Tuesday, November 30, 2021

 

Copied and pasted from the daily email from Jeff Childers at https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/
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"THE CMS MANDATE INJUNCTION

Yesterday, the District Court in Missouri slapped an injunction on Biden’s CMS Mandate, which applies to healthcare workers. While the decision only technically applies in the ten (10) states that are plaintiffs in the case, hospitals in other states should be persuaded by the order, which wrecked the mandate. You’re going to love it.

There are three big themes in the decision. First, the court found that CMS has no authority whatsoever to manufacture such an invasive and draconian requirement without Congress’ explicit permission. The court also found that CMS didn’t follow the rules when it published the new guidance, rejecting CMS’ argument that it just didn’t have time to follow the rules because “emergency.” Finally — and most importantly — the Court found that the evidence shows the CMS Mandate is illogical — “arbitrary and capricious” — for reasons that you be encouraged to hear, and none of which will surprise C&C readers.

The court noted, as I have repeatedly said, CMS has NEVER EVER tried to mandate vaccines before, and the new policy would significantly alter the balance of power between the states and the federal government:

“The regulation at issue alters that balance because it requires vaccination, which CMS has never attempted to do, for millions of individuals who would otherwise be outside the reach of the federal government.”

Continuing the theme, the court noted that if CMS can do this mandate, it can do lots of other things it has never been allowed to do before, things previously always reserved to the states:

“Truly, the impact of this mandate reaches far beyond COVID. CMS seeks to overtake an area of traditional state authority by imposing an unprecedented demand to federally dictate the private medical decisions of millions of Americans. Such action challenges traditional notions of federalism, as discussed above.”

For months, I’ve been trying to cut through all the noise around the antique 1905 Jacobson case, arguing that it really stands for the idea that vaccine mandates are the province of state — not federal — law. That’s what convinced the circuit court in my vaccine mandate case, and this court got it:

“Even if forcing the administration of a specific vaccine into the otherwise unwilling, in an effort to protect the recipients of these programs could be a reasonable explanation to justify the extraordinary action—action that long has been the province of the states, see Jacobson v. Massachusetts (1905) —CMS has not shown that it is reasonable in this instance. Rather, it specifically notes that the vaccines’ effectiveness to prevent disease transmission by those vaccinated is not currently known.”

And — never mind CMS — the court even questioned whether CONGRESS could constitutionally impose a mandate even if it wanted to:

“Whether Congress itself could impose the vaccination requirement is a tough question, one that CMS would force to its crisis. But even if Congress has the power to mandate the vaccine and the authority to delegate such a mandate to CMS—topics on which the Court does not opine today—the lack of congressional intent for this monumental policy decision speaks volumes.”

For the record, I believe the answer to the question of whether Congress could constitutionally order a vaccine mandate is “hell no.”

Turning to the loony lack of logic behind the mandate, the court first noted that CMS admitted it has NO IDEA whether the injections actually work:


“Indeed, CMS states that the effectiveness of the vaccines to prevent disease transmission by those vaccinated is not currently known. CMS also admits that the continued efficacy of the vaccine is uncertain.”

You don’t say. In other words, CMS can’t say whether the vaccines work, or if they DO work, how long it will last. This led the court to draw the obvious conclusion that the CMS Mandate is completely, irreparably irrational:

“The Court cannot, in good faith, allow CMS to enact an unprecedented mandate that lacks a rational connection between the facts found and the choice made.”

Next, the court took apart CMS’s silly arguments that testing and PPE wouldn’t work to keep workers safe, even though hospitals have been doing that since day one, finding that CMS didn’t even CONSIDER testing as an option:

“CMS failed to consider or rejected obvious alternatives to a vaccine mandate without evidence. For example, CMS rejected daily or weekly testing—an option that even OSHA approved in its ETS—without citing any evidence for such a conclusion.”

And the Court noticed that CMS pretends like natural immunity doesn’t exist, or worse, is utterly incoherent about natural immunity:

“As another example, CMS rejected mandate alternatives in those with natural immunity by a previous coronavirus infection … [but] it plainly contradicts itself regarding the value of natural immunity. [CMS admitted that:] ‘about 100,000 a day have recovered from infection . . . These … persons … are no longer sources of future infections.’ Such contradictions are tell-tale signs of unlawful agency actions.”

So CMS denied natural infection worked but also said recovered people are no longer sources of future infections. Both can’t be true. Next, the court observed that since the mandate was too broad because it doesn’t really help younger folks that much and applies to workers who don’t even have contact with patients — it therefore seems like CMS is lying about its real motives:

“The broad scope of healthcare facilities covered by the mandate renders it arbitrary. … CMS acknowledges that the risk of COVID to those in the younger age group is markedly smaller … recognizing that risk of death from infection from an unvaccinated 75-to 84-year-old person is 320 times more likely than the risk for an 18- to 29-years old person … [and] the mandate applies to all facilities’ staff equally, regardless of patient contact. CMS provides no reasoned explanation for this overbroad approach, and it further belies its asserted interest in protecting patients from COVID.

Relying on the Mandate’s massive over-breadth, the court saw right through CMS’ stupid argument that all it wants to do is keep patients safe from Covid. In a footnote, the court explained, “This also belies CMS’s asserted interest in protecting patients from COVID, and instead, shows that the mandate’s overbreadth is to increase the national vaccination rate by any means necessary. “

Finally — and this might be my personal favorite part — the court noticed all the cherry-picking that these government officials have been engaged in:

“CMS looked only at evidence from interested parties in favor of the mandate, while completely ignoring evidence from interested parties in opposition. … [the] record shows CMS was unable to adequately balance these reliance interests because it placed a rock on one side of the scale and a feather on the other.

That’s been what officials have been doing right down the school boards, who cherry-picked local “experts” to tell the board whatever it wanted to hear. Anyway, because of the cherry-picking and the lack of any rational connections, the court concluded that the Mandate was completely irrational and therefore probably illegal:

“Plaintiffs likely can show the CMS mandate is arbitrary and capricious because the evidence does not show a rational connection to support implementing the vaccine mandate, the mandate’s broad scope, the unreasonable rejection of alternatives to vaccination, CMS’s inadequate explanation for its change in course, and its failure to consider or properly weigh reliance interests.”

This final finding is incredibly significant. The court is saying that the Mandate even fails rational basis review. “Rational basis” is the EASIEST standard for the government to meet. But when a law is “arbitrary and capricious,” it is not rational, and therefore fails even that minimal standard. In other words, it’s a dead duck. Quack, quack, aargh…

This finding about the lack of rational basis is a killer, and because it is based on factual findings, it will be extremely difficult for the Administration to overturn it on appeal. The appellate court must defer to the District Court on its factual findings, absent clear error. But the District Court carefully cited the evidence it relied on. And the evidence was almost all from admissions by CMS, and not the evidence provided by the states. Because of that, it will be almost impossible for an appellate court to overturn the District Court’s factual findings based on CMS’s own admissions.

How fast will this holding spreads beyond the original ten states? The rest of the states now have a complete roadmap to defeating the CMS Mandate. I think it will spread quickly. Stay tuned."

Monday, November 15, 2021

Hunting camp, 2017


This is a post I made about four years ago.  I haven't done these hunting camps for a couple of years.  Partly because of the Covid B.S. and partly because I just can't be gone for two weeks, completely out of communication with home, any more.

Anyway, cooking at hunting camps is a lot of fun and pretty good money.  I enjoyed it and I'm thankful for the opportunity.  Kind of another item tossed into my bucket.

So, here is my post from November, 2017.

Two hours and more crammed into the back seat of a 4 door Ford pickup as we slewed into the mountains of central Montana, chains on all four wheels, spinning, sliding and bouncing our way into another hunting camp. 

I’d just enjoyed two weeks in a hunting camp with no road access.  The whole camp had been packed in on horse and mule pack train and we’d only come out a couple of days before, on horseback, because the snow had gotten so deep that hunting was nearly impossible and mostly fruitless, as the animals are smarter than we are and had gone to lower elevations.  Se, we did too.

Now, we were headed into a different camp.  One that we could access with four wheel drive vehicles…kind of.  The outfitter and his crew had already been in and put up the tents and gotten the equipment ready.  Now, as darkness closed in and the cold settled down on us, we were almost there.  “Are we there yet?”  Bounce across one more creek and then there were the tents showing in the headlights.  My cooktent was the biggest and had two wood stoves for heating, a two burner propane stove and a propane oven/stove top for cooking.

No one was waiting for us at the camp so none of the wood stoves were going…no heat yet.  As I walked into the cook tent, a headlamp for my only illumination, I found several boxes, totes and coolers of groceries and utensils stacked around the tent.  Although the propane stoves were hooked up, the propane had to be turned on and I still needed something to cook on them.

In parka, gloves and warm hat, I began rooting through the various containers.  First order of business was to find a coffee pot and some coffee while I dispatched one of the guides to the spring for a couple of buckets of water.  We used just pots of water and coffee; no percolator innards in our pots.  “Cowboy Coffee”.  Once I got some coffee going, my urgency diminished a little but I still needed to
get a dinner going.

 In one of the coolers I found a 3lb and a 5lb chub of hamburger…solidly frozen.  Nothing I could do with that right now.  Hmm, what’s this, down in the bottom?  Ahh, 5 1lb chubs of hamburger.  Solidly frozen but much more useful.  I put my 15” cast iron skillet on the propane burner, skinned the chubs into it and covered them with the lid.  There; those will thaw ok.

Now, one of the boxes has canned goods.  Four big cans of "sloppy joe" sauce.  Another box with breads, including some hamburger buns and a package of frozen corn on the cob in another cooler.  Ok, we’re set.  Within a half hour, I had dinner ready, just about the time the outfitters crew had gotten the lights strung and the generator going so I could turn off my weakening headlamp and finish up by actual electric lights.  Both my wood stoves were going well by this time, too so I could take off my parka and gloves.  Less than an hour from the time we bounced into camp, I had coffee and dinner ready.  The outfitters wife had sent up a big apple pie so we even had dessert.   Life is good!

When I had gone into the first camp, on a two hour horseback/pack train ride and was setting up my personal space in the cook tent, I had realized I had forgotten (I’m used to doing stupid stuff, but THIS was a real winner!) my sleeping bag.  Not like I could just run home and get it!  One of the guides was not coming in that night so I used his bag that first night while the outfitter got on a horse and rode to a place a couple of miles away where his cell phone would work and called for additional items we had all forgotten…including my Sleeping Bag!  Anyway, I had a really good bag; a mummy bag, very lightweight and rated for -30 degrees.  Nice and warm and worked very well.  Not, however, as wonderfully luxurious as the huge -35 sleeping bag I borrowed that first night!  Wow!  What a great bed that one was!  For the two weeks at the Mount Edith camp I slept warm and comfortable in my lightweight backpackers bag with no complaints.  But, when we had that two days between camps, I had gone to Helena and bought one of those great, roomy, soft, comfortable, LUXURIOUS outfitters type sleeping bags.  No, I wouldn’t want to pack it on my own back but in a pickup or even on a pack train I wouldn’t be without it any more.  Best money I ever spent.

Anyway, all that said, I got my space together at the new camp, folding cot assembled, foam pad on it and my new sleeping bag spread out and open, getting warm.  I wasn’t right beside the stove like I had been on Edith but I was close enough.  True comfort.  A canvas tent, a wood burning stove and a sleeping bag on a cot, all twenty miles into the Montana wilderness where I was now going to cook for twelve hunters and guides for a week.

I’ve worked as a cowboy and ridden many a horseback mile but that was a few years and pounds ago.  When I was offered the cooking job for this outfitter my girlfriend laughed and said she wanted to watch me get into the saddle for the ride in.  I had to be babied a little but once I was in the saddle I was ok.

We rode for over two hours, up the south side of Mount Edith, then down past Edith Lake and on to the little basin where the camp was set up.  Here too, my cook tent was the biggest of the four.  I had two wood burning stoves for heat and for keeping things warm as well as a two burner propane stove and that wonderful propane oven/stovetop. 

I set up my bed next to the back wood stove, hung my gear on some nails in the tent frame and was home.

For two weeks, I got up around 0430 and fixed breakfast.  Out first group was seven hunters, four guides and a camp jack (general worker) plus myself.  I had set up a weekly menu to cover from Sunday night to Sunday morning schedule as the hunter groups come in Sunday afternoons and leave Sunday mornings. 

After breakfast I’d do the dishes and clean up my kitchen, put together the lunches for the next day and then would have the rest of the day pretty much to myself.  Hunters and guides all gone, doing their thing, camp jack getting firewood dealt with and taking care of the horses and mules while I read, took a nap or whatever.  I’d usually laze around through the early part of the day and then do some baking.  Cookies for the lunches, cakes and pies for desserts. Cinnamon rolls for breakfast treats, that sort of thing. 

Dinner didn’t have to be on the table until everyone was back and some of the groups were quite a ways away so they wouldn’t get in until way after dark.  I’d usually be ready to put dinner on the table around 8:30, often even later.  What with cleanup and getting things prepared for the morning breakfast, I usually didn’t get to bed until around 11 each night, then up at 0430 again to start it all over. 

At the Edith camp, water was hauled from the creek about 40 yards downhill from the cook tent.  Carrying two 5 gallon buckets of water uphill in the snow showed me that there must not be anything wrong with my old heart!  I’d be seriously sucking wind by the time I got to my tent but I had made it!  I kept a three gallon metal pot full of water on the wood stove all the time so I had hot water for cleanups and so on.  A small coffee pot with plain hot water on that same stove for things like hot chocolate or tea and a big coffee pot always full of hot coffee…always!  

We had a generator and had strung electric lights into all the tents but the generator didn’t like Montana cold so, when I turned it off at night, I’d put it inside the guides tent where it would be warmer and would start easier in the morning.  Usually, though, I had breakfast pretty much done by the time the generator got started.  I cooked a lot of breakfast by the light of a headlamp strapped to my forehead. 

Firewood had to be blocked, split and hauled into tents and wood stoves kept going.  This is, after all, Montana in October and November so it was plenty cold most of the time.  It amazes me that those canvas tents hold the heat as well as they do.  A couple of times, at each camp, the nighttime temps were subzero but we slept nice and warm in our tents. 

I thought the hunters were crazy for getting up at 5 and going out in sub-zero cold to go hunting.  I remember a routine by Ron White about hunting…”It’s real early in the morning, it’s real cold and I don’t want to go!”  That’s me any more.  My Grandfather probably spins in his grave when I say stuff like that! 


We had a shower tent set up.  Go in it and get a fire going in the stove, set the 3 gallon pot of water on the stove, leave and zip the tent fly closed to keep in the heat.  Give it a while to get the tent warm and the water hot.  There was a bucket with a spigot tied to a pulley so you could pull it above your head.  A pallet to stand on and some nails in the tent frame to hang your clothes and towel.  Put hot water in from the pot, add some cold water to your liking, pull the bucket up over your head and take your shower. 

The latrine was a bench with a toilet seat thereon, over a hole and screened by a tent.  Not warm or comfortable; just utilitarian.  My home bathroom habit of a book and plenty of time definitely went out the window here.  Get in, get it over with and get back to my warm tent! 

The first week of November it started snowing one evening and just kept snowing.  By morning we were pushing two feet of new snow and no end in sight with our only way down from the mountain a horseback ride over the top of Edith and back down to beginnings of civilization.  I looked at the outfitter and said: “For two years, I’ve been trying to talk you into hiring me for this and now I’m gonna die up here!”  He just laughed at me and told me he hadn’t lost anybody in 39 years and we’d be fine.  He was right, of course.  As a matter of fact, the horseback ride down to where the pickups could reach us was a beautiful, scenic trip that I wouldn’t have missed. 

A couple of days at home while they got the new camp set up (and I went in and bought my NEW SLEEPING BAG!) and then the trip into the camp near Tenderfoot Creek.  Although we were able to haul our gear in by pickup, I felt this was the more remote camp.  Two hours of 4x4 riding, chained up on all four and still slipping, sliding and bouncing over nearly non-existent roads, as well as the fact that there was NO communication.  At the pack train camp, we were within two miles of cell phone connection.  Even walking that isn’t too far and on horseback, pretty much nothing.  But, in the pickup camp we were two hard 4x4 hours from even the chance of getting phone use. 

My schedule was pretty much the same at either camp.  Cook breakfast, put lunches together and cook dinner. 

Will I do it again?  Absolutely!  As long as they want me as their cook and I can still hang on to a horse I’ll be headed into the Montana mountains every fall.  The job itself is great.  I’m free, even encouraged, to be creative.  I have the time and the solitude for not only the cooking but also for myself.  I’m comfortable with the living conditions and I didn’t miss the modern world much at all.  I am used to talking with Joann every day so I missed that but the outfitter had to ride down several times with game and other issues so we sent notes back and forth. 

If you can afford to use an outfitter for a Montana hunting trip, I can highly recommend it.  They work hard to find game for you and they have someone like me to keep you fed and comfortable.  

Come on up and see us.  The coffee pot is full and hot and the fire is always going.
 

 

 

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Covid19 Resource page; Especially For Doctors


This is a resource for anyone looking for information about the Covid vaccines but I've put it together with Doctors in mind.

First, an attitude check.  Covid19 is a very contagious and often serious virus which has caused illness and even death in our country and the world.  That's a fact.

Vaccines are effective in reducing disease in our world and I personally have received many vaccines in my life.  I'm not against vaccinations.

In reference to Covid19, we are being inundated with pressure to Get Vaccinated.  Our Doctors tell us it's safe and effective, as does the TV, our local newspapers and many of our friends.  We're being shamed, ordered, cajoled, coerced and bribed to get these vaccines and many of us are just seeing something in all this pressure that doesn't ring true.  Why is this such an overwhelming issue?

Yes. I've read the CDC, FDA and NIH information. I've also linked much of it here and it does show that, at least according to available statistics, these vaccines are relatively safe...statistically.  But, what about in real life?

In trying to discuss these things with Doctors, I'm running into a couple of situations.  First, I'm patted on my chubby baldspot and told to "quit believing social media".  They are Doctors and I'm just a stupid, uneducated old fart and I need to just do what I'm told.

The other situation, which is even worse, is an actual respectable, intelligent and caring Doctor who has no idea about the information presented here.  He's probably completely baffled as to why anyone would even hesitate to be vaccinated.  He's never heard of the doctors presented here or, if he has, it was in the context of these Doctors being ridiculed for not staying with the Main Stream.

But, there are hundreds, even thousands, of very prestigious and successful Doctors in this country who have risked and even lost professorships, leadership positions, employment and even their licenses because they refuse to speak "The Party Line". They strongly believe the positions they have taken on Covid19, the mitigation efforts and the vaccines and these Doctors refuse to back down, even in the face of career destruction. They seem to think that they took some oath or something about "Do no harm" and a few other things they promised.

Let's start with links to other pages and organizations where this information and more can be found.

If you know of other links that should be here, please let me know.

Now, on to some of the information and videos I've found enlightening.

As a policeman, I was often in court and have heard, many times, the Judge and Attorneys instruct juries in how to evaluate witness testimony.

Who is the witness and what qualifications and credentials does he have pertaining to the subject at hand? What does the witness have to gain or lose from this testimony?


Dr. Peter Mccullough
About info:



Dr. Vladimir Zelenko
About info:




Florida Summit on Covid19
Nov 4, 2021
Roundtable with:




Dr. Pierre Kory





Dr. Simone Gold
About info:




Dr. Ryan Cole
About info:




Dr. Harvey Risch
Yale Epidemiologist, on the Mark Levin show


Americas Frontline Doctors



(From https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/ Email, Nov 6, 2021) "In a newly-released powerpoint used by the FDA to approve Covid injections for kids 5-11, the agency explicitly estimates that under “Scenario One,” jabbing kids will prevent 67 ICU visits for Covid but will CAUSE 57 ICU visits for myocarditis per million kids vaccinated.


So in other words, we’re doing all this to save 10 ICU visits per million kids. And harming almost as many kids as we’re helping. Do the kids expected to be harmed get anything to say about it? I guess not. Stupid question.

But wait, it gets better. Under “Scenario 3” (low Covid transmission rates), it’s upside down. In kids 5-11, the FDA estimated preventing only seven (7) ICUs while still CAUSING 57 ICUs in the children for every million injected."
Link: https://www.fda.gov/media/153507/download (see pages 8 and 14).

https://vaersanalysis.info/2021/10/29/vaers-summary-for-covid-19-vaccines-through-10-22-2021/

VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Effects Report) data tells us a lot.  One thing which struck me right away.  Although the actual percentage of serious VAERS reports against the Covid vaccines is low (.32% of vaccinated Americans), the numbers are amazing.  Get this.  There are almost as many serious VAERS reports about the Covid vaccines, in a years time, as there are about All Other Vaccines Combined for Thirty Years!

Here's another graph, showing all the VAERS reported deaths for the last 30 years.  See how many Death reports in the last year, compared to the 29 years before?
CDC estimates that far more people have had Covid19 than have been reported. When you look at the estimated numbers, you find that about .63% of infected Americans die and about 5% of infected are hospitalized.  This is not the World Ending Virus we are being led to believe.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/burden.html

Although CDC claims breakthroughs are very low, they stopped counting all breakthroughs and now just keep track of hospitalizations and deaths. Too many breakthroughs to keep track of?

Breakthroughs:

https://deadline.com/2021/08/los-angeles-breakthrough-infections-covid-amount-cases-1234818477/?fbclid=IwAR2V4NCqgeaRelX8um0qbhGjO70dQTm3MJntOaA-3d05aC8IKm_mENTgprI

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/effectiveness/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fvaccines%2Fcovid-19%2Fhealth-departments%2Fbreakthrough-cases.html

Natural resistance:


https://news.emory.edu/stories/2021/07/covid_survivors_resistance/index.html

https://www.science.org/content/article/having-sars-cov-2-once-confers-much-greater-immunity-vaccine-vaccination-remains-vital

https://fee.org/articles/harvard-epidemiologist-says-the-case-for-covid-vaccine-passports-was-just-demolished/?fbclid=IwAR1OK056LyKrD_Libsj4synkwB-ts8oE5eBckDFYOhsD8shftW0C8RBK9IU


And the damned vaccines aren't even effective. Even if you are "fully vaccinated", you can still catch Covid and you can still pass it on to others. You still have to wear a mask and "social distance". 30% of hospitalized patients in the U.K. and even more in Israel are fully vaccinated. So, why do the doctors here tell us that 90% of local Covid patients are unvaccinated? Who is telling the truth? Why are U.S. numbers so different from the rest of the world? I'm betting they aren't.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1018547/Technical_Briefing_23_21_09_16.pdf

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/israeli-doctors-find-severe-covid-19-breakthrough-cases-mostly-older-sicker-2021-08-20/

Treatments

Image from American Journal of Medicine Article

https://globalcovidsummit.org/news/early-treatment-and-prevention-of-covid19

Hydroxychloroquine:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32205204/
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2020.01409/full
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5718030/
https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(20)30673-2/fulltext

Ivermectin:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8088823/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7539925/

Monoclonal Antibodies:
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/monoclonal-antibody-treatment-for-covid-19-effectiveness-cost-and-more#How-do-monoclonal-antibodies-work


I'm not trying to influence you either way.  Each person must do their Due Diligence, examine all the available information and make their decision.  Vaccinate for Covid or not. 

Certainly, Covid is treatable and hundreds of Doctors in this country and thousands worldwide are finding that early treatment keeps people out of the hospital and keeps people alive. 

When you get your Covid positive test and your Doctor tells you to go home; there's nothing he can do; well, he's either lying or ignorant.  No other option.  Have him come to this page and watch Dr. McCullough's or Dr. Zelenko's videos.  Give him a link to the pamphlet above, from the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.  If he's not interested, then you need a new Doctor!

I welcome comments on any of my Blog articles.  In this case, I'd really like to ask any Doctor or other Medical Professional who might take the time to read this to please comment.  A lengthy discussion of what you've seen here, pro or con, would be a breath of fresh air to many of us uneducated old farts.



 



Sunday, November 07, 2021

Princess Emma


Emma. The Princess. Emmy definitely has her own personality. She is the smallest of the herd; even smaller than her mother. I think she and Squeak each weigh about 6 or 7 pounds. About half the size of Moose.

I don't know if this is a real cat description but I call her a "Tortoise shell Tabby". She has the classic tabby cat stripes and the M on her forehead, from which she got her name. But she also has some lighter tan spots and streaks on her. She kind of looks like caramel fudge ice cream, with primarily black tabby coloring, enhanced by caramel colored spots and streaks. One of those is on her head, between her ears. That is what I look for to see who I'm yelling at, her or Moose.

Although Moose seems to be the most athletic and it's Moose who's picture in the tree graces my phone, Emma, of the two, is more at home in the trees. I've seen Emma race across the yard, up our big "Hobbit Tree" nearly to the top and then run from tiny branch to tiny limb around in the top of the tree. I've seen her run straight up our young apple tree until she's on such small branches that the tree bends from her weight. In the front of the house are several trees, side by side and she can run and jump from tree to tree, almost as well as any squirrel.

I've also watched Emma run at top speed along the top of our wooden fence, which is only a

couple of inches wide. She, like her mother and Moose, is a bat catcher, leaping four or five feet in the air in her efforts to catch bats on the wing.

Emma is a noisy fighter. When she and Squeak or Moose get into one of their wrestling matches, 
Emma sounds as if she's really fighting. She hisses and yowls and just sounds terrible. But when I go to break up the fight, I find that she's just playing. She's just loud about it.

I feed canned food to the whole herd every morning and I usually have to get Her Highness Emma and bring her in to the kitchen and put her at her dish. Then, she'll eat.

Emma has been close to me from the very beginning. She slept on my ear for a couple of hours once, when she was a kitten. I wasn't able to sleep because I had a kitten laying on my ear but I didn't move. I just left her there and let her sleep. It was just too cute for me to ruin it.


Now, she comes up and puts her nose under the blankets, wanting in the bed. She's not content to sleep on top of the covers. She crawls under and lays down right next to me. She probably will only stay there for a few minutes as I think it's too warm for her but she has to try, every night. And her purr just makes the whole bed vibrate.

She also likes to lay on top of the books on my bookshelf, right above my head. Once in a while she makes a misstep and I'm rudely awakened by a falling book. Clumsy cats! She'll lay up there, purring loudly.

I put a towel on the counter in the bathroom for her as she would come in and lay on the counter while I'm in there. So, I made her a soft place to lay down while she's watching me at my morning "chores".

As I'm composing this, I'm going through pictures. I just don't have many individuals of Emma. She seems to always be with another cat; usually Moose. I've never been able to catch her tree antics because when she's doing it, I'm not ready with any kind of camera. It all happens so fast!

Princess Emma.
Emma and The Moose
















Friday, November 05, 2021

A friend got "The Word". Get the vaccine or we let you die!

After all this time in which I've railed against the Covid Hysteria, A good friend is faced with The Choice. Have an unsafe, ineffective drug permanently injected or give up on life-saving medical care.

I've been trying to find some positive information for him but it just isn't out there.  
I just don't even want to tell him what I've found.

From December, 2020 until Oct 22, 2021; 622,743 Adverse Reactions to 192M vaccinations = .32% of fully vaccinated have suffered noteworthy Adverse Reactions, according to the VAERS data. https://vaersanalysis.info/2021/10/29/vaers-summary-for-covid-19-vaccines-through-10-22-2021/


As a comparison, from 1990 to 2021 (30 YEARS!), ALL OTHER VACCINES COMBINED have accumulated 738,411 VAERS reports. Get that? I'll say it again...In less than a year, there have been almost as many reported Adverse Reactions to the three Covid vaccines as have been reported about ALL other vaccines combined, for THIRTY years!

The Mandated vaccines have given us a whole new list of additions to our vocabulary:

Guillain-Barre
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
Transverse Myelitis
Encephalitis
Narcolepsy, Cataplexy
Anaphylaxis
Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
Myocarditis/Pericarditis
Acute Demyelinating Diseases
Thrombocytopenia
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Venous Thromboembolism
Arthritis and Arthralgia/Joint Pain
Kawasaki Disease
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

And the damned vaccines aren't even effective. Even if you are "fully vaccinated", you can still catch Covid and you can still pass it on to others. You still have to wear a mask and "social distance". 30% of hospitalized patients in the U.K. and even more in Israel are fully vaccinated. So, why do the doctors here tell us that 90% of local Covid patients are unvaccinated? Who is telling the truth? Why are U.S. numbers so different from the rest of the world? I'm betting they aren't.
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1018547/Technical_Briefing_23_21_09_16.pdf
https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/israeli-doctors-find-severe-covid-19-breakthrough-cases-mostly-older-sicker-2021-08-20/



Medical facilities still insist that you wear a mask as soon as you walk in the door. If you don't have one, they will happily give you a disposable one to wear. But, they are handing out ASTM Level 1 masks! ASTM standards SPECIFICALLY state that Level one masks DO NOT protect from viruses. So, why are They insisting on those masks? Obviously not because of a virus, so what's the true purpose? Hmmm? Could it just be Control?

https://www.armbrustusa.com/blogs/news/what-do-astm-levels-mean?gclid=CjwKCAjwzt6LBhBeEiwAbPGOgTZNTZEMKaTqYLvAyELUlzGqFyJqlmB-D9vRnnzcwoNXm4KjGh0NUhoCw7MQAvD_BwE&fbclid=IwAR2SvOGShJ6IbRWb9V1cVbI9pPBxV_v6R9yCnwFK4_6TkGj7rzZqOnPc628

Most people who get The Virus will have mild or even NO symptoms. According to the CDC, only 5% of all the documented AND estimated cases will be hospitalized. .63% of all cases have died. Look at the numbers again. .32% of vaccinated people will suffer Adverse Reactions to a vaccine which does NOT prevent .63% of the infected from dying.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/burden.html

Admittedly, most people have minor side effects, like being sicker from the vaccination than most people (myself included) are from Covid. But then everything mellows out and they don't have any further side effects. Of course, it's impossible to know what will happen in a couple of years...five years? Ten? And once they push the plunger on that syringe, there is no going back. Whatever it does to you it will do and there's not a damned thing you can do about it! Ever see those commercials on TV about class action lawsuits against drug companies? ALL those companies are being sued for the long term effects of FDA Approved Drugs.  Oh, and Phizer has paid the largest fine in history for one of their former drugs while Moderna has NEVER made a vaccine before!  Very comforting.  One more thing.  The three drug companies involved are ALL immune from liability for their vaccines.  If it does make you grow another ear...tough shit.

And don't argue with a Doctor about this stuff. They just pat me on my little woolly head and tell me to quit believing "Social Media". When I tell them that I get my statistics from Their CDC, NIH and other "official" sources, they just roll their eyes and change the subject.

I have a very good friend who recently retired from the medical field. I have frequent contact with one Very Good Doctor for whom I have a lot of respect. Those two and many others in their positions keep telling me that I'm way off base here. That Covid is just devastating. At first, I couldn't understand how they could be so overwhelmed by this thing when the numbers just don't support their arguments. Then, I realized. They deal with the 5%. The Covid numbers they see are the ones who are in the hospital and if someone is in the hospital with this Virus, they are in real trouble. I'm seeing and quoting cold, hard numbers and they are dealing with real, suffering people. I get it.

But, The Virus has never been the World Ending Pandemic that it has been made out to be and the vaccines are obviously ineffective and demonstrably dangerous. The "Mitigation Efforts" are a common sense joke and the lockdowns and closures are nothing but damaging to our country and our way of life. Now, Vaccine Mandates, which we warned you about a year ago, are here and will quickly cause more damage to our country and way of life. My friend is seeing that now. Get that ineffective poison injected in your arm or forget a new kidney.

Let me tell you smug, better than everyone doctors...I read VERY well; I'm not as stupid as I look and I'm capable of expressing myself pretty well. I do it better in writing but I can verbally debate almost as well. You can see it in their eyes when they have no answers for my questions because these Doctors haven't bothered to do ANY of the reading I have.

It's Their Job to know the things I've learned and they just don't bother. Whatever the CDC tells them, they do. Just to keep their license and to Hell with their patients.

There are hundreds of Doctors; thousands of Health Care workers, who are risking and losing their jobs, careers, positions and reputations because they HAVE read and understood the same things I have.
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/why-wont-some-health-care-workers-get-vaccinated-2021021721967

Americas Frontline Doctors. Simone Gold. Peter McCullough. Shouting to the wind, trying to be heard over the Mainstream Media hype.
https://2030unmasked.com/
https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/



Sunday, October 31, 2021

Tell me why I think this clip is funny.

I originally posted this at Facebook but they blocked it from everyone's view because it might be copyrighted content.

Fuck them. Here's my FB post:

"This clip is from "Pure Luck" with Danny Glover and Martin Short. It's a comedy anyway, but I'm sure the director didn't intend for me to get such a laugh out of what I saw in this scene.
See if you can tell why I thought it was funny.

Just a tip. People familiar with firearms will get it."



Saturday, October 30, 2021

A Guide to Home-Based Treatment of Covid19

This is provided by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons





Moose...The Prince


Moose.

What can I say about The Moose?

When he was a baby, he was the first to crawl out of the bed and always the first to find his way into trouble. Under my bed, part way down the hall or in a boot in the closet. Since he was such an explorer, I originally named him Lewis. But, he very quickly grew bigger than any of his littermates so he became The Moose.

I had to choose between Moose and Emma when we were giving away kittens from Squeak's first full litter. We had someone who wanted one of our kittens. Two were gone and I was trying to decide which of the other two I would keep. I couldn't decide so I kept them both. Moose and Emma.

Moose is the athlete. He can jump higher, keep jumping longer, run faster and climb trees like a squirrel. He'll run full speed along the top of a wooden fence. He reclines comfortably in the branches of a tree. I've seen him jump from the porch rail to the roof of the house. He's tall and lanky and weighs about 15 pounds. A very dark grey Tabby.

It's hard to describe his walk. More like a tiger or lion than a housecat. Kind of a "cool" saunter, swaying a little, tail down, head up. Obviously knows he's a great looking cat. There are guys like him in every high school; tall, strong, athletic; the coaches and girls love them...dumb as a rock. Moose is a cat who needs a Letterman jacket and someone to do his homework.

I accuse him of being dumb but he was the first to figure out where the red dot comes from. He knows the toy when I get it out and he sets up to be ready to catch it this time. When he gets frustrated, he jumps up and tries to knock the laser from my hand. Also, if we had a door handle instead of a door knob, he'd be opening the door by himself all the time. If I figured I could get him to close it behind him, I'd put one on.

He likes to sleep on his back and I can really get the purr motor going by scratching his belly.

When Moose and Squeak wrestle and play/fight, I can see where Aikido comes from. Both of them use moves I learned long ago. It's kind of cool to watch little Squeak throw Moose with an Irimi Nagi. Then the two will race up and down the hall as hard and fast as they can go. Fun to watch during the day. Somewhat annoying at 3 in the morning.

I pick him up and hold him across my chest with his head on my shoulder. He'll put up with such things for a few moments, purring hard, then he's had enough and wants down. Just like his mother. Sometimes he'll come up and shove his head under my hand and pet himself. Does that quite often when I'm asleep with my hand hanging over the edge of the bed. Rubbing his head on my hand and purring but if I try to pick him up it's "uh uh" and he saunters away. He likes to come lay on the counter in the bathroom when I'm in there...just out of reach.

My Big, Dumb Moosie.





Friday, October 29, 2021

We're in Real Trouble and You'd Better Get Your Head Out and THINK!

I've been a Survivalist, Conspiracy Theory nutcase since my 20s. Most of you laughed at and made fun of us all this time as we stored supplies, set up alternative heat and power and arranged a network of like-minded people with whom to work.

A lot of you are starting to think maybe we aren't so funny any more. I recommend that more of you start looking around and actually thinking about what you see...but, most of you won't. Most of you are laughing still and if you read through this post at all will just laugh at me and call me a conspiracy theorist nutcase.

You'll go on believing what your government's propaganda arm, the Main Stream Media, tells you. Here's a list:

Covid19 is a deadly pandemic that threatens our very civilization. You MUST do whatever the TV tells you to in order to keep us all safe from viral annihilation.

Any Trump supporter, Republican, survivalist or prepper is a domestic terrorist and must be reported to authorities. These people should be placed into re-education facilities until they are ready to fit into society.

Your income, your livelihood, your safety, heat, electricity...your very way of life is only guaranteed by a strong, benevolent government. Your stimulus checks, food cards, gasoline cards, heat and electrical power authorization will only be granted if you do as you are told.


As time goes on, They will gradually get us to accept more and more control, all in the name of "it's for the good of the people". Masking, vaccinations, reporting on your neighbors, accepting election fraud, red flag events. We've already seen all of that. They will gradually implement Their entire agenda and by then we'll be so reliant on Government and so used to being compliant that it will all just seem natural.

They are continuing to use The Virus as an excuse to exercise control over us.  Continuing to have Their media talk about The Virus, the cases, the deaths and the unvaccinated being the cause of it all, keeps us in constant turmoil, not only with concern about The Deadliest Virus In History but also with each other.  You "NON-Believers", "Anti Vaxxers" and general malcontents...you know who you are...the ones without a mask...are causing The Virus to continue to devastate our world!
They even have plans on how to confine the "wrong people".  Once again; you don't believe?  Read part of the plan from the CDC's own website:

Why do you think small business was shut down during the "flatten the curve" time and even still? Do you REALLY believe it was to "save lives"? Walmart, Home Depot, Costco, Burger King, Mcdonalds...they didn't shut down. THEY were "Necessary".

Only the big corporate entities will be left to provide necessities and you won't be able to use your credits in them without your mask, your vaccination card and other proof of compliance. Small businesses that survive this initial onslaught will be absorbed into Walmart, Home Depot, Costco and big energy suppliers. No more local grocery stores or unauthorized gas stations or convenience stores.

We won't need the small family farms and ranches. The big food suppliers will provide all that we need. So, move the population from the rural communities into cities where food distribution, heat and power can be centralized and then give the open land and resources to big corporate for use as communal farmland, power generation, mining and whatever other use Those in Power feel is in Their best interests.

We'll all have jobs as the energy plants, massive farms and factories will need bodies to keep production up and running so as long as you are productive, you will be given a task. Once your productivity is down, as you get older or your health fails...well...too bad for you.

Travel will be regulated and monitored. You'll have to have your papers to authorize travel outside your local areas.  This is already happening in many countries, including "Free" countries.  Do some research on the Covid mitigation in Australia, France and Canada.
https://nationalpost.com/opinion/tristin-hopper-canadian-covid-19-restrictions-have-lost-all-touch-with-reality

National elections will either be deemed unnecessary and no longer bothered with or they will be handled just as this last one was. Whoever They want as a figure head will be elected, no matter what the people say.


The dissenters will lose their information platforms and those who still won't shut up will just either commit suicide or disappear altogether.


You don't believe this? Can't happen? Ever hear of the Soviet Union? China? These things have already happened in most of the world, either now or in the not so distant past and the preparations for this kind of world government have been in place for a long time.

It's happening right now.  As you read this, vaccine passports are being filled out.  No mask, no vaccine?  No Service.  As little as three or four months ago, when I wrote this kind of thing, I was laughed at.  Now, it's happening.

What if the rural power grid were to "fail"? What if They tell us that electricity can only be provided to major metro areas and rural areas just can't get electricity, phone, internet and so on? Food no longer even provided to local markets because it all has to go to the major distribution centers?

Remember last winter, when Texas lost electricity and people didn't have heat?  What if that were a test?  Like the masks were a test.  What if now; They (accidentally) shut down the power over most of rural America and then tell us we must move to the more populated areas where we can be cared for, protected, fed and warm?  Since a large segment of our population bought the masking and are clamoring for the vaccines, don't you think those same people will just accept the help of a Benevolent Government and relocate..."for the public good"?  Once again, separating the obedient from the malcontents and leaving we malcontents literally out in the cold.  Don't think so?  Then you probably will be obedient, huh?

What if imports were stopped at the ports and not unloaded and shipped?  Oh.  I'm sorry.  That's happening RIGHT NOW!

None of these things need to be implemented quickly. Actually, it will work better for Them if They take a couple of years at it. Just like a frog in a pan on the stove. Gradually turn up the heat and he'll let you boil him.

Don't for a minute think that this whole "Pandemic" wasn't planned.  Fauci's E-mails prove that his agency has been funding "Gain of Function (Biological warfare)" research at the Wuhan labs. https://nypost.com/2021/06/03/fauci-emails-prove-he-knew-of-wuhan-research-sen-paul/ 

Why do you think The Virus so quickly and easily passes to people?  Hmm?  It's DESIGNED to!  Fauci even told us, just before President Trump took office, that the "next Administration (Trump)" would face a "surprise" virus.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/07/29/fact-check-2017-anthony-fauci-warned-potential-outbreak/5494601002/

The United States of America was the ONLY country in the world that has NEVER been run by a tyrannical dictatorship. We've always been free in a country run by the people who were represented by those we elected. If our representatives didn't do as we liked, we voted them out. That's over, folks.  And there is no one to help us.  We are it.  

President Trump may have been the last hope we had on a national scale and They succeeded in getting rid of him; replacing him with a demented old fool who signs what he's told, says what he's told and does what he's told. Until his dementia gets so bad that he has to be replaced and then They have a happily Communist woman prepared to step in and really get the ball rolling.

Don't blame Biden. I doubt he even knows he's President. They give him orders and he follows them. Jill and Kamala look over his shoulder and make sure things run smoothly.

They're already working on "weeding out" any possible dissenters in the military, Police and even Fire and Medical.  How?  Vaccine mandates.  Those who are still capable of thinking for themselves; those who still stand up for what they believe and are not willing to give in to obvious oppression are being fired today, as you read this.

Those left will be the ones who will "Do what they're told".  Door to door gun confiscation?  Sure.  "It's my job".  Door to door vaccination?  Same thing.  And who is to stop them?  The Policemen who still stood for the Constitution and right over wrong are being fired because they aren't willing to play "Russian Roulette" with this vaccine.  

Same with our military.  Thousands of our best and brightest Military members are refusing The Vaccine so they will be getting General Discharges and kicked out.  Who will be left?  The ones who are willing to just follow orders, no matter what, that's who.  

Washington D.C. is already an armed camp, obviously preparing for major assaults. They are getting prepared while we continue to whine about how to get our candidates elected in a couple of years.

Which will be the next move? Start getting us all resigned to the idea of moving to central locations where They can more easily provide us with food, heat, shelter? 

Actually, They have telegraphed one of Their next moves. Besides, the critical move is obvious.  Eliminate the resistance by outlawing firearms. First, just those scary black plastic "military grade" weapons, then handguns and even, once the food is mass produced, hunting weapons will no longer be necessary. They don't have to confiscate them all at once. Just make it a felony to even own one. Law abiding people will register theirs, making those confiscations simple and once it's a major crime to even own a gun, They can get rid of a lot of troublemakers in a hurry. Either in prisons or, more likely, just gone. And your neighbors will be happy to "rat you out" either for luxury rewards (Cookies? Candy? Coffee?  Cigarettes?) or just because "It's for your safety".

You see, none of Their plans can come to fruition if the victims of those plans...us...are capable of fighting back.  They must disarm the populace first or even Their obedient Military and Police will have major problems.  

What if the prices paid to local farmers and ranchers were to drop, propelled by massive production from the huge corporate farms? What if Gates' idea of artificial meat were to be pushed by our benevolent, demented fool of a "leader"?

The actual food producers, Farmers and Ranchers, are already on the low end of the financial scale.  They get pennies for their products while the consumer pays big dollars in the stores.  Look at the currently skyrocketing grocery prices.  You think the actual producers are seeing any of that?  Of course not.  Once again, the Big Corporate is getting the money and we Vassals get just enough to survive and keep on producing.  At least until only the Collective Farms and Ranches are instated, in which case we Vassals will still be doing the work but only for enough to keep us alive and productive. 

Since Poor Old Biden (P.O.B.) was installed into the Office of President, we've seen ridiculous price increases across the board.  Gas prices especially, but pretty much everything now costs much more.  I seriously doubt this will be reversed any time soon.

Actually, it's most likely part of the plan.  Make goods and services too expensive for most of us then provide Government Assistance.  Get an even larger group dependent on Government and then it will be much easier to get them to do what you want.  

We'll see what happens when the Mid-Term elections come around.  If the same fraud and theft happens with those elections as happened with the last Presidential election, then we will know for sure that our Republic is either over or is teetering on the edge.

When you are buying gas or groceries at inflated prices; when you are denied entry to the grocery store, Hospital, Airport, Courthouse...etc. because of your vaccination status; when you are denied the option to buy or sell at any level because you haven't gotten two or three unknown, useless and dangerous vaccinations, well; you'll know our end is very near.