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Do masks work at stopping an aerosol virus?

For perspective, read: "A city of masks: When the flu tore through San Francisco"

 

Then consider this:

 

Finally, consider this:

The CDC recommends the wearing of masks. “Your cloth face covering may protect you,” Fauci now says.

There's that little qualifier again, "may." It’s possible that cloth face coverings “may” be protective. But there’s no data to support a statement that they “will” protect you. Yet everyone seems to treat the two words as interchangeable because some government bureaucrat carefully crafted a true statement that is also meaningless.

The COVID-19 virus is in water droplets where mask-wearing may stop the virus from spreading for a while, at least until those water droplets caught in your mask evaporate into an aerosol, a few minutes at most.

These microscopic water particles with virus riders are to droplets as clouds are to rain. Droplets, which come from loud voices, coughs, and sneezes, rain out to the ground rapidly [six feet] and don’t participate in life after that.

Aerosols, on the other hand, escape around paper masks, through the valve on N-95 masks, and through the fabric of cloth masks to continue on as aerosol-clouds for extended distances before they slowly dissipate.

Masks will stop droplets, just like an umbrella will stop the rain. But expecting a mask to stop an aerosol is like asking a chain-link fence to stop mosquitoes. It's not happening.

Going deeper:

 A study on "Prednisone, Hydroxychloroquine Best Among COVID-19 Treatments," claims large Spanish study.

By Dr. Liji Thomas, MD
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.

"They found small effect sizes for most medications except for prednisone, a corticosteroid, and hydroxychloroquine, an anti-inflammatory drug."

* The California Air Resources Board notes that smoke particles are a lot bigger than COVID-19 virus aerosols.

 Additional:

Click here for an update with Dr. Zelenko: Directly from the source, what every household in the nation should have available in case of an COVID-19 infection instead of fake news. 

 

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Marxist Democrats are Convinced That This is Their Moment

by David Blackmon

Human Rights Watch: "Colombia: Armed Groups’ Brutal Covid-19 Measures
Killings, Threats, and Social Control" 

They’re coming for our churches… – As we have repeatedly pointed out, Marxist movements are always anti-Christian and anti-Jewish endeavors.  The current Marxist movement being mounted in America today by the Soros-funded Antifa/Black Lives Matter/Democrat Party alliance is also allied with Islam, which only makes it even more focused on its fervor to destroy other major religious symbols and institutions.

Christians in China ordered to renounce faith, worship communist government to receive welfare payments

 

Last weekend, this anti-religious fervor resulted in the highly-suspicious burning of three Christian churches across the country. That campaign has continued this week with the desecration of Catholic symbols in various cities in the U.S. and Canada.

A report from the Daily Caller:

A Catholic church in New Haven, Connecticut, has reported vandalism as attacks on churches continue throughout the U.S.

Pastor John Paul Walker of St. Mary’s Parish, which consists of both St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church,announced in a Thursday Facebook post that St. Joseph’s Church was vandalized sometime between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday.

The Archdiocese of Hartford also shared a Facebook post confirming that a person or group of persons had painted anarchist and satanic symbols on the doors of St. Joseph Church in New Haven." [RELATED: Statue Of Jesus Vandalized At Catholic Church In Canada]

“This follows an apparent trend of desecrating Catholic spaces throughout the nation, as evidenced by incidents in Chattanooga, Queens, Boston, Sacramento, and Ocala,” the pastor wrote on Facebook. “The underlying motive of these sacrilegious attacks is clear: to intimidate and instill fear in the hearts of those who worship Christ.”

The efforts by Democrat governors like Gavin Newsom, Phil Murphy and Gretchen Whitmer to continue their illegal discrimination against religious freedom only encourages this kind of activity by marginalizing Christians and Jews, just as Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong did during the 20th century. The timid response by leaders of those faiths seen thus far only encourages the thugs to double down.

At some point, America’s Christians and Jews will either have to engage in massive civil disobedience or this highly organized and coordinated campaign to marginalize them will only continue to grow.

Sadly, thanks to the constant peddling of panic porn by the corrupt news media, more and more Republican governors and Mayors are helping them along. Whether they do so knowingly or unwittingly doesn’t matter: Every new lockdown order, every new shutting down of specific classes of businesses, every new limitation on the number of people who can attend church or Synagogue on the Sabbath, every new ordered destruction of thousands of jobs pushes our nation closer and closer to the critical mass needed to elect a new wave of Marxist Democrat true believers with the same mindset of AOC and Ilhan Omar into office.

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An American's Odyssey in Soviet Russia: Will We Heed His Warning?

 

By Eileen F. Toplansky

After I wrote the article titled "The Soviet Plan for 'Ideological Subversion' Describes Our Current Turmoil," Charles Cole, author of In Russian Wonderland: An American's Odyssey in Soviet Russia, contacted me.  His memoir recounts his time in 1972 as a Russian-speaking American "guide" in various Soviet cities where the "Research and Development in the USA" exhibit was on display. 

He chronicles the lives of average Soviet citizens at that period and describes how people lived under the tyranny of an omnipotent government.  He is exhorting Americans to perceive the lessons of the failed communist experience.  Like others who have reviewed the book, I was struck by the following anecdote, where an elderly man gave Cole a bag of ten freshly picked apples.  At the bottom of the bag, Cole found a piece of paper folded into a tiny cube. It read,  "We have a totalitarian regime. If we had a democratic republic, we would have progressed further and achieved more.  Nowadays the psychiatric hospitals are filled with dissidents[.]  You should take pride in having such a democratic country and not be overly tolerant in the face of those who have been blinded and deceived by propaganda."

Also illuminating is the story that Cole recounts of when he and his fellow guides went to dinner.  They were approached by English-speaking black men from Africa.  Cole asked if their country sent a lot of exchange students to Moscow.

'Oh, yes,' replied one, 'we send all of them here to the Soviet Union.' He explained why: 'We used to send quite a few of our students to Princeton, Columbia, and Berkeley, but they all came back Marxists. Now we send them here, and after three or four years in the USSR, they all return dedicated anti-communists.'

It's a lesson that American parents still haven't learned. They send their kids to Princeton, Columbia, Berkeley, and other universities, and they come back as radical leftists, and, yes, some of them flat-out Marxists.Cole writes that "this was quite an indictment of America's higher-education system."  Yet Howard Zinn's  A People's History of the United States and materials from "The 1619 Project" continue to be a lethal combination that brainwashes American students.

In light of the recent destruction of statues and renaming of signs, this recollection is also striking.

We came upon an old man who recounted an interesting irony about the street we were on.  In 1972 this street was called 'Lenin Street.'  He said that during the Nazi occupation of the 1940s, it had been called 'Adolf Hitler Street.  'The man noted wryly that during the Latvian independence before Soviet occupation and before the Germans renamed it, the  street had been called 'Freedom Street.'  That a street named in honor of freedom would later bear the names of Hitler and Lenin was indeed a bitter irony.

To see streets littered with Black Lives Matter (BLM) signs is a grievous irony.  There is a straight line between Marxism and BLM.  Social justice "achievements" require the most repressive of societies — e.g., Stalin's forced starvation of seven to eight million Ukrainians, known as the Holodomor or "genocide by starvation."

Most disturbing for Cole was what occurred in Leningrad, when a young Soviet man began refuting the standard Marxist-Leninist propaganda.  He refused to stop speaking when, suddenly, KGB goons surrounded him and threw him into a black van.  He writes, "It was quite a sight.  And yet, when young, still somewhat naive Americans see before their eyes someone of their own generation summarily seized by plainclothes secret police goons ... for simply speaking his mind, it is difficult to fully comprehend it." 

More than likely, this young man was sent to a psychiatric hospital and administered "appropriate medications" or expelled from his job, making him unemployable.  Thus, deemed "a parasite, [and] having violated a Soviet law requiring every citizen to have a job he was inevitably arrested and deported to a Soviet 'correctional' labor camp."  In fact, the left in America continues to deem those who disagree with its heinous ideas mentally unfit.

More recently, Cole explains that "every manner of diversity is extolled at universities except arguably the most important form of diversity which once characterized higher education in America: intellectual diversity.  It has been ongoing for several decades and has severely damaged our country."  He emphasizes that "there is no substitute for teaching history.  Unfortunately, this subject has been mutilated as few others."  In addition, Cole recommends the following movies: The Rise and Fall of the Berlin WallStasi: East Germany's Secret Police, and the documentary titled The Soviet Story as well as The Lives of Others and Barbara.

If America tilts toward socialism, communism, Marxist-Leninist doctrine, or left-wing progressivism as the  Democrat Party now eagerly promotes, there will be no happy ending.  The nuclear family will continue to be dismantled; rights will be destroyed, and the American dream will fade into the historical dustbin.  As documented by Cole, a Soviet guard stated, "We don't need you to work.  We need you to suffer."  That is the ultimate aim of the above isms — different names for the same brutal and soul-destroying system. 

Abraham H. Miller recounts that knowledgeable "Russians would say that communism is the longest road from capitalism back to capitalism" and that any revolution that would invite communism to our shores is a revolution filled with violence, deceit, and ultimate obliteration of civil liberties.  As Cole explains, trust is a rare commodity under socialism or communism  because "promises are made to lure the people ... and in every instance [emphasis mine], such promises are discarded and eventually forgotten as the new regime proceeds with the implementation of its real agenda, most often the accumulation and imposition of power and its use to strengthen the regime and eliminate all enemies, real or perceived.  The individual is replaced by the collective."

Charles Cole asserts that the House of Representatives "can truly be deemed an out-of-control cabal of lunatics" and that "if Democrats retain the House, reduce the Republican majority in the Senate, and capture the White House in November that will be the beginning of the end of our republic as founded."  Thus, "if the radical Democrat Party is successful in watering down the Constitution, or jettisoning it altogether, Americans will enjoy no more rights than did Soviet citizens." 

People will find that they might have full health coverage but there will be very limited actual health care.  Taxes will skyrocket, what pockets of resistance to leftwing brainwashing [that] still remain in the educational system will vanish, conservative media outlets will be hounded from the public square, and all this will be rigidly enforced by a federal police establishment much the way the Cuban hired guns exercise control of the people in Venezuela.

 This is truly an existential moment, and patriotic Americans should  not fall for the lie that is socialism and communism.  America is diametrically opposed to all this.  We believe in individual liberty and true self-determination, not a coercive state that runs our lives.

Mr. Cole's succinct but powerful memoir is but one in a long record of warnings about the devious, tyrannical, and murderous ways of socialism.  Because the goal of socialism is always communism, we must, with hearty voices, reject it in every possible manner.  We have been warned far too many times.  This is truly a seminal moment in our country's history, and Mr. Cole's work is well worth reading. 

Will we heed his warning, or will we lose America?

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MARIETTA — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., doubled down Monday on criticism of the Black Lives Matter protest movement, calling it a political organization promoting “violence and anti-Semitism” as she seeks to win her seat in a crowded Nov. 3 special election.

Loeffler, a Buckhead businesswoman, has sought to bat back criticism over her opposition to the Women’s National Basketball Association’s recent decision to adopt Black Lives Matter-related phrases on their uniforms. She has urged the league to scrap the plan.

“They are built on a Marxist foundation and the most socialist principles,” Loeffler, who co-owns the Atlanta Dream WNBA team, said of Black Lives Matter at Cobb County’s Republican headquarters Monday.

Loeffler emphasized a distinction between the movement as a political organization with fundraising abilities versus its statements on racial equality and police reform, which she said she supports.

I hope someday soon, Sen. Loeffler will share with us the data she has that backs up her claim this nation is systemicly racist. 

 

 Thank you Lydia Hallmark