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Happy New Year 2022

Wishing everyone good health and free and fair elections…

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143 comments to Happy New Year 2022

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    Don B

    Happy New Year, Jo.

    My wish is for sanity about Covid in 2022.

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      Mantaray Yunupingu

      Perrottet was / is a partially sane one. As, it appears, is the new CMO / CHO in Qld. Except of course that they are still pushing never-ending gene-jabs despite knowing they do not work in preventing SARS-CoV2 infection, nor Covid19 symptoms. And also being aware that the serious damage they do is now openly admitted by the Commonwealth. Hmmm…

      Can’t be too long before the borders are flung open in Qld, with multiple thousands of “cases” every day now, despite the BS restrictions the Miss Piggy lookalikes are championing up there.

      All I wish is that at least a handful of the vaxed I care about can make it through this year. Very sad to see gene-jab-addicts in such addled states…but I still dare to hope!

      BTW: Have just sent an E-Mail to a real estate agent I’ve dealt with before, to keep an eye out for deceased estate sales. One or two by the ocean, and a couple in the mountains. Since I’ve got a hundred grand in cash I should be able to pick up HALF A DOZEN when this cull is complete!

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    Seeker24

    Happy New Year to all in Oz. Here in (Old) South Wales, the old year has about 8 hours left.

    My wish is that we finally find out what is really going on, and find it is less horrific than I am beginning to suspect it is!

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    RicDre

    Jo, Happy New Year to you and your family. Also, Happy New Year to all of the readers of and contributors to this blog.

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    Kevin T Kilty

    Here’s wishing all of you in Perth and places east to the date line a Happy New Year already!

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    KevJ

    Yes.. Happy New Year to Jo and everyone.
    May 2022 be a better year for us all.

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    John B

    Happy New Year Jo and family. Also to everyone here.
    May 2022 be a better year and hopefully we see the last of the totalitarianism that has been undemocratically inflicted upon us by the mad-hatter political class for the last 2 years.
    God bless.

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    tonyb

    A happy new year to all the commentators here and to Jo and her family.

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    Lance

    Wish everyone here Health, Wealth, and Happiness for 2022. 🙂

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    sophocles

    Made it! 😀

    It’s 2022 and all my very best to everybody. May 2022 be a good year for all.

    Keep yer Vit-D levels above the Covid fenceline (125nm/L +) and enjoy life.
    (Hey: it’s worked for me 😀 )

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      Greg in NZ

      Made it too… now I have to train my brain to write ’22’ for the date/year – the joy of living under the Gregorian calendar system.

      Unlike previous New Year’s days, there’s no cyclones hammering the North Island, no snow blizzards battering the South Island, just pleasant benign summery weather for the Shaky Isles on 1/1/22, “and the Chatham Islands, fine”. Thank you carbon dioxide!

      All the best for one and all, and our gracious host, in this Year of Catch-22: good health, and a dram o’ whisky, to ye all!

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        sophocles

        Unlike previous New Year’s days, there’s no cyclones hammering the North Island,

        Don’t panic — there’s a TC coming. Should be here about Wednesday.

        See: https://www.metservice.com/maps-radar/surface-pressure/tasman-sea-new-zealand?range=300&t,ab=real-time

        for Tropical Cyclone Seth (Cat 2). It’s forecast to blow off into the Coral Sea but I can’t see that. It just might be knocking on the North Island’s west coast from Taranaki to North Cape by late Wednesday or early Thursday. Just a little late, I know. But there is one there — we haven’t been forgotten.

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          David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

          G’day S,
          Our BoM’s forecast shows Seth heading south along our eastern coast rather than across the Tasman.
          http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/4day_col.shtml
          Cheers
          Dave B

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            Greg in NZ

            It finally has a name: the low that doesn’t know where to go…

            For the past week, pre-Seth has been meandering around the Top End, going this way then that way, trying to be a real cyclone but not quite making it, then whoops! over the QLD peninsula to, once again, meander and dawdle and not quite get up enough steam: not exactly the MONSTER which Gore, Mann, Thunberg have been warning us about (for far too long).

            BoM has it stalling in situ out to sea east of Brisbane, then reversing and heading back north a ways, before losing the plot and falling apart as it drifts onshore – such indecisiveness is more fitting for gender-challenged teenagers lost in Tik-Tok-Land. At least the coast may get a little rain out of it, and Noosa Heads will be the place to be – or not to be.

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          sophocles

          It will be downgraded to a low-pressure area by Monday and won’t have moved much, so
          prediction is well off the wall — as David points out: the BoM’s forecast is for it to remain uncharacteristically almost stationary.

          Maybe saying it is all that’s required to unstick it 😀

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        another ian

        As pointed out various places the year is

        “2020 TWO”

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        Bruce

        Try writing is as 20 20 TOO.

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      Kippax

      Very much so agree with the Vitamin D sentiment.

      Recent DarkHorse podcast (Brett Weinstein) was all about Vitamin D.
      Among other things, it postulates that it is one reason why sub-Saharan Africa has fared so well against Covid, is that the people are outside all the time. Less so in sub-Suharan countries where people have a tradition of covering up.
      I know it’s not the only factor, young population and certain anti-parasitic drugs too.
      But well worth a listen IMHO. Apologies if the link does not work, but they are on Odysee too

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        Tides of Mudgee

        Hi Kippax, having just watched the dark horse podcast, good New Year’s Day viewing, two things jumped out at me. One, you mentioned lightly, about the sub-saharan countries being low in Covid numbers and I remember well over a year ago that it was realised that a lot of those countries are malarial places and the majority of visitors and, indeed the inhabitants, would be on HCQ. You did mention anti-parasitics, but I would think that that was a major factor. Also in the podcast they mentioned how the north of Italy had very high cases of Covid early on which they (the podcast trio) put down to air pollution. A lot of the North of Italy has large numbers of Chinese who have taken over many towns and have set up manufacturing there, and at that time they were flying in and out of Italy to China constantly. It would seem this could be a big reason for the huge rise in Covid numbers in that part of the world at that time.

        This is the link to that podcast. ToM

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8LFkWiNP1wQ

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          Chris

          Hi, The Chinese are heavily involved in the car industry in Milan and also in manufacturing fabrics for the fashion industry.

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            Bruce

            They are also closely associated in industrial and Military “ventures” with China.

            Some areas in regional Iran copped a Covid flogging.

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    TdeF

    Great photo!

    From John Lennon’s Imagine

    Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us, only sky

    And three cheers for Carbon Dioxide, the gas from which all life on earth is made, every living thing. Carbon, Hydrogen and oxygen and almost nothing else.

    Who needs to plant a tree? With increased CO2 the trees are planting themselves and Green cover of the planet has increased 30%, which fact alone means man made CO2 levels is absurd, a fantasy, fake science.

    The massive world greening agreed by NASA and the CSIRO and obvious by satellite tells you CO2 is in short supply. And if planting trees was meant to reduce CO2, the exact opposite is true. More CO2 means much more life on earth. The Greens should be cheering.
    Satellites have also shown the temperature average is 2021 is identical to 1980. There is no downside to more CO2. It is a blessing.

    Happy New Year!

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      Penguinite

      While I, too, enjoyed John Lennon’s words and music 50 years ago the particular lyrics you quote should have been a sign of his contempt for the non-socialist world. It is sentiments like these that have, over time, distorted the Christian beliefs and thinking and fomented communism/socialism.

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        TdeF

        That’s a big rough. He was a great musician. And everyone wants what is in his lyrics. It is idealism, not socialism. John Lennon knew nothing about politics. And peace was his ideal.

        But you are right that socialism is presented as a way to achieve peace and happiness and prosperity and a world without war. It is a lie, of course. Socialist is what Totalitarians call themselves.

        The disasters of Russia, East Germany, Venezuela, Cuba and the whole of Eastern Europe makes that obvious. Idealism and youthful enthusiasm make people targets. And Grumpy Greta Thunberg is a classic example, an unhappy pawn of the Green communists and profiteers. Ignorance does not make you clever. Worse, it makes you vulnerable.

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      Philip

      From a band that sang Taxman to the song Imagine, held as the socialist atheist anthem. Quite a spectrum. Who knows that they believed. I doubt Lennon knew. As someone said above, he knew little of politics just peace idealism.

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      Philip

      IT should be the slogan for the movement, More CO2 for a greener world…now! I think it’s quite effective. Makes a green mind think.

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      Aloha! John Lennon as do all celebs and social icons fall under the AA(Alcoholics Anonymous) meeting mantra of “Take what you want and leave the rest”! Meaning whatever people say take the useful parts for your own use and discard the rest. DOn’t get hung up on a word or sentence and go off the rails and detour from your path.

      Two more very wise AA sayings apply to politics today:
      1-Let Go and Let God
      2-All Your Best Thinking Got You Here

      As for me I saw Lennon as a great songwriter not Gandhi and that’s how he got his fame and fortune was from pop songs. But if you go by his lyrics and songs then he also wrote Working Class Hero and he also wrote Hard Days Night and Yesterday and Norwegian Wood! All songs people can listen to at different times in their life and derive meaning.

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    David Maddison

    Happy New Gregorian Year everyone.

    In other calendars, 31st December 2021 was:

    Gregorian: Friday, 31 December 2021
    Mayan: Long count = 13.0.9.2.17; tzolkin = 12 Caban; haab = 15 Kankin
    French: 11 Nivôse an 230 de la Révolution
    1slamic: 26 Jumada I 1443
    Hebrew: 27 Teveth 5782
    Julian: 18 December 2021
    ISO: Day 5 of week 52 of 2021
    Persian: 10 Dey 1400
    Ethiopic: 22 Takhsas 2014
    Coptic: 22 Kiyahk 1738
    Chinese: Cycle 78, year 38 (Xin-Chou), month 11 (Geng-Zi), day 28 (Gui-Chou)
    Julian day: 2459580
    Day of year: Day 365 of 2021; 0 days remaining in the year
    Discordian: Setting Orange, The Aftermath 73, Year of Our Lady of Discord 3187

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      Graeme No.3

      Thank you David, and after the world agrees to shut down coal, oil and gas use (along with nuclear) we can then work on getting agreement on calendars.
      In the meantime Happy New Year to everybody.

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        NuThink

        Watching one of the Europeans TV stations this morning (Saturday) the reporter said paraphrased, that the new German government will be shutting down nuclear which will stop the smoke coming out of the chimneys at nuclear plants.

        They then showed smoke coming out cooling towers.

        That is a major problem, when those that bring us the propanews have no idea what they are telling us.

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      Yonniestone.

      2022 is also a 222 year which many link references to the Bible also known as an Angel Number, keep searching and stay strong good people.

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      Annie

      Happy New Year to you David and to Jo and all who come here.
      I think I’ll stick to Gregorian; it’s a bit late in life to change my ways!

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    David Maddison

    Let’s make this a year where conservatives and other rational thinkers fight to re-establish the values of The Enlightenment that built our present Western Civilisation which is now under systematic and ruthless attack by those with some very evil ideas.

    We should all be fighting for the values of The Enlightenment that got us where we are such as the pursuit of happiness, the pursuit of knowledge obtained by means of reason and evidence, ideals such as liberty, progress, toleration of alternative ideas (free speech), fraternity, law and order and respect for individual rights, constitutional government and the separation of church and state (including religions disguised as certain political ideologies).

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      David Maddison

      Related to my last point.

      Video, 13 mins.

      “Is Government the New God? The Religion of Totalitarianism”

      https://youtu.be/WhNJJmmCkqY

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        OriginalSteve

        From my Christian perspective, if we are in the Last Days, you would expect a pagan govt to challenge Gods sovereignty.

        Revelation predicts the rise of the Beast system with the Man of Perdition ( aka Antichrist at its head ) which puts people to death if they dont worship it.

        So it seems to provide a possible pathway via medical totalitarianism, into absolute Totalitarianism under a global govt.

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    John Hultquist

    From Central Washington USA – – 11 hours to go.
    Happy New Year 2022

    Back in June (the 29th) our temperature was 114°degrees F and at Midnight and the new year the forecast is for Zero. [ 45.6°C to -17.7°C ]

    TdeF says three “cheers for Carbon Dioxide“:
    My wood stove has been doing its part for the last month and will continue until “the January Thaw”. Search that up, you down-under folks.
    Cheers & as my wine friends say: À votre santé.

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      Annie

      Do they have a way to boycott Paypal?

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        David Maddison

        PayPal is owned by EBay and like most Big Tech giants are both woke, Leftist, anti-conservative, anti-Trump companies.

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          Peter C

          No hope of any improvement unless and until the Democrats are unseated.
          All the attempts to decertify in the Nov 2020 election are being stonewalled by the democrats and rhinos in all states.
          I think the pressure is building, so maybe the dam breaks in 2022.

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          James

          No Ebay sold it a few years ago, to another bunch of leftists. If I have to buy on ebay, I process payment direct through ebay, and avoid using paypal as much as I can now.

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        OriginalSteve

        I believe gab.com has its own payments platform….worth an email to gab

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    OldOzzie

    Happy New Year 2022 to All

    An Article of Sense in The Australian to start the New Year

    Vaccine mandates set us on path towards segregation and despotism – JAMES ALLAN

    11:00PM December 31, 2021

    And to be clear, I have been double vaccinated.

    I never imagined a day would come when almost everyone in the public-health hierarchy would be chanting “group benefits should trump any and all individual decision-making calls”. Yet that is precisely what the doctorly caste (and their enablers in the political class) are proposing, however they try to disguise it.

    A November Yale study concluded “clinicians and public health practitioners should consider vaccinated persons who become infected with SARS-CoV-2 to be no less infectious than unvaccinated persons”.

    One in the scientific journal Nature showed the effectiveness of vaccines in reducing transmission fades to practically zero after three months. In heavily vaccinated Germany, things are worse on all metrics in 2021 than in 2020, when there were no vaccines.

    And for those for whom credentialism is the be-all and end-all, this position is supported by professors, epidemiologists and doctors from the likes of Oxford, Harvard and Stanford (check out the signatories to the Great Barrington Declaration) who put to shame the qualifications of the chief health officer types here in Australia.

    Leave aside the real questions about the effectiveness of lockdowns, though I believe they were a terrible error and will be seen that way in the next few years. Sweden, which never locked down, now shows that its age-adjusted excess deaths through this pandemic are below the rolling 2015-19 average. And its Covid rate is down in the bottom half in Europe. Deaths due to lockdowns are starting to become plain and will dwarf those saved by lockdowns. Meanwhile, of the 50 US states, right now the one with the lowest Covid rates is Florida – a state with no mask rules for the past 10 months or so, no vaccine mandate, no lockdowns and indeed a mandate against vaccine mandates. The other no-vaccine mandate US states are outperforming the mandate states.

    This is the bottom line for anyone who cares for freedom, civil liberties and living in a country with equality before the law.

    I’ll say it again. Vaccine mandates are a terrible, illiberal, slippery-slope idea. Speak now or forever expect despotic, heavy-handed government.

    James Allan is Garrick professor of law at the University of Queensland.

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      David Maddison

      “group benefits should trump any and all individual decision-making calls”.

      Here is a related 15min video about “How the “Greater Good” is Used as a Tool of Social Control”.

      https://youtu.be/gvPKTVK10JE

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        OriginalSteve

        “The greater good” appears to be the cover story for despots everywhere….

        “Think of the children….”

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          Bruce

          “The problem with Australians is not that so many of them are descended from convicts, but that so many of them are descended from prison officers.” Clive James

          “If you have to be persuaded, lied to, incentivized, coerced, bullied, socially shamed, guilt-tripped, threatened, punished and criminalized.

          If all of this is considered necessary to gain your compliance.

          You can be absolutely certain that what is being promoted is not in your best interest.” – Ian Watson

          “The welfare of the people has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.” Albert Camus

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            Vlad the Impaler

            Add to all of that, this, from the first Federalist Paper, written by “Publius” (actually, Alexander Hamilton); last portion of paragraph five:

            ” … and that a dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government. History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter, and that of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants.”

            At some point, the pattern should be clear, such that even a ‘visually-impaired’ individual can see it clearly.

            A very Happy and Prosperous New Year to Jo, those unsung heroes of the Mods, and all of Jo’s contributors,

            Vlad

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      Finally someone in the public eye acknowledges the very very distinguished credentials of the dissenting vaccinologists, virologists, epidemiologists and others.

      They have been amazingly denigrated as “fringe” epidemiologists by the smooth -talking, media “experts” who lack the many publications and research papers, as well as practical clinical experience of the “fringe” dissenters.

      One of those distinguished dissenters, Dr. Peter McCullough, recently asked one such “public epidemiologist” how many COVID patients had he actually treated in this pandemic. An embarrassed silence followed.

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      Ian

      “The scientific journal Nature showed the effectiveness of vaccines in reducing transmission fades to practically zero after three months.”

      Yet again another article that decries the effectiveness of vaccination is published here and is seized upon by those with little or no understanding of the immune system. However the article is selectively edited to exclude the role of the cellular response to vaccination. This editing panders to the beliefs of those rapt with this echo-chamber and the “confirmation bias” so enthusiastically supported by politically biased commenters.

      The following is part of the material completely omitted from the comment by OldOzzie

      “Things wane,” says Nicole Doria-Rose, an immunologist at the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland. But not all things wane equally.
      ‘Neutralizing’ antibodies that can intercept viruses before they infiltrate cells might not have much staying power. Levels of these molecules typically shoot up after vaccination, then quickly taper off months later. “That’s how vaccines work,” Doria-Rose says.

      But cellular immune responses are longer lasting — and as Jennifer Gommerman, an immunologist at the University of Toronto in Canada, explains: “Cellular immunity is what’s going to protect you from disease.” Memory B cells, which can rapidly deploy more antibodies in the event of re-exposure to the virus, tend to stick around, and so do T cells, which can attack already-infected cells. Both provide an added measure of protection should SARS-CoV-2 sneak past the body’s first line of defence.”
      ,
      In one of the only long-term studies to consider these three planks of the immune system simultaneously — antibodies, B cells and T cells — researchers found that vaccination spurred durable cellular immunity5. Memory B cells continued to grow in numbers for at least six months, and got better at fighting the virus over time. T-cell counts remained relatively stable, dipping only slightly over the duration of the study period.

      “So, you have this reserve,” says John Wherry, an immunologist at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, who led the study. “Circulating antibodies may be declining, but your immune system is capable of jumping into action once again.”

      There is much more that discusses the pros and cons of vaccination and the role of cellular immunity but i suspect readers here will not want to read balanced discussions about the science. Once upon a time the science would have been given precedence over political bias but that now is no longer the norm.

      https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02532-4

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        Kalm Keith

        You quote from “Nature” when their credibility is shot to pieces.

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          Ian

          OldOzzie quoted from the same article in Nature. Why do you not admonish him? Because, of course, you are interested only in the political aspect not in the science.

          And as for Nature’s credibility, to which particular Nature journal are you referring?

          Nature Reviews Immunology has an impact factor of 25 and is ranked 6th in the top 25 science journals and Nature Medicine has an impact factor of 36.13 and is ranked 11 in that list.

          Your assertion re Nature’s credibility is not borne out by the facts.

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        Hbhp

        Great Ian so we don’t need boosters that is great news!!
        Thank you

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          Ian

          “Great Ian so we don’t need boosters that is great news!!
          Thank you”

          You seem not too aware of how boosters work.

          Boosters take advantage of immunological memory. Immune cells essentially “remember” vaccines previously received, and respond rapidly and vigorously to subsequent shots, increasing immunity to protective levels. Giving smaller doses of vaccine in multiple shots is often better than a large dose of vaccine in a single shot because they stimulate the immune system to steadily increase our immunity to the virus.

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            clarence.t

            “they stimulate the immune system to steadily increase our immunity to the virus.”

            Which is why immunity in the triple-jabbed drops rather quickly to “not very much”, basically zero.

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              clarence.t

              Link to go with that comment….

              https://notrickszone.com/2021/12/30/scientists-now-confirm-mrna-vaccines-produce-negative-effectiveness-against-omicron/

              vaccines-produce-negative-effectiveness-against-omicron

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                Ian

                “The Omicron variant presents a serious threat to many existing COVID-19 vaccines and therapies” as it “seemingly flattens the antibody therapy”

                “T-cell-based responses, in addition to antibodies, are produced by both natural infection and vaccination. Here, the researchers wanted to assess if sections of the virus or epitopes, that were targeted by the CD8+ T-cell response—in 30 people who recovered from COVID-19 in 2020—were mutated in the Omicron variety.

                The results revealed that one of the 52 epitopes identified in this cohort included an Omicron-mutated amino acid. These findings imply that the T-cell immune response in previously infected, and most likely vaccinated, individuals should still be effective against Omicron.

                Conclusion
                These findings illustrate that despite the continuous pattern of the ongoing evolution of SARS-CoV-2, it has not resulted in any significant accumulation of CD8+ T-cell escape mutations. The results also reveal that existing CD8+ T-cell responses from a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, and most likely vaccination, will recognize the Omicron VOC and should provide significant protection against COVID-19. ”

                Redd, A, et al. (2021). Minimal cross-over between mutations associated with Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 and CD8+ T cell epitopes identified in COVID-19 convalescent individuals. bioRxiv. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.12.06.471446

                https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.12.06.471446v1
                https://www.news-medical.net/news/20211215/T-cell-immune-response-in-previously-infected-and-vaccinated-individuals-effective-against-SARS-CoV-2-Omicron-variant.aspx

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                clarence.t

                30 people in a study of people from 2020

                …. against all the up to date.data from Uk etc

                From your 3rd link…. still a study of recovered people ..ie natural immunity

                “The results also reveal that existing CD8+ T-cell responses from a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, and most likely vaccination, will recognize the Omicron VOC and should provide significant protection against COVID-19.”

                .. luv that “and most likely”… a real air of “sciency” about it… 😉

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                Ian

                As is almost always the case no references are provided. Without relevant supporting evidence your comments are worthless

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                clarence.t

                Masses of evidence in the link I gave to NTZ.

                It is the total lack of relevance of testing only 30 people who naturally recovered…. (and from early 2020)

                …and actually thinking it can be somehow related to the vaccines..

                That’s the bizarre thing.

                Your 3 links are totally irrelevant to the discussion on current vaccine efficacy.

                They are all just supposition, based on minimal old data, none of which was about the actual vaccines…

                ….. as opposed to the masses of data given at NTZ.

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                clarence.t

                “no references are provided”

                You gave the reference that said…

                ““The results also reveal that existing CD8+ T-cell responses from a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, and most likely vaccination, will recognize the Omicron VOC and should provide significant protection against COVID-19.””

                Now why would they include that statement “and most likely vaccination” ?

                …. when they didn’t actually have any data about the vaccinations?

                Its purely not “sciency”… more like “climate sciency”

                Seems you didn’t read your own links properly.

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        David Maddison

        Ian, please critique the interview with Dr Robert Malone posted by Analytik elsewhere on this page.

        After listening to that, I think you will find it challenging to be such a huge supporter of the mRNA covid vaccines, as currently implemented.

        I assume you support the extensive censorship of the scientific and medical community of anyone who dares question any aspect of the present covid vaccines.

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        Gary S

        ‘Once upon a time the science would have been given precedence over political bias but that is now no longer the norm.’ As we have all observed over many years with the agendas of the left, including, but not limited to, climate change, gender issues and now medicine. Most here have no medical training, but I don’t think you need to be a brain surgeon to know you have a headache.

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          Ian

          ” Most here have no medical training, but I don’t think you need to be a brain surgeon to know you have a headache.”

          Agreed but you may well need a “brain surgeon” to tell you why you have a headache.

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    Chris

    It’s 5.35am the sun is up here in Perth, the garden has mostly survived a week of 40C although the lettuces and tomatoes have died . All I can say is it’s great to be alive , God bless everyone and may the New Year be less stressful than the last.

    And a special thank you to Jo .

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    Robber

    A hot changeover from 2021 to 2022 – may 2022 bring more sanity to the claims of “climate emergency” (until the next bush fire).
    OpenNEM shows electricity generation peaked at 30,170 MW at 4pm on Dec 31, with 36% provided by solar and wind.
    But by 7pm with demand 26,100 MW, solar/wind provided just 7%, coal 60%, gas 16% and hydro 17%. (must still be water in those dams).
    And the poster child for “renewables” kept the air conditioners running in the evening with just 6% wind/solar, lots of gas, and 25% supplied by Victoria.
    Happy New Year!

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    Lawrie

    I just hope the political and bureaucratic class were half as well informed as the folk here. If it were so we would have reliable, cheap power. We would have a booming manufacturing industry, no shortage of Adblue. Universities would not be wasting vast sums on figments of imagination but inventing things that help the taxpayer rather than their own pockets. A medical system that embraces every available resource to control the effects of a flu rather than pusue expensive cures that do not work.

    And can we pray that the mid terms in the US bring about a seismic change in that currently socialist government. To see the end of Pelosi, Shumer and that evil cabal would be the best Christmas present for 22 for, not only good Americans, but the rest of us as well. We will continue with a few good men and women and a lot of useless mouths.

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      Serp

      The ship was not in two different centuries but could have been had they returned to the same position on 31 December 1900 the last day of the nineteenth century; this is the same garbage misapprehension which is rolled out every hundred years and was reprised on the last day of 1999.

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    Neville

    All the best to everyone for a prosperous and better 2022.
    I can’t resist another look at our poorest continent and try and get my head around the incredible numbers since 1950 or 1970 or 1990.
    In 1970 population was 363 mil and today about 1.37 billion or an increase of over 1 billion people in just 50 years.
    1970 life expectancy was 46 and today about 63 and urban living percentage has increased.
    And obviously a much higher survival of babies and children over the last 50 years.
    Yet we have delusional loonies in Glasgow telling us that Humans face an EXISTENTIAL threat unless we FIGHT their CLIMATE CHANGE.
    So why are our MSM and world govts so stupid and why aren’t sceptics playing a greater role?
    Lets face it the maths and data support our side, YET the dopey Malthusians seem to have taken over the world.
    We have a very optimistic message but all hell breaks loose if we try and tell the truth by merely quoting the proper historical data. Beats me.

    https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/AFR/africa/population

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    David Maddison

    Here’s some New Year’s resolution everyone can try.

    And both deliciously politically incorrect and against establishment doctrine.

    1) Keto or low carb diet.

    2) Micronutrient supplements such as Vit A, Vit D and zinc, among others.

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      OldOzzie

      Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization, by Edward Slingerland (Little, Brown Spark, 384 pp., $29)

      If you ring in the New Year with a raised drink, Edward Slingerland would like you to show proper reverence to the liquid in your glass. Alcohol is not just a tool for celebrating the end of a year, whether pleasant or miserable. It doesn’t merely give you and your friends a pleasant communal buzz. No, what you hold in your glass is the elixir that started civilization and has been essential ever since in enabling human societies to flourish (while, admittedly, enjoying a pleasant buzz).

      In Drunk, a witty and erudite homage to alcohol, Slingerland offers a novel explanation to an old evolutionary puzzle: Why do we keep drinking? “Humans are the only species that deliberately, systematically, and regularly gets drunk,” he writes.

      When we do our cost-benefit analysis of that champagne glass tonight, we shouldn’t merely focus on its contribution to civilization. “In our current age of neo-prohibition and general queasiness about risk, we desperately need to be clear about the simple joy of feeling good,” Slingerland writes. “In defending the functions of intoxicant use, let us never lose sight of one of the greatest contributions of intoxicants to human life: sheer hedonic pleasure.”

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        Graeme No.3

        Anecdotes about wild animals seemingly getting drunk after eating rotting fruit are widespread.
        For some reason Youtube now demands I sign in before I can access you-tubes. This is the “best” I could find (remove 3 dots before link)
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEwbxDceZbs
        There are stories about African elephants eating the overripe fruit of the marula tree (incidentally, Amarula Cream liqueur is made from the same plant). There was that moose in Sweden that got stuck in a tree after eating too many rotting apples. And the vervet monkeys of St. Kitts, whose fondness for sugar and possibly alcohol, drives them to steal drinks from tourists.
        Chimpanzees even make tools, in the form of leaf sponges, to access the fermented sap that collects in containers hung from tapped raffia palms in Guinea.
        Despite the popularity of these stories in the public imagination, they have often been dismissed as myths. Scientists concluded that it would be unlikely for elephants to eat enough fermented fruit to get drunk because they are so large.
        Get your news from people who know what they’re talking about. The Conversation???

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      Mark Allinson

      Exactly, David!

      I am a happy Keto convert, at age 74.

      For decades I tried many diets, trying to shed that stubborn cummerbund of chub I seemed doomed to wear.

      Occasionally I would lose 3 or 4 kilos, only to put them back two weeks later

      Two weeks into Ketosis I had lost 18 kilos of fat and never felt fitter nor had more energy.

      I ride my off-road bicycle about 15-20 km per day, plus other assorted exercises.

      I am now an OMAD – I eat one meal per day, and fast till the next one – and I have absolutely no hunger-pangs nor cravings.

      And it’s so much cheaper than 3 meals per day!

      Discovering Keto is one of the best things I have had happen to me.

      The inspiration came from a series of videos on YouTube by a Keto expert, Dr Berg, who recommends various vitamin and mineral remedies for most conditions.

      For over thirty years I was plagued with gastric reflux (GORD) and the best that the GPs could suggest is potentially carcinogenic PPIs or Mylanta to treat the symptoms.

      Two weeks into Keto I lost ALL TRACE of gastric reflux.

      And I have also thrown away my 40 year prescription for high blood pressure – not needed now.

      I went from 84 kgs down to 68 kgs, which for my height is within the bounds of a healthy weight.

      For those who fear the state of autophagy will waste muscle as well as fat, please consider another Keto expert on YouTube – Thomas DeLauer who is 6 foot 4 and full of muscles.

      In fact, DeLauer recently reviewed a research paper that demonstrated that Keto could build more muscle than other diets.

      I would recommend a look at the videos of these two blokes on YouTube.

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        Bruce

        I remember the “Pritiken Diet’

        “You may not get cancer, you’ll just look like you have it.”

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          Mark Allinson

          Ha!

          Yes, my brother says I now look “a little gaunt.”

          Maybe so, but I am as gaunt as a fiddle.

          And I am very happy to trade my paunch and gerbil cheeks for an end to reflux and blood pressure.

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          David Maddison

          The Pritkin Diet is almost the opposite of a keto or low carb diet.

          With low carb and keto diets, animal fat and protein is unlimited and carbs are restricted.

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    KP

    Medical practice in the world as it stands- A snippet from the SMH.

    ———————–
    Malvern doctor Peter Lewis has long advocated the use of rapid antigen testing, which he says should be used in tandem with PCR tests to help reopen workplaces, businesses and borders.

    Over the past few months, Dr Lewis has built a thriving side-business selling the kits to patients and colleagues in the medical profession.

    Dr Lewis has about 30,000 remaining kits, which he expects to be sold within days.

    “Supply simply can’t keep up with demand, and only now have governments around the country decided to boost our stocks,” he said.

    Dr Lewis said he believed the reluctance to embrace antigen testing was the result of “massive lobbying” by the big pathology companies.

    “The pathology companies have made so much money out of PCR testing because they got involved in the political debate and ran a campaign that denigrated antigen testing.

    “They have spent millions of dollars casting doubt in the public’s mind about the reliability of antigen tests,” Dr Lewis said.

    —————————–

    When you’re making billions of dollars from PCR tests, you can afford a few million to make sure there are no competitors.

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    OldOzzie

    The Conformity Crackup of 2021

    From Covid lockdowns to crime and cops, the political-media consensus was wrong.

    By WSJ EditorialBoard – Dec. 30, 2021 6:56 pm ET

    The year 2021 that ends this week wasn’t the return to normalcy that President Biden promised, but it was invaluable in one respect. This was the year when the conformity that characterizes American politics and media was exposed for its mistakes as never before.

    By conformity we mean the progressive political and media consensus that forms quickly around an issue and then reinforces itself no matter the competing arguments or new information. This isn’t a conspiracy in any formal sense; there are no organized calls or Zoom meetings.

    This is about a shared set of political values and preferences that leads people to reach the same conclusions about an event. The reporters and commentators of the major progressive media—the Washington Post, Bloomberg, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and more—all then reinforce what they now like to call the “narrative” of a story.

    Politicians and the press feed the narrative with leaks and the stories they pursue—or, as important, what they don’t pursue. Disagreement is rare to nonexistent because the cost can be ostracism or lost careers.

    Only when it is exposed over time as false does the conformity break, and typically only if there are negative political consequences for Democrats. The saving grace is that sometimes reality is impossible to ignore, and 2021 was the year this happened on some of the biggest events of our time. It’s worth recounting a few examples to see how the dominant consensus was wrong about so much for so long.

    • The Wuhan Virology Lab origin theory of Covid-19. In the early days of the pandemic, even raising this as a possibility was taboo. Sen. Cotton was vilified for doing so. The Lancet, a supposedly open-minded scientific journal, published a letter in February 2020 “to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.”

    This year we learned that the Lancet letter was part of a coordinated effort to quash the lab theory. We learned about the conflicts of interest of Anthony Fauci and others who provided funding for the Wuhan lab. Eventually even the press noticed that China had blocked an honest inquiry, and that no evidence for a natural origin has emerged.

    • Lockdowns stop Covid-19.
    • The supply side of the economy doesn’t matter.
    • The Steele dossier and Russia collusion narrative.
    • Vilifying police won’t affect crime.

    We could go on—who can forget the knee-jerk solidarity with fabulist Jussie Smollett? But you get the idea. The reason so many Americans don’t trust the media is because they’ve learned from hard experience that the consensus they are told is unassailable truth will often turn out to be false.

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    KP

    For anyone looking into the arguments of fiat money and the coming inflation, this is an excellent education. It was written by Andrew White in the 1800s and used to explain to American Senators in New York the dangers of ‘inventing cash’. It was based on the notes he used to teach at Cornell. In 70-odd pages it shows how one idea collapsed France completely, removed the monarchy and bought Napoleon to power… the idea of irredeemable paper money.
    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/6949/6949-h/6949-h.htm

    Early in the year 1789 the French nation found itself in deep financial embarrassment: there was a heavy debt and a serious deficit.

    The vast reforms of that period, though a lasting blessing politically, were a temporary evil financially. There was a general want of confidence in business circles; capital had shown its proverbial timidity by retiring out of sight as far as possible; throughout the land was stagnation.

    Statesmanlike measures, careful watching and wise management would, doubtless, have ere long led to a return of confidence, a reappearance of money and a resumption of business; but these involved patience and self-denial, and, thus far in human history, these are the rarest products of political wisdom. Few nations have ever been able to exercise these virtues; and France was not then one of these few.

    There was a general search for some short road to prosperity: ere long the idea was set afloat that the great want of the country was more of the circulating medium; and this was speedily followed by calls for an issue of paper money. The Minister of Finance at this period was Necker. In financial ability he was acknowledged as among the great bankers of Europe, but his was something more than financial ability: he had a deep feeling of patriotism and a high sense of personal honor.
    The difficulties in his way were great, but he steadily endeavored to keep France faithful to those principles in monetary affairs which the general experience of modern times had found the only path to national safety. As difficulties arose the National Assembly drew away from him, and soon came among the members renewed suggestions of paper money: orators in public meetings, at the clubs and in the Assembly, proclaimed it a panacea—a way of “securing resources without paying interest.”

    Journalists caught it up and displayed its beauties, among these men, Marat, who, in his newspaper, “The Friend of the People,” also joined the cries against Necker, picturing him —a man of sterling honesty, who gave up health and fortune for the sake of France— as a wretch seeking only to enrich himself from the public purse.

    Against this tendency toward the issue of irredeemable paper Necker contended as best he might. He knew well to what it always had led, even when surrounded by the most skillful guarantees. Among those who struggled to support ideas similar to his was Bergasse, a deputy from Lyons, whose pamphlets, then and later, against such issues exerted a wider influence, perhaps, than any others: parts of them seem fairly inspired.
    Any one to-day reading his prophecies of the evils sure to follow such a currency would certainly ascribe to him a miraculous foresight, were it not so clear that his prophetic power was due simply to a knowledge of natural laws revealed by history. But this current in favor of paper money became so strong that an effort was made to breast it by a compromise: during the last months of 1789 and the first months of 1790 came discussions in the National Assembly looking to issues of notes based upon the landed property of the Church,—which was to be confiscated for that purpose.

    But care was to be taken; the issue was to be largely in the shape of notes of 1,000, 300 and 200 livres, too large to be used as ordinary currency, but of convenient size to be used in purchasing the Church lands; besides this, they were to bear interest and this would tempt holders to hoard them. The Assembly thus held back from issuing smaller obligations.

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      Graeme No.3

      Necker was likely to have been influenced by the events in France in 1720/21 — the Mississippi disaster when paper money, initially closely controlled by a private bank went out of control once the Government took over. Printing presses at 6 printers ran day and night (these days it only requires an electronic entry). The result was roaring inflation, then economic collapse, depression and a “flight to gold”.

      The same thing would have happened in England at that time when the South Sea Bubble (originally a copy of the French idea) was in full flight, but the UK was “saved” by the greed of the promoters (see John Carswell’s book The South Sea Bubble) who tried to “salt away” their gains but public fury forced the politicians into action.

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    OriginalSteve

    This may be of interest – basically shows a near complete collapse in covid vacine effectiveness

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1044481/Technical-Briefing-31-Dec-2021-Omicron_severity_update.pdf

    Have to put in a huge effort explaining to people that 66.4% of hospital admissions had 2 or 3 doses of the vax >= 14 days before admission. ( Table 3 , p 8 )

    Note vaccine effectiveness ( fig 2A & 2B ) on pages 11 & 12 close to zero for Omicron. In some cases its negative.

    Happy to be proven wrong if this govt info is wrongly interpretted.

    Thoughts welcome.

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    OriginalSteve

    Corretion :

    Should say :

    “This may be of interest – basically appears to show a near complete collapse in covid vacine effectiveness

    “I have to put in a huge effort explaining to people that 66.4% of hospital admissions had 2 or 3 doses of the vax >= 14 days before admission. ( Table 3 , p 8 )

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    Happy New Year to you all, Joanne and David and family especially.

    And say, how cool is Orion. (Well, it sorta maybe almost looks like Orion anyway.)

    Betelgeuse (the red supergiant) is only 3.663 Quadrillion miles from us.

    Rigel (the blue supergiant) is only 4.531 Quadrillion miles from us.

    Greta’s Planet B circles one of them, I think. (Now, where was that Ark Ship B?)

    Tony.

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    OldOzzie

    Corporate Medicine
    By Paracelsus

    On The Decline Of American Healthcare

    An American physician who goes by the pseudonym Paracelsus wrote a scathing critique of the current state of the U.S. healthcare system. Some of the problems he highlights have been building for years, such as declining standards of rigor for medical school admissions, and medical students being largely pushed through once they’ve been accepted. Other problems were exposed by COVID. The whole essay is worth reading

    – The Rot at the Core of the US Medical Establishment
    – Medical Education & Training: Failing Forward
    – Hospitals: The Peter Principle
    – Woke Medicine: The Cathedral’s Clinic
    – Government: Process-Based Organizations
    – The ‘Free Market’: Pharma Bro & the Oligopoly
    – Vaccines: Jab or Job or Something Else

    Conclusion: What Can We Do?

    By now it should be clear that medicine is not an independent sector but rather a weapon the Cathedral wields to advance its political and economic goals. Many healthcare providers are now practicing medicine according to what is said on MSNBC and Twitter rather than using critical thinking. As a physician myself, I deliberately ignored the greater evils and had blinders on the thought patterns (or lack thereof) of many of my colleagues. That changed one day in early 2020 when I showed up to work wearing a self-purchased N95 mask. On balance I thought it seemed prudent to take precautions against an unknown and mysterious respiratory virus. Yet I was the only one wearing a mask out of thousands of hospital employees. In two hours I was threatened with job termination because my appearance was “distressing,” and told that if I was wearing a mask then “others will want one too.” That was my wake-up call — management would rather that me (and my family) get sick than sacrifice appearances.

    Now history is repeating itself, and I am one of the few unvaccinated physicians at my hospital. Everyone extols the benefits of these ‘vaccines’ but speaks in hushed tones about breakthrough infections. I’ve treated countless COVID patients by now and, in my view, the risks of the vaccine outweigh the possible benefits. As of this writing, it’s debatable what, if any, benefits there are. Thus my position remains the same. The major difference between then and now is that then it was easy to mouth off to a middle manager; now the Cathedral has flexed its muscle and Biden’s mandates will soon take my job and the jobs of tens of thousands of others.

    As disheartening as it is to read all of this, the truth is also that there will not be a dramatic turnaround in 2022, or in 2024.

    Lastly, as someone who has witnessed all of this first hand, and as a physician, I feel compelled to offer some basic medical advice. Do not ever give in to something you feel is wrong for your health. There are many options to make a living, but you only have one body and one mind. The Cathedral may control government and many aspects of our lives, but you still control your health. Never sacrifice your health to Corporate Medicine and its apostles, no matter how severe the threat. Body and mind intact, we all can find another way.

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      Len

      Thanks Old Aussie. What is meant by his term “Cathedral”? I eagery await your reply.

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        KP

        “Just as other industries in the US are controlled by oligarchs connected to the federal government, so too is healthcare. Just as a revolving door swings between the SEC and big banks, and between the Pentagon and defense contractors, so too exists a revolving door between the NIH, FDA, CDC, and the oligopoly of hospital, insurance, and pharmaceutical companies.

        In fact, medicine has its own chapel within the so-called ‘Cathedral’, i.e. the network of institutions and cultural forces dictating conventional wisdom in America, to borrow a term from blogger Curtis Yarvin. Enlightened progressive physicians in academia, government, and ‘non-profits’ mutually empower each other and dictate a self-serving healthcare policy to those of us operating on the front lines.”

        An excellent article, the whole system is as bad as we here at Jo’s Bar know, but sadly only people like us will read it.

        “People often assume that it’s difficult to get into medical school, and that while many aspire to become doctors, most do not succeed. That is no longer still true. US medical school acceptance rates vary from 2.2% to 27.1%, but that is from the side of the school. From the view of the applicant, the actual acceptance rate is 41.9%. With cheap government loans to fund numerous applications (an average of 17 per aspiring doctor), entering medical school begins to resemble the flip of a coin.”

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    Rod

    My new years resolution is to keep fighting the NWO and their global minions in every way 😊
    The diet plans never worked anyway 😆

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      NuThink

      Rod,

      The diet plans never worked anyway

      As Ronnie Barker of the Two Ronnies said, he went on two diets as he did not get enough to eat on one diet.

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    Turtle

    Happy new year Jo and David!!!

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    Ronin

    All the Best to you in ’22.

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    Philip

    My gift for those who want 1/2 hr of riveting viewing and like reality, watch this

    An excellent tale of rounding cape horn on a big square rig sail ship in 1929, all man powered, pure 19th century engineering at its peak, pure western civilisation at its best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tuTKhqWZso

    Artistically narrated like a Hemingway Poem and wondefully filmed. And funny. Enjoy

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    John Connor II

    2021 is over!
    Woohoo!
    Just for the dog lovers..

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1473555449316143104

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    Lance

    Happy new years everyone, and thanks to Jo and company for all the hard work in 2021

    Okotoks, Alberta, Canada

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    sophocles

    In about six months time, the James Webb Space Telescope will be in postion and (all going well) completely unfolded and ready for action.

    Unfolded. Wow, that’s a fabulous state and a magnificent method.

    It was successfully launched on Boxing Day (last week).

    Being an IR telescope, it promises much. I’m really looking forward to its contribution to space photography.

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      sophocles

      Don’t you just love spelling errors?

      I don’t.

      Postion above should be position

      Sorry for that.

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    OriginalSteve

    Common sense finally prevails?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10358555/Experts-warn-dishing-fourth-jabs-spring-pointless.html

    “EXCLUSIVE: Are we on the brink of OVER-vaccinating in the fight against Covid? Experts warn dishing out fourth jabs in spring may be unnecessary – and Omicron may be world’s ‘natural’ vaccine that finally ends pandemic

    “The US, the UK and other major economies could be on the brink of over-vaccinating people in the fight against Covid, experts say.

    “Israeli officials have already announced their intentions to embark on dishing out another round of booster jabs, meaning both the US and UK will eventually face pressure to follow suit even though both nations have insisted there are no plans to administer fourth doses yet.

    “But scientists argue that rolling out vaccines every three-to-four months simply isn’t ‘doable’ and may not even be necessary because of Omicron, which some believe will speed up the process of endemicity and consign days of sky-high hospitalization and death figures to history.

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    John (Leo) Morgan

    I see that NASA’s “Return to the Moon” has already been pushed back a year to 2025.
    I’m betting that China wins the second space race.

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    PeterPetrum

    Dear Jo, David and Family. Happy New Year to you all.

    You have been a shining light this year, Jo. I do not know how you have managed to unearth the information that you have presented to us so succinctly. You have been tireless and your investigatory work has been world class. It is just a shame that it dies not get wider distribution than we can manage as your followers.

    Thank you for this site. It is quite amazing.

    And a Happy New Year to my fellow bloggers on Jo’s site. May you all stay well.

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    Wirebird

    Thank you Jo, and Happy New Year to you!

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    Bruce

    Speaking of “Events”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JBdedLx-GI

    Synchronicty?

    “Bad luck”?

    How would things go today?

    Perspective adjusting.

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    Neville

    The BOM rainfall data has been updated to include 2021 and Australia has had above average rainfall for last year.
    But not a very high rainfall year and South Australia was just under average.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/climate/change/timeseries.cgi?graph=rain&area=aus&season=0112&ave_yr=9

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    Mark Allinson

    Since the PM and his committee have now changed the definition of “a close contact” to spending four hours or more with an infected person, what is the rationale for the QR check in?

    Who spends four hours or more in Woolies, or a service station – and yet I still see people QRing at such places.

    Why?

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    Analitik

    New Year present from the USA

    The Joe Rogan Experience #1757
    Interview w Dr Robert Malone, 31st Dec 2021

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/3SCsueX2bZdbEzRtKOCEyT

    https://youtu.be/177N7kEj220

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    Neville

    The 2021-’22 year will be another record for Aussie farm produce and expected to hit 78 billion $.
    And WA grain crops have recorded the highest tonnage on record.
    Also SW WA recorded another above average rainfall year in 2021.
    Perhaps that target of 100 billion $ return for Aussie farmers by 2030 is still a reasonable forecast?

    https://www.flownews24.com.au/post/australian-farmers-still-on-track-for-record-farm-value

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      Kalm Keith

      And tonight, seventeen boats waiting off NovoCastria to load coal.

      There’s no hypocrisy here, is there?

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    robert rosicka

    Call me sceptical but rolling blackouts in northeast Victoriastan and south Oz with a deficit!

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    David Maddison

    The Government claims the economy is looking good for 2022 and there is a shortage of workers hence upward pressure on wages, but isn’t there a worker shortage simply because a) under Australia’s compulsory covid vaccine regime, many experienced workers have resigned or been sacked over refusal to take the experimental vaccine and b) covid-related restrictions on foreign guest workers entering the country.

    It’s impossible to believe that the true state of the economy is anything but a shambles.

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    David Maddison

    The necktie Dr Malone is wearing and is commented upon us here:

    Virus Ties Mens Covid Necktie Pandemic Science Tie by Three Rooker

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087KP5GJK/

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    John+R+Smith

    Thanks Kim, HNY, I’ve always had a nagging suspicion of material determinism.
    First there was nothing.
    Nothing sets off a very large firecracker.
    Somethings from nothing start randomly smashing together.
    14 billion earth star rotation time units later, out pops a Lamborghini Countach.
    Now, thanks to Science, after we blow up all the tiny somethings, we will surely discover the true nature of the somethings that came from nothing.
    I, of course, would never question this unquestionable logic.
    Any more than I would question His Faucisciness.
    It’s ok for, for members of the clerg … I mean Academia.
    Not for the likes of moi. Especially with my lack of a British accent. (It’s even worse for me since I am an American of Southern origin.)
    Must leave you now to be tested for a condition of which I have no symptoms.
    I am wearing a mask as input this.
    And I used hand sanitizer.

    Happier New Year All (although I think we’re gonna have to place our bets on 2023 or 4.)

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    On the French front

    Just a year ago, I wished a happy new year 2021 and made the (daring and failed) bet that the year would be, at least on a planetary scale, better than 2020. This was without counting on the ardour of the various governments of the planet to sabotage the future of humanity: thanks to a pandemic that we now know could have been managed in a classic way, the ‘elites’ in power have launched into a veritable race of authoritarian abuse, first of all in the area of health and then in all areas. This has clearly resulted in the rapid impoverishment of millions of people from poverty and the undermining of most of the basic rights of people around the world, all to the applause of a crowd that has been largely manipulated by the media into being overcome with fear. While the evidence of the absolute is now accumulating everywhere, while the reports of impotence and grotesque disorganisation of the public authorities are piling up everywhere we look, the year 2022 is already shaping up to be a rout of intelligence and common sense. In view of this, I find it rather difficult to wish you a happy new year in 2022. At most, I can wish each of you to stock up on courage, humanity, good humour and hazelnuts, as they will be needed significantly throughout the year (and hazelnuts are always useful, you should know that). I can’t stress enough the good health that can be maintained with an appropriate diet and especially vitamin and mineral intake (especially D and zinc), good mental health with an appropriate intellectual diet (flee from the subsidised press and avoid the books on an end aisle display of your bookshops), and the essential hygiene of life which consists of looking after only one’s own affairs and not those of others, an activity which seems to be developing more and more in the countries where denunciation and social control are now off the rails! The year 2022 promises to be one of those years that will make history with its twists and turns and human tragedies. Let’s wish to intensify heroic, humanists moments, until the exit of the torpor that has spread on the people. And a big thank you to our “host” here for the articles that you have graced us with throughout the year.

    Take care and good luck to all.
    A Hello from France.

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    Aloha! All the best to you Jo in the coming New Year.
    I appreciate your open and free thinking forum.

    I came up through the early Silicon Valley days in Menlo Park and Palo Alto morphing into business with Cisco Systems. I’d like Silicon Valley to be more like Jo Nova instead of Stalin! I never thought there would be a time when I was disappointed by Silicon Valley!

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    Analitik

    Pfizer’s Nonclinical Evaluation Report to “our” TGA in January 2021

    https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/foi-2389-06.pdf

    Dr Jessica Rose examines some of the implications exposed in this report plus she points out how sections are redacted and some text is marked for deletion (ie deemed irrelevant but why was it there in the first place?)

    This gorgeous work reveals localization of the BNT162b2-RNA in transfected cells, and the spike protein can also be seen localized in the nucleus of the cells

    https://jessicar.substack.com/p/the-shortcoming-of-the-repeat-dose

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      Lucky

      Analitik, very good find!
      The comments of Dr Jessica Rose are compelling, there are blacked-out paragraphs, readers are invited to suggest what was there before being blacked out.

      My own interpretation of that quoted para, Figure 2-19, is that the spike protein has indeed gone where it should not. Is this what Dr Rose is saying? Is this what has been said to be the real problem, that this spike protein being in practice unconstrained goes everywhere and so can be the cause of much unpredictable damage?

      Another way of looking at is, Pfizer do not care what they tell TGA and release to the public. They know TGA will approve and the public are powerless.

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    Kalm+Keith

    What else could make for a happier new year than more of this;

    Peter S posted this recently and it’s fantastic.

    https://rumble.com/vrforf-dr.-roger-hodkinson-its-all-been-a-pack-of-lies.html

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    ColA

    Happy new year Jo, lets hope it is better than last year!

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    Mark Allinson

    Perhaps I saw the link on this site, but if so here it is again – all the world’s weather on one site:

    https://www.ventusky.com/?p=26;-77;2&l=wind-10m&t=20220101/2100

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    CHRIS

    HNY to Jo and everyone. I’ll be waiting for the next variant of COVID-19, due to appear in September or October (based on previous data). I wonder what this variant will be called? Running low on Greek alphabet names (my tip: THETA).

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