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Fraud

By Patrick Van Roy On December 30th, 2020 at 9:33 pm

Lott, a noted crime and gun researcher, alleged the wide-scale vote fraud plagued the recent presidential election, potentially “account[ing] for Biden’s win in” states such as Georgia and Pennsylvania.

“Increased fraud can take many forms: higher rates of filling out absentee ballots for people who hadn’t voted, dead people voting, ineligible people voting, or even payments to legally registered people for their votes. […] The estimates here indicate that there were 70,000 to 79,000 “excess” votes in Georgia and Pennsylvania. Adding Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin, the total increases to up to 289,000 excess votes,” the summary notes.

Lott, who now serves as a Senior Adviser for Research and Statistics at the Office of Justice Programs, also adds that there are two reasons to even believe the aforementioned numbers are “underestimates”:

1) the estimates using precinct level data assume that there is no fraud occurring with inperson voting and 2) the voter turnout estimates do not account for ballots for the opposing candidate that are lost, destroyed, or replaced with ballots filled out for the other candidate

Lott points to universal mail-in voting as a hotbed for fraud, remarking “unsecured absentee ballots create the potential that either fraudulent ballots will be introduced or votes to be destroyed.”

Sleep well Dawn

By Patrick Van Roy On December 30th, 2020 at 9:19 pm

Wells died Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in Los Angeles from “causes related to COVID,” representative Harlan Boll told USA TODAY in an email. He said she “passed peacefully … in no pain.”

The star, born in Reno, represented her state as Miss Nevada in the 1959 Miss America pageant, then switched to acting. Her first TV roles were on shows such as “Maverick,” “Bonanza” and “77 Sunset Strip” before she beat out 350 other actresses for the role of Mary Ann.

Portrayed on “Gilligan’s Island” as a perky wholesome Kansas farm girl whose wardrobe included a gingham dress and belly button-covering shorts, Wells told USA TODAY in 2019 that the series always provided some life lessons beyond the comedy.

Happy Birthday Jeff

By Patrick Van Roy On December 30th, 2020 at 9:12 pm

Vaccines: almost available; but it will be a long haul.

By Mike Cunningham On December 30th, 2020 at 6:33 pm

I am of two minds when it comes to vaccines. On the plus side of things, in my own youthful days, I was the recipient of individual smallpox and yellow fever inoculations. I had to have these, because it was a requirement of British Merchant Navy service. I had been infected through either school or family, by measles, mumps and whooping cough, so was immune to any repeats. I was also vaccinated against polio, the one disease, the effects of which I had personal knowledge, as a good mate of mine was stricken, and was forced to exist by virtue of an iron lung. As soon as Dr. Salk’s magical miracle became available, all my mates queued to sign up.

As to the negative side of things, I do believe that, whilst the vaccine manufacturers have, in general, followed the diktats of Hippocrates; they have been led down sidetracks because of the need to generate ever more profit by bowing to the marketplace. When a vaccine for, say, measles was released after extensive testing, all responsible families began arranging G.P. appointments, because measles, especially in later life, can have devastating consequences. A new vaccine for mumps appeared, and, again families commenced signing up, fearful of complications which hit hearing especially hard. A similar vaccine for rubella (a.k.a. German measles) came to market, and possibly because of fears regarding pregnant women who might be infected, was another marketing winner. 

A certain section of the public did not avail themselves of the definite protection given by these various vaccines; possibly because they were ill-educated and even more likely, because they were just plain ignorant and lazy, they failed to set the different appointments for the various vaccinations, and thus their children were not protected. The Marketing divisions of the pharmaceutical companies got to thinking, and decided to decrease the need for the constant appointments at clinics, and persuaded the Pharma bunch to meld the three main vaccines together, and: hey presto; the MMR vaccine was born. Born very conveniently without the publicity of the MMR overcoming sloth, ignorance and plain laziness by stating ‘no longer three visits, just once and you are done!’.

But, along comes Dr. Andrew Wakefield, with his theories about how a large viral overload, in certain situations, could be the forerunner of autism, where no autistic symptoms were known previously. His stance, publications and theories were debunked by a heavy onslaught from the medical establishment. Dr. Wakefield was stripped of his licence, and left for America.Was he treated unfairly? Not being of a medical background, I feel unable to comment, but that does not answer the anguished parents who send their seemingly healthy kids for MMR vaccination, and watch them reappear with strong autistic symptoms just a short time later. 

Myself? I seem to recall the post I wrote upon vaccinations, along with mention of the good Dr. Wakefield. I also recall the last time that the term ‘Pandemic was used, which was when the Swine Flu scare was around. ” I wrote about that as well.

But, it seems that, after over 52,000 deaths in the UK alone; the Chinese virus is not only extremely nasty to both elderly and vulnerable people, it ain’t no laughing matter. We here in GB&NI have access now to two vaccines, and, as I have a duty to protect myself, my truly vulnerable wife, and because I ache for closer contact with the three small tornadoes masquerading as three of my four grandsons who live fairly close to me, I have signed up for vaccination through my G.P., qualifying because of my eight decades; and when it arrives, I’ll be there.

NY, NY, it’s a hell of a town

By Patrick Van Roy On December 30th, 2020 at 4:49 pm

It’s only just begun…..

A MAN OF SUBSTANCE

By Pete Moore On December 29th, 2020 at 8:50 pm

The Prime Minister has achieved something beyond the expectations of almost everyone.

The talking heads assured us he is just an optimistic cheeleader who lacks the seriousness to operate at the top tables. The same people have told us for years there’s no way that the UK would get a good deal from the EU because the EU was intent on two things: protecting its internal market and punishing the UK by way of example to other countries daring to leave the club. Most of all they told us that Boris is an over-promoted clown, way out of depth, who would be crushed by the EU’s intellectual titans at the negotiating table.

Events appear to have turned out differently.

Whereas Theresa May, a supposedly serious politician, failed four times to get her Withdrawal Agreement through the Commons, Boris got his much better WA through at the first attempt. Tonight the Commons will approve the trade deal he has presented to Parliament. The first clue that it wasn’t too shabby came over the weekend when the Prime Minister’s enemies failed to produce anything particularly bad in it. The most they can come up with at the moment is something about sausages.

This evening the European Research Group, that group of moderate pro-independence Tory MPs and a Brexit Praetorian Guard, has given the deal the thumbs up. Even Nigel Farage is satisfied.

The deal preserves our sovereignty. It allows tariff-free access to the EU’s markets for the vast bulk of exports. It reclaims control of our borders and immigration. It reclaims total control over our money. It allows us to conduct trade with the rest of the world on terms which we are free to negotiate. It reclaims control over our laws and denies the European Court of Justice any jurisdiction in UK/EU affairs. All the red lines were preserved. It delivers everything which the experts predicted we would have to lose to get a deal. Instead, Boris delivered a deal which, at any time in the past, let alone since the referendum in June 2016, would have been regarded as good enough and a clear victory, even by Brexiteers.

It has been said by the sound people that in leaving the EU we can move from being bad tenants to good neighbours. The deal allows us to do that. It also allows the UK to finally get past banging on about “Europe” all the time. The issue blackened Ted Heath’s name for all time and brought down three Prime Ministers. We never belonged to a Continental club and took too long to leave.

The Prime Minister, his lead negotiator Lord Frost, and the negotiating team deserve congratulations. Only the churlish would say otherwise.

But we should still never trust the Tories.

David Vance

By Patrick Van Roy On December 29th, 2020 at 3:58 pm

The High Priest of Covid

By Patrick Van Roy On December 29th, 2020 at 3:48 pm

Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared to admit last week that he has deliberately misled the public regarding the coronavirus — for the second time since the pandemic began.

In a Christmas Eve interview with the New York Times, Fauci acknowledged he had offered a lower estimate of the level of herd immunity necessary to stop the COVID-19 pandemic because he thought Americans would be discouraged by hearing his true thoughts on the issue. 

He recently raised his estimate on the herd immunity threshold “partly based on new science,” the newspaper reported, “and partly on his gut feeling that the country is finally ready to hear what he really thinks.” 

Fauci himself told the paper that he had withheld the higher estimates because polling results made him think such estimates would be viewed unfavorably. 

“When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent,” he told reporter Donald McNeil. “Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’ so I went to 80, 85.”

Fauci admitted that scientists “really don’t know what the real number is,” though he himself estimated that the “real range is somewhere between 70 to 90 percent.”

Naz— whatever-her-name-is gets ever more newsprint

By Mike Cunningham On December 29th, 2020 at 9:37 am

We are reminded, once again, of the sheer lunacy of an Iranian woman who had actually left that Muslim shithole to marry some English bloke, had a daughter: and then proceeded to go back into Iran for an f@*^^^ing holiday to see her parents ; STILL holding dual British-Iranian nationalities. The Times newspaper has both a full page comment piece; and an Editorial: about how Naz—whatever her name is, has been sold down the river, because the Brit Foreign Office (F.O.) has now admitted that no British passport holder, when overseas has any right to assistance from the F.O..

Now readers may well remember my prior posts about this truly stupid woman, who was warned about the sheer insanity of returning to a Muslim Mullah-ruled shithole, where normal rule-of-law just do not apply. Where they do not accept dual nationality status. Where they make the rules, in their country. She ignored the warnings, because  SHE KNEW BETTER! Its as simple as that!

The Times reports that Naz— whatever-her-name-is is but another pawn in a diplomatic tussle between Great Britain and the Islamic Republic. The Shah’s Government ordered 1,750 Chieftain tanks from Vickers, a British manufacturer, and made a £400 million downpayment. Along comes Khomeini and the Revolution; up steps the bloody F.O., and says to Vickers “You can’t sell 1,750 tanks to a bunch of wild-eyed Muslims who preach world-wide death to the Unbelievers. Oh, and by the way, we’ll hang on to that £400 million; presumably on the basis of ‘Finders-Keepers’.

So Iran, especially after the Iran-Iraq war, being desperately short of cash, asked Gt. Britain for the return of all that cash, seeing as they didn’t have the tanks. Now no-one really knows why the Brit. Government said ‘Sorry, we’ve got the cash, but that was from the Shah’s Regime; you overthrew the Shah. etc. etc.’; but they did, and that is why the Iranians feel hard done by. The Americans had 4 US citizens held hostage by the Iranians, but they negotiated, and Obama paid up, and the hostages were promptly released. So why doesn’t the British Government do the same? After all, the cash belongs to the Iranian Govt. no matter how revolutionary they may be.

So, while the Brits refuse to negotiate,  Naz— whatever-her-name-is is stuck on parole in some Iranian suburb; still as silly and stupid as ever, and her equally stupid husband has a regular seat in the Foreign Office lobby. The only one I feel any sympathy for is the couple’s small daughter, stuck with her Iranian relatives. 

I I C W I, b I M A a O

NY Post to Trump : Stop Making a Fool of Yourself

By Phantom On December 28th, 2020 at 7:04 pm

No print media has been more supportive of Donald Trump over time than the NY Post. They’ve been close allies since the 1970s, before Trump entered politics, before Trump Tower was built, before he opened his first casino in Atlantic City.

Trump has probably been the subject of hundreds of front page Post headlines, Page Six exclusives, half of them planted, nearly all of them positive.

This morning, on the front page, the NY Post gave Trump the Dutch Uncle talk that his fake friends and fake followers didn’t have the character to tell him. They told him that he lost, and that he should man up and concede, and quit playing this game.

It took them a month and a half to say it, but they said it.

The longer it takes Trump to concede, the more it hurts the country, the Republican Party, and any hope for national conservative causes.

Rupert Murdoch is a friend of Trump, but he also knows how to count. Something that the dead-enders don’t know how to do.