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April 24, 2020

Sex, lies & geeks: COVID’s new war on statisticians

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 11:46 am

 

Sex? “There will now be no reason for abortions,” a friend of mine just said, “because there will no longer be any pregnancies — because everyone will be standing six feet apart!” HaHaHa.

Lies? That we can catch COVID-19 from toilet seats? There are so many lies going around about COVID-19 — but the bottom line that we all need to understand is that this pandemic lock-down isn’t about germs. It’s about property.

To quote James Buchanan, that Nobel laureate godfather of all neo-cons himself, “Each person seeks mastery over a world of slaves.” Basically, Buchanan wanted to juice up a New World Order that would always value property over people and that would make rich people large and in charge. https://braveneweurope.com/lynn-parramore-meet-the-economist-behind-the-one-percents-stealth-takeover-of-america

And then suddenly the COVID pandemic train arrived at the station and every single one of our Dark Overlords happily clamored aboard. “More for us, less for you!” they cried as they gleefully headed toward the dining car. And then under the cleaver disguise of saving our lives, our government constantly reassured us that all the $$$$$ they just gave to Big Oil was not a bailout but rather a “government-issued rescue”. Yeah right. Then why isn’t our government “rescuing” small businesses as well? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMDcZjSctxk

But I digress. Let’s get back to telling each other lies. No, that new app on your phone that will let the powers-that-be know where you are every second of your lives is not gonna flatten the curve — it’s going to extend it. Probably for years.

This is where the statisticians and geeks come in. They try really hard to tell us that, yes, COVID-19 is not as deadly as we are being told and, yes, there really is something called herd immunity and, yes, if we all get infected, this whole nightmare will be over within a month instead of within years — and, yes, if we protect our most vulnerable than the death rate will actually go down.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/04/22/there-is-no-empirical-evidence-for-these-lockdowns/

https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/24/12-experts-questioning-the-coronavirus-panic/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUvWaxuurzQ&feature=youtu.be

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-19/sweden-says-controversial-covid-19-strategy-is-proving-effective

https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/28/10-more-experts-criticising-the-coronavirus-panic/

https://www.patreon.com/posts/36157858

https://lockdownsceptics.org/

https://www.wibw.com/content/news/WHO-Face-masks-could-do-more-harm-than-good-if-used-incorrectly–569229971.html

According to one geek I know, even New York City is not all that bad off: = 0.014 = 1.4%. 10,000 Deaths = 0.0013 = 0.13% = 130/100,000. 130 out of every 100,000 New York City residents have died of COVID. That’s hardly even worse than the flu.

But nobody ever listens to or believes statisticians and geeks. Boring! So much more exciting to watch horror stories of COVID on the news every night.

But in some dark cemetery somewhere, James Buchanan is now having the last laugh — on us. “I told them that property was more important than people — and neo-cons everywhere believed me!” gloats his scary ghost. “From Iraq and Syria and Palestine to Main Street USA, we’ve now got it all!” Oh just shut up, Jimmy, and just go back to being dead.
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/major-blow-us-large-group-us-backed-fighters-defect-assad-forces

But in a way Buchanan is right. In 2008, they came for our homes. In 2020 they came for our small businesses. What are they going to come for next? Our freaking toaster-ovens, overcoats and toothbrushes?

What to do? Let’s end all this “socialism for the wealthy only” and demand that we all share in the world’s wealth equally — every single one of us. Our leaders definitely do not care about protecting the vulnerable. They are far more interested in re-opening their salons and spas. But we need to care. “The least of us….” Sound familiar?

PS: Speaking of ghosts, I’m going to go to Los Angeles in a few days and stay at the legendary Biltmore Hotel. Am hoping to run into the ghost of Katherine Hepburn or JFK’s ghost — but will even settle for the ghost of Al Capone. https://hauteliving.com/2019/10/los-angeles-most-haunted-iconic-hotel-the-millennium-biltmore/674379/

 


April 17, 2020

Madam Jane Predicts: The exact date that our lock-down will end

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 9:57 am

 

Someone just banged on my front door. “Go away. I’m sheltering in place!” I yelled — but Madam Jane wasn’t buying it. Not at all.

“I can see the future,” she yelled back. “I see that you are safe from COVID-19. You’re good. Now open the damn door.” What else could I do? Madam Jane is scary, far more scary than just a mere virus. I opened the door.

“Let’s get right to the point,” said M.J. “I have just predicted the very exact date when all this COVID-19 lock-down will finally end.” Now she had my total attention. “You realize of course that the Federal Reserve has been giving away one trillion dollars a day to Big Business in the last few weeks, right? And also giving Big Business billions of dollars a day for months before that?” No, I hadn’t heard. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/09/extremely-alarming-coronavirus-stimulus-law-allows-federal-reserve-hold-secret

“And yet the Fed’s payments to small businesses have totally run out after only 13 days. Something is fishy here — and I’m about to tell you what.” So much for my nice leisurely morning of sheltering in place. https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2020/04/16/the-dollar349-billion-coronavirus-loan-program-for-small-businesses-is-out-of-money-after-13-days/24004651/

“Large corporations have taken over our American democracy. You don’t need a crystal ball to see that.” Yeah, sure, what else is new — but what does this have to do with the date we get to end the lock-down? “Before I tell you my prediction, first you gotta understand that there is only so far that Big Business can go before it kills the goose that lays its golden eggs. And that would be us.”

Yeah yeah yeah, I’m also aware that we’ve been goosed by the military-industrial complex for decades now. Get on with predicting the date. https://www.transcend.org/tms/2020/04/deception-deception/

“That’s easy,” replied Madam Jane. “When almost all competition from America’s small businesses has been taken out of commission by the lock-down and Big Box stores reign supreme? When most of us are bankrupt, desperate and so unemployed that we’ll eagerly slave away 12 hours a day for peanuts — but are not quite yet zombies? When the Fed finally calculates that the Golden Goose is now on life support and there is not even one drop of money to be squeezed out of us? That will be the exact date when the lock-down will end.”

“Then we should just forget about flattening the curve?” I asked incredulously. “Just forget about a vaccine? A cure? All those freaking ventilators? Social distancing? That this virus might be a truly deadly disease for people with serious preexisting conditions? None of that will factor in? Not even at all?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNvixI-_MKk

“Yep. That’s the plan. It’s all about tweaking up the New World Order — at our expense. And it has been that way from the start of this pandemic. Get us all afraid, broadcast the danger on TV night and day, keep us all isolated? Distract us and then rob us blind.”

Okay. I’ll shut up now. Why? Because nobody in their right mind ever argues with Madam Jane, especially not me. But still…. She actually just might be right.

 

April 10, 2020

COVID-19: Killer plague or not? Either way we’re screwed

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 11:52 am

 

Here in America, we all die eventually. That’s what we do. And we’ve been doing this steadily since 1776. We don’t “pass away”. We don’t “cross over”. We die. It’s called the freaking circle of life, Simba.

But just exactly how deadly is COVID-19? Actually? We may never know — for two reasons. First, doctors are currently being instructed to attribute almost every new death in America to COVID. A lot of people die in America — every single day. “But let’s blame it all on COVID anyway!” Done. https://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/MN-Sen-Dr–569489461.html

Second, the tests for COVID-19 are flawed up the ying-yang. That tiger in the Bronx Zoo probably doesn’t have COVID after all. https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/04/08/corona-creating-illusion-of-pandemic-through-diagnostic-test/

But suppose, let’s just suppose, that COVID-19 actually is the most deadly disease pandemic in history ev-ah, worse than smallpox, polio and the Black Plague combined. Then what? Those of us who actually do survive all this nightmare are still gonna be screwed.

Our economy is now in Schitt’s Creek. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFKxXgO8DuE

Our government has gone all 1984 on us. https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/

We are going to be helpless as babes in the woods when our usual river of goods and services suddenly runs dry.

Who the freak knows how to manufacture toilet paper — let alone how to grow a potato or stop a tank? Or prevent ourselves from being herded like cattle into some B-movie version of Brave New World or The Time Machine.

But all this is irrelevant, definitely not the most important thing about COVID-19[84]. “So what is the most important thing about it?” you might ask. It definitely isn’t whether or not we are going to die from a germ or live in a tanked economy — but rather what we are going to do with the ashes of our society after it’s all been burned down.

All this random destruction of everything we now know is also offering us a unique chance as well — a chance to form a new society based on kindness instead of on greed, anxiety, narcissism, propaganda, secrecy, fraud, fear and “war”. The future after COVID-19[84] is not about whether or not we die from it. Everyone eventually dies. It’s all about how we will live — after this mess is finally over.

And that if we want to build a new, better and viable society out of the ashes of our current dysfunctional oligarchy, then “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you” is always a good start.

And if our leaders don’t follow our lead on this one, then screw them too! We can always put them in lock-down instead of us.

 

     

 


April 3, 2020

COVID: Invasion of the Wealth-Snatchers

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 5:56 pm

 

Hold on to your piggy banks, guys! Financial vampires are coming to steal them as well. https://www.globalresearch.ca/defending-humanity-against-elite-coup/5708017

First they came for our nest eggs. Then they came for our home equity. Now they are coming for that spare change on top of our dressers. https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/02/the-dark-secrets-in-the-feds-last-wall-street-bailout-are-getting-a-devious-makeover-in-todays-bailout/

Be very afraid.

First they told us to be afraid of terrorists. Then they told us to be afraid of immigrants. Now they are telling us to be afraid of germs? But no one told us to be afraid of the deadly Wealth-Snatchers. As Washington privatized pandemic preparation, the national security state left Americans defenseless against coronavirus

And while our attention is riveted on COVID, they are stealing our wealth from behind our backs — even down to that last penny jar in the closet.

We are at the tail end of the greatest wealth transfer in history right now — and none of that wealth is coming our way.

Sorry about that.

But at least we can yell “F*ck you!” to the burglars on their way out the door with our wallets.


March 31, 2020

Guilty pleasure: Having the streets of San Francisco all to myself

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 3:08 pm

 

I’m one of those people who prefer to see facts on the ground rather than get swept away by all the stuff that I’m told on TV. Hell, I didn’t even believe that Saddam Hussein had WMDs or that the war on Vietnam was justified — or that the current “war” on Syria is justified either. Call me crazy. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29058214-the-dirty-war-on-syria-washington-regime-change-and-resistance

“Jane, you’re just one of those misinformed COVID deniers,” someone told me on FB today. “You’re just like all those ignorant climate-crisis deniers.” Yeah, right. Me and a Swiss doctor and a Stanford scientist and…. The list of experts goes on and on. So at least I’m not alone in my foolishness.

[Stanford doctor] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6MZy-2fcBw

[Statistician] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnXzGB170GI&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0xDmO9GVgvKvZ9ITD5jL89XorbM2sMMH6CRonRKB2G4taUMiSrfr_erhc

[Independent journalist] https://www.pscp.tv/w/1DXxyeVnVNkxM

[Swiss Doctor with daily updates] https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/

[12 Experts on COVID] https://www.globalresearch.ca/12-experts-questioning-coronavirus-panic/5707532

But I digress.

My main point here is that when I went over to San Francisco today, all I could see from the windows of the #30 bus were miles and miles of small businesses shut down, sad people without jobs — and general despair.

At the famous Palace hotel, I did the math. “We used to have 300 to 500 people employed here,” said the last remaining lonely concierge. “Now we have only ten employees — and even fewer guests. Only two people checked in today.” And there before my very eyes was the beautiful and legendary Garden Court, totally empty, like some haunted ghost.

“We will be closing down the hotel in a couple of days,” said the sad-eyed concierge. Who knows when it will ever open again.

My bus driver was also in despair too. “Most of my friends are out of work right now. They have no idea how they’re going to pay their rent.” Even the historic City Lights bookstore in North Beach was closed. And Glide Memorial Church in the Tenderloin was closed too. And I also stood in the middle of Market Street to take a photo, totally unafraid of getting hit by a car. Chinatown? Same sad story. Sigh.

Thousands of people risk death from rising sea levels these days. Thousands more are killed by tsunamis and hurricanes and tornadoes. Millions die from having the USA invade their countries. Millions more die from the freaking flu. And yet somehow Americans have all suddenly become fixated on destroying our economy over a slightly stronger version of the common cold? Makes no sense to me. Call me crazy.

But as a result of this shut-down, millions more here in America will also die from bankruptcy, poverty, food riots, suicide and despair either before this poorly-thought-out COVID quarantine is over — or afterwards. For decades afterwards perhaps.

So. Am I crazy — or not? Only time will tell. In a few years we may look back on this COVID event with the same distanced humor that we look back on the famous Holland tulip mania of 1637. Or else that this fiasco was the greatest April Fool joke of all time!

But in the meantime, I totally enjoy having the entire City of San Francisco all to myself.

PS: What else can we do to resolve this dilemma? Have we destroyed the economy for nothing — or am I (and a whole bunch of medical geeks) on the wrong track? Easy-peasy to find out. Let’s demand transparency. Get everyone tested. Analyze the results. Either our lives are in grave danger — or they are not. It’s not rocket science, guys.

Power in numbers. If enough of us demand the facts? They can’t shut us all up! Or can they…. https://fox4kc.com/tracking-coronavirus/kck-police-launch-hotline-to-report-businesses-not-complying-with-stay-at-home-order/

 

 

 

 

The Forgotten: My trip to an asylum-seekers’ shelter in Tijuana

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 3:03 pm

 

The other day, my friend Ana and I hopped aboard the San Diego Trolley to San Ysidro and then walked across the border to Mexico. Nothing could be more simple.

On the other side of the border, we found lots of taxi drivers. Ana knows Spanish. She bartered. “¿Cúantos para rentar un taxi todo al día hoy?” she said. How much will it cost to rent your taxi for a day?

“$100,” yelled a stranger driving a red Nissan. “I don’t trust him,” said Ana. “I do,” said me. “$75,” said Ana, “but we’re not buying you lunch.” Deal.

Alvaro drove us to our first asylum-seeker’s shelter, run by a non-profit group called Pro. Libertad y Derechos Humanos en America, http://pldha.mexico.org.

First we talked with a man from Honduras. “I fled for the same reasons as most of the men here,” he told us. “Gang violence, corrupt government, fear for my life. If I ever go back there again, they will murder me. Tingo mucho miedo.” He has much fear. I didn’t bother to tell him that I myself have given up fear for Lent.

“We do the best that we can to be helpful,” said the shelter’s director, a kind and compassionate woman who has dedicated her entire adult life to helping those who have far less than she does. “We used to have over 150 men here in response to the United States’ recent ‘Remain in Mexico’ program — mostly refugees escaping from gangs and government thugs in Central America. Now, however, we have far less.” https://attentionage.com/2020/03/22/viral-too/

Hmmm. I wonder what became of those missing men. Rumor on the border has it that the U.S. has been paying to have them shipped off to Guatemala like so many packages stamped “Return to Sender”.

Once in Guatemala, however, these asylum-seekers are screwed. The only option they have left there is death — the ultimate asylum.

Meanwhile, back in the USA, we are all busy worrying about perhaps dying of the coronavirus (or perhaps running out of toilet paper). But our chances of dying from COVID-19 are around 3% at most — and even then you most likely gotta be old, obese, a smoker or in bad health in order to actually kick the bucket. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHE3OerDKEY

But in the many asylum-seekers’ shelters and camps on either side of the US-Mexico border, your chances of death are much higher — especially if you are a child in a cage. Asylum-seekers here are constantly playing peekaboo with death.

But this ultimate tragedy no longer matters to those of us north of the border. The American spotlight, the American news cycle has moved on. The men that we talked to in Tijuana, collateral damage from America’s brutally flawed foreign policy in Central America and the gangs that are left in its wake, are forever stuck here to die alone and afraid in TJ — and they have all been forgotten.

PS: In my next article, I’ll try to describe my visit to a women’s asilo-buscando shelter, followed by the total incongruity of sipping margaritas on a lovely Tijuana beach — right next to Trump’s ugly Wall.

PPS: On a happier note, at lunchtime our taxi driver took us to his favorite place in Tijuana for tacos, tamales and barbacoa. The real deal. I even bought extra tamales, smuggled them back across the border and had them for dinner that night at my San Diego AirBnB.

PPPS:  If everyone wore face masks for three weeks, the COVID problem would be solved, right?  Boom.  End of pandemic.  And we can make instant face masks ourselves with just a bandana and two rubber bands.  Don’t have to be a narcissistic blowhard to figure this one out.  Just watch the freaking video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvioDd6GMxU

 

   

 

 

 

March 26, 2020

Quarantine? BORING! Sitting around waiting to die?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 4:57 pm

 

     What is it like to be quarantined in a time of plague?  Who knew that a death watch could be this boring.  Passing time waiting for the Grim Reaper by playing endless rounds of computer solitaire and watching re-runs of The Rookie and Grey’s Anatomy?  Is anybody going stir-crazy but me? 
 
     But now I’m even starting to get a taste of what it must be like living in Gaza — where Death is an everyday neighbor.  Screw this freaking death watch.  I need to have fun!  While keeping social distancing at the same time of course.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YtGe4xzcmQ
 
     So I took my income tax return money, combined it with an Expedia gift coupon and booked myself a night in San Francisco’s legendary Palace Hotel.  Take that, coronavirus!  “Girls just wanna have fun!”  While social distancing of course.
 
     Unfortunately there are no legendary hotels or gift coupons or even income tax returns in the Gaza concentration camp (little known fact:  Zionists keep all the Palestinians’ tax money).  Plus social distancing is not even an option in Gaza, it being the most crowded place on the planet.  But I digress.
 
     Why the Palace Hotel?  My mother took me there once when I was a little girl.  We had High Tea in the legendary Garden Court.  Plus I’m currently reading a historical murder mystery, Mortal Music, set there back in 1881.  https://poisonedpenpress.com/books/mortal-music-a-silver-rush-mystery-7/
 
PS:  Doesn’t it piss you off too that we are being told almost nothing about COVID — except to be very afraid.  And that possibly one in five working-class Americans will be bankrupt by the end of 2020.  That we will only get a measly $1,200 each and small businesses will get loans with 3% interest — while banksters, Big Pharma and the other usual suspects will be getting $120,000,000,000-plus for free (are we being punked or what?)  

     We should also be told to keep our immune systems happy with fresh fruit and veggies, fresh air and lots of vitamin C.  And that new studies show that COVID-19 is far more prevalent in the general population than we think (50% of the population in Britain apparently has it right now), that many people are asymptomatic and that only one in 1,000 of us even needs to be hospitalized because of it.  Not as deadly as we think.  https://reason.com/2020/03/25/half-of-united-kingdom-already-infected-with-coronavirus-says-oxford-model/

 
     But. 
 
     COVID-19 is certainly is giving me something to write about — without even having to leave home!  Except of course for writing about my upcoming super-fun sleep-over at the legendary Palace Hotel this Saturday….  And possibly writing about eating Peking duck for dinner in San Francisco’s legendary Chinatown.  While keeping social distancing of course.  (I have become the freaking Queen of social distancing, BTW.)

     Photos to follow.

 

March 25, 2020

Test everyone now: Let’s end our government’s clown-car reaction to COVID

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 11:47 am

 

If our government could possibly get organized enough to use a test that actually works, get everyone in the USA tested tomorrow and pay everyone who tested positive to voluntarily self-quarantine, then perhaps this disorganized clown-car train-wreck-in-slow-motion reaction by our government that we now have to endure will disappear, the Federal Reserve can stop giving away trillions of our dollars to oligarchs, our kids can go back to their freaking schools, we can pay our rent on time and America could even start manufacturing toilet paper again. https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/24/12-experts-questioning-the-coronavirus-panic/?

Boom. Done and dusted.

We currently live in a scientific wonderland that can put a SmartPhone into the hands of almost every teenager in America — and even put a person on the moon. Yet we still can’t manage to come up with a simple reliable COVID test, stock the shelves at Walgreens with it and get on with other more important things like keeping up on Twitter?

This is obvious to no one but me?

PS: I myself don’t have a SmartPhone, and in fact rely mostly on a HP computer that I bought used 12 years ago. And my computer is slow. And it’s prone to forget things. So I want to notate here all the COVID-19 stuff that I still need to think about or do research on so I won’t forget.

A. What’s all this talk about pathogens escaping from that bio-warfare lab at Ft. Detrick last August — and the subsequent American soldiers who then came down with a mysterious hard-scrabble case of flu? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/health/germs-fort-detrick-biohazard.html

Then the US sends a bunch of troops to some massive Military Games in October, with over 9000 athletes participating and around 50,000 spectators, a very big deal. And guess where it was held? You got it. Wuhan.

Research project: To compare the list of countries that participated in the Wuhan games with the list of countries hardest hit by COVID-19.

B. Who benefits from all this COVID craziness? (Hint: Not you or me)

1. According to journalist Whitney Webb, in the case of a national emergency there are now actual “Continuity of Government” plans in place that gleefully hand our federal government over to people we’ve never even heard about — let alone elected.

Plus “The William Barr-led Department of Justice will not only be authorized to indefinitely detain Americans without trial, it will be able to detain them without any proof of those detainees having committed a crime or even having plans or the intent to commit a crime.” Oops, me and my ancient computer could soon be going to jail — even if we don’t have the flu. https://www.mintpressnews.com/coronavirus-what-newsweek-failed-mention-continuity-government/265954/

Plus, under this or that C.O.G. plan, we will probably be stuck with Trump & Family for the rest of our lives. Yuck.

2. Then there’s Greg Mannarino, “The Robin Hood of Wall Street,” who says that the Federal Reserve is talking about going into “negative interest” territory — which means that instead of banks paying us interest for using our money, the reverse will happen and we will start paying the banks to store our money. What a racket. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g50uC3r-otw

3. Holy shite! Congress is trying to pass a bill that will give mega-corporations huge sums of “Socialism for the Wealthy Only” money — and give the rest of us almost nothing. Table scraps. Does this mean that mega-corporations will no longer have to go offshore for cheap labor? When they can get Americans to work for pennies right here?

4. And then there’s always Big Pharma — always ever-ready to shove its hand as deeply into the federal cookie jar as it can. COVID-19? Manna from Heaven for them. Not for us. Get used to it. Big Pharma uber alles.

C. Then there’s the rumors to ponder that COVID-19 isn’t even killing off as many people as the regular flu does — and/or that it has been around for a while but we just didn’t know to test for it. And/or that people who die of the flu or COVID-19 or whatever were unhealthy as hell in the first place and thus the rest of us aren’t really in danger.

Transparency about the data just isn’t a thing right now — now when we need it most. (See above for further discussion of the clown car). https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/24/12-experts-questioning-the-coronavirus-panic/?

D. And does anybody but me object to all these massive plans to call out the military and the National Guard? Seriously? How about we just pay people to get well instead of turning America into a war zone. First we got the Patriot Act shoved down our throats and now this? Apparently “Give me liberty or give me death” is no longer a thing in America. And “No Fear!” is clearly no longer a thing either.

More and more, we are being told how totally deadly and extensive this coronavirus nightmare is — but what if it is all just another Deep State scam to distract us (and bribe us with measly promises of $2,000 each), to get us to look the other way while the shell game moves our cheese and the crumbling Evil Empire is once again revived at our expense.

America is losing its Evil Empire bigtime in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and even Europe right now — as more and more of the Axis of Resistance peeks behind the Deep State’s shabby curtain. What better way to get it back than to put the world under lock-down. What would Darth Vader do? Exactly this. Call up the troops.

E. Something else to consider about COVID-19 is that we either get it or we don’t — and if we do get it, we either get well or we die. End of story. But if the economy tanks bigtime, if we have a whole new Great Depression to deal with and we all go bankrupt and have to start selling apples on street corners, that’s a whole other story altogether. Then we will spend years (years!) of our poor pathetic lives working in sweatshops, living in cars, foraging out of oligarchs’ dumpsters and having to put up with the Trump family forever.

I don’t think my computer can handle all this new information. I don’t think I can handle any of it either. Can you?

What the freak is really going on? We need to find out. Now.




March 22, 2020

Sliding scale: America’s delicate ratio between fear of COVID-19 & fear of bankruptcy…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 1:06 pm

 

At what point, for the average American, does a shift in the ratio between fear of COVID-19 and fear of bankruptcy become statistically significant? And I wonder what will happen when that ratio finally does shift? Just asking….

Perhaps we might finally give up our current “Socialism for the Rich Only” form of government and switch to democracy instead? Hey, it could happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 21, 2020

Neo-cons happy, Social Security saved, Baby Boomers gone!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 12:44 pm

 

Fact: For years now, Republicans, neo-cons, Wall Street lobbyists, banksters and even Yellow Dog Democrats have been trying to break the Social Security piggy bank with every hammer at hand.

“Those pesky Boomers have worked hard for that money but screw them! That money is ours!” This is the current thinking in Washington — believe it or not.

Fact: The average age of the COVID-19 dead person in Italy is 81 years old. Almost all of them are over 65. Yep. If things here go the same way as things in Italy went, our Baby Boomers will be dropping like flies here in America too. https://www.epicentro.iss.it/coronavirus/sars-cov-2-decessi-italia

The Angel of Death will pass by all those kids going stir-crazy from being out of school and all those Charmin-hoarding Gen-X Millennial hipsters obediently trying to “Flatten the Curve”. Forget about them. The Angel of Death will head straight for the Baby Boomers.

The Angel of Death will flatten that particular demographic curve bigtime.

Hypothesis: That if America continues to go the way that Italy did, there won’t be hardly as many Boomers around to collect their hard-earned Social Security — and all the neo-cons, Wall Street lobbyists, banksters, American oligarchs and Republi-Dems in D.C. will all rejoice. “More Socialism for us!” they will cry. “Less Socialism for them.”

Promise to come visit us Baby Boomers in the graveyard? Thanks.

PS: Instead of wasting all our hard-earned money on soldiers patrolling our streets, cops arresting quarantine violators, bureaucrats enforcing martial law and demagogues calling out the National Guard, why don’t we just use all that money to simply pay people to stay home. Carrots always work better than sticks.

 

March 18, 2020

Taliban & ISIS: Why they’ll get COVID but their wives won’t!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 4:39 pm

 

    Don’t you just love irony?  Saudi and Afghan men have been trying to keep Saudi and Afghan women under cover for years now.  And now it turns out to be a good thing after all.  Can you guess why?  Have you ever even seen a burka — let alone tried to actually wear one?  A coronavirus wouldn’t dare attempt to slip covertly under one of those.  Hell, burka-wearing women can’t even hardly see out of them let alone allow any germs to break in.
 
      While Taliban and ISIS thugs will be dropping like flies, Saudi and Afghan women will be perfectly safe.  Misogyny’s a bitch.  Ha!
 
PS:  It’s also kind of ironic that American banksters and mega-corporations are going to receive all kinds of socialistic and welfare bailouts regarding this coronavirus epidemic — while the rest of us?  Not so much.  In fact, not at all.
 
     And wearing a burka in public is clearly not going to save us from the terrible bankruptcy epidemic that is currently sweeping America too.  Only the federal government can do that.  “But if you give us money to help us through this pandemic nightmare, won’t that be socialism?”  Not if you are a billionaire oligarch.  It’s only socialism if you are just another American peon like me. 
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/17/we-know-script-naomi-klein-warns-coronavirus-capitalism-new-video-detailing-battle PPS:  Stay safe.  Shelter in place of course.  But also try to pump up your immune system.  That might not help — but then again it just might give us a slight edge.  Boil up some hot tea and then inhale the steam.  That might make the viruses unhappy.  Worth a shot, right?  Eat your veggies and take your vitties. 

     Give up smoking, sugar, sugar substitutes and processed food.  Be kind.  Get plenty of sleep — but then what else have we got going on right now?  Stop wasting money on attacking poor vulnerable places like Yemen, Palestine, Syria and Iran — and on building that freaking Wall.  Give all those billions to us generic Americans instead.  We need it more.  Can’t hurt.  Might help.

Mission Accomplished: How America has been slowly shutting down since 9-11

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 4:38 pm
 
     Are you planning to vote for Joe Biden?  Sure, why not, go for it.  Since 2001, you’ve already voted for Bush, Obama and Trump — so Joe is totally the logical next choice.  Like his three predecessors before him, Biden is totally willing to escort America’s oligarchs just one more giant step up their fabulous Stairway to Heaven.  Apparently Americans just love them some Deep State.
 
     “But what’s in it for me?” you might ask.  Boy do I have a list!
 
     1.  Since 9-11, our pension plans have slowly but surely been raided by Wall Street — with generous help from the Federal Reserve.  Sucks to be old.
 
     2.  Since 9-11, America has become a surveillance state.
 
     3.  Since 9-11, slowly but surely our economy has eroded — from our pockets to theirs.
 

     4.  Since 9-11, foreign misadventures have taken us to the cleaners.  Holy shite!  War profiteers have stolen $7,000,000,000,000 from us — protection money, they call it.  “Extortion” is a much better word.  And they’ve also gotten thousands of our sons and daughters killed in the process.  Shame on them.


     5.  Since 9-11, our….  Well, something to do with our infrastructure and healthcare slowly decaying and leaving us oh so vulnerable to COVID 19.  Are you in lock-down right now with no nurses to hold your hand if you are infected?  You shoulda thought of that years ago.  Somebody should have.
 
     6.  Since 9-11, has your rent gone up?  A lot? 
 
     7.  Since 9-11, far more of us are likely to go bankrupt than to be killed by either terrorists or a virus — not to mention how many of us have lost our homes and/or now pass our days sleeping in the backseats of cars. 

     8.  Since 9-11, America has lost its moral compass.  Our government pays for the slaughter of innocents in Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Libya, Honduras.  Racism at home.  Children in cages.  White Supremacy.  What ever happened to the Ten Commandments?  Don’t bother to ask an American.
 
     I could go on.  But I don’t want to.  Don’t have the time.  Have to go risk my life buying toilet paper.
 
     “But, Jane,” you might say, “It’s the coronavirus’s fault.”  Always somebody else’s fault — never the Deep State’s.  Don’t bother me.  Go vote for Biden.  Or Trump.  But don’t complain when America continues to shut down like the Titanic.
 
PS:  When I was in Tijuana the other day, the director of an asylum-seekers’ shelter told me, “Who we are is not what we have.”  Not even toilet paper defines us.  “And we’d have a true revolution if everyone did just one kind deed a day.”

Trump & Biden: Neurological problems in the White House

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 4:36 pm

 

Joe Biden seems to be slowly sinking into dementia. Donald Trump appears to already be there. Who knew that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue would turn into an assisted living facility. https://consortiumnews.com/2020/03/06/stop-calling-it-a-stutter-dozens-of-examples-show-bidens-dementia-symptoms/

What can we do about it? Nothing. The Deep State thrives on chaos — and what can possibly be more chaotic than if the Leader of the Free World can’t even tell fantasy from fact? https://www.yahoo.com/news/biden-snaps-michigan-auto-worker-173703659.html

Oh. Right. A World War might be more chaotic. A stock market crash? Or a virus pandemic….

But is there really nothing we can do? “Do unto others as we would have others do unto us.” Behave ourselves on an individual level no matter what crazy things our leaders are up to. Chase chaos out of our own individual worlds.

“What? No more voting for crazy leaders in the White House? Where’s the fun in that!”

 

March 8, 2020

COVID-19: The joke’s on us

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 12:59 pm

 

American taxpayers are now expected to pay for yet another national budget boondoggle that happily commits two-thirds of our hard-earned money to “defense”. American taxpayers have been price-gouged for over seven trillion bucks in the past 19 years for “defense”. Yet has any of this mind-boggling amount of money kept us safe from a virus that is smaller than a pinhead?

The joke’s on us.

Our Congress just passed a law that will bail out big businesses and banksters who have “suffered” from the coronavirus. Poor dears. But will it help the average tax-paying schmuck on the street like you and me? Hell no. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3hdx1knOM

The joke’s on us.

Our government spends billions on developing biological weapons — but not all that much on developing biological cures. We still don’t really know how to stop cancer and thousands of Americans die each year from not having healthcare.

The joke’s on us.

It seems that one of the reasons COVID-19 is so virulent in Wuhan is that this entire city is wired up the wazoo with 5G — which is known to weaken our immune systems. South Korea also is wired up the kazoo for 5G. So apparently is Seattle and the Grand Princess. How can it possibly matter that we will have more intelligent appliances if we are dead? And if this connection between 5G and low resistance to COVID-19 is factually true, then it makes perfect sense that the safest place we can possibly be these days is in a mud hut in the jungles of Africa — or down in Tijuana where I am going next week.

The joke’s on us.

The Chinese government has just discovered that chlorquinine relieves symptoms of COVID-19. That’s the same stuff that cures malaria. So while Big Pharma gets gifted with billions in a race to the bottom with yet another snake-oil vaccine, apparently all we really need in order to get ourselves cured is to drink lots of gin and tonic.

The joke’s on us.

PS: Why the freak is it up to me to explain the real truth about what is going on in the Middle East to millions of lazy Americans who fail to spend time on even the most basic Google research? What? I’m spozed to spend the rest of my life refuting obvious propaganda on FB — one misinformed person at a time? No thank you. https://soundcloud.com/taylor-report/imperialism-losing-its-grip

American operatives in the Middle East have joined forces with the Zionists, the Saudis, NATO and al Qaeda to commit all kinds of monstrous war crimes in Syria. I’ve been there myself. I know about this kind of stuff. Keep up, America. Did you learn nothing after being lied to about Vietnam, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Palestine, Libya, Venezuela, Chile, Cambodia, Ukraine, Wounded Knee, etcetera etcetera etcetera? Apparently not. https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/exclusive-vanessa-beeley-interviews-yemeni-ambassador-damascus

The joke’s on us. Again.

So why aren’t I laughing?

And what can we do to stop ourselves from constantly being the pathetic brunt of all our military-industrial complex’s sordid jokes?

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March 4, 2020

Demagogue: Portrait of an American president

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 5:43 pm

 

     I woke up this morning with the sniffles.  This is actually a good thing.  Someone just told me that having a runny nose doesn’t mean that you have COVID-19 — but only a slight cold.  Whew!  Apparently coronavirus symptoms consist of a cough, a fever and trouble breathing.

But as for all those poor innocent victims who actually do get COVID-19? “Sucks to be you.” Why? Because our demagogue President has ordered the CDC budget to be cut so that he’ll have more money to spend on foreign misadventures. Mussolini in Ethiopia comes to mind. https://fortune.com/2020/02/26/coronavirus-covid-19-cdc-budget-cuts-us-trump/

Next week I’m taking a trip to Mexico but I may have to stay there forever if our demagogue President orders America’s southern border to be closed. That sounds like something Chairman Mao used to do.

Election tampering in Venezuela and Bolivia by our very own demagogue President? Yeah. Not to mention how he’s done absolutely nothing to prevent election tampering here at home by Dark Money, Jim Crow, unverified voting machines and even the DNC. Shades of when Idi Amim simply elected himself president of Uganda.

And the American economy? It’s about to crash. Hard. But hopefully not as badly as when Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqHxmKX703M

Kids in cages? Overcrowded prisons? What if COVID-19 introduces itself into America’s gulags — and prisoners are trapped like passengers on the Titanic, with no place to escape? Or consider the ever-increasing number of homeless camps in America where no one can even safely wash their hands? Worst horror movies ever. “Worse than Joseph Stalin’s gulags in Siberia?” Maybe not. But close.

     Our demagogue President’s executive orders have attempted to exacerbate the climate crisis, muddy our waters, pollute our air, desecrate our national parks and contribute to burning down our forests.  Is he one of us Americans?  Or is he just one of the Boys from Brazil.
While posing as a holier-than-thou Christian, our demagogue President has been accused of raping women, using “escorts” and paying off prostitutes.  Even Mary Magdalene would be shocked.  Perhaps even Judas.

Corruption?  Pay for Play?  What really goes on down at Mar-a-lago?  Not even Bibi Netanyahu or Prince BnB appear to be this corrupt.

Then there’s the Democratic nominating convention in July and the Republican nominating convention in August. I’m going to both. Wearing a face mask of course. Nobody had to wear a face mask at Hitler’s Nuremberg rallies. I wonder if our demagogue President will have to wear one at his?

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February 29, 2020

COVID 19, the stock market & me: No fear, culling the herd & Trump’s Katrina

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 12:47 pm

 

A friend of mine just said, “To be safe from this pandemic, take lots of vitamin C.” Okay. Why not. “At least one gram every four hours and you’ll be pretty much safe from COVID 19.” I can do that. Actually, I think that she’s right. And according to Gary Kohls, MD, there are other factors that are keeping us Americans safe from the corona virus — and they don’t involve avoiding trips to China or giving up chow mein.

According to Dr. Kohls, there is a short list of immune-system co-factors that make folks in Wuhan far more susceptible to this virus than us. What are they? Here’s the list:

1) The massive disease-producing, immune system polluting 5G networking that was recently inflicted on the Wuhan population just over the last months of 2019 or

2) The massive pollution of the air (and lack of sunlight — and therefore vitamin D) of urban cities like Wuhan or

3) The massive pollution of the water in urban Chinese cities like Wuhan or

4) The massive over-vaccinations of most Wuhan residents with aluminum adjuvants/mercury preservatives and other vaccine toxins that make vaccine recipients much more susceptible to many viral and bacterial illnesses and

5) The high incidence of smokers in many adult males in Wuhan.

So. Does this mean that I’m not going to get a deadly case of COVID 19 because I don’t smoke? That sounds about right. But. President Trump has just nullified a whole lot of America’s clean water protection and is happily working on destroying our air quality too. And he’s also just given those Pentagon ghouls a huge budget to pollute as much air and water as their little hearts desire — so forget about # 2 and # 3 on that list.
Plus Verizon and Sprint keep telling us on TV every night about how wonderful 5G is. Wonderful for who?

Plus Big Pharma has forced many of our legislative bodies to pass laws that legally require our kids to have sixty-two (62) different vaccines (complete with all kinds of additives, fillers and preservatives) jabbed into their little bodies. That’s a whole lot of formaldehyde, folks — but will it preserve us from corona? Probably not.

So there’s all that. Maybe we Americans should be afraid after all. Nah. I’m fearless. I gave up fear for Lent. Maybe you should too.

But then stock markets all over the world just took a humongous plunge. Should we be afraid of that too? Not if you’re wealthy. But. If you are just a normal middle-class American, your pension plan could be wiped out. Or your life savings. Too bad for you. Culling the herd. It’s hard to be brave when you’re living in a tent under the freeway.

Another friend of mine just said, “The corona virus could prove to be Trump’s Katrina if things do get really bad.” And how could they get any worse than they are now? Easy. Trump has just put that neo-con guy Pence in charge of saving America from this virus. Pence? The guy who doesn’t believe in science? Good luck with that one.

But “Medicare for All” might help keep this pandemic under control here in America and spare our herd from getting culled too badly. Unless of course you are a member of the herd who is actually looking forward to getting culled….

PS: American neo-cons are also busy “culling the herd” in the Middle East by sanctioning medications and dropping bombs on millions of women and children over there. And if neo-cons can gleefully do all this culling to Syrians, Iraqis, Yemenis, Iranians and Palestinians, what’s to keep them from doing it to us too?  https://www.facebook.com/TulsiGabbard/videos/509328896451387/UzpfSTUxOTI4MTYxNzoxMDE1NjQxNzAyODcxMTYxOA/

What neo-cons clearly do not understand is that if they get rid of everyone but the uber-wealthy, then who is gonna shine their shoes?

PPS: I’ve been hired to be a poll-worker on SuperTuesday — and no, I won’t be competing with J.Lo.

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