Unwittingly?

Apparently the average Brit is no brighter than the average on this side of the pond.

Thousands ‘had phones unwittingly tracked’ after getting vaccine
Millions of people in the UK were ‘unwittingly tracked’ via their mobile phones as Government scientists gathered data on coronavirus vaccines.

Why in hell did they think the .gov wanted them to install the vax tracker app?

And they believe these two statements?

They also looked at whether people directly went home after having a Covid-19 jab.
[…]
It is understood that the analysis used data from the cell tower level of anonymised data, and the government does not believe it counts as individual surveillance as a result.

If they could tell if vaxxed went home, they were grabbing far more specific location data than just the tower loc.

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New column at The Zelman Partisans regarding the ATF’s proposed rule on firearm definitions.

ATF RULE-MAKING IRONY
“I wrote last week about the ATF not properly following the Administrative Procedures Act; to wit: they published the NPRM on one docket, took comments, then killed that docket and opened a new one. Let’s follow up on that.”
[Keep reading]

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“China Virus” or “ChinCOVID”

Can I get sued, too?

Trump sued by civil rights group for referring to COVID-19 as ‘China Virus’
Former President Donald Trump is facing legal action from the Chinese Americans Civil Rights Coalition (CARC) in response to what the group alleges are derogatory comments regarding the origins of the coronavirus.

I could use the money.

But if they want to sue over diseases named for locations…

Ebola
Lyme Disease
West Nile Virus
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Guinea Worm
German Measles
Ross River Fever
Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
Marburg Virus
Lassa Fever
La Crosse Encephalitis
St. Louis Encephalitis

But this.

“Holding the most powerful office in the country, Defendant reckless neglected his official duty to represent all Americans, and maintain justice, domestic tranquility, and general welfare for all communities, Whites, Blacks, Hispanic, Asian, Native Americans, and so on.”

“Represent.” Not “protect the feelz of snowflakes who aren’t even from China from butthurt.

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Maricopa County BOS just keeps digging.

I really don’t understand the Board of Supervisors’ strategy. Now they’ve sent notice of intent to sue Sen. Fann, the auditors, and their little dog, too.

LITIGATION HOLD NOTICE &DOCUMENT PRESERVATION REQUEST

Because of the wrongful accusations that the County destroyed evidence, the County or its elected officers may now be subject to, or have, legal claims. Likewise, we have reason to believe thisaudit is not being done in accordance with Arizona law. Accordingly, as set forth in detail below, you must preserve all documents related to your “audit”, including any and all communications between you and any other member of the Senate or their staffs, and also any communications between you and your agents, including, but not limited to, Ken Bennett, Cyber Ninjas, CyFir,Wake TSI, and those firms’ various owners, officers, employees, agents, subcontractors, or volunteers that they utilized in the conduct or furtherance of the “audit” you and they are conducting.

For purposes of this discussion, I’ll assume the auditors’ claim that a directory was deleted is correct. If this goes to court, we’ll see how that plays; but for now, let’s say it’s so.

For some reason, the Maricopa BOS does not want anyone looking into the election system or process. In the spirit of “if you have nothing to fear, you have nothing to hide,” that seems odd.

I have a theory… nay, not even that; a hypothesis at this point: Somehow, the BOS was persuaded that outsourcing their elections to Dominion was legal and cost effective. That persuasion might have been advice from attorneys and and election experts; that’s fine and proper. But — purely speculative — what if the persuasion were in the form of corrupt practices, bribery or kickbacks, for instance? The BOS might have thought they were buying leasing an honest system, but allowed themselves to be improperly influenced in which honest system to obtain.

The latter would probably run afoul of assorted corruption and official misconduct statutes. So that’s potentially something the BOS might want to hide. If that were the cases, I’d find their initial conduct comprehensible, if offensive.

But now… a database directory was (reminder: for purposes of this discussion) deleted. That runs afoul of more serious state and federal laws on election data retention, and could be interpreted as an attempt to conceal something even worse. An attempt to hide deliberate election fraud, perhaps?

Kickbacks in the award of contracts is old hat in America. Given the state of our legal system, it might never go to court. If it did, most likely a slap on the wrist. Probably the worst that would happen is the folks involved in awarding the contract getting voted out of office.

If the BOS’ hypothetical misconduct ended with the system procurement contract, the misuse of that system later — intentional or unintentional — that misuse wasn’t the BOS’ fault. Let the audit continue. Take their lumps for the procurement, and let the more serious offenders take the rap for the far more serious issue of the misuse/potential fraud.

Instead, the BOS, through the County’s attorney, is siding with whomever apparently misused the election system. And their attorney is doubling down by making false claims of her own, to wit:

“…the wrongful accusations that the County destroyed evidence…”
 

Two incorrect assertions in one clause.

County: The auditors did not claim that the county took the action of deleting the directory. In fact, in the meeting with the state Senate president, the auditors were very careful to note that they did not know who deleted the directory.

Destroyed evidence: The auditors did not say that the directory was destroyed; they said it was deleted. In computers, which a computer forensic expert would be using to describing computer forensics, “deleted” means “drive space marked as available for reuse.” The data is not destroyed until it is overwritten. Clearly, the data was not overwritten/destroyed, because the auditors recovered the data prior to that happening.*

So yeah; I’m bewildered by the BOS choosing to join the apparent election misconduct crowd, instead of limiting their culpability to some comparatively minor contract award shenanigans. Kinda makes you wonder… but that wanders off into territory beyond even hypothesis at this time.


* Side note: Arizona’s Secretary of State, whining that the auditors may have altered the systems, should note that the auditors copied the EMS drives by making disk images. The images were what they examined to determine a deletion had occured. The images are where they recovered the deleted data. The original EMS drives would be left unaltered, as evidence of potential misconduct.

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ATF screwing with the rule-making process again.

Remember when the ATF screwed around with the NPRM and commenting process on its bump-fire stock ban rule?

They’re doing again, with the new definitions of “firearm,” “frame, and “receiver.”

The original URL for the NPRM went dead sometime today. I discovered this when I checked to see if TZP’s or my own comments were visible yet. It’s gone.

The new page is Definition of Frame or Receiver and Identification of Firearms, and the docket number is no longer “ATF 2021R-05;” it is now “Docket (ATF-2021-0001).” You can comment there, which I’ll need to do again because our comments on the previous version are gone (a search of the tracking number I was given returns nothing).

You’d think that by now the ATF could figure out the whole Administrative Procedures Act thing. But then, they still haven’t figured out “firearm” in decades.

Maybe they should ask junkies where they get their syringes.

You know, the ones apparently so durable they can just pass ’em around and keep reusing them.

FDA recommends not using syringes from The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday asked healthcare providers to stop using certain syringes and needles manufactured by Chinese medical device maker Guangdong Haiou Medical Apparatus Co (HAIOU).

At least one pharmacist that Reuters spoke to said the syringes had been shipped for use with the Pfizer Inc /BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine.
[…]
The FDA said it has received information about quality issues, including certain HAIOU needles detaching from the syringe and getting stuck to the patient’s arm after injection and a few incidents involving accidental needlestick injuries to healthcare providers.

Of course, the feds shipped these low-bid defects with the pseudo-vaccines. Safety was no concern, or they wouldn’t be jabbing folks with unapproved, experimental meds. (And you notice that still none of these safe “vaccines” are approved?)

Good News Out of Georgia

Forensic audit of the Fulton County ballots.

BREAKING: GA JUDGE ALLOWS FURTHER SCAN OF MAIL-IN BALLOT INSPECTION IN FULTON COUNTY…GROUND ZERO OF ELECTION FRAUD…CASE COULD FLIP PRESIDENTIAL CERTIFICATION
UPDATE 1115 EST – Judge orders ballots unsealed. Parties to appear at ballot storage location 10am May 28th. Ballots will be scanned at 600 dpi or higher. Protocol to be determined.

It might flip the vote results, but it won’t flip certification. SCOTUS has already decided that’s moot.

In the hearing, lawyers for VoterGA.org described large discrepancies (21%) between the number of ballot batches reported by the GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger who certified the election, and the number of ballot batches actually provided by court-ordered access in the previous April hearing in the case.
[…]
“A high number of ballots appear to have been counted twice,” declared the expert witness. There was an error rate in the batch data of 21%”

That would match the Fulton County night count video in which workers are seen scanning batches multiple times… without discarding previous alleged defective scans.

Judging from this, I expect Fulton officials are on the phones with Maricopa, asking what travel agent they’re using to relocate. No, again, they don’t fear legal ramifications. But they have to be considering millions of conservative, pissed-off voters; generally well-armed voters.

Sure, they intimidated Gov. Kemp into dropping his call for a full audit last year. But what are they going to do; arrange a million suspicious car accidents threatening family members (which is my own speculation, which I heard shared by others inn Georgia)?

And I like this part.

Shockingly, attorneys for Fulton County declared ‘the county has no control over its election tablulation process.’

So who does? Dominion? Abrams? The DNC?

Time will tell, but I think that’s just them trying to deny responsibility for what they know damned well will be revealed by counting the physical ballots again… with witnesses.

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[UPDATED] NPRM: “Definition of Frame or Receiver and Identification of Firearms”

The Notice of Proposed Rule-Making has finally been published.

You can — and should — COMMENT HERE. Commenting closes on August 19, 2021. Please let the ATF know what you think of the disastrous attempt to override Congress.


The original URL for the NPRM went dead sometime today. I discovered this when I checked to see if TZP’s or my own comments were visible yet. It’s gone.

The new page is Definition of Frame or Receiver and Identification of Firearms, and the docket number is no longer “ATF 2021R-05;” it is now “Docket (ATF-2021-0001).” You can comment “>HERE, which I’ll need to do again because our comments on the previous version are gone (a search of the tracking number I was given returns nothing).


The Zelman Partisans have submitted their comment; I submitted the draft I previously posted.

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[Updated]WTF? The “vaccine” wiped out antibodies”?!

Via Twitter.

“The Red Cross said that anyone who has received their vaccine cannot donate convalescent plasma to help other COVID-19 patients in hospitals. That plasma is made up of antibodies from people who have recovered from the virus, but that vaccine wiped out those antibodies, making the convalescent plasma ineffective in treating other COVID-19 patients.”

vaccine wiped out those antibodies

A vaccine is supposed to prompt the production of antibodies, not destroy them.

This is 1) mainstream “news,” so the reporting is dubious; 2) local television news, which means they could be reporting the exact opposite of what the Red Cross actually said. I’ll have to do a search or two.

The Red Cross page on convalescent plasma doesn’t say anything about vaccination one way or the other.

If the Red Cross is rejecting those who’ve had the pseudo-vaccines, my guess is that issue isn’t lack of antibodies, but the blood clotting problem induced by the spike proteins the jabs cause the body to generate.

Added: Everything I’ve found claiming the RC is not accepting the jabbed for blood or plasma donation links to this one video. Note that the video displays no station identifier. No one says where the report came from, or when it allegedly aired.

The RC specifically says they will accept blood donations from the jabbed, if it’s been two weeks since the jab, and they’re symptom-free. Since whole blood includes plasma (duh), I’m pretty dubious of this unsourced “report.”

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Oh, look; another new Orwellian Newspeak word.

New to me anyway: Neurodiverse.

Found because of this:

Art center for artists with neurodiversity opens in San Marco
Three Jacksonville therapists are breaking down barriers for people who are neurodiverse.

Indigo Art Therapy is a space for working through issues via art, but therapist Devon Schlegel found that there was a forgotten group of artists that needed their help in a different way.

“Just because someone shows a desire to create art… and they have some type of disability, that’s doesn’t mean they need art therapy,” Schlegel said. “They might not need help processing anything. They might not need help working through trauma, but they have shown that they have an artistic vision and they have a voice.”

For the wise, who don’t wish to wade through all that BS, “neurodiverse” simply means “fucking crazy;” folks who should not be lose on the street, but got “mainstreamed” thanks to a stupid movie. And now we’re to stop thinking of them as mentally ill at all, but merely “diverse,” to be accepted.

I think I’ve heard this somewhere before.

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