April 1st – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1168

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  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. Grandma Covfefe says:

    — * USA * 🇺🇸 —-” April Prayers” —- 🇺🇸 * USA*—

    🦅 Heal Our Land
    Thank You, Lord, for President Trump, his MAGA Team, and all his supporters.
    Lord, keep them all safe in all they do and go daily. In Jesus’ Name we pray…..

    🌟 “The Lord is my shepherd;
    I shall not want.
    He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
    He leads me beside the still waters. ”🌟 —Psalm 23:1-2
    ——————
    ***Praises:
    ✅ Thank God…..Donald J. Trump is our president for the United State of America!
    ✅ Promise Made, Promise Kept: President Trump has released the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule that will provide safer and cleaner cars and save American families thousands of dollars in new vehicle costs.
    ✅.15% of Bernie supporters will vote for President Trump if Biden is the nominee
    ✅ America, Help is on the Way—
    ✅ America Strong—The only thing to fear is Fear Itself—We’re All in this Together

    🙏 Pray:
    — for 24/7 health protection for President Trump, his family, MAGA Team
    — for America to cheerfully adjust to new expanded guidelines
    — America: *Keep Calm *Use Common Sense to protect health/life style
    — America to be on its way to recovery, economically- and health-wise by June 1
    — for the Crew and top rated Medical Team of USNS COMFORT(at East Coast-NY now) and MERCY (At West Coast-L.A. now)–for safety, health, focus, energy, safety & health
    — for Chinese Wuhan Virus Task Force and “Making America Healthy Again” Team —for health, energy, truth
    — for safety/health for all Patriots working to keep America safe/healthy
    — against Opposition’s moves to shut down 1st amendment which is our first American Rights.
    — American-hating Fake Media to become irrelevant and go bankrupt
    — all Opposition’s lies against Pres. Trump become exposed as Lies
    — Two Pres. Candidate Democlowns to continue to fumble, jumble, mumble, stumble, tumble, bumble, grumble, crumble..then diminish….pouf….poof…..
    — protection for White House, AF1 Planes, WHMU & Pres Trump’s properties
    — for USA Election Integrity, Voter ID, Paper Ballots, catch voting fraudsters
    — For Safety and health protection for: USSS, Military & dogs, Border Patrol, LEOs, BP & LEOs’ Horses/dogs
    — for Guardian Angels protecting all our borders–air, land, sea
    — for Mexico: blocking cartels/invaders at USA/Mex border & Mex So. border
    — for 24/7 protection/healing for USA from Chinese Wuhan virus
    — for Rush Limbaugh and Treepers battling cancers and other diseases
    — for protection/healing for all American children/youth and our young Landen
    — *🇺🇸* USA Strong *🇺🇸*

    🦅 ”We pray for the doctors and the nurses, for the paramedics and the truck drivers, and the police officers and the sanitation workers, and above all, the people fighting for their lives in New York and all across our land. ”
    — 🇺🇸 — Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America — 🇺🇸 —

    ——————————–Today is Day 1 of 30.
    👌 —-Treepers’ Prayer Warriors Post for Wednesday, April1, 2020 — 👌
    Countdown: 216 more days…. to “4 MORE YEARS” WiN

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  3. Stillwater says:

    ***Today’s WeBuildTheWall / Fisher Industries posts***
    (Previous posts: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/03/30/march-30th-2020-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-1166/comment-page-1/#comment-8000187)

    Note: Most of the WBTW related social media accounts are covering coronavirus, politics, or illegal alien crimes. We will probably be in a quiet period regarding wall content until the next project(s) are near completion.
    The praises (much of which are older news) have been provided for those who wish to give thanks for them before praying for the wall prayer requests. I may add to, trim back, or simplify from time to time as projects/events progress or come to completion. If there is any new wall news I’ll list them in the update below. Otherwise, feel free to page down or scroll past.
    – – – – –
    Tuesday night update – 3/31/20

    – Retweet with FoxNews article and video about Mike Lindell (founder of MyPillows).
    – Retweets about two US companies switching over production to produce various medical supplies. Features a couple short video clips of a furniture company in Downtown Phoenix and a plastic manufacturing company in Gilbert.
    – Retweet with article and video: Austin CEO delivers thousands of masks from Mexico to Texas doctors in need of protective equipment.

    – Retweet of video of hospital staff showing appreciation to cleaning staff.

    – – – – –
    ***Praise: 🧱 (Project 1: May/June 2019)… WBTW/Fisher Industries was able to build a half mile wall up the side of a mountain in 11 days (with zero safety incidents), cutting off 19 major drug cartel trails, and closing off one of the worst areas along the border… (Sunland Park, NM)
    ***Praise: 👍 (11/20/19)… DHS Secretary Chad Wolf & CBP Chief gave a huge endorsement to WeBuildTheWall while visiting Project 1. CBP Chief called it a “Game Changer”. It’s the only time CBP or DHS have ever endorsed a wall builder.
    ***Praise: 🧱 (12/2/19)… Fisher Sand & Gravel was awarded a $400M border wall contract to build 31 miles of wall in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma County, Arizona.
    (Fisher receives $268M of this $400M project)(Estimated contract completion date is Dec 30, 2020.)

    ***Praise: (12/4/19)… Brian Kolfage & his family were given the opportunity to visit the White House.
    ***Praise: While the Temporary Restraining Order(s) were in place, Fisher Industries and crews were still able to keep working on some aspects of Project 2 from the Dec. 5th hearing to Dec 12th (after which they were off for the holidays).
    ***Praise: (Jan 3)… Judge Crane lifted/removed section 8b from the TRO so that Fisher was able to continue to “shave, grade, or cut the riverbank.”
    ***Praise: (Jan 9)… Judge Crane lifted/removed the TROs from both the Federal government’s lawsuit (on behalf of the IBWC) and the North American Butterfly Association’s lawsuit (on behalf of Marianna Trevino-Wright’s National Butterfly Center) against Fisher Sand and Gravel Co.
    ***Praise: 🧱 (Project 2 complete: Feb 17)… Fisher Industries was able to build 3.5 miles of wall along the Rio Grande River in Mission, Texas. Project 2’s “water wall” design is the first border wall that’s ever been built inside the flood plain.

    ***Praise: 🔍 (Reported on 12/18/19)… Senator Kevin Cramer was able to complete his in-depth review of the USACE’s procurement process and send a letter with his findings and recommendations to President Trump on 12/6/19.
    ***Praise: (Feb 6)… Rep. Warren Petersen’s (R-AZ) bill, HB 2084, making it easier to build border wall on private property in Arizona, passed AZ House on reconsideration with 31-29 party line vote. Next, it goes to the Senate.

    🙏 Prayer for the work crews. 🙏
    Heavenly Father, we pray in Jesus’ name:
    – for safety and health for the work crews and their families while they stay home during the temporary work shutdown; for safety and good weather for the work crews when they start up work again on Project 3, 4, & 5; that they would be able to continue uninterrupted until completion
    – for healing of Amanda Shea’s 14 year old son who has Covid-19.

    – for WBTW/Fisher Industries regarding the ongoing lawsuits; that the lawsuits would be dismissed.
    (Feb 5)… Judge Randy Crane granted a 60-day extension to all parties. The three sides will reconvene on April 8.
    – that WBTW would be able to find corporate sponsors for Project 3. (They already have a major construction equipment manufacturer and are looking for a solar LED security lighting manufacturer or supplier.)

    – that the DoD IG’s office audit of the $400 million border wall contract which the USACE awarded Fisher Sand & Gravel would show everything is fair and above board; that the swamp in DoD and USACE wouldn’t be able to corrupt the process; & that Fisher would be authorized to proceed with the project as planned.

    – that Rep. Warren Petersen’s (R-AZ) bill,HB 2084, making it easier to build border wall on private property in Arizona would get passed.
    (Feb 6)… The bill passed AZ house on reconsideration with 31-29 party line vote. Next, it goes to the Senate.

    – for the bi-national summit with the Mexican IBWC and American politicians that WBTW will be hosting; for open lines of communication/understanding; and that WBTW/Fisher Industries would learn what they need to know to facilitate the sign off and approval of their projects by the Mexican IBWC.

    – for 100% safety/health/guidance/direction for the work crews, security personnel, legal teams, CBP, DHS, Army and all involved in Project’s 2, 3, 4, 5 and other projects; and for WBTW/Fisher Industries as they work with private landowners to secure more property to build on
    – that work would go smoothly with continual, innovative improvements in method/process/efficiency and quality of construction; and with transitioning as they scale up capacity(manpower, equipment, etc.) to build larger projects
    – that there would be no outside interference (cartels, IBWC, courts/judges, protesters, swamp, etc.) and that if outside interference takes place that it would only work toward WBTW/Fisher Industries/USA’s benefit (exposing corruption, raising awareness, fundraising, etc.)

    – that Project 2’s wall will prove that the design is sound and that WBTW/Fisher Industries are capable of safely and effectively building it on a large scale in the Rio Grande Valley, with a superior build, at the lowest price
    – that the federal government would provide funding for WBTW/Fisher Industries to build 250+ miles of wall on Private Property in Texas
    – that the Government would purchase all of WBTW/Fisher Industries projects so the funds can be rolled into future projects and Fisher Industries will be able to scale up with additional equipment and manpower as needed.

    🌟 “The more that a broken system tells you that you’re wrong, the more certain you must be that you must keep pushing ahead. Because it’s the outsiders who change the world and will make a real and lasting difference. Nothing worth doing ever came easy. Treat the word impossible as nothing more than motivation.” ~ President Donald J. Trump 🌟

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  6. JohnCasper says:

    “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”

    We see the best U.S. President in our lifetimes stampeded by twisted, incomplete data, by floundering “experts,” and by a twisted, completely worthless mass media and political class: the triumph of Pennsylvania Avenue politico-technocratic madness over Main Street commonsense.

    Never forget, there is science and there are those who call themselves scientists. Not the same thing.

    Disgusting.

    The President gave up on his hope that we could begin restarting the economy by Easter. The “lockdown” continues in our Quixotic quest against a not very particularly deadly virus; a quest headed by people wrong before about previous “existential” threats. Remember North Korea? SARS? MERS? HIV/AIDS? Ebola? Recurrent flu epidemics/pandemics? The last Rebel Wilson movie?

    We survived them all without causing incalculable damage to our economy, life-styles, and basic freedoms. In the US, we have thrown out our Bill of Rights, in particular, the First Amendment. Yes, yes, before somebody chimes in, I realize that this legal opinion is probably accurate (h/t Instapundit): “the simple reality is this: federal courts will not enjoin temporary measures that are facially calculated to save lives.” Doesn’t mean that this is Right in the real sense, or that damage has not been done to the Constitution, and, of course, “temporary” is in the eye of the promoter, i.e., the bureaucracy and its multi-trillion dollar “rescue” packages using our money. If these “temporary” measures and “rescues” continue, soon we will not need to scrounge for toilet paper, we will use worthless $100 bills.

    I do, nevertheless, understand the President’s predicament. He will get blamed by the howling lefty mob for each and every infection and death, no matter what he does.

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    • gda53 says:

      So you’re a fan of taking our chances with medical triage, complete collapse of the medical infrastructure in US big cities, and the bull-dozing of thousands into mass graves?

      It’s not about you, annoyed as you may be.

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      • Jan Pauliny-Toth says:

        That is a false binary choice.
        Quarantining the elderly/endangered would have bern a viable option.
        That would have freed up ER for those few younger, fitter ones afflicted, at almostno cost to the economy.

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        • Dutchman says:

          That is, IMHO an unrealistic, naive even, option.
          Yes, the lethality goes up with age, but the truth is, due to the ‘wonders of modern medicine’ a significant portion of our population, from FULLY functioning children and adults, to disabled and seniors are the ‘vulnerable’subset.

          A premie in the neonatal ward, born 2 months premature, yes. But also her 45 y.o. nurse, who’s diabetic.
          And her 5 y.o. brother, who has an allergy to peanuts. And 12 y.o. sister, who has asthma.

          The 21 y.o., who is successfully beating cancer. The 47 year old who had triple bypass surgery last year, back to work six,weeks after the,surgery.

          The 67 y.o. CEO, with Congestive Heart Failure; goes to work every day, and like most of the rest (except the premie) is fully functional, as long as he takes his meds.

          I don’t know that anyone has,done a study, but a SIGNIFICANT portion of our population are people who are living AND WORKING with chronic illnesses.

          In addition there,are those who are retired, and disabled. Probably 30% of the population?

          Pretty much EVERY patient, certainly the vast majority of patients on the floors in hospitals; ICU, pre/post,, burn unit, are ALL vulnerable.

          Its a lot of people to quarantine, and exactly HOW would you go about doing that?

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          • lolli says:

            Dutchman,👍
            Exactly.

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          • Jim in TN says:

            Nice list of elderly/endangered.

            If you can quarantine everyone, then you surely can quarantine a subset of everyone.

            If it is an abuse to quarantine anyone, then it is a much greater abuse to quarantine everyone.

            The reality is that some countries are handling this much better than we are. They use testing and quarantine to quash the spread of this virus. And they use it to protect those at greater risk.

            It should be considered a crime to not have followed their proven example. When all is said and done, it will be provable that many fewer people should have died and that this economic collapse was avoidable.

            The only thing the experts will have going in their defense is that they let us get rid of our stockpiles and they let us ship our manufacturing of equipment and medicine to the place most likely to create the problem, so they couldn’t follow the processes that saved lives in other countries.

            But nothing will excuse their bungling of testing nor their refusal to act in timely fashion on so many things.

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            • Dutchman says:

              You don’t specify the countries that “handled it much better”, however I believe they A) have much smaller populations B) being much closer to CHI-NA they had extensive experience with SARS and MERS, as well as not trusting CHI-NA, and so got aggressive early C) used extensive contact tracing/quarantine, with a populace that, due to the aforementioned previous expereience, was compliant.

              In short, comparing apples,and oranges. And I can’t imagine who would possible attempt to ‘prove’ that fewer could have died and collapse unavoidable, nor that they could possibly be successful.
              Its like saying you can prove what would have happened if JFK hadn’t been shot.

              That this virus debacle is, on so many levels, a clear demonstration of why Globalism and engagement with CHI-NA is wrong headed stupid idea, I think we can agree on.

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        • amjean says:

          I don’t condone elder abuse.

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        • Super elite covfefe999 loves her President! says:

          It would have been great if the selfish people had acted more responsibly. I read about a going away party someone had in Connecticut, 40 selfish fools couldn’t abide by common sense guidelines and they caused an outbreak. IN MARCH. There’s just no excuse for this level of stupidity and selfishness. Now other people are going to pay, perhaps some with their lives. The party subject travelled internationally and probably infected many all along the way.

          WESTPORT, Connecticut — About 40 people who attended a farewell party in Connecticut in early March were exposed to Covid-19 after a partygoer was confirmed to have the virus, three local Connecticut officials confirmed to CNN. The town of Westport now has 79 cases, the most of any Connecticut municipality, according to local officials. (Mar 26 article, https://www.fox61.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-westport-connecticut-health/520-2fc81702-29e2-4cdf-ba07-707eb4cc1874)

          It’s not up to the vulnerable to protect themselves. It’s up to the spreaders to stop spreading! Stay the f home as much as possible. The party was completely unnecessary.

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      • JohnCasper says:

        Anything else you’d like to say I’m a fan of? If you throw out enough, you might hit something.

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      • wondering999 says:

        It’s not about you, or me… it’s about the Truth. And the truth includes the fact that Taiwan, Japan and Sweden are handling this epidemic differently, and having decent results that utilize free choices and without draconian measures to corral the population.

        Why are Japan, Taiwan and Sweden not a part of this discussion?

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    • Bigly says:

      JohnCasper – we are kind of in the middle of this thing – kind of. Perhaps we wait until the final numbers shake out.

      My guess is if you are right and this is all for “a few dead people” then Trump will reverse course, claim victory and that will be it.

      But if we do get a spike and the numbers don’t seem to have effect from malaria drugs , et al – then you need to chill cause no president is going to sit by while thousands die, not a one.

      So we shall see – but this is not over yet so thankfully, you’re not in charge. With respect.

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    • Super elite covfefe999 loves her President! says:

      Doctors, nurses, police officers, and others who help to keep us safe and alive are also now falling ill, and some will die. Businesses cannot afford to see 50%+ of their workforce falling ill. People keep whining about SARS-CoV-2 not being any deadlier than the flu, but they ignore the fact that pretty much nobody has immunity and nobody has been vaccinated, therefore all of the infections are occurring in a very condensed period of time, not spread out over the course of an illness “season”.

      Spreaders need to be stopped. Because there are so many stupid and selfish people, restrictions were necessary. This impacted the economy but will save lives. Unchecked this virus could kill more than 1 million in the US alone Anyone who is fine with 1 million people dying needs to question their morals.

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  7. citizen817 says:

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    • Tiffthis says:

      This must be why Bahama tweeted some crap about the climate today 🤣🤣

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      • citizen817 says:

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        • MAGA Minuteman says:

          Here’s a crazy thought about Obama’s accomplishments…If Obama didn’t win his second term, Mittens would have been President. As a result, the political pendulum wouldn’t have swung so far to the left causing us to come out in droves to vote for and elect President Trump.

          Instead of being in President Trump’s first term right now, we would be at the end of Mittens’ second term. Let that sink in! Our four years of patience and suffering through Obama’s “accomplishments” gave us President Trump. So yes, indirectly, that was one of Obama’s accomplishments. And it was “YUGE”.

          In just a few short years since our Commander in Chief President Trump took over at the helm, our country has steadily gotten back on course, the engines are starting to fire on all cylinders and the barnacles and seaweed are getting scrapped off the hull.

          We are standing by for heavy rolls as we get through this current pandemic. However, virus or no virus, I think we can all agree that our nation is in a far better place than it could be in with someone else at the helm.

          With the “All Hands on Deck” approach of our leadership and all menbers of the crew (us) doing our part, we will weather the storm.

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          • Jim in TN says:

            Do you really think Mittens would have won a second term? My guess is that he would still be the most hated man in the country with President Cankles running a close second.

            But that makes Mittens winning a first term even worse. But Saint Cankles would be the media’s hero as the US death toll exceeded a million at the end of March.

            But that wouldn’t matter because anyone who comes here would be granted immediate citizenship, welfare benefits and medical care. Of course us old coots would be given two aspirin and sent home and our children would be advised to call the undertaker the next morning.

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        • Bigly says:

          Did Obama delete this tweet? It’s no longer available?? What an insane thing to say…gawd these progressives are so dangerous to our country.

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    • Debra says:

      Biden’s recent interview lamented that the president didn’t have a ‘point man’ to help in during this time of crisis.

      Hey, Joe, the Vice President is doing admirably at that role. We know you are feeling left out, possibly even jealous that you are not the current VP . . .

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    • Rynn69 says:

      Good to see Don Jr. is up to bat!

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  14. Bogeyfree says:

    How do we get to PT or Pence the suggestion for all future briefings they share with the American people……..

    How many people who have been admitted to a hospital have been given hydroxychloroquine?

    And

    Of those people who have been given hydroxychloroquine how many have recovered or been discharged?

    IMO THIS is the CRITICAL information all Americans need to hear!

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    • Ray Runge says:

      AND how many community based and easy access clinics are available for early symptom people for treatment before hospitals and bureaucratic TEST TEST TEST centers.

      Clinical treatment at the earliest possible time is the best way to address any illness.

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    • 7delta says:

      I want some intrepid reporter to ask:

      Are there any guidelines for hospitals and attending physicians to help them provide the best and most accurate data by differentiating categories of deaths to 1) specifically caused by confirmed corona virus, 2) deaths caused by preexisting conditions or sudden onset medical events, like heart attacks and strokes, in patients who also had corona virus, 3) untested symptomatic patients, where it’s unknown whether the illness was caused by corona virus, the flu or a bacterial pneumonia? If not, shouldn’t there be? And, since accurate data is essential and sometimes attending docs have to make judgment calls, shouldn’t other causes be ruled out first, before ascribing death to the corona virus in cases where there’s possible other causes, even if testing for corona virus wasn’t available? 

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    • bethabcd says:

      A great article about hydroxychloroquine and its successful use in many countries already. Shows the Left is demonizing this drug because they NEED this economy to crash so they can win in 2020. They can’t let PDJT have a win!

      It’s very low cost ($20) and could be used NOW, but Dr. Fauci and the Left keep throwing water on the idea. But it is best used BEFORE the patient gets really sick. So any “studies” in the US using ICU patients only will not show great results. Other countries having great success giving it to people RIGHT AWAY!

      https://knowledgeisgood.net/2020/04/01/the-20-solution/

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      • Blue Wildflower says:

        I think the American people would really appreciate not having to listen to Dr. Fauci and His blond sidekick. I only want to hear from President Trump. We have all seen and listened to scientists and they do not act like those two. I can see them walking through the doors and saying “How do you think we did today and giggling.” They are not believable! They do not look serious they look they look like they are enjoying destroying our county. I have full confidence in President Trump but not those two.

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    • Blue Wildflower says:

      A million likes!

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  20. Ivehadit says:

    unseen1
    @unseen1_unseen
    Some people act like President Trump could just ignore the advice of his experts and roll the dice and hope/pray they were wrong and 2.2 million people didn’t die within a very short period of time. That’s more people that died in every war we every fought “combined”

    I AM SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE DONALD TRUMP AS MY PRESIDENT.

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    • Magabear says:

      Plenty of experts who dispute the Fauci/Birx predictions.

      Just saying.

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      • Ivehadit says:

        Yes I assume there are but as the post points out, who is willing to bet against Fauci and Birx to the tune of 2,2 million people?

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        • Magabear says:

          Well if that’s the case, then we need lockdowns with no end in sight and at least admit that we’ll accept an economic depression and suspension of the constitutional rights in order to make everyone safe.

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      • Dutchman says:

        So, in one month seems to me one of several things will have happened,….

        We will see similar ramp ups, in various large cities around the country, that haven’t exploded so far; Denver, Albequerque, St. Louise, Kansas City, for example.

        And the death toll rising dramatically, to 100,000- 200,000 within the next month to six weeks.

        In which case the shut in will be seen as justified, I suspect and everyone will be saying it would have been a lot worse, without.

        OR, in a month the death toll will be significantly lower, say 20,000 or less.
        And, the experts,will say the shut in measures worked, along with shutting down air travel from China and EU early,…and it would have been much worse, without.

        Or, in a month, despite the shut in, we will be up to our asses in dead people, a lot more than 200,000 in which case it won’t really matter,…

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        • Rynn69 says:

          One thing is certain – globalism is the reason this is a pandemic.

          If this can cause such catastrophe to our economy, Americans must rethink the devastation caused by globalism and vote accordingly.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Perhaps you missed it, I posted 3 long posts on yesterdays,Presidential thread, upshot is, I think the pandemic is GOD “weighing in” on the debate of Globalism vs Nationalism.
            God is a Nationalist. Hello? CHOSEN people!
            If he were a globalist, would have said ALL people are equally his chosen people.

            And Tower of Babel! Not only knocked down the tower, but struck them so they all spoke different languages?
            NOT something a Globalist God would do!
            In fact, one could say the Globalists have the same aspirations as the Tower builders; to supplant God.

            Everything about this pandemic supports what PDJT has been saying, and causes all but the most TDS deranged to question the whole notion of Globalism.

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        • Jim in TN says:

          Do you realize how perverse that is?

          The shut in/down failing to save 100s of thousands of lives (the death toll of the asian flu of the 50’s) will be seen as proof that it saved us from millions of deaths. (The death toll of the Spanish flu from before medicine reduced flu death rates.)

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  21. citizen817 says:

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    • dilonsfo says:

      You mean while she was walking around San Francisco telling everyone to come to China Town, come to parade, go shopping and hug each other?

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      • wondering999 says:

        What I hear from San Francisco, though, is that although they have a lot of Covid cases, they are not as hard hit as NYC seems to be.

        Could this be because many of them already HAD the disease thanks to frequent travel to China and infectious contacts in December/January? and were immune by March?

        Also — the climate in California leads to a lot of people going outside. Lots of sunshine, fresh air, running, walking, hiking because it’s too nice out there, to not be outside. Do they have more vitamin D in their bodies to help fight off infections, because of this?

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  23. Perot Conservative says:

    Sundance had a question on Twitter, asking why California wasn’t hit first re: Coronavirus, due to California’s ties to Asia. My thoughts.

    Northern Italy

    My understanding is that Chinese companies bought multiple Italian fine leather companies in the Lombardy (northern) region of Italy. And now, over 100,000 Chinese live in Lombardy.

    There are also direct flights from Lombardy to Wuhan.

    On top of that, they celebrated Chinese New Year about the time the virus exploded. And I’m told Northern Italy has dense, old housing… and if the culture still holds, kissing of cheeks, farmers markets, & close contact.

    Add those items together – bingo?

    California

    Many of the Chinese and Chinese-Americans in California are second, third, fourth generation who rarely or never go back to China. Or, new immigrants who effectively escaped.

    There is a modest CV outbreak in the South Bay.

    I hope this helps

    Perot Conservative

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    • SteveC says:

      There are plenty of Chinese in SoKal with that still have deep ties to China.
      I think that the China virus was in SoKal before anyone was talking about it. We were told this last winter was the worst flu season in years.

      That’s why I’d like to get the blood antibodies test, which seems to be being slow rolled out.

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    • dilonsfo says:

      Most people in California live in suburbs so not so densely packed. It seems the areas where people are living on top of one another are the areas getting hit the hardest.

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    • Deplorably Bonnie Blue says:

      The Chinese probably own half of California and many others states, but they haven’t moved in all their foreign workers yet. Give them time. There is an article in Fortune about the biggest American companies being own by the Chinese. I know they also buy us houses here with cash.

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      • I know that the Chinese from China own a lot of Nevada. The price of housing both here in Las Vegas and also, Reno have gone through the roof. Las Vegas has always had very affordable housing but, now not so much. I cannot wait for the Chinese in China to sell off all of their inventory in the USA. Yes, prices will go down but then Americans will be able to afford a home.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Rush Limbaugh was arguing this too. Over 5000 people a day flying to Cal. from China in the months infection was brewing and travel allowed.

      Italy is definitely the source of the New York area infection.

      Trump’s travel ban did buy us time. Why?

      It had to start out small in China. The chances that anybody traveling here in November were infected were really small. But those chances kept rising. And our early attempts to screen sick people had to have let in people who had the virus. So we also were lucky that the President’s actions were in time to minimize the initial wave from China, but left us vulnerable to a secondary wave from Italy.

      I also wish people would think through their ‘everybody already had it’ claims. If this flu were rampant here or elsewhere in the world in November, then it did not start in Wuhan in November, and the Chinese are not the original hosts for the virus. And we are even less competent than the Chinese who knew they had it but were lying about it in December and January.

      And don’t forget, people get bad cases of the flu every year. And 30,000 – 60,000 die from it every year. That was true long before this virus reached man. Those bad cases of other flu viruses have to still be happening, and will explain most of the earlier bad flu cases.

      But yes, somebody should be testing for the antibody to better understand this flu. And maybe it will be shown to already have been here. But if that is the case, there should have been a massive spike in cases when they first started testing sick people. We would have seen half the already hospitalized flu victims test positive if half the existing flu cases came from this virus. The numbers would have started out large and grown massive instead of starting small and grown large heading to massive.

      And the longer it takes before they start this antibody testing the harder it will be to disprove the accusation.

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    • wondering999 says:

      When in California the outdoor-living style is remarkable. Lots of sunshine, lots of people out running, dancing, inline skating, off to the beach, etc. etc.

      Somebody sent me this Lew Rockwell link. It has several suggestions for coping that I haven’t seen much of elsewhere, including sunshine for Vitamin D, because flu season is worst when people are indoors cooped up, and don’t get as much sunshine because of coats/hats/mittens etc. The Californians are outdoors year round because their climate makes that irresistible.

      Posted this on another thread, but it’s worth a look and considering
      https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/03/no_author/americans-will-have-to-cure-the-coronavirus-epidemic-on-their-own/

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  24. noswamp says:

    Saw a chart that said that there were xxx of deaths in California out of 100,000. Completely misleading since California has a higher population than most states in the union.

    The state and gvt charts should simply have deaths per state. Period. Hopefully our brilliant statisticians and doctors at the WH or elsewhere see this.

    My rant for the day.

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    • FPCHmom says:

      But the deaths per capita is actually a much more apples-to-apples way of comparing different states. Here is a chart that shows how the states rank in infections per 100,000, and as you can see, California is actually towards the bottom of the list, meaning a lower infection level than many other smaller states.

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    • FPCHmom says:

      Or they also show it as 1 infection per x amount of people. For example, in California, about 1 in 5000 people have it, and in Colorado, 1 in 1800 people have it, according to this graph.

      And then there is New York, which has 1 infection for every 250 people.

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  25. citizen817 says:

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  26. mr.piddles says:

    Lots of random, often disconnected thoughts pop into my head most days. Usually in the comfort of a hot shower. Or walking Poochie in the forest behind the Piddles Homestead.

    Today’s Random Though Blue Ribbon goes to: “I wonder how John Bolton’s book sales are going these days.”

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  27. 4sure says:

    Right now we have apps. 180,000 chi com virus cases reported in USA with appx. 4000 deaths. Fauchi and Birx say we could see 100,000-200 000 deaths from the virus. I say based on reported cases so far and reported deaths so far, it is not possible to hit their numbers. If the deaths increase 10 times what we have experienced, we will have 40,000 deaths. Didn’t the two Doctors say today that we had peaked?

    I say we will not exceed 40,000 deaths and 90% will be elderly with underlying conditions.

    Their model is very flawed. They keep talking about Italy. Only an idiot or someone with a hidden agenda would use Italy as our model. It’s akin to using an apple model to predict what an orange is going to taste like when you cut into it.

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    • Wendy says:

      The number would be way below 100,000 as long as another nyc like hot spot doesn’t show up. If all of the states follow the nyc model instead of following it it’s possible to hit the number due to capacity problem.

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    • gda53 says:

      People keep missing the point (deliberately?).

      It’s not about whether it’s 40,000 or 80,000 or 120,000 deaths.

      It’s about whether or not those deaths, occurring in a short space of time, will completely overwhelm our medical resources and personnel, leading to exceedingly ugly scenes in places like NY. Very ugly.

      From your words it’s clear to see that you really don’t understand the modelling process or the fact that the greatest minds in the world are at work constantly producing and refining them.

      It’s not just Fauci huddling with Hillary to push out something to bamboozle the President.

      PDJT cannot be bamboozled. Don’t lose trust in him.

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      • Jan Pauliny-Toth says:

        It is also about whether those deaths would have occurred anyway, s few weeks or months down the road…
        https://www.rt.com/op-ed/484548-coronavirus–people-die-outcome/

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        • Dantes says:

          I am in Kentucky, A woman who I know of died. They say it was because of the Corona Virus. Her family has been taking turns giving her 24/7 care for at least 3 years. I can’t remember what the underlying condition was. She died of Corona Virus? Yeah, right.
          I don’t believe my government any more. Is that my fault or theirs? I have watch for 3-1/2 years the un-elected administrative bureaucrats try to get rid of a duly elected President with the help of the totally corrupt Main Stream Media. Not one single person has gone to jail for all the laws they broke. Excuse me if I am a total skeptic of anything my un-elected bureaucrats tell me. That ship has sailed.

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      • Magabear says:

        Well, it is kind of is about death numbers because if the hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, more people will die.

        No doubt, this is a big problem for the New York metro area and in a few other select spots in the country (New Orleans and Seattle). But burning the whole house down to try and eradicate the bug problem in the den doesn’t make alot of sense.

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      • amjean says:

        What disease will be next in order to shut down the economy?

        The point is that NOW that this debacle has succeeded, what will the globalist
        communist one world government whack jobs use next?

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  28. T2020 says:

    Sharing some funny Politically incorrect moments:

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  29. Laurie Walker says:

    Tomorrow is April 1st. I’m renewing my energy this year …. I hope to get a good laugh!

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  30. Sherri Young says:

    Mexico could implode. Mexican crude oil fell to $10.37 USD today.

    https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mexican-crude-plunges-20-to-us-10-37-per-barrel/

    Plus, AMLO issued a 30-day emergency declaration for coronavirus and ordered businesses to continue to pay their employees.

    https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/coronavirus/national-coronavirus-emergency-declared/

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  31. citizen817 says:

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  32. citizen817 says:

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      So how about a grass roots effort……

      Get 2,000 MAGA patriots to volunteer to own 4 hospitals each in their home area and for the next 10 days they visit the ER of their assigned hospital and report back daily where we have an excel wizard recording the data and we provide it to PT, Pence and all Americans every day.

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      • joeknuckles says:

        Conveniently, in the “hardest hit” places, we are not allowed to venture out on unapproved missions to surveill the local hospitals. The local politicians are even screaming about how they will lock us up.

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      • dilonsfo says:

        they are already doing that on twitter at #findyourhospital. Started by Candice Owens. Almost all hospitals are empty. Caught a hospital in Boston lying about how crowed it was and the Administrator had to come out say “they were planning for the possible future crowding.”

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  33. fred5678 says:

    Just an engineer, not a statistician nor physician, so please help me out.

    World stats say USA cumulative cases of CCPvirus: 188,437

    (includes both inpatients and outpatients, not just hospitalizations ??)

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

    while the CDC estimates regular seasonal flu so far this season:
    400,000 – 730,000 flu hospitalizations

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

    Are CDC flu estimates full of shit, or would an increase of 26%

    in seasonal flu — 188,000/730,000 — have caused the same hospital chaos??

    Where am I wrong??

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Chicken Little Syndrome is the most successful meme in the USA today, BAR NONE.

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    • California Joe says:

      You’re not wrong!

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    • treehouseron says:

      When this is all over, they’re going to find when you add the flu deaths this year, with the coronavirus deaths this year, it will be similar to what we labeled the flu deaths last year. This is just a subset of the people who normally die from the flu, now dying from what they’re labeling the Coronavirus.

      We’re about to all see the amazing resilience of the American economy when after three or four months it all comes roaring back and somehow we’re in a better place than we were a few months ago.

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  34. citizen817 says:

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  35. Magabear says:

    So I guess Fox’ late night “Coronavirus pandemic, we’re all gonna die!” hysteria coverage was losing viewers, so primetime reruns are back. Actually a good sign, means people are getting sick of the fear mongering.

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  36. PDJT announces possible 2 trillion infrastructure initiative after the bell… wall street dow futures down 480. WHAT A FRAUD.
    Please save us all $300 monthly by giving us municipal wifi so we can all ditch cable and watch CNN flame in. Then give us something we can put savings into with a modest return; and that is completely disconnected from wall st.
    Münchin is a rock star. Prepare for relaunch.

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  37. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    This is going to be a brutal month coming up. Very tough for the nation.

    That said, there are possible signs of hope. The daily % or new positive cases seems to be slowing, particularly in New York City. Slowing that number and getting it towards zero is the first sign that you have a region or the nation under control, even though hospitalizations and deaths will lag that data. Not celebrating yet, but it looks like things are beginning to turn.

    I thought POTUS’ presser was masterful today, as was yesterday’s (Monday’s) event. POTUS easily parried the ramblings of Acosta and the PBS lady. Birx gave a massive assists with her statement on how China withholding data screwed up the rest of the world’s understanding and response to the virus.

    Politically, things are not going to be where we would with them to be for November. Specifically as regards the economy. That said, certain things are taking place now because of the virus that favor POTUS heading towards the election.

    First, impeachment and Muh Russia and the investigations are gone. The only investigation that the Dems can hope to roll out moving forward is “how did POTUS mess up on the virus?” Good luck with that. The worst thing you can say about POTUS on this front is that the administration (supposedly) did not coordinate with the private sector fast enough on testing. Ok. But who knew that the CDC would bungle the initial test kits, and who knew we would have to test millions of people?

    Second, Biden may as well not exist currently. With a large segment of the population stuck at home these days and with no professional sports or ‘entertainment’ (like movies) to consume, people are stuck all day thinking about the virus and basically waiting to watch the daily briefings. With POTUS and team Task Force as the stars. And everyone knows how that’s working out for the left. Biden, and the Dems, are meaningless in this drama except when they are dumb enough to try to hold out needed cash for Americans so that they can get the Kennedy Center funded.

    Third, the issues of the 2020 election are changing rapidly. Forget about POTUS’ supposed “corruption”, or his supposed racism, or things like climate change. Instead, the election is about the virus and a referendum on the nation that begat the virus. Borders, national security, the military and related items come to the fore. And that’s very bad news for Dems.

    It’s getting so bad that Obama put out his tweet today about how we must take climate change seriously, as we take the virus. Whatever he said. Whatever Barack. No one cares about climate change now and they won’t care about it when the virus comes back around in the fall before the election. And the Southern Hemisphere is likely to be on fire during out summer, with the virus.

    POTUS put out the order for a massive build up of ventilators and other equipment. What’s going to happen is that, after our peak, that stuff is going to be shipped around the world to help out. As in Donald Trump, world hero. That’s coming.

    Finally, Team Obama is heavily reliant on proxies for their machinations. Well guess what? The NBA (that hates Trump) isn’t playing games now. The Olympics (with people like Rapinoe involved) isn’t taking place this year. Celebrities don’t matter. People like POTUS and medical professionals on the front lines are the heroes now. Greta doesn’t matter. And that’s a massive, massive blow to Team Obama. And he knows it, which is why the “young people vote for climate change issues” tweet by Obama today.

    I’m not saying all is rosy or things will be easy. The truth is, presidents get blamed for bad economic conditions nearly all of the time, fair or not. Crisis or not. Headwinds will be real.

    Still, many things are trending away from the Dems right now. And their presumed nominee may be the weakest selection since the days of Dukakis or Mondale, or even beyond that.

    So with all the bad things happening now, I’m still feeling hopeful. Just praying that we can all stay strong for the next month to come.

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    • fred5678 says:

      Best part of today’s presser — Fauci came out as a Climate Denier.

      All the climate doomsday predictions come from computer models.

      Did you here what he said about models and how they are only as good as the assumptions modelers put into them??

      DELICIOUS!

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    • McGovern > Biden. Maureen.

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    • FPCHmom says:

      Thank you for such a well thought out and written comment!

      I agree that all of the left’s issues seem so unimportant now that we are fighting a word-wide pandemic. All of the things like trans bathrooms, using the correct pronouns, and even climate change, have been exposed as things wealthy people worry about only because there are no real problems confronting them.

      And that Obama tweet today was just lame. Comparing a real Global pandemic and theoretical Global warming in terms of seriousness is just wrong, and everyone knows it.

      Even he seems really small.

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        Thanks, FPCH. Really enjoyed your comment as well! You nailed it.

        Liked by 1 person

      • wendy forward says:

        To paraphrase Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard”, he was ALWAYS small…it was the Presidency that got big (Original line: “I was always big…It was the PICTURES that got small!”).

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    • FPCHmom says:

      Here’s another example of how small the Obama administration people have become now that the country is in a fight against a pandemic. They’re still complaining about something PDJT said weeks ago, and they’re calling him a racist for the eleventy-millionth time. Nobody cares what Susan Rice thinks anymore.

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        Exactly. You’re right on, FPCH. They look like dwarves compared with POTUS’ giant now. And it’s only going to get worse going forward.

        No one cares about SJW stuff when thousands of people are dying. No one.

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      • Rynn69 says:

        FPCH: Some people just can’t get off the needle. They just keep beating the dead horse (figure of speech of course). 🙂

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    • gda53 says:

      Bravo. It’s good to see a shining light of positivity in what has been an over-whelming morass of negativity here today.

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    • nimrodman says:

      Nice analysis, MakeAmericaGreat
      In reply to your Kennedy Center callout:

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  38. Linda K. says:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/the-senator-who-saw-the-coronavirus-coming/
    Tom Cotten has been given credit for seeing this pandemic coming. He seems like a pretty good Senator, with the interests of our country at heart.

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    • fred5678 says:

      NICE CATCH!! Thanks for link!!

      Timeline of POTUS and admin working on CCPvirus vs. Pelosi and impeachment, with Dems reacting AGAINST the China travel ban (only because Orange Man bad) by encouraging attendance at Chinese New Years parades is outrageous.

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  39. FPCHmom says:

    (Good Warning) – The list is comprehensive and long!

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    • Bubby says:

      Mom excellent post!! Read the tweet thread! While Pelosi was working on ordering impeachment pens for Democrats President Trump was getting ready for the Wuhan virus!

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  40. treehouseron says:

    The governor of SC did us a solid today. The Democrat governor of NC, where I live, put out a ‘shelter in place” order, and closed all “Non-essential” businesses. So you have to be deemed an essential business, which is defined by the state basically, or you have to try to wing it, to stay open.

    So my business is just over the state line in SC. So I looked this morning to see where Governor McMaster (a republican, a big supporter of President Trump too)… I looked to see where he stood. He was saying a few days ago, he would resist such an order because in South Carolina, their business, is Business…. basically saying any business in the state he feels is important.

    So around 4 today, we got word from the news that he had shut all non-essential businesses.

    So I go and search for it, and news story after news story about how he shut all non-essential businesses.

    So i go find the Executive Order… and it says he will shut “THE FOLLOWING Non-Essential businesses.”

    So what he did was, he didn’t shut down Everything but the essential businesses…. he shut down some of the non-essential businesses. This small nuance means that instead of shutting everything down and then allowing some to open, he has left everything open, and required some to shut down. That little difference means my business, a retail store, can stay open. Mainly he shut down movie theaters, auditoriums, hair salons, etc. If my business had been in NC instead of SC, I would be needlessly shut down by a governor who doesn’t know what he’s doing. Fortunately, I’m in SC.

    ————————————————————————————

    Watch at 14:30 as he explains the difference. at 18:00 he explains how he wanted to close the bare minimum of businesses. SC is blessed to have a good man as Governor, he’s doing everything he can to protect the people and also help as many businesses as he can.

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    • wendy forward says:

      Where are you in SC? I am very interested in eventually relocating there (from Calizuela) – I know only the Charleston/Beaufort area but would welcome any suggestions. BF has never been there so we need to visit. We were planning on beginning our explorations soon but of course have to put it on hold for now.

      I love your Gov, he’s awesome. I bet POTUS put that snake Nikki Haley at the UN so this guy could become Gov. Good move!

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  41. FPCHmom says:

    Good article and thread by Jeff Carlson about the FISA debacle. I hope this get some traction now that there is nothing else in the news except for CV.-

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  42. joeknuckles says:

    My county in California, Contra Costa, finally took their foot off my throat and accepted the federal guidelines that real estate is essential. However, at the same time they screwed me by making most residential and commercial construction non-essential. I just closed on a house for my duaghter and her family that needs a kitchen before they can move in. Now I have a moral dilemma. If I let my contractor go ahead and do it anyway and he gets caught, not only do we get hit for no permit, but his contractor license could be pulled. I don’t want to do that to him. If I can’t find some workaround that protects him, I’m going to have to eat the mortgage payment on an empty house for a while, to go along with all the other ways I’m losing my ass right now. Oh well, it could be worse, I suppose.

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    • Jan Pauliny-Toth says:

      Be creative…declare it a homeless shelter needing a kitchen, or involve a charity, soup kitchen, whatever. Get the directive, read the small print. Something with a Vet? Military? Healthcare? Disabled? Earthquake-proofing? Orphans? Exotic rare climate-saving orchids?

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    • fred5678 says:

      This may not be too helpful, but I have often subsisted for a few weeks in a motel room with merely the bathroom sink for water and dish washing and microwave and refrigerator, Not too helpful with little ones or large family or many weeks, though. And maybe a hot plate?

      My condolences.

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    • wendy forward says:

      Feel your pain fellow Calizuelan (Ventura County here). We were going to put our place on the market and start investigating relocation possibilities (probably in the South) but now of course will wait. But you’re a real estate person and will figure something out. How about just a microwave and toaster oven? That’s pretty much all we use.

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    • raffaella says:

      As the homeowners, even without a license, your daughter/her husband have the right to be their own general contractor and hire subcontractors. My mom has built homes all her life (she is not a contractor, nor does she have a license) by pulling permit herself and just hiring subcontractors. So if you want to keep this remodeling quiet, just have your contractor do the work with the understanding that if you get caught, your daughter was the “owner contractor” And this remodeling was necessary because they had no place to live in such difficult times (epidemic) and had to finish the remodeling ASAP.

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      • Raffaella says:

        I forgot to mention, I live in California as well and have done multiple home remodeling for myself. I only pull permit if I need to make structural modifications. I never pull a permit for just remodeling a kitchen or bathrooms.

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    • dilonsfo says:

      The permit is the big thing. If they catch you doing it with a permit…well, I wouldn’t do it unless it was in my own home and then I would limit it to cabinets, countertops but not water, gas, electric or tearing out walls.

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  43. citizen817 says:

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  44. Magabear says:

    Thank you Devin Nunes for saying what needed to be said on Ingraham’s show tonight. One of the few bright lights we have in D.C. Good show overall by Laura tonight.

    And then there’s the Fox news update gal repeating the Chinese propaganda about the USA having more Wuhan deaths than China. Disgraceful.

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  45. FPCHmom says:

    Attention parents with kids in public schools –

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    • Dutchman says:

      The principle sees those $’s he gets, from district and Federal, for butts in seats.
      The longer this goes on, the less come back, due to Home Schooling, online charter schools, etc.

      And, less students means less kickbacks from the textbook companies, OH, NO!

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    • Magabear says:

      Well that principle is right about one thing, education isn’t what we experienced as kids. It’s become a freaking disgrace!

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    • Rynn69 says:

      I thought I saw everything about the disorder called liberalism until I saw this.

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    • Somebody says:

      If this is real, the principal is correct at least in part. Home school shouldn’t be bringing institutional school home. Home school means you learn at home, not that you institutionalize your home.

      That’s a really hard thing for many to grasp and why so many get frustrated. Many people when they start home schooling try to recreate a public school in their home.

      Almost every school district by now has either switched to online classes, posted their work online or mailed packets to their students. Many students had a lot of work to catch up on. Once the kids are caught up their parents are going to start to notice it doesn’t take that much time. They will realize how much time at public school is spent on things other than education. Many won’t care, but the ones that do may never send their kids back.

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      • tappin52 says:

        My daughter homeschools her oldest daughter (lengthy convalescence after surgery) and she is doing quite well. She does not want to return to public school. Two other children are adjusting to doing their work online.

        My daughter was frustrated with the common core math nonsense that her public schooled daughter was struggling with. My husband spent several hours with our granddaughter and she lit up when she realized that she could understand math after all. She told my daughter that she prefers “Grandpa math”, lol.

        Homeschool may be in the best interest of many students. BTW, my daughter has a degree in biology and her Masters in Nutrition so she is capable and may homeschool all of the kids from now on.

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    • fred5678 says:

      As an active part-time tutor I see the crap that is taught in schools. I have even helped a half dozen teachers pass their math certification tests.
      2 + 2 is ALWAYS 4, not “about 5 and good try”!!!

      BTW — for you parents with MS and HS math students, teach them the Double Intercept form of the linear equation. Taught in Europe and probably Asia (was that racist?) but not in US. Great circular exercise:

      Draw a straight line on a X-Y graph and note the intercepts. For instance if the X intercept is +5 and the Y intercept is +4, the double intercept equation is simply X/5 + Y/4 = 1.
      The constant on the right is always +1.
      Now multiply by the two denominators to produce the standard form: 4X + 5Y = 20.
      Now convert to slope-intercept form: 5Y = -4X +20; Y = (-4/5)X +4.
      Now compare the slope and Y intercept with the original graph.
      Works for any line that does not go through the origin, and is not vertical or horizontal.

      On SAT/ACT tests, if the constant of a standard form equation is the product of the X and Y coefficients (VERY OFTEN!), just swap the coefficients to get the intercepts and quickly identify the corresponding graph:

      If you are given: 6X + 7Y = 42, then X intercept is 7 and Y intercept is 6.
      When converting TO double intercept FROM standard form, divide each term by the constant, simplify each coefficient, then make sure the numerator of each X and Y coefficient is 1, by, if necessary, dividing numerator and denominator by the numerator.
      Have fun during quarantine!!

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Many districts outright said no kids will fail or pass/fail.

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    • MILupper says:

      Social media post from a teacher: The second paragraph really caught my attention.

      The next week or two could start a new chapter in public education. There is a huge learning curve that students and teachers will be navigating together.

      As we possibly embark on this thing called “eLearning,” I am asking my Facebook friends to refrain from publicly scrutinizing their children’s teachers/schools/district for the way they are teaching and/or assigning lessons.

      Please offer grace to your child’s teacher and other school personnel. I promise that educating your children is still their #1 priority. ❤️❤❤

      They are about to navigate uncharted waters with little, to no prep time. This is a crisis, not a time to be playing armchair quarterback. They love our kids and will be doing their absolute best!

      Please copy & paste if you are a teacher … or want to support teachers.

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    • Leaving says:

      The fact is, not everyone has the gift to school their children. My wife and I do not. Both my wife and her mother did the same thing when it came to teaching their children piano: they hired a teacher. I can teach my kids some advanced or trade skills but not fundamental skills they need to learn in school. It just doesn’t end well.

      Forgive the Facebook link, but my wife showed me this video to share how she felt about having the children at home right now: https://m.facebook.com/1622865166/posts/10219238333222128/?d=n

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  46. Do stop thinking about tomorrow says:

    I have been up and down on the massive reaction to the Wuhan Virus. To much not enough.

    I finally have decided that the CIA or Intelligence Community must assessed the death in China in the range of the cell phone customer drop. If the estimate 35 million lost customers equates to any fraction those numbers are monstrous.

    This I believed has spurred our great Presidents action.

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  47. Dutchman says:

    Hard to trust cia, and what % of 1 point whatever BILLION is 35 million?

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  48. Rynn69 says:

    Why the private sector works rings around the public sector…excellent article on how private business and organizations do what the government cannot:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/in_this_time_of_crisis_its_the_private_sector_coming_through.html

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