Alexander Aggregated COVID and non-COVID news Watch, May 25th 2022; "Taking back our rights, freedoms, & liberties, USA" (TBORFAL)
by Paul Alexander
IMO (my expanded opinion on news report (s)/study (ies)):
FBI: 61 'active shooter incidents' reported in 2021, 52% jump from 2020
I argue COVID pandemic lockdowns & masks, even with people who were already mentally deranged & evil, has a role: in USA, 31 active shooters in 2017, 30 in 2018, 30 in 2019, 40 in 2020, 61 in 2021. IMO, there appears to be a dose-response relationship in this data. The number is stable at around 30 per year (2017 to 2019) and then jumps over 30% in 2020. Remember, there 9 months of lockdown in 2020 but then we see a 52% jump in 2021 when full year data is collected. This shows that mass shooting was increasing during the years of the lockdown relative to prior non-lockdown years and importantly, it went up in 2021 with full year data.
We would need to wait to see if it went back down in 2022 when we have full data in 2023 for 2022, but I wish to orient you today with some preliminary data that will shock you. I looked at some data from a List of mass shootings in the United States in 2022 that suggest that already in 2022, there have been 202 mass shootings in the US. Mass shootings are defined as several victims of firearms violence. This means that from 2021, there is already, a 230% increase in the number of mass shootings. From being stable at 30 per year in 2017, 2018, and 2019, to then increase dramatically from the period when lockdowns were introduced. We absolutely cannot discount the role that COVID lockdowns and school closures etc. have played. The Buffalo shooter told us it did. This remains my thesis.
“June had the highest number of active shooter incidents (12), followed by April (10) and August (7). Most incidents were reported on a Saturday, followed by a Tuesday or Thursday, the agency’s data shows. A majority (32) of the 2021 shootings happened in "areas of commerce.""
Yes, we must have a debate on guns and access by people who are mentally unstable etc. but to me, not as a means to restrict the 2nd as it is needed. Yes, I said it, we need access to safe guns with safe use (trained and storage) if we are to be a safe society in spite of the crime we are seeing. If we take guns away, then the bad element that entered the US across the last decade and with intent to do harm from within as they do in Europe and elsewhere, will have the population vulnerable. It is the US’s 2nd that has saved the US and I argue the world. But we have to have some provision to limit access to persons with mental issues and maybe not complete limit, but with a routine check if you own firearms for many people who have mental disturbance recover full well. Hell, we all likely slip in and out of some level of mental disturbance as part of normal functional living, in coping. It is life. We do not stigmatize mental illness, no we face it and deal with it and work with it. So we have to be careful, but I am in support of the 2nd. The key is in a safe manner.
POTUS Biden squandered an opportunity last night to bring the nation together by attacking guns and not finding the right words. IMO. The VP did same earlier and they use tragedy to score political points. Happens time and again. This is not the time. I am hoping they find the right words and temperature and help heal, not divide, not score political points when there is so much pain. A larger discussion is needed.
HOT TOPICS (brought up top as MUST READS or LISTENS):
1)WHO withdraws 12 Biden 'sovereignty' amendments amid fierce opposition
2)Soros says 'civilization may not survive' Ukraine war
3)Uvalde, Texas school shooting: Democrats demand gun control, curse Republicans: 'F--- your prayers'
4)The love for Joe is gone; Inside the 2024 soul-searching that’s happening in every corner of the Democratic Party, where is the alternative?
5)World Health Organization re-elects leader who presided over global COVID response
6)Dr. Robert Malone: COVID treatments were suppressed to promote the vaccines
7)Trump Said to Have Reacted Approvingly to Jan. 6 Chants About Hanging Pence
8)Elon Musk backs ‘tight’ background checks for all gun sales in wake of mass shooting in Texas
9)Say it ain’t so Boris: Vomiting and partying until 4am: Sue Gray delivers damning verdict on Boris Johnson’s No 10
10)Viruses that were on hiatus during Covid are back — and behaving in unexpected ways
11)Musk Warns About Declining US Birth Rate: ‘We Just Need to Celebrate Having Kids’
12)Texas AG Ken Paxton, Parkland dad demand more school security in wake of Texas massacre: ‘Armed guard, single point of entry, teacher training
13)’Dr. Peter Breggin: U.S. integrity stands in the way of globalism
MUST KNOWs PRIORITY 1 news (COVID and non-COVID related):
1)Trump sees 'vengeance' on the political horizon
2)1st possible CA case of monkeypox believed to be in Sacramento, health officials say
3)UK investigation into Covid lockdown parties says senior leadership ‘must bear responsibility’
4)The White House keeps walking back Biden’s remarks
5)Boris Johnson must bear responsibility for partygate, probe finds
6)Democratic lawmaker calls Republican Sen. Ted Cruz a 'f[***]ing baby killer' in the wake of a deadly Texas school shooting
7)Texas school shooting: What we know about the victims
8)Remembering the deadliest school massacre in U.S. history
9)Nolte: Never Forget Democrats Want to Remove Cops from Schools
10)Henry Kissinger: Ukraine must give Russia territory
11)Boris Johnson says it's 'my duty' to attend No10 parties and Sue Gray report 'news to me'
12)Panel Rejects Navy Attempt to Boot Officer for COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal
PRIORITY 2 news (COVID and non- COVID related):
1)Long COVID symptoms lasted a median of 15 months, Northwestern study finds
2)Covid Lies: “Vaccines” Are Safe and Effective
3)Major Supermarkets to ban paying with Cash or Card and only accept payments via Digital ID & Facial Recognition Technology
4)Latest Bad News About COVID Vaccines: Pfizer and FDA Knew Vaccines Were Not ‘Safe and Effective’
5)Frightening details emerge about Texas school shooter's rough home life, strange behavior leading up to elementary massacre
6)Startling exodus to Florida accelerating despite NY reopening after COVID restrictions
7)'Boris Johnson partied while people died and nurses' faces bore red scars of their PPE'
PRIORITY 3 News (COVID and non- COVID related):
1)'Recession warning': Sales of new homes plunge in April; New-home sales fell 16.6 percent last month from the revised March figures, according to Census Bureau data released Tuesday.
2)Schumer implies no gun control legislation will come to the floor until after November elections
3)EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Plotting To Assassinate George W. Bush In Dallas
4)Audio of Alleged Chinese Military Meeting Goes Viral on Indian Media
5)Poll: 83 Percent of Americans Are Not Satisfied with Direction of Country
6)Breaking: Banana Republic of Pennsylvania Calls for Recount in GOP Senate Race
PRIORITY 4 News (COVID and non- COVID related):
1)VIRAL LOAD Severe monkeypox patients could be infectious for up to 10 WEEKS, scientists discover
2)NRA to host Texas convention days after Uvalde school shooting
3)EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE: Secret Video Recordings LEAKED from Inside “The Hole” of DC Gitmo — First Footage Ever Released of Cockroach and Mold Infested Cell of J6 Political Prisoner
4)Monkeypox isn’t the disease we should be worried about
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