Sunday, May 31, 2020

What a Fucking Nightmare!

THIS is what I have been writing and ranting about FOR YEARS!

The People We Are Becoming


Ordering Pizza


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

"The following media includes potentially sensitive content."

WARNING!

"The following media includes potentially sensitive content."


No Bagels


The Globally Immunocompromised Mind


Lockdown protests break out in Europe

Monday, May 25, 2020

The Globally Immunocompromised Mind

In these dark days, as the West spirals into despotism, I have one consolation - comic relief in the form of Joe Biden, a guy who doesn't even know he's alive.

I'm really looking forward to the show, especially the presidential debates. Aren't you?

But even my more pleasant thoughts are infected with worry these days. The curve for the spread of GOVINC-19 has been creeping along on an upward trend for a very long time now.

Since Trump beat Hillary, fair and square in 2016, the spread of communist idea pathogens has gone parabolic. The public no longer has any immunities. Attempts to provide intellectual antibodies are being attacked everywhere. The global mind has become immunocompromised.

It's no wonder we are experiencing an unprecedented clampdown on all basic liberties in response to the latest flu-like virus. Not only has there been almost zero pushback, but the compliant masses have embraced their incarceration. The governor of New York has a stunning 77% approval rating despite having pushed COVID-19 into the state's nursing homes, killing thousands. They have applauded it. And woe to anyone to dares question it.

I doubt they would have gotten away with turning society into an open prison back in '57 - '58 when the Asian Flu killed about 1.1 million people, or in '68 - '70 when the Hong Kong Flu killed another million. Woodstock would have been canceled.

But by 2020 the population had been psychologically stripped of any prior cultural and political resistance to collectivist tyranny by half a century of intensive communistic brainwashing on every thought-shaping front.

When you drill down to the roots of commie collectivist ideology what you find is a burning hatred of mankind which also explains why leftists are so opposed to people telling jokes and having fun.

As part and parcel of preventing people from having fun, what if the commie left manages to cancel the presidential debates like they are canceling dissent everywhere else?


This is why I don't have Corona-Phobia.



US Crowds Defy Lockdowns


Stay Home and Go Outside.


The Not So Novel Coronavirus

Saturday, May 23, 2020

May 22, 2020 Review

Censorship Update. May 23, 2020

Another comment was censored by the Liberal Party's propaganda platform. From their page about retail surcharges to recover damages caused by GOVINC-19 lockdowns.

Stay Home and Go Outside


A friend wrote to me this morning saying,

"Check out Doug Ford's Mussolini style rant about more testing. "We need to test all taxi drivers, Uber, transit, random...on and on. He sounds like a psychopath. Wouldn't surprise me if they hire by-law testers that will have the authority to stick a squab up your nose or your arse."

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I replied,

They already set the stage for all of this as far back as when they mandated seat-belts and motorcycle helmets. It was a violation of basic human rights back then, which is why people like me opposed it, but the counter-argument as was perfectly stated, re seat-belts by then Ontario Attorney General, Roy McMurtry I believe went,

"In a free society, rights imply responsibilities."

The "right" in that case was free medical care. The "responsibility" was in submission to government edicts aimed at keeping medicare costs down.

THAT WAS ALWAYS THE MAIN REASON I WAS AGAINST SOCIALIZED MEDICINE from the start. I recognized the principle that was being established and that you could not have your cake and eat it too. You can't have socialism AND freedom. It's one or the other.

Ironically, it was the generation of Canadians who supposedly fought for FREEDOM in two world wars who then came home and voted themselves into slavery, in exchange for "safety" and other free stuff.

I used to joke that, if ever they adopted government-funded dental care, mandatory tooth brushing would follow, along with roadside checkpoints where cops with tongue depressors would order us to "say ah!"

And here we are. Almost.

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Something I wrote way back around the time Ontario's NDP government-mandated bicycle helmets,

Intrusive Freedom

Republished on this site:

Intrusive Freedom


My reply to a tweet defending the insufferable air-head, Catherine McKenna's touchy-feely video of her swimming exercises.

Orange County Dr. Jeff Barke Breaks His Silence on COVID 19


Friday, May 22, 2020

Intrusive Freedom

Here is another letter that I sent to the editor a couple of years ago in response to several other letters commenting on the proposed (at the time) bicycle helmet law. No, the Spectator didn't print this one either.

It is perhaps a little unfair to post my response without giving you the opportunity to read the letters to which I am responding. For this I apologise.

Let me say, however, that Jason Brooks wrote a fine letter in opposition to the intolerable limit on personal freedom represented by the helmet law. Linda Lamb and Morgan Krantz both supported the law.

A while back a poll was taken asking Canadians what they thought was the best way of funding new government programs:

  1. taxes,
  2. borrowing or
  3. the government should use it's own money.

A significant number of respondents picked (c).

In her rebuttal to Mr. Jason Brooks Linda Lamb states the following, "The one sentence in his letter about 'the government using my tax dollars for the whole abominable scheme' is the one I wish to address because, simply speaking, it is sadly uninformed."

Then how has the scheme been financed? Ms. Lamb doesn't bother to say.

But since she refutes Mr. Brooks claim that tax money was used... and since borrowed funds are merely deferred taxes...
reference to the above noted poll leaves the happily informed Ms. Lamb with the uncomfortable claim that the one remaining source of financing, (c), was used. Interesting.

Instead of explaining why Mr. Brooks is uninformed she goes on to explain some of the horrors that befall brain injured people and that when a person receives a brain injury the taxpayer ends up picking up the tab.

Welcome to Ontario Ms. Lamb. That's called socialized medicine.

The truth is that when you embrace socialism you renounce freedom. The two are absolutely incompatible.

In a free society Mr. Brooks might well purchase long term personal insurance or he might not. He might even get a discount if he agrees to wear a bicycle helmet. Either way, his decision does not put the taxpayer at risk.

In a system where the financing of health care has been coercively monopolized by the government is it any surprise that the peaceful activities of our neighbours become a matter for legislative compulsion?

When it comes to the point where the government decides to mandate the use of condoms or other birth control to alleviate pressures on the welfare state we can expect another letter from Mr. Brooks decrying the tyranny.

Surely we can expect also a rebuttal from Ms. Lamb happily informing us of the costs associated with a laissez-faire sexual regime (all of the BILLIONS of dollars associated with welfare, the treatment of venereal diseases, government run daycare etc.).

Is it time to license sex and romance?

A word also on the letter from Morgan Kranstz. It was titled, "Momma, why wasn't Uncle Jason wearing a bicycle helmet like I do?"

This is a very convenient title since it can be used over and over again as the nanny state becomes ever more happily informed and new laws proliferate restricting and regulating all kinds of activities, from taking a shower to maneuvering a wheelchair.

All you have to do is replace the word 'bicycle helmet' with the relevant safety device.

Examples, "Momma, why wasn't Jason wearing a (life jacket, ear plugs, safety goggles, Scott air pack, steel toed boots, shoulder pads, jock strap, condom etc.) like I do?"

Mr. Kranstz says that he would rather lose some 'personal freedom' than have to explain to a child that Jason might not have been hurt if he'd been wearing a bike helmet. It never ceases to amaze me at how easily some people will forgo their 'personal freedom'.

How much 'personal freedom' is Mr. Kranstz willing to lose in order to avoid the necessity of explaining other unpleasant facts to young children?

Perhaps a law mandating that everyone wear helmets all of the time would eliminate the need for Mr. Kranstz to explain anything to children.

Mr. Kranstz most interesting statement has to be that, "Personal freedom is essential in our society, but when I have to pay for someone else making a mistake while exercising that freedom, it becomes intrusive."

Well Mr. Kranstz, so long as you live under a system of socialized medicine you are forced to pay for the mistakes of others. That is, after all, the essence of socialism.

If you do not wish to pay for the mistakes of others then it is socialized medicine which you must oppose... not 'personal freedom'.... unless you really think that at some point there will be sufficient restrictions on behavior to prevent anyone from making a mistake... ever.

Of course, you can not support such a regime since you have clearly stated that 'freedom is essential'.

If Mr. Kranstz finds the repair of bicycle head injuries intrusive then one can only wonder at his reaction to the fact that over 40% (U.S. figures 1987) of all accidents happen in the home where 'personal freedom' still predominately reigns. As long as this situation is allowed to continue Mr. Kranstz must feel that he is living under the gravest form of intrusive tyranny.

But really now, Mr. Kranstz, don't you think you're stretching it a bit when you say that someone's decision not to wear a bicycle helmet is intrusive? Since everything we do involves a degree of risk, Mr. Kranstz, is there anything at all that a person could do without being 'intrusive'?

According to a recent Spec Article, "The risks of obsession with risk" (Aug 23) your chances of injuring yourself in a chair or in bed are 1 in 400. So, even though I may sustain injuries when I go to bed tonight I won't lose any sleep knowing that Mr. Kranstz considers my 'personal freedom' to do so 'intrusive'.


A much earlier version of this essay was published here.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

First, they "recommend."

First, they "recommend."

Then they mandate.

Health officials now recommend wearing face masks in public

I especially like the part where Tam says it's important for people to get outside especially since the virus is less likely to spread outdoors. This after how many months of telling people to stay the fuck home?

Why I do not wear a Dunce Mask, unless it's for a joke:

What I would like to know is, were seniors who tested positive for the Wuhan flu deliberately sent to this nursing home, as was done by order of that psychopath Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York? Note that New York State has the highest number of Wuhan flu fatalities in the US (22,843), and in fact, more than twice the state with the next highest number of fatalities, New Jersey (10,749.) May 21, 2020.

And now we have this preposterous example of government lunacy as Teressa Tam, Canada's chief medical officer, tells people " it's important for people to get outside especially since the virus is LESS LIKELY TO SPREAD OUTDOORS." (!!!) This after months of having the same IDIOTS telling us all to stay home. (66% of the hospital admissions in New York were people WHO FOLLOWED THE LOCKDOWN commands.)

‘A mistake was made’


A Doctor a Day Letter - Signed by Fox News on Scribd


Reopening The Schools

Professor Sunetra Gupta: the epidemic is on its way out

Other than her stated aversion to libertarianism (I.E. - freedom and human rights,) which coincides with her preference for socialist medicine ("more funding,") she has a very sensible perspective on the Wuhan flu phenomenon.


More on the Collateral Damages

‘Deaths of Despair’: Study says lockdown will kill 75,000 Americans

Report: Suicide Rise from Lockdowns to Kill More than Coronavirus in Australia

Editorial: Whitmer order endangers nursing homes; end it now

And finally, get a load of THIS!

New study demands ‘climate change’ be added as ‘pre-existing condition’

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Covid-19 Censorship Hole

But first,

As of today (May 20, 2020), the global death count from the Wuhan flu is 325,218. That works out to 0.0042% of the population of the earth. (7.8 billion.) The US death count is 93,537. That works out to 0.028% of the population of the U.S. (331 million) The U.S. death count percentage is 6.7 times higher than the global death count percentage. Why does the U.S., with only 4.2% of the world population account for *** 28% *** of all the deaths reported from Wuhan flu?


The Covid-19 Censorship Hole

May 20, 2020, 03:30

As part of BS Detective Services, I have decided to create this page and populate it with links or embedded videos likely to be or to have been censored by YouTube and other pro-left, pro-statist, anti free speech platforms.

The reason I have decided to start this project is that it is too easy for me to lose track of all of the items that the government or corporate media propaganda organizations have decided to block public access to. This project is not intended to be exhaustive but it is intended to give the viewer a broad sense of the extent of the degree to which biased information platforms over-ride the public's right to decide upon whether certain news or opinions are worthy of their consideration.

For some of the verboten material, I shall add links to other sites, such as BitChute, where I have been able to find the prohibited materials.

I also invite anyone who would like me to add items to this list to please send me your examples. You can reach me, for now, via my Facebook page.

Please note: BS Detective Services does not necessarily agree with any or all of the specific content that has been deleted. I do, however, support the right of the creators to say what they wish to say.

Note also, just because something has been censored by YouTube, or the CBC, etc., does not necessarily mean that it's valid or true.

On the other hand, if you find yourself pressed for time, or are just too lazy to dig for the truth, and are satisfied with a mere ball-park level of comprehension of what is really going on in the world, if the information you are being fed is coming from the mouth of a politician, or from your television, car radio, or legacy newspaper, you can assume the opposite to be the truth and be right more than half the time.

An example of when this latter technique worked well for me occurred just prior to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Having missed the boat on the history and complexities of Middle East politics, I was able to tell, simply by noticing the frequency and volume of corporate media reports about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq that it was probably bullshit and that it was merely a propaganda effort aimed at greasing the public up for the acceptance of a military invasion.


May 20, 2020, 03:30

MASKS OF DECEIT: YOUTUBE WILL LIKELY REMOVE THIS VIDEO SO WATCH, SHARE, or DOWNLOAD IT NOW!!!

The Josh Bernstein Show


May 5, 2020

Collateral Damage from the Lock-Downs


May 5, 2020

Collateral Damage from the Lock-Downs

Posted on my Facebook page, May 9, 2020

Paul Weston Coronaphobia 2 Death Rate Perspectives - Deleted by YouTube

May 20, 2020. Still available here.


Dr Judy Michowitz

This video can be viewed here.


April 30, 2020: DR ANDREW KAUFMAN - UNMASKING THE LIES AROUND COVID-19: FACTS VS FICTIONDeleted by YouTube.

Still available here.


Epidemiologist Dr. Knut Wittkowski & Dr. Dan Erickson as reported on BS Detective Services on April 29, 2020.

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Other Examples

Monday, May 18, 2020

They Are Not Ideologues

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Storming the Beaches for Freedom

In the townhouse complex I live in, you wouldn't even know there is a GOVINC-19 crisis happening, other than the odd trick-or-treater strolling by.

On warmer, sunny days, I can open the windows to hear the kids playing together outside. It's comforting. It reminds me of the "old normal."

Over the years, as I learned a bit more about the two great world wars that were fought in the first half of the twentieth century, I felt a bit betrayed by the public school BS we were fed about them being fought to keep us free. (Of course, even back then I was the gadfly who would put up his hand and demand that the teacher reconcile this precious freedom with compulsory public education. As I grew older and wiser, I realized this was not a dumb question at all.)

The young "freedom fighters" who stormed the beaches on D-Day came home to vote for free stuff from GOVINC.

It's reassuring to see that in the twenty-first century, finally, some people are storming the beaches for freedom.

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Welfare State is a Huge Mistake

When I was very young, in the late 50s, early 60s, I was not aware of the welfare system in Canada, mainly because there wasn't much of one at the time. If you didn't work, you didn't eat. In the world I grew up in, adults had jobs and people lived in families.

My father always had a job. All of our family's friends had jobs. It was the normal, natural order of things.

By the time the late 60s, early 70s rolled around, the welfare state had already started to mushroom and many people of my generation adapted quickly to the idea that employment was optional and that other people would be forced to provide them with food, housing, and other amenities if they found the expenditure of effort too high a price to pay for the stuff they wanted. Those who found welfare dependency unpalatable often opted for government jobs, instead. Even marriage became optional for those who had children to provide for.

I opted to straddle both worlds by finding employment as a taxi driver, which allowed me to pay for the stuff I wanted without much expenditure of effort.

Side note: I let capital do the work. Driving a person 1 km. using a machine was a lot easier than carrying that same person on my back. I was "exploiting" capital. I was living "off the backs" of General Motors and Ford, so to speak, by paying them a mere pittance in exchange for the lifestyle they gave me.

For anyone with eyes to see, current events ought to make the failure of welfare statism starkly clear. For everyone else, keep on voting for the Liberals or their clones.

An Experiment in Social Order


How China Went Back To School

This is what government education looks like. Get 'em young, and the state will own them for life. Judging by the snap-to-attention behavior of most western adults over the last two months, the Communist Chinese education model has already been in play for a long time in the West.

Given that children are barely affected by the Wuhan flu, and tend not to pass it on to others, this exercise in human regimentation can only be seen as a spectacularly successful example of the true objective of the grooming of the defenseless for integration into socialist ant-hill adult life.

That anyone would willingly expose their own children to this type of savagery is chilling.

Remember when Obama said he wanted to create a civilian army?

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

At the time, I thought he was talking about some kind of para-military scheme. It wasn't until I saw the chilling China clip that I realized that Obama already had his civilian national security force. Pupils.


THE RISE OF THE SNITCH STATE

The difference is a difference of degree, not principle.

The difference is a difference of degree, not principle.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Collateral Damage from the Lock-Downs

The Scoreboard

May 7, 2020, 10:43 a.m. EDT

Total Confirmed - 3,852,646

Total Critical - 48,030

Total Deceased - 266,076

Total Active - 2,273,897

Total Recovered - 1,317,109

-- source

No lockdowns in Belarus, population 9,449,773.

Deaths - 116

Ontario was converted into an open prison. Population of Ontario - 14,000,000.

Deaths - 1,560


Collateral Damage from the Lock-Downs

This is just a prelimary summary of the damage being done by government policies to flatten the economy and test the propensity of the hoi-poli to submit to blind, unthinking obedience.

As the panic slips into the memory hole, look for the scary headlines that will be coming and note how almost all of them will be blamed on the virus, not the government.

Heart Attack Deaths

"Ontario’s Health Minister Christine Elliott did say about three dozen people were reported to have died because they were unable to have heart surgery due to the pandemic."

No. They were unable to have heart surgery because of the lock-down.

Kidney Disease

'He never got a chance': B.C. man dies after surgery cancelled due to COVID-19

Mental Health Crises

"Recent data shows a surge in depression, anxiety, suicides, and alcohol and drug abuse... all hitting the U.S. like a tsunami."

Domestic Violence

"Pandemics, financial insecurity, stress and uncertainty have lead to increased aggression at home which was seen previously with the global financial crisis in 2009." -- <italics: mine>

WHO reports domestic violence calls are up 60%.

"Billions of people are subject to some form of stay-at-home orders across the globe, and experts say women and children are particularly vulnerable to abuse in lockdown."

Also from that article, "The UN agency for sexual and reproductive health (UNFPA) has estimated that there would be 31 million more cases of domestic violence worldwide if lockdowns continue for another six months."

According to Time,

"For people who are experiencing domestic violence, mandatory lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 (the disease caused by the new coronavirus) have trapped them in their homes with their abusers, isolated from the people and the resources that could help them."

Also from that article, "an advocate at the National Domestic Violence Hotline wrote in the organization’s log book. “Her partner strangled her tonight. While talking to her, it sounded like she has some really serious injuries. She is scared to go to the ER due to fear around catching COVID-19.” -- <italics: mine>

It seems very likely that the typical government response in most countries, to flatten the economy, an untested "treatment" of COVID-19, will now result in a serious economic depression. With the double blow of stresses from job losses and bankruptcies, millions may now find themselves staying at home long after the virus has dissipated.

Other violence:

Shooting over dining area closure hurts 3 McDonald's workers

Fire Deaths

Another report of the collateral damage from government COVID-19 lockdown orders.

51 FIRE FATALITIES BETWEEN JAN. 1 AND MAY 4, A 65 PER CENT INCREASE OVER THE SAME TIME PERIOD LAST YEAR

"Ontario’s fire marshal says there’s been an increase in fire deaths this year as COVID-19 measures force many people to stay home and do more home cooking.

Jon Pegg says there have been 51 fire fatalities between Jan. 1 and May 4, a 65 per cent increase over the same time period last year. He says 17 Ontarians have died in fires this past March alone."

The Globe and Mail, May 5, 2020

Poisonings

Canadians are accidentally poisoning themselves while cleaning to prevent COVID-19

Staying Home can be Deadly.

New information suggests that by staying home, in accordance with government edicts, you have a much higher chance of requiring hospitalization due to COVID-19.

"Overall, the data of the days analyzed show most new admissions are of people who have mostly been staying home, with 66 percent of new hospitalizations being of individuals who were admitted from their own residences." -- <italics: mine>

Incentives matter. It’s not enough for voters to endorse legislation that has a nice title and promises to do something good. People need to think through the full consequences of a policy, because often it will lead to a cure worse than the disease.

-- Robert P. Murphy

Wait for it. Next, the politicians will be ordering people out of their homes.

UPDATE: May 22, 2020.

Teressa Tam tells people to go outside.


Death by Ventilator

- Flattening the economy did NOTHING.

Karl Denninger has been right all along.

George Carlin - Germs, Immune System

Safe And Effective

Enough is Enough!

Perspectives on the Pandemic | The Bakersfield Doctors | Episode 6


Project Veritas #ExposeCBS Michigan Health Center

Workers Stage “Fake Patients” In COVID19 Testing Line For CBS News


Updates

May 16, 2020

I note with disdain the persistent, and dishonest, habit by reporters, politicians, and officials to describe the collateral damage as "caused by the coronavirus pandemic," when an uncluttered mind can clearly see it was caused by government's responses.

3rd World lockdowns may kill more than COVID19

Lord Sumption discussing the police response to coronavirus

Monday, May 4, 2020

Be a Yahoo! End the Lockdown Now!

Is it time?

Join the protest.

Saturday, May 9th at 12 PM – 3 PM

Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario

Sign the petition.


Am I Spartacus?

No. I am a Yahoo!

Don't be a Schmoo, be a Yahoo!

This has gone far enough.

The original intent of this North Korea style imposition of a "new normal" was to "flatten the curve." Whether or not that untested treatment was successful will be debated for a long time. The politicians will insist it worked, and their media collaborators will cover for them.

On the other hand, the side-effects of that treatment are blazingly obvious to millions of people in terms of destroyed jobs and businesses. The other side-effects, including premature deaths from failure to get timely treatment for other illnesses, along with the suicides, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse are less obvious and have yet to be tallied.

"The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster."

-- Ludwig von Mises

I took these photos of my gym on Friday, May 1, 2020.

It doesn't look like they're planning on re-opening any time soon, if ever.


Can you die from a common cold?

"While the world waits for a vaccine for the common cold, the best thing you can do is take common-sense precautions to keep yourself as healthy as possible. If you do get a cold, take care of yourself and stay away from people that might not get over it as quickly or as easily as you do." <italics: mine> -- [source]

Uhm, yeah! That is very good advice.


Where are the outbreaks?

They are mostly in seniors’ facilities and retirement homes. The virus CAN be deadly for old people and people with comorbidities. Just as the flu and common cold can be.

So by all means, quarantine everybody, put them out of work, and bankrupt businesses!

Forget about "flattening the curve," flatten the people.

Let megalomaniacs, like Justine Trudeau, manage everything.

Yeah! That's just brilliant.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Keep the schools open. Keep the businesses open. Isolate the immune-compromised.

Keep the schools open. Keep the businesses open. And isolate the immune-compromised.

That is all we had to do.

It's basically the flu.

Okay. If this were something like the Bubonic plague or that movie with Matt Damon, with people foaming at the mouth and breaking out with swollen and painful lymph nodes, yeah, I would really buy into the idea of wearing masks and hiding under my kitchen table. I would even consider painting a white "X" on my front door to keep the postman away.

But this whole scene is a complete joke.

"The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots." -- H. L. Mencken

But Justin is not a demagogue. At best he is a draftee. At worst he is a megalomaniac. A true bubble-boy who has lived a life completely separate from the lives of those he, preposterously, assumes he has the wisdom to manage.

That he can be trotted out by Canada's Liberal-subsidized media as someone who has something important or relevant to say, ought to be dispositive in answering the question about whether the popular vote (median IQ - 100) can be relied upon to pick a competent leader - especially at a time when there is a national crisis, or even worse! When there is a non-crisis, like COVID-19.

Jesus Fucking Christ! Sorry to all you Christians out there. I would say the same thing about Mohammed if it didn't mean I were risking the wrath of pc hell raining down on my head and a registered letter from one of the Canadian "Human Rights" commissions.

It sickens me to have to witness all of the vile and cowardly attacks against Donald Trump when, flawed as he is, he is head and shoulders above Canada's sickest and possibly the most destructive accident in Canada's electoral history.

If Canadians have not figured out by now, what a complete IDIOT they have elected to be their Prime Minister, they never will.

The other day, a rather non-engaged acquaintance of mine surprised me. A light bulb went off in their head. They suddenly asked me, "Where is Trudeau getting all of this money from?" Now, I am not that sophisticated when it comes down to the subject of monetary economics, but I do know one thing for sure... it sure ain't coming out of his pocket. So far, other than the April 1st carbon rip-off, he's not getting it from taxes. He could be borrowing the money but then, who is lending it to him? I wouldn't trust the bastard with $5. Or the bank of Canada could be backing up his courageous actions by creating all of that money out of thin air.

In other words, all of those cheques he's writing are being fraudulently withdrawn from the real value of everyone else's bank accounts.

What a savior. He walks on water! Not.

But none of that matters to him so long as enough people are fooled.

But I repeat myself for the one-thousandth time. I've been calling out the Canadian voter for my whole life. Half of the voters have an IQ less than 100, and a significant number of voters are on the government payroll, one way or another.

Liberals are good at math when it benefits them. They know how to win elections. Sub-100 IQ voters plus those on the government payroll = electoral victory. It's as simple as that. ("This ship will sink. It's a mathematical certainty.")

And I don't totally blame the Canadian voter for their aversion to thinking. I was on a perfect trajectory to become a perfect Canadian when I was in High School. I've been there and done that.

Then I was struck by a weird combination of experiences that led to a 90-degree pivot in my mind.

One of them was Ayn Rand. The other was LSD. (Which, I am most sincerely NOT recommending.)

Not necessarily in that order.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

What the Heck is Going On in Sweden?

One interesting thing about the numbers out of Sweden that I noticed, is that out of of the top twenty-five countries in terms of mortality rates, Sweden is the only country that reports fewer recoveries (1005) than deaths (2653.)

Some quick and dirty spreadsheet work:

NAME DECEASED RECOVERED Recovered/Deceased
★United States 65753 161563 2.5
★Italy 28236 78249 2.8
★United Kingdom 27510 Unknown unknown
★Spain 24824 142450 5.7
★France 24594 50212 2.0
★Belgium 7703 11892 1.5
★Germany 6736 126900 18.8
★Brazil 6410 38039 5.9
★Iran 6091 76318 12.5
★Netherlands 4893 Unknown unknown
★China 4633 77685 16.8
★Canada 3391 22751 6.7
★Turkey 3258 53808 16.5
★Sweden 2653 1005 0.4
★Mexico 1972 12377 6.3
★Switzerland 1754 23900 13.6
★Ireland 1265 13386 10.6
★India 1223 10007 8.2
★Russia 1169 13220 11.3
★Peru 1124 11129 9.9
★Ecuador 1063 1913 1.8
★Portugal 1007 1647 1.6
★Indonesia 800 1591 2.0
★Romania 744 4328 5.8
★Poland 651 3491 5.4

source: ncov2019 dot live (May, 1, ~10:30 P.M.)

This apparent anomaly adds credence to the Angry Foreigner's claim that in socialist Sweden, many of the sick are just being left to die, as was the practice in some primitive hunter-gatherer societies where capitalist greed was allegedly unknown.


Also, Sweden is taking a lot of heat for its refusal to destroy its economy over COVID-19. Sweden has recorded a proportionately higher number of deaths, 2,653, than its Scandinavian neighbors. 2,653 out of about 10 million people represents .027% of its entire population so far.

To the extent that this information is reliable, the death count is ball-parking at a much lower sum than the numbers of deaths originally predicted - 2.2 million dead people in the United States (0.65%) and 500,000 in the U.K. (0.79%) from COVID-19 if no action were taken to slow the virus and flatten the economy. In other words, assuming a similar mortality rate for Sweden of 0.65%, we should have expected about 65,000 deaths in Sweden.

Using the Swedish data to date, of a 0.027% mortality rate without flattening the economy, the corresponding death count for the U.S. could be expected to have been in the neighborhood of 91,000 instead of 2.2 million. This puts the U.S. fatality rate in the same ballpark as the 2017/2018 flu season in the U.S. which had a reported 80,000 deaths.

If the numerous claims about the falsification of death certificates in the U.S. turn out to have any merit, the COVID-19 mortality rate could indeed put it in the ballpark of a severe seasonal flu, or even lower.

If an accounting of the number of deaths caused by the media-driven panic, the closure of businesses, and the failure of people to get timely help for other serious medical conditions is ever to be made, well who knows? The cure might indeed turn out to have been worse than the disease.


Brazil

More CBC dishonesty.

These CBC reporters are either totally dishonest or completely clueless.

(May 2, 3:00 p.m.)

  • Total "confirmed" cases in South America - 189,958
  • Total "confirmed cases in Brazil - 92,109
  • Brazil's share of "confirmed" COVID-19 cases - 48.5%

  • Population of Brazil - 212,000,000
  • Population of South America - 430,121,065

Brazil's share of population of South America 212,000,000 / 430,121,065 X 100 = 49.3 %.

Brazil has a share of "confirmed" cases proportionate to its share of the population of the continent.

So what?

Notice there are no comments allowed below the CBC "report."

Also:

Brazil reports 6,750 deaths, so far, attributed to COVID-19. If Canada currently had the same proportional death rate, it would equal 37/212 X 6,750 = ‭1,178 deaths. The current death rate in Canada is 3,564 with measures in place to flatten the economy. That is more than TRIPLE Brazil's death rate.



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