March 31st – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1167

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1,301 Responses to March 31st – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1167

    • Ausonius says:

      In yo’ face, Mad Cow!

      You cannot attack this president and expect not to be punched in the face (metaphorically) ! 😉

      Liked by 4 people

    • LafnH20 says:

      From your link, Mark…

      WHO -takes-its-orders-from-the-chinese-government-who-wanted-to-silence-reports-early-on-so-they-wouldnt-have-to-cancel-chinese-new-years-celebrations-the-largest-day-of-international-air-travel-in the whole YEAR!!

      CHI – NA – KNEW!

      And said…

      NOTHING!!

      Imho, it does not matter if Aliens dropped the VIRUS in CHI – NA.

      CHI – NA – KNEW.

      “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”
      – Maya Angelou

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  1. Bogeyfree says:

    The game is to destroy jobs, destroy the economy, create massive fear and chaos and to extend the stay at home rules as long as possible then begin the narrative of a second wave coming this fall.

    Why??

    So they can demand and push for national online voting for the Nov election.

    A simple way for them to steal the election from PT and yet try to make it look like the people voted against PT due to high unemployment, wrecked economy, this virus, blah, blah, blah when in reality this whole thing is to create cover to steal the election.

    Evil doers all of them!

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    • Shelley Childs says:

      Prayer is our (not so) secret weapon!

      Heavenly Father, we thank you and praise you for our country. Please thwart the evil plans of men, and expose the evil deeds of men so that they will not escape justice, and rescue from destruction the innocent, the helpless, the unwary, and the unsaved. Protect those facing persecution, blessing and shielding them, and touch the hearts of their persecutors, lifting the veil, so that they will recognize their sin, repent, and trust Jesus Christ as savior.

      Father we pray that you would give us politicians who have clarity, integrity, and passion for what is right. Give them great intelligence to solve problems, but please give them great strength of character, to stay away from anything corrupt or sinful as well.

      Bless all who love us and all whom we love. Bless and protect Donald Trump, Mike Pence, all incoming Cabinet Members and Aides to the President, all lawmakers who uphold Biblical principles, law-keepers in all branches of the military and in all law enforcement agencies and ALL of their families, and work your good and perfect will in their lives this day, so that they will lead spiritually fruitful, spiritually productive lives, and as happy, healthy, and long as you have appointed with your good and perfect will, free from malevolent interference.

      Protect us from a slow agonizing destruction we pray.

      In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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    • peace says:

      Can’t both parties try to Steal the election? What’s good for he goose is good for the gander. Let’s plan now. We have to win one way or another.

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    • Doug Amos says:

      Exactly right and Fauci and Bix, both Clinton Foundation operatives, are leading the charge. Restart the economy immediately or lose the country. it is no more complicated than that. Shutting down walked right into the trap, worst move ever; put it in the past and restart today; only chance to win the country. Always, always it’s the economy.

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  2. Mike Robinson says:

    Irish writer Peter Andrews offers some interesting insights on the COVID-19 situation and how it is being reported and handled. Covid-19’s meant to be a new Black Death, but in Britain no more people are dying than NORMAL. What does this say about the virus? https://www.rt.com/op-ed/484548-coronavirus–people-die-outcome/

    But even when Covid-19 deaths are recorded, we have seen how it could be that people are dying =with= coronavirus rather than dying =of= it. This concept is easy enough to understand, and it encourages one to take a closer look at the breakdown of deaths across an entire society. The more you follow this rabbit hole down, the more interesting the numbers become. It may be somewhat morbid, but it is nonetheless very important.

    The most popular two articles on the website of The Spectator over the weekend were by Dr John Lee, a recently retired NHS consultant and professor of pathology. He remarks that ‘’we have yet to see any statistical evidence for excess deaths, in any part of the world’’.

    This article also has several “inset” links to other articles on rt.com that are equally interesting.

    I think that it is extremely important that, once this blows over – and, it will – we must conduct very careful post-mortem (no pun) analyses of everything that happened. Because, as this writer says, “Only careful consideration by governments of all the key factors will result in the best future decisions.” We should not point the finger nor attempt to set blame. But we must learn the lessons that are to be learned. Viruses will always be among us. What should our next public health response be?

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    • Bigly says:

      Solid insight – if just 1 change is made to our policy as a result of this – bring our pharmaceuticals back home – that will achieve future mountains of risk.

      While the left focuses on 2 months of Trump “fiddling” or whatever – to suggest any other president is going to bring our supply chain home in the efforts to change future pandemics other than trump is not serious.

      First step in avoiding a future pandemic is to re-elect our VSG.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        First change, stop buying anything from China.
        Second change would be to return to stockpiles of emergency supplies.
        Third change is to ensure we manufacture every type of emergency supply with the ability to ramp up in an emergency.

        Don’t even need an analysis to do these things.

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        • Very true Jim.

          We (US Government) knew that there was a possibility of a biological attack on our country after 9-11.

          There were many discussions as to how to prepare for one for a while in the media and then it dropped off.

          NTC had a huge hole blown into it when the Twin Towers where hit by the terrorists.

          The Gov and the Mayor of NY and NYC knew exactly what a biological hit on their state and city could do as did many gov. and mayors of bog cities.
          Plans were discussed and drawn up for such a thing happening.

          Now for these places to be caught short handed without a plan, with our medical needs being manufactured in China is unthinkable.

          Far too much of a coincidence.

          I am not blaming Pres Trump, I thank God every day he is in charge instead of one of those loony liberals.

          But after what we went through in 9-11 there seems to be no excuse for New York especially to be so unprepared for a disaster.

          The city has barely cleaned up the huge hole the Muslim extremists blew in the city almost 20 years ago.

          The fear the residents of New York lived with has almost settled down and now they have to live with this.

          I hope WE The People are fed up enough to force answers out of our elected officials this time around.

          China owes the whole wide wold some answers.

          And I believe that Pres Trump is the man to get them for us.

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    • Rileytrips says:

      But, we cannot trust our government, our politicians/representatives. They have shown us time and again that they do NOT have our best interests in mind while dreaming up legislation and policy for the country. They will only do what protects and preserves themselves.

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    • MR52 says:

      I have been saying this for awhile. We average 2.8 M deaths a year in the US. That is like 5300 deaths per week. So how many more deaths over 5300 are we experiencing? I want answers and I want them now. I am pretty much under Marshall Law now. I can’t even go to church to pray.

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      • Tseg says:

        I understand US death rate year to date in 2020 is WAY OFF vs. historical. There was a scientific paper posted on this just a couple days ago, but it got pulled down and I’m kicking myself I did not save it to my computer.

        Justified by lower murder and auto accidents in 2020.

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        • John Galted says:

          I just found this interesting site that allows you to query CDC statistics such as mortality causes, rates etc

          wonder.cdc.gov

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          The elephant in the room? Possibly lowered
          illegal immigration rates. See what percentage
          of murders are by illegals. Anyone living in Georgia,
          Florida, many other states can tell you that the
          amount of auto accidents involving illegals is off
          the chain. So are the insurance rates due to it,
          in Georgia especially.

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      • LafnH20 says:

        MR52, As you know, No One can separate us from God.

        Matt 6/6.

        But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

        ..

        Psalm 23

        23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

        2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

        3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

        4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

        5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

        6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

        AMEN

        Keep The Faith

        Wash Your Hands

        🇺🇸🇺🇸 -STAND- 🇺🇸🇺🇸

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    • vikingmom says:

      Very interesting articles, indeed and confirms what many people are saying…deaths that happen every year which were from seasonal influenza and/or pneumonia, both of which predominantly affect those who are elderly and have other serious health issues, are now being counted as COVID-19 DEATHS and are suddenly headline stories!!

      At the end of the day, we need to look back and compare how many deaths normally occur in a given time frame, in a given area, and compare the total deaths during this “global pandemic”…and if they numbers are not significantly higher, then a LOT of people need to answer for WHY our entire economy was torpedoed and our civil liberties destroyed!!

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    • Mike Robinson- thanks as always for another great post.

      If anyone doubts what the Dirty Demon Rats are up to, look no further than what Il Duce Cuomo is doing to the people of New York. I’m sure he’s not the only scumbag politician who’s trying to impose the tyranny of the Commie New Deal on unwitting citizens.

      https://nypost.com/2020/03/30/andrew-cuomos-bid-to-ram-industrial-wind-solar-plants-down-locals-throats/

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  3. fangdog says:

    IMO, if there comes a time for “heads to roll” and crooked, corrupt, criminal politicians-bureaucrats to meet justice. It will be after Trump’s historic landslide election.

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    • vikingmom says:

      Which is why it is imperative that voting systems be secured prior to November!! And that we NOT allow the Left to push “online” or “mail-in” voting…IMHO that is one of their biggest issues in pushing for all these lockdowns -crash the economy, stop the rallies, AND set up an election system that can be completely corrupted, with NO paper trail!!

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  4. Bigly says:

    Listening to episode 85 of Steve Bannon’s podcast

    What sticks out to them which is curious

    Note what Trump did this weekend – on saturday he goes way out there and announces he is going to make a decision on quarantine for New York , NJ and Conn

    People go nuts! Press goes ballistic! Coumo declares war!

    Then after hearing their responses – on Sunday, completely unexpected – he is reported as backtracking when he announces April 30th and that the worst would be to prematurely declare victory.

    Knowing trump as we do – his date was always April 30th – he had to “sell” it however as America is in shock – how the hell is this economy going to make it 30 MOrE days?

    God bless trump. Imagine Biden or Hillary – imagine how this announcement could have been completely fubarred – but Trump got it done where 2 days later no one is even talking about it anymore – we are all adjusting to it. This is our VSG at his finest!

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  5. Eaglet says:

    Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and subcommittee chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) did not stop there with their demands as they told Barr to consider releasing prisoners regardless of the severity of the crimes for which they were convicted and regardless of the type of facility they were housed in.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrats-demand-doj-release-as-many-prisoners-as-possible-over-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR0jksxbgy2zmduk-3H6lwr3FuK-rjVbPWhJh_IxwC2PeA8e3rBNdXDPm3M

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  6. oldschool64 says:

    John Roberts, FOX White House correspondent sounds out of breath during his segment in front of the White House. Test him, and if he’s sick, well, as Trump says at his rallies….GET HIM OUT(though he can take his coat).

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  7. Peoria Jones says:

    Treepers – some advice today:

    If you’re in need of anything at the grocery, please make the trip TODAY.

    LINK comes out tomorrow, and we anticipate crowding, long lines, and more hoarding starting tomorrow (and probably through the next ten days).

    People blew through their LINK quickly last month, and there are even more new recipients now. Folks are champing at the bit to be the first to get out there and stock up on free food.

    Today, it’s relatively slow and shelves are stocked because a lot of people don’t have any money. Tomorrow begins the free-for-all.

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  8. bessie2003 says:

    From the Office of Inspector General (Horowitz) to the FBI, 17 pages in pdf format, titled:
    “Management Advisory Memorandum for the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the execution of Woods Procedures for applications filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court relating to U.S. Persons”

    Click to access a20047.pdf

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    • bessie2003 says:

      wow, didn’t realize the whole thing would post, just thought it would be a link to it.

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    • Linus in W.PA. says:

      I read it.

      It basically said that the FBI is NOT FOLLOWING it’s own Woods procedures that with each FISA application, every fact submitted in the application must have all of it’s supporting evidence in the Woods file.

      Out of some 30 or so FISA aps they looked at, three didn’t even have Woods files, and all the rest had tons of inaccuracies.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      AD REM, could you fix this. It seems to have played havoc with my computer. At least that is what seems to have happened. It is trying to read this pdf and can’t seem to.

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    • Sprawlie says:

      Keys from Pg 2:
      Our initial review of these applications has consisted solely of determining whether the contents of the FBI’s Woods File supported statements of fact in the associated FISA application; our review did not seek to determine whether support existed elsewhere for the factual assertion in the FISA application (such as in the case file), or if relevant information had been omitted from the application.

      As a result of our audit work to date and as described below, we do not have confidence that the FBI has executed its Woods Procedures in compliance with FBI policy.

      Shut It Down!

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    • Paprika says:

      Even though softly worded this is a damning report in regards to the FBI and DOJ adhering to the Woods Procedure! And as per usual the FBI and DOJ say; We’ve instituted more safe guards yet again and due to our implementation of yet more new and improved safeguards you can trust us to do our best to resolve these trifling errors/mistakes. Nothing major to see here and additional diversity and bias training courses are ongoing.

      Every single case the IG looked at had flaws of one sort or another! The COVID virus is scary to America at 1.75% – 2% death to positive test ratio. Does that make the FBI’s FISA faulty Woods Procedures procedures at 100% of cases looked at scary? Hell yes!

      Wonder what “Special Agent” actually means? Is that like “Special Education Student” in the school system jargon?

      PS: Nice timing to this report coming out in the midst of COVID mayhem, eh?

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  9. Eric C. says:

    Here’s an interesting look: I took the EU and US population from wikipedia and determined you’d have to multiply the US population by approximately 1.56 to equal the EU population.

    This site: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/geographical-distribution-2019-ncov-cases

    shows US case at 164,620, so by multiplying by 1.56 the EU should have about 256,807 total cases to have a community spread equal to the US. Well, Italy, Spain and Germany alone have a combined 248,847 cases – next on the list is France with 44,550 case which would put them well over a “statistical” comparison at 293,397 cases. – wonder if Hillary can comprehend that?

    I know it’s wikipedia, but its the best I could find a place listing tests by county: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_testing

    US 1,010,236 tests compared to Italy, France, Spains, combined 933,405 – so about 70,000 fewer tests and almost 100,000 more cases.

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    • Eric C. says:

      Oops, I did the wrong three countries :Italy, Germany and Spain have done 1,315,564 tests, or about 30% more tests than the US’s 1,010,236, but have about 50% more cases – 248,847 compared to 164,620.

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  10. sync says:

    5,000 cops NYC cops currently out sick…
    https://www.the-sun.com/news/608924/new-york-nypd-coronavirus-disorder-cops/

    and the mayor of New York has released 650 prisoners so far and intends to release more:

    https://nypost.com/2020/03/30/city-district-attorneys-rip-de-blasio-over-planned-release-of-high-risk-inmates/

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    • Greg1 says:

      What could POSSIBLY go wrong……..

      Man alive I’m glad I live in Kentucky. At least you can defend your family and yourself here………and criminals know it.

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  11. sunnyflower5 says:

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  12. sync says:

    You give federal money to states to have them increase the security of their elections and what do they do with the money?

    Expand vote by mail the least secure way to handle voting

    https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-cybersecurity/2020/03/31/states-ponder-using-election-security-grants-for-coronavirus-prep-786522

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  13. Brant says:

    Hey, isn’t today Barr’s time at congress? Is that still on? 2 months ago was so long ago. Coincidence he can’t be in front of congress? Hmmmm. So convenient.

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  14. wtd says:

    Don’t let WHO cover up the origin of SARS2, I mean #COVID19. WHO still avoids using the virus’s real name, SARS-CoV-2. They’re trying to hide that scientists knew it was contagious in 2019 when it was sequenced and found to be similar to SARS. https://qz.com/1820422/ via@qz

    Media persists with (CCP approved) ‘acceptable’ identity and narrative:
    Here are some of the key terms surrounding the new coronavirus explained, as new words and phrases enter the mainstream and become conflated https://reut.rs/3bJ8EMJ

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  15. jeans2nd says:

    Have y’all missed my morning Bannon-beyotching?
    Well…i’m back (lolol)

    Bannon said this morning Pres Trump’s 30 day Social Distancing order is not enough.
    Oh, no, no, no. Never enough.

    Bannon wants all air travel stopped. No planes. For at least 30 days.
    Plus mandatory blood testing for anti-bodies on everyone in the country.

    Does no travel include truckers? Rail? Cars?
    And think, just one more time, about the Gubmint obtaining a sample of your blood.
    What about in-vitro testing?

    How do we do DNA tests?
    Now think, what if it were Obama demanding your blood sample?

    The Patriot Act removed many of our rights. Has Gubmint restored those?
    How easily, once obtained. will it be to restore more of your lost unalienable rights?

    MAGA On

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    • Betty says:

      I wish our giant eagle in north eastern Ohio had solve the restocking problem. It was so bad when we went grocery shopping yesterday that we just decided we’re not gonna go to that store for a while. They had 1 roll of toilet paper limit 1 per person. Not 1 package but 1 roll.And then there was only about 5 of them left. No paper towels. No jelly no beans very little pasta spaghetti sauce almost gone. Absolutely no fans of soup. Name brand of store brand.

      And on a different thought, I wish I could get my hair cut. 😕

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    • albertus magnus says:

      Bannon is not now nor has even been on team PDJT.

      PDJT has told everyone that.

      Wonder when people will start taking the word of PDJT over the lies of Bannon.

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  16. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    Sundance, Help me out. Worldometer has had UK stuck on a paltry 135 ‘Recovered’ covids for a week or so. Are their dr’s on holiday? Are their covids that much worse off than Italy’s who has 14,000 recovered; Spain 16.000 recovered? Are their dr’s that much better? Or might the low figure have anything to do with wanting to make Boris ‘Brexit’ Johnson look bad? Who controls the release of these figures. Hospitals send them in to whom and ‘Whom’ decides what to do with them. It’s like a funnel. I began noticing this when looking at the paltry rate of recovery of the US, a miserable rate of 3% when you divide recovered by(recovered + active cases) omitting deaths. Again, Italy 16% recovery rate; Spain 21%; Germany 20; France 19; Canada 15; S Korea 55%. And what does the US and UK have in common? A leader hated by the elites. Trump should demand that Fauci or Whomever investigate these figures. I smell a rat.

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    • booger71 says:

      All the ChiCom-19 data is subject to interpretation including the US. Many of the “recovery” figures in the US is based on you have to get 2 negative tests 24 hours apart. The mild symptom cases who were told to go home who tested positive never come back for testing after they recover. Each country has their own methods.

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    • annieoakley says:

      Colorado had NO recoveries listed yesterday. I wonder why?

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  17. Ausonius says:

    Grocery stores (Kroger’s, Giant Eagle, Wal-Mart) here in central Ohio seem to have figured out the re-stocking problem. No shortages of practically anything, even toilet paper. My sister in Dayton 60 miles to the west says the same thing, as does my brother-in-law ina small town in northwestern Ohio.

    The only exception so far: rubbing alcohol shelves are still empty.

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  18. We should stop being part of WHO. They have played an active part in creating this mess:
    1. In January they announced the virus is not communicable
    2. In February they declare millions will die

    They are a China/globalist controlled entity.

    America First.

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  19. Nick the Deplorable says:

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    • sync says:

      Hero: California Governor Gavin Newsom prevented the cruise ship Grand Princess from disembarking passengers for almost ten days

      Zero: Gov. Ron DeSantis prevents cruise ship from disembarking passengers

      The ship should have headed to Cuba. Bernie said they have a great health system.

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    • Super elite covfefe999 loves her President! says:

      I want to know why people are still taking cruises. I have zero sympathy for them now.

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  20. sunnyflower5 says:

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  21. MTeresa says:

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    • GB Bari says:

      Would have actually liked to see the outcome of that standoff…..

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      • MTeresa says:

        If I was tech savvy, I’d use this video to create a meme and replace all of those hyena heads with faces of people like Acosta, Chuck Toad, Margaret Brennan, Chris Wallace, Cuomo, Lemon, and other (the list is just too long). And yes, I’d love to see that cat pissed off enough to destroy all of them.

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  22. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  23. Jenevive says:

    Dan Bongino tweets that the Dems are planning a new
    investigation into POTUS ..for his Virus denial and equipment delays.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      THREAD: President @realDonaldTrump took decisive action from the beginning to protect Americans from the Chinese coronavirus. While Democrats & the media were obsessed with impeachment, President Trump was focused on Americans’ health.
      Check out the DAILY UPDATED timeline:
      March 29: Adm. Giroir announced that 894,000 Americans have been tested for coronavirus and received their results
      March 29: HHS accepted 30 million doses of Hydroxychloroquine, donated by Sandoz, and one million doses of Chloroquine, donated by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, for clinical trials and possible treatment of coronavirus patients

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

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    • Greg1 says:

      I can easily believe they will “investigate” Trump about this, Pelosi already dropped hints.

      Media will support this at all costs. They will ignore or erase all the proof of the work Trump and everyone else has done.

      For democrats it’s power at any cost………including destruction of the Nation.

      The democrats impeached while Trump was fighting the virus.

      That will be conveniently forgotten.

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    • JG3 says:

      Yep! “What did he know, and when did he know it?”

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      If that happens then IMO it is time to storm Congress in a massive protest of their abuse of power coronavirus or not.

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  24. sunnyflower5 says:

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  25. sunnyflower5 says:

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  26. rah says:

    Ok! This truck driver has taken a voluntary week nonpaid vacation.
    The Nestles load to Robesonia, PA was pushed back to the 7th. The only loads they have now are to Eastern NY and this 64 y/o with a mild case of COPD has no intention of going to that region right now.

    My position is a salary position and in essence I am a trouble shooter. That status has not changed but the company needs me to run miles if I am to keep my salary. After all the overtime I earned over 6 weeks of virtually nonstop running except for the mandatory 34 hour break to reset my 70 hour duty clock, I can use the time off and missing a paycheck won’t hurt me a bit. I got beyond living pay check to pay check a long time ago before I even got my CDL. in fact I could retire now if I wanted but I like driving and there are some things I would like to do that will require me to build up a little more retirement income to afford.

    By taking this time off I will allow the regular drivers that get paid by the mile to keep working and that will help a little with driver retention because once this thing passes I suspect there is going to be a huge boom in new business for the auto industry and when ever a bunch of new runs open up us salary drivers are kept very busy. The more good drivers the company retains, the better off we’ll be when things open up again.

    So you all are going to have to put up with me posting for a week,

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    • Greg1 says:

      Glad to see you post. You always say something worthwhile. I picked up on something from a couple of posts yesterday. The comment about being an instructor at SOMED at Ft. Sam Houston…..if that’s what I think it is……18D?

      My wife used to work for Nestle in a plant about half an hour east of Lexington, Ky. If you’re headed that way in the next couple of months, it’s within driving distance. Your food is on me, just give me some sort of heads up.

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      • rah says:

        Yes sir. Primary MOS 18D, secondary 18C, additional MOSes, 11B, 91B,
        Additional skill identifiers, H

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        • Greg1 says:

          You are one highly skilled truck driver!

          Like I said, if you make a run this way in the next couple of months, give me a heads up, food is on me!

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          • rah says:

            Thank you for the offer. I have not had a run to that particular Nestles facility though during normal times I often do runs down to KY and TN for automotive stuff. I was down by Lexington just last week.

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            • Greg1 says:

              If you were at a particularly large auto manufacturer just north of Lexington on I75, thanks for the parts to keep us running. Well, them anyway. It’ll be at least two more months til (or if) I can go back to work after two back surgeries. Thankful for the job, but sometimes the injuries that go with it can be ugly.

              You’re welcome on the food offer. Enjoy your week off and be safe!

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    • Mariposa323 says:

      Thank you so much for keeping us updated on the vital role the truckers play . We are eternally grateful for your dedication and grit in providing the lifeline for the essential supplies this country needs in these horrible and trying times .
      God bless you 70 x 70 times !

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  27. sunnyflower5 says:

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  28. joeknuckles says:

    Looks like the communist union bastards are doing everything they can to make things worse by striking. Fire them all and hire new employees.

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  29. booger71 says:

    I can’t post it, but just saw a tweet that President Trump is now asking for another 2 Trillion for an infrastructure bill because we have zero interest rate.

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  30. P says:

    03/31/2020:

    I posted this under Open Thread but thought I’d also post under this thread, too.

    Maybe share this info with your local first responders and State Governors. (You may have to remove the https:// to get the website addresses below to send when using a website’s Contact form.)

    https://open-face-website.now.sh/
    https://open-face-website.now.sh/instructions

    FTW: “The Open Source Face Shield is a low cost, medical face shield designed to be quickly made using almost any flat material fabrication equipment (laser cutters, rule dies, drag knife, CNC punch, etc.), or even scissors and an office hole punch from any clear flexible material.

    It requires no hardware or 3D printed parts, just two pieces of flexible clear plastic and an elastic band.”

    Have a blessed day everyone. Fear Not. BELIEVE HIM. He loves us so much!

    Of note, this info was sent to WV’s Governor Jim Justice earlier today as well as Marion and Monongalia County EMS.

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  31. NJF says:

    FFS.

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  32. boomerbeth says:

    page 722 of H.R. 748, $25 million was allocated to the Kennedy Center “provided” the funds were “made available to cover operating expenses including … employee compensation and benefits” and “fees for artists or performers.”

    Despite a $100 million endowment and total assets of $575 million, Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter cut off the employee unionized musicians’ paychecks, effective next Friday. It also will boot them off their health insurance in May, if concerts do not resume by then.

    President Trump should step up to the White House podium with these sacked musicians behind him, remind Americans that Pelosi pushed for the money that Rutter and the other backstabbers pocketed before they issued these pink slips, and tell the Kennedy Center that they must rehire these musicians at once.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trump-kennedy-center-fired-employees-deroy-murdock

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  33. mimbler says:

    I’ve posted several times, that no one is telling us why they are predicting the coronavirus will peak and subside as quickly as they are forecasting, and why wouldn’t it just rise right back up after it is subdued due to physical distancing being lifted.

    I finally found the answer on the IHME website and it isn’t a good one.

    The peaks in late April and May across the country are modeled based solely on social distancing causing the virus to be nearly totally contained. This doesn’t appear to have happened anywhere else in the world to the degree they are predicting, so that doesn’t seem terribly likely.

    They then assume we can perhaps lift the social distancing and replace it with widespread testing, tracking and quarantine for the infected. We obviously don’t have that capability now, or we would be using it in the lightly infected parts of the country rather than letting the virus grow in those areas.

    So IMO, the social distancing will not be lifted until something changes our existing balance. That could be any or all of a number of different things: Effective therapeutics could become available (like hydroxychloroquine if it is determined to be highly effective, or some of the other drugs being studied). Of course the vaccine will be a game changer, but that is over a year away. Or if we get lucky the virus will fade away in the summer like the flu does, and buy us a few months.

    Or maybe widespread anitbody testing will show many already infected and change the fatality rate to something more like the flu.

    But the bottom line to me is I don’t see the stay at home orders being lifted after this coming peak has subsided unless one or more of the game changers above occur.

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    • vikingmom says:

      The IHME models are evidently the ones that Dr. Birx was referencing yesterday at the presser…however, they come from the University of Washington, which has been notoriously WRONG on numerous previous occasions. It was created in 2007 with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and appears to be more ideological than factual in many of its studies.

      “IHME “struggled to generate support, legitimacy, and acceptance for their findings” after publishing the 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study, due to concerns of lack of transparency…”

      The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2013 expanded collaboration and increased transparency but “[fell] short of allowing full independent replication of all results”.

      THE IHME came out last week with a doomsday prediction that the Seattle area will have 1400 deaths from COVID by the first week in June…even though there are currently only 200 deaths total right now and over 50 of those are specifically related to a nursing home that was filled with very ill elderly patients, and which had a reputation for poor care, and was in fact cited by the CDC for lax protocols in preventing the spread of infectious diseases!

      If this is the study that is being used to justify the additional 30 days then we ALL need to contact the White House and tell the President to get some more advisers in to take a second look at the data, and to find more credible sources on which to base policies that are affecting millions of American lives!!

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      • mimbler says:

        The important takeaway to me, is that the models showing peak and control of the virus by flattening the curve essentially require eternal shutdown, not 30 days. I don’t disagree with your assessment of the quality of their work, but by digging into the details, I’ve finally been able to determine what all the modelers are basing their curves on.

        It has bothered me from the beginning that flattening the curve prevents herd immunity from taking place, and places us under shelter in place indefinitely until some game changer comes along.

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        • vikingmom says:

          Exactly!! At some point, society has to “repopen” for business and that means some people WILL die, but we cannot forever delay that process, although the government bureaucrats, who continue getting their six figure salaries (and are probably still allowed to get their hair cut) would love to see us try it!!

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          • mimbler says:

            Yes – agree 100 percent.
            And the government has a policy where it essentially says a life isn’t worth saving if it costs over x dollars per person to implement. We had that number when I worked for the FAA, and I’m sure every agency uses the same number.

            And the cost of each coronavirus victim we are saving has to be thousands of times over that value.

            People say you can’t put a price on human life, but we all do. For example, I could buy a new car and be safer with all the new safety items, but I’ve decided it isn’t worth it. We (the people) make those kinds of decisions every day of our lives without realizing it.

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            • vikingmom says:

              And that is the logic that seems to be completely missing in this entire discussion! There are hundreds of examples of choices that we, as individuals, and as a society, make every day, based on cost benefit analysis. But suddenly, in this one instance, anyone who brings up any viewpoint that opposes the “sky is falling” narrative, is accused of wanting old people to die! I can’t even post scientific articles on my Facebook without being attacked

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              • mimbler says:

                Yes, it really is a case of world wide mass hysteria. I’m not downplaying the severity of the virus, but we have just globally abandoned normal rational analysis on this particular disease.

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  34. if 15 minute testing is here, then they should make positive announcements that spectator-less events are coming soon. be concrete about it.
    baseball
    racing
    golf
    dog shows ect

    Doolittle bombed imperial Japan with bombers flown off the USS Hornet… it do little damage but it did A LOT for our collective states of mind.. or so it is said. I think in this instance it would remind us that nsync scattered about isn’t the new normal. Lets make America compete again – where we can

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Doolittle’s raid did more than that. It frightened and angered the Japanese into trying to extend the defensive perimeter of the expanded Empire to include Midway. We know what happened there.

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    • rah says:

      Before the Doolittle raid the Japanese operations were well thought out, planned, and executed. The Doolittle raid resulted in a massive “loss of face” since everyone from the Army and Navy Chiefs to the Emperor himself has ensured the Japanese people that the home islands were secure and would never be attacked. So because of the Japanese psych the raids consequences were far out of proportion to the little actual damage done.
      Subsequent operations such as the attempted invasion of Midway were less well planned and reactionary to the movements or perceived intents of the enemy. IOW the US gained the initiative psychologically from the Japanese high command from the Doolittle raid before they actually gained the strategic initiative.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Every Japanese Naval plan was overly thought out. Including Midway.

        Very few Japanese Naval plans were fully carried out. Even when they had their way with us, like Pearl Harbor and their early naval victories around Guadalcanal. We owe our victory to their refusal to stick around and finish the job.

        If they had taken out Pearl’s repair and fuel facilities, as they planned, it would have been very hard to oppose them as we did. And two of our carriers were returning as they attacked. If they had returned to finish off Pearl, they may have found defenceless carriers that had already sent off their aircraft before coming to port. Some of those aircraft were shot down trying to land. It was that close.

        And they could have destroyed the Guadalcanal invasion fleet after sinking our defence of cruisers and destroyers. Once again, their goal was not fulfilled after they achieved victory but before they finished the job.

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  35. CM-TX says:

    Small business (pool cleaning/construction) report:

    So I asked the pool guy how business was doing, despite the “Cooties Zone” we’re now living in. [with social-distance applied… b/c my chair happened to be several feet away. But he didn’t act like he was worried- lol]

    He said they were staying busy, it’s considered “essential/sanitation.” Residential [pool] accounts continue as usual, but some Commercial ones have tried to cancel– claiming their “facilities were closed.” They’re told they could, but then the penalties & such for cancelling a contract will cost them more bottom-line. So most realize their error & let them come.

    He also said he had 2 brothers in Construction he worried about. One was in carpentry, so far so good– still working. The other in drywall has slowed some (but that brother is more worried about his pending divorce being stalled… that he’ll be trapped with his ex 4eva! 😂 Poor guy, that should fall under unnecessary torture!)

    So just a reminder to thank the Pool-Dudes for taking risks out there. Otherwise, you might be swimming in a Swamp of Coronavirus! 🥴

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  36. Notice how the WuFlu deaths are so high in New York, NJ, and many other left wing states that hate our president. Let’s look at some math:

    Roughly 3 million people will die in the USA this year of something, or roughly 250,000 per month. Now let’s say that 10% of the American people caught some version of the WuFlu over the past month, even if completely asymptomatic.

    If the left wingers in the various state medical communities determine that WuFlu deaths are going to be counted as anyone who died of something and that also had the WuFlu present in their systems, that would be 25k WuFlu deaths per month, even if the WuFlu had almost no impact on the actual cause of death. How many common cold deaths in March using this same accounting method?

    Is it possible that we have destroyed our economy, our freedoms, and our civil liberties over an accounting fraud meant to hurt the president, and that all of us are acceptable collateral damage to the left?

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    • CM-TX says:

      Nailed it! Now, if only the others would finally wake-up.

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    • Yes, the left will conflate the normal death rate,
      with the estimated high end death rate from the virus,
      and mix those up with the deaths of people that had the virus,
      to falsely blame Trump for everything,

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    • vikingmom says:

      https://www.rt.com/op-ed/484548-coronavirus–people-die-outcome/

      This article was posted earlier by another Treeper and is an excellent read. The author’s contention, shared by MANY people (including Candace Owens, who is doing GREAT reporting), is that many deaths from regular flu and/or pneumonia, which always spike this time of year, are now being attributed to COVID-19, in order to fan hysteria and manipulate the economy. The takeaway phrase that I want to remember is this: “But even when Covid-19 deaths are recorded, we have seen how it could be that people are dying with coronavirus rather than dying of it.”

      The REAL numbers that will need to be studied later will be how many overall deaths happened during this time frame and if they are SIGNIFICANTLY higher than any other year. If this is REALLY a pandemic, and there are normally 10,000 deaths from flu and 10,000 deaths from pneumonia in a given city from January-April of a given year, then those numbers should be the same, but there should also be 10,000 additional deaths from Coronavirus (all numbers are just for example – not referencing any specific location or actual data). But, if at the end of the year, it turns out there were only 21,000 deaths total in the given city, during the January-April timeline, and the “experts” attribute 15,000 of them to Covid-19, was there REALLY a crisis or did they just decide to change terminology in order to validate their doomsday predictions?

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      • Jim in TN says:

        No matter how sensible your argument is, they will always have some argument against it. Maybe automobile accidents and shootings go down. Maybe normal flu deaths go down. (if normal flu deaths don’t go down, that will be proof that isolation did no good.) And of course they will always claim it would have been worse. Those scares of millions dieing will lend credence to future claims of the good they have done and defenses claiming it would have been worse. It doesn’t matter that the scares are BS.

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        • vikingmom says:

          But are the normal flu deaths really going down or are they just changing the terminology so that it looks like there are more deaths form COVID? If there were 10K deaths from “flu” last year at this time but this year there are 5K from “flu” and 5K from COVID did anything but the wording really change?

          I know you know this but it frustrates me beyond words how many people refuse to even look at the actual numbers because they are “staying home and saving lives”! All this da*n virtue signaling is simply allowing the Left to define the narrative! We need to keep fighting back with FACTS!!

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  37. 180daysofkindergarten says:

    I posted on that I knew two people with Covid. One ( a physician in 50’s) slowly recovering but really ill and at home. The other (79, multiple severe health issues) fighting not to die. The 79 miraculously turned the corner yesterday and is out of icu. I stand by my belief that Americans can fight this with success if allowed to do so but the political aspect of this is !00% good old flood the system crap and it is time to stand up and do what is right. I have faith in our president but I pray he can find away to get us back to work and school. I know this is all about election day but honestly we need our lives back.

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    • Michelle says:

      That is great news! I also think that people struggle with getting better, especially in a hospital, because people are so concerned with lowering a fever. If you are in the hospital they will want to lower your fever, but the fever is one of your body’s tools for killing the virus. It’s like taking your weapon away during a fight.

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  38. Angus D says:

    Its becoming very clear that this isn’t a pandemic, its a coup. Start asking coup questions, stop falling for pandemic bullshit…

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  39. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  40. cheryl says:

    Mark Meadows Officially Resigns From Congress, Starts Job As White House Chief Of Staff
    https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/mark-meadows-officially-resigns-from-congress-starts-job-as-white-house-chief-of-staff/

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  41. Betty says:

    Yesterday I read about the leader of Belarus said just drink vodka and go to sauna to prevent coronavirus: https://www.eutimes.net/202

    This morning I watched this 25 minute video – Coronavirus Pandemic Update 46: Can Hot/Cold Therapy Boost Immunity? More on Hydroxychloroquine

    The title intrigued me because of the Belarus guy. but mostly because of the “more on Hydroxychloroquine” : Coronavirus Pandemic Update 46: Can Hot/Cold Therapy Boost Immunity? More on Hydroxychloroquine.

    And guess what, the good doctor and friend of the people Doctor Didier Raoult is cited.

    You needn’t follow the link to the Belarus guy, but please take the time to watch the short video – the information could be a big help to you or someone you know.

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    • Betty says:

      I meant to say this add this one small take -away from the video:
      Let your fever run, don’t take an aspirin and for sure do not take Ibuprofen.

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    • cheering4america says:

      This is a GREAT video! Thanks for posting.

      My husband built a sauna into our home, but we have got away from using it – now I’m motivated. On a college trip to Vail to go skiing, many decades ago, the group did this “Swedish Sauna” thing where you run from the hot tub to out in the snow to back to the hot tub; never could take the cold, but now understand better the theory.

      (The vodka sounds like a good addition.)

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  42. Here we are…Horowitz finding problems here, “errors” there, problems everywhere…laying the groundwork for “major reforms” as opposed to protecting our civil rights by prosecuting those who blatantly broke the existing rules.
    ————————————————

    DOJ watchdog finds additional problems with FBI’s surveillance warrant process

    FTA:

    “As a result of these findings, in December 2019, my office initiated an audit to examine more broadly the FBI’s execution of, and compliance with, its Woods Procedures relating to U.S. Persons covering the period from October 2014 to September 2019,” Horowitz wrote….”

    https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/490356-doj-watchdog-finds-additional-problems-with-fbis-surveillance

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  43. Publius2016 says:

    One thing to consider:

    With this War being a battle for your mind, 45 and his Team of Patriots has the raw opportunity to implement War Powers without the destruction of Real Property Assets!

    If 45 is able to get an Infrastructure Bill for Real Americans, then coupled with the $6.2 Trillion, 45 and his Time of Patriots, Americans will get BACK TO WORK!

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  44. sync says:

    NYU Langone Tells ER Doctors to ‘Think More Critically’ About Who Gets Ventilators
    New York health center says it will support emergency-room staff who ‘withhold futile intubations,’ threatens to discipline doctors who talk to the press

    http://archive.is/ahTiY

    NYU Langone doctors notes:

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  45. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  46. rah says:

    My daughter in-law is an ICU nurse in Indianapolis. Talked to my son today and he said she had a crying jag last night. She is doing COVID-19 only and has been working extremely long hours of course. Says that she has 4 patients to deal with, all on respirators. Being the caring individual she is this is really hard on her. She says that from her perspective in the ICU the patient ages are scatter shot. The youngest 31 the oldest 80 y/o. Peak surge in Indianapolis is estimated to be two weeks away. They are doing OK with the N-95 masks though they are sanitizing them for reuse. Their worst shortage in PPE are the disposable gowns.

    My son is the General Manager of the Buffalo Wild Wings in Avon, Indianapolis. His store was only 1 of 5 in the group that owns a lot of the franchises that is doing curb side service. The others are allowing customers to come in to get their carryout food. He thinks that the other stores will be ordered to go curbside only pretty soon.

    They have cut staff to a minimum to reduce costs so he has been putting in 65 hour weeks. Says that they are doing business at a rate that is near the annual average but which is way below what they would normally be doing now during a typical year because this is normally one of the busiest times for them with the NCAA BB playoffs. All of the franchises have lost considerable money because they have so many kegs of beer on tap that are not being utilized. They are starting to sell bottled alcoholic beverages as carry out curb side to try and make up for some portion of the losses in the sales in those products.

    I have a considerable family and we’re closer than most. My three siblings are all doing OK but all of them are retired of semi-retired. All of my nieces and nephews are also doing OK. The family businesses are still working though they are working at 40 hours per week. We’re talking businesses in metal sales and fabrication. Lots of the business are specialized structural fabrications and materials for water treatment plants all over the US and those are of course considered essential services and that is why their still at it. They had a considerable backlog before this all came down. And though bidding on new work has slowed a bit it is still some going on since some work at those facilities simply cannot be put off.

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  47. Sherri Young says:

    B-Rock wants to talk about climate change today. AOC liked his post.

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    • CM-TX says:

      Well that confirms my earlier suspicion… they ARE using the very same FLAWED & SKEWED Models they use for Climate Change BS predictions.

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    • cheering4america says:

      It never fails to amaze me that the empty suit imagines anyone really thinks we want to hear his useless blather, but right away it appears 90,000 gullible people liked the post. Go figure.

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