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Was Daniel Webster ahead of his time?
Words of Wisdom
".....Hold on to the Constitution, because if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” -Daniel Webster
Posted by my friend on FB:
If you want to wear a mask, wear a mask. That is your sovereign right to choose.
I am not required to abstain from human contact for YOU.
I refuse to receive a vaccine to make others feel more safe because that is MY sovereign right to choose!
We have a constitutional right to take risks. Life is full of bacteria and viruses, many of which spread before symptoms manifest and after they subside.
The data was inaccurate at best; purposely overblown to justify government overreaction at worst.
When the "new normal" is filled with starvation, depression, suicide, child abuse, domestic violence, imprisonment, governmental spying, and pure DESPERATION, the "virus" is going to look preferable to the world you helped facilitate.
begging your leaders for MORE shut down and MORE regulations and MORE handouts
But YOU don't care about any of that so...
Source article by: Charlie Spiering16 Jul 2020
"Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday he opposes conducting a controlled study on the effectiveness of masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....Fauci discussed the idea during a conversation with students of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service.
One student asked if it is possible to do a study in the midst of a pandemic about the effectiveness of wearing masks.“What kind of studies can we do right now in the middle of the pandemic about masks and transmission of the disease?” the student asked. “Or are we just relying on anecdotal evidence because we are not able to do those kind of studies right now?”
Fauci said there are enough “meta-analyses” of existing data showing the efficacy of masks. “Right now, I’m convinced enough in the summation and totality of the data that has been analyzed by meta-analysis that I’m convinced that the benefit of wearing a mask clearly is there and is better than not wearing a mask,” he said."
So there is now a nationwide edict by the powers that be at Walmart & Sams Club that customers must wear masks while shopping. Could it be much more than that? Are we guinea pigs again? My theory (my opinion) is that this is being done to test facial recognition software (without our permission, of course).
Why do I believe this? Recent iPhone software upgrades include facial recognition technology that works for people wearing face masks. What would be an even better testing ground?
Why Walmart? Why Sams?
Could it be possible that they are testing/refining this new technology at the largest retail chain in the Nation?
Wikipedia gives us a hint: "Walmart Inc. ( /ˈwɔːlmɑːrt/; formerly Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.) is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969. It also owns and operates Sam's Club retail warehouses. As of April 30, 2020, Walmart has 11,484 stores and clubs in 27 countries, operating under 56 different names.Walmart is the world's largest company by revenue, with US$514.405 billion, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2019. It is also the largest private employer in the world with 2.2 million employees. It is a publicly traded family-owned business, as the company is controlled by the Walton family. Sam Walton's heirs own over 50 percent of Walmart through both their holding company Walton Enterprises and their individual holdings. Walmart was the largest United States grocery retailer in 2019, and 65 percent of Walmart's US$510.329 billion sales came from U.S. operations."
An anonymous employee at Walmart posted this picture online.
Back in 2019, there was an article in WIRED Magazine (written by Allie Funk) about Facial Recognition technology being utilized at various airports. (I Opted Out of Facial Recognition at the Airport—It Wasn't Easy
Opinion: We've been assured that facial recognition technology is secure, reliable, and accurate. That's far from certain.)
“To figure out how to do so, I had to leave the boarding line, speak with a Delta representative at their information desk, get back in line, then request a passport scan when it was my turn to board. Federal agencies and airlines claim that facial recognition is an opt-out system, but my recent experience suggests they are incentivizing travelers to have their faces scanned—and disincentivizing them to sidestep the tech—by not clearly communicating alternative options.”
"The facial recognition plan in US airports is built around the Customs and Border Protection Biometric Exit Program, which utilizes face-scanning technology to verify a traveler’s identity."
Source: The Gateway Pundit - By Joe Hoft
Published July 18, 2020
"The New York Times produced another fake news report yesterday. They attempted to show where masks were being worn in the US to encourage the wearing of masks. Their attempt at promoting masks failed."
"Yesterday the Times attempted to encourage Americans to wear masks to combat the coronavirus. Unfortunately their chart shows that the regions where they claim Americans are wearing masks are the same regions where the coronavirus deaths are the highest."
"There is no empirical evidence that shows wearing masks protects you from dying from the China coronavirus. The New York Times just proved that this is the case."
Source: ABC7- July 20, 2020
"After testing positive but without showing any symptoms, Linscott told WAVE-TV the health department contacted her, requesting she sign documents."
"I agreed to comply to call the Health Department if I was to go. I was to call the Health Department if I was to leave my house for any reason," she said.
But, she chose not to sign.
"I had gotten a message from them, a text message that stated, because of your refusal to sign, this is going to be escalated, and law enforcement will be involved," she said.
Later that week, the county sheriff greeted Linscott's husband, Isaiah, at their front door.
"I open up the door, and there's like eight different people, five different cars, and I'm like 'what the heck's going on?' This guy's in a suit with a mask. It's the Health Department guy, and they have three papers for us. For me, her and my daughter," he said.
"The couple was ordered to wear ankle monitors. If they travel more than 200 feet, law enforcement will be notified."