Would You Like To Be Patronising?

Then patronise Tiffany Poon. She’ll welcome it. You can be a patron of the arts. You can do more in your little way than all the big mouthing pretentious know it all snob types are doing.

Artists are suffering all over the world because of this Covid madness with concerts etc. cancelled and performance venues closed and performances prohibited or restrictions making them unviable.

Tiffany is no exception.

And Tiffany is no slouch. She’s been playing all her life. And she’s always played well. She was a child prodigy and is an asset to us all. An undervalued, ignored, scorned asset in today’s Pharasaic world.

This is the child at work:

She’s a big girl now and she still does it and does it better. That wonderful left hand is even greater.

And she busts her guts trying to help other musicians, devoting time and energy and giving of her own slender income to help them.

On this Patreon site, where we can ‘patronise’ Tiffany by giving and perhaps ‘pledging’ to future give any paltry amounts we care, Tiffany toils endlessly – truly, fair dink – to give everyone extra value, something ‘extra’ for their money….

As though being a patron of the arts and this artist in particular were not enough.

An on Youtube she pours out a constant stream of what she calls ‘vlogs’ – video blogs – or simply videos which record many things her life. The idea being to give us all a glimpse, an understanding of what life is like for a concert pianist.

She gives that to everyone and isn’t that kind of a wonderful thing? I think so. You see nothing else like it. It’s warm and human and true.

She’s a worker. And a talent. And a human. And a prodigy. And struggling.

You can be patronising. You can throw her a few dollars and skite about how good you are if you like, she won’t mind, she’ll thank you.

On patreon here:

https://www.patreon.com/tiffanypoonpianist/posts

And you want to hear some beautifully interpreted classical piano? I think you can’t go past Tiffany.

Tell everyone. I think it is disgraceful that such assets in our world have to struggle to pay the rent, buy food. I do.

The Disgusting, Disgraceful Dowright Dumb Democrats

A post today by Tom Woods demonstrates beautifully one of the reasons why over the last four years I’ve come to see the American Democrats as being beneath contempt.

They’re such two-faced, barefaced, opportunistic, stupid liars. Amongst other things. And this is a relatively mild but still very telling demonstration of just that. The ‘unmild’ demonstration is, of course, the impeachment of Trump which is not dealt with here but which is of course merely a ‘summit’ outcrop of this underlying ‘standard’ modus operandi.

Here’s the relevant extract from Tom’s post:

You may have read the stories about Andrew Cuomo and the nursing homes — apparently far more people died than the state admitted.

(Chris Cillizza at CNN ran this almost hilariously understated headline: “Andrew Cuomo’s Covid-19 performance may have been less stellar than it seemed.”)

In the wake of that revelation, a troll account on Twitter posted this:

“If you see anybody from the Cuomo Administration in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

If you’re sharp, you’ll remember that these are exactly the same words uttered three years ago by Rep. Maxine Waters, except about Trump rather than Cuomo.

Those words were met with yawns back then.

But when those very words are used to refer to the Cuomo administration, well, that’s just not acceptable!

Carl Heastie, speaker of the New York Assembly, responded: “This is appalling and dangerous. Encouraging violence must never be tolerated. Shame on whoever is behind this kind of garbage.”

Other New York assemblymen got snookered by it as well. Thus Kenny Burgos: “We need to stop this behavior towards elected officials and especially their staff. The seige of the Capitol empowered behavior like this and must be stopped at any moment it creeps its head out in any fashion.”

Same with Ken Zebrowski, who wrote, “This is dangerous, reprehensible and has no place in any public discussion. Oh, and spare me the ‘someone else did it too’ excuse. Someone else saying a variation of this doesn’t change the fact that this is seeking to incite violence against a public official and their staff.”

Then Jeffrey Dinowitz: “What’s wrong with you? Threatening violence against duly elected representatives of the people of New York is fascism. The hatred unleashed by Trump and his gang of thugs continues to reverberate throughout the country. Enough is enough.”

Then Jenifer Rajkumar: “This kind of incitement to violence against government leaders must stop. Especially after the recent seige at the U.S. Capitol, we must condemn these types of threats. They endanger our democracy. This is not who we are and we can do better.”

These Tweets are all still up. These geniuses still don’t realize they’ve been tricked into condemning Maxine Waters.

And here’s the link to Tom’s post:

https://mailchi.mp/tomwoods/maxine?e=2a3e37baa5

collateral damage

Sunetra Gupta and co-authors have put up a web site compiling authoritative records of collateral damage known and expected from covid interventions. The forecast damage and very probably the existing damage far outweighs any damage the virus may have wrought.

And that’s talking only sickness and death. We care most about sickness and death and when challenged about our ‘over the top’ approach to ‘protecting ourselves’ we are quick to appreciate we don’t want sickness or death and are blindly willing to overlook almost any cost in order to do it. Money doesn’t matter, we say. We think. We like to think.

And we think the intervention ‘costs’ are ‘mere’ monetary costs – abstract ‘economic’ costs, perhaps a little heartbreak here and there with a failed business. Ah, too bad, we say, but better that than anyone gets sick or dies.

But the fact is the collateral damage measured in sick and dead far exceeds, far exceeds any covid cost. And that’s looking at current much disputed and certainly much exaggerated figures. No matter. No matter how exaggerated the covid figures they still don’t match the figures for collateral damage written up in various places and many compiled on the Sunetra Gupta site:

collateralglobal.org

Not much of a title is it? You’d never think to look there. ‘collateralglobal.org’. Not a mention of Covid. Or SARS. Or even ‘damage’. Not exactly catchy. Or memorable.

But they are not thrill seeking sensationalists. Lurid journalists; click bait specialists.

They are serious sober scientists careful to print only that which they can believe is true and reliable and with a concern for their own reputations now and into the future.

Unlike bandwagonriders and followers of fashion and bee in the bonnet maniacs they are not printing facts about a situation they want to be true. They are printing facts they find to be regrettably true about the situation. Regrettable, awful, but true. And properly the concern of every person on the planet.

Here are some of the posts, only a small selection and mainly from the ‘health’ section of the site. There’s much more. :

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/news/2020-07-14/lockdowns-side-effect-mental-health-deterioration-people-affected-dementia-third

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/news/2020-07-09/open-letter-secretary-state

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33033486/

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/news/2020-07-14/lockdowns-side-effect-mental-health-deterioration-people-affected-dementia-third

BBC 50,000 extra heart deaths.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54935043

NYTimes Spain Undetected Cancer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/16/world/europe/spain-coronavirus-cancer.html

Belfast Domestic Abuse
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/health/actresses-bronagh-waugh-bronagh-gallagher-19351364

NY Times. Teenagers mental health.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/12/health/covid-teenagers-mental-health.html?surface=home-discovery-vi-prg&fellback=false&req_id=311187540&algo=identity&imp_id=460398571&action=click&module=Science%20%20Technology&pgtype=Homepage

BBC Babies Harmed and Killed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-54827702

NPR Polio Campaign crippled.
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/10/30/929080692/the-campaign-to-wipe-out-polio-was-going-really-well-until-it-wasnt?t=1605118735239

Independent. Lost generation.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/coronavirus-generation-lost-young-people-support-report-b867557.html

Unicef: Stillbirths
https://data.unicef.org/resources/a-neglected-tragedy-stillbirth-estimates-report/

WSJ Death extend beyond covid victimes.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/death-toll-from-covid-19-pandemic-extends-far-beyond-virus-victims-11600507800?fbclid=IwAR2U8pJwE6Pwve1-pLcWnRQ_J7kBqbOKNDz3SBnhVGg4EoBMnM7Ya2bMj1k

News MN. Domestic violence
https://news.mn/en/793352/?fbclid=IwAR2dWCotF9t53ULg1SGz3RsnCWJa4fUA5zmyEElD3z_g42nD3ig5cNj_dZU

Forbes: Pandemic Anxiety
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2020/08/18/the-pandemic-has-caused-an-increase-in-anxiety-stress-depression-and-suicides/?sh=b11cd485863e

NY Times. Farmer Suicides.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/world/asia/india-coronavirus-farmer-suicides-lockdown.html

10,000 child deaths per month.
https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-ap-top-news-understanding-the-outbreak-hunger-international-news-5cbee9693c52728a3808f4e7b4965cbd

Economist. Long term effects on children
https://www.economist.com/international/2020/07/19/lockdowns-could-have-long-term-effects-on-childrens-health

Belfast Live. Domestic violence tip of iceberg.
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/domestic-violence-reports-psni-reach-18845826

Oxfam 122 million brink of starvation
https://globalnews.ca/news/7155931/coronavirus-starvation-oxfam/

Oxfam 12,000 per day could die from hunger.
https://www.oxfam.org/en/press-releases/12000-people-day-could-die-covid-19-linked-hunger-end-year-potentially-more-disease

The Conversation South Africa mass hunger.
https://theconversation.com/south-africa-faces-mass-hunger-if-efforts-to-offset-impact-of-covid-19-are-eased-143143

Guardian. Cancer patients miss out
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jun/11/cancer-patients-missed-out-on-tests-during-uk-coronavirus-lockdown

UNAIDS Hundreds of thousands extra HIV deaths.
https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2020/may/20200511_PR_HIV_modelling

telegraph. Unicef warns 1.2million child deaths.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/unicef-warns-lockdown-could-kill-covid-19-model-predicts-12/

Irish Times. Rape and Child Abuse

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/covid-19-reports-of-rape-and-child-sex-abuse-rise-sharply-during-pandemic-1.4308307

Dr Sam Bailey On Authenticity of ‘Excess Deaths’ Due Covid Claim.

It is debatable whether there are any excess deaths at all. But Dr Sam Bailey of NZ posts a video on Youtube where she details the faults and shortcomings of trying to ascribe all ‘excess deaths’ to covid, even if there are any.

If there are none, as was suggested before, then Dr Sam’s remarks still remain pertinent of course for they pertain to the claimed death numbers for Covid in fact, whether part of an excess or not.

Dr Sam brings out these points that need to be considered and which mitigate against arbitrarily (which, of course, is the practice) ascribing supposed ‘excess’ deaths to Covid:

. Excess death can be, could have been, caused by massive medical malpractice in the early months of the infection. For back in those days phenomenal doses of Hydroxychloroquine were give in some jurisdictions to the most frail and elderly presumably in hopes of some miracle cure. But doses such that normal practice would call for emergency procedures to be immediately instituted if it were known a patient had received such a does.

There were, of course, many deaths. Drastic effect on the death rate.

. Patient care mismanagement and deaths due to lockdowns themselves. There’s no sensible dispute about this. Especially in the early days respirators were killing patients for instance. And no patients (perhaps to this day) were getting any basic immune system enhancements like Vit D. And it grows more and more into common awareness that locking down many people is prejudicial to their health even unto death. There’s direct death from things like suicide of the psychologically unbalanced and indirect death from failure to get diagnoses and treatments. It has even been observed that patients on regular life support treatments have failed to get that regular treatment: like kidney dialysis for instance. Incredible reports. Unfortunately it seems we must credit them.

. The ‘harvesting’ effect. A natural and recurring phenomenon wherein a succession of years of mild winter season with only mild flu attacks and such (bronchitis, general URT illnesses and such) eventually has the run ‘broken’ by a quite harsh season which ‘harvests’ all the prone from the earlier years.

. The famous ‘case’ problem. Never clearly defined in common alarmist use Dr Sam points out that the accepted WHO (I think it was) definition boils down to simple a PCR positive result. Well PCR positive means that particles of an RNA string to be found in the virus have been found. No more. No less. Well – a little bit ‘more’ – we can gauge from the number of cycles required to reach a perceptual threshold just how many of these particles were found. It’s generally accepted that if it takes more than about 24 (I think it is) cycles to perceive any particles then they exist in too small a quantity to be able to reasonably infer that they indicate any sort of infection. It is common in the USA to use as many as 42 cycles. No more need be said. Such ‘cases’ are suspect to the greatest degree.

. Reclassification from other causes. It is documented and Dr Sam provides references that many jurisdiction have cases redefined as Covid cases when under normal circumstances medical staff would have put the cause of death down as something else. It is widely known today think. People are written down as dying ‘of’ covid when they died merely ‘with’ detected covid. And when that detection was PCR 40 cycle detection we can see how we should view such statistics.

. incentive. Dr Sam records how in some US hospitals they were paid by govt. a $13,000 grant for a Covid admission. It that admission then proceeded to ventilator treatment the grant went up to $39,000. Senator Dr Scott Jensen in the USA brought all this to light. Dr Sam provides references.

All this is very, very pertinent to understanding what is happening with Covid.

The interventions are very, very expensive in every possible way and they are predicated on a supposed understanding of Covid. That supposed understanding would need to be enhanced and updated as frequently and as exhaustively as possible.

And the results widely disseminated amongst the public as both a right of theirs to know and an obligation on governors to act in the interests of the governed.

I think none of it is being done. I call that in this case far worse than dereliction of duty, far worse. It is conscious and deliberate in many instances, I’m sure.

Here is the video:

Dr Sam On Excess Deaths and What We Are Not Being Told

And she provides a good list of references. For convenience I reproduce them here:

This all basically means one main thing:

Covid is being reported as a monster that it is not.

and the corollary: the interventions are not being reported as the monster they are.

and the message from that: you’re/we’re being deliberately hurt by our own government.

References:

1. CGTN – On the Scene | Disinfection at Wuhan’s old town complex amid the coronavirus epidemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWqCU…

2. CBS This morning: Italy struggles to find space for bodies despite flattening virus curve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-H0Y…

3. Lockdowns more harmful than disease: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-he…

4. Euromomo excess mortality stats: https://euromomo.eu/graphs-and-maps#z…

5. AMM (France) re: Hydroxychloroquine overdose rate: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoris…

6. Hydroxychloroquine – usual dose: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/prod… 7. Dr Klaus Köhnlein: https://realnewsaustralia.com/2020/10…

8. UK Column: https://www.ukcolumn.org

9. UK Column on YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/ukcolumn…

10. Years of Life Lost: https://www.healthknowledge.org.uk/pu…

11. Dr Klaus Püschel: https://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/art…)

12. John Ioannidis on Covid YLL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1…

13. PANDA – Lockdowns may cause 29 times more deaths: https://www.scribd.com/document/45996…

14. WHO Case definition of Covid-19: https://www.who.int/publications/i/it…

15. Hendrik Streeck comments: https://www.faz.net/premiumContent?co…)

16. NY Post – Deaths as ‘Covid-19’ deaths regardless of cause: https://www.newsbreak.com/new-york/ne…

17. Senator Dr Scott Jensen whistle-blowing on Covid-19 death certificates and payments: https://www.valleynewslive.com/conten…

18. US HHS Document to Doctors on Covid-19 deaths: https://archive.is/CAxff

19. Jennifer Cabrera – Death Certificates and Covid-19: https://rationalground.com/death-cert…

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Reply To A Comment on ‘Fundamental Rights in the Age of Covid 19’.

Posted on January 12, 2021Edit “Comment on “Fundamental Rights in the Age of Covid-19””
Comment on “Fundamental Rights in the Age of Covid-19”

It sounds like a welcome publication but my rapid reading through the article about it in Spectator seemed to indicate that nowhere in it does it address the question of exactly how dangerous is the virus? Perhaps they didn’t see that as within their remit and/or perhaps it is mentioned.

I see it as the missing ‘elephant in the room’. The government has everyone running away from what’s essentially a phantom.
‘essentially’. Not ‘exactly’. Of course it is an illness and it can kill if you’re weak enough for one reason or another.

But we have illnesses like that with us all the time and in varying degrees that vary according to season and year constantly.
And we, naturally, don’t feel obliged to act in this way. Thank god. We couldn’t.

The ‘phantom’ is that it is held to be such a dramatic evil that unprecedented measures must be taken that stamp all over all democratic rights and subject people to distinct harms and even which manifest as totally irrational absurdities.

Surely such a response would need to be justified by careful identification and categorisation of the menace? But no. There’s never a solid true statistic.

Commonly we’re presented with alarmist talk of ‘cases’ without what exactly a ‘case’ is ever being identified.

We’re presented with alarmist talk of ‘deaths’ without true cause of death ever being identified.

We’re presented with ‘IFR’ – Infection Fatality Rates’ – without either the definition of ‘infection’ or the definition of ‘fatality according to that infection’ ever clarified.

The same with ‘CFR’ – ‘case’ ‘fatality’ rates. And so on. The most obscure and loose and unscientific and irresponsible reporting one can imagine: and it comes as often as not from govt. sponsored channels!

Well there’s a word for that: propaganda indoctrination: brainwashing.

We’re presented with alarmist talk of all kinds all of which is met by sober scientists with facts and figures putting things back in their correct proportion – as, for instance, Dr John Ioannidis has been attempting to do from the earliest days of this thing – and those facts and figures are suppressed and ignored.

Alarmist ‘facts’ such as: ICU units at 90% capacity! When ICU units are often commonly at close to capacity, as are hospitals in days of dollars are king and ‘economic rationalism’ no administrator carries excess capacity.

But the politicians who instituted ‘reforms’ that forced hospitals and the system generally to slim its margins and reduce excess capacity are never held up as an alarming thing. No. the ‘alarm’ is that supposedly the virus has ’caused’ this.

Alarmist figures about American ‘excess deaths’ current right now. When in fact American deaths for 2020 were 1.12% higher than the previous year which is the lowest annual increase in 6 years.

With an actual death rate of 8.88 per 1000 which is a rate under 9.0 per 1000 which is where it has been since 1977.

The actual American yearly death rate has been rising since 2008. From 1977 it dropped below 9.0 and is still there but since 2008 it has been slowly rising with an annual increase of around 1.2 – 1.3. 1.2 being the lowest in 6 years.

Tell me I’m wrong. Look around. Are not the news channels filled to bursting with lurid screaming headlines about the total destruction being wrought on the USA by the virus??

But it is nonsense.

And a void, a dearth, of factual information. And what’s worse: no one apparently looking for it, calling for it, no governments actually searching, finding and using it. The public: dumb. Silent. Docile. Submissive. In home confinement and wearing muzzles when going abroad and constrained not to touch each other when outside. Having to check in at every office and shop. That is: confined, muzzled, tracked 24/7 and soon to be compulsorily injected. Like dogs. Pet dogs.

For what? A phantom. An undescribed, an undefined, an unfindable phantom.

Here’s a dry responsible compilation of studies and assessments on the harm being done:

CollateralGlobal.org (on collateral damage from lockdowns)

and here’s the declaration thousands of scientists endorsed that condemns what is happening:

gbdeclaration.org (The Great Barrington Declaration)

and here’s one of today’s publicly available data sets that sets out the figures I presented above:

https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/USA/united-states/death-rate

and here’s a collection of publicly posted opinions, analyses, figures, fact and so on…

http://bullockornis.com/

Why I Dislike The Left.

That’s the American Left I’m talking about – plus any ‘left’ in any other country that seeks to follow the american model.

And that ‘american left’ is the Democrats.

It’s because I’ve been reading things like this for the last four years. This latest just another overwhelmingly convincing example:

Crazy America. esp re ‘black/white’

Here’s an article from this week’s Takimag about ‘race relations’ in the USA. It points out how insane they are with examples such as George Floyd being deified from a totally false conception of who he was and what happened to him while statues of Lincoln are torn down to appease.

All about black/white. But in fact it is not about black/white. Is it? There’s thousands and thousands of black skinned people in the USA that this all doesn’t apply to.

It is ‘african americans’ and – maybe – ‘anglo saxon americans’ isn’t it? I’m not sure about the ‘anglo-saxon’ but I rather think so. The ‘afa’s’ are not animose against the latino americans or the native americans , for instance, I think? Or the asian americans . Are they?

No matter. The point is the african americans. they are the problem, the trouble.

It seems. And for the press – the presumably white press – to keep referring to them as ‘blacks’ is to rob other races of their own rights, to submerge them in this disgraceful narrative.

And that seems to me to point to the hidden ‘elephant in the room’ here all the time: it’s all the doing of the whites. Though it’s not so hidden. Various times I’ve read various people point it out. For a long time. Most recently at the time of the Portland riots.

Whites at all levels. Down on the streets there rioting, in the universities corrupting, distorting and crippling education with false biases, in the courts and city councils. Everywhere.

We should be very much more aware of this I think.

Lord Sumption Said It All Back in March.

He summed up the situation way back then and since then no improvement – only worse. I think. Right? Or wrong? You see some improvement? You see some evidence that the threat is, after all, really large enough to warrant the death of a nation ? Let me know.

“I mean the tradition of policing in this country is that policemen are citizens in uniform they are not members of a disciplined hierarchy operating just at the government’s command. “

Exactly. Police are meant to be, in our tradition as I see it, citizens first and foremost. Not ‘arms of an authority that stands over us’. The latter is certainly what they were in the days of the formation of Australia.

But arguably, I suppose, not so in the England they came from. For though it may look like the police were decidedly the oppressors and mere ‘weapons’ of a brutal governing regime in fact the ‘Peelers’ of Robert Peel and early forces were clearly much desired by and much cooperated with by the citizenry because of the increasingly dangerous lawlessness.

This grew into perhaps the kindest era of British history at the end of the second world war when peace descended on the land, largely and the ‘british bobby’ became that placid and helpful reassuring figure strolling his beat with his admonitions ‘ello, ello, what’s going on ‘ere then?’

One has thought that our current police forces grow out of that ethos and in fact their publicity seeks to make that impression while their buildings, their arms, their uniforms and their conduct point in a different direction.

Point towards and American model of gun and brute force loving machismo, swagger, overwhelming force and clear and wide separation between the police and everyone, anyone else being as they’re claimed to be ‘officers of the law’ and serving this inhuman abstraction ‘the law’ which ‘service’ apparently gives them the right to break any and all laws at will.

Yes. So Lord Sumption’s remarks are very fitting. On a daily basis. Should be breakfast reading for many.

This is youtube vid but really there’s only a still photo to look at – the thing is really an audio recording. But it is good.