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Mike Yeadon is a soft-spoken microbiologist and a former Vice President of Allergy and Respiratory Research at Pfizer. He spent 32 years working for large pharmaceutical companies and is a leading expert on viral respiratory infections. He is also a man on a mission, and his mission is to inform as many people as possible... Read More
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Let's assume for a minute, that the vaccination campaign is led by people who genuinely want to end the current crisis and restore the country to "normal". Let's also assume, that they believe that mass vaccination is the best way to achieve that objective by preventing the spread of the virus and, thus, reducing the... Read More
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Did you catch Biden's speech on Thursday? I did. I foolishly thought Biden would use the opportunity to address the 90 million-or-so Americans who think the election was stolen and that Biden is not really the president. But, no, the niggling issue of "legitimacy" never even came up, nor did any of the ten other... Read More
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What's going on in Israel? Has anyone figured it out yet? Isn't Israel the most vaccinated country in the world? It is. Haven't half of all Israelis already been vaccinated? Yes, they have. Haven't 90% of all Israelis over 60 (the age-group most likely to die from Covid) already been vaccinated? Yes. Then how did... Read More
The problem with the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, is not that it's a vaccine. It's that it's not safe. That's the issue: Safety. This view is shared by a great many professionals who believe that these potentially-toxic concoctions pose a significant threat to the health and well-being of anyone who chooses to get inoculated. Do you... Read More
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Why is Vladimir Putin standing up to the richest and most powerful men in the world? Why is he bad-mouthing their "pet project" Globalization and trash-talking their "Great Reset"? Does he really think these corporate mandarins and "silver spoon" elites are going to listen to what he has to say or does he realize that... Read More
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In a recent front-page article, the New York Times reported that the new mutated version of the Coronavirus was likely to be more contagious or lethal than the original infection. According to the Times, this new iteration of the infection could resist conventional treatments and force lockdown nations to extend the timeline for lifting restrictions.... Read More
Imagine if an ordinary working man went on a rampage and killed 929 people and maimed 316 others. The media would naturally call such a man a serial killer or a homicidal maniac. Now imagine if a big pharmaceutical company did the same thing by releasing a vaccine that killed and maimed a similar number... Read More
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Here's your Vaccine puzzler for the day: What do Dr. Barton Williams, Hank Aaron, and 46 elderly residents in a Spanish nursing home all have in common? Answer--- They all died shortly after getting the Covid-19 vaccine. But let's not jump to conclusions, after all, in every case, the media has assured us that the... Read More
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The Democrats approached the impeachment with the same cockiness that they approach everything. They thought they'd stomp their feet and run around with their hair on fire, and eventually people would see the righteousness of their cause. But it didn't go down like that. Instead, the Trump defense team opened a can of whoop ass... Read More
Imagine if the Covid vaccine actually contributed to the spread of the infection rather than stopping it. Can you imagine what a catastrophe that would be? Unfortunately, there are signs that that is precisely what is happening in the countries that have implemented the most aggressive vaccination programs. Take Israel, for example. In the last... Read More
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Here's what I think is currently going on in our country and across much of the western world. A public health crisis-- that was manufactured and gamed-out before the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China --has been used to short-circuit
The new Covid vaccines will make billions of dollars for the big pharmaceutical companies, but here's what they won't do: The vaccines will not cure Covid The vaccines will not prevent people from contracting Covid The vaccines will not prevent Covid-related hospitalizations The vaccines will not prevent Covid-caused deaths Now, I know what you're thinking.... Read More
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Can we agree that there are two types of Covid-19? The first type, is Covid-19 ,"The Virus", which is a fairly mild infection that most people don't even realize they've contracted. They remain either asymptomatic or have slight flu-like symptoms that go away after a week or so. A tiny sliver of the population-- that... Read More
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Here's your political puzzler for the day: Which of these two things poses a greater threat to the country: An incompetent and boastful president who has no previous government experience and who is rash and impulsive in his dealings with the media, foreign leaders and his critics? Or a political party that collaborates with senior-level... Read More
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Let's assume that Black Lives Matter is not a "social justice" movement, but a corporate-sponsored public relations vehicle that's being used to advance the agenda of elites? Is that too much of a stretch? And let's say that the massive protests that erupted across the country were not random or spontaneous events as some people... Read More
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The Transition Integrity Project (TIP) is a shadowy group of government, military and media elites who have concocted a plan to spread mayhem and disinformation following the November 3 presidential elections. The strategy takes advantage of the presumed delay in determining the winner of the upcoming election. (due to the deluge of mail-in votes.) The... Read More
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Here's your BLM Pop Quiz for the day: What do "Critical Race Theory", "The 1619 Project", and Homeland Security's "White Supremacist" warning tell us about what's going on in America today? They point to deeply-embedded racism that shapes the behavior of white people They suggest that systemic racism cannot be overcome by merely changing attitudes... Read More
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The leaders of Black Lives Matter want to "defund the police". They think "systemic racism" and "police brutality" are so bad that police budgets must be cut dramatically in order to reduce the number of cops on the beat. They believe that fewer cops will move the black community closer to their goal of racial... Read More
portlandshootingmw
After 4 years of the most vicious, hyperbolic and incendiary character assassination campaign in the nation's history, the media finally claimed its first fatality in a shootout in Portland on Saturday night. The victim--whose name has not yet been disclosed-- was shot by an (allegedly) Antifa member who saw the man's hat as sufficient provocation... Read More
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Kyle Rittenhouse didn't go to Kenosha to shoot protestors; he went to protect the property and lives of the people who were threatened by a rampaging mob that had already destroyed large parts of the city. That's why he was there. He went to fill the security vacuum the Democrat governor and mayor created when... Read More
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Here are a few takeaways from the Democratic Convention: The Democrats are running on the same platform they ran on in 2016. The Democrats put style above substance, flashy optics above ideas or issues. The Democrats think that hollow tributes to "diversity" and "inclusion" will win the election. The Democrats have abandoned white, working class... Read More
Here's a riddle for you: How is Joe Biden-- who has a long record of pushing through legislation that mostly targets black men-- going to get African Americans to swarm the polls to vote for him on November 3? Answer-- He's going to choose a hard-nosed, mixed-race female prosecutor --who oversaw the mass incarceration of... Read More
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Everything we were originally told about the Coronavirus has turned out to be wrong. In fact, it's not a "novel" one-of-a-kind infection at all, but a member of a larger family of which there have been many iterations in the recent past. It's also not the most contagious or most lethal virus we've ever seen,... Read More
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Here's a question for you: When a young man dressed entirely in black, uses a racial justice protest to conceal himself so he can break windows, incinerate retail shops and cafes, pelt cops with bottles, rocks and fireworks, and spread mayhem across the city, what is the political message he is trying to send? 1--... Read More
Protestors demonstrate outside of a burning fast food restaurant, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The American people are under attack, the country is under attack, and democracy is under attack. At present, the enemy is conducting a three-pronged assault on the presidency the objective of which is to remove the existing administration and install their own sock-puppet replacement. This has been the goal from the very beginning although the... Read More
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While the Covid-19 epidemic continues to drag on in the United States, it's largely over in Sweden where fatalities have dropped to no more than 2 deaths per day for the last week. Sweden has been harshly criticized in the media for not imposing draconian lockdowns like the United States and the other European countries.... Read More
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Which political party supported the protests, riots and looting that spread to over 400 cities across the country? Which party supported the toppling of historical monuments and statues across the country? Which party's elected officials think that the government does not have the right to defend federal property from vandals, rioters and thugs in Portland?... Read More
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Let's assume that the events of the last five months are neither random nor unexpected. Let's say they're part of an ingenious plan to transform American democracy into a lockdown police state controlled by criminal elites and their puppet governors. And let's say the media's role is to fan the flames of mass hysteria by... Read More
Countries around the world are ignoring the media's fearmongering and starting to reopen their schools. This is a positive development which shows that the Coronavirus's psychic-grip on the population is gradually loosening. Once again, people are asserting control over their own lives and those of their children which is why reopening the schools has become... Read More
Why is the media so fixated on Sweden's coronavirus policy? What difference does it make? Sweden settled on a policy that they thought was both sustainable and would save as many lives as possible. They weren't trying to 'show anyone up' or 'prove how smart they were'. They simply took a more traditionalist approach that... Read More
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How do the Democrats benefit from the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests? While the protests are being used to paint Trump as a race-bating white supremacist, that is not their primary objective. The main goal is to suppress and demonize Trump's political base which is comprised of mainly white working class people who have been... Read More
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The imposition of the nationwide lockdowns required elite consensus. There's no way that a project of that magnitude could have been carried out absent the nearly universal support of establishment elites and their lackeys in the political class. There must have also been a fairly-detailed media strategy that excluded the voices of lockdown opponents while--... Read More
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Tucker Carlson is right, the protests and riots are not a momentary civil disturbance. They are an attack the Constitutional Republic itself, the heart and soul of American democracy. The Black Lives Matter protests are just the tip of the spear, they are an expression of public outrage that is guaranteed under the first amendment.... Read More
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Does anyone believe the nationwide riots and looting are a spontaneous reaction to the killing of George Floyd? It's all too coordinated, too widespread, and too much in-sync with the media narrative that applauds the "mainly peaceful protests" while ignoring the vast destruction to cities across the country. What's that all about? Do the instigators... Read More
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Americans are deeply troubled by the sadistic killing of George Floyd, but they're also worried about the nationwide protests. According to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey, 80 percent of those who were polled think the country is spiraling out of control. This is an unsustainable situation. People want justice for Mr Floyd, but... Read More
Why is the media so preoccupied with Sweden? And why is the media so determined to prove that Sweden's approach to the coronavirus is wrong? Are we supposed to believe that the same MSM that promoted every bloody coup, intervention and war for the last 30 years has suddenly become a selfless advocate for elderly... Read More
Economic activity across the country has collapsed, GDP is shrinking at the fastest pace on record, and the economic data is worse than anytime in history. Every sector of the economy is contracting and every economic indicator is pointing down. According to economist Nouriel Roubini, the country is headed towards a decade of "depression and... Read More
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Donald Trump calls the media "the enemy of the people", but it's much worse than that. The media is a national security threat. Just look at the way they've handled the coronavirus. The hysterical 24-7 coverage has people so terrified they've locked themselves in their homes inflicting catastrophic damage on the economy. That disaster never... Read More
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In a pandemic, there is no substitute for immunity, because immunity provides the best protection against reinfection. That's why Sweden set its sights on immunity from the very beginning. They crafted a policy that was designed to protect the old and vulnerable, prevent the public health system from being overwhelmed, and, most important, allow younger,... Read More
At present, there is no vaccine for the coronavirus. That means that one of the two paths to immunity is blocked. The other path is “herd immunity,” in which a critical mass of infection occurs in lower-risk populations that ultimately thwarts transmission. Herd immunity is the only path that is currently available. Let that sink... Read More
Most of the United States is still under lockdown, but why? What is the purpose of the policy? We've had the "flatten the curve" meme pounded into our brains for so long, that most people think it's the objective of the policy, but is it? Flattening the curve is a worthy goal, but preventing the... Read More
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How do you measure success in dealing with an illness for which there is no cure? This is the question we need to ask ourselves before judging which country's approach has been most successful in dealing with the coronavirus. The fact that there is no silver bullet, no vaccine, does not change the fact that... Read More
mikewhitneylockdown
Can we admit that we were wrong? Can we admit that the coronavirus is not going to kill "hundreds of thousands or even millions" of Americans? Can we admit that the public health system is not going to buckle and collapse? Can we admit that we fashioned our public policy on flawed computer models that... Read More
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Sometimes, the best thing to do, is to do nothing at all. Take Sweden, for example, where the government decided not to shut down the economy, but to take a more thoughtful and balanced approach. Sweden has kept its primary schools, restaurants, shops and gyms open for business even though fewer people are out in... Read More
The Russia-Saudi oil-price war is a fabrication concocted by the media. There's not a word of truth to any of it. Yes, there was a dust up at an OPEC meeting in early March that led to production increases and plunging prices. That part is true. But Saudi Arabia's oil-dumping strategy wasn't aimed at Russia,... Read More
Think about that for a minute. What these figures mean is that, if you're over 70 and you're put on a ventilator because you have coronavirus, you're probably going to die. More importantly, it means that it was probably the ventilator that killed you. Isn't that something the public ought to know? I think it... Read More
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There's no doubt that the Coronavirus is a serious infection that can lead to severe illness or death. There's also no doubt that 'virus hysteria' has been used for other purposes. Wall Street, for example, has used virus-panic to advance its own agenda and get another round of trillion dollar bailouts. In fact, it took... Read More
Henry Kissinger thinks the Coronavirus is a threat to his precious New World Order, so he wants President Trump to do whatever he can to protect the system. In an opinion piece that was published in the Wall Street Journal on Friday, the former Secretary of State urged Trump to launch a grand project, like... Read More
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1-- Unemployment is off-the-charts Thursday's jobless claims leave no doubt that the country is in the grips of another severe recession. More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the last week. That number exceeds the gloomiest prediction of more than 40 economists and pushes the two-week total to an eye-watering 10 million... Read More