Open Thread – Saturday, 30 July 2022

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  1. Steve trickler says:

    Sleep well, ladies and gents.

  2. Steve trickler says:

    Adam, thanks for the place!

  3. Black Ball says:

    Lengthy piece by Michael Anton but well worth the time. It’s about Trump and his chances of winning the next election and potential Democrat Party strategies to keep him out.
    https://compactmag.com/article/they-can-t-let-him-back-in

  4. Black Ball says:

    Via Ace Of Spades I should add

  5. Steve trickler says:

    Via Dutchsinse:

    HUGE NEWS!

    In case you didn’t hear, NOAA (US Gov) has admitted that weather modification can be done via Electromagnetic Radiation (radio waves etc) !!!!

    Listed as option #8 under activities that must be reported on the NOAA weather modification page I found!

    Well, so much for this being a conspiracy theory and “hoax”….. turns out the people who denied might actually be trying to hide something, or at least were majorly misinformed.

    link

  6. JohnJJJ says:

    potential Democrat Party strategies to keep him out.
    https://compactmag.com/article/they-can-t-let-him-back-in
    Interesting he doesn’t mention an overseas war as a way of keeping Trump from office. The yanks are always ra ra for a righteous war in some foreign country. From what we’ve seen over the last 50 years, it can easily be created to fit.

  7. Black Ball says:

    Albo has priorities which don’t include things like rising costs of living and inflation and whatever else drives the economy. The Hun:

    ‘Anthony Albanese is expected to make a historic announcement on Saturday, revealing details of his government’s historic referendum to create an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to parliament.

    The Prime Minister is attending the Garma Festival in the Northern Territory to announce the major change to Australia’s constitution.

    Mr Albanese on Friday revealed the sentences he would like to see written into the constitution, including:

    1) There shall be a body, to be called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.

    2) The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice may make representations to Parliament and the Executive Government on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
    3) The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws with respect to the composition, functions, powers and procedures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.

    Mr Albanese said the question could look something like: “Do you support an alteration to the Constitution that establishes an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice”.

    The Prime Minister is scheduled to give a speech to the festival later on Saturday morning.’

    Isn’t there already a voice, one that black fellas actually elect to office, in Canbra?

  8. Steve trickler says:

    The Beauty Of:

    The cinematography of Terrence Malick’s work.

    The Beauty Of Terrence Malick

  9. Steve trickler says:

    Tony Heller:

    Another example of a journalist using ordinary, out of context statistics in an attempt to scare their readers into being afraid of reliable low cost energy.

    Logic, And Proportion

  10. JohnJJJ says:

    Colonel Douglas MacGregor’s comments are collated here as a 3 hour podcast. It seems to go up online and then get taken down. So if you are interested in this fascinating talk on Ukraine war, have a listen now.

  11. Steve trickler says:

    Oops.

    The Person Most Likely to Kill You is Your Doctor
    29TH JULY 2022

    Watching the medical establishment lie, deceive and exhibit Olympian quality incompetence has been quite a shock for many during the last two years. Doctors have helped sustain the biggest medical fraud in history; smiling away as they jabbed and pocketed the cash.

    But no one should have been shocked.

    Members of the medical establishment, and their praetorian guard, the experts, always believe they know best. Anyone who questions the establishment must be ignored and, if they persist they must be crushed, suppressed, vilified and ostracised.

    However, it isn’t difficult to compile a litany of medical incompetence – incompetence so egregious that, along with cancer and circulatory disease, doctors have for decades been one of the three most important causes of death and injury.

    Many of the injuries and deaths among patients are caused by simple, straightforward ignorance rather than bad luck or unforeseen complications. The recent enthusiasm for giving millions of patients an untested experimental drug that didn’t work and wasn’t safe is just one more example of professional ineptitude.

    If terrorists killed a fraction of the number killed by doctors the world would be in a state of constant panic. The person most likely to kill you isn’t a burglar or an aggrieved relative – it’s your doctor.

    Doctors often claim that it is thanks to them that we are all living longer these days and that drug companies and doctors have improved our general health. But evidence shows that there really hasn’t been much change in life expectation for centuries. Way back in biblical times, ordinary folk were encouraged to expect a life-span of three score and ten.

    It was cleaner drinking water, and better sewage facilities (introduced in the 19th century) which resulted in a fall in infant mortality levels – and reducing infant mortality made a tremendous difference to overall life expectancy figures.

    In Australia, around half a million people are admitted to hospital every year because they have been made ill by doctors. One in six British hospital patients is in hospital because he or she has been made ill by doctors. Around half of all the ‘adverse events’ associated with doctors are clearly and readily preventable and are usually a result of ignorance or incompetence or a mixture of both. The rest would be preventable with a little care and thought.

    Drugs are wildly over-prescribed, both by hospital doctors and by general practitioners. And doctors and hospitals are often appallingly and inexcusably slow. Waiting lists are so long that most patients will now die before they are investigated, let alone treated.

    Doctors have always made mistakes but we have now reached the point where, on balance, many well-meaning doctors do more harm than good; killing more people than they are saving and causing more illness and discomfort than they are alleviating.

    Worryingly, the epidemic of iatrogenic disease which has scarred medical practice for decades has been steadily getting worse. Today most of us would, most of the time, be better off without a medical profession.

    Major disorders are not picked up in around four out of ten patients. When doctors compared post-mortem results with the patients’ medical records, they discovered that out of 87 patients only 17 patients were diagnosed completely correctly.

    A major study of patients who’d had heart attacks showed that staying at home may be safer than going into hospital. Whatever advantage patients might have had through going into hospital was more than matched by the multiple hazards of going into hospital.

    Before the industrial age, hospitals were built like cathedrals in order to lift the soul and ease the mind. Hospitals were decorated with works of art, flowers and perfumes. Modern hospitals, designed by experts, are built with no regard for the spirit, eye or soul. They are bare, more like prisons than temples, designed to concentrate the mind on pain, fear and death.

    In the old days nursing was a noble profession. Caring was the key word. The most powerful jobs in the profession were occupied by ward sisters and matrons — all of whom still had close, daily contact with patients.

    Today’s career structure means that ambitious nurses must move up the ladder to a point where they spend no time with patients.

    The number of highly paid managers in hospitals has risen every year for decades. There are more administrators in hospitals than there are beds, nurses or other practical staff.

    A few decades ago, patients were cared for in hospitals which were run by matrons and ward sisters — nurses who still knew how to turn a patient, make a bed and empty a bedpan.

    In many countries, doctors (both in general practice and in hospitals) are now working strictly limited hours. As a result, it is rare to see a doctor in a hospital at weekends. You are up to 26% more likely to die if you are admitted to hospital at the weekend than if you are admitted to hospital during the week.

    You are more likely to catch a serious, life-threatening infection in hospital than anywhere else. The great danger is, of course, that you may catch an antibiotic resistant infection. Hospitals are poor at hygiene.

    American researchers have concluded that in an average sort of year, surgeons working in American hospitals perform 7.5 million unnecessary surgical procedures, resulting in 37,136 unnecessary deaths and a cost running into hundreds of billions of dollars. One Congressional Committee in the US found that 17.6% of recommendations for surgery were not necessary.

    Back in 1988, I reported that coronary artery bypass surgery (the commonest procedure performed in cardiac surgery) had been in use for nearly thirty years without anyone trying to find out how patients’ everyday lives were affected by the operation. The experts just ‘knew’ it was a good thing.

    When a survey was eventually done, it was found that the operation had little positive effect on patients’ lives but did put a good many out of action for some time. And many died as a result of surgical complications. Moreover, patients who have symptoms of heart disease often don’t need surgery at all but stand a better chance of recovering if they are put on a regime which includes a vegan diet, gentle exercise and relaxation.

    Psychiatrists and psychologists are constantly eager to create fashionable new bandwagons It is now possible to be clinically afraid of over 500 different phobias including korrhaphiophobia (a fear of defeat), apeirophobia (a fear of infinity), chrometophobia (a fear of money) and hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliphobia (a fear of long words). It’s difficult to tell when the experts are being serious and when they’re having us on.

    Psychologists have been proved to be worse at making judgements (or offering advice) than hairdressers. Research has shown that psychiatrists are worse than useless.

    When doctors in Israel went on strike for a month, admissions to hospital dropped by eighty five per cent, with only the most urgent cases being admitted, but despite this the death rate in Israel dropped by fifty per cent — the largest drop since the previous doctors’ strike twenty years earlier — to its lowest ever recorded level. Much the same thing happens wherever doctors have gone on strike. The Great Reset doesn’t have a place for doctors or hospitals. Maybe we shouldn’t worry too much. Just give us open access to painkillers.

    An editorial published in the British Medical Journal stated that: ‘only one per cent of the articles in medical journals are scientifically sound’ and that ‘only about fifteen per cent of medical interventions are supported by solid scientific evidence’.

    Uncomfortable truths (such as those the truth-tellers have been screaming about for the last two years) have always attracted abuse, ridicule and persecution, and those who dare to speak out against the establishment have always been regarded as dangerous heretics.

    Original thinkers, daring to question the establishment, are still being demonised and cancelled by a modern culture which is just as constrained, as restrictive and as destructive as anything in history.

    There may not be much burning at the stake going on these days but original thinkers are destroyed by being described as ‘conspiracy theorists’ or, for absolutely no reason at all, and with no supporting evidence for the slur, they are labelled ‘discredited’.

    The licensing authorities remove the licenses of doctors who dare to question the officially approved line of thinking. Doctors who voice views which question drug industry research are told that they must be suffering from mental illness.

    When I was invited to speak to NHS staff about drug side effects, I was banned because the drug industry protested. I was replaced by a drug industry spokesman.

    Still, I mustn’t complain.

    Michael Servetus wrote a book suggesting (accurately) that a separate pulmonary circulation existed within the body. For sharing this truth with the world, Servetus was burnt alive in 1553.

    These days we just have to put up with censorship and lies and garbage on Google and Wikipedia.

  12. Steve trickler says:

    Check this out!

    ******

    Aviation Kit Builder:

    EAA Airventure 2022 Wednesday Night Airshow from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Featuring MiG 17, F-35 , P-51, Fireworks, Aeroshell aerobatic team in their T-6 Texan and more.

    EAA Airventure 2022 Wednesday Night Airshow from Oshkosh, Wisconsin

  13. Steve trickler says:

    Sh*t, I need garlic.

  14. Steve trickler says:

    Oops, I just copped a smack!

  15. Ragu says:

    Hey, comrades.

    What happened to the site?

  16. Ragu says:

    The Rageaholic – fighting inflation with inflation

    https://youtu.be/5sZ073WsH6g

  17. Steve trickler says:

    A bloke walking his dog.

    ************

    Cash:

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane at Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills 1

  18. mh says:

    Sky News host Cory Bernardi says “everything we are told” about the Russia-Ukraine conflict should be taken “with a huge dose of salt”.

    “I think the President of the Ukraine is not all that he’s portrayed as by the Western media,” Mr Bernardi said.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEPWgMXut_8

  19. Admin Admin says:

    Apologies.

    Some glitches in the system caused problems with connecting to this Catallaxy site, yesterday. Hopefully, all resolved and okay, now.

  20. mh says:

    Biden again tests positive for Covid

    Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time and is returning to isolation, his White House doctor says.

  21. mh says:

    This is a Dutch channel

    #972: mRNA-vaccins and the rise of the all-cause mortality rate. Een gesprek met Robert Malone, Theo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ngjpR2IObg

    ***

    The other expert with Malone is Theo Schetters.

  22. Steve trickler says:
  23. Steve trickler says:

    Del Bigtree:

    Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance President, Dr. Pierre Kory, discusses the dangers of Paxlovid.

    PAXLOVID PLAN BYPASSES DOCTORS

  24. mh says:

    Mark Steyn doing sterling work on GB News

    German government release figures on serious adverse reactions to Covid vaccine | Dr Clare Craig

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YISflrh9LVA

  25. kaysee kaysee says:

    500 Fired Health Care Workers Win Historic Multi-Million Dollar Settlement
    in COVID Mandate ‘Wake-up Call’

    Health care workers who were fired for not getting a COVID shot have won a major victory. The Liberty Counsel has announced a “historic” $10.3 million settlement in the nation’s first-of-its-kind classwide lawsuit.

    The settlement was filed Friday in the federal Northern District Court of Illinois. The settlement must be approved by the court.

    “This settlement should also serve as a strong warning to employers across the nation that they cannot refuse to accommodate those with sincere religious objections to forced vaccination mandates,” Mihet said.

  26. kaysee kaysee says:

    Is Pope Francis Catholic?

    Everyone knows that this phrase is a common rhetorical question, the answer of which is supposed to be, “of course!”

    Professing the faith is a requirement of being a member of the Church, a Catholic.

  27. kaysee kaysee says:

    “I think the President of the Ukraine is not all that he’s portrayed as by the Western media,” Mr Bernardi said.

    It is a pity that there are some who did not fall for the Covid or Global warming hoaxes, but they are waving Ukrainian flags because they have swallowed the romantic MSM story.

    This pic depicts a part of the real story.

  28. Ragu says:

    Biden again tests positive for Covid

    Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time and is returning to isolation, his White House doctor says.

    Lolz. Didn’t he have it only a couple of weeks ago? Chalk this one up to science; Feeding geriatrics molar amounts of dexies can harm the immune aystem.

  29. kaysee kaysee says:

    1/
    Weep for the babies who have become playthings at the hands of a depraved section of society.

    Father’s Milk

    2/
    Scientists say …

    They are welcome to consume it.

  30. mh says:

    Is Bernadi the first in the Australian MSM to cross the Rubicon?

  31. mh says:

    1/
    Weep for the babies who have become playthings at the hands of a depraved section of society.

    Father’s Milk

    I’m scared to open that link.

  32. kaysee kaysee says:

    Train stories

    1/
    Train from Russia

    In a first, Train carrying India bound cargo from Russia reaches Iran…….

    2/
    In Canada

    Just 43 train carriages over turned carrying fertilizer in Canada……

  33. kaysee kaysee says:

    Is Bernadi the first in the Australian MSM to cross the Rubicon?

    Are they ignorant of the facts or too scared to report them?

    Facts about President Hero Romeo Z

    Zelensky Net Worth is $596 Million (2022)
    Rich Lifestyle Ukraine President

  34. kaysee kaysee says:

    I’m scared to open that link.

    It is nausea-inducing.
    Not sure if it needed a Warning tag attached.

    The story is here

    Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Advising Hospitals To Use Term ‘Father’s Milk’

    And this is the inclusivity statement from the Academy.

  35. mh says:

    Good to see Bernardi’s excellent editorial getting plenty of views

    Zelensky ‘not all he’s portrayed as’ by Western media: Bernardi
    467,677 views 29 Jul 2022

  36. Steve trickler says:

    This should be fun.

    A-10 Demo Gator Narrates

  37. JohnJJJ says:

    Train from Russia

    In a first, Train carrying India bound cargo from Russia reaches Iran…….
    Seems the Great Game has been won. Meanwhile in Great Britain...

  38. Steve trickler says:

    Bald:

    🇷🇺Since we began exploring the former USSR we have discovered all kinds of wonderful examples of Soviet art and technology. However this time I went in search of the biggest prize of all…I just didn’t realise it would cause such a fuss as it did. Glory to the Soviet space engineers and cosmonauts! Glory to the Buran!

    This Video Caused An International Incident! 🇷🇺

  39. kaysee kaysee says:

    Meanwhile in Great Britain…

    The Tories have a choice between WEF and super WEF.

    Since most of Kemi’s votes will go to Truss, it will make her the PM. But, in the choice between sex v colour:

    UK ‘will be seen as racist’ if Tories reject Rishi Sunak

    Britain will be seen as “racist” if Rishi Sunak loses the Tory leadership election, a Conservative donor has said.

    Lord Ranger, the founder of Sun Mark, a supply and distribution firm, urged the party to ensure a “watershed moment” in politics by making Mr Sunak the first British Asian prime minister.

    Racist v sexist? Conservative donor or WEF donor?

  40. kaysee kaysee says:

    Meanwhile in Australia

    Dutton slogan

    One millimetre lower or stronger compared to Labor?
    That makes the Libs better and deserving of being in government?

    No mention of support for Conservative values.
    They still don’t realise why they lost the election.

  41. kaysee kaysee says:

    ˘◡˘

    Break time

    1/

    Tchaikovsky

    Waltz of the Flower (The Nutcracker)

  42. kaysee kaysee says:

    2/

    🐭

    Good Morning.
    We Want To Apply For A Marriage License…..

    “Names?”, said the clerk.
    “Tim and Jim Jones.”
    “Jones? Are you related? I see a resemblance.”
    “Yes, we’re brothers.”
    “Brothers? You can’t get married.”
    “Why not? Aren’t you giving marriage licenses to same gender couples?”
    “Yes, thousands. But we haven’t had any siblings. That’s incest!”
    “Incest?” No, we are not gay.”
    “Not gay? Then why do you want to get married?”
    “For the financial benefits, of course. And we do love each other. Besides, we don’t have any other prospects.”
    “But we’re issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples who claim they’d been denied equal protection under law. If you are not gay, you can get married to a woman.”
    “Wait a minute. A gay man has the same right to marry a woman as I have. But just because I’m straight doesn’t mean I want to marry a woman. I want to marry Jim.”
    “And I want to marry Tim, Are you going to discriminate against us just because we are not gay?”
    “All right, all right. I’ll give you your license.

    Next.”

    “Hi. We are here to get married.”
    “Names?”
    “John Smith, Jane James, Robert Green, and June Johnson.”
    “Who wants to marry whom?”
    “We all want to marry each other.”
    “But there are four of you!”
    “That’s right. You see, we’re all bisexual. I love Jane and Robert, Jane loves me and June, June loves Robert and Jane, and Robert loves June and me. All of us getting married together is the only way that we can express our sexual preferences in a marital relationship.”
    “But we’ve only been granting licenses to gay and lesbian couples.”
    “So you’re discriminating against bisexuals!”
    “No, it’s just that, well, the traditional idea of marriage is that it’s just for couples.”
    “Since when are you standing on tradition?”
    “Well, I mean, you have to draw the line somewhere.”
    “Who says? There’s no logical reason to limit marriage to couples. The more the better. Besides, we demand our rights! The mayor says the constitution guarantees equal protection under the law. Give us a marriage license!”
    “All right, all right.

    Next.”

    “Hello, I’d like a marriage license.”
    “In what names?”
    “David Anderson.”
    “And the other man?”
    “That’s all. I want to marry myself.”
    “Marry yourself? What do you mean?”
    “Well, my psychiatrist says I have a dual personality, so I want to marry the two together.
    Maybe I can file a joint income-tax return.”
    “That does it! I quit! You people are making a mockery of marriage!”

  43. mh says:

    Paywallian

    ‘Caucasian male’ statues face cull in premier row

    Hobart is poised to tear down the statue of a former premier, while flagging a broader purge, after a report found the city had too many monuments to “Caucasian males”.

  44. mh says:

    BREAKINGComm Games
    Covered in blood: Horror crash as cyclists smash into crowd

    A horror accident at the velodrome has seen a cycling athlete and his bike sent flying into the crowd injuring himself and spectators. The arena has been emptied and session abandoned.

    ***

    The only time I tuned in to see what was happening at the Comm Games they were showing women’s cricket. FMD

    However blood soaked cyclists injuring spectators sounds cool.
    More of that and I will give it another go.

  45. mh says:

    Schiff

    🔴 U.S. in Recession Amid Weak Labor Market – Ep 830

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzYZ726udZ8

  46. mh says:

    Legendary Star Trek actress dead
    Nichelle Nichols – the groundbreaking actress who played Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on the original series – has passed away, her son confirmed.

  47. Black Ball says:

    Fiona Patten is, as the judge in Mississippi Burning opined, a person of low morality. The Hun:

    ‘Publicly funded religious hospitals in Victoria would no longer be legally able to refuse abortions under proposed new laws that would “protect and extend fundamental human rights”.

    Reason Party leader Fiona Patten will this week introduce a health legislation amendment Bill into parliament in a bid to ensure that no denominational hospital actively refuses to give a woman an abortion or contraceptive treatment.

    Under the laws, hospitals that receive any taxpayer funding would be required to offer the services.’

    The proposed changes would also extend to providing end-of-life treatments for terminally ill patients who wish to die.

    The Royal Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in Melbourne’s CBD to perform abortions, while in the suburbs, the Northern, Austin and Monash offer the services.

    Ms Patten said while it was her hope for every Victorian public hospital to offer abortion, this legislation is targeted at denominational hospitals – otherwise known as religious-based public hospitals like those in Werribee and Heidelberg, which operate under the Mercy Health banner – that refuse to carry out the procedures entirely.

    Mercy Health’s website states: “As a Catholic provider of care we value the dignity of life from conception to death … For moral reasons, we do not provide some services: being women’s health and end of life care.”

    Ms Patten said: “The reliance of some institutions on the false construct of institutional conscientious objection has no rational, legal, or moral basis.”

    The Bill states a denominational hospital that provides gynaecological, obstetrics or neonatal services must provide contraception, the supply of contraceptives, and medical and surgical abortions.

    Ms Patten said this change would “protect and extend fundamental human rights currently being denied in public hospitals”.

    “It protects and insists upon the rights of patients in the public health system, for they should not have to depend on their postcode for access to the full panoply of public health services,” she said.

    “The health system is mistreating those who fund it. This legislation is about universal, secular rights. Religion is a blessing to many amid the mysteries and vagaries of existence, but imposed religious faith has no place in the public health system.

    “Publicly funded hospitals and other health institutions have no right to refuse these legally enshrined rights that a woman has control over her body and reproductive health and that some terminally ill people have access to assisted dying.”

    The Bill would also restrict organisations from directing employees to refuse to provide advice or services.

    However, medical staff employed at such facilities could still refuse treatments on the grounds of “conscientious objection”.

    It would also not impact the private system, where Ms Patten says people “have choice over service providers”.

    It comes a month after the United States Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision, declaring the constitutional right to abortion no longer exists for American women.

    A spokesman from Mercy Health, which runs Werribee Mercy and Heidelberg Mercy, said it had not yet seen Ms Patten’s private members Bill.

    “Consistent with the Catholic ethic of care, Mercy Health provides clear advice to patients on the services it provides,” he said.’

    And the attack on Christianity continues.

  48. Ragu says:

    A follow-on from that umbrella review of depression posted last week, the author gives a rebuttal to the usual sort of critics, and prescribing GPs in particular whom operate under the false theorum of a chemical imbalance being the driver of depression.

    The relationship of serotonin to depression is more nuanced

    Many of the expert critics have suggested that although they recognise that a simple serotonin deficiency does not explain people’s depression, “changes in the serotonin system may be contributing to their symptoms,” in a more nuanced, complicated, and still poorly understood way. In one sense this is probably true—that serotonin in some complex way is in involved in depression—and we agree with one critic who said, “it would be surprising if a such a widely distributed brain neuromodulatory system was completely uninvolved in the complex experiences that make up clinical depression.”

    Indeed, it is also probably true that noradrenaline, dopamine, inflammation, cortisol, glutamate, and substance P in various interlinking neural networks are all involved in some nuanced, complicated, and poorly understood way in depression—because of course the brain works with electricity and chemistry and so these will be involved in different mood states. It would be equally true to say that serotonin (and all these other substances) is involved in some complex, nuanced way in hunger, fear, joy, thinking, walking, talking, and sleep. It is essentially an untestable and unfalsifiable claim to say that a given chemical is involved in a complex, nuanced way in depression.

    However, it is a very different sort of claim to say that a specific neurotransmitter is altered in depression and provides a target for treatment. The non-specific argument that serotonin is involved in some complex, nuanced manner is not a sound basis for manipulating serotonin as a treatment for depression. This is similar to making a general claim that biology is involved in depression (as it surely is) to justify the use of any biological treatment. Biology is involved in diabetes but this does not justify any biological treatment (e.g. blood pressure medication). Instead, a specific biological problem (insufficient insulin production) is used to justify a specific remedy (exogenous insulin).

    https://www.madinamerica.com/2022/07/response-criticism-serotonin-paper/

  49. Black Ball says:

    Is there anything teh rona can’t do?

    ‘Businesses who enforce strict dress codes or tattoo bans are at risk of losing staff as clothing standards rapidly relax across Melbourne workplaces due to the pandemic.

    A recent study by activewear brand Lululemon found that 81 per cent of 20,000 workers said they perform better at their job when they are dressed comfortably.

    About 80 per cent of workers said they had more respect for companies that allow employees to wear casual clothing with 38 per cent of millennials admitting they would consider leaving their job if a professional dress code was enforced.

    Tattoos have also become more acceptable with the number of Australians inked up reaching a record high, according to McCrindle Research.

    The study found that 25 per cent of 1006 Australians were sporting a tattoo with the proportion of woman now exceeding men at 31 per cent compared to 19 per cent.

    Victoria Police have recently relaxed their rules on tattoos with ink allowed on arms and legs.

    RMIT University’s Associate Dean of Fashion Enterprise Dr Stephen Wigley said the pandemic had changed the meaning of professional attire for Melburnians after two years of lockdowns and working from home.

    “I think any business which compels its employees — especially those who are not directly customer-facing — to wear specific types of clothing without a good reason like safety, will probably find it more difficult to keep employees happy than those which are a little more liberal in their standards,” he said.

    “Most people perform best when they feel good, which doesn’t mean “wear whatever you like”, but neither does it mean “you must wear this”.

    “The best performing organisations will be those which set an expectation without being too prescriptive in terms of how it’s achieved and that would apply to dress code as much as it would to any activities that employees engage in.”

    Mr Wigley said T-shirts, knitwear and sneakers were more welcomed in offices now.

    “I think as we become a hopefully more culturally aware world and we embrace more of the diversity of society, what we are seeing is a gradual shift away from what previously was deemed ‘professional’ clothing,” he said.

    “So we’re seeing T-shirts and knitwear replace shirts as a default ‘smart’ look for men. “Women’s work clothing is moving slightly more away from a very gendered style of heels and close-fitting tailored clothing to clothing that is probably more physically comfortable.”

  50. Black Ball says:

    “RMIT University’s Associate Dean of Fashion Enterprise Dr Stephen Wigley”

    Associate Dean of Fashion Enterprise. Wowee

  51. mh says:

    “So we’re seeing T-shirts and knitwear replace shirts as a default ‘smart’ look for men.

    lol

    Put a fvcking shirt on you entitled millennial cock.

  52. Shy Ted says:

    Dr Stephen (from the above)
    Beta male with lady friends
    Approved fashion
    Seems the RACV is not just about helping you with car problems.

  53. Shy Ted says:

    In Murrica there’s a bourbon called Old Crow. They’ve chosen such a person to advertise it. Don’t click.
    It’s enough to drive me to drink

  54. Ragu says:

    Atari started it

    I wonder how Ron is going in the penitentiary

  55. Ragu says:

    “Most people perform best when they feel good, which doesn’t mean “wear whatever you like”, but neither does it mean “you must wear this”.

    “The best performing organisations will be those which set an expectation without being too prescriptive in terms of how it’s achieved and that would apply to dress code as much as it would to any activities that employees engage in.”

    Super ultra Hi-vis flame retardant dashiki for arc-air goughing in the repressive humidity of the tropics

  56. Barking Toad says:

    I hate it when a link is posted as “don’t click”. Because….click.

  57. Old bloke says:

    Black Ball says:
    August 1, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Fiona Patten is, as the judge in Mississippi Burning opined, a person of low morality. The Hun:

    ‘Publicly funded religious hospitals in Victoria would no longer be legally able to refuse abortions under proposed new laws that would “protect and extend fundamental human rights”.

    How will the Vic health system cope if the religious hospitals close their doors instead of complying with the the legislation.

  58. Arky says:

    Nano lipids in your balls and ovaries:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHxV5PObRgI

  59. Ragu says:

    Publicly funded religious hospitals in Victoria would no longer be legally able to refuse abortions under proposed new laws that would yada yada

    Then apply that standard of coercion across the board. Citizens receiving public money must work for the dole, cashless cards for insect diets, et cetera.

    We need to spring Ron from jail to plook some sense into Mzz Patten

  60. Entrepreneur says:

    So people are such slobs that dressing presentably is now a trigger to refuse to work. Is that a valid excuse to stay on Centrelink forever “oh I want a job but I don’t want to get dressed properly”.

  61. Bazinga says:

    Shy Ted,

    Some great examples of Afro-centric fashion there. Dare we say cultural appropriation?

  62. Ragu says:

    Africa is so in right now. The Rainbow continent, birthplace of LGBTIQ+ monkey fiddling.

  63. Bazinga says:

    Hah, that reminds me of Zoolander “Hansel is so hot right now”.

  64. Bazinga says:

    Aboriginality?

  65. Old bloke says:

    I was reading my RACWA magazine and I read that Misery Beach near Albany has been named “Australia’s Best Beach for 2022” by Tourism Australia. They really need to rename that beach, who in their right minds would want to spend a day at a place called Misery Beach.

    Misery Beach WA.

  66. John W says:

    Shy Ted says:
    August 1, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    This – The TGA has identified 13 reports where the cause of death was linked to vaccination from 910 reports received and reviewed
    does not equate with this – In 2022, there were 59,147 deaths that occurred by 30 April and were registered by 30 June, which is 8,513 (16.8%) more than the historical average.
    Simple. Doctors aren’t reporting. Need a more detailed breakdown of ages, causes etc.

    How can they not report?

  67. Steve trickler says:

    Doc Coleman:

    The Person Most Likely to Kill You is Your Doctor
    29TH JULY 2022

    Watching the medical establishment lie, deceive and exhibit Olympian quality incompetence has been quite a shock for many during the last two years. Doctors have helped sustain the biggest medical fraud in history; smiling away as they jabbed and pocketed the cash.

    But no one should have been shocked.

    Members of the medical establishment, and their praetorian guard, the experts, always believe they know best. Anyone who questions the establishment must be ignored and, if they persist they must be crushed, suppressed, vilified and ostracised.

    However, it isn’t difficult to compile a litany of medical incompetence – incompetence so egregious that, along with cancer and circulatory disease, doctors have for decades been one of the three most important causes of death and injury.

    Many of the injuries and deaths among patients are caused by simple, straightforward ignorance rather than bad luck or unforeseen complications. The recent enthusiasm for giving millions of patients an untested experimental drug that didn’t work and wasn’t safe is just one more example of professional ineptitude.

    If terrorists killed a fraction of the number killed by doctors the world would be in a state of constant panic. The person most likely to kill you isn’t a burglar or an aggrieved relative – it’s your doctor.

    Doctors often claim that it is thanks to them that we are all living longer these days and that drug companies and doctors have improved our general health. But evidence shows that there really hasn’t been much change in life expectation for centuries. Way back in biblical times, ordinary folk were encouraged to expect a life-span of three score and ten.

    It was cleaner drinking water, and better sewage facilities (introduced in the 19th century) which resulted in a fall in infant mortality levels – and reducing infant mortality made a tremendous difference to overall life expectancy figures.

    In Australia, around half a million people are admitted to hospital every year because they have been made ill by doctors. One in six British hospital patients is in hospital because he or she has been made ill by doctors. Around half of all the ‘adverse events’ associated with doctors are clearly and readily preventable and are usually a result of ignorance or incompetence or a mixture of both. The rest would be preventable with a little care and thought.

    Drugs are wildly over-prescribed, both by hospital doctors and by general practitioners. And doctors and hospitals are often appallingly and inexcusably slow. Waiting lists are so long that most patients will now die before they are investigated, let alone treated.

    Doctors have always made mistakes but we have now reached the point where, on balance, many well-meaning doctors do more harm than good; killing more people than they are saving and causing more illness and discomfort than they are alleviating.

    Worryingly, the epidemic of iatrogenic disease which has scarred medical practice for decades has been steadily getting worse. Today most of us would, most of the time, be better off without a medical profession.

    Major disorders are not picked up in around four out of ten patients. When doctors compared post-mortem results with the patients’ medical records, they discovered that out of 87 patients only 17 patients were diagnosed completely correctly.

    A major study of patients who’d had heart attacks showed that staying at home may be safer than going into hospital. Whatever advantage patients might have had through going into hospital was more than matched by the multiple hazards of going into hospital.

    Before the industrial age, hospitals were built like cathedrals in order to lift the soul and ease the mind. Hospitals were decorated with works of art, flowers and perfumes. Modern hospitals, designed by experts, are built with no regard for the spirit, eye or soul. They are bare, more like prisons than temples, designed to concentrate the mind on pain, fear and death.

    In the old days nursing was a noble profession. Caring was the key word. The most powerful jobs in the profession were occupied by ward sisters and matrons — all of whom still had close, daily contact with patients.

    Today’s career structure means that ambitious nurses must move up the ladder to a point where they spend no time with patients.

    The number of highly paid managers in hospitals has risen every year for decades. There are more administrators in hospitals than there are beds, nurses or other practical staff.

    A few decades ago, patients were cared for in hospitals which were run by matrons and ward sisters — nurses who still knew how to turn a patient, make a bed and empty a bedpan.

    In many countries, doctors (both in general practice and in hospitals) are now working strictly limited hours. As a result, it is rare to see a doctor in a hospital at weekends. You are up to 26% more likely to die if you are admitted to hospital at the weekend than if you are admitted to hospital during the week.

    You are more likely to catch a serious, life-threatening infection in hospital than anywhere else. The great danger is, of course, that you may catch an antibiotic resistant infection. Hospitals are poor at hygiene.

    American researchers have concluded that in an average sort of year, surgeons working in American hospitals perform 7.5 million unnecessary surgical procedures, resulting in 37,136 unnecessary deaths and a cost running into hundreds of billions of dollars. One Congressional Committee in the US found that 17.6% of recommendations for surgery were not necessary.

    Back in 1988, I reported that coronary artery bypass surgery (the commonest procedure performed in cardiac surgery) had been in use for nearly thirty years without anyone trying to find out how patients’ everyday lives were affected by the operation. The experts just ‘knew’ it was a good thing.

    When a survey was eventually done, it was found that the operation had little positive effect on patients’ lives but did put a good many out of action for some time. And many died as a result of surgical complications. Moreover, patients who have symptoms of heart disease often don’t need surgery at all but stand a better chance of recovering if they are put on a regime which includes a vegan diet, gentle exercise and relaxation.

    Psychiatrists and psychologists are constantly eager to create fashionable new bandwagons It is now possible to be clinically afraid of over 500 different phobias including korrhaphiophobia (a fear of defeat), apeirophobia (a fear of infinity), chrometophobia (a fear of money) and hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliphobia (a fear of long words). It’s difficult to tell when the experts are being serious and when they’re having us on.

    Psychologists have been proved to be worse at making judgements (or offering advice) than hairdressers. Research has shown that psychiatrists are worse than useless.

    When doctors in Israel went on strike for a month, admissions to hospital dropped by eighty five per cent, with only the most urgent cases being admitted, but despite this the death rate in Israel dropped by fifty per cent — the largest drop since the previous doctors’ strike twenty years earlier — to its lowest ever recorded level. Much the same thing happens wherever doctors have gone on strike. The Great Reset doesn’t have a place for doctors or hospitals. Maybe we shouldn’t worry too much. Just give us open access to painkillers.

    An editorial published in the British Medical Journal stated that: ‘only one per cent of the articles in medical journals are scientifically sound’ and that ‘only about fifteen per cent of medical interventions are supported by solid scientific evidence’.

    Uncomfortable truths (such as those the truth-tellers have been screaming about for the last two years) have always attracted abuse, ridicule and persecution, and those who dare to speak out against the establishment have always been regarded as dangerous heretics.

    Original thinkers, daring to question the establishment, are still being demonised and cancelled by a modern culture which is just as constrained, as restrictive and as destructive as anything in history.

    There may not be much burning at the stake going on these days but original thinkers are destroyed by being described as ‘conspiracy theorists’ or, for absolutely no reason at all, and with no supporting evidence for the slur, they are labelled ‘discredited’.

    The licensing authorities remove the licenses of doctors who dare to question the officially approved line of thinking. Doctors who voice views which question drug industry research are told that they must be suffering from mental illness.

    When I was invited to speak to NHS staff about drug side effects, I was banned because the drug industry protested. I was replaced by a drug industry spokesman.

    Still, I mustn’t complain.

    Michael Servetus wrote a book suggesting (accurately) that a separate pulmonary circulation existed within the body. For sharing this truth with the world, Servetus was burnt alive in 1553.

    These days we just have to put up with censorship and lies and garbage on Google and Wikipedia.

  68. Steve trickler says:

    Avi:

    The Shrine CEO is under fire after being caught out fabricating “threats against staff” for his plan to light up the war memorial in ‘pride colours’.

    Cop SPILLS THE BEANS on lying Shrine boss

  69. Steve trickler says:

    Who would offer themselves up for drug trial? Considering the last two years, you’d have to be bark raving mad.

    **********

    Doc Coleman:

    New, Scary Flu Jab Coming!

    Transcript at the link.

  70. mh says:

    The moment Matt Walls crashes over barrier and into crowd at Commonwealth games

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pohM7qdSnqE

  71. Steve trickler says:

    Brendan Kavanagh:

    13 year old pianist gets some spontaneous help with her grade exam piece from a professional pianist. The melody is ‘Down By The Salley Gardens’ a traditional Irish song.

    Girl Gets Unexpected Help With Her Piano Exam

  72. Arky says:

    I was wondering about this “the Ukraine war is run by globo homos” things, and decided to look into which country, Russia or Ukraine was more aligned with Moloch.
    Ongoing, but results so far:
    Religion by country:
    % of the population who are “highly religious”
    Ukraine 31%
    Russia 17%
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/12/05/how-do-european-countries-differ-in-religious-commitment/
    ..
    Abortion by country, per 100 000:
    Ukraine 247
    Russia 353
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/866423/abortion-rate-europe/
    ..
    Homosexuality legalised:
    Ukraine 1991
    Russia 1993
    ..
    Divorce rate, per 1000 people
    Ukraine 3.1
    Russia 4.7
    https://www.unifiedlawyers.com.au/blog/global-divorce-rates-statistics/
    ..
    Any other ideas for Moloch benchmarks I can research?

  73. mh says:

    Blast from the past:

    Sister Act Falls in Battle of Sexes

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) _ Venus and Serena Williams discovered they’re no match for the men on the ATP Tour _ at least not yet.

    In an impromptu Battle of the Sexes at the Australian Open on Tuesday, first Serena, then Venus challenged No. 203 Karsten Braasch to a set apiece, and he beat them both.

    Serena fell 6-1, Venus 6-2. They played as intensely as they could, while Braasch performed with gentlemanly restraint.

    “It was extremely hard,″ said the 16-year-old Serena. “I didn’t know it would be that hard. I hit shots that would have been winners on the WTA Tour, and he got to them easily.″…

    https://apnews.com/article/5dc73280424bc3fe43f41dfaeb943f43

  74. Arky says:

    We need to hurry up and f*** these Russians s*** up, get it over with and re-arm to pace the CCP in the Pacific.
    If we want this Western civilisation thing to last even one more generation, the arms factories need to go brrrrrrrrrrr, supply chains be f***ed.

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