Bulletin N° 935
“The Plot Against The President”
directed and produced by Amada Milius with John Eisenman
Based on the book, “The Plot Against the President,” by Lee Smith.
How Congressman Devin Nunes uncovered the operation to bring down the President of the United States. Following the book The Plot Against the President by investigative journalist Lee Smith, this feature length documentary explores new information and additional interviews as the case unfolds.
“The Social Dilemma”
by Tristan Harris, Jeff Seibert, and Bailey Richardson
Subject: Producing ‘Human Nature’ under Crisis Conditions: damned if we do, damned if we don’t, and damned anyway.
November 8, 2020
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
Last night I dreamt of a theater stage upon which hand puppets were performing. The puppet master was on stage, but blended into the background props so that he was hardly detectable. He held in his left hand a puppet representing Joe Biden and in his right hand, a replica of Donald Trump. The surrounding was a voluptuous garden, with exotic flowers. The puppet master had the two puppets arguing adamantly with one another, but from time to time they would reach down and snatch a beautiful flower and put it in a bag which lay next to the puppet master’s elbow, thus accumulating the treasures in the garden for the puppet master.
Part of this leitmotif was a war scene on the right side of the background, with guns blazing, bombs flashing, and drones firing rockets – all in the midst of screams of agony. Occasionally, the puppets would play a flute and draw children from the audience into the pit that lay in front of the war scene.
On left side of the background was a scene from the Supreme Court, where you could hear the din of lawyers arguing, judges waxing righteous, and plaintiffs pleading for justice.
Before the center panel stood the puppet master, hardly distinguishable from the background motif, continuing to accumulate the treasurers gathered by his puppets until I woke up. . . .
After looking at the psychotic political theater on the road over these past few days - and all the while observing who is being robbed of life and riches - I inspected my book shelves until a book jumped out at me; I picked up my old copy of R. D. Laing’s 1967 critique of psychiatric practice, The Politics of Experience, where in the first page he wrote:
Given the conditions of contemporary civilization, how can one claim that the ‘normal’ man is sane?
The conditions of alienation, of being asleep, of being unconscious, of being out of one’s mind, is the condition of the normal man.
Society highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd, and thus to be normal.
Normal men have killed perhaps 100,000,000 of their fellow men in the last fifty years. . . .
We are not able even to think adequately about the behaviour that is at the annihilating edge. But what we think is less than what we know; what we know is less than what we love; what we love is so much less than what there is. And to that precise extent we are so much less than what we are. . . .
In the fifth chapter of this book, Dr. Laing discusses “the schizophrenic experience” and the frequently violent nature of the doctor-patient (“subject-object”) relationship.
In the last decade, a radical shift of outlook has been occurring in psychiatry. This has entailed the questioning of old assumptions, based on the attempts of nineteenth-century psychiatrists to bring the frame of clinical medicine to bear on their observations. Thus the subject matter of psychiatry was thought of as mental illness; one thought of mental physiology and mental pathology, one looked for signs and symptoms, made one’s diagnosis, assessed prognosis and prescribed treatment. According to one’s philosophical bias, one looked for the etiology of these mental illnesses in the mind, in the body, in the environment, or in inherited propensities.
The term “schizophrenia” was coined by a Swiss psychiatrist, Bleuler, who worked within this frame of reference. In using the term schizophrenia, I am not referring to any condition that I suppose to be mental rather than physical, or to an illness, like pneumonia, but to a label that some people pin on other people under certain social circumstances. The ‘cause’ of ‘schizophrenia’ is to be found by the examination, not of the prospective diagnosee alone, but of the whole social context in which the psychiatric ceremonial is being conducted.
Once demystified, it is clear, at least, that some people come to behave and to experience themselves and others in ways that are strange and incomprehensible to most people, including themselves. If this behavior and experience fall into certain broad categories, they are liable to be diagnosed as subject to a condition called schizophrenia. By present calculation almost one in every 100 children born will fall into this category art some time or other before the age of forty-five, and in the United Kingdom at the moment there are roughly 60,000 men and women in mental hospitals, and many more outside hospitals, who are termed schizophrenic.
A child born today in the United Kingdom stand a ten times greater chance of being admitted to a mental hospital than to a university and about one fifth of mental hospitals admissions are diagnosed schizophrenic. This can be taken as an indication that we are driving our children mad more effectively than we are genuinely educating them. Perhaps it is our way of educating them that is driving them mad.
Most but not all psychiatrists still think that people they call schizophrenic suffer from an inherited predisposition to act in predominantly incomprehensible ways, that some as yet undetermined genetic factor (possibly a genetic morphism) transacts with a more or less ordinary environment to induce biochemical-endocrinological changes which in turn generate what we observe as the behavioral signs of a subtle underlying organic process.
But it is wrong to impute a hypothetical disease of unknown etiology and undiscovered pathology to someone unless he can prove otherwise.
‘The schizophrenic is someone who has queer experiences and/or is acting in a queer way, from the point of view usually of his relatives and of ourselves. . . .
That the diagnosed patient is suffering from a pathological process is either a fact, or an hypothesis, an assumption, or a judgment.
The psychiatrist, adopting his clinical stance in the presence of the pre-diagnosed, person whom he is already looking at and listening to as a patient, has tended to come to believe that he is in the presence of the ‘fact’ of schizophrenia. He acts as if its existence were an established fact. He then has to discover its cause or multiple etiological factors, to assess its prognosis, and to treat its course. The heart of the illness then resides outside the agency of the person. That is, the illness is taken to be a process that the person is subject to or undergoes, whether generic, constitutional, endogenous;, exogenous, organic or psychological, or some mixture of them all.’
Many psychiatrists are now becoming much more cautious about adopting this starting point. But what might take its place?
In understanding the new viewpoint on schizophrenia, we might remind ourselves of the six blind men and the elephant: one touched its body and said it was a wall, another touched an ear and said it was a fan, another a leg and thought it as a pillar, and so on. The problem is sampling and the error is incautious extrapolation.
The old was of sampling the behavior of schizophrenics was by the method of clinical examination. The following is an example of the type of examination conducted at the turn to the [19th] century. The account is given by the German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin in his own words.
‘Gentlemen, the cases that I have to place before you today are peculiar. First of all, you see a servant-girl, aged twenty-four, upon whose features and frame traces of great emaciation can be plainly seen. In spite of this, the patient is in continual movement, going a few steps forward, then back again; she plaits her hair, only to unloose it the next minute. On attempting to stop her movement, we meet with unexpectedly strong resistance; if I place myself in front of her with my arms spread out in order to stop her, if she cannot push me on one side, she suddenly turns and slips through under my arms , so as to continue her way. If one takes firm hold of her, she distorts her usually rigid , expressionless feathers with deplorable weeping, that only ceases so soon as one lets her have her own way. We notice besides that she holds a crushed piece of bread spasmodically clasped in the fingers of the left hand, which she absolutely will not allow to be forced from her. The patient does not trouble in the least about her surroundings so long as you leave her alone. If you prick her in the forehead with a needle, she scarcely winces or runs away, and leaves the needle quietly sticking there without letting it disturb her restless, beast-of-prey-like wandering backwards and forwards. To questions she answers almost nothing, at the most shaking her head. But from time to time she wails: ‘O dear God! O dear God! O dear mother! O dear mother!,’ always repeating uniformly the same phrases.’
Here are a man and a young girl. If we see the situation purely in terms of Kraepelin’s point of view, it all immediately falls into place. He is sane, she is insane; he is rational, she is irrational. This entails looking at the patient’s actions out of the context of the situation as she experienced it. But if we take Kraepelin’s actions (underlined above) – he tries to stop her movements, stands in front of her with arms outspread, tries to force a piece of breed out of her hand, sticks a needle in her forehead, and so on – out of the context of the situation as experienced and defined by him, how extraordinary they are!
A feature of the interplay between psychiatrist and patient is that if the patient’s part is taken out of context, as is done in the clinical description, it might seem very odd. The psychiatrist’s part, however, is taken as the very touchstone for our common-sense view of normality. The psychiatrist, as ipso facto sane, shows that the patient is out of contact with him. The fact that he is out of contact with the patient shows that here is something wrong with the patient, but not with the psychiatrist.
But it one ceases to identify with the clinical posture and looks at the psychiatrist-patient couple without such presuppositions, then it is difficult to sustain, this naïve view of the situation.
Psychiatrists have paid very little attention to the experience of the patient. Even in psychoanalysis the is an abiding tendency to suppose that the schizophrenic’s experiences are somehow unreal or invalid; one can make sense out of them only by interpreting them; without truth-giving interpretations the patient is enmeshed in a world of delusions and self-deception. Kaplan, an American psychologist, in an introduction to an excellent collection of self-reports on the experience of being psychotic, says very justly:
‘With all virtue on his side, he (the psychiatrist or psychoanalyst) reaches through the subterfuges and distortions of the patient and exposes them to the light of reason and insight. In this encounter between the psychiatrist and patient, the efforts of the former are linked with science and medicine, with understanding and care. What the patient experiences is tied to illness and irreality, to perverseness and distortion. The process of psychotherapy consists in large part of the patient’s abandoning his false subjective perspectives for the therapist’s objective ones. But the essence of this conception is that the psychiatrist understands what is going on, and the patient does not.’(pp.102-108)
Laing’s penetrating focus on experience which lies beyond behavior and usually out of sight, offers a radical perspective into social change. If we are being deceived, and we know we are being deceived, and we know that we know we are being deceived; then we must act or we will disappear! The question is how do we behave? What must we do to protect ourselves?
The 17 + items below are articles and essays that reflect the crises that now challenge us. The increased technological controls over minds and bodies in society by a few owners raise questions about social resistance movements and shared visions of the future of the world.
question remains: “What is to be done?” And the answer can be found in the
praxis of our daily lives. We are what we do. No more, and no less.
Professeur honoraire de l'Université Grenoble-Alpes
Ancien Directeur de Researches
Université de Paris-Nanterre
Director of The Center for the Advanced Study
of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego
The Essence of a Capitalist Society
with David Harvey
On this episode of David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof. Harvey argues that the transformation of the productive forces under capitalism require major adjustments in thinking. Much can be learned from China and repurposed to gain a much more sophisticated understanding of how to manage capital in its dying days and work towards the creation of a communist future.
What the Political Realignment Suggest about the Prospects for Fascism
by Ashton Rome
Is the left organized enough to fight neofascism?
with Marc Steiner
“Split US Vote Reflects Desperation”
with Richard Wolff
Trump was Never the Real Problem
by Kenn Orphan
“We’re at the beginning of a long struggle for justice”
with Chris Hedges and Paul Street
Beware of the Hawk: What to Expect from the Biden Administration on Foreign Policy
by Jeremy Kuzmarov
Regime Change In Washington Paves Way To More Nefarious Policies
by Moon of Alabama
US Murder Machine Now Under Competent Management
by Caitlin Johnstone
The Covid-19 Roadmap: Towards Global Economic Chaos and Societal Destruction
by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a “Test” To Lock Down Society
by Dr. Pascal Sacré, November 05 2020
The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society.
From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2020
Subject: [MCM] Smoking gun on all those bogus "cases," from DR. FAUCI, spelling out the fatal flaw in PCR tests, as administered (misused) by FDA
Not that anyone in "our free press" will pay attention, or, if they do, let it sink in.
Smoking gun: Fauci states COVID test has fatal flaw; confession from the “beloved” expert of experts
The COVID delusion is finished, blown apart
by Jon Rappoport
November 6, 2020
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OK, here we go. Smoking gun. Jackpot.
Right from the horse’s mouth. Right from the man we’re told is the number-one COVID expert in the nation. What Fauci says is golden truth.
Well, how about THIS?
July 16, 2020, podcast, “This Week in Virology”: Tony Fauci makes a point of saying the PCR COVID test is useless and misleading when the test is run at “35 cycles or higher.” A positive result, indicating infection, cannot be accepted or believed.
Here, in techno-speak, is an excerpt from Fauci’s key quote (starting at about the 4-minute mark ):
“…If you get [perform the test at] a cycle threshold of 35 or more…the chances of it being replication-confident [aka accurate] are miniscule…you almost never can culture virus [detect a true positive result] from a 37 threshold cycle…even 36…”
Each “cycle” of the test is a quantum leap in amplification and magnification of the test specimen taken from the patient.
Too many cycles, and the test will turn up all sorts of irrelevant material that will be wrongly interpreted as relevant.
That’s called a false positive.
What Fauci failed to say on the video is: the FDA, which authorizes the test for public use, recommends the test should be run up to 40 cycles. Not 35.
Therefore, all labs in the US that follow the FDA guideline are knowingly or unknowingly participating in fraud. Fraud on a monstrous level, because…
Millions of Americans are being told they are infected with the virus on the basis of a false positive result, and…
The total number of COVID cases in America—which is based on the test—is a gross falsity.
The lockdowns and other restraining measures are based on these fraudulent case numbers.
Let me back up and run that by you again. Fauci says the test is useless when it’s run at 35 cycles or higher. The FDA says run the test up to 40 cycles, in order to determine whether the virus is there. This is the crime in a nutshell.
Click on the link for the rest.
COVID-19 Exposes Economic Misery as U.S. Capitalism’s “New Normal”
by Danny Haiphong
Same Facts, Opposite Conclusions – #PropagandaWatch
with James Corbett
Nine COVID Facts: A Pandemic of Fearmongering and Ignorance
by Jeff Harris
Ever since the alleged pandemic erupted this past March the mainstream media has spewed a non-stop stream of misinformation that appears to be laser focused on generating maximum fear among the citizenry.
Secretive HHS AI Platform to Predict US Covid-19 Outbreaks Weeks in Advance - unlimitedhangout.com
by Whitney Webb
“The Most Dangerous Disease in the World”
awaken with J.P.
Enough conspiracy, let’s stick to data and science to end the lockdowns
by Mark Jeftovic
The Covid-19 Numbers Game: The ‘Second Wave’ is Based on Fake Statistics
by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Medical Doctor Warns that “Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise” from Mask Wearing
by John C. A. Manley
The Post-Covid-19 World: A Permanent Dystopia
by Helen of DesTroy
After the Virus: The World of 2025
with James Corbett
and Our Dystopian Future
by Mike Whitney
A Look into the Debate in Search of Popular Consensus for “Covid-19 Politics”.
The missing COVID virus—answering critics’ objections
by Jon Rappoport
From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2020
Subject: [MCM] On the viral status of SARS-CoV-2: Dr. Meryl Nass on Jon Rappoport's thesis
From Meryl Nass:
Dr. Thomas Cowan believes that no viruses exist. Dr. Andrew Kaufman is science-light. Those are Mr. Rappoport’s guiding lights.
Why did that CDC document written in February say CDC had no quantifiable virus samples available? Because CDC was scamming the US citizenry by creating a faulty test for Covid (and they were quickly informed that it was faulty, but they did not fix it) and refusing to allow anyone else to offer a valid test, until Feb 29. Of course they had the virus. But they were not sharing their information nor any samples with anyone until forced, on Feb 29. I suspect this was part of a plan to allow the virus to spread through the US in the absence of a means to detect it with tests. But perhaps it was simply gross incompetence and hubris.
You can call SARS-2 anything you want, but it acts like a virus. But it is transmitted between people and some animals, whether you choose to believe it is alive or dead. It is grown in labs. It is transmitted between animals in labs. It can be destroyed (I call it killed) in a broth, petri dish, test tube with a number of drugs. And its relatives were experimented on in labs, after the progenitors were taken from bats. And you have to grow them (viruses or whatever you call them) in labs in order to experiment on them.
SARS-2 grows in cells in the back of the nose and throat at first, then moves into more cell types and can kill you by initiating cell death, cytokine storm, hyoercoagulability.
No poisons do that. It can only happen if the virus GROWS and MULTIPLIES.
Here are some references, and I have included the beginning of the 3’d reference so you can see for yourselves if this is a virus, has been isolated, cultured, etc.
Akst J. Australian Lab Cultures New Coronavirus as Infections Climb. The Scientist. https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/australian-lab-cultures-new-coronavirus-as-infections-climb-67031.
2. CDC has grown the COVID-19 virus in cell culture, which is necessary for further studies, including for additional genetic characterization. The cell-grown virus was sent to NIH’s BEI ResourcesRepository for use by the broad scientific community.
Pathology. 2020 Oct 8
doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2020.09.012 [Epub ahead of print]
Virus isolation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) for diagnostic and research purposes
Sacha Stelzer-Braid,1,2,∗ Gregory J. Walker,1,2 Anupriya Aggarwal,3 Sonia R. Isaacs,1,2 Malinna Yeang,1,4 Zin Naing,4 Alberto Ospina Stella,3 Stuart G. Turville,3 and William D. Rawlinson1,2,4
Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer
Isolation of the new pandemic virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is essential for diagnostic and research purposes including assessment of novel therapeutics. Several primary and continuous cell lines are currently used, and new organoid and engineered cell lines are being developed for improved investigation and understanding of the human immune response to this virus. Here we review the growth of SARS-CoV-2 in reference standard cell lines, engineered cell lines and new developments in this field.
Key words: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, SARS-CoV-2, virus culture, cell culture, respiratory virus
Virus culture has been regarded as the reference standard of diagnostics for decades, as it allows for identification and isolation of active, replicating virus.1 However, more rapid and sensitive molecular techniques, typically nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT), such as real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), are now the major routine diagnostic tests used in virology diagnostic laboratories. Particularly with a novel or emerging virus such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), there are certain circumstances where virus isolation for diagnostic and research purposes remains important, including:
To test convalescent sera for neutralising potential, for example as therapeutics for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in intensive care units.
To determine whether infectious virus is present, particularly to inform return to work for previously infectious individuals such as health care workers; individuals with persistent PCR positive results on serial follow-up samples for viral clearance purpose; or when to discontinue transmission-based precautions for patients.2
As first line testing for SARS-CoV-2 inactivation efficacy of potential preventative or therapeutic compounds.
For use as positive controls in the evaluation of molecular assays.3
The first culture of SARS-CoV-2 internationally was reported by Caly and colleagues in Melbourne, Australia on 28 January 2020 and the cultured virus was rapidly shared globally with other researchers.4 The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a virus of Public Health Emergency of International Concern shortly afterwards on 30 January, and a pandemic on 11 March 2020.
Initial studies of SARS-CoV-2 virus culture were performed using the monkey kidney cell lines Vero-CCL81 and Vero E6.4 , 5 However, various cell lines have been reported as able to sustain SARS-CoV-2 growth and offer a closer approximation to the human immune response. We review here the growth of the virus in existing standard (monkey and human) and engineered cell lines. We discuss the utility of human cell lines in virus culture, and the potential for using these in human immunological and other studies.
SARS-CoV-2 virus isolation
The SARS-CoV-2 virus requires the angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor6 for entry into the host cell. This receptor is expressed in lung epithelial cells as well as endothelial cells lining the arteries, veins, capillaries, small intestine, testes, renal tissue and cardiovascular tissue.7, 8, 9 Infection of the host cell also relies on priming of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein by the transmembrane serine protease (TMPRSS).6 The ACE2 receptor is also used as the receptor for both SARS-CoV and the related human respiratory alphacoronavirus NL63.8
Clinical samples being collected for SARS-Cov-2 nucleic acid amplification tests are upper respiratory tract samples, typically sampling both the nose/nasopharyngeal and throat (oropharyngeal) with (preferably) flocked swabs, as recommended by the Australian Public Health Laboratory Network10 and World Health Organization.11 Lower respiratory tract samples including sputum (if produced) and bronchoalveolar lavage are collected if the lower respiratory tract is suspected to be involved, although risk of virus aerosolisation is higher.11 The virus is detectable by reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) in the stool of ∼30% patients, and while this may not be infectious, SARS-CoV-2 in one stool sample from a Chinese patient who died from COVID-19 was reported to be culturable after second round passage.12 The virus is not commonly detected in urine; only one of nine patients had a very low level of SARS-CoV-2 in urine detected by real-time PCR in a study by Peng and colleagues.13
From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2020
Subject: [MCM] A key flaw in the Kaufman/Rappoport thesis: CDC did NOT claim to have NO isolate of SARS-CoV-2
From Michael Green:
The only reason to spend time on Jon Rapport’s argument is that it distracts from the undisputable facts and should be quashed to avoid wasting more time.
We all agree that, if there is a SARS-CoV-2, it presents at most a minor medical challenge that has already been solved, and is being used as a pretext to shape the world into a medical martial law dystopia veering toward constant monitoring, tracking and control via external and internal devices powered by 5-G while wealth is extracted upwards. There was never a political point for 9/11 researchers to argue about whether a plane hit the Pentagon when all agreed that there was overwhelming interlocking convergent evidence that the Towers and B7 were taken down by controlled demolition, which implies the Big Picture on which we all agreed: 9/11 was a major false flag meant to reshape the world and should have been our sole focus.
Meryl Nass hasn’t paid sufficient attention to Jon Rappoport’s argument to appreciate how defective it is. Jon’s entire argument regarding the CDC document rests on a slanted systematic misreading of its text that becomes a deranged chant that the CDC as much as admits that it had no isolate of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/10/08/the-smoking-gun-where-is-the-coronavirus-the-cdc-says-it-isnt-available/
The CDC document simply states that it does not have a quantified isolate of the virus—i.e., it does not know the amount that it has—and it needs to know the minimal amount required to detect the virus with circa 95% sensitivity, so instead it is using a sample of full-length RNA of known density (titer) to determine that minimal amount. The CDC states that it wants to:
…determine the lowest detectable concentration of 2019-nCoV at which approximately 95% of all (true positive) replicates test positive. …Since no quantified virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV are currently available, assays designed for detection of the 2019-nCoV RNA were tested with characterized stocks of in vitro transcribed full length RNA (N gene; GenBank accession: MN908947.2) of known titer (RNA copies/μL) (emphasis added) https://www.fda.gov/media/134922/download
The CDC never says or implies that it lacks an isolated SARS-CoV-2 virus; it says only that it does not know how much it has so cannot determine the minimal amount needed to detect it reliably (95% sensitivity). Please read the original Oct 8, 2020 Rappoport article in detail and compare it with the CDC statement. I am no friend of the CDC, whose criminal skullduggery in generating this faux plague is legion.
Meryl says that Kaufman is science-light but doesn’t say quite enough how. I have endured enough Andrew Kaufman MD interviews and articles to risk sounding foolish or doing him an injustice. Kaufman’s key objections rely on applying Koch’s Postulates, so he argues even when a new virus is isolated this doesn’t prove it causes COVID—this is Rappoport’s SOUP objection—until and unless it is isolated and used to infect someone who then comes down with the same disease. Kaufman fails to recognize that we can skip that step if there is a distinct clinical syndrome from whose victims that new virus is reliably extracted and identified and there is and has been. Kaufman’s dotty ideas that it might be something toxic fail before the facts. Consider a great honest practitioner like Didier Raoult, whose studies routinely showed using (fallible!) PCR testing that the virus was quickly cleared by HCQ + antibiotic, and of course even better with Zelenko’s zinc added. See also Kristian Anderson’s “The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2” that gives the precise genetic make-up including a gross insertion of 12 nucleotides into the virus genetic code that was needed to produce the furin cleavage site allowing the virus to enter the host cell. (Anderson performs the disinformation miracle of declaring this potent evidence of SARS-CoV-2 being a bioweapon—the codon insertions that belongs to no near relative of this virus—to mean just the opposite, that the virus naturally evolved.) Nature Medicine | VOL 26 | April 2020 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0820-9 So, it’s a virus, and easily treatable, and a thin reed on which the NWO is now so firmly perched for the vast majority of its victims.
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Corporate Democrats Want to Run Against Trump-like Republicans Forever
by Glen Ford
From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Subject: [MCM] "The Year of Disguises": A devastating takedown of the mask propaganda (and more), by an organic chemist who really knows what he's talking about.
It boggles my mind when there is some notion that by wearing a face covering you are actually
doing a “service” to your neighbor and therefore everyone has to protect everyone by this. Actually,
the opposite is true. You are now becoming an additional potential source of environmental contamination.
You are now becoming a transmission risk; not only are you increasing your own risk but you are also
increasing the risk to others.
That's just a little snippet of a comprehensive expert analysis, not just of masks but the whole paranoid "contagion" fantasy that's driving the disastrous lockdown policies worldwide.
The Year of Disguises
2020 is a year of disguises. Some examples include computer odels/modelers disguised as “science/scientists,” Tyrants/Dictators/Totalitarians disguised as “elected officials,” propaganda machines disguised as “news sources,” brainwashing disguised as “information,” censorship disguised as “public health safeguard,” panic and fear disguised as “social responsibility.”
Even the virus itself has been disguised by humans as an “apocalypse.” But, the last part is not the doing of the virus, but the doings of a select number of humans who are responsible for many of the other disguises as well. And if you look at the totality of events in 2020, it is clear that the average citizen has been treated generally less than human, certainly not as adults in any case.
I believe we are in as great a crisis as a species as we have ever been. The crisis is not from some seasonal virus (which is a health issue), but it is from ourselves and what we have devolved into as a species (social, cultural, ideological issues).
I have debated with myself on how to approach the following essay. Under normal circumstances, it would be easy. But, the topic has been so warped and sensationalized into political and social hyperbole, it is difficult to get a handle on it. I could go at it strictly from a scientific perspective, but that would tune many people out.
After about two weeks of my own internal debate and several versions, I have decided to treat the readers of this essay as Human Adults. I will try to not get too technical but rather use rational arguments to approach the issue of a viral infection from the perspective of the virus molecule outside of the host, i.e., the natural environment.
Computer modeling is “a” tool, not “the” tool. The model is only as good as the assumptions put into the model. It has been clear from the start that the modelers have NO idea of how a virus works in the natural world. They have based their modeling on the assumption that the culprit is the human being. The human being must be controlled in order to control the virus. This is completely wrong. I hope to present arguments that illustrate the weaknesses of the modeling concepts.
The natural perceptive abilities, i.e. the physical senses, of human beings are quite poor. For example, we can see only a very, very small part of the electromagnetic spectrum, illustrated as follows:
Consequently, humans have difficulty understanding that which is not directly observable by their senses. Size and mass we do okay at, providing we can see it. We tend to have better abilities with larger things that we can observe. But, even size perception has its limits. For example, many people cannot grasp the scope of our universe.
Smaller things, things we cannot see we have trouble with. We live, and have always lived, in a world with things that are far smaller than our ability to detect without some instrumental aid. For example, when I tell people that their bodies are mostly empty space, they scoff. We have solid substance, they say, we can feel it. I respond that the reason we feel it is solid is because that is how our brain interprets it.
For example, neutrinos are subatomic particles with no mass. They do not interact with matter. We are bombarded by interstellar neutrinos throughout our lives. They pass right through us. It makes no difference where you live because they pass right through the Earth, too. You can live a whole lifetime and never have experienced a collision of a neutrino with a cell in your body. Think about it; is it difficult to grasp?
Yes, neutrinos are exotic and basically of interest to physicists. But we exist in a constant interaction with other not-so-exotic things.
Bacteria and fungi, at the cellular level, exist at the micron scale (see the scale diagram below). But, they have the cellular machinery to grow on their own, i.e., their cells will divide and multiply as long as they have nutrients. We cannot see them normally without a microscope. But, if they keep growing, eventually we can see them (as things such as moldy bread, or mildew on the wall), or even feel them (old vegetables that get a “slimy” feeling actually have a bacterial plaque on their surface). Both bacteria and fungi can form “spores” to protect themselves under harsh conditions. It is a form of hibernation.
We have bacteria and fungi in our bodies constantly. Our immune system usually keeps them at bay, or more accurately, keeps them in balance. However, if our immune system weakens, or if a balance is shifted towards the bacteria/fungi, the balance can tip in their favor and we can experience disease. We tend to have more difficulty with control of bacterial/fungal infections than viral infections. In fact, the most common cause of a fatal outcome due to viral infection, including coronavirus, is a bacterial infection.
The reason the second week of infection is considered the worry stage is NOT because of the virus; rather this is the time when a weakened immune system, either by exposure or by losing the balance battle cannot prevent the bacteria/fungi from taking off. Most people who die from influenza, coronavirus, even rhinovirus, do so primarily from pneumonia (bacterial infection) or some other systemic bacterial infection.
Other things, besides fighting a virus, can weaken the immune system. Aging, diabetes/obesity, liver disease, kidney disease, cancer, lung disease, other infections (viral/bacterial/fungal), stress, circulatory problems, cardiovascular disease, and several others all can cause weakened immune systems (that is why they are called “comorbidities”). Clearly, the number and degree of conditions that weaken your immune system greatly increase the risk of severe disease or death from any infectious disease (bacterial, fungal, or viral).
All of these things occur at a level where our senses cannot perceive them. Fortunately, our bodies recognize these things at the molecular level and it is our own chemistry (we call “biochemistry”) that intervenes, mainly in the form of our immune system.
"New Normal"on Social Distancing and the Facemask: Neglectful Caring and Compassionate Tyranny
by John C. A. Manley
“Woke” Corporations Supporting Black Lives Matter Quietly Bankroll Police
by MintPress News Desk
Twitter Surveillance Startup Targets Communities of Color for Cops
by Sam Biddle
From: Cat McGuire
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Subject: Re: Corporate Capitalism as Organized Crime, managed by thugs, tyrants and entrepreneurs.
For an eye opening understanding of organized crime, I highly recommend this essay by Ron Unz. Lots of new facts I'm quite sure most people are unaware of and will be surprised by.
American Pravda: the Power of Organized Crime
by Ron Unz
How a Young Syndicate Lawyer from Chicago Earned a Fortune Looting the Property of the Japanese-Americans, then Lived Happily Ever After as America's Most Respected Civil Libertarian Federal Appellate Court Judge
Security Archive [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2020
Subject: New Light in a Dark Corner: Evidence on the Diem Coup in South Vietnam, November 1963
JFK Was More Inclined toward Regime Change than Earlier Believed
“U.S. vs China”
with Richard Wolff
Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS), New Momentum in the Development of Trade and Investment
by Kester Kenn Klomegah
On October 28, the BRICS Business Council (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) during the forum reviewed its joint work for the previous years, discussed at length current business issues and, in particular tried to choose a path for the future.
“American Exceptionalism Won’t Save the U.S. Empire from Itself, or Stop China’s Rise”
by Danny Haiphong
“Muslim world takes aim at France”
with Rick Sanchez
We Are All Palestinian Jews
Palestinian prisoner al-Akhras continues hunger strike for 101 consecutive day
by Hala Zain
Israel lobby slaughters Corbyn again
by Asa Winstanley
“Sin Begets Sin:” The Fall of Jeremy Corbyn Will be Felt Around the World
by Miko Peled
‘This is Why Israel's Mass Protest Movement Will Never Lead to Change’
by Miko Peled
Broad unemployment in Israel reaches 22.7%
by Bar Lavi
‘This is about stopping free speech on Israel’
with Chris Williamson
Israeli State Censor Among Those Chosen for Facebook "Free Speech Court"
by Raul Diego
Report: Facebook “Complicit" in Role as "World’s Engine for Anti-Muslim Violence”
by Alan Macleod
Leaks by Mossad Point to Israeli Involvement in Deadly Iran Attacks
by MintPress News Desk
Lobby trying to reshape California education to shield Israel
by Nora Barrows-Friedman
Did Emgage get Palestinian activist blacklisted by Florida Democrats?
by Ali Abunimah
The Military-Industrial Complex, Israeli-Style. New Docuseries Touts Virtues of “Iron Dome”
by Kathryn Shihadah
From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Subject: [MCM] Jill Stein wins a major (if belated) victory in Wisconsin, for real elections (some day)
This news is, to put it mildly, bittersweet, since this win has rather obviously come too late to help repair the catastrophic damage, over decades, to the US voting system, whose corruption has helped put us where we are today, with yet another dubiouselection coming Tuesday. If the all-important issue of election theft had not been either blacked out or laughed off as "conspiracy theory," especially since Bush/Cheney's two fake victories (which brought on and then maintained the "war on terror"), we wouldn't now be "choosing" between a challenger who wasn't really nominated (just like four years ago), and an incumbent who, the forensic evidence suggests, wasn't actually elected (and clearly didn't even want to be).
Nor was it just the corporate media that pooh-poohed the fact, and existential danger, of election theft (until they pushed the fantasy that Russia somehow "rigged" the vote last time), but also the left/liberal press, which didn't just black out the story, but actively derided those who tried to tell it. For details on that collaboration, see the afterword to the paperback edition of my book Fooled Again, about the theft of the 2004 election (with the flagrant acquiescence of the Democrats).
That blackout continued through 2016, when the considerable evidence of theft was drowned out by the mammoth propaganda chorus pushing "Russia-gate," which served as an immense distraction from the high likelihood that Trump had been selected not by Russia, but by the same players who've been managing the outcomes of US elections for some time. Thus "Russia-gate" enabled the CIA and its Mighty Wurlitzer (including the "left" press) to cloud the issue once again; and so here we are today, with the Great Reset upon us, as the "war on terror" hit us 19 years ago.
Kudos, then, to Jill Stein (long since smeared as a Russian agent), as she's the only US presidential candidate who's ever spoken out about this mortal danger to US democracy (such as it is), and who then took bold steps to make that danger less. (By contrast, Bernie Sanders, though robbed twice, said nothing, much to his disgrace.)
Posted at Green Party of the United States Facebook group tonight:
BIG WIN FOR ELECTION INTEGRITY
The Stein 2016 #Recount campaign has won our court fight in Wisconsin, overcoming the final obstacle to a groundbreaking
examination of voting machine source code by defeating voting machine vendors' attempts to gag us from telling the public
what we find.
Statement from the Stein Recount CampaignOctober 30, 2020
Recount announces major legal win in Wisconsin, will proceed with groundbreaking examination of critical voting machine
software. Former Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein announced today a major victory for election integrity in litigation
arising from the Stein 2016 presidential recount. She celebrated the final defeat in Wisconsin's courts of voting machine vendors' attempts to impose a gag rule on the Stein 2016 recount, which clears the way for Stein's designated expert J. Alex Halderman to finally inspect the code that runs many voting machines used in Wisconsin and across the U.S., and disclose conclusions about the software;s reliability and accuracy to the public.
"This is a major win for voters everywhere," Stein noted. "The courts have affirmed that the largest manufacturer of voting machines in the US, Election Systems & Software, has no right to suppress the findings of our upcoming inspection of key election
software. That inspection will bring much needed transparency and accountability to the software that counts our votes. This win
affirms that corporations cannot shield the voting software we rely on from public scrutiny. With election integrity finally getting some much-needed attention, this is a huge victory for the public's right to elections we can trust, that are accurate, secure, and just,"
While celebrating the legal win, Stein bemoaned the voting machine vendors' efforts to tie the case up in court for almost four years,
preventing the Stein recount campaign from examining the voting machines before the 2020 election. "It's outrageous that voting
machine vendors that profit from government contracts have been able to use those profits to buy political influence and prevent
scrutiny of their machines through legal machinations," said Stein.
Wisconsin law allows campaigns that file for recounts the right to inspect voting machine source code—the software that controls
the actual counting and tallying of the votes in systems used across the country. Stein is currently involved in discussions to plan the examination with the expert designated to conduct it, Dr. J. Alex Halderman, professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the
University of Michigan and a leading expert in cybersecurity and election technology. "This is a unique opportunity for independent
scrutiny," said Halderman. "The examination will give the public and officials a more complete picture of election security risks and
ultimately help make voting more secure."
This victory in Wisconsin is the latest in a series of wins for election integrity by the Stein 2016 recount and subsequent litigation. In 2018, Stein settled her recount lawsuit with the state of Pennsylvania for a guarantee that the state would replace all paperless
voting machines with systems using voter-verifiable paper ballots by 2020, and in 2022 would introduce post-election risk-limiting audits to verify the vote before results are certified. Stein took Pennsylvania back to court to demand decertification of the flawed ES&S Expressvote XL ballot-marking devices, and while the court ultimately ruled against decertification, the lawsuit played a role in dissuading several counties from purchasing the machines.
Stein's recount litigation in Pennsylvania struck a critical blow against the use of paperless Direct Recording Electronic voting machines, and brought up-to-date election integrity practices to a state that had been among the worst in the nation. The 2016 recount in Wisconsin, while it did not include a full hand recount of all counties that would be needed to truly verify the result, did bring unprecedented transparency to the state's vote-counting process and led directly to the state's decertification of Optech Eagle voting machines that were observed miscounting ballots during the recount in Racine County. The recount produced a mountain of data, which was analyzed by academics from MIT, Harvard, and the University of Wisconsin, and put to use by election integrity advocates and the Wisconsin Elections Commission to improve practices that had led to 1 out of every 170 votes originally being miscounted.
The recount effort in Michigan, which was quickly halted by a Republican-appointed judge's ruling that Stein lacked standing to
compel a recount, exposed glaring problems with Michigan's elections, including an improbable 84,000 undervotes in the presidential race, faulty machines concentrated in urban precincts that broke down in large numbers, and a provision in state law preventing the recounting of precincts where problems arose. In Detroit, more than 80 ballot scanners broke down on election day in 2016, and a whopping 60% of precincts were ruled ineligible for recounting due to problems with the initial count. While the recount was quickly halted, the national attention on Michigan's failings galvanized the state to replace many of its faulty voting machines shortly after the 2016 election.
"This is a huge win for voters everywhere who want elections we can trust," said Stein. "Thanks and congratulations are due to our
dedicated legal team, particularly Debbie Greenberger and Chris Meuler in Wisconsin's litigation as well as Ilann Maazel in Pennsylvania's, and the thousands of people who supported the recount as donors and volunteers. This win for democracy belongs to all of us."
From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2020
Subject: [MCM] "London has fallen"
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life."
London Has Fallen | Financial Collapse
“Government by decree - Covid-19 and the Constitution”: Lord Sumption
On 27 October 2020 Lord Sumption delivered the 2020 Cambridge Freshfields Lecture entitled "Government by decree - Covid-19 and the Constitution". The disputes over Brexit last year saw an attempt to make the executive, not Parliament, the prime source of authority in the Constitution. The coronavirus crisis has provoked another attempt to marginalise Parliament, this time with the willing acquiescence of the House of Commons. Is this to be our future? Lord Sumption is an author, historian and lawyer of note. He was appointed directly from the practising Bar to the Supreme Court, and served as a Supreme Court Justice from 2012-18. In 2019, he delivered the BBC Reith Lectures, "Law and the Decline of Politics", and is now a regular commentator in the media. He continues to sit as a Non-Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal. Alongside his career as a lawyer, he has also produced a substantial and highly-regarded narrative history of the Hundred Years' War between England and France (with volume V still to come).
From: Sheldon Whitehouse [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020
Subject: An interesting read . . .
In recent emails, I've shared several updates about the Wall Street Journal editorial page's frequent attacks against me. Over the last 14 months the "Polluter Page" has come after me in 26 unsigned editorials.
Even by the standards of the conservative faux-outrage machine, the editorial page's fixation has always seemed a little weird.
Well, Vanity Fair just published a piece outlining the links between the Wall Street Journal opinion page and the Bradley Foundation, a conservative dark-money group. This reporting provides helpful context in understanding all those smears against me.
It's an interesting read. If you haven't seen it, here's a link: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/10/is-wsj-editorial-board-too-cozy-with-the-bradley-foundation
Thanks so much for standing by me and supporting my work. It has meant a lot, especially recently as we've worked to show the American people what is really going on behind the scenes of the nominating process for the Supreme Court.
Thanks again for your support,
From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2020
Subject: [MCM] Tenured professor [that's me!] under fire for mask comments (plus my update on what's happening right now)
There's been a troubling new development.
A group of my departmental colleagues has demanded that the dean order a "review" of my "conduct," with an eye toward "disciplinary" action---i.e., my termination (or so they hope). The dean has been instructed by the Office of Legal Counsel that he must order said "review," so he's appointed an associate to do so.
My colleagues' "case" is based on a barrage of falsehoods, or delusions, and gross distortion of the facts. They claim that I discouraged my students from wearing masks (I did no such thing), and---worse---that I "attack" students, maintain a classroom that's not "safe," and engage in "hate speech."
That fantasy is based, first of all, on their assertion that (get this) _I_ attacked the student who attacked ME: that it's because of ME that she got nasty pushback after tweeting her demand that I be fired. (I too was attacked on Twitter, but never mind.) They also charge that I attacked the department---i.e. THEM---in my petition (which doesn't mention them). Thus they justify attacking me by casting me as the aggressor, with that student and themselves as my poor victims (much as Hitler did with Poland).
On top of that projective fantasy, they hammer at my putative "transphobia," based on three of my online writings---a short piece I sent out to this list, and two facetious Facebook comments. Thus they've revived a smear that was refuted back in March, by NYU's Office of Equal Opportunity, after one of the letter's signatories reported me for those "hateful" writings, and I was questioned on the matter for an hour. The OEO's lawyers quickly grasped that what I'd written was about transgender IDEOLOGY, NOT trans individuals; and that I'd made some wholly non-offensive points (about biological males competing in girls' and women's sports, and radical medical intervention in the sexual development of children). So they immediately dropped it.
Although I beat that rap, my colleagues are using it again, to make the absolutely groundless charge that I'm a monstrous bigot who demeans his students. As I told the dean this afternoon, this hallucination is, to put it mildly, utterly at odds with the consistent popularity of my classes, my student evaluations over many years, and the scores and scores of glowing emails I've received from students thanking me profusely for the great experience they'd had with me (the sort of testament that dedicated teachers cherish).
So this "review" is needless---and, I figure, driven not just by my colleagues' ferocious zeal as Social Justice warriors (let me note that several colleagues did not sign the letter), but, no doubt, also by higher powers within the university, interested in somehow shutting down an irritating figure with some little public profile. That I have questioned propaganda narratives in which NYU is invested heavily (masks, COVID panic, and---above all---unsafe vaccines, just to name a few) certainly is not irrelevant to this renewed assault.
I will be sending out my colleagues' letter (names redacted) for your perusal, with further commentary. Meanwhile, I am very grateful for your warm support, and hope you will continue to share my petition, which isn't just about my plight but about the free speech rights of all who question propaganda narratives by seeking for the blacked-truth, and doing their best to tell it.
Tenured NYU Professor Under Fire for Mask Comments
by Janet Phalen
Who is Behind “Fake News”? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images
by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Shredding journalistic credibility
with Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi
“Fantasy Democracy”: US Election 2020. Electoral Fraud??
by By Stephen Lendman
Glenn Greenwald on Lessons from the Election, Leaving the Intercept,
with Matt Taibbi, Katie Halper and Glenn Greenwald
What We Don't Elect Matters
Yanis Varoufakis to testify against private company hired to spy on Assange
From: Team Assange
Defense email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, November 06, 2020
Subject: Assange Defense Post-Election Update: Get Involved!
The Corruption of Media & Julian Assange's Future: Kristinn Hrafnsson
with Kristinn Hrafnsson
Journalist Kristinn Hrafnsson discusses the corrupt partisanship of the mainstream media and how they are lapdogs for the establishment. He gives an update on the Julian Assange case, the severe mistreatment of Assange and his case, and what a Biden vs. Trump presidency would mean for Assange.
“The World That I See Today”: Sanity, Her Son, and the Credulous
by Jordan Henderson
Survivors of Bolivia coup massacre cry out for justice - A Grayzone original documentary
by Anya Parampil and Ben Norton
America’s Wars on Democracy in Rwanda and the DRC
by Ann Garrison
The White House runs red with the blood of American citizens, no matter who wins the election the US will suffer
by Andrei Molodkin, a Russian-born conceptual artist who lives in France
Angelina Jolie’s MI6 Interview Shows Just How Connected Hollywood Is To the Deep State
by Alan Macleod
From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2020
Subject: [MCM] CIA has software that can alter votes. (Was it used lately?)
From Cat McGuire:
Listen to retired USAF Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney explain how the CIA has special software that can alter votes :
(7 min video)
This tool has been around. I had heard about it, but looks like its being trotted out again.
Read this analysis to see how it very
well could have worked its black magic on the Wisconsin and Michigan votes
(scroll down to the third Update - 4/11/20, 15:00)
From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Friday, November 06, 2020
Subject: [MCM] A whole lot of anomalies on Election Night
At this point, all one can do is note these many oddities, against the moment when they all can be debunked (for real) or reconfirmed. They must be noted now, before they're all shoved down the memory hole---as "conspiracy theory."
That's exactly how the evidence of Bush/Cheney's thefts was pooh-poohed by the Republicans AND "liberal media"; so pardon me for not reflexively believing it this time around.
The GOP stole numerous elections all those years because they had to, as their quasi-Christianist agenda could never have majority support. The agenda of today's Democratic Party---lockdowns, federal mask mandates, mandatory vaccination, sensitivity training, "defund the police"---also doesn't have majority support; so the idea that they would do what the Republicans have done time after time is not a stretch.
We the People (such a quaint idea!) need to get a grip, which means we need a voting system we can trust---and that means we can't wink at evidence of fraud just because we like the (seeming) outcome.
Erik Olsen on Facebook:
✅ Fairfax Virginia has switched 100,000 votes from Trump to Biden stating a “clerical error”
✅ Wisconsin discovers over 112k Biden ballots between 3:30 am and 4:30 am
✅ Nevada has decided they won’t have all vote counts in until Thursday
✅ Michigan has gained 138.339 ballots for Biden since they stopped counting last night. A whopping zero for Trump
✅ 6 states trump has sizable leads, all six states decided to stop counting ballots on election night (unheard of) and they all have blue strong holds
✅ Jack from Twitter deletes the current sitting presidents tweet on election night. Glaringly obvious election interference
✅ LeeJoe, who was running for district 16 senate seat in Idaho and stated so on his account profile, gets his account deleted from Facebook not once but twice. Another example of a glaringly obvious election interference.
✅ North Carolina has 100% of precincts counted with Trump in the clear lead and it’s not being called.
You don’t think we are watching a live coup happen? They aren’t very good at hiding it, it’s incredibly obvious to a logical person. The media told us ahead of time that they, and only they, will decide who won.
Fukushima, the Nuclear Pandemic Spreads
by Manlio Dinucci
“sElection Chaos Proceeds as Planned”
with James Corbett and James Pilato
Chaos is the Plan
by James Corbett
Brainstorming Solutions Live on Air
with James Corbett and Ernest Hancock