W.O.O.D. – 6 November 2022 – The Election Cometh…


This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)

Immediate prior one here:

and remains open for threads running there (at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).

Canonical list of old ones here:

“Me” News

The Towing Saga

There’s an interesting gadget that anyone with a newer tow vehicle will want to know about. It is a device that pretends to be a bunch of incandescent lights. Vehicles with a computer and an ability to sense if the tail light is burned out get confused by LED Lights on trailers. For many European cars, in particular, this is a problem. Some newer FORD pickups too.

After months of trying to figure out what was wrong, visiting Mercedes Dealers, RV Sales places, Cargo Trailer sellers & more, 2 guys at Northern Tool figured it out and pointed me at the web page to buy one:

Trailer Connector Adapter w/ Lamp-Out Sensor Bypass – 7-Way RV to 7-Way RV – Vehicle End – 20142


Then there’s this “Brake Controller” that get’s plugged into it:

This makes about a foot long kludge hanging off the trailer plug on the back of the car, then you get to plug in the trailer… Overall this is angled downward at about 40 degrees or so. IMHO this gets too close to the road for my comfort. Yes, it would work, but one high spot in a parking lot or one big speed hump and it risks getting knocked out.

So I’m looking for some kind of alternative. Perhaps as simple as a cable extender so I can just cable tie the whole thing to the trailer hitch frame…

But at least now my tow vehicle does, in fact, properly run the running lights, turn signals, and brake lights on the test trailer.

Frankly, I’d rather NOT have to use an “app” on my cell phone to run the trailer brakes via BlueTooth. I’d rather just have the older less flexible kind of brake controller that just puts on the brakes when you light up the brake lights (or one with the little pendulum inside that does braking). But the trailer sales guys don’t seem to want to sell them anymore.

Any advice on Trailer Brake Controllers appreciated.

The Next Hurricane

There’s another Hurricane in the making out in the Atlantic. Various models right now have it crossing Florida “near me”. Oh Joy. Here’s hoping it misses me instead. Keep your eyes on this one. IFF it continues to head my way, that means I need to hustle up and re-do my Hurricane Prep. It will also mean Yet Another Delay in my moving my stuff.

I also need to get a better emergency power generation solution.

The Trip To Oklahoma

I did a round trip to Oklahoma for a birthday party for a person I’d never met. Florida Friend grew up with him. We’ve each heard stories about the other, now we’ve met ;-)

2 days driving out, 2 days driving back, and 2 days in the middle when we got to sleep a little ;-)

News & Events

In Ukraine the claims that Russia was running out of men, tanks, and ammunition were shown to be false. Ukraine was dumb enough to attack Russian infrastructure in Russia after they were told it would bring huge retribution. Then Russia launched days and days of rocket and artillary attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure and has built up a large force in the New Russian Republics, most likely preparatory to further attacks on Ukrainian forces when the ground freezes fully.

Watch this space for a Russian takeover of Odessa. Also watch as Rump Ukraine tries to deal with running a war and an economy without electricity. IMHO, it’s all over but the end game and Ukraine is already a Dead Man Walking. Germany has shut down metal smelting, fabricating, ammonia production (needed for fertilizer and making gunpowder…), glass making and more. The EU without natural gas and enough oil can not long contribute anything more to the cauldron in Ukraine. The USA is about to run out of Diesel, so good luck shipping anything from OUR military supply over to Ukraine. The people of the USA will not be willing to accept empty grocery stores from lack of Diesel when that same Diesel is being wasted shipping things to Ukraine to be destroyed.

There’s an evacuation broadcast for Nov. 7th for Kherson City (so perhaps an election day “surprise” expected?) and Kiev is talking about an evacuation as 40% of Ukraine’s power is already gone.

Destruction of The West via embracing Gang Green Policies means we will be unable to support Ukraine or their war effort for much longer.


Has already said to count them out. Going to get the fuel needed to take care of their own folks and forget Ukraine.


Economic Dead Man Walking. Just doesn’t realize it yet. Restarting coal plants and mining. MAYBE it can be saved if they can get enough coal and nuclear going again fast enough..


Has a WEF Puppet In Charge. Good luck with that. We’ll have to see what he does (and what the Old Boy King does too…). But it looks a lot like a long cold winter is coming for The People. Expect to see a sideways sneak of one sector of the economy after another back into the (failing) EU via various ‘agreements’ that are called anything but rejoining the EU.

Then there’s Brazil

Looks like they “Pulled a Biden” style election in Brazil. The People are out in the streets protesting by the millions. This needs a good “Dig Here” along with watching how it developes.

In short, the world is going from A Royal Mess, headed toward a Right F-up all over the place, largely driven by WEF / UN / Progressive / Democrat Party policies.

The Election

And the only real hope on the horizon is that The Big Steal is hobbled enough that the vote on Nov. 8th will start to turn things around. OTOH, the Dims might retain power (legitimately or not) and / or we could end up in W.W.III as NATO piles up troops on the border of Ukraine.

So hang onto your hat, it looks like a bumpy next month…


This will continue to be DIY for a while still.


For more recent events, see:

Bongino Report:


Or Whatfinger:


I’ve also gotten addicted to the Top Ten Memes of the week from WatchMAGA here:


They have interesting “bite” to them, along with a tendency to highlight the news of the week in memes, so good as a social attitude pointer too. Plus they are “way fun” ;-)

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386 Responses to W.O.O.D. – 6 November 2022 – The Election Cometh…

  1. another ian says:

    “New Revelations About Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop (Twitter) Surface Under New Management
    November 7, 2022 | Sundance | 27 Comments”


  2. another ian says:

    “This evening we travel back to this day in 1885 to learn about Canada’s first transcontinental railway, the Canadian Pacific, being completed in British Columbia.

    Your best transcontintental tips are mightily appreciated!”


  3. E.M.Smith says:

    Weatherman Plus forecasting 4 feet of snowfall in the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada in California. (BTW, not a surprise. Nevada means snowy and Sierra is mountains so literally named “snowy mountains”… but it is a big storm coming.)

    Also has snow across the entire North West corner of the lower 48 States with coverage over most of Nevada possible, lots in New Mexico, and down into the mountains of Arizona (so not taking I-40 anywhere ;-)

    Basically, it’s I-10 for crossing the West right now as I-90, I-80, I-70, Highway 50 across Nevada and the Sierras, and even I-40 (Flagstaff & Tehachapi mountains) will all be snowy. Kind of glad I’m not loaded up in California trying to make the run back before the rains & snow hit ;-)

    Then there’s a new Sub Tropical Storm headed for Bermuda, then to cross Florida (twice…) present path right about where I’m at. Hopefully as the path finalizes it will end up NOT on top of me. Having 2 hurricanes in my first year might be just a bit too much of a “baptism”…

    So “interesting weather” coming for the next week or two.

  4. The True Nolan says:

    Hmmm… yes, a false flag mini-nuke in Kherson City would be a good diversion from election stealing here in the US. I pray such an evil thing does not happen, mostly for the lives which would be inevitably lost, but for the chaos which would be felt around the world.

    Here is something a bit more amusing. Most readers here know what “Russell Conjugation” is, but for those who don’t, it is the rhetorical or propaganda use of emotionally tainted words to promote a slanted interpretation of the facts. The well known example is “I am unwavering, you are obstinate, he is a pig-headed fool!” I do not normally read MSNBC but almost accidentally ended up here this morning:

    Just for giggles, see how many examples of Russell Conjugation you find.

  5. Ossqss says:

    Heads up again Floridians.

  6. E.M.Smith says:


    Yup. Headed more or less toward my boat… then will cross Florida more or less over my head… Just what I didn’t need, a 2-Fer Huricaness my first season…


    FWIW, I’ve got my office set up enough to make a Real Linux Computer “Go”. I’m typing this on a new boot of an Odroid XU4 (bought with all my PayPall balance…).

    It is a “fresh boot” and I’m logged in as “guest” with nearly no customizations, but it’s the first-fire “proof of operation”. Normally it takes me about a day to do the basic customizations and a couple more to get all the OS the way I like it; but I’m leaving that for some future time… (Hopefully as I unpack boxes in my office I’ll find my OLD XU4 and can just use it ;-)

    But it’s nice to be off a Chromebook for a while …and on a big screen (Toshiba about 42? inches). Oh, and sitting in a proper chair while I type ;-)

    Now I can actually start re-building my office / lab kit. Hard Disks and all.


    Very fond of them… first learned them from Yes Minister ;-) as “irregular verbs”.

  7. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, I ought to have expected dashed hopes. Ubuntu w/SystemD using Chromium browser is gliching the video and not playing music on a youtube video… I’d hoped that maybe someone would have fixed it in the last couple of years. But no.

    Oh Well.

    So I guess background music from this one is out of the question for now…

  8. Ossqss says:

    @EM, gonna be some high water coming to your boat. Full moon and 3-5′ or more on top with a persistent long-lived onshore fetch.

  9. Terry Jackson says:

    E. M.
    Bluetooth is used to set up the Controller for electric brakes. You need to get the level of braking action right for the load, no locking up the trailer brakes. You will need to reset the sensitivity once fully loaded. The system is set it and leave it alone, except if you want to manually apply trailer brakes, then you need to phone with active screen and press the Big Red Button. At least, that is what the eTrailer description says, an it is consistent with the operation of the older proportional controllers.

    The alternate is a trailer with surge brakes, no controller needed. Lots of Florida Boat dealers offer these on their boat trailers. I believe UHaul also uses surge brakes.

    There are extension cords for the trailer wiring. Plug into the car, bind the other end to the A frame on the trailer, and plug in all the other bits, angles no longer matter.

    Best wishes for success.

  10. The True Nolan says:

    Take 1:32 seconds to hear some mad, tinfoil hat, conspiracy talk from 2002, twenty years ago:

  11. another ian says:

    FWIW – thoughts from idle moments

    “A thought for when you view a photo of a wind farm –

    John Cadogan (Oz motoring video producer) refers to Mercedes as “Three Prong”

    One could borrow the term and adapt “Three coins in a fountain” to that scene, starting with (e.g.)

    “Three prongs on a mountain”


    “So that’s what I’ve been missing all along. It always nagged away at me, you know ….. “what am I missing here?”

    Wind power.

    It’s got nothing to do with generating power

    It’s all just a subliminal advertisement for ….. Mercedes Benz!!

    Cue Curly”

  12. E.M.Smith says:


    Good Thing is that the boat is a few miles up the river channel behind the breakwater and after the Intercoastal… It is likely to be OK as long as the wind doesn’t tear it loose.

    @Terry Jackson:

    Found the extension cord on eTrailer. Looks like about $20. That solves the “dragging the stick” problem.

    As I’m basically just going to be very slowly getting on the freeway, driving 2800 miles, then getting off in flatland Florida, I don’t need a lot of fancy brake controls. (Frankly, the stuff I did back about ’70s didn’t even have brakes…). When towing I tend to the incredibly slow reaction time and most gentle of speed changes…

    I suppose I’ll just go ahead and do the Bluetooth & phone thing. I was happy with the “surge brakes” on the car hauler I used with the ML to get the wagon out here… but it looks like I may be swimming up stream to want “obsolete” braking … but nice to know the name is “surge brakes”.


    Yeah. Supposedly some kind of special one. “Blood Moon”? Whatever that is.

    Tides about as high as they can get at just the wrong time…


    That’s Spooky!

    Guess when you are living 20 years ahead of everyone else, it makes you look like a nut… when clearly he was “heavy with clue”…

    @Another Ian:

    I’ll never look at my hood ornament the same way again…

  13. E.M.Smith says:

    Looks like some USA armored vehicles have removed a “Blockade” of a fuel terminal in Haiti. Something like 40 dead. Not clear to me at this time if the vehicles were operated by USA Military or just handed over to the Haitian Military / Police. So we’re supporting an “installed” government at the request of the IMF who demanded fuel price hikes such that most folks couldn’t afford fuel.

    Somehow I don’t think that will make the Haitian People happy with their government….

    News report saying USA & Canada delivered armored vehicles to the Haitian police. Though it sounded like the reporter was saying “International Police”…

    For anyone not familiar: A popular President of Haiti was murdered by “unknown” folks who seemed to be a lot like USA Mercenaries would be…

    Looks like just another day in the USA invasions of minor countries that don’t follow the Globalist Directions well enough…

    Sigh. I think I’m getting jaded.

  14. another ian says:


    What ever you turned up in we’d know there was a good reason!

  15. another ian says:

  16. another ian says:

    Re Haiti

    Now 59 states?

  17. another ian says:

    “A Voter’s Primer: The Seven Health Policy Habits of Insanely Progressive People”


  18. Simon Derricutt says:

    A couple of articles worth a look….
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-small-business/more-than-a-third-of-us-small-businesses-couldnt-pay-all-their-rent-in-october/2022/10/31/f7f5bd06-594c-11ed-bc40-b5a130f95ee7_story.html shows that the USA is in a parlous state. Small businesses unable to earn enough to pay their bills. If this keeps on too long, they go bust.
    https://www-military-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.military.com/daily-news/2022/11/04/us-air-force-says-penis-shaped-flight-path-pointed-russian-base-coincidence.html/amp might be an accident, of course, but drawing pictures using a flight-path tracker has become a thing since flight-trackers became easily available. The temptation to draw a cock-and-balls may be irresistible….

  19. Jon K says:

    The deep state has been manipulating the public for a long time.

  20. The True Nolan says:

    @another ian: The people who think men can get pregnant also think that if you put a saddle onto a dog, it becomes a horse.

  21. another ian says:

    “Now they tell us: Wind power giant says it was a mistake to say renewables would only get cheaper”

    ““Vestas CEO says industry went too far with cheap-energy pledge” ”


  22. another ian says:

    Hard to argue with looking from the outside –

    “What Do You Run On…..” “…. when you have nothing to run on?”


    And Arizona at antics already by the look of it

  23. E.M.Smith says:

    Per Dr. Steve Turley:

    First Republican in 32 years (and only the 2nd in 50 years) elected in Guam.

  24. YMMV says:

    another ian: “Thoughts on today’s midterm elections”
    Hunter Biden is seen boarding a flight to Brunei, which has no extradition treaty with the U.S.

    Can you say Guantanamo? I knew you could.

  25. Ossqss says:

    Guam Cheese? :-)

  26. another ian says:

    “Should failing students really graduate as doctors?”


    My view is that, if you didn’t have to work for it, then it was a waste of time.

  27. pinroot says:

    Looks like DeSantis is still governor, and one district has flipped from blue to red. The two races I’m most concerned about are Arizona (Lake/Hobbs) and Pennsylvania (Oz/Fetterman). Those will take days to decide, and the longer it takes to decide, the more likely the cheat is in.

  28. another ian says:

    And Saunders in Arkansas

    And from Oz

    “Go Woke Go Broke”

    “Saputo – which makes the cheese formerly known as Coon *– will will close one of its Australian factories and curtail operations at two others”

    *re any moderation – that brand name was in honour of the bloke who worked out the process used to make it and whose surname was – guess what?

    It was rebranded to “Cheers” and I for one was a previously regular customer that has bought none of it since the name change.


  29. another ian says:
  30. another ian says:

    Hmmmmm! There seems to be a pandemic of these!



  31. another ian says:

    ““The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

    And to misquote Santayana –

    Those refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and those who do learn from history are doomed to watch helplessly while everybody else repeats it.

    Welcome to the ranks of the helpless.”


  32. another ian says:



  33. E.M.Smith says:

    I wake up to find that brain damaged Fedderman supposedly won over the Dr. who ought to be treating him. What to make of it?

    Either the voters have gone mad, or the fix was in. I can think of nothing else that makes sense.

    I would like to see % win by D & R plotted vs. where Dominion Voting Machines are in use…

    Florida has a rather firm identity verification ( a voter ID card is issued when you register and you present it, along with a photo ID, when you vote) and was strongly R in the election. Places with the most crazy (literally?) D folks running (and, I suspect, the most crazy rules) had the D’s win. Coincidence? Whitmer, really? Fedderman, OMG? so it goes.

  34. jim2 says:

    I’m glad I didn’t buy in to the “red wave” BS. I figured I would wake up disappointed.

  35. jim2 says:

    Trudeau destroyed? He probably wears any criticism from the right as a badge of honor! He is truly an idiot!

    In a new trailer for the forthcoming inaugural season of Canada’s Drag Race: Canada Vs. The World, fans of the franchise got a sneak peek of the upcoming competition and just a few of the special guests set to appear on the show. One of them just so happens to be the Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.


  36. E.M.Smith says:

    Looks like someone else has noticed the disconnect between what seemed the mood of the people and the results in States with Democrat Preference voting systems:


    It has been openly acknowledged since about 1960 (at least) that the Democrats win by cheating. Republicans let this system fester, then grow, and eventually blossom into full control of the voting apparatus in many (most?) States. They will now be a “controlled opposition” at best; at least until the formal “vote” for one party rule…

    The general response during the ’70s & ’80s was “Well, they can only cheat by a few percent, so we just need to get a 5% to 10% excess to win.” Now you know where that kind of “acceptance of the steal” gets you.

    IMHO, it’s pretty easy to show the problem. Look at the known and proven ability to manipulate votes in Dominion Voting Machines, the ownership of the company by China; and then look at all the States that still use them. Anyone who wants honest elections would have dumped them on even a cursory inspection of the “features”. Those who keep them want those “features” to assure their continued election results.


    Dominion voting machines have the potential to be breached, according to an advisory from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

    These, of course, are the machines that caused controversy in the 2020 election.

    The Dominion machines are now shown to have nine vulnerabilities, according to the Friday advisory.

    Note that those easy hacks are in addition to the “features” of the software that let any “spoiled” vote go to a bucket where the operations supervisor can change the vote to anyone they want.


    Dominion Voting Systems Received $120 Million From 19 States And 133 Local Governments To Provide Election Services (2017-2019)

    Dec 8, 2020,07:00am EST

    Dominion Voting Systems is the second largest vendor in the non-transparent and entrenched election system industry where three vendors control 88-percent of the market.

    Recent Dominion contracts
    with major counties and cities across America set service agreements for years or even decades—helping lock-in the company’s dominant market position and prevent competition.
    Dominion Voting Systems was paid $118.3 million to provide election services during the past three years, according to public records. Their revenues came from 19 states and 133 local governments including counties, cities, and even a couple of school districts.

    Since presidential election of 2020, Dominion has come under wide public scrutiny, particularly in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—critical toss-up states with close winning margins.

    In their Dunn & Bradstreet filings, Dominion claimed annual sales of $36.5 million with contracts in 22 states and 600 local jurisdictions. However, the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative estimated that Dominion was in 1,645 jurisdictions with $100 million in annual revenues (2018).

    So, our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com tracked Dominion’s revenues using state and local government spending disclosures, i.e. their checkbooks. (Dominion is a private company and, therefore, is not required to disclose financials. However, public bodies must be transparent, because they spend taxpayer money.)

    Compiling the records required open record requests in 49 of the 50 states and in 11,400 local governments. Only California, which we are suing, rejected our sunshine request.

    Here is a state-by-state description of our findings. (Download our raw payment data spanning 2017 through 2019.)

    Georgia: In 2019, a $107 million ten-year contract with Dominion procured by the Secretary of State covers 30,000 touch screen voting machines and the installation of a “verified paper ballot” voting system. $89 million in payments were front-loaded into the first two-years of the contract.

    Georgia contracts with Dominion Voting Systems.
    Costs, fees, and payments to Dominion Voting Systems as contracted by the state of Georgia in 2019.

    New Mexico: Dominion received $52 million from the state government. Services included the full suite of hardware and software information-technology agreements.

    Michigan: $31.5 million flowed from the state government ($30.8 million) and 22 localities over the last three years. Top spending local governments included Detroit ($457,880); Livonia ($65,310); Saginaw ($53,314); Dearborn ($22,975) and Antrim County ($20,056).

    Services included machines, equipment repair, election services, ballot marking printers, vote tabulators and ballot boxes, modem cell services contracts, election coding, and voting machine coding.

    Nevada: Clark County, the largest in Nevada, contracted for $28.7 million to have the company run its elections through 2032. The Secretary of State’s Office paid Dominion for $510,130.

    California: In 2019, the County of Santa Clara contracted with Dominion for up to $16.2 million to run their election services for the next eight-years. San Francisco’s 2019 contract covers five-years for an amount not to exceed $12.7 million.

    $11.1 million in payments to Dominion came from just 15 counties and cities. The largest payer was Alameda ($5.2 million). Other counties included San Francisco ($4.2 million, Butte ($376), Glenn ($42,350), Monterey ($233,291), San Benito ($173,049), Santa Cruz ($583), Shasta ($3,975), Sierra ($9,571), Siskiyou ($127,314), Kern ($127,267), San Luis Obispo ($500,536), and San Mateo ($457,703).

    Illinois: Cook County, the second most populous county in the country, signed a $31 million ten-year contract with Dominion in 2018. Competitor Election Systems & Software (ES&S) sued alleging equipment scanning problems and lack of state certification; later, ES&S dropped the case. Chicago has a ten-year $22 million deal.

    From 2017-2019, payments of $6.2 million from six counties and cities flowed to Dominion. Cook County ($5.5 million) and the City of Chicago ($533,018) were the largest payers. Other counties included DuPage ($70,520), Kankakee ($9,900), Macoupin County ($15,153), and Winnebago ($18,900).

    Arizona: We found the 2019-2022 contract in Maricopa County at total taxpayer cost of $6.1 million over three-years. The City of Phoenix also paid Dominion $48,300.

    New York: The state spent $95.8 million with Dominion from 2008 through 2014 then renewed the contract through 2021.

    From 2017-2019, $4.4 million from 44 government entities paid Dominion. Here are the top five counties: Suffolk ($1.1 million), Niagara ($539,334), Orange ($336,480), Monroe ($301,435), and Madison ($300,884). Interestingly, there were six school districts paying Dominion for election services.

    Purchase descriptions ranged from batteries, compact flash memory cards, receipt paper for voting machines, warranty and support for “imagecast voting,” EMS 3-day training, absentee central count ballots and election day ballots, “pre marked test ballots,” firmware and hardware warranty, voting systems, and much more.

    Pennsylvania: $1.1 million from five counties contracted with Dominion: Armstrong ($701,560), Crawford ($201,880), Washington ($121,880), Somerset County ($39,286), and Warren ($10,532). The disclosures did not list the services purchased.

    Wisconsin: Dominion voting machines are used in the counties of Racine, Washington, and Ozaukee. In the large counties of Dane and Milwaukee, ES&S machines are used.

    We were not able to capture government checkbook data on Dominion expenditures in Wisconsin.
    Note: The numbers cited in this article are not representative of Dominion’s entire business.

    Background: Dominion responded recently to claims of election misinformation, here. PBS raised security questions regarding electronic voting in early 2020, here.

    I find it curious that Maricopa County is the one in Arizona where the vote tabulation was “having issues”… and that the list of States & other places where Dominion is shown above reads like a list of just those places needed to flip control…

    And the Band Plays On…

  37. jim2 says:

    It’s easy to allege cheating, but unless there is a way to prove it, it changes nothing. I would add that I am against complex, internet-connected voting machines. I’m also against lax voter validation laws. But what comes of that? It’s pretty obvious there are idiots around the country that actually want fools for leaders. The margin is too high, IMO, in many places for it to be cheating only.

  38. Jon K says:

    New search engine for conservatives to try out.


    Searches are kind of slow and it seems to push foxnews to the top of all my searches so far. It seems pretty establishment too.

  39. another ian says:

    “As Wednesday Dawns….”

    “It is done.

    Now we find out whether politics is indeed the peaceful version of physical war or that barrier is, at least in the United States, gone.”


    Way back in BC I found a reference that implied that the US had contributed to our electoral system – which was a hell of a suprise!

    So I went and found the reference and it was the other way – way back when the US had borrowed from ours. IIRC it was in the 1920’s and what it was would be IIRC. I don’t have that reference either.

    By that item above might be time they had another serious look.

  40. another ian says:

    From IIRC – likely it was this –

    ” Ballot – Ballotpedia
    › Ballot
    During the United States’ first century, all elections were held in the open and neighbor saw how neighbor voted. Australia in the mid-19th Century was known for electoral intimidation and, as a result, made the switch from public elections to secret ballots.”

  41. another ian says:

    “The mid-term elections: order, counter-order, disorder…”


    “Tucker Breaks Into Fox News Election Night Coverage to Sow Doubt”


  42. jim2 says:

    I’m totally disgusted with the voting systems in some of these places. Florida can do it. Arizona should emulate them.

  43. another ian says:

    Less than happiness in cryptoworld?



  44. jim2 says:

    Gun-totin’ Lauren Boebert was projected to lose her seat. She is making a comeback.


  45. jim2 says:

    It’s a good thing FTX is imploding. Sam Bankman-Fried, the perp, was wanting to “change the world” and not in a good, conservative way. Hopefully, his save-the-world effort will get derailed by this. Couldn’t have happened to a better libtard.

  46. H.R. says:

    We’re getting pounded by decent winds here on the Gulf coast a smidge South of Tampa.

    We keep hearing a ‘thump’ from time to time. Thought it might be a hatch door, but I had made sure all hatches were closed up. Most likely it a very stout palm frond. I’d go look, but I don’t think it’s wise to step out.

    I couldn’t win the lottery, but I’d be almost certain to step out when a 70-mph gust blew something my way and I’d win a clunk on the noggin. There’s luck and then there’s ‘just my luck’.

    We should be fine, though we are getting some side winds that we didn’t get from Ian. We got hit broadside with a few gusts and the trailer only rocked an inch.

    This afternoon the winds will start coming from the Southwest and there is a huge windbreak from that direction. We just have a few more hours of the crosswinds.

    I don’t know when we’ll get a report on E.M.’s boat. I expect he’s just fine in his house, but the storm passed really close to Port St. Lucie. Rats! I don’t have the map up, but I think the back side of Nicole has just passed or is almost past E.M.’s boat. I hope it came out OK.

  47. Ossqss says:

    Hang in there @HR, the worst is over, and it should settle down further over the next couple hours.

    Heck, I forgot you were down here. You were welcome to evacuate to here, but I guess it is a bit late now.

  48. E.M.Smith says:

    The eye more or less went over the boat. This meant there was a lot of wind, but not much storm surge or waves. Most of the damage from the storm happened north of the boat. Our neighbors in the next slip, stayed aboard through the storm; and sent a video showing all was well with the boat.

    At the house, nobody else on the street was boarding up, but I put my boards up (since they were already cut, sized & built). Took them down this morning as they were not needed at all. It was a Tropical Storm when it got here, but not a very strong one. What was left of the “eye” passed over us a few hours ago.

    No damage anywhere.

  49. H.R. says:

    @Ossqss – I wasn’t too worried about the wind since the rig made it through much higher gusts during Ian.

    That mystery banging was a hatch. It was the door to water hookups and has a 4″ drain in the bottom of the compartment. I guess the wind caught it just right and the latches need moved a smidge to have a little more engagement. The whole compartment is designed for water spraying around inside, so there was no water damage from the open door.

    Yeah, I’ll keep your place in mind as a bugout location, depending on what future storms bring. It wouldn’t have worked out well for either of us if Ian had hit about 40 miles or so farther North.

    Yesterday was the end of week one here in Florida. I should have everything done and dusted by week two. I was planning on giving you a shout next week about meeting up somewhere.

    I thought maybe we could take a little tour to the South of you to survey some of Ian’s damage, that is if we don’t go where we’d be in the way of ongoing cleanup efforts. I am a little curious how the Ringling mansion fared. I’m sure they have serious storm shutters, and the break wall is stout. I’d imagine the first floor would need a bit of drying out. I think I’ll go search on that.

    Oho! Ther wind doth blow more from the South, now. That windbreak behind us makes it seem as if it’s just a breezy day right now. I’m going to step out and look around.

    I’ll talk at you towards the end of next week, then,

  50. H.R. says:

    The Ringling lost a few smaller trees and a lot of branches. Other than that, they didn’t have any damage to speak of. They are fully open for business.

    We like to hit the Ringling complex when we are down in Florida. We have been there three times and have still not seen everything. It’s yuuuge!

  51. another ian says:

    Take note!

    “It’s bugs for you and beef medallion for us: COP27 is a hypocrisy junket”


  52. another ian says:

    Judith Curry on the glaciers of Glacier National Park and those vanishing signs


  53. Jeff says:

    @H.R. With fronds like that, who needs enemies…

    Glad to hear you’re OK!

  54. another ian says:

    And a suggested sign replacement from comments there –

  55. another ian says:

    “David Armstrong and Kesten Green, The Scientific Method: A Guide to Finding Useful Knowledge. Cambridge University Press, 2022. ”

    “This book is not a contribution to the academic literature, it is much more important and helpful than that. It is actually more than one book, in a single set of covers. One of the books is a practical handbook or an operating manual for working scientists who are trying to make sense of information and solve a scientific or practical problem while in contrast philosophers of science are concerned with the fashionable problems in the academic literature at the time.”


  56. another ian says:


    Click to access Report.pdf

    Hunter’s bid for president?

    And also in that sort of territory

  57. jim2 says:

    The implosion of FTX is a real CF …

    (Bloomberg) — Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX Trading exchange held $900 million in liquid assets against $9 billion of liabilities the day before Friday’s bankruptcy filing, the Financial Times reported Saturday, citing investment materials the newspaper had seen.

    Most Read from Bloomberg

    ‘It’s All Gone’: FTX Bankruptcy Has Retail Traders Bracing for Losses

    Bankrupt FTX Hit by Mysterious Outflow of About $662 Million

    Bankman-Fried’s Assets Plummet From $16 Billion to Zero in Days

    Musk Warns Twitter Bankruptcy Possible as Senior Executives Exit

    Elizabeth Holmes Asks for a Lenient 18-Month Sentence at Home

    Most of the recorded assets are either illiquid venture capital investments or crypto tokens that are not widely traded, according to the spreadsheet. The biggest asset as of Thursday was listed as $2.2 billion worth of a cryptocurrency called Serum.


  58. another ian says:

    “If only the US could afford to use paper and pens instead of machines, it would all have been finished. Welcome to Dystopia-World, where the real battle is the struggle to get legal votes counted in the richest nation on Earth. The Arizona slow-roll debacle should have the people in the streets…”

    More at


  59. another ian says:

    “Nitrous Oxide and Climate”

    “Key takeaways from the paper:

    At current rates, a doubling of N2O would occur in more than 400 years.
    Atmospheric warming by N2O is estimated to be 0.064oC per century.
    Increasing crop production requires continued application of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer in order to feed a growing population.”

    More at


  60. another ian says:

    “On FTX And Crypto Generally”


  61. another ian says:

    And in that general area –

    “Cascading Trouble for FTX Crypto Exchange Leads to Inquiries of Campaign Donations to Democrats and Regulators
    November 12, 2022 | sundance | 151 Comments”


  62. another ian says:

    Have a look/listen to


    More research needed for me so this came up


    Add that to the thread title?

    More looking though

  63. another ian says:


    “More Doom Porn, Election Edition”


  64. another ian says:

    Don’t have bad thoughts about those 400-odd private jets –

    “The BBC Defends Special People Flying Private Jets to COP27”


  65. David A says:

    FTX, a story that will keep growing…
    There are reports Ukraine took billions of ‘military aid’ and invested it in FTX.
    How much is not known.

    The 40 million or so direct contribution to democrats from FTX is perhaps peanuts, as up to 10 billion have disappeared.

    There are reports that After filing bankruptcy on Friday, accounts are being cleaned out all weekend long.

    It is not known exactly where all the billions Fried got out went. Supposedly to his girlfriends (odd looking creature) company. I have not heard that those billions are recovered or frozen.

    Democrats will insist they had nothing to do with this apparent money-laundering scheme, despite the known contributions and obvious deep state relationships.

    Crypto exists by the grace of the federal governments. It has two things they value greatly. Complete digital control and, if they want, anonymity in moving funds.

    IMV they are using it now to launder billions. They are studying how to implement it as CBDC. It is zero threat to them controlling currency. They will take it completely when they want to.

    The BRICS may use the distrust created by this to further win their war on who will replace the vacuum of a failed super power called the US. It will not go as the Deep State plans.

  66. another ian says:

    Or maybe do –

    November 12, 2022 11:49 pm”

    In comments at


    “One rule for us and a special rule for the ELITE.

    I received an email from England last weekend from a dairy farmer in Cornwall and this was the gist of it .

    In 1950 there were 10.6 million cattle in the UK.
    There were 50,225.,000 people.
    There were 4 million registered vehicles.
    There was no record of commercial flights

    In 2018 there were 9.9 million cattle .
    There were 66,400,000 people.
    38 million vehicles on the road.

    In 2004 there were 23 million commercial passenger flights in the world.

    In 2018 there were 38 million passenger flights which did not include private or freight flights.
    He then said .”I really would like to see the data that conclusively proves that cattle are the game changing contributor to global warming that the media would have us believe.”

  67. Simon Derricutt says:

    David A – crypto was always an obvious Ponzi scheme. There is zero actual value, and the “proof of work” which aficionados state, because it took computer time to generate the number, has the same value as a used bus ticket.

    Most bubbles have some real value at the base, even though that value may be massively oversold. With crypto, though, there’s no actual physical item at the base of the value-chain, and instead it’s built on nothing but the idea of uniqueness of a number. Mathematically, of course, every number has to be unique, otherwise we’d have problems, so even that basis is flawed.

    I’ve seen people I had thought intelligent buying in, though. Maybe OK if they realised it was a Ponzi and intended to get out early enough to see a profit, though even that seems immoral to me.

    Is it really surprising that FTX turned out to be a way to launder money? I expect the same applies to all crypto exchanges and the few hundred different flavours of cryptocurrency trying to gain traction. The value depends on how well you can sell something worthless to new customers.

    Still, much the same applies to things like CAGW, Covid, and various new religions. Once people have a belief, it’s hard to change it based on evidence, maybe harder still when when it’s in the news a lot. As in Catch-22, if everyone thinks like that I’d be a fool to think any different, sir! Even the appearance that most people think the same produces a strong compulsion to go along and to appear to agree, making it seem that more people think that way.

  68. jim2 says:

    Simon, for a minute there I thought you were talking about the US dollar ;)

  69. jim2 says:

    The election, see Shephen Miller comments at about 1:25. Democrats are more sophisticated at using early voting to get unlikely voters to vote.


  70. jim2 says:

    When are we going to legalize all drugs and stop this idiotic “war on drugs.” It’s just making a huge, uncontrollable black market with this as a side-effect.

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sportscars, Tiffany jewels and paramours around the world.

    But as he used his final hours of freedom to tell his story to The Associated Press, Irizarry says he won’t go down for this alone, accusing some long-trusted DEA colleagues of joining him in skimming millions of dollars from drug money laundering stings to fund a decade’s worth of luxury overseas travel, fine dining, top seats at sporting events and frat house-style debauchery.

    The way Irizarry tells it, dozens of other federal agents, prosecutors, informants and in some cases cartel smugglers themselves were all in on the three-continent joyride known as “Team America” that chose cities for money laundering pick-ups mostly for party purposes or to coincide with Real Madrid soccer or Rafael Nadal tennis matches. That included stops along the way in VIP rooms of Caribbean strip joints, Amsterdam’s red-light district and aboard a Colombian yacht that launched with plenty of booze and more than a dozen prostitutes.


  71. rhoda klapp says:

    Yeah Jim2, let’s give the supply of all drugs to the pharma industry, that’ll work. There’s the cartels, and the REAL cartels. At least the cartels can get drugs on the streets at affordable prices.

  72. jim2 says:

    Rhoda – don’t worry, the Dimowits will give people all the drugs they can do … they already are!

  73. another ian says:

    “The FTX Superscandal”


    Links to several looks there

  74. David A says:

    Simon I concur with the zero value of crypto. Except perhaps its value in fraud and hiding monetary movement. It took me time to understand this, as I read so many articles and posts trying to explain its value. Each time my brain somewhat hurt, as my puzzler puzzled until it felt broke. Finally I accepted that you can’t make sense, of nonsense.

    As for blockchain technology, my mind is not made up. It MAY have some utility. In general I do not think any system devised by humans is exempt from the possibility of fraud, and in general the potential for fraud increases due to the fact that code can be hidden, and so effortlessly it can continuously, silently, without further acts to perpetuate it, commit more fraud.

    Jim2, I understand and am inclined to support decriminalizing drugs. However consider that its illegal aspect only flourishes because of flawed corrupt human beings, and they are capable of taking down any system. Rhoda’s point was IMV, correct. The cartels have corrupted government on many levels, especially local border towns and cities. In an undisciplined immoral culture, where rational debate is asphyxiated, ( our culture) legalizing drugs is likely a disaster. Yet in any undisciplined immoral culture where rational debate is asphyxiated, every system is a disaster.

    Perhaps, in the name of avoiding Platos curse, “Such is the nature of the tyrant, when he first appears he is a protector” we legalise drugs and let the pain be the teacher. Yet without education and debate articulating morals, responsibility, and the harms of these drugs, we will likely fail to learn the lessons required to avoid future suffering.

  75. another ian says:

    Pointman has a look at the US mid terms and particularly the Republicans



  76. Simon Derricutt says:

    David A – as I understand it, the blockchain blocks have a hash-value attached that hashes the whole file so far (which includes the hash-values added to earlier blocks), and thus validates the whole file so far providing everyone agrees with the hash-values. There are procedures to find the error if the (presumably independent) miners find a different hash-value from each other. Still, that blockchain file can only grow, and grows with each transaction, and the whole 10GB file (for Bitcoin) needs hashing for each additional block added. It’s a bit of a dumb idea, since the longer it goes on the bigger that file is and the longer takes to process.

    The blockchain itself could be run using unique serial numbers for the cryptocurrency, since the only real requirement here is that transactions are recorded and that all the processors agree on the results. Thus instead of mining coin, you’d simply issue them centrally, and I’d expect a CBDC to use that method rather than the process-intensive mining process. However, blockchain itself is still a lousy way to design things, and standard fiat currency works pretty well without a serial number for each unit of currency. Probably no foolproof way to do this anyway, and even with government-backed money in an account it only takes a red pencil to delete that money and the account.

    There’s basically no way to stop a dishonest actor here. Maybe a pitchfork or a high-velocity injection of Lead…. I know we all have a belief in the reality of money, but in essence it’s really only an idea that depends on the honesty of the parties involved. We can count money to the penny, but the value of that money is far more variable with a bottom limit of zero.

    On decriminalising drugs, the problem is that some are instantly addictive and damage or destroy the earning-capability of the user. Thus that person becomes a drain on society, and there’s a limit to how many such drains can be sustained before the whole society fails. What percentage of a society is productive? Those people need to over-produce in order to support the non-productive ones. As we get better robots, and better ways of producing energy, we can make things work with fewer productive people and more hangers-on, but if the non-productive people take up too much time of productive people to care for them then even technology won’t fix that problem.

    There’s probably no good solution as regards drugs either. Maybe the logical way around this is to allow local control about whether various things are legal or illegal, and Darwin will choose the societies that fail as a result. Yep, that will waste a whole lot of human potential in the areas where they choose poorly, but it will provide a strong lesson in what is good to do and what isn’t. At least you’ll know where the sh!tholes are.

    Maybe the standard desire for rules to be the same everywhere is basically unattainable.

  77. jim2 says:

    People in the US already have all the drugs they can do. Making them legal may or may not create more addicts. I think most non-drug users already have a fear of hard drugs. Of course many people use the drug alcohol and pot.

  78. rhoda klapp says:

    Any legalization of recreational drugs should come with a dose of personal responsibility. You take it, you take the consequences and you redress the harm to others. Like that’s gonna happen. But why should recreational drugs get a pass when you need a script for some pretty innocuous medicinal drugs? Inconsistency attends every proposal.

  79. jim2 says:

    Rhoda – I agree. No OPM should be spent on rehabilitation of drug addicts.

  80. cdquarles says:

    As far as intoxicants go, these should never have been illegal for simple sales, use, possession or manufacture. Only, like it was previously done, is make public nuisance or intoxication illegal, with the punishment proportional to the actual harms caused. So, mostly misdemeanors until you start committing violent acts such as rape, robbery, and unjustified homicide.

    The question is *why* they made that change roughly 100 years ago. To control people, possibly; yet all are sinners, so the result is that making these illegal caused more harm to society subsequently than if they’d left the status quo ante alone, in my opinion. Going back now, will have issues; so society should just make public examples of drunk/disorderly folk while making “avoid intoxication” PSAs. Those should be acquisition agnostic.

  81. YMMV says:

    rhoda klapp: “But why should recreational drugs get a pass when you need a script for some pretty innocuous medicinal drugs?”

    Indeed. IVM comes to mind, but it is far from the only example. It’s absurd.
    Which means the answer to “why?” is simple — it’s all the minds and biases of those in control. And… CO2, NOx, “free speech”, … when you think of it, the list is endless.

    It’s top down control. Bureaucracy and totalitarianism. “we are smart, you are dumb. We make the laws.”

    As opposed to bottom-up control. Each individual decides for himself, taking into account peer pressure, leading to a general but not perfect consensus in the group. Flawed but about the best you can do. This is the role that religion used to play.

    Bottom-up allows for evolution of ideas and things, so it allows for progress. The good kind of progress, as opposed to the progressive/socialist kind.

    Using laws is a shortcut, and like all shortcuts, it leaves important things out.

  82. jim2 says:

    There are no guarantees, but legalizing drugs here could have a positive impact on Mexico. It could make Mexico a more reliable partner limiting immigration, perhaps.

    As cartels continue to expand in power and influence in Mexico, a journalist is sounding the alarm about the use of psychedelics like mushrooms as a new product with the potential to be a billion-dollar business.

    In a new TV report, Oscar Balderas from MVS news claimed that as mushrooms, peyote, and other psychedelics begin to be legalized in some U.S. states, their demand will grow and entice cartels to engage in the market.


  83. another ian says:

    The Oz contribution

    “Here’s how it works-

    Headlines in the Socialist Morning Herald scream:
    “Russian missiles hit NATO member Poland, killing two. Russia has been blamed for a rogue missile strike on the Polish border which killed two people in an escalation of the war in Ukraine that now threatens to drag NATO into conflict with Moscow.”

    Yet it was America telling the SMH about it, not the Poles or NATO.
    “The Associated Press quoted an unnamed US official as a source for news of the attack but it is yet to be confirmed by the Polish government.”

    The Yank’s left hand immediately refutes what the right hand said, but not is such big headlines..
    “The White House’s National Security Council spokeswoman, Adrienne Watson, also said it could not confirm the reports ”

    A little bit of alternative views creeps in..
    “There was speculation in local media that the Russian missile had been shot down by Ukraine and had landed over the border.”

    ..and Russia said:
    “Russia’s defence ministry denied reports that its missiles had hit Polish territory, describing them as “a deliberate provocation aimed at escalating the situation”…adding the wreckage reportedly found at the scene “has nothing to do with Russian weapons”.

    Which is quite possible with an explosion at a grain silo, but from there its all about NATO having to move against Russia and how bad Russia is and poor Ukraine, and toss in a couple of photos of missile damage from somewhere else entirely..

    If the problem is big enough it will be investigated, then in small print outside the main media it will be announced that it wasn’t a Russian missile or it was shot down and fell over the border. By then the “news” has moved on and found another story to whip people up into getting NATO officially at war with Russia.

    The public comments allowed through the SMH censor are 2 in favour of Russia, 35 against & keen to go to war, 15 calling for restraint and facts, and 10 neither here nor there, so the whole beatup had the desired effect.



  84. E.M.Smith says:

    Yeah, looks like an S-300 missile that was shot at a Russian Missile that ended up dumping the whole mess over the border in Poland… so Ukraine did it, but Blame Russia…

    In Other Snooze: Trump Announced his run for the presidency… to the surprise of one guy in the back room of CNN who didn’t get fired yet as nobody knows he is still working there…

    Artemis I: On the pad and expected to go to a launch in 1 hour 48 minutes… This Time For Sure… (Once again has a hydrogen leak so they are trying “turn all the bolts tighter” and then test the valve and rinse & repeat…) Seems NASA or Boeing needs a plumber… The Chyron says it is a “mission to the moon”… if it ever launches.

    Trying to decide if I want to stay up another 2 hours (to about 1 AM; or 2 AM with more slips) to find out if this will be their 3rd scrub for leaking plumbing…

    Let’s see, what do I have to do tomorrow… Wednesday… Um… sleep, eat, fix cars, plant garden, work on postings…. I suppose I could do some of that tonight while I wait…

  85. another ian says:

    Re that explosion in Poland

    There is mention in places that it “destroyed a grain silo”

    And then

    Upping the ante!


  86. another ian says:

    Re that explosion in Poland –

    A crypto currency one?

  87. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, Artemis 1 has launched.

  88. jim2 says:

    If we could have Trump in the White House without the baggage I would be all for it. He and Ronald Reagan were great Presidents. But now, I would rather see some other Republican run, like Abbot or DeSantis. Trump is a dog whistle to Dimowits and energizes their base.

    That said, Republicans have to figure out how to leverage election laws, analytics, and phone banks to win elections. If they can’t do this, they are toast no matter what.

  89. E.M.Smith says:

    @Another Ian:

    Folks forget that Article 5 says: “an attack” (not just an accident) and that it is considered an ‘attack’ on all; BUT does not demand engagement. Each individual nation can decide if the “attack” warrants engagement.

    It is NOT an obligation to war, it is only an “invitation” and can be declined by each country as they see fit.


    IMHO: The Republicans need to find a way to end the Democratic party vote cheating or the whole “Republic” is lost as the “Republicans” will be at most a “controlled opposition” with only the ones that the DNC likes making it into office.

    End the fraud or end the nation. No other choice exists.

    (Some other country would continue to exist, but it would not be the USA Republic.)

  90. jim2 says:

    the Dimowit vote machine meme is making the rounds on conservative sites.

    They say Joe Biden got 81 million votes — the most ever for any American president — in 2020. One thing’s for sure: He got more votes than a socialist basement-gimp candidate should have. Then, last week, Democrats once again defied logic, public sentiment, and historical precedent when they outperformed all expectations and delivered a remarkably high number of Democrat votes in the 2022 midterm elections. So what’s going on here? Are they cheating? Or did that many Democrats really turn out to vote?

    Yes and yes. Democrats have been working for decades to overwhelm Republican voters through institutional indoctrination, growing the government-dependent class, and promoting demographic change. But all those votes aren’t going to cast themselves! So Democrats have also built an enormous, multi-sector systemic vote machine to procure and deliver them. With the blank check of COVID-19 excuses, they rammed through 2020 balloting changes to mesh with the structure they already had in place, and they continued to build upon their successes in 2022.

    After the midterm red wave was somehow outcompeted, Republicans are naturally engaged in a critique of party strategy. They’re wondering if it’s time to embrace the Leftist love affair with early and mail-in voting.

    Not so fast. There’s no point in embracing a new system if it’s deeply (and purposefully) flawed, and perhaps not entirely legal. Before Republicans funnel all their resources into playing by the new mail-in, month-long election season rules, we should first make sure it’s actually a winnable game, instead of a boon for cheaters.


  91. Ossqss says:

    218 has been obtained.

  92. another ian says:

    Digging deeper!

    “Fraudulent Together trial that tried to be the nail in the coffin for IVM, HCQ etc. was funded by the FTX Foundation”




  93. David A says:

    Regarding, “Trump is a dog whistle to Dimowits and energizes their base.”

    My perspective is he was clearly a whistle to call the entire deep state machinery to go into desperate unrelenting action to remove him. All the 3 letter agencies, the deep state military leaders, the entire MSM, the mega Social Media sites, exposed themselves in desperation to remove him, add in the CDC, the international deep state like WHO, etc… Because of Trump, their insanity is revealed, even the voter fraud became obvious. He called out the media, “Your fake news” He inspired rational nationalism around the world. Despite incredibly unrelenting opposition, He was winning hugely via success.

    I am very disappointed that he has not come around to see the vaccines for what they are. Yet I know of zero candidates, including DeSantis, that would have correctly reduced funding to WHO, pushed for effective prophylactic treatment (which would have killed the EUA) perhaps DeSantis would have pushed State rights – responsibility regarding health policy, yet Trump did that. I am convinced he wanted O.W.S. done ethically, and simply did not know the depth of the evil and the Rule the World crowds march through the institutions. He remained silent on the vaccines in his announcement to run. Many republicans, those that never left Fox news for their information, still are deeply afraid of Covid, and do not share a deep concern for the vaccines. Most of us initially accepted the “two weeks to flatten the curve” policy.

    I tend to want in power who THEY are afraid of.

  94. The True Nolan says:

    @David A: “I tend to want in power who THEY are afraid of.”

    That sums it up nicely. We KNOW with near metaphysical certainty that The Powers That Be have (at the very best) no concern for our welfare. More likely, based on their own words and actions, they have a negative concern for our welfare.

    In the best of all possible worlds I would like to have some hybrid of Thomas Jefferson and Mahatma Gandhi as our executive. That ain’t gonna happen. In the meantime I will support anyone who can stick a thumb into the GEB’s eye.

  95. another ian says:


    “Claim: Climate Models Are Imprecise, Because Psychologists Were Not Consulted”


    Or another “That’llfixit”?

  96. jim2 says:

    “I’m from big tech and I’m here to help!”

    You may have seen mention of a “passwordless future” – the concept of simpler authentication and no passwords. That future is rapidly approaching, and we’re excited to share a glimpse of it with you today.

    Recently, we’ve shown you 1Password’s vision of the future, a future that goes beyond passwordless to provide a simple sign-in flow no matter what kind of credential you use.

    We’ve been members of the FIDO Alliance for some time now, but we were recently invited to sit on the board, where we’ll be able to work more closely with our fellow tech leaders to build out a universal password-free sign-in experience. The wider introduction of passkeys is an important step on this path, but what happens next is crucial.


  97. cdquarles says:

    I have seen some ads for authentication that does not use passwords. I’m skeptical of that. Human engineering aka social engineering will still happen. I seriously doubt Authy or whatever the Google one really is going to be in my best interest. They’re pushing multifactor authentication strongly as it is. Tell me how that will keep man-in-the-middle stuff from happening via collecting even more data about us. If they are going to do public key/private key stuff, you still have to worry about bad actors getting your private keys.

  98. Ossqss says:

    Many applications can use Iris, Facial, Fingerprint, Voice authentication instead of a password. I use 2 step authentications on virtually anything that has some sort of personal info in it.

    The thing most people overlook in the digital realm is the permissions they agree to by default when they use something. Google, as an example, has pages of things you agree to unless you access the pages for privacy, security, advertising, etc. and shut the stuff off. 99% of the people who have a google account, never even look at their options. Apple is even worse. Social media, even worse yet.

  99. another ian says:

    Gawd!!! Progress with “Safe and Effective ™”

    “Every Two Months?”

    “Permanent IV drip coming soon.

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky– CDC recommends that everyone ages 5+ years get an updated #COVID19 vaccine if it has been at least 2 months since your last booster or final primary. Visit vaccines.gov to find an updated COVID-19 vaccine location near you!”


  100. another ian says:

    Now that’s more like it!

    “House cleaning”

    “@PaulMitchell_AB Breaking: Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has fired the entire Alberta Health Services (AHS) Board of Directors.”


  101. another ian says:


    “AI writes an episode of Top Gear”

  102. another ian says:

    Inside a mechanical watch


    Via SDA

  103. YMMV says:

    another ian: https://ogre.substack.com/p/why-are-nearly-all-conservative-pundits

    That’s good, although the title is misleading.

    “There is a big difference between “votes” and “ballots.” The Republicans focused on winning votes; the Democrats focused on gathering ballots. The ballots won,” the Conservative Treehouse opined.

    That explains how to use fake ballots — legally.

    The original article is here:

    Republicans are running around trying to convince people and win votes. Meanwhile, who needs voters? Democrats have skipped all of that old fashioned stuff and modified all of their electioneering systems to quietly and efficiently collect ballots. Yesterday you saw the outcome.

    There is one simple partial fix to this scam. Do NOT start counting ballots until ALL the ballots are in and secured. Anything not in by the deadline does not get counted.
    Other fixes are necessary too.

    Computers are wonderful, they enable so many things. Like cheating.

    As a cute example, Taylor Swift concert tickets were on sale at Ticketmaster recently.
    The site was supposed to open up for 1.5 million verified Taylor Swift fans, as “pre-sales”. What actually happened? “We had 14 million people hit the site, including bots, which are not supposed to be there.” The demand “could have filled 900 stadiums,” he said.

    Maybe Elon should buy Ticketmaster too.

  104. another ian says:

    “Sweden Reveals ‘Traces of Explosives’ Found at Baltic Sea Gas Pipe Blast Site”


    I’m guessing that some people now have “a better bloody good idea who”?

  105. another ian says:

    Latest Pointman



  106. another ian says:

    More FTX

  107. another ian says:

    “The Twitter Paradox”

    “Oh my Ghod, Musk fired half of Twitter’s employees and half of the remainder quit! It’s apocalypse now!

    Uh…… Twitter is running.

    What does this tell you about so-called “ESG” and “employees” who make six-figure salaries yet don’t make the company anything?

    Quite a bit, if you have a brain. And by the way, you don’t happen to think this sort of “staffing without return on investment” happens all over the place, right? Including the 9 out of 10 medical “workers” over the last couple of decades who never see a single patient or provide a single thing to a single person who is ill?


    PS: All of that is very inflationary, you know.”


    He missed education there IMO.

  108. another ian says:

    Link doesn’t seem to work – scene is the Statue of Liberty using a mask as a slingshot for Nancy

  109. another ian says:

    Robin Dunbar (2010). “How Many Friends Does One Person Need? Dunbar’s number and other evolutionary quirks”. Faber and Faber. P214.

    On Education.

    “But my real concern is this. An education is not just a technical training in the arcane knowledge of a discipline (whether that be history, politics or a science). It is training in how to think and evaluate, how to marshal evidence for and against a position, how to approach a problem critically without falling prey to prejudice and preconception. Those are skills that everyone from bank manager to politician, journalist to local government functionary, needs every working day. But to train those skills, it is necessary to excite an interest. And somewhere along the line between primary school and university, we are managing to stamp out that sense of excitement and enquiry. We will rue the day we lost sight of that.”

    I think we are.

    An interesting book IMO.

  110. another ian says:

    “I bet @EmmanuelMacron now regrets to have picked a fight with @GiorgiaMeloni”


    Via SDA

  111. another ian says:

    E.M. I posted this earlier and forgot that there was another f word so leave it in the spam bin and I’ll re-post

    “A Smoldering Fuse”

    “This is going to be a clusterf* for the ages, and will propel the USA into a depression with no visible horizon.”


  112. another ian says:

    Does this sound familiar?

    “I have my shoulder to the wheel,
    my nose to the grindstone,
    I’ve put my best foot forward,
    I’ve put my back into it,
    I’m gritting my teeth,

    Now I find I can’t do any work in this position!”

    From https://www.hcvc.com.au/forum/OldTruck/18066-commer-knocker-truck

    And check the advice on “collectables” a few posts down!

  113. another ian says:

    “Outrageous! FDA Backtracks During Trial and Now Claims ‘Not Taking Ivermectin for COVID-19’ was Merely a Recommendation”


  114. another ian says:


    “The Nord Stream sabotage: curiouser and curiouser…”


    A thought occurs – what is the availability of Russian type explosives outside Russia?

  115. The True Nolan says:

    Interesting speculation (NOTE! “speculation”) about Ukrainian missile that landed in Poland. The small village that was struck is on the same latitude as Kyiv, and the same longitude as Lviv, both plausible military targets. (And yes, that seems to be accurate as far as long/lat goes.) Also, there is reportedly a fertilizer depot in the village. Was the Ukrainian missile aimed at the depot to make a HUGE explosion, but missed it’s target? The impact location would make a VERY plausible cover for a false flag attack. “It MUST be the Russians! they mixed the lat/long coordinates and dropped a hypersonic doo-dad in Poland!”

  116. YMMV says:

    I just did a search on “FDA Ivermectin” and it does not look like anything has changed. I am still a horse. Top hit:

    “Content current as of: 12/10/2021”

    Quoting from that article: “There’s a lot of misinformation around”
    Officially, there is nothing but misinformation.

    “according to an argument made by government lawyers during a recent hearing” — the lawyer is just doing CYA; FDA has not changed its mind. Nor any other TLA, as far as I know.

  117. David A says:

    Russia was not allowed to participate in the investigation. I have very little faith in it. I see no reason to have not let Russia participate and verify.

  118. David A says:

    I have a Covid question. We understand that Covid is pervasive throughout animal populations. I understand it is very high in deer populations. So why have we heard nothing of fatalities to these animals? Is it just different, and why? Does their natural immunity function far better than ours? Or perhaps they are dropping dead as often as SADS victims?

  119. cdquarles says:

    @David A,
    It is a bit harder to check wild animal populations for these things. You can tag individuals and test them; *but*, the uncertainty in the true prevalence is going to be very high. That said, humans get sepsis far easier than other mammals. That said, human life span is longer than most mammals, and since we no longer have the high infant mortality rate that we used to have, our life expectancy is longer too.

  120. The True Nolan says:

    @YMMV: The FDA, of course, fails to mention it, but the use of veterinary Ivermectin has, at a minimum, one major advantage over getting the clot-shot.

    At least the horse paste passed animal testing.

  121. jim2 says:

    TTN – LOL! True that!

  122. Ossqss says:

    This is from a couple days ago and cited in the article on IVM posted above.

    It has to carry the ZH trigger in the address, or you can’t see it as the site requires a subscription.


  123. another ian says:

    Re David A question on covid and deer

    What about EHD? Not sure if it is covid though.

    And, if it isn’t, I guess they’re not getting all the fancy things that go with a jab for a covid shot


  124. another ian says:

    “COVID-19: “The Big Kill” and “Died Suddenly”

    Emerald Robinson calls the extraordinary, horrifying rise in “sudden deaths”, almost all of which appear related to the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, “The Big Kill”. ”

    More at


  125. another ian says:


    “The Solemn Stillness Before Winter
    “Ultimately, the Democratic Party is a criminal organization; and to support it is to be a criminal. And since it is the ruling party, unless you oppose it, you support it.” —Curtis Yarvin, The Gray Mirror”

    More at


  126. another ian says:

    “OIL RIG WORKERS vs TWITTER WORK / Timcast Crew, Tim Pool & Rudkowski Commentary”



    where comments could be interesting

  127. David A says:

    If I may ask a Covid question. It applies personally as my wife has covid, is extremely immune damaged already, (fibromyalgia, MAST cell syndrome, diabetic, which is managed by healthy keto, or very low carb, and intermittent fasting). We are doing all the recommended protocols, yet unsurprisingly she is not recovering quickly.

    The most concerning symptoms are extreme fatigue, arm numbness, and heavy legs. and at times rapid heart beat. So I am very concerned with heart damage. (She was not vaccinated, and we both thought her already highly reactive immune compromised condition would make her a prime candidate for vaccine adverse events.) Her O2 levels are barely Ok, around 96 percent. I am thinking we need to get checked at the hospital, yet I don’t know A, what their current protocols are or B, what they can do. I suppose they can confirm heart issues, and that is important to know, yet what treatment can they offer?

    Am I correct that the vaccine tends to produce an equal or higher spike protein load, and a longer duration spike production. Was it an Israel study that showed less heart damage in Covid positive, then in the vaccinated?

    Any advice greatly appreciated.
    All the Best…

  128. The True Nolan says:

    @another ian: re the movie “Died Suddenly”.

    Movie available also at link

    Very disturbing scenes and conclusion, but pretty much echoes what has been discussed here. In my opinion, truly a must watch. God save us all…

  129. The True Nolan says:

    @David A: So sorry to hear your wife is ill. Especially sorry that she has so many additional complications to her condition. Multiple interactions makes decision making so much more difficult.

    “Am I correct that the vaccine tends to produce an equal or higher spike protein load, and a longer duration spike production. Was it an Israel study that showed less heart damage in Covid positive, then in the vaccinated?”

    That is pretty much my understanding of things as well. So… what can be done? Certainly the hospitals are scary places these days. Were it me or my wife (and of course I am NOT a doctor) I would be doing much of what you listed. Vitamin D, zinc, perhaps selenium, vitamin C. The low carb, keto, and intermittent fasting are all smart. The big question is whether Ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine a good choice. Were it me, I would probably use some Ivermectin, but again that is me and you two have to make your own decisions. The fact that her oxygen is still as high as 96 sounds encouraging. If you feel that is borderline, is there any chance your doctor will prescribe oxygen supplementation at home? If it were me, I would try to stay out of the hospitals as long as possible. Yes, there are some good ones, but without knowing specifics, I simply do not trust either their competency nor their intention to place patient care higher than their own CYA.

    David, you are (in my opinion) one of the most level headed commenters here. You think well and make good choices. I will keep you and your wife in my prayers for a quick and full recovery.

  130. Ossqss says:

    I have seen cocktails of anti-inflammatories, antibiotics (to combat possible pneumonia, big deal), vitamins and other minor things, and IVM work for several people.

    I would tell, my neighbor did the cocktail, his wife didn’t. He dealt with things for a few days to a week, she was a month. Losing smell and taste was a denominator for verification with the initial infection back then.

    I don’t know the formal O2 level to be afraid of, but I use my phone to check people’s O2. Yes, it has that capability. Note 9.

    96% is not uncommon when I check myself and others. My neighbor got to 85% and it was a problem.

    Don’t forget it is flu season too. Piggybacks are probably going to surface.

    I am not a doctor, to be clear.

    Best to you David.

  131. E.M.Smith says:

    @David A:

    As I’m no M.D. I can’t offer any medical advice. All I can do is comment on what I’ve read or what I do for me. For about 3 years now I and the spouse have been doing Ivermectin (cattle pour on) and have not been jabbed nor have we had Covid. (Frankly, we’ve only had one illness at all and that was a chest cold and possibly bacterial… so not even the flu… or head colds).

    I’ve read that it can also be used as a treatment (perhaps with higher or more frequent doses). Quercetin is available OTC ( I get mine at Sprouts or Whole Foods – used when traveling by air when I can’t take my bottle of liquid ivermectin with me) and was used by Dr. Zelenko to treat patients aver HCQ was banned in NY where he practiced. I believe his protocol is still up.

    The M.D. at your local hospital will be constrained by his Administration (and potentially political driven loss of licence) to only prescribe the high profit margin “approved” drugs that don’t do much but can cause kidney damage. Good luck with that one… As the CDC et. al. are presently forbidding the use of what seems to work best with lowest risk (and lowest profit margins for Big Pharma and the Hospital Corp.)


    Includes prevention, early treatment, long covid and other protocols:

    This changes from time to time as they learn new things. What’s up now is longer than last time I looked:

    First Line Therapies

    Ivermectin: 0.4 to 0.6 mg/kg – one dose daily for at least 5 days or until symptoms resolve.
    If symptoms persist longer than 5 days, consult a healthcare provider. See Table 1 for help with calculating correct dose. Due to a possible interaction between quercetin and ivermectin, these drugs should be staggered throughout the day (see Table 2). For COVID treatment, ivermectin is best taken with a meal or just following a meal, for greater absorption.

    Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ): 200 mg twice a day for 5 to 10 days.
    Best taken with zinc. HCQ may be taken in place of, or together with, ivermectin. While ivermectin should be avoided in pregnancy, the FDA considers HCQ safe in pregnancy. Given the pathway used by the Omicron variant to gain cell entry, HCQ may be the preferred drug for this variant.

    Zinc: 75-100 mg daily.
    Take with HCQ. Zinc supplements come in various forms (e.g., zinc sulfate, zinc citrate and zinc gluconate).

    Mouthwash: 3 times a day.
    Gargle three times a day (do not swallow) with an antiseptic-antimicrobial mouthwash containing chlorhexidine, cetylpyridinium chloride (e.g., Scope™, Act™, Crest™) or povidone-iodine.

    Nasal spray with 1% povidone-iodine: 2-3 times a day.
    Do not use for more than 5 days in pregnancy. If 1% product is not available, dilute the more widely available 10% solution (see box) and apply 4-5 drops to each nostril every 4 hours.

    Pour 1 ½ tablespoons (25 ml) of 10% povidone-iodine solution into a 250 ml nasal irrigation bottle.
    Fill bottle to top with distilled, sterile, or previously boiled water.
    To use: tilt head back, apply 4-5 drops to each nostril. Keep head tilted for a few minutes, then let drain.
    Aspirin: 325 mg daily (unless contraindicated).

    Melatonin: 5-10 mg before bedtime (causes drowsiness).
    Slow- or extended-release formulations preferred.

    Curcumin (turmeric): 500 mg twice a day.
    Curcumin has low solubility in water and is poorly absorbed by the body; consequently, it is traditionally taken with full fat milk and black pepper, which enhance its absorption.

    Kefir and/or Bifidobacterium Probiotics.
    NOTE: Depending on the brand, these products can be very high in sugar, which promotes inflammation. Look for brands without added sugar or fruit jellies and choose products with more than one strain of lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. Try to choose probiotics that are also gluten free, casein free, and soy free.
    Vitamin C: 500-1000 mg twice a day.

    Quercetin (or a mixed flavonoid supplement): 250 mg twice a day.
    Due to a possible interaction between quercetin and ivermectin, these drugs should not be taken simultaneously (i.e., should be staggered at different times of day – see Table 2). As supplemental quercetin has poor solubility and low oral absorption, lecithin-based and nanoparticle formulations are preferred.

    Home pulse oximeter
    Monitoring of oxygen saturation is recommended in symptomatic patients, due to asymptomatic hypoxia. Take multiple readings over the course of the day and regard any downward trend as ominous. Baseline or ambulatory desaturation under 94% should prompt consultation with primary or telehealth provider, or evaluation in an emergency room. (See box for further guidance.)

    Only accept values associated with a strong pulse signal
    Observe readings for 30–60 seconds to identify the most common value
    Warm up extremities prior to taking a measurement
    Use the middle or ring finger
    Remove nail polish from the finger on which measurements are made

    Second Line Therapies

    Nigella sativa (black cumin): If using seeds, take 80 mg/kg once a day (or 400 to 500 mg of encapsulated oil twice a day).

    Vitamin D3: 10,000 IU daily (two 5,000 IU capsules) for two weeks.

    B complex vitamins.

    Nitazoxanide (NTZ): 600 mg twice a day for 5 days.

    Fluvoxamine: 25-50 mg twice a day.
    Can substitute fluoxetine (Prozac; 20-40mg daily) if fluvoxamine not available.
    NOTE: Some individuals who are prescribed fluvoxamine experience acute anxiety, which needs to be carefully monitored for and treated by the prescribing clinician to prevent rare escalation to suicidal or violent behavior.

    N-acetyl cysteine (NAC): 600-1200 mg orally twice a day.

    Omega-3 fatty acids: 4 g daily.
    Vascepa (Ethyl eicosapentaenoic acid); Lovaza (EPA/DHA); or alternative DHA/EPA. Vascepa and Lovaza tablets must be
    swallowed and cannot be crushed, dissolved, or chewed.

    About Ivermectin

    And it goes on from there…

    Here’s a bit of their “Long Covid” protocol:


    Download Treatment Protocol Summary PDF
    Download Treatment Protocol Clinical Companion PDF

    An Approach to Treating Long COVID

    Up to 80% of patients experience prolonged illness after COVID-19, characterized by prolonged malaise, headaches, generalized fatigue, sleep difficulties, hair loss, smell disorder, decreased appetite, painful joints, dyspnea, chest pain and cognitive dysfunction. Long COVID may persist for months after acute infection, and it is likely that patients who did not receive adequate treatment during the symptomatic phase are much more likely to develop long COVID. Treatment should be individualized to clinical signs and symptoms.

    About this Protocol
    The information in this document is our recommended approach to COVID-19 based on the best (and most recent) literature.

    It is provided as guidance to healthcare providers worldwide on the early treatment of COVID-19. Patients should always consult with their provider before starting any medical treatment.

    For more information on nutritional therapeutics and how they can help with COVID-19, visit our nutritional therapeutics guide.

    For additional information on prevention, the rationale behind these medications, and other optional treatments, see An Approach to Treating Long COVID.

    First Line Therapies

    Prednisone: 10–15mg daily for 3 weeks. Taper to 10mg for three days, then 5mg for three days, then stop.
    Ivermectin: 0.2–0.3 mg/kg daily for 2-3 weeks.

    Low dose Naltrexone (LDN): Begin with 1 mg daily, increase to 4.5 mg daily as required.
    May take 2-3 months for full effect.

    Intermittent daily fasting and/or periodic daily fasts:
    Fasting promotes autophagy, the body’s protective mechanism to remove misfolded, foreign and damaged proteins. It also promotes mitophagy and the release of stem cells. It is likely that promoting autophagy will aid in the removal of the spike protein. NOTE: Hydroxychloroquine inhibits autophagy and should be avoided in patients undergoing intermittent fasting.

    Spermidine and/or Resveratrol:
    These compounds have been demonstrated to augment autophagy. Wheatgerm, mushrooms, grapefruit, apples and mango are high natural sources of spermidine. A bio-enhanced formulation containing trans-resveratrol from Japanese Knotwood Root appears to have good bio-availability
    Melatonin: 8 mg at night (slow release/extended release preferred).
    Patients should pay attention to good sleep habits. Increase dose from 1 mg as tolerated (may cause severe bad dreams at high dosages).

    Vitamin D: The majority of those with long COVID continue to have Vitamin D deficiency. Patients may require a loading dose based on baseline Vitamin D levels (see Table 2). If baseline levels are unknown, the needed dose can be calculated from body weight or BMI (see Table 3).

    Omega-3 fatty acids: Vascepa, Lovaza or DHA/EPA; 4 g/day.

    Aspirin: 81 mg daily.

    Curcumin (turmeric): 500 mg twice daily.

    Second Line Therapies

    If symptoms do not improve after 1-2 weeks continue steroids, Omega-3 fatty acids and LDN and add second line therapies as below.

    Fluvoxamine: 50 mg twice daily
    Start on a low dose of 12.5 mg/day and increase slowly as tolerated. Stop if the symptoms increase. Caution with the use of other antidepressants and psychiatric drugs. Taper and discontinue once symptoms improve. NOTE: Some individuals who are prescribed fluvoxamine experience acute anxiety, which needs to be carefully monitored for and treated by the prescribing clinician to prevent rare escalation to suicidal or violent behaviour.

    Atorvastatin: 20–40mg once daily.
    Caution in patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS); may exacerbate symptoms.

    Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ): 200 mg twice daily for 1-2 weeks, then reduce as tolerated to 200 mg daily.
    HCQ is the preferred second line agent. With long term usage, the dose should be reduced (100 mg or 150 mg daily) in patients weighing less than 61 kg (135 lbs).

    Intravenous Vitamin C: 25 g/week, together with oral Vitamin C 1000 mg (1 gram) 2-3 times daily.
    Oral Vitamin C is important to provide nutrients for the microbiome. Total daily doses of 8-12 g have been well-tolerated, however chronic high doses have been associated with the development of kidney stones, so the duration of therapy should be limited. Wean IV Vitamin C as tolerated.

    Mitochondrial energy optimizer with pyrroloquinoline quinone (e.g., Life Extension Energy Optimizer or ATP 360®).

    N-acetyl cysteine (NAC): 600-1500 mg/day.

    Third Line Therapies

    Maraviroc: 300mg PO twice a day.
    If 6–8 weeks have elapsed and significant symptoms persist this drug can be considered. Note that maraviroc can be expensive and carries the risk of significant side effects and interactions with other medications.

    Optional Adjunctive Therapies (in order of priority)
    Curcumin: 500mg BID
    Has anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties and has been demonstrated to repolarize macrophages.

    Nigella Sativa: 40mg/kg/day (1tsp ≈ 3.3grams)
    like curcumin it has anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties.

    Vitamin C: 500mg BID
    vitamin C inhibits histamine and repolarizes monocytes.

    Melatonin: 2–8mg at night (slow release/extended release)
    with attention to sleep hygiene. Increase dose from 1mg as tolerated (may cause severe nightmares at high dosages).

    Kefir, probiotic yogurt and/or Bifidobacterium Probiotics (e.g., Daily Body Restore) together with Prebiotics (e.g. XOS Prebiotic, Bio Nutrition Pre-Biotic) to normalize the microbiome. Prolonged dysbiosis has been reported following COVID-19 infection.

    Behavioral modification, mindfulness therapy and psychological support may help improve survivors’ overall well-being and mental health.

    Luteolin 100–200mg day or Quercetin 250mg day (or mixed flavonoids).
    Luteolin and quercetin have broad spectrum antiinflammatory properties. These natural flavonoids inhibit mast cells, and have been demonstrated to reduce neuroinflammation.

    H1 receptor blockers (for mast cell activation syndrome): Loratadine 10mg daily, or Cetirizine 5–10mg daily, or Fexofenadine 180mg — daily.

    H2 receptor blockers (for mast cell activation syndrome): Famotidine 20–40mg, or Nizatidine 150mg — twice daily as tolerated.

    Montelukast: 10mg/day (for mast cell activation syndrome). Caution as may cause depression is some patients.

    Anti-androgen therapy: Spironolactone 50–100mg twice a day, and Dutasteride 1mg daily.

    Table 1. How to calculate ivermectin dose for long COVID

    Note that ivermectin is available in different strengths (e.g., 3, 6, or 12 mg) and forms (e.g., tablets, drops). Tablets can be halved for more accurate dosing. Doses below are calculated for the upper end of the weight ranges listed.

    And on from there…

    Looks like despite his passing (cancer), Dr. Zelenko’s protocols are still up:


    Risk Stratify Patients

    Low risk patient – Younger than 45, no comorbidities, and clinically stable
    High risk patient – Older than 45, younger than 45 with comorbidities, or clinically unstable

    Treatment Options

    Low risk patients

    Supportive care with fluids, fever control, and rest
    Elemental Zinc 50mg 1 time a day for 7 days
    Vitamin C 1000mg 1 time a day for 7 days
    Vitamin D3 5000iu 1 time a day for 7 days
    Optional over the counter options
    Quercetin 500mg 2 times a day for 7 days or
    Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG) 400mg 1 time a day for 7 days

    Moderate / High risk patients

    Elemental Zinc 50-100mg once a day for 7 days
    Vitamin C 1000mg 1 time a day for 7 days
    Vitamin D3 10000iu once a day for 7 days or 50000iu once a day for 1-2 days
    Azithromycin 500mg 1 time a day for 5 days or
    Doxycycline 100mg 2 times a day for 7 days
    Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) 200mg 2 times a day for 5-7 days and/or
    Ivermectin 0.4-0.5mg/kg/day for 5-7 days Either or both HCQ and IVM can be used, and if one only, the second agent may be added after about 2 days of treatment if obvious recovery has not yet been observed etc.

    Treatment Options

    Dexamethasone 6-12mg 1 time a day for 7 days or
    Prednisone 20mg twice a day for 7 days, taper as needed
    Budesonide 1mg/2cc solution via nebulizer twice a day for 7 days
    Blood thinners (i.e. Lovenox, Eliquis, Xarelto, Pradaxa, Aspirin)
    Colchicine 0.6mg 2-3 times a day for 5-7 days
    Monoclonal antibodies
    Home IV fluids and oxygen

    Clearly some of these things are going to be M.D. prescribed and administered so some amount of Dr. Shopping may be needed to use them (like those IV fluids and monoclonal antibodies).

    I think it’s a fairly exhaustive list of the medicines that are likely to work though it seems to omit the Preferred Pfizer Kidney Challenge drug…

    There’s more at both those sites, so lots of reading (along with downloadable PDFs of their protocols). I’d request of any M.D. (especially if they work in a factory hospital… owned by some corporate hospital chain…) that they explain why whatever they prescribe is better than these protocols AND the metabolic pathways / reasons involved. And, if the drug were that rummy-desi-vear I’d ask for comparative recovery rates, and a copy of the Animal & Human Trials… and just for grins, ask what the long duration testing showed for kidney issues, carcinogenic potential, teratogenic potential, and more… (hint: there isn’t any long duration testing…)

    Best of luck…

  132. H.R. says:

    Here’s a great meme.

    If the image doesn’t post, you can find it here.

  133. jim2 says:

    The EU have moved from shooting themselves in the foot to shooting themselves in the knees. These idiots believe in their EU Divine Power to the point they believe they can legislate reality. Actually, they are legislating themselves out of a supply of oil.

    The cap would ban companies from providing shipping and services, such as insurance, brokering and financial assistance, needed to transport Russian oil anywhere in the world unless the oil is sold below the agreed threshold.

    The US has pushed its allies in Europe to tweak a package of oil sanctions, which included an outright ban on services, that the bloc originally adopted in June by adding the price cap with two aims: to keep Russian oil on the market to avoid price spikes, while at the same time limiting Moscow’s revenues.

    A ‘Price Cap’ on Russian Oil — Can That Work?: QuickTake

    The cap will be set using historical price data for Russian oil and the current state of the market, according to a senior US Treasury official. The official, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity Wednesday, said the price could be revisited as frequently as every few months but is expected to remain above the price of production.


  134. cdquarles says:

    @ David,
    Any pulse oximeter reading above 90% on room air and not high altitude is likely fine *unless* she is showing signs of high work of breathing. 96%, if accurate, is perfectly fine for a resting value, again, without showing signs of high work of breathing. If she is showing signs of distress, call a trusted doctor. Try to work it out without going to an untrustworthy doctor or hospital. Praying for you.

  135. H.R. says:

    @David A (& jim2) – as discussed several months ago, and (I think) mentioned recently by TTN, some Ivermectin applied now and then should tie up any loose spike proteins.

    I use vitamin I every couple of weeks – ehh, a little shy of the treatment dose – just to bind any spike proteins I may have acquired.

    We had discussed this well over a year ago when there were all sorts of diabolical schemes to force the clot shots on everyone. Best bet, it seemed was to dose with Ivermectin before and after the shot to minimize the amount of spike proteins floating around in the body.

    Anyhow, glad to hear you and the Mrs. are on the mend, jim2, and I think you got some good pointers here, David A, that should give your wife the best chance for a good outcome.

  136. jim2 says:

    David A. Sorry to hear about your wife. One COVID treatment I’ve seen is Carrageenan nasal spray. I got one small bottle from Amazon for $30 but now there is none there. I use a regular saline 240 ml nasal flush. I tried adding Providine per some internet recipe, I think it was a teaspoon or more. Do Not Do This! It’s like inhaling battery acid. I add a few drops and it gives me the same general Gestalt as the Carrageenan version.

  137. another ian says:


    “Meta Trained an AI on 48M Science Papers. It Was Shut Down After 2 Days
    Galactica was supposed to help “organize science.” Instead, it spewed misinformation.”


    Via http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/11/23/i-for-one-welcome-our-new-self-driving-overlords-91/#comments

  138. another ian says:

    “Zerohedge: Credit Suisse Craters To Record Low After Revealing Staggering $88 Billion Bank Run”


  139. David A says:

    Sincere thank you to all for the thoughts, and the kind words. It is indeed a challenge to deal with this on top of the other health issues. She is extremely sensitive to most pharmaceutical medications, with Gabapentin being about the only prescription or OTC pain relief medication she can tolerate. The extreme fatigue, arm numbness upon activity, and very heavy legs, and the fact that when taking a blood sugar level reading it is much more challenging to get the required drop, all bring about a concern for heart issues/complications.

  140. The True Nolan says:

    You may recall the judgement against Alex Jones recently for almost a BILLION dollars. Ha! Chump change!

    “A St. Louis chiropractor could face more than $500 billion in civil penalties through a federal lawsuit that alleges that he profited from selling vitamin D and zinc products in violation of the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act.”


  141. jim2 says:

    Yeah, what could go wrong?

    The San Francisco Police Department is currently petitioning the city’s Board of Supervisors for permission to deploy robots to kill suspects that law enforcement deems a sufficient threat that the “risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.” The draft policy, which was written by the SFPD itself, also seeks to exclude “hundreds of assault rifles from its inventory of military-style weapons and for not include personnel costs in the price of its weapons,” according to a report from Mission Local.


  142. Ossqss says:

    @jim2, you probably don’t want to watch Black Mirror “Metalhead”.

    Maybe not even this commercial from Boston Dynamics?

  143. Ossqss says:

    Worth a watch of the initial 45 minutes of presentation time. You will not regret it. I did not watch the Q&A portion yet.

  144. The True Nolan says:

    Speaking of killer robots, they may be a bit older than most of us remember. Over thirty years ago the FBI (and some assorted helpers from other agencies) engaged in an armed standoff outside a cabin at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. At one point they sent a robotic miniature tank with a phone up to the door of the cabin and using loudspeakers attempted to convince an occupant to “just pick up the phone so we can talk with you!” The offer was refused, perhaps because the phone was strapped on top of the 12 gauge shotgun mounted as standard equipment on the tank.

  145. another ian says:

    A consideration around “Excess deaths”

    “You’re Going To Get Robbed”

    On ESG and retirement.

    “Today, we issued a final rule that allows retirement plan investors to take climate change and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into consideration when making investment decisions:”

    “You will get screwed out of trillions of dollars over the coming years as a result of this and you are responsible for that screwing because you have and continue to permit this sort of rank corruption to take place without demanding it stop and backing up that demand with whatever is necessary to eliminate it.”


  146. YMMV says:

    jim2: One COVID treatment I’ve seen is Carrageenan nasal spray. I got one small bottle from Amazon for $30 but now there is none there. I use a regular saline 240 ml nasal flush. I tried adding Providine per some internet recipe, I think it was a teaspoon or more. Do Not Do This!

    Doubtless that internet recipe was mis/mal/wrong information.
    Providine Iodine Solution used for external wounds can be 10%.
    Used for nasal sprays, it is about 1%, or less.
    Dr. Been has personally used that. He says don’t do too much because it can cause nasal mucosal damage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIBc8GTCiKw

    That said, I think this makes sense. It’s not allowed to say it prevents Covid, but if you were really serious about preventing Covid, the first line of defense is to be healthy, to have a good immune system. Diet, fitness, sunshine, etc. The next line of defense is to help the part of the immune system where the virus enters the body. Nose, throat, etc. The jabs do nothing for this. But there are over-the-counter products, not specific to Covid, which may help. Mouthwashes, gargles, sprays.

    Those sprays may be providine-iodine based, carrageenan based, saline, or something else.
    I couldn’t say whether they work or not, fog of war and all that, but as long as they do no harm, why not? Especially after close encounters of the Covid possible kind.

  147. another ian says:


    “The Truth About Thanksgiving ”


  148. another ian says:

    More on that

  149. E.M.Smith says:


    Oooh! Love the initials poster….


    The problem is that these folks have convinced them selves that all they must do is BELIEVE! and it can be done. They have rejected objective reality.

    Now that means that the word “Fungible” is, to them, only a suggestion. It isn’t. It is a reality property. I have no idea if the electrons in my lightbulb were “green” or “nuclear” or coal derived (nor do I care). Electrons are fungible. They are all the same.

    Oil is also largely fungible (modulo the fact that some refineries can only handle light sweet and others are tuned to heavy sour – but within a class it is completely fungible). Fungible also means nobody cares who pumped it as long as it works.

    The attempt to:

    1) Make oil non-fungible
    2) Put an artificial price on a commodity
    3) Force humans to care

    Are all fantasies that will not work.

    AT MOST, they can increase the transportation cost for Russian Oil and change just who buys it / where it is sent.

    The notion that only London & NYC can provide shipping insurance is also daft. SO, ok, no London insurance for that tanker… Don’t think a Russian Insurance Company will provide it? (Even if it takes Russian Government to be the re-insurer, this will happen; or China or…)

    So a lot of Russian Oil will flow to Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Africa, etc. etc. and the oil companies they bought from before will instead ship to Europe, Australia, etc.

    And nobody will care after the dislocation settles out.

    Because oil is fungible.

    @Another Ian:

    That’s my big issue with A.I. (and the notion they will eventually rule over us…)

    We do not know just what they learned in “training”. We also don’t know what, if anything, they “understand” – is it all just a complicated Chat Bot with a narrow focus? Just a mirror to a block of text?

    Had not heard about the Credit Swiss thing. Need to look into that… Last I’d heard the Swiss Franc was not having problems, OTOH, lately the Swiss have stopped being Neutral – so I have to believe that a LOT of folks from various “Not European Not NATO” countries will be (now) wondering if their money can be embargoed by the Swiss Banks too. Frankly, were I a Russian, Chinese, or even just someone in the Muslim World with less than ideal relationships with NATO: I’d be hauling my money out of any bank anywhere in North America, Europe, or Switzerland.


    Yeah, SF is nuts and the police there are headed that way too. Good place to be from (about 30 years ago…)

    Well, looks like some videos to watch before the rest of the comments ;-)

  150. E.M.Smith says:

    OK, watched the videos…


    Yeah, the robots are coming. Some country somewhere will do it, then all the others will have to have one too… I suggest working on your EMP Gun when the first ones are worked out…

    The Pelkie Jr video is a good one too. More for the POV than the actual jargon. The concepts are often familiar under other names, but the package is a good one.

    @another ian:

    I predict that ESG is going to be on the Trash Heap before too long. Why?

    Disney & Tesla.

    Tesla was given Very Black Marks on ESG. It’s also growing and making money.
    Disney gave in to the ESG score junk, and is laying off thousands and losing money.

    Spouse said she had heard the rumor that Disney was up for sale to Apple (with a supposed price tag of 200 Million$). IF that’s true, what a bargain. Apple TV could get the entire Disney, ABC, ESPN, Pixar and more libraries of media for about 50 ¢ per pair of eyeballs in the likely audience? Just by actually opening the non-PC media vault that Disney has kept closed. (FWIW I suspect someone swapped a Million in for Billion. Current market cap is closer to 160 Billion… so it might really be more like $50 / pair of eyeballs… so would take a few years to pay off, not just overnight…)

    Other folks with “great” ESG scores are also going down in flames. It doesn’t take long for the Folks With Money to realize they would rather get more than lose it; and so a high ESG Score will pretty soon become a Negative Indicator of probably future company success. It already is for me.

    Tesla and SpaceX have bad ESG Scores? OK, I think I’ll check out investing in them…

    Exxon has a great ESG Score? Um, going to stay away from that one.


    Yeah, nasal lavage with stuff that makes viruses unhappy is a good thing to do. Iodine? Make it a very dilute solution. The nerve ends that do your smelling are exposed in the nose. Nerves don’t do well with harsh chemicals…. Maybe just snort some pool water while you are swimming ;-)

    @Another Ian:

    Oddly, the story of Thanksgiving I got in school was that original one. Then Again, there was a large Mormon population in my home town and the place was very much reality focused and not interested in “socialism” in any form. Same thing about the Virginia Colony too, IIRC. John Smith and all that…

  151. another ian says:


    An update on HP laptop keyboards

    I had a HP Probook (ex a business) that spat the HDD and was recycled to me to “reactivate”. Its keyboard eventually lost the lettering from the “A” key as you found.

    Other problems with it and a special on sale got me a Notebook 15S-du2011tu (1 year warranty) not quite 2 years ago. It doesn’t get a lot of work and I’m no speed typist – BUT –

    Already the plating is lifting from the “A” key. And worse, keys are starting to stick or not contact unless hammered. The left track pad key has a decided list to port and decides it needs a hammering every so often as well.

    I see that replacements are readily available on the net – Amazon seems well stocked for instance. That might be hinting at a story I guess. And I found an official parts list which shows bits, pieces and ribbon cables – of which there seem to be plenty.

    Plus I’ve found a video on replacement but need to check on how you open those ribbon cable connectors as they’re not in my usual line of repairs.

    Other hints welcome.



  152. another ian says:

    Latest “banking economics”!!!!!

    “Phantom Assets”

    “One way to correct this imbalance would be for the federal treasury to cover B of C losses. But this would be politically awkward, so the Keynesians have come up with a better idea: deferred assets.

    In our view, the way to solve this problem is to enter the Bank’s losses as a deferred asset on its balance sheet and a deferred liability on the government’s balance sheet.

    Basically, we’ll just call our growing liabilities an asset, which we promise to make good on at some undisclosed future date. We’re good for it, right?”


  153. another ian says:

    Not fare for Thanksgiving – or the rest of the year either

    More Beyond Meat

    “Beyond Meat factory riddled with mold, other dirty conditions: leaked documents”


    Via SDA

  154. YMMV says:

    “Iodine? Make it a very dilute solution.”

    After more digging, it’s definitely a case whether it’s good or bad depends on the dosage.

    Iodine is an element that is used by the thyroid. Humans cannot produce iodine, so it must be consumed. It is added to some foods and also to salt.

    Iodine reduces thyroid hormone and can kill fungus, bacteria, and other microorganisms such as amoebas. Iodine deficiency is one of the most common and preventable world health problems. Most iodine is found in the ocean, where it is concentrated by sea life, particularly in seaweed.


    hmmm, carrageen comes from seaweed too. “carrageenans are high-molecular-weight polysaccharides.” no mention of any iodine association in Wikipedia.
    It is used to make ice cream chewable, among other things.

    Back to iodine. 1873, discovered the antiseptic action of iodine. 1908, tincture of iodine (eg, iodine in ethanol). 1955, Povidone-iodine.

    Iodine has been recognized as an effective broad-spectrum bactericide, and is also effective against yeasts, molds, fungi, viruses, and protozoans. Drawbacks to its use in the form of aqueous solutions include irritation at the site of application, toxicity, and the staining of surrounding tissues. These deficiencies were overcome by the discovery and use of PVP-I [Povidone-iodine], in which the iodine is carried in a complexed form and the concentration of free iodine is very low. The product thus serves as an iodophor.

    Free iodine, slowly liberated from the povidone-iodine (PVP-I) complex in solution, kills cells through iodination of lipids and oxidation of cytoplasmic and membrane compounds. This agent exhibits a broad range of microbiocidal activity against bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses. Slow release of iodine from the PVP-I complex in solution minimizes iodine toxicity towards mammalian cells.

    Reading all the caveats in these articles does not give a lot of reassurance, so be careful and check for alternatives.

    Iodophor is mentioned.
    Iodophor is an iodine containing solution with a solubilizing agent such as a surfactant or providone. Iodophor is widely used in the brewing and dairy industries as a sanitizer.

    Iodine is a very lethal agent that enters the cell and prevents protein synthesis. According to Palmer (1999), iodine oxidizes the hydrogen-sulfur bonds in the amino acid cysteine, preventing peptide synthesis and leading to cell death. Further mechanisms of cell toxicity involve iodination of membrane lipids and oxidation of membrane proteins.

    The article is not keen on Iodophor.

  155. Ossqss says:

    @Ian, there are other routes in addition to repair for those issues.


  156. jim2 says:

    It is iota-carrageenan, not just carrageenan. My bad.


  157. YMMV says:

    jim2: “It is iota-carrageenan, not just carrageenan. My bad.”

    Very good, thanks! A quick search on that gets lots of hits, and all that I looked at were positive. Cheap, effective, safe — pick three!

    Iota-Carrageenan – a sulfated polysaccharide found in some species of red seaweed (Chondrus crispus) – has demonstrated antiviral activity against respiratory and other viruses in cell culture and in animal models. Iota-Carrageenan inhibits viruses due to its interaction with the surface of viral particles, thus preventing them from entering cells and trapping the viral particles released from the infected cells. In vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of Iota-Carrageenan against several respiratory viruses such as Human Rhinovirus, influenza A and common cold Coronavirus.

  158. Ossqss says:

    Biden at it again. You may want to ID any 401k or other retirement threats from the undoing of the Trump protections relating to ESG garbage.


  159. Ossqss says:

    For anyone interested in reading the full 236-page document, you can find it here.

    Click to access prudence-and-loyalty-in-selecting-plan-investments-and-exercising-shareholder-rights-final-rule.pdf

  160. another ian says:

    On employment

    “Men Without Work”


    And on those proclamations of cheaper power from wind and solar (Oz example)

    “Shh! Despite a bloodbath quarter for electricity prices, hated Brown Coal still sells at just 4c per KWh”


  161. The True Nolan says:

    Gonzalo Lira’s latest update, primarily on effects of power outages in Ukraine:

  162. another ian says:

    Latest Pointman



  163. another ian says:

    E.M. Note this bit there –

    “Back in the years when Boris Yeltsin was running the remains of the Soviet Union, I noticed a new face who was always in the background of any group shot of the old boozer. As time went by, he kept getting closer to the front row. A little research yielded a name, so I started building a file on an obscure St. Petersburg politician called Vladimir Putin because he’d already had an interesting career.”

  164. YMMV says:

    The part about Putin growing up fighting rats was good. Compare that with FJB growing up fighting Corn Pop. Allegedly.

  165. another ian says:




    Mentions a suggested testing protocol

  166. another ian says:

    Brave browser is now pointing to a new feature “Discussions” with a blue flag, which is a pain.

    Anyone worked out how to get rid of that?

  167. another ian says:

    Suprised? I thought not.

    “Microsoft: Popular IoT SDKs Leave Critical Infrastructure Wide Open to Cyberattack”


    Via https://joannenova.com.au/2022/11/saturday-open-thread-8/#comment-2609850

  168. another ian says:

    What you get for voting blue in USA

    “I Went To Every Single Homeless Camp In Los Angeles”

    Via http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/11/27/blue-america/

  169. another ian says:

    One way to do it

    “Shades Of ‘Thunderbolt & Lightfoot:’ The 20 mm Brinks Heist”


    Via SDA

  170. another ian says:

    Willis E looks at

    “Sea Ice Mysteries”


    “Here’s the strangest part. Despite the failure of the many predictions of an “ice-free Arctic”, despite the falsified claims that we’ve passed a “tipping point”, despite the fact that the reasons for the curious and unexpected changes in the polar sea ice cannot be explained by anyone and the changes weren’t predicted by anyone … climate scientists STILL insist that they can tell us what the global temperature will be like in the year 2100.

    You are free to believe those failed serial doomcasters if you wish.

    Me … hard pass. I’ve seen too many of their predictions crash and burn.”

  171. another ian says:

    “Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell have just held a press conference and released what they say is a complete list of Epstein Island Lolita Express primary clients.

    Pretty much all demonrats. No surprise there.”


  172. another ian says:

    I wonder if they saved a few big fish for later “just in cases”?

  173. another ian says:

    Recipe not given

  174. beththeserf says:

    Some of us in Viktoriastan are aware of what Mobility Management means under tyrannous government but in China lockdown really means that, *lock* down. Lei of Realtalk gets her info from inside China.

  175. another ian says:


    “The Argument AGAINST All ‘Vector’ Technologies”


  176. another ian says:

    Also FWIW

    Less than five percent of those who took the jabs were actually protected from getting the disease. Its worthless.”

    More at


  177. another ian says:

    Another crypto

    “BlockFi files for U.S. bankruptcy protection;”


  178. another ian says:


    “A Light in the Darkness
    “Sooner or later, there will be push-back against the Dems attempt to turn the USA into some kind of obese transgender liberal Wakanda run by crooks, freaks and thugs.” —The Vineyard of The Saker”




  179. E.M.Smith says:

    Note that the second * in the second link above does not expand into “uck” as one might expect, so the link fails. Do a manual substitution and it works.

  180. another ian says:

    E.M. Thanks.

    FTI – the string as posted got caught in the spam filter at Jo Nova.

  181. another ian says:

    I’ve reckoned that history suggests that someone would realise that there is money to be made in moving into the “tell it like it is” side of news and bolt from the cartel of “news that isn’t”.

    “It’s War: Apple moves against Twitter, helps CCP, so Musk vows to air skeletons and maybe move into smartphones”


    Note this bit – 

    “Indeed 50 other companies  also apparently hate free speech and have withdrawn advertising from Twitter now that Elon Musk owns it. This includes Chevrolet, Ford, Jeep, Kraft, Coke, Nestle and Kelloggs. What is it these companies want to achieve that is more important than reaching new customers?”

    Time to review buying preferences – even to get vocal about them?

  182. another ian says:

    The other side of on-line ordering

    “Where do our returned goods end up?”


  183. another ian says:

    Einstein not yet proved wrong –

    “Baby Names to Change because of …. Climate Change”


  184. another ian says:

    Re Dr John Campbell and U-tube

    and following –

    “At the beginning of the following video Dr John Campbell explains how his YouTube channel is on a “warning” status which means the Leftoids of Goolag/YouTube are close to shutting him down, as careful as he is.

    Nothing terrifies a Leftist more than alternative ideas or free speech.


    “He explains what is verboten to discuss:

    -Covid vaccine safety alleging chronic side effects except “rare” ones acknowledged by authorities.

    -Efficacy of covid vaccines such as not allowed to claim they do not reduce transmission or contraction of covid disease.

    -Not allowed to talk about the ingredients.”

    “Someone wrote as a comment on the above video:

    “The best thing about being a conspiracy theorist is not having myocarditis.” “

  185. jim2 says:

    The San Francisco-headquartered company, which develops autonomous driving technology for the trucking industry, has presided over a roughly 98% share price decline since going public a year ago. In the process, it’s wiped out close to $5 billion in market capitalization.


  186. YMMV says:

    Somewhere recently we were discussing carburetors versus fuel injection.
    This is an excellent video which goes over the whole history, explaining the evolution.
    Simple systems get replaced by “better” ones, and so on, each one more complex than the last. Some built with cheap parts, and with special mention of sensitive electronics not well enough protected from the harsh environment.

  187. another ian says:

    Things graduates from UHK* come up with

    “The World as We Know It Ends If It Can’t Find Its Bearings”


    * UHK = University of Hard Knocks

    And on trains


  188. another ian says:

    “The Insanity of ‘Zero Covid’ ”


  189. another ian says:

    “The ESG divestment grows: Florida takes $2 billion back from Blackrock”


  190. YMMV says:

    Everybody knows that China’s Zero Covid policy is insane (except those in power), so we don’t need to go into that. China is not alone in having insane policies.

    China’s Covid stats have always been disbelieved. In our experience they seem impossible. What if China really has controlled Covid better than any other country?
    Despite the bad press of over the top lockdowns, what if they have some other magic?

    They do not use the same vaccines. Their vaccines are supposedly not as good. I haven’t seen those studies, if there are any. Some of their vaccines use inactivated virus. Theoretically, this should be much better than using just the spike proteins (mRNA or not).

    China also has an inhalable vaccine. Theoretically, that should be better too.

    “Our body’s first line of defence is the mucus membrane of our respiratory system, we want that to be directly stimulated to improve immunity and using the inhaled vaccine does that,” Dr Zhao Hui, chief medical officer at Shanghai United Family Hospital Pudong, told Reuters.

  191. jim2 says:

    China could just incubate and spray the populous with a mixture of the 4 endemic, pre-covid 19 corona viruses. Let them all get a cold for a while, then open up.

  192. another ian says:

    What goes on in getting a satellite going –

    Reply to
    December 1, 2022 2:42 pm
    That’s not it. Having retired from the satellite design business, I can tell you where the money goes. A lot of design work goes into job before you even win the contract. Contractors are paid between 10% and 50% of the cost of that effort. 15 years ago, on a job like this, you’re talking at least $30M per contractor over the years it took to produce the proposal. Assuming only two bidders, NASA may have spent $30M total. NASA will take a year or two determining the winner. In most cases, thew contractors are forced to let the design engineering group go into other program. It’s way too expensive to pay them to just sit around and wait. So, after the winning team is selected, a new team of engineers has to be assembled/hired, as the programs they went to will not want to let them go.”

    Much more in that comment at


  193. another ian says:

    FWIW – Fire up the BBQ anyway!

    “Red Meat Is Not a Health Risk. A New Study Slams Years of Shoddy Research.”


    That methodology might need a good look

  194. YMMV says:

    Oh, this is good. A study showing that if you get Covid now you are no worse off than if you got some other respiratory virus. Scientifically, there are too many caveats to say that; nevertheless, that’s what they found.

  195. cdquarles says:

    I am not surprised. Basic biology, in lots of words, that boil down to predator-prey relationships/host-parasite or pathogen relationships. Survival of that which survives, with everything being competitors in one or more ways.

  196. David A says:

    YMMV, I will certainly watch you link, yet this is not my impression of what the spike protein can do systemically and including passing the blood brain barrier. It is my perspective ( along with some observational experience ) that the multi organ damage observed by the vaccines, can all occur to a lesser extant with the virus.

    My wife did not have the vaccine, yet is predisposed to be immune compromised, and the virus has made her deaf in one ear, caused vision problems, and numerous other morbidity symptoms, all the them in common with reported vaccine harms.

  197. another ian says:

    When your version of the “tooth fairy: bites you on the arse –

    “NetZero impossibility point? Europe’s renewable wonderland now can’t make solar, wind, batteries or EV’s”


  198. another ian says:

    From another blog on the “powers that be”

    .”.after all said and done…”they” know what is best for us……….sigh


    I think that is an “unknown known”

  199. another ian says:

    “@elonmusk – What really happened with the Hunter Biden story suppression by Twitter will be published on Twitter at 5pm ET!”


  200. another ian says:

  201. another ian says:

  202. jim2 says:

    David A, again I am so sorry to hear about your wife. This does illustrate the problem teasing effects of the vaccine from those of the actual COVID-19 strains. They all produce spike proteins. I was encouraged by the article posted by EMS via John Campbell about the Israel study that seems to indicate the vaccine didn’t cause myocarditis. But it does appear they used a limited set of diagnostic codes and may have missed problems caused by the virus alone.

  203. jim2 says:

    I recall there were questions here about the flu gone missing during the COVID epidemic. Normally, the flu virus alternates between Northern and Southern hemispheres, mutating and combining strains the entire time.

    Flying took a hit during the epidemic. This probably limited the hemispheric exchange. It would also lessen the impact of all those people congregating at the airport.

    This year, travel is really opening up, especially flying. The flu has gotten an early start and is rampant.

    Don’t have much in the way of studies or whatnot, just throwing it out there.


  204. cdquarles says:

    I wouldn’t expect alterations in human international flying to do much about that. Recall the big flu in 1918-1920. How much international flying existed then? (Not much, though international shipping did). Birds, though, are intermediate carriers for some strains, though. They do lots of international flying.

    I’d say that covid has lost its competitive edge and that RSV, influenza, and others just were dormant when outcompeted. Now, they’re not.

  205. jim2 says:

    CDQ – WWI occurred 1914-1918. So there was a good bit of traveling going on.

  206. jim2 says:

    The basic reproduction number of the virus was between 2 and 3.[169] The close quarters and massive troop movements of World War I hastened the pandemic, and probably both increased transmission and augmented mutation. The war may also have reduced people’s resistance to the virus. Some speculate the soldiers’ immune systems were weakened by malnourishment, as well as the stresses of combat and chemical attacks, increasing their susceptibility.[170][171] A large factor in the worldwide occurrence of the flu was increased travel. Modern transportation systems made it easier for soldiers, sailors, and civilian travelers to spread the disease.[172] Another was lies and denial by governments, leaving the population ill-prepared to handle the outbreaks.[173]

    The severity of the second wave has been attributed to the circumstances of the First World War.[174] In civilian life, natural selection favors a mild strain. Those who get very ill stay home, and those mildly ill continue with their lives, preferentially spreading the mild strain. In the trenches, natural selection was reversed. Soldiers with a mild strain stayed where they were, while the severely ill were sent on crowded trains to crowded field hospitals, spreading the deadlier virus. The second wave began, and the flu quickly spread around the world again. Consequently, during modern pandemics, health officials look for deadlier strains of a virus when it reaches places with social upheaval.[175] The fact that most of those who recovered from first-wave infections had become immune showed that it must have been the same strain of flu. This was most dramatically illustrated in Copenhagen, which escaped with a combined mortality rate of just 0.29% (0.02% in the first wave and 0.27% in the second wave) because of exposure to the less-lethal first wave.[176] For the rest of the population, the second wave was far more deadly; the most vulnerable people were those like the soldiers in the trenches – adults who were young and fit.[177]


  207. cdquarles says:

    I specifically mentioned international flying for a reason. I also mentioned international shipping for a reason. I don’t think international flying did that much in either situation. International shipping, though, never stopped either time.

  208. David A says:

    Jim, CD, please also consider that NOW they are not testing for Covid, at least in US hospitals. A year ago if you came in with a sore throat, you were guaranteed to be tested. Now, I am assured, you wont even be asked. I honestly believe the latest Covid is far more rampant then official numbers indicate. Two doctors admitted this. I think the vaccine is basically a complete failure with the latest mutations, as expected.

    Yes, it makes sense that other bugs are on the rise as well, especially as many studies demonstrate the vaccines produce a weakened immune system. Three US military whistleblower doctors are confirming very large increases in heart disease, cancer, miscarriages,etc.https://fearunmasked.com/senate-whistleblower-bombshell-dod-vax-data-shows-300-cancer-and-miscarriages-269-heart-disease/
    OAS, looks certain, ADE, perhaps, broken immune systems in general? Hope not.

  209. jim2 says:

    When I recently went to a clinic with flu symptoms, I was tested for both flu and COVID, since both are pretty rampant here. COVID came back negative. Of course it was the fast antibody test.

  210. David A says:

    Jim2, I cannot say, yet think you may be correct. Three studies, one, pre vaccine, shows identical incidence rate covid and non covid, another one, also pre vaccine, shows massive increase of incidents compared to non covid, and a third that indicates sky high incidence rate in vaccinated. All showing very different numbers.

  211. another ian says:

    Another turn of the screw?

    “Elon Musk Delivering Red Pills to Masses – Notes U.S. Use of Social Media, Including Twitter, to Manipulate Brazil Election

    December 3, 2022 | Sundance | 37 Comments”


  212. jim2 says:

    David A. If the study doesn’t use some sort of diagnostic test specific for COVID, it probably isn’t a good study. For example, there is a diagnostic code for viral induced myocarditis. But a lot of viruses cause myocarditis, so that wouldn’t in and of itself be useful.

  213. David A says:

    Jim, I can see how that would possibly refine the observation. Afaict, they are taking all myocarditis cases and then simply looking for covid positive verses never had covid. Unless of course Covid positive also had many more other myocarditis causing factors in their cohort, not due to their Covid, but due to their health, or lack thereof.
    It does appear possible that those that had a bad reaction to Covid, were also health compromised in other ways that stimulated myocarditis. Yet, the Israel study could not find this, and the positive correlation study did not look for this directly, although they separate by age and sex only afaict.
    ( And that of course is problematic in itself, as I am not clear if all subjects were tested for covid, and as we know, the tests themselves are flawed. I am assuming they were, but again, at what cycle were they considered positive?)

    I need to see what numbers the three different studies generated. In other words what was the myocarditis positive rate in the years 2015 through say 2019, and then how do the numbers change for these studies. The myocarditis positive but no Covid cohort should closely match 2015 – 2019 percentages in both pre vaccine studies.

  214. YMMV says:

    myocarditis. Pre-Covid-era, not on the general public’s radar. Perhaps not on that of most family doctors either?

    Infection with a virus is one cause of myocarditis. Sometimes a drug reaction or general inflammatory condition causes myocarditis.
    The symptoms are also listed there.

    Some people with early myocarditis don’t have symptoms. Others have mild symptoms.

    Common myocarditis symptoms include:

    Chest pain
    Swelling of the legs, ankles and feet
    Rapid or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias)
    Shortness of breath, at rest or during activity
    Light-headedness or feeling like you might faint
    Flu-like symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pain, fever or sore throat
    Sometimes, myocarditis symptoms are like a heart attack. If you are having unexplained chest pain and shortness of breath, seek emergency medical help.

    It’s that first sentence which catches my attention:
    Some people with early myocarditis don’t have symptoms. Others have mild symptoms

    Now when the influencers in the media and the powers that be say that vaccine caused myocarditis is rare, I imagine that they are talking about clinical cases, not those with no symptoms yet. How rare is that? How many of the vaccine recipients are walking cases … so far? We know athletes die on the field. Should couch potatoes be extra cautious about putting extra strain on their heart?

    I’m not saying there is or is not; but I lost my trust in the authorities who claim to know.

  215. YMMV says:

    Here’s a nice animated map of how the Covid virus spread. Very fast, so I recommend slowing the video down.

    And the EU never ceases to amaze. Here they are shutting down 3000 farms in The Netherlands, because Climate Change. The good professor they interview thinks this goes beyond WEF and Marxism and that it is a puritanical anti-human cult which is in control.

  216. another ian says:

    Sounds fair enough!

  217. another ian says:

    “The Manhattan Contrarian Energy Storage Paper Has Arrived!”


    Via http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/12/03/imagining-the-future/

    “If the green movement is going to continue to push the idea that we can survive without fossil fuels, they have some significant math problems to overcome first. Unless, of course, they eventually dispense with the need for backup power sources entirely.”

    More there – like

    “…the amount of energy storage that Germany is planning for 2031 is between 0.016% and 0.036% of what it actually would need.” !!!

  218. Simon Derricutt says:

    Could be a downside of vaccinating all those kids against Covid?
    Also maybe connected is that during her last year the Queen was suffering from bone-cancer.

    On another subject, the race card being played heavily at https://www.gbnews.uk/opinion/ngozi-fulani-is-a-complete-and-utter-hypocrite-says-nana-akua/400761
    Luckily the reporter here is herself Black, so she can say the obvious without being accused of white privilege or something. I’d have assumed from the costume and hairstyle, as well as the accent, that Ngozi Fulani (name at birth Marlene Headly, so she’s changed it) was indeed from Africa. Seems to me she was looking for something to be offended by and chose her target.

  219. jim2 says:

    On the topic of COVID testing, I have been tested twice for COVID in the last 2 weeks. Once at a doc-in-the-box and once at my normal provider.

  220. YMMV says:

    myocarditis update. Dr. Campbell goes over a new German study which uses autopsies. The pathologists show that mRNA vaccines cause immune cells to congregate in areas of the heart where they should not be, causing changes in the electrical pulses which control the heartbeat, causing arrhythmia, causing death unless a defibrillator is used immediately. Dr. Campbell calls it definitive. He notes that these are MILD cases of myocarditis, but still deadly. And it is not just young males.

    The paper is
    “Autopsy-based histopathological characterization of myocarditis after anti-SARS-CoV-2-vaccination”

  221. another ian says:

    Definitely a FWIW



  222. another ian says:

    More Manhattan Contrarian

    “This from the report, which sums up these delusional people well;

    “Menton writes that the push to Net Zero without a fully demonstrated and costed solution to the energy storage conundrum “is analogous to jumping out of an airplane without a parachute, and assuming that the parachute will be invented, delivered and strapped on in mid-air in time to save you before you hit the ground” ”


  223. jim2 says:

    The world economy is lurching toward an unprecedented confluence of economic, financial, and debt crises, following the explosion of deficits, borrowing, and leverage in recent decades.

    In the private sector, the mountain of debt includes that of households (such as mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, student loans, personal loans), businesses and corporations (bank loans, bond debt, and private debt), and the financial sector (liabilities of bank and nonbank institutions). In the public sector, it includes central, provincial, and local government bonds and other formal liabilities, as well as implicit debts such as unfunded liabilities from pay-as-you-go pension schemes and health-care systems – all of which will continue to grow as societies age.

    Just looking at explicit debts, the figures are staggering. Globally, total private- and public-sector debt as a share of GDP rose from 200% in 1999 to 350% in 2021. The ratio is now 420% across advanced economies, and 330% in China. In the United States, it is 420%, which is higher than during the Great Depression and after World War II.

    Of course, debt can boost economic activity if borrowers invest in new capital (machinery, homes, public infrastructure) that yields returns higher than the cost of borrowing. But much borrowing goes simply to finance consumption spending above one’s income on a persistent basis – and that is a recipe for bankruptcy. Moreover, investments in “capital” can also be risky, whether the borrower is a household buying a home at an artificially inflated price, a corporation seeking to expand too quickly regardless of returns, or a government that is spending the money on “white elephants” (extravagant but useless infrastructure projects).


  224. David A says:

    @ Simon, regarding the Queen, I understand that Philip died just a few weeks after the vaccine, and the Queen, although vaccinated and boosted, got Covid, likely from Charles, and went downhill rapidly after that. Prior to this, she was incredibly healthy and worked the phenomenal schedule she had worked for some seventy years.

  225. YMMV says:

    Whose side is Fox News on?

    President Biden’s White House says former President Donald Trump deserves to be “universally condemned” for arguing that parts of the U.S. Constitution should be terminated last week.

    Trump made the statement in response to the release of the “Twitter Files” on Friday, a trove of documents detailing Twitter’s communications on censorship. Trump argued the files showed evidence of “fraud and deception” in the 2020 election and went on to argue parts of the Constitution should be terminated to address it.

    “So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION?” Trump posted on social media.

    “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” he continued. “Our great ‘Founder’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!”

    Trump has failed for years to provide evidence to support his claims of fraud in the 2020 election.

    It’s over, the Deep State has won. It’s getting closer and closer to “you can fool all of the people all of the time.” I hope Elon has a good Clintoncide prevention team.

  226. Simon Derricutt says:

    David A – yep, Prince Philip had some medical problems, though standard practice was to not make such things public so we don’t know how bad. I expect the vaccinations led to those problems getting suddenly worse for both him and Queen Elizabeth.

    With the death-rate remaining higher than pre-covid, but some medical problems resulting from not doing normal care because resources were directed mainly to Covid-related problems instead, it’s going to be difficult to get valid data about vaccine damage itself. Looks like it’s real, and that given the obvious failure to prevent illness or transmission the risk from the vaccine isn’t worth it, but not many people in the mainstream have noticed that yet. It should be obvious that jabbed people still get Covid multiple times, but somehow that’s waved away as “well, they didn’t die from it so the vaccine is working”.

  227. David A says:

    Waved away is correct, as they do die from it. EMs post on excess deaths running about 15 percent is very good. (All this must be systemically looked at, excess deaths, VAERS, insurance companies, funeral homes, embalmers etc, as they refuse to do the obvious studies needed. I distrust the US statistics, which I think are admitted to not be updated until they do accurate all cause morbidity mortality studies, vaccinated versus unvaccinated, (Vaccinated means from time 0 of the first shot) applied to the top 10 VAERS harms, I doubt anything the CDC publishes.

  228. YMMV says:

    While the media focuses on the war in Ukraine, it neglects the War on Humanity.
    The WEF has conquered another piece of Germany:
    “Germans banned from using nitrate fertilizers in shift toward ‘green’ farming
    The new rule in North Rhine-Westphalia is a “step backwards,” the region’s minister of agriculture says”

    As of Thursday, farmers in North Rhine-Westphalia are required to use 20% less nitrate fertilizer in areas deemed to have “problematic” levels of the chemical – a designation that now encompasses a third of the province’s usable farmland.

  229. The True Nolan says:

    Reported attack on electrical infrastructure. 40,000 people without power for 8 hours overnight.

    From the article: “Fields added that social media rumors claiming that the vandalism was an attempt to stop a local drag show have not been substantiated.” Not substantiated, but not refuted, either. I don’t know how anything could be refuted until the vandal is caught. And how will they catch him? He may easily have been a half mile away. Barring something really foolish on his part, (like cell phone tracking or direct witnesses) it will be almost impossible.

    There has been discussion here in the past about the dangers of unprotected infrastructure. Quite simply, you cannot run a technological civilization unless 1) infrastructure is protected, or 2) your populace is overwhelmingly peaceful.

    @David A: “they refuse to do the obvious studies needed.” That really tells us all we need to know. At this point, their failure to perform even the most basic procedures needed to minimize deaths, is so extreme that consideration of their motives is entirely secondary. If someone walks into your church and begins shooting parishioners, it doesn’t immediately matter whether they are insane, politically motivated, have entered the wrong church, or imagine they are fighting Godzilla. The only important thing to do is to protect the innocent and remove the attacker.

    @YMMV: “Whose side is Fox News on?” The simple answer? NOT YOURS! This is just my personal opinion, but Fox News is, I think, a sort of pressure relief valve, the psychological version of the steam valves you find on pressure cookers. They provide just enough pressure relief that viewers can sleep at night and go to work the next day. Otherwise they might do something crazy — like shoot a few rounds into an electrical substation.

  230. YMMV says:

    And here is a back of the envelope calculation. What if all those excess deaths are vaccine related?

    In 2021 there were 891,491 excess deaths in the US, and that was 25.8% of all deaths.

    225,000,000 are vaccinated in the US.

    Now this calculation is absurd, but it’s just a what-if, ….

    If all of those excess deaths are vaccine related (absurd), that would be 0.4% of the vaccinated. Small enough to be considered rare, maybe.

    The calculation doesn’t prove anything, but it does show that even something very rare can result in a large number of deaths, if you give it to enough people.

  231. The True Nolan says:

    @YMMV: Back of the envelope calculations are seldom 100% right — but they are also seldom 100% wrong either. That is why they are the necessary precursor to deeper investigation. Just off the top of my head, I can think of several reasons why that 0.4% estimate may be too low for upcoming years. At the start of 2021 the vaxx drive was just getting up to speed for old folks and had yet to be extended to younger cohorts; in other words, that 225 million was much lower for most of 2021. Also, the portion of those who had been vaxxed only once was a larger part of the vaxxed crowd, and (assuming that more vaxx equals greater chance of death) so the 0.4% would be expected to rise as time goes on. Lastly (and someone check my reasoning on this) most of the vaxxed were elderly people who because of their age, already stood a higher chance of dying that year. If the vaxx is indeed killing people, then the deaths of younger people will bump up the number of excess deaths more than the deaths of elderly people. As the number of young vaxxed in comparison to older vaxxed goes higher, we would expect that 0.4% to rise.

    To illustrate why excess deaths among young people count more than excess deaths among old people consider this extreme example. Suppose the normal death rate of old people is 100% and the death rate of younger people is 0%. Every death of an old person from the vaxx does NOTHING to raise the excess number of deaths because they would have died anyway, just in the ordinary order of things. The death of any vaxxed young person would count as excess because the normal for their age was zero. Obviously, this is an extreme thought experiment but the principle holds for more realistic death rates.

    It will be interesting to see the numbers for 2022, assuming we can get accurate figures.

  232. Ossqss says:

    Related on excess mortality data from the EU.


  233. David A says:

    I also think that generally we are well past the time for medical deaths due to the lockdowns. There has been plenty of time to see doctors, get MRIs etc… Indeed, we are into almost three years of excess deaths, the vulnerable should have passed away a long time ago, yet excess deaths are apparently not abating, and getting younger, so life years lost is much higher than 2020 and the initial Covid assigned deaths. It will be interesting to see if and when the combination of excess deaths, and fewer births, has a major impact on population numbers.

    Regarding the WEF and others being so concerned about population reductions, is it not true that there is tremendous waste built into our GDP – GDP dollars that don’t really produce anything? I see sometimes the same people complaining about the need for more people, also complaining that automation is taking too many jobs. Twitter is apparently operating just fine without 1/2 or more of their former employees.

    We certainly don’t need many existing government employees. It would appear obvious that we have plenty of people to care for our infrastructure and energy production, even if it means reorienting some of our education from woke social studies, to real work. Our medical field appears to have endless practices that perpetuate problems with endless pharmaceuticals.

    Does less population necessarily mean collapse, as some advocate? It appears obvious that bringing in millions of immigrants that are deeply uneducated and somewhat hostile to a nation’s existence, only creates more problems, and a likely societal breakdown that is tragic and deadly.

    While I fully support the idea that this planet can fairly easily support 8 billion people, I also don’t see reduced population, if education in proper fields is done correctly with common sense, as the obvious disaster it is presented to be. I do of course see genocide, as we may be witnessing, as a great great evil.

  234. jim2 says:

    I think Twitter was just an incubator for Dimowit minions and donors.

  235. jim2 says:

    Big-tech scratches government’s back, government scratches big-tech’s back.

    The media-magnified focus on Indian workers and immigration “country caps” is hiding a massive corporate giveaway in the House’s pending EAGLE Act, now scheduled for a committee review on Monday and a House vote on Tuesday.

    The bill “just blows the limits [on the hiring of temporary visa-workers] out in the water and makes all of these temporary worker programs permanent, so that all of these jobs will be permanently removed from American workers,” Rosemary Jenks, the director of government relations at NumbersUSA.


  236. jim2 says:

    An attempt by the EU to leverage the Metaverse as a propaganda tool failed spectacularly!

    The European Union hosted a 24-hour party in its $407,000 metaverse, but only a handful of people turned up, according to journalist Vince Chadwick, one of the attendees.

    Last week’s event was billed as a “beach party” offering “music and fun” to launch the EU’s “Global Gateway” strategy.

    When the costly virtual-reality world was first shown in October, EU staff were already raising concerns, per Devex.

    “Depressing and embarrasing” and “digital garbage” were among the department’s first responses to the underwhelming €387,000 venue. 


  237. Ossqss says:

    Is it just me, or does the Untuckit shirt ad guy (their president), look just like the Ukranian President?

  238. jim2 says:

    This is sweet. Now if only it happens.

    Dr. Simone Gold, President and Chairman of America’s Frontline Doctors, wrote a letter to Elon Musk on Monday, asking to be included in a team of medical experts who will fact-check all the lies and propaganda from the government.

    The letter was issued after Elon Musk liked a tweet about Mark Cuban’s suggestion to form a team of medical specialists to fact-check medical content and debunk medical misinformation.


  239. another ian says:

    “No Joke, Climate Change Professionals Now Provide Goals and Individual Allowances for Transportation, Food, and Clothing
    December 5, 2022 | Sundance | 152 Comments”


  240. another ian says:

    Check your ration and then compare


  241. another ian says:

    Peak stupidity? We’re no where near it!

    “When bureaucrats defy logic and reason”

    Irony has been declared many times in this pandemic but now, from Covid-riddled Germany comes the final proof: you can’t kill yourself now unless you’ve been vaccinated. As European countries battle to limit the spread of the virus, Verein Sterbehilfe – the German Euthanasia Association – has issued a new directive, declaring it will now only help those who have been vaccinated or recovered from the disease. In a statement, the association said”

    More at


  242. E.M.Smith says:

    @Another Ian:

    Per that Germany Euthanasia “requirement”:

    I’m increasingly happy that I live in The Free State Of Florida where such stupidity is quite limited.

    While one does occasionally see a mask in use, it is generally quite rare. The overwhelming behaviour and attitude is “The pandemic was over years ago”. Life is normal here (and we’re going to keep it that way…)

    Only when you end up interacting with some major Administration From An Alien Land does the profound Stupidity get in your grill (again…). Federal facilities like airports. A visit to a Major Chain Hospital. Odd large chain fast food places. Even there, the employees are clearly chaffing at the mask they are required to wear (and often have them barely in place; or pull it up from the ‘necklace’ position as you approach them).

    Grocery stores, hardware stores, on the street or at entertainment venues? We’re just so over it. Only the occasional tourist or Nervous Ninny has a mask. Everyone else is just living their best life in freedom. I’ll often go days to weeks without even thinking about it, and I have completely lost track of where any mask might be. I just don’t have them to hand anywhere nor expect to use them.

    In short: Life is normal here, and it is good.

    I (and my money…) will not be traveling to any place that requires a ‘vaccine passport’. No “digital id” either. That might quash a fantasy or two (like the idea of a camping / driving trip from Nome to The Keys with the Alcan Highway segement across Canada perhaps being an issue what with Turdoh! and his mandates – but Canada can get by without my visit or my money…) – but a lost fantasy is not a big price to pay for freedom.

    FWIW: Saw a report of someone setting up “Pureblood Blood Banks” that said such blood was now a premium… I get the impression that the 1/4 to 1/5 of the population who said “Not just no, but hell no! to your damn shot” are not going to be talked into changing there mind…


    While I’m thinking about it: saw a headline on some video that said InfraRed Light tended to reduce some of the spike damage. It was, IIRC, about folks with long duration symptoms and how getting some sun helps. A bit of a Dig Here! that I didn’t get to… But if light therapy is helpful and somehow inactivates some of the spike proteins, that would imply locking folks inside their homes was “Exactly Wrong”…

  243. E.M.Smith says:

    Stuff that ought to end up in an article but I’m just not getting to it:


    Infrared light therapy relieves TLR-4 dependent hyper-inflammation of the type induced by COVID-19
    Blanche Aguida 1, Marootpong Pooam 2, Margaret Ahmad 1 3, Nathalie Jourdan 1
    Affiliations expand
    PMID: 34552685 PMCID: PMC8451450 DOI: 10.1080/19420889.2021.1965718


    The recent outbreak of COVID-19, which continues to ravage communities with high death tolls and untold psychosocial and catastrophic economic consequences, is a vivid reminder of nature’s capacity to defy contemporary healthcare. The pandemic calls for rapid mobilization of every potential clinical tool, including phototherapy-one of the most effective treatments used to reduce the impact of the 1918 “Spanish influenza” pandemic. This paper cites several studies showing that phototherapy has immense potential to reduce the impact of coronavirus diseases, and offers suggested ways that the healthcare industry can integrate modern light technologies in the fight against COVID-19 and other infections. The evidence shows that violet/blue (400-470 nm) light is antimicrobial against numerous bacteria, and that it accounts for Niels Ryberg Finsen’s Nobel-winning treatment of tuberculosis. Further evidence shows that blue light inactivates several viruses, including the common flu coronavirus, and that in experimental animals, red and near infrared light reduce respiratory disorders, similar to those complications associated with coronavirus infection. Moreover, in patients, red light has been shown to alleviate chronic obstructive lung disease and bronchial asthma. These findings call for urgent efforts to further explore the clinical value of light, and not wait for another pandemic to serve as a reminder. The ubiquity of inexpensive light emitting lasers and light emitting diodes (LEDs), makes it relatively easy to develop safe low-cost light-based devices with the potential to reduce infections, sanitize equipment, hospital facilities, emergency care vehicles, homes, and the general environment as pilot studies have shown.

    Keywords: Antiviral; COVID-19; Coronaviruses; Photobiomodulation; Pulsed blue light; Red or near infrared light.

    I am now happier than ever that I laid in a large stock of regular old incandescent light bulbs with their large red and infrared output… and wonder to just what extent the flood of LED lights with excess blue and not enough red is contributing to disease…

    Personally, I find them physically bothersome to the eyes. Don’t know if it is the flicker (that we’re not supposed to be able to see, but does make me feel eye strain) or some other property; but they are just physically uncomfortable to me. So we run incandescent bulbs or CFLs depending on the fixture (Yes I have a CFL stash too, but mostly use IC bulbs inside the house.)

    Then how much benefit would have come from letting folks just be outside in the sun during the last few years, eh? UV is known to inactivate the virus pronto, and now it looks like IR can do it in a minute or two.

    Link: https://medium.com/@contentforeman/can-far-infrared-sauna-kill-covid-19-fcf560b8bfc5

    Far Infrared Sauna and Viruses
    Infrared sauna temperature is capable of killing viruses.

    That’s a fact.

    But wait a minute, do you mean to say that far infrared sauna can kill Covid 19!


    We know that far infrared sauna temperature is hot enough to kill Covid 19, there’s no second guessing that.

    And here’s the thing; according to a recent research, the novel coronavirus will die within 15–25 minutes at temperature of 56 degrees Celsius (that is 132 degree F). Plus, the virus will die in less than 2 minutes at 65 degrees Celsius (that is 149 degrees F).

    Note, the virus thrive and is very active at low temperatures.

    So can far infrared sauna kill Covid 19?

    Well, let us see the temperature level of the far infrared sauna before we conclude.

    The average far infrared sauna uses a temperature of 120 -140 degrees Fahrenheit. While the coronavirus die at 56 degrees Celsius (that’s 132.8 degree Fahrenheit).

    So Can Far Infrared Sauna Kill Covid 19?
    If the information above is correct, then the far infrared sauna can kill coronavirus.

    And let us not even talk about traditional saunas that use temperature range of 150 to 175 degrees Fahrenheit

    That’s to say that traditional saunas will dried up the virus in less than 60 seconds.

    So not letting folks take a Sauna together, or just walk on the beach on a hot sunny day, is causing damage… Freedom, it’s a thing. (And a good one at that).

  244. jim2 says:

    Unlike most current applications of photobiomodulation therapy, treatment of lung inflammation requires deep, uniform penetration of light into the chest cavity. Unfortunately, many LED-based photobiomodulation devices on the market do not provide either the necessary intensity or a suitable wavelength for deep tissue penetration. Red light, for instance, does not effectively penetrate beneath the skin surface and generates high heat, as is true also of infrared heating lamps or incandescent bulbs, which emit at wavelengths above 900 nm. Exposure to many such lamps at the intensities necessary for chest therapy would result in burns to the skin, for example, an incandescent infrared light. Further practical considerations are with respect to the time-dependence of the therapy. Exposure times have to be quite precise, as even 5-min variation renders the treatment ineffective (Figure 2). However, we did not find a significant decrease in effectiveness even at much higher light intensities (Figs.3, 4), suggesting that too much light intensity is not a problem, and only the duration of exposure is critical. Thus, the main challenge is providing a uniform illumination at a high enough intensity to the patient’s thoracic cavity.

    We have used a wavelength at 720–750 nm in our study as this provides penetration of tissue without engendering heat and has optimal effects on TLR4-dependent inflammation. As an approximation of light penetration, we have measured the passage of light through pork rib and 3 cm steak sections, and determined that a powerful enough LED to achieve a light intensity of at least 1000 W/m2 at the skin surface is required for light penetration of 1–2 W/m2 into the chest and lungs [36]. We have interchangeably used commercial high output 720 nm LED bulbs and floodlights in these studies (see methods), which do not unduly heat the skin surface (increase in 5°C after 10 m exposure) and also achieve an output intensity that would be sufficient to penetrate the chest cavity.


  245. YMMV says:


    “PREMIERING 12/6 at 7:30PM ET: Dr. Tess Lawrie: COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Inflammation in ‘Every Organ and Tissue of the Body’”

    Dr. Tess Lawrie, she’s in my trusted white-list. A White Hat.

    his episode will premiere on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

    “There’s a loophole that they’ve slipped through in the regulatory process, because most drugs require pharmacokinetic studies … And that has not been done with the COVID-19 vaccines,” says Dr. Tess Lawrie, co-founder of the World Council for Health.

    Pharmacokinetics is the study of how a drug behaves in a patient’s body, how it distributes, and how long it takes to be cleared from the body. “Because they’ve been called vaccines … all these manufacturers have been required to do is to show that the product they inject gives an immune reaction, gets an immune response. They have not been required to show how it distributes around the body,” says Lawrie.

    She argues that the COVID-19 injections are not actually vaccines, but are instead gene therapies. And they must be halted immediately, she says.

    Myocarditis is just the tip of the iceberg. Inflammation is actually occurring not just in the heart, but “in every organ and tissue of the body,” Lawrie says.

    In this episode, she breaks down the alarming signals that independent researchers have found, and what people can do if they are worried about their own health or the health of their loved ones.

    Dr. Lawrie is also the director of The Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy Ltd. Her Substack is called “A Better Way to Health.”

  246. another ian says:

    Meanwhile “Life (or the lack of it) in Canada”

    “Universal Death-Care”

    “From consent to coercion to coverup: Even after seeing many shocking facts & revelations on the MAiD issue over the past 2 months, it came as a jolt to me that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has made a draft policy to the effect that the death certificate of MAiD recipients in the province will NOT show MAiD as the cause of their death…”


  247. another ian says:

    A FYI on green hydrogen

    “Energy Storage Report: Hydrogen as An Alternative to Batteries”



    “The Mirage of Electric Vehicles”


  248. The True Nolan says:

    Are you a Canadian Veteran with health care issues? Can’t get promised services in a timely manner? We have a solution for you! Choose now… while it is still voluntary!

  249. another ian says:

    “The attacks on transformers in North Carolina reveal a major danger”


    I guess you only need cruise missiles if you can’t get closer

  250. YMMV says:

    another ian: Canada’s MAiD. I guess they didn’t want to call it MAD.
    (Medically Assisted Death)

    From a comment at the link: “Canada is becoming the new China”
    Next stop, organ harvesting!

    BTW, there was even an ad promoting MAiD, ““the most beautiful exit”

  251. jim2 says:

    Substations have been shot up before, and this possibility has been known for a long time. That equipment is frequently isolated, but with a high powered rifle, it doesn’t matter if it isn’t.

  252. E.M.Smith says:

    Luke Rudkowski tonight on Timcast IRL:

    “conspiracy theories are now, like, spoiler alerts”

    Gotta luv it!

  253. The True Nolan says:

    @jim2: “That equipment is frequently isolated, but with a high powered rifle, it doesn’t matter if it isn’t.”

    And even if the equipment is protected, there are hundreds of thousands of miles of transmission lines which crisscross woods which are unguarded. I really know of no practical way to protect them. This is another case where a decentralized grid and generation system would be MUCH more robust against failure. Oh, well. The same people who demand greater and more centralized political power, are the same ones who have to approve of infrastructure designs.

  254. another ian says:

    An even bigger OOPS! here in the current Oz rush to renewables –

    “Green Energy Construction Company Collapse Triggers Aussie Government Crisis Talks”

    Snowy 2, NSW-SA interconnect, one of the new gas power plants. $10 bill worth


    And word spreading world wide –

    ““The death of a renewable energy construction company by renewable energy has a certain narrative symmetry.”

    December 7, 2022 Kate Alternative Subsidy Climate Cult”


  255. YMMV says:

    And I thought *I* was a pessimist.


    “The People’s Liberation Army Navy is spoiling for a fight, and the US Navy is eager to give it one.”

    There’s a very good reason we like to compare President Xi Jinping’s People’s Republic of China to the rise of Athens in Greek antiquity.

    More than 2,400 years ago, Thucydides offered a powerful insight: ‘It was the rise of Athens, and the fear that this inspired in Sparta, that made war inevitable.’

    I would not have thought of that. I am more familiar with this:

    Cassandra was a daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. Her elder brother was Hector, the hero of the Greek-Trojan war. The older and most common versions of the myth state that she was admired by the god Apollo, who sought to win her love by means of the gift of seeing the future. According to Aeschylus, she promised him her favours, but after receiving the gift, she went back on her word. As the enraged Apollo could not revoke a divine power, he added to it the curse that nobody would believe her prophecies.


    Or some other explanation of the god given gift/curse.
    Here’s the good part.

    It’s not Taiwan

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, the flashpoint in 2023 is not Taiwan but rather the South China Sea, a part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from Singapore to the Strait of Taiwan, covering approximately 1.3 milion square miles, an area larger than India.

    More than 500 million people in China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam live within 100 miles of its coastline.

    It is one of the world’s busiest international sea lanes with many of the world’s busiest shipping ports.

    The South China Sea is also a vast expanse of valuable fisheries with huge reserves of abundant oil and natural gas, over which the Chinese Communist Party claims ‘indisputable sovereignty’, courtesy of the nine-dash line, basically a U-shaped area which covers the strategic Paracel and Spratly Island chains.

    China has used its powerful naval might to assert control over the nine-dash line since 2012, building artificial islands in the Spratly chain, while installing military bases on them – in defiance of international law in general and Washington in particular.

    This now enables China to deploy combat aircraft and missile launchers to the islands at any time.

    By asserting control over the South China Sea, Beijing can use this area as a base to project its power throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

    This is where war with the West will erupt, ostensibly in US defence of the Freedom of Navigation – hence, Washington’s Greek-like chorus on reaffirming the right to fly, sail, and operate where international law allows.

    “war between the US and China is not just possible but highly likely in 2023.”

    Remember Pearl Harbor

  256. jim2 says:

    RE: ESG …

    Funds linked to environmental, social and governance principles are by definition supposed to minimize risks tied to those three factors. In 2022, the approach did little to help protect investors from the brutal slide in the financial markets.

    The 10 largest ESG funds by assets have all posted double-digit losses, with eight of them falling even more than the S&P 500’s 14.8% decline. The laggards include BlackRock Inc.’s $20.7 billion iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA exchange-traded fund (ESGU) and Vanguard Group’s $5.9 billion ESG US Stock ETF (ESGV).


  257. jim2 says:

    There is a lot of news about nuclear lately. The trend is to build out nuclear power. I don’t have time to corral the articles.

  258. another ian says:

    ESG area –

    “The Climate Money Monster Cabal may be starting to unravel… Vanguard flees GFANZ”


  259. another ian says:

    Things about cheese

    I notice that bloke with surname “Coon” doesn’t get a mention in industrial cheeses – but I guess it is U-tube

    Via SDA

  260. another ian says:

    An interesting approach to Dr Fauci’s “I don’t remember” here –

    “Learn How to Get Involved”


  261. another ian says:

    To get to the item I have to subscribe and I’m having email problems atm.

    The gist is that a series of “I don’t remember” answers can be lead to a justifying of a cognitive evaluation

  262. David A says:

    A most important paper that has over 600 references concerning Covid and the vaccines. Apologies if it was previously linked. IMV it warrants its own post, as it details the development of Covid, the harms and potential harms of the disease and the vaccines, the suppression of prophylactic treatments, the 4 disparate major flaws in the data from governments. ( For instance, to name two of the four, the use of outdated and significantly low total population numbers to derive an incorrect and very low number of unvaccinated, and thus wrongly and dramatically increase the Covid incidence and severity in the unvaccinated, and very incorrect definitions of “vaccinated” used to hide the amount and severity of both Covid harms and vaccine all cause morbidity mortality)

    I read the entire document, and it is unequalled in its scope and references, and IMV, will be used extensively in the many many lawsuits that are in various stages of process against the vaccines and government plus corporation actions and mandated policy, as well as legal action holding responsable those that engineered the development of Covid itself. (Which are the same groups responsible for the deadly Covid policies forced onto billions of people all over the planet)

    Please consider reading this paper…


  263. cdquarles says:

    I am looking at it. This one is going to take some time to digest.

  264. David A says:

    Indeed! Thank you CD, your insight and input has been very helpful.

  265. cdquarles says:

    From my initial reading, sections 1.1.6 through 1.1.9 are spot on. I may disagree with the statistics they use, but I do agree with the biology/physiology/pathophysiology they discuss.

  266. cdquarles says:

    I have to agree with section 1.5. It appears that none of the old rules were followed, given the 20 to 30 years they’ve been working on corona viruses and vaccines for them.

  267. David A says:

    CD, I am curious, which statistics concern you? Of course many are blurry, as the CDC and FDA wont do the obvious studies to bring clarity.

  268. another ian says:

    Re covid and “vaccines”

    “This is a nasty paper”

    “They actually found five possible caused deaths, but one had a potential alternative explanation in the form of a separate and distinct infection that might have been involved.

    None of these were Covid related; that was excluded as none had a recorded infection prior to being jabbed and all were negative at the time of their death.

    20% of these “unexpectedly” deaths were linked directly to the Covid vaccinations. That is an utterly huge percentage that wildly outclasses anything else.

    The total intake was 35 corpses, of which 10 were excluded due to pre-existing illness that was clearly a causative factor in their demise. Note that unlike the claims made that this is primarily a hit taken by young men the median age was 58 years and there was no statistical differentiation between men and women either. All died outside medical supervision; they did not seek medical care before their collapse, so they had no warning.

    Worse, none had any pre-existing heart condition that was able to be determined (both on autopsy and, I presume, from examining any available prior medical records.)

    As if that’s not bad enough the hospital had no record of similar events occurring prior to the vaccine rollouts going back 20 years.”

    More at


    Another look on that with a link to Dr John Campbell on it


    And from a comment there

    “There was more revealed in the Johnson Senate hearing yesterday. Three hours of testimony from Malone, Cory, McCullough, Cole, Thorpe and a host of others.


    From a comment at that SDA link

  269. another ian says:

    Preferences! Preferences!

    “That’s Unfortunate – NBC Reported White House Had to Choose Between Brittany Griner or Paul Whelan, Biden Chose Griner – Then NBC Changed Report

    December 8, 2022 | Sundance | 78 Comments”


  270. cdquarles says:

    Any paper that does not use predictive statistics and/or still uses p-values or old style confidence intervals or Bayes factors, is one that I do not trust the statistics to say what folk think they say. The paper may be sound, but the statistics may not hold up later.

  271. jim2 says:

    Musk keeps releasing info on how Twitter censored people. The censored were all conservatives. And remember this happens at Google, Amazon, Facebook, Reddit, etc. Musk needs to start a social media company like Facebook, and build a search engine.

  272. jim2 says:

    Independent journalist Bari Weiss took to Twitter on Thursday night to unload a second trove of internal memos and documents exposing how Twitter officials silenced the voices of prominent conservatives on the platform. Radio host Dan Bongino, Stanford professor Jay Bhattacharya, and activist Charlie Kirk were among those Twitter censored or blacklisted, along with the popular “Libs of TikTok” account.

    “A new #TwitterFiles investigation reveals that teams of Twitter employees build blacklists, prevent disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limit the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topics—all in secret, without informing users,” Weiss, a former New York Times reporter, wrote. “The authors [of the Twitter Files] have broad and expanding access to Twitter’s files. The only condition we agreed to was that the material would first be published on Twitter.”


  273. another ian says:


    Looks like GISSTEMP is still chasing those tomatoes

    “Steve Case
    December 9, 2022 9:12 am
    From Figure 1

    -•-Surface Temperature Observations (GISTEMP)

    And that’s what, GISTEMP’s Land Ocean Temperature Index? If so, that’s monthly data all the way back to 1880 and several hundred of those monthly entries are changed every month forming the now familiar pattern of cooling the past and warming the present. Here’s the number of changes that have been made so far in 2022:

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    291 243 252 401 346 261 545 326 432 175

    In other words, it looks like the observations are adjusted to match the model.”

    In comments at


  274. another ian says:

    Election fraud

    “Critical Article from Gateway
    MUST READ – Our Most Important Report of the Midterm: Election Fraud, It’s Voter Roll Manipulation – Not Ballot Gathering!”


  275. another ian says:

    Re covid sudden deaths

    I got an email mentioning that Rebel News UK has a 3 part series on this from a UK funeral director.

    Seems they notice because the clotting affects the embalming process.

  276. Ossqss says:

    It was a good day. Heard this and thought to share for a positive booster> :-)

  277. another ian says:


    The recipe down a bit in here looks like a variation on your Salisbury steak


    The Lipton’s soup analysis reads like what we get as French onion by the packet I checked.

  278. another ian says:

    Maybe you should just buy an ICE?


    Or, if you are rich, have 2 vehicles labeled “Summer” and “Winter”?

  279. another ian says:

    “Why Everyone Must Get Sicker for the Good of Pfizer

    Pfizer can identify illnesses they think will bring in billions of dollars in profit, create drugs to manage (not cure) them, and then sell them to a public already conditioned to take them.”


  280. another ian says:

    A thought around this “vaccine” area –

    One of the early things to come out was that both Pfizzer and Moderna were supposed to keep trials running for some years to “accumulate long term data” but both went and jabbed their control groups.

    With what has come out since wouldn’t there be potential legal challenges based on definite lack of important information on which to have given “informed consent” and likely worse, particularly from those in the control groups?

  281. another ian says:

    A look at Tesla’s truck

  282. another ian says:

    “The only thing you don’t know about people is the history you haven’t read”

    Harry S. Truman

    The modern generation don’t read history

    Therefore the modern generation don’t know much about people but feel that they do



    “The American Who Gave Us Pearl Harbor”


    Via SDA

  283. AC Osborn says:

    another ian says: 10 December 2022 at 11:45 pm “One of the early things to come out was that both Pfizzer and Moderna were supposed to keep trials running for some years to “accumulate long term data” but both went and jabbed their control groups.”
    Their excuse was that they could not deny all those poor unvaccinated “life saving vaccines, it wouldn’t be ethical”.

  284. David A says:

    With simple access to the death numbers and names, we can positively identify who (Vaccinated versus unvaccinated) died and what they died from. The control is still there, despite the lame pharmaceutical excuses. The florida excess deaths are very very large. (So updated and honest) That would be an excellent state to get the dead identified as the cause of death and vaccination status. Go Florida.

  285. cdquarles says:

    @another ian,
    I want to say that this has been corroborated, both on our end (see Richard Nixon et al on Algier Hiss, et al Venona Files decrypts) and the Venona Files translated from files in Moscow. Yes, there were *lots* of communists/communist sympathizers in FDR’s administration. I also agree that the PTB do *not* want that taught (partly why the left hated Nixon). I would not be surprised that my generation is the last where that was taught, at least where I live now. Senator McCarthy was correct, even if he was overzealous (I now doubt that, too inconvenient for the GEB PTB).

  286. another ian says:

    A Musk tweet

    “Twitter is both a social media company and a crime scene”

    And an observation

    I’m working my way through Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick. “The untold history of the United States”, which explores “the darker side of US history”

    Introduction starts from about 1800 (with lamentations of the lack of knowledge of their own history by US citizens) and up to about Pearl Harbour (1941) takes about 134 pages (where I am now).

    Pearl Harbour (1941) to 2012 is covered in pages 101 – 615.

    Looks like a bodacious amount of darker side coming up!

  287. H.R. says:

    @David A re large number of Florida deaths –

    Don’t forget that Florida is the Geezer State.

    It’s a rare hour that passes that I don’t hear an ambulance siren… and there goes another 80-something geezer.

  288. YMMV says:

    Three videos with some good news.

    Dr. Campbell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN315cA3Aaw
    “Chinese vaccine comparisons”
    The Chinese Sinopharm vaccine is a real traditional vaccine: no mRNA, no adenovirus. It uses a traditional technology which has been proven safe over the years.
    From a comment: “Sinopharm only uses the old fashioned Aluminiumhydroxid as adjuvant”

    Dr. Hong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCD6ZUBG–A
    “How a cheap liver drug could prevent COVID! An Excellent Pharmacology Study Published in Nature!”
    Synthtic, related to an ancient Chinese remedy — bear bile juice.

    Dr. Been “Lactoferrin Potentially Helps Against COVID-19”

    Available on Amazon.

  289. another ian says:

    And who knows how many extra pages the Twitter saga will add, let alone the rest when their turns come

  290. another ian says:

    “The idea of perpetual motion arose in Islamic times in connection with water wheels and clocks. ”

    “So began another of man’s many snark hunts”

    From L. Sprague de Camp (1963) “The Ancient Engineers”.

    There are fertile grounds for expansion of that theme if it were to be updated now.

  291. David A says:

    HR says, @David A re large number of Florida deaths –
    Don’t forget that Florida is the Geezer State.

    Yep, yet the break out is done in age groups, and is “excess” for those groups, and the highest excess is younger age groupings.. It was also very curious to see the post covid pre vaccine 2020 excess deaths in those age groups. I saw a US 2020 excess deaths not covid chart that from March to December showed about 150,000 excess deaths non covid. Then the question of how many died with Covid, that would have died regardless would likely further reduce those actually killed by Covid.

  292. another ian says:

    Also from “The Ancient Engineers” –

    “There was no active discouragement of science under Rome, at least before Christianity came into power. But science has to compete for attention, belief, respect, interest, and financial support with politics, commerce, art, literature, religion, entertainment, sport, war, and all the other areas of human activity. If any of these interests greatly expands its appeal to the people, it does so at the expense of the others.”

    Now the great intellectual movement of the classical world under the Principate was towards supernaturalism; that is religion, mysticism and magic”.

    “But, under Rome, those who exploited the human love of the marvellous and fear of the unknown, made striking advances in methods, just as metal workers learned to make brass and glaziers to make window panes. They found that it added to their following and advanced their power, glory and wealth to flourish a body of sacred writings wherewith to confront the heathen.”

    “With these new techniques, the priests, prophets, and magicians could more effectively compete for public attention and support. Credulity they redefined as “faith”, and fanaticism as “zeal”, while respect for the laws of cause and effect was condemned as “blind materialism”.

    “The success of a cult depended upon its fidelity to those principles”.

    (Somewhat abbreviated but you get the gist)

    Sounds like we’re in a re-run!

  293. another ian says:


    “Have We Gotten Basically ALL Of Disease Wrong?”


  294. David A says:

    I found a good article here.
    This is the first I have seen to show the decrease in life expectancy. From just shy of 79, to 76. I suspect 2022 will take it even younger, as a far younger cohort is prematurely dead.

    If you add in the plus about 2 million extra that decided to retire, (most any that could retire, did retire during the lockdowns) along with the 3 million plus increase in disability, plus the excess deaths, then we get a fairly full understanding of the “help wanted” signs. No wonder productivity has tanked, and supply lines are even worse.

    Joe B took credit, correctly I may add, for the big increase in SSI. (It is of course based on inflation, and Biden is responsible for that inflation) He can also take credit for the low unemployment, as some 3 plus million extra are on disability, some two million extra retired, and some 20 percent plus of extra deaths occured in the working age population. See, Joe gets credit for the low number of unemployed. His methods may be insane and diabolical, but he did create this. (Of course Joe is only a figurehead for the One world, rule the world global reset crew.)

  295. another ian says:

    Might even work!

    “My company just did a diversity survey. I checked every box and submitted it. I’m a Black, Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, Native who’s male, female, transexual and 2 spirited.

    I expect I’ll be the CEO next year.”


  296. David A says:

    2.6 million retired early https://www.stlouisfed.org/timely-topics/retirements-increased-during-pandemic
    3 million excess increase in disability.
    Wag, 400,000 thousand excess dead in the working age population. ( likely conservative) Could be considerably higher if you count deaths in 18 to 65 and increase that 25 to 30 percent.
    That is about 6 million people are no longer looking for work, that would be pre-pandemic.
    2022 life expectancy is expected to drop at least another year, maybe more with a younger cohort dying.

    So what would unemployment be if they were all still looking for work? Maybe 10 percent officially?
    No wonder productivity had dived. (It steadily increased under Trump)

  297. jim2 says:

    Data from the National Vital Statistics System

    Life expectancy for the U.S. population in 2020 was 77.0 years, a decrease of 1.8 years from 2019.
    The age-adjusted death rate increased by 16.8% from 715.2 deaths per 100,000 standard population in 2019 to 835.4 in 2020.
    Age-specific death rates increased from 2019 to 2020 for each age group 15 years and over.
    Nine of the 10 leading causes of death in 2020 remained the same as in 2019, although 5 causes switched rank; heart disease and cancer remained the top 2 leading causes, and COVID-19 became the third leading cause of death in 2020.
    The infant mortality rate decreased 2.9% in 2020 from 2019 to a record low of 541.9 infant deaths per 100,000 live births.


  298. jim2 says:

    Life expectancy at birth in the United States declined nearly a year from 2020 to 2021, according to new provisional data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). That decline – 77.0 to 76.1 years – took U.S. life expectancy at birth to its lowest level since 1996. The 0.9 year drop in life expectancy in 2021, along with a 1.8 year drop in 2020, was the biggest two-year decline in life expectancy since 1921-1923.


  299. H.R. says:

    David A: “(Of course Joe is only a figurehead for the One world, rule the world global reset crew.)”

    Gropin’ Joe can’t walk and chew gum, and I believe that’s literally true. Ever see him chewing gum? They won’t let him… too risky.

    After the GEBs have used him to destroy America, and Americans are pi$$ed and FINALLY in the mood to decorate some lampposts, all that anger will be directed at pResident lunchbucket Out-To-Lunch Joe and deflected from the GEBs pulling his strings… they hope.

    Every time, and I mean every time, someone says in conversation that Biden did this or that, I correct them and say that Biden does nothing but what his handlers tell him to do. Biden signs or reads what is put in front of him and has zero comprehension of what he is signing or reading. I either get agreement or no defense of Biden or pushback. People know.

    But the propaganda drumbeat is that Biden said or did things as if he really was the decision-maker. It’s a total setup of the Little Girl Siniffer-in-Chief. We must not let the GEBs deflect the blame for the coming crash away from where it rightfully belongs.

    Don’t let the bastards get away with it.

    (Same holds true for many other Western “leaders.” They are controllable idiots and were chosen and installed by the GEBs precisely for that reason.)

  300. E.M.Smith says:




    Went on a boat ride / bit of fishing practice for a couple of days. I’m back now. I’m hoping to get a new W.O.O.D. up after morning coffee… this one is a bit long in the tooth…


    Yeah, eventually the statistics are going to be grim enough it can’t be hidden. Only real questions that I see are:

    1) Will it be successfully re-branded as “Covid Deaths” and away from Jab Deaths?

    2) Will it continue to climb as long term damage shows up? (Like cancers that take a decade or so to progress…)

    3) Will anyone get the retribution they deserve? (WEFies, Soros, et. al.)

    4) Will it be shown that even the Covid Deaths are the work of Fauci & Friends so the whole lot of them get a modernized version of the French Haircut?

    I’ve got enough Vitamin-I to go about 3 more years. So far it has been 100% effective against Covid and Flu and likely more viruses…. Cost was about $50 when I bought it a couple of years ago. Just sayin’…

  301. jim2 says:

    The CDC has reported the decrease in life span, but does blame it partly on COVID, with no mention of the jab deaths.

  302. David A says:

    1) Will it be successfully re-branded as “Covid Deaths” and away from Jab Deaths?

    This I think they have already failed at, and given up on increasing Covid morbidity mortality.. They now want to HIDE the relationship of increasing morbidity disease and excess deaths to Covid (and thus to the vaccinated) They have weaved a tangled web of deceit. The first world nations are way too heavily vaccinated to assign excess morbidity mortality to Covid.

    They do about one third of the testing they used to do. They know the heart disease and cancer disease folk in the hospitals are mostly vaccinated. Most that are identified as Covid positive come to the hospital, home derived positive antigen test in hand. In five trips to the hospital for my wife in the past week, they never tested her for Covid. They never asked her, “Are you vaccinated?

    And so you see every manner of absurd excuse for the increase in heart disease, the increase in cancers, etc… The PTB cannot blame it on Covid, as that directly shows the failure of vaccination, and they cannot allow analysis of the vaccinated status in the increased morbidity mortality statistics to be known. So they are getting creative to divert attention away from the one simple thing they know will hang them; vaccinated versus unvaccinated all cause morbidity mortality studies. They positively HAVE these numbers, and REFUSE to release them.

    They lied, and lots of folk died and many others have severe disabilities. And I am hoping yes to EMs finale query concerning the liability for the disease itself. I think it will be shown that…
    They are responsible for the disease itself, that killed millions and severely harmed millions more. (Billions are not out of the question)
    They are responsible for the “vaccines” that also killed millions, disabled millions more, and exacerbated the spread of the virus they created.
    They are responsible for the Covid Disease response, which will financially break the dollar, (yet to happen) and has destroyed millions of businesses, broke global supply chains, and massively accelerated inflation and global debt.
    They are also responsible for the war in Ukraine, the millions of refugees from Libya, the tens of millions of refugees and illegal aliens flooding the USA and Europe.

    The same folk, the One world GEBs, did all of the above.

  303. another ian says:

    “DeSantis Petitioning FL Supreme Court to Impanel a Statewide Grand Jury to Investigate Coronavirus Vaccines”


  304. David A says:

    rhoda, thanks for the link, wow, can they hide this? What is there, must be approximately true globally.
    From the link…
    “The German government in 2020 indeed standardized the use of the insurance data to protect against immunization damage, but the current government and the PEI have stunningly ignored the law.
    German parliamentarian Martin Sichert and data analyst Tom Lausen have since forced the release of the data and the shocking results.”

    Plus 80 “sudden deaths a day. The German population is about 83 million. So, if accurate extrapolated to the US population would mean 317 extra sudden deaths a day. As we are running about 1200 plus deaths a day, this appears feasible.

  305. jim2 says:

    Wow. Newsome is complaining. Wonder if the Dimowits will get a clue?

    “The federal government is sending more and more flights, and more and more buses directly here to California because this state is doing what no other state’s doing and that’s absorbing and protecting and preserving our values and advancing them by doing health care screenings, and taking care of folks, and the more we do, the burden is placed disproportionately on us,” Newsom told ABC’s Matt Guttman in an interview at the border.

    “We’re already at capacity and nine of our sites,” added Newsom. “We can’t continue to fund all of these sites because of the budgetary pressures now being placed on this state and the offsetting issues that I have to address.”

    “The reality is, unless we’re doing what we’re doing, people will end up on the streets,” said Newsom, warning of an increase in migrant crossings once Title 42 expires.

    Newsom also took a jab at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) for paying to fly migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard.

    “I mean, that’s just comedy and tragedy,” said Newsom, who according to Guttman warned, “the system is about to break in California.”

    “The fact is, what we’ve got right now is not working, and it’s about to break in a post-42 world unless we take some responsibility and ownership,” said Newsom.


  306. jim2 says:

    A judge who is overseeing the challenge to the election for Arizona governor has made a major decision.

    Judge Peter Thompson has ordered Republican candidate Kari Lake, Secretary of State and Governor-elect Katie Hobbs, and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors officials to appear at an emergency hearing on Tuesday, the Epoch Times reported.

    “Judge Peter Thompson, in issuing the order, wrote that the court has ‘reviewed’ Lake’s ‘verified statement of election contest’ and said the ‘matter will be set on an accelerated basis.’ Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates were also ordered to attend the hearing, which will start at 2 p.m. ET,” the report said.


  307. The True Nolan says:

    @jim2: ““The reality is, unless we’re doing what we’re doing, people will end up on the streets,” said Newsom, warning of an increase in migrant crossings once Title 42 expires.”

    Am I the only one who sees the ironic humor here? Newsome ALREADY has more “people on the streets” than any other state in the union. And most of those people are American citizens. If funds are so limited, shouldn’t he be spending them to serve Americans already on the streets instead of on foreign people who flaunt our country by coming here illegally?

  308. another ian says:

    “DOJ Arrests Sam Bankman-Fried For Running Out Of Bribery Money”


  309. jim2 says:

    Judge Jeanine said on The Five that SBF was arrested to shut him up before he spilled all the beans about exactly who got the money (HINT: Dimowits) . Anything he said before that can be used freely by the prosecution. His lawyer will (finally) tell him to STFU. Anything embarrassing to the Dimowits will be sealed just like the Ghislaine Maxwell documents, and if released will be heavily redacted. Then Clintoncide may be in his future.

  310. Ossqss says:

    Somebody help me out. The Big guy signed a protection of marriage act or something today. What was under threat, being challenge, or even talked about that needed this?

    What am I missing?

    I know I have been working way too much to pay attention to this stuff (Ok, it may have been working to make the fantasy football playoffs the last couple months too), but I just don’t understand.

  311. David A says:

    Indeed! Perpetuating two plus million people coming into the US annually with basically ZERO oversight as to whom is coming, what their status is, and if they are a security threat in any number of ways, and the allowance of such human trafficking creates many victims to those engaged in the transportation of undocumented illegal immigration. For ten percent of the cost these folk could be housed and fed and educated in their home nations. For the Governor to put on morale airs of superiority in such willful destructive actions is, in itself evil. The tragedy of forced immigration will continue to create poverty and animosity between decent people of every race.

  312. David A says:

    Ossqss, as I remember it was something akin to saying whatever is recognised as “marriage” bi , trans. gay, etc… will be accepted by all the states. I do not think it went so far as to force churches to perform such marriages, although that was talked about.

  313. another ian says:

    “Incoming Republican House Foreign Affairs Chairman Calls Tucker Carlson an ‘Agent of Russia’ Based on DC Intel Briefing

    December 13, 2022 | Sundance | 190 Comments”



    “Tucker Carlson Asks the Right Question: “Could It Be That Twitter Is Actually an Intelligence Gathering Apparatus and Propaganda Tool”

    December 13, 2022 | Sundance | 136 Comments”


    Tucker links in both

  314. another ian says:

    What is ChatGPT?

    “I have not done any coding for several years now, so I asked it to generate source code in C# for a slide show program. It came up with a result that I copied into the Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 that I still keep on one of my computers. Had to resolve a small ambiguous reference, but it compiled and ran a pretty basic slide show. This took me less than half an hour.
    I have to say I am impressed.”

    More here


  315. another ian says:

    Debate in UK parliament so Dr Campbell can run it on Utube. And watch his face here

  316. Simon Derricutt says:

    If women in hospital complain about a man in a women-only ward, they’re racists….
    Some other odd things going on in the NHS, since they are being very careful to avoid such traps that only women can give birth or breast-feed, and they need to word things such that trans people don’t get offended. Some medical conditions will always be sex-dependent, though, and if someone has a prostate they can still get prostate cancer whether or not they wear a dress, and similarly if they have a cervix that can still get cancerous if they wear trousers.
    Reality is that every cell in your body will be coded for the sex you were born with. Kind of hard to actually change that.

  317. jim2 says:

    Very interesting …

    Supreme Court: Brunson v. Alma S. Adams; et al., Case Summary and Timeline

    The Truth Behind the Narrative, November 30, 2022


    As discussed in previous posts, an historic Supreme Court case on election fraud has surfaced and has been added to the court’s emergency docket.

    Docket 22-380: Raland J. Brunson, Petitioner v. Alma S. Adams, et al.

    The case involves the possible removal of a sitting President and Vice President of the United States along with 388 members of the United States Congress.

    Respondents were properly warned and were requested to make an investigation Into a highly covert swift and powerful enemy, seeking to destroy the constitution in the United States of America.

    The case alleges that Congress failed in their Constitutional duties by ignoring the protection of critical infrastructure (election systems) during a National Emergency.

    US courts have consistently held that fraud vitiates everything (US v Throckmorton, 1878).

    The refusal of the respondents to investigate The Congressional claim (the enemy) is an act of treason and fraud by respondents.

    The successful manipulation of US elections constitutes an act of war.


  318. jim2 says:

    V-safe is a safety monitoring system that lets you share with CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. After you enroll, v-safe will send you personalized and confidential health check-ins via text messages and web surveys to ask how you feel, including if you experience any side effects after vaccination. Completing health check-ins and sharing how you feel, even if you don’t experience side effects after vaccination, helps CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.


  319. jim2 says:

    U.S. Government increases its cold fusion research
    October 17, 2022

    In 1989 the Department of Energy decided not to fund cold fusion. The question was revised in 2004. A panel of experts recommended funding, but the Department did not follow the recommendation. There has been some low level research by DARPA, the Army and NASA over the years. This year, support for research has increased dramatically.

    At the ICCF-24 conference in July 2022, ARPA-E announced that it will open funding opportunities for cold fusion starting in Augusts 2022. Researchers at NASA announced improved results. The Army and Navy both announced projects with 10 or 20 people, which is huge by the standards of cold fusion. The Navy program is being done in cooperation with other U.S. laboratories at NIST, industry and academia. Some of the slides from NASA, the Army and Navy presentations are shown below.


  320. The True Nolan says:

    @another ian: ““DOJ Arrests Sam Bankman-Fried For Running Out Of Bribery Money”

    Ha! Best laugh I have had today! Thanks! Meanwhile the Bee keeps hitting homeruns.

    “Canadian Healthcare System Introduces Punch Card Where On Your 10th Visit You Get Free Suicide”

    Much better than the US system. Here it is all about MONEY! The best we can do in the US for euthanasia is Buy-One-Get-One-Free on Wednesday.

    @jim2: “Judge Jeanine said on The Five that SBF was arrested to shut him up before he spilled all the beans about exactly who got the money (HINT: Dimowits) .”

    Rumor is that SBF’s new lawyer is a guy named Jeffry Epstein. Speculation is that they will be meeting each other in a secure underground (VERY underground!) facility as soon as SBF’s transport has been arranged.

    @David A: “I do not think it went so far as to force churches to perform such marriages, although that was talked about.”

    The church I attend recently split over that subject. My personal feelings? The State should not be involved in ANY sort of marriage. No one should need a government permit or approval to get married, no more than Jews need to get a permit to perform a Bar Mitzvah. Even the role of churches in the matter is voluntary. A marriage in its most basic form, is a contract between two people, and if they want church approval or witness, that is their choice. However, for Christians who feel the church has a role, the question of gay marriage SHOULD be clear, at least for those churches that support the plain reading of the Bible. The New Testament says rather clearly that it is not allowed. Listening to the debate among church goers it boiled down to this —
    Pro: “Yes, homosexuality is a sin, but we let sinners join the church. Divorce is a sin, but we let them join. We let alcoholics join. Besides, “love is love”! What’s the difference?”
    Con: “Yes, we let sinners join, but we do not embrace and sanctify their sin. We do not let people join or become priests if they have no intention of renouncing their sin. And we certainly do not turn their sinful behavior into a religious ceremony. If a heterosexual wanted to be married in the church and announced ahead of time that he planned on getting divorced every month so that he could remarry again, it would not be allowed. Even less so would the church perform a sort of “Holy Divorce Ceremony” to bless those divorces. Homosexual marriage is not just the acceptance of sinner, it is an adoption by the church of religious ritual and ceremony in approval of a homosexual lifestyle.”

    The scary part is that whether one is Pro or Con on the subject, the passage of governmental mandates REQUIRING religious ceremonies be performed is a bridge too far — and yet there are those who wish it to be so!

    @jim2: RE LENR, I would LOVE to have working, small scale LENR! Maybe that would finally allow me to buy an atomic helicopter, or even see Heinlein’s idea of steam propelled spaceships using atomic power. I remember that EM put a LOT of effort into researching LENR back maybe ten years ago. Granted, we have not seen the fire yet, but there is certainly a long history of smoke being observed. Got to be a fire there somewhere.

  321. jim2 says:

    TTN – Well, per the article, the Fed is funding it. It must be a good thing ;)

  322. The True Nolan says:

    Looks like AOC has made a Climate Change movie, and it was released last weekend on 120 screens!

    Not doing quite as well as hoped… Ticket sales were approximately eight tickets sold per screen, per weekend. Under $10k gross box office take. The only reasonable explanation is that the American public is so frightened of CAGW that are avoiding the trauma of seeing just how completely hopeless our climate crisis is. Oh well, they’ll make up for the low ticket sales with mandatory school “educational” purchases, and copies bought by the Feds for overseas distribution as foreign aid.

    I was sort of joking, but now that I think about it a moment more…

  323. another ian says:

    In the cold light of day

    “Fusion works, but uses a supernova budget to make a mini sun for a fraction of a second”


  324. jim2 says:

    It’s starting to look like SBF could be lured out of the Bahama’s to the US with a salad. ;)

  325. jim2 says:

    This is going to require more popcorn than I first thought.

    According to Reuters, FTX chief engineer Nishad Singh made changes to the FTX code in mid-2020 to avoid automatic liquidation of Alameda positions.

    In a note explaining the change, engineer Nishad Singh wrote that FTX should never sell Alameda’s positions. In addition, Singh wrote in a comment to the platform’s code, “Be extra careful not to liquidate.”

    The exemption allowed Alameda to keep borrowing funds from FTX irrespective of the value of the collateral securing those loans. That tweak in the code got the attention of the SEC, because it means Alameda had a “virtually unlimited line of credit.”


  326. jim2 says:

    Another stupid thing to connect to the internet.

    On Dec. 10, 2022, the relatively new cybercrime forum Breached featured a bombshell new sales thread: The user database for InfraGard, including names and contact information for tens of thousands of InfraGard members. The FBI’s InfraGard program is supposed to be a vetted Who’s Who of key people in private sector roles involving both cyber and physical security at companies that manage most of the nation’s critical infrastructures — including drinking water and power utilities, communications and financial services firms, transportation and manufacturing companies, healthcare providers, and nuclear energy firms. “InfraGard connects critical infrastructure owners, operators, and stakeholders with the FBI to provide education, networking, and information-sharing on security threats and risks,” the FBI’s InfraGard fact sheet reads.

    KrebsOnSecurity contacted the seller of the InfraGard database, a Breached forum member who uses the handle “USDoD” and whose avatar is the seal of the U.S. Department of Defense. USDoD said they gained access to the FBI’s InfraGard system by applying for a new account using the name, Social Security Number, date of birth and other personal details of a chief executive officer at a company that was highly likely to be granted InfraGard membership. The CEO in question — currently the head of a major U.S. financial corporation that has a direct impact on the creditworthiness of most Americans — did not respond to requests for comment. USDoD told KrebsOnSecurity their phony application was submitted in November in the CEO’s name, and that the application included a contact email address that they controlled — but also the CEO’s real mobile phone number. “When you register they said that to be approved can take at least three months,” USDoD said. “I wasn’t expected to be approve[d].” But USDoD said that in early December, their email address in the name of the CEO received a reply saying the application had been approved. While the FBI’s InfraGard system requires multi-factor authentication by default, users can choose between receiving a one-time code via SMS or email. “If it was only the phone I will be in [a] bad situation,” USDoD said. “Because I used the person[‘s] phone that I’m impersonating.”


  327. another ian says:

    This morning’s update via Coffee and Covid newsletter on what Florida is doing –

    ” Convene a statewide criminal Grand Jury to investigate crimes and fraud committed against Floridians related to the covid-19 vaccines. I am NOT making that up!

    Establish a “Public Health Integrity Committee,” overseen by its Harvard-trained Surgeon General, which will assess all federal public health recommendations and guidance, to ensure that Florida’s public health policies are good for Florida. In other words, we’re not slavishly following the CDC anymore.

    Work with medical examiners to study autopsy results of all Floridians who died suddenly after receiving the covid-19 vaccine. The state will also work with the University of Florida to compare its research to studies from other countries.

    Introduce a new bill over the next few weeks designed to protect physicians’ independent judgment, their First Amendment rights, and their independent right to dissent from orthodox narratives.”

    And it is being done in a manner to stymie the usual tactics for rabbit holing such measures and results from public knowledge

  328. another ian says:


    “Campaign Team Behind Ron DeSantis Organize Political Stunt via State Grand Jury to Exploit Vaccine Controversy for 2024 “Win With Ron” Platform
    December 14, 2022 | sundance | 131 Comments”


  329. another ian says:

    Curdling your Christmas

  330. H.R. says:

    @E.M. – I think my birthday came and went while I was waiting for this W.O.O.D. to load ;o)

  331. another ian says:


    That last video not available here.

    A short word picture please?


  332. another ian says:

    “Via Instapundit: “The Washington Post, which has lost 500k subscribers in the past year, has announced layoffs are coming to the paper. The meeting didn’t go well.” ”


    “500K subscribers lost in a year” – can they claim a world record?

    Another $1 sale coming up?

  333. another ian says:


  334. AC Osborn says:

    jim2 says: 14 December 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Vsafe has been shown to be useless, it does not list all the possible Adverse Events that can occur in their “tick boxes”.
    It was on one of the videos recently.

  335. jim2 says:

    CDC is contacting people who meet the case definition for myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination and have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). To meet the case definition, people must have had:

    Symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart and
    Medical tests to support the diagnosis of myocarditis and rule out other causes.
    CDC will contact people with myocarditis reported to VAERS after at least 90 days have passed since myocarditis symptoms began and will publish data as it becomes available.
    People may get a letter in the mail or receive a phone call from CDC asking questions about their myocarditis and medical history.
    Personal information and responses will be kept private to the extent allowable under the law. When the patient is a minor, a parent or legal guardian will be invited to participate on their behalf.

    How did CDC get my contact information?

    CDC got your contact information from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a secure system that contains information needed to check in with patients to see how they are recovering after they experience a serious event following vaccination.


  336. jim2 says:

    Moderna submitted a Nonclinical Overview to the FDA to have its vaccine approved. Included in that overview was information that rats born to mothers that had been given the mRNA vaccine had skeletal abnormalities that included conditions such as “rib nodules” and “wavy ribs.” Moderna said the conditions were not considered “adverse.”

    Whether or not this is significant for pregnant mothers who took the jab more than likely remains to be seen. In October of this year, the CDC said that COVID-19 vaccines were recommended for people six months and older, including pregnant and nursing mothers and women who are trying to become pregnant. According to the agency, getting COVID-19 could result in complications that could affect pregnancy and a baby’s development.

    The point is that Moderna should have told us about the issue with the bone problems in the rats, and the FDA and CDC certainly should have told us. I believe that is called allowing people to make informed decisions about their bodies. And last I checked, that was a very important issue for many.


  337. Simon Derricutt says:

    Another “unexpected heart condition”? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-63983803
    Seems this Thai princess is a fitness fanatic, and of course no mention of vax status, but a fair bet that such important people will have taken the WHO advice.

  338. The True Nolan says:

    @another ian: That video from UNICEF is stomach churning. Pure propaganda, done in a style that would have made Goebbels envious.

  339. YMMV says:

    Lining up to be the first to say it: “Sam Bankman-Fried did not kill himself”


  340. jim2 says:

    Look what the Puppet Masters want to do now. The more insane things they do like this, the sooner people will rebel.

    The far-reaching regulation would restrict speed to 10 knots or 11.5 miles per hour for all boats over 35 feet — for up to seven months out of the year and up to 100 miles out at sea for most of the East Coast.


  341. another ian says:

    “President Trump Announces Plan to Protect Free Speech and Digital Bill of Rights
    December 15, 2022 | Sundance | 176 Comments

    This afternoon President Donald Trump released a video outlining a campaign platform position around free speech. {Direct Rumble Link}”


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