Saturday, December 26, 2020

Evil Isn’t A Sickness

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

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Ingraham: Get ready for the fight of your life

Biden’s Covid Advisors Ignore High Costs of Lockdowns

There is evidence, actually

"Must Watch" DEMOCRAT Affidavits Detailing Significant Problems In Georgia Recount

FDA will consider Pfizer vaccine for emergency use on December 10th | Fox Business

The Food & Drug Administration announced Friday that its committee on vaccines will meet Dec. 10th to review Pfizer's request for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its Covid-19 vaccine.

This comes two days after Pfizer, with their German partner BioNTech, released promising final results that show their vaccine is 95% effective and protects elderly adults who are most at risk of dying. Pfizer had submitted the EUA request earlier in the day Friday.

An FDA spokesperson told FOX Business the three-week window is necessary because "this amount of time will allow the FDA to thoroughly evaluate the data and information submitted in the EUA request before the meeting.

I was hoping for faster.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Tucker shows photos of California governor flouting pandemic guidelines

Tucker: Big Tech's coordinated suppression amounts to a 'censorship cartel'

Barack Obama Releases a 768 Page Memoir

Senator Wants to Prosecute Climate Realists!

Trump Puts His "Millions" Where His Mouth Is, Paying Out Millions For Wisconsin Recount

What If Yellowstone's Supervolcano Erupted? | RealClearScience

Yellowstone super volcano eruptions are rare and one is not predicted to happen in the next few thousand years. I read that smaller eruptions are more likely than bigger ones.

I suspect that in the event of a big eruption, the safest place to be (or head to) would be Florida. It might be safer to stay indoors. According to one site, the ash fallout in Indiana would be just a few millimeters, and extend down to the southern states like Georgia.

However, the ash contains silicates that can damage your lungs. You would want to have protective breathing gear.

A major eruption would severely damage the environment, causing crop failures worldwide.

There would be massive loss of life in the western states. The last major eruption, around 700,000 years ago, wiped out all the animal life in the neighboring states. The entire western half of the country would be in danger, as well as parts of Canada and Mexico.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Working from home is a PRIVILEGE that should be TAXED MORE!

Fwd: China prepares for war

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From: Larry Trout 

Chinese Soldiers Storm Beach in Military Landing Drill Amid Taiwan War Tension

The Chinese Navy released footage of a simulated beach assault on Tuesday as state media says President Xi Jinping is preparing for wars on multiple fronts.

Chinese Communist Party newspaper Global Times also voiced its support for the release of a so-called "Taiwan secessionists" blacklist, just two weeks after a former Taiwanese intelligence officer warned that such an announcement would be a precursor of a cross-strait armed conflict.

Orwell’s Vision in 1984 Is Proving to Be Prophetic In Three Respects

Monday, November 16, 2020


Over 5,000 new cases per day.  I really want a vaccine.  


UNREAL: Far-Left Extremists Attack Trump Supporters in Washington D.C.

Tim Pool | The Ben Shapiro Show

I found this video very good.

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective, according to company data - CNN

Pfizer's vaccine has to be kept at minus 75 degrees Celsius. No other vaccine in the US needs to be kept that cold, and doctors' offices and pharmacies do not have freezers that go that low.

Moderna's vaccine can be kept at minus 20 degrees Celsius. Other vaccines, such as the one against chickenpox, need to be kept at that temperature.

That means Moderna's vaccine can be kept in "a readily available freezer that is available in most doctors' offices and pharmacies," Zacks said. "We leverage infrastructure that already exists for other marketed vaccines."

2nd virus vaccine shows overwhelming success in U.S. tests

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Pollster Are Even Curious How Biden Underperformed Hillary In Every City...

We’ll Need More Than One Vaccine to Beat the Pandemic

But this is the first mRNA vaccine, and it turns out to be a precious little snowflake. Pfizer's vaccine has to be stored and shipped at ultracold temperatures, less than 80 degrees below zero—it'll keep for a few days at higher but still very cold conditions. And it needs vials made of a special glass that's able to tolerate the freezing temperatures.  

All that shipping and freezing requires a level of technical sophistication that, for now at least, mostly exists in hospitals and labs—posing significant logistical challenges in rural areas and in the developing world. These are the "cold chain" problems that Koff mentioned, the problem of refrigerated shipping. (A critical Ebola vaccine needs the same deep freeze, and engineers stepped up to create specialized coolers to transport it across western Africa—but that was a pandemic that affected tens of thousands of people, not billions, and the people who made the coolers have since gotten out of the cold-chain innovation game.)

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Hannity's message to media mob, Big Tech: Be careful what you wish for

Chinese React To The US Presidential Election

The Most Ridiculous Children's Book Ever Written

Scaling – The Real Problem with Socialism | David Friedman

The Forgotten Plague During Prohibition

Our National Psychosis | Jeff Deist

Why renewables can’t save the planet

The Media Rigged the Election

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

This Poll Exposes the Democrats' Hypocrisy on Accepting Election Results

Disney Plus To Lose MILLIONS Of Subscribers As Pedro Pascal Drives Away ...

North Carolina Democrats: 'Thousands of outstanding votes to be cast' could swing races | Fox News

An eyebrow-raising tweet from North Carolina Democrats claimed Monday that "thousands of outstanding votes to be cast" could swing key races in the battleground state.

North Carolina is one of at least 18 states allowing voters to "cure" ballots rejected for deficient information or missing signatures. Democrats in the state say they're seeking volunteers to help cure absentee and provisional ballots that they think could prove decisive in some races.  

"Our team is helping cure absentee & provisional ballots -- and we need your help. There are thousands of outstanding votes to be cast -- and these could be the difference in determining crucial elections," the North Carolina Democratic Party wrote in a tweet Monday. 

Stealing an election and the Electoral College

Many people think that Trump is trying to steal the election, and from what I can tell the vast majority on the right think that the Democrats are trying to steal the election with voter fraud. I don't think that either of these statements is true. I think that there could have been some minor voter fraud, but not enough that we could overturn the election.

However, I won't be satisfied until we have verified many of the results. Recounts need to happen in close states. We need to know that the election laws are being followed.

I'm not trying to get anyone agitated here. I don't want to stir the pot. I just think that the election is so important that we should verify the results.

I notice that Biden's lead in some of these states that haven't been fully counted is very thin.


I have favored the Electoral College because I understand the historical reasons for it. However, it seems to turn the election into a carnival. It feels like a slot machine, where if you get two jackpots, a cherry, and a lemon then you lose. It creates contention in close states and it is pretty much only these states that decide the election.

Presidential candidates don't campaign much or at all in some states because we already know the result.

Maybe the system has outlived its usefulness.

Determining the presidency by popular vote could possibly hand the presidency to the political left for decades to come. We would become a one-party system unless the political right shifts left, which they would have to do to win elections. However, I think that this is bad for freedom. Nevertheless, it might be worth doing. It is possible that the popular vote could shift back to the right.

Some have argued that the Electoral College is a defense against voter fraud because voter fraud would only affect one state and not the whole country. I'm not sure about that.

I think that the United States people should decide whether or not to keep the Electoral College. We should have a referendum.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Monday, November 9, 2020

Pfizer’s Early Data Shows Coronavirus Vaccine Is More Than 90% Effective - The New York Times

The company said that the analysis found that the vaccine was more than 90 percent effective in preventing the disease among trial volunteers who had no evidence of prior coronavirus infection. If the results hold up, that level of protection would put it on par with highly effective childhood vaccines for diseases such as measles. No serious safety concerns have been observed, the company said.

Pfizer plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization of the two-dose vaccine later this month, after it has collected the recommended two months of safety data. By the end of the year it will have manufactured enough doses to immunize 15 million to 20 million people, company executives have said.

"This is a historical moment," said Kathrin Jansen, a senior vice president and the head of vaccine research and development at Pfizer. "This was a devastating situation, a pandemic, and we have embarked on a path and a goal that nobody ever has achieved — to come up with a vaccine within a year."

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Trump and the socialist left

Many of us see the socialist left as the end of the United States as founded. We see it as the end of any kind of protection of our rights as free individuals. There will be no limited government, as the government will be all-powerful to do anything it wants to us. (The clear limitations on Federal power in the Constitution have long since been ignored.) Add to this, if Joe Biden does everything he promised, which I doubt, it will lead us to financial ruin.

For these reasons, many of us looked to Donald Trump as a kind of savior figure to resist the possibly inevitable tide of ever excessive government. There is a reason why Trump supporters are so dedicated to this man.


Friday, November 6, 2020

Where the election stands at this minute.

Biden's lead in Georgia is currently .09%, with reportedly only 1% of the vote remaining to be counted. People are claiming that the uncounted military vote will give Georgia back to Trump.

It probably doesn't matter, because even if Trump were to win Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, it would not be enough to win without Arizona or Nevada.

Pennsylvania seems unlikely. Biden leads by only 0.3%, but with only 2% of the vote remaining to be counted, the trend has been strongly in Biden's favor.

Arizona has 235,000 remaining votes to be counted. Biden leads by roughly 36,800 votes.

I'm not sure how up to date the numbers are, but there are roughly 185,600 votes remaining in Nevada, and Biden leads by about 33,000 votes.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Whitlock: The 2020 Presidential Election Is A Story Of Love Vs. Hate

A blind unconditional love of their leader fuels the energy and action of Trump supporters. They risk their health (maskless rallies), reputation (accusations of racism and sexism), and safety (social media and Antifa harassment) to stand with their hero. 

A blind unconditional hatred of President Trump fuels the energy and action of Biden supporters. Their leader's ideas, policies, and resume are irrelevant. Biden is a tool to kill the Trump presidency. Nothing more.

I am not arguing that unconditional love of Trump is proper or healthy. I'm arguing that Trump and Biden supporters are tapping into two distinct energy sources. 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Update on the numbers

I am updating my calculations from earlier today, and overall it does not look good for Trump.

By my calculation, in Arizona to win the state, Trump needs roughly 56.9% of the remaining 10% of the vote compared to the previous 58.8% of the remaining 12% of the vote . According to an earlier CNN report, he is getting roughly 59%. How they know this I'm not sure. However, it seems like Arizona is still in play.

In Nevada Trump needs 52.5% of the remaining 16% of the vote, compared to the previous 51% of the 25% of the vote.  As I predicted, Nevada is not going his way.

In Pennsylvania, Biden needs roughly 51.8% of the remaining 10% of the vote to win the state, compared to the previous 56% of the remaining 13% of the vote. 

In his speech yesterday, Biden claimed that he would win 75% of the remaining vote in Pennsylvania because they are counting mostly mail-in ballots. If Biden does win Pennsylvania then it is over.

All of a sudden Georgia is almost tied.  Trump's lead has shrunk to 1,800 votes with just 1% of the vote remaining to be counted, about 49,000 votes.  In theory, Biden could win Georgia.

Sometime tomorrow most of the counting should be close to 100%.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Voter Fraud?

Just to be clear, most Republicans are absolutely convinced that Democrats will use the massive number of mail-in ballots to cheat in the election.

The TRUTH About The Election Results That Democrats Want You to Ignore:

In this video, the presenter attacks the political bias of PA Secretary of State Boockvar:

A Crisis Of Trust And A Close Election:

At 15 minutes into this video, PA Secretary of State Boockvar defends the election integrity in Pennsylvania.  I found her assurances convincing:

PA Secretary of State Boockvar holds election update press conference:

My only problem with Pennsylvania is that their state supreme court said that late ballots must be counted regardless of whether it has no postmark or a late postmark, as long as it is in by Friday.  This means that people could still vote today if they wanted to.  This violates Pennsylvania election law.  This definitely should be challenged in court if mail-in ballots cause Trump to lose Pennsylvania.

How states could flip.

By my calculation, Trump needs roughly 58.8% of the remaining 12% of the vote in Arizona to win the state.  According to CNN, he was getting 59% and a fraction. How they know that I'm not sure.  It seems like the state is still in play.

In Nevada Trump needs 51% of the remaining 25% of the vote.  My feeling is that Nevada will lean Democrat based on some recent state elections.

In Pennsylvania, Biden needs roughly 56% of the remaining 13% of the vote to win the state.  In his speech yesterday, Biden claimed that he would win 75% of the remaining vote in Pennsylvania because they are counting mostly mail-in ballots.  If Biden does win Pennsylvania then it is over.

We should see results soon.  The earliest we will know Pennsylvania is tomorrow.


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Night Time Stood Still In Deep Blue Swing State Cities

Tucker: Democrats fell short in bid to impose new 'system' on America - YouTube

Michigan Found A Magic Box Of Ballots & Every Single One Has Joe Biden's Name On Them

This is what a failed state looks like

From Fox News - Election unrest: Why were protestors out across country although presidential race remains uncalled?

Election unrest: Why were protestors out across country although presidential race remains uncalled?

Monday, November 2, 2020

Pollster who called 2016 for Trump says he'll win again

Donald Trump, Counterrevolutionary - American Greatness

We are in the midst of a cultural revolution, for the most part driven by angry middle-and upper-class white youth of Antifa and its sympathizers, wannabes, and enablers. Many are humiliated that they have college pedigrees, lots of multi thousand-dollar debt, plenty of woke-studies classes to their credit, but still have no real jobs, no real knowledge, and no real immediate chances of buying a house, marrying, and raising a family in their 20s.

Nothing in history is more dangerous than the underemployed wannabe intellectual or college graduate, whose cultivated sense of superiority is not matched by his income or standard of living, but who blames "them" for his own self-inflicted miseries and unappreciated genius.

The revolution toppled statues, renamed what it did not like, Trotskyized the past, photoshopped the present, and used language, government, and cultural intimidation to do its best to make America into Animal Farm.

Corporate CEOs in terror washed the feet of the woke. University presidents, fearful for their status and careers, wrote incomprehensible memos admitting their past sins and asking how best to do present penance. Hollywood studio owners promised race and gender quotas, with ample provisions that—in the manner of NBA and NFL owners—adjustments and exceptions could be worked out for themselves.

Somewhere, somehow graduations, dorms, and campus spaces, all segregated by race, became "liberal." Intermarriage, integration, and assimilation were shamefully illiberal. Standing for the National Anthem was unpatriotic; sitting in disdain for it, cool. Donald Trump fought that revolution too.

What tools did Donald Trump have to wage these many counterrevolutions?

The media? America's Fortune 400? Academia? The great foundations? The nation's think tanks? The bipartisan government establishment? The international community? The banks? Wall Street? Corporate CEOs? Silicon Valley? Professional sports? The entertainment industry? Hollywood? The intelligence community? The current and retired top military brass?

In fact, none of them. All had joined or enabled the revolution, on the theory either that their wealth and influence would shield them and their own from its excesses, or like naïve Kerenskyites their status would impress and win over even those who targeted them, or they were inner revolutionaries themselves all along, just waiting to be freed at last by BLM and Antifa.

Against all that money and clout, the counterrevolutionary Trump had only one asset, the proverbial people. He had solely the under-polled and the written-off. They came out to his rallies in the tens of thousands, deluded the pollsters, and told the media less than nothing, but voted and will vote in waves to save America from what it was becoming.

'Joe Biden is a pathological liar' - Washington Times

Dilbert Comic Strip on 2017-05-14 | Dilbert by Scott Adams

Stealing Pennsylvania | The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Subversion of America & The US Election

I am familiar with the author.  She has been frequently attacked for making a documentary about the downsides of mass immigration in Europe.

United States Presidential Election 2016 and 2020

Four years ago on election day, I had resigned myself to Hilary Clinton becoming President. The early morning prediction from a presumably authoritarian source claimed that she had a 96% chance of winning. Around 6 PM I started streaming the major networks, especially CBS which seemed like it had the best coverage.

Only a few results were in by 8 PM, at which time Donald Trump had a lead. My thinking was that this small lead would be obliterated by the large west coast states. By 9 PM it looked like the race could be very close. Trump was still in the lead, but many polls had not been fully counted nor closed yet. However, the network anchors were expressing concern and were looking worried. By 10 PM they were expressing outrage and wondering how could this have happened? They weren't giving the election to Trump yet, but they acknowledged that Hillary was going to have to win most of the remaining races to win the election.

There was a dry spell from 10 PM to 2 AM. Results were coming in very slowly or not at all. I gave up around 1:30 AM because I didn't want to be too sleep-deprived. I had no idea how much longer this was going to take. I went to bed not knowing for sure who won.

Of course, we know who won. The question is could this happen again? Despite what the polls say, I have been arguing for about 3 weeks that Trump is actually winning. The polls don't necessarily reflect who actually votes. There is an enthusiasm gap between the two candidates. Certain recent polls have moved in Trump's direction. Not enough to say that he is winning, but it is hard, very hard, for me to see how the country could elect someone like Joe Biden for a whole bunch of reasons that are already known to most people, so I don't need to restate them here.

We won't know until at least election night, and it may take several more days to sort it all out. Add court challenges and this process could take weeks.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Biden’s space policy: One giant leap for climate change

China hunting in America...

Federal authorities unveiled criminal charges Wednesday against eight people who allegedly served as part of a covert Chinese repatriation squad that sought to forcibly return fugitives to the Beijing government.

The suspects, whose mission was allegedly sanctioned by the Peoples Republic of China, worked for more than three years as part of a campaign known as "Operation Fox Hunt" to coerce Chinese nationals living in the United States to return to China where they were wanted for various government offenses, said John Demers, chief of the Justice Department's National Security Division. 

Five of the suspects, including a New Jersey private investigator who allegedly assisted with surveillance, were arrested earlier Wednesday and charged as illegal agents of the PRC. The three others are believed to be living in China.

"The Chinese government's brazen attempts to surveil, threaten and harass our own citizens and lawful permanent residents while on American soil are part of China's diverse campaign of theft and malign influence in our country and around the world," FBI Director Christopher Wray said.

London Has Fallen | Financial Collapse

A Biden Admin Would Stop Deportations, Undermine Immigration Laws

I listened to the first half of this.

Fwd: That was me...

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Fwd: Political Terror

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From: Larry 

7 Open Leftist Threats That Political Terror Is Coming To America Whether Trump Wins Or Not

Examples of hostilities toward Trump and his supporters abound, but leftists' threats of terror are even greater should Biden win the presidency.

Trump Resistance Plans 'Mass Mobilization' After Election To Shut Down The Country If Biden Doesn't Win

Shut Down DC's 'Strategic framework for action following the 2020 election' sketches out their plans for rioting and attacking American institutions and life unless and until Joe Biden is installed as president.

1. A Think Tank Guy Should Meet…A Firing Squad

First, in a chilling Twitter incident, agitator Nils Gilman called for the execution of journalist and former Trump adviser Michael Anton. Gilman publicly stated, "Michael Anton is the Robert Brasillach of our times and deserves the same fate." Brasillach was a Nazi collaborator in France whose fate was execution by firing squad. Neither Gilman nor Twitter took down the tweet, despite many protests, including a public letter of grave concern from the Claremont Institute, where Anton is a senior fellow.

Gilman is head of the George Soros-funded Berggruen Institute and a co-founder of the "Transition Integrity Project," which war-gamed the ouster of Trump from office regardless of whether he wins re-election. Anton's crime, in Gilman's mind, was publishing an article about Gilman's project in the American Mind, titled "The Coming Coup."

Why is Gilman's Sept. 21 death threat against Anton still up on Twitter an entire month later? Will it remain up after the election?

2. Shoot This CEO For Not being Woke Enough

Second, former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo objected to the company Coinbase's decision to ease up on forcing employees to engage in social justice agendas such as critical race theory. Costolo accused Coinbase's CEO Brian Armstrong of being among the "me-first capitalists" who would be the first lined up and "shot in the revolution."

Costolo, who has 1.5 million Twitter followers, added that he would "happily provide video commentary" of the executions. The tweet has disappeared, although there is no mention of it being deleted. One response comes with a screenshot though:

3. If Trump Loses, His Supporters Remain 'An Existential Threat'

Third, if the Democrats take over the reins of power — in an election, a coup, or a bought-and-paid-for "color revolution" — what happens to those who have supported Trump?

Take a look at this Aug. 1 Salon article, which argues that even if Biden wins, Trumpism "will survive the election and continue to be an existential threat." Author Paul Rosenberg examines the arguments in writings by John Feffer and other anti-Trump pundits who believe there is a lot of work to be done to force the "de-trumpification" of America. They compare Trump supporters to Nazis or the Baathists of Saddam Hussein's Iraq and describe America under Trump as a "pathocracy."

Rosenberg cites Feffer, who says the solution is "to drain the swamp Trump created, bring criminal charges against the former president and his key followers, and launch a serious campaign to change the hearts and minds of Americans who have been drawn to this president's agenda." He even brings up the Nuremberg trials as instructive, trials that resulted in death sentences for 37 Nazis.

That isn't good enough, however, according to Feffer. It's important to go after "low-level participants" to root out Trumpism. It recommends enforcing this changing of "hearts and minds" so that there is "an attitudinal shift that could lead to lasting transformation." This is not a far cry from re-education camps and coercive thought reform.

The formula appears to be threefold and on a large scale, "the scale on which we need to be thinking," according to the Salon article. First, divide the so-called redeemable Trump supporters from those intent on keeping America great. Second, send those who are problematic to virtual education camps. Third, stomp out all the ideas the power elites don't like.

In the same vein, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who has 1 million Twitter followers, recommended that a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" be established to rid the nation of Trumpism.

4. Prosecute Everyone Who Supported Trump

Fourth, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann recently ranted that everyone associated with Trump, including his enablers and supporters, must be "prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society." To many, Olbermann might seem to be a has-been, but he has nearly 1 million Twitter followers. He represents the viewpoint of many in the propaganda media that control more than 90 percent of the megaphones. Olbermann referred to Trump supporters as "maggots" who needed to be chased from the stage.

5. Trump Supporters 'Must Be Eradicated From Society'

Fifth, on Aug. 4, 2019, a supposed religious scholar and CNN contributor Reza Aslan announced on Twitter — a tweet still up as of Oct. 22 — that all Trump supporters "must be eradicated from society" along with Trump, and that there is "no longer any room for nuance." Aslan has nearly 300,000 followers.

His extremely defamatory and threatening tweet reads verbatim: "The President is a white nationalist terror leader. His supporters — ALL OF THEM — are by definition white nationalist terror supporters. The MAGA hat is a KKK hood. And his evil, racist scourge must be eradicated from society."

7. Plots to Dox Political Opponents

Seventh, the left is now using doxing tools to invite widespread targeting of Trump voters. A recently unveiled database called "The Media Manipulation Casebook" is described as a means of gathering personal information that exposes anonymous Trump supporters. NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny appears to use it to find "addresses, property records … even Amazon wish lists" that can be a "goldmine for learning about what a person reads, buys, and wants."

At the same time, open-source materials, such as donations tracked by the Federal Election Commission, are being used to invite the targeting of Trump donors, either by name or address on a hostile site. The information can be used much like the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate map," which triggered the attempted murders at the Family Research Council and the GOP baseball practice.

Terror Is Predictably Increasing

Examples of hostilities toward Trump supporters abound. Many are connected to the potential for violence should Trump win re-election. As the examples above show, however, the threat of terror is even greater should he lose. If Democrats gain control of the White House and other branches, the left has spoken openly of their intent to punish a huge swath of Americans with a program that threatens to cancel them, impose thought-reform programs on them, and worse.

How far will this go? Members of the domestic terror organization Weather Underground, headed up by 1960s radical Bill Ayers, explained some 50 years ago that when "the revolution" came, a lot of Americans would have to be located to education camps. This sounds eerily like what Reich and others are now proposing after they oust Trump. Weather Underground members said that those who didn't comply despite re-education, which they estimated would include about 25 million Americans, would have to be eradicated, as in killed.

Of course, that could never happen here, right? Just remember that history is littered with societies filled with decent, normal people who descended into chaos and murder, often incited by propaganda from a heavily controlled media. However unlikely this seems, we must pay close attention to these patterns so we don't repeat some of the darkest days of history.

Fwd: 1 minute political video montage

From Larry:

Watch the montage of democrats from 20 seconds to 1:30

Free country?

Sixty years ago I was born into a free country. Not absolutely free, since everything is a continuum, and we have been sliding toward bigger and ever more excessive government for at least 90 years.

Nevertheless, I consider it my birthright to live in a free country. This means being able to conduct your affairs with little interference from the government. It means that the burden of government is not excessive.

We have reached a point where a very sizeable group of people advocate socialist policies that wouldn't have been entertained by either main party in past decades. If these people win, then we might as well throw away the constitution, which is already being ignored because the federal government has far exceeded its enumerated constitutional powers.


Old article I wrote

I found something that I wrote about five years ago...

First, let me say that you will be happier if you never worry about politics and only concern yourself with how to make your life better because no matter what you say or do, you will never change anything at the political level.  That, however, is not going to stop me from ranting for a couple of minutes, so please grant me this indulgence.  

Everywhere I look, I see people in poverty and suffering.  No matter what political system you live in, Capitalist or Communist, you have different degrees of the same problem where a tiny percentage of the people own maybe half of everything while a great many others are struggling.  What causes this problem?  The answer might surprise you.

Nowhere on planet Earth does limited government exist anymore, except maybe in some tiny provinces like Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, which by the way
are doing quite well.  

The American experiment in self-government worked really great for a couple of hundred years, but it has long since died and was replaced by European style socialism. When the government spends 43% of the nation's income, what effect do you think that this has on your ability to provide for your family, yourself, and your future?  See the youtube video "Why big government is bad government" and also Stephen Molyneux's video "You are being farmed."  That tiny percentage of people who own half of everything are usually the ones who are smart enough to make government largesse work to their advantage.

In my retirement, I started a couple of self-employment projects.  My point is that people are happier, more productive, and generally more prosperous when they can work for themselves.  However, excessive government regulation makes owning your own business so difficult that most people would never try, and those who do often give up.  It takes economies of scale to make running a business workable, which is why we have the current corporate culture to which most people find themselves "wage slaves."

The Keynesian idea that government spending drives the economy has failed over and over again.  Free people engaging in Free Enterprise drive the economy and make us prosperous.  The only way we can get back to that is to reign in excessive government.  (We should scrap all regulations and start over with simpler replacements.  We should start with the tax code.)

Unfortunately, it might not matter, because the excessive and failed policies of government have driven us so far into debt that we will forever be paying off that debt.


Trump vs Biden: Which Candidate is RACIST?

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Re: 3 months to Mars

The original cost of going to the moon was around 20 billion dollars.  Adjusted for inflation this is over a hundred billion.  We need that money for things on Earth, or to put it more accurately, those resources can be put to better use.  These expenditures either come out of our pockets or put us further into debt.  Either way, it is financially bad for us.

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 1:40 PM Larry Trout wrote:

New nuclear engine concept could help realize 3-month trips to Mars

Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies (USNC-Tech) has developed a concept for a new Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) engine and delivered it to NASA. Claimed to be safer and more reliable than previous NTP designs and with far greater efficiency than a chemical rocket, the concept could help realize the goal of using nuclear propulsion to revolutionize deep space travel, reducing Earth-Mars travel time to just three months.

According to Dr. Michael Eades, principal engineer at USNC-Tech, the new concept engine is more reliable than previous NTP designs and can produce twice the specific impulse of a chemical rocket. Specific impulse is a measure of a rocket's efficiency.

To fuel the concept, UNSC-Tech uses a Fully Ceramic Micro-encapsulated (FCM) fuel to power the engine's reactor. This fuel is based on High-Assay Low Enriched Uranium (HALEU), which is derived from reprocessed civilian nuclear fuel and is enriched to between 5 and 20 percent – greater than that of civilian reactors and less than that of naval reactors. The fuel is then encapsulated into particles coated with zirconium carbide (ZrC).

Monday, October 19, 2020

Response to herd immunity post.

I made these comments in response to the notion that the way to fight COVID is for enough people to get the disease to develop herd immunity. It was claimed that the death rate in New York has gone to almost zero... We can look at stats here: As of today, New York state has 892 new cases compared to 1584 cases for Indiana, despite New York having roughly 3 times the population. The total death rate in New York compared to cases is 6.4%. The total death rate in Indiana is 2.65%, which matches the US rate. However, in both states, if you compare deaths to recovered+deaths, which reflects the total number of resolved cases, then you get a higher percentage because this factors out unresolved cases. In New York, I get 7.5%, and in Indiana, we get 3.5%, and for the whole country, we get 4.1% If you compare new deaths to new cases, then you get 1.55% for New York and 1.45% in Indiana. Since these are only one-day figures, the numbers could be way off, but this is a long way from zero. You could attribute lower death rates due to better health treatments. Early death rates were spiked by mismanagement, especially in New York. It is not proven that the number of new cases in New York is is lower due to herd immunity, especially since only about 2.5% of the population has been infected. New York has been in lockdown for months, and they have been stricter than most states. It has been claimed that there are a larger number of asymptomatic cases, and there likely is, but I don't think that we have good evidence of what that is. The World Health Organization thinks that 1/10 people have been infected, but that still leaves 90% of the population who can spread the disease. The most optimistic projection that I have seen for the death rate of COVID is around 0.7%. This comes from the CDC. Infect 300 million people and you still have 2 million deaths.

We are so close to a vaccine that we should be trying to prevent more people from getting sick and dying.


Star Trek: Lower Decks Showrunner Claims Every Starfleet Officer Is "Baseline Bisexual"

McMahan did a recent interview with Variety, where he discussed quite a bit of his plans for the second season of the animated show while also confirming that they're planning to explore Ensign Mariner's sexuality more prominently.

During the interview, McMahan revealed that Mariner was romantically involved with Captain Amina Ramsey when the two were at the Academy.

The showrunner stated, "The thing about privilege is that some people have it, some people don't. But everybody has their own story as well."

He continued, "There's an episode in the first season where you meet Mariner's close friend, confidant, and probably lover from the Academy days, who literally says, 'You used to be the best of us, you were going to be a captain, what happened to you?'"

That character is Captain Amina Ramsey. And McMahan would be asked a follow-up on that revelation confirming if she is indeed her lover.

He responded, "We weren't explicit about it, because most of the relationships in this show are familial or friendship love. It's not physical love. That character showing up, the story we're telling about them has nothing to do with any previous relationships they've had."

He then went on to reveal that all the Starfleet officers on the show are "baseline bisexual."

He stated, "For me and for the writers as we were making this, we didn't intentionally mean for anybody to be strictly heteronormative or straight or cis. Every Starfleet officer is probably at the baseline bisexual, in a way. That being said, I am not the most amazing person at writing those kind of stories. I think we get a little bit better about it in the second season."

McMahan would also discuss the show's inclusiveness. He stated, "It's something I think we need to be better about. If there's anything I can say about inclusiveness — whether it's about sex or gender or race or anything — is that I know that I can always learn more and be better about it, and I'm always trying to do that."

He then specifically stated they should have made it clearer that Mariner had a female lover, "This is one of those cases where we could have done a better job of explicitly stating the things that the writers always knew about Mariner. It seeps in there in little ways, which even irritates me even more, like you start off the season with Mariner saying, "Whoa, she's like the hottest girl on the ship, are you nervous?" —  that's one of her first lines."

McMahan continued, "That doesn't put a stake in the ground, which I wish we had done a little bit more explicitly. It's always a learning experience. We're going to be trying to be better about it. And we are more explicit about it in the second season."

Friday, October 16, 2020

Spike in new COVID cases.

Not long ago in Indiana, we were looking at 500 new cases per day. I was kind of surprised when it crept over 1,000. The latest includes 300 cases whose reporting was delayed for technical reasons, but that still leaves us with 2,000 new cases.


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Mark Ruffalo Accuses Israel and America of ‘Apartheid’

Mark Ruffalo has been extremely outspoken lately, mostly trashing Trump and Republicans with some really rude comments. As much as I like the actor, this lowers my opinion of him. Unfortunately, he is not the only one.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

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Rush welcomes President Trump for the largest Radio Rally in history.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Side Effects of Vaccines - How High is the Risk?

Declassified docs show CIA briefed Obama on Hillary's plan to link Trump to Russia

AOC Threatens Americans: "You're Not Going Back to Brunch"

The secret history of dirt

This is a bit environmentalist but interesting nevertheless.

It would be reasonable to assume that farmers have some training in how to take care of their soil as well as some incentive to do so.  Otherwise, they would be getting lower yields every year.  It is possible that they rely heavily on chemical fertilizers, which is mostly just nitrogen, instead of natural ones.  Chemical fertilizers are derived from fossil fuels, which are a finite resource.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020


This is especially relevant to anyone who has seen the movie "A Boy and his Dog."


Video: “I'm Thinking of Ending My Life"

This is a grim subject matter. I don't agree with people ending their life except under extreme circumstances when it would be merciful. This is how Sigmund Freud died with the help of his physician. I think a better response would be to tell the man to wait until he was much closer to dying, when it would also be legal in his state.

It is possible that within the next year there could be better treatments. It is not likely, but it is possible. Where there is life there is hope.

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: Democrats Justify Infanticide | National Review

Biden's website says he supports the Green new deal

''"Do you support the Green New Deal?" debate moderator and Fox News host Chris Wallace asked, point blank.

"No, I don't support the Green New Deal," Biden said."

A quick search on Biden's campaign website however, proves otherwise.

"Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face," the campaign website reads.