It is truly amazing that the CDCD has only now discovered that people walking around in the open air basically pose zero chance of spreading COVID. I wonder what they’ll discover tomorrow. Maybe that the absurd masks that people are wearing do absolutely nothing to prevent sub-micron sized virus particles from moving in or out on the air they pass.
In the pharmaceutical industry sterile solutions are maintained bacteria free by using 0.2 micron or maybe 0.1 micron filters to remove the bacteria. But no one pretends that they are excluding viruses. During the final purification of a biological medicine nanofiltration is used to remove viruses. The pore size for these filters is 35 nanometers which is equal to 0.035 micron. And in reality, the viruses can only be filtered because they are first denatured by a change in the pH of the solution. But let’s pretend that 0.035 micron is the filtration size needed. What is the pore size of a bandana or even one of those wonderful hospital masks? Well, assuming that half of the air doesn’t just move through the open sides of the mask where pore size would be measured in centimeters, the pore size of the cloth is more like 10 to 100 microns. So what we’re talking about as a best case is that the openings of the mask are 285 times larger than what is needed to block virus particles.
Senator Rand Paul who is himself a medical doctor has on several occasions harangued Fauci to stop lying about the efficacy of masks and admit it’s just theater. But Fauci will never do it. He is like the village witch doctor shaking a rattle and burning incense to scare away the evil spirits that cause the disease that is afflicting the village. His audience is invested in the lie and to admit now that they’ve suffered through a year of this nonsense and madness for nothing would be to admit they were fools or co-conspirators in the fraud.
But at least now that I’ve had my miracle injections, I am immortal and virtually above the law. I could walk down the street and fire bullets helter-skelter into the crowd and if a policeman tried to stop me I’d merely flash my COVID vaccine card and he’d smile and loan me some rounds for a reload. I’ve already accepted invitations for my first get togethers and am practically giddy with anticipation. I will be breaking bread (and meat) across an indoor table with people I haven’t been face to face with in a year. The fact that I had to be injected with quasi-dangerous pharmaceuticals to do it is an outrage and a crime but since Dementia Joe is now Leader of the Formerly Free World what could I expect?
Recently Camera Girl was listening to some idiotic news show and after hearing the talking heads yammer on about COVID she asked me if the vaccines would be needed every year. I barked out a bitter laugh and said, “Oh absolutely.” I think it’s finally dawning on her and a lot of other people that we are going to be tortured by these idiots from now on.
But I’ll bask in the glory of knowing I’ll be seeing human beings face to face very soon. Small steps, small victories.
Virginia plans to eliminate opportunities for mathematically gifted students to advance before their less intelligent peers. What they want to do is eliminate the varying mathematical subject matter courses and have everyone in the same class. So in 10th grade in the same class the same teacher will try and have some of the smarter kids doing algebra and geometry and the kids who really don’t understand math at all will be cutting and pasting together collages with the names and pictures of female and minority mathematicians who prove that we’re all equally mathematically gifted and so they’ll also get a passing mark. That’s brilliant. Meanwhile all the smart kids that have parents that care about them will be pulled out of public high school by their parents and sent to private school to get an actual education. And everyone else will be reduced to lowest common denominator education.
It’s good that they’re so open about their plans. It makes it much easier to plan how to protect yourself and your family from equity. If you have a grade school kid who can do algebra and trig in sixth grade can you imagine wasting five years of his education while his much less intelligent classmates and even teachers catch up to him? Virginia has just sounded the death knell of their public education system. It must be a proud moment for the Left. Equity Means Punishing the Gifted.
April showers bring May flowers but we had a forecast yesterday, that called for a couple of inches of snow. That seemed uncalled for to me. The tv weather reports have been handed over to the B-Team since the COVID meltdown so I’m never sure anymore if it’s just mopery-dopery or something more fiendish.
These woke times have really shaken my faith in all the institutions. There was a time when you could depend on the tv weather girl to be young, highly attractive and almost disgustingly cheerful as she told you what to expect from the sky over the next 24 hours. Last week I was watching the evening news when a surly middle aged fat woman berated me about the climate. I was pretty shocked. I looked at Camera Girl and said, “What the hell have they done to the weather girl? She’s morbidly obese!” She volunteered hopefully, “Maybe she’s pregnant?” I couldn’t watch. I turned off the tv and stalked off.
Many things have indicated to me that our culture is doomed. But the collapse of the weather girl standard, I believe, is the surest sign of the coming apocalypse. And I’ll know that we’ve reached the final hour when at 7:30 one night the anchor will call out to the weather girl and a fat hairy bald man in a blonde wig and an ill-fitting sun dress will stand in front of the green screen and sashay through an interpretive dance for the forecast. On that day I’ll pack my bags and start driving for Mexico.
Our neighbor to the south may be the land of narcotraficantes, duffel bags full of human heads and Montezuma’s revenge but I’m guessing that they are years behind us in the weather girl appearance death spiral. And if I’m wrong about that I’ll keep heading south until I reach that Shangri-La where a pretty woman in a short tight dress walks me through the barometric and precipitation-based predictions. I don’t much care if she’s a blonde, brunette or red-head. I will keep going south until finally when I reach Tierra del Fuego if I still have to see a guy in a sun-dress I’ll know it’s all over and I’ll swim out to sea heading for Antarctica. Maybe I’m exaggerating. But you get the idea.
Now in case you think I’m a fanatic I want to assure you that I disagree with those countries that have taken the weather girl standard and gone overboard in the other direction. I think it’s Russia or somewhere that has a channel that features naked weather girls. I strongly disagree with this concept. Oversexualizing the weather is wrong. When someone is telling you about the weather you need a certain amount of resistance to what is being said. Here in New England, I often find myself yelling at the weather forecasters male and female. They torture us with absurdly vague and dangerously misleading descriptions of the weather. How can you predict a range of zero to 34 inches of snow and expect not to get death threats? How can you predict torrential rain and then yammer on about the drought warning in the same breath?
But imagine if a naked woman was telling this to you. You’d be powerless to complain. You’d have no choice but to take whatever advice she gave you. You would outfit your car for the morning commute with both an inflatable survival raft and a snow shovel. I need to be able to rail against the weather reader. I can’t allow any kind of sexual quid pro quo to exist. I want them to wear clothes. I only insist that the clothes match the binary tag of their sex chromosomes. Do I ask too much? I think not!
They just don’t make physics geniuses the way they used to. Einstein, Heisenberg and de Broglie took classical Newtonian physics and advanced it to a relativistic quantum mechanical model whose predictions have been confirmed experimentally for a hundred years. Our current field of Sheldon Coopers have posited string theory, dark matter and dark energy to account for their not being able to predict cosmic expansion rates and other astronomical claptrap and not a single observation or experiment has born out any of these pseudoscientific fumblings. They might as well re-introduce the phlogiston theory.
They tell us that the STEM fields are relatively unaffected by the decay that is currently laying waste to academia under the forces of critical race theory and feminism. But I don’t think it’s true. I think theoretical and experimental physics are both suffering from a dearth of high-end talent. Mediocrity seems to have laid claim to science in all its departments and all its geographic locations.
You might think, “So what? We already know so much about the universe why do we need to solve every question?” You’re right we don’t. But what it means is that we’re coasting. It is one of the signs of a decaying civilization when scientific discovery dries up. A more advanced symptom is when we start to lose existing technology.
Both of these symptoms appeared in classical civilization. The Greeks were the beginning of scientific research and the Romans were masters of engineering techniques but both of these pursuits decayed and then slowly were abandoned. We have a long way to go before we are 5th century A.D. Rome but these things happen one step at a time.
Some very smart people have told me that the best minds are being siphoned off to work on artificial intelligence research and hedge fund operations. Maybe this is true. But either way it’s a bad sign when intellectual curiosity has dried up in a society.
Alright enough of the old guy rant. Yes, our current crop of scientists is kind of lame but I have a theory that even though the Renaissance civilization is running out of steam there will be new shoots popping up here and there, wherever innovation and intelligence is rewarded. It won’t be in Harvard or MIT. They have decided to only reward diversity so they’ll be rewarded with plenty of diversity. But it will happen somewhere. And when it does it will sweep the rest of the dying order away very quickly. The West has decided to self-destruct and it will slowly devolve into a medieval feudalism. A new civilization won’t at first be worried about dark energy and dark matter but at some point it will divert some of its wealth and intellect into solving fundamental questions. When that happens I’m sure they’ll bring abler minds to that pursuit than the doofuses we have produced. It is emblematic of our times that the tv show, “The Big Bang Theory” showcases four scientists who spent over a decade working on these theories and accomplished nothing at all except possibly overcoming a few of their long lists of neuroses.
Vox Day links and quotes a very funny article about an outdoor apparel company, North Face, that disdained to treat an oil and gas company with just reasonable courtesy and in turn was exposed for its absurd hypocrisy. I guess North Face wasn’t aware that polymers are almost 100% manufactured out of oil. In fact without petrochemicals we’d all be looking and living like relics from the early 19th century. But woke dolts think all these things they enjoy are made magically from unicorn farts and rainbow penumbras. Sucks being stupid.
This doctor is here telling the US Senate that he has mountains of evidence to prove that the active ingredient in my dog’s heartworm medicine is both, a foolproof prophylactic agent against catching COVID and an almost sure cure for recovering from it. I have to assume that Fauci and the rest of his colleagues are either completely incompetent as doctors or actively working against the interests of the American people. We need a new country.
Tucker Carlson here provides some of the best aggregation of important COVID-19 stories that have been suppressed by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. And he provides very salient commentary on why this is so destructive to our freedoms. This guy is important. We’re lucky he is out there doing this.
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and for the doom and gloomers that has happened. We just passed global COVID-19 peak death.
They can fake it for a while by conflating any death with COVID-19 deaths but even that will get hard to believe even for the people locked in blue states. When New Yorkers start seeing Floridians strolling around on beaches it’s gonna get to be a bit thick. From now on they’re just going to have to attack the President on the economy and he knows how to turn that to his advantage as he works to re-open and revitalize American industry. He’ll blame Nancy Pelosi for not approving unemployment and small business relief and she’ll fold like a cheap suit.
But what will Drudge do? All I can think of is some sort of cross over articles where sexbots infected with COVID-19 disguised as ventilators attack hospital workers like some sort of sleazy direct-to-video terminator plot line. Well Matt Drudge’s got to eat somehow.
I think when the Climate Conference in Madrid became stalemated Greta had her hissy fit about putting all the climate criminals against the wall. But now that it’s collapsed she’s talking about taking a break. Makes sense. Without Obama in the White House Green Power is a dud. Chances of a Nobel Peace Prize seem slim.
But the real Nobel Peace Prize winner straightened it all out, “We have the solutions,” Gore boomed. “They are cheaper than fossil fuels.” Wind and solar are crossing the line of grid parity, he insisted—there would be no stopping them.”
But the article writer even though a greenie sees the light, “in Earth in the Balance, Gore described the internal-combustion engine as a deadlier threat to America than any military foe. Somehow, America has survived it, even with the SUV share of auto sales soaring from 27% to 48% in just nine years. The trend toward clean energy is unstoppable, Gore claimed, but we still need new policies to make it so. A contradiction? For sure.”