Notes From Clown World: December 7, 2023

America's worst President in modern history, Joe Biden, seems to have a very high opinion of himself. Recently he said "We’ve got to get it done, not because of me. ... If Trump wasn’t running I’m not sure I’d be running. We cannot let him win.” His statement suggests he thinks that he's the only candidate who can defeat Donald Trump in 2024, despite Biden's incredibly low popularity. Few people like him, other than the most hardcore party loyalists and a handful of ignorant and indoctrinated liberals. Surely any functioning, breathing body the Democratic Party could list on the ballot would do as well or better than Biden. Yet it's possible he'll be the party's choice once again, because he serves a very valuable purpose: sleepy Joe is the manipulable face of the people who hide in the shadows and actually direct the show. These deep state sociopaths need a witless, immoral puppet to dance for them in the White House, and Biden happily plays along, probably because his mind is so far gone he doesn't realize what he's become. He thinks he's a hero. His handlers told him so. It will be up to the voters to prove him wrong and send him home.

[photo screenshot from WFMY 2]

The cancer centers of Cone Health in Greensboro NC have announced that beginning Thursday, face masks will be required to be worn by all patients and visitors due to a spike in respiratory "viruses". When I read about it on a local news station's website, my first thought wasn't that the hospital is being cautious. Instead I thought, "despite all the studies proving masks don't stop the spread of disease, why are they still mandating this nonsense?" And thinking further, it made me question the competence of a medical system that continues to embrace the discredited theory that viruses cause diseases, and that toxic injections called "vaccines" can protect us from viral infections. Should a hospital that still, to this day, promotes covid shots that have killed or injured millions of people worldwide, push masks upon us as if they care about our health? And what about the cancer treatments that the medical industrial complex insists we submit to? Surgery, radiation, and chemo medicines that originated from deadly mustard gas are the only things they offer. Natural treatments like B-17 and the Gerson therapy are discredited or hidden from us by a system that would rather drain our bank accounts than actually heal us.

If you're in a car accident, modern hospitals with their trauma centers can probably save your life. They're really good at putting people back together. But we need to take responsibility for our overall wellness and protect our health so that we never have to entrust our lives to people who believe in outdated science and dangerous drugs. 

The government has found a new way to spend your money: the Brightline electric high-speed rail line will connect Los Angeles to Las Vegas, but it will cost taxpayers an unknown figure way beyond its current funding of $3 billion by the time it's finished. Ongoing operating expenses will not likely be covered by rider fares, so this well-intentioned transportation project will suck up tax dollars for decades until common-sense prevails and the whole thing is shut down and left to rust. And why do we need high-speed rail to Vegas? If this is about sustainability, building an expensive rail line to a city in the desert that is itself unsustainable seems ill-advised, at best. Las Vegas already has issues with its water supply. (Building a mega-resort in a patch of hot sand probably wasn't a good idea.) And now that everyone is focused on the responsible use of resources and reducing CO2 emissions, Vegas' continued existence could soon be considered an extravagance that humanity can't afford. But for now no one seems worried about that. Could it be because the city is a huge profit center for the organized crime cartels that control the casinos and hotels? How much of those profits go to bribe politicians so they'll support senseless projects like this, projects struggling Americans neither want nor need?

Electric Cars Are Unsafe, Even When Parked.

Worldwide demand for electric cars is dropping, as evidenced by Tesla's recent price reductions and a very soft market for used EV's. Although the raw numbers may suggest demand is surging, when you analyze the data you see that sales are lifted by large government subsidies (tax incentives) and markdowns that help bring the cost of ownership closer to conventional vehicles. It's reasonable to assume that without the subsidies and price drops, many EV buyers would opt for rides powered by gas or diesel. The EV's that people are buying are primarily new ones with factory warranties. The used EV car market has seriously declined as consumers worry about battery life and the potential for fires in older battery packs. 

Of course, new electric vehicles burst into flames all the time, often with no warning. And when they do, there's nothing firefighters can do except wait for the fire to burn out on its own. While petrol powered cars catch fire more often than electric cars, the petrol powered car fires can be put out very quickly, sometimes with a handheld extinguisher. The fires in electric cars can't be put out by conventional means. Firefighters use as much as 20,000 gallons of water on an EV fire, and in one case they simply dug a big hole, filled it with water, and dumped an entire car into the hole. EV fires also produce hazardous chemicals such as hydrogen fluoride, which is highly toxic to first responders and spectators. The fires are so hot they can destroy the reinforced concrete in parking garages, potentially leading to structural collapse and mass casualties. The risk is so great, parking garages are beginning to ban EV's and hybrids from their facilities. Weight is another concern for parking garages, as they were never engineered to support the weight of electric vehicles. A typical petrol powered car weighs between 2800 and 3800 pounds. By comparison, a Tesla 3 weighs 4100 pounds, a Tesla X weighs 5250 pounds, a Ford F-150 Lightning Extended-Range weighs 6600 pounds, and a GMC Hummer EV hits the scales at a staggering 9100 pounds! While having a few of these sitting on a parking deck is probably safe, these structures were never intended to be filled with heavy EV's. At some point in the future expect to read about a catastrophic parking deck collapse, followed by lithium battery fires that consume every vehicle parked in it and probably a lot of people, too.

Another safety concern is EMF radiation from the batteries, motors, and various electronic devices in EV's: 

"According to a study by Scripps Clinic Research Foundation, high levels of EMF from EVs make the drivers drowsy and sleepy while driving. Based on the study, drivers who are exposed to high levels of EMF while driving are likely to sleep 52 minutes faster than those exposed to low levels of EMF. In addition, exposure to radiation while driving can result in headaches, neck stiffness, and dry eyes or blurred vision. Long-term exposure to these sources of EMF radiation may have long-term health complications. According to Dr. Joel Moskowitz at the University of California Berkeley, hybrid cars and other electric cars have increased levels of ELF that cause cancer, increase the level of oxidative stress that leads to DNA fragmentation, cause cell damage, fertility issues, drowsiness, etc." [source:]

If all these reasons aren't enough to make you think twice about buying an electric vehicle, at least have some concern for the people living in extreme poverty and working in unbearably harsh conditions mining the rare earth minerals used to produce EV batteries. Having affluent people take advantage of tax breaks while the world's most vulnerable people are making less than a dollar a day in brutal work camps hardly seems like an enlightened path forward. And the environmental damage done by extracting those minerals will no doubt come back to haunt us...even those of us with the good sense to buy gasoline instead of electrons.

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