NEWS ( VIRUS EDITION )
CDC “Pivoting its language” on vaccination status – ” Moving forward people will need regular boosters to be “up to date”, & they won’t be using the term “fully vaccinated” anymore. (Side note here, but can we take a moment to appreciate the term “pivot the language”? That is some nice newspeak, beautiful. Up there alongside “enhanced interrogation”.) The use of the term “up to date” in place of “fully vaccinated” is likewise deliberately crafted political language, turning a hard-and-fast reality into an ever-extending continuum. Normalising the open-ended nature of the new “vaccinations”.” – Kit Knightly
The Scientific Misconduct Story Behind Ivermectin (VIDEO) – “December 3, 2021, TrialSite News interviewed Dr. Tess Laurie. In the interview, Laurie also discusses the general difficulty researchers have had, since the beginning, in getting papers published that support ivermectin. She admits her own team has downplayed the benefits by using extremely conservative analyses in an effort to get published. “It seems, if you tell it like it is, you are not going to get published because you might be accused of overstating your case. And if you understate it, you’re told there’s not enough evidence,” Laurie says. Strong Evidence for Ivermectin According to Laurie, the evidence for ivermectin in the treatment of COVID-19 is strong.” – Dr. Joseph Mercola – GOOD ARTICLE AND MORE ABOUT IN THE NEXT LINK!!!!!
Plain burger: hold the virus pickles, they don’t exist Jan 26 by – “Shh. Shh. Stop saying the virus doesn’t exist. Why? Because… ONE: Let’s not get distracted by the virus question. We have to focus on knocking down the vaccine mandate.” – Jon Rappoport – GOOD ONE FROM JON!!!!!!!
The problem with bougiecrats is that they just tick boxes, they don’t ever *think* – “Did Rochelle Walensky honestly not know the rate at which this virus was mutating? It sounds like they never contemplated the possibility that the vaccines might fail. That also likely means that Walensky has no idea what antibody dependent enhancement is, why it’s a problem, nor does she know how to spot antibody dependent enhancement if it’s happening in the population. Bougiecrats just execute the plan. They do not think. They just tick boxes. That is not what the U.S. needs in the midst of this crisis. Fauci is a malevolent force inside the government and he is wrong about everything” – Toby Rogers
Mom: “It’s time to give the kids back their life and education” – “This mom is all of us right now. One mom emailed us her letter to the school board. See below… feel free to re-use it.” – Justin Hart
Philosophical Musings of this Writer in this Time of Traumatic Sophistry – “What is the answer; I do not know? Why is man so terribly bent on his own destruction; I do not know? Why does man’s inhumanity to man forever subsist; I do not know? I do know that for inner peace and tranquility to exist, and therefore for humanity to peacefully exist together, that one must act alone, meaning all should act alone as individuals in favor of harmony, love, and non-aggression. This means that the ‘State’ should end, and the individual should reign.” – Gary D. Barnett
Authoritarian Madness: The Slippery Slope from Lockdowns to Concentration Camps – “The discord is getting more discordant by the day. Just recently, for instance, the Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board suggested that government officials should mandate mass vaccinations and deploy the National Guard “to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.” In other words, lock up the unvaccinated and use the military to determine who gets to be “free.” These tactics have been used before. For a glimpse at what the future might look like if such a policy were to be enforced, look beyond America’s borders.” – John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead – ANOTHER GOOD ONE FROM JOHN AND NISHA!!!!!!!
Screw Your Freedoms – “Arnold Schwarzenegger made news a few months back when he angrily denounced people who objected to being “locked down” like convicted criminals for health crimes they’d never committed. Not unlike millions of people in Arnold’s Austrian homeland who were treated similarly on account of the supposed threat to the health of the volk they presented. Screw your freedoms, the aging bodybuilder growled. It’s a sad thing – for those of us who made the mistake of admiring Arnold once-upon-a-time as a guy we were led to believe valued our freedom. As opposed to just his. He rode this image to stardom – and into the California governor’s mansion.” – Eric Peters
The Reactionary Political Ethos of Lockdowns and Mandates – “The national press barely covered the anti-mandate, anti-lockdown rally in D.C (January 23, 2022), and when they did, they mostly described it as an “anti-vaccine rally.” That’s a ridiculous thing to say about an event involving some 10K-plus people who have had enough of the coercive impositions of the last nearly two years. All differences of opinion aside, the main message was that everyone has a right to freedom. Let’s get back to the progress we were experiencing in our lives before this great disruption. ” – Jeffrey A. Tucker
Freedom and Whisky Go Together Like Tyranny and Oppression – Jon Sanders – A HISTORY LESSON ON POET ROBERT BURNS THAT IS WELL WORTH READING!!!!!
Commodus Americanus – “There is an old expression, “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations”, that has haunted powerful people since forever. A variation on this is “The first generation makes it. The second generation maintains it and the third generation blows it”. Look around at the elected class and you see the same pattern. There are no men who went from the middle class to elected office on their own merit. In fact, it is hard to find anyone in national politics who has ever had a job. No one in the leadership of both parties has a line for “private sector” in his resume. The reason for that is they have never done productive work. Instead, like our old friend Commodus, they were groomed from birth to take up positions in the ruling class.” – The Zman
Yep, They’re Still Riding the “Omicron” Wave… – “I’m still constantly receiving these little reports from across the US (and Canada!) detailing the petty indignities and absurdities to which people are subjected in the name of this-or-that overheated COVID concern. Does every last report amount to full-blown authoritarian tyranny? Not really — most probably wouldn’t even register as particularly attention-getting on their own. But the thing I keep coming back to is the cumulative pettiness — how corrosive the sheer quantity of snippets like ones I’ll list in this post, taken in aggregate, must be to the social order.” – Michael Tracey
The Neocons’ Primary War Tactic: Branding Opponents of U.S. Intervention as Traitors – “By rehabilitating neocons and elevating them as thought leaders, liberals live in their framework. Thus are opponents of U.S. involvement in Ukraine deemed treasonous.” – Glenn Greenwald
Stop the Neocon from Starting a War – “There is not a lot of sympathy for Ukraine’s current government that was installed by a US-financed and stage-managed coup in 2013-2014. America’s media and politicians strongly support the military confrontation with Russia, a low-cost way of being loudly patriotic without actually doing anything serious. Only Poland, the Baltic states and American neocons really hunger for war – provided it is waged by the US.” – Eric Margolis – THEY TURN TO FOLLY RATHER THAN PEACE!!!!!!
U.S. weighs letting diplomats leave China over tough COVID rules – “The U.S. State Department is considering whether to authorize departures for American diplomats and their families in China who wish to leave due to the U.S. government’s inability to prevent Chinese authorities from subjecting them to intrusive pandemic control measures, sources told Reuters.” – Michael Martina – OH, REALLY. THE U.S. DIDN’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE INTRUSIVE CONTROL MEASURES THAT THEY PUT ON THEIR OWN CITIZENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A Time for Introspection – “One option, of course, is to continue business as usual. That’s what is clearly going on today. Congress continues to dole out hundreds of millions of dollars to the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA, the three principal components of the national-security establishment. The other option is to put a stop to all this dangerous and destructive mayhem, which necessarily involves changing the United States in two fundamental respects:” – Jacob G. Hornberger
We Are in Unknown Territory — Russia Is Acting in Unprecedented Ways – “All bets are off. Russia has adopted a posture that is most un-Russian. And never has it openly and repeatedly threatened that if its far-reaching demands aren’t met almost immediately it would take matters into its own hands in ways that the West will not like one bit. Can we please take a moment and appreciate just how wildly uncharacteristic this is?” – Marko Marjanović – LONG BUT VERY INSIGHTFUL!!!!!!
Suddenly, It’s No Longer ‘Deeply Dangerous’ To Talk About Rigged Elections – “It wasn’t long ago that we were told that President Donald Trump’s questioning the legitimacy of the election wasn’t just unfounded, but a serious threat to the future of the nation. Yet here is President Joe Biden, predicting that the next election can’t be trusted, based on far less evidence than Trump had. And the press is celebrating him for it. You certainly never see complaints about how these false claims are threatening the fabric of our society. ” – I & I Editorial Board
Biden out for ice cream as Ukraine crisis, border crisis, inflation, and crime spin out of control – “Joe Biden has a funny way of dealing with crises. Instead of working the phones or discussing strategies with diplomats or military officials, he takes a jaunt outside for ice cream. He did something of that nature when he (and his secretary of state, Anthony Blinken) went on vacation when Afghanistan was collapsing — Biden to Camp David, Blinken to the Hamptons — while Biden’s sidekick, Kamala Harris, toured Singapore and Vietnam. ” – Monica Showalter
WH Can’t Explain Biden’s Empty Schedule as He Shows What His True Priority Is – “So what is Joe Biden doing amid all these crises? Surely he’s working every hour on these concerns to try to alleviate the problems, right? Well, not exactly. One of the reporters asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki why Biden had nothing on his schedule apart from the “PDB” — the Presidential Daily Briefing. That was a question that Psaki didn’t anticipate. Check how she attempts to justify what he’s doing and count the “ums” and “uhs” as she tries to think of things to say. ““Well, let’s see, um, this morning I think he had some policy meetings, uh, also a PDB meeting,” Psaki responded. “Uh, he, um, later this afternoon, uh, I think is doing some remarks review.” I’m kind of curious as to what the “remarks review” is she talks about. Is that when they review with Biden how he messed up the day before? I’ve never heard of a “remarks review” before.” – Nick Arama
Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from Supreme Court, paving way for Biden appointment – “The liberal justice’s decision to retire after more than 27 years on the court allows President Joe Biden to appoint a successor who could serve for several decades.” – Pete Williams – AND JUST WHO MIGHT DADDY DEMENTIA APPOINT? KAMALA???????????????????????????
Why Finding a Bolthole is More Important Than Ever – “For years, you’ve recommended that our readers find a second crib outside of their home country as a form of diversification. Political risks are indeed growing very, very rapidly. It’s better to locate where not only the weather suits your clothes but the way people think and act also suits you. Foreigners are more likely to allow an expat his eccentricities than his own countrymen.” – Doug Casey
Boris Johnson Posing as Churchill on Ukraine Is Slapstick Example of War-as-Distraction – “Boris Johnson attempting to start a war with Russia partly over an illicit birthday party is a descent into deplorable and gutless slapstick.” – Finian Cunningham
Biden’s Continuing Shameful Policy Regarding Yemen – “In his first major foreign policy speech as president, Joe Biden pledged to end U.S. involvement in Yemen’s bloody war. “This war has to end,” Biden emphasized, “and to underscore our commitment, we’re ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.” We’re going to continue to support and help Saudi Arabia defend its sovereignty, and its territorial integrity and its people.” That was a potential loophole large enough that an 18-wheel truck could drive through it. And the potential loophole soon became an actual one. His administration must stop supporting Saudi Arabia’s war of aggression and enabling Riyadh’s egregious human rights violations. Biden needs to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.” – Ted Galen Carpenter
Who’s Afraid of Jerome Powell? – “I get the feeling that some folks would rather be right about their hyperinflation theories rather than actually figuring out what’s really going on. But the reality is that something has changed and the markets are finally coming to that conclusion. For months I’ve been arguing that Jerome Powell ignited a firestorm when he raised the Reverse Repo Rate by 0.05%, pulling trillions in base liquidity from overseas markets while handing U.S. banks all the collateral they needed. It’s created a political firestorm on Capitol Hill who tried to oust him from the Chair and failed. They got three of his fellow hawks, but not the king. He was able to run out the political clock on both Build Back Better and opposition to his reappointment. But it doesn’t happen if Powell doesn’t have the backing of the people behind him. And who backs Powell? The New York Fed, that’s who.” – Tom Luongo
The ruble is getting wrecked. WAR? – “The ruble’s down. Something’s up? Maybe. War! W-A-R. This is the name of the new COVID mutation pulsating across the planet. Anyway. The ruble is getting a bit angsty. This is not unprecedented, actually. The ruble was hovering around this exact spot back in April 2021. But… there is a but. Your humble Moscow correspondent is not an economist or a foreign policy analyst. But—we do feel obligated to inform our readers that JP Morgan dumped its rubles… at a loss? Apparently yes:” – Edward Slavsquat – WHAT SHALL WE CALL THIS PHENOMENON, “DIMON DUMPING” PERHAPS!!!!!!
The Huge Stock Market Bubble Just Popped and the Fed Can’t Rescue It – “Liquidity has dried up and the most speculative issues have taken the biggest hit. Cathie Wood’s ARK ETF is an excellent example.” – Mish
The Most Splendid Housing Bubbles in America, January Update: Starting to Look Like a Mixed Bag – “Raging mania in Phoenix, stalling prices in Boston & Washington DC, dropping condo prices in San Francisco.” – Wolf Richter
Joe Biden’s Gasoline Problem Is Back – “Costly crude oil means runaway gasoline. With Brent now threatening to hit $90/bbl, pressure on the vital motor fuel remains to the upside. The same dynamic is at play in the U.S., where gasoline futures have surged more than 50% over the past 12 months.” – Tyler Durden
Trade deficit in goods tops $1 trillion in 2021 for first time as U.S. gobbles up imports – Jeffry Bartash – IS THERE ANYTHING NADE IN THE USA. DOESN’T APPEAR SO!!!!!!!!!
VERSE FOR THE DAY
Psalm 85:8 I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
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