Thursday, December 31, 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Never did I imagine I would ever experience anything analogous in America, the Land of the Free, the land of the Statue of Liberty and of the Liberty Bell. But I did yesterday, when leaving Florida and returning to California.
There is no question that America is becoming, if it hasn't already become, two countries: one that values liberty, from small businesses being allowed to operate to people being allowed to say what they believe, and one that has contempt for liberty, from eating in restaurants to free speech.
I am asked almost daily by friends around the country and by callers to my national radio show whether I intend to stay in California.
Were it not for all the close friends who live here and the synagogue I and a few friends founded, the answer would be no. But at a given point, I am sure that I will leave this Soviet satellite for a free state.
Monday, December 28, 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Ivermectin has antiviral effects against several distinct positive-sense single-strand RNA viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. On 10 April 2020, the FDA issued guidance to not use veterinary-grade ivermectin as treatment for COVID-19 in humans.
Ivermectin inhibits replication of SARS-CoV-2 in monkey kidney cell culture with an IC50 of 2.2 - 2.8 µM, making it a possible candidate for COVID-19 drug repurposing research. The doses used in cell culture would require 104 larger doses in humans based on this data, which does not look promising as an effective treatment for COVID-19. Such high doses of ivermectin are not covered by the current human-use approvals of the drug and could be dangerous, as the likely antiviral mechanism of action is the suppression of a host cellular process, specifically the inhibition of nuclear transport by importin α/β1.
A preprint published in April 2020 claimed benefits of ivermectin in the treatment of COVID-19, but it was a retrospective study based on questionable hospital data from Surgisphere and was withdrawn at the end of May. The preprint led to several government agencies in Latin America recommending ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment; these recommendations were later denounced by the regional WHO office. On October 12, 2020 Peru withdrew its authorization to use ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19.
The actual Christmas message from the Queen was religious and hopeful.
I think that Americans took much more interest in the monarchy when it became an entertaining soap opera. Also, we have felt a closer connection to England as an ally since World War II.
I think that "The Crown" series on Netflix is extremely good. Also, the movie "The Queen" made in 2003 is critically acclaimed. I liked the movie so much that I watched it 3 times.
Queen Elizabeth is an interesting figure. As a young lady during World War II, she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (equivalent to the Woman's Auxilary Corps in America) and worked as a truck driver and a mechanic.
Friday, December 25, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Fwd: Patrick Byrne clams about What Really Happened In That Friday Meeting With President Trump Last Week
From: John Coffey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:32 AM
Subject: What Really Happened In That Friday Meeting With President Trump Last Week
Somebody brought this meeting up to me. Reportedly it was pretty heated.
Patrick Byrne is a millionaire that has been funding investigations into the voter fraud. He is the same guy you saw earlier in another video who was part of the sting operation on Hillary Clinton when she accepted an $18 million bribe. This video has a lot of valuable information. It is 2 hours long, I only listened to the first 1 hour. But at least listen to the first 20 minutes. This is a man telling you first hand what happened in the White House, he was there (he says "I almost stood up and decked the guy.")
From: John Coffey <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 9:28 PM
Subject: Patrick Byrne clams about What Really Happened In That Friday Meeting With President Trump Last Week
To: al <algrotz>
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Fwd: Amid coronavirus surge, California calls for 5,000 body bags, dozens of refrigerated storage units | Fox News
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020
A CPA Has Analyzed And Confirmed The Evidence Of The Electi0n Frawd Domini0n Algorithm (See Links) - YouTube
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Tens of thousands rally in Washington DC to support Trump and demand election integrity | NTD - YouTube
Friday, December 11, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
From what I can tell by casual observation, maybe 10 to 20% of the population doesn't want to take the vaccine.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The FDA says Pfizer’s Covid vaccine is safe and effective. But trial participants warn of intense symptoms after second shot
Others experienced headaches and fatigue.
The FDA said that while side effects of the Pfizer vaccine are common, there are "no specific safety concerns identified that would preclude issuance of an EUA."
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Monday, December 7, 2020
Dear Obama/Biden and Harris, Pelosi and Schumer, I never cared: -I never cared if you were "gay" until you started shoving it in my face, and the faces of our children. -I never cared what color you were, until you started blaming my race for your problems. -I never cared about your political affiliation until you started to condemn me for mine. -I never cared where you were born until you wanted to erase my history and blame my ancestors for your current problems. -I never cared if you were well-off or poor, until you said you were discriminated against, when I was promoted because I worked hard. -I never cared if your beliefs were different from mine, until you said my beliefs were wrong. Now I care! My patience and tolerance are gone. I'm not alone in feeling this way there are millions of us who do......and we have had enough !!!
Pollster Patrick Basham: Biden Victory Not Statistically Impossible, But Statistically Unlikely | Video | RealClearPolitics
Sunday, December 6, 2020
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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
I identify as an International Chess Grandmaster. With Alzheimer's.
I am for the President, but if he has such a strong case then it should be resolved in the courts, so why does he need to make a 45-minute speech to the American public? He comes across as pleading, which makes him look desperate, and this in turn makes him look weak.
Do I think that there was election fraud? Tons. Was it enough to sway the election? I don't know. Can it be proven? I don't know.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020
I find the name Dinesh D'Souza on the U.S. Chess Federation website. I don't know if this is the same person because it could be a common Indian name, and a great many people from India play chess. The membership of the person on the USCF website expired in 2005 and he lived in California where Dinesh D'Souza also lived at the time so it could be the same person.
In response to the video I wrote the following comment:
"Speaking as someone who is barely ranked at the Expert level, I think that men and women have different inclinations toward competitive sports, where chess is a somewhat ego-driven sport. Women by their nature prefer activities that are more cooperative. Studies have shown that women are less inclined to engage in analytical thinking even though they are equally capable of it.
I haven't watched the show yet, but my concern is that Hollywood movies are full of heroes who rise to the top with little or no effort. This is not reality, and chess is an incredibly difficult game to master."
Saturday, November 28, 2020
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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.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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
Monday, November 16, 2020
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."
Sunday, November 15, 2020
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
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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.
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 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.
Maybe the system has outlived its usefulness.
Monday, November 9, 2020
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
Friday, November 6, 2020
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
A Crisis Of Trust And A Close Election: https://youtu.be/oRvu1fzwVis
PA Secretary of State Boockvar holds election update press conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoxU1pWtWFs
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
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?