... by the time of the 1999 Judiciary Committee hearings on 'Hate Crime On The Internet', what Musk is attempting to do with the Twitter platform, under the guise of unfettered free speech, emerging social media sites had become well-established forums for bullying and hate speech
... the voluntary dry cough, disinformation, and the spread of the pandemic, 2019 - 2023
... long before the pandemic began in late 2019, certain hate groups had adopted a dry cough, a voluntary conscious reflex cough, which they used when a person they considered not to be one of them was in the same space as they were in. Be it a hospital or clinic, a grocery store, a bank, a mall, in fact, any public or even private space.
It must be realized that the voluntary dry cough was conceived and perpetuated through social media as a hate gesture, and is easily distinguished from an involuntary cough, which is a non-conscious involuntary reflex action under the control of the central nervous system. A number of clinically and medically trained individuals, as well as, a host of allied health workers, including physiologists and respiratory therapists, can readily distinguish a voluntary cough from an involuntary one, even using video recordings, such as CCTV footage. And do so in a manner that is allowable evidence in a court of law.
A neurobiologist is one of the clinically trained individuals that can readily distinguish a voluntary from an involuntary cough.
The important thing to understand is that when the pandemic hit, there were white hate groups who were coughing to offend, and causing the virus to spread alarmingly.
Trump knew and embraced the dry cough hate gesture, including members of his administration, acolytes in the congress, and legislatures, local, state and federal, and law enforcement and intelligence services at every level, and so did those who grace our now around-the-clock news and opinion channels.
For Donald Trump, after the Woodward conversations, in which Trump acknowledged how easily the virus spread through the air, the choice for Trump was as real as it gets.
Either Trump had to tell his worshiping and devout followers that the dry cough hate gesture was not such a good idea under the circumstances of the proliferating pandemic, and risk offending them, or Trump had to pretend the entire pandemic did not exist, and let blowhards like Jordan, continue to decry that wearing a mask was not a matter of public health and safety, but a political choice, and just let the haters have their way.
And the latter is exactly what Trump did, and as a result the virus killed millions.
Among those adherents to the dry cough hate gesture movement, a theory emerged advancing the false notion that only people who were hated by these groups, could actually catch the pandemic virus, and that they, the haters, were immune.
And within this group the herd immunity nonsense became their holy grail.
Donald Trump did not pick his pandemic experts on the basis of their purported expertise in the field of infectious disease control, a subject which he clearly has no appreciable understanding, on the contrary, Trump associated with people who he felt, first and foremost, fit into his white supremacist social orbit, and in Fauci and Birx, Trump found exactly what he was looking for.
And as a consequence, Birx and Fauci have done for the evidenced-based practice of medicine, what Sessions and Barr have done for the fair and equitable administration of justice.
Deborah Birx sits silently while and after Trump peddles bleach as a coronavirus one-minute 'cure', a clear and unequivocal violation of the Hippocratic Oath, and the ethical standards therein enshrined
... the madness
The leader of a US group making money selling the poisonous industrial bleach as a 'miracle cure' for coronavirus, wrote to Trump at the White House.
In the letter, Mark Grenon stated that chlorine dioxide, a highly poisonous disinfectant, which can be fatal if ingested, was 'a wonderful detox that can kill 99% of the pathogens in the body', and Grenon declared, it 'can rid the body of Covid-19'.
A few days after receiving the Grenon letter, on a nationally broadcast daily coronavirus briefing from the White House (pictured above), Trump touted the idea that the disinfectant could be used as an effective treatment for the coronavirus, in fact, a cure.
Trump stated emphatically that the disinfectant 'knocks it [the virus] out in a minute. One minute!'
It is noteworthy, that a few days before Trump touted the benefits of disinfectants as a cure for the coronavirus, the president’s own administration had initiated federal action to shut down several organisations, one of them masquerading as a church, from peddling chlorine dioxide (bleach) as a coronavirus treatment in all jurisdictions in the US.
And history records the madness of George III.
US viewer preference for right-wing TV media in the US, linked to fewer preventive measures against COVID-19 BMJ Online
Risky behaviours also more likely among those who trust Fox News, more than CNN
The authors of the peer-reviewed observational study advance two possible explanations for their findings.
The first suggests that behaviours are influenced by politically - biased health messaging - and compared with CNN, Fox News, consistently downplayed the danger of the virus for the sake of political interests.
Second, because behaviours are known to be influenced by personal political beliefs, as such, media preference becomes a proxy for political preference, instead of a source of information. As theoxfordscientist.com has stated in previous articles, the medium is often the message.
Specifically, the authors report, that it is readily observable that Republican [Party] ideology has long been centred around the idea of individualism and an emphasis on personal freedom ... Therefore, it is conceivable that people who trust Fox naturally prefer a more ‘hands-off approach, and are more likely to resist strict health policies such as self-quarantining and social distancing'.
... the dry cough, biological assault, hate crimes, law enforcement, and the courts
The crimes of biological harassment and assault, although well established, in fact and in law, have rarely resulted in actual investigations, charges, indictments, and convictions, with one notably exception.
A lack of charges, indictments, and convictions, follows naturally from the fact that the crime is rarely investigated by law enforcement, except primarily in circumstances where the biological harassment or assault is directed towards law enforcement personnel, themselves.
That is about to change, dramatically.
There are many precedents that have made biological harassment and biological assault chargeable offences, which predate the advent of the coronavirus, by decades.
Deliberately spreading, or even threatening to spread an infectious disease is a serious violent crime (where enforced).
An HIV-positive individual, for example, was charged with aggravated assault for spitting on two Dallas police officers, while a person was found guilty of harassment of a public servant with a deadly weapon: their saliva, in New York.
In Pontiac, Michigan an individual faces charges of assault, as well as, making terrorist threats toward hospital emergency-room staff after spitting at them and saying he was infected with the Covid-19 virus.
Two disturbing cases were reported from London, one involving a 61-year old cab driver, who died from Covid-19 after being spat at by a passenger who told him that he had the coronavirus, 'and now you've got it, too.' Remember, even Trump, understood how easily transmissible the virus was, and the internet spread the hate gesture among the ilk.
And a 47 year-old female was working on the concourse of Victoria station, when a man who said he had Covid-19 spat and coughed at her and a colleague; within days of the assault, both women fell ill with the virus and the 47 year-old woman later died.
It must be considered that the spray from the dry cough is as dangerous and potentially as lethal as the deliberate projection of saliva onto another person by an infected individual.
Intelligence gathered by the FBI, indicated racist extremist groups, including neo-Nazis, were encouraging members who contract the coronavirus disease to spread the disease to law enforcement personnel and the ethnic and racialized community groups to which they show animus. As a result the Department of Justice sent all US attorneys and federal law enforcement agencies a memorandum advising officials that they should consider prosecuting the organisers and perpetuators of this violent and potentially lethal crime.
The lack of action by Canadian law enforcement in this regard is glaring, but explicable.
And that explanation is in part as described by Vida B. Johnson, 'White Supremacists in Law Enforcement and What to Do About It,” Lewis and Clark Law Review 23 (2019): 211.
In essence, whereas Canadian law enforcement, intelligence services, as well the military, at times (when forced to do so) focus on militia extremists, white supremacist extremists, and sovereign citizen extremists groups, and on the rare occasion have identified links within the ranks of law enforcement, intelligence and military personnel, and yet, little or no action is ever taken because there are so many high ranking officials with law enforcement, intelligence and military personnel who are themselves active members of these hate groups.
It a serious problem, and there is no way to dance around it.
Which makes the recent statement by Canadian intelligence that they could find no national security issues within the recent Ottawa and Coutts violent mob protests insane, frankly.
The parallel is that not too long ago every member of the legislature in the State of Indiana was an active member of a white militant supremacist group, and between the time McFadden went from Privy Council to head CSIS, you could not exist at the highest levels of that organisation, law enforcement or the military without being associated with what current CSIS says it cannot see, because a white supremacist threat does not, in their view, exist. Notwithstanding, well-documented active recruitment for 'The Base' within military establishments.
And it should be noted that the Canadian intelligence assessment is not shared by US, UK, French or German intelligence services.
Nonetheless the Chief's of the twenty-five largest cities in Canada ought to get their intelligence services out there and start coming to grips with this under-investigated, and yet, massive incidences of violence crime.
The first rule of evidence, is relevancy.
The Supreme Court of Canada states that evidence is relevant 'where it has some tendency as a matter of logic and human experience to make the proposition for which it is advanced more likely than that proposition would appear to be in the absence of that evidence'. (Law of Evidence (1996), Paciocco and Steusser, p.19, in R. v J.-L.J.  S.C.J. No. 52 at para. 47)
There should be no doubt whatsoever that the case for the investigation, charge, indictment and conviction of those who engaged in biological harassment and biological assault, the dry-cough hate gesture, stems from the fact that these are acts of violence against another person, in Canada.
Harassment is an act of violence.
Assault is an act of violence.
Two instances will be presented in detail, one an act of biological harassment and assault at a medical laboratory in St Alberta, which comes under the purview of the St Albert RCMP Detachment Commander.
And a second incident involving the harassment of an elderly woman from Southeast Asia by a member of the mall security detail at the West Edmonton Mall, which ostensibly should fall under the scrutiny of the Chief of Police, Edmonton Police Service.
Ostensibly, is used here advisedly, given the Edmonton Chief's public statements expressing doubt, whether certain hate symbols can be prohibited in the City of Edmonton, due to the fact that such statements not only can be interpreted as prejudicial, but as importantly, such pronouncements concerning possible legislative action by a city council may contravene obligations imposed by provisions of the Police Act.
... the madness of Danielle Smith
emergency departments prepare for another extreme surge in demand
As of Wednesday, the 9th of November 2022, more than 20,000 of Edmonton's secondary school students, that is, more than 10% of all secondary school students in Edmonton, were absent from school due to various respiratory illnesses. The preponderance of which were either the seasonal flu, Covid-19, or the highly transmissible Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Syncytial is pronounced - sin-SISH-ul.
Danielle Smith, owns the current health care system straining outbreak crisis, and must accept major responsibility for much of the morbidity and premature deaths that come with it, surely.
In the first few days of her premiership, Smith, enthusiastically, made the utterly ridiculous assertion that people who refused to get vaccinated during the pandemic were 'the most discriminated-against group that she had ever witnessed in her lifetime.'
Smith has been joyfully supportive of anti-mask mandates, and that is exactly why over 10+%, and increasing, of all secondary school students are absent from school with respiratory illnesses, when a simple mask could have presented a very different outcome.
Health science, evidence-based, with its basis in knowledge derived from the strict application of the scientific method, must be the guiding principle upon which public health policy is based, and not on some notion of triumph derived from a political sewer.
Poilievre, following the insistence of Canada's self-appointed Tucker Carlson-like right-wing illiberal king and queen maker, Rex Murphy, who suggested that if Poilievre wanted to lead the Conservatives he had to embrace the anti-mask mandate mob that invaded Ottawa and planned armed insurrection at the Coutts border, and Poilievre did.
That highly ill-advised decision alone, renders Poilievre unelectable in any national election in Canada, outside of the internal political sewer in which the Conservative Party of Canada now resides.
To give credit, where credit is due, Smith did suggest that while thousands of our children are stricken with these horrible airborne illnesses, that the anti-mask mandate protests, organised by the same crowd that includes those who, 'purposefully exposed and infected others with the COVID-19 virus and disease, should stop the protest.
Smith's statement was as pathetic as the weekend message from Ford of Ontario, who feebly stood before the cameras holding a facemask, and suggested that the people of Ontario should, perhaps, start wearing masks again.