Be afraid, very afraid, so afraid that you are willing to surrender your God-given inalienable rights to the authoritarian progressive socialist democrats…
In the final analysis, this appears to be little more than a CYA (“cover your ass”) warning designed to scare people into allowing intrusive surveillance, censorship, and other authoritarian practices.
Why do we need a standing army in Washington, D.C., if not for the optics of potential peril and panic?
Are our legislators, or should I say the majority Democrats, so afraid of what they are doing or about to do that they need 7,000 soldiers in addition to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police and the Capitol Police?
Sen. Tom Cotton: Our National Guard's Capitol mission is complete – it's time to send home the troops
The lesson of the Capitol riot is not that we should quarter a standing army at the Capitol just in case. The National Guard soldiers who deployed to protect the Capitol this month certainly deserve such gratitude. They deployed on short notice, leaving behind their families and jobs.
Despite cold weather and uncomfortable conditions, these soldiers did their duty, in the finest traditions of the Guard. Their presence, coupled with tough federal charges against the Capitol rioters, deterred any further violence; the presidential inauguration occurred without incident.
With the inauguration complete and threats receding, now it’s time, yes, to send home the troops. <Source>
Another backdoor to the surveillance state or a publicity/promotion strategy?
Without any legal protections or safeguards, will U.S. individuals eventually be panicked into giving up DNA that can be used by the government to identify criminals and the family members of people of interest?
New 23andMe Tool Assesses Risk of Covid-19 Becoming Severe.
DNA-testing company 23andMe Inc. has launched a new tool that aims to predict an infected person’s risk of developing a severe case of Covid-19, expanding the company’s bid to deliver actionable insight on health.
An algorithm was created from the data that the company says can predict the likelihood of hospitalization for those infected. The ability of companies such as 23andMe to show that DNA tests can do more than help people explore their heritage is key to the growth of the consumer genomics industry.
Anyone can use the tool. Just input data points like age, sex and pre-existing health conditions, and the algorithm will spit out the percentage of people with those characteristics likely to be hospitalized with the virus.
The tool does not incorporate genetic factors in analyzing a person’s risk, but as more research uncovers associations between genetics and the coronavirus, that may come down the line. <Source>
I find it ironic that the woke social justice warrior progressives are not calling out the company for disparate impact and a lack of access for economically disadvantaged communities. Or attempting to subsidize the service, offering tax credits, or demanding that insurance companies cover the costs.
What’s up with the “Fauch? …
When does a scientist answer “likely does” when asked an important question about a deadly subject? The truth may be that Fauci was partly responsible for the pandemic when he agreed to fund coronavirus research in the Wuhan lab at the center of the virus outbreak.
In 2019, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with the backing of Fauci-led National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), committed $3.7 million over six years for research on coronaviruses in China, according to a report in Newsweek. The research also included gain of function work, which involves manipulating viruses in the lab to explore their potential for infecting humans. The program followed another $3.7 million, 5-year project for collecting and studying bat coronaviruses, which ended in 2019, bringing the total to $7.4 million, it said. <Source>
Dr. Fauci recommends TWO masks after previously advising to not wear a mask at all
Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked on the Today Show about the efficacy of wearing two face masks to prevent against the spread of coronavirus, and he said that it "likely does" make a difference.
"This is a physical covering," Fauci said, "to prevent droplets and virus to get in. So if you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective and that's why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N95."
On March 8 in an interview with 60 Minutes, Fauci said "There's no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you're in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it's not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And, often, there are unintended consequences—people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face."
It was in April that the CDC updated its guidance on face masking and Fauci began to change his tune. The CDC said that face masks were recommended "in public settings when around people outside their household, especially when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain." <Source>
When angry, Joe is awake…
It appears that the National Baseball Hall of Shame will have no inductees this year since the “woke” sportswriters failed to support Curt Schilling, one of the best players of all time, because of his conservativism. Schilling came 16-votes shy of the 75% of the votes required with 71.1 percent. It appears that with some sportswriters, your political belief defines your character. Schilling requested to be left off next year’s ballot, the last year of his eligibility.
You can’t trust the government. You can’t trust the media. You can’t trust the science. You can’t trust the teachers. You can’t even trust sports. The only thing left is to believe in is yourself, do your own research, and make an informed bet on the odds. It's all summed up in this WWII Penny Postcard.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS