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Month: May 2020

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Right to Bear Arms, Individual Rights, Public Health Hysteria and the Police State

Here is a question about the Second Amendment, which protects our right to bear arms, a right the Supreme Court recently reaffirmed as an individual’s right, particularly associated with one’s right to defend oneself from the aggression of others. However, the court specifically referred to the right existing within “one’s home.”

My question is this: If there are laws that forcibly disarm a citizen while outside of one’s home, such as while walking in public areas, and that citizen is attacked by some assailant and killed because of being disarmed by the state and thus unable to defend himself, the officials who engaged in that legal disarming, such as the legislators and the mayor or governor who signed it into law, can’t be charged with “aiding and abetting” or being “accessories” because of lack of “intent,” but can they be charged with “involuntary manslaughter?”

Didn’t the Founders create our Constitution and the Bill of Rights with the intention of protecting the individual from the state?

What would the American Founders have done if there were a “Royal Gun Control” policy? Would the Revolution have been possible?

Here is Will Grigg on some issues with local police in Support Your Local Sadist.

In Massachusetts, a bill passed both houses of the legislature in response to H1N1 Flu pandemic hysteria, that will give “authorities” the power to, without warrant, forcibly enter private homes of people suspected of having that illness, and either force vaccinations or “quarantine” them if they refuse, or they would face heavy fines and/or imprisonment. I don’t know if Gov. Patrick has signed it or intends to. It depends on how pro- or anti-civil liberties he is.

It is interesting how people on the left and Democrats were in the past very pro-civil liberties and individual rights. I think that’s changed.

And, with any further government or Federal government control over the entire health and medical care system, the police state mentality and hysteria might very well increase.

More News and Commentary

James Bovard: Memorial Day: remembering the political lies that spurred mass killing.

Jim Davies: The bogus plague of 2020.

Brian Shilhavy, Jon Rappoport: Pharmaceutical industry is the largest offender of criminal fraud based on settlements and judgments for the False Claims Act.

MassPrivateI: Big Tech is turning hospitals into real-time surveillance centers.

Bill Wirtz: The chilling return of “Papers Please”

Mike Maharrey: Coronavirus is just the latest excuse to expand the surveillance state.

Zero Hedge: WA governor to residents: COVID-test-deniers will not be allowed to leave home to get groceries.

Becky Akers asks, Is Chicago in the U.S. or the USSR?

Neenah Payne: “Social distancing”: attack on the First Amendment!

The Last Refuge: Tyranny is real — Pennsylvania governor threatens to destroy disobedient businesses.

Daisy Luther asks, What will schools look like after COVID? Prison camps.

Jacob Hornberger: Businesses, employees, and the coronavirus crisis.

John Solomon: Adam Schiff may be the biggest loser of Russia probe declassification.

Ray McGovern: New House documents sow further doubt that Russia hacked the DNC.

The Hill: List of Obama officials who sought to “unmask” Mike Flynn.

Joe Lauria: Biden should be named in criminal probe in Ukraine, Ukrainian judge rules.

David Stockman: Wake up, Donald! Your malpracticing doctors are the real killers.

Laurence Vance: Government tyranny should come as no surprise.

Sam Jacobs: Bubble-wrapped Americans: how the U.S. became obsessed with physical and emotional safety.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Vaccine trial catastrophe: Moderna vaccine has 20% “serious” injury rate in high dose group.

And Jack Cashill: Seth Rich refuses to stay buried.

More News and Commentary

I’m still going through a lot of articles I have bookmarked. There are many to get through so I am a little backed up here. But here are some more.

Brandon Smith: The conman elites that want to “save us” from the coronavirus.

Tim Leonard: Guccifer 2.0’s hidden agenda.

Children’s Health Defense Team: Inflammatory syndrome affecting children: Kawasaki Disease, COVID-19 … or something else?

Wendy McElroy: New York Times hurts survivors with falsehoods about domestic violence.

Jacob Hornberger has three reminders from the Bill of Rights, and says the early Americans would have rejected the U.S. government.

Barbara Boland: IG fired days after inquiring about Pompeo’s “donor dinners.”

Raul Diego: Massachusetts contact tracing program handed to Clinton-linked NGO with questionable past.

Glenn Greenwald: The CIA’s murderous practices, disinformation campaigns, and interference in other countries still shape the world order of U.S. politics.

Ryan McMaken: Do lockdowns work? Mounting evidence says no.

Gary Barnett: The coronavirus “dark winter” psy-op: question everything.

And Derrick Broze: This is why you can’t trust the fact checkers.

News and Commentary

I’m a little behind in getting these links on here, and there are still some earlier articles I have bookmarked that I have to go through. But here are some important articles now.

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: Coronavirus – Testing: What are we doing? What does it mean?

CJ Hopkins: Brave New Normal.

Ron Paul: Listening to the coronavirus “experts” has led to death and despair.

Jennifer Giustra-Kozek: Masks: Are there benefits or just a comfort prop? Let the facts speak.

Dr. Joseph Mercola: “Plandemic” documentary.

Brian Shilhavy: Vaxxed film reveals deaths and injuries caused by vaccines by interviewing the victims — Gardasil vaccine the worst?

Jeff Tucker: The 2006 origins of the lockdown idea.

John Lott and Timothy Craig Allen: The U.S. is dramatically overcounting coronavirus deaths.

Daniel Larison: It took COVID to expose the fraud of “American Exceptionalism.”

Washington Examiner: California doctors say they’ve seen more deaths from suicide than coronavirus since lockdowns. (probably because many people have been overloading on horrible suicide-causing antidepressants!)

Jacob Hornberger: How about permanently closing public schools?

James Bovard asks, Will the political class be held liable for what they’ve done?

Thomas DiLorenzo: The nursing home scam.

Bill Sardi: Possible prolonged lockdown by misclassifying tuberculosis deaths for COVID-19.

Whitney Webb and Raul Diego: A powerful network of political operatives, a global vaccine mafia, and their man in Washington.

Max Blumenthal: “The American friends”: New court files expose Sheldon Adelson’s security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange.

Jonathan Turley: The new ACLU: the once premier protector of due process has filed a lawsuit opposing due process protections.

Richard Ebeling: There will be no recovery without production.

Laurence Vance: Get rid of government licensing.

Caitlin Johnstone: Narrative managers argue China-like Internet surveillance is needed.

Coleen Rowley: Ghost of J. Edgar Hoover haunts Flynn investigation.

Reese Erlich: Michael Flynn’s forgotten Turkish connection.

And Glenn Greenwald: New Flynn prosecution documents reveal corruption in Russiagate investigations.

Ron Paul: 600 Doctors Warn Trump: Lockdown May Be More Deadly Than Coronavirus!

Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss the many doctors warning Trump that the lockdown may be more deadly than coronavirus.

From their YouTube page:

Hundreds of doctors have sent a letter to President Trump warning that the nationwide lockdown is killing thousands of Americans. It may end up more deadly even than the coronavirus it is intended to defeat. Doctors understand that you don’t kill the patient to save the patient. Also, homeschool moms in Lake Jackson, TX, defy officials and take their kids to the park. City workers call the cops – but in a twist, the moms know their Constitution and end up schooling both the cops and city officials.

Ron Paul: Corona Masks – Infection Prevention…Or Submission-Signaling?

Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss the masks, those dreaded possibly harmful face masks that several fascist politicians have ordered the sheeple to wear.

On their YouTube page:

Ironically, as coronavirus deaths continue to decline in the US and as more states are “opening up,” there appears to be an increase in mask wearing. Are the face masks going to prevent the spread of the virus? Will they protect people from the virus? Or may they actually cause harm to some people? Or…even: are they a new form of “virtue signaling,” a show of submission to the “authorities”? Plenty of prominent MDs – including Fauci not long ago – have condemned the mass masking of America. Are they right?

The COVID “Social Justice” Psy-Op Continues

Now first of all, much of what we have been hearing from mainstream news media on COVID is propaganda. It’s mostly fear-mongering and shilling for Big Pharma. So the best thing to do is to stop watching TV.

On talk radio, which is supposedly an alternative to government-media propaganda, there are also sheeple and spokespeople for the government. For instance, Sean Hannity seems to be going along with the official narrative, the mask mandates and social distancing, and his at least implying that COVID is more serious than a flu or cold. Hannnity praises the corrupt and dishonest Dr. Fauci as well. And Glenn Beck is not as bad as Hannity, but he’s close. Bill O’Reilly frequently appears on their radio shows and he and Beck and Hannity, especially Hannity, have been discussing the COVID and societal shut-down in the context of the official narrative, like they either believe it all or they are just dishonest propagandists, or both. (I think that Hannity besides being gullible and ignorant is also probably a shill for the pharmaceutical companies, who sponsor a lot of Fox Snooze shows.)

However, on talk radio Rush Limbaugh and Howie Carr have been much more common sense and challenging of the official narrative. By the way, Limbaugh had said earlier this year that he was hospitalized with the flu (not related to his lung cancer diagnosis). Hmmm, I wonder if that “flu” was really COVID-19? Has he been tested for the COVID antibodies?

So anyway, here’s a common utterance by the bamboozled sheeple: “If I get coronavirus COVID-19, I’m going to die.” Sadly, a lot of people think that, as though the death rate is like Ebola which has a 90% death rate, even though COVID-19 has a death rate or infection fatality rate of .1%. No, not 1%, but .1%. That’s one-tenth of 1%.

But because of daily propaganda, “COVID = Ebola.” (Therefore, PANIC!!!!)

And then we have the lies about “COVID deaths.” The CDC changed its guidelines (.pdf, CDC link) to say in essence that if someone died of heart disease, kidney failure or other illnesses, then officials are putting “COVID” or “Coronavirus” on death certificates not only if the patient happened to test positive for coronavirus, but also if the patient was never even tested.

As I posted previously, Project Veritas had a video of funeral directors in New York claiming that they are putting “COVID” on all the death certificates regardless of facts. Just today, in fact, I happened to hear a talk radio show and a caller said his parent died of dementia last week, and they received the death certificate which said “coronavirus” as the cause of death, even though the deceased parent had “tested negative” for the virus.

And in Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Half-Baker keeps talking about decisions on whether to “reopen” the state based on the “science” and the “data.” He’s FOS. That state has been following the CDC guidelines to make things up, saying that an “infection” is someone who is “likely” infected with the coronavirus even without “laboratory confirmation,” i.e. making it up.

So the official death toll now in the U.S. is not 89,000, it’s much less than that. They are lying and cheating, these government bureaucrats. And then there is the Medicare fraud aspect, in which the federal government is bribing hospitals to put “COVID” as cause of death and for each “COVID” death the hospital receives more money. It is a virtual pandemic, as Jon Rappoport would put it.

But people continue to panic and hide, and continue with the paranoia. Yet, with the infection rate being so widespread now according to Stanford University and University of Miami, most of the people who have the virus will have no symptoms at all or just mild, flu or cold symptoms. A tiny percentage will have to be hospitalized.

So there’s no POINT to testing everyone or vaccinating everyone, especially given the flawed and inaccurate testing, the false positives and false negatives, and there’s no point to doing “contact tracing,” except to invade people’s privacy. There’s no point to rushing an untested and unsafe vaccine to market or worse mandating it on people. And there’s no point to taking everyone’s temperature before entering a business or concert event or sporting event. All of that is actually absurd now.

How many people have been terrorized by the fear-mongering propaganda and panic-incitement that when they have a little cough or cold symptoms they are convinced they have COVID-19 (and will 100% DIE!) so they rush to the hospital unnecessarily?

And then there are the ventilators, which Jon Rappoport has referred to (that I have linked to before) with the list of lung damage issues that the ventilators could cause. Those problems include oxygen toxicity, as well as bacteria from the ventilator causing pneumonia, and blood clotting, too. (Haven’t we been hearing lately about “COVID” patients having blood clots? As though the COVID is causing the blood clots? How many of those blood clot sufferers were put on the ventilator?)

How many people were put on ventilators who then died because the ventilators killed them and not the coronavirus? Have you even heard about any of those things? Probably not (if you only get your news from TV, that is).

And what about this “flattening the curve” crap? The hospitals have not been overrun by sick COVID victims, many hospitals have been less-than capacity, because, in the end, the numbers of COVID victims have been exaggerated, and especially because a lot of heart attack victims, stroke victims and other people with emergencies have been staying home (and dying that way) out of fear of getting COVID-19 from the hospital, a fear which is unfounded because most COVID-19 patients survive and have mainly mild symptoms.

The politicians and their spokespeople in the “news” media continue to refer to the crashed economy, the higher unemployment rate, and food shortages as “caused by the virus” or by the “pandemic,” which is all a further lie. All those things were caused by fascist governors ordering businesses shut down, which caused the job losses and bankruptcies. And making people have to stay home and not go out.

So what the criminal governors have done is not only the aforementioned, but also all the extra stress they have caused millions of people, and all the added illnesses, strokes and heart attacks, the depression and suicides. No, the “pandemic” didn’t cause all those things, and “coronavirus” didn’t cause all those things, you lying apparatchiks in the media!

Whether or not this has all been planned and on purpose, it does create a large opening for communists including AOC, Elizabeth Warren Liawatha, the Obamas and Clintons, Bernie Sanders et al., who want the government to run all the industries in society. And they are exploiting this manufactured crisis as much as possible. Their “stimulus” packages — which the idiot Trump has been supporting and signing on to, by the way — are incentivizing people to not be productive, a basic principle of communist societies.

In their crazed, brainwashed belief in government authority and government management, despite all empirical evidence proving otherwise, they really believe that government can run everything (or anything).

There are also those who have been wanting to kill the economy, kill productivity and jobs, and out of envy and resentment of Donald Trump’s “successes,” which were achieved via tax cuts and deregulation mostly. The apparatchik governors — especially Andrew Cuomo and Charlie Half-Baker, in my view — hate Trump so much they don’t care how much destruction they cause as long as the economy is bad by election time and Trump would more likely lose the election. (Sean Hannity and those other radio sheeple are the apparatchiks’ unwitting enablers, by the way.)

So this whole thing is a part of a “social justice” i.e. social control, social engineering agenda. (Now, if you think that or anything I’ve mentioned so far is “conspiratorial,” then you have been watching too much TV, and you need to turn it off!)

Getting millions of slaves to wear a mask that may be harmful to their lungs and brains, making people be “6 feet apart!” Making grocery stores or other businesses put tapes on the floor “6 feet!” apart and/or only allow curbside pickup, and all for NO GOOD REASON! Making people be paranoid, afraid to get near someone else, turning people into social-distance stasi robots. It’s all CRAZY!

And saying that liquor stores are “essential” while churches and other businesses are “non-essential.” (Well, they are right, however, to say that government schools are non-essential and must be closed, and in fact should be abolished outright!)

And speaking of the upcoming Presidential election, look at all the cheating that one particular side wants to do. Especially with mail-in voting, i.e. ballot harvesting and ballot stuffing. All the little cheating devices. And “Rank Choice” voting to intentionally confuse the voters. They lust for POWER!

So we have the brainwashed “social justice”/climate crusade zombies who are True Believers in their government control agenda mixed in with the power-lusting power-grabbers who just love government power and control over others and who crave the power to impose their social engineering fantasies on others and who will stop at nothing to get that centralized power and control.

And then there’s the freedom of speech issue. Besides the biased propaganda and self-censorship practiced by the moonstream media, the brainwashed zombies are imposing censorship via YouTube, Google, Facebook and Twitter of alternative and skeptical views (i.e. non-climate change crusade, non-SJW, non-government worship, etc.) so that the masses are not exposed to the facts, ideas, history and economics that inform one to actually reject the irrational (i.e. climate change crusade, SJW, government worship, etc.).

And to conclude this, I believe that another reason for the mask mandates is that the mask symbolizes a stifling of free speech. I look around and see all the sheeple with a mask covering their faces and their mouths, like it symbolizes “Shut up — Don’t talk back to government rulers imposing draconian totalitarian controls onto you!” and so on.

Mandatory Masks Imposed by Ignorant Authoritarian Bureaucrats

Some governors and mayors have imposed mandatory face mask or coverings, even though the CDC had previously said that it’s not a good idea for the general public to wear the masks, until changing its mind and suggesting we should wear a mask. And some of those government fascists are threatening fines of hundreds of dollars if the slaves show disobedience and don’t comply.

Dr. Russell Blaylock has an article recently on the health risks of wearing the masks, especially over prolonged periods of time, including the N95 masks that are really meant for medical personnel and surgeons, etc. (No links given in the article, but FYI I’m providing some of the specific footnotes that go with the quoted portions here, so you can Google for those studies.)

On the N95 mask, Dr. Blaylock writes:

There is a difference between the N95 respirator mask and the surgical mask (cloth or paper mask) in terms of side effects. The N95 mask, which filters out 95% of particles with a median diameter >0.3 µm2 , because it impairs respiratory exchange (breathing) to a greater degree than a soft mask, and is more often associated with headaches. In one such study, researchers surveyed 212 healthcare workers (47 males and 165 females) asking about presence of headaches with N95 mask use, duration of the headaches, type of headaches and if the person had preexisting headaches.2

They found that about a third of the workers developed headaches with use of the mask, most had preexisting headaches that were worsened by the mask wearing, and 60% required pain medications for relief. As to the cause of the headaches, while straps and pressure from the mask could be causative, the bulk of the evidence points toward hypoxia and/or hypercapnia as the cause. That is, a reduction in blood oxygenation (hypoxia) or an elevation in blood C02 (hypercapnia). It is known that the N95 mask, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%, which can lead to a loss of consciousness, as happened to the hapless fellow driving around alone in his car wearing an N95 mask, causing him to pass out, and to crash his car and sustain injuries. (Footnotes: “Zhu JH et al. Effects of long-duration wearing of N95 respirator and surgical facemask: a pilot study. J Lung Pulm Resp Res 2014:4:97-100.”)

And:

While most agree that the N95 mask can cause significant hypoxia and hypercapnia, another study of surgical masks found significant reductions in blood oxygen as well. In this study, researchers examined the blood oxygen levels in 53 surgeons using an oximeter. They measured blood oxygenation before surgery as well as at the end of surgeries.4 The researchers found that the mask reduced the blood oxygen levels (pa02) significantly. The longer the duration of wearing the mask, the greater the fall in blood oxygen levels. (Footnotes: “Bader A et al. Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery. Neurocirugia 2008;19:12-126.”)

And apparently the drop in oxygen levels can impair immunity:

Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte. This occurs because the hypoxia increases the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which inhibits T-lymphocytes and stimulates a powerful immune inhibitor cell called the Tregs. . This sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19 and making the consequences of that infection much graver. In essence, your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections and if so, having a much worse outcome (Footnotes: “Shehade H et al. Cutting edge: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 negatively regulates Th1 function. J Immunol 2015;195:1372-1376.”, “Shehade H et al. Cutting edge: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 negatively regulates Th1 function. J Immunol 2015;195:1372-1376.”, And “Sceneay J et al. Hypoxia-driven immunosuppression contributes to the pre-metastatic niche. Oncoimmunology 2013;2:1 e22355.”)

So, because my fascist governor has imposed Mandatory Mask or pay a fine of lots of money, I have to wear the mask, which I am doing when I go out, but lowering it under my mouth when I’m walking and there’s no one around, and putting it back up when I go into the store. So, that’s what I’m doing.

I hope that, in the case of someone developing some sort of health problem because of being made to wear the mask, that person or those people SUE THE CRAP OUT OF THOSE FASCIST, IGNORANT GOVERNORS AND MAYORS!!!

 

Gov. Ron DuhSantis: A “Reasonable Fascist”

Laurence Vance on the “reasonable fascist” ruler of Florida:

In a recent interview on Fox & Friends, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said regarding the actions of other state governors to the coronavirus: “If you look around the country, clearly there have been examples of really draconian, arbitrary restrictions that have nothing to do with public health.” To these governors he said: “You’re not a dictator, you don’t have unlimited authority, and people do have rights. I don’t think any governor has the authority to restrict anyone unless there’s a direct relationship to combating this virus.” He thinks that “absolutely it’s gotten out of hand.” In Florida, “we did not do that. We were reasonable,” he said. “We trusted the people to act appropriately and we’ve had better results than some of the states that you’ve seen.”

Not so fast, Gov. DeSantis. As a resident of Florida, I strongly disagree. To cover up your really draconian, arbitrary restrictions, your exercise of unlimited authority, and your violation of people’s rights in Florida, you try to point to other states that did these things to a greater degree. I don’t buy your argument. You spooked the churches into closing. You ordered businesses to close that you thought were unnecessary, you issued decrees like a dictator, and even now you are only allowing restaurants to open at 25 percent capacity. DeSantis is a mini-Mussolini like all of the other state governors that shut down their states. He is just a reasonable fascist. All hail the few governors that did not do so.

Justin Amash: Another Gary Johnson Statist to Exploit the Libertarian Party? Again? (Updated)

(Updated below)

It appears that Congressman Justin Amash is getting more support among Libertarian Party primary voters. Previous to statist Amash’s announcement that he wants to run for President as a “libertarian,” Jacob Hornberger had been winning all or most of the primaries and caucuses thus far. (Jacob Hornberger actually IS a libertarian!)

The latest is in Kentucky apparently, in which as each round of voting progresses, Amash is gaining more and more votes, and Jacob Hornberger eventually eliminated. Hmm, what’s wrong with the “Libertarian” Party members in Kentucky?

And I found this article on Reason by Brian Doherty distressing, mentioning Amash as the possible “frontrunner,” even though Hornberger had been winning all the primaries and caucuses. Doherty doesn’t even mention Hornberger! Yet, he’s mentioning the non-libertarian statist, Amash!

On his campaign wins thus far, Jacob Hornberger wrote,

Thank you to all of you Libertarians in Oklahoma, Kansas, Utah, and Connecticut. It is a big honor to win your vote of confidence. I only wish we could have gotten together personally in state conventions so that you all could charge up my Libertarian batteries!

These four wins now add to our first-place finishes in straw polls at state conventions in California, Florida, Arkansas, Indiana, Virginia, Montana (tie), along with Libertarian Party primary election wins in North Carolina, California, Missouri, and New York, as well as caucus wins in Iowa, Minnesota, and Ohio.

Hornberger also wrote some posts criticizing Amash’s positions on CIA, the stimulus package, sanctions on Iran, and he’s had more similar posts since those.

Justin Amash is just another statist, just like Gary Johnson and Bob Barr. Amash is NOT a “libertarian,” and should be rejected by the Libertarian Party. If not, then finally the Party needs to be disbanded forthwith!

UPDATE: Amash has decided against running.