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June 23rd; Thursday. Musician Louis Cole of Knower here performing a piece (with a room-sized horn section) that seems to be based on the sound of traffic: My Buick. Notice the 3 girls on the terrace not really dancing.

June 22nd; Wednesday. Putting darker news to one side for a moment:
1) Men from Pakistan's hill districts taste cheesecake for the first time. They're wonderfully gracious about this fabulous new food, wishing good things on its obviously talented creator /
2) How did ancient Egyptian sound? /
3) More cartoon linguistics: family words (at around 12 seconds, a bit oddly phrased - I suppose he means "sister of sister" versus "sister of brother") /
4) Clocks & time words in other languages /
5) Fascinating - interpreters during the conquest of Mexico - did that politically adroit woman interpreter speak subtly different versions in each language? /
6) 'Teen Spirit' in Latin /
7) 'House of the Rising Sun' in Old French /
8) 'Seven Nation Army' in Attic Greek /
9) Did the Roman Empire come close to having a steam-powered industrial revolution? Part 1 /
10) Roman steam-powered industry Part 2.
June 21st; Tuesday. Intriguing story about the Bank of England's curious tardiness at repatriating some Austrian National Bank gold from its vaults. Seven years seems a bit slow for a distance of seven or eight hundred miles. Is that two miles a week?

June 20th; Monday. It seems the Ukrainian leader had a plan to destroy the country's 46 US-funded biowarfare labs before the Russians could capture them.
June 19th; Sunday. Quick round-up of developing news from the ongoing covid-19 QR-coup attempt - most of these from the Epoch Times.
(i) The latest euphemism for mRNA-vaccine injuries: "Sudden Adult Death Sydrome" - hard to think of a better way to say "We're totally making this up" /
(ii) Pfizer vaccine triples myocarditis incidence /
(iii) Mass vaccination spikes all-cause mortality /
(iv) 'Vaccination' increases risk of covid-19 infection /
(v) Higher covid-19 infection rates among vaccinated children: US government data /
(vi) mRNA vaccines reactivating dormant viruses /
(vii) A warning that a revived version of bird flu might be the next attempt to create pandemic panic /
(viii) How the evidence-based medicine movement helped to create this disaster - having doubted the movement for over a decade, I tried to explain the basic problem to a British magazine editor in mid-2020, but without success /
(ix) The Amish don't get autism, but they don't vaccinate either /
(x) A 20,000% rise (that's roughly 200 times as many cases) in heart disease for people under 40 after mRNA-vaccination drive.

June 18th; Saturday. An appreciative review of an 1879/1898 popular astronomy book by Agnes Giberne. On the same wonderful website, two 8th-century texts from each end of the Old World show how to memorise and calculate using only the hands.
June 17th; Friday. More interesting stuff on China's war in the mind.

June 16th; Thursday. Cordial drinks with Irish Michael & Tom the translator. Michael reminds us of the late Norman Stone's praise for Dominic Cummings' academic brightness. British government changes definition of a covid case, again, to make the figures look worse.
June 15th; Wednesday. Was there a deliberate cull of the elderly?

June 14th; Tuesday. A claim that current supply-chain disruptions, food shortages, inflation are all to slide in the globalist/Davos 'Great Reset'.
June 13th; Monday. Finished Terri's copy of 'Aristotle/Horace/Longinus - Classical Literary Criticism', a slim Penguin Classic bringing together three essays about poetry and drama, one from each of the three ancient writers. I keep hearing that, even though he still counts in a few other subjects he helped transform (ethics, logic, biology), Aristotle's theory of drama is taken remarkably seriously in Hollywood, even today, and gets taught on screenwriting courses. However T. S. Dorsch, in the introduction, says the importance of his famous laws (unity of action, place, time; the 6 rules of tragedy) was exaggerated by later readers of Aristotle.
I was interested to discover a trick I often use - switching tense or person or number in mid-story - is labelled by Longinus as 'polyptoton'. I felt like the Moliere character surprised to find he's been speaking prose all his life. Hints of Horace's wit and off-the-cuff style comes through in his text, but overall the book reminded me just how thankless translation really is. Reading the English, only mild differences between the three writers' voices really shine through. I got a faint sense that the understanding of literature slightly improved over time across the three men, but little else. Probably my fault.
However Longinus, Horace, and Aristotle do share one thought which seems alien in our era. They all use as a basic theme that some topics & styles are proper, dignified, elevated. This sense of dignity, grandeur, higher taste underpins their sense of literary merit. This is even if they see big roles for humour, variations of tone, mixing and matching everyday "low" language with "high" language to best overall effect. Even the satirist Horace, who is far from slavish about social status, shares this spectrum from what is to what isn't "fitting". That's to say all three writers' view of art is built on the concept of nobility. Frequent use of the word 'vulgar' as a negative term underlines this. Like any really basic assumption, the notion that there are natural aristocrats and other people of naturally lower status is so big it's hard for modern readers to even see it. Nobility was part of everyone's world. This view there's a natural difference between people of refined, elevated taste and the others was so much in the air the ancients breathed (especially when writing for aristocratic patrons, of course) these texts must feel puzzling for many present-day readers.

June 12th; Sunday. A February piece on those US biowarfare labs in Ukraine, that some people just a couple of months ago were quite aggressively telling me were "complete nonsense". Now in a limited hangout, Pentagon sources have changed their story to admit there are 46 US-controlled biowarfare labs in Ukraine. The claim is they are only doing defensive threat-reduction work. Although there is now an admission they exist when earlier this year the official line was (despite Victoria Nuland's gaffe) that they don't exist, Washington still maintains they couldn't possibly be the primary motive for Russia's invasion.
June 11th; Saturday. Meanwhile, in the continuing campaign to outlaw cash and force us to use digital money only, three notable developments.
(1) Shanghai banks have closed cash machines using the pretence that dirty notes carry viruses /
(2) Card-reader failures in Germany show eradicating cash is stupid /
(3) Chinese bank protest stopped dead by simply turning covid-QR codes red.

June 10th; Friday. Depopulationists in the 1960s, and their unhinged ideas of how to deal with the global non-crisis of excess people ("Useless eaters" in Noah Harari's charming phrase) here and here. Versus depopulationists now.
June 9th; Thursday. News that the mRNA gene-therapy injections might cause prion diseases is fairly new.

June 8th; Wednesday. All-cause mortality data: Australian vaccine deaths mount.
June 7th; Tuesday. Peculiar 1968 song (with quite odd anti-lyric lyrics) from Peter, Paul, & Mary caught between musical fashions. Then Knower covering a Daft Punk tune in 2013. Two happy, boppy tunes with cynicism half-buried in the words.

June 6th; Monday. More on relabelling covid-19-vaccine injuries as "monkeypox".
June 5th; Sunday. Chipping people: an old article about brain implants.

June 4th; Saturday. The digital-ID endgame: Global passport plans / Supermarket biometrics thanks to Mastercard / The World Economic Forum shares its wet dream / Critics of the WEF say how they see that dream / Specific countries begin to enact the digital police state / Another perspective on The Great Reset / Armstrong Economics describe the goal of digital identity / How the new police state is being rolled out in Ukraine / More details on the Ukrainian embrace of Davos Surveillance.
June 3rd; Friday. Enjoyable short film about Kepler & Penrose.

June 2nd; Thursday. Davos grandees warn nation states not to try to resist the coming takeover. Ed the Techie responds with this jigsaw.
June 1st; Wednesday. Plot within Tory party to remove Boris J. as leader partly motivated by yearning to re-merge with the euroblob.



Recent weblog entries continued:

Who can translate the next 300 words into Korean or Hindi? Contact us and there will be revelry.

Languages dying out each week - who cares?

We do - otherlanguages.org is gradually building a reference resource for over five thousand linguistic minorities and stateless languages worldwide.

Thousands of unique language communities are becoming extinct. Out of the world's five to six thousand languages, we hardly know what we're losing, what literatures, philosophies, ways of thinking, are disappearing right now.

So?

We may soon regret the extinction of thousands of entire linguistic cultures even more than we regret the needless extinction of many animals and plants.

The planet is increasingly dominated by a handful of major-language monocultures like Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Swahili, Russian, Cantonese Chinese, Japanese, Bengali - all beautiful and fascinating languages.

But so are the 5,000 others.

These are groups of people?

Linguistic minorities are communities of ordinary people whose native tongue is not their country's main official language. Swedish speakers in Finland, French speakers in Canada, Hungarian speakers in Slovakia - and hundreds more - are linguistic minorities.

And totally stateless languages are the native languages of some of the world's most intriguing, little-known, cultures. Like the Lapps inside the Arctic Circle, the Sards in Sardinia, Ainus in Japan. Cherokee in the US, Scots Gaelic in Britain, Friesian in the Netherlands, Zulu in South Africa. There are only a couple of hundred recognised sovereign states and territories, so 5,000 languages - more depending on how you count - are the native tongues of linguistically stateless people.

How could I help?

You don't need to learn an endangered language - any more than go to live in the rainforest to help slow its destruction.

A good start is to just tell friends about websites like this.

Broader public interest makes it easier for linguists to raise funds and organise people to learn these languages while there's time.

That's right. There are people who love languages and are happy to learn them on behalf of the rest of us, but they need support, just like zoologists, botanists, or historians.

Fewer languages still sounds good to me

Depends what you think languages are for. They're not just a tool for business. We never said you should learn three or four thousand rare languages - or even one. And which ones we make children learn in school, or whether we should force children to learn languages at all, is another question.


Typical scene in a European city; Chances are, folk here speak some sort of foreign language *5

A century ago - before we understood ecology, and when we cared less about wilderness, most educated people would have laughed at the idea of worrying about plants or animals going extinct. Now we understand how important species diversity is for our own futures, we are more humble, and more worried.

In the same way, linguistic triumphalism by English-speakers who hated studying foreign grammar at school is dangerously ignorant as well as arrogant. Few of us know what we are losing, week by week. How many people realise these languages have scientific value?

Scientific value?

You can think of these languages across the planet as beautiful cathedrals or precious archeological sites we are watching being destroyed. That should be motive enough.

But these five thousand languages may also hold clues to the structure of the human mind. Subtle differences and similarities

Wireless radio can be a great comfort to those unable to leave the textbooks in which they live *6
between languages are helping archeologists and anthropologists to understand what happened in the hundreds of centuries of human history before written history. And that is one of our best chances of understanding how human brains developed over the thousands of centuries leading up to that.

Study of the mind and study of language go hand in hand these days. The world's most marginal languages are actually precious jigsaw pieces from an overall picture of who we are and how our species thinks and evolves. Every tiny language adds another brightly-coloured clue to this academic detective story.

Yet researchers have hardly started sifting through this tantalising evidence, and language extinction is washing it away right in front of us.

And worst of all, most people have no idea that there is this fantastic profusion of cultures across our world, let alone that they are in danger of extinction. Even just more people learning that there are still five thousand living languages in the world today (most of us would answer five hundred or fifty) is already a huge help.

We English-speakers hardly notice English - it's like air for us. But every other language is also an atmosphere for an entire cultural world, and each of these worlds has people whose home it is. Each language encapsulates a unique way of talking and thinking about life. Just try some time in a foreign prison, being forced to cope in another language, and you'll realise how much your own language is your identity. That's true for everyone.

Minority languages are a human-rights issue?

One of the most basic.

Dozens of millions of people worldwide suffer persecution from national governments for speaking their mother tongue - in their own motherland.

Many 'ethnic' feuds puzzling to outsiders had as their basis an attempt to destroy a linguistic community. Would the Northern Ireland dispute be quite so bitter if we English had not so nearly stamped out the Irish Gaelic language, for example? Almost nowhere in the world does a language community as small as the few thousand Rheto-Romanic speakers - the fourth official language of Switzerland - get the protection of a national government. Next time you see some Swiss Francs, check both sides of the banknote.

But outside exceptional countries like Switzerland or the Netherlands, speakers of non-official languages have a much less protected experience.

Speakers of minority languages are often seen as a threat by both the governments and the other residents of the countries where they were born, grew up, and try to live ordinary lives.

They experience discrimination in the job and education markets of their homelands, often having no choice but to pursue education in the major language of the host state: a deliberate government policy usually aimed at gradually absorbing them into the majority culture of that country.

Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow, of course *7

Most governments are privately gleeful each time another small separate culture within their borders is snuffed out by a dwindling population or a deliberately centralising education system.

The United Nations is no help. It is an association of a couple of hundred sovereign states based on exclusive control of territory, almost all of them anxious to smother any distinct group or tradition that in any way might blur or smudge the hard-won borders around those pieces of territory.

The usual approach by sovereign states is to deny their linguistic minorities even exist.

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Mark Griffith, site administrator / contact at otherlanguages.org

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*2 "Al-Araby" in written Arabic (read more)
*3 "What?" in American Sign Language; image from , with thanks
*4 "Big" in written Chinese  (read more); image from , with thanks
*5 image from , with thanks
*6 image from , with thanks
*7 image from 'B?ume', with thanks to  Bruno P. Kramer, and Franckh-Kosmos Verlag

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42 among the believers
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50 termeszet szamai
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55 the cryptographer
56 they have a word for it
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59 darwin's black box
60 indiai ejszaka
61 cleopatra: histories, dreams & distortions
63 what mad pursuit
64 language, the learner & the school
65 writing the romantic comedy
66 the blank slate
67 dougal & the blue cat
68 diego velasquez
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70 a certain chemistry
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82 short history of french literature
83 best on the market
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86 food of the gods
87 arabic-islamic cities
88 the alchemist
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97 the pig that wants to be eaten
98 encyclopaedia of stupidity
99 seventy eight degrees of wisdom: part i
100 beach watching
101 the ancient greeks
102 brainstorms
103 seventy eight degrees of wisdom: part ii
104 utopia
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106 alphabet versus goddess
107 writing on drugs
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119 bump in the night
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121 color atlas of immunology
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162 the making of memory
163 why most things fail
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169 flashman & the dragon
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171 100 great paintings
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174 tomorrow's gold
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179 fire in the mind
180 the human body
181 out of control
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189 napoleon of notting hill
190 secrets: palm-reading
191 meet yourself as you really are
192 cat's abc
193 intro to spanish poetry
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195 philip's guide to electric living
196 sins for father knox
197 celtic twilight
198 myths of love
199 snobbery with violence
200 just like tomorrow
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203 vile bodies
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206 new jerusalem
207 born on a blue day
208 surveillir & punir
209 trial of socrates
210 how to catch fairies
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213 conscience of the eye
214 beau brummell
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216 the outsider
217 raja yoga
218 rise of political lying
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221 secret teachings of jesus
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224 homage to catalonia
225 charity ends at home
226 palace of dreams
227 discovering book collecting
228 beyond the outsider
229 the last barrier
230 that hideous strength
231 indian sculpture
232 small world
233 evolution & healing
234 in search of memory
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238 why buildings fall down
239 the empty space
240 england made me
241 greek science in antiquity
242 science, a l'usage des non-scientifiques
243 utmutato tarot
243 hunt for zero point
244 william wilberforce
245 viktor schauberger
246 untouchable
247 the vitamin murders
248 straw dogs
249 elizabeth's spymaster
250 the hard life
251 the god delusion
252 the intellectual
253 undercover economist
254 quirkology
255 chasing mammon
256 early mesopotamia & iran
257 the strange death of david kelly
258 the pilgrimage
259 origin of wealth
260 maxims
261 the finishing school
262 the shepherd's calendar
263 islamic patterns
264 lost world of the kalahari
265 german short stories 1
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267 liber null & psychonaut
268 born to rebel
269 wittgenstein's poker
270 will the boat sink the water?
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272 why beautiful people have more daughters
273 the crossing place
274 the turkish diplomat's daughter
275 missionary position
276 lust in translation
277 teaching as a subversive activity
278 how german is it
279 empires of the word
280 warped passages
281 the power of now
282 ponder on this
283 sword of no-sword
284 narcissism
285 blink
286 shock of the old
287 basque history of the world
288 truth: a guide
289 who shot jfk?
290 newtonian casino
291 power & greed
292 the world without us
293 5-minute nlp
294 concise guide to alchemy
295 evidence in camera
296 4-hour work week
297 the rosicrucian enlightenment
298 de-architecture
299 how to lie with maps
300 a book of english essays
301 a time of gifts
302 the occult philosophy in the elizabethan age
303 le pelerinage des bateleurs
304 alchemy & alchemists
305 greenmantle
306 the hero with 1000 faces
307 goethe's parable
308 rhedeyek es fraterek
309 letter to a christian nation
310 the tryst
311 7 experiments that could change the world
312 mill on the floss
313 metastases of enjoyment
314 the isles
315 between the woods and the water
316 secrets of the great pyramid
317 life in the french country house
318 the china study
319 tarot: theory & practice
320 the roger scruton reader
321 alchemy & mysticism
322 picasso's mask
323 the rule of four
324 triumph of the political class
325 arts of darkness
326 neuroscience & philosophy
327 the art of memory
328 mind wide open
329 mud, blood, & poppycock
330 society of the spectacle
331 lila
332 de imaginibus
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335 temporary autonomous zone
336 the human touch
337 the fascination of evil
338 the king of oil
339 dowsing
340 the book of j
341 the west and the rest
342 story of my life
343 plain tales from the hills
344 under the influence
345 modern culture
346 50 mots clefs d'esoterisme
347 giordano bruno & the hermetic tradition
348 development, geography & economic theory
349 das kapital: a biography
350 strange days indeed
351 hegel: a very short introduction
352 reflections on the revolution in france
353 history of sexuality: an introduction
354 why we buy
355 origins of virtue
356 the holographic universe
357 a dead man in deptford
358 obsolete
359 137
360 in your face
361 7 spies who changed the world
362 the noetic universe
363 why beauty is truth
364 imagery in healing
365 the craftsman's handbook
366 futurism
367 in the cards
368 dmso
369 les hommes et leurs genes
370 the franchise affair
371 the decision book
372 les harmonies de la nature a l'epreuve de la biologie
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374 zuleika dobson
375 l'empire de nombres
376 circus philosophicus
377 some girls
378 number
379 island
380 how to get your ideas adopted
381 drive
382 emergence
383 rfid : la police totale
384 the tempest
385 aspects of wagner
386 view over atlantis
387 world atlas of mysteries
388 art of the dogon
389 genesis machines
390 the sirius mystery
391 the cult of the fact
392 anastasia
393 ringing cedars of russia
394 a whiff of death
395 spirit level delusion
396 wavewatcher's companion
397 the kybalion
398 elegance
399 death in a scarlet coat
400 architecture without architects


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17 zoolander
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22 kill bill 1
23 dude, where's my car?
24 the woman in green
25 the hunger
24 nightwatch
25 de battre son coeur s'est arrete
26 wicker man
27 v for vendetta
28 courage the cowardly dog
29 casino royale
30 power of nightmares
31 charlie's angels
32 full throttle
33 foxy brown
34 paths of glory
35 airplane
36 between iraq & a hard place
37 mutiny on the bounty
38 flashmob the opera
39 octopussy
40 bakkerman
41 kiterunner


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May 31st; Tuesday. More depressing but important news stories from the forced-vaccination putsch.
(i) A Spanish pharma director is prosecuted for faking his own vaccination /
(ii) A German pathologist suddenly stops doing autopsies of people dying soon after their mRNA-covid-19 vaccinations /
(iii) Over 40,000 English people died within 3 weeks of being vaccinated during the 13 months to February 2022 /
(iv) In Canada, death rates from covid-19 are highest in the triple-vaccinated /
(v) How covid-19 vaccines cause VAIDS & hepatitis /
(vi) Americans are starting to refuse covid-19 vaccines en masse /
(vii) Harsh profile of Elon Musk /
(viii) Longer, equally harsh bio of Elon Musk /
(ix) Mask mandates increased covid-19 deaths /
(x) Study finds children forced to wear masks inhale dangerous levels of CO2 /
(xi) Claim that the NIH developed monkeypox /
(xii) Is monkeypox the latest cover story for a global putsch? /
(xiii) This article thinks it is /
(xiv) More on this suspicion /
(xv) Another view that monkeypox is the replacement for covid-19 /
(xvi) Non-WHO medical group warns of false alarm around monkeypox.
May 30th; Monday. A Russian criminal boss with frightening eyes gives life advice. He gives a different list here with a few repeated points, and a quick mention for God.

May 29th; Sunday. Seems myocarditis incidence only correlates to covid-19 vaccination, not to catching covid-19 itself.
May 28th; Saturday. Life-insurance executives and statistical analysts reiterate their concerns over strangely soaring all-cause mortality since mass covid-19 vaccination began. Meanwhile, another interview with the former Pfizer executive expressing suspicion of government covid-19 policy since early 2020: Mike Yeadon.

May 27th; Friday. More about those US-funded biowarfare labs in Ukraine.
May 26th; Thursday. Wind power is failing.

May 25th; Wednesday. Fascinating short science film about water droplets skipping uphill: the Leidenfrost Effect.
May 24th; Tuesday. As the Ukraine war distraction winds down, the globalists return to their next medical putsch attempt: monkeypox.
a) Monkeypox simulation comes true - to the week as forecast ;
b) The NHS changes its monkeypox page to sound scarier ;
c) The NHS again ;
d) Miami newspaper reports monkeypox probably lab-made ;
e) More about the curiously prescient simulation.

May 23rd; Monday. A round-up of Cov-SARS-2 news.
Why so many middle-aged people died in 2021 ;
Some detail on the spike protein ;
Why the vaccines seem to harm people under 60 ;
How the mRNA vaccinations are affecting immune systems.
May 22nd; Sunday. Our Man in Bucharest continues mulling over whether Halifax was right. Could Britain have stayed out of World War 2?

May 21st; Saturday.
1) 18 major airlines are being sued for imposing covid-19 vaccinations on staff ;
2) Pilot blames heart attack on covid-19 vaccination he received 6 months earlier ;
3) Plastic fragments from masks found inside patients' lungs ;
4) News of other harm linked to face masks ;
5) Face-mask wearers breathe in dangerous levels of CO2.
May 20th; Friday. Signs that the much-trumpeted food shortage was premeditated, wargamed, and is now being implemented under cover of the Ukraine war and damage from the covid-19 lockdowns.

May 19th; Thursday. Today's family-sized jumbo pack of sinister news stories.
a) CDC data show higher rates of covid-19 among vaccinated children than unvaccinated children, joining the same result for other age groups ;
b) "We made a big mistake with the covid-19 vaccine" ;
c) Do the mRNA covid-19 vaccines kill more than they save? ;
d) 40% of 3,000 vaccinated patients reported vaccine injuries ;
e) UK government figures show that 92% of covid-19 deaths in March were of fully vaccinated people ;
f) Interesting news that Tony Fauci owns a patented covid-19/SARS-Cov-2 gene insertion ;
g) Covid-19 vaccines reduce immunity to covid-19 ;
h) The more vaccinations, the weaker your immune system.
May 18th; Wednesday. Thought-provoking 8-year-old article claims that the US was already pushing Russia into a Ukraine war back in 2014.

May 17th; Tuesday. Surprise, surprise - just as Arctic ice isn't disappearing after all, turns out polar bears aren't dying out either.
May 16th; Monday. Summary of three academic papers underlining the harm done by covid-19 vaccines: jump to paragraph 7.

May 15th; Sunday. Journal of Autoimmunity one-patient study links Moderna covid-19 vaccine to severe hepatitis case.
May 14th; Saturday. Post-covid-19-vaccine effects include a spike in new cancers.

May 13th; Friday. Finished a book by Peter Thiel, one-time partner of Elon Musk at PayPal, called 'Zero to One ', with the slightly pompous subtitle 'Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future'. Blake Masters is a co-author who, like Socrates' student Plato, collated seminar notes from Thiel's university talks to construct this book. Thiel and Elon Musk founded PayPal, a service I've had countless problems with, and Thiel's book makes some shrewd points alongside silly mistakes. He claims a start-up firm should be aiming to create a monopoly, an economics-illiterate idea that explains much of what's wrong with today's world. In a moment of candour, he hails Musk's brilliance in negotiating a half-billion federal loan at the right moment, sliding past the fact that none of Musk's businesses make sense without overt and covert government support, nor without the underlying scam of man-made global warming and laws to obstruct fair trade. There is some common sense in the book, but it's a typical management-guff text, based on its audience's uncritical worship of some recent ten-year-old corporate fashion. The real Bill-Gates-style message of the book is to find a way to sell a product that large numbers of people are forced or pushed to use (for example, because our friends are already using it to try to contact us) and then dishonestly destroy your competitors, breaking whatever laws you think no-one will notice you breaking.
May 12th; Thursday. Use of face masks correlates positively with deaths.

May 11th; Wednesday. Libertarian Hamburg hackers CCC denounce new EU phone-spying regulation. So-called 'chat control' will inspect the content of phones, evading encryption to report back to censors - letter from CCC is here.
May 10th; Tuesday. It turns out that the Pfizer mRNA vaccine does turn into DNA after all, exactly as was denied by vaccine-makers and regulators from the start.

May 9th; Monday. Advertisers are, it seems, already working on implanting their brands into your dreams. Even Aeon have noticed.
May 8th; Sunday. Some snatches of video: Bertrand Russell in the 1950s recalling his grandfather who met Napoleon, as well as his own 1920 meeting with Lenin. 20 seconds of Jim Jarmusch asking why Nazis in films hold their cigarettes strangely? A fast-talking & slightly repetitive car mechanic speaks his mind about electric cars & Musk, dismissing Tesla with refreshing directness. 14 minutes of a 1980s interview with Congressman Larry McDonald, three months before his death in an air crash. Interesting to hear his interviewers constantly interrupting with the word "conspiracy", over & over again.

May 7th; Saturday. Newly released Pfizer documents show that 90% of pregnant women lost their baby after covid-19 injections during vaccine trials. Hospital-death statistics among mentally ill & retarded people give the clue to how most covid patients really died. Meanwhile, study of 600,000 Spanish schoolchildren shows masks don't work ; US New Hampshire Senate testimony that masks can't work ; -- leaving aside the new research paper claiming that masks increase death rates.
May 6th; Friday. Two young mothers with two small squeaky toddlers are nattering nearby as I sit down at a cafe table with two chairs. They are using one of "my" chairs to park two backpacks, a normal black one and a pink & blue little-girly satchel one of the tots has brought. They graciously start to move the bags as I arrive. I say no, don't worry, one of the mothers says Oh you're alone, thank you, then as she puts the small girly bag back on the chair she cheerfully adds "So we'll put this back here like a Manchurian Candidate!" That's what she said, I swear.
On that mildly eerie note, a documentary filmmaker describes how he believes the November 2020 US presidential vote was tampered: '2000 Mules'.

May 5th; Thursday. An article by a Canadian economist looks at the statistics behind claims covid-19 was ever a genuine pandemic. Plus an interesting discussion of the way lockdowns were pioneered in Italy as a way to get the rest of the west following China's hysterically autocratic measures. Some describe Russia as untouched by the global overreaction, but this report suggests otherwise. The overall goal? This.
May 4th; Wednesday. Disturbing claim that covid-19 was directly created by US office the National Institutes of Health.

May 3rd; Tuesday. A paper tries to contradict new results saying surgical masks have harmed wearers' health over the last two years. (Correctly described, surgical masks are actually splash guards - doctors don't wear them to block airborne diseases, because they can't.) The Steve Kirsch Substack column explains why they think the paper should be retracted.
May 2nd; Monday. Strange spate of fires in several countries disrupting food processing & logistics continues. They almost seem to be orchestrated. A few eyebrows have been raised.

May 1st; Sunday. Studies confirm surgical face masks not only don't block airborne infections, but in fact damage people's health.

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