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Allan Stevo, author of The Bitcoin Manifesto, recently published “How Do I Ride Amtrak Without a Mask?” His method sounds like it would work. He writes: “This method of 1.) inquiring about the policy and 2.) requesting an exemption under the policy is covered in depth in the bestselling “Face Masks in One Lesson,” alongside many methods of getting through life normally without wearing a mask. If you are looking for the science on how mask wearing harms everyone, have a look at “Face Masks Hurt Kids.”

For a radically different view of masking, listen to my interview with Dave Lindorff.

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• Category: Ideology, Science • Tags: Conspiracy Theories, Coronavirus, Masks 
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  1. Gagccine mandates

  2. Walker says:

    Why is it that viruses – which happen to be invisible – are the only organisms where a totally novel form can suddenly appear? And, not only that, but the new form is able to rapidly “mutate” into ever newer forms.

    I have never seen a new dog breed appear, for instance. Why don’t we ever see a new type of mosquito, zebra, monkey or human suddenly appear?

    Covid is a total 100% obvious hoax and part of the reason it works so well is because it is invisible, permitting the human imagination to run wild.

    Masks are simply part of the dehumanization taking place so thankful this guy is providing good information on the topic.

    • Agree: sinewave, R2b, Maowasayali
    • Replies: @Catdog
    , @raga10
    , @R2b
  3. Catdog says:

    A mutant virus reproduces itself millions of times faster than a mutant zebra.

    • Replies: @walker
    , @SBaker
    , @sinewave
  4. bj0311 says:

    I have read Allan Stevo on Lew Rockwell and found him to be full of manure. I took his advice on a cross-country trip to see how it worked–and it didn’t. In the People’s Republic of Colorado for instance every single place I went to required a mask. I used the Stevo line that he said would magically work “I cannot safely wear a mask.” and was told by every single establishment or comply or leave. One “lady” even told me to my face, “I don’t care, you have to wear a mask or you have to leave.” He has given a lot of other bad advice regarding this as well.

    • Replies: @SBaker
    , @Kevin Barrett
    , @Alvin
  5. SBaker says:

    Let someone blow a dog whistle, and there will be a hoard of people that follow it. Think about the followers of the Rajneesh in northeast Oregon. His followers gave him every dime and the guy had 5 or 6 Rolls Royces. Industrial workers have been wearing masks for many decades. No mask retains all viral particles, but they do contain spittle and respiratory droplets that often contain 100s of infectious particles. Have a look at a video of someone sneezing when you get time.

  6. SBaker says:

    Some infectious agents have generation times of 20-30 minutes. The generation time for humans is a couple of decades. A generation time of 20 minutes will produce in excess of billions of microbial copies within 24 hours.

    • Replies: @Walker
  7. raga10 says:

    I have never seen a new dog breed appear, for instance.

    Since 2015, the AKC (American Kennel Club) has added 15 new breeds to its registry.

    (yes, I know they are bred, they don’ t just appear spontaneously. But breeders can only aid and speed up the process that happens naturally)

    Masks are simply part of the dehumanization taking place

    Nonsense; authorities would much prefer us to be maskless – masks mess with their facial recognition software.

    • Replies: @Reactionary Utopian
  8. @raga10

    Hahahahahahaha! Oh, raga10, you crack me up, you really do!

    That must be why those “authorities” who so don’t want people wearing masks keep mandating mask-wearing as much as they can, right?

    So, let’s see … if I adopt your theory, I can be a comfortable muzzled conformist, while at the same time congratulating myself privately for Stickin’ It To the Man, is that correct?

    Be honest with yourself. You wear a mask because you’re afraid to be different. Thanks for the laugh, though.

    • Replies: @raga10
    , @raga10
  9. @bj0311

    I haven’t read Stevo’s book, just the article, but my understanding was that he was talking about not wearing a mask ON THE TRAIN, not at the places you go when you get off the train.

    By the way, I recently traveled over 1000 miles by automobile, visited many hotels/motels, eating places, cafes, etc., and was never asked to wear a mask. So maybe you just need to avoid Colorado?

    • Replies: @Alvin
  10. sinewave says:

    what evidence do you have that a virus has ever been found, and was able to transmit disease?

  11. I have worn a mask for a total of under 3 minutes.

    My staying the hell away from everybody protects you from me!

  12. sinewave says:

    Yesterday Dr. Mercola put out a statement that the virus is real. Fri. afternoon Tom Cowen will broadcast response to Mercola. It should be posted to late afternoon. If anyone wants to understand the reasoning behind the “virus doesn’t exist” you should watch this video.

    Dr. Charles A.R. Campbell proving that small pox was/is not contagious – 1920s San Antonio: (Résumé of Experiments on Variola.)

    I think this passage in the story explains a lot: “I never lost sight of the fact that I was engaged in trifling with the system of knowledge which had been handed down from generation to generation, each one accepting as true what the preceding one had written.

  13. raga10 says:
    @Reactionary Utopian

    You wear a mask because you’re afraid to be different.

    I wear a mask because I believe it’s a sensible thing to do when dealing with air borne virus.

    As for sticking it to the man, it would be a bonus although you can be assured of two things: one, masks do pose difficulties for existing algorithms, and two, they are already hard at work on improving them!

    This is from a paper published by Stanford University:

    “Studies have shown that wearing masks helps prevent the spread of corona virus during COVID-19 pandemic. However, the new situation has presented challenges to widely used Facial Recognition(FR) systems. NIST conducted facial recognition accuracy tests recently. Their report reveals that mainstream FR algorithms have increased error rates ranging from 5% to 50% on faces with masks.

    Traditional FR systems have failed to handle this situation because they have been trained to rely on important facial features to map faces into an embedding space. And some of these features are obscured in cases that the lower half of a person’s face is covered under a mask.
    We investigate two new approaches. One is to train a residual network with a quintuplets loss function, which takes into account anchor, positive unmasked, negative unmasked, positive masked and negative masked facial images. The idea of our approach is that by adding the new terms in the loss function, the model learns to create embeddings for masked covered facial images and these embeddings are closer in the latent space to the embeddings from the same identity than the ones from different identities.

    The other approach is to unmask obscured facial images using General Adversarial Network … ”

    I can’t help noticing that this paper was written by one Zhen Li – clearly, Chinese.

    • Replies: @sinewave
  14. R2b says:

    Virus is dead.
    It is debris.
    It has never been isolated.
    Because it is debris!
    It is like skin falling of.
    It is the result of something Big pharma doesent want you to know!
    Because If you can cure it there is no money!
    How hard is that to understand?
    Well one is now you’ve been scared as fast as you sneeze!
    Oh, help me, I’ve a fever, I’m gonna die!
    Well, well, I’m preaching for convinced, sorry ab th.
    But its late.
    The zoombies are generating.
    What will it be like….in a few month’s time?

    • Agree: sinewave
  15. sinewave says:

    FOIA response: 150 institutions; FDA, CDC, same in other countries plus 38 national Governments
    all document they have no evidence of a virus.

  16. raga10 says:

    CDC Admits Cloth Masks Are Ineffective

    That’s true, cloth masks don’t do a whole lot against the Omicron variant. Lucky for me, I get the slightly better surgical masks from work, for free. So there is no reason for me not to use them; however little protection they offer, some protection is better than none.

    CDC still recommends use of more effective mask types:

  17. Sparkon says:

    The CDC Admits Cloth Masks Are Ineffective

    No, that’s not what the CDC really said about cloth masks.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday clarified its stance on various kinds of masks, acknowledging that the cloth masks frequently worn by Americans do not offer as much protection as surgical masks or respirators.

    Some protection is better than no protection, and the CDC is stacking the deck by referring to the lowest quality, loosely woven cloth masks, meaning primarily neck gaiters and those bandito-style red and blue handkerchiefs or bandanas “frequently worn by Americans.”

    When the C.D.C. finally recommended masks for ordinary Americans, it emphasized cloth face coverings. It took months more for the C.D.C. and the W.H.O. to concede that the coronavirus can be carried by tiny droplets called aerosols, which can linger indoors for hours.

    According to the C.D.C.’s new description of masks, loosely woven cloth products provide the least protection and layered finely woven products offer more. Well-fitting disposable surgical masks and KN95s — another type of respirator mask — are more protective than all cloth masks, and well-fitting respirators, including N95s, offer the highest level of protection.

    [my bold]

    The typical cotton face mask has two or three layers of finely woven cotton T-shirt fabric, which tests have shown to be effective in filtering out 94% of virus sized particles (100 nm), with just two layers of cotton T-shirt fabric.

    • Replies: @cohen
  18. raga10 says:
    @Reactionary Utopian

    That must be why those “authorities” who so don’t want people wearing masks keep mandating mask-wearing as much as they can, right?

    This just in: England announced they will drop all restrictions in a couple of days, including compulsory wearing of masks. This is at the time when daily number of cases is at over 90,000 a day – considerably less than the recent peak, but over 90,000 nevertheless.

    So yes: I maintain that those same authorities who mandate wearing masks when it is absolutely necessary would much prefer if we didn’t, all the same.

  19. Alvin says:
    @Kevin Barrett

    The line “I’m unable to wear a mask safely” is meant to be used at most places such as stores and government offices like the Post Office…and trains but that might require a phone call or two. For airplanes, more calls and emails in advance unless you’re flying from South Dakota to Florida.

  20. Alvin says:

    I read Stevo as well and he offers a lot of helpful advice on communication, building relationships, and standing up for your self. He’s helpful if you reach out to him and a real leader in the movement. But yeah, I agree that his “I’m unable to wear a face mask safely” line hasn’t worked for me either. What has actually worked is a no-nonsense, aggressive ‘NO’ without excuses or anything. If you use his line or “I have a medical exemption”, in my opinion it’s a sign of weakness that you’re complying with immoral and illegal mandates and playing their game. Just say No and stick to your guns. They flinch every time and (almost) always back down right away.

  21. Walker says:

    Wow. Fancy computer model.

  22. cohen says:

    “Some protection is better than no protection” is the Koolaid from CDC who is the WRONG agency to get involved with filtration topics.
    Why dont we use 3-4 layers of Chicken wire to capture mosquitoes? Have you ever thought about it.

    What is particle size we are trying to capture through these HomeDepot Mask that are unable to capture 40 micron or less. So far there is no mention of real size of the virus but some generalities. I remember reading Covid size being around 1 micron or so. That in one millionth of a meter.
    Europe is abolishing the so called cloth protection or masks.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  23. What kills me about the Covid-19 phenom is the very people who made their name as skeptics of the Establishment and the official narrative fell in line as their lapdog commissars.

    Occam’s Blinder.

  24. Sparkon says:

    Why dont we use 3-4 layers of Chicken wire to capture mosquitoes? Have you ever thought about it [sic]

    No, I’d never thought about it until people brought it up here, but lucky you!

    You see, I have indeed addressed similar comments about mosquitoes and fences in the past at UR, where I’ve provided dimensions of cotton fiber and cotton threads compared to the accepted dimensions for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and provided some analysis, with citations, about what might be involved for the latter to pass through (two or more layers of) the former.

    To clear up any confusion, you may care to read my previous comments about cotton threads, fibers, and the size of SARS-CoV-2.

  25. My skepticism about masks is about equal to my love of HBD.

    I am a middle aged white man and a member of the leisure class and the investor class !!!

    I ave a degree from UC San Luis Obispo, so I’m smart and I KNOW —


    Live free !!!

    You can find me sunbathing at Blacks Beach in San Diego, keeping my vitamin D high !!!

    Steve—Comeosnt Labs

    • Troll: Realist
    • Replies: @Sparkon
  26. Sparkon says:
    @Steven Wytyshyn

    I ave a degree from UC San Luis Obispo, so I’m smart and I KNOW

    Irrespective of what you think you know, there is no such university as UC San Luis Obispo.

    Maybe you were trying to think of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, which is not part of the UC system, but which is part of the CSU system.

    Your Website links to an apparently blank GIF at Imgur, so obviously, they’ve sent in the clowns, or reasonable facsimiles thereof.

    • Troll: Steven Wytyshyn

    Video Link

  28. Since the beginning of Covid, at the outset of the mask mandates, I deduced this event to be a psy-op for some sinister purpose. Since then I have refused to wear a mask and have discovered a few interesting facts. The large corporate box stores like Vons, Home Depot and the like I am allowed to shop freely. It is when entering the small mom and pop stores where I find more fanatical reactions. So, I began asking the owners if the county was sending agents to threaten them, and they all said yes. Anyway, if they insisted I just went to the next store, and no problem. It’s really time to RESIST.

    • Replies: @Alvin
    , @Jefferson Temple
  29. Alvin says:
    @the grand wazoo

    It’s a mixed bag. I’ve had workers of large box stores go rogue on me for not masking, but those big chains increasingly have corporate policies to not bother maskless customers. and the smaller shop owners sometimes give me a hard time mainly because of complaints from other customers.

    The small mom and pops get harassed by county enforcers for not posting the proper signs on the windows or via customer complaints that the employees are not masking. I don’t think any store can get fined because customers themselves are not masking – the county or Karen complainer can’t know if the maskless customers have a medical exemption or other waiver.

  30. @the grand wazoo

    They beat the market by harassing and threatening all. There’s no way to vote with your feet or your money when the authoritarian turds in the state capital and city hall are violating the Constitution the same way.

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