2021-10-20

A lake, and a change.

How American Citizenship Is Under Attack

Follow the (Climate Change) Money | The Heritage Foundation

Worldwide the numbers are gargantuan. Five years ago, a leftist group called the Climate Policy Initiative issued a study that found that "Global investment in climate change" reached $359 billion that year. Then to give you a sense of how money-hungry these planet-saviors are, the CPI moaned that this spending "falls far short of what's needed" a number estimated at $5 trillion.

2021-10-18

China circles globe with nuclear test

China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise. Five people familiar with the test said the Chinese military launched a rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle which flew through low-orbit space before cruising down towards its target. The missile missed its target by about two-dozen miles, according to three people briefed on the intelligence. But two said the test showed that China had made astounding progress on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than US officials realised. The test has raised new questions about why the US often underestimated China's military modernisation. "We have no idea how they did this," said a fourth person. The US, Russia and China are all developing hypersonic weapons, including glide vehicles that are launched into space on a rocket but orbit the earth under their own momentum. They fly at five times the speed of sound, slower than a ballistic missile. But they do not follow the fixed parabolic trajectory of a ballistic missile and are manoeuvrable, making them harder to track. Taylor Fravel, an expert on Chinese nuclear weapons policy who was unaware of the test, said a hypersonic glide vehicle armed with a nuclear warhead could help China "negate" US missile defence systems which are designed to destroy incoming ballistic missiles. 



The case for Russia collusion ... against the Democrats | TheHill

Russia Stole U.S. Hypersonic Missile Tech to Make Nuclear Advances – Bolton - The Moscow Times

'Favorite of presidents' Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications | Reuters

The Republican party wanted Colin Powell to run for president.  He could have been the first black President.  He actually turned it down because he thought that he would be assassinated. 

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/ex-joint-chiefs-staff-powell-dies-covid-complications-facebook-post-2021-10-18/

Journalist want to quit reporting both sides...

2021-10-12

John Durham and the Mysterious DNC Email Hack

VIPS concluded that the DNC data were not hacked by the Russians or anyone else accessing the server over the internet. Instead, the data were downloaded by means of a thumb drive or similar portable storage device physically attached to the DNC server...

VIPS also determined that the files published by Guccifer 2.0 on June 16, 2016, had been "run, via ordinary cut and paste, through a template that effectively immersed them in what could plausibly be cast as Russian fingerprints." In other words, the files were deliberately altered to give the false impression that they were hacked by Russian agents.

Thanks to the VIPS experts, the Russia-hacking claim — the very prologue of the Trump-Russia conspiracy story — appeared to have been affirmatively and convincingly undercut.

2021-10-11

Judge rules against natural immunity claim challenging COVID-19 shot mandate

Natural immunity

There was some early research that claimed that the vaccine worked better or longer than getting the disease, which makes no sense.  In the last couple of months or so there was some new research saying that having the disease provides better immunity.   Getting vaccinated after the disease creates the best immunity, which does make sense.

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 11:35 PM Albert wrote:
I just read an article which showed research done by Pfizer's own scientist that those who have contracted COVID-19 and survived have better and longer lasting immunity than those who have taken the vaccine.

Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov speaks at Purdue lecture series

I find it interesting that the former World Chess Champion is speaking out about freedom.

https://www.jconline.com/story/news/2021/09/16/chess-grandmaster-garry-kasparov-speaks-purdue-lecture-series/8324153002/

The science of growing old and older

Biogerontologists at Sierra Sciences are working to lengthen telomeres, the "caps" at the end of each strand of DNA, which get shorter every time a cell divides itself. After a well past middle age, the cells become inactive, as the telomeres get very short.
 
https://www.newindianexpress.com/magazine/2021/oct/10/the-science-of-growing-old-and-older-2368923.html

China Prepares For Possible Large-Scale COVID-19 Outbreak: Leaked CCP Documents

2021-10-04

Tesla Autopilot Hits a Deer (and I think it will happen again.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrWH_0YA5XM

Personally, I think that autopilot is a bad idea.  Being engaged while driving is important to our survival or at least to maintain our skills.  

Can you imagine having an autopilot in a chess game where it only depends upon you to make the most critical decisions?  The player would not be fully engaged.

Maybe in a decade, it will be perfect.  Maybe the computer will be safer than my own driving, especially as I get older.  I can see using the time for something more productive.

2021-10-02

Catching Criminals With Their Relative's DNA

There are obvious privacy concerns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT18KJouHWg

Stephen Hawking

Hawking warned that superintelligent artificial intelligence could be pivotal in steering humanity's fate, stating that "the potential benefits are huge... Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. It might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks."[364][365] However, he argued that we should be more frightened of capitalism exacerbating economic inequality than robots.[366]

Hawking was concerned about the future emergence of a race of "superhumans" that would be able to design their own evolution[351] and, as well, argued that computer viruses in today's world should be considered a new form of life, stating that "maybe it says something about human nature, that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. Talk about creating life in our own image."

5 Studies on Saturated Fat — Time to Retire the Myth?

I went looking for studies on fat intake and heart disease.  I ran across many studies claiming no association between saturated fat intake and heart disease.  

This isn't me trying to cherry-pick data.   I see contradictory claims everywhere, and I would really like better health information


Re: Sen Johnson says FDA approved vaccine not available in US


On Sat, Oct 2, 2021 at 1:33 PM Larry wrote:

SEN. RON JOHNSON: We do not have an FDA-approved vaccine being administered in the U.S. The FDA played a bait and switch. They approved the Comirnaty version of Pfizer drugs. It's not available in the U.S. They even admit it. I sent them a letter three days later going "What are you doing?" What they did is they extended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer drug vaccine that's available in the U.S., here that's more than 30 days later, they haven't asked that very simple question. If you're saying that the Pfizer drug is the same as the Comirnaty, why didn't you provide FDA approval on that? So, there's not an FDA-approved drug and, of course, they announced it so they could push through these mandates so that people actually think, "Oh, OK now these things are FDA approved." They are not and again, maybe they should be, but the FDA isn't telling me why. 

Here are the fine details from Sept 14th...


COVID death rates

A while back I was surprised to learn that Brazil had lost one out of every 400 people to COVID. It is now 1 out of 356. At the same time, the United States was only 1 out of every 540, but it is now 1 out of 479. For those skeptics who frequently claimed that COVID had a death rate of only 0.2%, that is now the death rate of the entire US population, the vast majority of which hasn't gotten COVID. In terms of known and resolved cases, which is approaching 1 out of 7 people, it is 2.1%.

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John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

2021-10-01

Democrat on federal monetary system


"I read Joe Manchin's statement, I've listened to him. He has no understanding of how the federal government monetary system works when he compared it yesterday to his household income. That has no relevance to what we can do," Yarmuth, who represents Kentucky, told CNN Thursday evening.

"It's not a question of what we can afford. The federal government can afford anything that it feels it needs to do, and right now that's what we ought to be focused on," the Democratic lawmaker said

On Wednesday, Manchin released a statement asserting that he would not support $3.5 trillion in new federal spending. "I can't support $3.5 trillion more in spending when we have already spent $5.4 trillion since last March. At some point, all of us, regardless of party, must ask the simple question: How much is enough?" he said.