Memes 1/22/23

I wasn’t aware that only the first handfull of memes (in these bigger posts) was clickable till someone commented on the last post. I figure I’m overloading the algorithm but untill I can get caught up it is what it is. I’m trying a couple different things in this post to see if that fixes the problem, but if it doesn’t, try right click – open in new tab to view the memes in full screen.

Read moreMemes 1/22/23

Links 1/1/23

Fibonacci day!


Covid boosters likely cause net harm to young people under 30

FDA approves EUA for bivalent boosters for children down to 6months in age

Boosters not usefull against current covid variants

No more military vax mandate

Canadian Judge tears apart the shutdown of club

the date upon which our mistakes become more deadly than was Covid, backs up to 17 Oct 2023.

Why observation only studies on vax effectiveness suck (aka: unvaxed people are more likely to get in car accidents)

Lingering symptoms after respiratory sickness is normal and not special to covid

Meanwhile the CDC considering studying long covid

Two new studies show mRNA-jabbed people have a much higher risk of getting Covid than unvaccinated people

Study dated 2009: to many vaccinations in a short period of time results in autoimmune disorders

Pro tip: dead bodies are yucky. Don’t lick them. (quote source)

FDA links Pfizer’s vax to blood clots

police used covid as an excuse to expand surveillance

However, the judge changed his mind during the hearing and decided that since CDC recommends masking, no citizen can challenge a public health order mandating masks AS A MATTER OF LAW. Note, this affects way more than masking, women and alcohol comes to mind, as does pregnant women and a WHOLE LIST of things….

Hanging out with your germy grandkids results in less severe covid outcomes (gosh, really?? what a novel concept….)

Cambridge public schools are requiring covid vax in children above 5 for participation in all extracurricular activities.

Lack of correlation between school mask mandates and paediatric COVID-19 cases in a large cohort

2021: ACLU on why vax mandates are good things

China opens boarders

The Young were not Spared: What Death Certificates Reveal about Non-Covid Excess Deaths with Rob Arnott, 2022

Why do fact-checkers debunk obviously silly ideas (“vax makes you magnetic!”), while ignoring important wrong ones (“vax stops disease transmission”)?

Reason 1million or so on why people don’t trust the government on why these shots are good things

Climate change debate divides scientific community

Greenland once covered in forests

Switzerland considering banning electric cars

Attacks on power stations in FL and NC, and why they were so slow to get fixed, now attacks in WA state

Wyoming came close to blackouts during last week’s storms

Electric garbage trucks can’t handle the snow

TN to increase registration fees on electric cars

NY says no more gas or oil furnaces

Coal consumption hits record high

Oxfordshire county to restrict car travel

Remote work devastating cities

startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate

12/5/22 Iran to shut down morality police

The Twitter files, some background, more

Twitter refused to remove info on the sexual trafficking of minors

DC council unclear on how taxes work

9 million people get emails stating their student loans are forgiven (spoiler, email was wrong)

Hold on for more inflation

76% of all women murdered, were murdered by someone they knew

Roundup contamination in foods

New Zealand to ban future generations from buying tobacco

HOA tows truck for flat tire

Philly gas station hires armed guards

NY strengthens restrictions on TOY guns

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia estimates that the employment data was vastly overstated in 2022. 10k jobs added instead of 1.1 million reported from March to June of 2022.

The effort to create a program for Black federal civil servants is not going smoothly

a new report confirms clean-water challenge for low-income Mississippi residents is a symptom of massive fed funding gap nationwide.

A school field trip: Alice in Drag, plus, masks on the kids

Lesbian Norwegian filmmaker gets 3 years in prison for saying men can’t be lesbians

Twitter thread: paraplegic woman on why she doesn’t want male carers

The biggest threat to middle aged men isn’t smoking, its loneliness

The loneliest generation

Body armor for women was never actually tested on real life women

California gun owner data breach

Stanford U’s list of offensive words

Exercise is white supremacy

Tiktok spied on journalists

Drug makers raise prices on 350 drugs

Identical twins score identically on tests

CDC removed defensive gun use stats

For Sale on eBay: A Military Database of Fingerprints and Iris Scans

Good girl takes bad guy’s gun and shoots him with it

Mississippi improves literacy by use of phonics

Female snakes have clitoruses (Australia rather than FL if you must know)

Gene editing cures incurable cancer (if you read Mira Grant books you just ducked for cover).

Subaru apologizes for Forester Ultimate Customized Kit Special

Hallucinogenic spinach caused by nightshade weeds

Blood test may be able to detect alzheimer’s years before onset

What can we learn from Barnes and Noble

Snowplow train

Awesome photos of clouds

Dogs evolved special muscle that lets them make “puppy eyes”

Dogs can smell time

Links 12/19/22

Just why are we still paying for the TSA??

Public strip search

Tax filing websites sending info to FB

Twitter thread: why newborns are having such trouble with RSV

More info on NYC covid emergency/hospitalizations

Did the Cook County ME cure covid deaths?

MA officials worked with Google to install covid spyware on phones

LA county recommending masking again

High BMI = high covid transmission risk

Twitter thread: masking/hiding from covid doesn’t work

states ask .GOV to repeal health care worker vax mandate

11/15/22 Senate votes to end Covid emergency

China to end Zero Covid?

CDC data on bivalent vax

G20: vaccine passports a good thing

Just Data: USA pediatric respiratory death burden, before and after Covid

NYC’s hospital system never reached full capacity in 2020

Kids are more suicidal.

FDA oversight of clinical trials inadequate

Canadian study finds even higher rate of heart problems in young men after 3rd dose

FDA says banning ivermectin was just a “recommendation”

Remember when “viral interference” was a conspiracy theory??

Pandemic stress aged teenagers brains

Confirmation of pre-existing immunity to Covid

Alberta bans school mask mandates and online only learning

WesternU no longer requiring vax

Long Covid vs Long Upper Respiratory sickness

Vitamin D is good again

Of COURSE masks work, that’s why surgeons wear them….or not.

Daily Skeptic: cancer doc’s observing increase in cancer damage after booster?

Teen gets covid vax, dies 3 weeks later

NYT admits that pandemic learning loss is a thing

US DOE admits that students with disabilities badly failed during pandemic

Remember ZIKA?

MRNA flu vax?

Socialized medicine is BETTER! Unless you’re in Canada with a sick kid right now

Americans spending more time alone, and thats bad.

Biden the Union buster, the deal literally allows ONE paid day off per year

Jan 6 geofence warrant by the FBI

Iranian protests.

100’s of Elementary students arrested nationwide.

Biological male comes in #72 on male team, takes 1st on womens

Trans serial molester told to self manage

Mom handcuffed and jailed for allowing 8yr old to walk half-mile

Driver accused to deliberately hitting police recruits released from jail

Man serving life sentence for murder to be released from jail

NY banning native inspired school mascots/sports team names (I’m kinda waiting for them to notice how many towns/cities/counties are named after natives….)

Cali to ban diesel trucks at ports by 2035

Oil deal with Venezuela

Germany about to have meat shortages too

Netherlands to close 3000 farms

UK once again proves it dislikes self defense

San Fran to arm robots

REAL ID being pushed back again (why are we still doing this?? Obviously its not necessary at this point.

Home Depot Employee dies from injuries caused by shoplifter

Amazon gutting Voice Assistant team

More Micro-transaction hell

Airbag will only save you if your subscription is paid up

New law will require kill switches in all cars

Yuan digital currency has an expiration date

Twitter thread: another look at why people voted for Trump

(now former) Biden admin official charged with felony theft

DOD fails audit, can’t account for 61% of assets

Man who inspired The Terminal dies.

Genetically modified tobacco produces cocaine

French man wins right not to be fun at work

Red meat is not a health risk

Kentucky election decided by coin toss.

Barefoot is better, at least for horses

The Samurai who changed Cali

Please don’t release your goldfish into a nearby pond

Viking carvings found in cave in Ukraine

Neon Blue Lava!

I have so many more links, but thats a long enough post for now

Links 11/12/22

Life got busy again, so I’m a bit behind and some of these links are a bit older than I’d intended to let them get. They still apply though.

Arrested in 2020 for taking her children to the playground, still fighting in court.

11/2020 Woman arrested for removing mom from nursing home

More from the Ethical Skeptic: the CDC had a problem.

The new booster might not be all that. (I mean, they only tested it on a handfull of mice before releasing it, why would there be a problem with it??)

Guy who approved the new booster based on a study involving 8 mice, says the new studies on humans are to small to be useful.

Japanese study on vax induced myocarditis vs general pop. Folks, every time I see numbers on this they just get worse. Seriously, think twice before getting a shot, or a booster.

Scientists from Switzerland show that the MRA vax’s may injure the hearts of ALL recipients, even if they don’t end up needing medical attention. Guys, damage to your heart is a bad thing, even if its “minor”.

One of the most respected cardiologists in the world is being stripped of his credentials due to his take on the vax.

Vax trials in children noted that there was a concerning spike in RSV in the kids involved. Now that RSV numbers are spiking nationwide the .GOV wants to vax even harder.

Italy ends health worker vax mandate

10/28/22: Shanghai lockdown (again)

Shanghai Disney locks down and won’t allow visitors to leave without a negative test

NYC First responder vax mandate ruled unconstitutional

Records of federal pressure on the FDA to approve boosters

Effectiveness of Pfizer vax turns negative within a few months (note, this is not the first study to show NEGATIVE, not just zero)

Newest booster may be causing immune imprinting instead of helping

Serious cases of covid in kids to few to actually evaluate vax effectiveness

Triple vax’d more likely to get symptomatic covid than unvax’d.

Triple boostered have higher Omicron infection rates than the unvax’d w/previous infection

Sweden stops Novavax for <30

Meanwhile the LA Times is still trying to harass the unvax’d

Study looking at vax’d 6th graders, in a primary school (where they are the only vax’d students), vs in a middle school (where there’s a much higher rate of vax’d students). Results: But our estimates of indirect effects are small and statistically insignificant: despite a 20 percentage point increase in vaccination rates across all grades, we find essentially no difference in COVID-19 incidence between sixth graders in middle schools and sixth graders in elementary schools.

In Germany the vax’d make up most of the patients in the ICU

Additional data on NYC hospitals in 2020

Yale Vax policy

Proof of vax still required to enter the USA (legally) through Jan 2023

Paper showing “covid is leading cause of death in children” was thoroughly debunked, so they just narrowed the time studied and re-issued the study. Spoiler, covid is still only #8 on the list with less than 3% of the deaths.

Disney ends vax mandate for actors

“…we believe that universal masking may be especially useful for mitigating effects of structural racism in schools, including potential deepening of educational inequities.”

Study on how effective masks are accidentally proves that covid rates are higher in vaccinated students

Finland (who already had one of the lowest covid death rates) says its covid death rate may be to high by 40%.

Lockdowns: they didn’t ACTUALLY happen, people weren’t ACTUALLY arrested for taking their kids to the park, or wave boarding by themselves, or going camping, or…

Sweden refused to lock down, and had the least covid restrictions, also has lowest covid caused death, and lowest pandemic response caused deaths, and lowest excess mortality

CUNY’s testing policy is costing a fortune and not doing a single useful thing

NSW teacher wins court case for “phycological injury from vax mandate”

One of the reasons why amnesty isn’t going to happen

FB and Twitter created special portals for .GOV employees to report “misinformation”

Oxford England looking to issue permits: you’d only be allowed to drive in the city 100 days a year.

The TikTok app sold to the world is not the same app sold to the Chinese

Student Debt Relief was a driving factor in Biden’s election: and! days post election its officially unconstitutional

Dry shampoo recall

Diversity quotas result in lower interest rates

Guns and parts stolen from the ATF

Judge suspends large portions of NYs new gun restrictions

Florida Man

Stress during pregnancy causes psychiatric disorders in the child.

The new threat to science and research

DeWalt battery powered zero turn mower catches fire for reasons unknown.

20yr old wind farm being pulled down to open coal mine in Germany

The fun of trying to find a place to charge your EV

In the UK it is now more expensive to charge your EV than to buy desiel.

Hummer EV taillight costs $4k (I mean, its a Hummer, so yah).

Watch out for parking garages if you drive a Tesla

Greenpeace admits that recycling plastic isn’t worth it

Billionaires emit more greenhouse gasses than the average person

More student sexual abuse by teachers

Please stop licking the toads

Wondering why in hell so many of the GOP candidates that were up for election were on the batshit side of the party? Wonder no more: the Democrats promoted them on the assumption that people would vote Dem instead of crazy.

Poll worker removed from poll site after trying to influence voters, more

Mercer County NJ voting machine outage, more

Luzerne County PA ran out of paper for the voting machines

Dead man elected in PA

White man chokes black woman. But its not news cause the white guy is a Dem and the black lady is GOP.

2nd railroad union veto’s deal that would have stopped the strike.

Officers who locked a woman in their patrol car and left it parked on the train tracks to be charged with attempted manslaughter

Montreal police handcuff black man, discover he’s innocent, have to call for handcuff keys in order to release him

Blind Man arrested after cops mistake cane for weapon

CDC releases new opioid guidelines

.GOV aid for high heating prices

Dutch wolves are becoming to tame

Russia turns Ukrainian children into spoils of war.

Chinese police stations found in Netherlands

Diesel shortage, more

Small Town highschool stabbing

No Bail system strikes again

Salesman steals dog from home (folks, please don’t let your dogs run loose…)

Royal Mail Strike

Turkey to institute digital currency tied to your digital ID

Dormant volcano waking up

3 day work week is popular

Aldi and Walmart to price foods at 2021 prices for Thanksgiving

Cali is about to be very broke

Norwegian man identifies as disabled woman, uses wheelchair “almost all the time”

Halloween Stampede in Seoul

Town dresses up police horses for halloween: discovers idiots are universal

Idiot calls 911 because she doesn’t understand how smoking meat works

Google puts out new search tool to help you manage your online presence.

Homemade bread dough enhancer?

Painting has been on display upside down for 75 years

Directory of things still Made in the USA

Farmer injured in car accident: whole town comes together to help bring in his harvest

Business owner puts up “now Hiring” sign

500m year old fossil found in Wisconsin

Strange mineral growth on dead bodies turns them blue

Twin elephants born at zoo

And last, but not least, a smile for your last link of the day