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Nov 26 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
1/ Am I the only one who thinks that Hamas has grossly, horrendously outplayed Israel? Hamas can dribble out hostages for a month, keeping the ceasefire going as it rearms - and publicizes civilian casualties, raising international pressure on Israel not to restart the attack...
2/ But the pressure won't only be international. Time will slowly corrode Israel's fury over the Oct. 7 attacks (impossible but true) and certainty that it must destroy Hamas completely; it will tell itself that slowly chasing down Hamas's leaders is an acceptable compromise.
Nov 1 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Lol part two, the Brooklyn Karens were literally posting on Twitter how they had not left their apartments for X days...
1/ Back to flu jabs: In 1980, before the public health complex went nuts pushing vaccines for respiratory viruses, the US gave out 12.4MM jabs.
And had 19,000 flu deaths.
From 2016-2019 (before Covid), the US gave out about 160MM shots a year.
And averaged 35,000 flu deaths...
2/ This does NOT mean flu shots cause flu deaths; the US has aged since 1980, and age is a huge driver of flu risk (though not as much as Covid risk), and flu deaths move randomly year-to-year.
But if the shots worked AT ALL, you would expect SOME drop in deaths over time...
Sep 15 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
1/ It is crucial to keep saying this and not letting them rewrite history: mRNA fanatics promised the shots would end the epidemic.
That was the goal; their supposedly incredibly high rates of infection prevention was the reason they were superior to traditional vaccines...
It is not clear they work at all, much less better than inactivated virus vaccines, at stopping infection OR severe disease in the long run. But China's experience (even assuming 1-2 million Chinese died in the Omicron wave) suggests they don't...
Sep 9 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
1/ Upon further review I think the WaPo’s framing of the ruling may mark the beginning of a meaningful change in the way some smarter people on the left view the Biden Administration’s censorship efforts, a realization they really did go too far
2/ The story - and the people quoted - make an big distinction between the initial district court injunction against gov’t contact with social media companies, which was VERY broad, and the new, much narrower injunction the circuit court issued, which captures the worst conduct…
Sep 8 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Hello Fifth Circuit!
"The dispositive question is whether the Individual Plaintiffs’ censorship can also be traced to government-coerced enforcement of those policies. We agree with the district court that it can be."
"The Individual Plaintiffs adduced extensive evidence... that the government has engaged in a years-long pressure campaign designed to ensure that the censorship aligned with the government’s preferred viewpoints"
Sep 6 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
1/ @jordanbpeterson - fair question, but in fact we have very good data from both flu and Covid shots showing that "healthy vaccinee bias" makes the jabs seem to work much BETTER than they really do in observational data.
The reasons are slightly different for the two shots...
2/ The RIGHT thing to do would be to privatize the programs, acknowledge they have nothing to do with amateur athletics, and pay the (predominantly black) players openly - as other professional athletes are played.
But that cash windfall has to go somewhere...
Aug 22 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Wow. @aslavitt makes a stunning, novel claim in his motion to dismiss Berenson v Biden - as a Twitter USER, he has the right to censor content he doesn't like.
It's easy to see where this would go: hate a review of your store? Attack the reviewer, and claim Section 230 immunity.
No joke. From the mpotion:
Section 230 Provides Immunity for “any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider OR USER considers to be . . objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected.”
This is a good and fair question that I promise to answer at length on a Stack. But I will say the choice to settle was very complicated for all kinds of reasons - including the prospect of Elon's takeover, which meant that ultimately I would have been suing him if I'd continued.
I will also say (not to jump on the Stack) that when you are in the middle of negotiating over a complex and unique lawsuit, you have to guess at lots of things - including why the other side might WANT to settle at all...
Jun 1 • 29 tweets • 7 min read
#TwitterFiles@elonmusk 1/ URGENT: Twitter's own lawyers believed the company could not successfully defend its Covid vaccine censorship policies against my lawsuit over its 2021 ban of my account. 2/ Twitter was likely to lose Berenson v Twitter, my federal lawsuit against the company for banning me over my mRNA vaccine reporting, Twitter’s lawyers concluded after reviewing internal documents related to the ban.
May 11 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Everything wrong with looong Covid in one looong thread (how did @camidoma even have the energy to write it? It must have taken so many spoons!)
You want to know why the USA now spends $4 trillion a year on medical care, look no further. Imma share some highlights:
"I’m 30, generally healthy aside from episodic migraines with aura and depression, 4 times vaxxed, and I took Paxlovid..."
That's a G, $400 for the jabs plus $800 for the cold medicine. (She's 30 and skinny, zero risk.)
"Migraines with aura and depression" is your next clue...
May 10 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
1/ Funny story about opiates. Put it in the weird but true category!
China had a big ol' problem with opium in the 19th and early 20th centuriues. Our fault (okay, the Brits too), we shoved opium down their throats. Fought a war to make them import it. I know, not nice...
2/ But hey, the Chinese had all this tea and silver and silk, and it was ours for the taking if we just got them hooked on the shit.
Anyhoo, we pretty much ruined China, the whole ruling class was too high to function, dynastic collapse, civil war, famines, whatevs...
May 6 • 9 tweets • 5 min read
@kevinnbass Glad you asked. Here’s UK Office of National Statistics, deaths reported weekly, benchmarked to five-year averages:
ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulati…@kevinnbass Here’s Switzerland, which conveniently breaks deaths into over and under 65 - note the big post-boost winter spike in over 65s (link next tweet, you can download the actual numbers):
1/ I am furious over the raccoon dog paper. It is nonsense, as the people involved must know.
The idea raccoon dogs might be the source of Sars-Cov-2 is not new. China started looking at them THREE YEARS AGO.
Only one problem: outside labs, raccoon dogs don't carry Sars-Cov-2.
2/ Last year, German scientists tried to find Sars-Cov-2 in raccoon dogs. Sars-Cov-2 is endemic in Germany; practically every human has been infected, many more than once.
1/ In 2008, the @federalreserve began an unprecedented bailout of Wall Street and banks. The bailout was supposed to be temporary. Except that the Fed's balance sheet - basically money it has created to backstop banks - is now nine times - or $8 trillion -more than it was then...
2/ $8 trillion is an unfathomably large number - $23,000 for every man, woman, and child in the United States, four months of GDP. And whenever the Fed even tries to unwind it, to get the banks off the backstop, Wall Street goes berserk...
Mar 12 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
So the Fed found a semi-decent solution here; make the rest of the banking industry cover any depositor losses at the two (yes, now two) failed banks. The screamers said not backstopping all deposits would destroy confidence in all banks; this makes the industry pay for the fix…
This is also an inherent acknowledgment that the problems appear manageable (unlike 2008) - they are related to interest rates and can be easily calculated, unlike losses when the economy seizes and people stop paying back loans. The devil is in the details, of course…
Mar 2 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
1/ This article is stunning. When I saw @stanford’s incoming class was only 22% white, I wondered how the number could be that low.
Now I know. They squeezed out the Jews.
Let’s be honest: the unapologetic rise of American Jews after WW2 was a crucial factor in US dominance…
2/ In medicine, science, culture, politics, finance, journalism, academia, and law, (Reform) Jews were hugely overrepresented, for better or worse. Mostly better, I’d like to think. They helped fuel US dominance.
But now American Jews are caught in a trap of their own making…