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  • Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News

    10/16/2020 5:52:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | October 15, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—In a last-ditch effort to stop negative stories about Joe Biden and his family from spreading, Twitter shut down its entire social network Thursday. After seeing account after account tweet out one particularly bad story, CEO Jack Dorsey realized he had to take action. Dorsey smashed a glass box in his office reading "Break In Case Of Bad Publicity For Democrats." Inside the case was a sledgehammer for smashing Twitter's servers. "Red alert -- shut the servers down! Shut them all down!"
  • (NM) Gov. announces renewed public health regulations, reiterates that more will come if alarming rise of COVID-19 is not slowed (The beatings will continue until morale improves)

    10/13/2020 2:48:42 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    NM Health Department Press Room ^ | October 13, 2020 | NM Health Department
    SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced the state of New Mexico will implement, and in some cases re-implement, several public health regulations later in the week to stem the alarming rise of COVID-19 illnesses statewide. The governor also reiterated her stark warnings from recent weeks – as COVID-19 infections have spread rapidly throughout all regions of the state, including an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations – that New Mexico may in the near future be compelled to re-enact even more stringent public health controls to blunt the spread of the highly infectious and potentially lethal virus, which...
  • The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe (Book)

    10/13/2020 8:25:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    Regnery ^ | 10 14 2020 | Jay W. Richards, William M. Briggs and Douglas Axe
    (I listened to Coast to Coast AM last night. Mr. Noory had an interview with Jay W. Richards, Ph.D.. who co-wrote the new book, "The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe". Regardless of your opinion of C2Cam it was an informative interview about how relying on so-called experts regarding Covid-19 has led to a disaster for both public health and the economy. I included a link to C2Cam. However, you have to register to listen to the interview. Below are two synopses of the book. The first from the publisher. The second...
  • Where is compassion for the millions who have suffered harm from lockdowns?

    10/10/2020 9:11:39 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October , 2020 | Bill Rice, Jr.
    I'm sure many Americans are growing tired of being labeled "insensitive" or "uncaring" or lacking compassion because we are perceived as not caring about "at-risk" people who might contract the coronavirus. Let's talk about "compassion for our fellow man." Where's the compassion for the single mom who is increasingly struggling to purchase diapers or baby formula for her children? Where's the compassion for the victims of child abuse, which is no doubt spiking due to the economic slowdown? Where's the compassion for those who have committed suicide or attempted suicide or will do either in coming months and years? Where's...
  • The Devastating Economic Impact of Covid-19 Shutdowns

    10/10/2020 3:37:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    AIER ^ | October 10, 2020 | Amelia Janaskie .. Peter C. Earle
    the impact of mandated shutdowns ... In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, widespread lockdown restrictions were imposed, ostensibly to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed and medical resources from being consumed to exhaustion. Whether policymakers purposely or out of ignorance disregarded them, the tradeoffs of stay-at-home orders were immediate and severe: a massive spike in unemployment, rivaling the Great Depression ... Among Mideast states, New York’s GDP declined the most: 39.3%. .. long-lasting nature of lockdowns on New York City. Yet compared against all other U.S. states, Hawaii and Nevada’s GDP plummeted the most: both by 42.2%. ... artificial economic slowdown...
  • Scientists Revolt: Demand End To Democrat Tyranny

    10/08/2020 12:31:54 PM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies
    National Insiders ^ | October 8, 2020 | Staff
    The COVID panic gripped the country for months, inspiring Americans to hide in their homes. But very quickly, we saw how fear and hysteria destroyed our country. The economy took a nosedive, with many deadly, unintended consequences. Yet today, many months later, some Democrats want to prolonged and increase their lockdowns. Now, thousands of medical and public health experts are demanding an end to this nonsense once and for all.[snip] But despite the fact the time has long passed for every state to reopen, dictators like Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gavin Newsom of California continue their abuse policy...
  • A Failed Experiment: The lockdowns must end.

    10/07/2020 6:33:00 PM PDT · by karpov · 19 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 7, 2020 | John Tierney
    Lockdowns are typically portrayed as prudent precautions against Covid-19, but they are surely the most risky experiment ever conducted on the public. From the start, researchers have warned that lockdowns could prove far deadlier than the coronavirus. People who lose their jobs or businesses are more prone to fatal drug overdoses and suicide, and evidence already exists that many more will die from cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, and tuberculosis and other diseases because the lockdown prevented their ailments from being diagnosed early and treated properly. Yet politicians and public-health officials conducting this unprecedented experiment have paid little attention to these...
  • Medical experts: Lockdowns do more harm than good

    10/07/2020 7:48:23 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 7, 2009 | Martin Kulldorff, Sunetra Gupta and Jay Bhattacharya
    On Oct. 4, 2020, three preeminent experts — Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard University; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, an epidemiologist at Oxford University; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a physician and epidemiologist at Stanford University — delivered the following declaration, calling for a different approach to dealing with the novel coronavirus than the lockdown model: As infectious-disease epidemiologists and public-health scientists, we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental-health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection. Coming from both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted...
  • Courts say extreme, arbitrary lockdowns don’t pass Constitution’s sniff test

    10/06/2020 6:49:41 PM PDT · by karpov · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 6, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
    As recently as early March, I thought it was ­unlikely that the United States would respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with lockdowns similar to Italy’s. While we all know what has happened since then, two ­recent court decisions underline the unprecedented and legally untested nature of the sweeping social and economic restrictions that all but a few states imposed this year. Last Friday, the Michigan ­Supreme Court ruled that a law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to shutter businesses and confine people to their homes except for Whitmer-approved purposes ­improperly delegated legislative functions to the executive branch. And last month, a...
  • Reopen Colorado now, Gov. Polis

    10/06/2020 5:15:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Backbone America ^ | October 4, 2020 | Paul Prentice
    We hear all the time about how COVID shut down the economy. That is incorrect; COVID did not shut down the economy, the political response to COVID shut down the economy. There were a series of policy choices at all levels of state and local government across the land. The economic damage from those choices is immense. This is not a natural disaster, it is a man-made disaster. National data show that U.S. real GDP fell at an annual rate of 5% in the first quarter, and was followed by 32% decline in the second quarter. This is the worst...
  • Doctor treats over 1,700 patients with 0 deaths thanks to Hydroxychloroquine

    10/06/2020 5:16:13 AM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 10 replies
    OANN ^ | 10/6/2020 | OANN
    [Video] Doctor treats over 1,700 patients with 0 deaths thanks to Hydroxychloroquine
  • Dr. Fauci Predicts When Life Will Be 'Normal' Again

    10/05/2020 7:23:06 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 3, 2020 | Leah Groth
    How long will you have to wear a mask and socially distance from those who don't live in your home? According to Dr. Anthony Fauci,the nation's go-to infectious disease expert, it is going to be awhile. During a 30-minute discussion between Fauci and GBMC HealthCare System President and CEO John Chessare, the key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force revealed that masks and social distancing are going to be the norm for over a year at least. Read on to find out why, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these Sure Signs You've...
  • Governor DeSantis says closing schools in spring a mistake (equated people fighting the return of students to classrooms as the “flat earthers of our day.”)

    10/03/2020 12:34:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Wink News ^ | October 3, 2020 9:11 AM EDT | TALLAHASSEE (CBSMIAMI/NSF)
    Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that closing school campuses in the spring as the coronavirus pandemic took hold might have been one of the nation’s biggest “public health mistakes.” And, while appearing on the Drew Steele radio show, DeSantis equated people fighting the return of students to classrooms as the “flat earthers of our day.” Florida shut down school and college campuses in March, with students shifted to online learning. DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran have pushed heavily to reopen classrooms for the new school year. “In March we may not have had all the information, but in hindsight,...
  • Michigan Supreme Court strikes down governor’s virus orders

    10/03/2020 8:31:29 AM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 11 replies
    WNEM staff ^ | 10/2/2020 | WNEM staff
    The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday struck down months of orders by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that were aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, saying she drew authority from a 1945 law that is unconstitutional. The decision is an extraordinary development in a monthslong conflict between Whitmer, a Democrat, and the Republicans who control the Legislature and have complained that they’ve been shut out of major orders that have restricted education, the economy and health care.
  • Day 200 of ‘Flattening the Curve” AKA The Deep State’s Plot to Drive Us Crazy, Make Us Stupid, and Take Over the World

    10/01/2020 8:48:53 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 24 replies
    Vanity | October 1, 2020 | Me
    In just less than 20 minutes it will be 200 days since the institution of the infamous Flattening the Curve. Two weeks, they told us, for two weeks we need to work from home, close non-essential business, cancel concerts, baby showers, bingo games, etc., yada, yada, you know “the thing” (to show my solidarity with a certain presidential candidate) in order to give hospitals a chance to gear up for huge, terrible, overwhelming waves of ‘rona patients. Two weeks. Instead, two weeks has become 200 days. We can argue as to the exact start date of the implementation of Operation...
  • American Airlines to Begin Furloughing 19,000 Workers After Pelosi Fails to Agree to Deal with Mnuchin

    10/01/2020 1:00:23 PM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 9/30/2020 | John Carney
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Fox News on Thursday that talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had made progress, but no deal has been reached. Democrats have resisted reaching a deal with Republicans, with some Democratic politicians and strategists worried that any deal to boost the economy might help Trump’s re-election efforts. Some liberal activists oppose any deals with the Trump administration under any circumstances.

    10/01/2020 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 30, 2020 | Peggy Hall
    DENIED ENTRY? HOW TO MAKE A CITIZENS ARREST, Peggy Hall How to shop mask-free -- and what to do if you are denied entry. CAUTION: For educational purposes only! Proceed at your own risk!
  • Covid-19 in Five States, Revisited: At this point, it seems that COVID is more a political than a medical or scientific phenomenon.

    09/28/2020 9:16:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 09/28/2020 | John Hinderaker
    I haven’t written much about the Wuhan virus lately, because once it became clear that COVID posed a modest threat at most, and my own life returned to normal, I lost interest. At this point, it seems that COVID is more a political than a medical or scientific phenomenon.Several months ago, I wrote a series of posts about COVID in the five Upper Midwestern states. The comparisons seemed useful because the states are similar in many respects, but their responses to the Wuhan epidemic were very different. Now that more water has gone over the dam, it is a...
  • Farallon Reportedly Closes for Good After 23 Years of Upscale Union Square Seafood(Ughhh!)

    08/20/2020 10:54:38 PM PDT · by Vendome · 49 replies
    Eater San Francisco ^ | Aug 20, 2020, | Eve Batey
    Opened in 1997, upscale Union Square restaurant Farallon was known as much for its wild decor as for its menu of tourist-pleasing seafood dishes. The restaurant shut its doors when San Francisco’s shelter in place began in March, saying then that it would reopen when it was “allowed to return to normal operating hours.” But with normalcy still a distant hope, the restaurant has closed for good, SF Gate reports, sending an email to workers saying that the spot will not reopen when the pandemic ends. In recent years, the decor might have been more of a draw that the...
  • End the Lock Down ....NOW!

    09/27/2020 8:18:12 PM PDT · by Vendome · 55 replies
    Vanity | 9/27/2020 | Vendome
    I have spoken with several friends who are democrats over the past 3 days and even they have had enough. To a person they believe this is 1984 and it's wrong. If there is a single topic that unites all of us it's this. The whole thing is bunk The givernment is setting themselves up for something they won't be able to control once that fuse is lit or that fateful day they meet us "On The Green"