By Jeff Childers
Good morning, C&C, it’s Friday! Your excellent roundup today includes: U.S. military defeated by two unarmed Chinese war blimps without firing a shot; newly-released email sheds light on pandemic mistakes and how bad public health is; the best bill you ever saw filed in Florida, and we’re going to do something to support it; a new study shows ugly people prefer to cover their faces; and another “gold standard” study should settle the mask debate once and for all.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
🪖 ACTION ALERT: We’re multiplying the message today, shouting with one great voice. We’re going to fill up the email inboxes of every legislator in Florida. I’ll explain it more below, but here’s the link to a sixty-seconds-or-less email creator. If you do it now, be sure to add a little something personal to both prepared emails to show you’re a real person.
Here’s the Link: https://standforhealthfreedom.com/action/sb222/. It’s down in the post too, where I explain it in more detail.
It’s going to be terrific.
🗞*WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 The U.S. military has been flummoxed and defeated by two giant Chinese spy blimps, one of which is floating around collecting data over our nuclear warheads in Billings, Montana. That’s where we store an arsenal of 150 nuclear-armed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles, at Malmstrom Air Force Base.
The other one is parked over Canada, probably standing by to float south over the United States.
NBC ran the story yesterday, headlined “Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon Found Over Northern U.S.” That headline is grossly misleading. It’s a giant blimp, not a “balloon.” And U.S. officials admitted it’s from China, it’s not “suspected.” Stupid NBC.
And, “found.” Like somebody stumbled over it while paragliding or something. Why didn’t our radar see it coming from China long before it got to our nuclear base? Did it teleport from Shanghai? Is it an inter-dimensional stealth blimp?
Anyway, we THINK it’s still over Billings, but U.S. officials are covering for the Chinese for some reason. NBC News reported:
A senior defense official said the balloon is still over the U.S. but declined to say where it is now.
Wait. Why not say where it is now? Who are defense officials protecting? Have they lost track of the damned thing?
And that’s it. There’s nothing we can do. It defeated our entire military. They say they don’t want to shoot it down because they’re afraid of getting hit by shrapnel or something. It’s better to just let it bob around, marking the exact locations of all our nuclear warheads:
The leaders reviewed the threat profile of the Chinese stratospheric balloon and possible response options, and ultimately decided not to recommend taking it out kinetically, because of the risk to safety and security of people on the ground from the possible debris field.
Wait — they’re just NOW thinking about debris? A hundred years of defense contracting, and they come up with ANY way to safely dispose of an enemy war blimp? Well, I say we need a giant refund from our defense contractors. We should have a missile or a laser or something that could burn it all up before it hits the ground. Or a plane that could snag it and tow it over the ocean before we blast it out of the sky.
But no. Apparently not. We have nothing, not one thing, in the entire military arsenal that can counter this devilish surprise technology invented by the Chinese three hundred years ago.
But don’t worry, our security is so bad it doesn’t really matter anyway:
“Currently we assess that this balloon has limited additive value from an intelligence collection perspective over and above what the PRC can do through other means,” the senior defense official said.
The Chinese spy “balloon” is three school buses wide. Corporate media is calling it a “balloon” to make it sound harmless. It’s just a balloon, calm down. But then they admit that it’s big enough to cause significant damage if it hits the ground. So which it is?
It’s not a balloon. It’s a gigantic gasbag, and I’m not talking about Joe Biden. It’s a war blimp.
Can you imagine China even TRYING this during the Trump Administration? And if they did, can you imagine our response being to let it drift around the continent collecting data?
This is not a good look for our military. I suspect vaccine-induced neurological damage. We need to put the unvaccinated generals in charge.
🔥 NTD News ran a story yesterday headlined “Inside the Secret Government Meeting on COVID-19 Natural Immunity.” It describes a “secret” (non-public) phone meeting in October, 2021. It’s a story about how the government fat-fingered one of the most important decisions of the pandemic.
They really couldn’t get ANYTHING right, could they?
HHS Director Vivek Murthy organized the call, which included Fauci, Walensky, Francis Collins, and four immunologists — at least three of whom you’ll instantly recognize: Paul Offit, the author of “Pandora’s Lab,” who should have known better, Michael Osterholm, Akiko Iwasaki, and chubby little Peter Hotez.
The call’s agenda was to query the immunologists over whether people with natural immunity (those already recovered from covid) should be exempt from vaccine mandates. The short version is that all of the scientists recommended shots for the naturally immune, ranging from one shot (Offit), two shots (Osterholm), and two docs who argued there should be no credit at all for natural immunity (Iwasaki and Hotez).
And as we know, the government then officially adopted the Hotez position, and before we could find our saddles the mandates were two laps around the racetrack.
Most of the NTD article focuses on how badly wrong the four dummkopf immunologists were on natural immunity versus vaccine immunity (if you can call it immunity), with the ultimate suggestion being that someone should take away their immunology driving licenses before anyone else gets hurt.
That’s all true, but I’d like to examine a couple less obvious implications. First of all, most people think Fauci, Walensky, and Murthy were brilliant scientists doing their own work, evaluating the research for themselves, and relying on ages and ages of dearly-purchased experience gained from sweaty labwork down in the trenches, way before getting richly-deserved top government jobs because they are the best of the best.
Um, no. They’re overpaid pencil pushers who copy other people’s work and shift the big decisions off onto germaphobic scientists and get all their talking points from allied, liberal non-governmental actors who are exempt from disclosure. This story sheds a lot of new light on whenever Fauci said stuff like, “the best science says that vaccine-induced immunity is superior to natural immunity.”
In truth, Fauci didn’t know jack. He was just talking about something somebody told him, and pretending like he knew it all. What a poseur.
The second implication, briefly touched on by NTD, is how the government actors surreptitiously shifted all these critical decisions into non-public settings, probably because they were too embarrassed to publicly show how little they really knew about their subjects. Sadly, as unelected agency employees, the bureaucrats had no obligation to conduct business in public. That’s a huge problem with the administrative state.
Third, and maybe most important, this shows how PUBLIC HEALTH deserves the highest blame for the many errors of the pandemic. Public health “experts” were whispering in the bureaucrats and officials’ ears the whole time, filling the officials’ heads with germaphobic twaddle, with predictably tragic results.
PHE defenders will attempt to argue that nobody knew anything for sure at the time. But I can’t possibly say it strongly enough or repeat this enough times: the public health establishment was wrong, wrong, wrong, but never — not one single time — admitted even a hint of ambiguity.
They were always SURE. They were POSITIVE. It WASN’T EVEN CLOSE. They never ever said, “probably,” or “as best we know at this time,” or “our best guess is.” They said don’t argue with science.
They only started dithering when people started dying from something that wasn’t covid. And NOW they’re baffled. Now everything is mysterious and murky. “Maybe it’s too many onions or something!“ Nope. They’re pretending to be confounded because otherwise they’ll have to admit they were wrong and that they crashed the world’s car when they weren’t even supposed to be driving.
Back in the good old days, when some traveling quack got half the town sick from fraudulent snake oil, they could be tarred and feathered, or run out of town on a rail (which if you look that up, appears to have been exquisitely uncomfortable, especially in the tender spots).
King Nebuchadnezzar knew how to deal with fakers. He promptly ordered his so-called “expert” wise men painfully vivisected after they couldn’t tell him what his dream was. Now don’t get hysterical, I’m not advocating violence. But it’s for their own good. These people must be held legally accountable at some point or they’ll never learn: Offit, Osterholm, Iwasaki, Hotez.
Seriously, these people shouldn’t be influencing ANYBODY. They need therapy.
🔥 Florida state senator Joe Gruters filed SB222 this week, a bill titled “Protection of Medical Freedom.” It’s good.
Among other things, the bill would:
prohibit the state from collecting people’s immunization status without permission or giving it to the feds;
— ban vaccine passports for ANY vaccine, not just covid;
— ban employers from discriminating in any way against employees based on ANY vaccination or immunity status;
— prohibit healthcare providers from conditioning treatment on ANY vaccine status; and a lot more.
Significantly it expands existing Florida protections passed during the pandemic but deletes covid-19, so that they would apply to ANY disease and not just covid. What was most gratifying (to me anyway) was they used a very simple and elegant solution that I proposed to legislators back in 2021: adding ‘vaccination status’ to the list of protected classes under Florida’s civil rights law.
Florida’s civil right law already protects citizens against discrimination based on age, sex, religion, race, and other similar categories. The law already has a substantial system for people to sue employers, schools, hospitals, hotels, or anyone else for discrimination — and recover their attorney’s fees.
If vaccination status is added to the list of protected classes, lawyers can immediately access to all those existing causes of action, case law, and other legal tools to help people suffering from vaccine discrimination. It would be a game-changer.
Here’s how broadly the bill would define “immunization status” as a protected civil rights class:
(12) “Vaccination or immunity status,” with respect to an individual, means whether he or she has been administered a vaccination for or is otherwise immune to a particular disease.
It would be the gold standard, far beyond anything provided in any other state. To email your legislators right now, this form created by the ‘Stand for Health Freedom’ team makes it super easy. Please take sixty seconds or less and complete the form: https://standforhealthfreedom.com/action/sb222/.
Note that you can edit the emails before they’re sent. If you have twenty more seconds, add a personal note before the first line of the email to ensure they know you’re a real person. You might also add something encouraging the lawmakers to prevent the bill from being watered down.
Do it right now, then come back. Let’s multiply our influence! I promise you’ll feel terrific and it will be a fabulous way to start the day. You’ve already accomplished something. Great job!
😷 The UK Daily Mail ran a story yesterday headlined, “EXCLUSIVE: Unattractive People Are MORE Likely to Keep Wearing Face Masks in Post-Covid Era, Study Suggests.”
Some researchers actually studied people’s personal views on masking related to their self-perceived attractiveness. They concluded that young and middle-aged Americans who view themselves as attractive ‘believe wearing a mask hinders the opportunities to deliver a favorable impression to others’.
But people who do NOT view themselves as attractive expressed beliefs that face rags actually enhance their looks. In other words, ugly people have been shamed into wanting to cover their faces. It’s ANOTHER mental disorder created by public health experts.
😷 On the same day — yesterday — the Daily Mail ran another mask story, headlined “Does This Finally Put the Mask Debate to Bed? ‘Gold Standard’ Analysis of 78 Studies and 1 Million People Finds Face Coverings Made ‘Little to No Difference’ to Covid Infection or Death Rates.”
Ruh-roh! This won’t be good for business.
The new study was published by the Cochrane Institute, considered the ‘gold standard’ of evidence-based reviewers. The article quoted Dr. Francois Balloux, a professor of computational biology at University College London, who said the study showed that the benefit of wearing masks is ‘at best small.’
My goodness. Who could have seen THIS coming?
All the studies Cochrane reviewed were randomized controlled trials, the highest-quality type of studies, involving people selected from the same population group and randomly-assigned to either mask-wearing or non-mask groups.
And for an additional tickle, check out how the Daily Mail described our least-favorite public health official:
Then-NIAID director Dr Anthony Fauci said in 2020 that masks were ‘not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is’. He later suggested people should wear masks as a mark of ‘respect’ for others, and admitted to lying to the public about masks’ effectiveness to prevent panic buying and preserve masks for healthcare workers.
Admitted to lying! Apparently it’s finally okay to publicly call Fauci a liar. Now that’s progress.
And, sorry, Fauci bobblehead owners. We’ll find a use for those wobbly little icons, don’t worry.
Have a fantastic Friday, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for more.
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