Subsidize demand. Restrict supply.

If you want something for “free,” make sure the government isn’t the payor. It’s a classic moral hazard.

In the case of any shortfall of the “free” good or service, the government will appeal to the people they saddled with the costs. AKA taxpayers. It’s the taxpayers fault for not paying enough. Or, it’s the taxpayers who are being hurt (by our policies) and must have relief!

Raising taxes is one solution. Reducing services is another. Doing both is optimal for your government. And when the drain on the Treasury can be reduced by eliminating customers… well health care isn’t where you want that to happen.

Those of you who think corporations are dispassionate have never considered the heights of dispassion available to the organization that controls the currency and monopolizes the ‘legal’ use of deadly force. Which may come from a gun or a syringe.

Canada’s Euthanasia Policies Under Scrutiny As Reports Surface Of Euthanizing A Man For “Hearing Loss”

“Free” health care

Canada continues its long running demonstration that health care is not the same as health insurance. That ceding control of your health care based on promises from government health ‘insurers’ is a sucker’s move.

It’s been awhile since I mentioned Canada’s health ‘care’ system as a cautionary tale, but with the US Democrat hegemony piling more money into Obamacare with the Inflation Resurgence Reduction Act, you might be interested in what awaits us if the Dem’s universal health care dreams continue.

July 22nd, 2022
As Canada’s health system burns, Trudeau and the provinces debate the firehose
A public health-care system that was already straining before the pandemic is now visibly coming apart.

Aug 9, 2022
Healthcare costs for average Canadian family to hit $16,000 this year

A typical Canadian family of four will pay about $15,847 for public healthcare insurance this year, according to a study done by the Fraser Institute.

“Canadians pay a substantial amount of money for healthcare through a variety of taxes, even if we don’t pay directly for medical services,” said Fraser Institute director of health policy studies and study co-author Bacchus Barua in a Tuesday statement.

GOLDSTEIN: Canadian medicare — high costs, long waits, mediocre outcomes

Long before the pandemic hit, the myth of “free” Canadian health care gave us one of the most expensive health-care systems, with some of the longest medical wait times in the developed world, with mediocre outcomes judged by international standards.

Speaking of pandemic: Canada maintains the most draconian conglomeration of CCP virus mandates anywhere outside of China or North Korea. You can look it up. The government can do this because they can say your health insurance doesn’t apply to your health care if you don’t do what you are told.

Some looking it up examples: Make sure you find some info about Tamara Lich.

Artur Pawlowski is another example of free speech suppression. The Powlowski charges have been overturned.

Tamara Lich is still a political prisoner.

Scotty! Impulse engines – FULL REVERSE!!

Have monkeypox? CDC advises no sex, but says masturbation 6 feet apart or virtual sex reduce risk

This would be humorous, if it were not our government health gurus at work protecting us.

It is problrmatic for the Progressive anointed to acknowledge that Monkeypox is, for the time being, overwhelmingly spread among homosexual males who have never heard the phrase ‘impulse control.’ They represent 98% of the infections.

They identify as Monkeypox immune. And f*ck the rest of society… Which is their objective, I guess.

The same people who ranted about mask mandates, “You’re a murderer if you don’t wear one!“, can’t bring themselves to impede large homosexual sexfests in any way.

Any serious measures to discourage male-on-male orgies is at least bordering on the “speech is violence” theories of white female progs on Twitter. It’s stigmatizing gays to say, “Have sex with fewer strangers, especially groups of strangers. If you have symptoms, don’t have sex at all.” As the WaPo puts it, “As monkeypox strikes gay men, officials debate warnings to limit partners.” Debate… warnings? I guess it’s not like a mask mandate because it’s only a warning, and Monkeypox is not airborne. Although these impulse control deniers are working on helping it mutate.

And what would be analogous to mask mandates, anyway? Chastity belt mandates? Butt plug mandates? Dental dam mandates? Hazmat suit mandates? All of the above seem reasonable for people who don’t understand abstinence is for their own good. Right? Right?…

What happened to “follow the science”?

And, we obviously need Monkeypox vaccinations for kids, of course. You can no more expect toddlers and infants to masturbate 6 feet apart than you can the 98%. It can’t be that infants understand virtual sex, can it? And who knows what sex they really are?

In May the WHO said there was no urgent need for Monkeypox vaccination. We’ve heard this before. Only this time we already had effective vaccines.

The problem is there’s a vaccine shortage because HHS took WHO’s advice. HHS didn’t order bottling of doses the US already owned until June, and the FDA was slow to conduct an inspection allowing it to ship. The FDA finished in late July.

Meanwhile, to help build your confidence in our public health Czars, a headline from the 50’s:
New York Health Department says hundreds of people may be infected with polio virus

Ghouling

Urban Dictionary has a definition of “Ghouling”

The act of an individual, mostly persons involved in the media, who exploit a tragedy to further their own gain. In the case of the media, persons often indulge in inappropriate acts to ‘flesh out’ a story.

…which sufficed before Michael Hiltzik at the LA Times said, “Hold my beer!”

Post Hiltzik, we need a new definition. Perhaps: “An exclusively hateful form of trolling exemplified by the publicly expressed desire for, or celebration of, the death of others on a political basis. Thought to originate in the many images and fantasies celebrating the slow, humiliating, and painful demise of Donald Trump. (See Kathy Griffin)

Or we find a new word. The contest is open in the comments section.

(The following link deliberately broken. Can be easily fixed, if you must.)
Given the headline: Mocking anti-vaxxers’ COVID deaths is ghoulish, yes — but may be necessary

It may be not a little ghoulish to celebrate or exult in the deaths of vaccine opponents. And it may be proper to express sympathy and solicitude to those they leave behind.

But mockery is not necessarily the wrong reaction to those who publicly mocked anti-COVID measures and encouraged others to follow suit, before they perished of the disease the dangers of which they belittled.

Nor is it wrong to deny them our sympathy and solicitude, or to make sure it’s known when their deaths are marked that they had stood fast against measures that might have protected themselves and others from the fate they succumbed to.

One wonders why a healthy 46 year old female should be posthumously mocked because she conducted a rational risk analysis. Do you think saying “I told you so,” after that makes her feel stupid? No. Spitting on her grave is click bait posing as Hiltzik’s edgy righteousness.

Another wonder is the LA Times headline writer’s evident islamaophobia and cultural appropriation.

The earliest stories of the ghouls emerge from Arabic legend. The myth of the ghoul predates Islam, but because the ghoul is mentioned in the Koran the creature is still a source of terror in Arabic culture today.

The headline person had better click bait in the original title. The URL originally pointed to something titled “why-shouldnt-we-dance-on-the-graves-of-anti-vaxxers.” This is almost certainly the author’s working title, which tends to belie his weaseling double negatives and “may be propers”. Whatever, it’s a clumsy attempted cover up of somebody’s macabre delight in the death of people who contract a disease they had little reason to fear.

(Next link is broken deliberately, also.)
In other words, The unvaccinated cherish their freedom to harm others. How can we ever forgive them?
Heather Mallick, Toronto Star

Will we ever forgive the deliberately unvaccinated for having helped spread a disease that killed and disabled so many, devastating the economy, leaving many of us jobless and wretched?

Will we ever look on them gently when their casual choices left us unable to hold a loved one as she died? When a young woman with stage 4 colon cancer had her surgery postponed for the third time because hospitals are packed with unvaccinated COVID-19 patients at death’s door? Death has an open-door policy, never more so than now.

And will your children forgive you?…

Can a little girl tell people that her unvaccinated dad died of COVID-19?

For each unvaccinated American death, Kuper says, about nine people lose a grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse or child. But a child’s suffering is greatest. Children come first with all of us. Don’t they?

I’m sure you can think of several objections to Ms. Mallick’s treacly whining. I’ll give you some.

1- Economic devastation can be laid primarily on the ongoing authoritarian incompetence of politicians and bureaucrats.

2- That little girl can simply say, “My Dad died from the CCP virus.” And, if asked whether her Dad was vaccinated she should be diligently coached to respond, “None of your f*cking business, ghoul!”

3- For each American death from any cause (including vaccination) about nine people lose a grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse or child. (I’m taking her word for the number.)

4- Where’s the question about forgiving the people who kicked off vaccination hesitancy, and are presently holding up momo-clonal antibody distribution – Joe and Kamala? Or about those who stuffed elder care facilities full of active cases – Mario and Gretchen?

Wizards of Oz?

Yes.

Compared to Joe Biden, these Aussie public servants are Wizards:
Evacuate the dogs? No worries.

I would say, “Thanks Australia! I never thought I’d to be able to use that image twice in the the same year.

But I can’t. National Lampoon didn’t actually shoot the dog(s). The NSW council did. Because CCP virus.

Rescue dogs shot dead by NSW council due to COVID-19 restrictions

In Oz, it’s “If you bogans dare violate the locky d, we’ll shoot these dingos. Fair dinkum!”

Whether the NSW council announced that in advance is not mentioned. Probably not, surprised dogs are usually easier to shoot. I know, the dogs would not have been able to run far in their cages, but Australian laws preventing gun ownership mean “shooting fish in a barrel” isn’t part of their slang.

I’m hopeful our own official terrorist designators won’t apply this Aussie lesson to those who think getting a jab is not for them.

This is solace to Andrew’s Coumo’s dog, however. Captain was only abandoned, and he’s not going to Australia any time soon. Captain’s mistake was being adopted as a prop by a powerful man who populated New York’s nursing homes with active CCP virus cases, and who will soon need to get by on an extra $50,000 per annum lifetime pension. A mere pittance, if you don’t know he’s a disgraced, rich politician.

But, who can afford a kennel, with only that additional income?
Cuomo’s dog Captain left at mansion after governor departed

Maybe New York’s gun laws saved Captain, but the almost ex-governor didn’t say.

Scientific Mess-od

“If you thought that science was certain – well, that is just an error on your part.”

“I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.”

-Richard Feynman

One thing we learned from the CCP virus is that we have unelected, credentialist politicians passing themselves off as scientists: Sinecurists for whom the scientific method is something “more honoured in the breach than in the observance.”

The consequences are predictable:
Misplaced trust: When trust in science fosters belief in pseudoscience and the benefits of critical evaluation

“We identify two critical determinants of vulnerability to pseudoscience. First, participants who trust science are more likely to believe and disseminate false claims that contain scientific references than false claims that do not. Second, reminding participants of the value of critical evaluation reduces belief in false claims, whereas reminders of the value of trusting science do not.”

You might think that means it is easier to persuade those with more education to apply critical thinking than to convince less credentialed people to do so. The rubes in flyover country are therefore more likely to qualify as domestic terrorists, by DHS definition, than the anointed.

Apparently it doesn’t work quite that way:
Americans with PhDs are the most reluctant to get vaccinated against COVID, study finds

Maybe that Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburg study is bogus. Maybe the 10,000 PhDs in that study have their degrees in Education or ________ Studies, and see CCP virus vaccination as a plot against oppressed minorities.

Our President agrees with the plot theory. He sees the Tuskegee Experiment (not to be confused with the Tuskegee Airmen, Mr. President) as a reason blacks are vaccination hesitant.

Really? Joe, you’re this ‘ ‘ close to forcing every American to be vaccinated. Somehow resistance to that is comparable to an immoral government experiment on a handful of black men? 70 years ago? Under a Democrat President? … Actually, you would absolutely correct about the immorality in both cases. Too bad that you can’t understand the point. Because, if you did, you would have told the DHS that people who object to forced vaccination are not to be called terrorists.

All you accomplished was to remind blacks of something deserving an abject apology. Which has already been made, but it couldn’t have hurt to do it again instead of re-politicizing it.

You promoted racial discord for current political gain. You discouraged blacks from getting the protection you advertised. I know that is straight out of the Democrat Playbook… but SHAME! While it does reprise the theory that AIDS was developed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to kill off African Americans and gays, it is unworthy of Hunter’s legacy.

OK. To atone for the Tuskegee Experiment atrocity, what could we do to encourage CCP virus vaccination? Make White people go first! Been there. Done that.

Back to the thinking of those of PhDs. Maybe they did apply critical thinking – noted the government positions change frequently by 180 degrees, have been worse than ineffective, and claim ‘science’ is being attacked when any diktat is questioned.

Is it possible those PhDs consider basing conclusions on pictures in the New York Times to be unscientific?:
CDC Took Mistaken Data on Delta Variant Transmissibility From a New York Times Infographic

The CDC makes national economic policy based on incorrect data in NYT pictures, and bases its disease prevention advice on CNN chyrons:
The Gay Festival Behind the CDC’s New Mask Guidelines
…instead of the Random Controlled Trials, which they insist on when evaluating everything else.

The word “method” is no longer to be inferred when the apparatchiks tell us to ‘follow the science.’