Thursday, December 29, 2022

Study Finds Large Gap in Excess Deaths Along Partisan Lines After COVID-19 Vaccines Introduced < Yale School of Public Health

The study found that overall, the excess death rate for Republican voters was 5.4 percentage points, or 76%, higher than the excess death rate for Democratic voters. After COVID-19 vaccines became widely available, the excess death rate gap between Republicans and Democrats widened from 1.6 percentage points to 10.4 percentage points.

"The gap in excess death rates between Republicans and Democrats is concentrated in counties with low vaccination rates"

Does COVID-19 vaccination cause excess deaths?

How was the situation in the United States? From the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System co-managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration, we obtained the number of deaths within 7 days after COVID-19 vaccination in the United States from December 2020 to May 2021.4 The demographic structure of the United States was available from CDC Wonder online database,5 and the COVID-19 vaccine coverage rate from CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.6 These data were used to calculate the proportion of deaths within 7 days after receiving COVID-19 vaccination per 100 1000 vaccinated persons, stratified by gender and age group. It was found that the mortality rate within 7 days after COVID-19 vaccination was higher for males than females and increased with age. But it was still much lower than the background mortality rate

Coronavirus Vaccines vs. NON COVID-19 related deaths (New Data)

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Frontiers | Mortality Rate and Characteristics of Deaths Following COVID-19 Vaccination

"Results: As of January 8, 2021, 55 deaths were reported, and the mortality rate of COVID-19 vaccination was 8.2 per million population. A total of 37 deaths were reported among long-term care facility residents, and the mortality rate was 53.4 per million population. Top reported comorbidities associated with deaths included hypertension, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and heart failure. In addition, dementia was more likely to be associated with deaths vaccinated at long-term care facilities than at other locations.

Conclusion: The benefits of COVID-19 vaccines outweigh the potential risks in older frail populations, and our findings do not support actions to exclude older adults from being vaccinated. However, continued monitoring of COVID-19 vaccination is still warranted."

John Stossel ... big government makes us smaller

Friday, December 23, 2022

Could Global Warming Start A New Ice Age?

I had a misconception that countries in Europe that have similar climates to the United States, such as England and all of western Europe, would be at the same latitude as the United States.  However, if you head straight east from the eastern coast of the United States, you mostly hit Africa.  The northeast United States is the same latitude as Spain.

If you travel straight west from England, you hit either Greenland or Newfoundland which is in northern Canada.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Fwd: 150,00 lost since 2021 due to no processing

'An Immigration and Customs Enforcement training video obtained by Fox News Digital revealed that, since the summer of 2021, border officials have lost track of more than 150,000 illegal migrants allowed into the United States without proper processing.

In the newly obtained training videos, ICE officials discuss how the Biden administration's "no processing" immigration policy has led to several challenges for border agencies, including locating hundreds of thousands of immigrants released without charging documents.

The training videos, which were recorded from November 2021 to February 2022, were released as part of discovery in ongoing litigation brought against the Department of Homeland Security and other border agencies by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody.

Border officials began releasing migrants into the interior of the United States without processing formal charging documents, which are typically required and used to set court dates for migrants to appear before federal immigration judges. Instead of receiving this documentation, migrants were given directions to find and report to an ICE official.

"Since March 2021, CBP has been releasing noncitizens on prosecutorial discretion or humanitarian parole and directing them to report to the nearest ICE office where they intend to reside," said one border official in the training video.

Operation Horizon was launched in November 2021 to attempt to locate migrants who had not reported to ICE and send their official charging documents via mail. However, since the relaxed policy did not require the agency to obtain any identifying information on the migrants, ICE could not locate them.

"Operation Horizon, the background on this … you know, over the summer, we had well over 150,000 folks come in," an ICE official said in the video. "They were issued a piece of paper that said, 'Go find somebody in ICE,' and that was pretty much it. There was no processing. I know this isn't something that you guys asked for, and I can assure you that no one in the criminal alien program asked for it either."

Florida AG Ashley Moody told Fox News Digital that the border crisis is by design.

"Since day one of his administration, President Biden has purposefully broken down the structure and law enforcement at our nation's border with Mexico — all while confusing and misleading the nation about this devious, reckless scheme," Moody stated. "With Title 42 set to end, the administration may blame the mass surge of unvetted migrants on this rule's remission, but don't be fooled. They're playing fast and loose with the lives of Americans to advance an absurd political agenda, and the day of reckoning is upon us."

"As our litigation uncovered, this has been this administration's plan all along. They've let in and lost track of hundreds of thousands of inadmissible immigrants, and it is about to get worse. We will continue our litigation efforts to force Biden to follow the law and try to mitigate this national disaster," Moody added.'

Fwd: FBI and Twitter Attorney James Baker

From Larry:

Making matters worse, the FBI was using taxpayer dollars to pay media outlets to censor the story. After the story was wiped from Twitter and the vast majority of media outlets, with bans issued on accounts that shared the original New York Post reporting, executives sent the FBI a note of thanks for their work. The gratitude was spearheaded by former FBI attorney James Baker, who was working as Twitter counsel until last month. During his time at the FBI, Baker was behind the infamous Steele Dossier and the false Russia collusion narrative used against President Donald Trump. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Incidence of Myocarditis/Pericarditis Following mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination Among Children and Younger Adults in the United States | Annals of Internal Medicine

 In this population-based surveillance, we found that myocarditis/pericarditis 0 to 7 days after mRNA vaccination in persons aged 5 to 39 years occurred in approximately 1 in 200 000 doses after the first dose and 1 in 30 000 doses after second dose of the primary series, and 1 in 50 000 doses after the first booster. The incidence varied markedly by age and sex, however, with a disproportionate number of cases occurring in male persons, notably among adolescents after dose 2 and first boosters.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

What Milankovitch Cycles Will Do To Earth

Bill Burr On Kanye West

Washington U lecturer warns medical students not to ‘debate’ her on ‘systemic oppression': 'shut that' down | Fox News

How nations collapse

The Roman Empire was so powerful that could have lasted for millennia, but a combination of corruption, overly ambitious military campaigns, a bloated welfare state, and insane leaders caused it to fall to weaker enemies.  No nation is immune, and nothing lasts forever.


Streets Deserted in China's Cities as New COVID Surge Looms |

It's Time for a Negotiated Peace in Ukraine, Kissinger Says

It might be better to negotiate peace, but this might not be realistic.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

From Feeding Pigs to President For Life: Xi Jinping's Rise

Ingraham: ‘Twitter files’ exposed corruption and deception

ApoCOALypse Now!

Global Warming: An Inconvenient History

This is a well-balanced history lesson. 

It has taken 140 years for the average atmospheric temperature to go up 1 degree Celsius. It is going to take 5,000 more years for the polar ice caps to melt, but by the year 2100 we will run out of most fossil fuels, at which point a 2 to 3-degree increase in temperature might be mildly inconvenient for some, but it is not a global disaster. Humans are adaptable, and the proposed solutions are far more damaging. Getting rid of fossil fuels now, as some have proposed, will have a huge negative economic impact, especially on the poor. So-called renewables are inefficient and have huge environmental impacts of their own. By the time we run out of fossil fuels, we probably will have nuclear fusion which will solve most of our energy problems.

Something funny happens with the climate roughly every 100,000 years. Due to the Milankovich cycles which affect Earth's orbit, we get an 8 to 15-degree spike in temperature followed by a 10 to 15-thousand-year warm period, which is then followed by a rapid decline in temperature and at least 85,000 years of mass glaciation. New York gets covered by a mile of ice. The "normal" state is very cold and all of human civilization arose during a brief 12,000-year warm period since the last cold period. During these 12,000 years, the planet Earth has gone from its maximum tilt, which melts glaciers, to halfway toward its minimum tilt, which will produce the next period of glaciation. We should already be in the cool-down cycle, except for those pesky humans who have warmed the planet a little bit. The preindustrial period from 1500 to 1850 was unusually cold and is labeled "the little ice age." 

Atmospheric CO2 has been in a steep decline for about 40 million years. Calcifying marine organisms are sequestering the carbon at the bottom of the sea. It got so low during the last period of glaciation that it was close to the level where all terrestrial plants would die from CO2 starvation. Sometime in the distant future, we are going to have to put CO2 back into the atmosphere to either prevent the next mass glaciation or to support plant life. We can do this with lime.  

"We are not the enemy of Nature, but its Salvation.." - Patrick Moore.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Watch Ron Desantis' Defiant Response to Biden Weaponizing FEMA Against Him

Joe Reveals TikTok's Crazy Terms of Service⁉️

Vegan Protesters Vs John Dutton | Yellowstone

Will 2023 be the year we discover the truth about Covid's origins?

According to recently released emails acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), one Australian virologist wrote on February 8, 2020, "I do a lot of work in China and I can [tell] you that a lot of people there believe [the virus escaped from the Wuhan lab] and believe they are being lied to."

The Progressive Twitter Meltdown

Donald Trump's political death wish

To End Climate Lunacy, Stop Treating Warming & C02 Hysterically

'To win this argument, it is necessary to focus on the scientific facts.

A warming planet saves lives. Analyses of millions of deaths in recent decades in numerous countries, published in the British medical journal The Lancet, show that cooler temperatures killed nine times (July 2021 study) to seventeen times (In May 2015 study) more people than warmer temperatures. The planet's recent modest warming (by 1.00 degree Celsius on average since 1880, as calculated by NASA) thus has been saving millions of lives.

CO2 emissions do not pollute and instead are environmentally beneficial. In 2017, over 300 scientists, including Richard Lindzen of MIT and William Happer of Princeton, signed a statement that made this point: "carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. To the contrary, there is clear evidence that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide is environmentally helpful to food crops and other plants that nourish all life. It is plant food, not poison." Every one of us, indeed, also exhales carbon dioxide with every breath.

Since 1920, deaths each year from natural disasters have decreased by over 90 percent. And this happened, data from EM-DAT - The International Disaster Database presented by The University of Oxford show, not only as the planet has warmed, but as world population has quadrupled.

Global warming has not increased hurricanes. A NOAA report, updated on November 28, 2022, states that "there is essentially no long-term trend in hurricane counts. The evidence for an upward trend is even weaker if we look at U.S. landfalling hurricanes, which even show a slight negative trend beginning from 1900 or from the late 1800s."'

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Is Tik Tok addictive?

Is Tik Tok addictive?
In the first part of the video, he claims that Baby Boomers have been stealing money from the younger generation.  

So I wrote this:

A liberal professor blames Baby Boomers for bad economics, as if excessive government spending, national debt, and inflation had nothing to do with it. The problem with education is that it is government subsidized which has driven up the cost several times the rate of inflation.

Re: How Private Equity Robbed Taylor Swift, Toys R Us & J Crew | The Class Room ft. Adam Conover

This is the equivalent of you buying a business with a loan where you put 10% down and borrow the rest.  The difference is that it is possible that some investment firms are somehow hurting their investors.  According to the video, they could be overpromising and underdelivering and are not transparent.

However, this Youtube page seems to be pretty far left.

Investment firms are not in the business of making their investments go bankrupt.

However, there seems to be corruption everywhere, so it is possible.

On Sat, Dec 3, 2022 at 1:49 AM beesley wrote:

Sounds like corruption to me.

Friday, December 2, 2022

How Private Equity Robbed Taylor Swift, Toys R Us & J Crew | The Class Room ft. Adam Conover

I don't have an opinion on this.   Why should it be illegal to buy companies?  Should it be illegal to take loans to buy companies?   Should it be illegal to serve on the board of directors of a company that you bought?

China’s Housing Crash Will be Far Worse Than You Think

Young Liberal Minds

Just a casual observation. There is an arrogance among young liberals that they know everything. I tried to talk to one in Salt Lake City about what was going on with me and he rudely told me that he wasn't interested in hearing about my life. This person was never nice to me and was mainly arrogant toward me. I observed a conversation the same person had with another young liberal where he told the person that he was the only one smart enough to have a conversation with, as they talked about what sounded like Marxism.

During the Donald Trump presidency, I became worried about how all the new young voters seemed to be on the far left. One person told me that he was "part of the resistance" as if all the young liberals were maquisards fighting Nazi Germany. Even in the most recent election, I observed many liberals claiming that they were fighting oppression and authoritarianism.

The people really fighting authoritarianism are the freedom-loving conservatives or Libertarians and not those who advocate for increased government power over us. To the left, "freedom" either means more handouts from the government or some form of Socialism. What wouldn't have been possible a dozen years ago, is happening now where people routinely call for the abolition of Capitalism, which is often touted as the only possible solution to Climate Change. How convenient that "Climate Change" gives the extremists everything they want.

The left claims that they want "equity" and even denounce the notion of "equality". The two are different. Equality means that everyone is treated the same with respect to the law and has the same rights. This is how a society should work. Equity means that everyone has the same outcome regardless of status or effort. However, equity is impossible to achieve. It can only be attempted with state control of the economy and never works. People are inherently unequal because they make different choices, have different abilities, and make different levels of effort.

When people believe in some false doctrine, it is almost always because they are following some powerful influencer who is feeding them these ideas. It is rare that they tell you who this is, but if you do find out who the influencer is, that person almost always has some skeletons in his closet or outrageous statements that would discredit him if people knew.


Best wishes,

John Coffey

Albert wrote:

I agree. Our society would do well to keenly observe how Elon Musk runs his companies. He hires the best person he can find for each job. He hires self starters. He hires innovators. He hires team players.

He doesn’t hire the best minority person. He doesn’t hire the best woman. He doesn’t hire the best gay person. He simply hires the best, no exceptions.

In so doing, he has accomplished three “impossible” things: online banking, a successful electric car company from scratch, and a private space program.

Elon was a partner in PayPal. When PayPal was in development most people thought it was ludicrous. The critics said people would never trust their banking needs online.

Critics who complain about Musk borrowing $465,000,000 from the government, fail to point out that he paid the loan off 9 years early. He also paid an early payment penalty. So the government actual made money on the $465M loan. Also, Musk borrowed $1.6B from banks. He secured the loan with 7.4M shares of Tesla stock.

Critics thought trying to start a private space company was impossible. They were happy to point out SpaceX failures at every opportunity. NASA was not happy about SpaceX either. In the end, Musk once again proved all his critics wrong. SpaceX is able to launch military satellites into space 7 times more cheaply than NASA. This clearly shows NASA’s lack of ingenuity, engineering, and efficiency. In my mind this shows clearly the difference in hiring the absolute best (SpaceX) and hiring the best in each category (NASA).

Why Finland Joining NATO Checkmates Russia

Bill Burr - Kanye West