February 29, 2020
Here is a fascinating essay about the benefits of Communism in China - and why China is a breeding ground for disease.
From the essay:
When my wife and I got off the plane, 18 years ago, to adopt our first daughter, we were taken aback by the split pants. Split pants are (or at least were, back then) pants the children wear that are open in the crotch area. That allows them to urinate or defecate unobstructed, onto the street or wherever they may be. The theory is that eventually they will learn to "aim it at the toiletâ€ or something to that effect.
Either way, I distinctly remember my brand new Nike slip-ons (probably made not far from where I was standing) sloshing into a mix of urine and who knows what else, and continuing to do so for the next three weeks.
As I started feeling the cough coming on, I remember one of the women in our group saying, at one of the airports (as she too, stepped into urine) "The people in this country probably have built up antibodies inside them our bodies have never even thought about.â€
I replayed that line in my head for the next three weeks, as I descended into night sweats, fevers and a cough like Iâ€™ve never experienced.
Over the next several days and weeks, we would experience the amazing culture of China, in several different cities. And some things stood out to this germophobic American. I watched a man hock up something from his chest and spit it on the floor, right next to us, in a restaurant. No oysters for me, thanks. Iâ€™ve suddenly lost my appetite.
We visited a Hutong (inner city â€“ where the locals live) and saw raw chickens, skinned and bleeding, just laying on the floor, waiting to be thrown on a restaurant grillâ€¦for public consumption. No FDA or USDA or food inspectors or "codesâ€ to comply with, here. But why? This is the last purely communist country on earth. Youâ€™d think there would be red tape everywhere. What was happening here?
Then, my wife and I had to rush our newly adopted, 8-month-old daughter to the public hospitalâ€¦and suddenly it all started making sense.As we stepped in more urine, took our number from the print-out machine, walked past the line of children whining and crying from the scalp IVs in their heads, then rushed to clean up blood and mucus (left by the last patient) on the plastic table they were now laying our baby on, then waited on the ONE overworked doctor (attending to no less than three hundred people) try to round up a basic anti-biotic to administer to my daughter (right there on site â€“ no refills) it dawned on me what I was seeing
I was witnessing the kind of maximum, almost brutal efficiency a society must develop when the state is the master and the individual is merely a subject. Why would a Communist country not have an effective FDA? Because who are you going to complain to if you get tainted food? The government? They donâ€™t answer to you. The press? They are owned by the government. And again, they donâ€™t answer to you.
Chuck Schumer deleted this tweet Feb. 5.
Looks like he was against a travel ban before he was for one.
If Trump tried to keep people from dousing themselves with gasoline and lighting themselves on fire Schumer and Pelosi would call it an abuse of power!
It is about time that the Security and Exchange Commission looks at the political pontifications by EU, IMF, European Bank, and individual money managers like Larry Fink and Black Rock. They arenâ€™t acting as fiduciaries, acting in the best financial interest of other parties.
Paul Driessen provides a sobering and practical counter-argumen
Words of wisdom from Milton Friedman:
"You must distinguish sharply between being pro-free enterprise and being pro-business." â€“ Big Business, Big Government (1978)
"The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both." â€“ From "Created Equal," an episode of the PBSFree to Choose television series (1980)
"Governments never learn; only people learn." â€“ As quoted in The Cynic's Lexicon: A Dictionary Of Amoral Adviceâ€Ž (1984)
"The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another." â€“ "Why Government Is the Problem" (February 1, 1993), p. 19
"There are four ways in which you can spend money. You can spend your own money on yourself. When you do that, why then you really watch out what youâ€™re doing, and you try to get the most for your money. Then you can spend your own money on somebody else. For example, I buy a birthday present for someone. Well, then Iâ€™m not so careful about the content of the present, but Iâ€™m very careful about the cost. Then, I can spend somebody elseâ€™s money on myself. And if I spend somebody elseâ€™s money on myself, then Iâ€™m sure going to have a good lunch! Finally, I can spend somebody elseâ€™s money on somebody else. And if I spend somebody elseâ€™s money on somebody else, Iâ€™m not concerned about how much it is, and Iâ€™m not concerned about what I get. And thatâ€™s government. And thatâ€™s close to 40 percent of our national income." Fox New Interview
The last four generations have been the worst America has ever had.
-The Baby boomers were arrogant in thinking they were smarter than any previous generation and began tearing down the greatest nation on earth.
-Generation X just blundered around more interested in entertainment than anything else
-And by the time we get to the Millennials and Gen Z we came to the most anti-American, ill-educated, ignorant, arrogant, entitled, and yet so self-assured they "know stuff" than any previous generations.
And while the Greatest Generation won us a World War, they also cowered in the face of their bratty, ignoramus kids (Boomers) and let them ruin the world the Greatest Generation saved from authoritarian tyranny.
Now, before people get the hackles up... YES there are millions of individuals that rose above their stupid generations. But, as a whole, and in general, my analysis is right on.
The leftists' credo now is, apparently, better red and dead.
As Coronavirus Spreads Elites More Concerned about "Racism" Than Keeping You Alive
We are all equal in the sight of earthworms...
Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson has passed away.
Dyson was considered the heir to the intellectual fortune of Albert Einstein, as he took Einstein's former position. He worked with Richard Feynman at Cornell prior to going to Princeton. He was an icon among American physicists.
Dyson is perhaps most famous for a concept much employed in science fiction known as a Dyson Sphere. Dyson reasoned that a really advanced, space-faring civilization would require more and more energy and would begin building large solar power collectors to capture energy from their sun. Eventually they would block the entire star, capturing all of the energy being released. To an outside observer it would appear as a dark sphere radiating in the deep infrared.
Science fiction writers turned it into something else. They postulated a habitat that was a ball around a star. Gravity generators would pull everything outward, toward the stars. This would give three BILLION times the surface area of the Earth; plenty of room to house an over-populated star system.
Of course it would always been noon. And a solar storm would be a bit of a problem, killing large swaths of the sphere with radiation. And if the gravity generators went out all hell would break loose.
Writer Dan Alderson came up with a solution for that last; build it as a kind of giant tin can and rotate it for gravity. Of course, you would need about a dozen stars to power a super rocket to spin it up to speed...
Larry Niven's Ringworld was a variation on the Dyson Sphere, and he freely acknowledged the fact.
Known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering the English-born Dyson was
the recipient of multiple honors and medals, including the Max Planck medal and the Templeton Prize. He wrote several books on physics and science in general and philosophy of science. Read more here
Dyson was known for other things as well. He was a staunch opponent of catastrophic global warming theory, for instance, to the chagrine of many who try to claim "deniers" are anti-science or scientifically illiterate. Dyson could never be called scientifically illiterate, so they instead painted him as senile.
At any rate, he will be sorely missed. He was one of the brilliant minds of the 20th and 21st centuries.
February 28, 2020
Looks like guns save people after all.
Ninety five percent of active shooter situation is pretty good. Of course, most active shooters choose gun free zones.
In Missouri the state police can stop a driver pretty much anywhere and at any time without cause. They justify this by a legal loophole that allows "closely regulated industries" to be inspected by the police; they simply expanded the meaning of the term to include all trucks (including pickups) and most cars. A federal court has agreed with Missouri on this, too.
What is the point of having a fourth amendment? If unreasonable searches and seizures are banned, what does that mean? Does it only apply to a physical structure, a single family home? If it applies to a building why not a car? A car is basically a small moving building. By what right is that exempted from the amendment?
At any rate, I'm not the only person to think that, and the Supreme Court was considering taking the case.
From the Freedom Center of Missouri:
How do police know a car is used to carry "merchandise". And what exactly is merchandise anyway? A trip to the grocery store would constitute carrying merchandise.
Well, SCOTUS turned this case down, so the ruling by the 8th Circuit stands. So apparently it the fourth amendment does not apply in any material way to vehicles in any capacity.
If you aren't secure in a vehicle you aren't secure on foot. It's a small step. And from there they can whittle down your protections inside of buildings, starting with commercial buildings then moving to rental multi-family rental properties, then finally to single family homes. It's a slippery slope.
If the Supreme Court turned this down, what did they take? This is a clear case for clarification. But then, this Court isn't as conservative as everybody likes to claim.
It seems to me that if America was such a racist country you would not have to invent hate crimes.
Philadelphia Police Release Image of Suspect Wanted for Spray Painting Racial Slurs on Cecil B. Moore Mural
So, walls don't work?
Border chief: Wall cuts illegal crossings 80%
A 20-mile section of new border wall built near El Paso, Texas, cut illegal crossings by more than 80%, the governmentâ€™s top border official told Congress on Thursday.
Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, said the key is not just the border wall but the entire system being built, with roads and lighting and, in some cases, multiple layers of fencing.
He said thatâ€™s giving agents more time to get to spots where breakthroughs happen, and when they can respond, they can make arrests or force people to retreat back into Mexico.The Roman Emperor Hadrian built a wall between Roman-held territory in Britain and the barbaric Scotland to keep out marauding savages. He - and the Romans in general - was not a stupid man and he wouldn't waste money for something that did not work. There was plenty of precedent for this.
The Chinese built an enormous wall to keep barbarians out. it worked pretty well, too. Attila and his Hun horde tried to invade China but couldn't find a way around the wall, so they turned west and invaded Rome instead. Had Rome had a big wall from Siberia to the Black Sea perhaps the Huns wouldn't have invaded there, either.
If you think walls don't work try telling that to prisoners in any penitentiary and see what their response is. Or ask someone on a military base.
This argument is stupid beyond words.
Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, being the leader of the Democrat Party. Who can we blame for this? You can blame the Republicans and the conservatives. How? Because we have gotten to this place because our education system has become an open enemy of the United States. And THAT has happened because Republicans and conservatives abandoned the education field to the extreme left, and allowed the left to run rampant in education.
ADDENDUM: To add to this, communists and socialists openly and specifically targeted the field of education in order to undermine and destroy America. It was an open purpose. They didn't try to hide it at all. They said it clearly and openly. They started this campaign in the late 1800s. And throughout this more than 100-year campaign, the right utterly ignored it all and just sat back as the left continued to undermine the education of our children.
Exiled philosophy professor Daren Jonescu wrote a book entitled The Case Against Public Education" in which he analyzes the roots of all of this. It can be read online for free at his website.http://darenjonescu.com/category/the-case-against-public-education-read-online/ I would recommend it.
The Democrats claim to be the party that wants to count every vote. They fight tooth-and-nail against any sort of restriction on voting, be it purging old voter rolls of names long deceased or moved away, or making people register prior to an election, or even so much as having a police presence near a voter poll. They are forever accusing Republicans of trying to suppress voters. And they find all sorts of "missed" votes they demand be counted after deadlines.
So you would think a party as dedicated to the proposition of the sanctity of the will of the voters would want as many people in the race as possible, right?
You would be wrong if you think that.
It appears Democrats in Florida are trying to keep Bernie Sanders off the ballot in the primary.
From the Washington Times:
The lawsuit, which was filed this week in Leon County, argues that Mr. Sanders of Vermont is an independent and thus ineligible for the March 17 primary.
"Florida is a closed primary state, yet here we have someone who is an independent on the Democratic ballot,â€ Karen Gievers, attorney for the two plaintiffs, told Politico for a report filed Tuesday. "You canâ€™t be an independent and be a member of the party.â€Well, well, well.
Looks like their commitment to a big tent and every vote counting isn't as deep as they pretend. Winning is more important to them in the end.
I never would have guessed.
Marine Commandant Orders Removal of Confederate Flags from All Bases
This from Tim:
This is so, well, Muslim; erase history and impose your own. One of the first things the Muslims do when they take control of a country is to tear down memorials and statues and other symbols of the old order. Taking down symbols of the Confederacy is just another way of doing the very same thing. I wrote about this a while back.
See here and here.
Sun Tzu admonished his readers to seize that which the enemy holds dear. In political terms that would be the old cultural icons. The Progressives are stealing our culture bit by bit and substituting their culture of guilt and shame. It's their way to break us as Americans.
February 27, 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Voters in Florida, Michigan and Colorado are threatening to sue their states after an independent organization discovered that each has counties with unusually high voter registration rates --in some cases, they found more registered voters than actual people eligible to vote.
The data was compiled by the Honest Elections Project, a new nonprofit organization that blames the seemingly implausible statistics on a failure of states to properly update voter rolls to account for people moving, dying or being incarcerated.
The group examined publicly available registration records and compared it with citizen voting-age data from the U.S. Census Bureau, describing the figures as "suspiciously high."
"All three states have multiple counties where voter registration rates exceed 90 percent, in some cases they exceed 100 percent. In the last election in 2018, the nationwide registration rate according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 66.9 percent. That disparity is a clear sign these states arenâ€™t maintaining accurate voter rolls,â€ said Jason Snead, executive director of the Honest Elections Project. Snead was formerly a senior policy analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation.
Fox News reached out to each state's secretary of state's office, but none immediately responded.
Why, what a surprise!
The organization's findings revealed that 27 counties in Florida have voter registration rates above 90 percent, well above the national average, and seven counties with rates higher than 100 percent. Michigan had 18 counties above 90 percent and one above 100 percent, and Colorado had 19 above 90 percent and five above 100 percent, the group said.
I wonder what would happen had such a letter been received by Minnesota's SecState, Keith Ellison? It's been said that since he was elected, there's no chance of a fair election here.
In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton won Colorado by a relatively slim margin of 2.8 percent.President Trump won Florida by 1.3 percent, and Michigan by just 0.4 percent.
The observations led voters in each state to warn their respective secretaries of state that keeping ineligible voters on the rolls leaves the states vulnerable to improper activity during November's election. That warning came in the form of letters sent on their behalf from attorney William Consovoy, who has represented Trump in a number of matters.
The rest of this article, which I do commend to your attention, is here: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/group-threatens-lawsuits-over-suspiciously-high-voter-registration-rates-in-swing-states
Rush Limbaugh warned that the Coronavirus is being weaponized by the media and Democrats to beat up President Trump. Many have called him paranoid or idiotic for this claim, but is he?
I submit this for your consideration.
Former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is warning that the Coronavirus may throw the U.S. into a recession.
Yellen was current Fed Chair Jerome Powell's mentor.
From the article:
Bear in mind, whenever the Fed chair speaks investors listen. That is no doubt true of former Fed chairs.
I've been warning for some time about the dangers of the Federal Reserve engaging in some skullduggery to slow the economy just in time for the Presidential election so as to get Trump out. They may use this as a pretext for a slowing economy. Certainly Yellen is trying to talk the economy down here.
Watch for some serious monkey business in the next few months from the central bankers
This from Frank Lasee:
Very long. Lots of pictures of polar bears. Contrary to alarmists assertions (like so many other assertions) there are now more polar bears than ever!
the Global Warming Policy Foundation
That's why they have been wandering into settlements in Novaya Zemla and in Svaalbard. The Gang Green claims it is because they are starving, but the reality is it is because there are so many of them now and the food supply hasn't grown. Duh!
Gee, whoda seen THIS coming??? I remember not long ago an MP in Australia was quite outraged at the idea that perhaps Australia might take in some of these South African white farmers as refugees. He preferred that they "take their medicine" and die horribly because somehow they deserved it for apartheid. So often Liberals are evil people.
All the trendy Western liberals were in such a hurry to remove the whites from power in South Africa and install the ANC and there was no effort made to what would happen the day after. Like every decolonized country in Africa the results were predictable but the holier than thou liberals couldn't be bothered to consider them. Now we have a genocide on our hands and their answer is to brush it under the rug because it is bad advertising for their benevolent rule.
Sky Australia Exposes the Horrific Murder of White Farmers in South Africa
Isn't it strange how silent the Western media is about this genocide.
This was entirely predictable. There was a titanic effort to end white control of South Africa with no thought about how to protect anyone once their rule was ended. This is the same pattern followed by so many de-colonized African countries; you would think they would have learned. But winning the victory over the whites down there was all that mattered. Nobody made any plans for winning the peace.
If you need any more proof that "climate change" is not about protecting the environment read this.
The Gang Green is starting to show their hand...
"We need to tackle climate change every way that we can," said Berkeley City Councilwoman Kate Harrison, who led the effort.Of all fossil fuels natural gas is the cleanest and generates the smallest amount of carbon dioxide of any major fuel. But the Kooks at Berkeley are going to ban it anyway.
So instead the residents will use electric stoves powered by natural gas-generated electricity produced miles away at a big transmission loss. Brilliant.
No doubt people who use gas for cooking now will simply convert to propane and lug in tanks.
And what happens when another blackout occurs? They shut the power down during the California wildfires a few months back. So, not only will you not have lights but you won't be able to cook if you don't have propane, either. What then? Everyone will be out barbecuing and you'll have MORE wildfires! And of course you cook with charcoal, which will release a LOT of carbon dioxide, far more than natural gas.
The sole purpose of this is to drive people to use wind and solar, particularly solar. They want everyone to have to invest in solar panels for their rooftops.
And have blackouts when they have a couple of days of rain.
This accomplishes nothing, and I suspect the city council of Berkeley knows it. It is a symbolic gesture designed to make people a part of the crime. That's how you secure obedience in an unsavory project, by getting people to take a symbolic act, thus wedding them to the cause.
So many things in the modern age are intended to serve that purpose; separating your trash, for instance. That could be done just as easily by the trash company at the end and would be if it had any financial benefit. But they don't want that; they want YOU to do it, as a sacrament. It's why they want co-ed bathrooms. It's why they want us to publicly affirm that there are multiple sexes.It's why they push for as many abortions as they can get.
They need to make us complicit. Once we have done these things and agreed to them we can't turn away.
It's clear that is the idea here. They want everyone to feel like they are part of the crusade.
Trump Campaign Sues â€˜New York Timesâ€™ For Libel Over Fake News Russia Reports
A word from Tim:
They will almost certainly lose, IMHO. But this is what the Left does, sues even when they know they will lose to harass the opposition and tie up their time and resources. I'm glad to see Trump doing this.
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