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Fauci is hopping mad about the courts

Posted by M. C. on April 23, 2022

Not everyone is happy that we’re not wearing masks on airplanes anymore.

Some people are saying it’s too risky to take the masks off. But that means they’re assuming the masks do anything in the first place, and they clearly don’t. We’ve observed the uselessness of masks for a very long time now. That anyone at all is still clinging to them is astonishing.

In case you’d like to buttress your own case against them, here is the definitive masks-don’t-work episode of the Tom Woods Show:
 https://tomwoods.com/ep-2051-the-definitive-masks-dont-work-episode/
The Fauci response to the decision is worth hearing, because it says so much:

“[I’m] both surprised and disappointed, because those types of things really are the purview of the CDC. This is a public-health issue. And for a court to come in — and if you look at the rationale for that it really is not particularly firm. And we are concerned about that, about courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally public-health decisions. This is a CDC issue. It should not have been a court issue.”

We already knew that’s how Fauci felt about restraints on him or on “public health” at large, but it’s refreshing to hear him state it so clearly.

We can’t have legal recourse against these people because they’re looking out for what’s best for us.

This is how every dictator speaks. Dictators rarely say: “I’m ruling over you because I’m an evil bastard.”

Not to mention: so-called public-health experts have been embarrassingly wrong about masks again and again. Their so-called studies amount to isolating a narrow period of time in which a masked area had better results than an unmasked area. But when you zoom out and look at the entire Covid period we’ve lived through, that pattern no longer holds. They are trying to snow the public. There is no other explanation for behavior like that.

Even someone like CNN medical commentator Leana Wen, who went so far as to favor mandatory vaccination for interstate travel, has said that cloth masks — which Dr. Fauci still defends — are nothing more than facial decoration. But we’re supposed to believe that enough unanimity exists on masks that challenging them is unthinkable?

Fauci’s star keeps fading, as fewer and fewer people care about his recommendations.

It’s about blankety-blank time.

If you took my advice, on the other hand, then (1) you’ve avoided masks because you know they’re useless, and (2) you spent a little time yesterday away from the crazies who hate you and think nothing of ruining your life, and instead did something enriching: you learned about how to create the kind of membership business I myself have three of, and which are an excellent way to create a comfortable side hustle for yourself for when the SOBs come after you again.

For those of you who may not have time for a three-day workshop on the subject, my old podcast guest Stu McLaren is offering a one-session summary version this weekend.

Reserve your spot, or AOC wins:
 http://www.tomwoods.com/membershipwebinar
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Dishonesty is a Bad Business Plan

Posted by M. C. on February 12, 2022

“Perhaps for the ruling class the only thing that would be more terrifying than seeing children go to school without masks is the idea of losing elections.” — Grace Curley, The Spectator

James Howard Kunstler

The whopping untruths launched onto the people of Western Civ by their governments reformatted the brains of millions so badly that they shuffled obediently into a mass formation and ran over a buffalo jump. What a stampede it has been!

But suddenly, the remaining buffaloes are balking at the cliff’s edge, seeing the bodies pile up below. Some of the bulls have even turned the other way and started charging back across the darkling prairie at the creatures driving the herd with their klaxons of deceit. All authority, from Vienna to Vancouver, stands revealed as psychopathic — it apparently seeks to kill and injure as many as possible. Talk about the needle and the damage done! Why else persist with vaccines that don’t work and which provoke the most lethal disease mechanisms as side-effects?

The most mysterious element of the story, of course, is what motivated the various actors in this accursed melodrama. You could start by asking Dr. Anthony Fauci why he suggested this week the need for yet another round of the same mRNA booster shots that already proved completely ineffective against the omicron generation of Coronavirus. People are dropping dead from the boosters. Each successive shot sends a fresh cargo of toxic artificial spike proteins into the bloodstream, which remain at work for more than a year, insidiously gumming up the capillaries of vital organs and throwing toggle switches in the coded proteins of immune systems that turn off the body’s natural defenses against a panoply of diseases, including cancers. The life insurance companies are starting to notice and squawk about the astounding rise in all-causes mortality. Nobody else in the loop dares to speak up, most conspicuously the doctors, except a brave few… McCullough, Malone, Kory, Bhattacharya, Kheriaty, Cole, Risch, Marik, Urso….

Dr. Fauci, of course, has an entire career of public health malpractice to cover up. In his quest for medical immortality, he bungled the institutional response to the AIDS epidemic, introducing toxic drug protocols still inexplicably in use today — namely, AZT, which got FDA approval despite its botched 1986 Phase II trials. Next, Dr. Fauci attempted a miracle cure for the terrifying Ebola virus: remdesivir. More botched trials. Anyway, the drug didn’t work against Ebola. But he hauled it out again for his crowning creation, Covid-19, and got the NIH to anoint remdesivir as the standard-of-care for hospital in-patients — at the same time that he got the bureaucracy to ban and demonize effective early treatment protocols, including ivermectin and HCQ — while pushing his next-gen miracle cure, the mRNA vaccines, which also flunked their rushed and inept trials.

Remdesivir provokes renal failure in five days, leading to fluid build-up in the lungs, and the doctors were unable to discern the deadly side-effects from the supposed symptoms of Covid-19 itself. What’s more, the public health authorities gave a $17,000 bonus to hospitals for each course of remdesivir given, and additional cash for reporting deaths as Covid-related. Quite a racket. The net result is hundreds of thousands of deaths from mass medical malpractice, and ultimately the ruin of the entire racketeering-based US medical system.

Henceforth, doctors will have to battle strenuously against being regarded as dangerous quacks, while the entire scaffold of conglomerate hospitals and group practices founders and falls. You have no idea what a shitstorm of lawsuits is barreling toward the medical establishment when the fog of propaganda finally lifts and the public can see what has been perpetrated against it. Criminal indictments against Dr. Fauci and some of his colleagues should follow in a sane world, and there’s a chance that the world is beginning to swerve back a little closer to sanity — where a respect for truth and the rule-of-law can re-energize the collective public conscience.

The Democratic Party rode this public health fiasco into power in the USA and has abused its prerogatives exorbitantly in its quest for power without purpose… other than for more power to push people around. The Democratic Party used Covid to enable the ballot fraud that drove its nemesis, Mr. Trump, from office — and dearly wanted the same excuse to use it again this year. For weeks now, the party has been dithering between a quadrupling down of its insane Covid mandates and the fretful recognition that too much news of its Covid crimes and turpitudes has gotten out.

Tens of millions heard the three-hour Joe Rogan interviews with Doctors McCullough and Malone, in which they laid out the shocking facts about the rise of medical tyranny, the propaganda campaign supporting it out of the old news media networks, and the obscene machinations of a rogue pharmaceutical industry drunk on profits. Those two long and thoughtful conversations with McCullough and Malone have shifted the public’s perception of what has gone on, and their participation with other doctors in Senator Ron Johnson’s recent hearings, have thrown the Party of Covid and Chaos completely off-balance.

The uprising of Canadian truckers inspires a general resistance to being pushed around by over-reaching elected officials and their bureaucratic subalterns, and the truckers’ example is being followed all over Western Civ. Wait until the American truckers get in the act, representing a vast class of citizens who have taken a beating for more than two years and, increasingly, have nothing left to lose.

Following the lame, coordinated campaign to discredit Joe Rogan, the Democrats and their accomplices in the news media went into a desperate pivot this week, attempting brazenly to pretend that they can walk away from what amounts to their abetting of mass murder. The midterm elections loom darkly. Not only can they be kicked out of legislative power, but there’s an excellent chance that their hapless, grifter president, “Joe Biden,” can be impeached and convicted by a new Congress for bribery and treason, and the vice-president along with him for high crimes, leading to the installing of a new speaker of the house (not a Democrat) as president. Between the congressional investigations that would follow, and the appointment of a new attorney general, the prosecutions can commence and the country can begin the rehabilitation of its conscience.

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Weekly Update — Homeschooling Can Save Children from Critical Race Theory and Masks

Posted by M. C. on February 11, 2022

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Homeschooling Can Save Children from Critical Race Theory and Masks

Posted by M. C. on February 8, 2022

National Assessment of Educational Progress indicates that, as of 2019, only 37 percent of American high school seniors were proficient in reading. The results drop to 24 percent in math and 22 percent in science. The root of the problem is government’s near monopoly of education…

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2022/february/07/homeschooling-can-save-children-from-critical-race-theory-and-masks/

Written by Ron Paul

The introduction of politicized education ideas like “critical race theory” into the curriculum of government schools is a major reason for American public school systems’ decline. In many schools, political agendas have been crowding out what many parents understand as the primary purpose of schools — educating students in core subjects such as reading, mathematics, and science.

US government data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress indicates that, as of 2019, only 37 percent of American high school seniors were proficient in reading. The results drop to 24 percent in math and 22 percent in science. The root of the problem is government’s near monopoly of education that means there is little to no incentive to stop federal, state, and local “educrats” from imposing the latest education fads on students. Any attempts by government to “fix” education, such as No Child Left Behind or Common Core, inevitably fail.

The replacement of education with indoctrination is one reasons many parents are pulling their children out of public schools to homeschool. Of course, one main reason for the growth in homeschooling is the covid lockdowns and mask and vaccine mandates. Restrictions at schools have been especially absurd since children have tended to be in little danger from covid.

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states. However, the authoritarians who believe children’s education must be controlled by “experts” are constantly trying to undermine homeschoolers. Sometimes homeschoolers’ enemies are aided by well-intentioned homeschooling supporters. For example, there is a bill pending in the Alabama state legislature that would make homeschoolers eligible for taxpayer funding. Homeschooling advocates supporting this bill forget that government funding is inevitably accompanied by government control. Thus, any homeschooling family that accepts government money is inviting the government to tell them how to educate their children. Further, some school districts use truancy laws to harass homeschoolers. States also make parents prove homeschool students are receiving an education that meets state standards.

Fortunately, as homeschooling has become a more popular choice, many new resources have become available to aid parents who desire to homeschool their children. Among these resources is the Ron Paul Curriculum.

Students using my homeschooling curriculum can attain a superior education in comparison to standards set by politicians or bureaucrats. Instead of indoctrinating students with instruction in subjects including critical race theory, my curriculum provides students with a solid education in history, literature, mathematics, and the sciences. It also gives students the opportunity to create their own websites and internet-based businesses. The curriculum is designed to be self-taught, with students helping and learning from each other via online forums.

Starting in fourth grade, students are required to write at least one essay a week. Students are required to post their essays on their blogs. Students also take a course in public speaking.

The curriculum does emphasize the history, philosophy, and economics of liberty, but it never substitutes indoctrination for education. The goal is to produce students with superior critical thinking skills who can thrive with their individuality.

If you think my curriculum may meet the needs of your child, please visit www.RonPaulCurriculum.com for more information.


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Watch “Airline CEOs: Masks Add Little If Anything To Safety” on YouTube

Posted by M. C. on December 16, 2021

CEOs of Southwest Airlines and American Airlines testified before Congress this week that forcing people to wear masks on board their planes does little if anything to prevent spread of the virus. As predicted, Dem Members freaked out after hearing this blow to their deep faith. Also today…Cornell University closes again after new outbreak…among fully vaxxed. Navy begins booting unvaxxed sailors. South African health authorities can’t figure out why US and Europe are locking down again over Omicron.

https://youtu.be/dbnMeibIouI

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Erie Times E-Edition Article-COVID pushes Northwestern students to online classes

Posted by M. C. on November 21, 2021

Northwestern School district, Erie County PA USA

If masks work, why go remote?

The assumption is some are infected outside of school, the virus is assumed to be in house. Why else impose mandatory masks?

Going remote tells me neither the NW school district nor Erie County health believes masks work against viruses.

This is all theater geared to keep you afraid and under control. Keeping CARES “case” count reimbursements up doesn’t hurt either.

https://erietimes-pa-app.newsmemory.com/?publink=0b05832aa_1345fd5

Students in the Northwestern School District moved to remote learning Friday due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases.

The Albion-based district also canceled all extracurricular activities for Thursday and Friday evenings, with events to resume Saturday, according to information on the

Northwestern website and its Facebook page .

A Northwestern School District COVID-19 tracker on the website said that as of Friday at 11 a.m., the district had three positive cases at Northwestern Elementary School, four at Springfield Elementary, three at Northwestern Middle and 12 at Northwestern High School.

The website and Facebook post state: ‘Due to the increasing number of COVID cases and the possible exposures from various events throughout the district and weekend, the district administration, in consultation with the Erie County Department of Health, has made the decision to transition to remote learning.’

Northwestern students are scheduled to resume face-to-face learning on Nov. 30.

The calendar on the school district’s website indicates that there is no school Monday or Tuesday due to parent-teacher conferences and teacher training, respectively.

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Watch “Masks, Lockdowns & Vaccines Don’t Stop The Spread: Why Are They Still Being Pushed?” on YouTube

Posted by M. C. on November 17, 2021

https://youtu.be/dLRzoR5HebI

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Why did the flu disappear? Hint: it wasn’t the masks. – by Justin Hart – Rational Ground by Justin Hart

Posted by M. C. on November 17, 2021

https://covidreason.substack.com/p/why-did-the-flu-disappear-hint-it

Justin Hart

Viral competition! Two respiratory pathogens slug it out on the boxing ring of humanity and one comes out a victor.

Are you signed up yet? Get the deets. Get the data. Join the team.

We’ve been trying to convince Team Apocalypse that the flu was crowded out (not snuffed out by masks) for over a year or more! Low and behold—they knew this already. Our RG colleague Stinson Norwood (@snortman1776) uncovers all the key players saying the same thing over a decade ago! Viruses compete! They’ve always known. Did they forget? Or did it diminish “the narrative” so they dismissed it.

Here’s the thread from Stinson reproduced. See the whole thing here.

It’s odd to see people refusing to give up the ghost since all of this has happened before. Even Tony knew it. ‘Fauci said pandemic flus such as H1NI tend to push out seasonal flu strains. “If we get deluged with H1N1 flu, there is a good chance it will crowd out seasonal flu,”‘

link to Fauci quote from 2009 article

And here’s Fauci discussing how you might know if you have H1N1 or the seasonal flu. “it generally overwhelms and crowds out the seasonal flu” (relevant part starts at 1:23

Others knew it, too. ‘In one of the biggest surprises, the pandemic virus made seasonal viruses do a vanishing act this past winter,…’

Stison continues his thread:

Experts love trying to take credit. But elbows aren’t as sexy as masks. “Another theory…is … campaigns urging people to wash their hands regularly and sneeze into their sleeves has stymied seasonal flu. But there is no evidence to back that one up.” Clinics were empty of seasonal flu and doctors didn’t know why.

This had happened before & we didn’t understand why. This time, instead of studying it, we gave credit to cloth & sprouted a religion. “The new virus doesn’t appear to have completely muscled out other flu viruses, as some past pandemic viruses have.”

WSJ article from 2010.

Lipsitch also makes an appearance a year earlier on this topic:

A Christmas bonus from 2009: ‘Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said he thinks the seasonal strains will be crowded out this year, citing historical precedent.’

Even the great Paul Offit knew back in 2015 that masks were “silly”

Mask mandates are “a silly half-way measure that really doesn’t serve any useful purpose other than to identify a person as a healthcare worker who is choosing not to get vaccinated — selfishly,” Offit said. “You might as well wear a scarlet letter for all the good it does.”

In short – masks did NOT stop influenza… it was a knock-down throw-down of epic viral proportions and Covid came out on top.

Oh look – the flu is back!

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Masks-Erie County PA

Posted by M. C. on October 4, 2021

We sat in on a Parents Protecting Children- North Western School District Zoom meeting last night.

Has your child has been threatened, intimidated or segregated by school authorities? Has your school medically treated or masked your child without your knowledge? Has your school violated its own policies, for the worse, in the treatment of your child? Has your child’s medical exemption been ignored and violated? Have your Constitutional rights been violated?These are happening in Erie County school districts. There are ways to fight this.

First you must fully document any untoward incident. What happened, who was involved, what happened and when. Then, starting with Facebook, contact: Parents Protecting Children- North Western School District. For the General McLane district GM Parents United Coalition is the group. They can refer you to other school district groups and can enlighten on what is being done and who can help with situations like yours.

Now my humble opinion, not that of those mentioned above.Government schools are well…government. What government and other fill-in-the -blank minions want is to control you and your money. Like everything government, schools are in desperate financial shape. The money keeps flowing with each student in attendance. This is the main reason for heightened truancy enforcement. Federal covid money comes with strings. Those strings are compliance to “guidance”. Control of you and yours is their tool.

As Deep Throat said in All The President’s Men – Follow the money.

There is a Philadelphia Enquirer (!!!) article relating how lockdowns and masks have made children more susceptible due to lack of natural immunity. A rise in mental illness is also implied.

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/chop-record-high-occupancy-pandemic-drives-rsv-mental-health-cases-20210930.html

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CHOP’s beds are overflowing, but not because of COVID-19

Posted by M. C. on October 4, 2021

For the last few months, CHOP’s occupancy rate has been at record-high levels, mostly because of non-COVID-19 respiratory illnesses, and mental health crises. On several occasions, the hospital ran out of beds and had to put in

The surge is clearly traceable to the pandemic. Children who were hunkered down in relatively aseptic conditions — away from school and friends, donning masks to go out in public — didn’t get seasonal sicknesses last year, but they also didn’t build immunity to those viruses. Now that kids have resumed more normal lives, hospitals across the country are seeing an unusually big, early surge of sickness, particularly respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/chop-record-high-occupancy-pandemic-drives-rsv-mental-health-cases-20210930.html

by Marie McCullough

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia currently has fewer than a dozen COVID-19 inpatients, but the preeminent 585-bed pediatric facility is nonetheless filled to overflowing because of the pandemic.

“What we are seeing is definitely unprecedented,” said Ron Keren, CHOP’s chief medical officer. “We didn’t expect how bad it was going to be.”

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For the last few months, CHOP’s occupancy rate has been at record-high levels, mostly because of non-COVID-19 respiratory illnesses, and mental health crises. On several occasions, the hospital ran out of beds and had to put inpatients in rooms normally used for treatment or postoperative recovery.

The surge is clearly traceable to the pandemic. Children who were hunkered down in relatively aseptic conditions — away from school and friends, donning masks to go out in public — didn’t get seasonal sicknesses last year, but they also didn’t build immunity to those viruses. Now that kids have resumed more normal lives, hospitals across the country are seeing an unusually big, early surge of sickness, particularly respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

“There’s this concept of an ‘immunity debt,’” Keren said. “Kids haven’t been exposed to these viruses for going on two years, so they are vulnerable. It makes it easier for the virus to spread quicker.”

RSV usually causes coldlike symptoms, and almost all children get the infection by age 2. But it can be dangerous for premature infants, babies less than 6 months old, and children with certain congenital or lung diseases.

In response to the atypical spike in RSV, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently recommended that doctors consider giving high-risk infants a monoclonal antibody called palivizumab to prevent RSV infection.

“We normally don’t roll it out until later, but we have begun giving it to the small subset of infants who are eligible,” Keren said.

There is a much more important protective measure for all children over 6 months: a flu shot.

“The flu is much worse than COVID-19 for kids. I’m concerned about what we are going to see in the next few months with flu. It could be nastier than RSV. Get the flu vaccine now,” Keren said, adding that all adults and children 12 and up should also get a COVID-19 vaccine.

The other pandemic-related surge in pediatric hospitalizations has made a bad shortage worse. Adolescents and younger children who are struggling with severe anxiety, depression, even suicidal thoughts, have few places to go for inpatient treatment. The same is true tor children with conditions such as autism that can cause behavioral problems; the losses, disruptions, and isolation of the pandemic can worsen those problems.

“CHOP is not an inpatient psychiatric facility,” Keren said. “We can manage children and keep them safe, but we don’t have the infrastructure and are not licensed to treat them. But there is just not enough [treatment facility] capacity in the community, so they often end up staying in the hospital longer than we and the families would like.”

That situation should improve, at least a little. CHOP plans to open a 46-bed psychiatric unit in the new PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar, a 600,000-square-foot property under development at 501 S. 54th St. in West Philly.Published Sept. 30, 2021

Normally, I cover cancer, women’s health topics, and infectious diseases. Now, one infection, COVID-19, is all-consuming.

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