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  1. tmj, Why not tell us what you mean? If you refer to the word “vaccinated,” I agree that the FDA/CDC use of the word is deceptive.
  2. ARI event staff will be vaccinated, attendees must either be vaccinated or tested before and during event. The following is from an email sent by ARI. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Masks No one will be required to wear a mask at the conference but of course, anyone is welcome to do so. Proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test result (a requirement that will be waived with proof of vaccination). We are requiring that all attendees bring proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of checking in person for the conference. We also are requiring that attendees take a second test for COVID-19 during the conference, 48 to 72 hours after check-in. We will provide this second test free of charge to attendees, but anyone who tests positive will have to self-isolate in accordance with the hotel’s (and any applicable governmental) procedures. These two testing requirements will be waived, however, for any attendee who provides proof of having been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You may bring proof of vaccination with you when you register in person. But to make the registration process as easy and quick as possible, you can upload your proof of vaccination here via our secure website. Your information will be stored in a private, secure server. Regrettably, anyone who cannot provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours (and who has not had this requirement waived by providing proof of vaccination), will not be permitted to attend the conference in person. If you foresee this to be your situation, please contact us. Signed liability waiver We are requiring that all attendees sign a liability waiver when registering in person at the conference. For your reference, here is a link to the form that you will be required to sign. ARI employees ARI staff working at OCON will be required to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Everyone at high risk for complications from COVID-19 is strongly encouraged to stay home and attend the conference virtually. Everyone for whom reason exists to think that if they contract COVID-19, the illness will be severe, is strongly encouraged to stay home. This includes but is not limited to individuals who are unvaccinated and aged 65 or over, and individuals with compromised immune systems. Please contact us if you have paid the registration fee but for health reasons now wish to stay home. All attendees should carefully weigh the fact that Austin is currently a COVID-19 hotspot. The fact that Austin is currently a COVID-19 hotspot has implications that are worth considering. Here are two of the most important ones. First, if you plan to go out in Austin to restaurants, bars, or other public venues, you should assume that you will be exposed to the virus. Even if you are fully vaccinated, this does not guarantee that you will not contract COVID-19, or that if you do contract COVID-19 you will be symptom-free, or that if you do contract COVID-19 you will not require hospitalization. Second, various news outlets are reporting that Intensive Care Units in the Austin area are operating at or near capacity, and if you require ICU-level treatment for COVID-19, you should assume that it may be unavailable. And of course, this also holds true should you require ICU-level treatment for a non-COVID-19-related condition or disease. If you decide to join us at OCON, know that we are planning a great, inspiring conference packed with great content and activities. -----------------------------------------------------------------
  3. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra fires flutist who spread conspiracy theories Quoting the article: A flutist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra who was publicly rebuked for her conspiracy-laden social media posts has been fired from the prestigious group. Emily Skala, whose posts on COVID-19 and November’s presidential election led the orchestra to distance itself from her in February, was terminated as its principal flutist Tuesday in accordance with its “progressive discipline policy,” the Baltimore Sun reported. ... Skala had previously claimed on Facebook that the coronavirus was “created in a lab” at the University of North Carolina before being sold to another laboratory in Wuhan, the Sun reported, adding that some of her other posts were flagged by Facebook for misinformation. see also She also pushed theories of election fraud, but has denied being a “conspiracy theorist” despite her belief that President Biden was not the authentic winner of November’s election.
  4. I updated the article and removed the question-mark from its title. The last of Barney's schools closes August 1st.
  5. Will have to look into any Eskimo / B.C. First Nation People distinction. I don’t know the point of the yellow highlight. The lymphatic system does drain into the blood circulatory system. The creep Scherk quotes calls Laura-Lynn Thompson’s show a “conspiracy show.” That’s the way intelligent people are put down these days. Again, here are links to the best parts of the two shows: April June
  6. Dr. Charles Hoffe, of British Columbia, Canada, has – or had – a large Eskimo clientele, now called First Nation People. It seems that non-whites are more susceptible to harm from the vaccines; in other words, their reaction is exaggerated. The point is that there is something to exaggerate. I abridged these videos to save people time viewing them. They need to be viewed in order: April June
  7. Another in my series of intelligently abridged videos about the Covid vaccines by other people: The regulatory mess and the suppression of adverse events It features Brett Weinstein, Robert Malone, and Steve Kirsch.
  8. 2020: A Propaganda Masterpiece — video interview of Mark Crispin Miller, professor of Media Studies at New York University (abridged). The abridgement makes the video more persuasive as well as shorter. Sometimes less is more.
  9. I don’t know what state Peter lives in but the governor / Führer of mine ended it June 1st. “The VA is continuing to protect our veterans.” The point some here are trying make is that, statistically speaking at least, the vaccine is harming your veterans. “I had no Reaction at all to the first [shot/jab] and have not heard of anyone else who did...and you know how small towns are for gossip.” My experience differs from caroljane’s. Though I have heard some people had no reaction, others got from mildly sick to very sick. Nobody I know of has died and I haven’t been able to follow what happened to those who got very sick. But his isn’t the time for such stories. Nobody is saying, “Get a shot and drop dead.” It's a question of statistics and risk. The risk of Covid is trivial, the risk of a serious reaction to the vaccine is not. Again, read the easy to read article "Should you get vaccinated?” by Steve Kirsch.
  10. "... how does one get hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin if one gets sick?" The magic word is “telemedicine.” For example, Dr. Shelley Cole, M.D. I used her to get a prescription for Ivermectin. She charged me only $45 or $50 for the phone call up front (I forget which it was). Her secretary will have you fill out three forms. She can also give you a prescription for HCQ. (You can get Zinc at any drugstore.) Her phone number is on her website. (PSST ... Actually I did this for someone else so that would have immediate treatment on hand. They were making noises about how they might get vaccinated and I wanted them to have the treatment option to help persuade them not to.)
  11. We are talking about the experimental Covid-19 mRNA vaccine, not “other vaccines.” The Covid vaccine is much more dangerous than any other vaccine. Hence the “powers that be” must use fallacious arguments, like the prove-anything-with-statistics line you repeated, to try to convince the deplorables to submit to the needle. Dr. Peter McCullough interviewed by Reiner Fuelmich (video) June 11, 2021 (abridged)
  12. What a stupid argument! Of all people diagnosed with Covid, 0,8% of those vaccinated died, and 99.2% lived, therefore the vaccine caused the vaccinated to live rather than die (or to be generous, most of them). It’s a glaring non sequitur. The fact is, with or without the vaccine practically everyone lives. You could just as well argue from the given statistic that the vaccine caused 0.8% of those vaccinated to die. But of course it doesn’t prove that either. In fact the vaccine is very dangerous. See Should you get vaccinated? by Steve Kirsch, May 25, 2021 Steve Kirsch invented the optical mouse. He is Executive Director of the COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund, which he set up. See also the paper, updated now and then, by Steve Kirsch and Robert Malone, inventor of the mRNA technology: Vaccine safety evidence Updated June 27, 2021 And the blog of Dr. Meryl Nass. Mark
  13. A Composer Condemns Arson, Now he’s Out in the Cold Until last year, Daniel Elder ... had a promising career ahead of him. ...
  14. The Forever Virus by Dr. Meryl Nass (June 9, 2021) Foreign Affairs is the establishment's journal. Today it is being used for the purpose of cementing in place one false narrative after the other about Covid, while making the (seemingly humanitarian) case for spending lots more money for the US and world response to Covid. And they make sure to push the threat of future pandemics. Why did I read this article? Because two of the people in my cast of Covid conspirators (see 9 blog posts written starting June 3) are co-authors. What are their themes? [There are five:] First, Americans should not relax about Covid. (Ignore that man behind the curtain at the NYT telling us that there are fewer new US cases and deaths than at any time since March of 2020.) Covid will never leave the planet, so get used to it (although SARS-1 disappeared, which they don't mention). Worry about variants. Herd immunity is a myth. Second, we need to strengthen all the things that in fact turned out to be useless measures during the pandemic, and keep doing them but on an even larger scale. Third, zero Covid is a myth, because animal reservoirs exist, so even: ... if every human on the planet were vaccinated tomorrow, SARS-CoV-2 would still live on in multiple animal species, including monkeys, cats, and deer. Yet, they also say the US should try to achieve zero Covid. (Internal consistency is not this article's strong point.) Fourth, even though in one part of the article (see below) the authors deny meaningful immunity in the recovered, an another part they acknowledge that prior infection does give immunity, negating the need for vaccination: As of May, barely half of the country was fully immunized. Even allowing for those with natural immunity from prior infection, that leaves about 125 million Americans susceptible to COVID-19. Fifth, wouldn't you know it, they want newer and more vaccines. Everyone should be grateful for the remarkable vaccines that won the race to be first. But the United States and other wealthy countries must nonetheless invest in the next generation of COVID-19 vaccines. Who are these authors? Ian Lipkin, MD, is a coauthor of the Nature Medicine Correspondence that we now know Fauci, Farrar and Collins ushered into being, to use "science" to enforce the natural origins theory. Except that paper was an illogical load of hogwash. I said the paper was so bad that there must have been a hidden hand behind its creation when interviewed in the movie Pandemic 2: Indoctornation. Lipkin was happy to sign on to the illogical Nature Medicine article, and seems equally happy to sign on to this article, despite its internal contradictions. Rick Bright, the former head of BARDA, who conspired with the FDA to prevent the use of hydroxychloroquine against Covid in the US, is another author. He had the temerity to brag about it, after Trump fired him. He probably knew Jeremy Farrar (a co-conspirator on the Nature Medicine article with Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins) from Vietnam, where both had previously worked. Then Farrar and Bright went home and got jobs doling out huge pots of money. Bright had a $1.5 billion dollar budget as head of BARDA (aka Biodefense's NIAID), and Jeremy Farrar, MD, as head of the Wellcome Trust, probably doled out a similar amount yearly. And now, Bright works as a Senior VP at the Rockefeller Foundation, doling out yet more pots of money. Both Jeremy Farrar and Rick Bright played key roles in suppressing the chloroquine drugs for use against Covid. And now Bright has coauthored this with Ian Lipkin, one of the people Fauci, Farrar and Collins brought in to coauthor the bogus article in Nature Medicine to "prove" the natural origin of SARS-CoV-2. And this article suppresses drug treatments by claiming they were shown to be ineffective. Larry Brilliant, MD is another author of this article. He too is a guy who had jobs giving out lots of money. He was the founding director of, Google's charitable foundation, then President of the Skoll Foundation. He has led an interesting life, going from doctor to spiritual seeker in India with Baba Ram Das to high tech entrepreneur and philanthropist. Why are they writing this? 1. To plant the narrative that Covid is not going away. Continue being fearful. 2. To continue to suppress the use of hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and other "repurposed" drugs that are in fact highly effective against Covid. 3. To push the myth that immunity after infection is NOT reliable: The pandemic is in many ways a story of magical thinking... governments imagined... that existing drugs could be repurposed to mitigate the disease, and that natural infection would result in durable immunity—all assumptions that proved wrong. 4. To legitimize and get more money for the public health establishment: The international system for responding to pandemics must also be repaired. As the current crisis has laid bare, that system is dangerously underfunded, slow, and vulnerable to political interference. In a time of rising nationalism, countries need to find a way to work together to reform the global public health institutions that will be responsible for waging this long fight against COVID-19. These bodies must be protected and empowered so that they can work faster than they have. 5. To repeat the Daszak/Fauci meme that humans need to change the way we live, while their argument falls apart when you admit the virus came from a lab and not bat soup: Sustaining our way of life thus requires deep changes in the way we interact with the natural world ... Why do I keep talking about the narratives spun by the co-conspirators I name? Because they have all been reading off the same script. I think the plan is to use these narratives to drive big changes in our way of life. They have done so successfully for the past 15 months. Before we let these malefactors drive us over a cliff, their stories need to be carefully analyzed. LARRY BRILLIANT is an epidemiologist, CEO of Pandefense Advisory, a firm that helps organizations respond to COVID-19, and Senior Counselor at the Skoll Foundation. LISA DANZIG is an infectious disease physician, a vaccine expert, and an Adviser at Pandefense Advisory. KAREN OPPENHEIMER is a global health strategy and operations adviser and a Principal at Pandefense Advisory. AGASTYA MONDAL is a doctoral student in epidemiology and computational biology at the University of California, Berkeley. RICK BRIGHT is Senior Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Preparedness and Response. W. IAN LIPKIN is Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity and John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University, Founding Director of the Global Alliance for Preventing Pandemics, and an Adviser at Pandefense Advisory.
  15. MS, Where did you get the photo of Valliant, the one with his hands in front of him? It looks like something by Don Martin in MAD Magazine back in the day. The interview is valuable at least for some of Valliant's recoollections, for example about Rotherbard telling him he made up up stories about Rand.
  16. Thanks, turkeyfoot, I fixed the link. The abridgement is better than the original. The same information in a shorter time and you don't see and hear Carlson's more obnxoius moments.
  17. Those beholden to government push vaccination and ignore effective treatment, even outlaw it. An interesting interview: Dr. Peter McCullough on Tucker Carlson Today May 7, 2021 (abridged to half an hour). About Dr. McCullough: LinkedIn.
  18. Two more motions were recently added to those the Antitwister program can display and, if memory serves, two more before those but after the date of the last post above. (The new motions aren’t listed on the linked-to webpage; I didn’t want the advertising to be over-detailed.) This program teaches you to visualize 3D rotations. I imagine it as a “plaything of Krell children” – a reference to the old science fiction movie Forbidden Planet (1956).
  19. CJ begins by mocking my not watching the video. It’s true of course that if I were going to review the video I’d have to watch it. But I think I’m entitled to make a few remarks based on the blurb. I have more fun things to do than listen to that pompous so-and-so. Amesh. Then CJ claims I have something against capitalistic innovation because I ridiculed ARI for promoting the Make-You- a-GMO vaccines as such an innovation. A hilarious non sequitur. The point is that the Make-You- a-GMO vaccines may be as valuable an innovation as cyanide for a cold.
  20. Today, 19 May 2021, from the Ayn Rand Institute’s New Ideal Live: “The Pandemic in the US and Around the World: An Interview with Amesh Adalja” Blurb: “The US has made remarkable progress in vaccinating a large percentage of the population. However, vaccine hesitancy seems to be on the rise, and there’s a dramatic surge of Covid cases around the world. What is driving all of this? Join Agustina Vergara Cid as she interviews Amesha Adalja, a well-known expert on pandemic preparedness, on these issues and more.” I haven’t watched the video and don’t plan to; reading the blurb was enough to turn me away. “Number of cases,” whatever it is, cannot by itself be a scary number. The only scary number is the number of people permanently injured or killed. And you can divide the latter people into those who were already infirm (very elderly, or had a serious disease, or did not take care of their health, e.g. obese or vitamin D deficient) and those who were not infirm. Cal them the healthy group and the unhealthy group. The “healthy number” has always been small. And though it’s hard to tell from the mainstream news, the “unhealthy number” seems to have fallen, perhaps due to better treatment. Judging from Amesh’s past pronouncements, he doesn’t admit that excellent (and inexpensive) treatments for Covid exist. Since such treatments do exist, there is no reason to risk taking an experimental vaccine. “Experimental” is an adjective these vaccine promoters never use. The people at the Ayn Rand Institute have been pushing the non-Russian vaccines in other ways besides this video. It takes the form: “Isn’t capitalistic innovation wonderful?” Added: If Amesh is worried about number of cases, some people claim that vaccination causes people to spread the virus. This claim is based on leaked Pfizer memos but it isn’t clear how severe and long lasting the problem is.
  21. What really “did it” for me was Trump’s end-of-presidency pardons, many of them deserving of hate. Then there was his ineffectual attempt at preventing, and then at exposing, election fraud. He was no genius there, not even cagey. And as Ellen mentioned, there is the “insurrection” set up and the vaccine business. When you evaluate someone it needn’t be all or nothing . If Trump is the best in the field, even the best of a bad lot, you can support him and still be aware of his flaws.
  22. Indeed, and what's going on with his endorsement of Elise Stefanik, who supports cheap labor immigration?
  23. tmj, That guy thinks that if you inject a liquid into a muscle it won't get into the bloodstream. It isn't true. Blood goes everywhere, it has to in order to provide nourishment and take away exhaust. If a coral snake (red touch yellow, kill a fellow) bites you, you're in trouble no matter where it bit. I mention this in the article's comment section.