Friday, February 26, 2021
#6: Man, on bail for attempted murder and robbery, charged with killing woman while speeding away from police traffic stop
|Isaac Wade | CPD|
Virus Mania: How the Medical Industry Continually Invents Epidemics, Making Billion-Dollar Profits At Our Expense
A daily scan through the news gives the impression that the world is constantly invaded by virus epidemics. The latest headlines feature the human papillomavirus (HPV) alleged to cause cervical cancer and the avian flu virus, H5N1. The public is also continually terrorized by reports about SARS, BSE, hepatitis C, AIDS, Ebola, and polio. However, this virus mayhem ignores very basic scientific facts: the existence, the pathogenicity and the deadly effects of these agents have never been proven. The authors of Virus Mania, journalist Torsten Engelbrecht and doctor of internal medicine Claus Köhnlein, show that these alleged contagious agents are, in fact, particles produced by the cells themselves as a consequence of certain stress factors such as drugs, malnutrition, pesticides and heavy metals.
The central aim of this book is to steer the discussion back to a real scientific debate and put medicine back on the path of an impartial analysis of the facts. It will put medical experiments, clinical trials, statistics and government policies under the microscope, revealing that the people charged with protecting our health and safety have deviated from this path. To substantiate these statements, the authors cite dozens of highly renowned scientists and present approximately 1,100 pertinent scientific references.
A Better Mount Pleasant Observes a Pattern of Bullshit! Way to go Village Idiot and President David De Goof and suck-up/car parts salesman Claude Leach!
Biden’s transgender assistant health secretary nominee REFUSES questions on child sex changes in confirmation hearing
|(L) Rand Paul © Reuters / Tom Brenner; (R) Rachel Levine © Reuters / Caroline Brehman|
Dr. Richard Levine had a long and successful career as a pediatrician before undergoing gender reassignment surgery in 2011 and taking the name Rachel. Since then, Rachel Levine has transitioned to politics, becoming Pennsylvania’s health secretary in 2017, before being tapped by President Biden earlier this month to become the next US Assistant Secretary for Health, as well as the highest-ranked transgender person in the federal government.
Biden has repeatedly boasted about his diverse cabinet, which he said “looks like America.” However, Levine’s nomination hasn’t been universally hailed. During her confirmation hearing on Thursday, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) took her to task over her support for sex changes for transgender children.
After comparing transgender surgery to “genital mutilation,” Paul asked Levine whether she believes “that minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one’s sex?”
Levine dodged, telling Paul that “transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field,” and that she’d be happy to talk the issue through with the Kentucky Republican – after being confirmed to the job.
Paul pressed on. “Do you support the government intervening to override the parents’ consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and/or amputation of breasts and genitalia?” he asked, to which Levine gave the same response.
Levine has not publicly supported surgery for every child who believes that they are transgender. However, she has made social media posts supporting the provision of puberty blocking drugs to children, and during a 2017 speech at Franklin & Marshall College advocated cross-gender hormone treatment for 14-year-olds, and in some cases an “accelerated” path to surgery.
Citing statistics from the UK which showed three-year-olds receiving treatment in transgender clinics, Paul said “we should be outraged that someone is talking to a three-year-old about changing their sex!”
Read and see more: https://www.rt.com/usa/516599-rand-paul-rachel-levine/
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Tension is growing in the Wisconsin State Capitol as some Republican lawmakers refuse to wear face masks
MADISON – A year into the coronavirus pandemic, Wisconsin lawmakers are still debating face masks.
Republicans who control the state Legislature are pushing their colleagues to debate and vote on legislation in person but won't require everyone to wear face masks — an environment Democrats are warning could put those who visit and work in the state Capitol at risk.
The inconsistent mask-wearing while the coronavirus pandemic persists is emerging as a flashpoint between Democratic lawmakers who want all members to wear face coverings at all times until everyone is vaccinated and some Republicans who refuse to wear them.
The tension spiked last week on the Senate chamber floor when Republican leaders of the state Senate refused to allow Democratic members to participate virtually and did not require the body to wear masks while sitting and bellowing together in one space.
drove away. He later told law enforcement that he thought he had hit a deer on his way home from an alcohol-fueled event (he says he wasn’t drinking!). Last week, prosecutors announced that they were only pursuing misdemeanor charges against the state’s top cop because accountability does not exist in this dojo. It was already shocking that the state attorney general was going to skate on a hit and run, but evidence released today makes it utterly insane that any prosecutor would shy away from this case.
The restraint that prosecutors can exercise when they’re trying to protect their own never ceases to amaze.
Dear Mr. Jarstad,
A couple of mistakes in this piece. I teach art history and humanities, not art, and I approached the Mayor to discuss generalized plans to work together on Racine buildings in general - to identify those that need watching and supporting, to get onto the same page about how to do that, and to prevent exactly this kind of thing from springing up. It had not come under my radar when I first tried to talk to him in October last year - completely unsuccessfully so far. I have also, over years, sought to be in constructive contact with the Chief Building Inspector for the same reasons - to know what the City needs from us in order to maintain good buildings - but he has rebuffed all attempts to make contact. In fact, I now wonder if either of them have ever read a word of what I wrote to them.
Perhaps it would be good if they remembered that they are city officials who are answerable to the city residents who elected them and pay them. We can surely expect at least the courtesy of being heard and given a relevant response.
Interesting to note that neither the Mayor nor the Chief Building Inspector was present today to superintend the safe removal of a building they have labeled a "known hazard" and such a huge liability for the City that they would not consider owning it for a second. According to Mr. Plaski, it is the worst building he's been in for thirty years - and yet I'm told that Horlick and Ajax were both a great deal worse. Makes you wonder what kinds of building Mr. Plaski has so proudly torn down among his vaunted 600?
Worse still, the local residents were not informed about the raze and we met one lady who had to beg to get her car out from the razing zone. And then AT&T turned up, having, apparently not been informed about the raze either and bringing everything to a temporary halt while they considered an electric pole with some live wires hitched the the building to be razed. Another member of our group overheard members of the DNR say that they had not been notified of the asbestos abatement and that they could see there was still asbestos in the building.
So now, who is the crackpot here? The person who wants to save a potentially lovely building for the future, and who was involved in raising significantly more in pledges than this article indicates (we could have covered the exterior repairs)? Or the paid officials who apparently have dropped the ball every step of the way?
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
The Foxconn Technology Group might build electric cars at its facility in Mount Pleasant, after the announcement of a new partnership with a startup California car company.
On Wednesday, Foxconn announced it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with electric car startup Fisker to build an electric vehicle.
The agreement was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Although the location of where these vehicles will be produced has not been revealed, Fisker's chairman and chief executive Henrik Fisker, told the Journal that Foxconn's property in Wisconsin would be an "obvious" choice.
“They’ve got a factory there and quite a lot of land with quite a lot of possibility for expansion,” Fisker said. “We haven’t made a final decision on that but that’s an obvious one.”
Fisker could not immediately be reached for comment.
In a statement to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Foxconn did not specifically say that the project would eventually find a home at its facilities in Mount Pleasant, but the company did not dismiss the possibility.
State health officials say they are ready to move forward with the second half of Phase 1B next week — and educators will be first in line.
Now that nearly half of Wisconsinites ages 65 and up have received their first dose of vaccine, "we are definitely moving forward with March 1," DHS deputy secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk said at a press briefing Tuesday.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is encouraging providers to vaccinate people in Phase 1B based on a specific order established last month when the department finalized which groups would be eligible for the phase. The groups, in priority order, are:
- Education and child care workers
- People in Medicaid long-term care programs such as IRIS and Family Care
- Public-facing essential workers, such as 911 operators, public transit workers, utility workers and food supply chain workers, including agricultural workers and retail food workers
- Non-frontline health care personnel
- People in congregate living, such as those in mental health institutions or people who are incarcerated
- Mink husbandry workers
Some advocates have questioned how groups were prioritized. Disability Rights Wisconsin attorney Mitchell Hagopian, who sits on the DHS volunteer vaccine advisory committee, said state health officials ranked the sub-groups in Phase 1B without input from the committee.