10 thoughts on “News/Politics 1-28-22

  1. Their dirty little secrets will kill you.

    “Whistleblower bombshell: DOD medical data reveals surges in oft-cited vax ‘adverse events’ in 2021”

    “Three military doctors say medical billing code data captured by Defense Medical Epidemiology Database shows sharp spikes in miscarriages, myocarditis, cancer diagnoses, Bell’s palsy, female infertility.

    According to the data found by the military doctors, there was also a nearly 300% increase in cancer diagnoses, from a 38,700-per-year average in 2016-2020 to 114,645 in 2021.”


    “Military medical whistleblowers have come forward with a trove of data on vaccine safety that they claim is the most accurate available.

    On Monday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) hosted “COVID-19: A Second Opinion,” a livestreamed discussion panel featuring world-renowned doctors and medical experts who provided an alternative take on the public health response to COVID-19.

    One of the panelists was Ohio attorney Thomas Renz, who is representing clients who have brought lawsuits against the COVID vaccine mandates, The Blaze reported.

    Renz’s whistleblower clients found information on common vaccine injuries in DOD medical billing data from the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED).

    The DMED is the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch’s (AFHSB) “web-based tool to remotely query de-identified active component personnel and medical event data contained within the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS).”

    The database contains every International Classification of Diseases (ICD) medical billing code for all medical diagnoses submitted by the military for medical insurance billing.

    In sworn statements that Renz intends to submit in court, three military doctors — Samuel Sigoloff, Peter Chambers, and Theresa Long — detailed the information they found.

    Renz said that according to the data the doctors found, there was a 300% increase in miscarriages in the military during the first 10 months of 2021 over the five-year average.

    From 2016 through 2020, there were 1,499 codes for miscarriages each year, TheBlaze reported. From January through October 2021, there were 4,182.

    The doctors analyzing the data queried the numbers for hundreds of codes throughout the five-year time period. The codes that were examined are generally for ailments that have been established as potential adverse effects of the vaccines in medical literature, according to the news outlet.

    During 2020, the number of miscarriage codes dipped slightly below the five-year average at 1,477. But the billing codes were not sufficently below the average in any particular category to suggest that a 2020 decrease in doctor’s visits during pandemic lockdowns accounted for the subsequent increase in 2021 diagnoses.

    While the database includes ICD codes for both military hospital visits and ambulatory visits, the data Renz presented is from ambulatory diagnosis data.

    Johnson mentioned during the panel that data on myocarditis cases appears to have been doctored, as the whistleblowers found that the number of codes for the diagnosis was about 28 times higher in August 2021 than when they checked again this month, where it was only two times higher.

    “[T]here appears to be doctoring of the data,” Johnson said. “Now, my staff has already sent — this morning, we sent a record preservation letter to the Department of Defense to try and protect this data.”

    According to the data found by the military doctors, there was also a nearly 300% increase in cancer diagnoses, from a 38,700-per-year average to 114,645 in 2021.

    For neurological issues diagnosis codes, there was a more than 1,000% increase in 2021 over the five-year average, from 82,000 to 863,000. Renz noted during the panel that neurological issues “would affect our pilots.”

    “Our soldiers are being experimented on, injured, and sometimes, possibly, killed,” he added.

    Additional data The Blaze received from Renz showed: a 269% increase in myocardial infarction, 291% increase in Bell’s palsy, 156% increase in congenital malformations of military members’ children, 471% increase in female infertility, and 467% increase in pulmonary embolisms.

    The news outlet reported that one of the sworn declarations from one of the military doctors said, “It is my professional opinion that the major increases (sic) incidences of the above discussed instances of miscarriages, cancers, and disease were due to COVID-19 ‘vaccinations.'”


  2. Panic and run!



    Or not….

    “Bioscientists Have Identified a “Stealth Omicron” Sub-Variant

    Omicron rebranded for the fun new pandemic era in which we all find ourselves.”


    “Another week in the “two weeks to flatten the curve,” so of course, another variant of the coronavirus causing covid has been identified.

    The World Health Organization has just announced a new omicron variant, which is a sub-variant of the strain that is now surging across the country. Also known as BA.2, the sub-variant has spread to over 40 countries and 17 of the United States, with 10,000 cases recorded thus far.

    It’s been given the click-bait handle of “Stealth Omicron” due to its ability to evade standard PCR tests that are used to identify which strain of the respiratory virus is involved in an infection.

    …While BA.2 is still detectable through COVID testing, it’s harder to identify stealth omicron as an omicron variant in test results, per John Sellick, DO, an epidemiologist and professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo, in Health.

    The efficacy of COVID vaccines against BA.2, its symptoms, and the chances of severe illness from contracting stealth omicron are still unknown as scientists investigate “the characteristics of BA.2, including immune escape properties and virulence,” per a WHO recommendation on its website. Stealth omicron is not cause for concern quite yet, as BA.2 isn’t listed on the WHO’s variants of concern list.

    So far, cases of this sub-variant have been found in 26 states. Despite the challenges of detecting it, the sub-variant can still be identified using standard PCR tests.

    It should be noted that BA.2 is still detectable, and the “stealth Omicron” nickname “doesn’t mean undetectable by our PCR COVID tests,” microbiologist S. Wesley Long tweeted last week.

    It means that while a PCR test will still tell if someone has COVID, it may not tell them that they have BA.2 specifically and genomic testing would have to be carried out to determine that.

    “It’s not that the test doesn’t detect it; it’s just that it doesn’t look like Omicron,” Long told ABC News on Tuesday. “Don’t get the impression that ‘stealth Omicron’ means we can’t detect it. All of our PCR tests can still detect it.

    Another expert further challenged the new name. This analysis comes from Tom Peacock, a virologist at Imperial London College, who describes it as a sister lineage.”


  3. “The Folly of Pandemic Censorship”


    “Earlier this week, in the latest in a series of scolding campaigns, a Britain-based group called the Center for Countering Digital Hate gave a sneak peek at a research report on Substack to The Guardian and The Washington Post. Both outlets came out with their scare pieces this morning. From The Guardian:

    A group of vaccine-skeptic writers are generating revenues of at least $2.5m (£1.85m) a year from publishing newsletters for tens of thousands of followers on the online publishing platform Substack, according to new research…

    Imran Ahmed, chief executive of CCDH, said companies like Substack were under “no obligation” to amplify vaccine skepticism and make money from it. “They could just say no…”

    The Post, citing “some misinformation experts” — the pandemic version of “people familiar with the matter” — added:

    These newer platforms cater to subscribers who seek out specific content that accommodates their viewpoints — potentially making the services less responsible for spreading harmful views, some misinformation experts say.

    If these stories sound familiar, it’s because this same Center for Countering Digital Hate two years ago tried to pull the same stunt with The Federalist, using NBC to ask Google to crack down on them. Humorously, and typically — this happens a lot with these stories — that effort ended in fiasco. The piece NBC ended up writing boasting of the success of its “Verification Unit” in getting the site demonetized, entitled, “Google bans two websites from its ad platform over protest articles,” turned out to itself be misinformation. The Federalist was never banned, only warned, and the issue was its comments section, not its articles. ”

    Substack is home to tens of thousands of writers and over a million paying subscribers, quadruple last year’s total of 250,000. The sites range from newsletters for comics enthusiasts to crypto news to recipe ideas. Like the Internet as a whole, it’s basically a catalogue of everything.

    Still, panic campaigns in legacy press consistently focus on handfuls of sites, and with impressive dishonesty describe them as representative. I was particularly struck by a recent Mashable article that talked about a supposed “backlash” against Substack’s “growing collection of anti-trans writers,” which seemed to refer to Jesse Singal (who is no such thing) and Graham Linehan and — that’s it. Substack is actually home to more trans writers than any other outlet, but to the Scolding Class, that’s not the point. The company’s real crime is that it refuses to submit to pressure campaigns and strike off Wrongthinkers.

    Substack is designed to be difficult to censor. Because content is sent by email, it’s not easy to pressure platforms to zap offending material. It doesn’t depend on advertisers, so you can’t lean on them, either. The only real pressure points are company executives like Hamish McKenzie and Chris Best, who are now regular targets of these ham-fisted campaigns demanding they discipline writers.

    The latest presents Substack as a place where, as Mashable put it, “COVID misinformation is allowed to flourish.” The objections mainly center around Joseph Mercola, Alex Berenson, and Robert Malone. There are issues with the specific critiques of each, but those aren’t the point. Every one of these campaigns revolves around the same larger problem: would-be censors misunderstanding the basic calculus of the freedom of speech.

    Even in a society with fairly robust protections, as ours once was, the most dangerous misinformation is always, without exception, official.

    Whether it’s WMDs or the Gulf of Tonkin fiasco or the missile gap or the red scare or the twenty-year occupation of Afghanistan, the worst real-world disasters always turn out to be driven or enabled by official falsehoods. In the case of Afghanistan (and Iraq, and Vietnam before both), the cycle of war disaster was perpetuated by a sweeping, organized, and intricate system of official lying, about everything from the success of missions to the efficacy of weaponry to the political devotion of supposed allies. The only defense against these most dangerous types of deceptions is an absolutely free press.

    People know authorities lie, which is why the more they clamp down, the bigger their trust problem usually becomes. Unfortunately, censors by nature can’t help themselves. Our official liars are always trying to learn from their errors. For instance, film of wounded, suffering, or dead American boys, as well as of the atrocities we committed, not only resulted in pressure to end the Vietnam War, but probably prevented future invasions of countries like Nicaragua, as voters recalled the sickening “quagmire.””


  4. Joe Biden built this.

    “Cop Murdered By Illegal Immigrant On Felony Probation…”


    “ICE Admits To Local NY Police Officers: President Betraying America By Letting In Thousands Of Illegals…”


  5. From worst thing ever!


    It just depends on who is doing it, right?

    “Politico: Man, we could use a foul-mouth, insult-tossing president about now”


    “Wait — I thought America needed its norms back? John Harris instead likes the cut of a presidential jib a bit better when the C-in-C uses “s*** talk,” such as Donald Trump did for four-plus years … excuse me, Joe Biden did last week with Peter Doocy. In Politico Magazine, Harris advises Biden to let that fly and express his “authentic voice” as an antidote to Beltway phoniness.

    Didn’t we just get four years of the press complaining about the very same “authenticity”?

    As it happens, Biden’s lapse of presidential decorum hints at a path toward restoring presidential vitality.

    The whole encounter — including Doocy’s genial refusal to get all huffy about Biden’s flash of huffiness — was in its own way quite winning. It was also a reminder of how many memorable Biden moments feature casual profanity or bursts of authentic emotion amid the pervasive phoniness of contemporary politics.

    There was the famous time when he whispered to President Barack Obama at a White House podium that the passage of health care reform was “a big fucking deal.” Or when he told an Iowa voter who pressed him on his ethical and physical fitness for the presidency that, “You’re a damn liar, man,” before challenging him to a pushup contest. Perhaps Biden’s most memorable moment during the fall 2020 presidential debates was when he responded to former President Donald Trump’s incessant interruptions by rasping, “Will you shut up, man?”

    These exchanges offer a small window into a potential remedy for a big problem.

    This is bad advice for a few reasons, but first let us revel in the hypocrisy. Harris barely mentions Donald Trump except to note his “noxious grip” on attention for four years, but the national media spent four years clutching its collective pearls for exactly the same behavior Harris now recommends to Biden as an antidote to his incompetency. Trump’s authentic outbursts — in person and especially on Twitter — were treated as The End of The Republic so often that a second term might have inspired an entire Star Wars trilogy of its own. Those outbursts created a hew and cry for a return to “norms,” and a reversion to a pre-Trump establishment that succeeded in large part because Trump couldn’t moderate his “authenticity” in a time of crisis. And the media cheered and demanded that every step of the way as a way to return to the status quo ante “norms.”

    Now that Biden’s in trouble — serious political trouble — suddenly Harris and Politico lament Beltway stuffiness and surface comity. How convenient.

    Besides, as I mentioned, demanding authenticity from Joe Biden is spectacularly bad advice. Biden has an authenticity problem to be sure, but it’s out of necessity. The authentic Joe Biden is a vacuous a**hole and bully who incessantly lies about himself and his capabilities, and that streak goes back much farther than Iowa 2019. In his 1987 campaign, Biden not only plagiarized speeches from Neil Kinnock (including lifting Kinnock’s family history), he also nearly picked a fistfight with a voter who had the temerity to disagree with him. Mickey Kaus recalled it in 2008 when Biden joined Barack Obama’s ticket:

    Why Biden Would Be Bad: There’s a bit of C-SPAN tape that should surface quickly if he’s named. … Remember, it wasn’t Biden’s plagiarism that knocked him out of the 1988 race. It was “‘I think I have a much higher I.Q. than you do”–a bizarre videotaped putdown that Biden immediately called into question with five (5) boasts about his academic record, four (4) of which turned out to be easily disproved B.S.”


  6. Gaslighting is their go to move…


    You can’t let facts get in the way, right Dems?


  7. I was disgusted to see the Democratic Labor Party Caucus is now open to those who have come illegally, felons and everyone and everybody, as long as they are over eighteen. It used to be only for those who can vote legally, but that has now changed in MN. I am not sure why Democrats think that others POVs cannot be represented by their delegates. Instead, people, who have no right to vote, must be there in person to be represented. All the better to win the right to vote, I suppose.

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  8. They’re a joke.

    A very bad, and unfunny one.


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