Is This THE Big Event? - Questions For Corbett #055

03/10/2020146 Comments

As I've noted in my recent work, many globalist agenda items are up for grabs as the world continues to freak out about the novel coronavirus and Covid-19. So is this the main event? Is the disease much worse than it's being portrayed? Are reinfections after "recovery" common? And what should we do to prepare. James tackles these questions in depth in this edition of Questions For Corbett.

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  1. ClintTorrez says:

    “What we need to look at in terms of those who tested positive again is concerns over the authenticity of their negative results,” he said. For example, samples taken from different areas of the same patient could test differently depending on where the virus resides.”

    • phreedomphile says:

      Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) commonly picks up false positives. What’s the specificity of the test(s) being used? Do they also amplify related viruses from the common cold and flu? We may never know as these protocols are highly controlled by governments.

      From your article link: those with hypertension are at much greater risk for death. Yesterday I came across an article citing research showing smokers experience a strong upregulation of the number of ACE receptors on lung cell membranes. COVID19 apparently uses ACE receptors as portals. Note that ACE inhibitors are very commonly used to treat hypertension.

      Calcium channel blockers are also commonly used to treat hypertension. Dr. Martin Pall has explained the MAIN deleterious biological effects of electromagnetic fields is the triggering of calcium channels on the cell membrane leading to the generation of reactive oxygen species (free radicals) and various cell signaling cascades. In experimental testing with EMFs, giving animals calcium channel blockers protects them from nearly all of the negative biological effects. Coming full circle, there’s strong evidence suggesting EMFs raise blood pressure.


      Wuhan had a major roll out of 5G, as did Princess cruise lines, and Iran has been trialing 5G. More importantly, as the global elite push their SMART Cities, continuous surveillance, and IoT, most of us are being routinely exposed to EMFs from wifi and dirty electricity.


      There’s also the problem of lung damage from insane levels of pollution. Wuhan having experienced massive protests over pollution last year. A former research colleague from China, a physician, told me a study revealed pollution in China’s big cities is equivalent to smoking four PACKS of cigarettes a day. And what about the ever present pachyderm in the room that is chemtrails? What’s in those sky cocktails?

      We’re at the peak of a nonlinear disinfo war. Wouldn’t be surprised if multiple common and tweaked viruses are being seeded with different versions in regions and sub regions to test the various outcomes and to sow maximum confusion.

      • manbearpig says:

        Listen 2Ph!

        You’ve really gotta quit all this unbridled “magical thinking”!

        I mean,c’mon! People might start getting IDEAS, making associations and all that sorta viral stuff!

        • phreedomphile says:

          D’accord! LOL

          Thanks, MBP, best laugh in a while. Sorely needed in these times too! 😉

          Hope you’re safe and well, my friend.

          Please take the EMF dangers seriously and protect yourself and your loved ones.

          Last month, Blue Cross Blue Shield released a very alarming report about the number of new cases of early onset Alzheimer’s skyrocketing. There are patients as young as 30. Dr. Martin Pall strongly warned us about this likelihood.

          Also, in the past year the media has been reporting an alarming surge in heart attacks in younger demographics. This is consistent with personal communication from a physician friend of a never before seen uptick in cardiac arrhythmias and serious hypertension in otherwise healthy persons, including many younger males. Again, this is expected with EMF exposure.

          Take care MBP and much love to all the good people in France.

  2. bladtheimpaler says:

    Jon Rappaport at his ‘No More Fake News’ blog has been doing yeoman service, and for many years now, in dissecting this latest viral outbreak and how it is managed as an event by the pyramid cap in best serving their interests. This whether a real threat at some level or the hyped up threat it has grown to be.

    Prepping at some level is always a good idea. Who runs their household on a just in time basis except for the perishables? I have always kept backup goods just in case. That case could be a supply chain break that could run the gambit of an economic meltdown to a prolonged and bitter labour dispute. Just out of interest tinned corned beef usually has an expiry date of over two years. Rice is always handy as are the makings for bread. Multi vitamins can cover for some lack in diet I suppose but they do have expiry so that they have to be renewed as used. A freezer for stockpiling margarine, coffee, and frozen vegetables is always good. If you hunt and harvest game meat they are an absolute necessity.

    If you live on some land a veggie garden doesn’t take that much area or effort to realize a good crop. I grow enough potatoes to feed the two of us from one crop harvest to the next in my garden patch. I also grow tomatoes in buckets, have two apple trees, a plum and cherry tree as well as two of each good producing raspberry and blueberry bushes. All are eaten in season or else prepped and frozen for use during the year. Could we survive a total shutdown? I believe we could for a long enough time to become self sufficient but that would be conditional on what the authorities decided was their bottom line, where violence emerges, in handling such a situation and their attitude towards those wishing to become self sufficient? That is where push comes to shove and very difficult decisions have to be made.

    Our propaganda outlet (CBC) was telling its listeners how to react to covid, not in becoming too complacent or too alarmist but with just the correct amount of concern as dictated by the experts LOL.

    • Fawlty Towers says:

      “Could we survive a total shutdown? I believe we could for a long enough time to become self sufficient but that would be conditional on what the authorities decided was their bottom line, where violence emerges, in handling such a situation and their attitude towards those wishing to become self sufficient? That is where push comes to shove and very difficult decisions have to be made.”

      This line of questioning is starting to emerge more on boards across the web.

      All the prepping in the world isn’t going to do you one bit of good when your neighbors (who haven’t prepared) are starting to get very hungry.

      They do have a full set of weapons though (handguns, semi-automatics, etc.)
      and a large cache of ammo.

      So unless you’re willing to die/go to war with your neighbors over your food cache, you’re going to have to be willing to give up most or all of it in return for the possibility of mercy.

      The bulk of society today is too food industry reliant.
      Cut that supply chain and mayhem results.
      The first civil casualty is law and order.

      • Fawlty Towers says:

        I’m not trying to be a s-disturber, but this thread can serve as a useful
        talking point across multiple themes/threads here.

        .To Hoard or Not to Hoard

        So just how does a nascent worldwide Anarchist society deal with
        a COVID-19 -like scenario that has caused panic-buying of all food goods in stores around the world, leaving absolutely nothing on the shelves?

        • weilunion says:

          They don’t survive.

          I find it incredible that the Austrian school of economics and neoliberal Ayn Rand thinking is so often wrongheaded.

          Ever heard of price gouging? Running out and buying foods, medicine, etc. is great if you have the money. But this type of activity drives up the prices of everything.

          It is not a social solution to global problems; it is an individual solution for some people that have the money to run to the stores and buy. And even then it is only a temporary solution. Products run out of stock and then what?

          And what of all those people who have less than four hundred dollars to their names? What are they supposed to do when one, they cannot run out and buy and two, the price gouging runs the prices through the roof?

          A Donner party indeed.

          The problem is capitalism. When will people learn? Capitalism is a crisis riddled system run by a ruling elite. Until it is overthrown, crisis is the word and reality of the day.

          As for ‘freedom cells’? Don’t mourn organize!

          Take a look how capitalist economics works!

          • ben.r says:

            If you are afraid, or if you are being misled to be afraid, you will act in your own interest to offset the fear, whether you are a socialist, a capitalist, or anyone in between.
            Have you ever considered the possibility that the left-right, red team-blue team divide is false dichotomy intended to keep the people divided?
            The real spectrum of political philosophy and possible activism is down-up between local voluntary action, such as buying and selling, and centralised, mandated action, such as the state telling you where to live, where to work, what food to take, and what medicine to use.
            Even before the industrial revolution and fractional reserve lending, you could find this spectrum. Where do you think there was the greatest prosperity?

            • weilunion says:

              Yes, fear does push people into acting in what they think, is their own self interest. Libertarians think their self interest lies in their naked individualism and thus will act accordingly.

              Left right, team red blue, these are infantile notions that I never speak about. Perhaps others you know do.

              As do division, their can be no greater division that naked and insipid invididualism whereby each is out for their own, much like a jungle.

              You say

              The real spectrum of political philosophy and possible activism is down-up between local voluntary action, such as buying and selling, and centralised, mandated action, such as the state telling you where to live, where to work, what food to take, and what medicine to use.

              None of what you state above has much relevance to any points I have made.

              Again, it is Ayn Rand thinking that make people believe the big, bad state, not the coroporate state, is telling people what to do.

              There has been little human prosperity throughout the history of human kind which really, is the history of class struggle.

              Capitalism surely is an improvement over feudalism but not much. Wage slavery is still slavery.

              Until people understand this, learn to develop class consciousness and understand that so called free markets and their aparatus, the state, cannot solve human problems and that only control of the means of production through coops run by workers, the prospects for human development will narrow and narrow.

              And the Donner Party will expand its membership to include more and more people.

              • ben.r says:

                What about the middle class?
                How do they figure in your calculations?
                What about the Soviet Union?
                Were they just the workers’ paradise lost?
                How do they fit in your calculations?

                I may agree with you, in a sense at least.
                The “corporate state”, as you put it, has two parts – one, a centralised state and two, large, centralised corporations, together promoting illusions, such as

                – weapons manufacturers, promoting “security”,
                – banks, promoting “growth”,
                – pharmaceutical (and vaccine) manufacturers, promoting “health”,
                – agricultural-industrial suppliers, promoting the notion that they are “feeding the world”, and
                – energy suppliers, extracting fossil fuels.

                If you really want to demonize self-interest, as if you are somehow morally superior, then the real price gouging is hidden in plain sight – in the form of all the tax we are being forced to pay to underwrite foreign wars in a “forever war” policy. The real price gouging is being forced to pay for vaccines that may cause severe neurological damage, besides the other interventions of the medical monopoly, while voices promoting natural health and health via food are silenced. The real price gouging takes place, whatever the interest rate, when money is conjured out of thin air and then lent at interest under a regime of factional reserve lending. The real price gouging is being forced to pay for the subsidy of wheat and corn though they undermines the health of many. The real price gouging is being taxed for fossil fuels to pay for centralised “green” alternatives, such as wind and solar, when other smaller-scale, local alternatives are blacked out, such as alcohol (fuel for the first cars), atmospheric energy (à la Nicholas Tesla and Hermann Plausson, look for their patents), Fleischmann-Pons low-energy fusion (platinum and heavy water), and thorium. All of this price gouging takes place under the banner of “the greater good”, “security”, or “protecting people”.

                I don’t dispute that people are indeed being gouged for “hand sanitizers” or face masks, but the real trick is making them believe that these things are somehow necessary for them and their health and happiness. They are ignorant. They tend to believe authority blindly. They have been misled into not thinking for themselves, for example that they can strengthen their immune systemms and respiratory systems, using cheap, natural methods, without being duped by the hype and publicity machine. Many of them might stop drinking and smoking and would greatly increase their chances, if you believe in the recent fear-mongering about respiratory illness and the “coronavirus”.

                The tired, worn-out, exhausted rhetoric of class war is that of losers ever eager to blame someone else for their problems and living under an illusion of equality.

                Think about it. If you could take all the money from everybody today, and then divide it equally tomorrow, and redistribute it the following day, then in twenty years, it would unequally distributed again. Why? Because we are not the same. Equality is an illusion. Get over it. Protect yourself and your family, if they will listen to you. Resist the illusions. Think for yourself, independently, without repeating tired clichés.

      • cooly says:

        Hi Fawlty

        To address your point about desperate neighbors…

        I watched a video by a prepper who talked about this. His advice was to not become a target in the first place.

        He said-
        Don’t tell anyone you are a prepper. In a SHTF (shit hits the fan) situation, when people are desperate and hungry, their survival senses are very acute. They will notice the slightest thing that suggests a target. So at this point you need to blend in with your neighbors. Act like you don’t have a food cache. Go out and commiserate with them. If there is an emergency food distribution thing, go with them. Act as though you are in the same boat as everyone else. Most importantly, do not hunker down in your house and not go out. This will be noticed.
        So basically, don’t be a bowl of cat food that a raccoon can smell from a mile away. Blend. In.

        • weilunion says:

          Right, keep your head down and move fast for neighbors will become enemies. Great solution.

          All for none and none for all.

          This is societal breakdown thinking and what has led us to the point we are at.

          • brian.s says:

            I am glad someone noticed!

            In Haiti under extreme challenge it arose that everyone shared everything they found.
            My thought was that this is a cultural or spiritual instinct to hold back from total breakdown of consciousness to cannibalism and utter despair.

            Those who seek to save themselves -apart and alone shall lose even the little that they have from the fear of losing it. This is the pattern of the problem writ large.
            You may think the rich have enough – but the more one has that is not truly due – the more afraid of losing it.
            Resting in power is not a matter of struggle or defence so much as recognising enough in terms of a wholeness of being.

            The heart is not sentimentality or virtue signally but the true ground from which to build or grow anything. The only good side to breakdown is the opportunity to ‘come out’ from fear. By letting fear be transformed to active aligned and unified purpose. You don’t need complexity to recognise a true need and align in meeting it. But a complex world of deceit makes it very easy to become entangled in attempts to change others.

    • el Gallinazo says:

      Just in from Rappoport:

      Without a “test” there is no “pandemic.” The “cases” are based on the test and not sick people. So is the unprecedented contagion factor for this purported virus. Humanity has been conditioned to be so gullible. Who ever properly tested the test?? As far as I can research – no one.

  3. ktrammel says:

    Thank you James. Your analysis is always valuable.

  4. wylie1 says:

    Re-infected or Relapse? Not new, look at the common cold virus.

    When I used to get colds (a virus) if I felt better in a couple days or so and did too much physical activity too soon, like working out, I would come down with the cold symptoms again.

    And it is somewhat common for some, to get more than one cold in a season.

    Of course, people typically don’t die of colds, just using it as an example of why Not to get panicked by any info they pump out.

    • brian.s says:

      The tests are for bio markers – and are unreliable – if not meaningless.
      remember HIV = AIDs?
      Well it doesnt.
      Doesn’t get the same headlines though.

      Nor is HIV a virally caused condition but the various parameters by which it is ‘diagnosed’ have a lot to do with your status.

      Immunity is Wholeness of being.
      Immunity is under attack from broad spectrum biocide.
      Immunity is being replaced by sacrificial rituals under a religion of Fear.

      There is a pattern that – once recognised – is characteristic to all deceits.
      Where we find we still shut down on life to fear’s dictate is where we have a back door to being hacked but think we are saving our self.
      We cannot pretend away what we actively believe reality to be – but we can put such ‘reality’ in brackest and bring curiosity to bear.
      Toxicity and imbalance of energy and function induces the symptoms of a sickness.
      Fear and demand for solutions or indeed weapons can frame the event to marketise or weaponise the problem as control agenda – which is the refusal to align in true decision – for this calls for listening in the heart.
      The control agenda is the attempt to override the heart – and uses the Name of love in vain as the masking of hidden agenda in forms or presentations of protection or empowerment.
      A very old story – but heavily invested in and believed too big to fail.

  5. Qno says:

    If you only ever learn one thing about epidemiology, make it this:

    If you test positive for an uncommon disease with a less than perfect test, unless you have symptoms, it is more likely than not that you don’t have the disease, but that you have a false positive.

    For instance, a 95% reliable test gives 500 false positives for every 10,000 people tested. But suppose that only one person in 10,000 has the disease so far? That means the ‘outbreak’ looks 500 times worse than it really is.

    For the 499 perfectly healthy persons with the false diagnosis this can spell disaster. Moreover, everyone with whom THEY have had contact must now be tested, and so on, and suddenly the numbers of ‘cases’ goes through the roof.

    Who do you think really gets this? The front line doctor doing the test? The administrators in the hospital? The politicians handling the ‘crisis’? The average person on the street? The drug company wanting to sell you expensive and dangerous therapy? Probably only the last of those, if any.

    It is quite likely MOST epidemics are nothing more than a game of numbers, that the spread is entirely illusory, and that most of the ‘victims’ are either; persons with other health problems, victims of medical care, or collateral damage of the containment process itself.

    The thing is, viral tests no matter how specific are not necessarily in any way accurate. There is no way to prove the reliability of the test or any result they give. All that can be confirmed is the level of agreement with another test, if one exists.

    It’s like calibrating a set of scales without knowing whether the lump of material you have weighs exactly 1kg, then using the scales to check everyone else’s weights and scales.

    This is one of the major holes in virology, one that may have condemned countless healthy people to treatment with dangerous pre-emptive treatment for all kinds of diseases, with drugs that can themselves cause the symptoms of the disease.

    And thus superstition comes to dominate: viral outbreaks can be self-fulfilling prophecies. It makes anything else we can argue about with viral disease absolutely pointless.

    It’s important to understand how the false positives issue is not a minor problem but can actually can create the pandemic it is supposed to help prevent.

  6. althea says:

    Any angle you look at this, it is clearly a PLANdemic.

    • Qno says:

      haha or a medpanic!

      Talking of which, after Spanish Flu the US govt decided to study the illness and how it spread. To deal with the obvious ethics problems they recruited life-term prisoners into the experiment in exchange for full pardons, and locked them in the prison infirmary for the duration of the study. None of the prisoners got sick, all got their pardons! I mean, they now had everything to live for, why would they get sick, right?

      Only one person got sick, and in fact died – the doctor in charge of the infirmary! So… what does that tell us about the role of fear in all this?

  7. Oscar says:

    Hi James,

    You asked for links to scientific journals in which secondary infections to the covid-19 corona-virus are discussed. This article is about the possibility that the second infection under certain circumstances could be far more deadly for this covid-19 than the initial infection was.

    The article is titled: “Molecular Mechanism for Antibody-Dependent Enhancement of Coronavirus Entry” and it is published in the Journal of Virology. The link is:

    Chris Martenson of the site holds a PhD in pathology from Duke University where he specialized in neurotoxicology and he does a great job in explaining this article in his video:
    [he goes into this article from timestamp 21:00 to 29:30, but for full context you can better start at 17:20]

    From what I can gather, the underlying idea is that if you are infected for a second time, this will trigger a ‘Cytokine storm’. This is an auto-immune response, which happens when your immune system overreacts. Your immune system fights too hard.

    This has parallels with the Spanish flu, the last extremely serious pandemic one century ago. The Spanish flu came in waves. The first wave hit people with poor immune-systems the hardest, old people. Then it faded away somewhat in the summer. And then it struck much much harder in the second wave in the fall, killing mainly young adults with a stronger immune system due to a ‘Cytokine storm’.

    Chris Martenson really is THE expert – in my humble opinion – who has been reporting on the seriousness of the Covid-19 corona-virus since February 23 on almost a daily basis, and he has been sounding the bell for viewers to prepare for it. For the last month I have been viewing and reading a lot of hours of his material, a lot of which is for free.

    James, if you have questions about the covid-19 novel corona-virus, I would highly recommend getting him on a podcast of the Corbett report. I just would love to see that!

    He is sympathetic to non-mainstream media and he has also been hammered by the mainstream media for trying to report the truth about the novel coronavirus.

    Furthermore, I would also highly recommend going through his material on this subject. I did, for hours and hours, I from everything I have seen, this coronavirus is real! Apart from developments, Chris Martenson also provides science and links in his video’s, and he has the correct scientific background.

    • ccuthbert2001 says:

      Sorry, but Martenson is not THE expert. He’s a hack. If he were a true expert, he would know that this coronavirus “pandemic” is a scam. He would know that PCR is a completely inappropriate “test” for infection. If he were an expert, he would be explaining what Koch’s Postulates are, and that there has in no way been enough research done to say anything about this “virus.” Research takes time and lots of it. He’d also be explaining that the germ theory of disease is incorrect.

      He makes his money through fear porn. Don’t listen to him.

      • Oscar says:

        Well, granted there are more experts, likely experts with even more knowledge about the coronavirus than Chris Martenson. But as I have stated – for me – if you have to pick one knowledgable person regarding the corona-virus with the correct background who does indepth reporting with good information and who provides links (including scientific links) on a nearly daily basis, I would pick him hands down at this moment.
        Reports from other sources also corroborate what he says.

        You on the other hand don’t provide any links for your statements. I think I am open-minded enough. I also think I am particularly good at running multiple scenario’s/options through my head without them exluding each other beforehand. You provide some interesting informational tidbits. But for me to begin taking your claims seriously you would at least have to provide some valid links, which I then could examine.

        I agree with most everything James says, especially that the government response might be worse than the pandemic itself. BUT…what I would like you and everyone else, including James, to take away from this is that this pandemic outside of China (because those numbers are very likely not to be trusted) has an EXPONENTIAL growth curve with what seems to be at present a DOUBLING time of 4 days. People aren’t used to exponential growth curves, we are used to linear curves. Just take a calculator and plot it out. In daily life it looks like: case – case – case – cluster – cluster – boom: explosion. Are you / is everybody prepared for that? Our healthcare systems can’t handle that. Think about that in terms of how the fatality rate then multiplies manifold.

        So think about what I am saying, thank you for your tidbits of information, I hope you can provide some valid links for that. And sorry I won’t be reacting much in the near future because I’ll be too busy prepping in this period.

        All the best to all!

        • ben.r says:

          Thanks for your thoughts, but “the effect does not prove the cause”, as Jon Rappoport puts in in his insightful articles on
          A freelance journalist, he has been studying virus panics since 1976.
          What about the (uncertain) reliability of the PCR test to detect?
          What about the false positives of this test?
          What about the germ theory and the gut microbiome?
          What about the possible origin of Wuhan flu (respiratory illness) as a combination between the severely polluted air in Wuhan and the recent 5G rollout in Wuhan?
          What about simple, natural methods to strengthen the individual immune system?
          If you cannot answer these questions, then projections are just nonsense based on unproven theories of the origin and detection, more fear-mongering looking for an audience.
          Perhaps everybody is most afraid of what they cannot see.

          • weilunion says:

            I do not see your reply below, that came to my e-mail. So I will re-post it and reply here.

            Author: ben.r
            What about the middle class?

            What about it?

            How do they figure in your calculations?

            Well, what most Americans who have little class consciousness believe is that say, a postal worker who makes 65K a year is middle class. They aren’t. If one talks about how much one makes in income as middle class they miss the point.

            When historical materialists speak of ‘class’ they speak of swho owns the means of production. Middle class is a term made up by the corporate media.d

            The petty bourgoise, or what really is the middle class, i.e. lawyers, doctors, etc., are tools of the ruling elite.

            The highly paid worker is highly paid for they have fought, through unions, for their higher pay. They are workers, not middle class.

            What about the Soviet Union?

            The Soviet Union was, under Lenin, a state capitalist economy, never socialist in any form. That it was socialist is a lie by the corporate media and cold ward manufacturers. It was also a lie givens by the ruling elite in the USSR to workers to make them believe they lived in a paradise.

            No Marxist I know equates the USSR with socialism.

            Were they just the workers’ paradise lost?

            No, state capitalism developed. Much like China which is not communist but state capitalist, as is the US.

            How do they fit in your calculations?

            I may agree with you, in a sense at least.
            The “corporate state”, as you put it, has two parts – one, a centralised state and two, large, centralised corporations, together promoting illusions, such as

            Their is one state and it is run by corporations or as Benito Mussolini commented when he founded fascism: Fascism is corporatism.

            – weapons manufacturers, promoting “security”,
            – banks, promoting “growth”,
            – pharmaceutical (and vaccine) manufacturers, promoting “health”,
            – agricultural-industrial suppliers, promoting the notion that they are “feeding the world”, and
            – energy suppliers, extracting fossil fuels.

            All part of the epoch of transnational corporations.

            If you really want to demonize self-interest,

            No, I do not wish to demonize self interest, I wish to redefine it. Libertarian thinking is Donner party thinking and could hardly be called self interest.

            as if you are somehow morally superior,

            Ad hominem attacks, fallacious thinking.

            then the real price gouging is hidden in plain sight – in the form of all the tax we are being forced to pay to underwrite foreign wars in a “forever war” policy.

            The real price gouging is being forced to pay for vaccines that may cause severe neurological damage, besides the other interventions of the medical monopoly, while voices promoting natural health and health via food are silenced.

            Yep, agreed. The rich pay no tax, only workers.

            [Please keep commments to 500 words or less. Longer comments can be broken into multiple posts. -JC]

            • weilunion says:

              This is what I wish to post, to BR.

              I cancelled the post above. Please delete.

              Well, what most Americans who have little class consciousness, believe is that say, a postal worker who makes 65K a year is middle class. They aren’t. If one talks about how much one makes in income as middle class they miss the point.

              When historical materialists speak of ‘class’ they speak of who owns the means of production. Middle class is a term made up by the corporate media.

              The petty bourgoise, or what really is the middle class, i.e. lawyers, doctors, small business owners, etc., have control over their labor to an extent not seen by workers.

              But using the term workers is what the ruling media elite avoid. For they know that if people saw themselves as workers, or wage slaves, they would revolt.

              The highly paid worker is highly paid for they have fought, through unions, for their higher pay. They are workers, not middle class. Marxists understand that unions are why working people are paid more when they are unionized. We do not look at distribution as the issue. The issue is do we control our labor.

              You are redbaiting, The Soviet Union was, under Lenin, a state capitalist economy, never socialist in any form. That it was socialist is a lie by the corporate media and cold war manufacturers. It was also a lie givens by the ruling elite in the USSR to workers to make them believe they lived in a paradise. No Marxist I know equates the USSR with socialism.

              You might want to see Corbett on why the US ruling elite supported the Soviet Union. It certainly was not to support worker ownership of the means of production.

              The USSR was a form of state capitalism developed, much like China which is not communist but state capitalist, as is the US.

              No, I do not wish to demonize self interest, I wish to redefine it. Libertarian thinking is Donner party thinking and could hardly be called self interest. Look around you.

              Ad hominem attacks, such as baiting me with moral superiority is fallacious thinking.

              Yep, agreed. The rich pay no tax, only workers and the unemployed through sales tax pay.

              The tired, worn-out, exhausted rhetoric of class war is that of losers ever eager to blame someone else for their problems and living under an illusion of equality.

              Right, losers who see how they are being fornicated. Then work to get rid of class distinctions for as Warren Buffet so proudly stated: “My class is winning.”

              If you cannot see that we live in a global class run world, then the blindness is yours. Class will go away when we organize and revolt.

              You will be left looking for gold rivers and chocolate fountains in the creepy crawling capitalist world.

              Socialism has nothing to do with redistribution of wealth. This is what the purveyors of capitalism have propagandized. Socialism has to do with workers control over the means of production. Not redistribution.

              [SNIP – Please keep comments to 500 words or less. Longer comments can be broken into multiple posts. -JC]

        • ccuthbert2001 says:

          I don’t need an expert or links. I have a degree in biochemistry and worked in molecular biology basic research.

          What we need is some logic and biology 101. I gave you important pieces of information in my post: 1. PCR is an inappropriate technique for determining if a patient has a virus, 2. Koch’s postulates have not been followed, and 3. there hasn’t been time to do the research on the cause of the illness.

          Since you appear to be in your internet coronavirus bubble and can’t follow through yourself on what I said, I’ll spend a little time. But frankly, I find it very annoying when people act like I’m their mother and demand that I explain to them what they can look up.

          PCR is a technique to expand very small amounts of DNA so that it can be evaluated. It does not tell you how much DNA was there to begin, nor does it tell you that the DNA that was amplified did anything. All it does is amplify a DNA sample.

          Bio 101: you are covered with all kinds of bacteria, viruses, etc. At any time, you are fine if your immune system is healthy. PCR can pick up this DNA as well, or any other DNA for that matter. Does that make you sick. What if you have no symptoms?

          You are capable of looking up Koch’s postulates yourself. Why don’t you? Oh, yeah, right, you prefer Martenson’s fear porn because he has links to peer review. *eye roll*

          Biological organisms are very complex. The research required takes time. They cannot magically find a pathogen in a few weeks and blame it for a supposed epidemic without isolating the pathogen and then preforming research to see if it is the culprit. Again, this takes time.

          The announcements that coronavirus, a common cold virus (?!?), were way to quick. This happens every few years: zika, west nile, swine flu, sars, EBOLA! And the granddaddy of them all, HIV/AIDS (which was science by press release. NEVER trust science by press release). The world was supposed to be ravaged by these horrible pathogens, yet little to nothing came of them. Haven’t you noticed the pattern?

          Let’s try history. Look up pellagra. For years it was suspected that a pathogen caused it.

          How about we consider epistemology? How do you know what you know? Oh, yes, the growth curve outside China is exponential? Says who? What is their motive for spreading this baloney?

          The “experts” can be wrong. They can even be purposely wrong to serve a political purpose. THINK GLOBAL WARMING.

          Martenson is a con man. He sells fear porn. If you want to buy fear porn be my guest. Prep all you want, whatever that means. When this all fizzles out, just like all the pandemicsTM before, will you come back to this thread and admit you’re wrong? Doubtful.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      I have mentioned Chris Martenson at least three times on the comment board. I don’t side with his alarmist perspective, but Oscar, you are correct…Sometimes he offers some good information.

      For me, he is too conventional on his medical perspective.
      He seems pro-vaccine and is unaware of things like alum and how toxic it can be.
      Conventional medicine is at a loss when it comes to actually handling a virus.
      In fact, I contend that conventional medicine is terrible, and for the most part, is a very unhealthy methodology for good health. I will do whatever I can to stay away from a hospital (unless it is a broken bone or the body got cut and damaged and needs surgery).

      Below, on this thread ((cytokine storm) is a link to one of Chris’ QUEUED videos.

      Here is another time I mentioned Chris Martenson.

      In context to this link, I have made many comments on The Corbett Report Threads over the years, especially recently, about “Ultraviolet Light (aka BioPhotonic or UBI) Blood Therapy in combination with Ozone Blood Therapy”.

      From what I know (the science studies, the anecdotes and my own observations), I feel strongly that this protocol could definitely facilitate recovery from the Coronavirus.
      This protocol inhibits cytokine storms and can whoop a virus pretty hard, and can boost the natural immune system…among many other benefits such as anti-aging.

      Because the coronavirus often targets the lungs, this protocol is perfect.

      Also, Dr Robert Rowen points out how the ozone protocol alone can castrate a sulfur-type amino acid which the virus depends upon for propagation.

      See Tom Lowe‘s YouTube Channel for great information about Ultraviolet Light Blood Therapy, also known as BioPhotonic Therapy or UBI.

      • Oscar says:

        Hi HomeRemedySupply,

        Thank you for the information! When I have time I’ll look into it. First I have to get my basic prepping in order. I’ve been at it a few weeks now so I hope that will be soon.
        Regarding vaccination: I agree with you that you don’t want officials that can’t be trusted pumping in all kinds of toxic material into your veins. However, a few points:

        a) vaccines – if applied properly – are a valid way to protect the herd from a disease

        b) if the percentage of people drop that are resistent (for example by vaccination) below a certain point, you no longer have herd immunity against the disease. A disease with a R0 (= number of people who are infected eacht iteration in optimal circumstances for the disease) similar to that of the novel coronavirus – 4 to 7 – like the mumps needs a herd immunity of 75% to 86% to be effective.

        c) I believe that the United States might be particularly bad in terms of ill-motivated government officials that do not have your best interest at heart when it comes to vaccination but I do think at least in some Western European countries (in one of which I live) the government officials are a lot more benign

        d) So I think a vaccination – in my case at least – would be a solution. But now at least I have an alternative (although for now a theoretical one from my perspective). At a later date I will look into the solution you have outlined, so thanks again.

      • Oscar says:

        Regarding the coronavirus and the Cytokine Storm, you might find a comment interesting in one of the threads on Chris Martenson’s site. It comes from a functional medicine physician who uses a lot of periodic fasting:

      • Oscar says:

        “Myrto Ashe: Re: periodic fasting possible role
        In response to the post, I am a functional medicine physician who uses a lot of periodic fasting in my practice. Given that ARDS is one of the biggest concerns, fasting and the ketogenic diet could both be used to reduce the immune system “overresponse” that can result in ARDS. I researched this a bit in order to counsel my patients. I found that in the sickest coronavirus patients, the innate immune system is likely overreacting (not being properly regulated) causing exaggerated damage in the lungs. The way I see it, the concept of “cytokine storm” does not indicate an immune system that is robust, but rather one that is malfunctioning and not properly regulated.
        We know that such an immune system results in inflammation, which is an underlying factor in most chronic diseases, from arthritis, to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, autoimmune disease, Alzheimer’s, and apparently ARDS. One of the key players are mitochondria, and something called the NLRP3 inflammasome. When it’s stimulated, it leads to inflammation, organ damage, and ARDS. Inhibiting the NLRP3 inflammasome improves these conditions. The ketogenic diet and periodic fasting inhibit this inflammasome and should be expected to be helpful (you may get the virus and not have a severe course – that’s the hope).
        There are many kinds of fasting: the simplest is a 14 hour overnight interval (say from dinner at 6pm to breakfast no sooner than 8am). Or you can skip breakfast (or dinner) altogether. Or you can have a day of eating very little (say 400 calories, mostly vegan) one or two days each week. Or you can have a full-fledged “fasting-mimicking diet” FMD, which is a 5-day low calorie, low protein, vegan diet. A 4-day water only fast would work too, but has some drawbacks.
        The FMD is an invention by Dr. Valter Longo that has a ton of very good research published in highly respectable journals such as Nature. It indeed caused autophagy, and mitophagy, and stimulates stem cells, which are then ready for the period of “refeeding” that follows FMD. One can purchase a kit with which to do FMD (called ProLon kit), or figure out how to design one’s own. Of course the research is done on the kit so you are not guaranteed to be on target if you invent your own (BTW I don’t work for the company that makes the ProLon kit). My favorite Longo video is with Dr. Mark Hyman on The Doctor’s Farmacy.
        I hope this helps. I think some of these “lifestyle” ways to improve the right functioning of our immune system (rather than consuming a high sugar, high processed food diet) would be helpful in allowing us to better than the average person in this epidemic. I plan to post a link to the newsletter I will be sending my patients tomorrow with additional information on inhibiting the NLRP3 inflammasome.”

        • HomeRemedySupply says:

          Today I watched parts of Chris Martenson’s Tuesday/Wednesday video “Our Authorities’ Poor Response To The Coronavirus Is Just Making Things Worse”.

          I had a hard time with Chris’ perspective (or any authoritarians). That is why I only watched parts. He was laying out how people, health, society and the economy should be controlled.

          Technocrats…so many folks wanna be a technocrat and control people, society, public policies, people’s health choices, and the economy.

    • Oscar says:

      Correction: Chris Martenson has been covering the covid-19 novel corona-virus on an almost daily basis since January 23 (so: NOT since February 23 as I said before).

  8. Ethan Hunter says:

    Wonderful video.

    Indeed, I tend to get all panicked and bent out of shape when I perceive a possible conspiracy.

    I forget to remain calm and to exercise my power of reason when confronted with a catastrophic event…it tends to kick in after the initial hysteria settles down. I wish I could turn it on immediately…I have just been so morbidly fascinated with conspiracy theories for the past 3 years that I guess I tend to “jump the gun” when faced with an anomaly like Covid-19.

    Thank you James for your excellent, scholarly analysis…it is a breath of fresh air from all the hype we are confronted with…both in the mainstream and alternative media outlets.

  9. Qno says:

    Relapse after recovery is absolutely the norm after suppressive (drug) treatment for acute illness. Any natural healer worth their salt knows this. The treatment (antipyretics, antivirals, antibiotics – whatever applies for each situation) suppress the work of the immune system (symptoms) thereby leaving unfinished business to be caught up on later. The immune system has another go when it can, but the patient may now be too exhausted to see it through.

    The deaths from Spanish Flu happened not during the initial flu, but some time after treatment, from relapses of phenumonia (after initial recovery from taking aspirin). SARS, same thing – symptoms subside after treatment with Tamiflu etc, the patient feels OK, and goes back to work. But they are still exhausted, and some time later they collapse with pneumonia. Pneumonia may even be listed as a side effect.

    And if you check the story of any ‘flu death’ in hospital you will find that paracetamol use (with no actual healing benefit whatsoever) is common in these cases, even though medical guidelines say to avoid it (yes, check it). And of course ‘underlying medical problems’. These cases are stories about medical treatment as much as they are about disease.

    Leslie Thompson wrote about people supposedly ‘weakened by a series of illnesses’ and points out that the truth of the matter is that they are ‘weakened by a series of suppressive treatments’.

    Of course, we can blame the germ…

  10. Qno says:

    Wait – what! 4:00, the test isn’t always sensitive enough to pick up low levels of the virus? Think about it. Once you move one goalpost in virology, you can move them all. And with that I rest every case I’ve been plugging these last few days.


    • ccuthbert2001 says:

      Qno, good catch. On one hand they are using PCR and finding low levels of some “virus” with the patient asymptomatic, i.e. NOT SICK, and pronouncing that that person has the disease. On the other, they are saying that the test doesn’t pick up the “virus,” so that person has the disease, they just can’t prove it?

      Virology, like other well funded branches of science, is voodoo. (Think global warming.)

      • Qno says:


        You can have illness with the virus, illness without the virus, virus without the illness, or be absolutely fine and have no virus, but you might still be sick.

        At what point do we say this is probably total bollocks? I say right now, since our survival as a society depends on deconstructing this narrative completely and making sure.

        We can’t afford to take this stuff on trust ANY LONGER.

  11. HomeRemedySupply says:

    I want to encourage folks to put “coronavirus” into The Corbett Report SEARCH BAR.
    If you have read/watched those Corbett episodes, then I don’t have to tell ya that there is a lot that we do not know.

    But we do know that the numbers are cloudy and that the coronavirus test criteria has been cloudy.
    However, Corbett’s newsletters goes into things that we can certainly lay odds on.

    • Qno says:

      Well, there’s an awful lot that we don’t actually need to know, once we realise that most of the discussion about coronavirus/covid-19 is underpinned by pseudoscience, and that includes the official medical narrative for viral disease. This needn’t come down to what we choose to think, what we believe. One can check the evidence, back to first principles and decide if it stands up logically. I find it astonishing that people who are sceptical about every single official narrative under the sun refuse to dig into the official narratives about disease before ‘deciding’ to accept it. None of this means diseases don’t exist, none of it means clusters don’t occur, or that people don’t die of serious illness. What it does mean is that our society has been looking at this in all the wrong ways, and refusing to consider other very valid well-researched theories for these problems. The proof of the cake is in the eating though. Viral theory has failed to rid the world of viral disease. However, it forms the basis for a very successful repeat business scheme, and for that reason alone we should really take the time to look at it more closely. Since it is the assumption that underpins EVERY other conversation right now, I would urge people to go back to the source and figure this out for themselves. It isn’t a matter of choice anymore for any serious researcher.

  12. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Some good information about the Coronavirus

    In my opinion, one of the best medical sources of information was from a February 4th interview with Dr Peng Zhiyong.
    If you go to the Corbett Report’s OPEN THREAD of mid-February, the very first posted link will take you to some early conversations about the coronavirus, and Dr Peng Zhiyong was mentioned.

    Dr Peng Zhiyong is one of the Doctors in China working on the front lines at a hospital, and he was there towards the beginning.
    Peng states: ” I drew on data from 138 cases that South Central Hospital had from Jan 7 to Jan 28 and attempted to summarise some patterns of the novel coronavirus.”

    (That is a pretty good head count in order to have an understanding of what was going on with folks, and the Doctor seems sincere in his interview. The full article is worth the read. I am providing excerpts which I feel have a relative importance.)

    Reporter’s Notebook: Life and death in a Wuhan coronavirus ICU

    EXCERPTS (Bold is my emphasis)
    …I’ve observed that the breakout period of the novel coronavirus tends to be three weeks, from the onset of symptoms to developing difficulties breathing. Basically going from mild to severe symptoms takes about a week. There are all sorts of mild symptoms: feebleness, shortness of breath, some people have fevers, some don’t. Based on studies of our 138 cases, the most common symptoms in the first stage are fever (98.6 per cent of cases), feebleness (69.6 per cent), cough (59.4 per cent), muscle pains (34.8 per cent), difficulties breathing (31.2%), while less common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.

    But some patients who enter the second week will suddenly get worse. At this stage, people should go to the hospital. The elderly with underlying conditions may develop complications; some may need machine-assisted respiration. When the body’s other organs start to fail, that’s when it becomes severe, while those with strong immune systems see their symptoms decrease in severity at this stage and gradually recover. So the second week is what determines whether the illness becomes critical.

    The third week determines whether critical illness leads to death. Some in critical condition who receive treatment can raise their level of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, and see an improvement in their immune systems, and have been brought back, so to speak. But those whose lymphocyte numbers continue to decline, those whose immune systems are destroyed in the end, experience multiple organ failure and die.

    For most, the illness is over in two weeks, whereas for those for whom the illness becomes severe, if they can survive three weeks, they’re good. Those that can’t will die in three weeks.


    • HomeRemedySupply says:


      …Peng: Based on my clinical observations, this disease is highly contagious, but the mortality rate is low. Those that progressed into the life-threatening stage often occurred in the elderly already with chronic diseases

      …Caixin (interviewer):
      What is the highest risk a serious patient faces?

      Peng: The biggest assault the virus launches is on a patient’s immune system. It causes a fall in the count of lymphocytes, the damage in the lungs and shortness of breath. Many serious patients died of choking. Others died of the failure of multiple organs following complications in their organs resulting from a collapse of the immune system…

      …Peng: Based on my observations, a third of patients exhibited inflammation in their whole body. It was not necessarily limited to young adults. The mechanism of a cytokine storm is about whole-body inflammation, which leads to a failure of multiple organs and quickly evolves into the terminal stage. In some fast-progressing cases, it took two to three days to progress from whole-body inflammation to the life-threatening stage.

      Caixin: How do you treat serious and life-threatening cases?

      Peng: For serious and life-threatening cases, our main approach is to provide oxygen, high-volume oxygen. At first noninvasive machine-pumped oxygen, followed by intubated oxygen if conditions worsen. For life-threatening cases, we use Ecmo (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or pumping the patient’s blood through an artificial lung machine). In four cases, we applied Ecmo to rescue patients from the verge of death.

      Currently there are no special drugs for the coronavirus.
      The primary purpose of the ICU is to help patients sustain the functions of their body. Different patients have different symptoms. In case of shortness of breath, we provided oxygen; in case of a kidney failure, we gave dialysis; in case of a coma, we deployed Ecmo. We provide support wherever a patient needs it to sustain his life. Once the count of lymphocytes goes up and the immune system improves, the virus will be cleared. However, if the count of lymphocytes continues to fall, it is dangerous because the virus continues to replicate. Once a patient’s immune system is demolished, it is hard to save a patient….

      • ccuthbert2001 says:

        I think it’s not correct to correlate lymphocyte count with immune system weakness. If someone could please verify, aren’t the test for lymphocytes done with a blood test? What about the lymphocytes in the rest of the body? I don’t think they can test for that. Low lymphocytes in the blood might simply indicate that the lymphocytes are in the rest of the body doing their job.

  13. Libertydan says:

    All we have to fear is Fear itself, eh! (That’s the Canadian version)
    Good one, huh!
    Anyway, I have been doing a little research on my own relative to what a Virus is as opposed to what a Plague is. There were three major Plagues between 541 AD and the mid 1800’s. One of which wiped out about half the population of Europe. The worlds worse Virus took place about 1918 and was known as “The Spanish Flu”. It killed a lot of people, but not like the Plagues.
    A Virus is like the Flu, and new strains of it come out every year. Each Flu Vaccination is only good for one strain. It is thus best to just work on having a strong immune system. I saw a study (which is claimed to be the only one containing over 1000 subjects) done in Canada which concluded that people Vaccinated for the Flu one year were more likely to get sick the following year by a new strain.
    That said, COVID19 may be just enough different from CoVID20 or COVID21 so that people who have built up the Antibodies for COVID19 could catch the next one.
    I say, think of it like a Cold or the Flu. If you feel sick, stay home and do not infect others. If you are tired, get rested and only go out when you feel Well.
    It may be that they are claiming every illness as a case of COVID19 when others Viruses are to blame.

    • ccuthbert2001 says:

      Exactly. Just like with the AIDS (TM) scam, everybody sick with a cold or flu now has coronavirus.

      Btw, the Spanish flu is likely not be comparable to the other true pandemics, in that it appears that much of the death was due to iatrogenic causes. See Qno’s post above. Also, many people were likely killed by an overdose of a then new drug–aspirin.

  14. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Reinfection and/or perhaps not fully recovered but hit hard again by the virus.

    Okay, so I don’t have a source on this, because I don’t remember where I saw or read it.
    But somewhere, I thought that I heard about a cytokine storm associated with those who had a reinfection of the coronavirus.

    Cytokine Storm
    In the above article, you see Dr. Peng mention cytokine storm.

    ScienceDaily says this: “A cytokine storm is an overproduction of immune cells and their activating compounds (cytokines), which, in a flu infection, is often associated with a surge of activated immune cells into the lungs.”

    I define it as the immune system gets out of whack, and sometimes attacks the body itself.
    I think that any number of things might provoke a cytokine storm.

    We know that vaccines with aluminum can promote a cytokine storm.
    It is worth watching Chris’ video and reading Celeste McGovern’s article about vaccines and a cytokine storm.

  15. Octium says:

    Just a word on food storage as I don’t think it is mentioned in the linked article.

    It’s best to set up a system of food rotation where you keep using up your oldest supplies on a daily basis and then replace them with new supplies when the items come up on sale.

    That way you make sure you only keep things that you actually like eating, it also makes sure that the food is fresh. Food may be safe to eat after the used-by date, but does it taste good and is it still nutritious?

    It actually saves you money in the long run, even if Armageddon doesn’t come along.

  16. HomeRemedySupply says:

    8 years ago
    Tom Lowe
    Ultraviolet Blood Therapy (UBI) (BioPhotonic Therapy)
    (24 minutes)
    Works extremely well when combined with Ozone Blood Therapy.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Clint Eastwood’s daughter…

      Alison Eastwood Experiences Ozone Therapy on “The Doctors”
      (4 minutes)

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      What Is Ozone Therapy
      (6 minutes)

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        The AMA Regenerative Medicine website has a good article covering many, many benefits and facts about Ozone Therapy.

        In the article, it links to a published scientific paper at the Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine entitled:
        “Ozone therapy: A clinical review”.

        The paper talks about the possible role of Ozone Therapy against the SARS coronavirus.
        And, of course, viruses are discussed repeatedly in the paper.

        • HomeRemedySupply says:

          MERS, SARS, and emerging Coronaviruses: theoretical considerations and a proposal for critical care parenteral oxygen/ozone therapy
          by Gérard V. Sunnen, M.D.

          …There are neither vaccines nor antiviral agents available for SARS nor MERS, only supportive and often intensive measures such as cardiopulmonary assistance and the maintenance of physiological homeostasis.

          Ozone, via a number of possible mechanisms enumerated in this paper, possesses recognized anti-viral properties. The technology of interfacing oxygen/ozone mixtures with biological fluids has long been mastered, as has been the technology of administering this gaseous mixture to the systemic circulation.

          Ozone, because of its special biological properties, has theoretical and practical attributes to make it a viable candidate as a MERS and SARS inactivator, through a variety of physicochemical and immunological mechanisms. Bereft of all known therapeutic strategies, a proposal is herewith made for the parenteral administration of calibrated oxygen/ozone gaseous mixtures in the critical care of MERS, SARS, and related Coronavirus infections…

          …The viral culling effects of ozone in infected blood may recruit a variety of mechanisms…

          …This paper outlines six possible mechanisms by which ozone may exert its antiviral actions.

          Due to the excess energy inherent in the ozone molecule, it is theoretically plausible that ozone, unlike microbial-specific options, will show effectiveness across the entire Coronavirus spectrum.

          The acute infection phase of MERS and SARS is marked by massive viral replication, with viral flooding of the lymph and blood compartments. This stage presents the most clinical challenge. This paper proposes a method of viral culling via systemically administered oxygen/ozone gas to blood interfacing….

  17. Qno says:

    There is, perhaps an obvious explanation for the reported anomalies: the science itself is wrong, or at the very least deeply flawed.

    As rational people we have to concede than when there is a mismatch between what is predicted by the theory and what is observed, the theory is wrong wrong wrong. This is scientific method 101. Embellishing the theory after the results come in IS NOT SCIENCE.

    At that stage scientists are DUTY BOUND by their method to consider all hypotheses, and they simply are not doing so. In medicine, they have resisted all other hypotheses for these illnesses for almost several generations. They cling to the virus explanation EVEN AS THEIR OWN TESTING PROCESS FAILS TO PROVE IT.

    It is, of course, highly unlikely, that anybody in this field is going to announce ‘Woops, sorry, we’ve just realised there is no virus, we got that bit wrong’. Imagine…

    Keep blaming the devious virus and its damned trickery.

  18. Qno says:

    Ok James, I’ve said enough. Here is MY question for Corbett:

    Given that all our freedoms are about to be impacted heavily because of a virus, and given that Bill Gates’ plans to dominate the world hinge around the threat of viruses generally, and that IF viruses are not the cause of disease all those plans fail; then, should we continue to take this theory on trust as we do – you, me, doctors, scientists, politicians… etc? Now more than ever, shouldn’t we be checking the scientific underpinnings of virology specifically and germ theory generally with a deeply critical eye? And shouldn’t we do everything in our ability to debunk them?

    A few handles to grab hold of here:

    1) The US government failed to spread Spanish Flu in a contagion experiment.

    2) The British Government it seems may have failed to spread the common cold through ‘normal’ exposure, despite 40 years of research.

    1 & 2 may be urban legends, but the following are not:

    3) Astrophysicists Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wikramasinghe showed mathematically that person to person transmission does not explain outbreaks of flu. (This was soundly reasoned, although some of their ideas I concede are not.)

    4) Koch’s Postulates have never been borne out by any virus. despite this major inconvenience, scientists just move the goalposts and carry on, since it is too much hassle to throw out the theory and start again. After all, plenty of other good theories exist for seasonal flu and other commonplace ‘viral’ events, waiting to get a look in.

    5) the history of disease since the 20th century has always been a tension between virology and toxicology. Toxicology solutions mean boring answers like closing down factories. Hence virology with its more glamorous and politically convenient offerings gets the attention – and funding.

    6) there remains a prize – still unclaimed – for anybody who shows the scientific proof that measles is caused by a virus. A scientist did once take Stefan Lanka to court over the prize – and lost. The court ruled that the causal connection had not been proved.

    7) the world has so far not been rid of ‘infectious’ disease or any other kind of disease, thanks to these theories.

    and on and on and on…

  19. generalbottlewasher says:

    There now, let the Magical Thinking begin. Free from the constraints of a recent lawsuit . Senate candidate from Mass. Shiva Ayyrudurai has a 2 part tutorial of Covid19 and much to contemplate on decentralization, repair and revision of big guv’ment. 90% of what he is saying jives with this TCR. Fixing our problems from the inside is not one of them. In this competition (comparison) of assessments of the matrix we are trapped in, we can witness someone who has taken action. Trainwreak in slow mo or true American patriot. Bullet (Lead)
    or Betrayal (Gold) will be in the future. Time will tell.
    Odds are low he is authentic, but if he is , he is the first I’ve seen since Ron Paul or Ross Perot to take action against. TPTSB. ON HIS OWN DIME.

    His disgust for Bill Mahr for calling for crashing the system is evident. So full of himself or is it hope and a will to fight?

    • generalbottlewasher says:

      People of action. Here is a strange interview from Real News.
      Is this propaganda prompting you to action? This woman being interviewed did some brave stuff. What would you do if you had the chance to make a difference? Nothing ? Sumthing? Yeah sumbody dun sumthin! Sometimes a price is worth it.

  20. manbearpig says:

    In line with my fascination for the precedents set by this officialized pandemic there was first the photo of the article linked below and then the free money aspect that made the Universal Basic Income loom heavily in my vision. Just another step towards making populations entirely dependant on Big Daddy Government it would seem. From Reuters and translated by deepl (with my not-so-French touch):

    12 March 2020 / 09:53 / 2 hours ago
    France: The number of applications for part-time unemployment compensation is skyrocketing

    Reuters Staff

    Some 3,600 companies, representing 60,000 employees, have applied for part-time unemployment compensation in view of the current crisis linked to the coronavirus epidemic, Labour Minister Muriel Pénicaud (photo) announced on Thursday, specifying that she has “no budget limit”. /Archive photo/REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

    “Last night we had 3,600 companies and 60,000 employees,” a figure that has risen sharply since Monday when 900 companies had applied, she said on LCI. “And it’s going to be a lot more.”

    “…We want to protect workers in this period, to protect jobs, so we’re going to provide massive support. To be frank, I have no budgetary limit, we’ll do what it takes,” she added. “We are already at €180 million in potential application costs, we need companies to confirm this”.
    The “part-time unemployment compensation” scheme provides compensation for employees corresponding to 70% of their gross hourly pay and an allowance for companies – €7.74 per hour off for those with up to 250 employees and €7.23 for those with 251 or more employees…”

    The birthing pains of a new socio-economic world order…

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Free money. Who can pass that up?
      So, I guess currency is a store of value.
      And it is free.

      • generalbottlewasher says:

        Homey, MBP, what GMO form of specie will be the last stop for stored value. I was going down town , then the train jumped the track and I hear we are going to hell but I really don’t know, just what I been told.

        Im gonna now look up Specie in the international book of newspeck. And finish Brian’s ‘s saying what I was thinking.

        • manbearpig says:

          I’m afraid they’re all endangered…
          my 2 cents…

          • generalbottlewasher says:

            MBP. the midget has been under constant assault from the sky, I have pictures but the most dramatic assault was on eyes and proboscus. The burnt metal tingle was undeniable. However your comment of 2 cents made me aware of the moving in my chest. I fear I will need to call the midwife for Im certain Im about to give birth to sumptin.
            What is second sence if the value is free? Coin, bullion are dependent on value locked in, around and of, before it can be impregnated, gestated or finally birthed. Call the Midwifes of value arbitration. What is it that makes value? Water in the Sahara , the ache of miss meal cramps, a kind word to ones enemy? Labor? Call the Midwife sumbody dun sumptin, sumptin got in and now sumptin common’ out!

            • generalbottlewasher says:

              One last thing. The picture will not come in, its a blur. What was the picture of.?
              2 cents that was dark funny.

              PS has anyone read the New Worker recently? Like the Economist Im gguessing entitled high brow derision. It started showing up here and no one has a clue where it came from. Almost as impossible to read as my last comment.

      • manbearpig says:

        Just for the record, now that it’s official:


        By Camille Moretti – Last Updated on 06/04/2020 at 12:17 PM
        Published on 06/04/2020 at 12:16 pm

        In Spain, the government has already announced the extension until midnight on 25 April of the strict containment imposed since 14 March 2020. [Gabriel BOUYS / AFP]
        The Spanish government is working on the establishment of a universal income, as part of the deployment of a series of measures to combat the harmful impacts of the coronavirus, said Sunday the Minister of Economy, Nadia Calvino.

        The Minister of Social Security, Jose Luis Escriva, is coordinating the project. He plans to introduce this basic income “as soon as possible”, with emphasis on helping families, added the Minister of Economy, also Deputy Prime Minister, according to the Bloomberg press agency.

        But once the epidemic is contained, universal income is expected to continue. Indeed, the Spanish government wants it to become a device “that stays forever, that becomes a structural, permanent instrument,” says Nadia Calvino…


        …The establishment of a universal income is being advocated by politicians around the world. In the United States, to combat the impact of the coronavirus on citizens’ wallets, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders would like to pay $2,000 per month to all households until the crisis is over.

        The issue is also relevant in France. The creation of “a real universal income from the age of 18”, defended during the 2017 presidential campaign by Benoît Hamon, is one of the measures put on the table on Saturday 4 April in an online consultation launched by some 60 members of parliament with the aim of preparing for the “post-coronavirus era”.

        Wow, nobody saw this racing towards us as big as a Mack truck…

        • haros says:

          In Spain many people complain because “illegal” immigrants receive more money and “help” from Government than Spaniards. As an example you can see this news ( whose headline is: Catalonia will pay 664 euros per month to ‘menas’ under 23 years old. (“menas” means something like “Unaccompanied Foreign Minors”).

          This situation has created, for a long time, the thought that “if they get this money, I also want it!”. This is one of the reasons why I am sure that Spanish people will welcome this income with more festivities than when Spain won the Football (soccer for friends from USA) World Cup.

          Personally, I will refuse this money, although for what I have seen, there is not much information about this topic yet and I don’t know if everybody would receive it (although “universal” -not a good word for it unless martians also get it- means “everyone”).

    • manbearpig says:

      What the PUC???

      Free Money!? 😯

      25 March 2020 / 09:46 / 20 hours ago

      “Failure to reply within 48 hours will mean acceptance of partial unemployment.

      Reuters Staff

      PARIS (Reuters) – The state will have to give a response within 48 hours to requests for partial unemployment compensation, after which time the absence of a response will be considered an acceptance, Labour Minister Muriel Pénicaud said Wednesday.

      The answer “is within 48 hours, if within 48 hours you don’t get an answer, it’s accepted,” she told Europe 1.

      Since the start of the coronavirus epidemic, which has led to the confinement of the population in France and disrupted the functioning of public services and the economy, 730,000 employees have been placed on partial unemployment for a total cost of 2.2 billion euros, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

      The “partial unemployment” scheme provides for compensation for employees corresponding to 70% of their gross hourly pay and an allowance for companies – 7.74 euros per hour off work for those with up to 250 employees and 7.23 euros for those with 251 or more employees.

      Marine Pennetier, edited by Bertrand Boucey”

      No strings attached!? Can’t see them?

      Yet the strings of this global deus ex machina puppet show are painfully visible…

      thanks deepl.

      • manbearpig says:

        What the PUC indeed…

        It occurs to me that this PUC (my own acronym for Partial Unemployment Compensation) will greatly oil ALICEM’s gears…

        Gotta get our single-identity password so we can get that FREE MONEY and be tightly FranceConnected:

        “Alicem: why government application based on facial recognition is controversial
        To connect via smartphone to multiple public services, the government launches an application. Data storage, facial recognition… all you need to know.
        Published on 2 Dec 19 at 7:30 pm

        “…When is it due?

        The application has been in the test phase on FranceConnect since June 2019. It will be available “by the end of 2019 or early 2020″, says Jérôme Letier, director of ANTS, in charge of the project.

        Initially, only Android smartphones will be able to use the application, as Apple has so far refused to open its smartphones to technologies other than its own. But this should soon change, as Jérôme Letier points out:

        Recently, it was announced that starting with iOS 13, Apple was ready to open its NFC reader to other uses, so we have just started the work of translating the application in the Apple world…”

        But to make biometric recognition appear less invasive, maybe they’ll replace “facial recognition” with “voice recognition”…

        I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that…

        • manbearpig says:

          the preliminary predictive programming mind-massage for biometrically accessed social services was performed during last autumn’s blitzkrieg communication campaign…

          people will embrace single digital identity numbers as sources of free money…

          such a concentration of all your data behind a single identity password will seem velvety benevolant next to all the drastic martial law measures and apocalyptic fear-mongering we’re all currently being subjected too…

          I can’t even imagine yet all the other pretexts they’ll come up with to explain why this measure is essential to saving “the most vulnerable” and the planet…

          hubby said

          “aw c’mon! they couldn’t know beforehand they’d be instituting this PUC!”…

          “Horse PUC-Y” thought Cassandra to herself…

          • manbearpig says:

            RACIALLY BIASED!!

            Here we go again using trigger words and identity politics to sell biometric recognition technologies.

            “Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, and Microsoft worse at transcribing black people’s voices than white people’s with AI voice recognition, study finds”
            Isobel Asher Hamilton 24/03/2020, 14:18


            Just as Joy denounced the bias in the “coded gaze” or inability of facial recognition tech to identify black faces reliably

            Isobel is championing the same cause for voice recognition.

            So while folks get all triggered by the trigger words “Racially Biased” with regards to the ethics of allegedly racist tech

            we completely forget to have the debate as to whether

            generalized, institutionalized widespread biometric recognition is itself ethical.


        • manbearpig says:

          Silly me. This is old and obsolete news:

          Mar 23, 2020,08:23pm EDT

          “Coronavirus Stimulus Offered By House Financial Services Committee Creates New Digital Dollar

          Jason Brett

          ‘Updated on 3/24/20 at 11:45 AM: The final version of the economic stimulus package offered by Speaker Pelosi the House Democrats no longer includes the U.S. Digital Dollar proposal; however, the language as proposed by Chairwoman Waters of the House Financial Services Committee still contains this language. Links to the original and updated stimulus bills with the latest language are at the end of the story.’

          (Language is everything in spin-doctor land)

          “…the creation of a ‘digital dollar’ and the establishment of ‘digital dollar wallets.’ In what will send shock waves through the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, particularly for those following central bank digital currencies around the world, this signals the U.S. is serious in establishing infrastructure for a central bank digital currency…

          “…a digital dollar wallet is identified as ‘a digital wallet or account, maintained by a Federal reserve bank on behalf of any person, that represents holdings in an electronic device or service that is used to store digital dollars that may be tied to a digital or physical identity.’

          A mandate also requires all ‘member banks’ establish a ‘pass-through digital dollar wallet’ to all customers eligible for the stimulus. Member banks include those banks that are ‘members’ of the Federal Reserve and regulated by the Fed. Additionally, ‘Non-Member’ state banks – those that not members of the Federal Reserve and regulated by the FDIC – could opt-in to offer pass-through digital dollar wallets as well.

          The Federal Reserve banks themselves would also make available a digital dollar wallet to any U.S. person eligible for the payments as well. Additionally, the U.S. Postal Service would aim to help unbanked individuals and/or those without proper ID to establish their identity be provided a digital dollar account, and would set up ATMs for customers to access their funds…”

          The world is transitioning from an IRL controlled demolition of the current paradigm to URL virtual NWO insanity…

      • manbearpig says:

        As Mr. C would say

        “Manna from Heaven!”


        Distributed Ledgers for Crypto UBI Delocalized Distribution!
        (say that ten times fast and you get “delusion delusion delusion”)

        “…UBI has traditionally been imagined as a government subsidy that would put money back into the economy by giving it directly to people (as opposed to quantitative easing where the Federal Reserve puts money back into the economy through banks).

        The development of cryptocurrency, however, now gives us a way to implement UBI in a global, trustless and democratic way without the need for a government to implement it.

        Recently there has been an emergence of a handful of blockchain-based UBI projects. They are all very early. Most of them do not yet have a public product, but a few do, if you’re curious to try some out, a few you can check out are Mannabase…”

        Where does the manna I mean the money come from?

        “…The majority of the UBI blockchain projects issue their own currency in the form of tokens. That is, instead of recirculating existing money in the economy, they generate new value by minting a new currency. The challenge is that while the idea behind UBI is to provide real income that can be used for paying for things like rent, tuition and groceries, newly invented currencies are initially worthless until someone accepts them. It is up to each UBI project to make their currency worth something…

        Identity Verification & Anti-Fraud

        Before a UBI project can hand out tokens, they first need to verify that each participant is a real person, and that each person is limited to a single account. This prevents cheating via ‘Sybil attack’ where a user creates multiple identities that all trust and validate each other in a closed system.

        There are two main ways that UBI projects are solving this: voting and social trust.

        The first way is allowing members of the community to vote to verify a new participant. On Democracy Earth, for example, new participants have to go through a validation process with other previously validated community members in order to be able to join the network…”

        Sounds vaguely like being blockchained to a technocratic social validation credit system…

        • manbearpig says:

          Decentralized Universal Basic Income:

          “Purpos and DUBI are cryptocurrencies created by Athene; to be exact ERC20 Tokens on the Ethereum Blockchain. They are utility tokens with the long-term goal to bring universal basic income to every person on this planet.”

          sounds DUBIous…

        • manbearpig says:

          Push to keep Chinese workers (and everyone else?) at home:

          MARCH 26, 2020 / 12:15 PM / UPDATED 9 MINUTES AGO

          “Beware second waves of COVID-19 if lockdowns eased early: study

          Kate Kelland

          “…The study used mathematical modeling to simulate either extending or relaxing school and workplace closures in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people whose name has become synonymous with the coronavirus for much of the world.

          By lifting control measures now, a second rush of infections may occur in late August, the analysis suggested. But keeping lockdown measures until April would likely delay a second peak until October — giving healthcare workers a chance to regroup.

          World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday expressed the same view, saying lockdowns were the best way to curb transmission.

          “The last thing any country needs is to open schools and businesses only to be forced to close them again because of a resurgence,” he said…”

      • manbearpig says:

        Strange and evil…?

        “MARCH 25, 2020 / 11:06 AM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

        U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion bill for ‘strange and evil’ coronavirus crisis
        Richard Cowan, David Morgan, Patricia Zengerle

        WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment…”


  21. brian.s says:

    NOTE” That the mind-framing of the ‘Big Event’ can be predicated on the Big Fear rather than the Great Revealing of truth that renews, restores and regenerates.

    I say this not as nit picking – but to the recognition we are ALWAYS operating from active beliefs set in purpose and if our focus is given to the fear or pathogenic/pathological agencies of such a selected perception, then it may not actually align in the noticing and acceptance of truth made tangible – as healing, whole-ing or undoing of errors by which we were deceived.

    The association of ‘Apolcalypse’ with fear and dread is the result of invested illusion in the face of loss of support by any place to hide or even of the desire to hide.
    Identities MADE on fear can seem as powerful as the investment in the fear that made them. Yet that which identifies us truly is extended and shared in. Fear can work contagion as a ‘self-isolating’ and ‘other-excluding’ experience of control and exclusion, but it cannot truly create anything, so much as limit and filter and distort so as to make love seem hateful or truth, fearful.

    I don’t suggest that we should ‘cover over’ our fear – for that IS the setting of the negative agenda under a seeming positive of temporary escape – that then requires constant vigilance, protection, and sacrifice – lest light of love’s self-honesty should undo the masking defence by which we think we live.

    Looking at fear rather than reacting from its unquestioned belief, is the willingness for a true basis from which to be, to see and to live. We may find our own ‘narrative’ or mind-control is the self-same patterns we more readily see in others. But rather than judge us all sinful or some sort of ‘virus on the Planet’, let this be the exposure of ‘viral thinking’ to the light that heals. You do not know that the light of a true awareness heals, because you have denied yourself acceptance as a result of judgements set by an irrevocable past that must then stamp out your own presence as a true appreciation of anything!

    Life is extension, reflection, interaction and sharing. This is an integrative creation that must embrace the freedom to mistaken judgement and its resulting identity, that then logically unfolds tragic outcomes, especially under the best of intentions.

  22. manbearpig says:

    An article summarizing Macron’s CoronaVirus measures announced at 8:00 p.m. this evening the 12th of March (translated by deepl and broken into 2 comments boxes):

    “What to retain from the President’s speech

    by Justine Faure

    HEALTH – School closures, “exceptional and massive” part-time unemployment measures … The President of the Republic presented, on Thursday 12 March, new measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus in France. Here is what we can learn from his speech.
    12 March 21:47 – Justine Faure
    “The worst health crisis France has seen in a century.” This is how Emmanuel Macron described the coronavirus epidemic that is currently raging and continues to intensify in France. In an attempt to contain it and counter it, the head of state announced a whole series of measures in a 20-minute speech broadcast at 8 p.m. Here are some of them:

    – Closure of nurseries, schools, colleagues, high schools and universities until further notice

    This is surely the most radical measure announced by the President of the Republic: the closure, as of Monday, of nurseries, schools, colleagues, high schools and universities. And this until further notice. The head of state said that the virus is certainly spreading faster via children, who are often healthy carriers of the virus. He added that day-care services would be organised “region by region”, especially for health workers who will have to remain mobilised in the field at all costs.

    – The end of the winter break postponed for two months

    The Head of State announced a two-month postponement of the winter truce, which was due to end at the end of the month. This measure comes in response to the demands of associations for the protection of the homeless, a public particularly exposed to viruses.

    – Municipal elections will take place

    Emmanuel Macron assured that the first round of municipal elections scheduled for Sunday, March 15, will take place. He explained that according to the opinion of the scientists he consulted, “nothing prevents the French from going to the polls”. “It is important at this time, by following the advice of the scientists as we have just done, to ensure the continuity of our democratic life and our institutions,” he said.

    continued below:

    • manbearpig says:

      – Exceptional and massive” part-time unemployment compensation measures

      “In the coming days, an exceptional and massive part-time unemployment compensation scheme will be implemented” which will go “much further” than the announcements already made by the government to “preserve jobs and skills”, the President said, with the reimbursement ceiling usually set at 8 euros per hour. The aim is to “protect employees and businesses” from the coronavirus. “The state will pay compensation for employees forced to stay at home.” However, nothing has been said about the working population soon to be affected by the unemployment insurance reform.

      – Deferral of assessments and taxes due in March for businesses

      Still to help companies, the President announced that “all companies that wish to do so will be able to defer without justification, without formality, without penalty the payment of the contributions and taxes due in March”. “I want simple measures for our economic forces: the due dates that are due in the next few days and weeks will be suspended for all those who need it”, he added.

      – A “national and European recovery plan”.

      The Head of State assured that he would not allow an economic disaster to occur. That is why he asked the government to prepare a “national and European recovery plan”. “I have asked the government to prepare a national and European recovery plan that is consistent with our priorities and commitments for France,” said Emmanuel Macron. “We must also provide a European response. The central bank has already today announced its first decisions. Will they be sufficient? I don’t think so,” he added, whereas earlier today Christine Lagarde had passed the ball back to the States. “The shock will be temporary,” she explained, if “the right measures are taken by all the players”.

      Reminder of the need for barrier gestures

      Emmanuel Macron also advised all people “over 70” and all frail people to “stay at home as much as possible”. He called on all French people to limit their movements “to the strict necessary”. To complement these measures, he urged everyone to respect the barrier measures, in particular by making sure to wash their hands thoroughly and not to shake hands or kiss each other.

      According to the latest assessment communicated by the Ministry of Health just before the presidential address, 61 people died and 2876 were contaminated – nearly 600 more in 24 hours – of which 129 serious cases were placed in intensive care.”

      So is this the Big Event?

      • manbearpig says:

        Now the U.S. is following suit on the “free Big Gov money” deal (how to slowly and surreptitiously slide UBI into place through vaguely similar precedents?)

        “…Economic package will include paid sick leave and free virus testing, aides said…

        The legislation, Democratic aides said, will include enhanced unemployment benefits, free virus testing and aid for food assistance programs. The package also ensures 14 days of paid sick leave, as well as tax credits to help small- and medium-size businesses fulfill that mandate. Language was still being drafted for provisions related to family and medical leave, according to a Democratic aide, as aides worked through the night to prepare the bill.

        The fast-moving measure reflects a sense of urgency in Washington to enact a fiscal stimulus in the face of a pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the financial markets, which have proven impervious to other interventions…”

        …Here’s what you need to know:

        -Economic package will include paid sick leave and free virus testing, aides said.

        -Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian prime minister, has the virus.

        -Latter-day Saints suspend all gatherings worldwide, including worship.
        Stocks plunge despite the Fed’s $1.5 trillion offer to banks.

        -The suspension of the N.B.A. will last at least 30 days.

        -The Biden and Sanders campaigns close offices and tell staff to work from home.

        -Italian doctors confront unthinkable choices about life and death…”

        That last one is sorta chilling for imaginative folks like myself…

  23. Oscar says:

    Question for Corbett (QFC/Q4C):
    Hi James, could you interview Chris Martenson from about the novel corona-virus in one of your podcasts?
    He has a PhD in pathology from Duke University where he specialized in neurotoxicology and he has been reporting on this since January 23 on almost a daily basis. I would love to see both of you exchange ideas.
    Thank you for all your great work!

    • ccuthbert2001 says:

      Hey James, instead of interviewing that fear porn creep martenson, how about u interview Jon rappoport, as an antidote to the anti science fear porn junkies who think that PhD means something?

  24. anoush.n says:

    Thank you for addressing my question!

    Here is a research letter:

    Most papers regarding Covid19 are written in Chinese. It’s hard to find concrete information at the moment, but I’ve read in many places that relapse/reinfection is more deadly as it can come with an inflammatory immune response called a “cytokine storm”. It is also possible that the virus is “biphasic” (like anthrax), meaning it lies dormant before creating new symptoms.

  25. HomeRemedySupply says:


    As things progress near the Ides of March 2020, I’ll lay odds that these comment boards becomes very full of Corbett Report Members and comments.

    And don’t miss this 5 minute James Corbett Subscriber Exclusive “On Being Sick”…

  26. manbearpig says:

    So, major paradigm shift going on in my world on this Friday the 13th: as all the schools will be closed, all the parents of impacted children are asking to do their Business English classes by skype. So the radical digitalization of teaching has hit hard and fast but not unexpectedly.

    Furthermore I will most likely be a recipient of the “free money” “part-time unemployment benefits” scheme as cancellations start piling up.

    For the moment I haven’t had any cancellations from business students. Just a closed down university. Though the measures don’t begin until Monday the University was already closed this morning when I arrived at 7:30 as it had been boarded up and blocked by striking students.

    Anyhow, so THIS is what a paradigm shift looks like up close and personal…

    my son’s happy at least…

    • pearl says:

      Just last night we learned that my son and daughter’s spring break has been extended an additional week and thereafter classes will resume on-line for the remainder of the semester. The campus will also be closed for summer sessions. It’s all going on-line.

      • manbearpig says:

        Hey Pearl! now that everyone’s gone home and I’m alone, typing this from my language school office on this dark evening of Friday the 13th that will soon melt into the first Saturday of a new technocratic chapter in human history, only one possible solution comes to mind:

        FREAK OUT!!

        • generalbottlewasher says:

          MBP : well it is almost Saturn’s night in central Europe on Friday the 13th of March . Got your marching orders? Yes from the sounds of it. Imagine the beach and social isolation . Hope you get a vacation not a stay-cation .
          I wonder what ‘ eyedzz ‘ are? Like in Ids of March. Guess i’ll go look that up. You teaching every where you go. Don’t stop it. Guess Ids a better go now.

        • pearl says:

          Physically alone, but not in spirit!

          But yes, for those of us who often feel alone:

          • manbearpig says:

            love that sister sledge song. believe I’d posted it at the same time I’d posted Le Freak some time ago on these boards. at any rate, I thought about it just before I’d seen you’d posted it here…

            well if yer gonna go all sentimental on me then go for broke:


            didn’t mean to sound alone in the sense “lonely”. I’m not.

            but I am however profoundly shaken up by Alexandre’s Atacama: the Making Of video.

            always been excruciatingly jealous of musicians. it hurts. and I miss the desert.

            • generalbottlewasher says:

              MBP;: here now no hurts aloud.
              I hope Brazil works out. Traveling now seems as though it should be cheap. Only the brave need apply. If you Don’t make it give us a report and we will see you on the Debris. At the Sunday market. We will be looking through odds and ends. Looking for a bargain. Lets jump the gun, I am a Sooner, in 45 minutes it will be Saturn’s Night somewhere east of here.


              • manbearpig says:

                lovely lovely song… I’ll just reinvent myself in this new age…become a musician…

              • generalbottlewasher says:

                Pearl; thanks for Sister Sledge!

                In the song she sings ” We are family”
                Somewhere in the lyrics she sings
                ” We don’t get depressed…” I will buy in on that.

              • generalbottlewasher says:

                Imagine MBP you can now stay home, hell just go to the beach and work in you pajamas. They will enjoy it no matter what your wearing or where your broadcasting from. Just zoom in so they don’t see Epimima beach in the background. Sounds as French as French fries. You hit the lottery on this One!
                Macron is the greatest showman ever , see how he walks the tight rope! You need to take advantage of the loopholes. One sides hate and one is hope!

                ” Oh does it feel right…”

              • generalbottlewasher says:

                Finale!BonJour MBP. And. Miss Pearl on Friday night in that land south of the Red. Not to mention all the great chefs who field Mexico for Texico. Where the food is fantastic.
                Maybe I’m Amazed by how good these mates of mine really wear. Ron is one of the best woodcutters in the business. Watch him swing that ax.

              • pearl says:

                Funny you should say that, GBW – I picked up on the same line!

                I thoroughly enjoyed your selection – you’re a great DJ!

                Oh, crisscross; just now seeing your latest (Maybe I’m Amazed)…Is that Rod Stewart?? …okay I’ve got one coming up after this one…

              • generalbottlewasher says:

                Pearl! That’s a wood cutters ball there. Prince can chop a little wood. I am a lumberjack and I’m ok with that!
                I was gonna save this for Saturday night-night but I might as well post it now on Saturday morning-night. HEre’s two wood choppers and a prancing girly guy in a red boa.

                To the editor en chief. Thank you for being tolerant to the arts.

            • pearl says:

              “I’d posted it at the same time I’d posted Le Freak some time ago on these boards.”

              Yes, you did! For me! I should’ve acknowledged I was re-gifting the perfect gift to give to you the original gifter, but I was too hasty.

              Poor Eleanor Rigby. That’s a heavy one.

              You mention missing the desert and another time, Arizona. I’m from the desert too: El Paso, born and bred but moved to greener parts as quickly as I could. I don’t miss the wind storms (producing gusts up to 70 mph March through June – which my mom said would dump half of Arizona into her swimming pool), but I will forever miss the sunsets, the wilderness, the wonderfully clean smell of the atmosphere before it rains, and of course, the best Mexican food in Texas, hands. down.

              • manbearpig says:

                “…the sunsets, the wilderness, the wonderfully clean smell of the atmosphere before it rains, and of course, the best Mexican food in Texas, hands. down. …”

                perfectly encapsulated…

                Once a friend from my University of Arizona days, born and bred in Yuma, Arizona, came to visit me in Massachusetts. She’d never travelled outside of her home state. At the sight of all the profusely lush and flowering hills and valleys of the north-east she felt like she was suffocating and couldn’t wait to get back to the flat, dry expanses of the Sonora desert…

                so your mom loved to wildly exaggerate everything too?!

  27. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Friday March 13, 2020

    As I am driving to work this morning in North Texas and listening to the local CBS News radio, these two items stuck out:

    ~~ Dallas bans meetings of over 500 people under penalty of law.

    ~~ “Six Flags Over Texas” (the Disneyland of Texas) will continue to be open this Spring. It is Spring break for many school kids.
    Six Flags Over Texas is about a 15 minute drive from downtown Dallas.

    Grocery Store Anecdote
    I work outside all day, currently in a Kroger grocery store shopping center complex.
    I noticed by mid morning the grocery store parking lot was full of cars…on a workday, a Friday.
    It stayed that way all day.
    I went over to use the men’s room, but stopped to chat with a Kroger girl taking a smoke break under the eaves during the all day rain we were having.
    I said, “The parking lot seems pretty full for a Friday?”
    “Yeah!” she responds. “People are freaking out! Our toilet paper shelves are bare.”

    When I walk in, there are long lines of people waiting to check out with their full carts of groceries.
    I started to notice what was in the carts.
    Junk food, sugary cereals, loaves and loaves of white bread, chips, and cases and cases of soda pop.
    Not all the carts of course, but a large enough number to make me wonder what the shoppers’ mindset was. Is it “the government and hospital insurance will take care of me”?
    I stopped by the pharmacy drug aisle. Many of your NyQuil & Tylenol type products were almost sold out.
    I looked to see if they carried virus mitigators like Boiron’s Oscillococcinum and Elderberry Sambucus products, but they did not. Some drug stores carry those, and of course, health food stores carry them.

    Interesting day.

    I talk about this great flu fighter, Boiron’s Oscillococcinum, and how it is made here

  28. Mintaka says:

    My “scientific” test came up with this result:
    “World has gone insane”, with margin of error of 1.7353536532 percent.
    Somehow, the buying of toilet paper was included in the end result with a margin of error of 98.2646463468 percent.

    What is going on? Perhaps it’s just that larger number that catches the attention, no matter what it represents. While the smaller number is ignored.
    Not sure if we’re in The Twilight Zone or Alice in (Science) Wonderland.
    Perhaps both.

  29. wisper says:

    Not sure if you already got this, but I could only find one study close to discussing relapse (recurrence) of covid-19. I did not go through all the comments to see if someone else gave this either.

  30. manbearpig says:

    Boy I don’t like the tone of what I read below. Sounds like the jack-booted thugs’ll be knocking on your, MY door soon, submitting people to forced testing. The results of course, beside being what they want them to be, will be on your record forever… you’ll become a yellow or red Q-code ’til the end of your days?… no more free circulation and travelling??

    “16 March 2020 / 19:15 / 12 hours ago
    Coronavirus: WHO calls for intensified testing practices
    Reuters Staff

    GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday urged all countries to step up population screening programmes as the best way to slow the progress of the coronavirus pandemic.

    “We have a simple message to all countries: test, test, test people,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press conference in Geneva.

    Without testing, he said, it is not possible to isolate coronavirus-infected patients and the chain of infection cannot be broken.

    The strategy has shown positive effects in China, South Korea and Singapore, the WHO director-general said.

    He also called for patients with mild forms of Covid-19 to be isolated and treated at home, especially in countries with insufficient medical capacity.

    “All countries should be able to test all suspected cases, we cannot fight this pandemic blindly,” he said, adding that WHO was working with the private sector to increase the production of protective equipment…”

    • Octium says:

      Well it is not looking good.

      The front page headline of the local mainstream newspaper declared “New World Order”

      From reading the article underneath it they were not giving any secrets away – I just take it as meaning they are declaring a victory to those in the know.

      • manbearpig says:




        Plus I’ve been forced to open a Whatsapp account!

        • manbearpig says:

          What’ll I do when I won’t be able to type in these comments boxes anymore!?

          Bet they’re gonna say “With all the internet traffic of everyone working at home and without 5G we have to close down all the non-essential sites…”

          • manbearpig says:

            headin’ out to the pharmacie armed with my “authorization certificate”.

            Gestapo time in frog land.

          • manbearpig says:

            The other day I was fussing about the possibility of Mr Corbett’s site becoming inaccessible under the pretext of an oversollicited network.

            today, while, according to Reuters, the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton demands measures to avoid web congestion, the

            “Swiss network (is) under pressure

            In neighbouring Switzerland, the authorities are going a step further and announced that they will “restrict or block non-essential services,” the magazine quoted the Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications as saying.

            Swiss media outlets are reporting network disruptions at the largest provider, Swisscom, because telephone calls have tripled.

            Schiefer could not say why the Swiss network is coping worse with the additional load than the Austrian network.”


            pearl-clutching whimper.

            (not THAT Pearl!)

            • manbearpig says:

              Humble beginnings of rationing the bandwidth?

              “BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Netflix on Thursday announced a 25% reduction in its bandwidth in Europe to keep the Internet running smoothly during the coronavirus crisis.

              The decision was taken after talks between Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton. The latter had urged video-on-demand platforms the day before to reduce the definition of videos to avoid bottlenecks.”

              Thanks deepl and Reuters.

            • manbearpig says:

              “Operators and users must learn to regulate their practices and uses” of the network..

              from La Voix du Nord,

              “Coronavirus: with containment, European Commission concerned about possible network congestion

              European consumption of Internet capacity is increasing seriously in this period of coronavirus and widespread containment. Nothing to worry about yet, but operators and users must learn to regulate their practices and uses.

              Olivier Berger | 19/03/2020

              This is a serious matter in these times of coronavirus and global containment. European consumption of Internet capacity is increasing. We work online (fully), we go to virtual classrooms (a little) and we entertain ourselves (a lot) the rest of the time we’re on our “streaming” sites or video game platforms, huge consumers of bandwidth, the “pipes” of the Internet.

              “This could put a strain on the networks at a time when they need to be…”


  31. manbearpig says:

    Well, Aren’t I the lucky one! Before even drinking my coffee this morning I see I got my own personal texto from Jupiter instructing me to follow the directives scrupulously! I knew that when Wacquiez had sent his “good wishes” to all the public school students of the Rhône-Alpes last year it wasn’t gratuitous, like the Hawaii mass scare and Trump’s message:

    “Alert COVID-19
    The President of the Republic has announced strict regulations that you must imperatively respect to fight against the propagation of the virus and sav”e lives. Leaving your home will be authorized backed by a certificate only, or if you can’t work from home or to buy essential items. For more information go to

    Reuters expands on this:

    “From noon tomorrow and for at least a fortnight, our travel will be greatly reduced, which means that outside gatherings, family or friendly meetings are no longer allowed,” said Emmanuel Macron in a twenty-minute speech at the Elysée Palace.

    “Any violation of these rules will be punished,” the head of state warned, without giving any further details about the form these sanctions would take. “We are in a sanitary war (…), the enemy is there (…) and this requires our general mobilisation”…

    p.s. I never noticed before that “mass scare” was an anagram for “massacres”…

  32. manbearpig says:

    Coronavirus/France: 100,000 police and gendarmes mobilized for containment
    Reuters Staff

    “PARIS (Reuters) – The movement control system set up on Tuesday in France as part of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus will mobilize 100,000 law enforcement officials, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Monday.

    “This system will be based on fixed checkpoints but also mobile checkpoints, both on main and secondary roads, throughout the country,” he said at a press conference. “It will mobilize more than 100,000 police and gendarmes.”

    “As of this (Monday) evening, I am ordering the internal security forces to deploy on the ground and prepare the implementation of the controls. All persons will have to be able to justify their movements. This obviously also concerns pedestrians,” he added.

    “Each person will have to carry a document certifying on their honour (…) the nature of their journey, their destination and the reasons for it,” Castaner said.

    This document will be downloadable from midnight on the site of the Ministry of the Interior and then gradually on all public sites.

    “Violation of these rules, currently punishable by a fine of 38 euros, could be raised very quickly to a higher level, which could be 135 euros,” the interior minister said.

    Exceptions could be tolerated for travel between work and home when it is essential, for shopping or basic needs (food, basic hygiene products), Christophe Castaner said.

    “These exceptions will also be valid for health reasons, for compelling family reasons or for assistance to vulnerable persons, to help a dependent relative for example, or for separated parents, to pick up or drop off children,” he added.

    Other exceptions will be allowed for short journeys close to home.

    “One will always be able to practise a physical activity or go out with one’s dog, but everyone must do so sparingly,” the interior minister summarised.

    “The instruction is simple: stay at home.”

    I’ve never wished so much I had a dog…

    • manbearpig says:

      sorta sorry for the tempestuous posting, but it makes me feel a little better…

    • Chapati says:

      Very scary dear MBP
      Thoughts are with you. Just heard about this new developments in France.
      Here in chees&chocolat land maybe (just)some steps behind you.

      I was wondering if the message:
      “We have a simple message to all countries: test, test, test people,” from WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
      has any sinister covert plan of getting as many samples from people collecting for a global libary for the Technocrats?

      • manbearpig says:

        Mais NOoooonnn, they’d never do anything like that!

        Deciding who tests positive, negative or otherwise sure seems like a great eugenical enterprise to me! Just in time for social credit scores!

        I’ve just sort of decided I’m gonna give myself a day of obnoxious ranting and be done with it.

        Thanks however for your kind message.

        Mustn’t forget the BIS is in cheese & chocolate land…

        • Chapati says:

          pheew! thanks, what a Not-relief

          No need for excuses, all well.
          and nope not possible to forget BIS, it has a very prominent shape and place to show off..

          Btw, yesterday evening i payed in cash in a grocery store. The lady working as a cashier having two full bottles of hand sanitizers standing on her desk first accepted the money just to let it drop hysterically a second later telling me” don`t pay in cash, please pay by card. This is dangerous miss, please, we have families too and paying by money endangers them”
          Yes i was stunned, not ready for my first encounter with Mr. Smith. I guess that is what he does and sounds like.

          sorry for my interference, i am very grateful for the likewiseminded comments.
          please go ahead with ranting

          • manbearpig says:

            *Rant Alert!*

            Subject: Cessation of all Business English teaching activities!

            After having spent yesterday evening and this morning calling and emailing all my students to reschedule their classes as video-conference classes

            my boss sends me a message just now to inform us all that he must shut the whole operation down in fact, at least temporarily but… he seems mighty grim.

            crap. at least I’ll be paid by the university. I hope.

        • HomeRemedySupply says:

          Manbearpig, thanks for relaying all the stuff.


          I never thought that I would see these times.

          • manbearpig says:

            Hey, nice of ya to thank me HRS. Surreal. yea. that’s the word. Our nerves are all being

            test test tested!

            Guess WHO’s happy about that!

            they love testing…

  33. generalbottlewasher says:

    Yes testing. Here in the Solution, problem Reaction MidwEst the isolation is being hammered home by as much as MSM can by announcing shelter in place, will only be until mid May. Of course all your needs will be met by the state and everything else will be delivered to you by AMAZON. Amazon will hire 100,000 workers to meet demand. Funny how competition is a sin. And as the Lee Enterprise news paper states no one will touch your news paper that isn’t sanitized. Editorially or in production and delivery. We encourage everyone to go online to stop the spread of the Virus.

    Can people be this dumb, acquiescing and compliant? Well,yes, apparently so.

    Call to the hospital, ” may I speak to a covid19 patient? Im from a Japanese News Service.”… ” no, we have HIPPA here in America and we take or privacy seriously.” ” How can I verify you have covid19 patients?” ” Well we said so, trust us! Its here and its deadly”

  34. manbearpig says:

    “…Not out of ideology, not out of a desire to allow nationalization to go on for eternity, but to ensure that companies essential to the French economic fabric do not disappear because of this air pocket…”

    So back to the dangerous (NWO) precedents department:

    17 March 2020 / 21:10 / 10 hours ago
    Coronavirus/France: The Government does not exclude nationalisations if necessary.

    PARIS (Reuters) – The state could “take its responsibilities” and decide to nationalise a company in great difficulty because of the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Tuesday.

    “If it were necessary to go that far, in a case of extreme difficulty of a company, to preserve the productive capacity, then we would do it,” he said in an interview on France 2.

    “Not out of ideology, not out of a desire to allow nationalization to go on for eternity, but to ensure that companies essential to the French economic fabric do not disappear because of this air pocket. Then in that case, we could take our responsibilities,” he added.

    “As far as Air France is concerned, the State already has a 14.5% stake in the company. We must therefore assume our responsibilities in good understanding with the other shareholders, and I am thinking in particular of the Dutch government,” he said, referring to the specific case of the airline.

    “We have already taken the decision to abolish a number of taxes that are specifically levied on air transport or on airlines operating from France in order to support companies. It is in the order of €700 million that are committed here,” he pointed out.

    “And we are prepared to take responsibility as a shareholder to ensure that this national airline can get through this crisis which, in air transport, is absolutely considerable and which has no equal with what we have experienced in the past”.

    Blandine Hénault”

    Thanks deepl.

  35. manbearpig says:

    ‘As a reminder, you are required to wear clothes during Zoom meetings.’

    “Mar 13, 2020,12:19pm EDT
    Exclusive: Zoom CEO Eric Yuan Is Giving K-12 Schools His Videoconferencing Tools For Free!”

    “…I told the team that with any crisis like this, let’s not leverage the opportunity for marketing or sales. Let’s focus on our customers,” he says. “If you leverage this opportunity for money, I think that’s a horrible culture…”

    This altruist, Yuan, sure lives up to his name:

    “…Zoom, whose shares are up 77% since it went public in April 2019, making Yuan a billionaire. Last Wednesday, the company reported an earnings beat and year-to-year revenue growth of 78%, GAAP operating margins of 5.6% and non-GAAP earnings per share nearly double analyst consensus — and still saw shares dip, though they remained up 24% for the past month as of Thursday’s market close, versus a 27% drop for the S&P 500…”

    Perfecting this, er, tool to new practices that aren’t going away:

    “…One would be a tool, inspired in part by consumer apps like Instagram and Snapchat, that would provide a filter that frames a user’s face in better lighting, or with blemishes tuned out. “We want to have a touch up to your appearance just from one feature,” says Yuan.

    Another feature that has moved up on the product pipeline came from feedback from a professor using Zoom to host lectures for his class. The new lecture-focused feature would make it so that every student’s video was appearing as though shot from the same angle, allowing the teacher to see how students are reacting – and who is paying attention – like they were physically in class.

    Yuan doesn’t agree with the skepticism of reporters like The Intercept’s Sam Biddle, who recently warned that Zoom’s software offers “attention tracking” that marks attendees who haven’t had Zoom open or top of their screen for more than 30 seconds. Is a future of Zoom calls from home more invasive than office life? To Zoom’s creator, there’s a key distinction between an online meeting you take on the fly – perhaps while grabbing a coffee, or in transit – versus a work-from-home environment. There, he’s betting staff will want to see each other. “I can feel very lonely now,” he says.

    So there’s a dress code even in the NWO.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Tuesday afternoon, another of my brothers called me. This brother is a minister of a large church in the northern Midwest of the U.S.

      For the most part, all business meetings/conferences are done online (Zoom).
      The Sunday Service is online, and some of the outreach is online.

      Since the city is in shutdown mode, he was telling me that the bars closing were having a big effect. Group alcohol is a favorite past time in his area.
      The college World Series being cancelled will take away a lot of revenue from the city.

    • pearl says:

      Specifically for these video sessions, now’s the time for people everywhere to wear the cap/t-shirt that says,

      “Make 1984 fiction again.”

      Wasn’t there a Corbett Report about this sort of thing last year or so, or did I dream it? Trying to recall any other details is like grasping a fading mist…it’s barely there!

      • manbearpig says:

        OMG! “Make 1984 fiction again!” X-))

        Dear-don’t-sit-on-your-spurs-Pearl! I hadn’t seen that! That’s hysterical! I gotta get o’ those caps or t-shirts for when my skype classes go live again!

    • manbearpig says:

      So this has gone viral in the education world across the globe: (I received it from the university via the French Government):

      The total digitalization of education is just so cute and convivial!

      Mr Yuan must be feeling less lonely by now…

    • manbearpig says:

      So now Yuan’s taken hold of “my” university via Zoom… everyone’s an adept now…

    • manbearpig says:

      Just received this message from “my” university:

      “…Avoid using the DISCORD and ZOOM tools. Of course, they may seem easy to use and are known and appreciated by students, but as you may have read,

      they are dangerous tools for your safety and that of your correspondents: in addition to not respecting the protection of personal data, they are gateways for implementing spyware or even pirated software…”

      Mr. Yuan? What did you do to annoy the social engineers? You don’t respect my personal data??? You’re a gateway for implementing spyware and PIRATED SOFTWARE???!!


      the plot thickens, as they say…

      • manbearpig says:

        Apparently Zoom’s on the Verge of solving these problems:

        “Zoom is showing how to respond to criticism the right way

        At a time when other companies have turned defensive, Zoom acknowledged its mistakes — and offered a plan to fix them
        By Casey Newton@CaseyNewton Apr 3, 2020, 6:00am EDT

        …At least one of the meetings, he writes, came from a “tech company that’s taken to social media warning people about the need to password protect Zoom meetings!”

        So: there’s still some work to do. And yes, some of that work needs to be done by Zoom’s users. Anyone who is using the app to set up meetings should first read the company’s instructions for ensuring no uninvited guests show up.

        But given how vital Zoom will remain in the weeks and months to come, we ought to be glad the company acted as quickly as it did.”

        T!he world’s meetings, classes, conferences etc taking place on an unsafe platform? Impossible.

    • manbearpig says:

      Perhaps this helps assuage his loneliness:

      “Zoom founder sees wealth skyrocket amid broad coronavirus-led market declines: Hurun Report

      While most billionaires have seen their fortunes shrink drastically amid a stock market rout brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and containment measures launched by governments, a handful have seen their wealth rise – significantly.

      According to research by Hurun Report calculating the pandemic’s impact on billionaires’ fortunes, Eric Yuan, the US-based founder and chief executive of Zoom, the video conferencing software company, saw his net worth skyrocket by US$3.5 billion – or 77 per cent – to US$8 billion. This makes him the fast riser of the past two months.

      Zoom has become ubiquitous as executives at companies around the world try to stay in touch while working from home.

      Alex Xu, the founder of Shenzhen-based ventilator manufacturer Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics, saw his net worth rise 26 per cent to US$13.5 billion. Mindray makes a range of ventilators, which are needed to fight the effects of Covid-19.

      “China has been the relative winner,” he said. The country added six billionaires to the top 100 list, while India lost three and the US lost two. He said that the Hurun Report had 2,816 known billionaires before the Covid-19 pandemic, but that number had dropped by 20 per cent, as tanking stock markets wiped out net worth estimations…”

      Swine flu revenge?:

      Among the biggest gainers over the past two months was Liu Yonghao, founder of New Hope, a pork producer, whose fortune rose 20 per cent to US$15 billion. Qin Yinglin, chairman of Muyuan, another Chinese pork production company, saw his fortune rise 16 per cent to US$22 billion.

      These bright spots were set against a landscape of enormous losses. Hurun Report calculated that the world’s top 100 billionaires collectively lost US$408 billion in just two months, with the top 10 losing US$125 billion, as stock markets tanked in the first quarter of 2020. The Hurun Global Rich List 2020 had a cut off date of January 31, and its latest update had a cut off date of March 31.

      The biggest loser on the top 100 list was Bernard Arnault of LVMH, who is also referred to as the “King of Luxury”. His net worth fell US$30 billion over the past two months, equivalent to US$20 million per hour. On January 17, LVMH stock peaked at €439 a share. It last traded at €329 a share. According to Hurun Report, 10 people on its list had lost more than US$10 billion.

      Also among the biggest losers were Charles Lu Zhengyao and Jenny Qian Zhiya of Chinese coffee unicorn Luckin, after a US$300 million sales fraud caused its shares to drop by 90 per cent last week. Lu and Qian have both dropped off Hurun Report’s billionaires list.

      Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos of Amazon remained the world’s richest person with a net worth of US$131 billion, despite losing US$9 billion in the two months to March 31.”

      • manbearpig says:


        “Zoom’s security backlash points to bigger threats in coronavirus-led telecommuting wave, experts say

        Zoom has become the work-from-home app of choice for tens of millions of people telecommuting due to the coronavirus pandemic
        It is now facing backlash over a series of security and privacy lapses, but security experts say the issues are broader than just one platform

        Sarah Dai in Beijing
        Published: 5:00am, 7 Apr, 2020

        …“Over the coming months, we will see a lot of companies compromised because of the Covid-19 enforced changes,” he said. “The changes to the security environment will not go away soon.”
        Zoom, which has beat Microsoft’s Skype and Google Hangouts to become the work-from-home app of choice for the tens of millions of people telecommuting due to the coronavirus pandemic, is now facing a backlash over a series of security and privacy lapses that came under the spotlight along with its exploding popularity in recent weeks.

        The FBI’s Boston office issued a warning last week telling users not to make meetings on the platform public or share links widely after it received reports of internet pranksters hijacking virtual meetings to do silly things, post racist comments or sexually harass attendees – a phenomenon that has come to be known as “Zoombombing.”..

        …The lapses have driven high profile customers including SpaceX and Nasa to ban the app, with Zoom CEO Eric Yuan telling The Wall Street Journal in an interview that “I really messed up as CEO, and we need to win [users’] trust back”…”

        Somehow I don’t think racist comments or even sexual harassment are the greatest dangers of this ever more widespread tech…

  36. HomeRemedySupply says:

    The Legal System

    I guess a person sitting in jail waiting for a jury trial will be warming the bench for awhile.

    This ‘authoritarian-made crisis’ has got to mess up the docket.

  37. manbearpig says:

    Talk about a trustless, distributed, decentralized economy!

    Extracts from the Hackernoon edition:

    “…Distributed Workforce in the Time of The Coronavirus: SmartWork Has Always Been The Way Ahead
    March 13th 2020

    During the peak of the ICO “boom”, AmaZix had over 150 industry-leading team members working from their sofas, beds, in cafes, pubs, libraries, park benches, log cabins in the woods, on boats, in treehouses, spas, theme parks and all kinds of other locations all while doing their jobs to the very highest of levels. This is something that we are very proud of.

    AmaZix began life back in 2017 as a blockchain consultancy firm. The six founders — the original AmaSix — firmly believed in the principles of decentralization and, as a result, chose to function as a distributed, global team. The AmaZix team has remained fully distributed — working remotely from across the world — ever since….

    …With a fully decentralized workforce, none of our team members have to risk contamination from exposure to large groups of unknown persons in enclosed spaces like the bus, trains, the underground, offices or canteens.
    There is no need to touch the handles of shared bathrooms and doors in public spaces. There is no need to trust that the workers cooking your canteen lunch and breathing on your food don’t have a sniffle that they are writing off as a hangover symptom.
    In other words, as well as being decentralized, we are trust minimized – with a near negligible need to depend on others for our own health and safety.

    Remote work undoubtedly has its shortcomings, though these can be mitigated once you get a grip on things. Probably the most commonly cited issue is the isolation factor. It is easy to feel cooped up in your home and lonely since your colleagues are often on the other side of the world.
    This is a big problem that can tank contentment, creativity, and productivity quickly. We solve this with frequent video calls, voice chat rooms and, now and then, virtual afterwork socials where everyone orders themselves a pizza or two and hops on a group video chat to socialize and have a good time…”

    wait… ordering out for pizza sounds like unsanitary suicide…or… OH! is the pizza virtual too?

  38. manbearpig says:

    So Jupiter is repeating what the “The MIT Technology Review said (linked on the Corbett Meme Wars page) namely that:

    “We’re not going back to normal

    Social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It will upend our way of life, in some ways forever.

    “…Each time ICU admissions rise above a threshold—say, 100 per week—the country would close all schools and most universities and adopt social distancing. When they drop below 50, those measures would be lifted, but people with symptoms or whose family members have symptoms would still be confined at home…”

    Jupiter decrees:

    Coronavirus: Mandatory containment “presumably” prolonged
    Reuters Staff

    PARIS (Reuters) – Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that the mandatory containment period would “likely” need to be extended and “probably” returned to at other times in the event of a new wave of the coronavirus outbreak.

    “No one can say today how long it will be necessary to move towards this reduction of social contacts and these practices,” the French head of state said on the sidelines of a visit to the Pasteur Institute in Paris.

    “Will it have to be stricter, will it have to be prolonged? Presumably. Will we have to come back to it at other times? Probably because we don’t know how many waves we’ll have and how the virus will behave, how we’ll absorb it,” he continued.

    The government’s “obsession” is already “that everyone respects what I said Monday night: when I see people who keep going to the park, getting together, going to the beach in certain places or rushing to open markets, they don’t get the message,” he added. “Today”, there are “many of our fellow citizens who still take it too lightly”.

    thanks reuters and deepl.

    normalizing confinement… another for the dangerous precedent department… sigh…

  39. manbearpig says:

    Perhaps poor lonely altruistic Eric Yuan will find consolation in the following:

    “Zoom founder sees wealth skyrocket amid broad coronavirus-led market declines: Hurun Report

    While most billionaires have seen their fortunes shrink drastically amid a stock market rout brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and containment measures launched by governments, a handful have seen their wealth rise – significantly.

    According to research by Hurun Report calculating the pandemic’s impact on billionaires’ fortunes, Eric Yuan, the US-based founder and chief executive of Zoom, the video conferencing software company, saw his net worth skyrocket by US$3.5 billion – or 77 per cent – to US$8 billion. This makes him the fast riser of the past two months.

    Zoom has become ubiquitous as executives at companies around the world try to stay in touch while working from home…

    …“China has been the relative winner,” he said. The country added six billionaires to the top 100 list, while India lost three and the US lost two. He said that the Hurun Report had 2,816 known billionaires before the Covid-19 pandemic, but that number had dropped by 20 per cent, as tanking stock markets wiped out net worth estimations…”

    …The biggest loser on the top 100 list was Bernard Arnault of LVMH, who is also referred to as the “King of Luxury”. His net worth fell US$30 billion over the past two months, equivalent to US$20 million per hour. On January 17, LVMH stock peaked at €439 a share. It last traded at €329 a share. According to Hurun Report, 10 people on its list had lost more than US$10 billion…

    …Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos of Amazon remained the world’s richest person with a net worth of US$131 billion, despite losing US$9 billion in the two months to March 31.”

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