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  1. ‘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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. NOT "because of Covid", instead because of compelled interventions. Because of - the anti-science, unnecessary, sacrificial, one size for all, policy of lockdowns etc. thrust on everyone in a supposed causation from Covid. What's human-constructed (or -forced) did not 'have to be'. What's metaphysical, a virus, "had to be". I was considering if there isn't some detectable Categorical Imperative behind 1. universal lockdowns and 2. universal vaccinations. A universal law. *Act only according to that maxim by which you can also will that it become a universal law*. I.Kant From one to all. Isn't that maxim what we see going on?
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  5. Actually, some of us - I'm one - can, and I did, have alarm bells ringing loudly immediately upon reading a description of how these mRNA experimental "jabs" (not, properly speaking, vaccines) work. I'd no more willingly comply with the experiment than take up juggling with lit sticks of dynamite for a hobby. The way things are going with results, my immediate "no way, short of at gun point" reaction looks more and more justified. And we haven’t gotten to long-term damage yet, or to what's being done to fetal development. There have been a good number of miscarriages. What will be the results for pregnancies brought to term…?? I think it is terrible to give the mRNA jabs to children. Reckless endangerment of the child's future development. The situation is nothing like protecting a child from deadly or crippling diseases. I'm no way opposed to vaccines against polio, smallpox, rubella, diphtheria…. I had polio, before there was a vaccine. Would that there had been a vaccine and I'd gotten it. I'd have been spared life-long physical troubles which are worsening (post polio). I am not an anti-vaxxer. But: I think that these mRNA things are proving to be a medical catastrophe - along with being a statist's bonanza. Regarding the latter - Tony, I think that you've been doing a really good job of spelling out the difference between rational self-interest and service to the collective. Bravo. Ellen
    3 points
  6. I'm a capitalist I like products from companies when they are liable for defects or negligence. I like medical products that are proven safe, not proclaimed. I'd throw all that out of the window if I were afraid fro my life.
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  7. Very well stated my man!!!!!
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. —- 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  18. 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
    2 points
  19. 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
    2 points
  20. 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
    2 points
  21. 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
    2 points
  22. 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
    2 points
  23. These fucks ever stick their hand in a hornet’s nest?
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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Was just about to watch this, myself...
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  27. 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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  28. 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
    2 points
  29. 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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  30. Peter, Yes, waiting to see the facts--especially the relevant ones that have not yet been made public--is the best policy. If the 2020 election is not fixed with a system of voting integrity, it's almost certain that 2024 will be stolen. Besides, I'm going to post what I'm going to post. Why do you want me to post to your liking, even if it means I betray my own mind? I would never tell you to do that. Michael
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  31. MS, I watched it and it was a very good interview. I'm going to say some negative things about Bidinotto below, but in terms of the interview itself, I think all three of you came off shining. It was a wonderfully upbeat interview. Now for the dirt. I like Bidinotto as an action story writer much more than as a person involved in the Objectivist subcommunity. In your interview, there was not even a glimpse of his nasty petty side that comes from decades of hardening of the categories. I, myself, no longer communicate with him. Not because I don't want to. But because he has banned me from commenting on his Facebook page. (btw - I was never as nasty to him as he has been to me. In fact, I don't ever recall being nasty to him at all. I used to think we were friends, but I think he only tolerated me over the years because I was close to Barbara Branden.) The break came when we disagreed over Trump during the 2016 election. His view was that Trump was the greatest threat to mankind that ever existed and was a moral sewer at best. I tried to talk about this rationally with him back then (mentioning things like the character of heartland Americans, Trump did not make his money from war, instead he was a producer, and so on), but he didn't want any part of it. His hatred was way too great. He then started to write about me, saying I was unprincipled--a charge he has repeated--and it was unbelievable that such unprincipled people were among those who liked Ayn Rand, yada yada yada. Trump won and he then had to temper his views on Trump since a lot of his fiction audience loved Trump. Nowadays, he admits Trump did a lot of good things, but for him, of course they were for all the wrong reasons. And, of course again, when he believes he will not offend his fiction audience, he takes swipes at Trump. (if you ever get the inclination, your can read all this going through his Facebook account.) In his interview with you guys, he did not mention why he left being the editor of The New Individualist published by The Atlas Society. He was fired. The reason was that at the end of 2007, he released an issue with a horrible denigration of Ron Paul on the cover. Don't forget, this was in the context of America electing first term Obama. Freedom lovers in general in the Randian orbit were appalled (with some exceptions, of course), including, I suspect, TAS donors. The article was entitled "The Abominable Dr. Paul" and was written by Stephen Green. But the cover was produced by Bidinotto and he's the one who hired the article. Talk about an article and cover of a magazine that did not age well... Don't think only ARI likes to rewrite history in the Objectivist subculture. I had to spend over an hour searching the Internet for that picture, and I have above average search skills. Even so, I was only able to get a small low pixel picture. The thing has been scrubbed from the Internet. I couldn't even find it on The Wayback Machine using several different URLs. Oddly enough, being fired from The New Individualist was probably the best thing that ever happened to Bidinotto. I think he felt too humiliated to try to find another place within the Objectivist subcommunity, so he went after an old dream and wrote his first action novel. And it was deservedly successful. Hunter is a good book, Not great, but good. Ditto for the rest of his Hunter series. I, for one, love it that he has created characters that resonate with a much larger audience than he ever had in the Objectivist subcommunity. Also, to his credit, he is extremely generous with advice for self-publishing. And he has a lot of great advice about it on his sites. Nowadays he smiles. He never used to. I think part of his disdain for me is that I used to be an alcoholic, then a crack addict and wrote a lot about how I came out of that. Bidinotto's approach to life does not have much space for redemption. He luvs him some contempt and I honestly think he gets jollies when he contemplates punishing others in the name of justice. But that kind of personality is perfect for a writer of vigilante or Avenging Angel stories. Note. I am in favor of punishing bad guys. I just live on a different emotional plane than he does. I don't get pleasure (not much, anyway ) from punishing others and I don't like to wallow in resentment and anger and hatred. He has made a career out of it. Er... That was catty. In my defense, what I felt inside was on the level of quip, not a putdown to humiliate. I am honestly pleased that he is successful. I used to say I was proud of him. I guess I still am. He's a producer and I admire that. He found his niche. He loves what he does. How many people can say that about themselves in life? As an aside, I think I met Bidinotto back in the early 70's, but I'm not sure. I used to go to see Ayn Rand at The Ford Hall Forum in Boston when I was at BU. (I only did two.) Bidinotto mentioned he did, too. I remember young people among the crowd outside hawking literature (mostly mimeographed). I tried to talk to a few of them, but some of them were really obnoxious and, besides, I wanted to see Rand, not them. So I didn't stick around to get to know them. I suspect Bidinotto was somewhere among them at the time. Maybe not... As another aside, I have a small quibble about his self-characterization as a thriller writer. The way I learned it, the difference between an action story and a thriller, at least as concerns modern genre fiction, is that in an action story, the hero mostly goes out and chases down the bad guys. In a thriller, the hero mostly runs from the bad guys, and usually because he doesn't even know who the bad guys are in the beginning. Anywho, enough about Bidinotto. He has a Corner of Insight here on OL from the older Barbara days, but I am almost certain he will never want to post there again. Michael
    2 points
  32. If there's any whiff of a positive PCR, the infection is reported as Covid. Same issue with the missing influenza deaths. And keep in mind that the PCR produces loads of false positives (and that the death count is overstated by a factor of maybe a couple hundred percent - i.e., that it's about a third of what’s reported). Ellen
    2 points
  33. Quotes from the Florida's new Surgeon General, Dr. Jospeh Ladapo, appointed by Gov. Desantis: “Florida will completely reject fear as a way of making policies in public health. So we're done with fear,” Ladapo said. "That's been something that's been, unfortunately, a centerpiece of health policy in the United States ever since the beginning of the pandemic and it's over here. Expiration date. It's done." “Vaccines are up to the person. There's nothing special about them compared to any other preventive measure,” he said. “The state should be promoting good health, and vaccination isn't the only path to that. It's been treated almost like a religion. It's just senseless. There's lots of good pathways to health.” He said in addition to vaccines, people should be encouraged to lose weight, exercise more and eat healthier. New Florida surgeon general on COVID: ‘We’re done with fear’ WWW.NEWS4JAX.COM A UCLA doctor and health policy researcher will become Florida's next surgeon general.
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  34. William, If true (and who knows being that this is from CNN and Woodward?), I only have one question. Dan Quayle? Dayaamm! Direct quote of Quayle talking to Pence from the article, presumably quoting from Woodward's book, Peril: In other words: Sit down. Shut up. And listen to your betters. That way you can keep your seat at the government banquet table. That sums up Quayle's entire career. And Pence thought this was wisdom, so he did it, too. (Instead of balance of power, he accepted the premise that he had no power.) Imagine if the Founding Fathers had thought like that. We would still be under English rule. Michael
    2 points
  35. Someone mentioned, what would ...
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  36. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/ouch-richard-ebright-15-top-scientists-eviscerate-fauci-daszak-lancet-medical-journal/ Quote follows…. The world‘s leading medical journal The Lancet has now published an article explicitly condemning the letter organized by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Peter Daszak of the EcoHealth Alliance, Jeremy Farrar of the Wellcome Trust, and others. … "there is no direct support for the natural origin of SARS-CoV-2, and a laboratory-related accident is plausible. There is so far no scientifically validated evidence that directly supports a natural origin.” … A lab leak origin of the pandemic is “plausible”, the authors find: “Some unusual features of the SARS-CoV-2 genome sequence suggest that they may have resulted from genetic engineering.” Ebright and collegaues also skewered Fauci’s stooges for placing “unity” and their political agenda over critical evaluation and science: End quote. WOW! Could this possibly be a harbinger of some scientific and medical honesty getting into the professional sources? Ellen
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  37. William, Read it better. That's not the oligarchy. That's not even close to the oligarchy or what the oligarchy wants. In case it's not obvious to you, the oligarchy wants to shut down the audit. They've only been saying that to everybody and their families, including shouting it to the four winds since the audit got serious. But I realize you are busy and may have missed this, so now you are informed. But if the oligarchy is somehow involved, their next task will be to do what they do best, that is corrupt or blackmail Shaddeg. I looked into Shadegg (more about him below). I find this possibility remote. Possible, but really remote. And granted, this issue is not over until it's over, but this go around doesn't look good for the election fraudsters. If it were a football game, it would be like getting the two minute warning with a score of 68 to 3. Just to be clear, the fraudsters have the 3 points. Money talks and bullshit walks In my view, this agreement is one more validation of the adage: Money talks and bullshit walks. The county was about to lose a crapload of money. So it caved. And since the county caved big-time, the Shaddeg Special Master provision was put in for face-saving more than anything else. It provides an out for some of the rationalizations they gave for not complying with the Senate subpoenas at the time. (That nonsense about exposing law enforcement info, etc.) Notice that Shaddeg will hire his own team. So this arrangement will go beyond him regardless. The bad guys can corrupt a team member or more, but Shadegg can also hire people friendly to CyberNinjas if he likes. He has sole discretion. In the way this will play out, I expect to see leaks and possibly some resistance here and there (I bet Shaddeg--or those hired by him--is getting offered a pretty penny from those about to go to jail ), but I don't expect to see the gross fraud that occurred in the 2020 election. Shaddeg doesn't have to submit a report, but he does have to put his name to the answers he provides to the Senate and counsel backstage. My first impression of John Shadegg I looked him up. He seems to be an old conservative hard-ass with a squish. Granted, he supported McCain and Romney, but hell, back during the elections, so did I (with misgivings, but I did). He was involved with the Tea Party starting back in 2009. And, from everything I have seen so far, he left politics about a decade ago by choice. Was it because of migrating to a money-lined sinecure or was it because he was disgusted? He says he was disgusted. Maybe. But I wasn't up to spending hours digging into his life after politics to verify. Shadegg came down on the right side of the main issues (i.e., the Trump side) during Trump's first term of office, but he sometimes added typical non-damaging admissions (he thought Trump went overboard with aggressiveness at times, or Trump did some things that were ill advised, etc.--I didn't see him say anything about the following on my quick scan, but from the image I've gotten of him, I bet he complained lightly about Trump's tweeting. ) Some on the left are calling him a huge Trump supporter and some on the right are calling him a RINO never-Trumper. I don't think he's either. I saw him on a 2019 Fox video and he seemed to be a reasonable person. To my knowledge, he hasn't been involved as a bad guy in a major scandal and he doesn't appear to want to be. And he seems to have a good strong bullshit meter. Will the dark side corrupt him? After all, the county requested him and will pay his fees. But that doesn't necessarily mean he's a toady to them. The county was backed into a corner as it was close to losing millions. I believe Shadegg came in as a compromise just so the county could save face and, possibly and inadvertently prompt some vulnerability to arise that they could possibly exploit. An attempt to set up a Hail Mary pass, so to speak. Tomorrow, no doubt Bannon will address this. So I will know more about Shadegg then. Michael
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  38. When do you decide to trust someone else over your own judgment? And how do you choose between conflicting voices that you deem more knowledgeable than yourself? What about the health of your doctor? Does that play a factor in your evaluation of his/her expertise? What about principles that you can trust above even professional experience? For myself, I like to hear the conflicting views of experts and 'trust' the ones who make more sense. I find it interesting how many health 'experts' are clearly unhealthy, and I wouldn't trust someone's opinion who can't even take care of themself. As for principles, I think doing something natural is always the safest option. It might not always be optimal, but it can never be that bad. If something unnatural is touted as being optimal, you always have to consider that if there's bad information involved, the reality might be terrible.
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  39. "I've seen no proof of election fraud..." There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 US presidential election, government officials and election experts confirm "According to former attorney general William Barr, the Department of Justice found no evidence of “fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.” Election officials at the Department of Homeland Security said “the November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.” Voter fraud of any type is incredibly rare, reported The Associated Press and Reuters. Officials and experts warned ahead of Election Day that most interference in US elections comes in the form of misinformation campaigns, many of which are intended to create distrust in America's electoral process." https://twitter.com/i/events/1308626736066617344 None so blind... Mark Squilla Staffer Charged in South Philly Voter Fraud Conspiracy Prosecutors say Marie Beren, who is no longer with Squilla's office, used her role as a de facto judge of elections in three South Philly voting divisions to cast fraudulent votes for candidates at all levels of government. Mark Squilla Staffer Charged in South Philly Voter Fraud Conspiracy WWW.PHILLYMAG.COM The feds say Marie Beren cast fake votes for candidates at all levels of government
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  40. TG, They can't get their stories straight. Fear will do that to you. JPMorgan Quietly Offers 6 Crypto Investments Despite CEO Jamie Dimon's Anti-Bitcoin Stance – Finance Bitcoin News NEWS.BITCOIN.COM JPMorgan is now offering six cryptocurrency investment funds to clients despite its CEO, Jamie Dimon, advising against investing in bitcoin. btw - Bitcoin is over $57k right now and I expect it will keep climbing. Michael
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  41. TG, Seeing Rick Wilson livid is always a good thing. He's the guy being considered at MSNBC to replace Rachel Maddow. btw - Maddow wants to "spend more time with her family." Translated, that means she's getting out of Dodge before the shit she helped feed to the fan hits for real. (Similar to Jon Stewart retiring a few years ago due to Obama's bait and switch.) Michael
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  42. That's the great thing about computers, you have to start from first principles.... there's no way around it.
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  43. 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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  44. The connection dawned on me when I awoke after a bit of a nap - things getting around…a virus spreading. Sigh. I was merely being delighted at the thought that a UK blogger's article was referenced by a South African OL member and then, via another OL member, provided some useful information to a Connecticut Congressman trying to forestall continuance of Governor Lamont's Covid mandates. That I inadvertently reminded someone of Carol's snide….. Posting is dangerous. Ellen
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  45. TG Here you go: Michael btw - If you want to know how to do that like I do, and do it really fast, here is my process. 1. Install Irfanview. It's free, fast as hell and rocks. 2. Find the image on the Internet you want to put in an OL post. Right click on it and select "copy image." (If the image is on your hard drive, copy it the way you normally do.) 3. Open Irfanview and paste image. (Click on the blank canvas and paste.) 4. In Irfanview, use the menu: Image --> Resize/Resample. 5. When the small popup called "Resize/Resample image" opens, select "Inches" and "Preserve aspect ratio (proportional)" and "Apply sharpen after Resample." Then in the "Width" field, enter 5. That will be 5 inches. (That works really well as a uniform size for OL. At least that's what I use. And it really helps when the original image is 25 inches or so.) Click OK. 6. With the image resized, select it (Crtl a) then copy (Crtl c). 7. Paste in OL post. This will put the image on OL's server and there will be no metadata or bug-uglies in the metadata in the image. This mean the image will not be deleted if a tweet is deleted on Twitter (or image originally from another site is deleted on that site). That is why you sometimes see me post a tweet with an image in it, then post the image by itself under the tweet. If Twitter deletes the tweet, I still have the image in the post and on OL the OL server. Note: Once you have selected inches and the other items I mentioned for the little popup called "Resize/Resample image," instead of going the menu route (Image --> Resize/Resample), you can simply hit Crtl r. Not only will the popup appear, the "Width" field will be highlighted. Then type 5 and click OK. Once you get the hang of this, it goes really fast. I probably should write this up or make a video and put it in the OL Corner Office.
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  46. Probably none, with so many live stupid libtards who needs dead ones…
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  47. Not only are the videos coming out, even the New York Times is admitting there were Feds undercover. The problem is that there are tons of messages between the undercover people and their handlers that are coming to light and there is no way to deny this anymore. Here is Steve Bannon and his people having a ball about this. FBI Informant And Antifa Invited To Jan 6 Insurrection To Take Trump Out RUMBLE.COM FBI Informant And Antifa Invited To Jan 6 Insurrection To Take Trump Out and Fed Law Enforcement Had Far Greater Visibility Of Jan. 6 Events Even As It Was Underway RUMBLE.COM Fed Law Enforcement Had Far Greater Visibility Of Jan. 6 Events Even As It Was Underway Also, Darren Beatie of Revolver (featured in the videos above) has been the FBI's worst nightmare on exposing their set-ups of MAGA people. He's the guy who broke the story about 12 federal undercover agents setting up 6 dopes to kidnap Michigan's Governor Gretchen Whitmer so the media could have a story about how dangerous MAGA people are. Here is a typical recent article by Beatie on Pelosi's U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. Decision By January 6th Commission to Ignore Oath Keeper Stewart Rhodes Just Unmasked Their Entire Investigation - Revolver WWW.REVOLVER.NEWS The January 6th Commission, led by rabid DHS-loving Mississippi race pimp Bennie Thompson, is strangely disinterested in Stewart Rhodes. The gist is that for the January 6th thing at the Capitol, a group called The Oath Keepers has been targeted by almost everyone in the mainstream press and the "narrative control" people as the most important group in causing insurrection. The group has certainly been targeted by Federal law enforcement for that event. Except for one person: the fucking leader, Steward Rhodes. He has been walled off by the government itself against DoJ surveillance, against lawsuits, against arrest, against everything. Let that sink in. The leader of the OATH KEEPERS is being given all kinds of special privilege's by the Pelosi's January 6th Commission. Look at the article and you will see how deep this Federal rots goes. Here is the end of the article, which I particularly like: Incidentally, here is Beatie's earlier article from June on Rhodes. Federal Protection of “Oath Keepers” Kingpin Stewart Rhodes Breaks The Entire Capitol “Insurrection” Lie Wide Open - Revolver WWW.REVOLVER.NEWS Is the FBI protecting “Oath Keeper” kingpin Stewart Rhodes from federal charges because he's one of theirs? Did Rhodes entrap his people? Michael
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  48. Objectively speaking, the choice is clearly an ethical one - your rational self-interest. One knows the facts, or everyone should from online - who is most or slightly vulnerable, and whom the infection leaves totally untouched - and make informed choices from there, by one's "value hierarchy" (here, health risk/benefit): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/investigations-discovery/hospitalization-death-by-age.html The worst part is seeing the governments pressuring vaccinations on those in the population who, the bulk of, are completely healthy and don't need it. This is altruistic sacrifice- we will make you do good for everyone's good. You are too dumb to know what you need. Then 'capitalist' businesses and corporations, some voluntarily jumping on the Woke bandwagon, some being forced, to intimidate employees into vaccinating, acting as agents and stooges for the Gvt. Why children must be involved, and their parents comply, not for their kids' own health safety but for the broad, 'communal' safety - to cut the spread - placing them at unknown future risk by vaccination when 99.99 of children will shrug off infections at near zero risk (and gain natural immunity) - is a sign of things to come. Our individual rights and freedoms are being willingly sacrificed by fellow citizens and government using vaccinations as justification. I am all for vaccines, in case it needs saying. But. The Objective "good": For whom? For what purpose?
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  49. A salute to our Founding Fathers. This is what the doctrine of checks and balances looks like in practice: DeSantis Moves To Buy Antibody Treatments Directly From Manufacturer After Biden Tightens Grip On Supply | The Daily Wire WWW.DAILYWIRE.COM Basically, DeSantis will sidestep federal involvement (which Biden & Co. are abusing) and buy monoclonal antibody medicine directly from the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline. Expect lawsuits, but essentially Biden & Co. will not be able to kill Floridians through deprivation of the medicine they are using as a reaction to a difference in politics. Lawsuits that will go nowhere and squawking. That's all they've got. There is nothing more they can legally do about this. The powers are divided. Right on, Founding Fathers... Michael
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