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CCP Grounds Nuclear Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt And Command Structure With Bioweapon

Sailor From CCP Virus-Stricken Carrier Found Unresponsive As Over 400 Crew Infected

The nuclear carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt coronavirus disaster has gotten worse, as on Thursday more than 400 sailors tested positive for COVID-19. Alarmingly, one sailor was found unresponsive as the ship was docked at a naval base in Guam and immediately transported to a military intensive care unit at the base.

The sailor tested positive for coronavirus on March 30 and was found unconscious Thursday, he has been admitted to the intensive care unit of the US Navy Hospital on Guam,” a Navy statement said, according to CNN.

It’s being described as the first hospitalization after the crisis aboard the ship caused the USS Roosevelt to divert its mission from the Western Pacific two weeks ago.

USS Theodore Roosevelt grounded in Guam. Image via U.S. Navy

The Navy says at this point 97% of the ship’s some 4,000+ crew members have been tested. “We’ve tested almost the whole crew now. We still have about 1,000 tests to report out,” the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten said during a Pentagon briefing Thursday. “But 3,170 tested negative, 416 tested positive, 187 of those were symptomatic, 229 were asymptomatic. We still have 1,164 pending results.”

This means nearly ten percent of the crew is infected with COVID-19. “Sadly this morning we had our first hospitalization of the one sailor,” Hyten added. “We’re hoping that that sailor recovers, we are praying for him and his family and his shipmates.”

“I think it’s not a good idea to think the Teddy Roosevelt is a one-of-a-kind issue. We have too many ships at sea, we have too many deployed capabilities. There’s 5,000 sailors on a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. To think it will never happen again is not a good way to plan. What we have to do is figure out how to plan in these kind of Covid environments,” Hyten said of the unprecedented crisis aboard the vessel, which has taken the multi-billion dollar nuclear carrier essentially out of commission for the time being.

Capt. Brett Crozier and Navy Secretary Thomas Modly taken down by the CCP

The crisis led to an embarrassing public controversy over the Navy’s handling the outbreak. After the ship’s captain penned a fiery letter demanding greater action from top brass, subsequently leaked to the media, the captain was relieved of command of the ship. 

Capt. Brett Crozier, wrote an impassioned memo emailed to superiors on March 30 – which leaked to the press – describing an “accelerating” crisis as coronavirus swept through the ship. Crozier – who himself has contracted the virus – received a round of applause from crewmembers as he departed the ship.

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly later resigned early this week over comments he made the ship’s crew calling Crozier’s actions “too stupid”. 

But here’s the kicker: “Modly’s trip to Guam cost the Defense Department an estimated $243,000, according to a Navy official,” reports CNN.

Source: ZeroHedge

Must See Documentary Tracks Down Origin Of Wuhan Coronavirus

Watch this powerful production while it’s still available online.

The CCP virus, which originated from China, has rampaged through the world and caused more than 80,000 deaths, infecting at least 1.4 million through early April, 2020. However, the true number of deaths and infections will always remain unknown due to the under reporting of cases from mainland China.

In the new documentary presented by The Epoch Times and NTD, Epoch Times investigative reporter Joshua Philipp takes an in-depth look at the progression of the pandemic from January to April and leads us on a journey of discovery to bring the truth behind the matter to light.

From the Huanan Seafood Market in Hubei Province to the scandals at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, from long-running experiments on viruses to military takeovers, suspicious activities arise from every corner. Through vigorous investigations and the piecing together of hidden information, the documentary will unearth a more complete understanding of the situation surrounding the rise of this pandemic. Suspicions uncovered from official reports and publicly available information also sprouted more questions, leading to surprising findings and inquiries.

Multiple top experts also share their intel and opinions in this groundbreaking film.

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Official Raises Alarm On Inflated COVID-19 Deaths

Alleged document says it’s ‘appropriate’ to link cause of death to coronavirus despite victim never being tested.

A Minnesota official is raising alarm that he’s been told it’s ‘appropriate’ to put on people’s death certificate that they died of COVID-19, despite the victim never being tested for it.

Scott Jensen, a Republican member of the state’s senate and also a physician, told local media he got the message from the Minnesota Department of Health, according to a surfaced Instagram video.

Twitter mirror of interview:

“Last Friday I received a seven-page document that sort of told me that if I have an 86-year-old patient that had pneumonia but was never tested for COVID-19,” said Jensen. “But sometime after, she came down with pneumonia, we learn she had been exposed to her son (who had no symptoms but later on was diagnosed with COVID-19) it would be appropriate to diagnose on the [86-year-old’s] death certificate ‘COVID-19.’” said Jensen.

Jensen assured the interviewer he would do no such thing.

“Now, we have not done that,” said Jensen. “If someone has pneumonia in the middle of a flu epidemic, and I don’t have a test on influenza, I don’t diagnose influenza on the death certificate.”

“I will say, ‘this elderly patient died of pneumonia.’”

Jensen added that a colleague of his confirmed the practice was unprecedented for their field.

“We’ve always been told you always put down just facts [on death certificates], you don’t put down any probabilities, you don’t put any presumptions down.”

When asked to speculate why officials would want to skew the deaths related to COVID-19, Jensen said:

“Well, fear is a great way to control people, and I worry about that.”

SHOCKING! Historian exposes ‘history of positive checks ‘ against those undesirable to the elite via diseases, wars, disasters, famines and genocides… 

Source: InfoWars

Economics of Ammunition

Difficult times are impacting the firearm industry, especially the ammunition segment. Don’t expect relief anytime soon.

It is important to understand that ammunition pricing is not set by what the ammunition costs to produce, rather it’s determined by what the next batch is going to cost to produce. The profit margin is a set percentage that’s typically going to remain constant as long as production costs remain constant. An important factor in production are labor costs, which are similarly constant unless demand increases or decreases and affects long-term projections. As you can imagine during this unprecedented event, costs are fluctuating dramatically.

Due to factors beyond the control of the ammunition companies, the cost of components and raw materials has more than doubled within the last two weeks. Fiocchi and Vista Outdoors, for example) are two major ammunition manufacturing brands I’ll discuss. Fiocchi is shut down for commercial business and operating with minimal staffing for their military customers. Vista Outdoors is up and running, but they are fervently working to catch up to an unstable market that went berserk. Even with a redirection of resources and a recent price hike to cover it, it’s going to take time before covering their adjusted costs with respect to their actual output stabilizes.

It’s also worthwhile to consider how Covid-19 is affecting the smaller small arms and ammunition providers. Turkey, home to the manufacture of much of the imported shotguns and handguns has been getting frisky with Syria. Even if Turkey’s munitions factories could bear some of the production output in support of their American clients, the shipping ports are generally closed. The same applies to our allies in the Czech Republic. The Czechs could be sitting on mountains of propellant powder, but there is no way to get it to us. Russian-sourced ammo and components are also affected.

In a best-case scenario, it takes more than 20 days for a shipping container to arrive to the U.S. from any of those locations. If cargo has to arrive on the west coast, shipping can take more than 30 days. Plus, a typical minimum of five to 10 days is required to embark and disembark on each side of the trip. So, once the ports reopen, a realistic time frame to see supply levels return to normal is two months — just to get the ammo to U.S. distributors. And that’s if those foreign manufacturing continue to manufacture their product and have them crated, bonded and stocked. According to Fiocchi, that that’s not likely. So figure another 15 to 30 days to get return to manufacturing again if they have the raw components, which they may not because closed ports affect obtaining raw materials, too.

To add to the delay, gun owners are looking at empty shelves, which require massive orders in order to restock. Those orders don’t get processed or ship to retailers all at once, and the same people who are stocking up now are going to continue swooping in once the first shipments of popular loads become available. Folks, we’re looking at a return of the Obama-era run on ammunition where we saw people fighting each over boxes of rimfire.

Prepare yourselves to stay calm. This is going to be a tough slog, likely for the better part of a year. But here’s the thing, friends: We can make this easier on all of us as a community. Don’t hoard ammo that you’re not likely going to need. Of course, be neighborly and make sure your friends have some. Society will be fine because the core our country is strong. Stretch your supplies by incorporating more dry practice, at home laser training and emphasizing marksmanship over shredding targets with bursts of rapid fire. Let’s help one another out.

Source: by Jeremy Stafford | Guns And Ammo

Former White House Health Adviser Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: “U.S. Must Stay Locked Down For 12-18 Months Until There’s A Vaccine”

“we have no choice”

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel explains when he believes life will get back to normal after the coronavirus, predicting that “the crisis is not going to go away in a few weeks or after the 30-day plan comes to an end.”

“Realistically, COVID-19 will be here for the next 18 months or more. We will not be able to return to normalcy until we find a vaccine or effective medications,” e said. “I know that’s dreadful news to hear. How are people supposed to find work if this goes on in some form for a year and a half? Is all that economic pain worth trying to stop COVID-19? The truth is we have no choice.”

EZEKIEL EMANUEL: No one is immune to the COVID-19 virus. It threatens all of us. But while we are all experiencing the same pandemic, we are not experiencing it in the same way. 

The first dividing line is whether you or someone you love has gotten sick. Many Americans have not yet seen firsthand what devastation a positive test can inflict. 

Another dividing line is whether you have a job that lets you stay at home, working as you juggle child care and video chats. 

60 million Americans are still out there not sheltering in place and instead tirelessly working to keep everything going for the rest of us. You keep the electricity flowing and the internet running, food and groceries moving. You are putting your own health on the line to ensure the rest of us are living as normally as possible. 

And then there are the tens of millions of Americans who have lost jobs and businesses, or who fear that they’re just about to. Your anxiety about the virus is coupled with worry over having a paycheck, covering the mortgage, keeping the lights on, and buying food. 

Realistically, COVID-19 will be here for the next 18 months or more. We will not be able to return to normalcy until we find a vaccine or effective medications. I know that’s dreadful news to hear. How are people supposed to find work if this goes on in some form for a year and a half? Is all that economic pain worth trying to stop COVID-19? The truth is we have no choice. 

If we prematurely end that physical distancing and the other measures keeping it at bay, deaths could skyrocket into the hundreds of thousands if not a million. We cannot return to normal until there’s a vaccine. Conferences, concerts, sporting events, religious services, dinner in a restaurant, none of that will resume until we find a vaccine, a treatment, or a cure. 

One thing I’ve learned as a cancer doctor is that it’s wrong to paint an overly rosy picture in order to maintain a patient’s hope. It’s wrong because it fails. It’s false. Biology and disease are formidable opponents that inevitably tell us the truth. We cannot relieve the oppression of this pandemic until we are realistic. We need to prepare ourselves for this to last 18 months or so and for the toll that it will take. We need to develop a long-term solution based on those facts. It has to account for what we are losing while this fight goes on, things like schooling and income and contact with our friends and extended family. 

The crisis is not going to go away in a few weeks or after the 30-day plan comes to an end. Although COVID-19 is affecting us in different ways, we have to be up to it and fight together.

Source: by Tim Hains | Real Clear Politics

How To Build And Service An Inexpensive Hydroponics/Aeroponics System

Hydroponics expert, Scott Dekarske, and Master Gardener, Stephan Leonard, show how to assemble an inexpensive aeroponics system. It only takes an hour or two to assemble.

2 1/2 Months Later

We have the system in an unused office and it is doing great. The tomatoes have tons of small fruit on them. We have had to start pinching back the tomato plants to keep them from growing bigger than the trellis we built. The cucumber and watermelon died. We have put some rooted cuttings from a bell pepper plant that did amazing this year in the outside soil garden. We hope to be able to take cuttings from these plants in the spring and put it back outside again. 

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5 Months Later

We have been harvesting tomatoes for the last month and a half. So far we have picked about 50 tomatoes and have tons more blooms and green fruit growing. They taste good.

We have noticed a couple of things about growing indoors. Tomatoes are wind pollinated, the pollen has to fall within the flower. In the still air of the office it won’t do that and the flower will die without setting fruit. In the wild the wind moves the plant around and bumps the pollen and makes it move within the flower. We have found that banging on the wooden frame or tapping the branches with flowers every day gets the fruit to set very reliably. Most of the branches have every flower set a tomato.

Another thing we have noticed is that we have blight. Chris Cooper said it is a type of fungus you don’t see very often in the fields because it only grows in very still air. We have put a fan on the shelf above the plants to try to get more air movement and stop the blight. We have also cut some of the more blighted leaves out.


We are having to add about a gallon a day to the tote to top it off. The plants drink a ton of water. There are days when we have seen drops of water sitting on the leaves of the tomatoes. This is another reason we have added the fan.


We have also turned the tote to take better advantage of the light from the window.

In the next few days we will be pruning the tomatoes to remove all the branches that will not produce any more fruit. The plants are determinant and we had to pinch the tops of them when they got close to the ceiling. Many of those branches have produced and are done. Tomatoes only produce on new growth. Cutting them out will allow the suckers to grow and take their place. 

We have some small pepper plants that are from cuttings we took from the outside garden. The have survived but I think they don’t get enough light so we got a smaller grow light for them. They seem to be doing better now. 

The best part of the hydroponics so far is the snow-matoes. It might be 10 degrees and snowy outside but there are ripe tomatoes waiting.

How To Change Your Hydroponics/Aeroponics Nutrient Solution

List of Parts for Hydroponic Garden

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Source: Family Plot Garden

Keep Them Divided

Not unlike WWII Propaganda, the message is clear: keep them divided.

Within communities, obedience signaling is the new virtue. “Report” anything everything whatever you see “to the authorities.” Citizen tyrants are lapping this up. Keeping an eye on various Facebook community groups around my area, I note the overwhelming number of people shaming, disgracing, screeching at, and stigmatizing others who don’t approve and endorse government shutdowns and lock-ins. On that note, some memes are worth a look.

Source: Karen De Coster | Lew Rockwell 

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~*MAX ALERT*~ U.S. SURGEON GENERAL NOW HAS CONFESSED THE TRUTH(!) THIS ENTIRE EVENT WAS UNNECESSARY(!)

Millions Of People Have Been Put Out Of Work, Some Have Suicided, The World Economy Has Been Crippled For A Pandemic That Doesn’t Exist! The Combination Of The So Called Covid 19 Virus Which Is Actually (influenza) And 5G Is Unraveling The Immune System And Suppressing It, And Is Known To Cause Pneumonia. 5G Radiation Is Lethal.  (Covid 19 Is A Name That is Given To The Pandemic Hoax!) There is No Pandemic. 

Source: Darrell Hines Blog

Draconian Lockdown Powers: It’s a Slippery Slope from Hand Washing to House Arrest

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
—Viktor Frankl

We still have choices.

Just because we’re fighting an unseen enemy in the form of a virus doesn’t mean we have to relinquish every shred of our humanity, our common sense, or our freedoms to a nanny state that thinks it can do a better job of keeping us safe.

Whatever we give up willingly now—whether it’s basic human decency, the ability to manage our private affairs, the right to have a say in how the government navigates this crisis, or the few rights still left to us that haven’t been disemboweled in recent years by a power-hungry police state—we won’t get back so easily once this crisis is past.

The government never cedes power willingly.

Neither should we.

Every day brings a drastic new set of restrictions by government bodies (most have been delivered by way of executive orders) at the local, state and federal level that are eager to flex their muscles for the so-called “good” of the populace.

This is where we run the risk of this whole fly-by-night operation going completely off the rails.

It’s one thing to attempt an experiment in social distancing in order to flatten the curve of this virus because we can’t afford to risk overwhelming the hospitals and exposing the most vulnerable in the nation to unavoidable loss of life scenarios. However, there’s a fine line between strongly worded suggestions for citizens to voluntarily stay at home and strong-armed house arrest orders with penalties in place for non-compliance.

More than three-quarters of all Americans have now been ordered to stay at home and that number is growing as more states fall in line.

Schools have cancelled physical classes, many for the remainder of the academic year.

Many of the states have banned gatherings of more than 10 people.

At least three states (Nevada, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania) have ordered non-essential businesses to close.

In Washington, DC, residents face 90 days in jail and a $5,000 fine if they leave their homes during the coronavirus outbreak. Residents of Maryland, Hawaii and Washington State also risk severe penalties of up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine for violating the stay-at-home orders. Violators in Alaska could face jail time and up to $25,000 in fines.

Kentucky residents are prohibited from traveling outside the state, with a few exceptions.

New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., is offering its Rikers Island prisoners $6 an hour to help dig mass graves.

In San Francisco, cannabis dispensaries were included among the essential businesses allowed to keep operating during the city-wide lock down.

New Jersey’s governor canceled gatherings of any number, including parties, weddings and religious ceremonies, and warned the restrictions could continue for weeks or months. One city actually threatened to prosecute residents who spread false information about the virus.

Oregon banned all nonessential social and recreational gatherings, regardless of size.

Rhode Island has given police the go-ahead to pull over anyone with New York license plates to record their contact information and order them to self-quarantine for 14 days. 

South Carolina’s police have been empowered to break up any public gatherings of more than three people.

Of course, there are exceptions to all of these stay-at-home orders (in more than 30 states and counting), the longest of which runs until June 10. Essential workers (doctors, firefighters, police and grocery store workers) can go to work. Everyone else will have to fit themselves into a variety of exceptions in order to leave their homes: for grocery runs, doctor visits, to get exercise, to visit a family member, etc.

Throughout the country, more than 14,000 “Citizen-Soldiers” of the National Guard have been mobilized to support the states and the federal government in their fight against the coronavirus. While the Guard officials insist they have not been tasked with martial law, they are coordinating with the Pentagon, FEMA and the states/territories on COVID-19 response missions.

A quick civics lesson: Martial law is a raw exercise of executive power that can override the other branches of government and assume control over the functioning of a nation, state, or smaller area within a state. The power has been exercised by the president, as President Lincoln did soon after the start of the Civil War, and by governors, as was done in Idaho to quell a miner’s strike that broke out there in 1892.

In areas under martial law, all power rests with the military authority in charge. As British General Wellington wrote, “martial law” is not law at all, but martial rule; it abolishes all law and substitutes for it the will of the military commander. Military personnel are not bound by constitutional restrictions requiring a warrant, and may enter and search homes at without judicial authorization or oversight. Indeed, civil courts would no longer be functioning to hear citizen complaints or to enforce their constitutional rights.

Thus far, we have not breached the Constitution’s crisis point: martial law has yet to be overtly imposed (although an argument could be made to the contrary given the militarized nature of the American police state).

It’s just a matter of time before all hell breaks loose.

If this is not the defining point at which we cross over into all-out totalitarianism, then it is at a minimum a test to see how easily we will surrender.

Curiously enough, although Americans have been generally compliant with the government’s suggestions and orders with a few notable exceptions, there’s been a small groundswell of resistance within parts of the religious community over whether churches, synagogues and other religious institutions that hold worship services should be exempt from state-wide bans on mass gatherings. While many churches have resorted to drive-in services and live-streamed services for its congregants, others have refused to close their doors. One pastor of a 4,000-member church who stood his ground, claiming that the government’s orders violate his right to religious freedom, was arrested after holding multiple church services during which attendees were reportedly given hand sanitizer and made to keep a six-foot distance between family groups.

It’s an interesting test of the First Amendment’s freedom of assembly and religious freedom clauses versus the government’s compelling state interest in prohibiting mass gatherings in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

Generally, the government has to show a compelling state interest before it can override certain critical rights such as free speech, assembly, press, search and seizure, etc. Most of the time, it lacks that compelling state interest, but it still manages to violate those rights, setting itself up for legal battles further down the road.

These lock down measures—on the right of the people to peaceably assemble, to travel, to engage in commerce, etc.—unquestionably restrict fundamental constitutional rights, which might pass muster for a short period of time, but can it be sustained for longer stretches legally?

That’s the challenge before us, of course, if these days and weeks potentially stretch into months-long quarantines.

For example, the First Amendment guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”  While the freedom to travel has been specifically recognized only as in the context of interstate or international travel, the freedom of movement is implicit liberty given that government agents may not stop and question or search persons unless they have some legal justification. 

As Supreme Court Justice William Douglas once wrote:

The right to travel is a part of the “liberty” of which the citizen cannot be deprived without the due process of law under the Fifth Amendment. . . .  Freedom of movement across frontiers in either direction, and inside frontiers as well, was a part of our heritage. Travel abroad, like travel within the country, may be necessary for a livelihood. It may be as close to the heart of the individual as the choice of what he eats, or wears, or reads. Freedom of movement is basic in our scheme of values.

As a rule, people are free to roam and loiter in public places and are not required to provide police with their identity or give an account of their purpose for exercising their freedom.

However, as with all constitutional rights, these freedoms, as the Courts have ruled, are not unqualified. Even content-based restrictions on speech are allowed under the First Amendment if the restriction is needed to serve a compelling government interest.

The Supreme Court long ago “distinctly recognized the authority of a state to enact quarantine laws and health laws of every description[.]” Such laws are an exercise of the state’s police power, and if there is a rational basis for believing they are needed to protect the public health, they will be deemed to serve a compelling government interest.

The point was made over 100 years ago in circumstances similar to today’s COVID-19 outbreak when a smallpox outbreak occurred in Cambridge, Mass., invoking a state law allowing localities to make vaccinations mandatory and enforceable by criminal penalties.  In upholding the law and local order against a claim that it violated the constitutional liberty to control one’s own body and health, the Supreme Court declared:

The possession and enjoyment of all rights are subject to such reasonable conditions as may be deemed by the governing authority of the country essential to the safety, health, peace, good order, and morals of the community. Even liberty itself, the greatest of all rights, is not unrestricted license to act according to one’s own will.

The Court went on to write that “[u]pon the principle of self-defense, of paramount necessity, a community has the right to protect itself against an epidemic of disease which threatens the safety of its members.”

Most states have enacted laws that recognize the need for prompt action in times of emergency, including epidemics, and have delegated the authority to and executive officer to take action to address that emergency.  For example, Tennessee law provides that the governor is given the power to issue orders that have the force and effect of law to address emergencies, which include disease outbreaks and epidemics. That state’s law similarly grants mayors or other local chief executive officers the power to issue orders and directives deemed necessary, including closing public facilities, in order to address civil emergencies. 

Courts have ruled that they will defer to the decisions of an executive authority on the decision as to whether an emergency exists and whether the means employed to address the emergency are reasonable and legal, although there could be situations where a court woCiuld declare that the executive decision is arbitrary and unreasonable.

When governments act under their police power to control plagues and epidemics, those laws are valid even though they may restrict individuals in the exercise of constitutional rights.  As one legal scholar recently noted, the balance between individual rights and protection of the public “assumes that there will be times when there are truly compelling emergencies justifying severe measures. A global pandemic that spreads even among those who are asymptomatic and could exceed the capacity of the American health care system would appear to be just such a compelling situation.”

At the moment, the government believes it has a compelling interest—albeit a temporary one—in restricting gatherings, assemblies and movement in public in order to minimize the spread of this virus.

The key point is this: while we may tolerate these restrictions on our liberties in the short term, we should never fail to be on guard lest these one-time constraints become a slippery slope to a total lock down mindset.

What we must guard against, more than ever before, is the tendency to become so accustomed to our prison walls—these lock downs, authoritarian dictates, and police state tactics justified as necessary for national security—that we allow the government to keep having its way in all things, without any civic resistance or objections being raised.

Martin Niemoller learned that particular lesson the hard way.

A German military officer turned theologian, Niemoller was an early supporter of Hitler’s rise to power, having believed his promises to protect the church and not allow pogroms against the Jewish people. It didn’t take long for Hitler to break those promises, but by the time the German people realized they had been double-crossed, it was too late.

As Niemoller warned: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

The lesson for those of us housebound and watching from a distance as the Fourth Reich emerges from the shadows is this: all freedoms hang together.

Niemoller’s warning for our modern age would probably go something like this: First the government went after the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and I did not object, because I had nothing to hide. Then they went after the right to not be spied upon, and I did not object, because I had done nothing wrong. Then they went after the right to criticize the government, and I still did not object, because I had nothing to criticize them for. Then they went after the right to speak—worship—and assemble freely, and I did not object, because I had nothing to say, no one to worship, and nowhere to congregate. By the time the government came to lock me up, there was no one left to set me free.

In other words, don’t be naïve: the government will use this crisis to expand its powers far beyond the reach of the Constitution. The Justice Department has already signaled its desire to suspend parts of the Constitution indefinitely.

That’s how it starts.

Travel too far down that slippery slope, and there will be no turning back.

Curiously enough, although Americans have not been inclined to agree on anything much lately, given the extreme polarization of the country politically, a recent survey indicates that “people of both parties seem rather okay with undermining core civil liberties in order to fight the pandemic.

This way lies madness.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, if you wait to speak out—stand up—and resist until the government’s lock downs impact your freedoms personally, it could be too late.

What would be far worse, however, is handing over your freedoms voluntarily—without even a semblance of protest—to a government that cares little to nothing about your freedoms or your lives.

Are Stay-At-Home Orders Legally Binding?!

An excellent reminder about what your rights are…

Source: by John Whitehead | Rutherford Institute

HOW YOU GET A “VIRUS”, Aajonus Vonderplanitz

Aajonus Vonderplanitz (April 17, 1947 – August 28, 2013) was an American nutritionist and activist who was prominent yet controversial in the raw food movement. Upon his putative recovery from terminal cancer at age 22 by regimen of raw carrot juice and raw dairy. After publication of his first book, We Want to Live, in 1997, he would become a leading alternative nutritionist.

Source: Wikipedia 

Putin And Trump vs The New World Order: The Final Battle?

We live in exciting times.

(Sylvain Laforest) The unknown that lays ahead for all of us is both exhilarating and scary. Exhilarating in the long term, but rather scary in the short term. All empires eventually die and we’re in the terminal phase of the New World Order that will not recover from the Russian roulette game it has been playing, for Vladimir Putin handed it a loaded gun and it pulled the trigger.

The last few weeks put everything in place for the last battle. There are so many different facts and events, left and right, and I will try to do my best to remain methodical in this complicated expose. Bare with me, I’ve been struggling for three weeks with this article because of the insane amount of additional details that each day provides. It might have been a wrong time to quit smoking, but I enjoy a good challenge.

Dropping Dollars

A little context is required. The New World Order concept is simply the wish of a handful of international bankers that want to economically and politically rule the whole planet as one happy family. It started in 1773 and if it went through important changes over the years, but the concept and objective haven’t changed an iota. Unfortunately for them, international banks that have been looting the planet through the US dollar since 1944 are now threatened by hyperinflation, as their printing machine has been rotating for years to cover their absurd spendings to sustain oil and resource wars that they’ve all ultimately lost. In order to prevent this upcoming hyperinflation, they generated a virus attack on four countries (China, Iran, Italy and now the United States) to spread panic in the population, with the precious help of their ignominious medias. Even though this corona virus isn’t different from any new viruses that attack humans every year, the media scare pushed people to voluntarily isolate themselves through fear and terror. Some lost their jobs, companies are going bankrupt, the panic created a stock exchange crash that emptied wallets and dried assets, resulting in a few trillion virtual dollars off the market to release pressure off the currency.

So far, so good, but everything else went wrong in this desperate and ultimate banzai. The top virologist on the planet confirmed that chloroquine was being used by the Chinese with spectacular results to cure patients, then he improved his magic potion by adding a pneumonic antibacterial called azythromicin, and saved everyone of his first 1000 cases, but one. Donald Trump immediately imposed the same treatment through a fight against his own Federal Drug Administration, bought and owned by the deep state. This forced all medias to talk about Dr Didier Raoult’s Miracle Elixir, signing the death warrant on our confidence in all Western governments, their medical agencies, the World Health Organization, and medias that were trying to destroy the impeccable doctor’s reputation, while inventing sudden «dangerous side effects» of a nearly inoffensive drug that has been used for 60 years to treat malaria. Not so far away in Germany, internationally praised Dr Wolfgand Wodarg noted that the engineered panic was totally useless, since this virus isn’t any different than the others that affect us every years. This has been an amazing victory for Trump and the general population on social medias, whom exposed together the pathological lies of the official communication channels of every New World Order country. De facto, the credibility’s of these puppet governments have vanished in the air, and from the eye of the storm, Italy will surely exit the EU right after the crisis, which will trigger a domino effect running through every EU countries and NATO members. My friends, globalism is dead and ready for cremation.

Digging The Abyss

International bankers couldn’t see it coming in 1991, when they dominated 95% of the planet after the fall of the Soviet Union. It seemed that nothing could halt their ultimate mission to complete their Orwellian dream: destroy a few countries in the Middle East, enlarge Israel, and get the total control over the world oil market, the last piece of their Xanadu puzzle that they’ve been working on for a whole century, starting with the Balfour declaration in 1917.

When Vladimir Putin got charge of Russia, there was no sign that he would do better than the drunk he had replaced. An ex KGB officer seemed like a choice more driven by nostalgia rather than ideology, but Putin had many more assets going for him than first met the eyes: patriotism, humanism, a sense of justice, cunning ruse, a genius economist friend named Sergey Glazyev whom openly despised the New World Order, but above all, he embodied the reincarnation of the long lost Russian ideology of total political and economical independence. After a few years spent at draining the Russian swamp from the oligarchs and mafiosis that his stumbling predecessor had left in his trail of empty bottles, Vlad rolled his sleeves and got to work.

Because his opponents had been looting the planet for 250 years through colonization insured by a military dominance, Vlad knew that he had to start by building an invincible military machine. And he did. He came up with different types of hypersonic missiles that can’t be stopped, the best defensive systems on the planet, the best electronic jamming systems, and the best planes. Then to make sure that a nuclear war wouldn’t be an option, he came up with stuff which nightmares are made of, such as the Sarmat, the Poseidon and the Avangard, all unstoppable and able to destroy any country in a matter of a few hours.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, gestures while speaking during an annual meeting with top military officials in the National Defense Control Center in Moscow, December 24, 2019. Putin said that Russia is the only country in the world that has hypersonic weapons even though its military spending is a fraction of the U.S. military budget. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, and Chief of General Staff of Russia Valery Gerasimov, right, attend the meeting.


With a new and unmatched arsenal, he could proceed to defeat any NATO force or any of its proxies, as he did starting in September 2015 in Syria. He proved to every country that independence from the NWO banking system was now a matter of choice. Putin not only won the Syrian war, but he won the support of many New World Order countries that suddenly switched sides upon realizing how invincible Russia had become. On a diplomatic level, it also got mighty China by its side, and then managed to protect independent oil producers such as Venezuela and Iran, while leaders like Erdogan of Turkey and Muhammad Ben Salman of Saudi Arabia decided to side with Russia, who isn’t holding the best poker hand, but the whole deck of cards.

Ending in the conclusion that Putin now controls the all-mighty oil market, the unavoidable energy resource that lubricates economies and armies, while the banksters’ NATO can only watch, without any means to get it back. With the unbelievable results that Putin has been getting in the last five years, the New World Order suddenly looks like a house of cards about to crumble. The Empire of Banks has been terminally ill for five years, but it’s now on morphine, barely realizing what’s going on.

Tragedy And Hope

Since there is no hope in starting WW3 which is lost in advance, the last banzai came out of the bushes in the shape of a virus and the ensuing media creation of a fake pandemic. The main focus was to avoid a catastrophic hyperinflation of the humongous mass of US dollar that no one wants anymore, to have time to implement their virtual world crypto-currency, as if the chronically failing bankers still have any legitimacy to keep controlling our money supplies. It seemed at first that the plan could work. That’s when Vlad took out his revolver to start the Russian roulette game and bankers blew their brains out upon the pressure on the trigger.

He called a meeting with OPEC and killed the price of oil by refusing to lower Russia’s production, taking the barrel to under 30 dollars. Without any afterthought and certainly even less remorse, Vlad killed the costly Western oil production. All the dollars that had been taken out of the market had to be re-injected by the Fed and other central banks to avoid a down slide and the final disaster. By now, our dear bankers are out of solutions.

In the meantime, Trump also poked at the tie-wearing gangsters. While medias avoided the corona-killing chloroquine subject, an old pill designed to cure malaria, Trump imposed to the FDA the use of this life-saving drug on US infected patients. Medias didn’t have any choice but to start talking about it, which ignited a chain reaction: big pharmas CEO’s were fired because they had just lost the vaccine contract, countries like Canada looked like genocidal fools for not using the cheap and inoffensive medication, while a most outrageous criminal act by a government was exposed in full light: the Macron government had proclaimed in January 2020 that chloroquine was harmful and had restrained its use, just a couple of weeks before the burst of the fake pandemic! Russian roulette is a popular game in Western governments these days around.

On Saturday March 28th, Russia announced its own corona-killing brew, based on Dr Raoult’s magic potion. Yet another Cossack blow, this time to the big pharmas jugular vein, while most Western countries now have to implement the good doctor’s treatment, or face the slap of a Russian pill coming to save its citizen. Putin is in the lifesaving business these days: in the last week of March, he sent 15 military planes filled with doctors and supplies directly to North Italy, after an aid plane from China was blocked by the Czech Republic. We’re about to learn that European countries fear that China or Russia finds the truth in the Lombardy region, where people are not dying from some corona bug, but probably from a deadly cocktail hybrid from two earlier vaccines for meningitis and influenza, that they were injected in separate vaccination campaigns.

The Punchline

I said earlier that everyday brings amazing news. Well on Sunday March 29th, the most stunning of them all fell like a ton of bricks on social medias: confined onlookers learned that Trump had taken control over the Federal Reserve, that is now handled by two representatives of the Treasury of State. Of all the crazy news within the last month, this is by far the best and most shocking. After three years in power, Trump has finally fulfilled his electoral promise of taking private banks out of the US public affairs, ending a century of exploitation of the American citizens. He has put the infamous Blackrock investment group to start buying important corporations for the Fed, meaning that he’s nationalizing chunks of the economy, while avoiding the crash of the market by implicating important private investors in the deal.

(short video) Did Trump just nationalize the Federal Reserve Bank?

This out most daring move comes at a crucial point in time, and faces us with the realization that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are united and have taken humanity to the crossroads of the New World Order and freedom. As I have stated often before, I thought that the world would deeply change between 2020 and 2024, because these would be the last 4 years of these two heroes in political power of their nations.

The New World Order is facing the two most powerful countries on the planet, and this fake pandemic changed everything. It showed how desperate the banksters are, and if we don’t want to end up with nuclear warheads flying in both directions, Putin and Trump have to stop them now.

Terminate the BIS, the World Bank, the IMF, the European Central bank, the EU, NATO, now. Our world won’t be perfect, but it might get much better soon.

Easter resurrection is coming. This might get biblical.

Source: by Sylvain Laforest | Oriental Review

China Plans To Win The Pandemic War

Imagine if that Taiwan lady who’s been robo calling all our call phones has been trying to warn us about about eminent rapid Chinese colonization but we couldn’t understand?

(Matt Bracken) By accident or on purpose, Pandemic World War One has already begun, even if we don’t fully realize it yet. A few examples to make the point: the American super-carrier Roosevelt is in Guam, with over 100 of its crew infected after a scheduled port visit in Vietnam, and half of its 5,000 member crew under quarantine. Parris Island, the USMC’s east coast boot camp, has many troops infected, with no new recruits inbound, and graduating Marines quarantined on base indefinitely. Our thousand-bed USNS hospital ships Mercy and Comfort are deployed to Los Angeles and New York. U.S. military medical personnel are being sent to American Coronavirus hot spots to augment their civilian medical staffs.

If Pandemic World War One was launched intentionally, then naval vessels and isolated ChiCom special forces bases will become significant force multipliers, because they can be kept scrupulously free of Coronavirus, held back for later use when Western military forces are infected, depleted, and not battle ready. Even if the Covid-19 pandemic was not released on purpose, getting a head start on quarantining key military assets for later use becomes a critical factor, and such total isolation is far more easily achieved within China’s totalitarian dictatorship.

But intentionally begun or not, now that PWW1 is underway, Communist China plans to win it. By March of 2020 they had totally sealed their borders to inward travel without strictly scrutinized visas with a high rejection rate, followed by a very harsh 2+ week quarantine under CCP control at the traveler’s expense. Now China has little to worry about from a new phase of the pandemic that they could launch against the West.

In this emerging global environment, an even deadlier Covid-20 would become a nearly ideal weapon of mass destruction, because unlike nuclear-tipped ICBMs, its Chinese origins would be deniable and unprovable. The Chinese Communist Party would claim that Covid-20 was a natural mutation that sprang up in the West. They would be able sit back and watch while America and Europe were destroyed as economic and military powers, and Africa and many other Third World cities and nations were laid prostate and thus open for rapid Chinese colonization.

For example: Guayaquil, Ecuador is one of a handful of major seaports on the west coast of South America, and it has the best location and by far the largest natural harbor. Guayaquil touts itself as the main port city and gateway to the Pacific Rim, including China. Now Coronavirus is breaking out in Guayaquil at about the same pace it did in Milan a month ago, but Ecuador does not have a slim fraction of Italy’s medical capacity to deal with it. In a month, Guayaquil might be a medical catastrophe, and America will be in no position to send help.

If Pandemic World War One goes in China’s favor, their plans will include sending “rescue and relief” ships to Ecuador which would become the basis and beachhead of Chinese control and colonization. A similar pattern would emerge across Africa, where Chinese infrastructure projects are already omnipresent. In the thrall of an accelerated pandemic, America and Europe would be too weak to oppose these Chinese “rescue missions.” The president of the Philippines has already announced he is eager to be “rescued” by China. And it’s worth mentioning that Chinese firms already control the container ports on both ends of the Panama Canal, as well as a gigantic new container port in Freeport, in the Bahamas. In fact, such Communist Chinese beachheads already exist around the world.

Now factor into the equation that China has thirty million more men than women as a result of their former one-child policy. During times of economic hardship this surplus of unmarried adult men will present a grave danger to the CCP. The obvious solution is to send as many of them as possible abroad on foreign “rescue missions” or other military adventures that will quickly become invasion and colonization efforts. Their sheer numbers are impressive. If China sent just ten of its excess thirty million men abroad on colonization missions, they could attack 200 targets around the world with 50,000 troops each.

Roll-on/roll-off ships loaded with armored personnel carriers would provide them with all of the offensive punch required to assure victory in most cases. Advanced vehicle-borne and shoulder-launched anti-armor and anti-aircraft missiles would easily defend these invasion forces against almost any plausible Third World counterattacks. Very few nations have any meaningful way to defend against such a simple “locust swarm” invasion strategy. For example, New Zealand has completely scrapped its last remaining jet fighters as too expensive and unneeded.

Switzerland, America and New Zealand – the Kiwi is Low-Hanging Fruit  by Matt Bracken, March 15, 2015

Logistically supporting and sustaining these invasion forces from mainland China would not be critical to their success, because these men would have been intentionally sent on one-way colonization missions. The commanders of these troops would be told to find wives, land and treasure in their target countries. No matter if a particular force succeeded at invasion and colonization, or if they were defeated and destroyed, they would never again present a problem for the CCP to deal with back in China. They would be leaving China with no return ticket. Even if their troop ships were sunk at sea, their permanent disappearance from China would be counted as a net gain to the Chinese Communist Party’s survival.

But China is only strong today because the West allowed it grow economically many fold over the past forty years, due to our short-sighted stupidity and our lust for ever-cheaper consumer goods, and even for cheaper medical supplies. In the new environment of a global pandemic originating from China, that paradigm is over. Now China has no choice except to make both regional and global military advances while it is able. If it does not, it will soon be in a strategic position similar to Japan in 1941 after harsh Western economic embargoes were imposed, particularly those which cut off Japanese access to American petroleum and iron.

The CCP has 1.4 billion Chinese mouths to feed, and they can’t begin feed them from within their own boundaries. China today is a hot-house flower farm after the greenhouse glass has been smashed and hail is coming down instead of sunshine. When the rest of the world radically reduces their imports, China will soon be unable to feed itself. I believe that the CCP leadership realizes that they stand today poised on the creaking hinge of history, and that they must make bold strategic moves while they still hold temporary advantages which they may lose in the coming years.

If the CCP waits for America to recover economically and militarily, they will lose the Pandemic World War. As its export clients look elsewhere, China will rapidly shrink in power. In contrast, America is inherently a great continental power that can feed itself and provide its own energy. America can manufacture anything it needs, including advanced military technology. At least when seen from the Chinese perspective, America stands to make a rapid economic recovery once the pandemic has run its course.

I believe that Pandemic World War One will transition into a war of economic embargo against China. Understanding this, the CCP has no alternative other than to make bold strategic moves while they are able. A Western boycott against China will result in their economic collapse, famine, massive nationwide riots, and ultimately a grass-roots revolution against the discredited Chinese Communist Party.

But until then, China will be a cornered dragon: wounded, trapped, desperate, and capable of almost unimaginably evil acts, including the release of new and even deadlier viruses into the West, in order to win Pandemic World War One.

See also: Will China Win the Pandemic World War? by Matt Bracken, February 26, 2020

China is Preparing to Start a War with America, by William Gensert for American Thinker, April 2, 2020

Source: by Matt Bracken | American Partisan 

Congress Proposes 50% Tax On Guns And Ammunition In The United States

Congress is considering a bill to require citizens to apply for a federal license before being able to purchase a firearm.

And the government would have the authority to deny a license, even if the applicant has no criminal history or mental health issues.

That makes this essentially a nationwide “red flag law.” The government can deny or revoke a license if they arbitrarily deem you to be a problem.

The proposed law would also tax firearms at 30% and ammunition at 50%.

Meanwhile, March saw record firearm sales.

The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 3.7 million background checks required to buy firearms. That is the highest month on record since the system began in 1998.

Click here to read the bill.

Petty Tyrant King Cuomo Refuses Life Saving Help From Gun Manufacturer

Source: ZeroHedge

29 States Just Made It Illegal For Counties And Cities To Pass Seed Laws

With little notice, more than two dozen state legislatures have passed “seed-preemption laws” designed to block counties and cities from adopting their own rules on the use of seeds, including bans on GMOs, according to a list compiled by the American Seed Trade Association. Opponents say that there’s nothing more fundamental than a seed, and that now, in many parts of the country, decisions about what can be grown have been taken out of local control and put solely in the hands of the state. 

“This bill should be viewed for what it is — a gag order on public debate,” says Kristina Hubbard, director of advocacy and communications at the Organic Seed Alliance, a national advocacy group, and a resident of Montana, which along with Texas passed a seed-preemption bill this year. “This thinly disguised attack on local democracy can be easily traced to out-of-state, corporate interests that want to quash local autonomy.”

Seed-preemption laws are part of a spate of legislative initiatives by industrial agriculture, including ag-gag laws passed in several states that legally prohibit outsiders from photographing farms, and “right-to-farm” laws that make it easier to snuff out complaints about animal welfare. The seed laws, critics say, are a related thrust meant to protect the interests of agro-chemical companies.

Nearly every seed-preemption law in the country borrows language from a 2013 model bill drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The council is “a pay-to-play operation where corporations buy a seat and a vote on ‘task forces’ to advance their legislative wish lists,” essentially “voting as equals” with state legislators on bills, according to The Center for Media and Democracy. ALEC’s corporate members include the Koch brothers as well as some of the largest seed-chemical companies — Monsanto, Bayer, and DuPont — which want to make sure GMO bans, like those enacted in Jackson County, Oregon, and Boulder County, Colorado, don’t become a trend.

Seed-preemption laws have been adopted in 29 states, including Oregon — one of the world’s top five seed-producing regions — California, Iowa, and Colorado, according to the American Seed Trade Association. In some cases, the preemption is explicit, and in others implied and subject to interpretation. In Oregon, the bill was green lighted in 2014 after Monsanto and Syngenta spent nearly $500,000 fighting a GMO ban in Jackson County. Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences, and Syngenta also spent more than $6.9 million opposing anti-GMO rules in three Hawaiian counties, and thousands more in campaign donations. (These companies are also involved in mergers that, if approved, would create three seed-agrochemical giants.)

Montana and Texas were the latest states to join the seed-preemption club. Farming is the largest industry in Montana, and Texas is the third-largest agricultural state in terms of production, behind California and Iowa.

Language in the Texas version of the bill preempts not only local laws that affect seeds but also local laws that deal with “cultivating plants grown from seed.” In theory, that could extend to almost anything: what kinds of manure or fertilizer can be used, or whether a county can limit irrigation during a drought, says Judith McGeary, executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance. Along with other activists, her organization was able to force an amendment to the Texas bill guaranteeing the right to impose local water restrictions. Still, the law’s wording remains uncomfortably open to interpretation, she says.   

In both Montana and Texas, the laws passed with support from the state chapter of the Farm Bureau Federation — the nation’s largest farm-lobbying group — and other major ag groups, including the Montana Stock Growers Association and the Texas Seed Trade Alliance. In Texas, DuPont and Dow Chemical also joined the fight, publicly registering their support for the bill. 

Echoing President Trump’s anti-regulatory rhetoric, preemption proponents argue that, fundamentally, seed-preemption laws are about cutting the red tape from around farmers’ throats. Supporters also contend that counties and cities don’t have the expertise or the resources to make sound scientific decisions about the safety or quality of seeds.

“We don’t believe the locals have the science that the state of Texas has,” said Jim Reaves, legislative director of the Texas Farm Bureau. “So we think it’s better held in the state’s hands. It will basically tell cities that if you have a problem with a certain seed, the state can ban it, but you can’t.”

Other preemption proponents claim that local seed rules would simply get too complicated, forcing growers to navigate conflicting laws in different counties. “Many of us farm fields in more than one county,” said Don Steinbeisser Jr., a Sidney, Montana, farmer who testified in support of his state’s bill at a legislative hearing this spring.“Having different rules in each county would make management a nightmare and add costs to the crops that we simply do not need and cannot afford.”

But critics of preemption laws, including farmers (organic and conventional) and some independent seed companies, are afraid of losing their legislative rights. They claim something far more serious than a single farmer’s crop is at stake.   

“There is no looming threat that warrants forfeiting the independence of local agricultural communities in the form of sweeping language that eliminates all local authority governing one of our most valuable national resources,” says Hubbard of the Organic Seed Alliance. 

Organic farmers can lose their crop if it becomes contaminated with genetically modified material. Even conventional farmers who rely on exports to Asia, where GMOs are banned by some countries, face risks from contamination. There are currently no plans to push for a GMO ban anywhere in Texas or Montana, and neither state requires companies to disclose the use of GMOs. (In Montana, at least, Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, added an amendment to the preemption bill when he signed it, preserving the right of local governments to require that farmers notify their neighbors if they’re planting GMO seeds.) Yet critics of the preemption laws fear that they tie the hands of local governments, which will make it harder for communities to respond to problems in the future. 

Still, the fight isn’t just about GMOs, says Judith McGeary, noting that seeds coated with neonicotinoids — a class of pesticides linked to colony collapse disorder in bees — are also at issue. Under the Texas bill, a local government can’t ban neonic seeds in order to protect pollinator insects, and in the current political climate, it’s hard to imagine that such a ban would happen on the state level.

“We have an extremely large state with an incredible diversity of agricultural practices and ecological conditions, and you’ve now hobbled any ability to address a problem that’s found in one local area,” says McGeary. “Until it’s a big enough issue for a state of 23 million to pay attention to through the state legislature, nothing is going to happen,” she says.

Source: by Kristina Johnson | Fern’s AG Insider

Hydroxychloroquine Cures CCP Virus

Investigative reporter Greg Hunger keeps yelling at the TV to give CCP sick people Hydroxychloroquine, every time he sees medical experts concentrating and pleading for masks, hospital beds and ventilators to combat the coronavirus.

Why not give Hydroxychloroquine? It has been proven in small tests around the world that it works with little to no side effects. In countries like China and Turkey, it is given at the first sign of trouble, and their results are clear— it works and actually removes the China virus.

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Depression Strikes America, Looting Begins, Panic Searching “Buy Ammo” Hits Record

With a labor market in freefall, ten million Americans have lost their jobs in two weeks. CNN reported Thursday afternoon that stimulus checks for households could take up to 20 weeks, which is creating a perfect storm of possible social unrest. 

The Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies recently warned that a “social bomb could explode at any moment” over Western cities. That is because the evolution of the pandemic, which has crashed the American economy into a depression, could result in social unraveling in major metros, specifically in low-income areas. 

ZeroHedge noted in the last several weeks that Americans are panic hoarding guns as the fear of social unrest could be imminent. President Trump signed an executive order last Friday that allows for up to one million National Guard and reservists to be called up to fight the virus or be used to maintain social order. 

With lock downs across the country, the National Guard has been deployed across many states. Here are some sights from Baltimore:

Signs of social unrest are already starting to develop this week. Law enforcement agencies in South Carolina and California have charged people with looting businesses during the shutdowns, reported The Sun

Police in Santa Cruz, California, arrested five people who were robbing businesses in the city, despite a “shelter-in-place” public health order enforced by the state government.

In South Carolina, police arrested two men as they attempted to raid a storage warehouse unit. 

Many Americans recognize the writing on the wall of what could happen next, that is, the possibility of social unrest – and it makes sense why gun stores saw record sales across the country last month with weapons and ammo in short supply. Now Google searches for buying ammunition online are surging to a record high as America faces a new reality that a pandemic could trigger a social unraveling of the nation:  

Search trend “buy ammo” hits the highest level ever across every US state:

Search trend “buy ammo online,” again another record level:

And with states closing gun stores and many places running out of weapons and bullets, people are now starting to print 3D guns at home.

Meanwhile…

Source: ZeroHedge

“It Feels So Awesome To Buy All The Masks! I Didn’t Leave A Single Mask For The Americans!”

A Chinese Communist woman proudly filmed herself buying huge amount of face masks from multiple US supermarkets and loaded the masks onto her pickup truck.

“It feels so awesome to buy all the masks! I didn’t leave a single mask for the Americans!”

Pentagon Orders Essential Staff To Deep Underground Mountain Bunker As Pandemic and Invastion By Foreign Military Preps Escalate

(ZeroHedge) North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) & the US’ Northern Command (NORTHCOM) held a Facebook Live town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 24, informing the public how their essential teams in charge of homeland security are isolating at the Cheyenne Mountain bunker in Colorado amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Air Force General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, who commands NORAD and NORTHCOM, told reporters on Facebook Live last Tuesday that essential staff is being moved from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado to the underground bunker complex that is 24 miles away in Cheyenne Mountain. The facility is more than 2,000 feet underground and can survive a 30 megaton nuclear explosion.

“To ensure that we can defend the homeland despite this pandemic, our command and control watch teams here in the headquarters split into multiple shifts and portions of our watch team began working from Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, creating a third team at an alternate location as well,” O’Shaughnessy said. 

“Our dedicated professionals of the NORAD and NORTHCOM command and control watch have left their homes, said goodbye to their families and are isolated from everyone to ensure that they can stand the watch each and every day to defend our homeland.

“It’s certainly not optimal, but it’s absolutely necessary and appropriate given the situation.”

NORAD and NORTHCOM have already used up about 30% of the underground facility, according to The Drive. O’Shaughnessy said with the increased personnel, his “primary concern was … are we going to have the space inside the mountain for everybody who wants to move in there, and I’m not at liberty to discuss who’s moving in there.”

If the staff at Cheyenne are infected, there is a third team of higher-ranking military officials operating at another facility that can remotely assume command. 

With the virus crisis deepening in the US, confirmed cases have now surged over 124,000, with 2,191 deaths (as of Sunday morning). President Trump signed an executive order Friday, allowing the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security to activate National Guard and reservists to battle the COVID-19 outbreak across the US. 

We noted last week that the US is in the “acceleration phase” of the outbreak, which means the health crisis could get much worse in the coming weeks. 

How much worse?

Well, the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has just warned that social unrest in major Western cities could develop in the coming weeks. 

The evolution of the virus crisis could be social destabilization, hence why the military is preparing. 

Evidence America is experiencing the largest Influenza outbreak in 100 years…

More information that accelerated take down of America may be underway:

John Moore Joins Doug Hagmann – Are We Being Set-Up for an Invasion? 3/30/2020

Paul McGuire – We are in a Multi-Dimensional Battle – Hour 1 from 3/31/2020

Stan Deyo – Softening the United States – Hour 2 from 3/31/2020

Large Crowds Gather in New York to Watch Arrival of US Navy Hospital Ship

New York is currently the US epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. So when the USNS Comfort arrived at Pier 90, a cruise terminal on Manhattan’s west side, many saw it as a symbol of hope and wanted to be on hand to witness and celebrate the ship’s arrival.

Unfortunately, crowds gathering to witness the historic moment completely ignored the social distancing rules that have been put in place to help relieve the strained healthcare system.

The USNS Comfort, which houses 1,000 hospital beds, 12 operating rooms, 80 intensive care units, a pharmacy, and a medical laboratory, will assist in handling non COVID-19 patients; while hospitals better equipped to manage coronavirus can shift their resources to the growing pandemic.

Source: Twisted Sifter

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Diagnosed With Coronavirus

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the network said in a memo to employees on Tuesday.

“In these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus,” Cuomo wrote in a message on Twitter.

CNN reports that Cuomo was most recently at CNN’s offices in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of New York City last Friday. He anchored from his home on Monday, and interviewed his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fevers, chills and shortness of breath,” he wrote.

“I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness!”

Cuomo said Tuesday that he is “quarantined in my basement” and will “do my shows from here.”

“We will all beat this by being smart and tough and united!” he wrote on Twitter.

This is the third case of coronavirus involving CNN’s workspace in New York City. Employees were notified of another case in mid-March.

Whose a conspiracy theorist living in the basement now?

Source: ZeroHedge

CBS News Busted Using Overwhelmed Italian Hospital Video During Report About New York City

It appears as thought the onset of a global pandemic and the ensuing carnage that it has wrought around the United States isn’t sensational enough for one news media outlet, which was caught this week faking footage of a New York City emergency room dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

Internet sleuths started to piece together a video clip from CBS on a report about the outbreak in New York, which was then picked up by the Gateway PunditThe report about New York City used a video clip of an Italian hospital, seemingly overwhelmed with capacity.

The first photo is from Sky News’ coverage of the coronavirus crisis in Italy, from March 22. It shows an overwhelmed hospital staff in an emergency room in Northern Italy:

“This is the main hospital in Bergamo, in Lombardy province. It’s one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe,” Sky News reported at the time.

And this is the footage that CBS chose to air on March 25, while talking about New York City being the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.:

Twitter user @Alx posted a side by side comparison of the two videos, stating “During a Pandemic it is essential that the Media gives us real and accurate information. It’s completely irresponsible for @CBSNews to use footage from an Italian Hospital when talking about the outbreak in New York City”:

CBS released a statement on Monday, admitting to the “mistake” and saying that they had taken “…immediate steps to remove it from all platforms and shows.”

Source: ZeroHedge

The CDC Has Revealed Itself As A Threat To Public Health If Not Criminal Malfeasance

There is nothing happening other than COVID-19 . Nothing. I’ve looked. It’s COVID-19 all the way down. And whatever happens one day, the next day is even more incredible. So far, the hair-on-fire alarmists have a comfortable lead over the nay-saying cool hand Lukes, probably warranted, although reliable numbers are largely missing or misrepresented.

On the up side, the virus has replaced global warming as the “root cause” of all our earthly troubles. On the down side, it’s getting a bit tedious being protected in ways last seen in occupied Minsk. It’s a real pandemic however, those in charge of nomenclature have declared it so.

As of Saturday, there is one death from Kung Flu every seventeen minutes in New York City. Of the 17,412 tests run by New York State on Friday, 44% of them (7,681) were positive. 15,000 new cases per day in America. The total for the U.S. was 101,707 Friday, doubling in three days. The U.S. death count crossed 2,100, more than double the level from two days ago.

Optimists make a case for a peak in May, pessimists for August. Given the determined incompetence of the government agencies involved, the latter appears more realistic.

John Stossel explains how the CDC has been an impediment to handling the COVID-19 epidemic, in his essay, The Red Tape Pandemic, at Patriot Post. An excerpt:

 Coronavirus deaths leveled off in South Korea.

That’s because people in Korea could easily find out if they had the disease. There are hundreds of testing locations — even pop-up drive-thru testing centers.

Because Koreans got tested, Korean doctors knew who needed to be isolated and who didn’t. As a result, Korea limited the disease without mass quarantines and shortages.

… the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made its own tests and insisted that people only use those CDC tests. But the CDC test often gave inaccurate results. Some early versions of the test couldn’t distinguish between coronavirus and water.

Taiwan, Singapore and Vietnam were also prepared and responded with massive testing.

James Copland also cites the CDC for preventing a timely and effective response to the epidemic in his essay, The Real-Life Costs of Bad Regulation, at City Journal. An excerpt:

 By aggressive testing, South Korea was able to trace viral spread and contain it. Without it, the U.S. was left with little choice but the draconian measures that have shut down much of American life.

… the CDC’s in-house testing design was flawed, thus compromising early testing results. Mistakes happen, but the impact of the test-design flaw was much greater than it should have been—owing to the U.S. bureaucracy’s tightly controlled process. Even had the CDC test worked perfectly, not nearly enough tests would have been available for wide-scale testing on the South Korean model.

… it’s hard not to believe that the U.S. agencies’ decision to micromanage all national testing for Covid-19 was fatally flawed.

The CDC has revealed itself as a threat to public health if not criminal malfeasance. They had one job. They didn’t perform. They kept others from performing. There is no excuse. As a thought experiment, imagine the doors of CDC headquarters had been welded shut and the utilities disconnected long ago. Would we be worse off ?

The emergency exposed missing stockpiles of N95 masks. Turns out they were drawn down a decade ago and not replaced. Apparently the funds were diverted to fight “the epidemic of racism and obesity”, another way diversity makes us stronger, doubtless.

 “After the 2009 H1N1 epidemic, the Obama administration, despite warnings, never bothered to replenish stockpiles of N95”.

That these outrages are inevitable doesn’t make them excusable. The consequences have been substantial. This is from the New York Post. It’s not about some tottering clinic on the upper Amazon, it’s about Mount Sinai West in Manhattan:

 Worker at NYC hospital where nurses wear trash bags as protection dies from coronavirus … were using the same PPE between infected and non-infected patients. “We had to reuse our masks, gowns and the [face] shield,” one nurse said. “We were told, ‘You get one for the entire time until this is over.’”

The outbreak overwhelmed New York City in just a few days. ProPublica reports rank incompetence from the beginning.

 Internal Emails Show How Chaos at the CDC Slowed the Early Response to Coronavirus … the CDC underestimated the threat from the virus and stumbled in communicating to local public health officials what should be done

Source: Woodpile Report

Dr. says “Always Finish What You Start”

Heard a Dr. on TV this morning saying in this time of Coronavirus staying at home we should focus on inner peace. To achieve this we should always finish things we start and we all could use more calm in our lives.

I looked through my house to find things i’d started and hadn’t finished, so I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of Valiumun srciptuns, an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no idr how feckin fablus I feel rite now. Sned this to all who need inner piss. An telum u luvum. And two hash yer wands, stafe day avrybobby!!!  🍷🥃🍸🍹🍻”

Chinese Forehead Thermometer Maker ‘Jokes’ About Making Faulty Product for U.S. in Order to Spread The Chinese Flu

The owner of a Chinese factory in an online group chat suggested intentionally calibrating forehead thermometers shipped to the United States a few degrees cooler than what the actual temperature is.

 

That way Americans who are sick will not register as having a fever and will then spread the coronavirus.

Zhang Xuandong, owner of Haofeng Electronic Technology Co. in Dongguan, #Guangdong Province in #China, says in a chat group of forehead thermometer producers which has 178 members, “Produce some fake products and sell them to the US. They (thermometers) should read 36.5 ºC when the actual temperature is 39 ºC. In this way, more and more American people will be infected. Let’s see if forehead thermometer producers which has 178 members, “Produce some fake products and sell them to the US. They (thermometers) should read 36.5 ºC when the actual temperature is 39 ºC. In this way, more and more American people will be infected. Let’s see if they still have people left to go to other countries to harm others!”

 

Thank’s For All The Good Times Curley

Curley Neil, Globetrotters’ shiny dribbler, dies at 77

Fred “Curley” Neal, whose dribbling wizardry made him one of the most famous members of the beloved Harlem Globetrotters traveling the basketball team, died Thursday at his home near Houston. He was 77.

The team announced the death but did not provide any other details.

Joining the eponymous “Curly” Globetrotters in a witty nod in his shaved head, Neil played more than 6,000 exhibition games for the Globetrotters from 1963 to 1985, most of them against the Washington Generals, their helpless faces.

One of the most awaited elements of the Globetrotters’ routines, Neil dragged across the court, often slipping to his knees, never losing control of the ball, no matter how little he himself. He would then bounce the ball through the legs of a spreading defender near the free-throw line and dribble into an uncontested layup to end the move.

In 1988, Nancy Lieberman, who played for the Generals against the Globetrotters, said, “Oh, my gosh, they revolutionized ball handling.” “Whatever you are seeing Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry doing now, it all started with Trotters. Trotters made Dribbling a show. “

Neil’s ingenuity established him as one of the team’s biggest stars, as well as being liked Medovalark Lemon And Hubert “Geese” Ausby, and helped the Globetrotters’ travel show become a regular feature in ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” era when the National Basketball Association did not have a strong national television presence as it now does.

At the height of the Globetrotters’ popularity in the 1970s, with Neil’s supreme ball-handling skills and long-range shooting as the main attraction, he inspired several animated TV series in 1972, including “Scooby-Doo Meets the Harlem Globetrackers” did.

He also played some of his basketball tricks on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, always with strains of his trademark song “Sweet Georgia Brown”. And he portrayed himself in television shows like “The White Shadow” and “Love Boat”, and in a made-for-television “Gilligan’s Islands” movie.

“His basketball skills were unmatched for the most, and his warm heart and huge smile brought joy to families around the world,” Globetrotters general manager Jeff Munn said in a statement on Thursday. “He always made time for his many fans and inspired millions.”

Frederick Neil was born on May 19, 1942 in Greensboro, NC. , And Johnson C. in Charlotte. Smith played in the collegium at the university, where he averaged 23 points per game as a senior to earn All-Central Collegiate Athletic Association honors. Future nba Stars like Lou Hudson and Al Attles were contemporaries from high school and college, but Neil was not drafted by an NBB. Struggled for jobs in teams and professionals.

“What I really wanted to do,” he told The New York Times in 1983.

But an offer soon joined the Globetrotters, and Neil eventually succeeded Marquez Hayne Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992 as a ball-handling sensation of the Globbrotters.

Neil and Haynes taught me how to dribble, Isma Thomas, the former All-Star guard who gave the Detroit Pistons back-to-back N.B.A. Championships in 1989 and 1990, said on Twitter on Thursday.

“I was blessed that he was close with Curly and Markes Haynes,” Lieberman said. “Learned from curly people and took it to a completely different level.”

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The Globetrotters retired Neil’s No. 22 in 2008 in a ceremony at Madison Square Garden – the only four other players in team history to be honored: Wilt Chamberlain (13), Reece “Goose” Tatum (50), Haynes (20 ) And lemon (36). After playing for a long time, he continued to work as a Globetrotters Ambassador.

However, Neil recalled a very humble beginning to his Globetrotters career in his interview with The Times in 1983, saying: “I received a questionnaire letter as a free agent. I would have to pay my way to camp. The Globetrotters Sent me a plane ticket and gave me room and board. “

Another challenge, he said, was learning how to throw buckets of the famous blanket as part of a traveling basketball troupe to entertain fans – or water – at sitting fans.

Neil said, & # 39; & # 39; I knew nothing about being funny.

Information about his survival was not immediately available.

In an interview with bullz-eye.com In 2008, Neil revealed that he actually started shaving his head at the age of 12 – before he could find his nickname.

“The kids in the neighborhood, we decided to do something naughty,” Neil said. “My mother didn’t like it at first. She said,” What happened to you? “And I said,” I went to sleep in the barber’s chair. “

Neil stuck with that look throughout his high school and college career. He said that it was Globetrotters coach Bobby Milton when Neil arrived, who decided, “We’re going to call you curly.”

Source: by Ashok Singh | Test DCP

Stuck At Home In Quarantine And Don’t Know What To Do?

You can turn your home into a beach, go for a swim in the tub… or even read a bed time story to your AR-15

Well, it’s official. Kathy Griffin is the “Jussie Smollett” of Coronavirus

Report: Kathy Griffin Caught Red-Handed Trying to Pretend She Had Coronavirus

The extremely anti-Trump actress Kathy Griffin wasted zero time in blaming Trump for her supposedly contracting COVID-19, using it as another opportunity to attack the president for his “bad handling” of the virus.

But the really ironic part is that Griffin never had coronavirus, she had an abdominal infection.

What a doofus.

UPDATE: 7:18 p.m. ― Kathy Griffin told The Los Angeles Times on Thursday afternoon that she was now at home with a stomach infection after being hospitalized over concerns that she had COVID-19 symptoms.

Griffin said she recently returned from a Mexican vacation and experienced intense abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and a cough. She said she was eventually directed to the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and placed in its coronavirus isolation ward.

An x-ray revealed her lungs were clear and a scan revealed she had an abdominal infection, Griffin said. A doctor still wanted to administer a test for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, because some of her symptoms fit the illness, according to the comedian. But, she said, the doctor said she couldn’t because of guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

What a loon.

How can you claim that you have a highly publicized virus without being properly tested?

By Sophie O’Hara | WD

AMAZON DELIVERY GUY DELIBERATELY SPITS ON PACKAGE … Caught On Ring Cam

REPORT: China Sold Spain 340,000 C19 Test Kits That Don’t Work

This is another reason Canada made such a big mistake sending our supplies to China. There’s no guarantee we will get anything back of even remotely the same quality or effectiveness.

(Spencer Fernando, Canadian blogger) With the Trudeau government under fire for their horrendous decision to give 16 tonnes of our personal protective equipment to Communist China, another country facing a huge CCP Coronavirus outbreak is suffering.

According to a recent report, Spain has made the terrifying realization that 340,000 Coronavirus test kits they bought from China don’t actually work.

“The rapid tests, manufactured by the Chinese company Bioeasy, based in Shenzhen, have a sensitivity of 30%, when it should be higher than 80%,” the sources told El Pais.

One of the microbiologists who studied the kits said, “With that value it does not make sense to use these tests.”

The daily said Spain’s Health Ministry confirmed the the tests’ low efficiency late Wednesday. The ministry recalled the tests from use and told the manufacturer to replace them.”

So, China attacked their own people, punishing doctors and journalists who warned about the virus early, lied to the world, wasting months in which it spread around the world, and are now shipping garbage supplies – for profit – that don’t even help fix the problem the CCP caused in the first place.

This is another reason why the Trudeau decision to give China tons of Canada’s personal protective equipment is such a disgrace. Even if – and it’s a big if – China gives anything back, we can’t have any confidence in the quality.

New Drug Combo Wiped Out Coronavirus In Patients

  • A combination of two existing drugs is proving to be effective at eliminating the novel coronavirus in patients confirmed to have the infection. 
  • Treatment with both hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, and the antibiotic azithromycin dramatically shortened the recovery time for people with COVID-19. 
  • More trials on a larger scale will be needed before we know just how effective this drug combo is. 

(BGR) A specific combination of existing drugs has shown it is capable of wiping out the novel coronavirus in a small-scale study conducted in France. Doctors gave confirmed COVID-19 patients a drug cocktail that included the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin. The results of the trial were published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.

Remarkably, the anti-malaria medication proved to significantly reduce the duration of the infection in the patients who received it, but the combination of both drugs produced truly astounding results. In fact, by the fifth day of treatment, all of the patients who received the drug combo tested negative for the active virus.

The test is indeed promising, but it was so small in scale that it’s difficult to know how much stock to put in it. A much larger test would give us a more accurate idea of how effective these treatment options are, but it’s hard not to feel optimistic about it based on these results.

This is hardly the only drug trial to examine the effectiveness of existing medications on COVID-19 patients, and there have been several experimental treatments that show promise. A flu drug from Japan may be effective in treating patients, based on a report from China earlier this week, while other institutions are experimenting with the blood pressure drug losartan to see if it can prevent the virus from infecting patients in the first place.

What allowed the COVID-19 pandemic to cause such a disruption in our lives is that we know so little about it. No, it’s not the most deadly virus in the world, not by a long shot, but it’s extremely contagious and spreads rapidly through a population. Finding drugs that work to combat that spread is vital, and it’s only natural that we try existing options first while other drugs built specifically for this illness are in development.

Source: by Mike Wehner | BGR

The Storm

The Georgia Medical College study determines the mechanics of how baking soda manages all of the wonderful things it does despite its efficacy not being heralded by the “orthodox” medical industry.

Their research discovered the spleen’s role in mitigating inflammation beyond raising acidic pH levels to higher alkaline levels, which is a recognized attribute of baking soda even in mainstream medicine.

The spleen creates macrophages, large white blood cells that clear cellular and microbial debris, and lymphocytes or killer cells that go after bacterial and viral infections. This is an aspect of the immune system, which if unnecessarily overstimulated, creates chronic inflammation

The Georgia Medical College researchers observed that when rats or healthy people drink a solution of small amounts of sodium bicarbonate it ironically becomes a trigger for the stomach to make more acid to digest the next meal.

Regarding the inflammation/autoimmune disease link, after drinking water with baking soda for two weeks, the population of macrophages shifted from those that promote inflammation, (M1), to those that reduce it (M2).

The researchers became aware that the little-studied mesothelial cells sitting on the spleen receive cholinergic messages telling the fist-sized organ that there’s no need to mount a protective immune response.

This eliminates an unnecessary inflammatory response, which may become an endless immune response feedback loop leading to a cytokine storm, which can be fatal, or chronic inflammation, the precursor to almost all autoimmune diseases.

Poll: 100% Of Americans Expect To Get COVID-19

A new survey has discovered that every single American is convinced they will get the coronavirus, highlighting just how entrenched the message about the crisis has become in the US.

The poll by Survey USA finds that 100 percent of respondents said yes to the question “Based on what you know at this hour, what would you say that the chances are that you, yourself, will get sick from the Coronavirus?”

The survey was conducted last week, just as the peak of the panic was hitting. It also found that 21 percent of Americans say their daily life has “been turned upside down” by the virus, which originated in China.

A further 42 percent say it has “changed noticeably”, while 31 percent say it has “been impacted only slightly”.

Six percent say life has “not been impacted at all,” although that has probably changed by now.

Interestingly, only five percent of respondents said that they personally know someone who has been officially diagnosed with the virus, while an overwhelming 92 percent say they don’t.

When asked how concerned they are about the virus, and whether they will be able to get adequate medical care if they catch it, sixty-six percent of respondents over the age of 50 said that they are “extremely concerned” or “concerned”.

Seventy-one percent responded that think the worst is “still ahead,” while just 8 percent believe it is “behind us.”

Asked when they think thinks will return to “normal”, 17 percent pointed to June 2020, while ten percent said they expect the entire year to be lost to coronavirus, and are looking to 2021 for normal life to return.

This is in stark contrast to President Trump’s comments yesterday when he said he’d like to see things get back on track by Easter.

Source: ZeroHedge

The Last Gasp, by Robert Gore

Mechanical ventilation

No one is more dangerous than the suicidal.

When you can’t love, you hate. When you can’t build, you destroy. When you’re ignored, you scream. When you can’t tell the truth, you lie. When you can’t reason, you panic. When no one will follow you out of admiration or respect, you compel. When you can’t live, you kill.

This is it, the last gasp of the psychopaths who express their contempt and hatred for humanity by trying to rule it. Compulsion, not voluntary and natural cooperation. Power, pull, and politics, not incentives, competition, honest production, and value-for-value trade. From each according to his virtue to each according to his depravity.

It can’t work. It won’t work. They know it. Do you?

As the totalitarian horror unfolds before our eyes, only the willfully blind will ignore it. Only those who refuse to think will fail to grasp its implications. Only the irretrievably corrupt will embrace it.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise. We were warned.

Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where humans beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?

George Orwell, 1984, 1949

The worship of power has reached its apex even as its temples have come crashing down. During the twentieth century, the most bloodthirsty governments in history inflicted unprecedented carnage, destruction, and death. Some of them now have the capability to destroy life on earth. It was clear to those who looked and thought about what they saw that the only outcome of destruction and death would be destruction and death, including the destruction and death of those who inflicted it. The temples started crashing in 1945 with the fall of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Tojo’s Japan and they’ve been crashing ever since. In 1991 it was the Soviet Union and its puppet regimes in Eastern Europe.

Now destruction and death loom before what’s called the Western democracies, built on the myth that societies can serve two masters: violence and freedom. The forces of the former will always see seek to destroy the latter. That is what has happened and is now accelerating towards either total annihilation or a rejection of hate and violence and a rebirth of freedom and the human spirit.

There is a residual innocence, a remnant of human decency, that asks: why would they want to destroy us, don’t they know they’ll be destroying themselves? If we owe to George Orwell our recognition that they want power solely for power’s sake, we owe to Ayn Rand the answer to that question and the recognition of a much more subtle point, one from which most people instinctively recoil.

He was suddenly seeing the motive that had directed all the actions of his life. It was not his incommunicable soul or his love for others or his social duty or any of the fraudulent sounds by which he had maintained his self-esteem: it was the lust to destroy whatever was living, for the sake of whatever was not. It was the urge to defy reality by the destruction of every living value, for the sake of proving to himself that he could exist in defiance of reality and would never have to be bound by any solid, immutable facts. A moment ago, he had been able to feel that he hated Galt above all men, that the hatred was proof of Galt’s evil, which he need define no further, that he wanted Galt to be destroyed for the sake of his own survival. Now he knew that he had wanted Galt’s destruction at the price of his own destruction to follow, he knew that he had never wanted to survive, he knew that it was Galt’s greatness he had wanted to torture and destroy—he was seeing it as greatness by his own admission, greatness by the only standard that existed, whether anyone chose to admit it or not: the greatness of a man who was master of reality in a manner no other had equaled. In the moment when he, James Taggart, had found himself facing the ultimatum: to accept reality or die, it was death his emotions had chosen, death rather than surrender to that realm of which Galt was so radiant a son. In the person of Galt—he knew—he had sought the destruction of all existence.

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957

They want to rule you because they want to kill you because they want to kill existence and themselves. Hard as it may be to comprehend, don’t we know them by their works: by the slavery, carnage, and wars they’ve imposed, the freedoms they’ve robbed, the joy they’ve extinguished? Look at the world with eyes wide open. What do you see?

You see governments rushing to impose dictatorial restrictions on their citizens in the name of stopping a virus that as of March 23 had killed 17,156 people (Johns Hopkins University coronavirus website). In Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address, he proposed four freedoms that people “everywhere in the world” ought to enjoy: freedom of speech and worship, and freedom from want and fear. In a perfect world those first two freedoms would be enjoyed everywhere and by everyone. The second two describe a fantasy world in which some are to be slaves keeping the rest free from want and fear. Want and fear are “solid, immutable facts,” and the battles against them have propelled much of humanity’s progress. They cannot be banished by political wish or decree, Roosevelt’s “defiance of reality” notwithstanding.

With the possible exceptions of the governments of South Korea, Taiwan, Russia, and Singapore, there is not a developed-country government that has not been subject to justified criticism of its handling of the coronavirus. As is always the case, if at first you don’t succeed, ask for a bigger budget. Having already failed in so many ways, governments are demanding yet more power to fail in more and bigger ways, and to deprive their citizens of the few rights they have left. They will lock us in our homes, restrict our travel, destroy our livelihoods, induce panic that empties shelves, and make two-bit politicians and bureaucrats potentates whose decrees cannot be challenged and who can throw us in jail for any infringements. This is for our own good? If you answered yes, reread the Orwell and Rand passages.

According to Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus website, as of March 22, there were 63,927 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Italy, the worst hit county, with a population of approximately 60.5 million. The confirmed cases amount to a little over one-tenth of one percent (.1%) of the population and daily new cases may have peaked. The deaths as of March 22 are 6,077, or a little over one one-hundredth of one percent (.01%). Multiply those numbers by five: confirmed cases—319,635; deaths—30,385; and the cases are still a little over half of one percent (.5%), the deaths a little over five one-hundredths of 1 percent (.05%). If you apply Italy’s actual rates to the US population of 328.2 million and multiply by five, you would have 1.733 million confirmed cases and 164,833 deaths.

Now 164,833 deaths is a lot, but put that number in perspective. Keep in mind that cases and death rates for Italy were multiplied five times and Italy has been the hardest hit nation. The total cases per million people in Italy is over eight times that in the US, although that US rate relative to Italy’s will go up as more cases are confirmed and Italy’s cases peak. In the US, over 600,000 will die of heart disease and cancer will kill more than 350,000 this year (statistics from the CDC and National Cancer Institute). Those aren’t one-shot numbers, either, they happen every year. Yet, nobody’s talking about forcing anyone to do anything about those diseases, although many of the deaths reflect lifestyle choices that could be forcibly changed through compulsory exercise and dietary restrictions. People still have the freedom to die of heart disease and cancer.

Let’s put the numbers in terms of the elite’s favorite spectator sport: war. If someone had stood up after the first reading of the Declaration of Independence and said, “We can’t go to war against King George, it may cost us five one-hundredths of 1 percent of our population,” he would have been hung for treason. That, of course, was when a substantial portion of the population thought that the fight for freedom was worth waging. If someone had said at the onset of the Civil War, “We can’t preserve the union, end slavery, and subjugate the South, it will cost us five one-hundredths of 1 percent of the population,” Lincoln would have thrown him in jail. (The Civil War, America’s deadliest, killed at least 1.9 percent of the population, and Saint Abe threw lots of people in jail). A similar sentiment expressed as the US entered the Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, or any of the US’s other wars would have got the speaker at best ostracized, at worst imprisoned. The powers that be have always been willing to sacrifice other people’s lives and freedoms for their favorite cause and always will be. Damn the percentages, full speed ahead!

So now we’re supposed to believe that the powers are regretfully eliminating what’s left of our freedoms and destroying our economy to protect us from this scourge that might kill five one-hundredths of 1 percent of our population? The notion is idiotic on its face, and could only work on a docile, emasculated, and brain-dead populace who yearns for the sterile safety of a rubber room, straight jacket, and ball gag, removed three times a day when the nice nurse spoons them their gruel. They’ll be free of want and fear…and everything else.

The powers want absolute power, period. Their panic and police states are designed to instill and further the want and fear they say they deplore. Their stocks in trade are want and fear; they’d never eliminate them even if they could. All of the dictatorial restrictions are based on projections, not actual reality observed anywhere on the planet. They tried the projection trick with global warming, but they relented a bit when people started ignoring, or worse, mocking Greta Thunberg’s hysterical rants. First-year law students are told when they don’t have the facts, pound on the law, when they don’t have the law, pound on the facts, and when they don’t have either the facts or the law, pound on the table. Neither coronavirus or global warming have the facts or the law (yet, but they are getting there)—pound on the projections.

Want and fear kill people. Killing people has always been the power’s desire and is no longer secret. Like James Taggart, they particularly want to kill those masters of reality, the John Galts who actually reduce want and fear: the builders, the innovators, the doers, the bold, the farsighted, the scientists, the technologists, the entrepreneurs, the savers, the investors, and all of the other creators who have advanced the human race notwithstanding the powers, who have contributed nothing but the hindrances and obstacles.

Their “cure” for the coronavirus will be far deadlier than the disease. The quarantines and lockdowns will bring the world to a standstill—that’s the point. It was the point of the government’s Directive Number 10-289 in Atlas Shrugged, derisively named “The moratorium on brains” by the novel’s heroes. They want you to die, and yes that will lead to their own deaths and yes they know it, although like Taggart they can’t admit it to themselves. But now you know it, too, they’re all but telling you. That they can no longer hide it is a sign of their weakness, not strength.

Give into fear, panic, and cowardice and they will achieve their objective. You will deserve what you get. This is the last gasp of a malignancy—the philosophy of fear, fraud, and force—among humanity that’s metastasized for millennia. It is dying. Do nothing to prolong its life and do everything you can to resist its acolytes. Fight with everything you’ve got to prevent them from destroying the human race.

Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Liberty is that precious.

Give me liberty and I’ll lick the doorknobs of the coronavirus ward and kiss everyone in it.

Source: by Robert Gore | Straight Line Logic

Mike Tyson – The Most Brutal Boxer in the World!

In the spring of 1985, a real killer from Brooklyn burst onto the scene, one of the most gifted heavyweights in history, according to many boxing fans. He very quickly made his way through the entire division of heavyweights and knocked out everyone, one by one. The fighter possessed an excellent attack style, elusive speed and ruthless killer instinct, which has no equal to this day. Iron Mike Tyson. Today we will show you the most brutal and aggressive knockouts of the legendary Iron Mike.

Hospital Ship USNS Mercy Departs On COVID-19 Mission

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) navigates the San Diego channel on March 23, 2020. Mercy was deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore base hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense’s missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DOD is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people.

Best Way To Clean And Cook Squirrel

With the whole economy shutting down, some of us might need to broaden the menu.

(Backwoods Gourmet Channel) Join us for an OLD SOUTHERN RECIPE for Squirrel Smother Fried with Gravy and Buscuits. I will bake the biscuits in the Dutch Oven and make the Squirrel Gravy in some cast iron. This is the BEST WAY TO COOK ‘CHICKEN OF THE TREE’ I have have ever tasted.

Philadelphia Releases ‘Non-Violent’ Criminals From Jail Because of Coronavirus Crisis

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Police Department is implementing a new policy where accused criminals deemed “non-violent” will be quickly released after their arrests in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Police officials confirmed to CBS Philadelphia that accused criminals charged with non-violent crimes will be processed and released so as not to fill up city jails. Police officials said those accused criminals considered to be violent will not be released.

Police officials said in a statement:

It should be noted that if a police officer believes that releasing an individual would pose a threat to public safety, the officer will notify a supervisor, who will review the totality of the circumstances, and in the interest of public safety, utilize discretion in determining the appropriate course of action.

Non-violent criminals will be re-arrested later in the year.

Police officials confirmed the authenticity of an internal memo that states that those arrested for crimes like burglary, auto theft, vandalism, prostitution, and theft will not be held in jail. Instead, they will be released back into the general public after their arrest.

The new arresting procedure comes as crime is up in Philadelphia, especially in categories deemed “non-violent” offenses but that still leave victims in their wake.

For instance, compared to this time last year, retail theft in Philadelphia is up 64 percent. Likewise, commercial burglary has increased eight percent, motor vehicle tag theft is up 26 percent, theft from a person is up 16 percent, theft is up 14 percent, and auto theft is up 20 percent.

There are at least 18 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Philadelphia.

Source: by John Binder | Breitbart

Drunks Make One “Last Call” To Bars Before ‘Inevitable’ Nationwide Lock down

While many townships and cities were in the process of limiting hours for their restaurants and bars, there was a small collective of people out trying to get their last hours of socializing in before what feels like an inevitable nationwide lockdown.

While some across the country are working hard at their social distancing practices, others, like Nicole Zanetti, were heading out to bars like “The Pig and the Parrot” in Hoboken, New Jersey, hours before the city was put on lockdown.

Zanetti told Bloomberg“Yes, I’m nervous about getting the virus, and I don’t want to give it to other people. But it can’t stop us from going out and drinking and having a good time.”

Actually, Nicole, if the virus kills you, yes it can. But we digress…

C19 Actionable Intel Update

Claims Tylenol is the only fever reducer that doesn’t inhibit immune response. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/14/anti-inflammatory-drugs-may-aggravate-coronavirus-infection
Claims daily high dose of vitamin C can help prevent and knock down C19 infection. https://www.globalresearch.ca/three-intravenous-vitamin-c-research-studies-approved-treating-covid-19/5705405
How to take Vit C in prevention of Covid-19 infection
https://youtu.be/QvXpgY8scqw
Vitamin C and Immune Function explained by PubMed.gov
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29099763

US Citizens Returning To America Are Now Crowded And Crammed At Airports For Hours On Top Of Each Other, Waiting To Be Screened

“It’s just a cold,
symptoms are mild,
you’ll be fine”

Sure,

The Day Capitalism And Freedom Died In America

Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin promised unlimited liquidity for ‘big club members last Friday, March 13th, 2020. (here)

Understand that every dollar of this liquidity is a loan with interest, owed by We The People, to the privately owned central bank.   

We The People were forced to bail out the banks in 2008. Tomorrow we’ll be forced to bail out whole industries owned by ‘big club’ members.

When did We The People get to vote on these multi-trillion dollar bailouts?  Are you ready, when they come knocking for their payback? 

The Corvette

The Corvette.    A man named Tom Nicholson posted on his Facebook account the sports car that he had just bought and how a man approached and told him that the money used to buy this car could’ve fed thousands of less fortunate people. His response to this man   made him famous on the internet.

 

READ his story as stated on Facebook below:

 

A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, “I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost?

 

I replied I’m not sure;

it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it,

it fed the people who make the tires,

it fed the people who made the components that went into it,

it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires,

it fed people in at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore.

It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer

and fed the people working at the dealership and their families.

BUT,… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.

That is the difference between capitalism and the welfare mentality.

 When you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets and give them dignity for their skills.

When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self-worth.

Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value. Socialism is having the government take your money against your will and give it to someone else for doing nothing.

Natural News Coronavirus Updates

BREAKING: New analysis reveals President Trump must lock down the USA just like Italy in order to break the chain of exponential spread of the coronavirus… all air traffic and road traffic must be halted

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-10-lock-down-president-trump-must-quarantine-usa-like-italy-stop-coronavirus.html

GOOD NEWS: US deaths from the coronavirus could be reduced to 1.1 million by July 4th via “social distancing” measures, new projection shows
https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-09-deaths-coronavirus-reduced-via-social-distancing-pandemic-projections.html

Leaked medical conference documents reveal US hospitals preparing for 96 million coronavirus infections and 480,000 deaths

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-08-leaked-medical-conference-documents-hospitals-preparing-for-96-million-coronavirus-infections.html

Coronavirus causes so much brain damage in severe cases that victims FORGET TO BREATH

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-09-coronavirus-brain-damage-so-severe-victims-forget-to-breathe.html

There are now TWO novel coronavirus strains in circulation

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-09-there-are-now-two-novel-coronavirus-strains-in-circulation.html

Ammo stockpiling now underway as coronavirus spreads across America and uncertainty grows about how to stop it

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-09-ammo-stockpiling-underway-coronavirus-uncertainty.html

Here it comes – Globalists call for cashless society in response to coronavirus, warning physical money is dirty

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-08-globalists-call-for-cashless-society-coronavirus-physical-money-dirty.html

Dementia Joe Unhinged – Tells Auto Worker: “You’re Full of Shit”, Then Threatens: “You want to take this outside”?…

When candidate Joe Biden was questioned by a Michigan auto worker today about his promise to take guns away and put Beto O’Rourke in charge of his gun confiscation program (both of which he did), Biden comes unglued and tells the Fiat Chrysler plant worker “you’re full of shit”. But it gets worse…

Joe Biden keeps poking his finger in the mans face, the auto worker tells Biden “this is not ok”, waving off the finger. Then Biden threatens to “take this outside”.  Unreal, this candidate is very unstable. WATCH – (video might not last long):

The campaign team immediately realized things were spiraling out of control and took up positions to remove the candidate, but in such close quarters things didn’t work out well. Joe Biden’s unstable anger was very visible.

Biden also THREATENED TO SLAP the guy….bad optics…he also says he will put Blue Collar workers out of work and make them learn to “code.”…not cool when talking to BLUE COLLAR WORKERS in a NEW plant being built for them.

Biden — I’m Coming for YOUR GUNS
The guy should have pulled this video up on his phone and SHOVED IT IN BIDEN’S FACE!

Source: by Sundance | The Conservative Tree House

I’M OVER IT! 3 Points on The Virus

This topic is quintessential to preparedness for all doomsday preppers, homesteaders, survivalists, militia, minuteman, city prepping, rural prepper, urban prepper, normal people, or looking to prepare for SHTF WROL TEOTWAWKI or natural disaster. Whether your own personal SHTF is the 2020 elections, economic collapse, civil unrest, martial law, food crisis, civil war, food shortage, EMP or CME, black swan event, or whatever, a prepper needs to be prepared for this topic. ***

The $64 Virus Question

(Raconteur Report) A month ago I was worried we might have 10-20 cases of Kung Flu. Instead, we have nearly 20 deaths. That means those people got it up to a month ago, from other people who didn’t know they had it either.

So far, most of them are elderly, and or with other co-morbid conditions.

But sooner or later, a relatively healthy 40- or 50-year old with no predisposition is going to croak. Maybe a teacher. Or a school janitor or lunch lady. Then everyone will lose their shit.

The school will be closed. But that person will have infected 40-200 kids, who won’t be symptomatic, who will then be locked up at home to infect their whole families, and you’ll have a blossom of 1000 cases. Some of whom will still be going to work infected and asymptomatic, and give it to co-workers, who’ll give it to their kids, and so on, and so on.

That’s how a pandemic marches on wards.
And it will be everywhere.

Take a pair of ordinary dice. There are only 36 possible combinations (6×6). So the raw chance for any roll is a hair under 3% (2.77% for the anal retentive math geek crowd). If coronavirus only has a 3% chance at being transmitted, every time you’re out and about, you’re rolling the dice. Except you touch things 1000 times a day, and your face about 500 times. (We’ll forget about droplets, mucous membranes, and inhalation vectors from coughing and sneezing people for the moment). So, roll the dice every day, and see how long before snake eyes comes up. Remember those thousands of touches, and 500 times touching your face.

After rolling dice 164 times, your chance of getting snake eyes is 99% probable.

So being out and about, in a world becoming saturated with asymptomatic carriers, you’re not just likely to get Kung Flu, you’re going to get it . 

For probably 80% of all persons, two weeks to a month of PITA. For some of them, they may not even know they have it! For 10-17%, you’re going to the hospital. But unless you’re dying, you aren’t getting in. And about 3 people out of every 100 are going to die from it. 

If everybody in CA gets it, that’s up to 1.2M deaths. Leaving us with 38.8M swinging Richards afterwards. For Texas, it would be up to 870K dead, and 28M still there. Nationwide, up to 10M dead, and 320M still here.

That’s if mortality holds at 3%, and everyone gets it. Juggling those numbers around on the slide rule gets you any answer you want.

Bad for the 10M dead, and the 20-50M hospitalized/laid out, but that’s not the catastrophe, per se.

The real problem is, the only way to stop this is to send everyone – everyone – home, until 30 days after the last case gets well or dies. Even the idiots among TPTB will figure this out, after exhausting all other half-assed options (just like in China).

If you do nothing, you lose 10M outright, and 50M who can’t work for months, and 100M more out for up to a month, but not all at once.

That’s the problem. Either of those options screws the economy like a $2 hooker, which is why the stock market is in free fall, why Italy and China have thrown in the towel, and why Korea and the rest of Europe probably will too, before we figure it out.

And until you self-quarantine, and don’t pop positive in the next month, you won’t know you don’t have it already either.

So the $64 Questions is, how long can you miss work, school etc., and how much money, water, food, medicine, and other necessities do you have, to stay home for what may become a mandatory extended quarantine? Will you have a job to go back to when it’s over? Will anyone?

We’ll leave the discussion of how you hold a valid general election for the President, 1/3 of the Senate, and the entire Congress amidst this sort of thing, for another time.

Local observation:

I note for informational purposes that the local bookseller, B and N, is suddenly light on disaster/survival/preparedness books, which had formerly just been gathering dust, and is now missing every volume on first aid. Because I check those aisles 2-3X/week, and probably know them better than store staff.

Some people are getting edjumicated, apparently.

—————–

Also, over at WRSA, one of the He’s-who-shall-not-be-named observed accurately that contrary to all dystopian fiction, the stores remain open and unburnt, rather than the popular “stripped to the walls in 48-72 hours”.

Allow me to respond:

Food isn’t coming here from China (unlike N95 masks), the trucks are still running, and you’re still free to travel, and not under draconian quarantine.
Yet.

So there isn’t any national emergency, for the moment.
{cf. 1940: Phony War. Compare and contrast with Dunkirk, and the Battle of Britain, a few months later.}

Once you can’t go out, it won’t matter what’s on the shelf. The average person and family has three days’ food at home. (If you have more, by definition, you’re above average, just like the kids at Lake Wobegone. That also means somewhere there’s some jackass who has less than three days on hand.)

So, how long do store shelves stay stocked (and not gloriously aflame) when the trucks aren’t rolling, and Trayvon Diversity and his posse go emergency shopping after midnight, with a brick and a machete?

And what happens when people who depend on prescriptions, made from precursors that aren’t coming from China, and haven’t been for the last month or two, start getting shorted on their Rx meds, esp. the ones that
a) keep them alive, or
b) keep them sane and functional?

Just curious.
Feel free to extrapolate at your own leisure, as you see fit, considering those new data points.

9 COMMENTS:

Ned2 said…
Your numbers are good as long as this thing doesn’t mutate again, (and again?)
I’m out in the boonies, over 50 miles from the nearest town. Yesterday a car load of people including a sniveling brat from Washington state came though the gas station where I was fueling up. The kid had what appeared to be a cold. I watched them touch everything. We don’t need airports to spread this.
Everyone is oblivious.
Yet the mainstream media, the CDC, and bloviating pundits who ought to know better are all telling us that it’s not much worse than the flu. And that if we’re preparing, we’re e-e-evil hoarders.

I stand by what I’ve done-I “panicked” early and got all the things I didn’t have, or didn’t have enough of, and stacked them away. If I have to, I can dive in the hole and pull it in after me and be good. Except for the issue of Mrs. Freeholder, who is still stuck in the elementary school disease factory until the fools figure out it needed to close 2 weeks ago. But hey, they been talking to the county and state health goobers, and it’s all good. She got that call yesterday and came rushing to me with her phone on speaker and held out. “Listen to this!”

Yeah, we’re going to be screwed if these people don’t un-eff themselves RFN.

Aesop said…
Italy, with only a few more deaths than we have RFN, shut their entire country down this past week.

Those potential 10M dead I mentioned?
TPTB are going to see that we get them, if at all possible.

Unknown said…
It appears that RdRP, RNA dependent RNA polimerase is inhibited competitively by zinc in the cytoplasm of mamalian cells. This limits the ability of some +rna viruses to initiate their propagation cascade. Corona viruses have been shown in general to exhibit this weakness. Whether or not the honey badger virus can be defeated this way remains to be seen. Zn is cheap CT scans not so much. Pound of prevention you know.
Anonymous said…
A nurses union says that most hospitals are not prepared, 

https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/press/survey-nations-frontline-registered-nurses-shows-hospitals-unprepared-covid-19

Comments? 

Anonymous said…
Calm down. I have a great cruise ship opportunity for you. 1/4 the regular price. Take some time off. Kick back. It’s going to China by the way.
Aaron said…
Anonymous,

Nobody is prepared, the least of all hospitals. In my 10 years in the ED only one thing was ever certain and that was that we were going to run out of beds…on a usual Tuesday night. All the admitted patients, including ICU patients, then languished downstairs with us. That means that the nurse taking care of the unit patient was also working up a fresh chest pain or stroke alert while also getting the baby from the hood with a fever that should’ve been given Tylenol at home (“but that s*** expensive”. Mom has hair did, fresh nails and the newest iPhone). As far as supplies go after the hurricane in PR we started running out of normal saline. That was JUST Puerto Rico. China makes almost ALL of our masks. My own facility is rationing PPE as we speak (no coveralls, no booties-just a gown) and we have roughly 1 1/2 boxes of N95 masks left and I’m pretty sure they walked out.

Everyone needs to know that in the VERY near future are going to lose the ability to go to the hospital as we have always done. On any normal day our just-on time barebones low-stock medical system is stretched to the brink. Add this BS to it and that level of care is soon going to go away and we will truly be on our own.

Anonymous said…
“and you’re still free to travel, and not under…quarantine…Yet.”

“Yet” is so this morning…

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2020/03/05/placer-county-health-officer-order-coronavirus/

Multiple stories on it, with LE ordering people “heads back inside” just for sticking there head out to see what is happening in their neighborhood.

The deceased was on the GP cruise.

Roger said…
Oooooh and the fun will really begin soon when the newly available Covid 19 test kits become commonly available and the REAL infection numbers are public. (That is if the .gov decide to allow the data out.)

 

A Second LAX Screener Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

How many people do you think an LAX screener makes contact with every day?
Keep telling yourself ‘mild cases, it’s just a cold, I’m fine’

A second LAX worker has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Friday.

Few details were available about the worker, but Los Angeles County health officials said they still don’t see signs of community spread.

“We know that as we see increased cases there’s greater concern in some of our communities as to what this means … for the general public, your risk still remains low, though this is the time you make sure you’re practicing good public health hygiene,” said county health director Barbara Ferrer.

The first LAX worker was confirmed as having the virus Tuesday and so far has a mild case and has been isolated, the sources said. Family members of the person also have been tested.

Since then, officials have been testing other workers

In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security described the worker as a medical screener who “wore all the correct protective equipment and took necessary protections on the job.”

“As soon as the individual began to feel sick, they self-quarantined, saw a physician, and reported to the appropriate authorities and officials,” a DHS spokesperson said in the statement.

Source: by Richard Winton | Los Angeles Times

1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Survivor Interview

Mrs. Boone, born in 1907, recounts how her family was the only one in a small rural Alabama area that did not contract the Spanish Flu during the 1918 outbreak. Mrs. Boone’s family all became responders in her community. Her parents become instant nurses and she delivered soup to the door of ill families.

Judicial Watch Files House Ethics Complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar over Potential Immigration, Marriage, Tax, and Student Loan Fraud

In the words of investigative reporter David Steinberg: “The facts describe perhaps the most extensive spree of illegal misconduct committed by a House member in American history.”

Continue here

 

Coronavirus May Have Spread in U.S. for Weeks, Gene Sequencing Suggests

(Sheri Fink) Two cases detected weeks apart in Washington State had genetic links, suggesting that many more people in the area may be infected.

Researchers who have examined the genomes of two coronavirus infections in Washington State say the similarities between the cases suggest that the virus may have been spreading in the state for weeks.

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Panic Hoarding Begins Across America

Update (March 1): Increasing fear of a Covid-19 outbreak has forced many Americans out of their homes and millennials from their parents’ basements to panic buy food at Costco stores across the country this weekend:  

And apparently everyone has different priorities ahead of a possible pandemic. As one person loaded up on “condoms and a big jar of coconut oil.”

* * * 

The same long lines that we’ve seen in China, Japan, South Korea, and across the world as people panic buy food and health supplies have started in the US.

On Saturday, the US Surgeon General urged people to “stop buying masks,” saying on Twitter that they’re not effective in preventing the general public from catching coronavirus.

Source: ZeroHedge

Virus End Game: New Digital Financial System Roll Out

In this report, Spiro Skouras recaps the events leading up to the current global coronavirus outbreak, while looking ahead at the looming financial crisis and how the virus will likely be blamed, providing cover for the crimes committed by the central bankers.

Spiro also analyzes the potential outcomes of the current situation, which includes a major step towards a cashless society and global governance, as the current crisis seems to be playing right into the hands of the central bankers and the United Nations.

Links

The Banking Digital Arms Race, video that proceeds the one embedded above
https://www.activistpost.com/2019/12/the-banking-digital-arms-race.html

The U.N. & Central Banks: A Rockefeller & Rothschild Coup
https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/the-u-n-central-banks-a-rockefeller-rothschild-coup.html

Did Bill Gates & World Economic Forum Predict Coronavirus Outbreak? An Inside Look May Shock You!
https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/did-bill-gates-world-economic-forum-predict-coronavirus-outbreak-an-inside-look-may-shock-you.html

US Biowarfare Act Author: Studies Confirm Coronavirus Weaponized
https://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/us-biowarfare-act-author-studies-confirm-coronavirus-weaponized.html

UN Troops Featured in Military World Games in Wuhan China Weeks Before Coronavirus Outbreak
https://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/un-troops-featured-in-world-military-games-in-wuhan-china-weeks-before-coronavirus-outbreak.html

Nearly 10K Military Personnel From 110 Nations In Wuhan China Weeks Before Coronavirus Outbreak!
https://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/nearly-10k-military-personnel-from-110-nations-in-wuhan-china-weeks-before-coronavirus-outbreak.html

Can cryptocurrency become the UN money of the future?
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cryptocurrency-become-un-money-future-120035529.html

UNICEF launches Cryptocurrency Fund
https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/unicef-launches-cryptocurrency-fund

NYSE Announces Disaster-Recovery Test Due To Virus Fears
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/nyse-announces-disaster-recovery-test-due-virus-fears


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A Failure Of Imagination And Common Sense

First, go read this short post.
No, really, go. Read.
All of it.
Then come back.

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All done?

I have no problem with the Dr.’s C.V. and bona fides.
She has quite the resume for dealing with some aspects of coronavirus, and related questions about the burgeoning Kung Flu pandemic. And some good, solid, useful information on several aspects.

But she’s guilty of some rather important and significant misstatements.
I do not call them lies of omission, because I can’t ascribe motivation and intent to what she wrote.

Much of it is correct, as far as it goes.
But some key points are rather woefully lacking in Reality.

¶ Nine:

“The government is currently screening people coming off of international flights from known risk zones, or coming across the border, and then diverting the people who need it to medical facilities that can handle it.”

1) The fact that they’re doing point-of-care one-time testing, on a disease that incubates for 2-14 days, and perhaps as many as 24 or 28, guarantees the spread of asymptomatic virus carriers into the country, to propagate it hither and yon widespread in a few days, to a couple of weeks. This is the bio-defense version of putting the entire defensive team on the line of scrimmage, and then looking shocked and dismayed when the other team passes over their heads for 3000 yards, and beats you 210-0. Your tax dollars at work.

Sorry Doc, I’m not feeling very de-stressed, fearless, or anxiety-free yet. Maybe you need to go back for some post-doc work on bedside manner and common sense. Just saying.

2) The natural consequence of #1, above is that in short order, there will be no more medical facilities that “can handle it”. We’ve covered this here. The internet moves fast; try and keep up.

¶ Ten:

“Yes, you should go out and replace basic supplies you’re out of, plus a little extra – not because society is about to break down, but because you might be stuck in the house for a week feeling like absolute trash and too bombed on cold medication to drive or operate anything more complex than a can opener and a microwave.”

3) Sorry, but after #2 becomes reality, “a week” of supplies isn’t going to cut it. And once health care goes down in a pandemic, FFS, society is, in fact, in the process of breaking down.
And then people won’t risk going to work, because they don’t want to get sick. And/or the CDC closes things down, like they’ve already said they will. Public facilities, schools, businesses. But I’m sure the police, fire department, EMS, water, power, gas, telephone service, radio, TV, trash collection, and whatever else you imagine, will be magically unaffected by this, because no one could possibly decide that staying home, healthy, with their families was more important than keeping your fantasies about how society will behave alive amidst a crisis unprecedented in a century or more. Your crystal ball is a bit hazy, isn’t it?

¶ Eleven

“In extreme situations, schools or workplaces may close under the guidance of local government or management – think snow days.”

4) Um, no. Think snow months. Plural. If TPTB close schools and businesses, over a disease that can incubate for two weeks, perhaps a month, no one’s going to call off a day or three. They’re going to call it off until a month after the last recorded case. Like you do if you got your medical diploma from someplace other than online. Otherwise, you’re just ringing the dinner bell for serial waves of pandemic, and guaranteeing re-infection by some, which at last report, has a wee tendency to cause sudden cardiac arrest and death.
Now I’m really not feeling fearless and anxiety-free at all. Are you sure you’re a real doctor?

5) And snow months means that “a week” of extra supplies, once again, isn’t going to cut it. So maybe start talking about two, three, or six months. Maybe all year. Which, as people watch their 401Ks melt down daily, may bring on even more anxiety among the really susceptible-to-this-virus retirees. Don’tcha think???

¶ Twelve

“Again, this is not Hollywood-style “civil unrest” with people running, screaming, and looting while armed officers break up any groups larger than three…”

6) Oh, really??
Ever been to Chicagostan? Baltimoronia? Detroitistan? District of Criminals? St. Louis? Philly? Newark? South Central L.A.? Oakland? Anywhere, really.
I mean, FFS, Chicago has more shooting casualties every year than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ever did, even at the heights of those conflicts (a truth which really pisses OIF/OEF vets off royally when I point that out), and the people there don’t even have Interceptor vests, MRAPs, M-4 rifles, close air support, or any supporting fires, most days.

Now, doc, have you ever been there (for any value of there) when they’re pissed off?
Like when the market’s closed.
Not the stock market; I mean the supermarket. Or supermarkets, plural.

Or when their EBT cards haven’t been reloaded, because non-essential employees (and a lot of more essential ones) aren’t coming to work to do that?
Didja figure they’d quietly starve in silence?
Or do you think they might go “shopping”, with bricks, torches, and machetes?

What about when the police are running things at 1/2 or 1/3 staff?
How do you see civil unrest under those conditions, doc? Have we gotten maybe just a wee bit out of your depth of expertise here? Just asking. Nothing personal.

I’ve been in two, count ’em, two, city-wide riots. And those were little ones, compared to what we’d see in a months-long pandemic with societal degradation. Both of them affected Hollywood directly, BTW. So maybe a bit less pooh-poohing, and a little more shut-up-and-give-your-eyes-and-ears-a-chance-when-you-don’t-know-WTF-you’re-talking-about, if you catch my drift.

… how to avoid only facing hard decisions.

Source: Reconteur Report

Groundwork For Widespread Voter Fraud Being Laid

Lawsuit Threatened As Swing States’ Voter Registration Numbers Suddenly Skyrocket

How is it that suddenly, these specific, democrat controlled areas have tons of new voters registered, and in some cases, more than the population itself?

() Voters are threatening to sue Florida, Michigan, and Colorado after a sudden, and suspicious upswing in voter registration. In fact, some areas have more people registered to vote than are eligible according to population.

Not surprising to many people, these areas are heavily controlled by democrats.

Fox News reported:

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Whistleblower Claims ‘Corrupt Cover-Up’ Of Dangerous American Coronavirus Quarantines

A complaint filed with Health and Human Services (HHS) and promptly leaked to the New York Times alleges that federal health employees interacted with Americans quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure without proper medical training or protective gear, and that health agency leaders engaged in a ‘corrupt cover-up‘ when staff members complained, according to the Times.

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First CCP-Virus Case Of Unknown Origin Confirmed In California

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the nation’s first coronavirus case of unknown origin Wednesday in Northern California in the latest sign of the virus’ rapid spread.

“It is a confirmed case. There is one in Northern California,” CDC spokesman Scott Pauley told The Sacramento Bee just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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After Maintaining the ‘Risk Is Low’ Narrative, Canadian Minister Of Health Tells Canadians To Stockpile Food & Medicine

Trudeau Liberal government incompetence, mixed messages and obsession with political correctness has put Canadians at severe risk.

For weeks, the Trudeau Liberal government downplayed the Coronavirus epidemic, saying the risk was low.

The government even called ideas such as shutting down flights from China ‘fearmongering’ and ‘racism.’

In short, they made it clear there was no real problem, that the flights would continue, that the borders would remain open, and protective measures would be limited.

But now, with no transition whatsoever, they’re switching to full on panic-mode, telling us to prepare for a pandemic.

“The Liberal government kept telling us not to worry about the Coronavirus, repeating ‘the risk was low.’ Then, without any transition whatsoever, they simply switched to saying we should prepare for a pandemic. A stunning level of incompetence, putting Canadian lives at risk.”

And now, Patty Hadju is escalating the warning, telling Canadians to stockpile food and medicine, as reported by the Canadian Press:

“Health Minister Patty Hajdu is encouraging Canadians to stockpile food and medication in their homes in case they or a loved one should fall ill with the novel coronavirus, despite the relatively low risk of contracting the disease in Canada.

It’s good advice for any potential crisis from a viral outbreak to power outages, she said Wednesday.

“It’s good to be prepared because things can change quickly,” she said.

“It’s really about, first of all, making sure that you do have enough supplies so if someone in your family becomes ill, if you yourself become ill, that you have what you need to survive for a week or so without going outside.”

So, we’ve gone from “no threat,” to “stockpile food and medicine.”

What this means – and of course the government will never admit it, is that they blew the response from the beginning.

The right response to a potential pandemic is to overreact, assume the worst, limit travel, block access from places where the pandemic is spreading the worst, implement strict quarantine measures, and ensure that a virus-spreading tipping point is not reached.

Then, if that turns out to be an overreaction, at least the country is over-prepared, and measures can be slowly scaled back as appropriate.

Instead, the Trudeau Liberals did the opposite. They underreacted, they demonized those who wanted stronger measures, and they pretended everything was fine. Now that they are starting to realize their mistake, they are escalating the rhetoric, equivalent to shutting the barn door after the horses have already bolted.

This is a disgusting level of incompetence, and the price will paid by Canadians.

Source: Spencer Fernando Blog

Quebec Premier Says Illegal Blockaders South Of Montreal Are Armed With AK-47s

Quebec Premier

Quebec Premier Francois Legault

Amid ongoing illegal blockades, there is a concerning possible escalation of the threat.

According to Quebec Premier Francois Legault, illegal blockaders in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake are armed with AK-47s:

“Legault told reporters in Quebec City the government has information from what he called “good sources” that there are AK-47s in Kahnawake.

He says Warriors on the reserve are armed, and the situation is very delicate.”

This is yet another possible escalation of the illegal blockader threat, and the possibility of a violent clash is continuing.

Now, with the weakness shown by the Trudeau government, the danger to all Canadians continues to grow.

It’s a national crisis, and it’s getting worse.

Source: Spencer Fernando blog

83 Being Monitored For Coronavirus In Long Island’s Nassau County, 8 Quarantined In Westchester: Live Updates

Summary:

  • CDC reports 6 new cases among repatriated Americans
  • 83 being monitored in Nassau County
  • Norway has confirmed its first case
  • 8 quarantined in Westchester
  • HHS confirms 15th case
  • Iran deaths hit 19
  • Brazil confirms first case in South America
  • France confirms 2nd death
  • Tokyo pushes back against Tokyo Games cancellation talk
  • Greece confirms first case
  • Germany unleashes fiscal stimulus after confirming new cases
  • Dems one-up Trump with $8.5 billion package.
  • Kuwait, Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain confirm new cases
  • Finland confirms 2nd case
  • 1st 2 cases reported in Pakistan
  • HHS Secretary tells Congress infectious disease fund has no extra uncommitted cash
  • Congress begins talks on corona virus spending bill with vote expected early next month
  • Germany health minister warns we’re at beginning of epidemic in Germany; 5 new cases
  • Italy confirms 12th death, cases soar above 400
  • North Macedonia confirms first case
  • South Korea cases soar above 1,200 as gov’t begins testing of 200k patients
  • Brazil confirms infected patient came on plane from Paris
  • Ericsson confirms one of its employees in Croatia tested positive

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Update (1549ET): The tiny kingdom of Bahrain has reported a stunning spike in cases, going from just a handful to 33 in less than 24 hours, according to the country’s health ministry.

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Brazil Says It Might Have First COVID-19 Case In South America: Live Updates

Summary:

  • WHO warns the rest of the world “is not ready for the virus to spread…”
  • CDC warns Americans “should prepare for possible community spread” of virus.
  • San Francisco Mayor declares state of emergency
  • Later, CDC says pandemic not a question of it, but when
  • Brazil may have South America’s first coronavirus case
  • Germany confirms 2nd case on Tuesday, brings total to 17
  • Italy cases spike to 322; deaths hit 10
  • Japan’s Shiseido tesll 8k employees to work from home
  • Kudlow tries to jawbone markets higher
  • HHS Sec. Azar warns US lacks stockpiles of masks
  • Italy Hotel in Lockdown After First Coronavirus Case in Liguria
  • Algeria confirms 1st case
  • First case in Switzerland
  • Kuwait halts all flights to Singapore and Japan
  • Iran confirms 95 cases, 15 deaths
  • First case in Austria
  • Spain reports 7 cases in under 24 hours, including in Madrid, Canary Islands, Barcelona
  • Iran Deputy Health Minister infected with Covid-19

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Update (1900ET): We’ve got some (potentially) big news. Brazil’s Health Ministry said a man has tested positive for the coronavirus on in initial test. If it’s confirmed in a second test, it will be the first case in South America.

On that note, El Salvador on Tuesday announced it would prevent entry of people from Italy and South Korea.

In Spain, a 7th cases has been confirmed in under 24 hours. Just over a day ago, Spain had zero confirmed cases.

Though it’s unconfirmed, there’s a rumor floating around twitter that an Iranian official who met with the Ayatollah a few days ago has tested positive for the virus.

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Illegal Blockades Continue Spreading In Canada

Trudeau’s weakness has emboldened everyone who seeks to break the law and spread chaos.

There are more and more illegal blockades spreading across Canada.

While one illegal blockade was brought down near Brampton, others have since sprung up.

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Two Of The Largest Riots In Recent Chinese History Occurred In Wuhan And Hong Kong Just Before Outbreak Of CCP-COVID-19

There are no coincidences in politics…

Thousands Protest Waste Incinerator Plans in China’s Wuhan (summer 2019)

Residents in the central Chinese city of Wuhan hold a street protest over plans to build a new waste incineration plant.

Residents in the central Chinese city of Wuhan hold a street protest over plans to build a new waste incineration plant.

Authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan have detained around 20 people in a crackdown this week on a mass street protest at plans to build a new waste incineration plant, RFA has learned.

Amid chants of “Give us back our clean environment!”, an estimated 10,000 residents from apartments near the Yangluo industrial development area in Wuhan’s Xinzhou district turned out against the plan on Tuesday and Wednesday, local residents said.

The local government dispatched around 1,000 riot police to disperse the crowd, with large numbers of injuries reported, they said.

Many of the arrests were of social media users for posting or forwarding information about the protests via the closely controlled platform WeChat.

A Xinzhou resident surnamed Xu said the protest was a spontaneous action by local people, who are angry that local officials are ignoring their health concerns.

“The site was originally a landfill,” Xu said. “The air quality is already very poor in Yangluo and the groundwater has been polluted for more than a decade.”

“Now they say they have to build a waste incineration power plant, which is a threat to our lives,” he said.

The waste incinerator plan comes after the Chenjiachong landfill site in Xinzhou exceeded its capacity just five years after its opening in 2007.

Local residents — who number around 400,000 — said they first learned of the renewed incinerator plan in mid-June, and immediately organized a petition against it. The government responded by having around 20 of the petitioners detained.

This week, the authorities blocked the mobile phone signal, as well as sending in police to beat up and detain protesters. According to Xu, the government feared the Wuhan protesters would communicate with anti-extradition protests in Hong Kong.

A local resident surnamed Zhang said the Xinzhou district government had responded to the protests by saying that it would consult more widely with local people, and that the project won’t go ahead without the consent of the local community.

No faith in authorities

But Zhang said many local residents simply don’t believe this.

“They tried to start a project like this here before, and the people kicked up a huge fuss, and it was shelved,” Zhang said.

“But less than six months later, the old district governor was transferred away, and the new one reapplied for the project as soon as he took up his post.”

A resident who declined to be named said it was unacceptable to build a waste incinerator in a densely populated residential area.

“There are many ways in which this will have an impact on people’s lives: the air pollution, the harm to health, all of that,” the resident said.

“But what government really speaks up for the people? None of them do. If they did, then no garbage incinerators would be built in residential areas,” he said.

Last month, tens of thousands of residents of Yunfu city in the southern province of Guangdong also took to the streets to protest against plans for a waste incinerator in Mintang village.

Three days later, the government announced the project would be canceled at the selected site.

And on June 26, authorities in Xiantao city in the central province of Hubei announced they would initially shelve, and then cancel altogether, a similar project following mass protests by local residents.

Decades of breakneck economic growth have left China with a seriously degraded environment, with regular environmental protests emerging among the country’s middle class.

Previous attempts to build similar plants elsewhere across China have drawn widespread criticism over local government access to the huge potential profits linked to waste disposal projects.

It’s all laid out here in a fascinating interview with Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, inventor of email who among many other things points out that heart of the global deep state operates within a one mile radius between Harvard and MIT… 

Reported by Qiao Long for RFA’s Mandarin Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.

Now that Italy Has 12 Cities, Including Milan, Under Quarantine, Maybe This 1/31/2020 Poster Is Onto Something

Submission Statement: 4chan anon posts on a board back in January how the Coronavirus is going to kill millions and cites in Italy as being used to model the growth rate and spread of the COVID19 virus. 3 weeks later it’s turning out he was probably right.

U.S. treasury yield curve action, supply chain collapses and COVID19 spread news during the past three weeks support further consideration about the following…

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Source: The Watch Towers

Supply Chain Domino’s Are Falling – COVID-19 – Get Preps!

This…

Has lead to this… 

Supply chain issues continue to extend beyond automotive and tech; now it’s starting to affect household product supply chains. According to Forbes (Link) the American giant Procter and Gamble (2019 revenue: 67.68bn USD) says that it too now has significant problems. “We access 387 suppliers in China that ship to us globally more than 9,000 different materials, impacting approximately 17,600 different finished product items,” Jon Moeller, Procter & Gamble’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer, said Thursday at a conference in New York. “Each of these suppliers faces their own challenges in resuming operations.” The article adds that this will affect P&G’s profits in the China retail market.

www.forbes.com/sites/andriacheng/2020/02/20/chinas-coronavirus-outbreak-threatens-to-send-global-supply-chain-into-a-tailspin-pg-alone-has-17600-items-that-could-be-affected/#55888483156f

Bloomberg – another automotive runs into problems; Nissan is warning of disruptions in plants as far as the US due to the virus epidemic leading to parts shortages. They procure more than 800 parts from factories in Hubei and are concerned that many of these pats will run out (including such things as brake hoses and air conditioning controllers) if the plants do not come back online by today (the date the government indicated most production could resume). This could lead some Nissan output in Japan to be suspended as early as Jan 23rd with Malaysia following not longer after. Plants in the US, UK, India, Mexico, Russia and Spain may also have to stop production. A survey of their suppliers found only 58% said they’d be able to resume by Feb 10th with many others saying they couldn’t because they couldn’t get necessary government approval. Of those that have gone back online, only half of them could get the majority of their workforce working. (Link)
www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-02-19/virus-havoc-could-shut-down-a-nissan-factory-half-a-world-away

Reuters – major automotive parts manufacturer Valeo (19.48bn EUR revenue in 2019) says that most of its Chinese factories are now back online but not at full operational capacity. It expects production to fall by 2% this year and adds that that it is too early to evaluate the impact of the virus on the company’s 2020 results and the wider auto industry. (Link)
mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN20E2KC

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says that Asia-Pacific airlines could lose $27.8 bn to coronavirus according to Philstar (Link). The estimate is based on projections of a 13-percent full-year decline in passenger demand, mostly in China. IATA’s CEO says that this will be the first time since the 2008-2009 financial crisis that demand for air travel has declined and that stopping the virus is a top priority. Airlines in China’s domestic market alone are estimated to lose around $12.8 billion in revenues, reversing an expected 4.8% growth into a 8.2% contraction.
www.philstar.com/business/2020/02/21/1994974/asia-pacific-airlines-could-lose-278-bn-coronavirus-iata

Food prices – China produces 80-90% of the worlds garlic supply (depending on which article you read) and the price of it is rising sharply. Prices in the US are up 29% from last year whilst wholesale prices are up even more to 60% higher than this time last year. The reason is difficulties in transportation and a shortage of labour as most people are yet to return to work (either because they’re unwilling or they’re physically unable). (Link).
www.livemint.com/market/commodities/here-s-something-that-you-will-think-stinks-super-high-garlic-prices-11582267581189.html

Amazon is beginning to worry about Prime day in July – the Seattle Times reports (link). Third party merchants account for about 60% of its sales and it has reached out to these merchants to understand how they might be impacted. Over the past few weeks, Amazon has responded to the crisis by making larger and more frequent orders of Chinese-made products that had already been shipped to the United States, according to company emails and consultants who work with major brands. Some of its suppliers have cut back on advertising and promotions on the site so they don’t run out of products too quickly. “Out of an abundance of caution, we are working with suppliers to secure additional inventory to ensure we maintain our selection for customers,” an Amazon spokeswoman said. The company later added, “We are monitoring developments related to the coronavirus and taking appropriate steps as needed.” Amazon’s algorithms have now asked for six to eight weeks of supply on products made in China instead of just two or three weeks.
www.seattletimes.com/business/when-you-click-buy-on-amazon-it-may-be-sweating-the-supply/

The Taiwanese commonwealth magazine has a thoroughly interesting read on whether Taiwanese companies can cope with the Coronavirus (link). It focuses on The Formosa Plastics Group (revenue: 67.2bn USD) first which has forecast that the coronavirus scare will hit it far harder than did the SARS crisis in 2003, with first quarter revenues, which were originally expected to take a turn for the better, likely to slump from the previous quarter. If China shuts down for an extended period of time and inventories build up, “under the worst case scenario, the crack spread [the difference in price between a refined product and crude oil] would fall below US$2, and we would cut production, which would mean we were producing below cost,” Formosa Petrochemical Corp. President Tsao Minh explained. Other industries are examined; automotive has significant issues which we all now know, but steel should be OK from a supply perspective because raw material comes from Australia, Brazil or Canada. The article finishes by explaining that the worst may yet be to come for the entertainment and tourism industries.
english.cw.com.tw/article/article.action?id=2656

Getting workers physically back to work – the SCMP (South China Morning Post) reports (link) that provincial governments in China’s east coast manufacturing hubs are chartering buses, planes and trains to get workers back into their factories to get things moving again; passenger traffic on public transport is only 1/5th of what it was this time last year. Couples returning to work at open factories are eligible for a one-off subsidy of 500 yuan (US$71), while a company that hires more staff than in the same period a year earlier can also receive subsidies up to 300,000 yuan (US$42,800) whilst the city of Yiwu is refunding bus and train tickets for workers who return if they arrive before tomorrow.

Economic woes spread to companies who don’t have supply chains: the Epoch Times has an article (link) waring that many small to medium sized enterprises don’t have large cash reserves and may struggle if the situation continues for a sustained period. Just 34 percent of nearly 1,000 small and medium-sized firms said they could survive for a month on current cashflow, a recent survey by Tsinghua University and Peking University showed. A third said they could last for two months, while 18 percent said they could stick it out for three months. One analyst estimates that total job losses in China could be as high as 4.5 million.
www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3051445/coronavirus-chinas-east-coast-provinces-offer-chartered

Apple’s Foxconn and Pegatron factories might be open, but don’t assume they’re fully staffed says MPR News (link). “One production line used to have 4,000 people. Now there are about a dozen remaining. My own production line usually has 1,000 workers, with about 60 now remaining,” says a female hanjia worker at Foxconn. (Hanjia means winter break, i.e. people who continue working through the spring holiday that most Chinese take off). Smaller manufacturers are having a harder time. A rare earths magnet maker that normally employs about 300 people in the city of Hangzhou, south of Kunshan, received permission to reopen from local authorities last week. The factory was able to begin manufacturing again with a skeleton crew after buying a large disinfectant machine. Rare earth magnets are used in everything from electronics to motors. For any factory to reopen now, “There’s paperwork that has to be submitted to the local government, and that includes guaranteeing masks, some other protective gear that employees can wear, a disinfecting schedule,” says manager Jen Ambrose, one of the few Americans who works at the magnet company.
www.mprnews.org/story/2020/02/19/npr-the-wide-ranging-ways-in-which-the-coronavirus-is-hurting-global-business

A white paper has arrived! Dun and Bradstreet have done a great report on the economic impact of the coronavirus. If you’re into economics, this is definitely worth a 15 minute read. Some takeaways: 90% of all active business in China are affected. At least 51,000 companies around the world have one or more direct tier 1 suppliers and at least 5 million have at least one or more tier 2 suppliers. Alternative countries for suppliers: Electrical machinery and parts could come from Brazil, the nuclear industry could tap Chile or Singapore, Furniture, plastics, toys and games could be covered by Mexico and Brazil, Motor vehicle parts as well as optical and surgical products could be covered by Chile, Colombia or India. Growth is certainly going to drop below previous forecasts but how much by depends on how fast the virus is contained.
www.dnb.com/perspectives/supply-chain/wuhan-coronavirus-business-impact.html?SERV=UPPCPOHP323237

If coronavirus isn’t brought to heel, economic bedlam awaits..

www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/02/22/coronavirus-isnt-brought-heel-economic-bedlam-awaits/

Covid-19 interrupting supply chains from watches to lobsters

www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2020/02/22/oh-dear-covid-19-interrupting-supply-chains-from-watches-to-lobsters

Gloomy data, virus weigh on Wall St
‘UNKNOWN SITUATION’:There is a break in the supply chain as well as in the demand for products, which presents a challenge to global growth, an advisory firm manager said

www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2020/02/23/2003731446

JCB to cut UK production as coronavirus hits supply chain

The private company will reduce the working hours of about 4,000 employees from Monday from 39 to 34 hours a week.Workers will be paid for a 39 hour week and bank the hours, working them back later in the year. Overtime will also be suspended, the group said on Thursday.

www.ft.com/content/ef3b2caa-4e73-11ea-95a0-43d18ec715f5

Southeast Asia’s garment supply chain torn up by virus

asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/Southeast-Asia-s-garment-supply-chain-torn-up-by-virus

YA THINK? Maybe Global Supply Chains Were A Bad Idea: The coronavirus outbreak exposes the peril of far-flung parts networks and the risk of paralysis.

www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-02-21/coronavirus-forces-a-rethinking-of-supply-chains

… and then there’s this …

This economy is dead. The corpse only appears alive because of all the parasites living off what remains, and each other.

Get ready…

Source: Investment Watch

The Cost Of Covid-19 Quarantine: Will You Be Financially Prepared?

(Daisy Luther) As the world tries frantically to contain a rapidly spreading outbreak of Covid-19, schools, public venues, tourist attractions, and workplaces are being closed in an attempt to keep even more people from contracting the illness. Quarantines and self-isolation protocols are also being instituted across the globe for those who may have been exposed.

Of course, everyone knows that millions of people in China have been in lockdown for more than a month. People are told to stay home, many businesses have ceased to operate, and Chinese New Year celebrations simply didn’t happen this year. China’s debts are all coming due now, at the worst possible time as the financial loss for the country has been astronomical. For example, car sales are down 92% and Lunar New Year celebrations and travel that usually earn a billion dollars were canceled.

While the numbers cited here are outrageously large, obviously, these losses aren’t only going to affect “the economy” and “the businesses.” They’re going to have devastating effects on normal folks who just want to go to work, pay their bills, and keep living their lives normally.

A great deal has been written about the economic hits on a global scale as well as the shortages we could soon expect as production in China grinds to a halt, but what about simply being able to pay your rent when your workplace or business is ordered to shut its doors?

Something nobody is really talking about is the financial hit that people will be taking during such closures. This is a very real concern, and for families who already live paycheck to paycheck, the loss of income could prove devastating.

How will containment efforts affect average folks financially?

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The Rate Of Diamond Princess Infections Suggest Worldwide Infections Are Much Higher Than Official Reports

SummaryThe Diamond Princess cruise ship is the largest controlled COVID-19 coronavirus infected population outside of China

  • 20% of the ship were infected over three weeks
  • From this, it suggests the rate of official reported infections (largely in China) is likely too low
  • This corroborates well with what our models have been saying: official reported infections are likely too low
  • From our models, far more people have likely been infected, but the death rate is also (thankfully) coming in lower than expected – worse than the flu, but perhaps in-line or lower than SARS, and definitely not a death sentence
  • Two passengers died last night from the Diamond Princess (male 87 and female 84) after being airlifted from the ship to a hospital a week ago, which implies a 1-2% death rate
  • And 14 days might not be long enough to conclusively prevent COVID-19 transmission, from the Diamond Princess experience, although passengers have now been released

The rate of Diamond Princess infections suggest worldwide infections are likely much higher than official reports

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WARNING: Over 7,500 Americans Isolated For Flu On US Soil

IRAN/SOUTH KOREA/JAPAN AND MULTIPLE OTHER NATIONS ARE FACING A THREAT THAT THEY FEAR COULD END IN PANIC AND UNCERTAINTY FOR THEIR ENTIRE COUNTRY. CITIES ARE COMPLETELY ISOLATED BY THE MILITARY. CITIZENS ARE BEING TOLD TO AVOID CROWDS.

TODAY, OVER 7500 AMERICANS ARE ISOLATED FOR THE FLU ON USA SOIL WITH MORE BEING ADDED EVERY DAY. THEY ARE TOLD TO AVOID ANYONE IN THE PUBLIC AND NOT GO TO A HOSPITAL UNLESS IT IS A LIFE EMERGENCY.

WHY ISN’T THE MAINLINE NEWS TELLING US ABOUT THIS?

Chinese Internet Users Document Law Enforcers’ Inhumanity During Coronavirus Lock Down

With no fear of cross contamination what so ever, looks exactly like the CCP is using the epidemic as cover to round up dissidents.

‘If you’re not in the party (CCP) you’re not on the team and they’ll make other plans for you’

(Angela Bright) As China’s Hubei Province remains under lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, residents are complaining that law enforcement personnel have been using harsh and unreasonable tactics that are reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution to control the public. Some of these incidents have been caught on video and shared on Chinese social media, sparking outrage among viewers.

To curb the spread of the coronavirus, large gatherings are forbidden. However, just playing a card game with your family at home to pass time can have serious repercussions.

A family of four in Anlu City, Hubei Province, was publicly humiliated and paraded through the streets by police on Feb. 14 for playing poker at home. The local police ordered them to publicly read out a “repentance” letter afterwards.

A video posted online shows the family standing in front of a government building, with a man holding a “repentance” letter and leading the other three family members in reading it word by word: “Our family of four played poker in our house this afternoon, which is in violation of the order not to gather or play poker during this emergency period. We were wrong!” After reading the statement, they were made to stand there for a long time as punishment before being allowed to go home.

Another family played mahjong, a Chinese board game, at their home in Xiaogan City when a group of law enforcement personnel barged into the house and threw the mahjong tiles to the floor. This angered the family’s son, and he threw some of the mahjong tiles back at the intruders. As a result, they held him back and slapped him several times. In the end, the mahjong table was smashed. The incident prompted the son to ask whether this meant that a family can’t even have meals together.

Many other cases have been posted of people being beaten or paraded through the streets in chains because they didn’t wear masks.

In one of these videos, police restrained a man who did not wear a mask while walking on the street, and told the person in charge of disinfection, “come disinfect him!”

The person then sprayed disinfectant on the man’s body and the ground adjacent to him.

In Xi’an City, someone’s pet dog was beaten to death by a coronavirus prevention personnel with the excuse that dogs shouldn’t be walked during the outbreak.

Many people vented their anger online, saying it reminded them of the political campaigns of the past.

“Paraded through the streets?” one internet user asked. “Such mental trauma can be fatal. How are these people going to live? It’s like the cracking down on landlords in the past! I heard from my mother that my grandmother’s family used to be paraded through the streets wearing tall hats. How evil this is!”

After the communists took control of China in 1949, they launched several political campaigns—from the 1950s through the 70s. People who were labeled as “bad elements” or “counter-revolutionaries” were denounced, forced to wear tall hats and paraded through the streets as a means of humiliation. Many committed suicide because they could not endure the mistreatment.

“Committing acts of violence in the name of epidemic prevention, and slapping people in the face—isn’t this going back to the Cultural Revolution when Red Guards acted violently?” another social media user asked.

“History has shown that the absence of rule of law is far more terrible than the contagion we are experiencing today,” another stated.

Source: by Angela Bright | The Epoch Times

Records Prove Federal Government Trafficking Organs Of Aborted Unborn For Taxpayer Funded Frankenstein Type Experimentation

“These records detailing the federal government’s purchases of organs of aborted fetuses are the most disturbing I’ve ever seen in all my time at Judicial Watch,” Judicial Watch President

. Read: jwatch.us/hgnoMD

 

Judicial Watch Obtains Records Detailing NIH Purchases of Aborted Fetal Parts for ‘Humanized Mice’ Testing

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced it received 676 pages of records from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showing that the agency paid thousands of dollars to a California-based firm to purchase organs from aborted human fetuses to create “humanized mice” for HIV research.

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COVID 19 – Slow Rollout of a New 9/11 & Potential Bio-Patriot Act – Dr. Paul Cottrell

Best comprehensive summary on the internet to date about what is happening with this virus in America and what we must do about it.

The discussion begins at 6:20. Recommend playing at 1.5X speed.

Oregon, California Patriots Push For Secession – Look To Join Idaho

Residents sick of Oregon’s Democrat politicians want to redraw state boundaries

Oregon residents who are fed up with the state’s Democrat politicians threatening their Constitutional rights are proposing a secession movement that would have over a dozen counties join the neighboring state of Idaho.

Six counties in northern California would join the conservative Oregon counties in redistricting to Idaho, according to a website promoting the measure.

The group, “Move Oregon’s Border for a Greater Idaho,” is gaining traction with multiple counties, allowing voters to weigh in on the proposal and possibly even getting the measure on the ballot in November.

“We’re picking up momentum. It takes a lot of oomph to get something like this started. I call it a peaceful revolution,” one of the group’s leaders Mike McCarter said.

“Rural counties have become increasingly outraged by laws coming out of the Oregon Legislature that threaten our livelihoods, our industries, our wallet, our gun rights, and our values,” McCarter continued. “We tried voting those legislators out, but rural Oregon is outnumbered and our voices are now ignored. This is our last resort.”

The Republican leader in the state Senate, Sen. Herman Baertschiger, supports the idea and told CNN he’d even help write the secession legislation.

“Democrats should be paying attention to how unhappy these Oregonians are with the current regime to seek secession from Oregon. I would welcome the idea to serve on the Greater Idaho legislature!” he said.

Rep. Gary Leif, a Republican in the Oregon House of Representatives, has a poster of the “Greater Idaho” map hanging in his office.

“The Greater Idaho would then be the only West Coast state that is a conservative red coastal state. We would then truly be representing conservative values with rural constituents,” Leif explained.

A website for Greater Idaho cites economic restrictions, attacks on religious liberty and infringements on citizens’ Second Amendment rights as reasons for the movement.

A similar movement is taking place in Virginia as Democrat politicians in the state continue passing anti-Second Amendment legislation prompting calls for counties secede and join the more conservative West Virginia.

Source: by Kelen McBreen | Infowars

China Deploys 40 Mobile Incinerators To Wuhan: Report

While China has come under fire over claims that they are grossly under reporting coronavirus figures, Chinese media is reporting that 40 industrial incinerators have been deployed to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak which has officially killed more than 2,000 people  – mostly in China.

Mobile incinerators deployed to Wuhan (image, Weibo)

The incinerators, typically used to dispose of animal carcasses, are now being used to handle ‘medical waste,’ according to NTDand relayed by the Daily Star. Sources quoted in the Chinese media reports have raised obvious questions as to whether they are (or will be) used to dispose of human remains.

According to the reports, the mobile incinerators are able to destroy up to five tons of waste per day – burning a load in as little as two seconds. The units are reportedly the size of a 20-foot standard shipping container and have a volume of 30 cubic meters – and are able to crush solid waste, incinerate it, and then ‘purify the smoke.’

Wuhan medics deployed to deal with the virus (image, Weiblo)

The Chinese military is said to have tested the units in Golmud, Quinghai in January before they were sanctioned for use. Large trucks have been reportedly spotted transporting the incinerators into Wuhan.

Professor Ming Ju reportedly said he believes the cabins are “mobile incinerators” for bodies.

And meanwhile, Professor Qu Zan said the virus could not survive the 850 degree heat created by the furnace.

Wuhan locals reportedly have questions the need for such cabins as there is not a widespread infection of animals with the virus. –Daily Star

The coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has officially killed 2011 people and infected more than 75,000. As we have reported ad nauseam, however, the official count is likely to be much higher.

Source: ZeroHedge

Lesbians Removed From Australian Pride For “transphobia”

Arielle Scarcella

A lesbian event has been removed from Sydney, Australia’s LGBT Pride after a vocal minority protested the participation of a popular lesbian YouTuber with critical views towards transgender self-ID.

Arielle Scarcella runs an LGBT-centred YouTube channel with over 630,000 subscribers.

She has also spoken out against self-ID laws which have enabled biological males to be transferred to women’s prisons after the commission of serious offences, such as sexual assaults. In 2018, Scarcella collaborated on a video with Blaire White discussing how lesbian sexual preferences that do not include an attraction to biological males who transition to female were not “transphobic.”

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New York Issues Gag Order to E.M.S, Police and Fire, Not To Talk About Spread Of Coronavirus

There are now allegedly CONFIRMED coronavirus cases in Watertown, Buffalo and Rochester New York.  HOWEVER, New York State has issued a GAG ORDER to Health care professionals, police, fire and EMS, forbidding them from talking to anyone in any form, about confirmed or suspected cases of Coronavirus.   

According to the local citizen, multiple confirmed cases of Coronavirus are at DeGraf Memorial Hospital in North Tonowanda and no one is allowed to talk about it.

The video below tells the story:

Source: Hal Turner Radio Show

“There’s Just Too Many White People In Here”

Progressive Black Student Lectures Whites In “Multicultural” University Area

Nothing says “multi-culturalism” quite like singling out people of one race and telling them that they don’t belong in a common area. Such was the case in a video that has been making its rounds on Reddit.

The video, called “Black girl tells whites to leave multicultural student center”, shows a student at the University of Virginia asking white people to leave what appears to be a University common area, where they are sitting and working.

“Public service announcement,” she starts by saying. “If y’all didn’t know this is the MSC. And frankly there’s just too many white people in here and this is a space for people of color. So just be really cognizant of the space that you’re taking up because it does make some of us POCs [people of color] feel uncomfortable when you see too many white people in here.”

She continues: “It’s only been open for four days. And frankly there’s the whole University for a lot of ya’ll to be at. And there’s very few spaces for us.”

There doesn’t seem to be any reaction from other students in in the video, one of whom appears to be an Asian student working on a laptop in the background. The person taking the video then applauds. 

As one blogger noted, the video was originally tweeted by a student with the username WUF (@WafaFlofa_Flame), who referred to white students as “a bunch of infiltrators” before deleting her Twitter account.

The University issued a statement shortly thereafter, stating that the centers “are open to all members of the University community.”

Source: ZeroHedge

A MeSSaGe FRoM THe WHO…

A song by the rock group The Who about the facade one erects, or the pose one assumes, whether from pride, arrogance, insecurity or some other motive, in order to conceal his or her identity or essential self. The song lists various happenings, the pursuit or occurrence of which causes us to forget that we conceal ourselves as such.

People, especially in the West, just don’t get it yet. COVID-19 is the world changer, the reset of civilization. This bad little piece of manufactured bug is in the process of wiping out the whole Chinese economy. Because China is the start of 70-90% of the world’s supply chain, most countries’ economies and supplies are going to evaporate.

Ask yourself this:

1) What do I use every day/week/month that I cannot live without and has any part of its supply chain anchored in China?

Well, that ****’s going away. And, not for just a week, or even a few months. It’s going away for in all likelihood a couple of years at least.

2) What do I buy/eat if the local grocery stores are all closed? How long can I go without being able to shop at one?

A chain, they say, is only as strong as its weakest link. The supply chain that puts food in your local grocery store is built on so many supply chains that it would boggle your mind. Truck parts, refrigeration pumps, packaging machines, plastic wrap, the list goes on and on. All of it is going away.

3) How cheaply are you willing to work?

Figure out what you think your “price” is and then ask yourself why any manufacturer would produce anything from gasoline to chick pot pies? Because the moment they can no longer produce at a profit, they will shut down.

4) When you believe, rightly or wrong, that in leaving your home to work/shop for food could be a death sentence to not only you but to those you live with, and any of those people’s departure from the home could mean the same, what would you leave your house for?

This is the thought process that will paralyze all society. Once people realize that this beastie has a window of being asymptomatically infectious, (super spreaders), for up to 24 days, and that if you happen to get it and beat it, you have just as good a chance to catch it again, and that the second time it has much better odds of killing you than it did the first time. What are you leaving the house for again?

The folks just do not understand it yet. But they will soon.

Source: ZeroHedge

EXCLUSIVE: Feds Lock Down a Dangerous Lawsuit that Threatens To Expose The Clinton Foundation in One of The Biggest Public Thefts in U.S. History

The Feds — DOJ, IRS, FBI — are calling it the most dangerous lawsuit in America, one that threatens to expose the massive Clinton Foundation global fraud of epic proportions — a big reason why the federal bench has sealed the case.

Thomas Paine detailed this little-known lawsuit that has the rogue factions of the federal Intelligence apparatus as well as D.C. elites scurrying and beyond concerned.

The entire government has gone out of their way to protect the Clinton’s on this. Their collective plan is steal as much money as they can get away with and do whatever is necessary to remain in the elite class while the rest of us peasants scurry around in our own little rat races for their entertainment. They go to Washington to join ‘The Club’, get’en rich off everyone else’s taxes and if you don’t wake up, you’re f***ed.  Consider yourself having received the memo.

Listen to the podcast here: EXCLUSIVE: Feds Lock Down a Dangerous Lawsuit that Threatens To Expose The Clinton Foundation in One of The Biggest Public Thefts in U.S. History

Backup, episode #8: https://thomas-paine.captivate.fm/

Politically Active Billionaires Predicted Food Supply to Collapse after Outbreak

A 2015 George Soros-funded think tank predicted a 2020 breakdown of the global food supply following an outbreak — just as Bill Gates’ 2019 “event 201” simulated a global pandemic. Why are multiple billionaires speaking about outbreaks and food insecurity in 2020? Because Agenda 21/2030 isn’t just a name: it’s a war on all of us, and it has gone HOT.

Chicom Threat Narrative Update

The Real World…

@ProGunFred @WRSA It’s almost like we think they are joking. Here lately the mask has been pulled off and these Commie scumbags are telling us exactly what they have in store for us.

Look at the comments about re-education camps, gulags and the like by those Bernie Bros in that recent Project Veritas video.

Yet the Boomer-Cons just stand there saying shit like “Oh those whacky kids. They’ll grow out of it!” (Secretary Greenwood would be proud…)

Harden the fuck up. Pull your head out of your third point of contact. Now.

CA has been warning us for as long as I’ve been reading @WRSA

Source: WRSA

U.S. Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders Punk’d By Russians Posing As Greta Thunberg

Two Russian pranksters duped U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders into believing they were climate change activist Greta Thunberg and her father, Svante.

Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov told A.P. News they fooled Sanders in an 11-minute call, all recorded and uploaded to YouTube on Friday. 

The call was allegedly recorded in early December, over a Skype interview with Stolyarov taking the role of Svante while an unknown woman pretends to be Greta.

Producers Kuznetsov and Stolyarov have easily fooled other high-profile victims around the world, including Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, actor Joaquin Phoenix, singer Elton John, and President Emmanuel Macron. 

Source: ZeroHedge

Money Manager Michael Pento – Upcoming Economic Data Rancid Beyond Belief

People, especially in the West, just don’t get it yet. COVID-19 is the world changer, the reset of civilization. This bad little piece of manufactured bug is in the process of wiping out the whole Chinese economy. Because China is the start of 70-90% of the world’s supply chain, most countries’ economies and supplies are going to evaporate.

Ask yourself this:

1) What do I use every day/week/month that I cannot live without and has any part of its supply chain anchored in China?

Well, that ****’s going away. And, not for just a week, or even a few months. It’s going away for in all likelihood a couple of years at least.

2) What do I buy/eat if the local grocery stores are all closed? How long can I go without being able to shop at one?

A chain, they say, is only as strong as its weakest link. The supply chain that puts food in your local grocery store is built on so many supply chains that it would boggle your mind. Truck parts, refrigeration pumps, packaging machines, plastic wrap, the list goes on and on. All of it is going away.

3) How cheaply are you willing to work?

Figure out what you think your “price” is and then ask yourself why any manufacturer would produce anything from gasoline to chick pot pies? Because the moment they can no longer produce at a profit, they will shut down.

4) When you believe, rightly or wrong, that in leaving your home to work/shop for food could be a death sentence to not only you but to those you live with, and any of those people’s departure from the home could mean the same, what would you leave your house for?

This is the thought process that will paralyze all society. Once people realize that this beastie has a window of being asymptomatically infectious, (super spreaders), for up to 24 days, and that if you happen to get it and beat it, you have just as good a chance to catch it again, and that the second time it has much better odds of killing you than it did the first time. What are you leaving the house for again?

The folks just do not understand it yet. But they will soon.

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Coronavirus CNBC coverage analysis by Dr Paul Cottrell

Don’t let the CCP and their traitorous American partners throw you off with xenophobia bullshit. Cali is the American seed center because majority of Asians arrive here via LAX . So far we’ve been lucky but the ballooning could be happening very soon here.

Democrat Senate Candidate Unveils Her Guillotine Campaign LOGO

Socialist candidate says execution device a ‘symbol of the work we have to do’

A Democratic Senate candidate has unveiled the guillotine as her campaign’s new logo to symbolize the “very serious problems with our government” that must be addressed “before a violent uprising becomes inevitable.”

Yes, really.

Bre Kidman, the Senate candidate of Maine challenging Susan Collins in November, and a self-described “non-binary” socialist, said the execution apparatus was the perfect symbol to represent her party’s upcoming war with the Republicans and the wealthy.

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Doctors Warn Of Even-Deadlier Coronavirus Reinfection Causing Sudden Heart Attacks

Doctors working front lines of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak have told Taiwan Times that it’s possible to become reinfected by the virus, leading to death from sudden heart failure in some cases.

Kowloon Walled City

It’s highly possible to get infected a second time. A few people recovered from the first time by their own immune system, but the meds they use are damaging their heart tissue, and when they get it the second time, the antibody doesn’t help but makes it worse, and they die a sudden death from heart failure,” reads a message forwarded to Taiwan News from a relative of one of the doctors living in the United Kingdom.

The source also said the virus has “outsmarted all of us,” as it can hide symptoms for up to 24 days. This assertion has been made independently elsewhere, with Chinese pulmonologist Zhong Nanshan (鍾南山) saying the average incubation period is three days, but it can take as little as one day and up to 24 days to develop symptoms.

Also, the source said that false negative tests for the virus are fairly common. “It can fool the test kit – there were cases that they found, the CT scan shows both lungs are fully infected but the test came back negative four times. The fifth test came back positive.” –Taiwan Times

The cytokine storm is best exemplified by severe lung infections, in which local inflammation spills over into the systemic circulation, producing systemic sepsis, as defined by persistent hypotension, hyper- or hypothermia, leukocytosis or leukopenia, and often thrombocytopenia.

In addition to lung infections, the cytokine storm is a consequence of severe infections in the gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, central nervous system, skin, joint spaces, and other sites. (Tisoncik, et. al, Into the Eye of the Cytokine Storm)(2012)

According to the 2012 study, “Cytokine storms are associated with a wide variety of infectious and noninfectious diseases and have even been the unfortunate consequence of attempts at therapeutic intervention.”

How do coronaviruses enter the body?

With SARS (sudden acute respiratory syndrome), another coronavirus, researchers discovered that one of the ways the disease attaches itself is through an enzyme known as ACE2, a ‘functional receptor’ produced in several organs (oral and nasal mucosa, nasopharynx, lung, stomach, small intestine, colon, skin, lymph nodes, thymus, bone marrow, spleen, liver, kidney, and brain).

ACE2 is also “abundantly present in humans in the epithelia of the lung and small intestine, which might provide possible routes of entry for the SARS-CoV,” while it was also observed “in arterial and venous endothelial cells and arterial smooth muscle cells” – which would include the heart.

This has led some to speculate that Asians, who have higher concentrations of ACE2 (per the 1000 genome project) may be affected to a greater degree than those of European ancestry, who produce the least of it – and have largely been the asymptomatic ‘super spreaders‘ such as Diamond Princess coronavirus victim Rebecca Frasure.

And so while more research on COVID-19 is urgently needed – we know that coronavirus can target ACE2 receptors, which are found in the cardiovascuar system. And we have seen evidence of both sudden collapses and neurological damage from footage pouring out of Wuhan, China.

If the virus can reinfect patients and cause cytokine storms and sudden death – possibly exacerbated by therapeutic intervention – treating the coronavirus which CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield says will become widespread throughout the United States ‘this year or next,’ it is vitally important to understand exactly how COVID-19 works, and how to treat it. That would require cooperation from China and a CDC team on the ground in the epicenter. For some unknown reason, however, China still refuses to grant US scientists access to ground zero.

Source: ZeroHedge

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Affect Availability and Cost of THESE Essential Products From China

(Daisy Luther) The effects of the Wuhan coronavirus could end up being far more widespread than the illness itself. It is already affecting China’s economy, potentially to the tune of $60 billion. Other predictions are even less optimistic, suggesting that if the outbreak isn’t rapidly contained, Chinese banks could face $6 trillion disaster.

And the fallout won’t stop with China. The United States and China are intimately linked economically. The coronavirus outbreak could directly affect our economy, as well as the availability of many essential products that are made in China.

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Proof That the Coronavirus Is a Bioweapon and Its Final Purpose Is to Wipeout America

(Dave Hodges) I have wondered about how accurate the experts are with regard to the notion that the Coronavirus is a bio-weapon and its final target is America. The excerpts of the following two speeches made almost 14 years apart, by Communist Chinese leaders, leaves no doubt. Judge for yourself. 

Speech to take over America December, 2005 by Comrade Chi Haotian –the Vice-Chairman of China’s Military Commission  (excerpt)

We the descendants of the Chinese nation are ENTITLED to the possession of the land!!! It is historical destiny that China and United States will come into unavoidable confrontation on a narrow path and fight. In the long run, the relationship of China and the United States is one of a life-and-death struggle.

Of course, right now it is not the time to openly break up with them yet. Our reform and opening to the outside world still rely on their capital and technology. We still need America. Therefore, we must do everything we can to promote our relationship with America, learn from America in all aspects and use America as an example to reconstruct our country.

Only by using special means to ‘clean up’ America will we be able to lead the Chinese people there. Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves. 

There has been rapid development of modern biological technology, and new bio weapons have been invented one after another. Of course we have not been idle; in the past years we have seized the opportunity to master weapons of this kind. We are capable of achieving our purpose of ‘cleaning up’ America all of a sudden. When Comrade Xiaoping was still with us, the Party Central committee had the perspicacity to make the right decision not to develop aircraft carrier groups and focused instead on developing lethal weapons that can eliminate mass populations of the enemy country.

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Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe Advocates American Genocide with Bio-weapons (excerpt)

…When we decide to revitalize China based on the German model, we must not repeat the mistakes they made. Specifically, the following are the fundamental causes for the defeat of Germany and Japan: First, they had too many enemies all at once, as they did not adhere to the principle of eliminating enemies one at a time; second, they were too impetuous, lacking the patience and perseverance required for great accomplishments; third, when the time came for them to be ruthless, they turned out to be too soft, therefore leaving troubles that resurfaced later on. Let’s presume that back then Germany and Japan had been able to keep the United States neutral and had fought a protracted war step by step on the Soviet front. If they had adopted this approach, gained some time to advance their research, eventually succeeded in obtaining the technology of nuclear weapons and missiles, and launched surprise attacks against the United States and the Soviet Union using them, then the United States and the Soviet Union would not have been able to defend themselves and would have had to surrender. Little Japan, in particular, made an egregious mistake in launching the sneak strike at Pearl Harbor. This attack did not hit the vital parts of the United States. Instead it dragged the United States into the war, into the ranks of the gravediggers that eventually buried the German and Japanese fascists. Of course, if they had not made these three mistakes and won the war, history would have been written in a different fashion. If that had been the case, China would not be in our hands. Japan might have relocated their capital to China and ruled over China. Afterwards, China and the whole of Asia under Japan’s command would have brought into full play the oriental wisdom, conquered the West ruled by Germany and unified the whole world. This is irrelevant, of course…

…Our Chinese people are wiser than the Germans because, fundamentally, our race is superior to theirs. As a result, we have a longer history, more people, and larger land area. On this basis, our ancestors left us with the two most essential heritages, which are atheism and great unity…

…We also must never forget what Comrade Xiaoping emphasized “refrain from revealing the ambitions and put others off the track.” The hidden message is: we must put up with America; we must conceal our ultimate goals, hide our capabilities and await the opportunity. In this way, our mind is clear. Why have we not updated our national anthem with something peaceful? Why did we not change the anthem’s theme of war? Instead, when revising the Constitution this time, for the first time we clearly specified “March of the Volunteers” is our national anthem. Thus we will understand why we constantly talk loudly about the “Taiwan issue” but not the “American issue.”…

Only by using special means to “clean up” America will we be able to lead the Chinese people there. This is the only choice left for us. This is not a matter of whether we are willing to do it or not. What kind of special means is there available for us to “clean up” America? Conventional weapons such as fighters, canons, missiles and battleships won’t do; neither will highly destructive weapons such as nuclear weapons. We are not as foolish as to want to perish together with America by using nuclear weapons, despite the fact that we have been exclaiming that we will have the Taiwan issue resolved at whatever cost. Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves

…From a humanitarian perspective, we should issue a warning to the American people and persuade them to leave America and leave the land they have lived in to the Chinese people. Or at least they should leave half of the United States to be China’s colony, because America was first discovered by the Chinese. But would this work? If this strategy does not work, then there is only one choice left to us. That is, use decisive means to “clean up” America, and reserve America for our use in a moment. Our historical experience has proven that as long as we make it happen, nobody in the world can do anything about us. Furthermore, if the United States as the leader is gone, then other enemies have to surrender to us. Biological weapons are unprecedented in their ruthlessness, but if the Americans do not die then the Chinese have to die. If the Chinese people are strapped to the present land, a total societal collapse is bound to take place. According to the computation of the author of Yellow Peril, more than half of the Chinese will die, and that figure would be more than 800 million people! Just after the liberation, our yellow land supported nearly 500 million people, while today the official figure of the population is more than 1.3 billion. This yellow land has reached the limit of its capacity. One day, who knows how soon it will come, the great collapse will occur any time and more than half of the population will have to go. We must prepare ourselves for two scenarios. If our biological weapons succeed in the surprise attack [on the United States, the Chinese people will be able to keep their losses at a minimum in the fight against the United States. If, however, the attack fails and triggers a nuclear retaliation from the United States, China would perhaps suffer a catastrophe in which more than half of its population would perish. That is why we need to be ready with air defense systems for our big and medium-sized cities. Whatever the case may be, we can only move forward fearlessly for the sake of our Party and state and our nation’s future, regardless of the hardships we have to face and the sacrifices we have to make. The population, even if more than half dies, can be reproduced. But if the Party falls, everything is gone, and forever gone! In Chinese history, in the replacement of dynasties, the ruthless have always won and the benevolent have always failed. The most typical example involved Xiang Yu the King of Chu, who, after defeating Liu Bang, failed to continue to chase after him and eliminate his forces, and this leniency resulted in Xiang Yu’s death and Liu’s victory (during the war between Chu and Han, just after the Qin Dynasty (221-206BC) was overthrown). Therefore, we must emphasize the importance of adopting resolute measures. In the future, the two rivals, China and the United States, will eventually meet each other in a narrow road, and our leniency to the Americans will mean cruelty toward the Chinese people. Here some people may want to ask me: what about the several millions of our compatriots in the United States?

It is indeed brutal to kill one or two hundred million Americans. But that is the only path that will secure a Chinese century, a century in which the CCP leads the world. We, as revolutionary humanitarians, do not want deaths. But if history confronts us with a choice between deaths of Chinese and those of Americans, we’d have to pick the latter, as, for us, it is more important to safeguard the lives of the Chinese people and the life of our Party. That is because, after all, we are Chinese and members of the CCP. Since the day we joined the CCP, the Party’s life has always been above all else! History will prove that we made the right choice.

Chinese defense minister’s speech in full, pdf.
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Source: by Dave Hodges | The Common Sense Show

Chaos Is Coming: U.S. To Start Testing People With Flu Symptoms

Brace for chaos: in a few weeks, the next person to sneeze may be arrested quietly pulled aside by the authorities and tested for coronavirus.

People in the US experiencing flu-like symptoms will be screened for the latest coronavirus that originated from China, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced during a briefing on Friday, adding that it will roll out 5 labs, in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle, to screen patients through the ominously sounding “national flu surveillance program”; if that wasn’t bad enough, they also said the program is likely to expand as more confirmed cases are expected in the coming days and weeks.

Justifying the move, CDC officials said that there could be undetected cases of the mysterious illness in communities across the US, as the country experiences a dramatic spike in flu as the season approaches its halfway point.

The agency plans to expand to more cities until it has achieved “national surveillance”.

“They are currently testing for influenza. The idea is they will test the influenza negative specimens,” said Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. There are now 15 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the US and more than 600 people remain in quarantine.

Which, of course is a prudent move, if only it weren’t for the fact that tens of millions of Americans are about to get sick as we enter the peak of flu season, and every sneeze or cough will lead to panicked phone calls to the local ER (or police), and potentially in self-imposed quarantine as more and more Americans await an “all clear” signal before life returns back to normal. Alas, with the coronavirus pandemic running rampang in China, this may not happen for many month.

Global cases of the virus have topped 64,000, including hundreds of health workers in China as it battles to contain the virus following its outbreak in Wuhan. In the US, there have been 15th confirmed coronavirus infections while more than 1,300 people have died in China (it would have been even more had China not somehow “double-counted” the dead).

The latest case in the US involves a patient who was among a group of people under a federal quarantine order in Texas following a US government-chartered flight that evacuated US citizens from China earlier this month.

Meanwhile, health officials report 26 million flu infections in the US so far this season, including 14,000 deaths. 

Source: ZeroHedge

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Harvard Expert Warns, Coronavirus Likely Just Now “Gathering Steam”

DISGRACE: Trudeau Smiles, Shakes Hands With Iranian Foreign Minister From Regime That Murdered 57 Canadians

Sometimes, leaders must show aggression, anger, and resolve. Trudeau only shows weakness and submission.

While Canada descends into mob-rule anarchy, Justin Trudeau continues his pathetic globe-trotting adventures.

And one of the most disgraceful moments of his time in office just happened.

Trudeau has pictured meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif, the foreign minister of the same regime that murdered 57 Canadians when it shot down a Ukrainian Airlines plane.

“Not a good look to see PM Trudeau with smiling FM Zarif of Iran after Canadians killed at the hands of Iranian incompetence and malice on Ukrainian plane- not to mention the innocent Iranian protestors‘ killed.”

Source: Spencer Fernando Blog

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BREAKING: Via Rail Shutting Down NATIONWIDE, CN Rail Shutting Down ENTIRE Eastern Canada Service As Illegal Blockades Continue

Survey Reveals People Who Identify As Left-Wing Are More Likely To Have Been Diagnosed With A Mental Illness

The data speaks for itself…

A new survey of more than 8,000 people has found that those who identify with left-wing political beliefs are more likely to have been diagnosed with a mental illness.

Ann Coulter’s “liberalism is a mental disorder” catchphrase has become something of a clichéd meme, but the data appears to support it.

Carried out by Slate Star Codex, the online survey collected a wealth of data from respondents about their education, demographic, lifestyle and political views.

The results show that people who occupy the farther left end of the political spectrum are more likely to have been “formally diagnosed with depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.”

In addition, the results show that the highest percentage of respondents (38%) who admit being diagnosed with forms of mental illness also identify politically as Marxists.

In comparison, just 12.1% of conservatives say they have been diagnosed with a mental disorder.

While the survey is by no means scientific, it does give an insight into how disturbed people are more likely to be attracted to fringe leftist beliefs, which in a lifestyle sense usually encourage degeneracy and a lack of moral responsibility.

“It’s not a myth that left-wingers are more mentally ill,” said conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos. “And it’s not a surprise the internet has elevated crazy people with too much time on their hands to a central place in the national discourse. The “social web” is a social fucking catastrophe.”

Source: by Paul Joseph Watson | InfoWars

Nancy Pelosi’s Staff Demands Takedown of ‘Deceptively Altered’ Video of Her SOTU Tantrum

A video shared by President Trump showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tearing apart the State of the Union address has amassed over 18 million views on social media despite her allies’ efforts to convince platforms to remove it.

The video, posted by the president last week, shows Pelosi tearing up the State of the Union address and highlights memorable moments of the speech, such as Trump honoring 100-year-old Tuskegee Airman Gen. Charles McGee. It has now surpassed 11 million views on Twitter, 3.1 million views on Facebook, and 4.1 million views on Instagram:

Source: by Hanna Bleau | Breitbart

Huntin’ Homos in Tanzania

The oldest remains of the genus Homo were found in Tanzania near Lake Olduvai, so it’s a bit queer that Tanzania is currently so homo-hostile.

Mt Kiiimanjaro

Late in January, the US State Department banned Paul Makonda, Regional Commissioner of Tanzania’s capital city of Dar es Salaam, from visiting the USA. They also forbade his immediate family members from visiting. In justifying the ban, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited “gross violations” of human rights, specifically Makonda’s aggressively anti-gay policies.

If you asked Makonda, he’d likely say that the only “gross violations” were the violations of nature that occur when men anally penetrate other men.

In October 2018, Makonda held a press conference urging Tanzanians to send him the names of any men suspected of being gay, promising to launch a “hunt” for them beginning the following week. In November 2018, he announced the establishment of a task force that would hunt down gay men, “test” them for homosexuality, and offer them a choice of conversion therapy or imprisonment.

The degree to which Makonda put his threat into action is unclear, but Tanzanian police have gone on raids to arrest people suspected of “promoting homosexuality” since at least 2016. This involves rounding up and busting people who may be doing nothing more than attending public meetings about how to stop the spread of HIV, which currently infects one out of every 20 Tanzanians.

Not only do they arrest them, though—they also enlist healthcare professionals to give them anal exams “for evidence of gay sex.

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Steep Federal Crop Insurance Budget Cuts Coming In 2021

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today released a proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget that includes steep cuts to the Department of Agriculture and federal crop insurance.

The National Crop Insurance Services released this statement in response:

“Last year brought unprecedented challenges for rural America. Even now, farmers and ranchers across the country are dealing with the lingering consequences of weather events that destroyed fields and ruined crops. And there looks to be no reprieve from the ongoing rural recession: The USDA estimates that farm cash flow will tighten this year, dropping more than $10 billion, or 9%, from 2019.

“The federal crop insurance program reacted quickly and efficiently to keep many farmers afloat during this difficult time. It’s no wonder then that the nation’s farm organizations teamed up in late 2019 to ask Congress to reject any attempts to cut crop insurance and weaken the farm safety net when it’s needed most.

“It’s inexplicable as to why OMB would target such a critical risk-management tool for budget cuts. The proposed cuts will make crop insurance un-affordable and unavailable for farmers, seriously undermining the farm safety net.”

CROP INSURANCE STATS

  1. Crop insurance protects more than 90% of America’s planted crop land acres.
  2. Farmers spend $3.5 to $4 billion per year to purchase crop insurance and bear a significant portion of losses through deductibles.
  3. Crop insurance policies provide to bank and credit lenders who assist farmers through operating loans, especially during a time of low commodity prices.
  4. The federal government spends less than a quarter of 1% of its budget on the farm safety net, including crop insurance.

Source: Successful Farming

Be Wary Of A “Bio-PATRIOT Act”

 

With a new global pandemic scare, the time has come to watch out for those who would exploit it.

(Libertarian Institute) A severe public health crisis could lead to calls for a new cabinet position, and new government powers to intervene into the personal health of American citizens. This is especially likely given the broken state of the healthcare system due to all of the bad and politicized, crony policies that have been passed over the last couple of decades.

First of all, is this virus a big deal? Yes. It’s highly infectious, and may take a long time to produce noticeable symptoms. Most people won’t die from it, but a meaningfully high proportion of those infected could require significant medical intervention to save. Even with such intervention, a meaningful percentage of people will die anyway. This mortality rate is currently estimated to be around 2% (which is high), however, I personally wouldn’t trust any specific numbers at this point. What we can trust are the actions and events taking place. For one, China’s massive response. Second, the astonishing rate of infectious spread on the quarantined cruise ships. Third, the fact that cases are beginning to appear in places like Thailand and Singapore where the infected person never traveled to China. Based on the word of epidemiologists as well as a review of the basic time frame associated with this virus, a peak of cases globally wouldn’t occur until between mid-March and mid-April.

The United States may do relatively well in containing this outbreak, mostly because very few people use public transportation relative to other countries. In Japan where everyone uses public transit, for example, it seems as if even a minor outbreak would spread very quickly. Even so, even if the United States does better than other nations, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a panicked public narrative once cases begin to emerge.

The likelihood of a proposed new public health emergency cabinet position is high. Remember how the Democratic Party is always trying to get the CDC to study gun violence? With a full time public health emergency response department, we could see backhanded intrusions into civil liberties and constitutional rights via “public health concerns”.

No matter what else is going on: war, the economy, the drug war, etc., if a public health “PATRIOT Act” is proposed, fighting it should become the single unifying purpose of the libertarian, alternative media, alternative left and right wings of American politics. I can hardly imagine a more dangerous and insidious, invasive development in the law and politics than a “Bio PATRIOT Act”.

Imagine if alternative media, called “fake news rumors,” becomes classified as a public mental health epidemic. Next, speech is controlled, folks pointed to “trusted sources” to contain the mental health outbreak. Whether or not this is likely to happen, the radical left has applied this form of reasoning in the past. Imagine if saying that the US is funding terrorists in Syria is classified as “paranoid delusion”. A US Air Force psychologist, a Major, who interviewed me for my conscientious objector application, joked that this was what he was screening for (after I passed whatever the test was). His words were that a previous applicant claimed that, “the CIA created ISIS.” This was classified as paranoid delusion and that applicant didn’t pass the test. I’m serious. Military service members are subject to UCMJ which means they do not have the same civil liberties as civilians. Thus, if a public health emergencies act passed, and curtailed civil liberties in the name of public health, you can imagine what kinds of arguments the government would make.

All alternative media could end up treated like Chelsea Manning.

Public health emergencies are tricky. Terrorism, in my opinion, is sort of a “fake” crisis. Other than the one or two extraordinary cases, most people are not threatened by terrorism. However, a genuine global pandemic is a true threat to everyday folks. Moreover, if a bio-engineered disease is released into the world, even if people recover, any old terrorist group could get their hands on it since so many would be infected by it. It would be very very hard to convince regular folks to be skeptical of government calls to assume extraordinary powers to combat this kind of threat.

With this in mind, I propose that fighting this kind of political development might require the invocation of a little conspiracy theory. For example, do we really trust Bill Gates and all his money researching diseases? Why was his dad a public advocate of eugenics? Why did Bill Gates help pay for a study of a hypothetical coronavirus outbreak just a few weeks before one started in Wuhan? I honestly have no idea if there’s a connection, and I don’t care, frankly. However, I’d happily spread such rumors if only to promote the slightest skepticism in people’s minds. There is perfectly rational cause to be skeptical of an intrusive and powerful new government agency meant to fight public health emergencies. This whole situation is about our right to be skeptical. We would be fighting those who want to remove our right to be skeptical, in the name of public health.

So, get ready folks.

Source: Libertarian Institute

Full Chinese Hospitals: No Doctors, Nurses or Medicine

Wuhan Pneumonia “square cabin hospital environment is messy! Administrator: No doctor, no responsibility for accidents

(Real Time News) Wuhan pneumonia epidemic has spread. Wuhan authorities have requisitioned gyms, campuses and other facilities and set up a “square cabin hospital” to treat a large number of patients, but the beds are all placed together without compartments. Some patients took pictures and posted news that the sanitary environment in the hospital was very bad, and the coughing sounds began to fall. Even the hospital administrator said clearly at the entrance of the hospital that there was no doctor in the square cabin hospital. “This is not a hospital. There is nothing wrong with the patient. People are responsible. “

A Chinese netizen broke the news on Weibo. After his relatives and friends were diagnosed with Wuhan pneumonia, he was taken to Wuhan Fangcai Hospital. “The environment here is very poor.” “1,000 people share a toilet, and no one cleans it. Outside the pit. “It was also revealed that the hospital did not see any doctors or nurses giving out medicines, or even oxygen cylinders. The patients coughed one after another, bluntly that the environment was quite unsuitable for medical treatment, but the account was blocked by Weibo afterwards.

In addition, a video was circulated on the Internet. Some netizens took pictures of the administrators of the cabin hospital below to warn the public that the square cabin hospital is not a hospital at all, but a quarantine point because there are no medical facilities. The hospital does not accept people with severe illnesses and people who cannot take care of themselves. ; The patient cannot come out when he enters; if something happens to the patient unfortunately, “no one is responsible, and we cannot afford this responsibility.”

There are also family members of patients asking what to do if his mother needs medicine and injections, and the administrator responds that there is no way, because there is no medical equipment in the hospital, and in the end he bluntly said that if he can’t accept the rule of no entry, You still go home and isolate. “

Coronavirus: “To Really Destroy the USA, Just Stop Sending…”

Source: https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/world/breakingnews/3061860

Club Moves – Bloomberg Jumps into Third…

As predictable as the sunrise.  Club engineers now maneuver Michael Bloomberg into third place.  Notice how Morning Consult positions the graphic with Bloomberg leaping over Warren.  Now we enter the phase were national media will discover a new found love for the former New York City mayor… a considerable shift in the corporate narrative.

Morning Consult publishes their poll of 15,000 democrats:

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg picked up another 2 points among Democratic primary voters across the country, pulling even with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at 14 percent first-choice support.

The latest survey testing hypothetical matchups between the top Democratic candidates and President Trump also brings good news for the billionaire businessman: Bloomberg leads the Republican incumbent by 7 points, the largest margin Morning Consult has measured among any candidate since it began releasing head-to-head results in early January (more)

Nothing is organic.  Everything is controlled and scripted.  Joe Biden, usefulness exhausted, is positioned to collapse.  The Biden support will be given two options to coalesce by the influence of the national corporate media: Bloomberg or Bernie?

Bernie Sanders becomes the grassroots Rodney Dangerfield of the DNC Club.  The key influence agents; the professional donor class within the Club, will unite with MSM to promote Bloomberg.  And so it will go…

As the battle between Grassroots (Bernie) and Astroturf (Bloomberg) plays out, a  pre-existing concern remains….

“One issue of concern amid the internal battle for the primary, DNC Club -vs- Bernie, is Bloomberg’s #1 advocacy point and how that *could* play out with increasingly desperate leaders.

A Parkland type event happening in/around early primary voting would benefit Bloomberg.”

Source: by Sundance | The Conservative Tree House

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Bloomberg Considers Hillary For Running Mate

U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) Firing Various Weapons

U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) fires various weapons systems during training exercises, including the Close-In Weapons System (CIWS), 5-inch Main Naval gun, 25mm Bushmaster cannon, and an SM-2 vertical launched missile. Filmed in July 2019. Film Credits:

U.S. Navy Video by Austin Rooney and Jonathan Snyder, Defense Media Activity – Navy Production – Released

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U.S. Soldiers Bring Arty To The Party • M-777 Howitzer

U.S. Army Soldiers fire the M-777 Howitzer during a culminating field artillery exercise at Fort Sill, Oklahoma on July 18, 2019.

Film Credits: U.S. Army Video by Sgt. Geradine Cadet-Smith, Defense Media Activity – Army

Southern Border Wall Includes Hundreds Of Flood Gates Left Open For Months

There’s literal flood gates on President Trump’s border wall with Mexico, and U.S. Border Patrol leaves them wide open for months at a time.

This photo from Aug. 13 shows a gate in bollard-style fencing on John Ladd’s ranch along the U.S.-Mexico border. The gates remain open during the summer, with strands of barbed wire to prevent cattle from crossing the border. (Ariana Brocious/Courtesy Arizona Public Media)

The situation provides easy access for drug smugglers who pass through John Ladd’s Arizona cattle ranch with massive satchels of marijuana, though instead of simply driving across they must now crawl through the mud.

“The border is so diverse,” Roy Villareal, Tucson sector chief for the U.S. Border Patrol, told