Dutch government will not advise public to wear masks – minister – Reuters

“Because from a medical perspective there is no proven effectiveness of masks, the Cabinet has decided that there will be no national obligation for wearing non-medical masks” Van Ark said.He argued wearing masks incorrectly, together with worse adherence to social distancing rules, could increase the risk of transmitting the disease.Mask are currently required only on … Continue reading Dutch government will not advise public to wear masks – minister – Reuters

Coronavirus HUMOR – It’s Deadlier Than You Thought – YouTube

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/XPpzHYKpndkHere's the latest BREAKING NEWS update on the Coronavirus. It's definitely gonna kill you. The only way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to buy a casket now. Stay tuned for all the latest sensationalized updates about the Corona Virus.(1) Coronavirus - It’s Deadlier Than You Thought - YouTube

Herd immunity thresholds for SARS-CoV-2 estimated from unfolding epidemics

Our inferences result in herd immunity thresholds around 10-20%, considerably lower than the minimum coverage needed to interrupt transmission by random vaccination, which... is estimated above 60%. Nevertheless, the percentage of the population required to be immune to curb the epidemic and prevent future waves when interventions are lifted appears remarkably conserved across models: 9.6 … Continue reading Herd immunity thresholds for SARS-CoV-2 estimated from unfolding epidemics

Average Age of Cars & Trucks on the Road Sets Record, Will Jump During Pandemic as New-Vehicle Sales Plunge to 1970s Level | Wolf Street

The average age of passenger cars and trucks on the road in the US – light “vehicles in operation” or VIO – rose to another record of 11.9 years in 2020, according to IHS Markit. But this doesn’t yet include the effects of the Pandemic on the auto industry. We’ll get to that in a … Continue reading Average Age of Cars & Trucks on the Road Sets Record, Will Jump During Pandemic as New-Vehicle Sales Plunge to 1970s Level | Wolf Street

Horowitz: New study: Millennials think their risk from COVID-19 is exponentially more than the true threat – Conservative Review

When asked by the four researchers, who hail from Harvard, Oxford, and Università Bocconi, out of “1,000 people very similar to you” how many would die from COVID-19 over the next nine weeks, the median estimated guess by respondents aged 18-34 was 20, or 2%.  In other words, the average Millennial thought that 2% of … Continue reading Horowitz: New study: Millennials think their risk from COVID-19 is exponentially more than the true threat – Conservative Review

When Will the Madness End? – AIER

“I’m a practicing psychiatrist who specializes in anxiety disorders, paranoid delusions, and irrational fear. I’ve been treating this in individuals as a specialist. It’s hard enough to contain these problems in normal times. What’s happening now is a spread of this serious medical condition to the whole population. It can happen with anything but here … Continue reading When Will the Madness End? – AIER

LOCKDOWN LUNACY 3.0—It’s over. • Children’s Health Defense

2. Death rates by age stratification. The best science I have seen showing IFR by age is this study titled Assesssing the Age Specificity of Infection Fatality Rates for COVID-19: Meta-Analysis & Public Policy Implications. Check out this chart: I wish this chart broke the age down even further, particularly in the 0-10 or 0-20 … Continue reading LOCKDOWN LUNACY 3.0—It’s over. • Children’s Health Defense

Kennedy Jr. warns parents about danger of using largely untested COVID vaccines on kids

“The Moderna vaccine, which is the lead candidate, skipped the animal testing altogether,” Kennedy said during an online debate on mandatory vaccinations with renowned Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. The debate was aired by Valuetainment and moderated by Patrick Bet-David. Another aspect of testing was equally unsatisfying, Kennedy said. The Moderna vaccine was tested “on 45 … Continue reading Kennedy Jr. warns parents about danger of using largely untested COVID vaccines on kids

Iraqis face record-breaking heat, electricity cuts

Iraqis are contending with record-breaking temperatures and a poorly functioning electricity system as a heat wave sweeps across the country.On Tuesday, the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, recorded an all-time high temperature of 125 degrees Fahrenheit (51.7 Celsius), according to the weather forecasting service AccuWeather.Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/07/iraq-heat-record-breaking-temperature-hot-summer-electricity.html#ixzz6TpuBtemo AGR - Try wearing a mask in 125 degree heat for 8 or more … Continue reading Iraqis face record-breaking heat, electricity cuts

YouTube Bans White Supremacists Stefan Molyneux, Richard Spencer, David Duke

YouTube on Monday terminated channels belonging to high-profile white supremacists Stefan Molyneux, Richard Spencer and David Duke, as major social media sites move more aggressively to tackle hateful content on their platforms following years of criticism.Molyneux is an internet commentator who's promoted eugenics, Spencer is a white nationalist leader credited with coining the term "alt-right" … Continue reading YouTube Bans White Supremacists Stefan Molyneux, Richard Spencer, David Duke

Trump’s Vaccine Chief Picks His Own Former Employer—Where He Still Holds Millions Worth of Stock—for $2.1 Billion Deal | Common Dreams News

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns over Slaoui's ties to GSK in May. "It is a huge conflict of interest for the White House's new vaccine czar to own $10 million of stock in a company receiving government funding to develop a Covid-19 vaccine," Warren tweeted. "Dr. Slaoui should divest immediately."As Common Dreams reported, the former executive's … Continue reading Trump’s Vaccine Chief Picks His Own Former Employer—Where He Still Holds Millions Worth of Stock—for $2.1 Billion Deal | Common Dreams News

Trump declares Fox News unwatchable

I am in @AirForceOne_HQ flying to the Great State of Texas. It is AMAZING in watching @FoxNews how different they are from four years ago. Not even watchable. They totally forgot who got them where they are!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020 Because Fox News tries to maintain at least some semblance of credibility — by, for instance, … Continue reading Trump declares Fox News unwatchable

Oil’s Creeping Crash

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New videos will focus on the catastrophic effect of the Corona Crisis on the fossil fuel industry.
I’ve posted recently about recent write-downs of oil and gas assets by BP and Shell. The Wall Street Journal reported that the moves signal vast parts of corporate oil reserves may be “left in the ground.”
Things were already bleak in the oil, gas and coal space before the pandemic, now the industry tries to find rays of hope as the walls keep closing in…

CBC:

French energy giant Total says it is writing off $9.3-billion worth of oilsands assets in Alberta and cancelling its membership in the Calgary-based Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Total now considers oil reserves with high production costs that are to be produced more than 20 years in the future to be “stranded” given its carbon reduction targets and because the resource may not be produced by 2050…

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Neglected, Sacrificed: Older Persons During the COVID19 Pandemic | HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

About half of the coronavirus casualties in high income countries were in care homes, though this is an underestimation because originally official death tolls did not include those who had died outside hospitals without a COVID19 test done. Most countries reported insufficient protective equipment and testing in care homes for both residents and care workers. … Continue reading Neglected, Sacrificed: Older Persons During the COVID19 Pandemic | HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

We Are Experiencing Economic Devastation On A Scale That America Has Never Seen Before

Overall, a grand total of more than 54 million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits during the last 19 weeks. But there were only 152 million Americans working when employment peaked back in February.  So how is it possible that 54 million workers have filed initial claims for unemployment benefits so far this … Continue reading We Are Experiencing Economic Devastation On A Scale That America Has Never Seen Before

Nobody Knows How to Ever Get Out of This Mess | Wolf Street

So, the borrower is not making payments, and the bank doesn’t receive interest and principal payments, but since the loan is in forbearance, the borrower is not deemed in default and the lender can continue to show interest income on the loan, though no interest is being paid.That’s the motivation for lenders: Rather than having … Continue reading Nobody Knows How to Ever Get Out of This Mess | Wolf Street

Unsealed documents show Epstein, Maxwell correspondence in 2015

The documents released Thursday were just part of the group the judge ruled on. Additional documents could be released as early as Monday.Maxwell has appealed the release of documents that quote from or disclose information from her own deposition or that of a "John Doe 1" in the case to the Court of Appeals. If … Continue reading Unsealed documents show Epstein, Maxwell correspondence in 2015

Limbaugh: Portland Moms And Vets Are Actors, Not Real Citizens | Crooks and Liars

REP. JERRY NADLER (D-NY): You really can’t hide behind legal fictions this time, Mr. Barr. It’s all out in the open, where the people can see what you are doing for themselves. The president wants footage for his campaign ads — and you appear to be serving it up to him as ordered. In most … Continue reading Limbaugh: Portland Moms And Vets Are Actors, Not Real Citizens | Crooks and Liars

Dr Mercola; Masks – The Most Controversial COVID-19 Debate?

Articles published before the COVID-19 outbreak also offer evidence that the mask rules are not driven by science but rather by politics. For example, in October 2019, Medical Xpress reported that not only is the influenza vaccine only 15% effective, on average, but wearing a surgical mask is equally ineffective:21 "A study that is often … Continue reading Dr Mercola; Masks – The Most Controversial COVID-19 Debate?

What is desire of soul?

The natural desire of your soul is to continue to expand. The flow will always support you in that desire. Your soul will expand internally through its exploration within during a lull. It will expand externally through movement. Each drives and supports the other. If you are surrendered to the flow you can never, ever … Continue reading What is desire of soul?

Economy in reverse: Initial jobless claims rise for second week, GDP falls by record 33 percent

More than 1.43 million people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week, according to weekly data released Thursday by the Department of Labor. It's the second-straight week that the number has risen, and the 19th week in a row that the U.S. has seen more than a million claims. For context, the … Continue reading Economy in reverse: Initial jobless claims rise for second week, GDP falls by record 33 percent

1.4 million more Americans seeking unemployment benefits as GDP drops historically

Second-quarter GDP fell a historic 32.9 percent while more than 1.43 million people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week, according to the Department of Labor.MSNBC 1.4 million more Americans seeking unemployment benefits as GDP drops historically

Warp Speed Fast Tracked COVID-19 Vaccine Could Lead To Massive Fatality Rate, Far Exceeding Coronavirus Pandemic, Due To Antibody Dependent Enhancement – ADE Is A Known Well Known Negative Side Effect Of Numerous Vaccines – ADE Animal, Human Studies – What Is Immune Amnesia? | A Green Road Journal

Life is a like a huge, gigantic, complicated jig saw puzzle. Many people enjoy solving puzzles. Many people enjoy trying to figure out how many thousands of puzzle pieces fit together. Life could be seen as a huge puzzle game. How do the puzzle pieces of life fit together?  Humans and the human immune system … Continue reading Warp Speed Fast Tracked COVID-19 Vaccine Could Lead To Massive Fatality Rate, Far Exceeding Coronavirus Pandemic, Due To Antibody Dependent Enhancement – ADE Is A Known Well Known Negative Side Effect Of Numerous Vaccines – ADE Animal, Human Studies – What Is Immune Amnesia? | A Green Road Journal

If COVID Fatalities Were 90.2% Lower, How Would You Feel About

The CDC has instructed hospitals, medical examiners, coroners and physicians to collect and report COVID-19 data by significantly different standards than all other infectious diseases and causes of death. These new and unnecessary guidelines were instituted by the CDC in private, and without open discussion among qualified professionals that are free from conflicts of interest. These new … Continue reading If COVID Fatalities Were 90.2% Lower, How Would You Feel About

There may be no immunity against Covid-19, new Wuhan study suggests | South China Morning Post

Wang’s team also suggested that more than 10 per cent of the people in their study may have lost antibody protection within a month or so.“Our findings have important implications for herd immunity, antibody-based therapeutics, public health strategies, and vaccine development,” they said.Based on their research, they said antibody tests may not be enough to … Continue reading There may be no immunity against Covid-19, new Wuhan study suggests | South China Morning Post

Fish Populations Collapsing | Climate Denial Crock of the Week

PARIS (AFP) — Populations of migratory river fish collapsed by 76% on average in the last 50 years, according to a report by conservation groups Tuesday, warning the “catastrophic” declines could impact people and ecosystems around the world.“Catastrophic losses in migratory fish populations show we cannot continue destroying our rivers,” said Arjan Berkhuysen, managing director of the … Continue reading Fish Populations Collapsing | Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Preservatives, Dyes in Medication may be Harmful to Health: Study – Chemical Free Life

Continuing to beat the drum on this potentially harmful fact: Both prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medications frequently contain the same unwanted additives (including preservatives, antimicrobials, dyes) that consumers are intentionally avoiding in their food.  These additives are commonly listed as “inactive” on the drug label–not because these ingredients are actually inactive in the body, … Continue reading Preservatives, Dyes in Medication may be Harmful to Health: Study – Chemical Free Life

Barr: ‘Not That I Remember’

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In today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, AG Bill Barr confirmed to the free world that the United States is well on its way toward becoming an authoritarian nation. The U.S. attorney general supposedly supports the people of the United States, but his testimony further guaranteed he sees his sole purpose is protecting Dictator Donald Trump (DDT) and the Department of Justice is no longer an independent agency.

The British publication Independent summarized Barr’s misconduct:

“Barr misrepresented the Mueller report; refused to pursue the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community’s Trump-Ukraine criminal referral; interfered in the criminal cases of President Trump’s allies; fired the US Attorney at the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman; ordered the brutal clearing of peaceful protestors at Lafayette Square for Trump’s bible-holding photo op; and made some controversial remarks about racism in America…

“He falsely called the “Russiagate” scandal ‘bogus,’ falsely claimed President Trump has…

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Mass Resistance Falsely Claims Black Lives Matter Destroys Families, Likens Movement to Nazi Germany | Southern Poverty Law Center

Mass Resistance (or MassResistance) posted a blog June 11 claiming BLM is a “violent Marxist-Leninist group at its core” and that its goals are ultimately “destructive to blacks.”The author of the Mass Resistance blog refers to BLM as “thugs” and goes on to say that the group’s platform says nothing about “freeing black people from … Continue reading Mass Resistance Falsely Claims Black Lives Matter Destroys Families, Likens Movement to Nazi Germany | Southern Poverty Law Center

Infowars Host Promotes White Supremacists Who Were Banned From YouTube – Angry White Men

Palmgren and Lokteff have a long history of racist and antisemitic rhetoric dating back several years.Their channel has been used to boost the propaganda of prominent Holocaust deniers, conspiracy theorists, and white supremacists. In 2016 the duo defended an antisemitic Google Chrome extension that placed triple parentheses around Jewish names. At a white supremacist gathering in 2017, Lokteff bragged that women … Continue reading Infowars Host Promotes White Supremacists Who Were Banned From YouTube – Angry White Men

Infowars Host Promotes Racist Conspiracy About ‘Demographic Replacement’ – Angry White Men

The conspiracy-peddling website Infowars is no stranger to promoting white nationalism. Hosts have given a platform to racists and antisemites including Simon Roche, Nick Fuentes, E. Michael Jones, Henrik Palmgren and Lana Lokteff. And now, one of their hosts directly cited a white nationalist conspiracy that has inspired several acts of terrorism. This claim echoes the white nationalist “great … Continue reading Infowars Host Promotes Racist Conspiracy About ‘Demographic Replacement’ – Angry White Men

stock prices have been going up day after day? But they were doing that in 1929

Have you been watching the madness that has been unfolding on Wall Street?  Even though we are in the middle of the worst global pandemic in 100 years, and even though rioters and looters have been turning our major cities into war zones, stock prices have been going up day after day.  In fact, the Nasdaq … Continue reading stock prices have been going up day after day? But they were doing that in 1929

Gold And The Price Of Silver Are Both Soaring Into The Stratosphere As The Global Economy Collapses

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For years, some of the brightest minds in the precious metals industry warned that the price of gold and the price of silver would both rise dramatically once the global economy inevitably collapsed, and it turns out that they were right on target. 

What we have been witnessing over the last several weeks has been nothing short of stunning, and many experts believe that this is just the beginning. But I was actually going to write about something completely different today. A major skirmish between Israel and Hezbollah along the Lebanese border put the entire region on edge for a few hours, but things appear to have cooled off for the moment. So it doesn’t look like a huge regional war in the Middle East will start today, but as I discussin my brand new book, it is just a matter of time before a massive conflict does…

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First the National Security State Surged Baghdad, Now It Is Surging Portland and Seattle | Common Dreams Views

Trump is doing a "surge" of federal agents into Democratic-run cities. They are violating the 10th Amendment by going out into the city to arrest people with no warrant or probable cause. Trump's people allege that this is for the sake of democracy, since the shadowy antifa organization is roiling the downtowns of cities in … Continue reading First the National Security State Surged Baghdad, Now It Is Surging Portland and Seattle | Common Dreams Views

Letters to the Editor: The Russian bounty scandal raises a terrible question: Is Trump a traitor?

To the editor: We confront a moral and constitutional crisis unlike anything I have seen in my 73 years. President Trump's actions with regard to Russia are exponentially more dangerous than Watergate or President Bill Clinton lying about sex.We must believe our own eyes, and they are showing us that our president is a traitor … Continue reading Letters to the Editor: The Russian bounty scandal raises a terrible question: Is Trump a traitor?

John Elway Lays Down The Law: ‘Kneel On My Field And You’re Fired On The Spot’ – ALLOD-6

John Elway, former Super Bowl-winning quarterback and Head of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos, has laid down some ground rules for the upcoming season of the NFL. According to our sources inside the locker room who may or may not have direct knowledge of what’s going on, Elway is already polishing up his index … Continue reading John Elway Lays Down The Law: ‘Kneel On My Field And You’re Fired On The Spot’ – ALLOD-6

White House continues building 13-foot high ‘anti climb’ wall after protests | The Independent

The White House is on course to complete a planned multi-million dollar perimeter fence replacement as construction continues. Pictures shared online showed construction advancing along Pennsylvania Avenue, where views of the White House are expected to be impaired when the new fence is completed next year..... the White House will upgrade all permitter steel fencing with … Continue reading White House continues building 13-foot high ‘anti climb’ wall after protests | The Independent

Mike Ditka critical of athletes kneeling in protest during anthem.

Hall of Fame football coach and former NFL broadcaster Mike Ditka spent much of the 2016 season voicing his opposition to Colin Kaepernick's protest against racial injustice and police brutality."If you can't respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country.Of course, just as it has been pointed out repeatedly, the athletes are not protesting against … Continue reading Mike Ditka critical of athletes kneeling in protest during anthem.

DDT Pushes Chaos with His Militia in U.S. Cities | Nel’s New Day

“5. At the protests I have attended, I did not witness any unlawfulness on the part of the protesters.  Each time, the federal paramilitary personnel launched an apparently unprovoked attack. There have been no “riots.” The federal paramilitary force has no training in crowd control, has no oversight, was not invited to Portland by local … Continue reading DDT Pushes Chaos with His Militia in U.S. Cities | Nel’s New Day

Seattle protests: Nurse hit with pepper spray while trying to help man pushed over by police | The Independent

Law enforcement shot a stream of what appeared to be pepper spray directly into a nurse's face as she tried to help someone who had been pushed over by police in Seattle amid fresh protests against police brutality.Video posted to social media shows the nurse, wearing her green scrubs, walking along a grass verge as … Continue reading Seattle protests: Nurse hit with pepper spray while trying to help man pushed over by police | The Independent

Protests explode across the country; police declare riots in Seattle, Portland – The Washington Post

“For a month, the President threatened to send federal forces to ‘clean up’ Seattle. … The President has made good on his threats in Portland, and continues to exacerbate the situation on the ground, endanger communities, and jeopardize the work of local officials,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) said Wednesday in a statement. “The President … Continue reading Protests explode across the country; police declare riots in Seattle, Portland – The Washington Post

Armed BLM protester killed in Austin named as Garrett Foster who was pushing fiancee in wheelchair moments before death

Witnesses said that, during the event, a car sounded its horned before turning onto a road where Black Lives Matter protesters were gathered and heading in their direction. Foster walked towards the vehicle holding a rifle and was shot by the driver before the car turned and sped away, the Austin American-Statesman reported.The sun Armed … Continue reading Armed BLM protester killed in Austin named as Garrett Foster who was pushing fiancee in wheelchair moments before death

Healthcare workers, union workers, teachers join Portland protests | KATU

PORTLAND, Ore - Thousands of people gathered at the Justice Center on Saturday night, but if you look out into the crowd, you'll see that many people are wearing similar shirts as part of an organized effort. Teachers are wearing red, health care workers were wearing scrubs and union workers are wearing their union-related gear. … Continue reading Healthcare workers, union workers, teachers join Portland protests | KATU

Sweden: The One Chart that Matters – Counter Information

just shrugged off the repressive stay-at-home orders and pursued their own independent policy. The Swedish approach stands in stark contrast to the lockdowns which are costly, ineffective and socially damaging. Here’s an excerpt from an article at The Evening Standard that underscores these very points:“Lockdowns made little difference to the number of people who have … Continue reading Sweden: The One Chart that Matters – Counter Information

Dr Mercola; Consistent Inaccuracies in COVID-19 Testing and Reporting

Most recently, a July 17, 2020, study1,2 in the International Journal of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation concluded half of all nucleic acid coronavirus tests distributed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided inaccurate results — 30% being false positives and 20% false negatives.Perhaps the most egregious misrepresentation of reality is the media's conflating a … Continue reading Dr Mercola; Consistent Inaccuracies in COVID-19 Testing and Reporting

Portland’s ‘wall of moms’ are tear-gassed and shot with rubber bullets by feds as they protect BLM protesters – The US Sun

But Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has slammed the federal response, asserting that the presence of federal agents has only agitated the situation. "Well, the president has a complete misunderstanding of cause and effect," Wheeler said on Sunday. "What's happening here is, we have dozens, if not hundreds of federal troops descending upon our city. And … Continue reading Portland’s ‘wall of moms’ are tear-gassed and shot with rubber bullets by feds as they protect BLM protesters – The US Sun