Wednesday, April 29, 2020

How spoiled we have all become.

As I read this I thought about the Irish potato famine.

Ironic, isn't it?

At one time, a good crisis was simple. No potatoes and a million Irish people starved to death. Now the problem is far more complicated. There are too many potatoes. And because the government has declared that certain businesses are essential, but millions of people's jobs aren't, and, in response, our courageous leaders are willing to put themselves out so far as to conjure up billions of dollars out of thin air to "protect" everyone from disaster, we end up with the problem of TOO MUCH food. In some places. (Of course, the liberal scolds come out of the woodwork and remind everyone that eating French Fries is bad for you, anyway. And the Gretas are out there telling us that people can even drink out of the Ganga river because a few weeks of low carbon economics have resulted in environmental miracles.)

I won't say I would never have believed it. I do believe it. This is how governments work. They pretend to be capable of solving problems, but in the end, they always make things much worse. I am an aficionado of Twentieth Century historical documentaries. I have seen this all before.

The cure IS worse than the disease.

There is something very Soviet Union about this picture. There was food, but the supply chain had been totally politicized. So people starved.

But then, too much food today might be not enough food tomorrow, especially if "millions of pounds of potatoes are at risk of being thrown away."

But it can't happen here, right? (he says, winking. We're too advanced to allow something like that to happen. After all, we live in a democracy, he says while wearing his mask in the grocery store line. "The people are the government.")

My parents grew up during the Great Depression and World War II. I've never been hungry in my whole life if you don't count the three days I was stuck hitch-hiking outside of Kamloops back in '76. And even then I had a package of Rye-Vita to get by on. Thankfully, a retired couple with a trailer picked us up and drove us as far as Banff. The guy kept on stopping along the way and buying six-packs of beer, which he shared with us. Who needed food?

But my parents would freak out if food was wasted. It just wasn't done.

My old man had a very weird souvenir.

It was a peanut butter jar (I think the brand was "Dare.") with a potato, a piece of bread, and some salt in it. The potato had been totally desiccated. It was the size of a small walnut and it looked like one. The bread was as hard as a rock. You could have smashed a window with it. When I was knee-high to a grasshopper I pondered that weird possession of my dad's.

The potato had been totally desiccated. It was the size of a small walnut and it looked like one. The bread was as hard as a rock. You could have smashed a window with it.

I asked him once, why he kept this odd souvenir. He told me he kept it to remind himself that he would never forget what it was like to be hungry. I never even remotely understood that. I had no "lived experience."

The first time I saw it, the stuff seemed semi-edible. But he kept it for a long time, and if I had been thinking straight, I would have kept it too. To remind me that hunger is very real to some people. It's something they never forget. It's something I don't ever want to really understand.

Now we find ourselves in a situation where the government is so deeply entwined in the allocation and distribution of goods and services, and social behaviour, (defacto communism) that those tons of food are at risk of being wasted or destroyed. Cattle will be cremated and burned. Milk is being dumped. Produce is being buried. And they are running out of spaces to store our fuel.

But "essential" businesses, like beer and liquor stores, are allowed to remain open.

It bothers me.

But hey, if it "saves lives," who would complain?

Who would even question such a strategy?

What sparked this rant?


Canadians urged to eat more fries as 200 million pounds of potatoes become latest food victim of COVID-19

Do you see how dishonest the title is?

The virus didn't cause this. The government did.

COVID-1984: Can You Find this Video?

"Anything that would go against World Health Organisation recommendations would be a violation of our policy." -- Susan Wojcicki, CEO of Google subsidiary YouTube.

I use a program called "ClipGrab" to download videos from YouTube and other places. I avoid installing software on my computer these days because so much of it comes bundled with malware that the risks aren't worth it, but because I also like to produce my own videos from time to time I absolutely need a tool for downloading. So far I have not had any problems with ClipGrab.

As a last resort, I will use a paid program I have, called "Debut," from NCH. I don't like the company because it uses misleading ads and "update" prompts to try to get you to spend more $$$, but the version I have does what it's supposed to do and I have learned to NEVER click on the "update available" link when I load it. I think it cost me about $15 or $20.

Corbett calls it COVID-1984. I am going to start using that term.

The videos are available on BitChute. There is lots of debate about whether these doctors know what they are talking about and one could spend hours trying to sift through all the claims and accusations, but for me that is not the point. The point is that YouTube is censoring every version of this news briefing they can find and I seriously do not like the idea that access to information and opinion ought to be controlled by corporate and government gatekeepers.


Part 2

Epidemiologist Dr. Knut Wittkowski & Dr. Dan Erickson

And on we go with this game of Whack-A-Mole. As soon as I noticed the above video had been censored by YouTube I did a search and another one popped up. Let's see how long this one lasts.

Epidemiologist Dr. Knut Wittkowski & Dr. Dan Erickson

Reopen U.S.A.


By the way, it was because of Styxhexenhammer666's early coverage of COVID-1984 that I decided to hedge my bets weeks before the toilet paper panic by stocking up on nonperishable foods and water just in case this virus was either another version of Bubonic plague, or that it would spark exactly the kind of panic that we have seen unfold.

I continue to stock up on nonperishables in the event that the economic damage wrought by the government's sledgehammer approach to "keeping people safe," and to persist with harmful economic policies, even if the whole fiasco turns out to be a massive over-reaction, just to cover their asses, actually ends up vindicating those who are currently being maligned, and ridiculed for saying THE CURE IS DEADLIER THAN THE DISEASE.

The alternative would be for the politicians and their media enablers to come out and say, "Opps! We did a boo-boo. Sorry." As if THAT would ever happen.

From my "Never Let a Good Virus go to Waste" file:

Repeat after me,

The virus didn't cause this. The government did.

If that doesn't work, start writing out lines.

Hillary Clinton Says Coronavirus ‘Would Be A Terrible Crisis To Waste’

Ventilators seldom saved lives

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

ChiComms Censor Dissenting Doctors

Wait a minute, the ChiComms didn't censor it. YouTube did!

Other experts disagree with these two doctors, saying their calculations and methodology was all wrong.

Still. Why the censorship?

Why no debate?

Is it because these doctors have harmful opinions?

Harmful to whom?

Is it because only one side can be right these days?

I first published this news conference on my Global Quarantine Report on April 24, 2020.

Another copy has been upload to YouTube. Watch it now before it, too, is removed.

Part 2

My rebuttal to Sue Dewer's unfunny cartoon.

  • Herd Immunity - Good
  • Herd Mentality - Deadly

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Cabin Fever Check-valve

This past week I have been noticing that the lineups have been getting worse. Intolerably worse.

I've always HATED communism, so standing in mindless, government-created queues actually nauseates me. It's not creeping anymore, it's here.

It's getting so bad, that I am tempted to break into my hoard of canned foods before the real crisis hits.

I have a theory.

While it could just be an anomaly, this is what I think is going on.

More people are waking up to the scam, and yes, it is a scam. The virus is real, but anyone who has been seriously paying attention should know by now that COVID-19 is more like the seasonal flu than Bubonic plague.

Shortly after the toilet paper craze, people hunkered down in their basements, under their kitchen tables, or in their closets. They would timidly venture out, maybe, once a week to buy groceries.

It doesn't take long before that routine gets real old. So in spite of what their Television news repeaters and terrified politicians tell them, they begin to feel the need to get out of the house, and they will use just about any excuse they can think of to do so.

Unfortunately, the knee-jerk political response has left many with the fear that, no matter what they do outside of the house, they run the risk of getting fined or arrested.

But there is one freedom their parents, I mean their rulers, still grants them.

The right to go shopping.


Good morning, fellow mushrooms.

Don't try to walk up those walls. You will only fall down.

You've been naughty. You still haven't learned, despite a mountain of evidence, that politicians are pathological liars, and the mainstream media enable and cover for them.

So this is what I want you to do this morning:

I want you to get a piece of lined paper and start writing out lines. (Lines! Get it?)

This is what I want you to write:

"The virus didn't do this, the government did."

Write this down 100 times.

Do this as soon as possible before you dream up another excuse to evade confinement for "essential" travel.

If you were born after 1990 click on the windows icon on your computer and select or type "notepad."

Notepad is the text editor that comes bundled with Windows.

Start typing, "The virus didn't do this, the government did." (carriage return)

Repeat it 100 times.

NO CHEATING! Use of ctrl-C and ctrl-V are not allowed.

At 6 p.m. or whenever your local news program comes on the air be sure to watch it.

Count the number of times the news repeater blames the economic catastrophe that is unfolding around us on COVID-19.

Then ask yourself if you still believe what the politicians and the media are telling you.

If you still do, then this is what I want you to do as soon as you wake up tomorrow:

Get a piece of lined paper and start writing out lines.

Three Words Politicians Never Say.

"I was wrong."

What's next?

Friday, April 24, 2020

COVID-19: Global Quarantine Report

Facts, not Theory

As Karl Denninger said on March 25, 2020, "the data doesn't fit the model."

Dr. Erickson COVID-19 Briefing

Part 2

Global Quarantine Report

Sweden - not crazy.

Russia - a model for Trudeau.

Germany - good old-fashioned German common sense.

Spain - communism. What would you expect?

Miami and Denmark - socialism is wonderful, at least until you run out of other people' money, or it becomes worth less than toilet paper.

Thailand - make sure you have some savings.

Slovenia - just like Canada.

Australia - "COVID-19 FLU ASSESSMENT CLINIC." Flu??? - so far, very quiet.

The lines are at the grocery stores, not the clinics.

Scotland - If you've ever watched the television series, "Foyle's War," you might have found yourself wondering why the people were so afraid of the Nazis, considering the degree of social control that was ubiquitous in Britain at the time. Snitch lines. A population of barely sentient automatons. A lot like Canada. in 2020.

Japan - population 127 million (2018)
- confirmed cases of COVID-19 - 12,368
- deaths - 328 (!)

"Japan is currently the world's oldest country.
The number of elderly people aged 65 or older accounts for 26.7 percent of the 127.11 million total population." -- source

Japan looks like a country where the people are free and the government is restricted. Government of the people, by the people, and all that old-fashioned, outdated Americana, seems to prevail.

Panama - possibly worse than Canada. The kind of country Justin would admire.

Romania - very low carbon footprint. How dare they not?

Netherlands - great environment.

LA - people are waking up.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Merry Covidmas - April 23, 2020

Global Stats:

April 23, 2020, 12:48 EDT

Confirmed cases: 2,662,118

Deceased: 183,770

Mortality rate: 7%

Actual cases: unknown

Deceased: 183,770

Actual mortality rate: unknown

From April 21, 2020.

We'll see.

I honestly don't recall ever having had a flu vaccine. I can't remember the last time I even had the flu.

I think I have had the flu, but don't know because I've never actually been diagnosed as having the flu, unless it was back when I was a kid and just can't remember. Something back in 1979 really threw me for a loop and was, perhaps, the first time, out of two that I ever took time off work for non-alcohol induced flu symptoms or any other condition. The other time was about ten years ago I had something and stayed home.

My doctor once asked me if I was interested in getting a flu shot. When I told her I was not, she didn't give me any pressure. I think she even commented on me having "amazing immunities."

I think the daily gram of vitamin C and, when I get a scratchy throat, echinacea, that I have been taking since the mid 1980s also helps. A lot.

The other day while having a conversation with a friend, after I sanitized my phone, my friend asked me if I wasn't just a little afraid of this boogey man. I told them, point-blank, "no more afraid than I have been during any other flu season."

And I'll be damned if I will put on a schmoo costume with gloves, mask, garlic necklace, and a propeller beanie unless it is mandated with an $880 fine for non-compliance.

My Definition: Schmoo - a deferential thinker, eager to bend over and spread one's cheeks in response to pontifications from the chronically dishonest and stupid political/media elites.


I've been wondering how long it would take for Rebel News to wake up to this destructive, media-driven, politically mishandled panic.

Karl Denninger has been making some very good calls about this panic since the beginning.

Are ventilators doing more harm than good?

What I would like to know is what percentage of COVID-19 fatalities died while on ventilators?

So far, I have only be able to find estimates of the percentage of COVID-19 patients on ventilators who died.

These estimates go as high as 80, or even 90%. According to Denninger, 95% of the Wuhan patients on ventilators died.

The Bloomberg article says, “There had been a tendency earlier on in the crisis for people to put patients on ventilators early, because patients were deteriorating very quickly,” but it doesn't say, for example, "of all the deaths attributed to COVID-19, X% were on ventilators when they died.

In other words, it doesn't provide any indication of how many people NOT put on ventilators also died. Considering that only the quickly deteriorating patients were put on ventilators, I suspect the proportion of deaths while on ventilators would be very high.

So far I haven't been able to find anything that answers this question. An answer might be helpful as it might provide some indication as to whether the mortality rates are being elevated by the ventilators rather than the disease. The ventilators might be killing the patients just like the politicians are killing the economy. And there is NO QUESTION about that.

That also reminds me of something I read in "When Money Dies" some years ago about the Weimar inflation in Germany. There was a description of how the German minister in charge of money printing was frantically printing currency because prices were rising so quickly that he thought he needed to print more Marks to match the price increases. I laughed out loud when I read that.

"If prices went up, people demanded not a stable purchasing power for the marks they had, but more marks to buy what they needed. More marks were printed, and more, and more." -- "When Money Dies"

It raises the possibility that the frantic rush to produce more ventilators, which would kill more patients, leads to ever more frantic efforts to produce more ventilators, which kill more patients...


Ford, GM Ramp Up Production of Ventilators

Of course, I've been using some of the time wasted in serf lines to have a smoke, and just waiting for some liberal to start scolding me about my deadly ETS.

But now, there's this!


People are pulling their own teeth while dentists are on coronavirus lockdown

"Prognosis for a dental abscess is very good. Prognosis can be quite poor if a dental abscess is left untreated; mortality rate can increase to 40% if patients develop mediastinitis from descending infection (Shweta et al. 2013). Airway compromise may warrant intubation or placement of tracheostomy. Ascending infections through the sinuses or hematogenous spread to the brain increase mortality rate and carry a poor prognosis." -- Source

Ancaster man dies of complications from the flu

'Get the shot,' urges widower whose wife died days after contracting the flu

Hamilton's flu season consistent with rest of Canada, says health officials

Sunday, April 19, 2020

.08%, not 7%.

COVID-19 is also more deadly than seasonal influenza. The crude mortality rate for COVID-19, based on confirmed cases to date, is currently estimated by the WHO to be between 3-4%, with seasonal influenza sitting well below 0.1%. However, it is important to note that these figures are heavily influenced by the availability of quality healthcare, and by case data. -- [source]

What is the denominator?

Finally, some numbers are coming out about the denominator. Using Dr. Bhattacharya's lower estimate - 2.8 % - the global number of infected people would be around .028 X 7,000,000,000 = 196,000,000.

The death rate, as of today from worldOmeter, would be about 161,126 / 196,000,000 = .08%, not 7%.

So it's more like the seasonal flu, after all.

Demand freedom.

Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Statistics


I went to a different grocery store today, partly to pick up some Tata tea for $4.99, which was sold out, and partly to observe all the colorful costumes people were wearing to celebrate this mega-holiday.

If public mask-wearing DOES become mandatory, I would hope they at least allow some latitude for personal expression, because I will be wearing a white sheet under a dunce cap.

It was total anarchy at the store. No one was observing the traffic signs on the floor! People were just travelling in whatever way they wanted to - sort of like in a free country.


Pandemics In The Age Of Snowflakes


Martin Armstrong Discusses the Coronavirus Panic, Reopening Economies.

Disagreeing with Authority

I started thinking and disagreeing with authority at first. But, after ~fifty years of thinking, observation, and study, I have...