Interesting, now Fauci is admitting that that public health officials lied about the effectiveness of masks to preserve supplies for first responders. Of course anyone with any common sense knew they were lying about it earlier this year. Of course, anyone with any common sense knew they were lying about it earlier this year.
TheHill: “[Fauci] also acknowledged that masks were initially not recommended to the general public so that first responders wouldn’t feel the strain of a shortage of PPE. [Fauci] explained that public health experts “were concerned the public health community, and many people were saying this, were concerned that it was at a time when personal protective equipment, including the N95 masks and the surgical masks, were in very short supply.”
The CDC, WHO, and “officials” have been lying from the start. It is just nice (well, maybe not nice, but validating) to hear Fauci say what everyone with above a room temp IQ knew when the surgeon general and all the health officials were saying (among other things), “masks aren’t effective” and then 6-8 weeks later say they are. It wasn’t a question of new data, it was a question of self-serving lying by public officials which undoubtedly cost people their lives.
So, in short, “Fauci lied, people died.”
One wonders how much they were they also lying about in the Coronavirus Task Force meetings to the VP, President etc?
Who orchestrated this lie? Will there be hearings?
Why did the CDC and others lie about it? Why politicize it by lying?
How about all these people trying to “raise awareness” actually DO something instead of “advocating” for someone else to do something? Does anyone really think that there are more than 50 people in the USA who are not “aware” and need to have their “awareness raised”? Stop “advocating” and do something positive yourself. Go build a house for people with Habit for Humanity. Go get a job and work and then donate the proceeds to the people who need it. Go plant a garden (Mike Bloomberg says it is easy) and donate the food you grow to people who need it. Go buy a gun and protect people. Go help clean up stores and property damaged by riots. Go back to school, get an MD and help people in need with their medical needs. Get a JD and represent these people in court. Go to the police academy and become an officer so you can do it right. Get an accounting degree, engineering or something like that and use it to help. People need to get off their behinds and out from behind the keyboard, off instagram, Facebook, twitter etc, and actually do something instead of sitting around demanding someone else do something.
Stop accepting that more horrendous incidents like “George Floyd” will happen, get out from behind the keyboard and do something. Stop senseless death like that by taking action, accepting the challenge and fixing things instead of expecting “someone else” to do so.
If you look at our history, we’ve been through some terrible ordeals. This is tough. People are suffering. People are dying. It’s inconvenient from a societal standpoint, from an economic standpoint to go through this, but this is going to be the answer to our problems.
April 1, 2020
So economic devastation, food insecurity and depression is merely “inconvenient”.
I find it funny (in a dark way) that the same idiots at the WHO and CDC who were telling people in January that it wasn’t spreading person to person, who were urging the people of NYC in Feb and early/mid March to go out and mingle, urging Mardi Gras fun, urging Spring Break fun, urging people to not be racist by avoiding going out in early March, and who were telling us in February and March that masks and face coverings wouldn’t help are now are about to change the guidelines to tell everyone to wear them. And that these are the same group of people who are running the CDC and WHO, and in charge of hospitals and hospital systems around the world and around the country, who are in charge of emergency management in every state, (a) weren’t smart enough to replenish supplies at all during 11 years after the H1N1 pandemic, (b) were too stupid to think that they might need to have extra masks, respirators and ventilators on hand when there were plenty of people out there who spent $20 on a box of N95, or N100 respirators at any point in the last 5 years. These same “experts” who are now guiding everyone today and yet were too moronic to be able to think strategically for 4+ decades.
The NY Times and it’s ilk, like Joe Biden, were also calling Trump racist and xenophobic for the late January 2020 travel ban.
New Hampshire Democrats prefer Socialist to Clinton – and Clinton to Trump in the 2016 election. So much for “LIVE FREE OR DIE.” Perhaps New Hampshire needs to change their motto to “Free stuff or die”.
One other question about the so-called “New Hampshire Advantage” in trust law. If you are considering setting up a trust in New Hampshire advantage, make sure you have a flee clause in there because if the state goes left, “free money” from trusts domiciled in NH will no doubt be a big target.
Attorneys and clients who want to use NH for their trust, make sure you are prepared.
However, it should be noted that the same philosophy that is behind Warren’s quest for a wealth tax, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s quest for a 70% top marginal rate is the same ‘You work and toil and earn bread, and I’ll eat it’ philosophy that Lincoln fought in the old Democrat South. Likewise, the same promise of ‘free’ stuff was at the base of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini, and Hitler’s promises when they came to power. (Obviously not the concentration camps.)
GWHB’s heart was in the right place, but not his head and that got him into trouble.
In many ways though he got us where we are today. After the “read my lips” promise being broken and and appointing Justice Souter, he lost a lot of Republicans and their votes. Not to mention giving Sotomayor her start on the Federal bench didn’t help his standing since he appointed a judge that is a racist and sexist by her own statements. And she is anything but unbiased.
His loss of votes due to his betrayal of his promises, gave us Clinton. If he hadn’t betrayed the Republican voters, Clinton would’ve had a hard time winning (if he ran again) in 1996. Perot probably wouldn’t have been as successful in 1992 because Bush would’ve been true to his word and likely he wouldn’t have run in 1996. Likewise, then we probably wouldn’t have had President George W Bush in 2000, and almost definitely not 1996 – the odds of a father-son President in direct succession at that time (or now) seems unlikely. That would’ve meant an 8 year term from 1996-2004 and likely an 8 year term from 2004-2012 which would’ve meant we wouldn’t have had President Obama. And in that case, we probably wouldn’t have a President Trump right now.
Is that how it would’ve panned out? Perhaps, perhaps not, but “little” things like breaking a promise to the nation, no matter whether you are being lied to about it being “good” ripple on down through the decades.
What is disgusting is that when Reagan said “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.”, the US was #1 in freedom around the world, last year the US was #17th! (Or 18th depending on which you follow). A very sad state of affairs. The Founders would be disgusted. (See e.g. Cato https://www.cato.org/blog/new-human-freedom-index-decline-global-freedom or Heritage: https://www.heritage.org/international-economies/commentary/2018-index-economic-freedom. )
In general if you are voting for freedom, you should not be voting Democrat in Florida 2018.
You have a socialist – you work, I’ll eat – running for Governor and it continues on down the Democrat side of the ticket. The socialists, fascists, and communists – any authoritarian – can’t stand freedom and a President who is rolling back taxes, regulations, and government. It might cut off some of their “free” stuff. Here is a clue, nothing is free, you are either paying for it for yourself or using force to make someone else pay for it for you. The Democrat party fought a civil war to defend that in the old South and are still peddling the same abuse of one group for the benefit of another today.
The collectivist authoritarians – fascist, socialist, communist, it doesn’t matter the label – of the left have one goal and it is power over people and their lives. In short, enslaving people to fund their choices and do their bidding at the point of a gun. Their goal is Venezuela, Cuba, Mao’s China, the USSR, Eastern Europe of the 1950s through 1980s etc: anti-liberty prisons where the masses of people are forced to fund a small elite.
Don’t be one of the Left’s useful idiots. Vote freedom.
“Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events.” Abraham Lincoln
“And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly.” – sent to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta by former Clinton administration official Bill Ivey on March 13, 2016.