Monday, July 6, 2020

FreedomFest 2020 Forced to Cancel



FreedomFest has canceled its 2020 conference which was to be held  July 14 - 17, 2021at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas.

That is the state of Nevada has determined that people of their own free will are not allowed together to attend the event.

It should be noted this is the case despite marauding bans of BLM protesters ignoring such bans across the country without consequence.

The FreedomFest organizers have issued the following statement.


Dear Friend of FreedomFest,

It is with the deepest sadness, regret and outrage that we must announce that the state of Nevada is forcing us to cancel FreedomFest 2020.

For months, we have wrangled with changing regulations, edicts, mandates, requirements and restrictions coming from local, state and federal authorities, all in a valiant effort to stand up for our freedoms and fight back against the rampant authoritarianism that has ballooned in our country and around the world since March.

Every step along the way we adjusted, adapted, innovated and pushed back. There was not a single aspect of the conference planning process that was not affected by the pandemic and Covid-19 lockdown by the government.

At every step of the way, we persevered and we kept making it happen.

Until last Monday night, June 29th, when Gov Sisolak (D-NV) announced that Phase 2 would be extended through the end of July in Las Vegas. This edict effectively outlaws all gatherings over 49 people, which prevents a conference such as FreedomFest from going forward. We immediately went to the commissioners to request a special exception - demonstrating how we had implemented distancing and cleanliness and major adjustments to everything we were doing to make this a safe event in terms of the spread of the virus. The commissioners were completely unyielding, devoted to their absolute control over the health and livelihood of everyone in the state.

If this was our own property, we would have ignored the edict and gone ahead, but we do need to honor the wishes of our contracted partners, including Caesars Entertainment and others. Yet, given the looming labor union strikes, travel restrictions, and other even more stringent regulations on the horizon, we knew that the event we’ve worked so hard to organize, despite all odds, would be impossible to pull off in such a short remaining time frame.

Our greatest disappointment is to let all of YOU down. We organize FreedomFest every year as the meeting place for everyone who loves freedom to come together. It is our passion and our mission. And to be prevented from delivering that to you this year is a massive blow to us. WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. Thank you to each and every one of you for your support of freedom. Thank you for your support of FreedomFest. Thank you for all you do to keep freedom alive today.

It is clear we need it now more than ever.

Moving Forward

Step 1. The Emergency Meeting: The stakes have literally never been higher. Our freedoms, health and livelihoods are all in jeopardy. We want to deliver the Emergency Meeting we promised. If you would like to participate, we're asking for a small voluntary donation to help us bring this together. More details to come - watch your inbox.

Step 2. The Anthem Film Festival: With 30 films selected for screening, this was our most ambitious film festival ever. We will provide you with links to some of our best films so you may watch them at home, and are organizing an online version of the film festival! 

We are very proud of the agenda, sponsors and speaker lineup we put together in the midst of this unprecedented global crisis, and we were excited to share that with everyone. We know that this FreedomFest would have been different, but it also would have been wonderful.

We are deeply committed to taking everything we learned this year, and making next year truly the greatest FreedomFest ever. We have already reached out to every attendee, speaker and sponsor via email to arrange for specific resolutions for this year.

Even though you may not have been able to come this year, we want you to know how much you mean to us. We do what we do everyday with YOU in mind. And we hope
 to see you at the Emergency Meeting next week, as well as next year, July 14-17, for FreedomFest 2021. We invite you to join us.

In the meantime, let’s all do whatever we can - together and individually - to keep fighting for our freedoms and rights. And watch for the FreedomFest Forum, where we will be bringing you even more significant content in the coming weeks and months. 

We may have had to cede this battle, but we cannot let them win the war for our liberty!
In liberty and gratitude,

The Freedom Fest Team

Mark Skousen, Producer
Valerie Durham, Executive Director
Jo Ann Skousen, Anthem Director
Matt Day, Director of Programming
Autumn Skousen, Director of Operations
Nathan Williams, Conference Coordinator
www.freedomfest.com



Note: We will keep you abreast of the Emergency Meeting. -RW

A Response to Carl Bergstrom and His Failure to Understand Risk


By David Burns

Carl Bergstrom is widely considered one of the top American academics regarding Covid 19. He's an adviser to major sports leagues. He writes columns for the NYTimes. His fame has exploded this year.

He's also completely incapable of understanding the basics of risk.

Take this tweet for example (first screenshot). In response to critics who question the need for both social distancing and masks (neither of which are needed anyway for anyone but the absolute highest risk groups), Bergstrom mocks "if parachutes work, why do we need a reserve chute?"





Oh good one, Carl. You got us. Except for your complete lack of understanding of risk. If your parachute fails and you don't have a backup, your chance of death is 100%. If you don't social distance and don't have a mask, your chance of death is infinitesimal. Got that? It's so low you can't even fathom the number.

Carl wants you to think going to the store without a mask on will lead to immediate death to you and everyone around you.


But Stanford scientists have at least tried:



"Methods: We calculate the probability of a confirmed infection, hospitalization, and death resulting from a county-level person-contact using available data on current case incidence, secondary attack rates, infectious periods, asymptomatic infections, and ratios of confirmed infections to hospitalizations and fatalities. Results: Among US counties with populations greater than 500,000 people, during the week ending June 13,2020, the median estimate of the county level probability of a confirmed infection is 1 infection in 40,500 person contacts (Range: 10,100 to 586,000). For a 50 to 64 year-old individual, the median estimate of the county level probability of a hospitalization is 1 in 709,000 person contacts (Range: 177,000 to 10,200,000) and the median estimate of the county level probability of a fatality is 1 in 6,670,000 person contacts (Range 1,680,000 to 97,600.000)"

Oh I'm sure you heard critics like Carl tell you there are "problems" with this study.... Where are their numbers? Carl wants you to think it's 100% chance of death - see his parachute analogy above.

Here's example #2 of Carl's inability to be truthful about the risks of Covid 19. A recent study by the CDC shows infection prevalence among Americans is about 10 times higher than initially expected.

What is Carl’s response to this news?



There are two glaring lies in this tweet, so let’s unpack them both. Lie #1 is that most epidemiologists believed the death rate could be this low (notice how he spreads the range all the way up to 1.0% to cover himself).

But lets focus on the real whopper, that there are 125k deaths to date.  Anyone who says that to you is lying and they know it.  There have been 125k (and growing) Covid-related deaths to date.  It’s very important to understand the distinction.  If every single one of the Covid-related deaths was actually due to coronavirus, then Carl would be right to say the CDC work implies a 0.5% fatality rate. But we know that isn’t the case. How do we know this? Is it a great conspiracy?  No! They told us! The public health officials have been telling us for months that they count everyone who is probable, everyone who tests positive no matter the cause of death. 

If you doubt these public health officials and believe that every single death is caused by coronavirus, in direct opposition to their own on the record statements, then please explain why the All Deaths CDC graph from 2009-2020 looks like this (the trailing line at the end is due to delay in reporting, but the peak has passed and the peak is the interesting aspect of this graph):



But fine, we’ll use 0.5%. We know that skews radically upward for the older population. What does that mean the probable iCFR is for those of us under 60?   What are our chances of getting Covid and dying by just going about our daily lives?  Was it a good idea to dramatically increase the risk of so many other dangers, completely shut down our economy, and make all normal live cease?

Carl Bergstrom thinks so. I think he should quarantine himself and his twitter account and let the adults go back to their lives.

David Burns is a cyber security engineer living in Virginia Beach. He can be reached at dvdburns@gmail.com.

Murray Sabrin Calls on NYC Mayor DeBlasio to Resign



Murray Sabrin sent the following email to New York City Mayor DeBlasio:
I live in a Fort Lee co-op, a short distance from the Hudson River.  For the past few evenings and well into the wee hours of the next day fireworks have exploded constantly in Manhattan.  The loud explosions have sounded like living in a war zone.  As a naturalized citizen (1959) I took an oath to uphold the US Constitution.  You have taken that same oath when you were sworn in twice as Mayor.  The preamble states that we people to form a more perfect union will insure domestic tranquility.  As the chief executive office of the city where I grew up and have been a good New Jersey neighbor for more than 40 years, if you cannot uphold your oath to insure domestic tranquility then I urge you to resign and hand over your office to someone who will uphold the rule of law.


Murray Sabrin, Ph.D.

Sabrin Center for Free Enterprise (founder)Ramapo College of New Jersey www.ramapo.edu/sabrincenter/author, Why The Federal Reserve Sucks: It Causes Inflation, Recessions, Bubbles and Enriches the One Percent whythefedsucks.com
RW comment:

I am not sure what is going on but there have been reports of loud fireworks (M80s?) going off nightly in many large cities. It is certainly occurring in the San Francisco Bay Area in both Oakland and San Francisco.

When I hit the pillow, I go right to sleep but I have had many friends and acquaintances tell me that they have trouble sleeping because of the loud noise. It does sound like a war zone.

It is almost as if they are being set off to disturb the general public.

What gives? What the hell is going on in this country?

Farrakhan Warns: 'Don't Let Them Vaccinate You"'

Louis Farrakhan
In his Fourth of July remarks, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (87) went where few dare to go. He warned about the evil doings of Dr. Fauci and Bill Gates.

He said:
They’re making money now, plotting to give seven billion, five-hundred million people a vaccination. Dr. Fauci, Bill Gates and Melinda — you want to depopulate the Earth. What the hell gave you that right? Who are you to sit down with your billion to talk about who can live, and who should die?
… I say to my brothers and sisters in Africa, if they come up with a vaccine, be careful. Don’t let them vaccinate you with their history of treachery through vaccines, through medication
Clearly very wise words to those sucked in by dread risk fear.

 BTW, Farrakhan is anti-Fed, anti-war and pro-gold

 -RW

Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Dangers of Wearing a Mask

As a follow up to my post, Is Wearing a Mask on Your Face Similar to Drinking Your Own Urine?, watch this, especially the part when Del Bigtree test his 11-year-old son.

 
(via LRC)
I repeat, we have no idea how dangerous masks are and what they are doing to the inside of our bodies. This is human waste of the gaseous form that is being inhaled when a mask is worn.

Pass this post along, the short link is epj.cloud/maskdanger.

 -RW

The Black Power Militia Has Emerged




Things are getting crazy

 Buckle up, I have no idea where this is going.

Note: The tweets which identify this group as the Black Panthers are incorrect. This is the NFAC (Not F*cking Around Coalition).

 -RW

Is Wearing a Mask on Your Face Similar to Drinking Your Own Urine?


The human body is a remarkable machine.

We intake various types of fuels we need and discharge waste.

Waste includes urine, feces and gases.

From the prestigious Cleveland Clinic:
The respiratory system is the network of organs and tissues that help you breathe. It includes your airways, lungs, and blood vessels. The muscles that power your lungs are also part of the respiratory system. These parts work together to move oxygen throughout the body and clean out waste gases like carbon dioxide.
Some ethanol gas also leaves the body, Duke Univesity calls it toxic waste.

I have been unable to find any studies regarding the ramifications of using a mask which results in the inhaling of additional quantities of carbon dioxide and some ethanol into air passageways after it is blocked from leaving the general area of the nose.

Since the body is rejecting these gasses, this would appear to be a very strong signal that, to say the least, they are not helpful for the body.

In a best-case scenario, it may cause us to be mentally less alert. Duke again:
When you exhale, the vaporized ethanol exits the body. This is the same ethanol vapor that is measured by the Breathalyzer™ test to determine whether someone is intoxicated.
Thus, the big question: What is the inhaling of these gas wastes doing to our lungs or other parts of our bodies?

I know for a fact that it is causing blemishes on the faces of those who must wear masks during a work shift. What is it doing to our insides?

It would be interesting to know what the mini-Maos, who are ordering us all to wear masks and thus inhale this waste, have to say about this.

Specifically, how is forcing us to inhale gas waste different from forcing us to drink our own urine or to sprinkle a bit of feces on our food?

 -RW

Also see: The Dangers of Wearing a Mask

Saturday, July 4, 2020

How They Are Manipulating Data to Boost the COVID-19 Infection Count

The below video (one minute long) shows you the new instructions out of the Texas health department on how to count COVID-19 infections. Federal and state health regulatory agencies are notoriously anti-Trump.

 It appears the hysteria being generated by these agencies is designed to make Trump look bad before the upcoming election.

 Never forget that it was Rod Rosenstein's sister that launched the hysteria back in February.

 


Here is the actual PDF.

 -RW

 (via Scott O.)

Yet Another Medical Study on the Nasty Contamination by Respiratory Viruses on Outer Surface of Masks



From NoMask.info:

We've all seen people tug, pull, grab and smear the outside of their facemasks, including mask proponents Trump, Fauci, Newsom, etc.
In a previous post Doctor David Lang of Wisconsin says a face mask is "basically a giant Petri dish you have strapped to your face"
Following is an interesting 2019 medical study which points out the common contamination problems associated with face masks.
"Respiratory pathogens on the outer surface of the used medical masks may result in self- contamination. The risk is higher with longer duration of mask use... Respiratory pathogens may be present on used masks layers and lead to infection of the wearer... While using masks, or during long periods of time of re-using them, these pathogens may cause infection through hand or skin contamination, ingestion, or mucus membrane contact."
Following are more excerpts. The most interesting parts I highlighted in bold text. You can read the full study here.


Contamination by respiratory viruses on outer surface of medical masks used by hospital healthcare workersPage 7 We also aimed to identify the area on the mask surface with maximum respiratory virus concentration. Laboratory based pilot study showed maximum fluorescent contamination on upper sections of the masks, which is also the likely area to be touched on removal. Of the three positive tests in hospital-based pilot study, two samples were positive from outer sections of mask, while one sample was positive from middle section. In the main study we were able to check the location of con- tamination on a quarter of mask samples. Of the 38 mask samples, one or more viruses were isolated from four (10.5%) samples – two from middle section of masks and two from right section of the masks. This presents a large area of potential contamination which place HCW at risk when removing a mask. These data may assist in developing policies on for doffing of masks after encounter with infective cases. As a general rule, HCWs should not reuse masks, should restrict use to less than 6 h and avoid touching the outer surface of mask during doffing, and practice hand hygiene after removal.


Page 6 Theoretically, there may be a risk of infection in wearer if contaminated masks are used for prolonged time. Currently there are no data around risk associated with reuse and extended used of masks and other PPE. One study showed that influenza virus may survive on mask surface and maintained infectivity for at least 8 h [25]. Our study showed very low infection among HCWs who used masks for ≤6 h. High virus positivity on masks samples worn by HCWs who examined > 25 patients, may be due to more frequent clinical contact with infective cases and transfer of more pathogens from patients to mask surface.

Page 7 ConclusionTo maintain the functionality and capacity of the health care workforce during outbreaks or pandemics of emerging infections, HCWs need to be protected. This study provides new data, which will help developing policies for safe workplace environment. The study shows that the prolonged use of medical masks (> 6 h) and frequent clinical contact in healthcare setting increase the risk to health workers through contaminated PPE. Protocols on duration of mask use should specify a maximum time of continuous use.

Page 1 Abstract
Background: Medical masks are commonly used in health care settings to protect healthcare workers (HCWs) from respiratory and other infections. Airborne respiratory pathogens may settle on the surface of used masks layers, resulting in contamination. The main aim of this study was to study the presence of viruses on the surface of medical masks.
Methods: Two pilot studies in laboratory and clinical settings were carried out to determine the areas of masks likely to contain maximum viral particles. A laboratory study using a mannequin and fluorescent spray showed maximum particles concentrated on upper right, middle and left sections of the medical masks. These findings were confirmed through a small clinical study. The main study was then conducted in high-risk wards of three selected hospitals in Beijing China. Participants (n = 148) were asked to wear medical masks for a shift (6–8 h) or as long as they could tolerate. Used samples of medical masks were tested for presence of respiratory viruses in upper sections of the medical masks, in line with the pilot studies.
Results: Overall virus positivity rate was 10.1% (15/148). Commonly isolated viruses from masks samples were adenovirus (n = 7), bocavirus (n = 2), respiratory syncytial virus (n = 2) and influenza virus (n = 2). Virus positivity was significantly higher in masks samples worn for > 6 h (14.1%, 14/99 versus 1.2%, 1/49, OR 7.9, 95% CI 1.01–61.99) and in samples used by participants who examined > 25 patients per day (16.9%, 12/71 versus 3.9%, 3/77, OR 5.02, 95% CI 1.35–18.60).
Most of the participants (83.8%, 124/148) reported at least one problem associated with mask use. Commonly reported problems were pressure on face (16.9%, 25/148), breathing difficulty (12.2%, 18/148), discomfort (9.5% 14/148), trouble communicating with the patient (7.4%, 11/148) and headache (6.1%, 9/148).
Conclusion: Respiratory pathogens on the outer surface of the used medical masks may result in self- contamination. The risk is higher with longer duration of mask use (> 6 h) and with higher rates of clinical contact.
Protocols on duration of mask use should specify a maximum time of continuous use, and should consider guidance in high contact settings. Viruses were isolated from the upper sections of around 10% samples, but other sections of masks may also be contaminated. HCWs should be aware of these risks in order to protect themselves and people around them.
Keywords: Mask, Health care workers, Viruses, Infection control

Virus positivity was significantly higher in masks samples worn for > 6 hours. Most of the participants (83.8%, 124/148) reported at least one problem associated with mask use. Commonly reported problems were pressure on face (16.9%, 25/148), breathing difficulty (12.2%, 18/148), discomfort (9.5% 14/148), trouble communicating with the patient (7.4%, 11/148) and headache (6.1%, 9/148).


Page 2 Reuse and extended use of masks are also common in many parts of the world, particularly during outbreaks and pandemics [8, 9]. Respiratory pathogens may be present on used masks layers and lead to infection of the wearer [10]. In hospital settings, these patho- gens may be generated from breathing, coughing or sneezing patients or during aerosol generating medical procedures [11]. Studies have shown that influenza virus can remain airborne for 3 h after a patient has passed through an emergency department [12]. While using masks, or during long periods of time of re-using them, these pathogens may cause infection through hand or skin contamination, ingestion, or mucus membrane contact [10]

Previous studies show that influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may survive on outer surface of PPE [11–14]. A study showed that influenza viruses may survive on hard surfaces for 24–48 h, on cloth up to 8–12 h and on hands for up to 5 min

Page 2 If health departments do not provide clear guidance on the use of masks in these situations, HCWs may con- tinue using contaminated masks and may get infection [15]. The risk of self-contamination of HCWs is influenced by the mask itself, its shape and properties, and the virus concentration on its surface. To our knowledge, only one study examined the presence of contamination on mask and various bacteria were isolated from outer surface of medical masks [16].
The main aim of this study was to study the level of contamination on the surface of medical masks.

Page 2 The aim of this pilot study was to identify areas of maximum virus concentration on the surface of masks...In all three experiments, most particles were concentrated on upper right, middle and left sections of the masks (Figs. 1 and 2).

Currently there is very limited data on testing of masks surface for presence of pathogens. In previous studies influenza virus was detected on over 50% of the fomites tested in community settings during influenza season [17]
-RW

Berenson: Coronavirus Spike Means ‘Very Little’

Alex Berenson, author of Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 1: Introduction and Death Counts and Estimates, has been the most analytical and rational in discussing COVID-19.

He speaks the truth as to what he knows and explains the limitations of what he knows.


 

  -RW

The War Governor Abbott Has Declared on the Citizens of Texas

Greg Abbott
By Daniel McAdams

On Thursday Texas Governor  (R) issued yet another executive order on the coronavirus outbreak - while the Texas state legislature continues slumbering while collecting paychecks for no work. 

The mainstream media, predictably, is mis-reporting the executive order as a "statewide face covering requirement for Texans."

It is no such thing. However, it is worded in such an obtuse manner that this misinterpretation of the executive order will likely be universal in Texas. 

Here is the important part of the order:

Every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household; provided, however, that this face-covering requirement does not apply to the following...
That comma after the word "space" is essential. It establishes "outdoor public space" as a clause within the sentence, meaning both indoor AND outdoor are covered by the exception "wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing." This is critically important, as it means even in stores or other indoor spaces masks are not required as long as it is possible to "social distance." That would include every grocery store and reasonably-sized commercial establishment.

In other words, this order was purposely written to be misinterpreted! Perception is 99 percent of reality, particularly among county and local officials who will mis-read this (probably intentionally) as a green light to crack down hard. Abbott is not mandating face masks outdoors or even indoors or even in commercial entities. But his order is worded in such a purposely weasel-like manner that it will be universally accepted and reported as such. It is already being so reported.


Section Sec. 418.014.C of the Texas legal code states that a governor-declared state of emergency can only last for 30 days. The governor has the authority to extend that state of emergency, but he is subject to the actions of the legislature. As the code states. "The legislature by law may terminate a state of disaster at any time. On termination by the legislature, the governor shall issue an executive order ending the state of disaster."

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick loves to bluster about being a champion of civil liberties, recently blasting the hapless Dr. Fauci to earn red meat political points. But unfortunately then it comes to actually standing up for Texans who are seeing their livelihoods destroyed, who are seeing their civil liberties trampled, who are seeing an out-of-control governor ruling by decree in a manner that would have made King George blush, he's "all hat, no cattle" as we say here in Texas.

In Texas the Lt. Governor wields extraordinary power over the state's legislative body and could call the Texas Senate back into session to begin the process of ending Governor Abbott's insane power grab.

But thus far that former radio personality has done little more than preen in front of the microphone.

As we very clearly explain in today's Ron Paul Liberty Report, the reason for the "spike" in Texas covid cases is a massive ramping up in testing ("Come one come all, it's free!!!!!") and an extraordinary re-definition of what it means to be "covid positive" that was implemented by Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in mid-May. Texas county and local officials expressed concern that ramping up testing and lowering the threshold to declaring "probable" covid cases (with no testing) as actual "covid cases" would lead to a mass spike in Texas. Turns out they were right.

Classifying all those seeking delayed surgeries and other medical procedures as "covid cases" even if not sick only makes the situation in Texas seem worse. 

Many honest Texas officials saw the "second wave" spike coming because they saw how the game was being rigged. But Abbott fell for it and he has declared war on Texans and on liberty.

This is not rocket science. Politics is at play in the "second wave" coronavirus in Texas and elected officials are either too dense or too corrupt to take a stand for truth.


Daniel McAdams is the Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

The above originally appeared at the Ron Paul Institute.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Tomorrow Should Be the Day

Roger Stone
Roger Stone has been ordered to report to prison in just 11 days.

President Trump should pardon him on Saturday in the middle of this Independence Day weekend. It is the decent thing to do for Stone and the republic.

Stone has been a loyal soldier to Trump. He has never once said a negative word though under enormous pressure from the anti-Trump establishment to do so.

And It should not be forgotten by Trump that it is the establishment crowd, that is going after Trump, that is also going after Stone.

Stone has been courageous in fighting the anti-freedom establishment.

He is fearless.

This is just some of his track record in going up against the ruling elite:
No one can match this. Bush, Clinton---Stone has taken them all on.

By pardoning Stone, Trump can stick it to the establishment once more and signal to the world that he is not done.

As John Wayne once said, “When you stop fighting, that’s death.”

Trump should not stop fighting now. Of all days, a day on Independence weekend would hit the sweet spot. He should send a roundhouse punch right into the face of the crooked, dishonest, weak establishment and pardon Roger Stone.

-RW

Anti-Beach Lockdown Autonomous Zone Established On Venice Beach




This is awesome.


 An “Independence Day Autonomous Zone” has been established on Venice Beach in Los Angeles to highlight the state and city’s new draconian and hypocritical lockdown restrictions. Venice Beach, along with several other beaches in Southern California, have been closed by the county during Independence Day weekend in an effort to “slow the spread” of  COVID-19


A massive 30 foot long banner has been placed across the beach declaring the area free from the county’s beach closure orders (see above)
The Autonomous Zone is led by guerilla journalists and podcasters Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney.

 “Governor Newsom and Mayor Garcetti have encouraged and even participated in mass protests with thousands of people in the streets.  They’ve allowed looters and rioters to overwhelm many of California’s biggest cities and Mayor Garcetti even joined thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters in a protest without wearing a mask.  If Garcetti can protest with a crowd, families can go to the beach,” McAleer said.

McAleer said the “Autonomous Zone” is a piece of opinion journalism and that the banner is a play on the Black Lives Matter protests and autonomous zones that have been staged across the country with little condemnation from politicians and public health officials.

“Eric Garcetti took part in a protest without a mask. Over 1200 “Public Health Officials” signed a letter saying that it was okay for Black Lives Matter protests to go ahead while at the same time that they were closing down businesses and families wanting to enjoy the beach. If it is okay to be at a protest then there is no scientific evidence that suggests that Californians should be banned from the beach on Independence Day weekend,” said Phelim McAleer

McAleer noted that the beach closures were more about optics than about science, “Closing the beach isn’t about saving lives -- it’s about stopping the pictures of ‘packed beaches’ from overwhelming social media and embarrassing our politicians.  We believe that policy decisions should be based on science and not spin.  That’s why we will create an ‘Independence Day Autonomous Zone’ on the beach so families can enjoy their weekend outdoors if they choose.”

-RW

Marcellus Wiley on the Black Lives Matter Organization


This is very impressive.

The 10-year NFL player Marcellus Wiley gets it right and is not afraid to tell it like it is.


Wiley grew up in Compton, California.

BTW, he was drafted out of  Columbia University.


-RW

This is the Most Exciting Thing I Have Seen Since the Start of the Lockdowns

Dr. Pamela Popper does not appear to be a friend of government intervention, at least not in the medical sector.

 I am going to be doing more research on her background and views but for right now I have to applaud the vaccine freedom movement she is starting.

 It makes a lot of sense from a strategic and tactical perspective. She is doing this right.

 Here is the video she just put out. This could be the start of the counter-revolution against the general madness that is going on in the country right now.

 


-RW

 (ht Dr. Michael Edelstein)

Large Gatherings Banned in Los Angeles, Except Black Lives Matters Protests

Look, it is obvious this is all political and has nothing to do with protecting the people.

Top scientists will tell you there is nothing in science that supports these draconian lockdown orders that are being given by mini-Maos.


-RW

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Major League Baseball Has Lost Its Mind...

...instead of allowing me to attend a game, I am going to be allowed (at a price) to have a cutout of me at the game.

I just received this from the Oakland Athletics:


A's fan, 
Don't miss your chance to be at the Oakland Coliseum this season. In accordance with local health and safety guidelines, unfortunately fans will not be permitted to attend games, however, you can still grab a seat at the game with our Coliseum Cutouts program. Upload a photo of yourself in A's gear and you may spot yourself in the stands while watching games on TV this season.

You can purchase a cutout for $89 per cutout or a special Foul Ball Zone cutout for $129. If a Foul Ball Zone cutout gets hit with a foul ball, we will send you that ball. Plus, with every purchase of a cutout, you’ll also receive two complimentary tickets to our first exhibition game at the Coliseum during the 2021 season. Proceeds from Coliseum Cutouts benefit the Oakland A's Community Fund.

Coliseum Cutouts will be authenticated and recognized by MLB as official "virtual fans." Due to limitations, not all sections and rows are available for this program and we cannot accommodate seat requests. Your cutout will remain in the ballpark for the 2020 regular season and you'll have an option to pick it up following the season. Please note, we cannot guarantee the condition of your cutout after exposure to weather and outdoor elements.
For best practices on submitting your photo, please reference our Photo Submission Guide.
Buy Your Coliseum Cutout

Once you receive the link in your confirmation email at the completion of your purchase, please upload your photo online. If you complete your purchase and upload your photo by July 5, the higher the likelihood we can install them before the first home game.
While it won't be the same without you there, we're excited to highlight the best fans in baseball during this memorable season. Thanks for your support.

Play ball,
Dave Kaval
Oakland A's President

Nothing from the San Francisco Giants yet. I will keep you posted.

-RW