4.29.2020

Imagine A Boot Stamping On A Human Face

Imagine A Boot Stamping On A Human Face...





Forever

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

The above is from a noted work of fiction that no one believes in or cares about anymore.

In America you can buy liquor, pot and lottery tickets during the lockdown, but you cannot sit in your car for a church service in an open field.

The state gets no taxes from church. But it gets a lot of taxes from pot, booze and the lottery. Michigan has a 16% tax on recreational pot. They want the public stoned and stupid so they will be ok with corrupt dirtbags for leaders. Opiate of the masses indeed. Passing those joints around kinda defeats the purpose of social distancing, but it's all just a huge Medicare scam anyway.

The churchgoers were cited in Mississippi, which is supposed to be part of the Bible belt. Mississippi allowed bars to remain open with only 10 or fewer people allowed inside at any one time within a single seating area. The church service was people sitting inside their own cars in a field! The last thing that these corrupt tyrants want is people looking to some god other than government for guidance.

You can get an abortion, but you cannot get a bad tooth pulled. People are making billions off of the abortion industrial complex. See, it's not about "your health" at all. It's all about power, control, money and politics. They are trying to determine the sweet spot where they can have maximum control with minimum revenue loss - a little made up by state taxes; a little made up by penalizing those who cannot follow the draconian rules; and the balance made up by screwing other states out of federal tax dollars by any scam they can come up with. Do you think any other state should bail out Illinois' corrupt politicians that have stolen tens of billions of dollars from their state coffers?

Illinois governor Pritzker came to office on promises to root out the longstanding corruption. Recently, when he locked down the state he exempted his own family from the rule and when asked about it: 
What is your response to people who say the stay-at-home order and non-essential travel bans aren't abided by your family?
The first thing I'd like to say is that in politics it used to be that we kept our families out of it...
That's right, prole. Sit down and shut up. Just because your tax dollars pay the salary of the king does not make you less of a serf.

In New York City the mayor asked the public to send images outing those who were not following the rules. The New Yorkers were not having any of his Gestapo crap and sent him pictures of himself instead. Nice work! 

Another thing that you will notice in Democrat controlled states is that they are allowing the big stores like Walmart to stay open, but the small businesses that offer some of the same goods and services are ordered to stay closed:
Small stores are bearing the brunt of these issues in another way as well. Walmart, Amazon and other big box retailers are doing more sales volume now than ever as a result of this pandemic. Pre-Covid, they were already affecting small businesses. There are truly a few essential businesses which we all know should be open, but why should Walmart be allowed to sell jewelry, clothing and sporting goods while small jewelers, clothiers and sporting good specialty stores are not.
Why should Target be allowed to sell electronics, greeting cards and lawn care products while our local card store, lawn care center and independent electronics store must remain shuttered? There are many more examples of this. Big Box retail has done enormous harm to small businesses, and this is just another nail in the coffin.
Is it on purpose? There does seem to be a pattern of this behavior in Democrat run states. Would Democrats really destroy the livelihood of their own citizens? They are.

Health and welfare are important, but far too many wannabe dictators are using COVID19 as an excuse to abuse people they disagree with. If this was all about our health and welfare because they care so much about us, then they would send nurses out to talk to us. But increasingly they are sending out teams of men with automatic weapons dressed in full tactical gear.

Another point that reveals the utter untruthfulness of the "health and welfare" argument is the fact that states and localities across the nation are releasing thousands of criminals (many of them convicted of murder and sex crimes) because "jail is too dangerous for them", while simultaneously locking up innocent citizens for obscure and spurious COVID-19 reasons.  These people who are releasing pedophiles and rapists are criminals themselves.

This is not just tyranny, but tyranny of the most obscene and insane kind.

It is a shame that Americans are willing to tolerate abuse of power, so long as it is their political party that is doing it. I must say that this applies to both sides, because I know that the bias in many of you is already reading that in only one direction. 

America would have survived the Coronavirus, but it might not survive its psychopathic, criminal and mentally defective leaders.

And in closing:
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it. - John Emerich Edward Dalberg
Stop defending criminals who become politicians just because you think that you have something to gain.




 

4.27.2020

Novel Coronavirus Origin

Novel Coronavirus Origin

 


I love the title of this article from "The Scientist":Theory That Coronavirus Escaped From A Lab Lacks Evidence

"The Scientist" willfully ignores the fact that the official story that SARS-CoV-2 came from a Wuhan market is immensely more lacking in evidence.

The National Institute of Health in the United States gave $3.7 million to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for the study of bat coronavirus.

This research was outsourced to the Wuhan lab because the study of such pathogens had been banned in the US. The person behind the grant was Dr. Anthony Fauci, who was at the time the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He is still the Director of the NIAID, but he now also leads the US COVID19 Task Force (fox meet hen house).

As early as 1-19-2018 the US State Department knew that there were serious issues with the lab:
“During interactions with scientists at the WIV laboratory, they noted the new lab has a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory,” states the Jan. 19, 2018, cable, which was drafted by two officials from the embassy’s environment, science and health sections who met with the WIV scientists. (The State Department declined to comment on this and other details of the story.)

The Chinese researchers at WIV were receiving assistance from the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch and other U.S. organizations, but the Chinese requested additional help. The cables argued that the United States should give the Wuhan lab further support, mainly because its research on bat coronaviruses was important but also dangerous.

As the cable noted, the U.S. visitors met with Shi Zhengli, the head of the research project, who had been publishing studies related to bat coronaviruses for many years. In November 2017, just before the U.S. officials’ visit, Shi’s team had published research showing that horseshoe bats they had collected from a cave in Yunnan province were very likely from the same bat population that spawned the SARS coronavirus in 2003.
In February 2020 Botao Xiao, research scientist at South China University of Technology, released a report detailing his investigation of the possible origins of the SARS-CoV-2. Botao Xiao found no bats of the species in question at the Wuhan market:
The bats carrying CoV ZC45 were originally found in Yunnan or Zhejiang province, both of which were more than 900 kilometers away from the seafood market.
According to municipal reports and the testimonies of 31 residents and 28 visitors, the bat was never a food source in the city, and no bat was traded in the market. There was possible natural recombination or intermediate host of the coronavirus,yet little proof has been reported.
Two points from this paragraph that we must understand:
1. According to witnesses and the researcher, the horseshoe bat, which is the reservoir of the virus, was not to be found in the Wuhan market and there was no natural habitat within 900 km.
2. "possible natural recombination or intermediate host of the coronavirus"  meaning there is possibly some animal acting as an intermediary vector between the bat and humans.  They tell us that this animal is unknown, but I doubt this. Someone knows and this may be the key to breaking open the mystery here.
If the bats were not from the market, as we had been told by the media, then where did they come from? Botao Xiao found that the Wuhan Center for Disease Control & Prevention (WHCDC) was less than 280 meters from the market. A second lab is roughly 12 kilometers from the market. Both labs were studying Rhinolophus affinis (the horseshoe bat) at the time of the outbreak and both labs had serious contamination risk issues according to Botao Xiao. The second lab was the Wuhan Institute of Virology that the NIH had funded and that the US State Department had warned about.

Botao Xiao's report can be found on the web and I have also made it available because such things tend to disappear.

But killer viruses escaping labs is crazy conspiracy theory garbage, right? 


Recall the SARS outbreak in 2004? It was released from a Chinese lab and was the result of negligence:
Two of those infected worked with the virus in the CDC's National Institute of Virology in Beijing.Official investigation shows that it is an accident due to negligence.The cases had been linked to experiments using live and inactive SARS corona virus in the CDC's virology and diarrhea institutes where interdisciplinary research on the SARS virus was conducted.The CDC's mistakes also include allowing researchers to experiment with biological materials infected with SARS in common laboratories, and the failure to immediately report the abnormal health conditions of its researchers. 
So why now are we being told that the idea is crazy this time around when all of the available evidence cries out otherwise? We should keep our eyes peeled for heads to be rolling out of those two Wuhan labs.

This is insanity. The US government under Barack Obama deemed the study of pathogens, such as SARS-CoV, to be too dangerous to be undertaken within the continental United States. Yet, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the NIH funded this same research in China placing that population at great risk. This is criminal. Do we really trust these double-faced tricksters to tell us the truth about what is happening now and how to protect ourselves when it is THEY who may have caused all of this? We are being told to "trust the scientists," but is that really wise in light of their negligence, arrogance and lies?

And what of the Wuhan markets that we were told are the source of SARS-CoV-2?  

They are still operating.

But it does not matter that they are, since they had nothing to do with causing the outbreak.

There is another possibility: an unknown party who was aware of the State Department cables, had access to SARS-COV-2 and had a motive to release it. The labs may not have been involved at all. This could have been an act of terrorism. But that option has no evidentiary support, like the market story. The circumstantial evidence all points to the labs, as does precedent.

Australia has called for an independent inquiry into the origin of the virus and was met by China with a threat of economic boycott. Does that sound like the action of an innocent party? The world is to just move on and not ask questions? Seems like China has become too accustomed to thinking that they can just make people and bad press disappear.

This pathogen came from a Chinese lab. China knew exactly what it was from the start. This makes China's statements early on that it was not human-to-human transmissible a far more heinous lie. 

UPDATE 4-30-2020

We keep hearing the same talking heads repeating the same refrain on all of the Big Pharma connected media outlets "we know SARS-CoV-2 was not made in a lab because blah blah blah...." But it is possible for the virus to have been modified without leaving any of the tell tale evidence:
If you hear anyone claim “we know the virus didn’t come from a lab”, don’t buy it — it may well have. Labs around the globe have been creating synthetic viruses like CoV2 for years. And no, its genome would not necessarily contain hallmarks of human manipulation: modern genetic engineering tools permit cutting and pasting genomic fragments without leaving a trace. It can be done quickly, too: it took a Texas BSL4 lab less than 2 months to create a synthetic clone of CoV2.
And those who are making the claim that there would be evidence of genomic manipulation are knowingly omitting another possibility. Viruses can gain function by passing through a host and we saw earlier that science is already aware that SARS-CoV-2 probably has a host between bats and people. This process is routinely done in the laboratory. Researchers will pass a virus through various hosts to determine if any "useful" gain-of-function can be obtained. And if TSHTF they can just claim that nature did it. This is precisely the route that would be taken if researchers are deliberately attempting to evade efforts to trace the origin of a virus to a lab that engineered it.

But this takes us back to my comment before about the identity of the intermediary host possibly being the key here. We already know that there were no horseshoe bats to be found anywhere in Wuhan outside of the two labs that were studying them. That is damning enough. But when it is known that the as yet unknown intermediate host is also exotic to Wuhan then the final nail in the coffin of lies will have been hammered flat.

A side note to this crazy conspiracy theory is that Shi Zhengli is in charge of the research at the WIV. And her specialization? Gain-of-function in the coronavirus.

The other possibility is that there was no gain-of-function or lab manipulation at all. Perhaps it was not "made in a lab" and was only mishandled by the lab that was studying it, as has been done before with bat coronavirus in China. That would technically make all of the talking heads not liars unless you count what is not being said as a lie of omission.

If anyone out there has evidence supporting the official story or countering what is posted above I would love to see it.



UPDATE 5-1-2020

Chinese Researchers Suspect Patient Zero Had No Contact With Wuhan Market
A study by Chinese researchers claimed the first person to be diagnosed with COVID-19 was identified on December 1, 2019 and that person had "no contact" with the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.

Wu Wenjuan, a senior doctor at Wuhan's Jinyintan Hospital and one of the authors of the study, told the BBC Chinese Service that the patient was an elderly man who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

"He lived four or five buses from the seafood market, and because he was sick he basically didn't go out," she said.
Again, those decrying this conspiracy theory! Need to put up or shut up. These Chinese researchers are not Trump donors. Let's see your evidence. Send it to me. Cursing comments are not evidence, but since that is all that you have I will not bother posting it as we all learned to curse in elementary school and your talking points bring nothing new to the table.

UPDATE 5-3-2020

I saw Fareed Zakaria in CNN and he is repeating the same lies as the rest of his ilk. Zakaria stated "All of the scientists I have talked to are of the consensus that the virus originated in a Wuhan wet market." Zakaria is either a liar or the stupidist man on earth. He is supposedly a journalist and you would think that critical thinking is a desired skill for one of those, but Zakaria does not seem to have it. He keeps repeating that all the scientists agree, but he never points to any damned evidence. I will issue a challenge right now to him. Show a scrap of evidence. I bet he cannot even name a single name of any "scientist" that he is speaking of. I gave you the evidence above for it coming from a lab. It is circumstantial, but it is a hell of a lot more than the evidence for the wet market story. And the greatest evidence against the virus originating in a wet market is the fact that they are still operating. 

You are what you eat. Therefore, Zakaria must eat mockingbirds every day. I wonder if he knows it.

I will just say it. Zakaria is spewing his talking points because the research at the Wuhan lab was funded under the Obama administration and CNN is a lie factory for the left side of the dialectic. 

Zakaria is now running extended programs on CNN where he does blame China for "mistakes" it made in handling the out break, but he continues to push the wet market red herring as the origin of the virus. You'll never hear a word from him about the NIH funding the coronavirus research in Wuhan. It's like Chris Cuomo denigrating hydroxychloroquine when he himself took quinine and his brother purchased 70,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment. These people are shameless liars and hypocrites with no conscience. 

UPDATE 5-9-2020

Germany pours cold water on Chinese denial.
The World Health Organization denied reports on Saturday by German magazine Der Spiegel that Chinese President Xi Jingping had asked Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to cover up news about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.

On January 21, Xi reportedly asked Tedros not to announce that the virus could be transmitted between humans and to delay any declaration of a pandemic, the German intelligence agency BND found.
The BND concluded that the delay caused the world to waste four to six weeks it could have used better preparing to fight the outbreak. The WHO did not end up declaring the virus an international emergency until the end of January. (Jerusalem Post)
Pandemic Bonds looking more and more like ponzi scheme:
“The whole mechanism is highly unfortunate. The objectives were to help the poorest countries respond quickly to outbreaks. Infectious disease spreads exponentially and the coronavirus has a very rapid growth rate. But the bonds only get triggered when the disease has spread for a long time.”

“so convoluted, it is not at all clear whether they will pay out at all. It is too little, too late – and in this case, maybe never."

“What’s obscene is that the World Bank set it up this way. It waits for people to die.”
But critics say the “insanely complicated” terms of the high-interest bonds are heavily skewed towards investors, while for the victims any payouts may come too late, if at all. (The Guardian)
In the story from JPost we are told that Xi asked China to delay declaration of pandemic. This plays into the bond story, because bonds do not pay out unless pandemic is declared. 

Pandemic Bonds Fail

Pandemic Bonds Investors Face Big Losses

I am wondering if the delay in declaration of pandemic was held up by the investors? Is Xi's alleged request to delay declaring a pandemic connected? Xi and the bond investors both benefit from the delay. Who are these people? I need a list of names. Was it wiped from the server yet?

According to DW, the Class A and B bonds were set to pay out rates of 7% and 11% (respectively) in July 2020.


missed it by that much!

UPDATE 6-6-2020

 

The Lancet study that was being touted globally as a death knell  for hydroxychloroquine has been exposed as a deception! 

Lancet has issued a complete retraction:
After publication of our Lancet Article, several concerns were raised with respect to the veracity of the data and analyses conducted by Surgisphere Corporation and its founder and our co-author, Sapan Desai, in our publication. We launched an independent third party peer review of Surgisphere with the consent of Sapan Desai to evaluate the origination of the database elements, to confirm the completeness of the database, and to replicate the analyses presented in the paper.
Our independent peer reviewers informed us that Surgisphere would not transfer the full dataset, client contracts, and the full ISO audit report to their servers for analysis as such transfer would violate client agreements and confidentiality requirements. As such, our reviewers were not able to conduct an independent and private peer review and therefore notified us of their withdrawal from the peer-review process.
We always aspire to perform our research in accordance with the highest ethical and professional guidelines. We can never forget the responsibility we have as researchers to scrupulously ensure that we rely on data sources that adhere to our high standards. Based on this development, we can no longer vouch for the veracity of the primary data sources. Due to this unfortunate development, the authors request that the paper be retracted.
We all entered this collaboration to contribute in good faith and at a time of great need during the COVID-19 pandemic. We deeply apologise to you, the editors, and the journal readership for any embarrassment or inconvenience that this may have caused. 
The study was rigged. It was just a hit piece to sink cheap and effective hydroxychloroquine.

And what was the motivation? 

Money. Hydroxychloroquine is off patent and very cheap. 

Who stood to benefit from the specious study?
In light of these studies, the World Health Organization decided to halt global trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat COVID-19 in order to focus on novel drugs like Gilead's remdesivir. After the studies were retracted, the WHO trials were resumed.

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4.01.2020

Toilet Installation Philippines Style

Toilet Installation Philippines Style


One of our bathroom toilets recently required replacement. The water tank had split from top to bottom. That particular bathroom gets very hot during the day and the heat soaks into everything, including the toilet. I had filled the outside well water tank that evening after sundown, so the water was already relatively cool. It was only a few minutes after I flushed the toilet that we hard a loud crack. I rushed into the bathroom to see what had happened and there was water all over the floor. The temp difference between the water tank and the well water could not have been more than 30 degrees or so, but that was enough. Ten years of that minute stress had added up and had finally broken the camel's back.

The new toilet above cost 5,000PHP at a local hardware store and we were very lucky to get with depleted stocks due to quarantines and shutdowns.

I had no idea what I would find when I pulled up the old unit so I went ahead and purchased an ABS flange just in case:

ABS flange

wax ring with flange
If you look on either side of the base of your toilet you will notice two bolts. Likely all that is holding those bolts (and your toilet) in place is the flimsy plastic flange as shown above.

When our house was built the installers did not use flanges. Instead, they cemented the toilets in place. Due to this I ended up using a rubber mallet to break up the base of the toilet, as it was locked tight to the cement.

Once I was able to remove the old unit I found that the flange did not fit the pipe, so I decided to reinstall the toilet just as had been done before.

First, I set the toilet in place and traced around it with pencil (as a guide for the new cement).

Then I laid the unit on its side and installed the wax ring.

Next, I had my wife apply the cement to the floor, because she is better with cement than I am:



I then set the unit upright over the cement and pressed it into place:
completed install

I slapped on a new flex hose and my wife grouted the base.

All-in-all this install took about two hours and cost just a little more than 5,000PHP (~$100).