31 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-12-21

  1. Obama, Super Spreader.

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  2. Then why in the world do they continue to push it so aggressively?!

    You’re far better off sticking with your own natural immunity…

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/effectiveness-of-some-covid-19-vaccines-has-dropped-significantly-study_3945480.html

    “The effectiveness of the two most widely used COVID-19 vaccines in the United States dropped significantly in July, a new study found.

    The efficacy of shots from Moderna and Pfizer were highly effective in preventing transmission of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19, between January and June, researchers with the Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts-based nference discovered.

    But the efficacy of Moderna’s jab dropped to 76 percent in July, with Pfizer’s plummeting to 42 percent, researchers said.”

    “A study from Qatar found Pfizer’s effectiveness just 53.5 percent, while researchers in Israel concluded (pdf) it was just 39 percent effective against infection.”

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  3. Oh my……

    Quick HRW, attack the source!

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    CONTENT WARNING!!!!!!!

    Blurred nudity and sexual situations at the link!

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    “‘The Russians have videos of me doing crazy #$%@^% sex!’ Hunter Biden is seen in unearthed footage telling prostitute that Russian drug dealers stole ANOTHER of his laptops”

    WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT

    “Hunter Biden claims Russian drug dealers stole another one of his laptops for blackmail while he was drugged out in a Vegas hotel room in 2018

    Video obtained by DailyMail.com shows Hunter with a naked hooker in 2019 after filming a sex tape and explaining how he believed his laptop was stolen

    Hunter left the camera rolling as he recounted a Las Vegas bender in which he spent ’18 days going round from penthouse suite to penthouse suite’

    The incident would mean Hunter lost a total of three computers, each likely to hold sensitive information on President Joe Biden

    The laptops contain embarrassing pictures, videos and communications of the president’s son

    ‘They have videos of me doing this,’ he said, referring to the filmed sex he just finished. ‘They have videos of me doing crazy %$@$%#, ^%$%&%^, you know’

    Hunter’s claims also raise the possibility that he was targeted as a vulnerable conduit to Joe Biden as part of a foreign intelligence operation ”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9881213/Unearthed-video-shows-naked-Hunter-Biden-claiming-Russian-drug-dealers-stole-laptop.html

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  4. The censorship continues….

    “YouTube censors Rand Paul, senator accuses tech giant of becoming ‘arm of the government'”

    https://justthenews.com/government/congress/youtube-censors-rand-paul-who-says-company-has-become-arm-government

    “Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul announced Tuesday he has been censored by YouTube, which he described as becoming an “arm of the government.”

    “We’ve had two speeches taken down, and this last one was, I think, a short speech,” Paul told Just the News Tuesday on a conference call. “The access to the entire YouTube channel is no longer available.”

    A spokesperson for Paul explained that YouTube removed two of the senator’s videos and suspended his account from uploading videos for seven days.

    After the first video was removed, Paul recorded a second video outlining the science behind his statements on cloth masks and YouTube removed that video as well.

    The conservative senator has steadfastly challenged Dr. Anthony Fauci’s approach to the COVID pandemic, from mandatory masks to vaccine mandates.

    Paul said the “real debate” surrounds what Congress can do to address censorship on platforms like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. He noted that some conservative Republicans and Democrats in Congress want to break up “Big Tech” but he hasn’t been a supporter of that position.

    “I’ve actually been one who thinks private entities really do possess this power as part of private property, but it doesn’t make me any less angry,” he said. “And so I’ll try to channel my anger, not in breaking these companies up, but by publicly expressing my disagreement with them and publicly promoting other places to go like LibertyTree.com, and also Rumble.com. I’m going to be posting on Rumble.com. All the things that are censored from YouTube will go on to Rumble.”

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  5. Enjoy the moderateness!

    As inflation hits 5.4%….

    “Big Tab: Democrat-led Senate OKs more than $4 trillion of spending in less than 24 hours

    The Senate passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which includes $517 billion in new spending, as well as a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation proposal”

    https://justthenews.com/government/congress/democratic-led-senate-votes-spend-4-trillion-less-24-hours

    “he Democratic-led Senate voted to authorize more than $4 trillion of federal spending in less than 24 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

    The Senate passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which includes $517 billion in new spending and a reauthorization of funding from the highway bill, at 11:17am on Tuesday.

    The Senate moved to debate on the Democrats’ filibuster-proof $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation proposal. The framework for the plan authorizing that level of federal spending passed in a 50-49 vote early Wednesday morning at 3:50am.

    The reconciliation bill includes new spending programs related to tuition free community college, universal pre-K, support for child care and Medicaid expansion. It contains tax increases such as a corporate tax rate hike to pay for part of the bill. Once the proposal is turned into formal legislative language, it will be put up for a final vote on the Senate floor. It can pass with every Democratic senators’ vote plus Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaking vote.

    The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates that both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Democrats’ budget reconciliation plan will ultimately cost more than Congress has estimated.

    CRFB estimates that the reconciliation proposal would result in roughly $1.75 trillion of borrowing.

    “It allows them to borrow $1.75 trillion,” said Marc Goldwein, senior vice president and senior policy director at CRFB. “They plan to spend $3.5 trillion with that authority but they could spend a lot more if they wanted.””

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  6. 48 new cases is hardly a super spreader especially it was traced to three separate outbreaks. Right now the seven day average in Mass is 1100 new cases a day far lower than the 6000K a day in January. Dukes Country is at the same rate as they were in May still below the high in January — given the delta variant; its hard to blame Obama for this. In comparison, Florida is now at 21 000k new cases a day (7 day average); now higher than Jan or June of last year; the previous two peaks.

    Epoch Times has a selective bias — a Qatar study? Its quite clear Pfizer is not as effective against the delta virus yet it still lowers the severity of the symptoms if any at all. Here’s a large scale American study;
    https://www.businessinsider.com/pfizer-vaccine-efficacy-dropped-when-delta-became-dominant-study-2021-8

    The vaccine still works in preventing illness but not asymptomatic distribution. The vaccine then is still a good idea and with less hosts (unvaccinated people) to allow the virus to mutate the less reason to need a new vaccine or booster.

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  7. Tabloids are generally less reliable than broadsheet. Tabloids tend to push the lurid and sordid details over actual relevant facts. And this is definitely the case here. I forced myself to read it since AJ mentioned my name but I saw only a few relevant facts.

    During a bender with a prostitute, Hunter retells an other bender that lasted 18 days in 2018. Apparently, he lost a laptop at that time, which contained homemade porn and party videos. The Daily Mail implies there may be communication with his dad. I’m having difficult with the latter statement — almost everything is saved to the cloud ie OneDrive or GoogleDrive. Unless the laptop gave thieves access to the cloud, any potentially damaging information is secured.
    And in 2018, I doubt there’s much of a discussion between father and son. If my daughter was going on 18 day benders, I doubt I’d shared much with her. From the reported conversation, it appears he was more concerned about the porn in the laptop than anything else. Should the US gov’t be concerned — the second laptop was seized by the FBI but then returned to Hunter’s lawyers, so I don’t think there’s much going on.

    The broadsheets did raise a stink about the Trump children but it was conflicts of interests. When a president appoints his children to positions within the admin while they run international companies, there’s far too many opportunities for corruption. The Trump Hotel in DC reported a huge increase in revenue during his four years — its back to be a money drain now. Chinese patents and Arab business deals were all given to the Trump children during the presidency. Boring stories which required one to connect dots and read carefully — but no video of cocaine and hookers. And thus the Daily Mail published the latter story and not the former. The only cocaine story on Donald Trump Jr is in the comment sections of left wing blogs and websites — and Trump Jr is definitely high on something and its not life. But note the broadsheets don’t actually pursue that line of the story — they are looking for substance not lurid stories.

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  8. Yesterday, my veterinarian said to me (regarding covid) “It’s an imperfect situation but it would be much worse without the vaccines.” Vaccines are doing what they are designed to do, preventing serious illnesses, not necessarily infections.

    He said there is some concern watching the newer Lambda variant as it’s different enough that it could require a new vaccination altogether.

    I know a couple folks who were vaccinated and recently tested positive, mild symptoms and they’re nearly done with their in-home quarantines (since infections in vaccinate folks are still believed to spread to others).

    So yes, definitely an imperfect situation. But we have at least some good options in the quest to tamp down this pandemic as soon as possible. That may not be soon enough for most of us, however.

    Patience.

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  9. I’m all in favor of breaking up Big Tech. I have to give Paul credit he does admit that would violate property rights and for him to complain about being blocked would also being attacking property rights — the corner stone of modern capitalism or neo-liberalism. Instead the advocates taking his business elsewhere. My issue with people branching off to different social media providers is it re-enforces opinion, creates an echo chamber and separates people far more than they are already. However, Youtube and other big sites are also cognizant that class action suits are possible if they allow inaccurate and potentially harmful information. In Rand Paul’s case he called on people to ignore public health rules — this opens up litigation based as they may result in more people getting sick; it also opens up RICO as youtube maybe held responsible for allowing and distributing a video that called on people to break the law. Smaller sites may have less liability as they don’t have the reach and of course lawyers don’t target small companies. With property rights and corporate rights come legal responsibility and Youtube etc are well aware of this.

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  10. Looking at the wage and inflation graph we can see the distortion of 2020. In that year wages went up for essential workers while others stopped collecting wages hence the average wage will spike. Meanwhile the economy slowed down to almost a stop and hence the inflation drops to almost nothing. if you negate 2020, the 2021 data corresponds fairly well to 2019 and given an other year, if all goes well, we should be back to similar graph lines as before with 2020 appear as an outlier.

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  11. Weird news just came through my news feed — In Feb 2020, Rand Paul’s wife bought stock in Remdesivir, a drug used to treat Covid patients….and he said no one should follow the CDC’s mask mandates? A coincidence I would hope but he now has a conflict of interest in Covid policy — he should step back.

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  12. On TV they are discussing the removal of all the Afghans who supported us while were there. That is a good move.
    Anyone who smiled at an American is in danger now. We need to protect them.
    I don’t like the idea of moving them here, but I can’t think of another place.

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  13. “Quick HRW, attack the source!”

    He is right that the Daily Mail is considered a tabloid, on both sides of the Atlantic. (And let’s remember that sites that are considered liberal get attacked on here at times.)

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  14. Yes, and he also has a penchant for dismissing evidence from sources he dislikes, the Daily Mail specifically.

    Anyway,

    So tell me Kizzie and HRW, where in the US media are the details including pics and videos of the disgusting Biden spawn and his drug addled 18 day romp with a Russian prostitute with Russian mob ties?

    I seemed to have missed that coverage and would love to see it covered by one of your supposedly more “reputable” sources. And you both know that were this a Trump son, the coverage at every MSM source would be 24/7. That it’s not is an indictment of the MSM, not the tabloid, who’s telling the truth.

    I eagerly await your submissions.

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  15. “The list of staff who must get vaccinated includes not only employees, but contractors, trainees, and volunteers…”

    But not anyone who crosses the southern border illegally.

    These federal agencies mandate experimental injections that have NOT been approved by the FDA and have a proven record of adverse and deadly consequences… all while claiming it will save lives? If the government can force compliance with this, then what is next?

    If front-line medical workers are hesitant about receiving the injection and instead need to be mandated and coerced into taking it, then we should all take notice and ask: “What is it that they know, that the media and government doesn’t want us to know?”

    The powers that be are having trouble convincing millions of people who can see through the web of lies they are spinning, so in recent weeks they have been engaging in an extremely aggressive propaganda push that consistently contradicts the real science. They can’t have such a large control group for when everything goes terribly wrong…

    These experimental injections are NOT about public health nor are they about saving lives. They are obviously about something else – this is a crime against humanity.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/hhs-becomes-latest-federal-agency-to-mandate-covid-19-vaccines-for-workers_3945676.html

    “The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Aug. 12 announced that it will require all of its frontline health care workers to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

    HHS is now the third federal agency to require its employees to receive the vaccine, joining the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.”

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  16. Bazinga!

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  17. 🙂

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  18. AJ – My point has nothing to do with the story – even the National Inquirer sometimes reports on real stories – but you brought up HRW’s having previously pointed out that the Daily Mail is not a good source, and I was merely saying that he’s not the only one. I’ve known for years that they do not have a good reputation.

    As for complaining about sources, you have done that yourself with sources you consider too liberal.

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  19. AJ — There’s no story there. Hunter is admitting to a prostitute that he lost a laptop with homemade porn. End of story. UK tabloids love any excuse to show half naked women and this meets their criteria. MSM would chase the story if it was a story but right now they are celebrating chasing Cuomo out of the governor’s office. There’s a long history of MSM chasing sexual stories that had relevance currently exemplified by the Cuomo story. Previously, they’ve reported on other politicians like Gaetz and Trump. The difference is Democrats resign. Republican supporters don’t seem to mind tabloid like behaviour in their politicians.

    Beside lack of actual content, Hunter isn’t even political relevant. There’s no indication he’s hanging out the White House nor does he have a position in the admin. The Trump children were in the White House and were part of the admin. Their business activities which were covered were relevant. Tiffany on the other hand was barely covered by the press — she wasn’t part of the admin, rarely went to the white house so her activities like Hunter were not relevant.

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  20. Let’s face it. Afghanistan is a disaster for any superpower — the UK, the USSR, and now the USA. Withdrawal was always going to be messy but it was also necessary. In the long run, its a good move — the war was an unnecessary drain on resources and American young people. In the short run, there may be some political backlash but Biden can afford that as it still appears he will only have one term.

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  21. “AJ — There’s no story there.”

    Let’s see, flew on AF2 to do his personal business with China, which is odd because he was never on Biden’s staff.

    He’s clearly compromised, we know his “Big Daddy” was in on his scams, and the Russians and Chinese have plenty of extortion material from Hunter’s laptops to keep Biden compliant.

    Only a leftist protecting Biden would think as you do.

    You know I’m right, 24/7 if it was a Trump kid, even now when he’s out of office it would be, yet the sitting presidents perv son uses govt resources to break laws, smoke crack, have sex with Russian hookers, and you say move along, nothing to see hear.

    Pathetic.

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  22. Ok now that’s just silly…comparing Hunter Biden’s lack of coverage from MSM with Tiffany Trump? He is out there chasing and doing things with anything in a skirt, drugging up , cavorting with higher ups in other countries and receiving outrageous amounts of money from them for…um…what?….and oh yes he’s painting….Tiffany on the other hand is leading a relatively quiet life, has a couple degrees…law being one and is not leading a rather steady and productive life. (Nothing to see there so move on!) smacks ya right in the face and you still don’t see it….

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