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☕️ NEW UTOPIA ☙ Friday, August 11, 2023 ☙ C&C NEWS 🦠
Hunga Tonga finally breaks corporate media; more profitable 'safe and effective' drugs not so safe; young adult death rates; CDC's sexy new vaccine promo; Missouri v Biden news; Disney woes; and more.
Good morning, C&C family, it’s finally Friday! Your roundup includes: corporate media grudgingly admits a volcano erupted and it might, maybe, have something incidental to do with warming; more evidence supporting the better warming hypothesis; study finds link between long-prescribed safe and effective drugs and increased Alzheimer’s risk; young adult excess natural death rates skyrocketing and science is baffled; CDC sends out sexy gay vaccine message; oral arguments in Missouri v Biden expose grotesque government overreach; Disney roundup shows the company has learned nothing and its financials show that; Pentagon shoves a few more weapons at Ukraine; New College abolishes gender studies and some people who aren’t students there don’t like it; and a fun new song with an encouraging music video to fill your thoughts with good things today.
🗞💬 WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY 💬🗞
🌋 And there it was! In black and white, not a mirage. It must be that the global is actually warming so fast now, corporate media had to shatter its news embargo, now forced against its will to gently break the latest limited hangout to all the folks who depend on corporate media to know what to think. The truth, long dormant, erupted on the Associated Press yesterday in an article headlined, “Scientists look beyond climate change and El Niño for other factors that heat up Earth.”
Wait. There are other factors that heat up Earth? This is mind-blowing. Who knew?
Now don’t get me wrong. They’re not giving up on manmade warming, not at all. AP referred to the baffling, unidentified third cause as “an accomplice,” and reiterated several times that the “consensus” of lab-coated grant-chasers all agree that oil and natural gas are the “main” culprits. A hundred precent. And the international news agency even allowed that El Niño probably accounts for some part of the world’s increasing temperatures this summer.
But that’s when things got interesting:
But some researchers say another factor must be present. “What we are seeing is more than just El Nino on top of climate change,” Copernicus Director Carlo Buontempo said.
European climate agency Copernicus reported that July was one-third of a degree Celsius (six-tenths of a degree Fahrenheit) hotter than the old record. That’s a bump in heat in one month that is so recent and so big, especially in the oceans and even more so in the North Atlantic, that scientists are split on whether something else could be at work.
My gosh! I was biting my fingernails down into stumps. They were SO close to getting it. And in fact, right at that point in the story, before they even got to actually naming the volcano, they included a dramatic picture of it, a hint or preview if you will, of things bubbling just below the story’s surface.
But first, the AP emitted a smokescreen of other theories including that, wait for it, a new international law reducing the amount of smokey emissions allowed from cargo ships was the mysterious third factor. The theory is so dumb it’s almost impossible to understand, but try to follow along. The theory goes that, before the new ‘no-smoking cargo ships’ law, smoldering container ships were emitting so much smoke that, in aggregate, all of that air pollution was cooling down the planet due to sulfurous smoke making clouds “brighter and more reflective,” and I am not making that up.
The AP speculated that when the new law passed, and all the cargo ships suddenly in unison flipped off their air pollution emitters, the Earth started heating back up. They have no data to prove this. They can’t show the Earth started cooling off back when container ships started sailing, so how can they prove non-smoking ships heat it up? But ..who needs data! Dummies, you don’t need data when you have models.
Florida State University climate scientist Michael Diamond told the AP that shipping is "probably the prime suspect.” Probably is doing a lot of work in that sentence.
But then, the AP finally vented the theory that actually does make the most sense and has the most data supporting it, such as recently-increased water vapor measurements worldwide. You already know this one, because C&C covered it in my “Overheated” post. It’s Hunga Tonga. In the AP’s words:
In January 2022, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai undersea volcano in the South Pacific blew, sending more than 165 million tons of water, which is a heat-trapping greenhouse gas as vapor … The volcano also blasted 550,000 tons (500,000 metric tons) of sulfur dioxide into the upper atmosphere. That amount of water "is so absolutely crazy, absolutely ginormous,” said Holger Vomel, a stratospheric water vapor scientist.
The AP finished up quoting some cherry-picked labcoats who disagree and think Hunga Tonga’s historic, record-shattering eruption has nothing whatever to do with anything. Purely coincidental. They suggested maybe the real cause is sunspots or decreased African sandstorms or something. Don’t you worry your pretty little heads about that big, mean volcano.
But the article proves the word is getting out about the volcano, and corporate media now must do damage control. CNN’s article is a kind of limited hangout, recognizing that the eruption happened while burying the story in a pile of multisyllabic gobbledygook. But the significant thing is the heating of the oceans is inconveniently accelerating so fast that they are struggling to blame it on decreasing human carbon emissions.
To all of you loyal readers who reposted, linked, and forwarded the Overheated post — it’s working!
🌋 As regular readers are well aware, C&C’s official belief is that something is going on with the Earth, something we don’t understand, which is causing a LOT of undersea volcanic activity, injecting massive amounts of superheated magma into the world’s oceans, resulting in hotter water and more atmospheric water vapor.
Hunga Tonga is only the biggest example. I’ve previously linked stories about recent discoveries of superhot undersea vents, but the evidence is cropping up everywhere. Here’s another significant example from Business Insider, published back in January of 2021:
My, my. “Material.” Guess what the “material from deep within the Earth bursting upwards” is made out of?
The new study found that the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is a convection hotspot… The group found that magma and rock from 410 miles under the crust can push its way to the surface there. That upwelling of material is what is spreading the tectonic plates — and the continents on top — apart at a rate of 1.5 inches (4 centimeters) per year.
A magma hotspot! For people who live in Portland, magma means “molten lava.” There’s so much molten lava that it appears to be spreading apart the Atlantic Ocean.
The evidence seems pretty compelling that something is increasing volcanic activity all over the planet, and it is most obvious in the oceans, where 70% of the Earth’s surface area is located, and where you find the deepest spots closest to the Earth’s core. But because it contradicts the manmade warming narrative, the white-coated grant chasers aren’t looking into this phenomenon, even though they should be. The only sensible independent theory I’ve yet seen is the cause may be related to an imminent pole reversal.
Whatever is causing it, what we need to really watch out for is the imminent narrative shift.
💊 CNN ran a story this week about allegedly safe and effective FDA-approved drugs headlined, “Long-term use of certain reflux medications is associated with a higher risk of dementia, study suggests.”
Researchers found that commonly-prescribed, safe and effective drugs like Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid were linked to a +33% increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. CNN explained:
Dr. Gregory Day, an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, agreed that there may be a link between PPIs and the effects on amyloid in the brain.
Day, who was not involved in the study, said proton pump inhibitors can “alter enzymes in the brain” that clear buildup of a protein in the brain called amyloid, a key component in Alzheimer’s disease.
I’m just a lawyer, and I don’t qualify for any pharma grants, but it seems to me that this study describes unanticipated, serious long-term side effects from these FDA-approved drugs. Which is so weird because I’ve been assured that the FDA’s rigorous testing standards that are totally not captured by pharma absolutely one hundred percent prevent this kind of thing from slipping through.
The FDA first approved Nexium in February, 2001. So it’s been over 20 years now. I’m starting to think the best policy might be not to take any medicine approved after the year 2000 or so. Some good newer ones might slip through the cracks but on the other hand, well, you know. Better safe than sorry.
The story made me wonder, what will we find out about the mRNA injections in twenty years? At the rate we’re going it can’t possibly be good. Now, I’m just asking, don’t cancel me.
💉 The latest CDC Wonder data shows fabulously-increased excess natural-cause deaths for young persons aged 0 to 24. Ethical Skeptic released his latest graph:
This age group’s baseline is zero, because young people usually don’t die from natural causes. When they do die, it’s normally from accidents or other human causes. But now, their natural-cause deaths are trending at around 220 a week, which is even more alarming than what Ethical’s calculated +44% figure suggests.
Remember — these American kids enjoy the most expensive healthcare in the world. They’ve been injected over 70 different times with vaccines to prevent illness and keep them healthy. But starting sometime in 2021, they started dying in historic numbers, and the trend appears to be headed up at an alarming rate.
For some reason, this baffling statistic is being completely ignored by corporate media. If only we had some massively-funded health agencies whose job it was to figure out what kinds of things are killing us. Instead, the agencies we do have only seem to be interested when there are a couple deaths in Europe from a painful but non-serious lifestyle disease only affecting gay folks. In which case it’s an all-hands-on-deck national emergency.
💉 Speaking of gay lifestyle diseases and massively-funded health agencies, this week the CDC reminded everyone to get their second monkeypox shot. I bet you didn’t even know the first ones had already waned.
Behold, the United States Centers for Disease Control is now promoting vaccines using sexual innuendo:
According to the United States government, vaccines are now a hookup strategy.
🔥 Yesterday the reliable Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument on a minor appeal in the epic civil rights case of Missouri v. Biden.
As you may recall, two states (Louisiana and Missouri) plus a heroic list of individual plaintiffs sued Joe Biden and most federal agencies alleging a massive conspiracy to manipulate social media companies into depriving U.S. citizens of their Constitutionally-guaranteed free speech rights. It might be the most important lawsuit in our lifetimes.
This part of the case is a relatively small one involving a fight over discovery. But there were lots of great details from the oral arguments, which I lack time to fully list. The takeaway is that the Biden Administration has essentially retreated to telling the skeptical judges that the covid pandemic and its “emergency” justified the government’s Constitutional violations.
The government’s lawyers also witlessly argued that nobody was harmed anyway.
I know, I know. Please feel free to describe the many ways your free speech rights were harmed during the pandemic by government-induced social media censorship. Let’s see how many examples we can collect today, in case someone needs them.
One of the panel judges asked Biden's lawyer if, hypothetically, it mattered at all whether the federal government knowingly censored any true speech that disagreed with the government's narrative. The government lawyer shamelessly said, "No." He argued the government should be able to censor the information regardless whether the speech was true (‘information’) or false (‘misinformation’).
Considering all this, and considering the CDC’s revolting monkeypox hookup promotion, maybe the best thing would be if citizens could censor government officials instead of the other way around?
📉 Disney is not getting the message. Gateway Pundit ran a story yesterday headlined, “Latest Disney Production Is Cartoon About a Girl Who Inherits a Ritualistic Killing, Blood Drinking Cult from her Father.”
The new Disney Studios production, “Praise Petey” premiered July 21st on Freeform with the first two episodes. It is also available on Hulu. It’s everything the headline suggests. In the graphically-violent, definitely adults-only ‘cartoon,’ the “heroine” inherits an entire town called New Utopia and, after discovering the town is really a satanic Illuminati stronghold, sets out to “reform” the residents into a bright new future.
I guess that’s where we are these days.
The UK Daily Mail ran a connected story Wednesday headlined, “Disney's Dylan Mulvaney moment as it partners with gender fluid TikTok influencer Seann Altman to promote clothing for girls.”
For some reason, Disney has partnered with trans, sex-obsessed TikTok influencer Seann Altman (700,000 followers) to promote its line of clothing for young girls. Seann Altmann identifies as ‘gender fluid’, whatever that is, uses he/him pronouns despite dressing like an infantilized woman, and is seen above made up as Minnie Mouse in a recent TikTok promotion for Disney Style.
Seann aims to show girls how to do it right.
At least they didn’t use trans man-girl Dylan Mulvaney, who must be passing his expiration date or something.
In totally unrelated news, the Daily Mail ran another story the same day headlined, “Disney raises streaming prices by as much as 27% after posting a rare loss of $460 million in the second quarter - and visits to Walt Disney World slow down - amid battle with Gov. DeSantis.”
An analyst quoted in the story explained “The once envied entertainment company is now struggling to find a profit on almost every single film released.”
Every. Single. Film.
Finally, on the same day, Breitbart ran a heartwarming story headlined, “Tragic Kingdom: Disney+ Loses 300,000 Domestic Subscribers as Prices Keep Climbing, Flops Pile Up.”
Breitbart reported that the entertainment giant’s U.S. Disney+ subscriptions fell by -300,000 for the fiscal third quarter, down to 46 million subscribers. For comparison, Netflix serves 76 million U.S. subscribers. Worldwide, Disney+ subscriptions fell -24% during the same period, mostly due to an an Indian streaming service ending its deal with Disney.
Disney+ only has one show in the top 15: The Simpsons.
Disney! Pay attention! Fire everybody and start over! Because right now there are a whole lot of folks who are rooting for you to badly fail and go out of business. That’s not too good for your brand.
Disney’s economic woes are a start. Wouldn’t it be magical if Disney got Bud Lighted? Or is it Bud Lit?
🚀 West Virginia News ran a story yesterday headlined “Pentagon to Provide $200 Million in Weapons to Ukraine for Counteroffensive as Russian Defense Proves Formidable.”
As you may recall, the Pentagon recently discovered a teensy-tiny accounting error that overestimated the value of weapons systems previously gifted to Ukraine under Congressional authorization. So the military agency currently claims to have a $6.2 billion surplus in previously authorized funds sloshing around, which it promises to use to help Ukraine until whenever Congress approves more funding.
This week’s latest $200 million aid package will be drawn from that “accounting error” surplus.
Maybe it’s just me, but even though $200 million is a lot, it seems like a smaller package than we’ve seen before. Maybe Ukraine aid is starting to wane faster than covid jab protection. Or maybe the Pentagon is saying Ukraine will have to show it uses the weapons responsibly before it gets many more new ones.
🔥 Yesterday, conservative intellectual and anti-woke activist Christopher Rufo, who Governor DeSantis appointed to the board of Florida’s New College, announced yesterday that the new board directed the college to abolish its useless, impractical gender studies program.
Marxist termites like PEN America director Jeremy Young (he/him), and other people who aren’t students there or have any particular connection to the college, expressed expected levels of hysterical outrage:
It’s racism times fasicm times one million! Literally! Never mind that nobody can get a job with a gender studies degree but still has to pay the student loan off for the rest of their lives. What difference does that make when we’re talking about social justice?
Remember, when they squeal, it means there was a direct hit.
💉 Finally, I thought you’d enjoy this British activist/rapper’s entertaining ditty and music video, “Children! Don’t Tek Di Vaccine.”
It’s a complicated message, but I think he slipped the point across.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
Have a fabulous Friday! I’ll see you back here tomorrow morning for another fresh installment of sustainably-farmed Coffee & Covid.
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