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By Patrick Van Roy On October 12th, 2020 at 1:48 pm

The Growing Push-back

There are three reasons the Great Barrington Declaration has generated so much enthusiastic support in such a short period.

First, three authors of the statement are among the leading epidemiologists in the world: Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard University, a biostatistician, and epidemiologist; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, a professor at Oxford University, an epidemiologist with expertise in immunology, vaccine development, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford University Medical School, a physician, epidemiologist, health economist, and public health policy expert focusing on infectious diseases and vulnerable populations.

Second, the Great Barrington Declaration reaffirmed what some experts and the general public have been saying for months about the downsides of lockdown policies. Back in June, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a strongly worded statement, urging states to reopen schools and having children physically present in schools. It cites “mountains of evidence” that the transmission rate, infection rate, and death rate of COVID-19 among young children have been extremely low.

In addition, the long term harm of remote and disrupted learning and keeping children and adolescents from physically being in schools is severe, including learning loss, increasing physical or sexual abuse, and other emotional and health issues such as depression and suicidal ideation. All demographics of children and adolescents have suffered, but those from low-income families and those with learning disabilities have suffered the worst.

Just one ruling

By Patrick Van Roy On October 12th, 2020 at 1:44 pm

A federal court handed a victory to a Baptist church in Washington D.C., issuing a preliminary injunction against Mayor Muriel Bowser’s COVID-19 restrictions that will allow the church to hold outdoor services Sunday with proper precautions.

The “church has shown that it is likely to succeed in proving that the District’s actions impose a substantial burden on its exercise of religion,” the U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden ruled. “For its part, the District has not shown that it is likely to prove a compelling interest in prohibiting the Church from holding outdoor worship services with appropriate precautions, or that its restrictions are the least restrictive means available to achieve its public health objectives.”

Persecution

By Patrick Van Roy On October 11th, 2020 at 10:45 pm

As of Oct. 7, worship services are prohibited or currently subject to unequal treatment (compared to nonreligious activities) in six states (California, Nevada, Virginia, Maine, New Jersey, and Connecticut).

Another 13 states and Washington, D.C., have restrictions that limit churches’ ability to gather for worship or other religious activities but that are facially equal to the restrictions on comparable secular activities.

Despite obvious violations of First Amendment protections, earlier this week New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo once again threatened to shut down churches and synagogues if they do not follow the state’s regulations on capacity limitations, mask-wearing, and social distancing.

Unfortunately, Cuomo is just another in a long string of governors and mayors that have used the pandemic to restrict religious liberty and provide unnecessary barriers to those who wish to freely practice their faith.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been doing this for some time and Gov. Steve Sisolak of Nevada has shown preferential treatment to casinos for months and continues to do so even after being taken to the Supreme Court by Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley to challenge his mandates.

Tick Tock

By Patrick Van Roy On October 11th, 2020 at 10:32 pm

In mid-2016, the FBI got word that Russian intelligence believed Hillary Clinton’s campaign was planning to frame Donald Trump as colluding with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to hack her computers. Yet somehow, the crack agents never connected the dots when handed the Steele “dossier” commissioned and paid for by the Clinton campaign that claimed Trump was colluding with Putin.  Nor did it connect the dots to another “Russiagate” lead, the third-hand rumors passed along by a Clinton-allied diplomat that supposedly implicated another Trump aide, George Papadopoulos.

Instead, the Justice Department used that dossier as a pretext to spy on at least Trump aide Carter Page as it investigated the clearly spurious charges. Justice also distorted the facts about Page’s past relations with the CIA to suggest he had a history of working with Russian agents when his actual record involved turning them in. Meanwhile, it buried the fact that Steele’s main source was himself a suspected Russian agent.

Never trust an Angel

By Patrick Van Roy On October 11th, 2020 at 12:40 am

especially around your women……

WHO MADE NOLAN THE COVID POLICE?

By Pete Moore On October 10th, 2020 at 8:35 pm

Overweight BBC presenter Stephen Nolan has always lacked self-awareness. That’s a weakness in a man. Clearly it’s led him to think he’s the Covid Police, licenced to chase and harrass members of the public, on camera, for not wearing a chin hammock.

That’s Belfast, I assume. So you carry on Nolan. You’re doing great work. Keep chasing and harrassing strangers. Don’t worry, no-one will slap you one right on the mush soon. Promise.

AFRICANS NEED TO WORK HARDER

By Pete Moore On October 10th, 2020 at 8:16 pm

The economic damage as well as the health costs caused by coronavirus has left Africa needing $1.2tn (£920bn) over the next three years, the International Monetary Fund has said.

IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said the world “must do more to support Africa to [recover]… from this crisis”.

No no no. No more white saviours. That’s what we were told. Wipiple have done enough supporting Africa for long enough. Besides, we have our own virus debts which the young and unborn will inherit.

There’s one way only to pay your way, and that’s by working, producing, earning and saving. Good protestant values in other words. Africans had long enough to learn them. So chop chop, get up, out of bed and get to work.

If that’s too much like hard work, tap up China. It’s their fault anyway.

RARE SPORTING SENSE

By Pete Moore On October 10th, 2020 at 7:16 pm

World Rugby has become the first international sports federation to say transgender women cannot compete at the elite and international level of the women’s game.

New guidelines published on Friday “do not recommend” transgender women play contact rugby “on safety grounds”.

Good. The degenerates are upset so it’s really good.

The numbers of mentally ill men who think they are women actually affected is very small, but we know that transgender radicals are loud campaigners. This is welcome and sensible pushback. The affects of puberty can never be fully reversed. A big, powerful, hairy-arsed bloke should not be allowed to smash women all over the place because he now calls himself Emily. He’d relish it too. The campaigns against JK Rowling and the like have revealed a lot of misogyny in the transgender/mental illness camp.

My advice to women, actual women, is to stay at home and leave the rough stuff to the chaps. And while you’re there if you can do the housework and pop the dinner on that’d be great.

WHAT IS PELOSI SMOKING?!

By Pete Moore On October 10th, 2020 at 6:51 pm

Listen to this mad, parochial hick. She thinks that the UK is a vaccine free-for-all without any regulation and that Boris Johnson will decide when to approve a vaccine for the Wuhan Flu.

And look at her pawing that mask on her face. She can’t even keep it on straight. Maybe it’s all the botox in there making it slide down. She sided with the EU against the British people. She threatened the UK over border with the ROI. Now she insults British scientific and medical standards. To get a vaccine developed in the UK or anywhere in the EU multiple regulatory agencies have to give approval. Not just the people who do food as well as drugs. Politicians play no part in it.

If Harris wins the presidency we will have a hostile administration in the White House again. If MI6 isn’t meddling in that election, in defence of British interests, then they need reminding why we pay them.

These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…. all 33,000 of them.

By Patrick Van Roy On October 9th, 2020 at 9:45 pm

President Trump said this week that he had declassified documents from the investigation into Clinton’s use of the private server for e-mail during her tenure as secretary of state, America’s top diplomat. There are reportedly as many as 33,000 e-mails from Clinton’s private server that haven’t been released publicly.