Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The government is the bully | Ben Shapiro LIVE at University of Michigan

What happened to the Golden State?: Dennis Prager – Orange County Register

As a graduate student studying communism, during the Cold War, I would travel through the countries known as Soviet satellites: Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. In the middle of my trips, I would stop in Austria to breathe free air.

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.

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/12/24/what-happened-to-the-golden-state-dennis-prager/

We Live In The Most Tolerant Civilization Ever, But Leftists Aren't Happy

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Why are So Many Young Americans Attracted to Socialism?

I'm trying to not post too many videos, but this video makes really good points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN7QP9PUcIU

Evil Isn’t A Sickness

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

EXPLAINER: How does the COVID-19 vaccine work?

How Cats Secretly Keep Us All Alive

"I CAN'T KEEP DOING THIS": Doctor pleads for review of data during COVID-19 Senate hearing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq8SXOBy-4w

COVID-19

Ivermectin has antiviral effects against several distinct positive-sense single-strand RNA viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.[79] On 10 April 2020, the FDA issued guidance to not use veterinary-grade ivermectin as treatment for COVID-19 in humans.[80][81]

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.[82][83] 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.[84][85] 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,[85] specifically the inhibition of nuclear transport by importin α/β1.[86]

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.[87] On October 12, 2020 Peru withdrew its authorization to use ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19.[88]

In November 2020 a meta-analysis found only weak evidence of benefit.[89] The World Health Organization and National Institute of Health abandoned trials of ivermectin for use treating COVID-19, because of a lack of promising evidence.[90]


Ivermectin has been shown to inhibit the replication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in cell cultures.7 However, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies suggest that achieving the plasma concentrations necessary for the antiviral efficacy detected in vitro would require administration of doses up to 100-fold higher than those approved for use in humans.8,9  





One study published on Dec. 2 in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases found that a five-day course of ivermectin was found to be safe and effective in treating mild COVID-19 adult patients. The trial involved 72 hospitalized patients in Bangladesh, and researchers said larger trials are needed to confirm the preliminary findings.

Another large study, published in November as a preprint, found the addition of ivermectin to standard care to be a "very effective drug for treatment of COVID-19 patients with significant reduction in mortality compared to hydroxychloroquine plus standard treatment only."


https://www.fox5ny.com/news/doctor-pleads-for-review-of-data-on-ivermectin-as-covid-19-treatment-during-senate-hearing




 


'Deepfake' Queen's Speech: Channel 4 criticised for 'disrespectful' Christmas message

This is a computer deepfake of the Queen of England.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOIoU9U9gZg&feature=emb_logo

The actual Christmas message from the Queen was religious and hopeful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxaKLG2c3ak

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.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Fwd: Patrick Byrne clams about What Really Happened In That Friday Meeting With President Trump Last Week

FYI.



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From: John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com>
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.



On Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 10:34 AM al <algrotz> wrote:
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.")



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From: John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.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>


There is a lack of detail except to say that martial law was not suggested as reported and somebody was rude to the President.  He says that Sidney Powell was appointed special counsel which seems highly unlikely given that there has been no news to that effect and the administration has been trying to distance itself from her.  This is contradicted by some news articles.  



So far, most of what I have seen from all sources is speculation.  The only convincing thing has been the sworn testimony of witnesses claiming fraud.  

The video claims that the election was stolen, but the more I look at this, the less likely it seems that this is the case.  We seem to be long past the point where the lawsuits will have any effect.  I have no doubt that there was some election fraud, as there seems to be some evidence to that effect, but the evidence hasn't been hard enough to win in court.  So far the court cases have been a complete failure.

Various people keep claiming to have the goods, but it never seems to come to fruition.  For some websites and publications, there is money to be made by stringing people along.   They keep telling people what they want to hear to generate internet traffic.


The website is cited by many sources as a fake news site that promotes conspiracy theories.  The site allows user-submitted news stories.


So, therefore, I predict that the claims made in the video will come to nothing.  This has been the trend so far.

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Tom Cruise Tirade Analysis

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

What Really Happened In That Friday Meeting With President Trump Last Week

Somebody brought this meeting up to me.  Reportedly it was pretty heated.

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

Epoch Times documentary on election fraud

I am still trying to process in my mind the claims of election fraud.  I thought that the Epoch Times would have a really good summary, although their video documentary fell short of my expectations.  Most of this is speculative, although there are some good nuggets of information.  The video was banned from Youtube and Facebook.


From about 7 to 30 minutes the video deals with various claims of election fraud, some of which seem plausible, but it doesn't seem strong enough to be provable in court.  

At 26 to 27 minutes the video deals with the supposed election fraud in Georgia from a surveillance video.  It concludes that the video surveillance proves election fraud, although the explanation given in the link in my last email might be plausible, where that the election workers were told by an election supervisor that they had to continue counting.  However, there doesn't seem to be any delay from when they told the poll watchers to leave because they were done for the night and them resuming the counting with a new batch of ballots, so it looks fishy whether or not it really is.  

From about 30 to 44 minutes the video deals with the susceptibility of voting machines, but it doesn't actually prove that voting machines were tampered with.  They are only showing that it is possible.  

My favorite part is from 44:30 to about 59:00 minutes, where they establish an ownership link between Dominion Voting Systems and the Chinese.  After this, they attack the motives of the Chinese, although this is more speculation. (However, the Chinese do have various agendas.)  None of this proves that voting machines were used to cheat.  The last few minutes of the video is an appeal to patriotism.

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Re: Trump’s challenges to election results: What they are and what could happen - Washington Post



I found it hard to believe that the Republican Party could gain 10 seats in Congress, do better than it ever has in multiple demographics in the Presidential Election, and still lose the Presidential election.  This would imply that a bunch of people voted Republican except for the Presidency.

The Electoral College creates a situation where it only takes a small amount in certain battleground states to win those states.






Trump’s challenges to election results: What they are and what could happen - Washington Post

I have been trying to determine the validity of vote fraud claims.  (This is separate from Pennsylvania not following their own voting laws regardless of being upheld by the courts.)

The following is typical of the fact-checking I find in the press.  I see the same fact-checks in other publications.  The only problem is that the vast majority of them are strong left-leaning.  If you read enough of these then you get the strong sense that most of the vote fraud claims can be explained away.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/interactive/2020/election-integrity/

I consider it well within the realm of possibility that a few leftist people in a few counties that matter enough to sway the election would cheat.  I think that the political left is highly corrupt.  However, I am not saying that this is what happened.  I can't prove it.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Sunday, December 13, 2020

COVID Vaccine Humor (from Facebook)



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Germany will go into a strict lockdown over Christmas to curb COVID-19 cases

Here’s What We Should Be Doing in the Wake of the Texas SCOTUS Decision

State Rep doubles down on controversial comments threatening Trump supporters

A CPA Has Analyzed And Confirmed The Evidence Of The Electi0n Frawd Domini0n Algorithm (See Links) - YouTube

I have heard this claim on the radio. I'm glad to have the link to the source in the description of the video.

https://youtu.be/ATrWYwT4UcQ

Despite a ton of evidence of election fraud, it appears that the court cases have failed.  A few states did not follow their own election laws, and their liberal state courts weren't going to stand in the way.  The U.S. Supreme court, although conservative, said that the issue belongs in the state courts.



Thursday, December 10, 2020

FDA panel endorses Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use | Fox Business

I thought that FDA approval would come today, but they are saying later this week, although there is not much week left. There seems to be some concern about people with allergic reactions. There is also some talk about people being hesitant to take the vaccine. Some of my friends are saying, "You go first", which would be okay by me. We can't make progress without a vaccine.

From what I can tell by casual observation, maybe 10 to 20% of the population doesn't want to take the vaccine.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/healthcare/fda-panel-endorses-pfizer-coronavirus-vaccine-emergency-use

Supreme Court: 17 States Support Texas; 26 States Oppose; Michigan Audits Results | Facts Matter - YouTube

Tucker: Potential criminal activity hidden from Americans

Fwd: compendium of fraud charges

Why Small Businesses Should Stay Closed Forever!

Once again, I don't want to downplay the danger of COVID-19, because there is too much of that already, but I find his videos funny, and he makes points about freedom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O9ltm_Gml0

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Arkansas AG Joins Texas Along With 16 Other States In Motion To Supreme Court

The FDA says Pfizer’s Covid vaccine is safe and effective. But trial participants warn of intense symptoms after second shot

One Pfizer trial participant told CNBC that after the second shot, he woke up with chills, shaking so hard he cracked a tooth. "It hurt to even just lay in my bed sheet," he said. 

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."

Monday, December 7, 2020

We Had the Vaccine the Whole Time - GV Wire

COVID 19 Vaccine (finally)

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

In the video, he says that the vaccine should last several months.

Fwd: fact check

Interesting quote from the comments

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

NO RETREAT! America Is About To #StopTheSteal | Good Morning #MugClub

I haven't always liked Steven Crowder because as a comedian he gets silly with his political commentary.  Here he spends 53 minutes talking about voter fraud and he makes some pretty good points, although he doesn't cover much new ground compared to what we have seen over the last few days.  Then he spends the remaining time talking about the California lockdowns and again he makes some pretty good points.

Late in this program, he calls for people to protest claiming that we shouldn't just roll over and allow our rights to be trampled.

https://youtu.be/Xqcwzi8Onsk

I sometimes wonder why he needs half a dozen people to respond to his commentary.  He has to pay all these people, some of which barely say anything, but maybe this is the format that works for his show.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

When Political Censorship is Disguised as Fact Checking | Tobi Young

Trump's Election Fraud Allegations | Denial vs. Delusion


There are several obvious irregularities in this election.  There is very clearly some vote fraud.  I'm don't how much, and I am even less sure if it can be proven in court.  There is also denial coming from many people on the left when they say that there is no vote fraud.  Some experts have said that mathematically some of this is fishy.  This is not just something Trump pulled out of his ass.

Although Trump is narcissistic, he gives the strong impression that he means well.  I believe that he does.  He believes in his agenda.  We voted less for the man, who like most people is flawed, than we did his agenda.

Fwd: Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball, the national icon most associated with wholesome 1950s America, got caught up in radical politics. And this almost changed the nature of American entertainment forever.  

 
The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) accused her of communist sympathies. This was a shocking claim about someone who was as much a symbol of 1950s America as Elvis or the Golden Arches.

This happened at the height of Ball's fame, at a time when her show "I Love Lucy" was drawing the equivalent of 85 million viewers a week. And the accusation was true. Lucy had loved communism.  

Almost 20 years earlier, In 1936, the comedienne had signed a certificate saying: "I am affiliated with the Communist Party."

More, she sponsored a Communist who ran for Congress. And again in 1938, she listed her party affiliation as "Communist."  

She even allegedly offered her home for party meetings. In fact, Lucille had been appointed to the State Central Committee of the Communist Party of California, according to records.  
 
So, pretty undeniable. 

The HUAC called Lucille in for a secret interview in April 1952 and again in September 1953.  And then, radio personality Walter Winchell broke the story of the accusations.  The news traveled. (The NY Daily News headline, for example, was "Registered Red in '36: Lucille.").  

She claimed, to HUAC and to the press, that she'd merely called herself a communist to appease her political grandfather.  

Perhaps she had no choice but to say that; she was turning not only into the most popular star in America—the biggest television show in the biggest capitalist society in the world.

n 1954, the company she ran with her husband, Desilu, bought its own studio, and by 1957 they own more sound stages than Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or Twentieth Century-Fox; by the time they divorced in 1960, she bought out her husband and ran the studio herself.  
 
As the first female executive in Hollywood, she even green-lit "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible," and ended up visiting the Republican President Eisenhower in the White House.  
 
But what turned her from Communist to capitalist? I don't think it was just that she enjoyed the benefits of a wealthy life.  
 
In the 30s, when she'd been a communist, it wasn't just her. Many Americans had been angry over the gap between rich and poor.

Poverty was everywhere; a lot of people doubted that capitalism could protect the working poor.

In the Great Depression, membership in the U.S. Communist party inched up—and then jumped. In 1932 there were 6,000 members, and this number grew elevenfold by 1939. By 1944 there were 80,000. And Henry A. Wallace, the Secretary of Commerce, was so pro-Soviet that Harry Truman fired him just after WWII.  The Commerce secretary, suspected of being a communist! 
              
By the 1950s things had changed. We had the post-war economic expansion: rewarding people from the factory floor to the newly-minted suburbs. Presidents like Truman and Eisenhower showed that responsible capitalism, just by adding a few reasonable protections for working people—along with things like the infrastructure projects that Ike championed—proved to many Americas that capitalism could bring them prosperity undreamed in communist dictatorships (not to mention freedoms). Even ex-Commerce Secretary Wallace published the book "Where I Was Wrong" in 1952, calling the Soviet Union "utterly evil."  
 
We're living in a moment, not unlike the 1930s, of great economic uncertainty; a recent article in Bloomberg showed that the pandemic is "making millennials socialists." (Polls also say record numbers of young people are "turning from democracy.") But I think American capitalism is capable –as it was in the 1950s -- of surviving this era, and bringing people confidence in our system. However, it may take enacting smart policies to help shield us from this moment's economic stresses. Capitalism with a heart, as President Truman might have put it.



Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Actress Ellen Page Declares She is a Queer Man Named Elliot

https://youtu.be/c955VGozAos

I identify as an International Chess Grandmaster. With Alzheimer's.

An Urgent Message from President Trump - The Media Won't Air

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXmVUY7sP9w&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=tD7RYiQT4NySPTSZ%3A6

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.

Fwd: millions of votes

The vision of ousting Donald Trump has been wildly attractive, drawing 79 million votes, more Americans than have ever voted for anything. As Michelle Obama put it, they voted against "lies, hate, chaos, and division." If by this she means Trump, then lies, hate, chaos, and division turn out to have quite a constituency themselves, commanding 73 million votes, more than her husband won in either of his races.


Map: Turnout surged in 2020.

Several states in the upper Midwest had remarkable turnout numbers. In Minnesota, its turnout rate was greater than 75 percent — tops in the nation — while Maine, New Hampshire, Colorado, and Wisconsin were close behind, with turnout ranging from 72 percent to 74 percent.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/map-turnout-surged-in-2020-see-the-numbers-where-you-live/ar-BB1byPko

Green New Deal Explained #1 - YouTube

Sunday, November 29, 2020

“The Queen’s Gambit” Is Another Example of Hollywood Sneaking Liberalism Into Us

Dinesh D'Souza: Netflix’s New Feminist Series “The Queen’s Gambit” Needs a Heavy Dose of Reality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFy4VzhWtEw

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.

http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlMain.php?12659594

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."

It's Coming

The Real Reason Why the FBI Was Created

I found this interesting, but I'm a history buff.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Five Ways Joe Biden "Blew Our Minds" On Election Night (Satire)

There are a great many statistical reasons why the election looks fishy.  Add to this the claim that there are hundreds of pages of affidavits of election workers and observers swearing that there was election fraud.  

Although time is running out, I'm looking forward to the evidence being presented in court.  This likely will end up a bust because the claims could be exaggerated or hard to prove.  I'm not optimistic, but hopeful.

It seems unlikely that the Republicans could be winning elections all over the place, including picking up 10 seats in Congress and still lose the Presidential election.  This would mean that a great many people chose to vote Republican, but also chose to switch their presidential choice to Biden, despite him being the most comatose candidate in history.  The odds of this would depend upon which states the Republicans picked up Congressional seats.  It would also depend on which districts, which is more analysis than I want to get into right now.  Maybe somebody in the media can figure this out.

I did not believe that given the existential threat the Left posed with the riots, lawlessness, and shutdowns, that the country would even remotely consider voting for the Left.  If this is the case, then we have entered a new political era where Leftist idealogy is the new normal.

If a great many people were convinced that Trump stole the election in 2016 and that Trump is some sort of orange Hitler, then they might have felt morally justified in fudging the election this time.  It would only take a handful of counties in the right states.

Regardless of whether or not it is true, I think that people will be arguing this issue for years to come.  I expect to see one or more books roughly titled, "How the Left stole the election."  Some people might even make a good case for it.

I hope that this leads to some sort of election reform where we can be certain that the result is an honest one.


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

https://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2019/10/10/what_if_yellowstones_supervolcano_erupted.html

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.

https://www.newsweek.com/chinese-soldiers-storm-beach-military-landing-drill-amid-taiwan-war-tension-1547910



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

Monday, November 16, 2020

COVID

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



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

Tim Pool | The Ben Shapiro Show

I found this video very good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOwvr-YpU1g

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...

https://youtu.be/gMh02ssrvkw

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.)

https://www.wired.com/story/well-need-more-than-one-vaccine-to-beat-the-pandemic/

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 ...

https://youtu.be/h1rA2FVTK4k

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.


Also:

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.

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John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

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.

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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.

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Best wishes,

John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

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%.

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John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

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:   https://youtu.be/kHl09NumBBM

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

A Crisis Of Trust And A Close Election:   https://youtu.be/oRvu1fzwVis

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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoxU1pWtWFs

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.

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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?


https://video.foxnews.com/v/6207024219001/