Date: November 03, 2022
“Krystal and Saagar give their thoughts on Elon Musk’s plan for Twitter users to pay a monthly fee for the blue check verification symbol”
Date: November 03, 2022
“Mario Murillo is a right wing televangelist who cannot stop talking about the LGBT community. Right now he’s focusing on trans people and recycling the old anti-gay arguments that have been debunked over and over.”
|– Atheist Media Links|
Date: November 03, 2022
“Senate report on COVID coronavirus origins
the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 that resulted in the COVID-19 pandemic was most likely the result of a research-related incident
Dec. 20, 2019 to Jan. 18, 2020
Searches for flu-like symptoms
Cases probably started mid October, 2019
Analysis of Natural Zoonotic Origins Hypothesis
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
Lack of intermediate bats to humans
Virus likely needed to circulate in an intermediate host
An animal virus must evolve to gain human infecting potential
Closest virus is in horseshoe bats residing in Southern China or Southeast Asia
Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak Differs from Previous Natural Zoonotic Spill overs
Lack of dead ends spill over events, no epidemiological train in animals or humans
Infected poultry and birds always found
H7N9 (2019) multiple independent introductions across multiple locations
Geographically disparate, independent spill overs of H7N9
had circulated in bird populations,
time and several provinces in China before the first known human infections
At least five independent spill overs of the SARS virus into humans
Live animal markets followed by human to human
E.g. Guangdong Province, November 2002 to January 2003
SARS, later on in 2003 – 2004
Additional independent subsequent spill over infections in humans
Civets identified within 6 months
Early SARS viral samples from humans contained genetic mutations that reflected prior circulation and adaptation in palm civets
In total contrast
Chinese government, asserted that the COVID-19 originated from a natural zoonotic transmission occurring at the Huanan market
Geo-temporal spread of COVID-19 in China, December 31, 2019 to February 11, 2020
Earliest identified SARS-CoV-2 well-adapted for human-to-human transmission
Early SARS-CoV-2 variants had little genetic diversity, 2 nucleotides out of 29,900
(Adenine, Cytosine, Guanine, Uracil)
No evidence of previous intermediate host circulation
Genetic similarity between the environmental samples and human viral samples,
supports the likelihood that the virus found at the Huanan Seafood Market was shed by humans
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee,
to address pandemic preparedness and response programs
Interim report, to examine the two prevailing theories of origin
Last fifteen months
Reviewed several hundred scientific studies,
interviewed several dozen subject matter experts,
analyzed previous reports and studies.
I hope this report will guide the World Health Organization and other international institutions
Since January 3, 2020,
People’s Republic of China (PRC) have prohibited sharing or publishing any information on SARS-CoV-2 without state review and approval.
Establishing timeline, is difficult
Mid October, 2019″
Date: November 02, 2022
Two Malicious Uncles Rampaging to the Beat
Naomi Hemingway looked at the giant blade in her hands and felt calm.
She walked over to the window and reflected on her Stinky surroundings. She had always hated wild Falmouth with its kindhearted, knotty kettles. It was a place that encouraged her tendency to feel calm.
Then she saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the figure of James Thunder. James was a tactless writer with squat lips and brown fingernails.
Naomi gulped. She glanced at her own reflection. She was a malicious, thoughtful, port drinker with wobbly lips and squat fingernails. Her friends saw her as a bulbous, brawny bear. Once, she had even helped a yarbelicious old lady cross the road.
But not even a malicious person who had once helped a yarbelicious old lady cross the road, was prepared for what James had in store today.
The drizzle rained like rampaging ostriches, making Naomi angry.
As Naomi stepped outside and James came closer, she could see the terrible glint in his eye.
“I am here because I want love,” James bellowed, in a ruthless tone. He slammed his fist against Naomi’s chest, with the force of 7718 goldfish. “I frigging hate you, Naomi Hemingway.”
Naomi looked back, even more angry and still fingering the giant blade. “James, d’oh,” she replied.
They looked at each other with sneezy feelings, like two odd, open owls jumping at a very cute dinner party, which had R & B music playing in the background and two malicious uncles rampaging to the beat.
Suddenly, James lunged forward and tried to punch Naomi in the face. Quickly, Naomi grabbed the giant blade and brought it down on James’s skull.
James’s squat lips trembled and his brown fingernails wobbled. He looked stable, his body raw like a moaning, magnificent map.
Then he let out an agonising groan and collapsed onto the ground. Moments later James Thunder was dead.
Naomi Hemingway went back inside and made herself a nice glass of port.
Date: November 02, 2022
“In this episode, we explore the most (in)famous book of occult sciences in the history of the Islamicate World: the Shams al-Ma’arif (Sun of Knowledge).
Al-Buni, Ahmad ibn ‘Ali. “The Sun of Knowledge (Shams al-Ma’arif): An Arabic Grimoire in Selected Translation”. Translated by Amina Inloes & Illustrated by J.M. Hamade. Revelore Press, 2021.
Coulon, Jean-Charles (2022). “Amulets and Talismans in the Earliest Works of the Corpus Bunianum”. In “Amulets and Talismans of the Middle East and North Africa in Context” (Edited by Marcela A. Garcia & Petra M. Sijpesteijn). Brill.
Gardiner, Noah (2012). “Forbidden Knowledge? Notes on the production, transmission, and reception of the major works of Ahmad al-Buni”. Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 12 (2012). University of Michigan.
Gardiner, Noah (2014). “Esotericism in a manuscript culture: Aḥmad al-Būnī and his readers through the Mamlūk period”. Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan.
Gardiner, Noah (2017). “Esotericist Reading Communities and the Early Circulation of the Sufi Occultist Aḥmad al-Būnī’s Works”. Arabica 64 (2017) 405-441. Brill.
Gardiner, Noah (2017). “Stars and Saints: The Esotericist Astrology of the Sufi Occultist Ahmad al-Buni”. Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft (Spring 2017). University of Pennsylvania Press.
Melvin-Koushki, Matthew & Noah Gardner (2017). “Islamicate Occultism: New Perspectives”. Brill.
Saif, Liana (2015). “The Arabic Influences on Early Modern Occult Philosophy”. Palgrave Macmillan.
Saif, Liana; Francesca Leoni; Matthew Melvin-Koushki & Farouk Yahya (2021). “Islamicate Occult Sciences in Theory and Practice”. Brill.
Saif, Liana (2022). “Narratives of Danger: The Sun of Knowledge in Arabic Occulture”. Article: https://www.leidenislamblog.nl/articles/narratives-of-danger-the-sun-of-knowledge-in-arabic-occulture
Savage-Smith, Emily (ed.) (2004). “Magic & Divination in Early Islam”. Ashgate Publishing.
Van Bladel, Kevin (2009). “The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science”. Oxford University Press.
Varisco, Daniel Martin (2017). “Illuminating the Lunar Mansions (manazil al-qamar) in Sams al-Ma’arif”. Arabica 64 (2017), 487-530. Qatar University.
“The Openings Revealed in Makka”, al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya by Ibn ‘Arabi. Translated by Eric Shu’ayb Winkel. Vol. 1. Pir Press.
“Shams al-Ma’arif al-Kubra”. Arabic Printed Edition by Dar al-Mizan.”
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