INVITATION to the CONTEMPLATION of our SHADOW-TWIN

The mysteries of psychopathy: the history of our shadow-twin?

Homo sapiens evolved out of the food chain (no longer having to worry about being hairless cheetah-snacks) just about the time that the political utility of being a psychopath (a mutation preserved by in-breeding, a la the “royal” bloodlines?) began to manifest. If you were ruthlessly lacking in empathy, effortlessly capable of lying and had no qualms regarding opportunistic murder, you were ready to “lead” any tribe that had become politically sophisticated enough to be governed by any factor more refined than brute force. And therein lies the fundamental problem occupying 90% of our time/thoughts, whether we could put a finger on it or not, for most of our lives. Psychopathy is the real root of all of our political, and parapolitical, problems. The cure would probably be pharmaceutical but… alas… checkmate: the psychopaths have been running Big Pharma/ Big Research from the beginning. Along with most everything else.  If you are a human full of goodwill, affection, empathy… you are poorly prepared to address the problem,  defend against it, or even recognize it for what it is. The most talented person, generous and honest to a fault, is no match for any ambitious mediocrity able to lie, cheat, steal and destroy, remorselessly, with his/her own success as the only goal… competing in any social setting. The cream of the monsters will always rise to the top.  And it’s bad enough to be mere cattle on some ranch;  how would you feel to suddenly realize that the ranch was owned and run by two-legged wolves disguised as Humans?

This (below) was published on November 26, 2020, at the Johns Hopkins News-Letter site: as mainstream as you can get. Read closely:

“Surprisingly, the deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19. Since COVID-19 mainly affects the elderly, experts expected an increase in the percentage of deaths in older age groups. However, this increase is not seen from the CDC data. In fact, the percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same.”

and

“Briand also noted that 50,000 to 70,000 deaths are seen both before and after COVID-19, indicating that this number of deaths was normal long before COVID-19 emerged. Therefore, according to Briand, not only has COVID-19 had no effect on the percentage of deaths of older people, but it has also not increased the total number of deaths.”

“These data analyses suggest that in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.”

and

“This trend is completely contrary to the pattern observed in all previous years. Interestingly, as depicted in the table below, the total decrease in deaths by other causes almost exactly equals the increase in deaths by COVID-19. This suggests, according to Briand, that the COVID-19 death toll is misleading. Briand believes that deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia may instead be recategorized as being due to COVID-19.”

The remainder of the article goes on to attempt to “spin” this rather stunning information (or admission)… without making much sense.

“During an interview with The News-Letter after the event, Poorna Dharmasena, a master’s candidate in Applied Economics, expressed his opinion about Briand’s concluding remarks.

“At the end of the day, it’s still a deadly virus. And over-exaggeration or not, to a certain degree, is irrelevant,” Dharmasena said.”

Uh… what? If the All Cause Death Statistics are not significantly up (above average) for the year 2020, why have tens of millions of people been put out of work, and into abject poverty/ starvation, as a “precaution”?

How much longer will they get away with showing you an orange and calling it blue, friends? It’s not a blue orange; it’s not a new fruit. It’s a lesson in the severe abuse of Power possible in the social media age. It’s another chapter in the long history of our suffering at the hands of our shadow twin.

Quickly, before this information is further scrubbed from the internet:

https://web.archive.org/web/20201126163323/https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2020/11/a-closer-look-at-u-s-deaths-due-to-covid-19

9 Comments

  1. other people are more qualified than i to evaluate genevieve brand’s conclusions about covid-19-related deaths in the u.s. – but with regard to the Johns Hopkins News-Letter being “as mainstream as you can get” – no

    it’s an undergraduate student-run newspaper – almost exactly the baltimore equivalent of the Harvard Crimson – interesting, provocative, fresh, perhaps – but authoritative, reflecting the perspectives of the wisest and most knowledgeable minds at the schools of medicine and public health at that university? no

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    1. Mr Charley:

      Tsk tsk.

      Who has more cred, the Johns Hopkins News-Letter article or Neil Ferguson’s “wildly inaccurate” (based on two decades of utter failure) computer models? Google it.

      Do you know anything about Ferguson’s cynically alarmist computer models, Mr C? They were the excuse for the US/UK (and by extension, The NATO-West’s) overblown policy regarding the “pandemic” (Tuberculosis is still waiting, in vain, for a similarly disproportionate label of respect). Read up on Ferguson and get back to me about the “people who are more qualified”. Or check with the eminently qualified unelected Global Health Czar (and vaccine magnate), Bill Gates… who was also Ferguson’s biggest patron (when he wasn’t single-handedly funding/owning the WHO), defunct anti-trust laws and consumer protections be damned!

      But: who cares about all that? The “wisest and most knowledgeable minds” have an unerring tendency to tell you what the Rich People want you to believe, in your Reality, Mr. C. No need to do any thinking at all. I can see the lure of that. The sheer cruise control of it.

      But.

      You’re the guy who defended the Netflix monstrosity “Cuties” (or however that’s spelled; CUTE-EASE? Q-TEEZ? ) in this comment section a few weeks back. Where were your critical faculties when you needed them? Your antennae? Do you just assume that anything that appears on the TV is okay? Is good? Is trying only to HELP?

      Well it’s quite the opposite, Mr. Charley. Quite the opposite.

      Evaluating the damning data I have plopped in your lap, the question should only be: are the source-figures for the Johns Hopkins study accurate or not? And in order to determine that, one should really try to do a little bit of reading outside the circle of on-message sources most obviously dedicated to serving the powerful interests dedicated to deceiving one. Yes?

      You know “The Media” is an aggregation of profoundly expensive infrastructures/assets, right? It has owners, right? The Media isn’t public property, run by shabby genteel hippies. Plutocrats like the Turners and Murdochs and even bigger corporate fish with greater portfolios own and direct The Media. And are the goals/needs of these Plutocratic Owners in line with the goals/needs of the Serfs (the non-wealthy: us) whom The Media “serve”?

      And won’t these two sets of goals/needs quite often diverge or clash? In fact, the more fundamental these goal/needs are (eg: Owners want to own MORE, we Serfs want to retain what little we have), the more these goals/needs are positioned in direct opposition, yes? So, in the end, does The Media serve our best interests (that is, the interests of non-Plutocrats like you and me) or… you know… the best interests of the Owners of The Media Who Consider Us Cattle? Rhetorical question, surely.

      So why would you EVER trust what the Megaphone of the Psychopaths who are principally responsible for War/ Starvation/ Ecocide tells you, Mr. Charley? Doesn’t that inexplicable credulity practically cry out to be manipulated and abused?

      Remember WMD?

      What did we learn from that experiment in MONOLITHIC MEDIA LYING? Where were the Big Media voices running counter-narrative to the blatant lies, back then, Mr. C? What did we learn from those astonishingly bald-faced, on-message, lies? We should have learned, at the very least, that Media are capable of it.

      Repeat after me: Why are we Occupying The Middle East? Repeat after me: Why was the Serfy part of the economy destroyed (tens of millions cast into the Great Depression, by fiat, by diktat, over night) so that overwhelmingly not-infected people could be subjected to the suspiciously carceral term “lock-down”?

      Because Middle Class Liberals weren’t too badly hurt by it (they could work from home) and obediently, like good little wide-eyed children of The Corporate State, went along with it? Because they forgot that the “Blacks” of BLM-fad fame are just as poor/ powerless/ threatened with starvation as the white trash Deplorables the preening Liberals despise for the reflections they detect therein?

      Well, you know how that historical saying, by pastor Martin Niemoeller, about the creepingly inexorable rise of the Nazis, goes: first they came for the crackers, and I said nothing, because I wasn’t a cracker, but then they came for the karens… and there goes my Yoga Zoom Class… oh, poo!

      Here’s something of interest; a document from an era before the modern, lock-step, amoral, fully-owned, toxic, lying, useless-to-us version of Media that has you believing all manner of preposterous things:

      And here’s some info about some Portuguese who sort of snapped out of it:

      “An appeals court in Portugal has ruled that the PCR process is not a reliable test for Sars-Cov-2, and therefore any enforced quarantine based on those test results is unlawful.

      “Further, the ruling suggested that any forced quarantine applied to healthy people could be a violation of their fundamental right to liberty.

      “Most importantly, the judges ruled that a single positive PCR test cannot be used as an effective diagnosis of infection.

      “The specifics of the case concern four tourists entering the country from Germany – all of whom are anonymous in the transcript of the case – who were quarantined by the regional health authority. Of the four, only one had tested positive for the virus, whilst the other three were deemed simply of “high infection risk” based on proximity to the positive individual. All four had, in the previous 72 hours, tested negative for the virus before departing from Germany.

      “In their ruling, judges Margarida Ramos de Almeida and Ana Paramés referred to several scientific studies. Most notably this study by Jaafar et al., which found that – when running PCR tests with 35 cycles or more – the accuracy dropped to 3%, meaning up to 97% of positive results could be false positives.

      “The ruling goes on to conclude that, based on the science they read, any PCR test using over 25 cycles is totally unreliable. Governments and private labs have been very tight-lipped about the exact number of cycles they run when PCR testing, but it is known to sometimes be as high as 45. Even fearmonger-in-chief Anthony Fauci has publicly stated anything over 35 is totally unusable.”

      https://off-guardian.org/2020/11/20/portuguese-court-rules-pcr-tests-unreliable-quarantines-unlawful/

      And a nice aggregation of info for anyone with a spark of intellectual curiosity left on this repulsively dim and obedient plantation:

      https://swprs.org/facts-about-covid-19/

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    2. PS Btw, I said “mainstream” not “authoritative”; do you think Johns Hopkins is Berkeley?

      “it’s an undergraduate student-run newspaper – almost exactly the baltimore equivalent of the Harvard Crimson”

      Oh dear: Freaky, kinky, radical non-mainstream Harvard!

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  2. i would like to call your attention to the following, particularly the last paragraph – the original text has embedded links to corroborating publications – this is from what currently appears at the johns hopkins news-letter page in which they explain why they have taken down the original article from their website AND are continuing to make it available as a PDF – this is admirable transparency and i commend them for it

    my own intention is to look for informed discussions challenging and/or supporting briand’s conclusions on this contentious and consequential issue, as part of my continuing attempt to get some of idea of what’s going on – with best wishes to all in the never-ending search for truth, justice, and potentially sentient ways of minimizing suffering and/or promoting well-being

    mistah charley, sb, ma, phd, jsps

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    “Briand’s study should not be used exclusively in understanding the impact of COVID-19, but should be taken in context with the countless other data published by Hopkins, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    As assistant director for the Master’s in Applied Economics program at Hopkins, Briand is neither a medical professional nor a disease researcher. At her talk, she herself stated that more research and data are needed to understand the effects of COVID-19 in the U.S.

    Briand was quoted in the article as saying, ‘All of this points to no evidence that COVID-19 created any excess deaths. Total death numbers are not above normal death numbers.’ This claim is incorrect and does not take into account the spike in raw death count from all causes compared to previous years. According to the CDC, there have been almost 300,000 excess deaths due to COVID-19.”

    from https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2020/11/a-closer-look-at-u-s-deaths-due-to-covid-19
    downloaded 11/30/2020 0900 eastern time

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    1. Goodgawd, Mr Charley, how would you expect them to respond? “Ooops! Jig’s up! You caught us, old boy! What can we say…. so sorry! Snort!”

      How is this an example “admirable transparency” when their “rebuttal” is a double-bluffing straw man? And their posting of the “debunked” pdf is nothing but the obvious tactic a professional “spin doctor” (Liar) would use to trigger exactly the response they got in you (ding ding ding). They claim:

      “According to the CDC, there have been almost 300,000 excess deaths due to COVID-19.”

      Uh, yeah, sure… if you repurpose all those picayune co-morbidities (Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, seasonal Flu/Pneumonia et al) as “Covid”. Which brings us back to Square One… not.

      Let’s consider England’s relevant figures as of October:

      “Surgery has been cancelled for 50,000 children in England; stroke treatment has reduced by 45%; ultrasound examinations were down by more than 65% in April and May; endoscopic examination reduced by nearly 90%; depression rates doubled; alcohol consumption increased markedly; AE presentation halved and weekly cancer detection reduced by 58%.”

      Gee, I wonder why/how mortality might have been spiking… eh? But, what’s a mere heart-attack compared to the dreaded Flu-like, low-lethality Covid (stats linked in previous comment)? Especially if you’re (like most of the casualties) c. 81 and in a nursing home? And that was the first spike noticeable on all the charts: it came weeks AFTER the first lock-down (in a non-bizarro world, of course, we’d expect that sequence to reverse itself: we cried PANDEMIC and then, as if on cue…). Second spike: annual Flu season. Are we really that gullible to not see this?

      “It is now accepted that there is a high mortality rate among the elderly in care homes in the UK and globally — among the same elderly civilians who are being “asked” to sign DNRs (Do Not Resuscitate) forms. This amounts to signing their own death warrant, should they present any of the Covid–19 symptoms. They will be neglected, isolated from their families when at their most vulnerable and left alone to die, even though it is possible that they have not contracted the virus.”

      (And you know that the Covid beds/deaths earned hefty care-giver bonuses, right? And that intubating an 80-year-old is practically a death-sentence, right? Not that I’m suggesting a financial incentive to tilt New York’s aging Black Poor down a Crisco’d chute into the Afterlife with fraudulent Covid toe-tags but…)

      Here’s how “stringent” their “Covid” death figures are, Mr. Charley (and no, I’m not a trained medical technician or Nobel-prize-winning researcher, but my English is pretty good): go to the :42 mark if you’re short on time:

      And here, from the article cited, above that remarkable video clip, is relevant info referencing Wastewater Based Epidemiology (WBE) studies:

      “In Italy the National Institute of Health (ISS) used WBE to identify the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in samples collected on December 18th 2019 from Milan and Turin. This placed it in Italy nearly two weeks prior to the supposed outbreak of the disease in China.

      Brazilian scientists used WBE to discover that the virus was present in November 2019. In Spain, the University of Barcelona reported WBE evidence of SARS-CoV-2 from samples taken in March 2019, a whole year before the WHO declared their global pandemic.”

      As we now know that WBE is reliable enough to inform government policy and their newly constructed bio surveillance and biosecurity systems, it seems this supposed population threatening virus had been transmitted around the world long before anyone started dying from it. It lay dormant, unnoticed by the global medical and scientific community, harming no one at all for many months.”

      Covid-19 didn’t apparently decide to start killing people until governments reported it. It lead to virtually no significant mortality at all until the political decision was made to impose lockdown measures. Pandemics don’t work this way.”

      When these apparent “anomalies” first emerged the usual band of approved fact checkers were quick to suggest that likely false positives explained this gaping hole in the official Covid-19 narrative. Though when it comes to large false positive rates undermining the claimed number of cases, the same fact checkers think their own arguments are a load of nonsense.”

      It isn’t just that the virus was seemingly present long before it caused any notable harm, WBE evidence is rather inconvenient for those who seek to “blame” China for the pandemic. Yet this still doesn’t account for the burgeoning contradictions appearing in the approved version of the Covid-19 story.”

      Governments cannot credibly maintain these inconsistencies. They have confirmed that WBE is a valid scientific process for identifying the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and have already used it to inform their own population surveillance systems. Therefore, as WBE proves it had already infected nations around the world prior to the acknowledged outbreak, the notion that Covid-19 began in Wuhan in December 2019, rapidly spread and almost immediately caused mortality, is demonstrably false.”

      ***

      It isn’t required of Briand to be a “medical professional” or a “disease researcher,” it is required of her, if her thesis relies on crunching numbers, to crunch numbers. Were her numbers good? Did she crunch them well? It is also required of all of us to be clear-minded and enjoy complete access to the dregs of our fragile ration of Common Sense.

      You’re approaching this problem as though we’re merely contemplating the possibility of Innocent Government Error: your framing is all wrong. After decades of one Big Corporate-Government Lie covering one Big Corporate-Government Crime, after another, the non-Duped should find it obvious that what we’re dealing with is a transnational Crime of unprecedented magnitude. Global (Serf) Economy crushed, deaths deliberately instigated with overarching goals in mind (not terribly unlike all the other War Crimes TFIC are guilty of, though this one is hitting much closer to home.

      The evidence of crime is absurdly blatant and copious… but not if you’re wearing your Good Citizen See Weak Evil Blinker-Goggles.

      “my own intention is to look for informed discussions challenging and/or supporting briand’s conclusions on this contentious and consequential issue, as part of my continuing attempt to get some of idea of what’s going on –”

      Which is why you acquainted yourself with the pertinent information I linked in the previous exchange (and which is but a flake of the available material) before coming back, dutifully, to deliver the Perp’s sincere, self-serving, opinion on all this? Right?

      (takes a pinch of snuff) HA!

      Mr Charley, your privilege (which being: Sweet Obliviousness) is peeking through as surely as Queen Elizabeth’s mustache under all that pancake on a sweltering day.

      These problems of Genocidal Plutocratic Overreach now coming to a head have been with us since before our births (ask any number of aboriginal ghosts, and slave ghosts, and “Middle Eastern” ghosts, in their millions, from recent decades) . I have been studying the matter seriously for half my life (as an avid reader, gathering thousands of books, tossing out the nonsense, cross-reverencing the subtle revelations here and there) and I can, with all due respect (as exasperated as I am to have to type all this out with one finger, re-aggregating and re-re-aggregating when all it should take, were I faced with the Genuinely Intellectually Curious, would be to toss out the end of one thread… or one little key fitting several locks… and let you… or anyone… take it from there) assert that…

      … you’re not qualified for this conversation. This is not even close to being the advanced version of this conversation. But here I am showing you Calculus, so to speak, when you’re barely conversant with addition and subtraction. I’d much rather be talking about Klein bottles. So to speak.

      Go in peace, Mr. Charley, and think back on a young brash Dylan or a feisty angry much-abused Billie Holiday and get some of your Animal Smarts (pasteurized out of you by Hired Ed) back. Do you good.

      CODA:

      http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2020/04/13/covid-19-as-a-weapon-the-crushing-of-the-disposable-working-class-by-design/

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      1. ADDENDUM:

        Someone somewhere just posted this bit of black humor:

        S K
        Nov 30, 2020 8:34 PM

        Chutzpah is what comes to mind reading this article
        from NOVEMBER 17 jpost.com
        (from jerusalem post)

        Excerpts:
        „Could mRNA COVID-19 vaccines be dangerous in the long-term?
        „There is a race to get the public vaccinated, so we are willing to take more risk.’
        „When Moderna was just finishing its Phase I trial, The Independent wrote about the vaccine and described it this way: “It uses a sequence of genetic RNA material produced in a lab that, when injected into your body, must invade your cells and hijack your cells’ protein-making machinery called ribosomes to produce the viral components that subsequently train your immune system to fight the virus.”

        „-BUT MICHAL LINIAL, a professor of biological chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, told the Post that she believes there is no cause for concern.-
        “Classical vaccines were designed to take 10 years to develop. I don’t think the world can wait for a classical vaccine.” –

        „But when asked if she would take the vaccine right away, she responded: “I won’t be taking it immediately – probably not for at least the coming year,” she told the Post. “We have to wait and see whether it really works.” „

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  3. thank you for taking the trouble to reply in such an informative and thought-provoking way – as the young brash dylan put it, “most likely you’ll go your way and i’ll go mine” – may peace be with us all

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    1. ADDENDUM 2: MICRO-WHISTLE-BLOWING:

      Improbable? Or hideously plausible? Absolutely Rule-Out-Able?

      Ed says:
      December 2, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      But what are people with Xrays of Interstitial pneumonia actually getting if not Covid? I mean I work in health care people are really dying, many do not believe it is covid but dying none the less.

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      Jord says:
      December 2, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      I also work in healthcare and have been observing how the radiologists are participating in the scam when reading chest x-rays and CTs.

      As most physicians, I consider them among the “bullshitter” rather than the outright liars like the CDC, Fauci, etc.

      They say noncommittal remarks such as “atypical or viral pneumonia COULD have this appearance” or “patchy infiltrate which MAY be related to Covid-19 pneumonitis,” or “groundglass opacities are present bilaterally; Covid-19 CAN have this appearance” and other such non-falsifiable claims.

      Obviously Covid’s radiological appearance has been improvised, and subsumed under the larger umbrella of many other pneumonia-type pulmonary infectious processes.

      The radiologists want to help. They want their remarks to contribute to research about this new virus. They want to apply their new knowledge from their larger networks about the radiographic appearance of the pandemic. They are bullshitters, not liars.

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      Mos Craciun says:
      December 2, 2020 at 10:48 pm
      @Jord

      The people in the radiology ( radiologists , technicians and the ones calibrating and preparing the scanner) are participating in the deadly scam not when “reading CT scans” as you say but when performing it. First non-contrast, then double-contrast ( if you know it, if not I can explain) then repeating the double -contrast ( under pretense that they didn’t find the right arteries). The total dose is masked by the way GE scanner displays the so-called “dose-report” which presents only a fraction of the real dose. All of this creates HUGE INFLAMMATION at both lungs ( after 2-3 days) , and increased difficulty of breathing .Which in turn serves as pretext for intubation and death occurs after – due to “covid” , of course.:))

      This technique was used for long time but only on selected, targeted individuals ( old, homeless , poor, immigrants) in order to get live bodies for pre-clinical studies ( which are supposed to be done only on animals) . There is a certain length of time between inflicting lethal dose and death, sufficient to carry the criminal experiments.

      And so , my dear Jord , they are not bullshitters nor liars , as you say — they are murderers !

      The entire “radiology investigation” of the covid-ghost is a macabre , deadly operation .It will not be possible without the falsification of the real dose through the so called “dose-report” issued by the GE scanner.

      The victims which are labeled “covid” display in fact what is called “SARP” ( severe acute radiation poisoning) . I talk about ionizing radiation, of course.

      If you work in the health care , ask your friends in the radiology ( technicians , medical physicist) .They will not acknowledge, but watch their physiognomy …Or better don’t , you gonna get only enemies .

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  4. PS Some More Lock-Down stats that have “nothing, nothing at all, to do with death-numbers spiking” for England alone:

    The audit of 132 documents shows:

    • Delays in treatment are set to cause a 20 per cent rise in deaths among newly diagnosed cancer patients in England – 6,270 excess deaths this year;
    • Treatment for strokes fell by 45 per cent during lockdown and there were more than 2,000 excess deaths in from heart disease;
    • Organ transplants fell by two thirds, with the number of those who died on the transplant waiting list almost doubling;
    • Total waiting lists for routine orthopaedic and eye operations are at record levels;
    • Calls to child abuse helplines rocketed;
    • As rates of depression and anxiety doubled, thousands of recovering alcoholics have relapsed.

    NHS Digital estimates there were 26.7million fewer GP appointments in England between March and August this year than in the same period in 2019 – down from 146.2million to 119.5million

    At least 25,000 more people have died at home during the pandemic in England and Wales because they were unable to – or chose not to – go to hospital, a surge of 43.8 per cent on normal levels.

    And 85,400 people died in private homes rather than in hospitals or care homes between March 20, when lockdown started, and September 11, an Office for National Statistics report revealed, the equivalent of around 100 extra deaths a day.

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