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Unspoken Truths and Damn Lies

We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.1981 Former CIA Director William Casey

The powers that be (TPTB) don't want truth spoken nor understood. The kangaroo trial of Julian makes it obvious. And of course the main stream media (MSM) isn't going to inform the citizenry...just the opposite...it will be unspoken. Consortium News is a go to outlet for updates.

The New York Times did not deem it fit to print an article on Tuesday about the resumption of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing after a seven-month delay because of the pandemic. It only ran a story online that could not be found by scrolling down the page. One had to put “Julian Assange” in the search engine to find it.

Instead the dispatch from London that appeared in print editions was about the city’s bridges “which are really falling down.” It is unlikely the Times will provide day two coverage, or any coverage at all until the verdict comes down on whether Assange will be extradited to the United States.

The Washington Post tucked a FAQ about Assange at the very bottom of its web page, and published a piece at the bottom of the last page of its World News section about Prof. Mark Feldstein testifying for Assange, because he is a local from the University of Maryland.

a song for Julian Assange

like a movie
flickering in blue and grey
like a movie
you can’t take your eyes away

1.
here's a man in the nose of a beast
a magic camera on his eye
they're not men he sees before him
just pixels floating by

his eyes narrow on the target
his finger is the boss
seven men go to the dust they came from
underneath his cross

like a movie

2.
and here's a man on an aeroplane
his eyes are warm, his eyes are closed
weary from too much seeing,
from 10 years on this road

they took his son, they took his freedom
took away his space to think
they took his walls and moved them closer
they pushed him to the brink

like a movie
flickering in blue and grey
like a movie
betrayal's only one frame away

3.
and here's a hawk, in front of an eagle
three colours tattooed on it's chest
his eyes are flint, his heart is granite
cos uncle knows what's best

there’s talk of a man who’s said too much
talk of a man who’s sealed his fate
talk of a bounty for the one who brings
his head upon a plate
like a movie

4.
and now here's a man in a tiny cell
his tired face is gaunt and pale
he walks ten thousand steps each day
the santiago trail

his hair is white, the spider’s eyes were black
the mighty web was a thing of awe
he went in deep, he couldn’t come back
but he showed us what he saw

like a movie
flickering in blue and grey
like a movie
dignity will hold no sway

and when the dawn breaks, and the mist clears
you can watch the final scene, if you dare
one man in front of an army, all alone

and his man, what’s he going to do now?
and what about you, what are you going to do now?
are you going to sit there, and keep on watching?
cos if we all got up we could stop this movie
don't you think it's time we stopped this movie?

like a movie
flickering in blue and grey
like a movie
we can’t let it end this way

George Galloway is calling this the trial of the century. (5 min)

Julian Assange revealing war crimes is the real reason for extradition.
Unable to be convicted for journalism, he stands accused of trumped-up charges in what is the trial of the century.

As George explains, a case of COVID has delayed the hearing till Monday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6fW_SifEs4 (3 min)

On the fourth day of Julian Assange's extradition hearing, Judge Vanessa Baraitser decided to adjourn court until Monday morning September 14 due to COVID-related concerns. A prosecuting attorney may have come in contact with COVID-19 and is being tested for the virus.

AcTVism has been providing good coverage

Lee Camp had a pretty good rant about the Kangaroo court
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ2z2gcpyPg (23 min)

The original biased judge whose husband had been shown by wikileaks to be corrupt was forced to step down. However she appointed her biased underling to replace her.

The husband of Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the Westminster chief magistrate overseeing WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the US, has financial links to the British military establishment, including institutions and individuals exposed by WikiLeaks.

It can also be revealed that Lady Arbuthnot has received gifts and hospitality in relation to her husband, including from a military and cybersecurity company exposed by WikiLeaks. These activities indicate that the chief magistrate’s activities cannot be considered as entirely separate from her husband’s.

https://katehon.com/article/biased-english-judge-removed-assange-case

Lady Arbuthnot’s first ruling on Assange was made in February 2018 while he was a political asylee in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange’s lawyers had applied to have his British arrest warrant withdrawn.

Assange had never been charged with a crime, and in May 2017 the Swedish proceedings had been discontinued along with the European Arrest Warrant. The warrant related to Assange skipping bail to claim asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy, where the Ecuadorian government agreed that he was at risk of political persecution in the United States.

Arbuthnot refused the request. Her ruling was irregular, dismissing Assange’s fears of US extradition and the findings of the UN. “I accept that Mr Assange had expressed fears of being returned to the United States from a very early stage in the Swedish extradition proceedings but… I do not find that Mr Assange’s fears were reasonable,” she said.

“I give little weight to the views of the Working Group,” she added, referring to the United Nations body which termed Assange’s condition one of “arbitrary detention”. “I do not find that Mr Assange’s stay in the Embassy is inappropriate, unjust, unpredictable, unreasonable, unnecessary or disproportionate.”

When he was grabbed from the Ecuadorian embassy by British police in April 2019, district judge Michael Snow pilloried Assange’s claims that Lady Arbuthnot was conflicted: “His assertion that he has not had a fair hearing is laughable. And his behaviour is that of a narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interests,” Snow told the court. Lady Arbuthnot made her most recent ruling on Assange in June 2019. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser — who is still overseen by Lady Arbuthnot — will rule on the extradition proceedings which begin on 25 February.

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-02-21-revealed-chief-magist...

The public gallery of 80 has been reduced to 9 “due to Covid”. 5 seats are reserved for Julian’s family and friends, and I have one of these today, but not guaranteed beyond that. There are just 4 seats for the general public.

Journalists and NGO’s will be following the hearing online – but only “approved” journalists and NGO’s, selected by the Orwelian Ministry of Justice. I had dinner last night with Assange supporters from a number of registered NGO’s, not one of which had been “approved”. I had applied myself as a representative of Hope Over Fear, and was turned down. It is the same story for those who applied for online access as journalists. Only the officially “approved” will be allowed to watch.

This is supposed to be a public hearing, to which in normal times anybody should be able to walk in off the street into the large public gallery, and anyone with a press card into the press gallery. What is the justification for the political selection of those permitted to watch? An extraordinary online system has been set up, with the state favoured observers given online “rooms” in which only the identified individual will be allowed. Even with approved organisations, it is not the case that an organisation will have a login anyone can use, not even one at a time. Only specifically nominated individuals have to login before proceedings start, and if their connection breaks at any point they will not be readmitted that day.

https://www.moonofalabama.org/

Surprise surprise...US attempting to block Spanish investigation into CIA spying on Assange
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/assa-s12.html

The attempt to extradite Julian Assange to the United States for prosecution is a war against freedom of the press and our right to know. If the prosecution of Assange under the Espionage Act occurs, it will define journalism for the 21st Century. No journalist or publisher who exposes war crimes or corruption will be safe.
Speakers

Daniel Ellsberg of the Pentagon Papers
James Goodale, the general counsel for the NY Times during the Pentagon Papers
Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist
Moderated by Sue Udry, Executive Director of Defending Rights and Dissent

streamed live, Sept. 9, 2020.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLJj_L56-YA&t=5m

It is easy to see this has been rigged from the start.

Glenn suggest Trump play the hero and pardon Julian. He did so on Trump's favorite show.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrYN3e4sq8I (4 min)
Playing the pardon as a slap to Obummer and the $hill might be an effective strategy.

There are many unspoken truths.

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This week marked 9/11. It was 9/11/73 that we conducted a coup in Chile.

The grandson of Chile’s former elected socialist President Salvador Allende, who was toppled in a 1973 CIA-orchestrated military coup, has lived in Venezuela for 10 years. The Grayzone’s Ben Norton interviewed Pablo Sepúlveda Allende in Caracas.

https://thegrayzone.com/2020/09/12/grandson-salvador-allende-venezuela-u...

So there are many similarities.

Now in Venezuela it has been much more complex, much more sophisticated, the intervention, the destabilization. Now we see how it also has factors similar to those of Libya, of un-recognizing a government, un-recognizing the current government, of Nicolás Maduro, which was democratically elected, with more than 6 million votes, in which, yes, the opposition participated; where, yes, there were international organizations that monitored the elections.

But the United States and the other countries, say it was not a legitimate election; so they un-recognized the current government, and they recognize a parallel government.

So yes, with that of Allende, there are many similarities, in terms of the coups, the economic war, and also the response of the government has also been similar.

Anya Parampil speaks with The Grayzone’s Ben Norton about US troll farm CLS Strategies that boosted Bolivia’s coup regime and sought to destabilize leftist Venezuelan and Mexican governments. https://thegrayzone.com/2020/09/11/us-govt-democrat-troll-bolivian-mexic...
The article they discuss is here: https://thegrayzone.com/2020/09/06/cls-strategies-facebook-propaganda-ve...

This week Trump suggested the MIC is out of control. He's had four years to rein them in, but I've seen no real progress. Sadly just rhetoric. Jimmy explains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9zF3za5n0M (10 min)

Not only has Biden pledged to increase the military budget he also is committed to keep troops in the Middle East.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/bide-s12.html

Sadly our wars have come home to roost...Chris Hedges writes-

Once people start being sacrificed for the cause, it takes little for demagogues of the radical left and the radical right to insist that self-preservation necessitates violence and is a prerequisite for victory.

https://scheerpost.com/2020/09/08/chris-hedges-american-bloodlands/

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Talk about double speak, how about Kudlow and Trump out telling everyone how great the economy is?

"Besides the jobs, we are in a housing boom, autos boom, a consumer spending boom," Kudlow said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "Inventories are rock bottom. They will be rebuilt. Small businesses have greater confidence. No, the economy is rebounding. It is V-shape, at least 20% in (quarter) 3 and probably Q4."

https://www.newsmax.com/us/kudlow-relief-coronavirus-economy/2020/09/08/...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s campaign speeches can careen into many topics, but his primary appeal continues to be that he built “the greatest economy that we've had in our history” before the COVID-19 pandemic and he can do it again. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows he has an edge with voters on that issue and the Trump economy is likely to be a big topic

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/data-show-trump-didn-t-b...

“Pandemic be damned: America’s 400 richest are worth a record $3.2 trillion, up $240 billion from a year ago, aided by a stock market that has defied the virus.” The surge in the stock market, underwritten by the multi-trillion-dollar CARES Act passed in March, has filled the already overflowing coffers of the super-rich, who now hold claim to the equivalent of 15 percent of the country’s gross domestic product

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/pers-s12.html

It is true the 1% have done well, but not the 99%. Many economists are suggesting capitalism is at its last gasp.
Here's Rick Wolff and Chris Hedges discussing the collapse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ8aW58JCnA (28 min)
Wolff’s new book, The Sickness is the System - When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself, is available on September 15.

Rick Wolff was also on the Zero Hour this week comparing the US today with Germany in the 30's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw_S0uQQjuk (36 min)

Max and Stacy discuss the fictitious capital markets driven higher by retail traders and meme enthusiasts in an options-enhanced rally driven by their own collective delusions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IptxNvtLuws (26 min)

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So we're watching the left coast burn with our economy. Lots of talk about fire and even hurricanes, but why is it they fail to add "caused by climate chaos created by burning fossil fuels"? Gov Newsom went out this week chastising climate deniers...as he approves more fracked oil wells in his state
Jimmy explains the hypocrisy...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js5t_loxiEw (16 min)

Lee Camp had a good piece this week explaining how Climate should be the primary topic across the media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK39MRZKzqQ (12 min)

The skies of the Bay Area and Northern California turned a dark orange as 90 major fires burn in the western United States, from San Diego to the Canadian border. At least seven people have died as a result of the fires, which have already burned 2.5 million acres in California alone. Despite heavy coverage in the mainstream media, however, few outlets are highlighting the link between the blazes and the accelerating climate crisis. “The fact is that TV news is completely abdicating its responsibility when it comes to telling the truth of what the West is dealing with right now,” says Leah Stokes, assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a researcher on climate and energy policy. “This is climate change. It’s not rocket science. And when will the media start calling it that?”

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/9/10/leah_stokes_west_coast_fires
She continues...

So, we’re not really in fire seasons anymore; we’re in fire season year-round. And, you know, this isn’t a question of modern recordkeeping. It’s a question of burning fossil fuels, which is what we’ve been doing, which has been heating up the planet and, as scientists tell us, have increased fire risk by 500%. That’s the kind of increase that we’re seeing as a result of climate change.
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Federal Reserve literally bought corporate bonds, corporate debt, of a number of fossil fuel companies. So you and I now own corporate debt for ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Marathon Petroleum and the electric utility company Southern Company. These are terrible corporations that have been denying climate change for decades, and they’re not responsible corporate actors. And yet, what has the Trump administration done? It has given them a lifeline and a handout, at a time when they were not doing well financially, not because of COVID, but because of their own bad decisions.

So, really, what we are living through right now is a massive fossil fuel bailout. What the federal government is doing is not helping everyday Americans stay employed, pay their rent, pay their electricity bills. What they are doing is helping fossil fuel companies.

As with the criminal mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mass devastation wrought by the wildfires exposes the complete inability of capitalism to address any social problem. While the fires may be considered a “natural disaster,” the unprecedented destruction is a product of the subordination of all aspects of society to the profit interests of the financial oligarchy.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/west-s12.html

Paul Beckwith was interviewed this week in a wide ranging conversation loosely focused on "abrupt climate change" I've cued this clip to the end where they discuss ways of dealing with these changes, but the entire hour long conversation was interesting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rigPcFJbgsk&t=50m (10 min)

Migration is already underway. People are leaving the big cities in droves. I found this conversation between Chris Martenson and his real estate friend very interesting also. They discuss ways to see opportunity in all these challenges. Their analysis of the patterns of change was insightful (to me).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zFP8-FMFdY (1.1 hour)

The crazy stock market rally since the March lows has received all the media headlines, but what about real estate? What impact is the coronavirus having on that market? One of the most successful real estate investors we know, Ken McElroy, says that covid-19 is accelerating and exacerbating a bust cycle that was already in the making. He predicts massive upheaval in 2021.

Transcript here:https://www.peakprosperity.com/ken-mcelroy-the-coming-real-estate-crash-...

How about some good news? (10 min)

Here again the entire episode is quite good. Chris goes through the history of his COVID coverage.

There are many more unspoken truths and damn lies, but I think we've looked at enough for this week. These last three clips all are trying to examine where we go from here. It is time to be introspective and think about how to adapt to these changing times. Dr John Campbell suggest we continue being careful this fall and winter but in general the virus though still spreading isn't causing as many deaths as he initially thought. Ivor Cummins is even more certain we're on the back side of the pandemic. (I do disagree with his idea about masks)
Viral Issue Crucial Update Sept 8th: the Science, Logic and Data Explained!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UvFhIFzaac
(37 min, but the 1st few minutes will give you the idea)
So perhaps good news on COVID. I'm feeling like there's light at the end of the tunnel. However, I think the world is going to be a different place when we emerge. So, now is a good time to think about life changes that might be of benefit to you when we can create a new normal. The garden and walking in the woods has been my refuge. I'm ready to return to my bike ride to town and visiting in the local stores, but no one is wearing masks around here. I'm ready for music gatherings and singing together again. I'm hoping by next spring we'll be able to do those things. In the meantime, I'm planting more trees this winter...another round of American Chestnuts, and new plantings of elderberry and mulberry. I also need to replace a hazelnut which never did leaf out, and a rasberry I accidently mowed down. So how are you all coping? Any new exciting plans? Take care friends, and keep up your guard up for a while longer.

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Fires all around, smoke everywhere, no one mentions climate chaos.
Typical.
The ride is accelerating and the brakes be broke. We be screwed.

Help each other, love while you can, and hang on.
What else is there?

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

Explain Bldg #7. . .

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@Tall Bald and Ugly

Help each other, love while you can, and hang on.

I sure feel for our left coast friends. We've got another hurricane on the way in the Gulf, but it is predicted to be primarily a rain maker rather than destructive winds. Probably headed to LA just brushing AL. I hope to get a little rain out of it. We'll see.

Thanks for the visit. Good to "see" you.

Edit to add. Seeing your sig line reminded me of all the misinformation from 9/11/01.

Here's one description of bldg 7 https://www.ae911truth.org/evidence/foreknowledge

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for something they haven't been convicted of... and Assange hasn't been convicted of anything in a US court.

So, the appropriate thing to do would be to drop all charges. Would like to think Trump would try to make that happen, although it's clear that he has only partial control at best of the DOJ and intelligence agencies that want Assange destroyed.

Assange sure can't count on anything positive for him to result from a Biden/Harris administration.

"Sometimes it seems as if there are more solutions than problems. On closer scrutiny, it turns out that many of today's problems are a result of yesterday's solutions."

~ Thomas Sowell

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@Blue Republic
I'm just a soil scientist. Legal issues are above my pay grade.
but this sure sounds right....

many of today's problems are a result of yesterday's solutions

Like you I doubt Trump would act, but Glenn sure played it well to entice him.

The trial is an absolute tragedy and travesty.

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@Blue Republic The POTUS has unrestricted pardon power. By convention they prefer to issue pardons that are less controversial. Rank ordering these from least controversial:

1) Convicted, served the sentence, and released.
2) Convicted and serving the sentence
3) Convicted and yet to serve any time
4) Indicted
5) Under investigation and indictment highly likely.

A commutation is also an option for #2 and #3. Chelsea Manning, while serving time, had her sentence commuted by Obama. Scooter Libby, prior to incarceration had his sentence commuted by GWB.

It's my understanding that most pardons fall under #1.

George HW Bush pardoned many of the Iran Contra criminals. Some were convicted and some indicted; those pardoned did no time.

Marc Rich was never convicted. Clinton pardoned him.

In the 5th category, I'm only aware of one instance. Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon for any and all crimes he may have committed.

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@Marie

Thanks for the info!

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@Marie

here's the Wikipedia page on the subject for anyone interested:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_pardons_in_the_United_States

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Here is an unrelated but similar item filling the bottom of page 10 of the NY Times today: "Bahrain's Recognition of Israel is More Strategic than Peace-Related.'

So, what's the problem? The very long article is framed as a gossipy peace about who is allied with whom as though it is about who is friends with whom or who is part of the "good guys" as opposed to the uncool and very very bad Iran.

Utter nonsense. NY Times working for its owners and lying to its readers. Again. Of course.

The underlying issue about these alliances is OIL. GAS. PIPELINES. Where is the cleanest and best oil located? Where are the gas deposits? And how/who will get to bring it to market.

Peace is the last and least thing on anybody's mind.

If the NY Times had any intention of informing their readers they'd show you a map of the area with the large deposits of oil highlighted. You'd then learn that Qatar and Iran own a large untapped oil reserve located in the Sea between them. That is one of the prizes being fought for. Profits. Not peace.

Last year, the USA participated in the UAE and Saudi blockade of Qatar until someone in the Trump administration was informed that we have a huge military installation in Qatar and we were blockading the re-supply routes need to keep our troops alive and healthy. Ooooops.

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@NYCVG

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/stephen-kruiser/2020/09/11/trump-n...

I found Obomber's prize a joke too. Especially as his acceptance speech was Orwellian stating basically war makes peace. He increased troops in Afghan and announced it while accepting his prize.

Whatta mess.

Thanks for the NY slime's conformation. They never met a war they didn't like.

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@Lookout
Doctors Without Borders, 2015
"US/NATO planes bombed a hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan on Saturday. The attack lasted an hour, and continued even after medics “frantically phoned NATO and Washington” to tell them what they were bombing."
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/doctors-without-borders-bombing_n_5615690...

And when he was being given the award in his first year of office, he had already conducted more drone strikes than his predecessor had in two whole terms.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Blotter/obama-drone-warrior-chief/story?...

But anyone mentioning this is "helping Trump" ...

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Thanks for the reminder. I think obummer's legacy will not look good as time moves on.

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The winds over Southern AZ have shifted. California smoke is drifting elsewhere this morning and the sun is yellow instead of red for the first time in days.
Here's some good reporting from my local daily: Star investigation: US supports Honduran government that forces many to migrate as it protects drug trafficking
From The American Conservative: The Democrats’ Great Surrender on Foreign Policy
I thought this was good, at least the first 50 minutes or so:

Here's Jimmy Dore:

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It didn't have to be this way.

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@Azazello

Good news about the skies.

As you know, the CIA running drugs through Honduras is old news that is still happening.
https://blog.uvm.edu/sosten-centralamerica/2019/04/02/cia-contra-connect...
https://www.winterwatch.net/2019/11/cia-drug-smuggling-and-dealing-the-b...

The dims are warmongers. What else can you say?

Thanks for the clips. I'll check them out. Always appreciate your suggestions.

Have a good one!

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Haven’t been following the Assange case this week because the fire here in the San Gabriel Valley has demanded all of my attention. Thanks for the update. There’s a lot of good material here. Doesn’t look good not only for Assange, but for the future of journalism. Stenographing here we come.

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@Anja Geitz

...hope so anyway.

So sorry about the fires in your area! That should occupy your attention. Please take care.

The democracy now interview above lays out how we've been investing in fossil fuels instead of people as these fires rage.

Wishing you the best as so many struggle with this horrid catastrophe.

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More cases but deaths falling...

Here's the US data (according to CDC)
Cases...
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...and deaths
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Lot more data on the benefits of Vit. D too.

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and all

We so don't have an infrastructure in place for all this. I see the edges fraying each day.

Thanks for all the reporting on Assange. Something I am having a hard time watching. It's too painful.

And yes, the press is not much more than a mouthpiece for the ptb. Well more, in that it is that by which many minds are manipulated. And there are also the churches that tell people to vote because of one issue, abortion, racism be damned. One issue voters. Not that voting will make any difference at this point.

Like you say, love the ones your with. Take care, all.

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@magiamma

And praying to what ever god or goddess or power you feel ain't a bad notion either.

I think you'll enjoy the Beckwith interview. I sure did. I've cued it to the coping strategies and ideas, but the beginning delves into Paul's history and background.

How did the bioswale build go? Is it a huglekultur type system? That's what I imagined it to be.

Well please take care. Was glad to read elsewhere your air was improving.

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will watch beckwith later. thx. feeling really frustrated at the state of things -climate, covid, fires - so will go out and work and watch later. he's been talking about this forever. looking forward.

bioswale coming along. but the guy that did it decided to change it wo talking to me (and which was not in his plans) - to put a ditch in on the far side of the house down to the preserve (instead of continuing the bioswale around). I am worried about the amount of dirt that can can flow from the swale itself. so I am majorly frustrated. how hard is it to see how this works. molten bronze and water have a lot in common in terms of psi. I lay awake at night and visualize this stuff just like I did when I sprued my pieces. fuc@!# (just came in from working on this. so you caught me a good time to answer. heh (big smile) thanks for 'listening'.

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....when they're on my place. Lots of difference between their vision and mine.

Much of my youth was spent studying water flow and management so I have a sense which they don't usually see or feel. Let me know if I can be of any help.

Wishing you the best with your project and the current dilemma.

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@Lookout Wife ordered the 4 by 6 which is tiny but will do the job for her. It took pretty much all day to put it together, thank you son.

Anyway thanks for your help and all you do here at C99

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@ggersh

Glad the info was useful.

I'm going for a cold frame with compost backed heating here in moderate (winter temp) AL. More on that project as it happens.

Wish you the best with your efforts!

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@magiamma

https://thegrayzone.com/2020/09/07/green-billionaires-planet-of-the-humans/

A critique of the "Planet of the Humans" take down. Max is a great investigating journalist IMO.

“The conversation our critics really didn’t want to have was about the last one-third of the film,” Zehner remarked, “which dealt with the influence of billionaires and money in the environmental movement, and the divestment sham.”

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by Dr Shiva being interviewed by George Webb in the last 7 minutes of this video. A short section has some bad audio, but well worth listening to and contemplating.

One of the words is a little hard to catch is Cytosolve. It is a software program developed by the guest, Dr. Shiva.

CytoSolve, Inc. was founded in 2011 by Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, Ph.D., an MIT systems scientist, the Inventor of email and creator of EchoMail. CytoSolve has developed the world’s first computational platform for scalable integration of molecular pathway models. The platform provides an important contribution to the field of Systems Biology. Using CytoSolve™, complex molecular pathway models have been tested and built for EGFR, nitric oxide and Interferon (IFN) pathways. Without CytoSolve, the integration of complex molecular pathway models is largely manual, time-consuming and in many cases, not possible.

The CytoSolve platform is used for drug development in the fields of multiple disease areas. The platform is also used for measuring the efficacy of health supplements and ‘nutraceuticals’. CytoSolve provides opportunities for commercial companies such as biotech and pharmaceutical companies to use the CytoSolve platform for supporting their internal drug development process.

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@studentofearth

Haven't seen George in a while. Did you see this supercomputer modeling study?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOxRfNCTV6U

The ‘Big Data’ project shoved much of the data collected so far on the coronavirus into one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. It crunched the numbers for a week and came out with a very significant finding.

It appears that covid-19 causes an overproduction of bradykinin (creating a “Bradykinin Storm”), the compound that dilates blood vessels and makes them permeable. This leads to leaky blood vessels and results in the build-up of blood in the body’s soft tissues.

This conclusion explains how covid-19 spreads and damages the body, as well as the many puzzling symptoms caused by the coronavirus.

And, if indeed proven correct, this understanding opens up new, more effective ways to treat and defend against covid-19 infection.

Thanks for the link and info. Other than the fires, I hope all is well on your place and with your homestead!

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@studentofearth

....about the body and the environment. Seeing the immune system as our operating system is very interesting, and explains lots of health situations.

Thanks again!

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Saw the initial publicity release. It would be interesting to see the actual questions asked and data analyzed. If they were looking at the issue as system dysfunction with variable responses or for a single solution. A marketable magic bullet with intellectual property profit potential.

Smoke is more caustic than simple wildfire. So many buildings and vehicles with their contents have burned and contributed industrial chemicals to the mixture. Inside the heating/cooling system has a filter. If it gets overwhelmed use wet towels over a fan or register to remove particles. Outside is quite my domestic animals, wildlife, insects and birds are not making much noise. Current projection tomorrow afternoon intensity might start decreasing.

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@studentofearth

Must admit to smoking dope, but got off tobacco decades ago. A campfire is one thing, wildfires like y'all got out west is another. We've had them here too. Ours tend to remain in the understory so not as intense. I've watched my place burn over 33 years ago. My heart is with you and all our left coast friends!

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The New York Times did not deem it fit to print an article on Tuesday about the resumption of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing after a seven-month delay...

"all the news that fits" is closer to the truth.

just when you think they can go no lower...

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@irishking

CIA hacks purposefully misleading the people. What can you say?

well thanks for the visit. Nice to "see" you.

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article up about the West-coast fires and prescribed burns. Looks like money and greed are (once again) a part of the problem.

fire suppression in California is big business, with impressive year-over-year growth.

Studies have shown that over a quarter of U.S. Forest Service fire suppression spending goes to aviation — planes and helicopters used to put out fire. A lot of the “air show,” as he calls it, happens not on small fires in the morning, when retardant drops from planes are most effective, but on large fires in the afternoon. But nevermind. You can now call in a 747 to drop 19,200 gallons of retardant. Or a purpose-designed Lockheed Martin FireHerc, a cousin of the C-130. How cool is that? Still only 30% of retardant is dropped within 2,000 yards of a neighborhood, meaning that it stands little chance of saving a life or home. Instead the airdrop serves, at great expense, to save trees in the wilderness, where burning, not suppression, might well do more good.

This whole system is exacerbated by the fact that it’s not just contracts for privately owned aircraft. Much of the fire-suppression apparatus — the crews themselves, the infrastructure that supports them — is contracted out to private firms. “The Halliburton model from the Middle East is kind of in effect for all the infrastructure that comes into fire camps,” Beasley said, referencing the Iraq war. “The catering, the trucks that you can sleep in that are air-conditioned…”

According to this article, with the strategies in place now, CA can expect to have more and bigger fires. The whole article is worth reading. https://www.propublica.org/article/they-know-how-to-prevent-megafires-wh...

On another note, I watched the Chris Martenson video about his roundup of his 9 months of reporting on covid. I've watched him quite a bit so I appreciate his work. He sounds though, like he's gearing up to report on the impending collapse of everything... for the next 9 months. That should be fun. Smile

Thanks for the roundup Lookout, and all your work, much appreciated.

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@randtntx

So sad we can't work together on solutions instead of focusing on more for me. I'm sure there are management strategies which would mitigate these horrific fires.

Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll be dealing with a 4 inch rain midweek as Sally moves inland. Cleaning up ditches and weeps today.

All the best!

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be well and have a good one

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