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01 July 2020

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Fred

"Are the Democrats interested in anything but their power and the present goodwill of their Marxist allies"

No, and they are busing enacting everything legislatively, or setting the stage for systemic failure, that they can and letting their allied cadres loose to enforce discipline on the citezenry. Enabling allies as well as a few thousand H1Bs from foreign nations are aided and abetting with the censorship of news, social media, and online campaigns of harassment. Appeasement and submission to thier demands occurs daily, even if it is only the donning of the now mandatory by decree mask.

walrus

Col. Lang,

This is evidence of what I have been afraid of - the use of Covid19 to reduce the numbers of old people needing expensive care in future. There are plenty of economists who would secretly support the idea of removing “useless mouths” and I also strongly suspect the initial British response to the pandemic was informed by such thinking.

Over here, half our capital city has been put into lockdown after a new outbreak. This is going to put major strain on the public. I am reliably informed that the outbreak has been traced back to a “lawless” extended family who didn’t change their behaviour when they started getting sick.

Jack

Sir,

A large number of Wuhan virus deaths have been in nursing homes.

Gov. Cuomo sent many to their deaths by forcing those seniors infected to nursing homes. But his brother keeps singing hosannas of praise on his show on CNN.

As I’m in the age group that could be in a nursing home this story hits home. In my living will I have instructed no nursing homes and no medical life support to keep me alive. I want to go with dignity on the land my grandpa bequeathed. Our ranch house has been rebuilt from the embers of the wildfires that consumed it. I’m gonna go here!

Horace

"Democrats interested ... power ... Marxist allies"

The post-American Democratic Party and globalist Republicans have mutually incompatible visions of the future, but neither of their enlightened internationalist futures has a place for either these men or their descendants other than as corpses or serfs.

Nancy K

Why are you blaming Democrats? A Republican is president and in control of the Senate. I speak as a nurse with 37 Yeats of experience. I'm sure your heart is aching but you are blaming the wrong people.

VietnamVet

Colonel,

The response to the coronavirus pandemic in America is criminal manslaughter. Media Moguls avoid mentioning that the corruption and deaths are due to deregulation and privatization since that would cut into their incoming cash flow.

Nursing Home Managers let their patients die early because properly equipping their staff with Personal Protective Equipment and following standard infection prevention practices costs money and cuts into their bonuses. Americans will continue to die unless those who let the virus into the USA and who failed to require testing, tracing and isolation of the infected are all fired and replaced with people who can do the job. Corporations must be forced to protect their workers. Managers who knowingly allowed their patients and employees to be infected deserve jail time to deter this from happening again.

Nations with functional governments, a Public Health System and public participation controlled coronavirus. Some like Hong Kong with a government under stress but a functioning healthcare service and a united people still controlled the virus. The United States of America is isolated, unable to control the virus. The government is dysfunctional, there is no federal public health system, and Americans are divided - intentionally to allow the fleecing of the middle class.

The USA is now the Brazil of North America. Brazil is the USA of South America. #1 and #2 on the Coronavirus Pandemic list of number of confirmed cases and deaths.

eakens

The left likes to talk about tolerance. The right has been demonstrating it.

turcopolier

Nancy K

The Democrats are attempting to undermine everything he tries to do. Everything.

turcopolier

walrus

I interpret the nurse supervisor's statement as one of resigned ironic despair.

Matthew

I do not understand the endgame. Do the corporate allies of this madness really believe that they are immunizing themselves?

BillWade

off topic but interesting:

Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested this morning in my old state of New Hampshire. Anyone taking odds?

Seems weird that it was NH. Not much socialite activity there.

Bill H

My father was a public health physician all his working life, USAF and city government, and I am profoundly glad he did not live long enough to witness this debacle.

Doctors and nurses on television weeping in despair at how hard their lives are because of all the death and suffering that surrounds them. They apparently have little empathy. Death and suffering surrounds them and they are crying about how bad THEY feel and how badly THEY are suffering.

Public health officials, doctors themselves, PREDICTING WORSE TO COME, with the deliberate purpose of creating higher levels of panic. Both Fauchi and Birk preface their dire predictions with, "I am afraid that..." The 1st article of the Hippocratic Oath is "First, do no harm."

Terence Gore

"The authors also found that length of stay varied based on a number of demographic, social, and clinical factors. For instance:

men died sooner after admission than women (men had a median length of stay of around 3 months versus 8 for women)
married nursing home residents died sooner after admission than unmarried participants (an average of 4 months sooner)
nursing home residents in the highest quartile of net worth died six months sooner than those in the lowest quartile."

I worked in a nursing home. Many women there seemed to survive quite well forming cliques, were socially active and the occasional drama of who was being excluded. Most men seemed to have the attitude of 'Get me the hell out of here at any cost'

BABAK MAKKINEJAD

Vietnam Vet:

From Grauniad of the UK

All is well in this Orwellian COVID 19 world...

An update on COVID 19. The 1st article is about the WHO, which thinks that, in order to speed up the quest for the Holy Grail (also known as a vaccine), it would be a good idea to deliberately inject healthy patients with COVID 19 and see what happens -- given how low the risk of death is. Sounds great but I don't think I'd volunteer for this one, even if I were young and fit, which I no longer am anyway.

The 2nd article is about 'harvesting' and confirms what was talked about weeks and weeks ago, i.e. the fact the elderly, particularly those in care homes, have been left to die in the UK: 'harvested' means 'sacrificed', here. It is presented as a terrible tragedy no one expected. I would say, personally, that it was the plan all along: the word 'selection' springs to mind. One could add 'Darwinian' in front, as an adjective. And, now, we have over 30,000 dead, and everyone is so, so surprised.

The irony is that it is VE Day, today, commemorating the end of the Second World War, and paying homage to the generation that fought it and those who are left among them.

Maybe the Nazi ideology actually won? Far from being defeated in 1945, it is thriving in today's Britain: in the BMA, in the NHS, in government, in Whitehall, among experts, among doctors, etc. The thing is: they haven't realized that's what they're doing. Because no one has told them. Hence the cartoon, also from The Guardian.

_____________________________________________

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/08/who-conditionally-backs-covid-19-vaccine-trials-that-infect-people

WHO conditionally backs Covid-19 vaccine trials that infect people | Science | The Guardian
In new guidance issued this week, the WHO said that well-designed challenge studies could accelerate Covid-19 vaccine development and also make it more likely that the vaccines ultimately deployed ...
www.theguardian.com


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/08/care-home-residents-harvested-left-to-die-uk-government-herd-immunity

'Harvesting' is a terrible word – but it's what has happened in Britain's care homes | Richard Coker | Opinion | The Guardian
Epidemiologists use the term to describe tragic excess deaths – but for Covid-19 it seems to be the de facto government policy There’s a term we use in epidemiology to capture the essence of ...
www.theguardian.com


Artemesia

Please STOP with this nonsense!!
"Maybe the Nazi ideology actually won? Far from being defeated in 1945, it is thriving in today's Britain:"

How convenient to have Nazis as the brand name for all-that-is-evil- in-saecula-saeculorumso that we don't have to actually reflect on the vast crimes against humanity committed in even greater numbers than the fabled Nazis, in the many decades since Nazism's relatively brief time in Europe, not to mention that the numbers of people -- German and Japanese as well as French, Italian, Hungarian and other European civilians incinerated by Allied firebombing far exceeded comparable deaths inflicted by Nazis. That is a numerical fact; you may not have learned about Allied firebombing from Hollywood or History Channel, but it is an irrefutable fact and also the greatest destruction of infrastructure and humans-civilians ever in recorded history. Nazis did not firebomb Germany and Japan, Allies did. Nazis did not destroy Iraq, etc., successors to Allies did.

Why is it no one ever observes: "We [British] or [Americans] are doing to our own old people something similar to what we [British] or [Americans] did to the people of Iraq, Syria, Libya, Kosovo: "Fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here" ran out of target bodies before the murderous impulse ran out of steam -- or maybe the impulse to murder on a vast scale was heightened by exercising it in foreign lands.

This is not Nazism Redux: This is US: this is American and other Anglo- as well as allegedly Judeo-Christians making the policy decisions; Nazis are DEAD!!

If you don't believe that Nazism is DEAD, consider that the last 24 remaining Neo-Nazis who are being actively prosecuted by a Jewish group called Integrity First for America, are so marginalized, impoverished and ineffectual that they are unable to hire attorneys; unable to pay the few attorneys who agree to represent them; are forced to represent themselves against a battalion of lawyers funded by ADL and others to the tune of $10million.

Does that sound like a Nazi revival to you?

Harry

Sir,

This is calumny! Us Marxists are not their allies. I refuse to be associated with those base thieves. Marxists have principles. I am unfamiliar with anything American Democrats hold dear other than money.

Fred

Nancy K,

The president doesn't run the states or cities, nor the Senate.

English Outsider


Babak - the UK response to the pandemic was not good. Many mistakes were made. I don't think, however, the words "harvesting" or "sacrificing" are correct when applied to the then policy of HMG. That is because such words used in an everyday context
imply deliberate intent. There is a difference between deliberate intent and making the wrong call.

The response to the pandemic in the various Western countries has been discussed in earlier articles on the Colonel's site. In those issues I have submitted references to what I believe to be the authoritative English website on the virus, Dr Richard North's "eureferendum". You will find on that site severe criticism of HMG's approach.

But you will also find there an acknowledgement that the UK was grievously ill-prepared for this type of pandemic and has been for the past fifteen years at least. We are therefore reaping the results of fifteen years of neglect in the UK as much as suffering from the consequences of wrong decisions made today.

It's also worth bearing in mind that there was no overall consensus as to how the pandemic should be dealt with - or indeed, whether there was a pandemic at all! Certainly in the early days there was an authoritative body of opinion to the effect that far too much was being made of the pandemic. Here is one such opinion -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=649&v=p_AyuhbnPOI&feature=emb_logo

- and international bodies were downplaying the seriousness of the infection until mid-February.

My own (lay) view is that not enough was done to combat the disease in the UK in the early days. But given the uncertainty of the medical advice, the poor state of preparedness, the unwillingness of the peoples of the UK to adopt inconvenient precautionary measures, and the economic effects of those precautionary measures, I don't think we can attribute what happened in the UK to negligence and certainly not to malevolent intent on the part of HMG. They made what in hindsight turns out to have been the wrong call, that's all. Happens.

Perhaps it's worth stressing this point, for all that I myself have no time for the party currently in power in the UK. The use of the handling of the pandemic as a stick to beat Johnson with is I believe unjustified. We'd have ended up with much the same shambles whoever had been in power.

I followed as closely as I could the course of the pandemic in your country as well. I'm pretty sure that the handling of the pandemic as a stick to beat Trump with is similarly unjustified.

jerseycityjoan

BillH,

I thought the reports from the doctors and nurses have been valuable. How else would we have known what was happening inside hospitals that would not admit family members? We have seen distress from medical professionals from not just here but other countries. Just because they are upset after putting in series of long days with little relief does not mean they care only for themselves and not their patients. If they didn't care about their patients would they have been as upset?

I also don't know how else public health doctors can deliver bad news than to deliver bad news. Fauci and Birx remain calm and pick their words carefully. What else would you like them or their colleagues to do? If you were in New York when things were bad it would have been right to feel a bit of panic since I have seen polls that said about half the people there knew someone who got it and about a quarter knew someone who died.

What do you suppose your father would have done in these circumstances?

turcopolier

jerseycityjoan

You are just making excuses for the killer politicians.

BABAK MAKKINEJAD

E.O.

You are just making excuses for the killer politicians.

You may recall that pretty little thing's interview on the BBC, some sort of Junior Minister?

Obviously clueless and was giggling when discussing COVID-19 deaths in the care homes.

BABAK MAKKINEJAD

Artemesia:

Yes, indeed, exactly so.

There is a saying in Persian: "A man who rapes his own mother, God knows what he would do to others."

BABAK MAKKINEJAD

From Great Britain

A cost-benefit analysis from A GP in UK - COVID-19 treatment.

Based on this logic, surrender in 1940 would have been the most humane, cost-effective, and rational option for the British Government.

I am reminded of what I read: "The Devil has the most reasonable arguments.

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/485110-covid-19-lockdown-deaths/

elaine

Last evening on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Mark Steyn reported
Emmanuel Macron told the French, "You will not take down our
statues or change the names of our streets because this is our
history."

On this particular topic the so called soy boy has shown more
chutzpah than the Repubs/Dems in office in the U.S. Unfortunately
we as a nation no longer value our history...book burning likely next.

Mike46

JCJoan: Don't worry about it - "It will just go away". :)

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