Given the hysterical eagerness of mainstream media to promote a vaccine as the only way to stop the pandemic I’m not surprised to read today that Big Pharma and the fear and panic merchants of the scientific community are still pushing a vaccine that only yesterday was reported to have failed at the very first stage of trials by spectacularly not preventing vaccinated Rhesus monkeys from developing symptoms.
But then those of us with suspicious minds have speculated all along that the PANdemIC is not driven by a virus but by a political agenda.

The same was true of the 2009 Swine flupandemic,  another non – event that would not have attracted a single column millimter of news coverage had the crook and liar Prof. Neil Ferguson predicted, on the strength or output from his flawed and easily riggable mathematical models rather than empirical evidence that thousands would die in a global pandemic resulting from a Coronavirus strain jumping the species barrier from pigs. This was Ferguson’s prediction of how the Swine Flu pandemic would play out: Guy has a lot to answer for

“In 2009, Ferguson and his Imperial team predicted that swine flu had a case fatality rate 0.3 per cent to 1.5 per cent. His most likely estimate was that the mortality rate was 0.4 per cent. A government estimate, based on Ferguson’s advice, said a ‘reasonable worst-case scenario’ was that the disease would lead to 65,000 UK deaths.

In the end swine flu killed 457 people in the UK and had a death rate of just 0.026 per cent in those infected. Ferguson’s prediction of 500,000 deaths from COVID – 19 if the economy was not shut down has about the same relationship with reality even  after figures for “COVID related deaths” have been ramped up by including as a “COVID related death” people who died of heart failure after a decades long history of cardio – vascular problems, but who, while in hospital, happened to have stood near a person who later tested positive for the disease. Oh yes, such tenuous links to COVID have been used to inflate figures in support of the fear and panic campaign.

Government and media  throughout the liberal democracies has left many people in a state of abject fear. They dwell on death. They religously count the number of people who have Covid-19 infections. They say nothing of the vast army of people who have had it but are now perfectly fit. They say nothing of the vast army of people who have had no or mild symptoms.

The people behind this campaign have no time for Common Sense.

Where I live in rural Lancashire, UK I would have to meet 2000 over people before the balance of probabilities would indicate I had met ONE with Covid-19. Yet local news reported from a supermarket and singled out a man standing by himself some distance from the entrance. The reporter politely asked him whether this was the start of a queue. With wild angry eyes and spittle flying he demanded that the unfortunate news hound maintain a social distance (As the reporter had a mic attached to a selfie stick she must have been well over six fet away).

At the tills a grim-faced lady would not move along a snake-like queue because the distance laterally was not 2 metres.

Both creatures had, in my view, been damaged by the relentless propaganda designed to maintain control by fear.

I have encountered many examples of similar fear online, notably at U.S. platform Medium.com where both content and comment threads are dominated by the more illogical extremes of liberal and progressive movements.  One person who replied to a comment I posted a few weeks ago accused me of “volunteering for death” if I did not isolate myself until vaccinated. The fact that there is not, and may never be an effective vaccine escaped him completely.

Another told me, when I commented about the low kill rate of COVID – 19, that only right wing Republicans tried to play down the threat of COVID – 19 but people who followed REAL news sites knew that ten per cent of Americans had already died of COVID – 19. There are so many indications of congenital idiocy in that statement I didn’t even bother trying to elighten her.

But the prize for compete and nutter fear induced insanity goes to the gentleman who tried to twist everything I said, first claiming that instead of my perfectly reasonable repetition of the well known fact that COVID – 19 has predominantly affected people of above retirement age with known health problems, or younger people with serious health problems. He first insisted I had said COVID – 19 only affects retireees and therefore believed only the young deserve care, and when I questioned his motivations or the quality of his literacy skills he was outraged that I should suggest he was stupid and that only far right extremists believed Trump’s lie that COVID – 19 only affects old people. His comment continued at length about how I was angry and hurt at his “correcting the misinformation” in my comment and was lashing out because he had humiliated me.
Angry? Well I was slightly miffed that he had missed my humourous references to COVID – 19 having only a slightly higher fatality rate in the young and healthy than spontaneous combustion or bizarre gardening accidents (a reference to the spoof rockumentary Spinal Tap, or a rather more obscure reference to Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

In my response I have him links to three UK and European left wing sources that backed up everything I wrote.  I haven’t heard from him since – pity really, I’d intended to let him in on the secret that British Republicans tend to be fringe left wing  activists rather than Donald Trump fans.

When we reflect on the bovine stupidity of those who unquestioningly swallow the entire fear and panic narrative, it’s no wonder the global elites found it so easy to seize our liberty and right to exercise free will. Whether they can hold their gains is up to us.

UK To Ask Citizens Over 70 To Self – Isolatate For 4 MONTHS As Coronavirus Fails To Kill Zillions

by Ian R Thorpe

First of al can I say That I’m over 70 and I’ve no intention of self isolating for more than four hours. I know several attractive women half my age who are struggling to pay their rent and might welcome the chance to move into my spare bedroom.

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock today confirmed the government plans to ask (or probably coerce,) people aged over 70 to isolate themselves  from society for up to four months amid a coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to protect them, but critics say it may be a really bad idea.

It’s quite obvious to us, experience bloggers and lifelong cynics that we are, that the government, civil service, law enforcement and national security agencies and all the assorted experts, pundits and talking heads have forgotten the lesson our generation learned from The Hitch Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy:

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Isolating the elderly is “clearly in the action plan” Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told Sky News, confirming suspicions that the government and its advisors are in full panic mode. Reports in the British media over the past few days have predicted the government would advise older people to stay in their homes for a while ….. but four months? That could be a life sentence for some of us.

“We will be setting out more detail when it’s the right time to do,” Hancock added, which may mean within days or a few weeks down the line.

“We absolutely appreciate that it is a very big ask of the elderly and the vulnerable, and it’s for their own self-protection,” Hancock told Sky News reporter Sophy Ridge.

To date Britain has 1,140 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 disease, with the death toll standing at 21, both statistics being way below the numbers for seasonal ‘flu or sepsis. According to medical professionals elderly people have shown to be more vulnerable to the virus, as they are more likely to develop serious symptoms. This is a misunderstanding of statistics of course as healthy elderly people are no more likely to develop serious symptoms from the infection. It is true to say that elderly people are more likely to die of coronavirus, but then it’s also true to say that elederly people are more likely to die. End of story. Literally.

The British government has been criticized for its response to the coronavirus epidemic, which up to this latest panic measure was based on spreading fear and panic building up “herd immunity,” rather than restraining the spread of the virus. That approach assumed those who developed the infection and recovered would have some immunity, though there is as yet little evidence of that.

The plan to have elderly people isolated for months on end is a bad idea as they have to have contact with the outside world to get food, attend medical appointments and so on, it also subjects them to increased risks of depression and other problems, some critics of the idea say.

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Poor sleep a heath risk for old guys – or a survival tactic?

Once again I have stumbled on a health scare story that makes me question WTF we are paying these researchers for:

Poor sleep quality greatly increases the risk of high blood pressure in older men, a study has found.


A lack of deep sleep has been found to raise the risk by 80% over a period of 3.4 years.

Researchers measured how long 784 men with an average age of 75 spent in “slow wave sleep” (SWS), a deep stage of sleep from which it is difficult to awaken.

SO EFFING WHAT?
What planet do these arseholes live on. There’s this stge of sleep from which it is difficult to wake up right? And they’re looking into why old guys over 75 spend little time in it, right?

Does it not occur to them the thing old guys over 75 fear about going to sleep is not waking up?

It’s about wanting to stay alive FFS.

full story in The Independent

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OLd Bags Don Your Coats, Your Hats And Grab Your Umbrellas, Your Country Needs YOU

Well the “riots” of last week seem to be well and truly over and it seems like everyone is chipping in their twopennorth as to the causes of this unprecedented outpouring of selfishness and greed. They’re also chipping in with solutions to the problem of disaffected youf.

So far it has been the fault of the parents, education, the national curriculum, the police, authority, people who have things – such as a work ethic, morals, conscience, pride, a job, an ability to communicate without every second syllable beginning with f, shoelaces, jeans that fit, more than three functioning brain cells – capitalism, consumer society, advertisers,Princess Diana… oh go on just add your own to the list.

Solutions have ranged from bringing back National Service, vocational education, scrapping the national curriculum, making all children do maths till the age of 36, street cleaning, community service, beating, drowning at birth, shooting and imprisonment, to name but a few.

So we at Boggartblog thought we should outline our plan for re-establishing the nation’s stiff upper, ramrod backbone and a firm belief in the values espoused by Rudyard Kipling, not least the ability to enjoy afternoon tea with exceedingly good cakes.

We don’t need more police, we don’t need riot squads, we don’t need frowning politicians.

What we do need are more old bags.

Opinionated old ladies who are not afraid to make their feelings known, no matter whom they may upset, old bags just like the Grandma from the Giles cartoons and our dear old Mum.

We need a whole army of them, patrolling the streets with their winter coats firmly buttoned, their umbrellas furled and ready to point, their beady eyes peeled to all manner of things that weren’t like that in their day, and their tongues duly sharpened to let anybody and everybody know just what they think at any given time.

The old bag who lived next door to us when I was just knee high to a grasshopper could stop a child dead in their paces with one steely glance over the garden wall.

The one we lived next door to after that, who probably wasn’t really that old given that she had children that were knee high to me, only had to twitch the net curtains for us kids to scatter to wherever we had come from.

Old bags would shame the recalcitrant child into giving up its seat on the bus to an older person.

Old bags would calmly accost a litterbug and point out that they appeared to have dropped something.

Old bags thought nothing of telling miscreants off for spitting, swearing, not covering their mouths when they coughed, walking three abreast on the pavement, wearing skirts too short, not having your coat done up, getting soaked through in the rain, not forming an orderly queue, pushing in, snogging in public, snogging on the bus, snogging in the cinema.

Old bags were omnipotent. They saw everything, they knew everybody.
How many times has the phrase, “I know who you are Johnny Smith, I know where you live, I’ll be telling your parents about you…” followed the retreating figure of a wannabe arsehole down the street?

And how often did those all seeing eyes and uninhibited tongues prevent a little mischief that could have led to so much more?

Unfortunately the old bag appears to be a dying breed, but Boggartblog says ladies, and men but you would have to drag up, get your coats, get your hats, get your umbrellas and take to the streets. Stick your nose into anybody’s business, say what you want without fear of political correctnesss or other people’s feelings, name and shame those around you who don’t conform to your ideas of good public behaviour.

YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU!

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Pissed Pensioners Courting Health Problems Says Report

A new report out today recommends pensioners should have a lower limit for alcohol consumption than younger people.

People over 65 should drink less – BBC News

Now this does not really affect me, I’m not sixty five for hundreds of years yet, well two years and eight weeks to be exact, but what really pisses me off is that these aresholes think I have reached this stage in my life without being able to make my own mind up when I’ve had enough.

When I’m lying in the gutter choking on my own vomit I am well aware that I should not have any more to drink, well only a couple of halves maybe or perhaps a whisky to help me sleep.

Old people are individuals and have their own individual lifestyle. And some are able to put away industrial quantities of booze as our tribute to the late Queen Mother, an inspirational Old Queen demonstrated.

One of my favourite bloggers, Dick Puddlecote, has in the past had much to say on this campaign to demonise drink. He will have much more to say in future no doubt (scroll way down the left column to Dick’s tags and find ‘drinking’.

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Who Wants To Live Forever?

It has taken me a few days to catch up with this item because there has been so much going on, the election, volcanoes, long lunches etc. Last week one of the guests on television show It’s Only A Theory was longevity expert Aubrey De Grey. Aubrey is always a brilliant guest on any TV show. Now I know he is a biologist and some of your think I harbour an irrational hated of scientists but to jump to that conclusion because I take the piss out of them so much is irrational.

What sets people like Aubrey (and Stephen Hawking, who we will be coming to in a later post, among others) apart from those who cop the full sarcasm barrage is none of these guys announces “I’m a scientist” as if that proves they are more clever than anybody in their audience. Oh and also, in Aubrey’s case he has the most splendid fuck off beard in the history of everything ever. It’s a real Old Testament Prophet fuck off beard. It makes Osama Bin Laden’s wispy little beard look like an effing novice. Sometimes Aubrey’s beard seems to have a life of its own.

The theory Aubrey De Grey was on the show to propose was that the first human being who will live for 1000 years has already been born.

If you are thinking the problems humanity will face when life expectancy jumps in the space of two generations from 80 to 800 dwarfs the catastrophic effects of climate change just remember that like climate change it is only a theory. What is fascinating about Aubrey De Grey is the way he explains his work, not only is he a brilliant thinker, he is a brilliant communicator as well.

The work he and is team do is not aimed at stretching life to infinity but at preventing the deterioration that comes with age, seeking therapies that will hold off aching joints, wrinkly skin and incontinence as well as dementia and saggy bodies. Cool, but unfortunately living longer will be a side effect.

One statistic mentioned was that the cost of old age is set to soar. In terms of healthcare costs, the last year of life for the average person equals the total of the rest of their years. And as life extends so the duration of peoples’ decrepitude extends in proportion. Preventing deterioration then carries social benefits as well as “good television” kudos.

Even if the deterioration of age can be prevented it still leaves far too many oldies for society to absorb however so when Aubrey and his cohorts have abolished arthritis and Alzheimer’s how do we stop the population becoming unbalanced? Boggart Blog suggests we use the internet to monitor individual lifestyles and watch for signs people are about to become too expensive. When comfort becomes a more important factor than style in choice of clothes, when people stop watching Midsomer Murders because it is all sex and violence, when people buy the same book three times, when people prefer complan to kebabs, we just have to kill them.

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