UNPOSSIBLE

You know all those laws that the lefties want to pass to prevent mass shootings…you know, gun bans, universal background checks, waiting periods, concealed carry only by the rich and connected, magazine capacity limits, all that stuff?

They have all of those things in California. So, of course, mass shootings can’t happen there.

ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) — Investigators are expected to release new information Thursday on a shooting at a building complex in the city of Orange Wednesday that left four people dead, including a child, and one person injured.

You won’t see this story in the main stream media for two reasons. The one stated above, and also because (and I’m going out on a limb here since no details have been released) the odds are this was (as usual) not a case of a “white supremacist” going on a racist rampage.

In fact, the fact that it the usual suspects aren’t gleefully dancing in the blood of the victims right now is a clear cut indicator that they already know this story doesn’t advance the narrative, so it will be ignored.

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Modern “Justice”

It’s not a criminal act to vandalize a person’s vehicle and attack them with thrown objects, but it is a criminal act to defend oneself against such an attack.

I want to point out that the guy didn’t pull his gun in response to his vehicle being vandalized, he pulled his gun when the attackers started pelting him with whatever it was they were throwing. Also, he was severely outnumbered. Disparity of force is a factor in the “reasonableness” of the decision to use deadly force.

Some would say he shouldn’t have been there with his flags, that he provoked the response.

My response is, since when does only one side get to express their first amendment rights? The Antifa thugs are a tiny, tiny minority in our society, the fact that we allow them to commandeer the entire conversation because we are too afraid to meet them face to face is why we are losing the culture war. We don’t fight. We sit in the comfort of our homes and shake our heads over it, and when a few brave souls do show up, we vilify them for being so stupid as to stand up for what they believe.

And many cheer the Police arresting them for trying to defend themselves against the mob.

That’s why I find it hard to believe that a “civil war” is brewing as many on the right keep predicting. We as a culture no longer have the will to stand up and fight for our freedom and liberty. The other side definitely has the will to fight for their power to oppress us, but we don’t have the will to resist. There will be a few pockets of resistance, but they will be ruthlessly wiped out and the rest will meekly surrender. By the time things get bad enough for a large enough number of the population to be willing to fight back, it will be way too late and the jackboots will be firmly on the neck of the nation.

As I’ve said many times before, I just hope it takes long enough that I’m dead and buried before this slow motion train wreck comes to rest.

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Wuhan Flu Origins

I have to admit that I’m predisposed to agreeing with this guy:

The US State Department’s former lead investigator who oversaw the COVID-19 task force into the origins of the virus believes SARS-CoV-2 escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology

Why am I predisposed to agreeing? Because that’s what I’ve thought all along.

Let’s see. We have a coronavirus that originated in bats appear in a city…ostensibly in a “wet market”…that just by coincidence happens to house a research lab that specializes in studying coronaviruses and specifically had recently been studying bat viruses, and the lab happens to be right down the street from the “wet market” that the outbreak is blamed on?

As Joe Biden would say C’mon man!

I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night.

Of COURSE it came from the lab. You’d have to be an idiot or member of the media (redundancy alert) to believe otherwise. And I’d say the other half of the guy’s opinion is very likely right on the money too…that the virus:

may have been the product of bioweapons research, according to Fox News.

“But, but but” the media sputters “that’s OUTRAGEOUS to make such a claim without any evidence.”

Except:

In 2016…a Chinese state television commentator claimed: “We have entered into an area of Chinese biowarfare, and including using things like viruses. I mean, they made a public statement to their people that this is a new priority under the Xi national security policy,” according to Asher.

If that’s true, and it should be easily verifiable (at least by the government, I’m sure all record of it has been purged from the internet by now), I’d call that a pretty big red flag. Sort of like how the police react when they find out you said you were going to kill someone shortly before they turned up dead. Maybe not enough for a conviction, but definitely enough to make you the prime suspect. You’d better have an airtight alibi.

Your alibi is the market right down the road? Seriously? Pull my other leg.

I have to wonder if that explains why our fearless leaders went from “hug a Chinese person today” to “let’s shut down the world” within the span of about a week? I’m wondering if intelligence briefings containing the words “biological warfare” got their attention?

At any rate, the one thing I don’t wonder about is the origin of the virus. You don’t have to be a genius to put this together: A virology lab that specializes in coronavirus research and was specifically studying bat viruses just happens to be within a few hundred yards of the epicenter of an outbreak of a strain of coronavirus that originated in bats. The math here is not that difficult for anyone above the IQ of the average MSM “news” reader; which if my calculations are correct, is slightly above that of your typical lemming.

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The Ideological Purge of the Military has begun

Remember all those times that people on the left said that if we resisted their plans to forcibly take away our guns, we’d lose because we can’t fight the might of the US military?

Remember how we responded “but most of the military would be on our side”?

They listened and they’re working very hard to eliminate that problem.

In his memo, Austin announced that the Department of Defense “will not tolerate…actions associated with extremist or dissident ideologies” and ordered all 1.4 million personnel to receive “extremism” training. And he promised it was just the beginning: the “stand-down is just the first initiative of what I believe must be a concerted effort to…eliminate the corrosive effects that extremist ideology and conduct have on the workforce.”

And what to they define as “extremism”?

Supporting the Second Amendment, Supporting the First Amendment, being critical of government, quoting or citing the Constitution, using phrases like “don’t tread on me” or “Molon Labe”, membership in subversive organizations like the Patriot Guard Riders or the NRA, refusing to ignore the plethora of evidence that the 2020 election was stolen, insisting that the federal employees that conducted themselves illegally while engaged in a four year witch hunt for “Russian collusion” after the 2016 election be prosecuted for their crimes.

You know, basically anything a typical middle America, conservative Republican might think, say or do.

It is nothing less than an ideological purge. They want to ensure that the military is loyal to the left.

There is only one way to view this: preparing the field. They are readying themselves for what they know is coming and they don’t want to ensure that, when the military is ordered to turn the tanks and guns and bombs on their fellow US citizens, there will be no balking, hesitation or defections.

When someone constantly tells us we are their enemy and is clearly preparing for war, we should probably take heed.

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Nope, no voter fraud

It’s good to see someone else validating what I’ve been saying since November:

So if you are an election fraud perp, what would you do? Double down! Yes, you would, you know you would.

Fraud is a constant. What we saw in 2020 is going to happen in 2022 and 2024 in a very big way. Maybe bigger since there are no constraints.

It is here the team made their most startling prediction.

The data from 2020 are strong enough to predict exactly where the most egregious fraud is going to happen and how it is going to happen.

I think that all those pundits predicting huge gains for Republicans in the house and Senate in 2022 are deluding themselves and any hope of ever winning a national election again is a pipe dream.

We let them get away with it. They’re never going to stop, and now they have control over the very institutions that would need to investigate and prosecute them so what are the odds of that happening? They’re immune from consequences and they know it.

We’re not going to be voting ourselves out of this mess. I’d like to say that it’s going to get worse before it gets better, but I’m afraid that last part is a wish. It’s not going to get better.

“…I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other. I doubt, too, whether any other Convention we can obtain may be able to make a better Constitution.”
–Benjamin Franklin

When the people become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other. Welcome to 21st century America.

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So much for Citizen Free Press

I happened upon Citizen Free Press a while back when looking for an alternative to Drudge when he went full Trump Derangement Syndrome (never go full Trump Derangement Syndrome).

I’ve actually linked to their content several times and I’ve been pretty happy with their content; the only real complaint I’ve had is that they insist on embedding youtube videos into their content even when the videos are available on alternative sites.  Providing support to the enemy isn’t really a good way to fight a battle.

But then the other day all that changed.

They posted an article about the 65 year old woman in Texas who was “tackled and arrested for not wearing a mask in a bank”.

It really annoys me when I see outlets on the right engaging in exactly the kind of subterfuge that the left engages in and projects onto us.  We really don’t need to prove them right, but that’s exactly what this incident did.

The fact is, the woman was not “tackled” and she was not arrested for refusing to wear a mask.

She entered a private establishment that required masks.  They asked her to put on a mask, she refused.  They then asked her to leave, she again refused.  As soon as they asked her to leave and she refused she was trespassing.

The cops weren’t called because she wasn’t wearing a mask, the cops were called because she was trespassing.

The cop arrived.  I’ll grant you that he was not exactly nice or kind to her and could have handled the situation with a bit more professionalism, but she didn’t handle the situation calmly and reasonably either.  She was belligerent and combative and he was well within his authority for everything he did.  She was breaking the law.  He was enforcing it.

He first asked her to leave.  She refused.  He then tried to reason with her.  She argued with him and still refused to leave.  After trying for several minutes to convince her to leave, and her becoming more and more belligerent, he finally started basically herding her toward the door.  At one point she put her hands on him.  It’s hard to tell because her hands left the frame of the camera when she reached out…she may have just pushed him, or she may have been reaching for his equipment belt, it’s hard to tell, but either way, as soon as she put her hands on him, she was guilty of assaulting a police officer.

That’s when the cop placed her under arrest.  Then she struggled and resisted about as aggressively as any 65 year old woman could be expected to, so he took her to the ground in order to get the cuffs on her.  There was no tackle.

So, she wasn’t arrested for not wearing a mask and the officer was very clear about the fact that he wasn’t there because of a mask violation.  She was arrested for assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and trespassing.

If she hadn’t laid hands on the cop, there’s a very good chance he would have let her go on her way after getting her out of the bank.

The claim that she was arrested for not wearing a mask is fake news and it annoys the crap out of me to see the right wing media engaging in it.  That’s what the left does.  When our side does it, we give them cover for their claim that it’s actually our side that does this rather than theirs.

If you were being attacked and the bad guy said “hey, I didn’t bring any bullets” would you give him some of yours?  How stupid is it for us to give them ammunition to use against us?

At any rate, I posted a comment on CFP calling them out for this.

Granted, pretty much all the right wing outlets at which I found this story treated it in the same way and with the same false spin, so I would have let it go at that.

I got the expected indignant replies from other readers who were determined to make this about the mask rather than the trespassing.  Most of them were pretty civil (which is definitely not what I would expect on a left-wing site, so there’s that) but disagreed with me vehemently.

I have no complaint with that.  I expected people to disagree with me, that’s kind of the nature of political arguments.  What happened next, though, I didn’t expect:

I replied to several of the comments clarifying my position and providing more detail.

When I went back today to see if anyone had further replied to me, I found that all but one of my replies had been deleted.

I can handle CFP spinning the story the same way pretty much every other right wing outlet did, even if it was a false spin.  Most people are sheep and just go along with the crowd and I can hardly fault them for being human.

But deleting comments, some of which took me a good while to put together, explaining and detailing my position in a civil, respectful and reasonable way, was a bridge too far.

You won’t be seeing me posting links to any Citizen Free Press content in the future as I won’t be visiting their site.  I’m done with them.

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Fact Checking the Fact Checker

So, apparently, a meta study conducted by the University of Florida last year found that:

A total of 54 relevant studies with 77 758 participants reporting household secondary transmission were identified. Estimated household secondary attack rate … from asymptomatic index cases [was] (0.7%; 95% CI, 0%-4.9%)

So, a few people fed up with lockdowns and “scare science” posted on various venues that the study had found no asymptomatic or presymptomatic spread of the virus.

The AP, of course, fact checked this claim and found it to be false:

AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. A spokesperson for the Journal of the American Medical Association network of publications denied publishing findings that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, does not spread without symptoms.

Now, on the surface, I’d say that the AP’s “fact check” was technically correct. The study didn’t find definitively that the virus can’t spread from asymptomatic or presymptomatic people. I’ll give them that much.

But what did the study actually find? a .7% rate of asymptomatic spread with an error factor of plus or minus 4.2%.

In other words, the range could be anywhere from -3.5% to 4.9%. They then rounded off the negative to zero because there can’t have been a negative number of cases, but the bottom line is that the result was statistically equal to zero. Well within the margin of error and there is no way statistically to draw any conclusion from the data.

So, had the posts fact checked by the AP said “Study finds NO EVIDENCE of asymptomatic spread” it would have been 100% accurate.

The fact is that most of the information we’ve been getting about the Chinese Virus from the government and government sponsored medical community has been based on speculation and wildly inaccurate computer models, not real data. As the real data is coming out, it almost uniformly does not support the narrative.

We should not be ruled by fear.

This was sparked by a post at Citizen Free Press with a video from Canadian doctors in which the Florida study was cited. I wasn’t familiar with the study and looked it up, leading me to the above post.

The video, in my opinion, is a good perspective on things. It pretty much supports what I’ve been thinking and saying all along, but from a position of experience and with data to back it up. (NOTE: The video below is embedded from Rumble, the one on the CFP site is youtube).

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No Evidence of Voter Fraud

They keep assuring us that there is no evidence of vote fraud in the 2020 election, that we should all just accept the results and let it go just like they quickly let go of the Russian Collusion hoax after the 2016 election…or something.

Strange how, even though the election was completely legit and above board, these types of strange things keep happening.

The report indicates that the state failed to produce chain of custody documentation for an estimated 404,691 absentee vote by mail ballots, which were placed into drop boxes and delivered to county registrars to be counted in the 2020 election.

It is worth noting that the outcome of the 2020 election in Georgia was decided by less than 12,000 votes…

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