Two whistleblowers claim the Department of Health and Human Services instructed them to downplay a coronavirus outbreak among migrant children at a facility in Texas

The report describes how COVID-19 cases ran rampant with ‘hundreds of children contracting the disease in overcrowded conditions which eventually spread to many employees’.

‘Every effort was made to downplay the degree of COVID infection at the site, and the size of the outbreak was deliberately kept under wraps,’ Pearlstein and Reinhold wrote in the report.  

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All but one in hospital with covid vaccinated

Australian official reveals all but one Covid patient in the country are vaccinated. It is at the end of the video.

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The CDC is clearly either hiding, not gathering, or obfuscating hard stats on how many vaccinated in USA are getting the Delta variant and how many are being hospitalized and dying. Since they have been consistently so wrong and dishonest about everything covid, this is not surprising. The hierarchy of American medicine is controlled by pseudoscientists at best or deliberate bad-actors at worst. With some beautiful exceptions far too many clinicians are remaining silent about malpractice (“failure to treat,” perverse incentives to wrongly treat, and suppression of valid treatments) dictated by what Kory calls the “gods of medicine.” Maybe “demons of medicine” is the better term. The linked video above is from Australia. Israeli and UK stats similarly show high numbers of vaccinated getting Delta. McCullough said recently that about half the cases in US are vaccine failures. ABN

Papavagga: Evil

120. It may be ill with the doer of good as long as the good ripens not. But when it does ripen, then the doer of good sees (the pleasant results of) his good deeds.

121. Think not lightly of evil, saying, “It will not come to me.” Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.

122. Think not lightly of good, saying, “It will not come to me.” Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

123. Just as a trader with a small escort and great wealth would avoid a perilous route, or just as one desiring to live avoids poison, even so should one shun evil.

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Papavagga: Evil

116. Hasten to do good; restrain your mind from evil. He who is slow in doing good, his mind delights in evil.

117. Should a person commit evil, let him not do it again and again. Let him not find pleasure therein, for painful is the accumulation of evil.

118. Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.

119. It may be well with the evil-doer as long as the evil ripens not. But when it does ripen, then the evil-doer sees (the painful results of) his evil deeds.

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Excellent example of anti-science coming from medical “researchers”

In a (propaganda) article on “vaccine hesitancy,” the following comments were prominently featured. These comments were made by the coauthors of the study: Young Adult Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccinations.

“There are many more side effects of the COVID long-haul symptoms that people have from the infection than there are from the side effects of getting the vaccine,” Adams said.

Dr. Jason Nagata is a co-author of the study and a pediatrician in San Francisco.

“One thing I’ve seen as a doctor is young people have really been affected the most by mental health issues during the pandemic due to social isolation and in order to reverse that, they really need to get vaccinated so they can go back to their normal routines,” Nagata said.

Here are some of the most common reasons behind COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

The reasoning stated above is almost obscenely anti-scientific. I might leave it alone if the study conducted by these two extremely biased “researchers” did not echo precisely the same bias. From the study:

With 24% of young adults hesitant to accept a COVID-19 vaccine, public health interventions should target reasons for hesitancy, address concerns about safety and side effects, and underscore the importance of vaccinations for this population.

Young Adult Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccinations

See many other posts on this site for detailed explanations of why these “researchers” are so extremely bad at their jobs. I do not enjoy criticizing others but the stakes today in USA are so high on this issue and others that we must lash back at dishonest and stupid “scientists” who fail to even try to see the whole picture. ABN

Covid “was not a public health crisis. It was an opportunistic marketing campaign.” Dr David Martin

This is truly a bombshell video. I rarely use language like that but Martin presents detailed patent proofs that covid-19 is not novel, was manufactured well before 2020, and that covid “variants” are nothing more than arbitrary differences in sequence readings of genomic data. Do not miss this video. ABN

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If Martin is right, China is largely exonerated of guilt for having released the covid bioweapon. It may have colluded with Western powers and corporations, but based on Martin’s argument, covid is a manufactured crisis, a “marketing campaign” done by Western actors. ABN

UPDATE: The Fauci/COVID-19 Dossier

Narcissistic power trip

A core part of narcissism is the narcissistic power trip.

A narcissistic power trip is “the power to define other(s) and act on that definition.”

It is narcissistic because the narcissist defines others based on self-centered criteria and acts on that definition either with excessive cruelty or callous disregard. Or excessive “kindness,” rewarding the defined person based on their “supplying” the narcissist with what they want (praise, adulation, attention, etc.).

An important foundation of social and psychological understanding is knowing that pretty much all human behaviors exist on a spectrum that encompasses all people and all societies everywhere.

For example, using the definition of narcissism above, we should be able to say that all people and all societies define others. A narcissist is characterized by the degree to which they do this.

A glaring example of this is the NKVD Bolshevik officer who daily interrogated people who had been arrested for “offenses against the state.” This officer would demanded a signed confession from his victim after which they often would personally shoot the victim in the back of their head.

This process could have lasted a few minutes, several hours, or even many days. It always involved psychological torture and frequently involved physical torture.

It is narcissistic sociologically because the real reason for it was to terrorize the population while removing potential enemies. It is narcissistic psychologically for the individual Bolshevik officer because that officer knew the sociological reasons for what they were  doing. There is no doubt in my mind that a great many of those officers derived narcissistic pleasure from the power they held over their victims. In those days it was said you were drafted into the Red Army but you had to volunteer to join the secret police.

A minor example of a narcissistic power trip comes from someone I know. He is alcoholic and as with so many alcoholics also exhibits narcissistic traits. What happened was he asked a woman out on a date and she refused, so he slit her tires. Most people when rejected feel bad, maybe they will cuss out the person in their own mind, but only a narcissist will act vengefully on their definition of the other.

It is very important to recognize that narcissism is defined by the person going too far, by their being on a power trip. Just imagine psychologically torturing a frightened prisoner, knowing that you are going to kill them with your own hand once you have played with them long enough to satisfy your narcissistic rage. That really happened many times and not just in the Soviet Union. It was a defining feature of communism almost everywhere it was practiced.

Complex system are defined as systems with a lot of factors any one of which, no matter how small, can affect the entire system. Our minds are complex systems.

In this respect, notice that FIML practice focuses especially on small details to prevent partners from forming false impressions of each other or the world around them.

By removing false impressions or interpretations from our minds, we avoid many problems, not least of which is the narcissistic power trip.

first posted DECEMBER 22, 2016

Does Fauci really have the right to say questioning him is “to question science itself”?

Answer: No, because, Fauci either directed or was publicly supportive of the following anti-science measures:

  • lockdowns, which have been shown by 100 years of epidemiological science to be not only ineffective but counterproductive as they cause more “life-years” to be lost than saved since lockdowns harm the young disproportionately
  • school closures when it was known beyond doubt that covid is a very mild disease in children and young people
  • moreover, keeping children isolated harms them psychological while also greatly diminishing their chances of developing natural immunity to covid
  • facemask mandates, which have been known for decades to be ineffective and even unhealthy in children and others
  • deceptive use of PCR tests to: 1) greatly exaggerate the severity of the pandemic and then 2) the success of the vaccines by changing the number of test cycles from 40 to 28
  • promoting unsafe vaccines when effective therapeutics are known to exist
  • downplaying and even banning effective therapeutics such as ivermectin, HCQ, fluvoxamine, budesonide, and more
  • coercing children and young people to get vaccinated when it is known that natural immunity to covid is better than vaccine-induced immunity and that, furthermore, vaccine-induced immunity actually harms natural immunity by retraining the immune system to react to only a narrow portion of the coronavirus
  • supporting perverse monetary incentives for hospitals to admit covid-suspected patients ($13K) and then to send them to their ICUs ($39K)

Furthermore, Fauci did not publicly emphasize the very significant importance of the following in protecting people from covid:

  • vitamin D, vitamin C, and zinc supplements
  • good diet
  • exercise
  • sunshine and fresh air
  • well ventilated indoor air
  • plenty of sleep
  • having on hand effective therapeutics, some of which are mentioned above and which should be taken at the fist sign of covid illness

Lies and self-deception

Most Buddhist practitioners will immediately understand and agree with the results of a recent study that shows that people feel better when they tell fewer lies. The study (Telling fewer lies linked to better health and relationships.*) is modest but worth considering.

Notice that the improvements found in the study come from refraining from lying.

“We found that the participants could purposefully and dramatically reduce their everyday lies, and that in turn was associated with significantly improved health,” says lead author Anita Kelly. (Same link as above.)

A good deal of Buddhist practice involves refraining from unwholesome thoughts and behaviors and ultimately eliminating them. Refraining from lying, or “false speech,” is the fourth of the Five Precepts, which are the basis of Buddhist morality. Lies cloud the mind and hinder clear thinking.

Buddhist mindfulness gets us to slow down and question how sure we are of our thoughts, feelings, and judgements. It helps us refrain from willfully lying, and it  can help us refrain from unconsciously lying if we have the help of a trusted partner.

Another term for unconscious lying is self-deception. Self-deception may make us feel good for awhile in some circumstances, but in the long-run it is much the same as any other kind of lying. It’s not true. It constitutes inner false speech and causes serious intellectual and emotional contradictions that will almost certainly lead to wrong thoughts, behaviors, and interpretations.

Michael S. Gazzaniga in a recent online essay has this to say:

The view in neuroscience today is that consciousness does not constitute a single, generalized process. It involves a multitude of widely distributed specialized systems and disunited processes, the products of which are integrated by the interpreter module….Our conscious experience is assembled on the fly as our brains respond to constantly changing inputs, calculate potential courses of action, and execute responses like a streetwise kid. (Source) [original source missing. substitute source here]

It is our “interpreter module,” to use Gazzaniga’s words, that can and does unconsciously lie to us or allow us to engage in self-deception.

In the same essay, Gazzaniga also says:

In truth, when we set out to explain our actions, they are all post hoc explanations using post hoc observations with no access to nonconscious processing….The reality is, listening to people’s explanations of their actions is interesting—and in the case of politicians, entertaining—but often a waste of time. (Source: same as above)

FIML practice may not be capable of giving us access to “nonconscious processing,” but it will give us access to what is/was in our working memories while showing us that what we said or heard may have been vague, ambiguous, muddled, or wrong.

With the aid of a trusted partner, FIML helps us catch our minds on the fly. Partners are encouraged to refrain from long explanations and just stick to what they remember having been in their minds during the few seconds in question. This forestalls long, self-deceiving explanations.

Beginning FIML partners will likely be amazed at how often their interpretation of what their partner said is completely wrong.

FIML emphasizes using trivial incidents because partners will be much less likely to self-deceive when the incident is minor. A minor mistake is easier to change than a major one. If partners keep working with minor mistakes and clear them up as soon as they arise, how can major misunderstandings even develop?

In the future, we may have brain scans that can help us separate fact from fiction in our minds, but for now, I know of no better way to do it than with a trusted partner in FIML practice. Your partner will help you see the minutiae of your mind as it actually works and impacts them. This leads to a large reduction in lying and self-deception and an increase in feelings of well-being and mutual understanding.

first posted August 6, 2012

Experts sound alarm over American media’s celebratory tone of Chinese Communist Party’s 100-year anniversary

The fawning coverage of the CCP, which has been responsible for countless human rights abuses and killings, is the latest in a pattern of liberal media and tech giants using power and platforms to shape narratives that paint China in a positive light while suppressing information like the coronavirus lab-leak theory and downplaying brutal treatment of Uighur Muslims. 

“I think it’s because a lot of news organizations want to do business in China, and so they are willing to soft-pedal coverage and they are not willing to give context where context is required,” author Gordon Chang told Fox News. “I think there’s the commercial motive there.”

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“It is not allowed by any law in the world to administer a life-threatening agent in order to prevent another danger. You cannot exchange a life for a life.”

More than 3X increase in miscarriage in first 20 weeks for vaccinated, study finds

…first trimester norm for miscarriages without vaccination, before COVID-19 began to spread, was reportedly between 10 to 26%. The incidence of 82% of pregnancies of women vaccinated in their first 20 weeks ending in miscarriage was thus “a more than 3-fold increased incidence of spontaneous abortions directly linked to the mRNA vaccines,” Wheatley wrote. “

So, yes, there is a huge red flag [against] vaccinating pregnant women here.”

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Not only that but the information was buried.