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CERN’s supercollider switches back on; Dems dunking on Biden; Fauci is back with a health report; Rogan: Trump was right; Ninja variant strikes; insurrection in Sri Lanka; and much more...
Good morning, and welcome to the weekend edition. Today’s roundup includes: CERN’s supercollider switches back on; more Dems dunking on Biden; Fauci is back with a health report; Rogan says Trump was right; the Ninja variant strikes; insurrection in Sri Lanka; ShutDownDC offers bounties on Supremes; why men can’t breast feed; and the House bans Wuhan lab funding.
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🔥 Tuesday, after being closed for three years for upgrades, the massive Large Hadron Collider in Bern, Switzerland switched back on and now will run around the clock for the next four years at an unimaginable and unprecedentedly-high energy level of 13.6 TRILLION electronvolts.
The organizers of CERN, the outfit that runs the experimental collider, have explained they are trying to create “a portal.” In other words, a door. But, a door to where? One supposes they’re not just talking about knocking open a faster way to get to the annex without having to slog through all the hoi polloi polluting the public cafeteria.
Some regular folks who’ve watched a few science fiction and horror movies have expressed concern, if not outright alarm, about what can happen when you create a door to who-knows-where outside our Universe. It’s kind of a theme Hollywood has pretty thoroughly explored.
The critics ask, what if you get your door open and then you can’t close it? What if something bad is on the other side? Nobody listens to these naysayers. See, you have to take a few risks in the science business if you want to learn anything. It’s like gain of function research. You win some, you lose some.
Other more practical critics are like, wait a minute. We’re in the middle of an energy crisis, enduring rolling blackouts and crappy energy-efficient appliances, and meanwhile you scientists are running a four-mile loop that just burns 13 trillion electron-volts for four years, and you’re not even turning it off at night when nobody’s there? The answer: yes, that’s exactly right.
For some reason, CERN isn’t run on solar power.
It’s been a weird week here in the Matrix, and now you know why. Thank the loopy scientists at CERN.
UPDATED: Alert user and science nerd CPK observed:
Not to nitpick, but... CERN is not consuming anything close to 13.6 trillion volts.
(1) Volts aren't a measure of energy consumption in the first place. The usual analogy is that voltage is like water pressure in a pipe. It tells you how much resistance the flow can push past. It doesn't tell you how much is being pushed.
(2) The electron-Volt (eV) is the energy needed to push one electron to one volt. Electrons are TINY. One trillion eV is about the energy used by a mosquito in flight. CERN generating 13.6 flying mosquitos worth of energy is huge in particle-physics terms, but trivial in everyday terms.
CERN says it consumes about 1.3 terrawatt-hours of electricity per year, enough for a small town, which is something but not crazy-high considering what it does.
🔥 In an extended online interview with Newsy, despicable subhuman Anthony Fauci slithered out of his covid sickbed this week and updated the public on his health after having a Paxlovid relapse last month. I know you’ve been dying for news. Fauci’s STILL recovering, thirty days after his original infection — but it could have been SO much worse:
“I believe I’m about close to if not at 100% the way I was before infection. So I’m really fortunate that I’ve done very well. And I keep telling people when they ask me… is that I was vaccinated, and doubly boosted, and I believe if I did not have that degree of background protection I would’ve had a much more serious course. My course was relatively light minor symptoms, and right now I’m completely without symptoms and I feel very good, very energetic.”
Somehow, Fauci didn’t SOUND very energetic, or very good; at least, not his usual chipper spryness, although admittedly it was hard to tell. In the video, he seems just a little bit out of breath when he’s talking. There’s definitely something going on, but it’s hard to say exactly what. Otherwise he was his usual nearly-incomprehensible double-talking doctor.
Anyway, I was sorry to hear he’s still struggling, even if only a little. It’s too bad. But there’s good news! Fauci says he’s on his SECOND course of Paxlovid now, to treat the relapse case he got after he took his first course of Paxlovid.
You have to give him credit for believing in pharmaceutical interventions. He’s fully committed. Hopefully he doesn’t have a double Paxlovid relapse.
📉 Politico ran another hand-wringing story yesterday headlined, “Biden Isn’t Running Out of Ideas, Dems Fear. He’s Running Out of Time.”
The article describes the most recent virtual meeting of the Democrat Governors’ Association, which seems to have been, well, a smidge tense. One attendee characterized the mood as, “Don’t just tell us what you’ve done, because what you’ve done isn’t exactly working.”
Politico said another meeting on Capitol Hill earlier this month was also tense. Democrat lawmakers expected tips on how to counter Republicans handing out free gas cards and baby formula to irate democrat voters in the representatives’ districts. Instead, the White House blathered now-familiar talking points, about all the White House’s legislative successes, and how voters loved Biden’s message in 2020.
With the 2022 elections four months away, Politico explained, Democrats in and out of the White House admit there’s no silver bullet against a monstrous army of political problems, including: surging inflation, high gas prices, a series of stunning Supreme Court decisions, and a sense of voter resignation that the Democrats only built up their expectations to let them down.
Gosh. It DOES sound bad!
But worse, campaigning time is running out. Tick, tock. Earlier in the year, Democrats hoped that some of the problems would resolve themselves, but there is “diminishing confidence in that now.”
Politico says Biden does have a strategy, a strategy of making “steady progress” against the problems. The problem is a “steady progress” strategy takes too long. But I take issue with that interpretation. I don’t see ANY progress, not steady progress or any other kind of progress. The truth is, Biden has NO strategy, except blind adherence to an underlying leftwing agenda that is backfiring in all the most predictable ways.
At this point, Dems are hoping for an October surprise to save them, something unexpected and unpredictable that could massively shift the momentum. Democrat admaker Martha McKenna told Politico: “Things can change really quickly.”
Indeed. They can get even worse.
🔥 Joe Rogan recently commented about how in 2020 Trump accurately predicted every single major Biden fail if Biden was elected (normal Rogan adult language warning):
🤢 Yahoo News ran a ham-handed, fear-porn op-ed clumsily disguised as a news piece yesterday, headlined “This New ‘Ninja’ COVID Variant Is the Most Dangerous One Yet.”
To give you an idea of what we’re dealing with, the article advised the “best protection” comes from four safe and effective shots. FOUR:
“The more additional jabs you get on top of your prime course, the better protected you are. Arguably the best protection results from two prime jabs of the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna plus a couple boosters. ‘Get your damn fourth shot!’ Redlener said.”
The gist is, there’s another new variant. Of course. As there always will be. The latest string of variants has disappointed the media, because the bugs don’t get exciting names anymore, it’s just boring letters and numbers now, dang it. So this new one, BA.5, has been dubbed “Ninja” BY THE MEDIA who are sick and tired of waiting for the government to do it.
Ninja. It’s so stealthy you don’t even know you have it until … WHACK!. Or something like that.
I won’t bore you with much more of this tired song. But just so you don’t imagine Branch Covidism is a lost religion, here are just a handful of quotes from the “news” article:
— “…an ever-present threat to public health.”
— “COVID is much more dangerous than today’s flu.”
— “mask-wearing and paxlovid are bandaids on a festering global wound.”
— “The problem, in the United States, is that only people 50 years old or older or with certain immune disorders qualify for a second booster.”
— “Arguably the best protection results from two prime jabs of the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna plus a couple boosters.”
You got the idea. Honestly, I feel sorry for folks who are so uncritical — at THIS point in the pandemic — that they accept disinformation like this without questioning it at all. I don’t feel sorry for the folks who are publishing it; they should be tarred and feathered.
Hey, if civilization does collapse, can we bring back the stocks and tarring and feathering?
🔥 Controversial Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is being slowly flayed alive by the deep state, went on the attack late last week and demanded Congressional investigations into the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his intelligence-connected madame, Ghislaine Maxwell.
Marjorie also hauled the Clintons back into it:
Marjorie’s demands are entertaining, but we all know they’re going nowhere. It’s just a talking point. But it does raise an interesting question. Until they actually deal with it, the Epstein issue will remain a threatening sword that anyone in Congress can wield against the establishment. One can imagine that, at some future point, they’ll conclude it could be better to investigate and just take their lumps, rather than keep taking swipes and cuts from easy opportunistic attacks like Marjorie’s.
One can hope.
🔥 Yesterday Sri Lankans, tired of being pawns in some geopolitical New World Order chess game, showed the January 6th Commission just what a REAL insurrection looks like:
🔥 On Wednesday evening, after pro-abortion protestors mobbed Morton’s a restaurant in DC, security hustled Justice Kavanaugh out of the building. Folks pointed out the radical leftwing group “Shut Down DC” had offered a cash bounty for the physical locations of conservative Supreme Court justices:
I guess it’s fair. So, fair is fair. I’m offering a cash bounty for the names and addresses of ShutDownDC leaders, $200 for each confirmed set. Paid by Venmo.
🔥 An outage yesterday at Rogers, one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies, caused massive internet, cable and cellphone disruptions over about half of Canada. For hours and hours, the outage significantly interrupted Canada’s 911 services, payment processors, tele health, public transportation (ticket sales), schools and libraries, and alarm systems, among others.
Canada’s problem is its telecommunications industry is so concentrated that if one of the few providers has a problem, it affects a whole lot of folks.
As of late yesterday, Rogers still had not provided any details about the cause of the outage or an estimated time when service would be restored. Maybe the CERN experiment sucked all the power out of Canada.
🔥 The link below popped up on my Twitter suggested news links this morning. I blame CERN for this one, too.
I couldn’t help myself. I clicked the stupid link. They treat the issue very seriously, getting into divergent development after sex hormones determine an embryo’s gender, or sex, or whatever the acceptable term is now. It’s all described with a tinge of rueful sadness, replete with words like “unfortunately” and remarks like “men WANT to bond with their babies but…”
I. Just. Can’t. Even.
And don’t get me started with the new drugs they’re giving to get some men to start lactating. Frankly, I already know too much.
🔥 The Washington Times ran a story Tuesday headlined, “Hill Panel OKs Funding Ban for U.S. Group Linked to Chinese Lab at Center of COVID Controversy.”
House appropriators quietly amended the 2023 federal budget for health and science agencies to ban funding of biolabs in hostile countries, including Wuhan, China. Here’s the relevant language from the amendment:
“None of the funds made available by this Act may be made available to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, or any other laboratory located in a country determined by the Secretary of State to be a foreign adversary, including China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran.”
It’s a good start. Notably, and unfortunately, it omits labs in Ukraine, Armenia, Nicaragua, and similar unmonitored corrupt third-world hellholes lacking legal regulation over biological experimentation and handling of deadly pathogens. I guess there’s not enough evidence yet to support a ban that broad.
But … I think the evidence is coming!
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