Saturday, May 23, 2020

SOCIAL CREDIT IN CHINA

Here is a video from the post from one of my friends on Facebook . A frightening future awaits us if this is indeed the "blueprint" and example for our governments!

PLEASE NOTE - THE VIDEO FROM FACEBOOK MUST HAVE BEEN DELETED
HERE IS A SIMILAR VERSION ON YOUTUBE: 



This was the full text of the Post: 

China has shown us excellent ways of dealing with "The Situation", and these ways are being emulated by our glorious leaders. Our leaders also mentioned Big Data, and other stuff. Just by the way, without too much attention placed on it. They are easing us into it, not too much at once, allowing us to get used to the idea, so we can accept it more easily. I think it's not bad to be informed about various great trends that are on the rise. I already posted a little bit about this earlier. It is seen as a helpful development of society which benefits people tremendously, as you will hear several of them explain: "It's a good thing! A society has to have rules." Therefore, any and all rules, whatever they may be, are a good thing! You see? It's a remarkable logic... And so, as long as you live life exactly according to specifications, there are perks to be had, like paying only half the bus fare. Do you remember when you saw Asian tourists walking around with protective face masks, and you thought that was weird?(Yes, I have asked this question before.) This year, you have witnessed the birth of a new narrative. It grabbed hold of many, creating a wide-spread paralyses of the spirit. Trapped within fear, it was additionally reinforced by a dictated pretense of "caring for others". Removing some of the new regulations, by way of demonstration etc., isn't going to do much. The narrative is a power-tool, it is an enabler. THAT is the single most important thing to keep in mind. It allows for almost anything to be pushed through, "in the name of the narrative". On the other side of this narrative are love, nature, the human spirit... I think some of you have forgotten how powerful it can be. The human spirit is immeasurable, and uncontainable.... UNLESS, we detain it ourselves, or allow others to convince us of mental/emotional traps. 

I wrote this text two weeks ago, but decided not to share it back then, but... why not. It's just information, about a "great new trend", and some thoughts. It can't harm to know a bit more, right? Oh! Starting Monday, the Bank Austria will be measuring the customers' temperature at the entrance. A heightened temperature or refusal to be measured means denial of service. There is absolutely no justification for that at this point, in Austria, but they don't need a justification, you see? They have the narrative. That's all they need.

The original post on Facebook had been deleted 
what you see here is a copy from the text that went with a uploaded video

SINCE I WAS EDITING THIS ANYWAY, here a some other videos on the subject:






A Illustration of the system:





click above to see it larger - opens in new tab
read the article about it below


An Introduction to China’s Social Corporate Credit System

China’s social credit system is a database or set of databases that keep up-to-date information on the behavior of individuals, corporations, and governmental entities across China.  The social credit system has some similarities with the credit ratings provide for individuals and corporations in other countries, but captures information on a wider variety of behaviors.
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Über die Irrtümer eines zirkulären Arguments

Glaube an Verschwörungstheorien :Von bösen Mächten wunderbar geborgen

Es handelt sich hier um ein Essay von Anselm Neft in ZEIT ONLINE:

Über das Coronavirus zirkulieren sogenannte Verschwörungstheorien. Manche Menschen glauben an sie. Und als Glauben lässt sich das Phänomen auch am ehesten analysieren.
WEITERLESEN und danach meine Einschätzung davon:

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clickbait: this digital image of mine, PIXELPUSH MIRROR , has nothing to do with the subject.

Über die Irrtümer eines zirkulären Arguments


Ein kreisförmiges Argument, über drei Seiten, ohne zu definieren, was eine Verschwörungstheorie eigentlich ist, außer dass es alles sein muss, was gegen das verstößt, was der Autor selbst glaubt.

Die Verknüpfung mit Artikeln in diesem Essay die selbst auf ähnliche Weise verfasst wurden, ohne wissenschaftliche Beweise zu zitieren, bestätigt nur, was offensichtlich ist, dass es sich um ein Zirkelargument handelt.

Die Definition eines kreisförmigen Arguments ist Zirkulares Denken (lateinisch: circulus in probando, "Kreis beim Beweisen"; auch als zirkuläre Logik bekannt) ist ein logischer Irrtum, bei dem der Denker mit dem beginnt, womit er zu enden versucht. Die Komponenten eines Zirkelarguments sind häufig logisch gültig, denn wenn die Prämissen wahr sind, muss die Schlussfolgerung wahr sein.

Angenommen dies wäre eine akademische Abhandlung so wäre diese mit nicht genügend zu beurteilen.

Wenn ich zum Beispiel über Verschwörungstheorien spreche, dann nenne ich konkrete Beispiele, wie dieses hier:

der Standard, 27. April 2020

In einer Sitzung im März wurde Ö1 zufolge darüber gesprochen, mit der Angst der Bevölkerung zu spielen. Es soll sich um einen "Gedankenaustausch" gehandelt haben.

Beispiele von wilden Verschwörungstheorien gibt es genug, doch diese sind von Seiten der Regierung und den Medien geschürt nachdem das alte Angstmacher Protokoll aufgedeckt wurde. Jetzt wird verzweifelt was Neues gesucht damit man sagen kann: es ist Alles viel schlimmer als bisher geglaubt, Nur Bill Gates kann uns retten.

Nur, dass die selber nicht daran glauben und in den öffentlichen Aussendungen ein Kasperltheater vorführen, das beweist eben das Video vom Kleinwalsertal.


Monatelang predigte der Kanzler Social Distancing - und dann diese Rudelbildung bei seiner ersten Reise nach 10 Wochen. Das Netz quillt über mit bissigen Kommentaren zum Kurz-Fauxpas.


Bad in der Menge anstatt Abstand: Kurz-Besuch im Kleinwalsertal schlägt weiter Wellen.

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Was ich schon öfter sagte wegen Impfstoffe die in 18 Monaten durchgepeitscht werden sollen (wer kümmert sich eigentlich um medizinisches Protokoll?): die können es gerne an sich selbst ausprobieren, und ich warte geduldig auf die Ergebnisse (wie z.B. die Schweinegrippe Impfung).

Note:
also published as a Note on Facebook

GENETIC VACCINES AGAINST COVID-19 - a critique by Biologist Clemens G. Arvay


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source: screenclip from his latest video featured below
Clemens G. Arvay, MSc, is an Austrian biologist and author who specialized in medical ecology. He graduated in Plant Science (MSc) at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, as well as Landscape Ecology (BSc) at Graz University. His work is centered on the relation between biodiversity and health, whereby he focuses on the health-promoting influences of ecosystems in context with evidence-based preventive and complementary medicine. ..... Read More About

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Corona Update from Vienna

First part published 2 days ago on HIVE

https://hive.blog/coronavirus/@thermoplastic/corona-update-from-vienna

additional Updates added March 26th

SARS-Cov-2 UPDATE FROM VIENNA


I blogged several times about the Corona Virus, and a good summary can be found on this one
SARS-Cov-2 - the dreaded Corona Virus

it has all the links on it to previous blogs.
Since March 10th I've been in Self-Quarantine, but did go out shopping for food and a short walk on March 20th. So here is a Update from that walk - I took a couple of photos and shot a video, which I processed yesterday and finally posted on YouTube today.
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a ten minute walk from where I live in Vienna - Floridsdorf

SARS-Cov-2 - VIENNA - Floridsdorf, Franz Jonas Platz
20.3.2020 on location video by Otto Rapp
Music by David Fesliyan - "Villainous" - FesliyanStudios.com
A short walk in my neighborhood - I've been in self-quarantine for 10 days, except for shopping for groceries I pretty well stayed inside. This is about a 10 minute walk from my apartment. It is the transportation hub of our district.
Now if you compare the photo on top and the cover image of the video, you might see that the group of 5 police, I assume once they discovered I was taking a video, all of a sudden started paying attention to the people (regulars that usually hang out there, getting their beer from the grocery stores across the plaza). My first observation was that the police were just standing there in a group, certainly not keeping the prescribes "social distance", no protection and acting as if they were "immune" to the virus that our Government is warning about and enforcing restrictions on us mere mortals.

Again today, I checked the Johns Hopkins University Update and found something different in their reporting from previous days. The graph on the bottom right does not show the curve for China, nor for recorded cases, together with "the rest of the world" as previously, but now just one single curve of overall cases.
The orange curve represents China, the yellow curve the rest of the world, and the green curve the recovered cases.
On two previous occasions I had taken screen shot of the zoomed graph to compare. See below:
2020-03-16
Corona graph 2020-03-16.JPG

here I marked in red a significant rise in cases in China February 13th and correspondingly in the rest of the world a month later March 14th. At the time I thought that if things proceed like this, we could see a flattening of the curve for us the same way as for China. But this was not the case as you can see in the following screen shot three days later.
2020-03-19
CORONA graph 2020-03-19.JPG

as you can see here, the J-curve for the rest of the world is shooting up rapidly, no sign of flattening down! While I looked on subsequent days, I did not take screen shots, unfortunately. There was a slight slowing down, but barely noticeable. So today, I was surprised to see that the format changed and we no longer see the other curves, see the screenshot below.
2020-03-23
CORONA graph 2020-03-23.JPG

this is now a bare-bones graph that only shows the rest of the world, but not China, nor a curve for recovered cases - if they did, the contrast would be rather frightening to see, indicating how inadequate "our" responses were in comparison to China.
This is it for now - stay save everyone - avoid crowds, wash your hands often and follow the prescribed restrictions - if you are in a risk group, it would make sense to self-quarantine.



UPDATE SPECIFIC FOR VIENNA
March 26th 2020

PRAXISPLAN ÄRZTEKAMMER WIEN



A very informative note appears on the website of my Internist, very important if you are just looking to get a prescription, because now you won't have to visit the doctors office, but can do so electronically:



Liebe PatientInnen!

Auch während der Corona-Krise sind wir selbstverständlich weiterhin für Sie bzw. für Ihre Gesundheit im Einsatz und betreuen auch weiterhin PatientInnen.

Akute Beschwerden

Da sehr viele Spitalsambulanzen derzeit einen eingeschränkten Betrieb führen, übernehmen wir vermehrt die Betreuung von Patienten mit akuten Beschwerden. Idealerweise kontaktieren Sie uns vorher bitte telefonisch oder per e-Mail zwecks Terminvereinbarung.

Bestehende Termine

Bestmöglich können wir Ihnen helfen, wenn Sie zu Ihrem Termin persönlich erscheinen.
Sollten Sie zur Risikogruppe gehören und somit Befürchtungen vor einer Ansteckung haben und die Öffentlichkeit meiden, bieten wir Ihnen auch eine telefonische Betreuung an.
Grundsätzlich sind die Folgen von unerkannten oder nicht gut behandelten Herz-Kreislauferkrankungen immer noch schwerwiegender als bei einer Erkrankung durch das  Corona Virus.

Rezepte

Rezepte für Ihre Dauermedikamente können entweder telefonisch, per e-mail (office@internist-nord.at) oder über das Formular „Rezeptvorbestellung“ auf unserer Homepage (www.internist-nord.at) bestellt werden. Die Rezepte werden von uns in der Rosen-Apotheke (1210, Brünner Straße 37) hinterlegt, wo Sie dann Ihre Medikamente ab dem nächsten Werktag mit Ihrer E-Card abholen können. Alternativ können wir Rezepte per e-mail an Ihre Wunsch-Apotheke zuschicken.
Bitte halten Sie zu anderen Patienten in der Ordination möglichst Abstand (mind. 1 Meter) und desinfizieren sie Ihre Hände sofort nach dem Betreten der Ordination.
Gemeinsam verhindern wir mit dieser Vorgehensweise die weitere Ausbreitung der Corona-Infektion!

Ihr Team Gruppenpraxis Internist-Nord.at

Falls Sie befürchten, an Corona erkrankt zu sein, bleiben Sie bitte zu Hause und rufen Sie die Tel. Nr. 1450 an!

ENGLISH TRANSLATION:

Dear patients!

Even during the Corona crisis, we are of course still working for you and your health and continue to look after patients.

Acute complaints

Since a large number of hospital outpatient departments are currently running a restricted operation, we are increasingly taking care of patients with acute complaints. Ideally, please contact us in advance by phone or email to make an appointment.

Existing appointments

We can help you as best as possible if you appear in person at your appointment.If you belong to the risk group and are therefore afraid of infection and avoid the public, we also offer you telephone support. Basically, the consequences of undetected or poorly treated cardiovascular diseases are still more serious than those caused by the corona virus.

Prescriptions

Prescriptions for your long-term medication can be ordered either by phone, e-mail (office@internist-nord.at) or using the "Prescription pre-order" form on our homepage (www.internist-nord.at). We store the prescriptions in the Rosen-Apotheke (1210, Brünner Straße 37), where you can pick up your medication with your e-card on the next working day. Alternatively, we can send prescriptions to your desired pharmacy by e-mail. Please keep as far as possible from other patients in the ordination (at least 1 meter) and disinfect your hands immediately after entering the ordination.Together we prevent the further spread of the corona infection with this procedure!

Your team group practice Internist-Nord.at

If you are concerned about Corona, please stay at home and call 1450!


Friday, March 20, 2020

SARS-Cov-2 - the dreaded Corona Virus




I have posted about the Corona Virus several times - you will find links to my previous posts further down. I have been in Self-Quarantine since last Tuesday, leaving my apartment only a few times for grocery shopping (just across the street from my place). The last time I was further away was at my studio across town on Monday, March 9th. Everything seemed still normal at that time. But since then measures had been introduced that severely restricted peoples movements. Watching the news mainly on my laptop, I seen reports with photos and videos of near empty streets downtown Vienna, where normally large crowds (mostly tourists) are mingling, sidewalk cafes and restaurants filled with people. But now, everything is closed except essentials: grocery stores, pharmacies and "Trafik" (tobacco shops) - right, smoking seems to be essential; and booze you can get at the grocery store. So we are all set, yahoo!
But the images and videos of near empty streets and plazas reminded me of surrealist views, such as Giorgio de Chirico, or the artist that had a great influence on me, Max Ernst.
This sort of depressing, near deserted scenery I painted on many occasions, ruins of civilizations, a unreal nightmare of a dystopian future. It was to be a excursion into my inner universe, a sort of catharsis to paint my deep-seated fears away. In those days when these works were created, I did not imagine that I would actually ever live in such a reality. Nobody I know and had talked to in these past days and weeks has ever experienced anything like that. I grew up in the post-WWII streets of Vienna among ruins, and I was in Canada when SARS broke out 2002-2003, but I cannot remember anything like what we experience now.
Here are two of such paintings from the depths of my imagination
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BOGOMIL'S TEMPLE - no date (around 2000) - acrylic on paper
BOGOMIL'S TEMPLE (detail)
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BOGOMIL'S LOST CITY
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acrylic on canvas . 51cm x 76cm - 1976

Before I go any further, here are links to previous blogs about the subject of SARS-Cov-2 - called Coronavirus. The first one began as a spoof when I found some silly postings concerning the Mexican Corona Beer, but while writing (and updating) it, I became more serious and included a lot of useful information.
Drinkers are confusing Corona Beer with the Corona Virus
on this post, I included a link to my Blogger which initially just mirrored the Steemit post, but later on,
I kept updating the blogger with additional information.
18 days ago, I posted a update (using a Bosch painting as the lead image):
CORONA VIRUS - UPDATES
I refrained in that one to joke about it, I was all serious for a change
A week or so ago, I posted this in the Austrian Community - it is in German only, so you might want to use Google Translate:
Angst und Schrecken - das Coronavirus geht um - und somit auch die Volksverdummung
Finally, again in the Austrian Community I could not help myself and put up a spoofy post in reaction to the announcement of our Government that put in severe restrictions:
WARNUNG - SARS-Cov-2 - CORONAVIRUS
in German again, but on this one I included a English translation on the bottom.

Before I get to the vital information, I want you to be aware that there is a lot of misinformation going on - up to the point of total stupidity and even frightening radical theories so far removed from sanity and reality you'd wonder who could believe this - but from the messages I receive, and postings I see on social media, I am beginning to question the sanity of some (or even a large number of) people. Even some people I know and never before suspected that they might be mental!
Hysteria, Conspiracy Theories and Fake News
First of, the nastiest and scariest one:
Far-right QAnon nutcases see Tom Hanks' coronavirus diagnosis
as sure sign of looming mass arrests


Getty images via Daily Kos
There are many more, but let it be at that. There are quacks around, and they are well known to most but there are also a lot of people that eat out of their hands and believe anything they say (or peddle):
NY Attorney General Orders Alex Jones To Stop Peddling Fake Coronavirus Treatments

Getty Images via Forbes
A Televangelist Peddling Silver As A Fake Cure For Coronavirus
Has Been Warned By Officials To Stop


Facebook / Vital Silver Wellness via Buzzfeed News

This was just a small sampling of what crazy shit is out there. Now lets get to the serious stuff that is of interest.
For those of you who want PROPER Information - but it may be a bit hard to follow, since it is geared toward medical professionals and medicine students.
Roger Seheult, MD
here is his YouTube channel MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY
particularly one video I found very interesting (not the latest one):
Coronavirus Pandemic Update 37: The ACE-2 Receptor
The Doorway to COVID-19 (ACE Inhibitors & ARBs)


there is a whole series on the Coronavirus Pandemic, so check the Playlist
by the time you did, you would be ready to write your medical exam!


You could also compare what is in this video about ACE Receptors to this information from Belgum (in German) about research into Antibodies against Covid 19:
Gute Nachricht: Belgische Forscher finden Antikörper gegen Covid-19

Image: Das VIB-Gent hat einen Erfolg im Kampf gegen das neuartige Coronavirus verbucht. | Foto: belga
Coronavirus myths and misinformation, debunked
(CNN) As the novel coronavirus -- and panic about the coronavirus -- continues to spread around the world, so too are bogus claims, conspiracy theories and misinformation about the disease.
There's so much inaccurate information floating around out there that the World Health Organization is calling it an "infodemic." In perhaps the clearest sign of the times, WHO has joined TikTok to help set the record straight.
Links in this quote: coronaviruscontinues to spread and infodemic - read the entire article and watch the CNN video HERE
In all this bleak scenario, there are some glimmers of hope:
Interview

Corona Is Slowing Down, Humanity Will Survive, Says Biophysicist Michael Levitt

Michael Levitt. Photo: Reuters
Coronavirus: Five Reasons for Optimism

A bus in Israel getting disinfected. Photo: Motti Kimchi
The Single Most Important Lesson From the 1918 Influenza

St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps workers and ambulances waiting to receive influenza patients in 1918.Credit...via Library of Congress, via Associated Press

Update - Important Link

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Saturday, February 29, 2020

TROLLS AND BULLIES ON THE STEEMIT PLATFORM


A RATHER WEIRD EXCHANGE ON STEEMIT  
THIS IS JUST A PORTION OF THE TREAD I AM TRYING TO PRESERVE BY COPY/PASTE 

because I suspect that since ones comments are editable, the remarks made could well be changed, but here I want to preserve EXACTLY what was written at the time.

The time copied is 4 PM Central European Time on February 29th 2020

To see the entire post and additional related comments, please go to

ABOUT MY WORK - Cross-post in the OnChainArt Community on Steemit














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in OnChainArt • 4 hours ago
whom are you talking to? are you talking to me or @midlet in the tread with @guiltyparties ? and who do you assume you are - WE ? Now you pretend to be Anonymous? You are not a jaguar either, more like a sailcat (look it up, since you are so good at research).
OCA Bad Cop - lmao - you are so pretentious!






 1 hour ago (edited)
whom are you talking to?
When I issue a comment in reply to another comment, Im (obviously) talking to the person who made that comment, in this case you, its not quantum physics....
OCA Bad Cop - lmao - you are so pretentious!
If you don't like the name of the role you can talk to the person who created it you fucking imbecile, which is (again, obviously) the founder of the community.
Have a wonderful day.








So what about the Anonymous quote in your comment (without attribution)
"We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us."
- are you not plagiarizing?

Source
So now you are resorting to cheap insults - again, are you talking about the founder of the community @midlet ? or maybe you should clear with @guiltyparties if your conduct and language is acceptable to use when you (pretend?) to speak for @steamcleaners
If you don't like the name of the role you can talk to the person who created it you fucking imbecile, which is (again, obviously) the founder of the community.


 39 minutes ago (edited)
are you not plagiarizing?
When something is within quotes that implies that the person quoting it did not create the text, Mr. imbecile.
are you talking about the founder of the community midlet ?
Yes Mr. imbecile, obviously the name of the roles in a community are set by the community admins,
who did you think set the names of the roles? The users? the pope? your mom? Britney Spears or who?

 thermoplastic (65) 30 minutes ago (edited)
When something is within quotes that implies that the person quoting it did not create the text, Mr. imbecile.
you know everyone can see who and what kind of infantile troll you are. So if you put something into quotation marks it is OK to use and not considered plagiarizing? Now you really lost it, but if true, then I could just put entire scraped posts within quotation marks and @steemcleaners would have to accept that? You obviously totally lost your marbles. Have a nice day, and don't put yourself deeper into the hole by commenting further.


I also posted a separate blog on Steemit that talks about this:

Selfie as Mr. Hyde 👹




Quoting some of the text - for the entire post, click the image above ▲

At one time, after having one account locked by Facebook (long story, check it out HERE) I opened a second account in order to be able to administrate my commercial pages, using this as my avatar (at first, I changed it since then). I described my profile as such:
Mr. Hyde - the evil twin


 READ MORE - THE REST OF THE STORY IS HERE



Addendum March 2020:
Who cares now - I moved to HIVE

hopefully won't have to deal with such miscreants there.