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December 1st; Wednesday.
First of several document dumps from the US drug-licensing authority, the FDA, about how it
let Pfizer sell a vaccine after barely more than 3 months of checks. Followed by the astonishing
gall of asking for 55 years to release the data - until 2076 AD in other words. To its credit,
the court refused to roll over and gave the FDA 20 days to produce the first dump in
accordance with a freedom-of-information query. This
initial batch of paperwork already reveals that by February 2021 over
1,200 people appear to have died during Pfizer vaccine trials. Plus
"tens of thousands of reported adverse events, including 23 cases of
spontaneous abortions out of 270 pregnancies and more than 2,000 reports of cardiac
November 30th; Tuesday.
Worth recalling from a fortnight ago the FDA's
hilarious request to the court of 55 years to release its internal documents
on how it granted covid-19 vaccine licences to Pfizer. 108 days to grant the licence,
55 years to release the documents demanded by 'Public Health and Medical Professionals for
November 29th; Monday.
A locksmith (in wonderful overalls) reviews
scenes in films.
November 28th; Sunday.
Go to see exciting disassembly of a 3D printer in Tam's
Later he shows me a scene from a film
(after using the music to test his prototype intelligent ashtray)
he is amazed I have never seen. This is before the arrival later on for drinks
of the mysterious
November 27th; Saturday.
Warming Arctic sea ice reopened the north-eastern passage across the sea north
of Siberia in late summers 2000 up to recently. Those with faith in the global-warming story thought this
was going to continue, so shipping on that route increased. Now dozens of freight ships are trapped
in pack ice, awaiting rescue by Russian icebreakers, because they dismissed data in the decade since
2012 showing Arctic ice cover is growing again, and winter freezes are coming earlier.
November 26th; Friday.
Here's an old interview with Kary Mullis, the Nobel Laureate biochemist who developed the
polymerase chain reaction (PCR) process, had disputes already with Fauci in the 1980s over HIV,
and who died three days before Jeffrey Epstein in late 2019. Had he not died (of pneumonia), the
covid-panic snowball would have been unable to get rolling because a crucial early stage in misleading
the public worldwide was misuse of Mullis's PCR test to exaggerate the alleged danger and spread
November 25th; Thursday.
Interesting blast from the past. A Wired article from the summer of
about developing a SARS vaccine. Fascinating to see the language
used, the warnings about rushing a vaccine (which means less than a decade), and the same apocalyptic tone
over a not-particularly-important disease outbreak.
November 24th; Wednesday.
"I Went On a Date with a Double-Vaxxed Socialist".
November 23rd; Tuesday.
Our Man in Bucharest shares some fascinating quotations.
November 22nd; Monday.
Cardiologist who mocked deaths of unvaccinated people dies after
his third inoculation.
November 21st; Sunday.
Singapore's obsession with technology, and where it's taking them.
November 20th; Saturday.
(i) New German study confirms that higher vax coverage >>
more excess deaths ;
(ii) A farewell to Jeremy Farrar leaving SAGE, apparently
rather petulantly ;
(iii) The Lancet (now it wants to be allowed back
into polite company) says "stigmatising" the unvaccinated
isn't justified. Duh. The proper word is 'scapegoating' of course.
Perhaps just a tad late given the planted story The Lancet carried in 2020 spring that
wrongly slated the properties of hydroxychloroquine, clearing the way for the vastly expensive
non-vaccines that were never needed, justified, or safe ;
(iv) A doctor very carefully argues that mRNA-modifying vaccines
"might" be making the virus worse. As informed people warned in early
2020 when they said vaccines were unjustified and premature ;
(v) Wittily described as a "mystery", this article is subtitled
"Officials are trying to understand
why some of LA's highest coronavirus case rates are currently
in communities with high vaccination rates". Why might that be, eh? What a
puzzling mystery, to be sure.
November 19th; Friday.
Japan joins the other countries discovering that
ivermectin does work after all.
November 18th; Thursday.
The risk of developing acute coronary syndrome significantly increased
after receiving mRNA covid-19 vaccines, an American Heart Association report found.
November 17th; Wednesday.
Some of that recycled cool-jazz cafe music:
King Kooba & Feel the Colour / The Bobby Hughes Combination &
Moogjuus / Rather confusingly, there's also a Bobby Hughes Experience
(same Norwegian bod) -
Sahara 72 / Les Hommes &
Girl on a Mission / Italian Secret Service &
Not the Same.
November 16th; Tuesday.
Interesting article about how pharmaceuticals got their litigation-proof slapdash
non-vaccines under the regulatory bar.
November 15th; Monday.
More detail on why the evidence now increasingly shows these "vaccines" worsening
(rather than improving)
people's resistance to getting sick from covid-19.
November 14th; Sunday.
Gibraltar apparently leads Europe in its vaccination rate, and yet covid-19 cases have
surged to new highs there.
How much more obvious does it need to get before people grasp that the vaccines are
spreading the virus and the vaccines are strengthening the virus?
November 13th; Saturday.
Two covid-19 stories:
lead in covid-19 infections among vaccinated people over
unvaccinated people widens again; US health officials admit no record exists of
even one person getting sick from covid-19 a second time
except from a vaccine.
Constantine arrives to stay here at Robin's flat for a couple of weeks.
November 12th; Friday. Though
celebrated in late March, here are three images of the Annunciation, partly because the angels are charming:
November 11th; Thursday.
Did anyone see the 2019 film 'Bombshell'? Looks like quite an
expensive film that somehow fell short. Striking how it mocks and attacks
Fox News by name,
even in the trailer: do we assume the filmmakers are more aligned with
November 10th; Wednesday.
Article questions legitimacy of Orthodox Jewish pro-vaccine group, curiously enough set up
in March 2019.
November 9th; Tuesday.
Am wondering what this film
tudomasom szerint' / 'As Far As I Know') is like. Perhaps
one of those acidic Hungarian comedies on the knife edge between
bleakly depressing and bitterly funny.
Should be possible to see it here in December.
November 8th; Monday.
A claim that 70% of covid-19 deaths are now among vaccinated people in Britain. Meanwhile an
Australian doctor makes the point that vaccines (let alone unfinished half-vaccines rushed into production
after less than a year of development while being protected against lawsuits)
never have been used against covid-19. On top of that, they were never needed in the first place.
November 7th; Sunday.
A short but thought-provoking YouTube talk suggests that
cannot imagine colour.
November 6th; Saturday.
(the 1944 version with Ingrid Bergman) over at Filmmaker Jessica's flat. It seems that Patrick
Hamilton had a grim life - he apparently wrote this after being disfigured by a nasty car accident.
I can remember the dark atmosphere when I read
'The West Pier', like a sour taste shot through the book.
November 5th; Friday.
Guy Fawkes Night sees demonstrations against the government in Britain. Meanwhile, major investor
calls for criminal charges to be laid against
November 4th; Thursday.
All from one long-essay website, a May article alleging links between
Bill Gates & Jeffrey Epstein, an interesting piece (March) about the
curious recent death of Tanzania's president
John Magufuli, and a detailed May 2020 discussion of
creepy pro-AI policy from the US permanent government.
November 3rd; Wednesday.
Study reported in Nature: Cell Discovery
finds covid-19 vaccines damage people's immune systems. Two people working for Fauci reported
concerns with his research as early as 2016. Deleted British government paper
gloats that the public loves conforming.
November 2nd; Tuesday.
The media slowly start to do their job again:
'How Fauci Fooled America'.
November 1st; Monday.
Not only does covid-19 now appear to be a disease that infects & sickens mainly people
vaccinated against it, but vaccinated people's whole
immune systems seem to be
More related articles:
1) Official data skewed to hide sickness among the vaccinated /
2) Claim vaccinated-versus-unvaccinated contrast
is misleading shown to be itself misleading /
death figures /
4) Fauci on record in 2019
proposing "a virus from China" be used to
force compulsory vaccination.
Recent weblog entries
Who can translate the next 300 words into
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.
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
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?
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
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.
Wireless radio can be a great comfort to those unable
to leave the textbooks in which they live *6
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
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
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.
Mark Griffith, site administrator /
*1 image from , with thanks
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*2 "Al-Araby" in written
*3 "What?" in American Sign
Language; image from , with thanks
*4 "Big" in written
(read more); image from , with
*5 image from , with
*6 image from , with
*7 image from
'B?ume', with thanks to
Bruno P. Kramer,
and Franckh-Kosmos Verlag
October 31st; Sunday.
Again from the Public Domain
Review, a fascinating piece about an early-20th-century scientist who tried to do
Marxist astronomy. Fittingly named Tony Pancake.
Robin & I are up chatting into the small hours - and in front of our eyes they get smaller! As it reaches 3am
early today, the 31st, we see our mobile phones & laptops magically click back to 2am. Of course government
takes priority over time & space.
October 30th; Saturday.
Article from 2020 - claims about earlier vaccine drives funded by Bill Gates.
October 29th; Friday.
Interesting parallels between a 2010 document and today's covid-19 scare.
October 28th; Thursday.
Trouble between the EU and Poland. Meanwhile Filmmaker Jessica kindly takes me to see the new version of
'Dune' in a half-empty cinema (more precisely
Dune 1 - it seems there will be two films, both shot partly in Hungary). As with the David Lynch version
I saw half a lifetime ago, it's the sand worms that fulfil the film's promise. Or rather, the
worms plus the musical score do the real work together. The overall recipe still Sinbad In Space.
October 27th; Wednesday.
Poignant set of articles about eccentrics and mavericks exploring Japan's forests for sightings of
Japanese wolves, supposedly extinct before World War 1. Japan clearly an odd place, highly
industrialised yet still 2/3 forest, where the probably extinct native wolf is revered as a
October 26th; Tuesday.
A student prompts me to look up the trailer for Hal Hartley's
'Simple Men' and
a well-written review of
the film from when it came out.
October 25th; Monday.
Lunch with Mark, Zoe, and Lucy in the region of Kalvin square. Among many other
topics we discuss the odd case in recent days of film actor
shooting the camerawoman dead on a film set,
probably due to the dumbness of the film's "armourer", who assured him the gun was safe and unloaded.
October 24th; Sunday.
Fascinating few hours with Tam in the Science Cave. His friend gives
a geopolitics presentation in French
& English to camera in one room while I fiddle amateurishly with a computer in the laboratory proper.
October 23rd; Saturday.
One of our contributors reports on Sweden (along with Denmark)
withdrawing the Moderna vaccine against covid-19 over health concerns.
October 22nd; Friday.
Ten days ago the Twitter account
CromwellStuff attempted to send out tweets
that Antarctica has just seen its coldest winter for decades. Apparently a
forbidden opinion on Twitter.
October 21st; Thursday.
Lucid overview from ten days ago on the fake energy crisis caused
by the ESG investment model.
October 20th; Wednesday.
I'm recommended to watch 'Princes
of the Yen', a quite interesting documentary
about the Japanese economy from WW2 to now. Fascinating detail on the 1980s property bubble and resulting
October 19th; Tuesday.
A rather haunting image, a simple
collage, on the 'cosmic.nun' Instagram account.
October 18th; Monday.
Interesting talk explaining the term 'astroturfing' - a name for
the creation of fake "grass-roots" movements.
October 17th; Sunday.
At Filmmaker Jessica's, she shows me trailers for a 2019 film version of the stage musical
Cats (with James Corden "as a fat pussy"), early 1950s film
The Prisoner (the lead actor is Alec Guinness as Hungarian priest
in the 1940s), the creepy South Korean dystopian TV show
Squid Game, and
Gaslight (the 2nd 1940s film version with
October 16th; Saturday.
Iceland halts Moderna vaccinations due to heart-inflammation concerns. Late-night wine & pizzas with Jessica and her thoughtful
nuclear engineer friend.
October 15th; Friday.
Intriguing short film (20 minutes) by a scriptwriting coach called Jack Grapes.
He says audiences want stories based on personal struggles
to redefine life, at least if I've understood him correctly.
October 14th; Thursday. Nifty
40-page report from the 1630s: 'A most certaine and true
a strange monster or serpent found in the left
ventricle of the heart of John Pennant, Gentleman,
of the age of 21 yeares'. Via the
Public Domain Review.
October 13th; Wednesday.
US Senator pointing out that compulsory vaccination doesn't match with pharmaceuticals being granted
immunity from prosecution.
October 12th; Tuesday.
Vaccinated 28-year-old woman MP collapses in Austrian
Parliament during a speech in which she was apparently advocating vaccinating children
against covid-19. Meanwhile Japanese nationalists celebrate
Otoya Yamaguchi Day, to mark
a 17-year-old killing Japan's Socialist Party leader in 1960. "Right wing" in the Wikipedia
article is wrong of course - nationalists sat on the left of the French National
Assembly in 1789, not the right. Yet more internecine left-wing violence, nationalist against
socialist, relabelled by liars on the left as not their work.
October 11th; Monday.
Fabulously dated-looking mid-60s pervert shocker movie with Bond-style theme tune, 'Who
Killed Teddy Bear?' Perhaps worth seeing - even
the poster is unmistakeably of its time.
October 10th; Sunday.
A weblog discusses globalist pressure to impose unnecessary
vaccine passes as conditions for
normal life (going into shops, catching trains, entering museums, gyms, cafes).
October 9th; Saturday.
Rather good short history article from 7 years ago about the heyday of
high-speed mail coaches in
Britain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
October 8th; Friday.
The French version of the intended
world identity card.
October 7th; Thursday.
Some elegant, or at least austere, ceramic art:
October 6th; Wednesday.
A consciously liberal Twitter account, of someone appalled by covid-19 authoritarianism:
October 5th; Tuesday.
A couple of days ago, several Facebook-related apps and related bits of the internet went
down or slowed down. Speculation immediately started that this was the next aspiring
world-government power grab after the imminent failure of the climate-warming and covid-19
gambits. After dusk Victoria drops
by. She, Robin, & I natter into the small hours, putting the world to rights.
October 4th; Monday.
From a couple of months ago, a speech by a politician in the Dutch Parliament setting out the
passport project that motivated the dishonestly hyped covid-19 scare.
October 3rd; Sunday.
Wake up on Jessica Filmmaker's cream-coloured sofa. Last night she threw a party and we watched
two films on her big screen television. Both movies were really about innocence.
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985), which I'd never seen, is really a film about
adults behaving like six-year-olds. Pee Wee is a true naif, blithely in love with his fancy
bicycle and utterly devastated when it is stolen from him. He goes on a big mission across the
United States to find and reunite with his beloved velocipede. Various other characters, such
as the girl at the bicycle shop hopelessly and secretly in love with him, are also small children
inside the bodies of adults. Some remarkable moments.
Spinster (2019) is a
very low-key dry comedy about a woman in her 30s being nagged into getting married.
October 2nd; Saturday.
Our contributor Tyler Durden discusses India's use of ivermectin, which
turns out (what a surprise) to be
effective against covid-19 after all.
October 1st; Friday.
An old 1980s New Scientist interview with
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