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November 30th; Wednesday. Brave street demonstrations in communist China sparked by the repressive (and of course completely pointless) government restrictions blamed on covid-19 are becoming steadily bolder. Meanwhile, vigorous month-old protests in Brazil continue against what many voters there claim was October's tampered election to replace anti-globalist Bolsonaro with pro-globalist Lula. Significantly, since Oct 30th Lula has been quick to draft laws to criminalise criticism of mRNA vaccines (in Portuguese). Brazil's central bank is likewise in a hurry, to develop a programmable digital currency (in Portuguese).

November 29th; Tuesday. Overview of the statistical deception that claimed covid-19 was even a serious problem in the first place.
November 28th; Monday. Oncologist says covid-19 mRNA boosters exacerbate his patients' cancers.

November 27th; Sunday. Another round-up of tales of weaponised, politicised science:
(a) Temperatures at the south pole hit new records for unprecedented November coldness /
(b) UN vaccine-mandating treaty taking shape which overrules national constitutions /
(c) Another part of the 2020 narrative about covid-19 which turns out was made of whole cloth /
(d) So not a "pandemic of the unvaccinated" at all, but in fact unvaccinated people are endangered by the jabbed due to vaccinated people's infectiousness /
(e) NHS England non-covid bed use exceeds entire January 2021 capacity /
(f) Pandemic thermal-tool screening was perhaps unlawful /
(g) The more heavily vaccinated a country, the higher the excess deaths /
(h) Satellite record shows eight years global cooling /
(i) The positive climate role of carbon dioxide /
(j) View gains traction that "fossil fuels" are not made of fossils. Plus this.
November 26th; Saturday. Some general stories that give a range of insights into our strange times:
* i * The globalist elite fear patriotism? /
* ii * Congressmen ask how US government money was recycled to the Democrats through the now-collapsing FTX fund /
* iii * Canadian doctors propose to drug, coerce, and classify as mentally ill people refusing vaccination /
* iv * Doctors claim to be "baffled" by the mysterious and sudden rise in "sudden adult death syndrome", the growing number of excess deaths which obviously correlate with the post-2021 mRNA vaccination drive and nothing else /
* v * A preposterous lawsuit (for 500 billion USD damages) for someone who dared to defy the pro-vaccine narrative /
* vi * What now looks very much like a last-minute rehearsal for the covid project -- a deadly (and unnecessary) November 2019 vaccination drive in Samoa.

November 25th; Friday. Dr Paul Alexander says the deep state sabotaged Trump's covid-19 response.
November 24th; Thursday. Did scientists inadvertently cause the AIDS epidemic?

November 23rd; Wednesday. A driver called Aladar Farkas working for Bolt Taxi takes me an hour out of my way, claiming all the time to be misled by his GPS app. Even though I repeatedly ask why he is driving the wrong way, several times spell out the destination address, and clearly say "15th district" on at least three occasions, he lies at the destination, claiming I gave him the wrong address. Charming!
November 22nd; Tuesday. Here's a documentary about French thinker Jacques Ellul, unfortunately obstructed by a Vimeo registration wall. I don't really buy Ellul's thesis about problems in present-day society ('The Betrayal of/by Technology'), but we all like a bit of Francophone theorising now and then.

November 21st; Monday. Someone to inspire all of us. Chinese man ("Uncle Chen") finishes marathon with a good time, apparently chain-smoking while running.
November 20th; Sunday. An interesting (and huge) scandal which has largely been sidelined from mainstream media attention, perhaps because of the high status of many of its backers, is the Theranos fraud. It deserves renewed attention because it shows the nexus between biotechnology, dishonest finance, and hidden establishment support that made the covid-19 scare-scam possible. Its pioneering woman founder Elizabeth Homes, who was a media darling for her bold breaking of industry stereotypes, gets eleven years inside.

November 19th; Saturday. Enthusiasm on Wall Street for a new asset class monetising nature explains part of what's been happening. Long article, but worthwhile.
November 18th; Friday. A US Senator says the taboo-but-obvious: there isn't going to be a shift away from "fossil" fuels.

November 17th; Thursday. Increasing numbers of electric-car battery fires.
November 16th; Wednesday. Politicians from several countries meeting in Bali declare their support (paragraph 32) for the creation of programmable digital money (CBDCs), by which the spending of every single individual can be controlled with fine-tuned precision. This was of course the real purpose of the covid-19 epidemic, plus 2020's and 2021's pre-rehearsed wave of overregulation of, & overreaction to, covid-19 by governments worldwide.

November 15th; Tuesday. Banks in New York now test a roll-out of, yes, a programmable digital dollar. We enter the long-planned covid-crisis endgame.
November 14th; Monday. A scandal is breaking with the collapse of US crypto-currency fund FTX which ought to cause enormous concern. Briefly it appears
(1) Biden officials sent US-taxpayer funds to Ukraine to assist their war effort,
(2) some of these funds were invested in FTX crypto by Ukrainian interests.
(3) FTX then funnelled this money back to the US funding both illegal campaign finance and mass vote tampering in the mid-term elections last week. This then
(4) enabled pro-Biden Democrats to strangely win or survive last week's elections despite voter majorities very publicly against them.
a) Majid Nawaz gives a cogent overview of the FTX collapse /
b) a proper text summary /
c) a radio summary /
d) a video summary /
e) old web page shows WEF links to FTX now apparently removed from the web /
f) FTX chairman arrested in the Bahamas /
g) wealthy sports players helped promote FTX /
h) Armstrong sums up the FTX scandal and finally -
i) narrow control of 18 states achieved by seeming pin-point control of votes and
j) communist Chinese state ownership of US voting machine firms criticised.

November 13th; Sunday. Once-august medical journal The Lancet now.
November 12th; Saturday. A real map: how the Holy Roman Empire looked at the end of the terrible Thirty Years' War. Now that the Westphalia Doctrine is under attack.

November 11th; Friday. First World War Armstice Day (here's a photo of an amusing history coincidence). Meanwhile, votes have still not all been counted in Tuesday's election in the US, echoing a curious new pattern of votes going heavily one way among in-person voters, but then being reversed by mail-in ballots counted later.
November 10th; Thursday. Quentin Tarantino saying that the 1980s 'Top Gun' movie was really all about homosexuality. Understand the film at last!

November 9th; Wednesday. People who got infected with spike proteins by contact with vaccine recipients. A pandemic of the vaccinated.
November 8th; Tuesday. Quick update of news on the covid-vaccine deception.
{1} Plotters caught looking around for some new would-be epidemic (video) /
{2} Mainstream media starting to seriously question the rush-job mRNA vaccines /
{3} Weird reports of the vaccine contents continue /
{4} More evidence that the early covid-19 fatality figures were pumped up /
{5} Covid-19-mRNA-vaccine-caused sickness now a medically recognised syndrome /
{6} More on the newly acknowledged Covid-19-mRNA-vaccine-caused sickness /
{7} So, PCR "tests" were deliberately used to wildly exaggerate the scale of the initial covid-19 epidemic, just as PCR's inventor (who died in August 2019 in the same week as Jeffrey Epstein) Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis warned they would be /
{8} Miscarriages and stillbirths officially attributed to a vaccine reaction since 1990. Considering how much negative mRNA-vaccine data was deliberately suppressed, the real numbers could be, and likely are, far worse /
{9} Lack of warnings from doctors /
{10} Covid-19 virus prefers vaccinated people by a ratio of 7 to 1 /
{11} More about the nano-detritus found in some vaccine vials (video) /
{12} Lots of Australians now regret getting vaccinated /
{13} Valuable history: the supposed miracle vaccines of decades past /
{14} UK government figures show that refusing the vaccine is wiser /
{15} Weird & alarming hidden data from vaccine animal trials (video).

November 7th; Monday. Court case challenges Uganda's digital-ID mandates.
November 6th; Sunday. The government of Scotland admits that wearing operating-theatre paper masks for hours each day is unhealthy.

November 5th; Saturday. Guy Fawkes Night - for fairness, here's an article alleging that the November 4th, 1605, arrest of Fawkes was a false-flag operation (or a let-it-happen operation) akin to the sinking of the Lusitania, the burning of the Reichstag, the alleged Gulf of Tonkin attack, or the 2001 attacks on New York's World Trade Center. Oddly enough, Barry Zwicker does not, at least in this abridged version of the piece, mention the attack on Pearl Harbo(u)r, which is easily the closest recent event in style to what Zwicker alleges the Gunpowder Plot really was. A not-really-false-flag operation in other words. A genuine plot that Cecil's spies allowed to almost succeed for maximum impact. I'd like to read John Gerard's book written at the time.
November 4th; Friday. In a strange incident days ago, a man was arrested on October 28th while fighting with US politician Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul at night in the Pelosi home - according to one report the fight used a hammer while one or both men were in their underwear. However, the intruder appears to have been voluntarily let into the house without any break-in. The media's attempt to frame this as a politically motivated attack on a senior Democratic household is starting to unravel.
(a) The attacker's "right wing" "history" of internet posts appears to have been put in place on the day of the attack, in a rushed attempt to change public perceptions of what happened /
(b) The attacker seems to live with a commune of leftists in reality /
(c) Furthermore, Nancy's husband Paul, a man in his 80s, seems to have told police officers the intruder was "a friend", the hammer belonged to Paul Pelosi, and the intruder's fellow commune residents are claimed to be radical gay nudists some of whom work as gay prostitutes /
(d) None of the emergency phone call transcripts nor the police bodycam footage have been released.

November 3rd; Thursday. More evidence that covid-19 never killed as many people as governments claimed: this time from Finland.
November 2nd; Wednesday. Article about an Italian bestselling book, just now translated into English. It suggests Pope Benedict, signalling in code like a kidnap victim in a ransom-demand video, claims to still be Pope, and the legitimate Pope.

November 1st; Tuesday. All Saints' Day. Or 'Day of the Dead', as they call it here.



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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*1 image from , with thanks
*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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8 the end of science
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10 the carpet wars
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12 life of thomas more
13 faber book of science
14 gilgamesh
15 out of it
16 guns, germs & steel
17 words & rules
18 figure in the landscape
19 life without genes
20 bede's history of the english
21 the nothing that is
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27 the selective eye
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33 the etruscans
34 moonchild
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41 high gothic
42 among the believers
43 the renaissance
44 augustine
45 mcvicar
46 atomised
47 tangled wing
48 da vinci code
49 nature via nurture
50 termeszet szamai
51 decline & fall of roman empire
52 practical cheesemaking
53 the sufis
54 fra angelico at san marco
55 the cryptographer
56 they have a word for it
57 szamok valosan innen & tul
58 artistic theory in italy 1450 to 1600
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
69 horse nonsense
70 a certain chemistry
71 deterring democracy
72 textiles
73 thief of time
74 bloodsucking fiends
75 right ho, jeeves
76 generativ grammatika
77 1st time i got paid for it
78 galapagos
79 othello
80 understanding media
81 mysticism
82 short history of french literature
83 best on the market
84 art of seeing
85 culture & imperialism
86 food of the gods
87 arabic-islamic cities
88 the alchemist
89 verbal learning & memory
90 building a successful software business
91 don't make me think!
92 memory
93 the u.s. & the arab world
94 hard times
95 spells for teenage witches
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
105 technical writing for engineers & scientists
106 alphabet versus goddess
107 writing on drugs
108 news from somewhere
109 isp survival guide
110 petrus hispanus mester logikajabol
111 art of seduction
112 stet
113 penguin by design
114 the sense of being stared at
115 the golden ratio
116 dinamikus emlekezet
117 margins of reality
118 hopjoy was here
119 bump in the night
120 box of delights
121 color atlas of immunology
122 fashionistas
123 pi in the sky
124 a new kind of fool
125 one man's meat
126 greek fire
127 the buddha in daily life
128 beginner's dutch
129 private life of the brain
130 solar ethics
131 pedant in the kitchen
132 knots
133 the planets within
134 encyclopaedia of ancient & mediaeval history
135 consilience
136 the age of scandal
137 fashion: the 20th century
138 the tipping point
139 design literacy
140 the silent partner
141 hamlet
142 1421
143 the 1890s
144 godel's proof
145 rosencrantz & guildenstern are dead
146 beyond reason
147 little book of music theory
148 q-basic
149 alone of all her sex
150 social studies
151 eternal darkness
152 drawn from memory
154 a guide to elegance
155 medea & other plays
156 the future of money
157 cheese
158 grammars of creation
159 aquarian conspiracy
160 the climate crisis
161 true fiction
162 the making of memory
163 why most things fail
164 genetikai abece
165 finding fulfilment
166 genome
167 the broken estate
168 inigo jones
169 flashman & the dragon
170 from bauhaus to our house
171 100 great paintings
172 kis spanyol nyelvtan
173 the historian
174 tomorrow's gold
175 charting made easy
176 life after life
177 spanyol igei vonzatok
178 the eclipse of art
179 fire in the mind
180 the human body
181 out of control
182 possession
183 simplified chinese characters
184 the generation of 1914
185 intellectuals
186 world of late antiquity
187 riddle & knight
188 informacio kultusza
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
194 rise of christian europe
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
201 7 basic plots
202 experiment with time
203 vile bodies
204 icons & images: 60s
205 fisher king
206 new jerusalem
207 born on a blue day
208 surveillir & punir
209 trial of socrates
210 how to catch fairies
211 conversations on consciousness
212 mind performance hacks
213 conscience of the eye
214 beau brummell
215 evolution
216 the outsider
217 raja yoga
218 rise of political lying
219 occidentalism
220 colossus
221 secret teachings of jesus
222 blue murder
223 nostrodamus the next 50 years
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
235 campo santo
236 llewellyn's 2007 tarot reader
237 dream of rome
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
266 electricity
267 liber null & psychonaut
268 born to rebel
269 wittgenstein's poker
270 will the boat sink the water?
271 romeo & juliet
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
333 electronics
334 giordano bruno & the embassy affair
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
373 kibernetika
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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2 very annie mary
3 wasabi
4 gosford park
5 arany varos
6 minority report
7 amelie
8 bridget jones' diary
9 arccal a fo:ldnek
10 monsters' ball
11 cube
12 man with no past
13 talk to her
14 szerelemtol sujtva
15 bowling for columbine
16 matrix3
17 zoolander
18 anything else
19 farenheit 9/11
20 8 & 1/2 women
21 madagascar
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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October 31st; Monday. Hallowe'en.

October 30th; Sunday. Some disparate online videos:
+ old space movies - a quite nicely edited & scored montage ~
++ near death / post-death - a strikingly detailed claim from a rather likeable nurse ~
+++ short cartoon - a very clever low-key story from American film-maker Don Hertzfeldt. Just a couple of small tricks and something which initially looks banal becomes really compelling ~
+++ + electronics with gear wheels - nifty ~
+++ ++ astral spirits - according to someone who seems to take them for granted ~
+++ +++ catwalk mannequins - set, perhaps obviously enough, to a song about fashion, ('Anna Wintour' by Azealia Banks) ~
+++ +++ + a DMT trip - a man explains how he got a (jealous) purple girlfriend in another dimension, and how other people met her on their trips.
October 29th; Saturday. New Swiss study suggests all mRNA-vaccine recipients have injured heart muscle: more than 1 in 30 then develop myocarditis.

October 28th; Friday. More evidence that covid-19 was never very lethal. A delightful evening event arranged by Irish Michael starts off at the Museum of Medical History.
October 27th; Thursday. When we weren't looking PayPal sneaked the 2,500 USD confiscation clause back into their terms & conditions, despite pretending to back down earlier.

October 26th; Wednesday. Below 1 in 100 million chance covid-19 had a natural origin: new study.
October 25th; Tuesday. An intriguing discussion among Melvyn Bragg's radio guests about what exactly the point of the Atlantis anecdote in two of Plato's books was. The consensus seems to be that Plato (and perhaps Socrates, & Critias the narrator of the Atlantis story as well) was radically critical of maritime empires with strong navies because sailors were bolshie democrats hostile to traditional aristocracy-led government. Bragg's guests agree 'The Republic' was envisioned as a land-based kingdom rather like the Sparta of Plato's own day around 400 BC. In the Atlantis episode however, the Critias character is made to contrast ancient Athens (of thousands of years before their time, before Plato, Socrates et al) as also a land kingdom, with the sinful, decadent maritime empire of Atlantis. This is a little hard to imagine, since Athens strikes us as always a naval power founded on trade. In any case the intent behind the metaphor is to parallel decadent modern sea-power (400 BC) Athens with the decadent ancient sea-power of Atlantis thousands of years before. So ancient Athens was good, ancient Atlantis was bad, hence (Plato's) present-day Athens was also bad. The prejudice that maritime empires are predictably wicked & corrupt is fascinating.

October 24th; Monday. More strange news from our strange times.
(1st) Why is Elon Musk buying Twitter? /
(2nd) Following on from the FDA's request to not hand over files showing how they certified Pfizer's covid-19 vaccine to a court for over 70 years, the FBI asks a court for 66 years to release data from Seth Rich's laptop. Rich is the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) worker who many believe gave a memory stick to Wikileaks containing the e-mails showing Hillary Clinton colluded with other DNC chiefs to cheat Bernie Sanders of the 2016 presidential nomination which, in fact, Sanders won if you believe democracy means counting the votes. Rich was shot dead in the street in the summer of 2016 in an apparent armed robbery in which neither his phone nor his wallet left his body. The FBI/CIA claim, that Trump won the election that November illegitimately because Russian hackers got those e-mails online and provided them to Wikileaks, depended on Wikileaks lying when they said that an unnamed DNC staffer had handed the e-mails over on a memory stick. Curiously, the FBI never impounded DNC e-mail servers (which would have been the obvious way to decide with legal clarity between the online-hack claim and the memory-stick claim), despite the unprecedented gravity of their suggestion a president had won the election with aid from a foreign power. Now the FBI seem to be obstructing another obvious way to clarify whether a memory stick was handed over and whether Seth Rich was indeed the unnamed DNC staff member /
(3rd) It's now been admitted that Pfizer never tested whether their vaccine cuts transmission/infection of covid-19. This of course was their central claim, as well as the central claim of people urging everyone to submit to the dangerous injections, that it would reduce transmission by making vaccinated people less infectious.
Pfizer Twitter account: "The ability to vaccinate at speed to gain herd immunity and stop transmission is our highest priority."
and Pfizer CEO Bourla "The efficacy of our vaccine in children is 80%."
Interviewer: "Are you talking about efficacy to prevent severe disease or to prevent infection?" Pfizer CEO Bourla: "To prevent infection." /
(4th) US health regulatory office the CDC votes unanimously to add covid-19 vaccines to compulsory list for children. This gives the vaccine-makers extra legal protection from lawsuits as well as doubling down in defiance of the mounting evidence that the vaccines were bungled and dangerous /
(5th) The CDC also seems to be making efforts to conceal the role of the mRNA injections in stimulating cancer in vaccine recipients.
October 23rd; Sunday. A round-up of articles about the planned financial coup d'etat behind the covid-19 epidemic:
(a) A curious fact, China started stockpiling and restricting export of masks and other medical devices in late 2019, before the announcement of the first covid-19 case /
(b) One of our contributors predicts a Fed default /
(c) Current economic crisis not global-warming-related but government-caused /
(d) UK PM Truss not to blame for economic chaos /
(e) Decades preparation to restore a gold standard /
(f) New British prime minister admits that he lied to the public /
(g) More about Rishi Sunak's lockdown deception /
(h) Long-term plan to create a global-warming story with background. Here's how climate has been used and how emotional the globalists get when this narrative gets challenged: "We own the science" /
(i) Background on the "public/private partnership" /
(j) A guide to some startling depopulation predictions of a few years ago /
(k) Background on the curious insect-eating agenda and what might motivate it /
(l) The curious desire to end cash /
(m) The drive to impose renewable power /
(n) The global imposition of citizen-controlling currencies.

October 22nd; Saturday. Accessible overview of Bell's Inequality & this year's Nobel Prize for Physics.
October 21st; Friday. Meanwhile, how the BBC explains physics.

October 20th; Thursday. More news on 2020's (2018's?) almost-certainly man-made pandemic:
(1) Young people dying in their sleep for the same reason as on the playing field: a hormonal surge /
(2) Antibodies discovered that can replace vaccines /
(3) WHO criticises "vaccine hesitancy" despite vaccine hesitaters being right /
(5) Moderna vaccine effectiveness turns negative within months /
(6) mRNA-injection-caused cancers being hidden /
(7) How AstraZeneca was the first covid-19 vaccine shown to kill /
(8) Pfizer exec admits that they never even tested for reduced transmission /
(9) Plans to put vaccines in the water supply, even if they harm health /
(10) Vaccine-development specialist (who sounds to me like a Welshman) clarifies how 6 or 7 years was skipped in mRNA covid-19 vaccine development.
October 19th; Wednesday. A quick round-up of mRNA-vaccine articles:
(i) The real source of the excess deaths /
(ii) Strongest molecular evidence yet that covid-19 was built in a lab /
(iii) Documentary evidence that covid-19 was built in a lab in 2018 /
(iv) More documentary evidence that covid-19 was built in a lab and tested in China /
(v) Notes on kidney failure /
(vi) Two cardiologists say mystery heart attacks are mostly mRNA vaccine-caused /
(vii) South America versus Africa in excess deaths /
(viii) How other vaccines in the past have caused weakened immune systems /
(ix) How the Zika-microcephaly epidemic was made of whole cloth /
(x) Ioannidis: Covid-19 was never really dangerous /
(xi) Summary of Ioannidis report on covid-19 fatality numbers /
(xii) Government confirms that mRNA vaccines make death more likely /
(xiii) Summary: what really happened with covid-19 /
(xiv) Major conflict of interest: Pfizer & the CDC /
(xv) Dishonest studies to discredit the immunity role of Vitamin D (alongside the cheap effective medicines), so making the mRNA vaccines seem the only solution.

October 18th; Tuesday. A lab in Boston announces it has developed a modified version of covid-19 that kills 80% of test mice. People are of course not mice, and the original Wuhan strain of covid-19 killed 100% of test mice (although there are questions as to whether the mice in either case were chosen to be chronically vitamin-D-deficient - also the main way people die of covid). Meanwhile other officials are busy covering their backs, saying they didn't authorise the research.
October 17th; Monday. IMF head talks up citizen-control currency.

October 16th; Sunday. Three news items about autopsies & vaccinated blood.
(x) Dr Mark Trozzi reports strange traces of heavy metals in the blood of vacccinated people, including caesium, barium, cobalt, titanium, aluminium. Trozzi adds : "None of these ingredients were declared by the manufacturers - they're not even listed on the ingredients list. There's no molecules listed on the ingredients that should have these atoms, and they're present in amounts which are far too high to simply be contamination." /
(y) Another embalmer reports that corpses of people dead soon after an mRNA vaccination contain "weird blood" /
(z) UK undertaker says that now 95% of the dead people he buries or cremates had a covid-19 vaccination 2 weeks earlier or less.
October 15th; Saturday. Worthwhile long-form article on the "climate crisis" myth.

October 14th; Friday. Some more developments in the ongoing uncovering of the US November 2020 election fraud.
In a frank interview with a well-known self-help and business author the unsayable gets said, that "the last election was stolen", those currently in power are "criminals", and that someone is trying to deliberately wreck the US economy. Meanwhile, new investigations are bringing further revelations of election fraud two years ago & now.
October 13th; Thursday. Pro-vaccine advocate who sneered at anti-vaxxers, saying "if I die you were right", dies. So anti-vaxxers were right.

October 12th; Wednesday. Some weeks ago stumbled across a 1960s singer/songwriter I'd never heard of: Margo Guryan. Interesting to hear the familiar chords and tones of an era fitted together by an also-ran:
(i) The 8:17 Northbound Success Merry-Go-Round /
(ii) Something's Wrong With The Morning /
(iii) I'd Like To See The Bad Guys Win /
(iv) Under My Umbrella /
(v) Come To Me Slowly /
(vi) I Don't Intend to Spend Christmas Without You.
Perhaps too lyrically sweet & melodically trite to last - almost like an American attempt to parody a French chanteuse.
October 11th; Tuesday. Since I shaved my head a few days ago, babies around town have been greeting me. Annette points out they must see me as a big person with their haircut and therefore intriguing. Chuckling with good cheer, they wave at me from their prams or mother's arms in the avenues and alleyways. Meanwhile, a reminder of the several cheap generic drugs, tested over decades for safety, prescribed early in 2020 with excellent results against covid-19. That is until bought-and-paid-for legacy media smeared them and lied about them.

October 10th; Monday. Three reports relating to the curious way that a landslide-victory poll lead for Donald Trump in November 2020 mysteriously turned into a win for a senile schoolgirl-sniffer who didn't even campaign. How was it done? Clues are starting to come together, involving links between US election-machine firms and the Chinese Communist Party.
a) Konnech is the
b) connection. The investigation to date
c) summed up.
October 9th; Sunday. Interesting introduction to giant viruses.

October 8th; Saturday. Quick roundup of censorship & anti-free-speech news:
(1) The World Economic Forum still wants to censor the entire internet to prevent any "misinformation" that calls into doubt its preferred narrative on any given topic /
(2) An interview with a former ITV news executive about censorship and political interference /
(3) Study shows zero correlation between CO2 emissions and sea-level changes /
(4) Paypal threatens to fine users 2,500 USD if they contradict the narrative /
(5) After a backlash, Paypal quickly retracts plan to censor banned speech /
(6) Sex-change medics demand that anti-transsexual opinions be censored /
(7) US president modifies policy directive that set out rules for spying on US citizens. The policy directive being altered is this one.
October 7th; Friday. Late September: woman in pharmacy drops dead 15 minutes after vaccine booster injection. Everyone else continues queuing.

October 6th; Thursday. Mike Yeadon with a cogent opinion piece about the vaccine-linked bid to control money worldwide.
October 5th; Wednesday. Curious food-depot fires continue worldwide. Big market in Paris burns down.

October 4th; Tuesday. Public Domain Review brings us an article about a surreal Victorian artist who used to include images of blood droplets in almost all his fantastical illustrations.
October 3rd; Monday. Nifty list of 12 anonymous cryptocoins. Of course, all money should be untrackable by default, but 12 is at least a start.

October 2nd; Sunday. Droll announcement by a father that his daughter (aged perhaps seven by the look of her) has been proposed to at school.
October 1st; Saturday. US health agency, the CDC, admits it gave false information.

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