By Jeff Childers
Good Monday morning C&C! We’re climbing back into the saddle at central HQ today. Our first post-vacation roundup includes: Fauci’s last day was as vile and revolting as you imagine it would be; a horrible study about investigations and covid disinformation; a horrible study about the “real” cause of vaccine injuries; and Canadians are literally dying to get past the pandemic.
🗞*WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 In case you missed it, last week lifelong bureaucrat, so-called “doctor,” and human barnacle Anthony Stephen Fauci enjoyed both his very last day on the job and his final mendacious press conference. Buh-bye! I won’t belabor his rotten presser, which was a smarmy victory lap surrounded by credulous media lapdogs, albeit with a couple standout exceptions who tried to ask real questions but were immediately squashed (e.g., KJP: “You’re being disrespectful to our guest, Dr. Fauci!”).
During his long, bloodstained career, Fauci soaked taxpayers for millions, all while overseeing an “allergy” unit that turned out to be up to its evil neck in shady, stomach-turning, law-skirting experiments revolting to normal people having even a scrap of conscience. He was our most-highly paid federal employee, more even than the president, largely on account of his special role as the nation’s alleged top pandemic expert.
Fauci originally intended to die in office. There’s only one reason Fauci is leaving: he doesn’t want to deal with the post-covid Republican Congress. Government employees cannot resist Congressional subpoenas, which is why you always see strained agency heads grudgingly giving non-answers on Capitol Hill. As a private citizen, Fauci has more options to resist having to testify before Congress under oath.
The bottom line is covid killed Fauci’s late-stage career. Like Bill Gates, the pandemic magically transformed Fauci into one of the most hated people in the entire world. Unlike Gates, Fauci couldn’t keep his beloved job.
It’s not accountability, not yet, but it’s one step closer.
🔬 Last week, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) excreted an obnoxious “analysis” titled “Understanding and Neutralising Covid-19 Misinformation and Disinformation.”
Just from the title, I already knew the “analysis” would be a stinker.
The nine authors, including a “PhD candidate” and a “senior lecturer in machine learning,” probably felt super clever putting some stuffing into a newly-coined term: the “infodemic.” Uh huh. Yeah, we get it, a pandemic of misinformation. Very clever.
To give you an idea of the authors’ collective points of view, the article non-ironically uses the term “science denialism,” and the authors identified the single largest source of covid-19 disinformation as: Donald Trump.
So. It was all gibberish, of course. But there was one interesting part: how the article began. Here’s the very first sentence, which framed the rest of the discussion:
Much rests on the public inquiry into the UK’s preparedness and response to the covid-19 pandemic, with organisations and individuals scrutinised about the advice they gave and the decisions they made.
The authors widened the usual misinforming suspects to include official government agencies as well as scientists, both now potential agents of disinformation:
The scientific community and government institutions are not immune to dangerous ideologies and influence operations.
That was the key. I got it. This article wasn’t just normal misinformation mumbo-jumbo. This was battlespace preparation. They are trying to cover their butts by labeling as disinformation ANY skeptical inquiries into how the government handled the pandemic.
The authors’ moronic “suggestions” for handling misinformation weren’t the point of the article, at all. The article tried to transform into “disinformation” any investigations by legitimate government agencies (like Florida’s Surgeon General) or legitimate scientists.
So get ready. They are field testing possible new narratives like, “asking questions in hindsight is disinformation.” But they aren’t going to slither out of it that easily.
🔬 Another remarkably horrible study published in the journal Biomedicine last week, titled “Covid 19 Vaccines and the Misinterpretation of Perceived Side Effects Clarity on the Safety of Vaccines.” It had only one author: Raymond D. Palmer. Remember that name, it will be important shortly.
The study claims, and I am not making this up, that vaccine injuries are actually caused by stress-inducing misinformation about the jabs. I know you think I’m exaggerating, so here it is, word-for-word, from the study’s third sentence:
Fear mongering and misinformation being peddled by people with no scientific training to terrorise people into staying unvaccinated is not just causing people to remain susceptible to viral outbreaks, but could also be causing more side effects seen in the vaccination process.
How, you ask, could misinformation cause blood clots and strokes? Don’t worry, Mr. Palmer has the answer:
[M]ental stress clearly causes vasoconstriction and arterial constriction of the blood vessels. Therefore, if subjects are panicked, concerned, stressed or scared of the vaccination, their arteries will constrict and become smaller in and around the time of receiving the vaccine. This biological mechanism (the constriction of veins, arteries and vessels under mental stress) is the most likely cause for where there has been blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, dizziness, fainting, blurred vision, loss of smell and taste that may have been experienced shortly after vaccine administration.
The extreme mental stress of the patient could most likely be attributed to the fear mongering and scare tactics used by various anti-vaccination groups… many apparent side effects seen shortly after a subject has received a vaccine could be the result of restricted or congested blood flow from blood vessel or arterial constriction caused by emotional distress or placebo based on fear around vaccines.
The whole “study” is pure speculation, a wild pro-vaxxer fantasy, with nothing behind it but a couple generalized studies showing that high stress and adrenaline levels contribute to cardiac disease. Palmer just assumed without evidence that vaccine “misinformation” stresses people out to the extent of causing cardiac injuries, then makes the even more fabulous leap to explain that vaccine injuries must be stress-induced.
With me so far? It gets SO much better. Now let’s look at who was the lone author of this “study” published in a peer-reviewed journal. Independent researcher and Substacker Rebekah Barnett did some great work ferreting him out. Here is Mr. Palmer’s own twitter bio:
Oh! A PhD candidate. Even more hilarious was Palmer’s Linked-In profile, wherein he describes himself as an “mRNA Alchemist,” whatever that is. But he must really love his mRNA:
When Rebekah discovered that Mr. Palmer lived in Western Australia, where she also lives, she called him up, and he chatted with her for a while. She described the conversation on her Substack, and by her description of their discussion, Palmer is a nut job. At one point, he even called himself crazy: “I’m a mad scientist!,” he said.
The more important question is how did this “PhD candidate” and anti-aging entrepreneur get published in peer-reviewed science journals? Starting in 2019, Palmer’s first contributions appear in the literature, and he has even published a couple articles in journal along with otherwise reputable scientists. Somehow.
These are critical, but difficult, questions. We’ve been told that questioning The Science™ is a sin, a sin called ‘science denialism.’ But, who is gatekeeping The Science™ to make sure termites like Palmer don’t burrow in? I’d like a word with that person.
🔥 As if covid weren’t already enough for Canadians to deal with, a fashion-brand called Simons is running a new commercial promoting assisted suicide, if you can believe that. The new ad features a now-deceased 37-year-old rambling about how beautiful her death was going to be.
A few days ago, Catholic mag The Pillar ran a story headlined “‘We Must Do Better’ – Canada’s Slippery Slope on Assisted Suicide.” The article claims that, according to government statistics on Canada’s MAID program (“medical assistance in dying”), ONE IN THIRTY deaths in Canada last year were people killed by doctors.
That seems like a lot.
The standards to qualify for MAID don’t seem to be super high. For example, here’s an uplifting story about a Canadian guy who was recently approved to be suicided for “back pain,” but he admits it was actually because he was broke and didn’t want to be homeless. After folks donated $60K, he fortunately changed his mind and didn’t go through with it.
This story pierced my heart. I am genuinely afraid of the “compassion” of the Left that has led to such wicked ideologies. A few weeks ago in Canada a man with back pain applied (and qualified!) for assisted suicide because he didn’t want to become homeless. This is his story…
Currently, Canada is considering adding ‘mental illness’ to the list of conditions qualifying Canadians for a visit from a death MAID.
The MAIDs will clean up your apartment, and then make sure it stays that way.
Now, I know everyone thinks there’s some kind of vast conspiracy to depopulate the non-elite world. But assisted suicide is health care. Don’t say it isn’t. That’s disinformation. How dare you.
Have a marvelous Monday! I’ll see you back here tomorrow for another delicious C&C roundup.
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