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2020.10.26 03:10 testng123 Theory: Affirmative Action will lead to the explosion in population of the East Asian American communities

The primary problem with affirmative action to the people in power is that it treats men and women equally. Having an equal amount of men and women will lead to the inevitable growth of that ethnic community. They fight this by selecting men from one ethnic group within the larger asian racial group and females from a different ethnic group within the larger asian racial group. In the case of asians they are choosing south asian men and east asian females. Any image of diversity confirms this, you see a south asian man pictured with an east asian woman. However, I believe considering how geopolitic situations are rapidly changing, the people in power realized that this kind of discrimination within racial groups is not sustainable.
There are millions of south asian men who are largely immigrant workers of marrying age coming to the US. All data points to us corporations wanting to get more of these cheap laborers in the US.
They primarily focus on females from the asian american community due to their willingness to marry white men. With kpop and asian media becoming more prevalent, the people in power can no longer rely on the east asian american females. They most certainly can not rely on asian females from asia as they tend to marry east asian men.
So the problem is that if affirmative action remains in place, there will be a largers demand for east asian american females to balance out the huge demand for south asian immigrant laborers. There's clearly never will be enough east asian amiercan females, so they will have no choice but to import east asian females. This problem is exasperated with the US shunning everything chinese. The US's east asian american communities are already majority females. Most of these east asian females will shun white men and marry the east asian american men. This will ultimately lead to a population explosion in the east asian american communities. This is why they are desperately trying to get rid of affirmative action.
If they eliminate affirmative action, then they do not have to worry about balancing out the south asian men that they are importing with east asian american females. It's possible that this has been the plan all along when they eliminated affirmative action in california and the whole rise of silicon valley. Most of the south asian immigrant male laborers are living in california and it seems awfully convenient that california eliminated affirmative action right when the whole h1b visa scam became huge. This would explain how google and other tech companies can have majority of their work force be south asian men without having to balance out these men with asian females.
If california had not gotten rid of affirmative action, the east asian american communities there would have grown faster.
The elimination of affirmative action in california gave most of what little new asian college admission spots to rich south asian immigrant students and eliminated most admission spots for other minorities. It converted colleges and government institutions back to a white male strongholds. it allowed tech companies to largely employ cheap south asian american laborers without any concern about balancing out their discriminatory practices with asian females that affirmative action would have forced them to do.
I bet having so many south asian men make up most of the asian american community will lead to even more men of all ethnicity immigrating to east asia.
Affirmative action is key to forcing the powerful to legally help grow the east asian american communities.
EDIT: http://www.asian-nation.org/interracial.shtml
It's almost a fact that asian females from asia are more likely to seek out asian men as their partner. There are no asian female group from asia who will choose to marry out primarily over to seeking out asian men.
The asian american female population is also not that bad as it's only in the korean and filipino communities do the female choose to marry out more than marry in.
Also South Asians from India clearly almost never marry out more than most other groups.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Asian_Americans#Population
During the 2010 United States Census, there were a total of 17,320,856 Asian Americans In 2010, there were an estimated 11,284,000 foreign born individuals who were born in Asia, of whom 57.7% had become naturalized citizens
So 65% of the asian american population is foreign born.
TLDR: The greed in employing cheap South Asian immigrant men will lead to the need to import more East Asian immigrant females due to affirmative action laws. This will lead to the birth of more East Asian Americans in the US.
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2020.10.25 15:33 testng123 Theory: Affirmative Action will lead to the explosion in population of the East Asia American communities

The primary problem with affirmative action to the people in power is that it treats men and women equally. Having an equal amount of men and women will lead to the inevitable growth of that ethnic community. They fight this by selecting men from one ethnic group within the larger asian racial group and females from a different ethnic group within the larger asian racial group. In the case of asians they are choosing south asian men and east asian females. Any image of diversity confirms this, you see a south asian man pictured with an east asian woman. However, I believe considering how geopolitic situations are rapidly changing, the people in power realized that this kind of discrimination within racial groups is not sustainable.
There are millions of south asian men who are largely immigrant workers of marrying age coming to the US. All data points to us corporations wanting to get more of these cheap laborers in the US.
They primarily focus on females from the asian american community due to their willingness to marry white men. With kpop and asian media becoming more prevalent, the people in power can no longer rely on the east asian american females. They most certainly can not rely on asian females from asia as they tend to marry east asian men.
So the problem is that if affirmative action remains in place, there will be a largers demand for east asian american females to balance out the huge demand for south asian immigrant laborers. There's clearly never will be enough east asian amiercan females, so they will have no choice but to import east asian females. This problem is exasperated with the US shunning everything chinese. The US's east asian american communities are already majority females. Most of these east asian females will shun white men and marry the east asian american men. This will ultimately lead to a population explosion in the east asian american communities. This is why they are desperately trying to get rid of affirmative action.
If they eliminate affirmative action, then they do not have to worry about balancing out the south asian men that they are importing with east asian american females. It's possible that this has been the plan all along when they eliminated affirmative action in california and the whole rise of silicon valley. Most of the south asian immigrant male laborers are living in california and it seems awfully convenient that california eliminated affirmative action right when the whole h1b visa scam became huge. This would explain how google and other tech companies can have majority of their work force be south asian men without having to balance out these men with asian females.
If california had not gotten rid of affirmative action, the east asian american communities there would have grown faster.
The elimination of affirmative action in california gave most of what little new asian college admission spots to rich south asian immigrant students and eliminated most admission spots for other minorities. It converted colleges and government institutions back to a white male strongholds. it allowed tech companies to largely employ cheap south asian american laborers without any concern about balancing out their discriminatory practices with asian females that affirmative action would have forced them to do.
I bet having so many south asian men make up most of the asian american community will lead to even more men of all ethnicity immigrating to east asia.
Affirmative action is key to forcing the powerful to legally help grow the east asian american communities.
EDIT: http://www.asian-nation.org/interracial.shtml
It's almost a fact that asian females from asia are more likely to seek out asian men as their partner. There are no asian female group from asia who will choose to marry out primarily over to seeking out asian men.
The asian american female population is also not that bad as it's only in the korean and filipino communities do the female choose to marry out more than marry in.
Also South Asians from India clearly almost never marry out more than most other groups.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Asian_Americans#Population
During the 2010 United States Census, there were a total of 17,320,856 Asian Americans
In 2010, there were an estimated 11,284,000 foreign born individuals who were born in Asia, of whom 57.7% had become naturalized citizens
So 65% of the asian american population is foreign born.
EDIT: Title should be "Theory: Affirmative Action will lead to the explosion in population of the East Asian American communities"
TLDR: The greed in employing cheap South Asian immigrant men will lead to the need to import more East Asian immigrant females due to affirmative action laws. This will lead to the birth of more East Asian Americans in the US.
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2020.10.25 14:30 Synthdawg_2 Sidebar Feature of the Week:The Center for Biological Diversity

The publiclands sidebar contains a wealth of knowledge and a collection of links to organizations involved with public lands conservation, education, and advocacy. We will be featuring a selection (in alphabetical order) and a short overview of these organizations and their work each week.
10/25/2020 The Center for Biological Diversity
The Center for Biological Diversity is a nonprofit membership organization known for its work protecting endangered species through legal action, scientific petitions, creative media and grassroots activism. It was founded in 1989 by Kieran Suckling, Peter Galvin, Todd Schulke and Robin Silver. The Center is based in Tucson, Arizona, and has offices and staff in New Mexico, Nevada, California, Oregon, Illinois, Minnesota, Alaska, Vermont, Florida and Washington, D.C., and La Paz, BCS, Mexico. It has approximately 1.1 million members and online activists. (Via Wikipedia)
Mission: Saving Life on Earth
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.
We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.
Endangered Species
Protect and recover all endangered species and the wild places they need to survive.
Climate Law Institute
Safeguard species and habitats from climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
International
Protect global biodiversity where current U.S. law has the power to do so and watchdog U.S. actions affecting endangered species in other parts of the world.
Oceans
Conserve and recover marine species and ocean habitats.
Public Lands
Protect endangered species and their habitats across U.S. public lands.
Population and Sustainability
Champion the conservation of species and wildlands by raising awareness about the ecological effects of runaway human population growth and unsustainable consumption.
Urban Wildlands
Watchdog private land development, water-supply projects and highway building in the “wildland-urban interface” — the edges of sprawling urban and suburban areas adjacent to wildlands.
Environmental Health
Defend biodiversity and human health from toxic substances while promoting a deep understanding of the inextricable connection between the health of humans and all other species.
Energy Justice
Wage innovative legal and grassroots campaigns to drive the urgent transition for energy justice.
History
The Center for Biological Diversity was founded beneath the ancient ponderosa pines of New Mexico's Gila wilderness, where Kierán Suckling, Peter Galvin, and Todd Schulke met while surveying owls for the U.S. Forest Service. It was 1989, and all three were in their early twenties, with a passion for wild places; Kierán was a doctoral student in philosophy, Peter was training in conservation biology, and Todd had a background running outdoor-education programs for high-risk kids. When their surveys turned up a rare Mexican spotted owl nest in an old-growth tree, and they found out that the same tree was part of a vast area slated to be razed in a massive timber sale, they took their findings to the local Forest Service manager. The Forest Service had been entrusted with shielding sensitive species from harm, but it soon became clear the agency was more invested in its relationship with big timber than in its commitment to the public to protect forest wildlife. The timber sale would go forward, in violation of the Service's own rules.
The three young men promptly took the story to a local paper. In the end, that big old tree never fell to the chainsaws, and Kierán, Peter and Todd became personae non gratae at the Forest Service. Along with Dr. Robin Silver, an emergency room doctor, nature photographer, and grassroots advocate who had written an Endangered Species Act petition to protect the Mexican spotted owl — and joined by a growing group of other activists as word of mouth spread — they formed the group that would eventually be known as the Center for Biological Diversity. Tackling cattle-grazing abuses on the public lands where they lived, they leveraged protection for species like the southwestern willow flycatcher into orders to remove cows from hundreds of miles of vulnerable desert streams; with their campaigns to protect goshawks and owls, they shut down major timber operations throughout Arizona and New Mexico and brought an end to large-scale industrial logging in the heritage public lands of the arid Southwest.
The Center's innovation was to systematically and ambitiously use biological data, legal expertise, and the citizen petition provision of the powerful Endangered Species Act to obtain sweeping, legally binding new protections for animals, plants, and their habitat — first in New Mexico, then throughout the Southwest, next through all 11 western states and into other key areas across the country. With each passing year the Center has expanded its territory, which now extends to the protection of species throughout the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and international regions as remote as the North and South poles. As their range grew, and first tens, then hundreds of species gained protection as a result of their petitions, lawsuits, policy advocacy, and outreach to media, they went from living and working on a shoestring to having offices around the country — from relying on donated time from pro bono attorneys at large firms to building a full-time staff of dozens of prominent environmental lawyers and scientists who work exclusively on our campaigns to save species and the places they need to survive.
The Center is now fighting a growing number of national and worldwide threats to biodiversity, from the overarching global problems of unsustainable human population and climate change to intensifying domestic sources of species endangerment, such as off-road vehicle excess. Based on our unparalleled record of legal successes — 83 percent of our lawsuits result in favorable outcomes — they've developed a unique negotiating position with both government agencies and private corporations, enabling them, at times, to secure broad protections for species and habitat without the threat of litigation.
Today the Center's mission encompasses far-reaching problems such as global threats to biological diversity and climate change. One of the Center's biggest recent victories was in 2011, when it reached a historic legal settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service compelling the agency to make progress on protecting 757 imperiled but previously neglected animals and plants. The Center employs a group of paid and pro bono attorneys to use litigation to effect change, and claims a 93 percent success rate for their lawsuits.
Connecting with them online and through various social media platforms.
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2020.10.24 12:03 remote-enthusiast 61 remote jobs published in last 24h

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2020.10.23 20:13 rusticgorilla Voting rights: Surge of voter intimidation reports

Generally, voting rights isn't a keep_track topic. But the poll I put up a couple weeks ago showed that it's what most people want to see covered, so just up until the election results come in, we'll make it an approved topic.

INTIMIDATION

Dozens of voters in a heavily Democratic county in Florida and across several states reported receiving emails on Tuesday purporting to come from a right-wing group threatening to "come after" them unless they vote for President Trump. Authorities say these emails were sent via servers located overseas. While DNI John Ratcliffe identified the source as Iranian operatives acting in an attempt to harm Trump’s re-election chances, there is still significant doubt about his conclusion.
A new report has determined that Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Oregon are at the highest risk of increased militia activity in the election and post-election period. The report, by the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project and Atlanta-based Militia Watch, also identified five states at moderate risk: North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, California, and New Mexico.
The Trump campaign has been videotaping Philadelphia voters while they deposit their ballots in drop boxes, leading Pennsylvania’s attorney general to warn this week that the campaign’s actions fall outside of permitted poll watching practices and could amount to illegal voter intimidation. The campaign made a formal complaint to city officials on Oct. 16, saying a campaign representative had surveilled voters depositing two or three ballots at drop boxes, instead of only their own.
Two armed guards set up in a tent outside an early voting location in downtown St. Petersburg, FLorida, claiming to be with the Trump campaign, according to Julie Marcus, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections. A spokesperson for Trump’s campaign denied hiring the guards.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has launched an investigation into a Tennessee-based company that listed job postings seeking ex-soldiers to provide armed security at polling places in Minnesota. Atlas Aegis, in a job advertisement that surfaced earlier this month, recruited for "security positions in Minnesota during the November Election and beyond to protect election polls, local businesses and residences from looting and destruction." The listing noted that the jobs were exclusive to U.S. special operations forces veterans.
Officials are monitoring reports of armed guards planning to descend on election sites in Michigan. At least one private security contractor is advertising jobs that would illegally dispatch armed guards at Minnesota polling places and another is planning to provide ex-military personnel for private companies in the event of postelection rioting.
A poll worker in Memphis was fired last week after interfering with early voters who wore T-shirts and masks with slogans supporting Black Lives Matter, according to a Shelby County election official. The poll worker “of his own volition” was seen telling people late last week that they had to turn their T-shirt or mask inside out if it said “Black Lives Matter,” apparently believing that Black Lives Matter and the slogan “I Can’t Breathe” were “political statements connected to the Democratic Party.”
A Miami police officer has been accused of intimidating voters at an early polling place, where he was pictured in uniform wearing a Trump 2020 face mask. The Miami police chief and mayor both called the officer's actions "unacceptable," and the officer faces disciplinary action.

COURT CASES

The Supreme Court has sided with Alabama state officials who banned curbside voting intended to accommodate individuals with disabilities and those at risk from the COVID-19 virus. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with conservatives 5-3 in the case. As is customary with rulings in the Supreme Court’s emergency or “shadow” docket, the court’s majority did not explain its rationale.
“If those vulnerable voters wish to vote in person, they must wait inside, for as long as it takes, in a crowd of fellow voters whom Alabama does not require to wear face coverings,” Sotomayor wrote in her dissent, also adopted by Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan. “The District Court’s modest injunction is a reasonable accommodation, given the short time before the election. It does not require all counties to adopt curbside voting; it simply gives prepared counties the option to do so...”
”Plaintiff Howard Porter, Jr., a Black man in his seventies with asthma and Parkinson’s Disease, told the District Court: ‘[S]o many of my [ancestors] even died to vote. And while I don’t mind dying to vote, I think we’re past that – we’re past that time.’ ...Election officials in at least Montgomery and Jefferson Counties agree. They are ready and willing to help vulnerable voters like Mr. Porter cast their ballots without unnecessarily risking infection from a deadly virus. This Court should not stand in their way. I respectfully dissent.”
  • Note that Alabama already requires two witness signatures or a notarized affidavit to vote by mail. Even prior to the pandemic, Alabama had some of the most restrictive voting rights laws and procedures in the nation. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: “Alabama has conceived of voting as a right that the citizen must win from the state by clearing a series of qualifying and complex hurdles” (report).
Democrats and voting rights groups appealed a 7th Circuit panel’s decision not to count late ballots postmarked by Election day in Wisconsin, asking the Supreme Court to reverse the ruling. Given the Alabama ruling, it is unlikely the Supreme Court will grant the request. The three-judge panel was made up of a Trump appointee and a Reagan appointee in the majority and an H.W. Bush appointee in the minority.
The Trump campaign and Republicans in North Carolina asked the Supreme Court to block lower court rulings that allowed six extra days to accept ballots sent by mail. The board changed the mail ballot deadline from Nov. 6, which the Legislature set in June, to Nov. 12. A federal district judge refused to block the change, and so did the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Chief Justice John Roberts, who handles appeals from the 4th Circuit, called for a response from the elections board by Saturday afternoon.
The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling by Pennsylvania’s highest court that allowed election officials to count some mailed ballots received up to three days after Election Day. Chief Justice Roberts joined the three liberal justices to result in a 4-4 tie. NYT: “The result suggested that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, whom President Trump nominated to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her death last month, could play a decisive role in election disputes.”
The Texas Supreme Court ruled that voters in Harris County may continue using drive-thru voting. By Wednesday, more than 73,000 people in Harris County had voted at drive-thru polling places, but Republican parties of Texas and Harris County filed suit, claiming the set up was illegal.
A Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has upheld Michigan's ban on transporting voters to the polls, overturning a Detroit federal district judge. Michigan is the only state in the nation with such a ban on paid transportation to the polls. Judge Danny J. Boggs (Reagan appointee) and Judge Debora L. Cook (W. Bush appointee) were in the majority. Clinton appointee Judge R. Guy Cole Jr., chief judge for the Sixth Circuit, dissented.
A split Iowa Supreme Court upheld a new Republican-backed law that could bar county elections commissioners from mailing absentee ballots to thousands of people who omitted information on their applications. Auditors will not be allowed to use the state’s voter registration system to fix any deficient applications, as they have done in prior elections. Voters must do so themselves.
The fight over Ohio’s limit on ballot drop boxes ended Friday after a coalition of voting rights groups opted to drop their lawsuit. The battle of over ballot boxes came to an end on Monday, Oct. 12 when a Sixth Circuit appeals court panel upheld the Secretary of State's directive to limit one ballot box for each county. Trump appointee Amul Thapar and W. Bush appointee Richard Allen Griffin were in the majority. Judge Helene White, another W. Bush appointee, dissented.

SUPPRESSION

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration delivered last-minute guidance to local election officials urging them to remove from the voter rolls people with felony convictions who still owe court fines and fees, a move that local officials said is impossible to accomplish before Election Day.
“They’re attempting to sow confusion,” Patricia Brigham, president of the League of Women Voters Florida said of the state’s instructions. She added: “The state of Florida doesn’t have a spotless record when it comes to making sure voters have easy access to the polls.”
North Dakota has 58% fewer in-person polling stations this year than it did for the last presidential election, 109, down from 259. The reduction has hit indigenous voters the hardest: Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation has only three post offices. “To get to a post office in Twin Buttes and Mandaree, it’s 30 to 60 or 70 miles,” Tribal Chairman Mark Fox said.
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2020.10.23 12:03 remote-enthusiast I've collected 66 remote jobs

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2020.10.23 02:36 ammodotcom Gun Background Checks: How the State Came To Decide Who Can and Cannot Buy a Firearm

Gun Background Checks: How the State Came To Decide Who Can and Cannot Buy a Firearm

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Prior to 1968, most adults in the United States could purchase a firearm without state interference. Guns were available in local retail stores, as well as mail-order catalogs, and as long as you hadn’t been convicted of a felony and you had the funds, there weren’t any questions asked.
Things are different now. Depending on where in America you are and what type of gun you want to buy, there’s a good chance you’ll need to pass a NICS-mandated background check to complete your purchase.
Although many people hold a strong opinion for and against gun background checks, they’ve proven to be an integral part of the state's gun control apparatus – and they don’t appear to be leaving anytime soon.
Since background checks are such a requirement for today’s gun enthusiasts, it’s important for gun owners (and those who may someday be gun owners) to understand everything they can, including how the current system works and how it came to be.

The History of Gun Background Checks in the U.S.

The history of background checks for gun purchases reaches back to the first restrictions placed on individuals trying to purchase firearms. Here in the U.S., this occured after the Civil War, when several southern states adopted “Black Codes,” which replaced the prior slave codes and worked to suppress the freedoms of black Americans. Among other restrictions, the Black Codes forbade African-Americans from owning firearms.
The Federal Firearms Act of 1938 began restricting the sales of firearms, requiring those in the business of selling firearms to purchase a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and maintain a list of persons who purchased firearms, including their name and address. The Firearms Act of 1938 also listed convicted felons as the first prohibited persons – who are not allowed, by law, to own, purchase, or possess firearms.
And then something happened that would forever change American history. Six days before Thanksgiving, on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas using a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle that was chambered in 6.5x52mm Carcano and fitted with a telescopic sight, which he'd purchased from a mail-order catalog.
The 1963 Kennedy assassination was followed by additional high-profile assassinations over the next 5 years:
February 21st, 1965: Malcolm X was assassinated by three members of the Nation of Islam who bull-rushed him on-stage during a speech in Harlem with a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun and handguns chambered in .45 ACP and 9mm. X had publicly broken away from the Nation of Islam and was openly critical of its leader, Elijah Muhammad.
April 4th, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by escaped convict James Earl Ray using a .30-06 caliber rifle in Memphis. The prior year Ray had broken out of the Missouri State Penitentiary by hiding in a bread delivery truck. Ray was a notorious escape artist and career criminal who used an alias when purchasing the rifle.
(After the assassination, investigators launched a sixty-five day manhunt for King’s assassin that led them across two continents and four countries which culminated in Ray's arrest at London's Heathrow airport where he was caught traveling on a forged Canadian passport. A decade later in 1979, Ray again broke out of jail - this time escaping from Tennessee’s most notorious maximum security prison, Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, where he was serving a life sentence for King's assassination.)
June 5th, 1968: Two months after King's assassination in Memphis, Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy (JFK's younger brother) was assassinated by Palestinian-born Sirhan Bishara Sirhan in Los Angeles using a revolver chambered in .22. Earlier that day, Kennedy had won the South Dakota and California presidential primaries. Sirhan claimed to be part of an occult organization called the Rosicrucians.
The cumulative effect of these assassinations - along with the emergence of the Black Panthers, who'd started hanging out at government buildings armed to the teeth - led to the Gun Control Act of 1968, which was specifically intended to keep “firearms out of the hands of those not legally entitled to possess them because of age, criminal background, or incompetence.”
Through the Gun Control Act of 1968, the federal government placed restrictions on the sale of firearms across state lines and expanded the prohibited persons who were not allowed to purchase or possess firearms. Under the new law, gun purchases became illegal for those who were:
  • Convicted of a non-business-related felony
  • Found to be mentally incompetent
  • Users of illegal substances
To determine this information, those who wished to purchase a firearm from an FFL had to complete a questionnaire of yes/no questions such as “Are you a convicted felon?” and “Are you a fugitive from justice?” Although these questions needed to be answered, they did not require verification from the gun seller.
In 1972, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was formed as a way to help control the illegal sales and use of firearms.
In March of 1981, the assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan led to further gun legislation with the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, which amended the Gun Control Act of 1968 to now require background checks for the purchase of firearms from a retailer. The Brady Act, as it’s known today, also led to the development of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which launched in 1998, and is the current law on background checks for gun purchases in the U.S.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) was mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, and was launched by the FBI on November 30, 1998. The NICS is used by FFLs to check the eligibility of those who wish to purchase firearms.
Located at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the NICS is currently used by 30 states and five districts, as well as the District of Columbia, to check the backgrounds of those who wish to purchase firearms. Those states that opt not to use the NICS have their own point of contact (POC) to complete background checks.
The NICS applies a person’s identifying characteristics, including name and date of birth, to its own index, as well as the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database and the Interstate Identification Index. These systems compare the intended purchaser’s demographic information against the national databases to see if they match someone deemed a prohibited person. Prohibited persons include those who are or were:
  • Convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a year or more
  • Fugitives from justice
  • A user of or addicted to a controlled substance
  • Adjudicated as a mental defective or been committed to a mental health institution
  • Illegal aliens
  • Aliens admitted to the U.S. under a nonimmigrant visa
  • Discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions
  • Renounced their citizenship to the U.S.
  • Subject to a court order that restrains their interactions with an intimate partner or child
  • Convicted of domestic violence
Since its conception, NICS has completed over 300 million background checks and has issued more than 1.3 million denials. The NICS is available 17 hours a day, seven days a week, except for Christmas Day.

How Do Background Checks Work?

When you visit a gun store and attempt to purchase a firearm, you must complete a Firearm Transaction Record, or ATF Form 4473 – which requires the intended purchaser’s name, address, and birthdate. The form also requires a government-issued photo ID and asks questions regarding the individual’s appearance, including height and weight.
Once the form’s completed, the gun seller can either call the 1-800 number for NICS or use the online system to run the background check. In over 90 percent of the cases, the results are almost immediate, with the system either approving, delaying, or denying the purchase within minutes.
With an approval, the sale can immediately proceed as planned with you purchasing the firearm. If there is a delay, the NICS and FBI investigate the inquiry over the next three days. If the FFL does not hear anything within that time period or if a determination cannot be made, then the retailer can, but does not have to, continue with the firearm transfer. When this occurs, it’s often referred to as a “default proceed” sale.
When a denial is made, which occurs in only about 2 percent of background checks, the retailer is unable to sell or transfer the firearm to the individual in question. You must submit a request to the NICS to receive the reason for your denial, the most common of which is a history of a felony conviction.
If you believe you were given an erroneous denial, you can appeal the decision by completing a Voluntary Appeal File (VAF), which can be done online or by mailing your request to the FBI. Along with the VAF application, you will also need to be fingerprinted to move forward with the appeal process.

When is a Background Check Needed to Purchase a Gun?

A background check is necessary any time you purchase a gun from a retail provider, which is defined as someone conducting business in the sale of firearms. These sellers must have a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and are legally mandated to complete a background check for every firearm sold to a non-licensed individual.
It doesn’t matter if you purchase the firearm in a brick-and-mortar store, a gun show, online, or through a magazine – if the seller is a retailer provider (i.e. has an FFL), then the background check must occur.

When is a Background Check Not Needed to Purchase a Gun?

Under federal law, any adult can sell a personally owned firearm to another adult in the same state as long as you know, to the best of your ability, that they’re allowed to own a firearm.
Private sellers aren’t required to ask for identification, they don’t have to complete any forms, nor keep any records of the transaction. What’s more, federal law does not mandate a background check to purchase a firearm from a private seller. This includes buying a gun from a relative, a neighbor, or a friend.
Although federal law does not demand a background check for the private sale of firearms, some states do require a background check.
If you inherit or are gifted a firearm, you don’t need a background check.

Do Gun Background Checks Differ By State?

Thirty states, five districts, and D.C. all rely solely on the NICS for gun background checks. The following 13 states use their own full point of contact (POC) data system for gun background checks and do not use the FBI’s system:
Some states, namely Maryland, New Hampshire, Washington, and Wisconsin, use NICS for long guns, but a state program for background checks on handguns. Iowa, Nebraska, and North Carolina use NICS, but have a partial POC for background checks in relation to handgun permits.
Many of these states have added their own provisions to their background checks, on top of what federal law mandates. In most cases, they also include looking at state and local records to determine if the person in question should or should not be allowed to own a firearm.
Some states have implemented universal background checks via an FFL, even during a private gun sale. While Maryland and Pennsylvania require background checks for all handgun transfers, regardless of retail or private sale, the following states require a background check for all firearm transfers:
In addition, some states require permits to purchase firearms. Hawaii, Illinois, and Massachusetts require a permit for all gun purchases, while Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, and North Carolina require a permit for purchasing a handgun. These permits often require their own background check as well.
It should be noted that although these laws exist in Nebraska, they’re not currently being enforced, but are expected to be by January of 2020.

But Isn’t There a Gun Show Loophole?

There is no gun show loophole when it comes to background checks for gun purchases. The law clearly states that if you purchase a firearm from a person with an FFL, a background check must occur. If you purchase a gun from a private seller, you don’t need a background check. These same two principles apply whether you’re at a gun show or not.
So if you purchase a firearm from a gun seller with an FFL at a gun show, you will need to complete Form 4473 and have a background check. Under federal law, if you purchase a gun from a private seller at a gun show, you don’t need to have a background check. Your state laws may differ.
Of the average 4,000 gun shows in the U.S. each year, it’s estimated that 50 to 75 percent of vendors have an FFL, and therefore require purchasers of firearms to complete background checks. But that doesn’t mean that 25 to 50 percent of vendors are private sellers of firearms – many of these are vendors that sell gun paraphernalia. Gun shows are filled with vendors who sell everything from t-shirts and ball caps to holsters and concealed carry gear, and it’s these sellers that make up the majority of the remaining non-licensed vendors.
Are there private gun sellers at gun shows? Absolutely. But the idea that criminals are flocking to gun shows to illegally purchase firearms is untrue. In a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only 0.7 percent of convicted criminals purchased their firearms at gun shows.

Have Background Checks Stopped Gun Violence and Crimes?

The research on the effectiveness of background checks to stop gun violence shows conflicting evidence. In an October 2018 published study completed by U.S. Davis and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in the 10 years following California’s comprehensive background checks, the number of gun homicides and suicides were not impacted. In a similar study published in July of the same year, gun violence did not increase with the repeal of comprehensive background checks.
Yet other studies show that background checks do reduce violence. A 2015 study found that requiring Connecticut handgun owners to go through a background check led to a 40-percent decline in gun homicides and suicides over a 10-year period.
This contradicting research shows that the problem of criminals getting their hands on guns can’t be stopped by mere background checks. According to the Department of Justice Special Report on Firearm Violence, 77 percent of state prisoners associated with firearm crimes received their firearm through:
  • Theft
  • Black market
  • Drug dealer
  • On the street
  • Family or friends
Not one of these criminals would have been affected by background checks, universal or otherwise. After all, most criminals don’t feel obligated to use legal means to obtain their firearms since they've either broken laws previously or plan to do so.
Beyond theft and the black market, criminals also use straw purchases, which are illegal, to get their hands on firearms. Straw purchasers are people who can pass a background check and intentionally purchase firearms for criminals. The San Bernardino terrorists used a straw purchaser to get the firearms they used to kill 14 people in the 2015 mass shooting.
Background checks for gun purchases often become a talking point after these types of events, but those who partake in this terroristic activity often don’t have criminal histories that would flag a background check. For instance, the Virginia Tech madman legally purchased a gun at a Virginia-based FFL and passed his background check before using it to shoot fellow students.
And then there’s the fact that sometimes the background check system fails. NICS is not a 100-percent absolute system, and time has shown that gun background checks can only be as reliable as the records they contain. Devin Kelley, the Texas Church madman, was prohibited by law to own or purchase a firearm because of a domestic violence conviction while in the Air Force. Yet Kelley purchased four firearms between 2014 and 2017, completing Form 4473 and being approved each time by NICS.
In this case, the Air Force failed to report the court martial to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, which the NICS relies on for information. So, again, the system is only as good as the information it contains.
(It's also worth pointing out that Kelley's murderous rampage was stopped by a private citizen, a plumber named Stephen Willeford, who legally owned an AR-15. Kelley was shot in the leg and torso by Willeford, stopping him from murdering more people inside that church before the police could arrive.)
And whereas sometimes the system on which gun background checks rely is incomplete, in other instances it produces false positives. In other words, law-abiding citizens get incorrectly matched by NICS, or their respective state-level POC data system, with criminals who have similar names. And if that happens to you, then you could be denied your right to own a gun because of a bureaucratic error. Estimates from the Crime Prevention Research Center pointed to 93 percent of initial NICS denials turning out as false positives in 2009, with similar estimates in 2010. (The Obama administration quit reporting these statistics after 2010.) Yes, individuals can appeal this denial and restore their gun rights, but dealing with bureacracy can be an expensive hassle.
The myriad of issues with NICS is why the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a trade association representing the firearms industry, launched FixNICS.org in 2013. It is also why the NSSF publishes a yearly ranking of the states based on the number of mental health records they provide relative to their population – to encourage the states to comply with existing federal law, and submit any and all records establishing an individual as a prohibited person to the FBI's databases. Their goal is to improve the existing system for everyone so that gun background checks are more accurate and complete.
Whether you like them or not, background checks are here to stay for gun owners and gun purchasers – but they are not the saving grace that some make them out to be. Background checks for gun purchases can only do so much and are not the permanent solution to keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and keeping Americans safe from gun violence. More concerning is that they give the state an ever-growing list of private citizens who own guns, and such a list has historically been used for subsequent gun confiscation attempts.
Gun Background Checks: How the State Came To Decide Who Can and Cannot Buy a Firearm originally appeared in The Resistance Library at Ammo.com.
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2020.10.22 12:03 remote-enthusiast Collection of 50 remote jobs - (non)tech

Hello friends! These are the open remote positions I've found that were published today. See you tomorrow! Bleep blop 🤖
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2020.10.22 08:06 Spore2012 Covid Update 10-21-20

Covid Update 10-21-20
ORANGE COUNTY: ~ 3,010,232 people in OC.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: ~ 335 million people in USA.
CALIFORNIA: ~ 39.5 million people in CA State.
NEW YORK: ~ 20 million people in NY State.
For example, 60,000 people die every day from ALL causes. Covid spiked up above that threshold a few times, during January 2020 and April-September 2020. We are actually below that normal threshold even during covid right now and have been for the majority of the year. We are reaching the HIT number and the mathematical curves that predict virus outbreaks correspond with the Gompertz and Sigmoid curve graph models for exponential growth and decline.
SOURCES:
https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/graphics/2020/03/10/us-coronavirus-map-tracking-united-states-outbreak/4945223002/
https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=14,520%20%20as%20a%20percent%20of%20305,820&fbclid=IwAR0XPJnoS_vluWWEEWUSuSkDmr7zmfXMxwdIqvNQNwBLXlS_5drZWcmkuWo
https://www.calculator.net/percent-calculator.html?c22par1=22%2C314&c22par2=427079&ctype=22&x=71&y=18#pctcommon
https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/views/NYS-COVID19-TrackeNYSDOHCOVID-19Tracker-Map?%3Aembed=yes&%3Atoolbar=no&%3Atabs=n
https://update.covid19.ca.gov/#top
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Race-Ethnicity.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0dTuqHQ-OB6ttlnpjIZUtuPPCcrgrxU3_1ANVYjitNsIv2hjX1kG1QlSE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_by_country_and_territory#Total_cases_and_deaths
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrcovid19/excess_deaths.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aHrx68IT7o
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2020.10.22 08:06 Spore2012 Covid Update 10-21-20

Covid Update 10-21-20
ORANGE COUNTY: ~ 3,010,232 people in OC.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: ~ 335 million people in USA.
CALIFORNIA: ~ 39.5 million people in CA State.
NEW YORK: ~ 20 million people in NY State.
For example, 60,000 people die every day from ALL causes. Covid spiked up above that threshold a few times, during January 2020 and April-September 2020. We are actually below that normal threshold even during covid right now and have been for the majority of the year. We are reaching the HIT number and the mathematical curves that predict virus outbreaks correspond with the Gompertz and Sigmoid curve graph models for exponential growth and decline.
SOURCES:
https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/graphics/2020/03/10/us-coronavirus-map-tracking-united-states-outbreak/4945223002/
https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=14,520%20%20as%20a%20percent%20of%20305,820&fbclid=IwAR0XPJnoS_vluWWEEWUSuSkDmr7zmfXMxwdIqvNQNwBLXlS_5drZWcmkuWo
https://www.calculator.net/percent-calculator.html?c22par1=22%2C314&c22par2=427079&ctype=22&x=71&y=18#pctcommon
https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/views/NYS-COVID19-TrackeNYSDOHCOVID-19Tracker-Map?%3Aembed=yes&%3Atoolbar=no&%3Atabs=n
https://update.covid19.ca.gov/#top
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Race-Ethnicity.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0dTuqHQ-OB6ttlnpjIZUtuPPCcrgrxU3_1ANVYjitNsIv2hjX1kG1QlSE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_by_country_and_territory#Total_cases_and_deaths
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrcovid19/excess_deaths.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aHrx68IT7o
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2020.10.21 12:03 remote-enthusiast 59 remote jobs

Hello friends! These are the open remote positions I've found that were published today. See you tomorrow! Bleep blop 🤖
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2020.10.20 14:32 Jeff-Netwrix Protecting PII

Protecting PII
A wide range of privacy regulations govern how organizations collect, store and use personally identifiable information (PII). In general, companies need to ensure data confidentiality, avoid data breaches and leaks, and make sure data is not destroyed or altered in unauthorized ways.
The consequences of lost or leaked PII data are significant. Of course, the individuals involved can be harmed from resulting identity theft and associated costs. But organizations can lose in multiple ways as well: Not only can the costs of investigating the incident and repairing the damage be extensive, the company can be slapped with steep fines for non-compliance with a relevant privacy law, and customers can lose trust and leave forever.
This article explains what PII protection is and how to protect PII effectively with a data-centric security strategy.

What is PII?

PII is any type of information that can identify an individual. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), all of the following kinds of data could be considered PII:
· Name: An individual’s full name, maiden name, alias, or mother’s maiden name
· ID number: Social Security, passport, driver’s license, tax ID or credit card number
· Address: Email or physical mailing address
· Characteristics: Photographs, fingerprints, signature or handwriting, and other biometric data such as voice signature or facial geometry
· Linkable data: Other indirect data that links a person to one of the above categories, like employment information, medical history, date of birth or financial information

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Source: Braze
It’s also important to distinguish between sensitive and non-sensitive PII, so you can create different storage and sharing plans for each type:
· Sensitive PII: Data that is not easily found from public sources, such as a person’s SSN, medical information and driver’s license number
· Non-sensitive PII: Information that is easily accessible in open public outlets like phone books and internet resources, such as a person’s zip code or date of birth.
While there are currently no federal PII protection laws in the United States, U.S. organizations are required to follow a host of other privacy laws that govern specific types of PII, including:
· Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA): Covers customer information stored by financial institutions
· Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): Specifies standards for protecting medical records and personal health information
· Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA): Governs websites and online services geared toward children under 13 to protect their personal information
· Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Protects educational information and related records
· Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA): Governs consumer information held by credit reporting agencies
· Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX): Protects individuals from accounting errors and fraudulent business enterprises
· California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): Governs the collection, sale and disclosure of the personal information of California residents
· Massachusetts data privacy law: Protects Massachusetts residents against identity theft and fraud
· The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Protects the privacy of the personal data of EU citizens and impacts many companies around the globe
· Other data privacy laws, which we covered in an article about the S. data privacy approach
These regulations can be complex, so some organizations engage legal professionals to help them navigate compliance. However, it is often the responsibility of IT staff to ensure that protection practices are in place within company systems and processes.

PII protection best practices

Now that you know what PII is, let’s look at best practices for protecting it. Consider these best practices for protecting PII:
1. Discover and classify your PII. Make sure you classify your personal data into sensitive and non-sensitive categories. Where does this sensitive information currently live? Is any sensitive PII currently being stored in an insecure manner? Make sure you know exactly what data you have and where it is stored so you can implement the right security strategies for different types of data.
2. Perform risk assessments. A risk assessment helps you identify and prioritize your vulnerabilities, so you can correct the most important issues first. To perform a risk assessment, ask these key questions: Where are the gaps in your current security strategy? How do your current risks impact the sensitive data you have? What would the impact be if certain files were leaked or lost?
3. Create the right access and privilege model. Implement the least-privilege model, so that employees can access only the data they need to perform their work. A role-based access model enables you to assign certain access levels to sensitive data to protect against improper data loss or alteration.

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Source: Citrix
4. Use encryption. Encrypting PII helps keep it safe even if it falls into the wrong hands.
5. Don’t store PII you don’t need. Create a policy for destroying records securely when they are no longer needed. This should be a controlled process to avoid the accidental deletion of important data or leaving traces of sensitive data in unsecured locations.
6. Document your policies and procedures for handling sensitive data. Your policy should include the types of data you store, which PII is sensitive versus non-sensitive, and how different types of data must be stored and protected. Be sure to educate your users about those policies and procedures.

Conclusion

Organizations everywhere need to know what PII is and how its loss or leakage could impact their business. The data protection techniques listed above will help you identify and protect your PII. Consider investing in data security software that will help you efficiently and effectively protect your PII and monitor for security threats.
Original article - How to Protect PII

Related content:
· [Free Guide] Data Security Policy Template
· [Free Guide] GDPR Compliance Checklist
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2020.10.20 12:03 remote-enthusiast Collected 61 jobs

Hello friends! These are the open remote positions I've found that were published today. See you tomorrow! Bleep blop 🤖
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2020.10.19 18:10 fffam [Trivia] Anno 1800 specialists and their real-world equivalents (a full list!)

I've been playing through 1800 again recently, and while hunting legendary specialists I noticed that some of the game data has development names for them listed, which often point to the specialists being based on people or items that existed in the 19th or early-20th centuries, or in some cases references to movies, Youtubers or characters from earlier Anno games. Really cool aspect of the game, and great work by whoever worked on this at Ubisoft. I decided it might be interesting to collate a quick list to fill the time while we patiently wait for Land of Lions.
The list is split into 4 parts: Specialists, Inventions, Specialists based on Youtuber content creators, and specialists which seem like references.

Specialists

Items based on inventions

Specialists based on Youtubers

Specialists who are probably references but I couldn't figure out

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2020.10.19 12:32 Perryapsis Distribution of Votes and Outlier Analysis of the AP Poll (Week 7)

TABLE

HOW TO READ THIS TABLE
Teams are ranked in their order from the AP Poll for the current week. The column to the right of the team name shows the number of points that team received using the AP Poll's Borda Count rules. The following columns show how many votes for each ranking the team received. The "U" column shows how many voters left the team off their ballots entirely. Gridlines are placed every 5 lines for ease of reading. A double-line is placed below the 25th-ranked team to distinguish "ranked" teams above it to "receiving votes" teams below it.
Some cells are shaded to highlight points of interest. The green diagonal highlights how many voters ranked a team exactly where they ended up in the overall poll. For example, Florida is ranked 10th in this week's poll and 11 voters placed Florida in their 10th spot. Values for which a team received no votes at that rank are shaded in red, while placements chosen by only exactly one voter are highlighted in blue. The most common selection (the mode) for each team is shaded yellow. Votes that are more than three standard deviations away from the mean are considered outliers and outlined in with dashed red lines. Finally, since there are very few votes that ever end up near the top-right or bottom-left of the chart, those cells are filled in with black diagonally as much as possible without covering up any nonzero values. This helps naturally guide the eye while viewing the chart and helps identify outlying votes.
NOTES FOR THIS WEEK
The upper Wilner Diagonal was set by 8 voters leaving flair Ohio State unranked, while the most common place to put them was 3rd with 39 such votes. The lower Wilner Diagonal is set by Pete Martini ranking falir Arizona State 17th, the team's only vote. A total of 147 votes were cast for receiving-votes teams amounting to a total of 609 points (3.0%). 327 votes matched their team's rank exactly this week (e.g. putting the 10th place team at 10, 20th place at 20th, etc). flair Southern Methodist has the largest disagreement between voters this week with a standard deviation of 3.92.
OUTLIER ANALYSIS
Adjusted rankings
This follows the same methodology as my original analysis from the preseason poll. The results are pretty typical of what we've seen so far this year. flair Ohio State jumps to 3rd over flair Notre Dame and flair Georgia. Likewise, flair Penn State move to 6th over flair Oklahoma State and flair Texas A&M. Then flair Oregon rises 3 spots to 10th, passing flair Florida, flair Miami, and flair Brigham Young. Then at the very bottom, flair Coastal Carolina swaps with flair Southern California for 24/25. Then there's the weekly random rearrangement in the receiving votes section. Only 2 teams (flair Arizona State and flair Texas) were removed entirely this time.
COLUMN ANALYSIS
Who is the best team to receive a last place vote? (SMU) What is the worst team to receive a top 5 vote? (Oregon) This table isn't pretty (yet), but here's the raw data.
AUSTRALIAN POLL
Why not flip all the votes upside down for fun and chaos? Then the goal is to be ranked as low as possible on each ballot, but not get left off of any ballots. This results in a silly ranking, but screw it, why not? Marshall tops the Australian Poll this week.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I would like to thank u/bakonydraco for providing the data set for this table.

TABLE

No shading

Outlier-adjusted rankings

Column extremes

Flipped-votes rankings

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2020.10.19 06:30 indiangrill92 Netflix, Amazon Rewrite Bollywood Rules With Focus on Women

https://www-bloomberg-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-10-15/women-rewrite-rules-of-bollywood-thanks-to-netflix-amazon Highlights from the article:
Views:
I think this bodes well for consumers of these OTT platforms. But I think the huge thankless players in this field are Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram and TikTok, which allowed women to step up and become more confident creators as well as more prolific consumers of content.
Your thoughts?
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2020.10.18 15:23 HighRoller390 Lockdowns. What do we now know?

WHO: "The only thing Lockdowns have achieved is poverty" https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/global/coronavirus-who-backflips-on-virus-stance-by-condemning-lockdowns/news-story/f2188f2aebff1b7b291b297731c3da74?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Lockdowns and Mask Mandates Do Not Lead to Reduced COVID Transmission Rates or Deaths. https://www.aier.org/article/lockdowns-and-mask-mandates-do-not-lead-to-reduced-covid-transmission-rates-or-deaths-new-study-suggests/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Lockdowns did not save lives, they did destroy economies. https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020-opinion-coronavirus-europe-lockdown-excess-deaths-recession/
Yale study confirms lockdowns did not save lives http://archive.is/6ljoK
Telaviv Study shows Lockdowns did not correlate with lower deaths in any country https://m.jpost.com/israel-news/social-distancing-more-important-than-lockdowns-in-covid-19-fight-tau-644754?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
WHO official urges world leaders to stop using lockdowns as primary virus control method.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/who-official-urges-world-leaders-to-stop-using-lockdowns-as-primary-virus-control-method?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
The Failed Experiment of Covid Lockdowns https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-failed-experiment-of-covid-lockdowns-11599000890?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
14 million children are going hungry because of lockdowns https://m.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/14-million-children-going-hungry-coronavirus_n_5f07777cc5b6480493cd5e87?ri18n=true&utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
CDC Director: Threat Of Suicide, Drugs, Flu To Youth ‘Far Greater’ Than Covid https://www.buckinstitute.org/covid-webinar-series-transcript-robert-redfield-md/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Global Study shows No link between schools and coronavirus infection rates https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/no-link-schools-re-opening-coronavirus-infection-rates-global/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
16,000 Doctors & Scientists Sign Declaration Strongly Opposing A 2nd Lockdown https://gbdeclaration.org/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app#sign
The data is in. Time to re-open https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-data-are-in-its-time-for-major-reopening-11592264199?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Norway PM regrets Lockdowns. https://au.news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-norway-pm-regrets-not-taking-sweden-approach-075607536.html?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Quarantine measures in the United Kingdom as a result of the new coronavirus may have already killed more UK seniors than the coronavirus has https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1931
University of California, Berkeley carefully evaluated empirical data on social distancing, shelter-in-place orders, and lives saved. Their findings? Social-distancing measures reduced person-to-person contact by about 50%, while harsher shelter-in-place rules reduced contact by only an additional 5%.
Lockdowns will likely be more than $1 Trillion and that’s an understatement of the costs when you consider increased suicides and other social losses not captured in gross domestic product. For example, parents of young children have widely noted their kids’ gloomy outlook when not allowed to be with friends.https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5h97n884
A study from economists affiliated with Germany’s IZA Institute of Labor Economics suggests that the Berkeley estimate of 74,000 lives saved over the past four months is best understood as an upper bound. The reason is that shelter-at-home policies don’t so much reduce Covid-19 deaths as delay them. http://ftp.iza.org/dp13265.pdf
http://www.o-cha.net/english/teacha/distribution/greentea3.html https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/04/22/there-is-no-empirical-evidence-for-these-lockdowns/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
The country with the strictest lockdowns on earth has the highest excess deaths on earth. https://archive.is/G6S8i?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Long term coat of Lockdowns could exceed 15 Trillion Dollars. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/news/school-closings-projected-cost-15t-4212785?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
UK Lockdowns lead to an estimated 18,000 excess cancer deaths https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/ap29/extra-18000-cancer-patients-in-england-could-die-in-next-year-study?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Denmark went back to school months ago, nothing happened. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/denmark-schools-covid-19-pandemic-1.5720508?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
COVID Lockdowns push millions more children deeper into poverty https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/09/1072602?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Lockdowns make domestic abuse rise.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52453372?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
U.K. Current official projections are the Lockdowns will kill about twice as many people as the disease https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8774141/Coronavirus-UK-Lockdown-kill-75-000-thats-OFFICIAL-projection.html?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Switzerland is divided into 26 provinces (cantons). Some required masks, some didn't. No differences in outcomes have been observed. https://mobile.twitter.com/MarcBuergi/status/1311253757028638722?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
NYTimes Admits WHO's Decision Not To Close Borders At Start Of Pandemic Was Based On "Politics", Not Science
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/30/world/europe/ski-party-pandemic-travel-coronavirus.html?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app#click=https://t.co/bQcZ9Mquu1
Nicaragua - No Lockdowns, No Mask Mandates, virtually no deaths https://libya360.wordpress.com/2020/09/26/nicaragua-the-country-that-didnt-swallow-the-covid-blue-pill/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
No link between schools and coronavirus infection rates, global analysis suggests https://rs-delve.github.io/reports/2020/07/24/balancing-the-risk-of-pupils-returning-to-schools.html
MEDIA
[1] https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/01/31/how-our-brains-make-coronavirus-seem-scarier-than-it-is/
[2] https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/time-for-a-reality-check-america-the-flu-is-a-much-bigger-threat-than-coronavirus-for-now/2020/01/31/46a15166-4444-11ea-b5fc-eefa848cde99_story.html
[3] https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/02/03/why-we-should-be-wary-an-aggressive-government-response-coronavirus/
[4] https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/18/world/europe/coronavirus-stigma-europe.html
[5] https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/20/us/coronavirus-racist-attacks-against-asian-americans/index.html
WHO says to keep borders open Jan 31 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-who-idUSKBN1ZU1C2?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
NY Times showed no support for China travel restrictions in early Feb https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/31/business/china-travel-coronavirus.html?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
WHO Feb 27 - still criticizing Trump's travel ban https://www.axios.com/trump-coronavirus-response-criticism-adcb77db-a7ff-44b9-a0e0-52f5c4885e23.html?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Democrats and Their Media Allies Want You to Forget How They Downplayed Wuhan Coronavirus https://archive.fo/0AjBH?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Pelosi inviting everyone to Chinatown Feb, 24 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CmllqkU6j2k&utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
POPULATION DENSITY
Crowded city streets, subways, and buses have been considered the most likely places to become infected with COVID-19 over the past few months. Surprisingly, however, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concludes that densely populated spaces aren’t actually linked to higher infection rates.
Even more confounding, the study’s analysis indicates that crowded, dense locations are associated with lower coronavirus death rates.
https://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/urban-density-not-linked-to-higher-coronavirus-infection-rates-and-is-linked-to-lower-covid-19-death-rates.html
Population density has little to do with deaths per capita.
https://www.britannica.com/science/infectious-disease/Population-density
plus
https://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/urban-density-not-linked-to-higher-coronavirus-infection-rates-and-is-linked-to-lower-covid-19-death-rates.html
from
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01944363.2020.1777891
Reopening
Georgia deaths plummet after reopening economy https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/once-seen-outbreak-disaster-making-georgia-just-hit-3-month-low-covid?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Regardless of media lies, deaths have fallen for 10 straight weeks https://outkick.com/coronavirus-daily-deaths-down-92-4-from-peak-have-declined-ten-straight-weeks/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Georgia reopens - deaths down
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/georgia-reports-lowest-number-covid-patients-in-a-month?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app--
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2020.10.17 19:31 coRvid_ice_elation Massive Lawsuit Launches Against the Lockdowns

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

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The Video ref above - by Dr. Reiner Fuellmich5 is long, (see orig. link at bottom) but I strongly recommend listening to it in its entirety. Fuellmich has been a consumer protection trial lawyer in California and Germany6 for 26 years and is one of four founding members of the German Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee (Außerparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss7),8,9 launched July 10, 2020.
The other three founding members, all lawyers, are Viviane Fischer, Antonia Fischer and Justus P. Hoffmann, Ph.D.10 Fuellmich is heading up the committee's corona crisis tort case. All meetings are live-streamed and available on the Committee's YouTube channel11 (at least for now).
According to Fuellmich, an international class-action lawsuit will be filed against those responsible for implementing the economically devastating lockdowns around the world, as well as using fraudulent testing to engineer the appearance of a dangerous pandemic.
This includes everyone from local policy makers all the way to the World Health Organization and drug companies. He claims more than 50 other countries will be following suit.
"I have been practicing law primarily as a trial lawyer against fraudulent corporations such as Deutsche bank, formerly one of the world's largest and most respected banks, today one of the most toxic criminal organizations in the world;
VW, one of the world's largest and most respected car manufacturers, today notorious for its giant diesel fraud; and Cunard and Niagara the world's largest shipping company. We're suing them in a multi-million-dollar bribery case," Fuellmich says.
"All the above-mentioned cases of corruption and fraud committed by the German corporations pale in comparison in view of the extent of the damage that the corona crisis has caused and continues to cause. This corona crisis, according to all we know today, must be renamed a corona scandal; and those responsible for it must be criminally prosecuted and sued for civil damages."

Exposing Corrupt Agendas

Fuellmich stresses that, on a political level, all-out efforts must be made to ensure "that no one will ever again be in a position of such power as to be able to defraud humanity, or to attempt to manipulate us with their corrupt agendas."
To that end, the Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee will be working with an international network of lawyers to argue the most massive tort case ever — a case Fuellmich describes as "probably the greatest crime against humanity ever committed."
As explained by Fuellmich, crimes against humanity, first defined during the Nuremberg trials following World War II, are today regulated in Section 7 of the International Criminal Code. The three questions the committee seeks to answer through judicial means are:
1.Is there a COVID-19 pandemic or is there only a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test pandemic?
Specifically, does a positive PCR test result mean that the individual is infected with SARS-CoV-2 and has COVID-19, or does it mean absolutely nothing in connection with the COVID-19 infection?
2.Do pandemic response measures such as lockdowns, mask mandates, social distancing and quarantine regulations serve to protect the world's population from COVID-19, or do these measures serve only to make people panic?
Are these measures intended to sow "panic in order to make people believe, without asking any questions, that their lives are in danger, so that the pharmaceutical and tech industries can generate huge profits from the sale of PCR tests, antigen and antibody tests and vaccines, as well as the harvesting of our genetic fingerprints?"
3.Is it true that the German government was massively lobbied — more so than any other country — by the chief protagonists of this COVID-19 pandemic?
According to Fuellmich, Germany "is known as a particularly disciplined country and was therefore to become a role model for the rest of the world for its strict and, of course, successful adherence" to pandemic measures.
Answers to these questions are urgently needed, he says, because SARS-CoV-2, which is touted as one of the most serious threats to life in modern history, "has not caused any excess mortality anywhere in the world."
Pandemic measures, on the other hand, have "caused the loss of innumerable human lives, and have destroyed the economic existence of countless companies and individuals worldwide," Fuellmich says.
He points out that in Australia, residents are now thrown into prison if they do not comply with mask rules, and in the Philippines, people can be shot dead if they defy lockdown orders or don't wear a mask.12,13 During the first week of April 2020, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced he would "not hesitate" to kill anyone challenging his pandemic restrictions:14,15
"I will not hesitate. My orders are to the police and military, as well as village officials, if there is any trouble, or occasions where there's violence and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead.
Is that understood? Dead. Instead of causing trouble, I will bury you. Do not intimidate the government. Do not challenge the government. You will lose," Duterte said.
This hardly seems to be a strategy aimed at preserving life. Fuellmich goes on to present "the facts as they present themselves," based on expert testimony collected by the committee so far.

The German Congress on Global Health

According to Fuellmich, in May 2019, and again in early 2020, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Germany held a congress on global health. In addition to political leaders, including Mr. Tedros Adhanom, head of the WHO, and German health officials, speeches were also given by chief lobbyists of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.
"Less than a year later these very people called the shots in the proclamation of the worldwide corona pandemic, made sure that mass PCR tests were used to prove mass infections with COVID-19 all over the world, and are now pushing for vaccines to be invented and sold worldwide," Fuellmich says.
"These infections, or rather the positive test results that the PCR tests delivered, in turn became the justification for worldwide lockdowns, social distancing and mandatory face masks."
He also points out that the very definition of "pandemic" was altered 12 years ago. Originally, a pandemic was defined as a disease that spread worldwide, resulting in widespread serious illness and deaths. Twelve years ago, the definition was changed to reflect a disease that spreads worldwide only. "Many serious illnesses and many deaths were not required anymore, to announce a pandemic," he says.

The Swine Flu Pandemic That Wasn't

This change to the definition of a pandemic is what allowed the WHO to declare the swine flu a pandemic in June 2009,16 which resulted in the sale of many millions of dollars of fast-tracked swine flu vaccines. Within months, cases of disability and death from the H1N1 vaccine were reported in various parts of the world.
In the aftermath, the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) questioned the WHO's handling of the pandemic. In June 2010, PACE concluded "the handling of the pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), EU health agencies and national governments led to a 'waste of large sums of public money, and unjustified scares and fears about the health risks faced by the European public.'"17
Specifically, PACE concluded there was "overwhelming evidence that the seriousness of the pandemic was vastly overrated by WHO," and that the drug industry had influenced the organization's decision-making.
A joint investigation by the British Medical Journal and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) also uncovered serious conflicts of interest between the WHO — which promoted the global vaccination agenda — and the drug companies that created those vaccines.18 As noted by Fuellmich:
"These vaccines proved to be completely unnecessary because the swine flu eventually turned out to be a mild flu and never became the horrific plague that the pharmaceutical industry and its affiliated universities kept announcing it would turn into, with millions of deaths certain to happen, if people didn't get vaccinated.
These vaccines also led to serious health problems: about 700 children in Europe fell incurably ill with narcolepsy and are now forever severely disabled. The vaccines bought with millions of taxpayers' money had to be destroyed, with even more taxpayers' money."

The Virologist Responsible for Germany's Lockdown Orders

One of the characters that drummed up panic in 2009 with his doomsday prophesies was German virologist Christian Drosten, head of the Institute of Virology at the University of Bonn Medical Centre, best known for developing the first diagnostic test for SARS in 2003. He also developed a diagnostic test for the swine flu.19
Drosten spoke at the 2019 CDU congress on global health, and according to Fuellmich, when it came time to decide on a response for COVID-19, the German government relied on the opinion of Drosten alone.
"In an outrageous violation of the universally accepted principle audiator at ultra parse, which means that one must also hear the other side, the only person they listened to was Mr. Drosten, that is, the very person whose horrific panic-inducing prognosis had proved to be catastrophically false 12 years earlier," Fuellmich says.
Meanwhile, many "highly renowned scientists" painted a completely different picture of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them, professor John Ioannidis of Stanford University in California; professor Michael Levitt, a biophysicist at Stanford University and Nobel prize winner for chemistry; German professors Karin Mulling, Sucharit Bhakdi, Klud Wittkowski and Stefan Homburg.
Dr. Mike Yeadon, former vice president and scientific director of Pfizer, is also on this list. Yeadon recently went on record stating "there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen," and that false positive results from unreliable PCR tests are being used to "manufacture a 'second wave' based on 'new cases.'"20
"They assumed, and still do assume, that there was no disease that went beyond the gravity of the seasonal flu; that the population had already acquired cross or T-cell immunity against this allegedly new virus; and that there was therefore no reason for any special measures and certainly not for vaccinations," Fuellmich says.
He also quotes21 from a scientific paper published in September 2020 by Yeadon and colleagues, in which they state:
"We're basing our government policy, our economic policy and the policy of restricting fundamental rights presumably on completely wrong data and assumptions about the coronavirus. If it weren't for the test results that are constantly reported in the media, the pandemic would be over, because nothing really happened."

Situational Analysis

Commenting on "the current, actual situation regarding the virus's danger; the complete uselessness of PCR tests for the detection of infections; and the lockdowns based on nonexistent infections," Fuellmich states:
"We know that the health care systems were never in danger of becoming overwhelmed by COVID-19. On the contrary, many hospitals remain empty to this day and some are now facing bankruptcy. The hospital ship Comfort which anchored in New York at the time, and could have accommodated a thousand patients, never accommodated more than some 20 patients.
Nowhere was there any excess mortality. Studies carried out by Professor Ioannidis and others have shown that the mortality of corona is equivalent to that of the seasonal flu; even the pictures from Bergamo and New York that were used to demonstrate to the world that panic was in order proved to be deliberately misleading.
Then, the so-called 'panic paper' was leaked which was written by the German Department of the Interior. Its classified content shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that in fact the population was deliberately driven to panic by politicians and mainstream media.
The accompanying irresponsible statements of the head of the RKI, remember the CDC, Mr. Wieler who repeatedly and excitedly announced that the corona measures must be followed unconditionally by the population, without them asking any question shows that he followed the script verbatim.
In his public statements, he kept announcing that the situation was very grave and threatening although the figures compiled by his own institute proved the exact opposite. Among other things, the panic paper calls for children to be made to feel responsible, and I quote, 'for the painful tortured death of their parents and grandparents if they do not follow the corona rules.'"
Fuellmich goes on to cite data showing that in Bergamo, Italy, 94% of deaths were not the result of COVID-19 infection spreading wild but, rather, the consequence of the government's decision to transfer sick patients from hospitals to nursing homes, where they spread infection — colds, flu and SARS-CoV-2 — among the old and frail.
This was also done by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo,22 in direct violation of federal guidelines,23 as well as in Minnesota, Ohio,24 Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan and California.25 Fuellmich also points out the routine malpractice that occurred in some New York hospitals, where all suspected COVID-19 patients were placed on mechanical ventilation, which turned out to be a death sentence.
"Again, to clarify, COVID-19 … is a dangerous disease, just like the seasonal flu is a dangerous disease, and of course COVID-19, just like the seasonal flu, may sometimes take a severe clinical course and will sometimes kill patients," Fuellmich says.
"However, as autopsies have shown, which were carried out in Germany, in particular by the forensic scientist Professor Klaus Püschel in Hamburg, the fatalities he examined had almost all been caused by serious pre-existing conditions and almost all of the people who had died, had died at a very old age, just like in Italy, meaning they had lived beyond their average life expectancy.
In this context, the following should also be mentioned: the German RKI, that is again the equivalent of the CDC, had initially, strangely enough, recommended that no autopsies be performed and there are numerous credible reports that doctors and hospitals worldwide had been paid money for declaring a deceased person a victim of COVID-19 rather than writing down the true cause of death on the death certificate, for example a heart attack or a gunshot wound.
Without the autopsies, we would never know that the overwhelming majority of the alleged COVID-19 victims had died of completely different diseases but not of COVID-19."

Lockdowns Were and Are Unnecessary

Based on the expert testimony collected so far by Fuellmich and his colleagues, lockdowns were unnecessary, and any claim to the contrary is wrong. The three reasons for this are:
  1. Lockdowns were imposed at a time when the virus was already in retreat and infection rates were starting to decline
  2. Scientific evidence shows a majority of people already have built-in protection against the virus due to cross-reactive T cell immunity from exposure to cold and flu viruses26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35
  3. The PCR test — which is being used as a gauge of infection rates and a justification for restrictive measures — "do not give any indication of an infection with any virus let alone an infection with SARS-CoV-2"
To the politicians, who believe those corrupt people, these facts are hereby offered as a lifeline, that can help you readjust your course of action and start the long overdue public scientific discussion and not go down with those charlatans and criminals. ~ Dr. Reiner Fuellmich

The PCR Test Fraud

First of all, the PCR test have not been approved for diagnostic purposes. Its inventor, Kary Mullis, has repeatedly yet unsuccessfully stressed that this test should not be used as a diagnostic tool. As noted by Fuellmich:
"[PCR tests] are simply incapable of diagnosing any disease ... A positive PCR test result does not mean that an infection is present. If someone tests positive, it does not mean that they're infected with anything, let alone with the contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus. Even the United States CDC … agrees with this and I quote directly from page 38 of one of its publications on the coronavirus and the PCR tests dated July 13 2020:36
The PCR swabs take one or two sequences of a molecule that are invisible to the human eye and therefore need to be amplified in many cycles to make it visible. Everything over 35 cycles is … considered completely unreliable and scientifically unjustifiable.
However, the Drosten test as well as the WHO recommended tests … are set to 45 cycles. Can that be because of the desire to produce as many positive results as possible and thereby provide the basis for the false assumption that a large number of infections have been detected?"
Equally important is the fact that PCR tests cannot distinguish between inactive viruses and "live" or reproductive ones. As a result, they may pick up dead debris or inactive viral particles that pose no risk whatsoever to the patient and others. What's more, the test can pick up the presence of other coronaviruses, so a positive result may simply indicate that you've recuperated from a common cold in the past.
"Even Drosten himself declared in an interview with a German business magazine in 2014 … that these PCR tests are so highly sensitive that even very healthy and non-infectious people may test positive," Fuellmich notes.
"In my view, it is completely implausible that [Drosten] forgot in 2020 what he knew about the PCR tests and told the business magazine in 2014. In short, this test cannot detect any infection, contrary to all false claims stating that it can.
An infection, a so-called hot infection, requires that the virus … penetrates into the cells, replicates there and causes symptoms such as headaches or a sore throat. Only then is a person really infected, in the sense of a hot infection; because only then is a person contagious, that is, able to infect others.
Until then it is completely harmless for both the host and all other people that the host comes into contact with … A number of highly respected scientists worldwide assume that there has never been a corona pandemic but only a PCR test pandemic …
Dr. Yeadon, in agreement with the professors of immunology, Camera from Germany, Capel from the Netherlands and Cahill from Ireland as well as a microbiologist, Dr. Harvey from Austria, all of whom testified before the German corona committee, explicitly points out that a positive test does not mean that an intact virus has been found."
In the September 20, 2020 article37 "Lies, Damned Lies and Health Statistics — The Deadly Danger of False Positives," Yeadon details the problems with basing our pandemic response on positive PCR tests.
In summary, the PCR test simply measures the presence of partial DNA sequences that are present in a virus, but it cannot tell us whether that virus is active or inactive. Chances are, if you have no symptoms, a positive test simply means it has detected inactive viral DNA in your body. This would also mean that you are not contagious.

Collateral Damage

While mortality statistics during the pandemic have been within the norms of any given year,38,39 meaning the pandemic has not resulted in an excess number of deaths or a death toll higher than normal, the collateral damage from pandemic response measures is nearly incalculable. Public health, both physical and mental, as well as the global economy, have all suffered tremendous blows.
Fuellmich cites yet another leaked document written by a German official in the Department of the Interior, dubbed "the False Alarm paper,"40,41 which concludes that there's no evidence to suggest SARS-CoV-2 posed a serious health risk for the population, at least the danger is no greater than that of many other viruses, while pandemic measures have "manifold" and "grave" consequences.
"This, he concludes, will lead to very high claims for damages, which the government will be held responsible for. This has now become reality but the paper's author was suspended," Fuellmich says.
"More and more scientists, but also lawyers, recognize that as a result of the deliberate panic-mongering and the corona measures enabled by this panic, democracy is in great danger of being replaced by fascist totalitarian models …
According to psychologists and psychotherapists who testified before the corona committee, children are traumatized en masse, with the worst psychological consequences yet to be expected in the medium and long term.
In Germany alone, 500,000 to 800,000 bankruptcies are expected in the fall to strike small and medium-sized businesses which form the backbone of the economy. This will result in incalculable tax losses and incalculably high and long-term social security money transfers for, among other things, unemployment benefits."

Legal Consequences

In closing, Fuellmich reviews the legal consequences that are currently underway. This includes looking at the constitutionality of the measures. He notes:
"Very recently, a judge, Torsten Schleife … declared publicly that the German judiciary, just like the general public has been so panic-stricken that it was no longer able to administer justice properly. He says that the courts of law, and I quote:
'Have all too quickly waved through coercive measures which for millions of people all over Germany represent massive suspensions of their constitutional rights.' He points out that German citizens, again I quote:
'Are currently experiencing the most serious encroachment on their constitutional rights since the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949. In order to contain the corona pandemic federal and state governments have intervened,' he says, 'massively and in part threatening the very existence of the country, as it is guaranteed by the constitutional rights of the people.'"
Then there are the issues of fraud, intentional infliction of damage and crimes against humanity. According to Fuellmich, there's evidence showing a range of falsehoods and misrepresentations of facts have purposely been circulated, such that, based on the rules of criminal law, "it can only be assessed as fraud," and "based on the rules of civil tort law, this translates into intentional infliction of damage."
"The German professor of civil law, Martin Schwab, supports this finding in public interviews in a comprehensive legal opinion of around 180 pages. He has familiarized himself with the subject matter like no other legal scholar has done thus far and in particular has provided a detailed account of the complete failure of the mainstream media to report on the true facts of this so-called pandemic," Fuellmich says.
"Under the rules of civil tort law, all those who have been harmed by these PCR tests, PCR tests induced lockdowns are entitled to receive full compensation for their losses. In particular, there is a duty to compensate, that is, a duty to pay damages, for the loss of profits suffered by companies and self-employed persons as a result of the lockdown, and other measures.
In the meantime, however, the anti-corona measures have caused and continue to cause such devastating damage to the world's population's health and economy that the crimes committed by Messrs Drosten, Wieler and the WHO must be legally qualified as actual crimes against humanity, as defined in Section 7 of the International Criminal Code."
To address these grievances, the German Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee is prepared to file a class-action lawsuit — a legal remedy available in the U.S. and Canada — against the responsible parties.
"It should be emphasized that nobody must join the class action, but every injured party can join the class action," Fuellmich explains. "The advantage of the class action is that only one trial is needed, namely, to try the complaint of a representative plaintiff who is affected in a manner typical of everyone else in the class."
Such a lawsuit would also open the door to pretrial discovery, which requires all relevant evidence to be presented to the other party. Destruction or withholding evidence has serious consequences, as "the party withholding or … destroying evidence loses the case under these evidence rules."
In Germany, a group of tort lawyers have already started the process of disseminating information and legal forms, and estimating damages among German plaintiffs. Fuellmich concludes his announcement explaining how the lawsuit will proceed from here:
"Initially, this group of lawyers had considered to also collect and manage the claims for damages of other non-German plaintiffs but this proved to be unmanageable.
However, through an international lawyers' network, which is growing larger by the day, the German group of attorneys provides to all of their colleagues, in all other countries, free of charge, all relevant information, including expert opinions and testimonies of experts showing that the PCR tests cannot detect infections and they also provide them with all relevant information as to how they can prepare and bundle the claims for damages of their clients so that they too can assert their clients claims for damages either in their home countries, courts of law, or within the framework of the class action as explained above …
To the politicians, who believe those corrupt people, these facts are hereby offered as a lifeline, that can help you readjust your course of action and start the long overdue public scientific discussion and not go down with those charlatans and criminals."
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2020.10.17 17:19 brisualso I wrote a parasitic infection, apocalyptic, zombie-esque creature short story! If anyone's interested, here's the first installment! I hope you enjoy it!

Symbiosis: The Beginning
The alarm wailed. Flashing white lights accompanied the near-deafening sound. Dr. Phillip Shirley shuffled through the papers sprawled on the tabletop. He scanned the data, piece by piece, over and over again, searching for the answer to his mistake. None of his research implied things would go so wrong. He was supposed to reimagine modern medicine. Instead of changing the world, he ruined everything.
“Phil.” Phillip’s wife, Brenda, placed her hand on his shoulder. “It’s time to go.” Her words were calm and close to Phillip’s ear.
Phillip froze, clutching a sheet of paper to where the words formed an unreadable mass, frustration leaking from him by the sight of his trembling hands. He wasn’t angry with his wife. He was angry with himself. He couldn’t leave–not yet. Leaving meant quitting. Quitting meant finality. Phillip staked his entire career on nothing ever being final. Mistakes were never anything but hiccups—errors that slipped past eyes after eyes. He was a reputable Parasitologist. He had gone through so much to reach this point in his life. This was surely an error he could locate and fix. He just needed time. But time had never been a friend, and when Brenda spoke up, her nerves seemingly unperturbed by the chaos ensuing around them, Phillip felt the weight he’d been so desperately avoiding start to crush him. Everything became real. His mistakes couldn’t be fixed.
Why didn’t he predict the mutation? How could he be so stupid? It was elementary. It was careless. And it would cost many people their lives.
Brenda squeezed Phillip’s shoulder. “Let’s go,” she said. Phillip’s body relaxed at her touch. It always did; it always would.
When the alarm sounded, Phillip had checked his phone to see where it was triggered. The facility’s security application read HISTOLOGY: ROOM 240–second floor, opposite side of the building–though the reason for the trigger was unknown. The security application wasn’t designed to relay why; its only purpose was to tell you where.
Phillip figured it was tied to the riots and protests going on across the state ever since his experiment took a turn no one—especially him—expected. A mix of peaceful and not-so-peaceful protesters crowded the front entrance of the facility every morning, cursing at Phillip and his colleagues, even though his colleagues had nothing to do with it. It wasn’t like rioters hadn’t tried breaking in before. This was the fourth time within a month the alarm had gone off, the first three from attempts at unauthorized entry.
After staring at the papers in front of him, all with figures, notes, data tables, and charts, Phillip glanced at the picture sitting at the corner of his desk. It was him, his wife, and his daughter, Jackie. It was a simple image–the three of them standing outside the facility, smiling faces, Phillip’s arm around Brenda, his hand on Jackie’s shoulder–but it was them, and it was real. They were a happy, loving family. Phillip did it all for his family.
Jackie was diagnosed with leukemia when she was seven years old. She got weaker and sicker, and all the chemotherapy did was empty their bank account. By the time she was eleven, Jackie had relapsed twice. Phillip had dedicated his work to finding an alternative treatment after the first relapse, when Jackie was nine; the second relapse only reconfirmed Phillip’s doubt in the worldwide-accepted process.
Over six years of research and ParaSymbio was created. The biologically engineered protozoan parasites would target abnormal white blood cells and engulf them, while simultaneously strengthening the normal ones. It was FDA-approved and onto Phase IV where several hundred patients, including Jackie, would be injected with the parasites.
Phillip glanced between Brenda and Jackie in the photo. Jackie looked so much like her mother, from the slightly turned-up nose to the twinkle in her eyes, and when the chemotherapy hadn’t taken her hair, it was the same shade of brown. She got her freckles and fair skin from Phillip, though when Brenda was pregnant, he hoped the baby would share his soft red hair. Once Jackie was born, that no longer mattered. One look and Phillip was in love. He vowed to be the best father he could be. The picture was taken a week after Jackie’s first injection. Sixteen years old and she could finally have the childhood she deserved.
All of that work disappeared over the span of a mutation. It was all for nothing…
Phillip closed his eyes, trying to hold onto the image of his beloved daughter. It wasn’t for nothing; it was all for her. She was healthy. She was happy. He stopped what would’ve killed her; although, Phillip couldn’t help but wonder: What if it had been her instead of Bobby?
Bobby Welding–ten years old, bed-ridden, diagnosed with fatal leukemia several months prior–was one of the several hundred patients injected during Phase IV. Having reminded Phillip of his daughter’s struggle, he injected Bobby personally. Phillip looked Bobby in the eyes and told him–promised him: “Everything will be okay now.”
It would never be okay again.
By the second week, Bobby could walk, albeit with frequent breaks as his muscles regained their strength. Bobby was unrecognizable by week four: the biggest, happiest grin, trying out for the soccer team, hardly ever becoming tired. It was an amazing sight.
It wasn’t until week seven that everything fell apart. Bobby became catatonic. He was rushed to the hospital where, upon examination, it was found that Bobby’s parasites had mutated during their replication phase. Eight hours later, still hooked up to wires connected to machines monitoring his vitals, Bobby woke up–but it wasn’t Bobby anymore.
The mutated organisms fused with the original organisms to form what scientists referred to as “Autocrat Parasites”. Bobby’s once friendly symbionts–the very things that made it so Bobby could, at last, enjoy his childhood–seized his Central Nervous System, turning him into nothing more than a shell of his former self–a means of spreading the parasites. That night, what used to be little Bobby Welding attacked his parents and a nurse before other nurses could restrain him.
ParaSymbio shut down. Corporations worked on ways to rid people’s bodies of the very thing Phillip spent years creating. What if it had been Jackie instead of Bobby?
Phillip shook the thought away, his mind desperately clinging to the image of his daughter, happy and healthy, rather than the “what if” image of her attacking others, having to be sedated–to be locked up for everyone else’s safety, like Bobby.
When he was sure Jackie’s image wouldn’t fade, Phillip nodded. Brenda was right: It was time to go. They should’ve evacuated the building already, but Phillip refused to leave his research. He spent so much of his career researching and creating these organisms. Maybe there was no way he could fix his mistake, but he couldn’t leave his work behind, even if it seemed like it had no place in the world anymore.
Phillip turned to face his wife and the first judge of his crimes. Her age shone with subtle creases at the corners of her eyes and shallow wrinkles at the middle of her forehead. Telling from the tank top under her jacket and the dirt marks on her khakis, her team must’ve been working in the field. Her hair probably started as a neat bun en route to her assignment; loose strands now dangled in her face. It wouldn’t be the work of a Geologist if it wasn’t a little messy; however, despite the dry sweat, the newly formed sunburn, and the dirt on her face, she was beautiful.
Phillip expected disappointment, even contempt. When he was met with soft, understanding eyes and a gentle smile, he remembered what his guilt tried so hard to cloud: Brenda would never offer the cruel judgement he thought he deserved. She knew he didn’t do it on purpose. His research suggested a symbiotic relationship where the host would house the parasites, and in return, the parasites would do what they were engineered to do—suppress the cancer. Dr. Phillip Shirley only ever wanted to help people. He only ever wanted to heal his daughter. Brenda knew that. How could he ever think she’d judge him?
“You’re my rock, Brenda,” Phillip said.
Brenda smiled, a contrast to Phillip’s frown. “And you’re mine,” she replied. She took his free hand and led them out of the lab, down the hall, Phillip still holding a mess of papers to his chest. Phillip’s lab was on the third floor. Following proper protocol during an evacuation, elevators were off-limits, leaving stairwells as the only routes to the ground floor. Once outside, Phillip would face protesters who mercilessly blamed him for the chaos erupting throughout the state of California. They’d throw garbage, curse his name, and chant for his resignation, even his death. When Phillip first started this experiment, he never imagined it would end like this.
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If anyone's interested in reading the entire story, 9k words, it (and more zombie fiction) is free to read here: https://neoread.neovel.io/book/6731/EN/symbiosis-the-beginning
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