Die Chefs der WHO, WFP, UNICEF veröffentlichen die Totes Folgen an Kinder, wegen dem Skandal Lockdown überall — Geopolitiker’s Blog

Profite für die Nahrungs Giganten, Pharma Lobby ohne Ende, mit enormen Folgen für die Kinder Weltweit, wo in Deutschland scon 70 % depressive Folge Erscheinungen haben. Viele starben, auch weil die Schulen geschlossen wurden, ohne Betreuung, weil die Eltern arbeiten mussten. Die Politiker machen was sie wollen, mit ihrer Corona Betrugs Show Weltweit, nur um […]

Die Chefs der WHO, WFP, UNICEF veröffentlichen die Totes Folgen an Kinder, wegen dem Skandal Lockdown überall — Geopolitiker’s Blog

RECORD ARCTIC SEA ICE MELT

THIS POST IS A CRITICAL REVIEW OF A PHYS.ORG ARTICLE [LINK] ABOUT ARCTIC SEA ICE  MELT IN SEPTEMBER 2018  

PART-1: WHAT THE ARTICLE SAYS

A snapshot of melting Arctic sea ice during the summer of 2018 by Cell Press: Arctic sea ice concentration and thickness on September 23 2018. Credit: Juhi Yadav

  1. As sea ice in the Arctic retreats further and melts faster every decade, scientists are racing to understand the vulnerabilities of one of the world’s most remote and unforgiving places. A study appearing July 29 in the journal Heliyon details the changes that occurred in the Arctic in September of 2018, a year when nearly 10 million kilometers of sea ice were lost over the course of the summer  (do they mean 10 million square km?). Their findings give an overview at different timescales of how sea ice has receded over the 40 years of the satellite era and show how the summer’s extensive decline is linked to global atmospheric processes in the tropics.
  2. At the peak of its melting season, in July 2018, the Arctic was losing sea ice at a rate of 105,500 square kilometers per day—an area bigger than Iceland or the state of Kentucky,. „On the ground, I am sure it would have looked like an excellent summer month in the Arctic, in general, but over the past four decades, September sea-ice loss has accelerated to a rate of 12.8% per decade and 82,300 square kilometers per year ,“ says co-author Avinash Kumar, a senior scientist at the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) in India.
  3. The researchers followed the warm water currents of the Atlantic north to the Arctic Ocean and tracked the ice as it subsequently retreated through the Chukchi, East Siberian, Laptev, Kara, and Barents seas. Thanks to higher temporal resolution and greater satellite coverage than had previously been available, they could also measure the ice’s decline through variables such as its thickness, concentration, and volume in addition to its extent throughout the Arctic. This dramatic loss of sea ice culminated at the end of the boreal summer, when in September, the ice had been reduced to a mere third of its winter extent.
  4. Then, the team compared the decline to the previous four decades of data. „In the summer of 2018, the loss of sea ice was three times higher than the reported loss at the beginning of the satellite era,“ says Kumar. „Our study shows that both the minimum sea-ice extent and the warmest September records occurred in the last twelve years.“
  5. Every year, news pops up of a new record of high temperature or fastest loss of sea ice in the Arctic region, but in the global system, each portion of the planet receiving climate feedback will lead to changes in the other parts as well,“ Kumar says. „If the sea-ice decline continues at this pace, it can have a catastrophic impact by raising air temperatures and slowing down global ocean circulation.“ These global impacts are partly why he became interested in trying to decipher the mysteries of the polar regions as a doctoral student studying the coastal zone in India. Now, he works at NCPOR, whose scientific programs, he says, are „truly trans-hemispheric, cutting across from north to south.“
  6. The researchers also turned their attention to the atmosphere, where they were able to gain insight into the processes that contribute to the loss of Arctic sea ice. They found not only that September of 2018 was the third warmest on record, but that there was a temperature difference within the Arctic itself: the temperature of the air above the Arctic Ocean (~3.5°C) was slightly higher than that of the Arctic land (~2.8°C).
  7. Their findings provide further evidence that ocean warming around the globe has influenced the natural cycle of the wind and pressure patterns in the Arctic. El Niños, or warm phases in long-term temperature cycles stemming from tropical regions, have long been known to drive extreme weather events around the world and are occurring with greater frequency as the world warms. El Niño cycles in the equatorial Pacific Ocean can carry warm air and water from tropical circulations to the Arctic, spurring the sea ice to melt. As the ice retreats, it cascades the Arctic into a positive feedback loop known as Arctic amplification, whereby the reduced ice extent gives way to darker ocean waters that absorb more of the sun’s radiation. As it retains more heat, temperatures rise and more ice melts, causing the Arctic region to heat up faster—about four times so—than the rest of the world.
  8. „If the decline of sea ice continues to accelerate at a rate of 13% per decade in September, the Arctic is likely to be free of ice within the next three decades,“ Kumar says. And just as sea-ice retreat is largely the result of anthropogenic pressures from across the globe, its impacts will be felt worldwide: this work adds to the mounting body of evidence that changes in the Arctic sea ice could be detrimental to weather patterns spanning the globe. He says, „The changes taking place in the Arctic can lead to other changes in lower latitudes, such as extreme weather conditions. The world should be watching tropical countries like India, with our research center saddled close to the beaches of Goa, and trying to understand—even in a small way—more about climate change and the polar regions.“

PART-2: CRITICAL COMMENTARY

  1. The article says that over the 40 years of satellite data for Arctic sea ice (extent and volume) and 40 years of satellite data for the lower troposphere temperature above the Arctic ocean, we find that over this period the temperature above he Arctic Ocean has been rising and this rise is attributed to anthropogenic global warming (AGW) that is thought to be a creation of the fossil fuel emissions of humans and that it can therefore be moderated by reducing or eliminating the use of fossil fuels.
  2. At the same time, we find that over these 40 years, Arctic sea ice extent and volume have been declining.
  3. Based on this observed relationship between temperature and sea ice data, the article concludes that the evidence therefore shows that AGW warming has caused the decline in Arctic sea ice.
  4. This attribution is tested with detrended correlation analysis at an annual time scale in a related post on this site [LINK] . The need for detrended correlation arises from the creation of spurious correlations by shared trends and also because the time scale for the proposed causation must be specified in the correlation test. Spurious correlations in time series data not corrected for shared trends with detrended correlation analysis is demonstrated by Tyler Vigen in his book and also on his website [LINK] [LINK]

5.  Tyler’s work implies that to establish a causation relationship between two time series the time scale of the causation must be specified, the two time series must be detrended, and a statistically significant detrended correlation between the two time series at the specified time scale must be shown.

6. Detrended correlation analysis at an annual time scale between the AGW temperature above the Arctic Ocean and sea ice volume measured with the PIOMAS procedure is shown in a related post [LINK] . The charts below show the findings of this analysis. 

7. The first chart shows the sea ice volume for the study period 1979-2019 for each year 1979-2019 and each calendar month from January to September. The second chart shows the average rate of sea ice decline for each calendar month over the study period 1979-2019 – and it shows that the highest rate of decline is seen in July and the lowest rate of decline is found in April.

8. The results of correlation analysis is displayed in third chart. Correlations are shown in blue and detrended correlation in red. The hypothesis is that rising temperatures cause decline sea ice volume and that requires a statistically significant detrended negative correlation between temperature and sea ice volume. Here we see what appears to be strong correlations in the source data (blue line) from corr=-0.4 to corr=-0.6. However, the corresponding detrended correlation (red line) are close to zer and even positive. This means that the correlation seen in the blue line are spurious correlations that are creations of shared trends and not indicative of responsiveness at an annual time scale.

9. We conclude from this analysis as follows:  The data do show declining Arctic sea ice  volume during a period of rising temperature but without evidence for the assumed causation of sea ice decline by AGW and therefore without support for the claim that these changes are driven by AGW and that therefore they can be attenuated with climate action in the form of reducing or eliminating fossil fuel emissions.

10. A MORE DETAILED ANALYSIS IS PROVIDED IN A RELATED POST ON THIS SITE [LINK] . SIMILAR ANALYSIS FOR SEA ICE EXTENT AND AREA ARE PROVIDED IN YET ANOTHER RELATED POST ON THIS SITE [LINK] . No evidence is found that the observed decline in Arctic sea ice extent or volume is driven by the rising temperature  of anthropogenic global warming above the Arctic Ocean.

— Thongchai Thailand

Fox News reporter goes inside Portland riots, details horrific scenes during 12-hour stint with federal agents

Fox News reporter William La Jeunesse visited Portland, Oregon, to cover the ongoing violent riots.

What he saw during his 12-hour visit, stationed with federal agents at Portland’s federal courthouse, highly disturbed him.

What are the details?

La Jeunesse discussed the conditions during Thursday’s “Fox News Rundown” podcast.

La Jeunesse told host Dave Anthony that the environment inside the courthouse is “pretty crazy.” The protests begin about 9 p.m. and remain peaceful until about midnight.

“You’re inside of a building that is pitch black,” he recalled. “They keep the lights off so people aren’t silhouetted, so they can’t be targeted by the people outside.”

He revealed that he was told to put on a gas mask in order to stave off the effects of tear gas.

“It literally coats the floor and the wall,” he said. “And it just kind of sits there in the air.”

Fellow reporter, Mike Balsamo of the Associated Press, issued similar disturbing remarks in a recent report.

Balsamo also recently visited the center of the Portland riots where he said tear gas from protests the night before “still hung in the air” and “coated the floor with a slime that had been hurriedly mopped up by custodians earlier that day.”

‘Don’t look at the laser’

La Jeunesse pointed out that he was also outfitted with a flak jacket and a helmet to protect him from “debris and rocks and frozen bottles and things that were thrown at you when they finally open the doors.”

Other projectiles, La Jeunesse said, included “bats, hockey sticks, a thing with nails in it where you’d hit somebody.”

“What was very inventive was the lawn sprayer that you’d use for pesticides,” he recalled. “[Agents] confiscated, like, 12 of those.”

He also said that industrial lasers are a crowd favorite.

“These are not like a laser pointer that you’d use in class,” the reporter added. “These are the lasers they use that can reach, you know, pilots in airplanes. They’re really strong, and [as] soon as they open the doors, they’ll train those lasers on you. And, of course, you’re instructed ‘Don’t look at the laser.'”

He also recalled the moments when rioters launched fireworks at the fortified federal courthouse.

“It’s really loud and very disconcerting when you’re on the inside,” he said. “And these things, when they burn up in front of you, they burn agents’ legs and arms and neck, stuff like that. They’ve got to go in for treatment.”https://omny.fm/shows/the-fox-news-rundown-1/america-s-lost-summer/embed

— TheBlaze

Bikini doc hits back at sexist study

Women have rallied to rail against a recent sexist study by posting photos of themselves in bikinis.

One doctor, Dr. Candice Myhre, who lives in Kalaheo, Hawaii, captioned one post of herself saving someone while wearing a bikini: „Dr Bikini will save your life in the middle of the ocean when you get hit by a boat.“

Myhre made the post on Instagram, where she has more than 33,000 followers. The post was liked hundreds of thousands of times.

Myhre and many other doctors and nurses have posted selfies in bikinis after a study by male researchers published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery claimed that medics look „unprofessional“ when they share images of themselves in bikinis, swearing or consuming alcohol on social media.

„I am an Emergency Medicine Physician standing in solidarity with female vascular surgeons today. NEWSFLASH: FEMALE DOCTORS CAN WEAR WHATEVER THEY WANT,“ Myhre said.

The hashtag #MedBikini has circulated on social media ever since.

There’s been a push to have the survey retracted, and two of the three male authors have apologized. „We are sorry that we made the young surgeons feel targeted and that we were judgmental,“ two of the authors tweeted.

„In this ridiculous article published in a well respected medical journal, the vascular surgery authors sought out to determine how many vascular surgeons had participated in what they state is „inappropriate social media behaviour“, which they defined as FEMALES IN BIKINIS – BUT GET THIS: NOT MEN IN BATHING SUITS,“ Myhre said in a post.

„My dad who was a triple boarded cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon would not approve of their study. Especially since he liked gardening in a speedo,“ she added.

Someone else posted on social media: „In case you wanna know what’s happening in doctor twitter today: a „scientific“ publication just announced that holding alcoholic drinks and wearing bikinis are unprofessional behaviors for a doctor. What till they hear that med schools started letting women wear pants!“

Some male medical professionals tried so show solidarity by posting bathing suit selfies of their own.

„Although no one will want to see this Dad bod here it is in full support of my female colleagues and this misogynistic study,“ tweeted a male doctor.

— Toronto Sun

US, EU, Berliner Demokratie Staaten: „Kleptokratie“ und Mafia Staaten — Geopolitiker’s Blog

Ein echtes Erfolgs Modell der Mafiös aufgebauten und finanzierten Politischen Stiftungen, von USAID; FES, KAS angefangen. Von einem einmal blühenden Land, mit best ausgebildeten Ingenieren, Lehrern, gute Hochschulen und Funktion des Strom und Wasser Versorgung wurde jedes Land wenn die Amerikaner mit ihren Banden auftauchen, den GTZ und KfW Leuten jedes Land in eine Wüste […]

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The Cultural Revolution in the US and What It Means for the Election

International Man: In 2016, you accurately predicted that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States.

It came as a complete shock for most people. What do you think of his chances of winning a second term?

Doug Casey: I’m not a fan of Trump, per se. He has no philosophical center, no core beliefs. He’s an opportunist who flies by the seat of his pants.

His economic policies are disjointed and inconsistent. Many are idiotic. It’s true he wants to deregulate the economy, and he deserves kudos for that.

But he’s encouraging reckless monetary policies—zero-percent interest rates, gigantic increases in debt, massive public-works projects, and the creation of trillions of new dollars. He’s just building the house of cards higher while enriching the Deep State and corrupting the 30 million Americans making more not working than they made working.

Almost as bad as that is the way he slaps on import duties, embargoes, and quotas at whim. He devastated American farmers by provoking China into a trade war, then spent billions in subsidies to keep them from bankruptcy.

His foreign policies are dangerous. Provoking the Iranians and the Russians is counterproductive. What’s worse, he’s started a cold war with China that could easily spin out of control and turn into a hot war.

But on the bright side, he’s a cultural conservative. And that’s why people support him. He wants to see the US return to the golden days of yesteryear, the world of Leave it to Beaver, Ozzie and Harriet, and Father Knows Best. We’d all like to see domestic tranquility and rising prosperity. But that’s not the world we’re going to be living in, not just for 2020, but the whole decade.

For years, I’ve joked that I planned on watching riots on my widescreen from a secure location, not out my front window. Things have now become so predictable that when I turn on the news, I kill the audio and just put the Stone’s “Street Fighting Man” on a continuous loop.

Given a choice between Trump and the Democrats, if you like what’s left of the US, you have to be a Trump supporter. But since we’ll be in the midst of a gigantic political, economic, and social crisis in November, people will want a radical change. That’s what the Democrats are promising, so they’re likely to win. But there are other factors.

The last election was close enough, but now, four years later, there are four more cohorts of kids that have gone through high school and college and been indoctrinated by their uniformly left-wing teachers. They’re going to vote Democrat overwhelmingly.

The only bright spot for Trump is the stock market. That said, I’m not optimistic about the stock market. It’s at current levels not because the economy is doing well, but because of the avalanche of money being printed. Where it is in November is a question of how much more money the Fed will print, and how much of it flows into the stock market.

For reasons I’ve detailed in the past, the economy is going to be worse, however. And people vote their pocketbook. Bill Clinton was right when he said, “It’s the economy, stupid.” If stocks fall, it will compound this effect. A high stock market can give the illusion of prosperity.

On top of all that, the conservatives are completely demoralized. It’s impossible to defend being a white person anymore; propaganda has made it shameful to be white. If you object to the race-baiters, you’ll be shouted down in the media—even by other white people. It looks like everything you grew up with and thought was part of the cosmic firmament is being washed away as unworthy.

Here are two examples.

Recently, in Stone Mountain in Georgia, there were 1,000 uniformed, armed black men who went out of their way to say that they were looking for a fight. “Where are the rednecks that want to fight with us?”

Well, that would have been out of the question at any time in the past, but no rednecks showed up to the party. That’s partially because they’ve been psychologically cowed, and partially because they recognize that if they did, and if law enforcement was brought in, they’d be the ones that were prosecuted, not the black people.

It’s a complete inversion of what would have been the case only a generation ago. Then the blacks would have been too psychologically cowed to turn up for a fight, and the legal system would have railroaded them.

Just to be clear, I’m opposed to any kind of identity politics, regardless of the group. The point is that there’s been a sea change in mass psychology.

There’s also the case of the Black Lives Matter sign painted in yellow on 5th Avenue. A couple of white people only got as far as painting over a couple of letters before they were arrested. They’re being prosecuted for defacing public property. But the people who recently destroyed statues are not being prosecuted.

It’s a matter of psychology. Whites and conservatives no longer believe in themselves. When that’s true, it’s game over. Yes, I know it’s not true of all of them—but I believe it’s a fair generalization.

If I were to bet money this time on who will win the election, with great regret, I’d have to pick the Democrats.

International Man: For the entirety of Trump’s presidency, there have been nonstop attacks on his legitimacy.

First, it was the allegations of Russian collusion, and then there was the impeachment trial and Ukraine-Gate.

What do you make of this?

Doug Casey: In a way, it’s evidence of the old saying, turnabout is fair play.

For many years, the US government has cultivated regime change in foreign countries by interfering very overtly in their elections.

Why should we be surprised if it happens here?

Although, as far as the Russians are concerned, it’s not even a tempest in a toilet bowl. I’m sure that some Russian kids played around on their computers to see what they could do, but it was totally trivial and meaningless.

The real problem is that when you have a cultural split—such as developed in the US—a country cannot, and more importantly, should not stay together.

At this point, politics has become a contest of who gets to impose their will on the rest of the country. When that’s the case, a country is best off dividing. People should have freedom of association, generally with those whom they share culture, traditions, and general worldviews.

The alternative is chaos, such as we’ve seen in the last few months, or maybe a civil war. And this one wouldn’t be like the unpleasantness of 1861–1865. That was a failed war of secession. The South simply wanted to go its own way. Slavery was an issue, but not the issue. Perhaps we should analyze the war in a future conversation.

The South should have been allowed to break off, much the way that Slovakia and the Czech Republic separated, or the way that Yugoslavia divided into six republics—or, for that matter, the way the Soviet Union broke up into 15 republics.

Abraham Lincoln created the poisonous meme that the states had to be held together by force. Most people now think it’s some type of a crime to even intimate that the US could—or should—break up.

The US is no longer a country that is united by culture and language, ideas, or anything else. It’s become a multicultural domestic empire. It’s too large to be governable. The central government is totally bankrupt. It should break up peaceably before the situation gets completely out of control.

Going back to the idea of foreign interference in US elections, there already are millions of foreign citizens—illegal aliens orchestrated by the Left—interfering directly in the outcome by voting. That’s much more of a change than some random Russians making political comments on Facebook.

International Man: There is no question that tensions are running high in the US. Recently, we saw riots take place in most US cities, a takeover of part of Seattle, and the tearing down of historical statues and cultural symbols.

Is the country on the cusp of a full-blown cultural revolution?

Doug Casey: It appears to be—and these things can come out of almost nowhere.

It’s like the witch hysteria in Salem, among other places in the late 17th century. It just came out of nowhere and took hold—complete irrationality. But if you argued against the prevailing hysteria, you too could be accused and hung.

Look at what happened in Rwanda a generation ago. The Hutus and Tutsis had lived together, more or less amicably, for generations. Then, all of a sudden, a million people got hacked with machetes. The wave blew over, and now things are peaceful again. But if you weren’t out there slaughtering Tutsis during the hysteria, you might be accused of being a sympathizer and killed yourself.

It happened during the Terror of the French Revolution. Over a short period perhaps 40,000 people were murdered, mostly guillotined.

It happened in Cambodia with Pol Pot, when a quarter of the population was murdered. That was a cultural revolution against the educated, and essentially anyone who wasn’t a peasant.

Of course, China is the largest of all, the Great Cultural Revolution of the 60s. The whole country, or at least what looked like the whole country, was bamboozled into overthrowing what they called the Four Olds—old customs, old culture, old habits, and old ideas.

Right now, the same meme is spreading in the US.

The people promoting a US cultural revolution aren’t getting much resistance. The old regime—the conservatives, the Republicans—are totally bamboozled and intimidated. They’ve been brainwashed into accepting the righteousness of the Left’s cultural, political, and social agendas. They don’t like it, but they sheepishly accept it. The schools, the NGOs, corporations, Hollywood, the media have inculcated their notions into society.

This is a real problem. When these things get out of control, the consequences can be genuinely terrible. Trends in motion tend to stay in motion—and this one is even accelerating.

America is unique among the world’s countries because it was founded on the premises of individualism and capitalism, free minds and free markets. More than any other country, it’s lived up to those ideals.

But these people don’t want just a change of government; they want to overturn the actual things that have made America, America. There’s no other place to go once America goes.

Where can you run? In fact, the whole world is moving in the same direction.

International Man: Let’s talk about the Democratic Candidate for president, Joe Biden.

It’s clear that Biden is in cognitive decline.

What do you think this means for his chances of winning in November? If he does win, who will really be running the country?

Doug Casey: Maybe it doesn’t make any difference who the Democratic candidate is at this point. They could probably run a chimpanzee in his place and expect the same result. This election is all about hating Trump. It has little to do with what Trump does or doesn’t believe—because he has no philosophical center. Unfortunately, he’s an authoritarian and a jingoist at heart. His supporters equate that with strength.

The fact that Biden is borderline senile is irrelevant. What’s much more important is who’s going to be his vice president. Biden has said it’s going to be a black female. Which, in today’s heated environment, means basically a crypto-communist.

That’s really dangerous because the president has a lot of power: including the power to make several thousand direct appointees with immense influence. Trump has been very unsuccessful in all his appointments. Philosophically, he might as well have picked random names out of the telephone directory. The Democrats, however, can be counted on to plug in fully vetted idealogues.

If Biden wins, he’ll probably get the Senate and the House too. The Democrats will get a vast array of programs and departments approved. The changes will be much more radical than either Roosevelt’s New Deal or Johnson’s Great Society.

They’ll finance it with unlimited money in a world of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). The US will get a makeover. America will cease to exist.

It’s really serious. The consequences of the Greater Depression will go far beyond a simple bear market.

We’ve survived borderline incompetent and crazy presidents before, of course, like Woodrow Wilson. During his second term, he was rarely even seen in public. It’s known that his wife was making all the decisions. She was, in effect, speaking for Woodrow. Incidentally, he’s my candidate for our worst president. He gave us the Federal Reserve, the income tax, World War One, and much more.

Franklin Roosevelt was elected in 1932, 1936, 1940 and 1944. He would have been elected for life if he hadn’t died in office. Maybe Americans really want a king or a dictator, if Roosevelt is any indication.

Of course, the Constitution now prohibits more than two terms. But perhaps, that no longer makes much difference.

Sure, the president is important. But the fact of the matter is that the Deep State—which is to say the top senators and congressmen, heads of the Praetorian agencies, generals, top corporate guys, top academic guys, top media people—really runs the country.

Since the Deep State supports Biden and despises Trump, they’ll do everything in their power to defeat him.

The 2016 election hit them out of left field. They were taken completely by surprise; they didn’t think it was possible. This time they’re going to be organized, and the Deep State is going to be working actively against Trump’s reelection. That along with everything else I’ve enumerated here and, in our conversation, last week makes for a gloomy scenario.

The chances are overwhelming that the Democrats will win.

Then the cat’s out of the bag. It’s all over for the Old America. Even if we don’t have an actual civil war.

Reprinted with permission from International Man.

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Another Failure of the COVID Diagnostic Test

In previous articles, I’ve detailed several key reasons why the PCR test is worthless and deceptive. (PCR article archive here).

Here I discuss yet another reason: the uniformity of the test has never been properly validated. Different labs come up with different results.

Let’s start here—the reference is the NY Times, January 22, 2007, “Faith in Quick Tests Leads to Epidemic That Wasn’t.”

“Dr. Brooke Herndon, an internist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, could not stop coughing…By late April, other health care workers at the hospital were coughing…”

“For months, nearly everyone involved thought the medical center had had a huge whooping cough outbreak, with extensive ramifications. Nearly 1,000 health care workers at the hospital in Lebanon, N.H., were given a preliminary test and furloughed from work until their results were in; 142 people, including Dr. Herndon, were told they appeared to have the disease; and thousands were given antibiotics and a vaccine for protection. Hospital beds were taken out of commission, including some in intensive care.”

“Then, about eight months later, health care workers were dumbfounded to receive an e-mail message from the hospital administration informing them that the whole thing was a false alarm.”

“Now, as they look back on the episode, epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists say the problem was that they placed too much faith in a quick and highly sensitive molecular test [PCR] that led them astray.”

“There are no national data on pseudo-epidemics caused by an overreliance on such molecular tests, said Dr. Trish M. Perl, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins and past president of the Society of Health Care Epidemiologists of America. But, she said, pseudo-epidemics happen all the time. The Dartmouth case may have been one the largest, but it was by no means an exception, she said.”

“Many of the new molecular [PCR] tests are quick but technically demanding, and each laboratory may do them in its own way. These tests, called ‘home brews,’ are not commercially available, and there are no good estimates of their error rates. But their very sensitivity makes false positives likely, and when hundreds or thousands of people are tested, as occurred at Dartmouth, false positives can make it seem like there is an epidemic.”

“’You’re in a little bit of no man’s land,’ with the new molecular [PCR] tests, said Dr. Mark Perkins, an infectious disease specialist and chief scientific officer at the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, a nonprofit foundation supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. ‘All bets are off on exact performance’.”

“With pertussis, she [Dr. Kretsinger, CDC] said, ‘there are probably 100 different P.C.R. protocols and methods being used throughout the country,’ and it is unclear how often any of them are accurate. ‘We have had a number of outbreaks where we believe that despite the presence of P.C.R.-positive results, the disease was not pertussis,’ Dr. Kretsinger added.”

“Dr. Cathy A. Petti, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Utah, said the story had one clear lesson.”

“’The big message is that every lab is vulnerable to having false positives,’ Dr. Petti said. ‘No single test result is absolute and that is even more important with a test result based on P.C.R’.”

—Sobering, to say the least. Of course, some people will claim that since the date of the Times’ article (2007), vast improvements have been made in the PCR test.

Really? The truth is, something much worse is lurking in the weeds. It has been lurking ever since the PCR was approved for use in diagnostics:

No large study validating the uniformity of PCR results, from lab to lab, has ever been done.

You would think at least a dozen very large studies had checked for uniform results, before unleashing the PCR on the public; but no, this was not the case. It is still not the case.

Here is what should have been done decades ago:

Take a thousand volunteers. Remove tissue samples from each person. Send those samples to 30 different labs. Have the labs run PCR and announce their findings for each volunteer.

“We found the following virus in sample 1…” Something simple like that.

Now compare the findings, in each of the 1000 cases, from all 30 labs. Are the findings the same? Are the outcomes uniform all the way across the board?

My money would be against it. Strongly against.

But this is not the end of the process. SEVERAL of these large-scale studies should be done. In EACH study, there are 1000 volunteers and 30 labs.

Why? Because, as you can readily see, the whole story about a current pandemic is riding on those tests. The story, the containment measures, the lockdowns, the economic devastation, the human destruction—it’s all built on the presumption that the PCR is a valid test.

It’s unthinkable that these validation studies of the PCR weren’t done decades ago. But they weren’t. And there is only one reason why: to avoid the truth. The results of the PCR aren’t uniform. They vary from lab to lab.

One lab says positive for virus B. Another lab says negative for virus B. Both labs are looking at the same sample.

No? Couldn’t be? Then prove it with the several large-scale studies I’m proposing.

I’ll give you a rough fictional analogy for the current testing situation—

In an old-growth forest of immense trees, a government agency tests white spots found on some trunks. The verdict? A highly destructive and novel fungus, for which there is no remedy. Without immediate and drastic action, the fungus will spread to the whole forest and destroy all the trees.

So a government contract is signed with a logging company, and workers move in and start cutting down many trees.

Meanwhile, another lab tests those white spots and reports they’re harmless bird droppings. Yet another lab claims they’re a mild traditional fungus of no great concern.

The reports of these two labs are suppressed and censored. The labs are put on a quiet blacklist, and their business dries up.

The tree cutting continues.

An analyst at the US Forestry Service sends a memo to his boss. It details the fact that the test which found deadly fungus is unreliable. Different labs doing the test come up with different and conflicting results.

Worse yet, that test was never properly validated as a uniform process before being approved for use. In other words, no one did a large study in which multiple labs used the test to determine the composition of spots found on trees. No one made sure that all labs came to the same conclusions using the test.

The Forestry analyst writes: “The test has inherent flaws. Different labs examining the same sample will always come up with different results. This has disastrous consequences in the real world. You can see that now; we are cutting down half a forest to prevent the spread of a fungus which has been noticed for centuries, and never caused serious harm…”

The analyst is fired from his job and firmly reminded that he signed a non-disclosure agreement, and he better keep his mouth shut.

The tree-cutting goes on. A developer buys up the cleared land at a very low price…

In essence, the pipeline of information from actually reliable sources, to the government, and then to the public, is narrowed, and guarded against unwelcome intrusions of TRUTH.

In the case of the PCR test, that’s what is happening.

SOURCE:

nytimes.com/2007/01/22/health/22whoop.html

Reprinted with permission from Jon Rappoport’s blog.

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Chaos! Oregon Governor Says Federal Agents Will Withdraw from Portland

Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler has been begging for federal agents to leave and he may have finally got his wish. The Trump administration has decided if the help is not appreciated to go ahead and pull out and we will see what happens. According to the Governor of Oregon and Ted Wheeler

President Trump has not confirmed this and actually spoke to the contrary this morning.

President Trump has stated many times if the federal government did not intervene in Portland that the federal courthouse would not still be standing.

NY Post reported

Federal agents deployed to Portland to protect federal court buildings from violent protests will begin a phased withdrawal from the city on Thursday, officials announced  — but President Trump warned the government will step back in if local law enforcement can’t rein in “anarchists and agitators.”

“After my discussions with VP Pence and others, the federal government has agreed to withdraw federal officers from Portland,” Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said in a tweet.

“They have acted as an occupying force & brought violence. Starting tomorrow, all Customs and Border Protection & ICE officers will leave downtown Portland.”

In a full statement, Brown added that a limited number of federal officers — who act as security at federal buildings year round — will remain in the city to protect the buildings alongside state police.

Even with the officers pulling out, Brown said nightly protests around the buildings will likely continue — but called their departure “as difficult as it is overdue.”

Trump, meanwhile, threatened in a pair of tweets to send in federal authorities if the local government could not stop “crime and violence” from breaking out in the city.

“If the Federal Government and its brilliant Law Enforcement (Homeland) didn’t go into Portland one week ago, there would be no Portland — It would be burned and beaten to the ground,” Trump wrote.

“If the Mayor and Governor do not stop the Crime and Violence from the Anarchists and Agitators immediately, the Federal Government will go in and do the job that local law enforcement was supposed to do!” he added.

The acting head of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, also said he anticipates the agency to “change our force posture” if circumstances on the ground in the city change.

Wolf said he and Brown had agreed to a joint plan to end “violent activity” in the city aimed at federal buildings.

“State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attack for the past two months,” Wolf said in the statement.

“Oregon State Police will coordinate with Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers to ensure all federal facilities remain protected and secure,” he added.

The federal officers and protesters have been clashing nightly since their deployment in early July amid growing demand for withdrawal from Oregon officials.

The city has endured two months of protest and riots since the police-involved death of George Floyd.”

— magAMedia

Portland’s Wall Of Mom’s Crumbles After being Disavowed by BLM for “Anti Blackness” — magAMedia

Main Stream Media picked up several stories about the “Wall of Moms” in Portland who were supposedly mothers of protesters who came together to work with Black Lives Matter. 714 weitere Wörter

Portland’s Wall Of Mom’s Crumbles After being Disavowed by BLM for “Anti Blackness” — magAMedia

Unbelievable! Check Out The Lasers ‘Protesters’ Are Using In Portland to Permanently Blind Federal Officers [Video] — magAMedia

At least 4 federal agents have already been permanently blinded in Portland. Members on social media have posted a video with the type of laser the protesters are using and it is shocking. 187 weitere Wörter

Unbelievable! Check Out The Lasers ‘Protesters’ Are Using In Portland to Permanently Blind Federal Officers [Video] — magAMedia