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‘Proud teacher’ from Rhode Island offers to
pay anyone with COVID-19 to cough on Trump
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/30/2020 2:38:15 PM Post Reply
You’ve probably heard the expression those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach. A Rhode Island public school teacher perhaps gave that chestnut a new meaning by allegedly taking to Twitter with an offer to pay someone infected with COVID-19 to cough on President Trump. The educator in question, who has subsequently deactivated her Twitter account that purportedly operated anonymously under the handle “Proud Teacher,” is said to teach English as a Second Language to middle schoolers. She previously taught in neighboring Massachusetts. [Tweet] There is no indication as yet as to whether public school administrators will look into this matter further with an eye toward possible discipline.
Couple charged with violating N.J.
coronavirus lockdown, endangering kids
after cops break up big lawn party
Posted by Ribicon 3/30/2020 2:31:02 PM Post Reply
A Lakewood couple who hosted a gathering Sunday of 40 to 50 people on the lawn and street in front of the home have been charged with five counts of child endangerment and the husband was charged with violating the ban on gatherings due to the coronavirus outbreak, authorities said. Eliezer Silber, 37, and his wife Miriam Silber, 34, were informed that large gatherings in New Jersey have been banned for more than a week due to the worsening coronavirus pandemic, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.(Snip) The party is the latest large group gathering to be broken up by Lakewood police.
New York Mayor Bill deBlasio Announces
Immediate Government Suspension of
First Amendment…
Posted by earlybird 3/30/2020 2:27:10 PM Post Reply
New York Mayor Bill deBlasio is officially attempting to establish himself as the United States first totalitarian dictator by announcing a revocation of all New York City citizen rights under the first amendment. A stunning move. “[Government] shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for(Snip) In a stunning announcement Mayor deBlasio threatens that all religious services will be forcibly closed by city authorities “permanently” if they do not comply with the established dictates of city government.
Michael Reagan leads praise of Trump’s
leadership: ‘I’ve never seen any POTUS,
even my father …’
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/30/2020 2:17:37 PM Post Reply
You’d never know it watching most national news outlets in America, but President Donald Trump is doing a remarkable job of rising to the occasion as the nation faces an unprecedented national emergency. That’s according to those who look on absent an agenda. Fixated on the November election, the Trump-hating media is busy playing a game of “gotcha” with the president, having weaponized the coronavirus pandemic on a scale comparable to the Russian collusion hoax. Yet, in the face of the crisis brought on by the Chinese virus COVID-19, which has shut down the economy on a scale never before seen, the president continues to rise above the toxic media negativity
Study raises hope that blood plasma can
treat coronavirus patients
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/30/2020 2:11:26 PM Post Reply
A preliminary study released Friday found that blood serum from people who recovered from coronavirus was effective at treating critically ill patients, raising hope that the technique will curtail a pandemic that has already killed more than 30,000 people around the globe. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at only five patients, and the authors of the report acknowledged the need for more extensive research. But it showed promising results, and health officials have already expressed optimism that blood transfers can be used to fight the new coronavirus strain. “That’s one of our top priorities,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top expert on infectious disease,
Viral Prerequisites and Nationalist
Lessons in Time of Plague
Posted by earlybird 3/30/2020 2:02:24 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump has courted endless controversies for promoting nonconventional policies and entertaining contrarian views. From the outset, he oddly seemed to have believed that having navigated the jungles of the Manhattan real estate market—crooked politicians, mercurial unions, (Snip)—better prepared him for the job than did a 30-year tenure in the U.S. Senate. Certainly, candidate and then President Trump’s strident distrust of China was annoying to the American establishment.(Snip) since the outbreak of the virus, Trump’s idiosyncratic sixth sense has come in handy. The country is united in its furor at China—even if it is giving no credit to Trump for being years ahead of where it is now.
Macy’s will start furloughing most employees
this week as it copes with significant sales losses
Posted by NorthernDog 3/30/2020 1:53:53 PM Post Reply
Macy’s said the majority of its employees will be furloughed beginning this week as it copes with significant sales losses during the coronavirus pandemic. The retailer declined to say how many employees will be affected by the furloughs. It said it’s lost most of its sales, even as it remains open online, and that’s why cost cuts are necessary. Macy’s is one of dozens of retailers that have been forced to close stores to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. All of its stores have been closed since March 18, and it has not decided when it
De Blasio threatens to permanently close
churches down for defying orders
Posted by ladydawgfan 3/30/2020 1:42:35 PM Post Reply
Bill de Blasio threatened to permanently close down places of worship that don’t toe the line on New York City’s shutdown order. Specifically calling out synagogues and churches, the mayor on Friday somehow overlooked mentioning mosques in his authoritarian press conference declaration. [Tweet / video] “I want to say to all those who are preparing for the potential of religious services this weekend: If you go to your synagogue, if you go to your church and attempt to hold services after having been told so often not to, our enforcement agents will have no choice but to shut down those services,” said de Blasio.
In Late February, Nancy Pelosi
Encouraged Large Groups
to Congregate in Chinatown
Posted by MindMadeUp 3/30/2020 1:30:55 PM Post Reply

A video clip from late February shows Nancy Pelosi encouraging large groups of people to congregate in San Francisco’s Chinatown before she would later go on to blame President Trump’s early “denial” for the spread of coronavirus. The footage, which was taken on February 24th, is introduced by a reporter noting how Pelosi wanted residents to understand how it’s “perfectly safe to be here” in Chinatown. “We do want to say to people, come to Chinatown, here we are…come join us,” said Pelosi.

Nonprofit says older dogs need
fostering amid coronavirus crisis,
offers to pay the costs
Posted by ramona 3/30/2020 12:44:55 PM Post Reply
Amid the escalating coronavirus pandemic, Erin Stanton, owner of Susie's Senior Dogs (SSD), is stepping up to help elderly pets by covering the cost of fostering them. In an interview with Fox News, she explained that there is a greater need to get dogs out of shelters during the COVID-19 crisis. That’s because of limited volunteers, and the lessened ability for people to go to shelters and adopt. In turn, dogs receiving limited walks and care. It was a call to action for Stanton.
Exclusive: Number of people attending
crisis kitchen at Los Angeles' Skid Row
triples in wake of coronavirus pandemic
as charities say they are overwhelmed
and fear worse is coming
Posted by Ribicon 3/30/2020 12:43:02 PM Post Reply
The number of people visiting Los Angeles' notorious Skid Row for free meals has tripled since the city went on lockdown two weeks ago, can disclose. Skid Row is home to 5,000 homeless people–3,000 of whom sleep in shabby tents or wrapped in blankets on the sidewalk itself. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city would add thousands of temporary shelter beds to get the population off the streets to protect them from coronavirus on March 19. But photos taken exclusively by reveal there has been no decline in the number of rough sleepers in the area, while local charities say they are being overwhelmed
Dutch Doctors Ask Eldery to Choose:
Ventilation or Let Virus ‘Run Its Course’
Posted by kreeger 3/30/2020 12:36:34 PM Post Reply
Dutch doctors are asking their older patients to choose between either long-term ventilation or letting nature take its course if they become infected with the Chinese coronavirus. Family doctors in the Netherlands are asking all citizens who have passed a certain age to put in writing whether they’d like to be put on a ventilator or not if they become infected, according to a report by Il Giornale — which characterised the latter option as a form of “euthanasia”.
We're All Germophobes Now replies
Posted by DVC 3/30/2020 12:23:21 PM Post Reply
After 9/11, life in America changed in significant ways. Assumptions of our safety and security were shaken to their roots. Our behavior and our beliefs were greatly modified. Air travel was completely transformed, as well as security measures in our buildings, sporting events, and schools. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its sub-agency, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) were created. Our freedoms and privacy were negatively altered with the introduction of the Patriot Act. Our heightened fear resulted in increased government authority. What will our post-Wuhan world look like? When we emerge from our erstwhile sanctuaries like nuclear war survivors
Union Probe Finds Close Biden Ally
Misappropriated Millions
Posted by Imright 3/30/2020 12:13:08 PM Post Reply
One of Joe Biden's closest labor allies inappropriately siphoned nearly $1 million from a union pension fund as the labor group suffered from a "systemic misrepresentation in financial reporting," according to an internal probe obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Harold Schaitberger, the president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), which represents more than 300,000 firefighters, is facing accusations of corruption and gross financial malpractice from his closest deputies. Edward Kelly, the general secretary-treasurer and the number two of the union, detailed the findings of his team's audit in a March 20 internal memorandum.
Wuhan residents say coronavirus figures
released by China don't add up
Posted by Harlowe 3/30/2020 11:59:12 AM Post Reply
Chinese officials, desperate to recast the country as a global leader that has conquered the coronavirus, have been saying that its death rates are decreasing in the city of Wuhan. The problem, residents say, is that the numbers don't add up.(Snip)Despite China's propaganda pushers being all smiles for the international community, residents told Radio Free Asia that Beijing's claims that there were only 2,500 deaths in Wuhan is far from reality. For more than a week, seven large funeral homes that serve Wuhan have been handing out the cremated remains of about 500 people to their families every day.
Karl Claims In Book: Trump WH Staff
Thinks His 'Mental Illness' Makes Him
a 'Genius' Leader in Crisis
Posted by Imright 3/30/2020 11:43:44 AM Post Reply
Towards the end of Monday’s Good Morning America, ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl got the opportunity to plug his new tell-all book about covering President Trump to co-anchor George Stephanopoulos. Though the interview was very short, the two journalists managed to fit in as much Trump-bashing as they could. Karl bemoaned to Stephanopoulos that the president was the same man now as he was in 2016, and his “mental illness” was being spun as a good leadership quality, by his own staff.
Johnson & Johnson: We Have Lead Vaccine
Candidate For Coronavirus, Hope For One
Billion Vaccines Worldwide
Posted by Imright 3/30/2020 11:37:21 AM Post Reply
On Monday, Johnson & Johnson announced they had selected a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate to help fight the virus. The company stated they had been working on various candidates for a vaccine since January; the goal is to provide a global supply of more than one billion doses. The company expects to conduct human clinical studies of its lead vaccine candidate at the latest by September 2020 and estimates it could start delivering the vaccine by early 2021, which it notes is “a substantially accelerated timeframe in comparison to the typical vaccine development process.”
USNS Comfort arrives in NYC
to help city’s coronavirus fight
Posted by Imright 3/30/2020 11:32:41 AM Post Reply
The USNS Comfort hospital ship arrived in New York Harbor on Monday morning to aid in the coronavirus fight. Dispatched Saturday by President Trump from Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, the craft arrived at Manhattan’s Pier 90 at 10:42 a.m., as helicopters hovered above and a few dozen onlookers braved social-distancing regulations to catch a glimpse. The vessel has a capacity of 1,000 beds, sorely needed as the contagion continues to strain the capacities of brick-and-mortar facilities. “#NYPD Harbor and Aviation escort the @USNavy USNS Comfort as it enters New York Harbor,”
A choir decided to go ahead with
rehearsal. Now dozens of members
have COVID-19 and two are dead
Posted by NorthernDog 3/30/2020 11:17:14 AM Post Reply
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — With the coronavirus quickly spreading in Washington state in early March, leaders of the Skagit Valley Chorale debated whether to go ahead with weekly rehearsal. The virus was already killing people in the Seattle area, about an hour’s drive to the south. But Skagit County hadn’t reported any cases, schools and business remained open, and prohibitions on large gatherings had yet to be announced. On March 6, Adam Burdick, the choir’s conductor, informed the 121 members in an email that amid the “stress and strain of concerns about the virus,” practice would proceed as scheduled at
More globalism gone bust: France
declares: 'Buy French!'
Posted by PageTurner 3/30/2020 11:16:52 AM Post Reply
The European Union doesn't look like it's going to make it through this coronavirus crisis. Italians, as noted yesterday, are out burning the EU flag and calling for an EU "Italexit," in the wake of Europe's failure to help them in their coronavirus distress. Now France, up until now the noisiest advocate for all the European Union stands for, is moving in that same direction. And they aren't in the kind of trouble Italy is. According to Legal Insurrection: French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has called on his countrymen to buy domestic products as the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak cripples the European single market.
Ex-Obama Campaign Mgr: Lack of Breitbarts
on Left Puts Biden at Disadvantage
Posted by Imright 3/30/2020 10:40:33 AM Post Reply
Former President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager this week said former Vice President Joe Biden will be disadvantaged in the 2020 election against President Donald Trump because the left lacks outlets like Breitbart News to help Biden “fight the social media wars.” According to a Yahoo report, David Plouffe—who helped Obama use Facebook as an online organizing tool to run circles around Hillary Clinton in the primaries and the late John McCain in the general—told “Skulduggery” podcast hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on that the 2020 campaign is going to “be a challenge”
‘She’s a sick puppy’: Trump rips Pelosi
after she criticizes his coronavirus response
Posted by Imright 3/30/2020 10:37:34 AM Post Reply
President Trump tore into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she accused him of dragging his feet in the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.“It’s a sad thing. Look, she’s a sick puppy, in my opinion,” Trump told Fox & Friends on Monday. “She’s got a lot of problems. That’s a horrible thing to say.”Pelosi said Sunday that Trump’s denial about the seriousness of the virus “was deadly.”“The president, his denial at the beginning, was deadly. His delaying of getting equipment to where it — continues his delaying in getting equipment to where it's needed is deadly," the California Democrat told CNN.
Trump’s Best Bet In Corona
Crisis Is Market Freedom
Posted by Toledo 3/30/2020 10:25:46 AM Post Reply
President Trump has an opportunity both to defeat the novel coronavirus and to gain advantage for the United States in the competition with China for global influence, which predates both the coronavirus crisis and the Trump administration. It flared earlier in this presidency during trade negotiations. It resurfaced with Mr. describing Covid-19 as the “Chinese virus.” Now, China appears to have the upper hand. It has stopped reporting virus-related deaths, with official Chinese government numbers for Wuhan at 2,500, only a small fraction of the more than 40,000 that U.S. government-sponsored Radio Free Asia says is closer to the truth.
This Too Shall Pass… replies
Posted by tyshab 3/30/2020 10:16:32 AM Post Reply
Thankfully as a nation this crisis is causing us to reevaluate our priorities: faith, family, community and freedom; and seeing the easy dispatch of liberty also reignites that oft forgotten flickering flame… Journalists are less important than janitors. Our nation’s best athletes are healthcare workers rushing to assist those in need. The true heroes are not celebrities, but rather farmers, truck drivers, stock clerks, and supermarket cashiers.
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