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COVID EXPERTS Or Expert THIEVES? U.S. Has Far Higher Covid Death Rate Than Other Wealthy Countries. Plus: LOCKDOWNS KILL! 

February 6, 2022

U.S. Has Far Higher Covid Death Rate Than Other Wealthy Countries, is a title of the New York Times, February 1, 2002. Wow, if the New York Times starts telling the truth… What’s next? Revealing that the US financiers of the Wuhan Virus (lab), sitting pretty at NIH, had various vested interests in COVID? Just asking?

Let’s relax with a bit of boring New York Times:

The ballooning death toll has defied the hopes of many Americans that the less severe Omicron variant would spare the United States the pain of past waves. Deaths have now surpassed the worst days of the autumn surge of the Delta variant, and are more than two-thirds as high as the record tolls of last winter, when vaccines were largely unavailable.

With American lawmakers desperate to turn the page on the pandemic, as some European leaders have already begun to, the number of dead has clouded a sense of optimism, even as Omicron cases recede. And it has laid bare weaknesses in the country’s response, scientists said.

Death rates are so high in the States — eye-wateringly high,” said Devi Sridhar, head of the global public health program at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, who has supported loosening coronavirus rules in parts of Britain. “The United States is lagging.”

The US effort has been led by Dr. Fauci, who said multiple times that attacks on him were attacks on science, because”I am science”

Fauci style science is like a chameleon, always changing appearance. Videos are out there of Fauci authoritatively contradicting Fauci. Fauci is not just science, he is also bipolar and schizophrenic. In truth, much of the science on COVID has drastically evolved.

For example, I believed from earlier publications that the virus infected neurons. However a thorough paper published in science a couple of weeks ago, asserts that it is the immune reaction which attacks the brain. If that’s really true, it changes a lot of things…

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LOCKDOWNS KILL:

An international huge meta analysis led by John Hopkins University showed that lockdowns during the first COVID wave in the spring of 2020 only reduced COVID mortality by .2% in the U.S. and Europe.

Abstract:

This systematic review and meta-analysis are designed to determine whether there is empirical evidence to support the belief that “lockdowns” reduce COVID-19 mortality. Lockdowns are defined as the imposition of at least one compulsory, non-pharmaceutical intervention (NPI). NPIs are any government mandate that directly restrict peoples’ possibilities, such as policies that limit internal movement, close schools and businesses, and ban international travel. This study employed a systematic search and screening procedure in which 18,590 studies are identified that could potentially address the belief posed. After three levels of screening, 34 studies ultimately qualified. Of those 34 eligible studies, 24 qualified for inclusion in the meta-analysis. They were separated into three groups: lockdown stringency index studies, shelter-in-placeorder (SIPO) studies, and specific NPI studies. An analysis of each of these three groups support the conclusion that lockdowns have had little to no effect on COVID-19 mortality. More specifically, stringency index studies find that lockdowns in Europe and the United States only reduced COVID-19 mortality by 0.2% on average. SIPOs were also ineffective, only reducing COVID-19 mortality by 2.9% on average. Specific NPI studies also find no broad-based evidence of noticeable effects on COVID-19 mortality. 

 

While this meta-analysis concludes that lockdowns have had little to no public health effects, they have imposed enormous economic and social costs where they have been adopted. In consequence, lockdown policies are ill-founded and should be rejected as a pandemic policy instrument.

 

Meanwhile, Neil Young, a Canadian who made his fame with students shot in Ohio, recently burnished his progressive credentials by denouncing a pioneer of messenger RNA research. A “podcast” host interviewed a professional researcher Dr. Malone, over three hours, in an interview which was often highly technical (I listened to the first half)… and highly critical of established experts, many of whom Dr. Malone met professionally in his long career. Wikipedia has a hit piece n Dr. Malone which poses as a biography (although it mentions he could get the Nobel for his research [2]). Suddenly celebrities  with no background in science whatsoever denounced anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers, all over got cheap advertizing by displaying their scientific virtue. Now, of course, the governor of California, a corrupt politician and plotician making a colossal fortune from his prostitution for the house of Getty, is also an expert biologist in his own mind, proclaiming states of emergencies in California to mask two year old babies, claiming they spread the disease…. While Newsom himself goes unmasked, claiming it’s OK, as long as he has a mask in his left hand... in the sort of places where he himself ordered low lives to wear masks…

Dr. Malone was banned all over social networks. His discourse is learned, circumspect and technical. So why banned? Because he says, Malone exposed that many of the “experts” had colossal vested interests. They typically sat on the boards of companies they recommended as experts… while making millions from these boards and their stocks or options.  

All this ugly reality got hidden by the mask masquerade. Masks showed their inefficiency during the recent bouts of COVID. Now, the more controversy, the more the mask masquerade masks the reality of what is going on: the financing of a lab known to be extremely dangerous in Wuhan, the refusal of cheap therapeutics, etc… While “COVID experts” sit pretty on the boards of immensely wealthy pharmaceuticals, etc…

I have argued that the “Mask Masquerade Kills”: masks are mostly ineffective [3], while giving a false sense of security, thus exposing people to contamination. But then they are useful to the establishment as small people, low lives learn to live without faces, while believing that having no face saves lives…

Even George Orwell and other writers writing about the worst futures they could imagine, never dream that one day people would view having no faces as the summum of morality and altruism. Let alone, health.

Patrice Ayme

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In other news, “Facebook, the company now named Meta’s share price slide on 2/3/2022, saw chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth fall by $31billion.” The drop in Mr Zuckerberg’s personal fortune was equivalent to the annual gross domestic product of Estonia.“… And the worst is… The worst is that he borrows against it, spends the borrowed money, and does not get taxed on it. Should we call him Suckerberg, as he sucks on us all?

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[1] When I get Poison Oak, experience has shown me that an early and aggressive treatment including a small dose of prednisone is very efficient; waiting to go see the building up of the immune reaction and the doctor is the recipe for weeks of poison oak misery, and much higher doses of corticosteroids, etc.… Even better, just use water within the hour, or intensely rub alcohol… And be careful breathing it, it can kill…

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[2] Wikipedia (2/5/2022): Malone claims to be the inventor of mRNA vaccines, and while Stan Gromkowski, an early mRNA vaccine researcher and cellular immunologist, views Malone as “an underappreciated pioneer” who could be in contention to win a Nobel Prize for his work,[1] credit for the distinction is more often given to later advancements by Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman[17][3] or Moderna co-founder Derrick Rossi,[11][18][19] 

First attempts at mRNA vaccines were in France in 1990s. mRNA was discovered in the 1950s by French Nobel laureates: Lwoff, Jacob, Monod…

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[3] Paradoxically, I got COVID in Spring 2020, after a collision in the complete wilderness with an unmasked cyclist on a trail forbidden to cyclists, and on which I had never seen a cyclist before. Thus I would have profited from wearing a mask… This group of cyclists was there as they knew there would be no rangers because of COVID. Also it was the only spot a collision could happen by surprise, because of a sharp bend… In general though COVID is transmitted in enclosed locals where only HEPA filters and open windows could lower the viral load floating in the air… Getting the virus outdoors is nearly impossible.

Obsessed By Clean Air

January 15, 2022

Clean Air Is What We Need, Not Just Vaccines:
After censoring earlier observations of mine on masks, the NYT finally published this:

After the cholera epidemics of the Nineteenth Century, a conclusion imposed itself: cities needed clean water. After COVID, a conclusion is that we need clean air. We have the technology: High Efficiency Particle Air, HEPA filters can eliminate most of the viruses and bacteria from the air, using Van Der Waals forces. Masks cannot do that. HEPA filters should be mandatory everywhere.

Without HEPA, viruses build up in the air, and then circumvent masks’ fibers. So mask or no mask, in an enclosed room, after two hours, if one person exudes viruses, everybody catches said virus (N95 means 95% efficiency at 300 nanometers; but the virus is 100 nanometers, and 95% is not 99.97% anyway… The latest number is what HEPA filters achieve… On their first pass…), Not taking any of this in consideration explains the lamentable results of some countries with COVID. One can compare comparables.

The USA and its CDC, with their armies of well paid “experts”, have fared badly…. compared to some comparable countries. While the vaccine development has been remarkable, especially the mRNA vaccines, the mask mandates have been ineffective. That can be seen epidemiologically. Just today the CDC finally agreed that many masks worn in the US don’t work very well. Telling what peer reviewed articles said on the subject causes censorship in social media.

Living with pandemics cannot be avoided: too many people, too much travel. A good mitigation strategy is HEPA filters everywhere. They are cheap.

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MEC
Mendham,NJ replied:

@Patrice Ayme You are obsessed with Hepa filters. That is one small part of the equation; not the most important. The most important factor with Covid is its biology. The way it behaves is erratic and in a way it has a mind of its own. This is why all the experts have been wrong now for two years, not only in this country but throughout the world. This disease has to be controlled as a prn basis and with support services until it peter out as it is doing now. The hysteria has to stop. This viral disease is not cholera which can be controlled and treated with appropriate antibiotics and environmental and social issues.

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Well, literally, air filtration of viruses and bacteria is antibiotic… anti-bio: against life. Another comment on the preceding was authorized:

Joseph DiBello
Marlborough MA

Your points are valid, but Patrice is right about the masks and air filtration.

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Peer reviewed articles have show that masks, as used in the USA can be five times worse than… no mask (the CDC is still in denial of that). As a result France, and other European governments, outlawed nearly all mask types, more than a year ago. Millions of masks were destroyed.  

At face value, the US expert establishment connected to the CDC is arguably the worst… in the world. Just look at the numbers.

MASK MASQUERADE KILLS

Fauci, in an explosion of hubris, said that “attacking him was attacking science”. No, it’s attacking corruption in science. NIH called “gain of function” by a slightly different name, and then proceeded to finance the Wuhan Insititute of Virology to do just that on many species of bat corona viruses… While knowing the lab was not respecting the level 4 (maximal) safety necessary to do this. Whether that caused the pandemic or not is not sure. What is sure, is that it was, per se, a criminal act.

We need clean air!

Patrice Ayme

What is the Scientific Method? First, Debate. And Consider Obama’s Corruption

August 23, 2021

The New York Times glorifies the “sophisticated, vaccinated crowd” at the Obama narcissistic birthday multimillionaire bash it gushed about… and then bemoans the lack of scientific education of the US population… obvious in the case of COVID, supposedly. However, it contributes to it. It not so mysteriously delayed my comment below by 12 hours, while letting several hundreds anti-Trump and anti-Republican comments getting published instead. 

What is the essence of the scientific method? The essence of the scientific method is to debate experiments and the logic of their interpretation. Debate is the first order of things, with the “Scientific Method”. No debate, no science. If one wants to teach the scientific method, one will have to teach debating, and the love of debate, first. So science education starts well outside of science… In the domain of applied philosophy, rejoining what Steven Weinberg was saying.

Here is my lethally delayed comment:

What is the scientific method? Some say: double blinds, statistics? In truth, it’s not completely elucidated. The mRNA vaccine science was generally dismissed only a few years prior. Synthetic messenger RNA (mRNA) engineered by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna use pseudouridine and 5-methyl cytidine as substitutions for uridine and cytidine to avoid the immune response and cytotoxicity induced by introducing mRNA into cells. MRNA not using these substitutions is less effective. However, the influence of base modifications on RNA is poorly understood. And so on.

The scientific method is common sense, applied to experiments (or thought experiments) it advances through debate. So debates, and the desire-to-debate should be promoted. The mRNA vaccines are working, it’s likely that they will have little negative health impact… Differently from vaccines which modify the genetics

There is plenty of scientific evidence that masks are counterproductive… The virus is the same size as smoke (100 nanometers); dogs smell COVID at a distance: feeling protected by a thin material, people gather, and breathe the smoke/COVID. HEPA filtration and ventilation certainly absolutely work, and should be enforced!

Some authorities in the West were derelict: death rates vary enormously, worldwide. Europe received flights from Wuhan, while the city was isolated, inside China. It has transpired that NIH was financing the Wuhan Institute of Virology to turn around an interdiction of Gain of Function from Obama

This gigantic spread, the Obama narcissistic birthday bash, with Obama’s mansion to the left, is a testimony to the corruption of a “democratic” US president. Differently from Carter, Reagan, the Bushes, or Trump… Clinton and Obama made all their money from presidential trafficking… The island where this is located, Martha’s Vineyard, is full of professional “democrats”, and the corruption so intense the median home value is 4.2 million dollars. The spread above had been listed for 15 millions… Just one of many Obama’s properties…

Small world: Going around GoF interdiction by Obama (rightly so, I may have played a role…)… made NIH finance WIV. It reminds one of the CIA financing Mujahidins.

Obama’s birthday bash, with its huge 475 persons party, was a considerable reduction of what had been planned and had to be reduced because of the Delta Variant pandemic (the optics were bad). Obama danced all night, nobody wore masks. A president, flaunting the wealth he made from his presidential office. How does one call that? Afghanistan? President Truman, a democrat, had made a point to live from his retirement. And Truman explained why: to honor the office of the presidency. But Obama presided over the corruption he installed in Afghanistan… The buck stopped with him…

And why don’t you talk about Trump, lesser wits will bemoan. Well Trump did not pretend to be what he is not. Now that Biden is in power, it is very clear that Women Lives Don’t Matter (“US has no national interest in Afghanistan”), and that the Machiavellian treachery, mercurial and unpredictable inversion of alliances that was used to defeat the American Natives, is still in command, from the institutional subconscious. Ah, yes, once they were sure nobody would read my comment, 12 hours after getting it, and after publishing hundreds of partisan comments about the hatred of “Republicans” for science, the NYT published my ideas. So, the NYT cannot be accused of censorship and violating its “newspaper of record” mission.

Patrice Ayme

Hedge Funds And Financial Bandits Financed Biden: The List

January 31, 2021

BEST PRESIDENT THUGS’ MONEY WANTED TO BUY. Read All About The High Finance Thugs Below!

Janet Yellen received $810,000 in speaking fees in 2019 and 2020 from Citadel, the hedge fund wrapped up in the Gamestop saga. Citadel has spent $240k per year lobbying Congress and the Treasury Department. The Gamestop story has thrown a light on one of the many ways in which the elite colludes. 

The collusion between immense financial wealth and politics is not new. President Jackson, a duellist with unextracted bullets in his body, the greatest general of his time, massive invader of a giant swath of what became the present USA, ethnic cleanser of civilized Native Americans on an epic scale, defeater of the British, declared on his deathbed that he was most proud of having kept the USA safe from European bankers. 

Well, they finally arrived through the backdoor… For example by secretly financing some American banks. This helped bring World War One, but was not really noticed. Next came the crash of 1929-1930, which ushered the Great Depression. The bankers had pulled the strings during the boom… but the politicians took the erroneous decisions, mostly by rising tariffs too brutally and letting everything collapse… In any case, bankers hated President Roosevelt, and he “welcomed their hatred” as he put it… FDR signed the Banking Act of 1933, repressing the financial plutocracy by separating speculative banking (investing in the financial markets), and industrial banking (investing in the real economy). However, under the reign of king Clinton I, the Banking Act of 1933 was greatly dismantled. The consequences were the collapse of an elite hedge fund, LCTM, which threatened the entire financial system. The Fed intervened, saving the system. The work of Clinton I came to light again in 2008, with a somewhat similar crash. This time the Fed , and kings Bush II and Obama I intervened and saved the wealthy, with taxpayer money, to the great applause of the ignorant Commons.      

President Joe Biden’s electoral campaign raised a known total of more than $1.6 billion that we know of so far, according to OpenSecrets (January 2021). This amount includes donations to his official campaign committee and outside groups like single-candidate super Political Action Committees and hybrid PACs. Many of those contributing to Biden belong to the Financial Plutocracy, the core of the Global Deep Plutocracy (the sort that already existed in the Sixteenth Century, when Francois I and Charles Quint, fighting each other, were financed by bankers… And the sort which financed the war against the French Republic in the Eighteenth Century, and their descendants which never seemed to have seen since something nefarious enough not to finance…)

During the Gamestop scandal, some financial institutions blocked trading to buy shares, advantaging massive hedge funds which were short. When Internet critters spoke about it, Big Tech shut down their babbling… Because it is nefarious to the elite, by suggesting that the elite conspires, which, obviously it does on a planetary, global scale. Not much of that Internet censorship differs in essence upon what is done in the Chinese dictatorship. The only difference is that in China, it’s the government which represses, whereas in the “West”, it’s the bandits themselves, without any pretense at governance, as they claim to be driven by greed… Whereas the Chinese Communist Party claims to be driven by its desire to make We the People thrive (and can justify this to a great extent!)

Where Is Big Money Funneled?

Large donations in U.S. presidential elections are directed toward super PACs (super Political Action Committees), or hybrid PACs because of the $5,600 limit on how much an individual can give to a candidate’s official campaign committee per election.

Priorities USA Action, a liberal, hybrid PAC in its fifth election cycle, has received the most money of any pro-Biden, single-candidate organization. Millions of dollars have come into the PAC from the affiliated Priorities USA nonprofit, but since it doesn’t disclose donors, it is a “dark money” group: we can’t be certain who contributed to it. Biden supporters may also give to joint fundraising committees set up for the presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee like the Biden Victory Fund and Biden Action Fund.

Top Industries

The biggest industries represented among Biden donors are (thuggish) Finance, Securities & Investment, and Internet plotters, known as “Big Tech”.

The following were the top donors to the Biden 2020 election cycle, according to processed Federal Election Commission data.

1. Donald Sussman, Paloma Partners – $9 Million

The founder and chief investment officer of hedge fund Paloma Partners, Sussman has been a long time major donor to Democrat candidates. He gave to the Priorities USA Action and Pacronym political action committees. What is the problem with hedge funds? First only the hyper wealthy have access to them. OK, next donor, and here comes evil so deep, most people are never heard about it, as they pursue their enslaved low lives:

2. James Simons, Euclidean Capital – $7 Million

Jim Simons, a mathematician of definite renown (“Chern-Simons differential form”), co-founded the legendary, but all too real, hedge funds of Renaissance Technologies. Renaissance was founded in the 1980s by Simons and other mathematicians (who crucially contributed mathematical trickery). Simon, an award-winning mathematician and former Department of Defense code breaker, is known as the “Quant King“. 

The idea is actually extremely primitive: it consists in stealing people before they know it. As the idea is rather embarrassingly simple, pigeons do this everyday to each other, it is hidden below a mathematical mumbo-jumbo to make the naive and easily dazzled, believe in wizzardy. All what Simons and his henchmen do is to process massive trades a tiny bit faster than everybody else, while leading the market where they want it to go (by using their size and an arsenal of tricks). 

This sort of trading is thoroughly unethical that it should be unlawful, because it is a sure way to transfer more wealth to the wealthier, by giving a systematic trading advantage to the wealthiest. From there to systemic racism, there is a distinction without any difference. Thus, Simons is a revered figure, especially among mathematicians (he gives them crumbs, founding an institute… where I was hosted, sort of). Simons gave to the Priorities USA Action and Unite the Country political action committees.

3. Deborah Simon, Retired – $6.1 Million

Her father was the late Melvin Simon, the co-founder of America’s largest mall operator, Simon Property Group. This self-declared friend of man, “philanthropist”, gave to the American Bridge 21st Century and Unite the Country political action committees. Her sister Cynthia also donated $1.75 million.

4. George Marcus, Marcus & Millichap Co. – $4 Million

The billionaire real estate magnate is the founder of Marcus & Millichap Company and chairman of Essex Property Trust. Last year he co-hosted a fundraising event for Biden, and he has contributed money to the Priorities USA Action, Unite the Country and American Bridge 21st Century political action committees.

PPP On September 23, 1998, the chiefs of some of the largest investment firms of Wall Street—Bankers Trust, Bear Stearns, Chase Manhattan, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and Salomon Smith Barney—met on the 10th floor conference room of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York 

5. Michael Moritz, Sequoia Capital – $3.5 Million

The Welsh native is a partner at venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. He’s also an author and former tech journalist. The venture capital firms and Silicon Valley in general have been operating in concert with the US Deep State. They too use tricks which should be illegal (founding startups which are bound to get sure contracts with Big Tech down the street, in exchange for what are basically kickbacks…)

It is better than the anti-innovation attitude of the Roman imperial state… But not that much better. After all, Louis XIV financed the famous physicist Huyghens… And this sort of pseudo-intellectual pseudo-goodism may have persuaded Louis he was a good person, enabling him to engage in repression against Protestants, which brought tremendous wars which were catastrophic for civilization and Europe in general and France in particular. Moritz gave to the Pacronym and American Bridge 21st Century political action committees.

6. Kenneth Duda, Arista Networks – $3 Million

Duda is the co-founder, chief technology officer and senior vice president (software engineering) at cloud networking solutions provider Arista. He gave to the Pacronym and American Bridge 21st Century political action committees.

7. Seth Klarman, The Baupost Group – $3 Million

Billionaire investor Seth Klarman is a longtime independent and has given to the Republican Party in the past. “I’ve seen meaningful numbers of people put aside what would appear to be their short-term economic interest because they value being citizens in a democracy,” he grandly told The New York Times in August. He gave to the Pacronym, Priorities USA Action and Unite the Country political action committees.

8.Reid Hoffman, Greylock Partners – $2.5 million

Hoffman is the co-founder and former executive chairman of LinkedIn. The billionaire tech investor is currently a partner at a venture capital firm. He backed Alloy, a data exchange platform for the Democratic party which will begin to wind down its operations next year. He gave to the American Bridge 21st Century and Unite the Country political action committees.

9.Stephen Mandel, Lone Pine Capital – $2.5 million

Mandel founded hedge fund Lone Pine, which has an excellent long-term track record. He was among the top 10 highest paid hedge fund managers in 2019, with an income close to $1 billion. He gave to the American Bridge 21st Century political action committee.

10. Phillip Ragon, Intersystems Corporation – $2.5 Million

Also known as “Terry,”Ragon is the founder and CEO of private healthcare software company Intersystems. He and his wife, Susan, have signed The Giving Pledge, a trick to persuade the Commons that the plutocracy will redistribute all its money to them: so no need to tax plutocrats, aka “philanthropists”. Ragon gave to the American Bridge 21st Century political action committee.

Other Biden Loving Plutocrats:

Renaissance Technologies director Henry Laufer and his wife, Marsha, together contributed $4 million to back Biden. Stewart Bainum Jr., the chairman of Choice Hotels International, gave $2 million to the Unite the Country political action committee.

Big donors from the media industry include director Steven Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw, who together gave $2.5 million. Jeffrey Skoll, the first president of eBay and founder and chairman of Participant, which has produced more than 100 feature and documentary films, gave $2 million. Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane donated $700,000 and media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg gave $200,000. Kathryn Murdoch and James Murdoch, son of News Corporation executive chairman Rupert Murdoch, together contributed $1.6 million. That’s called hedging, in case you wonder. The demolition of Donald Trump by Fox News’ “moderator” Chris Wallace in the first presidential debate looks less of a coincidence in this light….

Is Biden hopeless for progress? Not necessarily. As he put it long ago:

Politics is a damn expensive business. I had one hell of a time trying to raise money as a candidate. I had to put a second mortgage on our house to get that campaign started, and I ended up spending over $300,000 to get elected. I believe that public financing of federal election campaigns is the only thing that will insure good candidates and save the two-party system. It is the most degrading thing in the world to go out with your hat in your hand and beg for money, but that’s what you have to do if you haven’t got your own resources.

Well, it’s not just about little Biden getting humiliated. This is about the planet. When vicious thieves become the wealthiest, most influential persons in the world, we get a world founded on vice and thievery. No way to ensure the survival of civilization, being guided by the most despicable. This is a lesson to meditate worldwide, including with the Russian and Chinese dictators.

These bandits did not steal pizza slices. They stole the future.

Patrice Ayme

Refusing To Vaccinate: Are Our Experts Homicidal Cretins? Or Just Corrupt? Drunk On Power?

December 30, 2020

The Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine passed its class III trial with flying colors, more than 95% success rate (no symptoms, and basically no grave case of COVID). It was then authorized on an emergency basis. Forty millions doses were expected to be produced by the end of 2020. However 20 million doses were kept in reserve.

Why? To make sure the elite gets its second shot, thus superb immunity? We were indeed told that it was to make sure that there would be enough second doses a month later. The reasoning is, at best, idiotic: as production is ramping up, there certainly would be enough doses a month or two later. Actually the head of research and development at Pfizer, a woman, said exactly what I just said (but she has to be discrete).

Come to think of it, that reasoning, that shots have to be kept in reserve, is so blatantly idiotic it cannot be the truth. The Class III trial of that vaccine has shown that considerable protection from COVID appears after just ten days of the first dose (quickly around more than 50%, more than the flu vaccine). Presumably the “experts” had time to get informed of this significant fact. Although I suspect that they spend so much time with celebrities, plutocrats and power types or their stockbrokers, that they perhaps do not have enough time to read the latest science. (Not kidding: the esteemed Dr. Fauci had time for Kim Kardashian and no less than 36 hollywood and rapping celebrities; he was against banning travel, before he was for it, and against masks, before he was for them; hey, jumping all around like an illogical goat helps his fame…)

A friend of mine who is a top lawyer told me half the doses were kept in reserve to make sure that the 1%, the power brokers, the elite of politics, wealth and celebritism had enough vaccine to flaunt its privilege. 

More prosaically, why do some individuals aspire to so much power over others? Simply because that tells us, and them, how much more valuable those individuals are: they are worth saving and we are not. Their lives are so much more worthy. Let them have vaccines, while we do not. They are our gods, we shall pray at their feet, while they prey on us.

Watch, in places such as California, thirty-something teachers, who are paid full time, not to teach, because their unions refuse to teach, getting priority for COVID vaccinations. 

Kamala Harris and her husband, both 56 years old, are superior beings: they should get a vaccine they need 1,000 times less than an older person, who will then not get it, because the old and common do not deserve to live, but she does. You the commons, have to learn to be a worm with a smile…

US Vice President (“elect”) Kamala Harris is in perfect health, and 56 years old. She, and her 56 years old husband, received the coronavirus vaccine. People more than 65 years old, have 90 times higher probability of dying from COVID, & are not getting the vaccine, while relatively young super healthy politicians get it. Equality for all to see. We The People die, while our dictators do their best efforts to live, and flaunt it!

Friend Vikki Stefans objected: “She’s in Congress with a bunch of goofballs who attend unmasked WH parties though. I’d say the exposure risk is pretty high and the leadership example matters too. She DID let Joe go first!!”

Patrice Ayme replied:

The leadership of flaunting privilege? I know a high density living place with more than two thousand residents with a COVID outbreak. Many individuals therein are aged more than 80 years old. I asked several local authorities to get vaccinations authorized. They ignored my request: city hall said they did not worry about such things. The County Health Officer, prone to issue fascist orders of the nonsensical type, replied they had lots of requests… But my request was on behalf of the largest high rise in the entire 1.6 million inhabitant county, a Silicon Valley county full of single family homes with a median price above a million dollar. 

So twenty-five year old teachers who refuse to teach, and are living in single homes, are getting vaccinated, though. Half a mile away a high density situation just saw five hundred forty (540) COVID cases out of 540 residents, some elderly. No vaccines, a few deaths already. I say Ms Harris is the example of privilege, as is her privileged Big Law partner husband.

They show that the elite considers it important to tell us that they deserve to live, and we do not. Why is it so important? Because it is unfair, so it invites We The People to think of the guillotine. A conflict is created, and conflicts keep the otherwise mentally vacuous busy, providing a distraction from their ambulatory nihilism.

Patrice Ayme 

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I suggested a few weeks ago to do only the first shots. Now Great Britain just opted for the common sense policy. From the New York Times:

Britain became the first country on Wednesday to give emergency authorization to the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, opening a path for a cheap and easy-to-store shot that much of the world will rely on to help end the pandemic.

In a bold decision to accelerate vaccinations, a British government advisory body directed clinicians to give as many people as possible their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, without reserving supplies for planned second doses.

Instead of administering the two shots within a month, clinicians will wait as long as 12 weeks to give people their second doses, the government said, a decision that applies to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as well as the Pfizer-BioNTech shot that Britain authorized early this month.

With the vaccination rollout moving slowly in both Britain and the United States, British officials were heeding calls to delay the second doses as a way of giving more people the partial protection of a single dose. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said people would start receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine early next week.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca shot is poised to become the world’s dominant form of inoculation. At $3 to $4 a dose, it is a fraction of the cost of some other vaccines. And it can be shipped and stored at normal refrigeration temperatures for six months, rather than in the ultracold freezers required by rival vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, making it easier to administer to people in poorer and harder-to-reach parts of the world.

When given in two, full-strength doses, AstraZeneca’s vaccine showed 62 percent efficacy in clinical trials — considerably lower than the roughly 95 percent efficacy achieved by Pfizer and Moderna’s shots. For reasons scientists don’t yet understand, AstraZeneca’s vaccine showed 90 percent efficacy in a smaller group of volunteers who were given a half-strength initial dose.

[The latter point needs to be demonstrated with certainty… but is plausible…]

In Britain, Professor David Salisbury, formerly responsible for the country’s immunization program, has campaigned to delay the second shot until all high-risk people have had the first dose. After two weeks of declining infections, new cases have risen sharply in the U.K. since the beginning of December, apparently in part from a mutation making the virus 56% more transmissible.

On December 22, former long term U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair said that proceeding with the previously planned second-shot schedule would result in “colossal” damage in terms of infection rates, deaths and economic impact.

Obama $600,000 Speech In Bogota: Outlaw Retroactive Corruption

November 23, 2020

Obama is viewed as the icon of the so-called “left”. At least, so speak the Main Stream Media, which I call the Plutocratic Media, armed with its Plutocratically Correct speech. This is a fascinating inversion of all values. In the four years since leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama has spent his time raising and solidifying his position in the top one percent of the top one percent of Americans. Obama has raked in exorbitant amounts of money for public speaking events and made deals worth millions with multiple companies. Simply put, this is retroactive corruption.

In a revealing slip, at the height of the Great Recession, “Obama quipped that “at a certain point you’ve made enough money,” That was an inside joke: although his fortune was in excess of twenty million dollars when he entered the White House, Obama did not give his salary to charity as Trump did. Trump is not the first president to donate his salary. Former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Herbert Hoover, both wealthy before they took office, donated all their earnings.

All what you see here is to the Obamas, a piece of the US most expensive island, Martha’s Vineyard. The mansion had been on the market for 15 million dollars. Taxpayers and losers, you worked hard, and your success is great; your great leader, the one of TARP, has been well rewarded by the owners of the world, so you did good, when you loved and admired him. The Obamas have two other mansions. Hey, they are just getting started… to give you lessons on inequality, and your systemic racism… The more the talk about your racism, the less talk about class warfare of the owners against the losers like you.

In May 2019, Obama the caramel idol of the pseudo-left was paid nearly $600,000 to speak at the EXMA conference in Bogotá, Colombia. According to the Bogotá Post, “A conversation with President Barack Obama,” addressed “influential growth strategies” in marketing and other aspects of the marketing economy. No doubt, getting the money from where it is located, namely organized crime, was a prominent concept.

Colombia is infamous for the corruption prevalent in its public sector and military, which costs officially the country $17 billion a year, equivalent to 5.3 percent of its Gross Domestic Product. Colombia exports half of the world’s cocaine and its drug cartels are the government. Corruption and drug money are what Colombia’s Inspector General called “the new cartel”.

Notice that Obama got his highest payment from the quasi-official criminals of the “new cartel”. In other words, the Global Deep Plutocracy is very grateful for Obama’s leadership: criminals of the world, unite! Obama is not just rewarded by the largest criminal organizations in the world, he insures an on-going service to them by providing them with clout, and respectability from the adoring rabble, worldwide, which celebrates the greatness of the one who got a Nobel Peace prize even before he disintegrated weddings in Yemen, and other acts of heroism in the evil dimension of the never vile enough.

While Obama deplores “exploding inequality” in his speeches, the sum he got for one night stand in Bogotá is more than 10 times what the median yearly household income in the US… and 72 times the average worker’s annual income in Colombia.

Obama is rewarded by those who profited from his presidency. His speeches have been given to big Wall Street firms and big investors. Obama gave at least nine speeches to Cantor Fitzgerald, a large investment and commercial real estate firm, and other high-end corporations. Each speech has been at least $400,000… for Obama.

Obama handed the robbers and outright criminals who caused the 2008–09 financial crisis a multi-trillion-dollar bailout (eight trillions by the Fed’s own reckoning). The Obama administration oversaw the largest redistribution of wealth in history from the bottom to the top one percent, eased by mellifluous discourses to the contrary. It was obvious at the time, right from the first few days of the Obama administration, that he had become an agent of the wealthiest plutocrats in the world, and that his presidency was in their service. Individuals such as yours truly, who did so much to get Obama elected, sank in depression…

Interestingly, Obama made the wealthiest so much wealthier that it noticeably diverted economic growth away from the rest of the nation.

Under Obama, the tech monopolies in charge of “populist” surveillance were developed, while the president personally killed thousands of innocent civilians.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/20/obam-j20.htmlAs the World Socialist Web Site puts it, summarizing concepts I have presented in the past:

“In addition to monetary rewards for his service to the financial elite and military-intelligence apparatus, Obama has been lavishly feted by socialites and billionaires such as Richard Branson. Obama was Branson’s special guest in 2017 on a private island where the pair were seen kite surfing and enjoying the amenities of Branson’s exclusive resort.

Michelle Obama has also benefited after the family’s departure from the White House. The couple signed a $65 million book deal with publishing company Penguin Random House for their political memoirs. Michelle’s memoir “Becoming” was the best-selling book of 2018 with over 10 million copies sold. The pair also signed multi-year deals with Netflix and Spotify to produce content aimed at “fostering dialogue” and promoting diversity in entertainment.

Obama’s lucrative post-White House career hobnobbing with the corporate, entertainment and financial elite epitomizes the revolving door relationship between the US government and the private sector. Obama’s rewards are simply retroactive bribery for services rendered to the capitalist elite, who have welcomed him with open arms.

This is all lunacy. That Obama has no moral compass, dignity or the presidential mien many US presidents had in the past is one thing. That most of the world’s population has been so indoctrinated in its subjugation that it cannot what’s wrong with this picture, is something else entirely. This phenomenon of mental subjugation is the most common state of humanity… The strength of Western civilization is that the spirit of subjugation did not flourish as well in the West as anywhere else in the world.

So what to do? Legislate. Presidents or their families, or high level officials and their families, anywhere in the world, should have a low bound on their income after office, say over ten years or more (the occultation period under the Roman Republic for re-election to the Consulship was, in normal times, ten years… There were exception in case of existential wars, for reasons of military leadership) Say one should limit their income to ten times (for presidents) or less (for lesser officials) or the median family income. Moreover office holders, and their families should be forbidden to get ANY money or gift from anyone, individual or corporation, who profited from a legislation they signed or helped to pass (including at the level of senators, deputies . congressmen, and aides).

In other words, I propose to pass laws annihilating the “revolving door” which enables the Global Deep Plutocracy that Biden is getting ready to revive as never before… The idea is that no one should be able to enrich themselves through public service. The reward should be the service and the power it should ephemerally provide with…

So let see this legislation: Time to see if the would-be “progressives” of the “Democratic” Party are for real…

Patrice Ayme


Absurd Infamy, Convenient Corruption! Some Dems Say: Iraqis Died? Let Them Drive SUVs!

October 15, 2020

Those who make you believe absurdities do so, because they want you to partake in atrocities.

My position on the Ukraine-Obama-Biden corruption story clings to the most significant facts: Joe Biden himself said, while US Vice President, in widely available video, that he would suspend US aid to Ukraine, effective immediately, if Ukraine’s top prosecutor was not fired. His son was employed by the somewhat satanic company the prosecutor was prosecuting.

Hunter Biden held a directorship at Ukraine’s largest gas company, Burisma, while his father was vice president. Hunter Biden’s payments from Burisma were clearly in excess of US average yearly family income… every month. Hunter Biden was paid at least $83,000 a month, but sometimes more than $200,000… It created an obvious conflict of interest for his father… But Hunter kept flying on Air Force Two. VP Joe Biden did not terminate this conflict of interest. Nor did he ever excuse himself for it; for Joe Biden Burisma was just business as usual. 

What Voltaire did not say: Those who make you believe absurdities do so, because they want you to partake in atrocities.

Vice President Joe Biden did urge Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, under the threat of withholding billions of dollars of U.S. aid… immediately (even the crooked “Factchecker” of the Plutocratic Party admits). The top prosecutor was inquiring at the time on Burisma. Burisma was then Ukraine’s second largest gas company. It is registered in Cyprus, a tax haven. It also operates in Germany, Mexico, Italy, and Kazakhstan.

Twitter Inc ( TWTR ) on Thursday blocked U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign account from tweeting, saying a video from the account about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son violated its rules.

The video posted by the @TeamTrump account referred to a New York Post story that contained details of Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Burisma and said former Vice President Joe Biden had met with an adviser of the company, introduced by Hunter Biden.

Joe Biden is a liar who has been ripping off our country for years,” the video was captioned.

Twitter said the video violated its rules against posting private information, adding the account needed to delete the post in order to continue tweeting.

Twitter said on Wednesday the Post story violated its “hacked materials” policy, which bars the distribution of content obtained through hacking that contains private information or trade secrets, or puts people at risk of physical harm.

Facebook Inc did the same. Jack Dorsey, the Twitter CEO, got his career started by hacking a company… Instead of being put on trial by the state, Dorsey was hired by the company. Dorsey the hacker was not prosecuted for his crime by the state, a violation of equality of all to the law

This helps explain why hacking of personal information has become a thriving industry: please write your Congressperson thanking them for not prosecuting Dorsey. Led by criminals, fleeced by criminals. Dorsey, with his ten billion dollar fortune obtained through Wall Street banks (not through Twitter profits) is the poster boy of the big Brother society we now enjoy!

Facebook and Twitter took proactive steps on Wednesday to restrict dissemination of the Post story in the hours after it was published… They have been rendering this service to me for decades, free of charge, in a remarkably efficient manner to limit the diffusion of my dangerous ideas. (Twelve years ago Daily Kos, a would be progressive sort of Facebook, banned me for suggesting “Medicare For All”.)

Twitter had placed similar restrictions on the account of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday, after she shared the Post story. 

The Bidens’ Burisma story is not an isolated case: Hunter Biden got money (more than three million dollars) from Moscow’s mayor (OK, the mayor’s spouse… maybe they were having an affair? No, she is a close adviser of Czar Putin himself)… and diamonds from a Chinse tycoon (OK, maybe he is gay, and they were romantically involved), 1.5 billion dollar deal from the Bankf of China, a government bank, and so on (fees on this sort of deal is typically 2%). Consulted, Joe Biden said:”My son has a drug problem…” (Besides, Hunter’s plate was full: Hunter Biden was busy getting a child he refused to recognize until forced by a judge, while receiving the diamonds and having an affair with his brother’s wife…) 

Ah, and let’s not forget the same drug as his father: wealth and power. Firms run by Biden “pursued business with international entities that had a stake in American foreign policy decisions, sometimes in countries where connections implied political influence and protectionHunter Biden and his American business partners were part of a broad effort by Burisma to bring in well-connected Democrats during a period when the company was facing investigations backed not just by domestic Ukrainian forces but by officials in the Obama administration…” the New York Times reported.

In this new world, led by pseudo-progressive ex-bartenders, information is free, as long as it favors the plutocracy. Otherwise, it is banned. (Don’t laugh: I am on the receiving end… I don’t know how long I can keep on publishing, each post may be the last…) 

Freedom of information should be total, weighted by private life. Total privacy for civilians, none for politicians. Politicians should have no private life, while in office, and should, them and their families, be severely restricted after public office. There is a civilizational jurisprudence for this sort of prudence: it took five centuries for the Roman Republic to fall into plutocracy, because Roman politicians were so restricted that they couldn’t turn their public service into a job. 

Another interesting wink of history is that Caesar was unfairly accused by his enemies to have committed war crimes in Gaul… It was unfair, because neither he, nor the republic, had started the war… Nor was he the first to engage in total war during that decade of hostilities. The point is this: the doctrine of the laws of war was well established even centuries prior to this… And the non-respect of the laws of war was the strongest argument around. This should be in an interesting light the fact that a party in the US selected as candidate for ultimate leadership the only politician against whom crime against humanity charges can be brought.

Hiding the role of Biden in fostering the war in Iraq is an infamy. This absurdity hides an atrocity: the killing of millions so that the US financial plutocracy could make US fracking profitable. 

What do the Biden voting Marie Antoinettes of America hiding in their suburbs say? Iraqis died? Let them drive SUVs!  

Patrice Ayme

What If Obama Were On Trial? Well, He Should Be! On Obama-Biden Firing Ukraine Prosecutor

January 26, 2020

I used as (first part of the) title, the title of an editorial of the New York Times January 26, 2020. Consider Trump’s impeachment from some other angles, says Nicholas Kristof, Opinion Columnist. I usually like Kristof, but here it’s open season on him after he refused to post my comment (or will publish it in 2 days, which comes down to the same). After some padding over 30 lines or so, Kristof grandly declares: 

In practical terms, this amounts to: What if it were Obama who had been caught in this Ukraine scandal?…. Progressives may be scoffing that this exercise is unrealistic: Obama was meticulous in avoiding scandal and ethical conflicts.

Thus Kristof makes clear that it is NOT something which happened… As a matter of course. This is high level disinformation on Kristof’s part: there is plenty of evidence to the contrary, but it is found in (some) foreign media (“Consortium News”), and it’s hidden from the US public. To keep it hidden from those reading NYT comments, my comment, a comment from a fanatical progressive, but also fair, balanced and clever, was censored.

To go on imprinting on such a grotesque lie, the grandiosity of Saint Obama, the New York Times in its plutocratic wisdom decided NOT to publish my comment. Indeed, Obama is little more than a stooge for plutocracy, including the literally dirtiest sort, the financial and fossil fuel/fracking plutocracy (fracking is Wall Street burning planet for profit). Obama is going to be rolled out if the old stooge Biden, or the new stooge Buttigieg, falter. The latter possible development would mean that Sanders (probably) or Warren (possibly) is going to be candidate. That’s when the biggest stooge of them all would be rolled out.

Most of the plutocrats don’t pay taxes. One could even view this as their definition: plutocrats have so much power that the laws are arranged to serve them. Consider subsidies on private jets, making 1% of US CO2… Of course the establishment is not just terrified of a Sanders presidency. It fears even more every day that Sanders keeps on advertising and explaining his “Democratic Socialism”. So it’s important, for the established plutocracy, that Obama damages Sanders… thus that Obama’s astounding aura remains intact. 

Well, maybe one didn’t look at what was impeachable in Obama’s actions. Obama apparently ordered personally drone strikes (instead of leaving the decisions to professionals themselves part of a hierarchy in oversight position). The president directly ordered the killing of US citizens without trial for Islamist propaganda (rather than murder). At least one of these US citizens was not adult, but 16 years old.

(Analogy to the decay of the Roman Republic: Cicero, self-proclaimed defender of the Republic, seemed to consider that extra-judicial execution were the way to go. He used them as Consul during the “Conspiracy of Catiline”. Much later, more stupidly, and dangerously, he tried to use such a denial of justice against Marcus Antonius…)

Second and more importantly, there is the interference in Ukraine. VP Joe Biden said loud and clear for all to hear, that he didn’t interfere in other countries policies. However, more recently he was on tape boasting of the exact opposite… in connection with the Burisma Holdings investigation.

Here is my terrible anti-plutocratic comment, which the New York Times depicts as lacking “civility”:

Vice President Joe Biden warned Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that, if he did not fire the very experienced Procuror General Viktor MykolayovychShokin, the Obama administration was prepared to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees. Biden: “I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ They said:”Son of a bitch” He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid.” 

The Ukrainian Parliament refused initially to accept the resignation of the procuror general Viktor Mykolayovych Shokin. The “solid” man was Yuriy Lutsenko a Ukrainian MP who was forced to resign in 2010, and condemned to 4 years in jail for corruption. Lutsenko has no law degree. Considering the later point, a special law was passed. Biden claimed, on tape, that he was following Obama’s orders.

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For skeptics, here is Biden on tape, bragging about firing the prosecutor who was inquiring about the embezzlement (at least 40 million dollars) of Hunter Biden’s company, Burisma Holdings:

https://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-joe-biden-forced-ukraine-to-fire-prosecutor-for-aid-money/C1C51BB8-3988-4070-869F-CAD3CA0E81D8.html

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It’s incredible to know that journalists and editorialists at the New York Times can look at themselves in a mirror, and not blush. What do they think they do as they foster plutocracy, using the basest method, that of the Big Lie? On the same Sunday edition (26 Jan 2020) where my comment was censored, there were interviews of whom the NYT views as the most important six Democratic candidates. Two were very wealthy multimillionaires, many times over. Two other were multibillionaires. The latter two, Bloomberg and Styer, have already spent, together eight times the total spending war chest of Trump. Yes they spent eight times, already, what Trump will spend in the future. Plus they get free advertising in the New York Times. Bernie Sanders in all this? He gets scathing editorial after scathing editorial, while Bloomberg gets lauded…

Patrice Ayme

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I got the electronic version of Kristof editorial, early on, Saturday. It had a long section explaining all the bad things Trump did NOT do. I sent my comment, it was censored. Then the NYT went on publishing more than 1,000 comments…. But also modifying Kristof’s editorial before it went to print by removing the section explaining all what Trump didn’t do (but has been accused of doing by the lying anti-Trumpists)

Ecological Devastation Proof of Corruption

October 15, 2019

Times have changed: Earth faces a mass extinction. And that mass extinction is man-made. Such an extinction is the ultimate corruption, and our corrupt politicians let it happen naturally, as they wallop in legal corruption with their families, and the plutocrats who feed them.

The way out is to tighten up ethics. All over. Let’s start with Biden, Trump, and their associates.

Corruption shows up on the largest scale. All the micro-plastics, all the insecticides, all the biocides, all the nitrates, all the catastrophe is our leaders doing. We should put them, and their system, on trial!

Reading this, a smart ass (asses are not smart, intelligence is relative) wrote back to me:

Kenneth
New York City

@Patrice Ayme Good idea. Tighten up ethics. That’ll keep Earth out of Jupiter’s way, and we will no longer face extinction.

@Kenneth

Yes, it’s true that, in some star systems, Jupiter like planets spiral down. However, that didn’t happen in the solar system, and only a star going through the solar system could cause such a thing. However, the sun is going to stay away from stars for millions of years on its present trajectory….

So let me please inform you. The man made mass extinction has to do with the CO2 catastrophe, which could have been fixed, starting in the 1990s, with a combination of photovoltaics, nuclear energy and building a massive hydrogen economy (to store renewable energy).

Jupiter will not spiral down to Earth before the Sun becomes a red giant in 5 billion years, well past your time. Meanwhile, fossil fuel companies, propped by worldwide corruption, keep on polluting in a life extinguishing manner… while solutions, non-fossil fuel solutions, exist.

It may sound smart to make fun of the viewpoint that the present ecological crisis was caused by the present oligarchic political system… and it is, as long as one belongs to it and as long as one has no moral sense. However, we pass a little time on this planet. Leaving only devastation and corruption behind us should be deeply unsatisfying, to normally constituted human beings. So I would recommend to forget about Jupiter, and concentrate instead on the corruption the oligarchic organization unavoidably bring.

Corruption is a worldwide problem: consider Turkey, its claims all politically active Kurds are terrorists, and add to this NATO nukes residing in Turkey… In this increasingly unstable world, a morality strong enough to save the biosphere should be our beacon. As I said in a preceding essay, individuals like the oligarch Duflo advised the oligarch Obama about what was the correct socioeconomy of the world. No more of this: great strategies should be debated on the public place, not just decided by a tiny oligarchy… It’s not just for moral reasons, but to insure survival…

And not just the survival of our grandchildren to come (or not!) No just our own survival… Let the likes of Kenneth, probably working in New York for the financial industry or its supporters, corrupt media or corrupt universities, chuckle away. Hopefully, their time has come, and gone. And their reckoning is at hand…

Patrice Ayme

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P/S: The head of (Central) Bank of England boss says global finance is funding 4C temperature rise. Mark Carney says capital markets are financing projects likely to fuel a catastrophic rise in global heating.
The governor of the Bank of England has warned that the global financial system is backing carbon-producing projects that will raise the temperature of the planet by over 4 Centigrades – more than double the pledge to limit increases to well below 2C contained in the Paris Agreement.

In a stark warning over global heating (the expression was first used by yours truly:”HEATING” instead of “warming”), Mark Carney said the multitrillion-dollar international capital markets – where companies raise funds by selling shares and bonds to investors – are financing fossil fuel activities that would lift global temperatures to more than 4C above pre-industrial levels.

World leaders agreed in the Paris climate accords to keep the temperature rise this century well below 2C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the rise to 1.5C.

I was also the first to rise the alarm, as far as I know:

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/2-c-is-too-much/

In a stark illustration of the scale of the decarbonisation struggle facing the world economy, Carney asserted that companies had already secured financing from investors in the global capital markets – worth $85trillion (£67.2tn) for stocks and $100 trillion for bonds – that will keep the world on a trajectory unavoidably bringing catastrophic global heating.

According to the UN, IPCC and other relevant scientific authorities, official risks associated with temperatures at or above 4C include a 9-meter rise in sea levels – affecting up to 760 million people – searing heatwaves and droughts, serious food supply problems and half of all animal and plant species facing local extinction. I believe that, potentially the sea level rise could be twenty meters or more.

Speaking to British MPs on the Commons Treasury committee, Carney did not give a timescale for the temperature rise, but said: “The objectives are there, but policy is not yet consistent with stabilizing temperatures below 2C. There are some companies out ahead, either because of stakeholders, or because they’re anticipating that that will change. But there are others that are waiting for the policies to adjust.”

Biden Family Corruption: So Common A Thing Democrats & Their Pluto Media Didn’t Notice

September 22, 2019

REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY IS NEITHER: Biden, Or When Main Stream Media Refuses To See Blatant Corruption.

[This is not a pro-Trump essay; indeed, as the essay makes clear, Biden’s presidential bid is over for mentally retarded corruption; and my candidate is Warren; this is definitively an anti-plutocratic, anti-corruption, anti-representative democracy essay, though.]

Biden’s Son Was Director Of A Giant Ukrainian Company, While His Dad Asked the Prosecutor Of Said Company, To Be Fired. But Most of Biden’s Son Business Was With China: 

Biden is frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. His son Hunter was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while his father was US vice-president. Doesn’t that sound like corruption to you? Instead Pluto media focuses on Trump inquiring!

There are two classes in this world: the owners and deciders of the planet… And the rest of us. 

Biden, as a US Senator, a professional politician, made sure in the 1980s, that Reagan’s oligarchic laws passed, by the elite, for the elite, against We The People. In the 1990s, Biden passed laws which sent millions of minorities in prison on drug charges (the “new Jim Crow“), while the upper crust was using those same drugs and flaunting it (see Obama writing, even boasting that he used cocaine).

The elite was not bothered by the Biden laws, they were not applied to them… whereas it should have been the opposite, as leaders, by definition, lead, and, if they lead in drug usage for all to see, they should be punished for wrong leadership through example, as some of the hanged Nazis at Nuremberg, who were hanged, just for writing the wrong thing. (And it was right to hang them for wrong leadership.)   

The Vice President of the USA says the circular logo. Actually, his son, Hunter… who loved to pose as if he really was the VP (there are many pictures of Hunter giving various speeches behind that sign, as if he were really the US VP)

Hunter, Biden’s son, related that he talked to his dad about Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas company he was directing. According to Hunter, Joe said about Burisma: “I hope you know what you are doing”… and Hunter:”Yes, dad I know”. The second had no expertise in energy. He went to China, did the same, made a billion, and several of his business associates in other countries, were arrested. 

In 2013, then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden flew aboard Air Force Two to China. Twelve days later, Hunter Biden’s firm signed a $1 billion private equity deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China. The deal was later expanded to $1.5 billion. The Chinese government funded a business that it co-owned along with the son of a sitting vice president. Hunter Biden, a lawyer, had little expertise in private equity (a lawyer confided that they had to employ Hunter, an incompetent lawyer, because he was the VP’s son).

Biden is not alarmed by China. Biden shrugged off concerns over the China threat on democracy. “Come on, man,” Biden said. “I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.” Biden had used nearly the same terms to qualify the threat posed by billionaires and plutocrats…. And of course; China fed the Biden family business, China has not meaning, but for plutocrats exporting work there. 

The lucrative deal of Biden with the government of China (=Chinese plutocracy) was hidden until the publication of the book, “Secret Empires”. No one knew the deal took place, because the MSM didn’t want to look at… itself. However, Biden’s son was pretty blatant: see him pose behind the VP of the USA logo above. The Ukrainian gas company paid him $50,000 a month (600 K a year). 

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I am quoting extensively Peter Schweizer in the postscript. One will see that even extreme tech has been compromised (nuclear energy). Right, the French government has done just as bad… with China (surprise).

I am not trying to shoot down Biden: he is clearly finished, Warren will be the Democratic candidate. Biden is finished because of his family corruption.

Biden is also finished because of something else: he is mentally deficient. Biden said in an interview that there were “720 million women” in the USA. Biden is so obsessed with China, he confuses it with the USA! Then he hesitated, mumbled, pondered, and reconfirmed that there indeed “720 million women” in the USA… Biden: best yes man for plutocracy

But then the question: how come Democrats in the street fell for a corrupt mental retard? Same general reason why so many still admire monsters such as Louis XIV or Napoleon? (I am not mentioning Bismarck, because Bismarck did good things on his own.)

So-called “representative democracy” puts too much power in too few hands: it’s intrinsically oligarchic (olig-arch from the Greek, few rule). The corruption is all over. Look at France. French Attorney General François Molins requested in mid-July the referral to the Court of Justice of the Republic of former Prime Minister Edouard Balladur and his former defense minister François Léotard in the Karachi corruption case (submarines against under the table cash for an electoral campaign). That was 23 years ago (and people, including French citizens, got killed in that case, dozens of them).

“Representative democracy” has to be used to some extent, but, overall, politics is too serious to be left to professional prostitutes alone to do as they please: direct, real democracy has to counterbalance representation.

Patrice Ayme

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Peter Schweizer, the author of “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends” (Harper), says:

“Without the aid of subpoena power, here’s what we know. The businesses of Hunter Biden and his partners created a series of LLCs involved in multibillion-dollar private equity deals with companies owned by the Chinese government.

The centerpiece of these deals is Rosemont Seneca Partners, an investment firm controlled by Hunter Biden and his associates: Chris Heinz, who is John Kerry’s stepson, and Heinz’s longtime associate Devon Archer [Heinz makes good ketchup, making Chris wealthy]. The trio founded Rosemont Seneca in 2009 and quickly began making deals through a series of overlapping entities under the Rosemont name.

Less than a year after opening Rosemont Seneca’s doors, Hunter Biden and Archer were in China meeting with top Chinese officials. To assist in their new venture, they partnered with a Massachusetts-based consultancy called the Thornton Group, headed by James Bulger, son of former Massachusetts state Sen. Billy Bulger. James Bulger has the dubious honor of being named after his uncle, the notorious mob hitman James “Whitey” Bulger.

The Thornton Group’s account of the meeting on their Chinese-language Web site is telling: Chinese executives “extended their warm welcome” to the “Thornton Group, with its US partner Rosemont Seneca chairman Hunter Biden (second son of the now Vice President Joe Biden).”

The purpose of the meetings was to “explore the possibility of commercial cooperation and opportunity.” Curiously, details about the meeting did not appear on their English-language Web site.

The timing of this meeting was also notable. It occurred just hours before Hunter Biden’s father, the vice president, met with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Washington as part of the Nuclear Security Summit.

Twelve days after Hunter stepped off Air Force Two in Beijing, his company signed a historic deal with the Bank of China, the state-owned financial behemoth often used as a tool of the Chinese government. The Bank of China had created a first-of-its-kind investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST (BHR). According to BHR, one of its founding partners was none other than Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC.

It was an unprecedented arrangement: the government of one of America’s fiercest competitors going into business with the son of one of America’s most powerful decisionmakers.

Chris Heinz claims neither he nor Rosemont Seneca Partners, the firm he had part ownership of, had any role in the deal with Bohai Harvest. Nonetheless, Biden, Archer and the Rosemont name became increasingly involved with China. Archer became the vice chairman of Bohai Harvest, helping oversee some of the fund’s investments.

Troublingly, some of those investments had major implications for national security.

In December 2014, BHR became an “anchor investor” in the IPO of China General Nuclear Power Corp. (CGN), a state-owned energy company involved in the construction of nuclear reactors. In April 2016, the US Justice Department would charge CGN with stealing nuclear secrets from the United States — actions prosecutors said could cause “significant damage to our national security.”

Of particular interest to CGN were sensitive, American-made components that, according to experts, resembled components used by the US on its nuclear submarines.

That Hunter Biden had no experience in China, and little in private equity, didn’t dissuade the Chinese government from giving his company a business opportunity in place of established global financial brands like Morgan Stanley or Goldman Sachs. In fact, the Chinese government wasn’t done funding deals with Hunter Biden.

Also in December 2014, a Chinese state-backed conglomerate called Gemini Investments Limited was negotiating and sealing deals with Hunter Biden’s Rosemont on several fronts. That month, it made a $34 million investment into a fund managed by Rosemont.

The following August, Rosemont Realty, another sister company of Rosemont Seneca, announced that Gemini Investments was buying a 75 percent stake in the company. The terms of the deal included a $3 billion commitment from the Chinese, who were eager to purchase new US properties. Shortly after the sale, Rosemont Realty was rechristened Gemini Rosemont.

Chinese executives lauded the deal.

“Rosemont, with its comprehensive real-estate platform and superior performance history, was precisely the investment opportunity Gemini Investments was looking for in order to invest in the US real estate market,” declared Li Ming, Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Limited and Gemini Investments chairman. “We look forward to a strong and successful partnership.”

The plan was to use Chinese money to acquire more properties in the United States. “We see great opportunities to continue acquiring high-quality real estate in the US market,” one company executive said. “The possibilities for this venture are tremendous.”

Finally, in 2015, BHR joined forces with a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned military aviation contractor Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy American precision-parts manufacturer Henniges. Because Henniges manufactured technology with possible military applications, the transaction required approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. CFIUS reviews are required for business transactions that have potential national security implications.

The Biden-Bank of China fact-pattern is arresting in its bravura and scale. Moreover, it turns out that the Biden dealings didn’t just take place in China, but in Ukraine, as well.

Consider the facts. On April 16, 2014, White House records show that Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s business partner in the Rosemont Seneca deals, made a private visit to the White House for a meeting with Vice President Biden. Five days later, on April 21, Joe Biden landed in Kiev for a series of high-level meetings with Ukrainian officials. The vice president was bringing with him highly welcomed terms of a United States Agency for International Development program to assist the Ukrainian natural-gas industry and promises of more US financial assistance and loans. Soon the United States and the International Monetary Fund would be pumping more than $1 billion into the Ukrainian economy.

The next day, there was a public announcement that Archer had been asked to join the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian natural-gas company. Three weeks after that, on May 13, it was announced that Hunter Biden would join, too. Neither Biden nor Archer had any background or experience in the energy sector.

The younger Biden, for his part, tried to put the best possible face on the deal. He claimed that by joining the board of the natural-gas producer, he would “contribute to the economy and benefit the people of Ukraine.”

The choice of Hunter Biden to handle transparency and corporate governance for Burisma is curious, because Biden had little if any experience in Ukrainian law, or professional legal counsel, period. But that didn’t stop Burisma from paying the younger Biden what The New York Times has reported was as much as $50,000 a month while the company was under investigation by officials in both Ukraine and abroad.

Joe Biden’s trip to Kiev in March 2016, and his threats to withhold $1 billion in foreign aid if Ukrainian officials didn’t dismiss the country’s top prosecutor, Victor Shokin, take on added meaning when you consider that Shokin’s office had been leading an investigation into Burisma’s owner.

According to a recent New York Times report, Biden helped recruit an American consulting firm as well as former Deputy Attorney General John Buretta to help Burisma fight corruption charges. In an interview with the Kyiv Post, Buretta described his negotiations with Yuriy Lutsenko. Lutsenko became Ukraine’s general prosecutor after Joe Biden had lobbied for his predecessor’s removal. Apparently, the negotiations worked as the case was dismissed in the fall of 2016.

Joe Biden later bragged about his efforts to get Shokin removed, though he claims Shokin’s removal was needed due to his mishandling of a number of cases in Ukraine. Hunter Biden insists he never spoke to his father about the investigation into Burisma.

Will the Senate investigate Joe and Hunter Biden’s actions in China and Ukraine? We don’t know, but they should. If a two-year investigation of President Trump, Russia and the Trump family was justified to ensure the president isn’t compromised, an investigation into Joe Biden, China, Ukraine and the Biden family is imperative.”

Schweizer’s newest project is The Drill Down, an investigative video project dedicated to exposing cronyism and corruption.


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