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China’s Botched Response Will Weaken It on World Stage |   Call it paradox, irony, karma, or even tragedy, but China emerges from its deceit about the coronavirus outbreak in its weakest position since its Westernization began under Deng Xiaoping. And the U.S., after some rocky months ahead, if it stays calm, will likely reemerge in its strongest state in memory vis-à-vis its rivals.

Not the Babylon Bee: “Baltimore Mayor Begs Residents To Stop Shooting Each Other So Hospital Beds Can Be Used For Coronavirus Patients” I’m sure MS-13 and the other drug turf gangs will understand and refrain from their normal carnage.

Why you can’t believe illness statistics right now –  There are four data that the public is interested in for epidemics: Exposure %, mild illness %, truly ill %, and dead %. But % of what? Journalists have no clue about this. Exposure can be tested, whether ill or not.  However, very few people will be tested for exposure if they feel fine or have the sniffles, and it would be absurd (except for a limited study of the general population) to randomly test people. I’d be interested in those results but it’s academic. One epidemiologist said yesterday that the majority of people in the NYC metro area (NY, NJ, CT) and in MA have been exposed. A guess, though. Exposed but not ill is good. You get herd immunity. It is happening now, for sure. Probably in CA too. Most viral spread is probably by people without symptoms who assume they are clear.  My point is that, without a number for people exposed and unexposed within a given general population, you have no denominators.

Liberty’s Torch: Resist Viral Subjugation   Time was, no one would even entertain the possibility that an American political party would put power above the well-being of Americans generally. That time is long past. The possibility that this is an engineered panic — a panic with the full weight of the Left and the media behind it –“ has been on many minds.

War, famine, plague, millennials :     Deep State is rehearsing how to do a lockdown, in case they want to use it for “Climate Change.” The inability to see health and economy as anything other than a list of priorities, was already inculcated — only partly from demonic malice. The commanding idea that “you just do it,” from banning guns and “carbon,” to changing “genders,” to slaughtering the inconvenient, comes naturally to those who don’t know any better.

“Going my way?”

“The U.S. may or may not be a test case of a large…  Donald Trump is being pilloried for leaning against panic, urging comparisons to the flu, suggesting the stock market is overreacting. Like the bus, another reason to pillory Mr. Trump will come along in five minutes and not one of his critics will engage in soul-searching over whether he might have had a point.”

The Perfect Vision Plague Diaries #3 – Andy Havens  The worry over the contagion being spread in restaurants abated, and the virtue signaling changed to “I’m making sure to get out and support local businesses so they can survive this difficult time.” (wait for it) “AND YOU SHOULD TOO.” (there it is, the obligatory social directive) I’ve heard the phrase “support local business” so many times in the past several days that I want to get a sack of takeout from Applebee’s and eat it in the parking lot of a Home Depot while ordering McDonald’s through UberEats.

No, It’s Not The Flu, Bro |   In order to “flatten the curve” we need to obliterate what’s left of civil life. We have to hand to the state the power to shutter businesses, lock people in their homes and reorganizes society as they see fit. The price of flattening the curve will be a never-ending war on civil life by a thoroughly corrupt ruling class. So no, it is not just the flu bro. It is not about the stock market or the economy either. It is about what comes after the flu decades after it is gone.

To Talk of Many Things…   | Joel D. Hirst’s Blog    Suddenly there is a new war to be prosecuted, and America is at her best when rallied together to fight for our way of life. Things that define us, that have always defined us matter again. Borders; it has been comical though painful in its whiplash to see the modern ‘globalist’ pretenders throw up barriers and even swipe the airplanes from the sky in that singular admission, “It is only here, on this patch of earth, that we can affect change. That we can protect ourselves,” and in the process laying bare for the world the differences in societies. China, totalitarian in every way could only do what those who seek power do, lie. And in this great lie, gave the world calamity. There will be a reckoning for that, but that is for another day. Europe, a Europe of ease and welfare aged and soft assuming all its battles had been fought and never again would they see the misery of pestilence and war has been forced to face the fact that history never ends. And in such, the design of the EU is woefully inadequate to address the wars of humanity which rage, whether we like it or not.

Life is like invading Russia. A blitz start, massed shakos, plumes dancing like a flustered henhouse; a period of svelte progress recorded in ebullient despatches as the enemy falls back; then the beginning of a long, morale-sapping trudge with rations getting shorter and the first snowflakes upon your face. The enemy burns Moscow and you yield to General January, whose fingernails are very icicles. Bitter retreat. Harrying Cossacks. Eventually you fall beneath a boy-gunner’s grapeshot while crossing some Polish river not even marked on your general’s map. — Julian Barnes, Talking It Over.  Never Yet Melted » Life œ

Goodbye, My Darling –  If the coronavirus comes to get me, consider this an advance directive: Keep me alive through any heroic measures you like, but I want to go out blitzed out of my mind with twelve Fentanyl lollipops in my mouth, a Vicodan IV, and a double-Percodan enema, and this is my Last Will and Testament: being high is far more important to me than having one last lucid conversation with you; if you’ve got something you need to say to me before I shuffle off this mortal coil, say it now, because when I’m dying, I want to be higher than I’ve ever been before—and that’s high, believe me—drooling and smiling benignly at you from beyond that noctilucent cloud. I want it to be just the way Gaby’s nurse promises: “You’ll be off your tits.”

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  • Bill Jones March 18, 2020, 3:00 PM

    Graphic a little too much like Woodpile

    http://www.woodpilereport.com/

  • Casey Klahn March 18, 2020, 3:15 PM

    Any sane man knows that we’re going to have to adopt the same approach as we have for the pandemic again someday to save the planet from climate change.

    Wait. Wait. Wait for it…..whahhha hahha HAHHH HAHHH.

  • Uncle Mikey March 18, 2020, 3:27 PM

    Epidemiology takes decades. Which is a real pain in the ass

  • Fluella De Vil March 18, 2020, 4:26 PM

    I’m sincerely sorry about Ms. Berlinski’s cat. She sounds a little hysterical.
    “Many Parisians appear to believe a virus is like a terrorist attack, something to be couragiously defied by refusing in any way to give in to its demands. I’ve been appalled to see such uncontrollable carelessness. No matter how often they hear it, the public at large can’t bring itself to believe that a non-trivial number of us are now loaded weapons…Because people have refused to behave sensibly of their own volition, the prime minister yesterday ordered the closure of all schools, cafés, shopping malls, restaurants, libraries, gyms, nightclubs, conference rooms, and museums…If your children are studying exponential growth in school, show them these live French infection-rate graphs to impress upon them that this is a practical and important concept. The bad students in France who didn’t pay attention during math class, you can explain to them, are all going to die.” Geeze, lady.

  • Fluella De Vil March 18, 2020, 4:31 PM

    I meant to say Ms. Berlinski sounds a little hysterical , not her cat. Just to be clear.

  • ghostsniper March 18, 2020, 6:26 PM

    I’ve read that: we’re ALL going to get it anyway so may as well go out and get and get it over with, that a vaccine cannot be produced for at least 3,6,9 the goose drank wine months and by then everyone will have gotten the virus, and besides the vaccine will make you sick to, so wtf, over? I’ve read that as soon as you get over it you are then immune to it and can your life back to normal, going to work, hit the ville every 3 seconds, spending money and digging that debt hole, and hanging wit da peeps. I also read that only people under 50 can do this as they still have the where with all inside to be able to take this on and not get killed. But, but, but, what about the notion that we’re ALL going to get it anyway, what about the old peeps, what are they supposed to do? Die. That’s all. Just effen die already. Get the eff out of the way, IOW. The old folks are standing in the way of the younger folks and that just won’t do, so they need to go. Right. Fucking. NOW.

  • Terry March 18, 2020, 6:46 PM

    Die from a virus. Hell no. I may be an old and nasty bastard, but I intend to die when I am unable to a fight the leftists to the death. Got ammo? If the answer is no, you need to die.

    Over and out.

  • Vanderleun March 18, 2020, 6:53 PM

    How to fall matters when the fall is all.

  • Terry March 18, 2020, 7:00 PM

    If you a have a death wish and are willing to try a cure do this: Listen to channel 50 on Sirus. Fifties oldies that may awaken your true American spirit. To hell with chinaman deepstate virus and other bogus calamities like global cooling/warming.

    My God, what has happened to a people who cannot live without rolls of ass wipe. Corncob it baby, corncob it.

  • ghostsniper March 19, 2020, 4:57 AM

    eat less, use less (tp)

  • Casey Klahn March 19, 2020, 6:13 AM

    Ghostie, I believe I heard the opposite: you are more susceptible to reinfection after recovery from the Chinese Virus. But, WTF do I know. When my nurse spouse wakes, I’ll ask her to clarify that. She trends towards the excited side of the event, but when you’re a hammer everything looks like a nail. My kids started out very agitated but we have quelled that I think.

    My rant for the day. LA county, I think it is, releases prisoners into the population die to epidemic. Who else will? Probably lots of places. Then, cities are announcing that policing will now shrink to allow petty crime to go unabated. See where this goes? These same towns have mayors tickling the authorities they have on the books to lock down your city, which includes some anti gun authorities. It was NOLA that actually wanted to confiscate guns in the Katrina crisis. Will all of this shit go as I just laid out? Probably not but there are sure as hell mayors out there who consider their charges to be anywhere from fiefdoms to petite bourgeoisie to be kilt and/or communized. You are a target population, as it were. Seattle is a great example: attract homeless and subsidize them, then do not police their petty crime. If they aren’t carrying, issue them doses of narcotics when they arrive. Seattle has become to a large extent an apocalyptic city without an apocalypse…check that. Now they have an apocalypse.

    Truckers on the road. Can’t go into the distribution centers to take a pee. Can’t get meals or showers at truck stops. Can’t hand sign manifests or receipts. These are things I’ve read.

    Our medical system is marshaled, now. Next, we are marshaling our supply chain, at the manufacturing level. WW II historians recognize this as what Roosevelt, Marshall and Stimson did in order to win the war. They made sure manufacturers made the right amount of necessary strategic things, and no amount of non-strategic things. That was part of Total War. Nazis kind of did the same thing but, BION, they did not go full total until about 1945. We won.

    Wartime supply chain. Wartime or pandemic medico. Forget what you (don’t) know about virus. Think apocalyptically, not locally.

    Hows about all of the libs now buying up guns and ammo? No training, itchy trigger fingers, shit-eating attitudes. Gun ranges closed.

    Have a nice day.

  • Jack March 19, 2020, 8:46 AM

    A few weeks ago I mentioned to my wife that other than having to listen to the shallow and idiotic BS of Left wing political candidates and the MSM expressing their hatred for the POTUS and Christian conservatives, things were pretty quiet and that it was probably about time for another mass tragedy in some American city. Constructing time lines for that sort of thing isn’t easy though and I wasn’t trying to do that but, these days any period of more than a few weeks of quiet should be a hint that ‘sum-‘in fidd’n ta happen’.

    Then the news reports began to discuss this new ‘Made in China” import and now the quiet time has ended and the whole world is trying to spin out of control. Be that as it may, that kind of behavior is for cowardly fools and I thank God for those who are not, especially President Trump for his level headed approach in his dealing with a nasty problem that certainly no one from the Left could have EVER come close to managing. Let the heathens rant, we’re a helluva lot better off with Mr. Trump as POTUS than with anyone that I can recall from long term memory.

    I intend to keep my loins girded and my lamps trimmed and burning but my curiosity has raised its ugly head again and I found myself thinking: After this (or contemporaneously) what’s next?

  • John Venlet March 19, 2020, 9:44 AM

    The most disturbing aspect of this clusterf##k is how easy it has been, and is, for the government to shut down PRIVATE business entities, not to mention the ease with which the American people are acquiescing to every restriction of liberty. Sheeple anyone?

    This does not mean that I am poo pooing the potential dangerousness of the Wuhan Flu. Far from it. It is just the FACT that all the information available in regards to the Wuhan Flu, so far, is either contradictory, mis-information, dis-information, or just plain wrong. Most every reader here, and elsewhere, if they have any conservative American bones left in themselves, has long been distrustful of what is put out but the MSM for mass consumption labeled as alleged news. Why in the world should you begin trusting them now?

  • Jack March 19, 2020, 10:12 AM

    John Venlet, I’d bet a bean that no one who frequents this site harbors one scintilla of trust for the government, the MSGDM or for any other hyperventilating group that is running around breathless over the ChinkFlu but it is wise to kick back, grab a beer and watch the show without company and in the privacy of your home.

    I’m a 70 year old and I’m in great health but since childhood my respiratory system has been a push over for any bronchial infection, cold or virus that comes within sneeze range and more than once my grands have given me a nasty cold that their momma didn’t have the common sense to warn me of. The kids can shake it off in a week or so but my ass is guaranteed to get it and my cold will last for 2 months. Seriously….two months and sometimes longer. My first question, when my wife announces that the kids and grands are coming is….is anyone sick?

    I expect that if I contact this virus I’ll be 10-7 pretty quickly but I don’t worry about it. My wife loves nothing more than to get in the car and hit every store and plant nursery she can find and I’ve had to ask her repeatedly to
    stifle that urge. She’s doing fine with the request but she’s not thrilled about it. Discipline and caution are all that is really needed.

  • Harry March 19, 2020, 11:53 AM

    Baltimore has actually taken a step up in their mayoral selection. They took many giant steps down, so they still have a long climb ahead, should they decide to keep climbing. https://youtu.be/9_5KQC7k8Lc?t=27

  • John Venlet March 19, 2020, 12:49 PM

    Jack, if I covered that bet, I’d lose. I did not mean to impugn the folks who frequent American Digest.

  • Jack March 19, 2020, 3:47 PM

    John Venlet, I didn’t think, even for a second, that you did that and I apologize to you for any inference that you did. Forgive me, please.

  • ghostsniper March 19, 2020, 5:39 PM

    As others here have said, right now it’s impossible to find any truth in all the flak in the air so it’s probably best to just sit tight and let the dust settle so as to get a better view. Like all the other major “disasters” before I’m quite certain this rotten assed gov’t is involved one way or another, through direct intent or by malfeasance. Other than my wife I haven’t seen another human being since last Thur and it doesn’t bother me at all. That’s pretty normal around here. But we used the last of the lettuce, grapes and blueberries yesterday and the last of the tomatoes tonight and since I’m rather fond of produce I might start going through withdrawals. Yeah we have lots of canned stuff but nothing compares to the real thing.

  • Casey Klahn March 20, 2020, 4:14 AM

    The rumors are that my state will go on mandatory lockdown, just like Cali. Inslee is a cuck.

    I wish he’d go back to saving the environment. Those were good days.

  • John Venlet March 20, 2020, 4:49 AM

    Jack, no offense taken, though your apology is gracious.

  • Jack March 20, 2020, 6:14 AM

    Casey, I was watching a Coronavirus telethon last night, hosted by Lester Holt and more than once or twice the inference was directed, or so I felt, toward an enforced national quarantine. There aren’t nearly enough police or sheriff’s staffs to enforce or manage an action that broad and doing so would require activation of the State’s National Guard units and support from the active military.

    So, keep an open eye. I have a feeling that it will be coming sooner rather than later and it won’t be for the short term.

  • Casey Klahn March 20, 2020, 8:03 AM

    I’ve had two sets of people come to my front door, one each day for the past 2 days. Note: coming to my door is a very occasional thing. If you discount the package carriers, it happens maybe once every couple of months, maybe a bit more in the summer and never in the winter. The first were a couple of HS boys hunting coyote, and stuck in the snow, I lent them a snow shovel, and drove them half way to their rig, since the road is seasonal and not good. I told them to wear sidearms in the woods, then realized they were underage for that. I ascertained that they’d locked their rifles in their vehicle, and instructed them to carry them next time; we are a gun county and it’s not a problem here. They were from the urban county next door. Good kids and it was no problem, although it felt weird to be in contact with anyone since we are on home lockdown just by nature.

    Yesterday, the sheriff’s deputy knocked on the door as I was waking from a nap. My dog drove him away, but I went out to intercept him before he got to his cruiser. Weirdly, my wife was monitoring the door cam and it went into a servie interruption mode; it didn’t work. hmmm. Jammer? The dep., and I know a few of them, was new to me and a bit urban where we are not at all urban here. There are zero stop lights in my county. He was asking directions to the meth house down the road, and I said that it was not a passable road and if he went several miles around to the other end of the road that it was worse on that end. Maybe he’s just new; anyway I am looking for any and every abnormality.

    I wrote up a family plan for a state lockdown, which may be imminent, and it is divided into a passive lockdown, and a hostile lockdown. The big urban county next door, which does occasionally send farm surveyors and I have had a SWAT team from there here once (prison escapee was run to ground near my house), has a democrat county government. It is the only such in my half of the state. My half of the state is balls out conservative. IOW, I am on amber alert anytime someone from Spokane is about.

    My state governor is anti-gun, and maniacally intent on fixing the climate. He is trouble, with a capitol T.

    Hmmm. Taking things off of shelves to make space for open firearms storage, That would be unlawful, if I ever did put a firearm on there; good thing I don’t own any.

  • Casey Klahn March 20, 2020, 8:04 AM

    First sentence should read: “…one each day for the past 2 days.” [I got yer back, Casey]

  • Vanderleun March 20, 2020, 8:39 AM

    Glad yer not goin’ to do anything the sucking guv would not approve.

    Once upon a time it would be “Save the last bullet for yourself.” Now it’s going to be “Save the next-to-last-bullet for sucking guv.”

  • Casey Klahn March 20, 2020, 6:09 PM

    I think Dr Fauchi makes sense when he says that doing extreme things is better than just rolling over and letting the virus happen unabated. But, I get this picture in my mind of Richmond, and of government wanting payback.

    Damn my mind.

  • ghostsniper March 21, 2020, 7:35 AM

    Just now read what you wrote above, yesterday, Casey. Basically you’ve described your area like ours. Cept we had 1 stop light but it went out last fall and they haven’t fixed it and I hope they don’t. There is only 1 town, not city, in this county and supposedly about 800 people live there. The rest is rural, mostly woods, the rest is farmland – usually corn or soybeans.

    We too had a meth house on our road, 2 years ago. The old people that had lived there since they built the place both died the same year about 5 years ago and the kids let the place sit and rot. The criminals moved in twice 2 years ago and the law was called both time. Our house is due north of that place, about 1000′ away according to google maps, and nothing but dense forest for our backyard. So the criminals escaped through our forest at 10pm and I saw their flashlights and stood right here on the bridge with my 870 in hand and Beretta 92FS on hip watching. Both times. Neither time were they caught. Until later 10 miles away on the highway.

    Last year a doctor from the big city bought the place and had the house demolished and removed and all of the land plowed under and replanted with grass seed and straw. Then they built a large red and white metal clad pole barn. You can see it for miles. They plan to build a house there in a few years. There goes the neighbrhood. Maybe I’ll be gone by then.

  • ghostsniper March 21, 2020, 7:38 AM

    pa’s should be place

    [ Who’s your daddy?]

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