Saturday, February 1, 2020

Coronavirus: The Plot Thickens


Coronavirus: The Plot Thickens

From Reports:

Indian researchers have found HIV-derived inserts in the coronavirus genome that compound the infectious potential and greatly bolster the argument this virus was developed as a bioterror weapon. 

This 2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community lists China as a major potential “terror actor” (p.2) and genome editing (p.9) as a major terror risk. 

Before jumping to conclusions, let’s assume for argument’s sake that the paper published in India on the makeup and likely evolution of this virus passes peer review. What then? The international community will likely conclude the virus was bio-engineered and will condemn China with major implications for sanctions and global trade/travel. 

But consider: it is the agenda of USA to contain the rise of China. Cui bono? Is it far-fetched that having fingered China as a major terror actor and terror risk that US agents would have created this epidemic in the epicenter of Chinese virology experimentation? It is easier in this instance to identify the crime than the criminal. Western intel agencies are associated with false flags.


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Bird Flu Is Back - China Faces Yet Another Viral Plague

Bird Flu Is Back - China Faces Yet Another Viral Plague

It's been a tough few months for China...

First, they faced food shortages (and soaring food costs) as African Swine Fever swept across the nation cutting China's pork production in half and slaughtering hundreds of millions of their porcine pals.

Then, they faced total economic shutdown and social lockdown as the deadly Wuhan Coronavirus spread across the nation faster than a Buzzfeed 'which cat suits your social justice needs best' article, killing hundreds and leaving 10s of thousands sick.

And now, as if things weren't bad enough, according to the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the Information Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, bird flu is back!

As Reuters reports, the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak of H5N1 subtype of poultry occurred in Shuangqing District, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province... close to the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

The case reportedly occurred on a farm with 7,850 chickens, 4,500 of which have died of the bird flu.

Authorities have culled 17,828 poultry following the outbreak.

As a reminder, Avian influenza is deadly to most birds, and it's deadly to humans and to other mammals that catch the virus from birds. Since the first human case in 1997, H5N1 has killed nearly 60% of the people who have been infected.

But unlike human flu bugs, H5N1 bird flu does not spread easily from person to person. The very few cases of human-to-human transmission have been among people with exceptionally close contact, such as a mother who caught the virus while caring for her sick infant.

What next?

Tyler Durden Sat, 02/01/2020 - 13:30


Friday, January 31, 2020

Coronavirus Contains "HIV Insertions", Stoking Fears Over Artificially Created Bioweapon

Coronavirus Contains "HIV Insertions", Stoking Fears Over Artificially Created Bioweapon

Over the past few days, the mainstream press has vigorously pushed back against a theory about the origins of the coronavirus that has now infected as many as 70,000+ people in Wuhan alone (depending on whom you believe). The theory is that China obtained the coronavirus via a Canadian research program, and started molding it into a bioweapon at the Institute of Virology in Wuhan. Politifact pointed the finger at Zero Hedge, in particular, though the story was widely shared across independent-leaning media.

The theory is that the virus, which was developed by infectious disease experts to function as a bio-weapon, originated in the Wuhan-based lab of Dr. Peng Zhou, China's preeminent researcher of bat immune systems, specifically in how their immune systems adapt to the presence of viruses like coronavirus and other destructive viruses. Somehow, the virus escaped from the lab, and the Hunan fish market where the virus supposedly originated is merely a ruse.

Now, a respected epidemiologist who recently caught flack for claiming in a twitter threat that the virus appeared to be much more contagious than initially believed is pointing out irregularities in the virus's genome that suggests it might have been genetically engineered for the purposes of a weapon, and not just any weapon but the deadliest one of all.

In "Uncanny similarity of unique inserts in the 2019-nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and Gag", Indian researchers are baffled by segments of the virus's RNA that have no relation to other coronaviruses like SARS, and instead appear to be closer to HIV. The virus even responds to treatment by HIV medications.

For those pressed for time, here are the key findings from the paper, which first focuses on the unique nature of 2019-nCoV, and then observe four amino acid sequences in the Wuhan Coronavirus which are homologous to amino acid sequences in HIV1:

Our phylogentic tree of full-length coronaviruses suggests that 2019-nCoV is closely related to SARS CoV [Fig1].

In addition, other recent studies have linked the 2019-nCoV to SARS CoV. We therefore compared the spike glycoprotein sequences of the 2019-nCoV to that of the SARS CoV (NCBI Accession number: AY390556.1). On careful examination of the sequence alignment we found that the 2019- nCoV spike glycoprotein contains 4 insertions [Fig.2]. To further investigate if these inserts are present in any other corona virus, we performed a multiple sequence alignment of the spike glycoprotein amino acid sequences of all available coronaviruses (n=55) [refer Table S.File1] in NCBI refseq ( this includes one sequence of 2019-nCoV[Fig.S1]. We found that these 4 insertions [inserts 1, 2, 3 and 4] are unique to 2019-nCoV and are not present in other coronaviruses analyzed. Another group from China had documented three insertions comparing fewer spike glycoprotein sequences of coronaviruses . Another group from China had documented three insertions comparing fewer spike glycoprotein sequences of coronaviruses (Zhou et al., 2020).

We then translated the aligned genome and found that these inserts are present in all Wuhan 2019-nCoV viruses except the 2019-nCoV virus of Bat as a host [Fig.S4]. Intrigued by the 4 highly conserved inserts unique to 2019-nCoV we wanted to understand their origin. For this purpose, we used the 2019-nCoV local alignment with each insert as query against all virus genomes and considered hits with 100% sequence coverage. Surprisingly, each of the four inserts aligned with short segments of the Human immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) proteins. The amino acid positions of the inserts in 2019-nCoV and the corresponding residues in HIV-1 gp120 and HIV-1 Gag are shown in Table 1.

The first 3 inserts (insert 1,2 and 3) aligned to short segments of amino acid residues in HIV-1 gp120. The insert 4 aligned to HIV-1 Gag. The insert 1 (6 amino acid residues) and insert 2 (6 amino acid residues) in the spike glycoprotein of 2019-nCoV are 100% identical to the residues mapped to HIV-1 gp120. The insert 3 (12 amino acid residues) in 2019- nCoV maps to HIV-1 gp120 with gaps [see Table 1]. The insert 4 (8 amino acid residues) maps to HIV-1 Gag with gaps.

Why do the authors think the virus may be man-made? Because when looking at the above insertions which are not present in any of the closest coronavirus families, "it is quite unlikely for a virus to have acquired such unique insertions naturally in a short duration of time." Instead, they can be found in cell identification and membrane binding proteins located in the HIV genome.

Since the S protein of 2019-nCoV shares closest ancestry with SARS GZ02, the sequence coding for spike proteins of these two viruses were compared using MultiAlin software. We found four new insertions in the protein of 2019-nCoV- “GTNGTKR” (IS1), “HKNNKS” (IS2), “GDSSSG” (IS3) and “QTNSPRRA” (IS4) (Figure 2). To our surprise, these sequence insertions were not only absent in S protein of SARS but were also not observed in any other member of the Coronaviridae family (Supplementary figure). This is startling as it is quite unlikely for a virus to have acquired such unique insertions naturally in a short duration of time.

The insertions were observed to be present in all the genomic sequences of 2019-nCoV virus available from the recent clinical isolates. To know the source of these insertions in 2019-nCoV a local alignment was done with BLASTp using these insertions as query with all virus genome. Unexpectedly, all the insertions got aligned with Human immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1). Further analysis revealed that aligned sequences of HIV-1 with 2019-nCoV were derived from surface glycoprotein gp120 (amino acid sequence positions: 404-409, 462-467, 136-150) and from Gag protein (366-384 amino acid) (Table 1). Gag protein of HIV is involved in host membrane binding, packaging of the virus and for the formation of virus-like particles. Gp120 plays crucial role in recognizing the host cell by binding to the primary receptor CD4.This binding induces structural rearrangements in GP120, creating a high affinity binding site for a chemokine co-receptor like CXCR4 and/or CCR5.

A good recap of the findings was provided by Dr. Feigl-Ding, who started his explanatory thread by pointing out that the transmission rate outside China has surpassed the rate inside China.

A graph is worth a thousand letters. #coronavirus. Source: NYTimes

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 31, 2020

2) Whoa- the rate of increase ***outside of China*** is steeper than inside of China or Wuhan! Figure 1A. From: @TheLancet “Nowcasting and forecasting the potential domestic and international spread of 2019-nCoV”)

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 31, 2020

3) “An estimated 75815 individuals have been infected in Wuhan” —> this is substantially higher than current reports or ~10k reports by China 🇨🇳 media. (75k estimate from above Lancet article)

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 31, 2020

4) ...”On the present trajectory, 2019-nCoV could be about to become a global epidemic in the absence of mitigation...substantial, even draconian measures that limit population mobility should be seriously and immediately considered in affected areas...” 🤢

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 31, 2020

But the 'smoking gun' in this case are pieces of the virus's genetic code that Indian researchers, led by Prashant Pradhan at the Indian Institute of Technology, found may have been 'embedded' from HIV, which belongs to an entirely different family of viruses.

16. UPDATE ON 🦠 GENOME 🧬: a very intriguing new paper investigating the aforementioned mystery middle segment w/ “S” spike protein: likely origin from HIV. “Uncanny similarity of unique inserts in the 2019-nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and Gag” from

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 31, 2020

17. ...WHOA- the authors said the finding was “Unexpectedly” related to genes from HIV virus. Notably there were 4 gene insertions (see figure in above post #16). And so, which HIV gene proteins were found in the new #coronarvirus? Gag protein and Gp120- key HIV proteins...

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 31, 2020

18. Notably, in 🦠S 🧬, authors say for HIV🧬insertions: “Gag protein of HIV is involved in host membrane binding, packaging of the virus and for the formation of virus-like particles. Gp120 plays crucial role in recognizing the host cell by binding to the primary receptor CD4”

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 31, 2020

19. Again, these are new express published findings and not peer reviewed yet. Let’s not draw conclusions yet. But evidence suggest that 2 different HIV genes 🧬 are present in the #coronarvirus S gene region (that didn’t map to any other coronavirus, according to other studies).

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 31, 2020

20. Further the authors add that “This indicates that these insertions have been preferably acquired by the 2019-nCoV, providing it with additional survival and infectivity advantage. Delving deeper we found that these insertions were similar to HIV-1.” 🤔

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 31, 2020

21. Paper piles on: “these 🧬insertions are present at binding site of 2019-nCoV. Due to presence of gp120 motifs in 2019-nCoV spike glycoprotein at its binding domain, we propose that these motif insertions could have provided an enhanced affinity towards host cell receptors.”🤒

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 31, 2020

22. The authors dunked this final conclusion: “This uncanny similarity of novel inserts in the 2019- nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and Gag is unlikely to be fortuitous”. Wow, they sure just went straight there! 😱 What a bold paper... I don’t know what to say 🤷🏻‍♂️

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 31, 2020

The punchline:

9. BOTTOMLINE: 1) Seafood market not the source. 2) This RNA #coronavirus mutates really fast. 3) 🧬 has unusual middle segment never seen before in any coronavirus. 4) Not from recent mixing. 5) That mystery middle segment encodes protein responsible for entry into host cells.

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 28, 2020

To be sure, Dr. Feigl-Ding insists that he's not trying to promote any 'conspiracies' about the virus being a bioweapon developed by the Chinese, although it is difficult to find a proper name for what appears to be an artificial, weaponized virus.

10. TO BE CLEAR: I am absolutely not saying it’s bioengineering, nor am I supporting any conspiracy theories with no evidence. I’m simply saying scientists need to do more research + get more data. And finding the origin of the virus is an important research priority. Goodnight😴

— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 28, 2020

Another doctor chimed in with what he thought was a solid explanation for the virus's irregularities...

Dr. @ARanganathan72 might explain.

— Shankara (@fondoflinux) January 31, 2020

Sure. 2019-nCoV is a +ve strand RNA virus that enters human cell and first encodes its RNA-replicase to make -ve stranded RNA that serves a template to make +ve strand RNA that is then translated for daughter nCoV. Drugs Lopinavir and Remdesivir target its protease and replicase.

— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) January 31, 2020

...Until he realized something disturbing.

Oh my god. Indian scientists have just found HIV (AIDS) virus-like insertions in the 2019-nCov virus that are not found in any other coronavirus. They hint at the possibility that this Chinese virus was designed ["not fortuitous']. Scary if true.

— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) January 31, 2020

"Scary"... but relax, it's just another ridiculous "conspiracy."

Tyler Durden Fri, 01/31/2020 - 17:35


Thursday, January 30, 2020

The noble, tragic, terrifying example of a World War II conscientious objector 

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Who is pushing epidemics? What are their crimes?


Who is pushing the IDEA of an epidemic, and what is the payoff?

by Jon Rappoport

January 30, 2020

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With my coverage of the China epidemic (archive here), we are seeing many new readers showing up and paying attention. So I want to expose a few facts about the modern medical system—facts I’ve presented many times over the past 10 years.

I do this because of a little thing called REPUTATION. If the track record of major medical officials is really understood, people would view their unproven pronouncements with considerable skepticism. Pronouncements like: THE VIRUS IS SPREADING; THIS IS A MAJOR EPIDEMIC; WE’RE RUSHING A NEW VACCINE INTO PRODUCTION; EVERYONE MUST TAKE IT.

I also expose facts because MEDICALLY CAUSED DEATH is routinely swept under the carpet by the mainstream press. Actually, as a result of media silence, the subject of medical harm is where the subject of grossly poisoned food was in the 19th and early 20th centuries. At that time, giant food processors had created their own Wild West, where they could sell lethal poison (eat, fall down dead) hidden in products. The press helped expose these crimes and transfix the public, which led to partial reforms. Now, in the medical arena, the press is a partner in capital crimes.

Major medical officials have been sitting on a time bomb of information. The range of medical maiming and killing is astonishing.

Imagine a Congressional hearing held before media cameras, with reporters all over the US and Europe ready with shocking articles about one of the leading causes of death—

SENATOR: Sir, I have the medical death numbers in front of me. How can you keep this secret from the public?

FDA COMMISSIONER: It’s not a secret, sir. Many experts know about it.

SENATOR: I’m looking through the trillion-dollar federal budget. I’m looking for the money allocated to fix this horrible situation. Where are those funds?

FDA COMMISSIONER: Nowhere. Don’t blame us.

I know major media won’t investigate medically-caused death numbers, because I’ve published reports for years, and I’ve contacted news people with the facts; and nothing happens.

So we begin with a few citations.

July 26, 2000, Journal of the American Medical Association; author, Dr. Barbara Starfield, revered public health expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; “Is US health really the best in the world?”

Starfield reported that the US medical system kills 225,000 Americans a year. 106,000 as a result of FDA-approved medical drugs, and 119,000 as a result of mistreatment and errors in hospitals. Extrapolate the numbers to a decade: that’s 2.25 million deaths. You might want to read that last number again.

I interviewed Starfield in 2009. I asked her whether she was aware of any overall effort by the US government to eliminate this holocaust, and whether she had ever been contacted by any government agency to consult on such an effort. She answered a resounding NO to both questions.

Here is another citation: BMJ June 7, 2012 (BMJ 2012:344:e3989). Author, Jeanne Lenzer. Lenzer refers to a report by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices: “It [the Institute] calculated that in 2011 prescription drugs were associated with two to four million people in the US experiencing ‘serious, disabling, or fatal injuries, including 128,000 deaths.’”

The report called this “one of the most significant perils to humans resulting from human activity.”

The report was compiled by outside researchers who went into the FDA’s own database of “serious adverse [medical-drug] events.”

Therefore, to say the FDA isn’t aware of this finding would be absurd. The FDA knows. The FDA knows and it isn’t saying anything about it, because the FDA certifies, as safe and effective, all the medical drugs that are routinely maiming and killing Americans.

Here is another citation: The article is, “The Epidemic of Sickness and Death from Prescription Drugs.” The author is Donald Light, who teaches at Rowan University, and was the 2013 recipient of ASA’s [American Sociological Association’s] Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology. Light is a founding fellow of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, he was a fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard. He is a Lokey Visiting Professor at Stanford University.

Donald Light: “Epidemiologically, appropriately prescribed, prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death, tied with stroke at about 2,460 deaths each week in the United States. About 330,000 patients die each year from prescription drugs in the United States and Europe. They [the drugs] cause an epidemic of about 20 times more hospitalizations [6.6 million annually], as well as falls, road accidents, and [annually] about 80 million medically minor problems such as pains, discomforts, and dysfunctions that hobble productivity or the ability to care for others. Deaths and adverse effects from overmedication, errors, and self-medication would increase these figures.” (ASA publication, “Footnotes,” November 2014)

The statistics I’m quoting reveal a problem on the level of a tsunami sweeping across the whole of America and Europe.

Why won’t major media report these facts?

The obvious reason: their big-spending pharmaceutical advertisers would drop them like hot potatoes.

But there are other reasons.

Every medical bureaucrat or medical shill or medical expert who jumps aboard the media train, to assure the public that drugs and vaccines are remarkably safe, is sitting on the time bomb I have described above.

If this bomb were widely recognized, who would continue to believe these professional pundits? Who would accept anything they say? How could they possibly sustain their credibility?

“Well, the system I represent kills 2.25 million people per decade, and maims between 20 and 40 million more people per decade, but I want to assure you this vaccine presents no problems at all. It’s incredibly safe.”

Every single pronouncement, on any subject, issued via the medical cartel’s Ministry of Truth, would fall on disbelieving ears, and only increase general outrage.

Mainstream reporters and editors and publishers are well aware that telling the truth and continuing to pound on it would undermine a basic institution of society.

The media are there to give credibility to society and its structures. That’s why they’re called “major” instead of “minor.”

When hard rains fall, the media are there with an umbrella to hold over organized society’s head. To walk away in the middle of a downpour would leave the status quo unprotected.

“Defending the Crown” is another way to put it. The King may make mistakes, he may commit heinous offenses, but he is the King, and therefore his position must remain secure.

Young journalists learn this point quickly. If in their zeal, they cross the threshold and attempt to expose a central myth, fairy tale, legend, they’re put back in their place. They absorb the message. Journalism has limits. Certain truths are silent truths.

Over the years, I’ve talked to reporters who are solidly addicted to obfuscations. Like any addict, they have an army of excuses to rationalize their behavior.

The medical experts are worse. Their pretense of idealism knows no limits, and is matched only by their claim to bullet-proof knowledge.

When you peel the veneer away, they are enablers, persons of interest, co-conspirators.

There is nothing quite like a high-minded, socially-positioned, card-carrying member of the King’s circle of protectors. The arrogance is titanic. Because what is being hidden is so explosive.

It is the duty of the Crown to make his subjects feel safe and protected and even loved.

No wonder he needs such a large army of trained helpers in and around the press.

He has them.

But their monopoly is breaking down.

We’re in a new breakout level of truth. It’s called independent media.

So…on the subject of epidemics, when public health officials, and their government enablers, and the compliant press, and doctors tell us that a new virus is sweeping the world, a vaccine will stop it, and we must take that vaccine…why should anyone fall in line and accept their words?

Professional liars, professional criminals may pretend they are spouting science, but they are merely relying on the ignorance of the public.

The Matrix Revealed

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.


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Bombshell Documents | Rudy Giuliani: The Trial – Opening Statement


This is the Moab.

Rudy Giuliani is bypassing our corrupt institutions and he is taking his case to YouTube!

This is the beginning of the end for Joe Biden, the DNC and the equally corrupt Mainstream Media.

Since our Department of Justice is so corrupt, private lawyers, like Judicial Watch and Rudy Giuliani are the only ones serving Federal justice in the USA.

Giuliani’s first bombshell: Ukrainian oligarch, Mykola Zlochevsky, who is the sole owner of the Ukrainian energy conglomerate, Burisma Holdings bought Joe Biden’s protection for somewhere between $5 million and $8 million, to help him keep his company, which he still owns plus over $5 billion, which he previously stole from the Ukrainian state, over $3 billion of which came from US foreign aid.

Zlochevsky had fled Ukraine after the US’ 2014 Maidan coup. Biden made it safe for him to return and to prevent the Ukrainian state from seizing his ill-gotten assets.

Giuliani has prima facie evidence of both the bribery and of the complex money-laundering operation that enabled all of the above. Part of it involved hiring Hunter Biden, who did absolutely nothing to receive millions of dollars.

The poor prosecutor, investigating all of this, Viktor Shokin, who Biden had fired almost didn’t survive an assassination attempt by mercury poisoning.

There’s a lot more. It’s truly incredible. I’ve set the inpoint of this video to the second half and transcribed it below.

Over the course of the next few weeks, Giuliani will be laying out his case against Joe Biden, the State Department and several Democrat legislators, with video testimony from members of the Ukrainian government.

These Ukrainian witnesses have been denied entrance into the US by the corrupt State Department and their testimonies have been studiously ignored by the FBI.

The criminal mainstream media will either attempt to ignore this or to ridicule it – and this will spell their end.

This is part one of Giuliani’s Opening Statement, laying out the basics of the case.


This episode and some of the ones that follow, many of them will be about presenting to you evidence that’s been kept from you deliberately about a very dangerous and corrupt…group of schemes that went on in Ukraine in 2016, much of it motivated by the desire to defeat Donald Trump and to elect Hillary Clinton.

It involves corruption of all kinds and it is complicated by the fact is that there’s been a deliberate effort to keep this information from you and to lie about it. These witnesses that I am going to discuss and present to you, as if it were a trial have all wanted to come to the United States and were blocked by the American Embassy, by the State Department, by the FBI, to some extent and even when they hired a lawyer to present it to the Justice Department and even though the lawyer made it clear that this involved intrusions – proven intrusions – in the 2016 Election, that it involved activity by the then-Vice President Biden, that was involved in the collusion, as well as corruption – even though these things were mentioned, the Justice Department did nothing to follow up on it.

It seemed that all they were interested in were the false allegations of “collusion by Russians”. And so you’ve been deprived of this evidence and I’ve been attacked as you know seems like monumentally for being the…messenger; for having had the, I think good fortune to develop this information, because something has to be done about it.

So, let me tell you how it began and then let me get to the opening statement. This all began in November of 2018. I was brought the information. The idea that I went looking for dirt on Joe Biden or that President Trump wanted me to look for dirt on Joe Biden it’s totally false and a part of the conspiracy to cover up the rather vast crimes of Democrats in the Ukraine.

This information was brought to me. If you want to call it “dirt”, the “dirt” was handed to me – and it wasn’t dirt – it was Probable Cause that a crime was committed. It was given to me by reliable sources.

All that I’m going to explain to you came from that. I began investigating it in a November of 2018, as a defense lawyer for the President of United States, who is also a close personal friend and someone that I felt was being – and I know was being – framed for a crime that he didn’t commit, because of the perversity of his opponents and their hatred, which seems has no limiting factor.

So, let me begin, as if this were a trial. I did many as a prosecutor…it won’t be quite like the opening statement of a tribunal. We’ll get as close to it as possible, so I make this understandable to you. The purpose of an opening statement is to give you a roadmap, so that over the next couple of weeks, as we present the testimony of these witnesses, much of it on videotape, you’ll be able to understand it and have it kind of linked together.

That’s how you prove complex and serious crimes…The charges here are…simple, the fact-pattern, somewhat complicated – but easy, once you unravel it.

We have, at a minimum two bribes. I know you’re a little surprised, because you all know about the one bribe, which is the one where Joe Biden tells Poroshenko that he must fire the prosecutor or he won’t get his $1 billion …loan guarantee. You don’t know about the other bribe and that’s going to come out, both a bit in the opening statement and then, with some pretty shocking testimony, that we’re going to present to you.

So, this involves two bribes, involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and it involves collusion on the part of the White House, on the part of some officials of the Democratic National Committee and the Embassy in Kiev.

In digging up dirt – wonder where they got that expression – digging up dirt on Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., the Trump Campaign, Paul Manafort explained to one of the witnesses by a member of the DNC, right in the middle of the election, you’ll hear his testimony as: “We’re gonna destroy the Trump campaign. We’re gonna get him off the ballot by September of 2016!”

Now, remember, the position I was in at the time that I heard that, I was [Trump’s] defense lawyer, defending him against false claims of Russian collusion and we were five to six months before Joe Biden announced for President of the United States.

So I had no thought of [Biden] as a presidential candidate. I don’t want to be demeaning but he didn’t look to me like he was physically capable of running to the office of President the United States. He did but by the time he did, I already gathered all this evidence for the purpose of defending my client – and I am outraged at the attacks on me, not on a personal basis – I’m pretty tough guy and I’ve been threatened with death by people a lot more dangerous than these idiots – but the reality is, I’m outraged that the vast majority of the media doesn’t realize – seems to ignore – that the reason this is being done is to intimidate me and my role as a lawyer.

That’s what they’re doing. They’re trying to kill the messenger, because they can’t deal with the message of this extensive Democratic corruption. Were the shoe on the other foot and I was talking about Republican corruption, they’d probably make me Man of the Year. That’s a double standard we have to deal with.

But Ladies and Gentlemen, People of America, here’s the evidence that was kept from you: It’s easy. I mean, it begins with a confession, an admission or a confession, however you want to describe it. Many of you have probably seen it. Some of you haven’t.

Let me first give you the definition of the crime of bribery: “Corruptly offering something of value, in exchange for official action.” That’s the definition under the United States Code. It’s pretty much the universal definition, including in the country of Ukraine.

So, now I’ll listen to the…tape and I will tell you the words to particularly focus on, because it’s in that one sentence – just one little sentence – that the crime of bribery is committed.

This is a statement by Joe Biden – the date is January 23rd, 2018 and I’m just going to read you one sentence by Joe Biden: “If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.”

“If the prosecutor is not fired,” is the official action; “You’re not getting the money,” the something of value that put at stake the crime of bribery.

All you need to add now is “corruptly” – and I’ll show you very simply how we do that. But now, to make sure that I’m right, you listen to that portion of the video.

(Plays clip of Joe Biden at the CFR, bragging about getting Ukrainian Prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired after threatening to withhold US aid to Ukrainian President Poroshenko).

Well, as you see, I quoted it correctly and it’s a lot more complete than that. It is this is not just a bribe; this could also be considered an extortion, because this was done by threat. This wasn’t like a business deal… “I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor’s not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a ___, he got fired and they put in place someone who was solid.”

At the time, he sure was solid, because ultimately, the case on his son, the case on his son’s crooked boss, who stole $5 billion dollars – I said $5 billion – and his son’s corrupt company, Burisma just went away. He was able to come back to the Ukraine with his $5 billion intact, with his business intact, even though he was one of the better-known organized criminals in the Yanukovych government, leading a really good life, thanks to Joe Biden’s bribery of President Poroshenko…

You really just need this to convict him. He does it himself – and it’s worse – it’s worse, because in this, he never mentions that his son was under investigation by the very prosecutor who he wanted fired. That he leaves it out, in a way, by omission is a false exculpate or e-statement; meaning, it’s evidence of his guilt. It’s evidence that supplies that “corruptly” part of “corruptly offering something of value in exchange for official action”.

So, how do we go on beyond this, now? To prove it now, this is where it gets to [where] you call witnesses. So, we’ll call witnesses. And first witness that I’m going to call – and you’ll see his testimony live, all throughout the trial, we will play it – is the main witness; the man who was fired, Viktor Shokin.

Viktor Shokin was the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, which would make him equivalent to our Attorney General and really a little bit different. He clearly is the Chief Prosecutor, he handles all the the crimes in the Ukraine and Viktor Shokin was appointed to that job in 2015.

I have here various statements from him. I interviewed him by Skype on January 23rd, 2018. I emphasize the time, because that’s when the Mueller investigation was still going on and it is before Joe Biden was a Candidate for President of the United States and I never asked about Joe Biden, I was told about Joe Biden. I was shown that video clip that you saw and I was shocked.

I didn’t believe it, at first. Then, I listened to it again and I was with other people and I said, “This is about as clear a case of bribery as ever seen! And I can’t believe you got away with it…and then I said, “It’s gonna be really tough. They’re gonna do everything to protect this guy. He’s one of the, you know, ‘Anointed’, in the in the annals of the swamp media.

So, Viktor Shokin was appointed in 2015. The case against Burisma was already going on. What Viktor Shokin can describe and his other prosecutors is that Mykola Zlochevsky – these are, I know, difficult names but Mykola Zlochevsky owned a company called Burisma that was incorporated in Cyprus and he owned it at the same time that he was the Minister of the Ecology and other positions, under the President Yanukovych, who is the one that was very, very favorable to Russia.

We can take a short break and we’re gonna come right back and we’re gonna go right to the testimony of Shokin, or at least a brief description of it.

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So, we left off with Viktor Shokin and what he will contribute to the trial. Viktor Shokin will testify that he was investigating Burisma, attempting to get the money back that had been stolen by Mykola Zlochevsky, because when Zlochevsky was the Minister of the Ecology, he had granted mineral rights and oil rights to his own company, Burisma.

He made a huge amount of money while he was the Minister and he kept it all outside the country. He laundered it – a lot of it through BankPrivat.

So we don’t know exactly how much he stole but people think it’s as much as $5 billion dollars. All of a sudden, there was the revolution and Yanukovych was thrown out and his entire mafia went with him. That’s what they’re called “Yanukovych’s mafia”.

Mykola Zlochevsky was one of the more prominent members of it. They all ran away. They all had been laundering money out of the country, getting ready for this day for quite some time, so they were in good shape, financially.

Yanukovych went to Russia and Zlochevsky to Switzerland and I believe, a couple of other places – with his $5 billion dollars. But he was very afraid that the new government, which was going to be, supposedly a “reform” government was going to take his business away from him – and they already began actions against him in the UK to take his money away from him.

And he needed protection. He needed someone that could deal with Poroshenko – have more power than Poroshenko – and be able to, if necessary, push Poroshenko into dropping the case, of course, for a sizable bribe. He wasn’t going to ask Poroshenko to do it for nothing.

He hired Biden for protection of his company, if the day would come that the Ukrainian government tried to take his company away and his money away, it was going to be Biden’s job to protect him.

That’s the second bribe.

That’s a bribe to the Vice President of the United States. Biden agreed and his son went to work for the company for ridiculous amounts of money.

Remember, his son had no experience in oil and gas. His son had a very spotty if not unsuccessful record in business. His son had been involved in several questionable other attempts to sell Joe Biden’s office when he was Senator.

The whole situation with the bank that he worked for was a scandal, never investigated. He also had a company that virtually went bankrupt and he suffers from drug addiction, seriously. Many situations of in and out of rehab one very prominent one, when he failed his drug test and was thrown out of the United States Navy, just a short while before he was put on the board of this crooked company.

So, a very unlikely choice. There’d be no reason to hire hunter Biden other than to buy Joe Biden. No reason and there are witnesses who can testify to that, so you will hear that during our trial.

Two bribes. First one is Zlochevsky buys Joe Biden’s protection, in case Poroshenko wants to take his business away, in case the Ukrainian government wants to take his business away.

And he pays him off, in part by paying somewhere between five and eight million dollars to his son’s company, which had no business purpose of any kind, other than as a bribe to Joe Biden.

There also are indications of other money going to Biden. There’s a $900,000 wire transfer. A coincidence, that he got fired in February-March of 2016, because on the second day of February 2016, they arrested the Burisma company.

Remember, all these Biden PACs say that the case was dormant? Well, right on the record, there’s an arrest of Burisma on February 2nd of 2016 – hardly a dormant case. I’ve got the files here. These are the files. They’re lying. They’re lying and the press is just accepting it.

It’s really, really a very serious matter, the way our press is so corrupt.

So, there is clear proof that Burisma was under investigation. I believe it’s February 2nd, February 3rd, the prosecutor’s office, really under the direction of Kostyantyn Kulyk, who was who was Viktor Shokin’s subordinate, basically raid Burisma, close the business down.

The day has now come for Joe Biden to do his part, because now, the government is coming after the company.

Combine that with another fact, that happens in the middle of February. And that is that the prosecutor, Shokin and Kulyk receive a notice from Latvia. Now, I’m just gonna read it to you, because this pretty much definitively puts the lie to these Democrats, who say there was “no investigation”.

This is a document from the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Latvia and it is dated the 18th of February, 2016 and it says:

“According to publicly available information, Burisma Holding Limited and its Director, Hunter Biden are involved in corruption affair.

“The following transactions made to Burisma Holding Limited account in AS PrivatBank are known to the Latvian FIU,” their financial investigation unit. And what they describe is a transfer of $14.7 million dollars from Ukraine, Wirelogic Technology AS [registered in Belize], as a payment for loans.

It then goes to another company, Digitex Organization LLP [registered in the UK] and eventually it goes from Ukraine to Latvia, Latvia to Cyprus and there, it’s dispersed to people like Alan Apter, Aleksander Kwasnewski, members of the board of Bursima and two other people, Hunter Biden and his partner, Devon Archer.

The only difference is the amounts of money that are sent to Alan Apter and Alexander Kwasniewski are listed. The amount sent to Archer and Biden is not. From the records of their company, however you find that they received $3 million dollars.

This is an out-and-out money-laundering case.

So, in addition to bribery, this is what you would call a “smoking gun” for a prosecutor.

Right on paper, in more detail than I just described it. I mean, here’s – if you’d like to take a look, this is the document in English, just so you know it’s an authentic document. This is the document – or part of it – in Ukrainian, in which the money-laundering is demonstrated about four or five different ways.

There’s the chart of the money-laundering. This is all from the files of the prosecutor’s office. The prosecutor that “wasn’t investigating Burisma and Hunter Biden” – except right in the file, on February 16th of 2016, they were investigating into Biden.

Liars. They’re liars. They’re really, really serial liars.

Just at that time, coincidentally, just at that time, when Shokin was in the middle of this, there are three telephone calls between the Vice President of United States and the President of Ukraine, Poroshenko – like February 5th, February 8th, February 16th  – we’ll get the exact dates for you.

It doesn’t appear to be any other month where there are three phone calls between them – and it’s right in the middle of Burisma being raided and Hunter Biden’s name coming up as one of the principles in the money-laundering scheme.

So, it doesn’t take a lot to figure out what those conversations were about. Would be nice, if somebody had investigated this and gotten those conversations, wouldn’t it? Like the FBI or the Justice Department, since we have a prima facie case of bribery and got a prima facie case of money laundering – but I guess, if you’re a Democrat they don’t do things like that.

But there are three telephone conversations and Shokin says that during that period of time, the President of Ukraine was coming to him, Shokin will testify and telling him he better go easy on the company and he better go easy on hunt to Biden because Joe Biden is giving him a lot of pressure.

The telephone calls kind of corroborate that; three of them within a week, week and a half. And then, on Shokin’s end of it, we find out the other side of what Joe Biden admitted on tape: demanding that Shokin be fired and it’s not, “You’re not getting your loan guarantee.”

Poroshenko comes to him and says, “I’ve got to ask you to resign, because if you don’t, we’re gonna lose our loan guarantee and you know, we’re pretty much on the brink of bankruptcy,” basically because of all the stealing of the prior administration and we will later find out, all of the stealing Poroshenko was doing, himself.

So, Shokin has to leave. There’s no doubt that he’s telling the truth. The idea that he’s corrupt or whatever else he is, all he does is corroborate what Biden says on tape! He could be corrupt as heck. I mean, a lot of corrupt people make very powerful, who make very powerful witnesses.

I mean, most of the really bad criminals I convicted there was a usually a corrupt person who turned or you know testified against him. However, this idea that he was so corrupt is also created. We have documents here showing his entire record. If he was corrupt he really hid it. He’s never was arrested, never was charged with corruption; never in all of his years of law practice had a complaint against him. If he was corrupt, he sure wasn’t good at it because I’ve met him. He’s not a rich man. Some of these people really have incredible wealth – billions, from their stealing. That’s not Shokin.

But in any event, he’s a corroborating witness to Joe Biden’s confession. He says, “Yeah, Biden was telling the truth. He got Poroshenko to fire me – and he got Poroshenko to fire me because I was investigating his son, I was investigating his patron, Zlochevsky and I was investigating the Burisma company and I had finally it kind of hit pay dirt with the money-laundering that I showed you.”

This testimony is then then backed-up by documents that I have, here. I also have here something of great concern and that is in September of this year, Mr. Shokin, after his affidavit was revealed publicly, in which he lays all of this out under oath – not like this whistleblower not wanting to come forward – this guy’s under oath, ready to testify that happened.

All of a sudden one night, he got very sick. He went to the hospital. According to the medical report, he almost died twice. He was taken from Ukraine, because of fear that this was a poisoning and he went to the same hospital that has saved other people that were subjected to Ukrainian and Russian poisoning. And the doctor is world-famous. It’s Dr. Korpan.

And I remember this from a prior incident in Ukraine, because the name of the clinic is the Rudolf Clinic, so you kind of remember Rudolf is not that common a name.

But we will present to you, in the course of the trial and when we get to his testimony, will present to you all the medical records from Austria, not Ukraine and I’d like you to look at this. It’s just very simple and we’ll go into detail on it – but primary diagnosis, that I think that says “mercury poisoning” that’s a translation from the German. I translated it myself using a iPhone app.

It says “mercury poisoning”. It then goes on to describe how much mercury was in a system. It’s about five times more than then you can possibly tolerate. They used denominations, like two is the top and he was at nine.

Dr. Korpan says there’s no other way this could have happened but by a poisoning. You couldn’t do this accidentally. So, there was an attempt to kill Shokin, which gives you an idea of how serious what we’re dealing with is.

This is a very, very serious matter. There are other witnesses, that we will discuss in our next episode, then we’ll go through the testimony of Andrey Telishenko, who has a great deal to say, because he was both a prosecutor and then later, he was the Number 3 or 4 person in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, during the Election and he will testify at great length as to how the Ukrainian Embassy, the Ukrainian officials conspired with the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign and he was directly asked to dig up all the dirt that he could on Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr.

He was asked to see if he could find evidence of a connection of Donald Trump to Russian organized crime, Ukrainian organized crime and he was told very intimately about a false piece of evidence that was created. That’s established by his testimony and it’s established by this text from a woman working for the DNC named Chalupa. Louise Miranda – another smoking gun – that corroborates the fact that she was feeding information from Ukrainians to a reporter, an American reporter named Michael Isikoff.

Isn’t this exactly what they were investigating Trump for? Using foreign information in an American campaign?

She brags about how successful she is and then she says another big thing is coming up, that “I’ve got to talk to you about.”

That’s gonna be the phony black ledger. We’re gonna prove that it’s phony and that it was created not so much to prosecute Manafort but in the words of Chalupa and in the words of another character, here, [Serhiy] Leshenko, who actually did the dirty deed of leaking it.

It was intended to destroy the Trump campaign, with a plan to execute it in August and September; a plan that Chalupa claims was discussed with an American member of Congress, who we will name as we move along.

And then, we’ll have several other witnesses that will show the length and the breadth of the corruption. We will produce a legal opinion, because there’s doubt as to whether these constituted violations of Ukrainian law. Mister Leshenko had changed his testimony on that actually three times. One reason might be because Leshenko is not a lawyer. It’s kind of the unusual, that Joe Biden would recommend a non-lawyer to be Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

The other reason might be that he was protecting his patron, Poroshenko, because what you’re gonna find out is there’s testimony that Poroshenko may have received – that’s the President of the Ukraine, Biden’s pal – that’s the guy that Biden intimidated but Poroshenko wasn’t gonna let Zlochevsky come back to Ukraine, keeping his $5 billion and getting his company without, as they say in The Godfather, “Wetting his beak.” It is well-known that Poroshenko took something out of almost every transaction in Ukraine.

Here, there’s a dispute about exactly how much – it could range up as high as $100 million dollars – it sounds strange to you and me but that’s what was happening in the Yanukovych administration and, according to witnesses that we’ll call, things were much worse under Poroshenko.

And the corruption in Ukraine became much worse during the Obama administration because Americans started to participate in the corruption at a much higher level.

And one last thing that I find very, very disturbing and I think my client would find this very disturbing, this is an accounting chamber decision. This was an independent accounting group in Ukraine it’s dated December 19, 2017, kind of toward the end of the Obama administration and it finds that there are 440 projects of international technical assistance given by other countries to Ukraine, with a total cost of over $5.2 billion, in which there doesn’t appear to be either documentation any evidence of work done – any, any support to justify the money.

The vast majority of this money came from the United States and the police in Ukraine began an investigation, really to kind of answer what they thought was gonna be the Obama administration coming down really hard on them for wasting so much money.

Instead, we will hear testimony that representatives at our Embassy working for Ambassador, first I think it’s [Geoffrey] Pyatt and then [Marie] Yovanovich, they told them not to go forward with the investigation. You know, “We’re friends and this doesn’t really matter, and $5.2 billion – maybe $3.5, $4 billion being our own money – it doesn’t matter if they were wasting it.”

But you know why? The witnesses will tell you what the reason is. That the basic problem, here for at least $3 billion of that $5.2, is that when America was giving aid to Ukraine it was doing it through what are called non-governmental organizations [NGOs], not directly to Ukraine. A lot of that money never showed up in the Department of Ecology or the Prosecutor General’s office.

A lot of its kind of stuck with the NGO. There’s a common theme in all of these NGOs, by the way, as they will testify. They call them “Children of Soros”. One of the main ones is AntAC, which had its own investigation that was corruptly dismissed by Yovanovich but all of them are extremely Left-Wing. There’ll be testimony to that effect and documentary proof and this has still never been explained.

We’re talking about billions of dollars in American aid that’s unaccounted for, went to Soros as NGO, NGOs like  Soros’, extremely Left-Wing. Some of them, not even in Ukraine. There’s one here that involved Italy getting $4 million to straighten out corruption!

It was intended before the Prosecutor General’s Office and it was given to a NGO in Italy. And then you wonder why, when they fire Shokin, they can get people from Italy and England and Germany and it all say that he’s corrupt? They were all people from the NGOs that were being paid-off!

This is a vast crime. This is probably – obviously gonna be the biggest scandal, so far of this century. Let’s hope there’s none greater. It makes Teapot Dome look cheap, when we get finished with the amounts of money and there’s a lot more to it.

And in the next episode, we’ll finish the outline. You’ve got most of it and then we’ll get right to the testimony and you’ll get to see some of these witnesses on camera for yourself, to see that we have something called proof, which Democrats do not have against the President and never had.

We have something else on our side, that makes it easy to accept all the attacks on me, my reputation, my family and the threats. You know what we have on our side? Truth.

I’ve spend a lot of my career fighting corruption. I’ve done many, many difficult corruption cases and some of them, I’ve done when nobody thought the case could be proved or could ever be done, like the Commission of the Mafia, Wall Street, using the racketeering laws in ways that never been used before, sending two Nazis back to what they deserved, with one case being terribly controversial.

People ask me, “How can you take it all?” The criticism and all. Because when I go to bed at night, I know that I’m doing what I wanted to do, from the day I became a lawyer. I’m serving justice.

I know it sounds corny but this is corruption. This is corruption at a very, very high level. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Democrat or a Republican. It was an American Vice President that sold out his office and he sold out the integrity of the United States of America.

We are a joke in Ukraine. We go there and we say, “You should stop the corruption.” And every time Joe Biden went there, they laughed at him. “You’re telling us to stop the corruption and you’re pulling millions out of here?”

We have got to fix this. It’s a matter of National Security, it’s a matter of having a solid relationship and creating a solid situation in a country that’s enormously important to us. But if we’re gonna send them $100 million dollars in aid and only $20 million is gonna get to where it’s supposed to go, maybe you can see why the President was concerned.

And because the Democrats are the major beneficiaries of this corruption, maybe you can see why they’re doing this phony impeachment. Because boy, this is phony as you-know-what; based on hearsay and nonsense.

This is based on evidence and you’re gonna hear it all over the next couple weeks.

Thank you very much.

Alexandra Bruce

Contributed by Alexandra Bruce



Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The China “epidemic”: lying about viruses


by Jon Rappoport

January 29, 2020

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In my ongoing series of articles (archive here), I’ve already established at least a dozen reasons for rejecting the coronavirus story. In particular, demanding that we believe the coronavirus is responsible for an epidemic is absurd.

In this article, I’m going to cover another angle.

In contemporary history, the officials most guilty of spreading disinformation about epidemics work for major public health agencies—two, in particular. The World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For the moment, let’s focus on the CDC.

The Agency has quite a track record of lying about viruses. Therefore, trusting them to say anything about an epidemic caused by a virus now would be on the order of driving a car out on the road when you know it has no brakes.

Here is an astonishingly egregious example of what I mean. The CDC pushes the flu vaccine as if the continued existence of planet Earth depends on it. Their conventional idea is: the flu virus must be prevented from causing disease; our best protection is the flu vaccine; it prepares the body to defeat that virus when it comes along for real.

This highly debatable point of view presupposes, of course, that the flu is, in fact, caused by the flu virus. Well, sure. Obviously.

But suppose something is very wrong and twisted about that supposition?

Enter Peter Doshi, PhD. He asks: how many people diagnosed with the flu really have the flu?

Writing in the online BMJ (British Medical Journal), he reveals a monstrosity:

Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these samples show the presence of a flu virus.

This means: most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies.

So they don’t have the flu.

Therefore, even if you assume the flu vaccine is useful and safe, it couldn’t possibly prevent all those “flu cases” that aren’t flu cases.

The vaccine couldn’t possibly work.

The vaccine isn’t designed to prevent fake flu, unless pigs can fly.

Here’s the exact quote from Doshi’s BMJ review, “Influenza: marketing vaccines by marketing disease” (BMJ 2013; 346:f3037):

“…even the ideal influenza vaccine, matched perfectly to circulating strains of wild influenza and capable of stopping all influenza viruses, can only deal with a small part of the ‘flu’ problem because most ‘flu’ appears to have nothing to do with influenza. Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory specimens are tested across the US. Of those tested, on average 16% are found to be influenza positive.

“…It’s no wonder so many people feel that ‘flu shots’ don’t work: for most flus, they can’t.”

Because most diagnosed cases of the flu (84 percent) aren’t the flu.

So even if you’re a true believer in mainstream vaccine theory, you’re on the short end of the stick here. They’re conning your socks off.

When you boil it down, the CDC is lying about viruses. They’re saying the flu virus is THERE, in the bodies of people who are diagnosed with the flu, when for the overwhelming percentage of such people, the flu virus ISN’T there.

So why would you believe them now, when they talk about the Chinese coronavirus as the cause of a so-called epidemic?

In order to push vaccines, they’ll say and do anything.

Even a used car salesman, operating out of a lot that looks like a hurricane blew through it, sells you some kind of broken down car. At the CDC, they’re selling viruses that aren’t there at all.

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“The business of a New York journalist is to distort the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to villify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread, or for what is about the same — his salary. You know this, and I know it; and what foolery to be toasting an “Independent Press”!

We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping-jacks. They pull the string and we dance. Our time, our talents, our lives, our possibilities, are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”

John Swinton, 1880


Reddit Is a Window Into the American Nightmare


The Internet, among other things, is a compendium of human nature; an emergent portrait of everything that we are. Discussion forums in particular, most especially Reddit, are an endless encyclopedia encompassing all of humanity’s creativity, kindness, brutality, eccentricity, and boredom. Reddit can occasionally inspire, and the right corners of the site can teach you a lot, but it often demonstrates what kind of person you don’t want to be – or what kind of person you might have been, had different circumstances intervened.

Some of the people who feature in these latter Reddit realms – featured mostly in subreddits like Tales From RetailJUSTNOMIL, and various threads about buffets, debt, consumerism, and other ersatz Americana – merely exhibit poor tendencies compounded by poverty or force of habit. Some of the anecdotes are amusing: there is the miserly old woman who spends half a tank of gas driving around to find a payphone that only charges 25 cents. Some sit on the line between humor and desperation, like the poor renter and compulsive shopper who searches the house for unopened items to return every time rent comes due.

There are plenty of stories of antisocial entitlement: callous manager after callous manager, extreme couponers who hold up a grocery line for 20 minutes and verbally abuse the clerk when an expired coupon doesn’t scan. Or on the more extreme end, the visiting mother-in-law who surreptitiously throws out 200 pounds of hunted elk meat – a year’s supply for the family – because her recently adopted veganism doesn’t allow her to stay in a house with meat.

And then there are cases that involve senility, mental illness, or evil. There are, for example, the parents who take their kids to the buffet and force them to eat until they vomit, and then force them to eat some more, in order to “get their money’s worth.” Or the grandmother who kills her granddaughter because she thinks her parents are lying about a food allergy.

And, of course, there are countless eccentrics: some amusing, some dangerous, and some, lonely and sad, just staying alive. These are just a smattering of the people you’ll read about out there, and the broader conditions in which their miseries play out. They pop up unexpectedly in threads that should be lighthearted, and of course they are often the main characters. 

One can laugh at all this, dismiss the most extreme and offensive stories as the Internet era’s tall tales. Many probably are. There is no way to verify them, and many are eventually deleted or redacted. It is impossible to link to every story or vet it; hundreds of similar stories are out there on the web right now. The examples above are a small handful of what I came across in a few hours of disquieting reading. It is emotionally difficult, but otherwise very easy, to find reams of similar content on your own.

To be sure, some of these postings are simply one-offs, particularly those centering around toxic family relationships. But many, especially involving things like debt and finances, hoarding, eating disorders, and similar social dysfunctions, may point at something bigger. What you are doing is driving down the information superhighway into the places where today’s other half lives. You used to have to walk to the poor side of town or buy a copy of a tawdry magazine. Now you can call up American misery on demand.

Much of what you’ll find evinces an unsettling, macabre mix of seemingly malformed consciences, mental illness, social alienation, and quasi-addictions. It’s a window into the underbelly of the American psyche, where a kind of antisocial, atomizing, soul-distorting individualism is so deeply embedded that it sometimes feels like the foundation on which everything is built.

For example, the relationship between buffets and eating disorders, or big-box stores and hoarding, cannot be neatly explained, but the line can probably be neatly plotted. Such things are probabilistic, not deterministic. Doctors cannot take any given woman and determine whether exposure to airbrushed, pencil-thin models will cause her to develop anorexia. But we know that in a society suffused with such airbrushed models, some number of women in the aggregate will indeed develop anorexia. A population suffused with endless cheap stuff, endless overly processed food, and a dearth of economic security and healthcare – including mental healthcare – will likewise probably develop quite an array of social maladies. 

When we call things like alcoholism, eating disorders, and hoarding “diseases,” we mean that they are matters of physiology, not of free-will choice. We do not mean that, like genetically-induced cancers, they arise in a vacuum (though in some cases, they can.) They are in some sense social diseases. Most obviously, despair can trigger addiction to alcohol or drugs. There is evidence that the sizing of clothing, and the pressures exerted by the fashion industry, can trigger eating disorders. It is hard to believe that the availability of endless calories and endless stuff does not in some people trigger obesity and hoarding as our lizard brains, finely tuned by evolution for scarcity, clash with the surfeits of modernity.

This is not to excuse behavior that does in fact follow from poor choices or habits. Illness aside, to be influenced is not to be programmed, and it would be wrong to surrender what agency we do have to the idea that, because human responses can be plotted like those of lab rats, that humans therefore harbor no greater willpower.

Yet we increasingly understand that many people are latently ill – latent alcoholics, anorexics, hoarders, compulsive gamblers. A society that goes out of its way to trigger these tendencies is not kind or just. A society that pretends they are merely bad choices, and that whatever follows from them is deserved, is positively cruel. A sole focus on personal responsibility demands herculean effort against long odds, and is indeed a kind of complacent bravado. Any of us might bear the seeds of an illness waiting to be triggered or inflamed; any of us have the capacity to do evil. In Christian terms, we pray that we do not undergo the test. In policy terms, we do not run the test. Yet contemporary American culture is a great big testing ground, testing the bounds of greed and willpower and the ability of individuals and families not to crack under soul-crushing stress and deleterious incentives, many of which we euphemize as “economic growth.” 

A lot of what you read in these subreddits isn’t very different from the vignettes in Chris Arnade’s “Dignity.” It is rather eye-opening for someone like me, who grew up securely in the New Jersey exurbs and who now owns a home in Northern Virginia, to read about the sorts of things that go on in the lives of people with a little less money or security. For every character who inspires you not to be like him, there is more than one who fosters empathy. If everyone deserves the exact situation he is in, then there is no need for social policy at all. This, of course, is the low-grade magic trick that constitutes much of American socio-political thinking.

In the end, the overarching question of how to divide the blame between individuals and the system might be besides the point. The Right will argue that too much social policy amounts to rewarding and incentivizing problematic behavior. The Left will counter that food, housing, healthcare, and a modicum of stability and security should not be rewards for people who manage to prove their virtue while drowning. Both perspectives are in some measure correct, but as the social ills pile up, understanding their metaphysics seems less and less urgent.

News and political chatter in the last few years have begun to notice things like the uptick in deaths of despair and the geographically uneven nature of the post-2008 recovery. But nothing captures the diverse, granular texture of American misery, the sheer wreckage of human life, like a sampling of Reddit. It’s an exhausting exercise that should really inspire anger at the degeneration of the American way of life. But most of all, perhaps, it should inspire a deep and terrified humility. A Reddit thread, but for the grace of God, go us all.


This article has been republished with permission from The American Conservative.

[Image Credit: Pixabay]


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The FBI Has Been Lying About Seth Rich


A persistent American lawyer has uncovered the undeniable fact that the FBI has been continuously lying, including giving false testimony in court, in response to Freedom of Information requests for its records on Seth Rich. The FBI has previously given affidavits that it has no records regarding Seth Rich.

A Freedom of Information request to the FBI which did not mention Seth Rich, but asked for all email correspondence between FBI Head of Counterterrorism Peter Strzok, who headed the investigation into the DNC leaks and Wikileaks, and FBI attorney Lisa Page, has revealed two pages of emails which do not merely mention Seth Rich but have “Seth Rich” as their heading. The emails were provided in, to say the least, heavily redacted form.

Before I analyse these particular emails, I should make plain that they are not the major point. The major point is that the FBI claimed it had no records mentioning Seth Rich, and these have come to light in response to a different FOIA request that was not about him. What other falsely denied documents does the FBI hold about Rich, that were not fortuitously picked up by a search for correspondence between two named individuals?

To look at the documents themselves, they have to be read from the bottom up, and they consist of a series of emails between members of the Washington Field Office of the FBI (WF in the telegrams) into which Strzok was copied in, and which he ultimately forwarded on to the lawyer Lisa Page.

The opening email, at the bottom, dated 8 October 2016 at 10.32am, four months after the murder of Seth Rich, is from the media handling department of the Washington Field Office. It references Wikileaks’ offer of a reward for information on the murder of Seth Rich, and that Assange seemed to imply Rich was the source of the DNC leaks. The media handlers are asking the operations side of the FBI field office for any information on the case. The unredacted part of the reply fits with the official narrative. The redacted individual officer is “not aware of any specific involvement” by the FBI in the Seth Rich case. But his next sentence is completely redacted. Why?

Even more strange is the deletion after “Adding…..”. I first thought this might mean a new copy addressee is being brought in, but the third email that arrives shortly thereafter states “Adding….. for real”. This would not fit a name. If the phrase is akin to “adding fuel to the fire” then the reply could be “adding fuel for real” – but why would that have to be redacted? It makes no sense.

We now apparently have three people. The third email from bottom is a reply to the second, and is by somebody with a longer name than the first. And it drops the intriguing comment “stupid Samsung”. So something in the deletions has referenced technology – very likely, a mobile phone or laptop, in reference to Seth Rich.

If he was saying “my television has stopped working. Stupid Samsung” why would that be redacted?

(UPDATE: the first comments below gives a good possibility on the Samsung reference).

The fourth email, at 1pm on Wednesday August 10, 2016, is much the most interesting. It is ostensibly also from the Washington Field Office, but it is from somebody using a different classified email system with a very different time and date format than the others. It is apparently from somebody more senior, as the reply to it is “will do”. And every single word of this instruction has been blanked. The final email, saying that “I squashed this with …..”, is from a new person again, with the shortest name. That phrase may only have meant I denied this to a journalist, or it may have been reporting an operational command given.

As the final act in this drama, Strzok then sent the whole thread on to the lawyer, which is why we now have it. Why?

It is perfectly possible to fill in the blanks with a conversation that completely fits the official narrative. The deletions could say this was a waste of time and the FBI was not looking at the Rich case. But in that case, the FBI would have been delighted to publish it unredacted. (The small numbers in the right hand margins supposedly detail the exception to the FOIA under which deletion was made. In almost every case they are one or other category of invasion of privacy).

And if it just all said “Assange is talking nonsense. Seth Rich is nothing to do with the FBI” then why would that have to be sent on by Strzok to the FBI lawyer?

It is of course fortunate that Strzok did forward this one email thread on to the lawyer, because that is the only reason we have seen it, as a result of an FOI(A) request for the correspondence between those two.

Finally, and perhaps this is the most important point, the FBI was at this time supposed to be in the early stages of an investigation into how the DNC emails were leaked to Wikileaks. The FBI here believed Wikileaks to be indicating the material had been leaked by Seth Rich who had then been murdered. Surely in any legitimate investigation, the investigators would have been absolutely compelled to check out the truth of this possibility, rather than treat it as a media issue?

We are asked to believe that not one of these emails says “well if the publisher of the emails says Seth Rich was the source, we had better check that out, especially as he was murdered with no sign of a suspect”. If the FBI really did not look at that, why on earth not? If the FBI genuinely, as they claim, did not even look at the murder of Seth Rich, that would surely be the most damning fact of all and reveal their “investigation” was entirely agenda driven from the start.

In June 2016 a vast cache of the DNC emails were leaked to Wikileaks. On 10 July 2016 an employee from the location of the leak was murdered without obvious motive, in an alleged street robbery in which nothing at all was stolen. Not to investigate the possibility of a link between the two incidents would be grossly negligent. It is worth adding that, contrary to a propaganda barrage, Bloomingdale where Rich was murdered is a very pleasant area of Washington DC and by no means a murder hotspot. It is also worth noting that not only is there no suspect in Seth Rich’s murder, there has never been any semblance of a serious effort to find the killer. Washington police appear perfectly happy simply to write this case off.

I anticipate two responses to this article in terms of irrelevant and illogical whataboutery:

Firstly, it is very often the case that family members are extremely resistant to the notion that the murder of a relative may have wider political implications. This is perfectly natural. The appalling grief of losing a loved one to murder is extraordinary; to reject the cognitive dissonance of having your political worldview shattered at the same time is very natural. In the case of David Kelly, of Seth Rich, and of Wille Macrae, we see families reacting with emotional hostility to the notion that the death raises wider questions. Occasionally the motive may be still more mixed, with the prior relationship between the family and the deceased subject to other strains (I am not referencing the Rich case here).

You do occasionally get particularly stout hearted family who take the opposite tack and are prepared to take on the authorities in the search for justice, of which Commander Robert Green, son of Hilda Murrell, is a worthy example.

(As an interesting aside, I just checked his name in the Wikipedia article on Hilda, which I discovered describes Tam Dalyell “hounding” Margaret Thatcher over the Belgrano and the fact that ship was steaming away from the Falklands when destroyed with massive loss of life as a “second conspiracy theory”, the first of course being the murder of Hilda Murrell. Wikipedia really has become a cesspool.)

We have powerful cultural taboos that reinforce the notion that if the family do not want the question of the death of their loved one disturbed, nobody else should bring it up. Seth Rich’s parents, David Kelly’s wife, Willie Macrae’s brother have all been deployed by the media and the powers behind them to this effect, among many other examples. This is an emotionally powerful but logically weak method of restricting enquiry.

Secondly, I do not know and I deliberately have not inquired what are the views on other subjects of either Mr Ty Clevenger, who brought his evidence and blog to my attention, or Judicial Watch, who made the FOIA request that revealed these documents. I am interested in the evidence presented both that the FBI lied, and in the documents themselves. Those who obtained the documents may, for all I know, be dedicated otter baiters or believe in stealing ice cream from children. I am referencing the evidence they have obtained in this particular case, not endorsing – or condemning – anything else in their lives or work. I really have had enough of illogical detraction by association as a way of avoiding logical argument by an absurd extension of ad hominem argument to third parties.


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