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Shocks to the System, by James Howard Kunstler

A series of shocks will soon upend mainstream propaganda. From James Howard Kunstler at kunstler.com:

There is something about being detached from reality that makes it hard to go about your everyday business. In the quaint asylums of yore, it was understood that a few shocks to the system could bring lunatics out of a fugue state of derangement — a cold water plunge… an insulin hot-shot to induce convulsions… some electrodes placed artfully on select regions of the brain…. It looks like America is about to be treated to some shocks. Will they break the mass formation psychosis that styles itself unironically as “progressive politics?”

The first shock will be the painful recognition that Ukraine is not prevailing against Russia’s Operation Z, despite the combined efforts of the US news media and the Intel Community to put over that narrative. True, it took Russia more than a few days to overcome Ukraine’s NATO-fortified defenses, but now most of that has been neutralized, and we’re into the final weeks heading towards resolution — which will be a Ukraine that is unable to make any more trouble in that corner of the world.

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What Lia Thomas and Covid have in common, by Alex Berenson

If you believe Lia Thomas is a female, you’ll believe damn near anything. From Alex Berenson at alexberenson.substack.com. From Alex Berenson at alexberenson.substack.com:

Denying biological reality rarely ends well

A few weeks ago this email rolled in. The writer is a graduate school professor who has been on Team Reality from the start.

About half the class laughed out loud.

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Anatomy of the Hong Kong Disaster, by Ian Miller

Hong Kong was lauded for its exemplary response to Covid. Then the wheels fell off. From Ian Miller at brownstone.org:

It’s hard to believe that after two years of government policies completely failing to prevent the spread of COVID, there hasn’t been universal acceptance that attempting to control a highly infectious respiratory virus is nearly impossible.

Nearly every country that was once praised for their “response” to COVID has seen their numbers rise dramatically over time.

The mitigation commands — mask mandates, vaccine passports, mandatory vaccinations, lockdowns and lockdowns for the “unvaccinated” have all been disastrous blunders; hopeless flailing borne out of a desire to “do something” and to coerce desired behavior.

So it should come as no surprise that Hong Kong has joined the long list of jurisdictions to see their much praised policies collapse.

Equally unsurprising is that media and Twitter promoted experts have yet again ignored the ramifications of Hong Kong’s startling increases.

Media reports have consistently attempted to credit masking and other interventions with stopping COVID, but Hong Kong provides a brilliant example of premature celebration.

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h/t The Burning Platform

The Ukraine Fiasco, from the same villainous scum who brought you the Covid Fiasco

h/t The Burning Platform

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An Urgent Warning, by Alex Berenson

Covid cases, hospitalization rates, and deaths are skyrocketing in highly vaccinated countries. From Alex Berenson at alexberenson.substack.com:

The world’s most mRNA vaccinated countries now have shockingly high Covid infection rates. Hospitalizations and deaths are rising fast too. The mRNA experiment needs to stop. Immediately.

Something is rotten in Denmark.

And Australia.

And Israel.

Where nearly 1 percent of the entire population just tested positive for Covid.

Not in a month. Or a week. In one day.

You read that right.

On Saturday, Israel had 84,000 new infections, the equivalent of almost 3 million in the United States. Infections in Israel have risen unthinkably fast since late December. They’re are up 100-fold in one month, driven by the collapse of booster protection and the arrival of the Omicron variant.

Israel is not alone. Denmark reported 42,000 cases yesterday, equal to almost 2.5 million in the United States. France, the second-largest country in Europe, reported the American equivalent of about 12 million new infections in the last week. Australia had a tremendous surge in cases earlier this month, though it seems to be subsiding for now.

Daily new infections in Israel:

These countries have very different population demographics and previous exposure to Covid. They even have very different weather; it is summer in Australia.

What do they share, then?

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It’s 2022 and the Pandemic is Over. By Mark E. Jeftovic

The Covid and variants outbreak may be drawing to a close, but Covid totalitarianism has yet to be eradicated. From Mark E. Jeftovic at bombthrower.com:

A Procession of Flagellants – Francisco De Goya 1819

Only the most brainwashed True Believers will cling to the failed narrative.

For a few months now I’ve been writing that my thinking around Covid tyranny and these elite aspirations toward a Great Reset under their purview had shifted. For nearly two years I had feared that we were headed into a new dark age of totalitarianism and repression, that Western leaders would aspire to implement China-style social credit systems and completely takeover the economy and day to day lives of its subjects.

Make no mistake, many establishment elites do want that. It’s just for awhile there it looked to me like they would succeed. But then my thinking started to shift around that. I realized that the entire transformational shift in the very nature of communications (Internet), power (networks) and then money (Bitcoin) meant the very architecture of society had changed so profoundly that this type of top-down, centralized authoritarianism I had feared so much was now untenable.

It was trying to retrofit digital versions of industrial era authority onto a new terrain of decentralized networks and individual sovereignty (at least for those individuals who successfully position themselves for it. Everybody else will be neo-Feudal serfs, and many of them will actually prefer that).

I began to suspect that rather than entering this new Dark Age of Davos inspired technocracy, we were instead experiencing a crescendo, a culmination of over a century of creeping Marxism.

Covid, rather than bringing about a monoculture of globalism, which those who respected human rights feared, it forced the hand of these impulses. It became a matter of Too Much, Too Soon.

Further, my readings of history made me expect that when the entire false Zeitgeist around COVID, collectivism (including climate) came unglued, it would happen very rapidly. A la the fall of the 800-year old Czarist line in under 72 hours, or the collapse of the Soviet Empire within 18 to 24 months.

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It’s a Pandemic of the Vitamin D Deficient: A few dollars of D3 in hospital reduced deaths 60%, by JoNova

The failure to even mention Vitamin D as a Covid preventative ranks right up there with disparaging Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine as medical establishment crimes. From JoNova at joannenova.com.au:

Did someone say there’s a hospitalization crisis?

The Sun provides Vitamin D

There is a crisis. People are getting stuck for days extra in hospitals and even dying  because of nutrient deficiencies that we could easily solve.

A new study from Istanbul shows that even if we negligently fail to correct Vitamin D deficiencies before people get sick, we can still save half of the ones who might die with a cheap vitamin, pumped in hospital for about 1/5000th of the daily cost of an ICU bed.

The mortality rate in the unsupplemented group from 2020 was 11%, but in the supplemented group in 2021 it was 5.5%. Imagine what the mortality rate might be if these people weren’t deficient in the first place?

The study shows us that there is a causal connection between low Vitamin D and more severe Covid. It also shows what a train wreck our medical systems are. For the price of a few dollars we can free up a lot of hospital beds and stop a lot of deaths, and we’ve known this might be the case since the beginning, and we’re still not doing it? The incentives are so screwed in our healthcare systems that we’re waiting for doctors in Turkey to do the trials we should have done in February 2020?

Don’t wait til you catch Covid to get your D3 levels tested.

Sort it out now, and supplement if you need it. And aim for the higher end of the normal spectrum. (And take Vitamin K2 as well, though NOT without doc approval if you are on anticoagulants like warfarin, see comments below).

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As a doctor, here’s my opinion on Nicki Minaj, swollen testicles and vaccine hesitancy – she’s not talking boll**ks, by R. M. Huffman

It really bothers the Covid commissars when Hollywood celebrities and sports stars contradict the party line of vaccines, because they have sometimes massive platforms. From R. M. Huffman at rt.com:

As a doctor, here’s my opinion on Nicki Minaj, swollen testicles and vaccine hesitancy – she’s not talking boll**ks
Rap star Nicki Minaj made the headlines for telling her millions of fans to make informed, personal decisions over whether to have the Covid jab or not. Why all the fury, when patient autonomy is a founding principle of medicine?

Minaj didn’t attend this year’s Met Gala because of the red-carpet event’s Covid-19 vaccine requirement but, even though she missed the big ball, she still made international news… when she tweeted about her cousin’s friend’s swollen testicles.

“My cousin in Trinidad,” she explained, “won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied.”

A wave of heated criticism immediately followed, quickly growing into a testy exchange between the Super Bass artist and British provocateur Piers Morgan, who accused Minaj of “peddling lies” after England’s top medical adviser Chris Whitty insisted the rap star ought to be “ashamed” and that her sordid secondhand tale was a “myth” and “clearly ridiculous.” Anthony Fauci, Whitty’s American counterpart, echoed from across the pond, saying, “There’s no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen.” The health minister of Nicki’s native Trinidad weighed in as well, insisting that she had made a “false claim.”

(Interestingly, an uncommon but dramatic presentation of scrotal swelling can also be caused by a parasitic infection of the lymph system, resulting in a disease called filarial elephantiasis. One of its treatments? The “horse dewormer” of recent infamy, ivermectin.)

Before you, like thousands of would-be diagnosticians trained at Google University, dismiss her story as inflammatory boll**ks, let’s take a moment to examine her claim, and the advice that follows, objectively.

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