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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin UK View Post
    Another doctor calling out COVID-19 bs

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    Excellent, Robin. Here is the whole video from ZDogg that Shawn excerpted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yngvi View Post
    . . .
    He also said: China has done many helpful things we should be thanking them for.
    Directly from one of his papers:
    " I have been going to China a lot over the last 35 years and am lucky enough to have become well-acquainted with its top policy makers. This has helped me see up close how remarkable the advances in China have been and how excellent the capabilities and historical perspectives that were behind them are. These excellent capabilities and perspectives have led China to become an effective competitor with the US in production, trade, technology, geopolitics, and world capital markets. "

    . . .
    Chumming the waters?

    The first and last thought about China should be that it is a totalitarian state.

    In between, waxing poetic about, say, the excellencies of its meritocracies, consider that it might also be a very fragile state.

    Learn lessons from China (anywhere, for that matter). But never admire ("remarkable" closes in on admiration). Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Excellent, Robin. Here is the whole video from ZDogg that Shawn excerpted.
    Here's the whole Dr. Damania video: YouTube Its worth a watch. He elaborates on the same point that Stef Bradford did in the recent podcast about the much higher, yet acceptable, death rate of driving vs. COVID. He also points out the bullshit of the "flatten the curve" nonsense. Also, also, he says fuck the ventilators. People are using them all wrong. Definitely worth your 25 minutes.

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    I think this is the phone your talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiva Kaul View Post
    Is your understanding of medical incentives and reimbursement thorough enough to accuse doctors of fraud? Here's a test question. An insured (say, Medicaid) and an uninsured patient present for emergency surgery. According to the incentives, which patient gets the more time-consuming, resource-intensive, technically-advanced surgery?
    The one that pays the best. It's not a scam, it's just business, and since the government has inserted itself into the system, it's totally fucked. The government controls the vast majority of the money going into the system, and they control the pricing. Why do you think they won't quote you a price for an elective procedure in a hospital if you're self-pay?

    I obviously cannot rule out fraud, but the incentives are more complex than "hospital gets rained in $$ if they bill for COVID-19". For this type of care, hospitals and doctors get the raw deal, not insurance companies. I know a hospital admin who confirmed this is indeed the case for COVID-19.
    You are quite naive. The hospital always gets paid first. It's actually kinda funny that they are empty right now, finally taking their own cock up the ass. They miscalculated badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKC View Post
    I wish the answer was that easy..
    I’m thinking of driving down next week to see what happens. It might be best to be one of the early captives instead of a late one?
    Don't willingly let them arrest you as a martyr. You will be able to do much less good if you are in jail.

    I feel I may need to extrapolate a little more on the Dalio video.

    My comment about redistribution of wealth comes from Dalio's statements that the wealth gap, both within the country and internationally among countries is a crisis that needs to be fixed. If you watch Ray Dalio's videos, the only tool that he frequently proposes to fix this wealth gap is "redistribution of wealth" both within a country and among countries. He admits he is a staunch globalist. He sees this as part of a "global deleveraging", in which there are four tools to fix the problem, of which wealth redistribution is the only substantive way to equalize wealth inequality. And since no reasonable person or country willingly decides it is fair to severely cut their own standard of living in order to pay handouts to strangers who have done nothing to deserve it, the redistribution would necessarily be forced under Dalio's plan.


    This is one of the only phones I have seen that takes measures to prevent all tracking.
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    As a country we've been conditioned for this to happen through the public school system. An institution that from the very first moment of the day purports patriotism and nationalism. One glance at students hovering under desks in the 50's shows how effective this can be. Any amount of comfort is readily welcomed regardless of the efficient use of time. The country, as a majority has been conditioned to ‘obey’ the government without question because questions result in reprimand. In the case of our present scenario, the reprimand is apparently certain death by (may I say) the kindest viral pandemic of all time.

    From the very first moment that this quarantine was enacted, a question many of us have asked is what exactly does this quarantine mean? The emergence of these recent news reports are a realization of some of our worst fears…the dismantling of our former civil liberties. It’s interesting how entering the supermarket is eerily similar to waiting in the school lunch line. The behavior of the police in this instance is no different than any other way police have acted throughout history. I’m sure there’s a few 75 year old black people who are shaking their heads and saying, “Just you wait and see”.

    I've been fighting the hard fight on social media by trying to raise awareness but it's been tough. I've certainly tested friendships and more than certain pissed people off. It's curious how death can be such a rallying cry. Still, to sit silent and passive is to be participant in the transgressions occurring. Facts have proven to be totally useless and are completely dependent upon one's credulity. However, confidence -false or real, might just be the best way to beat this hysteria. And thats the new approach I'll be using.

    The stages of my mental journey from when San Francisco was first put on lockdown—Pissed, perplexed
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    As Rip has said many times, this is an experiment they've just conducted. It's time to conduct our own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKC View Post
    This specifically won’t apply to most of you, but generally it may eventually apply to each of us.

    I have a son and daughter in law who live in Utah. If I leave Idaho and drive to Utah for a visit.. apparently I will receive a text upon entering Utah with questions regarding my medical history.

    This brings up a number of concerning questions:
    How do they know I left Idaho?
    How do they know I arrived in Utah?
    How do they know my number?
    What if I don’t answer the text?
    What if I answer the questions not to their liking?
    What if I can’t produce the right “papers”?
    Do I get put in some kind of a camp while waiting to get the right papers?

    Does any of this sound ok? Does any of it ring a bell?


    A cell phone that is on, receiving, waiting for a call, transmits every so often. It does this to make sure you are connected to a tower. This is the reason you want to turn your phone off on an airplane. So the battery doesn’t drain when it can’t find a tower.

    There is always a record of what tower you were connected to and when. It won’t locate you to within feet, like gps, but to within a few miles of the tower.

    I have no idea who has access to tower records.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yngvi View Post
    Mr. Dalio claimed in his interview that he believed the world would experience a revolutionary period that would likely last at least a few years; He said it could be peaceful, but in history, it often was not peaceful.
    In the video, he repeatedly said: "We need to divide capitalism well" This phrase over the past 20 years in the United States has typically meant a top down monetary approach as part of a light socialist system.
    I got a degree in English lit, among other things. I don't think you have understood Dalio's argument clearly, which is why you should read a bit more of his writings, if you are interested in this perspective, of course. The main argument is that bad accounting policy on a worldwide level, coupled with the outbreak, is going to lead to a restructuring of the global monetary order. He makes a point in the interview that it doesn't matter at this point how long the pandemic lasts, the damage to the global monetary system is already so severe, there is no choice but to redo the books. I mentioned early on in this thread that I believe the next big thing is going to be a global debt restructuring scheme. I would even hazard to guess that the quarantines will go on for as long as it takes for the USA, China, EU and Russia to come up with an alternative arrangement. There will be some name calling until then, which will be further exacerbated by the various state-media-fake-news-troll-factories everybody has set up and can't find a way to stop, but the world is coming out of this with a completely new system. Mind you, I'm not advocating this, I don't even care all that much other than the fact that I can't wait for the whole thing to blow over so I can get the fuck out of my Catholic Church infested society (they have gone completely crazy since Allah let the virus loose, be happy you are under the auspices of Protestant preachers), find some manual labour in a godless place and never ever EVER again find myself handling other people's money, I am just completely convinced this is what is going on, and is the likely reason for the lockdowns getting stricter and stricter. So, some kind of UBI is first, and they want to keep the people inside long enough for this to become a necessity, you can already hear how people in poorer parts of Italy are having trouble covering basic costs of living. That is a go, debt and money restructuring is certain to follow, we will see what comes next. The first seal has already been broken, the second will be in say, six months to a year.

    Did you know that there is a theory among Bible scholars that the Book of Revelation is a cypher for the fall of the Roman Empire? My name translates to John, and I can tell you from personal experience that sufficient quantities of hallucinogenic drugs have a weird way of melting the past and future together via metaphors through which one perceives the world. In my case, the rift was some 20 years, I can only imagine how much my apostle namesake must have taken. Dalio is probably on some heavy shit too, probably DMT, but he's seeing it through the Buddhist and Hindu system of repeating cycles, they got to him via the transcendental meditation madness. Good writer though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yngvi View Post
    This is one of the only phones I have seen that takes measures to prevent all tracking.
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    Fuck dude, Librem? Richard Stallman approved? If ever there was a commie...
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    This might be too radical, but surely you can just turn off your phone.

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