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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 disorders."

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 Transparency'.
November 29th; Monday. A locksmith (in wonderful overalls) reviews safecracking scenes in films.

November 28th; Sunday. Go to see exciting disassembly of a 3D printer in Tam's Science Cave. Later he shows me a scene from a film 'Ocean's 12' (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 'Mr Siemens'.
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 of covid-19.
November 25th; Thursday. Interesting blast from the past. A Wired article from the summer of 2003 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:
one, two, three.
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 CNN?

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 ('Legjobb 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) should 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 some people cannot imagine colour.

November 6th; Saturday. Watch 'Gaslight' (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 Facebook executives.

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 breaking down.
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 /
3) A review of death figures /
4) Fauci on record in 2019 proposing "a virus from China" be used to force compulsory vaccination.



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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3 disaster (news on sunday)
4 money unmade (russian barter in the 1990s)
5 the sleepwalkers
6 e
7 the kruschev era
8 the end of science
9 don't you want me?
10 the carpet wars
11 zelator
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
22 zoology
23 journey by moonlight
24 heavenly serbia
25 ratkay endre
26 the handmaid's tale
27 the selective eye
28 a megismerese epitokovei
29 intention
30 thirty nine steps
31 princess
32 the pyramids
33 the etruscans
34 moonchild
35 paradise news
36 culture of time & space 1880 to 1918
37 szimmetria
38 babel orokeben
39 astro-archeology
40 a history of islamic spain
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; 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 pagan spirit animal.
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 Alec Baldwin accidentally 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 1990s recession.

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 Cardinal Mindszenty in the 1940s), the creepy South Korean dystopian TV show Squid Game, and Gaslight (the 2nd 1940s film version with Ingrid Bergman).
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 relation of 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: (a) / (b) / (c).
October 6th; Wednesday. A consciously liberal Twitter account, of someone appalled by covid-19 authoritarianism: James Melville.

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 globalist 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 David Bohm.

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