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1- No doubt you have heard of Monkey Pox. Dr. Robert Malone offers a wealth of information and background on this virus. We will share his conclusion but, read all of his research.
QUOTE: In my opinion, based on currently available information, Monkeypox is a virus and disease which is endemic in Africa, emerges sporadically after transmission into humans from animal hosts, and is typically spread by close human contact. It is readily controlled by classical public health measures. It does not have a high mortality rate. Unless there has been some genetic alteration, either through evolution or intentional genetic manipulation, it is not a significant biothreat, and has never been considered a high threat pathogen in the past.
So stop the fear mongering, misinformation and disinformation.
2- The intrepid reporter Sharyl Attkisson has compiled a list of the massive mistakes made by Fake News in the past 17 months.
It is important to know and document the deceptions and misinformation pushed on us by the so-called journalism class.
Media Mistakes in the Biden Era: the Definitive List
3- Also from Sharyl is the correlation of the open border and deaths of Americans by drug overdose.
Record US drug overdoses coincide with record illegal border traffic
• Mexico and China are the main sources of US fentanyl
• Most of the drug comes into US thru illegal traffic from Mexico
• The record number of fentanyl deaths in the US coincides with the record number of illegal border crossers entering the southern US border
• Since 1999, 1 million Americans have died of drug overdoses
• That’s more than the number of US troops who have died in all wars fought by US
• In a recent one-year period, more than twice as many Americans died of drug overdoses than gun violence deaths or traffic fatalities
4- Isn’t it peculiar that the Fake News has no curiosity to talk to real Americans and report on how they are coping and dealing with the failures of the Biden regime?
Salena Zito has a gift of reporting on the real world of regular, hard working people trying to hold themselves and their families together.
Rhetoric versus realism at the pump, and in the formula aisle
QUOTE: MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — Linda Sutton is filling her car with gas at the Sheetz on U.S. Route 22 in this Westmoreland County suburb. Like everyone else, she has been dealing with rising gas prices for over a year now — but today the cost jumped overnight to $4.69 a gallon, the highest number Ms. Sutton has seen in her lifetime.
“I am a retired teacher and a widow, so I live on a pretty strict budget; no one is giving me a raise to help make up for these costs, so you have to cut back on other things,” she said. “You get to the point where you have to start cutting into your essentials.”
A registered Democrat who voted in the primaries on Tuesday, Ms. Sutton said if things don’t start to improve, she won’t have any problem looking outside the Democratic Party to cast her vote. “My vote isn’t about a party affiliation, it is about my pocketbook, my family’s pocketbook, my community and what is best for all of them,” she said.
5- Two thoughtful pieces by Jeffery Tucker on the current state of affairs.
Lockdowns, Closures, and the Loss of Moral Clarity
QUOTE: Last weekend, an 18-year-old kid slogged a powerful weapon into a Buffalo, New York, grocery store and started shooting people based on race. Thirteen people were slaughtered. His goal was to start a race war, along the lines of the fiction books that inspired his online gurus. He live-streamed the carnage and left a manifesto explaining his motives. His ideology – which has deep roots and has spawned genocides – is the kind of demonic gibberish that unstable kids find on the Internet when they are looking for some mission and meaning in life.
QUOTE: Recent surveys of people in forced covid isolation have found that some 30% develop strong symptoms of PTSD over the course of weeks.
The disruption of closures and quarantines affected millions of others without the same results but the tendency is there: people are robbed of a moral center and a clarity about life’s meaning. In Freudian terms, the last two years provided every pathway for the id (the primitive instinct) to displace the ego, which consists of social norms, social realities, etiquette, and rules when deciding how to behave.
This displacement can leave nothing but instinct fueled by resentment and hate. Along with this comes the search for the “other” on which to blame all problems. Whether that is the racial identity, political deviants, the covid non-compliant, the unvaccinated, or make up any other category, we see the same dynamic at work: the attempt to stigmatize, exclude, dehumanize, and eventually eliminate.
QUOTE: Perpetual decline and fall is not inevitable. It is fixable but every powerful force out there, especially mainstream media, seems to stand against that. It is all designed to demoralize us and cause us to give up. We cannot accept this fate. There is still time, providing that we understand what is happening and the grave consequences of letting it all take place without a fight.
6- More observations from Jeffery Tucker, the Founder and President of the Brownstone Institute and the author of many thousands of articles in the scholarly and popular press and ten books in 5 languages, most recently Liberty or Lockdown. He is also the editor of The Best of Mises. He speaks widely on topics of economics, technology, social philosophy, and culture.
Can We Now See that Economics Does Not Diverge from Public Health?
QUOTE: The dramatic shortage of baby formula underscores the point: a functioning economy is essential to public health. It’s the same with inflation and food shortages: if you cannot afford to eat or the shelves at the grocery are empty, that results in a diminution of public health. If products essential to life – parts to fix trucks or medical equipment – are unavailable due to supply-chain snarls caused by lockdowns, you have a public-health disaster brewing.
The policies to deal with covid jettisoned not only economics but also traditional wisdom in public health, and we ended up sacrificing both in the long run. You cannot have a healthy society by the crushing of market functioning. That ended up ruining lives and it is still going on today.
Polls show that people say inflation is the number one problem and covid is the least of their concerns; but this disguises the common root of both: both issues trace to the radical mismanagement of the social order by the ruling class, at the expense of everyone else.
The shortage of baby formula underscores the point: it takes a functioning economy to feed the children. If you give that up, people will starve. That the likes of Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates did not think of that – and that the mobs shouted to throw out economics to maintain health – reveals a deep and dangerous ignorance of how a good society functions.
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