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    Daily Digest 7/23 — US Prosperity Weakened by COVID-19, Mass Shootings, Report Finds; More Than 450 Airlines Can Now Use IBM’s Blockchain-based Vaccine Passport

    by Whitney

    Friday, July 23, 2021, 12:26 PM

Economy

Pandemic and higher food prices fuel sharp rise in global hunger – Financial Times

The economic fallout from the pandemic and rapidly rising food prices have fuelled a sharp increase in the number of people going hungry around the world, according to the UN. The number who did not have access to adequate nutrition last year rose 320m to 2.4bn — nearly a third of the world’s population — the UN said in a report published on Monday. The increase is equivalent to that of the previous five years combined.

US prosperity weakened by COVID-19, mass shootings, report finds

The COVID-19 crisis has weakened prosperity in the United States, but even before the pandemic, mass shootings, elevated obesity levels and mental health issues had taken their toll on Americans’ quality of life, a report by the Legatum Institute published Thursday showed.

Food prices could spike by 14% before October, a supermarket chain owner says. It’s already forcing restaurants to push up their prices. – Business Insider

Food prices could rocket a further 14% by October, John Catsimatidis, the owner and CEO of New York City supermarket chain Gristedes, told Fox Business.

Prices are rising because of falling production, stemming in part from a lack of available workers and supply-chain problems such as shipping delays, coupled with soaring consumer demand.

Putin’s drive to tame food prices threatens grain sector – Reuters

That has prompted Putin to push the government to take steps to tackle inflation. The government’s steps have included a tax on wheat exports, which was introduced last month on a permanent basis, and capping the retail price on other basic foodstuffs.

But in doing so, the president faces a tough choice: in trying to head off discontent among voters at rising prices he risks hurting Russia’s agricultural sector, with the country’s farmers complaining the new taxes are discouraging them from making long-term investments.

Environment

Commons and Households in A Small Farm Future. – The Land Magazine

It seems likely that the numerous and growing global problems caused by modernisation and globalisation will devolve into lower energy, less carbon intensive, more labour intensive, more rural and more agrarian ways of life than the ones to which we’re accustomed in the wealthy countries today. In The Land 27 Simon Fairlie sketched a possible human geography for such a world.1 In my book A Small Farm Future I sketch, among other things, a possible sociology – in other words, how people might organise their property, social and political relationships. This article summarises these aspects of my book, and extends them somewhat in the light of responses received.

Health

More than 450 airlines can now use IBM’s blockchain-based vaccine passport – Quartz

As international travel ramps up in parts of the world, Amadeus, a reservation system used by 474 airlines, has adopted IBM’s digital health passport solution called IBM Digital Health Pass. Instead of presenting paper-based certifications, travelers need only scan a QR code sent by email at the gate. Travelers without smart phones can print a QR code. The backend technology authenticates credentials against requirements of each country—relieving from agents an onerous burden, given how frequently countries change travel restrictions as the pandemic evolves.

First Total Artificial Heart Successfully Transplanted In the US – Interesting Engineering

Surgeons at the Duke University Hospital recently transplanted a total artificial heart (TAH) into a 39-year-old man who experienced sudden heart failure. Unlike conventional artificial hearts, this TAH mimics the human heart and provides the recipient more independence after the surgery, the university said in a press release.

US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII – Fox News

U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, public health officials said Wednesday. The decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was even worse: three years.

Alabama governor: “It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks” – Axios

A frustrated Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) told reporters Thursday that “it’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks” for the state’s continued surge in new COVID-19 cases.

 

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  • Fri, Jul 23, 2021 - 2:12pm

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    Nate

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    this may help clear things up

    The UK government views people who were given placebos during Covid-19 vaccine trials as fully inoculated, Britain’s vaccines minister has said, adding that they would enjoy all the privileges granted by the NHS Covid Pass.

    People jabbed with PLACEBOS during vaccine trials will have same privileges as those who are ‘fully’ vaxxed, UK minister says — RT UK News

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  • Fri, Jul 23, 2021 - 7:50pm

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    westcoastjan

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    What kind of idea are you?

    https://off-guardian.org/2021/07/17/the-demonization-of-the-unvaxxed/

    ... I started with Salmon Rushdie and I will end with him. I saw him once at a party at a club, back in the 90s. He was a very ugly man, but he was with a very beautiful woman. I wondered about him. He looked so insignificant, yet what power his words had! So much power that they were dangerous to the regime in Iran and a price was put on his head. Yet there he sat, enjoying his life.

    In those heretical Satanic Verses, he wrote:

    What kind of idea are you? Are you the kind that compromises, does deals, accommodates itself to society, aims to find a niche, to survive; or are you the cussed, bloody-minded, ramrod-backed type of damn-fool notion that would rather break than sway with the breeze? – The kind that will almost certainly, ninety-nine times out of hundred, be smashed to bits; but, the hundredth time, will change the world.”

    We may be smashed to bits. Still, let’s be the ones who change the world.

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  • Fri, Jul 23, 2021 - 10:19pm

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    westcoastjan

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    Hmmm... CDC making lab testing changes

    https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/locs/2021/07-21-2021-lab-alert-Changes_CDC_RT-PCR_SARS-CoV-2_Testing_1.html

    After December 31, 2021, CDC will withdraw the request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, the assay first introduced in February 2020 for detection of SARS-CoV-2 only. CDC is providing this advance notice for clinical laboratories to have adequate time to select and implement one of the many FDA-authorized alternatives.

    Visit the FDA website for a list of authorized COVID-19 diagnostic methods. For a summary of the performance of FDA-authorized molecular methods with an FDA reference panel, visit this page.

    In preparation for this change, CDC recommends clinical laboratories and testing sites that have been using the CDC 2019-nCoV RT-PCR assay select and begin their transition to another FDA-authorized COVID-19 test. CDC encourages laboratories to consider adoption of a multiplexed method that can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses. Such assays can facilitate continued testing for both influenza and SARS-CoV-2 and can save both time and resources as we head into influenza season. Laboratories and testing sites should validate and verify their selected assay within their facility before beginning clinical testing.

    Suspecting this has something to do with the Gates / Soros purchase of a UK testing outfit?!?

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  • Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - 2:38am

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    Arthur Robey

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    Saving Bees.

    Its raining outside, so I stopped foraging for firewood.

    I found this tic-toc about saving bees. I hope it inspires you as it did me.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/N3Th4qU0rbY?feature=share

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  • Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - 3:20am

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    Arthur Robey

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    Umm. What's a "conspiracy theory"?

    A genuine question.

    We only have two brains; the Left makes Models of Reality and the Right brain experiences the here-and-now. (The Gestalt.)

    Ingo Swann thinks that consciousness has at least three aspects; the Analytical, the Emotive and the Intuitive.

    So. How does a conspiracy theory fit into this schema?

    It doesn't. Your model of Reality is either useful or it's not. It approximates reality to a lesser or greater extent.

    There is no room for any such thing as a "conspiracy theory". Anyone using the phrase has a poor understanding of how humans think.

    Here; sit at the feet of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and Psychiatrist (ret) Dr. Iain Mcgilchrist as they explain how our two brains think.

    There's no such thing as a conspiracy theory, there are only models.









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  • Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - 4:08am

    DaveDD

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    First video: wow, just wow!

    Thanks, this is truly amazing

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  • Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - 10:06am

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    westcoastjan

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    BC still pushing, but rays of hope

    https://globalnews.ca/news/8056167/new-covid-cases-not-fully-vaccinated/

    Ninety-six per cent of the COVID-19 cases recorded from June 15 to July 15 were among people who were either only partially vaccinated or not vaccinated at all, B.C.’s health minister says.

    I like to think it is primarily the former who are getting infected, not the latter. Especially given that the latter are the vast minority. But hey, they are going to toe the party line and blame the unvaxxed as is happening everywhere else.

    As of Friday, 80.3 per cent of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received at least one vaccine. The province is hoping to hit 85 per cent immunization. All five health authorities have been adopting additional strategies to supplement the mass immunization clinics, including pop-up clinics for first doses at parks, amusement parks, and beaches.

    Side note: I was in the grocery store last night. A full three weeks after the Emergency Act was rescinded ending all mask mandates, I would say 95% of people continue to wear masks. Being profoundly deaf and an expert at speech reading & body language, the fear and disdain they exhibit when they see mask-less me is not hard to pick up on. Smiles unsettle them further.

    A ray of hope regarding the pressure to vax:

    The B.C. government will not require people to get the vaccine, but will not stop private businesses from doing so.

    “We are not going to deny access to services. Based on your vaccinated. That is our position. It will not be mandatory in that sense. There will be requirements in certain sense if people are not vaccinated,” Dix said.

    My instincts tell me something is going on behind the scenes keeping them in check. They have not gone all nuts on mandates [yet] which I have been expecting. I wonder if that something is legal actions by the Reiner Fuellmich group, which I know have been underway in Canada but never reported on in any way. Go Reiner!

    I will continue to hold out as, like Dave F., I get the feeling there is hard time frame to this plandemic agenda. They are pushing harder and harder, doing crazy coercive things across the globe, which only serve to show they are panicking. My preference will be to watch it unfold from a healthy distance, waiting with patient but determined resolve to see how this plays out.

     

     

     

     

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  • Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - 10:14am

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    westcoastjan

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    World Ivermectin Day is underway - live broadcast

    https://worldivermectinday.org/

    Keep calm

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  • Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - 12:58pm

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    thc0655

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    We need more lawns like this

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  • Sun, Jul 25, 2021 - 6:23pm

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    thc0655

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    This is sooo cute!

    https://twitter.com/tradcatveils/status/1417657412190879744

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  • Sun, Jul 25, 2021 - 8:04pm

    westcoastjan

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    This is what desperation looks like lol

    Tax dollars hard at work to ensure democide is diverse and inclusive! Looking forward to the one's from the disabled community!

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  • Mon, Jul 26, 2021 - 8:34am

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    LesPhelps

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    Total Artificial Heart

    The link between coronary heart disease and diet is crystal clear, yet largely ignored by Western Society, while we pour billions of dollars into researching medical solutions for almost entirely avoidable health issues.

    It’s not just heart disease.  The same can be said for most chronic health conditions.  WHO charts show cancer rates 400-500% higher in nations where high animal protein/high fat diets prevail.

    The cost of treating avoidable health conditions is staggering, estimated at 2.5 trillion annually, in the US alone.

     

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