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Interning For Clio:  Collecting, Protecting And Preserving The Record (April 4, 2022)

Posted in Bideni, Covid / Coronavirus, Inflation, Newspapers, PMC, Press/Media, Ukraine on April 4, 2022 by

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K          “They say most prestigious internships today are unpaid and thus only available to the children of the well-to-do who do not need the money and are well on the path to doing the parvenu PMC thing.”

J          “I cannot really say this undertaking has made either of us well-known or wealthy.”

. . .

K          “I print an article, then scan the paper version and then save it along with a cut and pasted version of the URL in a separate file.  What I find too often in a later search is that the article is simply deleted, not edited or distorted.  Every now and every then, an article is materially modified.  Adding ‘not’ at spots and deleting ‘not’ at other spots changes an article.”

J          “And then you get ‘404ed’ so often.  As I recall in computer network communications, the ‘HTTP 404’, ‘404 not found’, ‘404’, ‘404 error’, ‘page not found’ or ‘file not found’ are error messages.  They are a hypertext transfer protocol standard response code – the good old http.  The message indicates that the browser was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.  It is a good old server failure.  Servers are failing far too often.  By design.  Servers are the new age HAL 9000 with far more sophisticated AI.”

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K          “From the first entry on January 30, 2020, the ‘Coronavirus Diary’ reveals quite an unreal and surreal ride.  I structured my day to run by and do field research at Costco, Target, Walmart and other stores and venues to study the people, products, prices, perils and performance.  In early February of 2020, I was one of the few Occidentals wearing a mask and knowingly nodded my head at the few Orientals also wearing masks.  I bought up a box of pulse oximeters and gave them to folks who had no idea what they are.”

J          “The thing with toilet paper and bottled water is unreal and surreal.  Humanity is not going to make it.  We are not going to make it.”

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K          “A six pack of Costco canned chicken breasts went from $10.89 to $13.99 last Tuesday and then to $15.99 in the last few days.  The sign said $16.99, yet when I went back to double check the receipt, I discovered they charged $15.99.”

J          “They are ready with a sign of our times.  Costco Kirkland precooked bacon went from $10.99 about a year ago to $12.99 then to $14.99 then quite surprisingly to $12.99 and then in the last few days to $16.99.”

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K          “I followed the ‘print, scan and save’ practice and actually saved what was actually said or written about Covid-19 on a daily basis to have an immutable record.  Some of the pieces are now ‘404er’ likely because the author is inconvenienced or embarrassed by the statements.”

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K          “The NYT is the ‘paper of record’ for the Narrative but not the ‘paper of record’ for the truth.  Society needs another credible source to chronicle daily developments for current and future consumption and consideration.”

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[See “Ukraine’s Propaganda War: International PR Firms, DC Lobbyists and CIA Cutouts” in “MintPress News” dated March 22, 2022 by Dan Cohen and “Psaki Reminds Reporters That Biden Doesn’t Speak For The President Of The United States” in “The Babylon Bee” dated March 29, 2022.] 

[See the e-commentary at “Analog Knowledge Devices” (“AKD”):  The Next “Currency” (July 10, 2017), Buy A Book? I’ll Pass. Read A Book? I’ll Play. Oh, And Happy National Book Month! (September 30, 2019), Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  Basically, Back To Basics:  Finding Food; Printing Rutabagas.  Happy Earth Day! (April 20, 2020) and “Just visiting, thank you.” (April 1, 2019).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.  Viewer discretion is advised.”  [Blocking a conversation challenging America’s never ending wars around the globe.]

I got 404ed

Dragon < Eagle > Bruin; Dragon + Bruin > Eagle; Eagle + Bruin > Dragon

Sanctions, Supply Chains And World War E (March 7, 2022)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Inflation, Kleptocracy, Markets, Russia, Sanctions on March 7, 2022 by

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K          “Seems like ten years ago, not two years ago.”

J          “It was ten years ago.  Covid time.”

K          “In mid-February way back then, we were terrified that it was as virulent as a Hantavirus and more terrified that the rest of the public was oblivious to the threat.  The threats to the supply chains were obvious to only a few.”

. . .

K          “Two years ago they said that we needed two weeks to ‘flatten the curve’ but never said that they would take two years to ‘flatten the economy’ and transfer wealth to the wealthy and undermine small and independently owned businesses.”

J          “They launched ‘helicopter money’ that dropped a dollar to the plebs for every hundred thousand dollars delivered to the Kleptocrats.  What an experiment.  We as a society tried wage and price controls in 1971 and helicopter money in 2021-2022.  Inflation is no surprise; inflation is the consequence.” 

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K          “Biden and Putin agree.  Biden plans to boycott Russian oil and gas that is desperately needed in Germany and the West; Russia agrees not to provide the much needed oil and gas to Germany and the West.  As dad would say, Biden is cutting off Europe’s nose to spite Europe’s face and Putin is providing the scalpel.”

J          “Oil is life.  Turning off and turning down the oil wells will not turn out well.”

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K          “Biden’s decision to cut off the Russian central bank’s access to most of its $630 billion of foreign reserves is a desperate and frightening move.  Once again, the United States weaponized the monetary system and issued a formal declaration of ‘World War E’ against Russia.  The rest of the world knows one truth – No one can trust the United States.  There is nothing more important or precious than trust.  Mark my words, there will be a new economic order that is fundamentally different than the current machinations.”

J          “I tell you, for those of us on the outside, the early tell is when the manipulated paper gold price results in few sellers of gold and then a huge chasm between the manipulated price and the actual selling price between a willing seller and a willing buyer.”  

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J          “Someone said that Russia holds 90% of the world’s neon that is critical for lasers and semiconductor manufacturing, 40% of palladium that is necessary for catalytic converters and 35% to 40% of Boeing’s titanium and over 50% of Airbus’s titanium.  And then there is platinum and there is aluminum and there is rhodium.”

K          “From what I read, Europe imports 28% of their oil and 40% of their natural gas from Russia.  The U.S. is not happy with that reality yet cannot meet the demand.  So the U.S. tells the Europeans to freeze.  In the dark.  That will play well in Potsdam.”

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K          “The move from the factory to the farm is as disquieting.  In high school, they described the Ukraine as the breadbasket of what was then the USSR.” 

J          “We always flow back to oil.  Oil is life; food is just oil reconstituted in another form.  Someone observed that Russia and Ukraine account for 30% of the global wheat trade, 20% of the corn, 80% of the sunflower-oil exports and 12% of all calories traded globally.  And they provide fertilizer to grow the products.  Without fertilizer, farmers will not plant.  The inescapable problem is that a car plant can be closed or opened at any time of the year, but a carrot must be planted at a specific time of the year governed by Gaia not by the government.  The times to plant have passed and are passing.  You cannot plant yesterday.”

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K          “You reap what you sow.  We are not sowing.”

J          “We are so in trouble.”

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[See If Russian Currency Reserves Aren’t Really Money, the World Is in for a Shock dated March 3, 2022 by Jon Sindreu in the “Wall Street Journal”.]

[See the e-commentary at Covid-19: BAU v. BAU (February 24, 2020), Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  Basically, Back To Basics:  Finding Food; Printing Rutabagas.  Happy Earth Day! (April 20, 2020), Is Inflation Inflating!?!? (April 26, 2021) and Careening Toward A Global Totalitarian Authoritarian Behemoth?  And Then There Is The Fed’s Self-Inflicted Great Checkmate. (January 3, 2022).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”  Henry Kissinger

Two is one; one is none; none is none.

Socio-politico-economic experiments:  1971:  Wage and Price Controls; 2020 – 21:  Helicopter Money

“Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”  Galatians 6:7

Truckers; Convoys; Politics; Race; Class; Religion; The American Effete And The PMC.  Oh, And Happy Valentine’s Day! (February 14, 2022)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Freedom / Liberty, Vaccine on February 14, 2022 by

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K          “MAGA red.  Majority White.  Blue Collar.  And many waving the red, white and blue or flying them from their rigs.  Some Trump flags and signs.  Fewer “Let’s Go Brandon” banners.  Two or three miscreants carrying America’s homegrown swastika flag – the stars and bars.  Religious references and prayer.  Peaceful.  They stopped at stop lights and turned using turn signals.  They have been told what to do by dishonest and hypocritical forces too many times.  And in a world with so desperately few honest journalists, one must get out in the field and be one’s own journalist.”

J          “You don’t really fit in.”

K          “With Caucasian camo, a flannel shirt and dungarees, I was an almost invisible scrivener of people and events. I should be a platinum card-carrying member of the PMC, but the members of the PMC are furiously obedient and latently authoritarian. I really don’t fit in.”

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K          “No one seems to get it.  What passes for the MSM is engaged in propaganda campaigns and concerted efforts to suppress any dissenting voices.  You can listen to the clip and hear what the spectators are saying and at the same time a microphone holder, albeit a pedestrian sports journalist covering an auto race, lies about it.  They say you should not believe your lyin’ eyes, but should you believe your lyin’ ears.”

         “It is such a petty, puerile, and annoying phrase.  They are not fooling anyone.  Political discourse has become coarse and crass.”

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K          “In September and October of 2011, the same attacks and aspersions were made during the Occupy movement.  Most of the Occupiers were white, middle class, politically left, disaffected, disconnected and agnostic.  And a few were willing to listen to advice on maintaining favorable optics while consuming Costco pumpkin pie seasonally-available at the time.  The key attribute they share with the truckers is the disdain of the American Effete.  The Democrats despise the “deplorables” and the Republicans deplore the “47 percenters” in the populace.”

J          “With the near total breakdown of manners and morals, the country is a jungle.  Whatever internal restraints and governors once may have existed are gone.  Even religion is not a reference.  There will be consequences.”

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[See the e-commentary at Occupy America (October 10, 2011), Occupy America: The “Bonus March/Chicago Police Riot/Kent State” Of 2011? (October 17, 2011), An “Occupy Primer” (November 14, 2011), Civil War II.  Coming To A Country And City Near You (November 26, 2018) and From “Occupy” to “Occupation”:  Nine Year Later (September 14, 2020).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Upper Class Intellectual on board for the Convoy

Upper Class Intellectual for the Convoy on board

Occupy Ottawa

Keep on truckin’

When everyone is a racist and a terrorist, no one is a racist or a terrorist

“All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.”  George Orwell

We must destroy democracy to save it.  Justin Trudeau

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking:  What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?  Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?  …  The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!  If … if … We didn’t love freedom enough.  And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation … We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”  Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 – 1956

Bodily Sovereignty:  Conjugating “My Body, My Choice” (February 7, 2022)

Posted in Authoritarianism, Covid / Coronavirus, Totalitarianism on February 7, 2022 by

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J          “My body, my choice.  Your body, my choice.  His body, my choice.  Her body, my choice.  Their body, my choice.  I am the government; my choice.”

K          “My body, my choice.  Your body, your choice.  His body, his choice.  Her body, her choice.  Their body, their choice.  I am my, you are your, he is his, she is her and they are their.  I should be the government allowing citizens to be citizens.”

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K          “My libertarian progressive friends are incapacitated by fear and retreated from reasonable libertarianism to frightened authoritarianism and totalitarianism.”

J          “My libertarian progressive friends recognize that at times the common weal and the public good require collective interests to trump individual concerns.”

. . .

K          “If the rallying cry for bodily sovereignty relates only to some parts or systems or situations, we are in a world of hurt.”

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[See “The Secret of Propaganda: Teaching Obedience” in “The Seneca Effect” dated January 23, 2022 by Ugo Bardi.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.”  Unknown

“The cost of sanity in this society is a certain level of alienation.”  Terrence McKenna.

“This proposal from the three fringe epidemiologists [Dr. Martin Kulldorf of Harvard, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford and Dr. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford] who met with the Secretary seems to be getting a lot of attention – and even a co-signature from Nobel Prize winner Mike Leavitt [a biophysicist and professor of structural biology at Stanford University and recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry] at Stanford.  There needs to be a quick and devastating published takedown of its premises.  I don’t see anything like that online yet – is it underway?”  Francis Collins, retired hit man at the NIH (emphasis added).

What’s In A Name?  Medical School Monikers In 2032 (January 17, 2022)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Vaccine on January 17, 2022 by

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J          “Mostly letters.  Occasionally numbers.  Sporadically symbols.”

K          “Over the decades, those who claim to be folks of letters like to use a single letter or two letters or small letters to be clever and relevant.  What about an admixture such as ‘T. s. Eliot’ or ‘e. E. Cummings’ to add gravitas?  Or one letter cum serifs and one sans serifs?”

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J          “The University of Wisconsin-Madison Moderna School of Medicine and Public Health.”

K          “The University of Wisconsin-Madison Pierre Kory School of Medicine and Public Health.”

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J          “Baylor University Pfizer College of Medicine.”

K          “Baylor University Peter A. McCullough College of Medicine.”

. . .

J          “Eastern Virginia Johnson & Johnson Medical School.”

K          “Eastern Virginia Paul Marik Medical School.”

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K          “The winning side decides whose moniker is slapped on the dorm, the building, and the department.”

J          “That is the way it is always decided.  Almost everything never changes.”

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J          “To the victor go the spoils”

K          “They are right.  It really is a war.  They also say that if you scratch a putative progressive, you will uncover an authoritarian.”

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J          “Pottersville.”

K          “Bedford Falls.”

J          “Bedford Falls.”

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[See the e-commentary at “Rerouting History (February 15, 2016)” and Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  Rioters / Protestors:  Too Much Noise / Too Little Signal (June 8, 2020)]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Smedley Butler Pentagon

Omicron = Gaia’s vaccine?

“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad.  There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”  George Orwell, 1984.

Careening Toward A Global Totalitarian Authoritarian Behemoth?  And Then There Is The Fed’s Self-Inflicted Great Checkmate (January 3, 2022)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Federal Reserve, Vaccine on January 3, 2022 by

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K          “2021 was worse than 2020.  2022 will be worse than 2021.  2022 may be a year of consequence in the ‘Post-Consequence World’ that imposes no culpability on the culpable and no responsibility on the responsible.”

J          “Not this year.  The system will continue to trudge and trundle along.  No one will be held to account.  Everyone in power is making money fist over hand.”

. . .

K          “With inflation inflating, the Fed’s self-inflicted Great Checkmate cannot be deferred.  If the Fed were stalemated, they could sit tight, but they are in check at this time.  If the fools at the Fed had any sense of etiquette, they would resign before being publicly checkmated or at least be honest with the public.”

J          “The Fed is playing a simple-minded game of checkers in an economy that is not black and red.  They have the one overriding move that can be taken at any time and taken over and over and over again.  They are able to print unlimited dollars.”

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K          “The transition from the Pandemic to the Endemic is a political and an economic challenge, not an epidemiological problem.  However, there is no money in the early treatment and prevention of the Big C-19, so it will not be treated and prevented.  That reality cannot change without much more public awareness and action.” 

J          “One word – Le Vaccine.  The Supremes will provide some guidance on Friday and in the coming week.”

. . .

[See the e-commentary at Twenty Sixteen (January 4, 2016)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

A pandemic of the vaccinated.

A pandemic of the unvaccinated.

“If I Get Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer . . . .” (December 13, 2021)

Posted in Civil War, Covid / Coronavirus on December 13, 2021 by

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J          “From all sides and every corner of the political spectrum.  Mostly White, because I am around mostly Whites.  Mostly males, yet I am around enough females.  The anger and the rage are angry and raging, palpable and deep-seated.”

K          “Undigested anger.  Undigested anger usually leads to and results in self-medication rather than self-expression.  Some folks are tired of medicating themselves and are getting ready to express themselves.” 

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K          “The United States of Polarization is descending and deteriorating into the United States of Apartheid.  However, at some time, the two cohorts across the table are likely to find they have a common enemy and aligned interests.  The ‘U’s’ who have been told they are to be removed from society and relegated to second class citizenship are getting restive and restless.  They have had it.  The ‘V’s’ may discern, one tiny truth at a time, that they have been knowingly deceived and intentionally injured by the nasty and nefarious alliance of government, industry and media.  They will get more restive and restless.  They will be profoundly unhappy.”

J          “The ‘V’s’ have been patient long enough and have had it with the ‘U’s’.  We are getting restless.”

K          “For someone who always gets it, you don’t get it.  The battalion of those who have been betrayed is larger and may be more virulent than the remaining small band who know that they have been deceived.”

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K          “I am watching people die who never really lived.  They consumed as directed but were consumed by life.  They collected possessions as directed but were possessed by their possessions.  They never really did anything of substance or risk.  They never really stood for anything before sitting down.  Death is their only accomplishment.”

J          “Better not to say anything to anyone.”

K          “I don’t.”

. . .

[See “Detect, Deter and Annihilate: How the Police State Will Deal with a Coronavirus Outbreak [SHORT]” in “The Rutherford Institute” dated March 16, 2020 by John Whitehead who received the “Second Annual Noble Prize In Jurisprudence (October 16, 2017).”]

[See the e-commentary at “Fight Or Flight In The Face Of Fear? A Principled Reaction To Stand (November 30, 2020)”, “Monitoring The Masses:  The Card And The Chip (January 12, 2015)”, “The Populace Is “Dis-ed”: Discombobulated, Disequilibrated, Disquieted, Disconcerted, Dislocated, Disillusioned, Disappointed, Dismayed, Dissed And Dis-ed (February 8, 2021)”, “The Vaccine: The Shot Felt Round The World (November 23, 2020)”, “Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  TSD/PTSD In The New Plague War.  A New Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)? (April 27, 2020)” and “The Residue of Unrelenting Fear: PTSD Afflicts The Populace (August 28, 2006)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Think before they make it illegal

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”  Mark Twain

“The obedient always think about themselves as virtuous, rather than cowardly.”  Robert Anton Wilson

“When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.”  Charles Percy Snow

There was a very cautious man

Who never laughed or played

He never risked, he never tried.

He never sang or prayed.

And when he one day passed away

His insurance was denied,

For since he never really lived,

They claimed he never really died.

[Anonymous poem]

“The most terrifying force of death, comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left alone.  They try, so very hard, to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love.  They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it.  They know, that the moment they fight back, their lives as they have lived them are over.  The moment the Men who wanted to be left alone are forced to fight back, it is a form of suicide.  They are literally killing off who they used to be.  Which is why, when forced to take up violence, these Men who wanted to be left alone, fight with unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives.  They fight with raw hate, and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who are merely play-acting at politics and terror.  True terror will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy… but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”  Author Unknown

Give peace a chance

Covid-19:  “The Answer?!?!? Pandemic controlled.  Economy saved.  (April 7, 2020)”  The First Draft Of History A Score Months Later (December 6, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus on December 6, 2021 by

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This e-mail note was sent on April (4) Seven (7) Twenty Twenty (2020), a score months ago to the date tomorrow, to four score folks who all without exception denied, dismissed, disparaged, disregarded, and denigrated it without hesitation or reservation: 

April 4, 2020

Dear ____________,

The problem is obvious and the answer almost as obvious.  On one hand, it should be forwarded to the world.  On the other, the regimen may not be right for every single person and thus is risky to forward. 

Over the last few days, there has been an explosion of articles and observations made available that this is really a blood disease rather than a respiratory disease.  It is now making sense.  Think mountaineering.  I recall being at 19,000 without oxygen in Nepal in 1985.  In that situation, the blood was able to transport all the oxygen, but there was little oxygen to transport.  The problem with Covid-19 is not that the lungs are unable to deliver the oxygen to the body; the problem is that the blood is not able to deliver the oxygen to the body.  The solution is . . . hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with zinc and azithromycin.  (I plan to write an more detailed analysis for myself tomorrow to make sure that I understand exactly what I think I understand.)

Pandemic controlled.  Economy saved.

On March 29, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) accepted 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated by Sandoz, the Novartis generics and biosimilars division, and one million doses of Resochin (medical grade chloroquine phosphate) donated by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, for possible use in treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19 or for use in clinical trials.  These and other companies may donate additional doses, and companies have ramped up production to provide additional supplies of the medication to the commercial market.

The US of A is more than ready for the Plague.



This comment/discussion reflects my conclusions:

“Battlefield Medicine”: Covid-19 Treatment, Chloroquine/Zinc/Azithromycin and Dr. Vladimir Zelenko

To answer your specific question directly, Dr. Zelenko prescribes the chloroquine/zinc/azithromycin treatment as soon as patients show breathing distress.  I am not going to try to summarize all the details, but watching the first ten minutes or so of the video below should give you adequate information.

Here is a letter I put on my Facebook page…I hope it is useful to my friends. Some of my anti-Trump friends reacted along political lines.  Too bad.

“First, here is a link to Dr. Zelenko’s own letter (over a week old now) to the world-wide medical community regarding his use of hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc and azithromycin to treat Covid-19.

My out-patient treatment regimen is as follows:

1. Hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a day for 5 days

2. Azithromycin 500mg once a day for 5 days

3. Zinc sulfate 220mg once a day for 5 days

I don’t see any reason why Dr. Zelenko would be misleading us deliberately.  He is obviously a dedicated physician.  He has nothing to gain and a whole lot to lose by speaking out like this.  Zelenko frankly acknowledges that his treatment of hundreds of patients was not a regular clinical trial, it was more “battlefield medicine.”  But we are actually in a war with this thing—so battlefield medicine is appropriate for the situation.

Here is a recent video featuring Dr. Zelenko that describes his efforts to help his patients with this treatment.

Note that Dr. Zelenko prescribes this treatment as soon as anyone shows breathing distress.  If you wait too long, the treatment is not as effective and the outcomes are much worse.

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved emergency use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as a possible coronavirus treatment, concluding that the potential benefits outweigh the risks. Here is the whole letter from the FDA

And here is the most relevant quote from the letter (top of page 3):

“Based on the totality of scientific evidence available to FDA, it is reasonable to believe that chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate may be effective in treating COVID-19,” FDA Chief Scientist Denise Hinton wrote in the approval letter.

“When used under the conditions described in this authorization, the known and potential benefits of chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate when used to treat COVID-19 outweigh the known and potential risks of such products.”

The FDA is now directing a number of clinical trials to better understand the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine and other treatments, so we will have such information before too much longer.  Please see the third paragraph of the next letter regarding these on-going trials.

It appears to me that this potentially valuable therapy got politicized the moment President Trump mentioned it weeks ago.  Sadly, a medical issue became a political issue: full bore Trump Derangement Syndrome on display. I wonder how many lives politicization of this issue will cost.

Doctors other than Dr. Zelenko who are using the chloroquine treatment have found the same political issue emerging as they have treated patients. You can read about these other doctors and their experiences at this link.

Hopefully, we will soon have supporting evidence from the clinical trials.”

Please read it through to the bottom and ignore the stuff on the side—typical web clickbait.

I am taking an adult multivitamin, 2500 mg of Vitamin C, 50 mg enhanced zinc with 2 mg copper and 5000 mg of D3.  I am also sporadically taking Echinacea, Olive Leaf, Sambucol/elderberry, a Chaga concoction that a friend prepared and a shot of ETOH that is admittedly AMA.  I am also drinking daily black and green tea with honey including some Manuka honey that may be over-hyped.

At this time and subject to daily reconsideration, if I am in respiratory distress, I will take the recommended regimen of Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine combined with Zinc and Azithromycin hopefully in the early stages.  I believe it is the most promising cure.  I will give it a go.  I will not get near a hospital.

For reasons that can be explored, there are alternative medicines for lupus and arthritis that will work for them in the interim.

This is a total mind @#$%.  Donaldo Trumpi may be right.

I will be on the phone and e-mail tomorrow presenting this tentative conclusion to others.


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[See the study “Multifaceted highly targeted sequential multidrug treatment of early ambulatory high-risk SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19)” dated December 30, 2020 by multiple researchers proposing a year ago early and focused intervention; “A Cross-Country Analysis of the Determinants of Covid-19 Fatalities” dated April, 2021 by Hideki Toya and Mark Skidmore; for a light aside in a time of darkness, see “Misinformed horse uses COVID-19 vaccine to treat worm infestation” in “The Beaverton” dated “three weeks ago” by Rob Ito.]

[See the e-commentary at “Carbon Fee And Dividend Imagined.  Oh, And Happy Saint Nicholas Day! (December 3, 2018)”,]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Give prevention and treatment a chance

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“Just When You Thought It Was Safe” (November 29, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus on November 29, 2021 by

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K          “Black Friday.  Poetic justice.  This is not economic, it is epidemiological.”

J          “It is November not October.  Today is the mythical day that a mythical business starts to return a mythical profit.  But no one announces a new product line today.  Something is up.”

. . .

K          “Time to focus and to avoid panic.”

J          “Time to avoid panic and to focus.”

. . .

K          “Those who have been vaccinated may have compromised their immune systems and not be able to repel the new transgressor.  Among the unvaccinated and infected, the Omicron variant or mutation may produce mild symptoms and provide them with natural immunity against the new aggressor.”

J          “Vaccines are still the way.”

. . .

K          “Under cover of Covid, the evil Dr. J. Powell will unleash another three trillion dollar vaccine giveaway to the wealthy.”

J          “On Cyber Monday no less.  They are shovel-ready.  They are ready to shovel wealth to the wealthy.”

. . .

[See the e-commentary at “Monitoring The Masses:  The Card And The Chip (January 12, 2015).”]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Think before they make it illegal

“No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke

“Tell the truth and run.”  Yugoslav proverb

“Regulatory Capture” and “Journalism Capture” (November 22, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Newspapers, Press/Media, Vaccine on November 22, 2021 by

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K          “‘Journalism Capture’ or ‘Journalist Capture’ captures the phenomenon.  Pick your phrase, pick your poison.” 

J          “They are just saying what needs to be said in the face of a crisis based on the best science.”

. . .

K          “I have rather liked the media’s general political bias to date.  However, the current propoganda is largely pecuniary not political.  The motivating factor is profit not principle.”

J          “They are just saying what needs to be said in the face of a crisis based on the best science.”

. . .

K          “I vowed if I turned on what I have been describing lately as National Propaganda Radio and the word ‘virus’ or ‘vaccine’ was spouted in the first sentence, I would switch stations.  They did and I did.  I gave them one more chance.  They did and I did.  I had to give them one more chance because this is America.  They did and I did.  I gave them one more chance because this is still America.  They did and I did.  I had to give them one more chance because this is still really America.  They did and I did.  I will tune in for a follow up in a fortnight but otherwise boycott the station.  No more contributions.”

J          “We are in a war.  The message must be uniform, unflinching and unchallenged.”

K          “And in a war, the first casualty is Truth.”

. . .

K          “‘Regulatory capture’ describes the phenomenon of government agencies, created initially to serve the public good, serving instead the interests of the companies and industries they regulate.  The practice, technically illegal, is a result of deliberate efforts on the part of the companies and regulators to co-opt the agencies.”

J          “Sounds like a conspiracy theory.”

K          “It is in fact a conspiracy fact.  Two or more individuals and/or entities are working in concert to promote the public bad.”

. . .

K          “‘Journalism capture’ describes the phenomenon of media entities, many created initially to serve the public good, serving instead the interests of the companies and industries they purport to cover.  The practice, technically unethical and likely illegal, is a result of deliberate efforts on the part of the companies and media entities to co-opt the media.  The media entities are so in debt to the pharmaceutical companies that they must perpetuate the propaganda.”

J          “We are in a war.  The message must be uniform, unflinching and unchallenged.”

. . .

[See the “Free North Declaration” and the discussion in “The Free North Declaration Is an Island of Sanity in a Country Gone Mad” in “NTD” dated November 22, 2021 by Lisa Bildy; “Revealed:  Documents Show Bill Gates Has Given $319 Million to Media Outlets” in “Mint Press News ” dated November 15, 2021 by Alan MacLeod and revised in “Documents show Bill Gates has given $319 million to media outlets to promote his global agenda” in “The Gray Zone” dated November 21, 2021 by Alan MacLeod; and the discussion in “Why have we doctors been silent?” in “The Conservative Woman” dated November 15, 2021 by Lucie Wilk.]

[See the e-commentary at “[Don’t] Support Public Media? (June 10, 2019)” and a year earlier at “National People’s Radio?; National Public Radio?; National Petroleum Radio?; National Propaganda Radio? (June 11, 2018)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Don’t get your medical advice from the television – from either the show or the saturation advertisements.

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”  Upton Sinclair

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