Not_GeorgeT December 17, 2021 at 6:36 pm #

          Repealing the 16th Amendment would likely do more regarding taxes than exposing oneself to the wrath of a 3-letter agency.

          I’ve observed the following:

          People who “fail to file” the “voluntary” tax return get away with it for a few years. Eventually it catches up with them and they are mostly in a world of crap with back taxes owed, fines, penalties, interest, etc. heaped upon them. There is presently no escape. The IRS gets the money first and bankruptcy is no shield.

          Not filing forfeits any return, which is itself an interest-free loan to the federal government. It becomes a gift. Likely you don’t have this in mind.

          Advertise you are in tax revolt and their minions will show up in force at your door. You’ll not only be overwhelmed by the force which shows up, you will become the latest example of what happens to tax revolters.

          Don’t misunderstand me. I see your frustration. I use every available legal avenue to keep as much out of their hands as possible. The government is a corrupt,, self-serving entity. Words which would get me banned from many sites (this is one of the few places self-expression is not stifled).

          Unfortunately, a catastrophe is long overdue. It should collapse from its own weight. It will continue until it doesn’t, and when it doesn’t things should get very interesting.

          • Pat Ormsby December 18, 2021 at 6:06 pm #

            One way to help it along would be to eliminate as much income as you can possibly get away with and minimize your part in an evil system. I realize it is all or nothing for many people, but it is time to start thinking creatively in this direction. Also needed are informal support networks for those opting out. Not freeloaders–those can be left on the curbside People need to be getting together, not over the Panopticon Net, but in person to brainstorm this..

          • ranchlife49 December 20, 2021 at 2:16 am #

            Wow, of all the posts I’ve read so far this one is Actually rational, is based on reality. Does anyone here actually on a company? Anyone that is Incorporated or has an LLC, Partnership, Sole Proprietorship, or other business entity has to file tax returns or else.

            Anyone that says different is a liar, and a fraud. Pay your taxes, and support Uncle Sam!

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 18, 2021 at 11:34 pm #

          Here’s the rub: It all depends on what one considers “representation” to be. You and I know that we rarely, if ever, benefit from true representation by our elected officials. But the lawyers will tell you that all Americans have elected leaders representing them in Washington, and so they may tax any of us to support that government in its operations.

          The minute you fail to pay what the IRS says you owe, men with guns are dispatched to come drag you off and throw you in a cage.

          So, yes, you can make a statement by not paying, but you have to be willing to go to jail or to die in a “blaze of glory.”

          What the bastards won’t allow is for you to not pay and still go on living your life as a free citizen.

          • JTinMD December 19, 2021 at 7:51 am #

            Been free enough for me all these years, Wiz.

            You’re right about what you must be ready to tolerate, like the hassle and maybe even jail. I’ve meditated on it for years. Ready as I’ll ever be.

            Abolish the Gestapo…er…IRS!

        • Mac December 19, 2021 at 9:48 am #

          Actually, these days, we have representation without taxation. More than half the voters pay nothing.

          • Q. Shtik December 19, 2021 at 6:02 pm #

            we have representation without taxation. – Mac

            ===========

            I have long been against INCOME based taxation. I believe consumption based taxes (like State Sales taxes) is the way to go. Unfortunately I am not smart enough to come up with a way to accomplish this.

      • Hereward the Woke December 18, 2021 at 11:57 am #

        Very true, Nigel. I run across Nickel’s comments on other sites too and they are very much appreciated.

    • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

      I also fled CA and settled in a red state. It is a huge difference but I’m very happy here. If I were in flyover country (I grew up there, in the midwest), I’d be way happier walking around in a forest or strolling the shores of Lake Michigan than being on Venice Beach also. California’s lure is its natural beauty and weather, however, it’s not worth it to have to deal with the fascist police state full of wokeism it’s become. My apologies to the brave folks in mostly Orange County who are fighting back. They have quite a battle ahead of them.

      How does one not pay taxes, though? Almost all jobs have direct deposit and remove the taxes from your paycheck. So it doesn’t seem to be possible unless you either have your own business or freelance.

      • debt December 17, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

        Every year you declare you are “EXEMPT” from any deductions. Nothing gets deducted; no taxes get paid.

        • Q. Shtik December 17, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

          Every year you declare you are “EXEMPT” from any deductions. – debt

          ===========

          Is there no proof required for declaring yourself “EXEMPT?”

          • debt December 18, 2021 at 12:55 am #

            I was never asked to prove it. I was “exempt” since I had no intention of paying anything to the IRS.

          • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 10:26 am #

            You can also direct your payroll dept to BLOCK ALL INCOME TAXES. SS, Medicare, UE, etc can’t be blocked.

            So, do it. Right out in the open. It’s checkmate if millions do it. Then they’ll have to show the real face of this hideous monster. At that point, it’s on.

          • MaryQueen December 18, 2021 at 11:28 am #

            This is good to know. Thanks.

          • debt December 18, 2021 at 4:53 pm #

            One caveat here is that I don’t own real estate. They can take that away from you if you don’t pay income taxes.

          • ranchlife49 December 20, 2021 at 2:24 am #

            Of course there is! These folks are clowns and liars.
            Where do these Nuckle heads come from?

            True Patriots pay there fair share, and get Vaccinated

    • elysianfield December 17, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

      Nickel,

      Ixnay on the Axestay thing.

      It is a well-known, well documented and well-worn procedure that occurs when the IRS identifies a tax dissenter. They make a point in destroying the entity, publicly and will use the “full faith and credit of the US” behind them to do so.

      It will, eventually, dissolve into the kinetic.

      Do not become an object lesson as a result of your efforts. They cannot be allowed to be anything but a harsh lesson to your neighbors.

      Better to stiff the Mafia or the Russian Mob than to do what you are publicly proclaiming.

      Recant.

      • NickelthroweR December 17, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

        Let me make myself clear.

        Fascist Karens shut down my business over the flu so as to steal the 2020 presidential election. They then carpet-bombed my supply chain such that reopening is practically impossible, especially with the chip shortages. They threw open the borders and turned my lovely home at the beach into a 3rd world slum – a very dangerous 3rd world slum forcing me to flee. They paid my workers not to work, handing out fiat like candy in order to test MMT with the result being the worst inflation on record. They drove the people around me insane with mask mandates and social distancing. They coerced my family and friends to inject themselves with poison.

        The food shortages and continental-wide genocide will arrive long before the IRS my friend. You can take that to the bank.

      • Q. Shtik December 17, 2021 at 4:19 pm #

        It is a well-known, well documented and well-worn procedure that occurs when the IRS identifies a tax dissenter. – elysian

        ==========

        To Nickel and all others here interested in this tax issue (i.e. just blowing off the filing/payment of taxes) Google “Irwin Schiff” and read the paragraph that appears.

        • JTinMD December 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

          Fuck ‘em. They can try and imprison me, all on their(our) dime. I don’t care. I won’t pay more than I already have paid. I have virtually zero say in the matter, except to give ‘em the middle finger. We all pay through the nose at the pump and the store just to exist, but I’m trying to limit that too. I can’t live with myself if I submit more and more and more and…so it goes.

          Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent.

          • elysianfield December 17, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

            JTMD,

            We all understand the outrages, the angst. Consider, please, why Biden is attempting to hire 80 thousand MORE IRS personnel…

            Consider further, when you receive an official letter from the IRS with claims or indictment…you give the letter to your attorney…the attorney then, understanding its import and seriousness, rushes out of his office and puts a hefty down payment on the boat he had his eye on….

            2% of IRS Audits end in a no-change…they are very rare…The IRS, and your faithful retainer, know this….

          • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 8:07 pm #

            Jim you should get rid of these posts to save their authors. Nice column today.

          • Q. Shtik December 17, 2021 at 11:21 pm #

            the attorney then, understanding its import and seriousness, rushes out of his office and puts a hefty down payment on the boat he had his eye on…. – elysian

            =========

            Ahhhhh hahaha, love that sarcasm, I think that was sarcasm, wasn’t it? Sheldon Cooper always has to check with his chums to let him know when this or that was sarcasm.

          • crudgemudgeon December 18, 2021 at 1:58 am #

            JT, Nickel, I understand the defiant impulse totally. I too have been under the thumb of the bureaucrats. I have wished, too, to strangle their vital finances. The best I can do, without shooting myself in the foot, is to be as self-sufficient as possible. I cut my own hair, fix my own cars, do my own home repairs, and in general avoid taxable transactions. Once you start, you get good at it. We have a neighborhood food pantry. I told them I don’t need the food, I can buy my own. They said if people don’t take it, it gets thrown out. OK. I take it. I have now a year’s worth of some canned goods. I get free lawnmowers on Craigslist and fix and sell them. No, it’s not very profitable (maybe I can smuggle them to California!). I am retired, so I collect two incomes from the government. I am a net loss for the government. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. But that’s how I reacted to them, and the die is cast.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 18, 2021 at 7:11 am #

            Fuck ‘em. They can try and imprison me, all on their(our) dime. I don’t care.

            The IRS is currently an unbeatable foe. Not because they can’t be beat. But because most people are not inherently wired to take such a stance.

            Above all, including principle, lies self-preservation.

            Immediately below self-preservation is the pursuit of a good life for one’s dependents.

            While standing on principle is obviously the noblest of things one can do, most just look at their boy and say, “Eh, taxes are just something we have to pay, son.”

            And who can blame them? When faced with the stark realities of our own time, we sense that we only get one go ’round on this earth (depending on who and what you believe), and this particular racket is set up to make every day and every month and every year a living hell if we don’t do that one simple thing – pay taxes. They are playing the numbers, and they just need a silent majority to do what they’re told to make life “easy” for their loved ones.

            Much like an insurrection (a real one, not the televised clown show cartoon broadcast last January), it only works when enough people push together at the same time. Without that solidarity, any pushback is easily crushed by the threat and follow-through of the loss of normality for one’s dependents.

            It ain’t right, but it’s a battle most aren’t willing to fight.

            And that’s not a good thing. But it’s understandable.

            They’ve got you by the balls on this one, unless you are unattached and only accountable for yourself in this world. If that is your situation, have at it. But you will most likely end up suffering alone.

            One can ignore this false obligation all they want, but once the notices start coming in the mail (and they will), shit gets real, and it will not stop. Well, until death. Phew.

            I do wish our taxes went to actual public sevices. But we know they don’t, at least not on the federal level. Instead, they merely prop up and fund the sycophants who continue to enslave us while pretending to represent our wellbeing.

            Regardless, the choice to become Sisyphus for the rest of one’s short life is a difficult one, and not without real-life consequences for those who would prefer you be there for them until the end.

            Oddly enough, this is likely only the case because we’re over a hundred years into the income tax indoctrination. Five generations will do the trick. They are trying to do the same thing with forced vaccinations, and I and many others will not comply…though if the National Guard starts showing up at peoples’ doors and threatens to take their children away if they don’t comply, I don’t know how many will actually stand firm. But a hundred years from now, we may not know any better, and it could be just another “reality” to which we acquiesce.

            Note: I am clearly a pessimist. But a sensible one. Faults are part of life. Merry Christmas, everyone!

          • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 9:15 am #

            TCM is quietly being subversive. It seems every now and then they present a film to make the audience pay attention and think. Few will get it, I’m sure, but some just might be near enough to catch a spark. This morning at 6:00 I watched The Mortal Storm, with Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart. Perfect for this time, right now. Check it out. I certainly can’t prove it, cuz I am too lazy, but TCM is up to something very subtle.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 18, 2021 at 9:32 am #

            JTin – Now I’m intrigued!

          • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 9:35 am #

            Again, I’m with you Nick! Stick to your guns!

            Elysian, Q, Mary, debt, et al: thanks for the friendly attempts at gentle persuasion. It’s not gonna work on me. I’m throwing as much sand in the gears as I’m able, and much more if I see the opportunity.

            This evil is growing stronger and more pervasive, and in ever more blatant ways. It’s quite clearly gaining by the day. Even its biggest “blunders” are soon overlooked, if not entirely forgotten.

            We — all of us, and especially those with little to lose except our so-called freedom — must stand up and be counted right now. Can’t you see how dangerously close they are? The longer we dither, the harder it will be to defeat the evil inherent in their expert-led, no-alternative fucking system.

            As for taxes, the only reason they’re still important to the borg is to legitimize the US dollar as the world reserve currency. I’m not worried about it at all, in the ethical sense. Are you? Or are you just trying to avoid the bother?

          • ranchlife49 December 20, 2021 at 2:40 am #

            Good luck with that strategy!
            How do you look in pinstripes?

    • pyrrhus December 18, 2021 at 10:15 am #

      Venice Beach is no paradise these days, good move!

  3. Merkwurdiglieb December 17, 2021 at 9:31 am #

    Where do I stand JHK? Where I’ve always stood. In a state of complete distrust, ready to go all the way. Either I, and others, will be completely victorious and vindicated or go down badly in flames. I’m confident of the former but either way, no surrender to these bastards. Thank you for being a beacon on the hill Jim.

    • steppingup December 17, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

      “For What It’s Worth”

      Been going on for years. Here is Steven Stills talking about it in the early 70s, maybe late 60s…..

      “For What It’s Worth”

      There’s something happening here
      What it is ain’t exactly clear
      There’s a man with a gun over there
      Telling me I got to beware

      I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
      Everybody look what’s going down

      Battle lines being drawn
      Nobody’s right if everyone’s wrong
      People speaking their minds
      Getting so much resistance from behind

      Yeah, stop children, what’s that sound
      Everybody look what’s going down

      What a field-day for the heat
      Ten thousand people in the street
      Singing songs and carrying signs
      Mostly say, hooray for our side

      I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
      Everybody look what’s going down

      Paranoia strikes deep
      Into your life it will creep
      It starts when you’re always afraid
      Step out of line, the man come and take you away

      Stop, children, what’s that sound
      Everybody look what’s going down
      Stop, hey, what’s that sound
      Everybody look what’s going down

      You better stop!
      Stop
      You better stop!
      Stop
      You better stop!

      • debt December 17, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

        1967

  4. Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 9:34 am #

    Early today, Jim. Bravo for the post! Couldn’t have said it any better! Where do I stand? In total opposition to all this madness. I still can’t figure out how Fauci has avoided “getting got” yet. Oh well, one can dream. Maybe that will be our stocking stuffer this year?

    • Merkwurdiglieb December 17, 2021 at 9:41 am #

      Disaffected, a dam bursts a crack at a time then suddenly, all at once. It’s happening. That’s why they’re doubling and tripling down.

      • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 10:03 am #

        Agreed. That’s what I’m seeing too. I think they’ve severely overplayed their hand of late.

        • SouthernYankee December 17, 2021 at 10:14 am #

          And, as a principle, the “resistance” should take no prisoners and show no mercy. Only complete annhialation will do, when that moment arrives. And not just with the medical tyrants but most especially with the bankers and the Federal Reserve for our social ills proceed from the debasement of the currency.

          • workingclasshero December 17, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

            How do “our social ill proceed from the debasement of the currency”?Prudence is a virtue in application of fiscal oversight or whatever you want to call it,but how about SOME expenditure of resources,money included as a medium of exchange,in possibly a full employment economy,bigger tax breaks for family formation and preserving marriages,small and medium business subsidies,vocational training for young men and women who don’t want to go to woke university’s and police and the military which are very necessary in the face of domestic and international chaos.Inflation over 5% -go ahead and raise rates but please stop this gold bug desire for austerity.Taxes help control money supply and inflation and personal and business investment sentiment but they don’t fund the federal government.The japanese central bank buys jap treasury’s and that nation’s economy hasn’t imploded from hyper- inflation or anything else in the roughly 40 tears they’ve been doing it.Sorry i went off topic.The whole covid overeach will be magically wrapped up and discarded by the govt and media, much like russiagate, in mid to late 2022.They tortured everyone enough,so like the late 30’s soviet purges i believe it will be wound down,unless i’m wrong and we go in to further grinding dystopian nuttiness.I’m not sure about the racial reckoning fraud.

          • SouthernYankee December 18, 2021 at 8:38 am #

            Hero, after reading The Creature From Jekyll Island, that is my conclusion. Briefly, vast sums of undisciplined money (no gold backing) enables politicians to do things like wage endless war, enact socialist agendas, subsidize poverty (thus perpetuating it), give it away to the least needy like the rich, encourage market distortions, etc…

        • Hereward the Woke December 17, 2021 at 10:32 am #

          Disaffected: maybe they’ve overplayed their hand and are desperate; maybe they are encouraged by how pathetic most people are and feel that victory is in their grasp. This is the Gates of Vienna moment. Either they win or we win. No in-betweens.

          • LagingRunatic December 17, 2021 at 1:31 pm #

            We remember
            In September
            When the Winger Hussars arrived

          • workingclasshero December 17, 2021 at 4:45 pm #

            In my previous comment i meant FEDERAL TAXES not simply taxes from city,state,property or sales taxes.failure to edit.sorry

          • Grandpa December 18, 2021 at 11:09 pm #

            HtW, you are very correct sir. No in between. When the dust eventually settles, it will either be all of us still standing, or something too horrible to contemplate. There’s going to be a fight. Let’s win

      • Unperson37854 December 17, 2021 at 11:29 am #

        I hope you’re right. The doctor who discovered the Omicron variant is supposedly aghast at the hype it’s getting.

    • got___truth December 17, 2021 at 9:43 am #

      …and that is the BEST metaphor yet in effectively describing the governing law of self-organized criticality!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S83u_y3ZRYg

  5. got___truth December 17, 2021 at 9:40 am #

    Mr. Kunstler’s poignant writing and observations of immutable TRUTH, backed by immutable evidence, inspires tears of joy!

    I stand for the high frequency TRUTH, whereby ALL time and energy is BEST spent building out the NEW, not fighting the old!

    http://www.got-truth.com/images/cpf1.jpg

  6. RaymondR December 17, 2021 at 9:42 am #

    Good article Jim! Dr. Fauci deserves to swing from a gibbet, but it won’t happen.

    The desire to resist is missing from most people. Chalk it up to decades of community destruction and atomizing individuals. People are scared and cut off from mutual support. The “rugged individual” is an isolated, frightened and unable to resist the totalitarian demands of the professional managerial class.

    G. Washington and T. Jefferson must be spinning in their graves.

    • ranchlife49 December 20, 2021 at 2:26 am #

      I like Fauci.
      He is doing his job. Do you have a job?

  7. BackRowHeckler December 17, 2021 at 9:51 am #

    Where do we stand, and how much more can we take?

    Where I live, economically and socially, the place is in shambles. And to think, up until not long ago, I thought of this culture, this civilization I live in as being ‘Rock Solid’. What an eye opener these last 2 years have been.

    (When I say ‘In Shambles’ I’m referring the fentanyl deaths, murder suicides, closed small businesses, traffic deaths and road rage incidents, car theft, car hijackings, assaults, sexual assaults and so on)

  8. ladros December 17, 2021 at 9:55 am #

    Is there something wrong with this sentence?

    There are roughly a million doctors in America, and all but a tiny fraction of them have gone along with Dr. Fauci’s wrongful and harmful edicts.

    Most Dr.’s have gone along with Fauchi…

    • Paula D December 17, 2021 at 7:53 pm #

      Most doctors have a couple of hundred thousand dollar student debts.
      Do you really think they’re going to give up their paychecks?

    • spaingaroo December 18, 2021 at 9:22 am #

      that’s how that sentence reads to me

  9. Bill of Rights December 17, 2021 at 9:56 am #

    I gotta give it to ya Jim. You’ve a lot more intestinal fortitude than most people to follow the daily fictions of Tony Fauci.

    Dateline Hamburg:

    Only 14% of hospitalizations in Hamburg, Germany were unvaxed — though the Mayor and Senate claimed it was 90%. The same type of results are surfacing in Munich after reporters started digging deeper (finally) to verify the official press releases.

    https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/plus235717074/Corona-Infektionen-Die-grob-falsche-Zahl-der-Ungeimpften-in-Hamburg.html

  10. Bilejones December 17, 2021 at 9:59 am #

    Italy relooked at their corona dead

    https://summit.news/2021/11/04/italian-institute-of-health-drastically-reduces-its-official-covid-death-toll-number/

    130k down to 3k and change.

    • Amman December 17, 2021 at 10:31 am #

      Any heads rolling?

      • thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 10:33 am #

        Not that I can see.

        The protests in Italy seem steady, yet the controllers there seem to be doubling down on the jab passes.

    • Night Owl December 17, 2021 at 10:46 am #

      Bergamo was the European Wuhan.

      A theatrical production brought to you by Schwab and co.

      • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

        Yep, Night Owl, as we have been discussing.

        The public is a mixed bag or co-morbidities ready to happen, all they need is a trigger, an immune insult to fire them off.

        For me, it was three cholesterol deposits in three coronary arteries at age 53 that were triggered by a 2 week flu episode. Heart attack!

        So Italy finally figured out that the blame finger should be pointed at the co-morbidities rather than the Covid virus itself? About time. However, the virus as a trigger is still there, the same amount of people will die.

        The real problem is the vaccine, a trigger! How many co-morbidities will die from this trigger? How many vaccine deaths will be discounted, like the Italy study, not as “vaccine caused” but caused by the co-morbidities. Will the “vaccine deaths” turn out to be one tenth of the deaths reported now, as Italy is showing?

        BTW, regardless if it is death by vaccine directly or death by co-morbidity, some one dies after being jabbed. The rest is lying statistics, just like the Italy situation.

        • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 12:22 pm #

          The vaccine should be stopped right now. It’s triggering too many deaths.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 18, 2021 at 7:55 am #

          How many vaccine deaths will be discounted, like the Italy study, not as “vaccine caused” but caused by the co-morbidities

          And therein lies the proverbial rub. “They” know that people, as a group, are stupid. “They” figured out that they can twist the situation as they please, once the “pandemic” was initiated.

          Old people dying with co-morbidities? Covid! Vaccine deaths? Nope! Now it’s co-morbidities again. Lockdown causes fewer deaths? We were right! Lockdown causes more death? It’s the unvaxxed! We need more lockdowns!

          Gamed out and currently proving to be a sad truth of our current population.

      • GreenAlba December 17, 2021 at 12:53 pm #

        Neil Ferguson is putting on his own theatrical production:

        https://theworldnews.net/uk-news/is-uk-heading-for-new-year-lockdown-professor-neil-ferguson-7-000-omicron-deaths-a-day#

        “Is UK heading for New Year lockdown? Professor Neil Ferguson: 7,000 Omicron deaths a DAY”

        So there you have it …

        • Night Owl December 17, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

          LOL

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 19, 2021 at 1:20 am #

          That shill is still at it?!?!

          Good Lord. Will they EVER stop with the doubling-down B.S.?

          These Branch Covidians have been watching too many Hollywood movies where the guy who doubles-down in the casino poker game always bluffs everyone else at the table into folding.

          It ain’t gonna work out that way in real life.

          Lots of us are wise to their game strategy and we’re not buying the bluff.

          I call your 7,000 Omicron deaths and raise you with my “Zero Deaths!”

          There. Take THAT!

  11. benr December 17, 2021 at 10:01 am #

    Federal mandate thrown out and yet the Marines are throwing people out of the Marine Corps!

    https://www.oann.com/report-bidens-dod-discharges-103-unvaccinated-marines/

    Personally, I think these Marines have a lawsuit and should sue Joe Biden personally as well as the federal government.
    As far as being thrown out of service I can’t understand why anyone would actually want to be a Marine. I have met many a Marine and all of them were left physically broken after a career as one.

    • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 10:09 am #

      Probably better for them that they got the pink slip. My step brother got thrown out for refusing to join the festivities in Iraq II and does just fine now. Makes far more than I do working as a electrical lineman. His dad was disappointed in him, but I congratulated him for standing on his beliefs. Not a pansy either. He was an athletically built grunt. Still is.

      • JTinMD December 17, 2021 at 10:33 am #

        Great point, Dis. Nearly all we ever see or hear regarding military veterans is gung-ho, booyah, semper fi, etc. Maybe it’s true for many, but I suspect not. And they followed a false narrative to begin with.

        • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 11:03 am #

          Many an ex jarhead here would back up your claims.

          • Grandpa December 18, 2021 at 11:24 pm #

            well, to not put too fine a point on it, there are no ex-Marines; some of us are just no longer active duty. But you earn the title, and although age tempers it somewhat – the attitude and the training remain. We are ashamed of what our country is becoming. and we do not forget the oath we took. Please do not discount your veterans, many know the time is near when the country will need us again. Semper Fi

    • Wizard of the Saddle December 19, 2021 at 1:26 am #

      I gotta dispute that assertion. Lots of Marines in my family. One hit the beaches of Guadalcanal and Tarawa in WW2 and was a poker buddy with Richard Nixon in the South Pacific. Another was an Embassy Guard. Another served in the jungles of Vietnam. Other than the uncle who lost half a finger to a Japanese bullet, none were any worse for wear for having served in the Marine Corps.

      Perhaps your comment is aimed at modern day Marines who’ve gone through the idiocies in Afghanistan and Iraq? The Marine Corps today ain’t quite the same elite organization it was 50 to 75 years ago, so I can concede that much.

  12. Alfred December 17, 2021 at 10:02 am #

    Sometimes fighting is prescribed for you.

    Sometimes ya gotta fight. And it’s damned hard to bring out the fight in people who are otherwise happy, or who wish to be.

    After a brief exchange about the state of things, my wife turned to me in tears and exclaimed that, if I were to go to hell after I die, it would be because I was not happy with what I had. I had to sit with that awhile.

    She and I are both like minded on these issues, but we see the end game differently. I see deliverance in fighting the beast, she sees peace in making the most by holding on to what we have.

    But really, sometimes you have to fight. That’s where I stand, I just have to be a little more appreciative of my wife’s sensibilities.

    NOW onto this moronic virus..

    My first crazy idea about the pandemic was that the unvaxxed would hold out long enough to be clearly identifiable, then they would be infected and die from a second release of the bio-weapon. Motive: We are an obstacle to whatever totalitarian dreams they have, and we are like a bit of grinding on gears before they fit them to the machine. Once we’re buffed out, they can proceed.

    They have experience with deploying bio-weapons, they have no reservations.

    Since the terms ‘mastermindery’ and ‘clusterfuckery’ were coined by our host, I’ve never been able to break out of that loop of thought. It’s the moral dilemmas of our own conjuring that is preventing us from our grand, “hey wait a minute” moment.

    We are basically all good people who could coexist peacefully with virtually anyone. But life really is like a box of chocolates.

    Sometimes ya gotta fight.

    • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 10:10 am #

      “Holding on” is pointless. The insatiable beast that’s tracking us now is coming for it ALL.

      • Alfred December 17, 2021 at 10:20 am #

        Yeah, I know.

        Bunny rabbits remain motionless when they are threatened.

        Very cute, but very tasty, and very prolific.

        Yin and Yang man. That’s why we marry them. That’s why we love them, that’s why we’ll fight for them.

        • stelmosfire December 17, 2021 at 10:56 am #

          Funny Bunny, I never had many rabbits on my plot. Now there are dozens. Same with chipmunks. The rabbits freeze when approached. They think I can’t see them. The rabbit population will explode , then they’ll disappear, same as me.

          • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm #

            Saw a red fox walking down my street a few days ago. He looked hungry.

    • Paula D December 17, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

      I agree with you. They are clearly spreading “variants” as needed for propaganda and punishment purposes.
      There has never been a thing where cold and flu season was in the summer, but last summer the “Delta variant” appeared and spread, targeting the southern states which had resisted.
      I know many people who had resisted the GMO injectable up until then, but succumbed to the hype and were injected.
      Then they started telling us that kids were susceptible to Delta, right as they rolled out the injection program for kids.
      Now they tell us that there is a Scary New Variant called Omicron, right in time to cancel Christmas, which they will blame on the unvaxxed, because mind boggling as it seems, they have managed to turn the vaxxed media slurpters’ wrath from Fauci and the government onto those of us who remain in the control group.
      Remember that today is the 3rd week anniversary of the Scary New Virus in South Africa’s naming. 3 weeks. And now they are telling us that it got from South Africa to the USA and is spreading all over and it’s gonna Kill Us All? In 3 weeks? A variant that hasn’t killed anyone but one is going to kill us all?
      They must have a way of spreading these viruses that is able to target the resistant. I have heard of people who work from home, have their groceries delivered and never go around other people somehow getting ill. How? That makes no sense. You can’t get a human respiratory virus without being around sick humans.
      Unless they are spreading it in other ways.

      • Paula D December 17, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

        Oh, and they released the scary variant from the UK last December, as they rolled out the first injections.
        They told us that the first case found in the US was a young man in Colorado, with no history of travel.
        OK, then how did he contract the UK variant?
        It is a mystery, my son.
        And by the next week, they told us it was all over the US. How?
        Don’t worry your pretty little head about epidemiology, just listen to Fauci. And Gates, back then, although he has mostly been sidelined since.

  13. Bilejones December 17, 2021 at 10:03 am #

    And to lighten up Friday; You have to have a sneaking admiration for the renowned sardonic humor of the Russian’s. Can’t you imagine Putin and all the evil henchmen sitting around a Kremlin table “So, what are we going to name our new Gas Enterprise in Darkest Africa?”

    https://www.vanguardngr.com/2009/06/nnpc-gazprom-to-set-up-nigaz-joint-venture/

    • Amman December 17, 2021 at 10:29 am #

      It’s OK to laugh, right? Or No?

      • Paula D December 17, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

        I’m laughing.

        • spaingaroo December 18, 2021 at 9:27 am #

          and I, just looking at the URL

          • Amman December 18, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

            I’m just glad there is no country called Passeria…

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 10:32 am #

      Did you see the announcement yesterday that Russia and China are getting together to further their economic aims. Good deal for China as the Silk Road is going through Russia to Germany.

      Biden response, still waiting.

      Do nothing, make excuses.

      Do not give Biden credit for the Infrastructure bill at all. It was in place with Trump before all the Ukraine BS broke loose.

      • thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 11:11 am #

        Driving Russia and China back together will go down as one of the greatest geopolitical/geostrategic blunders of all time.

        Just totally backward-looking, unbelievably moronic foreign policy from the US and Western nations.

        • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 12:25 pm #

          Wonder where Saudi Arabia and its Prince is in all this.

          Biden’s goal is to destroy the American pre eminence in the world.

          We as Americans will pay for it.

        • Socrates-Detroit December 17, 2021 at 1:10 pm #

          Totally stupid.

          But Russia is not part of the dollar-denominated system. That is more unacceptable to the PTB in the West, apparently, than geopolitical reality.

          Just as it is unacceptable to the PTB that Americans and Europeans to not be on the COVID vaccine.

      • Socrates-Detroit December 17, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

        @JohnAZ,

        Dear John,

        Did you read today’s column?

        This is the most brilliant, concise assessment of American medicine–excerpted without permission:

        By the way, while Dr. Anthony Fauci may represent the leadership of the corrupt US public health bureaucracy, we cannot let the medical establishment itself off-the-hook for this epic fiasco of crisis mis-management. There are roughly a million doctors in America, and all but a tiny fraction of them have gone along with Dr. Fauci’s wrongful and harmful edicts….

        I could care less if Russia liberates the Russians living in the Ukraine. If anything, I would welcome the humiliation it will inflict on our moronic government. If the US does anything, maybe the Russians will turn off the gas to the Germans. Maybe the economic upheaval might be enough to break the spell of stupidity and corruption that today’s piece so adeptly explains. The risk is a miscalculation that spins out of control and incinerates the planet–the Russians have rockets with nukes on them, as do we–it was called MAD once… Russia is not Iraq or Syria or Libya–or even North Korea. The Russians love THEIR country and will fight for it—-our imperial troopers are paid, and many of the natives here are busy burning cities down.

        Now, Biden is in tune with YOUR GOP (Grand Old POOP-heads) to foment friction to enrich the military-industrial complex.

        The USA has moved to squeeze and marginalize Russia, because Russia is not beholden to the dollar-denominated international financial system.

        Which, I’m sure you of all people, recognize is an illusion that enriches the elite, even as your purchasing power is always evaporating.

        Why should Russia kow-tow to the US? Good for Putin. At least he has been a benefit to most ordinary Russians. They have a lower living standard–they have natural resources–they are not as soft as Americans, circa 2021.

        It’s bad enough WE have live under a dictatorship of the elite, but with the veneer of a republic (and a very emasculated one at that)

        The Ukraine is none of our business. In any case, it’s important to Russia, and the Russian people who inhabit Russia AND the eastern Ukraine.

        So, what do you want Biden to do? Tell us.

        What do I want? Simple:

        Biden should publicly state that, “no, the Ukraine will not be joining NATO. We encourage the Ukraine and Russia to address their issues peacefully, and we will not meddle, like my old boss did, in your internal affairs”.

        Biden is too beholden to do that. And bleating “Putin bad, Russia bad” distracts Americans from the creeping dictatorship that Biden’s handlers are busily crafting for the 99% of us.

        • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 2:35 pm #

          Keep reading, especially Neurodocs assessments.

          Your assessment of what the government is up to is 100% right on, IMHO. You say Biden should–

          He won’t.

        • Q. Shtik December 17, 2021 at 5:07 pm #

          The Ukraine is none of our business.
          the Ukraine will not be joining NATO.
          We encourage the Ukraine and Russia – Socrates

          =========

          How many times must I explain!?

          • Socrates-Detroit December 18, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

            Does it really matter? Why was that place called “the Ukraine” before, and is now simply “Ukraine”?

          • Pat Ormsby December 18, 2021 at 6:48 pm #

            I’ve seen Japanese bureaucrats in the Ministry of the Environment send whole reams of documents through the shredder because of a dispute among them over “the” in a title.

          • Q. Shtik December 18, 2021 at 11:52 pm #

            Why was that place called “the Ukraine” before, and is now simply “Ukraine”? – Socrates

            ==========

            Call or write to the NYT with your question and they will give you a definitive answer. I would not want to give you a half-assed answer.

            And BTW, the same is true with “the Crimea.” It is just Crimea.

          • benr December 19, 2021 at 2:03 pm #

            That is a regional thing.

            The 5!
            The 163!
            The beach!
            The United States!
            That is a nit or a gripe at best.

          • Q. Shtik December 19, 2021 at 4:50 pm #

            Does it really matter? – Socrates

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

            Let me ask you this, Soc, let’s say you’re at work in an office setting and you go to the John to take a leak. You exit the John with a big wet spot on you pants. You are oblivious but all your co-workers see the spot as you stroll back to your cubicle. Does this really matter?

            Or picture my BIL Peter in conversation with a new group of acquaintances and he speaks of Santa coming down the “chimley” with a bag of gifts… or that as he has aged he has acquired an enlarged “prostrate.” Or he gets up from his table at a diner and is exiting with a large glop of mayo on his cheek and two feet of toilet paper stuck to a shoe dragging behind. Do these things really matter? To be honest, apparently NOT, if you are Peter.

            How about you are Fred Mishkin, a former Fed Governor and now a professor of banking at Columbia and you appear frequently on CNBC and you always say “prolly” rather than probably. Does this really matter?

            The answer for you and benr is No, it doesn’t matter if YOU don’t think it matters because you’re OK with sounding like an idiot among people you associate with. But for the rest of us (the normal people) it definitely DOES matter.

          • Q. Shtik December 19, 2021 at 5:37 pm #

            That is a regional thing. – benr

            ===========

            No, benr, it is NOT a regional thing. Up until about 30 years ago everybody said “the Ukraine” and “the Crimea.” It was a deeply ingrained habit of speech and, in fact, WAS correct. But then media linguists, who meet periodically to discuss all sorts of language issues, recognized and agreed that conditions had changed having, I believe, to do with the borders of Ukraine and Crimea becoming fixed and definite and as such “the” became incorrect.

            What gets me is that YOU and others can read the NYT, the Washington Post, the Miami Herald, the LA Times, etc. and see that they have ceased using “the” preceding Ukraine and Crimea and you can have a grammar Nazi like me point this out endlessly yet you refuse to change.

            How long did it take the Church to accept that Earth was NOT at the center of the Universe?

            I am different. When people make me aware of my errors I am more than glad to fix them.

          • Q. Shtik December 19, 2021 at 5:40 pm #

            correction:

            your pants, not you pants

        • messianicdruid December 18, 2021 at 3:17 pm #

          SD said, “…our imperial troopers are paid, and many of the natives here are busy burning cities down.”

          I was born in Muskogee, served 31 years military/civil servant and paid taxes since I was 13 years old.

          If I’m not a native american [ caucasian ] they sure aren’t.

          • Socrates-Detroit December 18, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

            many “Americans”

            aka inhabitants of the USA, aka “natives”.

            However, it was naive to use the word “native”. Thank you for noting it.

          • messianicdruid December 19, 2021 at 8:17 am #

            Just me being churlish. You are using the word correctly.

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 19, 2021 at 1:35 am #

          I quite agree. We have about as much business trying to bully Russia while meddling in Ukraine as Russia would have in trying to bully us while meddling in, say, Mexico or Canada. I cannot think of a single vital American interest that is served by risking a war with a nuclear armed Russia over Ukraine.

          Not one.

    • Jo-G December 17, 2021 at 5:24 pm #

      Gas flaring always seemed extremely wasteful. They could generate electricity or distill salt water or do something useful with the heat.

      • Q. Shtik December 17, 2021 at 11:45 pm #

        There have, no doubt, been cost/benefit analyses run…

  14. Islander December 17, 2021 at 10:18 am #

    Godammit, Jim, you nailed it again!

    Truly a damning compendium.

    This is the true situation, as I, too, see it.

    Back in the 1930s the chant was
    “Which side are you on?
    Which side are you on.”

    I wonder whether it is coming time to circulate this “J’accuse” and ask:
    Which side are you on?

    On the side of medicalized totalitarianism or of constitutional freedoms as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?

    (Or, is that totalitarianized medicine?
    Thing is, not only medicine has been “totaled,” so maybe it is “medicalized totalitarianism.”)

  15. benr December 17, 2021 at 10:26 am #

    Oh NOES!

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/us-coronavirus-a-covid-19-viral-blizzard-is-about-to-hit-the-us-expert-says/ar-AARUin5?ocid=msnews

    a VIRAL BlIzzArD!

    Sounds so scary!

    What a joke.

    • Paula D December 17, 2021 at 12:53 pm #

      That is disgusting. Apparently there are people who still believe the bullshit they put out.
      “Studies show” that the 3 week old variant can get around the doubly vaccinated, but it is totally stopped by a booster.
      Yeah, right.
      And yet people are lining up for the booster.
      Too Stupid To Live is the old diagnosis which seems especially fitting here.

    • Islander December 17, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

      This is disgusting.

      And it is very sad.

      Because the bringer of the Blizzard horror is . . . Dr. Michael Osterholm.

      He who, in June 2020, stated clearly—in a long podcast on that exact topic—that there was no scientific evidence to back up mask wearing for stopping viral transmission.

      Are we now going to get a “blizzard” bulletin every time a cold virus goes around!

      “Cold alert!! Take to your beds, and jabs, and masks, and don’t forget the smelling salts so you don’t faint from fear!”

      • ZrCrypDiK December 19, 2021 at 6:19 pm #

        “… don’t forget the smelling salts so you don’t faint from fear!”

        We’re all gunna _DIE_ !!! And very soon? And not from Covid – rather from ecocide/peak everything. I mean, WTF – I just heard we’re well beyond Peak Helium, FFS!

    • Wizard of the Saddle December 19, 2021 at 1:41 am #

      The Branch Covidians COVID scare porn this week over Omicron has simply been off the charts.

      I’ve spent much of the past few days snorting with justified derision at one screaming headline rife with hyperbole after another.

      The MSM propaganda mill is just RELENTLESS.

      Poor Herr Goebbels. He was a mere piker at this shit.

  16. mitchellc December 17, 2021 at 10:32 am #

    Well Jim, how’s it feel to shed some “allergies”? LOL

    I could never determine if you were truly obstinate, or had to preserve a public facade due to your prominence and interaction with mainstream organizations.

    So, have you decided to throw caution to the wind, or have now assessed that sentiment has shifted enough to avoid immediate cancellation for entertaining such outrageous and subversive thoughts?

    Like the 12 step program, the greatest difficulty is first admitting we have a problem. This entails rejecting literally decades of intense brainwashing that creates immense cognitive dissonance.

    However, similar to breaking the sound barrier, once through its calm sailing as everything becomes crystal clear and entirely logical.

    I would surmise the last step in the journey is where one reaches the “of course” stage: of course this is what’s happening, of course they’re executing it because of broadly acknowledged limits, of course it had to go down this way.

    Once you reach acceptance, then it’s as you state: where do you stand? All the denial, all the avoidance, all the doubts vanish as you’re left staring truth in the face.

    • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 11:00 am #

      I dunno. Guess I haven’t reached total acceptance yet then. Still stuck on outrage. Not surprised at all about what “they” are trying do, but just astounded at how easy people who should know better are making it for them. Blind allegiance to and trust in “safety and security” provided by obviously benevolent others will do that for you I guess.

      • Anthea December 17, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

        The Karens and the compliant “believe” because they’re on the payroll: doctors, government empoyees, quasi-government employees. IMHO, they were not trusting dupes, but foot soldiers in a war against their fellow humans–prepared to murder them–and of darkness agains light. They were offered the job and they accepted it.

        • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

          Agree. No doubt many of them lie to themselves, much like the over-paid presstitutes, trying to convince themselves they are doing good. Most of them must live in a constant uncomfortable state of cognitive dissonance, though.

          Blood money never brings joy, but people still take it.

      • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 12:31 pm #

        Disaffected

        Maybe the problem is that there are not enough people in the country left, “who should know better”.

        The main function of government is to protect its population. Is our government doing its job, re Covid?

        Nope!

        • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 1:02 pm #

          They’re actually openly attacking us. The opposite of protecting us. But I don’t believe that the government’s function is to protect us, unless you mean the military.

          • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 2:30 pm #

            Agreed, the number one enemy of the American people is the Deep State and the cacophony of idiots running it.

            The states formed the Federal Government as a protection from each other and Europe.

            ICC to protect states from posting irregular tariffs against each other.

            Right on military, but the military is no longer used for our protection. It is a social elevator and social experiment.

            It is a protector of individual rights, AKA the Bill of Rights so that states cannot violate them individually. Think abortion right now.

            Protection of Rights and the military protection were the original intents of the Constitution, everything since then had been bastardized by the government itself.

            One time, the states got enough nerve to counter the “necessary and proper” erosion of states rights.

          • Jo-G December 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm #

            “… Deep State and the cacophony of idiots running it.”

            They aren’t idiots. They’re successfully advancing their own interests. We are more like idiots for allowing it.

          • Wizard of the Saddle December 20, 2021 at 8:13 am #

            JohnAZ said: “ One time, the states got enough nerve to counter the “necessary and proper” erosion of states rights.”
            —————
            Yes, but only the Southern States have shown that gumption in the 233 years we’ve been operating under the present constitution. The rest of the states have, so far, shown themselves to be rather timid pets of the federal government who always do what they are told, but that might be changing soon. The Overton Window has shifted and state secession is no longer a topic forbidden for political discussion. Indeed, almost half the country now embraces the right of a state to secede. Old Abe Lincoln is no doubt spinning in the grave that John Wilkes Booth sent him to, but it’s about time. Confederate President Jefferson Davis predicted that the right of secession was an issue that would eventually re-assert itself, but in another time and in another form. It would appear that ‘Ole Jeff was a prophet. It wasn’t for nothing that the National Motto on the Great Seal of the Confederate Stares reads: DEO VINDICE.

      • Disaffected December 18, 2021 at 11:02 am #

        Meant to say malevolent others above.

    • Cactus Girl December 17, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

      @mitchellc: I’m still waiting for him to admit global warming is man made and really a “thing”, LOL.

      • spaingaroo December 18, 2021 at 9:32 am #

        why would anyone do that?

        • messianicdruid December 18, 2021 at 3:23 pm #

          Ignorance.

    • spaingaroo December 18, 2021 at 9:30 am #

      we need a like button. Well stated.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 20, 2021 at 8:18 am #

        It would be wonderful to have a like button……but not if Jim has to farm out the comments section to some third party vendor with “Terms of Service” that will be used and abused to shut down any politically incorrect (i.e. non-woke) speech they don’t like.

        Jim is far more tolerant of our rants and raves and cogitations and I trust him more that, say, DISQUS and their ilk to “police” what is posted here.

    • ZrCrypDiK December 19, 2021 at 6:42 pm #

      Yeah, that one really brings to mind the asphalt/concrete suburbia sprawl, strip mall, 2-ton death metal coffin (happy motoring) desert wasteland we have acclimated ourselves to for decades, driven by our entitled narcissism and steadfast embrace of the 7 deadly sins – greed, lust, gluttony and sloth to the utter (exponential?) extreme, with a few phat dashes of envy, pride, and wrath, when we ‘perceive’ we are at a disadvantage… Simply exponential population growth breeding 2/3/4+ children like rats, exponential consumption of any/all resources beyond any sort of sustainable management, exponential depletion of said same well beyond peak, exponential pollution of the land/air/water (heavy metals, carcinogenic hydrocarbons, radioactive materials), and exponential destruction of the ecosystem. The only positive thing that has been done to avert our demise, over the past century, has been China’s single child policy (probably bought us a good decade or two). Unfortunately, a decade ago they changed to a 2 child policy, and a year back, eliminated it altogether…

      • ZrCrypDiK December 19, 2021 at 6:54 pm #

        Gas guzzlin’, cell phone junkin’, fast food addicts. Or maybe just junk food/processed food/sweets, with a healthy helping of commercial propaganda.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 20, 2021 at 8:28 am #

        And yet who here would willingly trade their automobile for a horse as their daily transportation for the rest of their lives? Be honest, folks.

        Here, I’ll save y’all some time: No one. Not one honest person would do it unless under compulsion of government or circumstances.

        Which explains the mania over EV’s as the cheap oil is rapidly disappearing from our lives.

  17. benr December 17, 2021 at 10:33 am #

    Yep there it is the excuse to start jabbing the already jabbed for another banner 32 billion dollar plus quarter!

    “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”-Gorden Gekko

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/will-the-omicron-variant-change-the-definition-of-full-vaccination-heres-what-we-know-today/ar-AARUYC5?ocid=msnews

    It does not matter that the Covid virus is nothing more than the cold dressed up as the new boogie man and being used as a vehicle to drive profits for big pharma and velvet covered iron fist for governments and a new medical tyranny.

    • thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 10:34 am #

      Unfortunately for all freedom-loving people Fauci and Pfizer appear to have more money than God.

      • ranchlife49 December 20, 2021 at 2:35 am #

        I like Fauci.
        He is doing his job. Do you have a job?

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 20, 2021 at 8:30 am #

          Yeah, he’s doing his job alright.

          That’s what everyone here is lamenting. The man is a menace to society and too damned old to still be in government service.

          Time to put that maniac out to pasture.

    • benr December 17, 2021 at 10:39 am #

      Yet another one from the greed is good pile and yet my guess is Amazon is demanding its employees get the jab and in this case the jab might be an object hurled hard enough to propel a piece of straw into a telephone pole which would mean the human body would not even slow it down.

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/an-amazon-driver-was-told-she-would-be-fired-if-she-stopped-delivering-packages-during-tornado-warnings-report/ar-AARUEWo?ocid=msnews

  18. Jarek December 17, 2021 at 10:34 am #

    Lester Strong last night: America is being crushed between the powerful delta variant and the fast moving omnicron.

    Miguel Almaguer, on with Lester: “Dueling variants”!

    • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 10:43 am #

      Yep. Two variants of mental illness, alright.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 17, 2021 at 10:57 am #

      Miguel is the one who thought it would improve his reporting on California mudslides, to have himself smack in the middle of the picture.

      Relief workers had to take time to pull him out of waist deep mud.

      • Tate December 17, 2021 at 12:35 pm #

        Can’t get the video on that anymore. The inner party members are not allowed to look ridiculous.

    • tahoe1780 December 17, 2021 at 11:06 am #

      Ben Carson interview…

      “We’ve been having tunnel vision” dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ben Carson told EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program.

      “Let’s throw the politics out. We could solve this problem pretty quickly,” he stated in an interview that will premiere on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. New York time.

      • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

        I got a kick out of the painting he has of himself and Jesus in his home. What a strange dude.

    • draupnir December 17, 2021 at 11:17 am #

      Really, my question is how do they diagnose a varient, when their current test can’t even tell the difference between covid and the flu?

      • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

        They make it up.

      • Blackbird December 17, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

        It’s all laid out in Microsoft Project. They get pinged by an email when it’s time to tell the next lie.

    • Unperson37854 December 17, 2021 at 11:39 am #

      This interview was brought to you by Pfizer

    • thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 12:07 pm #

      I prefer Brian Williams’ recent sign-off:

      “They’ve decided to burn it all down – with us inside.”

      https://www.mediaite.com/tv/brian-williams-signs-off-the-11th-hour-for-the-final-time-warns-theyve-decided-to-burn-it-all-down-with-us-inside/

      • Blackbird December 17, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

        The way Brian Williams worded his own eulogy, everyone can understand him to be on their side. Same as it ever was, Lyin’ Brian.

  19. Hereward the Woke December 17, 2021 at 10:37 am #

    Spot on, as usual, Jim. But your comment comparing the reactions to tyranny in the US and here in Europe was depressing. Europeans are truly pathetic, apart from the couple of hundred thousand who get out on the streets to protest. No fortitude, no beliefs beyond Die with the Most Toys, and no values. I think more and more these days that they don’t deserve to survive. Except, that me, my family, and the few other fighters I know, will probably go down with them. I hope I’m wrong.

  20. SmokieHillVillain December 17, 2021 at 10:37 am #

    Kudos to Mr. Kunstler for another stellar contribution, replete with literary torpedos.

    “Power mad little weasal”. Yup, just about sums up Fauci. When even the mild manner Chris Martenson has called out Fauci for what he is, one realises we’ve ventured off the reservation of ‘normalcy’ (Chris is spot on by the way).

    (By the way, decided to use Mr Kunstler, in lieu of Jim, as it is an artefact connoting respect and civility towards our host, which he surely deserves, and juxtaposed with the deserved opprobrium that Fauci surely deserves (and much worse besides; incidentally, did anybody else think it strange that Peter McCullough implied that Fauci was merely incompetent, rather than evil, in his Joe Rogan interview? Maybe it’s me….did I misinterpret that? Was it just professional courtesy, like he felt he couldn’t ‘go too far’ or ‘say too much’?).

    “The doctors have disgraced and dishonored themselves. The doctors have probably undermined their own vocations, as well as the entire armature of US health care, which they have allowed to become history’s worst racketeering operation. You can be sure it is going to collapse now, along with the equally degenerate financial system and, alas, much of the on-the-ground daily business of our country.”

    Was that factored in also? Why? To usher in an era of AI-based medicine (and surgical robotics?), by fundamentally breaking the trust between the public, or a sizeable proportion of the public, and their physicians? Maybe I’m just an ageing conspiracy theorist.

    Imagine a much smaller coterie of humans actually taking the financial risk of a medical education? How many medical schools will even survive the impending implosion of higher ed?

    shv

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 10:46 am #

      Probably still lots of DOs and MDs with the last name Patel in the world.

  21. TaxDonkey December 17, 2021 at 10:38 am #

    It’s worth watching this Highwire episode at the 42 minute mark. They show a graph tracking the evolutionary history of various variants, but the moronic strain comes out of nowhere, almost like it was created in a lab. Odd.

    https://thehighwire.com/watch/

    • benr December 17, 2021 at 10:45 am #

      The pFizer CEO said last week they had it created in the lab because they could not get a sample in the wild.

      https://www.wsj.com/video/pfizer-ceo-on-omicron-variant-and-vaccine-efficacy/79C05B38-1559-4C21-9CA9-BADA254A2CF3.html

      The guy sounds like a whacky count Dracula.
      Natural immunity …not good says count Chocula and we don’t want to create a new vaccine it’s not as profitable!

      • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 10:57 am #

        I reported on a virologist last week who said that her group believes that Alpha was lab created because there has not been a single animal found with the Covid that could have passed it on to humans. Also, something about a “cleavage” feature in the S protein that could not have formed naturally, but had to have been engineered.

        All BS aside, assume for a moment that the 2019 version of Covid was engineered.

        If discovered, who in the world has more to lose than Fauci to that determination? Father of the intensified virus himself. Co inventor of virus intensification with our “friends” in China.

        • TaxDonkey December 17, 2021 at 11:03 am #

          There’s not question this whole thing was created in a lab. The precise logistics of how exactly they get out of which lab is another question. The point is, this new strain – for those of us who believe there is a virus – came out of nowhere and has no evolutionary history that anyone can track. Kind of a smoking gun for another man made release of a man made pathogen.

        • JTinMD December 17, 2021 at 11:14 am #

          That’s a very puzzling comment, John. It sounds exactly like something dozens of us have said for over a year now. Were you joking somehow? I don’t get it.

          • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

            Yeah. dozens playing the hide bound guessing game following a few zealots and their opinions. I have asked for data to form my opinions over the months. It is starting to show up, and I do not like the direction it is going. My conspiracy feelers are starting to wiggle big time. This info was just released. I have dismissed Fauci since last year, does no good with “Control” Biden in charge.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 10:48 am #

      TD

      Do you remember where Delta came from?

      South Africa. Hmmm!

      • TaxDonkey December 17, 2021 at 11:05 am #

        If I’m not mistaken, some of the earliest ‘vaccine’ trials took place in South Africa

    • Paula D December 17, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

      I watched a Darkhorse section in which they questioned the origins of omicron also.
      How does a variant suddenly make 24 mutations? Where were the intermediary mutations?
      They are evolutionary biologists and that made them question it.
      Of course, they were very careful not to state the obvious conclusion, but they made it clear to anyone who can think and follow their logic.

      • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 2:20 pm #

        Good point, I heard 53 variations and Delta had 24.

      • TaxDonkey December 18, 2021 at 12:17 am #

        “how does a variant suddenly make 24 mutations?”

        Not sure, but let’s say it wasn’t created on a computer screen and then synthesized. One explanation I’ve heard is that the virus is mutating rapidly to rid itself of the genetically engineered sequences that aren’t very stable in nature.

        Do we know if the furin cleavage site (aka PRRA insert, aka polybasic region aka smoking gun of genetic manipulation) is mutated in the Omicron? That would be a key question I’d like to ask a geneticist who looks at these sequences.

        • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 10:56 am #

          I’ve been relying on Chris Martenson since January 2020. Sounds like maybe you have too, TD.

  22. Night Owl December 17, 2021 at 10:41 am #

    “So far, we have not rolled over like the pathetically servile Europeans and Australians.”

    I would say this is going a bit far. The protests here are far, far larger and more frequent than anything seen in the US.

    Quite a few people here understand and do not want the Great Reset; the problem is rather that the institutions have been heavily corrupted or “captured.”

    The new, likely fraudulently installed government in Germany in particular is steamrolling anyone in the judiciary who speaks up, using Comey FBI tactics, like 4 a.m. raids for federal judges who reverse mask mandates.

    • TaxDonkey December 17, 2021 at 10:54 am #

      The Great American Redneck is not going to bend the knee. Just because he doesn’t march around Potsdamer Platz holding signs is not an indicator of his ability to resist. Most people in red country have jobs and families to take care of and don’t have the means or motivation to travel to the cities and hold up signs.

      • Night Owl December 17, 2021 at 11:14 am #

        You’ve completely misinterpreted the post. If/when I return home, I will be happy to live among them.

      • SW December 17, 2021 at 11:15 am #

        @NightOwl — We never see that on the news but I don’t doubt what you’re saying is true.

        @Tax Donkey — I live in a rural area in Texas now and no one (with the exception of maybe 1 in 100) wears a mask, the schools were opened in the fall of 2020 with no restrictions or masks, and whether or not you get jabbed is strictly your business. But the cities are different and have actually fought the govenor to demand children wear masks to school.

      • JTinMD December 17, 2021 at 11:18 am #

        Agree, Donk. Big difference here vs Europe (and Canandadadadada) — guns and wide open spaces.

        • Soul Forensics December 17, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

          Canada — guns (same as the U.S. per capita) and wide open spaces also.

          • WilbursHuman December 17, 2021 at 3:55 pm #

            I hate to pop your bubble but…………

            Its 120 firearms per 100 people US

            And……………………..

            34.7 firearms per 100 in canada……..

            Its estimated now, there are upwards of

            A BILLION guns In the US

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estimated_number_of_civilian_guns_per_capita_by_country

          • Soul Forensics December 17, 2021 at 5:04 pm #

            Without getting into how the surveys were conducted (problematic, to say the least, as to forthright answers among many reports), I should clarify: guns per capita based on how many have at least one compared to how many don’t. I’d agree that guns per person in the U.S. is higher, but the former statistic, I aver, is more important.

            Even if you think the wiki stats are accurate, JTin’s lumping in of Europe with Canada is still incorrect: Canada’s 34 per 100 is still higher than all but 2 European countries, and that by double, triple, or more, than most in the Euro cohort.

          • WilbursHuman December 17, 2021 at 9:33 pm #

            So, let me ask you this…………

            Are Fully Automatic weapons allowed in Canada ????????

            How about Fully Equipped Tanks ???????

            And Howitzers ????????

            50th Annual Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot 2021……….

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C9uqK6yBVc

            In Kentucky no less.

            the Billion Gun thing is an Unofficial estimate……

            .Gov says 600 thousand.

            I’ll take My chances and place My money

            On This side of the border

          • WilbursHuman December 17, 2021 at 9:48 pm #

            Washington County Pennsylvania……..

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmeRROzi_4k

            Experience the Largest Machine Gun Shoot in the USA with Tanks and Artillery

            Big Sandy Arizona

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h3HAv9ra9Q

            These weapons are “Privately ” owned.

          • Soul Forensics December 18, 2021 at 1:51 am #

            Wilbur,

            I don’t know why you’ve turned this into a patriotic pissing contest. I was just providing some context for your stats.

          • WilbursHuman December 18, 2021 at 11:54 am #

            Ain’t NO Patriotic pissin Contest on my part at all

            Just when Someone, Tries to tell Me that

            Gun ownership in Canadia is as high as it
            In the US

            I call it as it is………….

            I’ve read your gun laws……..

            Just as bad as the UK, Australia, and most of the EU

            MY WHOLE Point Was………………

            The Number Of “Lawfully Owned Guns”

            Per Capita.

          • WilbursHuman December 18, 2021 at 11:57 am #

            And…….. If that Includes…………..

            Tanks, Howitzers And FULLY Automatic Weapons………..

            Soo Be It !

            WE, have A Second Amendment In our Bill Of Rights

            For A Reason.

          • Soul Forensics December 18, 2021 at 3:45 pm #

            You’re projecting a whole lotta junk about topics I didn’t bring up, including gun laws.

            Have a nice day.

    • Hereward the Woke December 17, 2021 at 3:17 pm #

      Night Owl: Yep, plenty of big marches in Europe. They just need to reach critical mass. That might happen when the Big Die Off starts. Shame it has to be like that, but I don’t think anything less will shake the sheep out of their torpor.

      • Night Owl December 17, 2021 at 5:23 pm #

        I actually think it is getting close.

        Even Germany is starting to wake up. There are marches here almost every night now, including in small villages.

        • Hereward the Woke December 18, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

          Night Owl: I hope you are right and you and millions of Germans say “Genug!” Maybe the soaring fuel bills and heating costs will play a part too. Here in Sleepy Switzerland, we’re still in a massive depression after 62% of our morons voted de facto permanent tyrannical powers to our psychopathic leaders. My wife and I have talked for the first time about heading back to the UK. But is it a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire? Who knows! At least people in Britain are fighting. The Swiss would rub dogshit on their faces if the government told them it would protect them against China flu. I suspect things will be clearer for all of us by Spring. Hang in there, my friend!

        • MaryQueen December 19, 2021 at 10:33 pm #

          I like picturing the village uprisings like a scene from Young Frankenstein, including Kenneth Mars leading the charge.

      • GreenAlba December 17, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

        Hereward

        What if people believe the big die-off is omicron? That’s what they’re being prepared for. Look at Neil Ferguson’s nonsense about 7000 dead/day.

        • Hereward the Woke December 18, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

          Hi GA: First off, is your husband feeling better? I caught the tail end of the Jim’s previous post and didn’t quite catch the whole story. As for the Big Die Off (sounds like a Reality TV cooking show, doesn’t it?), Omicron is a flop. I don’t know who to believe anymore, but what some very serious people like McCollough and that Belgium doc are saying seems to indicate the “vaccine” is as nasty and dangerous as we think it is. Who knows?

          • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 2:43 pm #

            He’s fine, thanks, Hereward – waiting for a letter inviting him to a follow-up clinic.

            Yes Omicron is a flop, but they’re not going to tell us that!

      • TaxDonkey December 18, 2021 at 12:24 am #

        One can imagine that in Germany and other countries, enough people will get tired of this leftist insanity and a critical mass will violently swing hard right and perhaps embrace another crop Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin types. History rhymes.

        • Night Owl December 18, 2021 at 7:39 am #

          You have listed two national socialists and one communist as an alternative to “leftist insanity.”

          Makes little sense. Here in Germany, people are waking up to and beginning to fighting fascism, which has presented itself as technocratic corpratism that cloaks itself in anti-fascist rhetoric.

          • TaxDonkey December 18, 2021 at 7:06 pm #

            Okay fair enough. Let me just say extreme left and extreme right often start to look familiar. When we had all the leftist riots here in the US, people on the right would have embraced with joy some kind of stormtroopers going out and blowing Antifa/BLM to bits. Over there in Sweden, they’re letting immigrants come and rape their women and even that guy got raped with a bottle for hours. Expect at some point possibly that there will be an extreme patriotic yearning to bring back the Vikings and perpetrate extreme violence on these leftists.

  23. Rodster December 17, 2021 at 10:41 am #

    This blog post is beyond fucking EPIC. Thank you Jim !

    Where do I stand? I stand with the rest of the crowd that sees this all as bullshit and a government’s quest for control and compliance. In the USSA, they won’t get it because of all the guns.

    In other parts of the world, I bet the citizenry wished they had not given up their guns because in AUS and New Zealand it’s Nazi style coercion with a double heaping of government and military force.

    • ianw December 17, 2021 at 8:44 pm #

      In other parts of the world, I bet the citizenry wished they had not given up their guns because in AUS and New Zealand it’s Nazi style coercion with a double heaping of government and military force.

      You really are talking nonsense.

      I can assure you that Australians and New Zealanders are extremely comfortable without millions of guns and rifles in the hands of nutters and crazies – or even just those with anger management issues, or get pissed off because they ordered a large fries, not medium.

      The much-admired Jacinda Ardern was fairly recently re-elected, and I expect the Australian federal government – plus various state governments – will do okay n up-coming elections too, and not be punished for having to handle the pandemic.

      These two nations are liberal democracies, where the rule of law and personal freedoms count for a GREAT deal … perhaps visit them one day to see what is possible without being armed to the teeth.

      And anyway, if push comes to shove in the US, having an armed populace won’t count for anything – police and military will just use even more overwhelming force.

      • chimayred December 18, 2021 at 1:19 am #

        Spent 6 months of my life working in nz.
        They’re nanny staters governed by the fact that 90% of their population is urban based in Auckland Wellington hamilton and christchurch. They’re remote enough from each other and from other nations that they can afford to ignore rights. But the old kiwi and Aussie is a thing of the past. NZ has no constitution. Hence one anti Muslim shooting and Ardern (who is not that popular – she’s fallen below 48%) and remember it’s a coalition government) immediately confiscates all ar style rifles). It’ll all go well until China comes a callin’. But they’ll all comply to get along. NZ is basically a beautiful country with docile compliant people. They’re all about food wine and getting along. Which is fine till the SHTF. Oh btw you’re wrong about something else. They are still armed to the teeth. Just with deer rifles and shotguns. Hate to rain on your utopian parade

        • ianw December 18, 2021 at 2:54 am #

          You’re paranoia is clearly on parade, comrade. Why are US billionaires and millionaires falling over themselves to buy some acreage bolthole in New Zealand?

          NZ is basically a beautiful country with docile compliant people. They’re all about food wine and getting along.

          Do you have a problem with that?

          Working cooperatively to build a better society is obviously something you missed growing up in Podunk Indiana – or wherever you grew up. NZ and Australia are streets ahead on the “survival of the fittest” scale for the next century. Co-operation always wins.

          • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 5:49 am #

            “NZ is basically a beautiful country with docile compliant people. They’re all about food wine and getting along.”

            Haha. They’re about to make tobacco illegal. Not advised against – illegal. Part of the New Normal where the government tells you what you can consume so you don’t use up healthcare resources unnecessarily.

            First they came for the tobacco.

            I said nothing because I don’t smoke tobacco.

            Then they came for the Chardonnay …

            https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/new-zealand-smoking-illegal-for-kids-1.6279023

            I wonder if they will ban mountaineering and cars?

          • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 6:09 am #

            Note I don’t like being in enclosed spaces with smokers, and going home to peel off my clothes and find they stink right down to my skin, with my hair also reeking of stale tobacco.

            Leaving aside the health risks, that is (I also hold my breath when crossing a road right behind a stationary car spewing exhaust fumes – and wish my grandson’s school wasn’t having to be monitored by the council for air quality because it’s right beside a busy T junction, with cars stopping, idling and starting all day long).

            But I have no ambition to stop people smoking if they want to, if they respect other people.

          • ianw December 18, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

            Haha. They’re about to make tobacco illegal. Not advised against – illegal. Part of the New Normal where the government tells you what you can consume so you don’t use up healthcare resources unnecessarily.

            I personally think it’s a great initiative, and about 30 years too late.

            And note that New Zealand is a liberal democracy, with long traditions of freedom and adherence to the rule of law. If a future government has popular support to overturn the law, then they may.

            These things are not imposed on people in perpetuity … they are laws passed by representative parliaments.

          • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

            Hopefully you’ll still think it’s a great initiative when they come for your booze.

          • ianw December 18, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

            Hopefully you’ll still think it’s a great initiative when they come for your booze.

            There are safe – even beneficial – levels of alcohol consumption. There are no safe levels of tobacco use. Alcohol will never be banned – certainly not be a government that is seeking re-election.

          • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 7:58 pm #

            Not actually true. There is no safe level of consumption of alcohol. Alcohol is a poison. We just decide that we’ll risk it because a glass of wine with your dinner is nice. Same as driving a car, really.

            It’s cute that you think you’re going to have functioning elections though, for the foreseeable future, what with you guys being the canary in the coalmine an’ all.

            People having to get a haircut in the street and you think there will be elections going into the sunset.

            And remember, if you don’t get that booster, you’ll need a public haircut too. Choices, choices …

            ‘Young and free’. Yeah …

          • ianw December 18, 2021 at 11:09 pm #

            It’s cute that you think you’re going to have functioning elections though, for the foreseeable future, what with you guys being the canary in the coalmine an’ all.

            Your tinfoil paranoia is unhinged from reality. I’ll bet you a crisp chardonnay (in Tuscany) that free and fair elections will still be here 20 years from now.

            I know how sad and cut-up you’ll be about it – all conspiracy catastrophists really want to see the end of the world. Night Owl and MaryMaryFullOf (among many others) are going to be gutted if the world returns to normality in the next year or three. Utterly gutted.

            I’ll stay optimistic, chirpy, and happy – and get on with an enjoyable life. It works.

          • GreenAlba December 19, 2021 at 8:17 am #

            I could say you’re an idiot, but I don’t think you are. I think you’re a paid troll.

            I’ve often quoted Francis Bacon: ‘people prefer to believe what they would prefer to be true’.

            I could quote you a Latin version: Homines libenter etc. etc. but it doesn’t matter, except that my husband quotes it regularly. Oh, the irony.

            The thing is, trolly lad, that it’s true. And you are the perfect example. You believe what you wish to be true.*

            While I believe what I would give anything to *know* was not true. So your infantile and pathetic theory collapses.

            *Except that I don’t actually believe that you believe what you spout. No-one could be that stupid after all the evidence you’ve been shown. But for the purposes of the argument, I’ve pretended that you believe what you say, ridiculous as that is.

            Still waiting for your scientific refutation of ANY of Peter McCullough’s data.

          • GreenAlba December 19, 2021 at 8:22 am #

            And you’ve just contradicted yourself, dipstick.

            Because you pointed out to all and sundry recently that I was the exception to your theory that everyone on here was a ‘conspiracy theorist’ before covid. So you know that my conversion to reality was based on learning, not on any kind of tinfoil preponderance.

            Again, you lie to suit your argument of the moment. Hoist by your own petard, dummy.

            But a refutation of Dr McCullough’s data is by far the more important matter, so please don’t keep us waiting.

          • GreenAlba December 19, 2021 at 8:26 am #

            “I’ll stay optimistic, chirpy, and happy – and get on with an enjoyable life. It works.”

            So you ARE going to take that booster, no matter what more you learn about the consequences. I rather suspected that. Because that’s the only way you’ll get to stay chirpy and happy.

            Until that booster or the next one makes you fall of your perch.

          • MaryQueen December 19, 2021 at 10:35 pm #

            Ian? Just get your booster and shaddap.

          • ianw December 20, 2021 at 12:18 am #

            The thing is, trolly lad, that it’s true. And you are the perfect example. You believe what you wish to be true.

            So do we have a wager? Tuscany – crisp chardonnay – December 2041? I’ll bring the glasses.

          • GreenAlba December 20, 2021 at 6:15 am #

            That’s not an argument, it’s troll-speak.

            I certainly won’t be around in 2041. In non-covid times my mother lived to 88, so me living to 89 would have been within the realm of the possible, but hardly something to bet on.

            But not now. And your invitation is utterly meaningless – by choice. A disingenuous brain fart.

      • chimayred December 18, 2021 at 1:31 am #

        The us couldn’t beat a bunch of robe wearing afghanis with ak’s from the 60’s. How many military do we have? Less than a million? Don’t be so sure. Guerrilla warfare will wear down any government.

        • ianw December 18, 2021 at 3:08 am #

          The us couldn’t beat a bunch of robe wearing afghanis with ak’s from the 60’s.

          No Western power ever wins a land war in Asia … check history over the last 1400 years or so.

          • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 11:11 am #

            Ian,

            I’m a Yankee fan, and you remind me of one Joey Gallo, a big, strong, athletic outfielder who either walks, strikes out, or knocks it outta the park. So you have to sit through him taking or fouling off pitch after pitch before he finally gets to one of those “three true outcomes.” Trouble is, he’s only ever been a .200 hitter, so all in all, he ain’t worth it, imo.

          • ianw December 18, 2021 at 5:14 pm #

            […] who either walks, strikes out, or knocks it outta the park. So you have to sit through him taking or fouling off pitch after pitch before he finally gets to one of those “three true outcomes.

            Sounds like what happens with every batter, although they might get a single or double. I have been to Yankee Stadium, but as a cricket devotee I find baseball kinda two-dimension and ultimately boring. A kids’ game.

            But I concede it depends hugely on what you grew up with and/or played.

      • spaingaroo December 18, 2021 at 9:42 am #

        I believe that Aussies are the most ignorant of all westerners, and I say that as one.
        I escaped twenty years ago and my skin crawls to think of even visiting.
        Or fine friend @ianw doesn’t know what he doesn’t know apparently, but yet he reads clusterfuck nation.
        I hazard a guess that ianw works posting comments, but maybe he’s just a little slow.

        • ianw December 18, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

          LOL … nothing spews venom like the expat who hates their country of birth … seen it so often.

          I believe that Aussies are the most ignorant of all westerners

          This is so inane it barely warrants comment … there are smart astute people in every country, and there are the dumb, gullible, easily duped as well.

          I actually think Aussies have a healthy streak of scepticism, and good BS detectors … we tend not to hide behind god, flag, and country.

          And if you’re in Spain, you have absolutely no bragging rights whatsoever – the last 800 years of history there is blood-soaked and bigoted.

          Not bad to visit in short bursts though – not Australia of course, but not bad.

  24. Beryl of Oyl December 17, 2021 at 10:46 am #

    Alex Berenson revisits the tweet he made that got him kicked off Twitter:

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/cant-wait-to-see-twitters-lawyers/comments

    The data he used to come to this conclusion, back in August, has been freely available to all these doctors and scientists. In fact, the head of the CDC has been caught making statements that contradict her own agency’s data.

    The drug companies have told lies about their products as well, leading people to believe that these shots were real vaccines, and nice people went and got inoculated because they believed it was the right thing to do.

  25. neurodoc December 17, 2021 at 10:47 am #

    ‘American doctors have proven to be cowards, cravens, zombies, and fools facilitating Dr. Fauci’s evil campaign’

    JHK: you are absolutely correct about this. I saw it in med school (I was older and had been a college prof before entering med school). Med students were the biggest buttlickers and cheaters I’ve ever seen. And now when the same people are out in practice, they, without question, do what their mba scum bag bosses tell them to do to their their monthly salaries. Those who protest (and there are a few) are shunned, sometimes fired and replaced with two so called ‘nurse practitioners,’ who don’t know what they don’t know and kill more people than doctors do by a long shot. Health care has gone to hell in the hands of fascist corporate masters. Glad I’m in my last few years of dealing with it, even though I’m in my own private clinic.

    • neurodoc December 17, 2021 at 10:48 am #

      typo; ‘to get their monthly salaries…’

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 11:04 am #

      Neurodoc. A question.

      A central authority, the AMA, where are they on all this? What are their connections with say, WHO, NIH, CDC and FDA? How much political influence do the ignoramuses in our Deep State have on the AMA? Or the publishing of the New England Journal of Medicine?

      • neurodoc December 17, 2021 at 11:17 am #

        AZ:
        The ama has always been a fascist criminal organization that doesn’t give a flip about doctors or patients. They serve big health– (hospital systems, big pharma, big gov medicine ala fauci, etc) and big health alone. They engage in rico activities with who, nih, fda and all the other criminals who have taken over our government. ama, and their minions, is know for shutting down doctors who speak out about alternatives to big pharma’s meds or things like electrotherapy medicine. e.g. They stole Dr. Royal Rife’s life work (look him up) on electrotherapy for cancer, and put him in prison for fake crimes; that’s just one of a thousand examples. NEJM is owned by bighealth; the only major med journal that appears to be legit and beyond corruption is the Brit. Journal of Medicine, or maybe I’m just being naive. 🙂

        • Bill of Rights December 17, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

          MILTON FRIEDMAN wrote in Free To Choose that the AMA is a labor union. It controls the supply of doctors through its medical school accreditation system.

          • neurodoc December 17, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

            That is, by far, the most benign thing the ama does.

          • Jo-G December 17, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

            Here in theROK medicine is better in some ways but following the US model. During the COVID crisis the doctors went on strike over the governments plan to increase the number of medical schools and doctors. I read in the English language news that the strikers were mostly young doctors. My questions about the situation to the international clinic I use went unanswered. The strike interfered with my ability to get treatment for a torn retina.

        • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

          Thanks, I am not surprised.

          Now, to everyone, what is next?

          • neurodoc December 17, 2021 at 8:01 pm #

            AZ
            As the historic genius, Yoda, once said, the future uncertain be.
            That being said, the next 2-3 yrs: option 1- more and more “boosters” until the
            Population of the US is near the Deagel.com prediction of about 100mil left in the US;
            Option 2-enough people wake up and hang all the traitorous bastards and jail their low level minions. Option 3 – civil war.
            All of these options assume we don’t engage the Russians over Ukraine and lose all our major cities and end up in a no grid road warrior mode where we Fight for fuel while trying to avoid the high rad areas.

            Buy copper covered
            lead and gasoline

          • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 11:17 am #

            Doc,

            To hell with imprisoning their minions. Too expensive, they don’t deserve it. Banish them to somewhere cold and nasty, and fuggeddaboudit!

        • chimayred December 18, 2021 at 1:25 am #

          Ama represents less than 15% of American docs and in many instances those who join are forced to by state medical societies to give the state a seat at the AMA table. Neuro doc is dead on. Most docs are bred for compliance and long ago forsook any autonomy by becoming employed.

          • ianw December 18, 2021 at 12:29 pm #

            Most docs are bred for compliance and long ago forsook any autonomy by becoming employed.

            No need to pick on doctors alone … happens in every professional field pretty much. You get paid very well to perform skilled tasks – not to rock the boat with independent or contrarian thought.

            Even Hollywood – which looks decadent, free-wheeling, and anarchic – has very strict rules that you have to play by to succeed.

    • thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 11:15 am #

      Let’s not forget the dancing travel nurses who are cleaning up at 3x their normal rates and the added incentives of sign-on bonuses, paid lodging, and daily per diem for food and incidentals in the wake of all the nurses that were fired over ridiculous, illegal jab mandates.

    • SW December 17, 2021 at 11:21 am #

      @neurodoc — I’ve been a nurse for many years and recently retired. Every word you said was true and the explosion in the number of nurse practitioners will undermine the few remaining doctors trying to practice ethical medicine.

      And I have to say, the new nurses I worked with coming out of nursing school were incredibly incompetent. One asked me this question — “Malignant? Now is that the good one or the bad one?”

      • JTinMD December 17, 2021 at 11:56 am #

        “Malignant? Now is that the good one or the bad one?”

        Depends on your perspective.

      • neurodoc December 17, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

        I am also seeing a down grading of residents coming out of even the better residency programs; they can’t think out of the box of NEW, expensive, still on patent, drugs, and the new surgery guys, according to my surg friends, operate primarily based on MRIs (which have an error rate of 10-20% depending on organ system), rather than a thorough exam and detailed history. Give thanks that you are retired.

      • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 12:37 pm #

        Yup, 100% agreement from another RN.

      • malthuss December 17, 2021 at 3:49 pm #

        the doctors are indians. ‘and they all pass the licensing test’ a tester told me.

      • izzy December 17, 2021 at 5:19 pm #

        Reminded of the old joke, “What do you call someone who graduates last in class from medical school?”
        “Doctor.”

      • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 6:14 am #

        The medical publishing company I worked for produced a little book called ‘Nursing Calculations’ for nursing students who weren’t very familiar with things like percentages and decimal points. 🙂

        Very reassuring, in the case of drug dosages in hospital …

    • Cactus Girl December 17, 2021 at 2:43 pm #

      @neurodoc:

      _replaced with two so called ‘nurse practitioners,’ who don’t know what they don’t know_

      Yes! I haven’t seen my “real” doctor in years. I recently called in to have a prescription refilled for a tube of Clobetasol (souped-up cortisone ointment for my eczema, which comes and goes.) A tube of that stuff lasts me for years. They wouldn’t refill it unless I came in. I spoke to the NP, nd told her I needed it because my eczema was acting up, and I didn’t want it to spread. She won’t give it to me unless I go in. She also didn’t want to give me a tube of Ketoconazole, which I use to keep the allergy to mites on my face from getting out of hand. This was prescribed to me by a dermatologist, who diagnosed the allergy. The NP, speaking from the depths of her dermatology training (not) said, “Oh, I suspect it just an allergy to soap!”

      Every time I go there, all they want to do is shoot me full of flu vaccine, stick my boobs under an xray, and pump me full of Fosamax. No thanks.

      • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 3:26 pm #

        Catus grl, just anecdotal, but if you live in NA, and ate eating gmo wheat or any gmo grain, I have found cutting them out completely + supps on here, my skin becomes beeeeautiful in short order.

      • malthuss December 17, 2021 at 3:38 pm #

        CaCtus Girl.

        years ago I went to a local clinic.
        I got to see a NIgerian Nurse Practitioner.

        I had a bad problem with my scalp.

        waste of time and money.

        years later, I saw not one but 2 non white dermatologists. The second one got me the right prescriptions for scalp ‘yeast’ and infection.

        The first MD might have been paki [omar was his name]. he was so rude.

        • malthuss December 17, 2021 at 3:39 pm #

          oh my–Ketoconazole, was one of three meds prescribed.
          clyndamycin was another and the 3rd was useless.

      • malthuss December 17, 2021 at 3:40 pm #

        allergy to mites–whats that.
        My 2 dermatologists, with med cost me over $500.
        however I got help so it was worth it.
        The MD was with me for a few minutes. $330.

      • Hereward the Woke December 18, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

        Cactus girl: “Stick my boobs under an xray”. Are you sure your doc is only interested in your health?!

      • Anthea December 18, 2021 at 9:59 pm #

        Most of the time, eczema is caused, not by an “allergy” or intolerance for soap, but by an intolerance for “soap”–by which I mean the fake soap detergent bars or liquid detergents (syndet products) that most people use. Detergents are too harsh and drying for use on the skin.

        In fact, eczema can often be cured by using REAL soap (proided you never use detergent bars or liquid detergents on your skin). Wear rubber or plastic gloves when you wash dishes. You probably won’t need to switch to a non-detergent laundry product.

        I make and sell soap–which I specially formulated for two daughters with dry skin, one of whom used to suffer from eczema. Customers with eczema often report that my soap either cures or greatly helps them.

        A couple of years ago, a very elderly woman with white hair asked me if I had a product that would help her itchy, scaly, irritated scalp. I happened to have some steeply discounted shampoo bars (discounted because they didn’t come out of the molds clean). I sold her one for $1 and told her it should fix her right up. She came back two weeks later to tell me how thrilled she was that her scalp troubles were totally cleared up. Her hair also looked fantastic.

        You can buy real soap products at most health-food stores. Dr. Bronners is one kind. Most shampoos, even those sold at health-food stores are syndet products, so you have to read the ingredients labels. Same with online shampoo bars and liquid shampoos.

        An easy way to make your own liquid shampoo is to buy a bar of 100% olive oil soap at a health food store. Grate it and put it in a blender with water and coconut milk and whirl in the blender. (It’s nice if you can afford to sub rosewater for the water.) This is what I used before I started making my own soap. This will spoil if not refrigerated. There are better hair formulations, but this is not bad at all.

        To make your own shampoo bars, google “So you want to make a bar of shampoo, Liz Ardlady.” Liz’s shampoo bar recipe is famous in soapmaking circles. I make it as a liquid shampoo. I don’t want to link to my blog for directions, lest I appear to be pimping my blog.

        There are some people who can’t use soap shampoos. Makes their hair gummy–usually because they have a lot of silicone residues in their hair from commercial products, but sometimes for unknown reasons. Some people wash their hair with a baking soda solution and use a diluted vinegar rinse. You can also wash your hair with conditioner, as it has some cleansing power–but that’s for people with very dry hair. (Works well for blacks.)

        You might want to give real soap a try. I could go on about lotions (most of them are crap), but I’ll stop after one brief note: borage oil is excellent for eczema because of its high GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) content. There are a couple of other oils that are high in GLA (evening primrose is one), but borage is the highest, at 25% GLA. You could mix a little borage oil with your regular moisturizer. It is a little fishy smelling, so you might not want to use it straight.

    • spaingaroo December 18, 2021 at 9:51 am #

      I entered med school in Australia nearly four decades ago and only lasted two years.
      It was a dehumanising death cult.
      I personally believe that a doctor who kills animals to learn how life works, is never going to be a ‘good’ doctor.
      Yes, that’s what second year med school students were doing back then.
      At the time I wouldn’t have articulated like this, I was pretty smart but terribly naive, but from here I see that I felt it was a death cult.
      My main memories are cadaver dissection and animal experimentation even unto death.
      Maybe care and compassion comes later.
      (but judging by the way people say ‘animal models’ as if similar to ‘computer models’ doesn’t fill me with hope)
      The upshot is nowadays I can’t even see a medical professional, although I know there are a certain number of good ones.

  26. messianicdruid December 17, 2021 at 10:52 am #

    With the Truth against the World [ system ].

  27. 100th Avatar December 17, 2021 at 10:57 am #

    “The question is: will the people of this land submit to continued coercion and to the engineered demolition of their lives? So far, we have not rolled over like the pathetically servile Europeans and Australians. Here, there is apparently some will to resist further pushing around by this demonic elite”

    We hear from time to time “never forget”. It comes to us in many contexts: holocausts, 9-11’s, market chicanery, school shootings, and on and on..

    The problem is never forgetting. It is never knowing. The banility of ignorance.

    “the lesson that this long course in human wickedness had taught us — the lesson of the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of evil.” -H. Arendt

    “he essence of totalitarian government, and perhaps the nature of every bureaucracy (the rule of Nobody), is to make functionaries and mere cogs in the administrative machinery out of men, and thus to dehumanize them.”-H. Arendt

    “What he (Eichmann) said was always the same, expressed in the same words. The longer one listened to him, the more obvious it became that his inability to speak was closely connected with an inability to think, namely, to think from the standpoint of somebody else. No communication was possible with him, not because he lied but because he was surrounded by the most reliable of all safeguards against the words and the presence of others, and hence against reality (holes of oblivion) as such”-H. Arendt

    “The holes of oblivion do not exist. Nothing human is that perfect, and there are simply too many people in the world to make oblivion possible. ONE MAN will always be left alive to tell the story.”-H. Arendt

    “The lesson of such stories is simple and within everybody’s grasp. Politically speaking, it is that under conditions of terror most people will comply but some people will not, just as the lesson of the countries to which the Final Solution was proposed is that “it could happen” in most places but it did not happen everywhere. Humanly speaking, no more is required, and no more can reasonably be asked, for this planet to remain a place fit for human habitation.”-H. Arendt

    “You are quite right, I changed my mind and do no longer speak of “radical evil.” … It is indeed my opinion now that evil is never “radical,” that it is only extreme, and that it possesses neither depth nor any demonic dimension. It can overgrow and lay waste the whole world precisely because it spreads like a fungus on the surface. It is “thought-defying,” as I said, because thought tries to reach some depth, to go to the roots, and the moment it concerns itself with evil, it is frustrated because there is nothing. That is its “banality.” Only the good has depth that can be radical.” -H. Arendt

    “All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up. It isn’t that the evil thing wins — it never will — but that it doesn’t die.” – John Steinbeck letter written months before Arendt arrived in New York as a refugee from Nazi Germany:

    • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 11:05 am #

      Beautiful!

    • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 11:24 am #

      Thought of Ian and to some extent jaz while reading that 100.

      The banality of evil, that upon engagement, realizing nothing is there, no depth, no reason.

    • gustafson.robert.22 December 17, 2021 at 11:30 am #

      thanks

    • mitchellc December 17, 2021 at 11:32 am #

      Those are some really nicely expressed thoughts. I guess they could be summarizd simply as “nothing lasts forever”. That means bad times as well as good; the eternal cycle.

      I will admit that I do have a problem with the word “evil”. Morality is an entirely human construct, one invented to describe one’s place in the social order. In this case a descriptor used to label winners.

      From the POV of those who have competed, came out on top, and now assert the right to rule, is it not entirely logical that they claim they are acting in humanity’s best interests?

      How is this different from ranching, from farming, from utilizing animal husbandry best practices? Just because you can think doesn’t necessarily lead to the conclusion that you have free will, that you have “human rights”.

      Rather, as every generation has had to learn before, no one deserves anything. It must be forced; relying on good will is useless. Freedom must be won, not granted.

      • 100th Avatar December 17, 2021 at 11:52 am #

        you can go down the deconstruction path all you want derrida, just don’t look behind you for followers

      • Tate December 17, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

        Ol’ Scratch used to post here. Same message.

    • Soul Forensics December 17, 2021 at 1:40 pm #

      “[Evil] possesses neither depth nor any demonic dimension. It can overgrow and lay waste the whole world precisely because it spreads like a fungus on the surface. It is “thought-defying,” as I said, because thought tries to reach some depth, to go to the roots, and the moment it concerns itself with evil, it is frustrated because there is nothing. That is its “banality.” — Hannah Arendt (from 100th Av)

      Remembrances of Popeye, the sexual pervert and murderer in Faulkner’s Sanctuary. Faulkner took great pains to avoid any way for the reader to ferret out Popeye’s thought processes. It finally dawns on one, as he’s rotting in jail, newspapers collecting dust just inside the hatch by the bars, that there is nothing to reveal because there is nothing going on in his head. At all. No hatred. No revenge fantasies. No inner turmoil (ala Dostoyevsky’s criminal in Crime and Punishment). Just nothing.

      The banality of evil indeed.

    • Starlost December 18, 2021 at 6:27 am #

      “The banility of ignorance.”

      Indeed. But let’s say that’s a typo.

  28. patrickd December 17, 2021 at 11:04 am #

    On the early and mid 70’s there was a series of studies conducted concerning fats and heart disease. The studies proved conclusively that there was no link between eating fats and heart disease. The AMA, however, reversed this finding and made the government announce that fats CAUSE heart disease. Thus began the obesity and diabetes epidemic in the USA.

    This event is also the first tangible evidence that the medical industry uses capitalist science rather than actual true science. “Do no harm” has been replaced by “Make them sick and we’ll get rich.”

    AMA “medicines” are actually biochemical disruptors that over time cause organ damage to vital organs, while ensuring that the body’s immune system will never correct the problems.

    I was recently prescribed two medications for pain (I didn’t complain of pain), both of which damage the liver. I have kidney disease and some bone problems and I researched the meds I’m taking, and can you guess what I discovered? Yes, there’s a strong link between those meds and kidney disease and the specific bone conditions that I have developed.

    What to do??? The obvious thing. I started weaning myself off ALL medical industry products. I reduced five of my six “meds” by 50%, eliminated the aspirin regime entirely.

    I already have truly dramatic results, with increased energy and about 90% reduction of the swelling in my legs.

    The medical industry is a dangerous force that is ruining the health and lives of its clientele. It uses state of the art propaganda and fake science to keep the population completely misinformed about all things relating to human physiology.

    I’ve informed all my friends : if I collapse and appear to be dying, DO NOT TAKE ME TO A HOSPITAL! Let me die in my bed, or maybe I’ll recover. It’s been known to happen.

    I don’t trust so-called doctors. They have names that are much more appropriate.

    Patrick

    • patrickd December 17, 2021 at 11:06 am #

      PS
      I should be weaned by the end of January.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 11:17 am #

      Just sit in a GPS office and watch the parade of pretty young things march through representing drug companies. Think kick backs are not in line.

      MDs today are undereducated, see Neurodocs earlier post. The conversion of the field to NPs and worse, MAs show the lack of education and experience being presented to the public.

      All you folks that think that the nationalized medicine practiced overseas is slow and superficial, look around, there is little difference here. Why? Because Medicare, our national healthcare is actually caring for probably half of the medical load, if not more.

      I was distressed at the care GA’s husband got with his cardiac event. National healthcare at its best.

      • thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 4:03 pm #

        Once, I wasted several hours reading a book written by and MD that argued,

        “Yup, Big Pharma constantly showers us with gifts and bribes, but we physicians are so good, wholesome, and morally straight that we’d NEVER be influenced by them!”

        I rolled my eyes so hard I almost went blind.

      • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 6:17 am #

        JohnAZ

        I think the ambulance crew thought I was barking.

        I had mixed feelings about hubby going to hospital and told them that, if at any point they tested him for covid, he was on no account to be given remdesivir.

        I don’t think they’d even heard of remdesivir!

    • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 11:17 am #

      Excellent. Doctor before last actually told me that he took statins on his own even though he had zero cholesterol problems. Said “the data” (there’s that word again!) suggested that they were an excellent “preventative,” even for normal healthy people. I told him thanks but no thanks in no uncertain terms.

      Current doctor hounded me for years about the same crap before finally admitting what you spoke of above. Fats and cholesterol in the diet DO NOT cause coronary artery disease and that statins are of decidedly questionable value, if they have any value at all (they don’t, they’re actually damaging to the liver and the entire endocrine system). A perfect zero on the Coronary Calcium test I finally acceded to proved my point with an exclamation mark.

      Told him last time I was that the CovidHoax has finally turned me into what nothing else so far ever could: a rabid anti-vaxxer! Never again!

      • MiddlePeninsula December 17, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

        Disaffected,
        I’ve had that same conversation with my doctor on statins. Finally, I told her (which was true), I read a study that statins added four days of life. Near enough to be a margin of error anyway. I’d skip the side effects and further enriching big pharma rather than take statins for possibly four more days.

        • messianicdruid December 18, 2021 at 4:02 pm #

          Statins cause muscle spasms. Your heart is a muscle.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 17, 2021 at 11:39 am #

      I never stopped eating eggs. I could never find any reasonable justification for avoiding them.

      I remember seeing numerous books and articles claiming what “kind” of calories you ate made a difference in your weight. I even remember a co-worker telling me that this was what her bariatric MD told her. It didn’t make sense, as I also heard that a calorie was a thermal unit.

      This was in the 1980s, right about the same time that infamous LIFE Magazine declaring no one was safe from AIDS came out.

      Something started happening to science and medicine back then.

      • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 1:42 pm #

        I eat a lot of eggs, always have.

        I think what harms people is listening to doctors and TV.

      • Anthea December 17, 2021 at 8:05 pm #

        My last three kids were born at home–unassisted home birth. Reading up on the horrors and malpractice of hospital birth is also an eye-opener.

      • Jarek December 17, 2021 at 10:11 pm #

        No difference having a body made out of junk food vs natural food (like eggs)? I bet there’s a big difference.

        • messianicdruid December 18, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

          The introduction of oleo and margerine should be studied with the increase of cardio issues.

          “Looks like butter but its snot…”

    • Anthea December 17, 2021 at 1:02 pm #

      Re fats, I recently read The Big Fat Surprise, which covers the falsification of studies linking fats to heart disease.

      There are natural cures for many, many ailments–sometimes even quite serious ones. Some such cures are so simple that the medical establishment’s ignorance of them can only be willful. It is hard not to conclude that the chief business of the medical establishment is withholding treatment. They’re in the abbatoir business; treatment is for chumps.

      I’ve cured myself of several illness–some of which woulld have been “treated” with surgery, if I had let a doctor get hold of me. Those people are ghouls.

      • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 1:43 pm #

        One ailment wouldn’t be gall bladder attacks, would it? My friend suffers from those. My mom and sister, too. They both had their gall bladders removed, but my friend doesn’t want to (and I don’t blame her).

        If you can steer me to info on healing those, I would be very grateful.

        • Amman December 17, 2021 at 5:42 pm #

          GB is connected to and stores liquid made by the Liver. Anything that supports and nurtures the liver should help the GB to some satisfying degree.

          Dragon herbs.com

          Goji LPB-40
          Duanwood Reishi,
          Red Jujube Dates
          Liver Tonic,
          Super Ant,
          Schizandra Fruit

          • Amman December 17, 2021 at 5:46 pm #

            …And a little fasting to give the digestive system a break?

          • Anthea December 17, 2021 at 7:05 pm #

            You are correct, of course, but gallstones, when they’re causing real trouble, are a mechanical issue. Stones are physically blocking the bile duct.

            What a cleanse does is to open the bile duct to allow the stones to pass through, while at the same time encouraging bile to build up enough to flush out the stones. The purpose of the short fast combined with the Epsom Salts is to empty the intestinal tract so that the passage of the stones is not obstructed.

            The liver tonic probably includes milk thistle. I have heard of milk thistle helping people control Hep C.

            Besides beets, I have been told that pears are good for the liver. There are probably some other common fruits and vegetables like that.

        • Anthea December 17, 2021 at 6:17 pm #

          Google Dr. Hulda Clark’s gall bladder cleanse.

          Last summer I got some pretty serious gall bladder symptoms–though no pain. I you will forgive my indelicacy, the main symtom is ongoing diarrhea to the point where you are crapping your pants five times a day.

          I told an old friend about my “mystery illness,” and she told me it was gall bladder issues.

          I first did Clark’s gall bladder cleanse a couple of times about ten or fifteen years ago. I noticed a “fullness” or heaviness in that area and went to the doctor about it, and was told it was likely gallstones. He suggested a sonogram, but I already knew about Clark’s method at that time, so I did a couple of cleanses and cleared up the problem.

          I did two gall bladder cleanses last summer, and this fixed me up. I knew I should have started doing monthly cleanses, but didn’t want to bother.

          The cleanse is pretty simple: In the morning, eat a no-fat breakfast and no-fat lunch. No food after 2:00 pm. Take a dose of Epsom Salts at 6:00 pm and another at 8:00 pm. At 10:00 pm, drink a mixture of 3/4 cup grapefruit juice and 1/2 cup olive oil and go to bed immediately. In the morning you should poop out a lot of gallstones. You’re supposed to take a couple of follow-up doses of Epsom Salts in the morning. It’s really no big deal: two doses of laxatives and a glass of salad dressing. Best to google it for full details.

          A couple of remedies that seem to help symptoms some are milk thistle and eating beets. Gives a bit of relief but will not cure. Draupnir, below, suggested ACV.

        • Anthea December 17, 2021 at 7:13 pm #

          I have Dr. Hulda Clark’s “The Cure for All Cancers.” This book includes the gall bladder cleanse, the kidney cleanse, an anti-parasite regimen, and probably some other things I have forgotten.

          A few years ago, my neighbors doctor told him he had a kidney stone that would require surgery. He had been through that before and didn’t want to go through it a again, so we tried Dr. Clark’s cleanse for kidney stones. A couple of months later he went back to the doctor and was told he had no kidney stone.

          Dr. Clark’s book was recommended to me many years ago by a neighbor who claimed that her anti-cancer regimen had cured his prostate cancer. The book was recommended to him by a friend whose terminal cancer was cured this way. The neighbor of the first guy told me that she had cured two of her dogs of cancer this way.

          • MaryQueen December 19, 2021 at 10:48 pm #

            Wow, OK this is great. I also have a dog who got an ultrasound, and they said he has gallstones and he needs to have a $5000 surgery to remove them.

            I wasn’t gonna buy that, so I have an appointment with a naturopath vet that came highly recommended, on the 29th. It will be interesting to see what he comes up with.

        • Anthea December 17, 2021 at 7:57 pm #

          @ MaryQueen:

          Here’s some stuff most people should have on hand for the home medicine kit.

          Echinacea–a specific for teeth, kidneys, and urinary tract. Take for toothache and infections of teeth and gums, for UTIs and kidney and bladder infections. Good a a prophylactic before and after dental work. To cure actual dental infections, take honking big doses–as in six capsules for times a day. Best to make your own tincture. Saves a lot of money. Easy to grow too.

          Castor oil–quickly cures pink eye when smeared over and around the eye, especially if caught early. If you wait too long, you may need a castor oil pack over the eye followed by a boric acid eyewash.

          Magnesium supplements–cures most foot and leg cramps, as well as many cases of “bad back.” I have used it to cure spurs.

          For bronchitis, COPD, cold/flu related pulmonary troubles, the best stuff to have on hand is Osha root, Codonopsis root, and NAC (N-acetyl cysteine). Where infection is suspected, oil of oregano is very good. Usnea barbata is said to be a natural antibiotic that is a specific for lungs, but I have not been impressed with it. Codonopsis is also excellent to help recuperation from any illness.

          Oil of thyme–apply to cure plantar warts after bathing and pumicing. Repeat at least a couple of times a week.

          This is the stuff that is most likely to come in handy.

          • Anthea December 17, 2021 at 8:02 pm #

            Re echinacea, I can’t resist adding that it has the endorsement of meth heads. If you don’t mind your teeth rotting out of your head, this process can be made painless by taking echinacea.

          • Disaffected December 18, 2021 at 10:56 am #

            By the way NAC is available again, although not on Amazon. Got mine from Life Extension. Not sure if the FDA reversed its ruling, or what. Got some from NOW a month or so ago on Amazon, but I see that’s since been deleted.

          • Anthea December 18, 2021 at 10:03 pm #

            @ Disaffeced:

            I also get my NAC from Life Extension.

            I’ve been researching natural cures for cataracts, and Life Extension carries a product for that, but I need to do more research before I pull the trigger.

          • MaryQueen December 19, 2021 at 10:49 pm #

            Thank you!! This is fantastic.

      • pranah December 17, 2021 at 2:15 pm #

        Good for you, Anthea!

        I also read The Big Fat Surprise when it first came out. It’s a big book and goes into mind-numbing detail on the evolution of the myth of fats causing heart disease. Ansel Keyes was instrumental in shouting down opposition to the fats/heart disease theory–he actually did have an opponent who said, back then, it was sugar, not fat, that caused heart disease, but Keyes was louder and more charismatic and the opponent didn’t stand a chance against him. I wanted to reach through the pages and strangle the crap out of Keyes, the bastard. The book also documents how one woman practically singlehandedly created the Mediterranean Diet and promoted the hell out of it, with the help of the olive oil industry. That was pretty interesting. The whole book is interesting and I highly recommend it.

        The information about saturated fat not causing heart disease is out there, yet so many practitioners persist in telling patients to eat low fat everything and to increase consumption of grain products. Push statins. Don’t even try to help type 2 diabetics reverse their disease. And on and on. I get that those not in private practice have to toe a party line, but these docs are killing people right and left, too, just like the docs pushing the jab and denying early treatment of the coof.

        I have to have a doc for the rest of my life to prescribe a life-preserving med (thyroid hormone) that has no currently reasonable alternative. If TSHTF and Rx meds become unobtainable, it’s animal thyroid for me–it’ll be messy and hard to dose but better than croaking.

        Also reading up on iodine deficiency and replacement, and its likely connection to the explosion of thyroid illnesses/cancer, fibrocystic breast disease/breast cancer, and prostate cancer, to name a few disorders. Started taking iodine just to see what happens. Wish me luck, folks.

    • Islander December 17, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

      Patrick: I think you might be talking about the Framingham study.

      Sally Fallon, of the Weston A Price Foundation, has been saying for decades that the Framingham Study actually found the *opposite* of the way it was framed (ha ha) to the American public.

      Namely, per Fallon, the actual results of the study were that cholesterol made no difference to the incidence of heart disease, or, if anything, people with high cholesterol had LESS heart disease.

      But the opposite story (and a lot of good/bad cholesterol hoo-hah) was sold to the American public, which then started eating a bunch of crap like margarine and sugar substitutes (not that sugar is good; but fake sugar is worse!) stopped eating good stuff like butter and eggs and cheese.

      Her cookbook “Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats” lays it all out and is a fun read.

      https://www.amazon.com/Nourishing-Traditions-Challenges-Politically-Dictocrats/dp/0967089735

      • Starlost December 18, 2021 at 6:44 am #

        Why is fake sugar worse than real sugar?

        • spaingaroo December 18, 2021 at 10:12 am #

          concentrates of sugar, that white stuff we all think of is just about as bad as fake sugar.
          Sugar cane chewed whole is probably good.
          But fake sugars are things that we didn’t even evolve with, so they are clearly the worst of all. Aspartame came out of bioweapons research.
          It’s a big topic, but fake sugar has many many problems, relating to obesity and diabetes and more.
          Same thing happens with HFCS. Concentrations of Fructose without all the other things that come in whole fruit are tremendously bad.
          Probably the only real problem with salt is the over purification. Sodium Chloride crystals are pretty different from dried sea salt, with over 80 minerals.
          The industrial revolution is no place for humans to live.

          • MaryQueen December 19, 2021 at 10:54 pm #

            Is stevia bad?

  29. steppingup December 17, 2021 at 11:06 am #

    Good question. The day I turned fifty is the day I finally admitted that I was a chump. Not only that but I have been chumped my whole life. But after 4 years of recovery (NA/AA) my ego was finally in a manageable size that I could admit to being chumped. When my ego was the size of Andromeda, there was no way I could admit to being wrong about anything. Now, I’m hoping I have very little ego left, and I see I was wrong on just about everything. Now that I have 21 years of recovery under my belt, I can look around and clearly see, “It only makes sense if you realize that they are just trying to kill you”.
    A few years ago, I went to my doctors w/ a slight pain in my side. I thought my Hep-C was making a comeback. She scheduled a colonoscopy and they found nothing except high blood pressure and cholesterol and gave me 2 prescriptions. Within a week, I felt like shit and quit the pills. 4 years later and I feel great, but I still have that occasional pain in my side. Now she keeps calling me for the vaccine. When the time is right these lizard people will have a lot of “splaining” to do.
    So, where do I stand, I’m preparing for war. But I’m not kidding myself, it is going to be a long bloody guerilla war. Will there be unicorn farts and rainbows at the end, who the fuck knows, but there will be a lot less psychopaths’ left.
    It is time to root out all the “Money Changers”.

    • draupnir December 17, 2021 at 11:44 am #

      I have no GP and stopped consulting doctors 20 years ago. The only interaction I have with the medical profession is when I am hauled to the emergency room by ambulance, and that has only happened once in all these years. Emergency removal of my gall bladder promptly resolved that problem. I stopped taking pap smears after the birth of my last child, and refused a colonoscopy at 50. I do not take any prescription medications. At 70, I attribute my continued excellent health to this practice.

      • Anthea December 17, 2021 at 1:15 pm #

        I just did a gall bladder cleanse yesterday, as I had been putting up with the milder signs of gallstones for a few months. I did a couple of gall bladder cleanses last summer to resolve symptoms that were considerably more serious.

        Bottom line: You don’t need the medical establishment for much of anything at all–or at least you wouldn’t, if an honest medical practitioner were available. I am a very poor diagnostician, so the only way I knew that I had gall bladder trouble was when I described my symptoms to a friend who has a lot of gall bladder disease in her family. (Some of the symtoms are not the kind of thing you can discuss in polite company; hence, people are often not familiar with them.)

        • draupnir December 17, 2021 at 2:40 pm #

          I staved it off for a long time using apple cidar vinegar daily. Even a severe attack was nipped by drinking a cup of the stuff.

          • Anthea December 17, 2021 at 5:57 pm #

            Thanks! That may be helpful to me in the future.

            Seems like a cleanse is needed every month or two, to stay on good terms with your gall bladder. And it’s not like it’s that much trouble.

    • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

      When my ego was the size of Andromeda
      When the skies could not contain myself
      When Jesus asked me for a sip
      And then I cursed and bit my lip
      And all the happy lucky skips
      Keep rolling down the lane

      The lie itself is quite untold
      There lives a Karen, and a scold
      One whose life depends on yours
      Being less than those who horde
      the good.
      They too shall fall like Barbies in a Klaus fit closet
      Bourne by those without a dreg of cross lit fire
      In belly or in ire, in eye no reflective light
      No mirror bright
      The star in them has died

      And we shall wait this night
      And we shall wait this night

      And make our tents a kite
      And make our tents a kite

      • pranah December 17, 2021 at 2:20 pm #

        Very good, anmari! 😀

  30. Beryl of Oyl December 17, 2021 at 11:11 am #

    Raging lunatic Dr. Francis Collins threw his own leadership under the bus. Where did he get the idea that Anthony Fauci was an expert in infectious diseases?

    Where did he get the idea that calls to get rid of him were political?

    ‘Can you imagine a circumstance where the director of the NIH, somebody who believes in science, would submit to political pressures to fire the greatest expert in infectious diseases the world has known just to satisfy political concerns?’ Collins said.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10319313/Retiring-NIH-director-says-resisted-calls-FIRE-Dr-Fauci.html

    This is what President Trump was up against. He is not blameless in all this, because he was the chief executive; but my God, what he had to work with.

    • thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 11:25 am #

      Beryl-

      I go back on forth on Trump.

      I’m no MAGA groupie, but I believe he was far better than what we have now. His brusque, salty manner didn’t really bother me and I found his razor sharp Twitter game amusing. Even more so in light of the societal belief that older folks aren’t supposed to function so effectively on a youthful platform.

      I totally agree he was surrounded by terrible people.

      On the other hand, he did give us the state of emergency that permitted lockdowns, diaper mandates, and rushed toxic jabs.

      I can’t decide if he did those things because he’s a known germophobe and thought he was doing the right thing or if he is just an extreme example of controlled opposition.

      I don’t think I will ever know.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 17, 2021 at 11:47 am #

        He had people he was told were world-class experts telling him he must do this to save millions of lives. I am inclined to give him a pass on the fifteen days idiocy. He should have known better, on several levels, but he didn’t.

        He was never controlled opposition. He started doing the things the establishment didn’t want done; the things that benefitted Americans not some global masters.

        NAFTA, the Paris Accords, his intent to crack down on illegal immigration, those are the things that put a target on his back.

        Jeb! was to be the controlled opposition. They didn’t count on the man they thought of as a buffoon knocking Jeb clean out of the running with one remark.

        That’s because they understimated his supporters.

        • Anthea December 17, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

          “He had people he was told were world-class experts telling him he must do this to save millions of lives.”

          I too am inclined to give him a pass on errors made early on.

          But one of the most important life’s lessons I have learned is to NEVER make decisions in haste and to NEVER allow yourself to be pressured to do so.

          Your response to such pressures should ALWAYS be, “I will have to look into it; I will have to take a pencil to it; I will have to consult with trustworthy people about it; I will have to analyze it and think it over; I will have to talk with my lawyer,” etc.

          I just got myself into a little bit of a pickle yesterday from failure to take my own advice on this. It can be hard to do.

        • pranah December 17, 2021 at 2:27 pm #

          Beryl, DJT defused the tension with North Korea, for which I will always regard him with high esteem. I was seriously worried before the 2016 election that we’d have war with NK, and China by extension. When DJT stepped onto NK soil I cried with relief and pride. So sue me.

          I totally agreed with some of his other policies as well. His personality never bothered me, nor his tweets. The 2020 election was obviously stolen, and while I believe DJT will not be vindicated in his lifetime I do hope future historians will lay the whole sordid mess bare. If there are future historians beyond the ones hunkered by the campfires, telling stories of the past to the children of the Long Emergency.

          • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2021 at 3:32 pm #

            DJT was making some headway in the intractable Arab/Israeli situation too. He didn’t get much credit for his efforts.

          • Jarek December 17, 2021 at 10:17 pm #

            Moving the American embassy to Jerusalem was a gross insult. He’s a moron much of the time. And a con man much of the rest.

          • Starlost December 18, 2021 at 7:30 am #

            How was moving the American embassy a “gross insult”–or by whom was it perceived this way?

      • JTinMD December 17, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

        He’s clearly suspect and a suspect. He does not speak for me, but I loved him every time he shoved a pole up their collective ass, or hurled a handful of shit in their collective face.

        • thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 2:15 pm #

          Beryl, JT,

          Great points from both of you that Trump himself and many of his actions made all the right people mad, which tends to support the perspective that he was the real deal.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 11:32 am #

      One day, while he was addressing the Ukraine fiasco, someone said, we have some kind of an outbreak of a virus in China.

      “Put Pence on it and get the wheel moving”. Pence looks out at his bureaucracy and what does he see for his talent pool? The rest is history. Thirty years of Liberal leaning executive branch put that labor pool into place.

      Even today, best case scenario, the folks at the top have no clue what to do about a virus outbreak. The inability to keep up with the mutation of viruses has stopped any real progress against using the immune system to ward them off. Examples, colds, flus, Hepatitis, HIV.

      Fauci showed up and made recommendation in January 2020. Masks, distancing, wash your hands often, do not touch things, disinfect, wait for the vaccine. We got a certain new cases profile last Spring, Summer and Fall. Right now, we have gotten the vaccine, and not one new piece of advice or real understanding of what is going on from Fauci et al. Variants have produced profiles just as bad as last year.

      Hope we are not paying these bozos much. In the real world, they would have been fired long ago.

      • draupnir December 17, 2021 at 11:49 am #

        Faucci is the highest paid Federal employee.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 17, 2021 at 11:52 am #

        Pence would never have come up with Deborah Birx on his own.

        We still don’t know exactly who came up with the names.

        A lot of the groundwork for the ridiculous “response” was laid by W.

        As you might recall, Fauci himself said, correctly, that wearing a tard rag wasn’t going to help, at first.

        He was obviously getting orders from on high, because he kept changing his recommendations without any new data.

    • spaingaroo December 18, 2021 at 10:22 am #

      I like many here have more than one thought about DJT.
      What I have found is that his detractors have never, and I repeat, never, have listen to the man himself speak.
      I wasn’t very impressed by him either, but I have listen to many hours of his speeches, and he said the right things most of the time for my ears.
      Never sounded false either, although sometimes it was a little out of left field as they say.
      I ask anyone to watch him address the UN General Assembly and not cheer for him.
      He didn’t do the right things in the end though.
      The right thing would have had him branded him a fascist but it would still have been the right thing.
      And considering that he could have used that executive order to arrest all of the media and could have installed other mouthpieces, that bloodbath would have been over quickly.
      my two cents.

  31. themetalmystic December 17, 2021 at 11:12 am #

    Hi Jim –

    You are a great writer. I appreciate your style and your ability to think, and I am a fun of your scathing descriptions of the absurdities we have been observing to exponentially degenerate since the response to 9/11. This is all a continuum of that project.

    I remember when they announced the opening of the NY makeshift hospital at the Javitz Center (???). I knew this was all BS, and worse, a dark hearted revolution, from day one. However, when they made the big announcement and said that this hospital had 500 beds it confirmed my suspicions. 500 beds for a city of 8.5 million people and metropolitan area of a few million more? What better confession that this was not serious than that?

    That was confirmation that this was all theater, and when the public didn’t have the mental capacity to conclude that my stomach turned and my heart sank even while I had a good little gallows humor laugh.

    My point is, it wasn’t a, “giant emergency hospital.” We need to not use their words. Never take hold of their red sash. It was a pathetic and empty gesture designed to give the state-run propaganda networks another chance to sell ads while disseminating fear and perpetuate the psy-op that we all know is a prelude to a permanent dystopia of CAGW rationalized rationing, austerity and social control.

    I don’t think they are going to succeed. I did not know about Fauci’s financial incentives tied to remdesivir. I would love some sources on that.

    Our professional class with their degrees and endless catalog of stupid, business bingo buzzwords doesn’t know how the physical world works, nor are they capable of thinking for themselves and drawing conclusions that should be obvious. They love, “disruptors”, yet have no clue just how disruptive they have been and how disrupted their fantasies and delusions and games of make pretend will be. The Jacobins were intentional. They fully intended to kill off the feudal aristocracy and replace them with themselves. Our SF, LA, NY, Boston, Seattle, Portland Jacobins are merely engaged in a blind and clueless wanton destruction of themselves – and like the 500 bed theatric, “solution”, they can not see nor hear themselves as they whistle past the graveyard of holes their establishment heros have dug for them. May the rest of us find a bit high ground, out of the blast radius. I say that as a person who twiddles bits for a living and works in the most woke industry of them all. These people are gone, and they are never going to find their way out of the woods.

    Thank you for your wonderful writing.

    • themetalmystic December 17, 2021 at 11:13 am #

      correction, “… a fan of …”

      • Nigel Tufnel December 17, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

        The best source on Fauci and his financial control of and ties to big pharma is RFK’s new book. I checked the book search on amazon and happily his book came up first after I typed in the word “The”. Yea!

        • themetalmystic December 17, 2021 at 2:23 pm #

          Right on NT. Keep it cranked to 11.

        • themetalmystic December 17, 2021 at 2:26 pm #

          One other thing. While I don’t doubt RFK has some good information in there, I take him with a grain of salt. He is hopelessly wrong on the CAGW issue – to the point that he is a kook on it. That doesn’t invalidate any truths on the issue of whether or not Fauci is financially incentivized to promote remdesivir. I’ll take a look and validate any sources.

          • SW December 17, 2021 at 4:01 pm #

            I read RFK’s book on Fauci and it should be required reading for every medical student at the very least. It’s documented with interviews, articles and information that was obtained by Freedom of Information. He’s a lawyer and knows he has to back up assertions with facts.

            Fauci’s ties to Big Pharma were far worse than I imagined and the chapters on HIV had information I’ve never heard before. All contradictions to the HIV theory were buried and the authors punished.

            What is CAGW?

          • Jarek December 17, 2021 at 10:20 pm #

            Acronyms will be the death of us. But it is a dream within a dream as Black Sabbath said.

          • themetalmystic December 18, 2021 at 12:54 pm #

            SW –

            Cool. Thank you for the good information. I will check it out.

            CAGW is Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming. What the regime calls, “Climate Change.” RFK is hopelessly wrong on the issue. He has forfeited his credibility by that. I’ll take a look at his book, but be on the lookout for other sources that have proven to be more reliable and accurate.

            I am not saying this whole Covid thing isn’t a giant con – I believe it is. I just want to get my facts correct so I don’t forfeit my credibility and so I can clearly reason and act accordingly.

          • Sean Coleman December 18, 2021 at 6:35 pm #

            Does RFK Jr believe in climate change then? (Just curious)

        • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 6:34 am #

          “his book came up first after I typed in the word “The”

          That made me laugh!

          I got a bit of a boost last night. Hubby is working his way through Kennedy’s book, which I ordered for him and just left beside the bed. I don’t comment on it. He’s read more of it than me so far (mine’s on my Kindle).

          Every night he puts the BBC news on at 6pm, the C4 news at 7pm, then BBC recap again at 10pm. I just leave the kitchen when it comes on as I can’t stand it when the corona stuff starts (i.e. immediately).

          Last night I heard the news go on at 6pm and by 6.10 the sound had gone off.

          First. Time. Ever.

          Also got a boost because a lovely German neighbour I have (who’s been here since before me, 20 years ago) came over to see how my husband was. I told her what I put his collapse down to and she’s completely aware of the whole story, having family in Germany obviously, but she knew all what we know, right down to thinking it’s a depop event. Helped me to know there’s someone else in addition to the postie! Her family in Germany are divided too – she’s trying to keep if from causing family problems.

          • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 7:28 am #

            Apologies for all that stuff about Germany, Nigel.

            I misread and thought you were Nightowl. 🙂

          • MaryQueen December 19, 2021 at 10:57 pm #

            Wow, breakthrough day!

            Your hubs must be starting to get that pesky and uncomfy cognitive dissonance.

            You sly one, leaving that book on his nightstand. 😉

            Good work, GA!

          • GreenAlba December 20, 2021 at 6:37 am #

            Well, we’re not there yet, Mary. It’s possible that he could read the whole thing and just kind of leave it in a compartment of his mind. I’ve learned some unfortunate things about him in the last 6 months, regarding his capacity for self-delusion.

            I had a barney the other day with a retired doctor friend of his. She hadn’t known about his collapse on Wednesday and phoned on Thursday to speak to him (they only catch up rarely).

            I told her what had happened and the it had happened a few weeks after his booster. She’s a very good doctor and diagnostician, outside of covid issues, but very forthright, and can on occasion even be bombastic in her manner – in a not suffering fools gladly kind of way. She stopped me mid-sentence and told me I’d lost the plot (that’s the third time in recent weeks my mental health has been impugned!). I’m getting tired of being ‘the defence’, as Kesa puts it, so I just lost my rag and said I wasn’t having the conversation and put the phone down.

            I later emailed her and told her she could look up Prof Desmet to find out about her condition – mass formation psychosis – and gave her the link to Peter McCullough’s presentation (the one our Troll won’t comment on) and Steve Kirsch’s constantly updated series of about 200 slides on all the vaxx injuries, deaths, national statistics and a whole lot of other stuff. It’s a very good starting point for people new to what’s going on.

            So, I told Dr Bombastic that I wasn’t taking insults about my mental health any more from psychotics. I have a bunch of other stuff to send her, but can’t do it for a few days. I’ll let her stew for a bit – she’s not got back to me with any refutations.

            It will be an interesting one. She’s retired but in contact with doctors who aren’t. And she doesn’t have the same personality as my husband. Once I’ve sent her more stuff (like hubby I’m sure she’s never even heard the term ‘great reset’) I’m going to make it quite clear to her that she is now under a moral obligation to do something with what she knows. As Anna de Buisseret says, ‘silence is a war crime’.

          • GreenAlba December 20, 2021 at 6:39 am #

            Re hubby, he’s not talking about the book and I’m not prodding.
            But I think the news has still definitely been on less, so fingers crossed. He’s still on his iPad more than in the book, talking to his echo-chamber colleagues. So we’ll just have to see.

    • thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 11:27 am #

      Great post!

      I disagree that we have Jacobins now.

      We have a watermelon death cult in charge around the globe.

      Prep accordingly.

      • themetalmystic December 17, 2021 at 2:22 pm #

        Then we agree thirdcoastlegend. I made a point that the Jacobins were rational actors in the sense they were intentionally supplanting the ancien regime. What they did afterward was deeply irrational, because, well, that is what happens when you have a utopian vision that justifies your little power play.

        The GMPC (global metropolitan professional class); hmmm… just made that up I like it; are not. The subtext being what you said; they are a zombie army of cultists. That said, in addition to being brain dead tools, they still have the utopian vision and thus are very, very dangerous. Even more dangerous is they are tools of someone/thing. That someone/thing is probably Davos man, and Davos man has power and a plan. We all better be prepared to in many small, rational ways to do something legendary over the coming months and years. I am and I hope you are too.

        • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 11:35 am #

          GMPC

          I like it too! And it’s true — “they are a zombie army of cultists.

          Read Voltaire’s Bastards, by John Ralston Saul.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 11:35 am #

      Remember what Cuomo actually did to get the folks out of the way in the hospitals.

      Lots of families lost their senior members to the nursing home switch.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 17, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

        It certainly raises the fear levels quickly.

        BTW Kathy Cuomo does not want this investigated.

        • thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

          How much do you want to bet Kats coordinated the entire nursing home effort?

  32. Hardrock December 17, 2021 at 11:20 am #

    Should I get the vax?

    I dunno……would you buy a new car with no warranty?

    The vax manufacturers are still protected from claims….AFTER THEY INJECT SOMETHING INTO YOUR BODY.

    This is all I had to know to make a decision.

    • 100th Avatar December 17, 2021 at 11:26 am #

      Your analogy is incomplete.

      It would be like buying a new car that is without an engine (it does not work, it does not perform its intended function).

    • thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 11:28 am #

      Just declare yourself an illegal immigrant.

      They won’t jab them because the jab makers fear lawsuits over SIDE EFFECTS:

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/wth-millions-migrants-denied-covid-shots-manufacturers-fear-lawsuits-side-effects/

      You just can’t make this up anymore…

      • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 5:03 pm #

        Ah, so they don’t want people who can’t afford healthcare to get side effects.

        The side effects are reserved for Americans who they can milk out of hundreds of thousands of dollars per injury.

        • Hardrock December 17, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

          Good observation!

  33. RocketDoc December 17, 2021 at 11:21 am #

    Before seeing what JHK had to say, I scanned our local paper. The following story is on the front page.
    https://www.al.com/coronavirus/2021/12/vaccines-are-the-lifeboats-that-god-is-sending-says-uab-dr-david-kimberlin.html

    I personally have not treated one Covid case. My former physician, a friend, just got over Delta Covid last week, three months after his Pfizer booster in September and attributes his smooth recovery to the vaccine.

    I ask, why should I take a vaccine that 2 months after taking it still allows me to be sick? Neither my hygienist or receptionist wanted to take the vaccine. I didn’t insist and just test them with Binax every week. But while we were off in September my receptionist got Covid (24 years old) and having recovered said she will consider the vaccine in 6 months because she doesn’t want to go through that again.

    My rather prosaic concern, besides the end of the world financial system and elite depopulation agendas, is my own small business liability for this CF…
    That’s about where I stand.

    • Hardrock December 17, 2021 at 11:45 am #

      RockDoc…something about your “prosaic concern” reminded me of this exchange I overheard in the garden.

      A carrot and a potato are discussing the state of the world. The carrot asks, “what is it that worries you most?”

      The potato replies, “Not sure…but long-term, it’s a toss up between entropy and anti-matter. What about you.”

      “Salads”, says the carrot.

      • pranah December 17, 2021 at 2:30 pm #

        Hahaha!

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 11:51 am #

      Rocket doc

      Whether with the virus itself, or it’s imitator the Vaxx, a small amount of people are going to get it to varying degrees, old news.

      The press just hangs around hospitals, clinics etc waiting to interview this small group who legitimately get the drug and suffer for it, and use their stories on page one to make it appear the sky is falling.

      Do you not recognize the technique, Trump was “fired” using it.

      Omicron is showing the same thing right now. The folks saying that it may be the final act of the pandemic are being suppressed by the MSM and all the chicken littles are getting page one.

      One thing that really bothers me are the TV ads for drugs, put there to get patients to pressure Docs to prescribe them. Holy s*&t, some of the side effects on them are horrendous, remembering that only certain level effects need to be reported. And cross medication effects are not even mentioned.

      In nursing school, our hospital actually had a floor, tele, that monitored folks that were having all their meds stopped because of horrendous cross drug effects. I have always wondered if it isn’t caused by multiple MD referrals with no one watching the big picture?

    • themetalmystic December 17, 2021 at 2:35 pm #

      Interesting anecdote. Thank you for sharing.

      I am an engineer by trade. Part of my craft when not building things, is fixing things. Troubleshooting problems relies on the 8th grade chemistry of one variable and one control. It is fundamental in isolating a problem. I devise experiments all of the time, and I enjoy doing it.

      I have tried very hard to come up with an experiment where you could conclusively say that the vaccine keeps you from getting more severely sick than you would have otherwise. How do you control that experiment? I am open to the proof of its efficacy, but I don’t buy it. I think it is even harder to prove given how the overwhelming majority of the population, has mild symptoms if any, and the testing regime is highly suspect. You can’t un-vaccinate someone. The variables across a single individual much less an entire control group of statistical significance seems massive beyond comprehension.

      In other words, until conclusive proof that vaccines reduce severity in a significant and measurable way, I say bollocks! I’d love to see that doctor’s evidence to support his, OPINION!

      • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 2:52 pm #

        Right on! Population variability makes medical experimentation very difficult. Especially when the PTB in the control towers are trying to stop experiments that would reduce the fear level.

      • Paula D December 17, 2021 at 8:21 pm #

        They have even told people with dead relatives that it would have been worse without the vax.
        They are shameless.

        • themetalmystic December 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

          Mr Bamboozled – Dr. Disengenuous here. I am sad for your father’s losing battle with Remdesivir and the ventilator. Fortunately, he is merely dead. We should all thank God, well there isn’t a God, so thank Fauci and Pfizer for the vaccine. If it wasn’t for the vaccine your father would be 8 times as dead as he is now. Now, those three sentences are more time, words and courtesy than I’ve given patients in the past 21 years of practicing medicine combined, so if you’ll excuse me, I’ll take my leave.

      • RocketDoc December 17, 2021 at 8:52 pm #

        My sentiments exactly. Everyone goes around quoting that 90% of hospitalizations are Unvaxxed but I am suspicious now of those that count the votes….

        • spaingaroo December 18, 2021 at 10:32 am #

          simply counting <15 days post second jab as unvaccinated is the only trick they need.
          Most cases occur in the window of worry, I think it's called, where the jab causes all defences to go down, and people are more vulnerable than ever.
          Also the majority of jab side effects come in this window too, and can be counted as covid.

      • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 9:32 pm #

        Possible experiment using clones in both groups.

    • GreenAlba December 17, 2021 at 5:41 pm #

      Rocketdoc

      “my receptionist got Covid (24 years old) and having recovered said she will consider the vaccine in 6 months because she doesn’t want to go through that again.”

      If she’s got natural immunity she won’t have to go through it again.

      If she gets the vaccine that could be dangerous. Dr Byram Bridle explained that (a) no-one who’s had covid needs the vaxx, as immunity lasts for years, and (b) it’s actually more risky for people who’ve recovered from covid to take the vaxx. A friend of mine had covid last year, got vaxxed this year, and had a heart attack in the summer.

      My own daughter went two years without getting covid, got vaxxed, then got covid within 6 weeks. Then said she never expected it to stop her getting covid …

      • GreenAlba December 17, 2021 at 5:41 pm #

        Natural immunity lasts for years, possibly for life.

        They know this because people who had SARS still have the antibodies.

      • RocketDoc December 17, 2021 at 8:46 pm #

        Thanks GA.

        You and I know that, but I imagine if you have had a bad case of it you would like to be as pro-active as possible about doing anything and everything to keep from getting it again. Many of us have early treatment protocols on hand to have done what you could before it is too late to do anything. She was against vaccination because her boyfriend was against it. She has heard you can get it again. I told her that was unlikely but certainly as her immunity wanes and the virus morphs it is possible to get re-infected. But the shot may not help either viz. my own physician…

        My son is in medical school-had Covid in September 2020 and the school required him to get the shots in March. He is fine so far…. I am wondering when my “fully vaccinated” status runs out. Why not get the O if its milder and rely on natural immunity thereafter?

    • cbeard December 19, 2021 at 7:06 pm #

      Did you not inform your receptionist that she now has immunity to covid after her recovery. Something the so called vaccine cannot provide. I read somewhere that taking the jab after recovery could create a problem with your natural immunity. So there is no reason whatsoever for her to take the shot.

  34. HowardBeale December 17, 2021 at 11:24 am #

    I no longer stand. I am crouched, holding an AR-15 at all times–and a Snickers bar.
    I’m living in that bad movie where the good guys are approaching the house that the bad guys are holding hostages in. I’m not sure crouching does any good as you scurry toward the inevitable encounter, but my instinct says the lower you keep your head, the longer you’ll live to fight…
    I’m ready.

    • 100th Avatar December 17, 2021 at 11:27 am #

      So you’re saying you’re the bad guy… ughh

      • Jarek December 17, 2021 at 11:50 am #

        Let’s face it: the Jedis are, were, or will be the bad guys. The Sith Lords are portrayed as evil because they are so good.

        • 100th Avatar December 17, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

          Let’s face it: the extremes are both bad

          the good people were the munchkin junk peddlers, and moisture farmers on desert planets; the serialized (TK521 et. al) conscripted entombed in plastic trooper garb, the neutral space pirates trying to make a buck, all trying to survive between the force of the zealots on the poles.

      • HowardBeale December 17, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

        Bad guys don’t scurry along with an AR-15 and a Snickers bar. Everyone knows that.

    • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

      Howard, use your knees, not your back!

      • Tate December 17, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

        LOL

      • HowardBeale December 17, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

        I agree. But if you do use your back, it changes the angle of impact on your vest and decreases the target area, which are good things.

        • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 1:36 pm #

          Never thought of that Howey. Carry on packin!

  35. wm5135 December 17, 2021 at 11:28 am #

    Prepared

    • 100th Avatar December 17, 2021 at 11:35 am #

      oh, he’s the one walking.. while crouched… crouch-walking.
      most people shoot low
      under duress
      slamming the trigger

      keep your head held high

      • HowardBeale December 17, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

        Simple. If you are approaching a perp that shoots low, jump.

        • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

          I thought whitey can’t jump…?

          • HowardBeale December 17, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

            You think that name Howard just jumped out of a white box?

          • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 9:36 pm #

            Lol wtf does that mean?

          • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 9:41 pm #

            Ok got it Network, mad as hell, turn off your tv. You jumped out of the old toob!

  36. David Webb December 17, 2021 at 11:31 am #

    At the beginning of this “pandemic” I was willing to give Fauci the benefit of the doubt. Ever since then every time he’s opened his mouth I lost a little more respect for him, and when I ran out of respect, every time he opened his mouth my contempt for him grew.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 11:58 am #

      It is because of

      Same story, next verse effect. There has not been one new idea on this crud since the original notice and the virus was sold as such as life saver that it’s actual performance has pissed of so many that it should be discontinued not mandated. 185 million jabbed folks is enough to do the follow on work that needs to be done.

      In the meantime, buy your Kleenex before the shelves are bare, Omicron is going to give you a cold. BTW, that is all you vaxxed folks too. Omicron sniffs at your shots.

      • David Webb December 17, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

        Funny you should mention that, I’ve been going through a lot of Kleenex over the last week or so. I’ve been chalking it up to allergies, but maybe I’ve caught the Omicron. Or whatever’s next that they haven’t named yet.

        • Tate December 17, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

          Same here. Nose runs slightly but no other symptoms.

          • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

            I actually read that the PTB are worrying about Omicron being so mild that people would pass it off and not get a test for covid.

            If true, expect a big decline in new cases near term as Omicron comes on board.

            Hopefully.

          • David Webb December 17, 2021 at 2:21 pm #

            If people catch a disease and nobody knows it, is it still a pandemic?

          • Tate December 17, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

            It then becomes a non-demic.

        • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 3:35 pm #

          Amazing how seasonal allergies have morphed into the coof. Dust mites bitchez.
          Get those vacuums dusters and eucalyptus oil out, and wash your bedsheets bone dry them with a shot of eucalyptus and throw your unwashed pillows in the dryer with 1 drop of eucalyptus oil on high till laudry in washer is ready to go in.

          Plus, don’t forget there’s a year worth of dust in your heat vents in house n car. Again 1 drop eucalyptus on tissue at vent.

          Dry air to exacerbating symptoms.

          Careful. Eucalyptus oil, the natural stuff is mighty strog.
          Maybe diffuse it in 1 gallon of water on low in an old pot.

          • GreenAlba December 17, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

            In the days before duvets, my mother used to put eucalyptus oil in the washing machine (old single tub with a wringer!) when washing woollen blankets. I think it was supposed to stop the wool from matting, but maybe it was for dust mites!

  37. thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 11:35 am #

    Complete normality as Suffolk, NY school district sends email warning parents that, “…heart problems are totally normal in K-12 students…” and hires an on-staff cardiologist:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/school-district-new-york-sends-email-warning-parents-sudden-cardiac-arrest-students-grades-k-12/

    Nothing to see here, go back to sleep and return to your homes citizens!

    • Night Owl December 17, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

      Shit like this is just beyond belief.

      • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm #

        It certainly is!

    • Soul Forensics December 17, 2021 at 2:07 pm #

      Even with all the outrageous shit going on, I’m absolutely stunned by this.

      The same memo will go out to kindergarten teachers and day care providers if this evil is allowed to continue.

    • elysianfield December 17, 2021 at 2:18 pm #

      “Nothing to see here, go back to sleep and return to your homes citizens!”

      TCL,
      Yeah….

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKnX5wci404

    • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 5:15 pm #

      More clown world insanity.

      SMH.

    • MarkinPNW December 19, 2021 at 1:25 am #

      “The new normal…”

  38. JTinMD December 17, 2021 at 11:43 am #

    @themetalmystic

    I am currently dealing with THREE such professional class experts, legal and medical, and it’s been a disheartening clown show for almost two years now. I have to correct them nearly every single time I interact with them. Stupid, basic stuff — makes you want to just surrender, but I won’t!

    If and when we catch and punish the culprits, I hope the “professional class” do not get away with “I was just following orders.”

    Bureaucracy = rule by no one.

    • Jarek December 17, 2021 at 11:56 am #

      That’s what they want you to think. Yet someone holds their strings and can turn them on a dime. Study the Pyramid. Those higher up set policy. Those higher up tell those ones what they want.

      • JTinMD December 17, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

        Yes, of course, Yo. Thanks for filling out the totality.

        The puppetmasters have placed the cancer…er…bureaucracy between them and us. But my point is, we mustn’t let the puppets slide just cuz they’re only puppets. We need to root out both the ultimate and proximate causes/perps. They chose to join with the borg. We don’t need nor want them around.

        • Jarek December 17, 2021 at 10:29 pm #

          Yes, don’t spare a pawn because it’s a pawn. Pawns can kill you. Or become Queens themselves. Kill a pawn whenever you can.

  39. D from OR December 17, 2021 at 11:54 am #

    I In the past year my ability to take a stand has becomes easier and easier because I just don’t want to be tainted with the rampant idiocy around me. It’s the real virus I’m afraid of.

    I do get a bit overwhelmed by the stupid around me but I continue to maintain a common sense stance whenever possible. Last night I passed on our neighborhood caroling party because the organizer is a Karen and said “masks required.” Outside. There was a low turnout but like the problems in employment, schools etc the mask issue is never attributed as a reason.

    Our culture has elevated doctors and teachers to a degree that does not match reality. To be frank most teachers are average in intelligence otherwise they would be doing something else. Many that I know do it for the perks not for the passion of teaching. Doctors prove themselves to be the best and most ardent rule-followers after years of hoop-jumping to get their degree. They are trained not to be thinkers but establishment upholders and decision-tree interpreters. These professional categories no longer deserve our reverence and as the facade crumbles I’m applauding.

    Health is something you do on your own. Same with attaining knowledge. Both these notions are shielded by the medical and educational establishments. They’ve corrupted thinking. They’ve homogenize everything to average and erased the idea that one can think for ones self or that an individual’s health is unique (it is), This is why so many follow – the idea to not do so fills many with anxiety as it’s not something they’ve ever done.

    Many are living their lives as if they get to be in a special club or get a prize if they follow all the establishment/government rules. It’s painful to witness as it’s a crisis of spirituality and their lack of it.

    Free thinking is where I stand and my direct connection to a higher power. I know I am supported.

    I

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

      One of the most important rules dealing with health care is to know your stuff as a patient. Total trust of a doctor is a fools mission. MDs are too busy today to understand your situation, so self maintenance and understanding of what going on is paramount. Take care of yourself, the MDs won’t.

    • SW December 17, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

      “Many are living their lives as if they get to be in a special club or get a prize if they follow all the establishment/government rules.”

      What they don’t realize is that it’s a booby prize.

      Everyone remembers the Jonestown group suicide and the amazement that we felt that they willingly drank the koolaid and gave it to the kids. The wolves like Fauci recognize that the sheep will do as they’re told for a long time.

    • 100th Avatar December 17, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

      Liberalism and supposed “democratic party ideals” were initially consumed with the initiation of the LBJ regime.

      When the deep state retook control.

      Over this time, the hijacked or evolved party, has wed itself to the state.

      The CIA, checked, and on the verge of being “splintered into a thousand pieces”, went checkmate. Winner. In control.

      Gone with him is the distrust of the state police forces, the espionage and war-fomenting shadow sectors, the oligarchical elite, and the what can I do for my country nonsense

      Ike’s final words as CiC were still echoing, and JFK perhaps heeding too strongly, did not hear the echo of the adversary’s parting shot.

      The marriage of the democratic party with the deep state became the great society, and today it is fully consummated, and in total alignment, just like it’s purported adversary

      the mcconnell party

    • Hereward the Woke December 17, 2021 at 3:06 pm #

      D from Or: great comment!

    • Jo-G December 17, 2021 at 6:47 pm #

      No, most teachers are way below average in intelligence. A few are both smart and gifted, most admit that they do it for “summers off”. I worked closely with teachers for a decade. The very best ones I worked with weren’t recognized.

      The ones with the best reputations were good at self promotion.

      Some good smart teachers left in disgust. The good ones who stayed came to work a bit early, did their job, stayed a bit late and kept to themselves. And their students mostly advanced a bit more than 1 grade level during their year with her. The general population in the system mostly advanced a fraction of a grade level during the year so getting a 5th grader who begins the year at a third or second grade level to perform at a fourth or third grade level shows phenomenal teaching ability.

      • D from OR December 18, 2021 at 10:24 am #

        Appreciate that – thank you.

      • D from OR December 18, 2021 at 10:39 am #

        Actually thank you reply to Hereward.

        Did want to agree though on the intelligence level of the teachers. I knew it was bad way before I had a child in school because my mother worked as support staff at a high school when I was in my 20’s. Most of the teachers she dealt with were simply high-functioning idiots. The stories she had painted a grim picture and she became very anti high-school and the teacher cabal/Union. When we decided to home school she was our biggest champion and cheerleader.

        We have protected our son from many hazards of our world as we’ve raised him but pulling him from the school system is one of the most protected moves we’ve made.

        • Hereward the Woke December 18, 2021 at 12:35 pm #

          D: I worked in special ed in private schools and saw them go from free and easy, but efficient places to Woke hellholes. The final straw for me was when the school I worked in employed a transvestite as – take a deep breath – a “wellness counselor”. One of my students asked my opinion about this person and I said that he shouldn’t be working with young kids dressed like that. This got back to the head teacher who wrote a snotty letter asking me to bend the knee and apologize. I refused, told him and the HR karens to go to hell, and become self-employed. I still work with kids from the school and every assignment is about climate change, white people bad and “challenging gender roles”. Most of the teachers are pathetic wokesters and a few old sweats keeping their heads down till retirement. BTW, we homeschooled our kids too and avoided the madness.

    • Jarek December 17, 2021 at 10:31 pm #

      Caroling with masks on? It’s obscene.

    • Starlost December 18, 2021 at 7:48 am #

      How is unsubstantiated belief in a “higher power” compatible with free thinking?

      • D from OR December 18, 2021 at 11:16 am #

        An unsubstantiated belief is called faith.

        I suppose you want tangle on religion which I made no mention of however I would agree is not about thinking freely and is a problem in our world.

        For many the idea of a higher power – love – is uncomfortable. Often the reflexive rejection seems to reveal how threatening the notion is so much so it should not be mentioned. Now that’s not very free is it?

        • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 3:04 pm #

          An unsubstantiated belief is called faith.

          Unsubstantiated? By whom?

          If you can’t detect what I detect, is that faith on my part?

          “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy”

  40. Paula D December 17, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

    Excellent summation. I am so sick of the adulation of that war criminal and mass murderer Fauci. I consider anyone who still lauds him to be a flaming idiot.
    I would only add to the list that he was the one pushing and funding the gain-of-function bioweapon research that started this whole thing.
    Biological warfare is illegal under international law under a treaty sign by the USA back in the 70s.
    He should be in prison, not in the government.

    • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

      Well said, Paula. I totally concur. If we weren’t living in clown world/opposite land, he’d be rotting in prison.

      • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

        I believe Fauci is responsible for blocking all the data gathering that was needed to verify or stop the Vaxx, a year ago. Same with the crud itself.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

      Something does not ring true.

      Bioweapon

      Why would an American group, lead by Fauci, be working with our number one adversary, in China, to develop a bioweapon?

      Against who?

      Maybe our biggest enemy is domestic?

      • Paula D December 17, 2021 at 1:36 pm #

        There is no honor among thieves.
        There is no patriotism among the rulers.
        Why are all our drugs made in India and China?
        Why are our weapons dependent on software made in China?
        Why did the 2015 Congress reverse the 70s law and make it legal to sell US oil overseas?
        In order to understand what is happening you have to internalize George Carlin, it’s a big club and you’re not in it.
        They have no loyalty to the motley collection of humans that live in this particular land space.

        • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 1:58 pm #

          When the NYC reaction to the Crud started last year, the lack of PPE was a threat to the health care workers. Guess where it was made? Trump had to enact wartime orders to get the US firms to make PPE and vents. Remember?

          • Paula D December 17, 2021 at 8:26 pm #

            I remember that neither PPE nor the vents turned out to be useful.

        • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 11:47 am #

          It’s a tiny club, and I don’t wanna be in it!

  41. MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 12:38 pm #

    Yet another excellent post today, James. Thank you. As usual, chock full of many gems.

    That Fauxi is still revered amongst the wokies and the Good Germans is something that continues to baffle me, even though I well understand mass formation and the psychology that is pushing them to. I hope RJK, Jr.’s book jars some of them out of their stupor, but I’m guessing his biggest audience are the folks that already are onto the grift.

    Where I stand has not altered since this began: No to forced muzzling (last winter I was the only one unmasked in our local grocery store – thankfully no one messed with me much). No jab. No social distancing. No complying with any ‘mandates.’ No bending to coercion. Daily research into how to expose the grift. Disseminating information daily to anyone who will listen, online. Continuing to be educated as to what is going on.

    What I am happy to see is that the booster requirement plus the obvious omicron variant bullshit is starting to force even some of the most dedicated covid death culters to start questioning what’s going on.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

      Me, too. Like I said, me, too. The dots are starting to connect.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

      Mary

      As you know, I do not believe that there is going to be a short term die off from the vaxx mostly because the mRNA and the S proteins are going to be destroyed by the immune system along with the antibodies in fairly short order, months. That is its job. I have not seen anyone claim the S proteins have a secret that hides them from the immune cells.

      The dots however may point to a more insidious plan however that I am starting to wonder about being under the control of a power somewhere.

      Strawman warning:

      What if:
      What if the primary danger to our well being does not come from the vaxx itself, but from repeated doses of the vaxx? I acknowledge the immediate mortality and side effects from the vaxx triggering co-morbidities and a few from the immune system unable to fight off the virus itself, both small %s.

      I have been suspicious for a long time that a cause of premature death in folks is the number of immune insults a person experiences, each one decreasing the immune response to the next one and here lately, I have seen references to the possibility that the telemeres are actually being shortened by sicknesses.

      Here is the rub, you probably already see it. If we design a vaxx program that is dependent of getting jabs frequently, are we programming into society a shorter average life span?

      Want a premature die off? Plan it over 20 – 30 years, no one will notice?

      Is something like this possibility a planned exercise or just stupidity and ignorance?

      Right now, I am expecting Fauci et al to come out with the next booster. In about 2 months. Not me.

      Sure hopes this burns out with Omicron, THE COLD.

      • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

        One thing I hope someone actually does. Measures the B and T memory cell response to the disease and the vaxx to see if long term immunity is even in the cards.

      • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 5:35 pm #

        We’ve been explaining the Great Reset to everyone up here for months and months.

        Covid19 existed to get us to vax passports. It’s not really that complicated.

        They will kill off people with vaxxes and continue to blame Covid19 to keep the fear alive.

        It’s all a hoax.

        • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 6:10 pm #

          A hoax maybe, but a deadly successful one.

        • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 6:32 pm #

          Seriously, OGs Truth about Covid is being hidden successfully around the world. The folks in the antivaxx side need to chip away with visual data of what is going on. I believe from some actual data that immune damage is what the problem is and it needs to be investigated more what is actually happening. Not a guys feelings about what could be happening. A cardiologist states “facts” about the vaccine from untested Vaers data and it is a fact.

          NO! Vaers data is unreliable, look at what Italy just did with its data base on Covid itself, only 3000 0f 130000 deaths were directly attributable to the virus.

          What is going to stop this is Omicron being a cold which initial results indicate it might be,

          Or a concerted effort of research to SEE what is going on inside the body causing the damage, why the damage kills with co-morbidities and if it is accumulative.

          185 million vaxxed folks, you would think that a study could be initiated. Loads of dead folks from the disease itself, seem like someone could look at a few bodies to see why they died, what the disease did to them. Does the disease just cull out co-morbidities or is it toxic somehow itself. The Italy data seems to indicate the former. Even so, what can we do to offset those co-morbidities so that folks don’t die.?

          Another realm of research might be a genuine look at various antiviral drugs to destroy the virus in situ. early on. a prophylactic one would be wonderful, virus shows up, take castor oil to suppress it. Ivermectin needs to be proved up, by independent research, no Fauci led CDC garbage. Ivermectin plus any other candidates.

          • Sean Coleman December 18, 2021 at 7:01 pm #

            Dr Chetty from S Africa argues that sickness from both Covid (which in my own opinoin does not exist as such) and the vaccines is down to allergic response. He thiniks a regular vaccine accustoms the body to the presence of the allergen (be it the MRNA or the lipid shell or indeed the adjuvants) which prevents susceptible people from reacting too severely the self-same allergen when it arrives via a new viral infection (if I have understood this rightly) albeit at some cost to his health.

            I share your doubts about the ability of the MRNA to penetrate cells. This is the argument I have heard from Dr Stafno Scoglio of Italy. On the other hand David Martin does not doubt it for a momemt and says it ihas bee shown to work for some years now.

            Dr Chetty’s arguments (made most recenty and in detail in Sitzung 82 of the Corona Ausschuss) chime with a remark made by Martin to the same Ausschuss some time ago that their aim is to get people “addicted” to the vaccine. This statement had puzzled me but perhaps Chetty has explained it. In other words, a constnat, steady dose of the allergen keeps things in check but if it is removed for some time a reappearnce of the allergen in the form of a new wave of the virus would trigger a dangerous response, at least in some (all?) people.

            I do not know what is going on but it is very bad, whatever it is.

            These people are cunning and deceitful, it seems, but I think they believe their own hype too much as regrards their technical ability.

          • Sean Coleman December 18, 2021 at 7:12 pm #

            I think the use of adjuvants (adiuvants?) was permitted, or increased, in 1989 and (again from memory) the sharp rise in autism dates from then too. I think the injufires are down to the simple result of poisoning (but what do I know?) as the levels in the body acculmulate. (I think it was yourself who said the same thing upthread.)

            Another angle is the claim that vaccines might be designed as a kind of ‘chip’. Not sure how that would work. But then again these people seem to be mad, bad and deluded enough to try something along these lines and it appears that they are on record as saying such things. I do not know who might be the best authority on the subject.

      • Hereward the Woke December 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

        JohnAZ: I think you are spot on with the multiple jabs theory. If it was ONLY about digital passes, they could have achieved that target with just one jab. The fact that they are pushing more and more “boosters” means that it has to be something to do with the actual jab itself. And locking all the info on what’s exactly inside the jab till 2076 confirms that. It’s about the jab, it’s about what’s in it, and it’s about depopulation via wrecking our immune systems. No other explanation that I can see. Don’t take anymore jabs!

        • Sean Coleman December 18, 2021 at 7:15 pm #

          Perhaps you have to keep topping up with more jabs as the material leaves the system.(?)

  42. NoLongerHuman December 17, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

    Amazing

    taxpayer funded governments worldwide purchase millions of doses of vax and then Pfizer hides their profits from taxes. What a wonderful world

    Pfizer, originally an American company, will most likely funnel the billions it receives from governments for its vaccine through tax havens – just as it does with its other earnings. These include the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Ireland and Delaware. For example, in the Dutch company register we can find a Dutch LLC, AHP Manufacturing, that belongs to Pfizer and falls under a Luxembourg-based holding company, Pfizer Shareholdings Intermediate SARL. That corporation’s statutes, in turn, show the involvement of corporations in Gibraltar.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

      You may have a huge point there.

      Grow up in the luxury of the USA, get big enough so taxes become large enough to move offshore, then internationalize.

      Didn’t the world finance guys just pass a 15% minimum corporate income tax so that countries cannot “steal” corporations from each other charging lower rates?

      Nice excuse for more taxation.

  43. laceration December 17, 2021 at 12:59 pm #

    A powerful, brilliant essay, like so many before. Is this disintegration of culture + society brought about by wokesters, malign individuals, ie Fauci, rapacious elites or does a system of centralized power and mass society make it inevitable? Chicken and egg thing. The Amish live apart. The bible tells them to do this. They don’t drive cars, they do not live in the geography of nowhere. 99.9% of Christians have a personal relationship with God or something and just fit into this warped system. They are disingenuous! Moral superiority doesn’t cut it. Do you expect Jesus will come and deliver them to the World made by hand? To make sure I am understood, I’ll spell it out. I am talking in analogy. The Amish get their food from God, not the industrialized food system. So do I. I drove my car 400 miles last year. That’s where I stand.

  44. toktomi December 17, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

    @JHK

    It probably makes sense to speculate on the future trajectory of this covy madness as it relates to the long term survival of the masses.

    But it would be silly, I believe, to imagine [lest anyone should be so inclined] that resistance is possible. We, all ARE going to die much sooner than most of us have imagined.

    So, the question and the task at hand for each individual is, in the context of one’s unique life circumstances, how does one resolve one’s intellectual acceptance and one’s emotional denial of imminent death. But moreover, perhaps, how does one pursue longer term survival in accordance with innate genetic/emotional predisposition while intellectually acknowledging the infinitely low probability of escaping the gallows?

    The fear rises when the view clears
    But mostly the shadows hide what nears.
    And so it has been all of these years.
    But still hope with oddity and humor.

    We could take them with us but it won’t happen.

    ~toktomi~

  45. NoLongerHuman December 17, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

    A Stand, an attitude or position taken in an argument.

    I bear witness to a torrent of misinformation, flooding into each and every sensory of a lost population, blindly grasping for meaning. A country filled with people that are merely branded demo-graphs, swiping at the colorful rot fed to them by their tech masters. I walk through a twisted tangle of narratives shouting death, joy, anger, justice, obliteration read by soulless tar people that hoard all the things the misinformation tells me that I truly need to feel less meaningless

    I can stand this a while longer

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

      Hmmmm! When I think about what Google, Twitter and Facebook are doing to shape public response, it infuriates me. Censorship, why can’t someone hit them with the 1st amendment?

      A huge majority of people in this country get their opinion from these sites.

  46. Paula D December 17, 2021 at 1:45 pm #

    From the book They Thought They Were Free, by Milton Mayer, an American who traveled to Germany after the world and interviewed people there. I got my copy from the University of Chicago.
    “But the one great shocking occasion, when tens or hundreds or thousands will join with you, never comes. That’s the difficulty. If the last and worst act of the whole regime had come immediately after the first and the smallest, thousands, yes, millions would have been sufficiently shocked – if, let us say, the gassing of the Jews in ’43 had come immediately after the ‘German Firm’ stickers on the windows of non-Jewish shops in ’33. But of course this isn’t the way it happens. In between come all the hundreds of little steps, some of them imperceptible, each of them preparing you not to be shocked by the next. Step C is not so much worse than Step B, and, if you did not make a stand at Step B, why should you at Step C? And so on to Step D.

    “And one day, too late, your principles, if you were ever sensible of them, all rush in upon you. The burden of self-deception has grown too heavy, and some minor incident, in my case my little boy, hardly more than a baby, saying ‘Jew swine,’ collapses it all at once, and you see that everything, everything, has changed and changed completely under your nose. The world you live in – your nation, your people – is not the world you were in at all. The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed. Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves; when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed. Now you live in a system which rules without responsibility even to God.” …

    I have quoted this a lot over the years, but today the part that really stands out is this: ”The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays.”

    That was the old version of nazism. Look at us today, locked down in our houses, shuttered shops, working at home for those who still are employed, no visits allowed, no concerts, no cinemas, holidays cancelled. Families at war with each other.
    It was a bold move, designed no doubt to destroy the sense of community. Coupled with the covering of faces, even children, in order to stop their normal growth and development, including emotional connection with other humans and the development of speech.
    They are destroying what it is to be human, even the pathetic simulacrum we already had in advanced suburban capitalism.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 1:55 pm #

      Look to your media propaganda for the answer. I still do not understand what turn every major institution in the country to Far Left.

      • NoLongerHuman December 17, 2021 at 2:16 pm #

        JohnAZ they decided the Left narrative worked better.

        The 20th century Right narrative gives people pride in country and family, it tells them that everything is good at the core. It pushes the power of the individual and tells the individual they are accountable for their success or lack there of.

        The 21st century Left narrative gives people anger and anxiety, it tells them that someone is blocking them, that some injustice has been done to them and that government will champion their cause. They are not responsible for their failings others are. Government will provide the pride and hope they have beed denied.

        The elite will be not be harmed by the Left, as long as they provide the trinkets and point the them at their enemies

        • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

          But why would everyone of the magazines, the courts, the Deep State including half of the old GOP, all the newspapers, do an abrupt Left. It is not in their own self interests, at least some of them. And it is increasing even without Trump in there to beat on.

          • O.G. Hawkins December 17, 2021 at 3:42 pm #

            Hey JAZ,

            Because most people are complete dumb-asses. Sad but True.

            In the short-run, it is in everybody’s Best interest to play their role in the pyramid structure. It is Better to draw a pay cheque and keep their Credit History score high than to “rock the boat.”

            —–

            How can you be so Right on Just about everything but still, somehow, think that they are jabbing billions because they love us and want to grow us from 8B to 9B (even though they’ve been espousing Global Depop for decades)?

            The dualness of your psyche is unfathomable to me.

          • WilbursHuman December 17, 2021 at 4:56 pm #

            John………. How hard is this to understand ??????

            ” 37 years ago, 50 companies control the media in America. Fast forward to 2011, American news outlets are controlled only by 6 powerful corporations. Back in 2018, Jim Morrison, a singer, songwriter, and poet, who served as the lead vocalist of the rock band, once said: “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.”

            6 corporations, Controlled by 130 people…

            You have NO Say !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            https://techstartups.com/2020/09/18/6-corporations-control-90-media-america-illusion-choice-objectivity-2020/

          • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 5:02 pm #

            “Left” and “Right” are both mere political head fakes. There’s only one party and one philosophy ascendant in the world today: Money and power by any and every means possible.

          • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

            OG

            Go back about 10 posts and see what I addressed to Mary. Duality requiring logic and real proof is not a bad thing.

            The difference with me is the realization of what may happen to people in the long term after repeated hits with the vaccines they invent. The high inflammatory response to this vaxx is not good. Each hit with a round of vaxx is going to take out more, let alone any accumulative effects on the body. The idea of a booster maybe every four months is not good. I will be skipping any further boosters until accumulative data on this effect is in.

            As I said to Mary, this could be a plausible long term de-pop drive, by whom? Who can we attack? How?

          • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 5:21 pm #

            Wilburs

            6 corporations controlled by 130 people in the media. I believe that.

            but why are they all pointing the same direction?

            Disaffected maybe right, there are no longer two or more directions, but why,

            Is it the higher education bias over 20 years?

            Is it because except for a few idiots, no one really cares?

            Did Trump piss off so money in his past so much he has sworn to destroy him no matter what and is backing it up with his money?

            Or more likely, Did Trump form a focus for a large group that have finagled their way into these positions over decades financed by a group that are literally trying to change the world to their viewpoint. The worst part is that the US contingent of this group calls themselves Democrat.

          • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 5:23 pm #

            Did Trump piss off somebody in his past —

          • Paula D December 17, 2021 at 8:44 pm #

            I agree with Disaffected. This is not a right/left thing.
            This is the global 1%, what CJ Hopkins calls Global Cap, getting together to set up a global monitoring and control system of the entire world’s population, ushering in a new slavery system. The ”pandemic” is simply the ruse they are using.
            The magazines and newspapers are owned by them, the courts are owned by them, the GOP is owned by them, the Deep State works for them. Trump has nothing to do with it. It is an agenda which is being put into place using the government, but it is not a government agenda. Almost every government in the world is controlled and going along with it.
            It is in their self interest, the way they see it They either go along and get rewarded or the resist and get suicided.
            Look at the president of Tanzania, who resisted and publicly ridiculed it. He dead now.
            The president of Belarus resisted and faced a Color Revolution and an assassination attempt.
            These guys play serious.
            And they truly don’t care if you get ”out in the streets” and march around.
            The only way to stop them would be if their security guards turned on them. I don’t think the odds are good on that.

          • Jarek December 17, 2021 at 10:39 pm #

            And what ethnic group controls those six companies? Paula?

          • Disaffected December 18, 2021 at 10:46 am #

            This one reeks of overreach there, Jar. You definitely can and have done better.

    • Bill of Rights December 17, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

      Hi Paula D.

      “In between come all the hundreds of little steps…Step C is not so much worse than Step B…”

      I have been researching the Nazi edicts of the 1930’s and indeed learned that they had a step-by-step strategy as the author describes. To many it didn’t seem very problematic that the Jews had to merely give an accounting of their wealth in April of 1938. But then came November. They were ordered to sell much of those assets. And they knew where the assets were and how much they were worth.

      Today a friend wrote me that Austria plans to suspend your driving license until you get vaccinated.

      • Jarek December 17, 2021 at 10:42 pm #

        Germans had a right to their own country. The nascent New World Order didn’t like that. They thought Germany was down for the count after WW1 with rich aliens buying up everything for pennies on the dollar. But a Man rose up and everything suddenly changed.

        • Hereward the Woke December 18, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

          Jarek: I see another Daily Stormer moment coming.

    • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 5:41 pm #

      Excellent comment, Paula.

      One thing I have noticed is, that even though about 1/2 or less of people I see at the grocery store are masked, even the unmasked people don’t acknowledge or look at each other as we pass in the aisles. It’s changed. It’s weird. And this is Boise, which was when I arrived, probably the friendliest place I’ve ever encountered.

      People won’t meet each others’ eyes. It’s very sad.

      • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2021 at 6:01 pm #

        We’ve become a Nation of Strangers.

      • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm #

        Slicing the salami, one diaphanous slice after another.

        • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

          Oops! That’s meant for Owl, below.

      • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

        Mary,

        And you’ve only been in Boise a couple/three years, yes?

    • Night Owl December 17, 2021 at 6:16 pm #

      It is the frog-in-pot method, or as the Germans like to call it “Salamitaktik”

      I have been saying this since people started wearing coffee filters on their faces.

    • Socrates-Detroit December 18, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

      @Paula D

      Sadly, I think you are 100% correct.

      We have reached the point in human history where the technological enablers are in place for the “elite” to rule the world.

      To summarize/paraphrase Dr. Carroll Quigley (who agree with their aims 55 years ago, but felt they should be trumpeted proudly, not kept in the dark), “world domination thru financial manipulation”.

      These wannabe gods ultimately not succeed, but the road to their final failure will be littered with misery.

      There are a lot of good posts here on any given week (and several bad ones), but your Milton Mayer excerpt really articulated things.

      I’ve never heard of this guy, but I thank you for introducing him to me (and others) in this space.

  47. thirdcoastlegend December 17, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

    From the, “Unhappy Motoring,” files, GM has just shipped the first 1000 hp electric Hummers:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/gm-ships-first-electric-hummers-customers

    0-60 in 3 seconds.

    I’m old enough to remember what enormous assholes typical Hummer H2 drivers were in the 00s.

    This is the last thing we need on the roads.

    • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 5:42 pm #

      Oh wow, you’re not kidding.

    • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm #

      Legend, how many Hummers will GM sell at the $135,000 price point? They stopped making those things in 2008 for a reason.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 6:06 pm #

      Next thing will be self driving EV Hummers. See how many folks can drive off cliffs, change lanes and crash or end up 100 miles off track due to GPS stupidity. Or hit pedestrians.

      • Hereward the Woke December 18, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

        Self-driving cars and self-jabbing citizens. The globalists’ wet dream!

        • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 3:09 pm #

          OnStar!

          Get in your car and just say “to the drugstore.”

          Then it takes you to the SCA instead. (Social Credit Authority)

          Such awesome…uhh…convenience?

    • Socrates-Detroit December 18, 2021 at 4:47 pm #

      It’s complete tribute to wretched excess that one can feel good about, because it doesn’t burn gas.

      I read it weighs 4.5 tons — 9,000 pounds! That’s two 1975 Ford LTDs; two 2020 Chevy Colorado p/u Trucks; FOUR original Mazda Miatas.

      I saw a GM manager or exec on Woodward in one of these two months ago, with a “manufacturers plate” (so it’s an evaluation vehicle, not to be sold, but allowed in Michigan).

      On the road, it is BIG, compared to other cars, even big pick-up truck. I made eye contact, and then gave him a dirty look and thumbs down!

      Immature, yes, but I enjoyed it doubly–his expression, and knowing that the “Manufacturer’s Plate” will limit any road rage response 🙂

      The Electric Vehicle (Tesla, Bolt, Leaf, even this horrible Hummer) is the prerequisite for the Autonomous Vehicle (AV).

      The AV, of necessity, costs more to build than the most expensive Porsche or Ferrari, so people won’t be able to afford them. But, for a ride service like Uber–they will be perfect. Just like robots don’t get sick or forget welds, AVs won’t need a driver. The labor savings will amortize the cost of the vehicle.

      The PTB want AVs. “They save lives” (sound familiar?). They remove human error, which is the cause of 95% of all accidents.

      Once AV acceptance reaches the tipping point, they will squeeze out motorists (much like they are working on squeezing the unvaxxed), and once cars, like horses, exist only as playthings and everyone is using AV apps, it will be easy to control where people go and when (unless they walk)

      • Grandpa December 18, 2021 at 11:46 pm #

        sadly, our electric generation and transmission lines are just about at capacity now. where exactly does TPTB think the necessary electric infrastructure exists – because it sure isn’t here… summer or winter.

  48. Roundball Shaman December 17, 2021 at 2:54 pm #

    “… Fauci reiterated his warning that the nation faces “a crisis of the unvaccinated.”

    What he means is that the Nation faces a crisis of the Un-Propagandized. A very dangerous and threatening group for those weasels like Doctor ‘I Am The Science!’ and his disciples and peddlers of death and misery.

    “Omicron is upon us…”

    Just in time for the holidays! Be the first on your block to get the New Omicron OmniCON Variant. Be the envy of your friends! The Very Scary Vary-Ant.

    “…the hospitals will soon be overwhelmed by the unvaxxed.”

    The hospitals will be overwhelmed by their empty hallways devoid of paying customers and of purposeful medical professionals who used to work there who’ve been put out to pasture prematurely for not allowing unknown and untested concoctions to be shoved into their arms.

    “…the gravest threat to America’s public health is… Dr. Tony Fauci and his debauchery of medical science.”

    The gravest threat to public health is not so much Doctor Arrogant but the fact that millions of Americans accept his drivel-for-profit as some kind of gospel from the most-high enlightened. He could peddle his swill all he wants and get nowhere if Americans had a lick of sense left in them to see a con when they see one.

    “… Fauci is likely responsible for a preponderance of the total 802,000 US Covid deaths — putting aside the number of people who actually died from highway accidents, cancer, diabetes, old age, and other causes, but were listed as covid deaths by hospital accounting personnel avid for federal subsidy cash.”

    There will be a move afoot to classify all deaths that have occurred since the turn of the New Millennium as Covid caused. Someone will announce that Covid actually was unleashed by Saddam as part of his weapons of mass delusion program and that’s why we had to invade Syria.

    “The omicron moment may be the power-mad little weasel’s last stand.”

    Doctor ‘I-Can’t-Believe-I’m-Still-Getting-Away-With-This-Sh*t’ will never be allowed to fall because he is the Poster Boy for the whole Covid Swindle. If he goes, so does the entire ugly house of cards. And that can never happen. Too much money to be made and too many faux reputations to be lost.

    “Fauci is now warning that America’s hospitals will be overwhelmed (and that it will be the fault of the unvaxxed). Consider this: He predicted the same thing for the first wave of the virus…”

    Too late for this year, but by next year they’ll be a Fauci doll where you pull his string and spouts, “GET THE VAX! THE NEW VARIANT IS TERRIBLE! FOLLOW THE SCIENCE! I AM THE SCIENCE!” Just in time for next year’s holidays… if any of us live that long.

    “American doctors have proven to be cowards, cravens, zombies, and fools facilitating Dr. Fauci’s evil campaign…”

    What is a fact is that millions of people all over the World have lost faith in the medical industry and profession. The damage is profound and permanent. Who would trust these cowards and empty suits anymore for a New York second?

    “…where do you stand?”

    Stand? The biggest problem today is that billions of people are on their knees. And liking it.

    • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 4:59 pm #

      The immortal Yogster: It’s deja vu all over again!

      Fauci: When first you don’t succeed, lie, lie again!

    • Hereward the Woke December 18, 2021 at 1:08 pm #

      Why do I get the feeling sometimes that our economy and our freedoms are being destroyed just so poor old docs and nurses don’t get “overwhelmed”? BTW, how do we know when they are overwhelmed? Is it when they only have time to make three creepy Tiktok dance videos instead of five?

      • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 3:12 pm #

        It used to always be about “the children.”

        Now, it’s “overwhelmed hospitals.”

        Bullshit, that’s what we get!

  49. GrimReaper December 17, 2021 at 3:16 pm #

    Ex-footballer Matt Le Tissier Wonders Why Footballers are Suffering From Heart Problems…..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jka9rM9Lmdg

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/nycfc-midfielder-keaton-parks-out-for-2021-after-suffering-leg-blood-clot

  50. amb December 17, 2021 at 3:41 pm #

    Where do I stand?
    I want to overthrow this government. If a goodly amount of people ever decide to descend on DC with pitchforks, torches, shotguns and pistols to pull all of the criminals out of our government, and shut down all of the infected departments and agencies… I’ll be there, dressed to the nines, and fully locked and loaded.

    It’s time for revolution. Time to nourish the Tree of Liberty.

    • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 4:56 pm #

      Agreed. That’s where we’re at. But it’s still gonna take a larger groundswell among the sheep. No telling how long that’s gonna take, but I sense the day is at least coming now.

    • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2021 at 5:57 pm #

      This is true. But then, who will charge up the EBT cards?

      • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 6:26 pm #

        That will likely set it off. I’ve always thought that. The currency is actually the only thing holding the whole house of cards together now, and it’s fading fast.

        • JTinMD December 18, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

          And if we STOP PAYING TAXES the currency is kaput.

          • Not_GeorgeT December 18, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

            “currency is kaput”

            It was kaput with the introduction of the Federal Reserve and their debt notes used as currency.

            Starve the Beast

            Repeal the 16th Amendment.

            The 18th Amendment was repealed by the 21st Amendment.

            A 28th Amendment is needed to repeal the 16th.

            A 29th Amendment is needed to repeal the 17th.

            This would get rid of the income tax.

            It would return the power to elect the Senate back in the hands of the states ridding us of a popularity contest carried out on a national stage.

            We already have the 2-year term Congress elected by popular vote. The Founders set up the Senate to create some balance and slow everything down. Making it less of a nationally televised popularity contest for the current “hot-button topic” would change a lot.

            Having the states reassert their authority under existing Clauses and Amendments such as the 10th is another good idea.

  51. anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 3:49 pm #

    This guy John Martinez has had visions for a while, helped build a refuge in the Texas hill country, and his last vision is posted below.
    It was then related he had had a medical emergency, was in the hospital, and that’s the last I heard.

    He is ex military I think. Humble guy.

    http://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/john-martinez/2021/february/20/mercy-and-judgment/

  52. Eppur Simuove December 17, 2021 at 3:55 pm #

    It’s unfortunate that people generally are pretty bad at assessing probability and risk. Opposition to COVID-19 vaccination offers a pretty good case in point. Namely, people are flipping their shit about vaccines increasing risk of myocarditis and pericarditis (inflammation of heart muscle and of the sac that encloses the heart, respectively).

    Courtesy of Naked Capitalism, this just came over the transom from the United Kingdom:

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01630-0

    They have pretty good data in the UK, since they have a public National Health Service. So the researchers were able to get a really good picture of the reality on the ground. They looked at peri/myocarditis events within 28 days of vaccination (38 million vaccine recipients), and compared it against similar events within 28 days of a positive COVID test (3 million COVID patients). Pretty fair comparison, right? Here’s what they found:

    – For vaccine recipients, they counted 2+1+6 = 9 events per million people (that’s three different vaccines, added up) after a first dose, and 10 events per million people after a second dose.
    – For COVID patients, they counted 40 myocarditis events per million patients.

    Again, that’s 19 per million for the vaccines, versus 40 per million for the disease. 40 chances in a million is 1 in 25,000 odds. For any one individual, that’s a minuscule risk. All of us probably take bigger risks than that every single day without realizing it. Walking up a flight of stairs is probably more dangerous than that, to say nothing of crossing the street. The numbers only start to bite when you apply them to an entire country — in which case, COVID the disease is about twice as deadly as the vaccines.

    I mean, if you don’t trust Anthony Fauci or elites generally, God love ya, I’m on your side. But the science and The Science are two separate things, and the lowercase science still says vaccines are the way to go. But some people really just like flipping their shit.

    • Tate December 17, 2021 at 4:15 pm #

      You want me to tear this apart. I can do it. Even a caveman can do it.

      • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 5:45 pm #

        Oh, just leave it here for us to laugh at. That’s really the only response this drivel merits.

    • O.G. Hawkins December 17, 2021 at 4:15 pm #

      Buddy looks at a tree and Believes he knows the forest.

      Billy Gates was raised by eugenists, became the richest man on Earth rollng out operating systems, has espoused Global Depop for decades and is now spending billions greasing every institution on Earth to force jab billions.

      Think about it.

      • SpeedyBB December 18, 2021 at 10:51 pm #

        O.G., did you ever come across an earlier version of Microsoft Office, with the following embedded prank:

        You open Microsoft Word, summon a blank document and type in “I’d like to see Bill Gates dead”.

        Immediately pops up the response “I’ll drink to that”.

        (Soon gone, alas, from subsequent versions of the software.)

        Evidently not a very happy workplace.

    • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 4:53 pm #

      Ya know that NakCap is blatantly, obviously, and unashamedly a Pro Vaxx, Pro CovidCon site, don’t ya? They ran everybody off that dared disagree when this charade when it first started. Me and at least several others who post here from time to time used to hang out there. Thank goodness for Covid in exposing them and their bullshit.

      Knowing full well how “the science” is funded and thereby politicized these days, it’s just incredible to me how people can take these statistics and subsequent pronouncements at face value.

      Yes, I trust my lying eyes completely. There’s certainly no pandemic, and it’s quite likely there’s not even a bug, other than the routine flu virus. The rest is pure power of suggestion, just like 9-11. A fucking magic show, if you will.

      • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 5:47 pm #

        I saw it reported that the covid death culters actually believe that covid19 has a 50% population fatality rate!

        No wonder they are all going bonkers.

        • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 5:56 pm #

          Mary

          You know where that came from!

          Remember the nursing home panic in the early part in NYC?

          I will bet the percentages got pretty high in that group.

          Remember who got the plaudits for handling that early response?

          Cuomo! Totally supported by the NYT. If it wasn’t for the Post, he would still be a hero.

          • draupnir December 17, 2021 at 10:02 pm #

            The publisher of his book is seeking the return of his advance.

      • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 6:02 pm #

        Not objecting.

        Do you live in a city? The difference between cities and flyover is communication of any virus should be higher. I really wonder if the Blue zones are getting hit harder as the personal space is so much less. Right now, the Blue zones are running the country.

        • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 6:02 pm #

          to Disaffected

        • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 6:36 pm #

          Small town (~12.5K). But pretty congested for a small place. Even so, we should have had A LOT more documented cases. No one I know up here lives in fear of the virus in the least, although there’s a ton of virtue signalers traipsing around in their cute little masks, of course. That’s become a “thing” now, don’t ya know? But management and leadership continue to push the lie anyway, good little Nazis that they are. Just cogs in the machine.

      • Eppur Simuove December 17, 2021 at 6:05 pm #

        Well, considering that I also blatantly, obviously and unashamedly take the position that COVID is a real disease, not a hoax, and that vaccines are better than no vaccines, I hardly call that a criticism.

        They ran people off? Good. Having followed both sites for quite some years now, hands down Naked Capitalism has much higher moderation standards than CFN. Just try googling both sites for certain terms: ‘the tribe’, for example. You’d expect to get hits referencing native American tribes, or the abstract concept of a tribe; and on both sites, that’s what you get. But it’s only on CFN that you find anti-Semitic dog whistles or just straight-up anti-Semitism, referring to Jews as ‘the tribe’.

        I invite anyone to try it, and see for themselves:

        https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Anakedcapitalism.com+“the+tribe”

        https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Akunstler.com+“the+tribe”

        Yves Smith mucks out the barn consistently, while JHK is far more slovenly.

        • Night Owl December 17, 2021 at 6:14 pm #

          I love it when this Deepstate retard starts posting.

          It means this week’s entry was over the target.

        • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 6:24 pm #

          Good luck over there then. Sounds like your kind of place.

          • Eppur Simuove December 18, 2021 at 11:17 am #

            A place where anti-Semites are unwelcome? Beats the alternative.

        • Hereward the Woke December 18, 2021 at 1:10 pm #

          Sheeps gonna sheep.

        • Sean Coleman December 18, 2021 at 7:25 pm #

          Eppur non si muove. A long series of experiments over thecourse of more than fifty years from the latter part of the 19thC failed to prove that the earth was moving. The best known are the Michaelson-Morely experiments. Einstein had to come up with his theory of relaititity in an attempt to save the heliocentric system.

        • SpeedyBB December 18, 2021 at 11:35 pm #

          I always thought the Soviet-era code for Jews was amusing: “the Cosmopolitans”.

          Who would have imagined that could be used as an insult?

        • Grandpa December 19, 2021 at 12:07 am #

          it is not a vaccine, puddin’ head

      • workingclasshero December 17, 2021 at 7:31 pm #

        I was at NC the other night.I hadn’t been there in months for the reasons you mentioned about their hysterics over counter narratives over covid or BLM riots last year.Sure enough,1st post i read with comments had Yves Smith and her attack dogs throwing someone off the post for daring to disagree with the SCIENCE and Yves having a hysterical rant with her trademark “SIGH” as the lead in.She is a capable analyst and very intelligent but is insufferable.I used to read that everyday years ago.

      • Jarek December 17, 2021 at 10:54 pm #

        They may have engineered some little thing in Wuhan – to provide a major diversion. But the vast majority of the ground they’ve gained is thru fraud alone, the chief of which is simple mislabeling as you say.

        Even those on our side never get colds anymore, but always “covid”.

    • anmariwakaranai December 17, 2021 at 6:42 pm #

      Yo Ep, so those 19 per million were all given to pro athletes, right?

      • O.G. Hawkins December 18, 2021 at 12:36 am #

        Good point, AM!

        I Wish that I’d have thought of that.

    • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 6:45 am #

      “hey looked at peri/myocarditis events within 28 days of vaccination (38 million vaccine recipients), and compared it against similar events within 28 days of a positive COVID test (3 million COVID patients). Pretty fair comparison, right?”

      Except that America’s most published heart specialist ever in history has pointed out that the myocarditis you get from covid is nothing at all compared to the myocarditis you get from the vaxx, which is much more dangerous.

      I could find you the interview, as I listened to it only yesterday, but somehow I just can’t be arsed, sorry.

      If you choose to waste your breath arguing about it, I’ll dig it out.

      • Eppur Simuove December 18, 2021 at 11:54 am #

        GreenAlba, I’d be pleased to have a reasoned argument with you about it. But primary sources carry more weight than arguments from authority. Even America’s most published heart specialist can get it wrong.

        I’d start by returning to my point about risk. The risk from the virus is clear: it infects, multiplies, and proliferates inside the human body without bound. The only limit to how far it will go is the death of the host. Along the way it may do little harm (some people are asymptomatic) or enormous harm, with major organ damage including severely damaged lungs and leaving the sufferer’s brain sponged with tiny holes. As this study shows, peri/myocarditis is another potential side effect.

        That’s the virus. The risks of vaccines, on the other hand, are also clear: they produce a consistent and measured effect. Any harm they do is limited by the simple fact that they don’t grow exponentially once they get inside you. (When I say ‘exponentially’, what I have in mind is ‘explosively’.) The peri/myocarditis issue, now confirmed to be real, is also confirmed to be no different from the risk you run with the virus itself, except the vaccine cuts that risk in half. It’s also drowned out by the vast amount of other damage the virus can cause, like a match against a bundle of TNT.

        So the risk proposition isn’t: take a dangerous vaccine or be sensible and avoid it. It’s this: take a small, specific, measurable risk from the jab, which vastly improves your chances against a shitstorm of other consequences; or refuse, and bet that you can walk between the raindrops.

        In the end, I’m just running my mouth and you’ll do what you like. But even if your heart specialist is right, it’s still not a question of mild myocarditis versus dangerous myocarditis; it’s a question of myocarditis versus myocarditis-plus-shitstorm.

      • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

        “GreenAlba, I’d be pleased to have a reasoned argument with you about it. But primary sources carry more weight than arguments from authority. Even America’s most published heart specialist can get it wrong.”

        Then I’ll leave to argue it out with him. I have no interest at all.

        You can provide data to prove his data is from the fairies if you feel inclined.

        • SpeedyBB December 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm #

          Watch it, Alba! The fairies are easily aroused when they think they’ve been dissed.

          • GreenAlba December 19, 2021 at 8:29 am #

            I’m protected by my new tinfoil hat, Speedy. 🙂

    • King of Comedy December 18, 2021 at 10:53 am #

      @ eppur

      Assessing risk is absolutely at the heart of the matter. About that, you are on the side of the angels.

      At least on the scale of the short-term, the risk from the vaccine seems relatively small. This is my assessment from statistical analyses that I have seen. The long-term is quite another matter because no one can honestly say what the long-term repercussions of the vaccine may be. I accept the possibility that there may well be none but as far as I am aware, future prognostication is a very suspect art. The ethics of mandating a treatment without an understanding of long-term effects is a topic for another debate.

      The risk from the actual disease itself is also quite small. The IFR, according to the CDC is about .2% , or roughly 1 in 400. It’s pretty well known that the overwhelming majority of Covid fatalities have been of the elderly, the ill and the obese persuasion. If you are not in any of those categories, you are, statistically speaking, about as safe as you can be in an existence where, as you point out, risk is inherent. The hospitalization rate is similarly low, somewhere between 1-5% of those infected.

      The vaccines much-reported 90% risk reduction (which has subsequently been downgraded) is a relative measure. The absolute risk reduction from the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines was in the neighborhood of 1% which means that taking the vaccine afforded most people a pretty much statistically insignificant risk reduction.

      So there’s the crux of it: you can willingly take a minimally effective vaccine with no long-term safety profile or take your chances with a fairly mild disease that you might not even contract in the first place (pre-existing T-cell response to SARS peptides in 81% of test subjects was documented in a peer-reviewed Nature study in January 2021). Unless you are ancient, already on death’s door or 300 lbs, it seems like a risk and probability no-brainer to me.

      • Eppur Simuove December 18, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

        Thank you for this, King of Comedy. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to talk about this in a reasoned way, without invective.

        Regarding short versus long-term risks of the vaccine, everything you say is true. We may remember the past, but we can’t really know the future; we can only wait for it to reveal itself to us at a rate of one second per second. We’re forced to assume that the way the future works itself out will be like the ways things worked out in the past, and in our ignorance prepare as best we can.

        From there, though, I start to differ from you. First, I’m not really concerned with the ‘persuasion’ of the people who died. What you’re saying there, in effect, is that people who are in high-risk groups are at higher risk, which is tautological. Meanwhile, they’re still sick or dead. The point of medicine is to help people, yes? To my mind, that means the reason to pay attention to factors like age, obesity and so on is to know who to prioritize for help. It seems to me that instead you’re using those factors to parcel those people off and dismiss them from consideration.

        Regarding the rest of your comments, well, I think we’ve both fallen into the trap of thinking of things from the individual point of view. (When I include myself I’m referring to my response to GreenAlba above.) For any one person, it may make sense to ask whether they personally should take this risk or that. But this ignores the systemic aspect: what happens when thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or millions of people all get a disease at once? Even tiny percentages start to tell at that point, because there are only so many hospital beds. The health care system, designed to handle the ‘normal’ number of cases, gets swamped by a giant pulse of sick people all needing treatment at the same time.

        This risk is real, has actually happened at various times and places since the pandemic began, and is not going to go away as long as COVID continues to mutate and find ways around immunity (including whatever natural immunity comes from surviving an infection, not just that conferred by vaccines). That’s the reason why public health authorities have been running around with their hair on fire for the past two years: the danger not just to COVID sufferers, but to anyone at all who might ever need to be hospitalized, which pretty much means all of us. That’s why I think the case favours vaccination from both the individual as well as the systemic point of view.

        • King of Comedy December 18, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

          I have no problem protecting the vulnerable. The lackluster performance of the vaccines in doing so can at least be inferred from my point about the absolute risk reduction reported by the vaccine manufacturers (0.7% for Pfizer and 1.1% for Moderna). The link for these numbers is below.

          For non-vulnerable populations, however, the law of diminishing returns was there from the beginning. A cursory knowledge of epidemiology tells us that viruses with animal reservoirs are notoriously difficult (impossible?) to vaccinate against. The most successful vaccines (smallpox, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, etc) have been against those viruses which have no animal reservoirs.

          Another consideration is that “leaky” vaccines such as the Covid mRNA varieties may actually act as a selective pressure on the virus, creating variants that evolve to evade the vaccine. Over a long enough time line, without any intervention, natural selection favors a more transmissible and less virulent virus. Speeding up that process via ineffective vaccines may give us the more transmissible part without the less virulent benefit but again, that caution against future prognostication applies.

          By all means though, if a person is in any way compromised, he should avail himself of all prophylactic measures including the vaccine. For everybody else, the coercion is unwarranted. I have no issues with anyone, old, sick or fat, or not, choosing the vaccine route. Forcing low-risk populations to follow suit is where I draw the line.

          And, lastly, the overwhelmed hospital meme has been a constant from the advent of the pandemic but the data published by HHS in the US (link below) has never reflected that reality. I believe a version of reality accompanied by data that doesn’t match that reality is the textbook definition of propaganda.

          https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33652582/

          https://protect-public.hhs.gov/pages/hospital-utilization

          • Eppur Simuove December 18, 2021 at 4:18 pm #

            Have you seen Minority Report, KoC? There’s a scene where Tom Cruise delivers exposition about predetermination, which, he says, ‘happens all the time’:

            https://youtu.be/arACDYMiNuI

            Science fiction is not proof of anything, of course. That scene just comes to my mind every time this question comes up, because the point it makes is valid: the fact that you successfully intervene to prevent something from happening doesn’t change the fact that it was going to happen.

            In reality, we don’t have magical precogs to see the future. What we have is models, hopefully accurate ones, that tell us what to expect when certain conditions are fulfilled. The responsible thing then is to intervene and to prevent the worst outcomes. If you call that coercive, I agree with you. It’s also justified. It’s a rather adolescent mentality that plays the ‘coercion’ card as if that settled everything. If you get run over by a drunk driver, will you give thanks with your dying breath that at least the drunk’s freedom of action wasn’t limited by the coercive state? Coercion can be, and sometimes is, justified.

            Likewise, exponentially spreading disease that overwhelms hospital capacity is not a ‘meme’, it’s what actually happened in New York, Idaho and Alaska. All three states had to invoke crisis standards of care, because the disease spread out of control there and there weren’t enough critical care resources to go around to maintain ordinary standards. It’s amazing how short memories can be that people already forget that this happened. What’s really noteworthy here is not that those three states experienced crises, but that all the others didn’t. That was achieved through public health interventions, vaccination among them.

            Memes cut both ways, KoC, and like the coercion I’m afraid I see you playing the equally adolescent Mr. Gotcha game with this point. Unfortunately, that reflects the prevailing standard at CFN. In his increasingly unhinged and irrational hatred of Anthony Fauci in particular as the unique fount of all perfidy and all evil, JHK plays much the same game of saying the worst didn’t happen, therefore it was always a false alarm. In his case he brings up the NY convention center and a US naval hospital ship that was called in. No, thankfully, that’s not how bad it got. How bad it got was cutting care back to crisis standards, which is bad enough. What in a rational person would be relief turns into bitter denunciations. I really don’t know what else to say.

          • King of Comedy December 18, 2021 at 7:26 pm #

            As the saying goes… opinions are like assholes; everybody’s got one.

            Your whole coercion argument is predicated on the presumption that the vaccines are much more effective than they actually are. The numbers don’t lie though and that seems to be an inconvenient fact that you don’t feel the need to consider. We’re talking end of the day about a 1% benefit.

            By way of contrast, I’m a big fan of the smallpox vaccine because it actually worked. Smallpox was eradicated from the planet. There wasn’t talk of some percentage of breakthrough smallpox cases. Telling me the mRNA vaccines “reduce the risk of severe disease” when the overwhelming majority of those contracting Covid already don’t experience severe disease is a pretty unconvincing argument. It’s like trying to sell a product that makes the sky blue or better yet your drunk driver not so much running me over but giving me a bad case of the sniffles. Coercion seems more like theater of the absurd under those circumstances.

            I guess ultimately I don’t have the bedwetting gene so I’m always going to be a tough cell for the hysterics, official and otherwise. I’m perfectly comfortable with the premise that life is inherently dangerous and full of risks to this mortal coil. If I happen to be that 1 in 400 then, oh well, my time was up.

            From a debate perspective, this one always goes nowhere. You won’t convince me me of anything nor will I convince you. Life will go on, as usual, oblivious to your opinion or mine.

          • King of Comedy December 18, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

            *sell

          • Eppur Simuove December 19, 2021 at 11:28 am #

            I agree that neither one of us appears likely to convince the other. But I can’t refrain from pointing out that rather than address the systemic question, which I went to some trouble to point out, you instead pivot back to reasserting your stance that the vaccine question turns on the benefit/risk to the individual. What’s more, you do so in a way that misrepresents my position, as I’ll explain.

            My argument does not, in fact, depend on overestimating the effectiveness of vaccines, nor on falsely depicting them as a magic bullet, which in the case of COVID at least they aren’t. To any one person, it ought to be self-evident that something which decreases the severity of illness, decreases the risk of death, and decreases the likelihood of permanent organ damage is worth giving a shot (or taking a shot, as it were). But there’s also a skein of cause and effect that binds us all together. Depending on circumstances, the way I swing my fist might hurt you, even if it comes nowhere near your nose, and a pandemic is one of those circumstances. When enough people decide to risk the disease and not the vaccine (let’s recall, you said I’m on the side of the angels on this point), they add to the likelihood of maxing out and exhausting the finite resources that everyone depends on. There comes a point where the camel’s back breaks. Suppose you did manage to walk between the COVID raindrops, only to see your beloved aunt with emphysema sent to hospice because there isn’t a ventilator to be had for love or money. How would you feel then? It behooves you to at least acknowledge this as a real thing, which has actually happened (New York, Idaho, Alaska) — not to pass over it in silence because you don’t have an answer and misconstruing my argument in the process.

          • Socrates-Detroit December 20, 2021 at 3:07 am #

            Epper Simuove, your arguments are based on data that is open to question, IMO,

            There is reason to believe that existing, inexpensive drugs, ivermectin, HCL, could have been used to treat COVID-19 patients and prevented many deaths, and reduced the duration of hospital stays, which would have taken pressure off the hospital system.

            However, that would undercut the rationale for the MRNA treatment.

            Are reports of abnormally high dearh rates among people under 60, or between 10-14 misinterpretation? Who knows? They seem credible to me.

            But even if we totally disregard what I wrote above, we do not really know what long term effects the MRNA drug will have. It’s being tested now.

            So on the basis of “do no harm” and given the risks, the shot looks like a very bad bet for children and healthy people, and potential long term risk as well.

            If you want to partake, feel free, but the government has no right to force me or anyone to accept a risky drug.

        • Grandpa December 19, 2021 at 12:24 am #

          epi, lots of words, reasonable discussion. But, a correction: the point of medicine and the first rule is “Do no harm”. And, again – it is not a vaccine, no matter how they change the definition to suit. It is a medical procedure. The fluid that is injected does do harm. All the statistics, charts, graphs, experts, “the Science” – all of it is kabuki theater for the easily distracted. I am a 70 year old type 1 diabetic, I have had Covid over a year ago, and now my monthly bloodwork includes testing for my natural immunity – which the fluid they inject folks with hampers development of. For me, a regimen of vitamins and minerals that I’ve taken for years made Covid four days of feeling lousy (read: the flu) and only the first day was a call out of work. Your mileage may vary; but you’ve been jabbed so you’ll never know how strong of a body the Lord gave you. Sad, that.

          • Eppur Simuove December 19, 2021 at 11:49 am #

            Grandpa, first off I’m sincerely glad you apparently didn’t experience the worst of COVID. I haven’t looked into it closely, but I do believe vitamin D deficiency is a big risk factor for making the disease more severe or life-threatening. It sounds like your regimen really helped there. Regarding vaccines, don’t they say the Lord helps those who help themselves? Anyway, it just isn’t in me to sit back and let a disease have its way.

            Science, though, isn’t kabuki — real science, I mean. Posturing and virtue signalling from the professional managerial class and members of the media isn’t to be mistaken for the painstaking work of figuring out what’s really going on. The authorities who are supposed to protect us from disease haven’t done the best job this time around. For one thing, agencies including the CDC and the WHO have managed to completely obscure the fact that COVID is airborne. If they were doing their job, they’d be calling for schools and restaurants to improve ventilation and install HEPA filters.

            Take care, and best wishes for staying healthy.

      • Paula D December 19, 2021 at 8:27 pm #

        When you start from faulty premises, your conclusion is faulty.
        Apparently ES believes that the covid virus replicates exponentially unless the person dies.
        That is wrong.
        Apparently ES believes that the “vaccine” confers better immunity that recovering from the virus naturally.
        That is wrong.
        Apparently ES believes that most people with the virus end up in the hospital.
        That is wrong.
        Apparently ES believes that the virus will continue infecting people forever even though half of the country has already recovered from it, and more everyday are recovering, leading to a country full of immune people.
        Apparently ES thinks that he gets to choose risk vs benefits for other people, and he gets to consent for them.
        That is wrong.
        He thinks that his interpretation of the data makes him informed.
        He is wrong.
        He doesn’t realize that humans have inalienable rights, including the right to choose their own medical care, which includes the right to reject any given treatment.
        Why should such an ignorant person be allowed to make my medical decisions?
        In a country that adhered to the rule of law, he wouldn’t be allowed. Unfortunately this country no longer adheres to the rule of law.

        • Eppur Simuove December 19, 2021 at 10:49 pm #

          Paula D: When you start from faulty premises, your conclusion is faulty.

        • Eppur Simuove December 19, 2021 at 10:52 pm #

          One errant click and this comment nearly went completely sideways. Let’s try this again.

          Paula D: When you start from faulty premises, your conclusion is faulty.

          This also happens when you systematically distort someone else’s words. Or go around attacking straw men because of a basic failure of reading comprehension.

          Paula D: Apparently ES believes that the covid virus replicates exponentially unless the person dies. That is wrong.

          I want to respond with a withering explanation of the concept of exponential growth, but you’re just a blithering idiot.

          Paula D: Apparently ES believes that the “vaccine” confers better immunity that recovering from the virus naturally. That is wrong.

          Straw man. I have never said so. I have said, slowly and distinctly so slow minds can comprehend, that (a) letting yourself get sick to prove how strong you are is monumentally stupid and (b) vaccines are a preferable alternative. A guy who ‘recovers naturally’ from letting his hand sizzle on a hot stovetop probably appreciates why that’s a bad idea much better than a guy who didn’t.

          Paula D: Apparently ES believes that most people with the virus end up in the hospital. That is wrong.

          Straw man. If the virus multiplies out of control, enough people end up in the hospital that they run out of beds, ventilators, and other important resources. This is not rocket science.

          Paula D: Apparently ES believes that the virus will continue infecting people forever even though half of the country has already recovered from it, and more everyday are recovering, leading to a country full of immune people.

          I do believe that, because viruses mutate and natural selection is real. Somehow people understand the concept of selection pressure when it favours their point of view (as in when viruses develop vaccine resistance), but pretend not to understand it when it doesn’t (the rest of the time). Inconveniently, I have to believe in it all the time. I envy you, living in your own world is just so much easier.

          Paula D: Apparently ES thinks that he gets to choose risk vs benefits for other people…

          I get to have opinions, and say them out loud. Opinions and assholes, everyone’s got ’em.

          Paula D: … and he gets to consent for them.

          I can’t consent for you any more than I can flap my arms and fly to the moon. I have no authority, I’m just some rando with an opinion. Which happens to be well-informed, especially in present company.

          Paula D: He thinks that his interpretation of the data makes him informed.

          And I’ll go on thinking so unless or until you up your game by quite a bit.

          Paula D: He doesn’t realize that humans have inalienable rights, including the right to choose their own medical care, which includes the right to reject any given treatment.

          I understand all three things perfectly. I have never, and will never, advocate enforced vaccination. I will and do, however, support the right of myself and others to be protected against the consequences of such ill-advised decisions, for reasons I have made plain.

          Paula D: Why should such an ignorant person be allowed to make my medical decisions?

          To repeat, I’m not making your medical decision. I’m running my mouth.

          Paula D: In a country that adhered to the rule of law, he wouldn’t be allowed.

          Now this is cute. My right to run my mouth is the very first of the inalienable rights you’ve claimed I don’t understand, and you have neatly inverted the meaning of ‘rule of law’ by claiming it should be used to silence my speech. I will continue to exercise that freedom regardless of your opinion or your permission.

          • Paula D December 20, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

            I say “Why should such an ignorant person be allowed to make my medical decisions? In a country that adhered to the rule of law, he wouldn’t be allowed”.
            ES interjects a sentence between my two sentences and then pretends that my second sentence is talking about his interjected sentence.
            And that is a beautiful example of how he do.

  53. Tate December 17, 2021 at 4:13 pm #

    Xirl Science, from Zman podcast. Go to minute 54:00

    https://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=26013

    “Glaciers, Gender & Science, a Feminist Glaciology Framework for Global Environmental Change Research”

    “Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, & glaciers, particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1. knowledge producers 2. gendered science & knowledge 3. systems of scientific domination & 4. alternative representations of glaciers merging feminist post-colonial science studies & feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, & epistemiologies in dynamic social ecological systems, thereby leading to more just & equitable science & human / ice interactions.”

    This is how our knowledge is being rapidly expanded today among our rapidly expanding knowledge producers.

    • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 4:44 pm #

      OMG LMAOF!

      I know that I, for one, certainly been waiting for a feminist glaciology framework to emerge, in order to generate robust analysis of gender, power, & epistemiologies in dynamic social ecological systems.

      Quite frankly, I’m surprised that we’ve survived this long without it. Who knows, maybe there’s hope for us all yet?

      Sign me up!

    • MaryQueen December 17, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

      Are you sure it’s not satire? LMAO!

      • Disaffected December 17, 2021 at 6:22 pm #

        I dunno, who can tell these days? But it’s funny either way.

      • Hereward the Woke December 18, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

        These days, who can tell? I’m still waiting for the “Putting the Gay in Glaciers” study.

    • Paula D December 17, 2021 at 8:54 pm #

      Didn’t James Lindsay and a couple of others do something like that to prove that ”scholarly” magazines will print anything that sounds woke?
      LOL, I just googled it to see and I got a bunch of msm articles telling me that James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose and Peter Boghossian were horrible people who did not prove anything by getting pure invented dreck published in “science” journals.
      Here’s a sample- https://www.vox.com/2018/10/15/17951492/grievance-studies-sokal-squared-hoax

    • Jarek December 17, 2021 at 10:59 pm #

      That’s a start. But what about tje racial inequity, namely its whiteness? The unbearable whiteness of glaciers.

      • ianw December 18, 2021 at 1:30 am #

        Have you been up close to a glacier – they’re very dirty and grubby in the main.

        • Tate December 18, 2021 at 2:03 am #

          I was threatened by a glacier once. I warned it to stay back.

          • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 6:47 am #

            I’m picturing you with that beard of yours, Tate, and a staff raised in your hand, Red Sea style. 🙂

          • Tate December 18, 2021 at 1:11 pm #

            It was a stalemate. The glacier didn’t budge. But off in the distance, it roared in anger.

  54. Epicur December 17, 2021 at 5:19 pm #

    Where do I stand?

    I’m hunkered down in Alabama. I quit trying to argue with people around 1970 when it was obvious nothing was going to turn the ship off this course. The financial system has lasted a little longer than I thought it would due to the (mostly illegal) machinations and manipulations since ’08, but it is still on course for a crack-up.

    The Constitution has been reduced to a fig leaf, the urban population is totally dependent on the wheels of finance turning, while there is yet a lot of ruin left in the nation, but there is nothing to be done about it other than try to survive while trying to pass along a few lessons learned.

    The mass of people, in their ignorance, have voted for this, usually with confetti flying, flags waving, and trumpets blowing.

    • O.G. Hawkins December 17, 2021 at 5:34 pm #

      You are correct. The US$ went bankrupt, by any measure, in 2008.

      • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 5:49 pm #

        Too late, the US has been underwater since the 60s, the day the Left found they could buy votes from dumb people by giving them money.

        When I lived in Chicago, I wondered why there was a medical clinic on every street corner. Then found out that MDs were forming LLCs, or whatever, to support those clinics, who were deriving their patients, therefore their revenue from welfare of the government. Look around, RNs are doing the same thing right now with nursing homes.

      • Tate December 18, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

        They doubled down then & it kindasorta worked. They’re gonna try it again… the fools, the delusional bloody fools. Just when the middle class was staging a modest recovery under Orange Man Bad, now this. Add to the volatile mix a war of creditors vs debtors. Roll the tumbrels.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

      Flag flying?

      Or burning?

      These people hate this country, want to destroy it. We are allowing 50000 more of them in every month. So who is at fault?

      The source of the money to get these folks to invade this country is not in Latin America.

      • O.G. Hawkins December 17, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

        I Just read that you will take no more poison.

        Hallelujah!

        Good man.

        —–

        Our dear Queen Lizard and The House of Rothschild are at the top of the pyramid.

        Your Deep State report to them.

        We attack them by praying to God. We cannot defeat them in this realm on our own. They own the chessboard and get 2 moves to each of our 1. We will win but only with the Power of God.

        • JohnAZ December 17, 2021 at 5:50 pm #

          Yup.

        • draupnir December 17, 2021 at 10:36 pm #

          I’m hearing rumors that your beloved and long-suffering queen is on her last legs and may be already dead for all anyone knows. I hope you take advantage of the opportunity and get rid of royality and the peerage along with it altogether. Otherwise, you will be stuck with ghastly Charles and his abominable wife parading around in carriages sporting the crown jewels. Confiscate most of their possessions while you are at it for back taxes.

          • GreenAlba December 18, 2021 at 6:50 am #

            If only …

            Even the Queen has never wanted to see Charles on the throne! If she could she’d pass the crown on to William and the fragrant Kate, but she can’t.

          • draupnir December 18, 2021 at 9:06 am #

            William and Kate are an attractive couple with a charming family, and would, at least, be capable of drumming up some enthusiasm, unlike the lackluster and perennially disappointing Charles. Perhaps he could be treated like Edward the VIII and passed over due to his civil marriage.

          • SpeedyBB December 19, 2021 at 3:08 am #

            draupnir, in the tragic event Her Majesty does leave us and ascend to the angels, I would like to humbly offer the following “helpful hints” as to what respectful condolence might be written in Her Majesty’s Book of Remembrances, based on text from that of the Queen Mummy I mean Mother:

            Among the messages left on The Queen Mum’s Board of Remembrance:

            ”She was a marvelous woman and a wonderful lover.” (L.J. Worthington, Penrith)

            ”Once again, the Queen is not upset enough for my liking. The woman should have a bit more compassion. How would she feel if it was her mother?” (W. Waugh, Richmond)

            “I have been unable to masturbate for five days, and will not do so again until her majesty is buried.”
            (E. Gorman, Derbyshire)

            ”When Diana died, I swore I would never smile again, but eventually I did. Now the Queen Mum has gone. I cannot imagine that I will ever smile for the rest of my life, but I will probably break that one, too.”
            (A. Christie, Hendon)

            “She was one of the old school. All the remaining royals are shit.” (J. Clement, Grantham)

            “I thought she would never die. She has let us all down very badly.” (D. Holmes, Somerset)

            “She was a trooper and she never gave up. I remember one time she was visiting a school and I asked her if she would like to make a visit to the cloakroom before she left. ‘No’ she replied, ‘I didn’t give in to the Nazis and I won’t give in to the bladder’. That’s how she was, a fighter who refused to be beaten by anything. She pissed herself later though, it was sickening.” (B. Forrester, North Yorkshire)

            ”I am absolutely devastated, at least we could have got the day off.” (S. Wilson, Bristol)

            “How refreshing to be able to mourn the death of a member of the Royal family without being accused of being homosexual.” (J. Fletcher, High Wycombe)

            “Her death should act as a warning to others who think it is cool to experiment with drugs.” (E. Franks, Cheshire)

            “On behalf on all blacks, I send the sincerest condolences.” (T. Watson, Ilford)

            “I am sure the Queen Mum will not let this setback put an end to her public duties.” (N. Wallace, Swansea)

            ”I hold Princess Margaret in no small way responsible for this terrible event.” (E. Thompson, West Lothian)

            “We must do all we can, send blankets, food parcels, jumpers, anything to help these brave souls who are queuing up to walk past her coffin.” (R. Thompson, Bath)

            “Whichever way you look at it, it just is not as exciting as Diana.” (G. Williams, West Midlands)

            “She was one of us, and by that I don’t mean she perpetrated insurance fraud or lied about expense claims. She was like us in a good way. God bless you ma’am.” (L. Weller, Harlow)

            “If only I could get my hands on that fish bone right now, you heartless bastard!” (J. Hedges, Cowdenbeath)

            “She had such a difficult life, always battling against adversity and misfortune. Let us hope that if there is a next time round she is given a life of privilege and comfort.” (T.D. Wainwright, Hastings)

            “Perhaps if we automated her old golf buggy it could still drive around The Mall on its own and bring pleasure to the tourists.” (Y. Howell, Slough)

          • draupnir December 19, 2021 at 6:06 am #

            Thank you Speedy, that was lovely. I’d consider sending my condolences when the time comes, but Charles and Diana never sent me a thank you card for the toaster I sent them for their wedding.

          • GreenAlba December 19, 2021 at 8:39 am #

            That was brilliant, Speedy, thanks for the chuckle. I love both British irony and the capacity of some (many?) Brits to say things that are hilarious because the speaker is so dumb! So a good mixture.

            Regarding the ‘bladder’ comment, Ma’am actually had a discreetly sported colostomy bag. 🙂

      • Epicur December 17, 2021 at 6:06 pm #

        The people at the top of the political/financial pyramid need fresh bodies to keep the music going a little longer, therefore they keep bringing more people in. That applies to R and D politicians.

        The mass of the citizenry needs the music to play as well. I will admit, my lifestyle would change considerably (if I lived) without medicare and Social Security ( 2 surgeries for me, one for my wife this year), but that’s not enough to get me to vote for the bastards. If I die, I die, I’ve seen my threescore and ten, plus a few.

        • Tate December 18, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

          My wife was notified that her next colonoscopy is for seven years out, not five. We’ll be lucky if medicare survives the next seven years. I don’t proctosticate on these matters but is this the beginning of the Tribulation? Time will tell.