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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Unmasking Statist, Socialist Propaganda About ‘Face Masks'
[Townhall] Some clear thinking is required to counter incessant, statist propaganda against the use of N-95 filtering facepiece respirators, to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The message has been seconded at every turn by the Center for Disease Control, a cumbersome bureaucracy, which tightly controls both testing capacity and criteria. Such centralization is everywhere and always detrimental to the screening and segregating of the infected, and, ultimately, to disease containment.

The State and the agents of America’s highly centralized healthcare system categorically don’t want the citizen to purchase "face masks." The surgeon general is already "warning Americans" to stop exercising their sovereignty as consumers and quit buying face masks.

Hence the incessant, near-neurotic discrediting of N-95 respirators, which, by previous CDC accounts, can be protective.

Before the outbreak of COVID-19, on its website, the CDC answered the following question:

"What makes N-95 respirators different from facemasks sometimes called surgical masks?:
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/06/2020 09:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "What makes N-95 respirators different from facemasks sometimes called surgical masks?:

Posted by: Skidmark || 03/06/2020 10:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Heads up for all you gentlemen with fashionable facial hair: none of the face mask options will seal if you are not clean shaven.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/06/2020 13:05 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 03/06/2020 16:42 Comments || Top||

#4  TW - my 'stache, while looking wild, will fit under a proper mask :-)
Posted by: Frank G || 03/06/2020 19:11 Comments || Top||

#5  People are discouraged to buy these masks because there is a shortage.

They are not useless when in close contact with other people, e.g. in crowds.

You don't need them when you're just walking in the street.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/06/2020 19:35 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Body Language – Putin and Erdogan Moscow Meeting, High Tensions
[BombardsBodyLanguage] Ten minute video with running commentary in English. Something to think about as we ponder current events in Syria. Also, Putin is the original honey badger.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/06/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6522 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Putin would've been kicked of KGB academy if he didn't master control of body language in the first trimester.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/06/2020 4:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Biblical reference in the comments is interesting....
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/06/2020 9:09 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Yes, M. Most interesting.

Though the Gog and Magog are gathered by Ol' Scratch when he's been in the slammer for a thousand years. A thousand years of peace on earth, then the armies from the four corners, yupp.

It is very 'twilight zone' though, what's happening over there. With Gawd, one never really does know.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 03/06/2020 10:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Seems Putin is preparing to launch a sitting, left leg roundhouse head kick.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/06/2020 11:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Putin would've been kicked of KGB academy if he didn't master control of body language in the first trimester.

Yeah. Something else is going on here beyond Putin feeling uncomfortable.

Wild Speculation: Putin is restraining his urge to grab Erdy by the neck and pound his head on the floor.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/06/2020 12:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Perhaps Putie doesn’t want or feel the need to mask how he feels? In high stakes encounters over possible conflict being bellicose is one familiar KGB tactic.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 03/06/2020 12:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Yippy, this is gonna hurt me more than it does you.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/06/2020 12:25 Comments || Top||

#8  If you watch the vid, Putin is playing the subservient role. For good reason too. Erdogan has the upper hand. The Turks can wipe out the Russian force in Syria at any time and take as much of Syria as he wants. All the Russians really have are cruise missiles launched from the Black Sea into Syria and would soon run out. Attack into Turkey and that triggers NATO's Article 5, Putin's worst nightmare outside a Chinese invasion.
Posted by: Black Charlie Flerong3458 || 03/06/2020 16:14 Comments || Top||

#9  Well Greece won't answer the call of Article 5 and I don't know who else will. Belgium maybe? Portugal?
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 03/06/2020 19:22 Comments || Top||

#10  Lichtenstein & Monaco.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/06/2020 19:26 Comments || Top||

#11  Putin is playing the subservient role. For good reason too. Erdogan has the upper hand. The Turks can wipe out the Russian force in Syria at any time and take as much of Syria as he wants. All the Russians really have are cruise missiles launched from the Black Sea into Syria and would soon run out.

Putin wants to play in the Big Leagues. There's NO WAY he allows Yippy to push him around, and we won't help Turk aggression
Posted by: Frank G || 03/06/2020 19:48 Comments || Top||

#12  and we won't help Turk aggression

Not in Syria. That's everyone's dirty little playpen. Different ball game if Turkey or Russia attack each others' territory.

Turkey attacks into Russia: Not our problem. Turkey is on its own.

Russia attacks into Turkey: Article 5. America will have to respond and back Turkey if only to preserve NATO deterrence in the Russian mind. Even if only to destroy attacking launch points.
Posted by: Black Charlie Flerong3458 || 03/06/2020 20:56 Comments || Top||

#13  Recommend we hold and let the S-400's "work their magic" against Russian Air attacks. Heh
Posted by: Frank G || 03/06/2020 20:58 Comments || Top||

#14  #12 What Black Charlie said.

Syria has not attacked a NATO country.
Russia has not attacked a NATO country.
Article 5 is irrelevant.

Turkey's grand adventure in Syria is not NATO's concern.
Posted by: Lex || 03/06/2020 21:25 Comments || Top||

#15  Not in Syria. That's everyone's dirty little playpen Calvinball.

As for the Russians being out of resources, it wasn't long ago they flew strategic bombers out of the Rodina to wax some jihadis. Plus whatever is left of the Wagener Group.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/06/2020 21:48 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Bugs Whineng4949 || 03/06/2020 23:03 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
ICE Should Deport George Soros as a Nazi Collaborator
[SultanKnish] The deportation of a Nazi death camp guard from his residence in Queens, New York, in 2018 by ICE was described as the removal of the "last known Nazi collaborator from the United States."

That’s not quite true.

There’s another Nazi collaborator living on Fifth Avenue. He’s a billionaire and untouchable because his dubious fortune has been used to finance the Democrat Party, radical leftists, assorted anti-Semites, and opponents of ICE: the agency that should step in to remove the aged Hungarian from the United States.

The legal basis for removing Soros is quite clear.

The Holtzman Amendment states that "Any alien... under the direction of, or in association with... (II) any government in any area occupied by the military forces of the Nazi government of Germany, (III) any government established with the assistance or cooperation of the Nazi government of Germany, or (IV) any government which was an ally of the Nazi government of Germany, ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person because of race, religion, national origin, or political opinion is inadmissible." It provides grounds for deportation even retroactively.

On 60 Minutes, Soros had admitted working with a Hungarian Nazi collaborator to confiscate Jewish property. While he and his flacks have since tried to spin that admission, the interview is quite clear.

...George Soros never paid for a lifetime of misdeeds. And it would also be fitting to start with what may be his oldest crime. The Holtzman Amendment leaves no room for Nazi collaborators in America.

Not even when their billions have funded politicians, judges, organizations, and the Democrat Party.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/06/2020 05:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I think he should be deported because he is a huge leftwing arsehole trying to remake this country in his image.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/06/2020 8:25 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ Are we still discussing Soros, or is it Mini-Mike instead ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/06/2020 8:30 Comments || Top||

#3  ^The diff between typhus and cholera.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/06/2020 8:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Since his wealth started during his collaborationist activities, it seems to me that he is a valid candidate for asset forfeiture...
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/06/2020 9:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Throw him and his sons into a live volcano and let them swim to another country.
Posted by: gorb || 03/06/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#6  Soros immigrated to the US and became a US citizen in the early 1960s I think (I'm not sure of the exact date). This was before the Holtzman amendment was passed in 1978.

Thus applying this law to him would be ex post facto.

In addition his work as a collaborator took place before he was 18 so that would be another hurdle to overcome.
Posted by: lord garth || 03/06/2020 11:09 Comments || Top||

#7  The Soros family were one of Amy Klobuchar's largest donors in her last senate run.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/06/2020 12:25 Comments || Top||

#8  lately Soros has poured money into getting 'justice democrats' elected to State and local prosecutor offices (most successful op to date was getting Chesa Boudin elected as the SF DA).

There are about a half dozen of these folks in charge in various locals.

The increase in crime in these places will be a national get out the vote advertisement for Republicans. So you could even say Soros, while he is a despicable squid monster, may be good for the country.
Posted by: lord garth || 03/06/2020 13:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Re #6:

Point #1 - I don't care
Point #2 - I don't care.

Burn him and all his works to the ground.
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/06/2020 15:41 Comments || Top||

Director of city funded museum: 'I hope every one ... that votes republican, dies today'
[KTXS] SWEETWATER, Texas ‐ The head of a museum partially funded by the City of Sweetwater is under fire for a controversial comment she made on Facebook.

On Super Tuesday, Melonnie Hicks, the Executive Director of the Pioneer City County Museum, wrote "I hope every single one of you pieces of s**t that votes republican, dies today."
I hope she catches scabies, but that's just my politix speaking.
The museum's Board of Directors called an emergency meeting to discuss Hicks' comment and her future with the museum.

The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sweetwater Police Department.

City Manager David Vela called the comments regrettable.

"It’s regrettable and reprehensible, especially from someone who is a community leader," said Vela. "Those kind of comments should never be made on social media or anywhere else."

Vela said the City does not stand by her statement.

KTXS asked Vela what he hopes will come out of Friday's meeting.

"We hope they make the right and responsible choice," said Vela. "(The board) may have a different definition of right and responsible. Let’s just see what actions they take and we’ll go from there."

KTXS reached out to Hicks for comment. She has not returned our call or social media message.
According to her Linked-In page, she also owns a hair salon, which I suspect will have no waiting times
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/06/2020 03:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6526 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's predictable, coming from years of dehumanizing us. Next come the car attacks and ugliness.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 03/06/2020 3:52 Comments || Top||

#2  ^What do you mean us Kemosabe?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/06/2020 4:15 Comments || Top||

#3  #2, Kind of like me I suppose, but not like you...
Posted by: Thimp Clusort2035 || 03/06/2020 6:27 Comments || Top||

#4  If you're like Herb, then you're like Herb.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/06/2020 6:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Melonnie, Chuck Schumer, and Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin) have much in common. If you do believe as I do, then you must surely die.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/06/2020 7:32 Comments || Top||

#6  If you do [not?] believe as I do, then you must surely die
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/06/2020 8:08 Comments || Top||

#7  ^In any case the correct expression "If you're not with us, you're against us!"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/06/2020 8:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Apply their beloved cancel culture to them. The utterer of hatred - out. The board members who voted to hire her - out. The backers of all of the above - barred from future involvement in the affairs of the organization. If the only way to get through to all of them is to close the museum entirely, well, it's a start.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/06/2020 9:18 Comments || Top||

#9  This is in Nolan County. In 2016 Trump won this county with about 75% of the vote.
Posted by: lord garth || 03/06/2020 11:34 Comments || Top||

#10  Sweetwater, TX home of the original WASPs.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/06/2020 11:45 Comments || Top||

#11  They took down their staff webpage.

Rather ugly on the outside too.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/06/2020 12:40 Comments || Top||

#12  Sweetwater is famous for its annual Rattlesnake Roundup. Nevertheless, this viper persisted.
Posted by: Snusoger and Company4102 || 03/06/2020 15:04 Comments || Top||

#13  Look at this.Copied and pasted from the museum's website.

March 6, 2020STATEMENT ON RESIGNATION OF MELONNIE HICKSSWEETWATER, TEXAS: The Pioneer County-City Museum announced today that Melonnie Hicks has submitted her resignation as Executive Director of the Museum effective as of 5:00 p.m., March 6, 2020. Board President Matt Counts has accepted the resignation subject to approval of the full Board of Directors. Counts said, “The Board firmly believes that the Museum exists to tell the story of all people in Nolan County, regardless of identity or political belief.” Counts continued, “While we do not condone in any way the statements made by Ms. Hicks, we do recognize and thank her for her many years of excellent service to this Museum and to this community.”The Board expects to meet in the next week to discuss moving forward and addressing the vacancy in the Executive Director role. In the interim Ms. Leslie Bennet will continue to serve in her role to maintain the Museum. Counts stated that during the present period of adjustment, Museum hours may fluctuate. Patrons are advised to call the Museum to before visiting to confirm that the doors are unlocked. The Pioneer City County Museum is a historic house museum serving the citizens of the City of Sweetwater and Nolan County, Texas. It is situated in the historic Ragland House, built in 1906, and adjacent buildings located in Sweetwater, Texas. The Museum seeks to preserve the heritage of Nolan County and the City of Sweetwater, and to share its history and culture to all wishing to seek it out.
Posted by: Texhooey || 03/06/2020 19:41 Comments || Top||

#14  Thank you for finding that for us, Texhooey. The board worked commendably fast.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/06/2020 21:50 Comments || Top||

Naftali Bennett: Ya'alon and Liberman endanger Israel's security
[Arutz 7] - Bogie Ya'alon and Evet Liberman are knowingly jeopardizing the security of Israeli citizens.

As Israel's Minister of Defense, I state most clearly: An Israeli government that depends on the votes of the Arab Joint List party is a real and immediate danger to the lives of Israeli citizens.

Here is a scenario I deal with on a daily basis: Information is received about Hamas or Hezbollah's action to kidnap or kill a soldier. The IDF presents to me, to the Defense Minister, a preventative plan of action to eliminate the terrorists.

The Defense Minister knows that if he approves the action, the government will immediately fall because Ahmed Tibi has already declared that he will overthrow a government that will act against Hamas in Gaza.

Therefore, the State of Israel will not be able to act to protect its soldiers and citizens. The hands of the IDF will be tied. This is not a dream scenario.

This is the reality that Bogie Ya'alon and Benny Gantz are leading us to.
And that's just minor things
p.s. Sooner or later Gantz is getting indicted on 5th dimension shenanigans.
fraud https://www.timesofisrael.com/investigation-of-gantzs-former-company-further-muddies-elections-swampy-waters/,
and ties with USA sanctioned Russian Oligarch: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/israeli-startup-fifth-dimension-shuts-due-to-link-with-sanctioned-oligarch-1.6748192
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/06/2020 04:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As Israel's Minister of Defense, I state most clearly: An Israeli government that depends on the votes of the Arab Joint List party is a real and immediate danger to the lives of Israeli citizens.

Whoa, that's racist.

Open borders for Israel. It works for other countries, it can work for them too.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 03/06/2020 5:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Zip it, 'Erb.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/06/2020 5:53 Comments || Top||

#3  He's trolling
Posted by: Frank G || 03/06/2020 7:05 Comments || Top||

#4  It can’t be racist, since both Jews and Arabs are semites.

Culturalist? No, almost half of Israelis come from the Middle East.

Religiousist? No, there are Muslim, Christian and atheist Israelis, just like the Arabs.

The only thing left is tribalist...
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/06/2020 21:56 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
COVID-19 Deaths and Incredible WHO Estimates
CATO Institute via Instapundit
[CATP.org] "Death Toll Hits 9 as Outbreak Spreads," was the scary Wall Street Journal headline in print before it was toned down online. COVID-19 deaths at a nursing home and hospital in Washington state were unrelated to the virus spreading "across the U.S." The facts tell us much more about the exceptionally high risks of fatal infection from COVID-19 (or pneumonia or flu) among elderly people living close together in nursing homes or hospitals, many of them already sick.

The ongoing COPD-19 outbreak in Kirkland Washington at the Life Care nursing home and Evergreen hospital represents high‐​risk concentrations of vulnerable seniors. Among those who died in Washington, all but two were in their 70s or 80s (the other two in their 50s) and most had "underlying health conditions." Evergreen hospital has two more in critical condition, in their 70s and 90s, both with underlying conditions.

What we just learned from Washington was already known from China’s experience A February 24 article by Katarina Zimmer in The Scientist provides an excellent summary:

"The latest data from China stem from an analysis of nearly 45,000 confirmed cases, and on the whole suggest that the people most likely to develop severe forms of COVID-19 are those with pre‐​existing illnesses and the elderly.While less than 1 percent of people who were otherwise healthy died from the disease, the fatality rate for people with cardiovascular disease was 10.5 percent. That figure was 7.3 percent for diabetes patients and around 6 percent for those with chronic respiratory disease, hypertension, or cancer. While overall, 2.3 percent of known cases [in China] proved fatal‐which many experts say is likely an overestimate of the mortality rate, given that many mild cases might go undiagnosed‐patients 80 years or older were most at risk, with 14.8 percent of them dying."

...I suggested that if we took unreported mild cases into account, the actual death rate among infected people outside China may be as low as 0.5%. Skeptics greeted death rates of 0.5‐1.0% as Panglossian heresy. Yet the rigorous February 10 study I cited, from Imperial College London
, concluded the global infection fatality ratio was about 1.0. My estimate is lower than 1.0 because I exclude China where (I argue) high fatality rates in Wuhan were exaggerated by overcounting institutionalized elderly with serious infection.

..."Early estimates of the coronavirus death rate from China, the epicenter of the outbreak, have been around 2 percent. But a new report on 1,099 cases from many parts of China, published on Friday in The New England Journal of Medicine, finds a lower rate: 1.4 percent. The coronavirus death rate may be even lower, if ‐ as most experts suspect ‐ there are many mild or symptom‐​free cases that have not been detected. The true death rate could turn out to be similar to that of a severe seasonal flu, below 1 percent, according to an editorial published in the journal by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. H. Clifford Lane, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
...On March 4, The New York Times reported, "Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the organization’s director general, said in a news conference in Geneva that... ’Globally, about 3.4 percent of reported Covid‐​19 cases have died."
"By comparison," he added, " seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1 percent of those infected."

To the newspaper’s credit, The New York Times apparently felt obliged to caution readers that the WHO’s 3.4 percent death rate is quite implausible, if not wildly inaccurate: "The figure does not include mild cases that do not require medical attention and is skewed by Wuhan, where the death rate is several times higher than elsewhere in China. It is also quite possible that there are many undetected cases that would push the mortality rate lower. Still, it was the first time that the organization had offered a global mortality rate for the disease."

Ironically, my previous blog quoted Dr. Tedros Adhanom saying, "Most people will have mild disease and get better without needing any special care."

Because most cases are mild, as he said, and because mild cases are excluded by definition from "reported cases," the WHO’s alleged 3.4% mortality rate is nothing more than sensationalist nonsense.
But, but, but I thought we [the progressive humanity] finally got Trump!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/06/2020 06:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...high fatality rates in Wuhan were exaggerated by over counting institutionalized elderly with serious infection.

Who knew the Chinese had adopted a major strategy of Obamacare? See - Palin and Death Panels
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/06/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

#2  More people were killed in the recent Tennessee tornado than by COVID-19.

This virus is being pumped like crazy by the MSM this morning.

Many places are being quarantined because of this virus. However, the political campaigning and political rallies continue without any quarantine. So how much of a threat can the virus really be?
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/06/2020 8:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Betcha by the end of summer, nobody (except pros involved with vaccine) will remember coronavirus.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/06/2020 8:27 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ Costco will remember.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/06/2020 8:31 Comments || Top||

#5  It has already come to the US, people have already died, and it's just getting started. We are where Italy was 3 weeks ago. If I'm wrong you can say "I told you so" in May.
Posted by: Iblis || 03/06/2020 10:19 Comments || Top||

#6  notes:
retirement home should be prime conditions.
108 retires.
6 deaths.

Beware mortality rates. it isn't 5.something percent. We need the number recovered and the number dead. Using the number infected is often used and that gives an artificially low rate.
Posted by: flash91 || 03/06/2020 12:13 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm with g(r)omgoru #3 on this one.

For example: Remember the opioid CRISIS that had everyone pulling their hair out a few months ago? Where is it now? Was it/Is it truly a crisis? If so, where is it?
Posted by: Tom || 03/06/2020 17:33 Comments || Top||

#8  My mothers retirement home basically had a lock in for a month in which food was delivered to rooms rather than have anyone go to the communal dining area. It was about the Flu but it would have protected them just as well from coronavirus. That should be the sort of thing they do with old folks homes everywhere. Then you just have to worry about the staff and visitors.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/06/2020 17:48 Comments || Top||

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Fri 2020-03-06
  Tunis: suicide bomber explodes near U.S. embassy
Thu 2020-03-05
  Russia sends reinforcements through the Bosporus
Wed 2020-03-04
  4 L-39's and 18 Su-24's left in Syrian Airforce
Tue 2020-03-03
  Taliban Orders Resumed Attacks on Govt Forces
Mon 2020-03-02
  Turkey shoots down two Syrian fighter jets over Idlib
Sun 2020-03-01
  Iraq's PM-designate Allawi withdraws, prolonging deadlock
Sat 2020-02-29
  U.S. and Taliban sign troop withdrawal deal
Fri 2020-02-28
  Rouhani and his VP both reported to have coronavirus
Thu 2020-02-27
  Hezbollah operative killed in drone strike in southern Syria
Wed 2020-02-26
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  Hosni Mubarak sleeps with the pharaohs
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