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Man who lost lawsuit against Charlie Baker over face masks sues Baker again, this time over Covid-19 records

A Medfield man who sued Charlie Baker in 2020 over state face-mask requirements due to Covid-19 and lost is taking another legal crack at Baker, this time over state Covid-19 vaccination recommendations he charges got him unenrolled from the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover because he refused to get a shot for medical and religious reasons.

But re-enrollment in law school is just one of the things John Beaudoin Sr. is seeking in his latest suit, filed in US District Court in Boston today.

Beaudoin also wants a judge to order the state to give him access to autopsy and other medical records for Massachusetts residents who have died since the pandemic began, as well as access to the state immunization registry, which lists which immunizations every state resident has gotten, so he can do research to prove his theory that many people listed as dying of Covid-19 really died of something else and many people who died from adverse reactions to Covid-19 vaccines were listed as having died of something else.

Naturally, what good is tons of data without a good computer? Beaudoin is also demanding "a workspace in a state office and a robust computer with Excel" on which to perform his analysis.

And as long as he's at it, Beaudoin demands a judge order the state to halt to all Covid-19 shots while he's completing his important, vital research and to make state officials go on TV to admit they're liars.

Beaudoin, who lists the names of seven specific Massachusetts residents who have died whose immunization and other health records he wants in particular - including a 7-year-old girl - claims the state Medical Examiner's Office, also named in his complaint, added Covid-19 as a cause of death to many death certificates to increase the amount of federal Covid-19 funding Massachusetts got.

As part of his preparation for his suit, Beaudoin used the state Public Records Law to obtain death certificates for numerous Massachusetts residents who died during the pandemic and claims that after "thousands of hours" of research he is able to prove that many people who died of fentanyl overdoses were listed as Covid-19 victims while many people, including the girl, who died from adverse reactions to Covid-19 shots were listed as having died of anything but vaccine reactions.

His research relies heavily on a database called VAERS, which anybody can submit a report to and which scientists have cautioned is not a reliable source of good data.


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But not this time, because he names and identifies seven specific people, including two minors, he claims had their death certificates deliberately falsified by the state.

Their families have probably suffered enough without being dragged through some nonsense like this (and I suspect a judge will fairly quickly dismiss the part of his complaint that deals with them for a lack of "standing" - any harm done to them was not done to him), so I decided not to post it.

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As a preliminary requirement, before any consideration of his lawsuit, he should release to the public all of his own medical records, including any mental-health treatments and evaluations. See how he feels about patient privacy then.

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Adam, can you tell us if Mass School of Law was also named as a defendant? The way this reads, it sounds like he wants Baker to get the law school to re-enroll him (haha!) but didn’t specify if the law school is also a party.

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No, he did not name the law school as a defendant and his "prayer for relief" does not specifically ask for anything related to him returning to law school. I put in the thing about him asking for re-enrollment because he implied it through a couple statements like this:

Plaintiff was deprived of the right to attain knowledge of a legal education that was available to all others who chose to accept the COVID-19 vaccination. Plaintiff was singled out and treated differently though he has a right to equal protection of the laws.

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I'm sure this isn't because he's shit at law stuff.

/Perhaps we can all look forward to his Excel-based COVID-19 statistics work.

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I would like to be legally prohibited from using Excel.

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Let me introduce you to Google sheets...

I miss Lotus123 myself...

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Another thing about VAERS is that it's not checked for accuracy, at all, but it's effectively the only way to report things that might be vaccine side effects.

I signed up for V-Safe when I got my first dose of the covid vaccine. Out of an abundance of caution, I said "yes" for "any other new symptoms" on a six-month follow-up V-Safe check-in. The new symptom is wrist pain that is very unlikely to be related, in part because it started months after my most recent booster. Someone called me about that answer, asked a few questions that mostly repeated the V-Safe ones, and then advised me to report this through VAERS, because that's the only way to get the information to scientists and doctors who are actually investigating side effects.

So, it's in there, and some schmuck may look at VAERS and go "aha! the vaccine damaged this woman's arm! and she got it in Massachusetts!"

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Even without accuracy things should be reported there. As an example, if someone gets the vaccine and died soon after of a heart attack, even if it apparently bears no relation, it should be reported by their doctor on VAERS. That way if there is some "signal in the noise" linking an increased risk of heart attack it will show up in the numbers increasing from normal rates of occurence.

The problem is that the anti-vax and covid-denial crowd, who didn't even know how to spell VAERS two years ago let alone know what it was, will point to that single record and say, "See! He died from the vaccine!!"

That's not even talking about the yahoos who are adding junk records to the site based on the crap that's filled their heads from whatever bubble of social media and information they live in.

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And, as with all big nets, there is a lot of bycatch.

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I'm real tired of these nutters who are doing this. Wasting tax payer money to fight these silly people who believe more in Q and what they read on the internet, then expects the tax payers to pay for him to get an office and access to a database.

Which btw.. He shouldn't come within spitting distance off. I feel sorry for the people's families he's 'investigated' because you know it didnt stop at getting death certificates, he probably harassed them too. These nutters cannot keep their crazy to themselves.. can already see someone banging on the door of some parent whose child died of Covid going "your child didn't die of covid, its all a lie". Just look at what they did to Michelle Wu.

I'm sorry this is an unpopular opinion, these people are mentally ill. I'm sorry if you are believing your own delusions that you believe this so much that you're going to the length they are going to 'prove' their delusions are right..... you are mentally ill and need some sort of help or intervention.

And my point here is the delusions. If this was a schizophrenic who was having hallucinations, boy we'd medicate them so fast. And whats a hallucination? Something that isn't really there, but you think it is and seems very real to you. And no amount of talk therapy is gonna help them or make them understand it isn't real. Medication and treatment is what they need.

Now what does that sound like? A magat delusion. These people believe what they read so much, they are delusional. They think its real but it is not. And no amount of talking will change their opinion, even after very stark facts appear before their eyes to disprove their delusion.. they still wont. (some have had family members DIE from it and they still wont believe...)

I'm no psychiatrist but I'm nutty enough to be seen by many of them, and even I know this doesn't sound too healthy and sound like some sort of mental health issue. As someone who has fought the stigma surrounding mental health, I don't like to add more.. but let's call a spade a spade. These people need help.

And if its not a mental health issue? What is it then? I hear stories of people's parents and friends... many who were very sane, very stable people all of a sudden become trump loving magats. It just doesn't make sense.. something happened.

Or maybe its a cult. Or people have been brain washed. I don't know. But there's more to this than we know or understand right now, nor do I think its a simple explanation like "oh they were always like this, TFG just brought it out". BS.

And before i get attacked, I want to just say I'm tired. I'm tired and I am frustrated that more than 2 years into this, these nutters are continue to try this nonsense. And considering some of the results of last nights primaries.. these nutters now are getting a platform and its gonna get worse. Much worse.

Oh Lordy Mary, We're in for a rough ride.

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I am also tired, and it's long past time that these people had their keys taken away. They should not be driving the bus.

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Personally I think this really exposes that humans brains aren't a nice clean on-off switch - on one mode, totally normal and healthy, and on the other, mental illness. The fall of otherwise normal, kind, sensible, rational people into this cult - and it definitely meets the criteria for the various definitions of cult - show that otherwise "mentally healthy" people still have psychological weaknesses, mental habits, etc, that serve as handholds where dysfunctional and unhealthy ideas, behaviors, etc, can get a grip. Cult experts have said for a long time that old school in-person cults can, given enough time and the right circumstances, break anyone. The structure of what a cult is uses very basic fundamental psychological structures in our brains.

This particular one is just especially bad because while most people have enough of a smell-test to realize the weirdos in funny robes handing out pamphlets in the park might be "off", this one came through social media and even real media that's been compromised in the name of seeking profits. The US public has never had especially good scientific or media literacy and partner that up with people not understanding the ways in which social media algorithmically reinforces things, is literally programmed to feed you more things that make you angry and scared because that gets clicks which gets dollars....

It's a mess. I don't know what the solution is. Even shutting down or publicly regulating Facebook, Twitter, etc, at this point won't help these people since most of them have moved to even more psychotic echo chambers where they reinforce each other with cult tactics and ritual. It would stop the flow of more in, though, that may be the best we have to hope for - a lost generation and a "we'll do better" from the public.

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You might want to read this study
A Conspiracy of Data: QAnon, Social Media, and Information Visualization

Seeing is believing, so goes the cliché. In our extremely online world, the particular nexus between visual information and political belief has become one of the thorniest challenges to truth. We live in an extremely visual world in which we navigate social media, search engines, platforms, interfaces, icons, memes, and smartphones.

Despite the fact that we navigate visual information at an astounding rate, we have not nationally developed literacies to debunk bad information. I argue that we are witnessing a confluence between extremely online, crowd-sourced conspiracies, whose adherents possess a high capacity for online information gathering, and visualization, meant to communicate data about our world effectively and accurately through optical means which has been co-opted for information warfare.

Deploying such informatics further legitimates bizarre, unhinged theories about political reality. QAnon, the extremely online conspiracy theory that has cast its shadow over the Internet, relies exclusively on information visualization to communicate its message and is symptomatic of our inability to combat misinformation that mimics the methods of data analysis and information literacy.

QAnon supports such a slippage with complex and interactive visualizations of bad information, thereby accelerating apophenia, the tendency to see linkages between random events and data points.


Or going back almost ten years to take politics out of it...
Apophenia, Patternicity, Conditioned Seeing, and the Meaningless: The Science of Being Fooled

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Just like I ignored his first one, which I recall was equally, um, interesting, but as I sat there reading his complaint, I started thinking about all the people who are affected by this or who will have to spend time and resources dealing with it: The defendants, their attorneys (likely a couple of assistant AGs), the judge, the court clerk's office, and, I bet, all the people (and their lawyers) with deceased relatives whose names he dredged up.

That's a lot of people and time and effort and expense, even if the case is pretty summarily dismissed (for starters, those assistant AGs have to spend time writing both a response to the complaint and then a motion to dismiss it). And it's kind of noteworthy what that represents.

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The only thing worse than a crappy soulless ambulance chasing lawyer is someone whose highest aspiration is to BECOME a crappy soulless ambulance chasing lawyer but isn't one yet.

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Trump is having serious problems getting even those sorts of lawyers on retainer.

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I bet filing two suits is a lot cheaper than a single session with a professional dominatrix, and still a great way to indulge a taste for being publicly humiliated.

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