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General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: March 03, 2021, 02:29:14 PM »
Here's a story on it but it's Fox so y'all might not like it.

The point is that the numbers are overwhelming and the controls against spreading the virus would be laughable if they weren't so deadly. Is anyone really going to tell me that everyone coming in is tested and all of them who test positive are quarantined in a hotel room under guard like they do it in New Zealand? Of course not. As far as I can see they are just being released and are being asked to quarantine when they get to where ever they are going, and that's all over the country.

Now this next story is Canada but it brings up a good point, well actually several including how difficult it is to keep travelers from spreading the virus around but two of the best points are that the tests often give false negatives and also in Canada you need another test at the end of your quarantine and I don't see anything saying that we're doing anything like that for those coming in on our border now.

Minimizing the danger just because it's politically correct is the same type of thing that was done for the BLM protests.  And I agree that the people walking around outside were probably okay but with those numbers of people there had to be times when people outside of trust circles gathered indoors and spread the virus around too when they wouldn't have without the protests.

One bad thing about doing that is that after seeing the politically correct exceptions made at the expense of pandemic safety protocols, people look around and see the double standard and notice that ask themselves if they are the only ones expected to take this seriously?

If there's one thing Americans are good at, it's finding a reason to slack off.

Which brings me to the CDC director:

Now she is right on the money. It's finally good to have someone competent there. If there's one fault I can find in her, and it's not necessarily her fault really, it's just that I don't know if what she's saying is persuading the people who need to be persuaded. She's telling it exactly like it is. She's warning us. But some people are just too thick-headed to listen to reason, the governor of Texas among them.

Americans are looking for any and every reason to be lazy and complacent. The numbers coming down just a little bit is good enough for many of them. Biden being reckless with controlling Covid-19 and the variants coming across the border is good enough for some of them too. If the virus wasn't under control he wouldn't be opening us up like that would he?

Yeah I know y'all aren't having any of it but I'm just telling you a lot of people look at it and shake their heads and wonder what's the point. We can lockdown all we want and wear masks all we want but if we're just going to let hundreds of thousands of people in like this then it's fighting a losing battle. Again with the war comparison but it's like two flanks watching each other and as one starts to collapse the other gives up too. There are two flanks to the war on Covid-19. New Zealand knows it. Canada knows it. Hawaii knows it. Everyone knows it. But in our country half of the population is only willing to battle on one flank. Half on masks. Half on travel restrictions. And both the flanks instead of fighting the virus are determined to fight each other. That's no way to win a war.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: March 03, 2021, 11:51:23 AM »
So there aren't around ten thousand people every month crossing the border illegally without being apprehended like the situation has been for the last couple of decades? Let me just ask it outright then because I'm looking and I can't find the information.

How many people are crossing our border illegally right now without being apprehended meaning there are no checks on them at all?

I do remember that it used to be tens of thousands per month and I see an article that illegal border crossings, and by that I mean the people who are never caught, are up to pre-Covid levels.

If we're getting over 70,000 apprehensions per month then how many get through? I guess we'll never know. I suppose that's one of the great joys about living without a secure border.

Of course it's always been like that. Can't really blame Biden since he just took office. Oh wait, he's been in Congress for decades so actually he can be blamed.

I can't get through the paywall on this but there's enough information to indicate that there are a LOT of crossings. To imagine that is somehow good for the controlling the pandemic is very difficult.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: March 03, 2021, 11:30:37 AM »
Hopefully most of the stores keep their mask policies in place. If there's one that does and one that doesn't I know which one will get my business. Also, the curbside pickup is a godsend.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: March 03, 2021, 11:29:21 AM »
The conspiracy theorist in me wonders if he knows that hundreds of thousands more people are likely to die because he is opening Texas up three months too early and he's making a political calculation that it will hurt Biden more than it hurts him. This isn't just going to hurt Texans either because everyone travels everywhere and they are going to spread the pain all over the country; all over the world even. Maybe he wants to put Texas on the map by helping us develop a new more virulent more dangerous variant of our own so that the Texas variant puts all the others to shame. Of course there's the saying about not attributing to malice what is probably just stupidity but it's hard to imagine anyone is really this stupid.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: March 03, 2021, 11:23:55 AM »
“Today’s announcement does not abandon the state practices that Texans have mastered over the past year,” Abbott said Tuesday. “Instead, it is a reminder that each person has their own role to play in their own personal safety.”

Going back to basics again and I know we've been over it many times but this is the part where people's logic trains seem to jump off the rails. A person can't protect themselves from maskless superspreaders. That's the whole point that he still doesn't get. The problem is there are too many dummies. I saw a guy in Costco a couple of days ago, and yes he had his mask and that's good, but he was actually singing, loudly, in the store, to himself I guess but the point is that he doesn't get the point. As the old saying goes, the stupid shall be punished. And there's no doubt we've got a lot of just plain stupid people and there is no doubt that we're getting punished by their stupidity. It's infuriating.

Israel is having a great response with their vaccines. All we have to do is keep doing what we're doing for a couple more months. Maybe even ease up a bit on some things and pretty much just keep the masks going in crowded indoor places. Just give it a few more months. I see it kind of like being in a war against the virus and there's a relatively calm period now, ore with the death toll still over a couple of thousands a day maybe we've just gotten used to the constant shelling, but in any case people are getting complacent and seem to think it's safe so they are going to go ahead and stick their heads up. And that's when the virus snipers are going to pick them off.

Other countries are having upsurges and are restricting travel and definitely not easing up on masks. It seems like it's no coincidence that every time we let our guard down and ease up a little the virus uses that opportunity to attack with a vengeance. If we just stayed disciplined we could probably beat it but apparently we're too stupid and want to give the variants a chance to express themselves and make the vaccines less effective putting at risk over a year of hard work developing them. It's entirely possible that a variant could arise that's more transmissible, more deadly, maybe hits children harder, and against which the vaccines provide very little or maybe even no protection. I understand it usually goes the other way but not always.

And though Biden is infinitely better on masking he fails on the border. There is a border surge right now. There is no way the people coming in are adhering to all the safety protocols for instance what we see in New Zealand and Hawaii. And now to add to it a border state like Texas is going berserk and throwing off their masks like they are 70s women with bras. Every country that has licked this thing has done it with masks and travel restrictions with secure borders and our so called leaders are intent on hitting us with failures on both of those fronts, and simultaneously.  We are getting pinchered with incompetence.

We're going to need that miracle Trump was talking about or we are about to be in for a world of hurt.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: March 02, 2021, 07:56:11 PM »
Way too early.

We should wait at least until after everyone who wants a vaccine can get one and it has time to go into effect especially with the mask mandate.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: February 24, 2021, 11:43:03 PM »
It's really hard to take this disbelief in Biden's open borders policy seriously. I mean you want proof? The proof is all over the news. Me just reprinting the same news here that all of us have access to seems like a waste of time. But to be honest I guess there's nothing I do better.

"A federal judge on Tuesday indefinitely banned the Biden administration from enforcing a 100-day pause on deportations of most illegal immigrants in response to a lawsuit from Texas, which argued that the moratorium violated federal law and could saddle the state with additional costs.

U.S. district judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday, dealing a blow to President Biden’s efforts to follow through on his campaign promise to pause most deportations."

So Biden tried to do 100 days of open borders. If you're telling the vast majority of illegals that they can stay then that's open borders. Also, the idea that anyone including hopeful illegals looking at the news from other countries would think that any of this won't eventually apply to them too is ridiculous. When what was supposed to be the last amnesty is proven not to be the last amnesty, then any further amnesties are also going to be assumed to not be the last ones either.

But alright then, let's just assume for the sake of argument that Biden doesn't have an open borders immigration policy. He just has an immigration policy that is more humane and does less to deter people from coming to America. This thread is about the coronavirus so is Biden's immigration policy a good thing for helping to stop the spread of the coronavirus or is it overall not helping and not in keeping with the science that tells us that the less travel done the better?

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: February 24, 2021, 04:46:03 PM »
Biden encouraged them to come during the campaign with his promise of amnesty, obviously.

You may be right about the Trump policy of catch and send back. That would be bad enough. However, to move the goalposts, that differs from the Biden policy of catch and let them claim asylum and release them into America with legal status for a couple of years while the government slow walks their claims through the system during which time they are allowed to have families, start businesses, buy houses, and generally set down roots which should not be unended.

The apparent claim that we don't have open borders under Biden's policies is laughable. Asking for proof is also laughable. The proof is in the pudding. Maybe I should turn it around. What would open borders look like? What is your proof that we don't have them now under Biden?

Frankly, I don't see why Biden supporters don't just own it and say yeah that's right we have open borders and it's a good thing and here's why. The claims that we don't have them now under Biden and the fight to insist that we don't might lead some to wonder if that means that Biden supporters don't actually support open borders.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: February 24, 2021, 03:39:24 PM »
That really makes the point though.

If you can just keep trying until you finally make it then that's an open border. America won't stop you. The only one who can stop you is yourself if you give up.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: February 24, 2021, 07:05:43 AM »
Y'all may not like the source but here it is, and this is just one. Numerous stories confirm that the numbers are going up.

"Without even waiting for our election or heeding pandemic restrictions or the rapid increase in virus cases in the United States and Mexico, large migrant flows to our border restarted. In September, October, and November of this year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered the highest number of apprehensions and inadmissible aliens (57,674, 70,539, and 70,052, respectively), year-over-year, than at least the past seven years."

And that's just apprehensions. There's of course no telling how many people make it through unapprehended. And obviously for them there are no checks for Covid-19 and no quarantines.

And as these people travel across two continents, are they getting checked for Covid-19 at each major new population center they enter? Are they quarantining for two weeks? Of course not. Whatever precautions we are taking when they get here are not being taken at every other place they travel through along the way. And Biden is encouraging them to travel and risk spreading the virus.

General Comments / Re: How's that free market working out in Texas?
« on: February 23, 2021, 11:51:36 PM »
From what I've heard the biggest mistake (well after not winterizing) was not counting the gas producers as essential. When their power was cut that eventually lead to a shortage of gas that the power plants used so the power plants had to shut down when they ran out.

I agree with not blaming wind power. Though it's true if the wind turbines had been winterized that would have been better but still from what people are saying even though some wind turbines froze the wind turbines that kept running were putting out plenty of juice and that brings up the main and most obvious point for those harping against wind power which is that without it this situation would have been even worse. The wind turbines are extra power as far as I see it. The solar panels too. Sure you can't always count on them for various reasons but if they didn't exist at all would we really have more nuclear, coal, and gas power plants? I mean I suppose maybe, but still not enough to meet all the demand. And as we've seen, those can go down too. The best solution for now is an "all of the above" approach. A diverse energy supply is a more reliable energy supply.

General Comments / Re: How's that free market working out in Texas?
« on: February 23, 2021, 11:43:59 PM »
I'm happy with Amigo Energy in Texas and don't expect my bill will be much if any higher than usual. Of course I also was without any power for about two days so there's that. I wonder if any people in my area had Griddy and if it kept the lights on for them but I doubt it since even if they had it, it seems like power to whole swaths was cut with the flip of a switch and the only people with any power had generators. Griddy apparently warned customers to switch companies but of course that takes several days so wasn't very useful. One thing people with Griddy might have been able to do is just trip their own circuit breaker and go without like the rest of us. At least they had the option. I feel for them though and see what happened to them as something of a gouging situation and even if technically legal I expect they'll get some relief with those bills one way or another which is fine by me. They shouldn't have to pay astronomically high bills like that. Whatever contracts they signed, prices that high are hardly reasonable even under the circumstances.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: February 22, 2021, 07:47:26 PM »

And to be clear yes Biden may impose some travel restrictions on legal travel but those are laughable in the face of the scale of mass migration he is encouraging and facilitating on the border and throughout Latin America. We may be only months away from what could be total victory and right on the cusp of it Biden seems intent on putting it all at risk for the sake of power and politics. And by the way, his talk of unity is also laughable when it's well known that one of the main reasons people voted for Trump was because they wanted an orderly immigration process that takes into account the needs of Americans first and Biden has said to hell with that and to hell with anyone who wants it.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: February 22, 2021, 07:29:10 PM »
And Biden proves he still doesn't take Covid-19  seriously enough by going full frontal on open borders and encouraging mass migrations during a pandemic and he also demonstrates in no uncertain terms there was no misunderstanding when he berated Trump's travel restrictions as racist despite travel restrictions being one of the best ways to help stop the spread of the virus including even more dangerous variants. Biden on day one proved he puts politics ahead of American lives and on borders and travel he is just as big a failure as Trump was on masks.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: February 19, 2021, 11:20:04 PM »

"From Sunday, as part of the government's plan to exit its third lockdown, hotels, gym, shops, sporting events and cultural venues will open. But only for those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19."

It's interesting that people who have recovered from Covid-19 will get the same pass as those who are fully vaccinated.

I'm not sure if recovering from it is as good as the vaccine but if that's the case it seems like some of the vaccines that are in short supply could be freed up if there is a way to tell who has already recovered from it, which presumably there is since Israel is doing it, and then those people wouldn't need to be vaccinated. I haven't heard anything about this as a possibility in America. For instance, you come in for your vaccine, and they say you can get it if you want to but another option is we can test you to see if you've already had it and recovered, perhaps without even noticing it, and then if that's the case maybe you can hold off on your vaccine until everyone else who needs one gets one and then if you still want it you can get it later.

General Comments / Re: Trump 2024 Presidential Campaign Slogans
« on: February 17, 2021, 02:34:00 PM »
I actually agree with all of y'all about all that and understand your points but reality and the truth doesn't necessarily have to be at the heart of a good campaign slogan.

General Comments / Re: Trump 2024 Presidential Campaign Slogans
« on: February 17, 2021, 01:14:29 PM »
Vote for Power. Vote for Light. As in having electricity.

General Comments / Re: impeachment defense clown car
« on: February 17, 2021, 01:11:00 PM »
At the end of the day though, he was found NOT GUILTY.


So twice now pretty much every Democrat along with some of the deep state swamp Republicans used a kangaroo court in a desperate but ultimately futile effort to railroad an innocent man.

I agree with Chris Christie who was on the radio today that Republicans including Trump need to stop fighting amongst themselves. The Democrats stand united and that's why they are winning. Trump really threw the pooch out into into the cold in Georgia by not telling people to vote like their lives depended on it. Trump was our last best chance but if I'm honest, now it's over. With Biden flooding America with over ten million new Democrat voters there isn't a chance in the now bitter cold of Texas that Republicans will ever hold national power again. Biden is rigging the next election so that no matter how bad he screws up and how much worse the American standard of living gets it won't matter because the new demographics ensure Democrat power into the foreseeable future. The fake impeachments along with the social media companies helped a lot to manipulate the elections so congratulations, I guess.

I may as well blame Biden too for my power going out for over a day and for going on and off now. He was in Congress for decades and this is the result. Biden said if he'd been President instead of Trump not one person in America would have died of Covid. Well if Trump had been President instead of Biden not one Texan would have lost power. Okay none of that's true of course but I will nail the media again because if Trump were still in power his name would be all over every story about the power grid problem whereas with Biden his name is always kept out of it. Neither of them really have that much direct control over it but the point is that is how the media manipulates, just like they did and are still doing with the impeachments. I think the defense did a great job in showing how deceptive the impeachment managers were and also in pointing out that Trump's words were less inciting than those of many members of Congress. Harris herself participated in bailing out BLM rioters who went right back on the street and attacked police officers. By the standards of Democrats, dozens of them should impeach themselves and be thrown out of office but of course they never apply their own standards to themselves.

Final point is that no matter how much the impeachment defense was a clown car show the result was victory for Trump. Again.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: February 14, 2021, 04:54:47 PM »
Just an observation on how the death tolls are reported but it seems like soon after Biden took office news feeds stopped reporting the daily death figures and went to reporting the total deaths and reporting them less prominently pretty much the same way that after Obama took office after Bush the media stopped emphasizing the daily deaths of U.S. soldiers in the Middle-East.

General Comments / Re: The end of your republic
« on: February 14, 2021, 02:29:16 PM »
Yes, I remembered. I just skimmed a pretty good article about the concepts in play to refamiliarize myself with them.

Of course the problem is that it's anyone's guess where tax rates are on the Laffer curve and changes to them may take years to manifest results all the while numerous other variables are constantly in play and in motion.

But the point is our country is much more likely to fall because of debt and overspending than it is because of a revolution arising from the right. The so called Green Revolution is a greater danger than a white nationalist revolution. And I'm actually all for a green revolution but one that's technology based instead of the one the Democrats are planning which is based on social justice which often amounts to throwing large amounts of money that we cannot afford at problems and getting results that make things worse for everyone anyway.

General Comments / Re: The end of your republic
« on: February 13, 2021, 08:38:27 PM »
Admittedly I don't know anything about Greece except they had a big debt problem and the solution of austerity was not well received. Whoever caused it and why would be interesting to learn about and there's no doubt that under Trump our debt soared too. Maybe it doesn't really matter who's in charge and it's inevitable just like that Scotsman predicted and now the Democrats just won a Pyrrhic victory because to mix metaphors the music for the game of musical chairs is about to stop and they're going to be left holding the bag.

General Comments / Re: The end of your republic
« on: February 13, 2021, 08:33:32 PM »
Trump's plans would have worked. If you cut taxes for the rich but revenues to the Treasury continue to rise then that means it's good. That's better than raising taxes on the rich and corporations if it results in wealth flight, reduced productivity because the money is taken instead of reinvested back into the business to expand it, and in the end lower total revenues raised. And Trump's immigration policies were going to help American wages and benefits go up too and we're about to see the exact opposite of all of that. Of course the virus was the black swan that flew away with all of that. When the Democrats get their way it's going to go the way it always goes, straight into the abyss. They never factor human behavior into their models. On both sides it will work against them as the more benefits they dole out and the harsher they punish productivity the less people will feel the need to work and sure you can bring in hundreds of thousands of immigrants, legal and otherwise, during a pandemic and hope they'll pick up the slack but that's only going to make the entire situation worse both economically when the unemployment rate is already high and with the virus unless the vaccines work sooner and better than expected.

General Comments / Re: The end of your republic
« on: February 13, 2021, 08:02:39 PM »
It seems more likely that we're going to suffer the fate of Greece with ever mounting debt and unaffordable interest payments on it that cut into all the social programs and "free money" that are promised by the left to the left until the disaffected members of the left take to the streets and riot over proposals of "austerity" which by that time will amount to cutting some of the free money being handed out to leftist lackadoodles to levels that will by then be getting reduced to 90% of what they are at the time which will still be thrice as high as what they are right now. We'll be right where Tytler predicted when he said that, "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Just like Venezuela. Then the war against the government will come from the left because there isn't any more toilet paper.

General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: February 12, 2021, 11:17:18 AM »
I'm not seeing that many stories about a white assailant. The two prominent ones I remember are Smollett and this one that I couldn't remember exactly but found it:

"Among those cases was the one in 2016 reported by Yasmin Seweid, 18, the young woman on the New York City subway who told the police that she was the victim of an anti-Islamic assault. She said the attackers yelled “Donald Trump.” But within weeks, Ms. Seweid admitted that she had made up the story, reportedly to cover for a night of drinking with friends. She was charged with filing a false report, a misdemeanor in New York State."

And there was also the big one a while back with the Iranian activist Gelareh Bagherzadeh. Everyone seemed to assume it must have been a racist hate crime.

The story's point though is that white people actually do commit a lot of hate crimes. I can buy that. I have no doubt of it. But that's no excuse for making them look even more guilty than they actually are. My problem is attributing hate crimes to white people when white people didn't actually do them as seems to be the case in most of these recent anti-Asian hate crimes but as pointed out we don't really know because the media refuses to tell us. Just like the media is refusing to tell anyone exactly how the Capitol hill police officers died. When it doesn't fit the narrative, it doesn't get reported.

General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: February 12, 2021, 10:40:51 AM »
Most of the stories don't describe the perps very well. Most that do that I've seen mention that they were African American. I've seen one that was a Hispanic. If they were white the tendency is for the media to blast that fact in all caps so when it's not mentioned nowadays what's left unsaid pretty much says it all. Sure it's an assumption and it could be wrong but when the media refuses to report the facts unless people are willing to travel across the country and investigate things for themselves all anyone is really left with are assumptions which may be false. But usually aren't.

Here's another story where nowhere is it mentioned by the perp what his motivation is or if it has anything to do with Trump or Covid but the story says that the attack was committed because of Covid related racism as if that was a fact when it is just an assumption. Also nowhere is there really a description of the perp and although there is a video it's hard to tell. The thing is the media doesn't really follow up with the police to find out what the perps said, if anything, about their motivation and most of the time they also leave out a description. I remember a story about Britain pretty much banning the media from descriptions because they would foster racism.

I couldn't find that story about Britain that was around the time of all the acid attacks but while looking for it I did find stories about how minorities are disproportionately described as criminals compared to whites.

So I guess it makes sense that the media will censor itself to help in the fight against racism and social injustice. Of course the irony is that it is censoring itself in stories about racist attacks.

I don't see the evidence that the election was stolen by massive voter fraud but I see plenty of evidence all the time that the election was stolen by media manipulation and fraud.

Another recent example is the officer murder in the Capitol riot, if the following is actually true:

"But the media are lying about his death. First, they claimed he was hit on the head with a fire extinguisher. Then they said he was dragged into the crowd and beaten. All that is known for sure is that after Sicknick returned to headquarters, he collapsed and later died.

Last week, CNN nonchalantly inserted this into a story on Officer Sicknick: “Medical examiners did not find signs that the officer sustained any blunt force trauma, so investigators believe that early reports that he was fatally struck by a fire extinguisher are not true.”

If he wasn't in fact murdered by someone hitting him with a fire extinguisher and the media is refusing to report that fact then that's kind of a big deal. It is a tragedy that he died and it wouldn't have happened without the riots so they still get the blame but that level of false narrative is too much, like the Iraqi soldiers pulling babies out of incubators and murdering them by throwing them on the floor or against the walls. What actually happened was bad enough but if our media is going to feed us lies to manipulate us that's too much.

General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: February 12, 2021, 01:37:13 AM »
Well that makes two of us because I'm also sick and tired too of all the lies about Trump especially about his so called racism and fascism and the violence and riots those lies inspired in the BLM riots and Antifa violence. We see how right Trump was about the importance of secure borders and law and order. Border crossings are up. And what about all that talk for all those years about how it's not going to be a mass amnesty? Lies. Trump actually had more black people vote for him than last time. Black people with some common sense understand that living with law and order is not something to be afraid of; it's anarchy and chaos like we see in the inner cities that is the big problem. And they also understand how virtually unlimited immigration is going to lead to lower wages and benefits for workers including themselves.

And now we get seemingly random acts of violence against Asians, many of them elderly, and the blame still goes to Trump even though it's hard to see how we can blame white nationalists when it's black people attacking the Asians. Some articles mention how Trump blamed China for the virus but none of the articles mention any of the perps saying that had anything to do with their motivations.

"San Francisco is assigning more police to its Chinatown this week, for example, after older Asians have been targeted in a wave of robberies, burglaries and assaults. Area officials have advised residents to be vigilant after three violent attacks on Jan. 31 alone. One incident made national headlines as security cameras captured a 91-year-old man being pushed to the ground unprovoked...

... Another Jan. 31 attack captured on surveillance video turned deadly after 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee was pushed to the ground by a 19-year-old assailant. Ratanapakdee, who is Thai American, was on a walk when the attacker ran up from behind, shoved him to the ground and walked away. Ratanapakdee died of his injuries a few days later...

... Yang said that AAJC data shows Asian Americans reported more than 3,000 hate incidents last year.

“And those are just self-reports,” he said. He blames the Trump administration for using hateful and misleading rhetoric scapegoating Chinese people when talking about Covid-19. He said that anxiety is growing within Asian communities where this violence is happening..."

...None are being investigated as hate crimes, authorities said."

Yeah, so black people are attacking Asians because Trump incited them to racist violence? Give me break. I guess that means that Trump also inspired black attacks on Asian businesses and people during the Rodney King riots.

Welcome to Biden's new America. Democrats, the party of giving people room to destroy.

The good thing about Biden getting elected and Democrats taking control of Congress is we're going to all get a first row seat to witness just how much damage Democrats can do when they can do what they want. The bad thing about it though is that this time they will do so much damage so quickly that by the time the next Presidential election rolls around not even Trump will be able to save us.

General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: February 12, 2021, 12:39:12 AM »
Just like it was predictable that Democrats lying about Trump colluding with Russia to steal the election could predictably lead to violence just like we saw at with the Congressional baseball shooting by left-wing activist Hodgkinson who agreed and according to wikipedia wrote that, "Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co." above his repost of a petition demanding "the legal removal" of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for "treason". He belonged to numerous political Facebook groups, including those named "Terminate the Republican Party", "The Road To Hell Is Paved With Republicans", and "Donald Trump is not my President."

If Trump's lies about massive voter fraud caused the capitol riot then Democrat lies and an actual impeachment about Trump colluding with Russia to steal an election caused that shooting and every Democrat who voted to impeach the first time should impeach themselves for inciting violence with their lies.

General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: February 11, 2021, 08:00:54 PM »
Sounds like some sort of butterfly effect thing.

That's not the standard.

The standard is are the consequences foreseeable?

With Trump, they were not.

With the BLM riots, they were because they kept happening again and again for month after month.

But if you demand an answer then sure if Trump hadn't called for protests then the capitol riot probably wouldn't have happened. But he called for peaceful protests and for people to fight for their country, not fight against the police which incidentally was the opposite of the BLM riots which were specifically against the police.

General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: February 11, 2021, 07:03:04 PM »
I should probably be clear.

The Democrats supported the BLM protests.

They didn't come right out and say that they supported violence. In fact they said the opposite.

But... and this is the point.

Nevertheless, the BLM protests WERE violent and destructive. For months.

And the Democrats supported them even after supporting the protests predictably resulted in violence.

So to come now and say that Trump is guilty of something when they spent months doing the same thing is just absurd. There were peaceful Trump protesters that never entered the capitol building and never broke any laws who were fighting for their country. Those are the people who listened to Trump. Holding him responsible for the actions of the others when those actions couldn't be foreseen makes no sense if we aren't holding the Democrats responsible for their words that led to violent actions and arson which could be foreseen because it kept happening again and again and again month after month after month.

General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: February 11, 2021, 06:53:01 PM »
Well like I said it's also a fact that more votes were provably cast fraudulently in the 2020 election than were changed because of Russian interference in the 2016 election and yet the Democrats focus more on the thing that hasn't been proven to have changed any votes one way or the other compared to the thing that has been proven to have changed votes.

In other words, what I'm saying point blank is that voter fraud is demonstrably more serious than Russian interference and yet you would think it was the other way around the way Democrats dismiss voter fraud while they went on for four years and had Congressional hearings, investigations, and an impeachment over Russian interference.

And if both Russian and interference and voter fraud are negligible in terms of their election impact, that's fine. So why did we have all the hype then about Russian interference and even collusion?

Well I'll tell you. It was to do exactly what Democrats are complaining about Trump doing now. It was to call into question the results of the election and to undermine the legitimacy of the election and therefore the President.

And furthermore, it was also part of the equation with the violent BLM riots that the Democrats including those in Congress incited.

Even Biden supported the BLM riots.

"On May 31, the fifth night of demonstrations, former Vice President Joe Biden, the party’s presumptive nominee, wrote in a statement that protesting police brutality is “right and necessary” and the “American response."

“But burning down communities and needless destruction is not,” Biden wrote. “Violence that endangers lives is not. Violence that guts and shutters businesses that serve the community is not.”

Sure he "says" to be peaceful but he supported the "protests" even after time and time again they were predictably violent and destructive.

Just like Trump who said: "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard."

But that's supporting violence and insurrection and results in impeachment even though it only happened once and was hardly predictable. If what Trump said was a wink and a nod the same standard has to be applied to Biden and other Democrats.

The double standard is patently obvious. I understand that's going to be part of Trump's defense and they'll have the money quotes coming up soon.

I agree that the French concern with American wokeness does not necessarily mean that they are moving to the right but instead may just mean that they are staying true to what we probably think of as more classical liberalism with a diversity of thought and respect for others to let their views be heard even when there is disagreement. That is directly opposed to the new American woke liberalism that takes great pride and delight in shutting down and canceling views and people with whom they disagree with the clear intention of instilling terror into the hearts of anyone who would express any unapproved views on anything by getting them fired from their jobs, blacklisted from future work, and even kicked out of their apartments.

General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: February 11, 2021, 06:16:34 PM »
After all the hullaballoo about Russian interference and rigging the election so Trump could steal it one fact I find interesting, if it is a fact but I'm confident that it almost certainly is, is that more votes were provably changed because of voter fraud in the 2020 election than were changed because of Russian interference in the 2016 election and yet we see how off the deep end the Democrats went with denying voter fraud in the 2020 election compared with how they dived headfirst right into the shallow end with Trump stealing the election against Hillary because of Russian collusion and interference even though Democrats have never proven even one single vote was changed because of Russian interference whereas it has been proven that at least one vote was changed because of voter fraud. So the fact is more votes have been proven to have been changed because of voter fraud than Russian interference and yet we see the difference in Democrat responses. I guess my point is that it's just fascinating to watch is all.

General Comments / Re: Cancelled
« on: February 11, 2021, 06:06:51 PM »

I actually know someone who was a regular poster here in the past who told me he left the site specifically because he saw it as conceivable that someone could find a way to identify him and attribute any comments made here to him professionally. And since he wasn't willing to participate here under censored conditions, he left outright to protect himself."

He cancelled himself. I bet a lot of people are doing that. And of course that is the whole idea.

Stop people from putting unapproved thoughts out there because they are rightfully afraid of losing their jobs and having their livelihoods adversely affected or outright taken away and we eventually get conformity of public thought just the way the left wants it and then once all ungood thoughts stop showing up in public discourse the vast majority of people who usually don't have the capacity for original thought anyway just won't have those thoughts and if every now and then those types of ideas happen to come into their head they will see no support for it anywhere in public and instead will see that if it ever does stand out it will be like the nail that gets hammered. Everything is working as intended.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: February 04, 2021, 06:22:51 AM »
"Even on March 3, he pointed out that they would be useful for infected people to wear to avoid spread, and that they would be useful, at least a little, to protect from droplets."

I don't understand why people see the need to keep defending this guy. He was wrong. Dead wrong. It was patently obvious at the time and he's been called on it from the moment he said it. It made no sense then and of course it makes no sense now.

"Dr Fauci says, “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.”

First off, just to pick at his statement a little bit for it's obvious ridiculousness, NOBODY thinks masks provide perfect protection. Even the N-95s, right there in their name, only purport to block about 95% of the viruses. Nobody was looking for perfect protection. Anything at all would have been better than what he gave us which of course was bare faced nothing.

Here's the timeline which shows that the WHO was even worse on masks than anyone:

And I remember experts in Asia basically saying the Americans are crazy not to be wearing masks in public. But what do they know, right?

Sure he reversed his stance later but the main problem wasn't even the month or so that he had Americans spreading the virus everywhere although that was bad enough. Worse was when he finally turned around and admitted he was an idiot, yeah that's right I said it, but when he admitted he was wrong and that's putting it kindly because he was actually as far as a lot of people are concerned just outright lying, but anyway the real problem started then because of course now there was tremendous inconsistency in the message and it gave people the excuse they were looking for not to wear masks as much as they could get away with it.

Some people when the crunch time comes are just totally useless. Unfortunately, he wasn't one of those people. Sadly, he was the type of person who when crunch time comes makes the situation a thousand times worse.

What we've seen with this virus is that our government at every step of the way has been incredibly stupid. And it looks like they are going to continue their trend by opening schools before the vaccinations have gone into effect.

"San Francisco sues its own school district to reopen classes"

John Hammond: "Don't worry, I'm not making the same mistakes again."

Dr. Ian Malcolm: "No, you're making all new ones."

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: February 01, 2021, 12:54:21 PM »
Another potential problem with getting back to school before the vaccines have time to hopefully work their magic and instead relying on children to just go ahead and spread it amongst themselves willy-nilly because they don't seem to suffer severe health problems as much is that the more the virus is allowed to spread and reproduce itself, the more chances it gets to mutate into something that maybe isn't so kid friendly anymore. Yeah, usually it mutates the other way to be less dangerous, but certainly not always. Given enough opportunities it could become something not only easier to spread but also more dangerous to children.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: January 31, 2021, 10:44:00 AM »
"They're all lying.  Ok.  Go with that."

There are plenty of stories describing how Fauci admitted lying about face masks.

And also about the level of vaccinations needed for herd immunity.

Rubio called it right on the money:

"Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March," he said.

"Dr. Fauci has been distorting the level of vaccination needed for herd immunity.

"It isn’t just him.

"Many in elite bubbles believe the American public doesn’t know “what’s good for them” so they need to be tricked into “doing the right thing.”


All I'm saying is that even if opening schools is the right thing to do, the American people shouldn't be tricked into doing the right thing. Again.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: January 31, 2021, 10:36:41 AM »

"Israel: Too much, too soon

Israel took stringent steps early on in the coronavirus pandemic, including severely restricting everyone's movement and closing all schools. By June, it was being lauded internationally for containing the spread of COVID-19.

But shortly after schools reopened in May, on a staggered schedule paired with mask mandates and social distancing rules, COVID-19 cases surged across Israel. Schoolchildren and teachers were among the sick. Today, several hundred Israeli schools have closed again.

Some blame lax enforcement of health guidelines in schools. The weather didn't help: In May, a record heat wave hit Israel, making masks uncomfortable for students to wear.

But schools were only part of a broader reopening in Israel that, many experts say, came too soon and without sufficient testing capacity.

"The reopening happened too fast," said Mohammed Khatib, an epidemiologist on Israel's national COVID-19 task force. "It was undertaken so quickly that it triggered a very sharp spike, and the return to more conservative measures came too little, much too late."

Israel's public health director, Siegal Sadetski, resigned in early July, saying the health ministry had ignored her warnings about reopening schools and businesses so rapidly."


Other countries fared better than Israel. We'll see how we do I guess. I don't really have any personal skin in that game so I hope it goes well if we try it. Just don't say nobody warned ya.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: January 31, 2021, 10:04:54 AM »
Now if the vaccines really work and everyone among the kids and teachers whose health allows them to get a vaccine gets one before the schools open then we'd be in business. That's probably a few months off though.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: January 31, 2021, 10:01:39 AM »
Sure if teachers have to teach they should absolutely be given priority vaccinations if they want to get back into the classroom.

Vanishingly small may be as a percentage but when we're talking about maybe 56 million kids in school a vanishingly small percentage of them may be thousands.

It's also too early to be sure about the long-term health impacts of Covid-19 even to children who seem to shrug it off.

If people choose to send their children back to school and vaccinated teachers are willing to teach then it's a free country. When hundreds or maybe thousands of children get sick and hospitalized or even die I just don't want to hear people saying nobody told us about the risks and they said it was safe.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: January 31, 2021, 09:54:06 AM »
Well now the experts are apparently saying that dozens of loudly talking sometimes shouting kids in a small classroom with poor ventilation, an elderly teacher, and only poorly fitting homemade cloth masks will be fine. What could go wrong?

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: January 31, 2021, 09:41:29 AM »
"Science says schools are safe..."

I've got to call malarkey on that.

I agree with the teachers' unions here. There is no possible way that opening schools won't get a bunch of teachers killed by the virus and a lesser number of students too. Even with masking and even with testing. No chance that it can be done safely. None whatsoever. Zero. Everyone would need to be wearing level 4 hazmat suits at all times for that to have any chance of actually working and that option as far as I know is not on the table. Just my opinion.

The tests aren't that accurate. The masks aren't very effective. People especially children aren't very good at using masks properly. In restrooms where the toilet seats don't even have lids and having no eye protection and with the virus found in feces that gets shot up into the air riding on water droplets and all the kids having to cram into the restrooms in the short period of time between class periods how does the science on that being safe make any sense?

Have we even found out anything in the last year about the virus being spread by touching contaminated surfaces? That was the big thing at first. Masks won't help but you really need to wash your hands. How is that advice holding up? Was it 1 for 2 or 0 for 2? We know now they were wrong about the masks. What about the surfaces? Were they wrong about that too and just don't want to admit that they got nothing right including when they also opposed travel bans? We haven't really gotten any updated information on that. Do we still need to be wiping down groceries? Has anyone been proven to have gotten infected from contaminated surfaces? I heard one story out of New Zealand a while back and China said they found the virus in ice-cream but has anyone actually been infected that way? I haven't seen any stories detailing proven cases of that vector and you'd think there would be lots of them by now. But the point is that if contaminated surfaces really are a serious infection vector how would anyone in their right mind think that opening schools would be safe? Have any of these people ever been in a public school? Gone up and down a crowded stairwell with an armful of books in a jostling crowd having to hold the railing not to break a leg falling down the stairs? Gotten onto or off of a school bus? And the busses... how do they figure bus rides are going to be safe? And then there's P.E. too. Or is there?

Then there seems to be the argument that kids aren't really that much of an infection vector for this virus which would make this pretty much unique among these types of viruses if children aren't the little incubation and promulgation factories that they are for just about everything else. Makes zero sense.

I'm getting all worked up again just like I did at the beginning when the "experts" were telling us not to wear masks and we'd be fine with hand washing. Now they are saying schools are safe with exactly the same proud ignorant arrogance. I'm going to call it again right now the same way I did back then. They are outright lying. If they aren't they are exhibiting a level of professional incompetence that is so outrageous it's not only unlikely it's literally unbelievable. They know it won't be safe but just like the priority back then was masks for medical personnel, the priority right now is educating children so they and our country have a bright future. And that's fine. Just say those are the priorities and stop lying about it instead of telling us what they feel they need to tell us so they can just do whatever it is they want to do.

It's going to be interesting to see what Biden does here. He says he will follow the advice of the experts. Is he going to follow their advice right over a Covid cliff?

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: January 30, 2021, 07:19:00 AM »
I still think Trump was wrong about masks and should have been more vocal about supporting their use much earlier and though I do think it would have made some difference the way things are looking right now after months and months of everyone including Trump being onboard with masking and many states wisely going for widespread mandatory masking it doesn't seem like it's really having as much of a positive impact as I'd hoped it would.

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: January 28, 2021, 02:14:11 AM »
There is also his mass amnesty which is going to flood the job market with over ten million new workers competing for good American jobs right here in America. And these aren't the jobs Americans don't want to do. Once their status is upgraded to legalized workers and Biden wants that done pretty much immediately, they no longer have to work in fields or doing dishes or as domestics. So they will of course seek better employment opportunities which means we're going to need millions more new illegal immigrants to take their place and those people are already on the way. Many if not most of them will be able to jump right into legal status since there is hardly any way for Biden to stop them from qualifying no matter what he says about requirements for people to have been here before a certain date because that information is easily falsified and Democrats don't really care about it in the first place anyway which means there is practically an unlimited supply of labor ready for any and all American jobs at every rung of the corporate and economic ladder. The $15 minimum wage may be required just to keep it from falling to minimum wage for most jobs with the vast new supply of labor which of course just means that even if jobs are paying that much not only will there not be as many jobs available because labor costs are so high but also Americans won't be getting many of those jobs because they'll be competing with everyone else and of course don't ask about job benefits because if you do you can look for a job elsewhere my friend.

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: January 28, 2021, 01:17:12 AM »
Prediction: Covid deaths in America under Biden after one year will be higher than they were under Trump.

It won't be necessarily totally Biden's fault though. The new mutations that are more infectious and more deadly and less affected by the vaccines look like they may become a huge problem. When I go out and about I see that people are going through the motions with masking but with eat in dining and schools opening back up, going through the motions won't be enough. With Democrats now in charge of the economy and no longer to so easily blame Trump for everything, we also see them starting to prioritize jobs over keeping the curve flattened but of course keeping that level of lock down in effect for too long as part of the cure may be worse than the disease. I'll say if Biden actually manages to get this virus under control that will be a huge success and if he can do it while opening schools and the economy a bit more while keeping deaths down it'll be such a success that I'll hardly believe my own eyes. Unfortunately though, it looks like the nature of this beast makes that a very tall order.

General Comments / Re: Now you've done it
« on: January 26, 2021, 05:07:44 PM »
There were a few nuts mixed in with the bag but that hardly represents the vast majority of the protesters. Only when it's conservatives is that the case. Every other time with any other protest they are considered outliers and not representative of the whole.

General Comments / Re: Now you've done it
« on: January 26, 2021, 04:27:19 PM »
Treason is throwing the borders wide open especially during a pandemic.

And Biden's treason is indeed prospering which is why it won't be called the treason that it is.

And Biden isn't just betraying America either. He's betraying Latin America too, to the extent that we owe them the common decency not to make their troubles worse right now by encouraging mass migrations. You have countries where when people enter they have to go into a two week quarantine, and that's fine and prudent. As these tens of thousands of migrants are traveling from one end of Latin America to the other on their way to America to accept Joe Biden's gracious invitation are they stopping and quarantining for two weeks whenever they get to to a new population center? Biden is responsible super-spreading Covid-19 more than any other single person in the world right now.

Now that Trump is out, perhaps it's a good time to start looking at Joe Biden's lies. Here's a whopper about Covid-19:

"If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive. All the people. I'm not making this up. Just look at the data."

The histrionics over the D.C. riot are just over the top. The people weren't trying to overturn any election. They were trying to keep an election from getting stolen. If they were wrong about it being stolen then fine but it was a protest that got out of hand, not an insurrection or sedition or treason. Good grief people get a grip.

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: January 24, 2021, 11:42:50 PM »
Oh, I got that from Hunter's laptop.

"Another purported email, which Fox News said it had confirmed, reportedly refers to a deal pursued by Hunter involving China's largest private energy firm. It is said to include a cryptic mention of "10 held by H for the big guy".

Fox News cited unnamed sources as saying "the big guy" in the purported email was a reference to Joe Biden. This message is said to be from May 2017. Both emails would date from when the former US vice-president was a private citizen.

A former business associate of Hunter has come forward to say he can confirm the allegations.

Tony Bobulinski told Fox News that, contrary to Joe Biden's statements that he had nothing to do with his son's business affairs, Hunter "frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals" in China.

Mr Bobulinski, who is reportedly a US Navy veteran, separately told Fox News' Tucker Carlson that he met on two occasions with Joe Biden to discuss business deals with China, the first time in May 2017 when the former vice-president was a private citizen.

He claims he asked Joe Biden's brother, James, whether the family was concerned about possible scrutiny of the former vice-president's involvement in a potential business deal with a Chinese entity. Mr Bobulinski told Fox News that James Biden replied: "Plausible deniability."

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: January 24, 2021, 11:36:27 PM »
"Where is this coming from?"

"Taiwan reports second day of incursions by Chinese air force"

The story didn't go into many details as far as how often this has been happening lately and how many times it happened in the past as well as what China's justifications are but I didn't let any lack of knowledge on the subject stop me from leaping to the conclusion that China is hoping to prompt a response to their own belligerence and then use that as a justification for war and invasion. America has used that tactic often enough. In the months before the attack on Pearl Harbor our Navy constantly violated Japanese territorial waters hoping for a confrontation that would lead to an excuse for war. I'm actually having trouble finding information on that online so if I'm wrong about it forgive me but I believe I remember reading about it in WWII magazine. I checked their online version but didn't find the story. Anyway, it's a pretty straightforward tactic of provocation with a bad couple of options for Taiwan to either react and risk an incident that becomes an excuse or don't react and look weak and ripe for the plucking and the timing right after Biden takes office doesn't leave a lot to the imagination especially with it looking like Biden is already compromised by China in just the way people accused Trump of being compromised by Russia. By all appearances China has the goods on Biden and can release information proving the corruption of "the big guy" at any time. That wouldn't be primarily why Biden wouldn't defend Taiwan militarily though. He's just weak, and even if he's not weak personally he is controlled by a Democrat party that is now hard left and is projecting weakness militarily and now would be the time for adversaries to take advantage. Adding Covid to the situation to it and our domestic political situation with our government focusing on "domestic extremists" aka holdover Trump supporters just means there won't be a better time than soon.

Like I said though, I'm giving this a very, very, very low probability of actually ever happening. Just kind of throwing a wild prediction out there. Maybe with enough of them one of them might get "lucky".

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: January 24, 2021, 04:38:02 PM »
Here's kind of a crazy prediction that I hope does not come to pass.

China takes Taiwan.

I give it a low probability of actually happening but it seems like it has a much greater chance of happening now under the weakness Biden is projecting especially since he's already in China's pocket, bought and paid for. China also sees that Russia got away with taking Crimea under Obama. Sure there were some repercussions but they own it right now and that's not changing. Of course there are huge differences and that's why this prediction is crazy. If it happens though that will mark a massive failure of the Biden administration though it won't stop our media from making excuses for him and treating him as the greatest anyway.

General Comments / Re: Now you've done it
« on: January 23, 2021, 04:09:45 AM »
Another aspect of these types of boycotts is how our so called media amplifies a few twits from Twitter to give traction to political assassinations against any business owner who dared to donate to Trump. So a few people on Twitter get outraged and decide to boycott. So what? But then the media in the guise of a so called "news story" works to silence support for Trump and Republicans. I've never seen a story the other way around where the media did the same thing when a few conservatives get outraged on Twitter at some person for donating to Pelosi or Biden and then did their damnedest to destroy that person and their livelihood. It's all just too transparent an attempt to silence and destroy political opposition under the guise of "free speech" and "news" and some of it even includes lies and fake news like about Trump being the one who started putting kids in cages when that was Obama.

"This week, news of Dumaplin's political persuasions exploded after fellow parenting blogger Jamie Grayson shared a screenshot of showing Federal Election Commission records of Dumaplin's multiple donations to Trump's campaign.

"You cannot take cara babies if the person you're supporting puts them in cages. Full stop," Grayson wrote in a caption accompanying the FEC screenshot."


If anyone responded that, "You also cannot take cara babies if they get aborted first" how much would anyone like to bet that wouldn't make it into the story?

Just as an aside we also all saw what happened to our favorite author and his movie too.

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