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Bretigne Shaffer
Interests: This is also the personal blog of bretigne shaffer, and i will include announcements about projects i am working on or have completed, interesting things i see or do, and/or "stuff i've made" to read about my films and books, and occasional musings on nothing in particular. if you're not interested in the personal stuff - and why should you be? - just click on the "punditry" or "stuff I've made" category to see only that stuff.
Recent Activity
I speak with founder and CSO of Medicinal Genomics, Kevin McKernan, about some of the problems with PCR testing, as well as some of the incentives to produce high positive test numbers, both of which are making it difficult to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at On the Banks
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This is a Halloween story for 2020. It is also a fanfiction tribute to one of my favorite children's writers, John Bellairs. You can download the full PDF below. Enjoy. * * * Normally at this time of year, Harrison... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at On the Banks
I guess the folks at YouTube don't like talk of taking authoritarian power away from people. ...No worries, it's still up on Bitchute: I posted about this earlier, here. But YouTube has pulled down the video. Here's what I said:... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at On the Banks
I speak with Swedish ER doctor Sebastian Rushworth, about the workings of the immune system and Covid-19. Among other insights: The media (and much of research) focuses on antibodies, but T-cell immunity may be better suited to viral infections; antibodies... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at On the Banks
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So I've just seen that Facebook has "fact checked" the claim (made in my most recent post) that "Wearing face masks can cause carbon dioxide toxicity; can weaken immune system." (I've written elsewhere about why Facebook's "fact checkers" are not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at On the Banks
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This is a video that by some miracle is still up on YouTube. It is in German, and maybe that's why it's still up. It is a video of a German neurologist, Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson MD, PhD, explaining that wearing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at On the Banks
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My latest piece on FEE.org: It's hard to choose one image, or juxtaposition of images, that best sums up the state of California at the end of summer, 2020. Is it the eight-year-old girl's birthday party being broken up by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at On the Banks
I speak with independent journalist Jeremy Hammond about the problems of central planning and why it always leads to disastrous outcomes - even in the realm of public health. We also talk about why it is more important than ever... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2020 at On the Banks
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Image: Public domain This letter from a retired physician, published in the BMJ, is one of the best short summaries I've seen of some of the most obvious problems with the flu vaccine. It doesn't mention the Department of Defense... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2020 at On the Banks
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Our son has a summer camp that he has gone to for the past several years now. He absolutely loves it, and it really is one of the things he most looks forward to each year. This year, the people... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at On the Banks
I speak with Jeffrey Tucker of the American Institute of Ecomonic Research, about the Great Barrington Declaration - the document created by four esteemed scientists, calling for an end to the lockdowns. Jeff talks about how the idea came about,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at On the Banks
Listen to Dr. Reiner Fuellmich explain how international lawyers can prosecute the perpetrators of the Covid-19 panic and rights violations: "All the above-mentioned cases of corruption and fraud committed by the German corporations pale in comparison, in view of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at On the Banks
I speak again with Sara Brady, the Idaho mom who was arrested for being on a playground. I spoke with Sara back in May, not long after she had been arrested for "trespassing" in a public park. In this interview,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at On the Banks
Last week, I participated in a friendly debate hosted by Deepen, a company that is committed to helping people create deeper and stronger relationships. With that in mind, they host MindSports - a series of "debates", held every Wednesday night,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at On the Banks
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Image: Public domain. There is of course much more to say about this, but I wanted to offer up the following response to a reader's question regarding my "You Don't Have a Right to Infect Others" post: This is my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at On the Banks
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at On the Banks
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Hitler Learns that Sweden is Doing Fine. The effort to control the narrative about Covid-19 is failing miserably, and poor Adolph is upset. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at On the Banks
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Image: Public domain Some of us learned, back when Andrew Wakefield came under attack–not for having published a study that raised the question as to whether there was a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism, but because he later... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2020 at On the Banks
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I happened to be in Paris on 9/11. In the days that followed, I would walk along the Seine and feel the huge, solid stones that made up the walls along the river. Those stones gave me comfort: Because of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at On the Banks
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NYU Professor Mark Crispin Miller was a guest on my show recently, and he spoke about how he has been attacked for talking about masks in his class on propaganda. There is a petition up now in support of Professor... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at On the Banks
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Image: Public domain. This whole idea that "you don't have the right to infect others" flies in the face of all of human history, and what it means to be human. For hundreds of thousands of years (millions, really), we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at On the Banks
I speak with Connor Boyack, author of the Tuttle Twins series. He talks about the war that is being waged for our children's minds, why independent thinking is so critical, and gives some positive inspiration for communicating the philosophy of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at On the Banks