Targeted for Hysteria - Amended Addendum


Posted On: Friday - May 22nd 2020 7:25PM MST
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New Miserable Experience



OK, this is basically Part 3 of anecdotes on the Kung Flu Panic-Fest response from and in the Target store nearest me. However, how do you follow an Addendum, the previous post? To keep it straight, I'll just refer to Part 1 and Part 2. Here we present another boot-on-the-spots report from the front lines of the War on Possibly-Living Things.

I had to return that extra baseball glove purchased as explained in Part 1, due to my not bringing the boy with me the first time due to some plague thing or what-have-you. As always, even before this Corona Terra, I like to get a bunch of things if I'm going. Shopping is not at all my thing. Get in, try not to forget more than 1 or 2 items, get the rest of the stuff, and get the hell out. Except for that I'd be wearing a mask again, due to the wife's severe worrying, I'd forgotten the infestation of stupidity that filled this Big-Biz Big Box store a week back.

In the words of the 1990s Gin Blossoms, this was a New Miserable Experience. The parking lot was normal. Nobody was spraying down the shopping buggies with 71% (not 68% or 75%, mind you!) alcohol this time. It has been determined by the experts in Washington FS that this virus is NOT transmitted easily from surface to surface, only Six Degrees from Kevin's Bacon. Anyone who told you this before was some ill-informed official in Washington FS, whose picture can no longer be found on the internet. This has ALWAYS been an airborne War on Possibly-Living Things!

As soon as I got in the store, though, the Orwellian stupidity of the place wafted toward my nostrils, I mean, through the mask and everything. Customers had various masks on, employees had various masks on, and their were weird stickers on the floor. I was told to go around this way to get in, but since I had already committed to going the more direct way, I ignored the masked individual (hard to tell sex without a pair of the new-again Daisy Duke shorts or a butt appropriate to that genre of apparel - more on this, without pictures - so sorry - cameras spread germs!).

Returning the baseball glove required me to make my way to the end of a stretched-out social distanced line. I had to remove the mask mostly to talk to the lady, explaining why I had to return this with a nice short rant about this ridiculous Panic-Fest. Yeah, there was plexiglass, but neither of us really respected it.

The mask had to come off again for me to ask employees for the current location of 2 items without being hard to understand, seeing as they had moved the stuff around. I hate it when stores do that, even in normal times. After 5-10 minutes I'd gotten what I'd wanted other than the one item I'd forgotten. (At least the "Did you find everything, OK?" bit is gone, with the Corporate script now being " ", due to, you know, germs, unless you screw up the social distancing rules, of course.)

People weren't all wearing masks, whatever store policy was. I didn't count, but I'd guess 25% of the customers did not. Every single one of the employees besides the black employees wore masks. ("Black" gets you out of all kinds of things, but I don't blame them this time.)

As for the customers, well, there was that college girl with the Daisy Duke shorts and the nicest rear-end you're gonna see in any Big Box (pun intended if that works) store, or really any other store. She was smiley, with no mask in sight. Then, along came her friends, most of them with tanned legs in shorts, excepting one whose yoga pants were trying to give the other 99% of the yoga-pant wearing women a good name - see Down with Yoga Pants. Yes, I'm married, and happy with it in average times, but one can still look at the folks in the check-out line. Anyway, none of them had masks. When you look like that, you just absolutely can't.

This one line of customers was stretched to the center of the store to get that 6ft, as occasionally commanded on the P/A system, along with those spots on the floor. I ignored the spots and followed a lady as normal. I lost sight of Daisy Duke as the line moved quickly and people got corralled toward various registers. I could imagine the place with about 5% of the variety and 25% of the amount of goods seeming just like the old USSR.

There was no problem with the cashier this time, as opposed to last week (see Part 1). He was a black guy who agreed with me that this whole thing was a ridiculous "hoax". (Remember, the customer is always right!).

Out the door I went, and into the pocket the mask went.

Of course, most of you readers go to the store, so what is the point here? I figure the situation may be different in different locations. I can tell you that nobody that I heard gave any guff to anyone not wearing a mask. You had your rightfully-worried older people, then your Moms or Mom-aged ladies who all seemed to be masked up and worried.

Hell, I never liked shopping to begin with.


Addendum to the Amended Addendum: This is weird. I saw 10 minutes ago that Steve Sailer has a post titled "NYT: We Have Always Been at War with East Aerosolsia!", matching in meaning that last line in our 3rd paragraph here. In Sailer's post, he presents a tweet that says officially that no, this virus doesn't spread easily from surfaces. Mr. Sailer held up a couple of my comments under a previous post for extra long, one of which was about exactly this subject. I hate to say it, but I'm kind of getting sick of the guy and his posts that half the commenters could have replied "no shit, Sherlock" to a month ago. We did try to tell him, but Mr. Sailer is presenting all this "no duh!" business as he backs off his hysterical stance on the Kung Flu. I'm gonna have to write more about this later - getting p/o'd.

Comments:
Moderator
Sunday - May 24th 2020 8:50PM MST
PS: Thank you for the letter copy, Cement Head. Peak Stupidity has mentioned this piece of work Ardern before in a post named "Affirmative Action for the marble-supply-challenged" - paste in:

https://www.peakstupidity.com/index.php?post=1001

That post discussed the NZ PM's idiotic response to the Christchurch shooting - only a woman could behave like that ... as far as I've seen so far.

"It's time to do something" is right. However, I don't think Miss Ardern and any other Globalist leaders give a rat's ass about what open letters say. It's going to come down to lots more than that. Even so, there's nothing in it I wouldn't argue myself.
acementhead
Saturday - May 23rd 2020 11:06PM MST
PS

Here is an open letter from a New Zealander to the moron woman Prime Minister concerning the harm being caused by the Covid fraud. It is very long but I hope that it might be of interest.


AN OPEN LETTER TO JACINDA ADERN RE: COVID-19




Jacinda Adern

Prime Minister – New Zealand

Dear Jacinda,

I write this letter as a patriotic Kiwi with best intentions for my country and for the future health and welfare of my fellow Kiwis. You have a very difficult job at this moment in time. There can be no doubt about that.

There is a famous saying. “The first casualty of war is the truth”. Well, from what we are seeing around the world, the first casualty of a pandemic is not only the truth, but also rational thinking. That comment is directed at the COVID-19 situation in general rather than at you. In times of crisis, or potential crisis, emotion can be the enemy of truth and rational thinking. Especially fear. There has been a huge amount of emotion and fear flowing across New Zealand and the entire world the last few weeks. This letter attempts to momentarily push the emotion to one side and focus on rational thinking linked to facts and evidence.



Our country as we know it has been ripped apart in the blink of an eye, perhaps never to fully return. The economy and businesses decimated for the foreseeable future. Mental health problems and social problems set to explode with devastating consequences. The damage done is catastrophic. To inflict that onto the nation, there needs to be one heck of a good reason, and one heck of a strong case to do that. There needs to be an extreme level of critical danger in order to inflict this level of damage to try to safeguard the nation. Alongside that, we absolutely must balance that with an understanding that hindsight is always 20-20.



So, the question we need to approach with rational thinking, evidence, and facts is this. Was there/is there a sufficiently extreme level of critical danger facing New Zealand that warrants such damaging measures being taken? Is there a global pandemic of such unprecedented veracity and lethality sweeping across the world that it demands this extreme action for the good of the nation?



When initially informing the nation of the need for a full Level 4 lockdown, the rationale you put forward to the nation was, based on information from the global experts, that if these unprecedented extreme measures were not implemented, then upwards of 80,000 lives would potentially be lost. A terrible number indeed and worthy of the strongest level of consideration.



But let’s now have a look at what are some extremely disturbing pieces of information and perspectives that are emerging around this global catastrophe relating to what those global experts were, and are, saying. The evidence is now very clear from the top down, from our ‘global experts’, that the severity of the COVID-19 virus has been blown out of proportion by an enormous margin (despite what most of the media keeps hammering into us), both in terms of the initial projected mortality rates globally, and in terms of the actual reported numbers of deaths in each country. Alongside that, we have our global media that have whipped up a level of hysteria and fear that has been pumped through our entire DNA on a daily basis 24/7 to the point where COVID-19 has been perceived by the global public as nothing short of a doomsday plague.

The evidence now clearly shows a level of global miscalculation and deception/manipulation of rates of death from COVID-19 that can only be described as medical and political fraud.



COVID-19 began in Wuhan, China, under uncertain circumstances that are still being investigated. As COVID-19 began to spread to other countries, the Imperial College in London produced a piece of work where they used their computer modelling systems to produce some projections for what the global death rates were likely to be from COVID-19. The numbers were alarming to say the least, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) then began informing the world of the situation.



Now a few weeks further on, with the benefit of some hindsight, it is worth looking back at some of those projected numbers that were used to justify an unprecedented global lockdown. US projected deaths 2.2 million (updated projection 50,000 to 60,000), UK projected deaths 500,000 (updated projection 25,000 to 30,000), and New Zealand projected deaths 80,000 (updated projection – perhaps as low as 20).



If Imperial College had provided projections that were even somewhat within the vague ballpark of what we are now seeing, it is fair to say that implementing a catastrophic global lockdown would never have even been considered or accepted. For purposes of comparison, annual death rates from normal flu are 40,000 to 80,000 in the US, 20,000 in the UK, and around 800 in New Zealand.



Were the projections of the Imperial College consistent with what other similar medical science institutes and other scientists were saying? Absolutely not. Did the WHO consider what other institutes and other scientists were saying? It would seem not. Immediately upon the release of the Imperial College projections, Oxford University came back strongly saying that the Imperial College modelling was flawed (their reasoning outlined) and that as such their projected rates of death were significantly over-estimated, by a very large margin. https://www.dailywire.com/news/oxford-epidemiologist-heres-why-that-doomsday-model-is-likely-way-off . This position of Oxford University was backed up by numerous other high level medical experts around the world at the time. Here is a link to a highly informative interview with Dr Shiva, the inventor of e-mail at age 14, a world leader in Bio-Engineering, and now running for US Senate. https://youtu.be/6AHNoLhLPpI



Why did the WHO not take any of these other sources of information into account and instead just went with the doomsday projections of Imperial College with no questions asked? A point to note here. Bill Gates is the second largest funder of the WHO (behind only the United States), and also funds Imperial College.



The counter argument to this of course is that the reason the updated projections of deaths are so much lower now (by orders of magnitude of 20-40 times) is because of the extreme lockdown measures taken. Intuitively, this just doesn’t ring true to anything like that magnitude. Would New Zealand really have had 80,000 deaths if we hadn’t locked down? We also have numerous examples around the world where a lockdown wasn’t implemented, and rates of death were not noticeably higher. Sweden has not locked down at all, and have numbers of death relatively similar to lockdown countries. Nine states in the US did not lock down and their death rates are very small relatively. Australia did not go to Level 4 lock down and has a death rate virtually identical to New Zealand per capita.



The other factor that helped to instil huge hysteria and fear, and to justify a global lock down, was the death rate percentage that the WHO was initially telling the world. The WHO quoted a death rate of 3.4% for those infected with COVID-19. That is a catastrophic death rate (normal flu is 0.1%) and this helped create the doomsday death calculations around the world. It caused hysteria around the world, which was then magnified enormously by a rabid media.



The problem is that this death rate from the WHO was nothing short of fraudulent. I t went completely against the standard methodology for calculating the mortality rate of a flu virus whereby you take the number of confirmed deaths and divide that by the estimated number of people who have been infected. Very simple. But that is not at all what the WHO did with COVID-19. They took the number of deaths and divided it only by the number of people who had been tested positive (a very small number). We know that the number of people being tested is only a tiny fraction of those who have actually been infected, by orders of magnitude of probably at least 10. Most likely much higher. As per the Oxford University analysis, they had estimated that probably half of the UK had already been infected earlier this year. This would have changed the COVID-19 mortality rate from the WHO’s doomsday level of 3.4% to something similar to a normal flu at 0.1%. Precisely what we are now seeing around the world, especially in New Zealand.



Perhaps the United States have some valid reasoning in the decision they have just taken to withdraw their annual $450 million funding for the WHO, pending a full investigation.



But if this information is not damning enough, it actually gets considerably worse. We have now seen that the reported number of deaths is hugely less than original projections of Imperial College, and most countries will likely end up with a number of deaths that is similar to normal flu. However, even these relatively moderate levels of reported deaths are seemingly being vastly overstated.



Hospitals around the world have a standard process for how deaths are categorised on their paperwork. To be listed as the flu being the cause of death it must be clear that flu was the primary cause of the person’s death. That is normal hospital process.

However, for whatever reason, hospitals around the world have been instructed to deviate from that process with regards COVID-19. Anyone dying from any kind of respiratory issue or any kind of flu like symptoms are required to be categorised as dying from COVID-19, even if they have not even been tested for COVID-19. So, if you had a pre-existing respiratory issue and then died of normal complications of this, you are listed as having died of COVID-19 even if you haven’t even been tested for COVID-19. Here we have the Sir Patrick Vallance, UK Chief Scientific Adviser confirming this fact, as did Dr Deborah Birx who is leading on COVID-19 medical advice for the United States. https://youtu.be/HxKKTB2WBtY . This is medical fraud. It is as simple as that.



As well as this, if a person has at some point tested positive for COVID-19 and then subsequently dies of whatever cause, the hospitals are required to list the official cause of death as COVID-19 no matter what the actual cause of death might have been. For example, if someone was in the final stages of terminal cancer, or had had a massive stroke, but had previously tested positive for COVID-19, then the cause of death must be recorded as COVID-19. Just to make the point here with a crazy example, you could have some one tested positive for COVID-19 with zero symptoms and feeling absolutely fine, who is then run over by a bus. That person has to be listed as dying of COVID-19. We have to ask the very serious question of why this is being done like this? This has caused an enormous skewing of numbers on the rate of deaths from COVID-19. Listen here to the testimony of a Respiratory Therapist whistle blower in the United States as he describes this situation that seems to be consistent in hospitals across the world.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=emb_title&time_continue=776&v=ZVe3PQ-dHwY



Consequently, in many countries we have seen the weekly death rates from pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses plummet relative to previous years because these types of deaths are now being categorised as COVID-19 deaths instead.

Italy is the country that was held up to the rest of the world as the case for justifying a full lock down. “We have to lock down otherwise we could be the next Italy”. However, it has since been acknowledged that, due to the reasons just outlined above, 99% of people who were reported to have died of COVID-19 in Italy had some other kind of serious illness, and that if standard recording processes had been implemented, the number of COVID-19 deaths in Italy would be approximately 12% of what has officially been reported to the rest of the terrified world. https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/23/italy-only-12-of-covid19-deaths-list-covid19-as-cause/



But even despite what seems to be a serious cooking of the books, the total rates of death in Italy during this COVID-19 period are not particularly unusual. Not something that has been well articulated by the media to try to dial down the level of fear and hysteria!



Now turning to New Zealand. We currently have 14 deaths (mostly very elderly people with serious health issues) and we have fluccuated between 10 to 20 people in hospital at any one time. This is after hospitals across the country moved heaven and earth to shift existing patients out and cancel thousands of upcoming appointments to prepare for the coming COVID-19 tsunami. A tsunami which never arrived. Barely even a gentle ripple in fact. This is not to say COVID-19 is not to be taken very seriously in New Zealand. It absolutely must. But the responses need to be proportional, and they need to be based on information that is as trustworthy and factual as possible in terms of severity and where/who is at the greatest risk. Protect and support those most at risk.

At the time of writing, we have approximately 1,500 positive tests for COVID-19 in New Zealand. Let’s take a fairly conservative estimate that 1 in 10 people who have been infected are being tested, bearing in mind that a large number of people who get infected are either asymptomatic (no symptoms) or very mild symptoms (Oxford University estimated half of the UK has been infected earlier this year). The conservative ratio of 1 in 10 would make the mortality rate in New Zealand 0.09% against a normal flu mortality rate of 0.1%. That is a conservative estimate. It is quite likely considerably lower than that.



Here is a twitter link to a Fox News journalist in the US being overheard on open microphone just prior to a press conference with President Trump, admitting that even in the much harder hit United States, studies on COVID-19 are showing mortality rates of 0.1%, the same as normal flu. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/hoax-fox-news-john-roberts-caught-hot-mic-discussing-covid-19-mortality-rate-technician-like-flu-video/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons



So, we now know from the information and data in front of us, in our own country, what the severity level of COVID-19 is in New Zealand. This is real information that we have right now. Not the fraudulent death rates given to us by the WHO. There certainly is nothing even approaching an extreme level of critical danger that I mentioned at the beginning of this letter in order to justify a devastating lockdown. Mortality rates of a normal flu, at the very worst, but important to protect and support the elderly and the health vulnerable who are most at risk.



So if we now know this, why is New Zealand not fully open and operational right now? Every single day that New Zealand is in full or partial lockdown is utterly devastating for our country. We initially were put into this lockdown position through a quite mind-blowing level of negligence, fraud, deceit, or whatever you want to call it, from the global ‘experts’, for whatever reasons. That situation requires the highest level of investigation, as the United States have already indicated. Right now, all we can do in New Zealand is to take the information we now have, use some calm and rational thinking, and do what needs to be done.



We need to get the country back to work in trying to rebuild and reclaim our nation from the devastation that has sadly been caused. We also need to be very aware of the circumstances that led to this catastrophic situation so that lessons can be learned to prevent similar situations in the future. We need to get New Zealand going again, right now!



To finish with, I will switch back from rational thinking to emotion. Emotion does have a very necessary role with this situation. You, the NZ government, the medical establishment, and the entire country should be extremely angry about what has happened to our country. It has been utterly devastated, seemingly for no justifiable reason other than a fraudulent level of misinformation, deceit, exaggeration, and hysteria from our so called global experts.

Extremely serious questions need to be asked, investigations launched, and people and organisations held to account.



Yours sincerely,

Kiwi Patriot

If the content of this letter seems plausible to you, more plausible than the misleading hysterical fear mongering on TV, please share far & wide.



It’s time to do something. Doing nothing but subserviently obeying is a bad option.



Very best wishes & kind regards



Roy Champtaloup
Moderator
Saturday - May 23rd 2020 9:13AM MST
PS: That's great with the IRS forms, Robert. Kudos to you for giving them (OK, a computer?) the virtual middle finger!
Moderator
Saturday - May 23rd 2020 9:11AM MST
PS: That mountain town of yours sounds pretty cool, Robert. That's a good observation: The Church pastors ought to be the ones dragged off in handcuff for preaching too close to the people. You'd think that'd give 'em some street, well, pew cred.

Were the married men wearing the masks with their wives. You know how they can be ...

As for your P.S., see my next post regarding Sailer's blog. It's a full-out rant, but that doens't mean I don't like the guy. I just have to lay off the commenting and reading (there) a bit - it's very addictive.
Robert
Saturday - May 23rd 2020 1:11AM MST
PS: A few years ago, I worked with a guy whose New Years Resolution was "F*** it all!" He disclosed this to me, when I told him that I had for many years listed my occupation as 'toad licker' (or toady) on my tax forms.

When I told him I had upgraded my occupation to 'lackey' he expanded his New Years Resolution to, 'F*** it all to B***** H***' --- But then again, he couldn't distinguish between a pasty and a pastie. (The food and the apparel, or perhaps the apparel and the food.)

There is some kind of message here, appropriate to my previous comment. but it might take me a day or two to figure it out.

Robert
Saturday - May 23rd 2020 12:41AM MST
PS: Recent shopping:

Tractor Supply (chain store) (hardware, feed, baby chicks): Employees 100% masking, customers 0% masking.

Local Hardware store: 0% masking.

IGA (local Grocery): 100% employee, 25% customer.
(among customers: 0% young hotties, 100% married men) (by my highly scientific testing).

Local Church: 100% Priest and Parishoners masking.

This somehow seems indicative of who is concerned with the body, and who is concerned with the spirit, but I can't quite put the rant I feel together.

P.S. As far as commenting on unz.com, I don't think I have ever been approved in less that 48 hours --- median 72 hours. Although you do not have the problems associated with the volume he has, I really like your set up better. You have become my 'home page' on browser startup. Thank you during this current unpleasantness.
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