☕️ HAMMER TIME ☙ Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 ☙ C&C NEWS 🦠
Texas AG hammers Pfizer; Chauvin shivver is FBI informant; Minneapolis has fallen; CDC chief wriggles around Reedly biolab; study shows universal myocarditis for jabs; 8 pilot SADS; ski masks; more.
Good morning, C&C, welcome to the Weekend Edition! Your weekend roundup includes: Texas drops the hammer on Pfizer’s lies about vaccine efficacy; George Floyd scapegoat Derek Chauvin shivved by FBI INFORMANT; Minneapolis documentary makes the must-watch list; CDC chief tries to provides answers about lame response to Reedly biolab incident; new study finds nearly all vaccine recipients showing signs of cardiac injury; eight new pilot SADS cases; Philadelphia bans ski masks; and the Russian Supreme Court drops the hammer on gay activism.
🗞💬 WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY 💬🗞
💉 Texas’s remarkable Attorney General (and political assassination survivor) Ken Paxton filed possibly the most important lawsuit of his entire career yesterday. His office announced the explosive filing with a 20,000-volt press statement titled, “Attorney General Ken Paxton Sues Pfizer for Misrepresenting COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy and Conspiring to Censor Public Discourse.”
Corporate media sell-outs and pharma’s citizen volunteers corps were shocked, screaming for their crisis counselors and therapy bunnies.
It makes Texas’s second lawsuit against Pfizer. Earlier this week, recently-unsealed documents revealed a pending lawsuit against the pharma giant, over its ineffective ADHD medicine Quillivant XR, which is marketed to kids through the state’s Medicaid program.
That was bad enough. This new case has completely twisted corporate media around the axle. This sarcastic Daily Chaos, I mean Daily KOS, headline popped up all over the place:
In other words, they didn’t know what to say about the lawsuit’s merits so they have devolved into mocking.
There are two broad prongs or categories of potential pharma liability. They track the two drug approval standards: safety and efficacy. One category of potential liability is focused on lack of “safety” — this includes injuries and deaths caused by dangerously defective “covid vaccine” products. That avenue is currently blocked by the PREP Act and other liability shields. We are working on it.
The other category, which Texas’s new lawsuit focuses on, involves drugmakers’ early false claims about “efficacy” — for overhyping their defective products and reprehensibly attacking folks who pointed out the problems.
Paxton’s 54-page Pfizer lawsuit tracks one of my earliest legal theories. Back in 2021, I temporarily got a little too excited over suing Pfizer, under Florida’s version of what’s called a “deceptive trade practices” (DTP) law. You might know about DTP law as “false advertising.” I’ve litigated DTP cases in Florida, and I was off and running and already drafting a complaint back in late 2021 when the wheels fell off. I discovered, deeply buried in the weeds of Florida’s DTP statute, a special carve out for pharma.
Yep. Pharma companies are exempted from false advertising claims in the Sunshine State. Thanks, pharma lobby. So, my lawsuit died ingloriously, never completed.
But on the other hand, Texas’s DTP statute has no pharma exception. So, as they say in the Lone Star State, giddyup! Generally speaking, DTP cases are either filed by affected consumers — individually or in class actions — or by the state’s attorney general, on behalf of all its citizens.
That’s what’s happening here. Texas is suing Pfizer over false advertising for all Texans. In Texas. Under Texas law.
The first and last sentences in the petition’s introduction neatly summarize the entire case: “The COVID-19 vaccines are the miracle that wasn’t … Pfizer misrepresentations intended to confuse and mislead the public in order to achieve widespread adoption of its vaccine.”
Long-time C&C readers will not be surprised by the petition’s five essential allegations of vaccine misrepresentations:
(1) Pfizer falsely claimed its vaccine was “95% effective” at preventing infection, without clarifying it was using a misleading “relative risk reduction” ratio, when the truth was its best-case absolute risk reduction was under one percent. Later, many jurisdictions even reported negative vaccine efficacy.
Four examples of efficacy, all of which result in a misleading relative risk reduction of 95%.
(2) Pfizer lied that its vaccine provided lasting protection, falsely claiming vaccine-induced immunity was so much better than natural immunity, which it said was pure garbage. But really, any marginal protection the vaccine did provide quickly waned. In many cases, data and studies showed the shots actually increased people’s chances of catching covid over time.
(3) Pfizer falsely claimed that its vaccine stopped viral transmission, pushing the lie that people should get vaccinated so as to protect other people, like grandma. But the truth was Pfizer’s defective jab product did not prevent transmission of the covid virus. Vaccinated superspreading ensued.
(4) Another Pfizer whopper was its claim the vaccine was — and I quote — “very, very effective” against the Delta variant, when its own data showed the vaccine performed especially badly against Delta — the exact opposite. Later, Pfizer would quietly modify its jab formula into “bivalence” trying to chase the evolving viral variants.
(5) Maybe ugliest of all, Pfizer deceptively told a fearful public that its shots would protect people from dying from covid. But its own clinical trial data showed more patients died in the vaccine group than died in the placebo group — even after manipulating the numbers. Even more remarkably, Pfizer falsely represented that its vaccines were so good that, if person A took the shot, it would somehow lower person B’s chances of dying from covid. Which caused mandates and Joe Biden darkly warning about the dirty unvaccinated.
After the initial panic passes and sold-out media quits joking around that Texas is suing Pfizer “because it didn’t stop the pandemic fast enough,” just wait. You’ll see; they will shift to carping that everybody should’ve known there was no way Pfizer could have made all those claims about a brand-new type of vaccine anyway, so it was always “take it at your own risk.”
After all, it’s not like they forced you to take it.
The lawsuit, which you should definitely read if you’re a super covid junkie, contains lots that we already knew and some things we didn’t. For example, it describes how the FDA frequently rebutted Pfizer’s public claims in various regulatory documents. Unfortunately, whenever the FDA did challenge Pfizer, it was always in obscure, circuitous, bureaucratic word salad, making those challenges virtually useless to any of us who were trying to slow down the vaccine train. Probably on purpose.
The remedies for DTP violations could range from damages for every time Pfizer lied about its defective products, up to and including disgorgement of all its profits. It’s hard to overestimate the importance of this lawsuit. As I’ve said before, whereas courts normally defer to government defendants, when government sues government, there’s no home-court advantage.
It’s on. Get the popcorn ready.
🔥 Fox News was the only network to include the most relevant fact in its headline yesterday, which explained, “Derek Chauvin prison stabbing: Ex-FBI informant inmate charged with attempted murder of ex-Minneapolis cop.”
Here’s the timeline. Two weeks ago, Scapegoat of the Empire and former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin filed a new motion to overturn his murder conviction in the arrest death of recidivist criminal George Floyd. Chauvin’s new motion cited ‘new evidence’ proving he never caused Floyd’s death.
Then, one week later on the Friday after Thanksgiving, an inmate shanked Chauvin twenty-two times before being pepper sprayed and subdued. Leaking like a sieve, Chauvin remains in intensive care.
Attacking inmate John Turscak, 52, who is not black, allegedly told investigators that he picked “Black Friday” for the attack out of solidarity to “Black Lives Matter,” which is about the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. See, both names have the word “Black” in them. You get it? Not too brilliant.
So last week I just chalked the attack up to subhuman intelligence and paid it little attention. Until yesterday.
Yesterday, news broke that Mr. Turscak, who was due to be released in just three years, isn’t quite the moron he’s pretending to be. In fact, he’s a former FBI informant who worked undercover in violent Mexican drug gangs. Available records show Turscak helped the FBI obtain over 40 indictments.
But now the FBI says it disavowed the undercover operative, since he was dealing drugs.
It’s not perfectly clear how the FBI supposes an undercover agent pretending to be a member of a violent Mexican drug gang is supposed to avoid dealing drugs, and still maintain his cover, but what do I know? I’m just a lawyer, not a sneaky FBI undercover agent manager.
So, as you can well imagine, wild speculation is now running rampant about Turscak’s FBI connections, and whether the attack on Chauvin was really a government-sponsored assassination attempt. Who knows? Three years ago I would’ve written it all off as a kooky conspiracy theory. The FBI? Assassinating cops in prison? Nah.
But now? Now that I’ve seen how the FBI weaponized Facebook against citizens during the pandemic? And after I’ve helped some January 6 defendants and talked to many other attorneys in those cases? In other words, now that I’m a conspiracy realist?
I say: let’s wait and see how the facts develop.
🔥 One of the most ironic headlines of 2023 had to be this week’s Epoch Times headline:
The agent is fine. But the FBI apparently can’t find the two armed carjackers by itself, so it has offered a $10,000 reward to any citizen who can identify the two thugs who jacked one of its own agents. The agent was probably too distracted by his grief over the January 6th attack on the Capitol to fight back.
Carjackers > FBI.
🔥 Speaking of the late, not great, criminal non-mastermind George Floyd, if you’re looking for a movie this weekend, you could either watch pathetic, lazy remakes of Marvel classics using woke diversity themes instead of engaging plots or storylines, or instead you could preserve those brain cells and enjoy “The Fall of Minneapolis.” It’s an outstanding independent documentary about the George Floyd debacle and in particular, Minneapolis’s inexplicable order to evacuate the Third Precinct and turn it over to the mob.
I’m not assembling a multiplier, but if you think, as I do, it’s important to encourage high-production-value works like this, you can chip in here: Donate to The Fall of Minneapolis.
🔥 This week, totally-unqualified CDC chief and lockdown-lunatic Mandy Cohen suffered through a scathing tongue-lashing by Representative Dr. Neal Dunn (R-Fl.) over the CDC’s halfhearted response to the Reedly biolab scandal. You’ll enjoy this clip if you’ve been following the story:
CDC, you had ONE JOB. Baffling.
🔬 A blockbuster new September jab study made the rounds this week, titled “Assessment of Myocardial 18F-FDG Uptake at PET/CT in Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2–vaccinated and Nonvaccinated Patients.”
It took a while to appear on the radar because the authors used dense scientific language requiring some insider knowledge to interpret, but it is a significant study. It was so significant that the journal’s chief editor attached a “Journal Editorial Comment” to the study trying to debunk it a little and blunt its significance.
The authors found nearly all patients who got the jab had some cardiac injury.
Rather than explain the study for you myself, I’ll let the Journal of Radiology’s Editor explain. Here’s the nub of the Chief Editor’s own comments, while he was trying to shade the study’s conclusions:
In this issue of Radiology, Nakahara et al (5) present an interesting study in which the authors probe for the presence of myocardial inflammation after COVID-19 vaccination in (9500) asymptomatic patients. The main results are asymptomatic patients vaccinated for COVID-19 had about 40% greater radiotracer activity (indicating) myocardium (injury) than unvaccinated individuals.
These results are compelling.
The investigators … next performed extensive sensitivity analyses (excluding factors like age, prior covid infection, pre-existing conditions, etc.). Notably, the authors’ interrogation of their results held up to all these secondary ways of looking at their data.
The study results by Nakahara et al suggest that mild asymptomatic myocardial inflammation could be more common than we ever expected. This in turn would support a hypothesis of more severe systemic inflammation related to mRNA vaccination in some patients who present with symptomatic myocarditis.
The next steps may involve manipulation of the mRNA vaccine or delivery system in an effort to reduce these adverse events.
More common than we ever expected. Safe and effective! “Asymptomatic myocardial inflammation” is the new euphemism for “subclinical myocarditis.”
💉 Since the end of September, at least eight commercial airline pilots were either incapacitated in the air or died.
November 26th, 2023. One of two pilots on Ryanair Flight FR-3472 from London to Rzeszow, Poland became “incapacitated.” You’ll see that “incapacitated” is the latest euphemism. The plane was diverted to Krakow and landed safely. The only news sources, translated from Polish, described the pilot as being “weakened” and having “malaise,” but also requiring “urgent medical care.” So.
November 20th, 2023. Around 3 hours into the flight, a pilot became “incapacitated” — even the National Post used skeptical scare quotes around “incapacitated” — on Air Transat Flight TS-186 from Toronto to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The “incapacitated” pilot was replaced by one of the 299 passengers, who fortunately was a Transat-qualified pilot.
November 16th, 2023. Air India Pilot Captain Himanil Kumar, 37, had a sudden, unexpected, and fatal heart attack at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport while he was taking a training session. He was rushed to a hospital at the airport, but died despite heroic efforts to revive him. An airline official said Kumar was declared fit in his August medicals. “All his past medical assessments were fine with no detected underlying medical conditions,” the official added. Baffling.
October 30th, 2023. On Jet2 Flight LS-1711 from Manchester to Dalaman, Turkey, the first officer also “became incapacitated,” and following procedure, the other pilot diverted to Budapest and landed safely. This time. No further information was available on the nature of the pilot’s “incapacitation,” which as noted appears to be the newest euphemism for “medical emergency,” which was the prior euphemism for “stroke” or “heart attack.”
October 18th, 2023. Austrian Airlines Pilot and member of Dorfgastein mountain rescue team Christian Zimmerebner, 43, died suddenly after a brief "serious illness.” That’s it. That’s all we know.
September 24th, 2023. On Austrian Airlines Flight OS-188 from Stuttgart to Vienna, the captain reported feeling “unwell,” then became “incapacitated,” forcing the first officer to take over. Later during the descent, the pilot recovered and was able to resume his duties. That’s all we get.
September 23rd, 2023. Alaska Airlines Pilot Captain Eric McRae, 37, died suddenly and unexpectedly in his hotel room during a layover. He was scheduled to fly that morning. Eric left his wife — an Alaskan flight attendant — and two small children (a toddler and a newborn). Eric is only the latest pilot to die in his sleep on a layover.
September 22nd, 2023. Last but not least, somewhere over Canada during Delta’s Flight DL-291 from Paris to Los Angeles, the pilot became “medically incapacitated,” was evacuated to the cabin for emergency care, while a standby pilot took over. The plane diverted to Minneapolis, landing safely, and the unidentified pilot was rushed to the hospital. Since then we have no further information about him or his condition.
😷 I could have told them this would happen. The AP ran a story yesterday headlined, “Philadelphia votes to ban ski masks to decrease crime. Opponents worry it'll unfairly target some.”
Philadelphia City Council passed legislation 13-2 banning ski masks in public places like schools, recreation centers, parks, city-owned buildings, and on public transportation, but not banks or stores. Apparently this commonsense ordinance was controversial to some people, like the Pennsylvania ACLU.
Bans on public mask wearing, and laws jail time enhancements for crimes committed while wearing masks, used to be common before the pandemic. What do you want to bet they’re going to get common again?
🔥 The AP ran an outraged story yesterday headlined “Russia’s Supreme Court effectively outlaws LGBTQ+ activism in a landmark ruling.”
On Thursday, after a four-hour closed-door hearing in a lawsuit filed by Russia’s Ministry of Justice, Russia’s Supreme Court ruled that the LGBTQ+ “movement” operating in Russia is an “extremist organization” and banned it. Journalists were only allowed into the courtroom to hear the verdict from Judge Oleg Nefedov, who is not from Philadelphia, and so wore a face mask during the reading of the verdict, presumably for safety.
For over a decade, Russian President Putin has been publicly critical of the West’s love affair with previously perverted sexual practices. Over the past few years, Russia has gradually tightened its laws over the spread of so-called “LGBT ideology.”
As far as I can tell, despite the breathless hysteria over the decision in U.S. corporate media, the decision does not “outlaw gay people.” It appears to criminalize LGBTQ+ “activism,” especially where the activism is funded by or connected with international groups outside Russia. Russia seems suspicious that the international LGBTQ+ movement might not really be about advancing the sexual minority rights, but has some darker purpose, like population reduction or social destabilization.
It’s no longer clear that the Constitution would limit a similar decision here in the United States. Widespread, long-standing state laws criminalizing sodomy were found unconstitutional only in the last 40 years or so, on the strength of Roe v. Wade’s penumbral right to privacy. Not that there’s anyone brave or reckless enough to try, but the field appears open again for replacing those removed statutes.
What do you think? Is Russia on to something, or it this just another example of Russian dictatorial bigotry?
Have a wonderful weekend! Go get that Christmas tree before all the good ones are snapped up. I’ll meet you back here on Monday morning as we head into the thick of the craziest holiday season on record.
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