September 20, 2020

Some People Really Like Typing “Nazi” A Lot

As it turns out, there's a pretty decent chance you're a Nazi.

To sum up:

  • If you’re a Nazi, you’re a Nazi.
  • If you support a Nazi, you’re a Nazi.
  • If you support the wrong non-Nazi, you’re still a Nazi.

Oh, and one more thing.

Yeah, even thinking about supporting a Nazi, means you’re a Nazi.

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It’s like a rhetorical Nazi bomb: Toss it into an argument, and it impales everyone with Nazism.

And fortunately, it doesn't matter how many times you say it, its impact is never diminished in the slightest. Why, you can call someone a Nazi over and over again in the same Twitter thread and that person will be equally pwned every single time.

This could be useful beyond just political arguments. If someone wants to suggest pineapple belongs on pizza, toss in a Nazi bomb:

  • If you put pineapple on pizza, you're a Nazi.
  • If you support people who put pineapple on Pizza, you’re a Nazi.
  • If you decide to just get your own non-pineapple pizza, thus aiding and abetting others in getting a pineapple pizza, you’re a Nazi.
  • If you ever so much as thought about any of the above: Nazi.

The logic of the argument is infallible.

Well, as long as you accept the premise that people must behave in the precise non-Nazi ways you prefer, and if you deviate at all, even for a moment, yeah, Nazi.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to make a martini. Gin of course. If you use anything else, you’re a…

J.

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September 17, 2020

Well There’s No School Choice, For Either Girls Or Boys...

The New York City public School System announced once again that there will be a further delay starting in-person schooling.

In a particularly thoughtful move, the city gave the parents over three days to properly prepare for the otherwise unexpected delay, lining up childcare, changing jobs, perhaps going back to school and securing a degree in a new field. 

In light of this, and with all due apologies to Alice Cooper, we bring to you the informal New York City Public School System anthem:

Well there’s no school choice
For either girls or boys
Public has no voice
Unless you own a Rolls Royce

Well we won’t educate ya, but we’ll still get paid
That last union contract was a real upgrade

School's out for summer
School's out forever
Schools fund pay increases

No in-person
You can Zoom
You don’t like it
Have no room, yeah

We can teach in slippers
No accountability
But we still get good pensions
So we don’t need to think of a word that rhymes

School's out for autumn
School's out forever
Your futures’ all blown to pieces

We need more testing
We need more masks
Will it be enough?
Do you need to ask?

Out for summer
Out through fall
We will not come back at all

School's out for winter
School's out forever
We could get a fever
Covid, the best thing ever

J.

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September 15, 2020

Consensus Watch - 9/15/2020

An ongoing series dedicated to vigorously monitoring emerging threats to The Consensus that global warming is real, caused by humans, and must be addressed at all costs. Because without consensus, scientific conclusions would remain vulnerable to new data.

AdobeStock_125738980The argument that the latest round of wildfires inundating  the United States is completely unprecedented and directly caused by global warming is complicated by the fact that they are not, and it is not.

Not to worry, this happens all the time. Since we already have a Consensus, this becomes less a tedious exercise in experimentation and data analysis, and more a matter of focusing on what’s really important in science:

Branding.

This is not new. It was discovered very early on that simply pointing out that, “boy, it’s been pretty hot this summer,” was not nearly catastrophic-sounding enough to be any help in securing tenure or being awarded lucrative research grants. No, if you were going to foment sustainable amounts of hysteria you were going to need something more powerful, something apocalyptic that would have enormous emotional appeal and help get six-figure book deals.

Originally, “Global Warming” fit the bill perfectly. It was an easy concept to understand. The globe was warming.  The entire globe!  Plus warming is a simple concept to understand. It’s still in use today in fact, as we used it just above.

Unfortunately, it ran into some trouble when the globe refused to, you know, warm.

This was the original branding challenge that The Consensus faced, but the solution was close at hand:

“Climate Change.”

With Climate Change, pretty much everything proves your point. Warming, cooling, floods, drought, as long as something changes, the theory withstands scrutiny.

Which brings us back to the wildfires.

People have been hearing about wildfires for a long time. You need to tie the wildfires directly to global warm… sorry, old habit. You need to tie the wildfires directly to climate change somehow.

Allow us to introduce you to the greatest thing since Sharknado:

Climate Fires.

It captures the imagination immediately. Climate fires! We’re causing the climate to change, the changed climate is causing fires, creating: Climate Fires!

But wait, there’s more. Your refusal to turn over control of your lives to the government makes you, wait for it:

AdobeStock_47320657A climate arsonist!

This is truly science at its best. Hyperbolic, terrifying, and vilifies your opponents.

This is a game changer people. The brand extensions are almost limitless.  We won’t have hurricanes anymore, we’ll have “ClimateCanes!” And if you insist on driving an SUV, you will be a "Climate Murderer."

Proof, as if more was needed, that there’s nothing you can’t accomplish...

With science!

J.

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September 13, 2020

Review of Don't Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason by Dave Rubin

Our review of Don’t Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason by Dave Rubin started off in an unexpected manner when within the first four minutes of listening to the audio book (I purchased the Audible version) Rubin mentions in a totally offhanded manner that he was gay.

That shouldn’t matter, and apparently doesn’t given I had no idea.  But in our current environment with half the country embracing identity politics and intersectionality, it is, at least in a societal sense, still important and worthy of mention.

In fact, it is part of the argument Rubin makes in that as a conservative gay man, he runs counter to the entire narrative of identity politics that holds that your identity determines your politics. Given that this is the second book, however unintentionally, that I am reviewing about a gay man coming out as a conservative in as many months (Always a Soldier by Rob Smith was the first), this apparently is a thing.

The troubling ascent of the LGBT right wing

Okay, it’s definitely a thing.

And “troublesome” even.

This is, in part, what Rubin is talking about.

In the book he details the ways in which his preconceived notions about the left gave way to reality such as when he witnessed how allegedly open-minded progressives would savagely attack conservative African-Americans as “Uncle Toms,” or the time he interviewed Larry Elder and in the course of spouting standard liberal talking points that he took for granted as being true, ended up being very publicly schooled with actual facts from the always-informed Elder.

The character assassination he was witnessing up close and personal on the part of his leftist colleagues and friends, the false narratives, the growing cancel culture, and the hostility towards free speech if that speech does not fit the woke agenda, became increasingly clear. Rubin was going through this realization and ultimate transformation pretty much on screen as he hosted “The Rubin Report,” which I guiltily admit increased the entertainment value of his story immensely. (To his lasting credit, Rubin readily concedes this, a sign of a man truly comfortable in his own skin and genuinely interested in personal growth no matter how painful.)

Throughout the book he discusses this transformation, the slow realization that he was more conservative and libertarian than he was progressive, his difficult decision to “come out” as a conservative particularly given that people whom he had considered personal friends turned on him, wishing to never speak to him again.

He also goes through a number of issues, from drug legalization to gun control to women’s rights and so on detailing why he believes what he believes and suggesting that if you agree or find his arguments compelling, if only in part, you might not be the progressive you thought you were. While there is no question this book will be picked up primarily by preexisting fans with conservative and libertarian-leaning views, it clearly is also targeting people who are on the fence or who have started to question preconceived notions, and provides a detailed road map and motivation to explore such feelings further.

The entire tale is at once cautionary and inspirational, outlining the professional and personal hazards of embracing a more conservative view while providing motivation and counseling on how to do so.

Rubin self-narrates the audio book (always my preference for those competent to do so), and comes across as truly genuine, affable, open minded, and always open to being proven wrong.

Definitely worth a read. Or a listen!

J.

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September 11, 2020

Masks? We Ain’t Got No Masks…

The New York Times sent hard-hitting reporter Karen Gray to the Trump Rally in Michigan yesterday, no doubt for the insights that only a veteran reporter, with skills tested and honed over the years, can bring to their readers.

Her first observation of the evening was a blockbuster:

Those are the kind of reportorial instincts that separate the average journalist from the Pulitzer-Prize-caliber ones.

Sure, we were all a little bit shaken by the news. But not Karen Gray. Karen Gray was just getting started.

She understood it was essential that she follow up on such a revelation, knowing full well that many would not believe it. So, despite the personal hazard of being surrounded by people out in the fresh air with their faces unobscured, she managed to get this follow-up tweet out, together with photographic evidence:

Not many masks, indeed.

Not many masks at all.

Unfortunately, Karen Gray ended up being removed from the event…

Wait, have we been saying Karen? Sorry, that’s our mistake. Not sure where that came from. Our apologies. It’s Kathy. Kathy Gray.

Anyway, Trump officials removed her from the event due to credentialing issues or perhaps for her own safety, and we are all the poorer for it. Think of the tweets we as a country were denied.  Might have she dug further down into the lack of mask-wearing, perhaps counting the masks, or commenting on the various kinds and the relative efficacy of each?

Sadly, we’ll never know. Questions will remain unanswered, stories untold.

Things were probably said at the rally, possibly policy related. Whatever, the important thing to remember is that while Trump held a largely maskless rally, Joe Biden is “following the science.”

Or maybe that was Scientology he was following. Something like that.

J.

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September 10, 2020

New Requirements For The Oscars, Or Should That Be “Oscxrs?”

In what is expected to result in an explosion of imaginative high-quality filmmaking, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has initiated a new requirement for movies wishing to be considered for an Oscar starting in 2024:

AdobeStock_308211869_Editorial_Use_OnlyTheir cast, including lead and supporting actors, must meet certain numerical racial and ethnic quotas.

As any artist can tell you, the creative process can best be allowed to flourish in an atmosphere of rigid guidelines and explicit numerical targets. Only then can the human mind be truly set free to wander uninhibited so long as it stays within the confines of precisely defined parameters.

The move was in part a response to criticism that some movies have come under in recent years such as “1917” and “The Irishman,” both of which featured predominantly white casts.

AdobeStock_46093070No doubt, you are as enraged as we are that a movie set in Europe in 1917 and a movie about an Irish gangster during the Jimmy Hoffa era would somehow fail to include adequate representation of BIPOCs and the LGBTQ+ community.

It’s almost as if they love an accurate portrayal of history more than they do diversity.

In an effort to remedy the situation, studios are going to be held to a higher standard to be considered for the coveted Oscar award.

There are four specific standards, with which a movie must comply with two.

The first standard requires studios meet one of the following:

1)  The lead or significant supporting actors consist of one of:

Asian
Hispanic/Latinx
Black/African American
Indigenous/Native American/Alaskan Native
Middle Eastern/North African
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Other underrepresented race or ethnicity

2) 30% of the rest of the cast consist of:

Women
Racial or ethnic group
LGBTQ+
People with cognitive or physical disabilities, or who are deaf or hard of hearing

3) The main storyline centers on:

Women
Racial or ethnic group
LGBTQ+
People with cognitive or physical disabilities, or who are deaf or hard of hearing

The second standard includes similar quotas for the leadership and crew.

AdobeStock_360367782_Editorial_Use_OnlyWe know what you’re thinking, “Do aliens count? Because if aliens count Star Wars is golden. Who can even tell what gender or ethnicity they are never mind if they’re trans?”

Also, “That seems nuts.”

Not to worry, the Academy gave studios an out. The last two standards (and they only need to meet two overall) require they either toss some money at training programs, or toss some money at marketing to the same groups listed above.

Proving once again that throwing money at something can solve any social ill.

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Or any guilty conscience.

J.

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September 07, 2020

Be Sure To Wear Your PPE: Political Protective Equipment

As we approach the 170th day of our national 15-day “stop the spread” lock down initiative we thought it would be a good time to review the importance of these measures and understand that we are not out of the woods yet. This is no "mask hoax," it remains absolutely essential that we continue to do everything in our power to protect the most vulnerable among us:

Politicians.

That is why wearing a mask is so important. By wearing a mask you are helping to reduce the risk of spreading unpopular ideas and embarrassing revelations by at least 60%, even more so if your mask is one of those really distracting homemade ones with a bizarre or embarrassing design from some garment you pulled out of the bottom of a closet that kind of looks like Tweety Bird on acid.

Even a regular mask can effectively filter out enough syllables so as to render your colloquy on the proper balance of power between the state and individuals ineffective at spreading to others. That’s why it’s important to keep the mask over your nose as well and to seal it up on the sides the better to muffle your voice.

And it’s not enough for you to just wear your own mask, everyone around you must be forced to as well.

AdobeStock_356839993Sure, by wearing a mask you might be protecting others from your own disapproved-of viewpoints, but the only way you can protect yourself from the ideas and opinions of others is if they are forced to wear a mask as well. This is particularly important when you are in public where other people can hear you. Generally speaking, while you may take you mask off at home, you in fact do have to wear it on Zoom meetings and other conference calls as ideas can easily spread across the internet. Plus, by covering up your face you help to dehumanize yourself even more thus making facial cues and natural human empathy that much more difficult to propagate.

Speaking of which, by wearing our masks when and where we are commanded to, we honor our front-line tech workers who are struggling day in and day out to ensure that troublesome observations, distracting opinions, and problematic research are placed in quarantine where they can do no harm (particularly to profit margins).

By doing so, this helps ensure that we protect our elected leaders from unnecessary exposure to accountability to which they are particularly susceptible.

AdobeStock_221779120Know the warning signs! Common symptoms of accountability include flushing of the face, shortness of breath, flashes of anger, a sudden drop in the polls, and eventually a complete loss of control over the ability to tell people what to do.

Social distancing also remains a critical component of this as well. By reducing the ability of people to get together in any but the smallest of groups, we can, working together, make it extremely unlikely that they will be able to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

AdobeStock_152982997Well, unless it helps to further sew panic and disruption. Then it’s perfectly okay.

AdobeStock_263743101So remember, we know it’s been a long time, but it will take just a little bit longer to ensure your obedience training is complete and our politicians will be safe to rule as they, in their infinite wisdom, see fit.

J.

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September 02, 2020

Consensus Watch – 09/2/2020

An ongoing series dedicated to vigorously monitoring emerging threats to The Consensus that global warming is real, caused by humans, and must be addressed at all costs. Because without consensus, scientific conclusions would remain vulnerable to new data.

One of the silly little complaints climate deniers like to drag out constantly is that catastrophic climate predictions never come true, acting like it's all some big global warming fraud.

Sure, global warming was supposed to have left the Arctic free of ice by 2012. Fine, it didn’t. Climate science isn’t an exact sci…

Wait, hold that thought.

And yes, another prediction claiming that the Arctic would be free of ice in 2013 also didn’t come to pass.

The climate is complicated.

The Arctic was also not free of ice in 2014 as was originally predicted.

And yes, the same thing happened in 2015.

And again in 2016.

And 2018.

And, also 2019

This might not look good at first, but you’ll note that there was no such prediction made for 2017 when the Arctic did indeed remain covered in ice.

So, we’ll just chalk that up as a victory for The Consensus.

Apology accepted.

That brings us to 2020 and we’re sure some snarky climate denier who hates polar bears so much they probably want to kill them with their bare hands is going to point out that the prediction that the Arctic would be free of ice this year also failed to materialize.

Well, we have some news for you.

An elderly man in Massachusetts is screaming things really loudly.

It's science, people.

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You see, it’s extremely important that we stay focused on the fact that the Arctic is caught in an unending “vicious circle” of melting and that the area is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe creating a “deep wound” in our cryosphere and not permit ourselves to become distracted by the fact that none of that is true.

There is, after all, the Consensus.

J.

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August 31, 2020

Review of The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray

The Madness of Crowds” by Douglas Murray was published nearly a year ago and yet could not be more timely. Like The China Syndrome-Three Mile Island timely. Like, the film industry is finally making great comic-book movies before I die timely. And while it was not exactly the book I thought it was, it was anything but a disappointment.

Rather than being a deep dive into the psychology of mob behavior as I had assumed, The Madness of Crowds is instead a kind of detailed travelogue of the madness that has gripped our current culture, and in the end offers a possible explanation for why people seem to be going nuts all around us.

A handful of examples:

At a panel discussion at Rutgers university on identity politics, Kmele Foster, an African-American libertarian and entrepreneur, was making a purely reasonable defense for free speech when a portion of the crowd turned on him chanting “black lives matter.” At one point, one of the African Americans who had been shouting at him was asked by Foster:

“Do facts matter?”

His response?

“Don’t tell me about facts. I don’t need no facts.”

Well, that certainly does explain a lot!

It is also worth pondering that this excerpt is not from the chapter titled “Crazy Sh*t.” It doesn’t quite make the cut.

What does?

Upon the upcoming release of the movie Black Panther, a senior editor of The Planetary Society named Emily Lackdawalla asked Twitter “When would be the appropriate moment for a white woman such as herself to go to see Black Panther?”

Emily Lackdawalla

Keep in mind that Lackdawalla is a grown woman, a respected individual with a masters degree in planetary geology.

And yet she appears to believe that her skin color holds the power to rob black people of joy by her mere presence.

Infantilizing an entire race is apparently a new way to show them respect. Or perhaps she’s just floating ideas for the next MCU super-villain. Working titles: “Karen the Conqueror” and “Captain Supremacy.” Vote for your favorite in the comments.

In a later chapter Murray recounts the trouble National Geographic got into a few years back for an article it had published with a photo caption of Aboriginal Australians that read:

"South Australian Blackfellows: These savages rank lowest in intelligence of all human beings."

In 1916.

I think we can all agree that that was an awful thing to write. (Besides, Antifa members hold that crown.)

But we can also all agree that it was over 100 years ago.

National Geographic effusively apologized of course for these terrible statements made by people who aren’t them, but in the age of catastrophizing everything, it turns out little has changed.

Eight months after that confession, Vox noticed that the magazine had not learned its lesson after all. Writer Kainaz Amaria wrote a piece about National Geographic’s latest issue that included a cowboy sitting on a horse on an open plain juxtaposed with a photo of a native American protesting in full headdress and other accoutrements and noted that:

“This visual framing — the heroic white savior versus the savage native — is not new to the American imagination or to the magazine.”

We would argue that such visual framing had faded into obscurity from the American imagination quite a long time ago, but apparently not to the imagination of Amaria.

And that says so much more about her than about the rest of us.

It should also probably be noted that the native American protesting chose to dress the way he did of his own accord, perhaps forgetting he should have first sought the permission of Amaria.

These handful of anecdotes can not do justice to an Audible book that clocks in just under 12 hours, but it does give you a flavor, and after a bit you start understanding what Murray really means about the “madness of crowds.” It’s not always a momentary thing, a mob overcome with the emotion of the moment that settles down hours later. He’s also talking about societal madness, movements that endure over years to the point that a well-meaning professional woman feels the need to ask permission to see a movie featuring African Americans or a centuries-old institution feeling the need to start apologizing for statements made by people long dead.

More than that, Murray builds the case that the madness does have a purpose, that purpose being to divide us, to make us believe that life is so intolerable that we must tear it all down and start over.

Murray’s argument rests on the social justice warriors choosing transgender issues as their point of the spear for change. Not transsex or intersex, which are, or can be made to be, actual physical changes, but a movement that requires you to accept someone is of another gender simply because he or she asserts it without any other evidence needed.

As Murray points out, this naturally results in absurdities such as the convicted male rapist insisting he is a transgender women, getting placed in a woman’s prison, and then proceeding to rape four women.

A few additional observations.

Murray narrates the book himself, which is always  welcomed by me if they are any good at it. He is. He is a Brit and has that classic wry delivery you would expect. I could see some people finding it annoying after a bit, but I enjoyed it.

Murray is gay. This should not be important, and maybe some day it won’t be, but his observations regarding the LGBTQ community (namely that there really is no such thing in that the components of the abbreviation don’t really form an actual community) is informed by more personal experience than a straight person could bring to such a subject.

If you are interested in purchasing the book (available in various formats including hard cover, paperback, Audible, and Kindle, please consider using one of our links here (such as this one!). It is an affiliate link (explained towards the bottom of the column on the right) and costs you nothing extra but can help us out.

Of all the books we’ve reviewed this year, this one might be the most urgent. If only by a little.

J.

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August 28, 2020

They’re Relying On The Science! Political Science. (That’s A Science, Right?)

You might find yourself confused as to why you have to wear a face mask given all the conflicting information you’ve been given.

That’s because you have been duped. You need to stop listening to so-called “experts” like the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization and instead listen to real experts, like the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

Well, after they’ve changed their minds, that is. Just assume everything we thought we knew about viruses over the past five decades is wrong, and we just now in the past couple of months finally figured it all out.

Talk about timing.

For example, a study earlier this year that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine made the following observation:

“We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection… In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic."

We now know that this statement was taken out of context. The correct context is shut up and wear your mask.

Kind of casts it in a whole new light, doesn’t it?

The Surgeon General had made similar statements strongly discouraging the wearing of face masks saying they were ineffective and could do more harm than good.

He has since recanted, urging us all that masks actually do work explaining the change by pointing out that we once “prescribed cigarettes for asthmatics.”

Ha! We were SO dumb in the 1950s. And March.

Poltifact even fact-checked a study that suggested masks were ineffective, finding that:

“No, a CDC-WHO study does not prove that masks do not prevent spread of COVID-19.”

Silly Citizens.

Their reasons:

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First, the study was done on influenza, and yes, it may spread like Covid-19, but the study never mentioned Covid-19 specifically. (We assume they used the “Find” function.)

Second, they note that the study was done by the University of Hong Kong.

Keep in mind, they are trying to discredit the study by noting it was done by the Chinese.

Now normally, that would be very extremely racist and possibly a form of hate speech, and many careers would need to be ended as a consequence, but that is not the case here because of reasons.

Finally, one of the seven authors of the study said the claim was false.

Which author?

The only one who was white.

Again, under different circumstances that would be cause for an immediate dismissal of everyone at Politifact, the burning down of their offices and the smoking ruins left as a warning to others.

But these aren’t those circumstances. These are the kind of circumstances where you can say and do those things without fear of retribution.

The white, reliable, non-Chinese scientist pointed out that the finding that masks were not effective was an “incorrect interpretation,” of the study “confusing absence of evidence with evidence of absence.”

In human speak, that means the study found no proof that they were effective, but it didn’t prove they were ineffective either.

In other words, just because you found that beating on your computer with a hammer didn’t seem to help it connect to WiFi, doesn’t mean you’ve proven that beating on your computer with a hammer isn’t effective.

Science!

It should also be pointed out that the CDC directs you to many Chinese studies to prove that masks are in fact effective.

But we guess those were all approved by white guys.

Still suspicious?

Permit us to drop some truth bombs on you.

The CDC believes so strongly that you should wear a mask that they state right on their web site that you must not under any circumstances wear the most effective mask for stopping the spread of virus.

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Instead, wear some random piece of cloth that your neighbor down the street, the one with all the cats, made using her deceased husband’s old Korean War uniforms.

You should also be perfectly comfortable finding that when you pull up many of the articles (such as this one and this one) on how face masks might not be all that effective, those articles have been modified with clarifications and notes saying that what they said is no longer true.

Which is not the least bit suspicious so stop thinking about it right now.

You should also not spend any time at all pondering the ramifications of the CDC’s latest advice that wearing a mask when you most need it, such as during close contact with someone for 15 minutes or longer, is useless.

Given all this, it is clear that as sovereign citizens we can examine this conflicting advice, much of it potentially politically motivated, and make our own decisions regarding whether or not we should wear a mask, under what circumstances, and how comfortable we are around others who may make decisions different from ours based on their own circumstances and risk tolerance.

Ha, ha, just kidding. Put on your mask and shut up.

J.

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