The Weekly Watch
This is the 200th issue of the WW. We've covered lots of ground in the last four years...traveled around the world a bit, worked in the garden and on the farm, maximized our health with good diet and life style, learned to avoid COVID-19, studied environmentally sound structures and alternative energy options, but the purpose and origin of this column has been to ferret out the weeks news and try to make some sense out of what has happened each week. In creating this series, I've found all news is bias by its nature. Which stories you cover, the sources you cite, the way the stories are integrated all reflect the compiler's perspective. I hope you've found some useful information in these pieces over the years. I know most weeks are a fire hose flow of links, but the WW is meant to be a menu of stories to select from...like a Sunday newspaper. That's one reason I usually try to include a comic or two. As a kid that was my favorite part of the paper. So join in as we ramble through this week's news and views.
Censorship has many guises
One of the big stories of the week was the suppression of Hunter Biden's emails. I'm not sure this is any different than the way they ignored the of the $hill and Podesta emails. All they could do is distract by focusing on Russia and Wikileaks as the source. (While ignoring the Seth Rich story, which is getting some notice because of a recent ruling). None the less this story about censorship seems to have created a stir. Anyone who ever thought Facebook and Twitter were about communication and conversation are mistaken...they are about the CONTROL of communication and conversation with TPTB, CIA, etc. holding the levers.
Funny how the censorship has brought even more attention to the story. But notice censorship has become the story not the Biden corruption. But there's been plenty of evidence in plain sight which has been ignored. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXA--dj2-CY (1 min)
In 2016 Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, in his investigation of corruption involving Burisma Holdings, a natural gas company, identified Hunter Biden as the recipient of over $3,000,000 from the company.
Not wanting this corruption exposed, Joe Biden swung into action, using US loan guarantees as hostage while demanding Skokin be fired.
Amazingly, Joe Biden now brags about his actions in this matter.
All the sources covering this story with outrage while ignoring Julian's plight reveal the hypocrisy.
Julian Assange’s ‘Trial of the Century’: 10 Reasons Why it Threatens Freedom of Speech
Fidel Narváez was in the court in London for the majority of the hearings and offers this comprehensive summary.
1) The accusation is for a “political crime,” which is not subject to extradition. Publishing classified, and truthful, information is not a crime.
2) There was never a reckless disclosure of names. No one has been hurt due to WikiLeaks publications.
3) WikiLeaks’ publications are truthful information that is historically relevant.
4) WikiLeaks was not the first to publish the diplomatic cables without redaction, but only Julian Assange is being persecuted.
5) Assange never helped Chelsea Manning access national security information.
6) Assange would not have a fair trial in the U.S. ‘Spy Court.’
7) Assange would face inhumane conditions in the U.S.
8) Assange faces a high risk of suicide in the U.S.
9) Assange and his lawyers were illegally spied on by the U.S., which makes a fair trial impossible.
10) Ecuador illegally gave the U.S. confidential materials about Assange, including documents about his legal defense.
It is not just journalist being silenced. Doctors who stray from accepted treatments are silenced too. The sound quality is poor, but the content fascinating... to hear from a
Successful Covid Doctor SILENCED by Federal Trade Commission
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FqITndW4-U (47 min)
Dr. David Brownstein has successfully treated more than a hundred patients with Covid 19, . When he published interviews with patients and results of their treatment on his own website, however, he received a letter from the Federal Trade Commission telling him he was violating the law. The FTC wrote: “It is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C Sec. 41 et seq. to advertise that a product or service can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made. For COVID-19, no such study is currently known to exist for the products or services identified above. Thus, any Coronavirus-related prevention or treatment claims regarding such products or services are not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence. You must immediately cease making all such claims.”
Dr. Brownstein is a Board-Certified family physician with decades of experience working with patients who have heard "there's nothing we can do for you." He is the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI. According to his website, "Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Brownstein is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College for the Advancement in Medicine."
Here's the treatments he used and outcomes of his 100+ patients
Interventions:Oral Vitamins A, C, D, and iodine were given to 107 subjects (99%). Intravenous solutions of hydrogen peroxide and Vitamin C were given to 32 (30%) and 37 (35%) subjects. Thirty-seven (35%) of the cohort was treated with intramuscular ozone. by 91(85%).
Main Outcome Measures: History and physical exam were reviewed for COVID-19 symptoms including cough, fever, shortness of breath, and gastrointestinal complaints. Laboratory reports were examined for SARS-CoV-2
Results: Symptomatic improvement after treatment was reported for each patient consisting of first improvement, mostly better, and completely better. .
Chris Martenson is being suppressed as well. He explains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyXsAK980vU (12.5 min)
Better not recommend cheap, effective, available treatments when they want you to use expensive big pharma products.
Tim Noakes was silenced for his view of healthy diet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtmK8ZBsUJg (15 min summary)
In 2014, Professor Tim Noakes was reported to the Health Professions Council of South Africa for giving unprofessional dietary advice. He was advocating a low-carb, high-fat diet… in a tweet.
What followed was a four-year legal process of Kafkaesque proportions. Should a top-level scientist have his life and legacy ruined by a tweet? And is there anything wrong with a low-carb diet in the first place?
Fortunately, Professor Noakes is a fighter, and he was certainly not about to give up.
Here’s the story of Noakes’ fascinating multi-year struggle, with interviews of people who participated, and video from the court case, in a mini documentary.
. As upchuckie said, they got six ways from Sunday of getting you.
The Election and Voting
Voting has started and there's plenty of manipulation there.
Across Los Angeles, Fresno, and Orange County, fake ballot boxes were distributed and almost indistinguishable from the official drop-off sites maintained by the state. But only after being bombarded with countless questions from reporters did the California Republican Party admit to placing more those 50 “official” drop boxes for mail-in ballots over the weekend. As a result, state officials have called this an illegal act that could lead to voter fraud.
Krystal and Saagar review the election in a 9 minute clip.
The Week: Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist discusses Joe Biden’s campaign strategy in The Great Lakes State. HuffPost political reporter, Daniel Marans, explains how Donald Trump’s trickle-down system is hurting his re-election efforts among economically vulnerable voters. Author of, “They’re Not Listening: How The Elites Created The National Populist Revolution,” weighs in on how he thinks Republicans could still win the presidential election.
Evidently they have registered lots of new republican voters. I don't know what we'll see on Nov. 3, but I'm expecting chaos. I hope I'm wrong.
Greg Palast suggest a bleak possibility for the elections...
...even though Joe Biden is projected to win in all of the polls, we can’t assume that Democracy will dissuade Donald Trump. Greg has uncovered details about how rioters stopped an election count in 2000 and he’s here with us today to discuss how the same thing can happen again in 2020.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGIoK541TnY (45 min)
The idea is to use the militias to disrupt ballot counting and shut down the election forcing it to the courts.
Speaking of the courts, in the show hearing for Barrett there was a bit of truth told. This is worth the watch to see how the judiciary has been totally captured.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t95vhaiX4q8 (15 min)
Well worth your time...
However, there is a plan to make sure the elections are not corrupted
If we were wise we would learn from countries that have controlled the pandemic. Japan has many simple techniques for preventing spread. John Campbell explains...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ1h33mPGuU (1st 20 min)
Vietnam had very few cases and NO deaths despite sharing a border with China.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDk9CW82puo (7 min)
John is back with more good news on the benefits of zinc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIvRR_y5i-k (22 min)
Zinc balances immune responses and also has a proven direct antiviral action against some viruses. Zinc deficiency (ZD) is a common condition in elderly and individuals with chronic diseases
Chris covered more good news with ivermectin as well as discussing lockdowns
Combo Therapy Works! And another U-Turn on the W.H.O. bus?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbGG79WGmu4 (29 min)
we've got great new data that Ivermectin really (really!) works. Especially and particularly in combination therapy with D3, Doxycycline, and Zinc. Go figure!
Also, believe it or not, but having young kids in the house work in a dose dependent manner to reduce your risk of getting Covid or ending up hospitalized with Covid. Weird, but fascinating data.
Combine all that and I remain very respectful of SARS2, but not fearful.
This is a nice summary of coronavirus basics (10 min)
The array of problems
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy note that the World Health Organization’s special envoy on Covid-19 now says that lockdowns are a bad idea and that At least now that an official body has said this, ordinary people are allowed to debate the issue on social media.
In the second half, Max chats to professor Steve Keen, author of 'Debunking Economics', about life in Thailand where Covid-19 is almost non-existent relative to Western economies. With the cowboy mentality of America, however, a similar mask-wearing compliance is unlikely to work, so what is the answer?
The central banks just keep printing money. There WILL be a day of reckoning.
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the crazy antics of central banks that may require a commission to determine the fitness of these ivory tower economists to hold office. They look at the ‘oops, my bad’ as the Boston Fed president now says low interest rates made the current economic crisis worse. In the second half, Max chats to Pierre Rochard to discuss bitcoin on corporate balance sheets.
Though the full effects of our economic disaster have not come home to roost, the primary problem we don't even attempt to address is climate and ecosystem collapse.
We are the generation that is likely to witness the destruction of our Earth.
Here's a more hopeful take by students
There may not be a solution, but there is solace in nature and friends and family.
Gardening and Communities (7.5 min)
These 3 communities were fun to visit virtually...
Have you ever heard of an "Experimental Community" before? In short, it's a free-spirited residential area where its members follow an alternative lifestyle. These communities offer a sustainable place for people to work freely on their skills, while sharing resources and having a common perspective of the world.
I've visited a number of experimental communities over the years, and in this 15 minute video, I share with you my favorite three which are:
1. Auroville in India
2. Arcosanti in Arizona, USA
3. Sacromonte in Spain
The next 2 clips are by NC market gardener Josh Sattin...
Integrating a garden and restaurant, what a great idea!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjgUOimFI60 (18 min)
Copeland Springs is a unique farm located in an eco-industrial park in Pittsboro, NC.
Copeland Springs Farm & Kitchen https://www.copelandspringsfarm.com/
Building soil with new beds. This is very similar to my technique.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_N13gp4gVY (9 min)
As Josh is planting fall beds in NC, Richard Perkins in Sweden is putting his to bed for the winter, set up for planting next spring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2E5TDr9jrw (17 min)
A clip of a cool "cob" structure just for fun!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUGQNVleOEo (19 min)
Fall is in the air here on Lookout Mountain (above is a 2017 shot and currently we're not quite this far along yet). I dropped this poem in MA's Hot Air column this week, but want to close with it here as well.
When the Frost is on the Punkin
By James Whitcomb Riley
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock,
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin’ turkey-cock,
And the clackin’ of the guineys, and the cluckin’ of the hens,
And the rooster’s hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence;
O, it’s then’s the times a feller is a-feelin’ at his best,
With the risin’ sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest,
As he leaves the house, bareheaded, and goes out to feed the stock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.
They’s something kindo’ harty-like about the atmusfere
When the heat of summer’s over and the coolin’ fall is here—
Of course we miss the flowers, and the blossums on the trees,
And the mumble of the hummin’-birds and buzzin’ of the bees;
But the air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze
Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days
Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock—
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.
The husky, rusty russel of the tossels of the corn,
And the raspin’ of the tangled leaves, as golden as the morn;
The stubble in the furries—kindo’ lonesome-like, but still
A-preachin’ sermuns to us of the barns they growed to fill;
The strawstack in the medder, and the reaper in the shed;
The hosses in theyr stalls below—the clover over-head!—
O, it sets my hart a-clickin’ like the tickin’ of a clock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock!
Then your apples all is gethered, and the ones a feller keeps
Is poured around the celler-floor in red and yeller heaps;
And your cider-makin’ ’s over, and your wimmern-folks is through
With their mince and apple-butter, and theyr souse and saussage, too! ...
I don’t know how to tell it—but ef sich a thing could be
As the Angels wantin’ boardin’, and they’d call around on me—
I’d want to ’commodate ’em—all the whole-indurin’ flock—
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock!
A buddy put one of Riley's poems to music
A Tale Of The Airly Days
by James Whitcomb Riley
Oh! tell me a tale of the airly days--
Of the times as they ust to be;
'Piller of Fi-er' and 'Shakespeare's Plays'
Is a' most too deep fer me!
I want plane facts, and I want plane words,
Of the good old-fashioned ways,
When speech run free as the songs of birds
'Way back in the airly days.
Tell me a tale of the timber-lands--
Of the old-time pioneers;
Somepin' a pore man understands
With his feelins's well as ears.
Tell of the old log house,--about
The loft, and the puncheon flore--
The old fi-er-place, with the crane swung out,
And the latch-string thrugh the door.
Tell of the things jest as they was--
They don't need no excuse!--
Don't tech 'em up like the poets does,
Tel theyr all too fine fer use!--
Say they was 'leven in the fambily--
Two beds, and the chist, below,
And the trundle-beds that each helt three,
And the clock and the old bureau.
Then blow the horn at the old back-door
Tel the echoes all halloo,
And the childern gethers home onc't more,
Jest as they ust to do:
Blow fer Pap tel he hears and comes,
With Tomps and Elias, too,
A-marchin' home, with the fife and drums
And the old Red White and Blue!
Blow and blow tel the sound draps low
As the moan of the whipperwill,
And wake up Mother, and Ruth and Jo,
All sleepin' at Bethel Hill:
Blow and call tel the faces all
Shine out in the back-log's blaze,
And the shadders dance on the old hewed wall
As they did in the airly days.
Hope you have plenty of tales to share, and are weaving your way through the maze of today's issues. Keep good heart and treasure the things we do have. I look forward to your favorite stories in the comments below.