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  1. I don't know what the state of research is in India. I think the most important point is that the study is of people who took a vaccine that is not approved in the US.
  2. https://usafacts.org/visualizations/coronavirus-covid-19-spread-map/ https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases The spike in new cases? A little over 75,000 per day. Sounds like a lot.... till you remember the US population is 330 million. Less than 1 in a four thousand people a day are testing positive for COVID-19 in the USA. Time to panic!!! https://dailycaller.com/2021/07/28/study-cdc-mask-guidance-review-vaccine-india/ At least one of the studies that was cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to justify changing their guidance on masks was based on a vaccine that is not authorized for use in America and was rejected by a peer review.
  3. I don't claim to be a constitutional scholar. It would seem to me that the executive branch is responsible for security at any federal facility including the capitol.
  4. Former President Trump has his share of the guilt, but not all of it. The lack of recognition and response by federal forces is his fault as head of the executive branch. It was his responsibility to have his domestic law enforcement anticipate the scale of the protest turned riot, and the direction it might take. Besides the National Guard there are numerous federal police agencies he could draw upon to reinforce the Capital Police. The Congressional hearings will focus on the failings of the Trump administration in the events of January 6th. What will be whitewashed is the actions and lack of actions of the Capital Police, which is Speaker Pelosi's failure. What % of the Capital Police where on duty January 6th? Did they put up a reasonable amount of physical barriers such as fences? And there is the shooting of Ashley Babbitt, the only person to die as a result of the January 6th riot. If a white U.S. Marshal shot an unarmed black protester breaking into a Federal facility in Portland Oregon would it be handled in the same manner as the Babbitt death? The name of the officer that shot Babbitt has not been released. Was the shooting of Babbitt justified? To me at best it is questionable. From my understanding it would require that the officer felt his or his fellow officers lives where in danger. What made him think Babbitt was a deadly threat?
  5. I try hard not to follow the British royal family, but if you follow the news it is hard to be unaware of them. With my limited knowledge of them I don't see them as paragon's of virtue. I think of them as the British branch of the cardassian family. Another group I try hard not to follow but are hard to avoid. I have relatives in England. My impression is that support for the continuation of the support of the monarchy is not based on a left right split. Conservatism is not about opposition to change. It is about preserving the BEST in society . Values such as hard work, getting a good education and the family.
  6. From what I read the the four who died after the protest were all ruled natural causes by the coroner. Ashli Babbit was shot by a police officer. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/04/07/capitol-riot-deaths-cause-death-released-4-5-not-sicknick/7128040002/ https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/19/politics/brian-sicknick-death-us-capitol-riot/index.html
  7. Do stutters get worse with age? I don't think he talked like this 8 years ago.
  8. If they are politicians I could understand them lying.
  9. A federal judge handed out the 1st sentence for the January 6th DC riot. He got 8 months, the prosecution wanted much more and the defense wanted no time. I don't know if this is a fair sentence or not but it does seem about right. The individual is not accused of any violent actions, but interfering with the congress is a major deal. I am curious how people who participated in the riots across the US in 2020 have been treated. I am not talking about any one who peacefully demonstrated. I am talking about any one who broke laws while rioting, eg robbery, assault, theft, vandalism, arson. https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-07-19/man-faces-sentencing-felony-us-capitol-riot https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/florida-man-gets-8-months-in-prison-in-1st-felony-sentence-from-capitol-riot/ar-AAMkh2j %7BFlorida man who was seen carrying a large red "Trump 2020" flag on the floor of the U.S. Senate during the Capitol riot received eight months in prison Monday in the first felony sentence from the Jan. 6 attack.
  10. And there is the possibility that some of those who became infected and claimed to have been immunized are in fact lying. They are politicians so it is not beyond the realm of possibility that they could be telling untruths.
  11. The Brits thought so much of 40 mm armed Hurricane........ that they didn't use it much after North Africa.
  12. I was pleasantly surprised that the author didn't give some highly elevated armor kill claim.
  13. So it needs a bayonet! How can you have a primary infantry weapon without a bayonet! The bayonet is responsible for an untold numbers of casualties in the last 50 years.... mostly accidently self inflicted while opening rations.
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