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Facebook 13.3.19: Nigel Latta on measles and vaccination

I hope we all saw tonight's Seven Sharp interview with pop psychologist Nigel Latta on the subject of measles and vaccination. Latta begins by saying:

"If we just looked at factual information, everybody would vaccinate their children. If your children catch measles, they have a one in 1,000 chance of dying from complications from measles, right? If they have a vaccine, there is a one in 1,000,000 chance of having a serious reaction to the vaccine and dying. So it's kind of like, 'Are you going to put your kids on a plane where there's a one in 1,000 chance of it crashing or a one in 1,000,000 chance of it crashing?' Everyone's going to go for the one in 1,000,000... But what happens is, the anti-vax people have been really good at creating a culture of fear, and they s-p-r-e-a-d it out through social media, so that just normal intelligent people see this stuff, and it sounds credible, and they think, 'Well, maybe there's something about it.' And then we stop evaluating the facts, and we just react from fear."

Latta continues in this inane vein - with helpful interjections from the interviewers - before concluding by comparing "anti-vaxxers" to flat-earthers. "And that's how much legitimacy the anti-vaccination argument has," he says. "It's like the Flat-Earth Society of medicine."


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Facebook 13.3.19: Nikki Turner on measles and vaccination

In the TVNZ video*, Nikki Turner says, "It's extraordinary that social media are allowed to just perpetuate stuff that is just straight nonsense and anti-science. We do need some sort of social contract about how we communicate fairly for the sake of people and children's programs." (My transcript.) Her comment comes immediately after the following statement by TVNZ reporter Mei Heron: "In the United States, lawmakers have even asked tech giants such as Facebook to try and manage posts from anti-vaxxers."


If this isn't support for the censorship of people's conversations, what is it?

* From TVONE news, March 8, 2019


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Email 9.3.19: The new world order

The globalist elite's push for a new world order is more than a theory, it's an observable phenomenon. The transfer of wealth and power from the citizenry to the elite has been in progress for a long time, and has gathered pace since the 1960's - the era of the overlapping student and peace movements that rattled those at the top. Since then, the whole of civil society has been under assault:

1. The student movement has broken by the imposition of student debt.

2. The peace movement has been broken by two things: (a) The scrapping of the draft and the creation of a professional military - which effectively distances citizens from the endless wars they finance, and (b) The growing preoccupation of most people with their daily struggle to survive.

3. The labor movement, i.e. the unions, has been broken by various legislative means. In New Zealand, the vehicle of destruction was the Employment Contracts Act, which abolished compulsory unionism - in the name of freedom, of course.

4. The middle class - the powerhouse of any society - has been decimated, as millions have been driven down into poverty by redundancy, debt, foreclosure, and the general decline in living conditions. In my last year of work, I made less money, in real terms, than I made as a 19-year-old. Ditto almost everyone above a certain age in the workforce.

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Goodreads 16.11.18: Thoughts on 'The Darkening Age' *

This polemical work claims that Christianity, rather than the barbarian invasions and the breakdown of the Roman Empire in the west, was the main cause of the Dark Ages. Even if the claim is sometimes overstated - as some reviewers acerbically allege - the tale of the defacement and destruction of much of the classical world's art, literature and science by ignorant, fanatical Christians is appalling - the later cultural achievements of Christianity notwithstanding.

It is noteworthy that the ancient philosophers were unimpressed by this new religion, which was, by the way, the imaginative creation of Paul and his followers, rather than of Jesus himself. The philosophers tended to be rational pursuers of truth, who correctly saw that the Christians were irrational pushers of dogma. Thus, the triumph of Christianity in the fourth and fifth centuries was not the unalloyed blessing we were led to believe it was in school divinity classes.

On the whole, I am inclined to agree with Nixey that the pagan world was preferable to the Christian world that superseded it. And I am not swayed by arguments that seem to suggest that, because the pagans sometimes behaved as badly as the Christians, I don't have a convincing case. Perfection is not a sine qua non for superiority. (Likewise, I do not have to construct a "myth of the Andalusian paradise" to maintain that life in Spain was better under the Caliphs than under the Inquisitors.)

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Natural News 22.10.18: Jimmy Savile

I have just finished reading In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile (the notorious British entertainer/pedophile), who evaded arrest, despite all the evidence against him, because he had inside information on the state that could, if revealed, have rocked the entire rotten edifice. He knew, better than almost anyone, that an entrenched system of privilege, patronage, corruption and blackmail is the backbone of Britain - and, no doubt, of much of the supranational global elite. Thus, he was, like the crooked banks, judged “too big to fail”.



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Email 17.10.18: Fluad vaccine

I see they are giving Fluad to the over-65s in Britain this year. This contains squalene, which was responsible for "Gulf War syndrome" - not a disease in itself, but a series of autoimmune diseases. See Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That's Killing Our Soldiers, and Why GI's Are Only the First Victims, by Gary Matsumoto.

Fluad adjuvant: MF59C.1 which is an exclusive adjuvant: 9.75 mg squalene, 1.175 mg polysorbate 80, 1.175 mg sorbitan trioleate, 0.66 mg sodium citrate, 0.04 mg citric acid, water for injections.



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YouTube 16.10.18: Listener cover story on autism

You may have noticed that the New Zealand Listener's cover story of September 15-21, 2018, entitled "Autism: Unlocking the Secrets", made no mention of vaccination. Until recently, there would have been references to the "discredited" Dr Andrew Wakefield and to his "flawed" 1998 case series paper in The Lancet, which allegedly claimed there was a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. (In reality, the paper made no such claim. A case series is not designed to investigate possible causality.)

So why are we now seeing the the issue of vaccination, in relation to the rising incidence of autism, being totally ignored? I think the answer is clear: The powers-that-be have realized that the best way to deal with doubts about vaccination is simply to ignore them. They know that any further attempt to smear Dr Wakefield, and/or the anti-vaccination movement, could prompt readers to do their own research and possibly learn the truth.




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Message to Pinterest 02.10.18

I'm appalled by the attached message, which you are reportedly sending to some account holders. The censorship of legitimate opinions that challenge official dogma is bad enough. The suggestion that the holders of such opinions are mentally ill is even worse, and is reminiscent of the deplorable policies and practices of the former Soviet Union.



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Informed Planet 18.09.18: Seppuku

My objection is to your definition of seppuku: “ritual decapitation”. I can assure you that this would not be accepted in any course of Japanese history and culture, and for a good reason: Seppuku did not always end with decapitation. Where was the kaishakunin in Korechika Anami’s suicide? There wasn’t one. He just lay on the floor and bled to death. It’s all described in William Craig’s The Fall of Japan. Around the same time, there were several other acts of seppuku, including at least one in front of the Imperial Palace. And although I am not aware of the details of each, I am pretty sure that, in some of them, there was no kaishakunin and no decapitation. Ditto throughout history. In the heat of the moment, so to speak, there was never any guarantee there would be someone on hand to deliver the coup de grace.

Didgevillage:

Seppuku or harakiri, it seems to me, is committed to defend honor, or maybe to take full responsibility for something.
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Informed Planet 17.08.18: Terrorism and the Manchester bombing

The problem, as I see it, is that there is something fishy about most (if not all) these “terrorist attacks”. Sometimes, there are, undoubtedly, real victims - as in the early attacks of the 21st century. But sometimes one has to wonder whether anyone died, or was even hurt. I went looking for pictures of people who were, incontrovertibly, victims of the “bombing” in Manchester, and couldn’t find a single one. And where are the pictures of the alleged bomber, who reportedly blew himself into two pieces? Oh, yes, I know: they are “too gruesome” to be shown. But unless the authorities show us these pictures, we are entitled to doubt the official narrative(s) of the event(s). Note, too, that there is never a proper scene examination or a thorough, impartial, scientific inquiry into what happened. We are simply told what happened by the Government, and are then dismissed as “conspiracy theorists” if we insist on keeping an open mind.

I suspect that what we are witnessing is a continuation of Operation Gladio - the series of terrorist attacks that were staged by the “security services” in Europe during Cold War I in an attempt to maintain a “strategy of tension” and to turn people against the Left. Civil liberties can’t be snatched away, and the fascist state can’t be ushered in, unless people are given an “enemy” who is lurking around every corner and who can kill “innocent civilians” at any time.

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