Tony Tenpenny, 57, a former councillor from Nashville, who had said the pandemic was part of a “socialist agenda” and had been over-exaggerated, died over the weekend as a result of complications from COVID-19.
Vice Mayor Jim Shulman shared that Tenpenny had been hospitalized for almost a month after contracting the disease.
He had been placed on a ventilator in early September.
The ironic headline appeals to dumb people, who feel a sense of power and justice. “Ha ha, what an idiot, I feel smarter for wearing this mask!” In reality, we know nothing except what the vice mayor said and that “complications” from COVID-19, including possibly unrelated disorders, caused the death. None of this has any bearing on whether we do better with the Sweden method or the Jacinda Ardern “panic and tank the economy so we must go full Socialist” mode.
The Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC), the country’s censorship body, took action against 206,759 pieces of online data last year, such as blocking public access or deleting them, down from 238,246 in 2018, according to an annual report from the Clinical Legal Education Center under the Korea University’s School of Law.
When a regime becomes unstable, it depends on censorship. Too many people recognize that the world Leftist regime has backed itself into a corner where it acts according to ideology and therefore, cannot solve-real world problems but will force us to use its method by threatening to attack if we do not. This parasitic gang now rules the world simply because it flatters the proles and businesses, who want lots of warm bodies buying disposable garbage because it has high margins, despite the fact that even this model only works for a few huge corporations and everyone else ends up in constant doubt.
The Federal Reserve this week has talked up the importance of more fiscal stimulus amid investor fears of another economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Weak labor market data on Thursday underscored that need.
If there were a time to go Keynesian, now would be that time, since our economies have been shut down by government action and therefore, need government intervention to avoid their operating costs from forcing them to autocannibalize. The Left does not want that however; they want to crash the markets, terrify the citizens, rage across the street with riots, all to stop populism.
This shows you why populism is so important; it is the doorway out of the global Leftist regime. This is why they try so hard to black-pill you on Trump, your heritage, your culture, and life itself. They want a mass of miserable, clueless, directionless, and angry people because those are easy to manipulate. Each time you just blame a scapegoat, then offer free stuff, and you have a crowd behind you. It’s like the French Revolution, over and over again, forever.
The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, examined more than 5,000 genetic sequences of the virus, concluding that one of the many mutations the coronavirus has accumulated changes the structure of the “spike protein” on the surface of the virus, driving the strain’s dominance.
Prevalence of the mutation, known as D614G, was at 71 per cent during the first wave in Houston, where the study was carried out.
The mutation, which is believed to have originated in China, has since leaped to 99.9 prevalence since the second, ongoing wave beginning in May.
Think of this from an economic perspective: how does a parasitic organism really thrive? Like a large corporation, it becomes a steady and unavoidable presence, which means that it is always spreading but never really dominating completely, only living off of us steadily, sort of like government, bureaucracy, or the welfare underclass. From this perspective, the common cold may be the most successful virus alive, since it is always present and never eradicated. Viruses that kill too many of their hosts will not spread as far as those that simply give their hosts the sniffles and diarrhea for two weeks, during which time those hosts will shed viruses like dollar bills in a rap video, guaranteeing the future of the organism. Viruses do not think; they simply respond to market factors. In ten years, COVID-19 will be the new head cold and we will be talking about it more rationally, absent a few hundred thousand diabetics, vape-scarred victims of bootleg THC carts, and people genetically doomed to an early death anyway.
A number of people have created their own “worlds” underneath their homes. In late May, the listing for a Maryland mansion went viral after a Twitter user discovered a fake town inside the basement. The basement features cobbled streets, 15 shopfronts, fake flowers and real vintage cars. But even this isn’t unusual. More than a decade ago, a YouTube video documented the basement of John Scapes, an Illinois man who had built an 1890s street under his home.
In the UK, basements are becoming increasingly popular. Between 2012 and 2016, there was a 183% increase in planning applications for underground rooms, with most requests coming from Londoners. As of 2018, the city was home to 112 multistorey “mega-basements”. They feature pools, saunas, cinemas, gyms, art galleries and even catwalks. The nickname “iceberg home” has been coined to describe the property trend; while a house might look fairly ordinary from the outside, a secret world dwells beneath the surface. In July, a London flat next to a Chinese takeaway made headlines after it was discovered that a luxury swimming pool, sauna and kitchenette was hiding in the basement.
In December 2019, an American man made headlines for transforming his basement into a replica Blockbuster video store, with row after row of rental vids and a snack stand. Seven months earlier, a woman in Canada transformed the space under her stairs into Narnia. Just before that, a Harry Potter fan magazine documented a woman who had created wizarding streets complete with shop windows in her basement. American and Canadian basements are now home to life-size bakeries and wine shops, casinos and arcades.
When the world outside is hostile, you make like a teenager in a John Hughes film and live in your inner world. Democracy, equality, and diversity have created such an unwelcoming, alien, toxic, and pointless society that we seek refuges that we control, and if that happens in the basement, so much better because we can barely hear the world above, pretending instead that it might not even be there. We should focus on recognizing that it is not real instead, merely a human imposition, and like all impositions, this shows that it comes from a place of weakness, not strength, and will not endure.
Seroprevalence increased from 5.8 % to 46.8 % over the course of the summer. The most dramatic increase in SPR occurred in late June and early July, paralleling the rise in daily confirmed cases within Tokyo, which peaked on August 4.
Herd immunity happens rapidly.
Earlier this week, Mexican officials said they were interviewing at least six women who may have been subject to improper medical procedures, including hysterectomies – the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus.
More fake news from a “whistleblower” who just wanted to score a point for his team.
The German-backed pact would require all 27 EU countries to take part.
Member states would either agree to take in asylum seekers or take charge of sending back those refused asylum.
They are spreading the pain. People in politics use their opinions as a signal. Pro-immigration means “not like those nasty, lower class conservative people.” Forcing everyone to accept migration signals a win for your team. Despite all our pretense, we are just troupes of monkeys splitting into factions as we negotiate for a greater share of the mangos.
“When many people die of the flu in the winter, fewer die in heat waves the following summer. In this case, it was Covid-19 that caused many to die,” Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s chief epidemiologist, told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter earlier this week.
’What has now been seen is that the countries that have had a fairly low mortality for influenza in the last two, three years, such as Sweden, [also] have a very high excess mortality in Covid-19,” he said, according to a translation provided in The Times newspaper.
COVID-19 is killing people that the regular flu normally gets to kill. This means that the Sweden model is provides herd immunity without collapsing your economy as Europe, the US, and the Antipodes have done:
The Scandinavian nation was the only country in Europe not to introduce strict lockdown measures at the start of the pandemic.
But scientists believe that this may have helped it avoid a second wave of Covid-19 as it continues to record its lowest number of cases since March – with just 28 infections per 100,000 people.
This figure is less than half of the UK’s own infection rate of 69 per 100,000 people.
The proposal advances two main goals the Trump administration and the department outlined in June: encouraging online platforms to actively address illicit conduct and manage content on their sites in fair and consistent ways.
Companies need the ability to delete content like spam, child porn, vandalism, and off-topic or stupid material; however, they have extended this to simply removing anything which does not flatter their majority audience, abusing their monopoly position in order to retain their most active audience, a group which does not accurately represent the American population and shows exactly how tech companies are inflating their advertising figures by keeping impoverished, clueless, but fanatical users active constantly on the sites. There is no way to legislate this; a better solution is to destroy the centralized internet created by Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Spotify, Apple, Netflix, and Amazon. We need an internet of many options, not six big corporate winners in every category, a condition that arises because taxes and regulatory costs squeeze out little guys and cause them to be bought up as the technology matures and therefore, the margins shrink.
She’s worked for the U.S.-based tech company for more than five years, but for a long time she thought a role like senior operations manager was unattainable as a Black woman.
Affirmative action strikes again. Most managers are incompetent and act to simply limit liability for those above them, thanks to the well-intentioned acts of democracy to “regulate” risk. Now we are promoting pure idiots to those positions for their Leftism, sex, sexual preference, or minority status, and transferring money from the rest of us — we pay for those high salaries in higher product costs — to them.
Swiss voters will decide on Sunday whether to tear up a pact with the European Union on the free movement of people, after a referendum campaign that exposed rifts in society over foreigners who make up a quarter of the population.
Switzerland decides whether to commit suicide or not. If it accepts the “free movement of people,” it will drown in the third world and Eastern Europe; if it rejects it, the foreigners will start to go, realizing that their position in Switzerland is not as stable as they had hoped.
In effect, he ushered in a New Age of Nationalism which horrified his critics, especially Jews, who had spent the last 80 years decrying Nationalism as an evil rather than a good. Whereas, Zionism was born in the age of Nationalism and has remained true to its origins.
Zionism is nationalism; it only opposes nationalism because, in violation of the nationalist principle, Jews were in Europe, prompting pogroms, exile, deportations, and finally, the Holocaust. When the nationalist principle is obeyed, Jews do well in Israel and Europeans do well in Europe.
After its first case was detected in January, flights to and from Wuhan were cancelled.
By late March, the nation’s borders were virtually shut altogether.
Testing, aggressive contact tracing and a mass multi-faceted public health campaign were quickly mobilised.
Close the borders and isolate anyone who has the virus. You can do that in authoritarian Vietnam, but not the bloated, fat, undisciplined, navel-gazing, narcissistic, coddled, bratty democracy-blighted West.
“Due to the pandemic and other factors, the movie business has simply lost its audience… because of the virus, but also the movies were beginning to lose interest. And I think now, as then, there will be a reinvention situation,” said Bart, 88.
He continued: “What I don’t know, Bret, is what will be the themes? We’re not at war at the moment, unless you call the political war a war. Sex and drugs have long since been assimilated. So what are movies going to speak to? Will they speak to diversity? I’m glad it’s happening, but I don’t think it’s a very interesting theme. Or will they speak to the political craziness of this time? I don’t see in other words those pervasive trends that might shape a new cinema.”
The counterculture boom which began after the Civil War is now over, and films will have to seek actual subjects instead of solipsistic self-discovery or French Revolution narratives. “I don’t think it’s a very interesting theme” says it all: Leftism is no longer cutting edge, nor good. It has nothing for us, since it has been in control for a long time and our only good years seem to come from cutting it back. Maybe someday we will call it a parasite.
Gallup migration expert Julie Ray said the slight global fall in acceptance – 5.21 in 2019 down from 5.34 in 2016 – was driven by marked changes in Latin American countries.
People are tired of other people screwing up somehow becoming our problem. In this case, Venezuela imploded, and now the countries around it are tired of accepting its impoverished Stockholm Syndrome refugees. Maybe we should start letting people and countries fail and contain the problem, sort of like a quarantine, instead of bringing it to us and trying to “help.” Perhaps the real epidemic is Leftism, or just the idea of altruism, that helping others directly is the best kindness? Giving them control of their own fates seems to me to be more compassionate, since that way, all their victories are their own and we are not trying to control them. Colonialism is over; let the third world live or die according to its own acts. If they end up poor, so what? They are happy that way, and it’s none of our business.
Here is what we know:
Investigators spent months studying the hundreds of baffling deaths, sending test samples to specialized laboratories in Canada, South Africa and other countries. They announced Monday that the deaths were caused by neurotoxins in the waterholes from a species of cyanobacteria, a blue-green algae.
“Our latest tests have detected cyanobacterial neurotoxins to be the cause of the deaths,” said Mmadi Reuben, principal veterinary officer at the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks, at a news conference. “These are bacteria found in water.”
The deaths seemed to stop by the end of June, as waterholes and water pans were drying up.
Here is the conjecture:
The warming of water sources in Southern Africa could be a key factor in the growth of cyanobacterial blooms in the region, where temperatures are rising at twice the global average, scientists say.
In other words, the headline is wrong. We know there was a cyanobacterial bloom, but many things can cause these, as many things can cause warming, including our tendency to cover Earth in concrete that reflects heat into the near atmosphere and displaces jet streams, causing worldwide disruption because we are doing the same stupid stuff worldwide now. Diversity? Actual diversity might mean at least one place that was not trying to make itself into Los Angeles.
Thirty-six percent thought that “two million or fewer Jews” were killed during the Holocaust, and 48% could not name a single camp or ghetto established during World War II, despite the fact that there were more than 40,000 of them.
“In perhaps one of the most disturbing revelations of this survey, 11 percent of U.S. Millennial and Gen Z respondents believe Jews caused the Holocaust,” Claims Conference writes.
Humans have to learn this one time and again: once you politicize something, people treat it as propaganda and correspondingly, have no use for it. They heavily politicized the Holocaust, then invited in diversity including groups which hate Jews, and now no one cares about the Holocaust or Jews. Good work self-destructing there, Leftists, in wiping out a group that has supported you over the years and generally goaded you toward being more effective and slightly less crazy.
The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition estimated Bloomberg’s fundraising push has already paid off monetary obligations for 32,000 felons, Axios reported.
At least they openly admit that they are buying votes. In other news, crime generally demonstrates selfishness, especially since criminals generally earn less money than they would have with regular work of some kind. Selfish people become felons, and selfish people like felons vote Democrat, the “gift-giving” party that wants to destroy our future to buy votes today.
“These principles mean banks have to consider the impact of their loans on society – not just on their portfolio,” Simone Dettling, banking team lead for the Geneva-based United Nations Environment Finance Initiative, told Reuters.
Translation for realists: banks are going to reward Leftist schemes and avoid non-Leftist plans. This furthers the control of the Left. Why does big business do this? It lets them off the hook; all they have to do now is play nice with the ideology, and they can sin as freely as they want with anything else. Even better, these new regulatory costs — and there will be many, since it requires hiring a whole new staff to administer this — work like a fever, making the industry sick so that it can kill off any smaller entrants. Monopoly and socialism go hand-in-hand; in fact, you might see socialism as a utility-style monopoly on all industry.
Federal spending, currently 21% of gross domestic product, will rise to 31% by 2050, with most of that increase coming from interest payments on the rising debt, said CBO Director Phillip L. Swagel. Federal revenue, meanwhile, stood at just 16% of GDP last year and will reach only 19% by 2050.
In a democracy, politicians quickly figure out how to buy votes, and progressive tax systems ensure that half of the population is voting to help itself to money from the other half. Your only solution is to remove entirely the three-quarters of our budget that goes to entitlements, cut taxes, slash regulations, and restart with a minimal government. In the same way that windows users just want a simple, fast, low-overhead OS, citizens want government to be the same: roads, military, courts, police, fire, and stuff like NOAA, NASA, the National Park Service, DARPA/ARPA, and other programs that only work with concentrated mass investment. If we dropped affirmative action and other “hidden” entitlements, we could do all of that on a fifth of our current budget. Instead, we let the Democrats buy votes for ninety years and we are now likely close to $30 trillion in debt, when we add up all obligations.
A EWTN News/RealClear Opinion poll found in a poll of 1,212 likely Catholic voters that 53 percent favor Biden, compared to 41 percent who prefer Trump.
Trump leads among white Catholic voters by 5 percentage points, the poll found. Among Hispanic Catholics, Biden has a commanding 63-31 lead.
Demographic displacement. In reality, we are seeing the failure of two integrations: near-Whites (Southern, Mediterranean, Irish, and Eastern European) and Hispanics (Mongolian Amerind mestizos and indios). Both groups have come here but not changed “their culture,” mainly because culture is hard-wired into us like everything else.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told a congressional hearing on Wednesday that white supremacists are the most persistent extremist threat in U.S. politics, but in Portland, Oregon the local federal courthouse was specifically targeted by protesters who had “this anarchist sort of ideology.”
Ironically, White Supremacists find themselves in the same position as Jews: scapegoated because we cannot admit that diversity, equality, democracy, and utilitarianism themselves are failures, meaning that they are wrong as approaches, and no amount of fiddling with the method of our approach can make them work.
Current and former U.S. officials have recounted that, after phone calls with Jewish lawmakers, President Trump has complained Jews “are only in it for themselves” and stick together, prioritizing an ethnic allegiance over other loyalties, The Washington Post reports.
Leaks either come from detractors or allow Trump to quietly tell the truth without having to do so publicly and create a nexus of conflict. Instead, these ideas gently float out and people have time to assimilate them from the edges and bottom and tangents instead of facing them head-on, like his comments about “sithole countries.”
Reuters reported on Tuesday that Scharf had exasperated some Black employees in a Zoom meeting this summer when he reiterated that the bank had trouble reaching diversity goals because there were not enough qualified minority candidates.
We get little hints of what is to come all the time. This is one of them: people are tired of being forced by affirmative action to hire minorities who are not performing up to par, mainly because they went into a job for which they were not qualified and therefore would not enjoy just for the money, which suggests that these are not the nice, good, and thoughtful people among those groups.
In the meantime, we have two other problems: (1) these groups have different average IQs and (2) groups evolved for different environments, and therefore have different wiring; culture is genetic and cannot be taught, as the past two centuries of failed American assimilation reveal. The race-culture issue is probably more pressing; Asian-Americans, for example, excel in school but seem to produce terrible results in fields like medicine, law, architecture, and academia. We need our people and only our people (WASPs, a/k/a ethnic Western Europeans, a/k/a those of an unbroken Nordic-Germanic Cromagnid-Dalofaelid root) in our society; diversity is failing alongside affirmative action and entitlements.
These Homo sapiens could be the last ones on their way through a temperate place as an impending ice age descends. That would also explain why their tracks weren’t tracked over by another group, at least not before an entire fresh layer of sediment accumulated.
Our primitive understanding of the past gradually gets little revisions that show us that the past was more interesting and varied than we ever guessed. Perhaps we are, as usual, simply projecting our dying age onto a more vital history.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3-2 on Wednesday to make it tougher for shareholders to push companies on issues such as climate change, social justice and diversity, with Democratic commissioners dissenting against the move.
The world is tired of ideology, and getting back to business instead. Good business, by the way, requires a dominant culture to guide it; democracy has done nothing but erase the founding culture in America, replacing it with an ideology of subsidized individualism and jingoistic Leftist exceptionalism. Simultaneously, it imposed higher tax burdens, regulatory costs, and affirmative action, which made companies into the sterile and robotic places we know today. Now the market is correcting this by filtering out the vapid ideology and replacing it with solid function, which in turn is going to drive the question of culture back to the people who screwed it all up in the first place, the voters. Quit scapegoating politicians and the media for the stupid decisions made by citizens!
“On September 26th, agitators plan on coming to Portland to spread messages of hate and racism — values we don’t welcome here in Portland,” he wrote. “If you intend to come to our city, our home, to spread hate and provoke violence, don’t.”
In the meantime, nightly Leftist riots go on. “Rules for thee, not for me.”
Developing countries and younger workers have been the hardest hit by the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus crisis, says Guy Rider, director-general of the International Labour Organization.
The Jacinda Arderns, Angela Merkels, Justin Turdeaus, and Barack Obamas of the world want you to be broke, miserable, and desperate so that you cling to government for protection, at which point the tyrants can rule your stupid carcass indefinitely. They scorn you. They enjoy using this pandemic to destroy society before the Right can stop the total Leftist takeover that they have planned, using diversity, feminism, soy, globohomo, and market socialism as their methods.
The two men bonded over themes that resonate today: a shared distrust of the media, a desire to maximize TV ratings, the idea of using people as “props,” and more.
Trump took the lessons of the Kennedy-Nixon debates seriously: whoever looks best on video, and says funny stuff that the moronic herd remembers, will win. We are anxiously awaiting the zingers he will deploy like AGM-114R9X missiles against sleepy child-sniffer Joe Biden and his larcenous family bloated with Russian cash.