On a Chat With Comcast

I pay Comcast enough each month to lease a new car. I wanted to ring them up and talk about it. No dice, it’s not happening. Comcast no longer posts a phone number anywhere on the site, and believe me, I looked everywhere. Then I tried the so-called chat support, and was introduced to really lousy AI. Artificial Intelligence.

They don’t seem to have in issue with social justice warrior stuff though. MSNBC and NBC are Comcast companies, BTW.

100 million is chump change in the social justice warrior battlefield. But no longer supporting actual customers with real live human support is unforgivable:

Welcome back, Richard. 

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy as our communities continue to be affected by the coronavirus. I can help answer questions about your account and staying connected to your Xfinity services. You can say things like “coronavirus help,” “how much is my bill,” and “troubleshoot Internet.”

I need a customer service phone number.

I can help with most issues, but I’ll put you in touch with an agent if you need more assistance. What do you need help with today

I need a customer service phone number.

In an effort to reduce the spread of Coronavirus and to protect the health and safety of our employees, we are transitioning many of our customer service representatives to work from home, which has contributed to longer wait times. You can try asking another question or using one of our digital options below. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we prioritize the most urgent issues, such as loss of service.

I need a customer service phone number.

OK, I can put you in touch with an agent.

I need a customer service phone number.

In an effort to reduce the spread of Coronavirus and to protect the health and safety of our employees, we are transitioning many of our customer service representatives to work from home, which has contributed to longer wait times. You can try asking another question or using one of our digital options below. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we prioritize the most urgent issues, such as loss of service.

Canned tuna is good. Canned messages, not so much. Continue reading On a Chat With Comcast

On Time To End the Wuhan Insanity

It Is Time To End Wuhan Virus Insanity Now

Rest In Peace to all of the victims of the Chinese Wuhan Corona Virus, AKA, COVID-19. No one wanted to see this happen. It is a tragedy that the CCP covered up the outbreak for so long and still are not cooperating in any meaningful way with our scientists, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths world-wide.

Shutting down our country and the world for that matter for over a month now no longer makes any sense. I’m not sure that it ever has. Now that we have some real data, perhaps some level minds can prevail. At this point, I’m not holding my breath.

The initial hysteria had a lot to due with the fact that the Wuhan Virus was something that we haven’t seen before, accompanied by a researcher in England issuing the Imperial College Model projection which claimed that over 2 million Americans could die if this was unchecked, and close to a million in the UK. Predictions for most other countries in the western world were equally as dire. This guy is a long time expert, the only problem is that every single modeling prediction that he has issued has been wrong. It looks that his initial projections will be off by a factor of 100, maybe more.

The Scientist Whose Doomsday Pandemic Model Predicted Armageddon Just Walked Back The Apocalyptic Predictions

Imperial College scientist who predicted 500K coronavirus deaths in UK adjusts figure to 20K or fewer

How it began may have very well been from an infected researcher at a top level biological facility in Wuhan, China. No one knows that it was from a live bat when the horseshoe bat in question is native 600 miles away from Wuhan, and supposedly they don’t sell bats at that Wuhan wet market.

We first learned of this biological crisis in a nursing home in Washington before anyone knew how it spread or what it was. China and the WHO was saying that it didn’t spread person to person. Direct contact only. Right. 

Did COVID-19 Originate in a Chinese Lab? And Why Is It Crazy to Ask?

Towards the end of January, President Trump ended all air traffic from China. He was called a racist and worse. Pelsoi encouraged celebrating the Chinese New Year in San Fransisco and Mayor DeBlasio made similar comments in NYC.

Unfortunately Dyngus Day got cancelled in my neck of the woods.

Sadly, this crisis seems to have been politicized. See anything that Speaker Pelosi has said about this virus. Most if not all state governors have been more kind, if only to boost up their federal FEMA dollars. NY Gov Cuomo has created a new art form.

Speaking of Cuomo, there is a new MIT study which stated that the virus spread so fast in NYC mostly due to mass transit. The subway, and buses. Duh! Remind me again why I am against subsidizing mass transit.

 

”𝑳𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒎.” – 𝑵𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒚 𝑨𝒏𝒕𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆 – YouTube

political ad of the week

Evidence That the Virus Is Much Less Deadly Than People Feared Weakens the Case for Maintaining Lockdowns

The argument initially was that we should take measures to insure that our hospitals were not over-whelmed. Instead we are seeing empty hospital beds everywhere, and people needing hip and knee replacements and more are being put off down the road for life and pain-easing surgeries. That, and hospital staff are being laid off due to lack of work.

We were told that we needed to shut down our economy in order that our hospitals would not be overwhelmed by COVID19 patients. That strategy worked so well that today many hospitals are occupied at rates of 30-50%.

Lockdown claims a big scalp: Mayo Clinic furloughs or cuts pay of 30,000 employees due to shutdown

Thanks to the ban on non-emergency procedures, the Rochester campus is operating at 35 to 40 percent capacity, and surgical volume is at 25 to 30 percent of the typical level. The company is now projecting a $3 billion revenue loss.

Israeli Professor Shows Virus Follows Fixed Pattern

irrespective of whether the country quarantined like Israel, or went about business as usual like Sweden, coronavirus peaked and subsided in the exact same way.

 

Continue reading On Time To End the Wuhan Insanity

Di Leo: “Save Lives” or You’re a Horrible Person

By John F. Di Leo –

The nation’s reaction to the current CCP Virus epidemic has been fascinating.

It has revealed an impressive ability of many businesses to adjust their operations at a moment’s notice. It has demonstrated the great advantages offered by modern technology as tools like Microsoft Teams, Webex, GoToMeeting and Facebook Live have enabled employees and students to move their tasks from office to home. It has shown the flexibility of the logistics network as we switched over to home delivery at a moment’s notice. It has reminded the world, once again, of the huge generosity of the American people, as Americans make homemade masks and scarves, donate money and food to the needy, and generally rise to the occasion as only Americans do.

But it has also revealed such inherent cancers as individual viciousness – see how the self-righteous demonize those who don’t agree with the establishment line on dealing with it. It has revealed a tyrannical impulse in many governors, mayors and other politicians. And it has revealed some incredible hypocrisy in our body politic.

Stay Home and Save Lives! Continue reading Di Leo: “Save Lives” or You’re a Horrible Person

On National Socialism

There has been a mass brain-washing, or myth, that the NAZI Party, also known as the National Socialist German Workers Party are somehow right wing, and are closely associated with classic liberal conservatives today. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is a lie. The NAZIs were every bit as committed to the destruction of capitalism and individual rights as Stalin’s International Socialist movement. Their only disagreement was the means to the end, and which movement would eventually rule the world in their quest for an un-attainable utopian dream.

Also, please don’t conflate or confuse Nationalism with National Socialism. They have no relation at all. Democratic Socialism is no better than National Socialism, or International Socialism (Marxism). Simply adding a preface in front of socialism does not make it new or better. It only you proves that you are stupid enough to vote to give away your God-given rights. It never ends well.

 

Welcome to RichTAkes!

Quote of the day:

“Each activity and each need of the individual will thereby be regulated by the party as the representative of the general good. There will be no license, no free space, in which the individual belongs to himself. This is socialism — not such trifles as the private possession of the means of production. Of what importance is that if I range men firmly within a discipline they cannot escape? Let them then own land or factories as much as they please. The decisive factor is that the State, through the party, is supreme over them, regardless whether they are owners or workers. All that, you see, is unessential. Our socialism goes far deeper.”

~ Adolph Hitler ~

There is little if any difference about whose name is on the property deed or the Articles of Incorporation. Hitler was smart enough to realize that the government was not nearly as good at running railroads, manufacturing, etc as the private sector who were already doing it. It was so much easier to simply demand that company A produce so many widgets X, Y, and Z and to sell them for a set price. They effectively controlled the means of production as well as setting wage and price controls, without the headaches of the minutiae of daily management.

The salaries of company CEOs, Presidents, or owners were also set by the NAZIs, making them effectively prisoners in their own companies.

The NAZIs did not make the same mistake that every other Marxist/socialist regime has made, namely eliminating the producers, professors, teachers and priests in the name of revolutionary purity, leaving no one left who actually knows how to get things done.

Stalin, Pol Pot, Castro, Mao and others all made the same tragic mistake, resulting in the bloody purge of millions of their own people. The National Socialist German Workers Party committed genocide for other master race purposes. Their national socialist planks for those not targeted for extermination were not much different from Stalin’s International Socialist movement.

The biggest issue between Hitler and Stalin was who would win the race for world domination. That and the fact that Hitler broke the Warsaw Pact and opened the eastern front.

Ayn Rand:

Look at Europe . . . . Can’t you see past the guff and recognize the essence? One country is dedicated to the proposition that man has no rights, that the collective is all. The individual held as evil, the mass — as God. No motive and no virtue permitted — except that of service to the proletariat. That’s one version [communism]. Here’s another. A country dedicated to the proposition that man has no rights, that the State is all. The individual held as evil, the race — as God. No motive and no virtue permitted — except that of service to the race [fascism]. Am I raving or is this the cold reality of two continents already? Watch the pincer movement. If you’re sick of one version, we push you into the other. We get you coming and going. We’ve closed the doors. We’ve fixed the coin. Heads — collectivism, and tails — collectivism. Fight the doctrine which slaughters the individual with a doctrine which slaughters the individual. Give up your soul to a council — or give it up to a leader. But give it up, give it up, give it up.

Lexicon – Fascism and Communism/Socialism – ARI Campus

 

Extra extra credit:

Socialist economics

“To put it quite clearly: we have an economic programme. Point No. 13 in that programme demands the nationalisation of all public companies, in other words socialisation, or what is known here as socialism. … the basic principle of my Party’s economic programme should be made perfectly clear and that is the principle of authority … the good of the community takes priority over that of the individual. But the State should retain control; every owner should feel himself to be an agent of the State; it is his duty not to misuse his possessions to the detriment of the State or the interests of his fellow countrymen. That is the overriding point. The Third Reich will always retain the right to control property owners. If you say that the bourgeoisie is tearing its hair over the question of private property, that does not affect me in the least. Does the bourgeoisie expect some consideration from me? … The bourgeois press does me damage too and would like to consign me and my movement to the devil. You are, after all a representative of the bourgeoisie … your press thinks it must continuously distort my ideas. … We do not intend to nail every rich Jew to the telegraph poles on the Munich-Berlin road.”

—Adolf Hitler,[143] to R. Breiting, “bourgeois” newspaper editor, 1931

“We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”

—Adolf Hitler,[144] 1927 speech

On “the money pigs of capitalist democracy”: “Money has made slaves of us. “Money is the curse of mankind. It smothers the seed of everything great and good. Every penny is sticky with sweat and blood.”

—Joseph Goebbels,[145] 1929

“The worker in a capitalist state—and that is his deepest misfortune—is no longer a living human being, a creator, a maker. He has become a machine. A number, a cog in the machine without sense or understanding. He is alienated from what he produces.”

—Joseph Goebbels,[146] 1932 pamphlet

“‘Private property’ as conceived under the liberalistic economic order … represented the right of the individual to manage and to speculate with inherited or acquired property as he pleased, without regard for the general interests … German socialism had to overcome this ‘private,’ that is, unrestrained and irresponsible view of property. All property is common property. The owner is bound by the people and the Reich to the responsible management of his goods. His legal position is only justified when he satisfies this responsibility to the community.”

—Ernst Rudolf Huber,[147] official Nazi Party spokesman, 1939

Appendix 2: Quotations on Nazi socialism and fascism [Nietzsche and the Nazis] – Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.

On A Virus

 

RichTakes! On a Virus

It is time to end the insanity. 

There are over a dozen corona viruses, the Wuhan novel (new) corona virus is simply the latest and is something that we haven’t seen before.

It might be biological lab research, it’s release might have been an accident, the fact that China lied about person to person contact, which the WHO endorsed is inexcusable. You can say that it started from the selling of live bats who were sold in a Chinese “wet” market, which is still the same thing, since the bats in question may have come from the biological research lab.

The NIH and the CDC has revised their estimates of deaths in the US from a high of 1.2 million to maybe 60,000. That is about the same as a typical influenza season. Nearly all of these deaths have underlying issues, including cardio-pulmonary issues, hypertension, diabetes, and HIV. Even most influenza deaths actually are caused by pneumonia.

It is time to get back to work and to normal. The data is faulty, our hospitals are empty to the point of laying off staff, and our reaction seems to be insane.

Andrew Cuomo has not needed the ventilators that he has been crying about for the past three weeks. Only 1 out of 5 patients survive ventilator treatment for the Wuhan virus. The temporary hospitals and Navy hospital ships have been mostly empty too.

If you have a cold, it is likely rhinovirus.

>>Although many types of viruses can cause a common cold, rhinoviruses are the most common culprit.

A cold virus enters your body through your mouth, eyes or nose. The virus can spread through droplets in the air when someone who is sick coughs, sneezes or talks.

It also spreads by hand-to-hand contact with someone who has a cold or by sharing contaminated objects, such as utensils, towels, toys or telephones. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth after such contact or exposure, you’re likely to catch a cold.<<

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/common-cold/symptoms-causes/syc-20351605

In other news:

Biden Misstates His Own Name, Tells His Supporters ‘We Can Only Re-Elect Donald Trump’

NYU Professor Notes Coronavirus May Be ‘Bi-Phasic like Anthrax’, It’s Time to Press the Chinese for More Answers

I’m A Lesbian Woman & I’m Leaving The INSANE “Progressive” Left – YouTube

John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Rereleased With More Realistic Description Of Communism | The Babylon Bee

Satire, but mostly correct.

Eric Holder: ‘I’m still the president’s wingman’ – POLITICO

In NH, Biden Calls Woman “Lying Dog-Faced Pony Soldier” When She Brings Up Iowa

Dementia for all to see. I’m pretty sure that dog-faced is the same as ugly, and who knows what a “pony soldier”is?

European Roma (“Gypsies”) in the Holocaust

Well worth the read.

China’s coronavirus propaganda campaign is putting lives at risk – The Washington Post

Jeremy C. Young on Twitter: “We can now read the Imperial College report on COVID-19 that led to the extreme measures we’ve seen in the US this week. Read it; it’s terrifying. 

Review of Ferguson et al “Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions…” — New England Complex Systems Institute

critique of the Imperial College report

Hillary Clinton’s Russian-Agent Accusation about Tulsi Gabbard Irresponsible | National Review

Ridiculous

Leftists Can’t Do Math or Milk Cows

Most don’t even know how to milk a cow or understand how much work is required.

Does the Constitution Mandate Universal Birthright Citizenship?

No, it doesn’t, and never has.

Serious Sexual Assault Charges Against Senator Cory Booker Demand an Immediate and Thorough Investigation

Of course that will never happen, he has a “D” next to his name.

Putting the Brakes on CAFE Standards Will Drive Down Car Costs

CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards should have been repealed years ago. 

Ex-NOAA scientist now ‘climate-change denier’

Solar Panels Produce Tons of Toxic Waste—Literally – Foundation for Economic Education

 

On An Inquiry

RichTAkes! On an Inquiry

A conversation between President Trump and the newly elected Ukrainian President, who campaigned on ending corruption in Ukraine somehow became an impeachable offense. 

When news of the “Whistle-blower” who really wasn’t came out, Trump surprised nearly everyone and released the transcript of the call, which is Classified at minimum, by definition.

I have read the transcript, and although somewhat clunky, it is exactly how I’d want our commander In Chief to interact with another Head of State.

I want to know who will be prosecuted under the Espionage Act for releasing a biased summary of the call.

No matter, Nancy Pelosi, who just months ago stated that impeachment should not be pursued unless there was a clear reason, with bi-partisan support, or else it would tear our country apart allowed a vote yesterday which allowed Adam Schiff to continue to do just that.

The official Impeachment Inquiry vote simply allows Schiff to keep on doing what he has been doing behind closed doors in a SCIF room for viewing classified information, even though none of this testimony is actually classified. He just doesn’t want you or me to see the testimony.

He has no issues with leaking whatever he thinks is detrimental to Trump.

I still haven’t seen any evidence of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” In fact, there has been no mention of a crime of any sort. Clinton actually committed crimes. Nixon was accused of committing crimes by a cover-up before he resigned. Trump? Still no crime, so I guess that Pelosi, Nadler and Shiff will simply invent a crime.

But first, Robert Francis O’Rourke has dropped out of the race 


Continue reading On An Inquiry