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Monday, July 26, 2021

Spike This!

Important spike protein news out today. Keep two things in mind: 1) The Covid spike protein is a known pathogen; and 2) it's supposed to disappear from the body in about 2 weeks. At least that was the official story. Also, you don't want spike protein persisting in monocytes, but ... here's a highly technical abstract that talks about exactly that. Malone comments re this article:


Recommend that you pay attention  to this.  Same group as the new data on presence of spike in the same monocyte population in vaccinated asymptomatics.


The point is ultimately about spike caused inflammation and the damage that inflammation causes to all sorts of parts of the body. This is why the idea of using gene therapy to trick human cells into producing unknown quantities of spike proteins is so dodgy. 

The idea was that that whole process would wind down in about two weeks, but we've been finding out differently. Woops! If this study shows spike protein in vaxxed people circulating 5 months after being injected, now you understand why they're finding (as Peter McCullough reported) vax damage nine months after the injection. Which is apparently after the injection has lost most or all of its "effectiveness" anyway. But not its "side effectiveness."

OK, so this: 

Briefly Noted: Covid Testing, 'Trust' In Science, More

Yesterday there were reports out that the CDC is phasing out the PCR test for use in Covid testing. The PCR test is what fueled the casedemic and is known to be an inappropriate tool. Its inventor, recently deceased, publicly stated that it isn't a diagnostic tool and only increases false positives. You can read all about those problems here: Why Is The CDC Quietly Abandoning The PCR Test For COVID? Key paragraph:


So, in summary, with regard to our current "casedemic", positive tests as they are counted today do not indicate a “case” of anything. They indicate that viral RNA was found in a nasal swab. It may be enough to make you sick, but according to the New York Times and their experts, probably won’t. And certainly not sufficient replication of the virus to make anyone else sick. But you will be sent home for ten days anyway, even if you never have a sniffle. And this is the number the media breathlessly reports... and is used to fearmonger mask mandates and lockdowns nationwide...


So what gives? Well ... there's this:



The CDC's decision could potentially increase the value of the company acquired by Bill Gates and George Soros

Forbes explains that Global Access Health (GAH) is a joint initiative between “The Soros Economic Development Fund and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation” and explains that Mologic Ltd is “best known today for the deep-nostril technology used to deliver rapid COVID-19 tests.” The partnership between Gates and Soros to buy this company was announced on Monday, July 19, and the CDC’s decision to phase out PCR tests was announced Saturday, July 24.


Over the weeked the WSJ ran an interview with science writer Matthew Ridley:

From climate to Covid, politics and hubris have disconnected scientific institutions from the philosophy and method that ought to guide them.

The article, as usual, is behind a subscription wall, but Dr. Robert Malone helpfully provides the general idea. It's unexceptional, except that the growing distrust in science is increasingly spreading from a relative handfull of cognoscenti to the general public. Malone writes:

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Briefly Noted: Legal Matters, Polling

Just some quick catch-up here.

From yesterday, James Bovard had an overall discussion of the DoJ prosecution of January 6 Event participants: The Coming "January 6" Train Wreck. It's worth some time if that interests you. Basically, Bovard is pointing out that, while the FBI is crowing over identifying particpants, DoJ is facing two problems. 

The first is that it appears from early cases that the trial judges are unimpressed with the cases and won't be handing out significant sentences. It's still a travesty of justice, but it's a passive-aggressive form of judicial pushback against a political witchhunt.

The second problem is that the case management--assembling evidence into coherent packages, managing discovery, etc.--is turning into a nightmare. Bovard concludes:

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Second Transcript: Dr. Robert Malone Throwing Bombs

OK, what follows is a transcript of a portion--a six minute portion--of Steve Bannon interviewing Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor of the technology behind the mRNA gene therapy. You can view the video and capture facial expressions here, but this is as exact a transcription as I can make.

It's interesting to compare this interview to the longer one with Dr. Peter McCullough, which I posted earlier today. McCullough's interview stuck basically to medical issues. Malone's interview is very much about politics, and Malone is eager to discuss that aspect of the Covid regime. 

Malone's new meme is that of the "noble lie". That's the idea--originating with Plato, in his Republic, that it's OK to lie to the public for a higher good. My personal view is that Malone is being too kind in ascribing such a "noble" motive to the lying that Tony Fauci has been doing for years. The fact is, there's one helluva lot of money at stake in all this. For example, in the discussion about the forthcoming Novavax vaccine, one issue is that the government has millions and millions of Pfizer dozes in storage that are expiring. A good time to release Novavax, you think? Not so fast! The government--your government, right?--just ordered millions more dozes of Pfizer. So maybe Novavax will be delayed. 

How much do you think that was worth to Pfizer? Feel free to answer that question in terms of campaign contributions. Human lives, the public good? Eh, what are you talking about?

Here we go:

Fascinating Interview With Dr. Peter McCullough

Below I've inserted a half summary/half transcription of a fascinating interview that LifeSite did with Dr. Peter McCullough. The video on Rumble can be found here:


Top American doctor: COVID shots are ‘obsolete,’ dangerous, must be shut down


The interview, which is a little over half an hour long, is actually much more wide ranging than the title would indicate. However, McCullough speaks very rapidly, so a summary may help you to digest what he has to say. The interview, as you'll see, is very information dense. You'll also see that I initially started out with a summary format but quickly switched to something closer to a transcript.

One thing I'd like to point out. A few days ago a commenter made an inquiry about the Novavax vaccine that's supposed to be available within a few months. McCullough addresses that vaccine and believes that it will provide a viable and safe alternative for those who want a vaccine. He offers some explanation, which I'm not qualified to comment on.

With that, here's the summary/transcript:

Friday, July 23, 2021

SWC Re The Whitmer Case

Shipwreckedcrew has a lengthy series of tweets on the Whitmer kidnapping case--or whatever it was. I'll select a few of his tweets, because he has a particular axe to grind, but you can read the entire unrolled thread here.

One of SWC's major points is that the entire case was what he calls a "confederacy of dunces". I certainly won't dispute that. What he focuses on in that respect is that the indictment is significantly flawed in an important respect: 

The indictment lists 16 overt acts to further the kidnapping conspiracy, between June 6 and October 7. However, the FBI's main informant has stated that there was no agreement on what crime to commit before August 9. The point is this: six of the overt acts alleged in the indictment to be in furtherance of the kidnapping conspiracy occurred before August 9. That means those six acts--supposedly in furtherance of a conspiracy--occurred before there was any conspiracy! How can anyone act in furtherance of a conspiracy before there's a conspiracy?

I'll accept SWC's contention that that's a problem, and that it probably points to bigger problems down the road. All that is fine. However, SWC's major target is this--he wants to argue that, because the case was a trainwreck from a legal standpoint, there cannot be any connection between the Michigan case and the January 6 Event. My contention is not that there ever was such a connection--we can't know that at this point, despite suggestive connections of some of the players. Rather, I contend that the fact that the case was a trainwreck doesn't mean there wasn't any connection between the two cases. By the same token that we don't have the facts to actually prove a connection, neither do we have the facts that would disprove the connection. Why is it so hard for SWC to simply admit that?

So, he writes:

Briefly Noted: Today In Covid

Today we'll briefly compare information coming out of the UK and Israel with the official US narrative regarding where we stand with the Covid Panic.

First from the UK:


Either 60% or 40% of currently hospitalized Covid patients were fully vaccinated

That's my made-up title, but the real subtitle says it all:


Even the implied 40% figure affirms a worldwide trend showing high rates of infections, hospitalizations and deaths among the ‘fully vaccinated.’


A worldwide trend--except in the US? That's if you're one of those people who believes the regime's media narrative. According to that narrative, the US is totally setting that worldwide trend on its ear. The article closes with this wet blanket for the regime narrative:

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Zero Covid

While keeping an eye on comments I've been trying to put together material for a post that will address what a number of commenters are pointing to this morning: the full court press by the medical establishment and much of the political establishment for universal vaxxing. This despite many warning signals that all is not well with the Covid response.

One way to approach this is offered by an article by Jordan Schachtel (also carried by Zerohedge:


'Zero COVID' Catastrophe: Participating Nations See New Records Across The Board


Here's what Schachtel is talking about when he references "Zero COVID"--it's a type of scientistic faith or even a cult, the chief tenet of which is that a virus can be eliminated in a matter of months through draconian social controls, including new gene therapy "vaccines":


Zero Covid, the idea that heavy-handed government edicts and population controls can permanently eliminate a coronavirus from a country, is now failing spectacularly everywhere it is being tried.

You might not read about it in western corporate press agencies, but Zero Covid nations are seeing explosions in Covid-19 cases across the board. The widely praised “success story” countries that followed the radical ideology that is Zero Covid have not only failed to contain a virus, but are now witnessing the uncontrolled spread of that virus in their population centers. The governments committed to this pseudoscientific, totalitarian adventure are scrambling for options, and responding by locking down their nations and further violating the rights of their citizens. The lid has flown off the Zero Covid pressure cooker, revealing the shortcomings of such a reckless ideological endeavor.


Schachtel then goes on to examine what's going on in Australia, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, China, and New Zealand. He concludes:


Every country that has embraced the radical notion of Zero Covid has ended up failing to contain a virus and/or failing to accept that the costs of attempting to contain a virus have been exponentially worse than the benefits of containing the virus. The promised “cures” have been infinitely worse than the disease. There are no longer any “success stories” involving nations using tyrannical means in an attempt to stop a virus. Zero Covid, as any rational person could have predicted a long time ago, has failed in spectacular fashion.


That's fair enough as far as it goes, but it deserves to be explored further. For one thing, the selection of countries doesn't do justice to the broad sweep of the coercive efforts being deployed. Renewed attempts at coercion--fueled by appeals to scariants such as Delta--are being ginned up in England and France. And, as commenters here have noted, this campaign--combining disinformation with threats--is very much in evidence in the US.

An article at LifeSite examines this phenomenon:


Why ‘the pandemic of the unvaccinated’ is a lie

There’s little logic in anything vaccine-pushers say nowadays.


The article begins with prominent examples from recent days, beginning with Zhou's identification of 12 (subsequently doxed) persons who he said are "killing people." His spokesman, Mis-Information, and others have called on private corporations to "cancel" these persons. The common denominator is the demand that all must participate in a risky medical experiment:


For days, the mainstream media have been playing a loop of reports that 99% of COVID-19 deaths are among unvaccinated people. Besides there being no data —there’s actually evidence that the opposite is true – it’s become the basis for a stream of dehumanizing propaganda that labels half of the American adult population and most children who haven’t taken experimental COVID-19 shots as “variant factories” and “incubators” of disease.

It’s frighteningly similar to early Nazi propaganda that referred to “filthy Jews” as spreaders of disease and stirred up irrational fear and hatred of millions of people in German society. It was a government message used to justify quarantining a people, starving them, and then annihilating them.

“Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated – and they’re killing people,” Joe Biden told reporters on Friday.

Rochelle Walensky, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said something similar earlier that day: “This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

A lot of people have wanted to take off their masks for a long time and they oppose masking children, too. They’ve been forced to cover their faces by ‘freedom of choicers’ like Sebelius, to accommodate their neuroses and leftist desire to control others’ behavior, especially if isn’t sexually deviant or morally abhorrent behavior.

Two days later, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, announced that “99.5% of deaths right now from COVID-19 in our country are happening in the unvaccinated.” The only solution, he said, was for everyone to get vaccinated.


But, as if to demonstrate that they're solid citizens of the Great Reset crowd, at least some GOPers have rushed to join the chorus. Thus we learn, regarding the only current alternate to Trump in 2024,


In his most direct effort to encourage people to get vaccinated, Governor Ron DeSantis said 95% of the new COVID cases are those who are not vaccinated.


And then there's Mitch, seemingly threatening a renewal of lockdowns:


Leader McConnell

@LeaderMcConnell

Get vaccinated!

These shots need to get into arms as rapidly as possible, or else we're gonna be back in a situation this fall like what we went through last year.


Fauci tried to pin the blame using a combination of geography and political orientation--never mind that the least vaxxed group in the country appears to be young blacks:


Why are we having red states and places in the South that are very highly ideological in one way not wanting to get vaccinations?


But Americans seem not to be buying into it. Many simply tune it all out, as background noise, but if you ask:


A Trafalgar Group poll revealed that the vast majority of Americans reject mandatory vaccines.

When asked whether respondents felt that “taking COVID vaccines should be mandatory,” or be a matter of “personal choice,” 71.4 percent said it should be a “personal choice. A paltry 21.8 percent agreed with the idea that vaccines should be “mandatory. About 6.8 percent stated they were “unsure.”


Still, the drumbeat continues, with a heavy emphasis on coercion--as in this widely reported story:


Australian MP Says Unvaccinated People "Need To Be Controlled And Restricted"


OK, he's only an MP, and allowance needs to be made for the fact that he's in Australia, which has followed a "drastically stupid" lockdown policy, but he's saying nothing that higher ups aren't also saying throughout much of the West.

Now, all this would be disturbing, even if there were no other agenda in play. However, while smart people can be taken in by ideology, the lack of transparency, the deliberate manipulation of data to feed a narrative, gives one pause. For example, while we keep hearing that "it's a pandemic of the unvaxxed," little to no evidence is presented (I'm quoting from the LifeSite article again):


The trouble is, a lot of vaccinated people in the U.S. – tens of thousands of them – are getting COVID after their 94% effective shots. By April 30, the CDC reported that there were 10,262 COVID “breakthrough” cases among those who had been fully vaccinated at least two weeks earlier. They didn’t include those who had received only one shot or count those who had the second shot five or 10 days earlier.  

And they knew this was “likely a substantial undercount of all SARS-CoV-2 infections among fully vaccinated persons.” But rather than try to determine the real numbers, the CDC announced that they were no longer going to count cases of the coronavirus in the vaccinated if they didn’t wind up hospitalized or dead.

How convenient.


Other countries--England and, especially, Israel--are also reporting large numbers of the vaxxed coming down with the disease. All of this, and especially in light of the alarmingly high rates of serious injury from the gene therapy vaccines, should raise concerns about this rush to vax the world. Something more than public health has to be in play.

What IS in play?

Yes, it's the Great Reset. The connection has been apparent for a long time. After all, didn't the frontman for the Great Reset, the space alien appearing Klaus Schwab, 




write a book about the connection? He did: Covid-19: The Great Reset. And isn't he a proponent of chip implants to control the populace? Yes, he is.

There's an excellent article that delves deeply into this connection authored, improbably, by a former SEIU organizer: Joaquin Flores. It's been republished at Zerohedge, and I'll excerpt from it at some length--but be aware: there's a lot more at the link:


Klaus Schwab 'The Humanist' Versus Klaus Schwab 'The Terrorist'


The rising technocratic dystopia may appear to carry forward the legacy of social-democracy, though perversely, and therefore the utilization of Green parties and social-democratic parties in Europe to implement these is both predicted and rational.

There are two men named Klaus Schwab, no doubt.

One man named Klaus Schwab is seen by the true-believers, fachidiots, the liberal intelligentsia, the institutionally refined population, as a man who deeply cares about humanity. It seems they believe his warnings to be earnest even if uncannily and strikingly prescient. The World Economic Forum after all, must have been established out of great concern for humanity since it is propped up chiefly by the most humane institution in human history, the International Monetary Fund. This Klaus Schwab is a humanist.

So perhaps this is precisely the case for the true-believers; those who accept at face value the new Schwabian ‘distinction’ we are asked to appreciate between a shareholder capitalism and a capitalism 2.0, a stakeholder capitalism.

Then there is a second man named Klaus Schwab, who is seen by the rest of the world and the thinking people within it, for the monster that he is. A grimacing Klaus Schwab who appears on smartphone and tablet screens to warn of impending doom, no going back to normal, new pandemics which will strike very soon, and a wave of cyber-attacks. This Klaus Schwab is a terrorist at large, a character who like Dr. Fauci and Bill Gates appear like a central casting dispatch of Bond villains.

For people who haven’t traded in basic social intelligence for social credit realize that if the person who is issuing warnings of catastrophes is best friends with the very same people who will go on to create those catastrophes, those aren’t warnings. Just like for Fauci who said in 2017 that a massive pandemic would strike within Trump’s term. Those are not warnings, they are threats. Schwab is the one delivering the threats; Schwab is the terrorist.

Why is it so hard to understand that the WEF only does what’s in the interest of the IMF?

...

... ultimately, the old idea of social capitalism has come back in a new incarnation, a new branding, from the WEF – stakeholder capitalism and capitalism 2.0.

A critical difference that cannot be underscored enough, however, is that there is no long-term plan for the ISA (Ideological State Apparatus) of stakeholder capitalism. They simply use the term ‘capitalism’ to maintain social and ideological continuity from the present incarnation of monopoly capitalism. But the aim is to manage a strictly post-capitalist society. This is however not the one envisaged by the left, but rather one which develops new coercive and depopulating technologies along a misanthropic path towards the transition of the plutocracy into a technocracy.


I hope you're still with me, because toward the end of the next lengthy excerpt you'll see our current state of affairs coming into focus:


The WEF does not really need to listen to and hear the population’s actual problems, it can rely on an academy filled with professional critics which the system’s own academies produced, which use a concoction of ideology and speculation to synthesize something resembling a recognition of the population’s problems. This created the illusion that the system was pluralist, when it was practicing a high form of demagogic social psychology and sociology.

The technocracy of the modern plutocracy, as it transitions to a new kind of oligarchy, is similar to fascism in that it takes many of the tropes and discursive framings of anti-capitalism and social justice but in a way that punches downwards as fascism-in-power did, and weaponizes them in the interests of the decidedly anti-social and unjust technocratic leviathan.

The technocracy is different from fascism in that it uses the actual left, and clearly not the populist right. This is evidenced in Trumpism in the U.S. or Le Pen in France, whose base opposes the lockdowns, mask and vaccine mandates, business closures, and prison-like quarantines of the Covid-19 Great Reset. Here, the rising technocratic dystopia may even appear to carry forward the legacy of social-democracy, though perversely, and therefore the utilization of Green parties and social-democratic parties in Europe to implement these is both predicted and rational.

Worse still, center-right parties are also part of this scheme, and when they also move in lockstep with the Great Reset agenda, they can even receive positive press from the center-left (cultural left) establishment media which defines most of European and Western media at present.

 

Yes, I see that as a reference to the GOPe.


And yet again, these are all political parties that, with the rise of neo-liberalism and globalization, in the aftermath of the destruction of the USSR, have for three decades (or more) taken up the mantle of corporate-public synergy – in the actual tradition of various fascisms, while not acknowledging so.

To refine this point with clarity: fascism and social democracy share a nearly identical conception of political economy (corporate-public synergy). ... the technocracy founds itself on that shared political economy of fascism and social democracy as a starting point, ...

Adding to this, the social media corporate technocrats who are committed to the Great Reset, use the imaginary threat of ‘the far right’, and now ‘vaccine hesitancy’, to pursue a censorship policy indistinguishable from totalitarianism (of either far left or far right).

...

Because regular people no longer possess political power in systems where corporate rule has replaced constitutional republics, the devastating costs will be pushed downwards.


There we are. Behold the Covidian dystopia that will, they hope, give birth to the Great Reset. This is why there's no letup. This is why every seemingly new figure like DeSantis must be coopted. What is to be done?


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Wow! ER On A Roll Again!

Self explanatory. This first one is disturbing, both for its substance as well as for the stupidity of jumping on the lockdown bandwagon just as Americans are finally wising up:



This next one I really loved--Wake up Americans!





What If?

This is obviously speculative. Nevertheless ... it's true that there are connections between personnel in both events. Or plots.




UPDATED: Watch Out For That Nightstand!

New update re SA Richard (Dick?) Trask of Kalamazoo. I picked this up via Red State, who got it from the Detroit News.

Remember that "domestic incident" that got Trask--who happens to have been the case agent in the Whitmer "kidnapping" case--arrested on a felony charge? We've got more details. Not all the details, but enough to feed one's imagination:


An FBI agent at the center of the plot to kidnap and kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is accused of jumping on his wife in bed and smashing her head against a nightstand after a dispute stemming from a swingers’ party, according to court records.

Special Agent Richard Trask, 39, of Kalamazoo, was charged Monday with assault with intent to do great bodily harm, less than murder following an incident Sunday.

An affidavit filed by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office in Kalamazoo County District Court said Trask’s wife had bloody lacerations to the right side of her head and “blood all over chest, clothing arms and hand,” as well as “severe” bruising to her neck and throat.


You may recall from this morning that one of the defense lawyers says there's a recording that features another FBI agent, Henrik Impola, discussing the possibility of creating "disarray and chaos" for defense lawyers. No comment on how the prosecutors view these FBI antics. "Disarray and chaos" sounds about right--for the prosecution.

UPDATE: If you can't get enough of this stuff, Zerohedge has more: Whitmer Kidnapping Defendants Claim Entrapment After 12 FBI Informants Involved In Plot. Here are the key new facts:


One 'informant,' an Iraq war veteran, "became so deeply enmeshed in a Michigan militant group" that he rose to second-in-command - telling members of the group to meet with other potential suspects, and even footing the bill to transport members to meetings.

...

For six months, the Iraq War vet had been wearing a wire, gathering hundreds of hours of recordings. He wasn’t the only one. A biker who had traveled from Wisconsin to join the group was another informant. The man who’d advised them on where to put the explosives — and offered to get them as much as the task would require — was an undercover FBI agent. So was a man in one of the other cars who said little and went by the name Mark. -BuzzFeed

...

Last week, the lawyer for one defendant filed a motion that included texts from an FBI agent to a key informant, the Iraq War veteran, directing him to draw specific people into the conspiracy — potential evidence of entrapment that he said the government “inadvertently disclosed.” He is requesting all texts sent and received by that informant, and other attorneys are now considering motions that accuse the government of intentionally withholding evidence of entrapment. -BuzzFeed


It's not conclusive, but I have to believe that the prosecution is reeling a bit.

Major Correction Re Vaers Death Data

Early this morning commenter Frank posted a comment regarding a major update in the VAERS database which brought the total acknowledged vax deaths to over 12K. At the time I expressed some skepticism simply because other major sources--people with scientific backgrounds who have been tracking deaths closely--hadn't jumped on this. However ...

This afternoon Debra Heine and others are providing confirmation of these stunning numbers from CDC, with direct quotes (I specify that, because some of these database sites are difficult to navigate for some, like me).


Vaccine Related Fatalities Now Exceed 12,000, According to VAERS Database


Here's the most relevant part of the article:

Zhou Doxes Murderers!

Imagine ... oh, forget it.

Here are the dirty disinfo dozen who are "killing people". Apparently Forbes is doing the dirty work for the occupant of the WH.


Robert W Malone, MD:

https://forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2021/07/19/de-platform-the-disinformation-dozen/…

De-platform The Disinformation Dozen

A very small number of anti-vaccine activists are responsible for most of the harmful misinformation on the web. They are killing people, and it's time to shut them down.

forbes.com

So who are the Disinformation Dozen? Here they are:

1.      Joseph Mercola

2.     Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

3.     Ty and Charlene Bollinger

4.     Sherri Tenpenny

5.     Rizza Islam

6.     Rashid Buttar

7.     Erin Elizabeth

8.     Sayer Ji

9.     Kelly Brogan

10.   Christiane Northrup

11.  Ben Tapper

12. Kevin Jenkins

The White House is telling the public that these 12 are killing people.  So, for this White House, doxing with claims that these 12 are murderers is apparently just fine.

Good to know.


UPDATED: Go Figure!

 


UPDATE: Per TGP, that Ron Johnson is some kinda wild man. He thinks the American people deserve the truth! What next? For context:

Senator Ron Johnson: The American people deserve the truth. Really, the people of the world deserve the truth on this and unfortunately because of the cabal between social media, mainstream media, and our federal health agencies and big government, we’re not getting the truth. The truth has been covered up for months whether we’re talking about gain-of-function research, whether we’re talking about the effectiveness of early treatment. I can’t explain all of this Maria, all I know is something has gone off the rails here. I’m trying to look for answers. It just doesn’t make sense to me… I just received this morning data out of Israel. That shows the population is about 84% vaccinated. But the new cases of COVID in Israel are about 84% with vaccinated individuals. It certainly is looking like the Pfizer vaccine is not working with the Delta variant.


What was the point again? 


What's Up In The Whitmer Kidnapping Case?

We're slowly learning a bit more about a case that always seemed, how to say it, half-assed? Which isn't to say that goofballs don't commit serious crimes. Still, as soon as we began to learn more it started to seem a bit far fetched. That process continues.

One bit of news doesn't actually have anything to do with the FBI's case per se--but, then again, it really does. What do I mean?

I'm referring to the fact that the FBI case agent has screwed up in his personal life:


FBI agent in Whitmer kidnap case arrested following domestic incident


When they say "arrested following domestic incident" what they mean is this:

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Malone Comments Re ADE

Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of the mRNA "vaccine" technology runs an interesting Twitter feed. Unfortunately, much of what he writes is geared toward professionals in his field and is, thus, over my head. Yesterday he published a tweet that referenced ADE--Antibody Dependent Enhancement. Critics of the mRNA gene therapy medications have focused on this phenomenon. ADE is a real thing, but the question is whether it has or will occur in human populations in the context of Covid-19. Here's the Wikipedia summary in that regard:


ADE was a concern during late clinical stages of vaccine development against COVID-19.

ADE was observed in animal studies during the development of coronavirus vaccines, but as of 14 December 2020 no incidents had been observed in human trials. "Overall, while ADE is a theoretical possibility with a COVID-19 vaccine, clinical trials in people so far have not shown that participants who received the vaccine have a higher rate of severe illness compared to participants who did not receive the vaccine."


Thus, the question, as a practical matter, becomes: Are we out of the ADE woods or does it remain a possibility. Highly reputable scientists insist that it does remain a possibility, but I'm not aware that any of the scariants are part of that phenomenon. Or, not yet.

In this regard, here is Malone's tweet on the subject. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what he's saying. See what you think. This lack of information and of transparency is a huge part of the problem we face. It seems to me that authorities whose job it is to push information out and to inform the public--a theme that Malone emphasizes continuously--have been and remain determined to hide the ball from the people most concerned.

Comments, Ashli Babbitt, January 6 Event

I used to have a sidebar notice stating that all comments here are monitored by me personally. I see that notice is no longer present, although I didn't remove it. Perhaps it somehow fell into the category of things that Blogger no longer enables. Who knows?

In any event, I do actually still read all comments before enabling them. Some comments I don't enable, although I try to err on the side of enabling. I've never enunciated a policy, and don't plan on doing so now. However, a few related categories of comments that I do regularly reject are those that advocate violence, assassination, or the view that one segment of the American population is planning to nuke some other segment. I'm not explaining why I reject those comments, beyond the view that they don't add anything to the blog and may detract. In that connection, I note that the PTA/NAACP woman who got her 15 minutes of fame by shouting "Let them die!" re anti-CRT people has been forced out of the PTA. The NAACP continues to defend her, but will IMO end up regretting that decision.

Regarding Ashli Babbitt. My view is that she's dead--just in case anyone was wondering what my view is. Not long ago I commented in agreement with another commenter who wrote to the effect that, There's a reason Ashli Babbitt's family is suing for wrongful death, and it's not because she's alive and well and in hiding. Obviously, if there are developments in the Ashli Babbitt story I'll try to cover them if I have some perspective to offer. In the meantime, I won't be enabling comments that link to theories about Babbitt's continuing life. As in other areas, I try to err on the side of legitimate and wide ranging commenting, but sometimes have to draw a line.

Regarding the January 6 Event and the witchhunt against participants, you probably are aware that one participant was sentenced yesterday. Here are some Twitter comments that cover various aspects of our currently dysfunctional state of being in America, including the January 6 Event:

Monday, July 19, 2021

Potpourri Post: Inflation, Panic Pandemic, Deep State

Breitbart is reporting that a new poll shows that Americans are very concerned about inflation--a finding that I've been predicting. The good or bad news, depending on how you look at it, is that the reasons for the concern are unlikely to vanish before Election 2022.


Poll: Voters Are Overwhelmingly Concerned About Inflation


"Overwhelmingly." That's what I meant when I said "very."


Voters in battleground districts are overwhelmingly concerned about inflation and the rising cost of living, according to a recent poll commissioned by the American Action Network to show to the House Republican leadership this week.

Eighty-eight percent of the respondents said they are worried about the rising cost of living, and 53 percent had said they were extremely or very worried. When asked about the rising inflation, 86 percent of the respondents said they were worried, and about half (50 percent) of the respondents said they were extremely or very worried.

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More so, one part that shows good support for Republicans is that 75 percent of the respondents also agreed it is the “Democrat spending proposals that could cause inflation.” Due to these results, 84 percent of the respondents said they would vote generic Republican, versus the 10 percent that said they would vote for the generic Democrat.


Ouch.

Briefly Noted: Schools, Cops, Super Spreading Dems

I have errands to run today, but here are two worthwhile articles that point toward the future--November, 2022.

The first appeared in the NYPost yesterday. It's basically a simple anecdotal recitation of the attitudes of increasing numbers of parents in New York City. The point is, however, that if NYC parents are getting this fed up, if NYC parents are increasingly asserting their rights as parents against the diktats of the State apparatus, then imagine what parental sentiment across the country must be like.

This is something that I emphasized before Election 2020, and return to regularly. Nothing hits home with parents and thus with voters like matters that affect their children. We're seeing this with the revolt against CRT imposed indoctrination in schools, and the revolt against unscientific masking is also gaining momentum. Candidates and political parties who ignore this reality of human nature do so at their peril:

Sunday, July 18, 2021

A Twitter Political Potpourri

Catching up on Twits, er, Tweets.

Mis-Information herself, Jen Psaki, figures somewhat largely today. For example:

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Today In Socio-Politics

You may have seen during the past week the results of a  Economist-YouGov poll. Zhou is put at a 49% approval rating. However, as usual, the devil is in the details. Those details are probed at AmThinker this morning: Poll-dancing: Is Biden really at 49 percent approval? Follow the link for the details, but here's a spoiler--the internals of the poll are as skewed as you'd expect. The takeaway is that Zhou's approval is likely significantly lower.

The amount of demographic jiggering that pollsters have to engage in is probably a result of the changing political landscape. Earlier this week Victor Davis Hanson observed:


The two parties are switching class constituents. Some 65% of the Americans making more than $500,000 a year are Democrats, and 74% of those who earn less than $100,000 a year are Republicans, according to IRS statistics.


With that kind of switch going on, it's getting harder and harder for pollsters to get the results they want.

Other developments also draw that level of approval into question. For example ...

The Washington Examiner reports that:

Friday, July 16, 2021

Yep, Seems Weird

The attachment says it all:



I did actually follow the link to see what's misleading about this.


UPDATED: Developments Already Re Guardians Of Tradition

Over at Fr. Z's blog we learn of an important point of canon law. Bishops--local ordinaries as they're termed--retain, even under a dictatorial Vatican occupant, considerable authority in disciplinary matters. And control over liturgical matters is disciplinary. That means that no bishop actually has to follow this directive:


Look… the bottom line is this.  There is sloppy language in this document that, frankly, if carefully read with the interpretive principle odiosa restringi et favores convenit ampliari, there isn’t that much that would have to change in a diocese – depending on the bishop. Sure the document is dreadful: it can be read in a severely restrictive way or be read in a lenient way. Just as that dreadful footnote in Amoris could be read one way or the other.

I would add to the above the provision of can. 87 –

Can. 87 §1. A diocesan bishop, whenever he judges that it contributes to their spiritual good, is able to dispense the faithful from universal and particular disciplinary laws issued for his territory or his subjects by the supreme authority of the Church. He is not able to dispense, however, from procedural or penal laws nor from those whose dispensation is specially reserved to the Apostolic See or some other authority.

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So, a diocesan bishop can dispense from disciplinary laws, both universal laws and those particular laws made by the supreme ecclesiastical authority (read: Supreme Pontiff) for his territory and his subjects.  Since the provision that the Traditional Roman Rite ought not be celebrated in parish churches (cf. Traditionis Art. 3) is a disciplinary law, and has not been reserved to the Apostolic See, the diocesan bishop is free to dispense from that norm!


Fr. Z goes on to note toward the end of his post that already a number of American bishops have issued statements suggesting, in effect or even point blank, that nothing is going to change. Not in their dioceses. It's almost as if they were lining up to issue their statements.

What's going on?

The explanation may be found in the most recent post of a noted Italian Vatican watcher, Sandro Magister:


Conclave in View, Everyone Backing Away From Francis


Movers and shakers in the V2 are convinced, says Magister, that a conclave is going to happen sooner rather than later. It seems that a large swath of that world cordially detests Bergoglio. We're not talking about raging idealists here--they're simply fed up with his dictatorial ways and noxious personality, with the hangers on that surround him. They also want their own shot at power and influence. Really!




As a result, having raised their fingers to the prevailing breezes, even the far Left wing of the V2--which is pretty far Left--have figured out that their chances of planting their backsides in the chair of Peter, or influencing the selection, may depend on distancing themselves from all things Bergoglio.

How far that distancing could go is suggested by a recent article in a French liturgical magazine, Paix liturgique. The article was written toward the end of June, and dealt with the rumors of an abrogation of the traditional Roman-Gregorian liturgy:


THE ENEMIES OF SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM WANT WAR


I translated the article for family, and the really relevant portion is this paragraph:


Andrea Riccardi, main character of the Community of Sant'Egidio, who is the complete opposite of a conservative, in a recent book, where he considers the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris as a parable, deals with the announced social disappearance of the Church: La Chiesa brucia. Crisis e futuro del cristianesimo (Tempi nuovi, 2021), The Church is on fire. Crisis and future of ChristianityHe analyzes, country by country, in Europe, the collapse of Catholicism. In the conclusion, of course, he expresses an obligatory hope on the theme "crisis is not decline", but he had already let fly many telling one liners"many Catholics have gone from enthusiasm for Bergoglio to disillusion", "the solution will not come from reform". And then also this observation: "Traditionalism is a reality of some importance in the Church, both organizationally and in terms of resources" [lit. "in the organization as well as in the means"].


In other words, even the enemies of tradition--at least the more realistic among them--recognize that tradition cannot be simply kicked to the side of the road, as Bergoglio and his henchman have attempted to do. That reality may be exactly what some American bishops--who have undoubtedly had time to consider their response--are taking into account. In the post Bergoglio era to get ahead may require a degree of ideological flexibility, a coming to terms with a reality that has "some importance ... both organizationally and in terms of resources."

Let's face it--most bishops have plenty of problems and headaches without adding a pissing contest with the least troublesome and most generous portion of their flock. Many who are not committed ideologues may calculate: this guy is a short timer, so why should I cause myself more trouble than I need to? Those with ambitions may also recognize that a display of flexibility is in their self interest. Thus, Peter Kwaƛniewski writes (Traditionis Custodes: The New Atom Bomb):


I believe at least some bishops will be non-plussed by how cold, harsh, and foolish is Francis’s anti-TLM motu proprio, which has all the charm of a decree by Stalin ordering the purge of Ukrainian dissidents. Of course, there are others who will run with it, but I can’t imagine that bishops who have seen the many good fruits of Summorum Pontificum—not least, the steady and often generous financial contributions that flow in from traditional groups—and who enjoy good relationships with priests and parishes that peacefully celebrate the TLM will want to disturb them for the sake of falling in line with a temporary tyrant. Any bishop who genuinely loves the Catholic Faith, any bishop aware of the burgeoning love of tradition among the young and its power to revitalize the Church after the doldrums (not to say freefall) of recent decades, will quietly set aside this painful document and proceed as if nothing has changed—or rather, proceed in the certain knowledge that, as Rorate Caeli tweeted, “Francis will die and the traditional Mass will live on.”

On the pragmatic side, most bishops do not have a superabundance of clergy such that they could afford to alienate a sizeable number of their presbyterate. If enough priests in the more conservative dioceses stick to the Latin Masses to which they have an inalienable and unabrogatable right, what are the bishops going to do — throw them all out? Where will they get pastors? Where will they get future vocations? Do bishops need another huge headache on their hands, a civil war, a smouldering discontent that saps time and energy on all sides? Benedict XVI brokered a fragile peace, one under which a certain measure of non-polemical normalcy was possible. Many will want to keep that peace, such as it is, in preference to renewed hostilities.


Interesting times.

ADDENDUM: Fr. Z's site includes an advertisement for coffee:




I can personally vouch for this coffee--it's pretty good. At least the two varieties I recently tried with a gift certificate are. I like dark roasts:

Hermits Bold Blend

Midnight Vigils Blend

UPDATE: I liked this from one wag:


Quis custodiet traditionis custodes?


UPDATED: Guardians Of Tradition

Writing here may be a bit slow today--I have a lot to catch up on and there may be additional fallout from yesterday's developments. 

However, it's necessary to offer some comment on the Vatican's renewed effort to suppress the traditional liturgy--popularly known as "the Latin Mass", more popularly termed something like the Roman-Gregorian liturgy. That's because it was Gregory I "the Great" (c. 540 – 12 March 604) who codified the traditional liturgy of Rome. The first attempt to suppress this traditional liturgy--which can be traced back to Apostolic Tradition--occurred nearly 1400 years later in 1970--with very mixed results. Perhaps this latest and renewed effort at suppression of Christian worship means that the V2 was emboldened by the passive reception by catholics of Pachamama worship in the Vatican. Whatever. Bergoglio has issued the ironically titled motu propriu in our subject line, Traditionis custodes, with the obvious intent of suppressing the Roman liturgy of ages.

This event has implications in connection with the planned Great Reset--Bergoglio obviously hopes to transform the V2 into the 'spiritual' vehicle of the globalist Great Reset--a Neo-gnostic religion. We touched on this yesterday at the end of Class, Influence, Power by citing Maureen Mullarkey's Inside The Vatican’s Surprising Alliance With Biotech Venture Capital, which I highly recommend in its entirety. Nothing that we see happening around us is happening is some sort of a vacuum. It's all connected. The Power Elite really does have global ambitions, both literally and figuratively.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

ER Covering All Bases

Emerald Robinson's on a roll today. It seems with incontrovertible election fraud news coming out the Left is trying to distract the public, but ER keeps her eye on the ball:

Class, Influence, Power

Today's news features multiple stories that reveal the structure of the international--but mostly US based--Power Elite. It's an establishment that includes Deep State elements of government--intel, military--as well as the indispensable financial underpinnings that are increasingly concentrated in Big Pharma and Big Tech. The links below feature many different angles, but above all the fear of the Orange Man and the populist movement that propelled him to the White House.

Here we go.

Victor Davis Hanson gets the ball rolling by addressing Class, and what it means for politics in the US. The Elite Class has every reason to be concerned about developments in American politics.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Measuring Social Pathology

There are all sorts of ways to measure social pathology. Here at meaning in history we tend to measure social pathology in terms of the prevalence of deviant anti-human ideologies. On the other hand, such ideologies have an impact on day to day life in America, as we see all around us--in our families, our local communities, our nation.

CNN offers today a very graphic measure of social pathology. Of course, they blame it on "the pandemic," and no doubt the attempted social lockdown of most of the country played a major role. However, the causes undoubtedly run deeper:


Drug overdose deaths in 2020 hit highest number ever recorded, CDC data shows


(CNN) Drug overdose deaths rose by close to 30% in the United States in 2020, hitting the highest number ever recorded, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.

More than 93,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2020, according to provisional data released by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. That's a 29.4% increase from the 72,151 deaths projected for 2019.

"Overdose deaths from synthetic opioids (primarily fentanyl) and psychostimulants such as methamphetamine also increased in 2020 compared to 2019. Cocaine deaths also increased in 2020, as did deaths from natural and semi-synthetic opioids (such as prescription pain medication)," the NCHS said in a statement.

"This is the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, and the largest increase since at least 1999," Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, said in a statement.

"These data are chilling. The COVID-19 pandemic created a devastating collision of health crises in America," added Volkow.

As in recent years, inappropriate use of opioids was behind most of the deaths. The NCHS reported that overdose deaths from opioids rose from 50,963 in 2019 to 69,710 in 2020.

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While this pathology is certainly not confined to our major cities, one presumes that this plays pretty directly into the stunning rise in murders and shootings generally, which are overwhelmingly gang--and therefore drug--related.

Americans will have lots to think about come 2022: Pathological ideologies in our schools and public life, pathological inflation, pathological attacks on election integrity, pathological levels of crime and drug use. 

Will America step back from societal suicide?


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

More Transmissible, Less Severe

How many times have actual subject matter experts in the field of virology told us that 1) to be a virus is to mutate, and 2) mutations always trend toward increased transmissibility and decreased severity? And how often have you heard on the MSM that the latest and greatest "variant" "may be" "more deadly"--contradicting all previous scientific knowledge?

I just found a study dating back to late April, 2021. It was conducted by two very reputable, mainstream institutions and, mirabile dictu, the study confirms what has long been known in the field of virology:


Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University’s New Research Says COVID-19 Variants May be Less Severe than Original Virus Strains

New research from the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University has found that while newer strains and mutations of SARS-CoV-2 are often more contagious than the original COVID-19 strain, they may also be responsible for fewer hospitalizations and deaths.  


The article is actually quite brief. I'll simply paste in the conclusion: 


Results

Results from the research also showed that during the first six weeks of the pandemic’s first wave, early strains contributed to the most hospitalizations and deaths, but mutations of the original strains quickly surpassed the original strain because they were more transmissible, but less severe. 

“These findings offer greater insight into how COVID-19 infections significantly outpaced the rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths as the pandemic progressed,” said Dr. Esper. “The research also helps to validate how viral clades can play an important role in predicting patient outcomes.”


The Establishment doesn't want the pandemic to be over. Nothing to do with science.

More From Daryl Cooper

Last week Tucker Carlson and President Trump both drew attention to a lengthy Twitter thread (something like 35 tweets?) that purported to explain the thinking of MAGA oriented Americans. Other outlets quickly picked up on it, as well. We referenced the thread in Where America Is, quoting Zerohedge's intro to its republication of the thread:


Darryl Cooper: Why Trump Supporters Are Pissed Off And Don't Trust Anything

As the ruling class went to absurd lengths to try and dismantle Donald Trump, pissed off supporters watched in horror as a captured media peddled lie after lie - typically based on anonymous leaks from deep state bureaucrats,and as  powerful agents within America's intelligence apparatus falsified evidence and collaborated with foreign operatives paid by Trump's political opponents.

In doing so, they exposed themselves to anyone not already paying attention.


Today commenter Frank has linked to a lengthy article that Cooper has written, with an intro by Glenn Greenwald:


Author of the Mega-Viral Thread on MAGA Voters, Darryl Cooper, Explains His Thinking

Tucker Carlson devoted seven minutes of airtime to reading it. Donald Trump heaped praise on it. Why did this Twitter analysis resonate so widely on the right?


As I say, it's very long, but perhaps it will serve a purpose to excerpt Cooper's conclusion. I think we're all capable of airing our grievances and expressing our frustrations with both the direction the country is headed as well as with the behavior of the ruling elite--whether in government, media, or the tech/social media industry. Cooper's conclusion hits on some high points and calls on the Left to take note:


As election day became election night and the tallies rolled in, Trump supporters allowed themselves some hope. But when the four critical swing states (and only those states) went dark around midnight, they knew. 

Over the following weeks, they were shuffled around between honest critics, online grifters, and media scam artists selling them conspiracy theories. They latched onto one then another increasingly outlandish theory as they tried to put a concrete name on something very real, of which election day was only the culmination. Media and Big Tech did all they could to make things worse. Everything about the election was strange, confusing, and unprecedented - the changes to procedure, unprecedented mail-in voting, counting delays, etc - but rather than admit that and bring everything into the open, they banned discussion of it (even in private messages!), and launched an absurd propaganda campaign telling us that it was - I’m not making this up - the most well-run and secure election in American history.

Conservatives know - again, I think probably everyone knows - that just as Don Jr.’s laptop would have been the story of the century, if everything about the election dispute was the same, except the parties were reversed, suspicions about the outcome would have been taken very seriously. See 2016 for proof.

Even the judiciary had forfeited its credibility with these voters because of the opposition’s embrace of political violence. Trump supporters say, with good reason: What judge will stick his neck out for Trump knowing he’ll be destroyed in the media as a violent mob burns down his house? Maybe most judges would do their jobs, but given the events of the last four years it’s not an unreasonable concern, and the concern itself is enough to cast the whole system in doubt. Again, we know, thanks to Time Magazine, that riots were planned in cities across the country if Trump had won. Sure, they were “protests”, but they were planned by the same people as during the summer, and everyone knows what it would have meant. The Chamber of Commerce took the threat of a second round of destruction of its members’ property seriously enough to offer its assistance to the “well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information” - Time’s words, not mine.

Trump voters were adamant that the governors’ changes to election procedures were unconstitutional. Everything in law is open to interpretation, but it doesn’t require a Harvard Law degree to read Article 1, Section 4 (quoted above) and come to that conclusion. But they also knew the cases wouldn’t see a courtroom until after the election, and what judge was going to make a ruling that would be framed as a judicial coup d’etat just because some governors didn’t go through the proper channels? Even a judge willing to accept the personal risk would have also to be willing to inflict the chaos that would follow on the country. Even a well-intentioned judge could convince himself that, whatever happened or didn’t happen, as a public servant he had no right to impose an opinion guaranteed to lead to mass violence - because the threat was not implied, it was direct. Some Trump supporters, unfortunately, thought the license for political violence applied to everyone; the hundreds of them now sitting in federal jails learned the hard way that it wasn’t true.

From the perspective of Trump’s supporters, the entrenched bureaucracy and security state subverted their populist president from day one. The natural guardrails of the Fourth Estate were removed because the press was part of the operation. Election rules were changed in an unconstitutional manner that could only be challenged after the deed was done, when judges and officials would be playing chicken with a direct threat of burning cities. Political violence was legitimized and encouraged. Major newspapers and sitting presidents were banned from social media, while the opposition enjoyed free rein to promote stories that were discredited once it was too late to matter. Conservatives put these things together and concluded that, whatever happened on November 3, 2020, it was not a free and fair democratic election in any sense that would have had meaning before Donald J. Trump was a candidate.

Trump supporters were led down some rabbit holes. But they are absolutely right that the institutions and power centers of this country have been monopolized by a Regime that believes they are beneath representation, and will observe no limits to prevent them getting it. I encourage people on the Left to recognize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in front of them. You’re not going to agree with the conservatives on everything. But if in 2004 I had told you that the majority of the GOP voter base would soon be seeing the folly of the Iraq War, becoming skeptical of state surveillance, and beginning to see the need for action to help the poor and working classes, you’d have told me such a thing would transform the country. Take the opportunity. These people are not demons, and they are ready to listen in a way they haven’t in a long, long time.


Immunity And Vaccination

Commenter MikeyinFl has recommended an article by a Swedish doctor. I'm going to excerpt portions of the article because I believe it contains a useful and lucid, although incomplete, discussion on issues that are before us currently. First of all, however, I excerpt the following from the doctor's self presentation:


I work as a junior physician in Stockholm, Sweden. I studied medicine at the Karolinska Institute and graduated in January 2020.

I am a proponent of evidence based medicine. In other words, I think that medical diagnosis and treatment should be guided by the scientific evidence, not by expert opinion or personal anecdote, and certainly not by salespeople working for pharmaceutical companies.

Unfortunately, much of what is written on the topic of health and medicine on the internet is just plain wrong. That applies even to much of what is written on supposedly serious medical web sites.


Next, I want to point out that most of what Dr. Rushworth has to say relates to more or less "traditional" vaccines--not to the current Covid "vaccines", which are, in fact, gene therapy medications. As such, the goal of the these gene therapies is not actually "immunity" to infection, but mitigation of the disease symptoms. This explains why the PCR test settings were abruptly changed once the "vaccines" came out. It also explains the recommendation that the vaxxed/medicated population should continue with masking and distancing. Finally, it also explains the phenomenon of reinfection--which shouldn't happen with vaccines or natural immunity.

With that in mind, read what Dr. Rushworth has to say and relate it to what's going on in the public discussion of Covid these days:

Further Update Re Capitol Police

Reader Bill has brought some further specific statutes to my attention with regard to the jurisdiction and operations of the US Capitol Police. None of what follows comes as any surprise to me--and it shouldn't to anyone else, either. The provisions in these laws are typical for federal LE agencies--providing for deployment outside normal jurisdiction and for receiving military equipment. 

The section that covers deployment outside normal jurisdiction is to prevent conflicts and screwups--even though the USCP already has national jurisdiction for matters within their authority. This provision is a safeguard measure. 

Re "surplus or obsolete property", that mostly allows LE agencies to receive and use military equipment. YMMV in that regard. I'm one of those people who deplore the militarization of LE at all levels throughout the land, but provisions of this sort are pretty typical since even before the GWOT began.

First, here's the overall Chapter of the US Code that covers the USCP:

Monday, July 12, 2021

What's Going On Here?

God bless Tucker Carlson for raising the big questions. Three days ago he asked: What is behind all this talk of mandatory participation in a medical experiment? 


Government forced sterilization, what's keeping them from forcing vaccines?

We specialize in the obvious, so tonight we’d like to begin with the most obvious observation of all: force works. ...  

Sunday, July 11, 2021

UPDATED: On The Capitol Police Going National

Nick Arama at Red State has written an article expressing serious concerns about recent developments concerning the United States Capitol Police. Arama is especially concerned with the planned use by the USCP of military supplied surveillance equipment:


That Troubling Expansion of Capitol Police Gets Even Worse With Tech They Plan to Use


We previously reported on the troubling expansion of satellite offices of the Capitol Police being planned across the country.

Unlike other federal government-related police which are subject to FOIA and part of the executive branch, the Capitol Police are under the control of Congress and not subject to FOIA. So, basically you have a police force controlled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spreading out across the country.

I’m not a conspiracy fan, but you don’t have to be to find that problematic.

Now, there’s more that is setting off the alarm bells in my head.

Not only will they be setting up across the country, starting first with offices in California and Florida, but they will have military surveillance equipment as they become “an intelligence based protective agency,” ...


I'll readily admit that I found this problematic enough to do a bit of research on the USCP--pretty minimal research, actually. First off, I looked the organization up in Wikipedia, wanting to know the origins of this agency. I learned this:

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Briefly Noted: Where America Is

Today we have kind of a mish-mash of impressionistic type links with brief excerpts, expressing existential angst at the state of modern life:

I think Tucker was the first to point out this long Twitter thread, which I'm not including--just the intro to one of several repubs of it:


Darryl Cooper: Why Trump Supporters Are Pissed Off And Don't Trust Anything

As the ruling class went to absurd lengths to try and dismantle Donald Trump, pissed off supporters watched in horror as a captured media peddled lie after lie - typically based on anonymous leaks from deep state bureaucrats, and as  powerful agents within America's intelligence apparatus falsified evidence and collaborated with foreign operatives paid by Trump's political opponents.

In doing so, they exposed themselves to anyone not already paying attention.


Next, Andrew Sullivan captures how the philosophical and moral bankruptcy of the Classical Liberalism on which America was founded has caught up with us as a nation. Ideas have consequences, and even lack of ideas has consequences. Bad ideas? It just keeps getting worse until/unless people have a deep conversion--because nothing less can change the momentum. That means that liberals like Sullivan are, of course, very much part of the problem. But so are libertarians, to take just one example, whether of the Left or Right:

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Updating With Dr. Malone

Yes, Robert Malone still exists, lives and breathes--although our medical establishment would prefer that you not be aware of him. He battles on.

Perhaps you saw today that the VAERS reporting database on "adverse events" resulting from "vaccines" is up to 6,985 fatalities? By any historical standards that's catastrophic. What's more, that is almost certainly not the whole story. Meanwhile, the push to shoot up the little people continues:




"Adverse events"? What are those?