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  1. From the AmericanThinker article quoted by anthony: “... the left has permanently trashed medical ethics in their quest to fundamentally transform America". The left isn’t in a position to affect the ethics of doctors. And I doubt that most doctors themselves are rubbing their hands together in private thinking “I’m fundamentally transforming America.” Just what are they thinking? That is a puzzle. It may have to do with what it takes to get into medical school. The process tends to winnow out independent and adventurous thinkers; don’t rock the boat, get straight A’s. And after medical school there is a lot of sucking up to superiors to get ahead. It all cultivates a herd mentality. They do what they are told to do. With covid and the vaccines they are acting as if hypnotized. The people at the top, though, don’t have the shabby excuse of evasion. I think they know what they are doing, and they are motivated by money, power, and the leftist mind-set. Long ago Rand recognized the fundamental nature of that mind-set. When she was writing her novels leftists talked about helping the workers. She realized the left wasn’t out to help them at all, it was out to destroy just for the sake of destruction. She called leftism “anti-life” in her novels and essays. Today we see that mentality naked and unashamed. They’re killing and maiming people wholesale, both intentionally and because they don’t care if they do. That they are going after youth and children is beyond horrible. First mass vaccination at any cost, then passports, then individually tagged digital currency – total state control of individuals, that is their desire. The totalitarianism of the early part of the 20th century in Russia and parts of Europe would be like the horse and buggy is to the modern car. We absolutely have to reverse this. The unvaxxed, the un-poisoned we should say, ought to act proud. Shame the vaxxed, the poisoned, for going along with the leftist program. Besides risking their health they are traitors. The “powers that be” can’t arrest all of us. Each vaxxed is a sell out. (This is rather off-the-cuff and rambling but I haven’t got time to compose something better.)
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  2. I went on a bit of a rant Tuesday in the waiting room at the eye clinic. The waiting room has one of those TVs which run health-info mini lectures. Used to be that the material was about eye conditions and treatment possibilities. Now it's mostly assurances about the (fictional) "safety and efficacy" of the Covid jabs. One of the segments pertained to pregnant women and there being "no cause for concern" about damage to the fetus. I gave a little angered speech to Larry about its being criminal to give the stuff to pregnant women. I didn’t want to risk triggering an incident, so I didn’t raise my voice enough so that I'd seem to be addressing the room at large. Just enough so that I could be heard if other persons in the room cared to listen. Ellen
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  3. ‘Error in judgement’: CBC Edmonton regrets mannequin’s use in COVID-19 news report NATIONALPOST.COM Reuters fact check: Some online users said use of the mannequin was proof that Alberta ICUs were not busy
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  4. HUGE EXCLUSIVE: New Report Reveals COVID-19 Was a Planned Bioweapon by China’s People’s Liberation Army WWW.THEGATEWAYPUNDIT.COM Guest post by Lawrence Sellin and Anna Chen COVID-19 was a planned bioweapon of China’s People’s Liberation Army. Already in 2005, Colonel Ji-Wei Guo of the People’s Liberation Army’s Southwest Hospital, Third... Start of the article by Sellin and Chen: === Quote "Already in 2005, Colonel Ji-Wei Guo of the People’s Liberation Army’s Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China described a new type of bioweapon. "Colonel Guo rejected the clumsy, traditional biological weapons that produced mass destruction, ones that: 'depend on microbiology, especially bacteriology, which uses destructive bacteria, viruses, and toxic living bodies obtained directly from the natural world. These weapons are subject to nature, are difficult to control, and have irreversible effects.' "China would use biotechnology to create new forms of designed 'biotechnological weapons' that would be 'controllable' and 'recoverable' for which China had sole possession of the vaccine or antidote. "Such weapons would be highly contagious, but of low lethality and capable of being deployed under 'pre-war' conditions. Although artificially created, the new bioweapons would retain 'plausible deniability,' that is, could be attributed to a disease of natural origin. "Thus, spawned the PLA’s massive joint bioweapon development-vaccine production program, which incorporated China’s universities and their access to international knowledge and skills, particularly those from the United States." === End Quote Please read the rest at the link. Ellen
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  5. Is an insurrection something that is orchastrated by one side and then call in Congress in the middle of the night ( by the same side) to certify the election right as the speaker knew that Sydney Powell was going to go to the courts after documents were served? We are in the midst of a civil war, not just in the US, but world wide.
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  6. Tad, Oh, sure, I knew that you know that I'm not one of the elderly monsters of your general "you." And you - specific "you" - made me cry only in the respect that I'm tending to have tears form every time I think of those "jabs" being given to young people. It is too horrible. It's like polio vaccines turned backward. Recall, I had childhood polio, and I increasingly suffer from post-polio syndrome. The polio vaccine was to protect the children (and of course older people too), as Tony has pointed out. This shit is saddling children with possible future harm (and is outright killing some of them now) to protect the elderly from them!!! ADD: And it doesn’t even actually protect against the virus, to add insult to injury or some such sentiment…to add travesty to injury, that’s better. Ellen
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  7. Broadly the conflict boils down, everywhere you look, to: the children v. the adults. Those who need Govts to tell them what to do and look after them v. those self-informed and self-responsible. The dependents v. the independents. Collectivism v. individualism.
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  8. That’s a surprising statement. If you thought that you had an extremely low chance of dying from Covid, why were you huddling in your house and ordering dinners via a delivery service? And, since you have at least two high-risk factors, your age and hypertension, on what basis did you assess your chances of dying from Covid as "extremely low"? Ellen
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  9. Trust the scientists! Bipartisan legislators demand answers from Fauci on 'cruel' puppy experiments "Our investigators show that Fauci’s NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive," White Coat Waste said. Bipartisan legislators demand answers from Fauci on 'cruel' puppy THEHILL.COM "Our investigators show that Fauci’s NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their...
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  10. Here’s some more from a conspiracy theorist grifter , not good one either they seem to be grifting themselves out of their ability to grift , what the hell is the motivation for these grifter types , boogles the mind, effing grifters and blatherers https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/10/physicians_and_the_vaccine_tyranny_.html
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  11. Requoting with additional emphasis by me. (The underscore emphasis is Mark's. The boldface is mine.) I think that those pediatricians and primary care physicians and any others also willing to "jab" children should be booted from the medical profession immediately. DAMN THEM!!!!! Ellen
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  12. Now I'm crying, thinking about the young people and the children. If only one could just stop what's being done to them. Ellen
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  13. Trump's message is the proper way to view the January 6 capitol mess. The congressional committee to "investigate" that event doesn't see it that way, but I think most Americans are laughing at them. Michael
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  14. In Uttar Pradesh a part of India that compares in population to the 7-8 largest country, 241 Million people were treated with Ivermectin crushing SARS-CoV-2 while an adjacent state was crushed for not using it. Merck holds the patent for the bacteria in Ivermectin. It doesnt want to repurpose a drug when it can push a higher cost Monupiravir.
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  15. On the socio-economic level, here is some more garlic, mirrors, crosses and wooden stakes for the Coronavirus vampires in the castles. The villagers are starting to win. Michael EDIT: The tweet embedded in the tweet has now been deleted. And Disclose.TV on Telegraph doesn't have a copy, so it was probably deleted for some reason by Disclose.TV itself. At any rate, this is what the tweet was about: Southwest Airlines scraps plans to put unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave WWW.FOXBUSINESS.COM Earlier this month, Southwest became the latest airline to require its employees to get inoculated by Dec. 8, although it still gave employees the option to apply for medical or religious exemptions. Now let's hope that Fox Business doesn't delete this.
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  16. Lying to a corrupt and repugnant government? Hell yes, not only would I lie to them, it’s the morally right thing to do. I’d also engage in any psyops activity to fuck them up/gaslight them at every opportunity.
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  17. Deep Stater Colin Powell croaked. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, dead at 84 from COVID-19 complications WWW.FOXNEWS.COM Gen. Colin Powell, the former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died Monday at 84 from complications related to COVID-19, his family announced. The establishment idiots are even using his death as vaccine propaganda. How about he was suffering from Parkinson’s and multiple myeloma (blood cancer)? At least this is according to one report I read. As to Powell the man, I could not say it better than Dr. Michael Hurd did (see here) : Michael later added: Thanks to Dr. Michael Hurd for making this post easier to write and compile. And, as we all know, a lot shorter. Michael
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  18. "Not a clue." An honest answer, at least, since this person has previously admitted to ignoring counter-claims and evidence presented to him. And yet, he proceeds to answer as if he did: "And think about this: how far away from Rand has your mind shifted? " This is an argument from intimidation, presented with no justification. "...stay away from the online tabloids." Another shameful attempt at package-dealing; this argument treats all dissent from the official narrative as "tabloid", when, in fact, there have been many arguments presented here against the official narrative from what would be considered respectable scientists and doctors who were a part of that narrative, including Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor of the mRNA technology used with the Covid shots: 'Single most qualified' mRNA expert speaks about vaccine risks after he says YouTube banned his video NEWS.YAHOO.COM The man who invented the mRNA technology used in some coronavirus vaccines says he was censored by YouTube for sharing his concerns... Now, Dr. Malone is not some "holistic healer" with a degree in feng shue from the University of Tijuana: He's the INVENTOR of the mRNA tech used in the vaccines. He's not even saying don't take the shot: So, then, why ignore him and attempt to shut down debate? Well... This is not posted for the benefit of those saying "stay away from tabloids", mind you, since they have admitted that they don't even read the information presented ("lalala, I cant hear you!, morons, lalala!" he said, with fingers in his ears) , so they are in no position to judge whether or not others have done their due diligence, let alone actually address any of the arguments and information themselves. They also ignore the evidence of people recovering from Covid due to the use of alternatives to the shots, like HCQ and Ivermectin, which have a long history of use already and are demonstrated to be safer. To top it off, they ignore the lack of transparency on behalf of the establishment (not to mention even the proven collusion of Fauci with China, re the "gain of function research",and that the same establishment is telling your trusted doctor what to tell you) and that, rather than address the arguments and counter-evidence, they opt for censorship and de-platforming and intimidation to silence dissent. Because of these evasions, such people are easily dismissed from the argument. But it is helpful to look at what's happening here as a microcosm of the situation at large. Dismissing counter-evidence and dissent, not based on the facts of the argument, but because it strays from the official narrative reminds me of an excerpt from The Ideas of Ayn Rand by Ronald Merrill: "...this is inadequate; it refutes the arguer, perhaps, but no the argument." And I anticipate the response that one is permitted to dismiss the counter-arguments based on some "Peikovian doctrine of the arbitrary assertion." But, as Robert Campbell has pointed out, in his essay on the subject, the problem with that is, in order to determine whether or not an argument is arbitrary, one has to actually look at the evidence first. Now, if it were proven that the arguments in this case were arbitrary, then there would be more justification, but that's something that the naysayers have not done, and have self-admittedly refused to do, to refuse to even look at the evidence, let alone assess it rationally and objectively. But because they have not only refused to look at counter-arguments and evidence, as some so eagerly admit, with a sense of pride, but have also engaged in arguments from intimidation, I don't think they're even attempting to pull an "arbitrary assertion" line of defense. No, what has been demonstrated is more of what Rand wrote about in "Extremism, or the Art of Smearing". Just as the "moderates" attempted to lump together the John Birch Society with the Communist Party and the Klu Klux Klan, so does the equation of all current critics of the official medical narrative with "tabloids" and such. Such package-dealing is an attempt to by bypass addressing the arguments and counter-evidence by false association, and it is shameful, as shameful as the attempt to justify one's shortcomings in this debate by using the "argument of intimidation" of "you guys aren't being Objectivists" (while ignoring Rand's own opposition to forced vaccinations, oddly enough), when it's clear that the one abandoning reason and objectivity is the one who boasts of evading the facts and evidence presented by counter-arguments to the mainstream, while engaging in "arguments from intimidation", "package-dealing", and "the art of smearing." (And, most tellingly, when on the ropes, defends his inability to defend his argument with kindergarten-level ad-hominem of the following: ("you're a moron" and "epistemological duh-duh"... a step above "you're a doody-head", I suppose, but not by much...) And who else does that? The sham trials of the "kangaroo courts" employed by dictatorships. Anyway...let this be a teachable moment. The moral of the story: "Friends don't let friends be an enabler of sham trials and kangaroo courts and dictatorships." #themoreyouknow
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  19. Very well stated my man!!!!!
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  20. This Week in the World Affairs Brief THE PROFESSIONAL REBELLION AGAINST VACCINE MANDATES by Joel Skousen Ayn Rand’s classic libertarian novel “Atlas Shrugged” describes a rebellion of the productive class against the encroaching socialist state. Her mythical hero, John Galt, encourages the most productive and essential corporate leaders in the nation to shrug the world of socialist burdens off of their shoulders and quit—knowing that without their skills and innovative leadership society under socialism will collapse. All these hard-working people retreat to Galt’s Gulch in the Rocky Mountains and prepare to rebuild later. There are similarities to this theme now as some of the best people are forced out of their jobs over these totalitarian Covid vaccine mandates. Sadly, the vaunted leadership class that Ayn envisioned leading the way has utterly failed to fight against the lies and deceptions of the false pandemic. They have either joined the conspiracy as knowing conspirators or become mindless yes-men and cheerleaders for these ruthless vaccines and freedom-wrecking Covid mandates. Instead there is a small but growing class of hard-working professionals who do the critical work of airlines, hospitals, railroads and ferries who are balking at the vaccine mandate, calling in sick, filing lawsuits and even quitting their jobs rather than submit to this tyranny. Just as in her fictional writing, as good people are forced out, it is creating havoc with the economy as shortages and delays get worse every day. The big question this week is, “Is it enough and will they be able to outlast the Powers-That-Be arrayed against them?”
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  21. This one's for Michael. (And that's the kind of headline/spirit I like to see!) Chicago Police Union to Defy Vaccine Mandate and Dare the City to Enforce It Chicago Police Union to Defy Vaccine Mandate and Dare the City to Enforce It PJMEDIA.COM The first major test of a vaccine mandate applied to municipal employees will take place this weekend,
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  22. If this ain't the truth. What the hell did this CNN dude think would happen by going on Joe Rogan after CNN hammered the story that Rogan took horse de-wormer? Michael
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  23. I know people are sick and tired of looking at exposés of the pandemic scam. It's like people giving long presentations to say the sky is blue over and over when the government and fake news media keep saying there is no color in the sky. I certainly know I'm sick and tired of it. But the following presentation caught my attention. Dr. Peter McCullough is a doctor and scientist who has a large media presence. He goes on shows like Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Joe Rogan, Newsmax, etc., and also appears at federal and state Congressional committees. In fact, he goes wherever a large audience will have him--for example Daystar, a Christian TV network where his message goes out to well over a billion, not million, people. On the other side, he's constantly targeted and smeared by the typical fake news media crowd. Well, I looked and saw for myself. He sounds convincing to me. MUST SEE: Dr. Peter McCullough Issues Warning on Therapeutic Nihilism and Untested Vaccines - "Unbelievable Atrocity" Is Unfolding (VIDEO) WWW.THEGATEWAYPUNDIT.COM Winning the War Against Therapeutic Nihilism and the Rush to Replace Trusted Treatments with Untested Novel Therapies Dr. Peter McCullough gave an extensive rundown on everything Covid-19... His approach to the coronavirus is to treat it with things that have always worked rather than a novel experiment on everyone. That means early treatment with medicine, which has been showing absolute success all over the world where it is used. He thinks the war against medicine by those in power and their bullying to get everyone to take an experimental vaccine will go down in history as one of the big atrocities of the 21st century. Vaccination in the middle of a pandemic is madness and he shows why (see the slides to the video below for facts and figures). He doesn't use names, but he is just as critical of Trump as he is of Biden on this score. Despite my advocacy for Trump, I fully agree with him. He recommends a publication from The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) on home treatment of COVID-19. You can get a PDF here: A Guide to Home-Based COVID Treatment: Step-By-Step Doctors’ Plan That Could Save Your Life If you want to go directly to the video of his presentation, go here: WINNING THE WAR AGAINST THERAPEUTIC NIHILISM - DR. PETER MCCULLOUGH RUMBLE.COM (AAPS Speech - 2021.10.01) Winning the War Against Therapeutic Nihilism and the Rush to Replace Trusted Treatments with Untested Novel Therapies Dr. Peter McCullough gave an extensive rundown on... There's a link to the slides here: Slides From Peter McCullough, MD Oct 1, 2021 Lecture Also, during the talk he recommended the following book that was released a couple of weeks ago: COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We are the Prey by Peter Breggin and Ginger Breggin. (Paid link.) It is being sold at Amazon, at least so far. The title is easy to dismiss as conspiracy stuff, so here is Breggin's bio blurb at Amazon to show his credentials: For that matter, here is Dr. Peter McCullough's bio at America Out Loud. If you go to his Wikipedia page (see here), it calls him a spreader of "COVID-19 misinformation" because he says things like "tens of thousands of fatalities attributed to the COVID-19 vaccines." But then it goes on to list his appearances at different government committees and prime time news shows. That, in my book, is proof-positive that he is over target. Politics-wise, Wikipedia is trash on the same level as CNN. Go on and look at the video and at the other links in this post and come to your own conclusion. I came to mine. You probably know what that is. Michael
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  24. Update: Southwest Airlines CEO Says No Employees Will Be Fired Over Vaccine Mandate Southwest Airlines CEO Says No Employees Will Be Fired Over Vaccine Mandate › American Greatness AMGREATNESS.COM During an interview with ABC News Tuesday, Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines, stated that no employees would be fired over the... Booyah!
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  25. That's the insidious "genius" of it; there doesn't have to be an actual mandate; the mere implication of a mandate was enough to get many employers to mandate the jab under threat of termination. Fortunately, there is resistance to both, and there are people like this, out there (this one from Southwest Airlines) taking a stand. Major Patriot on Gab: '' - Gab Social GAB.COM Major Patriot on Gab: 'In case you were wondering where the Gadsden Flag cockpit photo came from. It's real, and it's spectacular:' Resist the Mainstream on Gab: '' - Gab Social GAB.COM Resist the Mainstream on Gab: ' Watch: Veteran Pilot Speaks Out Against Vaccine Mandates in Powerful...
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  26. —- Further on the thus-far non-existent Covid mandate: BIDEN’S SO-CALLED VACCINE MANDATE That Jeopardizes Millions of Jobs Doesn’t Exist..."It’s All A Mirage" WWW.THEGATEWAYPUNDIT.COM Americans against the COVID jab are panicking, as the tyrannical Biden regime demands employers with 100 or more employees threaten their workers with taking away their ability to pay their mortgage or put... Ellen
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  27. Andrew Bernstein has (as well as speaking out strongly against election fraud, CRT, and the Left, in general)...For example: "Stand up, America! Speak out! Get vaccinated or not as your best judgment tells you—I am. But resist to the end, the government’s attempt to force vaccination on healthy adults who reject it. The same regarding any proposed lockdowns. Are unvaccinated persons a threat to vaccinated ones? Even if they are, they constitute a vastly lesser threat than a nanny state government moving toward totalitarianism." https://www.facebook.com/andrew.bernstein.94/posts/10165769365045346 "It is difficult to fathom that there are still intelligent people who deny the widespread voter fraud of the 2020 presidential election. Are they not looking at the evidence? How many dead people voted—how many people voted in a state they no longer lived in—how many votes were received from phony addresses, and so forth. An honest person loses credibility if they deny boatloads of such evidence. "Further, Ayn Rand taught us to integrate, to synthesize a given data point into the wider knowledge we hold. This is the Democrats of whom we speak, the party that controls the notoriously corrupt big city machines, that has cheated egregiously in the past—Richard Daley, Chicago, 1960, anyone? When they regard Trump as evil, are we to expect that they would blanch at any transgression that would enable them to remove him from office? They would stop at nothing to defeat Trump. " https://www.facebook.com/andrew.bernstein.94/posts/10164695215855346
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  28. Yaron Brook @yaronbrook · Nov 6, 2020 "The application of reason to the creation of human values -- Ingenuity, innovation, creativity, the ability to produce freely based on them, and to keep the rewards of our creation -- this is what we must fight for!" Yup, true. For a 'product' that the individual willingly pays for himself on the open market, not one bought and distributed free (and coerced upon those who don't want or need the product) by Governments. Govt. intervention and crony Pharma - "this is what we must fight for!" Hmmm.. "Vaccines will increase the global GDP by trillions of dollars"? Artificially. The (inflationary)power of the printing press.
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  30. According to Dr. Carrie Madej, she found bug-uglies in three batches of vaccines: 2 from Moderna and 1 from Johnson & Johnson. She shows them on this interview with Stew Peters. Dr. Carrie Madej: First U.S. Lab Examines "Vaccine" Vials, HORRIFIC Findings Revealed RUMBLE.COM Dr. Carrie Madej joined Stew Peters today and appeared obviously shook by what she had seen after examining Moderna and J&J "vaccine" vials. Go Ad-Free, Get Exclusive Content, Become a... Note: This video is on Rumble, not YouTube, and it has over 1.8 million views as of this posting. I've taken some screenshots from it. Dr. Madej put a sample from a Moderna vial under a powerful microscope (400 times magnification) and after about 2 hours, bright colors started appearing (leaving her to speculate there was some material in the vaccine that was interacting with the white light from the microscope), then fiber strands like this one appeared. Some of the fibers had cube structures on them and she doesn't know what this is. Opaque metallic fragments also appeared that she said are not like ones she is used to seeing in examinations like this. She said these things started moving to the edge of the glass slide and started self-assembling as if growing. And here's the granddaddy. This thing with tentacles appeared and started moving as if alive. Here's another view. Dr. Madej said this thing manages to lift itself from the glass slide. She has shown this to other colleagues in the field and nobody knows what it is. This one came from a sample from a different Moderna batch. Dr. Madej said it was stationary because it was under the cover slip and not on the edge like the first one. The Johnson & Johnson sample she examined also had garbage (er... she said "synthetic structurers) in it: graphene, sticky fatty substances, colors (different than the colors in the Moderna sample). There were spherical structures in the Johnson & Johnson sample. And this: And this: This is what they are injecting into the bloodstreams of people and now they want to inject it into children. Dr. Madej said this stuff is not supposed to be in vaccines. Stew grilled her on chain of custody, cleanliness of operation, etc. and she vouched for all of it. She is now looking to do this in real time with video of the entire examination and, presumably, outside experts monitoring it. Watch the video and come to your own conclusions. Michael
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  31. Here is a fascinating way to look at story wars: Mass Formation. Here is the same video on a BitChute channel for obvious reasons. Mattias Desmet - WHY DO SO MANY STILL BUY INTO THE NARRATIVE? WWW.BITCHUTE.COM Published: Sept 22, 2021 Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLDpZ8daIVM&t=802s Does it sometimes feel like you’re surrounded by people who’ve been hypnotised in some way? Well, maybe you... I have a feeling I am going to like diving into the ideas of Mattias Desmet. He said there are four psychological and social conditions for a totalitarian narrative to take over society: 1. There has to be a lot of people who feel a lack of social bonds and lack of social connectedness. 2. A lot of people who feel a lack of meaning-making. 3. A lot of people who feel a free-floating anxiety, meaning an anxiety from within that is not connected to a mental representation of an object out in reality. 4. A lot of people who feel a free-floating frustration and aggression. Once people are in this state, when a source credible to them offers them a concrete object to blame for their free-floating anxiety, frustration and aggression, they already have juiced-up emotions to go along with it and plug into it. That will lead to them creating social bonds with people who think the same and the emerging group will give them a sense of meaning in the making. This is powerful shit. Desmet calls this a state of collective hypnosis. I'm going to think on this some, but off the top of my head, I now see why an avalanche of stories that attack beloved traditions and icons and beliefs are always present before a mass lunacy emerges. The way many people in O-Land try to convince others to change their minds goes something like this: 1. They find the truth in Rand's works and arguments. 2. They present this truth to people who believe the contrary and hammer it. 3. They get frustrated because they don't convince people other than those who already agree. 4. The complain about the world going to hell. The correct sequence would be to: 1. Choose the truth they want to persuade others to adopt. 2. Analyze their target audience and filter for ideas (contrary or otherwise) that contain emotional loads of anxiety, frustration and aggressiveness. List and study these ideas from this lens. 3. Present stories and scenarios that cause people to doubt and dislodge from those ideas, but keep their anxiety, frustration and aggressiveness high and in a free-floating manner. 4. Present a new villain that can be easily seen and/or imagined as a cause for their anxiety, frustration and aggressiveness. 5. Then appeal to reasoned arguments about the truth they want to tell that solves everything. Obviously, this villain has to be one that opposes, or is incongruent with, the truth they want to tell. But the sequence in a simplified form--and in vastly different language--is create floating unhappiness and misery in people, get them to blame a scapegoat for it, then lead them to the promised land. It has to be in that order, otherwise it doesn't work. Hell, from a different angle, this is a plot-line for a friggin' novel. Off the top of my head once again, I see this pattern is in Atlas Shrugged. Rand got the anxious, frustrated and aggressive parts of her fictional world disconnected from concrete causes and let them float ("Whos is John Galt?"), she then scapegoated altruism and presented a lot of concrete examples of how it caused anxiety, frustration and aggression, then off to the reason-based promised land (after a massive "this is why altruism sucks" speech). Obviously this analysis needs a little work. But still, the big parts are there and in the right order. I think that is part of why her novel is so persuasive. She didn't just get the reasoned arguments right. She nailed the emotional sequence of authoritarian takeovers of society (and then used it to shake off authoritarianism). More later as I learn. But watch the video. I only gave a small part of the goodness in it along with my brainstorming. Michael
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  32. Talk about an Australian boomerang. Big Pharma tried to fuck Australia because it would not grant non-liability for their vaccines. Man, did that not weather well. It wasn't just the New South Wales Premier who sank. Her major peeps just went down with her over Big Pharma corruption. Imagine if this inspires whistleblowers in governments the world over. Believe it or not, that's how this stuff starts. The Aussies may be the start of the upcoming worldwide big Big Pharma crash and burn show. Michael
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  33. TG, Your fears are top-down based. Durham is doing what Sidney Powell does. I only hope he's as relentless as she is. I suspect he is. I had my doubts because of the delays, but I think he's doing what he has to according to his own professional values. Look from the bottom up. And especially the generational turning. Then think: 4th Turning. The fraudsters in power are coming into a climax. And there will be a crisis. Nothing can stop what is coming. Michael
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  34. Emerald raises a good question. Where can one get reliable (verifiable) information about possible nanoparticles and graphene oxide in the coronavirus vaccines? I don't mean opinions or simple statements. I mean information that can be checked. Michael
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  35. Looking at the title of this thread, for those who are interested in power structures, here is a great definition-by-metaphor of power. I never thought the board game Monopoly would ever be so relevant to modern-day real life. How is it relevant, you ask? Easy. The board game rules are included verbatim in the charter documents of central banks all across the world. And that includes the Federal Reserve. Michael
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  36. These fucks ever stick their hand in a hornet’s nest?
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  37. Mrs. Nya Major, B.S. on Gab: '' - Gab Social GAB.COM Mrs. Nya Major, B.S. on Gab: '@BannonWarRoom ... the same Johnson & Johnson that recently settled a multibillion dollar settlement for... "... the same Johnson & Johnson that recently settled a multibillion dollar settlement for purposely selling "cancer-causing" talcum baby power for decades?!?! Uh nope, I'll pass on their vaccine!"
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  38. Peter, I don't either. In fact, who does? I also don't like massive fraud in choosing a Commander in Chief, especially of the armed forces. That's a lot of fire power for a criminal to hold. Are you comfortable saluting a superior officer who got there by breaking the very law you are sworn to protect and uphold? In my understanding, the fundamental oath is to uphold the Constitution and the Laws of the United States, not ignore them. And certainly not uphold any particular person. So best to use the laws to take out the gangsters, no? Enter election audits, due process etc., the very things you said you wanted me to stop posting about... But they sure as hell beat assassinations and civil war. Ignore that at your peril. Nature will not be denied. Especially not human nature. If the laws are continually flouted by the leaders on a fundamental level, like a credible election system based on objective rules and laws, assassinations and civil war will be the result. That's just what humans do. And not just good guys. Hell, even the gangsters who take over governments by fraud luv them some assassinations... No opinion or syllogism on earth will stop that from happening. Only a fair rule of law where all citizens have equal rights will. I don't mean just on paper. Michael
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  39. Was just about to watch this, myself...
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  40. The certification was on January 6, not December 14. The latter was the preliminary count. Mike Pence had the power and frankly the duty to spike that. He fell down on that just like the SCOTUS did earlier by stating Texas had no standing in its lawsuit. I don't see how decertification can end the Biden presidency. But de- legitimatization is in the cards. --Brant
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  41. Let me add to this. Under the kind of genius reasoning the Quora BA person used, you can get to really silly places. For example, nowhere I know of in the Constitution does it say dead people can't vote. So that means when dead people do vote, that's Constitutional. Ta-Daa!!!! Michael
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  42. Peter, It's not relevant. It's hogwash. To use an analogy, your Quora BA essentially states that once I steal your car and falsify the license on it, I now own the car. You can't get it back. You can buy it from me, though. Fraud invalidates any and all legal processes. Criminals may not like that. But that's the way it is. What is the form for the remedy to this? Since this crime was so massive, it is a first and nobody knows. But one thing is for sure. Right and wrong exist. You cannot have law and have fraud, call them the same thing and say that is Constitutional. It isn't. In other words, the Constitution was not created to be a vehicle to legitimize fraud. It was created to organize society around individual rights and checks and balances. Fraud is not a proper check or balance. It is crime, the opposite of law. Michael
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  43. Ellen, That randomness is the insidious thing about these mRNA vaccines. Most, way most, people (in the short term, no one knows about long-term) seem all right after getting jabbed. Cases like Tiffany Dover are very rare (she keeled over right after the jab, and on public TV). Yet statistically a significant percentage of the vaccinated die or are horrendously injured. (Another day I’ll post some links about people injured neurologically.) As Dr. Peter McCulough points out, you are better off taking the chance with covid than with the mRNA vaccine. With proper treatment (HCQ or Ivermectin, Quercetin, Zinc, vitamin D, aspirin as an anticoagulant) your chance of surviving, and surviving just fine, with covid is virtually 100%. Even with no treatment at all, assuming you are healthy and take vitamins, your chance is better with covid than with the vaccine. But "they" – who seem to be practically everybody in mainstream media, politics, and medicine – hide behind the random nature of the vaccine’s effects. It would be better if it were cyanide, then its nature would be obvious. As it is, it is cyanide roulette. Language is very important in propaganda. As you (Ellen) say, it is not the vaxxed vs. the unvaxed, it is the poisoned vs. the un-poisoned.
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  44. A little more than just a year ago if not illegal , it was seen as so unethical the idea of the legality of it would be a moot point. The corruption of the cultural institutions followed , or most optimistically are following (so not necessarily inevitable) Hemingway’s bankruptcy arcs slowly , imperceptible and suddenly.
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  45. He removed his mother from a long term care facility immediately before issuing the order to move covid positive patients back into long term care facilities in Pa. And now in bizzaro world , he is the highest 'ranking' 'female' medical fucking admiral whatever the fuck that is, yeah fucked
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  46. What struck me while looking at this is that with the Internet now it might be impossible to boil the frog... When a regular person sees something like that--and since ridiculous content naturally rises to the surface, they will see it--there is little chance of them letting themselves slide down the same slope.
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  47. That's Andrew Bernstein, for ya! He's a champ. I reckon he is "mainstream Oist", just not ARI mainstream as I see it. And here he is, fighting against mandates on Facebook. TG yes, I became quite a fan with his last year's essay and later debate with HB: the collectivist left is far more evil than conservatives. One could guess he has become p.n.g with ARI as he hasn't been published on their feeds for years. I get his excellent "Capitalism" mag once in a while. Do I detect a silent Palace revolution? Tara Smith also quietly disappeared from ARI some time back.
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  48. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jennifer Bridges loved her job as a nurse at Houston Methodist Hospital, where she worked for eight years, but she chose to get fired rather than inoculated against COVID-19, believing that the vaccine was more of a threat than the deadly virus. Bridges was among about 150 employees who were fired or resigned rather than comply with the requirement at Methodist, which was the country's first large health system to mandate vaccinations. About 25,000 other employees at the hospital system complied. "I have never felt so strong about anything," said Bridges, 39, who lives in Houston. She was terminated from her $70,000 per year post on June 21, the deadline for employees to get a jab. "I did not feel there was proper research in this shot. It had been developed very quickly." Houston Methodist is one of a growing number of private employers that have made vaccinations a requirement of the job. New York and California are among the states that have required vaccinations for healthcare workers. Mandates have proven to be effective in boosting vaccination rates in healthcare. In New York, for example, Governor Kathy Hochul on Thursday said 92% of the state's more than 625,000 healthcare workers were inoculated, up from 73% on Aug. 16 when former Governor Andrew Cuomo laid down a Sept. 27 deadline for vaccinations. Then-Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said the mandate would "help close the vaccination gap" and reduce the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Even so, there are pockets of resistance in the healthcare field. Those interviewed by Reuters said they had been immunized for other diseases, but said a lack of long-term data on the three COVID vaccines available in the United States was reason enough for them to step into an uncertain future after years of job security. Speaking in support of the vaccines available in the United States, medical experts have said they had received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration in less than a year, instead of the usual several years, due to factors including ample funding and test subjects, piggybacking off earlier research, and international collaboration. Many of the workers who walked away had enough financial wherewithal to allow them to stick to their convictions. For Bridges, the high demand for nurses meant she could refuse the shot without sacrificing financial security. On the same day she was fired by Methodist, she started training for her next job at a private nursing company that has no vaccine mandate. Nurse Katie Yarber also found a job after leaving Houston Methodist but only after going 12 weeks without a paycheck and depleting "a big chunk" of her savings. Still, she said she does not regret her decision to depart after 14 years of service. Yarber, 35, said she would not get the vaccine because of her religious convictions, a stance that the hospital rejected. She is also wary of possible long-term side effects. "I kind of felt like it was a slap in my face," said Yarber, who began working at the hospital as a medical records clerk before earning a nursing degree. "I went to work, I did my job, I did it with a smile. I was a really good employee." Yarber, who said she has already had COVID, is now a work-from-home nurse case manager. She had a brief stint at Texas Children's Hospital but that ended when it too required vaccinations. Euart is one of about 175 workers dismissed last Monday after refusing vaccinations at Novant Health, a North Carolina hospital network. She is now considering a new career. With 24 years as a patient services coordinator, Euart, 56, had planned to retire from Novant, but is now exploring opening a dessert restaurant and sweet shop. After battling cancer since 2008, she felt the risk of a vaccine was greater than COVID, which four of her family members have had. "I needed the job, but I didn't think that my job was worth my life," she said. A Novant spokeswoman said on Tuesday that 99% of its more than 35,000 employees have been vaccinated against coronavirus. Nationally, more than 77% of adults have received at least one vaccine dose, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The country's COVID death toll has surpassed 700,000, according to a Reuters tally. In upstate New York, Andrew Kurtyko said he is ready to be fired from his $90,000 nursing job at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston for refusing the shot. He knows he could earn more by working as a "travel nurse," taking temporary jobs around the country. "Certainly with my years of experience, I'm pretty marketable," said Kurtyko, 47, a divorced father of a college student who has a mortgage to pay. Like some other medical workers, Kurtyko questions the efficacy and safety of the vaccines. He is also seeking a religious exemption from the Catholic Hospital. If he is denied, he expects to lose his job on Oct. 12. Bob Nevens, 47, Houston Methodist's top risk manager for 10 years, also prefers to take his chances with COVID over a vaccine. As a consequence, he became one of the country's first workplace mandate casualties in April. Besides a lack of long-term data, Nevens said he refused Methodist's mandate because it did not acknowledge "natural immunity" for those who had already contracted COVID and because vaccine manufacturers are shielded from liability. He said he was not worried about money. "Financially, I'm fine," he said. "Mentally, it's exhausting, because I didn't want to make that decision. I had planned on retiring from Houston Methodist." (Reporting by Peter Szekely and Barbara Goldberg in New York; Editing by Frank McGurty and Daniel Wallis)
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  49. "How it started": 9/30/21: “Aussie local premier warns: ‘Life for the unvaccinated will be very difficult indefinitely” How it's going": 10/1/21: Australia’s NSW State Premier Resigns After Corruption Watchdog Launches Probe” Major Patriot on Gab: '' - Gab Social GAB.COM Major Patriot on Gab: 'Wow. This happened today.'
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