“It’s all Bullsh*t” – 3 Leaks that Sink the Covid Narrative – OffGuardian

Evidence is piling up that the people in charge knew, from the very beginning, that the virus was not dangerous.
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It seems the truth about the WuFlu eludes us. Why?


LIBERTARIAN: In a pandemic, no one wants to touch it. Why cash has become the new Typhoid Mary

While many hail the shift to a cashless economy, others say that it raises equity concerns, because the poorest Americans have no access to digital alternatives. Much of the world, led by Scandinavia and Japan, has moved to assure virtually their entire populations have access to online payments. China introduced a digital currency this spring in four cities, paving the way to its becoming perhaps the world’s first cashless society.

Source: In a pandemic, no one wants to touch it. Why cash has become the new Typhoid Mary

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As a little L libertarian, I don’t like the Gooferment knowing EVERYTHING!


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Let the patients and doctors decide, not politicians and bureaucrats


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For today, let me share with you part of an email I received from an emergency room physician who reads my newsletter. He has given me permission to share it with you, but with his name withheld:

I am a full-time practicing board-certified emergency room physician certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) — which is the real deal, not one of those “other” board-certified institutions. I have an Ivy League undergraduate degree in biochemistry, and my medical degree is from the NYU school of medicine. I have practiced medicine in urban Chicago, Boston and Quincy, Massachusetts, and for the last 19 years in Florida. I don’t mean to brag, but for what it’s worth I have seen a thing or two that most people rarely deal with when it comes to health issues….

[The coronavirus] is a real virus with real consequences, including death. I have taken care of a few young people who required hospitalization, one of whom was deathly ill and may have died. (She was transferred to a tertiary care facility, a higher level of care hospital that has more sub-specialists than at my hospital, which is a community hospital. When she was transferred I lost follow-up on her.) However, I typically will see one or two younger people who become seriously ill with every flu season, and I have seen the occasional death….

The consequences of the lockdown and the over-hyped fear that the MSM has instilled in the public are atrocious, worse than the War on Terror. In your podcast episode today (#1661), entitled “The Lockdowns and Those Millions of Lives,” you mentioned that treatments of emergency stroke patients are down 40%.

I cannot emphasize enough how devastating this fact alone is. I can honestly say that during every shift I have worked in the emergency room for the month of May, I have seen stroke patients who should have come in earlier for potentially brain-saving emergency treatment. Because these patients finally present many hours if not days later because of the fear of catching coronavirus, their chances of recovery are greatly diminished — to essentially zero. While coronavirus will pass, these patients will live with a disability for the rest of their lives. They and their families were robbed.

There are other real consequences that are just as terrible. An emergency physician like myself will typically see one or two cardiac arrest patients a week — the vast majority in people over 70 if not even older, mostly with underlying heart disease. Yet I have seen in March and in early April mostly younger men in their 50s and early 60s present in cardiac arrest. After any attempt at resuscitation, I always speak with the family to get more details, and in every circumstance I was told by the patient’s wife or partner that the patient was extremely stressed about not being able to work and provide for his family. Now the breadwinner is dead, and the family is left in mourning and without the means to support themselves.

I have also seen at least twice as many suicide attempts and also 2 to 3 times as many drug overdoses as I see in a 1-2 month period. These are the tragedies that are not counted by our wise overlords who need to protect us from ourselves with these politically face-saving lockdowns. I haven’t even mentioned the cancer patients, some of whom need time-sensitive operations let alone chemotherapy — and some of these patients, because of their compromised immune status, are at high risk of catching coronavirus, but the point is to let the patients and doctors decide, not politicians in state capitals.

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Seems OBVIOUS to me.

People have to decide what risks they want to take.


As much as I want a haircut, I’m not willing to risk my life.


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Lockdown was unnecessary, this country now admits

That the lockdowns were unnecessary.It turns out that the virus was already on the decline when the lockdowns were ordered, and it was not spreading nearly as fast as the most extreme numbers — on the basis of which the lockdowns were implemented — suggested it was:”It looks as if the effective reproduction rate had already dropped to around 1.1 [and not 2 or 3, as a frightened public was being told] when the most comprehensive measures were implemented on 12 March, and that there would not be much to push it down below 1…. We have seen in retrospect that the infection was on its way down.”

Source: Lockdown was unnecessary, this country now admits

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What a surprise!  Another example of the Gooferment in “action”!


VETERANS: can’t decide what risks they-want to take


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politicians and bureaucrats decide what we can and can’t do.

that’s just not right!


FUN: ​”​Men with long ring fingers are less likely to die from the coronavirus: study​”​


​”​Men with long ring fingers are less likely to die from the coronavirus: study​”​

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​Nice to know if I get the WuFlu, it’ll be mild. 


Makes a much sense as anything else we’ve heard from the “experts”!​


Japan may have beaten Coronavirus without lockdowns or mass testing. But how?

No restrictions were placed on residents’ movements, and businesses from restaurants to hairdressers stayed open. No high-tech apps that tracked people’s movements were deployed. The country doesn’t have a center for disease control. And even as nations were exhorted to “test, test, test,” Japan has tested just 0.2% of its population — one of the lowest rates among developed countries.

Yet the curve has been flattened, with deaths well below 1,000, by far the fewest among the Group of Seven developed nations. In Tokyo, its dense center, cases have dropped to single digits on most days. While the possibility of a more severe second wave of infection is ever-present, Japan has entered and is set to leave its emergency in just weeks, with the status lifted already for most of the country and Tokyo and the remaining four other regions set to exit Monday.

Source: Japan may have beaten Coronavirus without lockdowns or mass testing. But how?

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Why was Japan different?


How film goddess Carole Lombard became Hollywood’s first casualty of WW II

Daily Variety editor Arthur Ungar penned a page-one tribute to Lombard that led the Jan. 19, 1942, edition.

“Carole Lombard died in the line of duty. She was the first casualty of show business in this world war. She was in active service on a mission in defense of the United States —  selling Defense Bonds — when death suddenly overtook her in the skies,” Ungar wrote.At a time when the country was polarized about whether to enter the conflict, Lombard had been an outspoken supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

It was no surprise that she was among the first in what Variety then referred to as “the film colony” to raise her hand to help the war effort. U.S. Treasury officials put the movie star to work selling war bonds to finance the enormous military and industrial response to Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Source: How film goddess Carole Lombard became Hollywood’s first casualty of WW II

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World War II impacted Hollywood differently then. After that, they no longer were “Americans” imho.


Are Aluminum Pots, Bottles, and Foil Safe? | NutritionFacts.org

But then this study was published, suggesting the aluminum itself may be harmful. Most of our aluminum exposure comes from processed junk that contains aluminum-containing food additives, including those within some processed cheeses, baking powders, cake mixes, frozen dough, and pancake mixes. But approximately 20 percent of the daily intake of aluminum may come from aluminum cooking utensils, such as pans, pots, kettles, and trays. To see if this may be causing a problem, they took blood from consumers who used aluminum cookware versus those who did not, and found that not only were the aluminum users walking around with twice the level of aluminum in their blood, but they had more free radical damage of their body fats and proteins. And the total antioxidant capacity of their bloodstream was compromised; so, no surprise, they suffered significantly more DNA damage. And indeed, those with the highest levels of aluminum in their blood tended to suffer significantly more damage to their DNA. No surprise, since aluminum is considered to be a pro-oxidant agent.

Source: Are Aluminum Pots, Bottles, and Foil Safe? | NutritionFacts.org

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Take care around aluminum especially pots and foil!

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A Vote-by-Mail Nightmare – WSJ

n 27 states, “a voter can designate someone to return their ballot,” says the National Conference of State Legislatures. This practice is often restricted to family members and caregivers, or with rules that cap the number of ballots any single person may return. Not always. “Ballot harvesting” has made news in California, where activists have canvassed neighborhoods collecting votes. The registrar in Orange County reported in 2018 that his office had “people dropping off maybe 100 or 200 ballots.

”Ballot harvesting isn’t widespread, but laws in 13 states are “silent on the issue,” the NCSL says. That includes Wisconsin, where the Elections Commission told voters in March that ballots may be returned by “a family member or another person.” Technically, that covers anybody at the door in a Biden shirt or a Trump hat. Last year when the commission flagged the issue, it said Wisconsin law also doesn’t “clearly prohibit failing or refusing to deliver a marked ballot collected from another voter.”

Source: A Vote-by-Mail Nightmare – WSJ

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Clearly this an invitation to fraud.  (By either “party”!)


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment Skrules are getting worse


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I listed a few of these inhuman and anti-social guidelines on my other email list, for entrepreneurs, the other day. They include:
No “communal shared spaces” — which means no cafeterias or playgrounds.
No field trips, assemblies, or external organizations.
Everyone over age 2 wears a mask.
No sharing toys, electronic devices, anything.
No switching teachers during the day.
On the school bus one child per seat, skipping rows.
Physical barriers between bathroom sinks.

One-way routes in hallways.
And plenty more besides.
Just when you thought the Prussian-inspired American public school system couldn’t get more regimented and dehumanizing, along comes the CDC.

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Tom Woods really nails “public education” for the disaster it is. The TRUE purpose of Gooferment Skrules  is to create cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite.  If you have ANY doubt, just look where the elite send their children to be educated.  It sure isn’t the “public schools”!



SC Absentee Ballots Found in Maryland as Dems Urge Vote-by-Mail

About 20 Charleston County absentee ballots were found in Maryland this week as the Democrat Party’s effort to gradually move all states to vote-by-mail continues, while the GOP warns that such moves will lead to voter fraud, inaccuracy, and abuse.

Source: SC Absentee Ballots Found in Maryland as Dems Urge Vote-by-Mail

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How can the Sheeple trust the process?


Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion

— Read on apnews.com/81f11055d39cefc7e9483c77e682bdbc

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I wonder when people are going to wake up and save gold and silver bullion. That’s real money. I don’t understand why people that are not recognized that the FED inflation has cost them 98% of the value of a dollar.

What is everybody stupid?


TECHNOLOGY: Big Tech needs to be broken up to preserve “free speech”

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Facebook heads lobby group to push “Big Tech” as essential to free speech narrative
Silicon Valley is gearing up for a fight with regulators and Facebook is taking a leading role in the formation of a new lobbying effort to spin the narrative in Big Tech’s favour. Called “American Edge”, the group which hasn’t launched yet 
“argues that Silicon Valley is essential for the U.S. economy and the future of free speech…The group’s splash page, which went live on Tuesday night, defines the project as: “…a newly formed bipartisan coalition dedicated to the proposition that American innovators are an essential part of the U.S. economic health, national security and individual freedoms.”
Read: https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccabellan/2020/05/13/facebook-helps-launch-pro-tech-group-to-combat-silicon-valley-regulations/
Hold that thought….
Youtube deplatforms anti-lockdown epidemiologist and Bitcoin halving ceremony
Over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic the Big Tech platforms have been particularly aggressive in deplatforming any content that does not conform to the “official” narrative.  Youtube defines this in particular as anything that does not reflect WHO or CDC directives. 
So it was no surprise to learn that  Youtube’s latest hit was on controversial epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski, who had a video on Youtube, with over 1.3 million views, criticizing the lockdown and advocating for a herd immunity approach.
But the Bitcoin halving ceremony?  Yes.  YouTube deplatformed Cointelegraph’s live-streaming of the Bitcoin halving ceremony while it was in progress.
“Cointelegraph had a full day of programming lined up for a livestream that covered Bitcoin’s third block halving on May 11. The agenda mostly went off without a hitch — fintech luminaries like Tim Draper, Roger Ver, Meltem Demirors and many more shared their time and opinions with Cointelegraph editorial staff over the course of a livestream that lasted just under seven hours.
But the stream was blocked and deleted six hours and 42 minutes into a nearly finished program, locking more than 2,000 viewers out of our coverage.”
Read: https://nypost.com/2020/05/16/youtube-censors-epidemiologist-knut-wittkowski-for-opposing-lockdown/
And: https://cointelegraph.com/news/youtube-cancels-cointelegraphs-btc-halving-livestream-for-being-harmful-content
(Yeah, Big Tech is essential to free speech my ass. I can’t believe I’m actually pulling for the DoJ to break all these parasitic quasi-monopolies into a thousand little pieces.)

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Given the hard Left spin of Big Tech, it’s unlikely that anything will happen.

That being said, it’s time to use the corporate tax code to keep all Corporations “small”.

A long time ago, I said that the corporate balance sheets should be limited to 999,999,999.99.

Apply a flat tax on everything over that amount!


POLITICAL: Defining Obama-gate


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This week’s news that at least 39 Obama officials had unmasked Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s private conversations during the last month of their administration seemed a little shocking. Today, major media outlets are telling readers and viewers that the practice is “routine.”

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So it appears that “Obama-gate” has three parts to it:

  1. There was 39 Obama officials that had Flynn’s conversations in violation of law, regulation, and the American spirit of fair play.
  2. This, in combination with the FBI conspiracy to take Flynn down, indicates that BHO44 is involved.
  3. And, the liberal Democratic leftist “main street media” is covering it up.


A pizzeria owner made money buying his own $24 pizzas from DoorDash for $16 – The Verge

Later in the piece, Roy points out that DoorDash lost $450 million generating $900 million in revenue last year, which is wild. The delivery business was working just fine before DoorDash and co. swept in with piles of money to burn. Today, as Roy writes astutely, the model is broken. “You have insanely large pools of capital creating an incredibly inefficient money-losing business model,” he writes. “It’s used to subsidize an untenable customer expectation. You leverage a broken workforce to minimize your genuine labor expenses. The companies unload their capital cannons on customer acquisition, while this week’s Uber-Grubhub news reminds us, the only viable endgame is a promise of monopoly concentration and increased prices. But is that even viable?”

Source: A pizzeria owner made money buying his own $24 pizzas from DoorDash for $16 – The Verge

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No substitute for stupid!!!!!!


HEALTH: A vegan diet may have benefits for surprising reasons

“Strictly plant-based diets have gained acceptance as a dietary strategy for preventing and managing disease. Perhaps, in part, this is because of their rather unique gut flora, with less of the disease-causing bacteria and more of the protective species.” https://buff.ly/3cIBa1F

I think it’s worth it to try to be a vegan!


Study finds 42% of pandemic layoffs will become permanent job losses

We are witnessing a massive shift in the economy in a very short period of time. The dislocations for people, particularly people of limited means, have been and will continue to be profound. (From The Washington Examiner) Forty-two percent of workers experiencing recent layoffs will suffer permanent job losses, according to a paper circulated by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Source: Study finds 42% of pandemic layoffs will become permanent job losses

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As the Big Fat Old Turkey, I’ve always warned 50+ jobseekers that their BIGGEST fear would NEVER being able to find another job.  AT ALL!  Let alone on comparable to the one that they lost.

I’d be willing to bet that the impact on the 50+ unemployed will be much worse that anyone expects.

Hope I’m wrong, BUT I don’t think so.



TECHNOLOGY: Bought a new EUFY P1 scale

Since I moved from New Hampshire I never unpacked a lot of stuff. One of which was my Aria scale. Since I shifted from FITBIT to an APPLE WATCH 4, it’s obsolete for my purposes.

The EUFY scale has it’s own app. The install and start up procedure was somewhat easy. Only had to do it twice. It didn’t connect via bluetooth the first time.

Now it’s working. We’ll see if it helps.


This is how Bali escaped being virus hot spot with local traditions – travel – Hindustan Times

Officials tapped the influential village committees and Hindu beliefs to ensure residents stayed at home and no outside visitors were permitted to avoid wider infections after a British tourist with Covid-19 was the first in Bali to succumb to the virus in early March. People were also asked to perform certain Hindu rituals for protection, which mandated them to obey local leaders, according to Governor Koster.

Source: This is how Bali escaped being virus hot spot with local traditions – travel – Hindustan Times

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Well, good for them.

I am a bit concerned anytime “We, The Sheeple” are “mandated to obey local leaders”.

We were all give “free will” and need to use it responsibly.  Sometimes that even means “obeying local leaders”.


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Raven-Symone reveals she hasn’t spent ANY of her Cosby Show money | Daily Mail Online

Raven-Symone has not spent any of her Cosby Show money after getting her big break on the series over 30 years ago.

The actress, 34, was just four-years-old years old when she began playing Olivia Kendall on the hit series from 1989 to 1992, and has been sitting on all that money ever since.

Source: Raven-Symone reveals she hasn’t spent ANY of her Cosby Show money | Daily Mail Online

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Now that’s good financial planning!

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Lockdown-flouting speakeasies popping up throughout Manhattan

Speak-easies are back in New York. And not the tourist traps that have been filling perfectly good storage space in the backs of bodegas, pizzerias and pet stores across Williamsburg for a decade — but actual illicit drinking dens.

Source: Lockdown-flouting speakeasies popping up throughout Manhattan

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Makes me laugh!

Can’t keep drugs out of prison, but expect people to refrain from bars?

Just more Gooferment stupidity!

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FINANCIAL: Traders get wiped by a software bug!

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Negative oil price triggers trading software bug, wipes out traders
For the non-professional trader, dabbling in futures or FX contracts is generally a recipe for financial ruin.  There’s so much leverage in those contracts that it doesn’t take much of a move against your position to get wiped out.  When the underlying commodity does something weird, like say, flash crashing or something weirder (see below), all bets are off.  The situation is exacerbated if the trading desk software isn’t equipped to handle such an unprecedented move.
Bloomberg reports the tale of Toronto-based Syed Shah, who normally trades stocks and currencies on his Interactive Brokers account.  On April 20, Shah picked the absolute wrong day to try his hand at trading oil futures. That’s the day oil went negative for the first time in history, at one point printing a negative $37/barrel handle.
Shah waded into what he thought was an unsustainable discount on oil: spending $2,400 from his account on futures contracts at $3.30/barrel, $0.50/barrel, culminating in a tranche at the unbelievable price of one penny a barrel.  Except not only did oil fall to 0.01/barrel, it kept going, below zero, negative and further negative – only Shah, and all of the other traders on Interactive Brokers system didn’t know that, because the platform wasn’t coded to handle negative oil prices. None of them knew the contracts they were buying were actually costing them money the further oil went below zero.
When the end-of-day settlement notices went out, Shah, who started the day out with a balance of $77,000 in his account, now owed the house $9,000,000.
Interactive Brokers has since acknowledged the negative price exposed bugs in their own system, and IB will be making all traders affected whole out of their own book.  It’s estimated that will cost the brokerage around $113,000,000.
Read: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-08/oil-crash-busted-a-broker-s-computers-and-inflicted-huge-losses
Charles Hugh Smith, Jesse Hirsh and I discussed this type of unprecedented signal distortion in our first AxisOfEasy Salon, available here.

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That’s a horror story.

This “casino” is NOT for the faint of heart!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Kvetching about the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee’s MVC


I use the online renewal for my car registrations’ renewals here in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee!

Bear in mind the NJ MVC has all my car related information and my drivers’ license data.

The app should remember me, my cars, and policy numbers and only force me to enter the data if it’s changed.

I do wonder what they do with the insurance company id and policy numbers?

Also annoying is that the printed renewal should use a larger font for us old folks and the visually impaired.

Since I have no choice in vendors of this “service”, I can’t comparison shop or influence them to “fix” my issues with their design.

Typical of the Gooferment versus a truly free market.

Funny that the supposedly “free market” — which isn’t “free”! — never send me stuff that’s hard to read.  Wonder why?  Competition!

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Researchers uncover MORE evidence that smokers may be protected from the deadly coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

Of 441 hospitalised COVID-19 patients in the study, 5% were active smokers But rates are 24% in the Italian population, suggesting some sort of protection However, more smokers succumbed to the disease – half of smokers compared to 35% of non-smokersIt comes after a UCL review of 28 studies, including from Europe, which found smokers were less common than expected among COVID-19 patients Governments suggest quitting the habit for precaution despite lack of evidence

Source: Researchers uncover MORE evidence that smokers may be protected from the deadly coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

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More anecdotal evidence that the experts don’t understand this pandemic?

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