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☕️ Coffee & Courage ☙ Tuesday, August 30, 2022 ☙ MOUSE DATA 🦠
Biased FBI agent gets the boot; study show bad news for jabbed guys; UK pivots on pregnancy jabs; SADS strikes; 11th Cir. trims contractor mandate; good news for Marines; mouse data; and much more...
Happy Tuesday and good morning, C&C Army! Finally, we have feedback on Dr. Gold’s multiplier, and you’re going to love it. Plus today’s roundup: a biased senior FBI agent gets the boot; myocarditis risk study has bad news for guys; UK pivots on guidance for pregnant people; another sudden and unexpected athletic death; 11th Circuit trims contractor mandate injunction; good news for Marines; governments halting reporting covid outcomes by jab status; boosters approved with mouse data; and the Tamp Bay Times discovers medical autonomy.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
🪖 OPERATION MULTIPLIER REPORT: I never expected it would take this long to get the results of our last operation, but I think you’ll agree, it was worth the wait. Unsurprisingly, Dr. Gold’s team is hunkered down while she on her all-inclusive holiday in scenic downtown Miami Club Fed, and they are all feeling a little wary about strangers. But after my live visit, information controls loosened, and we now have the numbers.
Although a few more donations trickled in later, between Saturday, July 30th (Multiplier Day) and the following Friday, SIX THOUSAND C&Cers (5,927) donated $176,793.94 to Dr. Gold’s freedom fundraiser. That’s nearly $90,000 per month of her sentence.
Dr. Gold was sentenced to federal prison for first-time misdemeanor trespassing. She never even said anything about the elections. She was there to make an anti-mandate speech. A courageous advocate for medical freedom, Dr. Gold has done so much for all of us, by speaking out and holding the line against further loss of liberty, and by publishing alternative treatments that literally saved tens of thousands of lives. It’s the least we could do.
By each giving a little that we could easily afford, we not only blew up the fundraiser, but we also sent a clear message about how we feel about the selective prosecution and punishment of a first-time offender.
We could only have done it by working together. I am VERY proud to be part of the C&C Army!
On to the news.
🗞*CURRENT NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 The Washington Times ran a short story yesterday headlined, “Top Agent Exits FBI Amid Charge of Political Bias Undermining Hunter Biden Probe: Sources.” The Times reported that a senior FBI official in the bureau’s Washington DC field office, Timothy Thibault, abruptly resigned yesterday after congressional scrutiny for political bias in handling the investigation of Hunter Biden’s laptop computer.
I know, you’re shocked. Shocked and appalled. How could this happen, and so forth.
The Times anonymously cited “two former FBI officials familiar with the situation,” who said Thibault “was escorted by two or three ‘headquarters-looking types.’”
And that’s the whole story from corporate media.
Independent media sources added some details. Just the News reported, “Former Special Agent Thibault was accused of displaying bias in his handling of politically sensitive investigations, including the criminal investigation of Hunter Biden’s laptop and FBI probes of former President Donald Trump.”
Apparently, Thibault’s departure is connected to Senator Chuck Grassley’s recent disclosure of a group of FBI whistleblowers who alleged, and I know you aren’t going to believe this, partisan enforcement at the agency. The online paper said the whistleblowers alleged that Thibault “concealed the partisan nature of evidence from FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland to secure their approval to open an investigation into former President Donald Trump in 2020 unrelated to the [Mar-a-Lago] raid.”
Becker News reported that in May, Senator Grassley asked the DOJ for records relating to Thibault’s work history, after discovering Thibault’s anti-Trump social media posts on Twitter and LinkedIn. The next thing you know, Thibault is out, at least out of the DC office.
While there was online speculation that Thibault was connected to the Biden Raid of Trump’s residence, I could not confirm that in any official source. So stay tuned. I’m sure there will be more.
💉 TctMD ran a story last week headlined, “Myocarditis Risk Low Overall After COVID-19 Vax, but Higher in Some Groups.” It’s a lot of blah-blah word salad about a new study, but it — finally — admits that myocarditis risk is MUCH higher in one teeny-tiny cohort: all men under 40.
The paper tentatively suggested that SOME PEOPLE might want to consider the pro’s and con’s. One expert quoted for the story, who chairs the American Medical Association’s pediatric committee, said this:
[These results] allow for a frank and transparent discussion on the pros and cons of vaccination. Does a completely healthy teenage male, without high-risk family members or close contacts, require a full set of vaccines at the interval prescribed? Or should he be selective of the vaccine available/accessible to him? For healthcare officials, further assessment of the risk-to-benefit balance regarding age and sex with comorbidities should be done using data from this and other nationwide-based studies.
It’s a nice sentiment, but good luck finding someplace to have a frank and transparent discussion on the pro’s and con’s of vaccination. Let me know how that works out for you.
Notwithstanding that advice, another one of the paper’s cherry-picked experts, whose comment was blown up in a callout in the middle of the article, opined, “The overwhelming recommendation is strongly in favor of COVID vaccination, even when myocarditis is the endpoint.”
I guess they have to say that. After all, what’s a little myocarditis among oh-so-virtuous people who care about grandma and who care about virtue signaling?
💉 Jason Jenkins, 47, Miami Dolphins’ senior vice president of communications and community affairs, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, according to a team announcement.
Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel told reporters that Jason was previously completely healthy. “This was a healthy, healthy guy that just brought it every day. … Just full of life,” McDaniel said. “That’s the hardest part. There’s just no words to describe. He has a great family. His wife’s awesome, and his children. It’s tough. It’s a tough one to swallow. He will be missed. He will not be forgotten, I can tell you that much.”
I hope that Jason won’t be forgotten, but I have my doubts. Of course, Jason’s cause of death was not disclosed. I mean, who’d be interested in knowing why a completely healthy man in the prime of his life would keel over suddenly and unexpectedly? Don’t be ghoulish.
💉 The New York Post ran a story over the weekend headlined, “Latest COVID Booster Shots Will Be Released Before Human Testing Is Complete.”
If THIS is what we’re going to be doing now, why do we even NEED an FDA? That’s a serious question. Why don’t we just surgically remove the FDA like any other useless organ, like a swollen appendix or infected tonsils?
The jabs are magic now! We don’t need to test them, what a silly idea. They are safe and effective. Because the government and the corporate media says so.
Plus, it’s not like they don’t have ANY idea. According to FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf, instead of waiting for data from testing in humans, the agency will just use data from mice trials — and real-world evidence of the safety of current covid vaccines (ahem) and test results from boosters targeting older strains — to evaluate the new and improved boosters.
They have mouse data! Not everyone is thrilled though. The Post quotes vaccine expert Paul Offit, from the FDA’s sidelined vaccine approval committee, as being hesitant to approve the new jabs. “I’m uncomfortable that we would move forward — that we would give millions or tens of millions of doses to people — based on mouse data,” Paul Offit wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in June.
It’s like the punchline to a joke.
Oh, the Post also reported that Pfizer and Moderna both said the newest shots are safe and effective. So. You can trust them.
Does anyone else feel like the government is completely schizophrenic at this point? Over at the CDC, the emergency is over, all mitigations have been dropped, and vaccinated and unvaccinated share equal status. But at the FDA, the emergency is burning so hot they can’t wait a couple months for human trials to finish to approve jabs for millions of Americans. So … which is it? Is it an emergency or isn’t it?
💉 Last week, the UK government quietly revised its vaccine guidance and pivoted with respect to pregnant and breastfeeding women, I mean people. The new guidance explicitly wants against shots:
…it is considered that sufficient reassurance of safe use of the vaccine in pregnant women cannot be provided at the present time … healthcare professionals are advised to rule out known or suspected pregnancy prior to vaccination. Women who are breastfeeding should also not be vaccinated.
I’m old enough to remember back when you got kicked off Facebook for warning pregnant women not to take the jab. Here’s the link.
Now you just get kicked off Facebook for calling pregnant people “women” when you advise against the shots.
Now, I realize a lot of chronic complainers are going to ask, “what about the pregnant and breastfeeding women who took the shots based on the OLD guidance?” Do they get an apology? Or at least a lollipop or something? But look, NOBODY EVER SAID the shots were safe and effective during pregnancy. Okay, maybe they DID say that. But they’ve pivoted. There’s new data or something. So it’s all good.
And … shut up! Science!
💉 On Friday, a split decision in the 11th Federal Circuit partially upheld and partially dropped the injunction against the Federal contractor covid vaccine mandate. The dissenting judge, a Carter-appointee, wrote that he thinks the federal government has clear authority to order the mandate whenever it wants to. But the judge writing for the majority, a Trump appointee, upheld the injunction, but held that enjoining the entire country was over broad, and reduced its effect to just the seven states who joined the lawsuit plus the Associated Builders and Contractors union, which also joined.
Although this means the Biden Administration could restart the mandate in the other states, reports say officials are “still considering” what will happen next. They’ll probably keep considering it, at least until after the midterms. Vote accordingly.
💉 Last week, Florida federal Judge Steven Merryday enjoined the entire Marine Corps from enforcing the Military Mandate against any soldier asserting a religious objection to the jabs. Props to the heroic lawyers who litigated the case.
💉 Here’s the very last report on covid outcomes by vaccine status from the Canadian province of Manitoba, from May:
See how it doesn’t look too good if you take the deaths category, add Fully Vaccinated to Booster deaths, then compare that to Unvaccinated deaths? And keep in mind that they’re probably pumping up the unvaccinated numbers by including single-shotters and folks not past 30 days after the second dose.
Corporate media, of course, completely ignored the the data’s ramifications or even suggestions, but Alex Berenson wrote a short stack about it. Then, immediately after publishing the May report, Manitoba Public Health decided, for some reason yet to be explained, to STOP REPORTING the data. They must have got a lot of questions about that, because the latest report for August includes this brief disclaimer:1
Monthly updates about severe outcomes after vaccination have been discontinued starting Week 31 [July 31-Aug. 6]. Manitoba Health will continue to monitor COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and report periodically when data allow.
Nah nah nah nah I can’t hear the data I can’t hear you nah nah nah.
See, if they don’t report the data, there’s no actual problem, because the problem isn’t about who’s dying, the problem is about whether it makes politicians look bad. In a sane world, the corporate media would be screaming bloody murder about a cover-up. But now we live in Clown World, where corporate media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of government.
And it’s not just Manitoba. Ontario stopped reporting outcomes by vaccination status around the same time. So did Scotland, back in February. So did Britain, in April.
🔥 The Tampa Bay Times ran a whiny story yesterday headlined, “Some Doctors Stopping Treatment For Transgender Youth In Florida.” The sub-headline explains, “In Tampa Bay, a child’s surgery was canceled. In Miami, a hospital stopped accepting new patients seeking care for gender dysphoria. It comes as Florida calls for a ban on such procedures.”
Oh no! A child’s surgery was canceled? Stopping a child’s genital mutilation surgery is a PROBLEM for the Tampa Bay Times. That’s where we are now.
I could say a lot about this story. One noteworthy point is that the State of Florida is successfully pushing back against maniacal medical procedures, and apparently some doctors are starting to turn down the surgeries. I’d call that progress.
But even more interesting was the following paragraph:
“This is another example of politics interfering with the inviolability of the doctor-patient relationship,” [University of Florida pediatric endocrinologist Michael] Haller told the Tampa Bay Times in an email. “I expect to see additional situations in which patients are forced to seek care outside of our state.”
Haller lives where I do, in Gainesville. I am aware of this doctor, a champion of coerced vaccination and masking during the pandemic. Now suddenly he’s discovered a newfound sense that the government should stay out of people’s medical decisions. At least whenever Haller thinks it should, or if it’s the second Tuesday of a month ending in a -y.
Still, it’s progress. Kind of.
Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow morning for more!
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