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There are times when life in the USA is so surreal that’s all that’s left is to watch...and laugh....

Gates Global Fund to receive no less than $3.5 billion in public money from the $1.9 trillion ‘stimulus package’ in that 628 page pdf? Can this be so? When most Amerikans (and their dependents) get a paltry, chickenfeed $1400 if they made less than $75,000 last year? And remember: these are Our tax dollars at twork!

OMG, yes, I’d let my fingers do the Bingling, and had found this puff-piece homage to Gates, Nancy and Chuck at yahoo.com:

Bill Gates led effort to get $3.36 billion into the coronavirus deal to help vaccinate world's poor’, Dec. 21, 2020

“The Democratic leaders said the money recognizes that “we are not truly safe until the whole world is safe from the coronavirus.”

Gavi, a public-private health partnership, and a similar organization called the Global Fund have “spent two decades becoming experts in the task of financing vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics,” Gates recently wrote.

Now there’s one Davos Man at the helm of the World Economic Forum and the Great Reset, using Covid-19 as the underlying principle of WEF’s ‘The Great Reset’, and extolling the virtues of ‘stake-holder capitalism’ via ‘Public/Private’ investments and partnerships: Bill Gates, Jr. He’s recently invested in ‘lab-grown meat’ and ‘lab-grown...human breast milk, and is now the single largest land-owner in Amerika (WA and AZ). What will his ‘agricultural revolution look like? More, but newer, genetically modified crops?

Hiroyuki Hamada in his brilliant, but longish ‘The Mechanism of Invisible Hand, Invisible Cage, and Invisible Empire over Humanity and Nature’, February 9th, 2021, dissidentvoive.org explains ‘The Great Reset’:

“The Great Reset” is packaged as a “great solution”. Just like how the ruling class has marketed “green capitalism”—carbon trading, carbon capture, reforestation, and other resource exhausting green schemes and technologies for profit, it’s designed to prop up capitalism but it is also intended to transform capitalism to have more effective control of social relations while keeping the capitalist hierarchy intact. Capitalism is getting a new OS, and it needs to be restarted. Just as “green capitalism” has destroyed real environmentalism in the name of saving the planet, it is designed to destroy anti-capitalist activism in the name of “revolution”.

You may have failed to imagine this blink-worthy Brave New World for school children:

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stimulus is showering money on Americans and sharply cutting poverty! How can you be so cynical Wendy, Unca Joe is going to save America from the ravages of the Covid, as soon as we are all vaxxed that is. And hey, why would anyone question the motives of the vaccine manufacturers or farmer Bill? Why, he only has all of our very best interests in mind, just as Unca Joe does! There is no profit motive behind Bill's $3.5 Billion to shoot up the poor, and there is certainly no Great Reset in mind whereby we will all own nothing and be so happy we won't even care about their profits while we fight each other over that miracle shot. Why should farmer Bill pay that $3.5 billion himself even if he can easily afford it, he too needs a bailout for all of his altruism and all the good things he's done for the poor. Never mind those stats that say otherwise, why, that's merely Russian disinformation, surely we all KNOW that by now!

And the truly horrifying part is about half of this country not only believes in the bullshit I just shoveled out in that first paragraph, but will fight to the death anyone who disagrees with said bullshit statements. USA, USA, USA!!!

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Only a fool lets someone else tell him who his enemy is. Assata Shakur

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out of college to create Microsoft! and that once he'd started 'giving his money away' his fortune trebled! he's a modern-day Rumpelstiltskin, i tell ya!

i'd seen a WaPo tweet to that effect: 'biden is showering the poor with money'! too bad they're showering gavi, et.al. with it, too. Our tax dollars!

as i'd been wondering aloud what sort of 'Green Revolution' he been pinging when acquiring all that farmland, gates detractor (Jaacob Levitch) had tweeted this fun stuff:

with this one, you just know it's all full of gates conspiracy theories/s:

Disrupting global health; The Gates Foundation and the vaccine business
, Routledge Handbook on the Politics of Global Health', Jacob Levich, December 2018

almost 2 L 2 read, but still... thanks, Lizzy ; )

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If you believe what the masses are being fed you will agree that senile Joe is a political genius and that Joe Manchin is a hero for the latest events.


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but then there are fact checkers in the MSM as well. oh wait:

Journalism’s Gates keepers, tim schwab, columbia journalism review, aug. 21, 2020 (an outtake or two):

I recently examined nearly twenty thousand charitable grants the Gates Foundation had made through the end of June and found more than $250 million going toward journalism. Recipients included news operations like the BBC, NBC, Al Jazeera, ProPublica, National Journal, The Guardian, Univision, Medium, the Financial Times, The Atlantic, the Texas Tribune, Gannett, Washington Monthly, Le Monde, and the Center for Investigative Reporting; charitable organizations affiliated with news outlets, like BBC Media Action and the New York Times’ Neediest Cases Fund; media companies such as Participant, whose documentary Waiting for “Superman” supports Gates’s agenda on charter schools; journalistic organizations such as the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the National Press Foundation, and the International Center for Journalists; and a variety of other groups creating news content or working on journalism, such as the Leo Burnett Company, an ad agency that Gates commissioned to create a “news site” to promote the success of aid groups. In some cases, recipients say they distributed part of the funding as subgrants to other journalistic organizations—which makes it difficult to see the full picture of Gates’s funding into the fourth estate.

Gates’s generosity appears to have helped foster an increasingly friendly media environment for the world’s most visible charity. Twenty years ago, journalists scrutinized Bill Gates’s initial foray into philanthropy as a vehicle to enrich his software company, or a PR exercise to salvage his battered reputation following Microsoft’s bruising antitrust battle with the Department of Justice. Today, the foundation is most often the subject of soft profiles and glowing editorials describing its good works.

During the pandemic, news outlets have widely looked to Bill Gates as a public health expert on covid—even though Gates has no medical training and is not a public official. PolitiFact and USA Today (run by the Poynter Institute and Gannett, respectively—both of which have received funds from the Gates Foundation) have even used their fact-checking platforms to defend Gates from “false conspiracy theories” and “misinformation,” like the idea that the foundation has financial investments in companies developing covid vaccines and therapies. In fact, the foundation’s website and most recent tax forms clearly show investments in such companies, including Gilead and CureVac.

In the same way that the news media has given Gates an outsize voice in the pandemic, the foundation has long used its charitable giving to shape the public discourse on everything from global health to education to agriculture—a level of influence that has landed Bill Gates on Forbes’s list of the most powerful people in the world. The Gates Foundation can point to important charitable accomplishments over the past two decades—like helping drive down polio and putting new funds into fighting malaria—but even these efforts have drawn expert detractors who say that Gates may actually be introducing harm, or distracting us from more important, lifesaving public health projects.

the bolded harm link:

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"NewsPunch is a Los Angeles-based fake news website known for spreading conspiracy theories, political misinformation, and hoaxes"

Anyway, I hate Schumer so if he says the bill is good I figure it's horrible.

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but it may be i'd grabbed that tweet having forgotten the original i'd seen, but now remember when pressed;

LAUSD to Launch Daily Pass Health Check System, nbc new los angeles. Here's How It Works;

The Daily Pass system generates a unique QR code for each student and staff member. That code authorizes entry to a specific LAUSD location for that day only', February 22, 2021

a few outtakes:

In a statement released Monday morning, the district called Daily Pass a critical component of Los Angeles Unified's ‘Safe Steps to Safe Schools' reopening plan.

Daily Pass was developed with support from Microsoft Corp. and can be accessed from any mobile phone, tablet or a computer, the district said.

Daily Pass generates a unique QR code for each student and staff member, and that code authorizes entry to a specific LAUSD location for that day only -- as long as the individual receives a negative test result for COVID, shows no symptoms and has a temperature under 100 degrees, the district said.

Upon the individual's arrival to a campus, their QR code is scanned by a district school-site leader, who takes the individual's temperature.

“The Daily Pass sets the highest standard possible for school safety,'' said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner. ``MERV-13 upgraded air filters in every school, COVID testing for all students and staff at least every week and now the Daily Pass -- Los Angeles Unified is proud to lead the nation in creating the safest possible school environment.''

The LAUSD said it's the first school district -- and likely the largest employer in nation -- to adopt the technology, the district said.

thanks for pressing me on my ever-degrading memory, Sharyar. it's more holes than
Swiss cheese.

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quotation marks, but i'd bingled your quoted phrase, and of course had land at Wikipedia, still, maybe?

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Saw this article on Naked Capitalism.

How the NATO Alliance Is Fighting Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine With Subsidies From State Budgets and the Gates Foundation, Hidden by bhe Financial Times
From Yves:

John Helmer had to rouse himself to debunk the notion that it’s Russia that’s engaging in price gouging to other countries. Instead, the UK, the Gates Foundation, the US and others are trying to square the circle by letting Western Big Pharma preserve its egregious prices but subsidizing third world buys. Even so, the amounts don’t appear to be enough to meet, let alone beat, the Russian price across Africa.

From John Helmer:

When the organ claiming to be the world’s leading financial newspaper conceals the large price subsidy for the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines manufactured by the NATO allies, in order to accuse Russia of price gouging the poor, you can be sure you are watching an information warfare attack.

And when the concealment of the vaccine subsidy operation run by GAVI and COVAX hides the fact that the UK, US, and the Bill Gates (lead image, right) and Melinda Gates Foundation are paying 92% of the $10 billion scheme, then you realise that Covid-19 vaccines are a weapon of war.

A war, not only against Russia, but also against China.

GAVI stands for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation. Originally established with $750 million from the Gates Foundation in 1999, it is based in Geneva and Washngton, DC, and directed by an epidemiologist, Seth Berkley (lead image, centre). He’s an American doctor whose previous jobs were also funded by Gates and several NATO governments, and before that by the Rockefeller Foundation.

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'dances with bears', and i appreciate your having brought this. but i'd had a shot of cheap scotch w/ soda in order to prepare dinner, and i'll need to click into NC in order to read it all in the a.m.

but i will offer that russia has offered and delivered sputnik V freely to other nations beleaguered by the Empire's sanctions, including but not limited to VZ.

it may be that russia has already created a second covid vaccine, but dagnabbit, i can't recall its name, nor the particulars. variants?

thanks, Mr. webster. and to all a good night.

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an epic in-depth exposé of the non-transparency of gavi, and covax, and the lies by the FT. i admit to getting lost along the way in the technical details.

i did finally click thru to see the images, and this one just about says it all:

weapons of war against china and the bear, indeed. thanks, mr. webster.

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why bill gates, one of the two wealthiest men on the planet *can't afford" to support Windows 7, their own Internet explorer, nor their msn homepage where we get our @msn emails.

ya click into the Mn homepage to find a message that advises one to Update to the NEW Microsoft Edge...i finally uninstalled it, it's that craptastic, woke up the next morning to find they had Reinstalled it. the entire screen was full of Edge, along with their dubious threats of Danger! Danger! Pfffft.

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