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Sep 8, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

“What did they mean by 90% effective?”

Not to mention the statistical sleight-of-hand that is commonly used in clinical trials to make an almost insignificant effect seem astronomical. Relative risk!

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Exactly!!

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Re the stupid "guidelines" for the 3rd and 5th floors at Lionsgate, my former company whose office building was within the confines of the City of Boston, complied with such directives from the City. For example, walking only counterclockwise on each floor; no mask at your desk, but masks while away; two people at a time in the elevators each with their backs to each other facing the opposing corner with their feet on painted-on white shoes; standing outside in line waiting to be called into the lobby to swipe IDs and then wait in between stanchions in the elevator lobby to be directed two at a time into one of the three elevators.

Can you imagine? Grown, "sophisticated" adults allowed themselves these deep indignities and humiliations? Because? Respiratory infection. Because? Somebody told them to.

I? #NeverHaveNeverWill.

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Wow the elevator rules.......really saving a lot of grandmas with that one.

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Truly, SM. Just so many grandmas -- and grandpas -- saved with that one.

Another fave of mine -- which I didn't get to experience firsthand because I decided to leave -- was the prohibition on the internal stairs. Now instead of being able to walk up or down one of the two sets, one could only go up or down on them. So, if you found yourself near a stairway (now only a one-way staircase) and you needed to go the other way -- the rules said you had to walk -- counterclockwise -- to the other side of the building to use the staircase designated for the direction you needed to go in.

Because? Respiratory infection.

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Some viruses can only go up, some can only go down!

SCIENCE!!!

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Absurd and humiliating -- all of it -- but it was the elevator garbage that told me my days were numbered -- and they were. After more than ten years.

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That was the point -- the ability to set stupid rules and make everybody follow them all the time, thus ensuring the virus was always at the forefront of everybody's mind.

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Sep 1, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

I will NEVER forget what the evil monsters did "for our own good". I deemed myself essential after 2 weeks last go around and went to work. (by myself btw for over a year) This time .... nope nope and nope. So NOT doing any of the nonsense or even faking it.

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Aug 31, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023

After reading this post, I have been trying to find something interesting in Netflix to see, with not much luck, btw.

What I have realised is that the entertainment industry has decided that masks are no good business. There are just not American, or European movie or series showing masked people to protect granny. It is as if they have removed the last three years from history.

Funnily enough, there are a few Asian series in which celebrities use masks, but only to disguise themselves in public.

For me, it shows that almost everybody hates masks. You may not say it openly, but you don't use them if you want to make money in the show business.

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Aug 31, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

SC - "Now is the time to get loud and tell the ‘leaders’ to shove their arbitrary and convoluted rules" Yesterday in the US: 16 deaths counted "from" Covid

Reality:

16 dead from comorbidities, mistreatment & the vaccine

700 from sepsis, nothing to see there.

Temps in the 90's somewhere in August

Que up Alt Reality...

Time to give up your car, heat & meat then distance, lockdown, gel, mask and booster up!

If YOU allow them to PLAY THE SAME STUPID GAME...

You win the same stupid prizes.

NON COMPLIANCE IS ESSENTIAL Mr. Mulder

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Chiming in late. 1) I’m not buying these surges in hospitalizations. Whenever a seasonal flu debuts, the elderly and immuno compromised cause an uptick in hospitalizations. And again statistics... if 3 people are in the hospital and then a fourth, that’s a 30% increase 2) not only did they tell us that the vaccine was 90% effective , they told us if we didn’t get it, we could die and CAUSE other people to die....and lastly 3) Mitch McConnell is Example A why there must be a mandatory retirement age. Who is running his office???

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The surges are in the mind of the media only.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#maps_percent-inpatient-beds-state

Beds occupied by patients with a positive covid test: 2.2%

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So, who remembers how all the mask BS evolved?

It started with news reports of hospital workers not having enough N95 masks. Of course, China, the maker of the masks was hoarding them for themselves, and the shortage became chronic. At the same time, a two week shutdown became never-ending. What was the result? People with time on their hands and a sewing machine solved the problem by making cloth masks out of whatever material was available. I've used masks professionally for decades. I use the N95s and respirators, each with its purpose. As I saw all these hand-made masks appearing, I had to wonder if they were actually good for anything. After all, OSHA would NEVER have let me wear a handmade cloth mask with an assumption that it met specs. In no time, I was on the internet looking for any info on the cloth masks, and did they serve any purpose. There was little scientific research on the masks, since they had appeared essentially out of thin air, or at least not from any factory that was inspected by government agencies.

What little I found online gave the masks a COVID rating of essentially useless. Remember too, when the cloth masks started to be a thing, Fauci was asked about their efficacy, and he laughed. He said they were pointless. But then, realizing that wouldn't go over well, he said that if people wanted to wear them, that was fine with him.

That, folks, is the essential history of how cloth masks became a "thing".

As time went by, multiple "authorities" mandated masks, making NO distinction of what kind of mask, or of its efficacy. We all know where it went from there. These useless masks became a means to force compliance. The useful idiots wore them proudly as a testament to their eagerness to conform to the dictates of their socialist masters. Those of us who resisted, were shunned and denied basic civil rights. Sadly, to this day, there are still millions who proudly wear their useless masks as their own personal declaration that they have no mind of their own.

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The board of Vetrinarians here in Oregon visited every vet clinic and insisted all mask inventories were accounted for - and excesses in some cases were turned over to the state license board/advisors. Next bird flu you can bet backyard chickens and other livestock (as well as food) will be taken - you watch... and the raids will be probably conducted by UN forces.

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Aug 31, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

Have you tried pointing out to maskees that the info from the manufacturer states what the mask protects against, and that viruses aren't on the list?

I have (not that even 1/100 masked up here in Sweden anyway) and got this response:

"But they must help, otherwise people wouldn't be doing it."

Well, that shut me up.

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I am enrolled in the Worker's Compensation system. It is state-owned insurance for accidents in the workplace, and we are required to be enrolled.

The reason I mention this is that, early in the pandemic, Worker's Comp sent me a bag of hundreds of cloth masks. There was no information with them concerning proper use, or efficacy.

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Aug 31, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023

I only worn useless cloth masks during the whole thing. And of course only when I was forced to.

Why? Because masks do not work to control a respiratory virus, but at least my 100% cotton, home-made masks were more comfortable and free from whatever chemicals the "Made in China" ones might have.

If you saw me, barely covering my nose with a completely useless thing, you might have thought I was an idiot, but I think I was just protecting myself against the evil forces of the government.

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Early on, I made a couple from Battenberg lace (giant holes between the florals) and “wore a cloth face covering” (per guidelines at the time) just to access life essentials. To fly, I’d add a tiny piece of kleenex inside to get on the plane, where I could remove all to sip my bottled water over the course of the flight. One airport employee accosted me in Seattle about this style. I stomped back “shame on you” and made a spectacle of her to the other passengers. This was before the time of Nelson’s French Laundry soirée and Obama’s birthday gala…quel prescience!

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*Newsom’s

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Wait! I think you've discovered what the rating for the masks should be.--"Wearing of this cloth mask has been found to be protective against government investigation and judgement. Failure to wear this mask may result in undesirable persecution and result in job loss."

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Sep 1, 2023·edited Sep 1, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

Yes. You are correct. We can share the royalties if this wording becomes mandatory.

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Fauci initially stated specifically that people shouldn't be going around wearing masks, they don't help. Then Deep State Deborah Birx came on the scene, and he instantly changed his tune.

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While still telling his friends privately they didn't need to wear one because they didn't do anything.

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Exactly. We're talking about government, here. They should have had some sort of specs for a 'real' mask, but they just said to strap an old t-shirt to your face and call it good. That's how we knew it was all B.

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Frankly I was surprised that, at least to lend credibility, they didn't have any specifications on the masks. Apparently, a Halloween mask would suffice.

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May I use this? Ty

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Sure. Please give credit where it is due. Thanks.

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Will do Radical !

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Keep an eye on this ignored fact - the U.S. military has a massive repository of stores blood samples from every active duty personnel in the world. This archived blood - from different time points - could have been tested for antibodies, which might have provided definitive evidence of "early spread." If this had happened, all the Covid narratives would be shown to be false. Why hasn't stored blood samples from, say, January 2020 been tested for antibodies?

https://billricejr.substack.com/p/i-keep-finding-interesting-information?

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We both know the answer to that.

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Aug 31, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

Because it would be so inconvenient?

Similarly, why didn't they make periodic antibodies statistical surveys to follow the evolution of the proportion of the already infected population?

Because it would have shown the extremely low IFR of the covid thing.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

"Fool me once... fool me twice ..."

I don't know how many may have had a similar experience, but I could understand the two week slow down to try to prevent overwhelming the medical facilities, making the assumption that the evidence presented was truthful and accurate, but it wasn't.

When two weeks became two months, when restriction piled on top of restriction, when arbitrary prognostications became THE SCIENCE™, but it wasn't.

At that point my cooperation ended.

It was all propaganda, the evil empire of pharma and sociopathic control freaks appointed to positions of royalty without consequences, went to war against the commoner.

This time will be different, or we will cease to be a society.

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Some have been saying this for years, yet we still have people who trust the government aka politicians. Interestingly enough people tend to trust the government more than they trust politicians. When this exists and remains, our lives, health, and futures. Are determined by people we do not trust. I rest my case.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

I make this same point frequently, and people look at me as if I were an alien.

It is one mystery that just mystifies me.

Someone better prepared than me needs to study it, because it will provide useful insights of the human nature.

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I sure can’t explain it or understand it. A total mystery to me. At least I am not alone in this.😉

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

Consider what's more discomforting and stressful:

Living under a government and politicians you don't trust, or under one you do trust.

So people "trust" because it feels less bad that way. Almost exactly like how an abused spuse or child try to rationalise the abuse, to make it feel less horrible.

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It's sort of funny because if you ask people if they trust politicians, they say no. Ask people if they trust big pharma, they say no. But combine these things together and suddenly their word is gospel.

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Cognitive dissonance, I guess. Hard to read or understand the masses and the herd mentality.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

Resist, fight back and never give in is the order of the day then.

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Same as it ever was.

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Aug 31, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

Thanks for the reminder of the Talking Head's ONCE IN A LIFETIME. That band needs to regroup and tour! After all, 82-yr-old Bob Dylan is in the middle of a 3-year tour. By the way, he just ended his world tour and has returned to the USA!!!!!

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You know I love to slip in song references when I can :)

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The images alone are so disturbing and testimony to what they forced on us.....never again, in any way, shape or form. Biden wants more funding to develop another vaccine “because the others didn’t work”... nfw. Only 17% of fully vaxxed/boosted people opted for a third booster... and they think Pfizer is going to succeed with this?? I actually predict that the msm water carriers are going to back off in their cheerleading for more COVID shots.... and that’s the best news!

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My theory here is the drug companies and their investors need another bailout/cash infusion from the taxpayers. The forced jab and lockdown threats are another diversion.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

What for-profit business would turn down tax money with no liabilities attached?

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Bingo! They need “us” to offset their $losses on the last one. Never mind that Pfizer had $150 Billion in COVID related profits in 2021.....the fear mongering is ridiculously disproportionate , even the CDC says it’s highly transmissible but very mild.... so a seasonal cold. But let’s keep up the daily didactics..... I’m working on some polite resistance..” my body, my choice”...”I don’t NEED another vaccine”.... “Do I look like a Guinea Pig?”...

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Love the questions. Resist and do not comply.

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But THIS one will totally work! Promise!

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

A great article.

"So while there’s no police available to respond to your car being stolen or to stop downtown from burning, there’s always a dozen officers ready to respond to a guy alone without a mask."

This is such a great point. And 100% spot on.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

That picture of cops trying to put that stupid surgical mask on a guy with his hands tied behind his back is infuriating!

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We need to surround him and pin him down for safety!

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Sadly, we're living it.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

On this very point today in the UK -

"It’s Crime Week in the UK according to the government grid, so Rishi (Sunak) is talking tough on catching thugs and keeping them behind bars. Already the government have announced new laws to force convicts to show up to their sentencing hearings in-person (!!!) and now he’s calling on the police to focus on the “bread and butter” issues like theft, rather than woke distractions like taking the knee. He told GB News:

“I think what officers and police everywhere should be focussing on is on tackling crime. That’s what the public expect and what I expect from the police. And I’ve been talking to police officers here today, that’s what they’re keen to deliver. And that’s why one of the things we’ve done recently is agree with the police that they will follow up all reasonable lines of inquiry when thefts happen.”

What incredible insight and vision from the (unelected) British PM who will almost certainly fail to be elected at the next election....

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

That is a great plan.

Currently in any Western country, the rate of police efficiency against theft is effectively 0%.

So, if say, next year the UK police would solve a theft case, any theft case, it would be an infinite improvement in one basic government service.

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Made me look it up for Sweden.

Robbery, average all types together: 10% of reported.

Burglary, same as above: 4% of reported.

Illegal possession of firearm in a public place: 10% of reported.

Rape: 20%. Out of over 9 500 reported rapes.

Arab, negro, afghan, gypsy, and similar are over-represented by a factor of 25 or more, as they commit 90%+ of the above crimes.

Which is the reason our Criminal Statistics Agency refuse to update online databases with any data from pre-massmigration days.

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Aug 31, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023

Thank you very much for the information. It is outstanding! It would be interesting to see how they define "reported". Otherwise, it looks like a very impressive record.

Do you know if they include in these numbers those cases in which private security agents call the police after catching a thief?

In Spain, I have never seen statistics comparing cases reported with cases solved. So I have been using a non-randomised, empirical study. I know nobody that reported a minor theft and had the case solved, and whatever was stolen returned by the police.

Nor have I ever seen anywhere a study to determine the proportion of committed thefts that are actually reported? I have always suspected that most people only report a theft if they want to make an insurance claim.

Also, since it doesn't really help me in any way that the police catches a thief and sends him to prison, the only relevant statistic is in terms of money: Last year there were thefts for an aggregate value of XXX million euros, or dollars, or whatever, and YYY million euros were recovered and successfully returned to the victims.

I have found an interesting statistic. The investment in security by the Spanish government since 1996 varies between 0.47 and 0.64% of the Spanish GNP. Whatever the unreported effectiveness of the Spanish police is, they believe it is good enough considering that the State has at its disposal over 40% of our GNP.

All of this is a joke!

Regarding the profile of offenders. That is a totally different story that we can discuss at length another day.

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In Sweden, the profile of the offender is extremely important - these are alleged refugees that have been given free residence, citizenship and full rights without contributing anything at all. They get - depending on size of family and such factors - free health care, free dental care, normal pension when they come of that age, and they can freely travel to and move to their country of origin without losing any benefits.

And they repay this kindness with robberies, murders, dog fighting arenas, rapes, looting and plunder singling out swedish women and elderly especially.

So, their race or whatever word you want to use, is very relevant. Especially when you are my age, old enough to remember when Sweden was 95%+ swedes only.

"Reported" means the crime was reported to police, and formally filed.

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I agree completely. Unfortunately, this is happening everywhere. It is another thing we have to thank our rulers for.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

How soon will that next election be?

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

The extra ventilators were sold for pennies on the dollar.

Want to see how well the government takes care of its citizens? Katrina, sandy, Hawaii fires, poison shots, compromised medical information and the list goes on.

Masks….WTF are they doing now.

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Yep. Sold as non-working scrap metal.

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Pareto is considered a realist. Realists consider human nature invariable, guided by necessity, virtue and luck; to dominate is the strength of the lion or the cunning of the fox. There can be no government of the people; sovereignty is always in the hands of the few, history is a graveyard of aristocracies, and political struggle is a competition between rising and falling elites. Among the authors cited, Pareto has the broadest and longest gaze, as an economist and sociologist, as an observer of history, politics and characters. Pareto was the first to introduce the concept of elite, which transcends that of political class, to which Moscow was referring instead. For Pareto, the elite is like a flower, it withers; but if the plant, i.e. society, is healthy, another flower will soon be born. Hah. The elites a century after Pareto listened. And ultimately guess what, Covid demonstrated the population was very sick.

In 2020, more than 252 million prescriptions were prescribed for mental health conditions. That number was higher in 2018 at 255 million, suggesting a slight decline in prescriptions for psychiatric medications. Mental illness in the form of a psychic contagion spread by propaganda brought forth in my opinion by Medical Nemesis. A population of Proust's without talent, dwelling in work cubicles and cars shuttling their human being hither and thither like a fiend going nowhere, lost in "À la recherche du temps perdu."

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

I’m old enough to remember when the Gadsden Flag came as a CrackerJack prize.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

I flew the Gadsden flag and was told it was a gun nut flag. This flag is so versatile! It is like a Rorschach test, look at the flag, what do you see? Tell me how you feel about that.

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That's why the FBI or whoever sends out those stupid terror alert newsletters -- to smear the symbols and beliefs of the wrongthinkers.

https://simulationcommander.substack.com/p/were-all-terrorists-now

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I wish I was!!!

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