Andrew Napolitano: Spying on Journalists
Bretigne Shaffer: The Pharmaceutical Narrative is Failing
And Zero Hedge: Leftists Go After Two Plus Two Equals Four.
Robert Jacobs and Ran Zwigenberg: The American Narrative of Hiroshima is a Statue that Must be Toppled
Andrew Napolitano: Spying on Journalists
Bretigne Shaffer: The Pharmaceutical Narrative is Failing
And Zero Hedge: Leftists Go After Two Plus Two Equals Four.
Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams with another video discussion: When Will Covid Tyranny End? W.H.O. Director: ‘Never!’ Unless…
From the YouTube page: “The director of the World Health Organization has warned that we can never go back to normal after the coronavirus outbreak that has killed approximately 650,000 worldwide. But every year the normal flu kills about that many…so why the lockdowns and forced masks and destruction of the economy for this one? What is the real agenda behind this mass hysteria? Also today – as the Sun Belt ‘spike’ continues to fade, what will be the next tyrant move to terrify – and terrorize – the population? And finally, Cuomo’s attack on chicken wings.”
And in this video they discuss how the COVID lockdown “cure” is worse than the disease.
On the YouTube page: “While much of the world imposed strict population lockdowns in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the pressure on countries (and even US states) to conform to the lockdown demands was intense. But a few counties broke from the pack and now the results are in: not only did they not experience a cataclysm, they fared better in both cases and deaths than the lockdown countries. And they have economies to return to once the virus runs its course, which it is doing according to the history of viruses. Also today: Fauci’s ‘not concerned’ by potential dangers of the Covid vaccine. Should the rest of us be?”
Jonathan Turley: More Willful Blindness by the Media on Spying by Obama Administration.
Richard Ebeling: The Conquest of the United States by China.
Robert Wenzel: What Would COVID-19 Sacrifice and Victory Really Look Like?
Karen De Coster: If the State Can Define “Essential,” It Can Define Anything.
Jacob Hornberger: “Small Government” is an Empty Republican Mantra.
James Bovard: How Intellectuals Cured ‘Tyrannophobia’.
And Laurence Vance: Review of Thomas DiLorenzo’s book, The Problem with Lincoln.
Jim Davies: Monumental Folly.
Caitlin Johnstone: A Headline That Perfectly Encapsulates Mainstream Liberalism.
Lew Rockwell: Are Universities Finished?
Thomas DiLorenzo: Princeton’s Racism Problem
Brett Wilkins: Massacre at No Gun Ri.
Charles Burris: Did Bankers Foment the “Civil War”?
Jacob Hornberger: The Immigration Police State Comes to Portland.
Marcel Gautreau: Foreign Aid Is Protectionism.
And Sheldon Richman: Prophetic Anti-Zionists.
James Corbett discusses possible mandatory vaccines. Like with COVID? (the thing with a case fatality rate of .1%)
On the YouTube page: “Stripped of its contextual baggage, the phrase ‘My Body, My Choice’ makes a compelling rallying cry because it conveys a fundamental truth that we all innately understand: I have the claim to my own body and what is done to it. So why, then, are we being asked to believe that when it comes to vaccinations during a declared pandemic it is ‘Your Body, Their Choice’?”
Before I get to the masks, I want to review what exactly we are dealing with here. Government bureaucrats and their media stenographers have been lying about this whole COVID fiasco all along.
The CDC guidelines instruct state “public health” commissars to include non-COVID deaths on the count for “COVID deaths,” even though a deceased died of some other ailment but happened to test positive for COVID-19. The CDC and various state agencies are also including non-laboratory confirmed, “likely” and “probable” cases in the same category as “confirmed COVID” cases. And when the people do get tested, the tests themselves are unreliable and there are many false positives.
And now there’s a COVID “spike,” a “second wave” or really a “first wave” in certain states like Texas and Florida, even though the rise is in positive test results and most of those people do not have any symptoms!
But the dishonest news media are repeatedly exaggerating this “spike” with such urgency and panic that “news” consumers are probably hearing “case” numbers as deaths!
The truth is, there is no reason to wear a mask or to “social distance” because we now know that asymptomatic carriers have a low to no risk of infecting others.
That’s according to one study and according to a World Health Organization epidemiologist in which the WHO had a “number of reports from countries who are doing very detailed contact tracing. They’re following asymptomatic cases. They’re following contacts. And they’re not finding secondary transmission onward. It’s very rare.”
The corrupt Dr. Fauci claimed there was “no evidence” to support that, even though the WHO had done “detailed contact tracing” in several different countries. That’s “evidence,” Dr. Fauci!
So they have admitted that even if someone has the virus, as long as that person has no symptoms, it is very rare that that person could infect others (except probably in cases of VERY close contact, if you know what I mean).
That information came out the week of June 8th, and one week later June 14th is when we then hear of the “spike in cases.” Hmmm.
But many people still really believe that “If I get that virus I’m gonna DIE!!!” even though the case fatality rate now is .1%, a tenth of one percent!
The truth is, COVID-19 is just like the seasonal influenza, the “flu,” with a similar death rate of .01%. The flu affects more or less the same categories of people as COVID, according to the CDC.
Interestingly, seasonal influenza is actually more serious, and more deadly, for some people than COVID-19, believe it or not. 169 children have died of seasonal influenza during the 2019-2020 flu season, according to the CDC.
Prior to the past month or so, the CDC had been reporting that zero children had died of COVID-19 (worldwide). But, now that the CDC and all its state underlings have been cheating, counting any deaths as “COVID” deaths, we really have no idea what the real number is. It’s probably still “zero” for children. I see in googling that states such as Tennessee and North Carolina are counting new child COVID deaths for the first time. Not even in China or Italy were there any child deaths!
A recent study reinforced that children are not nearly as seriously affected by COVID-19 as adults, unlike seasonal flu.
So, we don’t terrorize people and turn the world into the Twilight Zone each flu season, do we? Well then there’s no point to the wreckage and destruction of the past 5 months now. There’s NO point to it!
The governors with their daily propaganda briefings have been terrorizing the sheeple into submission. The governor bureaucrats and their media propagandists continue to repeat the “spike in COVID cases,” like a religious mantra. They are zombies.
If they weren’t intentionally trying to terrorize people into hysteria and panic, the bureaucrats and the media would clarify in each press briefing or news report that “cases” are just positive test results, not serious illnesses or deaths. They would do that to ease people’s minds. But no, they are doing the opposite.
Instead, the bureaucrats and media cohorts terrorize people who have a runny nose or a cough to run frantically to the hospital and then the hospital puts them on a ventilator giving them new lung infections they wouldn’t have had without the ventilators and then kill them off with the ventilator.
It was already known by January that this COVID virus was just like the flu, causing either no symptoms or mild, “flu-like” symptoms for most people, and the main victims who were dying were not only elderly in nursing homes, but already very sick elderly people in nursing homes who were dying anyway, and those with serious preexisting conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, kidney disease, etc.
Unfortunately, we have psychopaths who are drawn to government power and control, and they have been fear-mongering with this COVID pandemic and for political reasons.
So, there was never any reason to order businesses and schools closed, all this irrational crap like “social distancing” and the MASKS! Absolutely NO reason for any of these things!
And I think those damn masks are making people sick! According to neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, the masks could cause oxygen deprivation and excessive carbon dioxide intake.
And the masks also have more bacteria (and germs and viruses) accumulating and being breathed in because people are reusing the masks without cleaning them first! (Even reusing a cleaned mask might also be bad.)
From Sal Fariello come two articles on the physical harm from wearing masks. One features his findings on this topic; the second, “Research does not support face mask orders,” comprehensively discusses the many drawbacks of and studies against wearing masks. I particularly appreciated this paragraph:
“Even in surgical settings, there is no evidence that masks protect the patient. This study by Tunevall states, ‘It has never been shown that wearing surgical face masks decreases postoperative wound infections. On the contrary, a 50% decrease had been reported after omitting face masks.’ Brosseau concludes, ‘Despite these findings, it has been difficult for surgeons to give up a long-standing practice’.”
On his blog Target Liberty Robert Wenzel pointed to studies showing how the masks are easily contaminated with viruses. And he asks just what are the gases that are being exhaled and then inhaled doing to our lungs or other areas? He cites statements by the Cleveland Clinic, and Duke University which calls the ethanol gases “toxic waste” being exhaled and then inhaled again. The ethanol gases are the same that are measured by Breathalyzers when a uniformed fascist pulls someone over to harass.
And according to a Canadian government health specialist, “Masks get saturated with moisture from the mouth and nose after about 20 minutes. Once they’re wet, they no longer form a barrier against viruses trying to come through or exit.”
Target Liberty also referenced the real reason why the mask mandates, as told by the WHO in its “Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19.”
When the WHO refers to “likely advantages of the use of masks by healthy people in the general public,” you’ll see words and phrases like, “reduced stigmatization”… “Making people feel they can play a role”…”public acceptance” …”psychological acceptance,” etc.
In other words, the real purpose of the masks is a government psy-op! The government is drilling compliance and submission into the sheeple, and the mask symbolizes the sheeple’s obediently stifling and muzzling their questioning of government edicts and intrusions!
In March WHO top official Dr. Mike Ryan stated, “There is no specific evidence to suggest that the wearing of masks by the mass population has any potential benefit. In fact, there’s some evidence to suggest the opposite in the misuse of wearing a mask properly or fitting it properly.”
However, in June the WHO changed its tune, and then advised that the general public wear a mask if “social distancing” is difficult or not possible. Hmmm.
A major problem with the kids and adults wearing the masks, besides the health risks, is the psychological effect of having an obstruction over their mouths and noses. But also small children are still developing their sense of recognition of others, especially their family members. The face coverings are complicating that development.
So, and especially given that little children’s respiratory systems are also still in the important development stages, and given that ALL people have a right to breathe in and out unobstructed air and get their required oxygen, I really think that when government bureaucrats are ordering the people to have to wear those masks, those bureaucrats really need to be arrested and charged with endangerment, child abuse, assault, terrorism, and treason as well.
Ron Paul asks, Is the Texas COVID “spike” fake news?
[Texas Gov. Greg] Abbott may have based his executive order on inaccurate information about a “rise” in Covid cases due to the Texas State Department of Health Services changing the definition of what constitutes a “Covid case.”
Thanks goes to Collin County Judge Chris Hill for blowing the whistle on what appears to be a move in mid-May to redefine what was a “Covid” case to open the door to a massive increase – all to match the mainstream media line that a “second wave” was on the way.
In a Commissioners Court hearing for Collin County on May 18th, it was revealed that while previously the determination of a Covid “case” was a confirmed test result, the definition was suddenly changed to count “probable” cases as “cases.” At the same time, the threshold for determining “probable” was lowered to a ridiculous level.
As Judge Hill said at that May 18th meeting, “If you have a subjective fever and you have a headache and you live in Collin County, you now meet the qualifications to be a probable COVID patient. It is remarkable how low the standard is now.”
Even worse, once a “probable” case was determined based on possibly unrelated subjective criteria, up to 15 people in possible contact with that “probable” case were also listed as “probable cases.” And “probable cases” were considered cases.
Repeat that farce across Texas and is it any wonder there was a “spike” in “cases”?
Also, Governor Abbott’s claim that hospitals were being over-run by Covid patients was refuted by the Houston hospital directors themselves, who said they were nowhere near actual capacity and in fact were about the same level as they were last year.
And here Ron Paul discusses the situation with Daniel McAdams. On the video’s YouTube page, they write:
The daily death count has morphed into the daily “new case” count, as 100,000 tests a day have exploded into 700,000 tests. Is it a wonder cases are increasing? But what they don’t dare mention is that deaths and even the death rate continue to decline. In fact the CDC warns that Covid is at the stage where it cannot even be classified an epidemic due to declining deaths. Still, more masks are required and petty dictators all around are calling for a return to lockdown. Can the truth ever be heard above all the lies?
Brandon Smith responds to Salon’s anti-freedom-of-speech idiocy.
Jacob Hornberger: Depoliticize the statues
Thomas DiLorenzo compares the “Civil War” era with today.
Richard Ebeling: Ad hominems against freedom.
Charles Burris: Statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass vandalized in New York.
Michael Rozeff asks, Is refusal to talk to contact tracers a crime?
Lew Rockwell: Riots — Not fun or profit for the rest of us.
Laurence Vance: Democrats, Republicans, and the Constitution.
Jacob Sullum: Breonna Taylor and the moral bankruptcy of drug prohibition.
Independent Institute: Best books on the folly of socialism.
Karl Dierenbach: ‘Flattening The Curve’ has become a massive bait and switch.
Donald Boudreaux: Another open letter to Peter Navarro.
Dr. Joseph Mercola with a comprehensive article on the importance of Vitamin D.
And Karen Selick: The two sides to the vaccine safety debate.
Becky Akers has a post at LewRockwell.com featuring comments by a nursing home nurse who says that all nursing home residents and employees must be tested for COVID-19, and there are many false positives. It is a “nightmare,” and apparently the health care system is a “terrible mess.”
Becky Akers quotes the nurse:
Truly knowledgeable and competent nurses are not wanted by the non-medical bureaucracy. They don’t like to hear “medical jargon”, or to hear that some policy won’t work or will cause an issue. The suits want dumb, inexperienced direct care staff so they will do what they are told, follow the suits’ directives instead of what they are legally supposed to do, and then they can be scapegoated when something bad happens, while nothing happens to the upper management/non-medical management.
Ouch. I sure as hell am looking forward to my elder years. (I’ll be 60 in just a few years. Just how much longer after that am I considered “elder”?) Yep.
And there is more information about those damn masks in the post. Yeah, oxygen deprivation and bacteria/germ buildup in the mask will protect me from COVID-19.
Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss the return of shutdowns and lockdowns, and based on propaganda and fear-mongering by corrupt, psychopathic bureaucrats. On the YouTube page: “While they are cooking the books on ‘new cases’ by ramping up testing and even double-testing, half the population of the US is living in states that are actually returning to some form of shut down. The Houston hospital capacity lie has pushed Texas back into shutdown. And no one is noticing that deaths and death rates continue to decrease. Is this pandemic becoming just about politics?”
Jon Rappoport has a post on how the deaths are not by COVID, but by the State killing old people. He goes into detail how the bureaucrats and their medical cahooters are killing our elders.
David Stockman shows how the “increase” in COVID numbers or the alleged “second wave” is a fraud, and is mainly to do with “Orange Man Bad.”
Because of the recent events, the race stuff and rioting and the economic collapse, I was reminded of an article I wrote that was on LewRockwell.com in 2012, asking, Civil Unrest: Do Our Rulers Actually Want It To Happen? So I wanted to repost that here now because of some similarities from that period to what is going on now. There are maybe a few little things in there that I might not write now, but most of it is relevant, I believe. Any links that weren’t working I either replaced with Wayback Machine version, a different but similar page, or removed completely.
September 18, 2012
Copyright © 2012 by LewRockwell.com. (Link to article)
There have been several different predictions and scenarios involving how inflation and austerity measures in the U.S. could bring about food shortages and other shortages, food riots, looting, violent protests, flash mobs, and martial law.
All these things can be prevented, of course, if more people could wake up to the fact that government central planning in money and economic matters is inherently flawed and doomed to failure, societal self-destruction and collapse.
Some people see the recent German court decision to approve German bailouts of irresponsible European governments as a new dictatorship for Germany and a boon for investors. And there are others who see this new scheme as the beginning of runaway hyperinflation in Europe that will spread to the U.S.
Following this decision by the high German court, the U.S. Federal Reserve has announced a new round of quantitative easing (QE3). Some people believe that QE3 will cause more economic instability, and further destruction of the dollar.
Eventually the austerity measures we have been seeing in Europe will reach the U.S.
Austerity measures will hit public employee benefits and pensions, and welfare and Medicare recipients (but not the bloated salaries, benefits and pensions of Congressmen and their beloved bureaucrats).
But it seems that the U.S. government has been pushing hard to get as many people dependent on government as possible. Food stamps spending has more than doubled since Barack Obama became President, although the number of Americans on food stamps almost doubled from 2001 to 2009 during the presidency of George W. Bush as well.
And the Obama Administration has gone so far as to push U.S. food stamps onto Mexicans! (And Mexicans can’t even vote for Obama this November – theoretically, that is.)
Also distressing is how private corporations profit from the government’s exploiting the population’s vulnerabilities that the government’s own interventions cause. One example is JP Morgan Chase’s shamefully profiting from the food stamps program.
Incidentally, employees of JP Morgan Chase donated over $800,000 to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and, so far over $155,000 to Obama’s 2012 effort. (There certainly has been no quid pro quo here, as former President George Bush the Elder might say.)
Now, regarding eventual shortages, austerity and civil unrest in America that would involve the unavailability of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) payments, in large part affecting food stamp recipients, one scenario I’ve seen details how rioting and turmoil could unfold, mainly beginning in the cities, but eventually flowing out into the suburbs. It is not a pretty picture.
One would think that the government bureaucrats who control these social programs could see ahead what would happen when withholding such benefits, especially with millions of people dependent on them for their daily sustenance. So, in the case of possible future EBT cards not functioning followed by rioting and violence, one has to wonder whether such an action by the government could be purposeful.
In the aforementioned scenario, the writer emphasizes urban minorities as the ones mainly perpetrating the flash mob rioting and violence. But, in 2010 34% of food stamp recipients were white, 22% black and 29% Hispanic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
However, the flash mobs committing acts of violence in the cities in recent years do not seem to be associated with government austerity measures, food stamps, hunger, etc. In some instances, such violence has been racially motivated, black against white, as witnessed in this account, for example. Unfortunately, the mention of such a modern social phenomenon in the U.S. is politically incorrect, as many newscasters and newspapers reporting on those events censor the race of the perpetrators and that of victims, as author Thomas Sowell has noted. Race demagogues such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Shrapnel have gained much fame and popularity from such “race-hustling.”
So are the Chicago-Washington community organizers and agitators trying to promote race riots? Obama and his “social justice” cohorts do not seem to have any comments on the violence committed by inner-city punks. The Holder Justice Department has refused to prosecute black against white voter intimidation cases. And Obama wants public schools to stop disciplining misbehaving black students. Hmmm.
And why have U.S. military recruiters allowed so many white supremacists to join the military?
It appears that the efforts of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and now the election of Barack Obama as President do not seem to have healed the friction among the races in America.
So there seem to be extremists on both sides, and the rest of us are caught in the middle.
But when there will be government austerity and EBT card non-functionality, the flash mob violence we have seen recently will probably be much worse, regardless of race or ethnicity.
But, racial conflicts aside, why have the Bush and Obama Administrations increased spending on food stamps so much? Social programs such as food stamps rob people of their incentive to provide for themselves, and they become serfs to bureaucrats.
It is as though these imbecilic bureaucrats are encouraging the masses to get dependent on these bureaucrats, and for devious purposes.
No, they wouldn’t do that. Not that there hasn’t been enough information about Obama and his immoral, unconstitutional acts as President to indicate any sort of deviousness, no.
With the moral hazard of government bureaucrats’ luring people into this kind of dependence and serfdom, QE3 will cause further economic instability, part of the inherent moral hazard of having a central bank and lack of freedom and competition in money and banking. Such Fed policies continually rob the people through inflation, particularly the lower and middle classes.
Added to those moral hazards of these professional bureaucrats are Congress’s raising the debt ceiling, Washington’s lack of prosecuting criminally irresponsible banksters, the 2008 extortion-like bankster bailout, and foreclosure fraudsters.
And Obama’s pushing through Congress the bill allowing for indefinite detention of Americans without charge or evidence, and his signing it into law, followed by his appealing the judge’s striking it down – there probably isn’t any deviousness behind that, and probably won’t be any targeting of political dissenters during future civil conflicts in America, no. (There certainly hasn’t been any of that, not in America, no.)
All these acts of government criminality could be leading America into a total breakdown of society.
So these people in Washington are either extremely clueless and don’t know what they’re doing, or they are doing these things intentionally, in which case they are just plain evil.
So, could the ruling elites be purposefully trying to cause so much massive dependence on government and such massive weakening of the financial and monetary systems, followed by a false-flag type economic collapse and sudden withholding of government benefits and unavailability of our own money in the bank, to intentionally bring about rioting and violence?
And, if Romney is elected in November, would he be any different from Obama?
And so, if these scenarios play out, and there is indeed massive civil unrest in America, we already know that various federal agencies and local and state police as well are preparing for it. The police state that J. Edgar Hoover, Oliver North, and Dick Cheney put in place is being fully embraced by Obama, the Department of Homeland Security, the TSA, FBI and CIA, as well as many local police neanderthals all across America – it is as though they are drooling for some action, and for a chance for them to show the rest of the world just how tough they are.
Can you imagine people with the kind of extremely questionable character and level of dishonesty and untrustworthiness as Obama and Romney presiding over a situation of military martial law?
In addition to all this, the Obama Administration has allowed foreign troops onto U.S. soil. NATO troops were in training in Tampa just prior to the Republican Convention. They now have Russian soldiers training in the U.S., and some insiders believe that these foreign troops are joining with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security toward some sort of illicit action against Americans under the pretense of “peacekeeping” during a time of civil unrest in America.
In my opinion, having foreign troops coming into the U.S. for any reason is dangerous, and Sheriff Richard Mack agrees with me.
And now, because of inner-city gun-related crime rates, and recent isolated shootings and mass killings, the emotionalistic calls for gun control have been on the increase. This despite violent criminals who disobey laws against assault, rape and murder probably are not inclined to obey gun laws as well.
And, as John Lott has noted, would-be assaulters, rapists and murderers are less likely to commit their crimes when they know their prospective victims are armed.
But because of the emotionalism surrounding certain tragedies, even Republicans such as SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia, radio host Michael Savage and TV host Bill O’Reilly have shown irrationality on the matter. How will Americans, in their cars stuck in busy intersections when flash mobs rampage and attack them, be able to defend themselves if they have been disarmed by the government? When looters and burglars break into their homes and businesses, how will disarmed homeowners and businesspeople protect themselves?
And you can say what you want about anti-UN “conspiracy theories” and so forth. But, mirroring a zany 1961 U.S. State Department call for complete civilian disarmament, the 2012 UN Arms Trade Treaty would require signing member nations to enact much stricter national gun ownership restrictions. That was up for a vote in July but has been postponed until probably later this year. Some analysts have interpreted Article 15 of the Treaty to allow for foreign troops in the U.S. to confiscate guns from Americans in their homes. Even having U.S. troops going around door to door to search for and confiscate firearms is itself illegal and unconstitutional, but foreign troops?
It should not be difficult to believe that not just local police but our own U.S. troops would go door to door to seize Americans’ means of self-defense, when we know that they have much experience in doing just that in Iraq, a country in which U.S. troops had no business or reason to be, violating private Iraqi civilians’ own right to bear arms and defend themselves.
As the people’s right to defend themselves against looters, rioters, rapists and killers, as well as against government tyranny, is being criminally whittled away by the degenerates in charge, those same degenerates are arming themselves up and preparing for something that could be interpreted as outright treason.
I have already expressed concern about martial law and explained that U.S. military and other federal armed goons and local police, who have all sworn to obey and defend the Constitution of the United States, are obligated to disobey unlawful orders by commanding officers including the U.S. President.
Unlawful orders include those in which a soldier or an officer is ordered to violate a presumably innocent civilian’s rights to free speech, protest, dissent and criticize the government, right to bear arms and defend oneself against criminal assailants including government criminals, right to due process, and “right to be secure” in one’s person, home and effects. If the officer or soldier does not suspect a civilian of some actual crime, then that agent of government is obligated by law to leave the civilian alone, no matter who ordered otherwise. (The Oath Keepers have made a list of orders they will not obey.)
Further treasonous is the rulers’ inviting foreign troops in to aid in the rulers’ abuses.
And, given the criminality of monetary easing to enrich bankers while creating inflation that robs the poor, one might very well describe those actions as treasonous as well.