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April 16, 2020 | 7,405 Comments »

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  1. @Edgar As I said, irrelevant. The point is it could happen again. Those tunnels have to go.

  2. Where do bad rainbows go? To prism. It’s a light sentence but it gives them time to reflect.

    FB meme somebody posted. 😀

  3. Omurice is a popular Japanese and Korean dish of early 20th century American origin consisting of a rice filled omelette with a smiley face in ketchup on top. I learned about it from watching Korean dramas and about Americanos (watered down espresso) from the Korean Church I used to play in that had a Starbucks-like coffee shop in the lobby.

    Happy Fourth.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omurice

  4. @Michael So, Governor Gavin Newsome left a raging fire to attend a Biden function? Yes, well, in his place, I don’t think I would mention my stint as Governor on my resume if I were applying for a job as somebody’s baby sitter. Like, when I was randomly chatting with someone about how absurd I thought certain policies were in my home town and what policies I would suggest and this person said gushingly that he or she – I don’t remember – would vote for me if I went into politics – I said that if I ran for president, I would declare that if elected I would serve only on the understanding that I would sub out when gigs came up, particuilarly on the weekend – you know, as a violist in an orchestra or in a string quartet, for a wedding or something. 😀

    I will say one thing for winsome Newsome however, when Robert F. Kennedy Jr. insanely advocated for Sirhan Sirhan’s parole – incredibly along with half the Kennedy family – after meeting with him one time and saying he didn’t think the evil bastard was guilty 😀 Newsome blocked it. He’s still in there, thank God. As is Major Hassan who murdered all those young unarmed soldiers 20 years ago in New Jersey because Allah told him to – himself a psychiatrist, right? – even though he was sentenced to death 20 years ago!

  5. @Michael

    During the past five years, I’ve lost my oldest sister, as well as her husband, son, grandson, my second sister’s husband, and many friends and close relatives

    All in the past five years? OMG! You must be still recovering. My mother never recovered from my sister’s death even after more than 30 years. That’s intense. How? In the same catacylsmic event?

  6. Whistleblower: FBI is revoking security clearances of conservative agents

    by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2024 Contract With Our Readers

    A former FBI supervisor who oversaw security clearance reviews is the latest whistleblower to allege that the bureau has been suspending or revoking the security clearances of agents it believes hold conservative political views, a report said.

    The new allegations surfaced Tuesday in correspondence obtained by Just the News that was sent to the House and Senate Judiciary committees and Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

    The ex-FBI supervisor provided several examples of political bias in the complaint he field. The bias, the whistleblower said, was directed against individuals who appeared supportive of President Donald Trump, held doubts about how the bureau was pursuing J6 suspects, and held skeptical views of the effectiveness of the Covid shots

    https://www.worldtribune.com/whistleblower-fbi-revoking-security-clearances-of-conservative-agents/

    BBC Host Calls for Biden to ‘Have Trump Murdered’ After SCOTUS Presidential Immunity Decision

    https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2024/07/03/bbc-host-calls-biden-have-trump-murdered-scotus-presidential-immunity-decision/

    These people are busy!

  7. Hi, Sebastien

    ‘The mind can’t understand the size of this fire’

    The fires out here are rather remarkable — as are the trees, the mountains, etc. The very things that make this a place of outstanding beauty, also make it quite dangerous to live in. This is where I sought a relationship with my Maker; and I found Him without need of a preacher’s presence, instructed by the power and vastness of a forest, whose canopy rose to over 250-300 feet above my head.

    That said, I posted this news item out of a sense of duty, against the odd chance that one of the readers might be in some danger. Some four years ago, we had a similar inferno roaring down the river valley in a firestorm. I was alerted first by smell of smoke, then the red-black that filled the midnight sky, then the solid orange that filled and covered the entire landscape at sunrise, blocking out all detail. The “Leave Now!” evacuation orders came up to our city limits.

    My big sister died in one of these right after all my pro-Pal activism in the late 80s.

    That;s a great loss. During the past five years, I’ve lost my oldest sister, as well as her husband, son, grandson, my second sister’s husband, and many friends and close relatives. These can be difficult times.

    @Michael Since we were both ’70s American New Age babies before your “Great Awakening,” you can just say, “heavy, man, ” and let it go, or be, as the case may be. ?

    I’m glad we can connect somewhat in our life experiences. Actually, I don’t think I picked up much of the hippie lingo. My experience with the Movement was in the early 1970s. Before and after that, I was a blue-collar worker from a blue-collar family.

  8. Seb-

    I don’t understand this. Only 4,000 acres according to the report.

    I’ve seen reports of 100 sq miles ablaze in the past , years ago, and many other close to it.

    In Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver a massive peat bog sozens of miles sq has been smouldering and on fire for the past 60 years. I think it still is . Just like as if it was in a fireplace at home.

    In Ireland we used to have coal fires until the WAR, then used peat from the Irish bogs. in much of the countryside.

    Trains could not get up to more than abou 15 mls per hour.
    I travelled to Cork City , 160 miles from Dublin took nearly 12 hours.

  9. ..

    Israeli firefighter in California: ‘The mind can’t understand the size of this fire’
    BY MAYA MIRSKY | SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
    Sign up for Weekday J and get the latest on what’s happening in the Jewish Bay Area.

    Israeli firefighter Idan Braun, who had come halfway around the world to help fight Northern California’s wildfires, couldn’t believe his eyes.

    “The mind can’t understand the size of this fire,” he said, describing the massive LNU Lightning Complex in Napa and Sonoma counties that spread across more than 360,000 acres at its peak. “It’s huge, it’s huge.”Braun was part of a team of 10 Israeli firefighters who volunteered to help Cal Fire battle the monster blaze. For nearly two weeks they worked shoulder to shoulder with state firefighters to push back against the LNU wildfire, which began in mid-August and covered five counties. It is nearly fully contained now.

    https://jweekly.com/2020/09/18/israeli-firefighter-in-california-the-mind-cant-understand-the-size-of-this-fire/

    In response to a request from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, a team of 10 Israeli firefighters have deployed to California to assist in battling some of the largest wildfires in the state’s history.

    https://news.caloes.ca.gov/israeli-firefighters-arrive-in-california-to-assist-wildfire-response/

    This operation was initiated by the Consulate General on behalf of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs by submitting an offer of assistance, which was accepted by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention. Within 48 hours of submitting the mutual aid offer, the Government of Israel mobilized this task force for immediate deployment.

    The operation is taking place in the spirit of shared values and mutual respect that has been forged over many decades of partnership between Israel and California. Israel previously received similar aid in 2010 and 2016.

    “This mission is also a reciprocal gesture for the United States after providing
    critical firefighting resources to Israel in the past,” said Kofman. “Israel is
    honored to be able to assist California in combating these wildfires that have
    ravaged so much of the state. We do this to honor the US firefighters who stood
    with us in the past. Israel cherishes its strong friendship with the people of
    the United States. Just as the United States provided emergency assistance to
    Israel in 2010 and 2016, we are honored to extend our hand in solidarity to our
    closest ally and longtime friend when needed,” said Kofman.

    https://embassies.gov.il/san-francisco/Newsandevents/Pages/Firefighter_IL_US.aspx

    articles about Fires caused by Hezollah rockets in Northern Israel and arson of a synagogue NOW in moderation.

  10. Israeli firefighter in California: ‘The mind can’t understand the size of this fire’
    BY MAYA MIRSKY | SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
    Sign up for Weekday J and get the latest on what’s happening in the Jewish Bay Area.

    Israeli firefighter Idan Braun, who had come halfway around the world to help fight Northern California’s wildfires, couldn’t believe his eyes.

    “The mind can’t understand the size of this fire,” he said, describing the massive LNU Lightning Complex in Napa and Sonoma counties that spread across more than 360,000 acres at its peak. “It’s huge, it’s huge.”Braun was part of a team of 10 Israeli firefighters who volunteered to help Cal Fire battle the monster blaze. For nearly two weeks they worked shoulder to shoulder with state firefighters to push back against the LNU wildfire, which began in mid-August and covered five counties. It is nearly fully contained now.

    https://jweekly.com/2020/09/18/israeli-firefighter-in-california-the-mind-cant-understand-the-size-of-this-fire/

    In response to a request from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, a team of 10 Israeli firefighters have deployed to California to assist in battling some of the largest wildfires in the state’s history.

    https://news.caloes.ca.gov/israeli-firefighters-arrive-in-california-to-assist-wildfire-response/

  11. Fires set off by Hezbollah rockets spread through northern Israel

    https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/fires-set-off-by-hezbollah-rockets-spread-through-northern-israel-2024-06-03/

    Hezbollah is setting Israel’s North on fire. This is how you can help
    While the Galilee suffers rocket and drone attacks, KKL-JNF teams are putting out the fires and preparing to rehabilitate the forests. They need support.
    By ALAN ROSENBAUM JULY 3, 2024 20:50

    https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-808848

    Fire that broke out in Jerusalem mountains under control
    JULY 1, 2024 19:54
    Updated: JULY 1, 2024 20:47

    https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-808548

    Police arrests Beit Shemesh synagogue arsonist
    Police arrested a suspect for setting fire to a Beit Shemesh yeshiva synagogue, damaging holy books and property. Following initial investigation, more allegations were associated with the suspect.
    By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    JULY 1, 2024 11:01

    https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-808447

  12. @Michael Since we were both ’70s American New Age babies before your “Great Awakening,” you can just say, “heavy, man, ” and let it go, or be, as the case may be. 😀

  13. @Michael A little personal anecdote: My big sister died in one of these right after all my pro-Pal activism in the late 80s. I met my mother’s first cousin who flew all the way from YESHA to attend her memorial concert and we bonded. Divine punishment through my family and a road to redemption is how I’ve always seen it. I may not buy into all the obsessive-compulsive religious traditions that I wasn’t brought up in, anyway, but I do perceive, however dimly, that there is somebody up there who does love Israel and doesn’t fuck around – even if
    he/she/it/none of the above does have an absurdist and, at times, downright sardonic sense of humor, clearly.

    And, also at times, perhaps just a wee bit hypocritical?

    “Are trees people that you would besiege them?” -Deut 20 😀

    I was searching for the line that goes woe to the poor little children in order to changs children to trees – no, not Scott Joplin’s only opera, the ragtime, “Treemonisha” – and this amazing song lyric popped up. Chillingly relevant poetry, especially after Oct. 7

    “O Children
    Song by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

    OverviewLyricsVideosListen
    Pass me that lovely little gun
    My dear, my darling one
    The cleaners are coming, one by one
    You don’t even want to let them start
    They’re knocking now upon your door
    They measure the room, they know the score
    They’re mopping up the butcher’s floor
    Of your broken little hearts
    Forgive us now for what we’ve done
    It started out as a bit of fun
    Here, take these before we run away
    The keys to the gulag
    Come on
    Come on
    Come on
    Come on
    Here comes Frank and poor old Jim
    They’re gathering round with all my friends
    We’re older now, and the light is dim
    And you are only just beginning
    Oh, children
    We have the answer to all your fears
    It’s short, it’s simple, it’s crystal-clear
    It’s roundabout and it’s somewhere here
    Lost amongst our winnings
    The cleaners have done their job on you
    They’re hip to it, man, they’re in the groove
    They’ve hosed you down, you’re good as new
    And they’re lining up to inspect you
    Oh children
    Poor old Jim’s white as a ghost
    He’s found the answer that we lost
    We’re all weeping now, weeping because
    There ain’t nothing we can do to protect you
    We’re happy, Ma, we’re having fun
    And the train ain’t even left the station
    And have you left a seat for me?
    Is that such a stretch of the imagination?
    I’m hanging in there, don’t you see?
    In this process of elimination
    We’re happy, Ma, we’re having fun (children)
    It’s beyond my wildest expectation (oh, children)
    We’re happy, Ma, we’re having fun
    The train ain’t even left the station (oh, children)
    (Hey, little train, wait for me)
    (I once was blind but now I see)
    Source: LyricFind
    Songwriters: Nicholas Edward Cave”

  14. OAN’s Abril Elfi
    3:28 PM – Wednesday, July 3, 2024

    Thousands are now under evacuation orders in Northern California due to fast-moving wildfires that have traveled to scorch over 3,000 acres.

    During a week of intense heat across the state, firefighters have been battling to protect homes from the so-called Thompson Fire, which broke out near Oroville on Tuesday, roughly 70 miles north of Sacramento.

    There have already been multiple homes destroyed in the aftermath, but early on Wednesday, no injuries had been reported.

    An estimated 13,000 people received evacuation orders, and for the roughly 20,000 residents of the community, a state of emergency was declared.

    Highs of 100 degrees were predicted later in the week as well in Northern California.

    https://www.oann.com/newsroom/thousands-evacuated-in-northern-california-following-fast-moving-wildfires/

  15. Bach piano concerto in D minor/Lahav Shani/Jerusalem Music Centre/Young Strings Programme

    “The Young Strings Programme:

    The JMC’s Young Strings Programme works with a young group of approximately 50 string players, between the ages of 11 and 14, in preparation for future studies at a more advanced level at the JMC.
    The programme is directed by Sergei Bresler (violinist from the acclaimed Jerusalem Quartet), and comprises chamber music coaching during the year and residential courses during the four significant school breaks throughout the year (Sukkoth, Hannukah, Passover and the Summer vacations), alongside a number of residential workshops in between. These meetings therefore focus on general issues, including: how to practice, gaining performance experience on stage and in front of peers, meeting with accomplished string players and other famous musicians, and other topics that broaden the students’ musical horizons. In between such meetings, students receive regular and ongoing enrichment studies in music theory and history.
    Alongside direct learning, the programme enables students to hear one another and observe each other’s progress, which is an essential tool in their evaluations of their own progress, helping to highlight areas for improvement. They also provide a supportive environment in which these young musicians, who spend much of their time alone practicing, can come together with like-minded peers and share their experiences.

    The Jerusalem Music Centre (JMC):

    The JMC was founded in 1973 by legendary violinist Isaac Stern and Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek, with the assistance of Yad Hanadiv (a Rothschild foundation) and the Jerusalem Foundation. The JMC’s purpose was to provide a musical centre that would find and nurture the finest musical talents from all over Israel, and today, as a result of more than 40 years of work, many such talents can be heard performing on prominent concert stages across the world.

    Today, headed by renowned pianist Murray Perahia, the JMC continues to imbue each successive generation of young Israeli musicians with the very same love, passion, and respect for their art shared by their predecessors, and indeed by great musicians throughout the centuries.

    Our Purpose:

    To find, nurture and promote outstanding young musicians from throughout Israel, providing them with uniquely tailored programmes that hone their skills both as soloists, and as ensemble and orchestral players.

    To support the musical and pedagogical development of instrumental teachers across the country, bringing them into contact with the world’s leading musicians and musical pedagogues.

    To provide a musical centre of global stature at the heart of Israel’s capital, enriching the city and its residents through its world-class concert series.

    Our Vision:

    Music has the ability to touch so uniquely and directly upon the very essence of human experience. To gain true, authentic mastery of its performance is a lifelong journey that, over and above innate ability, requires commitment, dedication, and humility.

    The JMC seeks out those extraordinary young Israelis who wish to, and are capable of embarking upon this journey with us. Around such individuals, we create a musical community of peers and great masters that nurtures, supports and challenges them throughout their formative years and beyond; a community that is there again and again to encourage and remind these budding artists that there is always more to be understood, experienced, and communicated through the language of music.

    Through this process of musical contact, these youngsters develop from promising talents into true musicians, who make artistic and interpretative choices knowingly and authentically, as part of an ongoing search for meaning and honest communication in music.”

    posted (2019)

    https://youtu.be/AYYlGth486E?si=u9nawU2ZLjkFGDaT

  16. Ukraine to be told it is too corrupt to join Nato

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    Of course, this was all too obvious to be much of a surprise to anyone, except perhaps the clueless Monists in Ukraine. Meanwhile, during a live Twitter Space conversation, this report was explained to not be a rebuke of the overly corrupt and despotic rumpdom of Ukraine, but rather that this was the way in which the US could help guide Ukraine to its ultimate destination inside NATO.

    The reality is that this report demonstrates what has been true since 2008 when the promise of NATO membership was first dangled before Ukraine – that this was a ship which was never intended to come to port. Ukraine will never be made a member of the alliance for the very reason that Europe and the US have only one use for Ukraine and that is that NATO should fight a war for Ukraine, even if they lose it, and not that they should fight a war for Ukraine. This cynical shell game has baited the Ukrainian Monists over and over again, and today they stand no closer to being a NATO member than they were a decade ago, or a decade before that.

    So fight on Ukraine because the carrot of NATO membership is ever just beyond your grasp, as is the recognition that NATO is continuing to play you for the dupes which you have made yourselves to be. Not to worry, though, there is another vote on your membership coming up again next year where your chances of being given a real commitment from NATO will be as promising and disappointing as the last.

    The ultimate goal of this war is to see millions of Slavs murdered due to their own factional tribalisms and leave the benefits of the war, whatever form those benefits might ultimately take, for the West. Do recall what the West might describe a million dead Slavs…a good start. Very cynical, but very true.

  17. Gidon Kremer [violin – Israeli Jewish violimist] Yuri Basmet [viola – Russian Jewish violist (world’s greatest – he put solo viola on the map) Yuri Bashmet] play Mozart Symphonia Concertante for Violin Viola and Orch. in Moxart’s home town of Salzburg, Austria) 2006

    https://youtu.be/ckp3k9FzNgQ?si=zVkuDy9OM8s8eL2V

    The best performance I ever heard with Perman, Zukerman, both Israeli Jewish, Mehta (India) Israeli phil,(1983)

    part 1

    https://youtu.be/szMu8si_YYQ?si=62Sc2G8QJRBHe0s8

    part 2 with Magbificent Handel- Halvorsen for encore

    https://youtu.be/BFTVZ0AVgM8?si=Y7p898seeYY1VmrZ

    All of the above universally recognized as among the greatest in the world, then and now

  18. The Israel Philharmonic with the IDF Orchestra
    – Al Kol Koleh

    https://youtu.be/tLjucRUyd4Y?si=cJJ7iM7-vt_MSgVy

    “The Carnival of the Animals” – Saent Saints – Lahav Shani – Conductor and Pianist – Israel philharmonic”

    https://youtu.be/cIyex97eBNU?si=jZ6nUByTI9y3MmBx

    My comment: It’s true, what George Burns said: There are 3 kinds of funny: “People who say funny things, people who do funny things, and people who are just funny.” Here we have all three. Or 4. People who play funny things. 😀

    Or 5. Honestly, I don’t know what I would do without the Hebrew subtitles for people who only understand Hebrew – watching this concert on Youtube for half an hour – who can’t hear. 😀

    I’m reminded of the old joke about one of the new millionaires in newly post-Communist Poland who built a mansion with 3 swimming pools, to accomodate each and every possible swimming taste of his future guests he could predict: one with cold water for people who like to swim in cold water, one with warm water for people who like to swim in warm water, and one with no water for people who don’t like to swim.

  19. Luna al-Shabal, Assad’s closest confident, has been involved in what is expected will come to be a fatal car collision. This ‘accident’ comes days after her brother was arrested for on charges of treason, and al-Shabal is believed to have given the Americans important details regarding the IRGC.

  20. Giuliani is disbarred in New York as court finds he repeatedly lied about Trump’s 2020 election loss

    https://www.breitbart.com/news/giuliani-disbarred-in-ny-as-court-finds-he-repeatedly-lied-about-trumps-2020-election-loss/

    In other words, one of our best lawyers was disbarred for telling the truth. I thought the rabbis said these were the sort of times in which Messiah would come: Good is called bad, bad is called good; everything is the way it shouldn’t be.

  21. @Edgar
    Yes, and with Biden, there is plenty of criminal pre-office acts to send him and his entire mafia family to jail for the rest of their natural lives, let alone the treason charges. This being stated, I am not terribly convinced whether Trump would bring such charges against them. Hopefully I am wrong on this point.

  22. PELONI-

    Enormous for Trump under his peculiar circumstances…..
    But also good for Biden……although not for Pre office crimes which can still be acted on, if the Statute of Limitations has not arrived or applicable.

  23. Enormous ruling from SCOTUS!!@!!
    The president has legal immunity for official acts carried out in the duties of the president! Good bye Lawfare leveraged against the president, or most of it in any event.

  24. CHEVRON DOCTRINE IS OVERTURNED!!@!!
    This strips the power from the US agencies to interpret regulations associated with passed laws. This will require such regulations be established by either the Congress or the Court, radically diminishing the power of the executive and most specifically the unelected govt bureaucrats, better known as the Deep State.

  25. Before gloating, this might not necessarily be a good thing for the GOP and Trump. Democrats are now openly calling for Biden’s replacement. Should that happen, it will not be so easy for Trump to win, especially if its Michelle Obama. Biden gave the performance that Republicans were hoping. Be careful what you wish for.

    Biden aces the debate… sort of (Remember, the ace can be the highest or lowest card in the deck)

  26. I agree with Ted and also Michael S about the debate. However, none of the American commentators say that Biden’s “handlers” expected or wanted him to lose the debate. Instead, they say that his handlers believed they had prepared him sufficiently for the debate, and that they expected him to do OK. However, all the U.S. commentators also claim that Biden the Democrat campaign managers, including those in the Democratic National Committe, are now in ‘panic mode” because Biden made a public desplay of his dementia in a situation where his handlers could not easily send the press away when he was having a bad moment, which is what they usually do. I don’t know where the truth lies. There is some talk of “drafting” Republican governor of California , Gavin Newsome, as replacement candidate for Biden. Other Democratic “operatives” have been talking about a possible “open convention” (??? this I find hard to believe.).

  27. I was dumbfounded when I heard that the terms of the debate had been agreed upon.

    How could the Biden handlers every think that Biden could handle the debate.
    How could they ever think Biden would win.

    Perhaps they expected him to lose and the debate was intended to make it easier to get him off the ticket.

  28. @Felix

    It is a disgusting trade. And these unfortunate creatures were in many cases sick with symptoms very like Covid.

    Yes, well while raising animals in squalid conditions is pretty gross, it is nothing new. Have you ever heard of a puppy mill? Such things are not that uncommon. Also, when you asserted that the unfortunate creatures had symptoms similar to Covid, what do you think this means? So the bat developed a cold with respiratory distress, almost exclusively among the elderly and most everyone survived? Is that what you mean? The symptoms of Covid are nonspecific and there is in fact no pathognomonic identifying symptom of Covid. This is why it was so easy for anyone have the common cold came to be corralled in with those poor people who were subjected to inappropriate ventilation, withdrawal of food and water and overdosed with Medazolam. All that it took was to have a faulty test which tested positive regardless of the patient having Covid, which is how Covid was tested, using a test wit a 94% false positive rate. But let us stay on topic.

    For any scientist to suggest that a sick puppy/bat/pangolin might be the source of a plague because he had a drippy nose or respiratory distress should be seen for what it is, a very very great stretch to support a hypothesis which has no significant support.

    I would be happy to continue this conversation further, so please do respond to what I have thus far commented.

  29. @Felix

    I did not say you were an ignorant person. I said that you demonstrate ignorance in certain fields. It is not my opinion it is something that facts demonstrate.

    Such personal characterizations are irrelevant to the conversation. Please speak to the issues and not to the competence or personal qualifications of those you are addressing, something which you are hardly in a position to have any honest appreciation.

    This is an aspect of science.

    Wrong
    This is a hypothesis, nothing more. Science is based on the formation of hypotheses which are proven or disproven based on the preponderance of collected evidence, and the word proven here is never entirely beyond the need to withstand challenge. I could go further into this discussion and provide you examples but this should be understood by anyone having any knowledge of or respect for scientific inquiries, for which you seem to claim some aptitude.

    You conjecture that a virus just happened to jump species from a bat to a pengulin which allowed the resulting hybrid virus to cross-infect humans, all while having less ability to infect either of the original animals than humans which, if your hypothesis were accurate, should not be the case. To restate this more clearly, the virus is specifically designed to specifically attach to human cells at the ACE2 receptor with far greater precision than the ACE2 receptor of either of the ‘original species’. Are you aware of the steriochemical interactions which take place at the level of the receptor? I am going to assume you do not and try my best to explain it for you. It is complicated, so let me know if I am not being clear.,

    For those who are unaware, every binding sight on a cellular receptor has a set of charges, positive, negative and neutral charges, dispersed in a three dimentional arrangement which will either match up with corresponding charges on the binding site on a given receptor or not. ie opposite charges attracting while similar charges repell. If the 3-D arrangement of charges match perfectly, the bond will be stronger, and will hold together for a longer period of time than if the match is less perfect, and the more imperfect the matching the less likely that any bond will occur at all.

    The importance of this is that the 3-D arrangement of charges on SARS2 significantly corresponds to the arrangement of charges on the human ACE2 receptor binding sites, while they are far less corresponding to the binding sites of either the bat or the Pangulin. Notably, the charges are even better arranged to complement the ACE2 receptor of the ferret, which should be irrelevant to either the bat or the pangulin. So, if your hypothesis is accurate, we should have the virus being better associated to infect either the bat or the pangulin, but instead it infects humans better than either of these while it infects ferrets better than even humans.

    Your hypothesis fails to explain this. But here is a hypothesis which does explain it: The biochemical agent was developed in a lab using ferrets as the animal in which to develop a strain which might infect humans as was precisely described to be the intention of a grant proposal for the research being done at the Wuhan lab. This would explain why lab designed virus would infect the ferret more readily than humans and why it would infect both the bat and pangulin more poorly than either.

    The fact that the Wuhan lab was working on such research can not be ignored, nor can we ignore the fact that there is no local reservoir from which this might take place. Also, there is no phylogenetic progression from anything in the bats/pangulins which slowly progressed to become SARS 2. It is as if it just appeared one day and the subset of animals in which it was transformed simply disappeared without leaving a trace. This too fails to be answered by the natural evolution, but is consistent with it being developed in a lab.

  30. The interview with Ed Holmes that I previously referenced has Holmes describing the smuggling of pangolins through Malaysia.

    It is a disgusting trade. And these unfortunate creatures were in many cases sick with symptoms very like Covid.

    I came across an article about the sentencing of a trafficker in America with good information of how horrible this whole thing is.

    After Sars 1 in 2002 the Chinese Stalinist rulers tried to make it illegal but eventually failed

    According to Holmes the wet market industry is massive – the equivalent of the American beef industry.

    Animals trapped then bred and reared in captivity

    These illegal farms eventually being hugely transmitting the full virus.

    Holmes is describing the perfect conditions for this virus to grow but on being brought into Wuhan the virus meets a very concentrated population…and you have a Pandemic.

    This explanation by Ed Holmes who is a famous and very respected epidemiologist is an examination of reality. It is the opposite of the sick conspiracy manoeuvres of Rand Paul.

  31. Peloni

    “Well, thank you Professor Felix.

    To call a man ignorant once is to demonstrate your rudeness and abusive nature all in the same moment, but to do so three times within the span of just two sentences does suggest you might be compensating for something lacking in your own knowledgebase.”

    I did not say you were an ignorant person. I said that you demonstrate ignorance in certain fields. It is not my opinion it is something that facts demonstrate.

    At no time that is NOT ONE TIME, not even on one single occasion, have you dealt with the massive trade in wild animals in south east Asia, and you have said nothing about the prevalence of viruses inside of the wild animal pool precisely there.

    Recognition that this was the case led to scientists visiting there to study this very phenomenon.

    This is an aspect of science.

    You have sadly never referred to this.

  32. @Felix

    On matters of science I fear you are mostly ignorant.

    Well, thank you Professor Felix.

    To call a man ignorant once is to demonstrate your rudeness and abusive nature all in the same moment, but to do so three times within the span of just two sentences does suggest you might be compensating for something lacking in your own knowledgebase. You might think you will use such dull tactics to push me towards responding in kind, but instead I will simply note what I have already mentioned and state the following facts for you:

    If these toxic shots were not toxic, why has there been no investigation into the toxicities which were demonstrated by Phizer’s own data which showed thousands of toxicities of every variety and nature imaginable, and which the govt and Phizer attempted to hide for a period of 75yrs from public view.

    You say I rebuffed your offer of discussion, but I have discussed this matter quite a many times with you, only to earn your ascorbic temperament. Yet, if you want to open a dialogue, the above statement is as good a place as any to begin, so let us hear your explanation for what is stated above, Professor Felix.

  33. peloni1986
    June 26, 2024 at 12:54 am

    @Laura Only Russia is threatening nuclear war.

    You don’t believe that the US proxy force in Ukraine striking Russia’s nuclear defenses should be construed to be threatening nuclear war?

    Peloni,

    I think Laura is closest to the truth here: Peloni has come closest to openly threatening a nuke war (I don’t think he’s explicitly said so). Biden, on the other hand, makes nuclear war plausible, every time he opens his mouth (or fumbles the nuclear football?)

    I don’t think it matters, either way. When the bombs land in a neighborhood near you, who cares?

  34. @Laura

    Only Russia is threatening nuclear war.

    You don’t believe that the US proxy force in Ukraine striking Russia’s nuclear defenses should be construed to be threatening nuclear war?

    Notably, the US construed the placement of missiles in Cuba as a threat of nuclear war, but attacking Russia’s nuclear defenses should not be similarly construed?

  35. Only Russia is threatening nuclear war. Ukraine gave up its nukes.

    I do not think that a single person has had a single word to say about the absolutely key messages about dangers of world nuclear war flowing out of extended Ukrainian crisis. I gave the URL. This failure is nothing less than bankruptcy. This may come back to haunt you on this site and I do hope I am very wrong.