The good, the bad and the ugly

No, not the Spaghetti Western with Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach – if only.  Instead I bring you three items which ought to be of joy, interest and concern.  But first, a little comic relief.  Probably I should put that at the end, but I isn’t really funny enough to gladden the heart after what I have for you today.  Sorry, you’ve been fore warned.

This should be on the door of every restroom in the 28th Congressional District, if not the entire State.  Snip, snip, a little glue and slap! a household name is born.

California’s ‘High Capacity” Magazine ban ruled unconstitutional by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  And you, doubter, didn’t used to believe in the Fairy Godmother.  Standard capacity magazines are back in!  Let the rattle of small arms fire announce the celebration.

On June 29, 2017, Breitbart News reported that U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez blocked the implementation of California’s “high-capacity” magazine ban two days before it was to go into effect. He noted that the ban could not survive the test of District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), noting: “When the simple test of Heller is applied … the statute is adjudged an unconstitutional abridgment.”
On July 17, 2018, a three-judge panel from the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld Benitez’s ruling, voting 2-to-1 against the ban and sending the case back to Benitez.
On March 29, 2019, Benitez again ruled against the ban, issuing an order barring California Attorney General Xavier Becerra from enforcing the ban.
Benitez again relied upon Heller, noting that “millions of ammunition magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds are in common use by law-abiding responsible citizens for lawful uses like self-defense. This is enough to decide that a magazine able to hold more than 10 rounds passes the Heller test.“

So much for the good.  And it’s a good thing too as this next item might prompt you to hot-foot it down to your local Concord green, musket in hand, burning for accountability.  Don’t do it, its not time yet.  Our ol’ pal Hillary has been a very bad girl.  We knew that, of course, and we also know that we don ‘t get told the half of it.  If this guy is right, and it makes a twisted kind of sense, then she and her whole gang should swing.

From FBI Anon, the penultimate paragraph.  Yeah, but read it all right here.  Looks like old news, but believe me, it is perennially hot and fresh.  Be sure you are sitting down and have a large bottle of something stronger than even Democrat Tears.  You’ll need it.

George Soros is at the nucleus of nearly all US political corruption.  He funds, instructs and influences every level of the US government, right down to the tax code.  Everything is corrupt. The entire government is corrupt.  NO ONE IS CLEAN!  Our hands tied.  There is much more that is too dark for anyone to stomach.  My message to you and everyone on this board is do not get distracted by Clinton’s e-mails.  Focus on the Foundation.  All of the nightmarish truth is there.  The e-mails pale in comparison. Between the servers, the horrific killing of the Seals, the nuclear information, the Davey Crockets, the SAP sales, the $150 billion to Iran and the $1.7 trillion of funneled hush money—there is enough to hang them all for high treason.

As if that were’t bad enough there’s worse, and it is truly ugly.  For some reason we hear a lot from the Loony Left’s True Believers, now that Mueller turned up nothing but compost,  about how there’s got to be a Russian Collusion pony around here somewhere, but not a word on the resugent ebola epidemic in Africa.  This, I am here to tell you, is truly terrifying.  Aesop at Raconteur Report has been following the story for some time, you can read his posts on it here.

1) This is only moving fast for the DRC.
Compared to 2014 in West Africa, this epidemic is moving glacially slow.
Mainly, because unlike 2014, there is an effective experimental vaccine.
But this outbreak hasn’t even reached exponential growth, unlike 2014, and it’s still barely 1000 cases.
In other words, half the pure exponential growth seen in 2014.

2) The potential is still there.
We’re talking about pre-literate anti-science tribal cement-heads.
They burn down the treatment centers, and steal the infected corpses back to do traditional funerals, where they fondle the festering carcasses. After eating rodentiiae from the bush that harbored the virus in the first place, and then undercooking them.
These are not humanity’s brightest lightbulbs.

3) Most of them cannot cobble up bus fare to the next village, let alone air fare out of Africa.
Thank a merciful heaven.

That’s on the plus side.

On the minus side:

1) The numbers we have are based on WHO and DRC self-reporting.
There is no reporting from multiple regions where they’ve burned the ETCs and chased out the survey teams. So it may be far worse. (The fudge factor in 2014 West Africa was 300%, minimum. I.e., if they report 100 casualties, there were at least 300.)

2) The “screening” at airports is kabuki theatre. This strain shows no fevers – the only sign checked at the airports – in 50% of confirmed cases.
IOW, this one will escape the jungle eventually, to a metaphysical certainty, five minutes after it gets to a city with an international airport. And you won’t know until it’s well and truly out. First notice of a case may come 5-40 days after it arrives. Now imagine how many contacts there are by Day 40, unknown and untraced. This is playing Six Degrees of Bacon with the Black Death.

3)Exactly as noted, there is no cure for Ebola, and contraction is a lifelong torture sentence, including repeated positive titer of live virus every time they check, at every known post-infection marker date: 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, etc. Like Chicken pox, it never goes away, it just becomes dormant. Until it doesn’t.

4) A dozen cases won’t overwhelm a city’sresources: 12 cases in the US will overwhelm North America’s resources.
There are only 11 BL-IV beds in all of the U.S., and none in Canada nor Mexico AFAIK.
Case #12 goes to outside hospitals.
(FTR, we had 10 Ebola cases simultaneously under treatment in the US in 2014. That’s how close we came to disaster: two more patients.)

How bad is that?
One case – with the best CDC guidelines – overwhelmed all of Dallas’ ability to cope, and took down a 973-bed major regional hospital for six months.
One. Case.

5) Absolutely nothing has been done from 2014 to now to better prepare any American hospital for Ebola. Neither in general, nor specifically. If anything, we’re worse off.

6) The way to personally cope with Ebola isn’t masks and gloves. That’s too little, too late.
It’s concertina wire and buckshot.
Followed by gasoline and road flares for the slow learners.
You aren’t going to “save” nor “treat” a family member who gets it. They’re effectively dead.

In Africa, Ebola Treatment Centers provide “palliative care”.
Not IVs. Not medicine. Just cool cloths, cleaning up their vomit and diarrhea, and zipping them lovingly into body bags when they die.
Provided mainly by the 10-20% who manage to survive the disease, and have nothing better to do afterwards. Because as noted, they’re still riddled with virus afterwards, in breast milk, sweat, semen, other secretions, etc. For God Alone knows how long afterwards.

Trying to treat even one person overwhelmed a major hospital.
You aren’t going to do it with less than a staff of 50, and a warehouse full of gear, plus a crater-sized burn pit for waste products.

IOW, once it gets near you, you either self-quarantine inside a clean zone, or you don’t.
There will be no going back and forth.
And bringing someone infected inside your clean zone will just make it a death zone, and kill your entire clan.

Welcome to Italy in the 1300s, when Plague arrives.

You either have enough food and water to wait it out inside a safe zone, or you don’t.
In which latter case, you’ll likely catch it, and then die.
So stock up on the appropriate canned goods.
In #10 food cans.
And OD ammo cans.

And the damned Donks are pushing open borders.  What could go worse?

That is about as much ugliness as I can stand at the moment.  God is in His Heaven where I hope to join him bye and bye, hoping you’ll join me eventually – no hurry, you understand.  Meanwhile there is work to do.  Pray like it all depends on Him, work like it all depends on you, Saint Augie had a way with words, he did.