Friends Of Australia Friday 21 January 2022

It’s once again an Australia Time Friday! It’s FRIDAY!!!!

The Tucker

Thomas Farms mini-T-bone lamb chops, in a cast iron skillet, with “fries cut” purple potatoes coated with olive oil. Into the oven, 30 minutes at 375 F.

No starter or desert tonight. Just “Meat and Potatoes”.

It was a busy day… and we just wanted comfort food.

The Wine

The wine tonight is “19 Crimes The Uprising” red wine aged 30 days in rum barrels.

This is a very nice and drinkable wine. I was buying their 375 ml Aluminum Bottles of it at $2.99 each. It is a flavorful and smooth wine. Deep purple color, smooth and with lots of fruit with a bit of an overtone of raisins. 15% alcohol, but not so you would notice it. This is one wine to buy whenever you see it.

The News

The Omicron Covid variant is infecting everyone it can find, with a doubling time of 2 days. Hundreds of thousands / day in the USA. 883K today alone. 80K in Australia (so isolation from the world clearly has failed) Running rampant in Australia as it does not care about masks, vexxination, or whatever.

The good news is that it isn’t nearly as lethal as prior variants. The bad news is that officialdom is still refusing to tell people to take Vitamin D, C, E, and to use Zinc & Quercetin (or better yet, Ivermectin). Just get the failed vexxine and go to the hospital when you think you are going to die.

Is there any other news that matters?

Masks selected for a variant that does not care about masks as it is aerosolized. The Vexxine selected for variants that escaped the leaky vexxine. This was entirely predictable and in fact was predicted at the very start of this crap, and every month between then and now. It just wasn’t as profitable for the Big Drug industry and without any kick-backs for Fauxi and any other political operatives on the take.

Just get over it, realize the only person who will make your life better and return your liberties to you, is you. Then get up and start taking control of your life and doing what needs doing for you. I did, and I’m much happier than those who didn’t. I’ve been using Ivermectin, and for 2 years I’ve had no disease. I’ve been free of any fear of this plandemic for at least 1.5 years. I’ve crossed the country a half dozen times, without a mask, and mingled with about 1/4 million of my “closest strangers”. And No Bad Thing Happened. Not to me. Not to my spouse. Not to my friends who are doing the same protocol.

Take your therapeutics, tell your politicians to “go pound sand” and get on with a normal life. I did, and it’s been a nice couple of years.

You can not comply your way to liberty and freedom. So I don’t.

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22 Responses to Friends Of Australia Friday 21 January 2022

  1. H.R. says:

    I’m pretty sure that Mrs. H.R. and I have been hit with the OM(G!)icron variant.

    I thought I’d shaken it in 48 hours last week, but it appears to have returned this week for another 48-hour bout. I’m symptom free but was tired today and will probably take it easy again tomorrow.

    I expect to be in fightin’ trim on Saturday.

    I think it sneaked past my Ivermectin because I was at the end of the effectivity of a dose. I upped my immune supplements and dosed with smaller, more frequent spritzes of Ivermectin.

    Someone here wrote earlier that they thought everyone that can get it would get it at some point, and I tend to agree.

    Just my opinion, but the Omicron variant seems to be around in tons, so it can get a pretty hefty viral load into people. I had a small chink in my immune armor and it found it.

    We’re not going to get tested to confirm Omicron. Heck! It wasn’t even worth seeing a doctor. I’ve had much worse common colds. Knowing wouldn’t change anything.

    We’ve self-isolated here in the RV park. I still visit, but I don’t go onto my friends’ lots. In this case, social distancing has some merit. I just make sure there’s plenty of fresh air and sunshine between me and those I greet, and then I move on.

    I’m confident that I’ll be unable to pass the “gift” along by tomorrow, but I’m going to wait until Sunday before going back to normal, just to make sure.

  2. Logau says:


    I read your first post – thank you so much – many months ago, I investigated it, I approved it, I went to the next pharmacy, I bought the product for humans (200 mcg / 30 kgs of bodymass, price negligible), I ingested it, I never fell ill. I live in a nation south of the equator; it is not a decadent, degenerate, ‘liberal’ nanny-tyranny-plutocracy practising enslavement by taxation.

  3. Sandy McClintock says:

    Well said 😀 … particularly concerning your last two paragraphs.
    I just returned from the Uk to Australia. The whole process involved lots of masks, RA tests, PCR tests, vaxx booster and hours of extra waiting around. Required arrival at checkin was 4 hours before takeoff.
    I also use pour on ivermectin as a spray on – as per your idea from months ago 👍

  4. Saighdear says:

    How about a Friends of Scotland day – on a Sunday ( huh – a sun day would be most days in Florida, n’est pas ? ) Greetings and belated Happy New Year from us. had a check on that cheap alco juice – – and that’s not the w orst; Tesco. seemed OK @ £10/ bottle but says scotland may be different… INTERNET ? huh, just a pain – seldom get the correct answers for your country. – and it depends on the time of day / week. our ISP virtual address is forever changing and at times comes up with nonsense, unless you tell Gargel who you are and what you’re doing.
    Well, just installed an OIL burning stove and wish we’d done it YEARS ago – 2 gallons / day gives us more than enough heat, cooking, water – what’s not to like? roll on the power cuts – we’ll have to eat all that thawing food then – all at once Pies pies pies. Hope there’s plenty Flour in the Bin. Slàinte Mhath.

  5. philjourdan says:

    Thanks for the tip on Quercetin.

  6. another ian says:

    Via Jo Nova

    “And in a shock announcement the English Cricket Board has announced the temporary appointment of Djovic as batting coach. “While we realise he has little experience in the game, we note that it took Australia 2 weeks to get him out””

  7. John Hultquist says:

    Following is a link to a good explanation of the Zinc-Quercetin immune boost.
    Other than D3 and a multi-pill, I prefer to get such things as iron, zinc, and quercetin in foods.
    One can find the Z+Q supplements for about 20¢ each (double that at some places); but I haven’t done that. Last spring a local grocery had a display for about $1 per pill. I might have been the only one in town that knew what it was meant for. I don’t think they sold any and the big display soon went away. [I do take about 5,000 units of Vitamin D3 each day.]

    In this mostly rural area, only about 1/2 of the people are wearing masks at grocery stores, none at farm & ranch type places.
    Via a remote feed to The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Washington’s governor Jay Inslee said the fastest way to end the pandemic is for everyone to keep masking up, to get vaccinated, and to get boosted.
    Being a low functioning politician, he has not a clue about this or climate change, another of his pet topics.

  8. John Hultquist says:

    Saighdear says about heating.
    I live in a cold region, although the lowest temp this winter has been Zero F { -18°C }.
    The house is all electric, so I need an emergency heat source. About 8 years ago we swapped out an old wood stove for a new model that is much more useful – on a regular basis. It has bells and whistles and a catalytic burner. Trees on the property are mostly poplar and cottonwood. I carry the wood into the house in 5-gallon buckets and need about 3 of these for an 8-hour burn. Having my own wood supply saves a lot of money. Neighbors have propane rather than oil.

  9. philjourdan says:

    @Another Ian – that is a true gem! Thank you for sharing it.

  10. E.M.Smith says:


    It may be that the Omicron exposure is so strong (so many folks blowing virus everywhere) that it takes a day or two for Ivermectin to bind to all of it. I’ve had a couple of events where I “felt like something was moving in” (nose has that tingly irritated feeling, bit of sneezes and drips) for 1/2 a day or so, and then gone. I’ve usually added extra Vit-D, Zinc and whatever when that happened.

    It is a bit of a race condition between the inoculum of virus and the drug, and at very low drug levels that race may not be in your favor…

    The FLCCC moved to once / week and got to 100% protection, but that was before Omicron. As there’s something like a 16 hour half life, splitting the dose into 2 doses / week will result in better minimum levels for the same amount of drug. I may change to that.


    Nice to hear that somewhere in the world there’s some sanity in government… And glad things went well for you.

    @Sandy McClintock:

    Glad you liked it!

    Well, has Scotland suffered some abuse at the hands of the Chinese? ( I started the Australia set when China started boycotting Australian goods, as a way to help pick up their market a bit ;-)

    So Amazon now shows it as “sold out”… Maybe there’s more stuck off shore Los Angeles port…


    You are most welcome. I find it convenient when traveling (airlines not being fond of bottles of mysterious flammable liquid nor mystery paste). Most health food stores have it (Sprouts, Whole Foods and such) and over the counter, too. It, plus zinc, is used by Dr. Zelenko to cure people who have caught Chinese Wuhan Covid (after they banned the sale of Hydroxychloroquine in NY) so it’s “doctor approved” as a protocol.

    I’ve gone a week at a time, a couple of times, on only that. 1 Gram Quercetin / day (big capsule full of what looks like leaf chips) with standard supplemental zinc. Once in the drive back across the South. Once on a drive into Florida then fly back where I spent about a week in Florida bumming about and enjoying the place. So not just locked in a room, but out in the world with lots of other folks around.

    It’s nice to have OTC alternatives to the “off label” use of cattle pour-on (that may become more difficult to get as the GGEBs tighten the screwage.)

    @John Hultquist:

    It’s nice to know the right foods to get the mix you want, but when “on the road” I’m often doing minimal “stuff to eat in the car” or “what does this restaurant have”… so more limited choices. So yeah, lots of foods are good for you for the vitamin & minerals you need.

    I’d love to have a small wood lot, but unlikely that will happen. I will be moving to where there’s more harvestable wood around. People plant scrub pines to hold their sand in place in Florida so the hurricane doesn’t blow their land away… then cut them down to build on it. Ought to be able to get any needed for a good long while fairly cheaply.

    I figure that in Florida I’ll need about ten bundles of a few gallons each… per year ;-)

  11. E.M.Smith says:

    Oh, and don’t forget your red wine:

    The Role of Quercetin in Wine
    Quercetin is a naturally occurring phenol in grape skins and stems that developed to protect grapes from ultraviolet light damage. Generally speaking, the more grapes are exposed to sunlight, the more quercetin they contain. Quercetin reacts with anthocyanins to make a deeper and more vibrant color. This process makes the color of the wine more stable though aging.

    *Quercetin’s Role in Wine and Health*
    There are a multitude of health benefits from quercetin. It is known to act as an anti-histamine and as an anti-oxidant.

    Heart Disease: Flavonoids like quercetin and resveratrol have been seen to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis by reducing LDL’s which in turn reduces plaque build up in arteries.
    Cancer: Quercertin and other flavonoids have been shown to inhibit the growth of certain cancerous cells; particularly in the breast, colon, prostate, and lung.
    Cholesterol: Quercetin may reduce cholesterol levels.
    Allergies, Hayfever and Asthma: Quercetin inhibits the release of allergic and inflammatory molecules. This is not a primary mechanism of action for quercetin from wine.

    So you can just eat very dark grapes, or…. Drink up me hearties Yo Ho! ;-0

    And don’t forget “The Science”:

    Moderate consumption of red wine has been associated with beneficial effects on human health, and this has been attributed to the flavonoid content. Factors that influence the bioavailability of this group of polyphenolic compounds are therefore important.
    Similar results were obtained when sacs were incubated in Krebs buffer containing a mixture of pure quercetin and quercetin-3-O-glucoside with or without alcohol, and, although effects on the apparent absorption of Q and Q-3-G were not so marked, concentrations of the metabolites quercetin-3-O-glucuronide and I were significantly increased by the presence of alcohol (P < 0.01 and P < 0.001, respectively).

    It is therefore plausible that the moderate alcohol content of red wine contributes to its beneficial health effects in humans by both increasing the absorption of quercetin and quercetin-3-O-glucoside and by channelling their metabolism towards O-methylation to yield compounds (T and I), which have potential protective effects against cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

    So there’s that ;-)

  12. philjourdan says:

    Re: Quercetin – I had been drinking Tonic (without the gin) for the binder, but that gets old sometimes (I do like the taste – just not every day). So that was a perfect fit for me since there are not too many cattle ranches round here. ;-)

  13. philjourdan says:

    As for the red Wine – I would drink it every day! But my wife does not like Red, and I seldom do the wine shopping. {hic}. As I said, seldom.

  14. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, ya know… some wine shops take phone or internet orders and deliver ;-)

  15. Compu Gator says:

    Self-administering quercetin “naturally” via red wine seems like a great idea, altho’ my so-called budget would limit me to something deplorable, e.g., boxed (Franzia?) “Chillable Red” [🍺].

    That conceded, a sibling who’s been obviously way-overweight for most of several decades reported advice from her/his primary-care physician [⚕], for anyone dancing–or just flirting–with diabetes:
    The presumed health-gain from quercetin via increasing consumption of red wine would be overcome by the accompanying health-loss from all the sugar in that same wine.

    Note 🍺 :  Well, why the hey-ell not?  I’m a beer bigot, not a wine bigot. No insults intended to Chiefio & his denizens who might self-identify as the latter.

    Note ⚕ :  The primary-care physician (PCP) in the U.S.A. acts as a medical gate-keeper for treatments and referrals. I  suppose that the name & role was an invention for managed care as provided by the U.S. health-insurance industry. But it could just as easily have come from a “socialized medicine” country.

  16. E.M.Smith says:

    Well you could get your quercetin from beer, but…

    Aglycone	Units	Average	Min	Max	Standard Deviation
    Quercetin	mg/100 ml	6.67e-03	0.00	0.04	0.02

    At 0.007 mg/100 ml, it would be 7 mg / 100 L, and that could take a while to drink… ;-)

    3. Dietary Sources of Quercetin
    Quercetin-type flavonols (primarily as quercetin glycosides), the most abundant of the flavonoid molecules, are widely distributed in plants. They are found in a variety of foods including apples, berries, Brassica vegetables, capers, grapes, onions, shallots, tea, and tomatoes, as well as many seeds, nuts, flowers, barks, and leaves. Quercetin is also found in medicinal botanicals, including Ginkgo biloba, Hypericum perforatum, and Sambucus canadensis [6,7,8]. In red onions, higher concentrations of quercetin occur in the outermost rings and in the part closest to the root, the latter being the part of the plant with the highest concentration [9]. One study found that organically grown tomatoes had 79% more quercetin than chemically grown fruit [10]. Quercetin is present in various kinds of honey from different plant sources [11]. Food-based sources of quercetin include vegetables, fruits, berries, nuts, beverages and other products of plant origin [12]. In the determined food, the highest concentration is 234 mg/100 g of edible portion in capers (raw), the lowest concentration is 2 mg/100 g of edible portion in black or green tea (Camellia sinensis) [13].

    Dietary intake of quercetin was different in several countries. The estimated flavonoid intake ranges from 50 to 800 mg/day (quercetin accounts for 75%), mostly depending on the consumption of fruits and vegetables and the intake of tea
    [14]. In the Suihua area of northern China, quercetin intake was reported to be 4.37 mg/day, where the main food sources of flavonol was apples (7.4%), followed by potatoes (3.9%), lettuce (3.8%) and oranges (3.8%) [15], whereas the average quercetin intake was 4.43 mg/day, with apple (3.7%), potato (2.5%), celery (2.2%), eggplant (2.2%), and actinidia (1.6%) being the main food sources of quercetin in Harbin, China [16]. The most recent study showed that quercetin intake is about 18 mg/day for Chinese healthy young males. In the USA, flavonol intake is about 13 mg/day for U.S. adults, while quercetin represents three-quarters of this amount. The mean quercetin intake was approximately 14.90 to 16.39 mg per day. Onions, tea, and apples contained high amounts of quercetin [17]. In Japan, the average and median quercetin intakes were 16.2 and 15.5 mg/day, respectively; the quercetin intake by men was lower than that by women; and the quercetin intakes showed a low correlation with age in both men and women. The estimated quercetin intake was similar during summer and winter. Quercetin was mainly ingested from onions and green tea, both in summer and in winter. Vegetables, such as asparagus, green pepper, tomatoes, and red leaf lettuce, were good sources of quercetin in summer [18]. In Australia, black and green teas were the dominant sources of quercetin. Other sources included onion, broccoli, apple, grape, and beans [19]. Analysis of the 24-h recall data indicated an average adult intake of total flavonoids (>18 years) of 454 mg/day. Apple was the most important source of quercetin until age 16–18 years, after which onion became an increasingly important prominent source [19]. In Spain, the average daily intake of quercetin is 18.48 mg/day, which is significantly higher than that in the United States (9.75 mg/day), based on sources like tea, citrus fruits and juice, beers and ales, wines, melon, apples, onions, berries and bananas [20].

    so there’s that…

    But it’s always possible some of the related polyphenols have similar bio-effects and beer has more of some of them.

    It is generally assumed that the higher the total polyphenols content of a beverage, the greater is its antioxidant activity. Our previous experiments on laboratory animals and clinical investigations showed that the content of total polyphenols is higher in white wine than in beer, but beer possessed a higher antioxidant activity. In order to find the sources, which determine the degree of the antioxidant activity the comparative content of some important phenolics in beer, red and white wines was examine. Total polyphenols, procyanidins, epicatechin, quercetin, ferulic p-coumaric and gallic acids were determined in these beverages. The content of total polyphenols was significantly higher in red wine than in white wine and beer (p < 0.0025 in both cases). Similar relationship was found for procyanidins, epicatechin, and quercetin, ferulic, p-coumaric and gallic acids (p < 0.0005 in most cases. The contents of total polyphenols and quercetin were significantly higher in white wine than in beer (p < 0.0125 and 0.01, respectively). But the contents of procyanidins, epicatechin and ferulic acid were statistically significant higher in beer than in white wine (p < 0.005, p < 0.05 and p < 0.0025 respectively). The higher contents of procyanidins, epicatechin and ferulic acid in beer is a possible explanation of the marked antioxidant activity of diets supplemented with this beverage rather than with white wine in our experiments on laboratory animals.

    So a bit of a “Dig Here!” on those procyanidins… (epicatechin is known to help with Chinese Wuhan Covid…) so don’t give up yet!

    I suspect though that the heavier ales and dark beers are the richest sources, not Busch Lite…

    Maybe you could find some green tea infused beer ;-)

  17. E.M.Smith says:

    OMG! It’s a thing:

    Per the wiki, Matcha is a powdered green tea from Korea:

    Green Tea Beer Recipe
    1 teaspoon Matcha
    1/4 cup hot water (175ºF)
    1 ice cold beer
    A drink shaker with a screw on lid
    Spoon 1 teaspoon of matcha into a shaker.
    Screw the lid tightly onto the shaker (See image #3), and shake until the matcha dissolves (See note below).
    Slowly release the air from the shaker. Now, you have a nice frothy matcha mix (See image #4).
    Pour the matcha into a glass, and add your favorite beer.

    Or you can buy it:

    Green Tea Pilsner
    This crisp pilsner style lager is brewed using natural Matcha Green Tea powder as a dry hop addition. When the fermentation process has ended, our brewers use a “Cold Brew” process to create a batch of highly concentrated liquid green tea, which is added to the bright tank just prior to placing the beer in kegs. The green tea provides a clean and grassy aroma and taste – and a mild blast of antioxidants not typically found in beer!

    So, OK, juice up the beer and go for it! We already know the alcohol helps get it absorbed.

  18. YMMV says:

    My opinion only. It’s time to change the thread title.
    Not friends of Australia, but friends of Australians.
    The difference is that Australia is going hell for leather to become a Communist utopia, like China.
    We get a little bit of the tyranny news. This interview goes into more details.

    Doctors losing their licenses because they said something against the lockdowns.
    Web sites being shut down for saying things that the government doesn’t like.

    It’s not just Australia, although Australia is one of the leaders in the great reset.
    The problem is that there is no where to escape to. It’s everywhere.
    So there is no choice, it’s all or nothing. Complete submission or resistance.

  19. philjourdan says:

    I live in the old dominion. So Internet and Delivery is not an option. I have to admit the Commonwealth has come far from its southern Baptist roots, but still has far to go to catch up with Cali or Fla.

  20. E.M.Smith says:


    There are still a few places with freedom and choice. Unfortunately, many (most? all?) of them are far far away from Australia and involve other languages most of the time.

    FWIW, my usage of “Australia” is in the sense of “Australian Nation” as in all the people living in a place. Not in the sense of “Australian Government”…

  21. another ian says:

    If darker beers have more then stout ought to be “super gasp”?

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