Entries by James D. Agresti

There’s No Objective Evidence the Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban Saved Lives

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For the children we can save,” declared President Biden on June 2, “we should reinstate the assault weapons ban and high-capacity magazines that we passed in 1994.” To support this claim, Biden alleged: And in the 10 years it was law, mass shootings went down. But after Republicans let the law expire in 2004 and those weapons […]

Federal Fiscal Shortfall Nears $1 Million Per Household

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The U.S. Treasury has published a major report revealing that the federal government has amassed $124.1 trillion in debts, liabilities, and unfunded obligations. To place this shortfall in perspective, it equates to: $955,407 for every household in the U.S. 29 times annual federal revenues. 86% of the combined net worth of all U.S. households and nonprofit organizations, including all […]

Coming To Grips With the Facts About Masks

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Allegations that “masks work” and “don’t cause harm” have been enforced by governments and corporations around the world for more than 18 months through arrests, firings, censorship, fines, and denial of access to schools, supermarkets, hospitals, streets, and other public spaces. This has made it virtually impossible for many people to live without complying with […]

Genuine Facts About Omicron, Delta, Naturally Acquired Immunity, and Vaccines

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Given the recent outbreak of the Omicron variant and much still unknown about it, the facts surrounding the Delta variant provide a cautionary tale of how misinformation about SARS-CoV-2 variants provides cover for people who have caused widespread harm and countless deaths. Government officials and media outlets have often blamed the Delta variant—and are preemptively blaming the Omicron variant—for: […]

How Important Are Illegal Immigrants to Elections?

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In 2012, what portion of non-citizens in the U.S. were registered to vote in violation of laws that prohibit non-citizens from voting in U.S. elections? What do you think?  One percent, five percent, maybe 10%.  Maybe enough for election integrity laws? The correct answer is a whopping 20%? Laws in all 50 states generally forbid […]

Covid-19 Is Not a “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated”

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On Friday, September 17, the CDC published a study that refutes the common claim that Covid-19 is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” Coauthored by more than 50 MD’s and Ph.D.’s, the study contains data on the vaccine status of adults hospitalized with Covid-19 at 21 U.S. hospitals across 18 states during March to August of […]

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Masks, and the Deadly Falsehoods Surrounding Them

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In a terse essay titled “Science and Dictatorship,” Albert Einstein warned that “Science can flourish only in an atmosphere of free speech.” And on his deathbed, Einstein cautioned, “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs.” With reckless disregard for both of those principles, powerful government officials and big tech […]

How Do Texas And Florida Rank on Covid?

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If you were to take a guess, where would Florida and Texas rank, in terms of their response to Covid? Would they be in the upper third, middle, or lower third? The answer is the middle third. Since the outset of the pandemic, 1 out of every 540 people in Florida has been killed by […]

What Portion Of The “American Rescue Plan” of 2021 Was Devoted To Funding The Police?

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Correct Answer? 0%, nothing , zero, zilch, nada At two recent White House press conferences, Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki declared that Republicans defunded the police because they did not vote for the “American Rescue Plan” of 2021. This law, which was passed by Democrats without any Republican votes, does not mention “police,” “law enforcement,” […]

How Many Species Have Gone Extinct?

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Editors’ Note:  Not many people keep a scorecard on the veracity of public statements.  If they did, they would find that most predictions from government and private organizations concerning “the environment” have a poor track record.  Many are based on faulty computer modeling and many tend to the hyperbolic to encourage fundraising or political action. […]