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Thursday, May 7. 2020
Need a new hobby? License plate collecting
Barry Farber, conservative talk radio pioneer and author, passes away a day after his 90th birthday
Lord & Taylor to liquidate its stores as soon as they reopen
Twitter Makes Big Move Into Thought Policing
"Biblical" Wave Of Bankruptcies Is About To Flood The US
'Every One of Them': California Begins Forcibly Quarantining People – Separating Families – Over COVID-19
Andrew Cuomo Says Out-Of-State Health Workers Helping In NY Will Have To Pay NY State Taxes, Report Says
Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx Used Imperial College Model — NOW CONFIRMED AS A COMPLETE FRAUD — To Persuade President Trump to Lock Down Entire US Economy!
North Carolina To Ease Stay At Home Rules At 5pm Friday
The Pulitzers Cover Up Their Own Complicity in a Racist Historical Fraud w/1619 Project
INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TRANSCRIPTS WILL FINALLY BE RELEASED
Will The Rogue FBI/CIA/DOJ Operatives Ever Be Brought To Justice For Crossfire Hurricane?
Christopher Steele just threw Hillary and Susan Rice under the bus during testimony in British court. This is the first solid link between Hillary, the Obama White House, and the dirty dossier.
Joe Biden exposes the fraud of the #MeToo movement. Politics wins when the accused is a Democrat, and the accuser is expendable
New Title IX Regulations Will Allow Cross-Examination Of Accusers In Campus Sexual Assault Cases.
Chinese Lies Update For May 6, 2020
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A biblical wave of bankruptcies followed by a biblical wave of tax increases. That will be a recipe for a 10 year great depression especially if the left gains control of our government.
Well, since "Biblical" has been brought forth into this discussion, perhaps a Jubilee Year is appropriate.
When the model you're using can't produce the same results twice in a row with the same inputs, there's something REALLY wrong with it.
And trying to base any sort of rational policy on it is... irrational.
Re: Imperial College Model — NOW CONFIRMED AS A COMPLETE FRAUD
It is not a fraud.
So a week ago I was reading tweets from people like John Carmack who had access to the Imperial College/Fergeson model code before its clean up and release on GitHub, and who were pleasantly surprised at how good it was.
Now I see from the usual suspects a report that blasts it, but only at sites where I know from experience that the authors will often use "motivated reasoning"
I was myself looking into the history of this group's modeling, as I had been affected as a UK resident from Government following Neil Fergeson's advice several times now over the past few decades - from the vCJD/BSE crisis onwards.
I was trying to write a post about how this guy has quite a history of being wrong, but when I actually looked back at what was published at the time all I can criticize is the media malpractice in reporting what his model-based studies said.
What I've come to realize is that the reports from his research group always take the form something like:
This epidemic could be dangerous, based up on the early information which is very uncertain, we predict a range of human deaths that could be from 400 to 200,000
This gets reported on the BBC as:
BOFFINS PREDICT 200000 DEATHS!
Then, as there are enough UK cases for there to be better data from UK health authorities, they release a new report which is a smaller range, a range that does in fact include the number of deaths which actually result.
There's a ton of misreporting in this epidemic about the Imperial College model, e.g. about which big numbers were results accounting for social distancing. But even as I've dug though the "game of telephone" to get all the way back to what it actually predicted, I am still very much not a fan. So don't take my defense of it against poor reportage as any sort of endorsement of the model or the people behind it.
You found a true study on the six foot standard for social distanting?
Never again should we turn our lives, our fortunes and our health over to the ‘experts’!
Californians are now being forcibly separated? That state and others resemble Germany 1939 more and more every day. Here we thought electing Trump was going to slow the spread of the most destructive disease known to man: marxist socialism.
He can do a lot - but he can't do anything for a state who's citizens are determined not to help themselves.
True enough. That is the most heartbreaking of things to evolve from this pandemic. Is the rugged individualism that built America, gone forever?
Stop rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell
Stand up for the flag and let's all ring the liberty bell
Re: Intelligence Committee transcripts will finally be released
If you're not following Ric Grenell as both Ambassador to Germany and also Acting Director of National Intelligence you should check him out on Instagram or news outlets. He's taking names and kicking butt, most recently Adam Schiff's, by forcing him to release the transcripts. But also, Grenell just assisted in getting a hostel closed in Berlin, the hostel was a secret money maker for Kim Jong Un in N.K. Perhaps because he is a cancer survivor, Grenell is fearless and getting some very good things accomplished.
Right now some left wing lawyer is prepping a potential rape victim to testify against Grenell for a rape he committed back in high school. Perhaps it was even a gang rape that Grenell bragged about in his high school yearbook. The victim has completely scrubbed her social media and contacted all her old friends and relatives to remind them of things she said back then. She is getting acting lessons on how to cry on cue and look sweet and innocent on camera. Don't worry Grenell is toast and just doesn't know it yet.
Mr Grenell will be as surprised as any of us to learn about that episode.... https://nypost.com/2020/02/22/richard-grenell-now-highest-ranking-openly-gay-official-in-us-government-history/
Damn! OK, look for some choir boy from his high school and let that female actor go with a nice cash bonus for her troubles and a disclosure agreement of course.
Need a new hobby? License plate collecting: No. I just moved and got new plates. Old ones recycled. My new hobby is complaining, and I'm getting better at it (or worser) by the day.
"Andrew Cuomo Says Out-Of-State Health Workers Helping In NY Will Have To Pay NY State Taxes, Report Says": Andy? When your next disaster strikes, don't expect help from outside. You're on your own.
The Pulitzers Cover Up Their Own Complicity in a Racist Historical Fraud w/1619 Project: The NYT and the Pulitzer people have covered themselves with ordure. They stink on ise!
"Christopher Steele just threw Hillary and Susan Rice under the bus during testimony in British court. This is the first solid link between Hillary, the Obama White House, and the dirty dossier." EXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXCELLENT!!!
But nothing will come of it. None of these co-conspirators will ever go to jail or face trial. I believe that even the Republicans are stalling and when Biden is elected this will all go away. More than likely even those government employees who were fired will go to court and get their full retirements restored and they will write books blaming this all on Trump.
re collect license plates
I collect them. Sort of.
I think I have my Dad's from the 60s and 70s, and then have my own from then on. In addition, I have found a few a long the way. I don't display them. They are in a couple of 5 gallon buckets somewhere. Someday I might display them on the basement wall. Or not.
Nope. They are VERY trustworthy,
Doesn't everyone know that President Donald Trump caused it and he lies about it?
I have a friend who collects a license plate as a souvenier whenver he visits a foreign country, and he travels a lot. Probably a better keepsake than some cheapo plastic from a tourist store.
Back in the day, when we traveled out to visit our Granny, my sister and I beguiled the time away by observing the licence plates on passing cars. It was always great to see a seriously "foreign" licence plates.
That being said, one offspring studied abroad and a street in the town bore that offspring's name. So a couple of colleagues pried a street sign off a building (some of their signs were on buildings). We have it yet.
Yes, and France called and they want their street sign back. The one that says "Rue De Day".
"North Carolina To Ease Stay At Home Rules At 5pm Friday" What a crock. North Carolina never had stay-at-home orders. We're a free people and go wherever and whenever we please, except to barber shops and hair salons. Thankfully I'm a pilot and was able to fly to a state where barber shops are open. Suck it, Gov. Cooper!
Nothing about Barry Farber? Doesn't speak well for the viewership here. It's a long time ago now, but the man was a decent person with solid opinions and a good vocabulary.