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”!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment Skrules are getting worse

https://mailchi.mp/tomwoods/partlyfalse?e=39307912ab

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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”!

Argh!

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

2020-May-12

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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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The FBI needs to be shutdown; possibly a new agency formed with NO ONE from the old FBI

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/16/disclosures-russian-disinformation-in-steele-dossier-fueled-collusion-probe-by-obama-comey-fbi/

Disclosures: Russian Disinformation in Steele Dossier Fueled Collusion Probe by Obama, Comey, FBI
EDWIN MORA
16 Apr 2020

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The FBI heavily relied on a Democrat-funded dossier by former British spy Christopher Steele to spy on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, even after learning that the document likely contained Russian disinformation, evidence declassified this week revealed.

On Wednesday, Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley (IA) and Ron Johnson (WI) released newly declassified footnotes from the December 2019 Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general (IG) report about the FBI’s Russia collusion probe. The footnotes indicate that the FBI may have assisted Moscow in interfering in the American elections by relying on Russian disinformation contained in Steele’s infamous “pee dossier” to carry out its collusion investigation.

FBI officials began their investigation during former President Barack Obama’s administration while the agency, a component of DOJ, was under the leadership of James Comey. The probe, which ultimately found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, carried into the current administration.

Steele’s dossier served as the FBI’s primary source for its collusion allegations, even though the agency knew Russian disinformation had tainted the information in the document. In other words, the Democrat-funded, infamous “pee dossier” that fueled the FBI’s collusion investigation relied on Russian lies.

A press release issued by Grassley and Johnson on Wednesday noted:

Despite multiple reports in 2017 warning that claims in an anti-Trump dossier [by Steele] were “false” and “part of a Russian disinformation campaign,” the FBI continued to rely on the Democrat-funded opposition research to spy on a Trump campaign aide.

The two senators added in a joint statement:

As we can see from these now-declassified footnotes in the IG’s report, Russian intelligence was aware of the dossier before the FBI even began its investigation and the FBI had reports in hand that their central piece of evidence was most likely tainted with Russian disinformation.

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The FBI is an example of a special militia that was hated by the Dead Old White Guys.

The Constitution was intended to limit the power of the Federal Gooferment.

Yet, the politicians and bureaucrats think they have “absolute power” over all the “We, The Sheeple”!

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: PA Rep has an N95 and it’s misused!

https://twitter.com/price_laborecon/status/1250803426197454848

PA Representative Bob Brooks @RepBobBrooks

Wearing a N95 respirator mask upside down on the PA House floor. Brooks voted to send ALL non-essential PA workers back to work this week as ESSENTIAL PA nursing home workers pictured below are still wearing homemade masks.

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(1) I thought that the “diktat” was that the N95’s were only need by doctors, nurses, and hospital staff.  Somehow I doubt that Rep Dob is working in an ER.

(2) What a jerk.  Upside down!  

I really think politicians and bureaucrats need to be scorned when they “try to get to the front of the parade and pretend to lead”!

Argh!

“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.” — Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949), John Wayne’s character, Sergeant Stryker

Sometimes they demonstrate their stupidity!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Coronavirus victims may be given ‘passports’ so people know they’ve had Covid-19 – Daily Star

She continued: “So to give a certificate saying somebody is immune, I think is actually quite dangerous because: A, we don’t know if it’s true and B, it could give people a slight sense of false security, where they start to do things that they wouldn’t otherwise do.”For the general public, saying you’re immune they will think ‘oh OK, I don’t need to worry anymore’ – and there will be people who will die as a result of that.”I think it’s very risky and I don’t think it’s necessary.”

Source: Coronavirus victims may be given ‘passports’ so people know they’ve had Covid-19 – Daily Star

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Yet another dumb idea from the politicians and bureaucrats!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Managing a Disaster, by Walter E.Williams

in a disaster, we want people to economize their use of goods and services and we want suppliers of these goods and services to produce more. Rising prices encourage these actions. Anti-price gouging laws stymy those incentives and create the pretense that a disaster does not exist.

Source: Managing a Disaster, by Walter E.Williams | Creators Syndicate

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Once again, the various levels of Gooferment can’t “manage a disaster” by eliminating “price gouging”!

The higher prices force economical acquisition and encourage increase supply.  The more the “gouging” the greater the incentives.

I was at the grocery store today and there was no paper towels available at the $1.79 price as tagged on the shelf.  Now if the store had raised its price to $17.99, then I’d bet there would have been “plenty” there.

I read somewhere that Walmart was selling canned corn on a special sale for 50¢ per can and couldn’t keep the shelves stocked.  When they went back to the “normal” price of 79¢ per can, there was no problem.  Such was the price sensitivity. A 60% rise eliminated “hoarding”!

When will the politicians and bureaucrats ever learn?

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