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2022-09-16 13:53 by Karl Denninger
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So CDC, NIH and others are over-reach and bullshit extraordinaire.

I was asked to speak on this briefly today.  And did.

Then the conversation went toward "smart meters" and the overtones of "5g."

Jesus, cut the shit folks.

So-called "smart meters" are nearly all Zigbee-style devices which is a quite-common option for home automation.  This is a mesh technology and typically runs in the same bands as your WiFi router does, with less power in terms of ERP (effective radiative power) than your cellphone -- and not by a little either, given the wild difference in distance between the device and you.

The reason the power companies use this is because it can be certificate-based for security and thus is quite secure from interception or tampering, which is a really big deal when you're talking about people's power bill never mind being shut off if you don't pay.  While they could have designed their own why re-invent what already exists and is available to anyone who wants to use it when that is perfectly-suitable to the task and quite secure?

Here's an ARRL document on them, which is entirely accurate by the way.  902 Mhz is very close to the Z-wave US frequency (908 Mhz) and I've had that stuff all over my house for over ten years.  You probably have too, since it was one of the earlier "cordless phone" frequencies (nowdays most are on 2.4Ghz.)

FCC power requirements limit such a meter to one watt of RF power.  For comparison your cellphone is tower-controlled as to power level but, because you walk around with it near and on your body (which attenuates the signal thus can cause the power required to go up) its limited to 600mw, or 0.6w, which is the maximum for a handheld device.

A common ham radio HT or "walkie talkie" has both a 1W and 5W setting.  I own two.  My ham "base" transceiver has a base power level settable of up to fifty watts but the power I'm allowed to run depends on the band I'm operating on and, depending on the band and the power limits associated with amateur radio use on same I can run a linear amplifier behind that and boost the power to ten or more times that level.

I also used to work on Ku and C band microwave transmitters and in fact did control software for some of them; the C-band klystron units, in particular, had rated power outputs into the kilowatt range, with TWT units typically having rated outputs around 300-600 watts.  These were continuous ratings, not "burst" or "pulsed".

All of RF is, as you learn if you ever study it, subject to the inverse-square law.  This is why the local FM radio station frequently runs somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000 watts of output power yet at your radio the signal level received by the antenna is tiny.

Thus while your meter may emit 1 watt and your cellphone is 6/10ths of that the meter is almost-certainly a hell of a lot further away from you than the phone just as your FM radio or TV is from the transmitter and thus the actual power you are exposed to is a tiny fraction of that from your cellular device, laptop connected via WiFi (which of course is transmitting) and similar.

In addition the meter transmits on a periodic basis because all the others within "listening range" have to not be transmitting at the same time or they will "step on" each other since they're all on the same frequency band.  The "mesh" is what makes this work; in short your neighbor "helps" your signal get to one of the utility company's antennas and vice-versa.  This is, of course, wildly different than what happens when you use a cellphone, PDA or laptop where your transmission is for you -- and only you.

In short the argument is bullshit unless, of course, you have no electronic devices in your house and do not live anywhere near a transmitting radio or TV station, nor do you have a transformer (which also emits EMF) on the pole or pedestal outside your home.  Well, perhaps not if you're Amish.  For everyone else?  It's crap.  Period.

The other argument is "dirty power."  Guess what I own?  A Tek digital storage oscilloscope, with which I can trivially look at the power quality coming from my AC outlets just as easily as I can use it to design, diagnose and fix electronics.  I have.  The claim is nonsense.

Why do power companies love smart meters?  Because they don't have to send people out to read them, so their costs are lower.  In addition nearly all (if not all) have a remote disconnect capability.  This cannot be used to shut you off for load management as its not designed to be used on a regular basis (it has a rated connect/disconnect under load life of perhaps a hundred cycles) so in terms of a "rolling blackout" that's not how they'll do it -- if they try they'll be buying a lot of new meters when the contacts fail.

But if you don't pay your bill, well, that's a "once in a while" deal and yeah, they can and do use it that way since now they don't need to send someone out to remove the meter from the socket and potentially meet the deadbeat with a 12ga shotgun who's rather interested in them not removing it and thus shutting their power off.

What I was asked to speak to was CDC overreach and my view that the agency should be destroyed, as their malfeasance and misfeasance, all of it intentional, goes back decades and is well-documented as is that of the FDA and NIH.  AIDS was one of the most-egregious examples but hardly the only one prior to Covid, never mind the CDC's refusal to actually act within their authority and seize and destroy contaminated items in interstate supply (such as E-coli contaminated food), which under statute they are empowered to do.

Nonetheless I refuse to have my name associated with bullshit and, while I'm polite enough not to call it out while on the Zoom, it shall not pass without my commentary here, on the record and exempt from roll-off.

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2022-09-04 08:30 by Karl Denninger
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There is no such thing as "gender-affirming" care.

“There was no real exploration as to what does it mean to be trans,” Anna said. “What does she mean she feels like a boy? Why do you think you’re not a girl? Tell me more. How does that feel? How do you know? And what does that mean to you? There was no exploration of that.”

What do you mean by "exploration"?

There is no exploration to be had; the statement is false.  As a result trying to "explain" something that is false is by definition an act of exploitation.

To be "trans" is very simply and analytically defined: You are unhappy with an immutable and core part of your physical self as a human being -- specifically, you are unhappy with the sex chromosomes in your DNA, and since it is impossible to change that there is no "exploration" to be had; this is a matter of physical facts.  The only thing that can change is that which actually can change, which is your happiness (or lack there) with said facts.

That's all it is.  Ever.  Period.

Oh, but you don't respect their feeeeeeeliings people will claim.

My retort is simple and accurate:  Putting feelings before facts is how you fail not only personally but as a society.

You cannot affirm that which is false.  You can lie to yourself but you cannot change physical facts any more than you can change the force exerted on your body by gravity while standing on this planet.  If you disagree with gravity you will still die if you jump out of a 200' high window or off a bridge; your feelings are utterly immaterial to the facts of physics or, in the case of your sex, your DNA.

This does not mean that someone who is an adult is not free to make whatever decisions they'd like when it comes to their personal appearance presented to the outside world in an attempt to pursue happiness.  Of course said person is free to make those decisions!  That's part and parcel of being an adult: Making those choices, paying for them both in the present and future tense whether the price is monetary or otherwise, and thus being entirely responsible for the outcome(s) which are either a direct or indirect result of them.

The distinction between a child and an adult, however, is that a child is considered not responsible for such things due to lack of knowledge and experience, along with virtually all of the costs they incur being forcibly carried by someone else (their parents), and therefore such decisions are denied them because they are life-altering on a permanent basis and they are not responsible for the consequences.

For a parent to allegedly "consent" to such life-altering and permanent decisions by their child is monstrous.  It is the definition of felony child abuse to enable someone who is "unhappy" with an immutable fact to attempt to disguise it in a form and fashion that is physically impossible and thus cannot succeed.  This is not about treating an illness or a congenital defect; those things we can change.

You cannot change whether you are male or female; the singular decision point in the human species occurs at the moment of fusion of gametes and is immutable from that point forward for the lifetime of that particular individual.

A man cannot become a woman.

A woman cannot become a man.

It is not possible.

We can't even fake it with today's technology on a functional basis leaving aside reproduction; that is, we cannot even craft functional equivalents of the male and female genitalia that, absent reproduction, leave the person in question otherwise fully capable of sexual expression and pleasure.

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE AND SURGERY OR USING DRUGS TO INTERVENE IN NORMAL DEVELOPMENT SEVERELY DAMAGES OR EVEN DESTROYS THE CAPACITY FOR SAID EXPRESSION AND PLEASURE THAT EXISTED BEFORE THE ACT WAS UNDERTAKEN IN EVERY CASE.

No man can undergo a "sex change" and have a vaginal orgasm.  No woman can undergo a "sex change" and have an ordinary penile erection, perform penetrative sex and have an ejaculative orgasm.  To undergo said surgery is to permanently destroy the capacity to have either form of sexual pleasure as man or woman because the other sex's neural wiring and its connections to the physical structures IS ABSENT and there is no way to create that which never developed in the first place from the moment of conception.

People who have had said surgery and say "but I get pleasure from sex!" doesn't change the fact that they do not get what a man or a woman (as their "end point") obtains from sex.  Its not possible because the neural connections which the "target" (end point) sex develops from the zygote onward are not there, and the now-vestigial connections that were severed when the surgery was performed still are.  There's nothing you can do about that.

What sort of monster would perform such a destructive act on any child or adolescent?

I'll tell you what sort: The same sort that perform a clitoridectomy on girls as an alleged "religious rite" which permanently destroys the girl's capacity to enjoy sex.

To block puberty with drugs always, if maintained for any length of time at all (e.g. not to correct serious precocious puberty showing up in a six year old) during the normal arc of development of secondary sexual characteristics permanently damages or destroys fertility, sexual pleasure OR BOTH.  A boy who undergoes this sort of drug suppression usually winds up with a micropenis that never finishes growing and is stuck with what he had when he was a child and as a result his penis is usable only for urination for the rest of his life.

Said boy can neither be either a man or woman; he is likely incapable on a permanent basis of the ordinary act of sexual congress with a woman for both of their pleasure and yet if he continues and has his genitals removed and a false set of female genitals crafted what is put in the place of his penis and testes are NOT functional on the basis of ordinary FEMALE sexual function and pleasure EITHER.  The natural structures that are in and around a female vagina cannot be created from a male's tissues and as a result while it might look like a vagina it doesn't function like one.

A girl who takes puberty blockers never develops the fallopian, uterine and vaginal structures, nor the breasts, that define a woman in terms of sexual capacity.  If she has a double mastectomy and then a false phallus is created surgically and grafted on the neural stimulation that results in sexual pleasure in a man does not occur because the required neural connections NEVER DEVELOPED in the embryo forward and in addition a biological woman does not have a prostate which is the organ that produces virtually all of what seminal fluid is comprised of.  A female body simply does not have the required tissues to make a functional penis.

In other words while you can make her look like a naked man with a flaccid penis she can never have a natural erection nor can she have an ordinary male orgasm that every male over the age of about 13 is capable of using nothing other than his hands irrespective of what hormones she takes or what surgery she undergoes.  If she abandons the path before undergoing surgery she's likely to have destroyed her fertility and will not cycle on a monthly basis, she will probably have vestigial, non-functional breasts similar to that of a man and may never experience sexual pleasure as a woman does at because the ordinary development of her genitals never took place on schedule either and will not do so if you stop taking the drugs after a certain point.

It gets worse.  A huge part of sexual attraction between men and women is pheromone based.  A heterosexual man will never be attracted on that basis to a "trans" woman because "she" emits male pheromones that were part of that person's genetic encoding at birth.  There's nothing that can be done about that; such pheromones don't arise only because of whatever hormones you take and we know they have a great deal to do with sexual compatibility.  There is nothing you can do about that and this part of sexual attraction, if damaged, can have disastrous consequences.  I've written about this in the context of hormonal birth control in the past; women who use it change their perception of a specific man's pheromones which leads to a very real risk that when she goes off the pill after being married and wanting to have kids she doesn't like the man anymore -- and has no idea why.

In short what is claimed is not physically possible.

It is monstrous to mislead a person to believe they can change their sex.

When it comes to anything beyond outward physical appearance the facts are simple: IT IS NOT POSSIBLE and in each and every case undertaking such surgery destroys said person's existing capacity for sexual enjoyment and performance.

Now if an adult wishes to indulge their appearance in an attempt to make themselves happier, at their own expense and risk after being fully apprised of the physical facts and limitations on the outcome, then have at it.  If you, as an adult woman believe you will be happier looking like a man yet unable to sexually function as one, and you are willing to permanently sacrifice your sexual functionality as a woman by undertaking this course of action then who I am to tell you that you can't?

Likewise if you as an adult man believe you will be happier looking like a women yet you will be unable to sexually function as a woman and you are willing to permanently sacrifice your sexual functionality as a man by undertaking this course of action then, once again, who I am to tell you that you can't?

But nobody -- and I do mean nobody -- has a right to cater to, promote or conduct such an act on someone who is not considered fully of the age of consent or to obligate anyone else to pay for any element of same, including whatever comes for them after they make the decision, nor is anyone within their rights to promote, give or otherwise enable such acts without fully disclosing and obtaining formal documented consent to the physical limitations of reality when it comes to such drugs or surgery, especially when one considers that the people doing and promoting this are making a crap-ton of money off it.

Anyone pulling any of THAT crap, and especially anyone "affirming" it with regard to our nation's children should rot in prison for the rest of their lives.

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2022-01-31 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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.... I'll go ahead and take one.

I, like Dr. Noorchashm, have some concerns with Dr. Kory and loud advocacy down one specific road.  I understand where he's coming from: When someone tries to silence debate rather than engage in it the only way to break through the intentional wall is to yell louder, or shoot the persons building the wall.

Since the latter is frowned upon in a polite society we're left with the other option.

Nonetheless I object -- and have -- to a single-minded focus.  By definition it fails to account for acquired knowledge over time, never mind being exactly what the other side is doing.

As for calling Dr. Kory's view a scheme, that's over the line.  In fact, its likely actionable, specifically when couched in the claim, no matter how-carefully wrapped, that unlawful acts are taking place.  Which Noorchashm did, I remind you.

As someone who has had Covid-19 and hit it with repurposed drugs, all of which I had to source outside of alleged "professional advice", and having successfully treated my own person with same, knowing it was Covid because I seroconverted and proved that both before (being negative) and after (being positive) the fact, again, without any professional assistance from your so-called "profession" because it was denied me, never mind formal refusal at the time to be given monoclonal antibodies because I was not fat, over 65, diabetic or non-white I think I have plenty of reason to ride your ass and that of the "orthodoxy."

Yes, I know my experience is called "an anecdote" or a "case study" and is not proof.  It is, however, my experience and thus stands as it is, like it or not.

I have every right to relate my personal experience to others.

Yes, I refused to take these so-called "vaccines" prior to getting Delta.  Why?  Many reasons, and I will list them again since otherwise you'd have to go back and read my work over the 18 months prior to my getting hit:

  • Insufficient data on intermediate and long-term effects.  I can't "un-take" a shot and whatever it does, it does.  Since the firms in question were given a nearly-blanket and impenetrable liability shield I trust exactly nothing out of their mouths or anyone else's derived from their claims (that includes all the so-called "experts") because there is no way for me (or my heirs) to go to court and pound them if the product proves defective.

  • Zero evidence of long-term protection and, from the titers raised by the EUA trials, evidence that the manufacturers knew the protection, to whatever degree it was conferred, was temporary.  This, standing alone, meant that whatever the risk profile was from the jabs it was almost-certainly not a one-time bargain.  What we didn't (and still don't) know is what the multiplicative factor is with repeated insults.  No matter how small a risk is if you put an exponential multiplier on it enough times you're going to get screwed.  I did not fail math in High School.

  • Zero evidence that as the artificially-high titer waned binding capability would not remain.  That's especially bad because it raises a direct and profound risk of VEI -- that is, enhanced disease either to the original virus or to other related viruses to which those binding antibodies can attach.  This risk, if it occurs, is catastrophic to the person who got the jab and impossible to mitigate later.  It requires years to know whether this will happen with regular, in-depth follow-up which obviously couldn't be done originally due to time constraints and isn't being done now on a systemic basis.

  • The mRNA technology in particular is one that has no track record at all and in fact the record is of 10+ years of failure for other indications, including cancer, where fairly high levels of potential harm are tolerated because the alternative is certain death.  It therefore requires years of evidence to convince me that "this time its different" and nothing other than time and a full exposition of the data over that time will convince me.

  • All of the jabs used in the United States, without exception, hijack your cells to produce the material your immune system then notices and attacks.  This is very different than direct introduction of the material to which your immune system is expected to respond as with all of the inoculations we commonly use in that the latter does not implicate your own tissues in the potential immune response while the former inescapably does.  This raises the risk of autoimmune attack which, if it occurs, can be permanent and severely disable or even kill you.  Without decades of proof that this does not occur, given that we understand the causes of autoimmune disease very poorly to begin with, such jabs posed a potentially extreme risk of permanent disability with no way to qualify how great that risk might be.

  • I was, at the time, while of moderately-advanced age (57) healthy with no co-morbid factors and therefore was not at elevated risk other than for age.  I am not fat or diabetic, my blood pressure is not high, I am not asthmatic, I do not have (or have had) cancer, my lungs and other organs function properly, my immune system function is normal, I consume no prescription drugs for any indication on a regular basis and I'm quite athletic, able to and do run at distances up half-marathons regularly.  The data out of NY's coroner made clear that age is not, standing alone, a morbid factor for this disease and I suffered from none of the factors that were implicated in that data set for increased risk.

  • I had every reason to believe that Covid-19, like essentially every other virus, would confer upon me durable immunity if I became infected and survived.  That immunity might not be life-long or perfect but the odds that it would not be protective against a severe or fatal outcome on a permanent or nearly-so basis was, on the historical evidence, statistically-indistinguishable from zero.  Indeed at the start of this pandemic we had scientific evidence already in on SARS-1 with people who had been infected and survived having knowledge of, and thus protection against, serious outcomes more than a decade later.  Since that is also a coronavirus and was well-studied there never was and still isn't reason to believe that infection was not durably protective.

  • I had concerns based on the data, starting in early summer of 2021, that the jabs might interfere with the building of natural immunity if I took them and then got infected anyway.  Only significant passage of time (years or even a decade or more) can exclude this risk (OAS) and if it occurs, given that coronaviruses mutate at a very rapid rate compared with other viral families, it could kill you on reinfection with a mutated strain by causing your immune response to be ineffective down the road.  Since I had reason to believe the protection from the jabs was not durable this became of particular concern to me by about June of 2021, and reinforced my decision to that point that taking the shots would be foolish given my specific underlying risk profile.

  • I had been following the repurposed drug situation, the "accidental natural experiments" with said drugs and the correlations with same since March of 2020 in depth.  Having read well north of 200 medical papers on the subject over the previous year I had a decent understanding of how the disease progressed, what was likely to work to interdict it during its different phases, which of those had very small to vanishingly small risk of severe side effects and I was able to obtain and stock back interventions that I believed might be effective, some of which were pharmaceuticals and others of which were classified as supplements.  I also read of correlating factors for severe disease (specifically Vitamin D deficiency) and that is trivially able to be insured against for pennies in other than the summer months (in summer its free), which I did. I was thus confident that whatever my baseline risk of being hospitalized or killed was I would be able to put another zero on the "won't have that happen" odds between these factors.

Given all of the above the decision was not difficult at all.  I had a large body of unknowns that could not be discovered for a period of years, some of which if they became realized risks would be catastrophic or even immediately fatal.  As time had gone on additional serious risks were discovered to be potentially in play, none of which had been addressed, discussed or disproved.  On the other side of the scale was about a year of knowledge of the disease etiology, its mechanisms of damage to the body, how certain personal health factors influenced that and what mitigations had statistical correlation with interdicting it.

I made my decision, I was ultimately infected, I used the drugs and supplements that I believed would be of benefit and while Delta was no cake-walk the outcome was success.  I neither went to the hospital or died, and I have no long-term discernable effects from the event, other than an IgG antibody titer that persists to this day (last checked a couple of weeks ago.)  In fact on an objective cardio-pulmonary basis the impact of my infection with the "evil" Delta was materially less than that which I suffered from whatever got me in the first week of January 2020, which was likely (although I can't prove it) H1N1.  That infection took more than six months to fully recover from in terms of cardio capacity!

Of course then the so-called "good doctor".... goes here.

But what is more concerning to me is that you three do so, while expressing unusual zeal for ignoring the established principles of Immunological science, as licensed American physicians to vocally disparage and dissuade millions of Americans, who have already lost trust in their government and expert institutions, from becoming immunized against COVID-19. This is a critical medical and ethical judgement failure on your parts.

Well, to put not fine a point on it: Bullshit.

There is no clear balance of risks and benefits for the jabs that applies on a blanket basis.  This is in fact true for every immunological product and indeed for every drug irrespective of its class or purpose.  I would not take a varicella shot for one simple reason: I already had chicken pox and thus it offers me nothing but risk.  Yes, the risk from that shot is extremely small but when measured against zero benefit you would be stupid to allow anyone to give it to you.

Yet when it comes to Covid-19 this is precisely the problem -- we had a decent part of the population as of December of 2020, before the first jab went into anyone on a widespread basis, that had already had Covid-19.  So where was the loud outcry then and where is it now, or even threats to revoke medical licenses for giving the jabs to people who already had the disease?  Even the CDC now admits there is zero statistical benefit to receiving one or more such jabs if you have previously been infected.  Such a recommendation or even demand is thus nothing more than risk, including the risk of death, without the possibility of benefit and yet even today the CDC and everyone else screams at people to get jabbed and boosted even if they've been previously infected and recovered!

The jabs originally looked like a fairly decent risk:benefit gamble for those in nursing homes and otherwise at very high risk, but who had not been previously infected, at the outset.  I said so at the time, quite-clearly -- even with all the unknowns given that we knew of a roughly 5% infection mortality rate in severely-compromised people, plus the fact that the average survival time for a person admitted to a nursing home is six months the choice to be jabbed was, on the basis of available data, reasonably determinable as odds-on for such persons.

For everyone else the decision was never that clear.

This, even with what was trivially-discernible as trials that failed to demonstrate either sterilizing immunity or durable protection.  Three months is not durable.  In addition indications that the trials were gamed were present all the way back when they began.

Now, with more time, we've developed information that is more adverse to both the safety and efficacy of the shots!

Indeed the reported rate of serious complications and death from these jabs looks to be some one hundred times that of another common non-sterilizing (and often worthless or nearly so) inoculation we hand out to over 100 million Americans a year -- the flu shot.

When all the "errors" go one way it is extremely likely they're not errors at all -- they're probably intentional -- because errors do not have a directional bias.

Why should not Dr. Kory present the position that the risk and benefit equation is not clear, it is certainly not clear for younger, healthy people and the data was deliberately screwed with to make it look better than it was?

All of which is true, by the way.

How bad is what appears to be the deliberate skewing of the data?  We don't know and thus we cannot put boundaries on it or prove it.

We can't look.  So says Pfizer, Moderna and J&J.  So says the FDA.

"Eat this, inject that!" says the doctor.

"Show me the data", says I.

"No." says the doctor and the government.

Well then fuck you sir, and may the plague of a thousand locusts descend upon your home, your assets, your clothing and your penis.

Especially when you further tilt the scales by actively denying people the right to choose mitigating drugs that, to the extent each or all of them work, make the risk:reward benefit calculation adverse to getting the shots.

Speaking of risk and reward how about Remdesivir.  Or, as I've taken to call it, Run-Death-Is-Near.  A drug with a known toxicological problem, specifically to the kidneys, that is a multiple-time loser, including with Ebola where it not only didn't help it led to higher rather than lower mortality rates and thus was stopped during the trials.  May I remind you that Solidarity, a fairly large-scale trial, said Remdesivir was worthless?  These results were reported in the NEJM close to one year ago yet hospitals in the US are still pumping people full of that crap today.

The reality is that our federal public health agencies have badly failed at accurate and honest messaging about the vaccine and its efficacy. The vaccine’s presentation by Mr. Biden’s administration as a binary silver bullet was an error that only stoked more mistrust, when its inefficacies became visible with the growing environmental viral load. 

It was not an error: It was an intentional lie and it pervaded not only Biden's Administration but Trump's as well and still does right now and here at the FDA, which claims the shots PREVENT the disease.

Indeed the FDA has now added Moderna's "Spikevax" to the list of lies, claiming also that it prevents the disease.

They do not.

We know this conclusively; exactly none of them provide the at least one year, 50% or better protection against infection and transmission that the FDA has historically required as a minimum, which is (usually) barely met by the flu shot.

The original trials were never powered to detect whether these jabs met that criteria, nor was the routine testing and follow-up done to detect it either -- on purpose.

Therefore any claim that these jabs prevent the disease was and is not an error -- it is intentionally false, especially given the data we have now.

The antibody titers produced were wildly beyond that from natural infection without any explanation as to why.  A reasonable explanation is that the manufacturers either knew or suspected that (1) the protection would rapidly wane and thus gamed the test so as to pass the deliberately-short timeframe required to sell them and (2) viral evasion due to mutation was likely.  Worse, setting the titer there while serving to conceal the failure and thus sell product may have also potentiated enhanced binding antibody levels, that is, vaccine-enhanced disease over time which would not become evident until after the trials were complete and 200 million Americans got jabbed.

Which, sadly, we may now be seeing with Omicron and even with Delta.

Can I prove the latter?  Not yet.  But if turns out to be true what are you going to do about it?

Oh by the way, every prior attempt at vaccination against a coronavirus ended in this sort of failure.  The entity that claims it doesn't this time carries the burden of proof and it better be iron-clad proof too because if you're wrong the harms can be catastrophic.

See, that's why we don't do this sort of thing as a rule and anyone who is intellectually honest both knows and admits it: This risk is real, if it happens you screw an utterly huge number of people, the screwing is likely to be long-term or even permanent and there's nothing you can do about it.

Is not allegedly the "prime directive" in medicine First, do no harm?

Well now..... experimental jabs, liability shields, using known toxic drugs that have repeatedly failed trials due to safety and in fact has repeatedly caused mortal injury in those trials on a widespread basis in hospitals and systematically denying access to drugs that have decades-long safety records to people at the earliest sign of illness.

Doctor, hypocrisy much?

BUT, none of these federal failures, nor any of Dr. Fauci’s prejudices and errors (or even the alleged corruption my friend, RFK Jr., elaborates on in his new book), justify anyone, especially three seemingly decorated and licensed American physicians, acting to compound the harm to America and American institutions, by disparaging UN-IMMUNE persons from becoming vaccinated.

There might be a reason for it sir.  The above may well be the reason.

Now let's talk about the jabs specifically.

The truth is that COVID-19 vaccine induce a powerful Adaptive immune response to SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein in the majority of vaccinated persons. This immune response, though it wanes and requires boosters in some, protects the majority of the vaccinated from severe illness. It protects the majority from becoming infected. It reduces transmission in the majority.

Only the first statement in that paragraph has factual basis.  The rest are conjecture and require balance, which you refuse to provide.  Indeed, you deny it even in the face of large-scale "natural experiments" such as in Israel and Denmark where, the data now shows, against Omicron the jabs are worse than worthless; they make infection more likely.

Indeed the data is that even against the pre-Delta variants this was true until two weeks after the jab sequence was completed.  That is, you were temporarily made more-susceptible and this pattern of wildly-increased infection occurred in every state and nation where jab rollouts commenced exactly when it commenced.  You and everyone else dismissed this by falsely claiming these people were "unvaccinated".  If you are offering jabs into the middle of a pandemic then an infection that occurs at any time after the jab is accepted must count against the vaccine's effectiveness.  It is your profession that chooses when to offer and recommend said jabs, I remind you and thus if you choose to administer them into a spike of infections and they make that worse that outcome counts against the intervention you prescribed.

Why should I ever believe someone in the future when it comes to my health once I prove they've liedMany have, and they claim to be experts.  "You become a dead end to the virus" if you get jabbed?  "Vaccinated people do not carry the virus -- they don't get sick"?  Yeah, Rachel Maddow is not an expert at anything except having diarrhea of the mouth.  How about Fauci, Walensky and Bouria?  Is not the latter the CEO of one of the companies making these products?  Are not the former two those who encouraged lockdowns, mandatory masking, mandatory vaccinations and more?  All three claim to be subject-matter experts and all three were completely full of crap.

Indeed there is evidence that the original trials were deliberately gamed and thus were frauds.  I've gone over this in substantial detail.  Can I prove it?  Not without subpoenas but eventually someone is going to get through that wall.  How is it that you accept alleged "trial" data that is generated and filtered only by the interested parties and which nobody else can look at, especially after the first batch of it is proved to be garbage?  It's not like pharmaceutical companies have lied before, right?  Oh wait, they have, and have been charged, prosecuted and punished for it.  Do you believe a bank robber who has been convicted will not rob a bank in the future?  Why would believe a pharmaceutical company that has been caught cheating would not cheat again, especially when they try to hide data from the public for decades and in fact go to court in an attempt to block its release?  How about when those same firms execute contracts with governments that require the government to indemnify them if, in the future, it is proved the product is defective?  We know they did exactly that because those agreements have been leaked and published.

Further, and perhaps most-seriously, we knew very early on that viremia, that is, virus in the bloodstream, including the spike, only occurred with severe and fatal cases of Covid-19.  We also knew starting in September of 2020 and documented by December that the spike alone, absent the rest of the virus, was pathogenic in the human body, specifically in the endothelium.  It is thus a reasonable belief that when someone ends up in the hospital or dead from Covid-19 this is likely the root cause at least some of the time -- and maybe all of the time.

It is impossible to inject something without some of it ending up in the circulation -- that is, in and around the endothelium.  That begs the obvious question as to which is more-dangerous: A definite exposure of your endothelium to the spike from an injection or a possible one from infection if, and only if, you get severely hammered?  Nobody knows and nobody has done the work to find out.  Despite the signal in December of 2020 we went ahead anyway without first disproving that the balance of harms went the wrong way especially in healthy, low-risk individuals.

On top of this we knew very early on that there was no reduction in transmission from the jabs; a person who had a "breakthrough" was just as infectious (per Fauci and the CDC itself) and thus might be more-dangerous because by hiding symptoms you make the problem worse.  If I do not know I'm sick I will not self-isolate in my home since I have no reason to suspect I'm infected.  An inoculation that does not prevent infection, replication or transmission but prevents symptom expression is thus not only bad from a public health perspective its disastrous.  Indeed one can reasonably make the argument that intentional blinding of symptoms is involuntary manslaughter.  We have historical precedent for this, incidentally, in the fiasco surrounding the DTP vaccine in the 1970s and the twenty-fold higher case rate for pertussis today after the formula for that jab was changed to DTaP, a non-sterilizing inoculation that prevents neither infection or transmission.  Do you think I can't read history and the CDC's own data on pertussis cases?

What's worse is that we now know the jabs don't work with any degree or durability at all.  How do we know this?  Because the CDC has proved it with their own contemporary data, that's how.  The >65 cohort is the most vaccinated in the United States.  Indeed, the CDC says that 88.3% of those >65 have been fully vaccinated, and 64.3% have received boosters, that is, the third shot.

The proof they don't work is that the CDC also reports that hospitalization among those >65 for Covid is roughly as high or higher this winter as it was last winter when there were no shots.  With nearly 90% of that age cohort fully vaccinated across the entire United States if the jabs worked to prevent severe disease we would see a ratable decrease in hospitalization among that cohort.  Indeed, since we know natural immunity is protective against severe disease for much longer than the jabs, at least one year, again by the CDC's own data, if the jabs did nothing we'd expect to see a lower rate among that segment of the population simply because many of them already had the virus and survived.  There are simply not enough unvaccinated and uninfected seniors remaining if the jabs work and yet there is in fact no decrease at all compared with last winter's surge among the most-vaccinated population subgroup.

This strongly implies that what the jabs are doing is producing VEI (vaccine-enhanced infection); that is, causing actual harm and either wildly potentiating first infections or, far worse, destroying immunity from infection whether prior to or subsequent to vaccination such that people are getting the virus a second or subsequent time and not mildly either; they're getting hammered since this is not relying on "infections", it's hospitalizations.  We knew the latter was likely this summer, incidentally, because "N" protein seroprevalence in Britain flatlined during Delta -- an impossibility unless the vaccine was interfering with building that titer or destroyed existing antibody titers if jabbed after being infected and recovered.

Never mind that there's evidence these jabs may be back-boosting other common coronaviruses.  That was known to be a risk in May of 2021.  We see that in the data too; people showing up in the ER and Urgent Care with "covid-like illness" but they don't have Covid, and a huge percentage of them are vaccinated.  Are these jabs turning the common OC43 and HKU1 coronaviruses, that usually produce mild colds, into severe disease events?  Maybe -- and we knew they might in May of last year but didn't bother to follow up on that either.  Since OC43 is believed to have been the cause of a Covid-like pandemic in the 1890s if this proves up we will have screwed millions of Americans -- or even perhaps tens of millions -- instead of helping them.

But, even then, systematic off-label use of controversial and unvetted drugs in millions of Americans would be a very questionable practice. 

What is "controversial" and "unvetted" about a drug that has a 30+ year record with nearly four billion human doses consumed worldwide and, of course, all of the results of same in evidence?  You can run all the teeny little trials you want but you will never get the statistical power on safety that comes from decades of widespread use.  We have that for Ivermectin.  We have it to a lesser, but still powerful extent, for hydroxychloroquine.  I know people who are using Plaquenil and have been for an extended period of time for chronic conditions.  They're not falling over dead while this specific use would be for a week or so at maximum.

How about budesonide?  We dose people with systemic steroids all the time; prednisone to name one.  We know its safety profile quite well, because we use it for a whole host of other reasons.  Budesonide, as an inhaled steroid, has much less systemic effect yet it concentrates the effect where you want it if Covid gets out of hand on you before you get sick enough that your O2Sat collapses -- in the lungs.  Is it 100% safe?  Of course not.  No drug is.

What if I demand those things, take them, and they do nothing?  So what?  Your alternative on offer was chicken soup!  Unless the drugs harm me in short-term, acute use I can't be worse off than what you offered me as an alternative, which was nothing!

Explain to why you believe you have the right to deny me that choice.

I remind you that in a tiny little nation called Mexico to our south these drugs are sold over the counter.  Indeed you can buy Zpak, HCQ and Ivermectin there for just a few dollars without any gatekeeping whatsoever by the medical "profession."

If your argument is that such active denial "encourages" your preferred path I have a word for that and it has a punishment too: Extortion.

Close to one year ago I posted a list of lies from physicians and alleged public-health experts.  Indeed it is precisely your group that has spent close to the last two years claiming a physical impossibility: That a mask could and will stop an aerosol virus.  You and your pals, in short, have and still argue that a chain-link fence around my porch will stop mosquitoes from biting me.  In addition to not failing math I also did not fail physics.

At the same time you so-called experts have refused to follow up on alleged Covid cases (that is, PCR+) with an inexpensive, couple of dollar fingerstick antibody tests two weeks later.  Why is this important?  Because a person who comes positive on a PCR test at Ct40 likely never had the virus at all.  Since none of the labs report the Ct value to the patient said person has no idea if their "positive" denotes a nearly-certain infection with Covid or one that is wildly-improbable to be a true positive.  In the latter case if they were sick they had something else.  If they weren't sick they had nothing,  In both cases they may well still be susceptible.  By calling them "sick and now recovered" you caused them to take risk they would otherwise not take, and this also became (and still is!) part of your argument for "everyone must get jabbed."

But if they do follow up and a huge percentage of the so-called "had Covid" people find out they were lied to and never had the virus perhaps that would be bad..... Indeed it might lead to a very-justified call for heads if your profession quarantined and economically destroyed tens of millions of Americans who weren't actually sick.

I had to go "outside the lines" to source these tests on my own.  I did so.

It is my sincere hope that any American reading my opinion here will think carefully about the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19. 

On this we agree entirely.  I have done so since this first began.  Indeed that is part of being an adult.

But my attempts to do so, including to document whether what I had in January of 2020 was Covid, have been intentionally, willfully and maliciously interfered with by people just like you.  My access to safe drugs that, on reading of hundreds of formal studies, some great, some not-so-great, some undoubtedly riddled with errors and even lies was refused even though said drugs are in fact as safe or safer than those I can buy over the counter in the local WalMart or CVS.

I can buy all the allergy meds I want without proof that I have an allergy.  I can buy all the Tylenol I want without proof that I have a headache or fever.  Why can't I buy a drug that is, on the data, roughly one hundred times safer than Tylenol?

The bottom line is this: Until and unless you have a proved-effective alternative on offer at the same point in the progression of disease there is no argument ever for interfering with someone using a safe drug irrespective of whether you believe, or can prove, that it works.  The test for this must be simple, binary and put into law NOW: If I can buy something as safe or safer over the counter then I can buy this if I so choose, period.  It's my ass and thus must be my choice when all you will offer in the alternative is nothing at all.

The reason is trivially-easy to understand:  If a person uses it and it doesn't work provided its safe they're no worse off than eating the chicken soup.

We should demand -- and you, as a so-called "professional" had a duty to demand that all of the data surrounding these jabs be released before they went into arms. You have a duty to insist that there be actual criminal penalties for failing to report adverse events into VAERS and even more-severe penalties for anyone tampering with, redacting or sitting on said reports including not autopsying persons who die shortly after using experimental treatments and publishing the findings, which the jabs all are.

You further have a duty to stop lying in your professional capacity and so does everyone else who claims a "professional" credential when it comes to medicine.  There are no approved jabs available to the public and the reason for it is obvious: Until and unless approval and recommendation comes for children marketing and selling the "approved" version is outside of both the PREP Act and NCVIA liability shields which means if Pfizer sells it and someone gets harmed they will get sued and lose.  Comirnaty is not available; I challenge you to find vials of it with lot numbers and produce them.  I have issued this challenge repeatedly since the alleged approval but not one such lot number and photograph of a vial has been shown in actual use.  The jabs that are available are all under EUA, they are and remain experimental to this day, the trials appear to have been gamed, the control group was deliberately destroyed making fair comparison impossible, some data from the trials was not reported at all including some that suggested a significant mortality increase, there is now a significant mortality increase in the working-age population that is not from Covid-19 and exactly correlates with the initiation of these jabs into that part of the population, the CDC's own data says that the most vaccinated cohort is still getting sick and winding up in the hospital WITH COVID in equal numbers to before any jabs were available and more.

But you have done none of this.

Indeed what you have done is the opposite and in fact you still claim that which the data and even the CDC disclaims: That the jabs prevent, on a material basis, acquisition and transmission of the virus.

I have no quarrel with anyone who reads your material, mine and everyone else's, does their own evaluation of all of it, weighing it as they see fit and comes to the opposite conclusion I did -- that for them in their opinion, the jab is a superior choice.  Were I in a different personal health situation I might well have come to that conclusion as well.

But there is no clear-cut, true for everyone answer in this regard especially when much of the data necessary to accurately calculate the odds either is being withheld on purpose from public disclosure and analysis, is being deliberately misrepresented or, perhaps worse, simply cannot be discerned without the passage of time that has not yet occurred.

I am not anti-vaccine.  I was forcibly inoculated with a whole host of things when I was young as are most children but on analysis as an adult I cannot disagree with the choices my parents made on my behalf.  Likewise, I made those decisions for my daughter when she was a child, and with one exception I agreed with the recommendations and she received those shots.  The one exception she had every capacity to change upon reaching her 18th birthday and I explained to her both my decision and that she was free to alter it at her discretion as an adult.  I have no idea what she decided because, since she is now an adult, her private health decisions are none of my damned business.  Likewise she decided (as a young adult) against the Covid-19 shots, got the disease (at the same time I did, which is why I know she had it), recovered without incident and now has natural immunity just as I have.

When it comes to the medical "industry" and "profession", especially that of so-called "public health" I do not trust it -- or you -- and never will in the future.  Your "profession" has destroyed its own credibility with your own hands and words.  Your "profession" has engaged in a two year long scream-fest of lies, you have failed to take reasonable mitigating actions for the most-vulnerable who we knew within weeks were at especially high risk, many of your cohorts deliberately exposed people in nursing homes to infected individuals, you have advocated for and used extraordinarily dangerous drugs which in addition to being dangerous have been proved in large trials to be worthless, you have continually advocated for "protective measures" that are physically impossible to be functional in actually reducing transmission and might increase it through physical transport of contaminated material from one place to another and you have repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that your preferred intervention is in fact a sterilizing inoculation and are completely, 100% of the time safe.  These were not errors -- these statements and acts were undertaken either with reckless disregard for the truth and known limitations of the data available or worse, with actual knowledge of falsity where there has been years or even (in the case of masks) decades of hard science proving you were full of crap.

Covid-19 is not the first load of garbage your so-called "profession" has run on the American population.  Roughly a million Americans a year die each and every year in whole or part as a result of the decades long pile of garbage your profession has and continues to run on what people should put down their piehole and is largely why obesity and diabetes continues to wildly expand in the United States and elsewhere.  Indeed that load of crap is likely responsible for a huge percentage of all Covid-19 deaths -- perhaps as many as half or even more!

There is no possible way for you to reclaim credibility with me.  You simply can't.  That which you or any other so-called "medical professional" assert from here onward must be backed by scientific evidence with all the data exposed, no redactions and no "trust me" assertions because you are not trust worthy.  Each and every piece of evidence that is missing I will construe against whatever you assert and that is perfectly reasonable, given the history of the last two years.

Period.

In a word: smiley

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2022-01-13 09:58 by Karl Denninger
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I'm getting very tired of the tin-foil-hat crowd.

When this blog opened up originally in 2007 I inserted a term into the TOS that made clear that certain Reynolds items were going to lead to instant banhammering.  Specifically, from the TOS:

Any discussion of 9/11 "Troofer"-related nonsense on Tickerforum will result in an immediate, no-notice and permanent account (and possibly IP-level) ban. There are literally thousands of places on The Internet where you can run this sort of tripe. This is not one of them, and those who refuse to respect this constraint will have their access privileges removed.

I meant it then and it holds to this day.  Post that event I spent a decent amount of time given that the basic "graving" plans if you will for the towers were public on simulation and satisfied myself that such claims were bullshit.  There are plenty of others, including "we never went to the moon" that fall into the same category.

This virus has led to whole bunch of others that are similarly bullshit.  Some of the people running this garbage are simply crazy, but I suspect some are put up to it and do so in an attempt to brand anyone deviating from the "official story" as nuts.  Here are a few of the self-declarations of insanity, stupidity or both that that will get you tossed instantly around here with no apologies and no second chances -- along with a handful of facts that we now know really did happen because there is documentary proof of them -- and in many cases we know who's responsible too because those are the people who wrote the documents or were collecting and analyzing the data referred to in them.

  • There is no virus; this is all from 5g signals (whether vaccine-related or not.)  Bullshit.  I've done a lot of work with C and Ku-band RF over my years in industry with former jobs including writing code to control that stuff, and a number of years ago decided to go get my Ham ticket.  I took the test literally cold without studying and passed at General (missed Extra by one question, I believe.)  The existence of such ticket is public record; anyone can look, so there's no secret there.  Any such nonsense is barking from ignorance and has no place in a serious discussion, which we damned well ought to be having when it comes to a viral pathogen.

  • The jabs are designed to kill virtually everyone who gets them by (insert reason; "graphene", microchips, etc.)  BS.  Nothing is particularly ground-breaking about what has been put together.  The hubris is in believing it would work and was safe when we have decades of evidence that it is not.  That mRNA technology had failed on safety multiple times is fact.  That said failures also included the impossibility of controlling where the therapeutic went is also fact.  Moderna is not a new company and has been at this for roughly a decade with zero success.  So why now?  Simple: The research that led to the release had a warfighting element to it where safety is relative.  We allowed our government and medical crazies to take the calculations made about relatively safety that are appropriate in a war where someone has just released an intentional biological weapon and attempt to translate them into civilian use.  That was fucking stupid.

  • Georgia Guidestones, depopulation, et.al. -- Bullshit.  The so-called "elites" are wildly more-dependent on the civil order of society and its supply infrastructure than you are.  Exactly zero of their nice aircraft and yachts, for example, will run without the entire supply chain for petroleum products being intact.  They have fewer ways around this problem than you do.  A 90% reduction in society probably kills you (obviously) but does kill all of them and their offspring.  Worse, they all whine they have "no reason to live" if they lose their cushy "stuff" where you never had a 200' yacht and $20m jet airplane to lose.  They know this.  Yes, they're delusional narcissistic or even psychopathic assholes (cough-Clot-cough-cough) but there are exactly zero of them prattling on over coffee on Youslob live podcasts that will survive even a couple of weeks if social order and the production of basic things like energy, water and sanitation breaks down and they all know it.

  • Great Reset!  You can be both wild-eyed crazy and rich.  They are both, you're just crazy.  Socialism and communism in all their forms have been tried dozens of times, all of which are basically "Great Reset."  It has never worked.  Not once.  The reason is simple and obvious: You can dispossess people of everything but you can't make them work to their potential; that is not possible.  Without the motivation known as profit eventually your society stagnates, puked on itself and chokes on its own vomit.  This has happened every single time so who cares what rich, crazy assholes come up with as a means to repackage and regurgitate the six-times-chewed dogshit.  It's still dogshit and no, that's not the "motivating factor" for someone to engineer and release a virus.

  • Chyna Virus!  Bullshit.  The facts are that this was a US, European and Chinese virus and that DARPA turned down the research grant request.  They cited potential dual-use, gain-of-function and societal risks that were unaddressed, and further cited specific language that implied Ecohealth had claimed "ownership" of the bat caves in which live deployment was to take place.  Unfortunately for everyone involved in the modern era where everyone sends documents around electronically there are records and it never goes away.   In other words this entire thing occurred because a bunch of arrogant assholes thought they should and could ignore the risks involved and hoodwink the population, all for profit. That all this happened is now known fact, it is out in the public and if you don't want to look or assign "credit" where it belongs that's on you and you're part of the problem and responsible for what happened.

  • You should trust any of these assholes including Trump, the CDC, NIH and more.  Nope.  These are the same jackasses referenced above who created the fucking thing and knew immediately what it was and deliberately concealed both what it was and where it came from -- and still are refusing to come clean.  Exactly zero of said persons should be trusted with so much as a butter knife until every one of the responsible parties admits their part in it and those who knew about it and did nothing -- and worse, pushed and continue to push wartime countermeasures that are known dangerous on a civilian population after having unleashed a wartime mitigation attempt that blew up in their face are held equally accountable. In the United States alone roughly double the harm Nazi Germany and Japan did to us in WWII in terms of death have occurred and it was, to a large degree, institutions right here in the United States that were responsible.  If we ultimately get nuked for both those actions and our population-wide simpering refusal to rise up and remove those who did it and continue to lie about it we deserve that heat of a thousand suns.

  • The CDC is corrupt or inept.  Nope.  They knew within weeks exactly where this virus came from because it was already in their databases.  They have lied every day since including both Trump's and Biden's CDC titular heads.  Every single action from that day forward was not taken from ignorance it was from malice in an attempt to shield the guilty parties from diligent inquiry, exposition before the public and appropriate sanction

  • Trump was a savior!  Bullshit.  Trump either knew all of this in advance or intentionally did not read it.  He's been lying ever since.  His "China virus" nonsense and pushing of the jabs should earn him the front seat in the dock at Nuremberg II for his intentional and willful refusal to shut down a program DARPA killed and then was done by circumvention.  That's what's on the table at this point and all of it took place on his watch which makes him personally responsible as CiC.

  • If you allow anyone to mandate anything medical in this environment you're too stupid to survive and deserve what you get. If you get fucked or die as a result of taking a military, wartime mitigation when that's not what is going on you deserve it if you get screwed. If you let anyone, whether your boss, a bunch of black-robed bastards or anyone else "mandate" such a thing your death or permanently disability, which is quite likely, is on you.  laugh at every single person who is that fucking dumb, and yes, you are.  If you inject your children with this stuff you deserve Satan's cock up your ass for all eternity and you will get it too in the afterlife.  I'm sure of it.

Yeah, I can show you exactly how this goes together; what I posted the other day is enough for you to find it with a few minutes of effort.  The executive summary is enough, on the first page, standing alone to recognize what happened.  It will take longer to read the 75+ page grant proposal for the detail on that and about 2 minutes to read the DARPA rejection -- and why, which very-clearly documents how fucking stupid and arrogant what they were doing was.  It may take 30 seconds beyond that point for you to realize that basically the entire program was the responsibility of a European and multiple United States entities.  Yes, the Chinese were involved as well -- there's no absolution to be found there.

Within weeks there were pissed-off families of over 100,000 dead who had every reason to want and expect blood in exchange for their loved ones that were slaughtered as a direct result of this stupidity.  Today that number is much larger.  It takes nothing more than that to recognize that even if only one percent of said loved ones are willing to get that retribution and don't give a wild fuck how they get it that if it starts every single person involved (and plenty who are fingered but really weren't) are going to have very bad days.

That's all this is folks -- and all it ever was.

Wild-eyed corruption that blew up in their face and then of course those who take advantage of others to sell bullshit and snake oil even at the expense of even more lives, cough-pharma-cough-cough swoop in and enlist those who are branded in the media as "heroes" to sell their crap.

Exactly as has been done myriad times before, and until you stop the with the tinfoil bullshit and are willing to put a pitchfork up the ass of the responsible parties will happen again.

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2021-09-30 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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The much-screamed about federal "contractor" guidance is out.  It does not say what Biden said it says.  Once again, the petulant 2-year old in diaper (literally, Depends) is lying and trying to scare you. 

Here it is:

That proposed rule defines a contract or contract-like instrument as an agreement between two or more parties creating obligations that are enforceable or otherwise recognizable at law. This definition includes, but is not limited to, a mutually binding legal relationship obligating one party to furnish services (including construction) and another party to pay for them. The term contract includes all contracts and any subcontracts of any tier thereunder, whether negotiated or advertised, including any procurement actions, lease agreements, cooperative agreements, provider agreements, intergovernmental service agreements, service agreements, licenses, permits, or any other type of agreement, regardless of nomenclature, type, or particular form, and whether entered into verbally or in writing.

Yeah, ok, and this is news?  A contract is a contract.  But, as you will soon see, a contract is a contract and that's a problem for Biden and his pissy little temper tantrum -- and the government admits it right on page 5:

Covered contractors must ensure that all covered contractor employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation. Covered contractor employees must be fully vaccinated no later than December 8, 2021. After that date, all covered contractor employees must be fully vaccinated by the first day of the period of performance on a newly awarded covered contract, and by the first day of the period of performance on an exercised option or extended or renewed contract when the clause has been incorporated into the covered contract.

And there it is folks.

Most contracts are for a term, negotiated in writing.  Indeed, if performance is to stretch over a period of one year or more there is this nice little thing called "The Statute of Frauds" (which doesn't actually cover fraud) that mandates that the contract be in writing to be enforceable.  Therefore all the contracting parties with the federal government, where performance will meet or exceed one year, do indeed negotiate same in writing and sign off on it.  That's because they're not stupid.

If a contract has options to extend then you have a contract with the ability to make it longer.  For example, let's say I have one that is a one-year contract with the option to extend for additional one year periods up to five years.  Fine and well, except that when you exercise that option you can't change the terms unless they're mutually re-renegotiated.

What this document says is that when such options exist the government shall do that -- in other words they shall renegotiate to include said term (you must be fully vaccinated.)  That's perfectly legal but doing so means the contractor can refuse and/or reopen negotiations -- say, on price or other terms.

Note that since this document provides burdens to the covered contractor you can bet the price will go up.  Not only is record-keeping involved workplace "social distancing" and masking is involved too along with a demand for compliance officer(s) to be employed.  These are real costs and, in some cases, fairly-extreme costs.

Covered contractors shall designate a person or persons to coordinate implementation of and compliance with this Guidance and the workplace safety protocols detailed herein at covered contractor workplaces.

They will be immediately met with demands for more money and snarl the supply chain to the government, since they're now a demand for every contracting entity.  Good -- maybe Mordor and its various agencies will get ratfucked by the inability to secure at a reasonable price, or even at all, the goods and services it wants to buy.

What's even worse for the government is that the way they're going to word this requirement (which isn't yet released), according to Q16, those will become part of existing agreements entered into after November.  Yes, you can do that in a contract; explicitly agree that one side or the other can change terms in various ways -- in this case, for whatever the Government decides are "Covid" reasons.  But since that set of requirements which may be imposed on the contractor is unknown as to both scope and cost (in other words the contractor cannot price it with any sort of precision) you can bet it's going to trigger very large adjustment demands from the contracting firms.

VERY large.

Good.

Note that in the FAQ Q12 it specifically addresses what's obvious: You cannot unilaterally change the terms of a contract so these requirements cannot be, and are not, imposed until the option period comes up -- which triggers renegotiation -- or, for a new contract, when it is awarded.

Further, Biden's administration has figured out that attempting to run this all the way down the supply chain to products and those incorporated in others is likely to result in an erected middle finger and the collapse of the government's procurement process, and so they didn't do that.  Read Q13.

Good luck you demented asshole; you're going to need it.

And no, if you work for a contractor or are one, you're not required to be vaccinated in November.  The Government hasn't even issued the actual rule yet, nor its language.  But when it does issue contracts that are extended, optioned or newly-drafted after that date must include it.  Fine.  Your price should reflect their stupidity and may it cause the Feral Fuckface-In-Dementia to CHOKE.

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