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2021-03-16 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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Let's just talk about two lies:

  • A rioter threw a fire extinguisher and struck a capitol police officer with it, causing him to die.  This was a lie.  It was run by all the major media and only retracted after it was released that the officer, who did in fact die, had no trauma of any sort to his head or any other part of his body.  It appears he died of a stroke, although that's not clear.  What is clear is that he was not killed by a thrown (or any other) projectile during the "riot" on January 6th causing an injury that led to his death.  It was a lie that was politically convenient for the media to use in order to gin up hatred of people who were doing the rioting.  This lie was circulated for five weeks by print, online and television media outlets; ultimately only a tiny little printed correction was issued in one paper.

  • Trump allegedly told Georgia elections investigators to find the fraud and that she would be a national hero if she did, effectively issuing what the media ran with as an "order" to overturn the results.  This in fact led to, in no small part, Trump's impeachment the second time around. This was a lie.  Trump said no such thing; he did not state that she would be a "national hero" if she overturned the election.  What he did do was urge her to scrutinize the Fulton County ballots and that she would find "dishonesty" if she did, and that she had the most important job in the country.  Note that this was where ballots were observed on video being hauled out from under tables after counting was stopped when it was falsely claimed a water main had broken -- in fact a toilet overflowed (or was, perhaps, caused to overflow?)  Incidentally the original "bad actor" in this case appears to have been the GA SoS office which secretly recorded the call and the Washington Post did not demand to hear it; they either simply took an unnamed source's word for it or perhaps they made it up themselves.   This lie was only exposed because an open records request resulted in the original recording being found in a laptop "trash" folder.

How many more lies would you like me to list?

How many more do you need?

What happens when those lies are about health matters instead of "just politics"?

Healthy at any size?  Uh, what's the data say about Covid-19 and fatalities with regard to obesity?

We were lied to about masks.  We were told they'd make a material difference in spreading of Covid-19 and so would closing restaurants.  Now the CDC has admitted that neither did statistically anything and the harms from the shutdowns killed many times more people than were saved.  Yet still to this day the media claims "masks work" because someone said they did.

We knew that was a lie 40 years ago.  We've had several attempts to challenge it over the decades since -- without success.  Indeed, as I've pointed out since this crap started not one controlled trial has ever found statistical evidence for mask use in the general population among untrained persons.  Instead it's just...... the lie.

Oh, it's just a mask you say.  Oh really?  That's all?  You're sure?  You have excused this and let the media continue to get away with it because it's just a mask, or it's just your political enemy?

How about repurposed drugs?

Do you know whether they're lying about the vaccines?

How do you un-take a shot if, six months or a year from now, you discover they are lying?

Let's remember that Fauci lied about what he and China knew about Covid-19 and a Judicial Watch suit recently caught him in that too, including a confidentiality agreement he entered into with China and confidential data he had in January of 2020 and did not disclose to the American people, including that the Chinese had cases in their nation at least as early as December 2nd of 2019.

Do you believe any of them now?

About anything?

You're literally betting your life that they're not lying this time.

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2021-03-15 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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And now we get to it.

Yet Florida’s death rate is no worse than the national average, and better than that of some other states that imposed more restrictions, despite its large numbers of retirees, young partyers and tourists. Caseloads and hospitalizations across most of the state are down. The tens of thousands of people who died were in some ways the result of an unspoken grand bargain — the price paid for keeping as many people as possible employed, educated and, some Floridians would argue, sane.

Oh look at both the admission and the lie.

Florida's death rate is no worse than the national average despite having an older population than, say, California and New York.

Governor DeSantis banned mask mandates and similar in September.  He was immediately told by all the clucking people including Fauci and the media he was sentencing people to death who should not have to die.  The other states including Tennessee, where I live, allowed mandates to stand, including the piece of crap mayor I have in this county, who kept his.

I pointed out at the time that the mask mandates did not work, on the data and would not work.  I appeared three times in sequence (September/October/November) to so-document at the County Commission meetings, leaving with them multi-page fully-sourced and footnoted handouts documenting every assertion I made.  At the time of the last appearance there were 31 dead people in our county of 100,000.

As of now that total stands at 166 -- despite the mandate.

Nearby Blount County, literally next door, has this for their infection curve:

 

Blount never had a mandate.  Who "won"?

I was right, in short and have been on this point since the entire mess started back in April.  You cannot prevent a virus from virusing once it gets into wide circulation.  Lockdowns, unless they are total and involve literally locking people into their homes and shooting or arresting anyone who does not do so cannot stop the spread.  The reason is simple: Most of the spread happens in households and the next most-likely place is in health care settings which we did nothing to interdict because masks and such are statistically worthless.  WE REFUSED, DELIBERATELY, TO QUARANTINE ALL HEALTH CARE WORKERS AWAY FROM THE GENERAL POPULATION AND THUS ATTEMPT TO PREVENT THEM FROM GETTING INFECTED.

This is stupid and we knew that decades ago; the policy for tuberculosis was to establish sanitariums and the people who worked in them had already suffered the disease and recovered.  We did not attempt to mingle tuberculosis patients with the general population of people who required health care for non-infectious reasons.  In several states with Covid-19 we did worse than just mingle people we intentionally inoculated vulnerable seniors by sending sick people into their nursing homes under governor orders.  That's manslaughter and yet not one of the evil *******s who did it has been arrested.

The CDC itself has now stated quite clearly that mask mandates are statistically worthless; they are good for roughly a 2% reduction in Covid-19 death rates.  Note that their inside statistical claim ("worst case") was less than 1% for both cases and deaths.  Worse, closing restaurants was only good for a 2.2 percent, at the outside, reduction cases and the inside, that is, least case rate reduction from closing restaurants for inside dining, was literally zero.

Statistically speaking without the mask mandate the CDC admits that only between one and four additional persons would have died in Sevier County.  How many additional people committed suicide, ODd on drugs or drank themselves to death over the last year above the previous year's rate as a result of the mandate?  Can I hang the Mayor if the number of the latter exceeds four?  Last time I checked dead is dead and why does not matter; the claim that the mandates "saved lives on balance" is admitted by the CDC itself in its own document to be a bald-faced lie.

How many suicides and drug ODs nationally were caused by the employment and social interaction destruction via these mandates?  How many people did not go to the doctor for a lump, an odd neurological symptom or a pain in the chest and now are dead from cancer, a heart attack or stroke as a direct consequence of being scared into believing that any contact with others will kill them?  What makes you believe that excess death is over?  It most-certainly is not!

We can only account for about half of the excess death in the last year via Covid-19, assuming you believe that Covid-19 claimed "deaths" were really caused by Covid-19 while there was no flu-related death at all.

Let's just take one statistical increase -- death by overdose.  At 3% -- the outside boundary for mask "benefit" masks saved 15,000 lives in America (out of the 500,000 allegedly lost to Covid-19), assuming you believe every Covid-19 death counted is really from Covid-19.  The run rate of death from ODs at the start of the Covid-craze was approximately 70,000/year.  As of July, the latest date for which data is available at present the OD expected 12-month count (remember, this is only about five months of time!) stood at 83,544.

Are you sitting down?  Good.

There was no net benefit whatsoever to the mask mandates counting just ODs and in fact there were materially more OD deaths caused on an annualized basis than there were lives saved from masks.  Alcohol abuse, cancers, heart attacks, stokes and similar also count and show up in all-cause mortality; as noted only half of that increase can reasonably be attributed to Covid-19.  If the restaurant shutdowns and masks were only good for a 0-3% reduction in outcomes then the deaths that resulted from the policy responses and mandates were much worse than the "benefits" gained in the form of fewer Covid-19 deaths.

Note that their "study" is crap; I could trivially tear it apart but for the purpose of this I will give the CDC the benefit of accepting "as pled, is true" the assertions they make.  In other words I will not even bother ripping their alleged "study" to bits because even if I accept it without question the data still says they're murderous *******s and their interventions had a net effect of killing people instead of saving them!

Let me be clear: The CDC has admitted in print that for every death avoided through closing restaurants and bars, along with mask mandates five to ten deaths were caused in the form of excess suicides, drug ODs, alcohol abuse, cancers, strokes and heart attacks, none of which had anything to do with Covid-19 infection but all of which were a function of social, financial and economic stress their demanded mandates deliberately imposed on the population.

IN OTHER WORDS THE CDC ADMITTED IN PRINT THAT THEIR BULL**** "MANDATES" AND "RECOMENDATIONS" KILLED FIVE TO TEN TIMES MORE PEOPLE THAN IT ALLEGEDLY "SAVED."

Yet these bastards have not, after admitting in print that their demanded mandates in fact caused five to ten times as much death as was avoided, reversed course and demanded a rescission of all such "rules" and regulations nor have the people of the nation apparently been able to perform basic arithmetic and then started erecting gallows on the lawn of every single government agency that has refused to stop killing the people within their jurisdiction at a greatly increased rate through their mandates.

The problem with all of these NPIs (non-pharmaceutical interventions) as now documented by the government itself is that they were actually worse than useless, which incidentally the NY Times has now joined in admitting.  Beyond the directly caused deaths from suicides and ODs it has also allowed people to believe we were "doing something" that would slow the virus and give us time to develop vaccines while imposing more excess death from other causes than it saves from Covid-19 by a factor of five to ten times.

The proof is now in that even the claim of "we'll buy time" was a lie.  Not a single bit of evidence exists that the virus actually was attenuated by the vaccines; we reached the top of the curve and had started to decline before a single person had been fully vaccinated and had opportunity to build antibodies to the virus.  In our county the peak 7 day rate was on 12/22; here's the announcement on the first batch of those eligible in our county.

IT WAS OVER HERE BEFORE THE FIRST PERSON WAS ALLEGEDLY IMMUNE BY VACCINATION!

The harms haven't ended with direct death through various maladies of despair either: It was also a deliberate lie used as an excuse to prevent the exploration and use of existing drugs that were extremely unlikely to harm and might work, a policy that still continues today.

Over 400,000 Americans are dead as a direct and proximate result of all of this and yet here we are with the NY Times admitting in print what I've said all along: None of the so-called "mitigations" and measures, whether they be mask mandates, business closures, school shutdowns or similar saved a single net person-year of life; in point of fact the data is that none of them did a damned thing except kill multiples of those "saved" by causing more suicides, drug ODs, heart attacks and similar, destroyed a year's worth of our children's education which will cost trillions of dollars alone in lost productivity over the next fifty years and statistically-speaking the same number of people died of the virus that would have died anyway.

Every single one of the rat bastards in government and so-called "public health" deserves to be tried and executed for their intentional destruction of human life and dignity for political and financial profit.  They knew damn well on the data that their policies did not and would not work in the summer and early fall and continued them anyway.  Worse, we had decades of experience and hard science proving that they wouldn't work before Covid-19 ever appeared, much of which I've cataloged on my pages.

Willful blindness, particularly when someone comes before your government body and three times sequentially presents the facts before you in a public hearing cannot be used as an excuse.

Then there's VARES, the vaccine "adverse reaction" site for public reporting.  There are fifty-eight times (5,800%) the number of associated deaths from Covid-19 vaccines as last year's entire seasonal flu shot regime  (1394 .vs. 24.)  Read that again: FIFTY EIGHT TIMES as many closely-associated deaths exist for Covid-19 shots which have only been given for the last three months as for the entire period from last August to today on all the flu shot variations combined.

The CDC has the audacity, given this data, to claim there are no patterns in the cause of death that indicate a safety problem.

Again, just in case you're really ****ing stupid and didn't read the last two paragraphs: We give flu shots to, largely, older and sicker Americans each and every year.  The entire last year's flu vaccination program, which was strongly urged given the Covid-19 outbreak, was associated with 24 deaths.  Fifty-eight times that number of deaths have been associated with Covid-19 vaccine administration thus far yet it is claimed by the CDC that is "not indicating a safety problem."

Oh, and as for my record those of you who followed me since the start of this crap in early 2020 know that I was raising Hell that on the evidence this virus was expressed via feces in competent (infectious) form.  This was evident when an outbreak occurred early on that had no other reasonable explanation than fecal transmission through drain pipes that had no P-traps and that the virus continued to spread in the summer, which implicates some method spread other than droplet-based -- fecal, aerosol or both.  Neither, incidentally, can be interdicted by masks or distancing protocols.  That's been ignored -- all the way to today.  Yet the evidence is irrefutable; stool samples of infected people have been cultured, proving that the virus is indeed shed there and intact. 

Well now there's this; not only have we now cultured virus in feces it appears there is a bacteriophage-like capacity to it which means it is capable of reproducing in biological organisms found in feces -- not just in human cells.  This requires confirmation, of course, but if true it turns the entire load of garbage spewed by all the "authorities" on its ear.  It entirely explains why antibiotics work which for viruses should be worthless, yet clearly on the evidence they are not.  Don't expect the CDC or NIH to run that down any time soon and, incidentally, that has wild implications for the below and what I believe on the evidence is likely to come -- and not in a good way either.

If this turns out to be factual the virus will evade the vaccines and our use of non-bioidentical vaccination will prove to be not only a failure but a wildly dangerous failure.

Since I'm taking a victory lap here in that I was right a year ago in that none of the lockdowns, mask orders, business and school closures would have a net positive impact and unlike damn near everyone else I have not changed my position on the usefulness of such measures I'll go out on a limb and point out that I'm also not going to change my position on what I believe is likely to come next and this time you damn well better pray to whoever you worship that I wind up being wrong. We may well have pulled a "black ball" from the bag by allowing this bull**** to be run on us as a society instead of putting an immediate stop to it.

Simply put when you place imperfectly matched evolutionary pressure on a pathological agent you risk horrifyingly bad results.  That's what we've learned over time.  This is why we have MRSA and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.  It is why we have C.Diff.  It is why in animal husbandry we have potentiated horrifyingly bad infectious diseases in factory farming and thus instead of killing 5 or 10% of an infected group of animals we now must cull them all because they will all die; an effective 100% kill rate, as a direct and proximate outcome from placing imperfect immune pressure on said diseases rather than letting natural immunity be the source of protection.

We are doing the same ******ned thing now with Covid-19 and these "vaccines" along with trying to prevent young and healthy people from getting the infection naturally and if we get what we deserve those who were stupid enough to take the shot are likely to get pounded with the "new and exciting strains" in the months and years ahead and die as a direct consequence while quite-possibly killing their neighbors at the same time.

Maybe that won't happen -- and we'll get lucky this time.

But if it does happen then there will not be a damned thing you can do about it if you took the jab -- and quite-possibly even if you didn't!  In other words if this risk becomes realized your fatal error was allowing this experiment to be run on the human population in the first place.  And no, it is not possible to out-vaccinate viral mutation; the typical viral "turn time" during which a mutation can take place is around 10 hours and the infectious generation time for Covid-19 approximately four to five days.  How long does it take you to recognize, reformate and re-jab everyone again?  Worse, each time you try that if the virus evades it you potentiate even more-virulent mutations!

If I'm right this time around I hope you don't expect any form of mercy when those wildly more-virulent strains, an event that ordinary natural selection does not allow to become material until and unless you tamper with natural immunity show up.

You damn sure won't deserve it.

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This is a financial example of the stupidity that we have seen with Covid, we've seen it through time with "investments" and we've seen it with the "healthy at any size" nonsense.

I remind you that the latter is why a huge percentage -- far more than half -- of those who died from Covid in fact died; you were told for decades that there is nothing wrong with being fat, you are called a pig, shamed, de-platformed or fired if you point out to someone that being overweight or obese is stupid, self-destructive and can get you killed and, after time now, were proved right.

Harvard economists predict that the pandemic could cost the American economy as much as $16 trillion by this fall. At the end of 2020, an estimated 2.8 million homeowners had their home loans in forbearance. As we move further into 2021, many homeowners may be looking to cut housing expenses by downsizing to save money.

But, with historic low-interest rates and an expensive housing market, buying a smaller home may not be the best decision right now.

Refinancing your home could be much more comfortable and save you time and money. If you’re considering a home refinance, you can explore your refinance options by visiting Credible to compare rates and lenders.

Bull****.

We are in a historic housing bubble at the present time.

There is only one way to monetize a bubble and that is to reduce the investment to cash.

That's easy when you own a stock.  Sell it.

When you own a house it's not so simple because you need somewhere to live.

This means your only have two ways to monetize a housing bubble: Downsize or die.

The second, of course, does you exactly zero good.  Your heirs might appreciate it but you obviously cannot.

But you can monetize part of the bubble appreciation if you sell and move to a smaller place, and furthermore, doing so not only cuts your finance cost it also cuts property tax, utility and maintenance expenses.

Refinancing only cuts the cost of money on your loan and in addition refinances are almost always at a worse rate than purchase money mortgages.  While that difference is usually not very large it exists.

Now if you need the space you have, well then refinancing makes sense.  But if you're considering a downsizing move you've probably already made the decision that you have more space in your home than you actually need.  You may have an extra bedroom that is basically never used (e.g. a guest bedroom yet you rarely have guests) or similar circumstance.

Entities who advocate actions that benefit them, which of course churning the fees associated with refinance activity does while on-balance the decision they advocate for deliberately derogates the other options that have much greater benefit for you is exactly the same sort of nonsense that has been run for the last year with Covid-19 with all of their various "interventions" and lockdowns, none of which have done a damned thing to help and in fact are likely to promote more-virulent strains of the virus and kill far more people.

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Before I begin for those who want to call health-care workers "heroes": Damn near every single "doctor" and hospital are included in the title of this article, and throughout I shall prove it.

Let's start with President Trump and his HHS jackass who put into place financial incentives for people to wind up in the hospital, particularly those over 65 who are on Medicare, with even more financial incentives if you were put on a ventilator.

USA Today, hardly a "right wing conspiracy rag", said this back in April of 2020:

We rate the claim that hospitals get paid more if patients are listed as COVID-19 and on ventilators as TRUE.

Hospitals and doctors do get paid more for Medicare patients diagnosed with COVID-19 or if it's considered presumed they have COVID-19 absent a laboratory-confirmed test, and three times more if the patients are placed on a ventilator to cover the cost of care and loss of business resulting from a shift in focus to treat COVID-19 cases.

May I remind you that on the data from Wuhan we knew that 90+% of the time being put on a ventilator was futile for Covid-19 patients, and again, we knew that in March.

Doubt me?  Here's the study data which I reported out at the time -- March of 2020.

 

Why would you pay three times more if you did a thing that had a 90+% rate of killing someone unless you wanted them to die?

That which you pay more for you will get more of -- every time.

Now you can go ahead and claim that nobody "falsified" the data with regard to hospitals and death certificates, that is, claimed someone had Covid-19 and it killed them when they didn't.

That doesn't matter when you get down to brass tacks.

What does matter is that we knew how to stop people from being killed by Covid-19 all the way back to the summer months, conclusively so, in nearly every case.  Yes, in some cases therapy and early intervention will fail (so do vaccines some of the time) but in most cases these therapies succeed.

When did we know that early intervention worked in old people particularly?

In April of 2020.

Did we make that something to be widely used immediately, back in April of 2020?

NO.  In fact we did the opposite; the NIH specifically recommended against the use of Ivermectin.

If you don't go to the hospital then the hospital doesn't make their extra money, particularly if you're 65+ and on Medicare.  If the hospital doesn't get you in there or you don't get sicker they don't get the even larger, three times larger, bonus from putting you on a machine that is extremely likely to kill you.  Who is at the greatest risk from Covid-19?  Those over 65 and thus on Medicare; statistically-speaking this is a disease that harms damn few younger individuals.

As the evidence piled up in the summer did we change the recommendations?

NO.

All the way to December we did not and indeed as of today the NIH position is "neutral"!

Again folks: These are real clinical physicians who are using this therapy in extremely high-risk patients with a 90-100% reduction in hospitalizations and deaths.  Not once, not twice, repeatedly in every case.  In addition there is not one failed clinical trial on record.

Why did we not strongly recommend and use Ivermectin despite the overwhelming evidence that it worked all the way back to April of 2020?

The $30,000 in extra payments to the hospital wasn't enough -- oh no, there were in fact tens of billions of dollars at stake, and your mother, grandfather or other family member had to be slaughtered in order to make sure that money flowed and kept flowing. 

An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is a mechanism to facilitate the availability and use of medical countermeasures, including vaccines, during public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. Under an EUA, FDA may allow the use of unapproved medical products, or unapproved uses of approved medical products in an emergency to diagnose, treat, or prevent serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions when certain statutory criteria have been met, including that there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives. Taking into consideration input from the FDA, manufacturers decide whether and when to submit an EUA request to FDA.

The EUAs for vaccines (and Remdesivir) were illegal if there was an adequate, approved and available alternative.  HCQ, Ivermectin (and budesonide) are all available and approved drugs.  This meant that in order to obtain EUAs for Remdesivir, monoclonal antibodies and the vaccines on an EUA basis it was necessary to deliberately deny that the use of these existing therapeutic agents were adequate even though the data was that their use prevented somewhere between 75 and 90% of all hospital admissions when used early and even when not used until hospital admission prevented the majority of intubations and deaths.

In other words the data is that they work as well as a vaccine.

If that is not "adequate" would you mind telling me what would be?

Our governments at the federal and state levels, all 50 states including those like Tennessee and Florida which have claimed to be "leaders" in Covid-19, deliberately sat back and let your loved ones be denied known safe and likely effective treatments for Covid-19 and the data says that as a direct result of that intentional refusal a whole lot of them are dead.

Mostbut not all physicians and hospitals not only went along with this bull**** they explicitly supported it and the hospitals got to bill Medicare for every person over 65 at a greatly elevated rate by doing so.

This is why the vast majority of those who Covid-19 killed have died.

Our local hospital's record here is that nearly 65% of those admitted for Covid-19 left in a box.

Damn near all of those individuals should have survived but then the roughly $5 million our local hospital obtained in "extra and triple-extra payments", assuming most or all of the 163 dead were on Medicare, would not have been paid out to them.

There was no medical reason for any of the hysteria, closures, mandates or anything else -- including vaccines.

Why are you still quietly putting up with this bull****, including mask mandates, business and school closures and more?

Our government, physicians and hospitals knew how to keep Covid-19 from being a serious threat to your health in April of 2020 with cheap and widely-available drugs just as physicians use antibiotics for bacterial infections on a daily basis that would otherwise be deadly.  Instead of using known safe and available existing drugs they intentionally let the virus kill nearly a half-million people along with the government destroying the education of our children and countless businesses and jobs for the explicit purpose of funneling billions of dollars to the medical and pharmaceutical industry, along with furthering the political aspirations of various actors all through the United States.

These were not deaths that occurred despite our "best efforts"; they were mass-homicide.

If you are willing to let your government slaughter your mother while believing their intentionally-false claim that wearing a diaper on your face "works" and as a result you sat back for the last year and watched 500,000 of your countrymen and women die rather than rising up and holding every one of those ghouls accountable for the unnecessary death they deliberately allowed for both political and financial profit then you are the monster.

In my nearly six decades of drawing breath on this rock I've never seen our government, until Covid-19 showed up, take actions that I believed were worthy of a no-bull**** uprising with essentially every government official at all levels being physically dragged out of office by their hair and tossed into the street with nothing more than their underwear remaining to their name.  Never in my adult life would I have believed that our government, with its alleged "checks and balances", would deliberately kill half a million American citizens over 12 months time by allowing them to choke on their own spit through the intentional concealment and outright suppression of known safe medical therapies via threats, executive orders, outright lies and even license suspensions for the explicit purpose of enriching certain "chosen people and corporations" both politically and economically.

Over the last 12 months I've read well over a hundred scientific and medical research papers and myriad references which in my opinion document conclusively that this is in fact exactly what happened at a level of proof more than sufficient to sustain criminal convictions.

I've given this virus and our government's response to it at all levels more than one full year of my effort as an independent journalist.

That ends today, February 28th, 2021.

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