Saturday, November 28, 2020
I needed a new belt. My old one was falling apart. I was tired of pulling up my pants. I looked online. Kohl's, which is near my apartment, had belts on sale. So, off I went.
The place was packed. I knew what I wanted, but I didn't know where it was. I'd never shopped here before. The staff was very polite and cheerful; however, the customers were not.
People were pushing and shoving. One woman all but drove me down with a stroller. She came right at me and seemed surprised that I didn't back down. I told her, "Get the hell out of my way." She skirted around me.
I finally found the men's belts (in three different locations). I got my belt and checked out. Outside, some asshole ignored the stop signs and nearly ran over some shoppers. Merry Christmas.
Landmark legal ruling finds that Covid tests are not fit for purpose. So what do the MSM do? They ignore it
|A member of the medical personnel performs a PCR test amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Charleroi, Belgium, November 5, 2020 © REUTERS / Yves Herman|
By Peter Andrews, Irish science journalist and writer based in London. He has a background in life sciences, and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in genetics.
Earlier this month, Portuguese judges upheld a decision from a lower court that found the forced quarantine of four holidaymakers to be unlawful. The case centred on the reliability (or lack thereof) of Covid-19 PCR tests.
The verdict, delivered on November 11, followed an appeal against a writ of habeas corpus filed by four Germans against the Azores Regional Health Authority. This body had been appealing a ruling from a lower court which had found in favour of the tourists, who claimed that they were illegally confined to a hotel without their consent. The tourists were ordered to stay in the hotel over the summer after one of them tested positive for coronavirus in a PCR test - the other three were labelled close contacts and therefore made to quarantine as well.
Unreliable, with a strong chance of false positives
The deliberation of the Lisbon Appeal Court is comprehensive and fascinating. It ruled that the Azores Regional Health Authority had violated both Portuguese and international law by confining the Germans to the hotel. The judges also said that only a doctor can “diagnose” someone with a disease, and were critical of the fact that they were apparently never assessed by one.
The conclusion of their 34-page ruling included the following: “In view of current scientific evidence, this test shows itself to be unable to determine beyond reasonable doubt that such positivity corresponds, in fact, to the infection of a person by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.” They were also scathing about the reliability of the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, the most commonly used check for Covid.
In the eyes of this court, then, a positive test does not correspond to a Covid case. The two most important reasons for this, said the judges, are that, “the test’s reliability depends on the number of cycles used’’ and that “the test’s reliability depends on the viral load present.’’ In other words, there are simply too many unknowns surrounding PCR testing.
HERE WE GO AGAIN
Usually, you become president before the crazy starts. But Biden still has weeks to go till he assumes office.
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Joe Biden isn’t president yet. But his incoming White House already has its first conspiracy theory to deal with.
It goes by the tag the “Great Reset” and under its construct a wild dystopian future is in store. The coronavirus pandemic is merely a means to enslave humanity and end capitalism. Biden’s “Build Back Better” slogan is really a cover for nefarious plotting of a global cabal from Davos, Switzerland, intent on abolishing private property and building prison camps for the dissenters who refuse to accept microchips that will read their thoughts. Even Grover from Sesame Street might be involved.