[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?:
Yippy, this is gonna hurt me more than it does you.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
03/06/2020 12:25 Comments ||
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 ||
Well Greece won't answer the call of Article 5 and I don't know who else will. Belgium maybe? Portugal?
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 ||
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 ||
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 ||
#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.
[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.
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 ||
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 ||
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 ||
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.
[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.
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
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 https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-2019-nCoV-severity-10-02-2020.pdf
, 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." https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387
...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." https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-media-briefing-on-covid-19---3-march-2020
"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!
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.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.