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January 04, 2022

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Paul | 203

Greenland is *hugely* strategic in poking a US spoke in the increasingly viable Russian Northern Sea Route.

>I believe Greenland is self governing,
Yes
>not 'owned' by Denmark
it’s a Danish territory

>was never for sale.
No. But Trump wanted to buy it. He’s a NYC realestate mafioso. Everything is for sale (if the offer is right) OR. If you are made an offer you shouldn’t refuse.

>Trump was advised by an Australian geologist at the time of his bizarre proposal.
Ok.

>Greenland Minerals [ASX] et al. Rare earth mining produces toxic uranium by product waste, unless handled very carefully.
I cant imagine the US doing that.
?Missing your point…. Are you saying US would or wouldn’t contaminate groundwater /landscape with poor environmental practices?

>Who cares how many Greenlanders there are?
During the “Let’s buy Greenland” Trumpism, I saw many a thread calculating that the US could spend “chump change” and pay everyone on Greenland up to $10m to move to the US, or nation of their choice…. and it would be a viable economic and military investment as controlling Greenland allows for thwarting the Russian NSR.

“We bought Louisiana, we bought Alaska… let’s buy Greenland”.

>Or are they expendable as just more mining overburden?
In the calculation of some… (see above^), yes.

>Greenland is in an ideal position to use its extensive mineral resources for the exclusive benefit of Greenland's small population. Good luck to them.
The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund is a suitable model. By contrast, the greedy UK blew it with North Sea oil.
Agree.

BTW Thule military base is increasing its footprint and “capability” to “deter Russia” (from gaining an economic and military benefit from the NSR).

Posted by: Melaleuca | Jan 6 2022 8:25 utc | 202

One interesting theory appearing about Kazakhstan and the events there; That it is these opening moves that have allowed the Nazabarev Clan to be evicted in favour of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. That this is Judo taken to political extremes. (Guess by whom). Opposed to a more Syria style than Maidan for the regime changers..

Ie. The Us'ists start by a violent "revolution" relying on imported pre-disposed caches of arms, the Nazabarev clan flee, leaving a Pro-Russia Gov. in charge. (Tokayev) Using that as an argument to call on the CSTO for immediate action. (Which will be limited to protecting the various useful points and industries, while leaving the direct control over rioters to the local forces.)

Note that the first Special forces have already arrived (from Belarus ).

ie. The US'ists are exposed, the Gov. has been changed, "all" that is left is to bring calm back. Which will depend on the original rioters not being able to increase their numbers of active participants through the media and self-victimisation. Cut off "social media and the TV", -Isolate and eliminate, is still possible.

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Ps. I have written away for the three day course on "How to be a Kazakhstan expert. (Contains a map and other useful information for debutants)", but they have become very hard to find because of sudden demand from the MSM. So Please take the above comments as "opinion".

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PPS. Please continue Karlof1, as the extracts you post not only are useful - they are selective, which I deeply appreciate.

Posted by: Stonebird | Jan 6 2022 9:48 utc | 203

North Korea announces successful test of hypersonic missile.

Kim Jong-un, "Hey guys, don't forget about us!!!" Or "Hey Joe, how those hypersonic missile tests going for you???"

North Korea, keeping military analysts guessing since 1950

https://www.rt.com/news/545265-north-korea-unveils-missile/


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Posted by: Tom | Jan 6 2022 10:05 utc | 204

Ps. I have written away for the three day course on "How to be a Kazakhstan expert. (Contains a map and other useful information for debutants)", but they have become very hard to find because of sudden demand from the MSM. So Please take the above comments as "opinion".

Posted by: Stonebird | Jan 6 2022 9:48 utc | 208

Course is given by Borat Sagdiyev? If so you are likely to be well versed in how Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, or something like that. Maybe the remake will have Borat sweating it out in what passes for a Lubyanka prison these days, where in the times of Stalin it was said (might have been Karl Radek) from the basement one had a view of Siberia, and the steppes of Kazakhstan as well.

Maybe you will have presentations like this.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1478973691711139840

Posted by: Tom | Jan 6 2022 10:22 utc | 205

A few more comments about Sir Anthony of Kazakhstan.

The three advisers closest to Blair throughuot his time as "prime minister" were Jonathan Powell, Alastair Campbell and Sally Morgan.

It is public knowledge that each of these three was vested with royal prerogative powers by Queen Elizabeth. That means they were legally entitled to act in her name and, for example, to issue binding instructions to whoever has sworn allegiance to her.* In other words, the entirety of the public sector civil service.

There has never been any public commentary about this. It is just a fact. But it is unprecedented in the history of the British State.

Why do this? And why forbid any discussion?

Can anybody here guess the answer?


And there is a very clear connection between Malcolm Wall, of Anglia Television fraud infamy, and Sir Anthony of Kazakhstan, of Iraq War infamy.

That connection is Lord Clive Hollick

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Hollick,_Baron_Hollick


A man that began at Hambros Bank and ended up at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, while in-between he was a socialist at the Institute of Public Policy and Research.

Wall's boss at Anglia Television, and Blair's boss in Parliament.


*Most of the time we, the great unwashed, were unable to see when this trio were using their powers. One exception is Alastair Campbell and his "Sexed-up Dossier". How come Campbell was able to chair meetings of the Joint Intelligence Committee? How come Sir John Scarlett allowed Campbell to insert his "45 minutes from doom" crap?

Well, there is your answer. Cos Lillbet said so!

Posted by: John Cleary | Jan 6 2022 10:41 utc | 206

Lilibet

Posted by: John Cleary | Jan 6 2022 10:42 utc | 207

On the "China's Excellent, Very Good Year" thread, Malchik Ralf said:

The day that Winnie The Pooh is allowed again in China will be the day I can start seeing them in a more positive light.

I was going to tell him that Disney's Winnie the Pooh is actually legal in China, as with every other Disney IP I can think of (gimme a shout if there are exceptions), but 'Jake the Snake' beat me to it:

You'll be happy to know that Winnie the Pooh isn't banned in China. You can buy Winnie the Pooh merchandise. This rumour was started because China only screens 34 foreign films in cinemas a year, and Christopher Robin 2 was not chosen as one of those films (nor was the first, actually, and that precedes claims of a ban).

IIRC it was something about a controversy regarding comparisons being made between the yellow ursine and China's president Xi.

On another note

Christopher Robin 2

Having ignored news of new Disney IPs since their decision to boycott the state of Georgia for its anti-abortion laws in 2019, I was rather surprised to hear that there'd be a sequel to the 2018 Christopher Robin film. Looked it up, but was disappointed to find no references to any announcement.
@Jake the Snake, if you're reading this, where do you get the idea that a Christopher Robin 2 has been made or is in the works?

Posted by: joey_n | Jan 6 2022 10:53 utc | 208

January 5 riots in Kazakhstan (continued from comment #133)

  • (Kazakhstan) State of emergency introduced
  • (Pavlodar) Riots are suppressed (vid); drunk rioters explain that they are from Bayanaulskiy district villages (200 km away from Pavlodar) and were brought to the regional capital on buses in an organized manner
  • (Kazakhstan) Home internet enabled in some regions; mobile internet enabled for some users
  • (location unknown) First Kazakh cosmonaut Toktar Aubakirov proposes requesting CSTO assistance on Khabar 24 TV channel broadcast (vid)
  • (Almaty) Rioters capture the airport (vid), force passengers out of the terminal, proceed to loot (vid)
  • (Kazakhstan) 8 members of police and the National Guard dead, 317 injured

January 6 riots in Kazakhstan

  • (Kazakhstan) Home internet enabled
  • (Almaty) Massive looting of ATMs, shops, offices (vid, vid, vid)
  • (Nur-Sultan) Tokaev requests CSTO assistance, says rioters are terrorist gangs trained abroad, therefore, their actions can be considered an external attack
  • (Almaty) Rioters leave the airport; there’s no one in the airport except one plane with passengers on the apron
  • (Almaty) Anti-terrorist operation starts
  • (Almaty) The airport is liberated, 2 soldiers die
  • (Nur-Sultan) Tokaev makes Yermek Sagimbaev, the head of the State Security Service, the new head of the National Security Committee
  • (Yerevan) After a call with Tokaev, Armenian President Nikol Pashinyan, who is the current Chairman of the Collective Security Council, begins consultations with leaders of CSTO countries
  • (Kazakhstan) The websites of the President, the Ministry of Healthcare, the National Bank, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Almaty Mayor’s Office and Nur-Sultan Mayor’s Office resume operation
  • (Almaty) Anti-terrorist forces enter the city center (vid), fighting starts (vid), citizens are asked through loudspeakers to evacuate the streets
  • (Eurasia) Based on Article 4 of the Collective Security Treaty, CSTO Collective Security Council decides to send CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces into Kazakhstan (official announcement in Russian)
  • (Kazakhstan) The websites of the President, the Ministry of Healthcare, the National Bank, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Almaty Mayor’s Office and Nur-Sultan Mayor’s Office stop working again
  • (Almaty) Internet turned off
  • (Kazakhstan) The National Bank temporarily suspends operation of all financial organizations
  • (Almaty) 50 APCs, armored cars and military trucks surround 200 armed rioters at the Republic Square in the city center
  • (Almaty) Military forces leave the Republic Square
  • (Almaty) Police spokeswoman Saltanat Avirbek says dozens of rioters attacking police stations during the night were killed, says the anti-terrorist operation is still ongoing at three police buildings
  • (Aktau) Peaceful protesters remain at the main square (vid)
  • (Almaty) 7 more malls are looted
  • (Kazakhstan) According to the Ministry of Healthcare, more than 1000 people were injured during the riots, 400 of them hospitalized and 62 in ICUs
  • (Russia) Russian Airborne Forces troops leave for Kazakhstan (vid); Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Tajikistan will also participate in the operation
  • (Almaty) Rioters gathering again at the Republic Square
  • (Almaty) Emergency notifications are broadcast over TV and sent over SMS warning citizens to stay away from windows during the anti-terrorist operation
  • (Almaty) Rioters surround Hospital 1 and Hospital 7 and prevent staff and patients from entering (vid)
  • (Almaty) The airport suspends operation
  • (Almaty) Update: 353 policemen injured, 13 killed, including 2 decapitated
  • (Kyzylorda) Police forces have successfully suppressed attempts to start riots during the night
  • (Armenia) Armenia sends 70 peacekeepers to Kazakhstan
  • (Almaty) Five TV channels were attacked on the previous day: MIR, Kazakhstan, Khabar, Evraziya and KTK
  • (Tajikistan) Tajikistan will send 200 peacekeepers to Kazakhstan
  • (Aktau) Protest organizers are asking protesters to go home
  • (Taraz) 3 police buildings burnt, 50 police cars damaged on the previous day
  • (Aktobe) The airport is freed from rioters
  • (Taraz) The police station is freed from rioters
  • (Semey) Mayor’s Office is freed from ritoers
  • (Kazakhstan) Entry closed to foreign nationals
  • (Nur-Sultan) Internet turned on
  • (Kazakhstan) Government introduces price controls on gas, diesel and LPG, stops export of cattle, potatos and carrots to stabilize prices
  • (Almaty) Police forces are combing the streets, 2000 people detained

Posted by: S | Jan 6 2022 12:40 utc | 209

Posted by: S | Jan 6 2022 12:40 utc | 214

Excellent time line, fixing the order of events is quite appropriate since there are voices in Ukraine and even in Russia proper claiming that the disbanding -with victims- in the central square of Almaty was carried out by the "occupying" forces this morning when there is a video of their arrival in the evening. The MSM is starting with its usual tricks, like The Guardian bracketing "peace keepers", El País "peace mission", NYTimes is more direct, Russian troops with no brackets.

The reaction has been swift, the CSTO has been put to action for the first time, for the foreign instigators whoever they are it was a long shot for success from the beginning since geography in this particular case is not in favor of empire, but the real struggle starts now with the info war and all sorts of conjectures as to who, how, why, and cui bono.

Posted by: Paco | Jan 6 2022 17:21 utc | 210

S | Jan 6 2022 12:40 utc | 214

Thank you S. Very interesting info.

"Rioters gathering again at the Republic Square". Shades of Maidan, but it can also act as a magnet to attract small groups of looters and lost rioters to return to the centre. Where they can be picked up?

Posted by: Stonebird | Jan 6 2022 17:23 utc | 211

Why did CBC’s The National close last evening with a feature about a yodeling man in Sudbury, Ontario (that’s Sudbury in Northern Ontario where I posted about concerns with contamination of river systems two weeks back, affecting the health of First Nations people in Northern Ontario and mentioned the CEO of Science North who moves to Arizona soon - near the largest reservation in the USA - following a post from b’s week in review, of which reviews I’m scared to read now.) ?

https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational/status/1479076849921703937?s=20

Could it have something to do with Roche?

“On December 27, Swissmedic approved the use of monoclonal antibody cocktail Ronapreve developed by Roche and Regeneron for use in the treatment and prevention of Covid-19.” (No all caps in Switzerland?)

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/society/covid-19_coronavirus--the-situation-in-switzerland/45592192

Covid-19 and sepsis can be similar so Roche has tests to tell the difference.

(Scroll down to “Syndromic testing on the ePlex system”)
https://diagnostics.roche.com/global/en/c/covid-19-pandemic.html

Yodelayhee yodelayhee yodeloooo…

Seperate topic: how ‘bout those Swiss herbs though?? I don’t mention brand names but I think Riccola lozenges are very helpful for warding off infections. Just my personal opinion.

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Jan 6 2022 17:53 utc | 212

Are the criminals investigating themselves? Again.

re: Jan 6th riot

The FBI knew well ahead of time - days and weeks - about the planned Jan 6th protests.

The leader the Proud Boys was a prolific informant for the FBI.
If the leader of the Proud Boys knew about a planned Jan 6th demonstration at the Capitol Building
then so did the FBI.

The criminals are investigating themselves again.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-proudboys-leader-exclusive-idUSKBN29W1PE


Posted by: librul | Jan 6 2022 18:07 utc | 213

Below is a link to the latest from Wall Street on Parade

Wall Street Banks Have an Alibi for their $11.23 Trillion in Emergency Repo Loans from the Fed – It’s a Doozy

The alibi as provided by Citigroup
"
It went like this: “I am going to decline to comment on this open market operations data.”
"

I encourage folks to go read the posting and look at the chart at the end that show what we know of the emergency loans in this round as compared to 2008......and then think about that this is not getting any MSM coverage.....how far over the cliff are we?

Posted by: psychohistorian | Jan 6 2022 18:11 utc | 214

Swedes fighting "disinformation":

WaPo Article

Maybe soon to join NATO? (Let's hope not...)

Posted by: catb | Jan 6 2022 20:05 utc | 215

Posted by: Melaleuca @ 207 & Posted by: waynorinorway @ 205

Melaleuca,

I don't think the interests of Greenlanders are served by:

Having a big and expanding US military base, @ Thule.

Becoming expendable pawns in a futile big power competition, ie to thwart Russian access to the North West Passage. So much for freedom of navigation!

Moving to the US or any other country, even if given 10$ million each.[perhaps they are happy right where they are]

Having foreign for profit mining companies extract their mineral wealth and polluting the environment.

Having foreigners meddle in their affairs and politics.

waynorinorway,

I appreciate Norwegian solidarity with the plight of the oppressed Palestinians, despite the Stoltenberg gang. Norway knows what ugly and alien foreign occupation looks like. I think plenty of Scotts hate London ripping them off over North Sea oil and want independence.

Posted by: Paul | Jan 7 2022 3:40 utc | 216

S @214 Thank you for the play by play. I wish I’d seen something like this with intelligent commentary during Ukraine, but I hadn’t discovered MoA yet. This part really stuck out to me.

Rioters surround Hospital 1 and Hospital 7 and prevent staff and patients from entering

It doesn’t make a lot of sense for a grassroots revolution to block hospitals since there’s great potential for blowback ranging from the obvious lack of medical care for themselves to undermining support in the local populace by crossing a line.

However, this has been the modus operandi for western powers. The US used this questionable “strategy” at Fallujah and Israel did the same last year in Gaza.

Posted by: Dystopian | Jan 7 2022 13:56 utc | 217

From the official page of The Speaker of the House
titled:
Speaker Pelosi Remarks at Moderated Conversation with Historians Event on January 6th

https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/1622-0

And it is also our duty to establish and preserve the narrative of that day, and that is what we are doing today.


One year later, it is essential that we do not allow anyone to rewrite history or whitewash the gravity of what took place. It is our duty to find the facts of January 6th, to ensure such an assault on our democracy cannot happen again. And it is also our duty to establish and preserve the narrative of that day, and that is what we are doing today. One year later, I remain in awe of the courage of all of you, our Members, not only on that day, but every day since including now, as you share reflections and preserve the truth.

I hope you ate first.

Posted by: librul | Jan 7 2022 15:29 utc | 218

Thanks to Julie in recent comments with the Covid updates.....it takes a village...

Posted by: psychohistorian | Jan 7 2022 16:58 utc | 219

I'll join psychohistorian in thanking Julie for her last 4 or five posts - and more earlier.
I was just formatting R Kennedy's Ch.1 which I copied from Odysee into Word for easier reading and
making notes when those came in. I was on the part about ivermectin. So now I'm watching the Odysee vid
from #224 while doing that and it starts with an ivermectin story. It's kinda deja vu in a single time frame.

RKjr's book is a must, btw, at least the intro & ch. 1!!

Posted by: waynorinorway | Jan 7 2022 17:27 utc | 220

S @133 and @214

Thank you very much!

Posted by: spudski | Jan 7 2022 17:52 utc | 221


She has quite stirred up a hornets' nest, hasn't she?

Sir AnThony Blair of Kazakhstan

Petition to revoke Tony Blair’s knighthood hits 1m signatures
Creator of petition says former PM ‘caused irreparable damage to constitution of UK’ with Iraq war

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jan/07/petition-to-revoke-tony-blairs-knighthood-hits-1m-signatures

Posted by: John Cleary | Jan 7 2022 19:17 utc | 222

=> John Cleary | Jan 7 2022 19:17 utc | 233
Petition to revoke Tony Blair’s knighthood hits 1 million signatures

2002/2003 36 million people across the globe, 1.5 million in UK took part in protests against the Iraq war.
They were ignored.

2016 The Chilcot Report and Blair expressed “sorrow, regret and apology” for plans
that resulted in over a million (Non UK) Deaths. No resurrections.

2022 Blair awarded a knighthood, continuing the tradition of Jimmy Saville etc,
and demonstrating the utter depravity of an 'Establishment' no longer fit for purpose.

1 million signatures?? Not even a blip on the Establishment radar

Posted by: David K | Jan 7 2022 22:31 utc | 223

Posted by: David K | Jan 7 2022 22:31 utc | 234

I quite agree. Until the very last line.

I think you are wrong about this.

If you did your homework you would discover that I've been on Blair's case since the summer of 1994.

I roped him into what his pal Lord Hollick was up to at Anglia Television plc.
In return he tried a sleazy lawyer's trick.
That's when I became aware of the real Anthony Charles Lynton Blair. Nothing thereafter surprised me, because I never underestimated the malevolence to which he had become attached.


Speaking of Savile, you only have to go back to the first half of this year to find my postings about Jimmy Savile.

How I've tied him to Prince Charles (Don't mention Glencoe!), how I've tied Savile to the old queen Elizabeth (Don't mention Glencoe!)

The BBC are producing something about Savile, being played by Steve Coogan.

I'm pretty sure that it will not mention Glencoe.


I could go on some considerable amount, but there is no need. My point is that the pressures are building on the Mountbatten-Windsor dictatorship.

I'm sure that many erstwhile supporters are surprised that she should endorse all that he has done.


There are very few means by which we English can express our true feelings about our abusers.

I say we keep it going.

Posted by: John Cleary | Jan 7 2022 23:00 utc | 224


I saw this on Thursday and it struck me as peculiar. I've come back to it today, and on re-reading it stinks to hell.

This is an excellent example of how the dictatorship maintains discipline.

Bear with me:


6 Jan, 2022 16:32
Ex-peer sexually assaulted boy and attempted to rape girl – UK court
Former Labour politician Nazir Ahmed has been convicted of offenses committed almost 50 years ago

A court in the UK has found Nazir Ahmed guilty of the serious sexual assault of a boy and the attempted rape of a girl, both aged under 13, in offenses dating back to the 1970s.

The Pakistan-born politician was a teenager himself at the time of the offenses, Sheffield Crown Court heard. The prosecutor said that, while Ahmed had claimed all along that the allegations were a “malicious fiction,” a phone recording of a conversation between his two victims back in 2016 proved beyond reasonable doubt that the story had not been “made up or concocted.”

A woman who was party to that conversation recounted before the jury how Ahmed had attempted to rape her in the early 1970s.

The head of the Special Crime Division of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Rosemary Ainslie, praised the guilty verdict as proof that “where there is sufficient evidence, even in challenging cases, the CPS will bring a prosecution, put evidence before a jury and see rightful convictions,” and even when, as in this case, the defendant had held a “position of power, influence and responsibility for some time in the House of Lords.”

Ahmed’s two brothers, Mohammed Farouq and Mohammed Tariq, were charged with the indecent assault of the same boy whom Ahmed had also abused, but deemed unfit to stand trial. The politician was bailed pending a sentencing hearing to be held on February 4.

Ahmed is no stranger to allegations of sexual misconduct. He was forced to resign from the House of Lords in November 2020, following a conduct committee report that accused him of sexually and emotionally exploiting a vulnerable woman who had sought his assistance.

Ahmed has the dubious distinction of being the first peer recommended for expulsion. He stepped down of his own accord, however, before his colleagues could remove him from his post. The scandal that led to his downfall at the time was brought to public attention by an investigation carried out by the BBC program ‘Newsnight’.

https://www.rt.com/news/545326-nazir-ahmed-sexual-assault/


Nothing like this has ever happened before to a peer. Never. And look at what we are told.

**Fifty years ago, and no corroboration. When he was a teenager (sixteen or younger)

**Set up by a sting, courtesy of our friends at the BBC, in 2020. They don't *only* whitewash Mountbatten-Windsors.

**Isolated from his two brothers - "who were deemed unfit to stand trial"

The "slam dunk" evidence?

a phone recording of a conversation between his two victims back in 2016 proved beyond reasonable doubt that the story had not been “made up or concocted.”

You've got to be fucking kidding me.
It's another variation on the "reverse sting" theme.
It's Jeffrey Archer and Ted Francis circa 1999 all over again.

"I asked my friend to lie"

The other thing it calls to mind is poor old Barry George.
Stitched up for the murder of Jill Dando.
On the basis of a spec of dust that means nothing, but went unchallenged by his celebrity "human rights champion" lawyer.

That was an Archer crime as well.


I digress. It's clear this poor bastard has been well and truly Kippered by her maj.
Why?

So I looked him up. On wiki

Ahmed was created a life peer, Baron Ahmed, of Rotherham in the County of South Yorkshire, on 3 August 1998.
[16]


If you don't know, Rotherham is/was the epicentre of the child sex abuse tidal wave that took place from 1997 to 2010.

The Labour Party will never recover from that betrayal that split the party asunder.

My guess is that Baron Ahmed was not very happy about the omertà within the Labour Party.
And that is why he got sent down for the very offence that he tried to expose.

It certainly has the Mountbatten-Windsor style of malevolence.

Posted by: John Cleary | Jan 8 2022 2:09 utc | 225

Interesting, London and Denmark have peacked already with very little measures, vs France and Germany. As for Belgium it now gets a new wave thanks for the Dutchies who had to cross the border in order to enjoy bars and concerts since they were under pseudo-lockdown (not for religious congregations of course) since mid-december. Strangely enough, they had remained relatively low all throughout the Delta waves in their neighbours.
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2022/01/new-covid-cases-soar-again-but-hospital-admissions-continue-to-decline/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA-fvyGw-cc
(talking about London at 18')

Posted by: Julie | Jan 8 2022 12:55 utc | 237

Russia has been on a path of slow decline in cases since October.

I was reading a South African epidemiologist a few days ago who thought that this is a result of rising "herd immunity". I think he might be right. I think it is evident that there have been a lot more cases than then official statistics show. Especially in the west where they have been very ineffectual in slowing it down.

Posted by: Bemildred | Jan 8 2022 13:02 utc | 226

Does anyone have a clear answer?

Looking, thinking about, down the road...

If Omnicron is followed by another variant,
one that matches or beats Omnicron's ability to spread,
**but which is far more harmful to those infected with it***
what happens?

That is, are those that previously caught Omnicron
in a far, far better position than
those that have been relying on boosters?

Those that were given immunity by surviving Omnicron
will they **demand** that those without immunity - the
addicts of boosters - have, as Macron put it, their
"lives turned to hell"?

Reasoning: Those with natural Omnicron immunity are
less likely to spread the new variant than the booster addicts.

Thinking ahead.
These are questions. Non-troll feedback is appreciated.

Posted by: librul | Jan 8 2022 16:35 utc | 227

New interview with Michael Hudson up at link below.

Michael Hudson: On Debt Parasites

Posted by: spudski | Jan 8 2022 18:58 utc | 228


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Soulmates in stupidity ...

B, why don't you just fuck off and die. Your reporting on covid is, shall we say prostituting for big pharma and big government. How is you Nazi state this morning, getting ready to turn the unvaxed into the new untermensch and start the final solution. Got the yellow stars ready?

Those two would likely be alive if the government and big pharma wern't restricting treatments instead of relying on gene therapy. Where is your reporting on people who have died because of taking the vaccine? Cheap shot Bernard.

Posted by: Tom | Jan 8 2022 21:49 utc | 229

@227 librul

In answer to your first question, it seems unlikely that a new variant will beat Omicron's transmissibility (which is already acute). And as a virus mutates, it also would be atypical for a variant to be more virulent than Omicron, which as we know is very mild. That's if we're dealing with organic mutation, of course, and not something fabricated.

In other words, I suspect your scenario doesn't come to pass. But as to the relative weights of immunity, I'll take a stab, but only in very crude language.

Lacking the scientific knowledge for full precision, I can only use allegorical terms here to say that: the vaccines target a "slice" of the full range of "siblings" that make up the "family" of the virus. In contrast, natural immunity acquired from infection and recovery from any of the variants confers an immunity across the whole "familial spectrum" of the virus.

Wish I had the correct terms because there aren't many words missing - but the sense of that allegory is the general finding over two years. This is why a vaccine made to target one variant fails to stop a new variant, while natural immunity does stop it, even without having encountered it before. This is because every variant so far has remained within the general "family" and not crossed over into being a completely new virus.

If anyone can put the correct scientific terms in place of what I said there, please do.

~~

Having said that, some scientists are saying that the Omicron is even defeating the recognition of natural immunity, and infecting those previously infected by earlier variants.

That's an interesting aspect but I haven't seen any riffing on what that might imply. It does seem that Omicron infection provides immunity against Delta, which is a step in the direction you were hoping to go. But I haven't noticed any wider examination of all the variants and variables yet. I'm also out of touch in the last week or so, from Kazakhstan.

Perhaps John Campbell is the current best source to study on the nature of the Omicron variant as the studies from South Africa are revealing. Try these two:

Omicron science, good news [Dec 30, 2021]

Omicron is displacing delta [Jan 2, 2022]

Check all his latest videos, he has about a dozen on this variant.

And I see that Dark Horse is back with Q&A after a seasonal holidays break.

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I think your search continues, but as I said, I suspect your scenario may be moot. If Omicron is the secret herd immunity across all people, whether vaxxed or vaccine-free, and many people don't even know they had it, then the result is wonderful. Everyone becomes immune, and Omicron remains untested, simply accepted as colds, flu and assorted sniffles.

A good result.

Posted by: Grieved | Jan 9 2022 2:30 utc | 230

Speaking of Dark Horse, the latest podcast is up, and I see from the first comments that Heather Heying has the Omicron right now.

So this will be a rich episode, as we learn the battle from the field itself.

These two people have been beyond priceless throughout the pandemic, as many people already know. Bret interviewed Dr Malone and McCullough, Steve Kirsch, and I believe Geert Vanden Bossche, all early in the game. And their minds, and discussions, are scientific method itself.

These are the Dark Horse videos. The latest ones were live tonight, and it usually takes them a day to get a linked index to topics in the notes under the video. So I can't point anyone to anything. Wait a day for an index, or settle in now and watch the mystery unveil...

Posted by: Grieved | Jan 9 2022 2:42 utc | 231

Some science about ivermectin-resistance in nematodes. From a study done back in 2000. Is this a topic that should be discussed in the conversation about ivermectin use?

“The ability of organisms to evolve resistance threatens the effectiveness of every antibiotic drug. We show that in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, simultaneous mutation of three genes, avr-14, avr-15, and glc-1, encoding glutamate-gated chloride channel (GluCl) α-type subunits confers high-level resistance to the antiparasitic drug ivermectin.”

https://www.pnas.org/content/97/6/2674

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Jan 9 2022 12:50 utc | 232

Second question about ivermectin use. It can increase the strength of other medications such as benzodiazepines and barbiturates (according to Medscape.com). A study done in 2018 found that more than one in eight American adults used benzodiazepines in the past year. (From psychiatry.org )

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Jan 9 2022 13:01 utc | 233

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