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This is an anonymously posted document by someone who calls themselves Spartacus. Because it's anonymous, I can't contact them to ask for permission to publish. So I hesitated for a while, but it's simply the best document I've seen on Covid, vaccines, etc. Whoever Spartacus is, they have a very elaborate knowledge in the field. If you want to know a lot more about the no. 1 issue in the world today, read it. And don't worry if you don't understand every single word, neither do I. But I learned a lot.

The Spartacus Letter


My name is Spartacus, and I've had enough. We have been forced to watch America and the Free World spin into inexorable decline due to a biowarfare attack. We, along with countless others, have been victimized and gaslit by propaganda and psychological warfare operations being conducted by an unelected, unaccountable Elite against the American people and our allies. Our mental and physical health have suffered immensely over the course of the past year and a half. We have felt the sting of isolation, lockdown, masking, quarantines, and other completely nonsensical acts of healthcare theater that have done absolutely nothing to protect the health or wellbeing of the public from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now, we are watching the medical establishment inject literal poison into millions of our fellow Americans without so much as a fight. We have been told that we will be fired and denied our livelihoods if we refuse to vaccinate. This was the last straw. We have spent thousands of hours analyzing leaked footage from Wuhan, scientific papers from primary sources, as well as the paper trails left by the medical establishment. What we have discovered would shock anyone to their core. First, we will summarize our findings, and then, we will explain them in detail. References will be placed at the end.


- COVID-19 is a blood and blood vessel disease. SARS-CoV-2 infects the lining of human blood vessels, causing them to leak into the lungs.
- Current treatment protocols (e.g. invasive ventilation) are actively harmful to patients, accelerating oxidative stress and causing severe VILI (ventilator-induced lung injuries). The continued use of ventilators in the absence of any proven medical benefit constitutes mass murder.
- Existing countermeasures are inadequate to slow the spread of what is an aerosolized and potentially wastewater-borne virus, and constitute a form of medical theater.
- Various non-vaccine interventions have been suppressed by both the media and the medical establishment in favor of vaccines and expensive patented drugs.
- The authorities have denied the usefulness of natural immunity against COVID-19, despite the fact that natural immunity confers protection against all of the virus's proteins, and not just one.
- Vaccines will do more harm than good. The antigen that these vaccines are based on, SARS-CoV- 2 Spike, is a toxic protein. SARS-CoV-2 may have ADE, or antibody-dependent enhancement; current antibodies may not neutralize future strains, but instead help them infect immune cells. Also, vaccinating during a pandemic with a leaky vaccine removes the evolutionary pressure for a virus to become less lethal.
- There is a vast and appalling criminal conspiracy that directly links both Anthony Fauci and Moderna to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
- COVID-19 vaccine researchers are directly linked to scientists involved in brain-computer interface ("neural lace") tech, one of whom was indicted for taking grant money from China.
- Independent researchers have discovered mysterious nanoparticles inside the vaccines that are not supposed to be present.
- The entire pandemic is being used as an excuse for a vast political and economic transformation of Western society that will enrich the already rich and turn the rest of us into serfs and untouchables.

COVID-19 Pathophysiology and Treatments:

COVID-19 is not a viral pneumonia. It is a viral vascular endotheliitis and attacks the lining of blood vessels, particularly the small pulmonary alveolar capillaries, leading to endothelial cell activation and sloughing, coagulopathy, sepsis, pulmonary edema, and ARDS-like symptoms. This is a disease of the blood and blood vessels. The circulatory system. Any pneumonia that it causes is secondary to that. In severe cases, this leads to sepsis, blood clots, and multiple organ failure, including hypoxic and inflammatory damage to various vital organs, such as the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, kidneys, and intestines. Some of the most common laboratory findings in COVID-19 are elevated D-dimer, elevated prothrombin time, elevated C-reactive protein, neutrophilia, lymphopenia, hypocalcemia, and hyperferritinemia, essentially matching a profile of coagulopathy and immune system hyperactivation/immune cell exhaustion. COVID-19 can present as almost anything, due to the wide tropism of SARS-CoV-2 for various tissues in the body's vital organs. While its most common initial presentation is respiratory illness and flu-like symptoms, it can present as brain inflammation, gastrointestinal disease, or even heart attack or pulmonary embolism. COVID-19 is more severe in those with specific comorbidities, such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. This is because these conditions involve endothelial dysfunction, which renders the circulatory system more susceptible to infection and injury by this particular virus. The vast majority of COVID-19 cases are mild and do not cause significant disease. In known cases, there is something known as the 80/20 rule, where 80% of cases are mild and 20% are severe or critical. However, this ratio is only correct for known cases, not all infections. The number of actual infections is much, much higher. Consequently, the mortality and morbidity rate is lower. However, COVID-19 spreads very quickly, meaning that there are a significant number of severely-ill and critically-ill patients appearing in a short time frame. In those who have critical COVID-19-induced sepsis, hypoxia, coagulopathy, and ARDS, the most common treatments are intubation, injected corticosteroids, and blood thinners. This is not the correct treatment for COVID-19. In severe hypoxia, cellular metabolic shifts cause ATP to break down into hypoxanthine, which, upon the reintroduction of oxygen, causes xanthine oxidase to produce tons of highly damaging radicals that attack tissue. This is called ischemia-reperfusion injury, and it's why the majority of people who go on a ventilator are dying. In the mitochondria, succinate buildup due to sepsis does the same exact thing; when oxygen is reintroduced, it makes superoxide radicals. Make no mistake, intubation will kill people who have COVID-19. The end-stage of COVID-19 is severe lipid peroxidation, where fats in the body start to "rust" due to damage by oxidative stress. This drives autoimmunity. Oxidized lipids appear as foreign objects to the immune system, which recognizes and forms antibodies against OSEs, or oxidation-specific epitopes. Also, oxidized lipids feed directly into pattern recognition receptors, triggering even more inflammation and summoning even more cells of the innate immune system that release even more destructive enzymes. This is similar to the pathophysiology of Lupus. COVID-19's pathology is dominated by extreme oxidative stress and neutrophil respiratory burst, to the point where hemoglobin becomes incapable of carrying oxygen due to heme iron being stripped out of heme by hypochlorous acid. No amount of supplemental oxygen can oxygenate blood that chemically refuses to bind O2. The breakdown of the pathology is as follows:

SARS-CoV-2 Spike binds to ACE2. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 is an enzyme that is part of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, or RAAS. The RAAS is a hormone control system that moderates fluid volume in the body and in the bloodstream (i.e. osmolarity) by controlling salt retention and excretion. This protein, ACE2, is ubiquitous in every part of the body that interfaces with the circulatory system, particularly in vascular endothelial cells and pericytes, brain astrocytes, renal tubules and podocytes, pancreatic islet cells, bile duct and intestinal epithelial cells, and the seminiferous ducts of the testis, all of which SARS-CoV-2 can infect, not just the lungs. SARS-CoV-2 infects a cell as follows: SARS-CoV-2 Spike undergoes a conformational change where the S1 trimers flip up and extend, locking onto ACE2 bound to the surface of a cell. TMPRSS2, or transmembrane protease serine 2, comes along and cuts off the heads of the Spike, exposing the S2 stalk-shaped subunit inside. The remainder of the Spike undergoes a conformational change that causes it to unfold like an extension ladder, embedding itself in the cell membrane. Then, it folds back upon itself, pulling the viral membrane and the cell membrane together. The two membranes fuse, with the virus's proteins migrating out onto the surface of the cell. The SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid enters the cell, disgorging its genetic material and beginning the viral replication process, hijacking the cell's own structures to produce more virus. SARS-CoV-2 Spike proteins embedded in a cell can actually cause human cells to fuse together, forming syncytia/MGCs (multinuclear giant cells). They also have other pathogenic, harmful effects. SARS-CoV- 2's viroporins, such as it's Envelope protein, act as calcium ion channels, introducing calcium into infected cells. The virus suppresses the natural interferon response, resulting in delayed inflammation. SARS-CoV-2 N protein can also directly activate the NLRP3 inflammasome. Also, it suppresses the Nrf2 antioxidant pathway. The suppression of ACE2 by binding with Spike causes a buildup of bradykinin that would otherwise be broken down by ACE2. This constant calcium influx into the cells results in (or is accompanied by) noticeable hypocalcemia, or low blood calcium, especially in people with Vitamin D deficiencies and pre-existing endothelial dysfunction. Bradykinin upregulates cAMP, cGMP, COX, and Phospholipase C activity. This results in prostaglandin release and vastly increased intracellular calcium signaling, which promotes highly aggressive ROS release and ATP depletion. NADPH oxidase releases superoxide into the extracellular space. Superoxide radicals react with nitric oxide to form peroxynitrite. Peroxynitrite reacts with the tetrahydrobiopterin cofactor needed by endothelial nitric oxide synthase, destroying it and "uncoupling" the enzymes, causing nitric oxide synthase to synthesize more superoxide instead. This proceeds in a positive feedback loop until nitric oxide bioavailability in the circulatory system is depleted. Dissolved nitric oxide gas produced constantly by eNOS serves many important functions, but it is also antiviral against SARS-like coronaviruses, preventing the palmitoylation of the viral Spike protein and making it harder for it to bind to host receptors. The loss of NO allows the virus to begin replicating with impunity in the body. Those with endothelial dysfunction (i.e. hypertension, diabetes, obesity, old age, African-American race) have redox equilibrium issues to begin with, giving the virus an advantage. Due to the extreme cytokine release triggered by these processes, the body summons a great deal of neutrophils and monocyte-derived alveolar macrophages to the lungs. Cells of the innate immune system are the first-line defenders against pathogens. They work by engulfing invaders and trying to attack them with enzymes that produce powerful oxidants, like SOD and MPO. Superoxide dismutase takes superoxide and makes hydrogen peroxide, and myeloperoxidase takes hydrogen peroxide and chlorine ions and makes hypochlorous acid, which is many, many times more reactive than sodium hypochlorite bleach. Neutrophils have a nasty trick. They can also eject these enzymes into the extracellular space, where they will continuously spit out peroxide and bleach into the bloodstream. This is called neutrophil extracellular trap formation, or, when it becomes pathogenic and counterproductive, NETosis. In severe and critical COVID-19, there is actually rather severe NETosis. Hypochlorous acid building up in the bloodstream begins to bleach the iron out of heme and compete for O2 binding sites. Red blood cells lose the ability to transport oxygen, causing the sufferer to turn blue in the face. Unliganded iron, hydrogen peroxide, and superoxide in the bloodstream undergo the Haber-Weiss and Fenton reactions, producing extremely reactive hydroxyl radicals that violently strip electrons from surrounding fats and DNA, oxidizing them severely.

This condition is not unknown to medical science. The actual name for all of this is acute sepsis. We know this is happening in COVID-19 because people who have died of the disease have noticeable ferroptosis signatures in their tissues, as well as various other oxidative stress markers such as nitrotyrosine, 4-HNE, and malondialdehyde. When you intubate someone with this condition, you are setting off a free radical bomb by supplying the cells with O2. It's a catch-22, because we need oxygen to make Adenosine Triphosphate (that is, to live), but O2 is also the precursor of all these damaging radicals that lead to lipid peroxidation. The correct treatment for severe COVID-19 related sepsis is non-invasive ventilation, steroids, and antioxidant infusions. Most of the drugs repurposed for COVID-19 that show any benefit whatsoever in rescuing critically-ill COVID-19 patients are antioxidants. N-acetylcysteine, melatonin, fluvoxamine, budesonide, famotidine, cimetidine, and ranitidine are all antioxidants. Indomethacin prevents iron-driven oxidation of arachidonic acid to isoprostanes. There are powerful antioxidants such as apocynin that have not even been tested on COVID-19 patients yet which could defang neutrophils, prevent lipid peroxidation, restore endothelial health, and restore oxygenation to the tissues. Scientists who know anything about pulmonary neutrophilia, ARDS, and redox biology have known or surmised much of this since March 2020. In April 2020, Swiss scientists confirmed that COVID-19 was a vascular endotheliitis. By late 2020, experts had already concluded that COVID-19 causes a form of viral sepsis. They also know that sepsis can be effectively treated with antioxidants. None of this information is particularly new, and yet, for the most part, it has not been acted upon. Doctors continue to use damaging intubation techniques with high PEEP settings despite high lung compliance and poor oxygenation, killing an untold number of critically ill patients with medical malpractice. Because of the way they are constructed, Randomized Control Trials will never show any benefit for any antiviral against COVID-19. Not Remdesivir, not Kaletra, not HCQ, and not Ivermectin. The reason for this is simple; for the patients that they have recruited for these studies, such as Oxford's ludicrous RECOVERY study, the intervention is too late to have any positive effect. The clinical course of COVID-19 is such that by the time most people seek medical attention for hypoxia, their viral load has already tapered off to almost nothing. If someone is about 10 days post-exposure and has already been symptomatic for five days, there is hardly any virus left in their bodies, only cellular damage and derangement that has initiated a hyperinflammatory response. It is from this group that the clinical trials for antivirals have recruited, pretty much exclusively.

In these trials, they give antivirals to severely ill patients who have no virus in their bodies, only a delayed hyperinflammatory response, and then absurdly claim that antivirals have no utility in treating or preventing COVID-19. These clinical trials do not recruit people who are pre-symptomatic. They do not test pre-exposure or post-exposure prophylaxis. This is like using a defibrillator to shock only flatline, and then absurdly claiming that defibrillators have no medical utility whatsoever when the patients refuse to rise from the dead. The intervention is too late. These trials for antivirals show systematic, egregious selection bias. They are providing a treatment that is futile to the specific cohort they are enrolling. India went against the instructions of the WHO and mandated the prophylactic usage of Ivermectin. They have almost completely eradicated COVID-19. The Indian Bar Association of Mumbai has brought criminal charges against WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan for recommending against the use of Ivermectin. Ivermectin is not "horse dewormer". Yes, it is sold in veterinary paste form as a dewormer for animals. It has also been available in pill form for humans for decades, as an antiparasitic drug. The media have disingenuously claimed that because Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug, it has no utility as an antivirus. This is incorrect. Ivermectin has utility as an antiviral. It blocks importin, preventing nuclear import, effectively inhibiting viral access to cell nuclei. Many drugs currently on the market have multiple modes of action. Ivermectin is one such drug. It is both antiparasitic and antiviral. In Bangladesh, Ivermectin costs $1.80 for an entire 5-day course. Remdesivir, which is toxic to the liver, costs $3,120 for a 5-day course of the drug. Billions of dollars of utterly useless Remdesivir were sold to our governments on the taxpayer's dime, and it ended up being totally useless for treating hyperinflammatory COVID-19. The media has hardly even covered this at all. The opposition to the use of generic Ivermectin is not based in science. It is purely financially and politically-motivated. An effective non-vaccine intervention would jeopardize the rushed FDA approval of patented vaccines and medicines for which the pharmaceutical industry stands to rake in billions upon billions of dollars in sales on an ongoing basis. The majority of the public are scientifically illiterate and cannot grasp what any of this even means, thanks to a pathetic educational system that has miseducated them. You would be lucky to find 1 in 100 people who have even the faintest clue what any of this actually means.

COVID-19 Transmission:

COVID-19 is airborne. The WHO carried water for China by claiming that the virus was only droplet-borne. Our own CDC absurdly claimed that it was mostly transmitted by fomite-to-face contact, which, given its rapid spread from Wuhan to the rest of the world, would have been physically impossible. The ridiculous belief in fomite-to-face being a primary mode of transmission led to the use of surface disinfection protocols that wasted time, energy, productivity, and disinfectant. The 6-foot guidelines are absolutely useless. The minimum safe distance to protect oneself from an aerosolized virus is to be 15+ feet away from an infected person, no closer. Realistically, no public transit is safe. Surgical masks do not protect you from aerosols. The virus is too small and the filter media has too large of gaps to filter it out. They may catch respiratory droplets and keep the virus from being expelled by someone who is sick, but they do not filter a cloud of infectious aerosols if someone were to walk into said cloud. The minimum level of protection against this virus is quite literally a P100 respirator, a PAPR/CAPR, or a 40mm NATO CBRN respirator, ideally paired with a full-body tyvek or tychem suit, gloves, and booties, with all the holes and gaps taped. Live SARS-CoV-2 may potentially be detected in sewage outflows, and there may be oral-fecal transmission. During the SARS outbreak in 2003, in the Amoy Gardens incident, hundreds of people were infected by aerosolized fecal matter rising from floor drains in their apartments.

COVID-19 Vaccine Dangers:

The vaccines for COVID-19 are not sterilizing and do not prevent infection or transmission. They are "leaky" vaccines. This means they remove the evolutionary pressure on the virus to become less lethal. It also means that the vaccinated are perfect carriers. In other words, those who are vaccinated are a threat to the unvaccinated, not the other way around. All of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in use have undergone minimal testing, with highly accelerated clinical trials. Though they appear to limit severe illness, the long-term safety profile of these vaccines remains unknown. Some of these so-called "vaccines" utilize an untested new technology that has never been used in vaccines before. Traditional vaccines use weakened or killed virus to stimulate an immune response. The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines do not. They are purported to consist of an intramuscular shot containing a suspension of lipid nanoparticles filled with messenger RNA. The way they generate an immune response is by fusing with cells in a vaccine recipient's shoulder, undergoing endocytosis, releasing their mRNA cargo into those cells, and then utilizing the ribosomes in those cells to synthesize modified SARS-CoV-2 Spike proteins in-situ. These modified Spike proteins then migrate to the surface of the cell, where they are anchored in place by a transmembrane domain. The adaptive immune system detects the non-human viral protein being expressed by these cells, and then forms antibodies against that protein. This is purported to confer protection against the virus, by training the adaptive immune system to recognize and produce antibodies against the Spike on the actual virus. The J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines do something similar, but use an adenovirus vector for genetic material delivery instead of a lipid nanoparticle. These vaccines were produced or validated with the aid of fetal cell lines HEK-293 and PER.C6, which people with certain religious convictions may object strongly to. SARS-CoV-2 Spike is a highly pathogenic protein on its own. It is impossible to overstate the danger presented by introducing this protein into the human body. It is claimed by vaccine manufacturers that the vaccine remains in cells in the shoulder, and that SARS- CoV-2 Spike produced and expressed by these cells from the vaccine's genetic material is harmless and inert, thanks to the insertion of prolines in the Spike sequence to stabilize it in the prefusion conformation, preventing the Spike from becoming active and fusing with other cells. However, a pharmacokinetic study from Japan showed that the lipid nanoparticles and mRNA from the Pfizer vaccine did not stay in the shoulder, and in fact bioaccumulated in many different organs, including the reproductive organs and adrenal glands, meaning that modified Spike is being expressed quite literally all over the place. These lipid nanoparticles may trigger anaphylaxis in an unlucky few, but far more concerning is the unregulated expression of Spike in various somatic cell lines far from the injection site and the unknown consequences of that.

Messenger RNA is normally consumed right after it is produced in the body, being translated into a protein by a ribosome. COVID-19 vaccine mRNA is produced outside the body, long before a ribosome translates it. In the meantime, it could accumulate damage if inadequately preserved. When a ribosome attempts to translate a damaged strand of mRNA, it can become stalled. When this happens, the ribosome becomes useless for translating proteins because it now has a piece of mRNA stuck in it, like a lace card in an old punch card reader. The whole thing has to be cleaned up and new ribosomes synthesized to replace it. In cells with low ribosome turnover, like nerve cells, this can lead to reduced protein synthesis, cytopathic effects, and neuropathies. Certain proteins, including SARS-CoV-2 Spike, have proteolytic cleavage sites that are basically like little dotted lines that say "cut here", which attract a living organism's own proteases (essentially, molecular scissors) to cut them. There is a possibility that S1 may be proteolytically cleaved from S2, causing active S1 to float away into the bloodstream while leaving the S2 "stalk" embedded in the membrane of the cell that expressed the protein. SARS-CoV-2 Spike has a Superantigenic region (SAg), which may promote extreme inflammation. Anti-Spike antibodies were found in one study to function as autoantibodies and attack the body's own cells. Those who have been immunized with COVID-19 vaccines have developed blood clots, myocarditis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bell's Palsy, and multiple sclerosis flares, indicating that the vaccine promotes autoimmune reactions against healthy tissue. SARS-CoV-2 Spike does not only bind to ACE2. It was suspected to have regions that bind to basigin, integrins, neuropilin-1, and bacterial lipopolysaccharides as well. SARS-CoV-2 Spike, on its own, can potentially bind any of these things and act as a ligand for them, triggering unspecified and likely highly inflammatory cellular activity. SARS-CoV-2 Spike contains an unusual PRRA insert that forms a furin cleavage site. Furin is a ubiquitous human protease, making this an ideal property for the Spike to have, giving it a high degree of cell tropism. No wild-type SARS-like coronaviruses related to SARS-CoV-2 possess this feature, making it highly suspicious, and perhaps a sign of human tampering. SARS-CoV-2 Spike has a prion-like domain that enhances its infectiousness. The Spike S1 RBD may bind to heparin-binding proteins and promote amyloid aggregation. In humans, this could lead to Parkinson's, Lewy Body Dementia, premature Alzheimer's, or various other neurodegenerative diseases. This is very concerning because SARS-CoV-2 S1 is capable of injuring and penetrating the blood-brain barrier and entering the brain. It is also capable of increasing the permeability of the blood-brain barrier to other molecules. SARS-CoV-2, like other betacoronaviruses, may have Dengue-like ADE, or antibody-dependent enhancement of disease. For those who aren't aware, some viruses, including betacoronaviruses, have a feature called ADE. There is also something called Original Antigenic Sin, which is the observation that the body prefers to produce antibodies based on previously-encountered strains of a virus over newly- encountered ones. In ADE, antibodies from a previous infection become non-neutralizing due to mutations in the virus's proteins. These non-neutralizing antibodies then act as trojan horses, allowing live, active virus to be pulled into macrophages through their Fc receptor pathways, allowing the virus to infect immune cells that it would not have been able to infect before. This has been known to happen with Dengue Fever; when someone gets sick with Dengue, recovers, and then contracts a different strain, they can get very, very ill. If someone is vaccinated with mRNA based on the Spike from the initial Wuhan strain of SARS-CoV-2, and then they become infected with a future, mutated strain of the virus, they may become severely ill. In other words, it is possible for vaccines to sensitize someone to disease.

There is a precedent for this in recent history. Sanofi's Dengvaxia vaccine for Dengue failed because it caused immune sensitization in people whose immune systems were Dengue-naive. In mice immunized against SARS-CoV and challenged with the virus, a close relative of SARS-CoV-2, they developed immune sensitization, Th2 immunopathology, and eosinophil infiltration in their lungs. We have been told that SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines cannot be integrated into the human genome, because messenger RNA cannot be turned back into DNA. This is false. There are elements in human cells called LINE-1 retrotransposons, which can indeed integrate mRNA into a human genome by endogenous reverse transcription. Because the mRNA used in the vaccines is stabilized, it hangs around in cells longer, increasing the chances for this to happen. If the gene for SARS-CoV-2 Spike is integrated into a portion of the genome that is not silent and actually expresses a protein, it is possible that people who take this vaccine may continuously express SARS-CoV-2 Spike from their somatic cells for the rest of their lives. By inoculating people with a vaccine that causes their bodies to produce Spike in-situ, they are being inoculated with a pathogenic protein. A toxin that may cause long-term inflammation, heart problems, and a raised risk of cancers. In the long-term, it may also potentially lead to premature neurodegenerative disease. Absolutely nobody should be compelled to take this vaccine under any circumstances, and in actual fact, the vaccination campaign must be stopped immediately.

COVID-19 Criminal Conspiracy:

The vaccine and the virus were made by the same people. In 2014, there was a moratorium on SARS gain-of-function research that lasted until 2017. This research was not halted. Instead, it was outsourced, with the federal grants being laundered through NGOs. Ralph Baric is a virologist and SARS expert at UNC Chapel Hill in North Carolina. This is who Anthony Fauci was referring to when he insisted, before Congress, that if any gain-of-function research was being conducted, it was being conducted in North Carolina. This was a lie. Anthony Fauci lied before Congress. A felony. Ralph Baric and Shi Zhengli are colleagues and have co-written papers together. Ralph Baric mentored Shi Zhengli in his gain-of-function manipulation techniques, particularly serial passage, which results in a virus that appears as if it originated naturally. In other words, deniable bioweapons. Serial passage in humanized hACE2 mice may have produced something like SARS-CoV-2. The funding for the gain-of-function research being conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology came from Peter Daszak. Peter Daszak runs an NGO called EcoHealth Alliance. EcoHealth Alliance received millions of dollars in grant money from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (that is, Anthony Fauci), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (part of the US Department of Defense), and the United States Agency for International Development. NIH/NIAID contributed a few million dollars, and DTRA and USAID each contributed tens of millions of dollars towards this research. Altogether, it was over a hundred million dollars. EcoHealth Alliance subcontracted these grants to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a lab in China with a very questionable safety record and poorly trained staff, so that they could conduct gain-of-function research, not in their fancy P4 lab, but in a level-2 lab where technicians wore nothing more sophisticated than perhaps a hairnet, latex gloves, and a surgical mask, instead of the bubble suits used when working with dangerous viruses. Chinese scientists in Wuhan reported being routinely bitten and urinated on by laboratory animals. Why anyone would outsource this dangerous and delicate work to the People’s Republic of China, a country infamous for industrial accidents and massive explosions that have claimed hundreds of lives, is completely beyond me, unless the aim was to start a pandemic on purpose. In November of 2019, three technicians at the Wuhan Institute of Virology developed symptoms consistent with a flu-like illness. Anthony Fauci, Peter Daszak, and Ralph Baric knew at once what had happened, because back channels exist between this laboratory and our scientists and officials. December 12th, 2019, Ralph Baric signed a Material Transfer Agreement (essentially, an NDA) to receive Coronavirus mRNA vaccine-related materials co-owned by Moderna and NIH. It wasn't until a whole month later, on January 11th, 2020, that China allegedly sent us the sequence to what would become known as SARS-CoV-2. Moderna claims, rather absurdly, that they developed a working vaccine from this sequence in under 48 hours. Stephane Bancel, the current CEO of Moderna, was formerly the CEO of bioMerieux, a French multinational corporation specializing in medical diagnostic tech, founded by one Alain Merieux. Alain Merieux was one of the individuals who was instrumental in the construction of the Wuhan Institute of Virology's P4 lab. The sequence given as the closest relative to SARS-CoV-2, RaTG13, is not a real virus. It is a forgery. It was made by entering a gene sequence by hand into a database, to create a cover story for the existence of SARS-CoV-2, which is very likely a gain-of-function chimera produced at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and was either leaked by accident or intentionally released. The animal reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 has never been found.

This is not a conspiracy "theory". It is an actual criminal conspiracy, in which people connected to the development of Moderna's mRNA-1273 are directly connected to the Wuhan Institute of Virology and their gain-of-function research by very few degrees of separation, if any. The paper trail is well-established. The lab-leak theory has been suppressed because pulling that thread leads one to inevitably conclude that there is enough circumstantial evidence to link Moderna, the NIH, the WIV, and both the vaccine and the virus's creation together. In a sane country, this would have immediately led to the world's biggest RICO and mass murder case. Anthony Fauci, Peter Daszak, Ralph Baric, Shi Zhengli, and Stephane Bancel, and their accomplices, would have been indicted and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Instead, billions of our tax dollars were awarded to the perpetrators. The FBI raided Allure Medical in Shelby Township north of Detroit for billing insurance for "fraudulent COVID-19 cures". The treatment they were using? Intravenous Vitamin C. An antioxidant. Which, as described above, is an entirely valid treatment for COVID-19-induced sepsis, and indeed, is now part of the MATH+ protocol advanced by Dr. Paul E. Marik. The FDA banned ranitidine (Zantac) due to supposed NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine) contamination. Ranitidine is not only an H2 blocker used as antacid, but also has a powerful antioxidant effect, scavenging hydroxyl radicals. This gives it utility in treating COVID-19. The FDA also attempted to take N-acetylcysteine, a harmless amino acid supplement and antioxidant, off the shelves, compelling Amazon to remove it from their online storefront. This leaves us with a chilling question: did the FDA knowingly suppress antioxidants useful for treating COVID-19 sepsis as part of a criminal conspiracy against the American public? The establishment is cooperating with, and facilitating, the worst criminals in human history, and are actively suppressing non-vaccine treatments and therapies in order to compel us to inject these criminals products into our bodies. This is absolutely unacceptable.

COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Links to Transhumanism:

This section deals with some more speculative aspects of the pandemic and the medical and scientific establishment's reaction to it, as well as the disturbing links between scientists involved in vaccine research and scientists whose work involved merging nanotechnology with living cells. On June 9th, 2020, Charles Lieber, a Harvard nanotechnology researcher with decades of experience, was indicted by the DOJ for fraud. Charles Lieber received millions of dollars in grant money from the US Department of Defense, specifically the military think tanks DARPA, AFOSR, and ONR, as well as NIH and MITRE. His specialty is the use of silicon nanowires in lieu of patch clamp electrodes to monitor and modulate intracellular activity, something he has been working on at Harvard for the past twenty years. He was claimed to have been working on silicon nanowire batteries in China, but none of his colleagues can recall him ever having worked on battery technology in his life; all of his research deals with bionanotechnology, or the blending of nanotech with living cells. The indictment was over his collaboration with the Wuhan University of Technology. He had double- dipped, against the terms of his DOD grants, and taken money from the PRC’s Thousand Talents plan, a program which the Chinese government uses to bribe Western scientists into sharing proprietary R&D information that can be exploited by the PLA for strategic advantage. Charles Lieber's own papers describe the use of silicon nanowires for brain-computer interfaces, or "neural lace" technology. His papers describe how neurons can endocytose whole silicon nanowires or parts of them, monitoring and even modulating neuronal activity. Charles Lieber was a colleague of Robert Langer. Together, along with Daniel S. Kohane, they worked on a paper describing artificial tissue scaffolds that could be implanted in a human heart to monitor its activity remotely. Robert Langer, an MIT alumnus and expert in nanotech drug delivery, is one of the co-founders of Moderna. His net worth is now $5.1 billion USD thanks to Moderna's mRNA-1273 vaccine sales. Both Charles Lieber and Robert Langer's bibliographies describe, essentially, techniques for human enhancement, i.e. transhumanism. Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum and the architect behind the so-called "Great Reset", has long spoken of the "blending of biology and machinery" in his books. Since these revelations, it has come to the attention of independent researchers that the COVID-19 vaccines may contain reduced graphene oxide nanoparticles. Japanese researchers have also found unexplained contaminants in COVID-19 vaccines. Graphene oxide is an anxiolytic. It has been shown to reduce the anxiety of laboratory mice when injected into their brains. Indeed, given SARS-CoV-2 Spike's propensity to compromise the blood-brain barrier and increase its permeability, it is the perfect protein for preparing brain tissue for extravasation of nanoparticles from the bloodstream and into the brain. Graphene is also highly conductive and, in some circumstances, paramagnetic.

In 2013, under the Obama administration, DARPA launched the BRAIN Initiative; BRAIN is an acronym for Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies®. This program involves the development of brain-computer interface technologies for the military, particularly non-invasive, injectable systems that cause minimal damage to brain tissue when removed. Supposedly, this technology would be used for healing wounded soldiers with traumatic brain injuries, the direct brain control of prosthetic limbs, and even new abilities such as controlling drones with one's mind. Various methods have been proposed for achieving this, including optogenetics, magnetogenetics, ultrasound, implanted electrodes, and transcranial electromagnetic stimulation. In all instances, the goal is to obtain read or read-write capability over neurons, either by stimulating and probing them, or by rendering them especially sensitive to stimulation and probing. However, the notion of the widespread use of BCI technology, such as Elon Musk's Neuralink device, raises many concerns over privacy and personal autonomy. Reading from neurons is problematic enough on its own. Wireless brain-computer interfaces may interact with current or future wireless GSM infrastructure, creating neurological data security concerns. A hacker or other malicious actor may compromise such networks to obtain people’s brain data, and then exploit it for nefarious purposes. However, a device capable of writing to human neurons, not just reading from them, presents another, even more serious set of ethical concerns. A BCI that is capable of altering the contents of one's mind for innocuous purposes, such as projecting a heads-up display onto their brain's visual center or sending audio into one’s auditory cortex, would also theoretically be capable of altering mood and personality, or perhaps even subjugating someone's very will, rendering them utterly obedient to authority. This technology would be a tyrant's wet dream. Imagine soldiers who would shoot their own countrymen without hesitation, or helpless serfs who are satisfied to live in literal dog kennels. BCIs could be used to unscrupulously alter perceptions of basic things such as emotions and values, changing people's thresholds of satiety, happiness, anger, disgust, and so forth. This is not inconsequential. Someone's entire regime of behaviors could be altered by a BCI, including such things as suppressing their appetite or desire for virtually anything on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Anything is possible when you have direct access to someone's brain and its contents. Someone who is obese could be made to feel disgust at the sight of food. Someone who is involuntarily celibate could have their libido disabled so they don't even desire sex to begin with. Someone who is racist could be forced to feel delight over cohabiting with people of other races. Someone who is violent could be forced to be meek and submissive. These things might sound good to you if you are a tyrant, but to normal people, the idea of personal autonomy being overridden to such a degree is appalling. For the wealthy, neural laces would be an unequaled boon, giving them the opportunity to enhance their intelligence with neuroprosthetics (i.e. an "exocortex"), and to deliver irresistible commands directly into the minds of their BCI-augmented servants, even physically or sexually abusive commands that they would normally refuse. If the vaccine is a method to surreptitiously introduce an injectable BCI into millions of people without their knowledge or consent, then what we are witnessing is the rise of a tyrannical regime unlike anything ever seen before on the face of this planet, one that fully intends to strip every man, woman, and child of our free will. Our flaws are what make us human. A utopia arrived at by removing people's free will is not a utopia at all. It is a monomaniacal nightmare. Furthermore, the people who rule over us are Dark Triad types who cannot be trusted with such power. Imagine being beaten and sexually assaulted by a wealthy and powerful psychopath and being forced to smile and laugh over it because your neural lace gives you no choice but to obey your master. The Elites are forging ahead with this technology without giving people any room to question the social or ethical ramifications, or to establish regulatory frameworks that ensure that our personal agency and autonomy will not be overridden by these devices. They do this because they secretly dream of a future where they can treat you worse than an animal and you cannot even fight back. If this evil plan is allowed to continue, it will spell the end of humanity as we know it.


The current pandemic was produced and perpetuated by the establishment, through the use of a virus engineered in a PLA-connected Chinese biowarfare laboratory, with the aid of American taxpayer dollars and French expertise. This research was conducted under the absolutely ridiculous euphemism of "gain-of-function" research, which is supposedly carried out in order to determine which viruses have the highest potential for zoonotic spillover and preemptively vaccinate or guard against them. Gain-of-function/gain-of-threat research, a.k.a. "Dual-Use Research of Concern", or DURC, is bioweapon research by another, friendlier-sounding name, simply to avoid the taboo of calling it what it actually is. It has always been bioweapon research. The people who are conducting this research fully understand that they are taking wild pathogens that are not infectious in humans and making them more infectious, often taking grants from military think tanks encouraging them to do so. These virologists conducting this type of research are enemies of their fellow man, like pyromaniac firefighters. GOF research has never protected anyone from any pandemic. In fact, it has now started one, meaning its utility for preventing pandemics is actually negative. It should have been banned globally, and the lunatics performing it should have been put in straitjackets long ago. Either through a leak or an intentional release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a deadly SARS strain is now endemic across the globe, after the WHO and CDC and public officials first downplayed the risks, and then intentionally incited a panic and lockdowns that jeopardized people's health and their livelihoods. This was then used by the utterly depraved and psychopathic aristocratic class who rule over us as an excuse to coerce people into accepting an injected poison which may be a depopulation agent, a mind control/pacification agent in the form of injectable "smart dust", or both in one. They believe they can get away with this by weaponizing the social stigma of vaccine refusal. They are incorrect. Their motives are clear and obvious to anyone who has been paying attention. These megalomaniacs have raided the pension funds of the free world. Wall Street is insolvent and has had an ongoing liquidity crisis since the end of 2019. The aim now is to exert total, full-spectrum physical, mental, and financial control over humanity before we realize just how badly we’ve been extorted by these maniacs. The pandemic and its response served multiple purposes for the Elite:

- Concealing a depression brought on by the usurious plunder of our economies conducted by rentier-capitalists and absentee owners who produce absolutely nothing of any value to society whatsoever. Instead of us having a very predictable Occupy Wall Street Part II, the Elites and their stooges got to stand up on television and paint themselves as wise and all-powerful saviors instead of the marauding cabal of despicable land pirates that they are. - Destroying small businesses and eroding the middle class. - Transferring trillions of dollars of wealth from the American public and into the pockets of billionaires and special interests. - Engaging in insider trading, buying stock in biotech companies and shorting brick-and-mortar businesses and travel companies, with the aim of collapsing face-to-face commerce and tourism and replacing it with e-commerce and servitization. - Creating a casus belli for war with China, encouraging us to attack them, wasting American lives and treasure and driving us to the brink of nuclear armageddon. - Establishing technological and biosecurity frameworks for population control and technocratic- socialist "smart cities" where everyone's movements are despotically tracked, all in anticipation of widespread automation, joblessness, and food shortages, by using the false guise of a vaccine to compel cooperation.

Any one of these things would constitute a vicious rape of Western society. Taken together, they beggar belief; they are a complete inversion of our most treasured values. What is the purpose of all of this? One can only speculate as to the perpetrators' motives, however, we have some theories. The Elites are trying to pull up the ladder, erase upward mobility for large segments of the population, cull political opponents and other "undesirables", and put the remainder of humanity on a tight leash, rationing our access to certain goods and services that they have deemed "high-impact", such as automobile use, tourism, meat consumption, and so on. Naturally, they will continue to have their own luxuries, as part of a strict caste system akin to feudalism. Why are they doing this? Simple. The Elites are Neo-Malthusians and believe that we are overpopulated and that resource depletion will collapse civilization in a matter of a few short decades. They are not necessarily incorrect in this belief. We are overpopulated, and we are consuming too many resources. However, orchestrating such a gruesome and murderous power grab in response to a looming crisis demonstrates that they have nothing but the utmost contempt for their fellow man. To those who are participating in this disgusting farce without any understanding of what they are doing, we have one word for you. Stop. You are causing irreparable harm to your country and to your fellow citizens. To those who may be reading this warning and have full knowledge and understanding of what they are doing and how it will unjustly harm millions of innocent people, we have a few more words. Damn you to hell. You will not destroy America and the Free World, and you will not have your New World Order. We will make certain of that.

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Good Old Boys Club

It might seem like cheering on a certain political party is exciting and fun, something like cheering on your favorite hockey team, and it might even make some people feel like they belong and give them a sense of team spirit but in actual fact party politics is the root of the problem. Think about all the time wasted during parliamentary debates while one party tries to berate another for their past or present mistakes. Last December Prime Minister Stephen Harper decided to prorogue government and a coalition was almost formed. So what happened next? Canada's leaders decided to take a recess. I believe that was bad timing considering the world was in the initial stages of a global meltdown. The whole December episode can be attributed to party style politics. Canadians were very lucky the global crisis didn't turn out far worse than it did. A much better, perhaps less flashy political system, would be comprised entirely of independent members who could vote their own conscience and not have to follow strick party guidelines. Canada is currently saddled with the old British parliamentry system which dates back hundreds of years. To quote the speaker of the house: "It's an adversarial system". It breeds suspicion and corruption.

Canada desperately needs a newer more modern and more efficient form of governance, a system that's more in tune with todays heavy demands for accountability and honesty. A system comprised entirely of independent members would make a lot more sense and would eliminate the need for the party based system. It would be a refreshing sight to see, not to mention much more productive, without the constant flurry of insults being thrown back and forth across the house floor. That isn't to say there wouldn't still be a few bad apples but the good old boys club would be gone thank god. Candidates for leadership could be chosen from among the more popular members who could run for Prime Minister. The people would still have a vote. There would be no more team to cheer on but perhaps we could all cheer about a better life style, more jobs for the unemployed and less corruption in government. It's a well known fact that if a party member doesn't toe the party line they're swiftly kicked out on their rear without so much as a thank you or goodbye. What this country really needs most is free independent thinking individuals running government. Not a bunch of yes men. It would be a nice change to see a few honest MP's switch to independent and a few more new candidates entering the race the next time an election rolls around. Get to work folks and start twittering your friends about this. You can be a big part in promoting the idea to others and that's important because this won't happen all by itself.

Ted McKeown � NBTV � August 4, 2009 - Revised August 26, 2009

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Deficit 50 Billion Dollars and Rising

Our financial model is not sustainable. Let me explain. Imagine there is no money in circulation so the bank issues the very first money in the world (lets say the amount is $100) and that's all that exists on earth. Now the bank wants that full amount back in one year plus 10 percent interest so the bank wants back $110. See the dilema? There is only $100 in circulation but to complete this transaction and pay the bank back is impossible unless another $10 dollars is created to pay off the interest. So they keep printing more and more money. It could even be said all credit is debt. Allan Brennan, the manager of economic analysis and forecasting with the Alberta government's Department of Infrastructure and Transportation, recently made this comment, "Debt is 470 per cent of the current economy, and the last time things were bad, in 1979, it was 300 per cent. We are probably beyond the point where that debt can ever be saved. This is a solvency crisis, not a liquidity crisis."

There is in fact a shortage of (REAL MONEY) in circulation. It's no wonder the world is in so much trouble. The TD bank is predicting a big jump in Bankruptcies this year. There were 10,578 personal bankruptcies filed during March of this year, up a staggering 57% from 6,736 in March 2008. Banks run this country and our elected members in office are just front men for the bankers. The USELESS regulations FLAHERTY passed to curb credit card interest rates are a classic example of how politicians WHIMP OUT and COWER IN FEAR when having to face greedy financial institutions. We regular Canadians don't really believe Globalization is helping. The track record certainly says otherwise. Free trade has only helped to pad the pockets of the rich. Our leaders have to say what the World Bank tells them to say. The global recession is going to last longer than a year or two. High interest rates and money supply are the reason the cycle starts. Banks tightnen the money supply and we go into a recession. Then they loosen the money supply and we go into a boom. It's also known as the boom bust cycle. Each time we enter recession the rich feast off the spoils.

Ted McKeown � NBTV � June 11, 2009

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Y2K fizzled - Then Came The Global Recession and FLU

There has been lots of talk in the news about Recessions and Depressions. I once heard the definition given by a radio commentator saying �what�s the difference between a recession and a depression? A recession, he said, is when my neighbor loses his job and a depression is when I lose my job�. Is the economic situation really all that bad you ask? Well it all depends on your perspective doesn�t it. Some people are going through some very tough times now and many will loose a lot. The TD bank is predicting a big jump in Bankruptcies this year. There were 10,578 personal bankruptcies filed during March of this year, up a staggering 57% from 6,736 in March 2008. Last year was not a bed of roses either. We already quoted the statistics for last year on this website so if you�ve been keeping up to speed you would already know that there was a flood of consumer bankruptcies last year. Why so many you ask? Well Credit card fees are the main reason as well as high personal loan interest rates which are much higher than the Bank of Canada�s interest rate. Another reason the world economy tanked is because of the Global integration of the World economies. The philosophy was that if we take money from the rich countries and give to the poorer ones we would equalize everything and everyone�s happy.

So along came NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and the European Union to fix things and make it better. Then there was the United Nations which was already set in place and the World Bank. They set to work putting the regulations in place to Equalize the world. There was a small problem though. The well to do countries had to give up some major concessions. Many gave up ground where they could not afford to do so. Many were told that it was all for the greater good but some had to give up more that others and some of the wealthy gave up nothing at all. The rich exploited the new partnerships that were being formed and the poor felt slighted. Then the backlash ensued. Wealthy countries were teetering on a financial abyss while the World Bank was saying everything is fine, we are still on track. Nothing could have been farther from the truth. This all happened very gradually of course so as to make it more palatable. I like to give this analogy by asking �How do you boil a frog with out it�s knowing?� You put it in a pot of luke warm water and turn up the heat up very slowly. The World Bank allowed our money supply to shrink in reality and boiled us all. Money is created by loosening up credit but with each dollar created there is interest attached to it. That interest attached is already debt as soon as it�s printed and the money needed to pay of that debt doesn�t exist so more money must be created to pay the new debt created and with each succeeding dollar created there is additional debt attached so you have an escalating situation like a dog chasing it�s tail running in circles trying to catch up. The problem is it can never catch up. Not using the existing financial formula. It could even be said that all credit is debt.

Did the plan to globalize the world fail? Once again it depends on your perspective. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The gap has been widening for years and only a few control the vast wealth in the world. During hard times big corporations buy up all the smaller companies that have failed under the economic pressure. Vulture groups swoop in and buy up these failed companies for pennies on the dollar. Many larger corporations continue to buy up other businesses until they have controlling interest in the market place or a � Monopoly�. Remember the Listeriosis outbreak last summer at Maple Leaf Foods, Well it also affected Schneiders, Shopsies and many other companies that are all really one and the same company. Only a handful of very wealthy control the world and that number are shrinking because they via amongst themselves for even higher positions of power. The rich will say globalization is working and yet the poor, who vastly outweigh the rich in numbers, will say that globalization isn�t working so take your pick. Maybe we would all like this new higher order to work but as it is structured today it simply doesn�t. That can be mainly attributed to stupid global fiscal policies that are archaic in nature and only designed to benefit the wealthy.

Ted McKeown � NBTV � May 2, 2009

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Mexican Swine Flu is Terrible to say the least

Strange swine flu mutation killing Mexicans. The only death reported in the U.S. was a visitor from Mexico. Why is the virus just killing the Mexican population? Is it a coincidence that they alone are suffering the worst of this crisis? The outbreak of swine flu comes at a bad time for Mexico when the country is already suffering tough economic conditions. The 39-year-old woman who was the first victim to die of the Mexican swine flu spent the last eight days of her life going from clinic to clinic to find out what was wrong with her. Doctors were baffled and it wasn't until after she died that the new virus was detected. She was a census taker for the southern state of Oaxaca. When the story first broke we were told it doesn't affect the very young or older population but now we learn that the first confirmed case was a four year old in Mexico who was lucky to survive the ordeal. The first U.S. death was a 23 month old baby boy visiting with his parents from Mexico. This mutation appearently contains three components including the swine flu, avian and also a human element which is unusual but probably why it spreads so fast. Experts say the drug Tamiflu and Relenza seem to be effective against the virus but it may take up to six months to develop a specific vaccine for this outbreak which has already spread around the globe even as far away as New Zealand, The U.S. declared a public health emergency Sunday to deal with the emerging new swine flu. In Mexico 56 people have died and possibly hundreds more have been infected because of an outbreak of swine flu. 13 cases have been confirmed in Canada. Four of those are in Nova Scotia, four more in Ontario and two are in BC. Grist Magazine just found a source that may link the swine flu epidemic to Smithfield Foods hog operation in Perote, Mexico in the state of Veracruz. The Spanish flu, which circled the world in 1918 and 1919 and killed at least 50 million people, was of the same general subtype (H1N1) as the virus in Mexico

Ted McKeown � NBTV � April 25, 2009

Local TV Programming Fund

CRTC announces that a local programming fund will be available for cable networks to improve local TV programming. No funds will be available for NBTV however. Once again, this leaves NBTV at a disadvantage and the ability for us to continue providing the highest quality TV programming for this area may suffer. This also affects our ability to compete with cable companies on a level playing field. If you have any concerns about this please contact NBTV. You may register your complaints by clicking here - click here for more information - click here to read CRTC Scandals

CRTC - New Media Hearings - 2009-02-28

The CRTC is presently conducting hearings in Gatineau Quebec to discuss new internet media and the importance of regulating, or not regulating, this new media to help foster a greater degree of Canadian content. The idea is to protect this vast realm so future Canadians can continue to enjoy Canadian films, movies and videos about Canada. How difficult could that be? It might seem a daunting and impossible task but that hardly needs to be the case. The CRTC could simply take small random samplelings of the internet to determine the approximate amount of Canadian content and whether that content has any value. It is however vitally important that we stake our claim to this relatively new medium now before other foreign media giants take over. I am just afraid that small internet tv stations, which do not receive funding, will be left behind in the mad rush to stake a claim. Small broadcasting stations like have not received any funding and must operate with one hand tied behind it's back. This means must compete against the already well established media giants that do receive funding. This practice is completely unacceptable and a complete contradiction to a fair and democratic process which this counrtry claims to hold in such high esteem. If this action is allowed to continue the internet which is often called the new media frontier will quickly become a joke. This does not mean to say we should throttle the internet or shut out certain groups. What the new policies should do is foster more Canadian content and better Canadian content while offering a level playing field for both old and new media. Worst case senerio is the CRTC will just see this as a new way to censor the internet which I hope is not the case but if they impose hefty licence fees on internet broadcasters and heavy handed regulations it would be worse than doing nothing at all. Lets hope they see the light and tread easy. This is a new frontier and we don't want to screw it up. More...

Ted McKeown � NBTV � April 15, 2009

Canada lost over 370,000 jobs since last October

Yes we're warning you, don�t read this story if you don't like bad news. Don't read this story if you're in denial about the economic situation in Ontario. Don't read this story if you like your news candy coated and don't read this story if your NOT looking for real answers and real solutions to the crisis that we find ourselves in right now. Finding some answers might keep this province and country from falling even deeper into a recession. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I am just the messenger. This may be one of the hardest stories I will ever cover because no matter how I tell it I am sure to ruffle some feathers and draw flak from all sides. Canada is a blessed nation with vast resources, resources that have been squandered and pilfered for years. This isn't the first time I've mentioned my displeasure over the practice of giving away our resources to certain, shall we say, unnamed entities. Those resources are ours too. They belong to Canadians "as a whole" It's our water, our oil, our minerals, our timber, our hydro and it's all being sold right out from under our feet. The average Canadian has not received fair compensation. Only recently the government mentioned selling off some crown assets to help pay off some of the debt that will result due to the recession.

Was the recession really an accident that just descended upon us or was it inevitable as I suspect. I believe it was inevitable because of greed and government mismanagement and bad decisions on the part of industry and financial institutions. Investors also made bad investment decisions. Stock holders didn't hold corporations accountable and governments didn't hold investors or corporations accountable. Is no-one accountable for this mess? Apparently not, if you believe Baystreet anyway. It just HAPPENED. That's the line they are stringing us. Well I am here to tell you the truth. You remember your history right? Government bureaucracy will often progress to a point where it becomes top-heavy. When it reaches that unstable condition it topples, much like it did in Rome.

Rome fell because of a massive bureaucratic system that grew bigger and bigger while bureaucrats continued to demand higher and higher taxes so as time went on the system became top heavy and collapsed under it's own weight. That's basically it in a nutshell but today it's much more complicated than that. What complicates it is the lack of transparency. I wish lawyers wouldn't use words like that so I will say lack of honesty in place of transparency because that's what it really boils down to. When oil prices started to sky-rocket in July the lawyers blamed it on lack of transparency, meaning the names of big companies trading oil were never known. They were kept secret. There dealings were going on without scrutiny and few people knew who they were. Secrecy, or lack of transparency, is a wonderful tool that the rich use to bilk the public and basically steal money only we can't really call it stealing because its condoned by the government so I will call it "legalized theft". Some government meetings and most corporate meetings are behind closed doors for a reason.

I am particularly disturbed by the government and municipal fees that buy you rights. You�re probable asking what I mean when I say �buy rights�. Here is an example. A friend of mine called city hall to inquire about starting a taxi business in North Bay. After being bounced around a few different departments it was determined that starting an independent taxi service was not a viable option, at least not at present. It is not possible at this time because quote �only a limited number of plates are available" A plate is required to become a broker and run a Taxi service. Then he was informed that even if a plate was available it would cost upwards of $12,000. WOW !!!! Just to put that into perspective NBTV has been running for three years at less than a quarter of that figure, even when you include our cable costs and upgrades. That's a lot of money just for the RIGHT to start a taxi business.

This added expense only serves to limit competition and stifle free enterprise. In Toronto there's been some discussion about street vendors selling food on the street and what should be done to regulate and improve the street vendor�s profession. To this end it was suggested that food vendors would have to buy a $27,000 food cart to sell gourmet food on the streets of Toronto. $27,000!!! Come on now. Forget the food cart, I can buy a very nice car right off the lot for HALF that price. Here's a thought I offer freely to all politicians and corporate welfare bums, take it or leave it: Try to be a little more frugal with the taxpayers money and a little more open about the decisions that effect us. Try to remember that you�re not gods gift to the universe and that others do exist and we all co-habitat the same world together. I hardly think MPP's giving themselves a $25,000 raise last year will be looked upon as being very frugal, especially in times like this when the average Canadian is struggling just to make ends meet. This article is for them. Try being a little more considerate of small business.

The average John Doe doesn�t have vast resources to draw upon when starting a business. Also, don't reward big business for dumb fiscal mismanagement while you penalize the poor. Canada is in trouble and Ontario is taking the full brunt of it. The manufacturing sector is suffering and it's been going on for a while now. Very little has been done to make our auto industry independent of foreign interest. We give away our resources and receive little in return. Every Canadian could easily be paid a royalty from the sale of these crown resources. Unfortunately they are gradually being striped away for the sake of a privileged few.

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Ted McKeown � NBTV � April 2, 2009

It's Called a Bail Out Package

Once again, world governments failed to look beyond the obvious reasons as to why so many business failures occured. The financial system, as it stands today, is flawed. Government plans to offer huge financial bail-outs to reward corporations and lending institutions for their fiscal miss-managment will only prolong the problem. More corporate accountability and fiscal management safeguards need to be in place to protect taxpayers money. Governments allowed dangerous bubbles to grow in the real estate and mortgage lending markets and in the energy stocks and commodities market. The skimming of profits in some markets was truly obscene as indicated by the massive oil profits raked in by Exxon and Esso. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. Some of the big players in the markets saw their investments double in only a few short months. A barrel of oil, for example, rose from $67 a barrel last year to $147 in July of 2008. The auto industry had plenty of time to retool their auto plants and start manufacturing more energy efficient vehicals but they would continue to drag their feet for years. When the time came, the Detroit three would fly to Washington in their corporate jets, hat in hand, looking for financial assistance. It's obvious from this grandiose display of extravagance that they still don't get it. Banks and lending institutions would stress borrowers to the limit for years with their high interest rates and high credit card fees knowing full well that the house of cards would come tumbling down some day. Even so, they continued in this indulgent practice with the comforting knowledge that if they would go running to the government screaming for help they would get bailed out again (that's right, again! - this isn't the first time folks). I guess it's easier to bail them out than the alternative which is to really fix the problem.

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New World Vision

World Vision stated recently that they could no longer meet their goal of feeding a quarter of the worlds starving children because of the rising cost of food. It's common knowledge that food costs are rising because fuel costs are rising and the two are closely connected. Are the oil barons getting too greedy? Is their greed costing lives in the third world? Should commodities speculation drive the cost of oil? Should people be gambling with oil commodities like gamblers play with poker chips? In reality peoples lives are at stake in this game. While Oil barons save money for their future generations and their great great grand children, poor children in Africa are starving right now. Oil companies find the oil so the government gives it all to the finder (the oil company) but do not the resources of Canada also belong to the citizens of Canada, at least in part. Shouldn't every Canadian receive a royalty on these oil profits, otherwise it's just first come first serve and to heck with the rest of the people that come along after the fact.

Some officials would argue that we do receive side benefits from those excessive oil profits but the truth is the average Canadian receives little or no benefit. Canada is the second largest country on earth. Our geography is spread out over a vast area. A low price for gas is critical here so commuters can travel to and from work and our economy can function normally. Without a sensible price for gas, this country's entire economy will become unstable as appears to already be happening. The manufacturing sector in Ontario is already faltering. If our politicians don't get their heads out of the sand and do something about this looming gas crisis the damage to our economy will be great. It is important to note here that the high cost of fuel will indirectly drive up the cost of everything else we purchase. If the price of gas reaches $1.40 per liter this summer as predicted, it will most likely trigger a recession which could last two years or longer.

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The global warming scare is bound to make cars the big culprit because they are gas powered vehicles so will anyone really be rushing out to buy a new gas powered car knowing new gas taxes are looming and oil reserves are in question? Oil companies often give mixed messages about just how much oil reserves remain so can we really trust them when they say there's still enough oil for the next decade? We see shortages of fuel in other countries today. When is it going to start here? Since oil companies sell gas and carmakers sell cars that use gas, it would seem to be mutually beneficial for them to continue the status-quo. What if everyone stopped buying cars? Perhaps that would send a message to them to do something. Perhaps then they might push harder for hydrogen or electric cars as an alternative mode of transportation.

Footnote to my story: Florida State Official and Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson says soaring gas prices could trigger an economic catastrophe rivaling the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Warren Buffett predicts a "long, deep" U.S. recession

Ted McKeown � NBTV � June 18, 2008

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