NEWS ( VIRUS EDITION )
The way ‘Covid deaths’ are being counted is a national scandal – “Looking at the current crisis, the response so far has been very different. We are still struggling to understand coronavirus. I can think of no time in my medical career when it has been more important to have accurate diagnosis of a disease, and understanding of precisely why patients have died of it. Yet very early on in the epidemic, rules surrounding death certification were changed — in ways that make the statistics unreliable. Guidance was issued which tends to reduce, rather than increase, referrals for autopsy. For Covid-19 only, the certification can be made by a single doctor, and there is no requirement for them to have examined, or even met, the patient.” – Dr. John Lee
16 Simple Steps to Deal with Future Respiratory Virus Pandemics – “Without a need for massive government intervention in the form of lockdowns, vaccines, immigration controls, or contact tracing. In fact, there is no particular reason why people and institutions in a libertarian society would not be able to implement the common sense measures below in a bottom-up way.” – Koen Swinkels – A MORE COMMON SENSE APPROACH!!!!
Ominous Convergence – “And so, with the unjust killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the quest for cosmic justice resumes — that is, the justice that settles all the scores of racial grievance for all time, which, of course, is unlikely to be satisfied by any means. Mr. Floyd was killed by police officer Derek Chauvin who knelt on Mr. Floyd’s neck for eight minutes with the full force of his weight while three other officers stupidly stood by watching and failed to intervene until Mr. Floyd was dead. This time, there was no ambiguity in the killing, unlike the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, that sparked a season of riots.It appears that the Progressive Left is all for letting it rip. That sounds to me a bit like a stamp-of-approval for a lawlessly violent response to an act of official stupidity. Is The Times in solidarity with the mayhem? Which raises some questions: how much rioting, looting, and arson will be enough to satisfy that sense of solidarity in the quest for justice? Three nights? Three weeks? Three months?” – James Howard Kunstler – EXCELLENT ARTICLE FROM MR. KUNSTLER ONCE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
‘When the looting starts, the shooting starts’: Trump threatens to ‘assume control’ of Minneapolis in extraordinary tweet about rioter ‘THUGS’ as National Guard rolls into the city and George Floyd protests erupt across the U.S. – Rachel Sharp and Ross Ibbetson
“These Motherf**kers Need To Go Home!” – Locals Rage At Rioters As Minneapolis Burns – ““Leave this shit alone – these motherf**kers need to go home!” she shouts, “these people don’t give a damn about George Floyd.”” – Tyler Durden
Trump supporters smeared — again — by the left, in Minnesota mayhem – “Funny how in any blue-city racial incident, the perpetrating party is always painted by the left as a Trump supporter — and it’s never true” – Monica Showalter
3 Reasons States Will Reopen Regardless of What Trump Says – “Leaving aside why the states ended up taking a lead role in this, the fact remains that state and local governments are now in the driver’s seat, and that means that state and local politics is what really matters. Specifically, there are three big issues that will drive local politics as the year proceeds.” – Ryan McMaken
A Fatal Failing of Establishment Elites – “Biden’s gaffe and Burchard’s slur have this in common: Both manifest a measure of condescension toward a large bloc of voters. Hillary Clinton did something similar in 2016…” – Patrick J. Buchanan
Our Grim Future: Restored Neoliberalism or Hybrid Neofascism? – “With the specter of a New Great Depression hovering over most of the planet, realpolitik perspectives for a radical change of the political economy framework we live in are not exactly encouraging.” – Pepe Escobar
The Walking Fed Creates a Zombie Horde – “the Federal Reserve is working with a global virus to create a plague of zombie companies. Zombie corporations do not produce revenue capable of sustaining themselves. By definition, they cannot even pay the interest on their bloating debt. Simply put, they lack the ultimate corporate existential purpose — profit. Zombie corporations feed off their own flesh by consuming all their available veins of credit just to walk uselessly through this earth. They take up space and energy that could be used by those more vigorous. Currently, these members of the walking dead remain animated because they are being fed by the Fed. Cheap credit is abundantly available to them because the Fed is backstopping their corporate bonds.” – David Haggith
VERSE FOR THE DAY
Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.
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