Monday, April 12, 2021

Lieutenant STOPPED by Police EXPLAINED with DASHCAM VIDEO

I watched the first 32 minutes of this last night.  Cutting to the chase, a soldier is stopped by police for failure to display a license plate properly.  He drove 1.2 miles while being chased by the police before pulling over.  He refused to get out of the vehicle despite repeated commands by the police for him to get out.  He was warned many times.  A black police officer pepper-sprayed him so that they could get him out of the vehicle.  The man sued.  I heard today that the police officer was fired for excessive use of force. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgBMnJyOiT0

I don't see that the police did anything wrong.  They have to protect themselves.  In this slightly graphic video, a police officer was shot by a suspect who refused to get out of his vehicle.  He was behaving in a similar manner to the person in the other video, and then he shot the cop.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMlzW6iVrRA



Sunday, April 11, 2021

Falun Gong

I found out that the Epoch Times and the youtube channels NTD Television and China Uncensored, all of which I have watched, were founded by a highly persecuted Chinese religious cult.

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



The Epoch Times has been criticized by "fact checkers".  However, some of these come from highly liberal sources.  Politifact.com was started by a very liberal newspaper and is run by some of the reporters.


However, there is no doubt that the Epoch Times has a very conservative bias.

This might be a case of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."  These news sources are highly critical of the Chinese Communist Party because of their persecution by the CCP.

Why Penises Are Shrinking Across the World

More Side Effects With Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: CDC Study

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Everything wrong with Woke Culture (and the impact on feminism)

The sneaky liberalism of Joe Biden's first few months in office - CNNPolitics

Add it up and you get this: A man in Biden who believes that the moment demands radical and bold change -- whether or not Republicans are willing to come along for the ride.

Which isn't the Joe Biden most people (including Democrats) likely thought they were getting. But it's the Joe Biden we have -- at least for now.

Beating a dead horse on Climate alarmism.


I respond to his comments about CO2 emissions.  Beating a dead horse:

It has taken 140 years for the average global atmospheric temperature to rise 1-degree celsius. Climate alarmism is exaggerated by those wanting to promote their agendas. The current benefits of increased CO2 far outweigh the downside. Besides vastly increased crop yields, cold kills more people than heat. The winter of 1880 was a disaster, and so were some of the winters that followed. Nobody can say that the 1 degree cooler temperature of 1880 is preferable to what we have now.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Prosecution Against Derek Chauvin Is Collapsing

1st Cases Of Brazil Variant, More Contagious S. African Variant In L.A. – Deadline

Public Health Officials in Los Angeles reported on Wednesday that the county had detected the first cases of the Coronavirus variants originally seen in Brazil and South Africa. While only three instances of the virus strain from Brazil — also known as P.1 — and one instance of the variant from South Africa — known as B.1.351 — were detected, they are likely far from the only cases in the county.

Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer noted that, due to the expense, "Very few of our specimens are genetically tested in this way." Statewide, only 5% of tests are run through genomic sequencing, according to California's top health officer. The rate is even less at the county level.




According to the other article I posted, the Pfizer vaccine is 2/3 less effective against the South African Variant and the Moderna Vaccine is 6.4 times less effective.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A Latte Soy Boy living in China learns alot

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From: Larry Trout 


Especially interesting to view the Anti-American Sentiment at 8:30.  Wow, the statements at 15:40 are amazing.

However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light


INSANE: Teenage Girls Charged With Murder Get Lenient Plea Deal

A third of Covid-19 survivors suffer 'brain disease,' study shows - CNN

(CNN) As many as one in three people infected with Covid-19 have longer-term mental health or neurological symptoms, researchers reported Tuesday.

They found 34% of Covid-19 survivors received a diagnosis for a neurological or psychological condition within six months of their infection, according to the study published Tuesday in the journal Lancet Psychiatry.

The most common diagnosis was anxiety, found in 17% of those treated for Covid-19, followed by mood disorders, found in 14% of patients.

And while the neurological effects are more severe in hospitalized patients, they are still common in those who were only treated in an outpatient setting, the researchers note.

"That rate increased progressively as the severity of the Covid-19 illness increased. If we look at patients who were hospitalized that rate increased to 39%," said Maxime Taquet, an academic clinical fellow in psychiatry at the University of Oxford, and a co-author of the new study.

The results help light the way for how the healthcare system ought to continue helping Covid-19 survivors, the researchers said.

Biden’s New World Order | Ep. 1229

I listened to this on iHeart Radio.  Twice.  Ben Shapiro really nails it.  He covers taxes for 23 minutes.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

How Many Strains of the Coronavirus Are There? About New Variants

Will the COVID-19 vaccines offer protection against the new strains?
You may be wondering if the coronavirus variants have an impact on the effectiveness of our current vaccines.

From what we know so far, it appears that the current vaccines may be less effective for B.1.351, the variant first identified in South Africa. This is currently an area of ongoing, intense research.

Let's look at a snapshot of what some of the data says so far.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
Large-scale clinical trials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine found a vaccine effectiveness of 95 percent against the original version of the new coronavirus.

This vaccine is currently authorized for emergency use in the United States.

A recent study investigated the effectiveness of this vaccine for test viruses containing the mutations found in B.1.351. To do this, serum from individuals who had been vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was used.

Researchers found that this serum, which contains antibodies, was less effective against B.1.351. In fact, neutralization of test viruses containing all of the mutations present in B.1.351 was reduced by two-thirds.

What about B.1.1.7, the variant first seen in the U.K.?

A study similar to the one we've discussed above found that neutralization of test viruses with the spike protein of B.1.1.7 was only slightly lower than it was for earlier versions of the coronavirus.

Moderna vaccine
The large-scale clinical trials on the Moderna vaccine determined that vaccine effectiveness was 94.1 percent against the original version of the new coronavirus.

Like the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the Moderna vaccine has been authorized for emergency use in the United States.

A recent study looked into the effectiveness of the Moderna vaccine for the B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 variants. In order to do this, researchers used serum from individuals who had received the Moderna vaccine and test viruses containing the spike proteins from the variants.

It was found that test viruses with the B.1.1.7 spike protein were neutralized in a similar manner to earlier versions of the coronavirus.

However, neutralization of test viruses with the spike protein of B.1.351 was 6.4-fold lower.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the third COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized for emergency use in the United States.

Unlike the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, it only requires one dose.

This vaccine has yet to be tested against specific variants. However, large-scale clinical trials were performed in places where variants are circulating, such as South Africa and South America.

According to the data released from clinical trialsTrusted Source, the effectiveness of this vaccine 28 days after vaccination is:

66 percent effective overall
72 percent in the United States
66 percent effective in South America, where the P.1 variant is circulating
57 percent effective in South Africa, where the B.1.351 variant is circulating
85 percent effective at preventing severe COVID-19 symptoms across all geographical regions

Biden Makes Easter Plea; U.K. Plans Vaccine Passes: Virus Update - Bloomberg

President Joe Biden issued an Easter message casting vaccinations as a "moral obligation, one that can save your life and the lives of others." Republican opposition to vaccine passports grew as Mississippi's governor said they were not "a good thing to do in America."

The U.S. added almost 65,000 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday and remains on pace for the most weekly infections since the end of February. North Dakota has gone nine days without a Covid-19 fatality, the longest stretch since the first death there.

United States Covid-19 deaths were about 4K per day at the beginning of this year. Now it is about 1K per day. Still, for most of last year, people were complaining when it was 1K per day.



Infections with ‘U.K Variant’ B.1.1.7 Have Greater Risk of Mortality – NIH Director's Blog

Based on this evidence, the researchers calculated the risk of death associated with B.1.1.7 infection. Their estimates suggest that B.1.1.7 infection was associated with 55 percent greater mortality compared to other SARS-CoV-2 variants over this time period.

Why TVs Are SO CHEAP

Paris Jackson gives rare details about Michael's parenting

When Campbell suggested that Paris was too famous to show up for model castings, she insisted that she is "a full believer that I should earn everything."  

"I need to … I go to auditions, I work hard, I study scripts, I do my thing," she added.

Paris has certainly been doing her thing. Earlier this month, she starred in Stella McCartney's ad campaign for her new collection, featuring eco-conscious vegan-leather pieces.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Woka-Cola Tastes Like Garbage

I listened to this on iHeart Radio.  Although I like all of Ben's Shapiro shows, I found this episode to be particularly insightful.  So far, I have only listened to the first 27 minutes.

My initial thoughts on the George Floyd Trial

Friday, April 2, 2021

My thoughts on COVID one year ago today

March was a terrible month. The math does not look good. We went from 7,000 cases worldwide to a million. At this rate, we could be at 100 million by the end of April. By the end of May, the whole world could be infected. A month ago the United States was barely affected, and now it is everywhere.
This appears to be far worse than what public officials are willing to admit. The virus is projected to peak in different places anywhere from mid-April to late May. Can we afford to have our economy shut down for two whole months? Two months is not the end of it, because the disease is likely to be at its peak throughout May. Can we afford to have most of the population isolated for four months?
I'm worried that society will break down. You might not be able to get basic supplies.
At some point, we might have to isolate the people most at risk and let the disease run its course. A recent article said that the death rate is really under 1%, but even so, we seem to be headed toward 5 billion people infected as one expert predicted. We could be looking at Spanish flu numbers where between 50 to 100 million people will die.
I am hoping that they can fast-track some treatment. A vaccine may be a long way off, but if they can treat the worst off then they could cut down on the mortality. As people recover then herd immunity will slow down the virus.
I have seen a couple of different conspiracy theorists claim that this is a weaponized virus created in a Chinese lab from a virus originally modified in the United States. The experts say that it is not. The virus appears to have come from bats. However, at this point, it doesn't matter, because either way, it is an extremely contagious virus with relatively high mortality. That's the reality that we are faced with.

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The Butterfly Effect Over A Counterfeit Twenty Dollar Bill In Minneapolis

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

PASSPORT TO TYRANNY Dinesh D’Souza Podcast Ep57

The first seven minutes make the point.

Spending with no limits


$200 billion, $2.2 trillion, $900 billion, $1.9 trillion. Over a year, Congress has passed $5.2 trillion in extraordinary spending — and President Biden wants another $3-4 trillion, split between infrastructure and social spending.

When a "normal" federal budget, pre-COVID, was $4.4 trillion, and with borrowing, not taxes, funding nearly half of federal spending, it's not crazy to ask how much is too much, before we risk huge inflation.

"Modern monetary theory" is a trendy philosophy — AOC is a fan — that holds that the government can spend as much money as it wants. Drinks all around! Even if bondholders don't feel like lending to us to make up the difference in spending and revenues, the Federal Reserve can create new money through "keystrokes," argues the first-ever MMT textbook, published in 2019.

The Fed has been doing that. In early 2008, the amount of money available in the U.S. economy was $7.5 trillion. By 2012, it had risen to more than $10 trillion. Much of this was the Fed printing electronic dollars, to encourage people to spend after the economy crashed: the Fed "grew" its own holdings from less than $1 trillion to more than $3 trillion.

(This may sound confusing, but it is no different than if you received a bank statement listing the amount of money in your checking account, didn't like it, and so took a pen and added some zeroes.)

That didn't cause inflation (sort of), so why should this?

But this time is different. In a year, the Fed has nearly doubled its own holdings (again, that pen!) from $4 trillion to $7.7 trillion. Money in the U.S. economy has risen from $15.4 trillion to $19.7 trillion, partly because people who have kept their jobs have so little to spend on, with travel and entertainment off limits.

People who lost jobs need relief. But relief is different from hosing the economy with cash.

The danger of too much spending is that it doesn't create productive goods or services; it just makes things cost more. That's especially true because, when the economy opens up, people will spend the money they've saved — they're already searching for plane flights.

$1 trillion? Why not $5 trillion! For progressives, the sky is no longer the limit on spending (nypost.com)


DASZAK "Coronavirus is a pretty good…You can manipulate them in the lab pretty easily. It’s spike protein"

In April, he told the show DemocracyNow that, "The idea that this virus escaped from a lab is just pure baloney. It's simply not true. I've been working with that lab for 15 years. They're some of the best scientists in the world."

Daszak has pushed that line ever since. Relentlessly.

Last summer, he wrote an op-ed in The Guardian entitled, "Ignore the conspiracy theories: scientists know Covid-19 wasn't created in a lab." Then made the point on Twitter repeatedly.

But going forward, it may be much more difficult to dismiss this story. On Sunday, the former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, told CNN that based on everything he knows, he too believes the coronavirus likely came from the lab in Wuhan.

REDFIELD: I am of the point of view that I still think the most likely ideology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory, escaped. Other people don't believe that. That's fine. Science will eventually figure it out. It's not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect the laboratory worker.

Tucker Carlson: Why the media, scientific community and WHO won't investigate COVID origins | Fox News