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  1. HHS Will Stop Counting COVID Deaths on Feb. 2, According to New Guidance for Hospitals "At this point, it’s clear there’s a difference between hospitalization with COVID-19 and for COVID-19. Now take the next logical step; there is also a difference between dying with COVID and dying from COVID. How many people listed as dying of COVID were receiving treatment for another illness and only tested positive? Apparently, that is a conversation the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) does not want to have." HHS Will Stop Counting COVID Deaths on Feb. 2, According to New Guidance for Hospitals PJMEDIA.COM A new HHS memo eliminates the requirement for hospitals to report COVID deaths and does nothing to fix inflated hospitalization counts.
  2. Ah, geez, Michael, don't sweat it! Gawd know my memory ain't what it used to be... None of this was meant to point out some kind of slip-up; I just like the "thrill of the hunt" of an informational scavenger-hunt and testing my google-fu, from time-to-time.
  3. In New Hampshire: "PUBLIC HEARING THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 18: HB1022 allows pharmacists to dispense ivermectin pursuant to a standing order entered into by licensed health care providers" HB1022 Bill Details Title: permitting pharmacists to dispense the drug ivermectin by means of a standing order. Sponsors: (Prime) Cushman (R), Kofalt (R), Sheehan (R), Yakubovich (R), Blasek (R), Torosian (R), Harley (R), Tony Lekas (R) Current Legislation Search GENCOURT.STATE.NH.US
  4. But did she Epstein herself? "Inquiring minds want to know..."
  5. Rereading...hmmm... You said it was from the old solohq site, but the Perry piece I found was from the newer site. I couldn't find anything from a William Perry, on the old site, regarding a prosecutor's brief quote. But... might it have been Wendy McElroy you're thinking of? This is what comes up on the Rebirth of Reason site, when I searched for "brief" and "proscutor". From one of your posts: "Here is a quote from the Wendy McElroy review, which is not completely favorable (albeit more pro than con): 'Valliant's book is not a scholarly work that aims to provide a balanced view; nor does it pretend to be. Valliant's book is not written in a 'popular' manner that seeks to entertain; nor does it pretend to be. The Passion is best viewed as a legal brief, with all the strengths and weaknesses inherent in that sort of document." http://rebirthofreason.com/Forum/ArticleDiscussions/1208_7.shtml#154
  6. But he does mention the word "brief", if only to contradict it: "Various critics have referred to PARC as an 'indictment' or a 'brief.' It is neither. "
  7. Is this the article you're looking for? A Prosecutor's View of PARC Submitted by William E. Perry on Fri, 2006-04-21 18:49 I’ve heard a funny criticism of James Valliant’s The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics. That is that he is arguing like a prosecutor. That is funny when it is addressed to me because I was a prosecutor for 21 years. It is also funny when addressed to Valliant because he IS a prosecutor. That has made me think about the validity of the way prosecutors argue in general, and its application to PARC. This is not intended as a review, but merely as a comment about one aspect of the book. Various critics have referred to PARC as an “indictment” or a “brief.” It is neither. An indictment is a formal charging document. A brief is an appellate argument. PARC is neither of these in either the literal, or the metaphorical sense. The book is a closing argument on behalf of Ayn Rand against the charges made against her by Barbara and Nathaniel Branden. http://www.solopassion.com/node/871
  8. "Trust the science"- "Follow the money" vc Dr. Anthony Fauci’s financial disclosure shows $10.4M in investments “Dr. Fauci was completely dishonest about his financial disclosures being open to the public,” Marshall said in a statement. “Dr. Fauci must be held accountable to all Americans who have been suing and requesting for this information but don’t have the power of a Senate office to ask for it.” Fauci’s 2020 filing — not previously available to the public — details the finances of the nation’s highest-paid federal employee, who reportedly made $434,312 in 2020 and is on track for a $350,000 annual pension upon retirement. and In a mix of trust and retirement accounts, he and his wife hold Atlas large-cap mutual funds, Pimco’s investment-grade bond fund, and a tax-exempt municipal debt fund. Other holdings include the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund — which invests in companies highly-rated for “advancing women through gender-diverse boards, senior leadership teams and other policies and practices” — and the Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund, which focuses on East Asian nations, in particular China, but excluding Japan. read more here Dr. Anthony Fauci's financial disclosure shows $10.4M in investments NYPOST.COM The president's chief medical advisor and his wife had millions in investments at the end of 2020.
  9. It's not for nothing that Chris Matthew Sciabarra ended Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical with a warning about "the fallacy of reification": EPILOGUE "Some of you may know the story of the four travelers who on a moonless night chanced upon an elephant and came away separately convinced that it was very like a snake, a leaf, a wall, a rope. Not one could persuade any other to change his mind, for each had touched a different part. Not one could resolve their differences for none of them knew the entire elephant. "The moral of the story is not the inevitability of subjectivism. Rather, it is a lesson in the fallacy of reification. Each traveler abstracted a part of the whole and reified that part into a separate entity, which was identified as the totality. Reification is possible because no one—and no human being—can achieve a synoptic vantage point on the whole. Our definition of what is essential depends on a specific context."
  10. "Ghislaine Maxwell will no longer fight to keep names of 8 'John Does' secret"
  11. To be fair, it's nothing new. Even Peikoff once advocated voting "democrat" across the board. There may be "reasons" why Yaron Brook and co. do so today, involving funding (China? Soros?), but philosophically, it goes back to Rand herself, with her disgust at what she saw as betrayal by the Right. And the rationale that the right does more damage to capitalism than the left does, by undermining it (whereas the left is just nihilistic and such). I get the idea behind it, to let the left do its damage so that the people will see just how bad they are, but I really think OrgOists severely underestimate the Left in terms of sheer evil, and just how far they'll go to keep power, even if it means destroying America in the process. And those Oi'st advocating to vote Democrat just become useful idiots, in the process.
  12. BREAKING: Italian Covid-19 researcher Domenico Biscardi found dead in his home. Domenico was a prominent Covid-19 injection researcher who was just about to go to European courts over what he found in the vials.
  13. Org'Oism, in its TDS, would rather push against the likes of Jordan Peterson and co. while holding up Fauci and his minions as "heroes of science" (not to mention their long-standing advocacy of voting Democrat, because they believe that the Right does MORE damage to capitalism than the left), because, in their own words, they don't want to be seen as supporting the alt-right, and anyone who disagrees is a "fifth columnist Objecivist", according to Yaron Brook. (But when you ask them about Peikoff's donation to the Trump campaign? "Blank-out.")
  14. The "schadenfreudge" coming from a GAB email blast, while touting the superiority of GAB:
  15. Looks like GAB is either stirring up !@%& or taking shadenfreude in a Joe Rogan/GETTR squabble: "Joe Rogan slams social media platform Gettr, calling it 'f---ery' and 'fugazi' just days after joining" Joe Rogan Slams Gettr, Calling It 'F---Ery' and 'Fugazi' | Trends TRENDS.GAB.COM Rogan created an account on the Twitter-alternative Gettr on January 2, but said this week that he's already considering leaving the platform. Joe Rogan slams social media platform Gettr, calling it 'f---ery' and 'fugazi' just days after joining WWW.BUSINESSINSIDER.COM Rogan created an account on the Twitter-alternative Gettr on January 2, but said this week that he's already considering leaving the platform.
  16. "I don't think it's far-fetched to say that if Donald Trump hadn't won in 2016 and appointed three SCOTUS justices, the U.S. would literally be Australia right now."
  17. "I don't think it's far-fetched to say that if Donald Trump hadn't won in 2016 and appointed three SCOTUS justices, the U.S. would literally be Australia right now."
  18. Muffley: There's nothing to figure out General Turgidson. This man is obviously a psychotic. Turgidson: Well, I'd like to hold off judgment on a thing like that, sir, until all the facts are in. Muffley: (Doctor Strangelove, or, How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb) In other words, "it ain't over 'til it's over", as this isn't the knock-out blow we'd wish it to be; think "Overton Window": With that said...we can still look at it as "glass half-full"; on the plus side: General Turgidson, I find this very difficult to understand. I was under the impression that I was the only one in authority to order the use of nuclear weapons. Turgidson: That's right sir. You are the only person authorized to do so. And although I hate to judge before all the facts are in, it's beginning to look like General Ripper exceeded his authority. Muffley: It certainly does. Far beyond the point I would have imagined possible.
  19. "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." -American Abolitionist and liberal activist Wendell Phillips
  20. Still, the Federal Government does not have complete control, despite their best efforts (yet, which is why it is important to keep pushing back on it, and their useful idiots, such as our resident troll, to keep it that way...) BREAKING: Supreme Court rejects OSHA mandate "As expected, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a federal mandate requiring 20 million healthcare workers get vaccinated against COVID-19, but blocked a separate mandate that required workers at private businesses get vaccinated or tested weekly. “'Requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category,' the conservative majority wrote in the decision regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandate. ------- "The Biden administration issued the two separate mandates last November — one from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that applied to healthcare workers employed by facilities that receive federal funding, and a second from the Labor Department’s OSHA that applied to private businesses that employed more than 100 workers. "The Supreme Court’s conservative majority said while Congress has OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it hasn’t given the federal agency the power to broadly regulate public health. In writing their dissenting opinion, the three liberal justices argued OSHA was within its authority and expertise to authorize the mandates." read more here: Supreme Court upholds CMS vaccine mandate, strikes down OSHA one - News - McKnights Home Care WWW.MCKNIGHTSHOMECARE.COM As expected, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a federal mandate requiring 20 million healthcare workers get vaccinated against...
  21. "Muh private platform! Don't like it, go start your own!" Ok, we will... (Government then proceeds to pressure app stores to block apps like PARLER, GETTR, block access to bank accounts, PayPal accounts, etc, freeze assets, label parents/dissenters "Domestic terrorists", etc...) “But what for? What for? What for?” Keating cried to his associate designers. “Well, why shouldn’t we have any say at all?” asked Gordon L. Prescott. “We want to express our individuality too.” When Keating invoked his contract, he was told: “All right, go ahead, try to sue the government. Try it.” Ayn Rand. The Fountainhead (Kindle Locations 13227-13230). Plume.
  22. "There are four characteristics which brand a country unmistakably as a dictatorship: one-party rule—executions without trial or with a mock trial, for political offenses—the nationalization or expropriation of private property—and censorship. A country guilty of these outrages forfeits any moral prerogatives, any claim to national rights or sovereignty, and becomes an outlaw." Ayn Rand, “Collectivized ‘Rights", 1963 If she could only see us, now..."Did you not believe me? Did I stutter? What part of 'dictatorship' don't you understand???"