It;s noisy. Fuzzy input means fuzzy diagnosis and conclusion

Exculpatory evidence is being hidden from those arrested for January 6th activities. neo — “The legal machinations illustrative of the prosecution of many of the January 6th defendants is demonstrated in the case of Cuoy Giffin.”

“We on the right have long known, through early reports from news outlets and blogs on the right that showed amateur videos about the January 6th incursion, that a lot of people were let into the Capitol that day, acted like tourists and were treated like tourists, and then left of their own volition. But if this information ever comes out in court, it probably will be news to our liberal friends – if they even hear about it then.

Dept of Homeland Security Makes Official U.S. Government Announcement, If You Question Govt COVID Response You are Considered A Domestic Violent Extremist. Sundance — “This is quite a remarkable development and seems to underpin the tenuous, unstable and fragile disposition of the current regime.  The Department of Homeland Security seems rather paranoid in their need to label anyone who would question the COVID-19 response.  More than half the country would now be defined as dissidents and domestic terrorists within their our homeland.  Think about that.”

‘Case’: Another semantic Trojan Horse. Leann Horrocks — “In our new world of pandemic panic porn, it is important to remember that the word “case” is not a term of art.  It is not a medical term or a legal term.  It is just another word with a broad meaning that has been commandeered by people who want to control you.”

Do Masks Work? A Review Of The Evidence. Jeffrey Anderson [via City-Journal.org] — “The best available scientific evidence suggests that the American people, credulously trusting their public-health officials, have been blocking the door to the soul without blocking the transmission of the novel coronavirus.”

Good Medicine Requires Second Opinions. Barry Brownstein — “Judgements about Covid have been noisy. During the pandemic forecasts for the spread of Covid, the impact of masks, lockdowns, and other measures has been consistently wrong. This is not a surprise. As Kahneman reports, most forecasts are not reliable.” … “During this pandemic, open-mindedness, self-criticism, and the gathering and synthesizing of perspectives have been actively resisted.”

“The medical profession is noisy; we should not expect infallibility. We should not expect people to agree. We should value active open-mindedness to challenge the orthodoxy and promote discovery. …  In matters of health, competition and second opinions lead to better medicine.

D.C. Sued Over Use Of Stun Grenades and Chemicals Against Reporters in Racial Justice Protests. Jonathan Turley — “The media effectively buried the story despite flogging a false narrative against former Attorney General Bill Barr for over a year in non-stop coverage.” … “The false account was debunked by the Inspector General report.”

“The city is being sued for precisely what Barr and others were accused of in literally hundreds of major articles for a year. Academics and reporters declared the tactics to be an assault on democracy and press freedom. Now, there is largely the familiar sound of crickets from a press corp that increasingly acts like a de facto state media.

The Four Horsemen of the Biden Apocalypse. Jeff Crouere — “the border invasion, the economic catastrophe, the assault on our families, and the use of the COVID plague to eliminate our constitutional rights.”

Reality Bites Biden’s Policies. Clarice Feldman — “Wretchard summarizes Biden’s challenging week and notes the challenges are going to get even bigger”

If you remember Saigon 1975. Silvio Canto, Jr. — “In a few days, we may see the Taliban flag over the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.  What a way to remember the 20th anniversary of 9/11!  Once again, we defeated the enemy, stayed for a while, and then handed them the victory they couldn’t win on the field.”

Obama Lies, Cashill Corrects. Theodore S. Williams — “My pessimism is exacerbated by unrelenting destruction of the historical record of Democrats’ formerly defended racist acts and crime in the destruction of statues “associated” with slavery, oddly enough removing some of the worst Democrat offenders in history from public view.  But one can only hope and stay the course.”

Notable First Amendment News. Mark Wauck — “Two ongoing cases may be too early to say whether the law will change, simply because the press misbehavior may have been so egregious that even under past kid gloves treatment it went too far. Still, the prospect of both the NYT and the WaPo being deposed and subjected to wide ranging discovery is delicious to contemplate.”

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