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Re: “Flake News: Vermont Site Features Coronavirus Conspiracy Theorist

To the best of my knowledge, Dana Ashlies video, allegedly discussing the 5G and Coronavirus relationship, has been censored by YouTube. But there is this review of the Ashlie video, with clips from it. As anyone who takes the time to watch the review, Ashlies discussion is shown to be referencing various, debatable, and some admittedly speculative 5G effects on Oxygen absorption and Hemoglobin in the human body.


But Ashlies discussion focuses on the Epstein-Barr virus genome, not the Coronavirus specifically. And while the Coronavirus reference may be intended implicitly, it isnt an overwhelmingly definitive claim. And, apparently, 5G is a concern for reasonable consideration.

The question is, of course, what does Ashlies 5G discussion have to do with the various clips in the TNR published video showing the less-than-overwhelming flows of Coronavirus patients at hospitals and test sites around the country? Where are the people?

If Seven Days intent is to discredit TNR because it published the Ashlie video, a little introspection is in order. By all means, point out the weaknesses in Ashlies 5G claims. But Seven Days appears to be practicing the same misinformation campaign its accusing TNR of doing. Wouldnt it be better for Seven Days to publish actual reports showing the overwhelming patient volume?

After all, when CBS News tries to pass photos of an ICU in Italy, as an ICU in NYC, whats the difference in CBSs misinformation criteria? And why is Seven Days curious choice of publishing an undated photo of two healthcare workers (allegedly testing coronavirus samples) implicitly, if not overtly, attempting to discredit the TNR published video in the same way?


The bigger story here: Wheres the Journalism?

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Posted by Jay Eshelman on 04/03/2020 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Flake News: Vermont Site Features Coronavirus Conspiracy Theorist

Seven Days: Please ask Mathew Roy to substantiate his report that Dana Ashlie claimed “…that 5G technology, and not a virus, caused the health crisis”. I can’t find a reference to Ashlie’s claim anywhere. Your referenced link to Health Feedback doesn’t reference Ashlie at all. In fact, the only reference I can find of Ashlie’s 5G warnings first published Oct. 29, 2018, long before the CoronaVirus was recognized, and the video had nothing to do with the CoronaVirus outbreak.


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Posted by Jay Eshelman on 04/03/2020 at 10:18 AM

Re: “The Burlington Free Press Will Be Printed in Coastal New Hampshire

The Burlington Free Press Will Be Printed in Coastal New Hampshire

With Student Dollars Down, Saint Michael's College's Bond Rating Takes a Hit

Vermont House Votes to Override Minimum Wage Veto

Any questions?

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Posted by Jay Eshelman on 02/28/2020 at 8:52 AM

Re: “State of the State: Protesters Steal Scott's Climate Thunder

“Climate change means famine in Vermont!”

In 1968, as a young impressionable college adult, I too was misled by professorial social alarmists, to the detriment of my willingness to join established society. Yes, I managed, despite my temporary rejection of reality. But I often wonder what and where I would be today, had I not wasted my time with the disingenuous political propaganda.

“The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.” Paul Ehrlich, 1968 ,The Population Bomb

That was 50 years ago. And I caution all young adults who today are being inundated with the current ‘end is near’ mindset. It’s not going to happen. History shows us that the best and brightest of our society always find a way, and that our entrepreneurial spirit in free and unfettered markets will continue to foster the ever-improving standard of living to which we are accustomed.

Posted by Jay Eshelman on 01/14/2020 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Vermont Supreme Court Orders Release of Record Sought by Seven Days

Dont throw the baby out with the bathwater. While I agree the school district should provide the information requested by Seven Days, I disagree that the school district or Seven Days acted inappropriately. The elegance of our American Constitutional Republic is that it provides checks and balances between disagreeing parties. For truly controversial issues, the judicial process requires more time than it otherwise might. This is a good thing, equivalent to the axiom of counting to ten before impulsively taking an expedient action, thereby decreasing the likelihood of a decision detrimental to everyone. The fact that the process was expensive is a reflection on the current structure of our politicized and dysfunctional public-school monopoly, not the judicial system in which everyone has the right to exercise due process on their own behalf.

I look forward to seeing the details of the school district methodology.

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Posted by Jay Eshelman on 12/07/2019 at 1:41 PM

Re: “As Impeachment Hearings Wrap, Welch Says Trump 'Betrayed' Oath of Office

3 Senate Committees Now Investigating the Bidens and Ukraine

“Weeks before submitting his resignation, Shokin’s office had ordered and executed the seizure of assets of Zlochevsky [Burisma CEO]. While Biden withheld the loan guarantees, Ukraine faced a fiscal default and was fighting a war with Russia. At the same time, Biden’s son served a paid position on Burisma’s board.”


So, does the House impeach these Senators for providing something of value to the Trump campaign too? Isn’t it time for Congress to get on with governing the country and letting voters decide who should be President?

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Posted by Jay Eshelman on 11/27/2019 at 9:01 AM

Re: “As Impeachment Hearings Wrap, Welch Says Trump 'Betrayed' Oath of Office

Re: “…gave them no choice but to proceed”.
Right on que. The devil made them do it because “it’s clear”. No proof. But it was ‘clear’.

So, Victor Shokin, Ukraine's prosecutor-general at the time, filed an affidavit stating that he began an investigation into Burisma (with Hunter Biden on its board). Then he was fired, ostensibly for not investigating corruption. Never mind that the U.S. government, under the direction of Hunter Biden’s father, Vice President Joe Biden, withheld $1 billion in aid from the Ukrainian government until it fired Mr. Shokin ‘for not investigating corruption’.

OK, so we can’t investigate Ukrainian corruption as long as Joe Biden is running for President because, if Biden is exposed in any of this malfeasance, it will give something of value to the Trump campaign. That makes sense…’clearly’.

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Posted by Jay Eshelman on 11/26/2019 at 12:22 PM

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