Dear KAG: 20200401 Open Thread

Yes, it’s April Fool’s Day. Given the current situation…the jokes write themselves, so….we won’t start any rumors, not even about the camels who are NOT practicing social distancing.

Time for something for the stir crazy. Let’s see…something to look forward to when this is all over.

And now for the obligatory message from our sponsors:

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  1. No food fights.
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.

In addition, it is requested that there be no swinging from the chandeliers, celebratory gunfire, messing around with the nuclear weapons, and, please, everyone wash your hands.

And, please, what ever you do, do not walk barefoot across San Francisco.

Those who have things to say that do not fit the generally accepted limits of “civil” discussion, Wolf has provided a venue known as the UTree. Please, venture over there for any such thoughts and comments. This sort of thing is always a possibility on that site:

A few other vital notes:

Please, review these rules that our host Wolfm00n outlined toward the beginning of the growth of the tree itself. it won’t take long.

Ridiculing the other side, on the other hand…well….


DN 3:14-20, 91-92, 95

King Nebuchadnezzar said:
“Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
that you will not serve my god,
or worship the golden statue that I set up?
Be ready now to fall down and worship the statue I had made,
whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet,
flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe,
and all the other musical instruments;
otherwise, you shall be instantly cast into the white-hot furnace;
and who is the God who can deliver you out of my hands?”
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar,
“There is no need for us to defend ourselves before you
in this matter.
If our God, whom we serve,
can save us from the white-hot furnace
and from your hands, O king, may he save us!
But even if he will not, know, O king,
that we will not serve your god
or worship the golden statue that you set up.”

King Nebuchadnezzar’s face became livid with utter rage
against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
He ordered the furnace to be heated seven times more than usual
and had some of the strongest men in his army
bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
and cast them into the white-hot furnace.

Nebuchadnezzar rose in haste and asked his nobles,
“Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?”
“Assuredly, O king,” they answered.
“But,” he replied, “I see four men unfettered and unhurt,
walking in the fire, and the fourth looks like a son of God.”
Nebuchadnezzar exclaimed,
“Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
who sent his angel to deliver the servants who trusted in him;
they disobeyed the royal command and yielded their bodies
rather than serve or worship any god
except their own God.”

As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome. And this week, lots of prayers for those who have the virus, and those who have died due to it are part of daily prayer. Get well soon, Sylvia.

We ready for more “As the Swamp Turns”?

347 thoughts on “Dear KAG: 20200401 Open Thread

  1. Hi, I’m liberal MI Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

    Four (4) days ago I threatened to revoke the medical licenses of any doctors and/or pharmacists who prescribed hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus in Michigan. Today, I ask the federal government to send us hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients.

    It’s time for America to embrace democrat leadership, and that starts with people like me and Joe Biden.

    PS- Orange man bad!

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  2. 🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀

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  3. The fish is beginning to smell
    UPDATE on Italy’s #coronavirus death toll:

    “On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 percent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus”

    -Professor Ricciardi, scientific advisor to Italy Health Minister”

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  4. Frank Hart (@FrankHartII) Tweeted:

    The irony here being that under Obama and Communist sympathizer Brennan, our entire spy network in China was rolled up. Dozens of our spies were arrested and executed.

    If that network was still in place, we likely would have received early warning about the severity of the virus

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  5. Heard on Rush Limbaugh’s show today: Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia issues ‘shelter in place’ orders to remain in effect until June 10. What happens on June 9? The state Republican Primaries, that’s what.

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  6. I think the WuFlu predictive model is so complex, far too many input variables that are not well understood, or under the control of known processes or other more well known and characterized variables, that all we can really get out of it are generalization that, by the way, may be very useful in developing approaches that will mitigate the more serious cases and deaths.

    For example, certainly the behavior of this coronavirus variant is not well understood, nor can we know the overall response to or effect of social distancing and isolation, or the acceptance and immediate use and impact of the HCQ/ZPak/zinc trio, or the revelations of the huge volume of testing going on, & etc.

    What we’re fairly sure of is that social distancing and disinfecting works, so that’s what we really need to bear down and comply with.

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    As the regime ignores the lives of prisoners amid the #CoronaVirus outbreak, prison riots are spreading in Iran. Footage of riots in Sepidar prison (Ahvaz My City 30.03.2020). Concerned families are flocking there for their loved ones. You can also hear gunshots Lives of inmates are in danger..

    The regime has trouble all over

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  8. Inbred idiots
    ✓ Unreal, even for the Basiji… it’s almost as if Iran’s rulers really want to see the virus rage unchecked throughout the country
    ✓ Basijis getting out to confront the #coronavirus.
    Someone should tell them to just #StayAtHome
    No need for your contribution. Note how they all kiss and touch the same book

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  9. Always be wary of Child Protective Services in any location. Overall they have a very long history of abuse of the legal system for profit personally and politically as well as being less than honest in courts and more. Here is a current example of how bad they can be. This case is from Ohio with the agency placing a 5 year old with sexual assault / rape suspects (one of whom is believed to have assaulted a similar age relative).–law/police-children-services-placed-kids-home-with-sex-case-suspects/Xbh8xgpdP1uW5Wt8UkwPbI/
    They are a funnel for trafficking kids

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  10. Just for the heck of it I will state a little secret. Today is our 53 wedding anniversary. Yes, we got married on April Fools Day. We should be celebrating it in the VIs, but at this point, I would consider a giant package of TP cause for celebration. Interesting how priorities can change.

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  12. 🐾MilSpecOpsMonkey🐾
    Jan 22
    Shifty Schiff has finally made the board. Evidently, while the investigation unfolds into Burisma, his name has surfaced linked to Black Rock and Franklin Templeton Investments. Welcome aboard traitor.

    Liked by 8 people

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  14. Geert Wilders – tells it like it is in the Netherlands. EU open border policies shifted monies spent on the citizenry to the hoards of migrants… We saw the same effect here after the passage of Obamacare, which was a huge leap to force us into socialized medicine. The funding of Obamacare stripped funding from many rural hospitals and dumped it into the Obamacare pool of socialized medicine. Also the reason why your doctor spends your entire visit typing on a computer.

    Translated from Dutch by
    The fact is that this crisis would have been less severe if care had not been cut in this way for years, hospitals had not been closed, care workers had not been fired en masse and we had not spent billions on asylum seekers but invested in care!
    Feit is dat deze crisis minder groot was geweest als er niet jarenlang zo was bezuinigd op de zorg, ziekenhuizen niet waren gesloten, zorgmedewerkers niet massaal waren ontslagen en we geen miljarden aan asielzoekers hadden besteed maar in de zorg hadden geïnvesteerd!

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  15. Verse of the Day for Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:”

    Jeremiah 32:17 (KJV)

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    1. Lyrics:

      Search no more, there is an answer
      In this world of doubt and fear
      He has come to lift your burdens
      You will find your comfort here

      Come to Jesus just as you are
      Broken and scarred, come to Him
      Love and mercy for every broken heart
      He is waiting with open arms
      Come to Jesus just as you are

      For the pain, that’s left you broken
      He will give you peace today
      Every tear, you’ve cried in sorrow
      He will wipe them all away

      Come to Jesus just as you are
      Broken and scarred, come to Him
      Love and mercy for every broken heart
      He is waiting with open arms
      Come to Jesus just as you are

      Come to Jesus
      Just as you are
      Just as you are
      He’s waiting
      He’s waiting
      Yes, He’s waiting
      Love is waiting
      Joy is waiting
      Peace is waiting
      Jesus is waiting!

      Come to Jesus just as you are
      Broken and scarred, come to Him
      Love and mercy for every broken heart
      He is waiting with open arms
      Come to Jesus just as you are

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  16. Posted late last nigh but worth repeating here.
    GREAT NEWS!!!!

    Best girlfriend’s son, like my own child, is a Civil Engineer, former Captain in US Army. He just bid a job for 22 miles of the BORDER WALL and WON THE CONTRACT.
    Makes my heart swell with pride.
    We really are BUILDING THAT WALL!

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      (I could not find the FDA guidelines quickly so this will do:

      What Happens in a Clinical Trial?

      What happens in phase 0?
      Phase 0 of a clinical trial is done with a very small number of people, usually fewer than 15. Investigators use a very small dose of medication to make sure it isn’t harmful to humans before they start using it in higher doses for later phases…

      DONE since it is an old drug

      What happens in phase I?
      During phase I of a clinical trial, investigators spend several months looking at the effects of the medication on about 20 to 80 people who have no underlying health conditions.

      DONE since it is an old drug

      What happens in phase II?
      Phase II of a clinical trial involves several hundred participants who are living with the condition that the new medication is meant to treat. They’re usually given the same dose that was found to be safe in the previous phase.

      Investigators monitor participants for several months or years to see how effective the medication is and to gather more information about any side effects it might cause.….

      DONE since it is an old drug.

      What happens in phase III?
      Phase III of a clinical trial usually involves up to 3,000 participants who have the condition that the new medication is meant to treat. Trials in this phase can last for several years.

      The purpose of phase III is to evaluate how the new medication works in comparison to existing medications [or procedures like ventilation? – GC] for the same condition. To move forward with the trial, investigators need to demonstrate that the medication is at least as safe and effective as existing treatment options.

      To do this, investigators use a process called randomization. This involves randomly choosing some participants to receive the new medication and others to receive an existing medication.

      Phase III trials are usually double-blind, which means that neither the participant nor the investigator knows which medication the participant is taking. This helps to eliminate bias when interpreting results.

      The FDA usually requires a phase III clinical trial before approving a new medication. Due to the larger number of participants and longer duration or phase III, rare and long-term side effects are more likely to show up during this phase.

      If investigators demonstrate that the medication is at least as safe and effective as others already on the market, the FDA will usually approve the medication.

      ⬆️⬆️⬆️THIS IS WHAT FAUCI WANTS!⬆️⬆️⬆️

      Since there are two drugs (three if you count zinc) I am sure he wants a FULL FACTORIAL DESIGNED EXPERIMENT.

      A Full Factorial Design Example

      “Note that the factor settings have been coded, replacing the low setting” [No Drug] “ by -1 and the high setting” [Drug] “by 1.”

      Let X1 = Hydroxychloroquine
      Let X2 = Azithromycin
      Let X3 = Zinc

      Not that this is a SIMPLE trial. It does not look at dosage levels or Chloroquine instead of Hydroxychloroquine.

      TABLE 3.6 A 2^3 Two-level, Full Factorial Design Table Showing Runs in `Standard Order’

      …….X1 .. X2 .. X3
      1 … -1 … -1 … -1
      2 … +1 …-1 … -1
      3 … -1 … +1 …-1
      4 … +1 …+1 …-1
      5 … -1 … -1 … +1
      6 … +1 …-1 … +1
      7 … -1 … +1 …+1
      8 … +1 …+1 …+1

      LONG STORY SHORT: Only ONE out of EIGHT people would get the full medical treatment. If Hydroxychloroquine alone sort of works but more slowly, TWO out of eight get a better chance to live. This means SIX OUT OF EIGHT are LEFT TO HEAL ON THEIR OWN using current medical practices!

      If the study of 3,000 people then 6 out of 8 or 75% or 2250 do not get treated with the new Trump Protocol.

      Interesting how Vaccines get up and running SO MUCH FASTER….

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        1. Fauci is outing himself very nicely is he not?

          Also as part of the Admin he has to be VERY VERY careful not to step over the line too far. If he was booted he would be free to go on ALL the talk shows and spout Commie approved crap as the USA’s foremost epidemiologist.

          WORSE Nasty the PIGlosi would use him as PROOF that President Trump flubbed the handling of the virus and should be impeached.

          “Complicated business, folks, complicated business!”

          (SMART MAN!)

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  17. Ohhh looky here.
    Never mind the pandemic, caused by China.
    Never mind the opioids, sent to kill Americans …….. from China.
    Never mind the stealing of intellectual property and counterfeiting, which cost America billions of dollars, because of the theft……. from China.
    Never mind the hacking of our websites and emails, by China, which violate our privacy.

    Now, China wants to steal our identities.

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