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  • Americans Don’t Hate Foreign Policy Experts, Just The Stupid Ones

    05/12/2020 7:02:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 12, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    A recent Foreign Affairs essay predictably gives the public a false binary choice, blames the current administration, and defends the foreign policy establishment. Who do you think is responsible for the current coronavirus foreign influences fiasco? If you ask the Washington foreign policy establishment, the answer is evident. It is President Trump’s disdain for “the foreign policy establishment” that has led to this current crisis.This is their same answer for every problem humanity has faced since 2016. If only we listened to the establishment! If only they learned their lesson in 2016. Apparently not, if you go by the Foreign...
  • Coronavirus and the Prospect of a Society Run by Experts

    04/30/2020 5:03:32 PM PDT · by lightman · 5 replies
    The Institute for Religion & Democracy ^ | 30 April A.D. 2020 | Rick Plasterer
    The basic national divide between conservative America and liberal/left America that has existed for decades – really since the 1960s – is continuing on in the new environment caused by the coronavirus crisis. The American Right continues to want a society informed by its Judeo-Christian heritage, given force by a government in which the original intent of the Constitution prevails, and its objective of limited government. The American Left continues to want an expansive government with a messianic character, empowered to do whatever is deemed necessary for its vision of “a better world,” and aided by science and technology. The...
  • Memo to America's leaders: Your credibility dies in darkness

    04/17/2020 8:28:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 17 2020 | Jennifer Stefano
    As our health care system and economy teeter under the strain from COVID-19, elected officials are making some of the most important decisions of our lifetimes. Especially at the state level, many are emerging as competent leaders. Others, though, are undermining their authority and the public trust by hiding behind a wall of secrecy. Americans have never put up with “don’t ask questions, just trust me” for long — especially in a crisis. In Pennsylvania, for example, Gov. Tom Wolf initially was an open book in dealing with the coronavirus threat, holding daily news conferences and providing updates. But then...
  • The World’s Greatest Living Pandemic Expert Takes The Podium

    04/14/2020 8:29:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Neal Pollack
    Did anyone listen to me? No. But they’re listening to me now. And I’ve suddenly become quite expensive. For 19 days, I lay in my bedroom, shades drawn, very still. I wasn’t sick, least not physically. This is just something I do when I need to think in times of crisis. Like a snake molting its skin, I must shed old ideas to come up with new ones. From down the hall, I could hear the endless hacking cough of my beleaguered manservant, Roger, punctuated by occasional moans and creakings in the hall, like he was Marley’s ghost rattling his...
  • The Thin Façade of Authority

    04/13/2020 4:39:15 PM PDT · by Saint Athanasius · 14 replies
    American Greatness ^ | April 12, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Thin Façade of Authority As we continue to debate about numerators and denominators in determining the real impact of this virus, one common denominator remains certain about the elites advising, crafting, and developing our response: they aren’t touched by the impact of their decisions. The virus will teach us many things, but one lesson has already been relearned by the American people: there are two, quite different, types of wisdom. One, and the most renowned, is a specialization in education that results in titled degrees and presumed authority. That ensuing prestige, in turn, dictates the decisions of most politicians,...
  • The Rise of Karen-ism Means This Lockdown Nonsense Needs To End Soon

    04/13/2020 4:28:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies ^ | April 13, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    One of the least appealing aspects of the American character is the residual Puritanism that still compels a certain percentage of our countrymen, women and others, to nag, pester, and generally annoy the rest of us by trying to make us conform to their stick-up-the-Lieu vision of propriety. These people – these obnoxious Karens, for lack of a better FCC-compliant term – are delighted by the Chinese Bat Biter grippe and the opportunity it presents for them to try to impose their arbitrary will upon the rest of us. These mewling Mussolinis need to be slapped back, verbally if not...
  • The Media and the Experts - Modernity's Oracle of Delphi

    04/09/2020 12:16:45 PM PDT · by babylon_times · 1 replies
    Medium ^ | April 7, 2020 | Joel Northrup
    Situated on mount Parnassus in central Greece lies the city of Delphi. While the city now is mostly ruins, for over a thousand years the ancient world referred to it as the Center of the World. Millions from around the ancient world would flock to the city to inquire of the Oracle. To a select few, the Oracle would sit in the temple of Apollo and give prophecies or answer questions of business, trade, and war. Alexander the Great was said to have visited the Oracle to inquire as to whether he would conquer the world. While modernity can scoff...
  • Delingpole: ‘Trust the Experts on Coronavirus’. Sure. Which Experts?

    04/09/2020 7:45:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    briedbart ^ | 04/09/2020 | James Delingpole
    Britain could suffer more than 60,000 coronavirus death by July, warns the Daily Mail. But there’s a massive tell in the first sentence of the report: “…leading scientists say.” And there’s an even bigger warning in the second paragraph: “Modelling by researchers at the University of Washington predicted 151,680 people would succumb to the virus across the continent.” Well maybe they will, maybe they won’t. No offence to the University of Washington but when I read the phrase “modelling by researchers” I know we are operating in the realms of purest fantasy. That’s because I’m a climate sceptic and I’ve...
  • The Media and the Experts - Modernity's Oracle of Delphi

    04/08/2020 8:00:50 AM PDT · by babylon_times · 12 replies
    Medium ^ | April 8, 2020 | Joel Northrup
    Situated on mount Parnassus in central Greece lies the city of Delphi. While the city now is mostly ruins, for over a thousand years the ancient world referred to it as the Center of the World. Millions from around the ancient world would flock to the city to inquire of the Oracle. To a select few, the Oracle would sit in the temple of Apollo and give prophecies or answer questions of business, trade, and war. Alexander the Great was said to have visited the Oracle to inquire as to whether he would conquer the world. While modernity can scoff...
  • Top Experts Used by CDC Move Total US Coronavirus Deaths From 2.2 Million to 200,000 to 81,766 in Only 8 Days!

    04/06/2020 8:21:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 195 replies
    GP ^ | 04/06/20 | Jim Hoft
    Last TUESDAY Coronavirus Task Force Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx pushed the talking point that by completely locking down the US economy and American public, the US government and Coronavirus task force “experts” were able to cut the total coronavirus deaths in the United States from 1 to 2.2 million deaths to 100,000 to 200,000 deaths.This is based on “models” by her chosen scientific “experts” — Chris Murray and the IMHE.Here is the chart Dr. Birx discussed during the daily coronavirus press conference at the White House.It shows an estimated 2.2 million US deaths.Again — this was at the press conference 6...
  • IRS' antiquated technology could delay delivery of $1,200 coronavirus stimulus checks, experts warn

    04/06/2020 3:48:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
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  • Experts say face masks can help slow COVID-19, despite previous claims

    03/29/2020 6:41:23 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 28, 2020 | 3:14pm | Updated | By Paula Froelich
    To mask or not to mask, that is the question. But scientists now think you may want to put a face mask on it after all — if you have one. Their advice is laid out in a new report in Science Magazine. People in Asian countries have been wearing masks for months, which the head of the Chinese Center for Disease and Prevention supports. In the US, face masks are in short supply and government officials want the rapidly dwindling supply saved for health-care professionals. “This virus is transmitted by droplets and close contact. Droplets play a very important...
  • Businessman and CEO Andy Puzder: Trump economy defies critics – 2019 another year of the 'experts' getting it all wrong

    01/04/2020 8:46:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 01/04/2020 | Andy Puzder
    The only thing that rivals President Trump’s tally of kept promises is the endless list of inaccurate predictions his critics have made about the U.S. economy.  Of course, we heard these apocryphal predictions even before Donald Trump won the 2016 election. For instance, in October 2016, the far-left publication Politico boldly declared that “Wall Street is set up for a major crash if Donald Trump shocks the world on Election Day and wins the White House.” The ability of Trump’s critics to predict our economic future hasn’t improved with age. Throughout 2019, numerous so-called “economists” and “experts” have taken a...
  • The Dangers of Elite Groupthink

    01/01/2020 5:32:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | January 1, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Washington Post recently published a surprising indictment of MSNBC host, Stanford graduate and Rhodes scholar Rachel Maddow. Post media critic Erik Wemple wrote that Maddow deliberately misled her audience by claiming the now-discredited Steele dossier was largely verifiable -- even at a time when there was plenty of evidence that it was mostly bogus. At the very time Maddow was reassuring viewers that Christopher Steele was believable, populist talk radio and the much-criticized Fox News Channel were insisting that most of Steele's allegations simply could not be true. Maddow was wrong. Her less degreed critics proved to be right....
  • The election is too close to call: 'Mega' turnout has nervous Tories fearing Boris Johnson's huge poll lead has slipped away[trunc]

    12/13/2019 4:04:50 AM PST · by SES1066 · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mirror ^ | 12/12/19 | JAMES TAPSFIELD et al
    Full Title: The election is too close to call: 'Mega' turnout has nervous Tories fearing Boris Johnson's huge poll lead has slipped away while Labour claim their 'red wall' is NOT crumbling ===== Boris Johnson was fighting for votes to the bitter end tonight, with the election looking too close to call hours before the polls close. ===== Going into today, Mr Johnson had a narrowing lead in the polls and is hoping to secure a swathe of northern Labour seats to give him a majority.
  • Experts Warn We Have Only 12 Years Left Until They Change The Timeline On Global Warming Again

    08/03/2019 4:01:12 PM PDT · by Baynative · 25 replies
    babylonbee ^ | Aug 1, 2019 | staff
    WORLD—Climate experts have solemnly warned that we only have twelve years left until they change the dates on global warming again. "If we don't take action, then in 12 years we will have to explain why the world hasn't ended and come up with a new number," one UN scientist warned. "This is a very serious threat, and we urge everyone to hand control of the economy to the government immediately before we have no more time left to change the timeline again." The scientific consensus is that roughly 10-12 years from now, the world will be flooded with new...
  • Black Women Voters Will Be Central to the 2020 Presidential Election, Experts Predict

    06/27/2019 10:24:13 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    After black women delivered some notable advances for Democrats during last year’s midterm elections, they have emerged as a key voting bloc going into the 2020 presidential race.
  • You cannot be 'too clean' health experts warn, in bid to debunk myths

    06/26/2019 10:50:32 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    Yahoo | The Telegraph ^ | 6/25/19 | Laura Donnelly
    You cannot be "too clean", millennials are being told, as public health experts attempt to debunk myths around hygiene. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) said incorrect theories which became popular in the 1990s were fuelling confusion and unhygienic habits among subsequent generations. And they called for lessons on cleanliness to be included in the national curriculum The warning comes after organisers of Glastonbury urged festival goers to opt for “strip washes” with a flannel and soap, instead of a shower, in order to help the environment. The “hygiene hypothesis” which became widely publicised in the 1990s argued that...
  • History Channel’s “Jesus: His Life”

    03/25/2019 10:10:30 PM PDT · by Dogbert41 · 73 replies
    Anyone watching the History Channel series?
  • Congress IGNORED experts over Trump wall, says Border Patrol council prez

    02/15/2019 7:04:25 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/15/19 | Jon Dougherty
    After Democratic leaders claimed they would ‘listen to the experts’ when deciding on wall funding, the head of the Border Patrol’s union said this week that lawmakers ignored them completely by agreeing to less than $1.4 billion in the new funding bill. The National Border Patrol Council has consistently supported POTUS Donald Trump’s call for new border walls and other physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. But, as council president Brandon Judd told Breitbart News on SiriusXM Wednesday night, congressional dealmakers ignored the experts’ advice. While saying that he couldn’t discuss “absolute specifics” of what Border Patrol officials told the...