July 3rd, 2020

#7208: Yes, let's just make sure we get that said right now

Ghislane Maxwell did not kill herself. Like everyone else, I am cynically stating for the record that this poor woman will be the next mysterious and tragic suicide that no one could prevent despite her being on a 24-hour suicide watch. The video cameras keeping an eye on her cell will mysteriously stop working shortly before her suicide. The people in charge of the prison will get up in front of the press and angrily declare that they'll get to the bottom of this. Some people will lose their jobs.

None of them will care, having been given the choice between a handsome payoff to look the other way, or a similarly unexpected "suicide" if they don't play ball.

With Epstein dead, Ghislane Maxwell is the only one who knows where the bodies are buried, and if she's dead, she can't tell anyone else. There are a great many powerful people for whom her death would be all too convenient.

Just like Jeffrey Epstein. Who also did not kill himself.

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That said, though? If those powerful people get her bumped off, in spite of all the people who are expecting it, won't it just confirm everyone's suspicions? Shouldn't that, itself, cause an uproar?

There ought to be a limit to how effective it is, to get rid of witnesses like that.

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Yet Another New Study demonstrates that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) works against COVID-19. Expect it to take a couple of weeks for this one to be discredited.

HCQ cannot be allowed to be effective by the medical establishment. HCQ is an old, well-understood, inexpensive drug. A full course of it for a COVID-19 patient is about $25. Meanwhile Gilead has Remsdesivir, a brand-new antiviral drug that they developed to treat Hepatitis C. Because there is a cure for Hep-C that they don't own, they need another place to use it. The fact that Remsdesivir costs $3,000 for a full course vs. COVID-19 is, of course, a tragic necessity becase of The High Costs Of Developing And Certifying New Medications. (I'm assuming that "a full course" is 30 days, for reasons, but mostly PDOOMA. It might be two weeks, which makes the cost disparity worse, rather than better.)

The medical establishment goes along with it because there's no percentage in $25. There aren't any perks to be had from the drug company reps for prescribing HCQ. There's no money there at all, not even at wholesale, because it's a cheap, easily-manufactured drug that literally anyone can make if they have the right equipment, without any restrictions other than FDA regulations governing the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. And who can get any benefit out of a drug that costs $0.84 a day? (Other than the patient, that is; but who cares about him?)

But Remsdesivir, now, that's protected by a patent. For COVID-19 it's $10 a day, and the longer you're sick, the more you need, because you can't just stop taking it. Just think of all those poor people on ventilators getting their daily doses of Remsdesivir. Current numbers, about 400,000 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the US. Multiply that by $10 and by $0.84. That's $4 million dollars a day for Remsdesivir. There's a lot of wiggle room in there, places where money can be skimmed off in ways that adhere precisely to the black-letter law.

$336,000 per day for HCQ. There's no benefit in that for anyone, no exclusivity, no percentage. So of course it's got to be discredited every time someone finds that it works after all.

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Cheaper and cleaner than any other power source we have, of course nuclear power is hated.
A single nuclear plant like Indian Point can provide electricity for over three million people, and thus replacing even one nuclear plant is a lucrative business for competitor fossil fuel and renewable energy companies. During a 10-year period, Indian Point's owner could bring in $8 billion in revenue. Over 40 years revenues could easily reach $32 billion. If Indian Point plant closes as scheduled--one reactor closed earlier this year, and another is set to close next year--those billions will flow directly to natural gas and renewables companies.
If you think that the fossil fuel industries are not behind the anti-nuclear movement, I have some land in Florida I'd like to sell you.

The eco-nazis take money from fossil fuel companies who are basically paying cumshaw or Danegeld as an investment to keep nuclear power from replacing fossil fuels. The eco-nazis have never liked nuclear power because it lets people live in ease and comfort.

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It's probably racist to point this out. Racist only because of how inconvenient the fact is for the "Burn, Loot, Murder" crowd.

Like this.
Notice that Black Lives Matter and their allies aren't leading any angry demonstrations about Black and brown children being cut down in Chicago. Those dead babies have no political utility. Their lives don't help the activists leverage the November elections. So those lives are ignored.
It's like I want to say something in addition to that, but I can't, because that paragraph really says it all.

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"Can't you just...?" is a wedge. It's a rhetorical wedge meant to force you to give in, just a little bit. Such a little thing we're asking of you, just this one thing, c'mon. You're an asshole for not giving in on this one little thing. Stop being so petty!

...but inevitably it leads to another beg. Look, can't you just give us this one little thing? It's not anything to you but it'd make a big difference to these poor people. Look at how they've suffered. And it's your fault they did, you know. C'mon, give us this one thing. It's just such a small thing. Are you really going to be so petty over this?

And then more come, inevitably. Can't you just give in on this one thing? What? You already gave us A and B? What has that got to do with this? Can't you see how important it is for society that you give in on this one little thing? You're a racist if you don't, you know? You must not care about others. You must be a selfish prick to say "no" to this reasonable request.

And: You're going to give in on this, you know. We need it and it's utterly irresponsible for you to refuse. There's a distinct possibility that you might actually need hospitalization for being so intransigent over such a tiny thing.

Then: If you say no to this little thing, we're going to make sure you never work again, and can't do anything in peace. We'll publish your home address and whatever other information we can find on you. It's not our fault what people do with that information.

Later: Stand there. Wait until you are called. Go there and sign that document. Wait there and do not go anwhere else. The injection will only take a few moments. Allow that technician to scan the implant and sign your name there. Press your thumb on this pad. You may leave now.

Finally: Your private remarks about the state were overheard and you've been found guilty of sedition. The sentence is death. We can shoot you where you stand or in your front yard, but either way you're going into that garbage truck. Now, shall your family have to clean your blood and brains out of your foyer carpeting, or are you going to give in on this one little thing?

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To point out that slavery is not, in fact, genocide is racist. It really doesn't matter. Words don't mean anything any longer. Did you see that Merriam-Webster added "irregardless" to their online lexicon?

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Well: July 3, day off, slept in, relaxing. Need to run a few errands, but we'll do that, and then have ourselves a time.

Owing to hot, sunny weather, the pool water is warm; I need to check the chemistry but I used rather more shock than was needed and it ought to be fair-to-middlin'.

Today is also hot. Dewpoint is 61 which makes it a rather dry heat. We'll have to see how we do, I guess.