Wednesday, September 30, 2020

2020



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

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

https://youtu.be/acfgxm0nVpI

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.



Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Pittsburg Antibody

A Pittsburgh-created medicine to prevent and treat COVID-19 could begin testing in humans in 2021, University of Pittsburgh doctors said Tuesday.

Safety trials of the medicine, dubbed Ab8, will start next year with the hope of getting Food and Drug Administration approval to begin clinical trials, said Dr. John Mellors, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UPMC and Pitt, the hospital giant's academic partner.

The medicine — which is not a vaccine — is meant to help protect people who are already infected with COVID-19 from having it spread further in their bodies. It should last "weeks to months," Dr. Mellors said during a briefing, but added that it was too early to speculate about the cost of the treatment. 

In an article published Monday in the medical journal Cell, Dr. Mellors and other researchers reported that the antibody they'd identified was effective in neutralizing COVID-19 in mice and hamsters.


https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/09/15/human-testing-Ab8-COVID-19-UPMC-Pitt-research-antibody-vaccine/stories/202009150155




Joe Biden's Climate Plan is a Disaster

new thorium fuel

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Fwd: RBG criticism

Ruth Bader Ginsburg did a great many interesting and impressive things in her life, but she never did the one thing she probably really should have done: run for office. Ruth Bader Ginsburg wasn't an associate justice of the Supreme Court — not really: She was a legislator in judicial drag.

You need not take my word on this: Ask her admirers. "Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a vision for America," Linda Hirshman argues in the Washington Post. What was her vision? "To make America fairer, to make justice bigger." That is not a job for a judge — that is a job for a legislator. The job of making law properly belongs to — some people find this part hard to handle — lawmakers. Making law is not the job of the judge. The job of the judge is to see that the law is followed and applied in a given case. It does not matter if the law is unfair or if the law is unjust — that is not the judge's concern. If you have a vision for America, and desire to make the law more fair or more just, then there is a place for you: Congress. That is where the laws are made.

This distinction is an important one. As you may have noticed over the course of the summer, Americans do not agree on everything. Some of us have ideas about what is good, decent, fair, just, wise, intelligent, prudent, and necessary that are radically different from the ideas other Americans have about what is good, decent, fair, just, wise, intelligent, prudent, and necessary. Democracy is not good for very much, but democratic institutions are how we settle those disagreements. Even the antidemocratic elements of U.S. government, such as the Bill of Rights, which put certain questions beyond the reach of mere temporary majorities, came out of democratic institutions and were implemented through a democratic process. It is from that that they derive their legitimacy. Democracy has its shortcomings — mostly rooted in the fact that human beings are universally fallen and in the majority savage — but the alternative is bonking each other over the head over every disagreement.

https://www.nationalreview.com/the-tuesday/ruth-bader-ginsburg-didnt-understand-her-job/?utm_source=recirc-desktop&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=right-rail&utm_content=top-stories&utm_term=first



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Fwd: White house press discussion of pediatric deaths


"You are taking it out of context because you're making an assertion that he's not giving critical information when, in fact, he is and I will underscore exactly what he said," McEnany said. "He said this, 'You know, in some states thousands of people, and they've had nobody young, below the age of 18 like nobody. They have a strong immune system.' That is factually true, you can go to the America Academy of Pediatrics website, the Children's Hospital Association and they list a number of states that have had zero pediatric deaths."

"Yes, it is exactly as I read it to you, that in several states, they have had zero pediatric deaths. I have the entire list here: Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas and the list goes on. As you may not know, Jim, the COVID has a .01 mortality rate for people under the age of 18, so it is not a disease that affects young people in the same way as older people, which is the exact point the president was making last night," McEnany shot back.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/kayleigh-mcenany-jim-acosta


Climate Change Alarmism Is Really About Socialism

Thursday, September 17, 2020

People Who Accuse Trump of Being a “Fascist” Prove They Have No Idea What the Word Means

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRKCg9nseOc

The central tenet of the original Fascists was state control of the economy.  There were other issues, but their motto was "Everything in the state.  Nothing outside the state."   Since World War II, the political left has tried to pin this term on the political right, which is the opposite of the political right believes.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Fwd: Climate change

This is an informative video on climate change.  The first four parts, lasting about 17 minutes, echo many of the points I made.  Then he gets into the idea that Climate Change is bad and how we need to switch to renewable energy.




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From: John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 10:27 PM
Subject: Climate change
To:


It has taken 140 years for the Earth's temperature to go up 1-degree celsius. The climate crisis is just a political agenda pushed by a very biased IPCC. Their actions have shown extreme bias, such as not hiring anyone who did not already believe in catastrophic man-made warning, which is what they are supposed to evaluate, trying to censor papers by skeptical scientists, trying to hide the massive 2007 decline in temperature, calling for the elimination of capitalism, having 1/3 of their staff be members of an environmental lobbying group, which is a conflict of interest since they are a government organization part of the UN, and finally calling catastrophic man-made warning "their religion."

The predictions are that we will go from 400 parts per million atmospheric CO2 to 800 parts per million by the year 2100, at which time we will have used up most fossil fuels. The Climate Sensitivity to the doubling of CO2 is predicted to be 1.5 to 3 degrees Celsius depending upon who you ask. This predicted Climate Sensitivity has gone down considerably over time to better match the observations.

We are not in a climate crisis. Deadly storms have dropped in half. All the climate models have predicted more heat than what reality has produced. The climate modelers admit that they can't accurately predict the effect of clouds, which we will get more of as the Earth warms. There is widespread disagreement about whether clouds produce negative or positive feedback. For 20 years the skeptics have predicted that clouds would cause negative feedback.

The benefit of increased CO2 on the greening of the Earth is massive, allowing us to have record crop yields to feed a larger world population. Sea level rise has been modest, although still potentially a danger.

CO2 does not block infrared radiation. It scatters it in all directions. You have to keep doubling the level of CO2 to get the same effect as the last doubling, which means that there is a logarithmic return. So it is logical that as CO2 goes up that we would reach a new temperature equilibrium.

There is strong evidence that the sun and the Earth's precessing orbit in something called the Milankovich cycles are the primary drivers of temperature. Geological data over long time periods show temperature increases preceding CO2 increases and not the other way around. This is because temperature increases cause the oceans to release CO2 gasses stored in them. To be honest, the temperature cycle is augmented by the released CO2.

Sadly, we are running out of CO2. Look at the CO2 level data for the last 20 million years and you will see a nosedive until humans reversed this trend. (Natural processes sequester CO2 underground as it combines with rock in the presence of moisture.) This is the reason that we have been in the Pleistocene ice age for the last 2.5 million years. During the last period of glaciation, just over 15,000 years ago, the CO2 level dropped to just above the level that all plants die from lack of CO2. If this trend were allowed to continue, had we not intervened, eventually, the CO2 levels will get too low to sustain plant life. The next period of glaciation will happen in about 10,000 to 15,000 years unless we do something to prevent it, and these periods of glaciations over geological time periods have caused massive declines in human population.

The brief warm period that the Earth experienced over the last 10,000 years is a bit of anomaly. It is no coincidence that all of human civilization arose during this brief warm period, starting in the Fertile Crescent in the middle east. It is here that 10,000 years ago humans first learned how to use grains, and this gave rise to civilization leading to everything we know today. (Interestingly enough, about 300 years after humans learned to make bread, they learned how to make beer, which has been a major part of human civilization ever since. The ancient Egyptians paid the pyramid builders with beer. They were expert beer makers, and beer was a regular part of the Egyptian diet. They used to make a porridge consisting of beer mixed with grains and eat it for breakfast.)
Best wishes,

John Coffey


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Fwd: Pittsburgh antibody for covid

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From: Larry Trout

University of Pittsburgh scientists discover antibody that 'neutralizes' virus that causes COVID-19

Its component is 10 times smaller than a full-sized antibody




Friday, September 11, 2020

National Geographic - Inside 9/11: Zero Hour (Disc 2) 2005

I think that this is a fascinating documentary about 9-11. I have been watching it every year on the anniversary of 9-11. The video is no longer free on youtube, but I found it on bitchute...

https://www.bitchute.com/video/c8rGZnMGduja/

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Pfizer's Latest Stealthy Move Could Help It Win the Coronavirus Vaccine Race

Trevor Noah EMBARRASSING GENDER REVEAL CRITICISM - YouTube

DeBlasio stops housing homeless in upper class NYC neighborhood

Fwd: YIKES: Oscars Announce New WOKE Guidelines For Best Picture Nominees; Sh...

No matter how virtuous a message might be, I don't go to the movies to be lectured to.

From: Albert Nelms

In the past, these guidelines seem to be implemented whenever a best picture Oscar win was decided. Now, it's just become official. My disdain for woke culture and it's implementation in the entertainment industry has reached a new high. I simply want to escape from my reality for 90-120 minutes, eat some popcorn, and drink a soda. I don't want to be fed "wokeness" throughout a movie. I can get that B.S. for free. So why do I need Hollywood to produce a movie in which they expect me to pay to eat their message?


Fwd: How the Far Left Fails Basic Math

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Return to normalcy

The campaign slogan of Waren G. Harding in 1920 was "Return to Normalcy" after World War 1.

"America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration; not agitation, but adjustment; not surgery, but serenity; not the dramatic, but the dispassionate; not experiment, but equipoise; not submergence in internationality, but sustainment in triumphant nationality."

Seems apropos to today.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_to_normalcy

Dixie Brewery to Change Name | Brewbound

https://www.brewbound.com/news/dixie-brewery-to-change-name/

This feels unnecessary. From Wikipedia: 'The song "Dixie" a favorite of President Abraham Lincoln (himself born in Dixie); he had it played at some of his political rallies and at the announcement of General Robert E. Lee's surrender.'

Monday, September 7, 2020

Fixing Daylight Saving Time Is THIS Easy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMrb56dDpic

I hate this clock switching with a passion.  I've been an advocate of what I call "comprise time".  Since we can't figure out what time we want to be on, let's split the difference and go permanently halfway between.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Media & The Democrats Are Attempting The Biggest Narrative Flip In Presidential Campaign History

Why are we still having riots after 3 months?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LW4G2YnaLM

Re: Tucker: The rise of left-wing rage mobs in America

Three months ago I responded to a message on Facebook criticizing Donald Trump this way...  Speaking of which, why are things no different three months later?

"When the far left is trying to burn down our cities, beating up men and women, attacking cops, throwing Molotov cocktails, trying to impose communism on us, trying to take away our freedom, trying to impose a completely false narrative of a racist America, claiming that good people who are not racist are actually racist, exploiting a completely and provable false narrative of police racism and genocide against Black people, did you really think that I was going to abandon Trump amidst all this?

With all the lies against Trump, and the attempts to tear down our society and take away our freedom, the people who love freedom in this country have taken notice. When our cities are in flames then you are going to see a repeat of 1968 where the silent majority is going to vote in the candidate who most represents law and order. It is going to be the biggest backlash in history. (If this doesn't happen then I will think that my birthright to live in a free country has been stolen from me. The United States has already gone way past constitutional limits on government power.)

Just my opinion, but I think this is correct.

Best wishes,

John Coffey"

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 8:50 PM Albert Nelms wrote:
I agree. He usually makes good points. He's been ranting a little more than normal lately. I think, like most of us, he's tired of seeing stupid things happen in this country. When BLM, Antifa, the Democrats, and the extreme left conspire against facts, Republicans and Trump, it's very frustrating.

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 8:46 PM John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com> wrote:
Although three-month-old news, he makes some good points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv6Y3a4BV6E




The Shocking And Twisted Origins Of Modern Gender Theory EXPLAINED


I'm sure that this is a complex topic.   There are going to be a few people who just cannot identify with their biological sex.  Another video claimed that transgender people show one brain difference of their identified sex.  (at 19:30).  Overall this is a fascinating video talking about differences between men and women... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhwO8u4sZ-8

Tucker: The rise of left-wing rage mobs in America

Although three-month-old news, he makes some good points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv6Y3a4BV6E

Tucker: Left ignores Ivy League discrimination against Asian, white students

SEATTLE BLM DEMAND WHITE PEOPLE GIVE UP THEIR HOMES