US Senate, lab origin most likely…


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Date: November 03, 2022

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“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

https://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/report_an_analysis_of_the_origins_of_covid-19_102722.pdf

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

Influenza

Infected poultry and birds always found

H7N9 (2019) multiple independent introductions across multiple locations

Geographically disparate, independent spill overs of H7N9

Avian Influenza

had circulated in bird populations,

time and several provinces in China before the first known human infections

SARS epidemic

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.
The lack of transparency and collaboration from government and public health officials in the People’s Republic of China with respect to the origins of SARS-CoV-2 prevents reaching a more definitive conclusion.

I hope this report will guide the World Health Organization and other international institutions

Introduction

Challenging

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″

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EXCLUSIVE: Biden ‘Ministry Of Truth’ Continues IN SECRET…

Date: November 03, 2022

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“Krystal and Saagar interview The Intercept journalist Ken Klippenstein about his exclusive scoop documenting secret efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to control information flows online”

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Plot Generator: Two Malicious Uncles Rampaging to the Beat…

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Date: November 02, 2022

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Two Malicious Uncles Rampaging to the Beat
A Short Story
by The Cookie

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.

THE END

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Shams al-Ma’arif – The Most Dangerous Book in the World?…


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Date: November 02, 2022

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“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).
WARNING: I am quoting and showing images from the book in this episode. Those concerned about its dangers might want to avoid watching it.

Sources/Recomended Reading:

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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25 Countries With The Highest Rate of Atheism…


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Date: November 02, 2022

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“Are you a religious person? Do you believe In God, good car insurance, or some other higher power?

In today’s video, we look at the countries with the highest rate of residents that don’t believe In God or some other higher power.

This video Is not promoting any religious views. It Is just some Interesting numbers.”

I don’t mean to nit pick…but I never much liked people summing up atheism as “people who don’t believe in god”…

…Atheism is a stance of rejection towards theism…While lacking belief in gods may naturally flow from this foundation, I find it an important distinction that atheism is not rooted in the idea that “I don’t believe in gods”.

No…theism and it’s various religions are complex social structures, intimately interwoven with the fabric of a larger culture…Theism is powerful and often oppressive…plus it has many, many integrity deficits…making it a common home for cruel scoundrels, who want the public veneer of pious stature.

…Claims of gods are merely one thing theism attempts to force upon the rest of us…and there is so, so much more to stand up in opposition to.

Good grief…When taking inventory…as an atheist myself…I honestly think questions of the existence of gods, are probably the least pressing issue, where it comes to social and personal problems caused by theism.

I mean…you’re not entitled to my belief, just because you assert “there exists a god”…I give no free passes on that…

…But ultimately…”there exists gods”…”gods don’t exist”…Who cares?…Why care?…The existence of such beings is nowhere credibly to be seen…

…Withholding belief is always justified, where no credible, convincing evidence can be found.

But, again…atheism is not based on this singular question…It’s a rejection of theism.

Being an atheist does not bar us from accepting, that abnormal, unexplained…even theoretically “supernatural” experiences do happen.

As an atheist [formerly raised baptist]…I’ve had many experiences I cannot easily explain…Based on my personal life experiences, I’m not entirely convinced that ESP is pure bunk, for example…

I don’t reject spirituality…nor entirely “the spirit world”…Or, to put it another way…I’ve had enough strange experiences, to where I withhold my rejection of it.

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Lucasfilm RUINED Star Wars and Now They’re SCARED?!…


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Date: November 02, 2022

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“According to reports, Lucasfilm execs are sweating the future of Star Wars under Disney. They know the brand is in trouble, even if they won’t admit it publicly, but they don’t know what to do to course correct. Not attacking OG Star Wars fans is a great start, just saying…”

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Twitter WON’T Change Much! Elon Musk Walks Back ‘Free Speech’ Stance?!…


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Date: November 02, 2022

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“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss? Elon Musk is rankling conservatives by announcing that he’s putting together a committee to review what constitutes ‘free speech’ and ‘hate speech’ on the platform, and that some of the people involved in the decision making include the ADL and NAACP. Between this and pressure from advertisers, Twitter might not be QUITE as free as some people were hoping for. But can it at least be BETTER than what it’s been lately?”

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