“Wayback Machine” Tampering?

I was reading this article from 2009 about the usage and definition of “Pandemic” https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/200/7/1018/903237. It’s pretty interesting and seems pretty well balanced. At the the end they seem* to support the notion of honing the usage of the word, to include basically all the ideas you’d expect the word to express including a high fatality rate.

However, I’m writing this short post for a different reason. 

In the third paragraph under ‘Conclusions’ the first sentence:

When epizootic circulation of a highly pathogenic avian H5N1 virus led, in 2003, to occasional human “spillover” cases associated with 60% fatality [21], the WHO developed a pandemic preparedness plan stipulating, in reference to influenza, that a pandemic agent must be infectious, must be new, must spread easily, and must cause serious illness [26].

Here they assert that WHO required a pandemic have the feature of “must cause serious illness”. Since this is different from how the term is used now (it’s 11/30/2020), I wanted to check that WHO source and see how exactly this word has changed.

[26]: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/avian_faqs/en/ Unfortunately this is link is now dead. Sure it’s 2020, and this was written in August 2009, so that makes sense. At least they could read it in 2009! That’s what the web archive is for, eh?

http://web.archive.org/web/20201127180806/http://www.who.int/influenza/human_animal_interface/avian_faqs/en/

Someone tried to archive it this year and for some reason archived the empty page. OK, so let’s go further back and find the actual page. Right? They were able to read it in 2009 so let’s jump back to the beginning:

http://web.archive.org/web/20111010051928/http://www.who.int:80/influenza/human_animal_interface/avian_faqs/en/

Oh… so the furtherest we can go back is 2011. Just two years after this JID article was written. But… there’s nothing there. ALL of the archived versions of this page are blank. Does that make any sense? It doesn’t make any sense to me. How many blank pages have you bothered to save? Were you wanting to show someone a blank page to prove a point?

I even tried changing the language. /fr/ for French, /es/ for Spanish, and /ar/ for Arabic. Also just blank archived pages. 

Anyway, I just thought that was extremely weird and wanted to draw attention to it. Has anyone else seen something similar?*

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We can keep talking about WHO and it’s use of “pandemic” if you like. This page from 2010, is still on the Wayback Machine but it’s also still on WHO’s website, so I guess it’s still “relevant” to them: https://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/frequently_asked_questions/pandemic/en/

For both seasonal and pandemic influenza, the total number of people who get severely ill can vary. However, the impact or severity tends to be higher in pandemics in part because of the much larger number of people in the population who lack pre-existing immunity to the new virus. When a large portion of the population is infected, even if the proportion of those infected that go on to develop severe disease is small, the total number of severe cases can be quite large.

I think it’s easy to see how most people will read this and see how as support for the current Covid-19 nonsense as a “pandemic”, but that’s just the squishy language doing it’s job. Notice the phrases: “can vary”, “tends to”, “quite large”. And the last sentence is just silly. Logically it makes sense that if more people are infected then the number of severe cases will be higher. But this sentence uses that logic to support that idea that a small proportion of severe cases is still a big deal, worthy of being a pandemic. Though if you remove the ambiguity from the first part of the paragraph we can see that this likely wouldn’t be the case.

The final sentence of the next paragraph there also helps us see that Corona isn’t a big deal, compared to H1N1. “But as was seen with the current H1N1 pandemic, pandemics can have unusual epidemiological patterns and large outbreaks can occur in the summer months.” We did not have a spike in the Summer 2020. The allegedly biggest spike came in the fall when they reintroduced “lockdown”. So further proof this is just seasonal flu being way overblown. If you’re wondering why I say that then here: http://mileswmathis.com/covid.pdf 

On the way out, from the JID article:

Severity- Although disease severity has not been a conventional pandemic criterion [25], the term pandemic has been applied to severe or fatal diseases (eg, the Black Death, HIV/AIDS, and SARS) much more commonly than it has been applied to mild diseases. Diseases of low or moderate severity, such as AHC in 1981, and cyclic global recurrences of scabies (an infestation, not an infection), also have been called pandemic when they exhibit explosive (AHC) or widespread and recurrent (scabies) geographic spread.

*I suppose this is a bit geared toward getting us ready for the usage to refer to the spread and not the severity of the actual disease. 

Have you heard the phrase “PCR test pandemic”? Well that’s how our current ‘reality’ is described here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF3zO5evS4U and since the initial upload was deleted I feel I must give a second link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o98UoxP53T0. If either of those are now broken search “Dr. Reiner Fuellmich Crimes against humanity”.

*UPDATE 9/30/21

I found another deletion from the Wayback Machine. This Op-Ed contains an admission of CIA involvement in the NYT : https://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/22/opinion/22precede.html

I often share this link and I would use the web archive to read the full text since the NYT puts this behind a paywall. There are now no instances of this being archived but I know for a fact it was.

So this problem is obviously only to get worse.

“Thy Kingdom Come”

These words are famously spoken by Jesus when he is teaching his followers how to pray. Many, like myself, were taught to repeat these words as a form of prayer. Which is hilariously nonsensical considering that just before giving this model for prayer Jesus said “When praying, do not say the same things over and over again…” (Matt 6:7). So this must mean that Jesus wasn’t giving us words to say in prayer but concepts. Given how badly the scriptures are applied in that case we can’t imagine that those teaching this practice have a strong grasp about other concepts, such as what exactly is this kingdom Jesus said to pray for? According to the bible, what is God’s Kingdom?

First, let’s see this famous verse, Matt 6:9, 10 “Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth.” Clearly, this is addressed to God and he is being petitioned for his kingdom to come. Jesus’ outline for prayer or ‘model prayer’ is asking for God’s will to be take place where? In heaven but also where? On earth.

This harmonizes with this passage toward the end of Revelation:

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:1-4

This again shows that this kingdom is something on earth. Inhabitants of what place have tears in their eyes? Who are in need of relief from mourning, outcry, pain and death? Isn’t this what we currently have on earth? So this passage must be describing relief for earthling mankind from our current woes. It solidifies that promise by also highlighting that these things are part of those “former things” which will pass away, making way for the “new earth”.

The earlier part says that a New Jerusalem comes “down out of heaven from God”. Jerusalem was the seat of power for the ancient kingdom of Israel. This “New Jerusalem” is a symbolic depiction that shows us that the seat of power will be heaven-based. This ties into what Jesus told Pilate “My kingdom is no part of this world” (John 18:36) And it also helps us understand Jesus reaction to crowds wanting to make him king. John 6:15 “Then Jesus, knowing that they were about to come and seize him to make him king, withdrew again to the mountain all alone.” His kingship wasn’t to be given to him by humans. He knew it was to be given by God and so he waiting on him to give it.

Continuing on that last statement we can turn to Daniel and we find this event being described:

I kept watching in the visions of the night, and look! with the clouds of the heavens, someone like a son of man was coming;
and he gained access to the Ancient of Days, and they brought him up close before that One.
And to him there were given rulership, honor, and a kingdom, that the peoples, nations, and language groups should all serve him.
His rulership is an everlasting rulership that will not pass away, and his kingdom will not be destroyed.
-Daniel 7:13, 14

Jesus often referred to himself as ‘son of man” (Matthew 20:28, Mark 14:21, Luke 19:10). This perhaps was to help his followers connect him to this “someone like a son of man” to whom is “given rulership, honor, and a kingdom…”.

Daniel is an interesting book to read in regards to this question of what is God’s Kingdom because it contains two visions about it. Daniel chapter 2 tell us of a dream given to Nebuchadnezzar of a large image with a gold head, silver arms and chest, copper abdomen and thighs, iron legs and then feet of clay mixed with iron (Daniel 2:32, 33). Daniel relates that the head of gold represents King Nebuchadnezzar himself (Dan 37, 38). He then makes it clear than this image shows a succession of world powers, verse 2:39 “But after you another kingdom will rise, inferior to you; then another kingdom, a third one, of copper, that will rule over the whole earth.” So from this we know that when the stone crushes the image and becomes a mountain (Dan 2:34) this pictures divine intervention on earth. Daniel 2:44 makes this act even more clear: “the God of heaven will set up a kingdom”. If it’s replacing those previous world powers then it follows that this is describing a world government established by Jehovah himself.

Back to Daniel chapter 7 we have a similar set of clues. The first part of the chapter describes Daniel’s vision of four great beasts Daniel 7:2-8. Then someone helps him understand the meaning at verse 17 “These huge beasts, four in number, are four kings who will stand up from the earth.” So later when “the holy ones of the Supreme One” take “away his [the final king] rulership, in order to annihilate him” (Dan 7:25, 26) we know we are talking about kingdoms or governments on earth. Thus, when verse 27 says “and the kingdom and the rulership and the grandeur of the kingdoms under all the heavens were given to the people who are the holy ones of the Supreme One” we know that this means governing the earth.

These ideas match Revelation 20, where a small group of humans are given authority, indeed they are said to serve with and under Jesus:

And I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given authority to judge.
Yes, I saw the souls of those executed for the witness they gave about Jesus and for speaking about God, and those who had not worshipped the wild beast or its image and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand.
And they came to life and ruled as kings with the Christ for 1,000 years.
…they will be priests of God and of the Christ, and they will rule as kings with him for the 1,000 years.
-Revelation 20:4, 6b

So we get to learn a little about the structure of God’s Kingdom. This special group of people who were “executed for the witness they gave about Jesus and for speaking about God” are logically humans, and they’ve been given a position of power to “rule as kings with Christ”.

No doubt such a kingdom would function lovingly toward it’s subjects. Jehovah gives authority to Jesus and in turn Jesus gives a measure of authority to some humans. Jesus lived as a man having stayed perfectly faithful in a world separated from God, and those ruling under him will have lived as imperfect humans who maintained their integrity. (Hebrews 2:17, 18)

My main focus is to show how the theme of the Kingdom is throughout the Bible and it’s very clear that it is not just in heaven, but is indeed something that will be on the earth. We could call it “God’s Government”, I suppose, since ‘Kingdom’ may sound old-fashioned to your ear, but the function is the same. Let’s end with a few more scriptures that demonstrate this:

“Just a little while longer and the wicked will be no more;
you will look at where they were, and they will not be there.
But the meek will possess the earth,
and they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.

the righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever on it”
-Psalm 37:10, 11, 29

No more will there be an infant from that place who lives but a few days,
Nor an old man who fails to live out his days.
For anyone who dies at a hundred will be considered a mere boy,
And the sinner will be cursed even though he is a hundred years of age.
They will build houses and live in them,
And they will plant vineyards and eat their fruitage.
They will not build for someone else to inhabit,
Nor will they plant for others to eat.
For the days of my people will be like the days of a tree,
And the work of their hands my chosen ones will enjoy to the full.
They will not toil for nothing,
Nor will they bear children for distress,
Because they are the offspring of those blessed by Jehovah, and their descendants with them.
-Isaiah 65:20-23

“They will sit, each one under his vine and under his fig tree,
And no one will make them afraid,
For the mouth of Jehovah of armies has spoken.”
-Micah 4:4

“I will raise up one shepherd over them, my servant David, and he will feed them.
He himself will feed them and become their shepherd.
And I, Jehovah, will become their God,
and my servant David a chieftain among them.
I myself, Jehovah, have spoken.
And I will make a covenant of peace with them,
and I will rid the land of vicious wild beasts,
so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the forests.
I will make them and the area around my hill a blessing,
and I will cause the rain to fall at the proper time.
Blessings will pour down like the rains.”
-Ezekiel 35:23-26

The next time you hear someone say something like “my vote is for Jesus” ask them if they support God’s Government.

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