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The Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster- What took place, Why, Who was responsible and the long term Economical and Ecological Implications.

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Many opinions and theories have come out due to the natural oil spill disaster. Our Government has in all actuality stayed quiet muffled about the incident and the Media has kept news of it scrambled and with many holes along the way. Why has this taken place? Well I hope to answer that or at the very least give you the insight of what I have uncovered through research of facts as well as bringing my knowledge and experience to help put together what everyone needs to know.

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Some would say this was due to lack of safety inspections and the neglect of the big oil industry. Some would say it was the result of a “Terrorist” attack or the act of war by North Korea. Others might tell you it was an inside job for monetary gain. Some will also say it was done as part of the Global Elite agenda for depopulation. Another theory you might here is that it is simply a matter of firming the grip on societal control. I am here to tell you that in a way these statements are all correct.

To explain everything I am going to cover would take a lot more words than I am going to use and at some point if needed I will explain on record further with all of you each point and concern I am about to explain. So let’s begin with the time line.

First of all here is an article of the timeline of events since day one. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6482L220100510 Now after you have reviewed the timeline let’s fill in the gaps of the first day and even prior to the disaster happening. 20 hours prior to the explosion the company Halliburton http://www.halliburton.com/ which is owned by famous war criminal Dick Cheney was on the rig to do some maintenance and support cement work on the drilling. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/10/gulf-spill-halliburton-co_n_570484.html I find this interesting due to the similarity with the “security” company and maintenance
that had occurred in the World Trade Center just before the “attack” when for 8 hours surveillance cameras were shut off.

Next we have the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on the oil rig 2 hours before the explosion doing a surprise inspection. Now this can happen. The BLM is authorized to do surprise inspections on any facility on Federal land or in US operated waters. However there seems to be a bit of questioning as far as proper identification of the entire inspection team plus to have this occur 2 hours prior just doesn’t sit well with me. What were they really doing there and how come the BLM hasn’t made any official statements? Don’t you think that if they were doing a safety inspection one VERY important thing they might want to check are the mandatory safety blow-back Valves that prevent something like this from occurring? The truth is that that wouldn’t have mattered anyway because an oil rig worker who has remained anonymous has stated that the blow-back valves were the wrong kind for the rigs requirements. Now who knows how long it will be before we find out for sure since all the surviving oil rig workers are on a gag-order by BP, which they were all forced to sign. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHj97pvEHkM

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One other interesting fact I need to add is that these offshore oil rigs are set up with an emergency alarm system that notifies all proper response teams like the US Coast Guard. The only way proper emergency notification could not have happened would be either due to faulty equipment that wasn’t properly inspected or the equipment itself was disabled. At this point it could go either way. But here’s the REALLY interesting part most media neglects to say. “A crew member from an oil platform that sank off the Louisiana coast Thursday reported an initial explosion three hours before the rig went up in flames in a second, larger explosion, the Coast Guard said.” Refer to this article- http://www.palmbeachpost.com/money/ap-oil-rig-reported-explosion-3ap-oil-rig-reported-explosion-3-hours-before-598217.html Now what I want to know is how the hell does there become a 3 hour gap between first and second explosion. If I was on the demolition team I suppose I would want time to get away and for the accelerate to take it’s course for optimum damage. Is that farfetched? Not really considering the details in planning this obviously had.

Now most of you are aware of the rest of the timeline that is full of mistakes, overlooking details and just plane diversion of the truth. So let’s breakdown some key points.

I spoke of Haliburton and BLM and there involvement so let’s now talk about the other key players.

Transocean is a global company that builds Oil Rigs and guess what? They built Deep Horizon. See for yourself – http://www.deepwater.com/fw/main/Deepwater-Horizon-56C17.html?LayoutID=17
Now this global company has been in the business for a long time yet this is the product they put out? If Toyota has a faulty floor mat and years later they have a recall because of a few auto accidents as a result of that floor mat Toyota is held responsible, yet Transocean is just about in the shadows and even said they are putting a cap on how much money they will spend on clean-up. Hey Transocean how about those “faulty” blow-back valves?

Starting to see this rabbit hole goes deep?

British Petroleum has done some foolish stuff in the past. Let’s have a look- http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/09/business/09bp.html This oil disaster though is by far the worst and so far here has been their ideas and attempts to contain the oil. They made an attempt to cover it with a 4 story containment metal box which failed. Then they had some “top scientists” come up with the idea to plug the hole (if you didn’t know there are actually 5 separate leaks) with golf balls, rubber tires and rope. Excuse me? Did someone forget to remind them that 100,000 barrels of oil that is spewing out everyday? With that kind of pressure behind it that idea of theirs is just plane stupid. These oil companies are also suppose to have onshore emergency backup plans and equipment. Yet BP seemed to almost sit on their thumbs for quite a while before taking pathetic action. Then they went from stupid to insanity. Here’s why I say that.

British Petroleum own a company called NALCO http://www.nalco.com/applications/corexit-technology.htm That company makes COREXIT. COREXIT is a highly toxic oil dispersant that even as you read this is being flooded onto the Gulf via ship, plane and even on shore through high pressure hoses. Here’s a little fact about COREXIT- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pre-approved both for such emergencies. The effectiveness of Corexit EC9500A is rated as 55 percent, and the effectiveness of Corexit EC9527A is rated as 63 percent, according to the EPA. That ranks them behind 12 other dispersants (out of 18) that the agency has determined do a better job dispersing oil while protecting marine life.
As for toxicity, the EPA rates both products as either comparable in toxicity or 10 to 20 times more toxic than the 12 others on the list. This week, BP chief executive Tony Hayward told The Guardian newspaper that the amount was “tiny in relation to the total water volume” in the Gulf.
Reliance on dispersants, especially in response to a disaster on par with the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska is understandable, say environmental groups. What they don’t understand is why marine ecosystems are being sacrificed to save coastal habitats, a trade-off that wouldn’t be an issue if there were less toxic solutions. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0515/In-Gulf-oil-spill-how-helpful-or-damaging-are-dispersants

So in all actuality this dispersant is causing more wide spread harm to the Gulf than the oil itself at the moment. Plus the fact that in 1967 an oil spill happened off the southern California coast. Do you know what was used primarily to clean it up? Hay, straw and Kentucky Bluegrass. Sound familiar to anyone? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5SxX2EntEo Yet we won’t see that being payed for because BP is making profit off the dispersant.
So now you know most of the players in this disaster, but there are a couple more. I can only speculate due to the disappointing behavior of Obama that he himself is either aware of the REAL truth behind this or he himself is under gag order. Consider this before you side with Obama that perhaps he has no choice but to stay quiet. He may very well be aware and this is why. He may deny it but I have found enough to convince me that BP gave Obama more campaign money than any other single politician they have given to in 20 years which in that 20 year time BP has given $3.5 million. Plus let’s not forget the $15.9 million they gave just last year to influence the Energy policy. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36783.html

Could this be why since the disaster occurred 27 waivers of inspection have been authorized by our Government to offshore rigs in the Gulf? http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/05/07/93761/despite-spill-feds-still-giving.html So even with all of this our so called government does this!

This little known fact may come to a surprise to you all as well. As many of you know Goldman Sachs has been under hot financial pressure by really the same guys in the same club. So to “fix” their problem they decided to bet against oil rig Deep Horizon. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-borowitz/goldman-sachs-reveals-it_b_558774.html This took place only a few days prior and that bet was from what I was told by a source $134 million. May not sound like a lot but put it this way. It’s like a reverse bid on the stock market. If a product fails you actually make money. Bets like this can make 10 times the amount and more. My guess Goldman Sachs is cashing in.

Now you know a brief description of the the key players and time line. I could get into more of it but it’s a lot to write at this time. I will explain in further detail after my next wave of investigation.

So let’s move on to the next issue with this disaster. With every great disaster comes change and the birth of new policies and even government agencies. This has taken place for a long time but let’s go fairly current. 9/11 was the birth of the Department of Homeland Defense, Transportation Security Administration and the PATRIOT Act. Hurricane Katrina gave FEMA far more involvement in Civil emergency response and was really the final launch pad for certain facilities with many coffins on standby. That brings us to the Deep Horizon oil rig disaster. The Obama Administration suddenly out of nowhere pops out a 2000 page document (which I am trying to get a copy of) that states the creation of 2 new policing agencies, one to police offshore oil rigs and the other to handle matters right alongside the oil companies. So apparently what we had before wasn’t good enough?! http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/05/11/93928/feds-announce-new-agency-to-police.html

This is all coming down to some very serious issues for us all. Like I said to some of you about this disaster it will effect more lives than Pearl harbor and 9/11 combined AND will also damage plants, marine life, birds, humans, plants, crops and even drinking water. Is that a bit farfetched? Think again my friends. Let me explain the following.

Marine life- the Gulf and the rest of the Worlds oceans have 3 main sources of food that is the very foundation for the Marine Life food chain. I am talking about Phytoplankton, Plankton and Krill.
Phytoplankton are a major food source for anemones, coral and more of the seabed life. Phytoplankton depends on growing and multiplying by Photosynthesis. Between the ever growing oil sheen and the underwater oil plume this Phytoplankton will die on a large scale do to a lack of essential sunlight.
Krill and Plankton are a vital food source as well for everything from Shrimp to Whales and many in-between are effected by the loss of them. In fact for the first time in quite a while grey whales are being seen in parts of the Atlantic ocean thought to be void of them. This poses another problem which is that whales who normally make the Atlantic their home now have to compete which in turn will decrease the amount of food for them.
We have already seen dolphins washing up on shore dieing from toxins, suffocation and a lack of food. In case you didn’t know dolphins and whales each have a purpose being on this planet and if that balance gets tampered with we are in for a world of trouble. I promise you that.
Now let’s look at the oil itself. First of all we have 5 holes the oil is spewing from at a massive rate. This is causing massive under pressure below the seabed. Erosion is happening but we don’t know how fast. Plus with massive amounts of methane crystals forming which isn’t a good thing either we are looking at a potential volcanic type eruption. Once that happens the Gulf will indeed turn black killing everything in it. Currently we are dealing with this new problem of the thick crude oil, plume that has formed beneath the water surface and is making its way to the Gulf northern currents. This means if it gets caught up in it we will see it round Florida and make it’s way up the eastern seaboard.
When crude oil floats on the surface of seawater something takes place. It begins to emulsify. That basically means it becomes like a sea foam except with oil. Here’s the danger with that. We are going to be reaching hurricane season before we know it in the Caribbean and I know how they work so imagine this. I must remind you this is the worst case scenario. Hurricanes pick up water on the surface of the ocean. This emulsified oil will be picked up. This means islands and even coastal towns in the US will get engulfed with this oil. Look outside right now and imagine every tree, car, building, fountain and everything else covered in a light layer of this oil. It is possible. Not to mention the issue of this dispersant they are using which is highly toxic as well. Then this poses the problem of acid rain. COREXIT and crude oil mixed in rain water is what could happen.
Besides the obvious of the massive amounts of jobs being lost, increase in seafood, most likely a bump up in taxes and gas going up here is another issue we need to consider.

Drinking water and coastal food crops. I spent a lot of years on ships and know how water purifications work very well. First we have what is called an Oil Water Separator. This is to separate oil out of bilge water. It works well but not 100%. In fact in US Coast Guard and EPA regulations a certain thousands part per million is allowed in the water when being discharged overboard. Evaporators and ROs (Reverse Osmosis) which are used to make seawater into drinking water have difficulties when dealing with oil. Unless our government REALLY picks up the pace on this disaster and cleanup we are looking at yet another huge problem. Once the oil and dispersants reach the shores, inner bays and even rivers where there are pumping stations to plants that purify water for drinking and watering food crops we are looking at contamination. I know this sounds horrible but it’s the absolute truth my friends. Make no mistake the worst is yet to come. It has already been predicted that if this oil disaster is not contained 100% soon it could have an adverse effect on 1/3 of our worlds oceans and if that happens guess what is next.

I have discussed a lot in this statement and to be honest I could discuss a lot more but quite simply I am mentally exhausted. However this needed to be said to all of you. This by no means was meant to cause panic but simply to put things in a better perspective so you all know what steps we need to take to fight this and go after who is truly at fault. You are all in my thoughts and protection.

Thank you.

Aaron McCollom

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Ontario’s Municipal Police Departments Reject Doug Ford’s “Stop & Ask” COVID Order

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    According to an investigative report, the vast majority of Ontario police will not follow Doug Ford's COVID measure asking police to stop citizens in their cars to find out where they are going during the current stay at home order.

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    Might we see law enforcement stand up to other draconian orders the government attempts to lay down?

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On April 16th Ontario premier Doug Ford announced stricter lockdown measures, including that Ontario police, both provincial and municipal, will have the power to stop citizens and ask them where they are going in order to find out if their travel outside their home is essential or whether they may be attending a social gathering. If this sounds draconian to you, you’re certainly no alone. And the police seem to think so too.

As of the evening of April 17th, just one day later, 39 or 44 municipal police departments in Ontario have stated they will not comply with this measure and stop citizens to ask where they are going. However, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have remained onboard with the measures on social media. The tally came from investigative reporter Andrew Lawton who took it upon himself to hear from departments themselves.

Since the rejection, the Ontario government has begun changing it’s mind on the measure:

Why It Matters: This is a great example of how power is only enforced when people participate. In this case, if law enforcement went through with this, ‘the people’ wouldn’t have much of an obvious way to resist these measures, but when law enforcement denies draconian measures like this, the power the government has is restricted significantly.

Early this morning I was speaking to a fellow journalist here at CE talking about how for most people working on the police force, this measure would probably feel like one of the first times they very obviously had to ‘take things too far.’ To see only 12 hours later that the vast majority of police are standing up to this is a good sign that enforcers of rules are open to questioning their government. In my opinion, I hope this trend continues.

I also found it interesting to note that holding government accountable used to be something mainstream media would do, but now they only seem complicit in going along with government. Independent media now is tasked with the job, all while they face funding challenges and claims from mainstream and social media that independent media is not trustworthy.

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Ontario (Canada) Gives Police Authority To Pull Over Vehicles To Find Out Where They Are Going

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    The Ontario government has just announced very strict lockdown and stay at home orders. They've also given police the power to pull people over to find out where they are going and where they live.

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    Is this really about the virus? Why are so many experts, and so much science that opposes what government is saying completely unacknowledged?

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As authoritarianism spreads, as emergency laws proliferate, as we sacrifice our rights, we also sacrifice our capability to arrest the slide into a less liberal and less free world. Do you truly believe that when the first wave, this second wave, the 16th wave of the coronavirus is a long-forgotten memory, that these capabilities will not be kept? That these datasets will not be kept? No matter how it is being used, what’ is being built is the architecture of oppression. -Edward Snowden (source)

Ontario, Canada has just announced stronger lockdown measures after current lockdown measures and stay at home orders have not done anything to slow the spread of covid when taking cases into account. Under the new orders, most non-essential businesses, manufacturing and construction will be closed, this includes non-essential curb side pick ups as well for retail businesses. Outdoor recreational facilities like parks, basketball courts, tennis courts and golf courses will now be closed and essential businesses, like grocery stores, will be limited to a certain capacity.

For the first time, the Ontario government has given police officers the power to pull vehicles over without cause, demand their ID and home address as well as ask where they are going and why. This also applies to citizens who are outside. This is effective immediately for a period of 6 weeks.

I just came across this via the live press conference. Part of the changes in the recent announcement were to give police more authority to handle non-compliance, something that’s been a big part of this pandemic as many people, doctors and scientists continue to disagree with the actions being taken by governments, while others agree. The government has also put restrictions on travel between provinces.

We have made the deliberate decision to temporarily enhance police officers’ authority for the duration of the stay at home order. Moving forward, police will have the authority to require any individual who is not in a place of residence to first provide the purpose for not being at home and provide their home address. – Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said in the press conference.

The Ontario government continues to blame the citizenry for non-compliance when, in reality, there is a tremendous amount of science and data that’s been published in various medical and scientific journals from around the world showing that lockdowns have not been helpful in stopping the spread of COVID.

Furthermore, there is research showing lockdowns have killed more people than covid, and will have devastating results for years to come. Not only that, an estimate from the United Nations World Food Program indicates that pandemic lockdowns causing breaks in the food chain are expected to push 135 million people into severe hunger and starvation.

The ease to which people could be terrorised into surrendering basic freedoms which are fundamental to our existence…came as a shock to me…History will look back on measures – as a monument of collective hysteria & government folly.” – Jonathan Sumption, former British supreme court justice. (source)

This is quite confusing, if lockdowns and restrictions aren’t necessarily helping to curb the spread, why is government, especially the Ontario government, acting like they are effective and necessary tools? This is a discussion that has not been had within the mainstream. Renowned experts in the field who are presenting this data have been completely ignored, censored and in many cases ridiculed.

Another point that’s being used to justify restriction measures is the fact that hospitals in Ontario are at capacity, and ICUs are full. This has always been a concern in many countries, especially in Ontario, Canada. For example, in 2017 more than 50 percent of hospitals in Ontario were above 100 percent capacity. There are examples all over the world for the past decade. That being said, is covid adding to this, or is it simply something we’ve always seen in hospitals? Is the only difference big media coverage?

What about the fact that PCR testing may yield an enormous amount of false positives? Testing positive does not mean you have the virus, or that you can spread it, especially if you are asymptomatic, yet this entire lockdown is based on testing asymptomatic people and asymptomatic cases. What about the death count and the fact that Ontario Public Health has admitted to the fact that they are marking deaths as “covid” when it’s not even clear if covid caused or contributed to the death? What about the fact that the survival rate of the virus is 99.95 percent and above for people under the age of 70, or that prior infection can provide more immunity than the vaccine?

Again, the point is,there are many concerns that are being completely ignored and unacknowledged.

In the case of covid, it’s quite clear that people of all backgrounds and professions are split. You even have world renowned experts in the field split on these issues, with many opposing and supporting measures. As a result, this has many people confused, and it begs the question, should government really have the authority to put mandates into place that restrict our movement, rights and freedoms?

Is this really about the virus, or about the benefits that big tech, health and government will reap and have been reaping from this pandemic? When measures go against the will of so many people, should government not be allowed to mandate such measures and instead, present their science and make recommendations to people, leaving them the choice to act in ways they see fit?

Are we living in an age where government and big tech are doing the thinking for us, telling us what is and isn’t and trying to control our lives more and more every single year? How do we stop this if it’s true? Why do we continue to comply? One thing is certain, covid has been a great catalyst for more and more people to really question what type of world we are currently living in.

So what’s the solution to this? Is it mass/collective organized peaceful non-compliance? A Belgian court has ruled that the current COVID-19 measures being deployed don’t have a sound legal basis. The State has 30 days to lift restrictions or face fines. Can something like this happen in this situation? We will wait and see what happens as, no doubt, many people are going to be upset and showing it.

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Florida Education Minister Urges Schools To Drop Mask Mandates

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    Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said schools should make mask-wearing voluntary in the 2021-2022 school year, stating that they should simply be optional.

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    Why is one narrative being pushed hard, while the other is being heavily ridiculed and labelled as "dangerous" by mainstream media and government?

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What Happened: Earlier this week, Florida’s education commissioner directed all schools to drop mask mandates for the next school year because, according to him, they are not necessary and can simply be an optional measure for students and parents. According to him, mask policies “do not impact the spread of the virus” and they “may impede instruction” for some students. The decision is not up to him, however, as each individual district will ultimately decide whether or not they want to impose mask mandes for next school year.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently convened a round table on public health. At that discussion, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University Dr. Jay Bhattacharya stated that “masks have not only been not effective but have been harmful.”

The video of this discussion was removed from YouTube, and then ridiculed by mainstream media. This has been a big problem throughout this pandemic. We have big tech “fact-checkers” censoring and removing any kind of narrative that does not fit within the framework or narrative that government health authorities are telling us. If things were so obvious, why would they need to censor world renowned experts?  It’s been a common theme, and Bhattacharya is one of many who have been subjected to this type of treatment.

He’s one of the three initiators of The Great Barrington Declaration. The other two are  Dr. Sunetra Gupta, PhD Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford and Dr. Martin Kulldorff, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard, Infectious Disease Epidemiologist. You can watch an interesting discussion with all three of them here if interested.

Bhattacharya responded to the criticism in a recent piece he wrote for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) stating the following:

I attended a public-policy roundtable hosted by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis last month. The point was to discuss the state’s Covid policies in the months ahead. That 600,000 Americans have died with Covid-19 is evidence that the lockdowns over the past year, including significant restrictions on the lives of children, haven’t worked. Florida reopened in May and declined to shut down again. Yet age-adjusted mortality is lower in Florida than in locked-down California, and Florida’s public schools are almost all open, while California’s aren’t.

My fellow panelists—Sunetra Gupta of Oxford, Martin Kulldorff of Harvard and Scott Atlas of Stanford—and I discussed a variety of topics. One was the wisdom of requiring children to wear masks. The press asked questions, and a video of the event was posted on YouTube by local media, including Tampa’s WTSP.

But last week YouTube removed a recording of this routine policy discussion from its website. The company claimed my fellow panel members and I were trafficking in misinformation. The company said it removed the video “because it included content that contradicts the consensus of local and global health authorities regarding the efficacy of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

Yet the panelists are all experts, and all spoke against requiring children to wear masks. I can’t speak for my counterparts, but my reasoning was a cost-benefit analysis. The benefits of masking children are small to none; the costs are much higher.

The scientific evidence is clear.

He then goes on to cite site some science.

Kari Stefansson, senior author of a study  study from Iceland conducted early in the epidemic when masking was uncommon showing that incidents of covid in children is far less than adults, stated that children are.

“less likely to get infected than adults and if they get infected, they are less likely to get seriously ill. What is interesting is that even if children do get infected, they are less likely to transmit the disease to others than adults.”

According to Bhattacharya, “many studies in the scientific literature reach a similar conclusion: Even unmasked children pose less of a risk for disease spread than adults.”

For example, Jonas F Ludvigsson, a paediatrician at Örebro University Hospital and professor of clinical epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute wrote letter to the editor published in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden” has found that:

“Despite Sweden’s having kept schools and preschools open, we found a low incidence of severe Covid-19 among schoolchildren and children of preschool age during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic…No child with Covid-19 died…Among the 1,951,905 children who were 1 to 16 years of age, 15 children had Covid-19, MIS-C, or both conditions and were admitted to an ICU, which is equal to 1 child in 130,000.”

You can read more about this specific story here, as he has quit his research due to the harassment he received for simply presenting data.

Why This Is Important: There are the points made above, and then there are papers outlining the supposed dangers and ineffectiveness of masks. Many have been published in peer-reviewed scientific/medical journals prior to covid, and during covid.

For example, one paper titled “Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis” concludes:

The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.

I’ve written about a study published in the New England Medical Journal by Harvard doctors that outlines how it’s already known that masks provide little to zero benefit when it comes to protection in a public setting. According to them,

We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.

The papers cited above are a few of many, there are a plethora of them available within the scientific literature.

Yes, there are also studies that claim and explain why they believe masks are an effective tool to mitigate the virus, and we know that organizations like the Centres For Disease Control (CDC) deem them to be extremely effective and necessary.  The point is, why are those who point out, explain, and provide evidence and reason for the idea that masks are not effective being heavily censored, vilified, and ridiculed? What’s going on here? Why is proper critique and discussion being completely shut down and why are those who are creating awareness about these issues labelled as “dangerous anti-maskers.” This, in my opinion is quite frankly unscientific.

Perhaps I can explore one possible explanation. Perhaps any type of information, data or evidence, no matter how credible, that opposes the measures and narrative of government and big media threatens various business/agendas in these powerful circles. It begs the question, does government and government affiliated health/business really look out for what’s best for its citizens? The COVID pandemic has definitely served as a catalyst for more people to ask that question who wouldn’t have prior to the pandemic.

This is just my opinion, but in presenting it I put our platform, Collective Evolution, at risk being punished in various ways for simply sharing it. We’ve not only been falsely smeared by fact checkers but have also been hurt financially on social media simply for bringing forth facts that the mainstream doesn’t wish to address.

The Takeaway: At the end of the day, it’s very difficult to determine who is right or wrong, which is why we need open dialogue. The fact that simple discussion and pieces of evidence that change the narrative, or threaten it, is being shut down, censored and completely ridiculed is quite concerning. The mainstream media continues to fail to have appropriate conversations surrounding all things COVID while forcing their narrative on the public. This in turn has created a great divide among the citizenry when really, we should all be coming together and respecting everybody’s decision to act as they please.

When things are not so cut and dry, it’s questionable whether or not we should really give governments the ability to control our lives in the manner they have done with this pandemic.

Science is being suppressed for political and financial gain. Covid-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health. Politicians and industry are responsible for this opportunistic embezzlement. So too are scientists and health experts. The pandemic has revealed how the medical-political complex can be manipulated in an emergency—a time when it is even more important to safeguard science. –

Dr. Kamran Abbasi, executive editor of the prestigious British Medical Journal, editor of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, and a consultant editor for PLOS Medicine. He is editor of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine and JRSM Open. Taken from his published a piece in the BMJ, titled “Covid-19: politicisation, “corruption,” and suppression of science.”

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