The Paradox and Absurdities of Carbon-Fretting and Rewilding

Herschel Smith · 28 Jan 2024 · 4 Comments

The Bureau of Land Management is planning a truly boneheaded move, angering some conservationists over the affects to herd populations and migration routes.  From Field & Stream. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently released a draft plan outlining potential solar energy development in the West. The proposal is an update of the BLM’s 2012 Western Solar Plan. It adds five new states—Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming—to a list of 11 western states already earmarked…… [read more]

Conservatives Remember What Can Happen When You Lose

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 4 months ago

Via WRSA, this remarkable summary on the stakes.

Right after chow one morning, we had a lecture that I dimly recall was on the topic of “Urban Warfare.” I remember the major teaching the class had a last name resembling a line on an eye chart. I was only 19 back then. Officers and NCO’s in those days always used some kind of “hook” at the beginning of their lectures to engage the audience. Jokes were common. Some used film clips. Others read book passages or newspaper articles.

This major read us a story written by an eyewitness to the Sack of Constantinople. For a few minutes that morning, we listened as blood ran in the streets and children were slaughtered in front of their parents. Shrieking mothers were gang raped alongside their daughters before all of them were brutally decapitated. Old men were drug down the streets by their white beards for sport. Books representing thousands of years of accumulated knowledge were burned. Some of the greatest art in the world was despoiled in a frenzy of hate and violence.

When he finished reading, the major asked us what the moral of the story was. Marines in the audience ventured various guesses. The major seemed increasingly annoyed by their efforts. Finally, he closed the book sharply and said, “The moral of the story is – don’t f**king lose.”

I was remarking to someone just today that Christians were impaled on stakes, lit on fire, and their burning bodies served as street lights in the Roman empire (not ironically, Christianity had completely taken the Roman empire by the time of the Council of Nicea, 325 A.D.).  Christians today in China meet in underground churches and try to keep from view of the CCP.

Christians in Uganda under Idi Amin were tortured.  At the time of the Mohammedan invasions of Europe, men were forced to watch as Muslim bandits raped their daughters, killed their wives, and turned their sons into Muslim bandits, right before killing the men.

That happened until Christians learned to fight back.  Don’t be such a fool as to think it can’t happen where you live.  In fact, plan for it.

Revolver vs. Semi-Auto: Which is better for self defense?

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 4 months ago

Each has its own strengths and weaknesses.

While Nashville Exploded, Other Things Happened

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 4 months ago

In this video George Webb and Addy Adds review some recent happenings in Georgia.  An election whistleblower (who was prevented from testifying in Georgia) was the victim of a drive-by shooting.  Listen to about the first 15 minutes or so of this discussion.

Here is a video of the drive by shooting.

Was the Nashville bombing a false flag event, or otherwise design to distract attention from other things happening in America?

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me.  But when I see big media-centric events like this, I tend to look away to see what else is happening.  Like for instance, a mass shooting in Las Vegas makes me want to examine flights leaving Las Vegas about the same time, or shortly thereafter, where there has been no flight plan filed or where there are unusual markings on the wings.

Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 4 months ago

From a reader, data on what we already knew.

We report, however, that chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS-CoV infection of primate cells. These inhibitory effects are observed when the cells are treated with the drug either before or after exposure to the virus, suggesting both prophylactic and therapeutic advantage. In addition to the well-known functions of chloroquine such as elevations of endosomal pH, the drug appears to interfere with terminal glycosylation of the cellular receptor, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2. This may negatively influence the virus-receptor binding and abrogate the infection, with further ramifications by the elevation of vesicular pH, resulting in the inhibition of infection and spread of SARS CoV at clinically admissible concentrations.

Chloroquine is effective in preventing the spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. Favorable inhibition of virus spread was observed when the cells were either treated with chloroquine prior to or after SARS CoV infection. In addition, the indirect immunofluorescence assay described herein represents a simple and rapid method for screening SARS-CoV antiviral compounds.

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In order to investigate the antiviral properties of chloroquine on SARS-CoV after the initiation of infection, Vero E6 cells were infected with the virus and fresh medium supplemented with various concentrations of chloroquine was added immediately after virus adsorption. Infected cells were incubated for an additional 16–18 h, after which the presence of virus antigens was analyzed by indirect immunofluorescence analysis. When chloroquine was added after the initiation of infection, there was a dramatic dose-dependant decrease in the number of virus antigen-positive cells (Fig. 2A). As little as 0.1–1 μM chloroquine reduced the infection by 50% and up to 90–94% inhibition was observed with 33–100 μM concentrations.  At concentrations of chloroquine in excess of 1 μM, only a small number of individual cells were initially infected, and the spread of the infection to adjacent cells was all but eliminated. A half-maximal inhibitory effect was estimated to occur at 4.4 ± 1.0 μM chloroquine. These data clearly show that addition of chloroquine can effectively reduce the establishment of infection and spread of SARS-CoV if the drug is added immediately following virus adsorption.

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We have identified chloroquine as an effective antiviral agent for SARS-CoV in cell culture conditions, as evidenced by its inhibitory effect when the drug was added prior to infection or after the initiation and establishment of infection. The fact that chloroquine exerts an antiviral effect during pre- and post-infection conditions suggest that it is likely to have both prophylactic and therapeutic advantages. Recently, Keyaerts et al. [21] reported the antiviral properties of chloroquine and identified that the drug affects SARS-CoV replication in cell culture, as evidenced by quantitative RT-PCR. Taken together with the findings of Keyaerts et al. [21], our analysis provides further evidence that chloroquine is effective against SARS-CoV Frankfurt and Urbani strains. We have provided evidence that chloroquine is effective in preventing SARS-CoV infection in cell culture if the drug is added to the cells 24 h prior to infection. In addition, chloroquine was significantly effective even when the drug was added 3–5 h after infection, suggesting an antiviral effect even after the establishment of infection. Since similar results were obtained by NH4Cl treatment of Vero E6 cells, the underlying mechanism(s) of action of these drugs might be similar.

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Chloroquine, a relatively safe, effective and cheap drug used for treating many human diseases including malaria, amoebiosis and human immunodeficiency virus is effective in inhibiting the infection and spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. The fact that the drug has significant inhibitory antiviral effect when the susceptible cells were treated either prior to or after infection suggests a possible prophylactic and therapeutic use.

This information isn’t surprising because the NIH – Anthony Fauci’s organizationtold us so back in 2005 when it was convenient and before they knew they were going to have to roll this out in 2019 for other purposes (and after gain of function research had been conducted at UNC and Harvard that had to be covered up).

You know, before Trump talked about HCQ in a press conference, which of course meant that the bureaucratic state had to deny it every day using the legacy media as their tools.

The blood of many thousands of deaths is on the hands of the bureaucratic state, but they don’t appear to care.  A few eggs have to be broken to make the collectivist omelette.

The recipe for success was always, and continues to be: HCQ, Zinc, Vitamin D and Z-Pak.  We knew this 10 months ago.  But most doctors are still prevented from administering HCQ due to the risk of losing their malpractice insurance and/or their corporate jobs.

Mathematician Bobby Piton Finds More Than 500,000 Unique Last Names in Pennsylvania: ‘Sophisticated State Actor Was Able to Optimize Desired Outcome’

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 4 months ago

The Gateway Pundit.

Bobby Piton, the mathematician who testified at the Arizona voter fraud hearing dropped a bombshell this weekend.

Mr. Piton has done extraordinary work crunching data and his testimony pointed out blatant voter fraud through incontrovertible evidence, at one point claiming he’d stake his life on the factual nature of his testimony.

Piton revealed this weekend that he examined just over 9 million records in Pennsylvania and has identified 521,879 unique last names.

In other words, these people have no parents, siblings, aunts, uncles or cousins who share the same last name (phantom voters).

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Bobby Piton essentially discovered where those 695,000+ illegal ballots came from in Pennsylvania.

It doesn’t matter.  It’s too late now.  Trump would had to have started four years ago to root out the deep state and investigate their intentions.  The pols are abandoning him now, including most senators.

The other necessary obstacle to this fraud would have been electing honest men or women to positions like elections board and secretary of state.  Elections matter, and republicans have been asleep at the wheel (or willing participants).

TNR Argues For Expanding And Increasing The Power Of The ATF

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 4 months ago

TNR.

Almost everyone agrees that the ATF is in trouble. But this obscure federal agency may be President-elect Joe Biden’s best chance at having a real impact on gun policy—if he takes the opportunity to restore the beleaguered agency’s reputation and revive its mission. In fact, experts told The New Republic that the ATF may be Biden’s best bet at leaving a mark on federal gun policy without having to rely on an intransigent Congress. All agreed that the bureau has faced significant problems over the years, but they outlined a series of proposals they said Biden could push to breathe new life into the bureau and address gun violence.

They argue for focus on pistol braces, 80% lower receivers, audits of FFLs, etc.  I would surmise that even if the democrats don’t get the senate, they’ll peel off a few senators (e.g., Toomey, Cornyn come to mind) and get universal background checks.  If they grab the senate, of course, all bets are off.  There will be a renewed AWB, magazine capacity limits, etc.

All progressives are really totalitarians, and the sons and daughters of hippies weren’t reall liberal.  They were communists all along.  When the parents don’t believe in anything at all, the children don’t stop believing in God.  They just replace the God of the bible with the god of the state.

Christians In The Crosshairs

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 5 months ago

Via Wirecutter, darkness is coming fast.

A 28 page document sent as a proposal to the Biden transition team by Secular Democrats of America, and endorsed by at least 14 Democrat House of Representatives members that suggests laws and rules be made to force conservative Christians into silence based on their religious beliefs, remove ‘In God We Trust’ from U.S. currency, rescind President Trump’s protections of religious liberties, Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), and much, much more.

You can read the document at the link.

They want churches to be shut down due to Covid, they’re targeting home schooling, and they want the FedGov to treat you as a “white supremacist” if you’re conservative and Christian.

Christians were (falsely) taught from a very young age not to fight.  “No, no, Timmy, Christians don’t fight.  If bully-boy wants to beat you up, you must stand and take it, it’s what Jesus would want.”

Today, Christians engage virtually nothing, looking to the sky and waiting for Extract/Exfil as things go bad.  The only times in history when Christians learned to fight was the two Crusades, defensive struggles against Mohammedanism.  Those fights saved Europe.

Expect hard times to come this way.  And expect your fellow Christians to continue to look for extraction / exfil.  As this becomes the long war, eventually you will be needed to teach your fellow Christians to fight back.

Shooting The Browning M2

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 5 months ago

Christmas Brass

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 5 months ago

Merry Christmas 2020!

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 5 months ago

All religions, denominations or sects that teach that Jesus worked His way to being the Son of God, or that there was a time when He wasn’t the Son of God, or that the Father saved Him because of His works, or that He was a mere teacher, or that His purpose in the incarnation and life was to exemplify behavior that would be pleasing to God, are false religions and cults.  If you are in any such cult, get out of it.  Your soul is in jeopardy, as well as the souls of your family.

Jesus is the second person of the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  He is very God of God, and there wasn’t ever a time when He wasn’t God.  He was God from all eternity, and will always be God.  Mankind cannot save himself with any amount of good works.  God doesn’t grade on a curve.  As for His final judgment, He doesn’t care about you trying to make yourself better and that will not save you.  You will stand in judgment for your sins, as I will for mine.  There is no ledger with negatives and positives.

Jesus had to come to earth and take the physical form of a man because man couldn’t save himself by any actions.  As it was put by C. S. Lewis, “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”  We are sons of God by adoption, not by works.  Standing before God in final judgment won’t involve speaking on your own behalf, arguing, bargaining, or answering charges.  Our mouths will be sealed closed, and we will be prostrate before Him.

The evil one will bring charges and lay claim to you.  He is called the accuser.  Jesus will speak on our behalf, and will remind the Father that you are one of the called, if you belong to Him, chosen from before the foundation of the world, adopted into the family of God because of the birth, life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.

What does this all have to do with Christmas?  Theologians customarily begin the “humiliation of Christ” at His advent.  The incarnation was humbling, as was His life, as was His death on the cross for the sins of His people.  God had to take the form of man because that was the only way to save man.  This is the scandal of the gospel.

Why do men object so to the gospel, the name of Jesus, and to the Holy Scriptures?  Because accepting its truth means acceptance of the scandal – the scandal that he cannot do anything to please God, and that he needs a savior.

Pictures of the manger scene usually show Jesus wrapped in “swaddling clothes,” all white, clean and unused.  Truthfully, those rags were used to clean animal dung.  God was born into the world in humble circumstances, of humble beginnings, and for a specific purpose.

This is the Christmas story.  Know it.  Understand its import.  Teach it to your children.  It is because of this that His people have life.

“And she will bear a Son and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins … Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which translated means, “God with us.”

Matthew 1:21, 23


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