In recent days I have witnessed the following:
- A youth hockey tournament that was to take place in Aspen, Colorado, was cancelled by, I assume, the Pitkin County health department.
- Our fellow writer Steve Kelly pointed out that medical people think that skiing should be cancelled due to gatherings in buildings around ski resorts leading to transmission of the supposed virus.
- A sign in the gym where I work out warned all members to wear masks, otherwise “the county will shut us down.”
This is fascism, as Steve noted in the title to his piece.
Fascists are part of what Étienne de La Boétie in the 16th century referred to as a “vast network of corrupted people with an interest in maintaining tyranny.” We all know that power corrupts, and people having taken hold of the reins and who have power to shut down hockey, skiing, and gyms, are corrupt. There is no other word for it.
I thank a Brit, Andrew Johnson, for the idea of using Freedom of Information laws to call out these corrupt monsters. I have written the letter below to the head of Jefferson County (Colorado) Public Health, citing the specific code section of our Colorado FOIA. (Federal FOIA only applies to federal agencies.) Every state has such a law. I am nobody, and this guy will likely ignore me, meaning I have to take my quixotic quest thereafter to the governor, who is, in my view, a silly twit. After he ignores me, I got nuthin’. Therefore, I urge everyone reading this to do the same. Feel free to plagiarize, as I did with Andrew on item one of my letter.
It is only numbers that will force them to respond. Remember, these people are lawless, but must pretend in public forums to respect the law. Make them do so. Use certified mail with a return receipt, otherwise your letter will be filed, circularly.
[Today, October 20, I am substituting the actual letter mailed to Jefferson County Public Health. I made a few changes.]
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST
October 19, 2020
Name not published here*
Executive Director, Jefferson County Public Health
645 Parfet St.
Lakewood, CO 80215
Dear Dr. Xxxxxxx:
Under the Colorado Open Records Law § 24-72-201 et seq., I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records that are in the possession, custody or control of Jefferson County Public Health describing the following:
- Scientific evidence of the existence of the SARS-COV-2 virus, said to cause “Covid-19.” My understanding of virology and Koch’s (later Rivers’) Postulates would require true isolation of this virus via centrifuge, with initial isolation followed by repeated filtration and then purification of said virus, yielding what virologists refer to as a “gold standard,” or a virus that can be photographed and sequenced all by itself. What I have seen in published scientific papers refer to the culturing of something, or the performance of an amplification test (i.e. a PCR test), or the sequencing of something by introduction of foreign or patched sequences. I want your evidence of existence via isolation in the traditional sense, separating it from everything else around it. I want evidence of satisfaction of either Koch’s or Rivers’ Postulates, preferably the former.
- Your scientific evidence supporting your requirement that citizens of Jefferson County wear facial masks as an effective means of preventing the spread of a virus. This would refer to scientific studies done which include control groups.
- Your scientific evidence supporting the quarantining of citizens of Jefferson County for fourteen days upon testing positive for SARS-Cov-19. Why fourteen? If a virus, a strand of RNA encased in protein, is not alive, how does it maintain its ability to infect people in open air for such a long period? What scientific studies exist supporting this number?
- Your scientific evidence supporting your requirement that citizens of Jefferson County maintain six feet distance from one another when in public. What scientific study exists supporting this odd practice?
- Your scientific evidence that “testing positive” for SARS-Cov-2 is equivalent to having a disease. How is a test that cannot measure viral load able to define a disease? Are we not all carrying within us trillions of cells along with “viral” and bacterial organisms? How does identification of one sequence from a non-purified virus indicate disease?
- Your scientific evidence that the polymerase chain reaction machine (PCR), whose inventor, Nobel Laureate Dr. Kary Mullis, said should not be used for diagnosis of disease, is in fact useful and accurate for that purpose.
If you do not have the evidence I request on hand, but instead have relied on others for it, then I ask to be directed to the sources of your evidence. I do not ask for appeals to authoritative sources, but to actual evidence.
Your office has inflicted extraordinary, burdensome, and financially harmful measures on the citizens of Jefferson County. As Carl Sagan reminds us, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. You have made extraordinary demands on us. Please provide your extraordinary evidence justifying those demands. If you cannot provide this evidence or proof, this information should be disclosed to me in writing.
If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $50. However, I would also like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of the supposed pandemic and the official response to it. This information is not being sought for commercial purposes.
The statute requires a response to this request within three days following receipt of this letter. If access to the records I am requesting will take longer, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records. I can be reached at [my email address]. I will accept only a written response.
If you deny any or all of this request, please cite in writing each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.
Thank you for considering my request.
PS: “That which is asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.” (Hitchens’ Razor). The burden of proof is on you for everything above.
Certified 7020 1810 0000 6915 3562
*Since I made implications of corruption here, which I do not do in the letter, I thought it wise not to publish his name.