SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A U.S. judge on Monday upheld California’s near-total ban on carrying guns in public even as protests in other states have seen counter-demonstrators armed with weapons.
U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller denied a review of a 2017 federal appeals court decision that upheld the law, which bans carrying concealed weapons in most urban areas and permits open-carry of weapons only if someone believes that a person is in immediate danger and law enforcement has failed to respond, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Why don’t the police simply carry crowbars (or tire irons) when they go to riots?
Just asking for a friend.
LOS ANGELES, CA—A huge crowd turned out Sunday for the Hans Gruber memorial service. Gruber was the victim of police violence, having been thrown from Nakatomi Plaza by police officer John McClane, which many consider one of the most excessive uses of force ever witnessed. After the incident, there were protests all week, and now thousands from all over the country came to pay respects to Gruber, widely described as an “intelligent and witty soul.” FULL STORY>>>
“Remember that the people that hid Anne Frank were breaking the law and the people that took her to the camps were enforcing it.”
The lockdown is far deadlier than the virus
I’ve been saying this for quite some time, but in generalities. Now comes a study which quantifies things:
A groundbreaking new study commissioned by Revolver News concludes that COVID-19 lockdowns are ten times more deadly than the actual COVID-19 virus in terms of years of life lost by American citizens.
Up until this point there had been no simple, rigorous analysis that accurately and definitively conveys the true costs of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Accordingly, Revolver News set out to commission a study to do precisely that: to finally quantify the net damage of the lockdowns in terms of a metric known as “life-years.” Simply put, we have drawn upon existing economic studies on the health effects of unemployment to calculate an estimate of how many years of life will have been lost due to the lockdowns in the United States, and have weighed this against an estimate of how many years of life will have been saved by the lockdowns. The results are nothing short of staggering, and suggest that the lockdowns will end up costing Americans over 10 times as many years of life as they will save from the virus itself.
Bold in original. That’s some medical response, right there.
In all honesty, this really isn’t controversial at all. We’ve studied the health effects of unemployment for decades and decades. We know what happened to employment, and how many people lost their jobs. Applying known health impacts to those people allows us to quantify mortality due to the lockdown. It’s just math.
What is interesting here is the analysis of age at death. For virtually all (90%) of Covid deaths, the patient was very old. This means that there were few “life years” left for that patient. However, for unemployment caused mortality the age at death was much younger, and so there were many more years for each of these people.
The process of higher mathematics gives the result that is in boldface in the quote.
It’s hard to see a more counter productive government response. You might not be able to think up a more damaging response, in fact, even if you thought pretty hard. But the lockdown sure did give a lot of power to a bunch of petty Napoleons so it’s all good, amirite?
It was worse than a crime. It was a blunder.
– Tallyrand, commenting on one of Napoleon’s more blood soaked adventures.