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The Wuhan Virus Escaped from a Chinese Lab

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Posted By: shazbot123, 3/14/2020 4:50:34 AM

First of all, Wuhan is a place and not a race, and to identify the coronavirus by its place of origin, like naming the Ebola Virus for a river in Zaire, is not racist or xenophobic — it's merely accurate. There is no racism or xenophobia in labeling an infection "Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever" or calling something "Lyme Disease" after a nearby town in Ohio. What calling this latest virus the Wuhan Virus is is a reminder of the multiple contagions China has spawned and released on an unsuspecting world.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 3/14/2020 5:16:49 AM (No. 345850)
Definitely a Must Read; “... What Xi didn't say is that the coronavirus that has sickened more than 76,000 and claimed more than 2,200 lives escaped from one of the country's bioresearch labs. But the very next day, evidence emerged suggesting that this is what happened, as the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology released a new directive entitled "Instructions on strengthening biosecurity management in microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus." KAG
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highlander 3/14/2020 5:24:07 AM (No. 345851)
As communists, the Chinese are barbarians. Pure and simple. The tenets of civilized ethics deters them not.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: VinGoombatz 3/14/2020 5:52:27 AM (No. 345858)
Not sure where OP came up with "Ohio". Lyme disease was first identified in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MainelySane 3/14/2020 6:40:12 AM (No. 345875)
Funny.. we have a Chinese high school student living with us for the school year. I asked her several days ago what Chinese are calling the coronavirus.. she said, simply: "Wuhan"
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/14/2020 6:53:07 AM (No. 345879)
Sobieski's piece is a good start. But, from the article, "To be clear, this is not to say the Wuhan Virus was part of any biological weapons program or that its release was intentional. It could just be that it was the result of Chernobyl-like sloppiness resulting from a bizarre blend of Chinese culture and global ambition. Indications of military involvement in the Wuhan lab are there and troubling." Daniel, I'm not normally the alarmist, but, don't be so sure the virus was/is not part of a current bioweapons program or that its "escape" from the lab was not intentional. You also stopped short of researching how the Wuhan lab just happened to have the virus and received an unauthorized shipment of corona virus samples from the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg Canada back in 2018. Recall that two Chinese nationals working at the NML had orchestrated the shipment and were immediately fired. My family in Canada informed me that the Canadian media had also reported on the incident in 2018, but, then quickly buried the story. Dig into this part of the story Daniel and come back to us...with the rest of the story. And watch your back. If there is evidence that the virus shipped from the Winnipeg lab to the Wuhan lab is the same virus infecting the world today, OMG.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: F15 Gork 3/14/2020 7:21:23 AM (No. 345889)
Chinese Communism is like Islam without the virgins. It’s a death cult.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum 3/14/2020 7:26:31 AM (No. 345891)
All cultures are not the same. When will we realize this and stop making excuses for those who are dangerously different? What we need is truth. We also need businessmen and politicians whose main goal is not to pad their pockets with cash. Cheap labor is not so cheap anymore, is it? We need to become independent of countries who are enemies but supply us with pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, etc., To rely on China like this is a disaster in the making and we are paying dearly for it. The globalists do not have the best interests of this country at heart. Money and power drives them and look where that has gotten us. Hopefully, this is a wake-up call and we will make the necessary changes. Bring manufacturing of essential and necessary goods back to this country. We are suffering because of the globalist agenda.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: pros7767 3/14/2020 7:58:57 AM (No. 345908)
What's the benefit to the Chinese government for releasing the virus? Causing global panic, drastically impacting financial markets around the world and possibly preventing President Trump, their nemesis, from being re-elected. The loss of lives are merely a means to an end. Call me crazy but...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DCGIRL 3/14/2020 8:13:14 AM (No. 345920)
I'm with #8 on this. What benefit would it be to the Chinese.....None. If this escaped from the lab, you would think that China would have an antidote. In some of these villages in China, sanitation is not a popular practice. I'm not buying the escape virus theory. China also took an extreme hit in their economy.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sunhan65 3/14/2020 8:19:16 AM (No. 345924)
I lived in China as a young man. So I'll see anyone's anti-communism and raise them because I saw first-hand what communism had done to China. However, we need to be careful here. The Chinese were civilized when my ancestors lived in caves. China had cities, agriculture, and written language before Greece and Rome. Only Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations preceded Chinese civilization, and they survived nowhere near as long. If we adapt Will Durant's excellent definition -- civilizations are social structures for the creation, preservation, and transmission of culture -- the Chinese are among the most civilized people who have ever lived. Even today, the Republic of China in Taiwan and the extraordinary city of Hong Kong are among the most civilized places on Earth. Interestingly, their word for "barbarian" in Chinese has exactly the same meaning and derivation as ours: "Babbler" or "nonsense-talker." Unfamiliar should not be mistaken for uncivilized.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/14/2020 8:38:51 AM (No. 345946)
So now we learn that the super smart science guys in China are no smarter nor more careful than the peasants in the far off villages of China? I must have bought into the liberal lie that all other countries, especially China and Russia were smarter and more advanced scientifically than Americans. (I will forthwith request a refund from the liberal academics, then go stand by the mailbox until it arrives. /s)
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/14/2020 8:51:54 AM (No. 345958)
This article offers less evidence of its premise than Schiff and Nadler could muster. I'm not saying Sobieski is wrong, but there is nothing much but conjecture and circumstance to prove he's right. Now he notes that virology lab is 20 miles outside Wuhan...IIRC, it was originally reported to be within blocks of that bat meat market...
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 3/14/2020 8:52:41 AM (No. 345960)
Accurate response from #10. Both China and Koryo (Korea) had advanced civilizations long before most countries on Earth. The blame goes one hundred percent to the poison known as Communism. President Trump should have answered that Tweet about the US Army being responsible like so: "How terrible is Chinese security if a US Army unit can walk into the middle of your country and let loose a virus, then walk out again, undetected?"
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bassman1911 3/14/2020 9:10:59 AM (No. 345975)
Someone please forward this article to Jim Acosta and the rest of the croniclly offended media.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Luckyx3 3/14/2020 9:17:11 AM (No. 345980)
my question is WHY are they working on a virus in the first place
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Reply 16 - Posted by: gone2pot 3/14/2020 9:53:18 AM (No. 346012)
The Wuhan Virus Escaped from a Chinese Lab ...that Trump and Putin hacked and put the virus there in the first place, then forced the peaceful Chinese lab workers, at Vulcan Mind Meld gunpoint to inject a few with the virus then go to the Bat Soups R Us cafe and spread it to the world. Rocky Pelosi and Bullwinkle Schumer are on the case and here to help solve this crime! BTW, an average of 102 people die from auto fatalities per day in the US. Per the CDC just from THIS flu season so far in the US, 15 million had the flu; 140,000 hospitalized; 8200 deaths. Huh, and no closed schools for that? No nationwide cancelled events? No emergency billions? No ridiculous reports of who got the flu and who shook who's hand? No Orange Man Bad 24/7 lies, blaming him all over the Marxist Media? That's weird. Yeah, it's not wrong to call corona virus the Wuhan flu; but in the US, it's also not wrong and it's most accurate to call it the "Fidiots Who Died From Starvation, Surrounded By Toilet Paper" flu.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: tootall 3/14/2020 9:55:36 AM (No. 346013)
I've been quietly waiting to see how long it would take for the #8 comment to show up. If China's economic plans were being systematically dismantled, this could be the ideal scenario for them to reset everything, by bringing down the West and getting rid of 'Orange man bad'. It sure appears the MSM worldwide is critical of our government's handling of this as opposed to unifying us as happened after 9-11. Oddly enough, the atmosphere I felt at my local Kroger on Thursday afternoon was that of 'all of us pulling together ' to get through this as I felt right after 9-11. If this was some 'deep state' conspiracy involving multi nationals and the media, it just might backfire and serve to unify our Citizens. Think about it...if the Clintons, and their ilk are going to go down in the next 4-20 years, would they take everyone else down with them?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: planetgeo 3/14/2020 10:04:44 AM (No. 346018)
The headline assertion is not actually confirmed by the article narrative's evidence. There's a big difference between "escaped" and "may have escaped," which should have been used. The inferences made in the article suggest that because of the bio-weapons lab is in the Wuhan area, it MAY have been the source. Given the additional anecdotal comments about certain military involvement and possible selling of lab animals, yes, the assertion is plausible...but not proven. This is the kind of overstatement that in today's hysterical environment can further damage international relationships, or worse. Editors and headline writers need to up their game to avoid such unfounded assertions.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav 3/14/2020 10:14:37 AM (No. 346029)
If Sobieski isn't sufficiently informed to know that Lyme disease originated in CT his credibility is substantially reduced in my eyes. It may be generational (millennial?). The paragraph needs a "However" as in "there are indicatons that..."
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Reply 20 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/14/2020 10:21:32 AM (No. 346035)
China is a backwards third world nation with a thin veneer of 1st world glam glued on top. The fact they unleashed this virus on the world will hopefully finally rip that thin coat of pretty off the whole stinking, festering mess.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: starboard 3/14/2020 10:23:03 AM (No. 346036)
Bio Laboratories are not exclusive to China. We have them here as well. Back in 1989 there was one such lab located on the outskirts of Washington DC in Reston VA. You can Google Ebola Reston VA for the facts. I remember reading "The Hot Zone" and was blown away by this potential nightmare, much worse than the Corona virus. There are a lot of crazies in the world that can cause destruction far greater than a deranged single gun man. President Trump is taking the right path with his experts and industry partners. His leadership is unparalleled. The Corona virus will soon die and we will have experienced an alarming wake up call in the process.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: walcb 3/14/2020 10:45:21 AM (No. 346054)
I believe if it was a bio weapon developed by the Chinese to get Trump they would have released it near a US lab rather than in their own homeland. The theory that it was an escape from the lab in Wuhan is logical (if lacking in proof). Another thing, the desire of wanting products cheap is not a result of the globalists it is the result of people demanding quality products that are cheap--look in the mirror.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: JackBurton 3/14/2020 11:15:23 AM (No. 346096)
The 'Money' quote: And then there is this little-known fact: Some Chinese researchers are believed to sell laboratory animals to street vendors after they have finished experimenting on them[.] ... Instead of properly disposing of infected animals by cremation, as the law requires, they sell them on the side to make a little extra cash. So... it might have been spread in the 'wet market'.... but where did it come from first?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird 3/14/2020 11:16:48 AM (No. 346097)
Sobieski erred in one thing: Lyme disease was named for Lyme, a little town in Connecticut. Not Ohio. He is right that calling this the Wuhan virus is not xenophobic, racist, or any of that. Simply accurate.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: TexaTucky 3/14/2020 11:30:42 AM (No. 346115)
Whatever its source, accidental or otherwise, this virus will redound to the benefit of our economy and national security as we ramp up the decoupling from reliance on Chinese manufacturers that Pres. Trump initiated long before this virus appeared. History will prove him a prescient prophet because he's been talking about the Chinese threat for decades . . . not years . . . but decades.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Winstonian 3/14/2020 11:34:33 AM (No. 346118)
What follows is not an excuse for Chinese behavior; What that needs to be considered when dealing with China and its responses is the Chinese culture of “face”. The Chinese will protect face, individual, group and nation. It’s acceptable to tell a lie to save face to avoid humiliation or embarrassment, to maintain dignity or preserve reputation. My experience has been you need read between the lines and try to figure out if “truth” is being altered to save face. #1’s FTA is an example. Instead of a statement saying we screwed up and the virus escaped the lab we get “...the very next day, evidence emerged suggesting that this is what happened, as the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology released a new directive entitled "Instructions on strengthening biosecurity management in microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus." Note the plural labs in the Ministry’s statement. There are questions that may never get answered are, why did the Wuhan lab have the COVID-19 virus, for what purpose and how many other bio labs in China have virus.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 3/14/2020 11:59:09 AM (No. 346139)
Wonder how often the Chinese lab checked its employees for contagions. The lab is the most likely source of the virus. Open air markets? How many open air markets are there in the world? There would be multiple outbreaks of different contagions all over the world all the time. Does evidence support that? There is some evidence to that effect. In the end nothing has been completely ruled out.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Trapper 3/14/2020 12:01:13 PM (No. 346141)
Medical bills, doctor bills, hospital bills, burial costs, wrongful death, lost business, lost wages, the bills for ALL of it should be presented to China for its GROSS negligence in its handling of the Wuhan virus that caused it all, which means punitive damages on top of it, say multiply it all by 10. And you know what? I expect they WILL be presented the bill. I understand lawsuits are already being prepared to file in American courts. China is about to receive an in-depth education on the workings of American civil courts and the skills of our take-no-prisoners personal injury lawyers. Who needs war when you can sue a country's government out of existence?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: NotaBene 3/14/2020 12:12:15 PM (No. 346150)
Menachery V.D. published in Nature Medicine in 2015 the generation of a chimeric bat coronavirus able to infect human cells. Sone authors were from the Wuhan high containment laboratory. This generated the following discussion in the pages of the scientific journal Nature in 2015: “ An experiment that created a hybrid version of a bat coronavirus — one related to the virus that causes SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) — has triggered renewed debate over whether engineering lab variants of viruses with possible pandemic potential is worth the risks. In an article published in Nature Medicine1 on 9 November, scientists investigated a virus called SHC014, which is found in horseshoe bats in China. The researchers created a chimaeric virus, made up of a surface protein of SHC014 and the backbone of a SARS virus that had been adapted to grow in mice and to mimic human disease. The chimaera infected human airway cells — proving that the surface protein of SHC014 has the necessary structure to bind to a key receptor on the cells and to infect them. ... But other virologists question whether the information gleaned from the experiment justifies the potential risk. Although the extent of any risk is difficult to assess, Simon Wain-Hobson, a virologist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, points out that the researchers have created a novel virus that “grows remarkably well” in human cells. “If the virus escaped, nobody could predict the trajectory,” he says.”
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Reply 30 - Posted by: bighambone 3/14/2020 12:24:33 PM (No. 346163)
Who is to say that one Chinese worker at the lab did not get infected with corona virus at the lab, became a super carrier of the virus because of the strong strain that he or she was infected with, and then started the world pandemic by spreading the virus either knowingly or unknowingly throughout the very unhygienic Wuhan region. One thing is for sure if that unlucky person has not died already, and the Communist Chinese ever find out who it was, you can bet your boots that person will disappear and be eliminated, with the Communist Chinese leadership keeping that story a top State secret from the world. There is no doubt that President Trump took the correct immediate action when he stopped all non US citizens from flying to the US from China once it became evident that the corona virus pandemic was underway in China. That action undoubtedly stopped the mass importation of the corona virus from China to the USA. Trump has also taken the right decision with a US Government-Business medical scientific partnership to combat the corona virus instead on relying on bumbling bureaucrats, and bloviating politicians such as the highly partisan Joseph Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for support, who have been trying to gain whatever political advantage they can during this serious national emergency.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: NotaBene 3/14/2020 12:25:56 PM (No. 346166)
This is the link to the original chmaeric coronavirus in Nature Medicine. https://www.nature.com/articles/nm.3985
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Reply 32 - Posted by: FormerDem 3/14/2020 12:30:40 PM (No. 346173)
#15 re why are they working on it - We all are, because working on germs as weapons and working to defend from such weapons are close to the same research. We are working on them too.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: jacksin5 3/14/2020 12:42:13 PM (No. 346189)
Don't be under the impression that the PRC Party Leaders has any consideration for for the lives and well being of the peasants they control. If they can accomplish the goals laid out by #8, they would consider the lives lost in China as collateral damage.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 3/14/2020 1:09:32 PM (No. 346219)
I am so blessed to be here on Lucianne Our host is awesome My fellow posters are so intelligent The truth and honesty here is overwhelming Thank you all! Veterans for truth Veterans for Trump 2020
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Reply 35 - Posted by: RuckusTom 3/14/2020 1:36:53 PM (No. 346242)
All Cultures Are Equal. Eating bats and live baby mice is perfectly normal.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 3/14/2020 1:38:52 PM (No. 346243)
Yes, as #8 suggested, nothing should surprise us... King Solomon said it best, “Nothing new under the sun.” Thank the Good Lord we have Trump as our President... shudder to think, what might have been... If you missed yesterday’s noon WH Press Conference, go back and watch it all, as you will see and learn so very much. Dr. Deborah Birx, with her history of fighting HIV in the ‘80’s was illuminating and inspirational! Great thread most everyone, but what happened to the ophthalmologist/doctor who finally alerted the world after several weeks? May he rest in peace... KAG
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Periwinkel 3/14/2020 1:47:39 PM (No. 346250)
I'm with #8 also. I also believe this was not accidental release. They used their own people as biological vectors. I don't think we can fathom the irrational anger of the Chinese against the US and free world. Remember we have greatly impaired their income with the new trade agreements. I think the trade agreements with the ChiComs is wonderful, but we should not be surprised at their revenge.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: NancyD 3/14/2020 2:13:03 PM (No. 346270)
Remember the Chinese woman who breached security at Mara Lago back in January???? Was she trying to deliver the virus directly to the President to harm him and his family? Just wondering....
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Reply 39 - Posted by: vetposter 3/14/2020 3:58:57 PM (No. 346337)
Not a scintilla of evidence to support this theory. This guy is a known conspiracy nut.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: watashiyo 3/14/2020 4:32:41 PM (No. 346370)
The movie Andromeda Strain. China was playing with fire, got out of hand and burned itself badly. Never trust the Communist government. Why we're doing business with them is mind-boggling.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: leonardo 3/14/2020 5:03:42 PM (No. 346391)
Just keep mind that China has had a HUGE failure in providing pork, the major source of protein for many Chinese in China. Given the choice of taking the blame for this failure to provide the comrades with food, and placing the blame on AMERICA for the disease's spread, they eliminate their feeding-the-people problems by simply eliminating some of their people, and then place the blame for communist failure on others. Remember what happened to the Chinese doctor who blew the whistle on the Wuhan virus? He was threatened to remain silent with 7 years in prison, and then he was DEAD ... the communists in China CANNOT be seen to have failed. And they're the same ideologues who reneged on the China deal. Believe not a single thing that they say.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: NotaBene 3/14/2020 8:31:22 PM (No. 346565)
President Trump’s Wuhan Coronavirus test came back negative. Rejoice, American Press !
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Reply 43 - Posted by: czechlist 3/15/2020 12:18:02 PM (No. 347080)
Many here are critical of the reference to Lyme disease bring named after a town i. Ohio. Sobieski clearly states Connecticut. It is Luciannes's lead which states Ohio
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Just as we were getting used to the headlines about hospitalization and mortality rates, the really bad news arrives. Meghan and Harry are back. After scuttling to California before they were isolated in the hell of a luxury rental in Vancouver, the unemployed ex-royals are loose on the streets of Los Angeles. Disguised as two Postmates workers, they’re delivering bags of food to already vulnerable members of the public and making sure to be filmed doing it. Think Candid Camera, without the candor. Like everything this spontaneously warm and down-to-earth couple does, this stunt combines a cold whiff of careful planning with their signature aroma,
Stacey Abrams signals 'concern' if
Biden's VP pick isn't a woman of color
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Posted by NorthernDog 4/23/2020 9:54:38 PM Post Reply
Stacey Abrams said Wednesday that former Vice President Joe Biden should pick a woman of color to be his running mate in November. Last month during the final Democratic primary debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Biden committed to selecting a female running mate. The former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee has further indicated he might seek out a woman of color to join his ticket. In an interview on ABC’s “The View,” host Sunny Hostin asked Abrams, the former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee, if Biden not picking a woman of color would amount to “a slap in the face”
Minneapolis grants noise permit
for 'historic' Ramadan call
to prayer in major U.S. city
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Posted by Ribicon 4/24/2020 4:02:28 PM Post Reply
Muslims in Minneapolis say they are thrilled with a “historic” moment for the community—a call to prayer called the adhan echoing throughout a major U.S. city. Imam Abdisalam Adam, who is on the board of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque, along with others spoke with Al Jazeera on Friday about the Ramadan milestone. “There’s definitely a lot of excitement. Some people see it as historic,” he said Friday.(Snip) A noise permit was granted for the prayer, although locals say more can be done for the Muslim community. “Right now, we’re waiting for a bailout for our micro-businesses who comprise our Somali malls,
The Multi-Talented Ms. Abrams 35 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 4/24/2020 5:07:24 AM Post Reply
Most politicians in the running to join a presidential ticket as the VP candidate are inclined to stay silent, change the subject, or simply express their humility at the thought of being considered. Stacey Abrams isn't most politicians. "I would be an excellent running mate," Abrams said in a recent interview with Elle magazine, citing her "strong history of executive and management experience," as well as her "25 years in independent study of foreign policy." As soon as it became clear that former vice president Joe Biden would be the Democratic Party's nominee for president, Abrams embarked on a media tour to make the case for why Stacey Abrams,
Democrats plan to censure lawmaker
who credited Trump for
COVID-19 recovery
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Posted by Daria 4/23/2020 3:16:11 PM Post Reply
Detroit Democrats plan to vote Saturday to censure and bar any future endorsements of a Democratic lawmaker who credited President Donald Trump with advocating for the drug that she said cured her of COVID-19. State Rep. Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, broke protocol by meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence during an April 14 meeting of COVID-19 survivors, during which she credited hydroxychloroquine for saving her life.
Government Goes Too Far 35 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 4/23/2020 3:18:54 AM Post Reply
I'm "social distancing." I stay away from people. I do it voluntarily. There's a big difference between voluntary -- and force. Government is force. The media want more of that. "Ten states have no stay-at-home orders!" complains Don Lemon On CNN. "Some governors are still refusing to take action!" Fox News' host Steve Hilton agreed. "Shut things down! Everywhere. That includes Utah, Wyoming..." But wait a second. People in Utah and Wyoming already socially distanced just by living there. Why must Utah and Wyoming have the same stay-at-home rules as New York? I find it creepy how eager some people are for authorities to boss us around.
Donna Brazile: It’s wrong to protest
coronavirus restrictions keeping us at
home – Saving lives is priority
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Posted by mc squared 4/24/2020 1:45:38 PM Post Reply
We all know the old saying that tough times bring out both the best in people and the worst in people. And right now, the coronavirus pandemic has brought tough times to literally billions of us all around the world. For a vivid illustration of both the best and worst response to the pandemic, you have to look no further than the rash of small but disturbing protests taking place intermittently around the U.S. against shelter-in-place orders that are saving lives. We’ve witnessed the sad spectacle of irate protesters equating “liberty” with shortsighted and selfish urges to deny the harsh reality that the vast majority of Americans are doing their
Elites go to war on homeschooling
— just when everyone’s doing it
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Posted by Pluperfect 4/24/2020 4:35:21 AM Post Reply
We’re all homeschoolers now. Schools have closed for more than 55 million students nationwide, and at least 34 states have shuttered schools for the rest of the academic year. Just in time, our media and academic elites are coming out swinging against homeschooling. The Washington Post and ­Salon have raised questions about the practice lately. More alarming, Harvard Magazine this week unleashed a thoroughly unfounded attack on homeschooling, drawing on the work of Harvard University law professor Elizabeth Bartholet.
Pelosi: Next Stimulus Will ‘Enable the American
People to Vote by Mail’
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Posted by ladydawgfan 4/23/2020 2:08:01 PM Post Reply
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said a “chunk of money” will be designated in the next coronavirus stimulus bill to enable the American people to vote by mail. When asked about Senate Intelligence Committee confirming U.S. intelligence agencies conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, Pelosi said, “Well, I’m not surprised. As a member of the Gang of Eight, I watched this whole investigation proceed.” She continued, “It leads you to the question about what does Vladimir Putin have on President Trump personally, politically, financially, in every way?”
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