The judicial swamp needs some draining 

The judicial swamp needs some draining 

Tom Fitton from JudicialWatch speaks about Joe Biden from 3:50 on the growing list of scandals.

“Who knew that Ukraine was just the side hustle for the Bidens…?”

“If I were the President I would take [the case] away from the FBI, and the Dept. of Justice.”

“They will not be able to derail an investigation no matter whether he gets elected.”

“Has Joe Biden disqualified himself from the Office…?”

Companies linked to Hunter Biden received millions of dollars in federal loans…

“There’s more than enough evidence to have warranted an indictment of Joe Biden and Hunter biden, and I can’t tell you how livid I am that the FBI didn’t act on this immediately,

“The entire country should be outraged.

“Biden effectively pimped his own son.

Sidney Powell — Michael Flynn’s defense attorney

 

The ConservativeTreehouse.

 

Where are the deaths? Ten reasons the first and second Covid waves look so different

Where are the deaths? Ten reasons the first and second Covid waves look so different

By Jo Nova

Knowledge is power.

The Worldometer graphs suggested the problem was over. But many  factors were driving the curve, and to beat the virus we need to understand them. Unfortunately, as winter arrives, Vitamin D is falling (though it doesn’t have to be this way), and the infections will spread from younger people to older people — so the hospitalizations and deaths will grow too. It won’t get as bad as it was, because doctors know more, and people who wear masks and distance themselves appear to get milder infections.

It’s a crime that doctors, academics and the media are not pointing out the benefits of Vitamin D.

 

Ten reasons death rates were lower in Europe’s second wave:

  1. Demographics: In the second wave young people are the most likely to be infected, not high risk older folk (so far).

  2. Vitamin D : reaches a peak each year in August and Sept.

  3. Masks: Many people were wearing masks — meaning a lower viral dose and they are more likely to get an asymptomatic infection.

  4. Doctors have better treatment plans.

  5. Hospitals are not overrun (yet). That’s just starting to change.

  6. Temperatures were warmer: Viruses are unstable chemical codes.  Thanks to basic chemistry, higher doses of virus will almost always survive longer in cooler air and on cooler surfaces.  As temperatures cool, we’d expect higher doses to be transmitted which means a more severe illness. Cheap heating saves lives!

  7. Social distancing: Bigger distances and outdoor events mean lower viral doses. But as the seasons cool, we spend more time indoors, which means higher doses as they get closer together.

  8. UV light was stronger — A great outdoor sterilizer. UV also helps create Vitamin D. Obviously, it’s a summer time thing.

  9. More testing in the second wave. Germany is doing 3 times as many tests; France, seven times, and the UK is doing 15 times as many tests now as it was in early April. A lot of the first wave caseload was simply missed. There is roughly a three week lag from tests until mortality (and it can be up to 8 weeks). This wasn’t apparent in many countries in the first wave because they didn’t do enough testing to show the true extent of infections — they missed the entire first peak, only starting to record new daily cases numbers properly as the deaths also peaked.

  10. Mutations? Perhaps the virus has changed to be less deadly. This — our favourite option — the one we all want, may be true, but there is no genetic analysis that supports it yet so who knows?. If it is the case, we ought find a reliable genetic shift that correlates with lower viral loads and healthier patients. But natural selection favours a higher viral load and a more easily spread virus, and that’s what the few mutation studies seem to suggest.

 
Look closely at the infections and deaths and with a three week lag (and the OurWorldInData site). It’s clear where this is going. 


In the UK, there were around 6,000 new cases a day from Sept 27th. Last week there were about 140 deaths a day. Assuming the three week lag is accurate, that’s a rough fatality rate among the known cases of 2%. The real fatality rate is significantly lower than that, though how much?

What’s an extra 1.8 million votes?

What’s an extra 1.8 million votes? About a 1.2% swing in the USA

And those are just the extra registrations that were so obvious they exceeded the known citizenry.

New Data Analysis Finds 353 Counties With 1.8 Million More Registered Voters Than Eligible Citizens

Mark Tapscott, Epoch Times

A total of 353 counties in 29 U.S. states have 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens, according to an analysis by Judicial Watch.

In addition, eight states, including Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont, were found to have statewide registered voter totals that exceeded 100 percent of eligible voters, according to the nonprofit government watchdog.

Judicial Watch compared the registration data available for 37 states with the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recently available American Community Survey (ACS) numbers for the period 2014–2018 on a county-by-county basis.

“This new study shows 1.8 million excess, or ‘ghost’ voters, in 353 counties across 29 states,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement announcing the study Oct. 16. “This data highlights the recklessness of mailing blindly ballots and ballot applications to voter registration lists. Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections.”

States are required under a federal law approved in 1993 to make all reasonable efforts to maintain updated voter registration rolls, but enforcement of the statute was almost nonexistent until recent years when Judicial Watch began suing individual states.

Why haven’t conservative governments made sure this doesn’t happen?

Finally fighting back against Critical Race Theory

Finally fighting back against Critical Race Theory

Steven Hayward, Powerline

My new hero: Kemi Badenoch 

…this attack on “critical race theory” is so good that I want to amend the Constitution so she can come to the United States and run for President.

Kemi Badenoch:

We do not want to see teachers teaching children about their white privilege’s and inherited racial guilt. 

Schools which teach pupils that “white privilege” is an uncontested fact are breaking the law…

Kemi Badenoch is the UK Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden.

Jessica Murray, The Guardian, on Badenoch’s response to the call for “decolonising” history 

“We want all our kids, all our children, black and white, every single corner of this country, to better understand our history so our children have a true sense of belonging within British culture,” she said.

Badenoch rejected the claims, insisting that history in schools “is not colonised”.

“We should not apologise for the fact that British children primarily study the history of these islands, and it goes without saying that the recent fad to decolonise maths, decolonise engineering, decolonise the sciences that we’ve seen across our universities to make race the defining principle of what is studied is not just misguided but actively opposed to the fundamental purpose of education,” she said.

Millennials haven’t forgotten Mao, Stalin or Lenin. They never knew them.

Millennials haven’t forgotten Mao, Stalin or Lenin. They never knew them, by Joanne Nova.

We teach kids identity politics, and how to control the weather with light globes, but not the most important political lesson of the 20th Century.

We won the cold war, then lost the peace.

Why Millenials are embracing Socialism

Tom Switzer, Sydney Morning Herald:

The survey evidence is clear. In a YouGov poll commissioned by the Centre for Independent Studies last year, 58 per cent of Australian millennials have a favourable view of socialism, with only 18 per cent having an unfavourable one. These findings reflect Millennial attitudes in Britain and the US.

What’s going on?

Part of the problem is plain ignorance. Most Millennials were hardly alive when Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire”.

According to the CIS poll, only 26 per cent of Millennials are familiar with Vladimir Lenin and 34 per cent with Joseph Stalin. Only 21 per cent of those questioned said they knew well who Mao was. Never mind that these men were responsible for the deaths of tens of millions and the impoverishment of hundreds of millions.

Whatever excuse explains Millennials’ ignorance of communism, they should at least know about Venezuela where the socialist regime of the past two decades has led to repression, an economy in free fall, widespread disease and starvation and mass emigration.

Tom Switzer is executive director of the Centre for Independent Studies and presenter at the ABC’s Radio National.

Time to say “No” to failure says Joanne Nova:

Here’s a radical idea, no child should get a high school certificate if they can’t answer the question “which political party caused the most deaths in the last 100 years”? The answer starts with C, and if you say Capitalism you have to repeat a year, and so do your teachers.

Politics, Historical figures, CIS, Graph, education, millenials, familiarity with dictators.

Only one in five people aged 25-39 in Australia are familiar with Mao, Stalin and Lenin.

Majority Gone

Majority gone. The Liberals are not paying for the last leadership change, so much as the one before.

Picking a Labor guy to run the Party was never going to end well.

Thank Turnbull (and MP’s that voted for him) for turning a 24 seat majority into one seat rule that he then threw away…

Note to Libs: if the ABC approves, you are doing something wrong.

Wentworth by-election: Kerryn Phelps claims victory, Government loses majority

by Jamie McKinnell

Independent candidate Kerryn Phelps has claimed victory in the Wentworth by-election, on a devastating night for the Morrison Government that lost its majority in Canberra.

Key points:

  • The Liberal Party has held the seat for decades, but their vote has collapsed
  • Such was the swing to Dr Phelps, ABC election analyst Antony Green called it just over an hour into counting

Back soon

Back soon

Apologies for the brief unplanned break. Thanks for your concern. David will be back soon, and all is well.  – Jo

UPDATE: I had a health emergency, but it resolved well and am apparently all ok. Spent 44 hours in the care of our health system, and I must report they did an excellent job. – David

When under trouble, announce another internal review

When under trouble, announce another internal review

stop-australia-warmingToo late: Australian Bureau of Met buys time with another “major revision” of data that was “best quality” five years ago

Breaking news: Bureau of Meteorology to revamp temperature records, Graham Lloyd reports in The Australian.

We’ve seen this all three times before. As soon as skeptics expose enough scandals in The Australian the BOM has to run and hide behind a “major revision”, a panel, or a review. It’s their pass-out-of-class to not answer questions. It’s too late, I have no expectation that this will achieve anything other than being the excuse de jour for the BOM to keep operating as a PR machine rather than a scientific agency.

In the first round back in February 2011, we worked with Cory Bernardi to request a formal audit of the BOM. They had lauded their “High Quality” or HQ dataset, but suddenly it was not good enough and needed revising. In March 2012 the BOM released an entirely new version called ACORN. The formal audit request was thus “neutralized”, but the new set was as bad as the old set. By July 2012, for free, skeptics analyzed and advised the bureau of a string of pathetic flaws, including that the bureau had “created” nearly a thousand days where minimum temperatures were higher than the maxes,  the “hottest day ever recorded in Australia” in their hallowed ACORN dataset now occurred in cold Albany after a seven degree shift. The trend in average summer maximums was been tripled by adjustments that the BOM imply are neutral. The adjustments follow an inexplicable monthly whip-saw square wave pattern that defies any reasoning. The independent audit team found gaps and errors, like days where 36.8C was changed to 26.8C (and so many more). The same pattern of mysterious adjustments took data recorded in modern Stevenson screens eighty years ago and “discovered” they needed to be cooled by as much as two degrees, thus turning some raw cooling trends to warming trends and non-randomly increasing the total “averaged” warming rate.

The whole national warming trend from 1910 is supposedly about one degree. But up to two-thirds of Australia’s warming may be due to “adjustments”, not “CO2″. The most cost effective way to stop Australia warming is to dump the BOM and set up a scientific agency instead. It’s a lot cheaper than crippling our electricity grid and destroying our manufacturing base.

Five years after the Wonderbar ACORN dataset was released, none of these errors have been fixed. The BOM never said “thanks for helping”, showed no interest in doing a better job, won’t release either methods or comparison data.Now, lo, in a third round, a few articles in The Australian (and total silence from Fairfax and the ABC) and wouldn’t-you-know but the bureau has suddenly discovered that majorly-revised “best quality” isn’t good enough and they need to aim for doubly-revised ultra-super-HQ. Sure.

Read about the other three rounds of scandal, review, nothing-to-see-here-report by the Australian BOM which runs on a million dollars a day. The situation is so absurd, skeptics are talking of setting up their own recording stations.

WAxit – WA Libs vote to establish committee to consider independent WA

WAxit – WA Libs vote to establish committee to consider independent WA

A POLICY motion about Western Australia seceding has passed at the Liberal state conference, despite one party member warning there was a risk of being labelled the “lunatic fringe”.

The non-binding “WAxit” policy motion put forward by the Brand division called for the establishment of a committee “to examine the option of WA becoming an independent state within the Commonwealth”.

After hot debate on Sunday, the motion was amended to becoming “financially independent”….

Western Australia gets only a third of the GST back that it pays into the Federal pool. No other state has ever received less than 80%. The Constitution says that each states minerals are its own, but when WA digs its minerals up the other states effectively hep themselves to the revenues via the GST. Meanwhile pristine Tasmania doesn’t allow much mining, oh no.

If WA Senators voted as a block and withheld support until this issue was resolved, it would have been fixed years ago. Current WA Federal (and some state) politicians appear to put their political party ahead of the interests of West Australians.

That’s not a situation that can last.

At least the local state party appears to recognize that (finally).

A West Australian reader comments:

Let’s get off the sinking ship while we can — Australia is disintegrating into a multicultural disaster, like the rest of the West. It’s no longer “One Nation” in any case. Does anyone who has visited Lakemba really believe Australia is a unitary state?

Western Australia has the best chance of surviving as a historically recognizable, stable and democratic Australia. This means including taking migrants compatible with our own civilization – and get a rugby team to boot! Excuse the pun….people will say we are not defensible. Maybe not, but we have a better chance of surviving outside the crumbling American empire which is about to embark on more ultimately catastrophic conflicts in Asia.

I am being provocative, but if things continue down the European path it may become a more attractive option to many people .

hat-tip Damon

When a word that isn’t a word wins Word of the Year prize, we know Macquarie has lost it

When a word that isn’t a word wins Word of the Year prize, we know Macquarie has lost it, by Jo Nova,

Bowing to the God of Political Correctness, Macquarie Dictionary has just named “Fake News” as Word of the Year.

In real English, “Fake news” is two words, otherwise known as a phrase. Separately both words have real and easy-to-understand meanings. Together they have become the the latest meaningless slur as the mainstream media realize they are losing power and influence to the real news on blogs and in the alt-media. The old-media is  trying to stop the bleed by labeling the new media as “fake”. Instead of namecalling, the old-media could win easily if it just reported the real news.

If any Macquarie products are on your back-to-school booklists, buy something else. Who wants to teach our kids fake English?