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 A Klanbake

RichTAkes! On a Klanbake

The 1924 Democratic National Convention was held at New York’s Madison Square Garden, which was not air-conditioned. They convened on June 24, and did not come up with a nominee until July 9, after 103 ballots. A summer heat wave also happened.

Over 60 names were eventually placed in nomination, the DNC rules demanded a 2/3 majority vote to win nomination. A resolution in the platform to condemn the KKK failed to pass by one vote. There were at least 300 Klansman delegates, maybe more, who all supported the Prohibition and McAdoo from California. The other major nominee was Al Smith from New York. He was in favor to repeal Prohibition, and was also a Catholic.

The Klan was a huge movement at the turn of the 20th century. They saw themselves as defenders of Christianity, suppressing blacks and other inferior peoples, like Jews and Catholics. Nearly all were Democrats, and many local elected politicians, as well as some national politicians were members wearing a white hood at night. The Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party in effect. Not all Democrats, mind you, but large enough to wield huge power in the 20s and 30s.

The Klan held a Patriot party for NY, NJ, and PA on July 4, where they burned effigies of Al Smith, and had a baseball toss carnival type thing. 20,000 were in attendance.  At the time, the Klan was not confined to the deep south. They were, however, confined to Democrats.

The Ultimate “Messy” Convention: the 1924 Democratic Convention

By the third day the Washington Post was reporting “Delegates in Fist Fights on Floor Over Klan.”

Al Smith and his anti-prohibition forces had the whiskey flowing, while McAdoo and his pro-prohibition delegates piously called for divine retribution against the “big city wets.” (~McAdoo was the Klan supported nominee. The Klan did not hold a high opinion of Catholics, either)

“The deadlock that developed might as well have between the Pope and the Imperial Wizard of the KKK, so solidly did the Catholic delegates support Smith and the Klan delegates support McAdoo.” Some reporters claimed even the prohibition forces were drunk by this point.

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On Birthright Citizenship

RichTAkes! on Birthright Citizenship

I’ve posted frequently on illegal aliens, the daily alien invasion and natural born citizens for years. Especially since Obama’s natural born status was a hot topic of debate. Earlier today, news broke that Trump was asked a direct question for an HBO special by Axios, and Trump being Trump, answered it directly. 

He flatly stated that he was advised that he could end birthright citizenship outright by means of an Executive Order. That would not be my first choice, but I agree that this policy, which just seems to have evolved willy-nilly needs to end. Critics claim that a Constitutional Amendment would be required, and I agree that it would be a good proposal for the Convention of States. I disagree with the critic’s claims, Trump would not be changing the Constitution, he would be enforcing it.

Imagine for a moment that you come home from work and find a couple who have no legal basis, or jurisdiction for being here have birthed a child in your bedroom, and when you open the door they present you with their child and say congratulations, you are now a proud daddy (or mommy) of our lovely baby girl. That is exactly what birthright citizenship is.

Welcome to Rich Takes!

Harry Reid has an opinion on birthright citizenship in 1993. He must have been sane at one time.

The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments are the slave amendments. The 13th abolished slavery. The 14th addressed certain laws in the south which restricted former slaves rights, which it intended to correct. Sadly, it did not envision illegal aliens, persons present on our soil without our consent, whose very presence violates our law from bestowing citizenship upon their offspring. We did that to ourselves, and the 14th neither prescribes nor condones birthright citizenship for those without a legal presence.

Amendment XIV

Section 1.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.<<

Section 2 raised some interesting points. The first deals with the Census (without specifically mentioning the census) and Representation. It says “counting whole persons residing in each state, excluding Indians not taxed”. First, the Indians not taxed means that they weren’t to be counted for purposes of representation, since they were considered citizens of their respective Indian Nations, and thus, not “subject to the jurisdiction thereof”. 

Second, we have states today who benefit from representation not meant, in other words, by counting illegal aliens for purposes of the census and representation. Illegal aliens in California alone account for as many as 8 seats in the House of Representatives that they don’t deserve.

Section 2.

Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a state, or the members of the legislature thereof, …

14th Amendment | Constitution | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute

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Rich TAkes! on Bunkerville, NV

The Cliven Bundy TAkes!

Open range cattle grazing in the west has been an American tradition since before the west was won.

The recent Bundy Ranch debacle is just the latest in a long history of federal over-reach over state’s rights and the rule of law. He has a solid claim to continue to run his cattle since his family has done so continuously since 1877. 

At some point you gotta wonder why Washington claims ownership of 86% of Nevada.  For some background, 52 ranchers have been driven out of business in Clark County, NV, they sold their water and grazing rights to the Feds. Bundy is the last rancher standing. Clark County is nearly as large as New Jersey, and larger than Delaware, Rhode Island, and Hawaii combined. And it’s not even the largest county in Nevada. 

Supposedly this whole thing started over a tortoise which was placed on the endangered species list in ’89? And then taken off the list the very next year. This was just spin in the early days of the story, it was never about a turtle. It happens that the turtle and cows coexist just fine. 

Then the story was that Cliven Bundy owed one million in unpaid fines and fees since 1993. Further research reveals that the BLM spent 3 million to remove Bundy’s 900 plus head of cattle from federal public lands. Bundy says that they are state-owned public lands. I have no idea who is correct, but 137 years of continuous use by the Bundy Ranch is good enough for me. As the saying goes, possession is nine tenths of the law. Bundy is not even claiming possession, he only wants his cattle to walk around the same public ground that they have done for hundreds of years.

What disturbs me most is the excessive show of force by the BLM in this case to forcibly remove the cattle, which have certainly done no wrong. Reports vary, but at least fifty, and as many as two hundred heavily armed agents showed up to enforce the removal with rustlers using helicopters to round up the easy pickings cattle. There is evidence that they even shot two prize bulls, to say nothing of destroying fencing and water retention improvements which the ranch had made. 

In case you haven’t noticed, this administration has identified Christians, returning vets and other traditional American conservatives as terrorists. Apparently 67 year old Cliven Bundy falls into this group of American citizens considered to be terrorists to the Obama progressive movement.

What disturbs me even more is the tendency for progressive Democrats to use the full force of arms against American citizens on American soil. Clinton did it repeatedly, at Ruby Ridge, the Branch Davidians Waco TX debacle and the following Elian Gonzales affair. All were examples of extreme use of force, especially Waco. Thankfully, Obama showed more restraint at Bunkerville. I can’t help but think that dozens of camera phones taping video may have had something to do with it, along with militia showing up with their own sharp-shooters to the party.

Harry Reid says it isn’t done yet, and I suspect he is correct in that assessment. 

Links after the jump:

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Obama’s Government Shut-Down TAkes!

So now the Veterans from the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions have to once again parachute behind enemy lines in their wheel-chairs and walkers,  wielding canes to visit their own WWII Memorial in the National Mall in DC., 70 years after they sacrificed blood and treasure to take Omaha Beach.  Obama is being petulant, vindictive, and imperialistic.  If he doesn’t get his way he is going to deliberately spread the pain around to the people whom he is supposedly serving, in a blatant act of political hypocrisy.

His behavior is nothing more than the childish exhibition of the petulance of a seven year old. Whaah!

Our Outlaw President? Obama Should Ignore the Debt Ceiling – Brookings Institution

left-leaning think-tank suggests just ignoring the law

Obamacare Facebook Erupts with Citizen Sticker Shock

Obama said it would save 2500 bucks, not that it go up. He lied, I knew it would go up, it had to.

Obamacare 101: What to know if you opt out of buying health insurance

good advice here

It’s the Law, Yes, and Most Americans Oppose It

Slavery, segregation, internment, and prohibition were also once the law of the land, we got rid of those too

25% of Uninsured Say Plan to Stay That Way

CBO: Obamacare to Cost $1.930 Trillion, Leave 30 Million Uninsured

I thought we started with 30 million uninsured?

McAfee: Beware of ObamaCare Phishing Scams

there were more phishing sites than the real thing. If you really want this, be careful

Betsy McCaughey: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Wants Health-Care Rationing

The Complete Lives System: Socialism in Medicine

The heart of Obamacare: from the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Fall 2013 (PDF)

Wendy Davis was a media hero and Ted Cruz is a ‘grandstander’

typical liberal hypocrisy 

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Rich TAkes on Natural Born Citizens

I enjoyed an interesting discussion recently, revisiting Barack Obama’s birth certificate, or lack thereof. It is my studied opinion that both were poor forgeries, especially considering the defects present in both as well as the manner of presentation. The first was by author unknown on the photo sharing site photobucket, and the second was a digital pdf which is easily shown to be highly manipulated.

Whether the Obama COLBs are real or not is beside the point.

Even if real, neither establishes Natural Born status.

The Framers were concerned about foreign influences in the Office of President,

and so required that any President born after ratification of the Constitution must be a Natural Born Citizen. They didn’t define it further, as the term had a universal meaning at the time. They deliberately did not use the term “citizen”, so there is a special, super-citizenship requirement for the highest office in the land.

The place of birth is not important, the parents citizenship status at the time of birth is, and this is the only Natural Born requirement. Both parents need to be citizens is the long and short of the difference between citizen and natural born citizen.

Simply being born on native soil of the USA does not confer citizenship status. Congress has never passed a bill to such effect, although the Courts have twisted the 14th Amendment to the point that we all go along with it. A topic for a separate discussion I guess. The only true citizens have at least one parent who is a citizen, or who have been legally naturalized. Natural Born Citizens have both parents as citizens, regardless of place of birth.

This is why Chester Arthur and Barack Obama are not Natural Born. This is also why Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are not Natural Born either, as well as why John McCain is.

I posted briefly about this at Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162, 168. in March 2012.

The following is edited from a conversation also around March of 2012. It is a good place to start your research, so please click to read more.

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