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May 9, 2020 at 18:40 #53129NodeGuest
Yesterday I promised to try to avoid questioning moderation for removing my posts. Well despite my best efforts I’ve been moderated again and I can’t for the life of me see why. I respectfully request an explanation to prevent recurrences. Why has my comment (pasted below) been moderated in first the “Civil Liberty Vanishes” thread, then the “backing-the-wrong-horseman” thread.
In “Civil Liberty Vanishes” thread, the given reason was “This appears to be nothing but the trashing of the character of a single individual, one who is not the subject of this thread.” The topic is civil liberties in reference to the lockdown, and Craig mentions lockdown in his first sentence. My comment highlights the track record of Neil Ferguson whose report was the trigger for lockdown. At that point 106 of the 114 comments on the page were about COVID-19, many of them on issues other than lockdown. I cannot see why my comment has been singled out as off-topic. Nonetheless, I then posted it to the 4 horsemen thread which is specifically about coronavirus, but again it has been removed by mods, this time without explanation.
Here’s is the comment in question :
“We repeatedly hear on this blog that the lockdown is based on science, and that the opinions of those who challenge it, including world-renowned experts in epidemiology, infectious diseases, virology, etc., can be discounted because they have not been published in scientific journals or peer-reviewed. I’ve only recently learned that the paper by Neil Ferguson on which lockdown was based was never published or peer reviewed, and is in fact just an internal departmental report from Imperial College. His computer model was based on undocumented, 13-year-old computer code, that was intended to be used for a feared influenza pandemic and “some of the major assumptions and estimates that are built in the calculations seem to be substantially inflated,” according to John Ioannidis, professor in disease prevention at Stanford University.
Ferguson has a track record for dreadful predictions based on his computer models. In the 2001 foot and mouth epidemic millions of cows and other livestock were killed based on his models which were later condemned by experts as “not fit for purpose” and seriously flawed.” In the aftermath, mega-farming conglomerates bought up bankrupt farms on the cheap, cost to the UK economy £10 billion. During the 2009 Swine Flu Ferguson predicted it would kill 65,000 people in the UK, but in fact 457 people died. Fortunes were made by the vaccine industry. He predicted 200 million would die of bird flu but only 282 did. More fortunes for vaccine makers. though.
Given Ferguson’s track record for making spectacularly inaccurate predictions which make fortunes for big business, and given that the paper which justified lockdown on the basis of 500,000 deaths was never scientifically published or peer reviewed, and given that big companies are now making fortunes from lockdown, and given that Ferguson’s latest prediction has again turned out to be spectacularly inaccurate, is anybody here beginning to have reservations about their support for lockdown?”May 12, 2020 at 12:40 #53275John GossGuest
You are not alone Node. I am having an ongoing dispute because of what I perceive to be a deliberate removal of a comment which does not fit a certain agenda, that is the one the majority believe due to wall-to-wall brainwashing from MSM. I will not reveal the comment and the argument until the dispute is settled.May 13, 2020 at 20:18 #53391ClarkGuest
Node has been temporarily banned for sock puppetry.
John, you may find some comments of mine in the Spam folder at your blog. There seems to be something wrong with my WordPress account that causes most of my comments to instantly disappear upon posting, at most blogs hosted by WordPress. I assume they’re disappearing into Spam.
John, I consider there to be a world war in progress. I doubt I could explain the severity of the situation to you, because I expect you’d react against and reject nearly everything I’d have to tell you. Our world is changing, thank the godess. The comet is coming. Do you like spiritual jazz, like John Coltrane?
All the many corpses begin to speak
What ignorance is cannot be argued over anymore
It is too late for pleading white picket dreams
Pull you off the fence, the world is shrinking
Rooted in a trivial concern, in interconnectedness
In the need to make face and keep up
And drown out the many voices within…
Denial, business as usual
So roll your eyes, shake your head, turn away and call me names
I’m okay with that, too proud
Unable to listen, we keep speaking
Moted by blood, unable to notice ourselves
Unable to stop and unwilling to learnMay 15, 2020 at 22:15 #53591John GossGuest
I am saddened to see the persecution of Node. Node supported my Big Rides for Palestine (which will not be taking place this year due to lockdown).
I am surprised Node resorted to sock-puppetry. With the ban of course the action he/she took cannot be defended but perhaps it was done out of frustration.
I found seven comments of yours in my Spam folder, four of them clones of comments that got through. You should have a word with WordPress to see what’s going on.
Sorry, I’m not familiar with John Coltrane’s work.May 16, 2020 at 00:21 #53595ClarkGuest
I tried to post on the WordPress help forum, but… well, the WordPress help forum is a WordPress site, so of course the spam filter ate it! It was very frustrating. I tried to post a comment on Ben Goldacre’s blog on the day that Robert Persig died, but Goldacre’s Bad Science blog is hosted on WordPress, but it went to spam. So I tried to get help at WordPress, and that went to spam too. I think I e-mailed WordPress as well, but never got a reply. I was feeling down so I just gave up.
I’m sure Node was frustrated. You get frustrated too. If I had the money I’d redo Cole’s experiments and prove my point to you, but I doubt it’d change your mind, or Node’s.
“Time for bed” said Zebedee.May 16, 2020 at 00:25 #53596ClarkGuest
Fear of Music – Mind – Talking heads
Time won’t change you
Money won’t change you
I haven’t got the faintest idea
Everything seems to be up in the air at this time
I need something you change your mind
Drugs won’t change you
Religion won’t change you
Science won’t change you
Looks like I can’t change you
I try to talk to you, to make things clear
But you’re not even listening to me…
And it comes directly from my heart to you…
May 16, 2020 at 10:28 #53608John GossGuest
If you redo Cole’s experiments can you make the models progressively stronger towards the bottom as they were in reality please?May 16, 2020 at 12:34 #53612ClarkGuest
We could do that, and any number of experiments if you can think of a way of funding it. I have no incentive to; the maths is convincing enough for me. If I had spare funds I’d probably set up a community educational reclamation, repair and construction workshop, to empower people about the technology they’re embedded in.