(Don Boudreaux) Tweet Here’s a letter to an upset Cafe patron: Ms. Grayson : You disagree with my criticism of USA Today for its failure to report that, as a percentage of total Covid-19 deaths in America, that of people younger than 40 (at 1.5%) is tiny. “The fact of the matter,” you write, “is that more than 3500 kids and young adults died of this disease.
Source: Perspective Is Always Necessary
Image of flying kick attack at Rittenhouse from the daily-sun.com , cropped, scaled and text added by Dean Weingarten. Kyle Rittenhouse, the young defender of lives and property during the Kenosha riots, who shot three mob members who unprovokedly attacked him as he ran from them, was released on bail from Kenosha County Jail, on Friday, 20 November, 2020.
Source: Kyle Rittenhouse out on 2 Million Dollar Bail in Kenosha
(Don Boudreaux) Tweet Lockdowns kill. And contrary to the prevailing narrative, lockdowns are not justified by science. Quite the opposite. As the heroic Ivor Cummins correctly says,”The government is addicted to the medieval ideology of lockdowns.”
Source: More Ivor Cummins on Covid Derangement Syndrome
JORDAN PETERSON: HOW THE LEFT MANUFACTURED A FOLK DEVIL . Over the past few days, Jordan Peterson’s critics have been doing their utmost to publicise his forthcoming book, Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life . The famous clinical psychologist announced the publication on his YouTube channel on Monday, and within hours the book was being widely denounced on social media for its hateful content.
Source: JORDAN PETERSON: HOW THE LEFT MANUFACTURED A FOLK DEVIL. Over the past few days, Jordan Peterson’…
…that the left doesn’t like. Then the research must be hidden from The People, lest they demonstrate Wrongthink about COVID or anything else.
Source: The left effing loves science – unless anyone draws conclusions from it…
THIS? THIS? THEY AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET: The left is now reaping what it sowed. … the problem is they’re a cult. And their revelation says that the arrow of history means they always win. May the Lord have mercy on our souls, that we let it fester this far.
Source: THIS? THIS? THEY AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET: The left is now reaping what it sowed. … the problem…
For four years, since his election, Donald Trump has been met with a never-ending wave of hatred, hostility, and downright total opposition by the Democratic Party and its many very partisan supporters in the mainstream press, the academic community, and in the general public.
If you are conservative, I am sure you’ve all seen it. Not only has it been impossible these past four years to have a reasonable conversation with Democrats about Donald Trump, your opinions and thoughts are routinely treated with insulting contempt and scorn when you tried. Trump was a racist and evil, despite there being no credible evidence to that effect, and if you tried to find out what the evidence was for such a slander you were immediately slandered and called the same.
Trump himself has faced this same level of irrational hate continuously since his election. And it is irrelevant that he often descends to the same tactics. In the climate created by the left since the Obama administration legitimized the use of slander in political discourse, what other choice did he have if he wished to survive?
ONE GIANT STEP BACKWARDS: One of the best things the Trump Administration’s Department of Education did was turn away from the Obama Era policy prohibiting disparate impact based on race in school discipline. There are already hints that the Biden Administration will return to that policy.
In Part I of this article, we point out that there are two sides to the “disparate impact” coin. The Department of Education has focused only upon the fact that, as a group, African-American students are suspended and expelled more often than other students. By failing to consider the other side of the coin — that African-American students may be disproportionately victimized by disorderly classrooms — its policy threatens to do more harm than good even for the group Secretary Duncan was trying to help. In Part II, we discuss the Department of Education’s enforcement policy toward school discipline in greater detail, its over-reliance on racial disparate impact, and how that over-reliance pushes some schools to violate Title VI’s ban on race discrimination rather than honor it. In Part III, we elaborate on why school discipline is important and present evidence that the Department of Education’s policy has contributed to the problem of disorderly classrooms, especially in schools with high minority student enrollment. In Part IV, we discuss how aggregate racial disparities in discipline do not in themselves show the discrimination against African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians that some proponents of the Department of Education’s policy claim. Rather, the evidence shows that they are the result of differences in behavior. In Part V, we explain why the Department of Education’s disparate impact policy is not just wrong-headed, but also unauthorized by law.
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Insisting on the prevalence of ‘systemic racism’ is a way of defending a victim-focused racial identity.
Source: The Inauthenticity Behind Black Lives Matter
Remdesivir and the Treatment of COVID-19
The WHO has issued a conditional recommendation against the use of remdesivir after reviewing data from 7,000 patients enrolled in four randomized controlled trials. This data showed no effect on mortality, the need for mechanical ventilation, the time to recovery, and other patient outcomes. The initial study published by the NIAID, the NIH division run by Dr. Anthony Fauci, also showed no statistically significant impact on mortality.
A recent peer-reviewed retrospective study that looked at the use of HCQ in combination with zinc and an antibiotic demonstrated an 84% reduction in hospitalization for high-risk patients over 60; under 60 with shortness of breath; and under 60 with specific pre-existing conditions like diabetes and morbid obesity using untreated publicly available data. It is not the type of random controlled, double-blind study Dr. Fauci calls the “gold standard,” but is typical for treating physicians, like lead author Dr. Zev Zelenko.
And as Dr. Risch noted in his original review of research on the use of HCQ in high-risk outpatients in May, the statistical significance found in patients treated with the HCQ combinations versus those who were not cannot be explained by lack of randomization or sample size. His conclusion was HCQ should be made widely available to high-risk outpatients due to low risk and significant statistical benefit that could not be explained by error or process.
He also compares risks of HCQ to the remdesivir trials, where between 5% to 12% of participants had to drop out because of adverse side effects. Risch also notes the low occurrence of adverse events in the studies and in decades of use in the billions of doses and the rates of outpatient use outside the U.S.
Source: The COVID-19 News the Corporate Media Doesn’t Publish
Contesting Election Results in Court Isn’t the End of Democracy. Quite the Opposite Is a disputed presidential election the end of democracy as we know it? That’s what many pundits and members of the legacy media are claiming as President Donald Trump has challenged election results in a number of states—both legally and rhetorically.
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