GOVERNACIDE: Vin Suprynowicz » Who stood to gain by panicking the nation & shutting down our entire economy, over an epidemic that will likely kill fewer Americans than the ‘regular old flu’?

I believe we saw something highly significant today: The Let’s-Trash-Trump-and-His-Economy press are reporting today’s incident as though TRUMP did something wrong. When Trump announced Chloroquine works both to prevent and to ameliorate the symptoms of coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the massively commercially compromised National Institutes of Health promptly responded that it “hasn’t been clinically tested,” at which point Trump backed down and said it was “just his opinion.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-undercuts-fauci-on-whether-chloroquine-can-treat-coronavirus-2020-3?op=1

But guess what? The expert wasn’t right. It’s Trump who was right. Fauci is part of the conflicted, sold-out mob that moves endlessly through the revolving door between the NIH/CDC and Big Pharma, all anxious to create big profits by peddling a new vaccine (even “free” vaccines can be billed to and paid for by the gubbimint – including the ones that are only 40 percent efficacious and can cause more harm than good, which is a lot of them.)

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DJT45 WAS RIGHT!

And, no one remembers that.

Sure he’s wrong a lot.  Maybe even he tweets a “whopper” from time to time.  (I think he uses Twitter to engage his opponents, like a cat chasing a red dot.)

But, the media is running “the sky is falling” 24/7.

I prefer a more reasonable, factual, less panicked media.

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LIBERTARIAN: The State Is Not Your Friend – LewRockwell

The State isn’t a magical entity; it’s a parasite on society. Anything useful the State does could be, and would be, provided by entrepreneurs seeking a profit. And would be better and cheaper by virtue of that.

More important, the State represents institutionalized coercion. It has a monopoly of force, and that’s always extremely dangerous. As Mao Tse-tung, lately one of the world’s leading experts on government, said: “The power of the State comes out of a barrel of a gun.” The State is not your friend.

Source: The State Is Not Your Friend – LewRockwell

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The “priestly class” — in which I include politicians and bureaucrats — has been a curse on humanity and civilization from the dawn of time.  These parasites, in guise of providing “leadership”, “cost” a lot more than they are worth.  Argh!

Let’s get back on the track to freedom and liberty.

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Chinese Ambassador Lauds Hillary Clinton’s Attack on President Trump

An ambassador from China is lauding Hillary Clinton’s recent attack on President Trump. | Politics

Source: Chinese Ambassador Lauds Hillary Clinton’s Attack on President Trump

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Isn’t this a serious breach of diplomatic etiquette?

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TINFOILHAT: Don’t believe conspiracy theories; coronavirus wasn’t created in a lab

Anderson and her collaborators found evidence in the virus’ spike-like proteins, which help the infection grab and penetrate animal cells, to determine that they “evolved to effectively target a molecular feature” specific to human cells. The function is so effective, in fact, that they believe only natural selection could have produced such an efficient virus.

The Scripps teams also note that anyone attempting to generate a new coronavirus on their own — in a lab, for instance — would have used a prior coronavirus as a template. But the structure of SARS-CoV-2, they found, was unlike any they had previously encountered in humans, and instead resembled those found in bats and pangolins. Scientists believe the virus may have originated in a bat.

Dr. Josie Golding, epidemics lead at UK-based Wellcome Trust, also told Scripps that their findings are “crucially important to bring an evidence-based view to the rumors that have been circulating about the origins of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) causing COVID-19.”

Source: Don’t believe conspiracy theories; coronavirus wasn’t created in a lab

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So, what about the report that there was Chinese bio lab 600 yards from the wild food market in Wuhan?

Didn’t anyone else see that report?

Awfully convenient!

Or will this be like the BBC report of WTC7 collapse 20 minutes before it did?

Why did the BBC report the WTC Building 7 collapse twenty minutes in advance of the event?

Sorry but all I can do is ask questions and recall “hot stories gone cold”!

I only know what I am told and the quote from a great Jurist —  “If it doesn’t make sense, it’s not true.” — Judge Judy!

This all doesn’t make sense.  Too coincidental.

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https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/debunking-nature-magazines-covid-19-definitely-didnt-come-lab-china-propaganda

Debunking Nature Magazine’s “COVID-19 Definitely Didn’t Come From A Lab” China Propaganda
by Tyler Durden
Fri, 03/20/2020 – 23:25

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Maybe you shouldn’t blindly believe everything you read? Even if the source has a pretty solid reputation?

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Below is a takedown of that article, and the good news is a much more nuanced and honest look at the origins of COVID-19, the Wuhan Strain of coronavirus is just a click away.

Thus, the high-affinity binding of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to human ACE2 is most likely the result of natural selection on a human or human-like ACE2 that permits another optimal binding solution to arise. This is strong evidence that SARS-CoV-2 is not the product of purposeful manipulation.

As our report mentions right at the start, scientists passed the H5N1 Bird Flu through a series of ferret hosts until it gained ACE2 affinity and then became incredibly virulent, which is what’s seen with COVID-19 since its affinity to ACE2 is orders of magnitude higher than SARS. That process would leave a genome that appears “natural” and not purposeful as well since it wouldn’t leave a genomic smoking gun and would simply appear to be the result of “natural” selection. However the addition of artificial generations produced by this process of passing through ferrets in the lab would create a lot of genetic distance from any possible relatives – precisely what is seen in COVID-19: it forms its own clade and appears very distant from all other bat coronaviruses. So this is lazy research, they’re either unaware of the Bird Flu study or are willfully ignoring it.

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So I, your faithful blogger and resident curmudgeon don’t believe ANYTHING.  Even that sun will rise tomorrow morning.  (Best I can say is: “It appears to rise every morning”!)

As far as the Wuhan virus is concerned, it’s an ideal Conspiracy Theory.  Because whatever is advanced as “proof” or “evidence” is probably tempered by politics, politicians, and bureaucrats.

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OBSOLETE: Replace Handshakes and Hugs with One of These Greetings – LifeSavvy

Thailand

Thais have an excellent greeting you could adopt during this time of turmoil. Wai is a way to say hello, goodbye, thank you, and even I’m sorry. It’s a greeting of respect, so reserve it for those who deserve it (older family members, your boss or teacher, or people you serve). To do it, you hold your hands in prayer position in front of your chest and nod (see the video below).

Source: Replace Handshakes and Hugs with One of These Greetings – LifeSavvy

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Saawadi.

(Did I mention spent 47 weeks in a DLI Thai course?  And most Thais speak, read, and write better english that most of us.)

Seem like we could adopt this practice or one of the many others — except the one about sticking out your tongue — as a handshake / hug replacement?

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FINANCIAL: Help Main Street — Buy gift cards to support local business during COVID-19

Source: Help Main Street — Buy gift cards to support local business during COVID-19

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I don’t know if that is such great advice.

It would be reasonable to think some, if not most, will fail, bankrupt, and not reopen.

Your gift card is smoke.

I’ve been stuck with some Christmas and Birthday gift cards.

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HEALTH: Coronavirus crisis Deciding how to prioritize hospital patients

Happily, New York state put together a protocol back in 2008 titled “Allocation of Ventilators in a Public Health Disaster” (largely reaffirmed in 2015) designed for a moment like ours. Wisely, our state insists that age and health problems or disabilities unrelated to what is causing the epidemic shouldn’t serve as the basis for rationing. Prognosis for recovery is what matters.

A New York hospital could choose to give its last ventilator to the 72-year-old marathon runner rather than to the 57-year-old pack-a-day smoker. Again, based only on prognosis for recovery. The objectivity of the standard removes much of the physician’s subjective ideology from the picture.

Source: Coronavirus crisis: Deciding how to prioritize hospital patients

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Seems like a good way to ration if it has to be done.

Like the organ donor controversy, the Gooferment makes rules (i.e., you can sell a kidney but you can starve to death; you can’t sell a dead relative’s organs even if you’re dead broke; some rules don’t apply to the elite) and then says “there’s a shortage”.

When ever I hear that there is a “shortage” or “surplus”, I just know deep in my heart that the Gooferment has screwed something up.

Why did we ever put the Gooferment “in charge of health care”?  I can’t conceive of what “healthcare” would look like in a Libertarian USA but I’m sure it would be better that what a mess we have now.

The meaning of “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else is so muddled we can’t possible extract the Gooferment from it.  It’s like “who would build the roads”?  Do you think that WalMart, UPS, FedEx, and all the other carriers couldn’t figure it out without, as Tom Woods calls it, a guy with a bullhorn shouting out orders.  The truly Free Market would allow an efficient solution to evolve.

If health care was a “free market”, I am sure that Insurance Companies would have hospitals for their insured that would serve their Customers spectacularly.  By way of proof, i offer: health insurance, car insurance, and life insurance.  Notice the decreasing level of Gooferment “regulation”.  Notice, also, the decreasing level of cost and the increasing level of service.  Health insurance is a nightmare; life insurance is walk in the park.  Could there be a message in this example?  Ya think!

So now that the “China / Wuhan / Covid19 / whatever you want to call it” virus has drastically altered our society, let’s use it to create solutions with more freedom and liberty.

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

So let’s use this opportunity to, for example, enshrine “distance learning” and close Gooferment Skrules.  Let’s create a national free market in “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else.  Let’s get the Gooferment out of “health rules & regulations” that prevented “telemedicine”, free exchange of medical records between doctors, terminate the CDC & FDA replacing them with a version of the Consumer Reports.  Let’s take the monopoly privileges from Big Insurance, Big Pharma, and the medical cartel forcing them to stand up for their failures — no bailouts or limitations of liability for mistakes.

We’ll all be better off.

In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. — Theodore Roosevelt

Let’s not do “nothing”!

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