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It’s Time To Purge The “Experts”, by Wesley Smith

How about that, experts make mistakes and are subject to the same biases and psychological influences as everyone else. From Wesley Smith at The Epoch Times, via zerohedge.com:

The United States’ military mission in Afghanistan has collapsed in chaos and ignominy. The catastrophe has many parents. But surely “the experts” upon which our leader relied bear much blame.

They were the ones who often failed to comprehend the power of religious belief and the role pride in Islam played in the Taliban’s unyielding commitment to victory. They were the ones who thought we could remake Afghanistan into a western liberal image. They were the ones who failed to comprehend the intractable tribal nature of Afghan society.

To say the least, Afghanistan has vividly exposed the utter stupidity of our vaunted foreign policy and national security experts. Our hapless Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, for example, assured us that Kabul would not fall from “Friday to Monday.” He was right. It fell from Friday to Sunday.

And what are we to make of the vaunted internationalists at the United Nations? After President Biden’s godawful speech signifying nothing, the State Department held a press briefing, during which spokesman Ted Price reiterated an unintentionally hilarious United Nations Security Council statement urging the Taliban government to be “inclusive and representative—including with the full, equal and meaningful participation of women.” I’m sure the barbarians will get right to including women as soon as they are finished raping them.

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The Afghan Adventure and Other Lies From America’s Elite, by Bill Bonner

Bill Bonner keeps asking the question: What else are they lying to us about? There’s a vast array of possibilities. From Bonner at rogueeconomics.com:

The Afghan army wasn’t real. The Afghan Civil Authority was never real. They never collected taxes. There were no courts outside of police robbing people. None of it ever existed… it was just a big jobs program funded by American money, and the moment it looked like the money would go away, everyone went home.

– Former U.S. soldier Graham Platner, interviewed by The Jerusalem Post

POITOU, FRANCE – What a jolly, schadenfreudian week.

The American elite have had their noses rubbed in their most precious delusions and pretensions.

They spent $2.2 trillion, equal to $55,000 for every person in the nation, building a modern, democratic Afghanistan (and coincidentally, enriching themselves).

And now, instead of receiving polite “thank you” notes, they are chased from the country in appalling scenes of disorganization and incompetence.

And this was not just the “military-industrial complex” that president Dwight D. Eisenhower warned against.

If this was a “ship of fools,” the universities, think-tanks, media, liberals, conservatives… Republicans as well as Democrats… do-gooders and world improvers – all were in the first-class cabins.

They imagined that they were bringing the indisputable virtues of the American way of life – with its unlimited fake-dollar spending, Prozac, and transgender bathrooms – to the ancient lands south of the Hindu Kush.

And it was all a fraud, marked by lies and deceit over 20 years.

Meanwhile, the rest of the nation begins to wonder. If the elite could be so wrong for so long about that…

What else are they wrong about? And when will the next appalling collapse occur?

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Scientists Rename Climate Change ‘COVID’ So Americans Will Immediately Give Up All Their Rights To Fight It

From The Babylon Bee:

U.S.—In a clever ploy to fight global warming, scientists have renamed “climate change” to “COVID,” so that Americans will immediately give up all their rights in order to fight the unprecedented phenomenon where weather trends change over time.

“Listen up, guys—we’re not calling it ‘climate change’ anymore,” said climate researcher Dr. Brittany Boyd. “We’re going with ‘COVID,’ which stands for ‘climate oscillation & variation into destruction’—this will ensure people will listen to us and quickly surrender all their liberties to fight climate cha—sorry, I mean, COVID.”

According to Dr. Boyd, studies have shown that if you refer to the coronavirus instead of climate change, Americans who otherwise wouldn’t care about climate science will stumble over themselves to be locked in their homes and give up all rights to their state and federal governments to help out.

“COVID is going to destroy us in less than 12 years,” said Al Gore to a packed house. “We must stop this by purchasing as many of my books as possible, so I can fly to more places to spread the word about COVID.”

All books previously referring to climate change have been destroyed, just as the ones referring to “global warming” were destroyed before them. “There will only be an endless present in which we are always right,” said Boyd.

https://babylonbee.com/news/scientists-rename-climate-change-covid-so-americans-will-immediately-give-up-all-their-rights-to-fight-it

An Open Letter to the Person Who Gave Me the Virus, by Tom Woods

Naturally acquired immunity is the unsung hero of this whole sordid Coranvirus affair. From Tom Woods at lewrockwell.com:

From the Tom Woods Letter:

I have no idea who you are, but our paths almost surely crossed last month in Las Vegas.

Even now I wouldn’t change a thing about that trip, by the way, which was a blast. The existence of the virus, it’s true, made my life a fraction of one percent more dangerous than it was before. But since I don’t have any mental disorders, I hadn’t calibrated my risk tolerance so precisely that such a tiny change would make me radically alter my life.

Naturally if you knew you were sick, you should have stayed home. Of all the advice they’ve given — mask wearing, social distancing, and all the rest — staying home when you’re sick would do by far the most good, yet we hear it urged upon us the least.

At the same time, The Hill reports that you can easily confuse the symptoms of the virus for allergies, so it’s entirely possible not to be aware that you’re contagious. I see no reason to assume bad will on your part.

Every time I leave my house I am taking a risk. We all are. I don’t blame you for the constraints imposed by reality.

If the chance of being struck by lightning increased tenfold tomorrow, this would not affect my behavior in any way. Not being neurotic, I don’t live my life as if the present rate of lightning strikes is precisely as high as I can tolerate.

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After Russiagate, Why WOULDN’T People Be Skeptical About Covid? by Caitlin Johnstone

The US government and its media arm have been lying to us for decades. How many lies do we have to catch them in before it’s okay not to believe them anymore? From Caitlin Johnstone at caitlinjohnstone.com:

You hardly ever hear about Russiagate anymore. The last time it made a blip in the radar was when disgraced Collusion author Luke Harding published a very thinly-sourced story in The Guardian claiming to have proof that Donald Trump was a Kremlin asset, but other mass media outlets barely touched it and it vanished as quickly as it came.

Looking at mainstream news outlets in 2021, you’d hardly know they’d recently spent years hammering the story into public consciousness that Vladimir Putin had infiltrated the highest levels of the US government, day after day after day after day after day.

But they did. Vast fortunes were raked in off the public interest generated by click-friendly stories about the latest BOMBSHELL revelation involving some peripheral member of Trump’s associates perhaps maybe having some kind of contact with a Russian national at some point. Entire careers were built on this.

Then the Mueller investigation invalidated the entire claim by failing to indict a single American for conspiring with the Russian government, and the mass media who’d spent the previous few years bashing everyone in the face with that story just kind of slowly sidled away from it.

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Implementing Geronticide, by Baron Bodissey

Was Covid-19 designed to kill off old people? From Baron Bodissey at gatesofvienna.net:

All Western democracies are welfare states to varying degrees, the most extreme versions being Germany and Sweden. An important component of the welfare state is its care for the aged. In recent decades life expectancy has increased, along with the cost of geriatric medicine. The cost increase is not linear — the last decade of life for those over 75 is, on average, very expensive, and governments are footing the bill.

Back in 2008 I posted about the coming demographic crisis and how various Western governments might decide to cope with it. It was clear that the Baby Boomers — my generation, the proverbial “pig in the python” — would eventually break the system as they entered retirement and became more and more expensive to maintain.

The current demographic debacle was foreseen long ago, all the way back in the 1960s and 1970s. The preferred solution back then was to import immigrants from the fecund Third World, who would become productive citizens, generating the tax revenues that would be crucial to supporting the Boomers in their dotage. In addition, Aisha and Mehmet would be trained to take jobs as nurses and medical technicians to staff the nursing homes that would eventually be bursting at the seams with the Aged of Aquarius.

Alas, the scheme failed to work out as planned: the newcomers tend to consume more in government benefits than they contribute in taxes. Furthermore, their occupational skills haven’t managed to reach the level of the natives they are supplanting, so that providing adequate care for the elderly becomes problematic. If the experience of the National Health Service in the UK is any indication, the on-the-job behavior of third-world immigrant caregivers goes beyond negligence to active abuse, and even becomes homicidal on occasion.

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The Government and the Big Pharma-Dependent Medical Profession Are Hiding the Facts About Covid and the Vaccine, by Paul Craig Roberts

Part of what’s going on is for the money, part is for power, and part is just pure evil. From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.org:

UPDATE: Just received this from an accomplished highly intelligent attorney I have known for many years:

“I have just spent 10 hours a day In the hospital with my son since July 2, he is now stable but essentially went into A Fib they cannot fix now because of a clot (vaccine induced I am
sure) after being sick 10 days following his second Pfizer shot. It’s too much to go into now, we almost lost him. He’s 32. No history of hypertension or heart problems. Vegetarian. “

It is happening all over. See, for example, this: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/teen-heart-condition-pfizer-covid-vaccine-fabio-berlingieri-fox-friends/

There are a huge number of cases of life-threatening reactions to the “safe” vaccine, especially among the young. Yet the social media nazis and google continue to deplatform those who give the alarm. That part of the medical profession that blindly without thought follow the Big Pharma “guidelines” issued by NIH, FDA, CDC, and WHO are accomplices to murder.

The idiot people overcome by orchestrated fear have ruined the health of a large percentage of the population.

In this 25 minute video Dr. Ryan Cole explains the adverse impact on the human body of the spike protein that is characteristic of both the Covid virus and the vaccine. Most people are not in serious danger from the virus. These people should not expose themselves to the danger of the vaccine.
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/07/no_author/a-critique-of-mrna-vaccines/

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Early COVID-19 Therapy with azithromycin plus nitazoxanide, ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine in Outpatient Settings Significantly Improved COVID-19 outcomes compared to Known outcomes in untreated patients, by Flavio A.Cadegiani, AndyGoren, Carlos G.Wambier, JohnMcCoy

Real science. Argue with the authors on their terms, which is how real science works, or shut up. From Flavio A.Cadegiani, AndyGoren, Carlos G.Wambier, and JohnMcCoy at “New Microbes and New Infections” via sciencedirect.com:

Highlights

Subjects with early COVID-19 treated with azithromycin combined with nitazoxanide, ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine showed overwhelming improvements compared to sex-, age-, disease-, and comorbidities-matched untreated patients.

Improvements with early treatments include reduction of up to 36.5% in viral shedding (p < 0.0001), 85% in disease duration (p < 0.0001), 95% in post-COVID symptoms, and 100% in respiratory complications, hospitalization, mechanical ventilations, deaths (p < 0.0001 for all). For every 1,000 confirmed cases for COVID-19, at least 140 hospitalizations, 50 mechanical ventilations and five deaths were prevented with treatment.

Because of the unquestionable benefits of the combination between early COVID-19 detection and early pharmacological approaches and the well-established safety profile of the drugs employed in the treatment regimens for COVID-19, it has become ethically questionable to conduct further studies employing full placebo arms in early COVID-19.

Abstract

In a prospective observational study (pre-AndroCoV Trial), the use of nitazoxanide, ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine demonstrated unexpected improvements in COVID-19 outcomes, when compared to untreated patients. The apparent yet likely positive results raised ethical concerns on the employment of further full placebo84 controlled studies in early stage COVID-19. The present analysis aimed to elucidate whether full placebo-control randomized clinical trials (RCTs) on early-stage COVID-19 are still ethically acceptable, through a comparative analysis with two control87 groups. Active group (AG) consisted of patients enrolled in the Pre AndroCoV-Trial (n = 585). Control Group 1 (CG1) consisted of a retrospectively obtained group of untreated patients of the same population (n = 137), and Control Group 2 (CG2) resulted from a precise prediction of clinical outcomes based on a thorough and structured review of indexed articles and official statements. Patients were matched for sex, age, comorbidities and disease severity at baseline. Compared to CG1 and CG2 AG showed reduction of 31.5-36.5% in viral shedding (p < 0.0001), 70-85% in disease duration (p < 0.0001), and 100% in respiratory complications, hospitalization, mechanical ventilations, and deaths (p < 0.0001 for all). For every 1,000 confirmed cases for COVID-19, at least 70 hospitalizations, 50 mechanical ventilations and five deaths were prevented. Benefits from the combination of early COVID-19 detection and early pharmacological approaches were consistent and overwhelming when compared to untreated groups, which, together with and well-established safety profile of the drug combinations tested in the Pre-AndroCoV Trial, precluded our study to continue employing full placebo in early COVID-19.

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Why COVID is like AIDS, by Alex Berenson

If you’re under sixty, you have a much higher risk of dying from Covid if you’re obese. That’s an inconvenience truth that gets little publicity in our easily offended age. From Alex Berenson at alexberenson.substack.com:

Hint: not because the risks are similar.

In 1981, doctors in New York and Los Angeles saw healthy young men sicken and die within months, their immune systems apparently destroyed.

The deaths set off a frantic search for the culprit. By 1983 virologists had identified a novel pathogen they would call Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

Over the next decade, scientists learned much more about HIV, which early on had a fatality rate close to 100 percent, worse even than Ebola or smallpox. Ultimately they tamed it – perhaps the greatest success for scientific and medical research in the late 20th century.

But the political story of AIDS is much trickier. Scientists realized quickly that gay men and intravenous drug users were at far higher risk of contracting HIV than the general public. But they feared people might not support funding for AIDS research – and stigmatize those groups further – if they explained that reality openly.

So they didn’t.

As Smithsonian Magazine reported in 2013:

“Federally-funded campaigns sought to address a large number of people from all backgrounds–male, female, homosexual or heterosexual. The America Responds to AIDS campaign, created by the CDC, ran from 1987 to 1996 and became a central part of the “everyone is at risk” message…”

The deception probably increased the public’s willingness to fund research. But it came with serious side effects. Smithsonian went on to explain:

“Some AIDS organizations, especially those providing service to communities at the highest risk for contracting HIV, saw the campaign as diverting money and attention away from the communities that needed it the most.”

It also caused needless fear in people at vanishingly low risk, especially heterosexual women.

Perhaps most important, it was fundamentally untrue.

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Is it COVID or Is it the Flu? Not Even Your Doctor Knows for Sure. by L. Reichard White

Using a test that was never meant as a diagnostic test, and given the similarities in symptoms between Covid-19 and garden-variety flu, we will never know how many people who were diagnosed as Covid-19 actually had, and perhaps died, from the flu. From L. Reichard White at lewrockwell.com:

Either the COVID-19 pandemic is a SNAFU of truly cosmic proportions or it’s a conspiracy — or, possibly, a little of both. Yes, there really are conspiracies of truly cosmic proportions.

SNAFU, conspiracy, or a little of both? I’m just here to help you decide.

Given the circumstances, I’m sorry to say, paraphrasing Joseph Stalin is the key to understanding this quite amazing event, like this — “It’s not the infections, cases and deaths which define the ‘pandemic,’ it’s those who count and report the infections, cases and deaths.

In part, this is because the numbers they’re feeding us are almost exclusively computer-generated and so require programming assumptions. Unfortunately, that’s not the only problem – – –

Your doctor normally has a very good idea what to treat you for from your symptoms. He then backs up his diagnosis with tests. But diagnosing COVID-19 based on your symptoms presents your doc with a very serious problem as the chart below, taken directly from C.D.C. [Centers for Disease Control] pages, demonstrates – – –

As you can see, except for “loss of taste or smell,” the symptoms of COVID-19 and the symptoms of Seasonal Influenza are identical. In fact as the chart shows, until May 26, 2020 — that is for the first three months of the “pandemic” when there were almost no tests available — the symptoms were identical.

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