Thursday, April 9, 2020

What does Greta Think?

I'm curious. Does anyone know what Greta has been saying now that her demands for a green economy have been almost completely met?

I see all the public parks shut down, the play areas cordoned off, and publicly funded NKVD park-blocking detachments (unarmed - so far) lurking on the perimeters. It makes me think, "this is what a stolen childhood looks like."

If this is the "new normal" as some are saying, do you think she will embrace her new future? Or will she do a sudden reversal when she realizes her future has also been stolen?


The 20%

In a debate on another thread about the claim that the percentage of "closed cases" is what we should be looking at, I think this can be a very useful statistic, even though, as I first said, the actual percentage of infected people who will die from COVID-19 is unknown.

For example, the latest numbers from the global scoreboard I am using, the global number of "confirmed cases" now stands at 1,535,086, the number of deaths stands at 89,823, and the number of recoveries stands at 353,497, which is 20% of all closed cases.

So that is definitely one of the numbers we should be looking at. And in the five days since that discussion started that 20% has remained constant. It is therefore possible to project, that as of today, based upon the number of "confirmed cases," once *these* cases are resolved, the number of deaths *as of today* - April 9, 2020, can be projected to be about 20% of 1,535,086, or about 307,000 deaths worldwide.

Therefore, another number we should be keeping an eye on is the number of "confirmed" cases.

Assuming that the number of "confirmed cases" is based upon a consistent yardstick unaffected by changes in testing and reporting.

And politics.

According to Ron Paul's Liberty Report from this morning, the claim was made that the reported number of deaths from heart attacks and other maladies, like pneumonia have suddenly dropped off a cliff.

If this claim is true, it implies that the daily death count from heart attack and pneumonia etc. are being manipulated and bundled into COVID-19 death stats in order to influence the political response to COVID-19.

Another number worth looking at is the annual number of flu related deaths.

According to the CDC website, "CDC estimates that from 2010-2011 to 2013-2014, influenza-associated deaths in the United States ranged from a low of 12,000 (during 2011-2012) to a high of 56,000 (during 2012-2013).

The number of deaths in the U.S., so far, attributed to COVID-19 is 14,795. Slightly above the reported low of 12,000 flue deaths in 2011-2012 and well below the 56,000 reported flu deaths during the 2012-2013 flu season.

From the point of view of my untrained eye, so far it still looks like COVID-19 is just another version of the flu.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Proven Right.

I remember something that happened during my second year in the Chemical Technician's program at Mohawk College.

It was in the Organic Chemistry course. We were doing a routine lab experiment when I noticed the teacher had made a huge mistake with one crucial equation. It was off by an order of magnitude or more. (I'm going back to 1983 here. Finer details are entirely lost to me.)

The first thing I did was to consult a couple of nearby classmates, and they agreed with me. Funny too. They were a couple of total pot-heads. They smoked pot like cigarettes, every day.

They completed the entire two-year program stoned. Also funny, I think they were among the twelve or so of us who graduated from an original class of about forty-three.

Yet they knew there was something wrong with the formula. Take that, Tucker Carlson!

When I asked them what they did after their discovery they told me they just fudged a few numbers and handed in their lab reports. Then they went outside to smoke a joint. I was puzzled by that behaviour.

I wasn't going to do that. That's just not me. And it's not because I am endowed with any saintly gift of holiness. I just like to know what is up, and what is down. I wanted to get to the bottom of it. So I took my paperwork up to the teacher and told her what I was thinking. Of course, at first she told me I was mistaken, followed by me saying "yes, but."

We ended up kicking it back and forth for perhaps a half an hour.

Never once, not even for a micro-second, did I entertain the notion that because we had a serious disagreement it meant she had an impure motive. Nor did she give any indication that she was thinking that either. That half-hour debate has to be the most congenial debate I have ever experienced. We even wrote notes and diagrams for each other.

In the end, it turned out to be one of the very few times in my life that I was right about something.

I thought that what happened next was kind of funny, even though I hadn't planned it, nor did I expect it.

Within seconds of the conclusion of our debate an angry look came across her face. She rushed over to the other side of her lab bench to where the completed lab reports were stacked and pulled one of them out.

I recall noticing that they had received a high mark for their submission. Realizing that their report had been falsified, she crossed out the original mark and gave them a zero.

She might have been wrong that one time, but she certainly wasn't stupid.

It was the report the two pot-heads had submitted.

In my humble opinion, that is how science should be done. It's too bad it has become politicized. That alone may be our undoing. The priority of science should be the impersonal pursuit of truth, AND NOTHING ELSE.

I've probably told this story a hundred times already and, no doubt, some are getting sick of hearing it. My memory ain't so good any more. Sorry about that.

They will leave you drifting in the shallows
or drowning in the oceans of history


"The bigger the government gets, the smaller the people get." -- Mark Steyn


Oh, and one more thing.

Thinking about the countless, non-organic chemistry debates I have had with people over the last four decades, where I would paint a scary scenario, and they would respond with that familiar, listen-to-this-nutbar facial expression, while saying "that will never happen here!"

Well, it's happening now. And it gives me no pleasure to have been proven right on that, either.

Now I am seeing dead people.

The order also means that funerals “would be permitted to proceed with up to 10 people at one time.”

And by the way, even though no one knows how BIG the numbers might get, the numbers in the report ain't that scary.

If it were customary to report the hourly statistics of flu-related deaths in any given year, the effect would probably be just as dramatic.

Of car accidents.

Or overdoses.

Heart attacks.

CO2 emissions. (joke)(not really)(include reports of calving glaciers.)

Or suicides.

The media has more power than the politicians.

Ontario government bans gatherings of 5 or more people in bid to stop coronavirus spread

In a way, it's deliciously ironic because these guys probably have no real insight into the real problems. The images in the background suggest as much.

But in an almost "Typing Monkeys" sense, they strike a real chord.

Oh wait!

What's this?

Oh! It's one of my old videos.

The Schlock Thickens

Here's another example of the lunacy this media-driven virus panic has inspired.

This morning, I made my third, and final, attempt to take advantage of the butter sale at No Frills.

It is my custom to wait for butter to go on sale. When it does, I buy about ten pounds and store them in the freezer. I've been running low lately, so I have been keenly scanning the flyers for a butter sale for some weeks.

Sure enough, Thursday's flyer advertised butter at No Frills at $2.97 a pound.

The first time I went, there were no grocery checkpoints at the door but there was no butter either. So I left.

The next time I went, people were dutifully lined up outside the doors like a mob of Soviet serfs. So I left again after waiting for about thirty seconds and snapping a photo.

Today, I decided to give it one more try, and, being there was no lineup I went in and grabbed the limit of two blocks. Then, on my way out I went down the aisle leading to the self-checkout until I realized there was a backup. I figured the backup was because of the panic over the virus, and people were therefore choosing the self check-checkout, so I decided to use one of the regular check-outs. Then when I turned the corner I discovered that EVERY checkout had the same Soviet style lineup.

What a fantastic spectacle the whole thing was. It looked like people Christmas shopping in days of old. "Social Distancing" my ass!

Since all I had were the limited two pounds of butter I decided it wasn't worth going through this utterly retarded exercise, so I left again and went to Fortinos where it's also on sale for a little more ($3.33 today's limit 4.)

And to think that all of this nonsense is the result of what may well turn out to be yet another media-driven false alarm, just like the second-hand smoke hoax, and the climate fraud.

I think I'm going to drink some beer tonight.

The Data Doesn't Fit the Model

The Panic of 2020


This is very sad.

Though I can't understand a word of what they are saying I can feel the pain and anger in their voices.

Keep in mind, this is a snapshot of what is going on in that country our turdboy of a Prime Minister has expressed such glowing admiration for.

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Panic of 2020

Updates: March 26, 2020

12:04 p.p. (ET)

Dr. Birx Admits Initial COVID Predictions Were Extreme

The suicide count has begun.

Is that report Fake News? Google it.

Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds.

As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.

12 Experts Question The COVID-19 Panic

2020 03 26 IQ Up Or Down

Best Explanation of the Wuhan Virus Scam Totally Exposed - Dr. Ted Noel

Greg Hunter - Weekly News Wrap-Up 3.27.2020

The COVID-19 tally board.

Quick facts: Every year an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people die in the world due to complications from seasonal influenza (flu) viruses. This figure corresponds to 795 to 1,781 deaths per day due to the seasonal flu.

Global death count from COVID-19 as of 14:08 (ET) on March 25, 2020 - 20,497

Global death count from COVID-19 as of 23:56 (ET) on March 26, 2020 - 24,086

Global death count from COVID-19 as of 07:12 (ET) on March 28, 2020 - 28,286

March 28

The Schlock Thickens

From March 25.

COVID-19: The Data Doesn't Fit the Model

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

COVID-19: The Data Doesn't Fit the Model

It took several decades before my bullshit detector really started to go into the red zone over the alleged Global Warming crisis.

The experience with the Coronic Plague happened in the span of weeks, not decades. But along the way, I started to notice that exactly the same pattern of BULLSHIT seemed to be polluting the media and political atmosphere at an exponential rate.

Whereas countless billions (trillions?) have been squandered by politicians over the last three decades on a changing climate, we are now seeing a similar squandering of TRILLIONS in just a couple of weeks.

This is bat-soup crazy!!!

And then our fucking sock-boy tried to use this "crisis" to sneak in his own version of the 1933 Enabling Act to turn himself into a dictator.

You never let a serious crisis go to waste,” said Emanuel. “And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you could not do before.”

Trudeau as dictator? That is a real crisis.

As I listened to Karl Denninger's podcast just now, I was struck by what he said about the data not fitting the model in the case of the Diamond Princess, and yet, the so-called "experts" ignored that fact and continued to scream that the model was still correct, hence the dire predictions of global mass death from this flu mutation.

The data doesn't fit the model.

The data doesn't fit the model.

Of course, as I heard that, I thought to myself, "the data didn't fit the model with the climate change hoax either."

And then around the 43-minute mark, Karl says exactly the same thing.

I think he's worth listening to.

2020 03 25 Models v Data

Personal Note:

The Cuba Experience

I visited Cuba back around 1995. It was only the second time I had ever been in a country where communism was visible in its purer form.

I was at a resort near Camguay, I think it was in a town called Playa Santa Lucia. And among other things, one thing that caught my attention was the lack of toiletries in the public washroom in the resort I stayed at.

I went to a beach bar with my dad in the resort. He ordered a steak dinner from the open kitchen behind the bar. While he was eating it, I visited to the washroom. It was disgusting. No soap, no paper towels, and no toilet paper.

As I walked out, the chef walked in.

Talk about a place with a low carbon footprint!

The COVID-19 tally board.

The Italian Connection

Quick facts: Every year an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people die in the world due to complications from seasonal influenza (flu) viruses. This figure corresponds to 795 to 1,781 deaths per day due to the seasonal flu.

Global death count from COVID-19 as of 14:08 (ET) on March 25, 2020 - 20,497

Global death count from COVID-19 as of 23:56 (ET) on March 26, 2020 - 24,086

Updates: March 26, 2020

The suicide count has begun.

As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.

12 Experts Question The COVID-19 Panic

2020 03 26 IQ Up Or Down

Greg Hunter - Weekly News Wrap-Up 3.27.2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Social Distancing

It strikes me as being a little bit, something or other, now that the term "social distancing" has become a thing.

Because this is something I started wondering (worrying) about in 2007. It had already been happening for over a decade.

One advantage of being old(er) is that you have the benefit of "lived experience." You know what life was like before the internet. People communicated face to face. That was the norm.

Norms change.

It was once "normal" to enslave people based upon the colour of their skin. Then it became normal to enslave anyone who produced economic goods and services, regardless of their skin colour.

For the Boomers, face to face protocols lasted for about four decades. Then dial-up bulletin boards started to get clogged up by people wanting to "chat" instead of just calling each other on the fucking phone. Social distancing had started happening.

So I had been thinking about the growing phenomenon of social distancing long before I learned to put it in those words.

"Social Networking," has paradoxically caused social distancing.

The term, "basement dweller," became part of our lexicon.

In my day, NO ONE would spend all of their time sitting in basements.

Except those with serious mental disorders. (!)

Which begs the question, is insanity merely a sane response to an insane situation?

California Rain Bomb

It Never Rains in Southern California. Never has. Until now.