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September 06, 2020

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CCGirl

I am done boiling all the sauce. With luck in the am there will be no issues.

Dave (in MA)

The Green New Deal Carbon Credits check must've cleared,

https://twitter.com/i/status/1303080666582716416

Narciso

I didnt think the series was shot with such bright lights back in 1979,

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Didn't Cindy Sheehan run against Nancy Pelosi in a Dem primary a decade ago? Fell. Completely. Flat.

DrJ

Jim-SV,

Yes she did. And yes, Sheehan failed miserably.

I wonder what she is doing these days.

CCGirl

Dave, Ugh.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Back home. Got a ticket for doing 80 in a 55. :(

Didn't see any GSP on any of the interstates, but they were all over back roads today. US 1 and 341 were lit. We didn't see a single one then wham I get caught then wham wham wham, they were everywhere.

CCGirl

Ah, I should hit the sack.

I love all of you! This is a great little community. I am lucky to have it, as I am also lucky to have my business.

Yes, I gush. Thanks for putting up with my drunkin‘ nonsense.

Back in late January I spent a weekend skiing with my oldest. Who would have imagined that we would now be in this spectacular mess?

Dave (in MA)

They make 2 TWWW sequels in '79 and '80, both available on Youtube. I lasted 7 minutes.

jimmyk

Steph, I got one six weeks ago, 75 in a 55. $343. Rented car, knew I was in a speed trap, put the cruise control on to help make sure I didn't speed. It seemed to be working, but hit a long downhill stretch and it ... didn't work. Cop was waiting, probably gets a lot of drivers on that stretch.

cathyf

no discussion of Star Trek is complete without Leonard Nimoy singing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

DrJ

Got a ticket for doing 80 in a 55. :(

I got a ticket near San Diego for doing 95 mph in a 55 mph zone. Oops! That could have been much more than a speeding ticket, but the cop took mercy and wrote me for a lower speed.

I went to traffic school, which was pretty awful. But it did get the ticket removed.

Captain Hate

Sorry if this has been linked already but this is very effective

https://mobile.twitter.com/BrettRSmith76/status/1302431210904330241

Narciso

Yes i saw one of them there was a plot involved a half baked kissinger manque w some character actor.

Narciso

I think this is it:


https://youtu.be/xuCuf5tvTqE

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Did someone say Spock?

Dave (in MA)


😂

cathyf

hey where is everybody?

Dave (in MA)

Dang! We were shooting for an hour of silence and you came in after 59 minutes.

hrtshpdbox

75 in a 55. $343.

Ouch, literally highway robbery. When I'm going anywhere more than a few miles from home I keep the Google maps thing going even though I know the way, and it frequently tells me "speed trap ahead". And it's saved my butt several times.

hrtshpdbox

The Open tennis announcers are driving me crazy referring to the deaths of various people apprehended by police as "murders". I think that, out of all of them, only George Floyd's death has resulted in a murder charge, but these virtue signalers care little for facts.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
7h
The Real Polls are starting to look GREAT! We will be having an even bigger victory than that of 2016. The Radical Left Anarchists, Agitators, Looters, and just plain Lunatics, will not be happy, but they will behave!

Pinandpuller

Some people look at the heterosexual rape of children and say,”Why?”

My name is Scott Wiener. I look at the homosexual rape of children and say,”Why not?”

rse

Because the narrative that justifies the desired fundamental transformation is crucial and the facts get in the way of the rationale.

In one of the webinars on social justice, systemic racism, and the sought new america I have listened to this summer the vehement septuagenarian was speaking from his kitchen. I told red later there was something quite odd about the social justice cries from someone who clearly had exquisite smallbone cabinetry in the background.

Disconnect.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/09/07/labor-day-win-ceos-hire-americans-because-donald-trump-excludes-visa-workers/

MissMarple2

rse,

I still say threats and blackmail, with the hope the alligator eats him last.

MissMarple2

WTHR.com
@WTHRcom
·
3m
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises picking a hand sanitizer that contains mostly alcohol and has few other ingredients.

Buckeye

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
7h
The Real Polls are starting to look GREAT! We will be having an even bigger victory than that of 2016. The Radical Left Anarchists, Agitators, Looters, and just plain Lunatics, will not be happy, but they will behave!

Hint, hint.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/what-joe-biden-didnt-let-himself-see-in-pennsylvania

hrtshpdbox

Shows how out of it I am - until turning on local news just now, I had no idea that Biden was in town yesterday, and that "dozens" of people lined the streets to greet him. From the video, looked more like a single dozen to me.

MissMarple2

A cogent observation:

hrtshpdbox

Here's the scene JoeMentia's caravan pulled up to, and the caption reads:
Joe Biden arrives at the Pa. office of AFL-CIO in Harrisburg as a site to have a virtual chat with union members nationwide.

MissMarple2

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-08/thailand-says-revised-gold-trading-rules-to-shield-baht-due-soon

1. I know nothing about financial markets, so am posting this for others.

2. Seems like they had advance knowledge of this "revised gold trading rules" or it went right over my head when announced.

3. Could be Bloomberg causing confusion, too.

MissMarple2

hrtshpdbox,

Your earlier assessment seems like the correct one.

The Biden people probably didn't give advance notice because they didn't want all of those Trump flags and signs in the camera shots, nor did they want to hear the boos and cries of "Biden go home".

MissMarple2

https://spectator.org/the-inevitable-implosion-of-bidens-campaign/

Worth reading. It's basically an explanation of how the dems are caught in their "Trump voters are easily-duped ignoramuses so let's put this white guy out there who can pretend to be working class and they will vote for him(Biden)"

James D.

Tonto, if you’re looking for Star Trek reading, check out:

My Enemy. My Ally
Spock’s World
The Final Reflection
How Much For Just the Planet

James D.

I like many thought our early wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq were justified. I never thought they would go on forever.

I did too, at the time.

I never thought Bush would stop caring and just sit on his hands while the Dems and the MSM did everything in their power to undermine and slander the troops he ordered into harm’s way. Had I known that he’d abandon them because he got tired of mean columns in the NYT or because Karl Rove whispered in his ear, I wouldn’t ever have supported those wars in the first place.

MissMarple2

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-exxon-mobil-spending-exclusive/exclusive-exxon-downsizes-global-empire-as-wall-street-worries-about-dividend-idUSKBN25Z0H7

This could be Reuters also trying to stir the pot, or trying to force Trump's hand. This is another reason why I don't really know what's going on in the world of sticks and bonds.

MissMarple2

STOCKS and bonds.

MissMarple2

Rescheduled brunch. Sister called and she's not feeling well.

Still going out to dinner with grandkids, however.

anonamom

catching up, as always--
gus:
Shit happens, life happens, and I will NOT be a victim.

From very early on in this Panicdemic, that guy I have coffee with noted:

"There is a woeful lack of skepticism, stoicism and fatalism in this country."

And I will add: he declared our family motto to be "No whining" a long, long time ago.
(After the kids arrived! I am not a whiner!)

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/TrumpGirlStrong/status/1303269228875780096/photo/1

I didn't copy this because I think it's more helpful to go to their site and see the larger size.

MissMarple2

anonamom,

Since we have not succumbed to the fear porn on
the corona virus, bubonic plague to the rescue!

https://www.wthr.com/article/news/local/colorado-plague-2nd-human-case-reported/73-45e05f35-cf08-475f-8ee7-ce29a3adc682

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
3m
Thanks Curt. Great pitcher!!!
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Curt Schilling
@gehrig38

· Sep 6
Thanks to @potus and our AG 189 children. Across 3 states were rescued from child traffic ring this past weekend.
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I saw nothing about this from the press at the press conference yesterday. Not one single question.

anonamom

MM, please post the Spectator article for those of us who don't subscribe. TIA!


https://spectator.org/the-inevitable-implosion-of-bidens-campaign/

Buckeye

I saw nothing about this from the press at the press conference yesterday. Not one single question.

Other than OANN, it’ll be a cold day in hell before the WH press corp gives Trump credit for anything.

MissMarple2

anonamom,
Here it is:

It’s tempting to attribute Joe Biden’s plummeting poll numbers in key battleground states to his dilatory denunciation of the riots that still ravage their Democrat-run cities. However, the campaign’s fatal flaw is more subtle than Biden’s tacit approval of mob violence. It is rooted in the classism that resulted in his nomination to be the Democratic standard bearer. Among the progressives who control the party it’s an article of faith that President Trump’s base consists of undereducated working-class whites. Thus, they reluctantly supported Biden’s nomination in the hope that “working class Joe” could peel off enough of Trump’s benighted blue collar support to capture the White House.

White voters without college degrees making below the median household income made up only 25 percent of Trump voters.

The problem with this strategy is that it is based on a myth. White voters without college degrees do indeed constitute an important part of Trump’s coalition. But the belief that these Americans are working class clods dumb enough to support a Potemkin candidate nominated by a radicalized party is a progressive fantasy. This is why Biden’s poll numbers remained relatively stable during the ten weeks of riots that preceded the amateurish Democratic National Convention and only began to go south after that cringe worthy event ended on August 20. By the end of August his purported lead over President Trump in the major battleground states had clearly begun evaporating. It has now been cut in half.

In Michigan, for example, RealClearPolitics showed Biden ahead of Trump by a comfortable 8.4 percent margin as recently as July 28. A month later, that lead had decreased by two-thirds and remains at 2.6 percent as of this writing. Likewise, on July 24, the former Vice President led Trump in Pennsylvania by 8.5 percent. That lead has since been cut in half and now stands at 4.2 percent as of Thursday. The story is much the same in North Carolina, where Biden was ahead of Trump by 4.7 percent on July 31. That lead has now dropped to less than 1 percent. Overall, according to RealClearPolitics, Biden’s average lead in the all important battleground states has shrunken from 6.3 percent on July 28 to 3.3 percent.

The source of this downward spiral in Biden’s numbers is the progressive myth that all voters without college degrees are by definition working class and not very bright. Ironically, this nonsense was debunked as early as 2017. Nicholas Carnes of Duke University noticed that the “working class voter” narrative had become a staple of media commentary concerning Trump’s 2016 victory over Clinton and responded with a Washington Post column titled, “It’s time to bust the myth: Most Trump voters were not working class.” Carnes was ill-mannered enough to point out that journalists writing about Trump’s blue collar base had failed to produce any data supporting what had by then become conventional wisdom:

When journalists wrote that Trump was appealing to working-class voters, they didn’t really know whether Trump voters were construction workers or CEOs.… In short, the narrative that attributes Trump’s victory to a “coalition of mostly blue-collar white and working-class voters” just doesn’t square with the 2016 election data. According to the [American National Election Study], white non-Hispanic voters without college degrees making below the median household income made up only 25 percent of Trump voters. That’s a far cry from the working-class-fueled victory many journalists have imagined.

But what about the vast education deficit that allegedly characterizes most Trump voters? This is little more than a variation on the “conservatives are dumb” cliché that has long served as a balm for defeated Democrats and their dysphoric supporters. In Trump’s case, it emerged early in the 2016 primary season and was debunked by Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight: “About 44 percent of Trump supporters have college degrees … higher than the 33 percent of non-Hispanic white adults, or the 29 percent of American adults overall, who have at least a bachelor’s degree.” In the 2016 general election, the percentage of Trump voters with four-year college degrees equaled that of all American adults that year.

This brings us back to the Biden campaign’s fatal flaw. The former Vice President was chosen to lead the Democratic ticket because it was believed he was the candidate most likely to “recapture” the undereducated working class whites who delivered Donald Trump’s 2016 upset victory over Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately for the Democrats and the Biden campaign this voting bloc is nothing more than Beltway swamp gas. As Professor Carnes points out above, white voters without college degrees making below the median household income made up only 25 percent of Trump voters. In other words, only 1 in 4 of Trump’s 2016 supporters can be classified as working class by any reasonable definition of the term.

These voters aren’t dumb enough to fall for Biden’s working class shtick. As the Washington Post recently put it, “Democrats have ceded the working class to the GOP.” Biden’s acceptance speech at the DNC dwelt on such pressing blue collar issues as climate change, gun control, and social justice. He also insulted our intelligence by blaming President Trump for job losses caused by COVID-19. Meanwhile, he has endorsed another nationwide lockdown, called for a universal mask mandate, and taken multiple positions on fracking. The collapse of Biden’s poll numbers may be accelerated by the riots but, ultimately, they mark the inevitable implosion of a campaign built on a progressive myth about Trump’s base.

MissMarple2

Buckeye,

While I don't wish harm on anyone, I wouldn't have been upset if a good old-fashioned stink bomb had been dropped in the center of that crowd.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Chuck Woolery
@chuckwoolery
·
22h
Trump has been the cause of an interesting phenomenon. Republicans are now the party of the working man and the Democrats are the party of the cooperate rich. Have you noticed the switch?

Buckeye

RocketMan is taking another beating today.

Tesla futures way down.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
2m
If Biden’s Polling wasn’t going down, and fast, he wouldn’t be going to Pittsburgh.

James D.

MM @ 7:31

Of course not. Because (1) Trump can't be given credit for anything, and (2) it's not like any of those reporters give a crap about anyone other than themselves.

Of course, had it happened under Obama, the first 10 questions of the press conference would have been all about that.

"Mr. Obama, do you think you'll be nominated for another Nobel Peace Prize for your leadership in rescuing missing children?"

"Mr. Obama, do you think your predecessor simply didn't care about missing children, or was his administration involved in trafficking them?"

etc etc etc

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at the link.

Bad Bunny cut an ad for Joe Biden.

It's not what we expected.

This version is much better. pic.twitter.com/SWLUameQBf

— Equipo Trump - Text VAMOS to 88022 (@EquipoTrump) August 31, 2020
MissMarple2

James D.,

I really think Sharyl Atkisson had a genius idea:

At the next press conference President Trump has, he should read off the sappy questions they asked Biden at his, give HIS answers, and then depart the briefing room.

hrtshpdbox

Tesla futures way down.

The 200-day moving average is way down at 178, might be worth a look when it gets there.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

Fredo’s got a convicted lier for a lawyer, who may be going back to jail for an even longer time - additional lies to Congress. Many more tapes of him with Fredo and other media scum reporters. Reveals how deranged & sick they all are!
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Breaking911
@Breaking911
· Sep 1
BREAKING: New Audio Leaks of Chris Cuomo Confiding in Michael Cohen About Sex Assault Allegations, The CNN Anchor Declares "The Media Is Not Your Friend"

https://breaking911.com/breaking-new-audio-leaks-of-cnns-chris-cuomo-confiding-in-michael-cohen-about-sex-assault-allegations/

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
5m
New York City must stop the Shutdown now. The Governor & Mayor are destroying the place!

Another Bob

MissMarple2 | September 08, 2020 at 07:03 AM

There may be something under the covers re. Exxon I’m not aware of, but oil companies generally have been hit by huge declines in demand for gasoline, jet fuel, and other petroleum products.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
16m
Great! Biden is finally being forced out of his basement. Now you’ll be able to see what is going on “up there”. He may do some “limited” campaigning. Basement Biden is no longer playing well in the Polls!

Old Lurker

This from Bongino:

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/privacy/fisa-court-scolds-fbi-widespread-violations-privacy-rules

Might have expanded the opening line to say "Under Chris Wray, Bill Barr, and Donald Trump, as well as under Oversight Committees in both houses of Congress and both wings of the Uniparty..."

And then they went ahead to renew the law they were not following.

MissMarple2

Mark Knoller
@markknoller
·
28m
COS Meadows "optimistic" Pres Trump will be finalizing a list of possible Supreme Court picks for a 2nd term. Says he's "excited" about the list and that Pres Trump will be signing off on the list "in the coming days."

Melinda

This is a few days old, but very thorough:

Transition Integrity Project: Is this Soros Linked Group Plotting a “Color Revolution” Against President Trump?


https://www.revolver.news/2020/09/transition-integrity-project-is-this-soros-linked-group-plotting-a-color-revolution-against-president-trump/

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
3m
The wonderful Charles Payne @cvpayne
of @FoxNews just wrote a great and inspirational new book, UNSTOPPABLE PROSPERITY. Get it NOW. So many important thoughts and suggestions on investing and “Making Money”. Also, Charles just happens to be a Great Guy!

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Massive planned power outage in NorCal. Over 150,000 affected. Some school districts close.
Good luck, DrJ, hope you finished that proposal or are outside the closure area.

https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/california/residents-in-22-northern-california-counties-may-lose-power-for-1-2-days-pge-says/103-32d0e568-acdd-401c-bb6b-e4127461062e

Melinda

Now I really know that DJT's campaign has no cash issues:

Maggie Haberman
@maggieNYT
The president, who hated writing checks to his own campaign and did so reluctantly in 2016, is supposedly considering a huge investment of $100 million of his own money for the final 8 weeks bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1303311396877336576

MissMarple2

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

That is horrible with the high temperatures!

MissMarple2

Got to run out for a second. Back in about half an hour.

Narciso

Rest assured box neither did he

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Temperatures are moderating considerably MM.
That's the problem; a dry cold front is moving in bringing lower temperatures but higher winds.
PG&E seems to be managing things fairly well this year. Unfortunately mother nature stepped up with 12,000 lightning strikes.

Melinda

Hmmmm:

Atlantic Editor Admits Key Detail of Anti-Trump Hit Piece May Be Untrue

Despite this, Goldberg still defended his article, claiming that “the public’s interest in meeting this information outweigh the ambiguities or the difficulties of anonymous sourcing.” Goldberg also said he would continue to publish similar stories.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/09/07/atlantic-editor-admits-key-detail-of-anti-trump-hit-piece-may-be-untrue-n903238

Momto2

Happy Birthday, MM!

I'm leaving for my first day of school since March. Excited to see my 9th graders and discuss Bradbury's "The Pedestrian".

Jane

Good Morning! Beautiful Day so far.Could someone give Durham a call and tell him he's a day overdue. Thnaks

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Rochester Diners Terrorized by BLM, and the Restaurant Sides With the Rioters?
Get woke I hope you go broke.
Some dumbshit beclowned himself thusly;

Evan Dawson
@evandawson
I’m amazed at this.

Four nights of protests. Thousands of people. No bricks through windows, no buildings on fire. A few broken water glasses and a burned empty bus stop.

But some only see crime and rioting.

ROC protesters have defied the stereotypes and are still smeared.


We didn't murder you. We just assaulted you.
Give us a cookie.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--the public’s interest in meeting this information--

If the Atlantic had standards even so high as old Moscow's Pravda, that phrase alone would be a firing offense. Of course if the Atlantic had the standards of Pravda they wouldn't have hired such a shamelessly credulous commie as Goldberg in the first place.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--The Open tennis announcers are driving me crazy referring to the deaths of various people apprehended by police as "murders".--

The fundamental thing pretty much all sports have forgotten is the main reason people watch sports is for an entertaining diversion from the ugliness of life and politics.
Occasionally it has to deal with its own ugly internal issues like segregation. But if it is going to import the very things people are trying to escape for just a few hours they will unsurprisingly discover people will find all other manner of diversions which do not import society's pathologies and Marxist rhetoric.

Captain Hate

Evan Dawson sounds as dumb as Goodell

Colin Kaepernick nominated for the Hall of Fame

https://bit.ly/3jVmcZy

Well, that should just about wrap things up for the NFL.
Posted by: t-bird at September 08, 2020 08:57 AM (lIIT7)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Even Mirengoff agrees on sports and politics; in this case college football.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Hinderaker on "critical race theory" and the Civil Rights Act.

henry

Joe must be in elder care this week.

https://www.tmj4.com/news/election-2020/dr-jill-biden-to-host-listening-session-in-green-bay-as-part-of-back-to-school-tour

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The Norwegian reality of a wealth tax and the German theoretical one. Both are economically and socially destructive AND are net revenue losers for the state; the old prog win/win.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

If the people doing the talking are handed things to say by the campaign at the door can it credibly be called a "listening session"?

Neo

Biden also named Buttigieg, a military veteran and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, to the advisory board, together with former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and Susan Rice, national security adviser to Obama who was on the shortlist to be Biden's running mate.

Neo

It turns out that the heated discussion over the whistleblower, who was previously identified by Real Clear Investigations as the CIA’s Eric Ciaramella, was a diversion from allowing the American people to understand who was the actual instigator of the failed effort to oust President Donald Trump from office.

Rather than being a witness who independently supported the claims of the whistleblower, the National Security Council’s Lt. Col Alex Vindman was the driving force behind the entire operation, according to the book’s interviews with key figures in the impeachment probe and other evidence. The whistleblower’s information came directly from Vindman, investigators determined.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/08/vindman-not-whistleblower-was-driving-force-behind-impeachment/

MissMarple2

Back home and then had to field a call from another sister.

Beautiful day here, but a hint of fall in the air.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1h
The Democrats will open up their states on November 4th, the day after the Election. These shutdowns are ridiculous, and only being done to hurt the economy prior to the most important election, perhaps, in our history! #MAGA

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1h
My Campaign spent a lot of money up front in order to compensate for the false reporting and Fake News concerning our handling of the China Virus. Now they see the GREAT job we have done, and we have 3 times more than we had 4 years ago - & are up in polls. Lots of $’s & ENERGY!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
3m
Suburban voters are pouring into the Republican Party because of the violence in Democrat run cities and states. If Biden gets in, this violence is “coming to the Suburbs”, and FAST. You could say goodbye to your American Dream!

MissMarple2

Jellenne
@jellen805
·
3m
Ah. New talking point today: Vaccines are bad if they're created too fast and Trump has anything to do with it.

What happened to we can't reopen NYC until there's a vaccine?
===========================
I think so many retailers have boarded up that they don't want to go back in.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Mel: "The president, who hated writing checks to his own campaign and did so reluctantly in 2016, is supposedly considering a huge investment of $100 million of his own money for the final 8 weeks"

Bless him, but yike ... is this why I get 25 emails a day asking for donations?
So many of the CEO billionaires appear to be content riding the tiger's back and are ostentatiously backing the Dems

Threadkiller

Happy Birthday, MM!

Threadkiller

amom, I am doing very well with the exception of an occasional breathing issue when I climb up my hillside too rapidly. I am encouraged by the article on lungs repairing themselves in around 3 months.

Thanks for checking on me!

clarice

Happy Birthday,MM/

Threadkiller

Woman who popularized the gender reveal party says enough already after latest wildfire

https://www.cnn.com/cnn/2020/09/07/us/gender-reveal-parties-overview-trnd/index.html

She now hates penises.

Narciso

Happt birthday miss marple

Neo

author Ronald Brown (of University of Waterloo in Ontario) said that House Committee was told that estimated mortality was 10 times higher than seasonal influenza. This was prime argument for lockdown.
Brown observed that New England Journal article, just prior to House testimony, had (incorrectly) said that CFR for seasonal influenza was 0.1% whereas 0.1% is actually the value for IFR (WHO).
Brown observed that CFR and IFR have different definitions in epidemiology and gives a lengthy exposition.
the expert who, according to Brown, made the 10x error in testimony to Congress is, by now, well known to all of us. It was, needless to say, Anthony Fauci.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/disaster-medicine-and-public-health-preparedness/article/public-health-lessons-learned-from-biases-in-coronavirus-mortality-overestimation/7ACD87D8FD2237285EB667BB28DCC6E9

rse

Happy birthday mm!!

A Virgo.

Neo

Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.
“The PCR test amplifies genetic matter from the virus in cycles; the fewer cycles required, the greater the amount of virus, or viral load, in the sample. The greater the viral load, the more likely the patient is to be contagious.” “This number of amplification cycles needed to find the virus, called the cycle threshold, is never included in the results sent to doctors and coronavirus patients, although it could tell them how infectious the patients are.” “On Thursday, the United States recorded 45,604 new coronavirus cases, according to a database maintained by The Times. If the rates of contagiousness in Massachusetts and New York were to apply nationwide, then perhaps only 4,500 of those people may actually need to isolate and submit to contact tracing.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/29/health/coronavirus-testing.html
Just how over-sensitive does Dr. Mina think that these PCR Covid tests are? 100 to 1,000 times too sensitive for the test to return a positive result “— at least, one worth acting on.”

James D.

Happy birthday, MM!!!!

Jane

Happy Birthday MM!

James D.

Birthday trivia: today, September 8, is the 13th most common birthdate in the United States.

9 of the 10 most common days fall between September 9 and September 20 (the only non-September date is July 7th, which is the 6th most common birthdate)

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