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-Short Attention Span Theater-
It's Just a Mask
[YouTube]
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 12:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In solidarity with the latest "suggestion," I'm tripling up on my codpiece.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/27/2021 20:53 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
China reportedly lying about Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to deflect study
[NYP] China is stoking fears about the safety of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot to deflect from damning studies questioning the effectiveness of its own vaccine, according to a report.

State media has ramped up coverage of baseless safety fears, accusing Western media of ignoring the deaths of 23 recently inoculated seniors in Norway, even after officials ruled that the vaccine did not play a "contributory role," the Associated Press said.

The focus on Pfizer’s vaccine came as a study in Brazil showed that China’s vaccine, Sinovac, was just 50 percent effective, despite claims it was almost 80 percent effective.

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a government-supported think tank, reported seeing an increase in Chinese media disinformation about vaccines immediately after the study was released.

The director of the Chinese Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, helped spread fears, insisting "there are safety concerns" with mRNA vaccines developed by both Pfizer and Moderna.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 11:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6683 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This guy can Gao Fu himself!
Posted by: Warthog || 01/27/2021 11:56 Comments || Top||

#2  China lying? I'm SHOCKED!
Posted by: European Conservative || 01/27/2021 12:12 Comments || Top||

#3  The Chinese dictatorship have also revived the lie that the US Army spread the virus in China.
Posted by: Big Craish6553 || 01/27/2021 12:26 Comments || Top||

#4  From what I've read the Chinese vaccine used in Brazil is highly... ineffective.

Pfizer/Biontech and Moderna look pretty good. Not so sure about Astra Zeneca yet.
Posted by: European Conservative || 01/27/2021 14:53 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm not going to use or believe anything coming out of China.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/27/2021 15:18 Comments || Top||

#6  "not going to use" is not possible
Posted by: European Conservative || 01/27/2021 15:21 Comments || Top||


COVID-19 Mortality Numbers Drop Again
[[CDC] Is The OLD NORMAL Slowly Returning?

Because for the 5th straight week the Covid-19 virus mortality numbers have declined in the USA. CDC MORTALITY DATA

Also many shoppers have noticed the abundance deeply discounted Hand Sanitizers, hand wipes and disposable face masks. 70% and even 90% alcohol and Toilet paper appears to be back in near common availability at many stores.

Ammo seems to be the new item in short affordable supply. With prices running as much as 300+% of normal, IF and when found for sale.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/27/2021 07:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hilldibrand (HI) - Batesville, Indiana Casket Company off $2.00 at the close, now at $43. and some change.

No lay-offs in sight, still working 2 shifts, 7 days per week.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 8:56 Comments || Top||

#2  The more they test positive without major health consequences, the lower the % of death rate becomes. Given the GIGO with died from Covid vs died of Covid, it's another media driven circus. Got to sell paper and airtime. Respect it, but don't panic or overkill the response.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/27/2021 9:58 Comments || Top||

#3  I have noticed them there ☺ New England Yankee & Liberal States which tend to be more suitable for a Flu type virus are suffering most.

But even Indiana Covid-19 Peaked Back in Early Dec. 2020 and has been in a decline according to Google. Google "Covid-19 Indiana"





Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/27/2021 11:00 Comments || Top||

#4  China Joe Biden says we can't refer to the Covid-19 as the China virus as did Trump and many others because it is xenophobic. No matter that other viruses have been called German measles, Hong Kong flu, Spanish flu, etc. Let's break tradition and call the China virus the "Democrat" virus since they want to own it.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2021 17:55 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
States where people live the longest
[Caledonian Record] The average life expectancy in the United States is 78.8 years, with women generally having a longer life expectancy than men. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ (CDC) mortality rates in the U.S. for 2019 show the average life expectancy for men was 76.3 years, while the average for women was 81.4 years. Most gaps in life expectancy can be explained by the risk factors that people engage in. The disparity between men and women, for example, is because women tend to engage in less risky behavior than men, and suffer fewer vehicular accidents.

People living in the Southern United States are more likely to be smokers, which is a leading cause of death. A 2016 American Cancer Society study found that cigarettes contribute to one in four cancer deaths in the country. Most of the 10 states with the highest attributable cancer deaths were located in the South, which explains why many of the states with the lowest life expectancies can also be found across the region.

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state’s average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in your state.

You may also like: States with the most multi-generational households
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 10:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, for those of you in 40 of the 50 states where people don't live as long, please feel free to keep up your Florida jibes. We promise not to think ill of you after you die first.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Something to be said for living in California after all. Most of the time it's quite pleasant here in spite of the loony liberals but then, we're not all loony liberals either. But I might have known that Hawaii would have us beat.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/27/2021 12:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Remember in the end we all die. Death is a pie chart. Move the radii in one cause of death only increases the area of another.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/27/2021 17:16 Comments || Top||


Faith Under Fire: Gingrich Warns That American Religious Liberty Is In Peril
Posted by: ee green || 01/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Just remember friends, once your right is removed by government actions, it is seldom returned without a great sacrifice.

Time is running out, you all have have tasted the effects of The Great Lockdown, the International Gulag is still in effect, your national passport is useless without your "Medical Passport".... and more restrictions on your rights will follow, just like the Sun rises in the East, your rights are Sun setting in the West.

Posted by: Albert Gloluper4107 || 01/27/2021 8:48 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Bio-warfare & Weaponization of Medicine Amid Covid (Video)
[New American] In this explosive interview with Senior Editor Alex Newman of The New American magazine, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) Dr. Lee Merrit explains her belief that America is currently facing what appears to be biological warfare. Whether the Communist Chinese released the COVID-19 virus on purpose or by accident is impossible to know, but the implications are enormous. And when it comes to the new vaccines, Dr. Merrit, a former military doctor who studied biological warfare, reviews previous animal studies on the technology underlying the vaccines and paints a dire picture. However, even though modern medical schools do not often teach it, there are ways to treat viral infections that are time-tested and effective, she concludes.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 03:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  An excellent video explaining the Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin denial.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 4:17 Comments || Top||

#2  As usual, an excellent contribution.
Posted by: Cesare || 01/27/2021 11:13 Comments || Top||


Europe
Even Europe Is Losing Patience with Iran's Nuclear Antics
See also this.
[GatestoneInstitute]
  • In recent weeks Iran announced that it had begun work on enriching uranium to 20 percent -- just short of the level required to produce nuclear weapons -- as well as informing the International Atomic Energy Agency... that it was to resume work on producing uranium metal.

  • Both these developments represent a clear breach of the JCPOA. Under the agreement, Iran committed to keep uranium enrichment at 3.5 percent, the level required for civilian use, and signed up to a 15-year ban on "producing or acquiring plutonium or uranium metals or their alloys".

  • Iran's announcement that it was proceeding with the production of uranium metal has prompted a furious response from the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany, who, in a joint statement earlier this month, warned that there was "no credible civilian use" for the element, and that "The production of uranium metal has potentially grave military implications.

  • [W]hat makes anyone think Iran would honour a new deal any more than they honoured the old one? Why enter a new sham deal at all?
  • Posted by: Cherelet Cheans5727 || 01/27/2021 02:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

    #1  Europe's loss of patience will not last.
    Posted by: BernardZ || 01/27/2021 4:57 Comments || Top||


    Home Front: Politix
    Impeach Harriet Tubman
    [RedState] I say they don’t know very much about Ms. Tubman because Democrats announced this on the same day that Democrats sent a procession of House Managers over to the Senate to deliver an Article of Impeachment against former President Trump. They are charging him with "inciting insurrection."

    If Democrats want to impeach someone for inciting insurrection, they could start with Harriet Tubman. She was one of the major planners of the attempt to take over and occupy the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859. Seventeen people were killed in that action. The leader, John Brown, was charged with treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, murder, and inciting insurrection. He and six others were convicted and executed for their roles in the attack. Had she not fallen ill shortly before the attack, Harriet Tubman might well have been among those captured and executed.

    Michigan State University maintains an extensive online history of the Civil War era, and has an entire section devoted to Harriet Tubman. The chapter entitled "John Brown’s War" tells us:

    John Brown was a famous abolitionist who was identified as being a violent abolitionist. Tubman had been an admirer of John Brown for a while. Tubman had met John Brown through fellow abolitionist Frederick Douglass. In 1858 John Brown had began to finish up his plans for the raid. When Tubman finally met with Brown he would keep referring to her as "General Tubman." After Tubman heard his plan she was on board, and was set to go and recruit men for the raid. That summer she continued to raise funds for Canada while helping John Brown. She even stayed with Douglass at the time. Tubman had suggested July 4th for the raid on Harpers Ferry. Brown and Douglass had different ideas on how the Raid was supposed to go, Douglass said that Brown’s idea was suicidal. Brown wanted to do a full scale attack instead of doing small guerilla attacks. After Brown said he would not be deterred Douglass decided to back out. Brown went ahead and attacked Harpers Ferry. The attack was ill fated as [Brown] successfully got some slaves and was able to arm them. However they were eventually defeated and John Brown was sentenced to death. In the wake of the defeat Tubman had to keep a low profile because anyone who was involved in the planning of the raid was in jeopardy.

    According to West Virginia Archives and History,

    Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman were asked to join the raiders, and Harriet Tubman agreed to participate but was ill at the time of the raid.
    History is so difficult, maybe even harder than math. Instead of a peaceful protest Tubman, unlike President Trump, took part in the planning of an anti-slavery raid. People died when abolitionist John Brown and others took-over the arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (now West, VA) prior to the Civil War. The raid was a slave revolt to dislodge slavery in the South. Like today, newspapers and politicians of the day used inflammatory terms like insurrection, treason and similar terms. Who was the Party who supported slavery at the time? Strange, how history gets distorted over time.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2021 09:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Black Lies matter.
    Posted by: Lumpy Spusoter4495 || 01/27/2021 10:01 Comments || Top||

    #2  Of course history is harder than math. Math always only has one answer and interpretive context is immaterial.
    Posted by: Cesare || 01/27/2021 10:25 Comments || Top||

    #3  Yeah, so when Washington, District of Columbia, District of Frederick Douglass Biden Bog becomes a State later this year, on day 99 of the 100 day Commie agenda, that will usher the era of appointed govenors (Barry the Sorry Toto), Virginia should request it get West Virginia back. The national flag will stay in balance 50 stars, more "dem" voters will obliterate VA from ever having another rhino in office ever, and combined with Maryland the buffer zone for any action against Biden Bog makes for a more secure frontier!

    Wow, what a plan... sarc/off
    Posted by: Gavin Knewsome2 || 01/27/2021 10:45 Comments || Top||

    #4  Soon to be a collector's item on the Antique Roadshow.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 10:50 Comments || Top||


    John Kennedy Decries Continued National Guard Presence: ‘Like A Scene From Mad Max'
    [FOX] Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy questioned the need for the continued presence of military weaponry and thousands of National Guard troops in Washington D.C. days after the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

    Thousands of National Guard troops who were brought in after the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol saw their deployments extended due to anticipated violence surrounding the impending February impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.

    Kennedy praised military members during a Tuesday night appearance on Fox News’ "Tucker Carlson Tonight," but suggested there was a "political angle" surrounding Democrats’ insistence on the continued presence.

    "[The] inauguration is over, but if you look around Capitol Hill, parts of it look like a scene from Mad Max," Kennedy told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. "I mean, there’s razor wire, fences, barricades, humvees, automatic weapons, at one point they had tanks, and the news media is always filming this stuff."
    Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 05:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Are other, even more onerous, Executive Orders getting ready to fall?
    Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 5:23 Comments || Top||

    #2  When you steal an election....
    Posted by: || 01/27/2021 6:08 Comments || Top||

    #3  Nothing says 'consent of the governed' like troops walking the streets and government buildings behind walls and barbed wire.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/27/2021 6:31 Comments || Top||

    #4  More like a scene from "The Manchurian Candidate".
    Posted by: Mercutio || 01/27/2021 7:00 Comments || Top||

    #5  the media acting like it is cool instead of hyperventilating about it should tell everyone something
    Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 01/27/2021 7:03 Comments || Top||

    #6  Either he's never seen Mad Max, or the National Guard is wearing lots more leather and colanders than I expect.
    Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/27/2021 7:57 Comments || Top||

    #7  Defenders of the Republic.
    The Leaders of the Free World.
    The Ruling Caste of the Ruling Cast.

    Can't make a fuggin movie reference.

    wearing lots more leather and colanders than I expect.

    Only guess is he was trying to reference the Department of Transportation.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/27/2021 13:00 Comments || Top||

    #8  I don't think he's seen Mad Max. He's confusing it with The Mist.
    Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/27/2021 17:35 Comments || Top||

    #9  The creatures in the Mist were better and less bloodthirsty.
    Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/27/2021 18:45 Comments || Top||

    #10  ... then the Democrats :).
    Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/27/2021 18:47 Comments || Top||

    #11  In a world of confusion, nycturia,
    And dudes like that Hu band, but furrier...
    One guy is done hidin'
    From Nazis: Joe Biden
    Is back for Three Days in Manchuria!
    Posted by: Zebulon Phose8282 || 01/27/2021 19:07 Comments || Top||


    Virginia Rule Allowing Late Ballots Missing Postmark Was Illegal, Court Rules
    [Daily Caller] The Virginia Board of Elections rule allowing officials to count ballots that arrived without a postmark up to three days after the election was illegal, a state judge ruled.

    Virginia Circuit Court Judge William Eldridge ruled the state’s late mail-in ballot law violated state statute and permanently banned the law in future Virginia elections, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) announced Monday. PILF sued the state’s board of elections in October on behalf of Thomas Reed, a Frederick County, Virginia election official.

    "This is a big win for the Rule of Law," PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said in a statement. "This consent decree gives Mr. Reed everything he requested — a permanent ban on accepting ballots without postmarks after Election Day and is a loss for the Virginia bureaucrats who said ballots could come in without these protections."
    Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 05:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6664 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  The Constitution is clear. It is the legislatures that determine the method of selecting electors, not the executive nor the judiciary.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/27/2021 6:27 Comments || Top||

    #2  A lot of bloody good this does now.
    Posted by: Raj || 01/27/2021 7:41 Comments || Top||

    #3  Why do people on the left (Donks, Rinos, and DP) want to shut off any questions regarding election fraud? Biden's installment into the Presidency had about 100 attendees and 25-30,000 National Guard. He never had more than a handful of people attend the few rallies he had.

    Maybe it's time to have a forensic audit on the ballots and returns from all of the states.

    Was he really honestly elected?
    Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2021 7:45 Comments || Top||

    #4  /\ China Joe ran a notional campaign. There was no need for a full-blown campaign effort. They already had it in the bag and they knew it.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

    #5  This is a follow up.

    Back in late Oct 2020, PILF got an injunction and late ballots w/o postmarks were not counted in the Nov 2020 VA election.

    This next ruling makes the injunction permanent.

    In any event the number of ballots in question is not particularly great. According to the USPS, fewer than 200,000 ballots nationwide were received after Nov 3, the vast majority of them with legible postmarks.

    There are other issues with voting by mail, mainly the issue of identity. In Virginia, the application for a mail ballot required the last 4 of the voter's SSN and the security envelop with the ballot required the same. The Commonwealth stated that for all mail in ballots, the SSN on the application was matched with the SSN on the ballot. This was not as tight as in person voting which, in Virginia, required an actual ID, but it should have prevented large scale fraud.
    Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/27/2021 8:37 Comments || Top||

    #6  The local rag has the deets about Judge William Warner Eldridge IV. A former defense attorney, he was elevated to “Hizzoner” in 2015 when his predecessor stepped down for health reasons.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||

    #7  the rule of law hasn't won yet. this will go through the legal process, hopefully all the way to the SC so that it's binding across the board.
    Posted by: Herb Big Foot2665 || 01/27/2021 10:14 Comments || Top||

    #8  Welcome Instapundit readers!
    Posted by: Steve White || 01/27/2021 10:40 Comments || Top||

    #9  going forward a good change to make for voting by mail would be to require both the last 4 SSN and also the driver's license (or State ID).

    The SSN is needed because non citizens can only get a SSN with an approval from DHS.

    The Driver's license is needed because the DL is linked to a home address in the State where the vote is cast and thus can be verified more easily.

    Even with this augment there will be some fraud, e.g., people voting for recently deceased relatives, people voting by taking info from residents of long term facilities, people voting who have recently moved and still have their old driver's license and so forth. But the duel ID requirement for mail voting ought to decrease the fraud by a significant amount.
    Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/27/2021 10:56 Comments || Top||

    #10  Lord Garth, But the duel ID requirement for mail voting ought to decrease the fraud by a significant amount.
    Decreasing the fraud by any amount is exactly what the Dems don't want
    Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/27/2021 11:30 Comments || Top||

    #11 

    OK !!!!!VA has a ruling.
    But likely there is NO way to UN-COUNT the illegally allowed Ballots and UPDATE the election with the CORRECTED vote totals is there???


    Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/27/2021 11:37 Comments || Top||

    #12  If no recount, thow the whole thing out. Redo, new military rules, like we do in 3rd world s-holes.
    Posted by: Spavins Panda2219 || 01/27/2021 13:22 Comments || Top||

    #13  to #5 ... the fraud commes when the 'machine' rejects a ballot and sends it to a person or program that decides what the voter meant to markk. and then marks it accordingly. FFraud also occurs when ballots 'mysteriously' appear and miraculouly change a total. There were some msm programs where the live total mysteriously changed from 75% to 71% suddenly increasing the number od voters i a district.
    Posted by: irish rage boy || 01/27/2021 13:56 Comments || Top||

    #14  @#11. They could reject next day jump drive ballot harvesting for Jennifer Wexton and Abigail Spanberger; but they won’t.
    Posted by: Airandee || 01/27/2021 14:08 Comments || Top||


    In Hard-Hitting Press Conference, Press Demands To Know Biden's Favorite Disney Princess
    [Babylon Bee] In a brutal press conference this morning, courageous journalists asked hard-hitting questions of the incoming administration. In one particularly tense exchange, Press Secretary Jen Psaki was forced to reveal President Biden's favorite Disney Princess.

    "Please, Miss Press Secretary, Please! Please!" asked CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins. "We need to know President Biden's favorite Disney princess! Is it Belle? Or maybe Jasmine?" she said while waving her hand and jumping up and down.

    "Wow, what a fantastic question," responded Psaki. "I haven't asked the President that, so I will have to get back to you. Whoever it is, I'm sure his favorite is an empowered woman of color."

    Undeterred, the press pool continued to follow up on the question, demanding a clearer answer.

    "OK, fine," responded a slightly frustrated Psaki, "It's Moana. His favorite is Moana."
    Which one is that?
    "NO IT'S NOT!!" came a muffled voice from behind the curtain that sounded a lot like Joe Biden. "My favorite is that one with all the hair! Rappatootie! Rattatatpunzle! Refunzle! Whatever her name is! Hey! Let go of me! Where are you taking me?"

    There was the sound of a scuffle from behind the curtain and the voice faded away.

    As the press conference resumed, journalists continued to grill the Press Secretary, asking further questions like:

    "Does President Biden prefer puppy kisses or kitty cuddles?"
    "Team Edward or Team Jacob?"
    I’m not up on these gentlemen, either.
    "So... does President Biden like being President?"
    "Who is his favorite ninja turtle?"
    "Gryffindor or Hufflepuff?"
    "Can I go to the bathroom please? I'm sorry, MAY I go to the bathroom?"

    Journalists everywhere have praised Biden's new press conferences as "A welcome return to civility and truth."

    The New York Times also praised the press conference and ran a 12-page in-depth report on why Biden's choice of Moana as the best Disney princess is brilliant.

    So refreshing!
    Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Isn't this question more Hunter's area of expertise?
    Posted by: Thraise Munster2666 || 01/27/2021 0:20 Comments || Top||

    #2  Nah. Hunter's more into Snow White because she has all that snow...
    Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/27/2021 0:43 Comments || Top||

    #3  Sleepy does seem to be kind of creepy about little girls.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

    #4  Between JohnQC's observation and a new princess movie coming out..
    I am out a dollar.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/27/2021 10:32 Comments || Top||

    #5  Unfair, how can you tell what their hair smells like form the animated screen version?
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/27/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

    #6  'I figure they smell like Brownies.'
    /Uncle Joey
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/27/2021 11:12 Comments || Top||

    #7  Darn. I had to read the article and then look at the byline to see that it was a Bee story.
    They're getting really, really good.
    Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/27/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

    #8  Shelob?
    Posted by: Silentbrick || 01/27/2021 16:08 Comments || Top||

    #9  For pedophile hair sniffing Joe?
    Posted by: Woodrow || 01/27/2021 16:43 Comments || Top||

    #10  Well, considering who he picked for a VP....yeah, Shelob.
    Posted by: Silentbrick || 01/27/2021 16:45 Comments || Top||


    Science & Technology
    Agent Orange Exposure Doubles Risk of Developing Dementia, Study Finds
    [MIL.com] A new study of more than 300,000 Vietnam-era U.S. veterans has found that those who were exposed to Agent Orange are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia as those who were not.

    The new finding, published Monday in JAMA Neurology, is among the most substantial to date linking cognitive decline with chemicals used for defoliation during the Vietnam War.

    For the study, researchers at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System examined the medical records of thousands of veterans and found a two-fold risk of dementia for those whose medical records indicated evidence of exposure.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Could potentially lead to research that would give insights into dementia development mechanisms.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2021 9:10 Comments || Top||

    #2  I'm not sure that explains Uncle Joey's story about how him and Jane Fonda stormed a South Vietnam POW camp with an orangutan but he forgot how to use his pen but then vanilla pudding.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/27/2021 10:34 Comments || Top||

    #3  Note that the paper states "presumed Agent Orange exposure". No mention in the abstract as to whether they controlled for the level of alcohol consumption.
    Posted by: bbeck || 01/27/2021 11:51 Comments || Top||

    #4  so biden was in nam
    Posted by: irish rage boy || 01/27/2021 14:06 Comments || Top||


    Government
    Your Government is Afraid of You
    [GatestoneInstitute]
  • The Swamp is terrified of Trump – still. That explains their fixation on eradicating him and his movement.

  • You are also supposed to ignore the facts concerning months-long violent protests with killings and burnings across America's cities by Antifa and BLM. Months ago, Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser, demanded that the National Guard withdraw from her city amid violent demonstrations. She then named a street after those demonstrators and allowed them to paint their motto across the entire street.

  • Watch for the same sort of public treatment and language applied to Trump supporters going forward. It is consistent with a government that is in fear of its own people. The type of government that has 25,000 soldiers guarding a few politicians in an empty city.
  • Posted by: Cherelet Cheans5727 || 01/27/2021 02:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  And we are coming for you.
    Posted by: || 01/27/2021 5:56 Comments || Top||

    #2  And you know what is said about cornered rats.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2021 9:19 Comments || Top||

    #3  The government only need to be afraid when they are doing something wrong, like now. They need to be very afraid.
    Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/27/2021 10:02 Comments || Top||


    -PC Follies
    Powerline has gone full deep state
    [PowerLine] A DOJ Coup Attempt? No, An Honest Disagreement About The Election.
    Maybe if you work at CNN or Pravda
    The mainstream media has been promoting the story that, in early January, President Donald Trump entertained a plan to replace Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with an Assistant Attorney General who wanted to pursue claims of voter fraud. The Assistant in question is Jeff Clark whom I got to know, and like, when Democrats were blocking his nomination.

    The story, which first appeared in the New York Times, is that Clark came to believe that the election had been stolen from Trump. He wanted his boss, acting AG Rosen, to pursue the matter and to hold a news conference to announce that the DOJ was investigating serious allegations of fraud. Rosen refused.

    Clark, the story continues, got the ear of President Trump who, as a result of their discussion, considered replacing Rosen with Clark. This led to a showdown meeting at the White House. According to the Washington Post:

    Personally, I think Jeff exercised poor judgment. The cause was lost (maybe justly so, maybe not). Realistically, there was nothing to gain from encouraging Trump to fight on, and something to lose.
    After reading Paul Mirengoff's line "Trump played into his enemies hands by not having accepted the result of the election by the end of the year, if not sooner" I found myself needing a sand blast shower. Powerline gone to the Orwellian dust bin.
    Posted by: Woodrow || 01/27/2021 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Picture may be appropriate in the sense that some people see what's about to befall and are desperately trying to avoid the unavoidable. They're afraid of the consequences of a civil war and its utter destruction on what they cling to and hold dear. There were thousands of Englishmen in the colonies who acknowledged that the King's government was wrong but could not give up consent or loyalty to the Crown. The Powerline folks would rather quietly get into the boxcars than endure the destruction that is ahead.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/27/2021 6:18 Comments || Top||

    #2  Steve Hayward blocked one of my comments last year - I told him what I thought about it and haven't read Powerline since.
    Posted by: Raj || 01/27/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

    #3  Follow the $$

    These guys are corporate lawyers.

    If they support T in any way -- including pointing out the obvious fact that the recent election was a shambles and in no way worthy of our great republic -- then their livelihoods will be destroyed. OF COURSE they will abandon truth & turn on T
    Posted by: Albert Tojo8021 || 01/27/2021 10:13 Comments || Top||

    #4  Paul Mirengoff lives in Maryland and tends toward being a blue-state RINO. I stopped reading any of his articles. They blocked one of my comments, because I suggested doxing traitors, and banned me from commenting. Doxing is a much less severe penalty for treason than the traditional execution. So I no longer read PL much.
    Posted by: ray || 01/27/2021 12:32 Comments || Top||

    #5  Paul has his fans over there but I would guess they are fewer and fewer.
    Posted by: Jiggs Javirong2320 || 01/27/2021 12:47 Comments || Top||

    #6  Hard for me to let go of Powerline. That's where I first found a link to Rantburg many years ago.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/27/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||

    #7  Since then I have learned a lot from the site, most notably about Ilhan Omar and, more recently, the George Floyd toxicology report. The impression I got from reading an article there a week or so ago, not this one, was that Trump was probably right but his legal team wasn't up for the case. Sorry, but Rudy might be past his prime.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/27/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||

    #8  ^^ yeah, sounds about right.
    Posted by: KBK || 01/27/2021 16:19 Comments || Top||

    #9  Always great observations from Burgers!
    Posted by: Woodrow || 01/27/2021 16:43 Comments || Top||

    #10  Conclusion from this discussion: Powerline is very good at some things, but limited, making them a vast improvement over most members of their profession. Worth checking from time to time for the things they do well, like Ilhan Omar shenanigans, and the rest of the story for George Floyd-type events.

    One of the jobs of a lawyer is to say, “From what you showed me, it looks like you’re right. But even so you can’t win the case, and I would be wasting your money if I advised you to try.”
    Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2021 16:59 Comments || Top||

    #11  There was a disputed presidential election in 1876 which went like this: when votes were counted the Democrat candidate (William Tilden) had the most electoral votes. Some Republicans realized that if they could win the vote in three Southern States they could have the Republican candidate win. They then had the Republican controlled legislatures in those states submit alternate electors, and some Senators argued that the Democrat electors had been illegally selected. They claimed that steps had been taken to intimidate Blacks from voting and these steps violated the constitution.
    This led to invocation of an investigatory commission, fierce partisan bickering, and ultimately Rutherford B Hayes became president.
    President Trump was following the same path. Republican legislators in the disputed states submitted alternate slates of electors. Trump intended to submit evidence of illegal activities in each of the five disputed states. In Georgia, for example a surveillance video clearly showed illegal activity by counting votes after Republican poll watchers were told to leave.
    In another state boxes were set up in Democrat dominated areas in which anyone could place ballots (millions of extra ones had been illegally distributed) without addresses or signatures being checked at all, whose votes were counted, in another voting rules were changed by executive order close to the election in violation of state law, and so on.
    Several senators were set to protest the election, which would have left it up to the House of Representatives with each state having one vote, for deciding who would be president. Republicans had control of a majority of the 50 states.
    The Democrat leadership feared that Trump woul be able to duplicate the successful Republican effort in 1877. They made every effort possible to convince the people of the country that Trump was a criminal for not conceding before the Senate met and the election could be protested by Republican Senators.
    They seem to convince the Wall St Journal editorial page and most of the Powerline people. Nut Trump pressed on.
    I now believe that the Capitol riots were planned by the Democrat leadership, to discredit Trump and to prevent his succeeding with it. Antifa, which has been coddled by all Democrat leaders was, according to many videos taken, and reports by experienced riot investigators, heavily involved in instigating leading and performing violence. The Capitol Police (controlled by Democrats) did some utterly crazy things to forward the riot- including shooting the woman, opening the outside door letting hundreds in afterward, teargassing the crowd, where crowd members could not move in any direction.
    The press and the internet titans declared Trump responsible for the violence by 1. not conceding before it, and 2. instigating it in his speech (which he did not do). And what was the message that got him banned from whatever? It was his statement of sadness about the violence and his telling his followers to go home peacefully.
    And ever since the pro Chinese? Democrat media has sought to silence anyone even saying a good word about the traitor Trump.
    To me all this sounds like a successful violent campaign to prevent Trump and his allies from proceeding with their plan to pull a Hayes-Tilden on them.
    Posted by: daniel || 01/27/2021 17:23 Comments || Top||

    #12  Sound like a Coup to me. And not bloodless - people were killed.

    Also - where are the riots and 'mostly peaceful protests' over the woman who was shot? It's almost as if someone doesn't want it investigated very closely.
    Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/27/2021 18:43 Comments || Top||


    To Insults Of U.S. Troops, Biden Administration Adds Forcing Female Soldiers To Shower With Men
    [Federalist] Women-only teams at military schools, colleges, and service academies will have to accommodate biological men, regardless of the harm done to women.

    Military women and athletes deserve respect and fair treatment, but medical issues that detract from deployability and combat readiness are even more important. Consider extensive data published in the 44-page Defense Department report, which justified the 2018 DoD policy regarding transgender people and persons diagnosed with gender dysphoria. The report followed six months of study by a panel of experts, and it cited Military Health System data gathered during the years Obama-Biden transgender policies were in effect.

    During that time, 994 active-duty servicemembers diagnosed with gender dysphoria accounted for 30,000 mental health visits, and their medical costs increased almost 300 percent. In some commands operational and maintenance funds were diverted to pay for active-duty transgender servicemembers’ extensive travel to obtain specialized medical care.

    Some units also had to bear high operational costs when individuals preparing for gender transition could live a double life during three to twelve months of “real life experience” (RLE) away from their jobs. In addition, sadly, service members with gender dysphoria were eight times more likely to attempt suicide than service members as a whole (12 percent versus 1.5 percent).

    Individuals with gender dysphoria deserve compassion and competent psychological care, not politicized medical counselling and treatments. Such mandates disregard medical ethics, which forbid doctors to provide harmful treatments or surgeries that that will not improve and might worsen the patient’s psychological condition. Recent events suggest there will be no “conscience clauses” that respect the deeply held convictions of doctors and nurses, military chaplains, and people of faith.

    On January 17, President Trump’s Acting Attorney General, John B. Daukas, issued a 22-page memorandum titled “Application of Bostock v. Clayton County.” It analyzed the Supreme Court’s landmark 2020 Bostock decision, which found that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act bans employment discrimination on grounds of “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.”

    The ruling, inexplicably written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, did not address other issues, such as housing, education, or the military. Among other things, the Daukas Memorandum maintained that Bostock should not affect constitutional rights of religious liberty.

    Incoming Biden administration officials pounced. The Daukas Memo was immediately erased from the DoJ website, including Justice Department archives. Behold Orwell’s Ministry of Truth, stuffing wrong-thinking documents right down the memory hole.
    Posted by: ee green || 01/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Biden tries to satisfy his phantasies about being in the military and how he would like things under ideal conditions? Nekkid swimming.

    File under: Ding-A-Lings take over the govmint.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 01/27/2021 8:21 Comments || Top||

    #2  Theory: As a youth, fearless leader may remember discussions about European Athletics in Germany circa 1936; in a word Decadent as the Toronto Sun wrote in a 2018 exposé.

    So, nothing new here with the bathing arrangements, just another gauge on how low we are sinking in the West under this régime.

    Posted by: Clomoper Hupans7392 || 01/27/2021 9:13 Comments || Top||

    #3  You guys obviously haven't seen the movie version of Starship Troopers. There, men and women all showered together. So Joe is just getting ahead of the curve.
    Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/27/2021 11:33 Comments || Top||

    #4  Joe knows the American people did not elect him and he had to become POTUS fraudulantly. Therefore he will hammer Americans, our troops, etc, at every opportunity.
    Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 01/27/2021 18:05 Comments || Top||

    #5  OT: What the he-double hockeysticks is going on with Biden's earlobes?:

    Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/27/2021 20:29 Comments || Top||


    Government
    Veteran Diplomat Antony Blinken To Serve As Secretary Of State, Harshly Criticized Turkey
    [NewsMax] Secretary of State Antony Blinken agrees with former President Trump’s approach to China, which should make his career interesting.

    New US Secretary of State already kicks off tenure with harsh criticism of Turkey
    From a week ago, but on a subject we thought President Trump was too lenient.
    [AlMasdar] The President-elect Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
    ...Candidate for president in 2020. I had the great honor of being arrested with our UN Ambassador on the streets of Soweto, trying to get to see him on Robbens Island...
    ’s candidate for Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, accused The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
    ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
    of not acting as an ally, pointing to the possibility of further sanctions being imposed on Ankara because of its purchase of the S-400″system.

    Last month, Washington imposed sanctions on the Ottoman Turkish military industries due to Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, in a move Turkey described as a "fatal mistake."

    Furthermore, Blinken said at a Senate Foreign Affairs Committee meeting that discussed his candidacy:

    "The idea that our strategic partner, or so-called strategic partner, is in fact working with one of our major strategic competitors in Russia, is unacceptable."

    A day before the inauguration of Joe Biden as President to succeed Donald Trump
    ...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
    , who has close ties to Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
    ...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
    , Blinken said: "I think we need to look at the impact of the current sanctions and then determine if there is more to be done."

    Blinken continued in the same context, saying that "Turkey is an ally that does not act as it should, and this is a very big challenge for us and we are very clear about it."

    It is noteworthy to add that the sanctions imposed by Washington on Turkey had won bipartisan support in Congress, and were declared under the Anti-United States Enemies Through Sanctions Act.
    Posted by: ee green || 01/27/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  that's nice but Turkey is involved in far more mischief than just the S-400 issue

    - occupation of Syria
    - bombing of civilians in Iraq
    - aiding one side of civil war in Libya
    - jailing political opponents at home

    just to start with
    Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/27/2021 8:46 Comments || Top||



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