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    I rarely watch TV these days...I just can't stomach the bullshit. I saw some pharma ads the other day and it blows my mind half of the shit they peddle is even legal. Once they start to read off the laundry list of side effects I lose my shit.

    Half the medical industry belongs in the gulag.

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    Normally, I wouldn't just dump a meme like this, but this is hilarious.

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    To say this is terrifying is an understatement.

    Has Neuroscience Found the Key to What Caused Zombie Nation? My Foreword to Bombshell New Book, ‘The Indoctrinated Brain’

    The Indoctrinated Brain


    Please enjoy - to the extent you can - my Foreword to ‘The Indoctrinated Brain’, by Dr Michael Nehls. The book, which explains the neuroscience of propaganda, will chill your soul, but may explain a great deal.

    ‘The fact that the brain is plastic—modifiable—has become much better understood by the public in the past few decades.

    General readers understand by now that the human brain can be altered; and that experiences can modify its reactions and processes. We understand now for example that PTSD leaves lasting changes in brain functioning. It’s been established that motherhood changes the brain and that bonding itself is a chemical process modified by the brain.

    We also understand, as general readers, that propaganda is real. Some of us have studied propaganda in the past. We have a working knowledge of Joseph Goebbels, and of the artistry and craft that underlay his manufacturing of National Socialist consent. The work of Edward Bernays, one of the earliest practitioners of what became the field of public relations, has been widely read in English. Decades-old bestsellers such as Subliminal Seduction by Wilson Bryan Key exposed the fact that advertisers use every tool at their disposal to alter our reactions to their products—down to the level of the subconscious mind.

    Modern general audiences also understand that governments use “messaging”—and often, heavy-handed propaganda—to lead us to take actions that can be against our interests or our better conscious judgments; to create prejudices and divisions that may not otherwise exist; to heighten fears and to trigger a sense of vulnerability in us, so that we can be better manipulated and guided to goals that are not our own.

    But Dr. Michael Nehls’s thesis in this book is revolutionary because it brings together all of these fields of inquiry and proposes a set of questions so radical that they make the mysteries of the past three years fall into place. This is the indispensable book. In The Indoctrinated Brain, Dr. Nehls brings these areas of study together in a way that has never been done before. By applying neuroscience to the otherwise bizarre events of the recent past, he explains what has happened to humanity.

    Many of us have noted that our loved ones and colleagues have changed. Post- mRNA injection rollout, we notice that people who were highly educated critical thinkers, have become unable to think outside of two simple binaries. We watch in astonishment as formerly sophisticated loved ones and friends regurgitate talking points with no self-awareness. We wonder why there is a sense of something inchoately missing when we sit with a vaccinated or COVID-fearful friend. We cannot fathom what has caused this sea change.

    Dr. Nehls’s hypothesis can explain it. “The Indoctrinated Brain introduces a largely unknown, powerful neurobiological mechanism whose externally induced dysfunction underlies these catastrophic developments,” as the publisher notes.

    Dr. Nehls argues that the spike protein, along with other COVID measures, represents an intentional attack on the human hippocampus—where autobiographical memory and individuality itself originate—and that “fear porn” keeps us from holding on to the autobiographical memories that encompass our former selves. As a result, humans have become deindividualized, more suggestible, more forgetful, more compliant, and less able to engage in critical thinking and creative reasoning. This argument utterly accords with what many of us are seeing, to our horror, every day. Dr. Nehls’s The Indoctrinated Brain is an indispensable book because it applies neuroscience to politics and especially to the politics of fascism. The need for that has existed for as long as modern fascism has existed.

    Neuroscience should be applied to politics and to social change, but it is rare indeed when those fields of analysis meet. By bringing these fields of knowledge together and mapping neurological science against propaganda, and vice versa, Dr. Nehls brings vast new insights to the reader that would not have been attainable previously.

    After you read The Indoctrinated Brain, you will think: Of course. Of course, the propaganda of the past few years must have been predicated upon intensive study of the brain and its reactions. Of course, the hundreds of millions of dollars that were recently spent and are currently being spent by the US and other governments on behavioral science and behavior modification would result in insights that would be applied by the US and other governments to making populations more tractable, less able to reason, less creative and more compliant. Why else would they so heavily have invested in such studies? Of course, the constant messaging, especially about fear, over the past three years, would have an effect that is not just about public health or perhaps not at all about public health—but that it is rather about making humans in free societies more tractable—with public health as the excuse, the proxy, for this deployment of life-altering and consciousness-altering fear. It is not the fear porn about the specific scary thing that matters, Dr. Nehls persuasively argues here: the fear itself is deliverable. The fear itself changes and indeed damages the brain.

    I’ve long been interested in the psychiatric effects and, as I guessed, intentionalities behind “lockdowns” and “pandemic” messaging. But I did not have the neuroscientific background to understand exactly what was being done to people via “lockdowns” and the “fear porn” of the pandemic years related to the virus—to other human beings.

    Through my study of the psychiatric effects of torture and isolation, that I took on for a book about closing democracies, I realized that isolation causes profound and sometimes permanent changes in the brain. I knew intuitively in the post-9/11, “Global War on Terror” years, that constant fear would wear down faculties needed for critical thinking. And I applied those insights to the isolation and fear messaging of 2020–22. But I did not have the complete picture.

    This book provides it. It is the “aha” hypothetical for our time.

    The Indoctrinated Brain provides the missing practical knowledge of neuroscience, that explains why isolating people creates a more befuddled, more easily manipulated population. It explains exactly why a message that closeness with other human beings can kill you, or you can kill others (especially your grandma) through physical closeness, might rewire the human brain to create the vulnerability to delusion and bad science and cultlike thinking, that many of us observed in formerly critically thinking loved ones and friends, post-2020. It even raises the question of whether the spike protein contributes to brain fog and to the erasure of a sense of an autonomous, resilient, individuated, and questing self.

    If Dr. Nehls is right, his theory here will be as important as Dr. Sigmund Freud’s discovery of the subconscious, if not more so. If he is right, his theory explains why governments around the world mandated “lockdown” measures and mRNA injections, which would not ultimately then be about public health but about creating manipulable, passive citizens. If Dr. Nehls is right, it explains so many baffling features of the past three years—notably the fact that formerly thoughtful, highly individuated leaders of institutions, down to rank-and-file citizens, followed cultlike dicta without a mur- mur, and pursued nonsensical goals such as isolation, masking, and submission to vaccine mandates, without protest. Dr. Nehls’s thesis would explain the bizarre experience many of us are having of watching our formerly analytical loved ones, find themselves unable to keep two thoughts in their heads at the same time, unable to engage in calm debate without exploding emotionally, unable to maintain contact and connection with people with whom they disagree.

    As I write, another global crisis is being spun up, this one in the Middle East. Within a day, highly educated and formerly skeptical loved ones of mine are repeating glaring legacy media talking points without any self-consciousness. It’s upsetting not to know why they would change in this way—and it is even more upsetting, though incredibly enlightening, to read Dr. Nehls’s argument and realize what the cause may be of their submissiveness to propaganda narratives. It makes it both easier and harder to contend with loved ones, friends, and colleagues who have been intellectually blunted in this way, to understand Dr. Nehls’s point of view and realize that this sad change in cognition might be simply physical—the spike protein—and neuropsychiatric: the repetition of fear messages and their impact on the brain.

    In my social media feed today—on a day when the news has brought images of endless atrocities to our media streams, and when we are being told that this Friday will be a “Day of Jihad” with plenty of stabbings—someone wrote, “Protect your amygdala.” That meant, do not expose yourself to endless scenes of rape, murder, beheadings, atrocities, and horrors.

    Dr. Nehls’s book is ultimately a hopeful one, since if we understand the damage to our brains from both spike proteins and fear pornography, we can find ways to prospect ourselves and our conscious minds. I appreciate the practical suggestions Dr. Nehls gives us to do just that.

    It is scary that we are living in a time in which there is, as Dr. Nehls so powerfully points out, a war on our brains. But it must be less scary to understand what is being done to us, with Dr. Nehls’s help, so we can protect and strengthen our autobiographical memory and critical thinking, and so we can survive this onslaught with the full range of our intelligence—and our humanity—intact.

    I now understand why people in Israel are even crazier than I think they should be. Covid vaccinations, advertising, ultra-processed food etc. have been a gigantic experiment on the human brain. From what I know of Jewish history, maybe this country survives with a few people at best. I can't understand the news from here or the USA. It seems so preposterous that sometimes I feel like I'm in a crazy movie, but I know the cognitive dissonance is real. Biden is obviously not a functioning president. I think it must be Obama or one of his people, but I can't understand why they are letting in so many illegal immigrants, giving them the aid benefits instead of the US citizens, rising inflation etc.. It makes no sense for Democrats and Obama to act so stupidly, but maybe they have all taken Covid shots and their brains are no longer able to function rationally.

    Mark, why do you think the people of Texas don't secede? From what I understand, they have a legal right to do so. At this point, it makes no sense to stay in the USA. The border should absolutely be closed off to more illegal immigrants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subby View Post
    Anything to add re the "rubberised blood" in arteries that a few morticians have noted? I've seen the "debunk" that this is normal for corpses.
    I haven't heard about this before, so I apologize if I'm following the wrong thread. I just googled "rubberized blood Covid" and found this paper:

    Relationship between blood clots and COVID-19 vaccines: A literature review

    I'm a geneticist, not a mortician or a virologist, but I've got some passing familiarity with the biology involved. My first thought is that it's entirely plausible that a vaccine could cause unusual blood clotting, and the paper support that (Section 8.1.3. Problems with blood clotting disorders.) Apparently the clotting-related deaths were limited to the AstraZeneca vaccine, and were primarily among women younger than 50, most of whom were taking estrogen replacements or an oral contraceptive.

    If I may make a recommendation: don't accept any medical treatment or procedure blindly. This includes vaccines. Read everything you can first, making a list as you go about things that concern you. Take that list to your doctor and go through the items one by one. (If you don't trust your doctor, get a new one.) Don't just say "should I be worried about ____?" Make them explain WHY you shouldn't be concerned about the things you wrote down. If they can't adequately explain why something isn't a risk to you, decline the procedure or treatment. That is your right as a patient.

    When determining if something should concern you, think about your immediate family as well as your own medical history. Some of these risk factors can be hiding in your genes, just waiting to be activated. Also, if you can, wait a few months for something new to be used on other people. New risk factors will be discovered that weren't known about before.

    I personally don't have any of the risk factors associated with the mRNA vaccine. On the other hand, I do have a history of two things that tend to cause serious, sometimes fatal, issues in Covid patients. So for me, personally, getting the mRNA vaccine was the lower risk option.

    Anyone who tells you to undergo a medical procedure without knowing your medical history should be ignored.

    Oh, about corpses: my understanding is that blood tends to pool in whatever part of the body is lowest. It will eventually coagulate. I don't remember if it eventually gets runny again or not. I may have that confused with muscles, which undergo rigor mortis and then relax as decomposition sets in. That process is actually kind of fascinating and relates to the chemistry of muscle contraction, but it's off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Zaks View Post
    Mark, why do you think the people of Texas don't secede? From what I understand, they have a legal right to do so. At this point, it makes no sense to stay in the USA. The border should absolutely be closed off to more illegal immigrants.
    It's been discussed, I assure you. The "legal right to do so" is mere conjecture. If we voted to secede, what would the feds do about it, is the only question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.T View Post
    I saw some pharma ads the other day and it blows my mind half of the shit they peddle is even legal. Once they start to read off the laundry list of side effects I lose my shit.
    Advertising medication should be illegal, and whoever is responsible for keeping it legal should be in the gulag.

    In their (ahem) "defense" though -- anything that happens to anyone during a clinical trial is considered a side effect and must be listed as a side effect in the medication's packaging, advertisements, etc. If someone in the trial gets murdered by their spouse for cheating, the drug company is required to list "death" as a side effect of taking the medication, even though they died for being a cheating POS and not from the medication. This makes it extremely difficult for us as patients to have an intelligent conversation with our doctors about whether we should take a medication they're prescribing, since often the answer to "how do you know this won't happen to me?" might just be "Well the trials for this medication included 2,000 people and only one of them developed that side effect, so it seems pretty unlikely that the medication caused it." Never mind that they may have been the only person with a pre-existing tendency to develop the side effect in question, and that you may share that tendency.

    In a situation like that, asking if there's an alternative medication you might try that's been in use longer is always a good idea. As a side bonus, medications that have been in use longer tend to have their patents expired, so they're available as generics.

    If Texas votes to secede, I sure as hell hope we let you go without a fight. I sure would miss you, but I don't want another civil war.

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    Finally someone did something rational and refused to play. In England of all places so unfortunately these Girls are most likely going to jail.
    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status...90807240163562

    (I'd recommend avoiding the linked daily mail article in the tweet as it contains pictures of a Man in a schoolgirl costume, that used to be my thing until seeing this)

    Another meme that perfectly sums up the world:
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    Quote Originally Posted by anticausal View Post
    Normally, I wouldn't just dump a meme like this, but this is hilarious.
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    I remember the initial "inflation is transitory" phase; I spoke to many Oberons who seemed to legitimately believe that claim by Yellen.


    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Zaks View Post
    ...I now understand why people in Israel are even crazier than I think they should be. Covid vaccinations, advertising, ultra-processed food etc. have been a gigantic experiment on the human brain. From what I know of Jewish history, maybe this country survives with a few people at best. I can't understand the news from here or the USA. It seems so preposterous that sometimes I feel like I'm in a crazy movie, but I know the cognitive dissonance is real. Biden is obviously not a functioning president. I think it must be Obama or one of his people, but I can't understand why they are letting in so many illegal immigrants, giving them the aid benefits instead of the US citizens, rising inflation etc.. It makes no sense for Democrats and Obama to act so stupidly, but maybe they have all taken Covid shots and their brains are no longer able to function rationally.

    Mark, why do you think the people of Texas don't secede? From what I understand, they have a legal right to do so. At this point, it makes no sense to stay in the USA. The border should absolutely be closed off to more illegal immigrants.
    Interesting argument about augmenting social engineering with biological engineering.
    I believe the Jewish people may be more susceptible to this type of social engineering for historical, cultural and religious reasons.
    They have been manipulated to support policies that not only run counter to their own interests, but will cause themselves extreme hardship.

    Obama's immigration guy is the same guy as Biden's immigration guy; Myorkas was in charge of immigration from 2009-2016.
    Thank you for expressing your support on the immigration issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    It's been discussed, I assure you. The "legal right to do so" is mere conjecture. If we voted to secede, what would the feds do about it, is the only question.
    yup, last time states attempted to exercise that legal right, the Feds invaded and burned those states. My dad always called it "The War of North Aggression" rather than the Civil War.

    Perhaps an "invasion" is already well underway? Perhaps there's a massive air lift of fighting age male migrants into cities all over the country taking place right now? How would we know? More importantly, would we care?

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    Possibly bullshit, but nothing much surprises anymore - Right Before Hamas attacked, someone shorted Israeli stocks

    "So it definitely looks as if on Monday, October 2, someone was sure enough on that soon something 'bad' would happen to Israel. That someone had enough market knowledge and money to take the risk of a false alarm in exchange for a huge potential profit."

    Google's monopoly is expensive

    "Google paid $21 Billion in 2021 alone to keep its search engine market share of staggering 90% - which is more than 1150 times as much as the tech giant pays for its lobbying efforts in the US and the EU. This is just a glimpse of how much your data and attention is worth to Google"

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