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After a weekend of conference hell, I am retvrn. Sorry for interrupted posting, but I've not been so exhausted in recent memory. Regular schedule resumes now.

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just blame it on long covid

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lol

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Good idea - undersexed and overprotective women will swoon at him when he tells about his plight. :-)

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Nov 28, 2022Liked by eugyppius

Take care of yourself first!

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Nov 28, 2022·edited Nov 28, 2022Liked by eugyppius

get piles of sleep. (I call it "sleep loading")

Now is not a good time to get "run down"

I am glad you have returned from hell.

I always enjoy your news and insight.

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Take your time and make sure you recover a bit before taking up your old posting schedule, okay?

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Nov 28, 2022Liked by eugyppius

I've been exhausted for the last two months as well. For me, I think it stems from hurting my lower back and only running 25 miles a week for two months. Miles = smiles!!!

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yes, I've just been recovering from a long phase of plantar fascitis in left foot which has put my running in the toilet, definitely doesn't help with energy levels.

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Nov 29, 2022Liked by eugyppius

My back causes plantar in my right foot, but the back was caused by getting hit by a car while cycling, completely messing up my kinetic chain. Such is life for an old man.

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Nov 29, 2022Liked by eugyppius

We accumulate injuries as we get older. It's not aging, it's getting older. There's a difference!

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I bet your knees are happy,even if your foot is sad...

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Lotsa luck to your knees.

Try something healthier.

I recommend swimming 36 miles per week, it's much more balanced.

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Covid closed my gym with the pool for almost a year. I tried another place, the mask requirements drove me away--masks on the pool deck???

Didn't bother me too much, though, I am the world's worst swimmer, it is like watching a Labrador puppy swim.

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36 miles per week, wow....how do you manage to fit this in?

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Eugyppius, Have you ever thought of changing your job? You don't seem to enjoy it very much. Have ever told us what it is you actually do? Best wishes.

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He works in some sort of institute, translating stuff from obscure dead languages. And yeah, I agree he doesn't sound too happy.

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He isn't discussing happy things.

I am not much cheerier about any of it, but things like finding proof that Gram Parsons actually wrote Wild Horses, even though it's credited to the Glimmer Twins still puts a smile on my face.

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Nov 28, 2022Liked by eugyppius

I love this article. What we knew would happen is now taking place - these control freaks are taking off their uniforms and trying to quietly blend in with the civilians. I would be satisfied with merely the admission of error, but that's going to be incredibly rare. A shame; admitting error and apologizing is hard, but people are receptive to it. I don't know if anyone else here watches John Campbell videos, but in one I watched yesterday, he said he regretted not questioning authority more and apologized for spreading the authorities' messages in an unquestioning way. My respect for him, which was already high, went to a whole new level. And I think most people would react the same way.

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John Campbell is such a delight. He has consistently shown that he is only interested in doing good for all of us by following pandemic information as it develops, and not being afraid to change his mind when the facts warrant it. It's also a hoot to watch how he manages to convey his opinions on the Official Narrative despite YouTube's censorship. He's calm, he's caring---and sometimes he is totally pissed off but manages to evade the censors.

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His incredulous silent stares into the camera after repeating a ludicrous statement or conclusion by the WHO/CDC etc. Priceless.

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Perhaps he could start holding up a blank sheet of white paper....

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Yes! Almost every day we get a good laugh from the things he says without saying directly. We love the guy.

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He is very good at sarcasm, doing so in such a way as those institutions he is criticizing probably don't even realize they are being criticized.

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Dr. John Campbell is a British national treasure and we are lucky he's now international via YouTube. Probably the single most sane Covid commenter out there.

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The journey to the truth for people within medicine is the most challenging. It requires the ability to reassess years of education and institutional trust, and having enough self confidence to question The Science not just for you but for everyone trusting you as their medical authority. Also needed is the fortitude to withstand intense demonization by the media and activists attempting to ruin your life for going off script.

The few insiders brave enough to have done these things publicly deserve the highest praise.

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Very true. Robert Malone wrote a piece earlier this year explaining that so much of the conformity in the medical profession is driven by financial entanglements, and that to his mind the ones who had spoken out weren't especially courageous or moral people but rather ones with less financial dependence on the industry. I appreciated the humility from a man who has done quite a bit to bring the truth to light. But I also think it is a very good point in general. Very few people are willing, enthusiastic participants in our society anymore. Most people want out but feel tied into it by the debt-load and the perceived difficulty of extricating oneself. Independent thought and an independent wallet are very closely tied together it seems.

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Agreed that finances are a big variable, and medical professionals with student loans or little savings are especially vulnerable to the threat of cancelation.

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"It's difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on not understanding."

Upton Sinclair

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I just wish the voters had been willing to hold people a little more to account. From Melbourne to Michigan, voters have decided to pretend nothing too bad happened, and re-elect the parties responsible for the lockdowns.

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I think most voters are not like the people commenting here. Most voters probably didn't like the lockdowns, but still don't understand they were useless. The longer the time between the lockdowns and an understanding they were useless results in a less critical view of them. Most of us smelled a rat early on, and sought sources of information to validate our instincts. So we're mightily pissed off now and have been for some time. The majority of people will never feel our outrage because the understanding will come after the bad taste has already left their mouths. They will shrug their shoulders, say "What are you going to do? You can't fight city hall", and move on, setting themselves up for the next outrage. Maybe they'll catch on early next time.

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El gato malo has just done a piece on the continuing outrage machine. It's an interesting read.

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Oh yes, I have been watching Dr Campbell since early on and I did see the video you mentioned.

And the rest of your post is quite correct as well. I was wondering when the slithering and distancing would start. . . .

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Ironic, i just listened to Charlie Kirk on the very same thing. Can we put aside petty differences and unite?

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Clearly liberals and conservatives need to set aside their differences, and recognize the danger which comes from allowing the tyranny of the neo-liberal/neocon establishment to make the rules.

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The Loss of the Liberals might be one of the thing making this so hard. I date it to Obama, he strangled them all in the night somehow. No more anti-war liberals, no more Free Speech liberals, no more anti-corporate liberals, no more anti-Pharma liberals. The Great Awokening somehow all of these people woke up and realized they loved droning civilians, censoring speech, bailing out Wall St., and trusting Pfizer. Or more accurately, all of those who didn't were left homeless when their party abandoned them.

The Right welcomes them(for myself I despise being in almost any group), under 'The Enemy of my Enemy' but they don't really belong together.

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They were muscled out by the Regressives, who like to lie to themselves and everyone else and call themselves progressives.

None of us should accept it, or refer, for instance, to AOC as any sort of progressive, call her what she is, a Regressive Racist.

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I would be considered right. My life experiences made me that. I keep an open mind and thank the left for a lot of things. I think the left has reason to thank the right. It is where we find common ground. Staying divided serves evil and neither side.

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A man who isn't a liberal in his youth has no heart.

A man who isn't a conservative by age 40 has no sense.

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I agree but it is important to remember that the American Left has been hijacked, and the true Liberals orphaned, by the Uniparty.

The Establishment Right has been too but it has proven harder to force the Right into a monolithic form because small government populism and traditional independence are more at home there.

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See Matt Taibbi, Tulsi Gabbard, Alex Berenson and many, many others. They may have gone into a coma over Obama (Tabbi didn't, that's for sure), but Hillary cheating Bernie out of the 2016 Democrat nomination left a bad taste in the mouths of a lot of us. When traditionally far left media (notably the Daily Kos) went neocon, that simply blew me away. Almost all those progressive 'free-thinkers' turned into fascist zombies overnight.

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You are right. I know you guys still exist but Leftists who dissent from the leftist narrative seem to have been deplatformed even worse than us, trailer park deplorable white supremacist adjacent, types. The Paleoliberals and the Paleoconservatives are left with only each other for friends while the Neos who are really all mindless sluts run over is all.

Despite all of the very real differences, the similarities between the W admin and the Obama are so striking. I think that realization is what led so many of us to at last admit that the Deep State bureaucracy was running everything.

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Clearly all citizens must demand an end to mail in and the rest and return to Election DAY with paper ballots.

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Can you clarify what you mean by petty? Mostly yes, but the ones that involved lives and livelihoods, not so quickly.

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Nov 28, 2022·edited Nov 28, 2022

Certainly. Those who believe in GOD and those who don't but still believe in the Constitution need to band together. Gay/strait/black/white/male female; whatever. In the movies (so as real time i presume) the US armed forces all had their differences and fought fistfights with each other but all banded together for the sake of freedom. Petty differences compared to the sum.

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Gotcha. Absolutely. Thanks.

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I loved your hesitation here (for good reason) then the polite clarification by rbj below, and then your polite reply of agreement. A good model of gentle discourse that just now helped me modulate my white hot rage towards the fear sheep and authoritarian narcissists who cheered on societal destruction, and hence my kids' anxiety.

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Love Substack community for this. A daily reminder that there are good and sane people out there in the world. We do not agree on everything and that's totally fine. But we all care deeply about the horrors around us and want to help in whatever way we can. Give your kids a hug, Fred. :) And breathe.

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Gotta admit, my favorite thing about Substack is being able to have substantial conversations with people who are very different from me. It is a hard thing to find these days.

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Tried to hit "like" because I like!

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Thank you so much!!! And yes, just breathe is excellent advice, thx!

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I wasn't a fan of Campbell because he followed the mainstream narrative way too closely for my taste but he never struck me as malicious in the least. Glad to learn he's finally starting to doubt and he's honest enough to make amends. Too naive for me but easy to forgive.

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Do you happen to have a link to that particular video? I haven't watched John Campbell in while, so a bit I'm out of the loop.

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This is the one I was referring to: https://youtu.be/FckD6qL76uA

But if you only watch one, I recommend this: https://youtu.be/zVBcITMAqnM

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Thank you! :-)

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Nov 28, 2022Liked by eugyppius

In March 2020, if you had publicly stated your opposition to locking down economies, you would have simply been echoing the position of public health institutions throughout the Western world (including the WHO). These institutions had researched, discussed, and debated this strategy for years and came to the categorical conclusion that lockdowns were a bad idea. The primary reason given was and is the undeniable strong correlation between personal health and socioeconomic status. Cutting off the flow of money, capital, and labor only leads to massive issues, like widespread hunger, down the road.

Likewise, if you spoke out against mask wearing in March 2020, you would have simply been espousing decades of research, discussion, and debate carried out by these very same institutions.

Alas, powerful people thought China was the model. The immediacy which people simply discarded all the historical data, all the rationality, all the human rights, and even personal moral codes to conform to whatever those in power were saying (not doing) only served to confirm my bias in a negative view of humanity.

Not sure how the good Sir Eugyppius feels at this moment, but I am still very much in the anger stage. Do not ever see myself getting to the forgiving or forgetting stage but who knows.

Many thanks to Eugyppius for his help in keeping me somewhat sane.

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My woketard mom responded to the Guardian article that I sent her stating the obvious that lockdowns would starve millions to death “ well that’s just the 3rd world”. Such compassion. So nice to be one of the “good people”. She’s retired and lives in rural NH. Her other big rallying cry was masks. “If everyone would just shutup and wear one this would be over”

And I’m the science denier.

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Your mother sounds like so many of my friends and acquaintances. Even my own daughter said "Dad, if you would just get vaccinated this would be over." Sorry, honey, this will NOT be over until we stop listening to the "experts".

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Hahaha yeah it will all be over. Except for Australia, New Zealand, Malta, Portugal. All vaxxed to the gills and only then did Covid explode. The level of delusion is staggering. Mom and Sis won’t talk to me any more due to me drawing a line in the sand. We have a civil discussion or no more discussions. They both immediately chose no more discussions. Then pleaded with me to change my mind. Nah, I’m good thanks. Jab yourself to death. I’ll be fine without ever seeing them again. Not too mention that when the next Scamdemic hits they’ll be leading the charge to have me and my family thrown into the gulags. Sorry, can’t have a casual dinner with people like that. Seacrest is OUT.

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If all they can do is silence you, then they're probably beginning to suspect that you're right, but have too much emotional capital invested to admit it.

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Yeah exactly. My sister even said as much. But she also has no “desire” to learn more. She is seeing the carnage around her and probably can’t live with the notion that she may have poisoned her while family. Oops.

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"When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say."

Tyrion III in A Clash of Kings

George R.R. Martin

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I just spent a week with my woke relatives for the first time since covid. It was like being in an echo chamber hell!

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I wouldn’t be able to stay silent. Cmon folks, we all always knew that the world’s was run by demon clowns, now we have proof. Time to rise up not clam up.

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Things definitely got heated at times.😂

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The masks became a magic talisman.

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EXACTLY. Then the vax. I just read yesterday that now in the UK there are more vaccinated than unvaccinated deaths. I wonder what they will do when they run out of magic talismans?

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I believe that there were objectives to be met that had nothing to do with public health.

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Seems pretty obvious right? But we are dangerous domestic terrorists for saying so….

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I'm still favoring good old-fashioned greed. But the reach of the COVID cult still leaves me speechless.

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The CDC published (in 2018, I believe) a report concerning potential pandemic responses in which lockdowns were explicitly rejected as useless, impractical, and harmful. (If I recall correctly, the report was silent on the question of legality.)

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I'm not sure I will ever stop being angry. And I have no trust in anyone but my family.

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"Trust no one."

Fox Muldur

The X Files

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OH, the good old days of Fox Muldur! He knew what was up!

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Right there with you. The atrocities continue and the sheeple prattle on, oblivious. Disgusting.

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No one thought China was right, it was all deliberately done, and done very well for you to believe your post.

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China does make for a convenient scapegoat if that is going to be the narrative going forward. We’ll see how that plays out soon probably.

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Open, terrifying levels of hypocrisy, I am increasingly convinced is a conscious tactic. It’s meant to disorient and demoralize. Just like the days about a year ago in my old company when she/her, he/him started appearing under email signatures. No one dared say a word. But boy was it noticed. Even people on the same side no longer trusted one another not to betray each other as not being on message. Chasing the message and staying on message is now a full time job for these waste products.

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I believe it’s a test. No one actually cares about your pronouns. They need to know if you’re obedient.

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Absolutely. It's a naked power move. Self-righteousness is as pleasureful and addicting as crack cocaine.

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Yes - 'Haclev's Greengrocer': "why shouldn't the workers of the world unite?"

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"The Nazis had a word for this: Gleichschaltung. This was the process by which they established a system of total control over all aspects of German society, from the economy and trade associations to the media, culture and education.

Under Gleichschaltung, people were required to greet each other with “Heil Hitler!” instead of “Guten Tag!” Nowadays they are required to put pronouns and BLM in their email signature. If you hadn’t figured this out already — the point of putting pronouns in your email signature isn’t to denote your gender, it is to identify non-compliant enemies of the state."

Chris

https://karlstack.substack.com/p/his-name-was-seth-smith

5/28/22

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That's the most rational explanation I've been able to come up with, too.

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herds, very crowded and noisy so as to not let you hear your own thoughts. I also like the outsider life.

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My pronouns are “free / assange”

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I read somewhere the promotion of the following pronouns:

F/U

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Taliban is a was, now, and forever. It is an idea. The body means nothing to them and are free from earth upon death. We will never change or destroy them.

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“there is no doubt it has saved lives.”

Actually, I would say there is quite a bit of doubt that China’s approach has saved lives.

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No, no! You see, they said it, so it's now fact. They even added "there is no doubt." Sorry, but case closed.

Clearly, evidence suggests you're a sociopath for arguing about this.

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Obviously right wing. Because who else won’t take the NYTimes word for it?

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: )

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You forgot anti-vax right-wing conspiracy theorist

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There is no doubt that he is a psychopath with right-wing extremist leanings, and therefore a threat to our democracy.

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Silly me

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Yes, that statement really bothered me. It’s a damn lie.

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A public service reminder that the New York Times accepts hundreds of millions of dollars annually from the Chinese government in exchange for 'paid promotional material' and advertising.

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Nov 28, 2022Liked by eugyppius

What I still don't understand is how public health bureaucrats anywhere - East or West, can still think 'Zero Covid' is actually possible when Coronavirus lives in multiple animal reservoirs.

How can they not understand this after nearly 3 years?

*CCP Chinese policies are obviously very much about State control too.

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"So is climate..."

This is one of the reasons they don't want the COVID/"safe and effective vaccines" narrative overturned - it relies on the same tactics and techniques that are used to run the climate scam. If the COVID lies unravel, too many people may come to realize the similarities between "COVID" and "climate", and that may lead to the latter unravelling as well.

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The hypocrisy and double standards would be unbelievable but the left seems addicted to both and this pattern of conduct just keeps repeating itself!

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If it helps move the agenda forward, it's good. It if does not, then it is bad.

There is no contradiction here.

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I fear it is more like:

If it helps move the agenda forward, it's *true*. It if does not, then it is *false*.

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NYT is NOTHING more than the propaganda arm of the DNC. Period. Pray, plan, prepare and RESIST.

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The uniparty is Dem led now but goes beyond mere superficial branding. The NYTimes has deep ties to the intelligence branch. They repeat what the powers behind the scenes tell them, in the belief that they are part of the power structure, rather than being used by it. Imo.

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The point is not about lockdowns per se (a disastrous idea) but the deviation from pandemic plans. Those were written out of previous experiences and updated based on the available science. why the deviation? that is (one of) the question to ask for accountability. I would accept the answer "well we panicked" but it would still require acknowledging a mistake. then there is the issue of the "useful idiots" who never pay a proper price for serving the wrong causes like lockdowns, green passes, vaccine mandates, discriminatory: expecting a mea culpa would it be too much? I don't demand anything else. But it looks to me they are up to self justifications...

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If we ever get to the point where they admit: "We panicked, the pictures from China looked so apocalyptic, we've started to look at China as a state that Gets Things Done and we should model our own response after, and that's how we came to implement lockdowns in spite of our longstanding pandemic plans." - we can work from there. But I'm afraid it will be obfuscation and denial of responsibility until the cows come home.

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"...Gets Things Done..."

No politician wants to be seen "doing nothing" in a crisis, even if doing nothing is the best course of action or if "doing something" might be disastrous on its own. If it turns out to be the latter, they double-down, because being incapable of admitting error they don't know what else to do.

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Nov 28, 2022Liked by eugyppius

Don't worry, over at the WaPo the Second Least Self-Aware Person in the World (Klaus Schwab is number one) is still carrying the flag for lockdowns: https://twitter.com/TaylorLorenz/status/1596602767975407616

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She wisely doesn’t allow comments. Or she would get pounded for this insanity.

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Anyone knows if the "lockdown physicists" are still going at it? Wouldn't surprise me if Greg Cochran is still pushing for the most extreme versions of it.

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Nov 28, 2022·edited Nov 28, 2022Liked by eugyppius

"and the strong signal they send that none of our opinion makers wants to return to them"

I do not agree. They will go back to the safe and effective measures the first time they can do it and I have every confidence that the media will be side by side marching their propaganda at us parading as science.

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I think we've created a fairly permanent minority of virus hysterics who will demand lockdowns at every opportunity, but there's been a steady drip-drip-drip of lockdown repudiation in the west that I think suggests they're really and truly over with for a while.

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Nov 28, 2022Liked by eugyppius

Even if there’s another lockdown here in the USA (and I don’t doubt there will be), I’m not participating.

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I agree with you. The powers that be found lockdowns to be a useful tool. It will probably be renamed (to reframe lockdowns positively rather than prison lingo) and used when they want to coerce us into using health ‘passports’ and ‘cbdc’.

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Fauci just can't let lockdowns go, not to mention the other cases of doublespeak in the article following this blurb from Face The Nation:

"...Margaret Brennan asked whether parents should expect schools to shut down as we come out of the holiday season. Fauci said that he really didn’t know how to answer, noting regional differences in viral load. He also urged jurisdictions to weigh the collateral effects of a lockdown versus the disease risk when making decisions."

https://dailycaller.com/2022/11/27/fauci-lab-leak-completely-open-school-closures/

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His(Fauci's) answer was a nuanced sleight of hand dodge, essentially saying "At that point we'll see what they think is the correct move, they obviously have the kids' and their community's best interests at heart". Too bad he doesn't just break down and say "I don't mind lockdowns, I defy them at will, and mo' money, mo' money".

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Nov 28, 2022Liked by eugyppius

To NYT - Oh Yah Think ! duh.

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Nov 28, 2022Liked by eugyppius

I was going to write something on this but I guess I'll just comment here.

There was a time (even if also not unaccompanied by hypocrisy) when human rights and freedom of the press were considered to be geopolitical assets.

We have literally thrown that away. Projecting "soft power" in the world - a key part of America's post-WW2 security doctrine - just got a whole lot more difficult.

Another thing all the geniuses didn't think of, presumably.

Boy do we need some real political leadership again.

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We may have to revert back a few hundred years. Right back to the pulpits. One of the reasons i left my church was when my pastor refused to answer why he wouldn't put the word "warn" (of the times) on the sign out front because he wanted to "fly under the radar". This is a major problem.

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The beginning of my long journey out of the Roman Catholic church was the Second Vatican Council's decision to upend the Latin mass. I was only a boy, but I had been taught that things were as they were in the church and in its mass because God wanted them so. If that were true, how could some men, even the Pope, change those things? I was schooled in the "conservatism" you mention, and the Pope pulled that rug out from under me. I was rather put out by it. One day, I went to mass (by myself, at around age 11 or so, my parents, although nominally "believers", did not attend mass), noticed the red light of an amplifier near the altar, and realized it was a "folk mass" (which I despised both because of the music and because it was not traditional). I turned around, walked out, and never went to mass again.

I'm now an atheist and have only an academic interest in such matters.

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When the hell did America project soft power? You gotta be kidding me.

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Grew up reading the NYT. Gah, how I hate them now. But this pivot of theirs seems like part of a larger pattern. Once the crucial period is past, the influencers cry “who coulda node?!” And ask for amnesty.

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