Flags, banners, and stickers: Instead of staking out territories, modern Americans seem to stake out very visible political fences.

I’ve been on a long road trip through the US, from the South-West to the East Coast for nearly a year now, passing through many States and Counties. In some I stayed longer, others only served as a through-way. And I got to peek into many a front yard, driveway, and car window. As an outsider I always found it odd that one would stick a banner in one’s yard during an election year, because I wasn’t used to people feeling so strongly about who’s president that they needed to announce it in print form. I’m still not used to…

New study shows that naturally acquired immunity is equivalent to vaccine; we finally need to test for (and discuss) T-cell immunity

A new study was just pre-published under the title “Protection of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection is similar to that of BNT162b2 vaccine protection: A three-month nationwide experience from Israel.”

The study compares the efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine to the efficacy of naturally acquired immunity (i.e. through a previous infection with Sars-Cov2 or similar virus). The results show that naturally acquired immunity is equivalent to immunity acquired through inoculation. In fact, naturally acquired immunity does a few percentage points better than the Pfizer vaccine. This is an extremely important finding, not only because it proves what I have personally always considered…

There is testable long-term T-cell immunity against Sars-Cov2

Update, April 27 2020: New study just proved my statements below — naturally acquired Covid-19 immunity due to prior infection is in fact ever so slightly more effective at preventing future infections than the Pfizer vaccine: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.04.20.21255670v1

I’m very impressed with how quickly the US are rolling out the Covid-19 vaccines, while Europe looks on in wonder. The discussion of compulsory vaccination and vaccination passports emerged very early on as part of the first lockdowns already — and it is now more important than ever to stay realistic and rational. We’ve already seen events exclusively open to vaccinated people, the…

Whatever happened to accountability for our own actions?

Let’s parse the oft-heard statement that wearing a mask is like wearing a seatbelt: a courtesy. First off the obvious in that wearing a seatbelt is not a courtesy. In fact, it’s the opposite, it’s an act of egoism. It only protects the wearer of the seatbelt and it encourages more reckless driving, therefore putting everyone else in danger. Especially bicycle accidents and pedestrian injuries are higher, when drivers wear seatbelts. From a public safety point of view, the argument should be made that seatbelts should not be worn. As a Libertarian (in the original meaning) I would say that…

Two Golden Girl’s episodes perfectly illustrate PC BS

Image from timeout.com

Like many of us, I’ve had a lot of time to watch TV and streaming services over the past year. There came a point where I felt I had actually finished Netflix and I had binged a lot of stuff I wouldn’t have under normal circumstances. What I ended up doing, was watching a few series I had only seen as a teenager, dubbed (with ridiculous voices) on television back in Europe. The Golden Girls, for example, turned out to be quite a bit less annoying in original English, genuinely funny at times, and pretty progressive for its decade. …

A prevalent argument about Covid that isn’t quite true

If the 2020 lockdowns had been part of a comprehensive plan with all kinds of built-in safety nets for the population, I might have been ok with them. But the truth is, governments improvised — and badly. A number of countries or regions have a second round of lockdowns now, based on the same flawed reasons as last year. They’ve had a year to work out better plans. And the truth is, they’ve had decades before that to prepare. Sars-Cov2 did not come as a surprise to epidemiologists and their teams who tried to work out pandemic plans with governments.

We knew what was coming

2020 was a big distraction from real issues

I can’t deny it, I’m still really pissed about what happened in 2020 with this pandemic and I will continue to be outraged, because the one thing I have zero tolerance for is hypocrisy. So let’s look at some of the ridiculousness accented by 2020.


Healthcare coffers keep getting drained

Many countries have continually drained the budgets of important public services — healthcare, education, good journalism (just sayin’), etc. In most cases politicians are simply corrupt or in a milder form are only interested in their own power and popularity. Let’s build walls, or huge football (soccer) stadia and other vanity projects, and have parties…

My faith in scientific modesty and reason is crumbling

I’m not a spiritual person, but I trust in nature. And I’d say I believe in science. I’m a misanthropist, I do not trust in people and most of the time I don’t believe them either. I guess I always viewed scientists as an exception, with a mission to tell the truth, to be modest and reasonable. To be the ones to go: “Calm down everybody, there is no reason to panic!”. I’ve always believed people more who started a sentence with: “We cannot be absolutely sure, but evidence points toward xyz”, than people who made definitive statements.

This year…

The UK Supreme Court sets a dangerous precedent

I’ve closely followed Simon Dolan’s legal case against the UK government over the two Covid lockdowns in the UK. Not surprisingly, he had to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court — among the media-induced panic, it was probably too much to ask some judges to make any reasonable decisions and take responsibility. Now the sad day has arrived on which the Supreme Court refused to even hear Dolan’s case, setting a dangerous precedent. I will add Dolan’s full response at the end of this article.

The UK case was partly built around using the UK’s 1984…

Exemplified by the lawsuit against UK government

I am sharing in full the newsletter I received today from Simon Dolan’s lawsuit against the UK government over the 2020 Covid lockdowns. It exemplifies perfectly what is and has been going on in large parts of the world, with distortion of information, digging up of old information and “evidence” that has already been proven false, massive flaws in testing, etc. Read for yourself:

Update on Join the Legal Challenge to the UK Govt Lockdown

The legal team has made amends to the 2nd Judicial Review meaning that it’s arguments are in relation not only to the first national lockdown…

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