Just a quick note to say I have been tardy in updating the blog because I’ve been working hard on something I think is important to share.
I started out to write about the events surrounding the Canadian Freedom Convoy and the subsequent “doxxing” of donors. If you aren’t already aware, there was a “hack” of the donation platform (GiveSendGo) that was being used to fund the Convoy. The names, email addresses, employers, and many other bits of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) were “released”. The Trudeau government is now freezing the financial accounts – not only of Convoy participants – but of DONORS and even FAMILY MEMBERS. The Canadian government has issued a “State of Emergency” and appears intent on leaving these controls in-place indefinitely.
Moreover, U.S. donors are also now being “doxxed” by so-called “journalists” in this country. People are losing their jobs over this in some cases.
As I began investigating the data dumps, I stumbled upon a number of very disturbing things. This included the central distribution source of the hacked data. This organization is actually a registered 501(c)(3) “non profit” in the United States, and their history and practices are truly frightening. I’m no lawyer, but one would definitely consider their practices to be highly illegal in the U.S. under numerous statutes. And yet, they have been doing this very type of thing for over 3 years with virtually no interference of any substance by law enforcement authorities.
Very suspicious indeed.
I hope to have an article up on this shortly. I also intend to provide you with some tips on how you can protect yourself when giving donations to any legal cause you’d like to support.
In the meantime, whatever you do, DO NOT USE THE GIVESENDGO donation platform, for ANYTHING. I can assure you it is not secure and is still vulnerable to attack. Indeed, donor harvesting is still taking place.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University released a study that has concluded that not only did lockdowns have little or no effect, but that they have actually increased other health issues, resulted in massive economic damage, and contributed to a wide-range of social and psychological ills.
We find no evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures, and limiting gatherings have had a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality…They have contributed to reducing economic activity, raising unemployment, reducing schooling, causing political unrest, contributing to domestic violence, and undermining liberal democracy
States are beginning to drop mandates for vaccinations and masks in droves, even while the Biden Administration tries to push for “full speed ahead”.
Of course, “fact checkers” and social media platforms are in full damage control mode. Many politicians are finally caving due to the ominous approach of mid-term elections which are likely to go against those supporting the “Covidian” narrative. This was always about politics and power – it was NEVER about “public health.”
Having worked as a scientist and in scientific research (in various capacities) for my entire career, I’ve tried to explain to people why “peer reviewed studies” – especially when funded by government and reported by media – need to be regarded with healthy skepticism. This fellow “el Gato malo” runs a blog at Substack, and his article “Telling the truth in the age of sponsored science” sums up my experiences better than anything I’ve found thus far. In fact, el Gato “hits-it-out-of the-park” IMHO.
You should take the time to read it. It gets slightly technical, but he does a very good job of explaining the subversion and politicization of science, and how (as I’ve complained here previously) the conclusions often don’t fit the actual data in many of these studies. I would also recommend reading the comments – there are some very bright and experienced people who follow this blog and their observations are enlightening.
It is also important to keep the lessons of Covid fear-mongering in mind as we approach the next great “catastrophe” that will be used for further government power grabs – “Climate Change”.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has vilified 10’s of thousands of protesting truckers and working class people as “fringe”, “Nazis”, “white supremacists”, “racists”, etc. He has of course been joined by Canadian and American media as well as the political class of both nations in his condemnations. The Biden Administration has made a not-so-veiled call for Trudeau to use force to subdue the malcontents.
The Freedom Convoy has been accused of perpetrating acts of vandalism, violence, food theft, abuse of the homeless, and countless other horrific acts – with absolutely ZERO evidence presented. The protests have been overwhelmingly peaceful, with protestors committing such horrific acts as picking up trash, cleaning war monuments, dancing, and hugging each other (and others) a lot.
Slash (their) tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks.
— Juliette Kayyem, CNN “Analyst”
Of course it would be fun to watch the government attempt to move a bunch of big-rigs with slashed tires and no fuel, but..hey, she went to Harvard and stuff! Besides, towing companies are telling the government to go-pound-sand.
The Freedom Convoy has spread from Ottawa to major border crossing points like the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor and Detroit. In this regard, it is interesting that the governments of the U.S. and Canada are screaming that the Convoy is “disrupting business and people going to work”. Remember, these are the same government officials that paralyzed the economies of BOTH nations for 2 YEARS with ineffective and unnecessary lockdowns. The same governments that violated basic human rights, even while endorsing violent BLM and Antifa riots that resulted in murder, business destruction, looting, arson, burned government buildings, “autonomous zones” (CHOP), and billions in economic damage.
Equally amusing – government and their corporate cronies are now claiming the automobile shortages (that have been going on for 2 years) are being caused by the Convoy (which has been going on for 2 weeks). Even though auto manufacturers had already stated recently they were reducing production (again) due to chip shortages related to ongoing supply chain disruptions (caused by the government).
In Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer (who absolutely hammered small businesses with her draconian Covid policies) is now suddenly a heroic defender of small business? Please.
If all of that wasn’t bad enough, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security has issued the following chilling warning concerning “domestic terrorism”:
Who gets to decide what is “misinformation, disinformation, or malinformation?” The government?
Any criticism of the government could be considered to “undermine public trust in government institutions”. What then, is the purpose of the 1st Amendment?
So all criticisms of government that government doesn’t like are terrorist activities because they might “inspire” some random person to commit an act of violence?
I would submit that the 1st Amendment in all of its’ forms was designed to enable Americans to hold government accountable. That especially includes leveling criticisms that the government and their media/corporate allies might not like.
If the 1st Amendment was strictly created to praise and heap adoration on government institutions, we wouldn’t need it, now would we? Last time I checked, North Korea had no 1st Amendment, and Kim Jong-Un was just fine with citizen heaping adoration on his regime – in fact it is strongly encouraged – or required.
I’ll be providing occasional updates on the massive trucker protest in Canada, since most of the MSM is failing to do so. When they do cover, it is the usual trope of “White Supremacy”, “Racism”, “Nazis”, etc.
Just to give a general overview, Canadian truckers were spurred on initially by cross-border mandates that these essential workers (formerly “heroes”, now “terrorists”) would have to have proof of vaccination in order to cross the border.
The protests are aimed at shutting down the Canadian capitol of Ottawa, as well as blockading a major border crossing between Alberta, CA and Montana, US.
Truckers have reported that the Trudeau government is actively tracking individuals based on vax status using mobile devices. Several found that when they approached the border crossing to display their QR Code Vax Pass on their phones, the border guards said it wasn’t necessary since they “grabbed” the information they needed as they were rolling up to the gate.
It has also been alleged that the Trudeau government has marketed and lobbied the Biden Administration to use this same technology in the U.S. It is unknown at this time whether this has been implemented in the U.S. or how far along it is.
Add to this that Canada has:
implemented nationwide Vax Mandates and Passports;
restricted what items people may purchase based on Vax status;
restricted movement across provincial boundaries;
have imposed fines on the unvaxxed in some provinces;
subjected the populace to some of the world’s most draconian lockdowns.
These working class people have had enough, and the protest which was sparked by the cross-border vax mandates and invasive surveillance, has now grown into a full-on repudiation of government pandemic policy.
Here’s an excellent video update from Jack Posobiec on the current status of the protest, as well as the over-the-top gaslighting by P.M. Trudeau and the media.
U.S. truckers are promising a similar protest in the States. We shall see what lengths the Biden Administration is willing to go to to stop it should it proceed forward.
When looking at the summer and the fall of 2021, when delta became the dominant (variant) in this country, … surviving a previous infection now provided greater protection against subsequent infection than vaccination.
— Dr. Benjamin Silk, CDC
This reinforces the results of the Israeli study referenced in a previous post. Another recently published study by Oregon Health & Science University shows that those who are vaccinated and have natural immunity have a type of “super immunity” that is far more effective than vaccination and boosting.
The new study found that it doesn’t matter whether someone gets a breakthrough infection or gets vaccinated after a natural infection. In both cases, the immune response measured in blood serum revealed antibodies that were equally more abundant and more potent – at least 10 times more potent – than immunity generated by vaccination alone.
Yet it is interesting if one does a search for “Covid natural immunity versus vaccination” you will likely still see a string of articles and “fact-checkers” claiming natural immunity is a useless “conspiracy theory” pushed by “anti-vaxxers”.
Meanwhile St. Fauci is pushing for boosters, as well as the potential for a fourth shot.
Question: What do you think of a “vaccine” that requires 3-4 injections within a period of one year? Does that sound effective? Safe?
Speaking of the CDC, the agency that spent 2 years telling us not to wear N95 masks is changing their tune. Drawing upon my past experience in the environmental investigation and remediation industry, I knew from the beginning that cloth and surgical masks were useless against a virus. I had numerous arguments with “healthcare professionals” about this very topic. This was actually my first clue that the pandemic response was about something else other than stopping the spread of a virus – my bullshit meter was pegged.
At present, I do NOT advocate wearing even an N95 mask for a couple of reasons:
The N95 masks currently available do not have a one-way valve for exhaling. All proper forms of respiratory protection have these types of valves (think of a full face mask like the ones I used to wear). The valve is shut when you inhale, forcing the air through the filtration media. When you exhale the air passes through the valve (path of least resistance). This prevents the pressure inside the mask from lifting up the corners of the mask which will break the seal. These “valve masks” have been effectively banned as part of the pandemic response (if you can even find one).
Although we never used these types of strap-on fabric masks, we generally used an N95-N100 equivalent (called a P100) cartridge filter as an outer pre-filter as part of a combination cartridge, with the second stage filtering out vapors.
These P100 pre-filters (purple band in the inline image) were designed primarily for particulates 0.3 microns or larger and prevented the main cartridge from getting clogged. These were never specifically designed to filter out pathogens!
If the mask you’re wearing doesn’t fit properly; if you are constantly touching and adjusting the mask; if you have not been “fitted” with the proper mask design; wearing that mask will provide you with a false sense of security, and may even result in inadvertently exposing you to greater risk.
I’ve been saying from the beginning that masks (like any PPE) have potential unintended consequences for the wearer. Everything from heat exhaustion, to impaired breathing, and even cardiac stress. Interestingly, CDC has several guides published on the risks of mask/respirator use, but they explicitly EXCLUDE pandemic uses of these devices – which is ridiculous. Factory workers (for example) often work entire shifts in hot dirty environments wearing their masks all day long. How is this any different than a healthcare worker doing the same thing?
By CDC’s own admission, many of the N95/KN95 masks being sold and distributed do not comply with the standards for particulate filtration (think Chinese junk). So you may buy and wear one, and it isn’t even capable of doing what you think it’s capable of doing.
One final note: I’ve read and heard of employers passing out N95/KN95 masks and requiring employees to wear them. Technically, if an employer does this, they must adhere to OSHA Respiratory Protection Guidelines. This is even explicitly stated on CDC’s website:
Employers who want to distribute N95 respirators to employees shall follow an Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) respiratory protection program.
If your employer distributes and forces you to wear an N95/KN95 mask and does NOT implement an OSHA-compliant Respiratory Protection Program, they are in violation of the law. These programs include criteria such as fit testing, medical monitoring, and training. The fact that CDC and OSHA have – for the last 2 years – carved out exceptions for mask use during the pandemic at all, is absolutely inexcusable. Now that they are pushing N95 use, employees should hold employers to account when they are forced to wear these devices.
Everyone that disagrees with me is a Fascist!
You may (or may not) have heard about the massive Canadian trucker protest rolling across that country on their way to the capitol, Ottawa. They are protesting mandates, vaccine passports, and other draconian pandemic restrictions. Estimates are that the convoy is on the order of about 40 miles long and has tens-of-thousands of participants.
Their goal is to gridlock the nation’s capitol until their demands are met. Justin Trudeau has gone into hiding, and has (predictably) referred to the truckers as a “small” and “fringe” group holding “unacceptable views”.
The “Freedom Convoy” started organically as a response to the imposition of vaccine mandates on both the Canadian and U.S. sides of the border for all truckers carrying goods between the two countries. These mandates were implemented despite overwhelming pressures on a collapsing supply chain (it’s almost like the government WANTS the system to collapse?).
Here’s a delightful little political cartoon from the Washington Post showing exactly what is being disseminated to it’s readership:
You should realize (if you haven’t already) that we are now living in an emerging totalitarian state. Dissent will not be tolerated and you WILL tow the line or be demonized, prosecuted, and cancelled. YOU are now the “enemy”. All things for the State, nothing but the State.