Passing Observations 82

This is a long standing series of small items which have caught my eye or mind and which seem relevant, startling, amusing or all three. Occasionally, items which appear here may return as a longer piece. Mostly they will not.

  1. A friend had to go to the pharmacy to collect an essential prescription. The place was full of people coughing and sneezing. None of them wanted to buy remedies (their symptoms were relatively mild) but they all wanted lateral flow tests to see if they had got covid. Why?
  2. Thought of a slogan to dissuade vax takers: ‘Just say no!’
  3. I don’t live in their countries but Drakeford and Sturgeon now seem to me to make decisions without much democratic input. Does no one care? Will the voters ever wake up?
  4. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies seem to me to be pretty obviously Ponzi schemes. But they also seem to me to be part of the Agenda 21 process of getting rid of cash. Whether consciously or not those who buy Bitcoin, etc., are playing into the hands of those who want to replace money with digital currencies.
  5. When asked for his advice about treatment for colds Alexander Fleming said: ‘A good gulp of whisky at bedtime – it’s not very scientific but it helps.’ (From The Story of Medicine by Vernon Coleman.)
  6. Macron’s comment about his intention to piss off the unvaccinated would have resulted in his arrest if he had said it about any other minority group. Governments are pushing us to the edge so that they can trigger violence and classify us as terrorists.
  7. ‘Do not fear to repeat what has already been said. Men need the truth dinned into their ears many times and from all sides. The first rumour makes them prick up their ears, the second registers and the third enters.’ Rene Laennec (From The Story of Medicine by Vernon Coleman.)
  8. Paying hospitals a financial bonus for diagnosing covid is a distorting incentive.
  9. Using Whitty as a front man for the jabs on TV ads is surely counter-productive. Does Whitty really convince anyone these days?
  10. Are the vaxxed still human? Or have they become walking zombie killers? I honestly don’t know the answer. And nor does anyone else. I’m certain their brains are damaged – and they are becoming ever more stupid.
  11. Cyclists have control of cycle lanes. They appear to have control of pavements. And now they have control of the roads.
  12. The BBC is ignoring the reality of its association with Bill Gates in the same way that it ignored the reality of its association with Jimmy Savile. The BBC protected, defended and promoted Savile and allowed him to do as he wished. (I once went into a studio just vacated by Savile. The air was thick with cigar smoke. They allowed him to smoke cigars wherever he liked.) They are now reluctant to separate themselves from Gates – despite the accusations.
  13. Let me remind you that according to the World Health Organisation (and as I mentioned in March 2020) the flu can kill up to 650,000 people (of all ages) in a single six month season.
  14. It is now being claimed that unborn babies can be damaged by climate change. And, you’ll never guess this, but they develop heart disease because of global warming! This is, of course, a double edged nonsense. First, it provides an excuse for any damage done by the toxic, experimental jab. Second, it helps increase the terror of the false and pseudoscientific climate change nonsense. (There is, incidentally, no widespread support for the cult of climate change. The vast majority of citizens realise that it is a fraud.)
  15. The new Bill going through the House of Lords in the UK will give the police the right to arrest a flock of bird watchers in a park or a clump of boy scouts on a camping expedition. I wonder if people are ever going to wake up to what is happening.
  16. Is metformin a wonder drug? Studies have shown that people who take metformin for type 2 diabetes live longer on average than non-diabetics who did not take the drug. In the US the regulator has approved the idea of trials to use metformin as an anti-ageing drug. Does it have a role in the prevention and treatment of cancer? Is metformin the hidden marvel drug?
  17. I have been widely attacked (thanks to an article in the Bangkok Post) for articles I wrote about Aids in the 1980s. Everything I said and wrote then about AIDS was perfectly accurate and provably so. As a result of my articles and broadcasts I was invited to give the keynote speech at a major conference in Scotland about the whole AIDS drama.
  18. In America half of all new cars must be electric vehicles by the year 2030. And yet Professor Ioannis Bellos of the George Mason University School of Business reports that electric vehicles generate more emissions during their manufacture than similar, fossil fuel powered vehicles. And, of course, most electric vehicles are powered, most of the time, with electricity produced by fossil fuels.
  19. The problem of what to do with used batteries from electric cars has not been solved. The charging rate and storage capacity of electric vehicles falls dramatically so there is little or no used car market for electric vehicles. The cars and old batteries have to be thrown away. That must be really good for the environment!
  20. Finding lithium and other rare earth materials needed for electric cars does massive damage to the environment, and local water supplies, and involves exploiting small children.

Vernon Coleman’s latest novel (largely written before March 2020, since when he has been busy with other things) is called Dr Bullock’s Annals. It is the story of a young general practitioner in Victorian times.