Feb 8, 2022Liked by Paul D. Thacker

Great work. Taibbi signposted me here, now I'm a fan.

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Great work, Paul!

Facebook calling the BMJ a blog! We're going to a whole new level now!


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Feb 8, 2022Liked by Paul D. Thacker

Very enlightening article. Thanks for exposing this abuse of honest discourse, that if left unchallenged, poses a nail in the coffin of real science.

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Feb 8, 2022Liked by Paul D. Thacker

Thank you !! It ALL starts with modern “original sin” and the Big Lie.

Key players in the Russia-gate hoax and impeachment “entertainments” are now hyperventilating about “all but certain imminent major war in Europe a la WW2” – repulsive ghouls Adam Schiff, colonel Alexander Windman (an extremist Ukrainian), Jake Sullivan, Hillary's top Russia-gate advisor and now Biden's national security expert and Fiona Hill (a rabid Cold War warrior on National Security Council).

Same lying bastards who led the scam of the century concocted by the SAME lying team -- Obama-Biden-Hillary-Pelosi-Schumer-Schiff and the rest of DNC-CIA/FBI cabal.

Adam Schiff has been, for years, a leading recipient of huge “donations” by arm industry – his main source of funds. Remember when Raytheon in 2013 put on a Beyonce concert to promote Adam Schiff? This despicable -- that human excrement and serial liar is among leading Congress war-mongers and recipient of arm industry donations.


Schiff is now driving government’s domestic terrorism legislation !! In his free time this loathsome grifter wants to write a novel – of all things about Holocaust.

The entire Russia-gate lying team is back in FULL power -- we are now paying the price for not fully unmasking the brazen scam of the century. Of course, Trump and GOP lunatics were and remain VERY bad – however, DNC lying and warmongering team is INFINITELY more dangerous. They will likely try to prevent 2022 elections - as "illegal" - in order to stay in power.

Remember – Biden was the governor of Ukraine after Obama’s successful coup in Ukraine in 2014; Biden was selecting and removing heads of industry and Ukraine’s puppet government, dismissing the federal judge investigating Burisma – a judge that State Dept. lauded for integrity only weeks before… The immense corruption of Biden family still needs to be investigated – Hunter’s Burisma was used to ‘wash” US dirty money. Thanks heavens that recent “colored revolution” coups in Belarus and Kazakhstan were not successful.

WHO will be the first current or former Democrat Congresswoman/man or Senator to publicly acknowledge and confirm the brazen scam of the century – DNC’s + CIA/FBI security complex (St. Obama/Biden/Hillary/Pelosi/Schumer, Jammie Raskin, etc. + Brennan, Clapper, Hayden, etc.) Russia-gate hoax and subsequent conspiracies, including 1/6 “armed insurrection”?

War-monger vampires must be stopped. Military-industrial complex must be defunded – US main “products” and exports are now

- weapons,

- coups

- and immense and all-encompassing corruption.

China is far more capitalist than the US, Russia has not been Communist for 30+ years, while the US is a corporate socialism (more polite term for fascism)

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Thanks Paul

Read the Taibbi too, a bit longer but much of the same as your content...

Keep up the truth reveal. Speaking freely is critical


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Feb 8, 2022·edited Feb 8, 2022

Paul, This may be the best piece on disinformation **ever**! What a takedown of "science" writers. And you took it to an unimaginable level by capping it with the brilliant Brand piece. A genuine triumph over all the lying bastards!

What just occurred to me is that what makes this piece so exceptional is your moral clarity. You have spent so many years in the trenches that you know exactly who is full of it--and are willing to call them out. That makes you a hero of mine.

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Feb 8, 2022Liked by Paul D. Thacker

I agree with everything Paul D. Thacker has said. I have been banned from Facebook about ten times for telling the truth. Facebook, The BBC, And quite a few News Papers have received 2.8 million dollars from Bill Gates. and many of the government employees, along with top officials in the hospitals are on the take. The WHO the FDA and the CDC are bought and paid for by Gates and Big Pharma, The Rockefeller Foundation.

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I have been wondering whether Reuters (Chairman sits on the Pfizer board of directors) farms out its fact-checkers to social media companies. Perhaps they are hired out to Google too.

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Feb 8, 2022·edited Feb 8, 2022Liked by Paul D. Thacker

I 100% support your indignation... your righteous indignation, your journalistic indignation, your anti-SCICOMM indignation, your thinking-man indignation, and your anti-vulture capitalist indignation.

Thank you for saying so, so indignantly.

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Feb 8, 2022Liked by Paul D. Thacker

I'm posting the BMJ letter on my Facebook page to see if it garners a fact check.

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Keep on reporting on the truth. Someone needs to look out for our health and safety since the FDA regulators for biologics don’t seem to be. I now have a greater understanding on ‘missing context’.

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I’m totally in agreement with the notion that “fact-checking” is often used in a particular way. I’m no friend of Big Pharma or of the ongoing mutually parasitic relationship between government, media, social media, and industry (heck let’s throw in the intelligence community, which has totally infiltrated the media and government), and arrangement which has turned public officials like Fauci into seemingly conscience-less, narrative-promoting shills for….whatever they’re told to shill for.

So much in this article yes, I agree with, including the notion that Pfizer is sleazy and doesn’t merit anyone’s blind trust.

The Ventavia thing though. This bothers me. I don’t have as much info as you do, because I’m not sitting on a trove of documents… but:

1) There is a problem with outfits like Ventavia: they wring every last dollar out of being part of a clinical trial. That should not be how we do clinical research. Let’s change that: but sloppiness, corner-cutting and greed to get their hands on the Pharma dollars are not the same thing as gaming the clinical trial and fixing the outcome. I’m not seeing evidence that happened here. Maybe you have such evidence in your “trove” but that would have made a more interesting set of revelations than what was revealed: that type of sloppiness will be familiar to anyone who knows about clinical trials.

2) The type of sloppiness I read about happening at Ventavia is unfortunately really common. Papers left out where someone could hypothetically be unblinded (but probably wasn’t, and wouldn’t have affected whether the vaccine worked or not). People getting slower calls back for their “adverse events” than were laid out in the protocol (but anyone who has a serious outcome is told to go to the hospital first— the delayed phone calls were for things like someone’s itchy or sore arm). By the way, everything including expected outcomes like fever, fatigue, arm soreness is called an “adverse event.” So it’s not the case that these poor people were dropping like flies of adverse events and no one would help them. No. They just didn’t get a timely phone call back for their minor complaints. Should they have gotten that? Per the protocol yes! (But the unreasonable overzealous nature of protocols today due to the insane requirements of iRBs is a really important story too. From what I can tell, sloppiness with the details of the protocol, while undesirable, did not harm anyone here nor affect the outcome.

3. Even if you threw out the thousand or so people in the clinical trial who came from Ventavia, there are still 40,000 more at other sites in the US. And there are tens of thousands more at sites in other countries. All of them basically got the same results: (1) safe; (2) effective. The Ventavia story is a story about Ventavia not a story about Pfizer (as much as I loathe and distrust Pfizer) nor a story about the vaccine.

4. Even if you threw out the clinical trials altogether (and there’s no reason to do that, but even if), you have the evidence of literally billions of doses of these vaccines having been given in the real world; and you have the real world health outcomes of people who received these and similar vaccines versus the unvaccinated. The jury has come back and rendered its verdict. The vaccine is extremely helpful.

So my concern is that this all gets jumbled together. You are talking about real problems that deserve real responses. Yes the government response has been dishonest, troubling and inept. Yes people like Fauci are not to be trusted. They are not “the science.” Yes the pharmaceutical industry is a shitty business that promotes a lot of expensive useless products (of which their mRNA vaccine is _not_ one). Media and social media just promote whatever story the government wants promoted, and “fact-checking” is a joke.

All those bad things are true. And yet: the Ventavia story is about Ventavia, and about organizations like it, that want to profit from clinical trials and cut corners. That’s an important story.

This is not a story about the vaccine itself, which by all indications has spared us a lot of suffering and death. Check out Katelyn Jetelina’s substack for an ongoing evaluation.

From where I’m sitting, the vaccine “true believers” waved the Ventavia story away without considering the real problems portrayed about how we do the research; and the antivaxxers used it as evidence that Pfizer wants to kill us all and became more entrenched.

Like… from where I’m sitting, no one put this information into proper perspective and so its value has been lost. It was just another tool used by people who want to promote an agenda instead of looking at reality and deciding on better policies.

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How Fact Checking Is Controlled and Faked.

Fact-checking is one part of the campaign to control what you see on line, and therefore what you think and how you perceive reality.

Everything you see and hear online has been co-opted, or taken over to serve a greater agenda.

Instead of real journalists and reporters the media is infiltrated with propagandists who dictate what's "fake news" and what's not.

The public is being manipulated to want their information censored by third-party "fact-checkers", which were introduced as a tool to confuse and control the public.

They use terms like, "Conspiracy theory," "Debunked", "Quackery" and "Antivaccine" they use as propaganda tools,

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Appreciate you spearheading the grind here to pull all this together. This kind of comprehensive review is the only way to corner team SCICOMM and let the truth begin to rise in the coming years.

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I signposted you on Malcolm Kendrick's blog.

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