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  2. I would love to see a compilation of private-sector stand-and-perform companies (like GM and Ford, and MyPillow, for example), updated regularly, so that when we are freed to begin spending on a normal basis again, we will know where to apply that stimulus...
  3. Thing is, if this is what he really wants the 1st thing is 1. Admit there's a problem, 2. Get All the dirt out in public, let the chips fall where they may. 3. Then the rebuilding can start.
  4. About That Anthony Weiner Laptop… Will we ever know what was on Anthony Weiner’s laptop? Apparently not, if we are to rely on the FBI to provide us the whole truth. I mean, who among us can believe ANYTHING coming from the FBI these days – even in the Age of Trump? Director Christopher Wray appears to be more concerned about protecting the outward appearance of his agency than disclosing any Obama-era criminal conduct. And we know there is plenty of that just from the public record!
  5. PJ Media This week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a "Statement of Interest" in support of female athletes suing the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) over its transgender policy. CIAC has claimed that federal law requires schools to allow biological males to compete in women's sports, while the female athletes claim this constitutes unfair discrimination in violation of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. The DOJ statement clarifies that federal law does not require or support the CIAC policy. "Allowing biological males to compete in all-female sports deprives women of the opportunity to participate fully and fairly in sports and is fundamentally unfair to female athletes," Attorney General William Barr said in a statement Tuesday. "Sports are an important part of education and character development and provide an arena where individual discipline can result in achievement and recognition. The purpose of all-female athletics is to ensure that women have an equal opportunity to participate, compete and excel in this important part of life."
  6. The Imaginative Conservative David Deavel March 27th, 2020 Is it just me, asks a politically moderate friend, or is it mostly conservatives who are skeptical about the dangers involved in and the necessary precautions needed to contain the danger of the Wuhan corona virus? Why is that? As one of the conservative friends he is probably thinking of, I’d like to answer him. I think he is right. Though there are some conservatives who do think that we are faced with an unparalleled medical crisis, and some liberals who are not, it is indeed more likely that conservatives are skeptical about the doom-and-gloom scenarios that are being presented as absolute certainties unless the country as a whole is essentially shut down for months. Many have expressed dismay about this skepticism, calling us “deniers” or simply accusing us of valuing money or our own comfort over human life. But this skepticism comes from a number of different reasons. While I think this skepticism, like any skepticism, can be taken too far absent other intellectual virtues, I think it is both eminently reasonable in the present case and will prove right in the long run. (Snip) The problem that those who are angry with our skepticism have to face is that they are relying on experts who don’t have all the data. Experts, however, don’t always agree. Not only are these factors of knowledge in play, but U.S. businesses are hard at work on all sorts of projects to expand our medical capacity and treat the illness. G.M. and Ford are converting assembly lines to create more ventilators for the U.S. Researchers at the University of Minnesota are hard at work on a project to build ventilators from standard available medical equipment for a cost of about $500 per unit. Many clinical trials for vaccines have already begun both in the U.S. and abroad. If one of them works, we could have it available in a little over a year. Success has been found treating some patients who already have the virus with several different drugs already available for use with other drugs like malaria. The difficulty with the “it’s exponential, stupid” crowd is that they are assuming not only that deaths will increase many times what they are now, but that they will stay that way. For those saying we will lose 2 million Americans over the next eighteen months, they have to assume that we will average nearly 3700 deaths per day every day during that time. Even 1.2 million would require 2200 deaths per day. I am certainly willing to believe that this virus might end up killing or contributing to the deaths of several times the number killed by our annual flu. But do the predictions seem reasonable given all that’s being done not only to change our behavior but also to solve the problem? Uncertain Knowledge versus Certain Facts (Snip)
  7. Dawn Mar. 28 2020 The Taliban refused to negotiate with the team announced by the Afghan government, the militant group’s spokesman said on Saturday, in a potential setback to the next steps of the US brokered peace process. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group would not negotiate with the team as it was not selected in a way that included “all Afghan factions”. The Afghan government announced a team late on Thursday, which was later praised as “inclusive” by US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. The United States signed a troop withdrawal deal with the Taliban in February, but progress on moving to negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government has been delayed by a feud between Afghan politicians and disagreement between the Taliban and the government over the release of prisoners and a possible ceasefire as preconditions for talks. (Snip)
  8. The Jerusalem Post Islamic State supporter sought to fight in Syria, murder 13,500 people in Germany BENJAMIN WEINTHAL MARCH 28, 2020 BERLIN — A German court in the city of Düsseldorf sentenced a Tunisian national on Thursday to a 10-year prison term for planning a biological terror attack that could have murdered as many as 13,500 people. The 31-year-old jihadi Sief Allah H. planned the mass murder with his wife, the 41-year-old German Yasmin. The presiding judge Jan van Lessen said that the couple "wanted to create a climate of fear and uncertainty among the German population.” According to the court statement, the couple started in September 2017 to organize a “jihadi motivated explosive attack in Germany” with the use of the “deadly poison ricin.” Sief Allah H. supported the Islamic State and ordered castor seeds and metal ball bearings via the internet to construct the biological weapon. (Snip)
  9. The Oklahoman Chris Casteel Sat, March 28, 2020 Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, a physician who became a powerful voice in Congress on government spending and waste, died early Saturday after a long fight with prostate cancer. He was 72. Coburn, a Republican from Muskogee, served in the Senate from 2005 to 2015 and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001. After leaving the Senate, he pushed for a constitutional convention and advocated for a range of conservative fiscal causes. A statement from Coburn's family said, "Because of his strong faith, he rested in the hope found in John chapter 11 verse 25 where Jesus said, 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, will live, even though they die.' Today he lives in heaven." A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced, the family said. Coburn is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carolyn; daughters Sarah, Katie, and Callie; and nine grandchildren. "He’s been fighting up to the very end," a friend said Saturday. "He was fighting for all of the things he still believed in." (Snip)
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  11. Good For His Business! The Only thing that frightens me is how easily so many people have bought into this.
  12. Spiked Mar. 24 2020 Paul Coleman, author of Censored, talks to Brendan O’Neill about origins of Europe’s hate-speech laws and how everything from mainstream opinions to religious beliefs can now be criminalised.
  13. Townhall Dr. Jonathan Baugh, an emergency medicine physician who works out of Utah, knows firsthand what a major role telemedicine can play during this coronavirus outbreak. He's the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Remote Health Solutions, a full service telemedicine provider, and he routinely conducts virtual exams with patients. The classic telemedicine meeting, he explained, is a FaceTime video conference call. They have the capability to locate a patient with a device that has associated peripherals and includes items such as thermometers and scales. Remote Health Solutions works with providers or primary care physicians to get those tablets into the hands of the patient. The patient uses the tablet to check their vital signs daily, and those results are then forwarded to a "cloud" and give doctors like Baugh the ability to identify changes in trends. Increases in blood pressure, overnight weight gain, etc. There are a few obvious symptoms that physicians like Dr. Baugh are on high alert for during the COVID-19 outbreak. The big three, most know by now, are cough, fever, and shortness of breath. In some cases, a patient may experience body aches and nausea. But, as the doctor explained, identifying the symptoms alone aren't enough. They also need to look at the individual's medical history. Of course, there are cases where Dr. Baugh has had to tell his patient to stop talking to him online and go to their local hospital. "We are seeing patients where that is exactly the story," he explained to Townhall. "They tell the right story, we recommend them to go and get that definitive exam and swab so we can start the isolation. If they're mild or low risk then we can quarantine or isolate in place and continue to monitor them there. If vital signs change, then we can instruct them to see the ER." Those with mild symptoms are instructed to monitor their vital signs twice a day. For severe symptom patients, they are instructed to monitor every six-hour vital sign monitoring and twice a day telemedicine exams "to stay ahead of the curve." Adam Hardage, CEO of Remote Health Solutions, put an exclamation point on the need for telehealth at this critical moment. "There's no more important discipline to stop the spread besides telehealth," he said. "Period full stop. You need diagnostic telehealth. You've got to start with containment. You have to remotely diagnose the problem." I asked both Hardage and Dr. Baugh to rate the White House coronavirus task force's efforts thus far, and how it's impacted their own work. Dr. Baugh said that "they're steering the ship in the right direction," but he had some concerns about President Trump's optimistic timeline. Trump recently said he'd like to see the country reopen by Easter.
  14. Pandemic Response: Just How Evil Are the Democrats?
  15. What the Media Isn't Telling You About the United States' Coronavirus Case Numbers When President Trump said this week that the United States had done more testing than South Korea, USA Today was quick to fact-check his claim by pointing out, "The United States population is more than six times the size of South Korea’s. On a per-capita basis, South Korea is testing far more of its citizens than the U.S." In this case, the media attempted to use a per capita comparison against Trump. CNN and MSNBC each made similar fact-checks. On Thursday, the New York Times made a big fuss over the fact that more than 81,321 Americans have been infected with the coronavirus, which is "more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen." According to their report, the United States, following "a series of missteps," is now "the epicenter of the pandemic." But, is it really? China's confirmed cases topped out at around 80,000, but, as PJM's Victoria Taft noted, China reportedly stopped conducting tests in order to show the world they've contained the spread of the virus. So, comparing any country to China at this point is useless.
  16. Grandstanding Michigan Gov Suggests Trump Admin Telling Vendors Not to Send the State Medical Supplies
  17. It's closer to nearly three times the mortality of common flu, according to those figures, but still a LOT less fatal than was originally touted... And as it is still being promoted by the MSM!
  18. One America News Dr. Anthony Fauci, the health specialist on the coronavirus task force, has said the virus’s mortality rate is closer to that of a bad case of the flu. In a Thursday report published by the New England Journal of Medicine, Fauci conceded COVID-19’s death rate was twice that of the common flu, making it roughly 0.28 percent. That rate is exceptionally low, especially when compared to that of the SARS and MERS epidemics, which peaked at 9 percent and 36 percent respectively. His latest comments marked a major about-face for Fauci, who previously claimed the coronavirus was 10 times as deadly as the flu. “The seasonal flu that we deal with every year has a mortality of 0.1 percent,” he said. “I think if you count all the cases of minimally symptomatic or asymptomatic infection, that probably brings the mortality rate down to somewhere around 1 percent, which means it is 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu.”
  19. Sen. Cotton and Rep. Gallagher: China stole US capacity to make drugs — we must take it back Earlier this month, a Chinese Communist Party propaganda outlet insinuated that Beijing could cut off supplies of life-saving medicine to the United States at any time, dooming our country to “sink into the hell of a novel coronavirus epidemic.” Unfortunately, this isn’t an empty threat. The United States is dangerously dependent for pharmaceuticals on the very regime whose failures and coverups caused this deadly pandemicto spiral out of control. It’s time to change that. We have a plan to end America’s dependence on Chinese drugs and take back our ability to make pharmaceuticals and medical devices right here in America.
  20. Tony Heller Mar. 28 2020 One month ago, New York Governor Cuomo unveiled a $33 billion plan to stop climate change. He could have bought a lot of respirators with that money.
  21. Free Beacon An activist group backed by a major liberal dark money network announced plans to spend more than $1 million attacking Republican senators over the coronavirus pandemic. Tax March, a coalition of more than 70 left-wing groups, will undertake a $1.2 million ad campaign against Senators David Perdue (R., Ga.), Susan Collins (R., Maine), Pat Toomey (R., Pa.), and Ron Johnson (R., Wis.). Tax March was initially established to demand President Donald Trump release his tax returns. Its ads will attack the senators over their support for the 2017 tax bill that contained relief to some corporations that could benefit from the $2 trillion coronavirus stimuluspackage. The ad campaign joins other high-profile Democratic groups spending millions attacking President Donald Trump's response to the virus. Unlike many of those groups, however, Tax March does not disclose its benefactors. It is a part of an intricate web of activist organizations housed at Arabella Advisors, a massive dark money network that obscured the source of more than $620 million in funneled cash in 2018 alone.
  22. $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Bill Gives ‘Additional’ $75,000,000 to Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  23. No country for old Joe: Only 632 People Watch Sleepy Joe Biden’s Coronavirus Town Hall on YouTube Why can't she get it instead? Shockingly Evil! Hillary Clinton Laughs as Americans Die of Coronavirus And we wonder how it got this way: NIH failed to test coronavirus drugs, studied drunk monkeys, soap operas, and tailgating instead
  24. Breitbart Record numbers of people are turning to online faith platforms during the coronavirus crisis as their places of worship have shut down indefinitely and people of faith are urged to remain at home. The crisis has worsened just as Easter and Passover, high points of the year in the Christian and Jewish faiths, will be celebrated in the coming weeks. “For the past several weeks, as Catholic dioceses around the country and around the world have suspended Masses, EWTN has been seeing a dramatic increase in media consumption,” Michael P. Warsaw, board chairman and CEO of the EWTN Global Catholic Network, told Breitbart News: Warsaw explained how his network has reached out to people during the crisis: Family Research Council (FRC), a nonprofit research and educational organization that advocates for a family-centered philosophy of public life and espouses a biblical worldview, has provided a resource page titled “COVID-19 and the Church” on its website. The site offers creative ideas for churches and ministries to continue faith encounters in a safe manner during the crisis. In his “Washington Update” Thursday, FRC President Tony Perkins especially emphasized the seriousness of the coronavirus crisis: Perkins called on faith leaders to be creative with their ministries during this time: Orthodox Jews may also turn to online platform Zoom to celebrate the Passover Seder during the pandemic. According to a report at the Jerusalem Post, despite the usual Orthodox prohibition on the use of electricity on Shabbat and holidays, senior Orthodox rabbis are permitting families to use the cloud video platform to join with each other for Passover. The Post reported: Some faith leaders say online ministry services that are offering a more individualized faith experience during the crisis may change the way worship happens in some communities even after this episode has subsided. “I think we have an opportunity, actually, to engage at a deeper level,” Judah Smith, lead pastor of Churchome, with locations in Seattle and Los Angeles, told Fox News. “We’re finding that actually being home, engaging face-to-face is going to lead us actually to an interesting place in faith and I think will change how we worship going forward.” ________ Keeping the online faith?
  25. PJ Media Remember "credibly accused"? We heard that phrase a lot during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in 2018. After Harvey Weinstein's downfall the previous year, "credibly accused" came to be applied to almost any accusation of sexual assault, no matter how incredible. The Democrats convinced themselves that the increasingly insane accusations against Kavanaugh were true, because they were highly motivated to do so. They wanted to keep him off the Supreme Court because they thought he was going to take away any possibility of their one big dream: state-sponsored abortion on demand. By the standard our friends on the left have established, presumptive Democratic nominee and ambulatory cadaver Joe Biden has now been credibly accused of sexual assault by a former staffer named Tara Reade. I'll spare you the graphic details, but if you've got a spare 23 minutes, she told her story in an interview with The Hill yesterday: If you're not sure whether to believe Reade, here's what an expert told us just 18 months ago: Okay, Joe. Reade sounds credible to me. Unlike Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh's other accusers, Reade just told the world exactly when and where the alleged assault by Joe Biden happened. So it's falsifiable. There are specific details that can be verified or debunked. There are potential witnesses who can verify whether she and Biden were both there. It's possible to know one way or another whether she was in that place at that time, if any reporters care to check her story. (Hmmm, 1992... that was just after Joe got his first set of hair plugs, right? I'll bet he was feeling extra-sexy in that exciting new phase of his life.) And also unlike Christine Blasey Ford, Democrats don't seem to care. Or at least Democratic Party operative television comedian Jimmy Kimmel certainly doesn't. This aired the very same day as Reade's accusation: Well, maybe Jimmy just didn't get around to it. Talk about a softball interview, even by the standards of 2020 late-night "comedy." Kimmel was practically swooning. Thank goodness for social distancing, or he might've tried to gratify Biden in a way that's not suitable for network television. I wonder how that's going right now. ________ Protecting Old Man Biden.
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