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January 21, 2021

Open Thread 2021-006

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Arch Bungle #91


Therefore, as always, where they turn their backs does not matter. They turned their backs on humanity a long time ago.


Thank you, perfectly expressed.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 3:25 utc | 101

One hour after the inauguration Antifa makes a statement according to RT.

"we don't want Biden - we want revenge"

Left-wing rioters have gathered in Seattle and Portland to burn flags, break windows, and destroy property just hours after Democrat President Joe Biden was inaugurated. Their right-wing counterparts, however, were absent.

Groups of black-clad Antifa rioters took to the streets in Portland and Seattle, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake as they protested against the inauguration of President Joe Biden along with their usual targets, law enforcement and racism.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 3:35 utc | 102


While Justin Trudeau awaits 'the first phone call to any foreign leader' from the new head ghoul in Warshington, this...

UN Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Moves Forward Without Canada's Support

https://yvesengler.com/2021/01/20/canada-isolated-in-opposing-nuclear-weapons-ban/

"Hostility to nuclear disarmament from the US, Canada and Canada's military is too strong for the Trudeau government to live up to its stated beliefs, writes Yves Engler."

Biden time in Canada - new boss same as the old boss...

Posted by: John Gilberts | Jan 22 2021 3:38 utc | 103

@ john gilberts... thanks john.. i have sent the article to our new foreign affairs minister - marc garneau... marc.garneau@parl.gov.ca and shared my concern..

Posted by: james | Jan 22 2021 4:36 utc | 104

make that marc.garneau@international.gc.ca - john send him a note with your thoughts on this...

Posted by: james | Jan 22 2021 4:54 utc | 105

The HILL lists the schedule of executive orders rolling up get the Big Man's signature.

Biden to close Guantanamo Bay?? From THE HILL:

Biden on Feb. 1 is tentatively expected to sign an executive order aimed at workforce recruiting and retention. The following day, he will sign a “Forever Wars” executive order initiating a review of counter-terrorism operations that also reinstates the policy of closing Guantanamo Bay prison, something neither of his predecessors managed to do.

Biden filled it, now he empties it. I will believe that when I see it.

Will he reverse the Karma Harris doctrine and empty the US Prison System of petty misdemeanor offenders?

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 5:18 utc | 106

The bunya nut republic even has a Chief Medical Officer that truly qualifies as a nutter:

It’s not commonly known that our Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, is also a master illusionist.

In a performance that would rival David Copperfield, at a recent news conference he managed to make 32 positive studies on ivermectin for covid, along with an entire WHO-sponsored review, vanish like magic.

There is “no evidence”, he declared with all the authority of high office, that ivermectin could successfully treat covid19.

And presto! In the eyes of the mainstream media, all evidence for ivermectin’s powers now did not exist, as if hidden in a Harry Potter cloak of invisibility.

It was an astonishing feat, because some of us who have researched the subject have actually seen the 32 studies that don’t exist, and all of them have found ivermectin effective against covid, be it for prophylaxis, early or late treatment.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 5:49 utc | 107

Biden is hostage to any false flag provocation from the Illegal Occupier of Palestinian lands. A Strategic Culture report on Pompeo's last stand.

The Democratic Party’s top “megadonor” Israeli film producer Haim Saban goes one step farther, recommending that all the media stop reporting on Trump and his activities, thereby taking away his platform and making him disappear politically speaking.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 6:00 utc | 108

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 5:49 utc | 107

Continued thanx re update on Invermectin use.

BTW, You had me in a knot referring to David Copperfield...what the heck does DC have to do with disappearing Invermentin??? Checking my memory of Dicken's DC, I discovered a performing magician of same name.

Posted by: chju teh | Jan 22 2021 6:08 utc | 109

I haven't seen much discussion of how US and UK media still strongly portray Guido as the "elected Assembly leader" who was "improperly denied entry" to the Assembly (after treasonous attacks in the past few years) on Jan 6, which may be related to Twitter blocking the Venezuelan Assembly recently, though the Reuters article linked by b is uncharacteristically good for Reuters.

Posted by: Charles Peterson | Jan 22 2021 6:09 utc | 110

From the Indian Marxist "the Hindu" paper yesterday: "China defends new village in Arunachal Pradesh amid border construction push"
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/china-defends-new-village-in-arunachal-amid-border-construction-push/article33627391.ece

Posted by: Antonym | Jan 22 2021 6:21 utc | 111

There is not a lot of confidence that Xerxes Biden will win much or bring his beaten troops home. Danny Sjursen takes a punt on his form.

Hard as it is to believe in this time of record pandemic deaths, insurrection, and an unprecedented encore impeachment, Joe Biden is now officially at the helm of the U.S. war machine. He is, in other words, the fourth president to oversee America’s unending and unsuccessful post-9/11 military campaigns.

....

On Africa...Don’t be surprised if French President Emmanuel Macron asks for help and Biden agrees to bail him out. Despite their obvious age gap, Joe and Emmanuel could prove the newest and best of chums. (What’s a few hundred extra troops between friends?)

Especially since Obama-era Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her then-favored errand boy, inbound national security adviser Jake Sullivan, could be said to have founded the current coalition of jihadis in Mali and Niger.

That’s because when the two of them championed a heavy-handed regime-change intervention against Libyan autocrat Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, thousands of his Tuareg fighters blew back into that region in a big way with more than just the clothes on their backs. They streamed from post-Gaddafi Libya into their Sahel homelands loaded with arms and anger.

Lots more on a region by region analysis. Sobering stuff.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 7:45 utc | 112

Indian women continue to play a major role in the Indian Farmer's strike action. January 18 is celebrated each year as Mahila Kisan Diwas, or Women Farmers’ Day, in India. Maintaining the solidarity for 0 days.

It would be good for the world if Modhi is brought down by the women of India.

A brief 5 minute video update.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 7:52 utc | 113

ooops

January 18 is celebrated each year as Mahila Kisan Diwas, or Women Farmers’ Day, in India.
Maintaining the solidarity for 50 days.

It would be good for the world if Modhi is brought down by the women of India.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 8:06 utc | 114

finally we get to see the oft mentioned note Trump left for Biden in the White House.

sounds about right to me

Posted by: dan of steele | Jan 22 2021 8:12 utc | 115

Whoa! I just found out where the real Uighur re-education camps are:


They were captured by bounty hunters, shipped across the world by American soldiers and held for years in Guantánamo Bay.

Salahidin Abdulahad, Khalil Mamut and Ayoub Mohammed were eventually cleared by US courts and released. Their time in the notorious prison, however, continues to haunt them.

More than a decade after the three Uighur men were released to Bermuda and Albania, they are unable to join their families, who have since moved to Canada.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/07/uighur-men-guantanamo

Right under Pompeio's fat belly button the whole time ...

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Jan 22 2021 8:44 utc | 116

@dan of steel

Look at the refection of the red and blue flashing lights as the vehicle goes past the soldiers. That ought to be a blatant clue as to what the vehicle is and what it's part of.


Some are standing to attention as a complete unit (as if the platoon had been commanded to do so by their officer), others are spitting on the ground with a demeanour more akin to a pre-bar brawl. The ones turning their backs are not "scanning for threats" as there is no one there to be a threat.

Posted by: Migao | Jan 22 2021 9:27 utc | 117

Migao | Jan 22 2021 9:27 utc | 117

ok, for the last time. From what I have read, Biden spent the night at Blair House prior to the inauguration. I showed the route from Blair House to the Capitol. I showed the monument you see in the original tweet in google maps which is on the left side of the road indicating the direction of travel to the Capitol. If you can accept those observations then we can establish the time as being in the morning of inauguration day meaning citizen Joe Biden is still a former vice president.

as for the silly observations of the Guardsmen pissing on the road or spitting or other nonsense...they are just silly and puerile. none of them are ceremonial guards, they are weekend warriors who have regular jobs at the car wash or wherever and spend one weekend a month and two weeks a year practicing their military jobs....be it infantry or communications. There were some who stood at attention when the black Suburbans with flashy blue lights drove by and others who were doing other things. If you took the time to think about how many special people drive around in DC in those black Suburbans you would understand why some of the guardsmen were not shitting themselves because this particular motorcade drove by. It would not have been announced as part of operational security and the route would not have been known to those guys who had been standing on that street since dark 30.

my point was and is, this retweet with all the haters chiming in is not founded in reality. I guess you Trump fans all have your alternative facts. If anyone can show evidence that the footage shown is from the POTUS motorcade then I am quite willing to put some Tabasco sauce on crow and eat it.

Posted by: dan of steele | Jan 22 2021 9:48 utc | 118

The Cradle of the “Arab Spring” Is Boiling: Tunisia Has “Squandered the Hopes of the Revolution” (EurAsia Daily, January 20, 2021)

For the fifth night in a row, large cities in Tunisia are shaken by violent clashes between police and protesters. Riots have also engulfed the city of Sidi Bouzid, the cradle of the “Arab Spring” that erupted in the Greater Middle East in December 2010, Reuters reports today, January 20.

The night before, protesters gathered in the capital under the slogan: “People want the fall of the regime.” Eyewitnesses told Reuters that in Sidi Bouzid, police used tear gas to disperse protesters. Clashes also occurred in socially disadvantaged areas of the capital, including Ettadamen and Sijumi, when hundreds of angry youths burned car tires and blocked roads.

Since the end of last week, daytime protests with a core demand of job creation have been replaced by night-time violence.

“The whole system must go … We will go back to the streets and restore our rights and dignity, which the corrupt elite seized after the revolution,” Maher Abid, an unemployed resident of the Tunisian capital, told Reuters.

Just before celebrating the 10th anniversary of the revolution last week, the government of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi ordered a four-day quarantine and a tougher night curfew in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, as well as banning any mass gatherings. However, this did not stop the growing popular protest, the main driving force of which are the young residents of the North African country. Hundreds of people have already been arrested.

In a televised speech on Tuesday, January 19, Prime Minister Mechichi said he understands the public discontent over the difficult economic situation and the frustration of young people, but the continued violence is unacceptable.

“Your voice is heard, and your anger is legitimate … Do not allow saboteurs to infiltrate you,” he said, addressing the protesters.

The 2011 overthrow of Tunisian autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (who died in exile in Saudi Jeddah in September 2019) sparked similar uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, dubbed the Arab Spring. In recent years, Tunisia, the cradle of the Arab Spring, suffered greatly economically, even before the COVID-19 crisis. One of the main socio-economic problems of the country is the high level of unemployment, especially among young people. Earlier, the influential trade union and other human rights groups in Tunisia announced their support for peaceful protests against “the policy of marginalization, impoverishment and hunger,” accusing the current authorities of “squandering the hopes of the revolution.”

Posted by: S | Jan 22 2021 10:12 utc | 119

Dan - your sole argument is that at that time he wasn't potus ergo not CiC and therefore not worthy of being respected, and instead of saluted being spat on the ground at, et cetera. This is plainly ridiculous.

Posted by: Migao | Jan 22 2021 10:13 utc | 120

Re"Interestingly Germany is moving toward a new leader that has the appearance of being not so infatuated with the USAi. I guess there will be herculean efforts by the USAi to smash or 'convert' that emerging leader at the next election.

-uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 1:29 utc | 93

Well, the CIA will need to get the Frankfurt SCYTL data center back up and running, and the latest 'Son of Dominion' version of election rigging technology in place...but it's do-able...

and helped along with enough political bribe money and blackmail applied to the task.

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 12:13 utc | 121

Never heard of them before being censored, but it seems that Parler is back on line with a little help from a Russian IT company. The digital battle field is getting more interesting with every passing day.

Newsweak on Parler's resurrection

Posted by: Paco | Jan 22 2021 12:27 utc | 122

Re:This puzzles me. This notion that US footsoldiers for empire have any dignity and honor to begin with. That their opinions matter at all to the elite whose political entertainment they serve.

These men and women gave up their free will to serve as pawns for the elite to commit murder for the aristocratic families of the American empire.

-Posted by: Arch Bungle | Jan 22 2021 1:05 utc | 91

And now those stupid pawns and deplorable serfs are getting uppity and disrespecting our Overlords, right?

It is likely they share the same cold fury as you appear to do, and are already sending out their clouds of State Security flying monkeys (FBI, CIA, NSA etc) to track down and torment, both fake-judicially and extra-fake-judicially, and crush all those insubordinate insects they can find who DARED to piss on our Overlords parade.

Right?!

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 13:01 utc | 123

Posted by: Paco | Jan 22 2021 12:27 utc | 122

I predict that in the very near future, hosting companies will become obsolete as messaging platforms become massively distributed global peer to peer networks comprised of millions of software agents running on hardware owned by everyone.

Think SETI on steriods and speed. Or IPFS.

At that point there'll be no platforms to deplatform from.

No laws wpuld be far reaching enough to shut off any kind of messaging service running on these networks.

Any censorship will have to occur at the very edge, the node where the message is received or transmitted.

P2P networks like these will propagate like viruses on any kind of hardware or operating system, 'infecting' millions of IOT devices, mobile phones, servers, PCs and even a few supercomputers, forming a global shared public cloud owned by no central body but available for the use of everyone ...

Within a system like this, messages will be effectively untraceable and so will services. A nightmare for oppressive regimes from West to East.

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Jan 22 2021 13:04 utc | 124

Debunking the "lockdown kills more people" myth:

Pandemic raises Japan suicide rate after decade of decline

The health ministry said Friday that 20,919 people died by suicide in 2020 according to preliminary data, up 3.7% from the previous year. That compares with 3,460 deaths from coronavirus in the same period.

3.7% rise in suicides under a 20,919 base means 746 hypothesized excess deaths from said cause. That means the lockdown killed less than the coronavirus, not more (as the articles tricks you).

Posted by: vk | Jan 22 2021 13:19 utc | 125

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 13:01 utc | 123


And now those stupid pawns and deplorable serfs are getting uppity and disrespecting our Overlords, right?

If this is what you call "uppity" you've been miseducated, friend.

Uppity, disrespect of ones overlords means having them beheaded and impaled on pikes, or headed and hanging from lampposts.

You seem to have a rather genteel notion of what "disrespect" could mean in the current context. There is no revolution happening here.

No, this is not "disrespect", it is nothing more than the surly grumblings of the obedient enslaved and like the obedient enslaved they will murmur and groan but obey at the crack of the whip or the sound of the horn or the smell of the slave gruel wafting from the slavers pot.


It is likely they share the same cold fury as you appear to do, and are already sending out their clouds of State Security flying monkeys .... crush all those insubordinate insects they can find who DARED to piss on our Overlords parade.

Right?!

What sets my cold fury apart from theirs is that theirs leads to murder without conscience and mine does not.

This is what they share in common with the Nazis who stood trial at Nuremberg.

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Jan 22 2021 13:30 utc | 126

Debunking the "lockdown kills more people" myth:

Posted by: vk | Jan 22 2021 13:19 utc | 125

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Are you really so stupid that you think "deaths due to lockdown" refers solely to suicides?

Are you really so stupid that it didn't occur to you that "deaths due to lockdown" might include deaths as a result of lack of detection and treatment for many serious illnesses?

Really?

Posted by: Triden | Jan 22 2021 13:31 utc | 127

I rarely link to a CNN story, but here is an exception:

National Guard allowed back into Capitol complex after lawmakers erupt at banishment to parking garage

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/politics/national-guard-capitol/index.html


Notably, Left out of this CNN piece is the NAME of the authority who banished the 1000 troops from the Capitol bldg, to an unheated parking garage with only a single bathroom.

Was it Nasty Nancy? Cryin' Chuck? The Turtle? Biden? Or some poor schmuck sacraficial pawn who was following the deepstate's orders and will now be the '2 Minutes Hate' Media's punching bag?

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 13:45 utc | 128

Statistics plus politicians -

now that is *The* genuine shit sandwich.

Posted by: librul | Jan 22 2021 13:48 utc | 129


As everyone knows by now (everyone, that is, that has put down their sandwich)
that the world has been working with questionable numbers
when it comes to Covid-19 testing.


Kary Mullis, the inventor of the PCR test who was awarded a Nobel Chemistry Prize, said that by using certain protocols for the PCR test, scientists can come up with results they want — he stated, “…with PCR, if you do it well, you can find almost anything in anybody.”

Highly contested is the number of turns or cycles (Ct)
during the PCR test
that is useful for detecting Covid-19.

What is *not* contestable is that the
number of cycles will be altered to make Biden's
efforts appear successful.

Posted by: librul | Jan 22 2021 14:07 utc | 130

@Posted by: vk | Jan 22 2021 13:19 utc | 125

In my mid-sized in US Flyover Land, homicides alone are up ~50% year over year in 2020 from 2019. This *does not* suicide or accidental death numbers.

This not unique to my city. I've seen recent homicide figures for other US municipalities showing year to year increases up to 70%, (the 2018-2019 national murder rate increase was 0.3% , according to FBI: UCR data) and similar increases in states with strict gun laws.

So, in Year 1 of Covid, murders increased by 20-30[mostly young people] per million population.

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 14:34 utc | 131

Very good summary of the F-35 fuck up:

Is the F-35 Program Doomed?

It finishes off with two quotes from the men in charge:

The 33rd Deputy Secretary of Defense (2019), Patrick M. Shanahan expressed his dismay in the F-35 program by calling it; “F---d up!”. The chairman of the Subcommittee on US Military Readiness John Garamendi said, “We have a big problem here. This thing (F35 Program) is not working well. In many cases, it is not working at all.

Recommend reading it all, though.

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@ Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 14:34 utc | 131

Homicides generally go up due to rising economic inequality and economic decline - which is certainly what's happening in the USA right now.

The only kind of homicide that goes up due to lockdowns is the one resulted from domestic violence ("crimes of passion").

Posted by: vk | Jan 22 2021 15:00 utc | 132

Let the normalization process begin:

Biden Wants to Raise Taxes, Yet Many Trump Tax Cuts Are Here to Stay

While Democrats have vowed to repeal the former president’s signature 2017 law, his successor is more likely to tinker with it, given constraints.

T.I.N.A.

Posted by: vk | Jan 22 2021 15:37 utc | 133

Precarized workers, precarized results:

Cleaner in Boston Unplugs Freezer Destroying 1,900 Doses of Moderna COVID Vaccine

And this is not only the cleaner's fault. The manufacturing quality is also declining:

He added that the freezer had an alarm system installed and an investigation into why it failed is now underway.

Posted by: vk | Jan 22 2021 15:59 utc | 134

@dan 118

Picture of motorcade

Mid frame on the left. Soldiers clearly with their backs turned. Why? Who knows.

Posted by: wook | Jan 22 2021 16:00 utc | 135

‘Let the Hunger Games begin’? Biden’s inauguration draws dystopian fiction comparisons as new president calls for ‘unity

https://www.rt.com/usa/513164-biden-inauguration-hunger-games/

And in the same vein this from Mecrouris/Christoforou at the Duran:

Spooky and sterile Biden inauguration showcases America's ruling politburo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLXqKzfluB8 (16 min)

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 16:01 utc | 136

Responsible media, CNBC in this case, informs: Middle East leaders praise Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran as Biden takes office

Besides the title, I have learned that "Middle East leaders" consists of spokes critters of UAE and Israel. Perhaps Bahrain will join the "chorus", perhaps not.

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Jan 22 2021 16:32 utc | 137

vk @ 125

Debunking the "lockdown kills more people" myth

Really?????

Germany’s Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Muller, recently warned that COVID-19 lockdowns will result in “one of the biggest” hunger and poverty crises in history.

“We expect an additional 400,000 deaths from malaria and HIV this year on the African continent alone,” Muller said, adding that “half a million more will die from tuberculosis.”

Muller’s comments arrived months after a leaked study from inside the German Ministry of the Interior revealed that the impact of the country’s lockdown could end up killing more people than the coronavirus due to victims of other serious illnesses not receiving treatment.

Another study found that lockdowns will conservatively “destroy at least seven times more years of human life” than they save.

Professor Richard Sullivan also warned that there will be more excess cancer deaths in the UK than total coronavirus deaths due to people’s access to screenings and treatment being restricted as a result of the lockdown.

His comments were echoed by Peter Nilsson, a Swedish professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at Lund University, who said, “It’s so important to understand that the deaths of COVID-19 will be far less than the deaths caused by societal lockdown when the economy is ruined.”

According to Professor Karol Sikora, an NHS consultant oncologist, there could be 50,000 excess deaths from cancer as a result of routine screenings being suspended during the lockdown in the UK.

A Guardian analysis has found that there have been thousands of excess deaths of people at home in the UK due to the lockdown.

Infectious diseases expert and University of Edinburgh professor Mark Woolhouse acknowledged that the decision to lockdown the UK last March was a “crude measure” that was enacted because “we couldn’t think of anything better to do.”

Woolhouse said the lockdown was a “panic measure” and a “monumental mistake on a global scale,” adding “I believe the harm lockdown is doing to our education, health care access, and broader aspects of our economy and society will turn out to be at least as great as the harm done by COVID-19.”

As we further previously highlighted, a data analyst consortium in South Africa found that the economic consequences of the country’s lockdown will lead to 29 times more people dying than the coronavirus itself.


Duke, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins Experts: COVID Lockdowns Will Cause ONE MILLION Excess Deaths

Posted by: Down South | Jan 22 2021 16:48 utc | 138

@wook | Jan 22 2021 16:00 utc | 135

Great picture. End of discussion.

Posted by: Norwegian | Jan 22 2021 16:51 utc | 139

@ Posted by: Down South | Jan 22 2021 16:48 utc | 138

Old news. Already debunked.

Posted by: vk | Jan 22 2021 17:09 utc | 140

@132 vk's post

Hilarious that you point out to decry deaths associated with economic decline but in other posts routinely advocate for excess-death causing lockdowns.

It should be obvious by now that when you engage with vk, you are engaging with a Marxist zealot, who is always right, and will twist and contort to never admit any (ANY!!!!!!) mistaken assertion of error...or incongruity. Indeed, incongruities are the hallmarks of zealotry.

You might as well have an argument with those that believe God put dino bones in the ground to trick us from seeing the earth is only 10000 years old.

You should read vk if only to understand the mind of a true believer in its purest form. I have complimented this poster on this display.

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Jan 22 2021 17:15 utc | 141

This story in Daily Mail makes me feel like blowing chunks out both ends:

New York Times 'cancels editor's contract' after she tweeted she had 'chills' watching Biden land at Joint Base Andrews as America's media competes to suck up to new president

-Lauren Wolfe tweeted she had 'chills' watching Biden land in DC Tuesday night
She then tweeted it was 'mortifying' and 'childish' Trump didn't give him a plane

-She was roasted by other journalists for her apparent bias and defended herself by saying she was merely excited about history

-Yashar Ali reports that the Times has now canceled her senior editor contract

-It comes amid an outpouring of affection for Biden from most of the media

-CNN communications director said the fireworks 'inspire our friends and shake our foes'

-Rachel Maddow said that she'd worked through half a box of Kleenex on air

-Al Roker fist bumped the new President as he walked past him on the Mall

-Joy Reid said on MSNBC: 'They gave us fashion. 'They gave us celebrity. They gave us hope'

-Even a Fox News contributor called Biden's speech 'balm' for the 'wounds of a nation'

-Politico columnist Jack Shafer urged his colleagues in the media to rein in their obvious enthusiasm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9176225/New-York-Times-cancels-editors-contract-tweeted-chills-watching-Biden.html

And the very thought of NYT firing an employee for pro-democrat bias {??!] is beyond hypocritical to the nth degree.

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 17:36 utc | 142

@ Posted by: NemesisCalling | Jan 22 2021 17:15 utc | 141

The explanation is very simple: the USA already was declining before the pandemic came to its territory. The pandemic then merely served as the "drop that broke the camel's back".

Posted by: vk | Jan 22 2021 17:42 utc | 143

wook | Jan 22 2021 16:00 utc | 135

using your logic, the secret service despises the people they are charged to protect because they have their backs to them. security at concerts really hate the performers because they have their backs to the stage. you put your children behind you when you are confronting something dangerous because....you can't stand the little bastards?

do you really not get what providing security means?

Posted by: dan of steele | Jan 22 2021 18:09 utc | 144

dan of steele | Jan 22 2021 18:09 utc | 144

If anyone can show evidence that the footage shown is from the POTUS motorcade then I am quite willing to put some Tabasco sauce on crow and eat it.

The proof was provided as you requested. As for knowing what providing security means, do you see any firearms present in the picture? These soldiers are in formation along a parade route. Their presence was ceremonious. Why some chose to turn their back I do not know as I stated in the earlier post.

Posted by: wook | Jan 22 2021 18:36 utc | 145

Why some chose to turn their back I do not know as I stated in the earlier post.

I really don't know how to explain to you how security works. you might ask your dad or some other adult. I can clearly see sidearms in the photo you posted. you could see others pissing and spitting but you can't see a holstered pistol?

I am done with you. you win, I will eat my Corvus brachyrhynchos with onions and a nice Merlot.

Posted by: dan of steele | Jan 22 2021 18:57 utc | 146

Great broad-ranging new Jimmy Dore video. Covers a lot of territory.

Hillary Clinton’s Russia-Gating Fuels Suppression Of The Left!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLdz9-fdp8o (24 min)


Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 20:37 utc | 147

Dore is in especially rare form today. This video is on single payer health coverage, and the Biden's alternative.

Biden Drops Public Option -- Betrays Campaign Promise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leQn1FoK0wE (14 min)

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 20:55 utc | 148

@138 Down South

Thanks for that paper. Whether or not this concept has been "debunked" (which I personally find not credible, by the way), I'm taken with one other aspect of this whole situation, namely this (my emphasis):

Infectious diseases expert and University of Edinburgh professor Mark Woolhouse acknowledged that the decision to lockdown the UK last March was a “crude measure” that was enacted because “we couldn’t think of anything better to do.”

Woolhouse said the lockdown was a “panic measure” and a “monumental mistake on a global scale,”

This to me is the greater elephant in the room, and we somewhat discussed this at the time, namely that the whole world watched what China did but very few countries took note of all the things that China did. The west in particular, as I have believed all along, was humbled or shamed into doing something about the epidemic, which it would have preferred to ignore.

And since it had none of the other tools that China used - testing, contact tracing, remunerated individual isolation, nor even enough masks - it chose the one thing that in its authoritarian brutishness it could do, which was to lock down everything.

It was the people, in the US at least, who adopted the masking, despite the lies of chief medical information source Fauci. All the governments ever did was lock down.

And it essentially remains the case here in the US that all we have are lockdowns, individual choices to mask, no consensus on treatment (although much proof now exists on good treatments) and no vaccine that can be trusted. But the vaccine makes money for the favored few.

I will repeat forever that the US would have preferred simply to ignore the virus and let the epidemic take its course, as a killer flu or some such story, with eventually a vaccine-for-profit available, all part of normal commerce.

China's example shamed, humbled or at the very least nudged everyone to try to emulate its success.

And the west fumbled this completely. We are essentially living in its fumbling of that action.

Posted by: Grieved | Jan 22 2021 21:10 utc | 149

And, now, after a quick palette cleansing, here is a smashing anti-Biden vid from rightie Mark Dice:

It Has Begun 🤡 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIHRLgri5nU (9:30 min)

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 21:16 utc | 150

Now from the Duran (Mercouris/Christoforou):

'Shame on Trump if he bowed to McConnell's blackmail threat before leaving, and did not pardon Assange because of it'

Trump fails to pardon Assange, rumours of a McConnell letter warning Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQXbo5cSemo (20 min)

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 21:34 utc | 151

Now for an short (6 min) interlude to take our minds off the Troubles temporarily:

Zahouli of Manfla 5 (2010) The fastest, most amazing footwork I've ever yet seen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1utcnptGd-4

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 22:00 utc | 152

gm #128

Notably, Left out of this CNN piece is the NAME of the authority who banished the 1000 troops from the Capitol bldg, to an unheated parking garage with only a single bathroom.

Was it Nasty Nancy? Cryin' Chuck? The Turtle? Biden? Or some poor schmuck sacraficial pawn who was following the deepstate's orders and will now be the '2 Minutes Hate' Media's punching bag?

Thank you and we should know who commanded their banishment.

But what were they doing INSIDE the building anyway? They must have had a secure perimeter outside by now I would have thought. Anyway the 'invaders had zero supply lines or gear for a long occupation. Is it that they were cold due to inadequate sub zero uniforms? Or was it impossible for the logistics private contractor (Haliburton?) to get enough toilets on site, in time, and working?

Clearly the Occupy Movement was much better organised than the USAi army.

The atmosphere inside that huge edifice must be thick with Coronavirus for the enjoyment of the elected swill.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 22:30 utc | 153

Re: But what were they doing INSIDE the building anyway?

-uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 22:30 utc | 153

No room at the inn?

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 22:40 utc | 154

NemesisCalling #141

It should be obvious by now that when you engage with vk, you are engaging with a Marxist zealot, who is always right, and will twist and contort to never admit any (ANY!!!!!!) mistaken assertion of error...or incongruity. Indeed, incongruities are the hallmarks of zealotry.

Zealot ? maybe

Marxist ? unlikely

Disturbing ? likely

-~-

Down South #138 Thank you.

gm #142 OMFG I detect the 'cancel culture', bad as it was, will go into warp drive.

#all, I am pleased to see that we have all got past the essential MoA bar practice of pissing on the road with our backs turned to the host.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 22:43 utc | 155

gm #154

Maybe they mistook it for a donkey stable.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 22:45 utc | 156

@uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 22:45 utc | 156

Just guessing, but I suppose they went where they were ordered to go.

Posted by: gm | Jan 22 2021 22:51 utc | 157

Trump was NEVER going to pardon Assange. Biden will never pardon Assange.

Cancel, destroy, negate, revenge, kill: that is what they do.

The entire Iraq and Libyan nations were destroyed and its people remain impoverished because they hated one, defiant man.

These are the Hernan Cortez of our time and we are mistaken if we raise our hope for their goodwill.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 23:39 utc | 158

Biden admits economic crisis worse than imagined and is "deepening:"

"'We cannot, will not, let people go hungry. We cannot let people be evicted because of nothing they did themselves,' he declared. 'We cannot watch people lose their jobs and we have to act. We have to act now. It's not just to meet the moral obligation to treat our fellow Americans with the dignity and respect they deserve.'" [My Emphasis]

Gee Joe, you mean there's some other higher purpose? Ah, I see. Sputnik cut your remark short and should have included "this is an economic imperative." So, the complete citation should read:

"It's not just to meet the moral obligation to treat our fellow Americans with the dignity and respect they deserve, this is an economic imperative."

So, there's a higher purpose--It's the Economy Stupid!! Not the dignity and respect people deserve or any moral obligation to improve the General Welfare as the Constitution instructs!!

Tell ya what Joe. Take the $3Trillion in M1 Money that was provided to the Financial Parasites and distribute it to all those earning under $35,000/year, $50,000/yr for married people. The monies are still easy to grasp since the Fed still holds most of it on its balance sheet, and those Zombies won't miss a cent. And it will be much better for the economy.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jan 22 2021 23:45 utc | 159

The empire's class war will continue unabated. AS with all past POTUS's, except maybe FDR, Their job is to facilitate shearing the sheep(working class).

Posted by: vetinLA | Jan 22 2021 23:50 utc | 160

Jimmy Dore from yesterday: YouTube Google censors a leftie covering a right wing rally:

News Stream Shut Down! Reporter SILENCED Covering Right Wing Rally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZuLEvfLNyU (27 min)

Posted by: gm | Jan 23 2021 0:19 utc | 161

@159 karlof1

Under the faux kindness of this new administration, there is face to support those working people - and if it's turning into a bigger crisis than they thought, it's because the "essential workers" are beginning to strike, and if they're not careful they could have new unions on their hands, which would undo decades of work by the Democrats to co-opt those labor movements.

Keep telling us the crisis is worse than you thought...keep that up and you might reach the level of crisis we out here already know it is.

I suppose, if we want metrics, we could imagine that the "relief" monies and efforts will be somewhat puny, but just enough to stop labor strife. So we will get to see what that metric comes in at. That will be the calculation - because riots are nothing they can't handle, but labor unrest is serious trouble.

Posted by: Grieved | Jan 23 2021 1:35 utc | 162

Triden 97
Correct me if wrong, but isn’t it the duty of the marines to salute first? In the video, the marines failed to salute, and that is the real story! Why didn’t the marines salute the Commander in chief?.?

Posted by: James joseph | Jan 23 2021 3:06 utc | 163

Grieved @162--

Thanks for your reply! There's a new troop assigned to us if you haven't noticed. My wife was incensed that only Federal and related workers must get at least $15/hr instead of it becoming the basic minimum wage. I loved the way Sputnik helped us to see the real meaning. The speech writer made a cardinal error, and Biden's not sharp enough to catch and rephrase, unlike Obama. Hopefully an opportunity will arise over the weekend to provide that quote in a livelier thread attracting more eyes.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jan 23 2021 7:19 utc | 164

James joseph #163

The Marines on guard have Joe's back - in their sights that is.

It was a very telling absence of gesture and I wonder who their commanding officer is? Perhaps he is now back on active duty in Somalia ;)

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 23 2021 10:44 utc | 165

After 12 Years Of Deliberations, ECHR Concludes Georgia Began Hostilities Against Russia In August 2008

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/after-12-years-deliberations-echr-concludes-georgia-began-hostilities-against-russia

I have been posting that for 12 years to the incredulous and MSM-indoctrinated sheeple.

Refresher:

**During** the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics
the Israeli led and supplied Georgian army invaded South Ossetia (the US had a similar investment).


War in Georgia
April 3, 2011
Israeli media discoveries about Israeli involvement
by Wolfgang Freisleben
For the last seven years Israeli companies have prepared Georgia for the war against Russia – by arms deliveries, training of troops and the creation of elite units. Israeli media already disclosed Israel’s involvement in the preparations of Georgia’s attack on Russia, while the war was still going on. For the first time the number one and number four weapon exporting nations in the world openly joined forces in the military invasion of a third country. “We have two Israeli ministers in our gouvernment. All questions of war and peace are decided on by Israeli Jews”, that is how Georgian President Mikheil Saaka­shvili was cited by the Israeli daily newspaper “Haaretz” on 15th August. He referred to Minister of Defence David Kezerashvili and Minister for Territorial Integration Temur Yakobashvili. Both of them speak Hebrew fluently and apparently arranged the close military co-operation between Georgia and Israel. Largely due to arms sales Israel became the main investor in Georgian economy.
At the beginning of the war on 7th August Israel was eager to point out that at least two private Israeli mercenary and security firms, Defensive Shield and Global CST, had completed their contracts for training the Georgian army and that their personnel consisting of several hundred advisors had left the country together with their subcontractors at the end of July, just in time before the Georgian attack was launched a couple of days later.
The owner of Defensive Shield is Reservist Brigade General Gal Hirsch. Reservist Major General Israel Ziv serves as manager of Global CST. Gal Hirsch gave advice to the Georgian military about the formation of elite units modelled on the Israeli Sayeret Matkal Units, as well as about rearmament.

Note that General Gal Hirsch mentioned above was in charge of the border between Israel and Lebanon in 2006 where the false-flag by Israel
was sprung. The false-flag set off the 2006 invasion of Lebanon by Israel.

Posted by: librul | Jan 23 2021 13:57 utc | 166

I just now chanced upon this link:
Article is from Oct 15, 2019

Headline: US diplomats involved in trafficking of human blood and pathogens for secret military program

http://www.free21.org/us-diplomats-involved-in-trafficking-of-human-blood-and-pathogens-for-secret-military-program/?lang=en

Posted by: librul | Jan 23 2021 14:30 utc | 167

@ librul | Jan 23 2021 14:30 utc | 167

The author of that piece is Bulgarian investigative journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva.

She has been writing prolifically for much for the last ~5 years on arms smuggling, Eurasian US bioweapons research facilities/incidents, gain of function virus work, and sars-CoV2. She isa Serena Shim laureate. I've seen her stories in places like ZH, medium.com, UNZ and Last American Vagabond, and her interviews on some youtuber channels.

The facts that GOOGLE search buries her work, and Wikipedia disappeared her entry is pretty telling evidence that the investigative work she does irritates the Borg.

Posted by: gm | Jan 23 2021 15:11 utc | 168

One might speculate that the entire 'display' at the inauguration ceremony was not only to protect the incoming as they came in, but also in no small measure to offset the kind of display that apparently did go forward from the military, that is of a negative crowd, such as occurred during the campaign -- negative meaning nada, none, no common person cheering them on. That might have been why Bernie huddled as well, the coldness of the occasion penetrating his soul. One might further speculate that this is the ultimate significance of the apparent determination to proceed with every measure designed to affront and insult the populace at large. The speech called for largesse; small measures will only cut further into the divide, deepen the chasm.

Surely this will not hold. Tensions will build. And if indeed the Congress, the Senate fills precious time with the inanity of an impeachment proceeding, I don't think the people will stand for it.

Socrates himself had surely hoped he could restore Athens to greatness in the path in life he chose - greatness in terms of law, virtue, and citizen government. In that quest he failed as assuredly as did Don Quixote. But Plato saw the larger purpose and crafted his dialogues accordingly. If anything is to be done it is the people who will have to take it upon themselves to do it. It ought never to have come to this but it seems there is no other course of action to take. The torch indeed has been passed, not for violent action but for a reworking of the politeia itself. How that is going to happen I frankly don't know, I only speculate that it will.

Posted by: juliania | Jan 23 2021 15:21 utc | 169

Twitter Sued for Hosting Child Pornography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhCqFORlaYI&feature=youtu.be (11 min)

Twitter has been hosting and profiting from child pornography for more than a decade. The latest lawsuit, brought by the National Association on Sexual Exploitation on behalf of a victim, accuses the platform of "benefiting from a sex trafficking venture in violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act"; "violation of duty to report child sexual abuse material"; and "receipt and distribution of child pornography." Since Twitter is hosted by Amazon Web Services, we can only assume that Amazon has no objection to Twitter's activities.


Twitter refused to remove child porn because it didn’t ‘violate policies’: lawsuit

https://nypost.com/2021/01/21/twitter-sued-for-allegedly-refusing-to-remove-child-porn/

Twitter bans U.S. President but lawsuit alleges Twitter refuses to ban child...[pornography]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI88RzDpyiU&feature=youtu.be (11 min)

Posted by: gm | Jan 23 2021 15:26 utc | 170

BIDEN Ramps Up Troops Into SYRIA On First Day As President (Jimmy Dore, 9:40 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1QiulgahxU

Posted by: gm | Jan 23 2021 16:41 utc | 171

@169 juliania

If it's to be the people, then it has to be a political movement, one that can articulate clear policies. If this were to happen in conjunction with new forms of organized working - one could speculate about this latter, but let that concept stand bare bones for the moment - then possibly a groundswell could occur that would gather force over the years.

The goal would be not to overthrow the existing order, but to replace it over time. This, through not only the movement's elected representatives gradually taking their place in government (and being kept immune from corruption - another detail to be figured out), but also through an alternative economy developing that was immune to the Wall Street casino.

If the goal were to overthrow the existing order, then that's a scenario I don't even want to imagine.

So the popular rejection of this status quo with a clear example of the better thing that replaces it, is the ideal, I think.

Posted by: Grieved | Jan 23 2021 16:43 utc | 172

Anyone that gives the U$A's outgoing admin. credit for anything other than family grifting, is, at best, terminally naive...

Or, maybe willfully ignorant of historical reality...

Posted by: vetinLA | Jan 23 2021 17:01 utc | 173

Regarding the incoming admin.: Watch what they do, not what they say. The electoral college installed DJT and Biden.

Stay tuned....

Posted by: vetinLA | Jan 23 2021 17:06 utc | 174

@ Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 22 2021 22:30 utc | 153

It's next to impossible to find any organizational competence left in American government institutions, besides blatantly funneling money into the wallets of oligarchs.

Posted by: J W | Jan 23 2021 17:25 utc | 175

@gm | Jan 23 2021 15:11 utc | 168
She has been on the Sunday Wire show several times. She does good work.
https://21stcenturywire.com/

Posted by: Norwegian | Jan 23 2021 17:42 utc | 176

Grieved @ 149

It is a blunt instrument and it was implemented in quite a brutish way here in South Africa. There are countless videos of police and soldiers beating/physically abusing people for not complying with the lockdown. The South African government was even taken to court over the sheer irrationally of some of the regulations issued during lockdown. Some were down right arbitrary. For example shoes with open toes were not allowed to be sold. I’m still not sure how that’s supposed to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

'Sheer irrationality': Minister has 14 days to amend lockdown regulations, says judge

Posted by: Down South | Jan 23 2021 18:12 utc | 177

Thanks for your response, Grieved @ 172. How actual history proceeds will determine what is possible given the gigantic unknowns we face, which I had felt Biden clearly laid out in an unusual speech that had me hoping he would 'hit the ground running'. (That was the only part of the proceedings I watched and listened to, the speech itself.) It all sounded as though positive domestic priorities would be on his desk right away - but I don't count the sports/gender issue to be in any way a national priority, so that dimmed those hopes immediately.

I think you are correct, the pendulum swings back very slowly, and those 75 million who voted for Trump will surely be joined by millions who didn't as the economy crumbles. I'd above all else like them to have positive avenues to explore, and serious respect, but that's just me, so I didn't put that in my post. But I'll say a silent prayer that your best scenario is the one followed. There has to be a way forward that doesn't involve further chaos even if it's only inch by inch.

Posted by: juliania | Jan 23 2021 18:23 utc | 178

The Clown show continues. The Daily Mail reported that the Bidens were locked out of the White House on Inauguration day. President Trump’s butler was fired hours before the inauguration and no one was there to open the door.

Posted by: Norwegian | Jan 23 2021 19:02 utc | 179

The South African government was even taken to court over the sheer irrationally of some of the regulations issued during lockdown. Some were down right arbitrary. For example shoes with open toes were not allowed to be sold. I’m still not sure how that’s supposed to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

'Sheer irrationality': Minister has 14 days to amend lockdown regulations, says judge

Posted by: Down South | Jan 23 2021 18:12 utc | 177

Regardless of location few if any of these new regulations appear to have anything to do with preventing transmission

Its all about enforcing compliance. Fear-mongered compliance for the sake of compliance and nothing more

Posted by: Triden | Jan 23 2021 19:04 utc | 180

Another Tblisi Lugar biowapons Center investigative report by Dilyana Gaytandzhieva


Project G-2101: Pentagon biolab discovered MERS and SARS-like coronaviruses in bats

By Dilyana Gaytandzhieva -April 30, 2020

Two years ago, I investigated an alleged laboratory accident at the Lugar Center, the Pentagon biolaboratory in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, which had resulted in the death of two Filipinos working in the laboratory. The death cases were hidden by the local authorities but I recorded on camera witnesses who testified about this tragic incident.

However, what then seemed to me to be a local issue, turned out to be part of a bigger story. The Lugar Center in Georgia is just one of the many Pentagon biolaboratories in 25 countries across the world. They are funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) under a $ 2.1 billion military program – Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP), and are located in former Soviet Union countries such as Georgia and Ukraine, the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. Much of their work is classified and includes projects on bio-agents and pathogens with pandemic potential.

Posted by: gm | Jan 24 2021 0:11 utc | 181

Engineered Viruses Are the New Biological Weapons, Here's What You Need to Know (Sept 15 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBBIfGaml0c

Posted by: gm | Jan 24 2021 0:23 utc | 182

Twitter video from yesterday: Biden allegedly mumbles "I Don't know what I'm signing", as he is guided by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (redhead) to sign a stack of executive orders, with Evil Nancy, Sen.'Stapler-thrower' Klobuchar, and other congress-creatures looking on approvingly.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ODDMQNSTER/status/1352795316735492096?s=19

Posted by: gm | Jan 24 2021 0:48 utc | 183

"Biden Betrays Georgia Voters Over $2000 Checks." Jimmy Dore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgCf20cyrz8 (12:32 min)

Posted by: gm | Jan 24 2021 1:30 utc | 184

Straight talk about "Somebody in Authority (?)", still nameless, banishing 5000 National Guards the day after the Inaugural, to a Capitol parking garage with only a single two-holer toilet.

National Guard KICKED OUT Of The Capitol And Into Parking Garage! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQklzL2S5W4 (11 min)

Posted by: gm | Jan 24 2021 1:56 utc | 185

@librul #166

"For the last seven years Israeli companies have prepared Georgia for the war against Russia – by arms deliveries, training of troops and the creation of elite units."

The Russians overran Georgia in about 3 days.
or
The western/Israeli trained and equipped Georgian military manged to slow down the Russian forces so it took them 3 whole days to defeat the country.

Maybe the Georgians weren't motivated to risk their lives fighting the Russians. But even a small number of a couple of 1000 of adequately trained and equipped and willing to fight soldiers should be able to put up a more effective resistance. Or was the training not worth the bribes that came with the deals?

Posted by: GoverntheMente | Jan 24 2021 6:18 utc | 187

"Another way to look at this is we just saved billions attending to the social costs of fossil fuel extractors, and ended crony capitalist support for an industrial megaproject which dispossessed indigenous peoples and polluted their land. Natgas is and has been a failing industry."
Posted by: fnord | Jan 21 2021 16:49 utc | 20

You bring to mind a point my father raised during one of our Sunday dinner debates many moons ago, and although the specific example he used at the time is lost to me now the lesson remains the same.
My dad was railing against a particular human behaviour that was causing irreparable damage, the cost of which would have to be born by innocent third parties at a later date. He referred to the people engaged in said behaviour as expecting the rest of us in society to subsidise their chosen lifestyle with our own futures.

The gas frack-a-thon is a wonderful case in point.
Why on Earth should we all collectively be expected to put up with an industry that is largely based upon short-dicked men deriving their illusory feelings of masculinity by playing with Tonka Trucks, bull-dozing/drilling/fracking/pumping/compressing/piping/trucking a product that is rapidly following coal down the shit-chute of history, (and while solar/wind + battery storage is now globally the cheapest and currently the cleanest form of energy available), and leaving the tab for the damage to be picked up by future generations.
They expect, nay demand, that we support their childish and selfish lifestyle choice. I, for one, have had it up to the eyeballs with them and all their ilk.

Another example that comes to mind (with thanks to Jello Biafra) is using virgin forest timber to make wood-chips that is then bleached and processed into toilet paper. He referred to it as "wiping your ass with your own future".

Yet another example are the assholes that hunt rare and endangered animals, "big-game"-style, which only ends up removing vital apex predators and other species that have a niche role in maintaining and equilibrium in the environment leaving a range of downstream knock-on effects.
In a similar vein, you could add an Australian example found in the kind of fuck-wits that want to go on a mass shark-murdering spree every time a surfer gets bitten by a shark, never being cognisant of the fact that it is probably in part due to the fact that we have taken most of the sharks' food out of the ocean, so they tend to have a bite at anything that appears to be alive and kicking in the water, and, swimming at a hungry Apex-predators' dinner table at meal-time has always seemed a bit foolhardy to one as risk-averse as myself.

But we really do need to look at (especially) larger scale behaviours among our species that need to be stopped (potentially even by force if necessary), so that future generations don't spend their entire lives scavenging for food in a toxic hell-hole. I say this as a forty-eight year old man-child who has little-to-no interest in having children of my own, so I'm not really all that sure why a give a hoot, other than to say it has always felt to me since I was a kid that being "un-cool", is really being "un-cool".

The more I think about it, the more that it seems to be really close to THE core of so many problems that require addressing to save not only our species, but the entire biosphere as we inherited it. I think I just re-discovered the "pub-test" via a different route.

Sorry, rant over for the day. Feel better now.


Posted by: Jon_in_AU | Jan 24 2021 16:00 utc | 188

@Jon_in_AU | Jan 24 2021 16:00 utc | 188

My dad was railing against a particular human behaviour that was causing irreparable damage, the cost of which would have to be born by innocent third parties at a later date. He referred to the people engaged in said behaviour as expecting the rest of us in society to subsidise their chosen lifestyle with our own futures.

This is a pretty accurate description of the behavour of the proponents of "green" politics, some of which may be well meaning and some are blatant liars. They both build their house of cards on the non-scientific lie that CO2 is a danger to life on earth in general, expecting the rest of society to subsidise them to become insanely rich (ref. Musk/Tesla and others).

Posted by: Norwegian | Jan 24 2021 16:19 utc | 189

Re: Hologram-Joe
"Ha, ha, ha. Do you think this is the real Joe Biden? ... IT IS!"
*blam* *blam* *blam* *blam* *blam*
God bless Paul Verhoeven. A true genius.

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Jan 21 2021 19:18 utc | 41

You are talking about the film rendition of the tale by Phillip K Dick? He's my favourite SF writer. I have a deep respect for his work. You just brought on a reverie... Thanks for the memories. ;O)

Posted by: Jon_in_AU | Jan 24 2021 18:54 utc | 190

Re: #107, IIRC, the NIH saw the actual 32 studies, agrees ivermectin's effectiveness per Covid19 (at all stages) is indisputable, and changed it's prohibition, and US doctors are now allowed to prescribe it for the virus. This happened at the time of the inauguration, and also when, coincidentally, the official Covid19 PCR test protocol recommended Ct (cycle threshold) was reduced to 30 (or 35?) from the up-to-just-now 40/45. Perfectly clear that the resulting dramatic reduction in 'cases' will be attributed to the vaccines (which are actually not 'vaccines', just as 'cases' are false positive test results, not classic 'cases'.)

Posted by: Nancy Sutton | Jan 25 2021 3:32 utc | 191

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