When Government Sticks Their Nose in our Business: Its time for them to pay for their mistakes that cost us all dearly

It doesn’t matter to me what’s going on in the rest of the world. Not to say that out of a desire to not deal with unpleasant things, but to be honest, most of the world doesn’t manage themselves very well, so their problems are largely self-induced. They generally aren’t capitalist countries, they don’t have very good diets, and their lifestyles are not optimal. I have spent time overseas on a few occasions and each time after only a week I became stir crazy and couldn’t wait to get home to the bright lights of a perpetual economy of a multi-sport society bulging with ideas and imagination. Even in London, Paris and Tokyo, I have found those places to be lacking the imagination and vibrancy of America and it is always good to return. So it puzzles me why we would ever shut down our country and all its resources to hide like cowards in our homes over a silly virus. Its just not American to do those things. And the most insulting thing of all with all the shutdowns that have occurred due to the China Virus has been the closing of businesses over sheer fear. I know a lot of people that it has hurt including a friend of mine, Mark Welch who is running for the 52nd Congressional State seat whenever Governor DeWine’s girlfriend Amy Acton decides we get to have a primary election in Ohio again. Mark and his wife had to shut down their SoZo HAIR and Spa in West Chester and they have no idea when they will be able to open again. They join thousands and thousands of similar businesses all across Ohio and now the nation has many other states that followed DeWine’s example and they will lose in incalculable amount of opportunity cost that no bailout will ever be able to repair. So lets talk about this cost of government not only to interrupt a free market over some panicky little virus, but when they do by abusing emergency powers, how they need to pay people back for their losses.

As I have said many times, I am not for bailouts. That little $1000 check is a nothing burger, but after all, it is my money and yours dear reader. They shouldn’t even have it to give back to me the way I think about things. But who is going to pay Mark back for his losses from this shut down and who will ever be able to tell him how to plan to get back on his feet again. Usually when these kinds of emergency powers are enacted they involve some regional area, like a city hit by a hurricane or a town destroyed by a tornado. But this idea of shutting down an entire state or a series of states over a fear of getting sick is a ridiculous step in dangerous waters where a very small group of people become the sudden dictators of everyone’s lives. In the case of Ohio, Mike DeWine used his emergency powers to sidestep the legislature which is designed to slow down the emotions of a crises and make good decisions—other wise to protect the people of a state from a mad scientist insanity of becoming some crazed radical who thinks they know better than the rest of us how we should be living our lives. As I’ve said, I’ve traveled around the world and I deal with many time zones every day but they lack the kind of freedom that I always end up missing, and relish upon returning to the good ol’ USA. DeWine and many other governors across the nation have destroyed that freedom with a few simple press conferences and the cost incurred is incredibly high. So who should pay for that, certainly not the business owner who has stuck their neck out to offer jobs to employees and contribute to the great American economy. It certainly isn’t the role of government to take all those employees away and pay them to stay home damaging our workpool forever with more government dependents. There is nothing that can wipe away the cost of a lunatic like Amy Acton from becoming the latest Captain Nemo on a quest for some vision only she can see that ends up destroying everyone around her. Does anybody remember the Jim Jones massacre? Jim thought he was saving everyone by killing them.

Government should never stick its nose in our business. People shouldn’t be able to call government and cry for compliance and turn the role of the governors office into a overcharged Attorney General role that basically is using this crises to become a mini emperor then to say “Trump told us to do it.” The cost for the closures of businesses like Mark’s SoZo needs to come out of somebody’s ass. The talk of the bailouts, someone must pay. These companies aren’t failing by their own missteps, they are happening because of the over-reactions of government and the government owes us all the cost of those mistakes. It’s not Mark’s job to pay for the costs that government has cost him. How are we supposed to know how dangerous Coronavirus is going to be? We’re not going to just take Amy’s word on it, or Doctor Doom at the CDC. When the hospitals aren’t overrun and the deaths aren’t in the millions, or even the thousands, they don’t get to say “well, we saved you, now we can all go to Starbucks.” Most likely, if they had done nothing we’d be exactly where we are now with the death toll—but we’d still have our economy.

I’ve been quite open about the Boeing situation before this ever happened. Sure, they had a few pilots in very poor countries who crashed their planes and there has been an investigation that has gone on now for well over a year, which has cost Boeing many billions of dollars. Government is slow, why should Boeing have to pay so much money when government steps in to do an investigation that shuts them down for such a long period of time losing massive market share and harming lots of companies downstream? What role do they play in that cost, and why isn’t there any expectation on government to get their asses moving so that Boeing could get back to work. Why aren’t they concerned about Mark’s spa? Or any other business across the country. Usually on Saturdays my wife and I eat at the Cracker Barrel in Middletown. Not today. They are closed and can’t have any idea when they can reopen. Cedar Point the amusement park in Ohio has pushed their opening day into May, not knowing how to hire and bring in supplies for that event. And to listen to these disconnected idiots yack on about some deaths in Italy or China where they eat the eyes out of fish and compare some World Health Organization statistics to us and expect it to be an apples to apples analysis is insane. And because government has no skin in the game, they don’t care how long it takes or how much money it costs. They take the money from us and give it back as if it were a gift. Meanwhile, those who generate all that money are stuck and waiting and no amount of government bailout will cover the cost. And that’s what you get when you let government get too big, and they get too much power. They abuse it then give us the cost.

Rich Hoffman

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Questions Nobody has been Asking about Covid-19: Its an attack not by a virus, but the governments of the world

Here’s the thing about Covid-19 that literally nobody is talking about, it is being told to us that it is literally a death sentence, and that it deserves 24 hours a day 7 day a week news service. Ads for it are attached to every YouTube video, it is the top story on every internet news site and it is being driven with an hysteria that just has never been seen before globally. But why? What’s the point? Those are things that just have not been talked about. The hysteria has been built by the very mention of this new virus migrating out of China, but nobody has really stated but a bunch of panic driven healthcare types why the thing is even just a little dangerous. So some context needs to be presented before we can have a basic understanding of what and why Covid-19 has consumed our lives the way it has, and why we have a right to be upset that all this drama has suckered our politicians into abusing emergency powers and essentially torpedoing our economy. The effort is on such a scale that it is beyond the scope of most people because the intentions of malicious people just aren’t fathomable to simple, God-fearing people who have inherited the earth with meekness. You must understand that much of the world has been suffering (justifiably) under massive sanctions, China being one of them, but we must not forget about North Korea, Iran, Russia, and even the European Union as the United States has used financial leverage to win trade disputes and change behavior, so there is a lot of anger out there, and a whole lot of people who have wanted revenge against the relatively small 300 million people in the United States who have all that wealth. There are also a lot of domestic enemies who want to be ruled by the United Nations operating in America who quickly latched onto this Covid-19 as a ticket to salvation. For them the World Health Organization was their latest best ticket to make that happen and they have held on to every bit of bad news with great enthusiasm. They have driven the stories of Covid-19 with a vicious attempt to bring down our entire country from the inside out with a fever that we’ve never seen before. But nobody has asked the real questions as to why, or how Covid-19 is really anything to be concerned about—all they have said is that it is.

This is the first time in the history of the world that we have looked at a virus and its impact on people on a case by case basis. The interconnected nature of the internet has allowed us to talk to people all over the world in real time and track every single victim of the virus hour by hour. That has never been done before which makes this unique, and it sets a trend that has the potential to be incredibly harmful in the future. Anything that is looked at in this way is naturally going to look bad. The charts that the CDC are putting out which are driving all this panic is more a willful exchange of bad news to drive a pandemic agenda that the World Health Organization has been hoping for over quite a long time. If they can’t rule through the United Nations and get people’s attention on global warming, the need for universal health care as a right, the need for a universal wage—things that the leftists of the world really care about who also happen to work in these disease centers because that’s the kind of work that excites them, they certainly couldn’t get the attention of the Americans unless they stripped them away of their comforts and put them in a position to listen to their pleas. If people wouldn’t come to respond to the needs of Mother Earth on their own, then they would be made to by sending everyone into a panic and using emergency powers to strip away the constitutional rights of its citizens. Yes, these are the same people who promote abortion as a right and are happy to kill many millions of infant children who are telling us that we should change our lives completely to save one life of the elderly by keeping them from getting a respiratory cold.

You can tell they don’t have a case by the way they have presented it. They do not talk about all the people who have had Covid-19 and recovered, only that we need more tests to record the cases. They have been maniacal over getting the most number of people tested so that they could show every day on their charts a growth that would continue the panic, and to send American governors into a hysteria to outdo each other with over-reaction. Mike DeWine of Ohio started the chain reaction when he declared bars and restaurants closed over a week ago of this writing. By the second weekend Democrat governors of California, Illinois, and New York were going even further to declare martial law, without the actual name. But people are confined to their homes and all activity has been halted except for the acquisition of food. And while all this is happening we are supposed to turn to government for our money, through unemployment or a government handout, and we are supposed to be happy about it to avoid a virus that more than 99% of the people who get it will recover from on their own. Because there isn’t a cure, the only point of the testing is to chart the cases person by person to incite fear and change the behavior of all Americans forever.

Then of course we are told that the reason we have to slow the spread of this virus is because we won’t have enough hospital beds to deal with all the people who are going to need them. But what they never tell you is that there isn’t a reason for the hospital beds because there is no cure anyway. Why would people go to the hospital unless they have been terrified with virus like symptoms to quarantine themselves? Otherwise, why would they go unless they were told to go. If what they had was Covid-19, they would simply recover. Some might die due to complications, but that is the case with anything. If we looked at any statistical analysis under the kind of microscope that we have with Covid-19 we’d have a reason to be concerned about just about everything we do, which is kind of the point. If we gave doctors a microphone for every danger that is out there, they’d have us all wearing bicycle helmets just for going out to get our mail. They are generally timid people anyway, letting them decide policy isn’t a good idea, and once we did, we can see what they have done with it. The whole point of social distancing they say is to slow the spread of the virus, but nobody has really said why this virus is anything worse than anything else that has come to us by way of an ailment. We don’t track every case of diabetes, heart disease, lung cancer, and certainly not every flu. People’s imaginations have ran away from them and these CDC types are enjoying their time in the sun talking about all the things we should be afraid of so that behavioral changes away from capitalism can take place and they can save the earth from human interference. When we strip away the whys, wheres and whens, this is where the evidence takes us—to an attack on our lives in revenge for our economic successes these last few years, and we are being shoved into a global compliance where we are “all in this together” mentality led by the World Health Organization and its deep ties to China. And that is why we can’t get bread, and why we can’t find toilet paper. China has unleashed unto America a third world status and have tricked our politicians into overacting and falling for the scheme, and we have let them do it by being suckers to the ploy.

Rich Hoffman

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Yes, They have been Watching You: The truth behind China Virus panic

One of the most interesting things that we can learn from the whole meltdown of the China Virus not just around the world, but in the United States, and within each and every local community is what our weaknesses as a people are. Pundits like Sean Hannity and even Katie Puvlich who are thought of as conservative commentators particularly on Fox News have suddenly become increasingly supportive of “forced compliance,” if President Trump’s orders are not followed to the letter. Well, I’m a Trump supporter and I’ll be the first one to tell him, “no, you are outside your authority and I’m not going to listen to you.” What has become obvious is that when pressed, when bread, milk and toilet paper are hard to find, people are quick to abandon their beliefs and resort to survival mode, and their most basic instinct that was taught to them as babies has been to resort to authority for protection. Much the way a child might get burnt by the stove as a young person, they run to their mom and hide behind her leg for protection. But when things are going well, they may be rebellious teenagers defying authority at every turn, until their safety is in question. Then they turn into a baby again. That is much of what has been driving the panic of this nothing China Virus that has completely shut down our American economy when it shouldn’t have even caused a stir.

Its easy to see how this happened. I talk often about how much I love Microsoft Office, and even I use Gmail from Google for my email service, and I know that those giant companies track my every keystroke to sell to whomever in the world might want that information for statistical analysis. I don’t use Facebook for that very reason, because they are obvious violators of privacy, but in truth, the internet has given us great freedom, but it has also put anybody who wants to watch us to study our every move. And with AI coming along, we aren’t worried about big brother watching what we are doing, but Big AI who can process huge amounts of information acquired and make a determination about the contents, and what buyers of this information have learned who run big corporations and giant media companies know about mankind as a result is that we trust too much in professional opinion, because we have been taught from babies to accept such a concept, and that any attack against mankind should expose that weakness. And by the reaction of even the staunchest Republicans under the coronavirus outbreak, most of them were quick to abandon all conservative principle and seek the shelter of mommy’s leg.

As we grow from our mothers into society at large we attend government schools and there we learn to trust the people at the front of the room, and their bosses, the administrators. We learn about policemen and firemen, and doctors, and politicians as well as all kinds of authority positions who specialize in some thought process and advise us what to do as we move through life. 99.9999999999% of us live and die by the opinions of others and shape our lives around what those authority figures tell us. We trust them and surrender often our thoughts to them. We might be bold and push back when we are comfortable, when we have food in our bellies and toilet paper in the bathroom. But the moment we fear not having those things, we surrender our freedom to authority figures and let them have the stage without retribution and we do what they say.

What Facebook, Microsoft and Google have studied all these years about us is that the way to beat the human race is not through armed conflict, its simply to slap down the rebellious teenagers into compliance and reward them for their surrender. Once that is done the rebel becomes a timid child again, and the governments of the world can then regain control. I’ve watched Katie Puvlich for a long time, and she has made me cringe at times. But I see her often as a well-intentioned young person who thinks of herself as a conservative. But what she has been saying about yielding to the Trump administration or to face the consequences has been very concerning. She represents what a lot of people have been saying who would normally not think of themselves as the leader of a communist revolution in the Soviet Union. But the content of the conversation is all the same.

Through this crises I have watched very smart people turn into compliance addicts, almost like some crack addict looking for a fix, trying to show the governor of Ohio that they are the good kids in the class by trying to please the teacher (government) with the highest grade on a test by proving their compliance to every stupid mandate issued by Amy Acton. Logic was totally thrown out the window because government has the studies and know the nature of the desire for compliance, just as every parent knows that a scolding of the child will result in some crying but ultimately a need for consolation by the child from the parent for much needed approval. And that emotion lasts for most people all their lives. I can name off 20 people I know right now who are still worried about their parents approval of them as 60 and 70 year olds as those parents who are still living at 90 are sick and dying and have obviously lost their minds. The kids—grown up and elderly themselves—are sick with worry over their parent’s approval at such a fundamental level. Any logical person would say to themselves, “who cares, these cats are going to be dead in about 15 minutes, who cares what they think?” But in practice worry over this topic will keep them up at night, give them serious cases of erectile dysfunction, and put 40 pounds of fat on them because of overeating.

Those worries about pleasing parents and other authority figures in our lives are things we normally keep to ourselves. But Microsoft knows because we have written about them somewhere in their software, and Google knows from our emails, and Facebook knows everyone we know and what are relationship is with them and why. We actually vote our opinions with the like button everyday and yes, that information is being used against us, right this very minute. The China Virus is the first time in history that such a mass collection of data has been used to exploit our natures to fulfill a political agenda. And its been so effective that normally diligent stalwarts of a conservative truth have fallen to its spell. But those of us who live off the grid to whatever aspect and don’t care about such things and have no reverence for authority whatsoever can see all this for what it is, because we are not prisoners to such emotions.

The trick is very obvious to me, and this has all been extremely fascinating, and a great learning experience. It has confirmed many things that I have thought about for a long time. And when the pressure is on, we can see how even leaders behave, and it has not been pretty. It’s something that our species is going to have to overcome, otherwise our enemies will continue to use this trait against our society for the effects we see today. And in the coming times, it will be a lot worse because they will push things even further, and when people run for mom’s leg to hide behind, even as 40 and 50 year old people lined up outside of Kroger at 6 AM to get bread as they live in $400,000 houses, they’ll find that mom isn’t there—only an incompetent government. And if that government is run by Trump, we will still need to fight against it.

Rich Hoffman

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