August 31, 2021

The Blood On Biden's Hands

Warner Todd Huston

-COVID policies send more teens to suicide than ever
-Border Deaths soar to all time high as millions flock to US illegally over Biden's open door policy
-Drug deaths soar as Biden's border policy clears way for easier smuggling of illegal dugs
-Largest number of U.S. service members killed at one time in decades
-Millions of Afghan girls now in mortal danger thanks to Biden's Afghan bugout
-Gays in Afghanistan begin to be killed by Taliban
-Afghan woman returned to second class citizenship status and are being killed indiscriminately by Taliban
And this is only seven months, people!!

Tim adds:

Biden also repealed the Hyde Amendment, a long-standing rule that said the U.S. government could not fund abortions or those who promote abortions overseas. So the blood of innocents is on Biden's hands as well. This in violation of the teachings of the Catholic Church that he makes such an issue about being a member.

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Seventh Century Barbarism Meets Latest Military Technology

James Doogue

So much for the Taliban not being able to fly the Black Hawk helicopters. So much for the Taliban 2.0 being different.

Someone is Seen Hanging from a Blackhawk Helicopter Flown by the Taliban, and People Wonder Why

Note the article states at the end:

'It is unclear whether the Taliban are playing around with the acquired helicopter or actually dangling an executed person. Either way, it is not something to be proud of.'

On the video the person does not appear to be alive, and they have their arms tied. They aren't simply transporting a body, they are displaying the body.

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Acceptable Casualties

This from John Lees:

A serious scientific appraisal of the evidence for Covid. Published 9th August 21, with a focus on the situation in Spain and on the situation for children.
Less than 0.01% case fatality rate for children, stated here.
So low, that it leads me to ask, how do we know that the vaccine related mortality rate will be lower than 0.01% for this group?
i.e. isn't it highly likely that vaccinating children will result in more deaths than would have possibly been caused by the virus?
I'm asking in all seriousness. How do we know?
Full paper here:

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Poor Data for Covid Approval

Timothy Birdnow

Here is an interesting article about the poor data used to approve the Covid shot, and how the vaccine fails to meet some basic standards - like a lasting immunity.

From the article:

Until new clinical trials demonstrate that boosters increase efficacy above 50%, without increasing serious adverse events, it is unclear whether the 2-dose series would even meet the FDA’s approval standard at six or nine months.

The "six month” preprint based on the 7% of trial participants who remained blinded at six months

The final efficacy timepoint reported in Pfizer’s preprint is "from four months to the data cut-off.” The confidence interval here is wider than earlier time points because only half of trial participants (53%) made it to the four month mark, and mean follow-up is around 4.4 months (see footnote).

This all happened because starting last December, Pfizer allowed all trial participants to be formally unblinded, and placebo recipients to get vaccinated. By 13 March 2021 (data cut-off), 93% of trial participants (41,128 of 44,060; Fig 1) were unblinded, officially entering "open-label followup.” (Ditto for Moderna: by mid April, 98% of placebo recipients had been vaccinated.)

Despite the reference to "six month safety and efficacy” in the preprint’s title, the paper only reports on vaccine efficacy "up to six months,” but not from six months. This is not semantics, as it turns out only 7% of trial participants actually reached six months of blinded follow-up ("8% of BNT162b2 recipients and 6% of placebo recipients had ≥6 months follow-up post-dose 2.”) So despite this preprint appearing a year after the trial began, it provides no data on vaccine efficacy past six months, which is the period Israel says vaccine efficacy has dropped to 39%.

It is hard to imagine that the <10% of trial participants who remained blinded at six months (which presumably further dwindled after 13 March 2021) could constitute a reliable or valid sample to produce further findings. And the preprint does not report any demographic comparisons to justify future analyses.

Severe disease

With the US awash in news about rising cases of the Delta variant, including among the "fully vaccinated,” the vaccine’s efficacy profile is in question. But some medical commentators are delivering an upbeat message. Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who is on Pfizer’s board, said: "Remember, the original premise behind these vaccines were [sic] that they would substantially reduce the risk of death and severe disease and hospitalization. And that was the data that came out of the initial clinical trials.”

Yet, the trials were not designed to study severe disease. In the data that supported Pfizer’s EUA, the company itselfcharacterized the "severe covid-19” endpoint results as "preliminary evidence.” Hospital admission numbers were not reported, and zero covid-19 deaths occurred.

In the preprint, high efficacy against "severe covid-19” is reported based on all follow-up time (one event in the vaccinated group vs 30 in placebo), but the number of hospital admissions is not reported so we don’t know which, if any, of these patients were ill enough to require hospital treatment. (In Moderna’s trial, data last year showed that 21 of 30 "severe covid-19” cases were not admitted to hospital; Table S14).

And on preventing death from covid-19, there are too few data to draw conclusions—a total of three covid-19 related deaths (one on vaccine, two on placebo). There were 29 total deaths during blinded follow-up (15 in the vaccine arm; 14 in placebo).

The crucial question, however, is whether the waning efficacy seen in the primary endpoint data also applies to the vaccine’s efficacy against severe disease.

Read the whole thing; it's worth your time.

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August 30, 2021

Glenn Beck Rescues Americans from Afghanistan

Timothy Birdnow

Conservative radio talk show host Glenn Beck raised $22 million dollars to fly Christians and others trapped in Afghanistan home.

His biggest obstacle? The U.S. State Department.

God bless Mr. Beck for this. This is how Americans should behave - and how we used to before we became wholly dependent on the government.

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The Afghan Killing Fields

Fay Voshell

My American Thinker article on what will probably become the killing fields of Afghanistan. The signs are not encouraging.

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The Largest Weapons Deal in History

Selwyn Duke

This administration should be tried for treason. The Taliban now has the fourth largest helicopter fleet in the world, behind only the US, China and Russia.

Leftists are pure and utter scum.

The administration of Democrat Joe Bidden created one of the top military forces in the world, almost overnight, by gifting a massive number of weapons to the brutal Taliban, who are rumored to be giving some of their war booty to at least one other country – the Chinese Communist Party.

"Taliban terrorists now have the fourth largest military helicopter fleet in the world — behind only the U.S., Russia and China,” one political commentator posted on Twitter.

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Seizing Property

From Judson Phillips

Coming to the US sooner rather than later.
(and you think housing is bad now, just wait)

"My Flat is Now a Commodity" Berlin to Vote on Seizing Rental Property

Tim adds:

They have always hated private domiciles. Seize them and force everyone into mass collectives. That's qualitatively no different than a farmer penning his livestock. That's what they think of people.

This is the start. Take it away from Landlords, and eventually come for private owners/residents.

It was in the Communist Manifesto. Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.

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Arguing with Idiots Afghanistan Run Away Edition

Timothy Birdnow

On Facebook David Nabhan observes:

Look what the senile hair-sniffer has wrought. Imagine what that bumbling, old creep will manage in the next three years; he fell asleep yesterday in a one-on-one meeting with the Israeli prime minister. Just him and the PM, seated one across from the other, and the old satyr couldn't maintain the facade in front of the entire shocked world. "Not my president!" thumb-suckers got "their" nation-killing demented buffoon president--and civilization is going to pay for it.

I reply:

Well, it's far better for America and the world that Biden be asleep. He is at his safest at that point. Any action he takes while awake weakens the nation.

A Biden defender named John Wait says:

Are you forgetting his senile predessor who surrendered to the Taliban and promised to be out 4 months ago? An even faster withdrawal?

I retort:

Well let's see; Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline unilaterally. He canceled the deal Trump made with Mexico to keep asylum seekers south of the border unilaterally. He has restored the Iran deal unilaterally.He
canceled all contracts for drilling on public land unilaterally. He unilaterally overturned Trump's ban on some travel from Muslim countries. He unilaterally put us back in the Paris Accord. He overturned Trump's policy of not counting illegal aliens on the census. He overturned Trump's policy of allowing Liberians to be deported. He halted the construction of the border wall. He repealed the ban on transvestites in the military. He revoked a decades-long "Mexico City Policy" banning U.S. funding of abortions overseas. But he couldn't change the withdrawl policy? Really? He had to just everything fall to shit because, well, Trump had made a deal! Ri-ight.

Oh, and the deal was always conditioned based for Trump's withdrawl plan. Biden withdrew us with zero concerns for what was happening on the ground. And he bungled it so spectatcularly - he evactuated baghram Airbase BEFORE trying to get our people out for crying out loud! That is criminal stupidity, criminal neglect. And Biden was warned by the State Department this would happen and he stubbornly went ahead with it too. And planned it for September 11 so the Taliban could have photo ops of their waiving their guns over the ruins of our embassy in triumph. It was beyond incompetence.

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Student Loan Forgiveness - Another Gift to the Rich

From Lance Sjogren:

Student loan forgiveness:

University of Chicago economists concluded in an April study that a full cancellation of student loan debt would entail $192 billion in forgiven debt for the top quintile of income earners, while those in the bottom quintile would receive just $29 billion.

A program sought by the political party of the privileged to benefit the privileged.

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Why CO2 Global Warming is Wrong

Timothy Birdnow

This comes from Tomer D. Tamarkin. It's very technical, but worth reading if you want to understand why the current theory on carbon dioxide driving climate change is just wrong:

Henry’s Law controls atmospheric CO2 concentration, not humans

In physical chemistry, Henry’s Law is one of the gas laws. It defines the solubility of a gas within a liquid which is in contact with the gas. It was formulated in the early 19th century by the English chemist William Henry who described the results of his experiments. In the 21st century, Henry’s Law is the foundation science for multi-billion per year industries, for example the multi-billion dollar per year scientific instruments business of gas chromatography. Henry’s Law also explains why the theory of human-caused global warming /climate change is not even plausible science and should be shunned by knowledgeable people.

Henry’s Law is specifically limited to a phase state equilibrium reaction of a gas and that same gas which is in contact with a liquid solvent, for example CO2 gas in the atmosphere which is in contact with ocean water. Henry’s law only applies to low concentrations of a gas in the mixed gas phase and in the liquid phase. Henry’s Law does not apply to the series of carbonate chemistry reactions occurring in ocean water after the CO2 gas reacts with water and hydrates and disassociates into ions. CO2 gas in atmosphere and in ocean surface satisfies these conditions.

Henry’s Law is dominantly dependent on the temperature at the interface of the gas with the liquid. Rearranging Henry’s Law as d(ln(kH))/d(1/T) defines the temperature dependence parameter in Henry’s Law partition co-efficient, where kH is the Henry’s Law constant and T is temperature in Kelvin. Henry’s Law is explained on the website of the U.S. National Institutes of Standards and Technology.

"The chemistry of carbon dioxide is quite complex, but it boils down to reactions as in Eq. (I). In the first step, CO2 of the atmosphere dissolves into the ocean CO2(g)⇌CO2(aq). (I)
In water the CO2 molecules combine with water molecules to form H2CO3 , and this reaction can be written as CO2(aq)+H2O(l )⇌H2CO3(aq). (II)
Here the ratio of the two concentrations of Eq. (I) is given by Henry’s Constant, that depends on the temperature (see Table 6-7 of Lide and Frederikse (1974)), 𝐾h(𝑇)= [CO2(g)] / [CO2(aq)]. (3)” (Stallinga, P. (2018). Carbon Dioxide and Ocean Acidification. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 14(18), 476. )

Since the concentration of net global CO2 gas concentration is routinely measured, then Henry’s Law can be used to calculate the concentration of aqueous CO2 gas in ocean surface water.
If net global CO2 concentration in air is 400 ppmv, then, per Henry’s Law KH, at STP, 400 x 10-6 atm. [CO2] = P/KH = 4.00 x 10-4 atm/29.41 atm M-1 = 1.36 x 10-5 M (moles of aqueous CO2 gas per liter of surface ocean water.)

Theoretically, this concentration of aqueous CO2 gas then can be used to roughly calculate the concentration of the carbonates in the series of acid-base reactions in ocean water which occur subsequent to the Henry’s Law phase-state equilibrium reaction, but there are many different equilibrium constants and ocean and atmosphere are very dynamic.

It is incorrect to use average global temperature in Henry’s law calculations, unless that temperature average is weighted by surface area of ocean at a given temperature. However I have not found that information in the scientific literature. Use of global average temperature results in unexplained errors in CO2 concentration. For example, global average ocean temperature is about 17 C, which in the Henry’s coefficient would define ocean as absorbing CO2, which leads to the question: how could global average CO2 concentration be increasing? But the average temperature of the tropical ocean surface is above 26 C year round, which implies tropical ocean surface is emitting CO2 gas year round. The Henry’s Law constant for CO2 and ocean surface water is different at 17 C and 26 C. The Henry’s constant is not constant for different temperatures, which means the ratio of CO2 gas in air versus CO2 gas in ocean water is different at different temperatures. Thus Henry’s Law constants in chemistry text books vary by temperature. A few examples of common errors in the climatology literature are provided below.

One example is in the following graph, the carefully measured net global CO2 concentration trend (measured at Mauna Loa) versus the RSS satellite-measured global mean surface temperature. The two trends are diverging which by itself immediately falsifies anthropogenic global warming theory. Temperature, density, solubility, pH, specific volume, specific entropy, thermal conductivity, thermal expansion, compressibility are intensive properties in thermodynamics; an intensive property depends only on the type of matter and not on the amount of matter and may vary from place to place within the system at any moment. The average temperature of the earth and the average temperature of earth’s troposphere provide no useful information regarding CO2 flux nor CO2 concentration change nor Henry’s Law and result in errors in calculating CO2 concentration and flux. For example, using Henry’s Law and average ocean temperature of 17 C results in an average global CO2 concentration of about 312 ppmv, which is obviously a large error based on Mauna-Loa-observed net global average CO2 concentration of about 417 ppmv.

Read more and view data, graphs, & images at:

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A Tale of Joes

Fay Voshell

The news Biden has gone to Dover to "pay his respects" to the soldiers who fell in Afghanistan reminds me of Joseph Stalin paying his respects at Sergei Kirov's funeral. He even gave the oration.

Biden receives bodies of 11 of 13 service members killed in Kabul airport attack

I'm thinking this is Shakespearean tragedy played out globally. I sense geopolitical tectonic plates shifting in ways that are unimaginable. Just one: Our ally Great Britain's parliament unanimously condemned Biden and Johnson. The alliances that have held for decades are being shattered as it is increasingly revealed Western leaders' commitments to their own countries are compromised or in fact are wholly elsewhere.

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Much More Likely to Die if You've Been Vaccinated in britain

Timothy Birdnow

Two out of three deaths in Britain from Covid Delta are among the vaccinated.

Let that number sink in; it's astonishing.

To be specific:

From the 1st of February to the 2nd of August, the UK recorded 742 Delta deaths (yes, the dreaded Delta has not taken that much life).

Out of the 742 deaths, 402 were fully vaccinated. 79 had received one shot. Only 253 were unvaccinated.

The report is here.

Again, 402 deaths out of 47 008 cases in vaccinated; 253 deaths out of 151 054 cases in unvaccinated. If you get covid having been vaccinated, according to this data, you are much more likely to die than if you were not vaccinated!

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How can the degree of illness be the same with that rate of successful vaccination?

Bill H.

The San Diego paper (behind a paywall) printed an article about how the number of "cases" and, more importantly, hospitalizations has increased this month to numbers not seen since last January.

This despite the fact that last January the vaccine was not yet available, and as of now 85% of people in the county have had at least one dose and 75% are "fully vaccinated.”

Those numbers need explaining. How can the degree of illness be the same with that rate of successful vaccination? If the vaccine is working that poorly, why the mad rush to get everyone vaccinated?

Interestingly, they no longer say that "100% of those who fall ill are unvaccinated” as they were saying a month or so ago. They are now saying that "an unvaccinated person is five times more likely to become ill.”

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August 29, 2021

The New PC CDC

Timothy Birdnow

This is the kind of monism employed by the Left; mix everything up, have no organizational structure but have every hand in everything. Create a dizzying labrynth of bureaucratic tentacles to smother opposition. And subvert or poison every institution to get all ships sailing the same direction.

They come at you from all angles and make it impossible to defend yourself

It's why Obama changed NASA's mission to Muslim outreach, for example, or why the FBI was investigating Donald Trump's campaign.

CDC's 'inclusive' language guide discourages saying 'alcoholic,' 'smoker,' 'uninsured,' 'elderly'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a guide to "inclusive language" in order to promote "health equity" and "inclusive communication."

"Language in communication products should reflect and speak to the needs of people in the audience of focus.," the CDC guide reads.

The guide has multiple sections with suggestions for more inclusive language, including a section dedicated to "Corrections & Detentions" that suggests replacing terms such as "Inmate," "Prisoner," "Convict/ex-convict," and "Criminal" with terms such as "People/persons," "Persons in pre-trial or with charge," "Persons on parole or probation," or "People in immigration detention facilities."

If we had a real pandemic would the CDC have this much time to waste?

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The Replacement

Cornelius Carroll observes:

The philosophy that has killed the United States and the western world. This was not the philosophy of the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers. This is the Leftists, Libertarian, Secular Humanist dogma that was pushed through society in the 1960s. "While ethics and value choices are critical in the culture, it is not a legitimate function of government to direct the ethics and value choices of individuals." All three of these groups use government to indoctrinate children and adults in their philosophical belief systems. There is no such this as "value neutral". It's only a matter of whose values are taught and legally enforced.

Tim adds:

We replaced the dominant Judeo-Christian ethics with a post-modern relativism and one purposed to contradict Western values and little more. We created an Anti-West and are surprised everything is falling asunder. Well duh!

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Depression was the Fed's Fault

"It is ironic that the Great Depression was produced by government but was blamed on the private enterprise system. The Federal Reserve System explained in its 1933 annual report how much worse things would have been if the Federal Reserve had not behaved so well, yet the Federal Reserve was the chief culprit in making the depression as deep as it was. So the government produced the depression, the private enterprise system got blamed for it, and there was a tremendous change in attitudes.”

- Milton Friedman, Why Government Is the Problem.

Tim adds:

So true. The Fed had systematically pumped up the nation's economy in the 20's by increasing the money supply. They were giving the country inflation, just as the Populists had demanded. But then they pulled the rug out, contracting the money supply sharply. That led to the Great Depression. And instead of just leaving the economy to heal they kept fiddling with interest rates, and that stopped investment. It wa mostly their fault.

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The Vaccine of Death

This from Julio Adrian Del Valley

63% of Floridians have been vaccinated.
57% of US population has been vaccinated.
It stands to reason that we should have less than half of the cases we had prior to the vaccine being available.
There is something we are not being told! That’s no conspiracy theory. Just common sense.
Less smokers= less lung cancers.
Less unprotected sex=less STD cases.


Tim adds:

Doesn't surprise me Julio; they targeted Florida with a lot of the "refugees" from the border and they are probably bringing it in. It does make one question the efficacy of the vaccine, for certain! And most of those dying in Britain from Covid have been vaccinated. This is the oddest drug ever pushed on people; it doesn't stop you from getting it, it doesn't stop you from being infectious, it doesn't allow you to not wear a mask, and those states with high vaccination rates are doing more poorly than those less vaccinated. I would point out there is something called antibody Dependent Enhancement which has always been a huge problem with mRNA vaccines. It causes the body to become MORE susceptible to the disease as the antibodies wear off.

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Polio and Covid

From John Lees

Here's something remarkable that I just found out about:

Prior to the 20th century polio was not a problem disease because exposure of the whole population to the disease meant that people developed natural immunity in childhood:

Tim adds:

Polio was around but people lived with it. It's unclear what changed when it suddenly became epidemic, but it has been theorized that people lost their natural immunity as a result of cleaner water; there was always some polio in drinking water but improvements in water hygiene eliminated it and with it eliminated natural immunity.

I would add there never was any thought of government locking the country down at the time. 

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A Win for Pipelines

Timothy Birdnow

Joe Biden may have killed the Keystone XL pipeline project, but he can't kill them all.

The Enbridge Line 3 Project has survived a legal challenge in Minnesota, clearing the path for the pipeline to be run into the U.S. from Canada.

It takes at least seven years for a pipeline to get approval from the time of initial filing. Most pipelines have been killed by legal challenges.

So this is a victory of sorts, but Biden may still well take action to stop this.

This is a replacement line. The old line could move 390 barrels per day (BPD) while the new line is expected to move 760,000 bpd.

Western Canadian oil production is expected to overrun existing pipelines by the end of this year.

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