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Lapsed novelist on the fall of empires; (col)lapsed researcher of collapse, and what it might teach, if we listened. Novel website: https://t.co/ZzFwjvjRjb
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Jan 19
Having spurned:

1. the Nuremberg Code: 'The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential'

2. the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDR Article 7): 'bodily integrity central to both human rights and human dignity'

3.
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americanbar.org/groups/crsj/pu… 3. the International Covenant on Civil & Political rights: 'no one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation.'

(whereas the UDHR Article 7 'is nonderogable, even "in time of public emergency which threatens the life of the nation."')
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Jan 19
Stumbling into Armageddon...
'As an old cold warrior as a member of the anti-Soviet Committee on the Present Danger and as a member of a secret presidential committee that helped Reagan end the Cold War'
paulcraigroberts.org/2022/01/18/can… I can tell you that I am astonished that Washington has not heard what the Russians have, in all frankness, told them.

If the Committee on the President Danger had heard the Russians say this in the 1980s, we would have told President Reagan to acknowledge their concern...
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Jan 18
Ever see it argued that vaxx *weakened* our pandemic response?
'In the last 24 hours there were 55,232 new Covid cases in Australia.
By comparison, Australia had 10 (yes, ten) new daily cases a year ago in January 2021, just prior to the vaccine rollout.'
sovereignman.com/trends/austral… 'But now that 92.6% of eligible Australians have been vaccinated, the infection rate has increased more than 5,000x from a year ago.'
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Jan 18
'Advocates of blanket COVID vaxx mandates have tried to conflate those insisting on individual risk assessment w/ the ideological anti-vaxxers. While there is some overlap between the two, many people who never thought twice about immunizing their children against measles, mumps' 'have balked at the thought of injecting their children w/ an experimental medical solution to a virus that poses a negligible threat to them.'

Absent significant co-morbidities (some still unknown), & recognizing that fatality is not the sole negative outcome, of C19 or vaxx...
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Jan 17
Gifted visual communicator, @tomaspueyo makes devastating use of this photo (caution: legit trigger warning). And tho scientists in the UK 'Nudge Unit' have recently expressed regrets wrt exploiting fear, surely many would have found such a photo tempting.
telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/… But the smallpox vaccine does actually set up an interesting counterpoint: far more frightening & horrifying disease (to most), with a vaccine agreed to have caused a level of vaccine injuries unacceptable by pre-2019 standards.
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Jan 17
Hardly the deep take on minority rights that one might have expected from Brad Fraser, no less.

1st: if 'rights' are your focus, then the appropriate 'out' group to be othering here is not anti-vaxx but anti-mandate.

1/n 2nd: the mainstreamed, relentless smearing of critics of Western neolib vaxx policies conflated under 'anti-vaxxer' renders invisible a range of positions from
on the Left:
@jeremycorbyn's
Paul Kingsnorth's
paulkingsnorth.substack.com/p/the-vaccine-…
Charles Eisenstein's
charleseisenstein.substack.com/p/mob-morality…
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Jan 16
Informed consent:
'A Canadian father who has not been vaccinated against Covid has temporarily lost the right to see his ...child.
A judge ruled his visits would not be in the child's "best interest"'
bbc.com/news/world-us-… 'The judgement is the first depriving a parent of access rights on immunisation grounds' though the child is double-vaccinated & though even if vaccinated the father could still contract & transmit the virus to his child.
ledevoir.com/societe/659685…
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Jan 16
Bodily Integrity and Informed Choice in Times of War and Terror

'Medicine has historically been based on paternalism. The Hippocratic physician was obligated to act in the best interests of the patient-as the physician judged those interests'

americanbar.org/groups/crsj/pu… 'American law, on the other hand, is based on...the doctrine of informed consent--better termed informed choice--under which individuals make the ultimate decision about what, if anything, will be done to their bodies.'
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Jan 16
On withholding treatment from unvaxxed:
"It is the privilege of the medical doctor to practice medicine in the service of humanity, to preserve and restore bodily and mental health without distinction as to persons'

- World Medical Association, Declaration of Tokyo (Oct. 1975)' From American Bar Assn Human Rights Mag., Vol. 30 Issue 2, dedicated to Body Rights and Body Ethics.
americanbar.org/groups/crsj/pu…
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Jan 14
'Jimmy Kimmel Live, fast becoming Leonid Brezhnev’s never-realized dream of a Soviet Tonight Show, just put out a high-effort gag called “Anti-Vax Barbie.” It’s impressively on-message'

@mtaibbi taibbi.substack.com/p/vaccine-aris… 'The spectacle of posh celebs sneering at hicks who won’t take the jab has been compelling theater for a while now, especially since the smartypants act has often come packaged in outrageous errors.'
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Jan 14
Dr. Robert Malone's physician's license to practice medicine is suspended; she is ordered to submit to submit to a psychological evaluation for C19 misinformation (& prescribing ivermectin & HCQ for C19).
ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/hea… Clearly you have to be crazy to say things like (among the charges of misinformation):
'“the vaccines don’t work very well, so there are loads of people who are getting infected who’ve been vaccinated almost at the same rate as the vaccinated”'
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Jan 11
The Icelandic data is weighted to account for overall percentages of vaccinated / unvaccinated in population:
'The data published on covid.is are weighted; the different size of the groups is adjusted for.' 'The biggest news...is that double-vaccinated people are now 90% more likely to get infected than the unvaccinated. This suggests that the protection provided by two doses of vaccine is in fact less than none, it is the opposite.
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Jan 11
I know you have. The point I'm making is that--whatever the intrinsic merits & demerits of these products--if we are at best in a similar place as b4 vaxx, it's largely owing to their having provided the scientistic illusion of forceful action, & thus cover for that dereliction. Put otherwise--it can be plausibly argued that the way these ever more evidently flawed inoculants have been recklessly & counter-scientifically used has resulted in a weaker pandemic response than before them.
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Jan 11
Former US Marine Intelligence Major, UN Weapons Inspector:

'The U.S., it seems, believes that the worst-case scenario is one where Russia invades Ukraine....

Russia’s worse-case scenario is one where it engages in armed conflict with NATO.'

consortiumnews.com/2022/01/10/wha… 'Russia has been preparing for this possibility for more than a year. It has repeatedly shown a capability to rapidly mobilize 100,000-plus combat-ready forces in short order. NATO has shown an ability to mobilize 30,000 after six-to-nine-months of extensive preparations.'
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Jan 10
Helpful overview of the current state of play of scientific publishing on C19--not as damning of the mainstream narrative as some would expect; but also a significant eye-opener to those accustomed to the mainstream gruel....
swprs.org/covid-vaccines… 'German pathologists who investigated 15 post-vaccination deaths found “clear evidence of vaccine-induced autoimmune-like pathology in multiple organs.”' Ideally all such deaths would be autopsied...but start w/ 15.
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Jan 10
'I no longer call them “federal health agencies” as all their actions have been 100% consistent with what a pharmaceutical or vaccine manufacturer would want them to do.'
pierrekory.substack.com/p/saturday-nig… 'To prove that point, I simply ask that, when you read an announcement in corporate media that reports a new decision or action by the federal pharmaceutical agencies (FPA’s for short), simply ask yourself “is that what a pharmaceutical company would do?”'
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Jan 10
'Marian Turski, a Jewish-Polish Auschwitz survivor from Warsaw & Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee...described the path that had led to Auschwitz, and concluded with the ‘Eleventh Commandment’' ''Marian Turski says the Holocaust didn’t ‘fall from the sky’ but came after growing acceptance for discrimination against minorities'
timesofisrael.com/auschwitz-surv…'
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Jan 10
The Pharma disinformation playbook:
1) The “Fake”: Conduct counterfeit science and try to pass it off as legitimate research (Dr. Andrew Hill)
2) The “Blitz”: Harass scientists who speak out with results or views inconvenient for industry (attacks on FLCCC founders) 1/n 3) The “Diversion”: Manufacture uncertainty about science where little or none exists (Dr. Andrew Hill/captured high-impact journals)
4) The “Screen”: Buy credibility through alliances with academia or professional societies (i.e. high impact medical journal influences)
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Jan 10
'The U.S. will not face reality about its foreign policy disasters but rather retreats to fantasy worlds that exist only in its own imagination, writes Michael Brenner.'
consortiumnews.com/2022/01/05/low… 'Michael Brenner: Professor of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh; a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations.'
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Jan 10
'Given the overwhelming supremacy Russia has both in terms of the ability to project air power backed by precision missile attacks, a strategic air campaign against Ukraine would accomplish in days what the U.S. took more than a month to do against Iraq in 1991.' [Scott Ritter] 'My hunch is that Russia will not do even that but that the 'military-technical measures' it says it will take should the talks fail will create a new threat to the U.S. itself. A repeat of the Cuban missile crisis by other means.'
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Jan 10
'Wendy Sherman thinks her aim in talks with Russian officials starting Monday is to lecture them on the cost of hubris. Instead she’s set to lead the U.S., NATO, and Europe down a path of ruin, warns Scott Ritter.' [Former US Marine Intelligence Major]

consortiumnews.com/2022/01/10/wha… 'It is as if both Biden and Blinken are deaf, dumb, & blind when it comes to reading Russia.

Ryabkov has alluded to a fact already made clear by the Russians—there will be no compromise when it comes to Russia’s legitimate national security interests.'
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