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  • MSM reporting of US COVID-19 mortality rate: An exercise in 'How to Lie with Statistics'

    05/26/2020 8:06:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2020 | Carol Brown
    A book published 66 years ago and still in print is an essential reference for understanding most of the data that you see about the pandemic afflicting the world today.  Written by Darrell Huff and illustrated by Irving Geis, How to Lie With Statistics is both sardonic and a serious lesson in the abuse of math for propaganda.  Whether or not it was studied by our Trump-hating media anxious to make the U.S. look bad, some of its lessons are being employed. A few days ago, we learned that the mortality rate from the coronavirus is lower than touted by the "experts."  Much lower.  As in, similar to the...
  • MSM reporting of US COVID 19 mortality rate: An exercise in ‘How to Lie with Statistics’

    05/26/2020 7:12:13 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    american thinker ^ | 5/26/2020 | carol brown
    A book published 66 years ago and still in print is an essential reference for understanding most of the data that you see about the pandemic afflicting the world today. Written by Darrell Huff and illustrated by Irving Geis, How to Lie With Statistics is both sardonic and a serious lesson in the abuse of math for propaganda. Whether or not it was studied by our Trump-hating media anxious to make the U.S. look bad, some of its lessons are being employed. A few days ago, we learned that the mortality rate from the coronavirus is lower than touted by...
  • Gov. Sisolak cancels press conference for Phase 2, will release update video

    05/26/2020 5:09:31 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 3 replies
    KTNV News ^ | 5/26/2020 | KTNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced he will cancel his in-person press conference planned for Tuesday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. The Governor still plans to provide an update to Nevadans on Tuesday evening, which will be delivered in a prerecorded video filmed from the Governor’s Mansion.
  • RPD (Upstate Rochester NY PD): Fights break out at Ontario Beach Park, 1 person hospitalized

    05/26/2020 11:54:49 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 10 replies
    whec.com ^ | 5/25/2020 | Charles Molineaux
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police Officers say they cleared out Ontario Beach Park Monday night after fights broke out. RPD says the first fight broke out at around 8 p.m. on the pier. The captain at the scene said a command post was already set up, because incidents like this seem to happen at the park every Memorial Day weekend.
  • On Gavin McInnes’ Censored TV To Discuss How Coronavirus Deaths Are Being Greatly Exaggerated

    05/26/2020 7:44:49 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 2 replies
    Dr. John Lott talked to Gavin McInnes about his new op-ed with Dr. Timothy Craig Allen about how the Coronavirus deaths are being greatly exaggerated.
  • How One Church In India Provided More Than 3 Million Meals During the Pandemic

    05/25/2020 2:29:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Brown
    The story is remarkable, to the glory of God. It is a story that needs to be told. But first, for some background. I first met Satish Kumar in Hyderabad, India, in 1995. He was a young man, fairly new to the ministry, and at the very beginning of his journey. When we next met, in 2015, he was pastoring the world’s fastest-growing church, having exploded from 25 to 130,000 members in just 10 years. (I was there to witness the miracle firsthand). Now, Pastor Kumar informs me, they have eight church satellites with a total membership of 330,000. This...
  • Quarantine Will Ruin the Economy, Not Save Lives

    05/25/2020 9:45:18 AM PDT · by Thalean · 11 replies
    American Greatness ^ | May 24, 2020 | Spencer P. Morrison
    The media has riled Americans into a frenzied panic over COVID-19. Concerned, corrupt, and ignorant politicians alike have used fear of COVID-19 to institute neurotic “social distancing” policies. Tens of millions of Americans are now prohibited from working, from seeing loved ones, from worshipping—the nation’s greatest churches were empty this Easter. America’s government has suspended the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution and destroyed the economy. And for what? Nothing. New data reveals that COVID-19 is not the pandemic we were promised. The media compares COVID-19 to the Spanish Flu, which killed 50 million people in the wake of World War...
  • Five Quick Things: Let That Mask Slip

    05/25/2020 5:58:19 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 172 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 25 May 20 | Scott McKay
    That mask isn't virtuous, nor is it going to keep you from catching the virus. Plus, various other things. It’s time to say a few things which need to be said — and to irritate some people who need to be irritated (as they are surely irritating). And on with the show… 1. Enough with the Mask-Nazi nonsense. Those of us who refuse to live our lives in fear, or to bow to those who do, have a message for the rest of you — the time has come and gone for us to continue with this idiotic charade of...
  • Your bubble is ready: plastic pods offer solution for COVID dining

    05/25/2020 4:50:26 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 21 replies
    https://www.reuters.com/ ^ | May 20, 2020. | Reuters
    PARIS (Reuters) - A romantic dinner for two. The wine is excellent, the food delicious. It’s almost like the good old days. Except for the giant, see-through lampshades on your heads. For restaurant owners worrying how they can welcome back customers but keep them safe from COVID-19, a French designer has created a cylinder of transparent plastic that hangs from a cable on the ceiling, much like a lampshade. A scoop cut out of the back allows diner to sit and stand up without having to bend over double. Christophe Gernigon, who invented the device, called the Plex’Eat, said the...
  • Hygiene fears may spell the end for urinals

    05/24/2020 10:45:11 AM PDT · by sicsempertyrannisDenver · 120 replies
    Everywhere you go, there is nowhere to go. The closure of many public conveniences as part of the coronavirus lockdown is forcing a rethink of the way Britons relieve themselves away from home. “The way the world is going, the traditional public convenience is becoming a thing of the past,” said Raymond Martin, managing director of the British Toilet Association, which is advising dozens of councils and companies on the problems of maintaining safe washroom facilities at a time of acute anxiety about the lethally infectious virus. A coming revolution in lavatory design may spell the end of the urinals...
  • NY Times’ Front Page List Of COVID Deaths Includes Name Of Murdered Man

    05/24/2020 9:25:33 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 25 replies
    The Dailywire ^ | 05/24/2020 | Joseph Curl
    In a delicious bit of irony, the New York Times sought to be poignant and powerful , but ended up just making another spectacular error. America’s “paper of record” — now a fully far-left newspaper after a long run of being mostly fair and balanced — ran a front page on Sunday with no photos and no stories. Instead, there was just a list of 1,000 names of those the paper said died of COVID-19. “US deaths near 100,000, an incalculable loss,” said the headline. “They were not simply names on a list. They were us,” said the sub-headline. The...
  • CoVid Lunacy

    05/24/2020 5:59:31 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 35 replies
    I'm not sure if anyone here has started a list yet of the stupidest and craziest and non-sensical lockdown rules and edicts handed down by the tyrannical despots over the past 3 months or more; but I'd like to start one. And if you know, give the state or city which mandated the rule. Thanks. I will start it off with No Singing in Churches in Minnesota mandated by governor Walz. Only to be bettered by his own mayor in Minneapolis where everyone 2 and older must wear a mask. One other thing I can't understand is when President Trump...
  • The Coronavirus as Left-Wing Theatre

    05/23/2020 2:47:31 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 1 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 04/17/2020 | Robert Cooperman
    We are now in the age of the coronavirus and we shall soon see the mettle of our country based on our response to this pandemic. I have no doubt that a play will be written about it soon and it will either be a “Trump didn’t do enough and people died and he has blood on his hands” play, which will have a limited shelf life but will be all the rage for a good month or two; or a heart-rendering, mind-numbing tragedy about all the truly good people who lost their battle with COVID-19 and the one survivor...
  • Don’t Trust People Who Say “We Can’t Go Back to Normal After This”

    05/23/2020 2:45:20 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 41 replies
    Evie Magazine ^ | 05/18/2020 | Elizabeth Condra
    It’s safe to say that a year ago, none of us thought we’d be where we are now. The last few months have wrought havoc on all of us in some way or another, whether we’ve been personally affected by COVID-19 or felt the consequences of the economic turmoil as a result of the pandemic.
  • Corona Virus Daily Thread #53 COVID-19 5/23/2020

    05/23/2020 8:51:48 AM PDT · by riri · 329 replies
    5/23/20 | Many
    Memorial Day Weekend Corona Virus Thread
  • Washington state’s actual coronavirus death toll may be higher than current tallies, health officials say

    05/23/2020 8:14:47 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 22 May 2020 | MARTHA BELLISLE
    Health officials have identified 3,000 deaths dating back to Jan. 1 that involved symptoms like pneumonia or acute respiratory syndrome, which are commonly associated with COVID-19, said Katie Hutchinson, health statistics manager. Because they occurred before the first case was identified in the state, officials are investigating those 3,000 deaths to determine whether they’re from COVID-19 and should be added to the state death toll,
  • Hairstylist with COVID-19 served 84 clients while symptomatic, Missouri officials say

    05/23/2020 6:47:43 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 92 replies
    KC Star ^ | 5/23/20 | Chacour Koop
    A Great Clips hairstylist exposed dozens of clients to coronavirus while showing symptoms, Missouri health officials say. The stylist at a salon franchise in Springfield served 84 clients and exposed seven coworkers, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department said Friday. The hairstylist also visited a Dairy Queen, Walmart and fitness center, officials said. The announcement comes as barbers and salon operators and their customers across the U.S. fight to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Missouri state leaders allowed these businesses to reopen May 4.
  • LIVE: President Trump Holds a Press Briefing - 5/22/2020, 1PM EDT

    05/22/2020 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 76 replies
    whitehouse.gov/live ^ | 5/22/2020 | Donald J. Trump
    President Trump Holds a Press Briefing - 5/22/2020, 1PM EDT https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/
  • Have You Encountered COVID Busybodies?

    05/21/2020 11:16:42 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 316 replies
    Me | 5/20/20 | POF
    Have you run into any COVID busybodies? I'd love to hear your stories and personal experiences. Post them here!
  • Lockdowns Haven’t Proved They’re Worth the Havoc. The U.S. survived the 1968 pandemic without shutting down society, and there isn’t much evidence that shutdowns are truly effective this time.

    05/21/2020 7:57:19 AM PDT · by karpov · 36 replies
    Bloomberg | May 21, 2020 | Joe Nocera
    No excerpt allowed from Bloomberg, story here. The article links to a blog post There Is No Evidence Lockdowns Saved Lives. It Is Indisputable They Caused Great Harm.