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July 24, 2021

More On Wendy Bell's Speech At That Arise USA/QAnon/Anti-Vaxx rally

QAnon-ster Robert David Steele was good enough to post the more-or-less full of empty platitudes speech at that Wendy Bell gave at this week's Arise USA/QAnon/Anti-Vaxx rally in Beaver.

Good. It gives us all an opportunity to see what Wendy's been spewing in public these days.

First, a personal story. At 3:40, Wendy says:

Personal story. My second oldest son Jack went yesterday and got the jab. You know? He's nineteen. He's a grown  man. He has to make decisions. He has to be free to choose what is right for him.

And it's required from a super liberal school.

Now I'm confused. Did Jack choose to get the vaccine or did he have to get the vaccine because it's required by the "super liberal school" he's attending?

And, BTW, which "super liberal school" is the second son of Wendy Bell attending?

According to Wendy herself (and I would not mention this had Wendy not mentioned it), writing in a surprisingly sad column from last August, he's attending Boston College - a private Jesuit University where the tuition is upwards of $56,000/yr.

Whatever can be said about the Jesuits' placement along a liberal-to-conservative political continuum (and not being Catholic, I'll remain agnostic on the subject) they can hardly be tagged as "super liberal" can they?

And if forcing her son to be vaccinated with something so dangerous bothered her that much, why shell out the 56 large to BC this year?

At 5:00, Wendy says:

How many of you watch my show or listen to it? Right on! Right on! We spend so much time researching things, finding things, giving you the sources so that you can double check me. And I say everyday, "Hey if you find that I am wrong, let me know. I'll be the first to admit it. I'll make it right."

Ok, Wendy. Challenge accepted.

Here we go. I'm letting you know that every time you cite the VAERS data to prove how dangerous the vaccine is, you're wrong.

How do I know this?

As I've written many many times before, the CDC itself has a disclaimer that reads (in part):

VAERS accepts reports of adverse events and reactions that occur following vaccination. Healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, and the public can submit reports to VAERS. While very important in monitoring vaccine safety, VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness. The reports may contain information that is incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental, or unverifiable. Most reports to VAERS are voluntary, which means they are subject to biases. This creates specific limitations on how the data can be used scientifically. Data from VAERS reports should always be interpreted with these limitations in mind.

So whenever you use those numbers to "prove" that something nefarious is afoot, you're wrong, see?

And when have I corrected you on your use of the VAERS data? Here's a few postings from just the past two months:

There you go, Wendy. 6 times you were absolutely positively wrong about something. 

When will you (as you promised) admit it?

July 23, 2021

More On Robert David Steele's QAnon/Anti-vaxx Rally In Beaver

Kudos to the Beaver County Times for its stellar stellar coverage of the Arise USA/QAnon/Anti-vaxxing rally this week!

I mean look at the timeline of their coverage:

Their announcement of the rally, dated July 12, 2021 was framed this way:

Two national recording artists from Beaver County will perform, and speakers will address unity and change, at the Arise USA! event on July 21 at the gazebo in Beaver.
Despite the fact that The Blue Mountain Eagle out in Oregon reported this about two weeks before,
The group’s grievances ranged from COVID-19 restrictions to alleged election fraud to satanic pedophilia and critical race theory.

Their announcement triggered this letter to the editor, dated July 20, 2021, that let them know:

Responding to the July 12 story on the Arise USA! event on Wednesday, The Times helped promote, in an article by this paper’s entertainment reporter, a national tour of crackpot conspiracy theorists coming to Beaver to spread dangerous disinformation.

And so how did the Beaver County Times actually cover the event after the fact?

With this. Four pictures (each with a caption) under the headline:

Rally for faith, family, freedom

And each image had roughly the same caption. I'll give you an example. Here's Angel of Death and retired newscaster here showing off how well she shaves her armpits, Wendy Bell:


Each caption contains this text:
The tour is traveling the country with both national and local speakers to promote faith, family and freedom.

As you can see, while Wendy did get a "controversial" attached to her name, there's no mention on the page of Robert Steele's quest for the satanic pedophiles in our corrupt government, no mention of Lisa Kellerman's advice for avoiding the coronavirus being shed by the vaccinated: rubbing pine oil extract on one's ankles.

What awesome coverage, Beaver County Times. What. Awesome. Coverage.

July 22, 2021

Lisa Kellerman is Not A Medical Doctor. (More From That Freedom/QAnon Rally In Beaver)

Lisa Kellerman is not an MD. It says so on her website:

Lisa is a Traditional Naturopath, not a Medical Doctor. She does not prescribe medicines but recommends diet and supplemental and lifestyle changes that may enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

So why was she giving medical advice yesterday at Robert David Steele's Freedom/QAnon rally?

Her name is announced at 4:05 - that how I know it's Kellerman.

Her medical advice discussing the coronavirus vaccine:

0:35 - "People are dying from this shot. They're having aneurysm, strokes, [unintelligble] HIV, autoimmune issues, blood clots, miscarriages. That's just a few. These are life threatening serious illnesses from this shot."

Lisa Kellerman is not a medical doctor (neither am I, for that matter, but then again I'm not spreading life-threatening misinformation as medical advice). 

Her entire "medical" credibility (and remember: Lisa Kellerman is not an MD) was gone after she said that someone could get HIV from a coronavirus vaccine. As far as miscarriages go, a real MD says:

No, the COVID-19 vaccines do not cause infertility in women, nor do they cause complications during birth or increase the chances of a miscarriage.

The non-MD goes on:

1:55 - "Does anyone know - does anybody want to know how to protect yourself if you're not going to get the shot? Right? Everybody should want to know that. What should you do to protect yourself from the people that are vaccinated? And just so you know, these variants that are coming out, they're not coming from the unvaccinated. They're coming from the vaccinated people. But we got a whole spin on that going on.

Pine! You've heard of Pineneedle Tea, Grapeseed Pinebark, Pine essential oils is what I use.

The first thing you need to do, most important, is get some Pineneedle tea or get some pine essential oil, dilute it and rub it on your ankles and your feet. Ok? There's an ingredient in there that protects against something that may be transmitted from the shot.[Emphasis added]

I don't think we need to go any further with the non-MD "Dr" Kellerman's "medical" advice do we?

Isn't it illegal to dispense medical advice without a license? And since Lisa Kellerman is not a medical doctor, how could she have a medical license?

How many people in that crowd are going to get sick because they followed they thought rubbing pine essential oils on their ankles would protect them from the virus?

July 21, 2021

Arise USA! QAnon Rally TODAY! (More On Robert David Steele)

And it's triggered a response among some readers of the Beaver County Times.

Remember this?

That's my blog post from 4 days ago wherein I describe, with a more than adequate amount of details, how the Arise USA! rally being held in Beaver PA is less like the "unity" rally described in the Beaver County Times and more like a QAnon/wingnut rally.

And how the Angel of Death, Wendy Bell, should feel right at home.

Well, the reporting on the rally has triggered a similar response in at least one reader of the Times:

Responding to the July 12 story on the Arise USA! event on Wednesday, The Times helped promote, in an article by this paper’s entertainment reporter, a national tour of crackpot conspiracy theorists coming to Beaver to spread dangerous disinformation. Yes, it’s a carnival of lies, but is it entertainment?

Only if you think the lies that incited a deadly lynch mob at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th are entertainment. Only if you think that COVID denialism and anti-vaxx hysteria, which is literally killing people, is entertainment.

And:

Another guy repeated the debunked Trump election lies that got right-wing media outlets sued for billions and triggered panicked retractions to avoid courts of law where facts actually matter. But wait there’s more! He also promoted the Pizzagate conspiracy that helped Qanon get its start, and said 9/11 was an “inside job” and that Israel helped.  
That would be Robert David Steele. We've discussed Steele's goofy conspiracy theories (OMG, NASA has enslaved children on Mars!!) but there's so much there, we just have to dive in for another swim.

For example, this. From his website's "Op-Eds" page we find this link to an editorial at the Tehran Times (Yes, The TEHRAN TIMES, where it says he's a regular contributor). Here are his first three paragraphs:

President Donald Trump is a genius. The “new” Palestine Peace Plan is a promising first step toward the restoration of Palestine in President Trump’s second term, when he can fulfil his most important promise to all Americans, one subtly made by Q Anon: “Zionists last.”

Our President knows full well that the Zionists were responsible for 9/11, with planning beginning in 1988 when the Twin Towers were declared a hazard that must be manually dismantled by 2007. The owners – the States of New York and New Jersey, desiring to avoid a $2 billion dollar bill, began conspiring with Larry Silverstein, who briefed Benjamin Netanyahu who briefed Dick Cheney who ordered planning to begin for the 2001 false flag event that I document in the 28 memoranda by 26 expert witnesses delivered to President Trump on 8 August 2016: 9/11 Truth.

Our President is also fully familiar with the Mossad pedophilia entrapment and blackmail rings used to control US politicians, judges, prosecutors, media voices, and celebrities. I have documented the Nine Veils of Evil represented by the Ghislaine Maxwell – Jeffrey Epstein pedophilia network, which is but one of over fifty such networks managed by the Mossad in collaboration with rogue elements of the CIA and the FBI – the same rogue elements that traffic in small children, drugs, guns, cash, and gold, to create the massive off-budget funds used to nurture the Deep State’s transnational criminal operations.

Wow.

This is the guy running the show over at Arise USA!

July 20, 2021

Wendy Bell Misinforms With Numbers. Again.

How many times do we need to do this?

Let's start with the U.S. surgeon general Dr. Videk Murthy. He has a BA from Harvard and an MD from Yale, by the way. Oh and he's also a vice-admiral in the U.S. Navy.

The other day on CNN in a response to Dana Bash, he said:

People all across our country, and I hear from folks all the time, who are struggling to make decisions about their health. After this very difficult year we’ve been through, people deserve to have access to accurate information.”

Murthy continued: “They deserve to hear that from their leaders, from the media. They deserve to see that on platforms online. They need that information to be able to make decisions to protect themselves and their families. That’s the least we can do for them. And my worry is that all of this is misinformation that’s floating around, it’s having a real cost that can be measured in lives lost and that is just tragic.”

Misinformation is having a real cost. Lives lost and that's just tragic.

With that as the frame, let's look at some more of Wendy Bell's tragic dangerous misinformation. 

 It can be found here at her Facebook page. This part, specifically:


Whenever she's challenged on her "facts" Wendy usually defends herself by stoutly asserting that she's delivering the truth, that she's done her research and is delivering solid information.

She's wrong. Every time.

And this time is no different. And here's why: If you were to google "Public Health England" and "92,029" you'd find a recent story about how the numbers out of the UK are "proving" how someone twice vaccinated is 7 times more likely (Wendy says 8) to die than a non-vaccinated person.

She posted this BS on her BS board yesterday - July 19.

It was debunked three days earlier on July 16 by the AP:

The U.K.’s public health agency’s June 25 report on coronavirus variants did not provide evidence that people who are vaccinated are more likely to die. Rather, the report shows that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing people from being hospitalized from the delta variant and no one under the age of 50 who was fully vaccinated died from that variant.

And:

From Feb. 1 to June 21, the public health agency documented 92,029 cases of patients infected with the delta variant. Of those patients, 53,822, or about 58%, were unvaccinated and 7,235, or less than 8%, had received both doses of a vaccine.

And:

The Twitter post uses those numbers to falsely claim the data shows people who were vaccinated had a 0.69% chance of dying and people who were unvaccinated had just a 0.08% chance of dying, and the difference between those is 745%. But experts say that form of analysis is invalid because the data does not take into account age of patients and other underlying illnesses.

Do the numbers look familiar?

Again this was posted three days before Wendy misinformed her adoring public.

Reuters fact-checked this on July 14:

Public Health England fatality statistics do not suggest that fully vaccinated individuals are 745% more likely to die from COVID-19 than those who are unvaccinated. The figures were taken out of context from a PHE briefing.

Wendy got this one wrong, too. She promotes herself as someone who does solid research. The fact that this story had been debunked for days is evidence for how that's such complete bullshit.

People (including Wendy's fawning fan base) deserve to have access to accurate information. What Wendy posted on her BS board was not accurate. This misinformation is having a real cost: losing lives.

And that's just tragic.

How many people aren't/haven't gotten vaccinated because they believe Wendy Bell's misinformation? How many of them will get very very sick? How many of them will die?

Wendy Bell, the Angel of Death


July 19, 2021

Meanwhile, Outside

As per tradition, from the scientists over at NOAA:

The June 2021 global surface temperature was the fifth highest for June in the 142-year record at 0.88°C (1.58°F) above the 20th century average. Only Junes of 2015 (fourth warmest), 2016 (second warmest), 2019 (warmest), and 2020 (third warmest) were warmer and had a global temperature departure above +0.90°C (+1.62°F). Nine of the 10 warmest Junes have occurred since 2010. June 1998 is the only June from the previous century among the 10 warmest Junes on record, and currently ranks as the tenth warmest June on record. June 2021 also marked the 45th consecutive June and the 438-consecutive month with temperatures, at least nominally, above the 20th century average.

Yes, I know the GOP is hoping we all forget that Trump-mob that stormed the Capitol in early January as part of a plan to overturn the 2020 election. And all know about the GOP assaults on women's rights, voting rights and the coronavirus vaccines.

HOWEVER meanwhile, it's still warming up out there. That's what the science says.

July 17, 2021

July 21! Beaver Pennsylvania! Arise USA! QAnon Tour! Be There!

A few days ago I blogged on an upcoming rally in Beaver, PA:

The Arise USA! Rally in Beaver County is a QAnon event, plain and simple. Wendy Bell should feel right at home. 

And in doing so I fear I've embarrassed Scott Tady (the reporter for the Beaver County Times who covered it) when I pointed out that he completely missed the QAnon angle. Oh, dear. Oh, dear. My bad. I feel horrible about this. Just horrible.

Don't get me wrong, I am sure Scott's a fine fellow - one who's usually good at what he does and so on. Who knows? He might be great tomorrow but he was hopeless on pointing out the QAnon stuff.

Back to the rally.

There's a lot to unpack, as they say. We already know that the organizer is a guy named Robert David Steele and we already know he's a QAnon Pizzagate follower/9-11 truther. Is there anything else to know about Mr Steele?

Hoo boy, is there!

On Thursday (June 29), a guest on Alex Jones' radio show named Robert David Steele claimed that Mars is inhabited — by people sent to the Red Planet against their will.

"We actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20-year ride, so that once they get to Mars, they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony," Steele told Jones, the founder of the controversial InfoWars website. 

And, according to the Washington Post, the enslaved Earth children on Mars are actually part of the Pizzagate story:

On Thursday’s Infowars broadcast, Steele appeared to connect the kidnapped children being held captive on Mars to pedophile rings who allegedly use children for their youthful body parts and energy.

“Pedophilia does not stop with sodomizing children,” Steele said. “It goes straight into terrorizing them to adrenalize their blood and then murdering them. It also includes murdering them so that they can have their bone marrow harvested as well as body parts.”

“This is the original growth hormone,” Jones said.

“Yes, it's an anti-aging thing,” Steele replied.

This is the guy organizing the Arise USA! tour.

From Vice we learn:

Steele and the other speakers on the tour, who include a variety of fringe mini-celebrities from MAGA world as well as local pro-Trump figures, are using the tour to reinforce the idea that the government is not to be trusted and that regular citizens (the 99%, as Steele calls them) need to stand up and take action in order to regain control.

Central to this is the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), a group led by longtime militia figure Richard Mack, who wants to reintroduce Posse Comitatus, a violent far-right movement that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s and whose ideas underpinned the militia and common law courts movements of the 1990s.

And the Constitutional Sheriff & Peace Officers Association. What is that?

From The New Yorker:

C.S.P.O.A. members believe that the sheriff has the final say on a law’s constitutionality in his county. Every law-enforcement officer has some leeway in choosing which laws to enforce, which is why it’s rare to get a ticket for jaywalking, for example. But, under this philosophy, the supremacy clause of the Constitution, which dictates that federal law takes precedence over state law, is irrelevant. So is the Supreme Court. “They get up every morning and put their clothes on the same way you and I do,” Finch told me. “Why do those nine people get to decide what the rest of the country’s going to be like?” To the most dogmatic, there’s only one way to interpret the country’s founding documents: pro-gun, anti-immigrant, anti-regulation, anti-Washington.

Yea, this is a very different from how the first reporting on it (where "speakers will address unity and change"), don't ya think?

What about some of the other speakers?

 
Kim Waigand - Owner of the Crack'd Egg and avid Covid-19 denier. And you remember the last time the Crack'd Egg graced the virtual pages of this blog, right?

The good folks at the Crack'd Egg were on the other side of the state cheering the coronavirus. They cheered the virus that's killed tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians. Watch the video: They. Cheered. 

Dr Lisa Kellerman - A "Lisa is a Traditional Naturopath, not a Medical Doctor." That's from her own website (you can check the link). This should tell you everything you need to know if she starts to discuss any medical topic. Given the context, I am guessing she's going to talk about the coronavirus or the vaccine. Or both.

And so on.
 
Do we really need to go on?

This will not be a simple "unity" rally. This will be an anti-government, anti-vaccine, QAnon tainted event. Everyone attached to it will be linked to the rampant ignorance on display.

Enslaved Earth children on Mars? Really Robert?

And as I said before, Wendy Bell should fit right in.