Monday, May 4, 2020

The Third Wave of America’s Destruction


We are currently in the third wave of the left’s attempts to totally deconstruct America into the image of the leftist utopia. There is no love of this country or its traditions or its Constitution among the left. Remaking it into a radical ideologue hellhole is their only objective.

The impoverished and criminals are sacrosanct and must be preserved. They enable the corruption and absolute power the left craves. Two classes, the rulers and the ruled are the society that are required. This is absolute evil, and it is the way the world has functioned for centuries. They have history on their side.

America has been the prime exception to this history. Personal freedom and free markets have made this the greatest economy and the greatest civilization in the history of mankind. We have defeated fascism and communism. Without us, the world would be an unbearably horrible place to live. It is only because we love God and freedom. That’s it.

Since 2016, there have been three mortal attacks against these beliefs. The left has attempted to continue Obama’s (and Soros’s) transformation of America away from its destiny as a savior of humanity, into a prison of slaves ruled by their elitist masters.

The first attack was a continuation of Obama’s weaponization of the government, in orchestrating a coup d'├ętat against the newly elected president. This started with the attempt to subvert the electoral college by threatening the delegates. It ended with the Mueller investigation, the most corrupt government enterprise in American history. It failed, but it distracted the administration and delayed enacting needed policy.

The second wave was the impeachment of the president by the House of Representatives, based on zero evidence. From falsified testimony (called satire) from Rep. Adam Schiff to phony “whistleblowers”, whose testimony was taken in secret and withheld from the public, this was an obvious sham from the start, and quickly killed in the Senate. But the damage was done. More distraction and delay.

The third wave is not the coronavirus, but the reaction of the left. They desperately need to destroy the American economy and American lives and livelihoods in order to enact their agenda by any means necessary. It is very obvious that the governors and mayors of red (conservative) states want to save small businesses and local economies by opening them up.

Blue (leftist-run) states want to kill their economies and the middle class in their states to create economic chaos, which they believe will facilitate the election of more leftists, including a socialist-friendly president.

In the movie “Independence Day”, president Bill Pullman asked the alien, “What do you want us to do?” “We want you to die”, was the reply. This is the position of the left in America.

There is no negotiation, there is no compromise. It is one or the other.

Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Noted Actor Attacked By Giant Mutated Coronavirus

Actor Patrick McGoohan was driving alone on a Southern California beach, when he was viciously attacked by an oversized COVID-19.  This dramatic video was taken as the incident occurred, showing the potentially deadly effects of the Wuhan virus.  It also vividly demonstrates what a cheesy Chinese knock-off this virus actually appears to be.

This is an obviously dangerous mutation of COVID-19 that is currently patrolling the perimeters of our neighborhoods. It is preventing us from leaving our houses and apartments, making us literally prisoners in our own homes.

It has been learned that Mr. McGoohan actually passed away in 2009.  In order to maintain consistency with current medical practice, his death certificate will be updated with COVID-19 listed as the cause of death.

Post-mortem updates of death certificates to include COVID-19 as the primary cause are becoming more common in Democrat-controlled states, where many are still simultaneously voting in elections.

Angel

   

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Will Ramadan Force States To Declare An End To The Virus Crisis?

As the Muslim celebration of Ramadan arrives (April 23 to May 23), many of the faithful will expect to attend worship services at their local mosques. Will local and state governments treat Muslim worshipers at Ramadan the same as they treated Christian worshipers at Easter?

Will officials arrest Imams for holding services as they did to a Christian pastor in Tampa? How likely is it that Kentucky officials will sprinkle nails in mosque parking lots and take license plate numbers of worshipers? Will NYC mayor DeBlasio threaten to permanently shut down mosques as he did Christian churches and Jewish synagogues if they dare to hold services?

And then there is the case of “the worst governor in America”, Gretchen Whitmer. Banning the sale of vegetable seeds and American flags and making it illegal to drive across the state, but allowing abortions as an “essential service”, she has wielded the most dictatorial powers of any governor. How will she deal with the huge Muslim enclaves in Dearborn and Ann Arbor as Ramadan arrives?

Perhaps the gathering throngs at Ramadan will influence local Democrat-controlled governments to open up the lock-down on everyone, or be forced to explain the disparity between treatment of Muslims vs. Christians and Jews. The hypocrisy revealed at that point would be staggering. President Trump will have no problem pointing this out to everyone.

There is a good possibility they will instead declare the virus crisis essentially over, and begin to open churches and businesses back up rather than put their true hatred of Christians and Jews on display.

Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The DeBlasio "Snitch On Your Neighbor" Program
























The mayor explains how to take a picture of suspected miscreants not properly socially distancing and send it to him, in an article by Sundance.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Are Medical Errors Being Classified As COVID Deaths?

Many years ago, one of my responsibilities working for a medical device manufacturer was to investigate deaths and serious injuries associated with our hemodialysis machines in accordance with the FDA’s Medical Device Reporting (MDR) requirement.

Sometimes deaths were due to instrument failures, but more frequently they were caused by a human error or instrument misuse. I investigated one such case where a string of patient deaths occurred in a relatively short period of time at a particular chain of dialysis centers. All the deaths occurred during or shortly after the dialysis treatment.

At one of the clinics where three deaths were reported, I met with the CEO/owner of the dialysis center chain. He was also its Chief Nephrologist. In examining the machines, I noticed that every blood pump had been cranked up to maximum speed. I reported this to him, mentioning that some dialysis patients cannot tolerate the high blood flow rate, particularly those with heart disease. All of the patients who died had a history of coronary problems.

An unfortunate trend was growing at the time toward “rapid dialysis”, where the treatments were shortened and sped up in order to treat more patients per day, thereby increasing dialysis center
profits (and shortening patients’ lives). The CEO shrugged off my concern, saying he had already signed their death certificates, listing “natural causes” as cause of death.

As Chief Nephrologist, no one would question his word. Dialysis patients are very frail, their kidney failure almost always associated with chronic comorbidities such as cancer, heart disease, or diabetes. I reported the deaths to the FDA as “operator misuse”, but that was as far as it would go. “Rapid dialysis” was a recognized prescribed treatment, and the FDA does not regulate the professional judgment of physicians. (Subsequent clinical studies have discouraged this treatment practice.)

Similarly, there are no checks or balances on the reporting of deaths attributed to COVID-19, a.k.a. the Wuhan Flu. No test for the virus is required as verification to the cause of death listed on each death certificate. The physician’s word and signature are all that are required.

The incentives and potential for abuse of this practice are tremendous. “Medical errors” is the third largest cause of death in the United States, right after heart disease and cancer. Coincidentally, cardiologists are reporting an amazing 40% to 60% reduction in heart disease so far this year, with deaths plummeting.

There are normally over 600,000 deaths due to heart disease each year and only 17,000 deaths so far from COVID. If this reduction holds true we should see a huge decrease in the overall US death rate and a dramatic rise in life expectancy this year. And yet pundits in the leftist media are spreading panic about supposed body bag shortages and mass graves being dug. The truth will soon become apparent, assuming the data is not corrupt. But data corruption could be happening.

With thousands of new ventilators arriving a hospitals, some made in China and others made in automobile factories, the odds of instrument failures from manufacturing issues and errors by poorly-trained operators are greatly increased. Normally, the death rate for patients on ventilators is 40% to 50%. New York City hospitals are currently reporting an 80% death rate on ventilators. Can this difference be entirely attributable to the virus? That is highly doubtful. Having also investigated patient deaths while being treated on ventilators, I can attest that many are caused by instrument failure and operator error.

The normally high incidence of medical errors, many resulting in malpractice lawsuits, is exacerbated by the pandemic crisis. With the urgent requirement for additional medical equipment, doctors, nurses, and medical technicians, combined with the compressed time for adequate training, the number of errors should be significantly increasing. It will be interesting to see if this is reflected in the statistics, or if it mysteriously declines like the rate of heart disease deaths this year.

Increased incentive to misdiagnose is provided by Medicare, which pays hospitals an additional $13,000 for each COVID-19 patient, and an additional $39,000 per COVID-19 patient on a ventilator. Physicians are being officially coached in writing by HHS on how to fill out death certificates indicating the COVID virus as the cause of death with no physical evidence required.

The temptations loom large for physicians to fudge or outright falsify death certificates, blaming the COVID virus to hide malpractice and medical errors. The chances of getting caught and punished are minuscule to none.

In any profession, there are those who are ethically-challenged. But doctors who intentionally falsify death certificates are not only artificially inflating the COVID death rate, they are participating in the killing of America by helping prolong the shut-down.

Andrew Thomas

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Continuing the Economic Lockdown of America Makes No Sense

A very good guest article in WUWT, "Flattening The Curve", provides a statistical analysis and a rationale for the best course for the country going forward.  Keeping schools closed (until an effective treatment or vaccine is found), self-isolation for the sick and elderly, and maintaining personal hygiene measures, while immediately opening up businesses and the overall economy provides the most optimal cost/benefit ratio with no increase in the potential death rate.

President Trump needs to read this article.

Angel

Monday, March 30, 2020

We're All Germophobes Now


After 9/11, life in America changed in significant ways. Assumptions of our safety and security were shaken to their roots. Our behavior and our beliefs were greatly modified.

Air travel was completely transformed, as well as security measures in our buildings, sporting events, and schools. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its sub-agency, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) were created. Our freedoms and privacy were negatively altered with the introduction of the Patriot Act. Our heightened fear resulted in increased government authority.

What will our post-Wuhan world look like? When we emerge from our erstwhile sanctuaries like nuclear war survivors coming out of their bomb shelters, will everything appear the same, or will it be a barren, post-apocalyptic landscape (metaphorically speaking, of course)? A lot depends on how long our self-imposed national quarantine continues.

We are witnessing another 9/11-esque event, with economic structures crumbling in slow-motion all over the country. When we wander through our towns in the aftermath, many of our favorite shops and restaurants will be gone. Our personal situations, investments, and incomes will be negatively impacted.

No matter what happens at this point, some things will never be the same. For one, we are all transforming into germophobes. This will result in numerous cascading effects in our lives.

Our collective consciousness on personal hygiene and cleanliness has been permanently raised. Most of us are experiencing a heightened awareness and an altered kinetic feedback affect toward shaking hands, touching our face, licking our fingers, and “social distancing”.

Hand sanitizers will likely be standard accessories in homes and automobiles from this point on into the future. Sanitizing wipes will be used more frequently. Our motor learning reflexes have been re-tuned to urge us to wash our hands more often, especially after touching potentially contaminated objects like public door handles and stair rails.

More people are likely to turn into “Monk”, the fictional multi-phobic detective on the television series of the same name. Played by Tony Shalhoub, Monk lived in constant fear of germs. He would never get near anything he perceived as dirty or anyone who was sick. If he was forced to shake hands with someone, he would immediately shout for “a wipe” from his assistant. I thought his behavior was extremely neurotic (and funny), but now I’m not so sure.

The Japanese have been culturally programmed on hygiene for generations, particularly in food preparation and serving. Shoes must be removed before entering traditional Japanese restaurant rooms (and hospitals, where sanitized sandals are provided). Contamination of cooking utensils, kitchen areas, and eating surfaces is strictly verboten. I once sat down in a casual airport restaurant in Tokyo, putting my shopping bag on the dining table. You wouldn’t believe the horrified looks on the waiters’ faces as they ran toward me to take the bag off of the table.

Most, if not all Catholic churches no longer share the “Blood of Christ” communal chalice among the congregants during Mass. The holy water receptacles at church entrances are dry. The shaking of hands after the Apostles’ Creed has been eliminated and will stay that way. (No loss there. I always hated it when the guy behind me was sneezing and coughing into his hands before the Greeting.)

Social media and video communications are on the rise due to the need for social distancing and to avoid unnecessary travel. This will most likely continue increasing in popularity over personal interactions after the crisis is over.

As a result, the university system in America may face permanent disruption when more students turn to alternate learning platforms. And it will be much harder for professors to spew their leftist propaganda over internet connections, where their indoctrination sessions become more visible. I won’t be crying over the downsizing of excessively wealthy leftist-controlled ivy league schools.

This past week, my granddaughter in her school program for three-year-olds had several video classroom sessions in lieu of physical classes. She also went on a virtual class field trip to a butterfly zoo and a virtual play-date with a friend. Next month when she turns four, her parents are planning a virtual birthday party with friends and relatives Skyping in. What a brave new world evolving before our eyes, for better or worse.

Delivery and pick-up services from restaurants and grocery stores will continue to be booming businesses. They are already gaining incredible popularity during this crisis period. Online providers like Amazon are getting swamped with orders as well. Avoiding crowded restaurants and retail stores will increasingly be imprinted into our psyches.

Crowded cities may also be increasingly less desirable habitats, contrary to the wishes of Green New Deal advocates. Their goal is to eliminate private transportation by cramming everyone from the countryside and suburbs into mega-cities. This also includes the homeless, whose unsanitary and disease-spreading presence will be less tolerable.

Unfortunately, as a consequence of this high density living the wealthier residents of NYC are rapidly fleeing like rats from a sinking plague ship to South Florida and the NY Catskills, bringing the contagion with them.

Many are also waking up to the dangerous myth of a perfect world with open borders. Apparently, millions of “racists” and “xenophobes” are being spontaneously generated around the globe, as more citizens and their governments become advocates of strong borders. Suddenly all nations, including the states within the EU, are realizing the critical importance of border security in light of pandemic vulnerability. Hopefully the lesson will stick.

My wife’s brilliant thought today (no sarcasm intended) was her belief that RV’s will become even more popular, as fewer people will want to fly in germ-ridden planes or be exposed to all of the potential foreign contaminants lurking in hotel rooms. Maybe we will need to sell our Hilton stock (like hedge fund manager Bill Ackman recommended in his fear-mongering tirade that tanked the market while he walked away with $2.6 billion), and buy an RV park.

It’s a well-known fact that the most germ-infested thing in hotel rooms is the TV remote. For the past several years, I have either cleaned it with a sanitizing wipe or put it into a plastic zip-lock bag before using it. Many hotel rooms now have a sign next to the remote saying it was “sanitized”, but I don’t trust that and I don’t think others will, either.

I used to chuckle derisively at media stories of celebrities bringing their own bed sheets. pillowcases, and towels into hotel rooms, but I am re-thinking that dismissive attitude of mine. On our next vacation, we will be bringing our own supply of Lysol to the hotel, if not some of our own linens.

Subtle changes to our collective lifestyle will be all but unnoticeable. The potential downsides of small unsanitary habits and activities that we previously ignored now loom larger in our subconscious. Handling money, licking a finger before turning a page, using a dirty public restroom, even buying a used book or dusty curio from a thrift shop will start triggering a stronger avoidance response in our brains.

Drive-in movie theaters are making a resurgence as people are getting less comfortable in an enclosed theater with a hundred coughing strangers while sitting in a filthy chair with a sticky floor. However, the drive-in movie fad may fade when movie-goers try to use the grotesque rest rooms usually found in those places. Meanwhile, Netflix stock is rising because more families are choosing to stream video while cocooning in their nests.

Public wearing of surgical masks will be more commonplace in America, as they are currently in most Asian countries. Salad bars and buffet restaurants will likely become much less popular, if they continue to exist at all. Diners will not be as enthusiastic about using communal serving spoons at these places. And there will be a lot less tolerance of any unsanitary behavior in public, where coughing on people and licking groceries is now considered an act of terrorism.

There will be many negative consequences in the aftermath. Training ourselves to practice better hygiene in our daily lives may be one of the more desirable and positive outcomes of this Wuhan virus crisis.

Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Crash & Bernie

The latest and greatest Intellectual Froglegs comedy extravaganza is here!

Angel

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Incredible

I have probably read thousands of political articles over the past ten years, but this is one of the most profound I have ever read.  In American Greatness here.


Angel