You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. - Robert A. Heinlein -
Saturday, October 02, 2021
OK, my science-minded friends, give me your opinion
Friday, October 01, 2021
Went to pre-op yesterday
Had to go get a Kung Flu test, as the hospital sees the un-vaxxed and begins to tremble in fear at the possibility that I might be spreading the Peking Pox like a parade clown throwing candy.
I'm fine, of course. I go under the knife on Monday. Get that annoying little bone removed. And then a month of convalescent leave; two weeks of no pressure on the foot, and two weeks of physical therapy.
During great riding weather, too. Dammit. Ah, well, at least it wasn't during the summer. The doc asked how I got a whole month. I told him that after the last couple of months, the unit is happy to be rid of me for that long. I might get it stretched out. Take advantage of being the squeaky wheel while I can. The Chief of Staff certainly wouldn't cry to see me away for a bit longer.
Got nothing political for ya right now. Maybe later, maybe not. It's not that I haven't read the news, it's that I have other things on the brain right now and I can't really formulate any coherent thoughts about what I'm reading, other than "Fuck the fucking fuckers, let's burn it all down around their heads."
Thursday, September 30, 2021
So, everyone in the Army who turns down the jab or requests a Religious Accommodation like I have has to be counseled. "Developmental Counseling" DA Form 4856. Counseling is fairly standard. Junior Soldiers get counseled every month, NCOs every quarter.
But this? This counseling is nothing but the gummint talking points laid out on paper. "The Covid-19 vaccine will SAVE LIVES and blah blah blah." I got pissed off just reading it. So I wrote a two-page response:
I have requested a Religious Accommodation Request for theological reasons. I also believe that there are plenty of sound, logical reasons to avoid getting any of the Covid-19 vaccinations currently available in the USA, and I will address those issues below. Since none of the arguments laid out below have their basis in theology, I opted to leave them out of my religious request. However, in the larger scheme of things it is important to acknowledge not only my religious basis for my request, but also the simple logical arguments against getting the vaccines, as well as exposing the mis-truths, half-truths and outright lies being used to push this mandate down on the US military.
If the purpose of the Covid-19 vaccines is to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, then by any and all measures these vaccines have failed. These vaccines do not prevent infection, nor do they prevent transmission. Joe Biden, in an incoherent babbling speech, claimed that they needed to “protect the vaccinated against the un-vaccinated”. This is not how actual vaccination works in the real world. If the vaccine works, then the vaccinated don’t need protecting from the unvaccinated. I am in no danger of infection from people with polio, or typhoid, or tetanus, or hepatitis, because I have been vaccinated against those diseases by actual, working vaccines that prevent the spread of infection. It is clear that the same cannot be said for any of the Covid-19 vaccines, and any claim that these vaccines will prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus is, at this point, a bald-faced lie. I do not appreciate someone lying to me, and I am under no obligation to join the delusional liars in their fantasy land of unicorn rainbow farts and make-believe protection.
The other laughable claim being made by the same liars who say this vaccine is effective is that it is “safe”. This is another bold-faced lie by people who don’t have the faintest idea of whether or not this vaccine is safe. There is no data. There have been no long-term studies, there have been no long-term clinical trials. Any tests done on the Covid-19 vaccines was rushed and short term, with control groups being effectively destroyed after the rushed, shoddy and short-term trials. The best statement that could be made regarding the Covid-19 vaccine long-term safety is “We don’t know”. But that would require honesty in our government officials who are pushing this vaccine, and honesty is the last attribute that any of them could possess. A simple search of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System shows not only thousands of cases of adverse events such as Bell’s Palsy, paralysis, Guillen-Barre Syndrome and other adverse health effects, but there are thousands of deaths reported due to the Covid-19 vaccines. Are these adverse events rare? As a percentage of the people who got vaccinated, yes. But the fatality rate for Covid-19, especially among military members, is also rare. If a rare chance of dying from a virus is enough to force everyone to get a vaccine, what then is the response to the adverse side effects? A yawn, apparently, because asking senior military leaders to actually care about the service members they command would just be asking far too much in today’s military. At this point there are more active duty service members who have developed myocarditis as a result of the Covid-19 vaccination than service members who have died of Covid-19. Given that someone who had acute myocarditis can expect other long-term heart failure issues to crop up in later years, this country has given more service members heart failure via the vaccines than have died of the Covid-19 virus. The government halted the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccines over seven incidents of blood clotting, but myocarditis, pericarditis, death and other issues apparently don’t matter.
The claim that the vaccines that I have been ordered to take have been approved by the FDA is yet another bold-faced lie by the liars who have already proven that cannot be trusted. The vaccine that the FDA approved is the Comirnaty vaccine, authorized for use in the European Union. The Pfizer vaccine used in the USA is not the Comirnaty vaccine. The claim being made by the FDA is that it is a “legally distinct, but chemically identical” vaccine. If it’s chemically identical, then why did they not simply approve the vaccine that Pfizer already has? If there is no difference between the two, why have it remain “legally distinct”? It is yet another area of uncertainty, brought by the people who have proven that they possess neither the slightest shred of honesty or integrity.
The claim that these vaccines are effective is a lie. The claims that these vaccines are safe is another lie. And the claims that the Pfizer vaccine available in the USA was approved by the FDA is yet another lie. I am sick and tired of being lie to, and I am absolutely sick to my stomach to see these vaccines being pushed despite the fact that they do not work in their proclaimed task of stopping the spread of the Covid-19 virus. I am appalled that the military is ignoring the risks associated with these vaccines and I am outraged that the senior military leaders are demanding that I throw away my morals and beliefs in order to maintain my military service. It is a disgusting display of cowardice and hypocrisy that the people ordering these vaccinations are demanding that all the risk being taken is laid upon the people who are being ordered to get the shots. There is no risk or responsibility laid on the senior military leaders, government officials, or vaccine manufacturers. All of those entities have been given protection and immunity from the results of their actions. Only the service member being ordered to get the shot takes the risk. This abhorrent situation goes against every example of leadership that I was ever taught in my 25 year Army career. This is not just a failure of leadership, this is a crumbling of the moral foundations that military leadership requires, and exposes the rot and corruption that has thoroughly permeated the upper echelons of military leadership. There may come a day when not compromising on your morals or integrity may once again be important to the US Army, but that day will not come so long as the current senior leadership is in charge, as that leadership does not possess any honesty or integrity and wouldn’t even know what those values look like.
In conclusion, I have little hope of my Religious Accommodation request being granted, because it is becoming clear that this mandate has everything to do with politics and pushing a narrative, and nothing to do with actual safety, health or prevention of disease. But if (when) that denial comes down, I will exit my military service with my head held high, secure in the knowledge that I have not compromised my morals or integrity. Maybe one day the Army will want people with integrity again.
I wonder how that will be received if it ever makes it up out of my unit. It's me just screaming at the abyss, but sometimes you just have to do that for your mental health.
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Crimes against humanity? Yeah, that sums it up rather well
Doctors pushing back against the government narrative.
A “Physicians’ Declaration” produced by an international alliance of physicians and medical scientists strongly condemns the global strategy to treat COVID, accusing policy-makers of potential “crimes against humanity” for preventing physicians from providing life-saving treatments for their patients and suppressing open scientific discussion.
The document states that “one size fits all” treatment recommendations have resulted in needless illness and death.
As of 1:00 Friday afternoon, the declaration had garnered over 3,100 signatures from doctors and scientists around the world.
That was last Friday, so it's a safe assumption that more folks have signed off on it.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Can we please stop pretending that the not-vax protects you?
Married couple, both vaccinated, die from the Kung Flu.
A fully vaccinated Michigan couple died of COVID-19 — less than one minute apart and while holding hands, according to their daughter.
Grand Rapids residents Cal Dunham, 59, and his wife Linda, 66, who had pre-existing health conditions, began to feel sick during a family camping trip this month, Fox 17 reported.
You what I'm not afraid of? Polio. Because unlike the not-vax scam, the polio vaccine actually works. You know what else I'm not afraid of? Typhoid. Because unlike the not-vax scam, the typhoid vaccine actually works.
Hey, know what else I'm not afraid of? Tetanus. Because unlike the not-vax scam, the tetanus vaccine actually works.
The Kung Flu not-vax is a scam and a joke, being pushed by political actors for their own means. It's not there to help YOU, it's there to benefit THEM.
"But Dave, why is it being pushed by doctors?" Excellent question. I'll let a doctor answer it.
I recently had a conversation with a reasonably well informed writer who simply missed the real reasons why most practicing physicians go along with the Fauci Fraud. As a public service, I will attempt to fill in a few gaps. But first, I must define the Fraud.
There are two basic legs to the Fraud. First is the idea that the Centers for Disease Control is in any way concerned with a mission related to its name. The failure of the CDC to in any way endorse any treatment that did not emanate from its exalted halls should give us our first glint of clarity.
Go read the rest. It's eye opening for anyone who hasn't worked around hospitals or other medical groups that take government insurance.
That's what communists do. Lie. They lie incessantly.
No Border Patrol Agent whipped anyone, no matter how badly they should have.
When it comes to their border security agenda, facts seem not to matter at the White House.
The Biden administration’s stance on Texas border agents “has not changed” despite the fact that erroneous reports that migrants were being “whipped”—begun by PBS White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor—have been wholly debunked.
At this point, the Border Patrol could start shooting people, and I would still be OK with it. Maybe having to walk over the corpses of the other illegal alien invaders before you got to the border would make some of them reconsider.
Monday, September 27, 2021
Who will be the first state
To bring some sanity back and stop the bullshit not-vax mandates for the health care workers they're going to need?
One year ago the country was celebrating first responders. Among them, doctors, nurses, cops, and firefighters who bravely stayed on the job while the rest of the country was locked down to avoid COVID.
Today, the vax-pimps are doing away with the people who risked their lives for us all.
Like Houston Memorial, who fired over 150 staff and then didn't have enough people to keep up with the patients in their hospital, you're going to see places start running out of folks that SHOULD be considered essential. EMTs. Nurses. Firefighters.
What do you think is going to happen when you call 9-1-1 and there's nobody to come help you? Personally, I hope all those people in New York Fucking City and Chiraq start finding out.