VERY low energy, Barack:
This was the crowd he drew in Philly for his speech:
What a fall from grace.
Remember the crowds this guy got in 2008?
I almost feel bad for the guy.
VERY low energy, Barack:
This was the crowd he drew in Philly for his speech:
What a fall from grace.
Remember the crowds this guy got in 2008?
I almost feel bad for the guy.
I’m trying to figure out the angle here. Is Wray trying to cover his ass and get on Trump’s good side after the news got out that the FBI sat on the Hunter Biden laptop all throughout the phony impeachment?
This means Biden has to be impeached, right? Because that’s how the media treated Trump when the Russians supposedly “interfered” on his behalf.
If Biden is elected (which I don’t think he will be, but still), then does he have to undergo three-plus years of non-stop media hyperventilating about how he’s in thrall to Iran? Will he be subject to endless investigations and have his whole life turned upside down, like what happened with Trump?
Does this come as a suprise to anyone, though? Iran obviously prefers Biden to Trump. Trump was the one who ripped up the Iran deal and imposed massive, crippling sanctions on Iran. Iran would love to see Biden in the White House.
On the other hand, from the very start of all the RUSSIAN COLLUSION! nonsense, the one thing that undermined it all was the lack of any evidence that Russia preferred Trump to Hillary in 2016. It has never made any sense that Russia would prefer the guy whose motto was “AMERICA FIRST” and was promising to turn America into the world’s biggest oil producer, a move that would directly harm the oil-dependent nation of Russia.
But with Biden, it’s obvious that the Iranians are pulling for him big-time.
So what were the Iranian emails? Apparently they pretended to be the Proud Boys:
The Daily Mail obtained one of the fake emails:
I am not sure, exactly, how this was meant to help Biden. Threatening people with violence if they don’t vote for Trump somehow helps Biden? I mean, I guess had the FBI not stepped in and publicly declared these emails to be fake and coming from Iran, this would have been a golden opportunity for the media to seize on them and scream “RIGHT WING EXTREMISM!” and blame Trump for it. I guess that’s how they would help Biden.
But the people that actually received the emails would not be more likely to vote Biden. I’m sure most people ignored the emails as spam, but no doubt there were some people that took them seriously and got scared. If anything, I could see the emails compelling a small number of Biden voters to stay home and not vote out of fear.
Just think of it logically: if you were trying to help Biden, then why would you send emails to his supporters threatening them with violence if they don’t vote for Trump?
The thing is, there have been almost identical letters sent to Trump supporters within the past few weeks. This image has been making the rounds online:
It’s basically the same exact thing, except for Trump supporters. I wonder why the FBI didn’t mention these.
And they also, as far as I can tell, didn’t reveal how many of those threatening emails have been sent out so far.
One of the dumbest terms to enter the American political discourse following the 2016 election–aside from “collusion”–was “election meddling.” For one, it assumes that a foreign nation can actually swing one of our elections. And second, it implies that 2016 was the first time it had ever happened in US history–which it was most certainly not.
Now, all the idiots who believe what they see on cable news are convinced that Russia has the power to choose the American President. The fact that people believe this “election meddling” lie has undermined the public’s confidence in the democratic process. No one has done more to damage the integrity of our elections than the unholy trinity of the media, Democratic politicians and deep staters that started the “election meddling” narrative.
Even NPR’s “FACT CHECK” had to admit that Russia’s so-called “election meddling” in 2016 amounted to little more than $160k spent on Facebook ads and making some posts on social media. NPR tried to hype it up by saying that “as many as 126 million people” may have seen the Russian-produced content–as if 99% of those 126 million people didn’t scroll right on by without a second thought.
But there was no meddling with voting machines or voter fraud. None. And even if they did, there’s no way they’d be able to do enough to offset all the vote fraud committed by the Democrats.
Final thought: the biggest thing to come from the FBI press conference is not what they said, but what they didn’t say:
The media will be throwing a parade in your honor this weekend, Mitt:
So he voted for Biden. We can read between the lines here.
Remember, this was a guy who called himself “severely conservative” in 2012:
So conservative he voted for Biden.
These NeverTrump losers are like addicts constantly looking for that short-term dopamine hit that comes from the media approval they receive whenever they take a shot at Trump. Mitt Romney is perhaps the worst offender.
Every week it’s something with this clown.
Via OAN’s Chanel Rion:
Perhaps this is why Business Insider pointed out that the FBI agent that issued the subpoena for Hunter’s laptop was one Joshua Wilson of New Jersey, who specializes in investigating child pornography cases:
This analysis also suggests the subpoena was served by an FBI agent based out of the bureau’s satellite office in downtown Wilmington. The name of the agent, though not 100% legible, appears to be “Joshua Wilson.” Over the past decade, a number of news outlets have quoted or described an FBI agent with the same name.
Last year, The Star-Ledger newspaper described him as “an FBI agent based in New Jersey who has spent nearly five years working full time on child pornography.” In 2012, the same Joshua Wilson signed a criminal complaint that charged a New Jersey man with collecting and distributing child pornography. The signature on that complaint clearly matches the unreversed signature on the subpoena published by the New York Post.
It’s unclear whether the FBI employs more than one agent named Joshua Wilson. But the available evidence seems to show the Joshua Wilson who signed the subpoena for Hunter Biden’s laptop and the Joshua Wilson who investigates child pornography for the FBI are the same person. This raises the possibility, not explored by the Post, that the FBI issued the subpoena for reasons unrelated to Hunter Biden’s role in Ukraine and Burisma.
Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump’s private attorneys, has reported to Delaware police concerns that materials on a laptop purportedly tied to Hunter Biden contained evidence of possible child endangerment.
Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney and New York City mayor, confirmed Tuesday night he went Monday to a local police department in Wilmington to report his concerns of children endangerment and sexual exploitation. Giuliani told Just the News that former New York Police Department commissioner Bernard Kerik joined him when he delivered photographs and text messages to the New Castle County Police Department.
“I told them other details about what appears to be an inappropriate sexual relationship,” he said in an interview. “They told me it would be investigated.”
Law enforcement officials in Delaware told Just the News that Giuliani’s concerns have been forwarded to the state Department of Justice.
Of course, the Blue Check Brigade on Twitter is trying to claim that Giuliani is in some sort of trouble because of a scene he was in in “Borat 2”:
Look at that idiotic headline. “Rudy Giuliani faces questions after compromising scene in new Borat film.”
They act like the movie is a documentary, or that it contains hidden-camera footage of Rudy. Like it was a sting operation or something.
It’s a movie. It’s completely staged and fake.
They had get Rudy’s permission to include the scene in the movie.
Look at how rabid the libs are, thinking that a fake scene in a movie is real:
It’s a movie, people.
He was in on the joke, you imbeciles.
He didn’t “get caught.”
He was acting in a movie.
Imagine being so delusional that you believe a movie scene–with lights and camera men and boom-mics and the works–is real life.
It was a movie scene.
The media has been largely quiet about the resurgence of Covid-19 in Europe, as it undercuts their ability to single Trump out for his supposed unique incompetence. But for the past month or so, most of Europe has been in the midst of a “second wave” of the virus. Have a look at the chart for the UK:
Their second wave dwarfs the first one, and has been ongoing for over a month now.
In all five instances, the second wave has been much larger than the first. The deaths have lagged somewhat, or perhaps they won’t appear at all and this “second wave” will be shown to simply be a byproduct of increased testing.
But one country in Europe is having a much smaller “second wave” than the others:
That would be Sweden, the country that remained open, didn’t hit the panic button, and didn’t commit economic suicide over a virus no different than the flu. The Spectator says of Europe’s second wave:
First, it seemed as if COVID-19 might be a disease which afflicted only China. Then it erupted in Europe, followed soon after by the US. Then, during the norther hemisphere summer, the epicenter moved to South America. Now, it is very much back in Europe. Countries which locked down for weeks, with huge impact on their economy, such as Britain, Italy, Spain and France, have little show for their efforts except for horrendous GDP figures for the second quarter. Britain had the worst figures, with a 20.4 percent shrinkage, followed by France (-13.8), Italy (-12.4) and Germany (-9.7). The US, with a 9.5 percent shrinkage, looks relatively good.
No European or North American country can be said to have come out of the COVID-19 crisis well. All have suffered far higher numbers of cases and deaths than have Far Eastern countries — something which is becoming increasingly difficult to explain through government actions alone, given the severity of lockdowns in Europe. It may turn out there is another factor, such as some degree of immunity from pre-existing exposure to other coronaviruses. But as we go into the election, it is no longer fair to pick out the US as the class dunce, nor to blame it on Donald Trump. The US is coming out of COVID no worse than any European country — and in terms of keeping its economy intact, it has performed a little better.
So the lockdowns have been a complete and utter waste.
I am not an infectious disease expert. I am totally speculating here, so I could be completely wrong. But at this point I am basically convinced that, essentially, “Viruses are gonna virus” and there’s little we can do about them.
We have to let them run their course. I know it’s hard to accept, especially for powerful politicians and “scientists” who think they’re literally all-powerful gods. But they can’t stop a virus.
We have a flu vaccine, and yet people still get the flu every year. Tens of millions of people, in fact.
Most of the Western world has been under lockdown for seven months-plus, and yet the virus still spreads.
As much as the media and the “experts” decry the idea of herd immunity, I don’t see any other way to handle an infectious disease than herd immunity. A virus cannot spread if a decent chunk of the population is already immune to it. This means people have to get it and recover from it. A lot of the cases are going to be asymptomatic. Herd immunity is not as scary a term as it has been made out to be.
The problem with the lockdowns is that they simply prolong the inevitable. They drag the process out, and that’s bad because I’m assuming with Covid, people who had it previously are only immune for several months. After all, Covid is a coronavirus just like the flu and the common cold, and you do not get lifetime immunity from the flu and the cold when you get them once. It stands to reason that you will not have lifetime immunity from Covid-19. In fact, I’m sure some of the people who got it early this year have already lost immunity to it by this point. They can get it again.
A new virus is introduced into the population, and it spreads rapidly because nobody has immunity to it. But the more it spreads, the more people become immune to it. Eventually, enough people become immune to it that it can’t really spread anymore. It just makes sense. This is why I believe in the idea of herd immunity.
According to WebMD, Brazil overcame Zika through herd immunity:
When your body is exposed to a virus or bacteria, it makes antibodies to fight off the infection. When you recover, your body keeps these antibodies. Your body will defend against another infection. This is what stopped the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil. Two years after the outbreak began, 63% of the population had had exposure to the virus. Researchers think the community reached the right level for herd immunity.
You might be thinking, “63%?! That’s 200 million Americans!”
It’s a fair point, but what’s the alternative? Lockdown Forever? Sorry, not happening.
And, like I said above, the lockdowns aren’t actually stopping the virus from spreading. They’re merely delaying and prolonging the spread of the virus. They’re just giving us the worst of both worlds.
We know lockdowns don’t stop the virus because they told us so from the very start.
Remember “flatten the curve”?
“Flatten the curve” was never supposed to defeat the virus, it was only meant to ensure we didn’t overload our hospitals with Covid patients all at once.
But for some reason, people are now under the impression that if we lock down for long enough, the virus will just magically disappear.
That was never the plan at the start. It just sort of became the plan once politicians started seeing case numbers go up and up and up. “Oh no, cases are increasing. Better keep the lockdown in place.”
WebMD’s article says we’d achieve Covid herd immunity with between 50-67% exposure:
When does a community reach herd immunity? It depends on the reproduction number, or R0. The R0 tells you the average number of people that a single person with the virus can infect if those people aren’t already immune. The higher the R0, the more people need to be resistant to reach herd immunity.
Researchers think that the R0 for COVID-19 is between 2 and 3. This means that one person can infect two to three other people. It also means 50% to 67% of the population would need to be resistant before herd immunity kicks in and the infection rates start to go down.
None of this is certain, however. All those numbers they’re throwing around are guesses. They have no idea what the R0 of Covid-19 is, nor do they know what the herd immunity threshold is.
It could be far lower than 50-67%.
But the moment you search the term “herd immunity” you are bombarded with “NO NO WRONG WRONG HERD IMMUNITY BAD BAD BAD!!!!” articles:
Herd immunity is our natural response to infectious diseases. How can it be “debunked” or a “fallacy”? It is literally our species’ natural defense mechanism against viruses.
For a simple example of how herd immunity naturally works, let’s assume the R0 is 3. I’m walking down the street in a crowded city and someone sneezes on me. I do my best to avoid it, but I still get the virus. I then infect 3 people, who in turn infect 9 people, who then infect 27 people, etc. Plus that guy who sneezed on me also infected two other people in addition to me, and they infected 6 other people, who then infected 18 additional people, which turns into 54 people, etc.
But what if I was already immune to the virus and I didn’t get it even when that guy sneezed on me? That’s 27 people who didn’t get the virus because I was immune to it.
In what possible way is any of this a “fallacy”? Herd immunity is logically and demonstrably true.
We want young, healthy people out there getting it and building up immunity, as crazy as it sounds.
It sounds counterintuitive, and lockdowns sound like common sense, but the more isolated we are, the more the virus will pick us off one-by-one. The more young, healthy people that get it, the more they will build up society’s herd immunity.
Yes, we should obviously be isolating the elderly and high-risk, but the faster the infection runs through the young and the healthy, the quicker society as a whole develops herd immunity.
But right now, it feels like people are getting it one-by-one due to social isolation measures and lockdowns.
So what is the herd immunity threshold? Is it 50%? 60%? 70%?
It could be much lower. Have a look at this excerpt from the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Wikipedia page:
Some studies estimated that the actual number of cases including asymptomatic and mild cases could be 700 million to 1.4 billion people—or 11 to 21 percent of the global population of 6.8 billion at the time. The lower value of 700 million is more than the 500 million people estimated to have been infected by the Spanish flu pandemic. However, the Spanish flu infected a much higher proportion of the world population at the time, with the Spanish flu infecting an estimated 500 million people, which was roughly equivalent to a third of the world population at the time of the pandemic.
So, Swine Flu in 2009 petered out at between 11-21% of the global population.
The Spanish Flu of 1918 petered out at around 33% of the global population.
This is a chart that shows the major flu pandemics since the late 1800s, and what percentage of the world they infected:
The seasonal flu is between 5-15% for the H3N2 strain, and 3-11% for the H1N1 strain. Those are consistent figures, year after year after year. Why would we expect Covid-19 to be wildly different?
The 1889 flu pandemic and the Spanish flu were obviously very widespread, infecting as much as 60% of the world based on differing estimates.
But no flu pandemic since then has infected more than 20% of the world population. I think we should focus more on the more recent flu pandemics than the 1918 Spanish Flu, because there were many advances in modern medicine between 1918 and the 1957 Asian Flu.
1957 Asian Flu: 500 million+ cases, infected at least 17% of the world.
1968 Hong Kong Flu: 500 million+ cases, infected at least 14% of the world.
2009 Swine Flu: 700m-1.4 billion cases, infected at least 11-21% of the world.
Right now, the Coronavirus has infected only about 41 million people worldwide, at least that we know of. I’m sure there are other estimates out there showing the real total far higher.
But 41 million is nowhere close to past flu pandemic numbers. It’s not even one half of one percent of the world’s present population.
It’s been over 7 months just here in America since the virus arrived. It’s been nearly a year since it broke out in China, and already they’re throwing massive concerts in Wuhan, the supposed epicenter of the virus.
Either this virus is far less contagious than past flu pandemics, or we are simply delaying its inevitable rapid spread phase with all of our lockdowns and social isolation measures.
Remember, the Swine Flu of 2009 infected between 700 million-1.4 billion in a span of 20 months (Jan. 2009-Aug. 2010). That’s between 35-70 million new cases a month, a pace that completely blows Covid-19 away.
And while the world Coronavirus fatality rate is supposedly 2.7% (total deaths divided by total cases, via data found here), we already know that many of these deaths are erroneously attributed to Covid. The death rate is not 2.7%. That’s an inflated figure promoted by people who want to politicize the virus.
If pandemic history is anything to go by, this virus will not go away until it infects at around 1.4 billion people, which would equal 18% of the world population. Who knows how close it truly is to that figure (in other words, how many more people have been infected than the official totals show), but even if the true infection figures are 10x higher than the official data that means only 400 million people have been infected thus far worldwide. It means we still have hell of a long way to go.
I would love it if we could get through this without 1.4 billion people getting Covid. But if we’re being realistic about the whole thing, that’s not likely to happen. Why should this flu pandemic be different from those of the past?
We don’t even have to go by previous pandemics to get a sense of where the herd immunity threshold actually lies for Covid-19, because there are parts of the world where Covid-19 herd immunity has already been reached:
Remember the Diamond Princess cruise ship from the start of the pandemic? 3,711 people on-board, 700 infected. That comes out to 18.8%.
This thread from Twitter by Yinon Weiss does an excellent job explaining herd immunity, but essentially he looks at the prevalence rate of Covid antibodies in different places all around the world–Germany, Sweden, New York City, Iran, Northern Italy–and found that even in the worst-hit areas, they topped-out at 15-20% antibody presence.
This was the author’s conclusion:
Herd immunity is likely not 50-67%. It’s probably closer to 15-20%.
Even though that thread was from over 2 months ago, it still holds today. On October 9, the Chicago Tribune reported 20% antibody prevalence in Chicago. Official figures claim the city has had about 83k cases, but the 20% antibodies figure would indicate about 540,000 cases out of the population of 2.7 million.
Even the Atlantic ran a piece back in July that identified 20% as the herd immunity threshold:
We need to let this thing run its course while simultaneously taking steps to isolate and protect the elderly and high-risk. Nearly 80% of Covid deaths are people over the age of 65. We need to be protecting them, while letting everyone else develop herd immunity.
But, again, you can’t prolong the herd immunity phase, or else people will lose immunity after a few months. We are prolonging the spread of the virus and are risking entering a neverending cycle of the coronavirus where there is never a large enough portion of the population infected at any one time to translate into herd immunity.
We need to get over this idiotic attachment to the idea that only Magical Masks and All Powerful Politicians can save us from this deadly plague. It’s nonsense. Herd immunity is how the human race survives pandemics. It is our natural defense mechanism for them.
No thank you:
It went from “15 days to slow the spread” to “Guess we’re just going to have wear masks and socially distance forever…”
Nope. Nope nope nope. Not happening.
I have had Covid. It’s the flu.
And yet people are treating it like it’s the black plague. People will literally walk into the street to get around you if you’re walking down the sidewalk without a mask on.
People are driving their cars by themselves with masks on.
We have to work out with masks on for Pete’s sake.
Do not let this insanity become the “new normal.” Anyone who says the Covid restrictions are the “new normal” needs to be shipped straight to Gitmo.
Do not let them “normalize” putting all of us under essentially permanent house arrest
Do not let the Maskcucks win.
I remember in the years after the 2008 Financial Collapse, all the “smart people” and “experts” told us we’d just have to get used to the “new normal” of an extremely weak economy, because hey, if Obama couldn’t fix the economy, then obviously it was an unfixable problem. “Guess we’re going to have learn to live in an economy without manufacturing.”
Except all those manufacturing jobs didn’t disappear; they were shipped overseas. And the ruling class lined its pockets massively because of it.
Anytime they start throwing around the term “New normal,” you can be almost certain that what’s really taking place is a massive transfer of wealth, power or both.
Do not let this Covid Insanity become “normal.”
First up, the “Avengers” cast hosts a Biden fundraiser:
“ASSEMBLE! Unite for Democracy!”
C’mon everyone, we have to save Democracy from the evil fascist Donald Trump!
That’s why we have to commit mail-in ballot fraud on a mass scale–yes, I know it’s wrong, but it’s for a good cause!
The “Seinfeld” cast is trying to turn Texas blue:
And the “Happy Days” cast is trying to turn Wisconsin blue:
The mask is fully off. Celebrities are not the cool kids of American society, they’re teacher’s pets who suck up to the political establishment and do as they’re told. They are as far from “counterculture” as it gets.
“Hey kids, you know what’s really cool? Supporting Joe Biden!”
Between Harvey Weinstein exposing Hollywood as a filthy den of perverts and celebrities dutifully lining up to stump for a 78-year old barely-sentient swamp creature who embodies virtually everything wrong with the modern American political system, Hollywood has really had a fall from grace in recent years.
This guy has been one of the more shameless and dishonest libs of the past several years. He’s also a complete sicko:
The New Yorker star writer and CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin exposed himself on a Zoom call — and has now been suspended from the magazine, a report said Monday.
The incident happened during an online meeting between magazine colleagues and WNYC workers last week, sources told Vice.
“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera,” Toobin later copped to Vice in a statement. “I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.”
If I had to guess, I would say he was about to start whacking off and didn’t realize his camera was on.
This guy is a total creep. This was not the first incident of his:
And yet he’s routinely brought on CNN to moralize and moan about how bad of a person Trump is. This is the kind of stuff he tweets and says regularly:
He’s a hoax-peddler, having been one of the loudest voices on the Russiagate nonsense.
These sickos think they can get away with their depravity simply by screaming about Trump on Twitter and cable news. They’re sociopaths who think virtue signaling absolves them of their deviant (and often criminal) sexual behaviors.
But eventually, they all get exposed.
“VOTER FRAUD IS A HUMAN RIGHT!“
There is literally no good reason she would do this.
But there is a bad reason: because the Democrats are the Party of Voter Fraud. It is their bread and butter. It is a time-honored tradition without which Democrats would have little hope of winning even an election for dog catcher. It and Fake News Propaganda are the twin pillars holding up the roof of the Democratic Party edifice.
Here’s an article with her explaining her veto:
LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed bills that would have made it a felony to knowingly try to apply for multiple absentee ballots or to fill out an application for others without their consent.
The Democratic governor said voter fraud — such as trying to vote more than once — already is a crime, and the Republican-sponsored legislation would “muddy the waters” and “likely confuse voters” about what conduct is criminal. In a letter to lawmakers Friday, she said it is impossible to get a second ballot without spoiling the first one and cautioned that people might submit multiple applications because of memory or error.
“Any suggestion that the filing of a second absentee ballot application is criminal behavior creates needless confusion and fearmongering around the absentee voting process,” Whitmer wrote. “It is bad for voters and bad for our elections.”
No, voter fraud is bad for our elections.
She’s trying to play dumb. “Maybe people apply for multiple ballots because they forgot they already did!”
Yeah, sure, lady.
The Sorority President Governor will not be bullied by Republicans and their toxic masculinity into cracking down on voter fraud!
“SIX FEET APART!”