Saturday, December 26, 2020

Evil Isn’t A Sickness

Great discussion about how personal responsibility goes hand in hand with freedom.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Indy mother becomes 2nd homicide along downtown canal in 1 week | Fox 59

they were sitting on St. Clair waiting for us to come under the bridge and that's when she got shot," said the victim's fiancé Jose Ramirez.

Jose admits he returned fire, but didn't hit anyone. He says explaining to Jessica's son Greyson that he'll never see his mom again has been the hardest part for the family.

"It's hard to tell him his mom is in heaven and if you want to talk to her you have to look up and say, 'I love you mom,'" said Ramirez.

Just one week earlier, two people were shot on the same part of canal. During one of those shootings, a 14-year-old identified as Curtis White Junior died during what police describe as an attempted armed robbery.

"Our message is that the canal is still a safe to go," said IMPD Capt. Jerry Leary.

Young mother, 24, is 'shot dead in front of her fiancé after saying "all lives matter"'

Jessica Doty Whitaker, 24, was shot dead on July 5 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Why You Shouldn't Trust the Left | Ben Shapiro LIVE at University of Southern California

The actual speech is about 32 minutes.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Bobby Green brought his father on camera and spoke passionately about his beliefs after UFC


We Need Jordan Peterson and Atheism Isn't Enough

A Letter on Justice and Open Debate | Harper's Magazine

The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted. ... censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty. We uphold the value of robust and even caustic counter-speech from all quarters. But it is now all too common to hear calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought. More troubling still, institutional leaders, in a spirit of panicked damage control, are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms. Editors are fired for running controversial pieces; books are withdrawn for alleged inauthenticity; journalists are barred from writing on certain topics; professors are investigated for quoting works of literature in class; a researcher is fired for circulating a peer-reviewed academic study; and the heads of organizations are ousted for what are sometimes just clumsy mistakes. Whatever the arguments around each particular incident, the result has been to steadily narrow the boundaries of what can be said without the threat of reprisal

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The IQ Problem | Jordan Peterson & Stefan Molyneux

Stefan Molyneux's channel has recently been banned from youtube, which is a pity because I like listening to a few of his videos.  Unfortunately, he seems to have an obsession with Race and average IQ differences.  Where I disagree with him is that I think that culture is a major factor in academic performance.  Also, the science of epigenetics says that our genes are turned on and off by our environment.  It has been shown that bad and stressful environments in childhood have a profound effect on cognitive development.

Your Oppression Is Imaginary | The Matt Walsh Show Ep. 516

The Case against Revolution with Ayaan Hirsi Ali - YouTube

Sucker Punch Teen = 2 Felony Charges

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From: Albert Nelms

If people can stop doing stupid sh*t, they would spend less time with the police, less time in jail and less time looking like a horses ass.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast #9 - Jordan B. Peterson - Family Update June 2020

Jordon Peterson rose to great fame as a speaker and then was out of commission for at least a year and nearly died due to benzodiazepine dependence and withdrawal.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

COVID-19 death rate

Certain skeptics have been claiming that the death rate from COVID-19 is only around 0.2%. I tried to confirm this, but the information is all over the place. Some articles are reporting a 5% death rate worldwide and a 4.8% death rate in the U.S.

If I look at the known cases versus known deaths, we get 4.5% for the U.S. and 4.7% for the world. However, some are claiming that there are ten times as many cases that we don't know about, meaning that the death rate is actually much lower. On the other hand, one source said that we might be underestimating COVID-19 deaths because the people were never tested.

I also saw one article that said that the death rate has been going up worldwide:  

Best wishes,

John Coffey

California man who posted regret for attending party died a day later of coronavirus

Why have deaths stayed steady while Covid-19 infections are spiking?

The Pandemic’s Big Mystery: How Deadly Is the Coronavirus? - The New York Times

Although she did not note this, 0.6 percent of the world's population is 47 million people, and 0.6 percent of the American population is 2 million people. The virus remains a major threat.

According to data gathered by The New York Times, China had reported 90,294 cases as of Friday and 4,634 deaths, which is a C.F.R. of 5 percent. The United States was very close to that mark. It has had 2,811,447 cases and 129,403 deaths, about 4.6 percent.

Comedians CALL OUT PC Culture (Ricky Gervais, Bill Burr and more..) - YouTube

Hydroxychloroquine can help save hospitalized coronavirus patients, study finds

"Our results do differ from some other studies," Zervos told a news conference. "What we think was important in ours … is that patients were treated early. For hydroxychloroquine to have a benefit, it needs to begin before the patients begin to suffer some of the severe immune reactions that patients can have with Covid," he added.

Life in The New Abnormal World

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I wrote...

I used to like this channel, but I don't find this useful at all. It is all conspiracy theories. The virus is real. People dying is real. You can argue over the details, but we need better treatments and vaccines. Things will return to normal, maybe in 6 months to a year.

For me, I'm afraid. I'm more at risk. My 80-year-old leukemia patient mother has been told that she would die from this disease if she were to catch it. Her health is frail already.

We have only been social distancing for barely over 3 months. I started on March 21st. Most of what has transpired has done so in a single season. What will things be like in another 3 months? I don't know, but one possible outcome is that things get much worse. People need to take steps now to prevent a much worse outcome for the remainder of the year.

This is all very inconvenient I know. We are in the middle of a worldwide crisis. We have to act accordingly.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Did You Know There is a Black National Anthem?

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 3:13 PM Albert Nelms wrote:
Just watch NFL football. The NFL is planning to play the black national anthem before the real national anthem on their opening week. This is a big turn-off for me. I look at the NFL as a sports entertainment venue. I go there to get away from it all. I don't want to see or listen to their political rhetoric. So, I say goodbye to the NFL. NFL call me when you're ready to be a sports entertainment venue again.

Btw, the black national anthem as a piece of music is not that great. Thank goodness it's short. Lol

There should be no such thing as a Black National Anthem.  To say that such a thing exists is to say that the United States National Anthem, the one that is supposed to be for everyone, is really just the White National Anthem.  I am discouraged by this.

What we have is a political movement that is trying to play us.  It is trying to leverage race in order to advance far-left political agendas that have much more to do with inequity and power than they do with race.

I think that race is an arbitrary social concept that we made up and it should not have much meaning.  We are all the human race, and that is what matters.

Best wishes,

John Coffey