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Re: Sonoma County Covid-19 The Numbers
From: Goat Rock Ukulele     
Posted: July 8, 2020, 6:39 pm
July 7

21 New Cases in Sonoma County. None were West County Residents.

2 More Sonoma County Residents lost their lives to the virus.

Available ICU Beds are 2. hospitalizations have risen steeply in the last week.

Sonoma County has been added to the state's watchlist. This should give our local officials political cover to do what is needed to slow the spread. https://www.pressdemocrat.com/articl...g-total-to-14/ An examination of the Sweden experiment shows it didn't help their economy to stay open. It worked for a while but as the virus spread people sheltered themselves anyway. The economy vs saving lives is a false choice. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/b...ronavirus.html

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Re: Sonoma County Covid-19 The Numbers
From: phredo     
Posted: July 8, 2020, 7:18 pm
Also, thank you GR Uke or webmaster for making the graph larger: saves going to another page!
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"One thing we do know is that some of the vaccines currently being tested in humans are already causing serious side effects. The side effects are likely a result of the powerful ingredients added to the vaccine to help inflame the body's immune system. These ingredients -- called adjuvants -- help vaccines work better, but if they can land the young and healthy patients in the clinical trial in the hospital because of high fevers and fainting, imagine what they might do to those already ill with secondary conditions or to those who are older. Indeed, the elderly may need repeated doses of the vaccine, given how resistance to some vaccinations becomes progressively more profound with time.

But even without a vaccine, there is reason for hope that a medical solution to the crisis will soon be at hand. It will likely take the form of anti-Covid drugs that will be able to treat patients newly infected and prevent others from becoming ill. These drugs can likely help us bridge the gap between where we are today -- with only masks, hand hygiene and physical distancing to protect us -- to where we hope to be tomorrow -- with a vaccine in hand."
Why no one should believe COVID-19 is naturally-occurring
From: Mayacaman  Supporting member  
Posted: July 8, 2020, 6:18 pm

Why no one should believe COVID-19 is naturally-occurring

By: Lawrence Sellin
July 4, 2020


After six months of exhaustive investigation, the global scientific community has been unable to identify the natural source of COVID-19, that is, the when, where and how it "jumped" from animals to humans.

Some now imply that we may never know the natural origin of COVID-19.

In a news article recently published by the international science journal Nature, the progress, or lack thereof, identifying the natural source of COVID-19 was reviewed.

According to the article, COVID-19 probably originated in bats, specifically horseshoe bats, which host two closely related coronaviruses, named RaTG13 and RmYN02, whose genomes are 96% and 93% identical to COVID-19, respectively.

Both coronavirus samples were isolated from bats in Yunnan Province, RaTG13 in 2013 and RmYN02 in 2019, and were studied in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Wuhan is where the outbreak of COVID-19 originated and about 1,000 miles from Yunnan.

The Nature article does not mention that RaTG13 is actually a duplicate of another bat coronavirus, BtCoV/4991, about which there is nearly no published experimental data since it was isolated in 2013, despite clearly being a Potential Pandemic Pathogen.

That is, except for the structure, analyzed only by Chinese scientists, practically nothing is known about RaTG13.

The Nature article also does not mention that the receptor-binding domain of RmYN02 showed only a 61.3% sequence identity with COVID-19, meaning it is highly unlikely that RmYN02 could even bind to human cells.

The Nature article suggests that pangolins (scaly anteaters), might be an intermediate host because some pangolin coronaviruses “share up to 92% of their genomes” with COVID-19, presumably bridging the gap between bats and humans.

When asked about that possibility, Dr Ralph Baric, a coronavirus expert from the University of North Carolina, in a March 15, 2020 interview, stated unequivocally that pangolins were not the source of COVID-19:

“Pangolins have over 3,000 nucleotide changes - no way they are the reservoir species [for COVID-19], absolutely no chance.”

Nevertheless, the receptor-binding domain of COVID-19 is structurally closer to pangolins than bats indicating a recombinant event, in this case, likely artificial.

In fact, Ralph Baric and Zheng-Li Shi, the “bat woman” from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, conducted just such an artificial receptor-binding domain insertion from a newly isolated bat coronavirus (SHC014) onto the “backbone” from SARS-CoV, the coronavirus responsible for the 2003 pandemic.

In a December 9, 2019 interview, Dr Peter Daszak, President of the EcoHealth Alliance and a long-time collaborator with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, presumably referring to the Ralph Baric- Zheng-Li Shi experiments, stated “you can manipulate them in the lab pretty easily” inserting a spike protein “into a backbone of another virus.”

Thus, an artificial recombinant event carried out in the laboratory would be a far better explanation of pangolin-like structures appearing on a bat coronavirus backbone than one occurring in nature, at least given the current state of knowledge.

The most conspicuous sign of COVID-19 genetic manipulation is the presence of a furin polybasic cleavage site, a structure that is not present in any of the coronaviruses so far identified as possible direct ancestors.

The authors of the RmYN02 article stretch credulity even further by claiming that RmYN02 has a precursor cleavage site.
In reality, it is a weak attempt to offer a naturally-occurring explanation for the presence of the furin polybasic cleavage site in COVID-19.

Unfortunately, the amino acid sequence PAA, the insertion cited by the authors, is chemically neutral, totally unlike COVID-19's polybasic PRRAR sequence and PAA has no ability to cleave anything.

Based on the actual evidence, it is unlikely that RmYN02 is a natural close relative of COVID-19.

Although COVID-19 appears to have been “pre-adapted” for human infection, the artificial insertion of the furin polybasic cleavage site may explain a potentially significant point mutation in COVID-19 that may have increased its infectivity.

According to the article “The D614G mutation in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein reduces S1 shedding and increases infectivity,”, over the course of the human pandemic, one amino acid position has changed from aspartic acid to glycine, increasing the stability of the spike protein and, thereby, making COVID-19 more infectious.

As suggested by the authors, that mutation may have been what is known as a “positive selection” to compensate for the structural instability created after the artificial insertion of the furin polybasic cleavage site.

The burden of proof is now on China to demonstrate that COVID-19 is naturally-occurring because most of the available evidence indicates otherwise.

[ Source ]


[Ed. (Evans) The "burden of proof" is also on the Anglo-Americans who worked on the "gain-of-function" research on developing the Chinese bat-cave viruses, funded by a 3.7 million dollar grant from Dr. Anthony Fausti of the NIH.

Q. And who was one of the recipients of this 3.7 million dollar grant to do the 'gain-of-function' research at the BSL-4 Lab in Wuhan, China?

A. None other than talking head, Dr. Peter Daszak, the arch-villain who has the ear of the well-meaning fairy god mother of the American "new left", Amy Goodman.]

Re: Why no one should believe COVID-19 is naturally-occurring
From: Mayacaman  Supporting member  
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:44 am
Re: Pandemic Updates by Dr. Campbell
From: Valley Oak     
Posted: July 8, 2020, 6:33 pm

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Dr. John Campbell, July 8, 2020
Re: National Institute of Health (sic) Owns Half of Moderna Vaccine
From: Mayacaman  Supporting member  
Posted: July 8, 2020, 6:48 pm

This is a very, very important post, Judith. Thank you. And this is a critical up-date, supplying another piece of the reality-puzzle. I saw this last night in my news-feed and was searching for the link this morning, but you beat me to the punch.

Why our left / liberal west county friends are still holding the torch for the beneficence of this
Doctor Fausti character is beyond me. Wake up, friends. The man is an arch-villain. -And the "NIH" is another quasi-federal corporate-fascist entity.

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"show me the incentive, I'll show you the outcome" - Warren Buffett's partner. Jude

JULY 07, 2020
New Docs: NIH Owns Half of Moderna Vaccine



By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman, Children’s Health Defense

New documents obtained by Axios and Public Citizen suggest that the National Institute of Health (NIH) owns half the key patent for Moderna’s controversial COVID vaccine and could collect half the royalties. In addition, four NIH scientists have filed their own provisional patent application as co-inventors. Little known NIH regulations let agency scientists collect up to $150,000.00 annually in royalties from vaccines upon which they worked. These rules are recipes for regulatory corruption.

NIH’s stake in the jab may explain why Anthony Fauci moved Moderna’s vaccine to the front of the line and to let Moderna skip animal trials despite the experimental technology and the inherent dangers of Coronavirus vaccines. Every prior coronavirus vaccine has proven problematic and can be lethal to animals due to COVID’s unique penchant for “pathogenic priming.” Death occurs only after a vaccinated animal encounters the wild virus.
Public health advocates and scientists criticized Fauci’s decision to skip animal trials as reckless. It may also explain why Anthony Fauci arranged a $483 million grant to Moderna from a sister NIH agency, BARDA, despite the fact that Moderna has never brought a product to market or gotten approval.

... Fauci publicly announced he was ‘encouraged’ by Moderna’s catastrophic Phase 1 clinical trials despite the fact that groups of super healthy volunteers had Grade 3 ‘severe or medically significant’ reactions following vaccination.

Fauci’s infusion made Moderna CEO Steve Bancel a billionaire and further enriched Fauci’s mentor and co-investor Bill Gates. It may also explain why Fauci publicly announced he was “encouraged” by Moderna’s catastrophic Phase 1 clinical trials despite the fact that 20% of the high dose and 6% of the low dose groups of super healthy volunteers had Grade 3 “severe or medically significant” reactions following vaccination. Those results would have spelled DOA for any other medical product. After getting the abysmal news, Bancel and four other Moderna executives immediately dumped more than $89 million in stock and Fauci was forced to make his optimistic public assessmentto save Moderna’s plummeting shares from death spiral.

Fauci knows from experience that no matter how dangerous a vaccine, the easy part is convincing people to take it. Pharma, after all, controls the media.

Fauci painted lipstick on that lame donkey and now he’s trying to convince everyone it’s a thoroughbred. Moderna and NIH began manufacturing the first of 1 billion doses of the deadly vaccine this month. Fauci knows from experience that no matter how dangerous a vaccine, the easy part is convincing people to take it. Pharma, after all, controls the media.


Re: COVID-19 Musings #1
From: gypsey     
Posted: July 8, 2020, 11:19 pm
are you referring to how Sweden's belief in herd immunity has led to record high infections, death and disastrous economic performance?

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What if I propose herd immunity as essential is understanding covid? Of course I wear a mask and practice physical distance as well as hand wash. I see herd immunity in the statistics for many states and countries. Sweden for example. You can go on and on about what science does not know about covid, but how contagious it is and spread diminishes in areas hard hit? Obvious.

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Re: COVID-19 Musings #1
From: rossmen      Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:38 am
Actually Sweden has done very well economically and has less death per million than other advanced European nations, for example UK and Belgium. Forget the propaganda, look at the statistics. I'm not holding stats up as foolproof. China's for example are less than worthless. But among relatively honest governments, of course i include ours, herd immunity and the economic effects of covid mitigation are fascinating. The musings of this doctor are chock full of medical propaganda. He has no awareness of his own bias.

I was listening to an npr show a week ago and with the liberal bias the researchers struggled to explain the most interesting finding of their covid response research. People with the most facility with numbers were the least likely to follow mitigation recommendations. Their most cogent guess? Less fear.

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are you referring to how Sweden's belief in herd immunity has led to record high infections, death and disastrous economic performance?
Re: Sweden's Coronavirus Approach
From: Barry  Founder & Moderator  
Posted: July 9, 2020, 12:13 am

Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale
Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage — a red flag as the United States and Britain move to lift lockdowns.

By Peter S. Goodman
Published July 7, 2020
Updated July 8, 2020


Sweden has captured international attention by conducting an unorthodox, open-air experiment. It has allowed the world to examine what happens in a pandemic when a government allows life to carry on largely unhindered.

This is what has happened: Not only have thousands more people died than in neighboring countries that imposed lockdowns, but Sweden’s economy has fared little better.

“They literally gained nothing,” said Jacob F. Kirkegaard, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. “It’s a self-inflicted wound, and they have no economic gains.”

The results of Sweden’s experience are relevant well beyond Scandinavian shores. In the United States, where the virus is spreading with alarming speed, many states have — at President Trump’s urging — avoided lockdowns or lifted them prematurely on the assumption that this would foster economic revival, allowing people to return to workplaces, shops and restaurants.

In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson — previously hospitalized with Covid-19 — reopened pubs and restaurants last weekend in a bid to restore normal economic life.

Implicit in these approaches is the assumption that governments must balance saving lives against the imperative to spare jobs, with the extra health risks of rolling back social distancing potentially justified by a resulting boost to prosperity. But Sweden’s grim result — more death, and nearly equal economic damage — suggests that the supposed choice between lives and paychecks is a false one: A failure to impose social distancing can cost lives and jobs at the same time.

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Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: infojockey     
Posted: July 8, 2020, 5:14 pm
CNN has been caught by the tail so many times for specious reporting that there is actually a Wikipedia page dedicated to "CNN Controversies". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNN_controversies. If you get your news exclusively from CNNABCNBCCBS you will become a patsy for big surprises such as Trump's election, the failure of the Mueller investigations, the failure of two hearings, the strange case of the invisible "whistleblower", the failure of the Impeachment. The omission of news is as much propaganda as is the distortion of news. Omission is blindness and if there is one thing that defines blindness, it is the surprise appearance of an obstacle. If political events in the world surprise you, it is a good bet that you are misinformed.

Abandon the perceptual tool of COMPARISON at your peril. Complete data on all the contemporary controversies is a mouse click away. No one is so energy deficient that they cannot click a computer mouse. The only phenomena capable of killing your curiosity is the hypnotic miasma of propaganda. You are being played like a cheap violin by CNN & Co. The mainstream media is an ice pick in your eyes, it's that ding dong simple. Nothing more tragic than willful self lobotomy. Ideology, ALL ideology, is exactly that.

www.walteralter.com/psyops.htm.

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If you’re like many of my friends, colleagues and allies, you’ve been baffled by the number of otherwise conscious people who have begun spouting extreme conspiracy memes, joining the anti-mask rebellion, or attacking people for the sin of watching CNN.

“I thought I knew these people?” you might think. “How in the world did that person go from promoting detox regimens to calling the worst pandemic of our lives a hoax?”

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Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: podfish  Supporting Member  
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:26 am
Quote infojockey wrote: View Post
CNN has been caught by the tail so many times for specious reporting that there is actually a Wikipedia page dedicated to "CNN Controversies". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNN_controversies. If you get your news exclusively from CNNABCNBCCBS you will become a patsy for big surprises such as Trump's election, the failure of the Mueller investigations, the failure of two hearings, the strange case of the invisible "whistleblower", the failure of the Impeachment. The omission of news is as much propaganda as is the distortion of news. Omission is blindness and if there is one thing that defines blindness, it is the surprise appearance of an obstacle. If political events in the world surprise you, it is a good bet that you are misinformed.

Abandon the perceptual tool of COMPARISON at your peril. Complete data on all the contemporary controversies is a mouse click away. .....
this ran off in some odd directions, though your thesis may be correct. Of course abandoning comparison is a mistake. But... lumping CNNABCNBCCBS as if they were one voice, rather than four that can be compared, is an attempt to inject a thesis of yours as if it were a fact. It's already an oversimplification to treat a single media outlet as if it was one coherent voice, much less to assume MSM is a single monolithic one. Also, there's no such thing as the 'failure' of the Mueller or other investigations. Those are processes, not attempts to achieve a predetermined result. You may assert otherwise, but that's an assertion not an objective fact. You'll have to qualify any such assertion before it can be evaluated with a binary succeeded/failed evaluation.
Sure, though, I'll agree that anyone who follows any single media narrative, or takes any pundit's opinion as if it were an objective picture of reality, is destined to be frequently surprised. On the other hand, I think we're all destined to be frequently surprised.
(btw the wikipedia page isn't particularly damning; it describes what anyone should expect to be the case when talking about commercial, corporate media selling 24-hours of squirrels to a sensation-seeking public)

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Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: Jude Iam     
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:29 am
I don't have a link handy, but certainly everyone has seen videos where 2 or 3 dozen tv news shows are edited together, reporting on a story all with the exact same wording. exact. and that's "the news".

big pharma has one of - if not the - biggest budget for lobbying in DC and advertisements on TV.

what was the question, again?

jude


Quote podfish wrote: View Post
this ran off in some odd directions, though your thesis may be correct. Of course abandoning comparison is a mistake. But... lumping CNNABCNBCCBS as if they were one voice, rather than four that can be compared, is an attempt to inject a thesis of yours as if it were a fact. It's already an oversimplification to treat a single media outlet as if it was one coherent voice, much less to assume MSM is a single monolithic one. Also, there's no such thing as the 'failure' of the Mueller or other investigations. Those are processes, not attempts to achieve a predetermined result. You may assert otherwise, but that's an assertion not an objective fact. You'll have to qualify any such assertion before it can be evaluated with a binary succeeded/failed evaluation.
Sure, though, I'll agree that anyone who follows any single media narrative, or takes any pundit's opinion as if it were an objective picture of reality, is destined to be frequently surprised. On the other hand, I think we're all destined to be frequently surprised.
(btw the wikipedia page isn't particularly damning; it describes what anyone should expect to be the case when talking about commercial, corporate media selling 24-hours of squirrels to a sensation-seeking public)
Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: Finell     
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:59 am
I am not aware of instances in which "2 or 3 dozen tv news shows" on CNN and ABC and NBC and CBS report "on a story all with the exact same wording. exact." Please provide examples.


Quote Jude Iam wrote: View Post
I don't have a link handy, but certainly everyone has seen videos where 2 or 3 dozen tv news shows are edited together, reporting on a story all with the exact same wording. exact. and that's "the news".

big pharma has one of - if not the - biggest budget for lobbying in DC and advertisements on TV.

what was the question, again?

jude
Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: Jude Iam     
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:09 am
I didn't write that they covered all those networks, now did I?

And I did write that I didn't have a link handy, didn't I?

When I find, I'll send, or perhaps someone else will.

jude


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I am not aware of instances in which "2 or 3 dozen tv news shows" on CNN and ABC and NBC and CBS report "on a story all with the exact same wording. exact." Please provide examples.


Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: podfish  Supporting Member  
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:11 am
Quote Jude Iam wrote: View Post
I don't have a link handy, but certainly everyone has seen videos where 2 or 3 dozen tv news shows are edited together, reporting on a story all with the exact same wording. exact.
I'd like to see those videos. I recall a bunch of short clips using the exact same buzzword, or even phrase, but unless you're referring to a group of Sinclair outlets, it's not "exact same wording" for more than a few words. What you do get are a bunch of similar outlets with similar shows picking up the same message. Because, lack of imagination; because, echoing what they've heard from the same 'well informed source'; because, some turn of phrase has become a meme and they're parrots. It's a long stretch to go from noticing that they often all cover the same thing in the same way, to claiming that's evidence that they're all reading from the same script.
I work in a business where it's peoples' jobs to come up with fresh and unique ideas, and we all learn very early that it's tough to avoid all coming up with the same damn thing as everyone else does. The media has the reverse incentive - they don't want to be the one who missed something obvious. So hell yes they often look like each other.

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Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: infojockey     
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:15 am
"Odd directions" - your characterization and yours alone. One rationalization after another is not a compelling argument from you. The surprises I noted are not minor blips on the screen. The media, shrieking for Trump's blood during the Mueller investigation and the other events I mentioned, created the expectation that a Trump takedown was immanent - the evidence seemed air tight; the case, as like Hilary's victory, was presented as a fait accompli. I have a radical friend who was in a surly funk for weeks after the Mueller investigation failed to pull the trigger on the Trumpyman. The press, with its litany of acronyms, led the radical activist pseudo proletariat to a false expectation and then ducked any accusation that they MISINFORMED their viewers. Well, as history dictated, THE PRESS DID MISINFORM their viewers. Yet, today they remain trusted by the liberal spectrum and I can only attribute this to a particular form ideological blindness. It is tragic to behold good minds being so easily conned, so easily forced to scramble for a justification of their self imposed ignorance.

Good data on any issue is out there on the web, a mouse click away, as I like to observe. Near zero physical energy is required to satisfy one's curiosity on any topic, but apparently there is a mountain of reluctance to fully and rigorously educate oneself to the realpolitik of the Age of Info. Programmed beliefs are clung to with a white knuckle death grip. Any data that is not a confirmation of one's belief identity is perceived as a threat to existence. This is ideational slavery, and the field hand not only thinks they are free, but think that they are the sole vehicle of human virtue and humanity. That is a delusion. Many of us wish for a fully just and humane society devoid of class struggle and economic disadvantage yet are not crypto pseudo Marxist storm troopers or their useful idiots, a term Lenin popularized for any progressive not a member of the Bolshevik Party proper. There are Republicans of the GOP Central Committee, Wall St. neocons by other parlance, and there are republicans- practitioners of republicanism - anti-oligarchs. We are NOT Marxists. We are Renaissance humanists and your freedoms are the result of our efforts over centuries. Do me a favor and Wikipedia "The American Progressive Party" and get back to me.

www.walteralter.com/psyops.htm
My characterization and mine alone.



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this ran off in some odd directions, though your thesis may be correct. Of course abandoning comparison is a mistake. But... lumping CNNABCNBCCBS as if they were one voice, rather than four that can be compared, is an attempt to inject a thesis of yours as if it were a fact. It's already an oversimplification to treat a single media outlet as if it was one coherent voice, much less to assume MSM is a single monolithic one. Also, there's no such thing as the 'failure' of the Mueller or other investigations. Those are processes, not attempts to achieve a predetermined result. You may assert otherwise, but that's an assertion not an objective fact. You'll have to qualify any such assertion before it can be evaluated with a binary succeeded/failed evaluation.
Sure, though, I'll agree that anyone who follows any single media narrative, or takes any pundit's opinion as if it were an objective picture of reality, is destined to be frequently surprised. On the other hand, I think we're all destined to be frequently surprised.
(btw the wikipedia page isn't particularly damning; it describes what anyone should expect to be the case when talking about commercial, corporate media selling 24-hours of squirrels to a sensation-seeking public)
Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: infojockey     
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:30 am
There are several such YouTube videos featuring a mosaic of "news readers" saying the EXACT same words from the EXACT same script with the EXACT same vocal inflection. It's a wonder to behold and has gone viral a number of times. This is the Age of Info, the age of the Rodney King video and its contemporary children. We are getting far too much detail for the comfort of the oligarchy. This is why the fur is beginning to fly out there. This is endgame and the oligarchy is out of time because the Internet is providing too much info on their rat lines of influence, their methods, their assets. We are experiencing their death spasms up close and personal thanks to the technology of the Internet. If you can't update and upgrade your interpretive framework, that will be you receding in the rear view mirror.

Here's an example, one of many on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksb3KD6DfSI



Quote Jude Iam wrote: View Post
I don't have a link handy, but certainly everyone has seen videos where 2 or 3 dozen tv news shows are edited together, reporting on a story all with the exact same wording. exact. and that's "the news".

big pharma has one of - if not the - biggest budget for lobbying in DC and advertisements on TV.

what was the question, again?

jude

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Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: infojockey     
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:33 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksb3KD6DfSI
Many such. Do not be reluctant to upgrade your interpretive framework. It is a precious ability and much effort is devoted to preventing its occurrence.



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I am not aware of instances in which "2 or 3 dozen tv news shows" on CNN and ABC and NBC and CBS report "on a story all with the exact same wording. exact." Please provide examples.


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Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: Finell     
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:34 am
You were responding to Podfish's objection to "lumping CNNABCNBCCBS as if they were one voice." If you were not saying that those four networks ran the same story in the same words, you were not making your point. Now you are saying, as Emily Litella so often conceded, "Never mind."

Quote Jude Iam wrote: View Post
I didn't write that they covered all those networks, now did I?

And I did write that I didn't have a link handy, didn't I?

When I find, I'll send, or perhaps someone else will.

jude
Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: Mayacaman  Supporting member  
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:59 am
Quote Jude Iam wrote: View Post
I don't have a link handy, but certainly everyone has seen videos where 2 or 3 dozen tv news shows are edited together, reporting on a story all with the exact same wording. exact. and that's "the news".

big pharma has one of - if not the - biggest budget for lobbying in DC and advertisements on TV...
jude
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I'd like to see those videos. I recall a bunch of short clips using the exact same buzzword, or even phrase, but unless you're referring to a group of Sinclair outlets, it's not "exact same wording" for more than a few words. What you do get are a bunch of similar outlets with similar shows picking up the same message. Because, lack of imagination; because, echoing what they've heard from the same 'well informed source'; because, some turn of phrase has become a meme and they're parrots. It's a long stretch to go from noticing that they often all cover the same thing in the same way, to claiming that's evidence that they're all reading from the same script.
I work in a business where it's peoples' jobs to come up with fresh and unique ideas, and we all learn very early that it's tough to avoid all coming up with the same damn thing as everyone else does. The media has the reverse incentive - they don't want to be the one who missed something obvious. So hell yes they often look like each other.

Here it is, folks. I found it; remembering some of the exact language:


The “Dangerous to Our Democracy” Viral Video and its Hypocritical Media Coverage


Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: Jude Iam     
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:26 am
one of the other compilations echoed the phrase that "vaccines are safe and effective" over and over, exactly scripted... what we are being indoctrinated to believe.


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Here it is, folks. I found it; remembering some of the exact language:


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Re: Coronavirus: "Reality" & "Conspiracy Theory"
From: Mayacaman  Supporting member  
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:43 am
Quote Jude Iam wrote: View Post
one of the other compilations echoed the phrase that "vaccines are safe and effective" over and over, exactly scripted... what we are being indoctrinated to believe.

That phrase sure gets a lot of repetition in the kept media:

"vaccines are safe and effective"

Keep Hitting the "More Results" Bar
@ the foot of the page.

Marvel.


The "vaccines are safe and effective" compilation video has -apparently- been deleted from youtube though. It probably was contrary to their "Community Standards"


These are still up on youtube:

brainwashing, repetition


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SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Gov. Gavin Newsom’s oil and gas regulatory agency has approved 12 new permits for Chevron to conduct hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Lost Hills Oil Field in Kern County.Gov. Gavin Newsom’s oil and gas regulatory agency has approved 12 new permits for Chevron to conduct hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Lost Hills Oil Field in Kern County.
The authorizations — issued late Thursday afternoon, just before the holiday weekend — will allow Chevron to frack these wells 168 times.
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A Letter on Justice and Open Debate
July 7, 2020

Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and
But resistance must not be
allowed to harden into its own
brand of dogma or coercion
inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts. But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity. As we applaud the first development, we also raise our voices against the second. The forces of illiberalism are gaining strength throughout the world and have a powerful ally in Donald Trump, who represents a real threat to democracy. But resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion—which right-wing demagogues are already exploiting. The democratic inclusion we want can be achieved only if we speak out against the intolerant climate that has set in on all sides.

The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted. While we have come to expect this on the radical right, censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming
We uphold the value of
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and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty. We uphold the value of robust and even caustic counter-speech from all quarters. But it is now all too common to hear calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought. More troubling still, institutional leaders, in a spirit of panicked damage control, are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms. Editors are fired for running controversial pieces; books are withdrawn for alleged inauthenticity; journalists are barred from writing on certain topics; professors are investigated for quoting works of literature in class; a researcher is fired for circulating a peer-reviewed academic study; and the heads of organizations are ousted for what are sometimes just clumsy mistakes. Whatever the arguments around each particular incident, the result has been to steadily narrow the boundaries of what can be said without the threat of reprisal. We are already paying the price in greater risk aversion among writers, artists, and journalists who fear for their livelihoods if they depart from the consensus, or even lack sufficient zeal in agreement.

This stifling atmosphere will ultimately harm the most vital causes of our time. The restriction of debate, whether by a repressive government or an intolerant society, invariably hurts those who
This stifling atmosphere
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vital causes of our time.
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So the real question is: "Who's yer daddy?"

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At last a psychologist, Trump's niece Mary, is commenting on Trump. She has first hand knowledge of Donald Trump's childhood emotional abuse. I have been calling attention for over a year to the way in which Trump's childhood emotional trauma forms the unconscious which then guides his adult behavior. Trump caves in to Putin because Trump was emotionally abused by his own father. Trump learned in childhood that to avoid punishment and shaming and abandonment he had to obey Fred Trump, Sr. Donald saw the price his older brother paid for asserting himself. Donald Trump projects his father onto Putin, Bolsonaro, Kim Jong-Un, Bibi, Duterte. Trump is a horribly psychologically damaged person. None of this excuses his behavior. All the congressional Republicans who support Trump out of fear of his angry reprisals are also projecting their fathers onto Donald Trump. The citizens who voted for Trump are also projecting their fathers onto Trump. We citizens need to be much more informed about the psychological health of the people we nominate and elect to office.

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The Leap


50 years ago

At age 19
Intoxicated by Kerouac’s
On The Road
We went down to the
Railroad tracks
Behind the University
And the Graveyard
Hopping our first freight

Moving just slow enough
For my buddy to
Grab the ladder
Picking up speed
With me behind
Me barely able to
Catch up and
Grab hold

The momentum scarily
Swinging my legs underneath
Toward the wheels
But mercifully slamming against
The solid axle block

Clambering up the ladder
To the top of the boxcar
Flattened out up there
Our spirits soaring
With the thrill of
Adventure and Freedom
The winter air
A piercing chill
The sky having grown dark
As we’re pulling into the
Wilmington rail yard
Another freight
One track over
Pulling out of the yard

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Momentarily in synch
One slowing down
The other speeding up
My buddy
Crazy with adrenaline
Signals me to jump
From the one to the other
Before I can object
He’s made the leap
To me the gap looks too wide
Yet following his lead
I too make the leap

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From the engine up front
Swings back
Lighting us up and
Our train
with brakes
Squealing
Seemingly stopping
On a dime

Our hands and feet
Barely touch the rungs
As we go flying
Down the ladder
Angry shouts behind us
As we crash onto the midnight
Sidewalks of Wilmington
Hiding behind a dumpster
Hearts thumping mightily in
Our chests
Giving way to relief
Of not being caught

Prior to this
In late night dorm bull sessions
We had talked about The Leap
That most adults never take
Choosing instead safety and
Stultification
We vowed we would make
The Leap
Only years later learning about
The Call to Adventure and
The Hero’s Journey
Embedded in the very
DNA of young males
The imperative to test themselves
Against the rules
Against the boundaries
Against their deepest fears
Against all common good sense

Do not presume such energy
No longer lurks
It can be a dangerous drive
In a dangerous time
Beware of charismatic leaders
Willing to capitalize on the
Vulnerability of youth
For their own ends
For good
or
For evil

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