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    Daily Digest 12/3: Tech Liability Shield Threatened; Energy Storage Fix; Health Systems Suspend Vaccine Mandates

    by Stewart

    Friday, December 3, 2021, 9:00 AM

Economy

Big Tech Liability Shield Under Siege

House lawmakers signaled Wednesday they would press forward with legislation to make internet platforms more accountable to online users, in what is expected to be a showdown between Washington and Silicon Valley.

You May be Able to Trade Your 401K for a Regular Check

Fidelity Investments rolled out its Guaranteed Income Direct platform, an option that can turn part or all of your retirement savings into a stream of predictable monthly payments for life — all without leaving your 401(k) account.

Energy

MIT May Solve Energy Storage Puzzle

Batteries made from an electrically conductive mixture the consistency of molasses could help solve a critical piece of the decarbonization puzzle.

Environment

2021 Hurricane Season Officially Ends

The above-average 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially concluded having produced 21 named storms (winds of 39 mph or greater), including seven hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or greater) of which four were major hurricanes (winds of 111 mph or greater).

Health

Several Hospitals/Health Systems Suspend Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandates

Hospitals and health systems are suspending vaccination mandates amid a temporary halt of the CMS mandate for healthcare workers.

Biden to Demand Health Insurers Offer Free At-Home COVID Tests

President Biden is set to announce that health insurers must cover 100% of the cost of in-home COVID-19 tests as part of his winter plan to combat the pandemic.

Resilience

Lifelong Advice From Mechanics

Great advice from real mechanics regarding very obvious but oft-ignored solutions to our car problems. 

One Good Way to Reduce Pandemic Angst: A Bicycle

As much a blueprint for change as meditation.

 

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  • Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 11:11am

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    westcoastjan

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    Powerful scenes from Australia protests




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  • Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 11:23am

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    More re the greening of finance & land grabs

    A short ten minute video worth watching.

    This week, I had the great pleasure to have a short chat with public banking expert and over-all good soul Ellen Brown. The topic of our 10 minute chat (played on her weekly program ‘Its Our Money’) was the greening of finance now underway as part of the COP26, and Great Reset Initiative.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK3fGPXQur8&ab_channel=CanadianPatriotPress

     

     

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  • Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 11:35am

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    westcoastjan

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    No accountability in Ontario for blatant lies re kids & covid

    https://brightlightnews.com/where-is-the-accountability-for-falsifying-data-to-the-public/

    Gee this pisses me off....

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  • Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 2:07pm

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    Canuckian said:

    Must be a big payoff involved. Or someone has dirt on him or can provide fake or real evidence of such? Can't fathom what else it would be.

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  • Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 3:14pm

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    westcoastjan

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    Wow! Thje CBC published a dissenting opinion 😲

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-covid-measures-gaslighting-shifting-goalposts-1.6268380

    Things are changing... they never would have published pieces like this in recent history. Note especially the top rated comments following the article.

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  • Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 3:20pm

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    westcoastjan

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    Another article showing faltering belief in the narrative

    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex-murphy-after-21-months-our-leaders-are-still-flying-blind-through-the-pandemic

    bold parts my emphasis

    ... Every month brings a new “variant.” Are the variants limitless? Are the variants worse than the original? I sometimes wonder, when they run out of letters from the Greek alphabet, will they jump to Cyrillic? It’s hard to pronounce, but as an emphatic typography, it has the stern look our overseeing managers will appreciate.Even the most obliging citizens continue to respect the advice of municipal, provincial and federal governments, but in private conversation rattle off doubts and frustrations about the policies and pronouncements of health and political authorities.

    They don’t believe COVID is under control, or even understood in any fundamental sense, and they certainly do not believe that those in authority have a handle on it. They go along. But the going along is tepid, unconvinced, resentful and certainly not spined with any belief that the maskings and the mandates, the on and off lockdowns, and the waning vaccines are taming COVID.I’m not speaking of those who go to protests, who reflexively resist government authority or the even more demented faction who talk to trees and expect a reply. I’m talking about average folks — mothers, clerks, taxi drivers and students — who are going along, but in a deeply subdued way. ...

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  • Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 4:08pm

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    2retired said:

    Rex Murphy was the last reason I used to read the National post; after my comments kept getting censored, and altered, by the post's administrators of comments, I accepted that the MSM print media is just about controlling the narrative.

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  • Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 4:27pm

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    Rex Murphy

    I like that he said this:

    "And most emphatically: the civil liberties of citizens have been pushed aside, abandoned, violated with scarcely a whimper from parliamentarians and the news media. Our once-celebrated Charter of Rights and Freedoms is shown to be a platitudinous vapour, a shield of fog and foam, most insouciantly violated when it is most needed."

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  • Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 8:52pm

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    A Glock 19. An ideal present for a teenage boy.

    Gotcha!





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  • Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 9:02pm

    Arthur Robey

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    Adolph on accountability.

    "The problem with Democracy", said Adolph, "is that nobody is held accountable".

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  • Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 9:58pm

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    da teat

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  • Sat, Dec 04, 2021 - 2:35am

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    Grover

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    The Relay Race

    In case the cartoon disappears, it depicts a relay race with the runner (Delta) handing the baton (Hysteria) to the new Covid variant (Omicron).

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  • Sat, Dec 04, 2021 - 3:56pm

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    New cover-up: “Increase in heart conditions caused by Post Pandemic Stress Disorder!”

    https://boriquagato.substack.com/p/i-see-we-have-now-reached-the-cover

    RTWT. It’s mind-boggling, but completely predictable. The thot plickens.

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  • Sat, Dec 04, 2021 - 6:06pm

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    Weekend viewing for your inner homesteader





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  • Sun, Dec 05, 2021 - 4:59am

    Blood red peony

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    PTSD can cause heart disease

    Although I agree that this is a very convenient way to explain all the present and future rise in heart conditions, a quick search shows that PTSD has been shown to cause an increase in heart conditions. Sadly, this means that they may have found the perfect cover up. There need to be more autopsies to explain exactly what is causing the conditions.

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  • Sun, Dec 05, 2021 - 6:44am

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    Or How About If It's Both?

    What if it's not either it's the jabs or it's ptsd but both that cause heart disease (in addition to other possibilities like diet etc)?

    I have researched this a bit and found studies that indicate that preexisting mental health issues increase a person's likelihood of getting covid. Not surprising since ptsd and cptsd can affect the immune system.

    Since the research indicates Covid infection affects the blood, once someone with preexisting mental health issues gets Covid, they now have at least two risk factors for heart disease.

    By the way, I have also read that contracting Covid increases the risk of developing new mental health issues.

    For anyone interested in learning more about the connection between trauma and disease I recommend a book by Gabor Mate called When The Body Says No. Also, two more general books about trauma and the mind.body connection are The Body Keeps The Score and The Body Bears The Burden.

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  • Sun, Dec 05, 2021 - 6:17pm

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    A Canadian pilot says, “NO.”

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  • Sun, Dec 05, 2021 - 10:24pm

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    Meryl Nass standing tall - again!

    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/meryl-nass-disciplinary-action-licensing-board-define-covid-misinformation/?utm_source=salsa&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=1f2a8688-1d7e-4332-8fe0-148ca12aa980

    ...In the letter below, Dr. Meryl Nass, a practicing physician in Maine and member of the Children’s Health Defense scientific advisory board, asked the board to define what it means by “misinformation” and “disinformation,” and to clarify what statutory authority the board has to discipline physicians on the basis of undefined transgressions. The letter, which includes the Nov. 16 testimony Nass gave to the New Hampshire state legislature, has been edited slightly for clarity. ...

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  • Sun, Dec 05, 2021 - 10:31pm

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    Meme of the day

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  • Sun, Dec 05, 2021 - 11:11pm

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    couple more Memes of the day

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  • Sun, Dec 05, 2021 - 11:13pm

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    Put your petty concerns to rest.

    Four things you didn't know about the Earth and one you probably don't want to know.

    It's all about context, not so?





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  • Mon, Dec 06, 2021 - 4:27am

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    Clif_high predicts Land Deflation, Machinery inflation.

    I'll post this over to the Old Bald Men thread too, but I leave a copy here because this is actionable material.




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  • Mon, Dec 06, 2021 - 5:28am

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    VTGothic

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    French Revolution redux - coming globally - in two images

    1. Latest official narrative (via NYTimes, I believe, Dec 2)

    2. Peasants arising: Serbia (Dec 3 or 4)

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  • Mon, Dec 06, 2021 - 5:45am

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    petcat said:

    One of his best yet.

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  • Mon, Dec 06, 2021 - 6:36am

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    Covid Humor

    Love all the humor on this thread.  Here are a couple of soon to be cult classics to go with your morning brew:





    This is one of my all time favorites.  If you haven't seen it, please watch till the very end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJGZp54h1uI&t=19s

     

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  • Mon, Dec 06, 2021 - 6:46am

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    Hladini

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    Boiling Mad

    When I see all the newly minted and coordinated headlines 'softening up' and 'predictably programming' the public to blindly accept the current and sure to increase incidences of heart disease in younger and younger people, it makes my blood boil!

    My head just wants to explode!

    Current messaging themes I've run across lately:  marijuana increases heart disease, cold weather increases heart disease, children suffer from heart disease too.

    Anyone seen other reasons for heart disease suddenly popping up?

    Oh, and another "tell" on the rise in heart attacks?  Back when things were normal, 30% of all first time heart attacks were fatal (see the China Study).   Now, post vaccine, I'm reading about a lot more first time heart attacks as being fatal.

    Friends of the family (our kids grew up together) just lost a 44 year old son who died suddenly of a heart attack.  Another friend of the family just died less than 6 days post vax.  I know 4 other people who ended up in the hospital post vax, 2 with blood clots in heart (no prior heart/blood disease), 1 for blood clot in lung (no prior conditions), and 1 for stroke but tests turned up negative (often tests show nothing in vax injuries).  My book keeper's husband is now suffering from edema and acute arthritis post vax.

    And they want to vax the kids.  It's time to take action.

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