Just Our Typical Response
Like our crisis response as a species… fake it until you don’t make it and it all blows up in your face 😀
I’ve heard of it but didn’t know it was this much of a scam.
Like our crisis response as a species… fake it until you don’t make it and it all blows up in your face 😀
I’ve heard of it but didn’t know it was this much of a scam.
The best I can tell,
SARS attacks multiple cells all over your body, particularly endothelial cells, which make up your vascular system.. and then your immune system goes hog wild messing you up further trying to clean it out.
Then the clots from it wreak havoc all over your body which is particularly problematic in the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver (all things SARS infections seem to damage).
To top it off the virus isn’t always purged and can be found in those organs post-acute phase
This is how I’ve simplified it in my head anyway
SARS is, and always was, a vascular disease. We knew this 20 years ago after the 2003 SARS outbreak.
IDK why people are complaining they will have to pay $8 a month for Twitter Blue
So far, it has cost Elon $4.8 billion per month for his… he’s offering you a massive bargain! According to him anyway ROFL
We are here…
1.2 million worker shortage in this video is blamed on
Retirement – Resignation – Training – Unemployment benefits
but no mention of the spread of a disabling vascular disease through the factory and warehouses full of unmasked workers haha.
Almost like they think they are going to rewrite history just by declaring nothing happened. Silly Murica. I’m sure this is sustainable
I have used most versions of Windows, except 8… I wanted nothing to do with 8…
I have had to troubleshoot them all
And for reliability and usability Windows 95 and Windows 7 were the only two I didn’t have to reformat or mess around with regularly… they just worked
Vista gets labelled the worst but was actually pretty decent…
Windows 98 was one of the worst
Windows XP was actually garbage that was hidden under makeup, on paper it seemed nice but I sure had to fix it for a lot of people and it was a resource hog out of the box lol
I’m annoyed I haven’t had the focus to be able to write in a couple of weeks so I will take this social media post, which was too long for social media, and make it a more lasting blog post. I am no health expert, all I do is share how I keep myself in the shape I am in with relatively little effort. I had written a blog post a couple of weeks ago but didn’t post it as I didn’t like how it turned out.
IMO The best way to lose weight is to cut more fat out of your diet, not add exercise.
The easiest way to do that is to cut back on how much meat you consume. Especially after what modern farming has done to things like chickens… The meat is full of it now.
Being active isn’t about losing weight as much as it is about keeping your muscles active… It forces you to use your heart and lungs more than you normally would
If it’s purely about weight loss to you then you are doing it wrong. Weight control is about diet, not exercise
The problem with changing your activity level instead of your diet is that you are then required to keep that up… not only to keep the weight off but to keep the gains.
People think you can fit daily activity into 2 hours at the gym a few times a week… not how it works
They try to do the same thing with sleep… they try to stay up later rather than getting restful sleep and waking up earlier.
Avoiding lowering food intake is like trying to sleep on weekends to catch up on sleep… It doesn’t work.
This will be my personal take away from what I have had a chance to watch, so far, from the World Economic Forum 2023 events. I have not had a chance to watch all of the events yet, and likely won’t see them all, but will be watching more of them when I have the time to do so There’s a lot and many ran simultaneously. In this post I intend to cover a few of the important things I noted during the live streams, a couple of quotes and their care to keep themselves healthy that many of them have told us were unnecessary for the rest of us
To start with my first noted quote, which was said about the battery passports but applies more to how they have treated the many virus outbreaks during the last 3+ years now.
“Once you give people a choice, they will make choices” – Benedikt Sobotka
This brings me to the less appealing topic for most people right at the start, as i do. The extra precautions they are taking. How our elites haven’t given people a choice, they have instead lied to the general population to support the possibility to save a few dollars today even if that means many people will pay for that mistake later on. If most people knew the actual dangers and how easy it is to prevent them I don’t imagine they would have been so willing to be infected.
I will only cover the 5 measures that were blatantly visible to those watching the interviews and live streams, I won’t bother trying to speculate on what was done to the building ventilation and so fourth.
For those who don’t know, the battery passports are about being able to identify where the parts of these battery packs, we use in things like vehicles, come from. So we can pick companies based on where they source their materials and the labour condition relating to them. Although realistically most people won’t care, even the elites who are implementing this system. It’s a neat idea on paper but will prove to mostly be useless in the grand scheme of things given many of these materials are limited and we need more than we can produce. This means we won’t have a choice to be able to care where it comes from. There are many reasons I say personal cars are not the future and this is only one of them.
1) For starters they have a mandatory test and trace program in place, something that was deemed too expensive and annoying to implement on the public. They have PCR tests on arrival and special badges that change from green to red if their test comes back positive or if they refuse to be tested to block them from potentially spreading it to other attendees. Rapid tests are also provided, to be used at the attendees discretion. This simple measure would significantly reduce the spread.
2) Air filtration units, I would presume HEPA filters are installed, are visible in scenes even where some people are wearing winter jackets to deal with how cold having the windows open can make the indoors at this time of year in that climate, yet an air purifier is also running as well. It’s generally accepted knowledge, even among the ‘expert’ anti-mask crew, that air filtration in an environment is one of the best ways we have for making the indoor air safe again that would also result in many other airborne pathogens to practically vanish over night, such as the flu. The part that hurts my head is when those same people then think that strapping a filter around the air holes in your face won’t produce the same, if not better, results. This is why I put quotation marks around expert when referring to them.
3) As the previous point mentioned, they obviously have the windows open since multiple interviewers are in outdoor winter clothing. This is also a simple measure that can be used in most environments to try to keep airflow up. Although the hard truth is that because we have infected other mammalian wildlife across the surface of the planet (the virus only seems to care that we are a mammal, nothing more) outdoor air is no longer as safe as we would like to pretend. It’s spreading through deer populations, mice, outbreaks in zoos with other mammals like the apes and big cats. This means many pets are also vulnerable.
4) They are also providing masks to the attendees. From what I saw, they were KN95 and up masks. We never actually provided masks that will work, we provided surgical masks that sometimes work instead. KN95 and N95 are really the bare minimum people should be using in disposable or more preferred elastomeric half mask with filters you can swap out.
5) I think this one is the most important one that we saw come out of there, as there has been quite the push to look into testing the safety and implementing it. They are using UVGI (Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation) in places. The lights were visible on stands during some of the indoor gatherings. Simply put it’s a UV light above people shining across the ceiling instead of at the people. We have had UV systems for cleaning the air and surfaces for a long time so it makes sense to look at them for disinfecting rooms while in use.
All of these are relatively basic measures to implement, and the only reason they haven’t been is because we have been lied to about what measures we should be using so now the people who need to implement them don’t want to because it makes them liable for what they did the last three years now. Even I knew in early 2020 that surgical masks weren’t going to cut it… By the end of January I was already aware that our leaders were picking the economy over public health and I tried to find ways to get more vocal. If I knew then the people in charge clearly did as I don’t have the teams of people they do.
Next I would like to cover a couple of my impressions of António Guterres’ address and interview. He seems to have his head on his shoulders regarding the state of the world, which given he is the Secretary-General of the United Nations is nice to see. So many other leaders, as he calls out, are not thinking to the future but instead thinking of now regarding the own reelections. This is leaving most of our major issues untouched. Ultimately these things all cost us more in the end compared to if we had just made the changes early on when we detected the issue. Eventually we will cross a point where fixing those issues isn’t possible anymore.
Aside from the expected comments about how we need to learn to work together better or else we’re all boned. He also stopped Børge Brende (the interviewer and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway) from just pointing the finger at social media being a problem as so many people older than myself do. I will just provide their words in text:
Børge Brende: “Social media is maybe not helping when it comes to incentivize long term thinking”
António Guterres: “We have in social media, all kinds of things. We have fantastic contributions to social media for the most noble causes of human kind and we have also the problems, in my opinion, of the business model of social media, in which of course the interest is to have as much interactions as possible and to reach as much people as possible. And as we know from traditional media what is news is not when a dog bites a man, what is news is whether a man bites a dog. The algorithms and the business model of social media are constructed in such a way that they tend to expand the informations, the positions, the ideas that are more extreme that are more controversial that create more trouble. And it’s not a question of censorship that will solve the problem; the question is the business model needs to be redesigned, the algorithms need to be redesigned in order not to be based on evil to make profit”
I agree with that stance for the most part. The issue isn’t social media itself, it’s not that we use algorithms to make it so people don’t need to live on the platform to experience it by spreading posts out through times outside of when they were posted.. The algorithm is like having an air compressor instead of hand tools, then even someone without the physical strength to remove a tire suddenly can. The problem is that capitalism is trying to profit off of it through control and pushing ads down people’s throats. They limit communication and knowledge trying to profit off of the accomplishments of many others. An example would be how social media advanced the LGBT and racial equality movements but then all of the corporations try to jump on that to get attention and profits, snuffing out the very people that need to be heard during those times, we don’t need to hear from the companies who did nothing but uphold the status quo initially.* Without that I would argue social media is exactly what we need to solve our issues given the level of communication it gives us and the scale of our problems being the entire globe, not these pretend AIs they are making that just mimic what we have done instead of advancing it.
I think a lot of people don’t understand what social media is and what the algorithms do so they just fear it and blame it for everything. Much as a simpleton blames immigrants for a housing crisis actually created by the wealthy buying up the properties and using them as investments, instead of people using them as housing. Something I grew up hearing from most of white people around me, almost every one of them… meanwhile part of it was the “my home is my retirement” thing where the idea of letting investors make housing unaffordable was advantageous to the people who held the voting power rather than the generations to come.
Open Forum: Pack Up and Go – Climate Migration
Second last I have Agnes Callamard (Secretary General of Amnesty International) at the end of the event this section of my post is titled. She goes on a 3-minute and 15-second closing speech which ends with “It’s everyone’s job! Not just our job, the little people”. She talks about how we have leaders who are focused on not changing, which is exactly what brought us here. She notes the major point many seem to be looking past which is the fact they are all looking a a 1.5 degree Celsius maximum increase temperature target, what we are aiming to limit it to. But the truth is we are currently on target for 2.5 degrees which makes for vastly different outcomes to which we honestly have little idea on how bad it will get. This makes many of our already lack-lustre plans look pathetic, and useless to be honest. The amount of people being displaced will mean we need to plan for what to do with them in advance.
As she says, we need to hold our leaders to account for their actions, much as I say we need to regarding how poorly they handled COVID. Both COVID and climate change bare a striking resemblance to each other regarding how our most wealthy view them as problems. They tried to cover up the problems and are hoping that people just don’t turn on them and start protesting. This is not the world we want, we shouldn’t need it to get there to have the people in charge implement fixes that are for the greater good, including themselves and their own children.
The sum of the problem is basically we need to stop burning things for energy, this requires us to reduce our usage. Capitalism can’t do this because it requires constant growth, including in energy usage. So the life we knew cannot be the life we carry forward as it’s what brought us to this very point. This isn’t good enough and we must demand more actions rather than just accepting this and becoming complacent in the outcome. ALL of our futures demand it.
The Guy I Don’t Remember
This situation is one of the moments I realised how in trouble we actually are with these people. That many of them are not protecting themselves from COVID but instead they are being protected from COVID by the people running the event space. Unfortunately I can’t remember which event had come up that I heard this from as the list was auto-loading, so I don’t have the speaker name or the event up to quote more of it directly. But the part I do remember was the speaker saying how the January 6th 2021 insurrection in the USA and Russia attacking the Ukraine were both complete surprises. My issue with that statement is that it’s completely false and meant to cover up the fact those who didn’t know didn’t pay attention. The January 6th attack was promoted on social media and fuelled by elected members who wanted President Trump to remain in power after his loss, President Trump now facing issues because he also helped support it verbally. As for Ukraine there is little surprise to them being attacked after it was very apparent that the US economy was shot and they were unable to even hold the Taliban at bay anymore. The world watched the US be chased out of a country they had referred to as savages for a couple of decades. I’m not saying Russia is doing well, but neither is the EU or USA on that front either… and frankly it’s more pathetic that most of the world is struggling to keep Russia at bay, it shows how weak they have become. But even without that there have been decades of buildup with the US and NATO pretend like they haven’t been edging towards Russia and China this entire time or playing with world governments like they accuse Russia and China of doing.
The future looks rather bleak on that front at the moment and I wouldn’t even begin to try to predict what will happen now, I can only hope we can come to an agreement… but it seems unlikely. I don’t see either side just walking away from it. In my opinion, the answer would be to hold a vote with the people of Ukraine on what they want to do, Join NATO or join Russia. But doing that after all of this risks the chance that many people who wanted to join NATO may not be alive anymore. It’s the same as the COVID issue, the people that the capitalist leaders are culling currently are mostly supporters of capitalism. Which is why after 3 years of trying to educate people when I could I now mostly just block them when they annoy me instead. COVID will take care of them if they don’t want to listen and instead want to abuse others. Dark, but so is me taking constant abuse by people who won’t listen especially when they came to me just to argue haha.
So it has been awhile…. again. I would apologize for this but it’s not like I have taken the time to build an active following on my blog. Life has been a zoo which has taken a lot of my time but also means I have a fair bit to write about now. I will likely be shifting away from tech related things for the time being as I need to put on a different hat to accommodate the skills I will need. It was never my intention to make a tech blog.
What have I been up to these last few months? Well the landlord situation hasn’t improved but he and his paralegal now understand how screwed they are and suddenly I am dealing with issues with the cops where they seem to be helping him by refusing to enforce laws or collect evidence until it’s me they want to “handle”, then suddenly laws and evidence are important again. I can’t tell if they are stupid, or if they think I am stupid… maybe both. The behaviour is identical to COVID minimizers, which many cops are so it’s not exactly surprising. Both situations have gone on for 5 – 6 years now steadily so I would lean towards it being targeted…. particularly since I’ve noticed the cops suddenly try to enforce speed limits on the one route they know I always take, again I think they are under the impression I am stupid when in reality I am just autistic and thus more likely to notice the patterns abusers tend to exhibit.
I have an answer about my injury now as well, got that at the end of October… I don’t know how long my knee will take to heal up as I have a tear in the meniscus of my right knee and a lack of access to care during the unmitigated spread of multiple viruses causing much of our healthcare system to collapse, along with our government trying to save money and push us into privatized healthcare means they thought it was a FANTASTIC idea to cut off our access to virtual appointments. This leaves it difficult for me to access my own doctor until I replace my car that is falling apart after being rear ended and the cops mishandling it, this will come up in later posts. Thankfully the rest of my injuries, my entire right side, have healed up and are at the stage of having to be careful not to re-injure, they are easier to irritate than they were before I fell about a year ago.
I am still most active on Twitter focused mostly on important topics but have started to migrate more and more towards Mastodon, and some of the other instances out there. I have been intending to start doing this for a few weeks now but haven’t had the energy to do the initial setup for writing. Currently I am hosting my blog here but I would like to move it to my own server, and a .ca instead of .com web address. We will see how that goes, I have it sort of running but was having technical issues in setting up the routing for it, had it working then changed something, I don’t think I will have the time to mess with it for a bit. As life goes. Even without the time to do that now I can still find the time to work on progressing with my blog, this was my original goal around 4 years ago. It was why I even became active on Twitter and took my account off private after my divorce. Basically getting back to writing like I used to enjoy years prior… prior meeting my ex-wife. Twitch is the hobby, not the end goal, as I don’t like being on camera enough to do Twitch and people don’t seem so fond of just hearing a voice. Writing, even when I’m not great at spelling or grammar, is fun and Twitter and recent world events have shown me that I, to my surprise, actually do have important things to say that should be heard.
So… What do I plan to write about in the coming weeks?
As I intended originally I plan to write about the situation with my landlord. Since I last posted about it I have put together a lot of the evidence for the hearing, which was on November 8th 2022 and was put off to another date, that we don’t have yet, for time concerns due to the apparent complexity of the evidence. Had they actually listened to it then it would have been thrown out within a few minutes due to the errors in their filing alone, even without the situation with my leg being on them thus the entire case actually being fraud. I would go into more depth now but that would remove the point of writing about it later, there is a fair amount of harassment with it from their end at this point.
I also intend to write about my dealing with the local police, and how they seem pretty determined to create a situation with me by refusing to collect evidence, then standing with each other through camaraderie instead of the evidence they refuse to even collect. Again for the sake of something to write about later and to keep this blog post a post instead of a book I won’t get too into depth with this yet. Needless to say I’ve had enough dealings with authoritative bullies in my life to know when they are working together against their actual positions to save their own behinds instead of doing the job they were hired to do. Thankfully they told me who to go to this last phone call to attempt to get out of doing work (this is a common excuse with local police here) they told me who to report them to before they knew what I was reporting… again… complete negligence.
I will also likely get into the topics I actively talk about on Twitter and Mastodon in more depth as I learn better ways to communicate those things. My issue has always been learning the terms to explain it to others more than actually understanding the topic, understanding the topic is relatively easy for me if I’m honest.
Life has been interesting to say the least but I have now spent the time to setup my writing environment so my original goal of posting at least every Sunday should be more realistic now. I have setup my old laptop to be a writing device as well as my desktop for redundancy and portability. Writing is something I always come back to as something I enjoy, which I think is kind of obvious with how much I post on text based social media vs image or video based ones.
I am looking into learning markdown and seeing how I can use it on this current blog for better aesthetics and readability to my posts (there is a theme manager on here already that came with the web host and I’m not sure how it handles markdown)
Anyway I believe this is a good end for my return blog posts, here is hoping I keep up with it moving forward… give or take lol.
I’ll open with something I enjoyed first. Nothing to do with my landlord directly but I wouldn’t have been rushed to do my switch from Ubuntu to Arch if not for this situation and I am quite liking being on Arch as a workstation. It’s making putting the documents together easier on me because I am happier in the environment I am doing it in. In general this is a pretty terrible experience on me and isn’t something anyone should be putting up with.
After another couple of days going through the text and email communications between my landlord and I, I missed posting on here. I’m a little upset about this because I promised I would do it yesterday and told myself it would be a proper post. Yet here we are, me feeling exhausted while needing to go grocery shopping and to spend far too much on ink cartridges so I have paper copies of the text logs I have put together. I shouldn’t have to do this but here we are instead.
I cannot change the past, and I cannot change needing a break from dealing with the nonsense this word insists I deal with. I have a tally count to summarise the 34 page log that doesn’t include emails. I was going to pull out some of his better comments to me but I can save that for another post when I have the time. I do plan to vent about this situation on here, maybe we can work towards setting a precedent so rights are upheld instead of making people fight for them while impoverishing them at the same time. I will say though that procrastinating on looking at it for a day this weekend did cause me to remember I’m a coder and don’t need others to decode files for me and turn them into tables. I can use python and Pandas. Turned hours and hours of work into just a few minutes of coding, which was nice to allow me to catch my breath. Making text logs viewable is a pain.
Anyways, my blog theme handler is being super annoying again so I’m going to end this here and maybe make some breakfast. I really need to have time to organise this as well but I am only one person haha.
Texts = 20
WhatsApp = 13
Emails = 12
Physical = 3
Total = 48
Electrical = 6
Heat = 7
Shower/plumbing/kitchen taps = 7
Pests = 5
Fall from no salt = 7
Total = 32
Lacked functioning heat = 2 years
Electrical issues = 5 years
Plumbing and water issues = 4 years
Pests = 4 years