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MODERN GOP MONETARY POLICY

With the national debt approaching $29,000,000,000,000 ($29 trillion), it is time to revisit raising or suspending the debt limit.

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Once again, on December 15, 2021, the artificial deadline for raising the debt limit is fast approaching. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are being whipped into a frenzy because the House and Senate appear to be in play during the 2022 mid-term election cycle and a power shift is both likely and imminent. If history guides GOP monetary policy, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will cave – after feigning a fight in the democrat-controlled media.

The only real question is, can the GOP sacrifice enough retiring or safe-district GOP members – especially those who are already hated RINO (Republican In Name Only) aisle-hoppers – to allow a Democrat victory?

Why raise the debt limit?

(1)  All current spending has already been covered, and raising the debt limit only enables future spending.

(2)  Most budgetary increases are formulaic and unnecessary.

(3)  There is enough pork, waste, fraud, and abuse to provide additional funds for emergency purposes. Witness the fraud in the unemployment system.

Preventable foreign-fraud schemes netted $175 billion, much of it going to governments

As the coronavirus pandemic raged, Uncle Sam was doing more than putting money in unemployed Americans’ pockets — the federal government was also shipping tens of billions of dollars overseas to fraudsters working with the country’s most prominent adversaries, such as China and Russia.

Haywood Talcove, CEO for LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ government division, says 40% of the more than $700 billion spent on unemployment went to fraudsters.

Most of that ill-gotten money — $175 billion of it — went to overseas actors. And most of that, perhaps $140 billion, went to organizations that are state-sponsored. <Source>

(4)  Time is running out for a Democrat House majority, and the progressive communist democrats need an increase in the debt limit to move their toxic communist agenda to destroy our nation forward.

(5)  While individual Republicans want more district-level pork-barrel spending to enhance their re-election campaigns for 2022, it is unnecessary given the current and growing dissatisfaction level with the progressive communist democrats.

Bottom line…

We are screwed if we do not hold the GOP responsible, collectively and individually, for its actions.

-- steve


“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



THE SALVATION ARMY BELIEVES YOU ARE A RACIST WHETHER YOU REALIZE IT OR NOT

Donating cash and merchandise was a Christmas tradition until the Salvation Army broke the faith and peddled Critical Race Theory, which proclaims I am a racist, conditioned by systemic racism and acting out of ignorance…

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Despite their forced apology, or should I say non-apology, there is no way I can consider the organization to be anything less than a moral cesspool tainted by un-American Marxist claptrap, which seeks to divide rather than unite.

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WHAT IS RACISM?

DEFINITION
The prejudiced treatment, stereotyping or discrimination of POC on the basis of race. Racism also refers to the system of social advantage and disadvantage or privilege and oppression that is based on race.8 Racism is a marriage of racist policies and racist ideas that produces and normalizes racial inequities.

[OCS: This is textbook Marxist rhetoric. You notice that they fail to note that racism is the outcome of identity or class politics where superficial characteristics are exploited to gain political power. And, inherent in the definition, we find one-way racism, that of white people discriminating against people of color (POC) as if virulent POC racism and animosity toward whites doesn’t exist.]

WHAT DO WE HOPE TO ACHIEVE?

The desire is that Salvationists achieve the following:

  • Understand and acknowledge the definitions of race and racism and how the social construct of race has affected society.
  • Hear first-hand testimonies of racist treatment and come to appreciate the ways that racism has impacted fellow Salvationists.
  • Understand God’s design for a diverse and unified humanity.
  • Move from the flawed human idea of race and culture into God’s design and purpose for us to live as a unified, diverse and equitable people.
  • Lament, repent and apologize for biases or racist ideologies held and actions committed.
  • Develop action steps for continued personal and corporate growth towards a posture of humility and anti-racism.
  • Experience God’s presence

This document is filled with the type of un-American Marxist rhetoric found in books written by progressive communist democrat race-hustlers like Ibram X. Kendi and Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose screeds appear in the recommended reading. If you wish to read “Let’s Talk About Racism,” it can be found here.

Salvation Army pushes back on criticism against guide urging white people to ‘apologize’ for racism

On Thursday, The Salvation Army back-peddled on a recently issued internal guide that urged staff members to “stop denying the existence of individual and systemic/institutional racism” after receiving heavy criticism for the material that pushed ideas congruent with critical race theory.

The organization known for its bell ringers collecting donations in red kettles outside of storefronts during the Christmas season issued a statement to combat what they called “false claims” about the organization’s beliefs and defended their “Let’s Talk About Racism” guide by asserting that they had “done their best to provide accurate information.” In the same breath, they withdrew the guide for “appropriate review.” <Source>

[OCS: It can get any worse than using racism to divide America for the purpose of gaining and maintaining political power.]

Bottom line…

I, and my ancestors, have never owned slaves, and I refuse to apologize for accepting real-world reality and attempting to live a legal and moral life. I owe nothing to nobody as they owe nothing to me. I do not regard people of color as individuals that need special privileges, nor do I attempt to infantilize them in n effort to control their susceptibility to life’s risks faced by all humans.  

Human nature abhors a vacuum and will always allow for a disparity between the strong and the weak, smart and the less smart, wealthy and the poor, the leaders and the followers, the producers and the consumers, ad infinitum. To deny this is to live in the land of self-licking lollipops and unicorns with rainbow farts.

How stupid is the leadership of the Salvation Army if they can’t see the Marxist promotion of division and their hatred of religion – especially Christianity?

If you support critical race theory, you support racism, communism, genocide, and atheism over faith, morality, and decency. 

I will no longer donate money or merchandise to the Salvation Army.

-- steve


“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



THE HIDDEN ATTACK VECTOR AGAINST THE UNITED STATES

There is no doubt in my mind that we are under attack by the progressive communist democrats who represent our enemies, both foreign and domestic. A great number of useful idiots are acting at the direction of communist-infiltrated unions, both public and private, with the teachers’ unions being the most virulent of the attack vectors.

Mathematics as a weapon…

There is absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind that mathematics is the language of science, technology, engineering, medicine, and without mathematics, all forward progress in these fields is not only halted but circumvented and regressed.

So why am I not surprised that the teachers’ unions are attempting to radicalize and racialize mathematics. Claiming that social justice and equity demand reducing mathematics to the lowest common denominator and eliminating special programs for the best and brightest children?

The idea that not giving everybody an equal chance to learn mathematics at the highest levels is racist in and of itself. Not everybody has an equal ability to learn mathematical principles any more than they have the natural athletic talent to play sports at an elite level. Short people are unlikely to compete in basketball, slight people in football, and those with poor hand/eye coordinating in almost every sport. Reality trumps racism.

The idea that numbers are racist appears to come from flawed reasoning: numbers are symbols, some symbols are racist; therefore, some numbers must be racist. Ignoring, of course, that symbology is an artificial construct that can be construed in the context of those who seek to define it. Therefore, people with neutral intent see symbols useful for mathematical operation; others, racists, see symbols as racist and signs of oppression. In reality, they are neutral symbols. Want to eliminate the racial connotations? Eliminate the racists!

The color of idiocy…

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“There’s a huge problem with math instruction right now. The way things are set up, it’s not giving everybody a chance to learn math at the highest levels.” -- Rebecca Pariso, math teacher at Hueneme Elementary School District <Source>

There is no such thing as equality in life. Human nature abhors a vacuum and will always allow for a disparity between the strong and the weak, smart and the less smart, wealthy and the poor, the leaders and the followers, the producers and the consumers, ad infinitum. Rebecca Pariso appears to live in a fantasy world. The objective, not subjective, truth is, not everybody has the ability or opportunity to learn math at the highest levels. 

The most important factors in mathematical education are:

  • Natural ability – some people do not have the cognitive ability to understand, appreciate, or utilize advanced mathematical principles outside of an immediate employment requirement. That is, you find numerous examples of individuals using advanced mathematics in their daily work but applying guidelines and formulations by rote rather than possessing a deeper understanding of the principles at play.
  • Motivation – For those lacking some degree of natural ability, motivation to learn and excel is a mandatory given. For those individuals whose parents, culture, or peers do not value education or achievement beyond a particular norm they are less likely to succeed in learning mathematics beyond simple arithmetic. There is also something to be said about belief – if you lack belief in your ability to learn or apply mathematics, it is often a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • Communications – Those who cannot effectively communicate in a common language (be it English or their native language) with an instructor are likely to fail.
  • Attendance – Mathematics is a progressive science where knowledge is built upon sequential building blocks. Not being present for a single block can destroy the understanding of all that follows.
  • Instructor – An unbiased instructor with teaching ability and subject-matter knowledge is critical to the learning process.
  • Consistent rules – Everybody should engage on a level playing field; else, they do not belong there. Remedial education might allow one to gain entry, but there is no guarantee of success.

Bottom line…

MATH-TRUTH

The use of critical race theory as a guideline to the formation of teaching principles in mathematics is not only un-American, counter-productive, but it is downright traitorous as it weakens America’s ability to maintain her national security and economic prosperity at the expense of individual citizens. And I might add, legal citizens and residents.

Here in California, especially in San Francisco, where the elite are isolated from the consequences of their actions, there is a certain unreality about politics and the real world. Failures are feted as a learning experience.  And fraud is acceptable if you have up-streamed a portion to the powers that be as a license to offend or simply as tribute.

The fact that most students have issues with cursive script, telling time with an analog watch, computing without a calculator, research using books, or writing without cut and paste – and spell check, says more about today’s teachers’ unions, teachers, and administrators than it does about racializing mathematics.

IT IS ALL A DISTRACTION FROM THE WEAPONS BEING USED TO DESTROY AMERICANS FROM WITHIN.

We are so screwed,

-- steve


“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



NEW YORK TIMES: EATING THEIR OWN TO REGAIN A SHRED OF CREDIBIITY

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It appears that the progressive communist democrat’s and their favorite propaganda mill, the New York Times, are trying desperately to regain some semblance of credibility. Credibility they lost over the years by minimizing the Holocaust or serving as Stalin’s propaganda distributor during the ethnic cleansing in Ukraine. Or, more currently, after promoting that various, demonstrably false, hoaxes surrounding former President Donald Trump. The Times went so far as to resemble Pravda, the State-owned propaganda outlet in the Soviet Union.  

New York Times points out the massive hypocrisy of the progressive communist democrats when they control blue states like California, Washington, Chicago…

“It’s easy to blame the other side. And for many Democrats, it’s obvious that Republicans are thwarting progress toward a more equal society. But what happens when Republicans aren’t standing in the way? In many states — including California, New York and Illinois — Democrats control all the levers of power. They run the government. They write the laws. And as we explore in the video above, they often aren’t living up to their values. In key respects, many blue states are actually doing worse than red states. It is in the blue states where affordable housing is often hardest to find, there are some of the most acute disparities in education funding and economic inequality is increasing most quickly. Instead of asking, “What’s the matter with Kansas?” Democrats need to spend more time pondering, ‘What’s the matter with California?’” <Source

Bottom line…

No matter how much the Times attack the radical progressive communist democrat hypocrisy and public policies, people cannot easily ignore decades of censoring or canceling unflattering progressive behavior or flat-out lying about the conservative agenda. They can no longer demand people disbelieve what they hear, see, feel, touch. and experience under the progressive communist reign -- much like being unable to unsee the radical communist Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, at the elite 2021 $35,000/ticket Met Gala dressed in a designer gown saying “Tax the Rich.”

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Some things are unforgivable like destroying an individual’s inalienable rights; the U.S. Constitution, our nation, military, economy, and the exceptional American culture -- all are at the top of the list.

Truth be told, our government is complicit in helping to create the Chinese Communist Virus and the global pandemic, yet the same people are still in charge. It is time for a regime change, starting with the House and Senate in 2022 – primarying any Republican who has sold out the American people by jumping the aisle to advance the progressive communist agenda.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“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



MANY A TRUTH IS SPOKEN IN JEST

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“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



There is value in listening to a liberal...

Most conservatives ignore or downplay information originating from liberals, especially those that have been branded as environmental whack-jobs or anti-vaxxers by today's corporatized media.

kennedycoverAn untrustworthy media is more interested in protecting its corporate sponsors than revealing information useful to the general public and which may highlight significant problems with protected institutions and corporations.

There is little doubt that you could find a better example of an individual with the wealthy, educated, elite, and progressive credentials of Robert Kennedy, Jr., whose family was, and is, deeply connected with big business, scandal, and the public good.

I  suggest that you suspend your innate skepticism and consider reading Kennedy's latest book, "The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health."
Not so much for the information on vaccines or the personalities involved, but for acknowledging that we live in a post-constitutional age.

Kennedy openly and freely acknowledges the dysfunctional, dystopian state of today's existence.

Speaking to Fox News's Tucker Carlson, Kennedy starts with a fundamental observation that should resonate with anyone willing to acknowledge a professed truth.

Well, I think, you know, look, what's happened in this country over the last year, this kind of this bizarre imposition of totalitarian controls, a deconstruction of the Constitution, the-- the rise of censorship,the rise of suppression of kind of religious freedoms, of property rights, closing a million businesses without just compensation or due process, the abolition of jury trials, which are guaranteed in the Sixth and Seventh Amendment for any vaccine company that hurts you, all of these-- and the rise of kind of track-and-trace surveillance state, has been troubling to people, both Democrats and Republicans.

I've been working as an environmental lawyer for 40 years, so I understand all of these mechanisms of corporate capture, by which regulatory agencies assert control over the-- I mean, regulating industries assert control over the agencies that are supposed to regulate them, and essentially turn them into sock puppets. And I've been working on vaccine issues since 2005. And the kind of regulatory capture that you see in that space is really capture on steroids, because these agencies, FDA gets 45% of its budget from vaccine companies, from the industry.

Some free-form conversational excerpts from the transcript… [You can watch the interview here.]

tcEverything I ever put on Instagram was sourced to a government database or to peer reviewed publication. But I got-- I got thrown off for vaccine misinformation. Because that term does not have anything to do with whether it's a factually correct or not. It's simply a euphemism for anything that departs from government proclamations and, you know, corporate profit taking. If you threaten those things, then you are passing on misinformation. So anybody who wanted to criticize the government, they got rid of. That's why we had the Revolution, so that we could criticize the government. And yet-- and we put that first, and yet it's gone.

Then the next thing they go after, the other half of the First Amendment, Freedom of Religion. They closed every church in this country for a year, and they keep the liquor stores open, by the way, without any hearing, without showing any science, without notice and comment rulemaking, no discussion, no debate. They keep the liquor stores open as essential businesses. Now, I have no problem with that, but-- with keeping the liquor stores open, but the liquor stores are not in the Constitution. The churches are. And you know, and we shouldn't be able to close those lightly without having a debate about it.

We-- then they go after property rights. They close a million businesses without due process or just compensation.That's a violation of the Constitution.

They get rid of of jury trials, Sixth and Seventh Amendment. Here's what the Seventh Amendment says, "No American shall be deprived of their right to a trial before a jury of their peers in cases or controversies exceeding $25." That's it. It's the whole Amendment. So there's no pandemic exception. There's no-- and yet, anybody now who claims to be doing a countermeasure, if you are-- it's not just the vaccine makers who you can't get a jury trial against if they kill you, but if you go into a hospital and you slip on a slippery floor that somebody negligently, you know, put bacon grease on, you can't sue for that.

You know, anybody who's involved in this project, you can't-- jury trials have been abolished. They've gotten rid of the prohibitions against warrantless searches and seizures, and we're now all part of this, you know, track-and-trace surveillance state. And on and on.

They literally have gotten rid of every Amendment except. And they've gotten due process. Due process of law. Here's what due process says. If you want to pass a law in this country, if Congress passes it, OK. You know, we vote for Congress. If we don't like it, we can vote them out. But if an agency passes it, they have to do certain things to make sure there's democracy involved. They have to put a notice of the rule-making, publish the proposed rule. They have to publish a environmental impact statement explaining all the science behind the proposed rule, citing the studies, citing their rationale. An economic impact statement showing how each person in society will get hurt. And a regulatory impact statement, to make sure the costs meet the benefits. Then they have to have notice and comments. So we get 30, or 60, or 90 days where everybody sends in letters and says, this is going to-- For example, a guy could say, you know, I own a kayak company. I can't put masks on my clients because it could kill them if they fall over. So I should be exempted. Those are the kind of things you do with notice and comment. And the government has to respond, narrowly tailor the rule so it only does what it's intended to do and doesn't affect other people.

And then you have a public hearing, where Tony Fauci could bring in his experts to say why masks work, why lockdowns work, why social distancing works. And we can-- other people who oppose him can bring in theirs. And you have a case that's published and everybody watches it, and then there is an appeal. None of that happened. It was just a doctor who has never treated a COVID patient, saying one week masks don't work, then a month later everybody putting them on, and not signing one study to justify that change. It was government by diktat. And so, during that first year, we literally got rid of every Amendment to the Constitution, except the Second Amendment. It's the only one that's left.

And you know, what I tell people is, you know, we have to-- have to love our freedom more than we fear a germ. We have to. And you know, even-- and I would even, you know, remind people that even if this was the disease that they say it is, there's worse things than death.

And there was a whole generation-- and that may sound cold and people get mad at me for saying it, but we're lucky that it was a whole generation of Americans in 1776, who said, it would be better to die than to not have these rights written down. And they gave us that. They gave us a gift of that Bill of Rights.

And in one year, at the bidding of a doctor, because he's telling us, you know, you need to do this to save them, and orchestrated fear, and, you know, all of the weird stuff they did with the numbers, which is not what public health is supposed to be doing, in one year, all of those rights have been taken away from us.

And you know, we-- we, Democrats and Republicans, need to stop fighting each other and we need to start fighting the bad guys, the people who are taking away everything we value, everything. There's no such thing as Republican children or Democratic children. You know, our kids deserve to have the same Bill of Rights that our parents gave us, and people need, whatever their fears are, they need to put those aside and, you know, and demand that we get those things back.

Bottom line…

Something is wrong with today's governmental influence on the business of medicine and vice versa, specifically with the creation, permissions, and promotion of therapeutics and the need for legislation to shield big pharma from the consequences of their actions, whether negligent or not.

Kennedy does not appear to have "the answer," but he has done a fine job exposing and exploring the fundamental problems involved with "regulatory capture" by the pharmaceutical industry. Unfortunately, someone afflicted with a life-altering ailment has little or no choice other than acknowledging the risk of adverse events and rolling the dice, and praying that they are not among the statistical casualties of adverse events.

We are so screwed by events beyond on control. But we fight on. Exposing the truth to the ignorant.

-- steve


“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



LITTLE JERRY AND HIS WARPED SENSE OF JUSTICE

I find it almost unbelievable that this hyper-partisan piece of progressive communist democrat garbage heads the judiciary committee and tells the American public another bald-faced lie…

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Kyle Rittenhouse was not an armed person crossing state lines looking for trouble, AND the rioters, looters, and arsonists were not engaged in a First Amendment-protected protest. So say a sovereign jury of his peers.

Bottom line…

I would suggest that Jerry Nadler is more dangerous to our Constitution, nation, and the rule of law than the president of the People's Republic of China, Comrade Xi Jinping.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“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



THE DAY AFTER

While the progressive communist democrats continue their radical transformation of an imagined systemically racist America and shun any notion of American exceptionalism, tell them to “bugger off” and continue to enjoy your blessings today. Not by shopping, not by attacking the leftovers, but by reminding yourself that this pathetic minority can only succeed if we do nothing to stop them.

So, in preparation for the continuing fight, use today to rest up, recharge your batteries, strengthen your resolve. Putting your mind at rest in the belief that good will triumph over evil and life’s pendulum will swing back – perhaps not as far as you might wish, but far enough to provide additional breathing room to right a foundering ship of state.

-- steve

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“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



ONE CITIZEN SPEAKING WISHES YOU A HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Take time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in your life.

If the video is missing, you can find it here.

Wishing you and yours a safe, healthy, Thanksgiving. Be thankful for those who fought and died to secure your freedom today.

ArmedServices-MIA--steve


“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



EVEN WHEN THE INFORMATION ORIGINATES WITH CORRUPT OR IGNORANT POLITICIZED PUBLIC OFFICIALS?

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I have long said, “opinions are like assholes; everyone has one.” And, as the National Institutes of Health Director, Dr. Francis Collins seems to ignore, that the Constitution’s First Amendment protects opinions.

NIH director says pandemic's toll is now on the shoulders of the unvaccinated

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, about the best ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus heading into the holiday season.

MARTIN: Well, I hope it's a wonderful occasion. You recently announced that you'll be stepping down as NIH director soon. And I just wanted to ask you and along with saying, you know, thank you for this - these years of service, what's still worrying you most about our nation's health, looking at all of the things that you've thought about and addressed in your years in this role?

COLLINS: Well, it's been a complete privilege to have a chance to serve in this role for 12 years. And certainly, looking at the COVID situation, I'm amazed at what science has been able to do to respond to this. But I'm still worried about where we are. And frankly, Michel, the thing that worries me most is the way in which misinformation and, frankly, disinformation has become so prominent in the face of a public health crisis. And it has been manipulated in some situations for political reasons in a fashion that is turning our culture wars into something really serious.

We probably lost 100,000 people to COVID-19 who were unvaccinated because they had information that told them that this wasn't something that would be safe for them. And that's heartbreaking. And it is kind of a breakdown, it seems to me, in our society of the ability to distinguish opinions from truth. And if we've lost that ability, if we can't sort through the evidence and understand what's real and true, then I worry about all kinds of other challenges that lie ahead for us.

[OCS: The truth is fairly simple: (1)  Under the United States Constitution, the government has no authority to compel citizens to take any medical treatments using drugs with adverse side-effects, unknown short-term and long term efficacy, and ignoring their might be other available therapeutics to treat the disease; (2), there is no legal or moral justification for a government to side-step the constitution by encouraging private enterprises to demand vaccination as a condition of housing, employment, or receiving other goods and services; (3), since an individual’s physiology and medical condition varies, any treatment should be based on an informed opinion guided by the physician who knows the individual; and (4) the science is unsettled, evolving, and their is credible (not anecdotal) evidence that alternate therapies may be effective for some individuals.]

MARTIN: So misinformation is the deadliest disease at this point.

COLLINS: It is. And I think those who are intentionally spreading this kind of information that they know to be false for some political or personal reasons, I really think they are the ones that we ought to be trying to track down and figure out, why are you doing this? And isn't there some kind of justice for this kind of action? Isn't this like yelling fire in a crowded theater? Are you really allowed to do that without some consequences?  <Source>

Amazingly, Collins doesn’t seem to understand that science is a methodology of controlled skepticism. One puts forth a hypothesis, designs an experiment or develops analytical methods, observes the results, publishes their findings and conclusions, and then is subject to other hypotheses, findings, and conclusions that replicate, validate, or falsify their work. An ongoing process that respects others with different viewpoints. 

The government has changed the definition of a vaccine. Now they are suggesting that fully vaccinated may not be receiving two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It might require additional boosters every six months or every year.

Who can you believe? The politicians? Public-facing scientist/doctor/politician spokespeople? The demonstrably dishonest media? Beats me. I choose to believe my own medical team and ignore the others.

Bottom line…

Many intelligent, well-educated, and well-credentialed individuals are qualified to provide alternate hypotheses, counterfactual evidence and challenge the government’s assertions. To the extent that these individuals are censored, canceled, investigated, or punished is a crime against science and the sum total of the world’s knowledge-base.

To the extent that individuals must be protected from “misinformation” for their own good, is first to assume some authority figure is knowledgeable, honest, correct, forthright, and unbiased by a personal or professional agenda; and second, to believe that the government or an individual has a legal or moral right to infantilize adults in some misguided belief that they, the experts and the elites, must protect individuals from themselves.

A person of science or authority” who demands blind obedience to their position is a charlatan. The person who openly invites challenge is practicing science in the noblest tradition. If the challenge proves to be false, it reinforces their position. If the challenge proves to be accurate, it advances knowledge and understanding of the matter.

One can only wonder what a Francis Collins or a Antony Fauci is afraid of? Losing their cushy well-paid job with its perks and privileges, their reputation, political standing, or place before the cameras and microphones?

As far as I am concerned, we have been screwed by both men as they have both screwed the pooch as to an effective response to the Communist Chinese virus.

-- steve


“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