Fauci in 2012: gain-of-function research “worth it” even if it causes a pandemic. NIH 2020: $40 billion in research, 0.4% directed to COVID (which shows from their perspective that they really don’t care about COVID except using it to gain more power).
I want to strongly urge everyone watch a fascinating brief documentary, Operation Carpetbagger: B-24s drop agents and supplies into occupied Europe in WW2, concerning a virtually unknown aspect of World War II history.
It details the background activities of a vital secret effort of the Allies in aiding the underground resistance movements throughout Nazi-occupied Europe. Specially modified B-24 bombers to 40-50 high risk missions on moonlit nights over occupied Europe, dropping agents and supplies to 300,000 Resistance members. The operation was run by the O.S.S. “Carpetbagger” group out of an airfield at Harrington, England. You’ll see B-24 operations as well as a detailed look at the huge, well camouflaged supply facility at nearby Holme. Highlights include O.S.S mission planning and flight operations briefing sessions and a very detailed account of how different kinds of supplies were packed in custom containers and loaded onto B-24s for parachute drop.
My Dad, Eden C. Burris, was part of this valiant effort until his B-24D crew was shot down and crashed on the night of March 3/4, 1944 at 23.10 hours North of the village of Humbercourt (Somme), France at a place called “Les Emonts.”
There is a monument plaque at Humbercourt commemorating this event erected on May 8, 2000 (the 55th anniversary of V-E Day) by the French. The plaque reads: “A La Memorire Des Lieutenants Aviateurs Americans Lonnie Hammond Jr. Et William D. Rees, Tombes A Humbercourt Le 3 Mars 1944, Au Cours D’Une Mission De Parachutage De Materiel Au Marquis,” honoring the two crew members who died during that mission parachuting materiel to the Marquis resistance. I have pictures of this dedication ceremony, the monument, and of the crash site as it appears today.
This documentary program is excellently produced and presents a broad overview of the Carpetbagger operation.
Lt. Wade A Carpenter and crew crashed in B-24D 42-63789 on the night of March 3/4, 1944, at Humbercourt (Somme) after being hit by flak while flying at a low altitude. Burris (radio) was seriously wounded in the airplane by a flak burst prior to the crash. Dudley (tail gunner) bailed out at very low altitude and landed safely. The shock of the crash was brutal. Carpenter (pilot), Herdman (waist gunner), and Nesbitt (flying a buddy mission) were not injured. Eshleman (copilot) was wounded in the neck, Burris lost his left eye, and Johnson (engineer) suffered a broken ankle during the crash. Hammond (navigator) was killed in the crash, and Rees (bombardier) was trapped under heavy metal in the airplane with both legs crushed.
Carpenter and Eshleman walked to the village at the bottom of the hill to get help. Dr. Jacquemelle was summoned from a nearby village, Lucheux, and after some time arrived to render all possible aid to the injured. However, they could not get Rees out of the wreckage. Part of the airplane had to be cut away before he was finally pulled out. Rees and five of the crew were taken to a farm in the village of Humbercourt for care.
All eight of the fliers were taken by the Germans about noon on March 4. Hammond was buried on March 5 in the cemetery at Meharicourt. Rees was transferred to the hospital at Amiens, where both legs were amputated on March 5. Unfortunately, he was not able to take the shock and died the same day. Johnson and Burris were also hospitalized for their injuries. Carpenter, Eshleman, Nesbitt, and Herdman were taken to POW camps in Germany. Dudly managed to evade capture for a while with the help of the Bordeau-Loupiac escape network before being taken by the Germans.
Upon capture by the Germans my father was imprisoned for 18 months in three POW camps in East Prussia: Stalag Luft VI, Stalag Luft IV, and Stalag Luft I, until liberated by Soviet troops of the Red Army on May 1, 1945. I clearly remember in 1963 going to see the movie, The Great Escape, with Steve McQueen, and my Dad pointing out the intricate details of how the POW camp layout conformed with the actual camps where he was imprisoned.
I have all the primary document materials such as military correspondence records, telegrams, letters, and newspaper accounts of his capture describing his status first as MIA then as a POW, all the censored communications and letters he wrote to my mother, his German POW camp personnel file, as well as detailed maps and descriptions of the various camps he later obtained. My parents were quite the archivists, which is especially gratifying for their history teacher son.
My father was in personal correspondence with author Ben Parnell as well as with persons in France responsible for the monument plaque who knew precise first-hand details of what happened that night so many decades ago. Several of them who aided the crew that night were still living when it was dedicated.
They had not forgotten what happened there and why.
In 2004 my father died and was buried on March 4, exactly sixty years to the day of the above events.
A friend married to a South American casts a skeptical eye on the doings in Cuba:
What I… find very suspicious, however, is the timing of the current “anti-government” protests in Cuba. Why NOW, all of a sudden, after so many years of acquiescence to the Castro crime syndicate do the “masses” suddenly feel the urge to rebel? Even more suspiciously, why would they be using the U.S. flag as their protest banner? THAT is something that Latin Americans simply DO NOT do, even at their most desperate. I’ve seen enough nonsense lately that I strongly suspect alphabet agency involvement. The question that nags me is, what benefit is this providing to the Usurper’s Regime? A middle finger to Middle America? A sign of solidarity with the sclerotic, dying Castro Regime? A signal to other nations in the grip of terminal Marxism (e.g., Venezuela) that the USSA wants to recreate and amplify their misery? Whatever the motivation, I simply cannot buy the “mass protests” inside of Cuba as grassroots or genuine.
And Bill Martin forwarded an article that raises similar concerns about South Africa:
A lot of interesting buildings were also destroyed; Including, but not limited to over 100 cell towers, chemical plants, warehouses, malls, damaged ports, grocers, and various other wealth generating critical economic pieces. Reportedly even the airport and some hospitals were attacked.
But guess what?
The current leaders of South Africa have plans for these areas.
So out with the old, and in with the new.
Gauteng was one of the epicenters for violence, and, conveniently, construction for the new 5G smart city is going to begin any day now. Presumably, right after they get done bulldozing all the old stuff out of the way, tossed in the garbage, and polished up for some surveyors to begin phase one of the smart city projects.
My Aunt Helen died on July 12. She was 104, but she didn’t die of old age. She died because Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan imprisoned her and isolated her for a year and a half in a care home where her hearing difficulties made it nearly impossible to speak by telephone (she needed to see your lips to grasp your words). As a result, this lady – who took care of me for more than a year after I was born and during several periods of my young life (so much so that for years as a child I believed that she and her husband were my real parents) – became demented. She had all of her marbles when she entered the facility: she was as sharp as a tack; her memory was good; she could do calculations in her head that most people can’t. And her physical health was excellent – heart and lungs like those of a healthy 50-year-old. She entered the facility because she needed help supporting herself going up and down stairs (unsteadiness), which was too difficult for her daughters, themselves in their 70s.
She took residence in a very nice facility in Michigan just before the Covid-19 political panic swept the country and became a political football. Within a few weeks, the isolation began to have its effect. She became extremely anxious and rebellious – as any sane person would be under such conditions. She repeatedly tried to escape from her room and wandered around freely (as she would have been allowed without the Covid scare-mongering). She even tried to get out of the facility. So the staff gave her anti-anxiety medication (serotonin reuptake inhibitors). This made her “quiet,” but it was the silence of a tomb in the making — which is what happens when you give it to seniors. It was the silence imposed by people addicted to fear-porn and slogans like “if it only saves one life, we must do X.” Never mind that mere existence is nothing like “living” in the full sense of the word – in the sense that makes life meaningful and worth living. It is an imitation of life that statisticians can point to as a sign of victory because “the numbers tell the story.”
During this time, she contracted the Covid-19 virus and didn’t miss a beat; she was THAT healthy. But her mere existence as a living body was counted as a “victory” for Gretchen Whitmer and her apologists. As Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s total isolation policy for elder-care homes continued, my aunt lost her appetite for life and for food. When I finally was allowed to see her this week, shortly before her death in a hospice, she was already in a coma and could not respond to my words.
I am angry – very angry. I cannot mention my anger to her two daughters because like so many programmed people raised to believe in “the one true faith of politics,” they supported and still support Gretchen Whitmer and the lockdown policy that made a hell of their own mother’s last year and a half of life. I love those two women despite their tragically foolish beliefs because they, too, played a part in my young life, but I am disgusted that my aunt’s life was so disposable and so easily swept under the rug in the service of politics.
Prather’s advice was pretty good. Homeschooling fathers like me are advised to deal with Caesar’s agents in like manner.
Facing social workers, cops, or whomever, the head of household must sustain the initiative. Stand up straight with your shoulders back. Make friendly, firm, dignified eye contact. Act like an alpha and expect to be treated so.
Ask questions but don’t answer any. If necessary, get your lawyer on the phone and pass it out to the government agent. (Homeschoolers like me often join legal defense associations.) Do not permit anyone to enter your dwelling without a warrant, which cannot be issued without probable cause.
On two occasions I had to turn away a county detective this way. So … we are ready. Bring on the Vazi party.
I also gave a gospel tract to the detective. How could he refuse it? After all, it was he who contacted me! That’s yet another reason to carry tracts in your shirt pocket. No telling which cop or Vazi may need one.
It took all of 3 weeks. Almost as soon as Moscow decreed a COVID vaccine & test passport it had to be abandoned. Not because of a flashy mass protest but thanks to typical Russian mass subversion at the grassroots. Numerous Muscovites quickly got themselves fake QR passports of varying quality and catering establishments elected not to look at them too closely. The result being that with each passing day the authorities looked more impotent and weak, their unenforceable imposition semi-openly defied by the living, breathing city.
Now choosing between the long humiliation of their decree becoming entirely dead letter (as has already happened to their idiotic gloves mandate), or the quick humiliation of a speedy reversal they opted for the latter. Some nonsense was written about how the QR codes miraculously helped turn things around in just 3 weeks and the decree was dropped. Tomorrow COVID passports are out, as well as a curfew for bars and clubs.
Bill Martin, who sent this encouraging news, observes, “We should take note. They’ve been subverting govt with small victories for a long time.”
Apparently, the Usurper’s compassion for immigrants has its limits: those folks fleeing Communist dictatorships, specifically Cuba’s, will not find a welcome awaiting them in the USSA’s Communist dictatorship. Indeed,
The US Coast Guard, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, issued a warning to mariners who assist Cubans in reaching the United States on Thursday. The Coast Guard stated that it is unlawful for boats to proceed to Cuba without a license…
…many Cubans inside the United States have strongly affiliated with or supported the Republican establishment.
Thanks to Gary from Florida for this illuminating article on the Marxists’ outsized hypocrisy. And praise God that Trump never completed his wall, because it would imprison us in this dystopia as effectively as it would keep others out.
Dennis happened to be traveling the upper West and Midwest; he reports,
I live in Washington State. Fuhrer Inslee allowed the idiot public, who are dumb enough to listen to him, go maskless if they have been vaccinated. This is based on the “honor” system. LOL.
If you look at a county map of the elections most counties in WA are red. The populations of these counties hated Inslee before this nonsense. It probably isn’t safe for him to visit now. The further you are away from the Olympia to Seattle corridor the better you were during all of this. About the only place they were forcing masks were the big grocery stores in my town. There were a ton of places not requiring them so these all became my go to spots. We even had a bar stay open during the big lockdown at the start of all of this. They never required masks there during any of this. During the big shutdown you just had to stay in the back outside and keep the noise down.
Anyhow… I just returned from an RV trip. Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan (both upper and lower). Other than a random fanatic I only saw a large number of masks in a few spots. Oddly two of them were in Idaho at Cabelas and Walmart in Post Falls. Really strange because we had been in Idaho last November and nobody was wearing masks. I didn’t expect to see them there and wound up being one of the few places a large number of people were wearing masks. It was mainly all the employees. Most of the people shopping were maskless. It was so sad.
The only other place I came across was at Bell’s brewery “eccentric cafe” in downtown Kalamazoo, MI. Of all the places and states I went to I have no idea why they were doing this. We walked up to find a large line outside. We stood in back. A masked employee walked up to us and asked us if we wanted to sit outside or inside. We didn’t want to wait so we said whatever is available. She said both are available. I looked at her strangely, waiting for an explanation as to why there was a line. At this point they were taking a group inside at the front of the line and they asked them to put masks on until they got to their seats. I just laughed at that point. We walked across the street … where people were sitting at the bar and nobody was wearing masks. I have no idea why they would still be doing that nonsense at Bell’s but I wasn’t going to take part in it.
So… I mainly set up camp in rural areas but would venture into medium sized towns such as Kalamazoo everywhere we went. We drove through Chicago but didn’t want anything to do with that place. All in all it was nearly 100 percent normal. People were friendly. People were not wearing masks. People were not social distancing. Glad to see it. I have long thought that there was no difference between Republicans and Democrats. I did identify more with small town people and rural sensibilities, but their pro -stances turned me off. I didn’t believe in the lesser evil. I’ve changed my mind during this. I’m never going to be a rah rah Republican. [But] seeing totalitarianism come to the USA, the politicians not going along with it are nearly all Republicans. It is crazy. The left and the democrats are complete evil nutjobs.
The only time I went into Seattle during covidcon was the U district. My better half wanted to have lunch with her uncle. I was about to tell her “have fun” but after thinking about it for a second I got curious. I accepted. I knew I would have to wear a mask into the restaurant at least to sit down but decided it was worth it. The U district is by the University of Washington and there is a large open air shopping/restaurant district there. This was in April of this year I think. We parked in a packed parking lot. The place was extremely crowded. Mask compliance was 100 percent outdoors until we stepped out of the car. We walked to the restaurant. Nobody gave us any grief but nobody would make eye contact either. It was very creepy. The restaurant had been transformed into a plexiglass maze with large dividers even separating tables. It was a large restaurant so they actually had the room to do this. There were people sitting inside their plexiglass cages that were dutifully taking their mask off. Taking a bite to eat. Putting their mask back on. I decided I might not ever go into a large city again after that. Those people are insane.
If you answer inadvertently, do not permit entry. This is called a “Knock & Talk” by law enforcement and it is a way to gain entry.
If they ask you questions, you don’t need to answer questions.
If you are not able to remain silent, you can claim that you were jabbed or you can cite and repeat your right to remain silent and also your HIPAA privacy and complaint rights, which are totally legal. No one has a right to your medical information.
Ask for their photo ID and photograph/record their license plates (“That’s called a 10-28 in cop talk”).
Once they’re in, the officers can make a warrantless “safety sweep” of the area, to look around and make sure they’re safe or they could plant evidence, plant recording devices or they could perjure about fake “probable cause” that they saw in the interior, to come back later with a warrant or just do reconnaissance for a return.
If entrance is inadvertently admitted, order them out and film and record everyone constantly. Also, try and do this live. Do not leave them alone or unattended.
If able, go live and broadcast simultaneously, while ordering them out.
Do not threaten, yell or brandish weaponry.
If neighbored- and teamed-up, you can activate your phone tree and alert trees and teammates to let them know that they are coming.
If trained, you can surveil them upon departure at a safe and discreet distance, to get 10-28 and 10-29 for future proactivity.
Prather says, “This is taking freedom. Freedom is taken. So, take it.”
As I was scraping and painting my front deck steps it occurred to me that the cutesy new “no trespassing” signs against Biden’s goons might not be the best way to go about it. Even if they leave your property without talking to you, they will most definitely mark your address as one where people aren’t vaccinated. Instead try a completely different kind of sign…. like my “wet paint” sign on my deck steps. Or a sign warning people that you are in the process of rehabilitating a rescue pit bull who is scared of strangers coming to the door. Cue the dog barking track on your phone for added fun when they approach. Or for those with a sense of irony you could post a sign saying your household is voluntarily self quarantining for two weeks due to possible COVID exposure.
The trick is to not make them think the sign has anything to do w/ the vaccines. Be creative without getting on their naughty list!
If the sheeple don’t see people wearing masks, they forget to be scared. Some interesting comments from his perspective: “Vaccines…are declining in effectiveness very quickly…appear to me to be a third rail.” U.K. had 50,000 new cases today. “Britain is the most vaccinated major country in the world [but in spite of this] they have an out-of-control epidemic right now.”
Glenn: case law says that the government can’t coerce private actors to censor speech. Well, it’s definitely been going on a long time and few should likely hold their breath that the legal profession will save us anytime soon.
“Being coerced to comply with the demand to be a guinea pig for an experimental gene therapy in order to ‘regain’ basic human freedom is hardly freedom,” said Dr. Joseph Mercola while chatting with “CJ Hopkins, an American playwright, novelist and columnist who currently resides in Berlin, Germany.” Fortunately for Our Rulers, American knowledge of liberty is so scant that myriads of serfs are falling for this lie—and that’s despite its being the latest in a very long line.
Would that he were correct! But the media, the corporations, and the political class are pushing The Jab so tirelessly that needles have replaced diapers as the Holy Grail.
Ergo, this is the last dispatch Your Intrepid Reporter will file on the Mask War. Whether it remains the same battle, now that it’s waging a vast medical experiment, is a philosophical debate too picayune to concern us; for sure, these twin conflicts share the same object (our total subjugation to a Marxist dictatorship) as well as tactics (terror and peer pressure that may rapidly degenerate to state-sanctioned coercion).(more…)
One of COVIDCon’s bright spots is that we don’t live in France. Like Canada’s rulers, French ones seem to be vying with China, North Korea and other Marxist entrants in the Dictator’s Olympics. North Korea still seems certain to take the gold in Who Can Eviscerate More Rights Faster, but the competition has never been this stiff.
French peasants have had enough, however, according to this vastly encouraging story that David Mueller sent me. He cheers, “Some people in France are finally finding a spine.”
“The Tennessee Department of Health will halt all adolescent vaccine outreach – not just for coronavirus, but all diseases – amid pressure from Republican state lawmakers, according to an internal report and agency emails obtained by the Tennessean.” It is being called “Republican anti-vaccine insanity.” How about common sense and caution? Since when is it the job of government to give vaccine information to anyone or vaccinate anyone or pay for anyone to be vaccinated? CDC libertarians apparently think that that is the proper role of government.
My town of Cartersville, Georgia, is a smallish town just 45 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta, in the last of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It’s a forested area with lakes and plentiful wildlife and we retired here several years ago from office jobs in Atlanta because, in my words: There’s nothing there. And I am delighted to admit, I was terribly wrong.
One of the most fabulous things, if not the most, is the collection of museums we enjoy. Without a doubt, we have a world-class museum of fine art of the American west in the Booth Western Art Museum. At around 120,000 square feet of exhibit space, it is the largest museum of western art anywhere. And the collection is stunning. In fact, to quote the museum’s website, the museum was honored as the “2020 & 2021 USA Today’s 10 Best Peoples’ Choice Award for best art museum in the country.” The museum is also an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. And to top it all off, the museum is privately funded.
Our executive director dedicated himself and the staff to keeping the museum available throughout this pandemic nonsense. We were kept enriched by countless virtual programs including a virtual version of our annual fund raising gala and art auction. Tickets and art sales set a record for contributions. Early this year the museum opened its doors to physical visits. By making appointments, guests were spaced out so that close contact was minimized. Within the last month or so, advance tickets were no longer required and the doors are open to everyone.
It’s a point of pride that our museum is privately funded and I am proud to be a member. We really love our museum and do everything we can to ensure its success. It makes a real difference in this community and across all of northwest Georgia. The thousands of school children that in normal times come through the museum on school sponsored field trips are testament to the outstanding education programs the museum has developed.
Maybe the Booth Museum is not unique among museums in the efforts they and their members have taken to serve their communities over the past year and a half, but its approach seems a stark contrast to the actions of the Metropolitan Museum.
And to those of the many other institutions that have perfected the art of thieving from us.
Patriots at “Look Ahead America” are sponsoring protests on behalf of those heroes the Usurper illegally caged for objecting to his electoral theft. Please join them at
satellite rallies around the country to #FreePoliticalPrisoners. If you participate, please bring signs you can wave and share on social media with the hashtag #freepoliticalprisoners. Please also email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prime DC Rally: Saturday, July 17, 2021, noon EST. Learn more and RSVP at https://www.lookaheadamerica.org/rally.
Arizona: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 6-7 PM EST. Scottsdale Studios, 9445 East Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale. For info, email email@example.com. For details and to RSVP go to https://www.lookaheadamerica.org/azrally.
Florida: Saturday, July 17, 2021, 12 PM EST. Indian River County Courthouse, 2000 16th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia: Saturday, July 17, 12 PM – 3 PM EST. Alpharetta Court Services, 12624 Broadwell Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30004. For more info, email email@example.com.
Iowa: Saturday, July 17, 12 PM – 2 PM CST. Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jersey: Saturday, July 17, 12 PM – 2 PM EST. US District Courthouse, 402 E. State St, Trenton, NJ 08608. For more info, email email@example.com.
New York: Saturday, July 17, 12 PM EST. James M. Hanley Building, 100 S Clinton Ave, Syracuse, NY 13260. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Carolina: Saturday, July 17, 10AM EST. State House, 1100 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29208. For more info, email email@example.com.
Texas: Saturday, July 17, 12 PM CST. 300 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wyoming: Saturday, July 17, 12 PM – 1 PM MST. 200 W 24th St, Cheyenne, WY 82001. For more info, email email@example.com.
If you attend, I’d love to hear of your adventures!
One thing we should do, should GovCo come a knockin’, is to get THEIR names and home addresses. Demand they show “ID” to prove they are who they say they are. Oh, and btw, remember you have the right to remain silent.
Mr. Anonymous promises to exercise several other such rights: