Have an experimental drug that needs rapid authorization from the FDA in order to be sold to the masses? Looking to siphon billions of dollars from the U.S. taxpayer for your newfound pharmaceutical product? In today’s America, you can buy yourself a former FDA commissioner, and use the public-sector private-sector revolving door system of corruption to impose your will on the American public, and make a windfall for your executives and shareholders in the process.
Much the same as financial regulators.
Jew Among You notices that some overcorrect against the hype:
The China Virus has been politicized way too much. Whether you’ve had the vaccine, or wear a mask, shouldn’t be a litmus test for your political views. One can be a flaming leftists and still reject the China Virus narrative, and one can be “Far-Right” and still get the vaccine or wear a mask. These are matters of personal choice. Like so many other things, we can disagree and still respect each other or be friends.
Vaccine mandates remind me of Diocletian’s edict that all Romans must sacrifice to the pagan gods, which led to a long and bitter debate within the Church over whether those who gave in to avoid torture and execution should be allowed back, and under what circumstances. Everyone needs to calm down, including our side.
If you condemn someone for getting the vaxx in order to keep his job, well, did you offer to pay the poor bastard’s rent if he didn’t? Yeah, that’s what I thought. People are in a tough spot at the moment with most of the population gone mad. The rest of us should place a higher premium on sanity than purity, because that’s what the world needs right now.
Speaking of that madness, there is always a purge following the power grab of a totalitarian regime:
Relentless official propaganda demonizing “the Unvaccinated” is being pumped out by the corporate and state media, government leaders, health officials, and shrieking fanatics on social media. “The Unvaccinated” are the new official “Untermenschen,” an underclass of subhuman “others” the New Normal masses are being conditioned to hate . . .
But it isn’t just a purge of “the Unvaccinated.” Anyone deviating from the official ideology is being systematically demonized and persecuted. In Germany, Australia, and other New Normal countries, protesting the New Normal is officially outlawed. The New Normal Gestapo is going around to people’s homes to interrogate them about their anti-New Normal Facebook posts. Corporations are openly censoring content that contradicts the official narrative. New Normal goon squads roam the streets, checking people’s “vaccination” papers.
And it’s not just governments and corporations carrying out the New Normal Purge. Friends are purging friends. Wives are purging husbands. Fathers are purging children. Children are purging parents. New Normals are purging old normal thoughts.
Victorian MP suspended from parliament for refusing to show proof of vaccination.
A short Australian film from 2019. HT commenter Lemmiwinks.
From November 1, Australians will be allowed to leave the country without permission:
Fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be allowed to travel abroad starting from November 1.
According to new guidelines, seven-day home quarantine rather than a 14-day hotel quarantine could be in place for Australians leaving the country and returning.
The 11 best countries for residency and a second passport.
The site tells you where you can travel at the moment depending on your location, nationality and vaccination status.
This calculator helps compare the cost of living in different cities around the world.
The tyranny of civil asset forfeiture:
As with laws in many other states, the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §59.06(c) creates a sinister profit motive, authorizing police departments, prosecutors and municipal, county and state governments to keep seized property and use it for their own purposes.
According to the petition in the class action suit, civil asset forfeitures added $7.7 million to Harris County’s law enforcement salary and overtime budgets between 2018 and 2020.
It’s a dangerous thing, attributing mental illness to your political opponents, but whatever the hell Brandon et al are doing goes far beyond politics. “Mass psychosis” really does seem to be the only consistent explanation, and when I think back on my experience with Adam and Janet, it’s clear that shared delusions are actually quite easy to manufacture.
The story itself is interesting but I mostly shared for the headline. HT Steve Sailer.
Some of those old Choose Your Own Adventure books were pretty messed up. I remember some of these.
Fake news about a bus full of Antifa coming to terrorize rural California. Or was it?
Looks like a party bus got through to Humboldt County… but maybe not all of the buses? Let me requote something that MSN said earlier: Lost Coast Outpost, a news site covering California’s northwest, documented Honsal’s insistence he’d seen “substantiated, law enforcement reports” about “buses full of people” hurdling toward the state.
Maybe the party buses that he claimed to have seen, were the buses that came down before the June 1 tips? It’s a good bet that many of those agitators were not locals.
Looks like the mainstream media is lying their heads off at law enforcement to prevent them from doing their jobs again.
Meanwhile in Japan, a man steals a police car after being left alone in the back seat:
The two officers left Amimoto alone in the car with the engine running and red light rotating when they got out to keep traffic moving. Amimoto then got into the driver’s seat and drove off.
After about 20 kilometers, he was stopped by a police car in Kita Ward, Kumamoto. Nobody was injured in the incident.
A toymaker starts selling robotic grandchildren:
Ami-chan boasts a 1,600 word vocabulary and utilizes facial recognition to identify each grandparent and address them by name once it is registered in her memory bank.
Her fabric frame is highly hug-resistant and she has a head of fully brushable hair. Ami-chan can also sing 40 nursery rhymes and songs, recite 35 tongue twisters, ask questions that vary depending on the time and season, and talk in her sleep in the most gosh-darn adorable way, all on four C batteries.