Surgeon General and WHO ‘mask’ position just comes out – lies, lies and more lies


They play us for fools….and this one takes me over the top. They insult our intelligence and are laughing at us.

We are wrapping rags around our mouths…rags that do nothing and are more likely to increase the risk of infection.

So Doctor Surgeon General, what happens when we put our rags around our mouth?

Follow the dates: First


Then they told us we should wear bandanas…. now we are to hunker down and make our own. How much more will Americans take of this total nonsense? Apparently plenty.

You want to talk about inept, we have gone from masks don’t work to everybody needs a mask in weeks. Thank you CDC, WHO, and Surgeon General. My confidence in you is off the Charts.

Meanwhile the world walks around not only with surgical masks but N95’s. Surgical masks protect OTHERS from you. You? Zip. N95’s protect YOU from others and others from you. Cloth masks don’t do squat except maybe make you sick. Tell me, which one would you chose?

If they protect doctors and nurses then why would they not protect citizens?

Tell me how is it we are not infecting ourselves putting on these rags?? Note how he touches all aspects of his material –



Now this past Monday WHO comes out with masks are bad. I swear they want to kill us. Guess Who is the head of WHO?



Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is NOT an actual medical doctor.

He’s not:  Tedros was elected as Director-General of the World Health Organization by the World Health Assembly on 23 May 2017,[becoming the first director-general who is not a medical doctor.[Wiki footnote #58].

Thanks go to David Drake for the info on Tedros.

Lots of luck with this.


World Health Organization: Monday April 6, 2020.

Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19

Global health officials still insist that medical masks should be reserved for health-care workers, even as an increasing number of governments recommend the general public wear them to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

“There is currently no evidence that wearing a mask, whether medical or other types, by healthy persons in the wider community setting, including universal community masking, can prevent them from infection with respiratory viruses, including Covid-19,” a report released late Monday by the World Health Organization said.

Nevertheless, countries around the world are advising people to wear masks. Asian governments recommend them in crowded places, while eastern European countries have mandated wearing them in public. The U.S. last week recommended Americans wear nonmedical cloth masks in public, whether they’re infected or not.



This document provides advice on the use of masks in communities, during home care, and in health care settings in areas that have reported cases of COVID-19. It is intended for individuals in the community, public health and infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, health care managers, health care workers (HCWs), and community health workers. This updated version includes a section on Advice to decision makers on the use of masks for healthy people in community settings.


As those jackass Docs of Trump at the daily briefing always start out.

“Looking at the granular data.” Well here is the so called granular data.

Okay, you want to get people back to work? Give them N-95’s.  That’s it folks…..the best of the swamp. I have had my say.

For more on masks see earlier posts:

Coronavirus – Time to stock up on N95 Respirator masks

Making best use of you N95 Respirators and other options


Federal Reserve CEO: People Should Get Tested Daily, Wear a Badge


The story has a familiar ring. Add to it that google is tracking every one everywhere and we would have to say the nightmare that we feared is well on its way. The fact that there is no hiding the intentions and that these people believe that they can say exactly their intentions tells us all we need to know. Good luck America.

( – Before people return to work, they should be tested daily and wear a badge to show they’ve been tested, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis CEO James Bullard suggested on Sunday.

During an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” host Margaret Brennan asked whether Bullard thinks the global economy will look the same on the other side of the pandemic and whether those jobs will actually exist for people to go back to.

“You know I have good news for you, Margaret, because we have a– there is a solution using available technology today to fix the economic part of this problem. The solution is universal testing. What you want is every single person to get tested every day, and then they would wear a badge like they would after they voted or something like that to show that they’ve been tested,” Bullard said.

“This would immediately sort out who’s been infected and who hasn’t been infected. That would help the health care sector, but it would also help the economy, because we could interact with each other with a lot of confidence,” he said.


What possibly could go wrong with this?


London (CNN Business)Google (GOOGL) is publicly releasing the data it’s already collecting about people’s movements during the coronavirus pandemic.

The company said it plans to publish a series of “Community Mobility Reports” to show the types of places people are visiting across 131 countries and regions. The first report was published on Friday.

Google said in a blog post it hopes tracking movement trends over time and by geography could help shape and inform governments’ and public health officials’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The reports, which contain data from two to three days earlier, intend to spot trends in how people are behaving and responding to social distancing. Broken down by country and then by region, the reports will show if people are headed to retail and grocery stores, pharmacies, parks, workplaces and more. It’ll also show how busy these places were before the pandemic.

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

Not counted? The death of hospitals


Oh what a tangled web. Meanwhile we watch the death of hospitals. Thousands of hospitals are essentially sitting empty with major layoffs. This as all non emergency tests and procedures are cancelled.

It was reported over the weekend that a major hospital system in NYC was losing 350 million dollars a month. One system on the front line of the pandemic.

What happens when the deaths are classified as Corona death? The reimbursement will be at the medicare reimbursement rate. This rate doesn’t even cover half the cost of treating these cases.

It was reported that the massive trillion dollar bill that passed only included a pittance for hospitals thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

One last step in going to full blown socialized medicine. Doctors are going under financially as well if self employed as the bread and butter cases go untreated.

A factoid that is going unnoticed. Hundreds of hospitals were shuttered thanks to Obamacare. Many hospitals already on the edge were forced under due to unbelievable regulations and reimbursement changes. 19 alone in NYC. Yet now New York screams for the federal government to take care of them.


Lots of luck as the swamp continues its feeding frenzy. If we had decent reporters they would be questioning what is happening to the hospitals and doctors across America. But of course its all about the Progressive Democrat States.


Palm Sunday – ‘Who is Jesus?’


We enter Holy Week.

Billy Graham narrates.


Wishing everyone a wonderful day with much peace.

Saturday’s Passel of Potpourri


Let’s see what mischief our fellow earthlings have gotten themselves into this week. It’s Saturday and time for a break and maybe a smile or two.

Animals and driving problems and general mayhem. A few may need a couple of clicks. Page down for politics and/or check out the top posts listed on the right side of the page.

Be sure and check for sound.











We will end with a visit to several of our fellow travelers.


That’s all folks. Have a wonderful day.

Bette Midler Salutes Housekeepers Around the Globe After Getting Familiar With Her Appliances


Broadway star Bette Midler thought it was a good idea to publicly salute housekeepers and express gratitude for her kitchen appliances — objects she claims she has gotten to know better as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the nation.

“I never knew my appliances as well as I’m starting to know them,” the left-wing activist said. “So grateful to #Kenmore and #Maytag. This is no joke. I salute housekeepers around the globe, doing your best to keep your families well, safe and alive.”

Maybe she should try out the toilet brush…..just saying….try expanding her horizons.



It was immediately unclear where Bette Midler, who has a net worth of roughly $230 million, is currently residing — whether New York City or Los Angeles — but both cities are under lockdown orders. Notably, she listed her lavish New York City penthouse for sale to the tune of $50 million in September 2019.

The vacuous Hollywood drones who offer little must suffer? Bet she isn’t out lugging home the grub.

The tip of the fedora goes to David Drakes Place

Dave’s header

Bette Midler receives grade of D-minus. Barely passes class on how to use garage door opener.

The swamp on full display.

What should be the role of the military in pandemics?


America’s Best and Brightest

by Mustang

I recently read a post at War on the Rocks authored by retired Lieutenant General David W. Barno, U. S. Army and Dr. Nora Bensahel.  In their article, they argue that at the end of the present “pandemic,” the American people will come to the realization that the Department of Defense didn’t save them from the virus.  They criticize the Defense Department for focusing too much on external threats to our security, and not enough on protecting Americans from this “deadly and life-changing threat.”  One can follow the link (above) to read the article and form their own conclusions.

I hate to be the one to say this, but our best and brightest are in reality mediocre and somewhat dim.

Here are my conclusions:

  1. The COVID-19 event is not unprecedented.  We may be “early” into the infection, but perhaps now is an appropriate time for some reality.  In 2019-2020, the seasonal influenza infected fifteen million people.  Of those, 650,000 died.  This statistic reflects a mortality rate of .0433 percent.  This is the annual average for deaths due to influenza.  So far in 2019-2020, there have been 683,000 cases of infection, of which 32,144 have died.  The mortality rate (so far) is .04706%.  This would certainly matter to someone who was infected with COVID-19 and “at risk,” but statistically, COVID-19 would seem less than unprecedented.
  2. Among “at risk” persons (world-wide), the chances of dying from COVID-19 in age groups 50-59 is 1.3%, 60-69 3.6%, 70-79 8%, and above the age of 80, 14.8%.  There are 7.8 billion people in the world.  Three million of these are 80 or more years of age.  Globally, 450,000 people in the highest “at risk” category could (not necessarily will) die from COVID-19.  Hardly the worst of our plagues.  One third of the entire population of Europe died from the black plague over a couple of hundred years.

I do agree with General Barno and Dr. Bensahel that the infection has had and will continue to have a deleterious impact on the US economy, but this is not the fault of the disease.  It is the fault of a government of reactionaries who have made things worse for the American people, not better.

But what floors me (and this may be the result of my lack of medical training) is that Barno and Bensahel argue that we ought to somehow prepare for nation-wide medical emergencies from unknown diseases.  We can do that, they argue, by “investing in ways to help prevent another public health emergency.”

Admittedly, I have a negative reaction to such phrases as “investing in ways …”.  What that means, as a practical matter, is increased taxes that Congress can waste at their leisure.  The authors emphasize, “At a minimum, that will involve expensive measures to revamp emergency pandemic preparedness and to stockpile costly but critical medical equipment, such as ventilators and mobile hospitals.  It will probably also include initiatives to provide free diagnostic testing and guaranteed paid sick leave during pandemics …”

So, my question for those who may be in the know, how is this accomplished?  What I recall from my days on active duty (decades ago) was that we stockpiled MOPP-4 suits so that we’d have them when or if we had to respond to NBC emergencies.

Note: MOPP stands for Mission Oriented Protective Posture, the numerical designation “4” represents total protection.  NBC means nuclear, biological, and chemical agents.  Well, so we suddenly needed our protective gear for operations in Iraq and pulled them out of depot storage.  What we found is that 80% of this high dollar equipment had dry rotted while in storage.  They weren’t worth a plug nickel.  Is this what we have in mind for critical ventilators and tentage for mobile hospitals?  Really?

Where does Barno and Bensahel suggest?  Why, shrinking the defense budget, of course.  I’m think that General Barno must be one of those Obama Era flag officers who learned early how to become a “yes man.”  When we run out of medical people, when there aren’t sufficient numbers of first responders to domestic emergencies, who do we turn to in order to save a panicked society from itself?

I’ll only point out that it is a United States Navy Ship sitting in New York Harbor at the present time taking care of New Yorkers because Governor Cuomo closed sixteen hospitals and cut Medicaid entitlements to his citizens and sanctuary city beneficiaries.

Now you know my opinions … what are yours?

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