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