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22 thoughts on “Open Thread #189

  1. More marching of our current institution into the the direction of “death of irrelevance”.

    The more they censor, the more they lose control, as decentralized (social) media establishes itself. Things to watch are gettr as a centralized twitter alternative (only temporary) and impervious(dot)ai as an entire new internet. I give twitter 24 months and by then it’ll be bleeding users to a censorship resistant alternative.

  2. The German-speaking part of my audience is probably familiar with Luisa Neubauer, billionaire heir of the Reemtsma family. People affectionately call her “Langstrecken-Luisa” (long-distance Luisa) as she is jet-setting around the world in order to save the planet. In other words, she is Germany’s counterpart to Sweden’s autistic saint Greta Thunberg. A little-known rapper has composed a humorous love song for her:

    1. At the very least, that kind of behavior does not indicate a great deal of stability. I may be going out on a limb here, but without knowing anything else, I would say that there is a high likelihood that this woman is from the Cluster B personality disorder camp. More colloquially, you may refer to her as an “(attention) whore”.

    2. Thanks Aaron. There have been girls I was attracted to, then noticed the changes in hair color. Sometimes making them look like a different human. It definitely gave me pause. One of them was a psych major lol. Although I guess that shouldn’t be surprising.

    3. It is not just a cliche that psychology majors have some screws loose. There are even studied showing that they have high incidences of mental problems. This would be reason for a good laugh but unfortunately those are the people who want to become therapists. I mean, just look at our “benzos lobster” Jordan Peterson. That dude was probably a total nutcase in his teens already, and now he thinks that because he has been strung out for the last fifty years of his life he should be hailed as a new messiah.

  3. I wanted to share one thing that pleasantly surprised me today. I mean it has already been mentioned before, but I saw it wit my own eyes. Even normies are waking up and starting to sound based.

    As part of running my business I’m a member of many groups for owners in this industry from across the world. Just to give you perspective, most owners are actually women, and not very political or opinionated, just basic normies.

    Well, today in a lot of groups people started threads about restrictions/lockdowns. A lot of them are getting fucked over by the state again, where the excuse this time is Omicron.

    And I was fucking surprised, all the replies sounded like I’m watching a libertarian group. Shit like “Fuck that shit, not complying this time around”. “Shall not comply”, “Can’t comply your way out of tyranny” etc etc…

    1. Well, today in a lot of groups people started threads about restrictions/lockdowns. A lot of them are getting fucked over by the state again, where the excuse this time is Omicron.

      i.e. they live in places where the goverment announced something like a month lockdown of “non-essentials”, i.e unless you’re a store or pharmacy as an SMB you just have to lie down and rot, in the name of protecting people from Omicron for fucks sake.

      Like I didn’t see a single person not being like, fuck that shit, no way. As a reference, these are people who took everything lying down for 2 years and complied with everything without a word edgewise.

    2. This is great to see. I also have anecdotal evidence to share, namely normies joking about “taking a walk”, in clear reference to demonstrations. Enormous protests are going on in Germany, as we speak.I just watched live footage of protests in various towns. Organizers are speaking of record numbers. In Rostock there are tends of thousands out on the streets, for instance.

    3. This overlaps with my experience as well… i am hearing and seeing a lot more people growing skeptical around me. I even managed to convert some people to the skeptical camp in the last few weeks.

      Also, it looks like more and more journalists now dare to bring up vaccine related deaths, and other criticisms of corona measures.

    4. Wouldn’t it be funny if in the future the MSM acted like they were all about vaccine skepticism this whole time, like if the majority eventually becomes wary. They’d just be playing catch up and it would be extremely pathetic.

    1. I posted this story earlier but from a different source. It is great that ZH picked it up. In related news, the FDA approved the booster for 12 to 15 year-olds, and there is a new scariant in France:
      Goy, this one has 46 mutations so prepare for another lockdown! The problem with the Covid bullshit narrative in the age of social media seems to be that the various sub-plots can only be kept up for shorter and shorter amounts of time. We now have another variant to be afraid of, barely one month after the moronic variant was announced to the West. At this rate, we will get a variant with 666 mutations at the end of January.

    2. Hey, didn’t Uber want to bet you based on excess deaths?

      on a side note, according to a commenter on ZH “Alex Berenson, a former NY Times reporter, recently reported that deaths from all causes in Germany were 17% higher than normal for the first half of 2017 and 25% higher for the 2nd half of November.”

      Have you heard anything about this?

    3. That commenter probably meant 2021. I have seen this data and may even have posted a link about a discussion of it. It is about non-Covid excess deaths, and the data also takes demographic shifts into account, so those figures seem to be related to the vaxx.

    4. @Aaron, does the below statement seem reasonable to you from a pure statistical point of view?

      “Just to give you an idea of how bad that is, a three-sigma or a one-in-200-year catastrophe would be 10% increase over pre-pandemic,” he said. “So 40% is just unheard of.””

      Further, I don’t understand how they come up with this. According to the article from thecentersquare:

      “The CDC weekly death counts, which reflect the information on death certificates and so have a lag of up to eight weeks or longer, show that for the week ending Nov. 6, there were far fewer deaths from COVID-19 in Indiana compared to a year ago – 195 verses 336 – but more deaths from other causes – 1,350 versus 1,319.”

      How do they come up with a 40% increase?


    5. The “three-sigma deviation” is most certainly based on their actuarial tables. With regards to that other article, it is quite obvious that the data comparisons are off. First, that life insurance company surely is not only active in Indiana and, second, the original statement was clearly about working-age people. You cannot pull up data about the general population as a means of comparison. For instance, it is entirely plausible that there have been fewer deaths among the elderly and a concomitant increase of deaths in the 18 to 69 age group. This is one reason why I detest “fact checkers” so much. They only seem to aim to mislead the public.

    6. Certainly just an anecdotal observation, but still interesting comment from a ZHer:

      “Seems to me, by the time a family has decided to order a headstone for their deceased loved ones, they’ve had some time to calm down and think about the events leading to the death. Recently, I spoke to a fellow who is at least 2nd generation in the headstone business. He says business has been better then ever. “People aren’t dying from Covid, they’re dying from other things, they’re dying from the shots.” Whoa, stop right there. Do you have good reason to think that? “Yeah, I think it. No, I KNOW it. I know people are dying from those shots.” Well, I don’t know of anyone else who is talking to so many families of recently deceased, at a time when they’ve had a chance to think about things. Besides this man’s testimony, there is plenty of other evidence. Take these shots at your own risk. There’s no risk to the pharmaceutical companies.”

      Headstone business – they must know.

  4. Here is a compilation of people randomly collapsing on live TV:
    Uber’s mom told me that this has always happened and that we just never paid attention to it. Besides, doctors recently discovered that all humans are at risk of randomly collapsing. It has nothing to do with the deadly vaxx.

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