Fifty-four weeks have elapsed since the first death from Covid-19 was recorded in the UK. Since 5 March 2020 a further 125,689 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the disease. Positivity determined by the base metal standard PCR test is meaningless, making any chart or graph fabricated from Covid data suspect. But, heigh-ho…
The Covid Death figures are taken from Worldometer. The UK Office of National Statistics have offered a provisional figure of 604,045 deaths from all causes for 2020. This is 23,927 fewer than the estimate on which I based some of my Covid charts last year. I divided that larger total into equal daily amounts. I have now taken the weekly ONS figures for deaths by influenza (including Covid) and pneumonia and and applied their “proportions” to the AllCauses to reflect seasonality somwhat.
The chart above shows the UK’s double hump Second Wave lasting twice as long as the First – from around Day 280 last year to Day 76 this year (yesterday).
The curve of the Second Wave may or may not be about to flatten. Whatever, it is going to begin mixing its green colour with last year’s yellow by the weekend.
It is anyone’s guess what this chart will look like in 180 days time.
Warmer weather is coming, so instances of respiratory illness are going to look like Days 220 to 250 last year.
And we now have “the vaccines”. Will these make Covid-19 deaths a thing of the past? All easily accessed reports from the Greatest Vaccinated Nation on Earth point to a rosy future. But “flat-lining” can have two very different meanings when applied to graphs and diseased human beings in hospitals.
The recent missile attack on Syria by 4 Israeli F-16s was instrumental in the downing of a Russian Il-2 reconnaissance plane. The official Federation narrative accuses one of the F-16s of “hiding” behind the much larger aircraft. The Syrian surface to air missile, locked onto the Israeli jet, turned sharply in the last seconds and brought down the Il-2. The Israeli Defence Force claims that the four F-16s were in Israeli airspace when the fatal explosion took place.
One of the parties is lying. Perhaps both are. Missing from the Russian claim is any mention of the French frigate that was initially thought to be responsible for bringing the Il-2 down. The notion that the French committed a warlike act to draw a violent response from Russia, prompting FUKUS to pile in to avenge a NATO member is a bit far-fetched, but not impossible when you consider the human sacrifices globalists are prepared to make to get things rolling.
If that was the plan, it failed. Putin doesn’t take that sort of bait.
I have a not too distant memory of Hilary Clinton pressing for a no-fly zone over Syria. I know American Psychos feel entitled but that was ridiculous. But now, for a short while at least, there is a no-fly zone over Syria. Imposed by Russia. American and Israeli aircraft beware.
Another Russian response to the Israeli assault a few days ago is to revive the agreement to deliver S-300 missiles to Syria. Ever conciliatory, Putin put delivery on hold a few months ago when Israel objected, calling it an act of aggression. Vladimir Vladimirovich must have decided enough is enough.
I hope Russia, on Thursday, will renew the NOTAMS that effectively create the no-fly zone (that seems to have gone under the BBC’s radar), and get the S-300s operational on Syrian soil asap. At the very least, Netanyahu will be given some time to reconsider, though he blusters that his policies towards (against) Syria will not be changing. Time will tell.
On this day in 1883 John RICHARDSON, a Filey cab proprietor, faced the magistrates at Bridlington Petty Sessions, charged with being drunk while in charge of a horse and carriage. He was found guilty and had to pay a £1 fine and 14s. and 4d. costs (about £150 in today’s money). He faced further punishment, and possibly ridicule, by being described in a local newspaper as “a drunken Jehu”. The reporter who compared an ordinary citizen of Victorian England with a murdering King of Israel may have thought himself smart. Some things don’t change. There ‘s no shortage of foolish scribes defiling broadsheets and tabloids these days. (Read any Novichok story in the sick legacy media – and check out Richie Allen if you haven’t already.)
CORBOULD imagined Jehu’s arrival in Jezreel, drunk on the power bestowed upon him by the God of Abraham. He is pointing at Jezebel. She doesn’t look too concerned but within a few minutes, she would be dog food.
When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it. And she painted her eyes and adorned her head and looked out of the window.
And as Jehu entered the gate, she said, “Is it peace, you Zimri, murderer of your master?
And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” Two or three eunchs looked out at him.
He said, “Throw her down.” So they threw her down. And some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses, and they trampled on her.
Then he went in and ate and drank. And he said, “See now this cursed woman and bury her, for she is a king’s daughter.”
But when they went to bury her, they found no more of her than the skull and the feet and the palms of her hands.
When they came back and told him, he said, “This is the word of the LORD, which he spoke by his servant Elijah the Tishbite. In the territory of Jezreel the dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel, and the corpse of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field in the territory of Jezreel, so that no one can say, This is Jezebel.
2 Kings 9: 30-37 Global Study Bible ESV
Moving on, Jehu and his soldiers journeyed to Samaria where they indulged in a frenzy of head chopping, “wiping out Baal from Israel”.
And the LORD said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in carrying out what is right in my eyes, and have done to the house of Ahab according to all that is in my heart, your sons of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.”
I have made a start on putting John and his nearest and dearest on FamilySearch Tree but there is a lot of duplicate merging to be done. There are difficulties, too, with his first marriage and the presence in his household at various times of four illegitimate children, none of them his. In 1901, aged 74, he was living in Flixton on Parish Relief. Ten years later his second wife Mary is widowed, “in receipt of relief; does a little sewing”. Two Filey born John Richardsons of about the same age died in the “noughties”; I’m not sure when our poor cabman departed this life. I hope he snuck out through the narrow gate.
Corbould is on FamilySearch Tree. Jehuis there too but sketchily, with unreliable dates.
Over in Samara: England 2, Sweden nil. “Drinkin’ all your Vodka…”
(A note on the Corbould painting. I haven’t had time to request permission to post the image here. If the copyright holder objects to my use of it I hope they will contact me. I’ll take it down immediately.)
There is nothing godly about the State of Israel. These are not God’s people, these are not God’s chosen people. The State of Israel is a creation of the Luciferian Rothschild family and their network of Zionists. It is a barbaric, bloodthirsty beast, that we the people need to keep stabbing with the only weapon we have. Our mouths are our daggers.
If Vladimir Vladimirovich’s accommodation with the Zionist entity that is Israel prevents a nuclear war taking place, that is surely good. Syria isn’t a very old country so balkanizing it may be no big deal. If this can be done without massacres of the Syrian people, if they can live peacefully under their new US puppet governments – maybe all will be well. But, be honest, it won’t stop there, will it? Iran will have to be chopped up, then the “regime” in the Russian Federation will come under attack. And when the globalists have the resources of that vast country, watch out China.
Cool Head Vladimir knows this, and much more. He was asked in an interview what he hated most about human behavior and, without hesitation, he said “betrayal”. He isn’t a fan of Lenin. I think he considers the Zionist supported Bolsheviks betrayed the Motherland. So don’t get too cocky, Mr. Netanyahu. Bottom line, psychopathic bullies understand only one language. President Putin has said, there is no point in a world that doesn’t have Russia in it. He knows he’ll have to fight the globalists one day. Of course, the American, European and Jewish people could do something in the meanwhile – revolt against their Satanic governments. That would help a lot.
The Beasts from the East earlier this year wrecked the Bay beaches. They may recover eventually but powerful storms can be expected any year now in this era of Extreme Weather Events, not once every hundred years. I thought I’d walk to Reighton Sands this morning to photograph the beach, for comparison with Today’s Image.
There was a strong breeze from the south but it had teeth – unwelcome after recent hot days. I was warmed, though, by the love for passing strangers offered by Gracie on Hunmanby Sands. (I’m not sure where Muston Sands end and Hunmanby’s begin; this heart was near the track up to The Bay Holiday Village.)
I was reminded of another Grace, who makes short videos that EVERYONE should watch. Here is a couple that should be trending right now, on Iran and Israel.
Thinking of Iran brought back memories of Persian music that a commenter on a previous blog brought to my attention.
The 2015 photo was taken in the early afternoon, at a time when, today, the waves would be lapping near the base of the clay cliffs. I didn’t attempt to make today ’s picture an exact compositional match but if you look for the remnant of Second World War defense with a hole through it you can “get a fix”. Today’s human element would be at the very bottom of the frame (left). The concrete blocks are clearly bulkier now, giving some idea of how much golden sand has been scoured away. Looking north from this viewpoint, the beach is much stonier. I chatted for a while with a chap walking his two dogs, a black lab called Sophie and a dachshund. He has known the beach for forty years and never seen it in such a state.
Meanwhile, in the Middle East… The mainstream media in the UK, and in the USA I think, is not reporting the full extent of Israel’s aggression against Syria. And anything the MSM does say is framed in the lie that “Israel is defending itself against an Iranian attack”. This is already “old news” – Escalation in Syria.
I think the Immortal Regiment marches every year after the Parade remembering Victory in The Great Patriotic War. This morning I saw it for the first time and found it very affecting. I wonder how many of the 20 million plus dead of the war were represented in the photographs carried by their descendants.
It is right and proper that prominent Jews were honored guests at the Parade and March. While his airforce is wreaking havoc in Syria, Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to enjoy the occasion under a bright Moscow sky. Were his feelings mixed as he watched the display of Russian might pass through and above Red Square? Perhaps he has been tipped the wink. Russia will sacrifice Syria and Iran rather than attack Israel. In a world of hypocrites and liars, it is impossible to predict what the next few weeks and months will bring. Jake Morphonios atBlackstone Intelligencetries to make some sense of last night’s attacks on Damascus. The BBC’s Radio Five Live News didn’t mention them, even though RAF Tornados from Akrotiri may have played a supporting role.
I watched the inauguration of President Putin yesterday morning, “live” on RT. Fascinating. I was particularly engaged by the soldiers’ uniforms and the choreographed movements of the ceremonial – and the stunning Kremlin interiors.
In my early teens, in the early 60s, I watched Ballad of a Soldier (dir. Grigori Chukhrai) on our small screen black and white TV. I was very impressionable. Heroism, romance, tragedy, loss – and the wonderful strangeness of the Russian tongue. I wasn’t at all surprised to be moved by the singing of the National Anthem yesterday.
As I write this, the news is breaking that the Israeli military has ordered the unlocking of bomb shelters in the area of the Golan Heights, having detected “irregular activity” of Iranian forces in Syria. POTUS has just announced American withdrawal from the “Iran Deal”.
Israel appears to want America to fight its battle with Iran, hoping to benefit territorially when the conflict ends. I expect Netanyahu will be surprised if, fingers crossed, President Trump doesn’t oblige.
There are no certainties these days, other than those old standbys, death and taxes. Although his seemingly erratic behavior may suggest otherwise, I don’t think President Trump wants a war with Iran, Russia and, perhaps China. President Putin, laughably labeled an aggressor for the past several years, has been calling for dialogue and cooperation with “the West” – and turning the other cheek to each rejection, libel, and slander.
On my daily walks, I have met several “ordinary people” in Filey who reckon the two Presidents may have a pleasant surprise in store for us. We can but hope. A future determined by globalists is a bleak one. A New Silk Road Alliance led by a swamp-drained America, India, Russian Federation and China seems more hopeful. Something worth fighting for?