The take-home from Tuesday’s debate
is not that it was full of hate
but the fear Joe displayed
he was more than dismayed
that Spygate would seal his own fate.
The take-home from Tuesday’s debate
is not that it was full of hate
but the fear Joe displayed
he was more than dismayed
that Spygate would seal his own fate.
The SARS-Coronavirus appeared first in China in 2002. It spread rapidly, but before NIH could develop a vaccine it disappeared. What they found instead was that chloroquine (same as hydroxychloroquine, but with more side-effects) was an effective anti-virus fighter, so effective that it could completely abolish the SARS-Covid infection. This was in 2005
Fast forward to 2020. This time they were not going to let the cure get established before the vaccine. Hydroxychloroquine + Zinc + Zitromax is an effective cure if taken as soon as symptoms occur. HCQ by itself is a good prophylactic, completely safe for nearly everybody (even for pregnant women and nursing mothers), and has been approved for Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis for scores of years without problem. These people take HCQ as long as they have symptoms.
How many lives would have been saved if the HCQ treatment had been approved, say in April, one month after president Trump advocated it?
There are many nations that implement HCQ treatment as soon as symptoms occur, and they have a much lower deathrate. Check this chart!
Vaccine may not be as effective as first thought. The china corona virus has mutated into at least11 strains and continues to mutate, so a universal vaccine cannot be developed, but like the flu, every year will have a new regional strain to combat.
The solution is to implement a hydroxychloroquine + Zinc + Zitromax regimen, both as a prophylactic and as a therapy as soon as symptoms occur.
According to the Ford study treatment with hydroxychloroquine cut the death rate significantly in sick patients hospitalized with COVID-19 – and without heart-related side-effects, the new study published by Henry Ford Health System. The death rate was cut in half for patients treated with HCQ. It is even more dramatic if HCQ is administered as soon as symptoms occur, over 40 international studies have shown an up to 80+% reduction in death rates. For some reason FDA and CDC do not acknowledge international studies. They rather let people die than accept a drug that has been approved for 64 years, and given freely to people with Lupus. It is so safe it is even given to pregnant women and nursing mothers.
How many extra deaths are we talking about? HCQ is already administered in the U.S.under the right to try law by about 16% of all cases. If it had been recommended and approved in April for emergency use, one month after President Trump recommended it based on excellent results in french studies, about half the deaths from then on could have been avoided. It adds up, about 1.5% of all cases since April 15, or about 90,000 deaths could have been avoided, and moving forward about 600 deaths a day. This is in my opinion a low estimate.
Another significant moment in the hydroxychloroquine debate came on July 23 in the form of an opinion piece. Harvey A. Risch, MD, PhD, a professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health with many years of healthcare experience, wrote in favor of the medication, calling it “highly effective” and describing physicians who use it “in the face of widespread skepticism” as heroes.
In his opinion piece, Risch listed several studies that have pointed to the benefits of treating COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine. He also wrote about how the medication has been politicized and said it “has not been used properly in many studies.”
“In the future, I believe this misbegotten episode regarding hydroxychloroquine will be studied by sociologists of medicine as a classic example of how extra-scientific factors overrode clear-cut medical evidence,” he concluded. “But for now, reality demands a clear, scientific eye on the evidence and where it points. For the sake of high-risk patients, for the sake of our parents and grandparents, for the sake of the unemployed, for our economy and for our polity, especially those disproportionally affected, we must start treating immediately.”
His assessment of lives saved with HCQ ++ was 70,000 lives would have been saved as of Aug 1 if HCQ had been used as early as possible. He is the medical doctor, I have been using public data drawn from a population of 2 billion people, and we reached a very similar conclusion.
Do it! The fact that President Trump did advocate it as early as March should not be a hindrance to save 600 lives a day!
Nothing could be further from the truth. It is true, they didn’t use to vote. But in the 2000 election they started voting, and they voted pro life. They were always law abiding, and were allowed to keep their one room school houses with 8 year education, were allowed to have their own pooled medical services, and maintained their religious exemption from military service and social security. Do they really shun electricity? The picture below shows a recently built Amish homestead with the telltale clothesline, but also a small wind turbine and four solar panels to provide
electricity. Contrary to popular opinion the Amish do not shun electricity, they just want to be left unconnected to the “English”, in other words, live off the grid. Their desire to be independent force them to be resourceful and innovative, since they also follow the law of the land whenever possible. So it was, when the farms were mandated to refrigerate the milk before pickup they installed electric coolers. The electricity was generated by diesel generators, so bingo, they could get electricity for their workshops as well, and turn from primitive hand work to fully modern wood workshops, I know, they provided a first class kitchen for our home in Intercourse. They had a problem, federal law mandated headlights on their buggies to be street legal. The propane lights with gas stockings burned well, but were too fragile to last the bumpy buggy rides so they installed car headlights running on car batteries. They had to be charged often, and it became quite expensive, so the Amish in 2003 made the first commercially available LED headlights for their buggies, thereby extending battery life more than ten–fold for a marine deep-charge lead-acid battery, from six hours to 100 hours.
Even at 120 dollars a piece it made economic sense. How do you charge batteries? This is where the solar panels come in, they are used to charge the batteries. When the sun doesn’t shine the wind may blow, a reasonable backup. Now they have 12 volt electric power. The next step was to wire the house and install 12 V LED lights and provide 12 volt DC or 24 volt AC outlets for small appliances. The lights are great, but many appliances are still run the hard way, diesel engines providing compressed air, which run their wells with jet-pumps and in their hand mixers they take out the motor and replace with a compressed air motor. The LED lights beat kerosene lamps any day for efficiency, and even a compressed air driven refrigerator is much more efficient than a kerosene refrigerator.
So if the grid goes down for an extended period of time, who is better off? The Amish are far ahead of us in preparation for catastrophes.
And the Amish do get together and fellowship for any reason, but mostly for their Sunday services, which are held in the upper room of their workshops, or in the kitchen for the women and the basement for the men. The horse-drawn pew-mobile is in the picture above, to the right. This is a tell-tale sign who hosts the service next time.
Hybrid reactors reduce the impact of the nuclear fuel cycle on the environment. The concept combines conventional fission processes and fusion reactor principles, comprising a fusion reactor core in combination with a subcritical fission reactor. The results of the fusion reaction, which would normally be absorbed by the cooling system of the reactor, would feed into the fission section, and sustain the fission process. Thorium in a molten salt blanket will enable breeding of uranium-233.
Some of the expected advantages include:
The hybrid fission-fusion reactor is seen as a near-term commercial application of fusion pending further research on pure fusion power systems.
This is very interesting, and I will follow up when I get more information.
He was made in U.S.A.,
born in Kenya, what the hey.
this was all he had to say
He did hate the Green Beret.
Blamed Republicans each day,
They should shut up and obey.
Sign Iranian give-away
for he loathed the Green Beret.
He used blackmail every day
forcing Congress to obey.
make them do all he did say.
He despised the Green Beret.
ISIS did grow every day
everything he did and say.
Gave the Army no leeway.
Did not use the Green Beret.
He said ISIL all the day,
he did Israel betray.
The Levant is the whole bay
Useless was the Green Beret.
People still did hope and pray
for a while we went astray
Now he’s gone we did repay
and restore the Green Beret.
With new leadership in play
ISIS has been blown away.
Battle won, now come what may,
we still need the Green Beret.
For the vict’ry not yet won
and the fight has just begun.
We must choose November three
to preserve the Green Beret.
Thorium based Nuclear Power does not produce much Plutonium-239, which is the preferred material used in nuclear bombs. The higher Plutonium isotopes and other TRansUraniums are about as nasty as they get, need expensive protection against terror attacks, and need to be stored for a very long time.
One anecdote from my youth. The time had come to apply to University, and to my delight I was accepted to Chalmers’ University in Sweden as a Technical Physics major. I felt, maybe I can do my part by becoming a Nuclear Engineer and help solve the energy needs of the future. The Swedes at that time championed the heavy water – natural Uranium program together with the Canadians. Sweden is a non-aligned country, so it was not privy to any atomic secrets, it had to go it alone. They settled on the heavy water moderated natural Uranium process because Sweden had an ambition to produce its own nuclear bomb. Officially this was never talked about, and I was not aware of it at that time. They could have gone with Thorium instead, but a Thorium based nuclear reactor produces very little Plutonium, and what it produces is nearly all Pplutonium-238, not fissile and as such not suitable for bomb making.
I was excited to learn about all the possibilities and signed up for a couple of nuclear classes. One lab was to design a safety circuit, then run the heavy water research reactor critical and hopefully watch the reactor shut down from the safety circuit before the system safety circuit shutdown. About that time the word came that U.S. will sell partially enriched uranium at bargain basement prices if Sweden agreed to abandon the heavy water project and sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, a treaty being formulated by U.N.
Sweden was in awe about U.N, all the problems of the world were to be solved through it, and it had such a capable General Secretary in Dag Hammarskjöld, a Swede. I looked at the light water, partially enriched Uranium nuclear power plants being developed and decided to have no part with it, not due to safety concerns but it was the design that produced the most nuclear waste of any of the available designs. At that time there was still optimism that fusion would be ready by about the year 2010 or so. The cost of maintaining spent fuel in perpetuity was never considered, so light water reactors became the low cost solution.
India on the other hand refused to join the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, kept their heavy water program going and had by 1974 produced enough plutonium for one nuclear bomb, which they promptly detonated. They still use heavy water moderated reactors, but since India is low on Uranium but rich in Thorium they have now converted one heavy water reactor to Thorium with a Plutonium glow plug. It went on-line in 2011.
They are also developing molten salt Thorium reactors, but full production is still a few years off.
There we have it. We could have gone with Thorium from the beginning, but the cold war was on, and the civilian peaceful use of nuclear energy was still all paid for by nuclear weapons research and development. Once all the bombs we could ever wish for were developed the greatest asset of nuclear power became its greatest liability.
The nuclear waste meant for Yucca
would destine Nevada the sucka
But with Thorium we rid
us of waste that is hid
No need for that waste to be trucka!
Radioactive waste from an LFTR (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) decays down to background radiation in 300 years instead of a million years for U-235 based reactors. Initially LFTRs produce as much radioactivity as an U-235 based nuclear reactor, since fission converts mass to heat, but the decay products have a much shorter half-life. See the figure below.
Where is the storage for spent nuclear fuel and other nuclear waste now? Look at the map, it is scary.
And these are just the U.S. installations!
Many years ago I studied Engineering at Chalmers’ University in Sweden and I thought I would become a nuclear engineer. Sweden had at that time a peaceful heavy water based nuclear power program together with Canada and India. The advantage with heavy water as moderator is that it can use natural, un-enriched Uranium. One of the end products is of course Plutonium 239, the preferred material to make nuclear bombs, but it could also use Thorium, and the end product is then mostly Plutonium 238, used in space exploration, and we were dreaming big. One of the advantages of Thorium as fuel is that it produces about 0,01% of trans-Uranium waste compared to Uranium as fuel. About that time the U.S. proposed we should abandon the heavy water program and switch to light water enriched Uranium based nuclear power. They would sell the enriched Uranium, and reprocess the spent fuel at cost. They also had the ideal final resting place for the radioactive waste products in Nevada. This was an offer the Swedish government could not refuse, at the height of the cold war. This was in the 1960’s! India on the other hand did refuse, and they eventually got the nuclear bomb. Since that meant Sweden was never going to use Thorium as nuclear fuel, and I could not figure out how to get rid of all the radioactive waste products, I switched my attention back to control engineering.
What did President Trump mean with innovative approaches?
Is this where Thorium comes in!?
Old Lenin stands tall in Seattle.
He is the main source of the battle.
Meanwhile statues come down
of great men of renown.
Bewildered we look, like dumb cattle.
Over the past few weeks, scores of statues of our founding fathers and Generals, Cristóbal Colón, Junípero Serra , and even the Pioneer and the Pioneer Mother have been toppled by rioters. They will not stop until all historic memorials are demolished, like what happened in the onset of theFrench Revolution, the Russian Revolution or the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
The death toll from the French Revolution was about 40,000, from the Russian Revolution 7 to 12 million, and from the Cultural Revolution up to 20 million, followed by the Great Leap Forward, which heralded in the Great Famine, killing another 30 Million.
These are serious times.
Since Nancy Pelosi again became speaker
she worked all the time to make our country weaker
Protect the deep State!
Impeach and spew hate!
As always the Democrats future looks bleaker.
When Nancy Pelosi becme speaker of the house the first time in 2007 I penned
Ode to Nancy Pelosi, Limerick style.
Since Nancy Pelosi took over the gavel
Was our economy quick to unravel.
She is more than bad,
The worst that we had.
We finally stopped contemplating our navel.
Since Nancy Pelosi took over as speaker
Our job situation has gotten much weaker
All jobs that are lost
Since she got the post
And as for advise, shame to all who still seek her.
For Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader
The Chinese exploiters a life-line did feed her
Our debt load increased
Four trillions at least
We all must this fall go and vote to unseat her
For Nancy Pelosi, known Tea Party hater
Gets scared when the grandmothers start to berate her
It does go to show
That she doesn’t know
The Tea Party is a great hate dissipater.
Then in the 2010 election she lost the majority, which led to this verse
Oh, Nancy Pelosi, she fondly remembers,
she only lost sixty-three Democrat members.
And it doesn’t compute,
as a leader astute?
Her party is burning, it’s ashes and embers!
But in 2018, at the age of 78, the Democrats again gained control of the House of Representatives and reelected Nancy Pelosi as speaker, which led to this verse, being much the same as the top verse of this ode.
When Nancy Pelosi again became speaker,
the ravage of time showed it made her much weaker
and how nervous she looked
for her goose is soon cooked.
The Democrats future is looking much bleaker.
How do Red States take care of their most vulnerable population as opposed to Blue States. There are two outstanding states, Red State Alaska and Blu state Hawaii, both with zero deaths from COVID-19 in their Long Term Care homes.
After that we can see that the difference in deaths as a percentage of all deaths in their state is not that great, except that all states where over 80% of all Corona virus deaths in nursing homes and other LTC facilities are all Blue States.
The New York statistics are misleading, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order forcing nursing homes to take in COVID patients, and when they were to ill they were taken to hospitals, died and were not counted as LTC patients any more. New Jersey more or less copied the New York order. Pennsylvania did likewise, but the health secretary Rachel Levine ralized what was happening and took her own mother out of her nursing home. Michigan had a special problem, too many COVID patients in greater Detroit nursing homes, but extra capacity in Northern Michigan, so she transferred Covid patients up north to even out the COVID load. These were all deeds of Democrat Governors.
Here is the table, per state. Three states have not reported yet.
………………………………….per as per as
……………….Trump 10,000 percentage Clinton 10,000 percent
State Plurality LTC of all deaths State Plurality LTC of deaths
Wyoming 47.6% 12 28.6% D. C. 88.7% xx 34.3%
West Virginia 42.2% 38 56.6% Hawaii 32.2% 0 0%
Oklahoma 36.4% 72 53.8% California 28.8% 88 43.5%
North Dakota 36.3% 46 77% Vermont 28.5% 52 50%
Idaho 31.6% 42 57.1% Massachusetts 27.3% 796 62.2%
Kentucky 29.8% 80 57.4% Maryland 25.2% 326 54.7%
South Dakota 29.8% xx xx New York 21.3% 265 13.8%
Alabama 28.3% 82 44.4% Washington 16.2% 103 61.1%
Arkansas 26.6% 19 35.9% Illinois 16.0% 309 52.1%
Nebraska 26.3% 39 48.4% Rhode Island 15.6% 515 81.8%
Tennessee 26.2% 32 39.7% Connecticut 13.3% 808 48.2%
Kansas 21.0% 36 51.2% New Jersey 13.2% 866 42.2%
Montana 20.0% 7 35.3% Delaware 11.5% 407 62.8%
Louisiana 19.7% 385 39.9% Oregon 10.6% 28 57%
Indiana 19.3% 178 47.8% New Mexico 8.3% 168 45%
Missouri 19’1% xx xx Virginia 4.9% 176 56.4%
Mississippi 18.6% 198 50.6% Colorado 2.8% 210 49.4%
Utah 18.1% 42 42.5% Nevada 2.4% 107 26.1%
Alaska 15.2% 0 o% Maine 1.8% 29 54.7%
South Carolina 14.1% 83 43.9% Minnesota 1.5% 109 81.4%
Iowa 9,6% 107 48.4% New Hampshire 0.4% 180 81.9%
Texas 9.2% 66 45.8%
Ohio 8.6% 144 70.5%
Georgia 5.7% 176 48.8%
Arizona 4.1% 145 55.3%
North Carolina 3.8% 76 47.8%
Florida 1.3% 84 49.3%
Pennsylvania 1.2% 305 67.4%
Wisconsin 1.0% 47 41.7%
Michigan 0.3% xx xx