In Honor of Sidney Kramer

Sidney Kramer, former Montgomery County Executive and a man I cannot honor enough — has passed on from watching over Montgomery County Maryland, after 96 years.

When you publish newspapers you get to know a lot of people and I published newspapers in the Washington Metropolitan area from 1980 to 2000, and early on in my career I got to know, befriend, love, admire, respect, trust and look-up to Sidney Kramer.

He was funny, smart, honest, hard working, and loved his family. Sid liked those ultra suede jackets — I remember because that was a favorite fabric of my mother also — she had pants suits made up from it.

Politically Sid and I could not have been more different but he never let my “Red” bent disturb our relationship and as a result, when he was County Executive and I was the Germantown Chamber president — we collaborated on a long list of major changes to the Germantown master plan that today are the key positive features of the community like the downtown area with the library, community center and shopping areas, and of course, Great Seneca Highway. Imagine Germantown without all that. I was there. I was in the meetings.

Sid made all that happen against opposition because he was straight shooter, he knew the up-county had been ignored and even though it was not fertile vote territory for him, he did the right thing, stood up for those people and put roads, schools and a community center that is now named after him, in the plan to serve those citizens.

I cried like a baby when I read he had died.

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Lindsey Graham Loses it.

I haven’t written a blog piece in a long time.

Life has been good to me.

Unfortunately while I was away, the world literally went to shit.

I won’t list all the horrible things that have occurred and/or are occurring, all over the world, you know the list, or you’ve been in a coma.

So, why you may ask, why, of all people, would Lindsey Graham bring me out of retirement? Why not a Donald Trump interview? or Ron DeSantis for that matter?

The answer is simple, I just can’t let this one go by.

I wrote pieces in the past supporting this SENATOR.

Today, on Twitter, unless he claims he was hacked, he called for somebody in Russia to kill Putin.

This isn’t just one man being a complete idiot. It’s much worse. Barbarism is winning. Putin’s attack in Ukraine is just an addition to a list of territories where Russian aggression occurred like the Crimea, Georgia, Chechnya, and before the U.S. was there –Afghanistan. I comprehend how bad that is.

But if U.S Senators call for the assassination of foreign heads of state, all bets are off — and usually — world war follows that panicky state of lawlessness.

Graham should resign. What a mess.

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Proof Covid was Created

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Dr. Tarbell is proof, not all scientists are idiots

“Global warming“ (due to CO2) is trivial in the grand scheme of Earth’s history. We are not coming out of the Little Ice Age anymore, but we are still coming out of the last glaciation. Just 3,000 years ago we could still walk to Nantucket and Buzzards Bay and the Chesapeake were pastures.

We are in a warm period of the Quaternary – the fourth ice age of the Earth, which began 2.58 million years ago – once the North Pole ice sheet formed. At first there were 41,000 year glaciation cycles, keyed to the tilt of the Earth’s axis. For the last million years, there have been approximately 100,000 year cycles (keyed to the elliptical (cold)/circular (warm) shape of the Earth’s orbit) that have 80,000 years of cold (e.g., ice 2 miles thick in Chicago) and 12-20,000 of warmth (like today). (Milankovitch cycles – ) By the calendar, we are at or well beyond the end of this warm period, the Holocene. However, at the end of most warm periods, all of Florida is underwater.  I don’t think we will see Florida disappear, unless glaciation is not triggered for a while or a couple major ice sheets in Antarctica or Greenland slide into the sea. Once movement starts, it takes but a year for a 3-10 or more meter rise of sea level. Think of Noah’s flood and its counterpart in other religions. It is real!

The last glaciation peaked about 20,000 years ago and warming began.  The start of glacial retreat on Alexander Island in Antarctica began 18,000 years ago. These dates should be the starting point for calculating the coming glaciation. Warming then accelerated 11,700 years ago, resulted in rapid melting of the remaining ice sheets of North America and Europe This is the official start of the Holocene,  but the glaciation left fitfully (start and stop), with full acceleration 8,000 years ago. Beware – the CO2 models don’t include these Milankovitch solar forcing mechanisms and most of the other important factors causing warming. Also be aware that the warming crowd have infiltrated the Wiki sites and modified the science to conform to their agenda. Since concerns switched from cooling to warming some 35 years ago, scientists who disagree with the CO2 folks have been forced out of the room, or not been invited back, or have left in disgust. I think the numbers of each are about equal, and many still left among the CO2 folks have no more scientific training in physics than a school child. The smarter, trained ones have left the room.

When there is no longer any ice at either pole, the ice age will be over and the Earth will have returned to normal. A good site to see these factors is: On the CCF sun page you can see how close we are to the next Little Ice Age. Latest Sun Status and Related Information

People often say – “Not my Problem” or “It won’t happen in my lifetime”. Don’t bet on it. The switchover, from glaciation to inter-glacial and back is 2 or 3 years once the Milankovitch physics are in place. But, it requires a trigger. And the trigger occurs very rarely, which is why there are sometimes a few thousand years variation in the start or stop of warm and cold phases.

The trigger to a cold episode is believed to be the simultaneous cold phases of El Niño, the North Atlantic Oscillation, and other ocean currents that bring ice and snow over the N hemisphere, which has most of the land.  This can be enhanced by the big planets being located behind the Earth, pulling us away from the Sun. This whiteness immediately increases the reflectivity of the Earth, quickly bringing on glaciation. There is nothing gradual about it. This was presented to me as Polar Region Co-Chair in a UN climate change workshop by paleo-geologists, who trashed the CO2 modelers – particularly because they could not use CO2 to simulate the 100,000 year cycles. They said that the normal melting of most ice and snow in Chicago is about the first couple weeks of March. Once the orbital and axial parameters are in place, and the ocean currents are in a cold phase, the first year sees the ice and snow go away about the middle of April. The Second year it takes until the end of May. The third year it doesn’t go away at all and grows over the next 80,000 years until it is 2 miles thick in Chicago. Right now, February 2021, all the planets our pulling us towards the sun, except that Mars is neutral.

In one year, we will all be on the same side of the Sun, pulling Earth away from the sun. However, this is a heavy gravitational tug on the sun and will churn its engine. I don’t know what the net effect is. It is probably important but I have never seen any numbers. If the tragedy in Texas happened in 2022, with all the planets pulling us away from the sun, it likely would have been worse.

Science is settled – the modelers are wrong. Most even ignore the sun – the true gorilla in the room – and the Milankovitch orbital mechanics. Conversely, the trigger to end glaciation is believed to be the ocean currents all in their warm phases at the same time – once the orbit has become circular (as today), and the Axis tilt and its wobble points the N Hemisphere toward the sun. Did anyone notice that La Niña (cold phase) started in December 2019?

And if you think CO2 at 0.00041 is more important than the sun and our orbital positions, as we Americans like to say, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you – – –

Dr. Ted Tarbell

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More on Covid, from the WHO

From The Spectator:

The World Health Organisation has backflipped on its original COVID-19 stance after calling for world leaders to stop locking down their countries and economies.

Dr. David Nabarro from the WHO appealed to world leaders yesterday, telling them to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method” of the coronavirus.

He also claimed that the only thing lockdowns achieved was poverty – with no mention of the potential lives saved.

“Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer,” he said.

Dr. David Nabarro from the WHO appealed to world leaders yesterday, telling them to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method”.

Dr. David Nabarro from the WHO appealed to world leaders yesterday, telling them to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method”.Source:Twitter

“We in the World Health Organisation do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” Dr Nabarro told The Spectator.

“The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganise, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.”

Dr Nabarro’s main criticism of lockdowns involved the global impact, explaining how poorer economies that had been indirectly affected.

“Just look at what’s happened to the tourism industry in the Caribbean, for example, or in the Pacific because people aren’t taking their holidays,” he said.

“Look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world. … Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition.”

Melbourne’s lockdown has been hailed as one of the strictest and longest in the world. In Spain’s lockdown in March, people weren’t allowed to leave the house unless it was to walk their pet. In China, authorities welded doors shut to stop people from leaving their homes. The WHO thinks these steps were largely unnecessary.

Instead, Dr Nabarro is advocating for a new approach to containing the virus.

“And so, we really do appeal to all world leaders: stop using lockdown as your primary control method. 

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Covid in Florida

Florida is fine, Covid deaths are so low virtually everything else is a bigger risk, and according to the CDC, even transmission is no longer an issue.

As usual, nobody knows this because the media lies, but here are the numbers, even in graph form.

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The police in Baltimore are not killing blacks, but “somebody else” is slaughtering them…

My blog offends Liberals.

They think I’m insensitive because I don’t understand the call to defund majority black police forces — in majority black urban centers — where a strong police presence is essential to civil order right now.

I think they are insensitive to the real plight these black communities face.

The numbers supporting my argument are so overwhelmingly in my favor that it saddens me to watch our nations national press corp, our sports figures, our news anchors, and our civic institutions simultaneously advance a dangerously false narrative, namely that the United States is a racist country, that blacks communities are in danger from the police — and that defunding and/or removing those majority black police forces will somehow — magically, help the country.

This is a lie, told to millions of Democratic voters by a party out of touch with the country, out of touch with reality, and out of touch with cause and effect.

Are you an honest person?

Can you face reality?

Read the article below from the Baltimore Sun carefully, read between the lines as well — it tells an amazing story; a story about a slaughter, a horrible, Valentine’s Day type massacre that was spread all over tiny Baltimore. But it’s not a showy or splashy article, this massacre/story was soft peddled. read the language yourself, you can almost hear the anguished reporter screaming as he typed “It’s not their fault, these murderous black men — who are on a killing rampage in their own communities, for YEARS now — are victims!!” He called it a “rough” weekend. As a liberal, I guess it was hard for him to watch people getting killed, slaughtered, in direct opposition to his narrative, and boy is that a burden for liberal reporters to carry, it’s rough on them.

Who is doing these murders in the large part? Don’t kid yourselves, the media refuses to identify them of course in any of these articles — even when they are caught– and that’s how — we the public, knows for sure, who they are really talking about, because a white killer, in any one of these situations, would be a national headline and story.

Shoot a badly drugged out, black man resisting arrest, as a black cop, and you’re a racist, ’cause for riot.

However, shoot 11 black people, including children, and it’s crickets from the media, from the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, from the press, from the city leaders and from virtually everyone I know, most of whom are running around like fools with masks on telling me how dangerous it is to go to work. The real problem is — and they’ll tell you this with a slogan on their shirt, a march appearance or a blog post , after sneering at me, is that unemployed, barely literate, criminal gangs of black men that control the turf in the inner cities are not the problem here in America, the police “hunting” them are.

It’s just sheer bullshit and it’s getting a lot of black citizens killed. I’m sorry NFL, NBA, and media, you’re lying to me and I know it, it’s getting black people killed and instead of patting yourself on the back for being so woke, you should be run from the airwaves and the sport stadiums and publicly shamed for this deception.


BALTIMORE SUN |SEP 13, 2020 AT 8:22 AM

As violence fluctuated this summer in Baltimore, the recent week in September left at least 45 people shot throughout the city — 11 of them dead since Sunday, according to Baltimore police data.

Baltimore police confirmed on Sunday that from Sept. 6 to Sept. 13, 34 people were injured in shootings and 11 others were killed. But the week had already started off rough, coming off of a violent Labor Day weekend after 12 people had been shot, two others being killed and one person who was fatally stabbed. The latest shooting occurred overnight, around 12:24 a.m. in 700 block of N. Montford Ave., where a 20-year-old was struck in the back.

On Friday, the hearts of local elected officials and community members of the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood were shattered following the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in their community just about 15 minutes before noon.

Mark Washington, executive director of the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello Community Corporation, said community is also “a part of the failure” that led to the murder of the boy in their community.

After the boy’s killing, Washington penned a letter to the police major in the district and other elected officials of the area, saying the community needs to do more to prevent these types of situations from continuing to plague areas looking to rebuild in Baltimore City.

“We as a community should be doing so much more to offset those types of actions,” Washington said. “While none of us directly pulled the trigger that took the life of the 14-year-old, we certainly are responsible for the conditions that allowed that to happen. Those lost lives cannot and must not be in vain.”

Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said the Northeast Baltimore neighborhood has been working hard to pull itself together, but when young people in the community die it makes addressing local problems throughout the city even more difficult.

“I don’t know who this young man is but he should be a part of a neighborhood. We should know about him,” Clarke said. “Our children and young people need to be known for who they are and their families and what a tragedy it is for those families when they die so young.”

The boy, who has not been identified by police, was shot and killed while in the 2600 block of Polk St. around 11:46 a.m. Friday. About a half-hour later, a 20-year-old man was injured in a shooting in the 300 block of Talbotts St.

Infants, teenagers and young children have now become recent victims of violence in the city. Clarke says the city needs to find solutions to deterring much of the ongoing violence.

In 2020 thus far, Baltimore has seen a total of 233 homicides, just shy of the 242 recorded in the same time frame last year.

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Thank you President Trump, for keeping your word…

I’ve voted for a lot of President’s and none of them kept there word, their actual campaign promises — specifically about reducing troop levels around the world and/or avoiding foreign entanglements and/or foreign wars.

They promised it, they just didn’t do it.

Until Donald J. Trump.

Essentially, they lied, and he doesn’t. Thank you President Trump for not lying to me.

From Fox News:

President Trump on Friday announced that Bahrain has agreed to normalize relations with Israel, another diplomatic win for the president coming after a similar agreement with the United Arab Emirates just last month.

“This is really something special, very, very special,” Trump said in the Oval Office, predicting that the region “will become more secure and prosperous” as a result of the diplomatic moves.

“The sand was loaded up with blood, and now you’ll see a lot of that sand will be loaded up with peace,” he said.

According to a formal statement issued by the three countries, they agreed to “the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

“This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security, and prosperity in the region,” the statement said.

The statement said that Israel had also affirmed that all Muslims may visit and pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, and Jerusalem’s other holy sites will remain open for peaceful worshippers of all faiths.

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How can you support Trump? “He’ smarter than me, that’s why!”

I feel this way about Trump. On many issues I felt sure of, he challenged my logic, and was right. Here’s a guy who scored above 140 (MENSA) and answered the question about Trump’s intelligence on Quora, as good or better than I could.

They changed IQ scoring sometime after I took the test, to make scores over 140 much rarer.

When I took the test for Mensa I scored at 152, and best I can tell he’s got a higher IQ than I do.

Here’s the thing, When an IQ differs from yours by more than 20 points, much of what the other person is doing, either direction, is unfathomable to you. It’s as if you are speaking different languages.

I see so much that candidate Trump did and that President Trump is doing that seems to be to be over the head of a lot of people viewing him. They also confuse the reports by his enemies with what he’s really done and said.

A high IQ doesn’t make you perfect, but he just expertly navigated a minefield like I’ve never seen done before. You have to understand that there really is a deep-state problem. Look no further than the change in average wealth between the time a typical person joins Congress and the time they leave, or the White House, or any other major political office. Hint, there’s virtually no correlation between their government salary and their sudden amassing of wealth over the few years they are in office.

If you sit back and read the tea leaves you’ll figure out you’re being lied to by extremely powerful people, people who have a vested interest in lying to you on all media outlets. All you have to do is notice the vast difference between their predictions of what’s about to happen and their low success rate at it actually happening to realize that the media makes up and sensationalizes stories for views. Yes, the same media that makes their living getting people to buy products they don’t need and to make reckless financial decisions because advertisers convince them to spend their money and time watching TV and buying soon-to-be-worthless junk, also knows how to convince a lot of people that someone is bad when they are really good.

Back away from your biases and ask yourself, would you want to be president if you had a billion dollars, a penthouse apartment overlooking central park and a supermodel wife?

Every assumption about his motives is vacuous at best. “Putin blackmailed him to run the most amazing upset in political history?” Give me a break.

What he did and is doing while single handedly battling every media outlet (believe me, Fox News was not his friend during the campaign) the active campaigning of a sitting president (unprecedented in the history of our democracy), the non-stop criticism of the Hollywood stars and professional comedians.

Who in power was on Donald Trump’s side this election season? The Koch brothers didn’t fund him. People in his own party worked against him as late as the last month of the campaign.

Saying his IQ is anything but extraordinary would be like watching a football player repeatedly score the winning touchdowns despite the efforts of half his own team and most of the referees on the field, and then say that player’s not much of an athlete.

The man is brilliant on levels I’ve never seen.

Let me clue you into his so-called craziness in tweets and other communication. Every “outrageous” statement has a very clear purpose. It is to get someone to look where the media don’t want them to look. Everytime someone looks they find out that they are being lied to. Most of the time people won’t look because the tweet will be about something they don’t care about and the surface analysis, “another crazy tweet,” will hold sway. But every now and then they’ll look deeper. With each deep look a few more people are converted from “Trump’s crazy” to, “The media and most of our leadership are lying, and Trump’s exposing it.” Every move over because a new part of the higher, permanent, un-moveable base.

President Trump’s strategy is incredibly patient, incredibly long term. He’s not trying to win over every person every day. He’s trying to build a loyal following one voter and one issue at a time. All of his strategies are ratchet strategies. If you followed the whole election season the phrase that kept coming out over and over again is

“He’s got this loyal base that is with him for the distance, no matter what.”

But no one bothered to look into why that was so, or why it was such a one-way move. Despite media outcries to the contrary there are almost no, former Trump supporters. This was a very carefully planned strategy, not to go for a broad win by saying it’s easy to accept things, but to go for permanent loyalty by exposing what’s really happening to the country one complex issue at a time.

When I first started watching the debates I thought he was wrong on almost every issue, but issue after issue the more I looked the more sense he made.

The destruction of the middle class has been attributed to tax breaks, but this makes no sense. The middle class doesn’t survive based on government handouts. The middle class thrives based on good jobs. The lie being told is that those jobs are all being lost to automation. This lie is easily exposed because if it was true, we in America should be the kings of automation and should be leading the world in exports, rather than jobs being lost and companies moving operations overseas.

Undisciplined immigration and trade policies were the largest eroding force to the health and upward mobility of the middle class. Every cheap laborer adding to the US consumer market (whether through lax immigration or lax trade) lowered the bargaining power of the US middle class and, by extension, diminished the median US income dramatically. This was something that no other politician saw going in. I didn’t see it. It’s not easy to see because we get swept away by semantic arguments. But the math is clear.

President Trump is definitely the brightest president I’ve seen in my lifetime. If you’re fooled by his simple-speak, his, “The best words” you’ve never run a company or sold a product. Simple speak is command speech. Simple speak gives clarity where big words only confuse people. The majority of big words exist to equivocate, hedge your bets. That’s not how a commander gets reliable action because it has people afraid to act out of fear that they got the commander’s will wrong. President Trump is way, way above 150 by the standards that were in play for testing when I took the test in 1988. So even given adjustments both for the Flynn effect and the way IQ switched to a statistical rather than age-ratio scoring standard, he’s still above 140 today.

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Here in Alachua Florida, the Left’s lies continue to crumble…

by Daniel Horowitz

From day one, the media has been sowing panic by comparing the coronavirus to the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, when an estimated 675,000 Americans died, the equivalent of over 2.2 million in today’s population. Moreover, the median age of those who died was 28, which means that the cumulative years of life lost were enormous. Contrast that to this virus: The median age of death in most places is either at or above life expectancy. The latest example is out of Florida, where, according to one reporter, the median age of death for the batch of reported coronavirus deaths on September 2 was 93.

Jennifer Cabrera, who writes at the Alachua Chronicle and has been posting daily updates on Florida’s death numbers, reported an astounding finding: Out of the 149 reported deaths in Florida on Wednesday, the median age was 93. That means that half of the people who allegedly died of COVID-19 according that day’s report were older than 93. She further notes that 64% of the deaths were over age 85, still over life expectancy for both sexes.

Data points like this provide a completely different context for the severity of this virus than the panic pornography we see in the media and what was sold to us as the original justification for such dramatically destructive shutdown measures. Furthermore, they raise serious questions about the accuracy of reported causes of death, particularly in such an old population.

Hundreds of thousands of young people will likely die early from economic despair, suicide, and substance abuse as a result of our response to a virus that kills in significant numbers those above the age of life expectancy. The panic, social isolation, and destruction of life and liberty have induced a crisis of suicide and clinical depression, most evident among young people who are least likely to die from the virus. This is especially absurd given that there is zero evidence to date showing any correlation between lockdown policies and better outcomes or lives saved from coronavirus.

Aside from the J.P. Morgan analysis that showed absolutely no statistical correlation, analytics agency TrendMacro used extremely detailed anonymized cellphone monitoring knowledge supplied by Google to show zero correlation between states with low social mobility scores and better coronavirus outcomes. In a detailed op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, the CIO of TrendMacro, Donald Luskin, shows that the depth and severity of lockdowns and the timing of reopening played no role in stopping the spread, as we have also observed from many states and countries throughout the world.

Aside from the context the median age of COVID-19 death provides, moreover, it raises questions about the accuracy of the count, because while many elderly people in nursing homes clearly did die from the virus, it’s also likely that many of them died of old age or other ailments. Now that we know that there are so many false positives, that so many are asymptomatic, and that as many as 90% of those who test positive do not have clinically meaningful loads of the virus, it calls into question even more the policy of automatically recording anyone who died after having tested positive as a COVID-19 death. This is especially true given that so many of those who died were in their 80s and 90s. Remember, while this coronavirus is dangerous to advanced seniors, there is a 22% chance that any male over the age of 93 (for females, it’s 18%) will not live out the year at all, without considering coronavirus. Given the false positives and asymptomatic cases, it’s likely that many of these people who merely tested positive and died thereafter, as opposed to those closer to 60 or so, did not die from the virus.

Remember, when they report deaths from weeks ago, it means state officials are going back into death certificates and trying to match them with anyone who tested positive prior to death. We now know that up to 90% of positive tests are picking up dead or insignificant viral loads in people who already essentially recovered from the virus or never knew they had it, which means that none of those people who later died could have been taken from this world by the virus itself.

In Florida, roughly a third of the recorded deaths from the September 2 reporting occurred over a month ago. Given the median age of those deaths, the nature of the testing, and the retroactive backfilling, how many of those are completely bogus? Had we done this during past flu seasons, especially the pandemic flu of 2018, we likely could have recorded well over 100,000 deaths.

Sadly, old people will never stop dying – ever. Given the way we are counting COVID-19 deaths, the obsessive focus on it, and the insidious agenda to retroactively discover more numbers, this pseudo-epidemic could go on indefinitely – even if the virus were essentially eradicated tomorrow.

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