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-Great Cultural Revolution
Critical Witchcraft Theory
[AMGREATNESS] Contemporary Americans tend to scoff at the credulousness of those Puritans in Salem who leveled deadly accusations based on the phantoms of their own imaginations. But here we are, in the age of Critical Race Theory

...teaches that skin color is the most important characteristic of any person, which translates to separate but equal with a different bunch in charge. All whites and Asians are born racist and racism permeates every aspect of society, which should be dismantled and the remains turned over to the kind of dipshit who pushes this nonsense...
, still doing it.

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Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "one of the fastest-spreading and most fatal cancers humanity has ever known . . . There is nothing I see in the world today, in our history, giving me hope that one day antiracists will win the fight, that one day the flag of antiracism will fly over the world of equity."

"And I promise to continue to promote my views, for a hefty fee, until the magic money tree dries up!"
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/26/2021 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  CRT is based on the claim that an insidious, pervasive, but invisible force inhabits all Americans and American institutions.

Dualism, rendered for the simple mind.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2021 9:38 Comments || Top||

#3  All because nobody has the ball to say "Sure there is inequality in achievement - but this is due not to systemic racism but to the 20 point IQ difference."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/26/2021 13:22 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
How Intelligent Is Our Intelligence Community, Really?
[American Thinker] The Conservative Treehouse began a series on "The Fourth Branch of Government, the Intelligence Community." That series, along with Tucker Carlson's revelation that the NSA possibly spied on him and at the very least illegally unmasked him, has brought the Intelligence Community center stage. I usually do not think too much about the various security and intelligence functions of the government, other than to marvel that they have managed to prevent a second 9/11. In doing a bit of research, however, I have come to realize that the security function of our country is a tangled web of bureaucracy. Is that really what it takes to protect U.S. citizens, or is this a turf-building and protection operation?

The foundation of any security operation has to be the knowledge that is gathered and analyzed. In the case of the federal government, that foundation is provided by the Intelligence Community, or I.C., which is "responsible for collecting, analyzing, and delivering foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information to America's leaders so they can make sound decisions to protect our country." The I.C. is a coalition of 18 entities with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) integrating the intelligence gathered; however, the members do not report to the ODNI. The ODNI is a relatively new entity, created in 2005 at the recommendation of the 9/11 commission. The commission reported that prior to the 2001 disaster, there were clues about an impending attack, but no one person had a full picture because information was siloed. In typical bureaucratic fashion, the response was to create another level of infrastructure and expand government operations.

Below is a list of the 17 other members of the I.C. and their primary mission. Mission statements portrayed on the I.C. website have been paraphrased for a clearer understanding.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2021 04:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [348 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Central Intelligence Agency. There's an oxymoron."

Bart Mancuso, skipper of USS Dallas in The Hunt for Red October
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 7:05 Comments || Top||

#2  responsible for collecting, analyzing, and delivering ... information to America's leaders so they can make sound decisions to protect our country

What if they want information only on how to screw the country?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2021 7:09 Comments || Top||

#3  What if they want information only on how to screw the country?

Then they've come to the right place...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 7:11 Comments || Top||

#4  "How Intelligent"?
They're smart enough to hold on til retirement.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/26/2021 10:31 Comments || Top||

#5  One of the big problems of the Intelligence Community is that you have to shade your output to what the POTUS is willing to hear. It does no good to give him accurate info if he is going to ignore you. This has been a problem since at least LBJ.

The other problem is the CIA lawyers. Many CIA procedures are twisted beyond recognition in order to bring them into compliance with legal.
Posted by: Sheretch Glusomp2560 || 07/26/2021 11:09 Comments || Top||

#6  So I get it, we love to complain. But lets put it in perspective, yesterday the was a near 200 rant event here on the burg. All arguing over the COVID shot. What's true? What's a lie? What's just a belief? etc... Then it gets angry, then it gets to attacking credibility. That whole event is a mirror of our intel community, NOBODY on that thread yesterday knows the truth, period. And in the intel community the truth is again, not known. Getting it right, just like the COVID discussion, is almost impossible and subject to more hard work and getting lucky, than factual. Every one, and every agency has their charter and and they make decision based on their views, just like in yesterdays thread.

After 911 they tried to reorganize to better facilitate sharing. But that did not work. Some of it was an unwillingness to share over operational, or personal, concerns. But what I saw was a group of agencies running at full speed and unable to take any more info. Like sharing gas for your car, but the tank is already full, most of the shared fuel goes to waste and not used. The intel shared did not have the appropriate screening for relevance due to too much info being processed. managing the load of info is overwhelming, then pass that on to another agency as an FYI, it gets lost.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/26/2021 11:21 Comments || Top||

#7  /\ Many CIA procedures are twisted beyond recognition in order to bring them into compliance with legal.

Executive Order (EO) 12333 being a prime example.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2021 11:21 Comments || Top||

#8  The legal side of it makes it a wonder they can even operate at all.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/26/2021 11:43 Comments || Top||

#9  Too many cooks
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 11:52 Comments || Top||

#10  Shouldn't the statement "17 agencies agree" be a clue there are 15 or 16 too many?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 11:55 Comments || Top||

#11  And let's remember those 17 agencies all agreed the pee dossier was real.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 11:56 Comments || Top||

#12  How many dead GIs for Colin Powell's "Slam Dunk?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 12:00 Comments || Top||

#13  Remember they missed the "fall" of the Shah of Iran....
Posted by: crazyhorse || 07/26/2021 13:51 Comments || Top||

#14  But lets put it in perspective, yesterday the was a near 200 rant event here on the burg. ... That whole event is a mirror of our intel community, NOBODY on that thread yesterday knows the truth, period.

Bless you for the insight that turned the thing I found so distressing into a very useful demonstration, 49 Pan. What ought we to do about them all, then? They can’t be left running amok as they have been — the damage they’re causing by meddling in the nation’s politics is too great.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2021 15:04 Comments || Top||

#15  Missed the iron curtain collapsing.
Didn't see the 9/11 attacks until they happened.

The two biggest events of my lifetime and the intelligence community whiffed them both. Hopefully they are getting lots of others we don't hear about but I think some senators should open the books and see for themselves.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/26/2021 15:44 Comments || Top||

#16  What ought we to do about them all, then?

We can't do anything. It's chaos. The fact that they have file cabinets, databases, satellites and shoulder holsters doesn't change the fact that they are taking guesses like everyone else. But their guesses are polluted by the myths they live. The best anyone outside the game can do is try to stand out of the way, or ride the chaotic surf.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 16:06 Comments || Top||

#17  TW, I so agree. I'm not sure what the right answer is. Maybe cut their size and abilities down, by a large margin. They missed 911, all of them did, and it took ten years to find and get UBL. In some areas they are doing incredible things. It seems the leadership has been corrupted into politics completely. They seem to have aligned with the two parties and when an outsider comes in, Trump, they did nothing to defend him or even find the truth. They further went at it, for politics with the SC pick and investigation. It was a political hack job. Maybe move their headquarters to death valley and limit their travel to DC. Honestly I dont know how to fix corruption especially when the people that are supposed to be protecting us from it are running it.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/26/2021 16:15 Comments || Top||

#18  See: Goedel's Incompleteness Theorems. The system cannot check itself for errors. End of story.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 16:22 Comments || Top||

#19  Other than 007, I don't trust the rest.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 07/26/2021 17:30 Comments || Top||

#20  ... well, maybe Moneypenny, too.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 07/26/2021 17:32 Comments || Top||

#21  Pssst.... 007 is a fictional character. (Which doesn't make your statement untrue).
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/26/2021 17:45 Comments || Top||

#22  I present to you, the greatest James Bond opening scene evahhh!
Posted by: Raj || 07/26/2021 17:59 Comments || Top||

#23  ...and if you're gonna give me the car chase bullshit, just fuck right the fuck off. This is about intensity...
Posted by: Raj || 07/26/2021 18:03 Comments || Top||

#24  Didn't see the 9/11 attacks until they happened.

And yet they gave the CIA director the Medal of Freedom. If something like that happened in the old Soviet Union, the person would have gotten the Beria treatment.

No wonder the DIA refuse to the tell the others of the Chinese defector.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2021 19:06 Comments || Top||

#25  And yet they gave the CIA director the Medal of Freedom.

George Tenet?!!! Entrenched closet idiot.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2021 20:59 Comments || Top||

#26  Access,
"Hey buddy, tell me a story."
Story goes uphill, x10.
[chinese telephone]

Resourcing, x10.
"Hey buddy, do you know where I can find X?"
"There's some money/girls/boys/drugs/visas in it for you."

Acquisition x10.
[snatch & grab]
"Can you hear me thru my mask?"
"How long can you hold your breath?"
"Does it hurt when I do this?"
"Wow, that's gotta really hurt!"
"Your wife isn't gonna want that back!"

Rendering, x10, x10, x10.
1000 versions from 100 sources found by 10 OPs from what 1 guy said.

The failure is in the assumption of what WE would do in those circumstances. By the time it becomes actionable intelligence it's oral history from some alien culture.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2021 21:16 Comments || Top||

#27  "They say the second one is easier."
"Yes. It is."
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2021 21:22 Comments || Top||

#28  Honestly I don't know how to fix corruption

I do.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2021 21:24 Comments || Top||

#29  My AF career what in imagery Intel. I've worked with the CIA (NPIC) and the DIA. The guys I met from the NSA concentrated on Eastern Europe. Thirty to fifty years ago, they were all good people, and mostly former military. There were a lot of us e enjoyed then that didn't trust Intel from State or some of the other agencies.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 07/26/2021 23:23 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Democrats ‘will be forced' to remove Joe Biden from office due to his ‘mental decline' (video)
Registering as a democrat is in itself, sufficient evidence of "mental decline."
[Whatfinger] Former White House physician and current Republican member of Congress Ronny Jackson has told Fox News he believes Joe Biden will have to resign before his term is up due to an "alarming" decline in the president’s cognitive abilities.

Dr Jackson was the White House physician for former Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama. He claimed President Biden would not perform well on a cognitive test, arguing his health is on the decline.

"I’ve been saying this from the very beginning. I’ve been saying that something’s going on here. I was saying this when he was candidate Joe Biden, and I’ve been saying that it’s only going to get worse, and guess what. We’re watching that happen right before our eyes right now," Congressman Jackson said. "There’s something seriously going on with this man right now, and, you know, I think that he’s either going to resign, they’re going to convince him to resign from office at some point in the near future for medical issues."

The White House has confirmed President Biden will undergo a physical exam "later this year" and the results will be made public, but denied the need for him to undergo a cognitive test.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2021 04:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If he is removed, nothing will change. Neither he or Kam are at the controls anyway.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2021 4:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Neither he or Kam are at the controls anyway.

Optimist
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/26/2021 4:32 Comments || Top||

#3 

Won't happen, but IF it does, not until AFTER the 2022 elections.

The Socialcrats know what the elections results would look like IF Harris was bumped up to President and Pelosi became VP.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/26/2021 7:13 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ I concur. The puppet masters want to keep Harris and Pelosi off the stage for as long as possible. The Deep State and Shadow President Soetoro would have a control problem with Pelosi.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2021 7:20 Comments || Top||

#5  I imagined 'what if' when Harris was sworn in overnight. I'm sure 'insurance' is in place for that. A violent drag down or even a JFK wouldn't be too out of character for the deepState. If it's smart.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2021 7:26 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ If it happens, you've probably just written the plan. Dr. Jill accompanies Plugs to Walter Reed in the middle of the night. With the exception of Dr. Jill, he will have no visitors. She will relay his daily thoughts and instructions.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2021 7:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Kind of like Joseph Smith and Moroni, B?

Or Mo and Gabriel?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/26/2021 8:31 Comments || Top||

#8  But remember, only Republicans can "damage the office of the Presidency."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 8:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Will they bring in Lon Horiuchi to train Kam's last dancer?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 8:58 Comments || Top||

#10  If Kamala becomes President, Pelosi does not become VP. I believe Kamala would then nominates a VP.

Isn't that how Gerald Ford because President. Spiral Anew resigned, Ford was nominated and confirmed and then when Nixon resigned...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/26/2021 9:32 Comments || Top||

#11  If I were Kamala I'd be serious worried right now as Pelosi is moving in.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/26/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#12  Fool, You are correct. Pelosi will not be President unless she becomes VP nominated by Harris or Biden, whichever is ousted first.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 07/26/2021 11:06 Comments || Top||

#13  Biden is the perfect president for the bureaucracy, who are now firmly in charge. He does whatever they tell him to do. Any replacement might have ideas of his/her own, which the bureaucracy would not like. Therefore they will keep Joe forever.
Posted by: Tom || 07/26/2021 11:40 Comments || Top||

#14  I don't believe Pelosi would accept the Vice-presidency, she has way more power as speaker of the house
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/26/2021 12:40 Comments || Top||

#15  Kennedy was a mess his second term, Roosevelt had issues and the dems never removed them. Jill will run the presidency until election time. They will never pull him, that admitting defeat. They put him in power knowing he was incapable, and they did it to manipulate the office. They are right where they want to be, why change it?
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/26/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||

#16  Kennedy was dead his second term.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/26/2021 14:45 Comments || Top||

#17  They put him in power knowing he was incapable

As did between some and many of the voters who voted for him. But the argument I heard was that both candidates were senile, so that wasn’t a factor. I was seriously shocked.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2021 14:58 Comments || Top||

#18  If Kamala left office at the same time as Biden was removed Pelosi steps up to the big seat automatically. No pause at VP along the way.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/26/2021 15:46 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Sadrists complicate Iraq's political scene
[RUDAW.NET] In a televised speech on July 15, 2021, the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
...hereditary Iraqi holy man and leader of a political movement in Iraq. He had his hereditary rival, al-Khoei, assassinated only a few hours after the holy rival's appearance out of exile in 2003. Formerly an Iranian catspaw, lately he's gagged over some of their more outlandish antics, then went back to catspawry...
announced he was withdrawing from the election race, saying: "We inform you that I will not participate in these elections." At the same time, he dismantled the Sadrist Political Commission (SPC), which means parliament’s largest political bloc is left without a leader or decision-making body.

The SPC was directly responsible for guiding Sadrist government officials, managing daily affairs of the Sadrist parliamentary bloc, and giving directions to attend or boycott, and vote on parliamentary decisions and legislation. Sadr’s decision also led to the suspension of the electoral machine and the complete halt of Sadrist electoral activity. The absence of the Sadrist bloc in parliament means the entire legislature is paralyzed, as it is now challenged to achieve a quorum for any session or vote.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1 
Al Sadr, Al Khadimi, Al Capone;
all names of the complication prone.
But the one who beams real charm
Is the Tater, that oral germ farm.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/26/2021 7:22 Comments || Top||

#2  What, not mortaring the 'green zone' anymore?
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/26/2021 10:37 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ What, not mortaring the 'green zone' anymore?

The USAID checks finally cleared.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2021 10:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Sadrists Satirists complicate Iraq's political scene
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2021 17:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Advised an old Muslim of Bangor,
"By Allah, wank only in anger!
Employ but one finger
And don't you dare linger!
Langurs are okay, but no langour!
And remember, more than three boys sheikhs is playin' with it."
Posted by: Jasing de Medici3632 || 07/26/2021 23:34 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Why Is The CDC Quietly Abandoning The PCR Test For COVID?
BLUF:
[ZERO] 1. Experts compiled three datasets with officials from the states of Massachusetts, New York and Nevada that conclude:"Up to 90% of the people who tested positive did not carry a virus."

So, in summary, with regard to our current "casedemic", positive tests as they are counted today do not indicate a "case" of anything. They indicate that viral RNA was found in a nasal swab. It may be enough to make you sick, but according to the New York Times and their experts, probably won’t. And certainly not sufficient replication of the virus to make anyone else sick. But you will be sent home for ten days anyway, even if you never have a sniffle. And this is the number the media breathlessly reports... and is used to fearmonger mask mandates and lockdowns nationwide...
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2021 07:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [359 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Swabs made in China. How convenient.
Posted by: Dale || 07/26/2021 7:56 Comments || Top||

#2  The scam is winding down. Everyone invested in it is slowly backing out on their lawyers advice.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 8:51 Comments || Top||

#3 

Every time you shop take a minute to note the NEW 70% off lower prices for exactly the same hand sanitizers bottles and masks. eg. Wally World was $3.97 now $1 a bottle. 50 paper Masks was $49.95 now $18.95.

Heck at my area Wally Worlds they are now even giving away a free small bottle for a Pet Donation.

It has to make you wonder how screwed over we the customers were by the Big Box Stores?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/26/2021 9:39 Comments || Top||

#4 

BTW: Just had 2 immediate family (17y and 52y) come down with C-19/21D.

Both are "currently" mild flu like cases at best.

One (52) had been Vax'd about 2 or 3 months ago along with his wife, who did NOT get infected?

The older one "was/is" a Route Fresh Food salesman.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/26/2021 9:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Both the case numbers and fatalities were grossly exaggerated. Effective treatments were suppressed. Doctors who spoke out were silenced. But we can trust the vaccine, so nobody worry!
Posted by: Angstrom || 07/26/2021 10:38 Comments || Top||

#6  I don't know if this is the test but the one they had in late Trump had some kind of 'spinning' involved and my wife (a nurse) was telling me she believed they were overspinning which creates false-positives. Then after Biden was elected they reduced the recommended amount of spinning and the number of cases mysteriously dropped across the board.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/26/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#7  I never bought into the hysteria, so I never bought gallons of overprices sanitizer, hundreds of masks that were useless, or wore glove when I was shopping.

Now, I can buy dusk masks and nitrile work gloves for pennies on the dollar.

I feel a bit sorry for people who bought into (and bought) the hype because they believed the lies. Just a bit, though.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 07/26/2021 12:29 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ Suckers aren't supposed to have money.

- Riverboat Slim
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 12:36 Comments || Top||

#9  I’m awfully glad that for a while, at least, New York City regularly cleaned and sanitized the subway cars — for the first time in a very long time.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2021 12:47 Comments || Top||

#10  my wife (a nurse) was telling me she believed they were overspinning which creates false-positives

Yeah, that was the PCR test. The test amplifies a small amount of DNA. How many cycles you run determines the degree of amplification. Doing too many cycles makes the test overly sensitive and you start picking up viral wreckage instead of actual virus particles. Hence, the false positives.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/26/2021 13:04 Comments || Top||

#11  Rural hospital near us is getting overloaded with covid cases again. And short-staffed - lots of their nurses have gotten burned-out and quit.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/26/2021 14:42 Comments || Top||

#12  Some forced to quit if they refuse jab. My area Doctors aren't forced but nurses are.
Posted by: Dale || 07/26/2021 14:55 Comments || Top||


#14  That half of the country not in thrall to your narratives won’t submit to your supposedly superior powers of reasoning and your empathic, nurturing concern for their well-being. They are quite convinced, based on a shit-ton of evidence and lived experience, that they are being played by a degenerate regime not at all run in their interests… that lies to them reflexively and incessantly. https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/in-a-hall-of-mirrors-you-have-to-break-some-glass-to-see-clearly/
Posted by: newc || 07/26/2021 19:55 Comments || Top||

#15  “Virtually every single person that is getting sick enough to be admitted to the hospital has not been vaccinated,” he said.

Exactly what we would expect to happen following mass vaccination. The question is how sick those admitted to the hospital are, and how many are in the sickest group versus the numbers at peak.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2021 21:29 Comments || Top||


Doctors, organizers of today's World Ivermectin Day claim it is "The Key to End the Pandemic"
[Contra Costa Herald] A day for the recognition of Ivermectin — "Covid is treatable with ivermectin and can end the pandemic"

By British Ivermectin Recommendation Development Group

An international coalition of medical professionals together with journalists, musicians, artists and others, have established World Ivermectin Day this Saturday 24 July 2021, with the aim of sharing the evidence-based message that the cheap, safe and easily-distributed medicine ivermectin can remove the fear of the covid pandemic to lives and economies. (See North America video)

According to the National Institutes of Health, Ivermectin is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved antiparasitic drug that is used to treat several neglected tropical diseases, including onchocerciasis, helminthiases, and scabies.

Reports from in vitro studies suggest that ivermectin acts by inhibiting the host importin alpha/beta-1 nuclear transport proteins, which are part of a key intracellular transport process that viruses hijack to enhance infection by suppressing the host’s antiviral response. In addition, ivermectin docking may interfere with the attachment of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein to the human cell membrane.

Some studies of ivermectin have also reported potential anti-inflammatory properties, which have been postulated to be beneficial in people with COVID-19.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So isn't Gin & Tonic (Quinine)



Posted by: Therenter Tojo4204 || 07/26/2021 10:11 Comments || Top||

#2  But I really, really WANT it to be gin and tonic.
Posted by: Tom || 07/26/2021 11:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Anecdotal evidence for the usefulness of both HCQ and Ivermectin seems compelling and the risks are low --- but actual data-based scientific studies have not shown much, if any, benefit. It would be easier to believe those studies if the scientific 'community' had not damaged its credibility so severely with 'noble lies.'
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/26/2021 11:59 Comments || Top||

#4  People who's fixin to die will try about anything. In a truly free country that would be allowed...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2021 12:14 Comments || Top||

#5  @3

Ivermectin for COVID-19: real-time meta analysis of 60 studies
Posted by: KBK || 07/26/2021 17:26 Comments || Top||

#6  @3

Rushworth: Update on Ivermectin for COVID-19:

What we see is a 62% reduction in the relative risk of dying among covid patients treated with ivermectin. That would mean that ivermectin prevents roughly three out of five covid deaths. The reduction is statistically significant (p-value 0,004). In other words, the weight of evidence supporting ivermectin continues to pile up. It is now far stronger than the evidence that led to widespred use of remdesivir earlier in the pandemic, and the effect is much larger and more important (remdesivir was only ever shown to marginally decrease length of hospital stay, it was never shown to have any effect on risk of dying).

Sebastian Rushworth M.D.:

I am a proponent of evidence based medicine. In other words, I think that medical diagnosis and treatment should be guided by the scientific evidence, not by expert opinion or personal anecdote, and certainly not by salespeople working for pharmaceutical companies.
Posted by: KBK || 07/26/2021 17:39 Comments || Top||

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We regard ivermectin as a core medication in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. For comprehensive information on ivermectin please refer to our Review of the Emerging Evidence Supporting the Use of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19 and the included references.

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Posted by: KBK || 07/26/2021 17:51 Comments || Top||

#8  TW, the link in the OP is bad - it was copied twice. The correct link is Doctors, organizers of today's World Ivermectin Day claim it is "The Key to End the Pandemic"
Posted by: KBK || 07/26/2021 17:59 Comments || Top||

#9  World Ivermectin Day

Just keep scrolling, memes at bottom.


Youtube cancelled a meeting supporting ivermectin that was being watched by 3,000 people

Organised by (MAECC) Malaysian Doctors and others supporting ivermectin, it was one of the first World Ivermectin Day events….

The video was one of the first World Ivermectin Day events to go up on July 24, 2021 (you can watch it here.) However – censorship of Ivermectin is not unexpected.

YouTube says content about Ivermectin for the prevention or treatment of COIVD-19 is not supported by health authorities around the world, and thus they cannot host knowledgeable discussions about Ivermectin on their platform. But YouTube has no problem hosting content recommending Tylenol for COVID-19. Go figure.


Posted by: KBK || 07/26/2021 18:08 Comments || Top||

#10  TW, the link in the OP is bad

My thanks, KBK — link now fixed. Rantburg truly is a team project!
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2021 21:38 Comments || Top||



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