All posts by Al Stefanelli

Plandemic Documentary: The Hidden Agenda Behind Covid-19

Disclaimer: If you believe the information that’s presented in this documentary, you are absolutely going to hate this article, as it debunks the claims made therein, and casts serious aspersions on the character of Dr. Mikovits. You will likely refute the science, ignore the source links, question the findings of the professionals cited, disbelieve the statements made by experts, and refuse to do any further research on the validity of the information presented in the film, or about Dr. Mikovits.

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Incomplete Research Leads to Fake News

I think it’s fantastic that so many people have decided it’s a great idea to research items that are offered via the media. This includes broadcast news, cable news, social media, etc. It shows a desire for people to be informed about the world around them, and the events that effect their daily lives. There is, however, one huge problem, and it is mainly extant on Social Media. Particularly Facebook.

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Quarantine is not Punishment

quarantine stencil print on the grunge white brick wall

There is no shortage of psychological data on the effects of quarantine situations. Those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or any other mental health problems that arise in these situations should never be invalidated. Their struggles are real, verifiable, and should be taken seriously. If you know of anyone who is experiencing potentially life-threatening mental health problems due to being quarantined (or for any reason,) please contact someone who can help them. You may very well be saving their lives.

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Free Speech and Social Media

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – The First Amendment of the US Constitution.

For those residing in the United States, the first amendment is a benchmark right. Its prominence in the bill of rights reflects its importance, as it covers two of the most principal assurances for both freedom of and freedom from religion and to the free expression of speech without fear of molestation. For expats, it’s an entirely different thing.

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False Equivalencies And Journalistic Integrity

Do you know what a false equivalency is, and why every topic should not always be given a ‘both sides’ approach? There are points of view that people hold that either have no basis in empirical evidence, or have been derived from false information. Problems arise when these points of view are presented as legitimate counter-arguments to empirically established knowledge.

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The Sober Math Everyone Must Understand about the Pandemic

by Jason S. Warner

This post was written on March 12th and originally appeared on Jason’s Facebook page, and then on the Medium website. I believe it is a very well written and researched piece, but has unfortunately been caught up in the current (March 18th) glitches that Facebook is experiencing with their community standards algorithms, and is being banned throughout Facebook. So I am reposting it here. – Al Stefanelli


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Greetings from Panama!

Surprise! I know It’s been quite a while since you’ve seen this website active. Probably close to a decade. My wife asked me last night why I reactivated it. I thought about that for a while, and the closest I could come up with to a solid answer is because I enjoy writing. Also, having been living here in the Republic of Panama for the past 18 months or so, I thought I’d share with you.

The most common question I get from my friends in the United States is why did we leave. Well, to make a long story short, we got tired of the rat race in the States. The cost of living and the cost of staying healthy were killing us. Thus, we chose the expat life. We love it here. Frankly, we should have done this way sooner.

Anyhow, for those of you who have been reading my material since I launched the original version of this website about fifteen years ago or so, you won’t find anything here remotely similar to what you may expect. There will be no political or religious articles, rants, or anything of the sort. I don’t argue on the Internet any longer. It keeps my blood pressure down and makes live easier all around.

I hope you enjoy what you will read here on the occasion when I have time to write. Thanks!