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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

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The COVID lies of governments and scientists

Liar Fauci
The man has been lying from day one.

Two stories this morning illustrate once again the utter dishonesty and untrustworthyness of the governments and scientists who have been promoting strict lockdowns and mask and vaccine mandates as a response to COVID-19.

First, the NIH yesterday admitted in a letter to Congress that it had funded the gain-of-function research at China’s Wuhan lab, despite repeated blunt denials by it and former NIH Director Francis Collins and NIAID Director Anthony Fauci.

In a letter addressed to Rep. James Comer (R-KY), NIH Principal Deputy Director Lawrence A. Tabak cites a “limited experiment” to determine whether “spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model.” According to the letter, humanized mice infected with the modified bat virus “became sicker” than those exposed to an unmodified version of the same bat coronavirus.

[Lead scientists Peter] Daszak failed to report this finding, and has been given five days to submit “any and all unpublished data from the experiments and world conducted” under the NIH grant.

When Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) had accused Fauci of funding this research, Fauci had not only denied it, he accused Paul of being a liar. In truth, it was Fauci who was lying in his testimony to Congress. Fauci and the NIH provided a foreign government funding to do secret biological weapons research that, in the end, was used to attack our country.

Fauci should be fired forthwith. Collins had stepped down on October 5th, probably because he knew this information was about to be released, proving he had been lying.

The second story is as egregious. It appears that the mask study that the Australian government has touted to impose mask mandates throughout their country is filled with so many basic errors and faulty research procedures that it should never have been published in the first place.

Victoria first made face masks mandatory outside the home in Melbourne during its second coronavirus wave in July 2020, but the Department of Health has been unable to provide any scientific research or studies upon which the decision was made.

Instead, the Department of Health directed news.com.au to a paper published in July this year by the Burnet Institute – an influential public health body which has come under fire in recent months for its alarmist predictions – as justification for the mandate which has resulted in thousands of dollars in fines for Victorians. The study claimed the mandatory face mask rule had turned the pandemic “almost overnight”.

“There has been a lot of low-quality research that has come out in the pandemic, but for this to be used as a basis for a policy change is staggering,” said Dr Kyle Sheldrick, a medical researcher and PhD candidate at the University of NSW. Dr Sheldrick was one of a group of independent scientists who recently highlighted major issues in a number of studies held up by proponents of the drug ivermectin to treat Covid-19. “To me it’s very clear this has not had a close peer review, partly because of the serious and substantive issues, but [also] it just clearly hasn’t been proofread,” he said. “When I look at this particular piece of research, it is very, very low quality. I was staggered to see this was published by a major journal.”

Another researcher, an eminent Australian clinician and scientist who spoke on the condition of anonymity, was equally scathing. “I agree, it’s crap,” he said. [emphasis mine]

The highlighted words remain true to this day. For more than a century, research had consistently found that masks were relatively useless in preventing the spread of viruses, and were generally counterproductive if used improperly. This was why health officials had routinely advised against the widespread use of masks, for decades.

Then, suddenly, around May 2020, government agencies worldwide dismissed that extensive research to claim masks will save us. When these governments were challenged, as Australia’s was, they and their supporters in the science community quickly whipped up “studies” to disprove that past data, studies that have all proved to be poorly done or exceedingly unconvincing. If you read the full story at the link, you will see the incredibly shoddy nature of this particular Burnet study. For example:

The Burnet Institute study relied on images from the photo library of The Age newspaper showing Melbourne community settings to conclude that mask usage rose from 43 per cent to 97 per cent after the July 22 mandate came into effect.

Dr Sheldrick said it was “hard to think of a worse methodology to answer this question than just looking at which photos are collected by a metropolitan newspaper. …Even ignoring the fact that the photos were taken for an editorial purpose, that this is not a random sample, when you look at the actual data in the Excel spreadsheet it is stunning to me,” he said.

The spreadsheet lists the date, time and location of 44 photos – 19 taken before the announcement, 18 after mask rule came into effect and seven in between. Nearly all of the photos in the before group were taken between 2pm and 4pm, while nearly all of the photos in the after group were taken between 8am and 12pm.

“Which just means the data set is useless,” Dr Sheldrick said. “As a responsible researcher, I can’t draw any conclusions from that. You could just as easily draw the conclusion that mask wearing is different in the morning and afternoon. If a student came to me and said, I’m going to compare these two sets of photos and draw some conclusion about whether a policy worked, you would send them away to think about it.”

The second expert agreed. “If a student presented the photographic data it would be ridiculed,” he said.

The article provides further examples.

And the Burnett paper is only just one in a long line of similar bad papers governments have cited to justify mask use.

Both stories illustrate one fact that runs through the entire Wuhan panic. From mask use to lockdowns to vaccine mandates to “only 15 days to stop the spread,” the scientists and government officials who have demanded the strictest restrictions on the lives of ordinary people have been compulsive liars. They have also been wrong on almost every one of their edicts and claims.

When is the public finally going to rise up and tell these fools to go to hell?

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10 comments

  • Mark

    Bob’s post on our NIH finally admitting to funding gain of function research at Wuhan is one of the key reasons why US intelligence services cannot broadcast to the world the full story behind COVID-19. For years it’s been an open secret that Wuhan was potentially dangerous. France warned the U.S. in 2017 that the Wuhan lab could be turned into a “biological arsenal” by the Chinese military.
    The full story behind Wuhan would clearly reveal active Chinese plans for Biological War against the West, although in 2019 the Chinese probably started that war accidentally.

  • Edward

    Sorry, Robert, but I am commenting without having first read the articles.

    From Robert’s post:

    “Which just means the data set is useless,” Dr Sheldrick said. “As a responsible researcher, I can’t draw any conclusions from that. You could just as easily draw the conclusion that mask wearing is different in the morning and afternoon. If a student came to me and said, I’m going to compare these two sets of photos and draw some conclusion about whether a policy worked, you would send them away to think about it.”

    This is a good example of confirmation bias. A shoddy study was used in order to confirm a desired conclusion. The study may have even been modified in order for cherry-pick data to be used in order to confirm the desired conclusion.

    We are not following the science, any more. We aren’t even following Lysenkoist science. We are following shoddy faux science.

  • Edward: You will be amused, having NOT read the article, to know that the study did “cherry-pick the data in order to confirm the desired conclusion.” Your words are almost an exact quote of the scientists who reviewed the paper.

  • DefendUSA

    Karens and Kens don’t want the truth. They just want to be superior mask wearers! And Fauchina is their God. They have to find religion somewhere, whether it’s Climate Change or Corona because the real things do not perpetuate what their Utopia is supposed to be.
    DIE. Diversity, Inclusion, Equity. (And if we keep on this road, we will DIE without accountability for the actions and lies of fools with power.)

  • Cotour

    “Biden says cops and other first responders SHOULD be fired for not getting the vaccine and mocks people who use ‘freedom’ as a defense for refusing a shot ”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10118843/Biden-says-cops-emergency-responders-fired-not-getting-vaccine.html

    Liberal Democrats in government and the Leftists that now own and run them due to fear and the hollow nature of their political doctrine have a mental illness.

    These people long ago have forgotten, assuming that they ever knew, what America and being an American is. They long ago forgot how to be objective. Why? because they become more and more desperate because of the nature of their hollow doctrine.

    I have called those like minded that surround me, ” Moralistic Ninny’s” (Among other things not as civilized). I had a very good friend who is a “Moralistic Ninny”, a Liberal Democrat, ask me just the other night: “What is a RINO?”.

    (At least I know he is secretly reading what I send him)

    He reads the NYT’s and the like, he tells me that he is an informed person on the subject of politics and what is going on in the world.

    And he is unaware of what the term RINO means.

    The first thing that the Constitution structures is political warfare. And so we fight that fight, every day. Never give up.

    Its the only way.

  • Cotour

    From the real world:

    A friend just called me, her son just the other day went to the doctor for a check up.

    He was asked: Did you get the vaccine?

    No I did not, I already had Covid.

    The doctor becomes incensed, and tells him he must get the vaccine, if he does not get it he is endangering his children!

    And then she threatened to call the “authorities”. (She tried to intimidate him.)

    As he was leaving after he threw his mask on the floor after he was asked why he was not wearing it, its all going in his file.

    And THAT is what is going on in the real world in America today. In New York City anyway.

  • Cotour: I would say your friend should get another doctor, but that is pointless advice, as it is probably impossible in New York to find one with a different opinion.

  • Cotour

    They have lost their collective minds. “Accent” on Collective.

    There will be a letter of complaint describing the confrontation, threat / attempted intimidation sent to the head doctor / owner of the practice. I await the results and will follow up on it.

    Outrageous!

    Are there are going to have to be two sets of schools, doctors, dentists, restaurants etc. in America in the future? They are getting way, way out of hand.

  • Cotour: Based on my experience in Tucson, your friend will likely get a letter back from the practice, telling him that he is no longer their patient, and is banned from their facility forever.

  • Cotour

    Your on “The list”. We are all on the list.

    I would say its time to start making our own lists, but there is no there there in the long term IMO.

    Where this cycle ends up I am not certain. But we are in the mix now and the cycle continues.

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