First, a few points:
I told you if you were worried about coronavirus, that N95 masks would be a good idea.
Turns out I nailed that, a couple of weeks before TPTB caught up to me.
I told you a substantial portion of US medical supplies come from China.
A week later, the CDC noted that supplies that won't be forthcoming from China could be a real problem.
I told you in 0.2 seconds that keeping 3000 people on a Plague Ship was world-class dumbassery.
A week later, with infections on the MV Death Princess proceeding at just about the exact nominal rate I suggested, TPTB suddenly reversed course, pulled their heads out of a tight dark place, and got right on that, by bringing everyone home.
Look guys, really, I am that smart a lot of times, particularly with home court advantage on subject matter, but let's get serious: I apply common sense and simple analytics (and you can too), whereas TPTB are hampered by the fact that most of the HMFICs are incompetent jackasses with middling 2-digit IQs and festeringly inflated senses of their own intelligence.
Forrest Gump is smarter than they are too. There's not much trick to this.
And if TPTB are running you back and forth like sheep, and spreading recockulous propaganda that shouldn't fool a child or a half-wit, it's to keep you off balance, panicked, and too busy to take a minute to think about things. You can learn not to do this, or you can live a short but interesting life.
As dinner for something higher on the food chain.
Next, there's been a good bit of back and forth in comments about cobbling together your own homebrew protective masks.
Let me be as subtle as a train wreck about that idea:
It's about like asking if you could solve your water supply problems by flying C-130s to Alaska, and bringing back snow to melt down.
Yes, you could do that, but if you had those resources, why in hell would you want to???
So yes, there's probably some way you could make a substitute filtration mask.
But if you could, why wouldn't just have done that from the get-go?
Because it would cost you $50-$500 a mask.
At which price point, you could be buying N100 powered NBC/CBRN respirators, and Level A Encapsulating Suits, and building your house to BL-IV laboratory spec.
And if you made a homebrew mask you'd need 3M lab space to verify that it worked.
And if you had a 3M science lab, you'd just stay inside, and skip having the mask.
And if you didn't have a 3M quality test lab, you'd be walking into a contagion plague with untested equipment, hoping it would work, and you wouldn't know if it failed until it was way too late.
Show of hands: how many of you would build or buy a "bulletproof" vest on that basis...?
Untested. It might fail. But if it did, you'd know right after the bullet entered your chest.
So, I've got those vests right now, for sale...any takers??
Beuller? Bueller...?? Ferris Bueller...??? Anyone? Anyone???
Lastly, one lone jackass (anonymous...color me shocked) piped up to cock-a-doodle-doo that the VA state senate voted down this year's attempt at an AWB, because of Gun Woodstock. How fortunate that it failed. But let's get serious: Gun Woodstock didn't get you there.
So, a few points:
1) If Gun Woodstock was such a good idea, why not hold twenty more of them?
You know why not: it accomplished nothing, and wasted a month's time.
2) If Gun Woodstock is what got the AWB killed, why didn't it kill it in committee, long before it ever got to the floor?
Because it accomplished nothing.
3) If it was all that and a bag of chips, why did all those other anti-2A measures not get killed too?
Because it accomplished nothing.
4) If Gun Woodstock was so effective, why was VCDL and everyone else tickled to death and shocked as bejeezus when the AWB was voted down?
Because they knew Gun Woodstock accomplished nothing.
Success has many fathers; failure is an orphan.
Claiming that your Stupid Party did something is like being the seventeenth terror group to claim responsibility after a bomb goes off, or to yell "I am Spartacus!"
No credit for something that's not due you will be awarded.
We already gave some pointers on doing some things that would actually be effective.
Well, lo and behold, some people in VA decided to use their heads for something other than a hat rack, God love them:
On Saturday, Feb. 15, more than 500 people showed up to the militia muster call in Bedford County to volunteer their energy and their skills to the cause. As advertised in the flyer for the muster call — which was posted on Facebook on Jan. 30 — registration for the militia was open to all able-bodied residents between the ages of 16 and 55.
According to the flyer, “This muster will be a historic event and will demonstrate the will and resolve of the people of Bedford County and the Commonwealth of Virginia to defend their rights, resist tyranny, and secure for themselves and their posterity those liberties that have been purchased with the blood and treasure of generations of Virginians.”
Attendance records for the hundreds of interested residents will be brought before Bedford County administrators so the group can be formally recognized as the Bedford Militia. After gaining official recognition in the county, the members of the Bedford Militia can bring their unorganized militia up to par with the guidelines of Virginia Section 44, which covers unorganized militias as well as the National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force.
Wes Gardner, a member of the Bedford Militia, says, “The Attorney General saying that they’re going to enforce the law and if there’s any sheriffs that won’t enforce the law that they’re going to remove those sheriffs, well this is a community effort to protect the community, including the duly elected representatives, including the sheriff.”
|Attention whores need not apply. Go, Bedford Militia.|
So, what never-before-attempted magic did that group use to organize this historic assembly?
What one weird trick was so effective at actually doing something that would, no shit, halt unconstitutional tyranny from occurring?
They put up one m*****f***ing Facecrack post!
Mirabile dictu! Facecrack?!? Who KNEW you could talk to people on social media, without requiring a parade permit, a podium, a PA system, a month's organizing, or chartered busses a month in advance?!?!?
Holy Shit, Captain Obvious! Local, Local, Local WORKS!!!!!
So, next question:
In less than a month, without any asinine Gun Woodstocks, 90% of VA counties became 2A sanctuaries. So, besides Bedford County, there are only 94 other counties, and 38 independent cities in VA. 90% of whom are 2A sanctuaries.
So...why in blistering fuck are just about all 142 of those other municipal entities sucking hind tit on this, and why haven't 90% of them announced similar militia musters for, oh, let's say...THIS EFFING WEEKEND?!?!?
If someone runs for office in Bedford County next election, d'ya think that those 500 patriotic Virginians in Bedford County just might be a by God political force to be reckoned with? That will metastasize into 5000, or 50000, votes? From here on out? For county sheriff? For state assembly? For state senate? For governor? For Congress? For the US Senate? For POTUS?
So where are all the swinging Richards who showed up for Gun Woodstock, in all those other counties? Don't they have Facecrack? Twatter?? The internetz???
Or are they all just one-shot Johnny, "I went to da Gun Woodstock, my work here iz dun!"
If they're serious, they should get cracking.
If not, they should STFU, and just roll over and see how it feels to live behind enemy lines, and watch their birthright get voted out from under them by invading liberal hordes.
Look to Bedford County.
You like liberty?
You want freedom?
That's how you get liberty, and keep your freedom.
Learn THAT lesson, and stop half-assing this.