Contagion!

There is now, in development, a DNA vaccine for plague.

Yep. Plague. You know, that thing that hammered the crap out of the human race up to the 1600s and is still around – although these days it comes up occasionally and really doesn’t get too far. It’s a bacterial infection and we now have antibiotics that can stop it.

There were two cases recently in China. Some folk ate an animal known to be a high risk of being a plague carrier. Even the Chinese avoid that one but I guess even the Chinese have a few idiots.

It shows up in warm places to this day, even in southern US states a few cases arise. Madagascar, off the coast of Africa, seems particularly prone to it.

Sure, some of the more remote places where it shows up can be hard to supply with antibiotics, and a vaccine might be a good thing there, but an experimental, monkey-virus vector carrying DNA to make your own cells look like plague bacteria? That doesn’t sound like such a good idea, especially since your covid vaccine already makes a lot of your cells look like they are infected with a virus. Your immune system is going to be busy, killing all your own body’s cells because it thinks you are infected.

Plague can be treated with antibiotics. A plague vaccine could be based on killed bacteria. It has never been developed because, frankly, there’s no money in it. Plague’s current range and frequency simply don’t justify that sort of investment, especially when there are already treatments for it.

Yet now, we see a company investing a hell of a lot in the development of a vaccine we don’t actually need, and which won’t make any money because it’s most useful in places that don’t have much money. Why is that?

And why does it need to make your own cells express plague bacteria proteins? The traditional route, killed bacteria, is likely to be much more successful, cheaper to produce and far easier to transport to remote areas. Unlike viruses, it is very easy to make sure a bacterial vaccine contains no live ones. Why go the expensive, complicated, experimental route?

Especially when the investment is unlikely to ever pay for itself.

Or is it? Oh, you don’t need to unleash plague on the world again. You just need to make enough people scared of it. As my fictional world did with scrofula, back in 2017.

Expect to hear more plague cases popping up. Expect to hear about ‘variants’ and ‘antibiotic resistant’ strains. Expect to hear about it hitting big cities.

Expect to have plague vaccine added to your vaccine passport, right behind covid and flu. Expect to see many more vaccinations added, plus regular boosters. Expect to never hear of anyone who has caught plague, but to hear of many who have suffered after vaccination.

There is only one way to profit from a vaccine hardly anyone has any need of.

Make them scared. It’s worked well so far.

Book stuff

Still lots to do here, still fighting lockdown ennui as, I suspect, are most people. At least I moved out of that tiny flat in time. It was a very nice flat but being locked in there now would have been a nightmare. Also, grandson is recovering well fom his surprise illness which is good news. Somewhere between good and bad news is that my daughter, my youngest, just turned 30 and I feel almost as old as I did when she jumped out a plane skydiving. I think that event took my last non-grey hair.

Anyway. The Halloween anthology is open, and Leg Iron Books is going to be putting print books on Lulu.com. They have some steep postage charges and if you undercut Amazon, they ditch you fast so it was never a cheap option – but so many people are boycotting Amazon now, an alternative outlet for print is necessary.

The eBooks are already also available via Smashwords, and most of them have made it through to Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple etc, but the only source for print was Amazon.

Lulu.com have changed since I was last there. A lot. It’s taking time to figure out the new layout but eventually all Leg Iron Books will appear there. The single author books will go in first (their trim sizes are a little different so if you provided your own cover I might need to ask for a slightly different size) and the anthologies will go in as three-book omnibus editions, where those were in the contracts. So they won’t be the same as the Amazon ones, won’t get the Amazon snarky price comparisons and will be worth the steep postage rates. I’m considering some hardback copies even though those would be so expensive they are unlikely to sell. Costs nothing but time to try it.

Anyway, the end of this month is author payment month so if you want our authors to succeed, have a look at the selection available. They don’t all have the Smashwords Ebook links yet, but they aren’t hard to find.

Best of all, they take your mind off the current Hell on earth for a while.

E10

I had to fill the car with petrol the other day. I also filled my 20 litre jerrycan for all the petrol driven things around here – generator, mowers and the brushcutter (AKA The Petrol Driven Bastard). The only unleaded petrol available here now is the new E10 – ten percent ethanol.

The car’s fine with it, almost all Toyotas have no issue with this silly diluent. Saving emissions? You really need a bit of chemistry education – what do you get when you burn ethanol? The generator and mower are also fairly new so I don’t expect them to have problems. My little tractor – the ride on mower – might, and the Petrol Driven Bastard (PDB) certainly will.

So I’ll have to get the ethanol out or at least reduce it for those things. It’s not difficult but it will reduce the octane rating of the remaining petrol by, as far as I can find out, 3 points. It’ll drop from 97 to 94 octane, I doubt the old engines will notice that.

I am not going to do it for the car because I’d have to deal with 50 litres at a time and the car doesn’t need it anyway. The PDB declares alcohol-free petrol essential and I expect the old engine in the tiny tractor will need it too, but I only have to deal with a couple of litres for both.

It’s very simple. Ethanol is soluble in water. Most of the hydrocarbons in petrol are not. So you mix the petrol with water (for E10 I’d say 1 part water to 9 parts petrol), shake the hell out of it and leave it overnight. You’ll have the water (and hopefully most, if not all, of the ethanol) at the bottom and the petrol at the top. Oh and… don’t be tempted to have a smoke around it. Shaking it is going to release a lot of explosive fumes. Probably best to not do it in the kitchen, eh?

This is easier if you have a garage full of lab equipment including a separating funnel and stand but you can do it in any petrol resistant container. If you can tap off from the bottom, take out all the water and a bit of the petrol just to be sure, and dispose of it without killing anything that matters to you. Do not attempt to drink the ethanol/water mix, you don’t know what else got extracted. Dump it. Ideally not into the sewage system and certainly not into your septic tank. I have a lot of weed-strewn waste ground here that would be improved by a treatment with something horrible, you have to find your own way.

No separating funnel, you could carefully pour or siphon the cleaned up petrol into another container. Make sure you only get petrol and sacrifice the last bit, don’t try to get it all or you’ll get water in there again.

This works if you only need a litre or so for an old, small engine. It’s not viable for a very old car engine. That would need a whole industrial scale fractionation column and I don’t think many people will have space for that – or sufficient training to use it without blowing themselves into mince.

This E10 is not about saving the planet. Burning ethanol produces carbon dioxide, same as pretty much every chemical compound on the planet. It’s about getting rid of old cars. They want you to drive electric dodgems that won’t work in winter or in floods.

There is a solution, if you have the equipment and knowledge. Unfortunately modern education has ensured that few people have that knowledge.

I am increasingly convinced that this has happened before.

‘Antivax’ is the new ‘Racist’

So, anyone who doesn’t want to take part in the experiment is now an ‘anti-vaxxer’. This would be amusing if it wasn’t so serious.

I’ve had every vaccine going (except flu, never needed it and it’s only about 40% effective so never thought it worth while). My children and grandchildren are vaccinated too. They haven’t had the same amount as me because they didn’t spend their entire career working with dangerously contaminated samples.

Yes, my kids had MMR vaccine. I went through both measles and mumps as a child and I can still remember them, even now. I don’t remember if I had rubella but I can still remember the smell of the calamine lotion I was painted with when I had chicken pox. I was fortunate enough to not get polio (I had the vaccine) but even in the 1960s, there were two kids at my school who had had it. One had the steel rods strapped to one leg, the other had both legs in a cast, separated by a pole to try to get them to grow evenly. At university, one of our lecturers had the massive-soled boot on one leg due to the damage caused by polio in his youth.

So yes, I got my children vaccinated against those things. Of course I did. I had either experienced the effects of the disease myself or knew someone who had. And if there is a vaccine available to stop them going through it too, of course I’d get it for them.

I don’t know if I had smallpox vaccine or not. It wasn’t compulsory in 1960, the ‘mandatory’ part had been challenged and discarded almost a hundred years earlier but I might have been caught in the tail end before it was finally eradicated. That’s okay. Smallpox had a high kill rate so I don’t mind if I was vaccinated, I was far too young to give a damn anyway.

I had to get a few extra vaccines to visit China in 1991. Maybe they aren’t required for a holiday but I was there for work – visiting farms, mainly pig farms – so the vaccines were a good idea. Nobody in China ever asked to see proof I’d had the rabies or any other vaccine. I suspect the Chinese attitude was ‘well, we warned you, if you didn’t listen, tough luck if you get it’. Which is an attitude I can agree with.

Flu vaccine has such a poor effectiveness that I’ve never bothered with it. I had my first official invitation this year and ignored it. I had flu once, thirty years ago, and yes it’s unpleasant but if the vaccine is only going to offer 40% protection… not good enough.

I am not touching this experimental mRNA or DNA stuff. I know well what happened in all previous attempts to make a coronavirus vaccine. Traditional or mRNA. I know what happened in the Phillipines when they injected masses of people with a vaccine for Dengue fever. Coronaviruses are a special case. Every vaccine ever attempted has only made subsequent infection far, far worse. From what I have learned so far, this one is going to be no different. If you’ve had the vaccine you need to be very, very careful not to catch this disease next winter.

Now I’m not judging anyone who has been vaccinated. The fear machine is still in overdrive and if you haven’t spent your entire career working on, and with, nasty infectious diseases there is no reason you’d know any of the things I know. You are all experts in your own careers, things I know nothing about and you haven’t had the time to study all the things I spent my life being paid to study. The push has been relentless and it’s still going on. There are now claims that it might take five vaccinations before it works – it won’t stop there.

That’s because it’s not about a virus and not even about a vaccine, even though many people are making enormous amounts of money out of it. It’s now about getting that vax passport in place, the first step to a Chinese style social credit system. The vaccinations will never end, your passport will expire if you miss one and it won’t be just the one vaccine. They are now working on mRNA vaccines for other diseases, you’ll have to buy those too. Oh it’s like the drug pushers, the first doses are free until you’re caught in the web.

They even claim to have a vaccine for cancer. This is ridiculous. There are many, many different causes of cancer, some of them still unknown, and one vaccine cannot possibly make you immune to them all. But then, that’s the idea – you’ll need to cover ‘variants’. I believe there is a vaccine against a virus-induced cervical cancer but not being in possession of a cervix myself, I can’t really comment. Still, a vaccine against asbestos-induced cancer, for example, seems pretty damn far fetched. You can’t develop immunity to a mineral.

It’s not funny though. I have seen people who want to pin down all the unvaxxed and forcibly inject them. Others who want to line up ‘anti-vaxxers’ in front of a trench and shoot them, Stalin-style. Piers Morgan, the TV loon, wants to deny all medical treatment to those who won’t take part in this experiment. The crazed are being whipped up again and if you think that sort of thing is all in the past, look up the dates around Pol Pot or even the Chinese communist regime. These are not long-past events. Can it happen again?

It is happening again.

Can it be stopped?

Well I’m not sure. I have a feeling we might have to take the Underdog route of losing to win, because we will not get most people to realise or understand what is happening until it happens. Meanwhile they will blame the unvaxxed when the vaccines in them start killing them through antibody dependent enhancement and cytokine storms. For many it will take a long time before they realise the non-sick unvaxxed are not the source of their sickness. There might not be many of them left by then.

Next winter is going to be hard. We are going to, once again, be regaled by front page news filled with photos of overstretched hospitals which we’ve seen every winter for well over a decade. Except last year, when we were regaled with dance videos in empty wards… during a ‘pandemic’.

It will all be blamed on a ‘variant’ caused by the ‘unvaxxed’ when it will be the vaccines causing it all. I’ll have to stay out of sight for a year or two until, maybe, I end up as the Omega Man. I hope I won’t be the only one.

So let them call me ‘anti-vaxxer’. It makes a change from ‘racist’.

Although it is equally meaningless.

Reading ambitions

Hi everyone, CstM here.
I hope you’re all doing well and haven’t melted away in the heat. We had almost two weeks of really great weather. Of course summer arrived before and after Leggy’s mother had gone back home. That’s how life works I guess. We did have a really lovely time with the Welsh mothership. It was sad to see her go home, but it was also nice to have the house for ourselves again.

Now I almost had to come back here and admit that I once again didn’t actually read the book of the month. I spent way too much time munching ice cream, playing Zelda breath of the wild and dazing in the sun. It was far too hot for cross stitching, so there hasn’t been any progress on that front. But after procrastinating, I finally read the book on the last day of the month. Now I had read it before, years ago, but I’d forgotten how great a book it is.
The characters are well written and I was finding myself getting invested in their development. The characters have their flaws and Carl Mørck, the main character, is battling with PTSD following a job that crippled one of his coworkers and killed another, plus going through a divorce. But it is all really well written. He feels like a real person and you can’t help but root for the cranky sod.
Although hands down my favourite character is his side-kick Assad. Where you know the back story for Carl Mørck, not much has been revealed yet about Assad. He has a wife and daughters, has strange not so legal contacts, can drive a tank and much else isn’t known about him. For me it makes it me much more invested in reading the other books in the series, because I want to know more.
Now this is the first book in so far an 8 book series, so I was thinking of being ambitious in my reading plans and keeping reading one of the Department Q books parallel with the Gloom Dog Book Club book. So there’ll technically be two books a month for the next 7 months. Hopefully you’ll keep following me deeper into the Department Q universe.

Now that brings us to the new book of the month. This month we’ll circle back to political satire/comedy and read “Look who’s back” by Timur Vermes.
I haven’t read this one before and I must admit I don’t know too much about it. It’s about Hitler coming back to life in the present time and how he reacts to life in modern society. It claims to be funny, so we’ll have to see if it can keep that promise.
We’ll also be reading book two in the Department Q series, so Disgrace (UK title) or The Absent One (US title) by Jussi Adler-Olsen. The Danish title is Fasandræberne (The pheasant killers). Side note, am I the only idiot who keeps getting pheasant and peasant mixed up? I’m still surprised NSA or MI5 didn’t show up asking questions, after I accidentally Googled “Can you keep peasants as pets”. Not my greatest moment.

I almost forgot, it is a bit of a special month. Gloom Dog is turning 13 on the 12th, so she’s looking forward to her celebrations. We’re still figuring out what to get her. She got a new bed for Christmas, so we may get her something nice to eat. A cheap cut of steak or some chicken maybe. If the weather holds up she may insist on us taking her to one of the castle parks nearby.

I hope you’ll join me on the reading adventure this month and have an amazing day.

The insanity continues

Well, we’re off to visit Son and Grandchildren later today so I should try to sleep a bit I suppose.

Still, the insanity arrives so fast I can’t keep up. We are now told you can catch covid from a tree or a fart. I will not be surprised when they come out with infectious tree farts because they have dumbed down the population to where they will believe it. Watch out for arboreal toots, dim people! Maybe I can fit a small speaker into a tree…

I should have known. I am, after all, the one who once convinced an American visitor that they didn’t have roundabouts because the Romans didn’t get that far (to be fair, he had been drinking with me first), convinced several antismokers that the lumps they feel in their neck (salivary glands) are the onset of cancer from merely talking to me, and that all grey dust is deadly tobacco ash from 400 years of smoking. ASH already told them it never degrades so that was easy. So I already knew how dim they were.

Someone on Twitter once asked if I knew what I was talking about in relation to microbiology. I offered a lecture that I have not yet delivered (I am working fast on a book for an author who is seriously ill) but I will.

Plant cells, animal cells, bacterial cells (3 types) and viruses, the latter don’t even count as cells, are all very different. If you have a virus that only infects some animal cells it won’t stand a chance against a plant cell so the idea that tree pollen is infected with Covid is absolutely derisory. Likewise bacteria – there are viruses that infect them but they are called bacteriophages and they are designed to punch through the hard outer coat of the cell. Then there are the plasmids… but that lecture comes later.

The specific nonsense I want to write about concerns vaccines. Including the current experimental potions misnamed as vaccines.

Okay. I have never had tuberculosis. I had the vaccine. So my immune system will recognise the Mycobacterium that causes it and slap it down if it ever appears. If I had had tuberculosis I would not need the vaccine. My immune system would have already seen it and would be prepared for it if it ever came back. As with measles and mumps, I went through the actual diseases so don’t need vaccines.

So… if you test positive for Covid, your immune system has seen it and is ready. You don’t need a vaccine. This is true whether you get it mild or hard.

It does not matter whether you had to suffer through a bad bout, had a bit of a cold or didn’t even notice. If you test positive, your immune system has seen it and dealt with it. You are immune. A positive test proves that.

Or it would, if the tests weren’t a load of bollocks from the beginning.

The PCR cycles exponentially increase anything they find. 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32… try it 45 times. If you run it at 45 cycles you are detecting one (1) yes ONE strand of genetic material. One. This is utterly irrelevant. If you are infected it will be detectable at 20 cycles or less because there’d be loads in there to start with. Finding one just suggests you breathed in a dead virus a while ago and it stuck in the mucus up your nose.

Even the CDC have now admitted the PCR test is bunk. I remember when they tried to sell us that for food testing. We always declined because if we were testing for, say, Salmonella, we had to know if it was alive. You can find dead Salmonella on a chicken you’ve roasted until the skin shatters. It means nothing. Only live ones matter. We did not want to put out a product recall on something that was safe, just as we didn’t want to declare something safe when it wasn’t. Massive loss of trust, business, income and some very nasty lawsuits would follow either of those.

The food testing was a sideline for our lab but a very profitable one that funded a lot of other work. Yeah, trying not to get too distracted here…

So, where was I?

Oh yes. Do these alleged vaccines work? Well 80% vaccinated in the population, 80% of those in hospital with covid are double vaxxed… these proportions suggest it does nothing. The only thing it does is increase adverse events.

In Australia, one state has 141 people in hospital with covid across all age ranges. 140 are double vaccinated and the other one had one dose. These results suggest the vaccine actually makes it worse.

I don’t believe they have covid. I am sure they are all adverse reactions to the spike protein their own cells are now making. Naturally I don’t have access to information to prove or disprove that. I doubt anyone does, or if they do, they risk the ‘walk in the woods’ if they say anything.

People wonder why all the Western leaders are doing as they are told. There were four African presidents and one in Haiti who said ‘this is a silly game, we’re not playing’ and they are all dead now. Is it really any wonder the rest play along?

So. Vaccination. When I had the TB vaccine there was a test, called BCG, that they spiked into my skin. If it came up positive I had already been exposed to TB and wouldn’t have needed the vaccine.

A positive test for covid should do the same – your immune system has seen it, you don’t need a vaccine. Why has immunology gone very quiet on this?

And why are they now touting the vaccine as a ‘cure for Long Covid’. There is absolutely no point in vaccinating against any disease you’ve already had. Especially not agianst one you currently have. It makes no sense in any branch of biology or medicine. Vaccines stop you catching it, they have never been able to cure it once you have it. Never.

Still they believe. They will believe anything.

Including the belief that all unvaccinated are infected by default.

Maybe depopulation is the way to go after all. These fucking idiots have no future anyway.

Freedom is Slavery

We haven’t yet had ‘War is Peace’ but it is clear than many already believe ‘Ignorance is Strength’.

So, yesterday was ‘Freedom Day’ but it really wasn’t was it? Kim Jong Boris has declared that the Covid passports he repeatedly stated would never happen are now about to happen. Initially to get into nightclubs and other undefined ‘crowded places’ but we all know he intends to make them universal.

Some say this is his ‘poll tax’ moment. I think it might well go a lot further than that. He has stoked the flames of rage in this country for a year and a half and he has now thrown a bucket of petrol on the smouldering fire. I will not be at all surprised to see a barrel of tar and a bag of feathers in his future – or worse – and I have to admit I will do nothing at all to stop that happening. Might even chip in for the materials.

His latest measure is just more coercion to get young people to take the experimental potion masquerading as a vaccine. There is now ample data to show that the potion does nothing at all to protect against any virus, and the side effects far outweigh any benefits that might be spun out of the numbers, especially in the young. This thing should be dead in the water but governments all over the West are still pushing it as if it’s some magical cure.

It cures nothing. I have taken pretty much every vaccine going, because before I retired I dealt with heavily contaminated samples. Oh sure, I knew which pathogen I was looking for but I had no way of knowing what else might be in there. Norovirus, hepatitis, anything could have been in those samples from sick animals and people.

Those vaccines I took protected me from catching any of those random beasties that might have been in the samples. Not always perfectly, I’m sure, but I didn’t catch any and that’s good enough for me. I don’t regret a single vaccine and never experienced a bad reaction to any of them. Maybe I was just lucky but I never once had to go to a doctor with strange symptoms and never once heard ‘oh but that shows it’s working’. No, if you get sick from a vaccine that really doesn’t show it’s working. It only shows the vaccine made you sick.

I’ve never had a flu vaccine. No need, flu isn’t a big deal for me. I had flu once, thirty years ago and it wasn’t fun but it didn’t kill me. If I had an existing respiratory illness or was very old I might consider it, but not now. I’m retired so I don’t handle the horrible samples any more. Seems they now plan to stick flu vaccines into everyone, including children. You think you won’t need to show proof of flu vaccination in the future, don’t you? You never have before – but you didn’t have vaccine passports before. You’ll soon be horrified at how many pages that passport will contain.

Too late then. It’s in place. If you let it happen, you will need to prove a whole range of vaccinations just to buy a loaf of bread. Keep them up to date with boosters you don’t need or you’re a pariah.

I know, there are still those thinking ‘tinfoil hat’ just as they did when those like me warned of vaccine passports last year. Some will never see it, even as each stage unfolds. Ignorance is strength.

I have never heard anyone say they took the experimental jab to protect themselves from covid. It’s always ‘so I can go on holiday’ or ‘so I can go to this or that place’ when absolutely the only reason to ever get any vaccine is to protect YOURSELF. I am vaccinated against tuberculosis. That protects me. It does absolutely nothing to stop you getting it. Vaccines only protect the person they are injected into. If I was the only one vaccinated against TB I could just stand around watching the rest of you cough your lungs out. My vaccination does not protect you.

The Melted Face Man, the one running Pimlico Plumbers, I forget his name, has stated that he will not employ anyone who has not been vaccinated. So you’ll get a job if you are vaccinated? Well it depends…

This will soon apply to drivers and anyone who works in any risky situation where you passing out on the job could spell disaster. It won’t apply to MPs because if they all passed out it would actually lead to an improvement in all our lives. Soon you will find that the ‘vaccinated’ are the ones nobody will insure so they’ll be the ones who can’t get most jobs. Also, a few passing out while driving their cars will massively ramp up the insurance costs to drive. Remember, the New World Order doesn’t want you to have a car so this is a feature, not a bug.

It is an experimental procedure. You are told it is safe but that has not been determined. Safety trials are happening now – you’re it – and by any measure it’s already failed. Insurance companies assess risk, they do not want to pay out so if the risk is too high they will not cover it. They will not cover side effects of these ‘vaccines’, which is something you really should be listening to.

The ‘vaccinated’ can still catch and spread the virus and if you’re wondering how dangerous that could be, look up Marek’s disease. The ‘vaccinated’ are not wanted on high altitude long haul flights because they have an elevated risk of blood clots. The ‘vaccinated’ cannot get health insurance to cover any side effects. The ‘vaccinated’ are not able to get insurance for any high risk jobs. These vaccine passports mean nothing, they tell me only that I should stay well away from anyone who has one. Which is fine, since the propaganda already tells these lab rats to stay away from me.

As for places requiring them, somebody streaming covid from their nose can enter because they have the passport, so why would I even want to go there? They will become hotbeds of infection and that will be blamed on the unvaccinated who weren’t allowed to enter.

Hey, I’m a microbiologist. An entire career in nasty infectious diseases. If you want to blame me for spreading a deadly disease, I’m perfectly capable of making it happen. It won’t be covid, of course, but since the NHS isn’t looking for anything else I think it could prove very effective indeed. Before they ship me off to the covid camps, I should get an insurance bundle together. Something I’m already vaccinated against, naturally.

If you want the vaccine, take it. It should be a matter of personal choice. I have no issue with anyone who wants to be part of the experiment, you go ahead and take the risk if you want to. Whether you bother to assess the risk first is entirely up to you. I have, and decided to pass. You make your own choices.

What I have issue with is forced vaccination, which Boris has not ruled out. This is the man who absolutely ruled out vaccine passports, remember? Well he’s not ruling out forced vaccinations. Give that a little brain time and see what you come up with.

Consider the future. They don’t want personal transport. So they will ramp up fuel prices and taxes (already happening) and the third point of that triangle is insurance. Insurance companies will not cover any side effects of vaccination so even if you can afford the fuel and the taxes, you might not be able to get insurance at all if you are vaccinated. You better get used to walking everywhere.

Oh and if you want to be a delivery driver, forget it. No company will risk you passing out at the wheel and leaving them liable for the latest motorway pileup. Because their insurance won’t touch it.

So, aside from the heart attacks and blood clots and strokes and neurological issues, even if you get past all of that, you are doomed to a desk job and a life of sedentary misery after taking that vaccine. You dare not risk getting your blood pressure up for any reason.

But, as I said, the choice is yours. Maybe all you want is a desk job and a life of comfortable compliant conformity and if that is what you want, well good luck to you. Work, home, TV, bed, work… a lot of people seem to be happy with that. Or at least content.

I have bigger plans.

A smile interlude

The competition has been won. Ianronj got it right, it was an ancient Goons song, I think it’s the oldest vinyl in my collection (even older than me, you’re lucky it’s not in Latin) and here it is with the B side too. I had it in my head it was the B side of the ‘Ying Tong Song‘ but no, it’s even older than that one. I’ll have to rummage in the records to find what’s on the B side of that.

The video is not of my copy, my record player is a Garrard, but it’s the record I have always played when I need a bit of cheering up. That and the Marty Feldman album, maybe a bit of Bonzo Dog Band. Could do with a bottle of that Goon stuff around the place now, it probably cures Covid too.

Anyway, Ianronj, you have mail. If you don’t see it check your spambox.

The two tier society

Update on grandson first – he’s making great progress. Might not recover entirely but there is still a chance, and he still has his wicked smile and my genes for bloody-minded persistence. He’ll be fine. My mother has been visiting for the last ten days so I’ve been driving a lot – which is only fair. She hadn’t seen her grandchildren or great grandchildren for almost two years, and hadn’t met grandson at all before this visit. Bonus – I got to see them a lot more too. I have been concerned that my granddaughter might forget who I am, but it seems she remembers me well. Mostly because, like me, she really isn’t a close contact people person. We are both natural social distancers.

Anyway. There is much talk about the ‘two tier society’ that will give much more freedom to nonsmokers than to smokers. Oh wait, that already happened well over a decade ago. No, this one is about the ‘vaccinated’ having more rights than the unvaccinated.

I don’t care about your society. I like a smoke. You threw me out of society a long time ago. Tier yourself all you want, get that Indian caste system going, I’m already at the bottom anyway so how you stratify the rest of it makes no difference to me. Carry on, tier yourself apart.

‘First they came for the smokers, and nobody spoke out for me, so the hell with the rest of you’ – no longer applies. This new crap will affect my children and grandchildren and, if they could only see it, the children and grandchildren of all those who enforce this global communism. You risk being erased from family history like the descendants of Hitler’s family, you know. Maybe you don’t care, maybe you want to be consigned to oblivion and forgotten by your families. It’s your choice.

Boris the Spider has declared ‘freedom day’ to be nothing of the kind. It’s vaccine passport day. If you expected anything different, take another look at that half full glass, and reconsider the space above the liquid.

Yesterday, our malevolent overlords declared that mandatory vaccination is now a thing. You cannot work in a care home unless you accept the experimental jab. Oh there is much outrage on behalf of care home workers which is what the behaviour manipulators wanted. Why? Well there’s another aspect in there that has garnered little attention so far.

You cannot enter a care home unless you have taken the jab.

So, if you want to visit Grandad in his twilight days, you have to become part of the experiment. I didn’t expect this to break through to reality so soon and now I’m not sure I should write more of it. But I think I really have to.

Once that vaccine passport is in place, it will not end with certification that you took an experimental jab against a flu-like virus. There will be boosters, those are already planned for September. The flu jab will be added first, then tuberculosis and measles (which do not need boosters) and every version of hepatitis (I’ve had them all and they don’t need boosters) and plague and Ebola and malaria (not actually available to catch in the UK but you’ll have to get the vaccines anyway) and scrofula and lurgy and falling ears, irritation of the nurglers and the onset of the nadgers. Soft shoulder, pink toenail and acute amargin on the legs.

Once it’s in place you will have to have vaccines against things from the 12th century and things that never existed. Refuse, research, repudiate and your pass is invalid. You can’t get a nickel for your grandma – but then you can’t get in to see her anyway.

This vaccine passport is total control. Absolute total control. You cannot so much as buy a loaf of bread unless your scrofula booster is up to date. And you are never told when they go out of date, you just get taken into a little room, injected with something and charged for it.

I know, it sounds insane, so very Icke, but look back a year. When government monsters were emphatic that there would be no forced vaccination and no vaccine passports, ever. And then look back at today. What do you think it will be like next year?

Even if you have taken the vaccine and you’re fine, no side effects, you have to resist the vaccine passport. That is the killer move, the first step to a Borg world where you have no individuality. Where you exist only to service the collective. It’s not a joke and not an exaggeration. This is exactly where it’s heading.

But it’s up to you. Nobody is coming to save you. The superheroes don’t really exist, no matter how convincing the CGI films can be. If you won’t do it, it won’t happen.

So what’s it gonna be, droogies?

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I have one Leg Iron Books mug still here. If you can spot the song and artists (hint -1959 and B side) it’s yours. Well, every doom laden post needs a bit of cheer.

Gloom for the book club

Hi everyone, CstM here. I hope you’re all doing well.
We’re having the Welsh Mothership visiting, so life has been a bit hectic. Especially after almost two years of no sleep over visitors. You do get a bit complacent in your solitude, don’t you?

So last month we were reading The Catcher in the Rye. Honestly, I absolutely hated it. I could just not get on with it and gave up after 4 chapters, which may be a bit unfair towards the book.
Maybe it was just not the right time to read it, or maybe it’s my aversion of first person character books, but yeah I’m happy to see that book gone.
I am a strange one about first person character perspective in books. In school we read this Steen Steensen Blicher story, Late awakening (Sildig opvaagen). It’s told in the first person perspective, about this guy who is in love with a woman, but the plot twist is that for most of the story we only see his version of events, and it turns out he has a very twisted perspective of reality. After that I’ve never trusted a character narrating in first person.
I tried reading Moby Dick, but I read the fist line of “Call me Ishmael” and I was just wondering why I’d spend some 400 pages with a guy who isn’t even upfront about his name. Like can I really trust anything you try to tell me about some whale?

This month I’m going for a Danish book. Now it’s a bit cheeky, since I’ve already read this one before, but it’ll be a nice reread.
We’ll be reading Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Mercy. The first book in the Department Q series. Now I’ve seen it elsewhere as Keeper of lost causes, but there may be a British title and an American title. Just a heads up. The Danish title is Kvinden i buret which means The Woman in the Cage.
Now this is one of my favourite genre of books. I love a good detective novel and tv show.
I hope you’ll have time to join in on the reading.