Video Podcast – Advancing of the Speech Police

by: Brent Smith

Today I discuss a bill that is being proposed in Kentucky, by a Republican, which will make it a crime, a Class B misdemeanor, if they (protesters or rioters), “accost, insult, taunt, or challenge a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response from the perspective of a reasonable and prudent person.”

Well isn’t that vague and ridiculous, lumping in words with violent acts. How convenient. And isn’t it always the way. Bad policy always begins with well-meaning Republicans, unable to comprehend the slippery slope they put us on, as not-well-meaning leftists eventually get a hold of it. read more

Six Degrees of Racism

by: Brent Smith

There is an idea or saying called Six Degrees of Separation, where all people on average are six, or fewer, social connections away from each other. A derivative of this is a game, called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, where you choose 6 celebrities, and through a similar process, all roads lead to Kevin Bacon. I’ve never tried it, but I understand it does work.

However, the left is more apt to play Six Degrees of Racism, where they choose six political or current event topics (one and the same for leftists), and eventually all roads will lead back to racism.

To the casual observer, this may seem incongruous, but as racism is a leftist’s go-to, can’t-fail play, it is logical that every thought or emotion will lead back to racism.

The Daily Wire has chronicled another such example.

from the Daily Wire:

Illinois ‘Anti-Racist’ Training: Expecting People Of Color To Teach White People Is ‘Covert White Supremacy’

CHELYABINSK, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 14, 2020: English teacher Aniset Elli teaches children during a class at the private kindergarten Colibri. Aniset Elli grew up in Cameroon, studied law and worked as a lawyer; after moving to Russia he got a bachelor's degree in international relations in Nizhny Novgorod, now he is a linguistics student in Chelyabinsk. Nail Fattakhov/TASS EDITORIAL USE ONLY; NO COMMERCIAL USE; NO ADVERTISING
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Discovery a New Type of Bone Cell

Researchers have discovered a new type of bone cell, which could change our understanding of conditions like osteoporosis
Researchers have discovered a new type of bone cell, which could change our understanding of conditions like osteoporosis

By taking their microscopes to the skeletal structures of the human body, scientists in Australia have unearthed an entirely new type of bone cell, one they believe may play an important role in the development of various bone diseases. The new cell switches on a number of unique genes, shedding new light on the way bones degenerate and reform and opening up new possibilities for the treatment of conditions like osteoporosis.

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COVID Variant Strains – Another Convenient Cry of Wolf

by: Brent Smith

In January of this this year I posted a piece on World Net Daily explaining how I was not at all convinced that new strains of COVID-19 even existed.

I expressed it as just another excuse to keep us masked-up and locked down.

Can you blame any of us for being, at the very least, skeptical, “after all the misstatements, half-truths and outright lies we’ve been fed, not only scientifically and medically, but politically, in regards to the election, I’m finding it increasing difficult to believe that a new, mutated strain of the virus has been discovered, just as the vaccine is being widely distributed.” read more

New Samsung Smartphone Sensor – 50-100Mega Pixel Photos and More

A new Isocell GN2 camera sensor from Samsung takes some big steps forward in autofocus and imaging technology
A new Isocell GN2 camera sensor from Samsung takes some big steps forward in autofocus and imaging technology
Samsung

Smartphones have revolutionized photography, making it vastly easier than ever before to capture and share great images. And on the other side of the coin, camera advances are probably responsible for a lot of smartphone sales these days; phones have been more than good enough in most areas for many years now, and a terrific new camera provides a compelling reason to upgrade where a processing boost or RAM upgrade might not move the needle.

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Conservatives Acting like Conservatives Again!

by: Brent Smith

This is terrific and long overdue. States are finally getting smart – seeing the light, as it were. Red States are beginning to act like Red States – like free States again.

Finally following the lead of States like South Dakota and Florida, Governor Gregg Abbott has decided to once again be an intelligent conservative and open the State of Texas up completely. No more Covid restrictions. And worse, he’s has the audacity to allow individuals and businesses to decide if they wish to continue mask wearing and distancing – all on their own. Imagine that.

This, more than anything, will outrage the collectivist, one-size-fits-all left.

Mississippi soon followed the Texas directive declaring their State “free” again. Hopefully, many more Red States will follow. read more

Masking of Children is Unnecessary and Just Plain Wrong

by: Brent Smith

I agree, as do I usually, with Daniel Horowitz, that masking-up of our children is child abuse. But I think it’s worse than that.

Any student of history knows that if one (or group of ones) wants to change the behavior of its people, it’s a lot easier to get to them early, when they are young, impressionable and know nothing of history.

If you train children to think and act a certain way, they will likely take those lessons through to adulthood. If you train them to be fearful children, the majority will likely become fearful adults. The same goes for compliance. It’s human nature and has been repeated throughout history.

And now history is repeating itself once again. read more

Cold doesn’t bother You – You’re a Genetic Mutant

One in five people are thought to carry a mutation that is linked to better tolerance to the cold
One in five people are thought to carry a mutation that is linked to better tolerance to the cold

New research has found one in five people have a specific genetic mutation that confers greater resilience to cold temperatures. The experimental study shows how people with a deficiency in generating a certain skeletal muscle protein shiver less and hold a higher core temperature in cold environments. read more

Covid to Climate – A Seamless Transfer of Crisis

by: Brent Smith

Like the seamless transfer of Power, so shall there be a seamless transfer of crisis.

I recently had a rather enlightening discussion with a neighbor regarding Covid lockdowns and mask-ups.

She said, “If I have to wear a mask to keep others safe, I’ll do it. It’s a small price to pay.” I then asked how long she would be willing to do this. Her answer: “For as long as it takes. It’s not a big deal.”

She knows I disagree. She knows I don’t wear a mask, but thinks I do so out of some rebel-without-a-cause mentality.

I explained that she is looking at this issue more through a micro-lens, while I instead am just trying to see the big picture. read more

Targeted Ultrasound can Open the Blood Brain Barrier

Rashi Mehta led a research team at West Virginia University investigating targeted ultrasound as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's
Rashi Mehta led a research team at West Virginia University investigating targeted ultrasound as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s
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Among the many moving parts that scientists suspect may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease is one known as the glymphatic system, which is thought to flush waste chemicals from the brain. A new study has demonstrated how this recently discovered system might be kicked into gear via ultrasound, with the technique proving effective in stimulating its activity in patients as part of early human trials. read more